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NDP Burnaby-Douglas MP Kennedy Stewart will be conducting a public consultation on the proposed Burnaby Mountain gondola. Stewart, who was recently appointed associate natural resources critic for Western Canada by the New Democratic Party, wants to see a more in-depth, inclusive consultation process on the project. “In all fairness to TransLink, ours is a bit more thorough,” he said of his consultation plan, adding both those for and against the project had mentioned that as an issue with the TransLink consultations. “They thought they could have been included a bit more,” Stewart said. While Stewart appreciated the information obtained through TransLink’s research on the project, he said he wants a more comprehensive consultation to find out what his constituents think of it. He has different questions, and a different focus, as well, he said. There can be federal money available for these projects, he added, so he likes to stay aware of what’s proposed in his riding. And if the community isn’t in support of the project, Stewart said, he won’t be looking into federal funding opportunities. Gondola Page 5

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Burnout: Reporter Alfie Lau gasps for air after leaving the burn tower during Fire Ops 101. Lau was a team member during a

training exercise in Vancouver recently, all part of a B.C. Professional Fire Fighters Association initiative to expose politicians and the media to the rigours of the job.

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ick Volkow left me behind in a burning building. And I’m not bitter, because I actually admire Nick for even being in the tower fire. You’ll read more later about how Nick and I ended up fighting a second-floor blaze because we were just two of the 40-plus participants in Fire Ops 101, put on by the B.C. Professional Fire Fighters’ Association on Sept. 26 at the Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services Training Centre in Vancouver. While most media types followed Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson as he did the exact same things we were

doing, my quiet Group E squad, consisting of Vancouver-Hastings MLA Shane Simpson; West Vancouver chief administrative officer Grant McRadu; Salmon Arm Coun. Debbie Cannon; Volkow, a Burnaby councillor; and our most valuable wrangler, Burnaby firefighter Kris Anderson, was having a great time learning about the value of training and teamwork. “First rule is we all stay together,” Anderson tells us in our first briefing. “We go everywhere together.” I gently prod Debbie and tell her I hope she doesn’t have to go to the bathroom, and she can’t help but laugh and

think the same thing about any of us needing to relieve ourselves. As 40 of us listen intently to association president Mike Hurley tell us about what we’ll be learning and experiencing, there’s a certain bit of anxiety and fear. “You’ll be taking part in an auto extrication, fighting a live fire in a burn tower, fighting a vehicle fire and crawling through a confined space and then using a two-and-a-half inch (fire) line to spray a rail car,” said Hurley. “We want you to get an idea of what we do on a day-today basis.” Fire Ops 101 Page 3


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A day to remember: At left, Group E puts out a car fire. Middle, Kris leads Alfie into the burn tower. Right, Alfie comes out the confined space tunnel.

Fire Ops 101: ‘Keep going, we’re almost there’ continued from page 1

We only have about 10 minutes to get dressed, so modesty goes out the door as men and women alike toss off clothes and start getting into their outfit for the day. We’re all wearing full firefighters’ turnout gear, custom-fitted days earlier by the respective departments we’re representing. That means steel-toed boots, firefighter pants and overalls, balaclavas, gloves and a fire helmet. And I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the invaluable role Kris would play for Group E all day long. As the wrangler of our group, Kris is our team leader, our instructor, our biggest fan and, as we would soon learn, a good friend. Six strong, we head out the door into the pouring rain for our first task: auto extrication. As Kris and his assistants show us what we’ll be doing, we start pairing up for our various tasks. Grant and I will be using a hydraulic spreader – also known as the Jaws of Life – to take out a car door, while Shane and Debbie are using a centre punch to break window glass. Kris is showing Nick how to punch out a lock, but Grant and I have a lot of work to do. We’re instructed to use the spreader to expose the hinges of the door, and Grant nimbly pulls apart an edge to expose the hinges. We take turns with the spreader – a junior version, we’re told, that weighs only 30 pounds (bigger ones are double the size and weight). Within minutes, our door is out, and we switch jobs with Debbie and Shane. “Start pulling the insulation out of the windows,” Kris tells me as he hands me a specialized tool. The reason for getting the insulation out is plastics and other foreign substances can become very hazardous in a fire. Debbie is holding her own, and when she has some difficulty with the final cut to extricate her door, Nick jumps in to brace the door so it doesn’t bounce back

into Debbie. I’m given a pair of scissors to and attach it to the line,” Kris tells us. cut the final wires holding the car to the The bucking strap would turn out to frame, and all seems to be going well until be one of my favourite gadgets, especially the scissors fall apart in my hand. after I picked up the hose. “Try these wire cutters instead,” Kris “This thing weighs a ton,” I tell Shane, tells me, assuring me that busted tools who’s at the front of my hose. happen all the time. Kris tells us that I’ll be in a two-person “Look at that fire hose that just explodteam, with Shane throwing water onto the ed,” Kris tells us as he points over to a rail fire and me supporting him by bracing group that’s fighting the tower fire. “That’s his feet and carrying the hose. why we have multiple lines. … Stuff never As Shane’s right foot braces against happens like you expect it to, so you have my left, we attach the bucking strap to the to adjust all the time.” hose, and suddenly, much of the weight e’re doing a good job on the transfers from our arms to our waist area, car when the air horn goes off, where our belts and bucking strap are. meaning we’re shuffling off to Debbie, Nick and Grant are on another our next task. line, and what strikes me at this moment (Our next task is the tower fire, but is how effortlessly we’re all working we’ll save that for last. We’ll jump to our together. third task, crawling through a confined I’d known Nick for many years because space and spraying a rail of his Burnaby council car.) MORE BURNABYNOW.COM responsibilities, but I’d “Pull your balaclanever met the other vas over your face so members of my team VIDEO: Check out two videos as Alfie and local politicos struggle to follow in the you can’t see and crawl prior to that day. Grant through this house,” Kris firefighters’ footsteps. is a quiet listener, but tells us nonchalantly. he is always eager to PHOTO GALLERY: Larry Wright follows the teams as they tackle their fireDebbie leads us off, volunteer. Debbie jumps fighting assignments. and her slight frame is into every task, and MORE WORDS: Participants share to her advantage, as she Shane is as happy to their thoughts on the experience. nimbly gets through lead a task as he is to the building with nary support a fellow teama scratch. I have to mate. Nick, as most wait my turn because Kris is tying a rope people in Burnaby know, is loud, but he’s around my waist. I’m told that in a real able to back up his bluster – for the most situation, the rope allows you to backtrack part – as a good team member. if you encounter real danger, and we’re Putting out the vehicle fire is quite similucky that we don’t have to take our air lar to putting water on the rail car. packs through. I’m at the head of one line, with Debbie “I’ve been in situations where the supporting me. opening is so narrow that we have to take “Always be fighting the fire at an offour air packs off and carry them through set,” Kris tells us. “Don’t be directly in instead of wearing them through,” said front of the fire.” Kris. “And we’re doing it blind.” Kris also shows me how to control the When we get to the fire line and have speed and spray of the water we’re putto put water on the rail car, we are introting on the fire. He tells me to have a more duced to one of the most ingenious devices concentrated spray when we’re further ever. out, and as we approach the fire – from a “Everybody take your bucking strap 45-degree offset – I can widen the spray.

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So now to what turned out to be everybody’s favourite firefighting moment: fighting a live fire in a burn tower. Nick and I are in the secondary line, meaning Shane, Debbie and Grant will be heading into the fire first. They’ll be carrying the hose in, up two flights of stairs and putting out a corner fire, all while wearing air packs and masks. As if that isn’t enough, the three then have to pull out a 150-pound mannequin to safety while blinded by the thick grey smoke in the building. Sounds easy enough, especially for Nick and I, who wait patiently outside for our teammates to succeed. Kris will be the third for Nick and me when we go into the burning building, but that all seems in doubt when Nick approaches Kris. “I don’t think I can do this,” said Nick. “I’m getting claustrophobic once they put the mask on.” ris tells Nick that he doesn’t have to do it if he doesn’t want to, but Vancouver firefighter and trainer Winton Crump starts to take off Nick’s mask. Kris has turned his attention to me, saying we can still do this. “Part of being a team is picking up the slack,” Kris tells me. “That’s what good teammates do.” Winton is having a good long talk with Nick, and before we know it, Nick’s got his mask back on, and he’s ready to join Kris and I. As Grant, Debbie and Shane emerge from the tower, they’re all gasping for air. The fire has taken a lot out of them, but they still have the energy to cheer Kris, Nick and me on. Up the stairs we go, with our hose slowing us down. Turning the corner of the staircase isn’t easy, and the weight seems even heavier the higher we go.

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“Keep going, we’re almost there,” Kris yells out. By the time I see the fire, I’m gasping for breath. The air tank doesn’t seem to be giving me all the oxygen I need and want, but no matter, I’m sitting in a puddle of water and turning the hose on. The flames are soon replaced by smoke and Kris’ next command: “Grab that leg and start dragging that body.” I can’t even see what Kris is commanding me to do, but reaching in the dark, through water and the studs of a wall, I get a hold of the dummy’s legs and start pulling. I can’t say I’m moving the 150 pounds far, but Kris’s reassuring words are spurring me on. “Time to get out,” Kris tells me, and down the stairs I go, making sure not to trip on the hose. By the time I hit daylight again, I can barely breathe, but I know I’m safe because the rain is still pelting down on me. I’m wet everywhere, but never has rain felt so refreshing as when my mask is taken off. It’s only then that I see Nick having a nice conversation with Winton and Kris. “What the heck?” I ask Nick. (The exact

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Burnaby NOW • Friday, October 7, 2011 • A05

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There is no nuclear material at General Fusion Inc. in Burnaby and no threat to the safety of area residents, according to Burnaby’s director of planning. Basil Luksun, fire chief Shaun Redmond, and director of engineering Lambert Chu visited the facility at 106-3680 Bonneville Pl. in Burnaby and were satisfied it is safe. “As far we’re concerned, the operations do not pose any risk to its neighbours or the surrounding community whatsoever,” Luksun said. This is because the scientists at General Fusion are in the very early research stages and are only building component parts that could be used in a fusion generator. “There is no fusion energy at the site,” Luksun said, “so there are certainly no

dangerous materials, no generation or test of fusion energy at the site.” General Fusion was at the centre of a controversy this week after a nuclear theorist at the University of British Columbia, Erich Vogt, told CBC News the work being done by General Fusion wasn’t just unrealistic, it was dangerous, and people could be hurt. General Fusion is working to create a nuclear fusion power plant, but the work is in the early research stages. This type of research works well with other work being done in Burnaby, Luksun said, and suppliers in Burnaby and the region have made many of the component parts. “We know what is being done right now is research and the design of component parts,” he added. If the company gets to the point of being able to test the generator, and any

nuclear reaction is involved, it would need approval from the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, Luksun pointed out, adding the commission isn’t at all involved at this point. Nuclear fusion is described by General Fusion as “a process in which hydrogen atoms are fused together to form helium. The reaction releases significant amounts of heat, which can be used to generate electricity using traditional steam turbines.” It is the opposite of nuclear fission, the uranium-intensive but much easier process presently used in the generation of nuclear power and atomic bombs. The best part is that the hydrogen isotopes – atoms with more or fewer neutrons than their stable counterparts – needed to fuel nuclear fusion can be derived from seawater. Mayor Derek Corrigan asked city staff to tour the facility and check on the safety

issues after the CBC story came out. Michael Delage, General Fusion’s vicepresident of business development, said the tour went well and the city’s concerns were addressed. “Everything’s fine,” he said. “We’ve got our business licence, there are no issues for the fire department, there are no safety concerns, and there’s no story.” The work going on at the facility involves mechanical engineering and electrical engineering, Delage explained. “There’s no chance of explosions,” he said. “There’s no nuclear work going on here at all.” The issue has been brought forward by one scientist, Vogt, who has spoken to physics publications in the past about the project, saying it is unrealistic and a waste of investor’s dollars, Delage said. – with a file from Kate Webb, The Province

Gondola: Consultation continued from page 1

The public consultation process will include telephone surveys, a mailout, and public meetings. TransLink would be open to any feedback Stewart wishes to provide, spokesperson Ken Hardie said of Stewart’s consultation. “If anyone wants to provide us with information, we’ll welcome it,” he said. While the gondola project is an interesting one, it isn’t in TransLink’s current plan, or in the 2012 supplementary plan, he added. “The public consultation process isn’t done by a long shot,” Hardie said, adding it was the first phase and more consultation would be done if the project moves forward. TransLink recently compiled a consultation summary report on the gondola project, which was released on Sept. 12. The majority of respondents did not think that the gondola was a good solution to solving some of the challenges of travelling to and from Burnaby Mountain. – For a longer version of this article, go to www.burnabynow.com

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A move for justice – or craven pandering?

saying “this breakdown in civil order The same person who advised Christy requires that justice be done, and that it Clark to give Harry Bloy a major portfoalso be seen to be done.” Pshaw. While lio in her first cabinet must be the same allowing TV and radio coverage of court person who told her that calling for TV cases may be a potentially good coverage of court proceedings thing, this move is a craven against drunken vandals and attempt to appeal to some sort of hooligans would be a good Burnaby NOW emotional need for public humilithing. ation of the culprits. Culprits Clark’s throne speech recommendation rings of talk-radio buffoonery. who, for the most part, probably will enjoy their second 15 minutes of fame. She justifies the recommendation, If public humiliation is the goal, may which attorney general Shirley Bond has we suggest stocks in the Robson Square? dutifully trotted off to try and secure, by

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Perhaps a public caning? If Clark was so moved by the need for justice to be seen to be done, we’d like to know why she didn’t call for a review of the whole Basi-Virk political bribery corruption case when she became premier. The government approved paying $6 million in legal costs and never did answer what triggered the plea deal and why the government paid the pair’s legal fees even though the duo had pleaded guilty. Justice was neither done, nor seen to be done in that case. But we don’t recall any

outrage in the government’s offices over that one. The problem with Clark’s broadcast idea is not just that its motivation is to quench the public’s thirst for revenge, but it also detracts from her other move – revising the Family Law Act – which might merit genuine support. We think she underestimates the intelligence of voters who will realize that if the premier was serious about justice, she’d work on fixing the court system, and not creating more reality TV shows.

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She is awesome. She made me come into this world, and she takes care of me. Without her, I would live a life of loneliness. I am thankful for my home. It gives me shelter and warmth and a quick way to the bathroom. Without it, I would be cold and easily die. I am thankful for I am thankful for 12th Avenue Elementary Grade 4/5 students my siblings. I have two my mom because sisters. They make food she’s the best mom and play with me. in the whole universe. She takes If they were not there I would really good care of me. Without have no one to help me in life her I’d be lonely. I am thankexcept for my mom. ful for my dad because he put – Bryan me in lots of wonderful sports. ◆ Without my dad, I’d be at home I am thankful for my mom doing nothing and not in very good shape. I am thankful for my because she gives me food, water, teacher because he helps me learn and shelter. I’ll be poor, hungry, and lonely without her around to become smart. Without him I helping me for almost everything. would not be smart. –Alisha I am thankful for going to school because it teaches me things that ◆ I don’t know. If I didn’t go to I am thankful for the trees school, I would be really dumb because trees help create air. If and no one would want to hire there were no trees we wouldn’t me for a job. I am thankful for my be able to breathe. Trees make house and where I live because paper and oxygen. Something my house protects me from horelse I am thankful for is the schools. If we didn’t have schools rible weather and where I live has a good environment. Also if we wouldn’t know about the I didn’t have a house to live in I important things like math and would be so cold I’d die. history. The world is made of – Caitlin math and education. Last but not ◆ least, I am thankful for jobs. Jobs I am thankful for my mom help you get money, and without because she cooks delicious money we couldn’t buy food. A cookies. Mmmm. If my mom job is a big part of life. – Awek wasn’t here I wouldn’t be able to taste her delicious cookies ever ◆ I am thankful for my mom. Letters Page 7 ith Thanksgiving approaching, teacher Derek Cockram asked his Grade 4/5 students at 12th Avenue Elementary School to write about what they felt thankful for. Here are some of their responses:

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Re: Dow Avenue slum should not be replaced by highrise, resident says, Burnaby NOW online. Janaya Fuller-Evan’s interview with Donna Polos highlights an important theme not yet broached in the leadup to the civic election: policing and public safety. Burnaby’s current Burnaby Citizens Association monopoly council was quick to approve the building plans now sharply increasing town centre population density; slow to expand the police force protecting those town centres; and utterly incapable of understanding why such disjointed planning generates chronic police understaffing with each new building proposal like that on Dow Avenue.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Policing a serious concern continued from page 6

severity index (CSI) of 121.2, staffs 128 officers per 100,000 persons. In Vancouver, just over Boundary Road (where the CSI is a comparable 119.8) there are 223 officers per 100,000 residents. That is 233/128 or fully 75 per cent more than in Burnaby. In Richmond, with 191,000 residents but a CSI of 84.1 (just 69 per cent of Burnaby’s CSI of 121.2), the council still believes it necessary to staff 117 officers per 100,000 residents. That is 117/128 or 91 per cent of Burnaby’s count. Statistics from other Canadian cities of comparable population to Burnaby include: Halifax (222,800 residents, a CSI of 97.2, and 228 officers per 100,000); Windsor (222,251 residents, a CSI of 91.6, and 210 officers per 100,000); Saskatoon (223,200 residents, a CSI of 147.2, and 197 officers per 100,000); and Regina (193,300

people, a CSI of 151.1, and 193 officers per 100,000). What do the mayors and councils of all of these Canadian cities know about policing and public safety that the local BCA do not? Perhaps some of the BCA candidates, starting with Derek Corrigan, can put these thoughts on paper for your readers before election day (Nov. 19). G. Bruce Friesen, president, Burnaby Municipal Green Party

Thoughts on road building

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With apologies to Sir Winston Churchill. Regarding the road crew working at Kingsway in the Patterson and Grange area: Never in the history of road building have so many done so little for so long. Don MacKay, Burnaby

Letters: Children say thanks continued from page 6

again. I am thankful for my dad. He fixed the Internet so I can do IXL math. I am thankful for my sister Sarah. She helps me on HARRY POTTER. COM. - Gloria ◆ I am thankful for my parents. My parents are good parents. They care a lot. They take care of me and without them my life will be filled with misery and sadness. I am thankful for technology. Technology is awesome because without it the world wouldn’t be as evolved. Technology is very important and without it in my life I won’t have a future job. I am thankful for fire, water, earth, air, shelter, food and clothing. These elements made us live. Without them we all are dead. – Jarell ◆ I am thankful for my dog. He is brown and he makes me happy. Without him I wouldn’t feel as safe as now and I would be lonely. I am thankful for friends. They help with problems. They are always there for me, good or bad. Without them I would be lonely. I am thankful for my family. They’re always there for me. Without

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Giving thanks: Grade 4/5 students at Twelfth Avenue

Elementary School wrote Thanksgiving letters. In front are Roygene Domingo, Noemi Galdamez and Samson Cai. See more letters at www.burnabynow.com. them I would die lonely, sad and hungry. – Noemi ◆ My mom and dad is one thing that I am thankful for because they take care of me and I would be an orphan without them. Books are another thing I’m thankful for because they are very entertaining. To me a world without books is nothing. I am also very thankful for food because it keeps me alive. If I didn’t eat then I wouldn’t be alive right now typing on the computer right here at school in the computer lab. – Samson ◆ I am thankful for the

Internet. I learn from it by going on math websites and Google to go to other websites. Without the Internet, people wouldn’t be able to study. I am thankful for my blood. My body wouldn’t be able to move and work. Without blood I would not be alive I would be dead. I am thankful for my brain. It lets me think. It keeps me alive and it lets me remember things. Without it, I would be dead and would not be writing this. – Roygene For the rest of the letters from Mr. Cockram’s class, see www.burnabynow.com and click under Letters.

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Family business: From left: Marnie Carter, Jim Mitchell, Bill Mitchell, James Carter

and Joe Mitchell, this year’s inductees to the Burnaby Business Excellence Awards’ Hall of Fame. The company has been in business since 1963.

Carter auto family now in BOT hall of fame Janaya Fuller-Evans staff reporter

Carter Automotive Family was inducted into the Burnaby Business Excellence Awards’ Hall of Fame at a luncheon on Thursday at the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown. “I’m absolutely overwhelmed,” said Marnie Carter, a director of the company and wife of founder Howard Carter, at the awards ceremony. The company was founded in 1963 in Kerrisdale and moved to Burnaby in 1968. Howard passed away in 1988, and soon after, the company became a partnership between two families: the Carters (including son James, now a director) and the Mitchells. Bill Mitchell, president of the company, said it has done well despite the economy in recent years, which primarily affected the market in the United States. “We’re confident about our future,” he

said, adding the company is completing a $5-million upgrade of its Burnaby locations. Today the company includes two dealerships in Burnaby, one in Vancouver and one in North Vancouver, as well as a commercial leasing company. It also provides mobile glass repair and vehicle insurance services. The Burnaby Board of Trade, in conjunction with the City of Burnaby, honoured the company with the award. The Hall of Fame award is reserved for Burnaby-based businesses that have demonstrated success, business excellence and community involvement for at least 25 years. Carter Automotive Family is the eighth inductee into the Hall of Fame. The finalists in each of the eight categories for the 12th annual Burnaby Business Excellence Awards were also announced at the luncheon, after Burnaby NOW press deadlines. The list will be available online at www.burnabynow.com.

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B.C.’s watchdog for children and youth is awarding the Burnaby school district for teaching the children of Tamil women held in Burnaby’s youth prison. The award, from Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond’s office, is for excellence in innovative service and will be presented to the school district on Oct. 13 in Vancouver. “I think the award is excellent recognition of the work our teachers and support staff do,” said Reno Ciolfi, the district’s director of instruction. “We have tremendous respect for (Turpel-Lafond’s) office and the work she does ensuring the well-being of children throughout the province.” In September 2010, the school district started English-language classes and a StrongStart playbased program for the children of Tamil women imprisoned awaiting immigration hearings. Tamils are an ethnic group native to India and Sri Lanka. The 25 women and their

47 children were part of a larger group of nearly 500 asylum seekers that arrived off the B.C. coast Aug. 13, 2010, via the MV Sun Sea. School districts in B.C. are mandated to provide refugee children with an education, even if they are in the process of having their claims reviewed, as was the case with the Tamil migrants. Ciolfi highlighted an anecdote from the work in a letter nominating the district. “In the early days of the program, one of the youth supervisors who happened to be close to retirement age was learning how to count in the Tamil language with the help of a nine-year-old girl. He was clearly strug-

gling to count to six when she quickly and effortlessly counted from one to 100 in English,” he wrote. “Her mastery in comparison to that of the youth supervisor brought everyone – mothers, children, custody centre staff – to laughter. It was a bonding moment.” As immigration officials cleared the women, they left the prison, taking their children with them. Once the program finished, four remaining kids were enrolled at Burnaby’s Glenwood Elementary, and custody centre staff drove the kids to school. The Burnaby Youth Custody Services Centre is also receiving an award for its part in the work. jmoreau@burnabynow.com

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Flip to the third page in the 2012 Greater Vancouver Hall of Flame calendar and you’ll find Burnaby resident and Vancouver firefighter Mitch Baker, adorned in firefighting gear and looking determined. “I am Mr. March. I’m just pulling a hose off a truck – shirt off,” he confirmed. Proceeds from the calendar, now in its 25th year, go to a number of Lower Mainland charities including the Greater Vancouver Burn Fund, which supports burn unit wards at Vancouver General Hospital, B.C. Children’s Hospital, the CKNW Orphans’ Fund and Burn Camp, a firefighter/volunteer-run summer camp for kids who have suffered burns. Baker said helping burn victims is something close to all firefighters’ hearts. “It’s a horrendous experience to go through, especially if it’s a severe burn, and it can lead to life-long struggles so it’s certainly a great cause to help people with burns,” he said. “Especially children because they have it tough as it is, looking different. Burn Camp helps them build up

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Strumming: Jen Miller poses in the Waves coffeeshop on Kingsway in Burnaby. She is organizing a series for emerging artists to perform on Thursday nights in the cafe.

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Jen Miller loves music. She loves making it, writing it, listening to it. But lately she’s discovered an even bigger passion: helping other artists get their music heard. “I have this passion to see younger and newer artists have a place to play,” she says. Miller has taken on the job of putting together music nights at the Waves coffeeshop at 4250 Kingsway. Every Thursday starting Oct. 13, young and emerging artists will be on hand to share their music from 8 to 10 p.m. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted. Miller, taking time out of her afternoon for a photo shoot and interview at the Waves, is enthusiastic about the series. She likes the corner of the coffeeshop where the artists will set up – by the fireplace and large gilt-framed mirror, with windows behind overlooking the street. The coffeeshop vibe is a good one, she says, especially for those people who aren’t into the bar and pub scene, either because their too young or because it’s just not they’re thing. “It’s a good stepping stone for people to get their music heard,” Miller says. The Burnaby resident will be performing on the first night, along with Megan Metcalfe and a third yet-to-be-confirmed artist. Miller, a Nova Scotia native, was first exposed to music through church and says

her earliest musical influences were from the “Christian bubble” – foremost among them Christian contemporary star Jennifer Knapp. She came west originally seven years ago, to attend a Christian missionary school. “I sold everything I owned. What I didn’t sell, I gave to the Salvation Army,” she says. “I had two duffel bags and my guitar.” After overseas missionary stints with the school in Morocco and Scotland, she returned to B.C. Miller found herself in music somewhat by accident, after a pub owner heard her music on MySpace and asked her to play. It was, she confesses, quite a change for someone used to playing in church. “I went to this pub and played music, and it was really awesome,” she says with a grin. It looked like her music career might take off – she even found someone interested in recording her. But the recording didn’t work out, and she started to think she might just get a “real” job instead. She didn’t give up music, though. “I can’t not play and not write, it’s something I always do,” she says. It was a friend attending the Art Institute of Vancouver, who wanted to do some recording projects for school, who got her into the studio again. And when he got a job at the Hive recording studio in Burnaby, he asked her to do an album. She decided to give it a shot, figuring, as she says: “I’m 30. If I don’t do it now, I’m gonna regret it later.” They recorded seven songs before she ran out of money, so she hasn’t been in the studio for about 10 months. She’s actively fundraising and looking for grants and donations to help her finish the project.

In the meantime, she’s balancing her work as a manager with Public Storage and her career as a performer – besides the Waves night, she also has a gig at the V Lounge above Earl’s in Yaletown on Wednesday, Oct. 26. Her folk-pop sound is influenced by such singer-songwriters as Ray LaMontagne and Damien Rice, she says, but she admits it’s hard to pigeonhole her music – or her tastes. As for her favourite band? Southern rockers NEEDTOBREATHE - and, of course, all the local talent that Miller’s finding as she hits the streets to look for performers for her coffeeshop series. She laughingly admits she’s not at all shy about inviting people to take part. If she sees someone with a guitar on the street, she’ll go over and introduce herself and ask them about their work. She’s posted ads on Craigslist, and she’s constantly networking with all the musicians she’s met in the city. “The local musicians in Vancouver are so amazing it just blows me away,” she says. “They’re constantly on my playlist. People that should be famous aren’t.” ◆ The music nights are at the Waves coffeeshop at 4250 Kingsway (west of Willingdon Avenue, at Olive), on Thursdays starting Oct. 13. Music runs from 8 to 10 p.m. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted. For more, see www.jenmiller.ca. She’s also on Reverbnation and Facebook – you can find the links at her website – and on Twitter, @jenmillermusic. If you’re an artist interested in taking part in the series, email Jen Miller, jenmillermusic@me.com.


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he Edmonds Seniors’ Society is hosting a special fundraiser this month. The society is a non-profit dedicated to supporting the health and well-being of people over the age of 55, and the group is based in the Edmonds Community Centre. The members are creating a friendship and memory tree as part of their fundraising campaign. Some of the funds will help pay for a project to preserve memories before the group moves to the new Edmonds Aquatic and Community Centre. Anyone interested in the group is welcome to attend on Oct. 26, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Dress is semi-formal. To RSVP, call the Edmonds Community Centre at 604-525-1617 or email lucas.bjerke@ burnaby.ca before Oct. 12.

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For this issue, I have a signed copy of The Conclusion to the Original Peralta Stone Maps, by New Westminster resident Mark Clayton. It’s a self-published account of a treasure hunt in the Arizona desert. Rumour has it there’s a treasure there worth billions, but the catch is it’s in a national park, where you can’t remove anything. This book came to our office by way of photographer, Larry Wright, who was out on assignment in a local pub and was approached by the author. The first person who emails me with Treasure Map in the subject line gets the book. You have to pick it up at our office, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Added bonus: I will include a copy of Alfie Lau’s story on the book, which ran in our sister paper The Record. Send Here & Now ideas to Jennifer, jmoreau@ burnabynow.com.

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and we believe that this insightful documentary will provide important and useful information to promote change,” said task force spokesperson Wanda Mulholland. The screening is on Sunday, Oct. 10, at 2 p.m. at the Parish of St. Timothy, at 4550 Kitchener St. Local MPs Kennedy Stewart and Peter Julian are cohosting the screening.

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out native species. In all, they removed roughly 20 cubic metres of invasive plants and cleared space for young kids to reach Guichon Creek to release tiny fish. Surrey resident Lyda Salatian started the Lower Mainland Green Team through Meetup.com to give people a way to get together and help the environment. “It’s about connecting likeminded people, and connecting them to nature,” she said. “I’m creating a community … and they are from everywhere.” Other Green Team activities include restoring shoreline habitat, maintaining trails or cleaning parks and beaches. For more, or to join the Meetup group, go to www.meetup.com/TheLower-Mainland-GreenTeam. Keep an eye on this column for one of their upcoming events in Burnaby’s Central Park.

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Burnaby NOW • Friday, October 7, 2011 • A17

Get creative for the spooky season FAMILY TIES

here was a time in my life when midnight on a Saturday was greeted in a wideawake state – either outand-about and having fun, or on the couch awaiting the time-honoured tradition of enjoying some Saturday Night Live. SNL went through some rough years in my early adulthood – there were countless cringe-worthy skits that drew more awkward laughter than genuine belly laughs. One such skit has, for some reason, been emblazoned in my memory: Crazy Spoon

it-yourself or the second-hand costume. (Two caveats here, before anyone starts penning hate mail: No, I’m not talking about Martha Stewartesque hand-sewn outfits worthy of a Broadway stage; and yes, I realize my children are young enough that Mommy still has a whole lot more say in the matter than I might in the future.) My son’s second Halloween, we dressed him up as a fisherman: we used an old Sou’wester hat that had been a tourist gift from Newfoundland, gum boots, ragged jeans, and a little plaid shirt with the sleeves cut off as his jacket. We tied a string to a stick, and then attached a stuffed Nemo toy to the string, for a “fishing pole.” The whole thing was free – just using what we

had around the house. This year, our costume plan revolves around a recently received hand-medown red cape. Options so far include Harry Potter (I’m not sure Harry even had a red cape, but my son seems to think so), Super Grover or “red-capesuper-hero guy.” Sounds good to me. My daughter is going to be in a costume I picked up for under $10 at a kids swap. She can’t speak yet, so she doesn’t get a vote. When I was a kid, we loved digging through my parents’ closet for pieces that could be used for hobo or hippie costumes – cheap, unique and easy. So look around the house, check out the thrift store, and dig up a creative, bargain-worthy alternative. www.twitter.com/ChristinaMyersA

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Mind your thoughts for a more rewarding life HEALTHWISE

Dr. Davidicus Wong

Why is this important? When we are inattentive or mindless in our relationships, we stop listening to one another, we take each other for granted, we react in anger and self-defence, say and do what we don’t

mean and drift further apart. Our thoughts underlie our emotions, and our emotions influence our actions. Catastrophizing and thoughts of worry fuel anxiety and cause us to

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Westridge home snapped up fast

This five-bedroom bungalow with basement – the fourth property to be featured in our new Sold in the City real estate profiles – sold after just 12 days on the market in early September. Built in 1950, the home has as many appealing features inside as it does on the outside – namely, the views that North Burnaby is so well known for, including Burrard Inlet and the North Shore mountains beyond.

The basics

◆ Location: Westridge (Burnaby North) at 7039 Sierra Dr. ◆ Style: Bungalow with basement, five bedrooms, two bathrooms, with a total 2,120 square feet. ◆ Listed: Sept. 7 for $988,000 ◆ Sold: Sept. 19 for $1,030,000 ◆ B.C. Assessment: $698,900 (2011)

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year-old Burnaby home, featuring views of Burrard Inlet and the mountains, was listed on Sept. 7 and sold 12 days later on Sept. 19. Featuring five bedrooms, a remodelled kitchen and proximity to SFU, the home is situated in the popular Westridge area.

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Listing agent: Bette Riske at Sutton Centre Realty Buyers’ agent: Jenny Wang at Royalty Group Realty Inc.

The highlights

Situated in the popular Westridge area, the home has a landscaped yard, views of the mountains and inlet, hardwood floors, a remodeled kitchen and deck. Featuring five bedrooms, the home has a total of 2,160 square feet, split evenly over the basement and main floor, on a 7,200 square foot lot. Close to schools, transit and nearby SFU, the house also has a large rec room and sold for above-asking-price in less than two weeks.

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The Charger’s five-year-old exterior has been completely redone, keeping the general profile and tough attitude while trading the puffed-up bodywork for svelte lines and smooth curves. There’s a hint of the popular ’90s Dodge Intrepid in the curve of the rear deck, and a more sculpted and purposeful look to the new hood. One thing you can’t miss is the new front grille, which shoots out aggressively from between the headlamps similar to a Ram pickup truck. The look has been expertly translated to the sedan, enabling it to stand out from the crowd in nearly any setting. The interior is just a huge step up, with a simple and effective layout that is both inviting and functional. The Charger isn’t as fancy as some of its competitors, and it doesn’t want to be. That’s a vast improvement over last year’s model, which simply couldn’t meet today’s standards. Best of all, the cabin has a much higher-quality feel, with soft-touch materials and thoughtful aluminum trim.

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Dear Tom and Ray: I was told today at an auto-body-repair shop that the temperature dial on my car is not a thermostat for the air conditioner, and that I should never touch it when the air conditioner is on. I was told that it does work as a temperature control if you are venting in air from outside or running the heater, but not for the AC. They said that unless a car has digital controls (mine doesn’t), I can’t adjust the temperature of the AC. I just have to turn it on and leave this dial at the coldest setting, and use the fan speed to adjust how much cooling I get. Is this correct? This information was given to me in response to my report of smelling Freon when I adjusted that dial while run-

– Rita TOM: Forget everything they told you, Rita. You can adjust that dial anytime you want. RAY: That dial operates the heater control valve. All it does is add warm air to the passenger cabin -- regardless of whether the AC is on. TOM: When you turn on the AC, all it does is blow cold air. There’s no way to control the “temperature” of the air that comes out of the AC unit itself. RAY: So how do you control the temperature in your passenger cabin? There are three ways: You can turn the air conditioner off when it gets too cold. You can turn the fan speed up or down. Or you can blend in some warmer air until the temperature is where you want it. That’s perfectly acceptable and will do no harm to anything. TOM: In fact, that’s what the digital, or “climate control,” systems do. When you set the cabin tempera-

ture to 72, it turns on the AC, then blends in warm air from the heater until the thermostat reads 72. RAY: Blending in warm air also is the only way to comfortably defog your windows in the winter. When there’s moisture on the insides of the windows, you need to use the air conditioner to remove that moisture. But if it’s six below zero out and your butt cheeks are already freezing together, that can be mighty uncomfortable. So what do you do? You turn the temperature control valve up into the red, and blend in hot air. That way, you get warm, dry air. TOM: One final thought. You say you smelled Freon when you added heat. What you may be smelling is coolant, which would be coming from a leaking heater core. So ask another mechanic to check that out for you. Got a question about cars? Email Click and Clack by visiting www.cartalk.com.

Dodge: New Charger is impressive continued from page 27

be nice to see Dodge offer a less-expensive AWD trim level. Mid-size family sedans have gotten increasingly sporty over the years, and the Charger raises the average, with solid handling that blends old-school muscle-car fun with modern driving characteristics.

Environment

Going beyond the attractive interior design, the cabin is a generally nice place to be, with lots of head and leg room, large storage spaces throughout, and useful touches such as illuminated cup holders. It’s as practical as any family sedan gets. Controls are laid out well, and the wide, driver-focused console positions the standard UConnectTouch screen high up, where it’s easy to see. The upgraded touch interface is excellent, proving much easier to navigate and use than the control-wheel interfaces favoured by many automakers these days. Where cargo is concerned, the Charger is no slouch: The trunk is huge, with folding rear seats and a trunk lid that opens almost vertically, making it easy to get stuff in and out. The only downside is that the lid could be difficult for shorter people to grab – a two-stage trunk lid would be the best of both worlds.

Features

The Charger starts at $29,995 and is available in six trims (SE, SXT, SXT Plus, R/T, R/T Road/Track, and R/T AWD), with the fire-breathing SRT8 model soon to arrive. Standard equipment on the base SE includes ABS, electronic stability control, traction control, cruise control, dual-zone air conditioning, LED taillamps, UConnectTouch media centre, Keyless Enter-N-Go, power-adjustable driver’s seat, and front/side/knee/sidecurtain airbags. Additional features, available as options or standard on higher trims, include Bluetooth, Xenon headlamps, fog lamps, heated seats, remote starter, adaptive cruise control, GPS navigation, sunroof, backup camera and a premium sound system. Fuel efficiency for the base 3.6L V6 is rated at 11.7L/100 km in the city and 7.3L/100 km on the highway.

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CAIRNS, Rose O.

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It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our beloved Mother. Rose was predeceased by son Ronald, granddaughter Angela and ex-husband Roy. She is survived by her children, Royann (Al), Cathie, Janice (Ken), Randall (Carmen); 13 grandchildren, 5 greatgrandchildren, as well as 3 sisters and 1 brother. Rose was born in Cardiff Township, Ontario. She joined the Navy as a Wren from 1943-1946. After retiring from B.C. Transit, Rose travelled to many Wren reunions throughout the world, was a member of Legion Branch 177, volunteered at the N.W.C.P.O. and the Seniors Bureau, doing income tax. Service will be October 15, 2011, starting at 10:30 sharp, at Columbia-Bowell Chapel, 219 - 6th Street, New Westminster. In lieu of flowers, donations to Children’s Hospital or Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated.

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SPOONER, Charles (Ted)

Aged 73, was granted his angel wings on October 2, 2011 at the Ridge Meadows Hospital. He is predeceased by his wife (Barbara) and his parents, Charles and Esther. Ted is survived by his three children, Doug (and Melanie), Brent (and Helen) and Katharina (and Brad), his sister Faye (and Andy) and his companion Audrey. Also by his grandchildren Kyle, Payton and Kara. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at the Maple Ridge Funeral Chapel & Crematorium at 11 am. Condolences may be sent to: www.mapleridgefuneral.ca. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ted’s name to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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MacCLEMENTS, It is with aching hearts that we announce the passing of our mom Gloria at the age of 86 on September 30, 2011. She was born on January 4, 1925 in Leicester, England to Harold & Gladys Langton. Predeceased in September 2009 by her soul mate/husband Bob of 66 1/2 years & Brother Ray Langton. Lovingly survived by children; June (Jack), Robert (Chally), Richard (Stephanie), Ronald (Leslie), Sylvia (Tom) and Shelagh, 14 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, sister Christine Rhodes, families & friends in Boston, England & Ireland. Mom had a love of singing and was in many choirs over the years. She enjoyed a good who done it book along with her television shows such as Heartbeat or an interesting puzzle or game of rummoli. She always had a knitting or crochet project on the go. Mom had been unable to pursue her love of travel, now she and Dad are reunited & their spirits are traveling heaven. Memorial service at 2:00 pm Friday, October 7th, 2011 at Valley View Memorial Gardens, Arbor Centre, 14644 – 72nd Ave, Surrey, BC ‘Till we meet again – Forever Loved

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For Pictures & Virtual Tour, visit www.mrsrealestate.ca

JUDY KILLEEN 604-833-8044 Sutton Group – West Coast Realty

ABBOTSFORD WAREHOUSE, 379k, 2800sf, mezz, office. Great highway visibility. Homelife • MATT • 604-562-7782

6008-26

College Park, Port Moody

324,900

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301B Evergreen Drive

Coquitlam

Sun Oct 9, 2-4pm, 1190 Pipline Rd, Coq. Bright/spac 3 BR, 2 ba, view, Move in cond.. $397K. Mala, Sutton Rlty 778-859-4458

Port Moody

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Tim Stephens' Astral Reflections Aries March 21 - April 19: The accent continues on relationships. Your romantic sense/urge is strong. Be diplomatic, co-operative, and eager to merge – with a person, a group or a corporation. A small new note introduces a song of sex, financial manoeuvres, secrets or behind-scenes actions. Still, most events – and interactions – remain aboveboard. Lie low, rest and plan Sunday. Be spiritual. Your energy and charisma rise Monday to Wednesday, but expect some opposition if you insist on your way. Your money luck’s high Thursday/Friday, but deep down this might fight your real needs. Talk, travel Saturday. Taurus April 20-May 20: Much work still faces you, for two more weeks. Don’t let work pressures make you temperamental on the home front. (If you succumb to the temptation to be grouchy, a real fight might ensue late this month and November.) Social delights, popularity and optimism buoy your spirits Sunday. But retreat, rest, contemplate and plan your future Monday to Wednesday: don’t compete. Your energy a nd charisma rise Wednesday night to Friday: tackle intimidating tasks, get big things done. Saturday’s great for shopping, earning. Remember, you’re in a grand, lucky, significant turnaround year. Gemini May 21-June 20: Romantic vibes continue. Your big love affair year is still nine months away, so don’t try to climb too high, too fast, in love zones – be happy, pleased! You’ll be gratified, alive, perceive unusual beauty – let your creative juices flow, let life’s beauty soothe you. Express yourself, gamble, step into a new world. Give authorities their due Sunday. Your wishes, popularity and joy grow Monday to Wednesday (but avoid work-related showdowns Monday). Retreat, rest, plan, be spiritual and deal with governments Thursday/Friday. (All these are 2011’s main luck zones.) Saturday, you succeed!

Cancer June 21-July 22: Your domestic scene remains prominent. From 2010 to 2012 this area might seem a bit more burdensome or restrictive than usual. In reaction, you might either: 1) deepen and re-establish your marriage (or seek to “domesticate” someone, if you’re single) or 2) let domestic matters drive a wedge between you and your spouse. (The latter is not necessarily bad. Choose in your heart what is good or bad.) Sunday’s wise, loving. Be ambitious Monday to Wednesday. Hopes rise, happiness reigns, Thursday/Friday! Retreat Saturday. Money flows swiftly to mid-November: bank it, or lose it. Leo July 23-Aug. 22: Communicate, write, call, travel, complete paperwork and applications. Handle all the “busy stuff” now, as late October will bring a rest-and-relax period. Meet friends, read the paper – stay informed. Your sexual magnetism sizzles, so one of those friends (if you’re single) might flirt – and mean it. You’ll be handling the paperwork stage of a legal, far-travel, educational, publishing, cultural or similar project (especially Monday to Wednesday). Sunday’s for mystery, finances, intimacy. Be ambitious Thursday/Friday – luck awaits you! Saturday’s for wish fulfilment, friends, joy! Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Chase money, enjoy sensual moments. Sunday’s for relationships. Large finances, investments, debts, lifestyle changes, health concerns, intimacy and sexual urges, research, mysteries – these fill the Monday to Wednesday interval (and to some degree, they fill your private thoughts all month). Both obstacles and “lucky doorways” exist in these zones. The happier you are, the more accurately you’ll see your options. A gentle, wise, loving mood enters Wednesday eve through Friday. These days favour a legal, real estate, international or intellectual matter. Be ambitious Saturday.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: Your energy, charisma, luck and effectiveness remain high, so start important projects, approach others, ask favours – demand growth in your life! Your popularity is high, your financial/investment luck remains strong, and your intimate urges can be fulfilled. A Gemini or Virgo might be involved. Realize it’s better, before June 2012, to be satisfied with sex, than to seek life-mate type marriage. Wishes about relocation, litigation and general opportunities will come true. MondayWednesday accents relationships. Depths, finances, sex Thursday/Friday. Love, wisdom Saturday. Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Retreat, rest, contemplate and plan. A sweet mood imbues you now to month’s end. By late October opportunities will return. Expend effort in one sphere, though: career and employment. Here, bosses, parents and VIPs can be critical until early November – more so if you slack off. Sunday brings beauty, pleasure. Tackle chores Monday to Wednesday. Relationships – your lucky area June 2011 to June 2012 (despite your complaints!) – come to the fore Wednesday eve through Friday. There’s luck here Thursday a.m., restrictions Thursday p.m. Mysteries intrigue Saturday – investigate. Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Popularity, social delights, entertainment, wish fulfilment and optimism fill this week and next. Avoid lawsuits. Do pursue travel, international concerns, publishing, education, religion and cultural venues – these might be more work than usual this year, but they’re succeeding, and you’re energized about them now. Take a deep, quiet rest Sunday. Your romantic, creative side bursts forth Monday-Wednesday – many serious subjects accompany passion this year, as Tuesday night shows. Tackle chores Thursday/Friday, especially in the areas listed in the second sentence.

Oct. 9 - 15, 2011 Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: The focus lies strongly on career, ambitions, prestige relations, community status, reputation and dealings with authorities. You could feel a tug-o-war between these and your security-homefamily needs Monday-Wednesday. You’re very intuitive about career and money now, so choose your path with confidence: whatever you decide will tend to be the right way. Romance, beauty, pleasure and creative surges visit you Thursday/Friday – don’t ignore these, as they hold 2011’s “fortune.” Tackle chores Saturday. All month, to early-mid November, sexual/financial matters intensify. Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: The general accent lies on understanding, compassion, culture, love, international affairs, far travel, higher education, publishing, statistics, science … Relationships remain intense until Nov. 10. Simultaneously you’re lucky in, and drawn to, real estate, a domestic situation, and the ending of a project or relationship. That intensity could lead to a significant parting or a major bonding – to know which, look at your present situation. As a result, by November, you’ll start 11 months of deep change, “intense sex” and fast-paced financial events. Real romance? Mid-2012. Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: The focus remains on hard work, health and finances. Your “value” is changing; so are your desires, lifestyle, and, perhaps, your investments. The structure of your life might change. Soon (November) a dramatic 11-month phase will occur in your most important relationships – it would be wise not to make an irrevocable commitment before you see how this phase affects you. Money, sensuality and possessions will be involved, and it’s intense! Your energy, charisma are high Sunday. Chase money Monday-Wednesday (last day best). Thursday/ Friday are chatty, travel-prone. Home, Saturday. timstephens@shaw.ca


A34 • Friday, October 7, 2011 • Burnaby NOW

RENTALS

6508

Apt/Condos

BBY, Lghd Mall. 1 BR $825 Avail Now. Incl ht & h/w. ns/np, newly reno’d, storage, 604-779-3882 BBY, LOUGHEED Mall, across from WalMart, newer 2 BR, 2 full baths, 2 balcony, in ste w/d, 2 u/g parking, granite counter tops, s/s appls, N/s, N/p, refs req’d, $1490/mo incls hot water, Avail Nov 1. Call Al 778-997-4786 BBY S. 1 Br. $735. 6187 Kingsway, cat ok, hardwood, ug prkg, WiFi, Nov. 1, 604-818-1129 BBY SIMON FRASER APTS, 7175 Pandora St, Clean quiet bldg, close to SFU, shops & transit,1 Br $825 & $850 incl heat/ hw, hardwood, 1 yr lease, np, Lorne Dorset Rlty 604-299-0803

2BDRM/1.5BTH - 620 7th Ave New-Westminster 950 sf in Charter House Starting Nov. 1 No Pets $1,300 Monthly Call: (604) 526−2663 dan.roman67@gmail.com

6508

Apt/Condos

1 & 2 BEDROOM APT

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

AMBER ROCHESTOR 545 Rochester Ave, Coq

Close to Lougheed Mall, S.F.U. & Transportation. office: 604- 936-3907

AMBER (W)

6508

Apt/Condos

COQ • Austin Heights Clean quiet Apt available. N/P. Family owned & operated for 39 years. • 604-936-5755 NEW WEST. 1 BR apt, view, $765/mo incl heat, h/w & cable. Near transit. Refs. 604-521-1636

CASEY STREET Coquitlam Bachelor, 1 BR & 2 BR Starting at $675 & up.

Call 604.931.6408 COTTONWOOD PLAZA

office: 604- 936-1225

GARDEN VILLA

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

CALL 604 715-7764 BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

JUNIPER COURT 415 Westview St, Coq

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

office: 604- 939-8905 cell: 604- 916-0261 KING ALBERT COURT

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

Close to Transportation, Schools & S.F.U.

office: 604- 939-2136 cell: 604-727-5178

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

ARBOUR GREENE

NEW WEST

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

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

Call 604-518-5040

BURQUITLAM APTS

VILLA MARGARETA

Bachelor, 1 BR & 2 BR Includes heat, hot water, u/g prkg, cls to bus stop, school, SFU, Lougheed Mall, Sorry No Pets.

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

561 Cottonwood Ave, Coq

Office 604-773-6467

320-9th St, New West

CALL 604 715-7764 BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

CALYPSO COURT

SKYLINE TOWERS

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

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.

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

810 ST. ANDREWS ST.

NEW WESTMINSTER

1Bach bdrmfrom from $750 880 $ 895 1 bdrm from 2Beautifully bdrm from 1120 landscaped $$

Beautifully landscaped grounds grounds with with views views of of Fraser Fraser river. river. Outdoor Outdoor swimming swimming pool pool and and close close to to parks parks and and shopping. shopping.

RENTALS 604-521-7259 RENTALS 778-801-1616

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6508

102-120 Agnes St, N.West

CALL 604 525-2122 BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

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.

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

Apt/Condos

Refreshingly Clean Meticulously Maintained

Surrey Gardens Apartments for your new one bedroom home

From

www.GreatApartments.ca

$670.00

6540

Apt/Condos

NEW WEST, Quay, Furnished lrg 1 BR +Den. Nov 1 avail for 4 - 5 mth. NS/NP $1495. 604-524-0804

NEW WESTMINSTER, Bachelor Apt, $615/mo One Bedroom, $730/mo Includes heat, h/w, cable & parking. Near Skytrain. Available Nov 1st. Cats okay! Deposit required.

Call 604-521-2884

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

Owner Managed. Sorry, No Pets.

Call to view! 604-589-7040

1 MONTH FREE!

Houses - Rent

COQ CTR, by schools, College, 5 BR, 2 baths, lrg yrd, storage, refs. $1600, avl immed. 604-939-0273

6450

Miscellaneous Rentals

GATED PARKING AVAILABLE New Westminster

RIVERS INLET Apartments

(Coquitlam Centre area) Bachelor, 1 BR Apts, 3 appls, incls heat & hot water, bldg laundry room on each flr. Avail now. Sorry no pets. Call 604-942-2012 coquitlampropertyrentals.com

ROYAL CRESCENT ESTATES

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

6515

6595-20

Coq./Poco/ Port Moody

COQ, Lghd Skytrain, Master BR, inst, lrg closet, $600 incls utls, net W/D, kitch. NS/NP. 778-355-3575

6595-40

6602

Duplexes - Rent

BBY, TRINITY, upper 2 BR ste in 4plex, incls cable prkg. $900. Av now. N/S. Cat OK. 604-597-1917

BBY, Upper Deer Lake. Duplex on quiet street: 3 BR, upper floor. F/p, d/w, private laundry, sundeck. $1,500/mo + 60% util. Also: 1 BR. grd/lvl suite, $750/mo + 30% utils. Or 2 BR, grd/lvl suite, $1,100/mo + 40% util. N/s, no pets. Near all ammen. Avail Nov 1st. Refs req’d. 604-970-9603

6540

6595

Shared Accommodation

New Westminster

Houses - Rent

2,3,4 Bdrm Homes! RENT TO OWN. Poor Credit Ok, Low Down Call Karyn 604-857-3597 BBY CANADA Way/Elwell newer 3 BR ½ duplex, 2.5 baths, den, f/p, w/d, nr amens/schools, granite, priv lge yd, mtn view. N/S, n/p. Nov 1. $1800+utils 604-725-9073 BURNABY NR Highgate Mall sxs duplex 3 BR upper with 1BR g/lvl suite. Sep laundry room, new paint, h/wood flrs, fenced yd. N/P. Av now. $1980. 604-720-9268

Suites/Partial Houses

BBY 1 BR ste very clean, f/p, kitchen full bath. N/S, N/P. $800 incl utils. Av now. 604-420-1077 BBY, DEER LAKE. 2 BR, grd/lvl. Sh’d w/d. Ns/np. Refs. $950/mo incls utils. 604-298-9149 BBY, Deer Lake. furn or unfurn, $700/mo, suits1 person only, N/s, N/p. avail now. 604-521-6120

BBY N. newer 2 BR bsmnt, incls all + laundry, N/s, N/p, Nov 1, $1150, nr amens. 604-421-3136

STOP RENTING! Tired of paying your landlord’s mortgage? START owning TODAY! I specialize in 1st time buyers & guide you through the process at NO COST. You will be SHOCKED at how affordable HOME OWNERSHIP is. You WON’T be disappointed. Aly Chatur: 604-828-6777 aly.chatur@td.com

BBY N newly reno 2 BR bsmt ste. Nr SFU, cls to all amens, incls laundry, N/P, N/S. Avail now. $1000. Vince 604-299-3695

BBY E, 2 yrs old, upper flr 3 BR, 2 bath, jacuzzi, hrdwd flrs, h/w heating, 1 car garage, 1 blk to Elem Schl & transit, nr High Schl, N/P, $1900/mo. 604-861-8819 BBY EAST, Bright 2 BR, 1000sf, $900 incls utls. Now. NS/NP. 778-836-7774 or 778-836-1704

BBY, GOV’T Road. Very large 2 BR. 1,300 sq ft. Full bath, shared w/d. $1,150/mo + util. Ns/np. Near BCIT, SFU, Brentwood Mall & Bby Lake. Immed. 778-991-7058

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FOR RENT

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Go to http://www.burnabynow.com or call 604-444-3000.

6605

6605

Townhouses Rent

COQUITLAM 2 BR townhouse , quiet family complex, no pets. $920. Call 604-942-2277.

6615

Wanted To Rent

NEW WEST or Sapperton. Senior with cockatoo bird, wants a 2 BR bsmt suite. 604-540-8396 , lv msg

Townhouses Rent

RIVERS INLET Townhouses

COQ CTR 2 BR g/lev ste, $1000 incls utls, wireless net, sh’d W/D. Now/Nov 1. ns/np. 604-614-6727

(Coquitlam Centre area) • 2 BR & 3 BR Townhouse 2 levels, 5 appls, decorative fireplace, carport. Sorry no pets.

COQ WESTWOOD Plat. 1 BR, $600 or Lrg 2 BR, $950. W/D. Close to Douglas College & school. N/s, N/p, incls utils & cable, avail now. 604-944-3848

Call 604-942-2012

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7015

Escort Services

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HOME SERVICES

8010

Alarm/Security

ALARM 604-463-7919 Systems Ltd.

BBY, E. 18th Ave. 2 BR, f/bath. Ns/np. $950/mo incl hydro/cable/ basic internet. Near elem & high schools. Nov 1st. 604-522-9756

Suites/Partial Houses

PO CO Maryhill bright 1 BR suite,own ent/patio, shared w/d, near bus, ns. np. $650 inc utils. Available Oct 1. 604-315-6611

BBY SOUTH UPPER 2 BR + Den 2,000sf ste, W/D, D/W, lge deck, sec pkng. Nr bus/schls/5 mins to Metro Town. NS/NP. $1350 + 1/3 utils. Avail Nov 1. 778-883-8983

Surrey 8299 − 129th St. 800 sf, office space, entry level, Street exposure, $800/mo. Available Immediately. Call Don or Patti @ 604-635-2050 finance@guildfordcab.com

6602

BBY IMPERIAL/KINGSWAY, Lrg 2 BR g/l ste., full kit, 1.5 baths, nr Metrotown/Schl/skytrain, n/p, no w/d. Avail Now. 604-436-2970

Office/Retail Rent

FURNISHED 1 BR. Shared basement suite, in home. New bed & tv. Priv entry. Sh’d w/d, kitchen & bath. Ns/np. $595/mo incl hydro/ cbl. Suits retired, mature female. Immed. Refs req’d. 604-524-5845

5870 Sunset Street

Suites/Partial Houses

BBY NORTH, Lrg 2 BR g/lvl, nr SFU, 5 appls, $1200 incl utils, cble & net, Now. 604-570-0556

BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

BBY RETAIL, 1800 sqft, Lease, 5600 block Hastings, parking, Avail Immed. 778-855-3650 POCO, Costco 5 mins. 1 BR & Den, all appls, stor, sec prkg, Fit rm. $950. Nov 1. 604-466-2137

6602

CALL 604 723-8215

6565

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

1300 King Albert, Coq

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

6508

555 Cottonwood Ave, Coq

401 Westview St, Coq

552 Dansey Ave, Coq

To place your ad call

604-444-3000

8030

Carpentry

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

8055

Cleaning

Maids 'R' US

Excellent Home Cleaning! ★Best Rates/Prices ★Residential & Commercial ★Excellent References 27 Years Experience 604-808-0212 A QUALITY CLEANING 7 days/wk Res/Comm. Low rates! Senior’s’discount. Experienced. 778-998-9127 or 778-239-9609 A.S.B.A. ENTERPRISE. Comm/ Res. Free Est. $25/hour includes supplies. Insured. 604-723-0162 TOO BUSY TO CLEAN? Leave it to us to clean your home or office. $30/hr. 604-362-0962

8060

Concrete

DALL’ANTONIA CONCRETE Seniors discount. Friendly, family business, 40+ yrs. 604-240-3408

8073

Drainage

8075

Drywall

*Drywall * Taping * Texture * Stucco*Painting * Steel stud framing Quality Home 604-725-8925 PATCHING, TEXTURE / smooth ceilings, plaster walls. Small jobs. 25 years exp. Call 604-671-9901

8080

Excavating

# 1 BACKHOE, EXCAVATOR & BOBCAT

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

8090

Fencing/Gates

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

8105

Flooring/ Refinishing

THE ART OF HARDWOOD FLOORS Installations Refinishing & Repairs Dust Free. Affordable Rates! Free Estimates.

Call: 604-240-3344 Golden Hardwood & Laminate Prof install, refinishing, sanding, and repairs. 778-858-7263

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

Gutters

EDGEMONT GUTTERS

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

604-420-4800 Established 1963

Electrical

YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guar’d. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

8087

8125

INSTALLATION REFINISHING, Sanding. Free est, great prices. Satisfaction guar. 604-518-7508

A1 Steve’s Gutter Cleaning & Repair from $98. Gutters vacuumed/hand clean. 604-524-0667 GUTTER CLEANING. Affordahomeservices.ca Call Tyler, 778-386-3783 PRESSURE WASHING, Gutter Cleaning and Repairs Call George • 778-859-7793

8130

Handyperson

HANDYMAN Repairs & Reno’s Call Walter ★ 604-790-0842 HANDYMAN - framing, decks, tiles, hardwood, drywall. Total additions & basements. Ken 778-773-6251 or 604-455-0740 QUALITY RENOS. Dependable, mature, honest, hard worker. Reasonable rates. 604-803-6757 www.qualityrenoservices.ca

8155

Landscaping

CONSTRUCTIVE LANDSCAPING

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

★ AMAZING TOUCH LAND’G ★ Bobcat, paving, retaining walls, turf, planting, etc. 604-889-4083 ★ OPERA LANDSCAPING ★ Bobcat, retaining walls, irrigation, paving, fences. 778-688-2444

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8160

Lawn & Garden

Moving & Storage

8185

$35/HOUR PER PERSON • 24/7 Abe Moving & Delivery and Rubbish Removal. 604-999-6020 Residential and Commercial • Landscape Maintenance • Landscape Construction • Hedge Trimming • Gardening

Free Est. 604-779-6978

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LOCAL MOVERS. No job too small! Furniture assembly also available. Free est. 604-307-8603 QUOTE

8193

Oil Tank Removal

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8185

Moving & Storage

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1, 3, 5, 7 or 10 Ton $ From

45

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604-724-3670

8195

Let me paint your world! • WCB • Insured

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Book Now! Free Est. - 15 Years Exp. Insured /WCB

604-723-8434

ADVANCE PAINTING ALL TYPES OF PAINTING PROJECTS Interior Exterior Pressure Wash

778-859-2418 CALL TODAY FOR A FREE ESTIMATE FAST RELIABLE PROFESSIONAL

Planning on RENOVATING?

Renovations & Home Improvement

Alive & still roofing after 50 years!! RCABC Certified Roofers. BILL the Roofer • 604-522-8516

8240

TOTAL HOME RENOVATIONS Since 1983

9110

Collectibles & Classics

9155

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

Bill 604-298-1222 www.chrisdalehomes.com

Total Renos, Additions Build New Homes Kitchens, baths, new garage, roofs, decks, drain tiles, landscaping & excavating

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

8255

Paving/Seal Coating

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

DRIVEWAYS - Asphalt & Pavers. 10+ yrs exp WCB reasonable rates 604-618-2949 METRO BLACKTOP CO. LTD Custom work for Driveways & new lane Aprons. Repairs/resurfacing. Call Gino 604-657-9936

8220

Plumbing

M&S HANDYMAN

• Framing • Flooring • Finishing Carpentry • Painting • Drywall • T i l i n g Senior discount woodysgallery@hotmail.com

604-783-0979

Rubbish Removal

Trips start at

$49

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

PLUMBERS

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 • HEATING & GAS

JOHNSON MECHANICAL Call 24/7 • 604-925-0234 WESTMOR PLUMBING LTD Residential - Commercial Professional Service, Licenced, Insured, Bonded 604-551-8531

1973 TRIUMPH 750 Bonneville 6' over front end, Mikuni carbs, K&N filters, $5000. Ph 604-792-6404 or 604-316-3358 (lve message)

9145

Scrap Car Removal

NO WHEELS, NO PROBLEM

John 778-288-8009

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

DISPOSAL BINS: Starting at $199 + dump fees. 604-306-8599 www.disposalking.com

30 yrs exp. matco@telus.net

WWW.RENORITE.COM

Save Your Dollars!

✓ RenoRite

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

A1 CONTRACTING. Bsmt, bath, kitchen cabinets, tiling, painting & decks. Dhillon, 604-782-1936 Additions, renos & new const. Concrete forming & framing specialist. Patrick 604-218-3064 HANDYMAN, Reno’s, Carpentry, H/W Flrs, Home Repairs, etc. Rob 604-307-6715 (Bby/New West/Coq) HOME IMPROVEMENTS Carpentry, Drywall, Handyman, 30 yrs exp. David • 604-825-4072

Roofing

AFFORDABLE QUALITY ROOFING LTD.

“We Keep you Dry”

Don’t get caught by the rain! We also provide professional ‘Blown in Insulation’ FREE EST. NO HST!

ROOF NOW!

604-984-9004 604-984-6560 #1 Roofing Company in BC A

All types of Roofing Over 35 Years in Business Call now for Free Estimates

604-588-0833

SALES@ PATTARGROUP.COM

WWW.PATTARGROUP.COM

JUNK MY CAR FOR CA$H

8300

Stucco/Siding/ Exterior

Free Junk Car Towing! We Will Pay You Cash For It! Call

604-375-9444

J. PEARCE STUCCO CONTRACTING. 604-761-6079 www.stuccocontracting.com Quality Home Improvement ★ Stucco ★ All Kinds. No Job Too Big or Small. 604-725-8925

Power Washing

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

Tried & True Since 1902

1.877.602.7346

Visit us online to receive a special discount:

www.crownroofgutters.ca

1983 MERCEDES 300, diesel turbo, runs well, serviced, $2,490. 604-261-4310 or 604-710-2317

9173

Vans

8309

Tiling

604 628 9044

THE SCRAPPER SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL

Kitchen & Bathroom Tile Renovation Specialists Italian Artisans – Quality Work

Tonino 778-322-ETNA Est. 1978

8315

$ BEST RATES $

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

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

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 www.treeworksonline.ca Wildwood Tree Services, Exp Hedge Trimming and Removal & Tree Pruning. Free Est. 604-893-5745

8335

2H

1996 Terry Travel Trailer, 27 ft $13,000 obo. Front slider, rear bdrm ducted heat, air, large fridge, microwave, 3 burner top, oven, electric jack, large awing, attached stabilizers, new batteries, tires. Excellent cond. Original owner, great ‘Snow bird’ unit. Many extras. 604-817-4724

RV PACKAGE $15,900 - 2001 26’ Triple E Topaz 5th wheel, 1995 Chev Silverado pick up 175,000k’s. Both excellent condition. Ph 604-824-2068

E

#1 FREE Scrap Vehicle Removal Ask about $500 Credit!!! $$ PAID for Some 604.683.2200 AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash paid for full sized vehicles. 604-518-3673 ★ FREE TOWING ★ up to $500 CASH Today!

604-728-1965 John SCRAP CAR REMOVAL We Pay TOP $$$ for your Junk! Call 604-227-0055

9155

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

2007 DODGE Caravan BCAA inspected $8,960 77,000 km’s www.autofleet.biz 604-304-7653 Carproof report & warranty included

• Window Cleaning • Gutter Cleaning

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

RV’s/Trailers

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC

Window Cleaning

Edgemont Building Maintenance • Power Washing

9522

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES

(3862)

Tree Services

2008 GRAND CARAVAN SE (Stow n go) BCAA inspected $11,980 112,700 km’s www.autofleet.biz 604-304-7653 Carproof report & warranty included

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

604-420-4800

Call for a free estimate:

Sports & Imports

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

Established 1963

8225

9160

NEED CHEAP AUTOBODY ? www.cheapautobody.ca 604-341-7738

BEN’S RUBBISH REMOVAL

MATCO DESIGN

2008 F-150 XLT SUPERCREW 4X4 BCAA inspected $24,980 44,900 km’s www.autofleet.biz 604-304-7653 Carproof report & warranty included

10% OFF with this ad www.studentworksdisposal.com

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

8250 LICENSED Plumber/GasFitter Furnace/Boiler Service, Combustion Analysis Report, All Repairs and Installations,Call Brian anytime(604)726−2834 or email burnsone@shaw.ca

2007 PONTIAC Torrent FWD (moonroof) BCAA inspected $12,980 81,000 k’s www.autofleet.biz 604-304-7653 Carproof report & warranty included

Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

Disposal & Recycling

604-985-8270

604-720-1564

8205

9130

Student Works

www.a-diamondhome.com

All Renovations & Additions, Ins. Quality Work

MAGIC PAINTING 604-315-7070 We do it right the first time. 30 years exp, references avail.

1980 450SL, collector plates, 123K, 2 tops, seafoam green, original paint, exc. shape! all records $13,000, 604-921-9788

FROM DESIGN TO FINISH

25 Years in Business 25 Years workmanship warranty

To advertise your Home Service Business call Classifieds 604-444-3000

New Canadian Roofing Ltd. All types of roofs, leak specialists, 15+ yr exp WCB,reasonable insured 604-716-8528

Complete Renos & Additions, incl.: Kitchen & Bath Improvements • Roofing • Sundecks • Door & Window Replacements

BEST PAINTING. Repair drywall. Repaint Specialist. Interior/Ext. Free estimates. 604-724-9953

$69/HR Lic’d/Ins. Exp & friendly Clogged drains, plumbing, small jobs OK! Call 24/7! 604-805-2488

Check out the specialists in our Home Service Directory of the Classifieds and get started on your project today!

Roofing

All Work Guaranteed

Int. & Ext. Specialist, 20 yrs exp. * Reas. Rates, High Quality * Fast, clean, with ref’s Licensed, Insured & WCB

Jean-Guy Bottin

8250

A Vancouver Leak Specialist Repairs & Leaks start from $150 Licensed & WCB. 604-779-4339

Quayside Painting

STORMWORKS

● Oil Tank Removal ● Recommended ● Insured ● Reasonable Rates

Power Washing

Driveway, Parking Lot, Houses www.powertool-reviews.com RES. & COMM. ★ 778-990-1057

Top Quality Quick Work

Quality Work You Can Trust!

778-223-8265

Lawn & Garden • Clean-ups & Disposal, Gutters/Press Washing Seniors Disc. Al @ 604-783-3142

Fall Specials 4 ROOMS $ 299 $379

ALLSTAR PAINTING

TWO BROTHERS MOVING Local & Long Distance 604-720-0931 bc.moving@gmail.com

8225

Magic Star Painting 3 ROOMS

ALL-PRO OIL TANK REMOVAL

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

Painting/ Wallpaper

8195

AUTOMOTIVE

2007 JEEP Wrangler Sahara Unlimited 4 wd BCAA inspected $22,960 89,600 km’s www.autofleet.biz 604-304-7653 Carproof report & warranty included

★ SNOW BIRD SPECIAL ★ 2005 MONACO Esquire 46,000km 31ft Class C M/H, lrg slide. EXC cond! $43,900obo. 604-996-8065


A36 • Friday, October 7, 2011 • Burnaby NOW

WEEKLY SPECIALS 100% BC Owned and Operated Prices Effective Thursday, October 6 to Wednesday, October 12, 2011. We reserve the right to limit quantities. We reserve the right to correct printing errors.

Grocery Department

Meat Department

Kicking Horse Organic Fair Trade Coffee

Mountain Pride Ice Cream

select varieties

JD Farms Grade A Specialty Turkeys

11.99

from

Olympic Yogurt

Oasis Health Break or Premium Juice

1.75L • product of Canada + dep. + eco fee

6.99

Salted & Unsalted

3.99

450g wheel • reg 14.99

Stahlbush Island Farms Frozen Vegetables

Mighty Leaf Artisan Tea

1.79

283-400g • product of USA

Tofurky Vegetarian Feast

19.99

assorted varieties

7.99

three varieties

3.39

from

397g • product of USA

Alexia Oven Fried Potatos assorted varieties

Farmer’s Market Organic Canned Pie Mixes and Purées assorted varieties

3/4.98

from

2/5.00

Sourdough Round Sliced Bread

2.99

340-567g • product of USA

Kitchen Basics Stock

550g

Bulk Department Brookside Milk or Dark Chocolate Covered Almonds bins only

10% off

Natural Factors Big Friends Multivitamins for Children

A delicious, child-friendly formula that is gentle on tooth enamel and naturally flavoured and sweetened. Provides daily nutritional insurance for growing bodies and minds.

9.99

4.99

90 tabs

Manitoba Harvest Hemp Pro 70 A delicious water soluble hemp protein concentrate, rich in amino acids, and essential fatty acids. Twenty-One grams of protein per serving! 454g

Avalon Organic Botanicals Shampoo and Conditioners Beautifully made organic aromatherapy hair care.

made with organic pumpkin

397g • product of USA

regular retail price

Health Care Department

Rice Pumpkin Pudding Cake

946ml • product of USA

5lb Bag

19.99

Rice Bakery

assorted varieties including turkey

2/5.00

4.98

5.99

Old Dutch Restaurante Tortilla Chips 250-320g • product of Canada

B.C. Grown, Certified Organic

made with organic pumpkin

750ml • product of USA + dep. + eco fee

3lb Bag

Table Carrots from Fountainview Farms

8" Pumpkin Pie with Organic Crust

2.99

assorted varieties

2/4.00

Specialty Stuffed Turkey Breasts, Specialty Turkey or Miso Gravy, Bread Stuffing, Cranberry Sauce, Roasted Winter Root Vegetables, Garlic Mashed Potatoes

R.W. Knudsen Organic and Regular Sparkling Beverages

assorted varieties

2.98

Bakery Department

1.6kg product of USA

15 ct • product of USA

Kettle Brand Krinkle Cut Potato Chips

Count on your Choices' Healthworks Deli for all your Thanksgiving needs. We have done the work, you simply sit back and enjoy!

assorted varieties

250g product of Canada

from

9.99

1 dz • product of B.C.

L’Ancêtre Organic Buttter

B.C. Grown, Certified Organic

Anco Double Cream Brie or Camembert Cheese

325g • product of Canada

3lb. bag

Gala Apples from Clapping Chimp

Deli Department

L’Ancêtre Organic Cheese assorted varieties

4.49

3.98

8.99lb/ 19.82kg

2/7.00

2/5.00

B.C. Grown, Certified Organic

Boneless Leg of Lamb Roasts

assorted varieties

650g • product of B.C.

Vitala Omega-3 Free Run Large Eggs

4.99

1.89L • product of B.C.

assorted varieties

German Butter Nugget Potatoes from Across the Creek

3.99lb/ 8.80kg

assorted varieties

454g • product of Canada

Produce Department

4.99

300g

325ml

Seminars and Events: Thursday, October 13, 7-8:30pm. Dysbiosis with Dr. Arjuna Veeravagu, ND. Canadian Memorial Centre for Peace, 1825 W. 16th Ave, Vancouver. Cost $10. To register call 736-0009. Wednesday, October 12, 7-8:30pm. Bringing Attention to Attention Deficit Disorder: Natural Options for Support and the Healing Journey with Dr. Tom Grodski, ND. 3248 King George Blvd, South Surrey. Cost $5. To register call 604-541-3902.

choicesmarkets.com/locations Kitsilano

Cambie

Kerrisdale

Yaletown

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

Kelowna 1937 Harvey Ave. Kelowna 250.862.4864


Burnaby Now October 7 2011