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Hall of flame: Firefighters and officials celebrated the opening of Surrey’s newest firehall Friday, lauding the difference that elements – including a traditional brass pole – will make in their ability to respond to emergencies.  see page 11

New hours frustrate

School crunch Sheila Reynolds Black Press

At least two Surrey high schools will have extended hours this fall, as part of efforts to deal with ongoing space shortfalls. South Surrey’s Earl Marriott Secondary (EMS) and Cloverdale’s Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary (LTS) will be adopting an alternate schedule beginning this September to address cramped conditions. The concept is being adopted in an effort to ensure students can actually get into their neighbourhood schools and are able to access the courses and programs they need. Like many schools in the district, EMS and LTS are significantly over capacity and have ❝This is the multiple product of portable nobody paying classrooms attention on site to to a rapidly handle student growing overflow. With district.❞ no new school space on the Laurae McNally horizon, and school board chair more residents arriving each month, the schools have opted to extend the school day to accommodate a greater number of students. Although schedule details at the two schools have yet to be ironed out, a newsletter says the amount of instructional time for students will remain the same. But the plan is to have the Grade 8 and 9 students start and end the school day at a different time than the Grade 10-12 students and likely have different lunch breaks. Specific start and end times for the school day haven’t been set, but it’s anticipated the schedule will fall somewhere between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. daily.  see page 4

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The right moves Sarah Formosa and Hannah Ricci (right) team for the number Forca at Spiral Dance Studio’s sixth annual solo, duo and trio showcase at Earl Marriott Secondary’s Wheelhouse Theatre, Feb. 6. Organized by parents to allow students aged six to 17 an opportunity to dance their tap, jazz, ballet, hip hop, modern, stage and contemporary numbers in front of a live audience before taking them to regional dance competitions, the show also raises money for a scholarship fund for graduating dancers wishing to pursue a career in dance arts. (Above) Julia Baszo performs Trust Me, (below) Cailyn Andrews dances My Bologna.

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Hunt accepts mayor’s Surrey First invite Tracy Holmes & Kevin Diakiw Staff Reporter / Black Press

Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts’ majority slate on council has added Coun. Marvin Hunt to its fold. Hunt confirmed Monday morning that he will be joining Watts’ Surrey First coalition – leaving Bob Bose as the sole council member not a part of Surrey First. “You (are) the first one that I’ve talked to about it,” Hunt told Black Press. “The answer is yes.” Hunt says he made the decision about two weeks ago, and characterizes it as formalizing the working relationship that already exists with his friends. He said it’s much like the former ruling party, the Surrey Electors Team (SET), except for the presence of left-leaning councillors such as Judy Villeneuve and Bar-

inder Rasode, who have been able to voice their opinions freely. Watts had confirmed Friday that she’d had “conversations” with the longtime Surrey councillor regarding joining her coalition. Watts would not, however, say if Hunt had accepted the offer, noting Hunt himself should be part of any such announcement. “I have had those conversations with him. At this point, he needs to be present in the conversation,” she said. “Yes, the invitation has been extended.” Fellow Coun. Linda Hepner said at the time that she believed the offer was accepted, but referred questions to Watts. Bose, a member of the Surrey Civic Coalition, said Friday he had not yet heard that Hunt joined Watts’ group. But he said it wouldn’t come

as a surprise, nor would it change anything as far as what is already happening in city hall. “It secures his position as part of the inner circle,” Bose said. “Marvin votes consistently with them, he holds the same positions on development issues, rarely opposes any development, certainly seems to be in the camp that supports ‘development at any cost.’ “He’s been a defacto member of the Surrey First team since the beginning. If it’s untrue, it won’t make any difference to the balance on council, and on issue after issue. There’s one dissenting voice, and that’s mine.” Bose noted that with November’s municipal election looming, the SCC is also preparing, readying to move forward with nominations for council and school board. He,

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too, plans to seek the SCC’s support – “if there’s any doubt about that in the minds of anybody.” “To me, it’s important that we have some other voices on council, besides the mayor’s team,” Bose said. (Last month, two of three SCC school trustees – Laurie Larsen and Terry Allen – left the slate to join free-enterprise members

of the board to form a coalition called Surrey Education First. SCC trustee Ijaz Catha was invited to join the group and declined, and board chair Laurae McNally remains an independent.) Watts said Hunt would “make an excellent addition to the (Surrey First) team.” The father of six first ran for a school board seat in 1983, then joined council in 1987 with the Surrey NPA. By 1990, he sat with SET, where he remained until the party folded in 2008, when he was elected as an independent. When Watts won the mayor’s chair in 2005, Hunt noted after a raucous inauguration meeting that her hold on council wouldn’t last. However, he said this week that he is certainly gratified with Watts’ ability to build a team on council.

Second-degree murder

Husband guilty Sheila Reynolds Black Press

Former Surrey high school teacher Mukhtiar Panghali has been found guilty of second-degree murder and interfering with a dead body in the 2006 death of his pregnant wife, who was also a teacher. New Westminster Supreme Court Justice Heather Holmes delivered the verdict Friday morning. “Mr. Panghali killed Ms. Panghali,” Holmes said. “The body of evidence establishes beyond a reasonable doubt that he did so.” Manjit Panghali, 31, was four months pregnant with her second child when she disappeared on Oct. 18, 2006. Her burned body was discovered on a South Delta shoreline next to a truck route a few days later, and her husband was charged with second-degree murder five months later. At hearing the judge’s verdict, Manjit Panghali’s family and friends gasped and sobbed in the public gallery, saying “yes” and “it’s over” and hugging one other. Outside the courthouse, her older sister, Jasmine Bhambra, said the verdict will allow the family to begin the healing process. “It’s been a long hard road that’s been painful and heartbreaking. Nobody should ever have to go through anything like this,” Bhambra said. “Although it’s been difficult for us, it doesn’t compare to the pain and horror that Manjit must have felt in her final moments – having her life taken away from her by the one person that was Manjit Panghali supposed to love and promurder victim tect her. She died a brutal and senseless death at the hands of a sick, twisted and evil monster.” While defence lawyer Michael Tammen had argued at the trial’s close in December that there was a “staggering” absence of hard evidence against his client, Crown prosecutor Dennis Murray said Mukhtiar Panghali’s behaviour after his wife’s disappearance and inconsistencies in his statements to police proved that he murdered her. The Crown said the 38-year-old Panghali,

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With her father behind her, Jasmine Bhambra speaks to reporters outside court, where a guilty verdict was rendered in her sister’s murder. who made a tearful public plea shortly after his wife went missing, tried to create the impression he was concerned about her, while lying about his whereabouts and covering up the crime. The defence tried to minimize testimony that Panghali was the same man seen on gas station surveillance video buying a lighter and newspaper the night of his wife’s disappearance, saying the man in the video had his turban tied differently from Panghali’s. But Justice Holmes said she had “no doubt” the man in the video image was Panghali. She said she examined the store video closely, comparing it to footage of Panghali in an effort to find inconsistencies. “I could find none. The man in the convenience store footage is identical to Mr. Panghali,” she said, adding his failure to mention that he’d left the house that evening “cannot be a mere oversight.” Panghali, who did not testify, said he had not seen his wife since she left for a prenatal yoga class on the night of Oct. 18, 2006. He also said he had stayed home all night. Manjit Panghali’s car was found abandoned

near Green Timbers Park. And although she had her cellphone with her when she left for class, by the next afternoon, her husband was using the phone, with a different SIM card, and continued to use it until it was seized by police several months later. That, said the judge, showed that her husband acquired the phone when she had returned home from her yoga class and that he was the last person to see her. The defence had also argued Mukhtiar Panghali, a physics teacher at Princess Margaret Secondary, didn’t want to make a big deal about his wife’s disappearance because she had left home before. The judge agreed that would have been a plausible defence on the evening she went missing, but said it was highly unusual that she still hadn’t returned home by morning to tend to daughter Maya’s needs. Holmes said the fact that the husband had taken the precaution of getting his father to pick Maya up after preschool showed the husband knew more. “He knew that all was not well,” she said. Holmes also denied that the charge be downgraded to manslaughter, saying that

although the death by strangulation may have been brief, it was extremely forceful – worse than that of a hanging, she said. “Mr. Panghali meant to cause bodily harm… and he knew it would likely cause death.” Burning the body afterwards, the judge added, took further effort and risk. Diaries of Manjit Panghali, who was a primary teacher at Surrey’s North Ridge Elementary, were made public late last year and showed she was depressed, upset by her husband’s drinking and was trying desperately to save their marriage. Mukhtiar Panghali, his head shaved and wearing a light-coloured dress shirt, showed little emotion as the verdict was read. The victim’s sister said she wasn’t surprised by the convicted man’s lack of expression. “There’s been no remorse from him at all,” Bhambra said. “He just doesn’t care.” Delta Police Department spokesperson Sgt. Sharlene Brooks expressed relief for the victim’s family, and in particular her daughter. Mukhtiar Panghali will receive an automatic life sentence. His parole eligibility is to be determined on March 17.


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School rankings released The Fraser Institute’s annual ranking of B.C.’s elementary schools was released Monday, with South Surrey’s Southridge School topping the local school list with a perfect score of 10. The Vancouver-based public policy organization annually gives B.C. schools a rating out of 10 based on results of the Minister of Education’s Foundation Skills Assessment (FSA) tests of writing, reading and numeracy in Grades 4 and 7.

Seven of the highest-ranked Surrey schools are private; three public schools made the top 10 with 7.9 or higher. Local school scores dipped as low as 2.1. One Peninsula independent school, Star of the Sea, was named among 20 schools to have shown the most improvement over the past five years. Surrey’s Mountainview Montessori and Dr. F.D. Sinclair are also on the most-improved list. The B.C. Teachers’ Federation

says the Fraser Institute’s rankings are meaningless and misleading because they’re based on test scores only, ignoring the many other things happening in B.C. schools. Peter Cowley, the Fraser Institute’s director of school performance studies, argues the tests are crucial in measuring performance of individual schools and help identify trends. The full report is available at www.fraserinstitute.ca

Numerous concerns from teachers “The feedback has been some is done in the classroom.  from page 1 negative. Teachers have said Surrey Board of Education Parents are being reassured to me, ‘we want you to get the chair Laurae McNally said she that extracurricular programs message out that this is not OK,’” understands that the situation and activities won’t be impacted said Moffatt. isn’t optimal, but says with by the different bell schedule. She said the union’s biggest no provincial dollars and The timetable move comes concern is that this is not a insufficient school space, there on the heels of community temporary plan because there aren’t any alternatives. consultation and a resulting has been no commitment from “There really is no choice,” she report late last year that government that Surrey needs said. “Santa didn’t drop any new showed how important it was more school space. schools down the chimney.” for Surrey parents to have “This can’t be a long-term McNally said the district kids be able to get into their solution,” Moffatt said. “Where “desperately” needs an infusion neighbourhood schools, and to is the pressure on government to of money. Even if it arrived keep “choice” programs such as provide these funds?” today, however, it takes between French immersion from being The district has asked every two and five years to build a continually uprooted. other local high school to school. The Surrey School District has consider its needs and options as “This is the product of nobody not received capital funding for well. Other possibilities include paying attention to a rapidly new schools since 2005, which increasing the number of online growing district,” she said. “We, has left thousands of students courses available to students, as a school district, do not make learning in portables, often upping the number of courses the final decisions.” for several years. At present, offered outside the regular McNally said people who the district has more than 230 are upset by the lack of school portables and it’s estimated there timetable, or perhaps look at a “hybrid” system where some space need to contact their local will be 340 in use by 2015. Add school work is done online and MLAs. to that the fact that there are about 800 people moving to Surrey monthly, and the school space crunch at White Rock Beach is compounded. • Sat., Feb. 12 • Thurs., Feb. 10 • Fri., Feb. 11 “The variables available • Wed., Feb. 9 to us are time and space,” TIME Ht./m Ht./ft. TIME Ht./m Ht./ft. TIME Ht./m Ht./ft. TIME Ht./m Ht./ft. said district Supt. Mike 8.9 00:24 3.2 10.5 02:22 3.4 11.2 02:09 2.4 7.9 02:43 2.7 McKay, noting that 08:57 3.9 12.8 03:25 3.1 10.2 04:33 3.4 11.2 08:33 4.0 13.1 many students were on 5.2 09:22 3.9 12.8 09:50 3.8 12.5 15:46 1.8 5.9 16:33 1.6 wait lists last year or 17:25 1.5 4.9 18:22 1.3 4.3 22:25 3.1 10.2 couldn’t get the courses they wanted at their schools. “Let’s recognize • M&M Meat Shoppes* • JYSK Linen 'n Furniture* • Thrifty Foods* • Pharmasave* • London Drugs* that we’re not in an ideal Wed. • Canadian Tire* • White Rock Real Estate Advisor* • Vision Electronics* • XS Cargo* • Indulge* situation right now.” Flyers • Michael's* • Domino's Pizza* • B.C. Vacation Homes* • Safeway* • Michael's* • Reflex* Denying kids options, moving programs IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE VE THE ABOVE FLYERS FLYERS, PLEASE CALL DISTRIBUTION DEPARTMENT AT 604 604-542-7430 542 7430 * Not distributed in all areas areas. and not taking in new students simply aren’t options, he said. McKay said some schools are already using flexible schedules in some form and that the current move is to explore the possibility of expanding what is already happening. Teachers, however, aren’t welcoming the alternate schedule plans. Denise Moffatt, president of the Surrey Teachers’ Association, said she’s been meeting with teachers at EMS and LTS who have numerous Call concerns about the today for impact changing the details timetable will have on BEFORE AFTER programs, lunchtime clubs, library access, extracurricular activities, By appointment 604-536-5346 families with kids in # multiple grades and 135 3388 Rosemary Heights Crescent, South Surrey, B.C. those with special needs.

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Drivers need to abandon the myth of multi-tasking he B.C. government has a major selling job to do to get distracted drivers to put away their cellphones and stop fiddling with their GPS devices and sound systems while they’re driving. Slapping people with $167 fines hasn’t seemed to make much of an impression. Since the ban on cellphones and other hand-held devices was instituted last February, 32,000 tickets have been issued, raising $5.2 million, and people are still dying because of distracted driving. In fact, according to the RCMP, distracted driving was a factor in a third of all crashes last year. If people aren’t getting the message that distracted driving is dangerous, will pumping up the penalties make them sit up and take notice? Not necessarily. People still drive without seatbelts even though the law has been around for more than 30 years and the fines are just as hefty. Tougher drunk driving laws have made an impression, but how long will it last? The problem seems to be that once in their cars, people are oblivious to the dangers around them. Their car is their castle, their drivers’ seat is like a comfy recliner and they don’t like people telling them what to do with their personal space. Like drunk drivers who think they drive better while inebriated, most drivers think they alone can multi-task while everyone else around them are losers. They fail to understand that the brain simply cannot multi-task, and driving while talking or texting is the equivalent of driving drunk. Don’t agree? Try this test: While driving to work, try to figure out a complicated math problem at the same time. You’ll be surprised to see where you end up after you miss a turn in your normal route. The myth of multi-tasking needs to be addressed and police need an ally to get their message across. One idea would be to engage cellphone manufactures, distributors and service providers in a multi-year communication campaign warning about the dangers of distracted driving. These companies have made millions promoting the idea of anytime, anywhere communications, why shouldn’t they use some of those profits to promote safe driving? Will drivers give up their in-car technology? Probably not, but at least they will know better.

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ear Lord, Queen and a round of O Canada. Please ensure my column is Heady stuff. taken in the spirit intended. Luckily we didn’t sing God Save the Like the running of the bulls in Queen because I’d have been lost. And Pamplona, just because something is there’s the rub. tradition doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be I’m 40, not quite a youngster anymore, revisited once in a while, to ensure it yet even I wriggle awkwardly in my seat remains relevant. at a civic function when I hear Chris Bryan In Jesus’ name, “in Jesus’ name.” I would suspect Amen. younger folks notice it even moreso. In New West, this is what we New Westminster today is do: We pray. incredibly diverse, and in many To that end, city hall has just ways city hall is striving to better selected a new volunteer minister reflect the city it’s become. to preside over city events. Rev. Last year’s apology to Georgina Harris of St. Mary the Chinese for historic the Virgin Anglican Church in discrimination is a good Sapperton will serve for 2011. example. First Nations roots There will be a Christian prayer have also come into tighter focus at the May Day banquet, the thanks to the efforts of Qayqayt annual citizenship ceremony, chief Rhonda Larrabee of the Remembrance Day, Canada Day, New Westminster native band. the annual volunteer recognition dinner The Royal City isn’t the only city that and, this year, at the swearing in of the still prays, however. new city council after the November Chilliwack, the Langleys, Abbotsford municipal election. and Maple Ridge have prayers at key civic In this city built on tradition, it seems, events. Surrey, Delta, Richmond, White prayer is part of the package. Rock and Burnaby do not. And it isn’t just city events. In New West, Rev. Harris is charged At the recent meeting of the Hyack with providing prayer that is ecumenical Festival Society, the evening started in nature, meaning it should be inclusive with a Christian prayer. There was also of the whole Christian world. a “piping in” of the society’s board of And in the most recent census, about directors by a bagpiper, a toast to the 50 per cent of residents called themselves

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Christian of some sort. But is this a Christian city? Should the separation of church and state that exists in many legislatures around the western world include the affairs at 511 Royal Ave.? Should prayer be kept where many people feel it belongs – in a church, or the home, car and heart of a Christian? Or should a flaky alternative be found? Say, a prayer that rotates among a list of the city’s top four religions? Some would say the prayer is simply a tradition, reflecting the early Christian heritage of our city’s European founders. If that’s the goal, then we should follow the lead of the Township of Langley, which often includes a First Nations ceremony. I doubt we’ll hear anyone on city council suggest scrapping the prayer anytime soon. Might as well suggest cutting the police budget. In 2008, Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty floated the idea of cutting the prayer, and the province’s server had to be shut down due to the flood of angry emails. To their defence, prayers are powerful things. At city functions, they add a certain weight of ritual and tradition that would be difficult to replace. The inauguration of a city council, for instance, should have a note of solemnity. Politicians are being sworn in to serve an important role, as representatives of the people and keepers of public trust. And they are also expected to be bold, and advance important issues even if it may cause them some discomfort. Amen to that. Chris Bryan is editor of the BurnabyNew Westminster News-Leader.

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Unforgettable health care Open letter to Peace Arch Hospital. I recently had the terrifying, and yet invigorating, experience of spending two weeks as a patient surviving and healing through an acute infection under the roof of the Peace Arch Hospital. I was touched and am eternally grateful for the incredible care and attention I received while under your thoroughly professional, and consistently compassionate care. Each individual I encountered, from the emergency room doctors and nurses to everyone else on staff – the attending physician, the floor nurses, the lab technicians, the custodial staff, the dietitians, the physiotherapists, the CT scan doctors and nurses, the pharmacists, the kitchen staff, the X-ray technicians… Holy moly, what a crew. Ever single person treated me with sensitivity and care and a genuine empathy and compassion. This was, for me, unexpected in a world where everyone is a critic, and you guys get way more than your share of the flak. I salute you all. You gave me the tools and the care I needed to heal and return to the world a whole person able to resume a normal life. I want to emphasize here how all of you acted together as a team with a common goal – the health and well-being of the patient. You are a dedicated bunch of professionals making modern medicine work for your community. This, I feel, is a complex and overwhelming task even at the best of times. Thank you all, from the bottom of my heart, for helping me postpone my inevitable appointment with the pine box, and allowing me to breathe the fresh air of White Rock again. I will never forget any of you. Glenn Miles, Surrey

Police contract a money matter Editor: The furor and fuss about RCMP misdeeds is akin to tilting at windmills. The RCMP is a federal entity and is not accountable to the Province of B.C. Period. Their authority lies in Ottawa and the head of the RCMP is essentially a member of government, answerable only to Parliament. Calls for the province to not renew the current RCMP contract for another 20 years is a non-starter. The renewal is pretty much a done deal and for a very good reason. Money. There may be promises made to placate the masses but they are unenforceable. We had a BC Provincial Police force, with towns subcontracting their services, until Aug. 15, 1950, when it was disbanded without explanation and policing duties turned over to the RCMP. Municipalities ranted and raved in protest, but just like the current

imposition of the HST –without discussion or warning – it was done. The reason draws another parallel with the HST. Ottawa bribed the province. For eliminating the BCPP, Ottawa offered to pay 30 percent of the cost of policing. Rent-a-cop is cheaper than having your own force. Shopping malls rent security staff for the same reason. The only difference is the malls can choose from a variety of providers, whereas the province has one choice. Public trust in the RCMP came before the invention of the video camera. Until then, it was assumed the civilian was always wrong and the RCMP always spoke the truth. Current events prove otherwise. Miscreant RCMP are rarely fired and never jailed, so one can assume they are quietly transferred to another town. How many of these bad apples have been sent to Surrey and White Rock from other jurisdictions? The RCMP do not have to tell you. For the majority of fine RCMP that really care about the people they

serve and try to protect, I admire their dedication and tenacity. I’m sure it wavers sometimes, but then it’s hard to soar like an eagle when you’re led by turkeys. J. Edwards, Surrey

A chance to say thanks Editor: Last Wednesday, I ran out of gas at the busy intersection of 32 Avenue and 144 Street. I called BCAA, turned on my hazard lights and sat tight until help arrived. After a few moments, it became apparent other drivers were confused why a van at a stop sign wasn’t moving – despite the hazards. I was on the receiving end of a few honks and rude gestures until I got out of my van. Once I emerged, it became more obvious to others I was having car trouble. Within 10 minutes,

no fewer than a half-dozen drivers stopped to ask if I needed help. A couple of years ago, my tire blew out in the George Massey Tunnel. All four of my children were in the van. I was so beside myself, I didn’t properly thank those who pulled over to help. I didn’t want to miss this chance to thank all those who helped me Wednesday. To: the lady from the house around the corner who came over to see if she could get me a gas can; the RCMP officer who pulled over to make sure I was OK, and to advise me and my daughter not to wait inside the van in case we were rearended; the kind gentleman and teenage son who had the good minds to roll my van over to the side of the road; and the BCAA driver who showed up within the promised 15 minutes… you all made my day. I hope you receive your generous gestures back two-fold. To those irate and impatient drivers: I suggest angermanagement training. Kim Dudra, Surrey

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From left: nine of Hall 14’s paid-on-call ‘volunteer’ firefighters Aaron Macdonald, Drew Lescisin, Dan Barthel, Bryan Rees, Dave Marshall, Rick Philbrick, Geoff Mitchell, Nick Crump and Jeff Franke.

Timing of hall transition under fire Editor: Re: Frustrations over new fire hall transition, Feb. 2. I would like to respond to deputy fire Chief Jon Caviglia’s comments about the new Surrey Hall 14. So the chief believes there are a “few” disgruntled volunteers. What are a few? Out of the 15 that were on staff, how many were not disgruntled? Out of the 15, how many will be back to the hall? When asked about Rescue 6 being taken out of service in the north end, Caviglia said it was “the least-used of the rescue trucks” so it would not be a problem. The “least-used” rescue truck still did 800 calls and was only in service for a portion of the year. Hall 14 with the volunteer crew only did 400. A career crew was not ready to occupy the hall when it was completed. The hiring cycle has not yet been completed. The crew for this hall was to come into service in April/May. The only reason that a career crew became available is because of concessions offered by the union. They agree to the extraordinary measure of delaying their vacation time for several months. If it was so important that the area be served by a career crew, why did the union and administration not come to this agreement sooner? The agreement was reached conveniently at the time of completion. Coincidence? I don’t think so. The reason was because the temporary fire hall and its deplorable conditions would not have met the union’s requirements to work out of. The real reason we believe is that the union considered it a moral outrage that these scab volunteers would contaminate their

new pristine hall, and the fire administration didn’t like the optics of having the latest fire hall occupied so infrequently. If a career crew is there, it looks like taxpayers are getting value for their money. The volunteers that were at Hall 14 did an incredible job, one that received little recognition or respect from Hall 1 administration. The last week, we still responded to calls up till the very end. We can be proud of the service that we performed for the community. Talk to the volunteer members of Hall 14. They can tell you all the background behind this new hall. J. Franke, Surrey Q Having read your article, I was surprised at the statements by Chief Jon Caviglia. I am a 27-year veteran at Hall 14 and am also OK with stepping aside for better service to my community. What Caviglia stated about a crew being available because of the construction delays is completely false. He stated to the paid-on-call firefighters that the career firefighters agreed to defer their holidays at the beginning of this year until the next recruits are hired and that in the meantime, an engine from the north end of Surrey would be out of service so that they could staff Hall 14. The real news story is that an engine from a busier part of the city is out of service to cover an area that Caviglia stated already had great service. I would be interested to see how this qualifies as “providing a better service.” Richard Newcombe, Surrey

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Allocation of reserve funds debated in White Rock

$50,000 for art ‘doesn’t quite fit’ Tracy Holmes Staff Reporter

Public art is as important to White Rock’s revitalization and economic development as anything else, and funding to support it deserves inclusion in the city’s upcoming budget. Coun. Lynne Sinclair made the statement during last month’s Finance and Audit Committee meeting, after learning a $50,000 reserve fund for public art was not incorporated into the city’s draft operating budget. Council voted last year to provide the funding subject to the budget, Sinclair said, and it is a worthwhile investment. “I feel that this is an idea whose time has come. We’re behind other cities,” she said. But while Sinclair made a motion to add the reserve into the budget – a move that would bump the city’s proposed 3.91 per cent property tax increase to 4.21 per cent – her fellow councillors rejected the notion at their Jan. 24 meeting. Coun. Doug McLean said he is opposed to increasing taxes when money for such projects is available as a result of recent development projects, including Bosa’s Miramar Village and Epta’s Avra. Financial director Sandra Kurylo explained the city has $500,000 in a reserve fund, and the amount is expected to climb to about $700,000 as more developments come forward. More than half of the current reserve – $300,000 – is from the Bosa project, for an amenity within the project. Coun. Al Campbell said he was “astonished” by the reserve fund, and suggested that if developers were told their amenity

has nothing to do with community art. Developers can choose to use the money for benches and light standards if they want, she said. “It’s not community-driven.” Mayor Catherine Ferguson was also not at the Jan. 24 meeting, due to illness, but later added her voice to the chorus of opposition. “I agree that it’s something that is a Sinclair Fathers Anderson nice-to-have, but we don’t need-tohave, because we do have some projfunds could benefit public art in areas ects and public art coming forward in outside of their own projects, “I think they the next while,” Ferguson said. would have no problem with that.” “Public art and culture is extremely Coun. Mary-Wade Anderson added it important,” Ferguson said. “I think it’s “doesn’t quite fit” for the city to allocate something that can really define us as a $50,000 for public art. community. “A lot of people would say that White “In these fiscally tight times, we also have Rock itself is a public art, and we mustn’t to look at what is in the hopper and we do forget that,” she said. have some things in the hopper… so we’re Council endorsed the city’s Community not going to be going without, it’s just a Public Art Policy last July. It suggested a matter of when we’re going to be putting it $50,000 fund could be divided between into the operating budget as an ongoing.” projects focused on youth-at-risk ($10,000), During question period at the start of community projects ($25,000) and a fund the council meeting held earlier that night, for project maintenance ($15,000). White Rock resident Barbara Cooper, Coun. Helen Fathers was away on vaca- who chairs the city’s cultural committee tion during last month’s meeting, but had appealed to the politicians to support meaasked her fellow councillors to discuss a sures that will enable the public art policy return of the funding to the budget. to move forward. Fathers later said she is disappointed with “I see the allotment of that kind of fundhow the discussion turned out. ing as essential,” Cooper said. “This way, it would’ve been a sustainable Without funding “you’re just doing it lip funding source and we would’ve known service,” she said. how we’re going to take care of things,” Citizens may comment on the decision Fathers said. “I wish I would’ve been there and other aspects of the draft financial to fight the cause.” plans during a meeting 6 p.m. Feb. 14, in Fathers noted the reserve from funding council chambers, 15322 Buena Vista Ave.

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associated behaviour. Designed to service 60 students a year, Wraparound currently has a waiting list of about 70 students, she added. It would “definitely” be concerning if funding wasn’t renewed as requested, she said. But Sandhu said he is confident that will be the case. He cited documents obtained through an Access to Information request last week by the NDP’s public safety critic, Don Davies. “The documents show that, basically, the Conservatives have no plan to renew that funding,” Sandhu said. “I also confirmed it with the school board in Surrey that they have been told to wrap up the program.”

According to the documents, which Sandhu shared with Peace Arch News, “no decision has been made on continuing this program past March 31, 2011.” Sandhu criticized the move as a “huge mistake in the fight against crime.” Such programs are vital to address issues with crime and gang violence, such as those being seen in North Surrey, he added. While Sandhu challenged Surrey North Conservative MP Dona Cadman to take a stand against the decision, she is “nowhere to be heard” on the issue, he said. Cadman did not respond to a request for comment by Peace Arch News’ press deadline.

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Pro-Falcon group skirts Liberals’ spending cap Jeff Nagel Black Press

A third-party group backing Kevin Falcon’s Liberal leadership bid won’t say how much cash it’s raised so far or expects to spend. The Falcon 20/20 organization has amassed high-profile corporate support but is exempt from the party’s leadership campaign rules that cap spending by Falcon and other would-be premiers at no more than $450,000. The loophole could allow the official campaign to circumvent the spending limit – which Falcon has criticized as low – but the organizer

of Falcon 20/20 played “Nobody can really stop down that possibility. us from doing it, with “This is on a pretty tight respect,” he said. “It’s a free budget,” said Ryan Beedie, country and we can do what we want. If somebody president of the Beedie Group, a Burnaby-based wants to challenge that, industrial property develthat’s for others to decide.” Beedie said the group is opment firm. “It’s not some six-figure number.” primarily a network where business leaders backing Beedie said he checked Kevin Falcon with Elections BC and was Falcon fan out and seek to candidate told there is nothing in law bring in more supporters. that prohibits the group The group has purchased from advertising in support of a some newspaper ads but he added leadership candidate, provided it it’s “not an expensive campaign.” steers clear of any recall campaigns Falcon 20/20 has recruited a list of 143 executives publicly backing the underway.

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Liberal cat sparks call for improved vetting members and they use “easy-to-defeat” methods like phone call confirmations The revelation last week that a cat and sending letters to addresses, he belonging to a Christy Clark orga- said. nizer was signed up as a BC Lib“If an individual were intent on suberal has stirred fears the party isn’t mitting fraudulent memberships, there adequately vetting thousands of new would be very little in this verification members who will help select the process that would prevent him or her province’s next premier. from succeeding,” Abbott said. Olympia the cat belongs to Kristy “This example today may very well be Wawryk, the Liberal ridthe tip of the iceberg,” he said, ing association president for adding it’s not good enough Delta South, who reportedly for the party headquarters to was unaware her pet was simply delete the names and signed up as a prank. move on. The party has revoked the “We cannot accept a system feline’s $10 membership but so weak that it can’t even keep leadership candidate George felines off our rolls let alone Abbott said the incident raises felons.” questions about the integrity Friday at 5 p.m. was the Christy Clark of the system for signing up deadline for new memberand validating members. BC Liberals ships ahead of the Feb. 26 vote “While Ms. Clark’s camp for a new B.C. Liberal leader. may consider this a joke, it is actually At least 35,000 new memberships are an example of outright fraud that must expected to have arrived although the be explained,” Abbott said. final number could be more than that “It underscores the fact that there are if the claims of leadership contenders serious gaps in the party’s ability to are accurate. properly validate new members comKevin Falcon said Friday his team ing into the system, especially at a time has signed up 17,500 and Mike de when thousands of new members are Jong claimed responsibility for another joining our ranks.” 10,000. Abbott had previously registered conAs well, it was reported Tuesday that cern about weaknesses in the system. Clark had signed up 20,000 new memAuditors only check a small sample of bers. Jeff Nagel Black Press

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Membership lists must be ‘as clean as possible’ With friends like these, who needs enemies? Liberal leadership contender Kevin Falcon – who has been critical of rival Christy Clark’s supporters’ procedures in signing up BC Liberal party members – has called for the rejection of some memberships submitted on his behalf. Norman Stowe, campaign manager for the Surrey-Cloverdale MLA, said Tuesday that several members of the Kamloops Blazers junior hockey team had been signed up as party members by “one of our supporters.” But, Stowe said, it had since been

learned the hockey players were signed up “without their knowledge.” Liberal headquarters had been advised of the bogus memberships, he said, adding that he had asked they be removed from the party membership list. “While we appreciate the support, our first obligation is to work with the party and the other leadership campaigns to ensure that our party’s membership lists are as clean as possible, and that we are all working together to make sure there is absolute confidence in the membership process,” he said. – Alex Browne

Surrey-Cloverdale MLA and former health minister for premier. Prominent supporters include former federal Liberal cabinet minister David Emerson, Kingsway Financial president Joe Segal and Sandman Hotel Group CEO Tom Gagliardi. For a complete list, see http:// www.falcon2020.ca/supporters Beedie said the leadership vote is a once-in-a-generation chance for Liberal supporters to play a role in directly electing the next premier. Falcon 20/20 came under increased scrutiny this week after Christy Clark described the organization as a collection of “insiders”

and suggested Falcon’s campaign is not sufficiently inclusive. Falcon – a South Surrey resident – responded saying Clark’s attack was something he’d expect of a New Democrat, and she’d be “thrilled” if she had his level of support. “Glib, off-the-cuff comments might make for good ratings on a talk show, but if you want to be leader of our party and premier of our province, you have to know that your words have power,” Falcon said. “So, pick them carefully, and put them to work uniting British Columbians, rather than dividing us.”


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Surrey fire Capt. Reo Jerome (right) and firefighter Dave Baird say the fire pole at the new Hall 14 will shave precious seconds off the crew’s response time. There are only three halls in the city with a fire pole.

s a young boy about five or six years old, Reo Jerome slid down his first fire pole at the New Westminster hall. He whisked down the brass rod in seconds, wrapped safely in the arms of his dad, one of the city’s firefighters. A few years later, he was old enough to make the slide solo – “every kid’s dream,â€? the nowSurrey fire captain said last week. But it wasn’t until late last month, after nearly three decades as a Surrey firefighter and on the first day of operations at the city’s newest fire hall, that Jerome got to use the pole on the job. “In my 29 years, I’ve never used a fire pole,â€? he said. “It’s quicker‌ plus the tradition of having a fire pole is pretty cool.â€? Jerome and firefighter Dave Baird were among many on hand at Hall 14, at 2016 176 St., Friday – one week later – to celebrate the state-of-the-art hall’s official opening. City and department leaders lauded the $4-million facility as “the beginning of a new eraâ€? – one that will better meet the demands of South Surrey’s growing population and stand as an impressive example of what the city has to offer. It “really gives the south end of Surrey just an amazing response capability,â€? said assistant fire Chief Joe Deluca, describing the hall as “almost our flagship.â€? “Our response level will be fabulous.â€? Hall 14 is Surrey’s 15th fully staffed hall, Deluca noted – triple the number that existed when he started his firefighting career 31 years ago. Fire Chief Len Garis said the hall will be “a real iconâ€? for Surrey, as the first civic building visitors from the U.S. will see. That first glimpse will include artwork by Derek Rowe that graces the exterior west wall and features firefighter Nancy Innes and Capt. Terry Hunt, along with Halls Prairie Elementary students Darrin Thoring, Tamara Marlikowski, Eva Corrigan and Lexi Olma. In addition to art, the hall’s

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Jess Smith (right), a former volunteer firefighter, attended Friday’s opening with wife, Marg. design incorporates wood, water, rock and glass. Complete with various sustainable features such as a solar hot-water system and reduced-flow water fixtures – as well as an in-ground truck washing system and radial-heat floors in the truck bay – the facility is a far cry from what volunteers who manned the Hazelmere Valley’s first fire hall 65 years ago had. “When I started, we didn’t have anything,� said Jess Smith, one of the valley’s first volunteer firefighters. Smith, who attended Friday’s opening with his wife, Marg, and who spent 37 years answering calls for assistance before retiring in 1985, said he was “proud to be here.� Marg said memories abound of her husband being called to duty in the middle of the night – awakenings she admitted she doesn’t miss. Jerome and Baird, whose wife Innes is a firefighter at Hall 17, both lauded the decision to man the hall by a career crew. Like the brass pole, it will shave precious time off of the firefighters’ response, they said, noting a fire can double in size in as little as 30 seconds. The ability to respond quicker also means the crew can cover a broader area, and will now take the lead in areas previously under the watch of Hall 17 and Hall 13 crews. Seventeen paid-on-call firefighters will support the four-man engine. Project co-ordinator Bud Livesey, who retired from the Surrey Fire Service last year, said the new hall is something to be proud of. “We know it will serve the community well.�



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Three years ago, Curtis Zanussi was working for a family friend on a construction project at a golf course in Aldergrove. The White Rock man was putting in drain tile in a trench about seven feet deep, and using a laser level to ensure the pipes were angled correctly. After a brief coffee break, Zanussi returned to the trench and realized he’d left his level at the bottom – so he jumped in to get it. Immediately he noticed a spring breaking through the soil and heard his boss shouting “get out!” But he didn’t have time. Suddenly the trench wall collapsed, crushing him against the far wall from the

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Curtis Zanussi and his wife, Kerri. he said at the launch chest down. For a few moments he of Royal Columbian desperately struggled Hospital Foundation’s new lottery to support to dig out, and his co-workers rushed with trauma care. shovels to help. Zanussi was there to But for Zanussi, who lend his support to the couldn’t breathe, his hospital that he says world soon went dark. saved him – and where, after that terrible “Within a split second, my world accident, he spent three came crashing down,” months of his life.

“To this day I’m amazed with the way this hospital can deal with the constant bombardment of trauma patients from across the region,” he said. At the golf course, his co-workers revived him through CPR and tried to keep him from lapsing back into unconsciousness. Paramedics on scene quickly determined that specialized trauma care was needed and a helicopter was dispatched to whisk him to Royal Columbian. His injuries were serious and multiple: his pelvis was shattered,

a lung was punctured, bones were “loose and floating” and much of the skin from his knees to his lower back had been torn away from the underlying tissues, which is known as “degloving.” The first two weeks were spent in an induced coma, during which he had several surgeries. Later, his road to recovery was aided by clear, realistic goals set out by the medical staff. Zanussi says these helped keep him from falling into despair. “The staff were so good at focusing me on the next goal,” he said, citing getting out

of his bed and sitting in his wheelchair for two minutes as an early one. He also set a big goal of his own. Before the accident he’d planned to propose to his girlfriend, Kerri, and even had the ring. Three weeks into his hospital stay, with Kerri spending hours by his side, he decided it was time. He couldn’t even get down on one knee, but the pending wedding gave them both something to look forward to, and it gave him a tangible goal for his rehab: to be able to walk down the aisle on their wedding day. Today, he’s able

to walk, though he says he’ll never be 100 per cent—a fact that he shrugs off, grateful simply to have survived. “Everybody has their own things to deal with. That’s how I look at it,” he said. “I always thought I knew what was important and this confirmed it.” He believes he’s been given a second chance that, but for the high quality of care available at RCH, he might not otherwise have had. “I don’t think there’s a chance you can live in this area too long without being impacted by RCH in some way.”

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Children from Seaview Childcare Centre and Sandcastle and Sunshine Preschool count and roll pennies Monday afternoon.

Coins from the heart After being inspired by the performance of a group of young people at a concert last fall, Nancy Geerts decided she’d try to similarily motivate the youngsters at South Surrey’s Seaview Childcare Centre, where she works as a childcare provider. She came up with the idea for a penny drive, with the proceeds going to Variety the Children’s Charity, in effort to promote leadership and selflessness amongst the children at the centre. “Being that my job is to guide and encourage children, I thought I would try and make a difference in

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his previous career, Chase – who has long since gotten over his needle phobia – said he doesn’t have any regrets. “I think if you follow your passion, you can’t go wrong. I’m proof of that.” In addition to following his heart, Chase lets his taste buds guide him in the kitchen. In this week’s addition of Local Flavours, he shares his adapted recipe for tomato soup, which he has borrowed from the late Pierre Berton, a Canadian literary icon. “I make this soup every year in big batches, it’s quite the undertaking, but worth the effort,” he said of the recipe which freezes well.

arry Chase was working as a fleet manager for a car dealership when he decided to take a jab at a new career. After more than three decades in the automotive industry, his profession was becoming a pain in the neck, literally. “I was getting pretty tired of my Kristyl Clark job and felt burnt out,” said Chase, who has suffered from scoliosis most of his life. Years of physiotherapy and countless visits to a chiropractor only served to mask his pain, but it was acupuncture that would bring welcome relief. Despite a lifelong fear of needles, Chase decided to give the ancient Chinese medicinal route a try. He didn’t anticipate it would change his life completely. “I’ve always been interested in alternative medicine, so I decided to try it for myself,” said Chase, who first started with laser acupuncture in an attempt to avoid being pricked with needles. “I didn’t notice anything staggering, but could definitely tell something was happening.” Eventually, he built up his nerve to try the real deal. After six treatments, Chase was pain free for the next six months. “I couldn’t believe it. I knew it wouldn’t be permanent because my condition doesn’t ever go away, but it was the first time I’d felt free of pain.” In 1999, at the age of 50, Chase decided to take a leap of faith and pursue a career in acupuncture. With support from his wife, Charlotte, the couple moved from Langley to Calgary, where he attended Grant McEwen College for the next four years. After obtaining his licence, he practised in Lethbridge for two years before moving to White Rock in 2005. Last November, he opened his own practice, Leading Edge Acupuncture. Looking back on his decision to jump ship from

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Instructions: Chop tomatoes and throw in large pot with skins on. Set on medium heat and add celery and parsley. Throw onions in bubbling pot. Add salt, fresh ground pepper and several cloves of chopped garlic to taste, followed by several shots of Tobasco sauce and cayenne pepper. Sprinkle good portion of oregano add basil into soup. Use a big strainer and another pot and pour as much of the soup through the strainer as possible. Take potato masher and squeeze vegetables through strainer and into soup. Keep soup hot, throw in a handful of chopped onions and celery, but let cook only a little so that they stay crunchy. Serve soup piping hot.

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business Pink power The Surrey Board of Trade has added its name to a long list of supporters for the fourth annual anti-bullying day campaign: Pink Shirt Day 2011. Bullying is a major problem in schools, workplaces, homes and over the Internet. The Surrey Contributed photo Board of Trade invites Terasen Gas employees load up a truck with collected toys. businesses to help raise Housing, Alder Gardens will awareness on these issues by Toy drive encompass 36 units that will wearing pink on Feb. 23. Employees of Terasen Gas cater to single mothers and They encourage everyone recently collected items their children, with priority to wear something pink for their Warm Hearts given to Surrey residents. to symbolize that we as a Toy Drive, which benefits Deanna Horn, president society will not tolerate women and children who of the FVREB, said it is a bullying anywhere. have sought natural fit because realtors The campaign temporary understand the pride of originates from refuge in home ownership and an incident that transition importance of belonging to happened when homes. a caring community. two Nova Scotia Warm “Realtors take their high school Hearts, a responsibility to build students organized registered thriving communities very a school protest editorial@peacearchnews.com charity seriously, in particular in sympathy with founded helping vulnerable families a new Grade and run by achieve the dream of a clean, 9 boy. The student had Terasen employees, has been bullied for wearing donated more than $500,000 safe, affordable home.” As a YWCA supportive a pink shirt to school. to charities throughout housing model, Alder The two students handed the province since it was Gardens will offer a proout pink shirts to all boys founded in 1994. rated, income-based rent in the school, making a Housing support system where residents pay non-violent statement YWCA Vancouver no more than 30 per cent of that bullying will not be announced a donation of their income. In addition, tolerated. $10,000 from the Fraser the women will receive You can purchase your Valley Real Estate Board comprehensive support pink shirt at London (FVREB) in support of its services including an on-site Drugs or online at www. new housing development community development pinkshirtday.ca or by email at info@pinkshirtday.ca. All for single mothers in Surrey. worker and referrals to local In partnership with the programs for children, youth proceeds benefit the Boys City of Surrey and BC and families. and Girls Clubs.

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Representation Agreements Revisited When the Representation Agreement Act came into force on February 28, 2000 there was a great deal of reluctance on the part of many lawyers to use the Representation Agreements which that legislation authorized. The feeling was that these new instruments were difficult to draft and execute, and would be far more costly than a Power of Attorney which is a short, simple and easily executed document. I admit that I was among that group of lawyers who were skeptical about the usefulness and practicality of Representation Agreements. In the seven years since they were first introduced to B.C. I have come to appreciate how useful and important Representation Agreements can be. Whereas a Power of Attorney authorizes the grantee to look after the grantor’s legal and financial affairs, a Representation Agreement can have the same application but can also authorize the representative to look after the grantor’s health and personal care needs. If you don’t think that’s important, wait until you have a sick parent, relative or friend who needs help not only with their legal and financial matters, but also with their health and personal care decisions. Without a representative to decide for them, an ailing or incompetent person’s course of medical treatment, prescriptions, nursing care, living accommodations, etc. fall to the Public Guardian and Trustee, or may become the subject of acrimonious contest between family members or friends who have divergent ideas about what is best for their ailing parent, relative or friend. Accordingly, I now recommend that anyone over 65 years of age or who has a life threatening illness should have a Power of Attorney which includes a backup attorney, a Health Care Directive (Living Will) and a Representation Agreement for health and personal care. For more information about Representation Agreements and other estate planning matters, call Dale Bradford at Bradford & Green 604-531-1041.


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All the studying and memorizing – not to mention the tireless fundraising – is consuming an enormous amount of their time and energy. But the goal, a trip to the United Nations in New York, is what’s keeping kids at Roots & Wings Montessori motivated. The group of nine- to 14-year-olds are heading to the Big Apple in April to participate in The Montessori Model United Nations, a program developed for students to learn the work of the UN by actually participating in it. Students from around the world are assigned a country for the mock UN and become ambassadors for that country. The Grade 4-7 classmates from Roots & Wings in Panorama are divided into two groups, one representing the Philippines and one Zimbabwe. “When we go into the UN, we have to know everything about our countries,” says student Maxime Labrecque. The kids have also been studying up on other cultures, religions, societies and peoples throughout the world.

“We had to memorize 195 countries,” says 11-year-old Kyro Plaviak. And they’ve identified a lengthy list of problems facing the world, such as poverty, disease and terrorism. The kids will participate in smaller discussion groups and any potential solutions the youth come up with will be sent to the actual UN secretary general to take into consideration. The trip is planned for April 13-22 and will also include an excursion to Washington, DC. Kids and parents at the school have been fundraising for months, baking and selling muffins to local businesses, holding an online auction, selling toys and books, holding bottle drives and a movie night. And while they’ve raised about $3,000, it’s a far cry from the $25,000 required. To that end, the privately run school is hoping to get corporate sponsorship or cash donations to help cover the cost of air fare and hotel accommodation. To learn more about the UN trip, check http://bit.ly/fi7PSu. Donations can be made by clicking on the ‘You Can Help’ button. Or call the school at 604-5745399.

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■ Choices Markets, 3248 King George Blvd., seminar – Balancing Your Hormones Naturally with Lorna Vanderhaeghe – Feb. 9 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. $5. To register, call 604-541-3902. ■ Star of the Sea Catholic School prospective parents’ evening Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. Everyone welcome. Serving South Surrey and White Rock, and offering fullday kindergarten through Grade 7. For registration information, call 604-531-6316 or visit www. starofthesea.bc.ca/school

Story at 7 p.m. ■ BCAA Traffic Safety Foundation Mature Drivers Workshop, presented by White Rock RCMP community policing, March 4 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at White Rock Community Centre, 15154 Russell Ave. Review your driving and learn practical tips. For information or to enrol, call 604-541-2231.

health care professionals – Feb. 10 from 10 a.m. to noon at Cloverdale Seniors Centre, 6022 176 St. To register, call 604-502-6432 or 604-501-5100 or visit www.register.surrey.ca ■ White Rock and South Surrey Naturalists AGM Feb. 10 at 7:30 p.m. at Sunnyside Community Hall, 1845 154 St. Special presentation on snow geese of Wrangel Island, Russia, by biologist Vasiliy Baranyuk. Public welcome. Free. ■ R.C.L L.A #240 luncheon Feb. 17 at noon at 2643 128 St.

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■ Canada’s premier Beatles group, the Moptops, Feb. 12 at 8 p.m. at Elks Hall Lounge, 1469 George St. Tickets, $20. Info, whiterockelks431@shaw.ca ■ Surrey Historical Society meeting Feb. 12 at 10 a.m. at Surrey Archives, next to Surrey Museum on Highway 10. Jacqueline O’Donnell, Surrey Museum and Archives heritage services manager, will speak on ‘the exciting future of the museum.’ All welcome. ■ White Rock Chamber Music Program Feb. 12 at Pacific Carlton, 15366 17 Ave. at 7:30 p.m. Admission by suggested donation of $5. Everyone welcome. ■ Hope for Parenting Youth fundraiser Feb. 19 at 6 p.m. at Eaglequest Coyote Creek Golf Course, 7778 152 St., featuring a buffet dinner and entertainment by Neil Diamond tribute performer Nearly Neil. Proceeds benefit Stepping Stones, a program for young parents in

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■ Seniors Friday Friendship – for seniors 55 and older – at White ■ Bakerview Mennonite Choir Rock Baptist Church. Craft, 9:30 Feb. 10 at noon at Peace Portal datebook@peacearchnews.com a.m.; lunch, noon; program, 12:45 Alliance Church, featuring p.m., featuring a Valentine’s performances by two quartets and celebration with the North Oaks Trio Feb. 11. several soloists. Tickets ($7) include lunch. Info, ■ Family Life Art of Marriage Video 604-531-4733. Conference, hosted by White Rock Baptist ■ TALK Philosopher’s Café Feb. 10 at 11:30 a.m. Church (1657 140 St.) Feb. 18 and 19. at Abc Restaurant, 2160 King George Blvd. Join Registration deadline Feb. 14. $25/person, to discuss, ‘Aaah, love! What is it?’ with guest includes conference, workbook and Saturday Don Murray. Recommended donation is $2 or lunch. Learn more at www.whiterockbaptist.info more. Inquire and register at wrbc@telus.net ■ Talking With Your Doctor and Other Health ■ White Rock Social Justice Film Society Film Care Professionals – a workshop that presents Festival Feb. 18 at First United Church, 15385 tips for more effective communication with Semiahmoo Ave., featuring Capitalism, A Love

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VisitOcean Sunshine at last! We’re almost halfway through February and well on our way to Spring. Celebrate by attending the Breast Cancer Pub Night Fundraiser at the Crescent Beach Royal Canadian Legion on February Laura Thibeault, 23, 2011. Tickets for $30 Past President include beer/wine ticket, Ocean Park lasagna dinner, music, dancing Business Association and lots of fun. Call Jill at Romancing the Home 604-5429600 or email jillmartyniuk@hotmail.com And while you’re at it, stop by the store and see her fabulous selection of Thomas Sabo bracelets and charms. Made in Germany, these sterling silver beauties are perfect as a gift to yourself for getting through winter or for your Valentine. February is a busy month for the OPBA; it’s Annual General Meeting time. Each year we elect an Executive Team consisting of President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer and Membership leaders. Sincere thanks go out to Sandy Smith of Cotton’N’Crayon who has been our President, Tara Sketchley, Event Planner who sat as Vice President and Dave Evans, Kiwanis who has been our Secretary. All three are stepping down this month. Anyone interested in stepping up? Betty Eisenman of CIBC has indicated she’ll run for Treasurer

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again this year and Janet Williams of Magic HomeStaging and I are willing to continue in Membership. We currently have 61 members (up from 51 in 2010) including home-based businesses and community service groups with 2 new members already lined up to join in February. This would be a terrific time for new people to take on a more involved role in the OPBA. New ideas and energy are very welcome. The time commitment is not onerous and there is lots of help available from previous and current executive team members. It’s a terrific way to get to know your fellow businesses and work together to grow and prosper. Another important item on the Ocean Park Business Association agenda is planning this year’s Ocean Park Day set for June 18th, 2011. Once again we’re planning an amazing day with live entertainment onstage in the Safeway parking lot, fabulous gift baskets with items donated by local businesses, sales and specials throughout the area, travelling clowns and entertainers, the climbing wall and trade fair at the Ocean Park Hall, Cotton’N’Crayon’s Play Day, classic car show and shine, mascots and balloons and lots of free food! The popular Book Sale is back at the Ocean Park Library along with crafts for the kids. And that’s not all. Watch this column for more information! And if you’re an Ocean Park business or charitable group that wants to participate, please contact us. See you at the AGM and regular meeting on Thursday, February 10, 2011 at the Community Hall, 1577 128th Street, South Surrey from noon until 1:15 pm!

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■ Parents’ Coalition of B.C. meets second Saturday of the month for those with access issues following marital breakdown. 604-417-4045, or http://www.parentswhocare.com ■ Parent-Connect; a parent-led education/support group held Wednesday nights from 7 to 9 p.m. in White Rock. Call 778-773-9994. ■ Parents Without Partners, B.C. chapter 722. Meet other single parents to make new friends. PWP is an international non-profit educational organization devoted to the welfare and interests of single parents and children. Info, 604-6166315. ■ Parkinson’s Caregivers Support Group meets first Wednesday of the month, 1-3 p.m. Come Share Centre, 15008 26 Ave. 604-531-9400. ■ Prenatal Classes in weekend or evening formats with Crescent Beach’s Crescent Moon Childbirth, a community-based support for women and their families in the childbearing year. For dates and more information, visit www.crescentmoonchildbirth.org or call 604-535-1175.

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Justice Bruce Cohen will have an extra 14 months to get to the bottom of the mystery of the dwindling Fraser River sockeye salmon. His inquiry into the downturn has been granted an extension, with a final report now due by June 30, 2012 instead of this spring. Cohen cited the complexity of the commissionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work, the difficult and time-consuming document disclosure

process and large number of participants in obtaining more time. The commissionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s budget is also increasing, from $14 million to an estimated $25 million. Hearings are now slated to run until at least September. The commissioner is to make recommendations on improving the future sustainability of the sockeye fishery, including potential changes in policies, practices and procedures of the Department of Fisheries and

Oceans (DFO). The delay has caused anger among First Nations that are close to treaties that canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be concluded until the federal government signs off on guaranteed shares of the salmon fishery. Six treaty tables where agreementsin-principle are close are in limbo because Ottawa wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t finalize treaty fishing rights until it receives Cohenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s findings, according to Sophie Pierre, chief commissioner of the B.C. Treaty Commission.

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Kwantlen customizes U-Pass unwilling to fill that need and the Black Press student association has stepped Kwantlen Polytechnic Univer- up.â&#x20AC;? sity students are now voting in a Kwantlen students previously referendum on whether to adopt complained TransLink service a TransLink U-Pass, but with a was too ineffective south of the major wrinkle. Fraser to make the standard They intend to run their own $30-a-month TransLink U-Pass shuttle service between the four attractive enough. Kwantlen campuses in They even staged a Richmond, Langley and â??Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to beat-the-bus race last Surrey (Newton and revolutionize fall that saw a runner Cloverdale) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; paid for go from campus to camthrough an add-on fee the culture on pus faster than a student that conveys other benwho took the bus. campus.â?&#x17E; efits as well. Griffiths is optimisNathan Griffiths The planned MultiPass KSA spokesperson tic the referendum will would cost Kwantlen stupass. dents $40 a month, with TransLink spokesman $30 of that going to TransLink. Ken Hardie said TransLink isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Besides unlimited regular tran- yet in a position to offer enhanced sit service and the inter-campus service to serve Kwantlen students shuttle, students would get a gym but applauded their ingenuity in membership, a delivery discount crafting an enhanced pass. on organic food and access to onâ&#x20AC;&#x153;They get full marks for creativcampus car rentals. ity and thinking beyond the box Kwantlen Student Association on that one,â&#x20AC;? he said. spokesman Nathan Griffiths said Kwantlen would be the last the shuttle will cost an estimated major institution to adopt the $500,000 a year but is critical to U-Pass, ending fears that its stuthe plan working. dents might be left out. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to revolutionize the Students at Vancouver Comculture on campus,â&#x20AC;? he said. munity College, Douglas College, â&#x20AC;&#x153;TransLink has been unable or Emily Carr University of Art and Jeff Nagel

Design and BCIT have all voted already to adopt the U-Pass, now reduced in price to $30 a month after the province mandated a standard, consistent rate for all. The institutions that already have the U-Pass â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Langara, Capilano University, UBC and SFU â&#x20AC;&#x201C; will have to vote again before September to adopt the new system. For UBC and SFU students, it will mean an increase in the monthly price they pay, from around $25 to $30. Hardie said TransLink is tightening up administration of the passes to prevent abuse. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had experienced a lot of misuse of passes, students selling them, passes being reported lost and then replaced and then the supposedly lost passes showing up in circulation someplace else.â&#x20AC;? Instead of one U-Pass good for an entire term, students will now get a series of monthly passes that theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll display along with their student card. That will change once TransLinkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s smart card system arrives in 2013. By then, student cards will include a U-Pass chip that will be detected by the new system.

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Delta considers kicking TransLink to the curb Kevin Diakiw

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news ‘Jigsaw puzzle’ of evidence, says defence attorney

Sex-assault verdict expected next week Sheila Reynolds Black Press

Lawyers wrapped up their cases last week in the sexual assault trial of Surrey’s Kyle Berkson, with the defense suggesting that the alleged young victim may have exaggerated or fabricated the entire incident. Berkson, 36, is accused of sneaking into a nine-year-old girl’s bedroom last April and sexually assaulting her in her bed. He faces charges of breaking and entering with intent to commit sexual assault with a weapon, invitation to sexual touching, sexual

interference and uttering threats. In making his closing submissions, defense lawyer David Gable told the court the case against Berkson is purely circumstantial, and said there are many missing pieces to what he called a “jigsaw puzzle” of evidence. Gable argued a medical exam provided no solid evidence a sexual assault even occurred – noting an attending doctor said the demeanour of the girl was unusually upbeat under the circumstances. Gable also said evidence identifying Berkson as the perpetrator is

deficient, if a sexual assault indeed occurred. He said the description of the perpetrator varied widely from witness to witness and that perhaps the alleged victim was using Berkson as a “reference point” in terms of providing a description of her attacker. The Crown disputed the assertion the evidence is only circumstantial, noting there is not only direct and corroborative, but ample physical evidence, such as Berkson’s DNA on the girl’s cheek, a pill bottle of the accused’s found in her bedroom, and the victim’s torn bathing

suit bottom. Prosecutor Lynett Jung argued the “constellation of evidence” proves beyond a reasonable doubt Berkson is guilty on all four charges. She said Berkson had been in the home many times and was familiar with the unique layout, a witness saw a man similar in description to Berkson sitting in a car adjacent to the victim’s home prior to the offense, and another witness testified the accused had bragged about his ability to crack any lock (his father is a locksmith). The girl, now 10 years old, testified last week that she woke up in

the middle of the night last April 23 to a man sitting on top of her. She said he sexually assaulted her, tried to get her to perform oral sex, licked her cheek and threatened her before leaving. She said the man sounded and “kind of ” looked like Berkson, a friend of the family’s, and identified him in the courtroom. Gable warned to be cautious when dealing with such a young, sympathetic witness as it makes the objectivity of the court that much more difficult. The judge reserved his decision, but a verdict is expected Feb. 15.

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Immunization urged as flu moves west Jeff Nagel Black Press

Flu season has been mild so far in B.C. but health authorities warn it may not stay that way. The influenza virus hitting Wastern Canada hard may be felt more strongly here in the weeks ahead. “The winter is long and the risk is not yet over,” said Dr. Danuta Skowronski, physician epidemiologist at the B.C. Centre for Disease Control. “It would be wise to learn from the experience in Wastern Canada and prepare for that now, because the same could still happen here.” Influenza season typically spans November to April and the peak can happen any time during that period. There’s still time to get immunized even though it takes about two weeks for the vaccine to take full effect. Flu shots are still available through public health units, doctors’ offices and pharmacists. “We are carefully watching other parts of the country,” added Fraser Health spokesperson Joan Marshall. This year’s vaccine does cover the H3N2 strain spreading in eastern Canada. The flu vaccine is recommended and free for the elderly, very young

children, and people of all ages with chronic medical conditions as they are at highest risk of hospitalization and death due to complications from influenza. The province expanded Pharmacare coverage in December to include two brands of antiviral drugs, Tamiflu and Relenza. They’re now covered for people at high risk of complications and who have flu symptoms during the 201011 flu season, as well as all residents at long-term care homes. Most young healthy people recover from the flu without difficulty, but those at high risk may be helped with antivirals, which work best if taken at the first sign of symptoms appearing. As a result, authorities advise that those at high risk have a plan in place for early treatment ahead of time. The flu is potentially a serious respiratory illness and comes on suddenly with fever and cough as well as general aches and fatigue. Frequent hand-washing and covering coughs and sneezes is advised to keep the virus from spreading. There’s been little sign in B.C. this winter of the the H1N1 flu virus that triggered a mass immunization campaign a year ago.

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The latest production by White Rock Players Club, David Post’s thriller Earth and Sky, opens tonight (Wednesday, Feb. 9) and runs to Saturday, Feb. 26. Described as “a case of film noir on stage,” Earth and Sky is a poetic thriller set in present day Chicago and teeming with Chandler/ Hammett-style dialogue. It concerns would-be poet and part time librarian Sara McKeon (White Rock actor Lori Tych) who finds that her lover of 10 weeks, David Ames (Jason Dedrick), has been shot dead. Adding to her shock, she is told that David, owner of an expensive restaurant, has an unsavoury past that may have included kidnapping, rape and murder. Unable to believe that she gave her heart to a killer – and outraged that the police seem to have closed the book on David’s death – Sara launches her own investigation which plunges her into the urban labyrinth of the contemporary underworld. While her memories replay key moments in her relationship with her lover, her current investigation draws her inexorably toward a face-to-face meeting with his killer. Other performers include Mike Busswood (Sgt. Al Kersnowski), Ben Odberg (Det. H.E. Weber) Kaity Busswood (Joyce Lazio), White Rock’s Aaron Elliott (Billy Hart), director Dale Kelly (Carl Eisenstadt), Colleen Kelly (Marie Defaria) and Andrew LeBlanc (Julius Gatz). Performances Wednesday through Saturday have an 8 p.m. curtain; a matinee Sunday, Feb. 20 is at 2:30 p.m. For tickets, call 604-536-7535 or visit www.whiterockplayers.ca

Surrey soprano Ariel Sung will perform in concert with the Vancouver Opera Orchestra, conducted by Leslie Dala, Friday Feb. 18 at 8 p.m. at Vancouver’s Orpheum Theatre. Also well-known as a teacher and choral director, Sung will display her vocal technique in an evening of arias from operatic masterworks of the Western tradition, interspersed with instrumental selections from the orchestra. Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.ca or 604-280-4444, or call Patty Chen, 604-866-7188.

Sean Riquleme A new talent, 14 year-old guitarist-vocalist Sean ‘Blues Puppy’ Riquleme, will be featured tonight (Wednesday, Feb. 9) as opener for Harry Walker and his All Stars, 8:30 p.m. at the Sandpiper Pub, on Marine Drive. Riquleme is already making a name for himself with the maturity of his playing, solid vocals and cool stage presence. Walker’s band is also notable for its mix of blues, R&B and the talents of electrifying violinist George Kauffmann. Also coming up at the venue: versatile Frank Soda (Feb. 16) playing blues and rock; The Dustcovers (Feb. 23) blending classic rock with blues and other influences.

SLT musical Surrey Little Theatre’s first musical production in a long time, You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, runs until Feb. 26. Performances of the show, based on cartoonist Charles M.Schultz’ beloved Peanuts characters, are at 8 p.m., Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, plus @ p.m. matinees on Feb. 6, 13 and 20. For further information, reservations visit www.surreylittletheatre. com or call 604-576-8451.

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Appearing in White Rock Players Club’s Earth and Sky, which runs until Feb. 26, are (left to right) Kaity Busswood as Joyce Lazio, Aaron Elliott as Billy Hart and Lori Tych as Sara McKeon, who is drawn into a sinister labyrinth when she investigates the murder of her lover.

Here At Hastings A multi-media visual presentation by Surrey artist Juanita Sahl commemorating the history of Hastings Racecourse, Here At Hastings runs until Feb. 25. at Semiahmoo Arts’ gallery, 1959 152 St. (Windsor Square). Drawings, paintings, poetry, photography, a racetrack video and abstract sculptures show Sahl’s personal impressions of the track from the early ’70s to the present. The show is intended as a fundraiser for New Stride Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (2002), which is affiliated with Hastings Racecourse and accomodates the needs of retired racehorses. For more information, call 604536-8333.

Intimate music Faculty and students of the Surrey Symphony Society’s chamber music program will be sharing their talents with the public this Friday (Feb. 11) with Intimate Music for an Intimate Space, 7 to 8 p.m. at Sunnyside United Church, 15639 24 Ave. The selection of movements from chamber works will include compositions by Quantz, Tartini,

Beethoven and Mozart. Tickets ($10, $5 students and seniors) will be available at the door, or, in advance, from the Surrey Symphony office (604-572-9225, inquiries@ surreyyouthorchestra.org).

Trad jazz White Rock Traditional Jazz Society’s popular schedule of Sunday sessions continues on Sunday, Feb. 13, 3-6 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion Crescent Branch 240 (2643 128 St.) with house band Rice Honeywell’s Red Beans & Rice Jazz Band. Next up on the WRTJS roster is the Maple Leaf Jazz Band (Feb. 20); The Phoenix Five (Feb. 27); The Red Onion Rhythm Kings (March 6); Red Beans & Rice (March 13); the New Orleans Ale Stars (March 20) and the Clam Digger Jazz Band (March 27). For details, visit www. whiterocktradjazz.com

Love connections Intuitive spiritual artist and workshop facilitator Kaayla Tomlyn – well known on the Semiahmoo Peninsula – is bringing two art workshops to Organic Connections Cafe on Marine Drive this month under the Valentine’s-friendly banner of

‘Love Creating Love Connections’. The first, a one-day workshop 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 14, is designed to “awaken your creative gifts more fully in this time of love.” Participants – who can be young or old, accomplished or novice artists – will be encouraged to paint using intuitive processes and have fun creating a painting they will take home at the end of the day. Cost is $125, which includes all materials and a lunch of soup and salad. The second workshop, Saturday, Feb. 19, 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., is about an adult creating a ‘Love Legacy’ with a young relative (child, grandchild, niece, nephew etc.) by creating an intuitive painting together. The result, Tomlyn says, will be a special connection and a painting that preserves the moment for posterity. Cost is $75, including all materials, plus a 10 per cent discount on lunch at the café. Tomlyn’s own paintings are currently on display at the café, until Feb. 28. For more information, call Tomlyn at 604-876-4466 or visit www.lovecreatinglove.com

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Social justice films The White Rock Social Justice Film Festival returns Friday, Feb. 18 and Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011 at First United Church, 15385 Semiahmoo Ave. The festival will present six films designed to challenge existing beliefs, promote discussion and debate. Speakers will facilitate discussion after each film. The festival kicks off Friday (Feb. 18) at 7 p.m. with Capitalism: A Love Story, Michael Moore’s latest documentary. Saturday’s program (Feb. 19) begins at 10 a.m. with Crude Sacrifice, an examination of how Canada is dealing with the world’s largest construction project in the tar sands. Poor No More (11:30 a.m.) takes three typically cashstrapped Canadians to a world where housing is affordable and university education is free. Chemerical (2 p.m.) takes the Goode family on a trip through the chemical household products that are part of their everyday life. The New Rulers Of The World (4 p.m.) follows journalist John Pilger in his investigation into realities of globalization; Soundtrack for a Revolution (7 p.m.) provides an upbeat conclusion by tracing the American civil rights movement through the freedom songs that inspired the fight for justice. For more, visit www.whiterocksocialjusticefilmfestival.ca

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scene they were doing a west coast tour I knew they would be perfect for Peninsula Productions’ first concert.” Tickets ($25) available from Tapestry Music, First United Church, Surrey Arts Centre box office 604-501-5566, online at https://tickets. surrey.ca

Cline tribute Producer, director and multi-faceted performer Bonnie Kilroe will bring her tribute to 1950s-60s country-crossover legend Patsy Cline to Coast Capital Playhouse, 1532 Johnston Rd., Sunday, Feb. 27 at 7:30 p.m. Presented by Rock.It Boy Entertainment, the show brings alive such well-remembered Cline classics as Crazy, Blue Moon Of Kentucky, Sweet Dreams, Walking After Midnight and I Fall To Pieces, returning audiences to gentler times with great music and superb showmanship. Kilroe has been a professional entertainer for 14 years, honing her singing talent and comedic skills before local, corporate and overseas audiences, including shows in cabarets, convention centres and on cruise ships. Tickets ($37.50 plus service charges) are available at the box office (604-536-7535) or online at www. whiterockplayers.ca

Cash tribute Tickets are on sale now for the Big River show A Tribute To The Man In Black: Johnny Cash, Friday, March 11, 7:30 p.m. at Coast Capital Playhouse, 1532 Johnston Rd. Featuring Dave Pittet’s eerie evocation of Cash’s voice and mannerisms, Big River is North America’s foremost band paying tribute to the man in black. The

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American group, Ensemble Galilei, will perform in White Rock on April 1. band specializes in renowned expertise and performing all the hits technique to create new spanning five decades dimensions of music. of his career, including The ensemble features such classics as I Walk Ryan McKasson on The Line, Solitary Man, Scottish fiddle, Jackie Get Rhythm, Folsom Moran on bodhran and Prison and tenor banjo, Ring of and Sue Fire. Richards on Opening celtic harp, act will all versed be White in Scottish arts@peacearchnews.com Rock blues and Irish musician traditions, Jason Buie, wellplus violinist Ginger known for his own Hildebrand and unique blend of blues, viola da gamba player funk, rock and soul. Carolyn Surrick – For tickets ($42.50 both with decades plus service charges) of experience in call 604-536-7535, Renaissance and or visit www. Baroque music. whiterockplayers.ca The result is quite from groups in Ensemble Galilei different either of the traditions, A stellar group of U.S. said Geoff Giffin, who musicians will make is using the concert their only Canadian to launch his new appearance during a production company, west coast tour 8 p.m., Peninsula Productions, Friday, April 1, at First which aims to bring United Church, White different, high quality Rock. concerts to the White Ensemble Galilei Rock and South Surrey brings together scene. musicians from “I first heard Ensemble different worlds in an Galilei play a few years ongoing adventure ago when I was living in that utilizes their Maryland and promptly

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Actress-singerdirector Wendy Bollard and her newlyminted theatre group – 16th Ave. Productions – are seeking women in the community who remember the

World War Two era to provide advice for the upcoming production of Waiting For The Parade, by Canadian playwright John Murrell. The play relives civilian life in Calgary during World War Two through the eyes of five very different women, and Bollard said she would love to have women who lived through the war discuss their experiences with her cast. Show dates for the play will be April 28 to May 7 at the Coast

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Premier team now 1-1

Errors burn Sharks Nick Greenizan Sports Reporter

On Sunday, a day when many sports fans were watching the Super Bowl, Bayside Sharks head coach David Benoit was huddled in front of his computer screen, watching video of his premier men’s rugby team’s 16-10 loss to Capilano the day before. And a repeat viewing of the CDI Premier League game, played Saturday afternoon at South Surrey Athletic Park, did little to quell his frustration level, as he watched his ❝It was team squander a clearly game which he there for the quickly admits, taking, but was one they we couldn’t should have won. “It was very get it done.❞ frustrating. I David Benoit thought we had Bayside coach a good enough team on the field that we should have been able to beat them,” Benoit said. “It was clearly there for the taking, but we couldn’t get it done. They made fewer mistakes than we did… just a bad day at the office.” Missed scoring opportunities and sloppy ball-handling were the culprits, the coach said, while nine first-half penalties didn’t help matters either. At halftime, the Sharks – now 1-1 on the season – trailed 10-3, but had plenty of offensive forays end prematurely, due to dropped balls or poorly executed passes. “We only scored three, but really,

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A member of the Bayside Sharks’ third-division team (right) takes down a Capilano ball-carrier during rugby action Saturday morning. we could’ve had 20. We outchanced them by about 15 to two,” Benoit said. “Give credit to the Caps, they’re a young team and

they played very good defence, but we had over 20 ball-handling errors in the game.” The Sharks’ scoring came cour-

tesy of two players – Brodie Henderson had the lone try, while Peter Clifford had a penalty kick and a convert.

Capilano led by the slimmest of margins, 11-10, for much of the second half, until they tacked on a  see page 34

Surrey still in second place despite back-to-back losses

Eagles six-game win streak snapped by Kings Nick Greenizan Sports Reporter

Though they won just once in three games last week, the Surrey Eagles went out of their way to prove to a pair of potential playoff foes that they will not be pushed around. The Birds were whacked 3-0 on home ice Thursday by the first-place Powell River Kings – and lost 3-1 the following day to the Victoria Grizzlies, who trail Surrey by eight points – but both losses were tempered by what coaches these days often call “a high level of compete.” On Thursday, with his team trailing Powell River 2-0 late in the third period, Eagles blue-liner Linden Saip – who stands sixfoot-two and is listed at 195 pounds –

squared off against Kings defenceman Justin Dasilva, who at six-foot-five and 220 pounds is one of the BCHL’s biggest, and toughest, players. The fight came near the end of a raucous third period that saw the two sides pile up 56 minutes in penalties, four misconducts and three game misconducts. Eagles forward Daniel Gentzler was ejected for a delivering a blow to the head, and was suspended for Friday night’s tilt against the Grizzlies. And while a willingness to drop the gloves didn’t put another notch in the win column, the energy level did spill over to the next night’s game which, though it featured two second-period scraps – Jeff Vanderlugt in

the first, captain Tyler Morley in the second – was not quite as boisterous as Thursday’s action. The home team’s attention instead was focused on the opposing net, as the Eagles held a decided edge in scoring chances and peppered Victoria netminder Matt Ginn with 41 shots. Only Richard Vanderhoek was able to beat him, at 18:22 of the second period. After stopping 34 shots against Powell River, goaltender Karel St. Laurent earned a rest against Victoria, while rookie Andrew Hunt took over goaltending duties, stopping 21 shots. The two losses came after a 5-2 win Wednesday over the Coquitlam Express at the Coquitlam Sports Centre, which stretched

the Eagles’ win streak to six games. Vanderhoek, Michael Stenerson, Colton Mackie, Scott Holm and Vanderlugt each scored for the Eagles, while defenceman Riley Sweeney chipped in with two assists. St. Larent was in net, stopping 25 shots and now has 17 wins on the season. With 69 points, the team now has a fivepoint cushion on the third-place Langley Chiefs in the BCHL’s Coastal Conference; Powell River is in first with 87 points. The Eagles hit the road this weekend for their final road trip of the regular season, with a Friday-through-Sunday schedule that includes rematches with Powell River and Victoria, and wraps up with a game in Port Alberni against the Bulldogs.


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sports Surrey Gymnastics Society members scoop medals at Langley meet

Gymnasts start strong at Flip City competition Nick Greenizan Sports Reporter

The season began with a bang for members of Surrey Gymnastics Society, at a Langley competition hosted by Flip City Gymnastics. In the boys division, Surrey’s Aidan Wilson claimed an allaround gold medal in the level four competition, after finishing first in floor and pommel horse, second in vault and rings, and third in parallel bars and high bar. In the same competition, SGS teammate Hyugo Ishida was third. In level three, Kevin Hignell,

12, also scored an all-around gold medal; he claimed individual golds in rings and parallel bars, and silver in floor. At level two, Spencer Principe, 11, took top spot on the podium, winning two gold medals (pommel horse and rings) to go with four silvers (floor, vault, parallel bars, high bar). Fellow Surrey competitor Treyson Cerrato was second all-around. On the girls side of the Langley meet, Sofia Savkovic, 13, competed for the first time in the national open division, placing sixth all-around. In the level four open division,

Bridget Hastings won all-around gold, with her top event being the vault, where she snagged silver. Hiroki Takeuchi, 13, won bronze all-around in level four novice – including a gold medal on bars – while Jenna Doobenen, 15, won the all-around competition in level three open. In level three novice, RayAnne Quinn took bronze on the beam; Clarissa Rempel won bronze on bars and Emily Carroll was fifth on both vault and beam. Rounding out the SGS contingent was Mikaela Noble, who was fifth on bars in level five open.

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Third-division Sharks earn victory  from page 33 late try to extend their lead. “It was basically the equivalent of an empty-net goal,” the coach said. Benoit was also impressed with the play of veteran premierleaguer Pat Bickerton as well as former first-division Shark – and Semiahmoo Secondary graduate – Jesse Train, who was making just his second-ever start at the premier level. “Jesse’s fitness and skill is just at another level this year. He played really, really well,” Benoit said. The one positive the Sharks can

take from the loss, Benoit said, is that the mistakes are easily correctable. “We have the skill, it’s not that, but we just made mistakes, and one led to another,” he said. “You always learn more from losses than you do wins, so we’ll just get back to work and get ready for the next game.” The Sharks don’t play this weekend, but return to the premierleague pitch Saturday, Feb. 19, when they host Meralomas at South Surrey Athletic Park. In first division action at SSAP, the Sharks also dropped a game

to Capilano, losing 33-19, while the Bayside third-division side knocked off the Caps 30-12. In the first division tilt, Zach Thorpe had two tries and was named man-of-the-match, with Senirusi Rauge adding the team’s third try. Dan Dixon and Mike Pinfield added conversions. In the thirds’ victory, Neil Kinskofer led the charge for the Sharks with a pair of tries, with others coming from Joe Foulani, Spencer Marshall and Mike Pajic. Man-of-the-match for Bayside was Bo Clark.

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sports Surrey resident Christian Covington set to begin NCAA football career in Texas

Academics steers star lineman to Rice Rick Kupchuk Black Press

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Vancouver College defensive lineman Christian Covington, a Surrey resident, signs his scholarship offer from Rice University while at B.C. Lions’ offices last Wednesday.

Ball hockey league set for White Rock Registration sessions A ball hockey league is set to begin this spring are planned for three on the Semiahmoo weekends over the next Peninsula. month, beginning with Feb. 18-20 (Friday to Semiahmoo Minor Sunday). Other Ball Hockey will run out registration ❝It’s never of Centennial weekends – all been out here held at the Arena before.❞ beginning in boardroom in Centennial mid-April, Lance Parker and is open to Arena – are organizer players from six Feb. 25-27 and March 4-6. to 19 years old. “Ball hockey is wellFriday registration is established in other open 6-9 p.m., Saturday places around the Lower from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., Mainland, like Langley and Sunday, from 2-6 p.m. and Delta, but it’s never been out here before,” Centennial Arena is said Lance Parker, who located at 14600 North helped put together the Bluff Rd. new association. - Nick Greenizan Future Shop – Correction Notice Samsung 12.4 Megapixel Digital Camera (PL100)10140804. Please note that the incorrect specification was advertised for this product found on page 17 of the March 26 flyer. This camera has standard 35mm lens, not 27mm wide-angle lens, as previously advertised. The incorrect WebID was also advertised. The correct WebID is 10140807. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused our valued customers.

He has the size, athleticism, bloodline, statistics and a love for the game that would suggest a promising football career is ahead of him. But when American universities came calling, offering a full-ride scholarship to the 18-year-old Surrey resident, only one thing mattered to Christian Covington – academics. A first team All-Canadian as well as an Academic All-Canadian in his senior year at Vancouver College, the six-foot-three, 275-pound defensive lineman signed a letter of intent to attend Rice University last Wednesday afternoon, opting for the Houston school over similar offers from three major Pac-12 teams. “It’s a very academic school, ranked 17th in the nation. That appealed to me,” explained Covington after signing the letter. “I want to pursue medicine as a career. Rice is in Houston, the fourth largest city in the nation, and it’s located right next to the world’s largest medical centre. That was huge, and made my decision a little easier.” The son of Grover Covington, a Hamilton Tiger-Cats legend who is in the Canadian Football League (CFL) Hall of Fame and is the league’s all-time quarterback sack leader, Christian led the Vancouver College Fighting Irish to a Subway Bowl provincial championship last season. The team captain was credited with 83 tackles, 15 sacks, six fumble recoveries

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an interception and two defensive touchdowns in 14 games. It will likely take a few years before he starts putting up those numbers for the Rice Owls of Conference USA, but Covington is willing to wait for the opportunity. “We’re not too sure about the playing situation,” he admitted. “Because of my age, I’m one of the youngest going there, I might be red-shirting (practice, not play) my first year. But I’ll leave it up to them. I’ll just play whatever role they tell me to.” But Owls had coach David Bailiff doesn’t expect it will be long before his new recruit makes an impact at the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) level. “His upside is going to be amazing,” Bailiff said. “He just turned 18 in October. He runs well and is very powerful. He’s been wellcoached by his father and uses great technique.” Grover Covington has had a huge influence on his son’s playing career, offering advice, some coaching and support along the way. But only after Christian was successful in letting his father allow him to play. “Football is the kind of sport you have to love. He was around it, but it was going to be his decision if he played,” said the father. “I never pushed him that way, but he bugged me to play in Grade 8. He kept saying ‘please Dad. Please Dad.’ So I told him ‘once you make that commitment, you gotta go full force.’ And he did. He’s always been that kind of young man.”

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ANTONINA BETITA CUDILLA DALISAY Died peacefully after a prolonged illness at Peace Arch Hospital on Feb. 2, 2011. She is survived by husband, Jose, 3 children (Jose Jr., Jo Ann, and Joni) and 5 grandchildren (Jarryd, Donovan, Alyssa, Malia and Olivia). Antonina was born in Oct. 9, 1929 in Estancia, Iloilo, Philippines. She and Jose moved to Corner Brook, NF in 1966. They moved to White Rock, BC in 1996. A memorial service will be held in Victory Memorial Park, 14831-28th Ave in Surrey, BC, Fri. Feb. 11 at 11am.

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Armstrong, Helen Louise June 9th, 1965 February 2nd, 2011 Our beloved daughter passed away peacefully at Peace Arch Hospital after a short battle with cancer. With great sadness left to grieve Helen are her parents Mary and Al Armstrong, brothers Cliff and Trevor, nephews Tyler (Kezia) and Brandon (Roxy). As well as her Aunts, Uncles and many cousins and their families in England. Helen will be remembered dearly by all her friends especially for her kind heart and her great sense of humour. Special thanks to the doctors, nurses and Hospice care at Peace Arch Hospital. A celebration of Helen’s life will be held on Friday February 11th from 3-6pm at the White Rock Community Centre, 15154 Russell Ave. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the BC Cancer Foundation. Condolences may be offered at www.victoryfuneral centre.ca

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EYRE, Alfred Arthur February 11, 1935 – January 27, 2011 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear Dad, Alfred. He died peacefully at Peace Arch Hospital in White Rock on Thursday, January 27, 2011 at 12:45 pm. Alfred will be missed by his precious children, Kelly, Bonny (Bob) and Jeff, and his seven grandchildren, Joshua, Caleb, Brady, Shayla, Zoey, Reghan, and especially Casey. He is also survived by his ex-wife, Evelyn, his sister Muriel Gibson and his brother Dave Eyre. Alfred is predeceased by his parents, Ivy and Samuel Eyre, and his brother Lorne Eyre in September, 2010. Service will be held on Friday, February 11, 2011 at Delta Funeral Home, 5329 Ladner Trunk Road, Delta, BC at 1:00 pm. Reception following service. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Surrey/Langley/White Rock Area, #218 – 13569 76 Avenue, Surrey, BC - V3W 2W3, Telephone: (604) 591-1955, Fax: (604) 591-2624 would be appreciated. On-line condolences at: www.deltafuneral.ca Delta Funeral Home (604) 946.6040

KAUFMAN, S. Rex June 21,1922 January 23, 2011 It is with great sadness that we announce the quiet passing of Rex Kaufman. He is survived by the “girl of his dreams”, Fredda, having enjoyed 58 wonderful years of marriage. He also leaves behind his sons Greg and Rick, daughters Reesa-Gay and Carrie and grandchildren. Rex was born in Edmonton and enjoyed a successful career in Aviation with Associated Helicopters before retiring in 1983. He and Fredda moved to White Rock not long after and enjoyed many new friends at Englesea Place. An intimate tribute with family and friends has been held. Condolences may be offered at www.victoryfuneralcentre.ca Victory Memorial Park Funeral Centre 604-536-6522

SAMPSON, James Aloysius Feb. 5, 1931 – Feb. 4, 2011 James passed away peacefully in White Rock BC. Survived by his loving wife Nelia, son William, and step-son Nilo. Viewing will be held at Personal Alternative, 3070, 275A Street, Aldergrove on Saturday, February 12 and Sunday, February 13 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at Star of the Sea Parish, 1153 Fir Street, White Rock on Tuesday, Feb. 15 at 11:00 a.m. Please forward memorial flowers to Personal Alternative. Donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of BC may be made in James’ memory. Personal Alternative Funeral Services 604-596-2215

SUMMERVILLE, Kenneth Graham Sr. (Jan. 16, 1921 Jan. 29, 2011 In loving memory of your wonderful father, he was predeceased by his beloved and beautiful wife Barbara of 61 years and his first born daughter, Shari. Our father was a Flying Officer of the RCAF (WWII), attending 55 years of reunions in Dunnville, Ontario. He was a radio and television announcer in Kitchener, Ontario, worked in the furniture business and owned a motel in Florida. He was involved with the Kiwanis, Chamber of Commerce, The Canadian Legion, Br. #8, White Rock, B.C. He had a beautiful voice, loved to sing & entertain, fish, garden & golf. Survived by son Kenneth Graham Jr., daughters Diana (Dee) Hackl of Wisconsin (Frank), Janis (Jan Elizabeth), and granddaughters, Stacy Ann & Deborah Lynn. Our father has taken his last “Flight” “God Bless our Dad” Memorial donations can be made to the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #8.

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COSTA RICA 10 Days from $995. All inclusive Vacation Packages. Free Brochure: Call 1-800-CARAVAN See all Tours Now: Visit www.Caravan.com SUNNY WINTER Specials. At Florida’s Best Beach-New Smyrna Beach. Stay a week or longer. Plan a beach wedding or family reunion. www.NSBFLA.com or 1-800-541-9621.

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ARE YOU HIGHLY MOTIVATED? Learn to operate a Mini-Office Outlet from home. Free online training. Flexible hours. Great income. www.freedom-unlimited.info Direct reach to BC Sportsmen and women...Advertise in the 2011 BC Freshwater Fishing Regulations Synopsis, amazing circulation 400,000 copies, year long impact for your business! Please call Annemarie at 1-800-661-6335 or email fish@mondaytourism.com

HOMEWORKERS GET PAID DAILY! NOW ACCEPTING: Simple part time and full time Online Computer Work is available. No fees or charges to participate. Start Today, www.onwoc.com HYGIENITECH Mattress Cleaning & Upholstery Cleaning/Sanitizing Business. New “Green” Dry, Chemical-Free process removes bed bugs, dust mites, and harmful allergens. Big Profits/Small Investment. 1-888-999-9030 www.Hygienitech.com

109 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES INTERNATIONAL OPERATIONS MANAGER ESL school is looking for an international operations manager with experience and potential for senior management. Candidate must possess the following attributes: • Minimum 10 years experience in ESL operations management • Degree or undergraduate • Experience in multiple international environments • Excellent written and verbal communication skills • Proven track record with references Please forward a cover letter with full reference list, portfolio and/or resume to: resumesesl@gmail.com Close Date: February 14th, 2011


Peace Arch News Wednesday, February 9, 2011 EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 109 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Purchasing Manager Surrey, BC Cabo Drilling (Pacific) Corp. Website: www.cabo.ca Cabo Drilling Corporation one of Canada’s larger mineral drilling services companies is searching for a Purchasing Manager for its Surrey B.C. division. Reporting to the General Manager at this location, the Purchasing Manager is responsible for the development and management of purchasing accounts, and for the management of ordering, warehousing & inventory management systems. Experience working w/ Microsoft Navision software would be considered an asset. Your ability to ensure purchases are of the best quality and price and that critical inventory is maintained to meet division needs is complemented by your purchasing background in a mineral drilling, mining, mechanical, or equipment procurement environment. This position offers a Competitive Base Salary, Bonus, Group Benefits & Opportunity to be involved with the Company’s operations across Canada. Please send resume in confidence:jamesg@cabo.ca Thank you to all those who send in their resumés. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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EDUCATION

Basic Chainsaw Operator Training- 2011. The BC Forest Safety Council’s basic chainsaw operator course provides handson training to everyone from new to experienced chainsaw operators. Learn how to safely maintain and handle a chainsaw for most non-falling applications. Key topics covered include creating a personal safety plan, chain sharpening, identifying tension and binds and how to safely make your cuts. This two-day course is endorsed by the BC Forest Safety Council and provides participants with training and competency evaluation in a form acceptable to WorkSafeBC. Numerous sessions of chainsaw training are scheduled around the province starting in April, 2011. To learn more and to obtain an enrollment form, visit our website at www.bcforestsafe.org or call toll free 1-877-741-1060, Monday to Friday, 8am – 5pm.

DGS CANADA 2 DAY FORKLIFT WEEKEND COURSE

QA MANAGER Fast paced growing co. in the Fraser Valley requires a QA Manager immediately. Must have experience with; HACCP (a working plan is in place), Food Safety (for multi-line production rooms), managing an active QA Dept., testing products, weekly micros, working w/ 110 employees on a daily basis, and SQF preferred (wiling to train the right person). Only people w/ QA experience need apply, please send resume w/ salary requirements to: mgratwicke812@gmail.com

Every Saturday at 8:30am #215, 19358-96 Ave. Surrey NO reservations: 604-888-3008 www.dgscanada.ca Ask about our other Courses... *Stand up Reach *Fall Protection *Aerial Lift *RoughTerrain Forklift *Bobcat *WHMIS & much more. “Preferred by Employers

Optician Training *6-month course starts April 4th, 2011

BC College Of Optics

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DRIVERS/COURIER/ TRUCKING

604.581.0101 www.bccollegeofoptics.ca

DRIVERS/OWNER Operators wanted - Truck Contractors need drivers with log haul experience & clean driver’s abstract. Owner operators needed with 6, 7, 8 axle log trailers. Visit www.alpac.ca or call 1-800-661-5210 (ext. 8173). FAMILY ORIENTED trucking co. specializing in O/D freight. Must be able to cross border. Home most weekends. Min. 2 years exp. Fax resume & abstract to 604-852-4112

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HAIRCARE PROFESSIONALS

GREAT CLIPS

Is Hiring Hair Stylists For Full and Part-Time positions for our Langley & Surrey locations

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

ABLE TO TRAVEL National Company Hiring Sharp People. Able to Start Today. Transportation & Lodging Furnished. NO EXPERIENCE Necessary. Paid Training. Over 18+ 888-853-8411

604-708-2628

ACCOUNTING & PAYROLL Trainees Needed now! Large & Small Firms Seeking Certified A&P Staff Now. No Experience? Need Training? Career Training & Job Placement Available. 1-888-424-9417

www.plea.bc.ca Searching for your dream home or selling it? This is the location. BCCLASSIFIED.COM listings include everything from acreage, farms/ranches to condos and waterfront homes.

FLAGGERS NEEDED If not certified, training available for a fee. Call 604-575-3944

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FOREMAN Well established Gardening Company seeks experienced foreman for upcoming maintenance season. Must have min. 2 years experience and Valid drivers license. Competitive wages offered to those who qualify. Fax resume to 604-542-2694

Homestay family must be able to drive Japanese student to and from school in White Rock area.

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

Call Julie 604 - 809 - 9463

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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR South Surrey/White Rock Chamber of Commerce requires an Executive Director.

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(604)542-9881

Piano Accompaniment for Recitals, Lessons, Competitions etc. $25/hr. (604)560-4823 (White Rock area.)

PIANO LESSONS Individual or Group Lessons Beginners to ARCT Great success rate Reasonable. White Rock area. (604)560-4823

TEACHERS

DREAMING...

of a New Career? Check out bcclassified.com Education and Career Sections in the 100’s for information.

HEALTH PRODUCTS

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ATTENTION DIABETICS with Medicare. Get a FREE Talking Meter and diabetic supplies at NO COST, plus FREE home delivery! Best of all, this meter eliminates painful finger pricking! Call 888449-1321

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F/T / Shift Work / Nights / Overnights / Early Mornings / Weekends $10.31/hour plus benefits Apply in person or fax to: 9591 Ladner Trunk Rd, Delta. Fax: 604-590-0735

MEDICAL/DENTAL

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.

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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 circulation@peacearchnews.com Number of Papers

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141B St, 142 St, 142B St, 143A St, 16A Ave, 17A Ave, 18 Ave

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129 St, 129A St, 129B St, 21A Ave, 21B Ave, 22 Ave, 22B Ave, 24 Ave96

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31 Ave, 32 Ave, 33 Ave, 136 St, 137A St, 138A St

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144 St, 144A St, 145 St, 32B Ave, 33A Ave, 34 Ave

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The South Surrey/White Rock Chamber of Commerce serves one of Canada’s finest business and residential communities.

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144 St, 146 St, 146A St, 28 Ave, 28A Ave, 29 Ave, 29A Ave

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154 St, 154A St, 155 St, 20 Ave, 22 Ave, Madrona Dr, Madrona Pl 137

18105815

156 St, 156A St, 157 St, 16 Ave, 18 Ave, 18A Ave

We are now seeking an energetic and dynamic Executive Director with strong business and community background to build on our membership base of 700 members.

18107007

Indian Fort Dr & Ocean Park Rd

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156 St, 156A St, 34 Ave, 36 Ave, 36a Ave, 37 Ave, 37A Ave

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18200910

152A St, 154A St, 60A Ave, 61B Ave, 62 Ave, 62A Ave, Killarney Cl, Killarney Crt, Killarney Dr, Killarney Pl, Kildare Dr 89

This position reports to an elected Board of Directors.

18200911

152 St, 153 St, 154 St, 58A Ave, Kettle Cres E, N & W, Kildare Close, Kildare Crt, Kildare Dr, Kildare Pl, Kilkee Dr, Kilkee Pl 91

The Executive Director will manage the day to day operations of the Chamber and Tourist Info Centres as well as carry out the Boards’ directions, implementing all existing and future Chamber programs and events.

18211021

164A St, 164B St, 165 St, 165A St, 166 St, 60 Ave, 60A Ave, 61 Ave 140

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

The candidate must be a team player with excellent organizational, administrative and marketing skills with a focus on membership growth.

18411307

139 St, 140 St, 56A Ave, 57 Ave, 57A Ave, 58A Ave, 60 Ave, Bradford Pl, Halifax

NEED CASH TODAY?

604-777-5046 NEED Mortgage Money? Get Mortgage Money! quick, easy, confidential no credit or income required 1st, 2nd, 3rd mortgages

Call 604-328-6409 Origin Home Financial Partners Matt Sadler - www.mattsadler.ca

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142 St, 144 St, 59A Ave, 60 Ave

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For a complete job description please email admin@sswrchamber.com

18411313

144A St, 55a Ave, 56 Ave, KG Blvd, Lombard Pl, Ridge Cres

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146 St, 148 St, 54 Ave, 55 Ave, 55A Ave, 56 Ave, Backerview Dr, Southview Dr

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146 St, 146A St, 147 St, 147A St, 148 St, 56 Ave, 56A Ave, 56B Ave, 57 Ave, 58 St, Woodside Pl 93

ACCOUNTING/TAX/ BOOKKEEPING

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INCOME TAX, Bookkeeping Payroll, Gov’t Remittance. Call Sylvie at 604-536-8579 E-mail sylvie.c.bertrand@gmail.com

APPLIANCE REPAIRS

Peace Arch Appliance

EXCLUSIVE FINNING/Caterpillar Mechanic training. GPRC Fairview Campus. High school diploma; grade 12 Math, Science, English, mechanical aptitude required. $1000. entrance scholarship. Paid practicum with Finning. Write apprenticeship exams. 1-888-9997882; www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview

Unique Taste, Unique Menus... Gourmet, customized menus tailored to your function! q Dinner Parties q Executive Meetings q Family Gatherings q Weddings / Banquets q B-B-Ques q Funerals We Come To You! Doing It All, From Set-Up - Clean-Up.

• FLAT ROOFERS

Kristy 604.488.9161

• F/T ESTIMATOR Metro Roofing based in Langley B.C. requires experienced Flat Roofers & Estimator. BUR, torch, (TPO & PVC). Minimum 5 yrs experience. Lots of work, commercial & industrial projects.

Call: 604.888.4856 PUT POWER into your career! As a Fairview Power Engineer. On-campus boiler lab. 4th Class-Part A 3rd Class. Affordable residences. GPRC Fairview Campus. 1-888999-7882; www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview WANTED: Experienced Civil, Paving and Quality Control Personnel to fill various positions at Large, BC Road Construction Company. Send resume to P.O. Box 843, Kamloops BC, V2C 5M8 or to: paverswanted@yahoo.ca

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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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FINANCIAL SERVICES

DEBT CONSOLIDATION PROGRAM Helping Canadians repay debts, reduce or eliminate interest, regardless of your credit. Steady Income? You may qualify for instant help. Considering Bankruptcy? Call 1-877-220-3328 FREE Consultation Government Approved, BBB Member

Service to fridges, stoves, washers, dryers & dishwashers. Reasonable. Call Mark (604)536-9092

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CARPENTRY

JOURNEYMAN FINISHING CARPENTER/ARTISAN I have over 25 years of experience as a carpenter. I can complete all your finishing tasks that you require inside your home. From trimwork installations, fireplace mantels and surrounds, doors, wainscotting, built in cabinets, custom woodwork and much more. I look forward to hearing from you to discuss your projects. Thank-you. Greg 778-789-1711 greros2009@hotmail.com

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CLEANING SERVICES

#1 Cleaning Service, Saving u Time! Supplies Included. 10 yrs. Exc. Refs. Bondable. 778.386.5476

* 12% ROI – Paid Monthly •

Federally Regulated – Audited Annually RRSP, RIFF, RESP, LIRA, etc. Eligible • Backed by the hard asset of Real Estate To find out more contact: Jarome Lochkrin 778-388-9820 or email jarome@dominiongrand.com •

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ALTERNATIVE HEALTH FULL BODY MASSAGE VERY RELAXING! Cocoa @ 778-908-3315

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✓ Do you Own a Car? ✓ Borrow up to $20000.00 ✓ No Credit Checks! ✓ Cash same day, local office www.REALCARCASH.com

TRADES, TECHNICAL

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HELP WANTED

Boundaries

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$500$ LOAN SERVICE, by phone, no credit refused, quick and easy, payable over 6 or 12 installments. Toll Free: 1-877-776-1660 www.moneyprovider.com. AVOID BANKRUPTCY - SAVE UP TO 70% Of Your Debt. One affordable monthly payment, interest free. For debt restructuring on YOUR terms, not your creditors. Call 1-866-690-3328 or see web site: www.4pillars.ca GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. www.pioneerwest.com If you own a home or real estate, ALPINE CREDITS will lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is NOT an issue. 1.800.587.2161.

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

Food Counter Attendants

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To President South Surrey/White Rock Chamber of Commerce #100 – 15261 Russell Avenue White Rock, BC V4B 2P7 or

South Surrey Real Estate Office is looking for an experienced receptionist. The ideal candidate will be the ‘face’ of the business and therefore must have a bright and friendly personality, balanced with excellent customer skills. Must also be self motivated, manage a multi line switchboard and warmly greet visitors. Good computer knowledge of Word and Excel as well as the ability to multitask are also necessary. Salary will be based on experience. Please email resume to: csheridan@telus.net

HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD SERVICES

KIDS AND ADULTS NEEDED

Apply by: February 21, 2011, 4:00 p.m.

Will tell your - Past Present-Future. She will not ask your problems She will tell-you-helps with depression-Family quarrels, removes Ja-doo-aura-cleansing. Tells your enemies by name. Couples trying to conceive. Reunites loved ones. Most problems solved in 24 hrs. 3 readings for $25: All readings private. Call today

DATA ENTRY position available immediately in the Cloverdale area. Good attention to detail and mechanical aptitude an asset but not necessary. Mon & Tues 8:30-4:30. Email resumes to: judy@hallmarka-c.com or fax 604-576-1328

Tim Horton’s

Please call Donna (604)219-0541

Route Number

Psychic Sephia Palm & Tarot Card Reader

WESTERN BAY

For White Rock / South Surrey Design Company. Wages will be discussed at interview. Exterior Design an asset but not mandatory.

METAL HEAT TREAT SHOP requires full time afternoon shift assistant. Experience an asset, training provided. Resumes to: john@precisionheattreat.com or fax 604-599-3573.

CHAIR RENTAL available in a fun, modern, upbeat team oriented hair salon. Please call Emil for more info: 778-239-8244

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TUTORS/TEACHERS NEEDED! Priority - math/science specialists. infofv@tutordoctor.com.

Mar. 19 to 27 $40/day

bcclassified.com 604-575-5555

HAIRCARE PROFESSIONALS

HOME STAY FAMILIES

PERSONAL SERVICES

BUSY REAL ESTATE office req’s 1 f/t and 1 p/t receptionist applicants must be fluent in English and have strong telephone and computer skills, with the ability to manage a 12 line switchboard. Fax resume to 604-591-3826

HOMESTAY FAMILIES NEEDED

MEDICAL OFFICE Trainees Needed! Hospitals & Dr’s Need Medical Office & Medical Admin staff! No Experience? Need Training? Local Career Training & Job Placement also Available! 1-888-778-0459

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HOME CARE/SUPPORT Respite Caregivers

HELP WANTED

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 142 OFFICE SUPPORT/CLERKS

PLEA Community Services Society is looking for individuals and families who can provide respite care in their homes for youth aged 12 to 18. Qualified applicants must be available on weekends or for short stays 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

Call Sam 778-898-4120

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Star Fleet Trucking HIRING! DRIVERS, FARMERS, RANCHERS & RETIREES needed with 3/4 Ton or 1-Ton pickup trucks to deliver new travel trailers & fifth wheels from US manufacturers to dealers throughout Canada. Free IRP plate for your truck and low insurance rates! Pref. commercial Lic. or 3 yrs towing exp. Top Pay! Call Craig 1-877-8904523 www.starfleettrucking.com

HIGH VOLTAGE!

EDUCATION

POWERBOATS IN SUMMER, Snowmobiles in Winter, ATV’s in between! GPRC Fairview Campus, Alberta. Learn to repair small engines, recreational vehicles. First step to Apprenticeship. On-campus residences. 1-888-999-7882; www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview.

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A MAID TO CLEEN

A leader in the Optical Industry is now hiring! Frame Stylist required If you are professional, excel at customer service and have a great sense of style, then we want to hear from you! The successful candidate should have sales experience, be able to multi-task and be well organized. Frame stylist experience an asset, but will train the right individual.

Please email resume to: Jeanette@cvoh.ca

Email to: admin@sswrchamber.com 12/09PAN CV11

For all Your Cleaning Needs Weekly, Biweekly, Monthly Exc. Refs & Rates. Move In/Out. Carpet Cleaning, pressure wash, New Const., Res./Comm., offices Welcome! Lic., Bonded/Insured.

Call 778-883-4262 “ Not only for Rich & Famous. More Affordable than you Think ! We enjoy leaving your home bright & clean! “ DETAILED

EUROPEAN

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Efficient, Reliable, Exc. Ref. Senior disc.18 yrs exp. Ivet: 778-235-4070.


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E & M MAINTENANCE WINDOW WASHING D Windows Out & In D Gutters cleaned In & Out D Pressure Washing, Snrs Disc. D Serving W. Rock for over 25 yrs D Lic. & WCB insured. Free Est.

Eric 604-541-1743

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COMPUTER SERVICES

Wednesday, February 9, 2011, Peace Arch News

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ELECTRICAL

ALL JOBS welcome. Your trouble shooting expert. Tel/Cable incl. *Seniors Discount* Work guaranteed. Insured & Bonded. GWN Electric. 604-862-9650 Lic#99986

SCOTGUARD ELECTRICAL LTD. Expert in electrical repairs & troubleshooting. Panel upgrades, Renovations Guart. work. Licensed/bonded BBB app. No job too small

604-720-9244 YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarn’td We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

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FENCING

FENCING & DECKS Quality Work, Skilled Professional Free Est. Call (604)306-4255

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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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GARDENING

SUPREME HEDGES +++ WINTER GARDEN CLEAN-UP • TREE Pruning • Sculpting • Hedge Repair • Pro-Climber

PROMPT & AFFORDABLE *Seniors Disc. *Insured *23 yrs.

604-513-8524

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HIGH CALIBER CONSTRUCTION Repair, Replace, Remodel. • Room Additions • Kitchen & Bath Remodels • Drywall • Paint • Texture • Finishing • Floors & More Since 1972 Dan 778-837-0771 10% OFF when you Mention this ad HARDI RENO SVS. *Plumbing *Tile *Drywall*Paint*More! 778-865-4072 ALL RENOVATIONS suites, kitchens, bathrooms, decks, call Gil 604-220-8058, www.makmooreventures.com FINISH CARPENTER Finish Carpentry-Mouldings, sundecks, stairs, siding, painting, drywall. Refs. Rainer cel 604-613-1018

Handyman Services Commercial & Residential Repairs, renovations, additions painting, plumbing, electrical, carpentry & much more Servicing BC since 1980 Reasonable rates - Free est. One call does it all

HUDOLIN’S ON HOMES RENO’S ✔ Basement suites, decks ✔ Bathrooms,Kitchens ✔ Finishing work & moulding

Receive 10% off with this ad Free Est. hurenos@telus.net

Call Dave: 604-862-9379

SOUTHCOAST STONEWORKS Ltd. Providing over 14 yrs exp. in bespoke countertops & many more different fields of natural stoneworks. Every job is finished to an exceptional standard of quality with a professional work ethic.

Need Yardwork? While your Gardner is hibernating in Hawaii ..... *Trimming *Pruning *Clean- up *** No BST ***

Kris 604-617-5561

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MOVING & STORAGE

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

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LOCAL & LONG DISTANCE s r

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ISA Certified Arbourist Fully Insured

B & B MOBILE SERVICES

604-536-6620

“Right Tree - Right Location”

Rob Kootnikoff

FAMILY OWNED SINCE 1973

www.bandbmovingservices.com

604-538-6278, 778-839-5034

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AFFORDABLE MOVING

$45/Hr

#1 EARTH FRIENDLY JUNK REMOVAL

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

604.587.5865

www.recycle-it-now.com

604-537-4140

Al’s Rubbish & Drywall Removal Phone: 604-531-4152 Cell: 604-783-5249 “We Can Do the Job”

Apt. moves for SENIOR. by APARTMENT MOVING PROS. We do more to save U money $... Seniors Discount, Mid mo. specials, & Gov’’t assistance moves welcome

EXTRA CHEAP

Rubbish Removal Almost for free! (778)997-5757, (604)587-5991

604-957-9524

MILESTONE MOVING & DELIVERIES Big or Small. Safe & Reliable. Full Packing avail. 7 days/week. WCB Approved. Seniors Disc. Reduced Winter Rates Cell 604-317-7377 or Home 604-530-9109 Locally Owned/Operated

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

PAINTING

INTERIOR - EXTERIOR D Repainting - Houses, Condos, Offices D Renovations D Finishing D Ceilings & Crown Moulding’s D 32 yrs exp. Painters D Free Est.

Rene’s Spray & Brush Painting cell 778-855-5361

A Professional Painter Needs Work

www.renespainting.com

Interior, Exterior, Wall Covering, Ref’s,

~ PRO PAINTERS ~ INTERIOR / EXTERIOR Quality Work, Free Estimates

OVER 20 YEARS EXPERIENCE Bonded & Insured N/Smoking Husband/Wife team

Greencare Rubbish Removal Commercial & Residential Cheapest in White Rock/S. Surrey Call (604)506-2817

MILANO PAINTING. Int./Ext. Prof. Painters. Free Est. Written Guar. Bonded & Insured. 604-551-6510

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10% Senior’s Discount

RUBBISH REMOVAL

Member of Better Business Bureau

WCB INSURED

Vincent 543-7776

Jim/Jan 604-584-1209/ Cell 604-488-9218

WHITE ROCK

RUBBISH

EXTRA CHEAP PRICES PROMPT, RELIABLE, SERVICE 7 DAYS A WK Seniors Discount

CALL ROGER 604-

968-0367

ELECTRICAL

359 SAND, GRAVEL & TOPSOIL

Running this ad for 7yrs

Quality Workmanship Guaranteed

PAINT SPECIAL 3 rooms for $269, 2 coats

INTERIOR and Exterior painting and decorating finishes by Elma. Call your local painting contractor for fee estimate or book on line and save on HST. 604-307-4553 www.elmapainting.com

***Since 1978***

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*Insured *Licensed *WCB

604.889.8424

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

373B

“Georgie” award finalist-best kitchen 2008 & 2009 In-house design team and cabinet shop Let MPB make your renovation dreams come true!

GARDENING • LANDSCAPING

10% OFF

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AUTHORIZED

Peace Arch Appliance Service to fridges, stoves, washers, dryers & dishwashers. Reasonable.

EXPERIENCED TILE Installer avail, all types of tiles, Bonded & Insured. www.bassetttiles.com778-231-7107 TILE/LAMINATE SPECIALIST With Design Expertise. Grout color adjustment & restoration.16 yrs on the Peninsula. No Job Too Small. Free Est. Perry 604-538-6976

Call Mark (604)536-9092

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

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PLUMBING

10% OFF if you Mention this AD! *Plumbing *Heating *Reno’s *More Lic.gas fitter. Aman: 778-895-2005

Showroom: Unit 62 - 15515 24th Ave. (at King George Blvd.) Tel: 604-538-9622

$38/HR!Clogged drains,drips,garbs sinks, Reno’s toilets. No job too small! Lic’d/insured. 778-888-9184

HOME IMPROVEMENTS AUTHORIZED T S H 0% NBO 1 w ook No

Home, Garden & Design Solutions

FREE ESTIMATES

FREE ESTIMATES Kitchens • Bathrooms • Renovations • Additions Outdoor Living Spaces • Suites • Custom Homes Flooring • Hardwood • Tiles • Laminate • Sundecks Patios • Arbours • Pergolas • Railings • Pillars • Gates Driveways • Masonry Brick / Block • Retaining Walls Pavers Cultured Stone • Roofing • Windows / Doors Framing Fencing • Complete Renovations • Handyman Services & More • Gardening • Landscaping (see our Gardening and Landscaping ad under section 281 Lawn & Garden)

WCB • Fully Insured • 20 Years

WCB • Fully Insured • 20 Years

One Call Does It All, Follow us on

One Call Does It All, Follow us on

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

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

604-501-9290

604-501-9290

www.mlgenterprises.ca

www.mlgenterprises.ca

TREE SERVICES A1-TRI-CRAFT Tree Serv. Dangerous tree removal, spiral pruning hedge trimming, stump grinding, topping. Insured, WCB Free Est Arborist Reports

Andrew 604-618-8585 $ Best Rates $

Get your trees or tree removal done NOW while they’re dormant

CONTRACTOR

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

FUEL

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

PAVING/SEAL COATING

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ANTIQUE OAK TABLE & 4 brand new dining room chairs, all for $145: (604)536-6343

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CONTRACTOR

APPLIANCES

Kenmore Fridge, Electric Range, Dishwasher, all finished in Brushed Silver Metallic - used only 6 mths, 1st $1200 TAKES all. 604-541-0018

TILING

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

Designing and renovating new kitchens, bathrooms, basements, house make-overs and additions since 1989

PETS

MOVING - MUST SELL

A-TECH Services 604-230-3539

“White Rock & South Surrey’s Leading Renovator since 1989”

GARDENING

INGP SPR NUw A E CL ok No o B

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BERNESE Mountain Dog Puppies. Vet checked & ready for good homes.$850.Langley.778-241-5504 BERNESE Mountain X Great Pyrenees pups, gorgeous, excellent markings, parents to view, health guar’d, $850. Call (604) 607- 5051 CANE CORSO puppies, shots, dewormed, vet checked, ready to go. $1100. 604-825-8362. View photos & info at: www.freedoglistings.com CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 856-4866 CHIHUAHUA tiny tea cup spayed female, 2 yrs, only 3lbs, $600. Call (604)794-7347 DOBERMAN PUPS, tails & dew claws done, dewormed, view both parents. $700. Call 604-798-7579. Golden Retriever puppies born Nov. 23, third generation of healthy puppies, home raised in a canine 4H obedience family & well played with, ready to go, c/w first shots & deworming, $650. Mission 604820-4827. MALTESE PUPS: 3 males, Incl 1st shots, vet checked, dewormed, $800 firm. Call 604-464-5077. 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 PUGS P/B Black. Ready to go. Fem/Males. 604-595-6713, 604200-2647, 604-725-2192. (Surrey) TABBY, LONG HAIR, 4 yrs. old. To good home. Bed, litter box, food all shots/tattoo. Call 778-808-7239.

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#1167 LIC’D, BONDED. BBB Lge & small jobs. Expert trouble shooter, WCB. Low rates 24/7 604-617-1774 #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

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PETS

RECYCLE-IT!

Local & Long Distance

PSB DRYWALL ★ All Boarding, Taping & Texture. Guaranteed work. Call Parm (604)762-4657

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TREE SERVICES

S Pruning S Removals S Hedge Trimming

• Small & Big Moves • Internals • Single Items • Packing Supplies

Affordable Sid’s 1ton Moving & Clean-up. 10% Srs disc. W.R. owned since 86. Sid 604-727-8864 SPARTAN Moving Ltd. Fast & Reliable. Insured Competitive rates. Wknd Specials. Call Frank: (604) 435-8240

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

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Peninsula Tree Preservation

Complete Residential & Commercial Painting

MOVING & STORAGE

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

MOVING?

(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

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JAPANESE YARDMAN

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

David 604-779-5320

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.

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

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

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

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CONCRETE & PLACING

All Aspects of Drywall + Flatten Popcorn & Textured Ceilings

HANDYPERSONS

True Blade Home Renovations. Replacement Windows, Doors and more Free Estimates. Call Jeremy 604-613-4599

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DRYWALL

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Call Dan at: 778-231-6654 or email:

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283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS Professional with Gutter & Window cleaning, house washing. Worksafe. Jeremy 778-384-3855

Darren Marshall 604-723-0495

For Computer Repairs and Home Theatre setups.

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

604-787-5915, 604-291-7778 Info: www.treeworksonline.ca

10% OFF from now to Feb 1 with this AD

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GARAGE SALES

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MISC. FOR SALE

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REAL ESTATE 633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS PREFAB HOMES DISCOUNTED 50%+!! USA Mortgage Disaster Order Cancellations. 1260SF Pre-Engineered Package originally $29,950.00, BLOWOUT $14,975.00!! Other sizes - SACRIFICE prices! HUNDREDS SHIPPED! Spring/Summer delivery. TOLL-FREE 1-800-871-7089.

639 REAL ESTATE SERVICES

RENTALS 706

Adult Oriented Building Centrally Located 1 Bdrm. 3rd. floor walk up. $800 includes heat, hot water and 1 parking spot. N/P, N/S. Lease required.

Call 604-538-5337 WHITE ROCK Large 2 bdrm. $940 w/ Partial ocean view. n/s, n/p, adult oriented. Heat Hot Water & Parking Included. 604-538-7868 to view White Rock, oceanview 1 bdrm 1100sf condo, partially furn. 5 appls NS/NP. Feb15/Mar1. 604-761-7431

www.dannyevans.ca

Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

Please call Tom Douglas Phone/Fax: (604)595-0298 35 years exp.

RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO

603

ACREAGE

OWN 20 Acres Only $129/mo. $13,900. Near Growing El Paso, Texas (safest city in America!) Low down, no credit checks, owner financing. Free Map/Pictures. 866254-7755 www.sunsetranches.com.

615 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY #1A STEEL BUILDING SALE! Save up to 60% on your new garage, shop, warehouse. 6 colors available! 40 year warranty! Free shipping, the first 20 callers! 1-800457-2206. www.crownsteelbuildings.ca STEEL BUILDINGS PRICED TO CLEAR - Holding 2010 steel prices on many models/sizes. Ask about FREE DELIVERY! CALL FOR QUICK SALE QUOTE and FREE BROCHURE - 1-800-668-5111 STEEL BUILDING WINTER SALE... $3.49 to $11/sq.ft. Immediate orders only - FREE shipping, some exclusions/ Up to 90 days to pay. Deposit required. Pioneer Manufacturers since 1980. 1-800668-5422. See current specials www.pioneersteel.ca.

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FOR SALE BY OWNER

Would you like to retire in Chilliwack? Popular 55+ living village, 2 bdrms, 2 baths. Totally renovated $143,000. Call 604-858-0131.

627

HOMES WANTED WE BUY HOUSES

Older Home? Damaged Home? Need Repairs? Behind on Payments? Quick CASH! Call Us First! 604.657.9422

630

LOTS

ARIZONA BUILDING LOTS. FULL ACRES AND MORE! Guaranteed Owner Financing. No Credit check. $0 down - 0 interest. Starting @ just $99/mo. USD. Close to Tucson’s Intl. Airport. Hear free recording at 800-631-8164 Code 4001 or visit www.sunsiteslandrush.com.

633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS 2011 CANADIAN Dream Home 3 bed/2 bath, 1512 sqft, CSA-Z240 $109,950 includes delivery and set up in lower BC, 877-976-3737 or 509-481-9830 http://www.hbmodu lar.com/images/email_jan2.jpg

CRANLEY Pl. S. Surrey Double 2 bdrm & den. 1 bath. New windows & doors. Fncd yard. $279,000. 604-536-2508

S. Sry. 1551-160A. 3 bdrms. 1 & 2 half bathrooms. Large yard. N/S. Sml pet neg. $2,000. S. Sry. 18253-0 Ave. Updated 3 bdrms, 2 bath. N/S N/P. $2,000. S. Sry. 3470-154A. 4 bdrms, 3 1/2 baths. Behind Rosemary Hts. elem. N/S. N/P. $3,000.

S.Sry. #155, 16275-15th Ave. Lge bright 2 bdrm & den, 2.5 baths, basic cable incl. $2000.

Suites S. Sry. 1211-164th. Upper 3 bdrm 1 1/2 bathrm. N/S. N/P. $1150 incl utils.

WHITE ROCK

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

Quiet, well kept building. Hot water included. Close to shops, bus, hospital. N/P. 1 Bdrm. suite newly painted From $750 - $825/mo. 3 Bdrm stes. Totally reno’d $1250/mo.

566 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS Beautiful & Affordable

Houses

Townhouses/Condos

Heat, hot water, & light included

HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS

REAL ESTATE

Have Qualified Tenants Need Homes

Avail. March 1st. To view call 604-531-9874

1 & 2 BEDROOM

Appraisals done - Top Prices Paid-

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PROPERTY Rentals

Concrete Hi-rise. 55+, NS/NP

Antiques & Collectable’s of all sorts.

Call 604-538-4599

Visit:

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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 $805 - $844 incls. heat, electricity and friendly reliable service.

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

CRESTWOOD MANOR 1321 Foster St.

www. rentinfo.ca White Rock/S.Surrey. 2-bdrm, 1 bath, Condo, recently reno’d, parking, North facing, no pets & ns, $1175, 604-644-2666. WHITE ROCK SUNSET VILLA. Small 1 bdrm apt, f/p, d/w, w/lrg balcony, concrete bldg. $850. Block from Semiahmoo Mall. March 1. Call for appt to view: 604-541-6276 WHITE ROCK

White Rock Gardens & Bayview Chateau

1 Bdrm: $885/mo. Bachelor $730/mo

14989 Roper Avenue & 1371 Blackwood St.

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

QUALITY APARTMENT RENTALS IN WHITE ROCK

Call: 604-542-5729 GUILDFORD

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

Call 604-589-5693

HOMES FOR RENT

WHITE ROCK

Close to Semiahmoo Mall

660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE

SOUND/DVD/TV

736

WHITE ROCK

WANTED:

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APARTMENT/CONDO

WHITE ROCK.Clean, Newly Renod 1 bdrm, lrg sun deck. Quiet bldg. Incl heat, h/w, prk. $725/mth. Sorry N/P. Avail. Feb 15. 604-538-8408.

MISC. WANTED

TWO pianos; 1927 Heintzman upright & a Henry Herbert upright, original ivories with no cracks or chips. Pianos have been viewed by a licensed tuner and is available for verification. Buyer will be responsible for moving & retuning. $800 each. 604-853-2089.

RENTALS

WANTED

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: info@rentinfo.ca

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

WHITE ROCK, Goggs Ave. 3 bdrm home, 1 full ba & 2 pce ba. $1799. 604-341-0371, 518-7306 Kenny.

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OFFICE/RETAIL

CENTRAL White Rock. 2 Ground Floor Offices in newly renovated building, 1425 sqft bright new office, 747 sq ft office with outside entry. Both incl washroom and u/g pkg, gross rents. 604-536-5639.

please call 604-531-9797 Professionally Managed By Gateway Property Management

747A SEASONAL ACCOMMODATION SENIOR’S HOUSING 55+ Bachelor’s suite, 8080 Yukon St, Vancouver. Self care. Income req. Must qualify. Call, 604-531-9100 or contact rentals@atira.ca

SKYLINE APTS. WHITE ROCK 15321 Russell Ave 1 MONTH FREE RENT!! CALL FOR DETAILS Nice quiet building. 1 & 2 bdrm suites. Includes: Hot water, cable, underground parking, video surveillance. NO PETS CALL 604-536-8499 www.cycloneholdings.ca

S. SURREY 184/16th 1 bdrm upper ste, 800 sq.ft. Newly reno’d inside on acreage. Mins from White Rock. F/S, shrd lndry. $800/mo utils incl. No pets. 604-360-6050

707 APARTMENT FURNISHED TURNKEY APT. Bright, lovely, 1 bdrm. Furnished. Internet/Phone. Mar/April/May. $950: 604-542-2865 WHITE ROCK 1 Bdrm + lrg den. Exec. View. Avail now for shortterm rental. N/S. 604-789-0437

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DUPLEXES/4PLEXES

W.Rock/S. SRY - 1200 sf, 2bdrm, 2 bth, 5 appl., f/p, n/s, n/p. New/decor Adult. $1100 + utils. (604)937-3086

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HOMES FOR RENT

CRES. BEACH: 10 min walk to ocean. Fully furnished. Newly renovated home. 3 bdrm, 2-1/2 bathrms. Gas F/P & beaut. landscaped. Long or short-term rental NS/NP. $2200/mo. 604-306-0341.

Professional Couple Seeking accommodation for 1 - 2 weeks several times a year. Must have private entrance and bath/kitchen facilities. Call: 1(250)675-2252

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SUITES, LOWER

S. SURREY 1 bdr suits quiet mature adult. Priv.ent garden lvl to patio w/mtn view. Gas f/p, h/w flrs, prkg, shr W/D. $825 incl utils. Ns/Np. Avl immed. 604-531-2677 WHITE ROCK 1 bedroom lower suite on the hill side. Very bright south facing with ocean views. New appliances, 9ft ceilings, gas fireplace, laundry room with good storage. Gas, electric and Shaw cable included. Patio for sunbathing and BBQ. 2 blocks from the pier and restaurants on Marine Drive. Private entrance with reserved parking. First time offered for rent. Best suited for one person. No smoking/pets. $1200/mo. Call Derrick 778.227.8385. WHITE ROCK 2 bdrm bsmt suite, Ocean view, blk fr beach, pets considered, $1450/mo. 604-538-6912 WHITE ROCK: 2 Bdrm, modern, uptown, all appls incl w/d. Quiet, N/S, N/P. $800/mo. (604)538-6604 WHITE ROCK-Bright, spac. 2 bdrm, 2bthrm, modern 1200sf. Walk to PAH, Covered patio. Own entr. w/d, Prkg, Gas f/p. n/s, n/p. $1450 + 1/2 utils. Feb 15/Mar 1. 604-767-0671 White Rock - Central. Large 1 bdrm grnd level suite, Approx. 1000sf. incl sep. entry. Share w/d. n/s, n/p. Avail. now. $750/mo inc. utils. (604)535-9320 WHITE ROCK. Lrg 1 bdrm Ocean View on bluff. Quiet area. W/D, D/W, F/P. Sep entrance. Suitable for prof single. N/S. N/P. Avail Feb 1. $1300/mo. 604-541-8991. WHITE ROCK. SHORT TERM fully furn & equipped main flr suite. 2 bdrm. Patio, prkg. TV, net. 2 mins walk to beach & Hwy 99. N/S, pet neg. Avail now. $1350/mo. incl utils. Weekly $350. 604-541-1457.

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TOWNHOUSES

SOUTH SURREY: Sereno 15151/34th Ave. 3 bdrm & den. 3 bths, marble counter top & s/s appl. Modern townhouse. Close to bus. N/P. $1800/mo. (604)818-7899 WHITE ROCK 3 bdrm, 2.5 baths, 5 appl. h/w flrs, open concept. dbl. garage, nr amenities. $1900 Avail March 1. n/s, n/p 604-312-6993

CARS - DOMESTIC

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2 Bdrms $1200/mo & up. Avail now. Spacious, close to beach, shops, buses, recent reno’d.

Call Mike 604-535-7206

WHITE ROCK

(604) 541-8857, 319-0615 WHITE ROCK. 2 bdrm, 1 bath. Newly painted. Nr Mall. $1195 incl heat-h/w. Senior oriented. NS/NP. 604-536-9565 or 778-385-9565. WHITE ROCK. Also 3rd flr ocean view 1 bdrm $795. Avail immed. Clean quiet, adult oriented bldg. 1 yr lease. $100 move-in bonus. NS/NP Incl. h/w. 604-560-9841. WHITE ROCK. Clean 1 bdrm. Deck. 1 blk to Semiahmoo. $700 incl heat & h/w. Call 604-596-3390.

PANORAMA, 131A/60. Brand new, detached 2 bdrm legal ste. Pri entry & prkg, new appls incl D/W & lndry. Avail immed. $1050/mo. N/S, N/P. 778-839-8468. WHITE ROCK 3 bdrm house on acreage, lots of storage space and close to all amens. Available right away. Call 604-781-9862 or 604724-6216. WHITE ROCK, 3/bdrm Rancher, $1400/mo + util. 5/appli, N/S, N/P. March 1. Refs req. (778)809-9295 WHITE ROCK- Cl to P.A. Hosp. schools, shopping cntr. Reno’d 2 bdrm, h/w flrs, clean, garage, shed. $1500/mo. March 1. 604-910-0916 WHITE ROCK cozy 2 bdrm, 1 bath home with 4 appls, lrg yard, no pets $1400/mo. Avail Feb. 604-536-8397

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AUTO FINANCING

748 SHARED ACCOMMODATION

CALL

604-328-0081 7 Days/Week The Scrapper

1990 Toyota Camry, 4 dr auto, local no accid, 80% Michlen tires, lots of work done. $1350. (778)895-7570 1997 Volkswagen Jetta Trek - 222k km’s, white, full loaded $1800 Call 604-534-8361 1998 ACURA, 2.3 cl, auto, 117K, 2 dr, leather, fully loaded, s/roof & AirCared. $4400 no tax. 604-502-9912 2000 HONDA CIVIC H/B, 2 dr., auto, local, 147K, exc. commuter. $3600 obo 604-218-9795 2000 MAZDA PROTEGE blue, 4/dr, auto, A/C, CD player, 130K very nice & clean, $1500. 778-319-0976 2008 HONDA CIVIC 4/dr auto, silver 30K auto, p/w, p/l, A/C, mag whl CD. $10,900. Call 604-825-9477. 2009 HONDA CIVIC DX. 4 dr, 5 spd manual, options, 14K, blue. $8500 firm. 604-538-4883

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847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES

2000 Pathfinder LE, fully loaded. $5800 obo. New time belt, water pump & new brakes. (778)895-7570

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TRUCKS & VANS

VEHICLES WANTED

1994 Chev Van AC’d-Apr12 265K gd tires, new batt. $2700 gd cond Ph.778-889-7681, 604-782 5840

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1995 FORD F150 XLT, good cond. Air Cared until 2012. Canopy, good tires, $4200 obo 604-462-1542 1998 GMC TRUCK T7500, 5T power tailgate, with or without job. $10,900. Exc cond. 778-317-7870

MOTORCYCLES

THE ONE - THE ONLY - The only one in Canada! Only authorized Harley Davidson Technician Program at GPRC Fairview Campus, Alberta. September 2011 intake. On-campus residences. 1-888-9997882; www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview. TWO WHEELIN’ EXCITEMENT! Motorcycle Mechanic Program. GPRC Fairview Campus, Alberta. Hands-on training for street, offroad, dual sport bikes. Write 1st year apprenticeship exam. 1-888999-7882; www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview.

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Notice to Creditors and Others “Notice is hereby given to Creditors and others having claims against the estate of James Rathnay Milne and/or Shirley Jean Milne formerly of 1580 Bergstrom Road, White Rock, B.C., that the particulars of their claims should be sent to the executor at #906 - 8 Laguna Court, New Westminster, B.C. V3M 6M6 on or before February 25, 2011, after which date the executor will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the executor then has notice”

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

#1 FREE SCRAP VEHICLE REMOVAL ASK ABOUT $500 CREDIT $$$ PAID FOR SOME 604.683.2200

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Includes one week in The Surrey Leader, Aldergrove Star, Langley Times, Peace Arch News, s, Surrey Daily, Peace Arch News Daily, and the Golden Ears Daily.

Includes:

TRUCKS, CARS, BOATS, TRAILERS, RV’S, VANS

1 Bdrm suite, maple kitchen & floor, granite countertops, crown mouldings, sep entry, insuite lndry. Easy access to hwy. Np/ns. Suit single prof. $850/mo incl utils. Avail. Immed

3 lines in all listed publications for one week only $10 + tax. Includes a listing on bcclassified.com

604-538-9180 NEWTON 142/62 Ave. NEW 3 bdrm. NP/NS. $850/mo incl hydro Avail. Immed. Call 778-895-8620 OCEAN PARK 2bdrm, 2full bthrms Cls schools/bus, private yard. New appl n/s, n/p $1100mo incl utils/cbl 604-780-3676 / 604-538-3479 S SURREY: 154/28 Ave: 2/bdrm G/lvl suite, modern, 5 new appls. incld d/w, w/d, 1,300 sq/ft, f/p. N/S. $900/mo+ utils. 604-538-2740. S. SURREY, White Rock. Fully furn. 1 bdrm/den. Street level. Ns/np. Avail now. 604-536-7550.

“No Wheels, No Problem”

$$ CASH FOR SOME $$

1978 FORD PINTO s.w. V6, Little surface rust, very restorable cond. Not running. $800. 604-584-7968

MORGAN CREEK AREA 1 Bdrm, 1 bath, hrdwd, $840/mo Close to amenities. Adult Inspired Building, crime free multi-housing N/S, N/P.

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

ANTIQUES/CLASSICS

CLOVERDALE. New 1 bdrm bsmt. Alarm & sat incl. N/P. N/S. Feb. 15. $600/mo. incl utils. 604-574-3142. EAST BEACH, W.R. lovely 2 bdrm. 1000 sf., open great room, w/f/p, d/w, w/d, alarm. s.c. oven, Island in kit., 2 car prkg., storage shed, award winning b/yard. Suit adults. N/S N/P. 1/2 block from E. Beach. March 1. $1200+utils. 604-5315553

1580 EVERALL ST.

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS

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WHITE ROCK

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1991 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS SEIRRA white V6 runs good 182kms $700 obo. 604-581-5900 2000 CHRYSLER NEON, 4dr, sedan, 118kks, auto, 46kks on new trans. $3,000 obo. 604-575-8003 2002 CHEV IMPALA: Silver ext. Fully equipped. No accidents. aircared 185K. $3500: (604)538-6378 2004 BUICK LASABRE V6, 4/dr Absolutey spotless! BCAA Cert. Private $9800. 778-565-1097.

TRANSPORTATION

168 STREET and 64th Avenue area. Bedroom with l/rm in beautiful newer home. Incl. all utils except hone. Owner is single Dad w/2 kids. n/p, n/s. $400/mo. Call Todd @ 604-816-5405. 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. furnished bdrm in comfortable home. n/s, n/p. Nr Peace Arch Hosp. $425/mo. Avail. now. 604-536-6303

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TRANSPORTATION

SUITES, UPPER

OCEAN PARK, stroll to Crescent Beach. Great yard. 1200 sq.ft main level home, 3 large bdrms, 2 baths. Wood burning F/P, H/W floors, bright modern kitchen, D/W, W/D. Close to schools & transit. Avail March 1. N/S. N/P. $1750/mo. + 60% utils. Call 604-760-4276. SOUTH SURREY: 2000 sf spac. upper home, 3 bdrm, fenced lot . All appl, gas f/p. Newly reno’d. Suits mature n/s couple. Cat or dog ok. $1350/mo. 604-531-4333 WHITE ROCK. 2 Bdrm +den, only 1 block to East Beach, 5 appli’s, ns/np, avail immed. $1100/mo incl utils/cable/internet. 604-531-4119.

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TRANSPORTATION

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– or pay $25 + tax for one week – in all Lower Mainland publications 1.5 million households

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CARS - DOMESTIC

1987 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS, 140,000 original K. Exc. cond. $2495. 604-599-7047

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$

1,999 Event

All you need to drive away is $1,999. THAT’S IT! This includes your first month’s payment, refundable security deposit, down payment and taxes.

2011 Toyota Yaris

2011 Toyota Corolla LEASE FOR

$

244* per month

LEASE FOR

$

Stock number 1YS7179

224

OR FINANCE FOR

Stock number 1C7267

per month • Automatic Sedan • Power Windows, Power Mirrors, . 48 months at Power Door Locks $1999 Total due on delivery - that’s it! • Keyless Entry OR PURCHASE FOR • STAR Safety System with Six $ Airbags and ABS Outstanding fuel efficiency. MPG 40 City, 50 Hwy. • Air Conditioning total price

3.9%

19,190

Litres 7.0 City, 5.7 Hwy.

3.9%

48 months at . $1999 Total due on delivery - that’s it!

*

0%

• Automatic • Air Conditioning • Power Windows/Mirrors/Door Locks • STAR Safety System with Six Airbags and ABS Outstanding fuel efficiency. • Traction and MPG 36 City, 50 Hwy. Stability Control

for 36 months OR PURCHASE FOR

$

Litres 7.8 City, 5.7 Hwy.

including freight and PDI.

21,005 total price

including freight and PDI.

2011 Toyota RAV4

2011 Toyota Matrix

LEASE FOR

LEASE FOR

$

269

$

*

319

*

per month

per month

3.9%

3.9%

48 months at . $1999 Total due on delivery - that’s it!

48 months at . $1999 Total due on delivery - that’s it!

OR FINANCE FOR

OR FINANCE FOR

0%

Stock number 1M7214

• • • •

Automatic Power Windows/Mirrors/Door Locks Air Conditioning STAR Safety System with Six Airbags and ABS • 5 Year Warranty Outstanding fuel efficiency. MPG 35 City, 45 Hwy. Litres 8.1 City, 6.3 Hwy.

for 36 months

OR PURCHASE FOR

$

22,285 total price

including freight and PDI.

0%

Stock number 1V7134

• Automatic • Power Windows/Mirrors/Door Locks • STAR Safety System with Six Airbags and ABS Outstanding fuel efficiency. • Air Conditioning MPG 30 City, 41 Hwy. • 16” Wheels Litres 9.5 City, 6.9 Hwy.

for 36 months OR PURCHASE PURCH FOR

$

26,280 total price

including freight and PDI.

Six active safety features designed to protect occupants by helping drivers avoid accidents in the first place.

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Start the h year off ff right i h with ih great offers on select Toyota models.

SAFETY JUST GOT SAFER. Toyota is the first full-line manufacturer to make all of the elements of the Star Safety System standard on every new 2011 vehicle.

TRAC EBD

VEHICLE STABILITY CONTROL

BA

BRAKE ASSIST

TRACTION CONTROL

SST

SMART STOP TECHNOLOGY

ELECTRONIC BRAKE-FORCE DISTRIBUTION

ABS

ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM

While we maintain a large inventory of new Toyota automobiles, in some cases an order may be required. All offers include freight and pre-delivery inspection, tire and battery levy and air conditioning federal excise tax. Federal and provincial sales taxes are not included in the monthly payments. Lease payments are based on a maximum of 96,000 km over 48 months. Monthly purchase finance plans are available from Toyota Financial Services on approved credit. 2011 Yaris BT4K3P BA. Monthly lease payments of $224.31 based on a 48 month walkaway lease at 3.9% with customer’s $1480 down and applying Toyota’s $750 incentives towards downpayment. Total lease obligation: $12,246.88. Cash purchase price is $19,190 less $750 Toyota incentives. Option to purchase at lease end: $8,148.90. 2011 Matrix KU4EEP BA. Monthly lease payments of $269.00 based on a 48 month walkaway lease at 3.9% with customer’s $1488 down and applying Toyota’s $250 incentives towards downpayment. Total lease obligation: $14,400. Cash purchase price is $22,285 less $250 Toyota incentives. Option to purchase at lease end: $9,969.60. 2011 Corolla BU42EP CA. Monthly lease payments of $243.58 based on a 48 month walkaway lease at 3.9% with customer’s $1488 down and applying Toyota’s $500 incentives towards downpayment. Total lease obligation: $13,179.84. Cash purchase price is $21,005 less $500 Toyota incentives. Option to purchase at lease end: $9,550.10. 2011 RAV4 ZF4DVP AA. Monthly lease payments of $319.00 based on a 48 month walkaway lease at 3.9% with customer’s $1358 down and applying Toyota’s $1000 incentives towards downpayment. Total lease obligation: $14,400. Cash purchase price is $26,280 less $2500 Toyota incentives. Option to purchase at lease end: $11,313.70. Disclaimer for 0%: $10,000 financed at 0% requires 36 monthly payments of $277.78. Total cost of borrowing: $0 and there are no administration fees.

PEACE ARCH TOYOTA.com Since 1966 Dealer #30377

3174 King George Hwy., White Rock 604-531-2916


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