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Bedbugs found in library Janaya Fuller-Evans staff reporter

The Cameron branch of the Burnaby Public Library is reopening today after bedbugs were detected there on Monday. The library is having all of its branches inspected after dead bedbugs were found at its main branch in Metrotown at the end of September. Cameron was the first branch to be inspected, and bedbugs were detected there Monday morning. “There were hits in a number of areas throughout the branch,” Edel Toner-Rogala, chief librarian of the Burnaby Public Library, said in a phone interview Wednesday morning. “We made the decision to deal with the problem quickly and efficiently.” The branch reopened on Wednesday at 10 a.m., according to Toner-Rogala. Books in the affected areas were bagged and boxed, and sent to the Metrotown branch to be heat-treated, she said, and books that had been verified as clean were sent over from Metrotown. A pest control company was brought in to steam clean the furniture and the bookshelves, she said. But patrons may notice some of the shelves are empty at Cameron today, Toner-Rogala added. The other branches in the city – McGill and Tommy Douglas – will also be checked, though Toner-Rogala did not give a timeline for that, saying the detection companies are busy Bugs Page 4

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The walk of life: Burnaby parks, recreation and cultural services director Dave Ellenwood, front, leads members of the Confederation Park walking group on the new rubberized track. A grand unveiling will take place this Saturday, but people are already marvelling at the new community amenity in North Burnaby.

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For all the recreational walkers in North Burnaby who got used to big puddles and rock dust, a new rubberized track at Confederation Park will be a welcome change. When the city unveils the track on Saturday, nobody will be more proud than Burnaby parks, recreation and cultural services director Dave Ellenwood. “This is huge,” said Ellenwood. “The park and its facilities have been so popular

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Salt in Stoney Creek concerns streamkeepers SFU salt shed moved - but salt still leaching into creek Jennifer Moreau staff reporter

Simon Fraser University may have moved its salt shed further from the headwaters of Stoney Creek, but volunteer streamkeepers still found high levels of salt throughout the summer. “There is more salt in the ground than there was in the shed,” said Alan James, spokesperson for the Stoney Creek Environment Committee. The salt is used to clear snowy roads in winter, but the runoff from the old storage area was contaminating Stoney Creek. The university was prompted to move the shed because salt levels were high enough to be lethal to aquatic life in some areas. “It’s still that bad,” James said, referring to water quality test done by volunteers throughout the summer. “The results were that salt contamination was increasing over the period we were measuring,” he said. “We’re not sure whether or not it’s something that has happened around the salt shed area, or whether it’s just the natural increase in salt as you would expect when there’s no rain to dilute the groundwater.” James said the old salt shed was not sealed. “Whenever the salt got rained on, and for many years there was no cover on it, salt dissolved and then went into the ground,”

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he said. James suspects it will take 10 to 15 years to rid the area of salt. “Even though we know it’s contaminating the creek, there isn’t going to be

any way to turn off the salt for the creek instantly. That’s just not going to happen,” James added. SFU hired an environmental engineering company to analyze the problem and

come up remediation options. Stoney Creek is home to salmon and the Nooksack dace, an endangered minnow found in only a handful of B.C. streams. No one returned calls from SFU.

Kinder Morgan looks at expanding pipeline Company holds ‘open season’ in an effort to find out if there’s enough interest from potential clients to justify shipping more oil through Burnaby Jennifer Moreau staff reporter

Kinder Morgan is testing the waters for an expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline, which would mean more tanker traffic in the Burrard Inlet. The pipeline runs oil from Alberta to Burnaby, home to the Westridge Marine Terminal, which ships oil abroad. The 1,150-kilometre line is already twinned in some areas, but to meet rising demand, the company would have to twin more sections to increase shipping capacity. The pipeline’s maximum capacity is now at 300,000 barrels a day, but the most it could handle if fully expanded is up to 700,000 barrels. Kinder Morgan is holding an “open season” from Oct. 20 to Jan. 19, to figure out if shipping customers will commit to using an expanded pipeline. 6

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“In some aspects, it is like a request for proposals,” said Kinder Morgan spokesperson Lexa Hobenshield. “We propose a package of terms for a potential expansion project and solicit bids from potential customers for contracting capacity on the project. We’ve been discussing the possibility of expansion for some time now, and this process is meant to formalize commitments from potential customers.” Hobenshield said the open season is not a project announcement, but it is “an important step in moving towards an expansion project.” “We have always said that we would not proceed with a project unless we had the commercial support of customers,” she said. “If we have support, our next step will be to initiate a thorough and comprehensive consultation process, environmental and socio-economic assessments, etc. – to develop a regulatory application.” Hobenshield said there are indicators that the open season will be successful. “The most important being that we have been oversubscribed on a month-to-month basis for many months running,” she added. Wilderness Committee spokesperson Ben West took issue with the open season and the possibility of expanVisions* Loblaws* M&M Meats* Buy-Low* Fair Market* IGA* Molly Maid* * not in all areas

sion, saying it will mean more oil tanker traffic in the Burrard Inlet and greater risks of an oil spill for Burnaby. “The thing I find strange is they are not talking to the general public. They are just asking oil companies,” West said. “They continue to do all of this without public consultation.” Ninety per cent of the gasoline in the Lower Mainland comes from oil products shipped via the pipeline, but West said an expansion would mean more unrefined products going overseas rather than increased local refining capacity. According to the oil industry, pipelines are safer than trains, trucks and tankers for transporting oil, but that still doesn’t it well with West. “You are talking about a whole bunch of bad ways of moving poison around,” he said, adding we need to move away from our dependence on fossil fuels given the threat of climate change. Hobenshield said the advantages of expanding the Trans Mountain pipeline are many. “The project has an existing footprint, capacity can be added incrementally, which makes it cost effective. We have operating expertise with existing relationships along the pipeline and excellent response capability,” she said.

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CIVIC ELECTION

Candidates debates on Janaya Fuller-Evans

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Burnaby residents will get the chance to hear from municipal candidates at allcandidates debates being set up by community groups in the next few weeks. Burnaby Community Connections has organized an all-candidates meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 26 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Stride Avenue Community School, at 7014 Stride Ave., for those candidates running for mayor and city council. The organization has also set up an allcandidates meeting for those running for school board on Tuesday, Nov. 1, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Burnaby Association

for Community Inclusion’s office at 2702 Norland Ave. The Burnaby Heights Neighbourhood Association has set up an all-candidates meeting on Thursday, Nov. 3 at Gilmore Community School, 50 S. Gilmore Ave. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and there will be a question-and-answer period from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Topics covered will include traffic, policing, parks and recreation, Brentwood redevelopment and density, according to the association. Burnaby residents will be electing a mayor, eight councillors and seven school trustees in the election, which takes place on Saturday, Nov. 19.

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Bugs: Bloodsuckers in books continued from page 1

because of the escalating bedbug problem in the region. “The challenge is booking them,” she said. “The companies are very much in demand.” This is the first time the Burnaby libraries have had a bedbug problem, according to Toner-Rogala, and protocols are being put in place to stay on top of it. “We do know we have to do these kinds of checks more frequently now,” she said. The first bedbug was found at the Metrotown branch during the week of Sept. 19, when a reader told staff there was a dead bug in a book. The book was put in a plastic bag, and the insect was identified as a bedbug.

A pest control company was brought in and used a sniffer dog, finding more dead bedbugs were in the thriller-mystery section. The library decided not to issue a public alert at that time, to avoid creating a panic, according to Deb Thomas, the manager of the Metrotown branch, who added the bugs are annoying but not dangerous. This time, the library put up an alert banner about the Cameron branch on its website, www.bpl.bc.ca, which stated the branch was closed due to bedbugs. But that banner had been taken off the website by Wednesday, when the branch reopened. The banner linked to an advisory on the website, which contained links with information on bedbugs and how to treat them, according to Toner-Rogala.

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Track: Grand opening this Saturday continued from page 1

Dave Taylor, president of Branch 148 of the Royal Canadian Legion, suggested the improvements near the cenotaph and the city was happy to be able to do the work. Taylor and the Legion, which help organize ele-

mentary school track meets, may be able to use the new track for those meets, but no final decisions have been made at this point. On Saturday, the official grand opening ceremony will start at 10 a.m. and include a 10:30 a.m. community walk and refresh-

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Future firefighter? Burnaby firefighter Shane Biglow helps Brenden Gemmell with a fire extinguishing exercise game at the Burnaby Fire Department’s open house on Oct. 15, for Fire Prevention Week.

Fire prevention fun

The Burnaby Fire Department held an open house on Oct. 15 during Fire Prevention Week. The day was full of demonstrations on how to douse flames, rescue people from heights and extract victims from crumpled cars using the Jaws of Life. Hockey players from the peewee representative A1 team volunteered to help the firefighters host the event.

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which could turn into a referendum on Few elections are truly dull affairs. the district’s anti-homophobia policy. There’s always a once-dormant issue that What will this newspaper’s role be in gains some legs; a candidate who cries the elections as we get closer to Nov. 19? foul; a letter to the editor that sparks outrage. That’s all part of a healthy demo- We’ll be doing profiles on the candidates – posting extra election content cratic process. And this election on our website – hopefully asklooks like it will be rich with ing the candidates some tough issues and candidates. Burnaby NOW questions and offering voters a There are four, count ’em, chance to weigh in through letters to the four mayoralty candidates. We don’t editor and on our blogs. know if that reflects political ambition, But, of course, there are limits. Now community pride or frustration, but it that the candidates are official, we will makes for a much more interesting race. accept letters to the editor from candiThen there’s the school board election,

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been a major beneficiary of ou say that if you were rapid transit development, given a vote on the traversed by not one but two Evergreen Line funding, rapid transit lines and stands to you would have probably held benefit greatly as well from the your nose and voted “yes” (re: Evergreen line. Will Corrigan say ‘I told you And believe me, as a former so’ in two years? Our View, regional director, I can Burnaby NOW, Oct. tell you that Burnaby’s 12.) neighbours are acutely Here are some Lee Rankin aware of how much thoughts that might Burnaby has benefited from have made your theoretical, yet rapid transit investments and somewhat unpalatable choice, how unimpressed they were less odorous. when the current mayor and It is true that the province his allies bitterly opposed the is spending large sums on the Canada Line. Highway 1/Port Mann project, I am sure they are equally but some of the large costs will unimpressed by his position on be borne by users of the new bridge through tolls, a source of the Evergreen Line given that it, too, benefits the businesses and irritation to those who choose residents of Burnaby. to live south and east of the All the property tax revenue Fraser River and commute to from the investment in rapid the Burrard Peninsula. transit to date has flown dirLikewise, the Golden Ears ectly into municipal coffers for Bridge is an expensive project, cities to spend as they please. mostly borne by the region, Not a penny shared with the which has also seen fit to implement tolls to target actual users. province. While it is true that the provIt is also true that the province benefits indirectly from ince has expended billions sales tax, property transfer on the Expo Line, the Surrey tax, business and personal tax extension, the Millennium Line associated with its rapid transit and the Canada Line with little investments, the lion’s share capital contribution from the of additional tax revenue has benefiting communities. gone to municipalities, both These expenditures in mass from new rapid-transit related transit have been the catalyst development and increased for many billions of dollars of property values as a result of direct investment in residential, rapid transit and the associated commercial and office construcstations. tion along the routes. Burnaby, in particular, has Transit Page 7

dates, but they must be on a topical issue and must be short. Letters extolling one’s personal virtues or political accomplishments will not be published. Similarly, letters that attack other candidates on a largely personal basis will not be published. Letters on a story that has been published in our paper or on our website will be considered. Is there a guarantee that letters will be published? No. But we will endeavour to pick the letters based on community interest and, hopefully, publish ones that bring more voices to the table.

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Re: Voting system isn’t working, Letter to the Editor, Burnaby NOW, Oct. 14. The voting system in Burnaby is more than adequate for citizens to choose their representatives for mayor, council and school board despite Mr. Huntley’s continued drive for a preferential ballot Burnaby at the civic level elects its representatives on an individual basis, not on a partisan basis, as is done federally and provincially. The collection of candidates under the Conservative/Liberal originating civic party, and the collective of candidates that exist from the NDP affiliated civic party is a slate rather than a specific

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Voting system is effective continued from page 6

many: good, effective organization effort by that party, but also as a product of poor organization from alternative choices in the past and also more than one instance of political cannibalism internally. The current situation of lopsidedness has nothing to do with the voting and balloting environment. If the citizens want to diffuse the socialist totalitarian regime on council, a few alternative choices by voting good quality candidates on the ballot will quickly change it. A voter such as myself has no obligation to vote for all eight positions on council or the entire seven positions on school board, or even for the mayor. Nor am I am obligated to vote for a slate. There is no need to ask my local MLA to change a voting system that is already effective, fair and simple to use. All a person needs to do is just choose which ones of the 38 or so candidates throwing themselves out for a council seat, and which of the four candidates for mayor is best for our city. Easy. Simple. Vote for 16, vote for five of the better ones, or even just one. This begins by one step. Get out there and vote. Low voter turnouts are a perpetual problem in civic elections. But even better, if a person is adamant about effective change in Burnaby, get out there and volunteer for the alternative candidates that are running. P.A. (Paul) Keenleyside, Burnaby

Facts not quite right Dear Editor:

Re: Criticism of politicians, not staff, Letter to the Editor, Burnaby NOW, Oct. 5 Mr. G. Bruce Friesen did not adequately research his facts prior to writing a letter wherein he explained his (and presumably his Green colleagues’) perception of Burnaby’s capital reserve funds. It is true that Burnaby’s reserve funds are reported at $293.5 million on December 2000 versus $798.3 million on December 2010 and, yes, these funds include a mix of cash, Canadian government securities, city real estate and real estate held for future

resale. What the president of the Greens doesn’t point out is that during this tenyear period, a major change to generally accepted accounting principles – known as PSAB 3150 – was adopted by the Province of B.C. and was mandated for all municipalities. These new public sector accounting rules changed the way cities, including Burnaby, were required to report their assets. Prior to the change, if the city built or bought something, it was required to be expensed as a cost of doing business. The change to PSAB 3150 now requires the city to create an inventory of all its useful assets, including roads, buildings, parks and land, and to add them as increased assets to the balance sheet. When our assets were increased, it automatically increased our reserves by a similar value. Some examples of items we were required to add to our balance sheet included: Burnaby City Hall, our garbage trucks, the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, Eileen Dailly pool, Bonsor recreation centre, Bob Prittie library, Tommy Douglas library, our seniors centres…the list goes on. One of the major reasons the province adopted these new rules for municipalities was to ensure the sustainability of a City’s capital reserves. The rules include amortization to ensure that reserves grow at a sufficient rate to ensure a community can remain sustainable in the future. This means Burnaby will have sufficient resources to ensure its capital assets, such as roads, community centers and utilities can continue to meet the needs of the community they serve in good times and in bad. Burnaby’s reserves continue to assist the city’s growth. The city is debt-free and continues to have one of the region’s lowest tax increases. Our strong reserves have ensured that as our population grows, our infrastructure can grow too. Burnaby enjoys some of the best facilities and services in Canada, in part due to the fact that our Burnaby Citizens Association Council has ensured that Burnaby is strong and will continue to be so.

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text of the billions spent by the province on rapid transit in the region over the past three decades. True leadership means making difficult decisions and making the best of choices offered. I applaud the leadership of the local mayors who made the difficult

choice to move forward with rapid transit for the region. If you think about it this way, you really don’t have to hold your nose and vote. Lee Rankin is a former city councillor and a current candidate with TEAM Burnaby for the upcoming municipal election.

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MORE LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Dear Editor:

Re: Change ahead for education system, In My Opinion, Burnaby NOW, Oct. 12. It’s a good thing my blood pressure is low because this article raised it considerably this evening. Keith Baldrey claims that six professional days per year cost taxpayers $66 million a year. Untrue. When they added ProD’s to the school calendar, these six days were added to the school year; they did not replace any teaching days. As we are salaried as teachers, there was no additional cost to the taxpayers. On the topic of online learning, he thinks this is the new way of teaching in the future. While it is increasing in popularity, online learning has a tremendous dropout rate. Keith forgot to mention this fact. The majority of students still need the daily support of a classroom teacher to succeed in school. Believe it or not, a student can take P.E. online, recording his exercise in a log and obtaining credit for the course. There is no way to verify that the student actually did the work. The same applies to any course taken online. Is this the future of education?

As for teacher evaluations, I agree that there isn’t enough time for the administrators to complete these for every teacher in a school. That’s all a principal would do with his time. I also agree with Keith Baldrey on this fact: universities need to do a better job of training their teacher candidates (way too much theory and not enough practical strategies). And he thinks that young teachers leave the profession within five years because the system “doesn’t meet their needs”? In fact, many leave because it’s a much more demanding job than they anticipated. Keith Baldrey needs to do his research more thoroughly before writing his articles. Aldina Isbister, Burnaby

Muslim nation? No, thank you Dear Editor,

Thank you for reminding your readers (Burnaby proclaims Islamic History Month, Burnaby NOW, October 12,) that, last year, we discussed the subject at hand. Nevertheless, Mayor Derek Corrigan repeats his declaration and, cheerfully, declared Burnaby to be another Muslim entity once again! His supporters do not seem to mind because they either do not understand

the bigger picture, or they do not care. I, on the other hand, would prefer not to live in a Muslim country, for reasons that should be obvious to us all, but obviously are not. But I leave it to your readers to add up the body count since last October, in Egypt, Libya, Syria and other countries as a reminder of how the “religion of peace” and the governments in question deal with those who do not toe the line! We in Canada also paid an enormous price in Afghanistan, due to our commitment to allies, commitments which are absolutely necessary as our own freedom depends on it. Inside of Canada we have now spent $32 billion since 9/11 and are on the hook for a further $8 billion per year on airport security alone. This money could have gone to our favourite pet project as we managed to live quite nicely, thank you, without this nuisance before Islamic terrorism raised its ugly head. And yet, we are lucky compared to the efforts and sacrifices required by the state of Israel! The “religion of peace” and its supporters are responsible for hatred some of us had hoped never to see again on this planet. All the good Muslims, so easily offended by any of these facts, have to learn to speak up much louder,

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both to their own and to us. “All it takes for evil to triumph is for good people to do nothing!” How fortunate for us all that Canadians as a whole have chosen a government with a leader who, unlike Mr. Corrigan, does not just go where the votes are, but supports what is right and just! Ziggy Eckhardt, Burnaby

Why should I pay for transit?

Re: Will Corrigan say ‘I told you so’ in two years?, Our View, Burnaby NOW, Oct. 12.

and upgrading, then let the people who use it fund it by increasing the fares that they pay. These fares could have been increased years ago if TransLink had installed turnstiles from day 1. Think of the extra millions that they could have collected because there was no way to evade the fare. I just don’t think that you can keep asking the average taxpayer to keep paying for the people who ride transit.

While I agree that the SkyTrain and transit in general needs to be expanded and upgraded, I don’t think the taxpayer or the people who have to use their vehicles to get to work or run their business should have to keep paying for it. These people have to pay for the privilege of using their vehicles for whatever purpose through already excessive taxes, and the upgrades to the highways and bridges are being paid by these people through tolls. If SkyTrain and transit want to keep expanding

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Highrise proposed for ‘slum’ Dow Avenue property with troubled history may become site of new tower Janaya Fuller-Evans

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A property on Dow Avenue in the Metrotown area that is up for rezoning has a long history of problems, according to an area resident. Donna Polos, who was the area coordinator for Block Watch in the late ‘90s, said the building has a criminal history. “It is a slum,” she said. ‘It should definitely come down.” But she added a highrise isn’t appropriate for the property at 6634 and 6638 Dow Avenue, which is right behind Maywood Community School. The proposed Dow Avenue Tower, which went to a public hearing for rezoning on Sept. 20, would consist of a 33-storey highrise above three storeys of residential townhouses, with a total of 253 units. A four-storey development would be a better fit, she added. “The fact that it’s so close to an elementary school (is the main issue),” she said of the highrise concept. Increasing traffic along the deadend street, so close to the school, is a bad idea, Polos said. The city should also ensure that subsidized housing is included in the plan for Dow Avenue, as many of the people in the area are immigrants with low incomes, she said.

Increasing density so dramatically in a neighbourhood that previously had a problem with criminal activity could also be an issue, she added. “I was looking through my files on the history of the whole building,” Polos said of the problems she encountered in the ‘90s. “I was reading for hours.” Drugs and prostitution were big problems for the street, she added. An apartment building currently on the property, which the city’s director of planning and building Basil Luksun originally thought was vacant, is still in terrible shape, according to both Polos and Luksun. “I looked in the window to the entryway, and there was a lot of junk dumped there,” Luksun said of his initial visit to the property. “There were furnishings, old newspapers; I looked around and there was no one in the building, I mean, I couldn’t even get in.” But on a second visit he saw people entering the building, he said. “I was quite surprised,” said Luksun, adding his department then made a call and found out the building was still occupied. “But the building is in extremely poor condition.” The history of the property and the proximity of the school were two of the main issues brought up at the public hearing. As a result of the public hearing, Burnaby council has asked staff to come up with a report on the effect increased traffic could have on the elementary school, Luksun said. The city did take the school’s loca-

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tion into consideration, according to an earlier report prepared by Luksun for council, prior to the hearing. The development would provide an extension of Beresford Street as a statutory right-of-way to connect with the school, providing limited circulation and access for the benefit of the school, the report added. Burnaby council will consider the rezoning for the development once the report is prepared and presented to council, Luksun said. Mayor Derek Corrigan said the city might look at different options for handling traffic issues in the area. “We want to assess exactly what the overall traffic strategy is,” he said, adding it is important to plan for future development in the area. Part of the problem is that traffic near schools is only busy for an hour or so a day. “It’s a tough one to work around,” Corrigan said. Kids walking to school would help avoid that issue, he added, as well as drop-off areas a little farther away. As far as maintaining affordable housing in the area goes, Corrigan said, it is a challenge without funding and support from the provincial and federal governments. The city wants to find developers interested in creating rental properties, but that is also difficult, he said. The city runs affordable rental housing units itself, he pointed out, and may use density bonus funds to buy some land for housing in the future. www.twitter.com/janayafe

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A12 • Friday, October 21, 2011 • Burnaby NOW

Charlie marks 40 years of making chocolate Janaya Fuller-Evans staff reporter

He’s got a golden ticket, and he plans to hold on to it. Charlie Sigvardsen has owned Charlie’s Chocolate Factory in Burnaby for 40 years and says he has no plans to retire. “So long as I’m able to contribute, use my expertise, and come in and have fun, I’ll continue to do it,” Sigvardsen says. The local chocolatier is celebrating the company’s 40th anniversary with his full staff on Saturday, Oct. 22. The shop at 3746 Canada Way will have various deals on and will demonstrate candy making, with Sigvardsen on hand to answer questions about the business.

Customers will also get a chance to see the store’s famous chocolate river, which was recently replaced with a new one by son Blair while Sigvardsen was on vacation. The company is still very much a family business, Sigvardsen says. His son Colin does much of the business management while Blair makes chocolate moulds at the Port Coquitlam location. His granddaughter Ellen also works for the company, helping in the office. Sigvardsen combines his oldfashioned sensibilities – he won’t put a location in at a mall because he doesn’t want his stores open on Sundays – with a love for the business and the understanding that innovation moves it forward. “If the business hadn’t changed,

I wouldn’t still be here,” he says of his industry. Ten years ago, Sigvardsen bought his moulds from the J. S. Chocolate Mold Company. When the owner was away on vacation, Sigvardsen bought a mould from another company but was dissatisfied with the quality. So when Jim Smith decided to retire, Sigvardsen bought his company, to ensure he could continue making quality chocolate. Forthepast30years,Sigvardsen has bought Callebaut chocolate out of Belgium, and he buys it in very large quantities. He estimates the company buys three to four containers of chocolate per year, with each container holding 30,000 to 40,000 pounds of chocolate.

Quality, service and price are the most important elements of a successful business, he says. Charlie conducts educational tours for everyone from Grade 1 students to seniors’ groups, Sigvardsen says, to teach people about the business. “Sometimes the kids say, ‘Charlie’s here, but he’s gotten really old,’” he says, laughing, explaining that students confuse him with the character in Roald Dahl’s book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Sigvardsen chose the name when he opened a store in Gastown, and wanted to go with The Chocolate Factory, as The Spaghetti Factory was nearby. But the business registry said it was too vague, so Sigvardsen went

with Charlie’s Chocolate Factory after a co-worker suggested it. The co-worker’s child was reading the book at school. Sigvardsen’s family and staff threw him a surprise party on Wednesday, Oct. 19, to celebrate his 40 years in business. There was a variety of people in attendance, from fellow chocolatiers to politicians. He had just returned from a two-week vacation in Kenya with his wife, Joan, he says, and was completely surprised. Sigvardsen travels about twice a year, enjoying the time away primarily because it allows him to come back to his life’s passion – his chocolate factory. “I enjoy getting away, but I enjoy coming back and having fun, too,” Sigvardsen says.

Engineers Without Borders holds Burnaby campaign Are Canada’s foreign aid investments achieving their maximum impact? That’s the $5-billion question Engineers Without Borders is asking the federal government. The Burnaby chapter of the non-profit group is launching a campaign for aid transparency at Simon Fraser University on Friday, Oct. 21, with a street-level outreach event designed to engage Canadians and generate support for greater transparency in Canadian aid. It’s part of a larger, national campaign for aid transparency, designed to draw public attention to the impact of Canada’s

$5 billion in annual aid spending. Engineers Without Borders is calling for the Canadian government to join a growing group of leading nations by signing on to the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI). “Signing on to IATI is a win-win for Canadians and for developing countries – it’s just common sense,” said James Haga, director of advocacy at Engineers Without Borders. “Not only will this initiative enable Canadians and partner country citizens to see and scrutinize the impact of Canada’s aid investments, but it will

also save taxpayers money and cut down on bureaucracy. In fact, just by adopting the IATI standard, participating countries will collectively improve the effectiveness of global aid by an estimated $1.6 billion per year.” The international agreement ensures participating countries publish their aid funding using a standard format. This will allow anyone to see how aid is distributed and spent. “Transparency gives ordinary citizens the information they need to hold leaders accountable and demand improvement

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Globetrotter: Burnaby resident Helen Tomei says that more people are coming to her Sacred Earth travel company due to a growing increase in the interest of ancient cultures and spiritual growth.

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Local travel business sees a boom in interest in Mayan culture Janaya Fuller-Evans staff reporter

While survivalists anticipating the world’s end build bunkers in preparation for December 2012, a Burnaby-based tour company has chosen a different way to mark the well-known time period in the Mayan calendar. Sacred Earth Journeys has arranged a series of tours around the Mayan culture. This year’s tour – which runs from Nov. 30 to Dec. 9 – has proven quite popular, selling out by September, according to the company’s owner, Helen Tomei. Dec. 21 2012 is perceived by some to be the end of the Mayan calendar, which has led to predictions ranging from doomsday prophecies to a new age of

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enlightenment. The end of 2012 “It’s focusing around the is the end of a particular time Mayan knowledge and wisdom period in the Mayan’s long count and what it can teach us,” she calendar. says. While Sacred Earth Journeys “These journeys are for serihas been conducting its Maya ous students who wish to evolve Sacred Path tours a deeper awareness in southern Mexico of the true Mayan “They’re really look- teachings and thus, and Guatemala since 2005, this is ing for an opportu- evolve themselves the first year it sold through a spirinity to connect with tual out, Tomei says. awakening of the ancient wisdom, cosmic conscious“I think, because of the Mayan calness,” the Sacred the traditions that endar ending in Earth Journeys have been there for website states. “As 2012, and because we’ve been running thousands of years. the Mayan calendar it now for seven draws to a close, it years, we have a lot is important for us HELEN TOMEI Travel business owner of repeat clients,” to reconnect and she says. “It’s built return to source, up a reputation, and people are the place where it all began.” interested.” Tomei’s Burnaby-based travThis year will be a little dif- el company has been arranging ferent, with the tour going to spiritual tours since 2004, and Guatemala, Tomei explains, was featured in the Burnaby NOW as well as sacred places in after winning the Inspiration 2004 Honduras. Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

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“Sacred Earth Journeys offers opportunities for personal growth, for people to explore different cultures and sacred sites, and benefit from that,” she says of the company. Tomei discovered her passion for travel at the age of 12, when her father took her to Peru. The company recently organized a retreat in Peru, the Sacred Ayahuasca Retreat, and has other retreats and tours coming up this fall, such as a yoga retreat in Tahiti. Other destinations include India, Greece and Thailand The company’s sales have pretty much doubled since 2004, she says. “We have people coming from all over,” Tomei says, adding that while most clients are Canadian, she also has clients from all over the world. She also handles booking tours for private groups, she says, and handles registration for a

Vancouver Island yoga retreat company, Milagro Retreats. Tomei would like to continue to deepen the journeys the company offers, and collaborate with more leaders in the areas where Sacred Journeys travels, she says. “People are really looking for a deeper meaning to their travel experience,” Tomei says. “There’s really a trend towards people not just necessarily wanting to go and sit on the beach for a week and sip martinis. They’re really looking for an opportunity to connect with the ancient wisdom, the traditions that have been there for thousands of years in a lot of these places.” For more on Sacred Earth Journeys, go to www.sacred earthjourneys.ca. Burnaby small businesses such as Sacred Earth Journeys are being profiled in the NOW for Small Business Week in B.C., which takes place between Oct. 16 and 22.

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Holidays: good news, bad news for retailers SHOP TALK

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“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times” is the opening line of Charles Dickens’s novel about the French Revolution, A Tale of Two Cities. The great novelist might well have been writing about retail sales forecasts for the upcoming Christmas season. Stores have been fighting for the shoppers’ dollar all year. The challenging economy, cross-border shopping, increasing competition from foreign chains, the Internet – all have made life difficult for local retailers, who have been creative in their efforts to stay afloat. And it isn’t going to get any easier as the busy Christmas season approaches. Most retail pundits are predicting Christmas spending will be similar to last year – in other words, the pie will stay about the same size. But they also expect the pie to be split somewhat differently from last year, with those stores that have been successful all year continuing to get a bigger slice. These winners, who seem to be in the midst of “the best of times”, range from luxury high-end outlets like the amazinglysuccessful Apple store, to

lower-end price-conscious There’s no doubt it is ones like WalMart. tough for many retailers. The downside, of How can small to mid-size course, is that the strugstores compete with the gling stores will get less of giants who have enormous the pie. Those retailers that buying power and the have been in difficulties efficiencies of scale? Some all year are keeping their of them can’t. But in order fingers crossed and are to have a chance, they hoping, like Mr. Micawber need to focus on what has in another Dickens claschanged in the marketsic, David Copperfield, that place. “something will turn up” For example, I see a in time for Christmas. It healthy future for the might be a forlorn hope small boutique type of for some, because at least store that offers great serhalf a dozen householdvice, has knowledgeable name stores that you see staff, and carries specialty in many shopproducts that ping centres “In a retail envi- people want. are operating Successful ronment that’s under bankretailers today getting tougher ruptcy protecmust also tion. by the day, only understand For them and make those stores that use of social it looks like “the worst pay close atten- media – espeof times”. if their tion to what their cially Many of these customers are stores have customers want younger – and been around use Facebook, will survive.” for years, and Twitter and were successsimilar sites to DOUG MacDOUGALL ful in the past. complement Columnist But times are a great web different now page. – especially in the everAnd there are encourevolving fast-moving retail aging signs. New stores industry where public are opening in just about tastes are fickle – and all every shopping centre too often unsuccessful (more than half a dozen retailers simply haven’t new retailers, some of caught up with the times, them new to Canada, have and are still relying on opened at Metropolis what worked in the past alone this fall) and that is instead of trying somealways exciting for custhing new. tomers. The same is true But if they’ve seen elsewhere. At Guildford, for example, an expanded fewer customers come WalMart is opening through their doors in shortly, and will soon be spring, summer and fall, followed by a $280 million why should winter be any renovation. WalMart is different? Expect to see some disappear in the new also in the midst of a huge expansion at Lougheed year.

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The basics ■ Location: Burnaby North at 7265 Union St. ■ Style: Two-storey plus finished basement, single-family home with seven bedrooms, three bathrooms and a total of 3,847 square feet. ■ Listed: Unspecified date for $1,148,000 ■ Sold: Aug. 26 for $1,100,000 ■ B.C. Assessment: $840,100 (2011) Agents Listing agent: Brian Vidas, Sutton Centre Realty Buyers’ agent: Unidentified The highlights There’s room for the whole family and then some in this

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Cultivating garden business in Burnaby When Gary Robins needed a job, he created his own Janaya Fuller-Evans

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It wasn’t a green thumb or a passion for plants that convinced Gary Robins to start his own gardening business. He was in need of a job. “My passion was being in business for myself and building a successful company,” Robins says in an interview on his back patio, which is surrounded by pots of brightly coloured flowers. “I kind of fell into it,” he says of gardening. “I didn’t go into this business to get rich. I went into this business because I was unemployed.” Robins, a former police officer from Toronto, also has a background in business and marketing. When he came to B.C. in the late ‘90s, he couldn’t find work in his field so he studied to be a computer service/network technician at CDI College. Within six months of finding a job as a technician, he knew it wasn’t for him, Robins says. A radio ad for a gardening franchise led him to consider starting a gardening company as an option, he says “It just fit the bill about gener-

ating an income,” he says, adding, “that was something I could do.” “If my father could flip hamburgers, owning a Harvey’s restaurant back in Montreal,” Robins adds, “mowing lawns is not something I should turn my nose up at.” Robins started his company, A Gardener and A Gentleman, in 1997 as a one-man operation. While he has since hired on employees for his mowing, gardening and tree crews, it is still one man behind the business, he says. “Most people out there think we’re huge because they see our trucks and trailers everywhere. That’s because we’re busy,” he says. “But in reality, it’s basically me.” Robins has between two and eight employees, depending on the season and the workload, which allows him to focus more on the business side of things. He serves five cities – Burnaby, New Westminster, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody. The company averages about 15 lawns a day, Robins says. He has an A rating with the B.C. Better Business Bureau and has been an accredited member since 2001. His business is also listed in Shell Busey’s HouseSmart Referral Network. “What sets my company apart from everyone else is that we’re reputable,” he says.

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Robins sets his prices by considering what he’d be willing to pay. He’d like to expand the company but is realistic about how far it can go. Robins wants to continue managing it on his own, but limit his work on the physical side.

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Burnaby NOW • Friday, October 21, 2011 • A19

Diacarbon a double winner Janaya Fuller-Evans

Burnaby agricultural research company Diacarbon Energy Inc. won the B.C. Bioenergy network prize at the British Columbia Innovation Council’s New Ventures Competition. The company was awarded $20,000 for the win, and also tied in the competition for second prize in the Shildroth Agritech Innovation category, winning another $10,000. The awards ceremony took place Sept. 15 in Vancouver. “I think it was a huge honour to win two prizes,” said Jerry Ericsson, Diacarbon’s president and co-founder, in a phone interview. “We’re very excited.” Diacarbon shared the Shildroth Agritech Innovation award with KOK Technologies. BCIC-New Ventures is one of North America’s biggest technology business idea competitions. Diacarbon was the only Burnaby company in the top 25. The company builds machines to convert biomass into carbon-neutral fuel or biochar soil conditioners, according to Ericsson, who has worked in biological agricultural research for the past eight years. Biochar is charcoal created by decomposing biomass, which is organic material from living and dead plants and animals. The biomass waste (such as manure) or raw biomass (such as wood fibre) is converted into three fuel types: liquid bio oil, solid biochar and synthesis gas (a mix of combustible

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gases). Diacarbon started as a research company to investigate the effects of biochar in the soil in 2009. The company initially entered the Commercialization of Agricultural Technology Competition, also hosted by the B.C. Innovation Council, and won a $10,000 voucher to prepare a business plan, according to the company’s website. In April, Diacarbon was awarded $37,000 from the British Columbia Institute of Technology’s commercialization fund, part of the school’s commercialization assistance program. The company will use the $30,000 winnings from the New Ventures

Competition as working capital, according to Ericsson, who also said they will be attending more trade shows and conferences. “We plan to establish ourselves more in the biofuel community,” he added. Ericsson said he also plans to continue the growth of the company, as he believes there’s a good market for small- to medium-scale biofuel plants. “We can actually convert this biowaste locally into products that can be used locally,” he explained. “Ours is really a regional solution to small to medium-sized communities and businesses.”

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he Rotary Club of Metrotown Burnaby is looking for some fresh blood to add to its membership. The group helps local causes and organizes campaigns, like the annual Coats for Kids drive. The local club is part of a worldwide philanthropic network, with more than 1.3 million members. The Burnaby Rotarians will hold a membership drive lunch on Wednesday, Oct. 26 at noon at the Holiday Inn Express Burnaby Metrotown, at 4405 Central Blvd. At the event, they also plan to present an award to Elliott Grieve, retired associate superintendent with the Burnaby school district. RSVP by calling Antonia Beck at 604-613-4045 or email abeck@sbnh.ca.

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Green Team had a fantastic turnout for the Oct. 15 meet-up in Burnaby’s Central Park – 50 volunteers showed up to pull out invasive species that choke native plants. That’s the largest turnout yet, according to club founder Lyda Salatian. Volunteers gathered to remove holly, ivy and scotch broom, and the city provided equipment and gloves. Other Green Team activities include restoring shoreline habitat, maintaining trails or cleaning parks and beaches. To see photos from the event, or to join the Meetup group, go to www.meetup.com/TheLower-Mainland-GreenTeam.

Help for helpers

Caring for an elderly loved one or family member can be complicated, draining and stressful – that’s why the Burnaby Family Caregivers Project is hosting a free speakers series to help those who help others. The first talk is this Saturday, Oct. 22, from 2:30 to 4:15 p.m. The subject is how seniors can tap into home equity to

cover the costs of aging at home, instead of in a care facility. On Sunday, from 1:45 to 3:45 p.m., Burnaby lawyer Stephen Miller will talk about legal issues (representation agreements and powers of attorney) for family caregivers and seniors. Both sessions are at the Tommy Douglas library branch (7311 Kingsway). On the following Thursday, Oct. 27, Dorothy Leclair of the Alzheimer Society of B.C. will speak on caring for someone with dementia. That talk takes place at the Cameron library branch, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. To register, call 604-241-0485. There are more events until late November. Visit www.bsoss.org for a full listings.

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Pageant musical on stage again

If you missed Awkward Stage Productions’ successful run of Smile: The Musical at Vancouver Fringe, never fear: you have another chance to catch it. Smile takes to the stage at the Norman Rothstein Theatre in Vancouver from Oct. 26 to 30. The production, which was profiled in the Burnaby NOW in September, is a Broadway musical about a teenage beauty pageant, written by Marvin Hamlisch and Howard Ashman. Awkward Stage Productions is a not-forprofit society with a mission to offer performance opportunities to youth. The company doublecasts its musicals, with one junior cast and one senior cast, and the two casts have an opportunity to work together and learn from each other. The junior cast includes two Burnaby teens, Brittany Gee-Moore and Julia Di Spirito, while Burnaby’s Ashley Siddals is in the senior cast. Norman Rothstein Theatre is at 950 West 41st Ave., at the Jewish Community Centre.

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Burnaby NOW • Friday, October 21, 2011 • A25

EVENTS

What’s happening in Burnaby this weekend? 3 W 2

e’re continuing with our popular feature – our staff’s Top 5 (Or More) Things To Do This Weekend. It runs regularly in our Friday editions. This week, we have some outdoor family fun, a singing diva, good eating at the casino, bottle collecting and a flea market. Get outdoors for Critter Capers: The case of the monster from the marsh at Burnaby Lake Regional Park on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 1 to 4 p.m. This free family event asks families to use their detective skills discover if there’s a monster living at Burnaby Lake. This event is ideal for children six and older. Anyone interested is asked to meet at the Burnaby Lake Nature House at the

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Get eating and rocking at end of Piper Avenue, just off the Grand Villa Casino, as of Winston Street. the Young Executives play Get captivated by Sharron on both Friday and Saturday Matthews, the one part night at the Scala Lounge. stand-up, one part chanIf eating is your thing, then teuse downtown diva at the the casino’s Saturday and Studio Theatre at the Shadbolt Sunday Scrumptious Brunch, Centre. running from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Matthews combines her each day, is only $11.49 for powerful voice and comedic each person. wit to create pop medleys, The casino is located at 4331 sing-alongs and song-o-logues Dominion St. that will have the audience (or more) For more information, call roaring with laughter. The Things to do 604-436-2211 or go to www. show goes at 8 p.m. on both Oct. 21 and 22. this weekend grandvillacasino.com. Get bottle collecting on For more information Sunday, Oct. 23 for a bottle and tickets, call 604-205-3000 or see the drive organized by the Small Animal Shadbolt Centre’s website at www.shad Rescue Society of B.C. Running from boltcentre.com.

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noon to 3 p.m. at 6893 E. Hastings St., 100 per cent of the money raised goes toward caring for animals. Items collected include returnable bottles and cans, loose change and Canadian Tire money. Get hunting for bargains on Saturday, Oct. 22 for a flea market, running from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Confederation Seniors’ Centre, 4585 Albert St. This free admission event features more than 55 tables of pre-loved items to choose from. Email your Top 5 ideas to calendar@ burnabynow.com or alau@burnabynow.com. You can also check out our full arts and events calendar listings on our website’s homepage at www.burnabynow.com. – compiled by staff reporter Alfie Lau

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22 Flea market, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Confederation Seniors’ Centre, 4585 Albert St. More than 55 tables of pre-loved items, free admission. Critter Capers: The case of the monster from the marsh, 1 to 4 p.m. at Burnaby Lake Regional Park. This free family event is a Halloweenthemed mystery for kids aged six and older. Meet at the Burnaby Lake Nature House on Piper Avenue, off Winston Street. Allow one hour.

relaxation at Bonsor Seniors Centre, 6550 Bonsor Ave. 9:30 to 11:15 a.m. Info; 604439-1456.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26 Citizenship classes, 2 to 5 p.m. at the main branch of the Burnaby Public Library, 6100 Willingdon Ave. Edmonds Friendship and Memory Tree celebration, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. RSVP to Edmonds Community Centre at 604-525-1671 or email lucas.bjerke@burnaby.ca.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27

Bottle Drive, organized by the Small Animal Rescue Society of B.C. Noon to 3 p.m. at 6893 Hastings St. 100 per cent of money raised goes toward caring for animals. Items collected include returnable bottles and cans, loose change and Canadian Tire money.

Burnaby Business Women – One-to-One, meets at the ABC Country Restaurant, 6500 Hastings St., 6 p.m. doors open, 6:30 dinner, 7:15 speaker with craft and closing thought. Cost: $21 for members, $24 for non-members, includes dinner and speaker. Annual dues $40. Pay at the door. Info: Sharon Ladret 604-434-7221 or sharon@ donndean.com.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 24 Community multi-faith memorial service, presents by the Burnaby Hospice Society and Deer Lake United Church, at 5135 Sperling Ave., offering opportunities for both public grief and private reflection for those who have suffered a recent or past loss. Info: 604-520-5087 or info@burnabyhospice.org.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25 Citizenship Classes, 2 to 5 p.m. at the main branch of the Burnaby Public Library, 6100 Willingdon Ave. Drop-in blood pressure, weight monitoring, health info, massage, socializing and

meeting in the program room at the Confederation Centre, 4548 Albert St., 1:30 to 3 p.m. Info: Ron Wells at 604-9455024. Burnaby Rhododendron and Gardens Society meeting, 7 p.m. at the Burnaby Village Museum discovery room on the second floor. Topic is Winter Vegetables with Carol McIntyre of West Coast Seeds.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3 Thrift shop sale at the South Burnaby United Church, corner of Rumble and Grey. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Event has clothing, housewares, books, toys and more for sale. Donations welcome. Drop-in blood pressure, weight monitoring, health info, massage, socializing and relaxation at Edmonds Community Centre, 7282 Kingsway, 10 to 11:45 a.m. Info: 604-524-9060.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4

Drop-in blood pressure, weight monitoring, health info, massage, socializing and relaxation at Edmonds Community Centre, 7282 Kingsway, 10 to 11:45 a.m. Info: 604-524-9060.

South Burnaby United Church charity sale, 4 to 8 p.m. For more info, contact Eroca McCready at 604-5201227.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 31

Take Off Pounds Sensibly rally, On the Road Again with TOPS, 1 to 4 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express at Metrotown, 4405 Central Blvd. Cost is $7, deadline is Oct. 21. Info: Mary Rossi at 604-299-4149 or email maryrossi@shaw.ca.

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Drop-in blood pressure, weight monitoring, health info, massage, socializing and relaxation at Bonsor Seniors Centre, 6550 Bonsor Ave. 9:30 to 11:15 a.m. Info; 604439-1456.

ZONING BYLAW AMENDMENTS PUBLIC HEARING The Council of the City of Burnaby hereby gives notice that it will hold a Public Hearing TUESDAY, 2011 OCTOBER 25 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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eople who love using garlic in recipes but are shocked at its cost in winter need to know that growing their own cloves is very doable, even in small space. Where flower gardens are the only option, a few plants of garlic fit right in because they deter aphids from infesting neighbouring plants. As well, garlic is completely hardy, slug-resistant, and needs almost no watering because it makes the most of its growth during our nine-month wet season. What it does demand is sun and welldrained rich soil. Raised beds amended with compost or composted manure are a perfect garlic-growing environment.

October is the ideal month to plant this crop and bulb clusters will soon be available in local garden centres. Another useful source is farmers markets where varieties are grown close to home. If you buy garlic from food stores to use as sets you should be cautious. Some garlic bulb clusters may be treated with sprout inhibitors. Also stores may sell varieties from warm climates which are far less hardy than local garlic. There are three main kinds. The largest cloves come from hard-neck types such as Persian Star, Music or Red Russian. These throw up a stiff, bulbil-producing stalk. Soft-neck types such as Greek White or Chinese, have smaller, extremely long-keeping cloves and braidable stalks. Then there’s serpent garlic, which has long stems that curl in circles at the top. Sometimes this is called Rocambole. Sometimes first-time gardeners are unsure how to plant garlic. They

should break the bulb clusters apart and plant individual cloves with the pointed end up two or three inches deep. Mulching with leaves or perhaps grass clippings keeps the soil moist and deters weeds. Because garlic needs to grow from October to about August, it doesn’t fit well into succession plantings. Also the garlic bed should be rotated. This means the old garlic area should have no garlic, shallot or onion crops in it for three years. This is hard to do in small space. An alternative is digging out the top layer of old soil and replacing with compost. The old soil could go into summer planter pots, fill low places in lawns or help raise a flower bed. About June, garlic develops scapes. These look like flower buds with long points and they should be removed immediately while still very young. They are delicious sliced-up in stir-fries. If you leave them alone, your

garlic cloves will be smaller. The long stems can be left to continue photosynthesis. In July when weather usually becomes very dry the garlic bed can be left unwatered so that the plants die down naturally. Leaves and stems go yellow, then brown and after a few weeks keel over. At this point, it’s time to dig up the cloves. Depending on the weather, these may be cured for a week in sun with a cover put over at night, or just dried inside if weather is showery. Soft-neck kinds can then be braided (adding some string if the leaves are weak). Hard-neck kinds are impossible to braid. The stems with cloves attached should be tied together and hung in a dry, cool spot to be eaten as needed. Save the biggest cloves of your favourite kinds for planting next year. Anne Marrison is happy to answer garden questions. Send them to her by email, amarrison@shaw.ca.

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f you’re getting bored with your morning jog and want to try something new with your exercise routine, interval training is a great way to implement an effective cardiovascular and strengthening workout. In 30 minutes you’ll not only get your heart rate up, you’ll see far more benefits than if you spent a half hour on a brisk walk through your neighbourhood. Interval training can improve fitness, health, speed and stamina – even for beginners. Best of all, it burns more fat than straight cardiovascular exercise and really works to improve your metabolism. Interval training is a form of exercise that alternates between periods of very high, intense activity or “sprint intervals,” and periods of low activity, or “rest intervals.” However, you don’t actually get to rest during the low intensity periods – that’s when you work on your strengthening exercises. During the sprint intervals, you can spend 30 seconds skipping, stepping up and down into a bench or chairs, or jogging on the spot. When jogging on the spot, you can try bringing your knees up to your chest, bringing your feet to your butt, or alternating between the two. To get the most out of this workout, you want to push yourself so your heart rate is at 60 to 80 per cent of its maximum, so make sure to adjust the intensity of your sprint intervals accordingly. Be sure to use a comfortable but challenging weight to get the most out of the strengthening exercises, and contact your doctor before starting an exercise program. Begin your

workout with a five-minute warmup, then start your first strengthening exercise. ◆ Stationary lunges: Place your feet together with your toes pointed straight ahead and your hands at your sides. Take an exaggerated step forward with your right leg. Bend your right knee slowly, lowering your body close to the floor. Make sure your right knee is directly over the right foot and your back straight. When your left knee is about two inches above the floor, hold for one second then push back up, forcing your body weight through the heel of your forward foot. Repeat 12 times, then switch to your left leg. You should feel this exercise in your gluteus and thigh muscles, not your knees, ankles or back. Repeat this exercise three times throughout your workout. ◆ Dumbbell hamstring deadlifts: Stand upright with a dumbbell in each hand and your feet shoulder width apart. Keeping your back straight, slowly bend forward at the waist and lower the dumbbells down to your knees until you feel a gentle stretch in your hamstrings. Reverse the procedure to return slowly to the starting position, and repeat eight times. You should feel this exercise hamstrings, gluteus and spinal erectors. Repeat this exercise twice throughout your workout. ◆ One-arm dumbbell rows: Hold a dumbbell in your right hand and stand in a bent over position with your feet shoulder width apart, knees slightly bent and back flat. Place your left hand on a flat surface in front of you, such as a low table or bench, for support. Using a rowing motion, squeeze your shoulders together and pull the dumbbell up to your hips, squeezing your middle and upper back muscles. Slowly return to the starting position and repeat 10 times. You should feel this exercise in a variety of back muscles. Repeat this exercise three times throughout your

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Burnaby’s beauty just waiting to be explored City locations featured in new day-tripping book Stefania Seccia staff reporter

Author Jack Christie might know a thing or two about taking a day trip in Metro Vancouver, but he doesn’t know everything – and that’s why he continues to write and research on the ever-expanding cities. In his recent book, 52 Best Day Trips From Vancouver, Christie documented favourite and unknown locations in the Lower Mainland – including Burnaby. “Metro Vancouver is just the most beautiful city,” Christie told the Burnaby NOW in a phone interview. Christie has been a Georgia Straight columnist since 1986, writing about local adventures (Outside). He was the 2004 recipient of the Tourism B.C. Tourism Media Award. He’s the host of TV’s The Rec Report, and he’s published other non-fiction bestsellers such as Best Weekend Getaways from Vancouver and The Whistler Book. “I’m naturally curious,” Christie said. “And I like to tell people about it.” Christie said the 1970s was a busy time for regional parks, as one seemed to come online every year and due to that growth it sparked his column at the Vancouver weekly. Christie also shared some statistics from his book: the Lower Mainland has 19 provincial parks, 18 regional parks, 29 municipal parks, five conservation regional parks, two B.C.

Hydro recreational sites, two federal parks, two B.C. interpretive forests and one country park in Point Roberts, Washington, just south of the border. “There is a wealth of places that’s out there to explore year-round,” he added. “We just have too much of a good thing to fit in. These places are truly outstanding.” Christie said he spends a lot of time in Burnaby, and he’s written about the many places in the city a lot more in the Georgia Straight than he could fit in his book. “There’s just so much,” he explained. “Especially in the Burnaby Heights area. … I love the Barnet Marine Park.” Christie said he especially loves the trail that goes into Burnaby Mountain and he and his wife, Louise Christie, the photographer of his book, attend many events at the local sports centre. “There’s a real convergence again for people who

want to explore locally,” he noted. “I parallel it with the slow-food movement.” Christie said that with the rising shift in people shopping locally for produce, they’re also looking to travel more locally as well. “People are going out more in their local areas and are just exploring it,” he said. “Also because of the rising gas prices.” One area that’s really captivated Christie and his wife’s attention is Deer Lake. “We love Deer Lake,” he said. “The more I discover about Deer Lake, the more impressed I am. … It’s come to rival Stanley Park.” It took about six months of research and preparation for his latest work. The newest feature includes a thorough index in the back where people can look up an activity, see what pages it corresponds with, and find out almost immediately what the closest spot is, for example,

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The great outdoors: Author Jack Christie features locations from Burnaby in his new book, 52 Best Day Trips from Vancouver. Christie is fond of many of Burnaby’s outdoor features, including Burnaby Mountain and Deer Lake.

for dog walking or wind surfing. “I’m excited about the new edition,” Christie said. “People don’t want to have to research a lot, and

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Green luxury: Lincoln’s new MKZ Hybrid combines environmental sensibility and luxurious driving.

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handles, fog lamp bezels, mouldings, mirrors and exhaust tips, but it’s certainly not garish. My test MKZ came with a 17-inch chrome wheel option package ($1,100) that looked very sharp, enhancing the overall appearance.

The inside

The dark grey (Bridge of Weir) leather upholstery was trimmed with brown piping. A little different, but my wife (whom I rely on in such matters) thought it was both “bold and stylish.” The front seats also came with a built-in heating and cooling feature for both the seatback and cushion. And something I’ve absolutely no hesitation endorsing is the optional ($1,000) THX audio system, a 14-speaker surround sound system that was, in a word, awesome! On the other hand, the hybrid’s trunk is on the small side. The tilt/telescopic steering wheel’s manual adjustments also seemed out of place in a luxury class vehicle. Power adjustments would be more in line with buyer expectations. On a positive note, the 110-volt outlet in the rear of the centre console is a great feature, and those wood trim pieces that decorate the cabin … yes, they are real wood.

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In addition to the standard six airbags in the gas engine MKZ, the hybrid edition comes with an extra airbag for the driver’s knees. Another unique safety feature is a crash alert system that activates the hazard warning lights and sounds the horn if an airbag is deployed or a seatbelt pretensioner is activated. Split-view side mirrors that provide additional “blind spot” viewing coverage are a new standard feature. My test car came with the optional electronic “blind spot” warning system.

The drive

The white and chrome Lincoln looked completely at home in the Okanagan. Getting there from the coast involves

scaling the formidable high-altitude (1,244m/4,147ft.) Coquihalla Highway. Not a problem for this hybrid, the MKZ handled the seemingly endless climb to the summit with surprising verve. While fuel economy took a beating getting to the summit, slipping the shift lever into “L” uncovered another hybrid virtue: regenerative brake. The equally steep descent can chew up and overheat brakes, as many have discovered. The “L” position’s full regenerative brake (i.e. full battery charge/no fuel use) was enough to maintain a controlled downhill speed with only occasional brake pedal applications. Lower maintenance cost is another benefit to hybrid ownership. I drove at my usual level of gusto, without making a conscious effort to conserve fuel. Impressively, fuel economy still averaged just under 7.0 L/100 km (about 41 mpg). While touring around the Kelowna district, its instant fuel usage readout was significantly better, typically well under 6.0L/100 km (close to 50 m.p.g.). I had travelled almost 750 km before my first stop for fuel and reckon there was still another 200 km (of driving) in the tank to completely empty. Hybrid fuel savings are far more dramatic in an urban setting, where it uses the electric motor more. The MKZ Hybrid takes it a step further and will startup (which can be completely silent) and run for an extended distance, purely on electrical power. The gas engine only kicks in if you need extra power. Visuals on the instrument panel also try to coax you into driving in an ecofriendly fashion. According to Lincoln, by the time a typical driver earns all five of those (digital) flowers, he or she has saved almost 1,900 litres of gasoline and two tons of CO2.

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*Lease 48 months, $5,000 down payment, 12,000km/yr, COD $9,672. Total payment $23,459. 1.9% APR Rate w/ BMW Financial Services only on approved credit. Total Cash Price $37,350. $2,195 Freight + PDI, $300 Documentation Fee, Applicable Fees & Taxes Extra. 5,382Km, Stk# A1788

528i Sedan

$559/mo*

*Lease 48 months, $5,000 down payment, 12,000km/yr, COD $10,186. Total payment $34,787. 3.9% APR Rate w/ BMW Financial Services only on approved credit. Total Cash Price $52,500. $2,195 Freight + PDI, $300 Documentation Fee, Applicable Fees & Taxes Extra. 3,016Km, Stk# A2294

535i xDrive Gran Turismo $857/mo*

3.9% 48mos

$87,300

$78,300

7

3.9% 39mos

$126,845 $96,845

2

3.9% 48mos

$73,250

$66,750

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3.5% 39mos

$108,150 $96,973

1

5.9% 39mos

$107,750

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*Lease 48 months, $5,000 down payment, 12,000km/yr, COD $10,870. Total payment $49,091. 3.9% APR Rate w/ BMW Financial Services only on approved credit. Total Cash Price $78,300. $2,195 Freight + PDI, $300 Documentation Fee, Applicable Fees & Taxes Extra. 3,845Km, Stk# A2171

750Li xDrive

$1,087/mo*

*Lease 39 months, $10,000 down payment, 12,000km/yr, COD $16,977. Total payment $55,348. 3.9% APR Rate w/ BMW Financial Services only on approved credit. Total Cash Price $96,845. $2,195 Freight + PDI, $300 Documentation Fee, Applicable Fees & Taxes Extra. 3,508Km, Stk# A1269

X5 xDrive35d $795/mo*

*Lease 48 months, $5,000 down payment, 12,000km/yr, COD $10,700. Total payment $46,115. 3.9% APR Rate w/ BMW Financial Services only on approved credit. Total Cash Price $66,750. $2,195 Freight + PDI, $300 Documentation Fee, Applicable Fees & Taxes Extra. 3,827Km, Stk# A2362

ActiveHybrid X6 $1,352/mo*

*Lease 39 months, $10,000 down payment, 12,000km/yr, COD $17,574. Total payment $65,683. 3.5% APR Rate w/ BMW Financial Services only on approved credit. Total Cash Price $96,973 $2,195 Freight + PDI, $300 Documentation Fee, Applicable Fees & Taxes Extra. 7,000Km, Stk# A1866

X6M

$1,324/mo*

$99,768

*Lease 39 months, $10,000 down payment, 12,000km/yr, COD $20,629. Total payment $67,391. 5.9% APR Rate w/ BMW Financial Services only on approved credit. Total Cash Price $99,768. $2,195 Freight + PDI, $300 Documentation Fee, Applicable Fees & Taxes Extra. 3,128Km, Stk# A1779

2012 BMW 650i Cabriolet $1,159/mo*

2.9% 39mos

$120,499 $103,499

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*Lease 39 months, $10,000 down payment, 12,000km/yr, COD $17,164. Total payment $58,156. 2.9% APR Rate w/ BMW Financial Services only on approved credit. Total Cash Price $103,499 $2,195 Freight + PDI, $300 Documentation Fee, Applicable Fees & Taxes Extra. 5,500Km, Stk# C0202

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Burnaby NOW • Friday, October 21, 2011 • A37

AND

WHEELS Deals

Cheap may have a catch

CLICK & CLACK TALK CARS Ray & Tom Magliozzi

Dear Tom and Ray: I do not have an air conditioner. I have a 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt, base model XFE. My boss bought it for me because he couldn’t pass up a $6,000 brand-new car. So now I am driving hell on wheels … literally. It would be one thing if I lived in Alaska or Siberia. But I’m in the middle of the country, where temperatures were regularly 95 F this past summer. The dealer wants $2,500 to install air conditioning. Are there any cheaper alternatives? – Thomas TOM: Unfortunately, there are no really good alternatives, Thomas. RAY: They had to unload this car for $6,000 because it sat on the lot for almost two years and no one gave

it a sniff. And the only reason your boss bought it is because he knew he wouldn’t have to drive it. TOM: Fortunately, your car is pre-wired and -ducted for air conditioning, even though there’s no air-conditioning equipment in it. All cars come that way now. And $2,500 is about the right price for installation. RAY: So this is a classic case of the axiom “It’s the stingy man who spends the most.” Your boss bought the XFE model: the Excessively Frugal Edition. He thought he’d save money, but now it’s going to cost him. TOM: How’s it going to cost him? Well, he can bite the bullet and have air conditioning installed in this car. That’ll cost him 2,500 bucks. That’s what we’d recommend. But if he’s unwilling to do that, there are alternatives. RAY: He can hire a new junior partner for you. Then, the new guy will be the low man on the totem pole, and he’ll have to

drive around in this oven. Then the boss will have to get you a new car with AC. So that plan will cost him $50,000 in salary and benefits, plus another $12,000 for a cheap new car. TOM: Alternatively, he can hire two cheaper, lower-level assistants for you. Those assistants will drive around with you in the existing car. One of them will spray you with cool mist while the other waves a palm frond. Figure $25,000 each for those guys, plus the fronds. RAY: Or he can pay for your fill-in workers, when you start calling in sick every time the forecast calls for temperatures of 85 degrees or higher. TOM: One way or the other, you should reason with him, Thomas, and ask him to rectify this situation. Remind him that he’s still getting a great deal. Even with the AC, he’s getting a new car for $8,500. Got a question about cars? Email Click and Clack by visiting www.cartalk.com.

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INDEX Community Notices ....................................1000 Announcements ...............................................1119 Employment..........................................................1200 Education .................................................................1400 Special Occasions...........................................1600 Marketplace ..........................................................2000 Children ......................................................................3000 Pets & Livestock ...............................................3500 Health............................................................................4000 Travel & Recreation ......................................4500 Business & Finance .......................................5000 Legals ............................................................................5500 Real Estate ..............................................................6000 Rentals .........................................................................6500 Personals ...................................................................7000 Service Directory .............................................8000 Transportation ....................................................9000

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Lost & Found

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TRUTH IN ''EMPLOYMENT'' ADVERTISING Postmedia Community Publishing makes every effort to ensure you are responding to a reputable and legitimate job opportunity. If you suspect that an ad to which you have responded is misleading, here are some hints to remember. Legitimate employers do not ask for money as part of the application process; do not send money; do not give any credit card information; or call a 900 number in order to respond to an employment ad. Job opportunity ads are salary based and do not require an investment. If you have responded to an ad which you believe to be misleading please call the Better Business Bureau at 604-682-2711, Monday to Friday, 9am - 3pm or email inquiries@bbbvan.org and they will investigate.

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Accounting

ACCOUNTING/OFFICE help Vancouver graphic supplier seeks an experienced full cycle accountant. Must be organized,communicate well & familiar with Accpac. Cover letter & resume: Email to marieke@willox.com

1232

Drivers

Abbotsford based long haul trucking co. is looking for experiencedClass 1 drivers for flat bed to run US & Canada. Drivers must have passport and be able to cross border. Fax 604-870-8869 or Email allcan@shaw.ca

OWNER OPERATORS

Needed immediately for local transport company, for Lower Mainland deliveries. Should be fluent in English. Minimum of 1 year experience is required.

1240

General Employment

BUTLER SURVEY Equip. hiring Technical Sales Specialist ( Retail & Wholesale)- $3500 mth/35 hr wk. Compl. high schl & min. 2 yrs of exp. in sales req. Due to clientele, fluency in a 2nd lang. an asset but not mandatory for the position. e-resume: tom@butlersurvey.com PLANET LAZER has F/T Night Manager position avail. Fax resumes to: 604 514-2292 EARN UP TO $28.00/HOUR. Undercover Shoppers needed to judge retail and dining establishments. Experience Not Required. If You Can Shop You Are Qualified! www.MyShopperJobs.com COLLECTION Can Coordinator BC Guide Dog Services seeking reliable person, approx. 8 hrs/week for distribution/pick up of collection cans throughout Lower Mainland. Please visit www.bcguidedog.com to apply.

1240

General Employment

CANADAIN NATIONAL INDUSTRIAL DISTRIBUTOR seeks an intelligent Computer proficient person in the companies Metrotown location head office. For detail contact bq@cdnova.com or 604-430-5612 PRESTIGE GUITARS (Van) seeking FT Manuf. & Guitar Repair Spec. Specialized w/setting bridge radii,fret leveling, re-crowning, bevel. & wiring new guit. from scratch. Own tools req’d. $18/hr. Res- guitars.jobs@yahoo.ca PROVINCIAL HELICOPTERS LTD. Requires Aerial Applicators for our spray division. Successful candidate must have a minimum 1000hrs. and 2 years experience in forestry and agriculture aerial application using Bell 206’s. Please send resumes to: Box 579 Lac du Bonnet, MB R0E 1A0 or E-Mail, john@provincialhelicopters.com Phone 204-345-8332 Looking for experienced

SEWING MACHINE OPERATORS

to join our team in a bright, modern factory in Delta. Excellent working conditions, 7:00 to 3:30, Mon to Fri. Email resume to: dgoldberg@fastlimited.com or fax to: 604-940-3221

Some great kids aged 12 to 18 who need a stable, caring home for a few months. Are you looking for the opportunity to do meaningful, fulfilling work? PLEA Community Services is looking for qualified applicants who can provide care for youth in their home on a full-time basis or on weekends for respite. Training, support and remuneration are provided. Funding is available for modifications to better equip your home. A child at risk is waiting for an open door. Make it yours. Call 604-708-2628 www.plea.ca

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General Employment

SCHOOL DISTRICT NO.71 (COMOX VALLEY) DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS Effective January 1, 2012 Reporting to the Secretary Treasurer (CFO), the Director of Operations is a member of the district management team and is responsible for the smooth operation and maintenance of all school district facilities. Qualified individuals are invited to apply in confidence by submitting a cover letter, chronological resume and the name, phone number/ email address of three professional references through www.makeafuture.ca by 4:00p.m. PST on November 4th, 2011. XSTRATA COPPER currently has openings for Development Miners at our Kidd Mine site in Timmins, Ontario. Please fax your resume to: 1-866-382-2296 or call 312-264-9805 (Chris), Email: christopher.may@personified.com for information.

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Health Care

CLINICAL RESEARCH Position Available At Ophthalmology Office Full-Time or Part-Time at UBC’s Vancouver General Hospital location for Dept of Ophthalmology. Flexible hours. Experience in clinical research in epidemiology and publishing studies preferred. Please send resume to:

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1250

Hotel Restaurant

KFC IS now hiring! Competitive wages. Benefits and training. Must be flexible. Please apply at Metrotown Centre Food Court, with resume or email to: kfcmetrotown@yahoo.ca

THAI Cook Chad Thai Restaurant Exp 5yrs+, $3,000/mth, 40hrs/wk 4010 Hastings St. Burnaby,BC. s.bunmee@hotmail.com

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Sales

Head Office Retail/Wholesale Development Representative The incumbent is responsible for the achievement of all Confectionery category sales and target objectives within Head Office Retail & Wholesale groups. This channel coverage is primarily based in Vancouver with some moderate travel. The position is ideal for a entrepreneurial, high-energy, creative professional who is looking for opportunities to further develop their dynamic sales career with a National Company. All successful candidates should have a University or College degree in a business related discipline. Please forward Resume and Cover Letter to employment—cv @hotmail.com

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Sales

Trades/Technical

OUTSIDE SALES

We are seeking a goal driven individual with sales desire & experience and a diploma or degree in Horticulture, Agriculture, Soil Science or Soil Chemistry. Must have integrity, be reliable, honest, personable, energetic, confident, selfmotivated and a team player. Responsibilities include: identifying prospective customers and their soil and/ or fertilizer requirements, achieving sales goals, visiting existing customers & maintaining relationships, attending industry meetings throughout the year including the CanWest Trade Show in September, identifying new product opportunities & contributing to company newsletter. Position is F/T, permanent, Medical/Dental/ Benefits after probationary period.

HUDSON BAY RailwayCompany(HBR), owns and operates over 800 miles of track through Manitoba to the Hudson Bay, is seeking candidates who have the knowledge and desire to work out of Northern Manitoba. • Superintendent of Track • Track Supervisors(5) Additional details at www.omnitrax.com Send resume to recruiting@omnitrax.com or fax 866-448-9259 Marine Roofing req’s Exp’d Roofers, Flashers & Architectural Sheet Metal Workers, Journeymen & Apprentices, Top wages and Benefits. Call 604-433-1813. OLIZIM DESIGN & Const. hiring F/T Reno.Carpenter to work on Bowen Isl. Sev. yrs of exp. and compl. high school req’d. E-res: amanda@olizim.com

Send resume Attention: Harry to fax: 604-888-4664 Or email:

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Stone Cutter

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S M Marble and Granite, is seeking a full-time stone cutter for its Burnaby Location. Duties are to operate machines to cut and polish stones. Contract position for 2 years. Wage range $20-$22/hr.

Trades/Technical WELDERS

AGI ENVIROTANK in Biggar, Sk. requires experienced welders. Relocation to Biggar required. $30/hr DOE. Company offers a comprehensive benefit package. Forward resume to: info@envirotank.com or fax: 306-948-5263.

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TRAIN WITH BC’S LARGEST AND MOST RESPECTED CAREER TRAINER • PRACTICAL NURSING: With the aging population, Healthcare & Healthcare providers are one of the hottest career opportunities available. Practical Nursing is one of the fastest growing segments in healthcare. Train locally for the skills necessary in this career field. • HEALTHCARE ASSISTANT: Healthcare Assistants are prepared to work in both healthcare facilities and community agencies. HCA’s provide & maintain the health, safety, independence, comfort & well-being of individuals & families. Train locally for the skills necessary in this rewarding career field. • PAYROLL ADMINISTRATOR: Payroll Administrators are specifically concerned with employees pay & benefits. They also prepare & check statements of earnings and provide information to employees on payroll, benefit plans and collective agreement terms. Train locally for the skills necessary in this competitive career field. • EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION : This ECE program will help promote children’s healthy development, maximize quality of life, assist families in their role as primary caregivers & support full participation in community life. Train locally for the skills necessary in this rewarding career field.

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For Sale Miscellaneous

ELECTRONIC TREADMILL, pulse heart monitor, $250; Electronic exercise bike $100; electric stair chair lift assembly req’d, $1200; 4 Ford p/u custom wheels, new tires fit F350 yr. 99 series, 8 stud size LT265/75RIG w/wheel chrome centres & covers, mats etc. $1200; 5th wheel hitch for Ford p/u (fits in box) $400; heavy duty upright drill press, older type new motor runs well $100; all obo. 604-767-4086 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best Price, Best Quality. All Shapes & Colors Available. Call 1-866-652-6837

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Furniture

MOVING SALE - Everything must go! Black leather sofa $250, Dining table & 4 chairs $90, Pantry $50, Shelving units/credenza $65+, Cupboard $100, Orthopedic bed $100, TV $85, Carpet steamer $65, Sound system $100, + much more! Near Metrotown. (604) 431−6792

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Musical Instruments

CB PERCUSSION DRUM KIT, green, $300 obo. Picture avail on req. LIKE NEW! ★ 604-328-6049 rmmbha@telus.net

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Cats

3508

Dogs

BERNESE MOUNTAIN DOG PUPS, P/B, 1st shots, $1250 ea. very friendly. 778-551-1901

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Pet Services

Afternoon & Daycare Classes Available Call 604 522-6116 7772 Graham Ave, Bby Canada Way & Edmonds ( 2nd flr E.Bby United Church)

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BEAUTIFUL GIANT English Mastiff X, female, crate trained, loves children. Min Schnauzer adults, m/f, house & crate trained, full of Love & Devotion. Also 2 Toy Female Snoodles, 2 yrs old, real love bugs. 778-549-4037 IF YOU like the Bernese but not the up keep these pups are for you. Call for more info on these Entlebuchers. Ph 604-795-7662

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Tim Stephens' Astral Reflections Aries March 21 - April 19: A month of mysteries, depths,secrets and hidden forces begins Sunday. Your subconscious will burst to the surface, to heighten both your intuition and your intimate desires. If you’re undisciplined, you could enter an extramarital affair. Don’t confuse love and lust. This month ahead holds a major change and/or opportunity for you, in lifestyle and finances. These will demand commitment; without it, success will dissolve. Tackle chores early Sunday. Crucial relationships fill the work week: be nimble, co-operative. Big success possible Friday. Love, law, learning Saturday. Taurus April 20-May 20: A month of work and drudgeryends;amonthoffreshhorizons,opportunities, new sights and exciting relationships begins. You might relocate; if so, go big and far – and not before Nov. 10. Sunday’s romantic, creative. OK, I lied: some work and drudgery remains, Monday/Tuesday. Tackle it Tuesday for best results. Crucial relationships spark Wednesday/Thursday – all’s good, but temper or domestic tension could interfere Thursday eve to Friday dawn. After this, Friday is packed with success potentials in intimacy, investments, finances, health – Saturday, too, but milder. Gemini May 21-June 20: A month of work, drudgery, some boredom, and caring for dependents starts now (Sunday). Until Nov. 10, these duties can interfere with your wanderlust, or with your need to read, learn and talk. (The wanderlust, et al, is likely to win.) Be home, rest Sunday. Romance lures Monday/ Tuesday, but even Don Juan would have difficulty with this one: go slow. That work begins in earnest Wednesday/Thursday – but successfully, other than a problem driving or communicating (especially late Thursday). New people, new horizons and opportunities excite you Friday/Saturday – chase them!

Cancer June 21-July 22: Sunday starts a month of pleasure, beauty, creativity, romance, self-expression and love for children. You’ll ride a winning streak – a bigger one than usual, as social delights, popularity and wish fulfilment are added to the brew. Major stuff could happen! A co-worker romance is highlighted. Sunday’s for communications, travel and casual acquaintances. Rest Monday/Tuesday, make sure your home/business are secure/grounded, and get your beauty sleep. Wednesday/Thursday spark that romance, pleasure, creativity, et al. Tackle chores – and social/romantic joys – Friday onward. Leo July 23-Aug. 22: The weeks ahead feature domestic concerns, real estate, security, business territory, and the foundations or “what you stand on” in any area. (E.g., your education is – usually – the foundation of your career.) You might decide to abandon stale, useless projects or relationships, and to “found” new ones. (This will lead to success, especially in ambitious areas.) Chase money Sunday. News, details, errands, travel and casual friends fill Monday/Tuesday. Midweek brings th ose domestic, foundational concerns. Don’t be overbearing (applies to mid-November). Romance winks Friday/ Saturday! Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Sunday kicks off a month of communications, details, paperwork, travel and errands, news, casual acquaintances and siblings. This year these things (emails, calls, trips, news, etc.) can trigger, or entwine with, some major projects in the same zones, but on a “larger stage.” E.g., communication becomes publishing, details become profound ideas or higher learning, trips expand into international travel, casual friendship grows to love, etc. Wednesday to Friday brings clues – and opportunities. You might give up one life philosophy, and embrace another, this week to next June.

Cares! The Burnaby Now and New West Record have partnered with the BC SPCA to encourage responsible pet guardianship and the humane treatment of animals. Before purchasing a new puppy, ensure the seller has provided excellent care and treatment of the animal and the breeding parents. For a complete guide to finding a reputable breeder and other considerations when acquiring a new pet, visit spca.bc.ca.

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5040

DOG GROOMING/WASHING. Certified Groomer. Great Service. 778-886-6289 or 778-708-7932

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4051 4060

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STANDARD POODLE Puppies Apricot & Cream - CKC Reg email pics available - Will deliver Call: (250) 256-0518

604-724-7652

Dogs

Lines, HAIR STYLIST for Seniors 604-723-4943 Home visits: BBY, N.West, E.Van Cut & Blow $25, no extra charge.

Cut Your Debt by up to 70% DEBT Forgiveness Program CHOC LAB puppies, vet checked, family raised, ready to go. $480. Call 1-604-701-1587

3508

Beauty Services

CKC Reg Golden Retriever Male, 8wks, vet exam, shots, dwrm, ready Oct 23 $1,200 Call: (604) 302-7715

BICHON FRISE female puppies ready to leave home, 8 wks, home bred with loving care, non registered $550. 604-519-0398

CREATIVE MINDS. Lic’d. 1-5 yrs. P/T, F/T. Exp’d ECE teacher. 18th Ave, Burnaby. 604-525-5778

4007

PUREBRED ROTTI PUPS FOR SALE: Ready Nov 1st. Call 604-726-7918 Tails/shots/ dewclaws. Pics & visits avail

EGYPTIAN MAU, Native bronze male, neut, 2 yrs. healthy, imported from Egypt, shy. $450. 778-297-4470, glauris@yahoo.ca

3050

Dogs

REG/ BELGIAN Shepherd Malinois pups, top European working bloodlines. Avail mid Nov. vet checked, vac. 1-250-333-8862 weldonbay@gmail.com

CATS for ADOPTION Royal City Humane Society. 604-524-6447 www.rchs.bc.ca

Childcare Available

25% Discount *Colour will be available in many publications!

3508

HORSE self board 2 acre pasture, secure fencing, barn with 2 stalls complete w/water electricity. Storage for hay/tack. Agassiz area. Available now. Gord 604-796-9623

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5050

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5070

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Mortgages

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Oct. 23 - 29, 2011

Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: The weeks ahead raise the money stakes. As is usual for late October and November, you’re favoured to chase money, seek a pay raise, enhance your earnings, buy and sell items, and deal with possessions. But this year an added, deeper – and very lucky – level enters, so that possessions become investments, the search for added income could lead to a lucrative business, the attempt to gain new clients could produce a partnership, etc. One flaw: until Nov.10, a partner or someone you really like socially could interfere with, even fight this, causing you to make a hard choice. Tuesday to Saturday highlights all this. Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Your hopes, sociability and popularity rise Sunday – the very day that kicks off a month of increased energy, charisma, clout and effectiveness. Use this month to the fullest, start important projects, seek favours – seize the day. A slowdown will begin November 23, so don’t waste these intervening weeks. Use Monday/Tuesday to rest, plan, to finish up chores so they don’t interfere with the future. Then charge forth Wednesday to Saturday. Some days bosses will be critical; other days (Saturday) co-operative. Sense their mood, then act accordingly. Big opportunities await! Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Slow down. Sunday starts a month of quietude, rest, sweet solitude and contemplation. Use these weeks to plan your future, to handle overdue tasks, to fulfill outstanding obligations, to interact with government and solve tax issues, to deal with charities, to be spiritual and reconnect with the living centre of this world. If you do some of these things, you’ll emerge refreshed and rejuvenated by late November. This influence begins in earnest Wednesday/Thursday. A wish is denied Monday, but might come true, quietly, Tuesday. Your energy, luck rise Friday/Saturday.

Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Sunday begins a month of happiness. popularity, social delights, flirtations, entertainment and wish fulfilment. You are undergoing the deepest change of your life, from 2008 to 2023. The month ahead brings you many clues about this change, its purpose and intended result. Biggest clue: the change will bring about a revolution and grand renewal in everything listed in the first sentence. These clues will be “lit up” by events, joy Wednesday/ Thursday; by “quiet knowing” Friday/Saturday. Until Nov. 10, avoid working secretly toward your goals: it undercuts this fine process. Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Sunday brings a month of career and status ambitions, prestige relations, dealings with bosses, parents and authorities. You’ll be under pressure, but you’ll also have excellent opportunities to impress higher-ups, especially this Wednesday to Friday. You might be pulled between two extremes: ambition and security, even between ambition and the desire to quit. Truth is, the desire to quit is luckier than ambition this year (to June 2012). Trying to reconcile these opposites can make you quick-tempered until Nov. 10. Step softly – luck is high. Joy, hope, Friday/Saturday. Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: The weeks ahead bring relief in the form of gentle understanding, a mellow mood, wisdom and a gentle, compassionate love. You might travel afar, deal with foreign-born people, attend college, publish, meet a “teacher,” or otherwise expand your views. Cultural rituals arise – e.g., weddings, bat mitzvahs. Some of you will decide to wed. These themes are highlighted Wednesday/ Thursday, and an event connected to them can come Friday – with an exhilarating “uplift!” (Be ambitious Friday/Saturday; this will cause the best to happen.) Earlier, embrace a challenging person Sunday. timstephens@shaw.ca


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6008

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-04

6020

6020-01

Burnaby

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6008-22

604-657-9422

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Richmond

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FEATURED HOMES 6008

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-26

Apartments & Condos

1009 3rd.AVENUE,NEW WESTMINSTER 1Bdrm corner suite,with balcony. HW&basic cable inc.1 year lease req.ref.req. No Pets $775.00 monthly ,u/g park avail Call: (604) 525−2599

6508

Apt/Condos

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6505

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BUYNOW 1BDRM Condo PoCo $162k Top Floor, walk to Shops, Parks & Transit. Bright, New Laminate, Fireplace, Balcony, Parking. call 604 649 9690 ParkGeorgiaRealty

6015

Real Estate

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2BDRM/2 full BTH 1405-121 W16 Ave,N Van $ 569000 967 sf corner unit, beautiful view,Large windows,Open plan incl granite countertop, gas F/P,gas Stove,Open house Sundays call (604) 288-9696

6008-24

Houses - Sale

6008

Condos/ Townhouses

Port Moody

PRICE REDUCED! NOW $319,900 College Park, Port Moody

Best Value in Pt. Moody 301B Evergreen Drive

Large, 3 bdrm., 3 bath townhome. Three levels, approx. 1800 sq. ft. Features include: Lge. L/R with wood-burning fireplace & view of greenbelt; den area with sep. laundry and storage. Top floor has 3 lge. bdrms, 4-pce. bath & 2-pce.ensuite.Closetoelementary school, beaches and parks.

Jess LaFramboise 604-815-7190

810 ST. ANDREWS ST.

NEW WESTMINSTER $ 1Bach bdrmfrom from$$750 880 $ 895 bdrm from 1 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

rentals@capreit.net rentals@capreit.net www.caprent.com www.caprent.com 1 & 2 BEDROOM APT

On Balmoral Street available 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

6508

Apt/Condos

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

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

NEW WEST. Reno’d 2 Br’s. $1000-$1120. Nov 1. Nicely upgraded. Prof Mgmt. 604-724-8353

ROYAL CRESCENT ESTATES

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

KING ALBERT COURT

COQ • Austin Heights Clean quiet Apt available. N/P. Family owned & operated for 39 years. • 604-936-5755

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

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

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

Call 604.931.6408 555 Cottonwood Ave, Coq

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

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

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

NEW WEST

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

Call 604-518-5040

NEW WEST

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

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 BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

SKYLINE TOWERS 102-120 Agnes St, N.West

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.

CALL 604 525-2122 BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

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

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

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

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.

Surrey Gardens Apartments for your new one bedroom home

From

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$670.00

Owner Managed. Sorry, No Pets.

Call to view! 604-589-7040

Contact Alex 604-999-9978

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Refreshingly Clean Meticulously Maintained

1 MONTH FREE!

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 www.sunsetparkapt.com

6515

Duplexes - Rent

New Westminster

38 - 7th AVENUE

Excellent, 2 BR condo, 5 appls, Dec 1 occupancy so you can plan your move now. Great suite for Mom or Dad as property is investor owned and will be available long term. Close to shopping and transportation. Non smokers, no pets. $1250. Lease and perfect refs a must.

Al Dodimead ACD Realty (604) 521-0311 View this & other properties @ www.acdrealty.com

6595

Shared Accommodation

6595-40

New Westminster

NEW WEST. Furn’d Room, $340-$465 incls sh’d kitch/bath/ utils. (604)767-3863, 524-8821

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

2BR BBY.N spac g/lvl, w/d, priv yrd. Nr amen, sky/trn. Ns/np. $1075. Avail now. 604-420-6339 BBY, BURRIS/CANADA WAY, 1 BR, 1 bath, incls utils, no laundry, Nr bus stop, Metrotown, school, skytrain, Wireless net, $750/mo, Avail now. Call 778-892-7146. BBY EAST, Bright 2 BR, 1000sf, $900 incls utls. Now. NS/NP. 778-836-7774 or 778-836-1704 BBY NORTH, Lrg 2 BR g/lvl, nr SFU, 5 appls, $1200 incl utils, cble & net, Now. 604-570-0556

BBY, CENTRAL 3 BR, 1.5 baths SxS 4plex. Newly reno’d, 5 new appls, lam flrs, new kit, $1350 + utils. ns/np, Dec 1. 604-298-0634

VILLA MARGARETA

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

Apt/Condos

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

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

JUNIPER COURT

6508

Large units. Close to Golden Ears Bridge. Great view of River

BBY, NORTH. Clean 2 BR, g/lvl. Nr SFU. Big back yard. Nice area. Ns/np. Immed. 604-253-0168

BONSOR APTS

415 Westview St, Coq

22588 Royal Crescent Ave, Maple Ridge

Call 604-540-9300

ARBOUR GREENE 552 Dansey Ave, Coq

Apt/Condos

BBY, Lghd Mall. 1 BR $825 Avail Now. Incl ht & h/w. ns/np, newly reno’d, storage, 604-779-3882

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

AMBER (W)

6508

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

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

401 Westview St, Coq

Apt/Condos

NEW WEST. 1 BR apt, river view, balcony, $765/mo incl heat, h/w & cable. Near transit. Refs. Call 604-521-1636

COTTONWOOD PLAZA

office: 604- 936-3907

6508

NEW WEST Bach w/sep BR, $650 & up, ns/np, n/d, nr Douglas Coll & skytrain. 604-839-8156.

AMBER ROCHESTOR 545 Rochester Ave, Coq

Burnaby NOW • Friday, October 21, 2011 • A41

6540

Houses - Rent

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. Whole hse $1980. 604-720-9268

WEST COQUITLAM

Rent: $1675.00 3 BR house, 1600 sf, 2 BR up & 1 BR down, hardwood flrs, 2 full baths, 5 appls, big back yard. Close to school, transit & shopping. To view call Natalie 778-230-9037

6450

Miscellaneous Rentals

GATED PARKING AVAILABLE New Westminster CALL 604 723-8215 BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

6595

Shared Accommodation

6595-20

Coq./Poco/ Port Moody

COQ $450-$550 Furn’d room, prkg. Avail now. Close to bus/ shops. NS/NP. 604-936-3117 PO CO clean bright room, main flr, $425/mo. Utils/cable included, w/d. Avail now. 604-315-6611

BBY NORTH New lrg deluxe 2 BR bsmt ste, own W/D, priv entry, alarm. incls utils. NS & NP. Avail immed or Nov 1. 604 970-5475

BBY SFU area, very lrg 1 BR + office, covered parking, sh’d W/D new reno’d. $900 incls utls. NS/ NP. Avail Nov 1. 604-444-3365 SAPPERTON 2 bdrm g/lvl ste, $1200+utils, 844 sq.ft., patio, d/w, f/ s, w/d, ref, new lam flrs, nr Skytrain, N/S, N/P, Nov 15 604−544−0526

BBY 1Bdrm/1Bth Clean, Well Maint. Priv Ent, Patio, Full Bath, NP NS W/D avail Nov 1 $800 inc. Util. 778−229−6423 COQ Blue Mtn/Walls in quiet CDS, 3Br upr ste, 1300sf, sh’d w/d, f/p, oak flrs, newly painted, $1600 + utils, lg back yard, ns, cat ok. Av Nov 1. 604-708-5823 COQ CTR g/lvl 1 BR, v/large, sep w/d, priv patio. $950 inc util/net/ cbl. Now. N/S. n/p. 604-786-1504 COQ, Huge Bright 2 BR g/l ste, clean & open kit, lam flrs, back yd, $950 + 1/3 utils, 778-896-6114 COQ, MUNDY Park. lrg v/clean 2 BR, lower lvl, 5 appl, kitchen renod, carport. $995 incl utisl. Ns/ Np. Av Nov 1 604-291-2090 COQ, Westwood Plateau. 1 BR + den. Priv w/d. Ns/np. $775/mo incls utils, cbl, 778-231-5092 COQ, Westwood Plateau. 2 BR + den. 1,500 sf. Priv w/d, alarm. Waterfall in greenbelt b/yard. $995 + util. Nov 1. 604-515-1033 COQ, WESTWOOD Plateau. large bright 2 BR, 1000 sf, full bath, private w/d & entry. Ns/np. $950/mo + 1⁄3 util. Work (604) 612-3384, Home 468-4428 COQ, WW Plat, 2 BR 1100 sf, full bath, priv W/D & entry, NS/NP. $875 incls utls. 604-464-3676

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RENTALS HOME SERVICES

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

COQ WW Plat. 2 BR, own W/D. Avail now. $800 + 1/3 utls. N/S. Nr schl. Sm pet ok. 604-323-6392

NEW WEST. 2 BR g/lvl, 5 appls, n/p, n/s, Nov 1. $1100 + utils. nr Douglas College. 604-725-6592

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

PO CO renod 2 BR bsmt ste, new f/s, own w/d, $1050 incls utils/cbl. Nov 1. N/S, n/p. 604-789-3148

6605

Townhouses Rent

Townhouses

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

Call 604-942-2012

coquitlampropertyrentals.com Burnaby

POCO. Bach suite, sep entry, own W/D, suits 1, 685 sf, NS/NP. $700/mo. Nov 1. 604-375-6737

Townhouses Rent

PT COQ. 2 BR, g/lvl. Patio, prkg. Smoking & pets okay. $750/mo. Near bus. Immed. 604-520-7792

ALARM 604-463-7919 Systems Ltd.

8030

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

8035

Carpet Cleaning

ROYAL STEAM CLEANING Carpet, Upholstery, Auto (Int), walls & windows 604-765-8054

8055

Cleaning

A QUALITY CLEANING 7 days/wk Res/Comm. Low rates! Senior’s’discount. Experienced. 778-998-9127 or 778-239-9609

8010 7015

Escort Services

8055

Cleaning

Alarm/Security

J & Z UNIQUE CLEANING European Ladies, many yrs exp, home or office. 604-754-7011 Professional Cleaner, Residential. $20/hour, Highest quality, Ref. Free est. Call 604-515-0788

RESIDENTAL house cleaning company seeks part-time honest, hard workers. Valid D.L. + vehicle are required. Call: 604-853-9444 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

8060

Concrete

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

8010

Alarm/Security

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8073

Drainage

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

Carpentry

8701 - 16th AVENUE First time rented! Immaculate 3 BR, 2.5 bath, 3 lev townhome. Great complex. Quiet, with huge south facing deck. Avail until June 30, 2012. N/S, No pets. $1850. Perfect references a must. View this & other properties @ www.acdrealty.com

6605

Alarm/Security

RIVERS INLET

Al Dodimead ACD Realty (604) 521-0311

PT MOODY, VIEW, 2 BR ste, own W/D, D/W, $1000 incls utls, cable & net. NS/NP. Avail now. Near schls & Douglas. 604-376-3516

8010

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CONSTRUCTIVE LANDSCAPING

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

8075

www.constructivelandscaping.com

Drywall

*Drywall * Taping * Texture * Stucco*Painting * Steel stud framing Quality Home 604-725-8925

8080

Electrical

LIC ELECTRICIAN res/comm, Building Tech Diploma. Free Est, Reas. Lic 106797. 604-773-5190 YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guar’d. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

8087

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

8105

Flooring/ Refinishing

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

8160

Lawn & Garden

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; Tran the Gardener. New lawns, fall cleanup, pruning weeding, maint. 604-723-2468

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

8125

Gutters

EDGEMONT GUTTERS

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

604-420-4800 Established 1963

8193

ALL-PRO

OIL TANK REMOVAL

Oil Tank Detection Oil Tank Removal Soil Remediation FREE ESTIMATES BEST PRICE GUARANTEED

778-223-8265

STORMWORKS

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604-724-3670

Gutter Cleaning & Repairs: Complete Pressure Washing, Roofs, Houses, Driveways etc.

Residential & Strata Prompt Service. WCB Insured

604- 936-2808

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

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 •Int & Ext Painting •Pressure Washing •Tiling •Lam Flrs •Misc Repairs. Brian ★ 604-936-8966

8155

Landscaping

★ AMAZING TOUCH LAND’G ★ Bobcat, paving, retaining walls, turf, planting, etc. 604-889-4083

Painting/ Wallpaper

8195

CONFIDENT PAINTING LTD.

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

Jean-Guy Bottin

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

Magic Star Painting

Fall Specials 4 ROOMS $ 299 $379 3 ROOMS

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

Top Quality Quick Work Free Estimates

Call Now: 780-6510

D&M PAINTING

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

8185

Moving & Storage

AFFORDABLE MOVING

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

604-724-3832

1 to 3 Men

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

45

★ QUAYSIDE PAINTING ★ Insured • WCB • BBB

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

We accept Visa, Mastercard & Interac Licenced & Insured Local & Long Distance

604-727-0043

FREE ESTIMATES

Grant’s Home Maintenance

Oil Tank Removal

Cell 604.626.1975

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

QUALITY RENOS. Dependable, mature, honest, hard worker. Reasonable rates. 604-803-6757 www.qualityrenoservices.ca

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

Landscaping

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

8130

FOR RENT

8155

Seniors Discount

604-537-4140 www.affordablemoversbc.com

8205

Paving/Seal Coating

B&Y MOVING

ALLEN ASPHALT concrete, brick,

Over 10 yrs. Exp. • Licenced & Insured • Professional Piano Movers

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

Experienced Movers ~ 2 Men $55 ~

604-708-8850

$35/HOUR PER PERSON • 24/7 Abe Moving & Delivery and Rubbish Removal. 604-999-6020 10x10 STORAGE LOCKER $135 MOVING EVERYWHERE BEST PRICES ANYWHERE 604-710-2008 MOVERS.CA

drains, foundations, walls, membranes 604-618-2304/ 820-2187

8220

Plumbing

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

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

PLUMBERS

AMI MOVING ★ 3-5 ton cube. Starting at $39/hour. Local & long distances. 24/7 ★ 604-617-8620 Best West Moving fast, 7 days/ week, short notice moves, great mid-month rates. 604-319-1010

LOCAL MOVERS. No job too small! Furniture assembly also available. Free est. 604-307-8603 TwoGuysWithATruck.ca Moving, Storage, Free EST 604-628-7136. Visa, OK

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 WESTMOR PLUMBING LTD Residential - Commercial Professional Service, Licenced, Insured, Bonded 604-551-8531

Home Services

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Burnaby NOW • Friday, October 21, 2011 • A43

HOME SERVICES AUTOMOTIVE

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

TOTAL HOME RENOVATIONS Since 1983

FROM DESIGN TO FINISH

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

Bill 604-298-1222 www.chrisdalehomes.com

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

Home Renovations, Flooring, Tilling, Crown Mouldings, Painting, Drywall, Chris 604-722-8319

8250

10% OFF WITH THIS AD www.604rubbish.com

Student Works

We also provide professional ‘Blown in Insulation’

ROOF NOW!

604-984-9004 604-984-6560

Rubbish Removal Seniors discount. 604-807-0198 DISPOSAL BINS: Starting at $199 + dump fees. 604-306-8599 www.disposalking.com

SALES@ PATTARGROUP.COM

WWW.PATTARGROUP.COM

LOW COST Rubbish Removal YARD & HOME Cleanup. Reno’s & Constr pickup. 604-727-5232 A Vancouver Leak Specialist Repairs & Leaks start from $150 Licensed & WCB. 604-779-4339

8300

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

J. PEARCE STUCCO CONTRACTING. 604-761-6079 www.stuccocontracting.com

AMBLESIDE ROOFING

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

All types - Reroofs & Repairs 778-288-8357

8315 At Save on Roofing - specialize reroof/repair★ Fully Ins. WCB. 24/7, Free est. 778-892-1266 saveon.roofing@yahoo.com

D & M RENOVATIONS, Flooring, tiling, finishing. Fully Insured. Top quality, quick work 604-724-3832

DRYWALL Carpentry, RENO’S, Handyman, 30 yrs exp. David • 604-825-4072

HANDYMAN, Reno’s, Carpentry, H/W Flrs, Home Repairs, etc. Rob 604-307-6715 (Bby/New West/Coq)

9125

9522

RV’s/Trailers

Domestic

2010 FORD FUSION SE (V6) BCAA inspected $17,560 15,700 km’s www.autofleet.biz 604-304-7653 Carproof report & warranty included

9129

2002 MERCEDES Benz C230, Kompressor, Sports Cpe, 95kms, sunroof, $9950. 604-581-8985 NEW 2010 TAKENA 1865 EX Dinette Slide. Fuel efficient towing. Save $5,000 below cost @ $15,900 Clearance Price - No Trade (Stk. T09-19) go-west.com 604-528-3900 DL #9676

2008 F-150 XLT SUPERCREW 4X4 , BCAA inspected $23,980, 44,900 km’s www.autofleet.biz 604-304-7653 Carproof report & warranty included

$ BEST RATES $

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

Roofing Experts 778-230-5717 Repairs/Re-Roof/New Roofs. All work Gtd. Free Est. Call Frank Trimax Roofing Ltd. 24hr. repairs, reroof WCB, Ins. Will beat all written prices. 604-856-4999

Rubbish Removal

A L L JU N K ?

Rubbish Removal Residential & Commercial Free Estimates 7 Days a Week

Large or small jobs Nobody beats our prices

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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

Window Cleaning

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

604-420-4800 Established 1963

TM

15 OFF with this ad

$

604-537-8523

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

25% Discount ON HOLIDAY HELPER ADS! Christmas ads are specially bannered off until Dec 25th! *Colour will be available in many publications!

Call today to book your ad! 604-444-3000

2008 F-350 LARIAT Supercrew 4WD SWB (DVD) BCAA inspected $29,860, 134,000 km’s www.autofleet.biz 604-304-7653 Carproof report & warranty incl’d

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

2007 Audi RS 4 52,000 kms Silver grey metallic $49,900 Call: (250) 213-1441

9173

1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 80000 kms, power windows, seats, locks, sunroof. 100% stock. Upgraded Alpine stereo. EXCELLENT CONDITION!! Ready to go, $14000 Contact: luisrotson@gmail.com

9145

Scrap Car Removal

A-1 TRI CRAFT TREE SERVICES (EST. 1986)

8255

2008 BMW 328 coupe, white on black, 46 K, $28,500. 604-727-7155

Luxury Cars

Stucco/Siding/ Exterior

Tree Services

2007 FLEETWOOD Jamboree 24D – Great floor plan – Sleeps 6. (Stk. 2022A) $31,999 go-west.com 604-528-3900 DL #9676

2006 VW Passat auto, 4 dr sunroof, top cond, 150,000 km ,1 owner $10,500. 604-723-0721

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

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

Complete Bathroom Reno’s Suites, Kitchens,Tiling, Skylights, Windows, Doors. 604-521-1567 www.vanderloorenovations.ca

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

1980 BUICK Riviera clean, very good cond. 156,900 km, $4,500. appraised $6500. 604-940-9520

CHEAP CHEAP

Save Your Dollars!

Additions, renos & new const. Concrete forming & framing specialist. Patrick 604-218-3064

10% OFF with this ad www.studentworksdisposal.com

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

604-588-0833

All Work Guaranteed

Bath *Kitchen* Suites & More

Sports & Imports

1994 HONDA Civic 4dr, auto, a/c, 217,000 km, runs well, $2595 obo 778-554-1409 or 604-922-7367

2007 F-350 LARIAT SUPERCREW 4WD BCAA inspected $25,960, 158,000 km’s www.autofleet.biz 604-304-7653 Carproof report & warranty incl’d

$49

John 778-288-8009

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

604-783-0979

778-317-1256•604-451-0225

9160

BEN’S RUBBISH REMOVAL

woodysgallery@hotmail.com

✓ RenoRite

Trips start at

#1 Roofing Company in BC

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

WWW.RENORITE.COM

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

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

25 Years in Business 25 Years workmanship warranty A

1970 FORD Mustang hardtop Coupe 351 V8 engine 122,000 miles, lime metallic, gd cond. Original owner $9,900. 604-795-9778 victor29@shaw.ca

Disposal & Recycling

Don’t get caught by the rain!

M&S HANDYMAN

604-720-1564

9155

Free Est’s • Large or Small Jobs

Roofing

604-657-9904

30 yrs exp. matco@telus.net

Collectibles & Classics

782-2474

“We Keep you Dry”

Renos, additions, kitchens, basement suites, drywall, tiling - Low Cost

All Renovations & Additions, Ins. Quality Work

9110

604-RUBBISH

AFFORDABLE QUALITY ROOFING LTD.

40 years experience

MATCO DESIGN

Rubbish Removal

* We Remove & Recycle Anything*

FREE EST. NO HST!

LOW COST CONSTRUCTION

8255

NO WHEELS, NO PROBLEM

778.865.5454

Vans

1999 DODGE Ram Cargo Van. reliable, white, good running order, air cared, $1800obo, In Richmond 778-227-4644

2008 TOYOTA Limited Highlander Immaculate, black with tan leather interior, fully loaded except navigation, heated seats, moon roof, new brakes front and back, new tires, hitch, roof racks, backup camera, automatic tailgate, 6 disc CD changer. 71,000 kms, local. One owner $29,500. ★ 778-833-2294

1999 Honda Odyssey $4000 Lots of new repairs have been done including a transmission that is under warranty. Low km's for the age. 604-839-4301

9515

9522

2008 Ford Ranger Sport SuperCab Manual 87,000 kms Red,V6,Air,Standard,Tinted Glass Bed liner,Bed extender,Tool Bin,AM/Fm/Cd Great Truck $15,400 Call: (604) 613-9364

NEW 2011 Maxum Wild 26 RKS – Lite WT trailer with Slide. Save $9,500 below cost @ $19,999 Clearance Price – No Trade (Stk. D10-44) go-west.com 604-528-3900 DL #9676

Boats

Aluminum Boat Wanted, 10, 12 or 14ft, with or without motor or trailer. Will pay $. 604-319-5720 2010 F-350 LARIAT Supercrew 4WD SWB BCAA inspected $46,910, 52,700 km’s www.autofleet.biz 604-304-7653 Carproof report & warranty incl’d

NEW 2011 MAXUM Wild 28 BRS – Bedroom Slide. Lite WT trailer; open floorplan. Save $8,500 below cost @ $20,500 Clearance Price – No Trade (Stk. D10-47) go-west.com 604-528-3900 DL #9676

RV’s/Trailers

1999 CITATION Supreme 34RKS, many options, exc cond reduced to $12,900! Delivery avail. Duane, 604-888-4903

RV PACKAGE $12,900 - 2001 26’ Triple E Topaz 5th wheel, 1995 Chev Silverado pick up 175,000k’s. Both excellent condition. Ph 604-824-2068

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

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES FREE TOWING QUICK SERVICE ALWAYS AVAILABLE

778.865.5454

THE SCRAPPER

Sell Your RV or Boat

SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 2H

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Urban Market:

#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

9155

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

ONLY

$45.90 +GST

Suburban Market:

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.

Book your ad today!

2000 FORD Ranger XLT Sport, 4x2 p/u. 6 cyl, 3.0L, 5 spd, black, 124K, $4200, 604-255-5453 (in Vancouver)

604-444-3000


A44 • Friday, October 21, 2011 • Burnaby NOW

WEEKLY SPECIALS 100% BC Owned and Operated Prices Effective Thursday, October 20 to Wednesday, October 26, 2011. We reserve the right to limit quantities. We reserve the right to correct printing errors.

Grocery Department

Meat Department

7.99

2/5.00

156g • product of USA

Diamond Willow Organic Outside Round Oven Roasts

Kettle Brand Krinkle Cut Potato Chips assorted varieties

assorted varieties

397g • product of USA

500g

Nature’s Path Organic Hot Cereals

Pamela’s Cookies

assorted varieties

2/4.00

2.99

6/4.98

150-170g

skim, 1, 2 or 3.25%

2/5.00

4 L • product of Canada

Wolfgang Puck Organic Soup

RainCoast Solid White Albacore Tuna

assorted varieties

3.99

assorted varieties

3/2.97

2/3.98

85g • product of USA

assorted varieties

assorted varieties

7.99

375ml

10% off reg 5.99

regular retail price

Health Care Department Lily of the Desert Preservative Free Aloe Vera Juice Aloe Vera, pure and simple. Purity and integrity in a bottle...100% certified organic.

9.99

500g

6.49

Marinelli Pasta Sauce

package of 6

An excellent source of the Omega 6 and 3 Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs). Delivers these EFAs in a balanced 3.75:1 ratio.

11.99

Rice Halloween Gingerbread Cookies

2.49

12 pack

946ml

Manitoba Harvest Organic Shelled Hemp Hearts

Rice Bakery

740ml • product of Canada

Seventh Generation Bathroom Tissue

Spectrum Culinary Oils

6.59

454g

2/7.00

Caramels and Tootsie Roll Minis

Vanilla or Chocolate Halloween Cupcakes

2/4.00

48 or 68g • product of USA

assorted varieties

3.29

assorted varieties

Bulk Department

500g bag or bins

Organic 75% Whole Wheat Sourdough Bread

Prairie Harvest Organic Pasta

Clif or Luna Energy Bars

Endangered Species Chocolate Bars

4.99/100g

150g • product of Canada

398ml

reg .60 each

Bakery Department

salted or unsalted

2/5.00

2.98lb/6.57kg

Italian Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese

946ml • product of Canada

3lb Bag

assorted varieties B.C. Grown, Certified Organic

reg 1.09 each

8/3.92

assorted varieties

4.99

B.C. Grown, Certified Organic

Heirloom Tomatoes from Origin Organics

Vegetable Gyoza (potstickers)

Manitoba Harvest Organic Hemp Bliss Beverages

package of 2

340g

Ecover Dish Liquid assorted varieties

2/3.98

500ml • product of Belgium

Haunted House at Choices Markets Kerrisdale Monday, October 31, 6:30-8:30 pm. This Halloween, drop by Choices Markets’ Kerrisdale location (1888 W57th Ave) and experience a Halloween extravaganza. This Choices location only will transform into a spooktacular setting, suitable for children of all ages. Admission by donation. Net proceeds from this event will benefit Stepping Stone Preschool.

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

226g pkg

Ambrosia Apples from Harvest Moon

Fine Choice Vegetable Spring Rolls

8 pack • product of Canada

Dairyland Fresh Milk

4.98

3.98

Deli Department

assorted varieties

Blueberry Quinoa, Cranberry Wheat, Tomatillo Black Bean Certified Organic

6.99lb/ 15.41kg

2/7.00

2.99

Power Meals from Earthbound Farm

3.99lb/ 8.80kg

assorted varieties

750g

Liberté Méditeranée Yogurt

Lean Ground Pork

Food Should Taste Good Tortilla Chips

Granola King Gourmet and Hazelnut Hemp Granola

Produce Department

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

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