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Fishy business: Elmer Rudolph, president of the Sapperton Fish and Game Club, at the fish ladder on Brunette River, by the east end of Burnaby Lake. Metro Vancouver is replacing the ladder with a more user-friendly structure that will make it easier for fish to navigate the waterway. The new fishway should be ready by early October.

New fishway helps the salmon Jennifer Moreau staff reporter

Metro Vancouver is making it easier for fish to make their way to Burnaby Lake. The regional government is replacing a local fish ladder with a more gradual, natural-looking structure to help fish navigate the waterway. The current fish ladder is part of the Cariboo dam spanning Brunette River on the east end of Burnaby Lake. The ladder is a series of water-filled steps that fish can use to leap over

the dam. The new version will have 12 “step pools” formed with rocks and boulders, making it easier for fish travelling both upstream and downstream. Elmer Rudolph, president of the Sapperton Fish and Game Club, said Metro Vancouver’s plan will help juvenile salmon. “They’re going to replace the fishway that has four jumps in it with a long graduated incline that goes back about 75 feet down the river from the dam,” Rudolph said. “In those little steps, there will be little clusters of rocks and what not. It will be like a long riffle in a


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A group of parents upset by the Burnaby school district’s anti-homophobia policy is now criticizing its spending on advertising. Parents’ Voice spokesperson Gordon World claimed that the school board spent nearly $5,000 of taxpayers’ money on recent newspaper ads stating: “We promote respect, understanding and acceptance.” “What you have created, however, is the opposite. (Policy) 5.45 has resulted in disrespect of parents, misunderstanding and lack of acceptance,” World said. “It’s divisive. If anything, it’s creating animosity between and amongst groups.” Parents’ Voice is an ad hoc group that formed in opposition to policy 5.45, designed to protect staff and students from homophobic bullying. The ad which ran in the Burnaby NOW states that “Burnaby schools take extra care to make sure all students feel welcome in our schools, regardless of their language, culture, national origin, religion or


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Yes or No? Answers to HST questions Jennifer Moreau staff reporter

The ballots are in the mail, and the fate of the harmonized sales tax now lies in the hands of British Columbians. Each registered voter should get a package with the following question: Are you in favour of extinguishing the HST (harmonized sales tax) and reinstating the PST (provincial sales tax) in conjunction with the GST (goods and service tax)? Yes or no? HST opponents claim harmonization is a tax shift from businesses to consumers, while supporters says it’s a better and more efficient system that will benefit B.C.’s economy. The Liberal government has also proposed to drop the 12 per cent tax to 10 per cent by 2014. The referendum runs till Friday, Aug. 5. If more than half of British Columbians who cast a vote choose ‘Yes’ to extinguishing the HST, the result is binding for the provincial government, which likely means B.C. returns to the old PST and GST system. The Burnaby NOW decided to ask two local MLAs for their thoughts on the issue, based on some of your questions from the back-and-forth conversations in our letters to the editor section. Here’s what they have to say.

Time to vote: Ballots like the one above have been sent out to B.C. residents for the referendum on the harmonized sales tax. Those in favour of getting rid of the HST, and returning to the GST and PST systems, should vote Yes. Those in favour of keeping the HST should vote No. For full details about the referendum, consult Elections B.C. at and click on HST Referendum.

Two sides of the debate: Politicians respond Harry Bloy MLA for BurnabyLougheed and minister of multiculturalism and social development

Question: When the HST was introduced, then-finance minister Colin Hansen repeatedly Harry Bloy Liberal MLA stated that harmonization would be “revenueneutral,” meaning the government would collect about the same in HST as it did under the old GST+PST system. If that’s true, and the Liberals drop the HST from 12 to 10 per cent over the next couple of years, how will the government maintain services for British Columbians with less tax revenue? Answer: This is misleading. Government has always maintained that the HST would generate more revenue over time, but early estimates suggested it would be roughly fiscally neutral during the first year because of the low income credit, the housing rebate, point-of-sale and other rebates that we are providing. It was always clear that later years would see a growth in revenue which is why, in part, the HST is better for B.C. With the proposed changes to the HST, consumers are slightly better off by about $120 per family, businesses pay a bit 6





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more and ultimately the economy grows. All of these factors ensure more stable funding for the services that we all rely on. Q: Where are the 100,000 jobs the HST was supposed to create? What kind of jobs are they? When will they be ready? A: There are varying studies that suggest job creation ranges between 20,000 jobs ( and well over 100,000 jobs (www.hstinbc. ca/making_your_choice/independent_ panel). These are jobs that cross every sector of the economy. Whether it is closer to either, we believe every job counts and support a tax that creates jobs versus one that hurts job creation. Q: One idea behind the HST was businesses would pay fewer taxes, save money and pass those savings on to the consumer by reducing prices. Where is there evidence that this is happening? A: The Fraser Institute has studied this question in the Atlantic provinces (Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, which harmonized their provincial taxes with the GST in 1997) and found harmonization resulted in cost savings being passed on to consumers through lower prices. I suggest you review their study at: http://bit. ly/kMkEug.

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Question: If British Columbians reject the HST, we will have to pay $1.6 billion for breaking the tax deal with the Raj Chouhan federal government and NDP MLA $85 million annually in interest. Doesn’t that mean less revenue for social services that your party has traditionally prioritized? Answer: Federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty said that he is willing to negotiate on the timing and the amount of the repayment of the $1.6 billion payoff from the federal government. Considering the tax burden has shifted from business to families by $1.9 billion per year under the HST, even if the $1.6 billion the federal government gave B.C. was to be repaid in full, families will still be better off returning to the GST/PST system with all of its exemptions. In addition, Premier Christy Clark’s promise to lower the HST by two points will blow a $1 billion hole in the annual budget. This will have a far bigger impact on the provincial bottom line and our ability to deliver social services than the combined cost of a one-time return

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payment to the federal government and any loss of annual revenue associated with a return to the GST/PST system. Q: Based on the consumer price index, economist and SFU professor Jon Kesselman found that the HST resulted in a 0.6 of one per cent increase in overall consumer prices in B.C. and that the HST was a modest increase and not a “tax grab.” What do you say to this? A: Under the HST, families are paying $1.9 billion more a year, every year. That money is being taken from the pockets of families and handed to big businesses who are already carrying less than their fair share of the tax burden. New Democrats oppose the HST because it is an unfair tax that hurts families and fails to invest in services like health care and education. Q: HST supporters claim that harmonization is more efficient than the GST+PST system. Why go back to the old system? A: The HST is not just a simple streamlining of our taxation system, it is a $1.9 billion tax shift on to the backs of B.C. families. There are other, better, ways to simplify our tax system that don’t make families, whose budgets are already stretched thin, pay hundreds more per year. Furthermore, the PST allowed the province to exempt items like bicycles and energy-efficient appliances – giving

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Q: HST opponents have consistently criticized harmonization as a $1.9 billion tax shift from big corporations to smaller businesses and families. What do you say to that? A: This is not accurate. As part of the changes to the HST that we announced in April, to help offset the costs of marching the rate down to 10 per cent from 12 per cent and ensure we meet our commitment

to balanced budgets, we will be foregoing the planned small business tax rate reduction and increasing the general corporate income tax rate from the current 10 per cent to 12 per cent. We are striking an appropriate balance and in fact, with a 10 per cent HST rate, instead of paying $350 more tax, B.C. families will on average pay $120 less tax than under the PST.


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families a break on sustainable purchases. British Columbians gave away the ability to make those choices by handing off provincial taxation authority to Ottawa. Q: The 12 per cent HST means people pay full tax on things that were previously PST exempt under the old system. If the Liberals drop the tax to 10 per cent over the next couple of years, won’t consumers save more with a two per cent tax cut on everything instead of a seven per cent increase on selected items previously PST exempt? A: The B.C. Liberals have proven they simply can’t be trusted to keep their promises, and even if they do go to a 10 per cent HST, British Columbians will have been paying seven per cent more on hundreds of items for over two years, and they

will continue to pay five per cent more on hundreds of items and services. Finance Minister Kevin Falcon has also refused to commit to maintaining the HST at 10 per cent, and British Columbians have no reason to believe that the Liberals wouldn’t simply raise the tax again. Cutting the HST will also blow a $1 billion hole in the budget which will end up being paid by families through increased taxes like MSP premiums and cuts to important services like health care and education. Families don’t come out ahead under a 10 per cent HST or a 12 per cent HST. Q: You stated that with the HST British Columbians pay more in consumer prices and get less money for health care, education and other services. How so?

A: The HST adds seven per cent tax on to hundreds of goods and services that previously had zero provincial sales tax, including many schools supplies, restaurant and grocery deli food, a morning coffee and muffin and big ticket items such as new homes, renovations and a new roof. British Columbians also pay more for nutritional supplements, acupuncture and other complementary health services. British Columbians get less because Christy Clark’s plan to drop the HST by two per cent will blow an annual $1 billion hole in the budget that Clark herself said would have to come from heath and education services. Instead of properly funding services for British Columbians, the HST is a $1.9 billion tax shift onto the backs of B.C. families.

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Residents lobby against gondola proposal But TransLink says it’s a ‘long way from a decision’ Janaya Fuller-Evans staff reporter

Forest Grove residents are worried that the proposed Burnaby Mountain gondola is being “leapfrogged through,” according to the No Gondola group’s spokesperson. No Gondola is an adhoc group of residents who are concerned about the gondola line, which could run above their community from Production Way SkyTrain station up to UniverCity. The group intends to speak with Metro Vancouver and Burnaby council about the issue. “We’d like Metro Vancouver and TransLink to focus on the big issues, not be distracted by this,” Glen Porter, spokesperson for the group, said in a phone interview on July 8. The group wants TransLink to take a few steps back and look at the options more thoroughly, he said. The group’s primary concern is that this should not be a priority for

TransLink, Porter said. “We hope they’ll look at spending the money wisely, in a way that serves the community,” he said. The cost of the proposed budget for the project increased from $69 million – which was indicated by the initial feasibility study conducted by the Community Trust years ago – to $120 million. The group is not happy with TransLink’s public consultations on the matter, he said. TransLink held two open houses in the neighbourhood in May and asked for feedback from residents in June, as well. “They haven’t consulted regionally,” Porter said. “They need to.” Porter doesn’t want people to get distracted from the imagery presented by TransLink of what the gondola would look like. “It is not just a pretty thing in the sky,” he said. “We’re viewing this as a mass transit system crossing over our neighbourhood.” Porter wants to take it to the regional level because it isn’t just a Forest Grove issue, he pointed out – everyone in Metro Vancouver would pay for it through his or her taxes.

He was hoping to bring a delegation to speak to the Metro Vancouver board about the issue at its July 15 meeting, but it was not listed on the agenda as of press time. Christy Cunningham, a resident opposed to the gondola project, spoke to Metro Vancouver’s regional planning committee on June 17, according to Greg Valou, communications officer for Metro Vancouver. The committee has since asked TransLink for a report on the project, its status in relation to TransLink’s 2011 plans and the rationale behind it, he said. However, since there isn’t a report from TransLink on the gondola project at the July 15 meeting, it is unlikely the delegation would be accepted for that meeting, he wrote in an email, adding that it would be better to apply when the report is on the agenda. TransLink is consulting with Forest Grove residents, according to the company’s spokesperson, Ken Hardie. TransLink is planning meetings with groups of residents before the end

of the month, he said in a phone interview on July 11. It is important for TransLink to do some gap analysis in this particular case, he added. “What do these folks think is going on, com-

pared with what is going on,” he explained. The design could be affected by the feedback the company receives, if that would help relieve residents’ concerns, Hardie said.

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Protecting parks should be a mandate for us all

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To my children: Hoping for the ‘best’ FAMILY TIES


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ometimes, when I look down at you while you’re sleeping, your faces so peaceful, your bodies curved up in that oh-so familiar slumbering pose (how funny that you both sleep the same way – bum in the air, hands warm and cozy tucked under your tummies), it’s hard not to feel the enormity of being your parent. In that moment, when I lean down and kiss your forehead, pull up the blankets and make sure (for the 100th time that night) that you are indeed still breathing, I realize that these years, these sleepless, tantrum-y years, are really the easy ones. Right now, you’re too little to argue about more than whether or not you can eat cereal in the living room, and you’re too young to storm out of the house after a fight. But before long, you’ll be old enough to go where you want, and be friends with whoever you choose and probably break curfew a few times along the way. Those years frighten me already. And someday, beyond the teen years, our little nest will be empty again.

Is there possibly enough time between now and then for all the things we hope you’ll learn before you’re out in the world on your own? We hope, for example, that you’ll learn, even when doors are being slammed and “I hate you’s” being screamed, that your sibling can be your best friend, a true constant in an ever changing world. We hope you don’t let the drunk guy drive, no matter how short the trip home. We hope you realize much earlier than we did that, in fact, smoking doesn’t look cool and stinks really badly (and yep, we’ll still recognize the smell even if you drove home with the windows down). We hope you lose sometimes. In sports. On a test. At a job interview. Not because we’ll enjoy watching you suffer a defeat, but because getting back up and trying again will be more valuable to you in the long run than easy success. Cliché, but true. We hope you remember that what you see is not what you get: outer beauty does not equal honesty, kindness, goodness or loyalty. Choose your friends based on values that last; judge yourself by your actions and the way you treat others. In a world that tells you otherwise, listen to your mother: the brand of your clothes, the type of car you have

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March, with the centennial anniversary of the creation of the first provincial park. Both organizations no doubt face challenges unprecedented in their 100year histories, with pressures as varied as battling to save at-risk species and dealing with climate change, to facing tighter governmental budgets and encroaching development. As a country, we must do what we can to ensure that our natural spaces and historic sites are preserved so that, many generations from now, future British Columbians, Canadians and

visitors from around the world will still be able to enjoy these places, and so that the flora and fauna that call them home will continue to thrive and be protected. So get out camping, go for a hike, take a road trip to an old fort or settlement site. The same applies for local parks and public places: discover what’s on offer right here at home. The more valuable and cherished these places are to each of us, the more people there will be to stand up to protect them when needed.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Wages: good reason for uproar Dear Editor:

You wrote a thought-provoking piece in the paper about salaries at city hall (100K club doubled since ’07, Burnaby NOW, July 8). When determining fair compensation, it is important to look at the total compensation package. This includes salaries, benefits and pensions. The total comp package at the city is worth about 40 per cent more than the salaries alone. Many employee benefits at the city are for items that employees do not receive until the point at which they retire. I can assure you these benefits and final salary pensions are not paid in the private sector. The city owes future retiring employees

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millions for such thing as termination benefits and earned sick leave payouts. Pensions are a form of deferred compensation that is paid after the employee leaves the service of city hall. These pensions are based on the final average salary of employees and pay 70 per cent of this salary for life. The average life expectancy of retired Canadians is now 84. An employee who retires at age 55 with a $100,000 salary will receive $70,000, including CPP, the first year of retirement, and it will increase every year after that. Based on an index factor of two per cent for cost of living, the employee who leaves at age 55 with this level of pension, and there are obviously many

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in Burnaby, will get another $2.8 million in “compensation” from his pension. Calculate this into the level of compensation and I would suggest that city taxpayers have good reason to be in an uproar. An average employee will earn far more in retirement than they ever earned during their working career. To suggest employees should be compensated the same as chief operating officers and chief financial officers is reasonable, however most businesses only have one person in these positions, not 73. The compensation bonus that city employees are paid is estimated to be an additional 30 per cent by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business in the Wage Watch report when compared with the private sector. I agree on the importance of competent people at all levels, but let’s do a fair comparison with the salaries of taxpayers. Bill Tufts/Fair Pensions for All, by e-mail

HST should be scrapped Dear Editor:

Like most British Columbians, I was totally appalled after the last provincial election, when the Liberals broke their promise and brought in the HST. Myself and many of my friends signed the petition against the HST.

When Gordon Campbell resigned and Christy Clark took his place and announced the changes to HST, I read all the information that was presented by the government and business and thought perhaps maybe it wasn’t so bad after all, even to the point I was going to vote No to accept the HST. However, several things have since occurred to me. Why are we paying this extra tax and getting back a one-time small token of $175 and then being promised the tax will be reduced to 11 per cent next year and 10 per cent in three years? There is no guarantee they will with the way the Liberals lied last time. Why is the government and big business so enthusiastic about this tax? They say it’s going to lower prices of goods and services and add more jobs to boost the economy. But after the first year of this tax, there is no indication of this. But what really turns me off to voting for the HST is the fact the government is willing to spend $6 million on promoting this tax to the voters, money that could be used for health care and other more important things. Of course, the Liberals may raise the PST and use it the same way the HST is being used now if they don’t manage to get the vote for the HST. Anyway, something really smells bad about this, and I’m glad I am seeing the way to go and that is to vote “Yes.” I want to scrap the HST. Cody Tabois, Burnaby

Hopes: The best is not ‘cool’ continued from page 6

and how “cool” you are means very, very little. We hope you get a part-time job when you’re about 16, and we hope it’s hot, sweaty, thankless work at minimum wage – because someday, when you’re standing on the other side of the service counter looking at an underpaid worker, you’ll remember to treat them the way you wished you’d been treated: with respect. We hope you find true love, not too young, not too old, but when the time is right. And, news flash: we don’t care who you love, if they are the same colour or a different colour; the same nationality or a different one; the same gender or the opposite. Here’s what we care about: that you love them well. That they love you well. That, above all else, they are your best friend. We don’t care if you

become a doctor or a opposite gender as friends, lawyer or a plumber or a not enemies; as teammates, mechanic. Do what you not opponents. want to do; make an honMost of all, we hope est day’s work of it, be that you remember, when happy. you are utterly convinced We hope you’ll learn that we don’t care and to care as much about the can’t possibly understand, planet as you that we do. We do about your really, really “We hope you hairdo; that do. Because get a part-time you’ll spend all we’ve ever as much time job when you’re wanted for learning about you is the best about 16, and the world’s – not the most religions and we hope it’s hot, perfect, or the cultures as wealthy, sweaty, thankless most you do talkor the most picwork at minimum turesque, or the ing about teen heartthrobs most cool – but wage.” and video the best life games. that the world CHRISTINA MYERS We hope can offer. Reporter you both find Christina the strengths in your genMyers is a reporter with the ders, and leave behind the Burnaby NOW. She has two stereotypes. You can be a children, aged 13 months girl without being a drama and four years. Follow queen, a diva or a beauty her at queen. You can be a boy ChristinaMyersA or without being aggressive, send her e-mail at cmyers@ a bully, or a jock. See the

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Neighbourhood house gets new, bigger space Jennifer Moreau staff reporter

The City of Burnaby has approved a new home for the South Burnaby Neighbourhood House, one of the largest local community service groups. Executive director Antonia Beck was excited about the news. “This has been a lot of hard work and quite the journey in terms of starting the neighbourhod house,” she said. Beck described the current location on the corner of Imperial Street and Jubilee Avenue, as an old, cramped, fragmented space that can’t accommodate big groups. “We can’t do our gatherings here. We always have to look for other places to borrow spaces,” she said. The new digs, which should be ready by 2013, will be part of MetroPlace, a 46storey residential development, close to Metrotown SkyTrain station. The developer was allowed to increase density in exchange for making space for non-profit groups.

Beck said the developer is giving up 16,000 square feet, and the neighbourhood house will get 12,000 of that. According to Beck, the purpose-built area will have three floors and will include a reception area, offices, meeting rooms, a child-friendly space for a parents’ drop-in program and room to eat. “The thing we’re looking very forward to is a large banquet room – a meeting room – where we can have our community dinners, with a kitchen,” she said. The neighbourhood house has been looking for a bigger venue since it started about 15 years ago. “We had to go through a process of applying for city amenity space, but it’s been very well-known that the neighbourhood house needed a home in Burnaby,” Beck said. The South Burnaby Neighbourhood House runs a variety of programs designed to bring neighbours together, including child-care programs, groups for seniors and youth leadership training.

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presented in a supplemental plan, and there’s currently no money allocated for it. TransLink began meeting with stakeholders in the area last fall, and awarded the business case study to consulting firm CH2M Hill last winter. A three-rope gondola system – like the Peak 2 Peak gondola

on Whistler Mountain – was the one recommended by the business case study. The gondola would run about 40 metres above the ground and tree canopy, over the Forest Grove neighbourhood, according to TransLink. The line would consist of five towers, up to 70 metres tall, to support the cables. Tower locations have not yet been determined.

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Burnaby man gets four years for fatal assault Jennifer Saltman Postmedia News

A Burnaby man was sentenced July 7 for his part in a 2009 fatal assault in Surrey. Faris Omerovic, 20, received four years of jail time for the 2009 “one-punch manslaughter” of Sher Singh. B.C. Supreme Court Justice Kathleen Ker said in her judgment that Omerovic is a significant risk to reoffend and is a risk to the public unless his drug and alcohol addictions are treated. The case dates back to March 1, 2009, when Omerovic was trying to shoplift a bottle of Crown Royal from Donegal’s Cold Beer and Wine Store, in the 12000 block of 96th Avenue, when 54-year-old Sher Singh, a former employee who was at the shop visiting, grabbed him as he went through the turnstile. When Singh told Omerovic that he should pay, Omerovic responded, “Don’t f---ing touch me,” and punched Singh in the face. Singh fell to the ground and hit his head on the floor. Omerovic left. Unconscious for several minutes, Singh was revived by ambulance attendants but didn’t want to go to the hospital and instead went home with a friend. Seventeen hours later, Singh was dead. He had suffered a brain injury as a result of the fall, and a hemorrhage had killed him. Omerovic, who was not arrested

until the following year, claimed that he couldn’t remember what happened and that he was under the influence of drugs and alcohol at the time. Ker accepted that Omerovic didn’t intend for Singh to die but said that what he did was dangerous and he should take responsibility for the consequences of his actions. “This was not an accident,” Ker said. “It was intentional assault that resulted in a man dying.” Omerovic has a “lengthy and unenviable criminal record,” she said, including 11 thefts between the time of Singh’s death and his arrest. However, because of his genuine remorse and the work he has done while in jail, Ker said there are strong prospects for Omerovic’s rehabilitation. Omerovic was given double credit for the 17 months and three days he’s spent in custody. He will serve another 13 months, 24 days in jail followed by three years of probation. Conditions of his probation include a 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. curfew for the first year, staying out of liquor stores, pubs and bars and performing 120 hours of community service. Ker said Omerovic is lucky to have so much support from his family when others may have written him off as a lost cause. “The choice is yours. Do not disappoint them again,” she said.


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he Burnaby Arts Council has begun its 19th annual Burnaby Summer Theatre program. This year’s production, Selera and The Temple of Zoom!, is running at locations around Metro Vancouver all summer long. Students from Studio 58’s theatre program will be putting on the children’s show, which features Selera, the “girl who can run faster than anything,” who sets out on a journey to the Temple of Zoom on the Island of Gorlinga to find a cure for her mother, who has been poisoned by a spider. Selera must overcome obstacles on her journey, and she makes new friends along the way. The production, directed by Sean McQuillan, is free. Show times are as follows: ◆ Every Thursday until Aug. 11, Burnaby Village Museum, at noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. ◆ July 19, Bill Copeland Community Centre, 10:30 a.m. ◆ July 19, Nanaimo Park in Vancouver, 2:30 p.m. ◆ July 25, Sunset Day Camp, Vancouver 1 p.m. ◆ July 26, Cameron Rec Centre, Burnaby, 11:30 a.m. ◆ July 26, Willingdon Heights Community Centre, Burnaby 2 p.m. ◆ Aug. 3, Ron McLean Park, 2 p.m. ◆ Aug. 9, New Westminster Public Library, 10:30 a.m.

Church music

A former student from neighbouring New Westminster will be having a musical homecoming at a Burnaby church this month. Anna Pidgorna, a composer currently studying at the University of Calgary, graduated from NWSS in 2003. German classical accordionist Olivia Steimel will be performing one of Pidgorna’s pieces at the New West Christian Reformed Church, 8255 13th Ave., Burnaby, on July 22 at 8 p.m., along with masterpieces from Bach, Haydn and more. Tickets at the door for $10 or $5 for students and seniors.


Local salsa dancers bring home first place from championship Stefania Seccia staff reporter

An early captivation with conga rhythms has developed into a lifelong love of salsa dancing for local international salsa champion, Alfonso Caldera. With his new partner, Jessica Shatzko, in tow, Caldera recently brought home a firstplace win at the Portland Salsa Congress last month in the professional division competition – which is now his third world championship. But it wasn’t such an easy shot because his partner suffered a broken foot for the entire four-day competition. “After the warm-up, we ended up picking to go first; it was really hard,” he said. “I felt like I was going to have a panic attack.” Caldera said he was extremely worried and doubtful about this win because the two had arrived in Portland after driving all night. A lack of sleep and an incident where Shatzko not only broke her foot, but had to dance without any bandages, only exacerbated his anxiety. “I had not competed for a couple of years,” he added. “I was not sure if we’d do a good job or not. … I promised my students if I didn’t win I wouldn’t come back.” Despite his worries, the two led the score sheets with a big gap over the competition, according to Caldera. “The difference between our scores, we were way ahead,” he said. “I couldn’t believe it.” “It was kind of a weird experience.” The two have been dancing together as partners for only a short while. Caldera found Shatzko when she attended one of his dance classes, adding that he recognized a spark in her and it led to their eventual partnership. He hadn’t had a partner for a few years after his last one had moved to another city, making it impossible to find time to practise. “I already got her to be a world champion,” Caldera said of his new partner. Shatzko, 17, has a history in dance, but from other backgrounds, such as tap, jazz and hip-hop. This competitive win was the first experience for her on

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Time to dance: Alfonso Caldera and partner Jessica Shatzko recently won a first-place spot in a world championship competition in Portland despite nerves and a broken foot.

looks more sexy and flashy.” salsa’s world stage. In the future, Caldera and “She’s a hard worker,” he said. “She never complained Shatzko will participate in about her foot, she just did it. other upcoming world-class championships in She was motivatLas Vegas and San ing me a lot.” “It has given me Francisco. Caldera According to Caldera, what sets confidence and started dancing 15 years ago and has him apart from strength; it got taught for 10. other world salsa “It has given champions is his me in shape and me confidence and particular style, has helped me to strength; it got me called bravo. stay healthy in in shape and has “It’s a more helped stay sharper style of body and mind.” healthy mein to body salsa dancing,” and mind, and he explained. “It’s ALFONSO CALDERA that’s why I share more flashy, more Dancer my passion and technical, more experience with all body posture. The main difference is the guy my students,” he said on his looks more manly and the girl company’s website.

Caldera added that if everything goes well, Shatzko intends to apply for Canada’s So You Think You Can Dance? program next year. “She’ll win,” Caldera said of Shatzko’s intention to be on the show. His dance company has started drop-in salsa classes across the Lower Mainland, including a venue in Burnaby. Caldera is a World Salsa Federation and International Mayan Salsa champion dancer. For more information about Caldera’s Bravo Dance Company, visit www.bravo “The nice thing about salsa dancing is it’s a really nice, fun, social dance,” he noted.

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Musical moment: Angela King, front row second from right, during a previous performance, will be appearing in Anything Goes.

Local actors on stage Three Burnaby actors among cast at Theatre Under Stars Christina Myers staff reporter

A trio of local performers will be on stage this summer as part of the Theatre Under the Stars’ 65th season. Burnaby residents Aaron Lau, Angela King and Dave Campbell will be among the cast members this summer.

The musical theatre organization is putting on Bye Bye Birdie and Anything Goes at Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park. The shows run on alternating nights, starting at 8 p.m., until Aug. 20. Set in 1960, Bye Bye Birdie tells the fictional story of famous rock star Conrad Birdie and his manager, teenagers in Sweet Apple, Ohio, and what happens when Birdie gets drafted. Lau takes on the roles of the reporter, ‘Sweet Apple Folk’ and stage manager. Theatre Page 15

The new Highway 91/Nelson Road Interchange in Richmond will soon be open to traffic, providing an exit from Highway 91 to Nelson Road southbound and a connection to Highway 91 westbound from Nelson Road and/or Westminster Highway. Once the interchange is in operation, non-local heavy truck traffic will be restricted on Westminster Highway between Nelson Road and No. 6 Road. For the opening date, interchange diagram and other details, visit the project web site at: For further information about the project, contact Senior Project Manager Brad Glazer at 250 356-0160 or by e-mail at

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Stage veteran: Aaron Lau, appearing in Bye Bye Birdie, is enjoying his seventh season with Theatre Under the Stars.

Theatre: Summer starts continued from page 14

This is Lau’s seventh season with Theatre Under the Stars, and he was recently named an Ovation award winner for Outstanding Gypsy 2011. In Anything Goes, an unusual group of passengers travel together on the S.S. American, with songs by Cole Porter. King, who performed in the opening ceremonies of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, takes on the role of Angel. She’s also a second-year student at Simon Fraser University. Alongside King in

Anything Goes is Campbell in the role of Elisha Whitney. Campbell’s theatre experience goes back to 1976. This year marks his first Theatre Under the Stars performance since appearing in 2004’s Footloose. Theatre Under the Stars is a not-for-profit society that entertains families through popular musical theatre shows while providing an outlet and training ground to develop amateur performers and technicians of all ages. For more information about the performances, and for tickets, see www.


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ZONING BYLAW AMENDMENTS PUBLIC HEARING The Council of the City of Burnaby hereby gives notice that it will hold a Public Hearing TUESDAY, 2011 JULY 26 AT 7:00 P.M. in the Council Chamber, Burnaby City Hall, 4949 Canada Way, Burnaby, B.C., V5G 1M2, to receive representations in connection with the following proposed amendments to “Burnaby Zoning Bylaw 1965”. 1)



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The purpose of the proposed zoning bylaw amendment is to consolidate and service the subject site as well as to provide parameters for future development. BURNABY ZONING BYLAW 1965, AMENDMENT BYLAW NO. 20, 2011 – BYLAW NO. 12962 Rez. #11-16 2830 Douglas Road Lot 1, District Lot 74, Group 1, NWD Plan LMP5585 From:

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CD Comprehensive Development District (based on M2 General Industrial, M5 Light Industrial and M5r Light Industrial Districts as guidelines and in accordance with the development plan entitled “Proposed Industrial – Office Building, 2830 Douglas Road Burnaby, BC” prepared by WestCAD Services Ltd.)

The purpose of the proposed zoning bylaw amendment is to permit a change of use to the existing two-storey commercial building to an office-industrial use.

BURNABY ZONING BYLAW 1965, AMENDMENT BYLAW NO. 24, 2011 – BYLAW NO. 12976 TEXT AMENDMENT The purpose of the proposed zoning bylaw text amendment is to clarify certain aspects of the bylaw and make minor amendments in support of existing practices and Council policies, as well as other minor regulatory changes regarding side and rear yard setback provisions for commercial or industrial developments adjacent to a Comprehensive Development District site, and regulation of business establishments for the purchase of gold, silver, and other precious metals.

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BURNABY ZONING BYLAW 1965, AMENDMENT BYLAW NO. 25, 2011 – BYLAW NO. 12977 TEXT AMENDMENT The purpose of the proposed zoning bylaw text amendment is to provide clarification and improvements to the wording of the bylaw regarding off-street parking provisions in the Hastings Street Area Plan.

All persons who believe that their interest in property is affected by a proposed bylaw shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to be heard or to present written submissions respecting matters contained in the bylaw. Written submissions may be presented at the Public Hearing or for those not attending the Public Hearing must be submitted to the Office of the City Clerk prior to 4:45 p.m. the day of the Public Hearing. The Director Planning and Building’s reports and related information respecting the zoning bylaw amendments are available for public examination at the offices of the Planning Department, 3rd floor, in Burnaby City Hall. Copies of the proposed bylaws may be inspected at the Office of the City Clerk at 4949 Canada Way, Burnaby, B.C., V5G 1M2 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. weekdays until Tuesday, 2011 July 26. NO PRESENTATIONS WILL BE RECEIVED BY COUNCIL AFTER THE CONCLUSION OF THE PUBLIC HEARING A. Skipsey ACTING CITY CLERK

Burnaby NOW • Friday, July 15, 2011 • A17


Double the fun for Edmonds Fair Theresa McManus EDMONDS EXPRESS The Edmonds City Fair and Classic Car Show is shaping up to be double the fun. The Spirit of Edmonds Car Show and Street Festival and the Edmonds City Fair are joining forces for this year's Edmonds City Fair and Classic Car Show. The event is being held on Sunday, July 24 on Edmonds Street. "The car show starts at 10 a.m.," said Paul McDonell, chair of the Edmonds City Fair committee. "The fair starts at 11. It runs until 3 p.m." The Spirit of Edmonds Car Show was collapsing, so organizers decided to keep it alive by combining it with the Edmonds City Fair that's normally held in September. The fair will be held on Edmonds Street from Canada Way to Mary Street, and the car show will be held from Mary Street to Kingsway. "We are expecting 90 to 120 cars, depending on the weather," McDonell said. In addition to cars, the event features entertainment at various stages. The stage in front of Big O Tires will be the site of a talent show. "We open it up to people up to the age of 19," McDonell said. "We only allow 10."

A variety of ethnic groups and bands will also be performing at the event that's geared to folks of all ages. A choir from Metropolis will be performing at various spots along the street. "This will be the seventh year we have had it," McDonell said about the fair. "We usually have it in September; but we have moved it up to July." Food vendors, kids' rides and an international village are all part of the day's fun. Awards will be given out for winners in the talent contest and the car show at 2:30 p.m. In past years, the fair has been held in Richmond Park, but it's currently a construction zone, as it will be the new home of a community facility. "It's going to be lots of fun," McDonell said about the event. "It's always fun." One of the fair's popular events is a mystery challenge that often involves people including the mayor, local politicians, fire chief, police chief and president of the Edmonds Business and Community Association. The challenge will be held at 1 p.m. near the Burnaby fire hall on Edmonds Street. "They never know what it is gong to be. We have had sack races, corn chucking, pie eating," McDonell said. "It's a lot of fun. The crowd really likes it."

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Neighbourhood party Theresa McManus EDMONDS EXPRESS South Burnaby Neighbourhood House is building community connections through a fun-filled day on the street. Everyone is invited to attend the South Burnaby Neighbourhood House annual open house and street party. The event takes place on Jubilee Avenue on Thursday, Aug. 4 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and includes a barbecue lunch, crafts, games and more. "It's an annual street party and open house for the Neighbourhood House," said executive director Antonia Beck. The event began as a small gathering and has grown to the point where the City of Burnaby allows Jubilee Avenue to be closed for the street party.

"We will be serving hotdogs and having children's activities," Beck said. "There's usually a bouncy castle and face painting." A hotdog, drink and chips are available for a dollar. Beck said the event attracts people of all ages, as South Burnaby Neighbourhood House provides programs for everyone from children to youth to seniors. "It's really community building," she said of the event that brings together people of various ages and interests. "It is very intergenerational and cross cultural." South Burnaby Neighbourhood House is located at 4845 Imperial St. (at Jubilee). For more information, visit or call 604-431-0400.

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e’re continuing with our popular feature – our staff’s Top 5 (Or More) Things To Do This Weekend. We’ve moved publication to our Friday editions. For this week’s feature, we have lots of free activities, from yoga and swimming to studio TV shows. Get breathing with free yoga classes. What better way to wind down after the work week than with yoga and deep breathing? There are free yoga classes on Fridays, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Burnaby Association for Community Inclusion at 2702 Norland Ave. The sessions, which run all year, focus on postures and controlled breathing. Bring a mat, towel and water. It’s absolutely free, no catch. Get laughing with the studio audience for Mr. Young. This one is for youth aged 10 and up. YTV is filming a family sitcom in Burnaby, and they need loud laughter in the studio audience on Friday nights. The show is titled Mr. Young and features a child prodigy who teaches science to high school students. By being a part of the audience, you get to meet the cast, see how a TV show is made and feast on pizza. Free tickets are available for July 15, 22 and 29. Email mr.youngaudience@gmail. com to reserve a seat.


Check out their Facebook page at www.facebook. com/mryoungtv. Get swimming for free at Kensington pool on Friday, July 15, from 8 to 10 p.m. This swim is for youth aged 10 to 16 only. One dollar will buy a hot dog and beverage, courtesy of the Burnaby Association for Community Inclusion,


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The Tragically Hip, well known for their hit New Orleans is Sinking, will be headlining at Deer Lake Park on Friday, July 15. The opening act is Hey Rosetta!, with the show set to start at 7:30 p.m. This one,

however, is not free. General admission tickets are $76.15 (after service charges). Get sporty with the Simon Fraser University Highland 7s rugby tournament this Saturday, July 16, from 8:30 a.m. to about 6 p.m. It’s part of B.C. Rugby 7s series. Or, feel free to check out the Burnaby Barracuda sum-


mer swim meet, which runs all day Saturday and Sunday at Central Park’s outdoor pool. –Compiled by Jennifer Moreau with files from Alfie Lau and Tom Berridge. Do you have an interesting community event happening on the weekend. Send details to jmoreau@burnabynow. com and mention Top 5 in the subject line.

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Conflicts often have deep roots HEALTHWISE

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n recent weeks, I’ve written of the common communication problems encountered by couples. When conflicts arise, we can find fault in one another or believe something is wrong in the relationship itself. But often the roots of recurrent marital conflict lie outside of the current relationship itself; the source may lie in your past. Each person has core beliefs about themselves, relationships and marriage. They shape our expectations and shade how we see our current relationships. Like our core beliefs about ourselves and others, these are largely subconscious and unquestioned. When couples find themselves in recurrent


conflict, it may be helpful worry, or were negative to reflect on these deep feelings ignored, supbeliefs. pressed and suffered in Our biases and expectasilence? tions are not unlike bagHow were positive feelgage and old furniture ings – particularly affecthat we move into our tion – expressed? Was love new home together. We expressed in words, kindwill continue to trip over ness, gestures and actions? and walk around them Were there plenty of hugs until we look and kisses? at them clearly Your own “By shining a and judge their way of relatlight on the dark- ing may not value today. Take a step ness of the past, necessarily be into your past. the same as you could more your What was the parents; clearly see what is you may do the emotional tone in your childopposite. influencing your exact hood home? If your parents thoughts, actions were frequently Was it joyful and warm, fighting and and relationangry and conshouting, you ships.” flicted, anxious may follow the and tense? same pattern in DAVIDICUS WONG Remember your relationfamily physician your own parships or the ents. How did they relate? opposite, avoiding conflict How did they model altogether. their marriage to you? If you were raised in What was your dad’s role? a home where physical, What was your mom’s? emotional or verbal abuse How did they make deciwas accepted, you could sions together? How did continue the pattern as they manage conflict? either the victim or the How was anger expressed? abuser. Did they talk about feelBy shining a light on ings including sadness and the darkness of the past,

you could more clearly see what has been subconsciously influencing your thoughts, actions and relationships. You could evaluate them in the light of this day, and consider the best approach to your life today. As an adult and no longer a child, you do not need to maintain the core beliefs and style of relationship your parents modeled. As an equal partner in a reciprocal relationship, you can co-create your new rules of engagement. In upcoming columns and in my blog (davidicus more on improving how we relate and communicate in marriage and other significant relationships. ◆ Dr. Davidicus Wong is a physician and writer. His Healthwise column appears regularly in this paper, and his blog can be found at davi, and wong. His Positive Potential Medicine radio show is at for breaking news, photo galleries, blogs and more

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Mazda3 dominates Canadian market

Plenty of good reasons for car’s national popularity

David Chao & Bob McHugh

NOW contributors

The Mazda3 Sport is a premium five-door hatchback that costs a little more than its sedan equivalent. You’re not alone in liking the look of this car, as it’s already a very strong seller in Canada, where compact vehicles dominate. Buyers appreciate the high-value, quality product when they see it. Completely redesigned last year, the second-generation 2011 Mazda3 Sport comes in three trim levels, GX ($17,495), GS ($20,965) and GT ($25,425). The base GX is powered by a 148-horsepower 2.0-litre engine with a five-speed manual transmission, while the GS and GT trims both come with

a 167-horsepower, 2.5-litre four-cylinder and a sixspeed manual gearbox. All trims have an optional five-speed automatic with manual-shift mode. Wise old auto heads say that it’s better to buy a car in its second year of production, when the engineers have ironed out all the early manufacturing kinks. There’s certainly something to be said for that line of reasoning, although probably less so today. That said, the 2011 Mazda3 Sport does come with a host of changes, but they are mostly packing changes. To start with, electronic stability and traction control systems are now standard on both the GX and GS trim levels. A 16-inch alloy wheel is now standard on the GX trim, a luxury package (with leather) is now available on the GS trim, and new standard equipment

on the GT trim includes a moonroof, leather upholstery, an eight-way adjustable driver seat and heated front seats. New available features for 2011 include; rain-sensing wipers, auto on/off headlights, bi-xenon headlights with auto-levelling, an adaptive front lighting system and LED rear combination lights. Deleted features include side turn lamp markers on GX and GS trims, door mirror turn lamps on GT and a driver seat memory function. No matter the edition, price or potency, core attributes of a Mazda3 are its super-rigid body platform and its sportminded engineering theme. Increased use of high-strength steel and a technique called weldbonding in key body locations make the structure both lighter and stiffer, and when combined with

Mazda Page 25


The Mazda3 Sport was redesigned last year and comes in three models: the GX, GS and the GT.

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Mazda: Interior offers roomy seats and extra cargo room in hatchback continued from page 24

new suspension modifications result in an even tighter and better handling Mazda3.

The Inside

My test GT edition came with leather upholstery that offered good side support on the cushion and seatback to hold an occupant snugly in place. The driver’s seat came with a good range of power adjustments, which included seat cushion height and a tilt feature. Mazda has done a very job of setting up the cabin cockpit with the driver’s job in mind. There’s enough rear seat space for adults provided those up front are willing to share. The seatbacks fold 60/40 to create an almost flat load floor.

The extra cargo room that the hatchback provides can come very handy when moving bulky items. The optional navigation system screen is quite small and it’s mounted in a second-tier instrument panel that’s further away from the driver. While in the driver’s line of sight, it’s harder to read than most, which are usually mounted closer in the centre stack. The navigation screen also doubles as a multiinformation display, which was controlled by a grouping of small buttons on the right side of the steering wheel.


The 2011 Mazda3 recently qualified as a ‘Top Safety Pick’ based on the results of crash tests per-

formed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. And, as already mentioned, an electronic stability control system is now standard on the GX and GS trim levels.

lever mount in centre console that was easy to navigate through its six gears and the clutch had a nice light-action feel. While not quite the crisp, direct feel of a rear-drive sports car, like the Mazda MX5, it’s very close. The top end gear ratios were not as long as I expected, as Mazda tends to lean more

The Drive

The manual transmission has a stubby shift

considering its large (fourcylinder) displacement.

The Score

A reasonably priced premium compact hatchback, the Mazda3 Sport is a great handling car with distinctive looks, a driverfocused interior and the soul of a sports car.

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28 Judoka wins bronze 28 Bryne Ck. sports awards 29 B.C. to play for bronze SECTION COORDINATOR Tom Berridge, 604-444-3022 •

Club at the forefront of sevens game Tom Berridge sports editor

When Burnaby’s Rain De Guzman recently helped showcase the game of rugby 7s at Empire Field, it might have been his crowning moment in the game. De Guzman and fellow Burnaby Lake rugby clubmate Joe Dolesau were invited to play alongside the great Waisale Serevi of Fiji on the Dog River Howlers 7s rugby team in a recent exhibition match between halves of a CFL football game between the B.C. Lions and the Saskatchewan Roughriders. While playing before more than 18,000 spectators at Empire Field might be a career highlight for the two rugby players, better things are certainly ahead for the Burnaby Lake Rugby Club. The Lakers have embraced the seven-a-side game of rugby in a big way since B.C. Rugby launched its super sevens summer program last season. In 2009, Burnaby club executives Simon Smolden and then-president Jeff McKay launched the Lighthouse sevens program, which has been a model of success in its debut. “Burnaby was super progressive in trying to get a program in order,” said

Golfer in junior top 10 at B.C.s Tom Berridge

sports editor

Larry Wright/burnaby now

Finding a gap: Burnaby’s Rain De Guzman, with ball, makes a break during practice prior to an exhibition rugby 7s game showcased between halves at a recent B.C. Lions football game at Empire Field.

25-year-old De Guzman, a Moscrop Secondary grad. “It’s a different kind of feeling all together. I still remember my coach Andrew Vagnarelli organizing a sevens tournament when I was in Grade 9 and it was an opportunity to play up with the Grade 12s, and we did well.” Both the open men’s and women’s sevens teams

were quick out of the gate last season, winning their respective summer series titles. The Burnaby open women’s team is well on its way to duplicating last summer’s feat with wins in their first two competitions this season. The success in the summer also carried over to the 15-player game, where

Burnaby Lake has struggled in the past outside of the powerful premier women’s program. “What it gave us the opportunity to do was to develop some young players,” added Smolden, the club’s past president. The effects at the club have been almost immediate. The women regained

their provincial stature as the top premier division side, while the Division 1 XV won the club’s firstever B.C. men’s title. Burnaby Lake also placed all its club teams into the playoffs this season. “It’s a perfect avenue to introduce and develop Rugby Page 29

Midget Lakers set to defend A1 B.C.title The Burnaby Lakers earned a berth into the B.C. provincial midget A1 lacrosse championships last week. The midget A1 Lakers upset New Westminster 2-1 in the bestof-three playoff series, following a 7-2 victory over the second-place Salmonbellies on July 5. Burnaby came back to tie the series 8-5 at home after dropping a 6-5 decision in overtime in the series opener. Matthew Shannik scored

Burnaby’s opening two goals in the Game 3 win. Other markers were tallied by Keir Yonge, Mike Brletic, Anthony Quatrano, Aiden Milburn and Danny Spagnuolo. Andrew Warren, Garret Bramall, Cody Rescky and Cory Tuddenham anchored a solid Burnaby defence, while Robert Spagnuolo won a majority of the faceoffs for the Lakers. A core group of the midget Lakers have been together since 2005, when the team became the

first Burnaby squad to win the Jack Crosby Memorial novice allstar tournament at the A1 level. Since then, the Burnaby team earned a silver medal at the peewee level and a gold in the bantam division at the provincials. The A1 Lakers are looking to defend last year’s gold-medal win at midget. Shannik and Danny Spagnuolo were also recently named to represent Burnaby on Team B.C. at the national midget championships in

Whitby, Ont., beginning July 31. For Shannik, it is his third national youth championship. Shannik helped B.C. win a bronze at the 2007 peewee championship and along with Spagnuolo won a silver at bantam in 2009. The midget provincials will take place in Coquitlam from July 20 to 24. If anyone would like to help sponsor the Burnaby players, please contact Barbara Shannik at 604-435-5055.

Burnaby’s Lucas Gatto wound up in a tie for 10th place at the B.C. junior golf championships in Trail over the weekend. Gatto finished with a four-round, four-over-par 292, 18 shots back of runaway defending champion Adam Svensson of Surrey. Svensson fired a sizzling 14-under 274, including an opening round 67 on the par 72 at the 6,555yard Rossland-Trail Golf Course. Kevin Kwon of Pitt Meadows placed runnerup at seven-under-par with a 281 total. Conner Kozak of Vernon was one shot back of Kwon with a 282. Gatto, a three-time B.C. AA high school team winner with St. Thomas More Collegiate, was pegged as high as sixth overall following a two-under 70 in the third round on Thursday. STM teammate Kevin Vigna shot an eight-over 296 with a two-under 70 in the final round to finish in a tie for 19th overall.

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Ernie Truant stepped down this week as commissioner of the Western Lacrosse Association for personal reasons. Truant was replaced by New Westminster school board trustee and Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Famer Casey Cook following a league meeting on Tuesday. Cook has held various positions in lacrosse at the provincial and national levels.

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Mantas win big at Golden Spike


Ishikawa judoka wins bronze at junior nats Dante St. Prix helped the B.C. judo team to a 15medal haul at the Canadian junior national judo championships in Quebec. St. Prix, who trains out of the Ishikawa Judo Club at the Nikkei Cultural Centre in Burnaby, placed third in the under-15 boys’ under55 kilogram category at the championships in Sept Iles on July 2. St. Prix won his opening match with an inside leg swipe in the first six seconds of the match. But in his second bout, St. Prix was disqualified while leading following a major penalty on his Ontario opponent. St. Prix fought back in his next bout, stopping the Alberta champion on points. St. Prix won his next two matches convincingly, scoring an ippon, or singlepoint scoring throw in the following match and then a half-point waza ari in the fifth and final bout. The bronze medal was

one of eight earned by the B.C. team. B.C. also brought home two gold and five silver medals. Six Burnaby Judo members were among those taking part at the junior nationals. Jhulianne Romero made it to the u-17 girls’ u-52 kg semifinals before losing by ippon to eventual silver medallist Elena Giuglielmo of Quebec. Anil Kumar lost in the quarter-finals of the boys’ u-66 kg division, while clubmate Dylan Samuel was beaten in his first two matchs at u-55 kg. In the u-20 division, Darko Heriban and Cohen Hocking were both eliminated in the quarter-finals. Heriban lost to eventual bronze medallist Jeremie Turcotte of Quebec at u-73 kg. Hocking fell by ippon to eventual champion Michael Fortin-Demers at u-66 kg. Adbumajit Samazov lost in the second round at u-81 kg.

Jun Jay Liu cleaned up at the Port Moody Golden Spike swim meet on the Canada Day long weekend. Liu won all five of his races in Division 6, placing first in the 50- and 100metre freestyle, 50m butterfly, 100m backstroke and 200m individual medley. First-year Div. 1 swimmer Hannah Cui won four gold in free, fly, back and IM. Cui also placed second in 50m free and breaststroke. Another Div. 1 Manta Deryck-James Tsang won the 50m back and IM, placed second in the fly and 100m free, while finishing third in the 50m free.

Div. 3 Harvey Lee won both the fly and breast, placed second in the 100m free and third in the free and back. Bryan Cheng and Kenneth Ng also garnered five medals apiece. Cheng took gold in the Div. 5 boys’ 50m free and three silvers in the 100m fly, back and free. Cheng also placed third in the IM. Ng won the 100m breast in Div. 4, was second in the fly and IM and third in the 100m back and free. Derek Shi, Enoch Cheung, Jacob Ng, Jacky Tung, Desiree Wu, Selena Cui, Bonnie Cheung and Shelly Clemente, with a silver and a bronze, also medalled for the Mantas.

Byrne year-end awards Larry Wright/burnaby now

Fires out: The South Burnaby Metro Club

Spitfires, seen here in a match earlier this season, finished with an 0-2-1 record at the B.C. Soccer under-17 boys’ Provincial B Cup championships in Penticton last weekend. West Vancouver Spuraways won the u-17 title with a 2-1 win over the Kamloops Blaze. Lakehill Emery Electric, 1-0 Coastal B Cup winners over South Burnaby back in April, won the bronze medal following a 5-0 victory over the Terrace Kermodes.

Evangeli Anteros and Paul Mallari were named the Grade 12 athletes of the year at the Byrne Creek Secondary School year-end sports banquet in June. Anteros and Mallari both competed on the basketball and volleyball teams. Rhoda Allie and Alex Kim were the top Grade 11 athletes, while the junior male and female awards went to Sameer Aslami and Ella Tugade, respectively. Merve Fattah and Abel Flores won the Grade 9 athlete of the year awards. Leila Mottaghi and Body Geoffrey were the bantam athlete award winners.



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B.C. to play for bronze at Canada Cup B.C.’s under-18 football team will play for the bronze medal at the Canada Cup in Lethbridge, Alta. The West Coast squad dropped a 31-15 matchup to Team Quebec in the semifinals played on Tuesday. Quebec scored 24 unanswered points through the second and third quarters after the two teams were deadlocked at 7-7 after the opening period. Alberta, 25-8 winners over Ontario West, will play Quebec in the Canada Cup final (after NOW deadlines). B.C. opened with an 180 win over Manitoba on July 19. St. Thomas More quarterback Mikey Carney passed for 22 yards and scampered for another 41 yards in the win over Manitoba. Terrell Davis was B.C.’s offensive game star in both games. B.C. played Ontario West in the bronze medal game, also Friday.

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A Langford Storm infielder makes a play at first against the Cloverdale Dynamite at the recent 18th annual mite girls’ invitational softball tournament at Squint Lake Park. Kevin Hill/ burnaby now

Girls’ lax nationals next week in N.W. Three members off Burnaby’s gold-medal winning bantam girls’ lacrosse team will headline Team B.C. at the Girls’ National Lacrosse Tournament to be held at Queen’s Park Arena in New Westminster, starting Saturday, July 23. Xenia Dumont, Amie Morrison and Jolene Robinson will grace the provincial bantam team, which boasts six girls from the host association – Bianca Ballarin, Kristin Hackett, Zoe Loewen, Emily Manville, Naomi Noda and Allison Shanks. Seven New Westminster girls will also represent Team B.C. on the midget team at the nationals which run from July 23 to 28.

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young adults to handling, fitness and one-on-one tackling,” Smolden said. Another reason was the adoption of rugby sevens as an Olympic sport that will make its debut at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. De Guzman calls the opportunity to play in the Olympics “super exciting”, while adding Burnaby Lake is well positioned to benefit from it. “If we keep working at the game, we might produce an Olympian one day,” said De Guzman. Although 2016 may be too late for the club’s premier scrum half, it’s otherwise perfect timing for

younger club members to make their names in sevens. The sevens game of Rugby Union originated in Scotland in the 1800s and has become a widely popular summer pastime in parts of Africa, Asia, Europe, the Americas, and especially the South Pacific, where Fiji has been the men’s World Cup champion on two separate occasions. Burnaby Lake is fortunate to have a lot of expert coaches from Fiji and Tonga, spearheading the coaching of the club’s sevens program. Burnaby is the only club to field both an elite and development team in the senior men’s division. The club also has a youth sevens team.

It’s all part of the club’s design in making Burnaby a centre for rugby excellence, said Smolden. And it just keeps getting better. Former junior players continue to return to the education system, further strengthening the pipeline between high school and club rugby in Burnaby. Currently three Burnaby Lake juniors Gabe Raymond, Fuku Vikilani and Brian Murphy were named to the under-18 B.C. squad in anticipation of the upcoming Youth Commonwealth Games. As well, 10 Laker clubmen are presently trying out for spots on the B.C. Bears provincial representative side. In international news,

Burnaby’s Pat Riordan was named as team captain and starting front row for Canada’s national men’s team to the 2011 World Cup in New Zealand. Riordan won his first representative cap for Canada as a hook in 2003 and has earned 37 caps over a nine-year span. Canada will play in a tough pool with Tonga, France, Japan and the host Kiwis. In women’s rugby news, Burnaby Lake’s Julia Sugawara was recognized with a special award for giving back to the female game. The Burnaby back and national team player became the third annual recipient of the Colette McAuley Award.

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Tim Stephens' Astral Reflections Aries March 21 - April 19: Last week of domesticity, sluggishness and security themes. Soon (Friday night onward) a surge of pleasure, creativity and romance will arrive! While you’re waiting, finish important tasks. Complete real estate deals, foundational garden and household chores (e.g., soil improvement, plumbing, laying a new cement walkway). If it applies, “write the end” to an association or relationship. Sunday’s for joy and friends. Retreat, rest and plan Monday/Tuesday. You might need to handle an administrative chore. Be charitable. Your energy and charisma surge Wednesday to Friday. Taurus April 20-May 20: Complete home-oriented and communication tasks, answer mail, etc. Start new communications projects only if they’re short ones. A slow-down approaches. Friends remain affectionate, gracious. Social delights, flirtations, entertainment and popularity buoy you Sunday night to Tuesday. Be cautious with money Tuesday; don’t let friends make you overspend. Retreat, rest Wednesday to Friday eve – you can accomplish in governmental areas, but watch legalities, ethics. Be cautious Wednesday— safety rules! Your energy, charisma and clout surge Friday night, Saturday – joy, luck abound! Gemini May 21-June 20: The accent continues on money, earnings, collecting and paying, buying/ selling and sensual attractions. This is a go-ahead time, with no major obstacles – so take action! (But finish rather than start projects.) Sunday’s for thinking, culture, foreign movies, gentle love – but don’t start anything. You’re ambitious (or should be) Monday/Tuesday – success is available, but watch impatience or friction Tuesday early afternoon. (Just before and after this, a great career-money idea or opening could occur!) Your hopes rise Wednesday to Friday – flirtations, social delights arrive!

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Cancer June 21-July 22: Your energy, charisma, effectiveness and clout continue high – but now to August 26, finish rather than start projects and relationships. Soon, an old friend and an old money situation will return, and your ambition will be sparked anew (in something old). But that’s August. Sunday’s easy but “empty.” Research, enjoy mystery. Sweet understanding, gentle love, culture, intellectual arenas and far travel fill Monday/Tuesday. (Temper is a liability Tuesday afternoon.) Be ambitious, chase career Wednesday to Friday. (Beware subtle opposition Wednesday night.) Saturday: party time! Leo July 23-Aug. 22: Use this week and next to finish rather than start projects, ventures. They are two very successful weeks, so finish big, significant things, even projects you put aside weeks or months ago. Your legal, travel and love hopes remain high (though your greatest luck lies in career, ambition, this year). You can find aid in government, from civil servants or head office. Sunday’s intriguing but sign nothing. Mysteries, finances, sexual urges fill Monday/ Tuesday – successfully, except Tuesday afternoon. Wisdom, gentle love bless Wednesday to Friday. Be ambitious Saturday – luck’s there! Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Your hopes, popularity remain high. A meaningful relationship could start Monday/Tuesday or Friday night into Saturday. The best for the long-term would be a link that forms Tuesday eve/night, or Saturday. Monday/Tuesday also feature opportunities and opposition – be diplomatic. Wednesday to Friday brings secrets, research, subconscious urges, intimacy, lifestyle changes, health diagnosis and large finances. Luck here is jumbled, some good, some bad – best Thursday noon onward. All week (excepting those relationships) focus on finishing rather than starting. Saturday, you win!

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: The accent remains on ambition, career, prestige relationships, dealing with authorities and higher-ups. This week is smooth and successful – but concentrate on finishing important projects, even those from the past (not older than a year) rather than starting big new ventures. Sunday’s pleasurable, romantic – but yields little. Tackle work or health concerns Monday/Tuesday. Wednesday to Friday brings opportunities, exciting relationships, new horizons, challenges and oppositions. Take care Wednesday p.m. – arguments have large import. Lucky money, intimacy Saturday – say yes! Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: A slow-down occupies the horizon, so finish or give another boost to important projects this week and next. Avoid big new starts. Both weeks are smooth, successful. Your present flow of goodwill, intellectual and cultural ease, will be replaced by a power-packed, ambitious month starting Friday night. (But the four weeks following will bring a career/business project from the past, or turn an ongoing one in mild circles, so don’t plan a brand new project for August.) Rest Sunday. Romance, creativity flow Monday/Tuesday: you’re a winner! Saturday, lucky opportunity. Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Mysteries, health concerns, “big finances,” other people’s money, inheritances, lifestyle changes, diagnosis, sexual urges – these continue auspiciously. Finish or further big projects rather than starting new ones. All runs smoothly. (Well, don’t argue over loyalty Tuesday afternoon nor let money overrule love Wednesday night.) Monday/Tuesday highlight home, kids, security. Wednesday to Friday features romance, pleasure, beauty. Friday night begins four weeks of intellectual, travel, international, cultural, love and “idea-transmission” involvements – from the past.


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CREDITORS AND OTHERS Re: The estate of NATALIE ANDROSOW also known as NATALIE ANDERSOW and N ANDROSOW deceased, formerly of #1204-5645 Barker Ave., Burnaby, B.C. Creditors and others having claims against the estate of NATALIE ANDROSOW also known as NATALIE ANDERSOW and N ANDROSOW, are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the executor, Royal Trust Corporation of Canada (Attn: Nicole Faigaux) at 7th Floor, 1055 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6E 4P3 on or before August 15th 2011, after which date the executor will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the executor then has notice.

July 17 - 23, 2011 Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Finish or further ongoing projects, rather than start big new ones. A slow-down looms like clouds on the horizon. This week flows very smoothly, if you can sidestep a bit of friction Tuesday afternoon and avoid being heavy-handed Wednesday night. (Sure you can!) Relationships remain sweet, but Friday begins a month of “closed door” activity – confidential meetings, big finances, investments, sexual intimacy, health diagnoses and research. By next week, these spheres will grow affectionate, fortunate – IF you deal with past projects, bonds. Love could strike Saturday! Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: All runs smoothly this week and next. But complete projects rather than start big new ones. (Small/short ones OK.) Your energy and charisma shine Sunday. Chase money Monday/ Tuesday. Let your bank overrule your heart Tuesday afternoon. Short trips, reports, communications fill Wednesday to Friday. Put a period on a sentence of work. Avoid gossip, sly people Wednesday night. Relax Saturday (in nature, or by looking at houses). A month of surprises, opportunities, fresh horizons, relationships and challenges begins late Friday; the best of these will be from the past. Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: Romance, pleasure, games and creativity, risk and adventure end late Friday, so enjoy them while you can. (Friday night brings a month of work and health concerns.) Finish or further important projects in any sphere – don’t start anything new, big, before Aug. 26. Rest deeply Sunday – nothing’s worth doing. Your energy and charisma soar Monday/Tuesday – grab love, other prizes! Don’t be impatient on the home front Tuesday afternoon. Chase money Wednesday to Friday, but be cautious Wednesday night, Thursday morn, when money hits obstacles. Saturday’s busy – errands, friends. • Reading: 416-686-5014




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1 BR Maple Ridge, ground level, 730 sf, +55 bldg, 5 appls, gas f/p, updates, fantastic value $129,000. Contact Gordon Remax Realty cell 604-250-0594


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#6-9976 149 St. 3 BR, 3 baths. Sat, 2-4pm. $288,800. Elvira Hall, Royal Pacific Rlty, 604-783-9632

2BDRM Home 108 Mile Ranch on .97 acre. Beautiful lake and mountain views. Pictures and description on BCHomesForSaleByOwner- 108 mile. Asking $219,500.00 - 250-791-5265 or 604-217-1249


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Real Estate

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Sell your home, only $99. 604-574-5243 Aldergrove updated 2400sf 7br 3ba, suite, private lot $499K 778-668-2847 id5386 Coquitlam quality owner built 3300sf 6br 3.5ba w/side suite $899K 240-6163 id5391 Chilliwack Eastern Hillsides fully serviced 6000sf VIEW lot $125K 477-9274 id5387 Delta Price Reduced studio condo, 19+ complex, pool, park, $94,900 597-8361 id4714 Langley Senior’s Bargain 1000sf 2br 1ba up level tnhse, 55+ $165K 532-1772 id5371 Langley Immaculate 1180sf 3br 1.5ba townhome, pool, $234,900 532-4357 id5374 Langley gated 1495sf 2br 2ba rancher TH +55 complex $379,900 778-887-0302 id5392 Squamish Resort Living 650sf 1br condo concrete bldg, view $300K 808-9288 id5397 Sry Guildford sub penthouse 1556sf 2br+den 2 bath condo $349,888 782-9888 id5383 Sry Clayton 2938sf w/4br’s up, 2br bsmt suite, coach house, $545K 575-6249 id5393

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8 LAGUNA Court, New West, 1300 sq ft, 2 BR, 2 bath, includes in door pool, sauna, excerise rm and in door prkg, $1650/mo, N/s, N/p, Avail immed. 604-644-3396 BBY 2BR 2 bath condo near Lougheed Mall, Call Quay Pacific Property Managment Ltd at 604-570-2786 Quoting Code T15

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6 BR house. 3 up, 3 down. 2 kitchens, 8000sf lot, renod, near ammens, $359,000, Clearbrook area, RV prkg. 604-825-3434




North Delta

ABSOLUTELY BEST deal on market! Manicured lot 1,160 sf rancher, Annieville Park, North Delta, 11386-95th Ave. Ron Rudy Rudy Mac Rlty 604-590-2444


Vancouver East Side

BY OWNER FOR SALE 3 BDRM old timer home 33x122 lot size asking $685,000, east of Fraser St. Pls call 604-825-8474


Industrial/ Commercial

WAREHOUSE/OFFICE/YARD SPACE Auckland/10th - New West (Lease / Sale) (604) 339-7653/831-4744 (RP Realty)


Okanagen/ Interior

EXCEPTIONAL LAKEVIEW Lots from $150,000. Owner wants to retire. Will carry financing. 1-250-558-7888


Out Of Town Property

4BDRM/3BTH Becher Bay Road, East Sooke, B.C. Your own piece of paradise! Immaculate family home on 1.6 sunny & private acres with incredible water views, amazing gardens. Call today for more details! $599,000 Call: (250) 744-0619 or email:


BBY SIMON FRASER APTS, 7175 Pandora St, Clean quiet 1 Br, $875 incld heat, hw, hardwood, 1 yr lease, np, Call Lorne Dorset Realty 604-299-0803


CALYPSO COURT 1030 - 5th Ave, New West Near Transportation & Douglas College. Well Managed Building.

office: 604- 524-8174 cell: 604- 813-8789



Close to Lougheed Mall, S.F.U. & Transportation.

Large units some with 2nd bathroom or den. On bus routes, close to S.F.U. & Lougheed Mall.

545 Rochester Ave, Coq

555 Cottonwood Ave, Coq

office: 604- 936-3907

office: 604- 936-1225



Large Units. Near Lougheed Mall. Transportation & S.F.U.

office: 604- 939-2136 cell: 604- 805-9490

1010 6th Ave, New West 1 BR & 2 BR Available. Beautiful atrium with fountain. By shops, college & transit. Pets negotiable. Ref required.




Extra Large 2 Bedrooms. Close to Lougheed Mall & S.F.U.

Close to Lougheed Mall, all Transportation Connections, Schools & S.F.U.

552 Dansey Ave, Coq

415 Westview St, Coq

office: 604- 939-4903 cell: 778- 229-1358

office: 604- 939-8905 cell: 604- 916-0261



NEW WESTMINSTER Bach from $750 1 bdrm from $895

Beautifully landscaped grounds with views of Fraser river. Outdoor swimming pool and close to parks and shopping. RENTALS 604-521-7259




BBY, METROTOWN. 1 - 2 BR. Clean, quiet bldg. Incl heat/hot water. Immed. 778-323-0237

COQ AUSTIN & BLUE MTN. 1 BR $720 av now/Aug1. & 2 BR $830 av Aug 1. Incl h/w, bldg laundry. Nr transit. 778-865-6696

on Balmoral Street available June 1. Close to trans, Highgate Mall & shopping. Rent incls heat & h/w. Refs req’d. Reno’d stes avail. Wheelchair accessible. Ana 778-859-0798 or Bayside Property Office 604-432-7774


COQ • Austin Heights Clean quiet 1 & 2 BR apts avail. Sorry no pets. 604-936-5755

BBY METROTOWN 1 & 2 BR. Avail Immed, Clean, quiet bldng. Inc heat/hot water. 604-715-1824

401 Westview St, Coq 1450SF, 2BR, 2 bath open flr. plan, oak cupboards, garage, workshop, ac, fruit trees, 40+ Estate, usellahome.com5363 $199,900,.. 604-792-9186


Burnaby NOW • Friday, July 15, 2011 • A33

1300 King Albert, Coq Close to Transportation, Schools & S.F.U.

office: 604-937-7343 cell: 778-829-3567


St Andrews Street 2 BR Apt, Large balcony, updated, nr transit & amens. Aug 1. Small pet ok with pet deposit.


NEW WEST. Bachelor suite, $650/mo incl heat, h/w & cable. Near transit. Refs. 604-521-1636 NEW WEST Cozy Studio apt, nr all amens, laundry facils, inste f/p, n/s, n/p, $545. 604-783-6003

NEW WEST. 1 BR. H/wd floors. $700/mo incl heat, h/w & cbl. Ns/ np. 604-939-1423, 604-980-8170


St Andrews Street 2 BR Apt, Large balcony, updated, nr transit & amens. Avail Now. Small pet ok with pet deposit.

Call 604-518-5040

VILLA MARGARETA 320-9th St, New West

Bach & 1 BR Available. All Suites Have Balconies. Undergrd Parking Available. Refs Required. Small Pet Ok.

CALL 604 715-7764

604 420-5636

Contact Alex 604-999-9978 or Bayside Property Services Office: 604-432-7774

SKYLINE TOWERS Hi-Rise Apartment with River View & Indoor Pool. 1 BR & 2 BR Available. Rent includes heat & hot water. Remodelled Building and Common area. Gated undergrd parking available. References required.


BONSOR APTS Renovated high rise, concrete building. Penthouse, 1 BR & 2 BR available. Very close to Metrotown, Skytrain & Bonsor swimming pool. Rent includes heat, hot water. Refs req’d.

102-120 Agnes St, N.West


99-7360 Halifax St, Bby

NEW WEST nr RCH/Skytrain, 1 BR apt, $755/mo, No Pets, quiet complex, 604-299-8288 email:



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Follow the garage sale trail every issue of the classifieds.

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NEW WEST. Reno’d 1 BR suite, new applis, flooring & fixtures. Rent is from $795. 604-724-8353 POCO DWNTWN, almost new 2 BR Condo, 2 f/bths, 6 appls, f/p, u/g prkg, nr all amens, N/s, N/p, $1220/mo. Call 604-942-8649



Highrise DELUXE Condo GREAT LOCATION. 1 BR & Den • 900 sq. ft

7 appls, parking, storage. Rec & Amenity rooms. NS/NP

604- 983- 8046

ROTARY TOWER 25 Clute St, New West

Age 55 or over. Beautiful view. Bach high rise apt. Close to trans & shopping. Rent incl all utils. Refs req. Contact Ana Cell: 778-859-0798 Bayside Property Services Ltd.


22588 Royal Crescent Ave, Maple Ridge Large units. Close to Golden Ears Bridge. Great view of River

office: 604- 463-0857 cell: 604- 375-1768

SUNSET PARK 5870 Sunset Street

Close to Bus & BCIT STUDIO & 1 BDRM ★ Quiet park-like setting ★ Newly Reno’d ★ Heat/hot water incld 604-291-8197

Whitgift Gardens 1 BR Apt, $750/mo, 2 BR Apt, $925/mo, 3 BR Apt, $1100/mo. Heat, hot water, parking. Family living, daycare available. Near kids’ park, basketball court and Skytrain.

Coq./Poco/ Port Moody

POCO Nr Coq Ctr. Own BR, $425 & BR & bath $450. Incls utils, W/D, share home. 604-475-0262

6602 Port Moody NEW PORT VILLAGE

Shared Accommodation

Suites/Partial Houses

BBY 2 BR g/lev, w/d, covered prkg, nr bus, $900 incls utils. Av now. N/S & N/P. 604-790-8433 BBY, 6 St / 12 Ave. 2 BR, grd/lvl, priv entry. N/s. Cat okay! $850/mo incl hydro. Aug 1. 604-522-1513 BBY DEER Lk area brand new spac 1 BR ste, new appls own w/d, nr amens. $1050 inc cbl/net. N/p, n/s. Aug 1. 604-294-9830



ALARM 604-463-7919 Systems Ltd.



* RENOS * Bsmt refinish * Drywall * Bath Tiles * Windows * Doors * Stairs. Call Norm 604-437-1470


Carpet Cleaning

ROYAL STEAM CLEANING Carpet, Upholstery, Auto (Int), walls & windows 604-765-8054 BBY, EDMONDS. Large 2 BR, grd/lvl. Priv ent & alarm. Vaulted 9 foot ceilings! Ns/np. $995/mo incl hydro. Nr bus, Skytrain, schools, laundry & shops. Avail now. 778-891-8944 or 604-521-8990 BBY HIGHGATE, 2 BR bsmt ste, Sh’d W/D. Near school/bus. $975 incls utls, cable, net. NS/NP. Ref req’d. Avail now. 604-432-7526 BBY Royal Oak/Rumble, 1 BR g/lvl ste, n/p, n/s, no w/d, $750 incls utils. Immed. 604-375-4261 BBY SFU, 2 BR, 1000sf, bright & clean, share washer. $850 + 50% utils. Ns/np. Now. 604-421-1196 COQ SPAC 2 BR ste g/lvl, cls to schl/bus. $1000 incls hydro, internet & laundry, N/S, N/P. immed. 604-729-4709 or 778-355-3964

NEW WEST. 1 BR, f/bath, priv w/d & entry. Ns/np. $750/mo incl hydro. Aug 1st. 604-777-2052



No pets. Available now.

Duplexes - Rent

3 BR upper, Metrotown, 1400sf $1575+60%utils, pets ok, 3 appls, share wd, sauna, fp, soaker tub, garage, July 15, 604-818-1129



HOST FAMILY wanted. Please contact us at 604-688-1811 or e-mail:


Houses - Rent

ANMORE coach house, 1,100 sf, 2 BR + den, 5 appls, bright, nr bus, painted, big yd, quiet. $1590. Nr Buntzen Lake. 778-688-6622

COQ. 1 BR, g/lvl, full bath, priv w/d. Ns/np. $800/mo incl hydro. Near bus. Immed. 604-761-9235


Miscellaneous Rentals




Shared Accommodation


Aussie Excavations. Same day quote, Retaining walls, drainage, all types jobs Tim 778-322-3002



West Coast Cedar Installations New or repaired outdoor cedar ★ specialists since 1991 ★ 604-270-2358 or 604-788-6458


Flooring/ Refinishing

Hardwood Floor Refinishing Repairs & Staining Installation Free Estimates

TOO BUSY TO CLEAN? Leave it to us to clean your home or office. $30/hr. 604-362-0962


TWO LITTLE LADIES WITH BIG MOPS. Your one stop cleaning shop!!... Call 778-395-6671



Concrete Cracks Repair. Foundation Walls, Basement, Parkade. Full Warranty. Call Simon (604) 473-7761




HARDWOOD FLOOR SERVICES Sanding & Refinishing Installation Quality Workmanship Free Estimates Fully Licensed & Insured


Golden Hardwood & Laminate Prof install, refinishing, sanding, and repairs. 778-858-7263

NEW WEST, Queens Park, 4th St, 1 BR, private entry, sh’d w/d. Quiet character home/modernized. Suits 1 person. $635 incl util. July 1. NS/NP. 604-521-3025

DRAIN TILES & WATER LINES Without Digging a Trench 604-294-5300

POCO, CITADEL. Spacious 2 BR, priv entry, large kitchen, priv w/d. 1,000 sq ft. Ns/np. $1100/mo incl hydro. Immed. 604-418-3147


1BDRM/1BTH 4881 Ridgelawn Drive, Burnaby incl:Shared Laundry,cable,heat,hydro $875 Aug 1st 604-299-2783



Townhouses Rent

POCO 2 BR T/H $765 & $785/mo. Quiet-family complex, No Pets! Avail Now. Call 604-464-0034


TOWNHOMES Professionally managed family townhome complex on 28 acres located in beautiful Port Moody. Spacious 2 BR & 3 BR units, 5 appls, inste W/D, walk out bsmt, 1 parking. Cat friendly.

Contact 604-939-0221


Wanted To Rent

NEW WEST or Sapperton. Senior with cockatoo bird, wants a 2 BR bsmt suite. 604-544-0198, lv msg



Specializing in drywall & textured ceiling repairs, drywall finishing, stucco repairs, painting. Fully insured.

604-916-7729 JEFF

*Drywall * Taping * Texture * Stucco*Painting * Steel stud framing Quality Home 604-725-8925 VINCE’S MAGIC Drywalling & textured ceiling repairs. Bonded 604-307-2295 / 778-340-5208



#1113 Low Cost Electric 522-3435 Comm/Res/Panel change Heating/Appl Repair. Lic & Bonded.

LICENSED ELECTRICIAN res/ comm, small jobs ok. Free Est, Reas. Lic106797. 604-773-5190

Lic Electrican, Res/Comm. Reno’s & panel changes, low cost, 604 374-0062. lic # 06951 YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guar’d. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899


Escort Services

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Lawn & Garden




• Sales & Installation of 5’’ Continuous Gutter • Minor Repairs • Cleaning

A1 Steve’s Gutter Cleaning & Repair from $98. Gutters vacuumed/hand clean. 604-524-0667



HANDYMAN Repairs & Reno’s Call Walter ★ 604-790-0842




★ Stonework.paving stones ★ Cedar decks/fencing ★ Pergola’s Call Danny 604-250-7824

Able Boys Landscaping Ltd. bobcat/lawn/cedar fence/paving stones, trim trees. 604-377-3107 ★ AMAZING TOUCH LAND’G ★ Bobcat, paving, retaining walls, turf, planting, etc. 604-889-4083

DOUBLE - 0 LANDSCAPING Bobcat (small jobs), lawn care & power raking. Call 778-885-2984 Greenworx Redevelopment Inc. Hedges, Pavers, Ponds & Walls, Returfing, Demos, Drainage, Jackhammering. Old Pools Filled in. 604 782-4322

★ OPERA LANDSCAPING ★ Bobcat, retaining walls, irrigation, paving, fences. 778-688-2444

Need a Handyman?

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Oil Tank Removal





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Many years exp ★ Free Est ★ ★ Lawn cuts ★ Garden maintainance. ★ Tree topping & trimming ★ Power raking, aeration.

Call Mr. Van 604-726-9741

WILDWOOD LANDSCAPING Hedge Trimmimg & Tree Pruning & Hedge Removal Spring Up Chaffer Control & Lawn Restoration. Comm/Strata/Res Aerating & Power Raking. Free Estimates. 604-893-5745 604-723-2468; T. TRAN, New lawns, grass cuts, hedging, pruning, weeding, cleanup. Reliable

A Gardener & A Gentleman Lawn, garden, tree svcs. Pruning, yard clean-up, rubbish. 319-5302

HON’S Garden Services •Lawn Cut •Trim •Weed • Cleanup & More. ★ 604-317-5328

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Lawn & Garden • Clean-ups & Disposal, Gutters/Press Washing Seniors Disc. Al @ 604-783-3142 Ny Ton Gardening new lawn & yard, trimming, shrubs, hedging, pruning & topping, 604-782-5288


Moving & Storage


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Interior/Exterior Specialist Many Years Experience Fully Insured Top Quality, Quick Work Free Estimate



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• Local & Long Distance • Avail. 24/7 incl. holidays • Seniors Discount • Delivery to/from YVR Airport


Knights Moving Licensed, Ins & Bonded Local & Long Distance Free Estimates A+BBB Rating

(604) 861-8885

$35/HOUR PER PERSON • 24/7 Abe Moving & Delivery and Rubbish Removal. 604-999-6020

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Established 1963

Coq./Poco/ Port Moody

ROOMMATE NEEDED to share 1800 sqft Townhouse in Port Moody, w/d, laminate floors, $595 incls utils, cable & internet, parking, indoor pool, nr SFU & Lougheed Mall. Suits professional working person or student. References Required. Avail Now. Call 778-846-5275

one mini, drainage, landscaping, stump / rock / cement / oil tank removal. Water / sewer line, 24 hours Call 341-4446 or 254-6865


New Westminster CALL 604 723-8215


Century Hardwood Floors

604 939-0944



A.S.B.A. ENTERPRISE. Comm/ Res. Free Est. $25/hour includes supplies. Insured. 604-723-0162

DALL’ANTONIA CONCRETE Seniors discount. Friendly, family business, 40+ yrs. 604-240-3408 NEW WEST. Clean 1 BR. Sh’d w/d. Alarm. $695 incl hydro/cable. Ns/np. Avail now. 778-896-8822


INTERIOR & EXTERIOR Book by Aug. 1 & Save 15%

Seniors 10% Disc • 28 Yrs Exp. • BBB Member WCB • 5 Year Guarantee • Free Est. Refs.

604-432-1857 or 604-773-7811

West Coast Colour Pro Painting Interior-Exterior Top Quality, Professional Work Free Estimates


Water Lines (without digging) Sewer Lines (without digging) Install. Drain tiles. 604-294-5300 LICENSED PLUMBER & Gasfitter. BBQs, ranges, etc. Repairs, renos. VISA ok. 604-830-6617 PLUMBING • DRAIN CLEANING

JOHNSON MECHANICAL Call 24/7 • 604-925-0234


Power Washing

• Power Washing • Window and Gutter Cleaning • Lowest Price Guaranteed Call Tyler 778-386-3783 affordahomeser Grant’s Home Maintenance Complete Pressure Washing: Roofs, Houses, Driveways, etc Gutter Cleaning & Repairs.

Residential & Strata Prompt Service. WCB Insured

604- 936-2808

PRESSURE WASHING, siding, gutters, tile, roof, treat moss. Gill, 604-897-4204, 604-599-4204


Renovations & Home Improvement



Specialties Include: Kitchen & Bath Improvements We Also Do: • Roofing • Sundecks • Door & Window Replacements

Call Bill



EST 1995

Home Renovations

Decks Paving 25% Off Tile Tiling Painting Washroom Specialist

Santo 778-235-1772 M&S HANDYMAN

• Framing • Flooring • Finishing Carpentry • Painting • Drywall • T i l i n g Senior discount


All Work Guaranteed

778 231 1303

A MOVING EXPERIENCE WITH L & D ENTERPRISES !!! Fast & Dependable Special Rates Seniors Disc. Call 604-464-5872

ABBA MOVERS bsmt clean 1-4 ton Lic, ins’d from $35/hr, 2 men $45 hr honest 26 yrs est 506-7576.

• WCB & Liability Insurance • Exterior & Interior • Kitchen Cabinet Refinishing

All Renovations & Additions, Ins. Quality Work


AMI MOVING ★ 3-5 ton cube. Starting at $39/hour. Local & long distances. 24/7 ★ 604-617-8620 BEST WEST Moving 24/7, 7 days a week. Great Rates. Also short notice moves. Call 604-319-1010 MIKEY’S LTD. Moves 24/7, free est, flat rates, clean-up/rubbish remove. 604-544-2224, 347-0070 Moving, Storage, Free EST 604-628-7136. Visa, OK


Call 604-880-2502


Paving/Seal Coating

ALLEN ASPHALT concrete, brick, drains, foundations, walls, membranes 604-618-2304/ 820-2187

METRO BLACKTOP CO. LTD Custom work for Driveways & new lane Aprons. Repairs/resurfacing. Call Gino 604-657-9936

MATCO DESIGN 604-720-1564

30 yrs exp.

Save Your Dollars!

✓ RenoRite

778-317-1256•604-451-0225 Bath *Kitchen* Suites & More

Home Services

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Renovations & Home Improvement




Collectibles & Classics


Scrap Car Removal


Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

A1 CONTRACTING. Bsmt, bath, kitchen cabinets, tiling, painting & decks. Dhillon, 604-782-1936

D & M RENOVATIONS, Flooring, tiling, finishing. Fully Insured. Top quality, quick work 604-724-3832 RENO’S, CARPENTRY, Drywall, Handyman. 30 years experience. Phone David • 604-825-4072


Cash for junk cars! $100 to $1000 Ask about our $500 Credit!

Roofing Experts 778-230-5717 Repairs/Re-Roof/New Roofs. All work Gtd. Free Est. Call Frank


Rubbish Removal

“We Keep you Dry”

Spring Su Special mmerSpecial * WE WE PAY PAY THE THEHST! HST!

*A discount equivalent to the HST will be given, call for details.

25 Years in Business 25 Years workmanship warranty CALL FOR A FREE ESTIMATE

604-984-9004 604-984-6560 A #1 Roofing Company in BC All types of Roofing Over 35 Years in Business Call now for Free Estimates



Visit our website @ Free tow, no wheels, no papers no problem! Hassle free friendly service. 2 hr service in most areas.

1930 FORD Model A rare model cabriolet/convertible, twin side mounts, rumble seat, restored to original. $20,000. 604-999-0762


❏ DISPOSAL Construction, Reno’s & Drywall / Demolition ❏ YARD & HOME Cleanup •7 Days/Week •Free Est’s

Free Est’s • Large or Small Jobs


Student Works

Disposal & Recycling

Trips start at


B i n s f ro m 7 - 2 0 y a rd s a v a i l .

John 778-288-8009

10% OFF with this ad $35/HOUR PER PERSON • 24/7 Abe Moving & Delivery and Rubbish Removal. 604-999-6020

1966 FORD Mustang 289 Hrdtop, Restored, NEW front-end/tranny/ whls/brakes/tires/inter/chrome, 40,000mi. $10,000. 604-522-7410

15 Years Experience RE-ROOF & REPAIR SPECIALIST ~ No Job Too Small ~

Gary, 604-897-3614

Tried & True Since 1902

Call for a free estimate:


Visit us online to receive a special discount: Quality work by Qualified Professionals.


Yard clean up + hedge trimming. Bby/NW areas. 778-859-8760


MIKE: 1970 FORD Mustang hardtop Coupe 351 V8 engine 122,000 miles, lime metallic, gd cond. Original owner $10,000. 604-795-9778

1966 MG MGB 30,000 kms A Beauty! This fully restored B has $30,000 invested. Runs great and looks great. You will not be disappointed. Fully documented. $12,700 Call: (604) 846 -4600 or email:




(604) 299-8131

Quality Home Improvement ★ Stucco ★ All Kinds. No Job Too Big or Small. 604-725-8925



10% DISCOUNT • WCB Certified


Shingles, Cedar Shakes, or Torchon. 30, 40, 50 material warranty

Call: 778-896-4858

Tree Services

2000 CHRYSLER CIRRUS, 2 year air care, no repairs needed. Hidden hitch for a bike. Economical 4 cylinder, good commuter or student car. Power group, a/c, ipod aux in with aftermarket deck. One owner. Call Pat 604-889-6612. 2001 CHEV Cavalier, auto, 150,000 kms, new tires & brakes, very clean $3800. 604-230-8152


Dangerous tree removal, pruning, topping, hedge trimming & stump grinding. Fully insured & WCB

A small repair may save costly plastering expenses. BILL the Roofer • 604-522-8516

A-1 TRI CRAFT TREE SERVICES (EST. 1986) Treeworks 15 yrs exp. Tree/ Stump Removal, Prun’in & Trim’in & View Work 291-7778, 787-5915

8335 A Vancouver Leak Specialist Repairs & Leaks start from $150 Licensed & WCB. 604-779-4339 A Eastwest Roofing & Siding Re-roofing, Gutter, Free Est, BBB Member, 10% disc, Seniors Disc, 604-812-9721, 604-783-6437 Fraserview Roofing Ltd. 15 yrs exp. re-roof & repair specialists, Gary 604-897-3614

ONE STOP ROOFING LTD For all of your roofing needs. WCB & insured. 604-599-8999

Window Cleaning

Edgemont Building Maintenance • Power Washing • Window Cleaning • Gutter Cleaning



Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks



2001 Honda CR-V 156,000 kms, 5 spd, Silver, Excellent Condition. $8100.00 OBO 1-604-938-1582


Sports & Imports

17.5’ CANAVENTURE 90hp outboard Merc Deep V, roadrunner trailer, runs excellent. $3300 obo. 604-889-6409

1985 MERCEDES 380SL, 2 door, hard/soft, mint, collector plates, 140k, runs great $11,000 obo. Call 604-874-1658



1995 BMW 325I. Sports pkg. No accidents, local driving, auto, dark green, leather interior. 240,000 km. $4,200 obo. 604-377-4074

’07 DODGE Ram 1500 SLT quad cab 4WD (12000) low kms, clean local lease no acc’ds. BCAA inspected. $21,460 Auto Fleet 604-304-7653 stk 12000

2001 KIA Rio, silver, manual, 207000km, a/c’d. Excl running cond. Urgent sale $2499, Offers considered. Abby 604-870-4786

1991 DODGE Dakota ext cab, auto, ac pwr w, alpine stereo woofer $2100. 604-769-2005

2005 BMW 325I Sedan beautiful & locally owned. BCAA inspected & Carproof reports. $13,980 Auto Fleet 604-304-7653 stk12206.


1993 TERRY 25’ 5th wheel, air & many extras too much to list. To be seen is to be appreciated. Selling for health reasons. 604-792-3403 or 604-316-1492


AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash paid for full sized vehicles. 604-518-3673

2005 29FT JaycoTrailer. like new, Awning, storage, slide, ac, $16,000obo in Chilliwack, used once.. 604-997-9201

2004 PLEASURE- WAY PLATEAU 2.7L Mercedes Benz Turbo. 62,937k’s, Immaculate cond with exl mileage. Features A/c, gen set 2.7 kw, awning, 17' lcd flatscreen TV, microwave oven, air compressor, alum whls, block heater oil pan heater, dash cd, dvd player hitch & wiring, 3 way dometic 3 cu ft fridge, 2 burner stove, furnace, 6 gal, auto ignite water heater, fantastic fan, water heater bypass, power door locks, power mirrors & windows, cruise control, dual airbags, anti lock brakes, shower, toilet, medicine cabinet, leather seating surfaces, ride rite air helper, springs, auxiliary battery disconnect, memory foam cushions, remote keyless entry, auto trans, diesel, spare tire. 21’ 11 ft, slps 2, Ph 604-858-6822

05 *CLEAN* Royal Classic 28’ 35,350km, sleeps 6, queen bdrm, all amenities, ext wrt. 778-999-0559

Sell Your RV or Boat Urban Market: Suburban Market:

1995 FL60 Freightliner Cab Chassis 35 feet. 5 speed manual, dash air, low 61,000 miles, 5.9 Cummins diesel, side door entry, lift gate, 110 AC, inverter, shelving and lights. Asking price $31,900. Phone 604-788-3843

2007 2 dr Spyder auto Mitsubishi Eclipse, Grey Pearl 47,000k’s Rockford Fosgate, MP3, 6-disc, a/c, A/L Brakes, Anti-Theft, Airbags, Heated Seats, Pwr & tons more. $17,500 obo. Holly 604-833-2219


$45.90 +GST

2002 SUBARU Legacy Outback wagon. P/W, locks & seats. CD player. Roof racks. A/C Auto AWD. 144,000km. Rebuilt Trans Newer tires. Abbotsford $5900. 604-302-9029

Scrap Car Removal

Jerry 604-618-8585 Andrew 604-618-8585

A Save on Roofing - specialize in ★reroof ★ repair★ Fully Ins. Free est. 10% discount 778-892-1266

#1 FREE Scrap Vehicle Removal Ask about $500 Credit!!! $$ PAID for Some 604.683.2200

1999 FORD Taurus, red, good cond, 1 owner, no accidents, full papers. NEW front tires, radiator, hoses, brakes. $3000. 604-767-9305

Rates Start at $40 (604) 209 - 6663

Stucco/Siding/ Exterior


1999 Civic Hatchback Black, 249,000 kms, 5 speed manual. New catalytic converter, o2 sensors, belts, tires clutch and transmission and more. Retiring, must sell. $3,500 Call: (604) 209-3442

1998 DODGE Neon $2500 Very Clean AC, PS, PB, good tires, 604-802-2344

Free Estimates 24 Hour Repairs Skylights Gutters Cedar - Duriod - Torch-On Systems All work Guaranteed! Family owned & operated since 1989


NEED CHEAP AUTOBODY ? 604-341-7738

2008 F-350 LARIAT S/C 4WD LWB (DVD) No acc’d, loaded Clean in/ out. BCAA inspected & Carproof $28,960. Auto Fleet 604-304-7653 stk12172


Rubbish Removal Seniors discount. 604-807-0198

JAMES RUBBISH REMOVAL, Comm/Res, All kinds of Garbage & Yard Clean-up. 604-781-6046



Lowest $$$ No Gimmicks!

DISPOSAL BINS: Starting at $99 + dump fees. Call 604-306-8599


No Wheels, No Problem




604-RUBBISH 782-2474


Isaac ★ 604-727-5232

* We Remove & Recycle Anything*

604 628 9044

2008 CHEVY EQUINOX LS. Super low pricing No accidents and full load. BCAA inspected. $12,980 Auto Fleet 604-304-7653 stk 12210


Rubbish Removal



Sports & Imports

2008 YARIS R-S, 29K, trlr hitch, bike rack, winter tires & chains, 5 spd, 3 dr. $10,500, 778-772-6873

Additions, renos & new const. Concrete forming & framing specialist. Patrick 604-218-3064 CARPENTER HANDYMAN, Reno’s, Carpentry, H/W Flrs, Home Repairs, etc. 604-307-6715


North Shore News, Burnaby Now, Abbotsford/Mission Times, Vancouver Courier, or Chilliwack Times, Surrey Now Delta Optimist, Ricmond News Langley Advance, Coquitlam Now, New West Record Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows Times

• 3 lines of text • 4 consecutive issues • add a photo for $10 • extra lines of text $9/line

* this offer is only valid for private party/non-business clients. 2010 HYUNDAI Genesis Coupe. auto, 3.8L, sunroof, red, 31,000k’s, $25,900. Ph 604-505-2790

Book your ad today!


2005 SIERRA SLE 1500 4X4 ext cab (Hybrid). Grt km’s, no acc’d. BCAA inspected & Carproof on file. $15,910. Auto Fleet 604-304-7653 stk11974 2008 FORD Escape Hybrid, auto, AWD, fully loaded, no leather, metalic blue, very cheap on gas, $16,800. 604-854-3732

1 Read.

Read Autofind in the paper every weekend.

2 Click.

1. Go to 2. Search by STOCK# 3. Get details & photos of cars you choose

3 Drive.

Contact the dealer, check out your new ride and drive home. Easy, right?

Established 1963

BOB’S WINDOW Gets that Clean, Clear Shine No Drops, No Drips, No Streaks Right into the corners! Serving you for over 20 yrs. Also do Gutters 604 588-6938 FALK’S WINDOW CLEANING Gutter Cleaning & Power Washing. Call Jim Falk 778-389-1787

A36 • Friday, July 15, 2011 • Burnaby NOW

WEEKLY SPECIALS 100% BC Owned and Operated Prices Effective Thursday, July 14 to Wednesday, July 20, 2011. We reserve the right to limit quantities. We reserve the right to correct printing errors.

Grocery Department Danone Activia Yogurt

Meat Department

5.99lb/ 13.21kg

assorted varieties

assorted varieties



1.66L • product of Canada

650g • product of Canada

Hero Natural Nectars

Nature’s Path Pancake Mixes

Pork Kebabs

2.99lb/ 6.59kg

assorted varieties


buttermilk or flax


1 L • product of Spain + dep. + eco fee

728g • product of Canada

Uncle Luke’s Organic Maple Syrup

Dietitians’ TOP CHOICE Spectrum Mayonnaise

light, medium or amber

canola or eggless




assorted varieties


600g • product of Canada

regular retail price

Bakery Department



8 or 12 pack 100g product of B.C.

Keebler Waffle Cones or Bowls

assorted varieties


500ml • product of USA

O’Dough’s Gluten-Free Frozen Hamburger Buns

assorted varieties

flax, white or apple cranberry


65ml package of 10 • product of Singapore





10% off

Kaizen 100% Whey Protein Supplementing with a high-quality protein can help enhance weight loss and muscular strength while improving immunity and promoting a faster metabolism for greater fat loss during workouts.



Barlean’s Extra Virgin Coconut Oil Barlean’s cold pressed, 100% organic, island fresh Extra-Virgin Coconut Oil is hand selected, picked fresh and harvested at the peak of flavour and nutritional value.


8" Rice Peach Blackberry Pie with dairy crust

400g • product of Canada

regular retail price

Health Care Department



2lb pkg

Raw Energy Mix

Rice Bakery

113-141g • product of USA

Smooze All Natural Fruit Ice Coconut Popsicles



Mini Organic Light Rye Bread

237ml • product of New Zealand

So Delicious Frozen Coconut Desserts



Omega Exra Virgin Avocado Oil

assorted varieties

B.C. Grown

Organic Multigrain Bread

398ml • product of USA

Olympic Yogurt Multipacks

2.98lb/ 6.57kg

Bulk Department

reg 1.09 each

save 1.00 off

Eden Organic Canned Beans


B.C. Grown, Certified Organic

reg .60 each

Grana Padano Oro Del Tempo Cheese

342-411g product of USA

Silver Hills Steady Eddie Bread

San Marzano Roma Tomatoes from Origin Organics


Vegetable Spring Rolls

assorted varieties

400g • product of Canada


Fine Choices


A.C. LaRocco Pizzas


B.C. Grown, Certified Organic

Vegetable Gyoza (potstickers)

473ml • product of USA

assorted varieties including decaf

Red and Green Leaf Lettuce from Myers Organic Farm

Deli Department


250ml • product of Quebec

Earth’s Choice Organic Fair Trade Coffee

Paradise Valley Pork Back Ribs

Breyers Double Churn Ice Cream

Produce Department



Seventh Generation Household Cleaners assorted varieties


946ml • product of USA

Dietitians’ TOP CHOICE

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2627 W. 16th Ave. Vancouver 604.736.0009

3493 Cambie St. Vancouver 604.875.0099

1888 W. 57th Ave. Vancouver 604.263.4600

1202 Richards St. Vancouver 604.633.2392

Choices in the Park 6855 Station Hill Dr. Burnaby 604.522.6441

Rice Bakery

South Surrey

2595 W. 16th Ave. Vancouver 604.736.0301

3248 King George Blvd. South Surrey 604.541.3902

Choices at the Crest 8683 10th Ave. Burnaby 604.522.0936

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