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Top honours: Longtime White Rock Renegades coach Chuck Westgard was named Softball BC’s coach of the year Saturday – one of four awards the softball club picked up at the annual awards ceremony. � see page A31

Guilty verdict over illegal strip-searches

Building takes shape

Heavy lifting

Border guard abused his job

Hannah Sutherland Staff Reporter

The largest concrete panel weighs in at 186,000 pounds and was due to dangle from cables at a Grandview Heights construction site late yesterday (Tuesday) before being tilted upright by a crane. It was to be the last of 26 panels – averaging 140,000 pounds – on their final day of a four-day process. The positioned panels are to form the walls of a new office building, one of just a handful in the province that is more than three storeys and built with tilt-up construction, according to the project’s manager and owner of Double V Construction Ltd. “This type of construction is typical, but the fact this is four storeys is very unusual,” Shane Van Vliet told Peace Arch News Monday, noting he knows of just five others like it in B.C. “Four storeys gets to be a little trickier… and more engineering is required.” As the built-on-site panels began rising last Thursday for the 72,000-square-foot Grandview Business Centre, 2626 Croydon Dr., about 20 workers aided and watched over the process. “We make sure we go at a steady, slow pace,” Van Vliet said, noting it takes about 40 minutes to place each panel, which is then braced in place with 600-pound poles bolted to the slab. Van Vliet said the poles will be removed once the roof is in place, and the entire multi-tenant office building is scheduled to be complete in the spring. The tilt-up technique is generally a quieter form of construction, he said, and the structure takes shape quickly as the panels are raised. “(Last) Wednesday, there’s people driving by and there’s no building, and by the next day, there’s a building there.” People are attracted to the concept of a tilt-up concrete building, Vliet said, because it’s economical and safe. “People really like the idea of solid concrete. It stands up well.”

Tracy Holmes Staff Reporter

A Canadian border guard accused of illegally strip-searching four women at the Douglas (Peace Arch) border was found guilty this week of three counts of sexual assault and one count of breach of public trust. A B.C. Supreme Court jury returned a guilty verdict against Daniel Greenhalgh Monday, following a five-week trial and less than four hours of deliberations. The verdict is “true, just and based on the compelling evidence of these young women,” prosecutor Winston Sayson announced in an email. “The acts of the accused were appalling abuses of his authority.” Defence counsel Joe McCarthy told Peace Arch News Greenhalgh was disappointed by the verdict. “But he’s a strong man and he’s going to do what he has to do to get on with his life,” he said. “He’s a religious man and he takes some solace from his faith, and he will overcome this.” The jury heard closing arguments from both defence and Crown lawyers last week. Prosecutor Christina Godlewska told the group how Greenhalgh was trusted by his co-workers, had a reputation of preferring to work alone and produced results in his position at the border. And those factors provided him the disguise he needed to pull off the illegal strip-searches, she said. “His reputation gave him the camouflage he needed to carry � see page A4

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Inspiration for Realty Watch program dies of cancer

Father remembered Tracy Holmes Staff Reporter

Sixteen years ago, Paul Cameron – whose family had recently moved to the Peninsula – asked his realtor to alert her colleagues to be on the lookout for his daughter. Pamela Cameron, 16, had failed to show up to meet her boyfriend. The next day, her body was found in a vacant lot at the side of 152 Street. While Paul Cameron’s callout didn’t locate the girl in time to save her, it did inspire a system that continues to help in searches for lost and missing people across Canada. “He was the idea behind the Realty Watch system,” said Bonnie Moy, speaking of the legacy Paul Cameron left behind, after he was buried in Milton, Ont. last week. He had succumbed to cancer at age 65. “When Pam went missing, he was wondering if I could page a few realtors to help look for her. We have kept that in play for all of these years. That was the good thing that came out of it.” Paul Cameron died Oct. 6, two months after a diagnosis of lung cancer, and two days after the 16th anniversary of his daughter’s 1994 murder. “It was really horrible news,” said Moy. “He was a very funny guy. I just enjoyed all

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City of Surrey to mull future of foundation

$50,000 ‘not unreasonable’ for heritage Alex Browne Staff Reporter

A move to establish a city heritage foundation is “the right way to go,” Surrey Heritage Advisory Commission chair Barbara Steele said this week. “I don’t predict that council will have any problem with it – in fact, I think they’ll welcome it with open arms, from conversations I’ve had with council members.” Steele said Tuesday that she expects a request for funds to help jump-start a heritage foundation will come to council by the end of November. The request, outlined in a report to the commission from noted heritage consultant

Donald Luxton, asks the city to contribute $50,000. Steele doesn’t expect the figure to be a sticking point that will prevent the city from creating a heritage foundation – one that will be a useful vehicle for channelling bequests, donations and the energies of individuals and groups focused on preserving heritage. “When we considered what heritage costs the city now, it was not an unreasonable amount for a city the size of Surrey.” The idea of a foundation has been the result of a year of “brainstorming” by the commission as to what the future of heritage could look like in Surrey, Steele said. One of the key elements of the proposal is broaden-

ing the definition of heritage, she said. The Fraser Valley Heritage Railway Society, “We’re looking at heritage as not only being currently restoring vintage interurban cars built heritage but also transportation at Sullivan Station, is an example of a group that could benefit from and culture, and multiculturalism of Surrey. We want to go ahead and an enlarged definition of heritage, encompass all of heritage and look Steele said. It would also be helpful at the foundation as a way of putting in creating other attractions that money aside for things like educawould beef up Surrey’s profile as a tourist destination, she added. tion and the maintenance of assets.” Another important element would “A lot of Surrey’s heritage is farmbe the ability to co-ordinate and proing, and there are suggestions we vide support to groups involved in could establish a working heritage Barbara Steele farm.” heritage preservation, she said. councillor “There are a lot of people interested Steele agreed the connection in contributing to heritage in the between heritage and tourism has unexplored economic potential for the city. community – it is alive and well in Surrey.”

BC Rail trial ends

Basi, Virk plead guilty Tom Fletcher Black Press

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A teenager is taken into custody last Thursday, after police were called to 153 Street and 24 Avenue, where youths were spotted with a scooter. A search located several items belonging to area residents, many of whom weren’t yet Two youths were taken into custody aware they had been victimized, Campbell Thursday afternoon, after police air, dog and said. A crack pipe was also found. ground teams converged on an area near 153 Campbell described thefts from vehicles as Street and 24 Avenue. costly to those who are targeted. Recently, Police were dispatched just after victims have reported losses 4 p.m., in response to a report of including iPod Touches, a GPS, a suspicious incident in the 2200a BlueTooth headset, cheques block of 152A Street. and laptop computers. The best “What was observed was prevention is to never leave individuals trying to move a valuables in vehicles, Campbell motorized scooter onto a dolly,” said. said Const. Kenn Meglic. “As soon “When people are inviting it in as police arrived on scene, a bunch such an open way, you’re putting of youth were observed to flee temptation in front of people that perhaps from the location of the scooter.” wouldn’t normally be doing that,” he said. According to the police report, the scooter The arrested man was released on a promise was taken from the area of 152 Street and 32 to appear in court at a later date. Avenue. Following the suspicious incident report, Scooter rider, pedestrian struck officers established a perimeter, searching the An elderly woman and a teenager suffered area with the assistance of a police dog and minor injuries last week, in two collisions in one of the Mounties’ dedicated helicopters, South Surrey. Air 1. The unrelated incidents have police Two male teens, aged 14 and 15 years, were reminding motorists and pedestrians alike of apprehended around 4:30 p.m. Both were the need to pay attention on the roads. released to their parents. “Motorists need to be aware of pedestrians Investigation is ongoing and charges of out on the street. Just be careful. And possession of stolen property under $5,000 are pedestrians, as well, have to understand it’s possible. difficult for our motorists to see folk,” said Const. Kenn Meglic. Arrest follows break-ins “The potential for serious injury is there.” An 18-year-old South Surrey man is facing Fortunately, both victims suffered only charges in connection with a string of thefts minor injuries. from vehicles, following an arrest early A 79-year-old woman was taken to hospital Thursday in Rosemary Heights. around 12:30 p.m. Oct. 14, after she was struck Police made the arrest near 152 Street and 34 while crossing the road on a motorized scooter Avenue, an area Staff Sgt. Scott Campbell said at 24 Avenue and 156 Street. According to has had “several” vehicle break-ins of late. investigators, the woman tried to avoid the

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collision. “The lady did notice that the car was going to strike her and tried to get out of the way,” Meglic said. The driver of the Ford Explorer was cited under the Motor Vehicle Act for driving without due care. An Earl Marriott Secondary student reported Thursday that she was struck by a truck the previous afternoon as she walked with a friend. According to the police report, the 16-year-old suffered injuries to her back and knee in the collision. Investigation into that incident is ongoing.

Month-to-month contract ends The telecommunications tower on city land at South Surrey Athletic Park will continue to handle signals for seven service providers for another decade. At its Oct. 18 meeting, Surrey council approved a new licence agreement with Rogers Communications – under which the land for the tower is leased – effective until Dec. 20, 2020. The most recent lease for the tower, built in 1986, expired in 2005, and since then Rogers has been on a month-to-month tenancy. A corporate report from engineering general manager Vincent Lalonde said retaining the current tower eliminates the need for other communications towers in South Surrey by consolidating multiple communications service providers at one location. The tower supports radio and telecommunications for Rogers, Telus, Bell Mobility, Terasen, B.C. Rail, E-COMM emergency communications services and Surrey’s fire and engineering operations radio equipment.

VICTORIA – An abrupt end of the BC Rail corruption trial has the BC Liberals’ political opponents calling for a public inquiry into the tainted bidding process that led to the largest sale of a public asset in provincial history. Guilty pleas entered by former ministerial aides Dave Basi and Bob Virk on Monday came in a plea bargain that included the B.C. government agreeing not to attempt to recover $6 million in legal fees spent on their defence. Attorney General Mike de Jong told reporters his advice from senior staff was that Virk, Basi and his cousin, Aneal Basi, could not repay the debt after seven years of prosecution. NDP attorney general critic Leonard Krog said an inquiry could examine the reasons for the plea bargain, and compel testimony on a range of political questions that would likely not have been examined in a criminal trial. “Which senior BC Liberal officials were involved in the sale of BC Rail?” Krog said. “What did the premier know and when did he know it?” De Jong said a public inquiry isn’t needed because the special prosecutor in the case had already searched the evidence and found that politicians were not implicated in Basi and Virk’s activities. Both men pleaded guilty to leaking information about the BC Rail bid process and accepting money and travel from a U.S. railway company. That ended the trial just before former finance minister Gary Collins was to testify. Other political hopefuls chimed in as well. Chris Delaney, spokesman for the newly formed BC First Party, said the plea bargain “smells of interference at the highest levels.” Wilf Hanni, leader of the upstart BC Heritage Party, said the B.C. Liberal government sold off the BC Rail freight division for $1 billion, when it was worth four times that. “That has to be the fire sale of fire sales,” Hanni said, adding it was worse than the final fate of the fast ferries built under the previous NDP government.


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Guard targeted ‘troubled’ women

what can be explained by the sible” and said repeatedly they � from page A1 out his routine,” Godlewska said. conversations with (police),” lied about what had happened. One alleged victim even admit“Greenhalgh cloaked himself in Godlewska said. “Greenhalgh developed an MO ted to lying on the stand when his own reputation (and) used a veneer of legitimacy to trick (modus operandi) which he used she denied talking with her on all four of these women and friend about what happened on young women.” Greenhalgh had been on trial that is why their stories are all so the night in question, he noted. Godlewska since Sept. 13, charged in con- strikingly similar.” Godlewska noted ❝Greenhalgh developed advised jurors nection with incidents alleged to have taken place in and around the four women had an MO which he used on to treat the testhe border in 2007, on April 13 similarities beyond all four of these women.❞ timony of both their reports of those women and 15 and May 26. Christina Godlewska “with caution.” During the trial, three women sexual assault: they prosecutor At the same testified Greenhalgh touched were young, nonthem inappropriately during white, attractive and crossed the time, she noted several pieces strip-searches he conducted on border – at Greenhalgh’s booth – of circumstantial evidence corroborating the women’s versions his own in areas including a within six weeks of each other. As well, “each of our victims was prove “at least much of their men’s public washroom. A fourth woman said she was made to in trouble,” Godlewska said. The testimony was truthful, accurate prosecutor described one woman and can be accepted.” strip, but was not touched. Godlewska asked the jurors to While defence lawyer Joe as having immigration concerns; McCarthy had argued that simi- another was found to be carrying consider that if the women were larities in the women’s reports an ecstasy tablet in her pocket; making up the assault, why would indicated they had conspired to another was told high levels of an they not accuse Greenhalgh of fabricate the accusations against illicit substance had been identi- something more serious? “I’m not minimizing what hapGreenhalgh, Godlewska said it fied on her driver’s licence. Each was given a choice to be pened, (but) if they were inventis those same similarities that proved the women were telling strip-searched by Greenhalgh or ing such a malicious lie, why risk lengthy delays and further would all of them stop with a the truth. frisk?” she said. “They should be believed hassles, Godlewska said. None of them would have conSayson said the verdict “has because it is simply impossible to imagine (the women) could have sented “had they not been under settled who the real liar is.” Greenhalgh is to learn Thursmade up a story that is so similar the impression that (Greenhalgh) had the authority to make their day when he will be sentenced. in so many ways.” And while McCarthy had lives very difficult, in that moment A pre-sentencing report and psychiatric/risk assessment have argued that two of the women and in the future,” she said. Throughout McCarthy’s clos- been ordered. were tainted when an investigatThere has been no discussion of ing corporal read them informa- ing arguments, he referred to tion on Greenhalgh’s arrest from the women’s reports as “impos- appeal, McCarthy said. a press release, Godlewska countered that three of the women’s allegations at White Rock Beach shared an additional 14 “significant” similarities • Thurs., Oct. 21 • Fri., Oct. 22 • Sat., Oct. 23 that had not been in the • Wed., Oct. 20 TIME Ht./m Ht./ft. TIME Ht./m Ht./ft. police statement. TIME Ht./m Ht./ft. TIME Ht./m Ht./ft. The similarities “are far 04:57 3.2 10.5 05:42 3.5 11.5 06:22 3.7 12.1 07:02 3.9 12.8 beyond the realm of coin- 10:02 2.5 8.2 10:46 2.7 8.9 11:26 2.8 9.2 12:06 3.0 9.8 cidence and far beyond 16:06 3.7 12.1 16:20 3.7 12.1 16:36 3.7 12.1 16:58 3.8 12.5













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ho ever imagined that a party with such a substantial lead in the polls would find itself digging itself out of

a hole? To build a healthy edge in popularity over the B.C. Liberals – an online Angus Reid poll a month ago gave the NDP a percentage lead of 48 to 25, while a Mustel Group phone poll made it 42-33 NDP – the New Democrats must have been putting forward a unified front, right? Not so. Of course, the Liberals’ sinking in the polls is due more to their own missteps – the most obvious being their handling of the HST – than any impressive policy statements by the NDP. Not only that, the leadership of Carole James continues to be under the microscope. Never mind that James guided the NDP back from the brink of extinction to earn 33 seats in the 2005 election and held that support level in 2009. People are more worried about the here and now, and are watching how she and the party respond to apparent Liberal bungles. James’ swift dismissal from caucus earlier this month of Cariboo North MLA Bob Simpson (who made unflattering online comments about James’s speech at the UBCM conference) was the latest sign of cracks in the NDP foundation. In protest of Simpson’s ouster, Columbia RiverRevelstoke MLA Norm MacDonald resigned his post as NDP caucus chairman. Whether any serious move to replace James as NDP leader takes root remains to be seen. Meanwhile, 2½ years away from the next provincial election, the campaign for the hearts and minds of voters begins with Premier Gordon Campbell’s upcoming televised fireside chat address to the people of B.C, set for Oct. 27. How well the Liberals sell the HST to the public, a campaign due to last nearly a year before a referendum, will set the tone for the remainder of this term. If the NDP can figure a way to shrug off the internal struggles and show the public they present a viable alternative, they should have no problem cruising to victory in 2013, with or without James.


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up in an undercover police buy-andICTORIA – Driving along a major suburban thoroughfare bust operation at the Pandora squat. on a recent sunny afternoon, Overnight the tent city vanished. A combination of cooler weather and the I couldn’t help but notice a woman closure of the crack-and-meth casually relieving herself on the bazaar seems to have done the grass between the sidewalk and Tom Fletcher the street. trick, as campers suddenly came The highly visible location to appreciate the vacant shelter beds up the street. seemed deliberately chosen, B.C.’s urban southwest offers perhaps as a street person’s a glimpse of the future for farewell to another golden summer in B.C.’s most peedother communities around the province in the abandonment upon city. of community standards. And This sort of flagrant offence nobody surrenders quite like against decency would still have shock value in most B.C. Victoria. communities, but here in This is a town that wilts like lettuce before an invasion of Victoria the likeliest reaction feral bunny rabbits. It’s a town would be, “Hey, you’re on the that celebrates an urban design wrong street.” The Pandora Avenue squat, as it award for its downtown urinal, an came to be known, was this summer’s expensive but oh-so-artistic response to the monsoon of doorway peeing that politically correct theatre of the absurd, pours down after the bars close. and as usual it was not rated for family The city’s response to a court ruling viewing. A filthy little tent city sprang up on a broad downtown boulevard across limiting its ban on camping in parks from one of the local homeless handout was timid even by Victoria standards. Hounded by the “homeless” and their services, migrating in from local parks. “advocates” at every step, city council Public peeing was among the milder problems on Pandora. This was finally passed a bylaw declaring well illustrated by its sudden end in campsites on boulevards to be banned as a traffic hazard. September. By the time they got it done, the Victoria News reported that a core summer squat had folded. Along the group of drug dealers were picked

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Puppy mills are bad news Editor: Re: Peace Arch News online poll, Oct. 8, 13. “Should pet stores be banned from selling puppies, as is being considered in Richmond?” I was surprised to see the results of that poll. (Editor’s note: Out of 493 responses, 53 per cent voted yes.) But then again, most people do not know that puppies sold in pet stores come from puppy mills. These puppies live in deplorable conditions, with most of them psychologically damaged due to the unnatural and inhumane way they experience their first weeks of life. Most of them have life-long health issues that are costly to treat and, in some cases, die for no apparent reason. I know because I have had many in my dog-training classes at Surrey parks and recreation. Because these dogs are not socialized properly, they can be timid, fearful or aggressive, all of which are difficult to overcome, especially with a novice dog owner. I am positive that if the general public knew where stores get their “stock,” the outcome of this survey would have been very different. Sandy VanDeKinder, Surrey

HST opposition still adding up Editor: Re: Only rate cut can save HST, Oct. 13. I believe the anti-HST minded will totally disagree with columnist Tom Fletcher’s premise that all we want is a rate cut to placate us into living with this tax. For those who understand the true extent of this tax grab, the issue is simple. With the HST, we are now taxed seven per cent more on many items and services that were previously exempted from provincial sales tax. The list is very long. I would have been quite happy to have the 12 per cent HST collected by one taxman, the federal government, if that tax applied only to the same items as before, and nothing more! Business would still be happy to have its savings from less paperwork, and we would not be complaining about being gouged by the provincial government. Why does this point never seem to be clear or mentioned by Fletcher and other pundits of the press? Take the seven per cent off of all previously untaxed items, and the anti-HST movement will vanish overnight. Forest McCready, Surrey ■ Re: Aftereffects of the HST, Oct. 15 letters. Letter-writer John Winter of the Smart Tax Alliance claims: “No question about it. The HST is good for business. And that means the HST is good for B.C. jobs.” This is repeating misinformation that has been used from the

beginning to justify this hated tax. One small example was told to us by a local tradesman, who said the $1,300 HST rebate his business received did not compensate in the slightest for the massive 40 per cent reduction in sales that has occurred since the HST came in. This from just one company that employs more than a dozen people. The point here is that the HST is good for big business – 15 per cent of B.C.’s economy with overseas customers – but not for all the small businesses that rely on sales made to people in B.C. who have to pay the tax on everything they buy. It is small business that employs 90 per cent of B.C. workers, so it is not true the HST will help in the long view. As Keynes reminded us: “in the long run, we’re all dead”, as will B.C. be, if we don’t reverse this job killer. Herbert Spencer, Surrey

Care for our off-leash park Editor: Re: Playtime at dog park poses danger, Oct. 13 letters. If Elgin Park Secondary students are taking gym class off school property in an off-leash dog park, are the proper safeguards in place? Does the school’s insurance cover students taking gym class

off school property in an off-leash dog park? Does the school have a consent form signed by each parent allowing their child to be there? Does the school have forms signed by parents releasing the park, the City of Surrey and dog owners of liability in the event a student gets injured? Will insurance cover vet bills in the event a dog gets injured as a result of class activities? We dog owners are doing our part. We are taking our dogs to a designated off-leash dog park. We are constantly working with the city discussing the financial, legal and technical details of activities, maintenance, upgrades and improvements to the park. This park is a well-maintained off-leash dog park. This does not just happen. Park users, volunteers and financial supporters have played a huge role in the park being nice enough that teachers would consider having students take gym class there. Mixing dogs off leash with a group of running, laughing, yelling youth is not a good mix. If teachers insist on using the off-leash dog park for gym class, has the school done its part? Monika Mohr, Surrey ■ As a homeowner who has lived on the Peninsula since 1957, I look fondly back on a time when we played freely in the parks, the forest and the beaches of our community. The recent letter imploring our local school to stop children from

playing in the park for their own safety smacks of special interests. If our children are unsafe as they play in these woods, then we need to take steps to protect them from wild dogs by leashing and muzzling these sensitive beasts. As the owner of a large and active dog and the parent of two rambunctious teens, I find great enjoyment in the sounds and activity of our children playing with their friends as does our playful dog. When we lived immediate to the park, we often found children and dogs playing in our lower field. And although it was my place to chase them away, I recognized if I was a dog or a child I would have liked to play there as well, and so we shared our property and our space. We know when the children are at school and we know where they like to play in the park, and so we will simply walk in another part of our park when they play if we are concerned about our dog’s well being or the children’s safety. It is great that our city provides parks for our children, our dogs and our families to enjoy, and as a long-standing member of this community I implore: let our children play. While you are considering these thoughts – and just for fun – look up the word ‘community’ in your Webster’s dictionary. Just for the fun of it… Graham Edwards, Surrey


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South Surrey’s new vertical garden is beginning to take shape on the public library on 18 Avenue west of 152 Street.

Cut the growth in civic spending Editor: Re: Surrey tax bills expected to climb $115, Oct. 13. I read the front page of the Peach Arch News Oct. 13 only to be told that our surrey property taxes will be increased, yet again, by $115 next year – due to whatever council waves its wand at. I would like to know why there was a decision to plant live plants on the side of a building, rather than in the ground. The cost, I read in the Peace Arch News (“Living wall takes root,” Sept. 29), was somewhere

between $250,000 to $275,000. Tell me, where is the common sense to that? Normal landscaping is in the ground, is it not? I do believe the building or buildings this planting was done was the library and the police station. I would like to know who thought of this and who approved it. I really think that it is time to pull out some roots and plant some new seeds in council. How nice it is to spend our taxpaying dollars. Trudy Dollman, Surrey

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Computer glitch causes border delay Tracy Holmes Staff Reporter

Southbound lanes at the Douglas (Peace Arch) border were closed to most Canadian travellers Friday afternoon after a computer glitch allowed U.S. guards to process few others than their own. “We did have an interruption to one of our systems which caused us to only be able to process U.S. citizens, returning citizens and Nexus members,” said Chief Tom Schreiber, of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The glitch occurred around 1 p.m., and was fixed within 90 minutes, Schreiber said.


In the meantime, southbound travellers were redirected to the Pacific Highway crossing. Schreiber did not know the reason for the system failure. “It’s kind of like (when) you lose power to your house… then you wait for the lights to come back on,” he said. Officers at the Peace Arch border were sent to “triage” traffic, “to line up the people we could accept and to direct the others to the Pacific Highway.” All lanes at Pac Highway were opened to accommodate the increase in traffic, Schreiber said.


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Amtrak service extended Nick Greenizan


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A second Amtrak train between Vancouver, Seattle and Portland – which was due to be cancelled by the end of October – has been given a one-year extension, it was announced Thursday. The passenger rail service – part of a pilot-project that began in August 2009 – was on the chopping block after the Canadian government announced that it would require the Washington State Department of Transportation to pay nearly $550,000 annually in border fees, which would cover Canada Border Services Agency’s staffing costs associated with the second train’s arrival. When the second train began operation, all such fees were waived until March 31, 2010, at which time an extension was granted, waiving fees until the end of September. A few weeks before the extension was up, the Canadian government announced the fees would return, and that CBSA would begin charging Amtrak $1,500 per day beginning Nov. 1. That prompted the WSDOT to announce the service’s cancellation, rather than increase fares to cover the new costs. Now, the waiver will extend another 12 months.

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The Amtrak cruises along the White Rock Promenade. MP Russ Hiebert (South somewhere.” Surrey-White Rock-Cloverdale) Hiebert also declined to had told Peace Arch News last speculate on the future of the month that he was pushing second train beyond the recent his government to make the extension. temporary waiver a permanent “I think we’ll just take it one one. year at a time. I’m not going to “It’s great news for the Lower make any predictions at this Mainland,” Hiebert said this point,” he said. week, adding that the second Thursday’s decision was a train has brought more than $11 welcome one south of the million in tourism spending into border, as well. the region. “This is great news for With all federal departments Washington state and British operating within a “period of Columbia – especially for the fiscal restraint,” Thursday’s businesses that have benefitted announcement is even more from the increase in trade the exciting, Hiebert said, though second train has generated,” the $550,000 will now have to be Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire made up elsewhere. said in a release. “The fact that the public The second Amtrak train – safety minister (Vic Toews) has arrives daily in Vancouver at decided to change his mind 10:50 p.m. and departs for the (and extend the waiver), means U.S. the next morning, at 6:40 those funds will have to come a.m. from somewhere else,” Hiebert The original Amtrak train continued. arrives in Vancouver at 11:40 “It’s got to come from a.m. and departs at 5:45 p.m.

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fter weeks of grueling competition that had them stretch their creative boundaries, performing everything from hip hop to tango to ballet, a pair of Surrey dancers will not be moving on in So You Think You Can Dance Canada. Danielle Gardner and Nathalie Heath, both from Surrey, were eliminated from the popular TV contest Thursday night. With voting based solely on individual competitors instead of couples, the Top 8 finalists each had the opportunity to perform a solo of their choice before the results were revealed. In the end, the group of eight was pared down to four with Gardner, Heath, Mackenzie Green and Sebastian Mersch receiving the lowest number of votes. And though their final evening competing on the show was an emotional one, both Heath and Gardner say it’s an experience they wouldn’t trade for anything. “As dancers, we really don’t get that many opportunities to be shown as an individual,” said Gardner. “We’re always behind an artist, or something along those lines. So to be Contributed photo given this amazing opportunity was mind Surrey’s Danielle Gardner and Nathalie Heath (at right) were voted off So You Think You Can Dance Canada this week. blowing.” She said SYTYCD Canada not only of solos, of “putting yourself out there” and nerve-racking. “I miss choreographing, I miss being able changed her life, but that of her family, as being judged. “We’re all fine doing the dance, but to to work with younger students and try it encouraged cousins and other family But the competition taught her to be more have that feeling that ‘people wanted me and get them to their highest potential,” members to reconnect. comfortable with who she is and what she gone’ ... it was weird. But then, you get over Gardner said. For Heath, the intense competition was wanted to portray. it really fast,” said the Langley Fine Arts Both dancers are looking forward to being life altering. The 23-year-old Earl Marriott school grad. home and spending time with family and “I feel like a completely Secondary graduate had also The entire process, though exhilarating, friends – but that’s something they can’t do ❝I feel like a different dancer altogether,” auditioned for first and second was exhausting. quite yet. much stronger seasons of the show and made it to said Heath. “We’re constantly dancing, our bodies are The pair have to remain in Toronto and person and pretty the final 20 girls both times before “You learn so much and tired, our minds are racing,” Heath said. “It’s continue rehearsing this week for numbers you’re put on the spot all the a lot to take in a short amount of time.” to perform in the finale. much like I can do being cut. time. You have to be on your That, however, only made her Both she and Gardner said the support of The Top 4 (Amanda Cleghorn and Denys anything.❞ toes to be able to whip out more determined to push harder to the other dancers was incredible and helped Drozdyuk from Ontario, Janick Arseneau Nathalie Heath things to an audience – and not make it this season. them get through some tough times. from New Brunswick and Jeff Mortensen dancer just a live audience, but Canada “I knew I could do it and I knew I As for the future, Heath wants to remain from Alberta) will take to the stage for the is watching. could do it well,” she recalls. in Canada and would perhaps like to final performance show on Oct. 20 on CTV “I feel like a much stronger person and Gardner, 21, also had faith in her abilities, teach and inspire other dancers. Gardner, and the winner will be revealed during a pretty much like I can do anything.” but said worrying about what the audience who taught in Richmond prior to the special two-hour live season finale on Oct. Heath admits she had always been scared – live and television – would think was competition, is eager to return to the studio. 24.

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Burrows in town Vancouver Canucks star Alex Burrows will be among the featured guests Saturday, when RBC celebrates the grand opening of its new South Surrey branch. The grand-opening celebrations, at 115 15795 Croydon Dr., are scheduled from 10:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. In addition to Burrows, the event will also feature appearances by paralympian Andrea Holmes. The event – which will also feature a barbecue – will be hosted by both the Surrey and Sources’ food banks, and local firefighters will also be manning the grills. Proceeds from the barbecue will help both food banks. At the same time, RBC will also be hosting a grandopening event for a second new branch, in Clayton Heights (18676 Fraser Hwy.). Burrow’s Canuck teammate Mason Raymond will be on hand at that branch, as will Olympic moguls skier Sylvia Kerfoot.

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Legendary Vancouver sports writer Jim Taylor will be here on the Peninsula next month, signing copies of his latest book, And to Think I Got in Free! Taylor’s tome is an autobiograpy, highlighting a sportswriting career that spanned five decades. In that time, the West Vancouver resident has produced more than 7,500 sports columns and 14 books, and is a member of both the CFL and B.C. sports halls of fame. Taylor, recipient of this year’s lifetime achievement award from the Jack Webster Foundation, will be at Black Bond Books at Semiahmoo Shopping Centre (1711 152 St.) on Saturday, Nov. 20.

South Surrey, alongside Taranvir Mann and Honour Roll in B.C. You, which ran Oct. The event also 6, it was reported in the Newton Crossing Jana Bennett were recognized student the feature ‘Get Shear and awarded Tracie Zhu, who Happy’ that Celeste Strawberry for ranking completed Kumon’s Paley is the owner of Hill first and reading program while West Coast Gardens. centres, second, The owners of the held their respectively, in Grade 3. the gardening store are annual on Kumon For the record John VanderMey and student North In Peace Arch News’ Marvin Jansen Van celebration America’s special section A New Doorn. Sept. 25. Advanced Student “This year has been incredibly memorable,� Kumon instructor Debbie Marno said in a release. “Each of my students COUNCIL APPOINTMENTS spend their days demonstrating that the potential of a child is limitless. It was an COMMITTEE, COMMISSION, AND BOARD honour to recognize them at our recent APPOINTMENTS ceremony.� White Rock students

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Heading to Disneyland While the rest of Jenna Gunderson’s White Rock Elementary schoolmates were in class yesterday (Tuesday), she was in Disneyland, hanging out with Mickey Mouse and his friends. Gunderson, 9, wasn’t playing hooky – she was in Anaheim as part of Dreams Take Flight’s annual day trip to the Happiest Place on Earth. Dreams Take Flight is a non-profit organization run by Air Canada employees that each year takes B.C. children, aged nine to 12, to Disneyland for the day. To be eligible, the children – who have physical, social or mental challenges – must not have been to Disneyland before. The children – 126 went this year on a private Air Canada plane – left from Vancouver at 5 a.m. Tuesday,

and returned at 11:30 p.m. They were joined on their trip by plenty of adult “team leaders” and other volunteers. “She was very, very excited this morning,” Laurie Gunderson, Jenna’s mother, said Tuesday. “When I look at the medical challenges Jenna has faced, I just look at this as a reward for putting up with it all without complaining.” Gunderson learned she’d been selected for the trip in mid-September after first hearing of the opportunity in the spring, while at Children’s Hospital for a checkup. “The way this whole program is designed and run, it just gives me a new appreciation for Air Canada and its employees,” Laurie said. - Nick Greenizan


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Local Toastmaster Alan Warburton was one of two presenters to take top honours at recent speech competitions. Warburton won first place in the Area 63 Toastmasters Club’s Humorous Speech Contest. Area 63 has five clubs on the Peninsula that promote better speaking, and each sent its best competitor to vie for the coveted award. Warburton is already a twotime winner of the award for Best Humorous Speech in District 21, which encompasses all of the Toastmasters clubs in B.C. First place winner of the Impromptu Speech Contest, held the same evening, was Don Rokosz. Warburton and Rokosz will go on to the Division F contest Oct. 23 at the Grove Church, 20784 93 Ave., in Langley.

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Years of dedication to ensuring the public’s safety on the water earned Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary’s Dan Savage national recognition this month. Savage, one of Crescent Beach Unit 5’s longest-serving volunteers, was honoured with a national award for administrative Dan Savage excellence Oct. Canadian Coast 13. Presented Guard by CCGAPacific Region president Randy Strandt, the award recognizes Savage’s work as an Advanced Rescue Training Evaluator and in implementing training standards for search

and rescue personnel. Savage has been a member of the Crescent Beach crew for about 15 years. He is also president of the unit’s fundraising arm, the Semiahmoo Peninsula Marine Rescue Society.

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A Semiahmoo Secondary student has been announced as the winner of the fourth annual B.C. Youth Gandhi Award. Seventeen-year-old Fara Shah learned the news Sunday, and will be honoured at the B.C. Peace and Global Educators annual conference Friday at Surrey’s Bell Centre for Performing Arts. “I’m very grateful and I’m very humbled and honoured by receiving such an award,” Shah told Peace Arch News this week. The award recognizes high school youth who exemplify a life of non-violence, compassion, service to community and life,

simplicity, humility and show an “understanding of the big picture,” a release states. Shah has been involved in humanitarian work since Grade 3, helping her mother with initiatives such as a food and clothing drive for people in Afghanistan. Since then, the Grade 12 student has volunteered with the region’s Afghan community, interned with Amnesty International and is currently a junior journalist for the Toronto Star. At school, she is president of the Interact Club, with engages in community work and fundraisers. Shah said she looks up to Gandhi and the impact he made on the world. “He’s one of those characters that has really given people something to think about and Contributed photo something to reflect upon.” Fara Shah, 17.


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aving spent a memorable childhood in White Rock, Jayson Burden always dreamed of returning to the only community that had ever felt like home. When the 36-year-old father Kristyl Clark of two, with one on the way, was given an opportunity to return to the Peninsula with a position at Scotia Bank as branch manager, he jumped at the chance. “It’s always been a life-long dream to work and live in what I have always considered ‘my community,’” said Burden whose job has moved the family in various locations throughout the Lower Mainland. Upon returning to his former stomping grounds, where he had attended both elementary, high school and played baseball, Burden was quick to get involved in a couple of local non-profit organizations – Sources (formerly Peace Arch Community Services) and the White Rock Rotary Club. “I just really wanted to give back to the community – a community that has given me so many opportunities over the years.” While Burden admits balancing his career, volunteer work and family life can be a juggling act at times, his expanding brood always takes top priority. “I’ve found the biggest thing is to get the family involved,” he said. “When we attend events, we go as a family and make it fun and entertaining for the kids.” In addition to attending various community fundraising events, the Burdens enjoy spending quality time together in the kitchen concocting nutritious and tasty recipes, such as their recipe for Mexican lasagna, which they have shared with readers.

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the B.C. Liberal environment minister. “These internal NDP documents put the lie to that public commitment, while also making it very clear that her party is planning to actively drive recall efforts.” James has refused to comment directly on the leaked documents, describing them as one person’s interpretation of the meeting. She said Sihota’s comments have always been consistent with her own, that individual party members can get involved but the party would use no resources

to help. The Angus Reid poll put Campbell’s personal popularity at nine per cent, down three per cent since September. That’s the lowest rating of any Canadian premier over the past two years in the company’s online surveys. The poll put NDP support at 49 per cent, up one point since September. The B.C. Liberals were down one point to 24 per cent support. The poll found 13 per cent support for the B.C. Green Party, and eight per cent for the B.C. Conservatives.

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Sidewalks funded

New sidewalks are coming to sections of White Rock, as efforts to upgrade the city’s pedestrian network continue. Approval to award a contract valued between $650,000 and $700,000 to Imperial Paving Ltd. was authorized this month. The work – expected to get underway late this month or early November – will tackle the east side of Anderson Street, from North Bluff Road to just south of Vine; the south side of Pacific Avenue, between Fir and Centre streets; the north side of Pacific, between Maple and Ewson streets; the north side of Magdalen Avenue; the west side of Magdalen Crescent; and the west side of Best Street, between Roper and Thrift Avenues. The sites were identified in the city’s 2006 Strategic Transportation Plan as high-priority, said Rob Thompson, the city’s director of engineering and municipal operations. Work progress is weather-dependent, however, the intent is to complete the new sidewalks by yearend, Thompson said at council’s Oct. 4 meeting. It must be finished by March, he added. One project pulled from the contract was a sidewalk along the Balsam hillside. Staff are reviewing other high-priority areas to determine which will take its place. - Tracy Holmes

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Faith on the Semiahmoo Peninsula

Glorious Chinese Christian Church English Worship Service 10:00 am 11:30 am (Nov. 7 start) 154th & 18th Ave., S. Surrey Sunnyside Community Hall Friday 7:15 pm 1480 George St. 604-303-1976, 778-878-6699

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9:00 am Afrikaan Service 10:30 am English Service Rev. V.D. Westhuizen preaching


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Women’s Film Festival October 22 at 7:00pm Wednesday lunch served at noon; Thursday lunch served at 11:30 am

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Sunday 10:30 am Morning Service

White Rock Lutheran Church Sunday Worship 10 am Reaching out in Service! Come as you are! All welcome!


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Faith Hope Love Church 604-538-9250

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More than 3,000 video cameras will be installed in nearly 600 TransLink diesel buses starting next year at a cost of $6.5 million. The surveillance cameras are already in all the electric trolleys that mainly serve the City of Vancouver, but the expansion to cover at least half the diesel fleet will extend their influence across more of the region. Coast Mountain Bus Co. spokesman Derek Zabel said it’s believed the video capability is already helping reduce the number of violent attacks on bus drivers. “We’re seeing a significant drop in Vancouver on assaults, which we would attribute to the cameras,” he said. “It’s having a deterrent effect.” The number of assaults across the system is down 22 per cent this year, to 94 as of Oct. 4, compared to 120 at the same time in 2009. Zabel said the next rollout of video cameras will apply to diesel buses that are 2006 or newer. First, however,

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Forward-mounted video cameras on buses will help determine fault when there’s a crash. work must be done to upgrade the data network to handle that much additional video being recorded, transferred and archived each day. Zabel said a later third phase will add video cameras to more buses and to 145 community shuttles. Each bus will have five to seven video



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segment to be retained. in accidents, he said. Sometimes an Zabel said bus drivers accident happens ahead can press a button of a bus and the driver to bookmark the recording to help police will flag the video for review, helping any quickly find a suspect future investigation. captured on video. The An image can technology quickly be has received transmitted to mixed reviews Transit Police from drivers, officers in the according field. to union The cameras are also spokesman Jim Houlahan. proving useful Video for local police evidence is forces, he said, Derek Zabel surfacing often adding Coast Coast Mountain when Coast Mountain Bus Co. Mountain is video has aided spokesman investigating the Vancouver complaints Police Department on a against drivers, sometimes leading to number of occasions. “It also helps us in the discipline, terminations and civil lawsuits. courts as well,” he said. The recordings “We can show the video footage of how exonerate drivers about as often as they prove the assault happened.” Video evidence is also they were at fault, helping determine fault Houlahan said.

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Bus drivers win round in absenteeism court fight


Dan Ferguson Black Press

A crackdown against chronic absenteeism by transit bus drivers in Metro Vancouver discriminated against people with disabilities, the B.C. Court of Appeal declared in a written decision released Friday The verdict reinstated a B.C. Human Rights Tribunal decision that the Coast Mountain Bus Company campaign against excessive employee absences went too far. It is a victory for the union that represents Coast Mountain employees, local 111 of the National Automobile, Aerospace Transportation and General Workers of Canada. The crackdown was launched after a 1997 report by the provincial auditor general found that B.C. transit workers had an absenteeism rate that was more than double the average of five other North American public transit companies. Under the “attendance management program,” employees who were considered to be off work too often would be warned, then given a maximum allowable number of absentee days with the threat of being fired for “excessive” absenteeism if they exceeded the limit any time over

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The union representing Metro bus drivers has won a ruling that finds a company crackdown against absenteeism was unfair. two years. The union complained the policy was applied “mechanistically” in a by-the-book approach that refused to recognize the situation of workers with chronic disabilities like arthritis, diabetes and Crohn’s disease, and created unfair stress and anxiety in such people placed in the program. A B.C. Human Rights Tribunal hearing ruled in 2008 that the policy amounted to a systemic discrimination against people with disabilities because it was applied in a rigid fashion that did not take into account any special circumstances until after

the two-year warning had been issued. The company was ordered to stop applying the policy to people with “chronic or recurring disabilities” and told to pay six employees $5,000 to $6,000 each for “injury to dignity, feelings, and self-respect.” The company appealed to the B.C. Supreme Court and won a ruling in 2009 that portions of the tribunal decision were “unreasonable,” in particular the declaration that the policy amounted to “systemic discrimination.” The Appeal Court decision reversed that ruling and reinstated the finding.

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Taking out garbage will cost 18 per cent more Jeff Nagel Black Press

Households and businesses will pay sharply more to dump garbage at transfer stations next year. Metro Vancouver intends to raise waste tipping fees 18 per cent from $82 to $97 per tonne as of Jan. 1. The new price amounts to a 36 per cent increase in two years and Metro officials have signaled continued hikes in future years are likely. Next year will also be the first time it will cost $20 to get rid of an old mattress. Metro officials say the charge is because it’s difficult to process mattresses for recycling. Tipping fees for recyclables is

also going up. It will cost $63 per tonne (up from $59) to drop off yard and garden waste for recycling. Food waste will also be part of that green waste category next spring. Because green waste will cost $34 less per tonne than dumping regular garbage, officials hope there will be incentive to separate compostable waste. Clean, untreated wood waste will be accepted at the green waste rate. Minimum dumping fees of $10 for small loads ($20 at peak times at some transfer stations) remain unchanged. Waste-handling costs are rising and a decline

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5 Star Return-It Depots Set the Standard

Semiahmoo Bottle Depot assures customers of the best possible recycling experience.


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This year’s edition promises all manner of ghoulishness, courtesy of elaborate special effects and animatronics. For more information, call 604-572-7706.

Cellphone comedy

White Rock Players Club’s current presentation, the dark comedy Dead Man’s Cell Phone, by Sara Ruhl, runs until Oct. 23 at Coast Capital Playhouse, 1532 Johnston Rd. Directed by Dave Carroll, the play starts with two simple elements. A cellphone ringing insistently in a quiet cafe, and a stranger at the next table who has had enough. Throw in a dead man and a lot of loose ends and you have the premise for what the club describes as “a wildly imaginative, beguiling comedy.” It’s also the odyssey of a woman forced to confront her own assumptions about morality, redemption, and the need to connect in a technologically-obsessed world, plus an examination of how we memorialize the dead – and how that remembering changes us. Featured actors are Candace Marrington, Brent Cross, Rosemary Schuster, Melissa Pope, Scott Kristjanson and Kristina Herrod. Performances are at 8 p.m., with a 2:30 p.m. matinee on Sunday, Oct. 17. Tickets ($17, $15 for students seniors and Coast Capital Savings members) are available from 604-536-7535 or www.

Halloween dances

Mojo Zydeco is back with its ever-popular Halloween Dance, Oct. 30 at 8 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion Crescent Branch 240, 2643 128 St. For tickets, information, call 604-535-1080 or visit www.mojozydeco. com The White Rock Elks Club presents Halloween at the Elks Lodge, Sunday, Oct. 31 from 6:30 to 10 p.m., 1469 George St., featuring the music of Fyne Tuned.

Benefit concert

Childcare Canada presents The Sky’s The Limit, a benefit concert, featuring The Sky Family’s Fiery Faith and Fiddles show – a high energy Celtic dance and gospel production – Friday, Oct 29 at 7:30 p.m. at Gracepoint Community Church, 3487 King George Blvd. Proceeds go to benefit the Surrey-based organization, which does humanitarian work in eight countries world-wide, ranging from sponsoring children to constructing irrigation systems, schools and orphan centres. For tickets ($25, or $10 for children under 12) call 604-575-7902, or visit www.

Stars of Bollywood

Tickets are available now for the dance show Stars of Bollywood, Nov. 6, 8 p.m. at Surrey Arts Centre, 13750 88 Ave. Created by choreographer Shiamak Davar, who has been responsible for the modernized Indian dance sequences in many blockbuster Bollywood classics – with such stars as Amitabh Bachchan, Sharukh Khan and Madhuri Dixit – the show brings classic routines from films to the stage in a colourful, energetic and exciting live stage show featuring his touring troupe. Tickets ($30, students and seniors $28) are available from 604-501-5566 or www.arts.

White Rock Gallery

White Rock Gallery’s first formal group show in two years, Fusion, opens this Friday (Oct. 22, 7-10 p.m.) and Saturday (Oct. 23, 1-4 p.m.) with artists in attendance both days. Featured in the show are works by Susan Flaig, Laura Harris, Min Ma, Ray Ward and Donna Zhang. All paintings will also be posted on the gallery’s website show page at 7 p.m. on Oct. 22, while the physical show will continue through Oct. 31 at the gallery, 1247 Johnston Rd. For more information, call 604-538-4452, or visit

Haunted Barn

Just in time for Halloween, The Haunted Barn returns to the spooky confines of 3048 192 St., Oct. 20-31, open weekdays from 7 to 9 p.m. and weekends from 7 to 10 p.m. The shudder-ful experience, which comes with an “intensely scary” warning, features the talents of Earl Marriott Secondary students and their, quite literally, frightening expertise.


Live Theatre IN WHITE ROCK at the beautiful Coast Capital Playhouse

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Calling home

Brent Cross and Candace Marrington appear as Gordon and Judy in the White Rock Players Club production of Sara Ruhl’s dark comedy Dead Man’s Cell Phone, directed by David Carroll, which runs at Coast Capital Playhouse until Saturday (Oct. 23). Proceeds go to scholarships for EMS students, as well as exposing budding thespians to a unique live theatre performance event. Tickets are $7.50. For more information, contact


White Rock-based alt-rock band Quartered is holding a licensed and allages CD release party Oct. 23, 8 p.m. at Vancouver’s Rickshaw Theatre (254 E. Hastings St.) to officially launch its longawaited album Walks Like A Ghost. The event, staged by the band, also includes guest bands FAME (from Winnipeg), Gentleman Prefer Blondes and Stella. Recorded in Vancouver at legendary Mushroom Studios, Walks Like A Ghost was produced by Ben Kaplan (Chevelle, Trapt,

The Gallows and Biffy Clyro). The gutsy, genre defying sound of the band (think Deftones meets Alexisonfire) has won fans with a blend of melodic and experimental metal, including odd time signatures, hook-laden bridges and brutally hardcore riffs. The CD release follows a busy year for the band, which included a two-week tour of the Phillipines (including sharing the stage with Lamb Of God and Testament at the Pulp Summer Slam Festival) plus a cross-Canada pre-release promotional tour for Walks Like A Ghost. For more information, tickets, visit www.

House of Horrors

Potter’s will usher in Halloween with its own brand of spook-tacular House of Horrors Oct 15 to 31 (6-10 p.m. nightly) at the nursery and garden store, 12530 72 Ave.

The Royal Canadian Theatre Co. – currently in rehearsal for its Christmas pantomime, Ellie King’s Alice In Wonderland – urgently needs a rehearsal and set-building venue. Due to construction activities closing its usual Cloverdale space, the company is seeking a suitable area for the next two months (ideally 50 by 50 feet and 12 feet high, with a large loading door). The company is prepared to give free publicity and advertising to a donor, plus tax receipts for the donation, and possibly even a nominal rent. The production will play at Surrey Arts Centre this December. For more information, or to offer help, contact

Roxy’s show

International Artist’s Day (Oct. 25) is also the first day of Peninsula painter Bette Corsan’s first solo show in White Rock, at restaurant venue Roxy’s By The Beach, 15565 Marine Dr. Work on display will include acrylic paintings and mixed-media pieces utilizing fused glass, collage and recycled materials. Opening is 7-9 p.m. Oct. 25, and the show runs to Nov. 8.

Artists’ showcase

Several local artists will join forces to celebrate International Artist’s Day this month, with a special show at Oxford Street Studios. The work of Chris MacClure, Fernando Tames, Marilyn Hurst, Lori McPhee and Serge Dube will be on display at the show, which opens on Oct. 16 and runs until Oct. 25. The studio is located at 1184 Oxford St. For more information, call 604-536-3049.

The White Rock Players’ Club is opening their 2010-2011 Season with “DEAD MAN’S CELL PHONE” Written by Sarah Ruhl & Directed by Dave Carroll “A tragic comedy”

Oct. 6 - 23, 8:00 pm Curtain

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Surrey Gallery is hosting Our World As We See It, a group exhibition of recent paintings, and other two dimensional works by Painters and pottery members of The South Surrey and Semiahmoo Arts Gallery (White White Rock Art Society. Rock and District Community Arts The exhibition, which includes Council) 90 1959 152 St. presents a landscapes, still lifes portraits and variety of work by Peninsula artists abstract compositions, runs until until Oct. 29. Featured will Nov. 28. Founded nearly be the wildlife paintings of 50 years ago the club’s miniaturist Wendy Mould purpose has remained and the ‘oriental’-style the same over the years: brush painting of Becky to further the creative McMahon, plus the the efforts of its members, work of the 32 members of spread knowledge and the Semiahmoo Potters. cultivate interest in Mould specializes in the arts. The gallery is producing small but located at 13750 88 Ave. colourful works that reflect the For information on opening hours, enjoyment of hiking and camping visit or call 604in the coastal forests and along the 501-5566. island shores. McMahon’s work Literary open mic is done on rice paper, which is so Semiahmoo Arts’ (Community absorbent that every brush stroke Arts Council of White Rock and using ink or watercolour is set District) literary series presents a immediately. series of open mic evenings starting The artist says she has spent a this month at Pelican Rouge Coffee lifetime being a careful observer of House, 15142 North Bluff Road. the natural world and delights in The next events will be at 7:30 p.m. “catching a glimpse of the hidden on Nov. 18, and Dec. 9. side of life.” The events provide an opportunity And she feels the discipline of for writers to read from their own making each brush stroke count work and for those who enjoy encourages her to “catch the listening to the works of local moment.” writers. Registration for readers The Semiahmoo Potters, now begins at 7 p.m. celebrating 16 years of sharing Cactus Flower crafting and firing techniques, are Surrey Little Theatre (7027 184 St.) showing and selling a wide variety presents the Broadway hit comedy of pottery ranging from functional Cactus Flower from Oct. 14 to Nov. mugs and dinnerware to abstract art 6. Directed by Brigitte Seib and Paul pieces. Cowhig, the show has performances For more information, call 604at 8 p.m., plus 2 p.m. matinees on 536-8333.

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Lifter raises bar at Commonwealth Games Nick Greenizan Sports Reporter

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Christine Girard won gold at Commonwealth Games in India.

When White Rock weightlifter Christine Girard came home from the Commonwealth Games in India last weekend, she not only carried with her a gold medal, but a new record, too. Girard, a Quebec native who moved to the Peninsula last year, struck gold in the women’s 69-kg division on Oct. 8, defeating her closest competitor by 19 kg.

Girard set a Commonwealth record in the snatch with a lift of 105 kg, and followed that with a 130-kg lift in the clean-and-jerk. Her 235-kg total score – also a Commonwealth record – earned her the gold medal; the silver was won by Seychelle’s Janet Georges. “It was really exciting, but that’s what I went there to do – win gold and set a new record,” Girard said. Her gold-medal performance was enough to earn her a nod as an

“athlete of honour” during Games’ closing ceremonies last week. The Games came under fire in late-summer as controversy swirled about the state of venues, security and athletes’ living quarters. By the start of the Games, everything was “just fine” Girard said, but she arrived in New Delhi early, having come directly from world championships in Turkey, along with fellow Peninsula lifter Katelynn Williams.

“They were still working on the sidewalks when we arrived,” she said. “And we had to run around to find sheets and blankets, and we had to clean our own rooms at first, too. “But it got better as it went on.” Girard, 25, now has Commonwealth Games medals of every colour – she won bronze in England in 2002 and silver in Melbourne, Australia in 2006.

Club honoured by Softball BC

Renegades snag awards Nick Greenizan Sports Reporter

The awards and accolades keep piling up for the White Rock Renegades. After a stellar summer that saw Renegade squads win four provincial softball titles and a pair of national crowns, it likely didn’t come as much of a surprise to anyone in attendance at Saturday’s Softball BC awards that the ’Gades figured so heavily into the nightly honours. The club scooped four awards – the senior A Renegades were named B.C’s senior team of the year and Sara Hopwood was named senior A player of the year, while Renegades ’91 head coach Chuck Westgard Chuck Westgard and star pitcher Nicole coach of the year Sidor were named coach of the year and minor player of the year, respectively. The ’91s capped its final season of minor softball with a provincial title as well as a national crown – the team’s fourth, dating back to peewee. The fourth title set a Canadian record, an honour Westgard said likely earned the team a spot in the Canadian Softball Hall of Fame. “It’s always nice to be recognized, but it really is a team award – that’s what I told everybody Saturday night. If not for the players and my assistant coaches, I would never have won,” said Westgard, who’s been nominated for coach-of-the-year honours twice before, but never won until this year. “I guess it was finally my time. It’s the team’s last year at the minor level, so it’s a real nice

White Rock Renegades ‘91 pitcher Nicole Sidor was named Softball BC’s minor player of the year at an awards night Saturday. way to go out, for sure.” With the ’91 Renegades done at the midget level, Westgard said next year he’ll coach the Renegades ’95, where his daughter, Toryce, plays. He’s unsure how long he’ll keep coaching, however. “All I know is that I’ll coach next year, for sure. I have a year-to-year contract with my wife about that,” he laughed. Westgard was quick to heap praise on Sidor, who also won top player honours in 2009. This year, Sidor guided the team to nationals, pitching three straight shutouts on the final two days of competition. “She threw three shutouts to win it – what

more can you say? She’s been dominant for us for a long time,” Westgard said. The evening was capped with the Renegades claiming top senior team honours, too. The senior squad won its third straight provincial title last summer, and won its first national title, too, in Kitchener, Ont. “They’re a very special group of athletes,” said head coach Bryan Sask, who won Softball BC’s coach-of-the-year award in 2005. That same year, his team – in midget at the time – was named the province’s top team. Coincidentally, Sask also announced his retirement from coaching then – something that clearly didn’t stick. After the ’05 awards,

Sask took an assistant-coaching position at Simon Fraser University before returning to coach the Renegades senior team in 2009. “I’m done now – it’s time to pass the torch, but it is really nice to go out on top,” he said. “There’s a lot of good coaches who can take over for me, and I really think this team is going to be good for a long time to come.” Sask insisted he’ll stay involved with softball in some capacity. And when chided by a reporter about his faux-retirement in 2005, he did leave the door open, ever so slightly, for a coaching return down the road. “Well, who knows? In five years, maybe I’ll be talking to you again.”



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Eagles derailed again by Express Nick Greenizan Sports Reporter

The Surrey Eagles’ struggles against the Coquitlam Express continued last week, after a 7-5 loss at the Coquitlam Sports Centre Wednesday. The defeat came just five days after a 7-3 loss at the hands of the Express, who have now defeated the Eagles in four of five head-tohead matchups this season. The Eagles had last weekend off, and return to the ice Friday for another matchup against the Express, this time at South Surrey Arena. On Saturday, the Birds travel to Langley to play the firstplace Chiefs, and the two teams will renew hostilities Sunday, for a 4 p.m. tilt in South Surrey. Last Wednesday, the Eagles jumped out to a 2-0 first-period lead on goals from rookie forward Michael Stenerson and Erik Cooper, but Coquitlam’s special teams drew the home side even before the intermission. Destry Straight scored a shorthanded marker at 10:41 of the period and Jason Gre-


cica – who played last season in Surrey – scored on the powerplay seven minutes later. In the second, Straight struck again, as did teammate Riley McIntosh, while the Eagles’ only goal came off the stick of 19-year-old newcomer Scott Holm. Richard Vanderhoek and Jeff Vanderlugt scored third-period goals for the Eagles, but Brad Reid, Garrick Perry and Straight – the latter into an empty net – all replied for Coquitlam.

Eagles notes

Despite not playing this weekend, Eagles’ forward Brad McGowan still leads the BCHL in scoring, with 31 points in 15 games. He has a one-point lead over Trail Smoke Eaters’ sniper Sam Mellor and Langley’s Matt Ius. ■ The Eagles’ pink-and-white home sweaters – which they’ll wear Oct. 22 as part of the team’s breast-cancer awareness fundraiser – are now up for auction, ahead of time, on the team’s website, www.


• At Historic Stewart Farm 13723 Crescent Road Glass, Crystal, China ID Clinic Expert appraiser Al Bowen will give you a verbal appraisal of the date, origin, purpose and value of your antique glass, crystal and china. Saturday, November 6 10:00am-12noon OR 1:00pm-3:00pm

• At Surrey Museum 17710-56A Avenue Antique ID Clinic Come away from this entertaining session with expert local appraiser Al Bowen with a detailed verbal appraisal of your heirlooms. Saturday, November 20 10:00am-12noon OR 1:00pm-3:00pm

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Surrey Eagles’ defenceman Riley Sweeney moves up the ice with the puck – with Coquitlam’s Paul De Jersey in pursuit – during last Wednesday night’s game. The two teams play again this weekend.

Wise customers read the fine print: •, *, †, ±, ††, §, ∞ The New Fall Colours Event offers are limited time offers which apply to retail deliveries of selected new and unused models purchased from participating dealers on or after October 1, 2010. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Offers subject to change and may be extended without notice. See participating dealer for complete details and conditions. •$21,480 Purchase Price applies to 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan Canada Value Package (24F+CL9) only and includes $6,500 Consumer Cash Discount. $19,980 Purchase Price applies to 2010 Dodge Journey SE (22F+CLE) only and includes $1,250 Consumer Cash Discount. Pricing includes freight ($1,400) and excludes licence, insurance, registration, any dealer administration fees and other applicable fees and applicable taxes. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Dealers may sell for less. 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Pricing includes freight ($1,400) and excludes licence, insurance, registration, any dealer administration fees and other applicable fees and applicable taxes. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Dealers may sell for less. ±Variable Prime Rate financing up to 84 months is offered on approved credit on most new 2010 and 2011 vehicles to qualified retail customers through TD Financing Services and Royal Bank of Canada. Bi-weekly payments shown are based on 84 month terms. Variable rate shown is based on TD and RBC Prime Rate and fluctuates accordingly. Payments and financing term may increase or decrease with rate fluctuations. RBC offer is not open to dealers in Quebec. TD offer is not open to residents of Newfoundland and Labrador, Yukon, Nunavut and Northwest Territories. Some conditions apply. 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Big Kahuna Rams’ head coach Chris Butschler (right) will not be back on the sidelines for the B.C. junior football team next season.

Rams begin search for new head coach Nick Greenizan Sports Reporter

After 12 seasons with the Big Kahuna Rams, head coach Chris Butschler has stepped down – and the search is already on for someone to fill his shoes. Rams president Gord Querin could not be reached for comment Monday, but on the team’s website thanked Butschler for his years of service, adding that the team was already accepting applications for the vacant post. Butschler and his brother, Andrew, are largely credited with resurrecting the Rams’ program which, according to a Rams’ press release, was on the brink of folding before the Butschlers came aboard in 1999. The duo were co-head coaches for three years, and won the BC Football Conference’s coach-of-the-year award in 2000. After Andrew left the team to join the UBC Thunderbirds in 2002, Chris coached the Rams alone for three seasons, before stepping back for a few years, at which time Tyler McLaren – currently the team’s defensive co-ordinator – took over the top job. McLaren eventually gave way to Jeff Lochbaum in 2006, but Lochbaum’s tenure lasted just two games before he was fired along with offensive co-

ordinator Gary Etcheverry. Butschler took over as head coach at that point. He leaves with an overall coaching record of 64-42-4. Under his watch, the Rams also never missed the playoffs. He could not be reached for comment. Though his work and personal commitments kept him from speaking to the media much this season, Butschler was always one of the more outspoken coaches on the junior circuit. Once, after a particularly tough loss last season, he said his team “played like timid little girls,” while on another occasion he drew the ire of former Chilliwack Huskers’ head coach Howie Zaron after suggesting Rams’ linebacker John Tietzmann was more deserving of BCFC defensive player-the-year honours than Huskers’ lineman David Bosch, who won the award. Butschler said Bosch won the award because Zaron “kissed everybody’s ass.” Zaron responded the following week, telling Peace Arch News, “Chris has been part of this league for 20-something years. If he wants to whine and snivel and cry like a little baby, maybe should go and coach something else.”

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Margaret Briton (Peggy)

Peacefully on August 26th 2010 at Peace Arch Hospital. Beloved mother of Lynne Marshall and Rod Michelson. Grandmother to Tom, Mike, Jeff & Jamie and great granny to Samantha and Robin. A celebration of Peggy’s life will take place in the Spring of 2011. WATKISS, Norman 1916 - 2010 Norman passed away on Saturday October 16th, 2010 after a difficult 3 yrs. He chose his ending. He will be greatly missed by his wife and all who knew him. Graveside service will be held on Friday October 22, at 2pm at Sunnyside Cemetery.

It is with our deepest sorrow we announce the passing of Ron with his wife by his side. Ron will be loved through eternity and our memories of him will be forever cherished by his wife Judy, children Michele (Brad), Michael and Anthony (Sheila) grandchildren Morgan, Ashton (Crash) and Amy, truck driver buddy Carl, his favourite niece Lorna, one brother and four sisters. In the early years Ron worked up North but the call of the road was too strong. He began driving long distance that lasted for 48 years. Ron had an inquiring mind and many interests, he always had a story, joke or a good conversation to share. He loved working on trucks, painting pictures and loved to play his guitar. He was intriqued by gadgets and electronics and always wanted to know how they worked. When he retired at 65 his wife Judy got sick and he was her caregiver for three years. There will be no service by request. Cremation will be private. Ron made friends wherever he went, he treasured his friends and the time he spent with them. Ron will be sadly missed but never forgotten. Who could forget that smile and the twinkle in his eye, he touched the hearts of many. Many thanks go to Jeff Mayer, Dale and Sandy Cleveland, Gerda Clifford, Chrissie Jenson and my favourite cook Jean. Ron Many times I’ve needed you Many times I’ve cried If my love could have saved you Ron You never would have died It broke my heart to lose you But you didn’t go alone For you took a part of me with you The day God called you home Always loved and forever remembered. Your loving wife Judy. Donations to the heart fund would be appreciated.



Retro Design & Antiques Fair 175 tables & booths of fun, fabulous finds for you & your eclectic abode! Sunday, October 24th, 10am-3pm Croatian Cultural Centre, 3250 Commercial Drive, Vancouver Info: 604-980-3259. Admission $5.

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(This is a busy 35 hours per week position, Monday through Friday) Sources Community Resources Society requires an Assistant for general reception and clerical duties which include operation of the Nortel telephone system, processing cash & receipts, and maintaining the website. •

Must be a high school graduate with a minimum of three years receptionist/ secretarial experience. Business college certificate is an asset.

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Gardening experience necessary. The candidate will be responsible for basic gardening, pruning and site clean up, balancing of pools/hot tubs. Must have valid BCDL and reliable vehicle. Job sites mainly in White Rock.

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They are impossible to clean and always loaded with cob webs, even when painted still look dirty. We can give you a beautiful, clean, flat ceiling, lovely to look at & will modernize your home. CALL FRIENDLY BENJAMIN 604-230-7928 or 604-538-3796


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10 YRS. EXP. CALL DAVE: 604-614-3416 Moving & Storage Visa OK. 604-628-7136 AAA ADVANCE MOVING Experts in all kinds of moving/packing. Excellent Service. Reas. rates! Different from the rest. 604-861-8885


D Conversion from cedar to Asphalt, Shingles, Fibreglass D 30, 40, 50 years Warranty D WCB, BBB, Liability Ins. Free Estimates. Call Gary 604-599-5611 OR Visit

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

EAST WEST ROOFING & SIDING CO. Roofs & re-roofs. BBB & WCB. 10% Discount, Insured. Call 604-812-9721, 604-783-6437 GL ROOFING & Repairs. Cedar shakes, Asphalt Shingles, Flat roofs BBB, WCB Insured. 604-240-5362

Local & Long Distance


From 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 10 Ton Trucks Insured ~ Licenced ~ 1 to 3 Men Free estimate/Seniors discount Residential~Commercial~Pianos

604-537-4140 Pac-Man Movers 20 years exp ~ Reas rates. Call Kevin: (604)837-2744




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

MILANO PAINTING 604 - 551- 6510 S S S S

Professional Painters Free Estimates Written Guaranteed Bonded & Insured

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


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Quality Workmanship Guaranteed RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL PAINTING • Carpentry • Renovations *Insured *Since 1978 *Licensed *WCB




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







Home, Garden & Design Solutions

White Rock/S.Surrey Disposal


One Call Does It All


Same Day Service

Andrew 778-868-3374



ALLAN CONST. & Asphalt. Brick, concrete, drainage, foundation & membrane repair. (604)618-2304 ~ 604-820-2187.



10% OFF if you Mention this AD! AMAN’S PLUMBING SERVICES Lic.gas fitter. Reas $. 778-895-2005 $38/HR!Clogged drains,drips,garbs sinks, Reno’s toilets. No job too small! Lic’d/insured. 778-888-9184 AAA HOT WATER TANKS PLUS Plumbing and heating Services. Licensed * Ticketed * Insured * 778-994-1637


ALASKAN MALAMUTE 7 mos. puppy $900 for details see or 604-857-0434. BLACK M. LAB, 4 1/2 months old, house trained. Needs home. Loves dogs, people, kids. $300 but neg for right family. 604-945-3657 BLUE NOSE BULLIES. Pit bulls. All colors, shots, vet ✓. Ready to go. UKC regd $1000 obo 778-237-2824 BOSTON Terrier pups 10 wks, registered, micro chip, vet ✔ shots, dewormed, these are gorgeous pups delivery avail $900+ (604)557-3291 Boston Terriers pups, ckc reg, vet checked, reputable breeder, excellent pedigree. (604)794-3786 BOXER PUPPIES, great temperament, family raised, stunning colors, vet ✓ dewormed, 1st shots $950 each. Call 604-341-1445 CATS & KITTENS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats.604-309-5388 / 856-4866 CHIHUAHUA P.B. M $495, F $595. 8wks Vet✓1st shots, absolutely gorgeous.Delivery avail. 604-557-3291 CHIHUAHUAS, tiny pups, 8 wks old, ready to go. 1 male, 1 female. parents to view $700 (604)794-7347.



APPLIANCES RANGERS OCEAN PARK APPLIANCE Appliances Wanted Cash for Some. Call (604)538-9600

WANTED GOOD USED newer fridges, stoves, washers & dryers. $ for some. Call (604)536-9092


UNDER $100

ANTIQUE OAK Dining Chair - $35: (604)538-5195 Plastic Patio Table - oval, Weed Eaters, Upholstered Rocker. All for $40: (604)538-5195


UNDER $400

ANTIQUE OAK DROP FRONT DESK - $400: (604)538-5195



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



AT A CLICK of a mouse, is your local source to over 300,000 businesses! SECTIONAL SUITE. 5 pce genuine leather, Marco sectional suite, w/power recliner & incline chaise. Used 2 mos, like brand new. Cost $2,800. Sell $2,000. 604-541-9773

WORLD’S CHEAPEST Rubbish Removal from $40: Seriously - Check with me first Rob - 604-835-5991


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ENGLISH BULLDOG, CKC reg. 8 wks old, shots, microchip, vet ✔. Healthy, happy, gorgeous. Health gurant’d. $2500. 778-895-8453.



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

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



20 Acres-$0 Down! $99/mo. Near Growing El Paso, Texas. Guaranteed Owner Financing, No Credit Checks. Money Back Guarantee.FreeMap/Pictures. 800755-8953

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615 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY WHITE ROCK: For Sale. Commercial/Retail. 5 corners. 1300 / 2214 s/f. Incl. 5 u/g pkng. 604-996-9887.



OCEAN PARK 3 bdrm, 2 bath rancher, 66 x 122 lot with private backyard. Lane access. RV parking. Workshop. Drive by 13062 15A Ave. Call to make appt. $590,000: No Agents, Serious inquiries only. 604-240-2374 Stewart PONDEROSA #25,14909 32 Ave, Rancher Townhouse 2 bed, 2 bath, 2 fire, 2 patio, 2 car, no stairs $539,000 604-536-9368



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


DOGO ARGENTINO MASTIFFS PB, 3 mos. old.1 male, 3 females. $1500. 778-242-0862 or 778-808-5600.



LARGE ARIZONA BUILDING LOTS FULL ACRES AND MORE! Guaranteed Owner Financing. No Credit check. $0 down - 0 interest. Starting @ just $89/mo. USD. Close to Tucson’s Intl. Airport. For Recorded Message 800-631-8164 Code 4001 or visit Offer ends 11/30/10!

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



BUILDING SALE... “ROCK BOTTOM PRICES!” 25X30 $4,577. 30X40 $6,990. 32X60 $10,800. 32X80 $16,900. 35X60 $12,990. 40X70 $13,500. 40X100 $23,800. 46X140 $35,600. OTHERS. Ends optional. Pioneer MANUFACTURERS DIRECT 1-800-668-5422.

DINING ROOM SUITE, 6 chairs, 2 pedestal table, $200. Couch and matching chair $75, good cond. 604-531-4793 Must see!

ISA Certified, Fully Insured “Right Tree - Right Location” Rob Kootnikoff 604-538-6278, 778-839-5034


B.C.’s Premier Full Service Home Renovation & Landscaping Company Authorized Contractor For Home Depot

S Pruning S Removals S Hedge Trimming DISPOSAL BINS. 4 - 40 yards. From $179 - $565 incl’s dump fees. Call Disposal King. 604-306-8599.

Let MPB make your renovation dreams come true!

BBB • WCB • Fully Insured • 20 Years

503 Peninsula Tree Preservation


Wrought Iron by Jozef: Candleholders- floor + table styles; wall sconces, upholstered bench - 20”l x 14”w x 21” h. $20-$200: 604-535-0770




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VIZSLA PUPS, champion lines, shots, guaranteed. $750 email or call 604 819 2115


Make us your first call! Reasonable Rates. Fast, Friendly & Uniformed Staff.


ST. BERNARD pups, loyal family dogs, approx. 175lb as adults. Last couple, $850/ea. (604)462-8605

Derek @ (604)762-5300



GERMAN SHEPHERD Reg’d pups, quality German & Czech bloodlines. Guaranteed. Call 604-856-8161. JACK RUSSELL PUPS 2 males, tri colored, tails docked & dew claws. Vet ✔ , view parents. Ready Nov. 9 (10 weeks) 604-820-4236 JACK RUSSELL pups, cute, short, stocky, smooth coat, tails doc, 2nd shots. $375 (604)798-9233 Chwk MALTI/SHIH-TZU/POODLE X. Pups & adults. Adorable choc. & other colours. $700. 604-820-9469 MANX - X KITTENS. Free to good homes. Please leave message @ 778-846-6794 NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! or call: 604856-3647. ORGANICALLY FED KITTENS, indoor/outdoor, much loved, litter trained. $40. Call (604)538-2980.

Andrew 604-618-8585 $ Best Rates $

Repairs/Restoration/Conversions Maintenance & Replacement Call Now for your Free Estimate A+ Rating, BBB, Insured In Business Since 1985

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

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

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



Licensed & Insured Contractor Call to book your free in home estimate today!

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Interior / Exterior Renovation Specialists Steve Pendlington

This is The Team You Want! Call (604) 340-3004



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Wednesday, October 20, 2010 Peace Arch News


1 bedroom suites for rent, heat, water, parking included in the rent, by Semiahmoo Library, $725 per month, available now.


Marius 604-721-4713

Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley





CRESCENT BEACH 3bdm House; short-term lease; $2000 incl util/cable/internet/phone; dog OK; 6-acres, fenced. Call 604 809-4025 CRESCENT BEACH bright, and quiet 3 bdrm., 2 baths, fully furn. house, N/S. Immed. till June 30. $1900 mo. + utils. 604-377-7770

BUY IT OR RENT IT YOUR CHOICE 1561 Vidal St. Centrally located in White Rock beautiful top floor, quiet unit, 1 bdrm & den. Balcony, insuite ldry, 1½ baths, u/g parking. Newer appls. & carpet. N/S. $995/mo. Contact owner 604-541-6144 or 604-828-2440 For purchase $243,500 Contact Blair Miller, Remax 604-541-4888

WHITE ROCK 1340 Fir St. 1 Bdrm $825 incl hw/heat. Nov 1. NS/NP. (604)842-9581 or (604)536-0196 WHITE ROCK

1580 EVERALL ST. 1 Bdrm $825/mo & up, 2 bdrms $1200/mo & up. Avail now. Spacious, close to beach, shops, buses, recent reno’d.


WHITE ROCK - 2 Bdrm apt. 2 bathroom $1325/mo. Behind the library. Heat, hot water & u/g parking incl. H/w flrs, Laundry. Avail. now. (604)721-4713

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

Call 604-589-5693

WHITE ROCK. 2 BDRM, quiet bldg, newly reno’d, $950 incl heat, hot water, prk. Avail Nov. 1st. Sorry no pets. Phone 604-538-8408. WHITE ROCK area: Spac 1 bdrm & den suite. Walk to malls, bus, rest; large patio. In-ste lndry. $1250/mo gas incld. N/P, N/S. 604-531-9457.


Close to Semiahmoo Mall

1 & 2 BEDROOM Concrete Hi-rise. 55+, NS/NP Heat, hot water, & light included


WHITE ROCK Marine Dr. Nice 1 bdrm top flr,1 prkg, avl now ns/np $850 cbl/net/hyd incl 604-536-3600

S. Sry. 2970 King George Blvd. 1 bdrm, 1 bath units in the Watermark Bldg. N/S. N/P. $1,000. W. Rock, 1119 Vidal. Top flr 2 bdrms, 2 bath. N/S. N/P. $1400. S. Sry. #1, 14085 Nicowynd Pl. Grd flr. 2 bdrm 2 bth, corner unit, huge deck. Sml pet neg. N/S. $1750. Call Sheri M 604-535-8080 Plus! Full pictures & info. on our website South Surrey: Elgin 3500sf exec. home, cul-de-sac, office, 5 bdrms, 3-1/2 bthrms, nanny suite, hot-tub. Open kitchen, granite. Nov 1. n/s, n/p. $2700: Refs 604-916-1659 S. SURREY. Updated 3 bdrm. 1.5 bath on acreage, beautiful gardens, tv room down, new appl. $1400/mo. Np/ns. Avail. immed. 604-992-4920 SUNNYSIDE. 3 bdrm house, 1 f/bath. Priv, quiet, fncd. Refs. Nr all amens. Avail Nov. 1. $1650/mo + utils. 604-536-6040, 604-760-8273

WHITE ROCK oceanview 3rd flr 1540sf condo, 2bdrm + den inste ldry 2 prkg strg locker, heat/hotwater adult oriented NS/NP Avail now $1600/mo. View: 604-596-1971


Call Jennifer 778-881-3402 WHITE ROCK

Call Now! 604-536-0220 or email:

WHITE ROCK - avail. Nov. 1. Fully renovated 2 bdrm T/H with new bathrms & kitchen w/ granite counter tops, located on Vidal St. $1200 mo. Call Phil 604-535-9009



1 bdrm 800 sq/ft level entry ground floor suite. Lovely fireplace, new Ikea kitchen, paint and carpets. Large laundry room offers extra storage. Covered pkng & garden maintenance incl. Near transit & all amenities. $800/month.

Call 604-307-3693

WHITE ROCK. 1 bdrm. full kitchen, w/d, 1 block from beach. Clean. Garage, priv entry. Ns/np. Suitable for 1. Avail. immed. 604-418-6649 WHITE ROCK. 1 bdrm grnd lvl, priv entry, $795/mo Avail Nov. 1. Sm pet ok. N/S. 604-716-3551.

2007 Sunseeker m/h Ford E450, 1 slide, 31.6’, slps 6, generator, 15.500mi, $48,500 obo (604)8244552 or 604-813-9387 (van)


1971 VALIANT, 4 dr, slant 6, auto, p/s, collector plates, $4850 obo. (604) 594-0404, 910-0643

CREDITORS AND OTHERS having claims against the estate of NORMA GERTRUDE AKRE otherwise known as NORMA G. FOSTER formerly of 15521 Russell Avenue, White Rock, B.C., Deceased who died on the 30th day of October 2008 are required to send full particulars of such claims to the undersigned Executor at # 106, 1656 Martin Drive, Surrey, B.C. V4A 6E7 on or before the 17th day of November, 2010 after which date the estate assets will be distributed having regard only to claims that have been received.


Roy Cammack Executor



1948 MERCURY TRUCK M68, p/b, 351M motor. New paint/chrome, $17,500. (604) 594-0404, 910-0643



1958 Retractable FORD, p/s, p/b, V8 auto, continental kit & skirts, $27,500. (604) 594-0404, 910-0643 1966 VALIANT Signet, bucket seats 4 shift rblt auto, slant 6 $1500 obo. (604) 594-0404, 910-0643


$0 DOWN & we make your 1st payment at auto credit fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599. DLN 30309.

AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $100 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673



Executive 1 bdrm ste, grnd lvl, sep entrance, fridge stove. N/S, N/P, N/Drugs. Avail Nov 1st. $850/mo. incl’s heat. Call 604-880-2625.





Auto-Tech Clinic aka

Bikelane Electric Bicycle Sales # 4- 2450 King George

604 - 531 - 1363

Local Family Business Caring About Our Environment!


BEATERS UNDER $1000 1989 BUICK CENTURY 4 dr, blue, fully loaded all power, good running cond. $600obo. 604-530-8670






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1-888-431-4466 TAX RECEIPT ISSUED A Program of White Rock Millennium Rotary Club

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Donate Your Car - Share a Little Magic

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

WHITE ROCK 2500 152nd, exec. 3 bdrm. plus family t/h, 6 appl., 2.5 baths, f/p, garage, $1800 mo. Avail. Nov. 1. C.21 Prudenatial 604-2323039

1989 KUSTOM KOACH, 23’ - 5th wheel. In good condition. $4,300 (604)856-3819

2006 Ford F350 XLT 4X4 diesel, long box, crew cab, like new, low kms $21,000. 604-750-0606


Call 604-538-4599

Houses, Townhomes, Condo’s & Suites

OCEAN PARK, 2 bdrm, own ent, ldry, prkg, strg, 10 min walk to beach. NS/NP. $895/mo. 778-2921636 OCEAN PARK just a stroll to crescent beach bright lrg bdrm +den/bdrm garden lvl 1000sf sep ent priv patio f/p d/w, w/d, ns/np Nov 1. $975/mo. 604-760-4276. OCEAN PARK. Some view. Newer 2 bdrm. priv. ldry, f/p, alarm, priv. entry. Close to bus, shops & beach. $1200/mo. incl. utils. Ns/np. Avail. Nov. 1st. 778-772-5181 OCEAN PARK. South facing, newly renovated large 1 bdrm suite. 2 baths. W/D, F/P. $1050/mo. Avail. immed. Call 604-541-4068. S. SURREY: 168/31 Ave: 1 Bdrm. Suits quiet, mature single adult. Priv ent garden level to patio area w/mtn view. Gas f/p, h/w flrs, prkg, shrd W/D. $850/mo incl. utils. N/S, N/P. Avail. Nov 1st. 604-531-2677. S. SURREY. 3 bdrm. suite. Laundry, gas f/p. No smoking, no pets. $900/mo. Call 1-250-629-3781 S.SURREY Like new bright priv 1 bdrm. Suit single. Nr Southpointe. Walk out bsmt, f/p, soakertub, appls, w/d, NS/NP Incl cble, utils. $800. Avail Oct 1. 604-720-4343 S. SURREY new 1 bdrm. suite, avail. Nov. 1. Private entry, 5 appl., incl. laundry. 5 min. to uptown White Rock /Morgan Heights. Easy access to Hwy. 99, King George Blvd. and US border. N/P N/S. $800 mo. incl. self regulated heat, cable, electricity, laundry and internet. Contact Andre 604-765-9961 SURREY TYNEHEAD





1 Bdrm $775/mo to $825/mo 2 Bdrms $925/mo - $975/mo


GRANDVIEW HTS. New 1 bdrm bsmt suite. Patio. Hardwood floors. $650/mo. incl all utils. No laundry. N/S. NP. Avail. Nov. 1. Call 604560-1603 or 604-377-7535.


2003 FORD WINDSTAR LX-7 pass ext. van, V-6, air, loaded, 165K exc. cond. $3950 Langley 604.309.3135

1- 8

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


E. BEACH bright, clean 1 bdrm. New floors, paint. Priv. patio Suit N/S N/P single. Heat, hydro, cable, ldry. incl. $840 mo. 604-535-0791

2002 MONTANA Extended 8 Passsenger van. One owner. 169,000k, new tires, well maintained, all bills. Great Family Van. $5200 OBO 604882-8495

WHITE ROCK Ocean View 15307 Columbia Ave 2 bd, 2 ba, appl incl. $1600. NS. Avl now. 604-536-1525

T $$$

2 bedrooms and den, 2 baths, 5 appliances, heat, hot water & gas included. Available November 1st. No smoking no pets. $1400-$1500/mo


CLAYTON HEIGHTS, lge 2 bdrm. bsmt suite. Incl. util, W/D, D/W, int., alarm. N/S N/P $925 mo. avail Nov 1st (778)574-5273

2000 FORD WINDSTAR - Full pwr pkg, leather, 2 sets of tires & rims. Air, Immac. $4800: (604)649-6435


S. SURREY, good value, nice bldg. 1 bdrm w/garden patio, steps to mall / library, refs, $800 incl heat/ h water. or call 604-531-9669.

WHITE ROCK Lrg grnd flr 1 bdrm, quiet & clean, cls to beach & shops Avail now. N/S, $725/mo incl heat & hot water. 604-951-8632.



1999 TOYOTA Sienna- one owner $2500 Green 604-535-8860


SOMERSET GARDENS (S. Sry) Family housing, 1851 Southmere Cres. E. 2bdrm appt. starts at $875. Pet friendly, nr all amen, heat, Community garden. 604-451-6676

WHITE ROCK - Large 1 bdrm. $730/mo. n/s, n/p. Adult oriented. Heat, hot water & parking included. 604-538-7868 to view.

Houses S. Sry. 18253-0 Ave. Updated 3 bdrms, 2 bath. N/S N/P. $2,000.


S. SURREY Coach house, 1 bdrm top of garage, laundry, kitchen, dishwasher, hydro incl. Close to the border, and hwy.. Avail immed. $800 604-536-1397 604-818-0487 suit single


Nice quiet building. 1 & 2 bdrm suites. Includes: Hot water, cable, underground parking, video surveillance. NO PETS CALL 604-536-8499

Call 604-538-5337

Have Qualified Tenants Need Homes

S.SURREY Priv room w/en-ste in newer home, nice view nr shops & bus, ns/np. $700 incld utils. 604531-8147 eve/wkends.

1994 CHEV 3/4 Ton, Xcab short box, low kms, $5,500. Call 604-8563819


White Rock. Spacious all new 1600 sq.ft. upper ste. 1 mst bdrm w/lrge ensuite, laundry, loft (extra bdrm or office). Small deck with some view. All appls. $1400/mo. Nov 1. N/S. Sml pet only. 604-541-7919.




WHITE ROCK: Furn 1 bdrm & den. TV, priv bth. Fridge, shr w/d, d/w. Nr bus & beach. Very priv. $600 all incl. Phone (604)536-7247.










WHITE ROCK Recently reno’d Large bright studio suite, pri entry & lndry, centrally located, 1 blk from hospital & shopping, walk to beach. 4 appls $799 + 1/3 utils. Pet ok. Avail immed. 778-688-3459 or 604-539-8304.



White Rock’s most exclusive, luxury, unobstructed panoramic ocean view condo. Concrete bldg. 2 units per floor. 2100 sq. ft. 2 bdrm. master w/ large sitting area, 2 bath, den, large island kitchen, Gas cook top & F/P, large marble entrance, full size freezer, radiant heat, 2 car secure u/g parking, large storage areas, built in vac. syst. SW corner of Prospect & Martin. N/P N/S $2500/mo. Avail. now Call : George at 604-220-3513 or 604-535-9948 Long term lease available if desired!

OCEAN PARK 2 lvl home, 3 bdrms, 1.5 baths, totally updated, new appls, sec sys, enclosed grge, fully fncd. Bonus: ocean view from deck. N/S, pet neg. Avail Nov. 1st. $2000/mo. (604)728-1436

Call Mike 604-535-7206

1 Bdrm: $870/mo.





Call: 604-760-7882

S.SRY/SOUTHPOINTE, sub lease 710 sq.ft. prof office. Elevator, a/c, cable, less than 3 year term. 604535-2289,

Crescent Beach. Shr reno’d spac. house. lrg bdrm, furn or not. $600 incl utils. N/S. N/P. 604-538-6960.

WHITE ROCK. 2 bdrm, 1 bath. Nr Mall. $1095 incl heat/hotwater, Senior oriented. NS/NP.604-5369565 or 778-385-9565

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


WHITE ROCK. Upper floor, share laundry & kitchen, pet friendly. Centrally located 1 block from hospital & shops, large backyard. Avail. immed. $500/mo. furnished. Call 778-688-3459 or 604-539-8304

100 - 20436 Fraser Hwy, Langley WHITE ROCK CONDO The Ridgecrest 15 & Vidal St. Clean neat & tidy 1 bdrm & den condo on 3rd flr, 972 sq ft, 5 appl,heat incl. 1.5 bthrms, deck, 1 sec u/g pkg stall, n/s, n/p, lease req’d. Avail NOW. $925/mo. Call Sandi 604-534-7974 Visit us on the web at:


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.



1850 Southmere Cr. East

WHITE ROCK: Furnished 1 bdrm exec suite. Spac kitchen & liv/rm. Ideal for short term stay (min 1 month rental). Incl: lndry, ph., int. & parking. $1500/mo. Avail Nov. 1. 604-536-8595; 778-881-4223

WHITE ROCK. New 2 bdrm. 1 bath bsmt suite. In-suite ldry, lrg kitchen, alarm, 1 parking spot. Ns/np. Walk to hosp/school. $995/mo. incl all but phone. Avail Nov 1st. 604-531-4469




WHITE ROCK - New 1 Bdrm ground level suite . Walk to beach, bus. Private entry. 5 appliances. $800 incl utilities. No Smoking. 604319-9594


SURREY Ctrl, 1150 sf. 2 bdrm. gas f/p, skytrain, bus, mall & rec centre. np/ns, $1000, sec prkg, lndry, patio, now. 604-763-6407, 590-1250

WHITE ROCK: Gogg Ave. 3 bdrm home, 1 full bath & 1-2 piece bath. $2200/mo. Avail. Nov.1st. Call 604341-0371 or 604-518-7306 Kenny.

WHITE ROCK. Hillside. 1 bdrm, bright, s. facing, W/D, F/P. 1/2 blk to bus. $800. ns/np. 604-536-0028.


Call 604-842-2916

White Rock: E. Cottage. 1 bdrm + sm den, w/d, fcd yrd, priv prkg. Cln resp. n/s, refs. Walk to beach, hosp/ bus. Pet negot. $840 + utils. Oct 15 604-531-7746 after 11am

WHITE ROCK: 2 Bdrm ste $1150 incl utils. Newer home 1.5 blks to beach Ref’s Oct 25. 604-535-4121

1991 BMW 735 iL, grey w/black int, exc cond, fully loaded, new tires, $5500 obo. Call: (604)584-4516 1993 TOYOTA CAMRY, 1 owner, 149kms. Black/green. 4 snow tires. Mint cond. $1600. 604-538-7533. 1997 HONDA ACCORD, 4 dr. auto, aircared, fully loaded, good condition. $2100. 778-848-7621. 1998 HONDA CIVIC CX, h/b, red. 96k, aircared, mint, auto, $3,500. Must be seen. 604-584-8839 2001 HONDA ACCORD EX V6, 3L, $5500. Blue, let. gd cond, loaded, 224K mostly hwy. 604-314-8022. 2002 TOYOTA CAMRY LE, white, 70 k, all pwr, spoiler, exc cond. no accid. $9,990 obo. 604- 855-9217. 2005 KIA RIO 60,000 km., auto, A-1 cond. $5500. 604-538-3704 2008 HONDA CIVIC EX COUPE Red - Loaded, immaculate cond. Ext warr. 60k kms, Incl mag & snow tires $17,000 Call 604-888-7775


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WHITE ROCK Columbia St. 2100sf oceanview, 3 bdrm, 2 bath view, Oct 1. $2000/mo. N/S. Families welcome. Dogs ok. 778-861-2445

WHITE ROCK. 2 bdrm, laundry, gas F/P. NS/NP, $995/mth. Avail Nov. 1st. Call 778-292-1287.




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WHITE ROCK. 4 yr old home, 4 bdrms up & 2 bdrm down. Nov 16. 3700sf. $2500/mo. 604-535-6262.

WHITE ROCK. 2 bdrm. g/l suite. Nice & bright. F/p, own ldry, private entry & parking. Big strg. rm. Nov. Dec. 1st. $950/mo + utils. Ns/np. 604-536-5786.


2003 CHRYSLER PT CRUISER SE - auto, loaded. Fun, economical. Great shape. $3850 (604)514-4849 2008 CHEVROLET IMPALA - V-6, local, all pwr. options, no accidents, sandstone metallic, alloys, low Km’s 58k $12,995 604-328-1883

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*Large Bright 1 bdrm, avail now $835/mo. *1 Bdrm with partial view, avail Nov 1st, $935/mo. Incl Heat, H.Water,Pkng & Cable.

WHITE ROCK. 4 bdrm., 1.5 baths, 2 storey 2100 sq/ft family home. N/p, n/s. Lease req’d. Available. Dec. 1st. $2000/mo. 604-531-7530

White Rock. 2 bdrm bsmt. $900/mo incl cable, utils & shared laundry. N/S. Cat ok. Nov. 1. 604-541-6244.


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WHITE ROCK - 1 bdrm on ground floor, $1000/mo incl. utils. Very clean. 3 appl. w/d. (604)531-7784



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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WHITE ROCK. 2 RANCHERS. 3 bdrm. 2 bath $1500/mo. & 2 bdrm. 1 bath $1300/mo. Near hospital. Oct. 15. Large yards. 604-897-5554



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

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SOUTH SURREY/ WR 2 bdrms, 2 bathrms condo. New flooring, freshly painted, gas fireplace, in suite laundry, secure parking, quiet private west balcony facing green space. Close to South Point Mall and trans. 2855 152nd st.. $1200/ mon, n/s, available now, Nov. 1,. call Lee 604-970-6753.












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Peace Arch News Wednesday, October 20, 2010

All new for 2011

Toyota Sienna Available with all wheel drive.

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starts from equipped with a 2.71 4 cylinder & front wheel drive.

Sienna V6 starts at $30,460

Outstanding fuel efficiency.

MPG 22 City, 31 Hwy. Litres 12.8 City, 9 Hwy.

2010 Toyota Corolla

2010 Toyota Matrix

Financing from 0% or up to $3000 Cash Discount

2010 Toyota RAV4

Financing from 0% or up to $3500 Cash Discount

2010 Toyota Prius

Financing from 1.9% or up to $3000 Cash Discount

Financing from 0% or up to $3000 Cash Discount

2010 Toyota Tundra

Financing from 1.9% or up to $6000 Cash Discount

Financing at 0% APR for terms up to 36 months for RAV4 and 48 months on 2010 Corolla. Example: $10,000 financed at 0% requires 48 monthly payments of $208.33. Total cost of borrowing is $0 and there are no administration fees. Financing at 1.9% APR for terms up to 36 months for Prius and 48 months on Tundra. Example: $10,000 financed at 1.9% over three years requires 36 monthly payments of $285.99. Total cost of borrowing is $295.64 and there are no administration fees. Finance offers and cash discounts are mutually exclusive and can not be combined.

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010 Peace Arch News



Small Business Driving B.C.’s Economy


mall businesses have shouldered the heavy lifting in B.C.’s economic recovery through job creation, wage increases, exports and contributions to the province’s gross domestic product, said Minister of Small Business Technology and Economic Development, Iain Black earlier this month as he released Small Business Profile 2010. “This annual report shows that small business helped B.C. pull out of a downturn that brought entire countries to their economic knees,” said Black. “B.C.’s nimble, resilient small businesses are leaders in creating jobs and increasing wages, while boosting our province’s GDP and export numbers.” “Our government recognizes that small businesses are economic drivers for communities throughout B.C.,” said Lynne Yelich, Federal Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification. “The Small Business Profile 2010 provides insight into the role of small businesses in B.C. by examining trends in growth over the last five years.” This year’s edition shows more British Columbians received wages last year from small business than anywhere else in Canada. Annual earnings for B.C.’s small business workers increased 19 per cent over the past five years, compared with an increase of 11 per cent for employees of larger businesses. Small businesses also provided nearly 57 per cent of all privatesector jobs in B.C., the highest rate in the country. Small businesses – defined in B.C. as companies with 50 or fewer employees – accounted for 32 per cent of the province’s GDP, above the Canadian average of 28 per cent. And although only 1.4 per cent of small businesses were involved in exporting, they accounted for just over 41 per cent of the total value of goods shipped out of B.C., according to the most recent statistics. The report also profiles small businesses around the province that are exporting their goods and services. “From ziplines to education for beekeepers, B.C.’s small businesses are making names for themselves around the world – and boosting our province’s economy, as well as its international reputation,” Black said.



Peace Arch News Wednesday, October 20, 2010





ne step into Ayreborn Audio/Video Inc.’s showroom and it’s obvious that this isn’t your average electronics dealer. Specializing in the design and installation of custom home audio-video systems, as well as the latest TVs, Hi-Fi equipment and audio-video furniture, this small business is making a big name for itself across the Peninsula and beyond. “Our products and services are geared towards those who are looking for the higher-end audio-video experience,” says owner Bryan Ayres. “Whether they are choosing it for their home or business, we want our customers to be blown away by the end result.” Although Ayreborn carries only quality brand name products, including Samsung, Pioneer Elite, Denon, Panasonic, Sonance, Sonos, Sharp Aquos, Wharfedale, Focal, Cambridge Audio, Yamaha, Mordaunt-Short, Ultralink and more, Bryan says people are often surprised by how competitive his prices are. “We are always running sales and promotions, which we highlight on our website at And because of our experience and product knowledge, we can always recommend the best solution.” Whether dealing with new construction or renovations, Ayreborn offers everything customers need to build a stand-out

Bryan Ayres

home theatre. From wiring to the electronics to the seating, Bryan and his staff can take care of every detail, large and small. Ayreborn is well known for its excellent service and “after-care” program. “Once you become an Ayreborn customer, we will always be there for you,” says Bryan. “From the moment you walk through our doors, our goal is to make everything simple and easy.”

ot many of us are lucky enough to find our life calling at the age of 12, let alone, 20. However, that’s exactly what happened to Ocean Park dentist Dr. Tom Weir. “At 10, there may have been a fleeting interest in becoming the next Gordie Howe,” he laughs. “However, I’ve pretty much known from the start that this was what I was going to do and there’s never been a day that I’ve regretted it.” With an office located in the Kwomais Professional Building at 203 - 12894 16th Ave., Dr. Weir has been treating patients in the area for nearly 29 years. He and his friendly staff specialize in all aspects of dentistry, with a particlar focus on cosmetic work, which encompasses everything from dental implants to cosmetic veneers, bonding, crowns and bridgework. Where required, Dr. Weir works with a team of specialists in order to achieve the best results possible. “I love to see my patients’ faces when they see their new smiles” he said. “For me, it is probably the most rewarding part of my practice especially if there has been a lot of emotional trauma attached to the reason they need or want the work done.” While some of the cosmetic procedures are more expensive than others, says Dr. Weir, he wants people to know that there are also many affordable options.“Technology has provided us with a wide array of solutions so people shouldn’t assume an answer to their problem is out of reach.”

Dr. Tom Weir, DDS 604 531-5222 12894 16th Ave. Ocean Park


Children’s dentistry is another important aspect of Dr. Weir’s family practice. “Kids can feel quite nervous about their initial visits to the dentist or when out of the ordinary procedures are required,” he said. “We enjoy helping them to learn to feel confident in us and in themselves.” Dr. Weir’s comprehensive suite of cutting edge equipment includes the Velscope, a powerful new tool used to detect oral cancers and abnormalities. He also offers Invisalign braces, tooth coloured fillings, complete and partial dentures, root canals and extractions, tooth cleaning and sealants, bonding and everything else in between. New patients are always welcome. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 604-531-5222.

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he word is out... the White Rock Hospice Thrift Store is a fun place to hunt for unique treasures. With new, quality merchandise daily, attractive displays, enticing promotions and, above all, a pleasant and helpful staff, the store has quickly become a popular shopping destination on the Peninsula. Home furnishings, fashionable clothing, kitchen wares and appliances, dishes, books, collectibles and jewelry are some of the affordable products you'll find in store. The White Rock Hospice Society provides emotional, practical and spiritual support for individuals, their family and friends who are facing advanced illness or bereavement. Generating a reliable source of revenue throughout the year, the Thrift Store allows the Hospice Society – a community-based, registered charity – to be less dependent on fundraising events and donations.

Dr. Tom Weir


Janet, Denise, Eleanor, Tony & Kathleen

Over 110 dedicated volunteers – a congregation of giving, caring individuals – work with the store coordinator and assistant to achieve the goals of the business. They look forward to seeing you soon. Store hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Donations are received Monday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. If you are interested in volunteering or donating items, call the store at 604-538-7600. For more information about the White Rock Hospice Society, visit

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

ere’s to 14 years in the wine making business! Whether you sip a glass occasionally or have a well-stocked cellar, Wine Kitz invites you to raise your glass, celebrate the love of wine and experience the fun of creating your own favourites, which compare very favourably to bottles costing three times the price. Like food, there are wines for every event in your life, and Wine Kitz has wines to pair with every occasion from the casual to the momentous. Over a decade in the wine-making business, Frank and his Wine Kitz staff are friendly and helpful as they strive to help customers create the wine that best complements the occasion they’re celebrating. With more than 80 varieties to choose from, Wine Kitz has something that will tickle even the most discerning taste buds, and can even age red wine in oak barrels to create a more complex and commercial quality flavour. "We're extremely proud that our wines are judged Canada's most awarded in club competitions among kit manufacturers," says Frank. "We have a strong commitment to providing quality and excellence." At Wine Kitz, consultants assist customers with the use of modern bottling equipment, all in the most meticulously clean environment possible.

Cory, Frank, Jonathan Along with a great selection of regular wines from around the world, Wine Kitz produces limited edition superb quality kits each year, which are offered on a pre-order basis only. “This month we feature two special-edition wines from Italy 'Festa Italia' red Primitivo, and white Verdicchio, along with a wonderful Orange Chocolate Port.” The Wine Cellar 2011 series is also ready for pre-order and includes three great wines including a red Syrah/Grenache from France, a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc and a red Tempranillo from Spain. This special series is always eagerly anticipated. Pour yourself into the experience – swirl, sniff, drink and enjoy with Wine Kitz guarantee you will love every sip of the fine wines you create.

#101 - 2428 King George Hwy. 604-538-6778


A salute to Canadian entrepreneurs Wednesday, October 20, 2010 Peace Arch News

Annual week of celebration shows appreciation to our country’s small business owners


he White Rock and South Surrey area is no longer just known for its breathtaking beaches and beautiful parks. In recent years, the community has grown in leaps and bounds, transforming what was once a sleepy seaside town into a thriving shopping mecca. From fine dining establishments and mom ‘n’ pop restaurants to big department stores and quaint, eclectic shops – there’s no doubt business on the Peninsula is growing. In recognition of the contributions and achievements of Canada’s entrepreneurs, the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) has been organizing Small Business Week in the third week of October for more than 30 years. Small business week, which runs Oct. 17-23, is a reason to celebrate. Take a moment to reflect on the enormous contribution that the thousands of individuals who operate small businesses in our community and across Canada make. Not only do they have an impressive economic track record – providing more than half the private sector jobs and one-third of our gross domestic product – but these numbers alone don’t tell the full story. Small businesses are the heart of our communities. Consider how bleak life would be without our favourite restaurants, pubs, grocers, boutiques and bakeries. How many small businesses do you frequent without even thinking about it? What makes small business encounters so satisfying is that they are personal. When a small business owner asks you

Encouraging employee loyalty for better business One of the challenges confronting small businesses is employee loyalty. Here are a few helpful suggestions for holding on to these precious commodities:

Small Business Week is a time to reflect on the enormous contributions of individuals who operate small businesses in our community and across the country. whether you enjoyed your meal or are happy with the service, he or she really cares. Unfortunately, they don’t always get the recognition they deserve. So what can you do to celebrate Small Business week? Next time you find yourself buying bread from your local baker or talking to the owner of your favorite restaurant, take a moment to show your appreciation.


Small Business Week has become an important event for Canadian entre-

preneurs. Its origins date back to 1979 when BDC branches in B.C.’s Lower Fraser Valley pooled their resources to organize small business management sessions during one week which they labelled “Small Business Week.” BDC branches in B.C. repeated this successful experiment the following year, tripling the number of sessions presented to local businesses. In 1981, Small Business Week was officially launched nationwide by BDC. For more information about Small Business Week visit

• Communicate effectively. If you need to lay-off salaried employees for economic reasons, it’s important to tell them it’s not due to poor work performance. • Stay open to dialogue. Explain your strategy to ensure the continuing existence of the business. This attitude should unite your personnel and motivate them to maintain or increase productivity. • It is essential to talk to employees every time some new event has an impact on your business’ finances. Proactive communication will stifle rumours and keep people concentrated on their work. • Always be ready to listen. Facilitate communications from employees by creating letter boxes for anonymous messages and questions. This will encourage shy or hesitant employees to communicate with management. Establishing suggestion boxes is another positive step. • Ask for help. Invite suggestions from your personnel regarding solutions to problems, new customers or even ideas for improving production procedures.



or thousands of years, women have been searching the world over for the legendary fountain of youth. By the time our mothers’ mothers had lost all hope of finding the ancient brook, Noxzema Chemical Company had introduced its namesake-also known as “the miracle cream of Baltimore”-and we were using it for everything from sunburns to shaving cream to, of course, nighttime anti-wrinkle cream. And while its pretty cobalt blue glass and distinctive fragrance will forever hold a special place in our hearts, it was obvious: nobody was getting any younger. Upon that realization, it was out with the old and in with the new treatment du jour - olive oil, followed shortly, thereafter, by homemade vitamin C paste, and, gasp, hemorrhoid cream. The latter, of course, was enough to make anyone give up on trying to reverse, let alone slow down, the signs of aging. That is, of course, until Caree Ludwar, anti-aging specialist and owner of Institute New Beauty in White Rock, began researching the world’s latest advancements in skin and body treatments. On a quest to find effective solutions, it wasn’t long after that she began bringing the technology back to White Rock to try it for herself. Astonished by the positive results, Ludwar made it her mission to source the best, most proven tools and techniques in today’s beauty and healthcare industry. Since then, she has built a successful business that many people have nicknamed “the real fountain of youth.” “Many first-time clients come to us feeling tired, wanting to restore energy and radiance; to strengthen muscles; and generally bring back that healthy, youthful glow,” said Ludwar. “They want something that brings results quickly and that doesn’t take a lot of time out of their demanding schedules.” Institute New Beauty focuses on all aspects of body and skin care, including weight loss, nutrition and cutting edge anti-aging treatments, such as Acthyderm, Lipostherapy and Mesotherapy. Always on the look out for the very latest and finest quality products and treatments, Institute New Beauty is at the forefront of the anti-aging industry on the West Coast and around the world. Meeting Ludwar face-to-face is enough to make a believer out of even the most hardened cynics. She is gorgeous, of course, but her vitality is enough to make even the energizer bunny look a little lacklustre. “In today’s busy world of work, raising a family, looking after a home and taking care of all the every-day demands that come with each, many people - especially women - find little time left over for themselves,” said Ludwar. “That is why I have really zeroed in on certain offerings. First and foremost, they have to provide real results.”


In addition to the Condessa, which uses low frequency ultrasound to dissolve fat, Ludwar’s clients commonly ask for Fibropen treatments for wrinkles, folds, acne pits and stretch marks. It is the first medical device using radio frequency like a natural filler treatment. Cosmetic services also include the Pearl Laser procedure, which safely and effectively renews the skin’s surface. However, the biggest buzz at Institute New Beauty is surrounding her new oxygen facial. Even if you’re not a frequent spa-goer, you have likely heard celebrities, such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Justin Timberlake and Madonna, raving about it. Featuring an airbrush-like wand that hovers just above your face, the oxygen infusion system uses therapeutic grade oxygen under hyperbaric pressure to infuse a skin-specific cocktail of hydrators, essential vitamins, Caree Ludwar botanicals, antioxidants and amino peptides to the deeper layers of the skin. The result is luminous, unparalleled hydration and visible, age defying results. “There is no downtime or recovery time following the oxygen facial rejuvenation treatment,” said Ludwar. “Our patients should expect their facial to last 60 minutes. It leaves the skin feeling moisturized with an improved glow.” In addition to the oxygen we use CoffeeBerry® extract, which is the most potent form of natural antioxidants of any fruit, vegetable or tea so far tested by ORAC method (endorsed by USDA). With a minimum ORAC value of 15,000, it is three times more potent than green tea. Because of the unique composition of potent polyphenol antioxidants, CoffeeBerry® extract (consisting of 99.5% natural ingredients), delivers superb anti-aging benefits including a visible reduction in fine lines and wrinkles and a dramatic reduction and evening of irregular skin tones. If you are looking for more extensive skin rejuvenation, you may wish to combine the oxygen facial with the Laser Genesis. The deep cleansing effect of the facial, followed by the application of pure oxygen will give your skin a major boost and make you look and feel fantastic. Tone, texture and elasticity are improved by this therapy, which is also relaxing and revitalizing. Institute New Beauty is currently offering a special on the oxygen facial. Regularly priced at $229, until Nov. 15, they will be offered at $99. At that price, people may want to buy a handful so they can enjoy the facial every few months. For more information or to speak with one of Institute New Beauty’s knowledgeable technicians, call 604-541-8750.

112 - 1656 Martin Drive, White Rock • 604-541-8750


Peace Arch News Wednesday, October 20, 2010


Complimentary consultations available



inda and Pam―the dynamic design duo behind “Perfections Salon”―have been helping Peninsula residents look and feel their best since 1986. Popular as they are, they refuse to take all the credit, however. “We couldn’t do it without our amazing staff members,” said the pair. “Their ongoing commitment to education and years of experience ensures we are able to offer our clients the latest looks, customized to suit their individual style and personality.”

With the perfect blend of European and Canadian training, it’s no surprise that these two talented industry leaders have developed quite the following over the years. In fact, from precision cuts to colour, high-denition foils, perming and thermal straightening, their varied skills have enabled them to build one of the most highly sought-after salons on the Peninsula. “Sometimes people want a fresh, new look without the long term commitment. We feel that you can change your hair style just as often as you change your mind.” Every great hair style requires just the right products to create the perfect look. “Perfections” carries a wide variety of top brands, including Biolage by Matrix, Nioxin, TRI, IC Emotion and Moroccan Oil. Lift, hold, shape, texturize―they’ve got everything you need to make your cut stand out from the rest. New to “Perfections” is an innovative


Bottom Front Left: Alyssa, Pam, Judi, Janine Back Row Left: Lynn, Linda, Donna, Tracie, Erin

colour line called Essensity by Schwarzkopf. It is the rst ammonia and fragrance free hair colour with more thatn 90 per cent naturally derived ingredients and 100 per cent performance. ‘Our clients are environmentally savvy and they want to know the impact of their choices on the earth.” For the past 24 years, the “Perfections” team has demonstrated their skill, attention to detail and, of course, their dedication to “perfection.” Add in friendly service―plus a comfortable atmosphere and the ability to help clients feel great about themselves―and you’ve got a surere recipe for long-term success. “The rewards to running a small business are endless. Most of all, however, we love the fact that we’ve had the chance to get to know so many people over the years. We really feel like we are a part of the community and that makes us feel very fortunate.” WELCOME - A big welcome back to Linda and all of her clients

or more than 32 years, Peninsula seamstresses of all experience levels have been turning to Laura's Fashion Fabrics on Johnston Road for their sewing needs. Whether you're an expert seamstress or embarking on your first project, Laura's has a diverse selection of quality sewing machines, embroidery machines, sergers and accessories, and a stunning array of fabrics, threads and patterns, you are sure to find exactly what you need. As the authorized dealer for Brother and Janome sewing machines, Laura's carries machines suited for all budgets and experience levels. The fabulous selection and the high level of customer service at Laura's has made them a popular destination for Peninsula residents and beyond. The friendly and knowledgeable staff go well beyond helping customers find what they are looking for – they will also provide advice and help you through your project, big or small. With the purchase of any sewing machine, embroidery machine or serger comes free, unlimited one-on-one lessons to help customers operate their new machine. Laura's is also a well-known destination for those looking to improve their sewing and quilting skills, or to learn new techniques. The store offers in-store hands-on classes, including beginner's quilting, machine quilting and table runner classes, machine applique, machine cutwork, regular quilting... the list goes on and on. Laura's is caught up in the hottest new quilting trend – HoopSister's Embroider A Block of the Month – You have to drop by the store to see their exciting samples and find out how you can get involved.



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aven’t had time to see what all the excitement is about? You’re not unlike many people who have been meaning to check out Cartridge World White Rock, an affordable toner refilling service that is helping Peninsula residents save dollars and the environment. For about half of what it costs to buy new, Cartridge World White Rock can refill or remanufacture 95 per cent of the world’s empty inkjet and laser toner cartridges using top-quality, brand-specific ink and toners. “Hundreds of millions of empty printer cartridges are dumped in landfills around the world each year,” says Cartridge World White Rock’s Mike Kitchen. “Making more of them is not the answer. We have to make what we have reusable.” The service, which has revolutionized the printer industry, not only offers customers the ability to make a choice regarding waste reduction and the environment, it provides significant cost savings, which can have a sizable impact on both personal and professional budgets. “Refilling and remanufacturing is so cost effective,” says Kitchen, “most people forget it’s environmentally friendly.” Voted number one in the category

1552 Johnston Road, White Rock • 604-531-3293


Royal Place Mall, 15224 North Bluff Road • 604-531-3800

Visit for their fall class schedule. There is plenty to learn at Laura's and everything you need is in the store. Fall is here and Christmas is just around the corner, and the staff at Laura's are excited about all the new and exciting fabrics that just arrived. Every year, the fabrics seem to get better and better and this year they are truly outstanding! Rich colours of sweater knits, virgin wools, sparkle knits, ruffled knits, and the perfect fabrics for tights – Jeggings. And... oh you just have to come in and see as well as touch for yourself. Laura's early fall community fundraiser was a "Bagilicous" challenge. Customers purchased a kit and then created their own unique bag. Proceeds from the challenge and voting raised $405.00 for White Rock Women's Place and $60.00 for the White Rock Food Bank. Come and visit Laura's soon – the excitement is contagious!

Mike Kitchen of toner replacement services by Entrepreneur Magazine, Cartridge World operates more than 1,700 locations in 61 countries. In addition to its refilling service, the one-stop-shop offers a full selection of new and compatible ink and laser cartridges, copier toners, fax and postage meter supplies, specialty paper and labels. It also provides a printer/fax/copier repair service. “All of our work is tested and comes with a full, 100 per cent satisfaction money-back guarantee,” said Kitchen. “If it doesn’t work, you don’t pay.” Cartridge World White Rock is conveniently located at 12-3189 King George Blvd. (Next to Rona). For more information, stop by or call 604-538-5598.

3189 King George Blvd., Surrey


hether you’re looking for a comfy nightie, something special, a new pair of Spanx or the perfect fitting bra, Silhouette Fine Lingerie offers just the right mix of “a little spice and everything nice.” In addition to bridal lingerie, silky hosiery, daywear, nightwear and undergarments, the popular Peninsula boutique (located in Semiahmoo Shopping Centre) stocks over 2500 bras in over 70 styles including hard-to-find sizes and the area’s largest selection of mastectomy bras. “Our mission is to fit women with the best and most comfortable bra they have ever worn,” says owner Fiona Mulligan. “Surprisingly, 92 per cent of women are wearing the wrong size bra and don’t even know it. We want to change that.” Whether you are an “A” or an “I” cup, Fiona says people shouldn’t feel timid about coming in for a proper fitting. “Our staff members are trained professionals. In addition to regular fittings, we are all certified to fit mastectomy bras and prosthetics.” Fiona says people are amazed at how different their figure looks once they’ve been fitted by a professional. “It’s not about the size,” said Fiona. “It’s about how good you look and feel.” New to Silhouette this season is a line of bamboo nighties and sleepwear. Not only are they “super soft and cozy,” says Fiona, they are the “perfect fabric for women who are dealing with nightime perspiration.” Another hot, new offering is the Ava bra from Fantasie. Famous for their stylish and ultra comfortable bras, this new “smoothing” collection is perfect for t-shirts and fitted sweaters. And for those who are dealing with mastectomy, Fiona says there is no need to settle for white and beige. She carries every-


“Fitting for Comfort”

Fiona Mulligan thing from hot pink to lace to zebra prints. For those occasions when less is more, Fiona says the new “bandeau” tops are the perfect answer. Great for wearing under lower cut shirts and dresses, they can easily be removed to take your look from day to night in a flash. And with fall’s hot look all about layering, Fiona is excited about her new line of attractive camisoles that double as a control garment. Available in a variety of colours, these popular new “camies” smooth the sillouette stylishly and comfortably. “I love to bring in unique items that are beautiful and also provide great form and function,” said Fiona. “I want everyone that shops here to walk out feeling comfortable, gorgeous and, most of all, confident.”

1711 - 152nd Street Semiahmoo Shopping Centre 604-541-1007

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 Peace Arch News





rom spooky Halloween festivities to princess birthdays, retirements, dinner parties and everything in between, this popular new store knows how to whoop it up in style. Boasting the largest selection of high-quality party supplies on the Peninsula, Uptown Party offers everything you need to make your next shindig an event to remember. In addition to an array of attractive, disposable tableware; treat bags; seasonal decorations; and theme-based cups, plates, hats, table cloths and more, adults and kids will be amazed by our huge selection, says owner Rosemary. Uptown Party is well known for its stand-out balloon bouquets, which are always met with amazement. We put a lot of extras into making our balloon bouquets special for you and your occasion. Lasting 4-5 days our Balloon Bouquets set us apart from others. “I really enjoy the reaction we get when our customers see them for the first time,” says Jennifer (store







manager). “They are quite unique. It’s always great to see how happy they make people.” Let us make your next party or function and Halloween party a success. Come and see us, we would be happy to assist you in making your event a successful one. Uptown Party is open from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays; and 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays.




Rosemary and Jennifer

or more than 38 years, K&D Furniture and Appliance Centre has been proudly serving the White Rock/South Surrey community with a dedication to customer excellence. Located at 3033 King George Boulevard, the store has everything you need to make your house feel like a home. As the largest furniture store on the Peninsula, you’ll find a wide selection of appliances, home furnishing, mattress sets, lamps, pictures and home accessories, all of the highest quality and competitively priced. No matter how big or small your purchase, owners Henry and Allyson Chenier and their knowledgeable staff take pride in providing top-notch customer service. With a low turnover in staff, you can be sure to see familiar faces every time you visit K&D, and the team will be more than happy to help you find the right combination to fit your individual style and budget. K&D is proud to introduce their new manager, George Lake, who joined the team last May. With a life-long passion for sales and customer service, as well as a history of retail excellence, George is thrilled to be helping customers on the Peninsula. “It’s pretty wonderful out here,” says the proud grandfather of three. “The homes are nice, the area is nice and the people are just fabulous... It’s also great to work with such a helpful team – not to mention a store where customer service is paramount. It’s obvious K&D really cares about its customers.” As part of a 450-store buying group, K&D has better buying power than other big named retailers, which allows them to offer their customers low prices, while still maintaining the flexibility to purchase for their own customers’ needs. K&D takes pride in running their store with honesty and integrity, which, along with quality service and products, have become the cornerstones of their business. This dedication

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or 18 years, Chocolaterie Bernard Callebaut has been tantalizing the tastebuds of chocolate lovers on the Peninsula with their delicious chocolate treats. Made with only the finest ingredients, these award-winning chocolates are worldfamous, and after just one taste, it's easy to see why. Owner Jackie Pearson took over the business after her father, Malcolm, passed away in 2006 and is proud to be carrying on his tradition of fine chocolate as well as community involvement. The chocolaterie has sponsored Vintage Affair since its inception – a wine tasting gala that raises money for the White Rock South Surrey Community Foundation. "It's not just having the access to such delicious chocolate, but being able to share it with others," says Jackie who can be found rolling truffles and handing them out at Vintage Affair, A Taste of BC's Finest), the WRSS Chamber of Commerce mixer at Semiahmoo House and Ocean Park's community fundraiser. "I always love to watch people's faces when I give out samples at community events. You can see by their expressions that they're experiencing absolute bliss!" Jackie also raffles huge chocolate Santa's and Easter Bunnies from Chocolaterie Bernard Callebaut, with all proceeds going to the Food Bank operated by Sources Community Resource Centres. Stepping inside the chocolate shop, one's senses are taken to great heights. The decadent smell of rich, creamy chocolate wafts out of the store, tempting chocolate lovers with its delicate molds, decadent bars, seasonal items and much, much more, all of which comes elegantly wrapped. One can even find the best baking

George Lake, Store Manager to customer satisfaction has contributed to their success in running a business in the White Rock/ South Surrey community for so many years, despite ever increasing competition. Another factor contributing to K&D’s success on the Peninsula is their high level of involvement in the community. The owners support many local charities and have been involved in fundraising galas for a variety of causes. K&D is also a proud member of the South Surrey White Rock Chamber of Commerce as well as the Better Business Bureau. Involvement in the community, along with their proven track record of great service and quality products, has helped to garner K&D a loyal customer base, with some customers spanning three generations. Recently, K&D was voted the best furniture store and best appliance store on the Peninsula – a distinction they have held for many years. For old-fashioned, reliable service, the best prices around and quality merchandise for your hard earned money, visit the local team at K&D Furniture today.


Jackie Pearson

supplies around – your home-baked goodies will be more popular than ever when they're prepared with their baking bars, chocolate drops, shavings and cocoa power, all made with ingredients of the highest quality, with low sugar and high cocoa content. Jackie's chocolate shop recently began offering a unique treat for cocoa connoisseurs – delicacies that whisk one's taste buds on a journey to far away places. It's the new single estate chocolates: Premiers Crus de Plantation. Crafted from organic fair-trade cocoa beans – each chocolate carries the distinct flavours of the land of its origin. Visit Chocolaterie Bernard Callebaut at Peninsula Village Shopping Centre, and the friendly, knowledgeable staff will be happy to help you find what you're looking for – whether it's a gift for the neighbour who tended to your plants this summer or, a custom order or a treat for yourself – the mouth-watering chocolates you will find are a dream come true.

Peninsula Village 240, 15355 24 Avenue, South Surrey 604 531 6777

hether new to wine or a fullfledged connoisseur, stepping into Mud Bay Wines is an exciting treat for any Peninsula wine shopper in search of B.C.’s best. The beautiful boutique shop, located on the corner of 16th Ave. and 140th St. in South Surrey, carries the largest selection of B.C. wine on the Peninsula and is one of only 20 BC VQA stores in existence. “People are pretty amazed by our extensive product selection,” says Jeff Wong, owner and manager. “B.C. is making phenomenal wines, but because of limited production, they are often hard to find.” Wong carries more than 600 varieties of B.C.-made and bottled wines, as well as decanters, wine aerators, cork screws, cookbooks, wine books, cheese, savory food items, crackers, chocolates, wine bags, gift baskets and glassware by Riedel and Eisch. With its polished concrete floors, loft style decor and inviting tasting bar, Wong admits “Wow!” is a commonly heard comment from first-time visitors. “I love that kind of reaction,” says Wong. “I’m very proud to sell only B.C. wine and I’m happy that people are now searching out specific varietals that they previously thought were only available from other countries.” Despite he and his staff being highly educated about all facets of wine and wine making, Wong jokes that customers won’t find any “snobbery” at Mud Bay Wines.

Jeff Wong “We’re definitely wine geeks but we’re not going to get all technical on you unless you want us to.” Open seven days a week, Mud Bay Wines offers daily complimentary wine tastings with specific wineries highlighted on the weekends. “We believe in ‘try before you buy’ said Wong. “That way we can recommend a wine, in any price range, based on what your palate likes.” In addition to a wine club, Mud Bay offers a monthly newsletter and will soon launch a wine school that conducts five-class courses for beginners to advanced students. For more information, visit


Hours of Operation: • Monday - Wednesday 11am - 8pm • Thursday - Saturday 11am - 9pm • Sunday 11am - 6:30pm

13977 16th Avenue (Next to Mac’s and Home Hardware) • 604-531-0038



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fter 31 years in business, Hallmark Carpets has seen home décor trends come and go. However, one thing that never changes is their ability to provide outstanding customer service and an unparalleled selection of the latest ooring products for your home or business. With a dedicated team of knowledgeable sales people and certied, reliable installers, Hallmark Carpets continually strives to set itself apart from the competition. One such way is through its 5-in-1 carpet pricing system. As the name suggests, the pricing includes all ve components of carpet replacement―the new carpet/pad, the removal of existing carpet/pad, new high density (#8) pad, furniture moving, labour and taxes―in one, simple price. “Budgeting for home building and renovations is hard enough as it is,” said owner Josie Tutte. “Customers shouldn’t have to deal with any surprises when it comes time to pay. We want to make it easy for them. That is why we recently established a 12-month ‘no payment’ plan.” Offering everything from wall-to-wall carpeting, laminates, sheet vinyl, vinyl planking, engineered hardwood, cork, duraceramic tile and the largest selection of area rugs in the Lower Mainland, Hallmark Carpets’ vast selection of competitively priced oor coverings is a home owner’s one-stop-shop dream. With choices upon choices, their



Tim, Josie, Rob two-level, 8,000 square-foot showroom is conveniently located at the corner of North Bluff and Johnston Road. However, if you’re not quite sure what type or style of ooring would work best in your home, Hallmark Carpets offers free in-home consultations to help you nd the perfect look, while staying within your budget. Three decades of going the extra mile for their customers has not only earned Hallmark Carpets a reputation for being the best, it has also earned them a loyal following of repeat customers who wouldn’t shop anywhere else. “That makes Tim, Rob and I feel really great,” said Josie. “We feel very fortunate to live and work in this beautiful area and are very grateful to the community for its many years of support.”

t’s cold and flu season again. That means sore throats, ear infections, bronchitis, fever, sinus infections – even “walking” pneumonia. To keep winter illnesses at bay, the best defense – according to Feng Li, acupuncturist and owner of Feng Li Acupuncture & TCM Clinic in White Rock – is maintaining a healthy immune system. “There are many ways to boost the immune system during cold and flu season but getting enough sleep and maintaining a well-balanced diet are two very important factors,” said Li. “It’s best to start your night’s sleep by 10 p.m. because that is the time the body begins its daily healing process.” To add further protection, Li – who is a graduate of Nanjing Medical University in China and a registered member of the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of B.C – recommends regular acupuncture treatments in order to release negative energy and increase the flow of positive energy throughout the body. “Acupuncture is a proven technique used to balance the flow of energy, which helps to maintain a healthy system. The process involves the insertion of extremely thin needles into the skin. Some people assume it is painful but that is a misconception,” she said. In addition to strengthening the immune system, acupuncture can

Feng Li

“Serving the community for 31 Years” 15140 NORTH BLUFF ROAD, CENTRAL PLAZA, WHITE ROCK


ith over 30 years of business and sales experience, Linda Morgan is well known for her negotiating abilities, interpersonal skills and professionalism―a winning combination that has earned her a long list of happy clients. “Ensuring my clients get the best result while feeling well looked after is my number one priority,” said Morgan, who specializes in residential real estate. “I want them to feel condent in knowing that I will do whatever it takes to achieve that goal.” Morgan, a mother and marathon runner, has lived in White Rock-South Surrey since 1989. In additon to having a passion for sports and physical tness, she is an active member of the church and believes in giving back to the community. When it comes to describing Morgan, her clients are happy to share their thoughts. In addition to being trustworthy, loyal, knowledgeable, experienced and kind, they added the following: “Linda is dedicated, thorough, tireless. She cares a great deal for her clients’ needs and for their well being. Through her hard work and integrity, she has won our complete loyalty and we highly recommend her to both buyers and sellers.” K & T Lane “When you are Linda’s client, it feels like you are the only client. Her commitment to her clients doesn’t stop after the sale.” R. Hewson “Linda has integrity, is intelligent, thorough, hardworking, personable, dedicated, caring and wants to do the very best for her clients. Linda’s clients receive

also help with stress release, anxiety disorders, sleep disorders, chronic pain management, acne and other skin problems, allergies, arthritis, depression, obesity, high blood pressure, menopause symptoms and infertility. Feng also uses acupuncture to successfully treat patients suffering from pain relating to car accidents and sports injuries. If you’re looking to reduce lines and wrinkles, acupuncture can help with that too! Since opening her doors 14 years ago, thousands of patients have benefitted from Li’s extensive experience with integrated Western and Traditional Chinese Medicine therapies. To find out more about how it can help you, visit Li at #101C-1440 George St. in White Rock, or call 604-538-9367.

Acupuncture & Natural Healing

#101C-1440 101C 1440 George Street Street, White Rock • 604 604.538.9367 538 936 Monday-Friday, Saturday morning



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Linda Morgan her full attention and she will go the extra mile for them. Linda gives her clients 200 per cent.” D. Tweedy “Linda Morgan worked hard, endless hours for us to nd our dream home. Some nights till wee hours of the morning. Her professionalism was a 10.” H & L Hartley For more information or to speak with Linda Morgan today, call 604-541-4888. Linda Morgan has acted as company spokesperson and representative for both the Vancouver Executive Association and Vancouver Board of Trade. She was also a guest speaker at the GVRD Sustainable Panel Forum and has been nominated for Business in Vancouver’s Inuential Women in Business award.

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alerie, artist and owner of Heart’s Desire, has always had a passion for unique jewellery. After years of not being able to find exactly the style she had been looking for, she began designing her own. When people, literally, began asking to buy the pieces off her body, she realized she had stumbled onto something pretty special. Flash forward 22 years and you can still find Valerie crafting her exceptional oneof-a-kind pieces, only now, she operates a gorgeous boutique specializing in unique fashion accessories, distinctive art and, of course, fine, affordable jewellery. “I still get people stopping me on the street to ask about my jewellery,” laughs Valerie. “Although, it’s very flattering, I much prefer being able to welcome them to an actual store where I can show them everything from the “bling” to the metal to the fabric pieces.” In addition to a mix of funky and elegant handmade jewellery, Heart’s Desire carries fun and fabulous scarves, handbags, gloves, some clothing and inspiring art. As an accomplished sculptor and painter, Valerie likes to feature “mixed media” pieces. Her canvas art pieces inlaid with quartz crystals, rose quartz, garnet and amethyst have been hugely popular with art admirers of all ages. “Everything we surround ourselves with, whether it be within our home or the clothes we wear, is an opportunity to express and reflect our true selves,” said Valerie. “I think people should get out there and have fun with it.” Valerie will soon launch a new “fibre art” jewellery line, which focuses on soft

Valerie textures. She is also excited about the new animal print scarves for fall. “They are amazing,” she said. “People are going to love them.” Valerie and her staff are great at helping their customers find pieces that suit them both physically and in terms of their lifestyle. “People are dynamic and have many different sides. I try to provide a wide variety of beautiful accessories so they can choose what feels most genuine to them at any given time.” Affordably luxurious, remarkably genuine--come “discover your bliss” at Heart’s Desire today. For more information call 604-538-8248 or visit

Heart's Desire 1351 Johnston Rd., White Rock 604.538.8248

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o you long for a warm and welcoming fitness centre that offers all of your favourite fitness activities under one, convenient roof? What if absolutely everything – including yoga, pilates, mixed martial arts, pump and sculpt, step classes, spinning, fusion, zumba and cardio dance – was included in your membership? Well, dream no more. At Sandcastle Fitness, you’ll get all that plus the most knowledgeable trainers, the latest fitness equipment, ultra-friendly staff and a family discount to boot. And the best part is, there is no membership contract to sign. “We’ve worked really hard over the last year to expand our offerings,” say new owners Brad and Jennifer Lowe. “Based on the great feedback from our clients, as well as the recent growth in membership, we’re pretty confident that we’ve created the mix people have been looking for.” Manager Natalie Dunnill says many first-time clients are surprised by the size of the facility. “They don’t realize there are actually two complete gyms: one co-ed and one for women only,” she said. “We wanted to ensure that no matter what time of day, it would never feel overcrowded.” While Sandcastle Fitness continues to evolve and grow, Natalie says clients can always count on its family feel and welcoming environment. “For a lot of people, their gym is their second home,” said Natalie. “People need an atmosphere where they feel safe and comfortable. Ensuring our clients experience that is a top priority for us.” In addition to outfitting the ladies gym with equipment made for women only, Sandcastle offers specialized fitness



Natalie Dunnill equipment and classes designed especially for seniors. “We take pride in providing a complete fitness experience,” said Natalie. “No matter what your age or fitness ability, we can tailor an entire program dedicated to your specific goals. We also want people to know that they don’t have to come in to ask questions or learn about our facility. We are happy to provide everything they need to know over the phone, with no pressure.” While they hope to continue the trend, Natalie says they are happy by the centre’s considerable growth over the past year. “We are thrilled that our new and longtime clients are pleased with our new programs and offerings,” said Natalie. It’s important to keep that excitement over the long term and that is exactly what we plan to do.” To view Sandcastle Fitness’ new schedule, visit

High Point, Morgan Acres and a variety of lottery homes are just a few of the many local developments that continue to feature Armadio’s work. If you’re not quite sure what you are looking for, the Armadio showroom is filled with a variety of samples and cabinetry options. There is always someone available to answer your questions or help you find the right materials for the job. Onsite appointments can be made by calling 604-531- 8633. Armadio’s goal is to “design your dreams” with exceptional cabinetry and custom made products that will enhance your home’s value and livability for years. For more information, visit



&K Courtesy Cleaners Ltd., which has been locally owned and operated for over 21 years, has taken a new 'green approach' to helping its customers get their whites the brightest, remove stubborn stains and keep fabrics from fading. For the past seven years, owners Charlotte and Khanh have been offering wet cleaning – a revolutionary garment cleaning service that replaces traditional dry cleaning. The unique, environmentally friendly process gently removes soil and conditions fabrics so colours stay bright and whites stay white. Your finest pieces, from formal to casual, will look their very best. Unlike dry cleaning, wet cleaning does not use hazardous chemicals, generate hazardous waste, or create air pollution. As the only wet cleaners on the Peninsula, Courtesy Cleaners takes care of all garment cleaning needs as well as household linens such as quilts, bedskirts, etc. Courtesy Cleaners can also

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hil Cervi of Peninsula-based Armadio Kitchen & Bath Ltd. has been making kitchen dreams come true for more than 23 years. He, along with his expert team of designers, who boast experience in architecture, interior design and master-craftsmenship – specialize in designing quality custom cabinetry for new and renovated homes. Phil has designed and built a diverse portfolio of award-winning projects and has been featured in “House & Home” and “Style at Home” magazines. “Our design team is dedicated to keeping up with today’s cabinet options through the use of state-ofthe-art-design tools and computer programs,” said Phil, who has frequently worked alongside Sarah Richardson, co-producer and cocreator of Design Inc. In addition to innovation and creativity, the Armadio team believes in dedicated, personal attention to each facet of your project. Whether it is a custom home or bathroom renovation, you can rest assure that every detail will be looked after. Armadio’s list of loyal builder and residential clients has grown steadily over the years.


C&K Courtesy Cleaners Staff safely clean anything that says, "dry-clean only'' and all the fancy clothes that say ''do not dryclean.'' Leathers, pillows and alterations are sent out to experts in those fields. With the entire province gearing up toward a greener agenda, now is a great time to choose the most environmentally friendly alternative to dry cleaning. Environmentally responsible and energy efficient: C&K Courtesy Cleaners is the best choice for all your cleaning needs! Try us - your clothes will love you for it.

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irsten Fischer is on a constant mission to bring the latest European hairstyle trends to Peninsula residents. As the owner of Kirsten Fischer Cut and Colour on Johnston Road, she has the opportunity to make a life's work out of her biggest passion – hair and style. With decades of experience in the industry, Kirsten's clients are in good hands, and can rest assured that they're benefitting from the latest trends and techniques straight from European salons. Kirsten was in Berlin last year, where she took part in a one-week advanced education seminar with Wella – one of the world's leading brand names in hair supplies and innovations. Using techniques she brought back from her trip to Berlin, upon returning to the Peninsula, Kirsten had a makeover herself. The new look came courtesy of Darlene, who joined the team at Kirsten Fischer Cut and Colour back in December of 2009. "I loved the end result!" she said. "I would recommend that every woman shake up her life a bit, and hand over creative control to her hairstylist." With more than 21 years experience in the business, Darlene is a great addition to the shop and looks forward to working with clients to give them a cut and colour they will love. Also new to the salon is Cassie Turgoose, a dedicated stylist who specializes in short hair cuts and foils. "She does some exceptional work," says Kirsten. This year, Kirsten will be celebrating 11 years of business on the Peninsula, success that she attributes to consistency, passion for her work and her constant pursuit of the latest trends and technology. An example of such technology is the Climazon, a remarkable computerized appliance used during colour treatment that uses a client's natural body heat to bring the colour into their hair.

Kirsten Fischer The Climazon – which you won't find anywhere else on the Peninsula – speeds up colouring, making the process more comfortable for the client as well. Kirsten and her team are also proud to use Robert Max products on their clients – a line of all vegan products that have evolved the consciousness, revolutionized and changed the standards of professional hair care around the world. The line, which includes shampoo, conditioner an styling products are available for purchase at the Kirsten Fischer Cut and Colour salon. In addition to her constant quest for the newest trends and fashions, Kirsten is also passionate about giving back to the community. Her charity of choice is the Canadian Cancer Society, an she has been involved in various fundraising events around the community since her business first opened, including Cops for Cancer. She also offers free haircuts to clients who want to donate their shorn locks to the cancer society, so the hair can be made into a wig. With summer but a distant memory, Kirsten recommends coming in for a deep treatment to rehydrate your hair and get it in top shape.

Kirsten Fischer Cut & Colour 1324 Johnston Rd., White Rock • 604-542-1499



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verywhere we look in health care today, prevention makes headlines. Just like clean hands or a healthy diet, “proactive dental care increases your chances for a healthy, comfortable smile,” says Dr. Edmund Wong from South Point Dental. “Prevention is really the key to avoiding painful, untimely and costly problems. A regular check up and cleaning helps people of all ages steer clear of gum disease.” That’s why a good relationship with the team at South Point Dental makes so much sense. “We want to help patients avoid problems before they happen,” says Dr.Wong. “A dentist can recommend a crown for a tooth that is starting to crack, which, if left untreated, might otherwise fracture and require extraction” Similarly, filling in teeth which have decay, prevents what could potentially require a root canal. In young people, improper tooth and jaw development is redirected with interceptive orthodontics. Straightening crowded teeth with Invisalign invisible braces allows patients to better clean in those otherwise tight spaces. South Point Dental takes full advantage of the latest technology as well. Lasers detect decay before it is visible. Ozone eliminates 99.9 per cent of decay producing bacteria in 40 seconds. The Velscope screens for early signs of oral cancer. Anxious about dental treatment or have a severe gag reflex? Your comfort is made

Dr. Edmund Wong a priority. Oral sedation can provide an easy and relaxed way to get preventive care. Dr. Wong and the team at South Point provide a wide range of services and today’s advanced technology at one convenient location. The clinic is there for the whole family. Offering reduced rates for seniors, evening and weekend appointments, and emergency dental services. Visit the website at, call 604-535-8880 for an appointment or visit the friendly staff next to Save On at South Point Exchange. “Our goal is to provide the best possible treatment in a warm, caring environment,” says Dr. Wong. “South Point Dental will give you the tools you need to prevent dental disease.”

SOUTH POINT DENTAL CENTRE #830 - 3041 152nd Street, Surrey (next to Save-On-Foods at the South Point Exchange) 604.535.8880





hether your style is contemporary, French country, Art Deco, Victorian or eclectic, nothing makes more of a statement than the fabric on your window coverings, bedding and furniture. From upholstery to throw cushions, blinds, headboards and duvet covers, the right print or fabric type can add instant warmth, excitement or luxury to any room. And - according to Joan Walker, the design dynamo behind The Curtain Call Drapery & Decorating Co. - no matter what the budget, there are many fabric applications that can be used to bring your home décor alive. “We focus on finding beautiful designs that are tailored to the people who will be living in them,” said Joan. “In addition to functionality, it’s important to take the time to understand a client’s style and budget limitations.” While The Curtain Call provides a wide range of interior design and re-upholstery services, Joan is widely recognized and celebrated for her ability to create stunning window treatments. Joan says she “especially loves a challenge.” Backed by a talented and dedicated team, on-site workroom and access to a wide-range of exquisite fabrics, odd-shaped windows become instant showpieces. Aside from the high quality of service and workmanship you can expect from Joan and her team, exceptional and personalized customer service is another important aspect of The Curtain Call experience. On top of the latest in design trends,

Joan Walker Joan and her team are a wealth of knowledge when it comes to ever-changing decorating styles. As we head into 2011, Joan says that wallpaper is one of the up and coming trends to look for in the coming months. However, if you have more of a classical style, she recommends blending different textures of a neutral palate and bold patterns with vibrant colours. “I enjoy seeing how delighted people are when they truly feel at home in their home,” she added. “That should be the ultimate aim in interior design.” Take the first step to transforming your house into the home you’ve always dreamed of - call The Curtain Call Drapery and Decorating Co. for an in-home consultation today.

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ave car problems ever left you idling at the start line? For on the spot, friendly and reliable service, Fast Lane Tire and Automotive Centre at Ocean Park Ford is miles ahead. Serving a loyal customer base for 12 years, Fast Lane would like to say, "thank you" to the community for its faithful patronage. “We enjoy huge lo cal support and appreciate the word-of-mouth referrals we receive and our numerous repeat customers,” says manager Greg Trohan. Located next to Ocean Park Ford's showroom in the South Surrey Auto Mall, Fast Lane's team of professionals – Larry, Daryl, Edwin, Norvin, Tim and Greg provide same day service on light repairs such as oil changes, brakes, alignments, tune-ups, heating and air conditioning issues, as well as engine repairs. At Fast Lane, customers can expect competitive prices and service with a personal touch. "Our technicians introduce themselves and encourage customers to get involved in the repair work by asking questions, making suggestions and mentioning any concerns they may have with their vehicle or service," explains Greg. In addition to a wide range of parts and services, Fast Lane has six service bays, so customers' vehicles get in quickly and they can be “off to the

Edwin, Norvin, Greg, Larry & Tim races again in no time.” Fast Lane technicians are familiar with all vehicle makes and models. In fact, it is models other than Ford that make up 45 per cent of Fast Lane's business. Fast Lane uses genuine Motorcraft parts, an advantage many other shops can't match. With a cold winter predicted for December, Greg suggests customers to come in soon to have tires, cooling systems and batteries checked before the seasonal rush. And while they wait, customers can browse the new and used cars on the lot or be treated to a fresh cup of hot coffee while they relax in the Fast Lane lounge. Fast Lane’s friendly and professional auto repair experts look forward to serving you!

Fast Lane

3050 King George Hwy. • 604-536-0876

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any women on the Peninsula don’t feel fully dressed until they slip on something specially designed at José & Co. Custom

Jewellers. After 16 years in White Rock, this community-minded jewellery store has become synonymous with style and sophisticated jewellery, but offers so much more than a conversation piece at a dinner party. Women and men alike know that José & Co is the destination for creating the dream of a truly unique piece of handcrafted custom jewellery whether an heirloom bracelet, an engagement ring with a lustrous Canadian diamond, or a gorgeous pair of earrings with an interchangeable design to create a different look for each occasion. “I have so much fun,” says José Latchinian, master-goldsmith and designer. “The biggest payoff is the look on my clients’ face when they see the piece we’ve created together. I strive to make it even better than they imagined.” José has designed many different types of jewellery, including eccentric items like gold business cards for a Texas Tycoon, but closest to his heart is the “White Rock Baby Ring Program,” which entitles every new baby born in White Rock to a free custom-18 karat yellow gold ring just by presenting their birth certificate. “I live, work and prosper in this community so love the opportunity to give back,” said José. “Many of my customers also support this project by donating their


José Latchinian old gold which I can turn into baby rings.” At José & Co. you’ll find amazing talent under one roof with four goldsmiths and knowledgeable sales staff providing services including watch repairs, appraisals, sizings, engravings, ear piercing and trendsetting new jewellery lines like “Chamilia,” a fresh contemporary twist to the traditional charm bracelet. Next spring Jose anticipates being in his new location on High St. at South Point. He hopes to expand his selection of jewellery by local artisans and invites customers to simply come in and look around. José & Co.Custom Jewellers is located at 105-1688 152nd St and open Monday to Friday from 9:30 to 5:30, and open until 4:30 on Saturdays.

eninsula Runners continues to be your centre for health and fitness on the Peninsula. Whether you are looking for high-quality running shoes or simply trying to get back into shape, Peninsula Runners is always there for you. Product knowledge and customer service is the focus of the local specialty running store. But just because the staff are runners, they don’t limit their focus only to running. They also cater to walkers and cross-athletes, as well. “It’s not as simple as picking a shoe off the wall,” said Lisa Farrow, store manager “We fit shoes not just according to the size of your foot, but also your biomechanics, foot shape and activity.” The features and technology of shoes are always changing and Peninsula Runners is continually up to date on the latest and greatest in athletic footwear. Recently, Nike launched the Lunar Eclipse a shoe with built in “Dynamic Support.” From the under-pronator to the mild over-pronator, this shoe is designed to have adaptable support for a wide range of runners. Footwear; clothing (athletic, yoga and casual); running accessories; sports medicine products; monitors that track heart rate, speed and distance; as well as plenty of nutrition options Peninsula Runners provides it all, allowing for a more enjoyable, less stressful run. In addition to providing exceptional product knowledge and customer service, Peninsula Runners also hosts walking, learn-to-run, “run easy” and “run faster” clinics three times a year (geared towards 5km and 10km walk-run experience). Its renowned half-marathon and marathon clinics are also held on a regular basis. The next one begins in December in preparation pring pri p ng g mar m athon season. All of the for the sspring marathon

Unit 105-1688 152nd St., White Rock Phone: 604.541.1503

Tim, Sari, Lorne, Lisa & Amy clinics are informative, motivating and, most importantly, fun! Peninsula Runners is also well-known for its commitment to the community. As a driving force in establishing the local South Surrey track, it continues its support through hosting its annual Fraser Valley Trail Run Series. All net proceeds go towards the maintenance of the track. In addition, it sponsors many local runs and teams, while bringing awareness to the sport of running. The next event up for the community is the annual HSBC Securities Great Pumpkin Run/ Walk on October 24 in support of the Peace Arch Hospital Foundation. Come out and support this great event. It’s your hospital. Run for it! Also, don’t forget to start your year off with the Resolution Run on January 1 in beautiful Crescent Park. In the meantime, the staff at Peninsula Runners looks forward to helping you reach your fitness goals. Come and see them soon!

Come in and check out why we’re known as the “Fit Experts”

604-531-7879 1708 - 152nd St., WHITE ROCK Walk • Jog • Run • Play

Locally Owned & Operated





o matter what renovations or upgrades you do in your home, if your flooring is out of date, it can’t be hidden. Luckily, Peninsula residents have a reliable knowledgeable and friendly place to turn to for all their flooring needs – Surfside Flooring in White Rock. With more than 20 years in the flooring industry, owners Brian and Dora Belyk have the experience and know-how you need to make the right decision on flooring that best suits your needs. “Flooring is definitely one of the biggest investments you can make in your home,” says Brian. “It’s very important that homeowners are educated about their options and work with a professional who knows how to ask the right questions.” From elegant and contemporary to rustic and natural – Surfside will help you create your dream space with just the right hardwood, laminate or tile for your application Within the spacious showroom, friendly staff guide customers to the flooring that best suits their budget, lifestyle and decor, without the high pressure of commissionbased salespeople. Surfside has expert installers to ensure your new purchase is installed properly to maximize its lifespan. If you’re looking for custom flooring, dream big and bring in ideas you have for your home as Surfside staff specializes in making your visions a reality. They also offer free detailed quotes which layout exactly where each cost is coming from, so there are no hidden expenses.

Dora & Brian Belyk From solid and engineered hardwoods to exotics, Surfside offers a range of products to suit every budget, including top-quality products from Lauzon, Vintage, Armstrong, Anderson, plus gorgeous tiles by Ames and Tierra Sol. “We have established excellent longterm relationships with our suppliers and manufacturers so we work together to ensure we’re offering the highest quality product at the most reasonable price possible,” says Brian. Visit the showroom at 15229 Russell Avenue for inspiration, expert advice, quality service, and the most competitive prices. Until December 18th, Surfside Flooring will beat any Mirage hardwood quote with same or better quality Canadian hardwood.



Open Monday - Saturday Lots of Parking

hen is the right time for Botox? These days, it is a question that is equally common among both men and women, according to the knowledgeable staff at South Surrey Skin and Body Image Clinic. While they all agree there is no single right answer, they do have some important tips for those who have been considering Botox or other injectable beauty treatments but haven’t known where to go for honest and reliable information. “The best person to help you make a decision about whether or not to begin injectable treatments is an experienced and qualified doctor who specializes in anti-aging procedures,” says owner Susan Fuller. “When skillfully administered, Botox and fillers, such as Juvederm, can take years off the look of your skin. There isn’t a specific age range in which we recommend treatment. It really depends on the individual and the location and depth of their wrinkles. But within days, most people see a marked improvement in moderate-to-severe lines.” Fuller says people should be mindful that there are preferred times for treatment, however. If you are planning to attend a special event, she recommends getting the injection approximately one to two weeks beforehand in order to achieve optimum effects. Generally, lines will continue to improve for up to 30 days and results can last for up to four months.

Debbie Grillmeier, RN & Dr. Petrovic South Surrey Skin and Body Image Clinic has recently introduced a highly sought-after facial treatment called Soft Lift. As seen on the hit show The Doctors, the “lunch hour” treatment consists of a combination of Botox and Juvederm dermal filler. Used together, they smooth deep wrinkles and fine lines, restore lost fullness and enhance facial contours. “The results are astonishing,” said Fuller. You can rest assured you are in the most professional and gentle care.” For more information about these effective and affordable anti-aging solutions, visit or call 604-536-5346.

South Surrey Skin and Body Image Clinic #135 3388 Rosemary Heights Crescent, South Surrey, B.C.




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fter 12 years at 32nd Avenue, Robert Madsen of White Rock/ Surrey U-Lock knows how much businesses and residents have benefited from the services of self storage. "We’ve seen businesses both big and small save money and integrate self storage into their operations," says Robert, an experienced businessman. "The cost is significantly cheaper then renting or John, Rod, Robert & Andrew buying other retail or industrial space." lawn chairs, clothing and furniture fit well The commitment is month-to-month in smaller lockers.” and lockers sizes can be tailored to fit the Maintaining and holding onto things needs of the business so they only keep that have significant value is not always the space they need. The best part is that possible at work or home and it just feels business can also arrange to have their good to de-clutter your personal space. stock/inventory delivered directly to their White Rock Storage offers state-of-thelocker without ever having to be there. art security systems including, surveillance “Inventory or record keeping gets cameras, coded keypad access systems, easier," says Robert. "We see a lot of individual locker alarms, fully fire spriklered commercial customers, using the storage facilities and a monitored alarm system… lockers as an extension of their business, protecting customers is top priority. 'With cataloguing supplies or organizing legal five acres and three multi storey buildings, documents.” it’s local storage with competitive rates in a Personal storage continues to be prime South Surrey location. popular. “You don’t want to be driving 25 “There is definitely a need for it,” says minutes away,” Robert sums up. Robert. “Residential tenants are looking “We are continually working on the for extensions of home storage. High end convenience factor to deliver value to our vehicles, snow mobiles and summer ‘toys’ clients.” use bigger spaces. Seasonal decorations,


hile we may still be dreaming of pumpkins and ghosts, John, owner of The Brewing Experience, says don’t wait for the dancing sugar plums to take over before coming in to start your Christmas holiday brewing process. “It’s important to plan ahead,” said John. “Certain varietals of wine can take up to eight weeks before they are ready for bottling.” From Shiraz to Malbec, Riesling, Chardonnay, Syrah and Champagne, the Brewing Experience offers a cellar full of award-winning wine options perfect for holiday entertaining. You will not want to miss out on The Brewing Experience’s specialty white chocolate and chocolate-orange infused ports. Perfect for gift-giving, stocking stuffers and as a distinctive – and much appreciated – hostess gift. John reminds customers that they can personalize their bottles, at no extra charge, with distinctive labels, including family holiday photos. Beer connoisseurs will be most excited, however, by The Brewing Experience’s extensive selection of micro-brewed, premium quality beer styles. From lagers to honey ales and stout, there is something to suit everybody’s taste.


Just in time for the holidays, John is excited to bring back the season’s most popular recipe: Ruldoph’s Christmas Ale. Available to be bottled in plastic, glass or cans, this handcrafted beer is always a big hit. Don’t forget, John can also help you brew up a delicious batch of ciders or wine coolers in about four weeks. So, come on down. Bring a friend, have some fun and let the friendly staff at The Brewing Experience help you fill your holidays with spirit and spirits! For more information, visit


15028 - 32nd Ave.


Barb & John

(Behind the Auto Mall and next to the South Point Mall) email:

#15 - 3033 King George Hwy., Surrey





s a former Chief Financial Officer with over 15 years of corporate finance and lending experience, Angela Larkin is a skilled mortgage broker who knows how to help her clients save time and money. Backed by a degree in business, a CMA (Certified Management Accounting) designation and a professional mortgage broker license, Larkin ensures her clients receive sound financial advice, as well as the best mortgage options at the best rates. Having lived in the White RockSouth Surrey area for the past five years, the former “Torontonian” says she feels very fortunate to be a part of such a beautiful, tight-knit community. “As a mother and business woman, I really appreciate the Peninsula’s strong community values,” said Larkin. “And having been born and raised in Halifax, I’m thrilled to finally get back to the water.” Though an experienced number cruncher, Larkin says being a great mortgage broker isn’t just about being financially savvy. “Personal finances are a sensitive topic for many people so clients really need to feel comfortable with you. Confidentiality, trust and professionalism are the cornerstones of building a good client-

f you’ve ever had a close call with a slip in the tub, imagine the harm that can come to a friend or loved one with mobility concerns. The experienced staff at Safe Bathing Centre will assess your needs and provide the best quality equipment and professionally install it, guaranteed. According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, falls are the leading cause of injury among seniors. They are also the most frequent cause of hospitalization, accounting for 78 percent of injury-related deaths. With statistics that high, it makes sense to use an ounce of prevention.

Angela Larkin broker relationship.” While Larkin works with firsttime home buyers, she also helps people who are dealing with difficult situations like divorce, debt consolidation or credit problems. No matter what the circumstance, she is committed to helping her clients map out the best solution for their particular situation. To speak with Angela Larkin, call 778-855-5959 or e-mail her at For more information visit

“We understand the desire to live in our own homes with safety, comfort and dignity for as long as possible,” says Kevin Donohoe, president, Safe Bathing Centre. “We are passionate about helping people keep their independence by assisting them on making well informed decisions on construction methods and daily living aids.” Whatever your needs, Safe Bathing Centre can help. Walk in baths, showers, safety rails, comfort toilets, even elevators, ramps and stair lifts, they can do it all. “Our baths are hand built by fully trained skilled craftsmen to ensure our high standards are met every time,”

Kevin, Betty and Gary Donohoe says Donohoe. “Our manufacturers build them around a one-inch steel adjustable frame to prevent twisting and leaking. We don’t believe in cutting corners, we want to provide our customers with a superior result, every time.” Call Safe Bathing Centre for a free, no-obligation consultation. One of their permanent staff will be happy to stop by your residence and give you a detailed estimate based on your requirements. If you have a friend or loved one who values their independence but should start taking precautions at home, contact Safe Bathing Centre in White Rock, today.

15212 North Bluff Road, White Rock in Royal Bank Plaza


Wednesday, October 20, 2010 Peace Arch News





here are people who love shoes. Then, there are people who would take the “redeye” to New York just to see if they could find an open toe mule at a Manolo Blahnik sample sale. No matter which category you fall into, you will love the sophisticated selection of men’s and women’s shoes found at Elegante Shoes, located inside Semiahmoo Shopping Centre. While the Big Apple has its perks, at Elegante, you will find the finest selection of casual and dress shoes the Peninsula has to offer. From a ladies size five to a men’s 13, Elegante can shoe everyone up with the world’s top brands and designers. Whether you are going to the office or have a special occasion, Elegante staff know how to help you find just the right thing. Crowd favourites include: Stuart Wietzman, Amalfi, VanEli, Franco Sarto, Clarks and Ecco. While Elegante offers one of the largest selections of designer shoes, owners Scott and Drew Robb are quick to point out that

Drew and Scott Robb they and the rest of the team don’t often use the word “trendy” to describe their store.“We tend to lean more toward the classical styles.” Elegante’s fabulous new boots by Bogs, Portia and Clarks have just arrived. Over-the-knee, wedgestyle, fold-down - Elegante has it all. Come see for yourself why they've been voted #1 for footwear on the Peninsula several times. We would like to thank our loyal customers for helping us achieve 25 years of success on the Peninsula.


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Semiahmoo Shopping Centre 1711 - 152nd Street



or more than fteen years, Red Rose Restaurant has been serving delicious home-made Greek, Italian and Indian entrees for lunch and dinner. Owners Mike and Rajni Thind dreamed of opening a new location in White Rock. Two years ago, their dream became reality and has become a popular dining spot for patrons from the Peninsula and beyond. “We are so thrilled to be here”, says Mike. “It’s a wonderful community. The people here are very friendly and welcoming.” Inside the family establishment, one will nd a cozy intimate atmosphere, quality food that is always served fresh—using only the highest quality ingredients—and affordable, family friendly prices. The extensive, diverse menu offers everything from fresh pasta, juicy steaks, their famous decadent seafood lasagna, tender roast lamb that falls of the bone, tempting butter chicken, and much, much more. A group of friends can enjoy the mini lounge with its comfortable chairs and leather lounge booths. Red Rose Restaurant also offers hot or cold party trays to cater to small or large groups, local delivery

Red Rose Restaurant

Rajni and Mike

and fantastic daily lunch and dinner specials. Have a staff holiday party coming up? Red Rose welcomes larger parties to book the newly remodeled semi-private room which can seat approximately 20-25 guests. Mike and Rajni would like to thank their customers for their loyal patronage and welcome new customers to come in for lunch and/or dinner. “You will have a great dining experience here. Let us take care of you!” says Mike. For more information , please visit or call 604 535 5542.

2381 King George Hwy. ~ next to Caprice Theatre


Hours: 11-9:30 Mon.-Thurs, 11-9:30 Fri, 4-10:30 Sat. 4-9:30 Sun.



re you overwhelmed with your accounting and bookkeeping? Not up to date with your personal or corporate tax filings? Your payroll? Your GST returns? Dianne Mee & Associates Inc. offers accounting and bookkeeping services, tax preparation of current and back taxes, payroll, GST, corporate tax returns. This is especially beneficial to business owners who are weighed down by the paperwork and reporting that goes into starting up and running a business. The goal is to meet the accounting needs of small businesses, corporations and proprietors. For the small business, Dianne Mee & Associates Inc. offers preparation, set up and training which enables clients to do their own books with either Quick Books or Simply Accounting software. Clients also have the advantage of working with an associate of the firm, Dennis Mee, who is a Chartered Accountant and has over 30 years experience



Dianne Mee with expertise in preparing business plans and cash flow forecasts, as well as liaising with banks and investors. If we can be of assistance to you and your business, the first in-office 30 minute consultation is free of charge so ‘Call Mee First!’ Visit for additional information.

Personal & Corporate Income Tax ~ Small Business Accounting

1480 Foster Street, Suite 28, White Rock


ith a commitment to customer satisfaction and nearly 100 years of combined industry experience, Check Point Plumbing is proud to offer topnotch, knowledgeable service you can count on. Whether it's a clogged sink, a leaky hot water tank or a gas fireplace on the fritz, the team at Check Point Plumbing will get the job done quickly and accurately, according to co-owner Beth Henderson. "We do the job right the first time and ensure that the customer is satisfied," Henderson said. "We're very proud of the work we do." With winter in full swing, this is the time of year many homeowners think about replacing their old, inefficient furnace with a newer and more efficient model. In some respects, today's high-efficiency furnaces, which generally start around $4,000, are better engineered than the $30,000 car you drive off the lot. With up to 95 per cent efficiency, more heat goes into your home than up the chimney with older models. Redesigned heat exchangers – complete with recovery coils – better insulation with state-of-the-art controls and energy-efficient blower motors, some with four speeds and quiet as a whisper, all provide long-lasting comfort. High and low-fire gas valves combined with variable speed blowers provide the perfect amount of heat required – for warmer days, the gas valve fires on low mode and the blower cuts in on low speed; for cold days, both the gas valve and the

Beth, Dave, Rich & Kent blower operate on high to bring your home up to a set temperature, where it will stay comfortably. Also important is a good digital thermostat to replace the old mechanical style you may still have. The friendly folks at Check Point Plumbing would be more than happy to visit your home to check out your existing unit and make some recommendations. Don't forget, federal EcoEnergy grants are still available as an incentive to make your home more energy efficient – call Check Point today to find out more about this program and all other services they provide. With an emphasis on providing great customer service and competitive pricing, Check Point Plumbing is your best choice for all your plumbing, heating and gas fitting needs.


Plumbing, Heating & Gas Fitting Inc. #34–3033 King George Hwy., Surrey



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heart-felt thank you to the staff at Eyes in Motion. Every time I visit your store, I receive pleasant and extremely helpful service. I purchased a pair of glasses and you helped me select the perfect frames to suit my needs. My contacts were perfect as well. Your expertise is much appreciated! Customer testimonials like this one confirm that service is first and foremost at Eyes in Motion. From the time you walk in the door to when you leave with your new glasses or contacts, you can be assured that Raj and her staff will pleasantly meet your needs and concerns. “In just two simple visits, Raj of Eyes in Motion helped me solve my five-year vision problem. Before I met her, neurologists, optometrists, opticians, ophthalmologists and countless professionals have not been able to relieve me from the discomfort I suffered from poor vision as a result of a diving accident five years ago. Raj, with her professional knowledge and care for her customers, helped me regain my visual confidence. I can’t thank her enough.” Customers who simply want to have their prescription updated can book a sight test with the optician using the state-of-the-art Eyelogic System. Afterwards, check out their vast

t’s On Electric Co. the name just about says it all. When you need power, you need it right away and this Peninsula business certainly delivers.

Raj Mann Licensed Optician selection of stylish frames. Not sure which one suits you? The friendly staff at Eyes in Motion will give you expert, honest feedback to help make your choice an easy one. “I absolutely love my glasses. Not only do I see so much better, which has drastically changed the way I look at things (and drive), but I love my frames. The service at Eyes in Motion is far beyond anything I was expecting and your staff went out of their way to find the most perfect frames for me. I get compliments all of the time. Thank you!” Drop by Eyes in Motion at their new location on Croydon Drive in South Surrey, or visit to view a wide selection of frames from names like Prada, D&G, Burberry and Tiffany and Co.

The Shops at Morgan Crossing Unit 126 - 15745 Croydon Dr. South Surrey, BC Tel 604.298.3937

one hour lab | sight testing | sunglasses | contact lenses

Sandra M. Dyck, Investment Advisor (604) 535-3742

Ask Sandra Dyck what you, “Building “Building relationships.” relationships.” The The Ask Sandra Dyck whatherherpassion passionisisand and she’ll she’ll tell tell you, successful Investment Advisor says her experience of 10 years in the industry has reinforced successful Investment Advisor says her experience of 10 years in the industry has reinforced her desire to connect with people and help them realize their financial objectives. her desire to connect with people and help them realize their financial objectives. By specializing in the industry’s most powerful investing tool – listening – she develops a By specializing in the industry’s most powerful investing tool – listening – she develops personal trust with her clients and a distinct strategy to help them reach their goals.

a personal trust with her clients and a distinct strategy to help them reach their goals.

Born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Sandra graduated from the University of Winnipeg Bornmoved and raised in Rock Winnipeg, Manitoba, Sandra graduated of and to White in 1992. Sandra and her husband havefrom two the adultUniversity children and Winnipeg and moved to White Rock in 1992. Sandra and her husband have two adult believe the future is with the young people of local communities. She is also currently a childrenofand believe the futureFoundation is with the youngColumbia, people ofsupporting local communities. Director the Child Development of British the Centre for Child Development.

Sandra recognizes prosperity does not begin and end with investments in a portfolio. Sandra recognizes prosperityinterests does notand begin and end with investments in a portfolio. It includes family, business philanthropic pursuits. Her concept of wealthIt includes family,keeps business and in philanthropic pursuits. Her concept wealth management your interests total picture view. Sandra is passionate aboutofhelping management keeps your totaltopicture in view. Sandratheir is passionate helping families families develop strategies effectively transition wealth to about the next generation.

However, the licensed and bonded full-service contractor is also well-known for its great advice, environmentally-friendly practices and exceptionally courteous and knowledgeable Red Seal-certified electricians. “Our success is owed in large part to our workers from our admin staff to our installers,” says Operations Manager Charlotte Douglas. “They are the face of this company and the reason why we are able to continually provide our customers with the highest level of quality service.” Founded in 2006 by Vernon and Charlotte Douglas, It’s On Electric Co. offers commercial, residential, industrial and lighting retrofit services for a varied customer list, which includes Moxies Grill, The Pantry, a variety of commercial businesses in the area, as well as some very reputable property management companies and developers. Currently It’s On Electric is working on a project for BC Hydro in Surrey/Delta that is geared towards helping small business owners achieve energy savings through energy efficient lighting upgrades. Through this program, as well as Hydro’s Product Incentive Program, the company has saved 4.25 GWhs, which is enough to meet the annual power needs of 200 homes! “We are interested in building and maintaining long-term, mutually satisfying relationships with our clients,” said Charlotte Douglas. “That is one of the reasons why we offer a one-year parts and labour guarantee on all of our work. We will go that extra mile to ensure we provide 100 per cent satisfaction.” This, along with 20 years of experience and ongoing referrals,

Vernon and Charlotte Douglas has led to the company’s rapid growth and success. In addition to being lighting specialists and a sustaining member of the Illuminated Engineering Society (IES), the company is a proud member of the Electrical Contractors Association of British Columbia, the Vancouver Regional Construction Association, and the BC Hydro Power Smart Alliance. The Douglas’ also believe it is very important to utilize your skills and knowledge to give back to the community. Recent charitable projects include a donated lighting upgrade to Semiahmoo Family Place, electrical work at the White Rock Food Bank, Cloverdale Christian Fellowship, as well as donating services to the Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. On Oct. 18th, the company will be starting a fully donated lighting upgrade to Covenant House in Vancouver where they will be working on both of the non-profit society’s buildings. Additionally, It’s On Electric Company is a Platinum sponsor for the upcoming Vintage Affair event. Lighting installation and repair, wiring, data cabling, comprehensive facility maintenance, tenant improvements and service upgrades are just a few of It’s On Electric Co.’s specialties. Always professional and courteous, you can count on this exceptional team every time. Learn more at

develop strategies to effectively transition their wealth to the next generation.

At CIBC Wood Gundy, Sandra works in collaboration with you to create a personalized

At CIBC Wood Gundy, Sandra works in collaboration with you to create a personalized plan plan that will help achieve your goals. She evaluates your circumstances as warranted by that will help achieve your goals. She evaluates your circumstances as warranted by market market conditions and provides withoutyou exposing you to undue risk. conditions and provides innovativeinnovative solutions, solutions, without exposing to undue risk.

For investors investorslooking lookingforfor professional wealth management, contact for a For professional management, contact Sandra for a Sandra complimentary complimentary portfolio evaluation. portfolio evaluation.

Sandra Dyck is an Investment Advisor with CIBC Wood Gundy in White Rock. The views of Sandra Dyck do not necessarily reflect those of CIBC World Markets Inc. CIBC Wood Gundy is a division of CIBC World Markets Inc., a subsidiary of CIBC and Member CIPF.

604-538-2373 604-720-5803

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 Peace Arch News






hen Deb Liebholz attended a business networking trade show event two years ago, she never imagined she’d leave with an exciting new career. “I had really just gone for an evening of something to do... finding my new career path at this event was the farthest thing from my mind,” says Deb who had recently sold her day spa and had retired from a successful 28-year career in the beauty industry. Deb was introduced to various business opportunities at the trade show; however, she was not prepared for what she was about to see... Laid out on a beautiful display table were handcrafted, bold, unique and highly detailed .925 sterling silver jewellery pieces from Silpada Designs – the largest sterling silver jewellery home party company in the U.S., Canada and now the U.K. “Never before had I seen such incredible sterling silver jewellery mixed with natural materials, semi precious stones, fresh water pearls, coral, leather and so much more,” says Deb. Deb contacted the corporate office the next day and discovered she could stay self employed, which meant the freedom to work from home and create unlimited income potential. “The more I heard about the business opportunity with Silpada, the more excited I became.” Deb joined the company in early 2009 and has never looked back. Today, Deb is now a leading independent sales representative with Silpada Designs. Her personal sales figures are #1 in B.C. and Deb was recently honoured in August at Silpada’s national conference for achieving #10 in personal sales for Canada.

Deb Liebholz Independent Representative “I‘m having the time of my life,” says Deb. “Silpada is an incredible business opportunity, one that I would love to share with other women on the Peninsula and beyond.” All Silpada jewellery comes with a lifetime guarantee and is shipped directly to you. It can be ordered either individually or at a Silpada home party. For Deb, Silpada jewellery parties are always a lot of fun – a great excuse to get together with the girls. “And for those gals who host a Silpada home party, they receive FREE Silpada jewellery as the reward benefit. Hosting a Silpada home party is the best way to receive the jewellery pieces you love for FREE.” To receive more information about Silpada jewellery, FREE hostess benefits and/or a life changing business opportunity please call Deb at 604-5422521, or visit www.

Deb Liebholz 604-542-2521 STERLING SILVER JEWELLERY



Diane Bradley Tempur-Pedic Swedish Neck Pillows. Solid cast iron beds by Wesley Allen are available in Custom styles and colours, just one more example of the high quality products that are a priority for Heritage Beds and Mattresses to offer their customers. Friendly and helpful service is another key ingredient to Heritage Beds' success in the community - from helping customers put together their dream bedroom, to offering free delivery, set up and removal of old mattresses, you can rest assured that you'll be in good hands from start to finish. "We want our customers to have a high quality sleep, so we pride ourselves on providing quality products with excellent craftsmanship and service, for the ultimate sleep experience," said Diane.


3033 KING GEORGE HWY., SOUTH SURREY (across from the South Surrey Auto Mall)

• WAXING & THREADING lucking the perfect eyebrow shape can be a stressful task because no one wants over tweezed brows. That’s why it’s important to leave the task to the skilled hands of a trainedprofessional. For the perfect arch, head on over to Bollywood Brow Bar on Marine Drive in White Rock. Owner Val Rai started the unique business in Surrey 16 years ago, offering a glamourous ‘Bollywood’ atmosphere for waxing and threading services. Last summer, she opened a second location on the Peninsula to accommodate her expanding clientele, which includes men and women of all ages. Inside, one will find a spa-like atmosphere, elegant leather furniture, crisp white linens and Indian/West Coast fusion decor. Services are quick, simple and 100 per cent natural. Threading has been used to remove unwanted facial hair since ancient times and is a common method used in India, Pakistan and the Middle East. The procedure utilizes a length of thread, which is twisted back and fourth along the hairs that are to be removed. This method of hair removal is more effective and less painful than tweezing, especially for the face. The procedure takes between five and ten minutes and is complimented by the application of a soothing lotion and gentle massage. “Our aestheticians stheticians ns have hav ve e a strong reputation for or their experience, ex xpe xp per p erien e erie er i nc ie nce nce, n ce, effi effic ffi ficciency cie ienc ien ency nccy n

good right's sleep is essential to physical and mental health. At Heritage beds and Mattresses you'll find everything you need to transform your bedroom into a restful sanctuary, the secret kind of sleep you've only dreamed of. With more than 32 years of business in south Surrey, owners Diane and Dave bradley are experts when it comes to beds and accessories, and providing customers with quality and fashion-forward furniture, mattresses and bedding at affordable prices. Heritage Beds carries several top brand names in mattresses, bedding and furniture, including Natura , Tempur-Pedic, Simmons, Spring Air, Restwell, Wesley Allen, College Woodwork, Latex Gold and Snug Sleep, and is proud to carry ecofriendly products such as Natura, Crib-to College, using toxin-free products. Several types of eco-friendly mattresses are available, such as all-natural organic mattresses that are chemical and pesticide free, soy-based foam and natural latex with pure wool. Foundations use wooden slats – no metal. Not only are these North Americanmade mattresses hypoallergenic, for people who may have sensitivities to allergens, they also inhibit mould, mildew or dust mites because of the breathability of the materials used. Heritage Beds has a full line of pillows made with organic wool and cotton, as well as sheets, duvets and children's and baby bedding, all made from sustainable and eco-friendly resources. We also carry





Baljit and Val Rai and attention to detail,” says Val. “We use only the finest waxing products which result in silky smooth skin that lasts for several weeks. It’s quick and painless and very affordable.” The results are beautifully groomed brows, giving your face a fresh and lifted frame that’s instantly noticeable. Bollywood Brow Bar’s experts offer other services that will sure to have you looking heavenly including and eyebrow and lash tinting as well as Brazilian waxing. Val invites Peace Arch News readers to come on in and see the business that is taking White Rock by storm. “Everyone should try out eye brow threading at least one time in their life so they can see for themselves how beautiful their eyebrows can be,” she says. “Eyebrows can make such a difference on their face.” For more information visit bollywoodbrowbar bollyw y com

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15777 MARINE DR., UNIT 6, WHITE ROCK 604-531-9495 OR 604-694-9000

hat do you expect from the professionals at your accounting firm? Someone who understands numbers of course, but you also want principled, business-savvy advisors who point blank provide good, solid, creative tax planning. At the heart of UHY LDMB Top Row: Jose Riquelme, Jennifer Phipps, Gary Deck, Ron Advisors Inc. (South Surrey) is Mulhern Bottom Row: Shanna Vincent, Shelley Moryski, Deljit the value of relationships. They Paul, Shannon Rich, Christina Kirchhofer view every client relationship like a partnership, and truly believe client base ranging from those in the that their success is a result of their clients’ medical profession, real estate industry success. and the manufacturing sector. Whether your needs are for tax planning “While I focus on minimizing a client’s or traditional accounting and auditing income tax obligations, I enjoy being a services, UHY LDMB offers you wellsounding board to help clients manage and informed, ethical advisors with a broad build their business,” said Mulhern. range of skill sets. Estate planning is another of his This fall UHY LDMB’s South Surrey strengths assisting clients manage the branch announces the additions of two transfer of wealth from one generation to new principals, Ron Mulhern, CA and the next. Peter Rogers, CGA, as well as two new Peter Rogers is also a practice account managers, Shanna Vincent, CGA leader in taxation, advising clients on and Christina Kirchhofer, CA, signalling the implications of complex business a significant expansion in this firm's transactions such as acquisitions and capabilities. dispositions of businesses. Peter and Ron recently transferred from Rogers provides tax planning solutions the Langley UHY LDMB office to realize and tax compliance services with a focus the dream of living and working in the on private and owner-managed businesses. community they call home. Let UHY LDMB show you how “It’s a great feeling to get to know refreshingly different an accounting firm people in town and be involved in local can be. The South Surrey office of UHY charities,” said Mulhern. LDMB Advisors Inc. can be reached at Ron Mulhern is a practice leader in (604) 538-1611. taxation and specializes in providing tax and business advisory services to a broad

1688 - 152 St., Suite 306 South Surrey BC V4A 4N2

Phone: 604-538-1611 Fax: 604-538-1633


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all has arrived and with it often comes a cozy new wardrobe and a fabulous new cut and colour. Whether you want one of the season’s trendiest new styles, a body wave, a perm, highlights or lowlights, Mareth’s Hair Studio at 15239 16 Avenue can give you a fresh new look in no time. “I think change is awesome,” said owner Mareth Hunter. “Fall is a great time for something new―especially colour.” According to Hunter, rich mahoganies and auburns tend to be very popular hair colours for fall. However, she admits that she doesn’t plan to change her own colour any time soon. “I might be boring,” laughs Hunter. “But I don’t want anyone else to be!” If the idea of an all-over colour makes you nervous, Hunter suggests foils, which provide depth and shine “without the shock of a radical change.” “Foils are a great introduction to something new,” she said. “You can start slow and add to them as you feel more comfortable.” Always keeping up-to-date with the latest trends and styles, the former hair instructor and her dedicated team of professionals are always available


eciding on a career path can be a daunting task. But don’t panic! If you’re at a CROSSROADS in your life, career or education, there’s help on the Peninsula and it may be as close as your living room.

Debbie, Lorraine, Mareth, Susan, Nicole

for cut and colour consultations. “Everybody’s hair, skin tone and face shape is unique,” said Hunter. “A great stylist knows how to tailor his or her work to bring out the best in all three.” Specializing in men’s, women’s and children’s hair styling, the staff at the studio make all of the clients feel warm and welcome the moment they walk in the door. “Being able to connect with clients is one of the most important and rewarding aspects of this business. It is what enables us to provide our clients with ever changing styles and constant creativity.” “My staff are my friends and they constantly give their commitment to excellence. This is my passion and I could never imagine doing anything else.”

Jane Keresztes is a former teacher who thrives on helping others achieve their goals and fulfill their dreams through career exploration. After 5 years in Employment Services as a Career Development Practitioner, last fall she created Crossroads Career Counselling, a successful home based business that assists clients to explore options and navigate the necessary steps in their education and career development. “If you have ever wondered what your career options are in this fast paced, constantly changing labour market, you’ve come to the right place,” says Jane. She sees her role as coach and confidante to a growing client base, primarily high school students needing direction on the path of life, but also to a growing number of adults seeking a career change or a return to the workplace. Having lived in this community for 25 years, Jane is well connected and networks to find “job shadow” opportunities for her clients’ dreams to become a reality. After several one-to-one sessions, a retired flight attendant realized her potential by finding employment in her industry as an instructor at a Flight

For secondary students, she compliments the voice of a parent, nudging students to buckle down, get the best grades possible and enrol in the appropriate courses in grades 11 and 12 to keep their options open. Following two personality assessments, Jane presents a variety of career choices and the path to achieve this objective. When you’re ready to move forward in your education or career, visit www. or email Jane Keresztes at


15239 9 16th Avenue A • 604-536-2563 6 (Located next to Currency Exchange)



oing shopping always feels good but when it benefits people in need, it feels even better say the happy customers at WorldServe Thrift Store in Hillcrest Plaza.

In support of WorldServe Ministries Canada, a faith based Canadian nonprofit organization that assists national church leaders in China, Cuba and Ethiopia, the unique thrift store is plum full of great quality clothing, household items, furniture, tools, hardware and collectable treasures. Having opened less than a year ago, manager Melody says she is thrilled with its near immediate success. “This is the first and only thrift store for WorldServe so it’s been a great learning experience and a great adventure,” said Melody. “We welcome everyone in the community to come and see what kinds of treasures they can find.” While WorldServe Ministries partners with international churches to distribute bibles and provide emergency assistance in times of crisis, Melody points out that they believe strongly in supporting local initiatives, as well. “Our tagline is ‘serving locally, impacting globally,’” said Melody. “We are proud to support local organizations such as the Journey Home Community to

Attendant Training Institution. Another client who had volunteered for years at her kids’ school discovered she could use her skill set, training and experience to fundraise in a successful new career.

CROSSROADS Career & Education Counselling


Jane Keresztes


Melody & Lynn Not pictured: Bessie, Lois & Judy help new immigrants and families settle into Canada. Recently, WorldServe has been active in China providing humanitarian aide and support following the country’s two massive earthquakes. WorldServe Thrift Store welcomes the help of volunteers. Starting at a half day a week, there are many opportunities for high school students, men and women of all ages and backgrounds. Shopping hours are Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m to 5 p.m. Donations may be dropped off at the store between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. For more information, please call 778-294-6800.

1401 Johnston Rd., White Rock Monday-Saturday 9-5

f you find yourself knee-deep in water, Basement Systems Vancouver can help. West Coast weather can wreak havoc on foundations and finding the source of a water leak isn’t always easy. “It’s not a light project for the weekend do-it-yourselfer to take on,” says Rob Currie, owner. “This type of job requires a professional’s knowledge and experience.” No longer just a space to store camping equipment and house your furnace, today’s basements are likely to be furnished family rooms or costly rental units. Even a small leak can destroy carpets and ruin walls and furniture. The factory trained, certified waterproofing professionals at Basement Systems Vancouver will quickly assess any situation and provide a sensible, thorough solution. “Peace of mind is of the utmost importance to a homeowner,” says Currie. “We fix wet basements, damp crawl spaces and leaky foundations permanently. We guarantee 100 per cent customer satisfaction, plus offer a long

term transferable warranty.” Sump pump installation and dehumidifier solutions? Basement Systems Vancouver can help with those, too. “You’re in good hands with Basement Systems Vancouver,” says Currie. “We’re proud members of Shell Busey’s House Smart Referral Network, Greater Vancouver Home Builder’s Association and a BBB Member with an A+ rating.” A company’s reputation relies on positive feedback from its customers. “Efficient,” “speedy, courteous service” and “competent,” are some of the words repeated in client testimonials Basement Systems Vancouver has collected over the years.


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nstilling a love of learning begins in the early years. A great preschool experience lays the foundation for ongoing academic success. The Mountain View five-day/week, four-year-old program is a dynamic and fun filled start to education, providing children with a smooth transition into full day Kindergarten. Mountain View Preschool follows the same philosophy today as it did when it first opened in 1972. Founder Muriel Endersby was committed to providing excellence in all areas of childhood education and believed in each child’s intrinsic value and unique potential. Debbie Mitchell, Muriel’s daughter, carries on her mother’s legacy with pride. “The philosophy at Mountain View Preschool is simple; each child is full of social and academic potential!” says Mitchell. “Tapping into that potential by creating a safe, positive and fun learning environment is our number one goal.” Socialization is a big focus at Mountain View. “It’s our favorite part of the job,” says Mitchell. “Cultivating connections between different personality types and teaching the importance of treating all people with respect and kindness is so rewarding.” Fridays are devoted to community projects, like visiting local retirement homes, fund raising or collecting food for hampers. Mountain View also offers an after school program called Toastminors for children in grades one to three. “Our Toastminor students learn to put together and deliver excellent presentations with confidence,” says Mitchell. “Training also includes social and etiquette skills like introductions,

Debbie Mitchell how to answer the phone politely and how to carry on a conversation. Leadership skills are also covered, where encouragement and role modeling are the focus.” Ready to Read is another after school program for children in Kindergarten and grade one. Whole Language and Phonetic Skills are used to teach children to read, print and spell. “A continuation of our preschool phonics program, this program is the best we’ve found for instructing early readers,” says Mitchell. Registration for Mountain View’s 5-Day/Week program for four-year-olds begins on November 1st. Call 604-541-5411 for more information.







Troy, Darla & Sean “My specialty is business consulting,” says Trimble. “I help owners with succession planning (as most business owners do not think about their exit strategy), risk management (in terms of who the key people in an organization are and how to ensure they continue to be an asset to the company), and ongoing advice to help maintain and build business value.” Clements Financial Services is as enthusiastic about working with a company with one staff member as they are with one that employs 500. Before you attempt to decipher various insurance plans or map out a financial route for your business, give Darla, Troy or Sean a call at Clements. They’ll look after it all for you.

For a personal one-on-one consultation contact one of our specialists

• SALON & SPA icture a relaxed friendly environment where the client’s needs are paramount and the level of professionalism given by the staff is truly a break from the norm. Well if you can picture that, then that's where you're at when you're at Uptown Salon & Spa on 24th Avenue in White Rock. Uptown is a full spa salon, they have a wide range of services in both the hair and the beauty sector. The latest addition for hair is the new ALDEHYDE FREE RELAXER BY ZERRAN. The Zerran Straightening System contains no harsh chemicals, can be applied directly to the skin and gives off no unpleasant odors. The coming of this wonderful product is truly a breath of fresh air after the recent ban by Health Canada regarding the harmful levels of formaldehyde found in other top end brands. The Spa side of Uptown also has a new addition to its extensive list of amazing services. DR BELTER FROM GERMANY is the new line currently being used at Uptown. The Dr Belter range is a revolutionary new skin care line offering some of the most fantastic Facial Treatments available, the Champagne and the Collagen facials are both absolute winners to say the least. Another popular service at Uptown is to spend some time at the table with Melanie the Nail Technician. Mel has an amazing talent when it comes to gel nails, her expanding client base speaks

ne call to Clements Financial Services is all it takes to protect your business’ future. Clements is a full-service resource to business owners, specializing in insurance, employee benefits, financial advising and business consulting all under one roof. Let’s meet the friendly folks at Clements to find out how they can best serve you. Darla Trimble is president of Clements Financial. Her area of expertise is in employee benefits. “Darla’s attention to detail and client dedication make her the best in both service and advice,” says her husband Sean Trimble, one of the active partners in the firm. “She utilizes every insurance carrier in the marketplace to determine who is going to provide the best benefits according to a company’s particular needs.” Troy Andersen is a Certified Financial Planner who works with all of Clements’ individual clients to develop long-term, in depth financial plans. “He’s the other active partner and nephew of Clements’ founder, Donald Clements,” says Trimble. “Troy is great working one-onone with individuals. He helps them with everything from finding the best investment solutions, to determining their insurance needs and creating comprehensive plans to help achieve their particular financial goals.”


Top Row: David, Edin & Mel Bottom Row: Bethany, Veronika, Claire, Nikita & Laura

volumes about the quality of her work. A wide range of hair and beauty products are available at Uptown where there is always some one with a pleasant smile to help you with your needs. All the key staff at Uptown have over 10 or more years experience in their chosen professions. The staff like to stay ahead of the competition by attending out of hours master classes as well as ongoing training in house. Some of Uptown's more avant garde work will be on show at the Fall Fashion Show being held at Sawbucks Neighborhood Pub on Sunday, October 24th, doors open at 6:00 pm and show starts at 7:00 pm. Ticket price is $10.00, available from all participants: Uptown Salon & Spa Sinikkas, JJ Whiskey, Crowns & Jewels, and Mela Boutique.


604.535.8332 | #102-15585 24th Avenue, Surrey

n commemoration of Small Business Week, the South Surrey and White Rock Chamber of Commerce would like to recognize and congratulate the local businesses in the South Surrey/White Rock area whose hard work, determination and success have helped to build a strong economy for the community. “Our objective is to support and work with local Deanna Pederson, Linda Padvaiskas, businesses providing strong leadership on issues, programs Doug Hart, Joyce O'Brien & and marketing opportunities,” says Anne Fahlman Executive Director Doug Hart. relocating from all over the world," Hart The Chamber, with over 700 points out. "The Peninsula has fabulous members, offers monthly luncheons with beaches, breathtaking vistas, parks, golf interesting and informative guest courses, restaurants, shopping and speakers, as well as other networking accommodation." functions. Board members are local The Chamber office and Visitor Info business and community leaders. For its Centre at 100 - 15261 Russell Avenue members the Chamber provides enthusiastically promotes and directs opportunities to apply for the Chamber inquiring tourists and members of the Group Insurance Plan, and Visa, Interac community to all the amazing sights, and MasterCard benefits. A monthly accommodations, shopping and newspaper to all members provides businesses the Peninsula has to offer. The advertising and promotion opportunities and our website is designed to drive traffic Visitor Info Centre, by the pier, is open 7 days a week from May long weekend to from the whole community to do September, and Saturday/Sunday until the businesses with our members. The Chamber is active in promoting the following May. The Visitor Centre on Russell Avenue is open year-round. annual Business Excellence Awards, Taste The Chamber is celebrating its 73rd of the Peninsula, a golf tournament, the Anniversary this year, having promoted popular Spirit of the Sea Festival and the business and tourism in the Peninsula Tour de White Rock. since 1937. "The Semiahmoo Peninsula is a great place to live and the area is proving to be a very desirable destination for those

South Surrey & White Rock Chamber of Commerce #100 - 15261 Russell Avenue, White Rock, V4B 2P7 Bus: 604-536-6844 Fax: 604-536-4994 E-mail: •


Peace Arch News Wednesday, October 20, 2010



2010 Marks the

st Year

of Hugh & McKinnon Realty


n 1909, Surrey Pioneer Edwin Cancross, realizing the future potential of the area, established a Real Estate and Insurance Company in Cloverdale at 176 Street and Highway 10. The population of Surrey was only 1,291 & Vancouver’s 78,900. By 1909 the population of the Semiahmoo First Nations had dropped to just 38 since the Spanish arrived in Boundary Bay in 1790. Edwin Carncross and his family came to Surrey in 1888, homesteading 160 acres at Brown and State Street which is now 32 Avenue and 160 Street. Edwin’s brother Charles and his wife Mary moved to Surrey in 1897. As well as farming, Charles was a member of Surrey Council from 1898-1899, was elected Reeve in 1901 and became a Notary Public in 1917. 1909 also saw the opening of Surrey’s first bank when the Bank of Montreal opened just a few doors down from Carncross & Co. Back in Montreal, the Montreal Canadiens played their first game January 5, 1909 beating the Colbalt Silver Kings 7-6 in overtime before a crowd of 3,000 in the Jubilee Rink. Just a few years later in 1911, The Vancouver Millionaires would win the Stanley Cup. In 1916 while war raged in Europe, Charles sold his farm and joined Edwin at Carncross and Co., later that year Edwin moved to California due to ill health. In 1917 after serving in the Royal Canadian Flying Corps in WW1, Fabian Hugh joined the Company in the real estate business and the company was renamed to Carncross & Hugh. Originally a Notary Public from Ontario, Fabian received his Notary Public Seal for the province of B.C. in 1919 and was appointed SecretaryCollector for Surrey in 1921. When Charles Carncross retired from the firm in 1929, Fabian was left to run the business with Frank McKinnon who had joined the firm in 1926. For the next 10 years the two were the entire staff carrying the real estate, insurance, conveyance and dyking work, each earning $55 per month.

In 1936, during the Great Depression, high school student Alan Davidson was hired as an office clerk, working in the mornings before school and on Saturdays, taking care of such chores as dusting, sweeping and learning to type. After serving in the Canadian Air Force during World War II, Davidson returned to the firm in 1945 where he was offered a 30 per cent partnership, and was put in charge of the insurance branch. In the early 1950s, the name was officially changed to Hugh & McKinnon Ltd, a few years before Fabian Hugh retired in 1954. The 1960’s and 1970’s saw a great deal of expansion with branch offices opening in White Rock in 1960, Vancouver in 1961, North Surrey in 1962 and Langley in 1969. The White Rock branch first opened in 1960, and as the company continued to grow, was relocated to just south of North Bluff and Johnston Roads, across from the Central Plaza Shopping Centre in 1968. In 1978 the company was sold to Richards and Melling Inc, the White Rock office was purchased by Bill Sutherland and relocated to the corner of 140 Street and 16 Avenue in South Surrey, where it remains to this day. Hugh & McKinnon became a real estate sales and property management company, no longer involved in insurance brokeage. In 1990, the present owners Bruce Robinson and Greg Long bought the shares of Hugh & McKinnon Realty Ltd. from Larry Colby (who had bought the shares in 1988 after Bill Sutherland’s death). As the only remaining office, the Peninsula office has 35 agents, manages nearly 4,000 strata lots, 200 rental properties and 15 commercial properties. As well, the company has pooled investor funds and owns and manages a shopping centre in Walnut Grove, a shopping centre in Brentwood Bay, a rental townhouse project in West Kelowna and an apartment complex in Kamloops. In 2007 the company sold the Kelowna Lakeshore Inn which it owned and managed for 8 years. Through diversifying its business ventures, Hugh & McKinnon has managed to stay stable and successful through trying times that have seen other real estate companies disappear. Regardless of your real estate or investment needs, with 100 years serving the Fraser Valley community Hugh & McKinnon has the experience and expertise you deserve.

14007-16th Avenue, South Surrey, BC Office: 604-531-1909 Toll Free: 1-888-419-1909 Fax: 604-531-4624

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