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Semiahmoo sun: There’s a new sunset along Marine arine Drive, one organizers hope will curb graffiti, shed light on First Nations culture ture and spark an interest in creating other ther murals in the community. see page 17
Apology ‘limited, late’
Attempted murder charge
Attack on gay man a hate crime Dan Ferguson
When the judge said the attack was a hate crime, Charles McKay teared up, wiping his eyes. Then Vancouver B.C. Supreme Court Justice Joel Groves proceeded to sentence the man who brutally attacked McKay’s boyfriend to another year in jail, calling the attack “cowardly” and “abhorrent” to Canadian values of diversity and tolerance. “Wow,” McKay whispered. He’d been waiting nearly 20 months to hear those words. It was September of 2008 when McKay and his boyfriend, Michael Kandola South Surrey resident Jordan Smith, went for an evening walk through Vancouver’s West End. The two men were holding hands. They later said it wasn’t something they would do in Surrey or even on Vancouver’s Granville Street entertainment district, but on Davie Street, in the West End district that is home to many gay bars and gay-friendly businesses, they felt safe. Then they were spotted by Vancouver resident Michael Kandola and his four friends. The pack of men shouted insults and homophobic slurs at Smith and McKay. “Excuse me?” Smith said. A security camera outside a 7-Eleven store captured the attack as Smith turned back to face the five. They advanced toward him, surrounding Smith as he backed up. Then Kandola came around behind Smith and sucker-punched him in the head, breaking Smith’s jaw and knocking him see page 4
One man has been charged with attempted murder in connection with a late-night stabbing Saturday at a Goggs Avenue home. Police, fire and ambulance crews raced to a two-storey house in the 15800-block of Goggs around 10:30 p.m. May 1, after the victim alerted a family member to his injuries. As neighbours watched from their decks, windows and the street, paramedics brought a 50-year-old man out on a stretcher. They wrapped him in a white blanket before loading him into a waiting ambulance. What looked like blood could be seen streaking down his right leg. By Sunday morning, two people – a man and a woman – were in police custody; the victim, who is a South Surrey resident, was in surgery; and police tape surrounded two homes: the site of the altercation and the house next door. Police say the woman, 48, lives at the home and is related to the victim. She was released without charges Sunday night. The accused, a 46-year-old White Rock resident, was arrested just before 9 a.m. Sunday. He is known to both the woman and the victim, said Const. Janelle Shoihet. Bradley Charters appeared in Surrey Provincial Court Monday in connection with the incident. He was remanded until a second appearance May 5. What led to the altercation remains unclear. “We don’t really know exactly what sparked it,” said Shoihet, who would not disclose Tuesday the weapon used in the attack, but said the victim suffered life-threatening wounds to his back and abdomen. “He went to hospital right then, and for a while it was touch-and-go,” Shoihet said. At the scene, emergency crews had consid see page 4
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TransLink will “rationalize” transit service by boosting the frequency of bus runs in some areas at certain times and reducing it in others. The aim is to wring more revenue out of the transit system by trimming service hours in areas or time slots with low ridership and running buses more often where more riders can be served. The first such changes kick in this month, with the 351, 352 and 354 buses connecting to the Canada Line at Bridgeport Station out of South File photo Surrey running more often between TransLink’s 351, 352 and 354 buses out of South 7 and 8 a.m., but less frequently ear- Surrey will now run more often between 7-8 a.m. lier in the morning before 7 a.m. More shifts in bus service are expected in Officials say that reflects a trend of riders here leaving later for downtown now September but the bulk of changes will come that the Canada Line provides them a faster, in 2011. “Service rationalization does not necessarmore reliable trip. In the case of the 351, the bus will run ily mean whole routes will be cut or trunevery 10 minutes instead of 15 between 7 cated,” TransLink planning vice-president and 8 a.m.; and 15 minutes instead of 20 Michael Shiffer said. “It may simply mean adjusting how frebetween 8 and 9 a.m. The 352 will have service every 20 minutes quently buses run at certain times on various rather than once an hour between 7 and 8 segments depending on demand.” Right-sizing routes raises questions over a.m.; and the 354 will run every 15 minutes instead of 20 during that same two-hour how much time emerging areas with low transit ridership will be given to use more of peak period. A 354 will be added between 8 and 9 a.m., their service before it’s pulled and reallocated to where it’s deemed more productive. where there wasn’t one before. TransLink has laid out principles it says Reduced frequency will be felt between 4 and 5 a.m. (the 351 changes from every 30 will guide service rationalization. They call for the protection of service to minutes to 60); and between 5 and 6 a.m. (351, from 12 to 20 minutes; 352, from 20 transit-dependent riders who don’t own cars; to 30 minutes; 354, from 20 minutes to maintaining runs that are strategic in connecting the network; and protecting growing hourly). TransLink estimates that by reallocating markets that are experiencing substantial 4.5 per cent of total service hours, the system ridership increases. Service rationalization is part of Transcould generate an extra $10 to $15 million Link’s strategy to make do for now with $130 per year in fares. “We’re challenged with limited resources to million more in new tax and fare revenue make the best use of those resources,” CEO approved by area mayors last year. TransLink plans to hold meetings to conIan Jarvis said. Service is also being reduced on Cambie sult the public and local politicians on serStreet, where the Canada Line now runs, and vice rationalization in the coming months. – with files from Hannah Sutherland reapportioned to other areas.
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news Surrey bylaw puts restrictions on resellers
City tries to put dent in scrap-metal heists Kevin Diakiw Black Press
Surrey has a tough new bylaw that slams the door on metal thieves looking to sell their stolen scrap. The city has incurred millions of dollars in damages over the past few years from people ripping out cable to street lamps and other electrical systems. The crooks are after the valuable copper wiring. Surrey has long believed the answer to the problem is cutting off the ability to easily sell the metal. On Monday, Surrey council passed a bylaw governing how the city’s scrap dealers conduct business.
It will require all scrap-metal businesses to record the name, address and phone number of the seller, as well as all identifying information about the customer’s vehicle. Each transaction is linked to that personal information and will be available on request to police or city bylaw officers. Scrap dealers are also forbidden to conduct business with anyone under 18, or people under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Metal dealers won’t be allowed to buy anything with municipal logos or BC Hydro, BC Transmission Corporation, Telus, Shaw or Rogers markings. In addition, the material must be held by the dealer for seven days.
Failure to comply will result in a fine of between $1,000 and $10,000. The introduction of the bylaw, first called for three years ago, met with several delays, including a successful court challenge in New Westminster of that city’s pawn shop bylaw, which is very similar. Surrey’s bylaw received three readings in 2008, but hadn’t move to final reading. Legislation required consultation with affected businesses before introducing the bylaw. “Concerns were raised by two of the seven businesses regarding the length of time (seven days) they would be required to hold scrap metal,” the corporate report to council
states. “No other concerns were raised.” Acting Mayor Judy Villeneuve said Monday she’s happy to see the bylaw before council. “They were taking wire from telephones, Hydro lines, and things that were affecting traffic lights, the safety issues in this city,” Villeneuve said. “I think (the bylaw) sends a strong message out that it’s not going to be that easy to move metal in this city.” Surrey was initially working with neighbouring municipalities about developing a regional bylaw, but that didn’t occur. Coun. Marvin Hunt said it was time to act, regardless of regional approval. The bylaw takes effect immediately.
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Empty handed White Rock RCMP are looking for a soft-spoken man in connection with an attempted armed robbery at the White Rock Liquor Store Wednesday. Given the reaction of the clerk he encountered, it’s possible he may also be somewhat ineffectual. “He came in, produced a knife and said, ‘give me all the money that’s in your till,’” Const. Janelle Shoihet said Friday. “She picked up the phone and started calling police. He said, ‘give me the phone,’ and she wouldn’t. “She wasn’t doing what he wanted her to do, so he left.” Surveillance photos from the store’s security camera show a Caucasian male between 20 and 30 years old and about six-foot-two. He has short brown hair, and is wearing a black baseball hat and a brown hoodie. At least two other people were in the store at the time of the attempted robbery at around 8 p.m. That may have influenced the man’s decision to flee rather than become aggressive, Shoihet said. The man fled the scene on a cruiser-style bicycle, which had white stripes and fenders over both the front and back wheels. Police are investigating a possible connection between the incident and one at Hillcrest Video Store on April 2, in which a lone man produced a knife and demanded cash before fleeing in a metallic-blue, four-door sedan. Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Lisa Shaw at 778593-3639 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. - Tracy Holmes
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Preservation bylaw allowed to designate specific ‘heritage trees’
White Rock plans to revisit new tree rules Alex Browne Staff Reporter
White Rock council gave final reading and adoption Monday night to its new tree-management bylaw, in spite of a last ditch effort by Coun. Helen Fathers to persuade other members to change their vote. But a successful motion from Coun. Lynne Sinclair – that staff report on making the bylaw city-wide – was aimed at addressing one of Fathers’ concerns. Fathers had objected to the fact the bylaw – designed to regulate and prohibit the cutting, removal and damage of trees – pertains to specific preservation areas within the city rather than being city-wide. This, she said last week, creates an undemocratic inequity between some property owners who are free to remove and trim trees because they want to preserve their views, and others who must go through a full process including fees, permits and requirement for replacement trees to do the same work. But Fathers was the only vote in opposition to
property from cutting or trimming the new bylaw, although she had sucfor reasons other than safety, and cessfully moved that it be considered separately from other bylaws on the McLean made a successful motion agenda. to direct staff that there be “adequate Although council members who had protection for the eagle tree.” voted for the bylaw at the last meetStanton had earlier said that while eagle-nesting trees are protected ing could bring forward a motion for reconsideration, there were no under provincial legislation, eagletakers after city manager Peggy Clark perching trees, such as the one on pointed out that this would only have the Hump, are not – and both old the effect of leaving the city’s existing and new bylaws did not include BNSF lands. tree bylaw in place. Staff, including development serBut in response to questioning vices director Paul Stanton, has given from McLean, Stanton acknowledged it is possible under council assurances that the new bylaw can be amended at the will of council. policy to designate specific trees as Council’s will to protect a single “heritage” trees – even if on private Brian Giebelhaus photo tree – the so-called ‘eagle tree’ on property. “I’m not voting against it (the new BNSF land near White Rock’s hump The ‘eagle tree.’ bylaw) because I don’t want to hold – was also under discussion, after the it up,” McLean said. “But it’s necessary for an matter was raised by Coun. Doug McLean. A motion passed at a special council meeting amendment, for us to do what we said we were on March 5 had asked for an amendment to going to do.” the bylaw to protect larger trees on the BNSF
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Kandola banned from West End from page 1 unconscious. Kandola stood over Smith’s unconscious body and swore at him. Then he advanced on McKay, who was in shock, in what the judge described as a “bullying and threatening fashion.” A passing cab driver intervened by shouting that the police were coming and claiming he was videotaping the incident. At that, the five ran away. After his arrest and a preliminary hearing in Surrey Provincial Court, Kandola pleaded guilty to one count of assault causing bodily harm. On Friday, Kandola made a second attempt at an apology to Smith and McKay immediately before the judge’s decision, in the form of a letter read into the record by his lawyer while Kandola sat silent in the prisoners box. “I made a bad choice,” the letter said, blaming a “horrible mix” of “alcohol and adrenalin” for the incident. “I am not, nor have I ever been, a person who discriminates against gay people,” the written statement said. Neither the letter nor a very brief verbal apology during a previous court appearance made much of an impression on the judge, who said the expression of remorse was “limited and late in the day.” Groves rejected a defence argument that Smith contributed
Arrest from page 1 ered airlifting the victim to Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster, but decided it would be faster to transport him by ambulance. Officers at the scene described the incident as “kind of ugly.” As they knocked on doors looking for witnesses, a distraught man ran up to one officer, who stopped him from going to the house. A short while later, a neighbour saw the man fly into a rage, holding his head and yelling, “I hope you rot in jail.” Police hope to speak with the victim this week to get a clearer picture of what transpired. The woman who was taken into police custody the night of the attack has told police she didn’t see what happened. The next afternoon, one police car was at the house, a German shepherd could be seen pacing the front deck and police tape remained stretched around the one property. Anyone with information is asked to contact RCMP at 778-593-3600.
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served,” meaning no further jail time. That would be “woefully inadequate,” said Groves. He also sentenced Kandola to one year of probation following his jail sentence, during which he will be banned from going Justice Joel Groves into the West End district of Vancouver. to the confrontation by Smith could not attend approaching Kandola. the sentencing. He is “It is hard to fathom a commercial airline in this day and age pilot who managed to how two men holding get time off for the prehands can cause such sentence hearing earlier a visceral reaction,” in the week, but had to Groves said. “It would work Friday. be a sad day if a victim McKay left court of bullying like Mr. quickly, avoiding a Jordan Smith Smith couldn’t challenge waiting scrum of the person bullying him television cameras in without being accused order to phone Smith of provocation.” with the news as quickly In his remarks, as possible. the judge said it was But before he departed, important for people a grateful and obviously who share Kandola’s emotional McKay anti-gay attitude to took a moment to hug understand there are Crown prosecutor real consequences for Charles McKay Desein Nearing, who resorting to violence. had argued for the hate “Canada is a free, crime designation and inclusive, tolerant substantial jail time. society,” Groves said. “Thank you,” McKay “We do not tolerate told Nearing. crimes based on hatred.” “I’m just glad that He sentenced Kandola it’s over for you both,” to another 12 months Nearing said. in jail on top of the Outside court, time already spent in Kandola’s lawyer, Danny custody. Desein Nearing Markovitz, said he felt Kandola’s lawyer had the sentence was too argued his client was a long for a first-time first-time offender with offence and his client may no criminal record and should appeal the ruling. be given a sentence of “time
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Enforcement key to eliminate hate n B.C. Supreme Court Friday, Justice Joel Groves ruled a 2008 attack on South Surrey’s Jordan Smith was a hate crime. The label fits. Smith, 28, is openly gay. He was heckled then attacked, his jaw broken, as he walked handin-hand with his boyfriend in Vancouver’s West End. It was an inexcusable assault – unprovoked, brutal and, based on the evidence presented in court, driven by hate. In times when doubt as to the effectiveness of our justice system is voiced publicly more often than not, it is refreshing to be able to say, this time, they got it right. Smith’s attacker Michael Kandola insisted in a statement read in court that he did not and never has discriminated against gay people. But actions speak louder than words, and in this respect, Kandola’s words fall resoundingly hollow. For the courts to have determined Kandola’s actions were anything but motivated by hate would do a disservice to society and all those who have had to fight for a right that should have always been theirs: the right to be accepted and treated – and protected – like everybody else. On its front, a hate crime may directly impact just one person. But its underlying intention extends much farther, to hurt or terrify all those who fall into the same group of people as the victim. Bill C-250, proposed by NDP MP Svend Robinson – Canada’s first openly gay member of Parliament – in 2004, added sexual orientation to the list of identifiable groups afforded protection from hate crimes under the Criminal Code, which also provides for harsher sentences should it be determined a crime is motivated by hate. Just as police officers who cross the line by committing a crime must be held to a higher standard and punished accordingly, those who feel another’s race, religion or sexual orientation are reason enough to inflict harm must be shown in no uncertain terms such actions won’t be tolerated. Groves, in sentencing Kandola, said, “Canada is a free, inclusive, tolerant society.” His ruling on Kandola’s actions, described by some as a landmark decision, has put those who believe individuals who belong to demographics other than their own are inferior – and choose to inflict harm based on those beliefs – on notice. There will be consequences.
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53 responding times and give you a discount for running the clothes dryer late at night. The government’s critics focused on the impact on rates. The Site C dam on the Peace, new power lines to supply the mining and gas industries in B.C.’s remote northwest and northeast and a series of BC Hydro power-purchase contracts with private suppliers will all be excluded from scrutiny by the B.C. Utilities Commission. NDP energy critic John Horgan says this will mean the government will require BC Hydro to pay enough to make massive projects such as the Bute Inlet run-of-river complex and an offshore wind farm off Haida Gwaii viable. Private projects will get a subsidy from regular folks, and Powerex, Hydro’s export division, will turn into a sales force for the barons of private power, Horgan predicts. Energy Minister Blair Lekstrom is emphatic in response. Export contracts will have to be worked out first, and then BC Hydro will purchase power only at rates that it can justify through export returns. The B.C. Utilities Commission retains authority over domestic electricity rates, and that will protect B.C. residents from subsidizing exports, Lekstrom says. That will be easier said than done, and it depends on places like California being prepared to pay handsomely for clean, reliable energy. One thing is certain. Offshore wind towers will be an easier sell than drill platforms in the years ahead. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press.
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Problems over off-leash dogs Editor: Re: ‘It could have been a baby,’ April 21. Reading your article about the family pet that was killed was heartbreaking. I feel so badly for Helen Koch and her daughters, and I really do know just how she feels having experienced something similar about two years ago. You truly do not realize how quickly things like this can happen and you can’t believe it is happening. Though it doesn’t feel like it now,
in time – and with the support of family and friends – it will get easier and the good memories overtake the bad. Talking about it helps. And take as long as you need; everyone heals at different speeds. To the owner of the other dog: You chose to let your dog be offleash on a city street. How you thought a big dog grabbing and shaking a tiny dog would do no harm is beyond me. Take responsibility for your dog’s actions and at least pay for poor little Coco’s cremation. It doesn’t change things but it shows at least you care and are trying to be responsible for your actions. I disagree with anyone walking a dog off-leash on any city street anywhere, and I don’t care how
much control you feel you have over your dog. Take it to an off-leash park or leave it at home to run in its own yard. Judy Evans, Surrey Q Re: Not leashing can lead to tragedy, April 28 letters. First let me say, there are large dogs and there are small, lap-type dogs. Big difference! Small dogs are seldom the problem. That is not the reason for my letter. The editor’s note at the end of the April 28 letters states the addresses of two off-leash areas for dogs. If you notice, these two areas – 13400 block 20 Avenue and Blackie Spit at Crescent Beach – are a considerable distance from
the South Surrey/White Rock area where many seniors and their dogs live. They are also overrun with larger-breed dogs, which tend to intimidate small dogs. Can you imagine an older person with a walker trying to take their dog to one of these off-leash parks? Not everyone, particularly seniors, has the option to hop in the car and travel a fair distance to one of these parks, which just happen to be in the wealthier part of town where most people would likely own a car. Maybe it’s time the councils consider an area in South Surrey/ White Rock area to accommodate smaller-breed dogs. They all need exercise. James Haughton, Surrey
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The price of pay parking Editor: Re: ‘Poor response’ stalls free parking, April 28. As a business owner and a homeowner in the City of White Rock, I was very disappointed by the decision by council to not allow free parking to be extended for the off season. If I am completely honest, I was totally offended by some of their remarks in the Peace Arch News article. I cannot speak for the other merchants who did not fill out the information, as I had just opened my business on the waterfront and I could not provide data to the city. If we lose free parking during the off season, we will see businesses close out. I cannot get my friends to relocate their shops here. My business coach wanted me to go to Fort Langley, but I live here and wanted to invest my money here. Was I wrong? It looks like I was. Customers who live in White Rock want to know why there are not more little shops like Angelic Teapot here. I do not have the answer. My question to this current council is the following: what are you each doing to attract more business to White Rock to keep the citizens, including myself, a voter, happy? Maureen Coroliuc, Angelic Teapot, White Rock Q I have a response regarding the article, which pointed out only 11 of 82 businesses responded to a particular city survey, and of those only a handful provided the full information requested. I dropped off the forms at city hall, but I was not prepared to detail financial information. I tried to explain why to the gentleman who came by the store to remind us. In a nutshell, it is irrelevant information to the issue at hand. The main issue, in my opinion, is that establishing pay parking during winter months solves no existing problem, and thus can only be seen as a money grab. When sources of income were considered in the past to fund improvements and maintenance, establishing waterfront pay parking in the summer made sense. Year after year, Marine Drive was becoming more congested with people driving to the waterfront to enjoy the natural beauty of the beach and the shops next to it. Summer congestion was a problem, and pay parking was a solution. But the problem of congestion in the winter months was simply a non-issue. Whether this was an oversight by the council that voted in year-round pay parking, or a deliberate decision to pad the city purse, I don’t know; nor do I care. What is important is that pay parking in the winter solves no problem, yet creates a big one. Business owners know the bulk of their revenue comes in during the four to five months of nice,
White Rock council rejected free winter waterfront parking last week after few answered its survey. warm weather. Those who remain open during the fall and winter do so knowing revenue will significantly decrease during this time, but choose to stay open to serve more local people. But without visitors coming down to the beach area, too, it just isn’t practical to put up the cost of opening during the winter. And having to pay for parking is virtually the only reason people will stay away – the only reason that can be eliminated, that is. The idea that this is a “data-driven decision” only serves to demonstrate the ignorance on council. What data did they use in their decision to bring in pay parking during winter months in the first place? It sure wasn’t a public survey! You want data? Check out the diminishing revenue of pay parking during winter months. The idea that discontinuing winter pay parking is like spending “an estimated $92,000” fails to acknowledge money collected in past years from pay parking was money people did not know they had to spend until they arrived at the beach. Think about it; if people, upon their arrival, see they must pay for parking, they may stay, but will think twice the next time they consider an outing to the beach in winter, and will go elsewhere. And there are plenty of “elsewheres” to consider: Crescent Beach, Sunnyside Park, Fort Langley, Steveston, to name some. If White Rock council wants to prevent the city’s most popular attraction from becoming a winter ghost-town, they know what to do. Jeffrey Street, Booster Juice, White Rock
Not the city’s responsibility I read with disbelief that whilst council was again offering to subsidize businesses on the waterfront with White Rock residents’ tax dollars, these same businesses could not then be bothered responding to the city survey. This is the same council whom has no qualms about balancing budgets and reducing costs by removing our fire department and other essential services. (Editor’s note: White Rock is undergoing a core-services review that includes
considering contracting fire services from Surrey.) It is finally time to draw a line in the sand with regard to the “benefits” which these businesses actually provide to our city. If the success or failure of White Rock is dependent upon the presence of some of these businesses on the waterfront, then pity help us. I read much about the squabbling within the Business Improvement Association over recent months and wondered what this organization actually does. One only has to walk along Marine Drive to see that whilst not all but many of these business owners cannot even be bothered to clean their windows, renew awnings and signage or remove weeds from in front of their property – this in addition to the type of product carried and in some, the aged stock on display. As a business owner with interests in a number of other municipalities – unfortunately, our type of service is not applicable here – I would never lay blame or demand subsidies for my failure to operate a successful business, more so when the blame is placed on the weather or season. All of these variables were already well documented and should have been taken into account before considering opening a business in a small, seasonal town. The success or otherwise of any business is entirely the responsibility of the owner of that business. It is the most important component of their business plan, prior to setting up that venture, to first identify whether a profitable market actually exists for their product. In future, the city’s responsibilities should not include seeking ways to improve the profitability of these few businesses, but should instead allocate any funds which they had intended to provide subsidies to address issues which will add value and attract additional visitors to our city, including providing a number of locations with steps from the promenade over the rocks to access the beach; promenade lighting on West Beach; highway signage and possibly a boat launch ramp, with revenue shared with BNSF. Kenneth J. Eadie, White Rock
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Metro maintains WTE would create net negative air emissions, because Whether Metro Vancouver has set the energy produced would replace its sights on incineration or is sim- the burning of fossil fuels. ply presenting it as an option was a The presentation included findings matter of debate, as council from the U.K., Health Canmembers across the Lower ada and Greenpeace, which Mainland met last weekend support WTE as being “safe to discuss the issue of trash and effective.” disposal. Among those who believe Members of Metro Vanthe committee has made up couver’s Waste Management its mind is Patricia Ross, Committee and staff prechair of the Fraser Valley sented a draft plan in Langley District. Saturday for achieving a goal Ross pointed out that the of diverting 70 per cent of Patricia Ross GVRD had opposed the solid waste away from landfill building of the Sumas Energy chair sites by 2015. (SE2) project a decade ago “On and on we have strugas “neither appropriate nor gled,” said Lois Jackson, Delta mayor responsible to locate within a sensiand chair of the Metro Vancouver tive air shed,” but is now proposing board. “We’re back here today with something similar. another basket of options (to ask) But Jackson said SE2 was different. what do you think? What are your “It was a proposal for something to residents prepared to pay?” be imported into the region,” Jackson While several speakers accused the said. “It was not replacing anything, it committee of presenting a one-sided would simply have generated energy argument in favour of incineration, and added to the air-quality load. Port Coquitlam Mayor Greg Moore, “It was a U.S. facility with no benwho chairs the committee, insisted efit to Canada, only an impact to the meeting’s goal was to present a Canada.” draft plan, explain different options, Maple Ridge Coun. Craig Speirs and to get feedback before beginning sided with Ross. a series of public meetings. (For dates, “This whole process has been sinvisit metrovancouver.org) gle-minded and focused on incinIn the draft plan, Waste to Energy eration. It’s a sales job,” Speirs told the (WTE) net air emissions and green- committee. house gas (GHG) emissions were “It’s been a disrespectful process. compared to those of mechanical I tried to be polite up there (at the biological treatment (MBT) and a microphone) but I’m pissed off,” new landfill. MBT employs compost- Speirs said later. ing or anaerobic digestion processes. see Burning Issue, page 34 Brenda Anderson Black Press
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news 500 pot plants Police investigating the theft of electricity found a marijuana grow-op in a White Rock home Thursday. Const. Janelle Canning said officers acting on a search warrant entered the two-storey house in the 14700-block of Upper Roper Avenue just after 8 p.m. April 29. They seized approximately 500 marijuna plants. No one was home at the time. Investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Amanda Galenzoski at 778-593-3640.
Gas leak A damaged service line caused a gas leak in the area of Buena Vista Avenue and Oxford Street just after 3 p.m. last Wednesday. A contractor on site was digging a trench and broke a small line, according to fire Chief Phil Lemire. Terasen Gas was notified by the fire department and had the leak under control by 3:40 p.m., said spokesperson Kirsten Walker, who called the incident “minor.” The public should take safety precautions before digging around their home, she added. “We always advise the public to call before you dig.”
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Two-car crash A two-car crash on Marine Drive April 23 damaged four vehicles. And police say it’s pure luck neither the drivers nor passersby were injured. The crash occurred around 7:15 p.m., when a black BMW being driven southbound in the 1100-block of Vidal Street struck a black Dodge Ram that was heading west in the 14900-block of Marine. Const. Janelle Shoihet said witness accounts of the crash vary, but indicate that the BMW rolled into the side of the Dodge, causing it to spin clockwise, then counter-clockwise before rolling over some hedging. Given the variety of versions of events, police have not laid charges, Shoihet said. - Tracy Holmes
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Boardwalk Hearing Services in White Rock will be doing free hearing tests by appointment only on Wednesday, May 12 at the Kent Street Activity Centre. They can also help with hearing aid checks and cleaning. To book an appointment, call the Kent Street Activity Centre at 604-541-2231. Q The Kent Street Coffee Shop needs you. Do you enjoy working with people? Could you spare a couple of hours a week? Volunteers are needed to take customer orders, clear tables and wash dishes, assist with food preparation and most importantly, have fun. If you are interested in giving back to your community, please drop by the Coffee Shop between 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. Q The lazy days of summer are just around the corner and who wants to think about cooking? Join instructor Pat Faulkner and learn some simple and fun salads that you can serve to your friends and family. Don’t miss this one-day workshop on Tuesday, May 11 at the White Rock Community Centre. The Kent Street Activity Centre, located at 1475 Kent St., is open to people 55 years of age or better. For information on activities, programs and volunteer opportunities, call 604-541-2231.
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Plant sale supports grad Earl Marriott Secondary is gearing up for its third and final Dry Grad fundraiser this year – the annual Plant Sale – in hopes the event will bring in around $6,000 for graduation festivities. An assortment of bedding plants, herbs, vegetables, hanging baskets, manure and soil will be available in the school parking lot from 9 a.m.to 3 p.m. May 8, accompanied by a concession, 50/50 draw and car wash. The money will go towards food and activities for Dry Grad – scheduled for May 29 at the Tong Louie Family YMCA – such as a photo booth, obstacle courses, pizza and refreshments. Having already held a pasta night in November and fashion show in March, the school aims to raise a total of $20,000 for the event. To donate plants to the sale, or for more information, call the school at 604-531-8354.
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Plans continue to grow for Ocean Park Day – every year I tell you that it’s getting bigger and better and every year it’s true. Be sure to set aside Saturday, June 19, 2010, to join the Ocean Park Business Association in celebrating this unique neighborhood with local businesses and community groups. Look for terrific store specials and sales along with free food samplings, displays, entertainers and events for kids, both the young and the young at heart. An exciting new event this year in addition to the Trade Fair at the Ocean Park Community Hall will be the Rock Climbing Wall courtesy of the Ocean Park Community Association set in the parking lot south of the Hall. The South Surrey Kiwanis Club will be running their BBQ there to feed hungry climbers and shoppers alike. You’ll see familiar favourites like Korky the Clown and Mr. Bubbles, the dunk-tank at Starbucks, the Antique and Specialty Auto Show, the spectacular Raffle Basket tent, JJ+Whiskey’s Billabong tent, music at Melange and play time at Cotton’N’Crayon as they celebrate their 25th Anniversary with Calico Critters and Crocs. The stage set up in the Safeway parking lot is courtesy of Safeway, BMO, Coast Capital, Royal Bank and Avenir Group. Janice Savage of Beyond Scarlett Arts & Entertainment tells me applications for performers on Ocean Park Day can apply to her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Speaking of entertainers, Ocean Park Pizza and Village Pub will host the popular 2nd Annual Ocean Park Idol on Sunday, June 6, 2010 starting at 7pm. All ages and musical genres are welcome to apply to email@example.com for that special evening. One of the major prizes will be the opportunity to take centre stage on Ocean Park Day as featured entertainer.
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There’s a new sun setting along Marine Drive. Its rays aren’t glowing a brilliant orange hue, and sunglasses aren’t required to enjoy it. But it is spreading a glow, and those behind it hope it will add new warmth to the community. “Just sort of bring the culture to the area, a little more recognition that it is Semiahmoo land,” Const. Troy Derrick explained of the mural gracing the bandshell at Semiahmoo Park. And, “it’s hoped to keep the graffiti off there altogether.” Designed by First Nations artist Leonard Wells and painted on the bandshell by Semiahmoo First Nation’s Jamie Charles and Wells’ daughter, Samantha, the redand-black sunset faces east, greeting motorists westbound in the 15800-block of Marine Drive. Supported by the RCMP, the project was about 18 months in the making. In explaining the sunset design, Wells, 22, said only that she asked her father for “something simple” that would hopefully deter those who have been tagging the bandshell with vulgar words and other graffiti. Derrick, who was involved in the hiphop culture before becoming a police officer, hopes the idea will catch on as an artistic solution to the “toy tagging” that is sullying the face of the community and costing business owners thousands in clean-up costs. Real artists respect the work of their peers, he said. The initiative is also an opportunity to encourage taggers who have talent to put it to good use rather than towards a criminal record. “Taking the ones who have some talent
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Actress to show off her operatic chops opera, although I’ve always loved it.” Staff Reporter But taking classical singing classes When Shadan Saul – known to at Vancouver Community College local audiences for her acting in such with Marisa Gaetanne was a turning White Rock Players Club shows as point – the latter encouraged Saul to Communicating Doors and Madonna apply to UBC, where she now stud– returns to Coast Capital Playhouse ies with Heather Thomson-Price and tonight (Wednesday), it will be in a program director Nancy Hermiston. much different role. It’s natural for her to be involved in While she loves acting, it’s the arts, Saul said. her operatic side that will be “My mom was a dancer showcased this time, in an when she was younger, and 8 p.m. concert highlighted my father plays violin, viola by breathtakingly beautiful and cello. The arts were selections from the Puccini always around when I grew opera La Boheme. up and I have the most In truth, it’s music that has supportive parents I could always been a first love for the have asked for – and they’re lyric soprano, who was born very honest with me. If they and raised in Mexico City, thought I wasn’t talented but finished her last year of enough to go for this, they’d ❝I wanted high school at Earl Marriott to sing jazz tell me.” Secondary, after her family originally – I The first half of the concert moved to the Peninsula. will lead into the La Boheme didn’t think I excerpts Now in her third year in with other pieces the opera program at UBC, had sufficient contemporary with Puccini’s lungs for Saul won the plum role of 1897 masterpiece, long-conopera, Mimi in this year’s UBC sidered a high water mark in ensemble touring production although I’ve opera’s ‘golden age’. of La Boheme. And, as is cus- always loved The La Boheme selections tomary for the program, this will feature the romanit.❞ includes a series of festival tic triangle of Mimi, RodShadan Saul performances in the Czech olfo (Shams) and Marcello actress Republic this summer, as well (Anton-Ramirez) and musias performances in conjunccal themes that should be tion with Vancouver’s Bard familiar to many listeners, On The Beach festival. even if they don’t identify the titles, Co-starred as Rodolfo in La Boheme Saul said. will be talented fellow UBC student Mimi is her “dream role,” she admits, tenor Sunny Shams, who will also not least because her voice suits the appear with Saul in the Coast Capi- Puccini repertoire and the role has tal performance, along with another historically been a breakthrough for bright light of the UBC program, some of her idols, such as Victoria de baritone Jose Anton-Ramirez. Los Angeles. Accompanying the singers will be “I love Mimi’s character – she’s very versatile, sensitive pianist Michael real, very vulnerable, very human. Onwood. She’s also very heroic for her time. Saul says she feels “very blessed and And while she doesn’t get her happy joyous” about her opportunity to sing ending, she has a love (as the libretto Mimi, and delighted to present her says) ‘more perfect than the ocean first concert in her Canadian home itself.’” town. Tickets ($20) are available through “It’s been a long time coming,” she the Coast Capital box office, 604-536says. 7535, or at the door. “I wanted to sing jazz originally – I For more information on the condidn’t think I had sufficient lungs for cert, visit www.whiterockplayers.ca
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scenic, picturesque game of golf, Forrest said the course is also nice and challenging, with the first nine holes a staunch test of endurance and the back nine prominently featuring water. “As a player, it’s a great course to improve your game, with elevation changes, tight fairways and good greens,” he said. With Forrest on board, Peace Portal plans to expand its teaching program, and will be offering everything from group lessons to individual, one-on-one training. Expect to see a more diverse range of merchandise in the pro shop, too, as the club expects to carry three price points on almost all products, so there is something affordable for everyone. Forrest and Associate Pro Paul Boucher are also ramping up Peace Portal’s Junior Membership this summer, for young golfers aged 12 to 18 looking to improve their game. “It’s basically an introductory junior program to get kids going once they’ve decided they’re a little too big for the Par 3,” Boucher explained. “They’ll gain some experience as far as playing
tournaments, they’ll also get good information as far as lessons and clinics as well.” The program – which starts Tuesday, May 11 and runs weekly through August – features a number of clinics, lessons and monthly tournaments designed to take young players to the next level with their golf game. Clinics will focus on various specific aspects of the game – putting, chipping, full swing – and all the tournaments in the juniors programs are based on net play. Junior Memberships are available now – call 604-538-4818 for more information. Forrest said he’s looking forward to focusing on Peace Portal’s teaching program, with years of teaching under his belt from beginners to Canadian amateur champions. “We’ve got the ideal facilities for these programs, with the Par 3 tacked on,” he said. Forrest welcomes golfers of all levels to visit Peace Portal this spring and summer and see what makes it one of the most popular golf destinations in the Lower Mainland. He said you’re likely to find him where he loves to be most – on the course working on his game. “I’m going to be out playing with the membership and the paying public.”
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