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Past party executives speak out on MP’s ‘spin,’ spurning of advice

Internal criticism shocks Hiebert backer Alex Browne Staff Reporter

Support for South Surrey-White Rock-Cloverdale MP Russ Hiebert is strong among Conservatives in the local electoral district association (EDA) – if you talk to current board president Andrew MacVie. But talk to other longtime Conservatives in the district, and a different picture emerges. They will say that support – already shaky among some still rankled by the way Hiebert was “parachuted” MP Russ Hiebert into the district when first elected seven years ago – is defers comment thinning among experienced local movers and shakers.

Some speaking on the record, others off, their story is the same. Hiebert has alienated the politically astute in the EDA, they say, through communications with constituents that look more like a continual election campaign; through a reliance on “spin” to cover problems such as the MP’s high expense bill for 2008-2009; and through a reluctance to admit error or listen to advice. Compounding the problem, they say, has been the refusal of the party’s national office to entertain the idea of a nomination process in which Hiebert could be challenged by other candidates. As proof of frustration, they point to key members

who have either resigned or declined to run again for the EDA board which has – in turn – allowed proHiebert members to take control. One of those who resigned is EDA past-president Jim Scott, who said the repeated call for senior party members in the riding to display their support for Hiebert – in the face of personal misgivings – has flushed out many loyal Conservatives from positions of responsibility on the board. A flash point for many, Scott said, was the spending scandal which broke in May of last year, when it was  see page 2

Creating smiles Doctors, nurses and volunteers with Operation Rainbow – including South Surrey videographer Gary Hanney, who took this photograph of Baby No. 22 from north-central China – travel to some of the world’s most impoverished regions to provide free surgery to children in need. Gary Hanney photo

Surrey board to meet with teachers, parents to brainstorm

School district searches for $10 million in cuts Sheila Reynolds Black Press

To keep things just the way they are in Surrey schools – not add new services or programs or resources – the district will have to cut $10 million from the next budget. The Surrey Board of Education is currently seeking input on what its priorities should be in the coming (2011-2012) school year as it attempts to balance the books.

Surrey’s total operational budget is about $576 million. It’s illegal to submit a deficit budget to the provincial government. This time last year, the board was having to figure out how to pare $12 million from the school budget. In the end, it was done by shifting specialist teachers – such as counsellors and librarians – to classroom duties, not replacing specialist teachers when absent three days or less, slashing supply and

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resource budgets and extending spring break to two weeks, thereby cutting the number of school days in the year. The board will be meeting with teachers, parents and other stakeholder groups in the next few weeks to discuss the financial situation this year and gather feedback and ideas. Community members are welcome to make submissions by writing to

Wayne Noye, secretary-treasurer, 14225 56 Ave., Surrey, B.C. V3X 3A3; faxing 604596-4197; phoning 605-596-7733; or emailing budget@sd36.bc.ca Written submissions should be received no later than 4 p.m. Feb. 25. Additional information and background, including various district and financial reports, are available at www.sd36.bc.ca/general MOTOWN DANCE NIGHT Feb. 26

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Communications ‘self-serving’  from page 1 revealed that Hiebert’s expenses for the previous fiscal year were the highest for a B.C. MP, and the second highest in Canada. Hiebert claimed the reason his expenses were so high was due to travel costs incurred in keeping his young family together, and has since reported much lower expenses. But this has not satisfied some, according to Scott and other party insiders, who viewed Hiebert’s response as “spin” covering the fact that his spending in other areas – such as telephone and printing costs – was also high. “Even before the spending scandal hit, the board began to change its makeup based, in part, on the growing influence of Russ’ staff members on the board and their handling of EDA matters,” Scott said. “By the end of last year, the event chair resigned, the communications chair resigned, the secretary resigned and I resigned… This year, key board members did not come back onto the board, such as the scholarship chair and the first vice-president.” A Hiebert spokesman in Ottawa said the MP deferred comment on the issue to MacVie. MacVie said he is surprised to hear of rumblings of discontent among the party faithful. He said he knows of “a few” people who have resigned from the board, but had not been directly approached with concerns. “At our general meeting on Jan. 29, some 30 folks let their name stand for board office – which happens to be the maximum number of members for the board,” he said. “Nobody put their name forward in opposition, so they were all acclaimed. “Naturally there’s a normal amount of turnover in any given year. But as far as us losing key people… I’d say far more really key people stayed than left.” One person who is no longer prepared to work with Hiebert is former EDA communications chair David Wiens, who resigned last August. Wiens cited the spending scandal and what he describes as Hiebert’s “penchant for spin” as the reasons for calling it quits. In Wiens’ resignation letter, the associate dean of the school of business at Kwantlen Polytechnic University said he had long had concerns about spin in Hiebert’s communications, but “I reached the breaking point early this summer when he attempted to pass off

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news Undercover officers send message to cellphone users in Surrey, White Rock

Valentine’s blitz targets chatty drivers Kevin Diakiw Black Press

Police are hoping to kiss traffic distractions goodbye with a Valentine’s Day blitz that targeted drivers who use hand-held cellphones while on the road. As part of a Lower Mainland-wide initiative, officers staked out three White Rock intersections and one in north Surrey Monday. At the corner of 88 Avenue and King George Boulevard, in the pouring rain, a plainclothes officer posed as a pedestrian waiting to cross. When a red sedan passed, the ‘pedestrian’ relayed the car colour and model to other police officers waiting up the street. That car, and several others, was directed to pull into the Surrey Arts Centre parking lot. The drivers had been spotted talking on hand-held cellphones, an activity which has

been banned in B.C. since Jan. 1, 2010. Those found guilty – and there were 32,000 last year – will receive a $167 ticket and three penalty points on their insurance. Police expressed surprise that the hefty fine and points haven’t acted as a deterrent. In the Lower Mainland this year, the number of tickets handed out have totalled 1,287. This month alone, police have issued 705 tickets for talking or texting while driving. Supt. Norm Gaumont, responsible for Traffic Services in the RCMP-policed areas in the Lower Mainland, believes drivers will be getting the message. “My sense is people know we’re out there and it’s had an impact on their behaviour,” Gaumont said in a release. “We definitely haven’t backed off. Our guys are kicking the daylights out of this. At this pace, we’re on

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An RCMP officer targets distracted drivers. track to write more than twice as many tickets than we did in January.” In White Rock Monday – where officers were also on the lookout for seatbelt infractions and drivers who failed to stop for stop

signs – the effort resulted in just six citations. Sgt. Roland Pierschke said inclement weather likely played a role in the low number. “The weather was terrible,” Pierschke said. “People aren’t out and about in this type of weather.” The officers set up at Johnston Road and Thrift Avenue; near Five Corners; and at Fir Street and Pacific Avenue, Pierschke said. Surrey statistics from Monday’s blitz weren’t available by Peace Arch News deadline. Gaumont said the drivers he sees that continue to break the cellphone ban are usually 25 years old or younger. According to the RCMP, distracted driving was a contributing factor in 48 per cent of all traffic fatalities in the Lower Mainland last year. – with files from Tracy Holmes

Jail term sought for guard BC Supreme Court Justice Frits Verhoeven is scheduled to deliver his decision March 4 on sentencing for Daniel Greenhalgh. The former Canadian Border Services Agency guard was convicted in October of three counts of sexual assault and one of breach of trust by a public officer, as a result of incidents in 2007 while he was working at the Douglas border crossing in South Surrey. Greenhalgh was found guilty of strip-searching four women without their consent and sexually touching three of them. Prosecutor Winston Sayson has argued for two possible sentences: a 2½- to three-year term in a federal penitentiary, or two years in a provincial institution, followed by three years of probation. Greenhalgh’s lawyer said in court last week that his client has already been punished by negative publicity and the loss of career, family, assets and social standing, and argued for a lesser term – either a two-year conditional sentence, followed by probation, or incarceration of 12-15 months in a provincial jail. – Alex Browne

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Touring businesses tout India trip as success Kevin Diakiw Black Press

Just days into an 11-day trade mission to India, Surrey team members are making connections that are already paying dividends. “The initial response to bioLytical coming to India has been better than anticipated,” said Robert Mackie, chairman of bioLytical Labratories, one of the companies travelling with Surrey’s trade mission. “We are very optimistic that we will form the partnerships and relationships to get our advanced technology into India’s HIV testing algorithms.” Upkar Tatlay, managing director with Onux Nexus, is representing a number of companies, including four from Surrey, and said a number of deals are close. “We’re coming to India representing a number of Canadian companies in the biotech

industry looking to secure business deals,” relationships and create business opportuniTatlay said. “We have meetings with key ties,” Watts said. “There is a significant companies in Mumbai, Bangalore and Chan- amount of excitement amongst the busidigarh already confirmed as part of the pro- nesses on the trade mission.” gram. I believe we’re on the cusp of brokering In this case, she said, the city is acting as a solid agreements that we can bring back to catalyst for local businesses. our clients in Canada.” “It’s important for governMayor Dianne Watts told ❝It’s important for government ment to play the role of Black Press from a Lon- to play the role of facilitator, facilitator, then get out of don stopover on her way then get out of the way…❞ the way and let business do what they do best – create to Mumbai last week that Mayor Dianne Watts the trade mission holds trejobs,” she said. Rasode is networking with Bollywood mendous promise. Travelling with her are Couns. Tom Gill, Linda Hepner, Barinder groups to bring movie shoots to Surrey. She Rasode, city staff and 24 local companies. is to meet with Yash Raj Films, rated the 27th The group has targeted businesses specific biggest film company in the world. She plans to those companies attending. to also connect with 15 others, including the “We have done significant groundwork Anupam Kher acting school. both in India and in Surrey to create business Erik Kjeang, of Surrey Simon Fraser Univer-

sity’s Mechatronics Systems Engineering, said in a Skype interview Monday night that an SFU group made solid inroads at the Indian Institute of Technology in Mumbai. And the best is yet to come, says Kjeang, who is looking forward to meeting with university officials in Delhi and Chandigarh. He said because the mission laid the groundwork ahead of time, SFU is meeting with people at the administrative levels that they need to in order to form “synergies” with the university. The trade mission trip ends Feb. 21 and includes time in Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Jalandhar, Ludhiana and Amritsar. The city’s budget for the trip is $128,000, which includes travel costs for the mayor, councillors and three staff members. Participating businesses pay their own expenses.


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Little public discussion White Rock on proposed financial plan SUPERMARKET stood the city’s opportunity to contract out fire services was limited to last year’s budget. “I believe that the offer from the Surrey fire department was contingent upon a certain time period when a decision would have to be made,” he said. “That option may not necessarily be available to us, however, if it does come up again, I’m sure this council or a future council will take another look at it.” Jones also asked if there are substantial surpluses left in the drainage and sanitary sewer reserves. “I’m just wanting to be reassured there will be funds for contingencies,” he said, noting potential cost overruns on capital projects.

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It was a near-empty house at a public meeting regarding White Rock’s proposed financial plan Monday. One resident took the podium to speak on the 2011-2015 plan that, if approved by council, will increase property taxes by 3.91 per cent in order to generate funds for the city’s $25.8-million general operating budget for this year. Ken Jones asked why last year’s review of a shared fire services agreement with Surrey – and the up to $1 million such an arrangement could potentially save a year – wasn’t taken into consideration for this year’s budget. “I think that the item is so important that it should’ve been brought forward at this public meeting for people to • Wed., Feb. 16 comment on it,” Jones TIME Ht./m Ht./ft. said. Acting mayor Doug 04:56 4.2 13.8 McLean said he under- 10:14 3.2 10.5

“Are we going to have sufficient reserves created to be able to handle the capital costs or are we going to be faced with substantial increases in taxes to be able to cover them in the next five years?” Financial services director Sandra Kurylo said the lowest drainage reserves are expected to go is $207,000, while the lowest sanitary sewer reserves are projected to go is $830,000. There is also a contingency in the general operating budget in the range of $370,000, Kurylo noted. The proposed financial plan is anticipated to receive third reading Feb. 21 and adoption March 7.

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The lead plane that crashed into Mission’s Nicomen slough killing two men last week had been rear-ended by another plane, said a Transportation Safety Board (TSB) investigator. TSB’s Damien Lawson released the information Thursday afternoon, the day after the collision that killed Langley pilot Donn Hubble, 60, and passenger Patrick Lobsinger, a 70-year-old Surrey resident. The second plane was flown by Pitt Meadows’ Paul Knapp, said Mission Sgt. Miriam Dickson. The two planes were part of a foursome that regularly practised formation flying, and took off from Langley Airport. The first reports of the crash came in at 4:15 p.m. The planes collided at 1,500 feet and were stuck together as they fell. Ron Smit, a friend of the second pilot, said Knapp worked the controls and tried to disconnect the planes. At about 500 feet, the planes came apart and Knapp surprisingly found all his controls were functional. He was able to shut off the fuel, power down the plane, then make an emergency landing into a field. Lawson said the area is officially recognized as a training area and that the four planes were flying in a diamond formation. Lobsinger – a longtime Delta

the age of 42. He was told he had six months to live, but promised himself he would give back to the community if he survived. “Within the year, I was visiting the sick and dying in Ladner at Delta Hospital,” Lobsinger said. “Payback time was at hand. Without formal training, however, it was really rough going. I suffered Donn Hubble Patrick Lobsinger with the dying and their famipilot passenger lies. I did what I could, but I was never confident that it was the Hospice Society volunteer and right stuff, or enough of it.” former pilot involved with the When he learned of the hospice Boundary Bay Flying Club – died society’s new training program, at the scene; Hubble died at Royal he was the first to sign up. Columbian Hospital. Both Lobsinger and Hubble Delta Hospice Society executive helped organize a fly past from director Nancy Macey said Lob- Delta Heritage Air Park in Februsinger died doing what he loved. ary 2009 in honour of the 100th “This tragic news hit many of us anniversary of the flight of the Silvery hard at Delta Hospice who ver Dart, the first powered flight have known and worked with Pat in Canada. They joined eight for almost 20 years,” said Macey. other pilots to recognize Canada’s “Pat had devoted his life to serv- contribution to aviation history. ing people and was one of our Hubble was the lead pilot. greatest advocates. The two friends also took part “He loved people and he lived in a longstanding annual tradition his life fully every day, while living of organizing a formation flight with his own health issues which over 10 different cenotaphs in he just pushed aside.” the Lower Mainland for RememLobsinger met his wife, Deanna, brance Day. while at the hospice society’s first Hubble – survived by wife training session in 1992. Patti – is remembered as a flying The society’s communications enthusiast. He flew almost every co-ordinator, Dalyce Wickett, day, and would often offer to take noted a previous interview with interested strangers up. Lobsinger. When she asked him “He would talk to a grocery what led him to volunteer, he said store clerk and say, have you ever he learned of hospice after surviv- flown?” said his daughter, Kathy. ing a massive coronary in 1982 at “He was so joyful.”

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ord came out last week that the Pattullo Bridge may not be replaced after all. The Ministry of Transportation, which handed over responsibility for the bridge to TransLink more than a decade ago, is taking a second look at TransLink’s plans to replace the 73-year-old bridge connecting Surrey and New Westminster. TransLink has already said any replacement bridge would have to be financed by tolls. While the expertise of the ministry, which has many top-notch people on staff, is welcome, there is a decidedly political taint to this move. It is no secret that many South Fraser residents, particularly in Surrey and Langley, are unhappy about the prospect of paying tolls on the new Port Mann Bridge when it opens in about two years. The subject comes up frequently. The Golden Ears Bridge is tolled, and no one seems overly concerned about that. It provides a new level of service that was previously unavailable, and the added convenience is well worth the relatively modest toll charge. However, once the Port Mann Bridge is tolled, it will be difficult to travel to the north side of the river from Surrey or Langley without paying a toll. Meanwhile, there are no tolls planned on any other bridges or tunnels in the Lower Mainland. Thus, people who live in Surrey or Langley, who have the dubious distinction of having the worst transit service in the Lower Mainland, will pay extra every time they cross a bridge. The Pattullo had been suggested as a “free” alternative, but TransLink can’t replace it for free. Thus the ministry’s decision to study the alternatives seems to be tied directly to the widespread unhappiness about the pending Port Mann tolls. Both the Liberal and NDP leadership candidates need to make their positions on tolls for the new Port Mann Bridge clear. If tolls are a necessity, then they need to be applied to more Lower Mainland river crossings. This money should go to TransLink to fund increased transit service south of the Fraser, so people who live here have more transit options available to them. Ideally, the tolls on the Port Mann will be either reduced dramatically from the proposed rates – which are higher than the Golden Ears – or eliminated from the equation altogether. Langley and Surrey residents must not be treated as cash cows, while other Lower Mainland residents are left to cross bridges for free.

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ICTORIA – There aren’t too to match this rural clout in its own many benefits to living in B.C.’s leadership vote, set for Feb. 26. At a vast hinterlands, compared to the convention last weekend, party delegates southwest where three quarters of B.C. voted almost unanimously to get rid of residents reside. the one member-one vote system A few advantages of rural that put Vancouverite Gordon Tom Fletcher life spring to mind: it’s quieter, Campbell into the leadership 17 traffic jams are fewer and years ago. shorter, and real estate prices are The new weighted more reasonable. voting system ensures that Another advantage is little constituencies with small noticed, but significant just memberships have the same the same. Rural voters have influence in the leadership more clout than their urban contest as those who have signed counterparts. There can be as up thousands of new members many as three times the number in urban areas. A rural member’s of voters in a Metro Vancouver vote might be up to 10 times as constituency as in one of the powerful as one in Surrey, where remote northern seats, but each many new members have been gets one MLA. signed up. That advantage was reinforced As one delegate pointed out, this isn’t during the 2008 electoral boundary strictly a rural-urban thing. In NDP redistribution, when the BC Liberal strongholds such as East Vancouver or government decided not to eliminate Nanaimo, there are large populations but rural seats – a move recommended by only a hardy little band of BC Liberal an independent commission to equalize stalwarts maintaining membership in a representation in the B.C. legislature. constituency the party has little chance of Instead, both the BC Liberals and the winning. NDP supported adding six extra seats, There wasn’t much grumbling about in the Fraser Valley, Lower Mainland, this decision. Most BC Liberals agreed Okanagan and southern Vancouver with the candidates that sticking with Island. That narrowed the gap, but the a one member-one vote system would other regions remain over-represented in mean only urban candidates have a Victoria. chance of leading the party. The BC Liberal Party has now moved Kootenay East MLA Bill Bennett was

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They help keep us safe Editor: I am seven years old. I would really like to be in your paper. I like that your paper does not insult the police because they help to keep our community safe. My dad is a police officer and he is very nice and could get hurt just trying to protect the community. Charlotte Orregaard, Surrey

Pride of our community Editor: Re: Frustrations over new fire hall transition, Feb. 2; Timing of hall transition under fire, Feb. 9 letters. I have read with interest the

ongoing controversy surrounding the opening of Firehall 14. Since 1957, until recently, my husband’s family and I have lived in the area served by this hall. We have had the honour to have known many neighbours who were volunteers. With the population growing so rapidly it is difficult to argue that the time had come for the old hall to be rebuilt and the volunteers replaced with paid firefighters. The new hall is a work of art. From Peace Arch News letters and articles, one can only gather that the men and women who selflessly volunteered at Hall 14 have not received the respect and appreciation deserved for the thousands of manhours given to residents of this community. Interrupting family dinners, jumping from bed in the middle of the night, leaving guests sitting in living rooms, attending lifealtering accidents and fires, arriving at serious scenes and finding friends involved, I’m sure, have taken their toll on the private lives of the

volunteers and their families. In the article in the PAN Feb. 9, Fire hall will be city icon: chief, project co-ordinator Bud Livesey states “the new hall is something to be proud of.” While this is a beautiful building, I don’t think Livesey understands that at the corner of Pacific Highway and 20 Avenue, the area residents already had something to be proud of – Hall 14 volunteers. Wendy Mumford, White Rock

Foresight appreciated An open letter to Mayor Dianne Watts and Surrey city council. Let us take this opportunity to express our thanks and appreciation to you, Mayor Dianne Watts and the council of Surrey, for dedicating Kwomais Point as a park and cultural centre for Surrey residents.

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Friends of Kwomais Lodge thankful. Crescent Moon Coffee House has resumed in full force, strengthening community ties through music – as it has been doing for 30 years. New people are always attending, and we will continue to welcome all who are interested in playing or listening to homegrown music. How wonderful to live in a city where the stewards have the foresight to take bold steps to build strong neighbourhoods for now and generations to come. We love Kwomais Lodge! Harriet Quint, Jan Kruse, et al, Friends of Kwomais Lodge

Krysta Dolecki – a Grade 9 student from Earl Marriott Secondary – submitted this comic strip after learning of the plan to extend her school’s hours.

Accept blame for secondary squeeze play Editor: Re: School crunch, Feb. 9. There are many concerns regarding the idea of extending the school day and very few positives. The supposed reason is to save money on the cost of portables. The decision appears to be solely about money with little regard for what’s best for students. The article states there was community consultation. My question is where and when? Parent consultation did not occur. It did not occur for the current EMS students, nor did it occur for the feeder elementary schools. Rather, parents have just been informed of the plan. The district has obviously been considering this plan for months. If this plan were really good for students and in their best interest, wouldn’t the rest of the secondary schools in the district also be adopting it? If it is just about overcrowding and portables, the district is very much to blame. Over the past few years, several hundred out-of-catchment student have been allowed to register at EMS to overload the school, creating a better case for the provincial government building a new school. This obviously hasn’t worked. Typically, schools on extended-day schedules are on it for a short time during construction. Some of the issues when moving to this model: • Having 200-300 students not scheduled each block will result in hallway noise, supervision problems and be a significant distraction to the students in class. • Families with children on both schedules will have to be up earlier and delayed going to work. They will also have to be home earlier. • Students leaving the property during

unscheduled blocks will create more problems. Students skipping class will increase. Residential and business complaints will increase. With different bell schedules, sense of community will fragment; safety will deteriorate. • Intramurals will not run at lunch, as gyms will be used to teach gym classes. Team practices and activities likely can’t start until after the fifth period, 1½ hours after some students have been dismissed. • After-school teacher support will be minimized, with some finishing their day early and likely leaving, while others on the late shift will not be available. • What is the added cost for doubling bus service? With the ministry providing new portables for full-day kindergarten this September, the district is projected to have a surplus of portables. As a result, the district could move enough portables to the upper field at EMS to accommodate incoming students. This would then alleviate the need to move to an extended day and would still leave the main field for student use. An alternative is to redraw the catchment boundaries to distribute students more equally across South Surrey. It is clear disadvantages far outweigh advantages with respect to an extended day. Parents need to get involved if they wish to influence the implementation of this plan. M. Reynolds, Surrey Q Do we really need to blame Santa? The decision to create an alternate schedule for students at Earl Marriott and Lord Tweedsmuir secondaries is a shortsighted and pathetic attempt to solve a problem ignored for far too long.

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With portables permanently camped out on schools across the city, and with the number increasing every year, who would be surprised to hear space for students far exceeds capacity? It is obvious to anyone driving by any Surrey school that they are busting at their seams. The Surrey School District has managed to plan for, budget for, and ultimately build a state-of-theart administration building to stylishly work in. Why must my daughter work from a humid, disgusting portable in Grade 5, and be faced with going to a high school that has even less room for her? Is the school board really blaming Santa for not dropping “any new schools down the chimney”? Was the school board really “(not) paying attention to” the growth in the community or, was the district too busy meeting their own needs for swanky office space? Sadly, the future of education in Surrey looks even bleaker. With no hope of new schools any time soon, the district is not only altering school hours to create shifts but is also considering online courses so students can take classes from home and free up more space. Are you kidding me? Do we really want to socially disconnect our kids from their community? Why not have administrators work from home and fill up their newly built offices with classrooms for actual students? I always tell my kids you get back what you put in. What exactly are we putting in to the education of our kids? I always worry about the quality of education my kids receive at school. All parents do. Clearly, I now worry if there will be an actual school for my kids to learn in. Amy Klassen, Surrey

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Liberals boost rural vote strength Tom Fletcher Black Press

BC Liberal delegates voted overwhelmingly Saturday to change their voting system, giving rural regions equal say with urban populations in the selection of the next party leader and premier. With all the leadership candidates in favour of the weighted voting system, delegates in Vancouver and at eight regional forums easily reached the two-thirds majority required to make the change. The final count was 1,319 party delegates in favour of the change, and only 23 opposed. About 1,800 delegates gathered in downtown Vancouver for the vote, with more delegates participating at regional venues in Terrace, Prince George, Fort St. John,

Kamloops, Kelowna, Cranbrook, Victoria and Courtenay. The new voting system was recommended by the BC Liberal executive last fall, after Premier Gordon Campbell announced he is stepping down. It will assign 100 points to each of the 85 constituency associations, to be divided proportionally when party members pick a new leader on Feb. 26. The weighted vote ensures that a constituency with only 100 members will have the same clout in the leadership choice as one with 1,000 members. Kootenay East MLA Bill Bennett, one of the early proponents of weighted voting, called in to the main convention in Vancouver from Cranbrook, one of eight regional forum sites.

He pointed out that 16,000 people voted in the last election in Kootenay East, compared with as many as 80,000 eligible voters in some Vancouver constituencies. Having a weighted vote gives the BC Liberal Party a “huge advantage” over the NDP, which has only recently adopted a one member-one vote system. Former Surrey MLA Gulzar Cheema, who is working on Mike de Jong’s leadership campaign, was among the few opposed to a weighted vote. He said it makes no sense that his vote would suddenly become more valuable if he moves from Surrey to Kamloops. “If one consituency has been more active (signing up new members), why would you want to punish them?” Cheema said.

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Party membership swells amid irregularities Jeff Nagel Black Press

BC Liberal party officials say nearly 50,000 new members were signed up by the Feb. 4 deadline for eligibility to help pick the province’s next premier. “This dramatic increase in new members has pushed our membership mark so it’s now approaching 90,000,” party president Mickey Patryluk said last week. “It’s a clear signal of the enthusiasm that has been ignited by this leadership race.” Exactly how many members were signed up by each campaign remains unclear. Kevin Falcon’s backers say they’ve signed up 17,500 and the Mike de Jong campaign

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is claiming more than 10,000. Christy Clark is expected to have the most new members, with reported estimates ranging from 20,000 to 26,000. However, those numbers don’t square with any significant number of new members from the George Abbott campaign, or from Moira Stilwell and Ed Mayne. Nor has a breakdown been released of where members have been recruited. Many are believed to have signed up in Surrey, where three campaigns were concentrating heavily on the South Asian community. Party officials are now purging the membership list of new members signed up in

contravention to the rules. Random audits of new members are underway to try to eliminate memberships issued without the person’s knowledge. “Our party executive and staff take the integrity of our leadership vote process extremely seriously,” Patryluk said. “We are committed to a fair and equitable process for all leadership contenders.” The Feb. 26 vote is a preferential ballot, meaning there will be considerable jockeying by the camps in the time remaining to convince members to list them if not first as their second or even third choices.

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The issue of varying TV volumes has driven a Surrey MP crazy for more than three years. Now, Tory MP Nina Grewal has introduced a law limiting commercial volumes. “Myself, as well as all of you, I watch TV,” said Grewal, Conservative MP for Fleetwood-Port Kells. “If you’re watching the TV at a certain volume you’re feeling comfortable with, but all of a sudden, this commercial comes and you’re all over the place… looking for your remote and your wife or husband is shouting from the back ‘put the volume down.’” This week, Grewal introduced Bill 621, a private member’s bill that would

require broadcasters to play advertisements at the same volume as regular programming. Opportunities for private member’s bills are rare. The last time Grewal had such an opportunity was 2005, when she successfully raised the age of consent for sexual activity from 14 years old to 16 years old. Asked why she chose advertising volume over assisting our troubled school system or ailing health care, Grewal said the Conservative government is already addressing those issues. She said she feels for seniors, who have trouble getting up to make television adjustments. The bill will be debated in the House of Commons through the first week of March, then voted on after that.

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Bond defends rethink of new Pattullo Bridge Jeff Nagel Black Press

Transportation Minister Shirley Bond is defending a move to consider fixing up the antiquated Pattullo Bridge rather than tearing it down and building a replacement. A refurbishment of the existing 73-year-old bridge – which is far narrower than modern standards allow and the site of many fatal crashes over the years – would avoid the prickly political issue of putting tolls on a new replacement bridge between Surrey and New Westminster. “All of us want to work to build a structure for the long term that’s safe,” Bond said last week. “We also do need to consider the impact of tolls.” Both Bond and previous transportation minister Kevin Falcon had pledged to seek ways to avoid making the Pattullo the third toll bridge over the Fraser, leaving the Alex Fraser Bridge as the nearest free alternative.

TransLink had committed in 2008 to build a new six-lane bridge and planning has been underway since then on the basis it would be financed through tolls. But public hearings on how a new Pattullo would connect with area roads last fall were postponed after the decision to re-examine options to refurbish the existing bridge instead of building new. Bond denied her ministry directed TransLink to re-examine the issue, adding it was “a mutual decision” of staff from both agencies who sit on a technical steering committee. “I don’t think a new bridge is off the table at all,” she said. “TransLink is doing the due diligence necessary before proceeding with what could turn out to be a billion-dollar project.” TransLink has jurisdiction over the Pattullo and will make the final decisions on what to build, she added. The ministry has also questioned

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the scope of the plan to build a new bridge, particularly whether a sixlane bridge is justified or whether a four-lane span is sufficient. “We want best value for taxpayer dollars and we want safety,” Bond added. Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts says a new bridge is required, adding she’s concerned a renovation of the old one might add only 10 years life and leave taxpayers on the hook for an expensive replacement later on. “You’re just buying some time,” she said. “At the end of the day, that

bridge does need to be replaced.” But Watts said a careful reassessment of the assumptions and plans made to date may be wise, adding she looks forward to seeing any justification for fixing rather than replacing the Pattullo. Watts also doesn’t want to see the bridge tolled and continues to advocate for a new policy of “fair tolling” in the region. Past studies looked at options like adding a median barrier and banning trucks or reducing the Pattullo to three lanes with a counterflow, like the Lions Gate Bridge. TransLink was advised to build a new bridge and that the existing one would last at most another 50 years. Surrey Board of Trade CEO Anita Patil Huberman said the bridge must be replaced without delay. “This bridge is a key arterial connector in a region that is and will continue to experience explosive growth with the obvious impact on road transportation and transit,”

she said. Some critics are happy the bridge building plan is on hold and may be scrapped. Freeway expansion opponent Eric Doherty, of the group Gateway Sucks, called it great news. “This is a case of misplaced priorities,” he said. “We can’t be expected to spend a billion dollars on a new bridge that’s not really needed when there isn’t enough money to do the Evergreen Line or rapid transit on King George (Boulevard) in Surrey.” Doherty said it’s been unclear so far how a six-lane Pattullo replacement was going to work on the New Westminster side without demolishing houses to punch through new lanes. He said any delay on the Pattullo will give more opportunity to reconsider the related North Fraser Perimeter Road and United Boulevard extension that he said are opposed by significant numbers of New Westminster residents.

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y the time her husband, Les, had untied his sailboat and pushed off into Semiahmoo Bay, June Hambleton had already had a few drinks. So had most of the members of the send-off party, although their glasses were raised in celebration, as opposed to June, who was trying to calm frayed nerves, as she watched Les – her husband of 26 years – set course on a wild, round-the-world journey aboard the 28-foot ketch which he had built himself, over the better part of a decade, in a barn behind their South Surrey home. Truth be told, Les – who was attempting the adventure solo – had probably had a few drinks too, and June only hoped he wouldn’t immediately make himself another now that he found himself alone on his boat, with nothing in front of him but the heaving waves of the sea. While the rest of their friends left the beach to continue the party elsewhere, like at the Legion, June sat alone and watched as Les’s boat, The Lemming, disappeared over the horizon. It was 1971, and June Hambleton never saw her husband again. It’s presumed nobody did. ••• Les had tried it once before, this sailing-around-the-world thing, and it did not go well. In the spring of 1969, the jeweller/ engraver announced a plan to sail around the globe. His pronouncement came as a surprise, because aside from owning a boat when the family lived for a time in Deep Cove – a 16-footer, recalls son Steven – Les did not have much experience on the water, save for the trip aboard the ship that took him and his fellow Canadian soldiers to England during the Second World War. “He wasn’t a sailor, not by any means, but he was friends with sailors,” notes Maureen Harbott, June’s niece, adding that longtime Peninsula residents may remember her uncle, either through the Legion or from his sailing exploits. To prepare for his trip, Les had spent much of the previous two years sailing around the Gulf

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This photo, of Les Hambleton aboard his boat, The Lemming, was featured in a 1969 issue of The Columbian. Islands, testing his sailing skills – and the sea-worthiness of his boat – in all types of weather conditions. “It was a nice boat, but not really the type of boat you’d think was fit for that kind of voyage,” recalls Maureen’s husband, Michael. In order to finance the venture, and to ensure his family had enough money while he was away, Les sold the family home and golf course,

Meridian Par 3 Golf Club, on which the home sat. Like Les’s interest in sailing, the course had been built on something of a whim, when an old friend, was over having a drink and whacked a golf ball into the yard. “That’s where your first green should be,” the friend told Les when the ball landed. Soon enough, that’s where the first

green in fact was, along with 17 more on the 168 Street property. All this despite the fact Les was not a golfer. The course was a success, but maintaining it was hard work for the entire family, except, it seemed to friends, Les, who preferred to spend his time working on his boat. “I’m going to sail around the world,” he’d tell June often, but she

brushed off the claim as nothing more than a dream. He soon started planning. According to a March 29, 1969 story in The Columbian – a nowdefunct New Westminster newspaper – Les’s route would see him head first to Maui, and from there he would head to Samoa, around Australia to Africa. If all went well, he’d be sailing around the Cape Horn by Christmas, and after a month’s layover in Tahiti, would then head back to White Rock. The journey was expected to last 15 months. Les left March 30. He arrived in Maui two months later – a month overdue – and called June to say he was cutting his trip short and coming home. He could hardly speak on the phone. He could barely walk and was ill enough that he had a short stay in hospital. The most difficult part of the trip, he told her, was his inability to stay dry. At one point, after being constantly wet, he tried to change into dry socks, and his toenails fell off. He asked June to send Steven, just 20 at the time, to Hawaii, so he could help him sail home. “He looked awful, just in really rough shape,” recalls Maureen, who was there on shore the day Les and Steven returned to White Rock. For his part, Steven, who lives in Victoria, remembers the trip as something of a thrill for a young man who, until then, had never travelled far from his home. “That was my first time on the water – and I’d never been on a trip that long,” he said. “It was just an adventure.” ••• It was during the war that Les met June, at a small pub in west England. She was there with her sister, Nellie, and Nellie’s husband, Bill. Bill, as he often did, found himself seated at the piano, and June, on a stool beside him, entertained the pub crowd – which included Les – by singing. Soon, Les approached the 17-yearold June and struck up a conversation. They hit it off, and during his next military leave, Les travelled to June’s London home to visit her and  see page 12


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Father sent a few letters before disappearance  from page 11 meet her family. Right away, June’s mother did not approve of the tall Canadian soldier sitting at her kitchen table. But this did nothing but drive the two closer together. Within months, they were wed. The war soon over, Les returned to Canada, and June – pregnant with their first child – followed soon after, traversing the Atlantic with other war brides. Before leaving, June did not speak to her mother, who had become increasingly frustrated with her young daughter. In fact, they never spoke again. The trip was a long one. Later in life, June would remark to family members that the journey overseas seemed to go on forever. After the voyage and an equally long train journey across the country, Les and June were reunited. They settled first in Pitt Meadows, and then on the Peninsula. They’d go on to have six children – two boys, four girls – and, as their children grew up, Les seemed to have a difficult time dealing with them, friends say. It was this reason, those friends surmise, that Les became more focused on his boat. “White Rock was a bit of a wild place in those days, and it was kind of that flowerpower era,â€? notes Michael. “They never seemed to be a particularly close family‌ he had a lot of trouble dealing with his teenage children.â€? Then, in ’71, with the family living in a small house on Victoria Street – with a view of the ocean – Les decided, to set sail.

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Les and June (top) at son Steven’s wedding; above, Les and daughter Jennifer after Les returned home from his first voyage in 1969. Steven doesn’t recall ever entertaining the thought his father would not return. “What else do you think when you’re 20? You’re young, only thinking about yourself. I actually thought it was kind of cool – he was doing something he wanted to do, just going off on another adventure.â€? ••• After Les left Semiahmoo Bay in the summer of 1971, the family heard from him only sporadically. First, there was confirmation he’d made

it to Hawaii. Steven recalls his father made it nearly to Australia, too, but after that‌ communication stopped. “I got one letter, my mom got a few, too, but that’s it.â€? After no communication for some time, a search began, but efforts were fruitless. “It was a lot of area to cover‌ 4,000 kilometres of ocean,â€? Steven says. After five years, June was declared a widow. She continued to live in the Lower Mainland – eventually remarrying and settling back in White Rock, then Aldergrove – before passing away in the 1990s. While most assume that Les and his boat met with their demises at sea, not knowing exactly what happened has always been troubling for family members. “He could have had an accident at sea, or really, he could have just cut off contact and spent the rest of his life living somewhere in the South Seas, you really don’t know. It would be nice to have had that closure,â€? says Michael. “It’s just one of those mysteries, and the years go by, and you kind of forget.â€? Though it’s been 40 years since his father’s disappearance, Steven, too, finds himself wondering what may have happened. “A few years back, I saw a boat in Victoria harbour that looked familiar – my dad’s boat was pretty unique – that made me stop and think, and take a second look, but I didn’t see anybody on it. “You always wonder, I guess. But I haven’t heard from my dad since 1971.â€?

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Before and after photos of a cleft lip patient from an earlier Operation Rainbow mission to India. The group is headed to Asia in March. The mission was so successful, says Rai, that set of unique challenges. Hundreds of patients palate deformities to children in need. Led by plastic and reconstructive surgeon showed up at the hospital, which kept society the hospital asked ORC to return to teach Dr. Kimit Rai since the non-profit society’s chairperson John Buis busy taking photos of local doctors how to do their own surgeries. Buis, a 34-year member of the RCMP – formation in 1998, ORC has performed the babies and children to keep track of the who coincidentally was promoted to Staffsurgeries on more than 1,800 children in 28 faces during in-take and post-op. Translation, name and pronunciation Sergeant/Major while airborne on the way to missions in countries such as Cambodia, difficulties made it necessary to use numbers. China – became involved with ORC through India, Mexico, the Philippines and Lebanon. Each mission involves the co-ordination Baby No. 22, for instance, had a bilateral cleft his own need for reconstructive surgery. Buis was shot in both thighs while on duty in of surgeons, pediatricians, anesthesiologists, lip as well as a cleft palate that will require Burnaby in 1979 and required seven surgeries nurses (pre-op, OR and recovery) and more surgery in the future. Quick to smile before the surgery, the over the next decade – all performed by Rai, support staff, along with the shipping surgical equipment, lights, anesthesia machines and youngster woke up from the two-hour surgery who worked at Royal Columbian Hospital. The two got to know each other well over drugs, antibiotics and other supplies. looking confused but with only a couple of the years. Most recently, the mission co-ordinator was small scars on his upper lip. Buis’ experience with two United Nations Some patients required more than one Surrey nurse Rema Nair. Last year’s China mission came with its own surgery over the course of the 10 days.  see page 14

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Appreciation for help shown in variety of ways  from page 13 missions in Bosnia and East Timor would help ORC deal with bureaucracy and logistics in two of its latest missions. Rai, a Malaysian Army surgeon in the 1960s, turned to reconstructive surgery after meeting a Canadian doctor and getting a fellowship in the specialty in a Canadian hospital. In the early ’90s, Rai travelled with a fellow surgeon on an American mission to the Philippines. “We did some surgeries on cleft lip and palate patients and I felt really charged up,” he says in his

Vancouver office. “I felt really good at fixing children.” A year later, he convinced four Canadian nurses to come with the same American group. Over time, he realized he could push the Canadian medical community to better represent itself. Several years and many discussions later, ORC was founded – supported by fundraising and volunteers. So far, two 10-day missions have taken place each year, but that may soon be reduced to just one due to a combination of the stressful nature of the missions and a lack of money.

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Gratitude for ORC volunteers has been shown in many different ways: A lot of toasting took place in China. In Mexico, they received wrapped gifts. In India, they were hugged often. In the Philippines, they got baskets of fruits. And in Lebanon came pistachios. “They were tickled pink to have us there,” volunteer videographer Gary Hanney, a South Surrey resident, said of the China mission. In March, Operation Rainbow returns for a second time to Gary Hanney photo the Himalayas. For more, visit Dr. Kimit Rai (above, right) operates on operationrainbowcanada.com the cleft lip of Baby No. 22.

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Centenarian reflects on war, travels and family Hannah Sutherland Staff Reporter

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argaret Mainwaring has always led an active life, and turning 100 hasn’t changed that. After retiring from a career that took her to three continents and more than a dozen different cities, she remained outgoing in retirement, taking up golf, curling and lawn bowling. Now a centenarian, Mainwaring still involves herself in activities by participating in a local writing group and attending monthly seniors’ dinner/ dances. The numerous connections she has made through such pursuits was evident earlier this month, when more than 200 people attended her 100th birthday Feb. 5 at Mann Park Lawn Contributed photo Bowling Club, which she has been a member of for more than 20 years. Despite all her experiences, Mainwaring maintains she is just an ordinary person willing to test her abilities. “I never did anything outstanding. I never won a golf game… well, I might have had a few lucky shots,” she said. “I wasn’t a prized athlete. I wasn’t an accomplished activist. I just enjoyed trying.” Born in Toronto as one of three children,

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Margaret Mainwaring celebrates her 100th birthday with balloons. Left, Mainwaring with her daughter, Moira, during celebrations at Mann Park Lawn Bowling Club on Feb. 5. Mainwaring grew up on a ranch 12 miles out of Fort Steele, B.C., and graduated high school in Cranbrook. In deciding to pursue nursing, she opted for Vancouver General Hospital School of Nursing over the training facility in Cranbrook, which her mother encouraged her to attend. “I was so bored of the same town, I wanted to get away.”

Mainwaring started her career in the heart of the depression, taking jobs in hospitals in Kelowna and Vancouver Island after earning her licence. After joining the war effort in the early ’40s, she was convoyed to England from Halifax by ship. She still recalls the danger of the waters, and how planes and smaller ships escorted them on the seven-day journey. “The German U-boats were just having a

heyday out there,” she said. “We saw British ships coming in with their sides blown out.” Mainwaring served in various countries throughout the war, working in England, North Africa, Italy and Holland, which was liberated during her stay. “They had a party that lasted two days.” After the war, Mainwaring followed her desire to go to Hawaii, working there for two years, before taking a job in Seattle to be closer to family. When she decided to return to B.C., she moved to the Cariboo, where she met her first husband, Gerry, and married in 1950. Mainwaring raised daughter Moira and three stepsons, staying in the Interior until 1957, when she moved to the Lower Mainland. Since settling in White Rock 35 years ago – she still lives in the same condo – she remarried in 1992 to Malcom Mainwaring, who died six months later from pancreatic cancer. But she has also experienced an abundance of life over the years, welcoming a grandson and a number of step-grandchildren into the world. Additionally, she has been “lucky” in her health. Mainwaring – who Moira describes as courageous, independent and compassionate – was still lawn bowling last summer, and curled up to three years ago. Although she doesn’t have tips to offer for longevity, she said there are values she considers important in life, such as loving your neighbour as yourself. “Until we get so we treat all people as equals, we’re not going to be any better civilized than we are now.”

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15562 - 24 Ave. (behind Black Bond Books) 604-538-7600

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Social Group Dance Lessons start Tues., March 29

ROCA BLANCA

DANCE STUDIO

MONTH OF FEBRUARY

Call Brian Udal at: 604-541-1313 www.rocablancadance.ca

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August 16 to 20, 2011

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Community Roundtable on Elder Abuse BUILDING BRIDGES COMMUNITY ROUNDTABLE

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm

White Rock Community Centre 15154 Russell Ave.

Join us as we discuss the legal rights of older adults and how to prevent Elder Abuse in our community. Forum highlights include: } Practical information on the legal rights of older adults } Roundtable discussions about the impacts of Elder Abuse } Forum findings will be included in a published report

FREE TO REGISTER — DEADLINE: MONDAY, FEB 28th PHONE (604) 688-1927 EMAIL info@bcceas.ca FUNDED BY IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

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Faith on the Semiahmoo Peninsula

SEMIAHMOO BAPTIST CHURCH 2141 Cranley Drive 604-576-6504

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Sunday Services 11 am & 6 pm

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UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA

Independent, Fundamental Non-charismatic

of White Rock

Call www.whiterockunity.org 15639 24 AVE., S. SURREY 604-538-9519 (in the United Church Building)

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Glorious Chinese Christian Church English Worship: 10:00 am 11:00 am 10:30 am

604-303-1976, 778-878-6699

White Rock Lutheran Church Sunday Worship Services English 10:00am Chinese 11:00am Sunnyside Community Centre 1845 - 154 St., South Surrey Pastor Norm Miller Pastor David Leung 604-576-1394 604-303-1976 / 778-878-6699 ALL ARE WELCOME

Glorious Chinese Christian Church

Not Guilty! Jesus pleaded guilty for our sin, so we can be reconciled to God. We give thanks every Sunday at 11am. (Sunday School for Kids) Pastor Rev. Peter Klenner

All Saints Community Church

12268 Beecher St. Crescent Beach â&#x20AC;˘ 604-209-5570 www.allsaintswhiterock.com

Seaview Pentecostal Assembly SUNDAY SERVICES

Feb. 20, 10:30 am Service Pastor Roman Kozak speaking 14633-16th Ave., S. Surrey Phone: 604-536-7011 www.seaviewassembly.org Senior Pastor Roman Kozak Pastor Wayne Davis â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Care & Visitation

(formerly White Rock Christian Fellowship)

604-531-4850

2265 - 152 Street Surrey BC V4A 4P1 (604) 531-8301 www.lifechurchwr.com

FEBRUARY 20, 2011 service at 10:30am with Dr. Wes Buch, lay preacher Wednesday Lunch Program served at 12 noon Healing Touch every 2nd & 4th Thursday at 10 am

www.whiterockbaptist.info 1657-140th St., Surrey, BC V4A 4H1 Phone: 604-531-2344 Fax: 604-531-2398 E-mail: wrbc@telus.net

Centre St. & Buena Vista Ave. Rev. Joan McMurtry

Morning Worship & Kidâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church at 10:00 a.m.

3:00 pm 4:00 pm 1480 George St. Presbyterian Church, White Rock

FIRST UNITED

...seeking to honour God as we love our neighbour & touch the world.

154 St & 18 Ave., South Surrey Sunnyside Community Hall

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www.firstunitedwhiterock.com 1480 George St., White Rock B.C. Church OfďŹ ce: 604-536-9322 www.saint-johns.ca

Lunch Hut Friday, 11 pm-1 pm AGM Saturday 12pm lunch, 1pm meeting Afrikaan Service Sunday 9am English Service Sunday 10:30am Rev. V D Westhuizen preaching Conversation ESL Monday & Thursday 10am

ALL WELCOME!

All welcome!

CRESCENT UNITED Corner 28th Ave. and 127th Street â&#x20AC;˘ 604 535-1166

2350 - 148 St., Surrey, B.C. Phone: 604-536-8527

Sunday School & Worship 10:15 a.m. Pastor Peter Hanson Music Director Heather Sabourin

Mandarin Worship 2:00 pm

Faith Hope Love Church 604-538-9250

Anglican Church of the Holy Trinity 15115 Roper Avenue at Foster Street Phone: 604-531-0884 www.holytrinitywhiterock.org

Sunday Services

Minister: Rev. Bill Booth Music Director: David Proznick

Worship & Sunday School - 10 am Everyone Welcome www.crescentunitedchurch.com

MOUNT OLIVE LUTHERAN CHURCH

Pastor: Jeff Young Sunday Morning - 10:00am Coffee nursery & childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 10:30am Worship church provided get it live it give it

SUNNYSIDE UNITED 15639 - 24th Ave., 604 531-2979 Minister: Rev. Stuart Lyster

Sunday ~ 10:00 a.m. Family Service & Godly Play for Children

    Music Director: Kathleen Anderson

St. Markâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Anglican

12953 - 20th Ave., Ocean Park, South Surrey Phone 604-535-8841 www.stmarkbc.org The Rev. Craig Tanksley, S UNDAY SERVICES Rector 8:00 a.m. - Holy Communion BCP The Rev. Jonathan Blanchard, Associate Priest 10:00 a.m. - Eucharist Service 10 a.m. Sunday School & Nursery Youth Group Activities (see link www.stmarkbc.org)

WEDNESDAY SERVICES

10:00 a.m. - Holy Communion BCP

The Reverend Neil Gray, Rector The Reverend Janice Lowell, Curate

8:00 a.m. Eucharist 10:00 a.m. Sung Eucharist Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Program & Nursery Thursdays - 10:30 a.m. Eucharist

The Anglican Church welcomes you!

ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCHES ON THE PENINSULA â&#x20AC;&#x153;A warm welcome to everyoneâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;˘ Good Shepherd Church 2250 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 150th Street, South Surrey â&#x20AC;˘ Star of the Sea Church 1153 Fir Street, White Rock â&#x20AC;˘ Holy Cross Church 12268 Beecher Avenue, Crescent Beach For Mass times and for further information for all these churches

Please call 604-531-5739 or go to: www.starofthesea.bc.ca. STAR OF THE SEA CATHOLIC SCHOOL

(K-Gr. 7)

15024 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 24th Avenue, South Surrey â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Starâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 3Rsâ&#x20AC;? Reverence, Respect, Responsibilityâ&#x20AC;?

Please call 604-531-6316 or go to: www.starofthesea.bc.ca/school/


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Celebrating Chamber of Commerce Week FEBRUARY 21st - 25th The South Surrey/White Rock Chamber of Commerce is proud to celebrate 74 years serving the White Rock & South Surrey Business Community.

Jay Fettinger

1937 - 2011

MC – Michael Levy

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our local Chamber of Commerce is the heartbeat of your business community. A strong chamber provides your business with powerful representation to all levels of government on important issues that affect you. The Chamber allows you to network with other businesses, be part of seminars, join business groups and take advantage of special group life, dental and other programs. Without a strong chamber, the heartbeat of local business is silenced… Keep your community strong. Join your Chamber of Commerce.

36 YEARS CHAMBER MEMBER

Part of Your Community for 39 Years!

Cathy Jesson/Lorne Olichny

Curtis Christopherson/Linda Klitch

Jackie Smith/Maria Mura

14 YEARS

11 YEARS CHAMBER MEMBER

CHAMBER MEMBER

"30 Years Serving Your Community"

3059 - 152nd St. South Point Exchange 604-542-4317

3033 KING GEORGE BLVD. SOUTH SURREY • 604-531-8331

8 YEARS

Gordon Hogg MLA

14 YEARS

CHAMBER MEMBER

CHAMBER MEMBER

Telephone: 604.542.0102 Reservations: 1.888.976.2326 15611 Marine Drive, White Rock, BC www.oceanpromenadehotel.com

SURREY-WHITE ROCK 152nd St. & 32nd Ave. 2124 - 128th St.

See you in March!

Stay at the Ocean!

My congratulations and thanks to the White Rock - South Surrey Chamber of Commerce for their dedication and efforts in promoting our local businesses and community.

#130-1959-152nd Street

604-542-3930 Fax: 604-542-3933

Email: gordon.hogg.mla@leg.bc.ca

Promoting Business & Tourism on the Semiahmoo Peninsula The South Surrey & White Rock Chamber of Commerce initiates programs and networking events, works closely with local government and forms committees dedicated to addressing issues of interest and concern that affect its members and the community. Through these important partnerships, the Chamber is able to accomplish more than an individual business or community member could on their own. The Chamber supports a variety of community organizations and events. Our participation ensures the promotion of the community and local business by promoting the Business Excellence Awards, Taste of the Peninsula, Golf Tournament, All Candidates Meetings

and the popular Spirit of the Sea Festival. The Chamber office and the Visitor Info Centre at #100 - 15261 Russell Ave. White Rock serves those who are visiting, moving or planning to do business in our community. We operate both a seasonal kiosk and a year-round Visitor Information Centre (VIC) with knowledgeable on-site BC Tourism Travel Counsellors promoting and directing tourists to the interesting sights, great lodgings and wonderful shopping the Peninsula has to offer. The Visitor Info Centre kiosk, by the museum, is open from May long weekend to Thanksgiving and then on weekends only. The Visitor Info Centre at #100 - 15261 Russell Ave. is open year-round.

South Surrey & White Rock

Chamber of Commerce

Deanna Pedersen, Linda Padvaiskas, Joyce O'Brien, Anne Fahlman, Doug Hart

#100 - 15261 Russell Ave. White Rock 604-536-6844 email: info@whiterockchamber.com

website: www.whiterockchamber.com


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Saluting Our Chamber of Commerce

Making the province a great place to do business

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eb. 21 marks the beginning of Chamber of Commerce Week, an opportunity for Chambers across the province to demonstrate the outstanding value they provide to their communities. This value comes in the form of benefits and services to stimulate local economies, direct community promotion and support, and engaging in an important multi-level advocacy role that benefits the entire province.

13 YEARS CHAMBER MEMBER

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Advocacy efforts of Chambers in B.C. represent some of their most important work. Chambers raise issues that concern both their members and the community at large with local, provincial and federal governments. The network of more than 120 Chambers across B.C. is a unique business organization, and gives issues a voice beyond the local level. This provides much-needed input

to public policy, which benefits local economic and social well-being. Direct support for businesses and the community constitute another central area of Chamber focus. The Chamber provides benefits, service and educational programs to their membership, supporting businesses and helping them achieve success. Chambers of Commerce also work diligently to promote and assist their

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communities. This support for both local businesses and the areas in which they operate directly stimulates local economies and creates vibrant communities around the province. Chamber of Commerce Week recognizes and applauds this important contribution, and brings further awareness about the Chamber network’s influence and importance to members of the public and Chamber members alike.

CHAMBER MEMBER

We Specialize in Home and Commercial Renovations, and Custom Homes. We will take you from drawing board to FINISH

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Serving the lower mainland for over 30 years with excellent sub trades on our team.

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serving the community for over 30 years!

BRIAN & DEIRDRE O’RUAIRE-Charter Arbitrator & Consultant

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Bus: 604.250.4806 Res: 604.538.6765 Cell: 604.803.0773 Fax: 604.538-6764 Email: Shamrockhome@shaw.ca

Open Mon.-Fri. 9-6 p.m., Sat. 9-5 p.m.

www.countrysunnaturalfoods.com

vitamins • bulk • dairy • beauty • spices • herbs homeopathy • ionizers • specialty foods & more!

MOBY DICK 1 Famous Fish & Chips since 1975

15555 Marine Drive • White Rock

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Open Thursday - Monday

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“At Your Service!” Colonial Paciifc Realty Ltd.

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People’s Choice Award Winner Pe

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ince 1975 the “Moby Dick” has been a local family dine-in and take-out, award winning fish & chips favorite. Hearty home cooked meals featuring fresh fish, hand peeled fries, homemade tartar sauce and more. Ask any local the way to Moby Dick, and come whale watching inside.

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15479 Marine Dr. White Rock East Beach

Cell: 604-329-6759

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Office: 604-541-4888

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An eclectic collection of unique timepieces, music, memorabilia CHAMBER MEMBER books & art and the largest selection of seashells in Canada

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To the South Surrey White Rock Chamber staff, Board and volunteers, thank you for your ongoing dedication and commitment to our community. We value our partnership with you and look forward to building a stronger, more prosperous business community together.

“The Fettinger Investment Group has the necessary expertise to achieve your financial goals and give you peace of mind.”

Mr. Jay Fettinger, FCSI, FMA Investment Advisor & Financial Planner The Fettinger Investment Group BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc.

Mary-Wade Anderson

Al Campbell

Helen Fathers

Doug McLean

Grant Meyer

Lynne Sinclair

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor

Suite 270 - 1959 - 152nd Street, White Rock Tel: (604) 535-4331 Toll Free: 1-800-665-1442 jay.fettinger@nbpcd.com


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Saluting Our Chamber of Commerce

Join your chamber and reap the rewards Everything you ever wanted to know about the South Surrey/White Rock Chamber of Commerce

O

riginally formed in 1937 as the White Rock Board of Trade, the South Surrey/ White Rock Chamber of Commerce has served the needs of businesses for more than 74 years. With more than 700 members comprised of businesses,

Jay Fettinger president

19 YEARS CHAMBER MEMBER

Internationally Acclaimed Chocolates

Outstanding Customer Service

professionals, community organizations and residents, the chamber is dedicated to supporting the economic and social well-being of the Peninsula, and making the area a prosperous and favourable place to do business. The SS/WR Chamber can provide

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The Canadian How-To-People SENIORS DAY - 1st Monday of every month

Keith Dimelow

604-541-7550 0 Home Centre

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CHAMBER MEMBER

RENOVATING?

15239 16th Ave., White Rock

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16 YEARS CHAMBER MEMBER

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HomeLife Bernie Scholz Agencies H

# - 1920 - 152nd Street #1 White Rock, B.C. V4A 4N6 W Bus: 604-531-1111 B Fax: 604-531-8114 Cell: 604-644-3606

604-538-9622 BOB LIVESEY rlivesey@shaw.ca

15 YEARS

www.mpbconstruction.com Selection Showroom: 62-15515-24 Ave., Surrey

16 YEARS

CHAMBER MEMBER

CHAMBER MEMBER

2160 King George Hwy. Surrey, B.C.

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MARETH’S Hair Studio “Our Commitment to Excellence”

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MPB Construction can make your renovation dreams come true!

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16 YEARS

 see page 22

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with local government and forms committees that address issues of interest and concern for its members. One of the biggest benefits to becoming a member of the SS/ WR Chamber of Commerce is

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access to resources, support and marketing opportunities to help its members’ businesses grow, as well as create partnerships that benefit individual members and the business community as a whole. The chamber also initiates programs and events, works closely

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Putting Clients First in South Surrey & White Rock for Over 10 Years.

15 YEAR

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Saluting Our Chamber of Commerce

Group health, networking, affiliation with B.C. Chamber  from page 21 networking opportunities, especially at monthly business showcasing events held by the chamber. Being part of a larger, influential business voice also makes facing challenges that come with business a lot easier than it would be for an independent voice. Advertising and marketing opportunities â&#x20AC;&#x201C; such as business listings

in the chamberâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s various directories, event sponsorship and brochure placement - are another important part of the chamberâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mandate to promote its members. The chamberâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s group health plan â&#x20AC;&#x201C; including medical, dental, disability and extended benefits is another huge perk that comes with membership. And with the SS/WR Chamber of Commerce recently becoming a member

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Northstar Realty Providing All Your Real Estate Needs

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Building a spirit of community since 1894 with programs and services for all ages.

Networking

Many events and functions provide opportunities to get to know your local business owners and managers, and give them an opportunity to get to know you. â&#x20AC;˘ Monthly luncheons â&#x20AC;&#x201C; held at various restaurants around the community.  see page 23

MEMBER

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2009 & 2010 BUSINESS OF THE YEAR! 1187 Johnston Road (Five Corners) â&#x20AC;˘ 778-294-1132

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Janice Pardy A Proud Chamber Supporter!

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HILLCREST PAINT & DESIGN

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CHAMBER MEMBER

HVAC â&#x20AC;˘ PLUMBING â&#x20AC;˘ GAS FITTING â&#x20AC;˘ SPRINKLER FITTING

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owner/optician

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20 YEARS

provides a vital connection between business and the federal government.

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of the B.C. Chamber of Commerce, the voice of advocacy is stronger than ever. The SS/WR Chamber is also a member of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest and most influential business association. With a network of more than 300 chamber of commerce nation-wide, representing more than 175,000 businesses of all sizes in all sectors, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce

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Saluting Our Chamber of Commerce

Where to find the chamber and how to contact them  from page 22 These luncheons provide an opportunity to display brochures, listen to keynote speakers and network.

Benefits:

• monthly newsletter • affiliation with both the BC Chamber of Commerce and Canadian Chamber of Commerce and all the benefits • networking opportunities

29 YEARS

• access to business resources • sponsorship opportunities • membership directory • representation in local, regional, provincial and national associations geared to serving business • support for community organizations • group health and dental benefits. the chamber’s group insurance plan allows all businesses to benefit from group rates on extended health, dental, life

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31 YEARS

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Sharon Deveau Master Medallion Club Member

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Serving the Area for over 100 Years 1909 - 2010

RE/MAX® Colonial Pacific Realty www.whiterockrealestate.ca

604-541-4888

CHAMBER MEMBER

BC’s Wine Superstores Free Daily Tastings at the Bar from 2pm to 6pm

14007 - 16 Ave., White Rock

604-531-1909

Monday to Saturday 10am to 9pm, Sundays 11am to 6pm

15 YEARS CHAMBER MEMBER

Peninsula Village Shopping Centre

Ocean Park Shopping Centre

15355 24th Ave. Surrey

12825 16th Ave. Surrey

Proud recipient of the 2010 Business Excellence Awards Best Business of the Year – 1 to 7 employees SWING • LATIN • BALLROOM • WEDDINGS PRIVATE OR GROUP LESSONS • PERFORMANCE • TEACHER TRAINING

DANCE STUDIO

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• Residential Sales • Strata Management • House Rentals • Commercial Mngt. • Commercial Sales & Leasing

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6 YEARS

1959 - 152ND STREET, S. SURREY (between 19th & 20th Avenue)

NEW

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15 - 3033 King George Blvd. Surrey, BC V4P 1B8 Phone: 604-535-7200 Fax: 604-535-7216 info@brewingexperience.ca

www.laurathibeault.com

• Surrey Board of Trade, 14439 104 Ave., Surrey, B.C., 604-581-7130. • Cloverdale Chamber of Commerce, 17687 56A Ave., Surrey, B.C. 604-5749802.

The SS/WR Chamber is located at 100

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Other Chambers

Rediscover 11 YEARS

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YOUR PENINSULA REALTOR

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t was a glittering black-tie affair with another all-star cast. Last month, some of the brightest stars in business on the Semiahmoo Peninsula graced the red carpet at Hazelmere Golf and Tennis Club – the setting for the 2010 Business Excellence Awards. Dubbed one of the main events of the year, and one which drew a crowd of well over 200 attendees – the 12th annual gala, MC’d by Michael Levy, recognized outstanding business practices and community involvement. Jay Fettinger, president of the South Surrey/ White Rock Chamber of Commerce, was one of several speakers who took the panel to congratulate all nominees, finalists and award winners. “It is with great pride to

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concierge service are being used to subsidize programs and services while, at the same time, to help meet the needs of the community and employ women who are economically disadvantaged. Choices Market edged out fellow nominees Core Education & Fine Arts and The White Rock Boathouse Restaurant in the 15-plus category. In addition to providing the community with natural, organic and specialty food choices, Choices operates an innovative recycling centre that offers informative resources, while focusing on sustainability and giving back to the community. Through its “Partners in Wellness’’ program, Choices has connected with many local organizations to help educate the community  see page 25

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Deserving business women take home top honours  from page 25 Wheaton GM, was presented to Cathy Jesson, president of Black Bond Books. The independent Canadian bookselling operation successfully operates 11 bookstores throughout the Lower Mainland. Black Bond regularly donates to schools and fundraisers, as well as the Feed the Mind initiative, which provides free books to community food bank clients. Joan Walker of The Curtain Call

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Drapery & Decorating and Shell Busey of HouseSmart Home Services Referral Network were also nominated for the prestigious title. Westminster Savings Credit Union sponsored the final award of the evening – Business Person of the Year – Corporate, which went to Peace Arch Hospital & Community Health Foundation’s executive director, Jackie Smith, who was up against David

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news Ottawa clamps down on visas for elders to join immigrant families

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;People will die before they come to this landâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Community Services Society (PICS), said A federal plan to many immigrant sharply reduce the families in the city number and across of family the Lower reunification Mainland will visas issued this be upset by the year threatens change. to keep â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s immigrants no point in from being processing joined by aging many of these parents and applications Charan Gill grandparents any more,â&#x20AC;? he PICS who may die said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People overseas before will die before they can come to they come to this land.â&#x20AC;? Canada. Gill called it a Immigration lawyer serious reversal of Richard Kurland Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s traditionally said Immigration humanitarian policy Canada targets he of accommodating the has obtained under reunification of families Access to Information here. show Ottawa intends â&#x20AC;&#x153;This policy is really to grant just 11,200 anti-immigrant,â&#x20AC;? visas for parents and he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re grandparents to join segregating the family in Canada in families.â&#x20AC;? 2011 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a 40 per cent Chinese applicants drop from 16,200 issued should not have as last year. much difficulty â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the With more than targets show the 140,000 applicants number of elder visas seeking such family earmarked for Beijing reunification visas, will more than double Kurland said it implies from 1,000 to 2,650 this wait times will more year. than double to 13 years, But for Indolonger than many of the Canadians seeking overseas elders may live. to bring parents and Charan Gill, grandparents home, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s executive director a different story. of the Surrey-based New Delhi, the hub Progressive Intercultural for all applications from Jeff Nagel Black Press

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Cancer may have gone untreated in some patients

Probe ordered into misread scans Jeff Nagel Black Press

It was revealed last week that several B.C. patients may have cancer that went undetected because two radiologists who were either unqualified or inexperienced misinterpreted the results of CT scans performed at hospitals in Abbotsford and Powell River last year. And on Monday, the provincial government announced a third incident of problems with diagnostic medical imaging, this time at a hospital in Comox. Health Minister Colin Hansen has ordered an investigation into the cases of misdiagnosis to determine how the physicians in question were allowed to read the scans. Fraser Health CEO Dr. Nigel Murray said there may be untreated cancers in some of the 10 patients scanned at Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre where misinterpreted scans may have contributed to patients receiving incorrect treatment. “They could include missed cancers,” Murray said. “Approximately three or four could be in that category.” False positives included one case where the radiologist wrongly identified a pulmonary embolysm in the lungs of an Abbotsford patient, but Murray said the patient’s doctor did not rely entirely on the scan result and treated on the basis of other evidence as well. “At this time we believe there was no inappropriate treatment given due to false positives.” The locum radiologist in question performed a total of 170 CT scan interpretations in the eastern Fraser Valley between mid-August and mid-September 2010, most at Abbotsford

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Cancer may have went undetected in some patients as a result of misinterpreted CT scans in Powell River and Abbotsford. but about a dozen in Chilliwack, where no discrepancies were found. One of the 10 patients where scan interpretation problems were flagged has since died, a case Murray said is under investigation but could be due to natural causes. Fraser Health and Vancouver Coastal Health are notifying 3,400 patients who may have been affected. The Powell River radiologist worked there from April to October 2010 and was not qualified to read CT scans. The Abbotsford radiologist worked there temporarily for a month and had been involved in a similar incident in the Cranbrook area last year. The locum radiologist at Abbotsford was from out of province, but was professionally credentialed and licensed in B.C. However, the health authority was alerted in midDecember to performance concerns about his work, triggering an investigation. There were a total of 900 cases in Powell River where suspect scan interpretations were re-

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also worried some cancers went undetected due to the faulty readings at Powell River. “It absolutely should not have occurred,” he said, adding he was “deeply troubled” that procedures of the health authorities and the B.C. College of Physicians and Surgeons were ineffective. “We do have a screening process and that screening process failed,” Ostrow said. Vancouver Coastal officials knew about the suspect results since October but did not notify the ministry until Feb. 4. Hansen said he only learned of the Fraser Health incident Thursday (Feb. 10), several weeks after it was uncovered. “I want to apologize for the stress and any new anxiety this may cause,” Hansen said. “The incidents raise important questions that need to be answered as quickly as possible so all British Columbians can have confidence in their health care system.” Hansen has appointed B.C. Patient Safety and Quality Council chair Dr. Doug Cochrane to conduct a twopart investigation of the incidents and report publicly. Cochrane is charged with ensuring within 30 days that all radiologists now working in B.C. are correctly credentialed. NDP critic Adrian Dix said the fact it took the health authorities months to notify government reflects a serious problem of accountability. “They appeared more concerned, it appears, with insulating the government than ensuring there’s accountability for what goes on,” Dix said. Patients with concerns can call 1-877-880-8823 or email pcqoffice@fraserhealth.ca. - with file from Tom Fletcher

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a Canadian province in that year, seen through the eyes of an average family with its own set of stresses and strains. The sometimes serious, often comedic tale features Ben Resera and Olivia Gerow as Jacob and Mary Mercer, Brent Mosher and Kyren Bueckert as their sons Ben and Billy; Rowan Laird as family matriarch Rachel, and Alexa Mordhurst as Mary’s sister Dot; plus Braxton Bonneville, Stephanie Nowak, Chelsea Andreou, Shaquille Pabani, Carson Vander Noot, Arjun Hair, Kyle Ketchum and Katie Bishop. For tickets and information, call 604-5355056.

Ariel Sung Surrey soprano Ariel Sung will perform in concert with the Vancouver Opera Orchestra, conducted by Leslie Dala, this Friday (Feb. 18) at 8 p.m. at Vancouver’s Orpheum Theatre. Born Sung Wen, the highly experienced singer trained in the western classical tradition in her homeland of Taiwan from the age of 15, but also pursued and was successful in an early career in pop music there. Her versatility led to being chosen by Disney to dub the voice of Ariel in the Mandarin version of The Little Mermaid, which led to her western performing name. Sung, who has lived in B.C. for the last decade, is also well-known as a private teacher and choral director (her New Voice Choir performed twice in well-received concerts to benefit Peace Arch Hospital). At Friday’s concert, Sung will display her rich tone and powerful vocal technique in an evening of arias from operatic masterworks of the Western tradition, interspersed with instrumental selections from the orchestra, made up of some of Vancouver’s finest classical musicians. For more information, visit www. arielsung.com. Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.ca or 604-280-4444, or call Patty Chen at 604-866-7188.

White Rock Players The latest production by White Rock Players Club, Douglas Post’s thriller Earth and Sky, runs until 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. 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

Love connections Intuitive spiritual artist and workshop facilitator Kaayla Tomlyn – well known on the Semiahmoo Peninsula – is bringing a further art workshop to Organic Connections Cafe on Marine Drive this month under the banner of ‘Love Creating Love Connections’. The workshop, Saturday, Feb. 19, 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., is designed so that an adult can build 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 604876-4466 or visit www.lovecreatinglove.com

Fallen Angel The Fallen Angel film and music tour, remembering the life of musician Larry Norman – considered by some the “father of Christian rock” – comes to Gracepoint Community Church, 3487 King George Boulevard at 7 p.m., Feb. 21. The magnetic Norman, who died in 2008, had polarized opinion since the 1960s. While he is remembered as one of the most powerful communicators of the Christian gospel through rock music – with songs

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Premier squad begins cup defence Saturday

Peace Arch takes aim at Pakenham title in time for playoffs. “There’s a much different, much A loss last weekend to Langley better, dynamic with the team has done little to quell the enthuright now, compared to last year,” siasm and confidence of Peace Hleucka said, adding that the Arch United’s premier men’s socaddition of a few veteran players cer side as they prepare this week has also helped keep the team’s for their first game of the Pakenseason on an even keel. ham Cup. “Our experience has really Good thing, too, because the helped, for sure, and for me, I’d game won’t be an easy one; Peace rather have that experience over Arch – which had a bye through a younger, maybe more athletic the Pakenham’s first round – has team any day.” drawn fellow premier-leaguers That’s not to say the team is old, Golden Ears. Hleucka’s quick to point “Just our luck that we ❝There’s a much out. drew another premier “We have a real nice different, much mix, team for our first game,” ” he said. better, dynamic “We play more of a said PAU head coach Dave Hleucka. with the team possession game this “Golden Ears sits right year, rather than last right now, in the middle of the year where we just compared to scrambled and battled (league) table, but they’re last year.❞ also a team that’s been to score any way we able to knock off some of possibly could. Dave Hleucka the top teams. “Also, it helps us PAU coach “It’s going to be a tough because the more we game.” have the ball, the less our guys Peace Arch, however, still goes have to be chasing it all over the into the game as the favourite, field.” considering they sit in a first-place Peace Arch has plenty of experitie with Port Moody in the Fraser ence at the Pakenham Cup; they Valler Soccer League’s premier have won four of the past six Pakdivision, and a win in their last enham tournaments, and been in regular-season game March 13 the finals five times in that span. against Chilliwack ensures they’ll The other thing that’s helped finish atop the standings. Peace Arch to a 17-4-1 (wonThe team has lost just four loss-tie) record this year, Hleucka games in FVSL play; Saturday said, is the goaltending of Gyrish night’s loss to Langley was a SocKanaih. cer City Cup match. “He’s been outstanding for us This year’s PAU sqaud is in a this year, just outstanding,” the far better place than last year’s coach said. “And that’s really club, which – though they ended helped take some pressure off the up winning the Pakenham Cup rest of the guys, especially the – struggled through the first few defenders, knowing that he’s back months of the season without there.” much direction, or even a fullSaturday’s game against Golden time coach, until Hleucka came Ears is set for 2:15 p.m. at Hamonboard and helped right the ship mond Park in Maple Ridge. Nick Greenizan Sports Reporter

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sports BCHL playoff picture becomes clearer

Eagles secure second seed spot. If the Bulldogs win just one of their final two games, they’ll Though the Surrey Eagles won finish sixth, leaving the Express just one of three games on the and Caps to fight for the final weekend, it was enough to secure spot and a date with the Eagles in the second seed in the B.C. the first round. Coquitlam – who Hockey League’s Coastal Confer- sit 21 points back of the Eagles ence playoff picture, with – holds the advantage just one weekend left in in the playoff race, with the regular season. one game in hand over Surrey has three games Cowichan. remaining, and sits three Erhart, as one might points up on the thirdexpect, said his team place Langley Chiefs, doesn’t much care who who have just one game they play in the first left. No matter what hapround. pens in the final week of “I always go into these action, the Chiefs cannot things saying the same catch Surrey in the stand- ❝Powell River thing – that you’re going ings. Fourth-place Victo- was a big test to have to beat everyria, six points back with for us, but we body at some point anytwo games left, can’t catch responded way, if you want to go them either. all the way, so it really well.❞ The Powell River Kings doesn’t matter to us.” Matt Erhart – whom the Eagles beat On Friday, the Eagles Eagles coach 6-4 Friday – ran away with jumped out to a big lead first place, thus securing on the road against the a first-round playoff bye. high-powered Kings, and led 4-0 “That was our goal heading after the first period on goals into the weekend, to lock up that from Josh Monk, Colton Mackie second spot,” said Eagles coach and captain Tyler Morley, who Matt Erhart. had a pair. “Powell River was a big test for Powell River fought back in us, but we responded well and the middle stanza, however, cutwere able to get it done.” ting the lead to 4-3, until Brad The Eagles will now face off McGowan and Brandon Morley against the seventh seed, which restored Surrey’s multi-goal lead, could still be any one of three which they held onto the rest of teams – the Alberni Valley Bull- the way. dogs, Coquitlam Express or Karel St. Laurent stopped 34 Cowichan Valley Capitals. shots to earn the victory between The Bulldogs are currently in the pipes. sixth position with a five-point Whatever positives the Eagles lead on both Coquitlam and took from knocking off the Cowichan, with the latter two league’s top team were scuttled squads tied for the final playoff one day later, after a 5-1 loss to Nick Greenizan Sports Reporter

Victoria. Like the Eagles the night before, the Griz jumped out to an early lead, and were up 3-0 thanks to three power-play goals in the final seven minutes of the first period. Monk made it 3-1 in the second period, with a power-play goal of his own, but Victoria tacked on two more markers in the third period. “After Friday’s win, and getting that (second) spot, there was a bit of a hangover on Saturday night. We really didn’t play all that well, especially the first period,” Erhart said. The story was much the same less than a day later, when Alberni Valley edged the visiting Eagles 3-1 on Sunday afternoon. The home side led 2-1 after the first, and 3-1 after 40 minutes to cruise to victory. Alberni was 2-for-6 on the power play, while the Eagles struggled with the man-advantage, failing to connect on six opportunities. Tyler Morley scored Surrey’s lone goal.

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The Surrey Board of Education invites public input to its 2011/2012 Operating Budget The Surrey Board of Education invites your submissions regarding program and service priorities as the board considers its 2011/2012 operating budget. Based on information the Board has at this time, there will be a need to make reductions of approximately $10 million for the 2011/2012 budget year to maintain current levels of service and programs on a total budget of approximately $576 million. Rather than considering new programs and initiatives, the board is required to make difficult decisions about how to cut expenditures in order to balance the budget. In coming weeks, the board is meeting face-to-face with employee groups and community stakeholder associations, including parent organizations and representatives, to discuss the budget challenge and obtain input. Other community members are welcome to submit their thoughts regarding board priorities and potential budget reduction ideas by writing to: Mr. Wayne Noye, Secretary-Treasurer School District No.36 (Surrey) 14225 – 56 Avenue, Surrey, BC V3X 3A3 Telephone: (604) 596-7733 Fax: (604) 596-4197 or Email: budget@sd36.bc.ca Written submissions should be received no later than 4 p.m. on Friday, February 25, 2011. For additional information and background, various district and financial reports are available at www.sd36.bc.ca/general.

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Puck mover South Surrey Canadiens’ Dave Parker carries the puck up against the South Surrey Aces during an Adult Safe Hockey League game Sunday afternoon at Centennial Arena.

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Cancer Foundation, which was represented at the Feb. 8 event by Amanda McNally, who kicked off the event with an inspirational thank-you to the Semi teams.

A handful of peewee hockey players, joined by members of the Surrey Eagles junior team, were on hand at Sandcastle Lanes, taking part in a Bowling Final games for Breast Cancer fundraiser earlier this month. After five years hitting Members of Semiahmoo the volleyball court for the Minor Hockey’s Thompson Rivers peewee A1, A2 and University Wolfpack, A3 teams raised Earl Marriott money for the cause, Secondary alum Joel along with Surrey Caschetto played his Eagles owner Chuck final games on the Westgard, coaches Kamloops school’s sports@peacearchnews.com home court last Matt Erhart and Gary Nylund, and weekend. players Beau Orser, Caschetto, who plays middle, Michael Stenerson, Mitch Jones, was one of two members of the Colton Mackie and Richard Wolfpack’s men’s volleyball team Vanderhoek. – Ontario native Ryan Talsma The teams raised more than was the other – who were $3,000 for the Canadian Breast honoured for their contributions

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during a Feb. 12 ceremony prior to TRU’s game against UBC. TRU sits in sixth place in Canada West standings, and though they are playoff-bound, those games won’t be played at the TRU campus. Caschetto said the fact his university career is winding down has not sunk Joel Caschetto in quite yet. “I have been TRU Wolfpack enjoying myself the same way I have throughout my career,” he said in a release. “The fact my post-secondary career is winding down will feel more real once the season is actually complete.”

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Monday, February 21, 2011 at 2:00 pm In liew of flowers, please make a donation to the Canadian Alzheimer Society in her name or to any charity of your choice. REYNOLDS - Richard Edmund (Dick) Passed away peacefully on February 4th, 2011 in White Rock at the age of 83. Richard was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba and moved with his family to BC in 1972. He is survived by Laura Reynolds, the mother of his three daughters Linda Amey (Reynold), Kathy Savage (Arthur) and Brenda Prokopich (Lorry) and nine grandchildren and one great grandchild. He is predeceased by his beloved wife Sophie and is survived by his brother Jeffrey and dear friend Joy Smith. He was a great family man and will be missed and remembered by all. The family is thankful to the wonderful staff at the Dr. Allan Hogg Pavilion (2nd floor) who cared for and comforted Richard during his stay. A memorial service will be held on February 17th, 2011 at 1:00 pm at The Church of Holy Trinity, 15115 Roper Avenue, White Rock.

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KELLN, Mary (nee Schulz) September 5, 1925 February 13, 2011 passed away peacefully at Peace Arch Hospital with her family by her side. Predeceased by her husband Otto Kelln. Loving remembered by her son Roy (Anita) and grandchild Nathalie; daughter Penny (David). Mary also leaves behind family in Saskatchewan and many friends here in BC. Mary was very active in her community and enjoyed travelling throughout the world. A private family gathering will be held. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC, 218 13569 - 76 Avenue Surrey, BC V3W 2W3. Condolences may be offered at www.victoryfuneralcentre.ca Victory Memorial Park Funeral Centre 604-536-6522

As she wished, Mom died at home in White Rock, B.C., on December 18, 2010, after a brief illness, aged 90. She was comforted in her final days and is mourned by her children (Michael John, Gary Stephen, Nancy Joan & Mary Susanne) and grandchildren (Leila, Jeff, Jesse, Josey, Spencer, Riley, Carson and Lauren). Predeceased by her husband, Walter Solmes Ross (1996), and brother-in-law, Douglas Gordon Ross (2002). By her request, her body was donated to the Department of Anatomy at the University of British Columbia. A memorial service will be held when the cremated remains are scattered on the Wally Ross Trail in Sunnyside Acres in Surrey, B.C. Remembrances may be made to the Vancouver Humane Society. (Eldest son Mike may be reached at: nmichael5@rogers.com or 416-697-9550.)

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- Powersweeping & Water Truck. Class 5 w/air or Class 3. Good driving record required. Must be hard working w/good attitude. Experience beneficial. Fax or Email resume w/drivers abstract to: jobs@atlasg.net P/T / F/T Person to help assist in Ext. Building Cleaning & Yard Maintenance business in S. Surrey/WR area. $10-$15/hr. 604-531-3448

We are taking applications! Do you have a reliable van and a valid drivers license? You could make extra money delivering the Metro Monday through Friday.

STAR EARLY T FINIS & H

EARLY !

For more information call Richard at

604.436.2472 or email richard@burnabynewsleader.com

www.blackpress.ca

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HELP WANTED

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 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

HOME CARE/SUPPORT

CAREGIVER, Room & Board + supplemental income provided in exchange for Live In care. Duties: meals, housekeeping, shopping. Refs. Joyce 604-838-2774 Lorena Courtade, Perm. F/T 9.45 p/h. 40 hr/wk, ASAP, some high school, 1 to 2 yrs exp, in elderly care. English and Spanish. Main Duties: responsable to assist my elderly mother on daily activities & need, personal hygiene. (Room $300.00 p/m) how to apply: lorena_courtade@shaw.ca

Respite Caregivers PLEA Community Services Society is looking for individuals and families who can provide respite care in their homes for youth aged 12 to 18. 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

604-708-2628 www.plea.bc.ca

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HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD SERVICES WESTERN BAY

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 159

TEACHERS

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

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TRADES, TECHNICAL

BANNISTER GM in Edson, Alberta requires Journeyman Automotive and Collision/Painter Technicians. We offer Veteran Managers and Supervisors in a family owned operation. Signing bonuses, moving allowances, and top pay come with the right applicant. Apply in confidence to: dean@bannisteredson.com ENSIGN ENERGY SERVICE INC. is looking for experienced Drilling Rig, & Coring personnel for all position levels. Drillers, Coring Drillers $35. - $40.20.; Derrickhands $34., Motorhands $28.50; Floorhands, Core Hands, Helpers $24. $26.40. Plus incentives for winter coring! Telephone 1-888-ENSIGN-0 (1-888-367-4460). Fax 780-9556160. Email: hr@ensignenergy.com

• FLAT ROOFERS • F/T ESTIMATOR (Service Department) 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 PERSONAL SERVICES 171

ALTERNATIVE HEALTH

ANGEL’S HEALTH CENTRE For Pain/Relax Acupressure 20521 Douglas Crescent, Langley Tel: 778-278-2298 TRADITIONAL THAI MASSAGE

Thai Certified Mon. - Fri. 9am-5pm W.Rock 778-240-5098

Psychic Sephia Palm & Tarot Card Reader

Food Counter Attendants 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

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MEDICAL/DENTAL

DENTAL ADMINISTRATOR - Our fantastic team is looking for a F/T dental admin. that knows their stuff. Must have a clear understanding of dental procedures, ins, pre-auths, scheduling & looking for long term employment. Email cover letter & resume to anne72@live.ca MEDICAL BILLING ADMINISTRATOR needed for group of medical clinics based in Surrey. Osler & Oscar experience beneficial. Salary commensurate with experience. Send resume with cover letter to jweaver@denninghealth.ca.

142 OFFICE SUPPORT/CLERKS 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

TAX PREPARER Growing CGA firm in White Rock looking for one full time TAX PREPARER and one part time assistant tax preparer from February 28 to May 7. Experience with Profile tax software preferred. Hourly rate depends on experience. Please e-mail your resume to: jim@murphyandmurphy.ca or Mail to: Murphy and Murphy, CGAs, 1548 Johnston Road, Suite 103, White Rock, B.C., V4B 3Z8 or Fax to 604-536-7230. No telephone calls please.

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RETAIL

We are currently in search of a SALES COUNTER GIRL who has some to extensive experience in retail sales and someone who would enjoy working with products such as award winning custom motorcycles, high end jewelry and our very own clothing line. Basic computer knowledge is a must and those who excel on the computer will be given extra consideration. You also must be quick thinking as well as a good communicator with people of all types. Please forward your resume c/w a current picture of yourself and short essay giving us 3 reasons why you think you’ll be an asset to the Double Deuce Kustoms Team to: “rex@ddk2.ca “

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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

(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

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HEALTH PRODUCTS

EDUCATION/TUTORING

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 $500 LOAN, NO CREDIT REFUSED. Fast, Easy and Secure. 1877-776-1660 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.

CLEANING SERVICES

A MAID TO CLEEN 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! “

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

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 MERCHANDISE: From antiques & collectibles, to sporting goods & electronics, to parakeets & pet supplies, if it is considered merchandise for sale, you can find it here. Call bcclassified.com 604-575-5555 fax 604-575-2073

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LEGAL SERVICES

Dial-A-Law offers general information on a variety of topics on law in BC. 604-687-4680 (Lower Mainland) or 1.800.565.5297 (Outside LM); www.dialalaw.org (audio available). Lawyer Referral Service matches people with legal concerns to a lawyer in their area. Participating lawyers offer a 30 minute consultation for $25 plus tax. Regular fees follow once both parties agree to proceed with services. 604-687-3221 (Lower Mainland) or 1.800.663.1919 (Outside LM).

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

ACCOUNTING/TAX/ BOOKKEEPING

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For Computer Repairs and Home Theatre setups. Call Dan at: 778-231-6654 or email:

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

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APPLIANCE REPAIRS

AAH ABOVE ALL APPLS REPAIR Quality work. Also appls for sale. Elect & plumb serv 604-588-2828 Dawn Appliance Service. (Sry) Fast in-home repairs, all makes & models Certif’d tech. 1 Yr parts & labour warr. 7 days/24 hrs. 604-512-5936

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

175 CATERING/PARTY RENTALS

Call Mark (604)536-9092

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CLEANING SERVICES

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

oscomputer solutions@hotmail.com

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CONCRETE & PLACING

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

PLACING & Finishing * Forming * Site Prep, old concrete removal * Excavation & Reinforcing * Re-Re Specialists 32 Years Exp. Free Estimates.

Call: Rick (604) 202-5184

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DRYWALL

All Aspects of Drywall + Flatten Popcorn & Textured Ceilings 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

PRO QUALITY DRYWALL For all your drywall needs. 30 Years exp. We aim to exceed your expectations. Call (778)809-2875

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Kristy 604.488.9161

ELECTRICAL

#1 QUALITY WORK, Big or sm. Exp. Electrician avail. Reas.rates.604-773-0341. Lic#9902

COMMUNICATION SERVICES

GET RESULTS! Post a classified in a few easy clicks. Choose your province or all across Canada. Best value. Pay a fraction of the cost compared to booking individual areas. www.communityclassifieds.ca or 1-866-669-9222.

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NEED CASH TODAY?

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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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

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

172 ASTROLOGY/PSYCHICS

Tim Horton’s

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

Fax 604-294-5988

DELIVERY DRIVERS NEEDED!

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

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KIDS AND ADULTS NEEDED

18411322

EDUCATION

2 DAY FORKLIFT WEEKEND COURSE

Long Haul Truck Drivers Wanted for Reliance Logistics Inc requires Long Haul Truck Drivers with min. 2 yrs exp - Class 1 W / Air. US / Canada. Maintain Driver logbook, Inspection report etc. $24/hr + Benefits, 50 hrs/week.

Route Number

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

A PA R T M E N T / C O N D O M I N I U M MANAGERS (CRM) home study course. Many jobs registered with us across Canada! Thousands of grads working! Government certified. 30 years of success! www.RMTI.ca or 1-800-665-8339, 604-681-5456.

DRIVERS/OWNER Operators Wanted. Truck contractors need drivers with log haul experience and 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).

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EDUCATION

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ALL JOBS Big or Small. Panels, lighting, plugs, fans, hot tubs etc. Guaranteed work. 604-539-0708 Cell 604-537-1773 Lic. 26110

DETAILED

EUROPEAN

CLEANING.

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

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


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ELECTRICAL 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

263 EXCAVATING & DRAINAGE TARACOLE BOBCAT & EXCAVATING F Excavation F Grading & Fill F Trucking F Storm Sewer F Trenching F Drainage F Landscape, Top soil F Turf, Sand & Gravel

604-839-2040

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FENCING

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

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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 ALL BEST LANDSCAPING All Lawn Care ~ Free Est. Lawn Cut, Ride-on mower, Pwr Rake, Aerating, Weeding. Hedge Trim, Pruning, Reseed, Edging, Moss Killer, Bark Mulch, Pressure Wash., Gutter Clean. Roof Clean. Res/Comm. Reas. Rates, Fully insured. WCB.

Bill 604-306-5540,589-5909

Wednesday, February 16, 2011, Peace Arch News

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 320

GUTTER CLEANING SAME DAY SERVICE AVAILABLE

Call Ian 604-724-6373 GUTTER Cleaning Service, Repairs Free Est, 20 yrs exp, Rain or shine. 7 days/week. Simon 604-230-0627 Professional with Gutter & Window cleaning, house washing. Worksafe. Jeremy 778-384-3855

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HANDYPERSONS

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

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HOME IMPROVEMENTS

HIGH CALIBER CONSTRUCTION CUSTOM HOMES • Basement, Kitchen & Bath Remodels • Room Additions • 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 FINISH CARPENTER Finish Carpentry-Mouldings, sundecks, stairs, siding, painting, drywall. Refs. Rainer cel 604-613-1018 FRANKLIN HOME REPAIRS For the Best in Home Improvement Work!! Call 604-328-1503. www.franklinhomerepairs.com

David 604-779-5320

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

MOVING & STORAGE

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS

MILESTONE MOVING & DELIVERIES

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

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

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

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

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

WWW.PATTARGROUP.COM

604-588-0833

WCB INSURED

604-787-5915, 604-291-7778 10% OFF from now to Feb 1 with this AD

Quality Workmanship Guaranteed Interior • Exterior Finishing Carpentry

604.889.8424 ***Since 1978***

3 rooms for $269, 2 coats

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RECYCLE-IT! #1 EARTH FRIENDLY JUNK REMOVAL

332

PAVING/SEAL COATING

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

338

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

PETS 477

WHITE ROCK

RUBBISH

EXTRA CHEAP PRICES

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS

FAMILY OWNED SINCE 1973

$45/Hr

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

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HOME IMPROVEMENTS

#1 ROYAL CASTLE Roofing - New & Re-roofing, Best Quality Work 12% Senior. Disc. 604-725-9963

Best Local Roofs & Repairs

604-957-9524 SPARTAN Moving Ltd. Fast & Reliable. Insured Competitive rates. Wknd Specials. Call Frank: (604) 435-8240

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GARDENING

287

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

INGP SPR NUw A E CL ok No o B

10% OFF

AUTHORIZED

CONTRACTOR

FREE ESTIMATES

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

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

359 SAND, GRAVEL & TOPSOIL

bcclassified.com 604-575-5555

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TILING

“Georgie” award finalist-best kitchen 2008 & 2009 In-house design team and cabinet shop

EXPERIENCED TILE Installer avail, all types of tiles, Bonded & Insured. www.bassetttiles.com778-231-7107

Let MPB make your renovation dreams come true!

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

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

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

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CONTRACTOR

Home, Garden & Design Solutions

CHINESE SHAR PEI pups. House raised. Well socialized. Vet chek’d., shots. Av. now 604814-0038. sonjasdogs@yahoo.ca DALMATIAN male 7.5 MO. CKC registered, all shots, $500. 604793-5130 DOBERMAN PUPS, tails & dew claws done, dewormed, view both parents. $500. Call 604-798-7579. German Shepherd Puppies http://www.minidonkeyfarm.com hee-haw@minidonkeyfarm.com 250-442-8070 GREAT DANE X Mastiff. 5yrs old. Free to good home. Can be aggresive to strangers & other animals, not good around children. Needs somebody who has time to spend with him. Sleeps inside. Good watch dog. Serious inquiries onlyCall Peter leave msg604-465-1826 NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or www.856-dogs.com NORWEGIAN ELKHOUND pups. Reg’d., micro chipped, 1st shots. Ready mid March. 604-823-2259 mitzvig@hotmail.com

FREE ESTIMATES

Complete Garden / Landscape Designs & Makeovers New Homescapes • Outdoor Living Spaces • Gardening Brick / Block • Retaining Walls • Pavers • Cultured Stone Railings • Pillars • Gates • Driveways • Masonry Lighting / Sprinkler / Drainage Systems Lawn Installations • Pruning • Weeding • Clean-Ups Strata/Commercial/Residential Maintenace Programs Fencing • Landscape Products • Home Improvements (see our Home Improvement ad under section 287 Home Improvement)

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

968-0367

HIGH VOLTAGE!

ruary for Feb

Home, Garden & Design Solutions

CALL ROGER 604-

AMERICAN PITT BULL X Presa Carnario puppies. 3 males. Born Dec. 16. $400. 604-729-8549 Australian Shepherd (Aussie’s) pups, Lt teddy bears looking for forever homes, $500. (604)625-7509 BEAGLE PUPS, tri colored, good looking, healthy, $500. (604)7963026. No Sunday calls BERNESE Mtn Dog Puppy. Female. Vet checked & ready for good homes. $800. Lngly. 778-241-5504 BLACK LAB PUPS. 3 males, exc lines, 1st shots, dewormed, ready now, $350. 778-867-6758 BUDGIES to good home. $10 ea. Good colours. 3-8 mos old. (604)858-4488 CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 856-4866

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

Jim’s Mowing 604-310-Jims (5467)

GARDENING • LANDSCAPING

PROMPT, RELIABLE, SERVICE 7 DAYS A WK Seniors Discount

PETS

Great price refs Paul 604-328-0527

604-537-4140 Affordable Sid’s 1ton Moving & Clean-up. 10% Srs disc. W.R. owned since 86. Sid 604-727-8864 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

“Right Tree - Right Location”

PLUMBING

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

604-536-6620

ISA Certified Arbourist Fully Insured Rob Kootnikoff

TM

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

S Pruning S Removals S Hedge Trimming

604-538-6278, 778-839-5034

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

B & B MOBILE SERVICES

Kris 604-617-5561

Peninsula Tree Preservation

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

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

Local & Long Distance

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EXTRA CHEAP

MOVING & STORAGE

AFFORDABLE MOVING

Call Mark (604)536-9092

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

HOME REPAIRS

www.bandbmovingservices.com

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

RUBBISH REMOVAL

604.587.5865

(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

www.mlgenterprises.ca

APPLIANCES Peace Arch Appliance

MOVING?

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

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 506

LOCAL & LONG DISTANCE

JAPANESE YARDMAN

YORKSHIRE TERRIER CKC reg. black & tan, first shot, dewormed, Fem. $750, M $650. 604-581-4459.

Complete Residential & Commercial Painting

Running this ad for 7yrs

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.

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WHITE ARCTIC WOLF X puppies for sale $1000. Call Carol 604-853-9444

Info: www.treeworksonline.ca

PAINT SPECIAL

Call Dave: 604-862-9379

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

✓ Tree & Stump Removal ✓ Certified Arborists ✓ 20 yrs exp. 60’ bucket truck ✓ Crown reduction ✓ Spiral pruning ✓ Fully insured. Best Rates

Vincent 543-7776

A-TECH Services 604-230-3539

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

PETS

Andrew 604-618-8585 $ Best Rates $

*Insured *Licensed *WCB

✔ Basement suites, decks ✔ Bathrooms,Kitchens ✔ Finishing work & moulding

320

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SALES@PATTARGROUP.COM

Member of Better Business Bureau

HUDOLIN’S ON HOMES RENO’S

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TREE SERVICES

PETS

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

All types of Roofing

PAINTING, PAINTING, PAINTING Rene’s Spray & Brush Painting Exp. Painters - 778-855-5361 www.renespainting.com

10% Senior’s Discount

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

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Over 35 Years in Business

Interior, Exterior, Wall Covering, Ref’s, OVER 20 YEARS EXPERIENCE Bonded & Insured N/Smoking Husband/Wife team

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

#1 Roofing Company in BC

Call now & we pay 1/2 the HST

A Professional Painter Needs Work

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

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

UNDER $100

2 GOOSE NECK DESK LAMPS New. $60 for both. (604)536-1681 DESK LAMPS: 2 new gooseneck desk lamps $30. Ph: (604)536-1681

TV, VCR, DVD PLAYER, Cable Box & Entertainment unit. All for $50: (604)538-0879

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FURNITURE

MOVING SALE - Antique Oak piano & round pedestal table, 4 chairs, gorgeous 6’ carved armoire ($4,000 new), Mahogany bdrm suite, 2 beds dble & queen, dining room suite, queen hideabed, C&W lps, much more! Call for info/to view Feb 14-15. 1-250-480-9829. JOBS: Whether you’re looking to find or fill a position, this is where your search begins. Call bcclassified.com 604.575.5555

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MEDICAL SUPPLIES

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. CPAP - Continuous positive airway pressure device that provides a fixed level of airway pressure to prevent airway obstruction & snoring. Complete with nasal mask. Asking $1200/obo. Call (604)536-9766

560

MISC. FOR SALE

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WINE OF the Month Club. Send the gift of wine all year long! 2 Bottles each month from award-winning wineries around the world. Call 888-751-6215 and get FREE SHIPPING!

563

MISC. WANTED

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

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

581

SOUND/DVD/TV

A FREE TELEPHONE SERVICE Get Your First Month Free. Bad Credit, Don’t Sweat It. No Deposits. No Credit Checks. Call Freedom Phone Lines Today Toll-Free 1866-884-7464.

DISCONNECTED PHONE? Phone Factory Home Phone Service. No One Refused! Low Monthly Rate! Calling Features and Unlimited Long Distance Available. Call Phone Factory Today! 1-877-3362274. www.phonefactory.ca

REAL ESTATE 603 ROTTWEILER PUPPY, CKC reg. female, Champion German lines, pet stock, to approved home. Call: 604 - 287 - 7688

ACREAGE

Own 20 AcresOnly $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


Peace Arch News Wednesday, February 16, 2011 REAL ESTATE 615 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY 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 ext. 170. 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.

625

FOR SALE BY OWNER

$639,900. 4 bed & den, 3 full bath, 2200 sq ft & 7000 ft lot. New 98% furn & HP new tankless HW heater, Gas & wood fireplaces, shed & work-shop, RV parking and lots of updates!!! Semi & Bayridge Schools close by. 604-690-6070.

VERY DESIRABLE energy efficient upgraded 4 bedroom home in Lavington. Upgrades include: Windows, doors, flooring, and exterior paint. Fully landscaped, private fenced yard, paved driveway, separate garage and carport. 6866 Learmouth Rd. 778-475-2212.

RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO

Beautiful & Affordable Kiwanis Park Place For Adults 55 , rental apartments in a modern complex, right next to beautiful Crescent Park! On site maintenance & office staff Mon. through Friday. 1 bdrm units from $805 - $844 incls. heat, electricity and friendly reliable service.

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

CRESTWOOD MANOR 1321 Foster St. 1 Bdrm: $885/mo. Bachelor $730/mo In well maintained, newly updated building. Heat, hot water and secured u/g parking stalls incl’d. No pets, no BBQ’s.

Call: 604-542-5729 GROSVENOR SQUARE Great location. Family complex. 1 & 2 bdrm units avail immed. Near schools, shop & bus. Security Card Access.

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. Close to Tucson’s Intl. Airport. Hear free recording at 800-631-8164 Code 4001 or visit www.sunsiteslandrush.com. Offer Ends 3/31/11

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

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.

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

MORTGAGES

BANK ON US! Mortgages for purchases, renos, debt consolidation, foreclosure. Bank rates. Many alternative lending programs.Let Dave Fitzpatrick, your Mortgage Warrior, simplify the process!1-888-711-8818 dave@mountaincitymortgage.ca

639 REAL ESTATE SERVICES

706

APARTMENT/CONDO

1580 EVERALL ST. 2 Bdrms $1200/mo & up. Avail now. Spacious, close to beach, shops, buses, recent reno’d.

Call Mike 604-535-7206

WHITE ROCK

1 Bdrm, 1 bath, hrdwd, $840/mo Close to amenities. Adult inspired building, crime free multi-housing N/S, N/P. (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.

firviewrentals@gmail.com

WHITE ROCK

White Rock Gardens & Bayview Chateau 14989 Roper Avenue & 1371 Blackwood St.

Call 604-812-1030

CLASSIFIED ADS WORK! CALL 604-575-5555

WANTED RANCHER SOUTH SURREY Required on or before end of April. 3 bdrm, Den. Reno’s complete & roof if required. 1/2 acre preferred with storage or 3 car garage. Pls call Roy or Jean 604-536-1310

1338 Merklin Street 2 Storey 4 bdrm, well maintained home available immediately. 5 Appl’s, fireplace, fenced yard. Lots of parking. $1665/mo. Close to all amen., hospital and schools.

please call 604-531-9797

Call 778-386-8633

Professionally Managed By Gateway Property Management

WHITE ROCK, 3/bdrm Rancher, $1400/mo + util. 5/appli, N/S, N/P. March 1. Refs req. (778)809-9295 WHITE ROCK, Goggs Ave. 3 bdrm home, 1 full ba & 2 pce ba. $1799. 604-341-0371, 518-7306 Kenny. WHITE ROCK - Ocean view, lrg lot, 3 bdrms, f/p, 1.5 bths, carport, 5 appl. n/p. n/s, Refs. Lease. $1600: March 1st. 604-535-8546 WHITE ROCK, well kept 2 bdrm. rancher with den, 1 bath, single car garage, quiet street, 5 appl., great location. Close to shopping, schools, beach and hospital. $1645 mo. Avail. now. 604-614-5086

707 APARTMENT FURNISHED WHITE ROCK 1 Bdrm + lrg den. Exec. View. Avail now for shortterm rental. N/S. 604-789-0437

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

730

WANT THE BEST BUSINESS ACCOMIDATION KICK BACK & RELAX IN SOUTH SURREY - Short term accommodation. Seeking professional business visitors to rent weekly throughout the year. Deluxe, fully furnished & equipped 2 bdrm. + rec. rm. + 2 bath T/House. Crown Mouldings, H/W laminate flooring and slate. Gas F/P, Alarm, Netflix, Cable & WiFi. 1 car garage parking. No Smoking inside, covered patio & outdoor seating. Amenities rm. incls. full gym, outdoor hot tub & pool. Call for more info.

WHITE ROCK Close to Semiahmoo Mall

1 & 2 BEDROOM

Call Penny for more info (604)805-6490

Call 604-538-5337 WHITE ROCK. Large 1 bdrm suite, adult bldg, nr shops, prkg. Min 1 yr Incl heat/h/w. Np/ns. 604-596-9977 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

750

SUITES, LOWER

TRANSPORTATION 812

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.

WHITE ROCK. Lrg 1 bdrm unfurn basement suite in new home on quiet street nr hospital.Avail immed $800/mo incl all utils/hi-speed net, security system. N/S, no pets. Call 604-351-3402 . WHITE ROCK ocean front living with spectacular ocean view. One bedroom ground level suite ,fireplace, private backyard. Suits single. N/S, small pet negotiable. $840.00 + utils. Available March 1. Phone 604 531 9443. WHITE ROCK priv, luxury 1Bdr g/lvl fully furn, 5 SS appli, yard, incl utils net/cbl $1500. Np/Ns 604-536-8346 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.

751

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. S. SURREY: 1 yr old, spacious, bright 1 bdrm detached coach house. W/D, D/W, island in kitchen. Private entry & prkg. Utilities & cable incl. Mature person, N/S, N/P. March 1. $1100/mo. 604-619-1640. WHITE ROCK 1 Bdrm furn’d ste. Private balcony w/view of yard & waterfalls. Sep entry. Suits 1 clean, prof person. NS/NP. Utils & cbl incl, $850/mo, Mar. 1st. 604-538-1446. WHITE ROCK - 2 bdrm suite, ocean view, right on the beach, w/d, n/p. Parking spot. $1100/mo. Avail. March 1. (604)813-2238 WHITE ROCK. Loc’d near park & ocean, east beach 1 bdrm suite, $650/mo + utils. N/P. Call Pierre after 1:30 pm 604-531-6261.

752

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

$$ CASH FOR SOME $$ CALL

604-328-0081

Shared ownership late model 40’ 60’ cruising yachts moored on Vancouver Island & Lower Mainland. Sail & Power. Professionally maintained. 604-669-2248. www.one4yacht.com

746

AUTO FINANCING

604-535-1018 818

CARS - DOMESTIC

1993 CHEVY CAVALIER aircared, 159,000 orig miles, 4/cyl auto, 4/dr, good cond! $1500. 604-930-4650. 1993 OLDSMOBILE Sierra, 180K, exc cond, like new - must see to appreciate, $2000, Ph: 604- 802-6642 1998 CHEVY CAVALIER, only 91K, 1 owner, recently serviced, 4 new tires/batt/alt, purple, $2200. Ph btwn 10am-10pm, (604)943-2954 2001 FORD FOCUS WAGON, aircared, 4/cyl, auto, $3500/obo. Very good cond!! 604-930-4650. 2001 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE 4 dr, fully loaded, Aircared, 146K, really nice car. $2100 obo 604-504-0932 2002 MUSTANG GT conv, 5/spd, black, leather, fully loaded, 120K, no accid, $10,900. 604-230-1932.

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS 1993 HONDA ACCORD EXR, 4 dr auto, fully loaded, no rust/no dents, no scratches, $1800 778-319-0976 1997 Volkswagen Jetta Trek - 222k km’s, white, full loaded $1800 Call 604-534-8361 2001 Honda Civic. 4 dr, auto,139k, loaded, local, 1 owner, warr/fin. avail. $5,350 obo. 604-836-5931. 2005 HONDA CIVIC, 4 dr., auto, only 96K. Like new. $7350 obo 604218-9795 2006 HONDA CIVIC 2 door, 5 spd manual, 80K, red, $6850 firm. Call: 604-538-9257. 2011 TOYOTA Camry LE, 7000 kms. auto, factory warranty. No accidents. $21,900. 604-836-5931

827

VEHICLES WANTED

838

RECREATIONAL/SALE

1999 SLUMBER Queen MH 24 ft. 119,000 kms. 2 air, awnings, TV ant, no leaks, exc. shape. $16,500. obo 604-870-3556

845

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

ROOMS FOR RENT

S SURREY: 152/24 Ave: $500/mo. Share kitchen, bath & lndy NS/NP. Walk to bus, hosp, shops. Avail March 1. 604-531-5210.

750

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

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

847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES

2001 BMW 320I, fully loaded, leather, auto, AirCared, 142K, $7999. Call: (778)552-1462. 2006 LAND ROVER LR3 SE, dark blue, 40K MLS/64K KMS, no accid, lady driven, new tires, batt & brakes, immaculate @ $27,900 604-943-0210.

851

TRUCKS & VANS

1995 FORD F150 XLT, good cond. Air Cared until 2012. Canopy, good tires, $3900 obo 604-462-1542 1999 Ford Windstar Van, 7 pass, loaded, new winter tires, $2495 obo. Call 604-881-0306 2004 TUNDRA TRD 4X4 acc cab, orig owner $15,800. Exceptionally well maintained. 604-793-8158 2005 FORD F-150 XLT TRITON CREW CAB. Auto, Air, PBrakes, PLocks, PWindows, CD, Cruise $13,750. 604-996-5120. 2006 CHEVY SILVERADO, 4X4, 6L, V8, ext. cab, shortbox, 89,000km. $13,500. 604-858-0041

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” Notice to Creditors and Others Shawn Matthew O’Hara, Administrator of the Estate of Terry O’Hara deceased, Tenant formerly of 135 1840 160th Street, Surrey, BC V4A 4X4. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Landlord, Clayton, Williams & Sherwood, Financial Group 87 will dispose of the property at Breakaway Bays #135, 1840 160th Street, Surrey BC V4A 4X4 unless the person being notified takes possession of the property, establishes a right to possession of it or makes application to the Court to establish such a right within 30 days from the date the notice is served on that person. Clayton, Williams & Sherwood, Landlord 1840 160th Street Surrey BC V4A 4X4

SUITES, LOWER

CLOVERDALE. 1 bdrm suite. Avail now. $650/mo. utils incl. Pet ok. No smoking. 778-773-9836 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 NEW HAZELMERE Suite. 1 bdrm large basement suite in new home. Full kitchen w/diswasher, granite bath, large master, washer/dryer, parking, 1200 sq./ft. $1100 includes util/cbl. Nearby Hwy 99/WR beach. 778-294-5901. 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 OCEAN PARK avail now Lge 1500sf G/L ste. Priv ent. Spac l/v d/r fam rm 4 pce bath w/jacuzzi tub. 2 f/p lge galley ktchn, 4/appl ldry rm with w/d 1 lge bdrm&den. Priv W/O patio Util incl $1475. (604)541-9773 PANORAMA RIDGE: lrg 1 bdrm suite, nr amen’s, $550 incl utils & cable. Mar. 1. N/P 604-512-5936 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. Large, bright, above ground 1 bdrm + den/lib, prvt drive/entrance, f/p, share w/d, n/s, n/p, $990 incl. utils. 604-802-3465

The Scrapper

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SEMIAHMOO AUTOMOTIVE OUR GOAL IS YOUR SATISFACTION

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

RECREATION

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL “No Wheels, No Problem”

WHITE ROCK bach., f/p, pond, garden, all utils., w/d, cat OK. N/S. March 1. $850 mo. 604-536-0365

748 SHARED ACCOMMODATION

Have Qualified Tenants Need Homes

845

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

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 Condo to share. 2 bdrm, Sea view Furn. rm. $600/mo. $300 d.dep. n/s, n/p. 604-541-2982

PROPERTY Rentals

TRANSPORTATION

AUTO SERVICES

TRANSPORTATION 744

HOMES FOR RENT

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

OFFICE/RETAIL

White Rock Professional Office Space for Rent 2 offices 10 x 12, Like brand new, avail. in financial services office.

604.488.9161 736

741

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

MISC. FOR RENT

White Rock Central

WHITE ROCK. Clean 1 bdrm. Deck. 1 blk to Semiahmoo. $700 incl heat & h/w. Call 604-596-3390. 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.

Serving White Rock, S. Surrey, Surrey, Langley, Delta, Ladner & Tsawwassen, Steveston, New West & Coquitlam

WHITE ROCK

These are condo-like building with breath taking views. This property is surrounded by impressive landscaping; Close to shopping and schools. Some suites with ocean views; Indoor & outdoor parking. Bach, one bedroom and two bedroom suites available. For more information and viewing

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www.dannyevans.ca

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Call Now! 604-536-0220 or email: info@rentinfo.ca

QUALITY APARTMENT RENTALS IN WHITE ROCK

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.

689 WHITE ROCK SOUTH SURREY

WANTED

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

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

Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

Visit:

www. rentinfo.ca

Call 604-538-4599

715

RENTALS

WHITE ROCK- 1 blk to hosp, 2 bdrm, 1bth, 1000 sf, shar lndry, utils inc. $1000: March 1. 604-813-3535

1 Bdrm. suite newly painted From $750 - $825/mo. 3 Bdrm stes. Totally reno’d $1250/mo.

WHITE ROCK

QUIET BUILDING - Suits mature adults. Newly reno’d. 1 bdrm & den. 5 appl. 2 bathrooms, gas f/p. 1 u/g parking stall. $1050/mo. Avail. March 1st. N/S, N/P.

HOMES FOR RENT

Quiet, well kept building. Hot water included. Close to shops, bus, hospital. N/P.

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

HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS

736

WHITE ROCK

Adult Oriented Building Centrally Located

660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE

RENTALS

WHITE ROCK

604-536-2508

636

RENTALS

GUILDFORD

Call 604-589-5693

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011 Peace Arch News

Gold

THE

STANDARD

Best Currency Rates & Service for Over 20 Years The Semiahmoo Peninsula’s Border Gold available at financial institutions and gold Corporation and Vancouver Bullion & bullion dealers. We offer secure shipments Currency Exchange (VBCE) are pleased and secure transactions and we deliver to announce they have recently joined what we say, when we say and in the forces under one roof in a brand new office condition we say.” located at 15234 North Bluff Road in White For the last 20 years VBCE has been the Rock. leading corporate foreign “We are thrilled to be able exchange dealer in the Lower to offer our clients a fullMainland. They welcome service bullion dealership Corporate clients to their new and currency exchange, location. In fact, Levy personally all in one convenient guarantees VBCE’s rates to be location,” said Michael the most competitive available. Levy, Canada’s leading “If you’re not dealing with us, gold authority and owner you’re paying too much,” he of Border Gold for more said. “We always have everything than 40 years. in stock and there are no service Levy — who provides charges.” financial analysis for a If you are heading overseas or variety of radio shows and down south across the border, TV newscasts — says the Levy invites consumers to come Michael Levy partnership with VBCE is in and check out the daily rate “a natural fit.” board, which is always on display in the “VBCE shares in our commitment to office. reliability, trust, service and value,” he said. While you’re there, enter to win one of two “VBCE has always held a similar attitude one ounce gold Maple Leaf Coins, valued toward competitive pricing and exceptional at over $1,400 each. Contest ends Saturday, service. As a team, VBCE and Border Gold March 19. will continue to focus on these qualities, For more information on gold or currency which, over the years, have proven to be please call 604-535-3287 or visit www.vbce.ca the true cornerstones of or www.bordergold.com success.” Considered the “dean” of Canadian precious metal dealers, Levy is proud be the largest Canadian direct distributor (and third largest world-wide distributor) of gold Maple Leaf coins for the Royal Canadian Mint. We are known for our knowledgeable “We 1 oz. Gold Maple service and consistent pricing,” said Levy Levy. Leaf Coins “Our goal is to build a lo long ng tter erm m lo loya yalt lty y term loyalty (value $1,400 each) wi ith h our clients through outstanding with Contest ends Mar. 19/11. service, above and beyond that which is

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