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Kinder Morgan still taking proposals to determine if it undertakes expansion Jennifer Moreau staff reporter
Kinder Morgan is taking more time to determine if the company’s customers are interested in using an expanded version of the Trans Mountain pipeline, which runs oil from Alberta to Burnaby. The company is holding an “open season,” where customers submit binding 15and 20-year transportation agreements. The open season was set to end on Jan. 19, but Kinder Morgan extended it till Feb. 16 following customers’ requests for more time. If Kinder Morgan receives enough support to justify an expansion, the company may propose twinning the 1,150-kilometre line, which now ships a maximum of 300,000 barrels of oil per day. The most it could handle, if fully expanded, is 700,000 barrels per day. “On closing of the open season, our next steps will be to confirm that there is confirmed commitment to ship additional volumes on the Trans Mountain pipeline and determine whether the volumes bid make an expansion project feasible,” said Lexa Hobenshield, spokesperson for Kinder Morgan. “A project could be less than 600,000 barrels per day (the capacity that the open season is based on), or possibly more than 600,000 bpd. Any announcement confirming expansion or not, would not likely be made until late in first quarter of 2012.” The project would likely include expanding the Westridge Marine Terminal in Burnaby, where tankers fill up with oil. Pipeline Page 4
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School’s quake kit raided – again Comfort kits for 365 students among the items stolen Jennifer Moreau staff reporter
Parents at Cameron Elementary are looking for donations to restock their emergency earthquake kit, after it was raided by thieves a second time in late November or early December. “We got a note the day after it happened, and it was just like, here we go again. We had just finished top-
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Kodak in city exempt from U.S. bankruptcy
SFU expert says Burnaby operation good example of technological expertise
The Eastman Kodak company filed for Chapter 11 reorganization last week, but the company says the Burnaby division will not be affected. “The Chapter 11 filing directly impacted only our U.S. operations and subsidiaries,” Christopher Veronda, Kodak’s manager of corporate communications, wrote in an email to the NOW. The Kodak Graphic Communications Group, located at 4225 Kincaid St., will remain focused on digital business for commercial businesses in the areas of graphics, enterprise services and solutions, and digital and functional printing, he added. Veronda also pointed out that the reorganization isn’t the end for the company. “A Chapter 11 reorganization allows a company to restructure operations to emerge as a profitable, sustainable enterprise,” he wrote. Ed Bukszar, an associate professor at Simon Fraser University, agreed that the reorganization could have a positive outcome overall. “With a tighter focus on a smaller market, I think they have a chance of turning it around,” he said. Bukszar has lectured on the topic of Kodak’s business strategy for a decade. “They had kind of a monopoly for a while,” Bukszar said. “They competed in photography and dominated the (film and print segments of the) industry for years.” But by the mid-’90s, it became clear that digital images were going to become a significant threat to Kodak in the future and would eventually replace existing film-based technologies, he said. “It was kind of one of these slowmoving accidents that you can watch for a really long time because each Kodak Page 4
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Year of the dragon: Richmond MP Alice Wong and Burnaby-Lougheed MLA Harry Bloy, the minister of state for multiculturalism, at Chinese New Year celebrations at the Aberdeen Centre in Richmond. Bloy received the most gifts among Burnaby MLAs last year, according to recently filed disclosure statements.
Burnaby-Lougheed’s Harry Bloy received the most gifts last year of all the local MLAs, but Raj Chouhan, MLA for Burnaby-Edmonds, received the most pay. Global Container Terminals gave Bloy two Canucks tickets, valued at $450, and Pacific Western Brewery gave him another pair of hockey tickets, valued at $800. Bloy also received a courtesy membership from the Vancouver Board of Trade, worth $740 plus tax. In all, he received just over $2,000 in presents. Every year, MLAs have to file public disclosure statements, listing their income, assets and any gifts they’ve received valued at $250 or more as per B.C.’s Members’ Conflict of Interest Act. Bloy and his wife also own property in Maple Ridge, and they have investments and RRSPs. Chouhan received no gifts worth more than $250. Chouhan and his wife’s assets include RRSPs and residential property in Burnaby. Kathy Corrigan, Burnaby-Deer Lake MLA, also received no gifts. For income, she included her husband’s mayoral salary from the City of Burnaby and his income as a Metro Vancouver director, a Municipal Finance Authority director and a member of TransLink’s mayors’ council. For assets, she listed various RRSPs MLAs Page 4
Theft: ‘Someone’s obviously targeting the schools’ continued from page 1
Thieves (or a thief) also raided the Cameron bin last spring, and parents had been working on replacing supplies with donations from the community. The NOW reported on a similar case at Gilmore Elementary last August, when thieves broke
into the emergency bin there, making off with roughly $3,000 worth of supplies. That incident was also the second time Gilmore’s bin was broken into. “Someone’s obviously targeting the schools,” said Mintenko. The NOW has also learned
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tions of supplies or money to help replenish the bin, especially since it is available for the wider community to use if there’s a natural disaster. To make a donation, call the school at 604-664-8622 and leave a message for Mintenko or Kari Hoskin. email@example.com
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continued from page 3 for opposition whip and opposition deputy between her and her husband, as well as a whip duties, and $15,284 for living allowresidential property in Burnaby. ance. In all, he was compensated $154,747. Burnaby North MLA Richard Lee also Chouhan said he was surprised his travel declared no gifts, but listed numerexpenses were that high. ous RRSPs as assets and property Bloy received $19,366 for his shared with his wife. duties as deputy chair for comAccording to the government’s mittee of the whole, $17,450 for MLA compensation report (which living allowance and $15,220 for covers the fiscal year ending in travel. March 2011) all MLAs get a base With his base salary, he was salary of $101,859, and those with compensated for $153,895. extra duties earn more. Any MLA Lee received $15,279 as a parwho lives outside of the Capital liamentary secretary allowance, Regional District on the southern $14,304 for living allowance, and tip of Vancouver Island is eligible Raj Chouhan $16,045 for travel. In all, he was for a living allowance. MLAs on MLA compensated $147,487. official business away from home Corrigan received $5,415 as can also get a meal allowance of $61 per opposition chair, $7,197 for living allowday. ance and $8,085 in travel. She was compenChouhan had the most in travel expens- sated $122,556 in total. es at $21,460. He also got another $16,144 www.twitter.com/JenniferMoreau
Pipeline: Review still underway continued from page 1
The Trans Mountain pipeline is the only pipeline that transports crude and refined oil from the oil producing areas in B.C. and Alberta to the west coast of North America, said Hobenshield. When asked how Enbridge’s proposed Northern Gateway
Pipelines (which would run oil from Alberta to Kitimat) would impact Kinder Morgan’s decision, Hobenshield said the Trans Mountain expansion plans are not new. “We’ve been discussing these plans for several years now. Our plans for expansion are based on
indications we’re seeing that the market is ready for expansion,” she said. “We are well positioned for growth with an existing footprint, existing relationships in the port and along the pipeline, existing operating expertise and emergency response capability.”
“Our best description of him is a white male in his mid-20s or 30s, with sandy brown hair and a slim build running from the scene,” said Gresiuk. “As he was running away, he lost one of his running shoes.” Gresiuk said police are withholding details of the exact description of the shoe. When police ran an identification on the Cherokee, it came up as a stolen vehicle. “We’re asking anybody who may have seen what happened to call the Burnaby RCMP,” said Gresiuk. The main number at the Burnaby RCMP detachment is 604-294-7922, or to remain anonymous, call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or www.solvecrime. ca. www.twitter.com/AlfieLau
The Burnaby RCMP are looking for a man with one shoe who was last seen fleeing a stolen vehicle on Canada Way. On Jan. 18, at approximately 4 p.m., the driver of a 1996 Jeep Cherokee is alleged to have caused an accident near the intersection of Canada Way and 16th Avenue. According to Burnaby RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Brenda Gresiuk, witnesses saw a man fleeing the scene after the accident.
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high-quality print and publishing technologies, things could eventually turn around for Kodak, Bukszar said. The Burnaby division is a good example of where the company has done this, he added. “There’s a tremendous amount of technological sophistication in that company,” he said. For now, the company will likely work quietly on developing strategies to focus on the print and publishing markets, and regain customer and supplier confidence, according to Bukszar. Kodak could also sell parts of the company or its entire patent portfolio for funding to move forward, he added. The company has closed 13 manufacturing plants, 130 processing labs, and reduced its workforce by 47,000 since 2003, according to a press release from the company. The company received a $950 million line of credit for the next 18 months from Citygroup, to keep the company going during the reorganization, the release stated, and plans to complete the restructuring in 2013.
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year, the digital technologies were going to get better and better and better.” Kodak was always able to get by on the quality of its chemically based technology, Bukszar pointed out, something that may have contributed to the company’s inability to transition well enough, because the company never had to rely solely on its digital technology. The company invested to “force migration to digital imaging,” he said, but it was a difficult process. There are still many difficulties the company could face – the reorganization will require cost cutting, something that is a challenge for Kodak as it has a relatively high cost structure, Bukszar explained. “It’s tough for an innovator to cut costs,” he said. “They’re not thinking about how to cut costs, they’re thinking about how to create the next big thing.” The company could lose some top people as opportunities for advancement dry up, with Kodak competing in low-growth printing industries, he added. But if the company focuses on providing
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Hockey group deserves kudos for this move Ban on bodychecking for house contests will give parents some comfort and help prevent more injuries tact permitted, threaten to rob the game The level of sanctioned violence that of its rough-and-tumble soul, which is ought to be permitted in hockey is a itself a part of the Canadian psyche. polarizing debate. The Pacific Coast Amateur There’s no denying anyHockey Association stepped more that the speed and Burnaby NOW into this head-versus-heart weight of a modern player are argument this week, banning capable of delivering a concusbodychecking in all of its house consion that can end another player’s career tests, while leaving the old contact rules and leave him or her with lifelong brain intact for the premier players involved damage. But attempts to reduce the at the rep level. speed of the game, or the level of con-
This might look like a hesitant halfmeasure at first, but it actually makes an awful lot of sense. Unless the professional leagues ban bodychecking, aspiring young pros need to train and prepare for it. They also need a chance to stop and consider if the promise of fame and fortune is worth the risk. But there are many young people who are passionate about the game without having any intention of earning a liv-
ing from it. Staying active, being part of a team and living through both victory and defeat are life lessons that transcend hockey. These youth deserve an opportunity to play without having to put their futures on the line. So we bang our sticks on the boards and wave our white towels for the PCAHA for making a decision so sensible that it could have been made years ago.
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the registry was a tool that the t was recently said in the police used to monitor gun use media that this federal govand to help apprehend criminals ernment is not a government of the left, and it is not a govern- that were using weapons in their crimes. ment of the right, but instead it I’m sure we also remember is a government of the deeply that the government simply stupid. While it would be nice chose to ignore the evito pass me off as dence put before them nothing more than a Trevor Ritchie by these police chiefs, partisan critic, there’s citing instead their own far too much truth to bizarre ideology that this gun these accusations for anyone to registry was somehow impedignore any longer. ing the rights of rural Canadians This is a government that, for from hunting or defending their reasons known only to themproperty. It was a stunning thing selves and even then perhaps to watch from a distance, that only to the prime minister, this party that existed mainly to completely ignores the beliefs promote a law-and-order type and opinions of the educated as of government was now going a means of pursuing their ideoout of its way to weaken law logically driven battle to destroy enforcement in order to cater to government as we know it. individual rights, rights that in All of which is done, of course, in the name of increasing the government’s view had to abrogate the right to collective consumer or individual choice. safety in order to be properly In the six years this governenacted. ment has desperately clung to Since we’re on the topic of power, the only consistent hallbeing the party of law and order, mark of policy has been to do let’s have a serious look at Bill the opposite of what the experts C-10, the omnibus crime bill in that field would claim as that the Conservatives are intent intelligent or productive public policy. While this is by no means on shoving down the collective throats of the provinces and an exhaustive list, it doesn’t take too much effort to recall the long judicial system. At a cost of $19 billion a year to properly enforce gun registry, long form census and house the anticipated and omnibus crime bill. increase in prisoners, the omniWe all remember the press bus crime bill presents a fantasreleases made by police chiefs tic amount of spending just to across Canada who were urging do what everyone agrees is the the Harper Conservatives with increasing level of desperation to worst possible idea that could keep the long gun registry, that Government Page 7
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Enough with teachers’ whining Dear Editor:
Is it just me, or other people tired about hearing about how much money the teachers make? I don’t think most of us go to the media to complain about how crappy our working conditions are. Let’s see if I got this straight; a four-year degree in anything plus a one-year teaching certificate will get you a 9-to-3 gig with an hour for lunch, nine to 10 weeks off in the summer, a week at Christmas and another one at spring break. Also various ProD days, paid sick days, defined pension package and $70,000 after 10 years. Sounds pretty good to me. Let’s not forget, no matter how bad the teacher is, it is next to impos-
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sible to be fired. One would think with the glut of teachers available that maybe the pay scale is a little too high for most taxpayers to bear. Fred Halldorson, Burnaby
Residents weren’t given a voice Dear Editor:
With word of yet more tall towers being proposed or under construction in Metrotown and Brentwood, it bears repeating that the zoning changes that allow them were introduced by this current council without proper consultation with the residents most affected. The supplementary community benefit bonus policy or “S-zoning” was not something that Development Page 7
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residents asked for. It was conceived by planners and developers as a way to build the tax base and maximize profits on a limited supply of land. At the public hearing held in November 2010, there were no submissions made by the public regarding changes to the bylaw. Perhaps people in the town centres did not recognize that the proposed zoning bylaw text amendments to provide supplementary community benefit bonuses meant highrises would double in height from 30 to 60 storeys. When new rezoning applications are brought to public hearing, we see both support and opposition. Support comes from businesses, of course, and residents who live well outside the town centres. Understandably, opposition comes from those residing in the shadow of these projects. The concerns raised in Brentwood are raised in Metrotown and will certainly be raised in Edmonds, Lougheed and even
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Government: Policy gone awry be done. The increase in mandatory minimum sentences for a variety of offences not only contradicts the academic evidence regarding the relative uselessness of such tactics, but it ignores the evidence that we all can see with our own eyes; the experience of the United States and their boundless determination to incarcerate everyone they possibly can. It didn’t work in the United States, and even Texas Republicans have been put on the record saying that they made a mistake pursuing strategies that would vastly increase the prison population. But then, facts aren’t for this government, and especially facts that contradict their fanatical need to control everything, or let the individual control that which is beyond the scope of the federal government. Of course, it would make sense that, eventually, this obsession with destroying facts that contravene the Conservative
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Still time to appeal property assessments Janaya Fuller-Evans staff reporter
While Burnaby property owners planning to sell their homes may be pleased with a higher property value, not everyone was happy to see the jump on their property assessments this month. Dave Stafford, who spoke with the NOW about his increase last year, had another large increase this year, he said. “There’s something wrong with the system,” he said. “The whole system has gone crazy.” The 78-year-old Air Canada retiree saw his property at 4457 Watling St. go up to $932,600 in this year’s assessment – an increase of 22.5 per cent over last year. Stafford’s 2011 assessment for the three-bedroom home built in 1957 was $760,800. Young people coming out of university, getting married and planning a life together cannot afford to buy a home these days, he pointed out. “On a monthly basis, my taxes were $213 last year,” he said, adding it was up from $184 the year before. He didn’t count sewage and water rates in those amounts, which he pointed out have also increased. People don’t challenge their assessments because they don’t know what their property taxes are until April, but appeals have to
be filed by Jan. 31, Stafford hear their issues prior,” she said. “But that certainly said. He doesn’t plan to chal- doesn’t prevent the appeal lenge this year’s assess- from continuing.” Appeals are typically ment and didn’t challenge last year’s because he can based on the owner’s opinion of value, she said, addafford it, he said. “When you work it out, ing other factors include it’s $7 a day,” he said. “But ownership changes or legyou know, you do scratch islative exemptions. As assessments are done your head.” Homeowners in based on home values on Burnaby saw an increase in July 1, homeowners may assessed values this year, see a change in the maron average, from five to 15 ket value of their home by the time they receive the per cent. assessment the Zina Weston, following January, deputy assesWeston pointed sor for B.C. out. Assessment’s According to North Fraser Weston, appraisregion, said ers look at size, Burnaby homage, quality, coneowners should dition, location, contact the office view, traffic and if they have conother factors that cerns about their affect property assessments. Dave Stafford value, and staff “My advice is homeowner can explain those for them to give their local office a call,” she factors and discuss whethsaid, “because staff here er the office is aware of are quite willing to explain, specific features. Homeowners can find based on market evidence, the assessed value that they comparative information on homes in their area on see on their notice.” Homeowners can still the B.C. Assessment webfile for an appeal and can site, she pointed out, to also call the office even if help them understand the they’ve already filed an assessment value amount. Those without computappeal but want clarification on their assessment, ers can access the website at their local assessment she said. “Every year, some num- office, Weston said. For those who still wish ber of owners will file a written appeal without to appeal, notices of comhaving called, and in most plaint must be submitted cases, we will try to still in writing by Jan. 31 to initiate contact and see if the property assessment we can either resolve or review panel, she said.
Information about the notice of complaint process is also available online, on the Fact Sheets page under Forms and Publications at www.bcassessment.bc.ca. The panel’s hearings take place between Feb. 1 and March 15 annually, but appointment availability may be limited, according to the website. The provincial government is offering homeowner grants to help residents
with property taxes. The grants offer a maximum reduction of $570 for Burnaby homes, with $275 more available to those 65 or over, those with permanent disabilities and veterans of certain wars, according to a press release from B.C.’s Ministry of Finance. The province also has property tax deferral options available for homeowners over 55, those with disabilities, and families
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ZAG founder Steve Curtis – raised in Burnaby from the age of seven – did not take the typical path to the top. His company is a diverse conglomerate of many businesses, ranging from health products to marketing, and represents Curtis’s many facets. While other CEOs usually credit a strong educational background and decades of hard work for their success, Curtis dropped out of Burnaby South Secondary at the end of Grade 9. He credits his mentors for his success in business. Remembering his time at Brantford Elementary in South Burnaby, Curtis says school was never a good fit for him. “In elementary school I was, I think, the chief trouble maker,” he says. “I spent a lot of time in the hallway. “Very energetic is an understatement,” Curtis says of himself as a child, adding that many of his former teachers probably remember him as “the bane of their existence.” Curtis could solve math equations quickly in his head, he says, leading his teachers to believe he was cheating. In high school, he loved sports and learning – but instead of learning in the classroom he would skip to go to the library, or out to the University of British Columbia and sneak into classes there, he says. He dropped out after being suspended for skipping. Curtis’ mother, who was raising him on her own, was upset by the decision, Curtis says. While he says that decision eventually worked for him, he now volunteers with an organization called Take a Hike, which provides adventure-based learning, counselling, academics and community involvement for at-risk youth. “I was one of these kids that caused a lot of mischief and had a lot of issues with authority, and my mom couldn’t really help,” Curtis says. “This program helps those kinds of kids stay in school and get through to Grade 12.” After school, Curtis worked as a travelling salesman for a Burnaby company called Table Charm, selling dish sets and
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cutlery at fairs. “I was this 14-year-old kid who joined a sales team of maybe six or seven people that were between the ages of 30 and 60,” he says. “I learned a lot quick.” Next, Curtis tried out auto sales in Burnaby but was fired after two weeks; however, his boss introduced him to Accurate Effective Bailiffs, which sells repossessed vehicles in New Westminster. He worked under sales manager Marvin Bowman, who taught him to be a better salesman, he says. “It took me about a month to sell anything,” Curtis says, but adds that within three months of being the first one in and the last one out, he was the top selling sales-
person out of six people. Bowman helped him with “mental gymnastics,” which included everything from reading sales books to reciting the alphabet forwards and backwards, Curtis says. Bowman left the company, and then contacted Curtis about a dotcom banner advertising business opportunity, so Curtis switched careers at the age of 17. He was as driven as ever, he says, but had his pay cut and left the company at 18. At 19, he started his own online marketing company, Simply Marketing. Curtis contacted marketing executives for major companies such as Pitney Bowes first thing in the morning and sold them on marketing techniques like search engine optimization,
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Realtors share warmth with annual blanket drive MOVERS & SHAKERS Janaya Fuller-Evans
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about 20 employees and $2 million in revenue, according to Curtis. “But nobody was happy, and turnover was really high,” he adds. “I was 25, and I started to get really sore stomach (aches), that was the first thing,” he says. “I started to get spontaneous itches, all over my body itches.” Next he saw a little spot on his skin. “There was no treatment for it, and the prognosis was 24 months,” he says of his diagnosis. “I was like, oh wow, I really screwed this one up.” So he decided to go a different route and changed his entire lifestyle. “I just said, ‘Everything I was got me here, and there are some successful parts, but there’s a whole bunch that made me sick, so I’m going to change who I am,’ and started a process of reinventing,” Curtis says. Inspire Health, an integrative cancer centre in Vancouver, helped him with the lifestyle shift – adding green vegetables to his diet, suggesting exercise, introducing him to meditation and suggesting he resolve issues with his mother. Today he’s a vegan, exercises every day, has cut his work hours, takes vacations and quit drinking, says Curtis, who now lives in Gastown.
He also used an obituary writing exercise to determine what kind of legacy he wants to leave, he says. “I wrote the obituary as what I wanted it to say and said, ‘Wow, I’ve got a lot to do,’” Curtis adds. It has been six years since Curtis was diagnosed with lymphoma, and he is a much happier person today, he adds. He gives back to the community through Take a Hike and other initiatives, and he has incorporated giving as a major aspect of his business. He and his employees feel much more fulfilled by their work, he says. “You’ve got to see it as a gift,” he says of his diagnosis. “For me the gift at 25 was to be confronted with legacy. What do we want to leave behind?” “Do I want (people) to say I’m this drive hard, doesn’t care about anybody, doesn’t trust anybody alcoholic who needs to take pills to get to sleep and is always angry, and he was terrible to date, and I hated him?” he says laughing, adding, “No. That’s not what I want them to say.” “Do I want them to say, ‘He was an inspiring, amazing leader who was always happy and brought joy to people’s lives and inspired them to accomplish things they thought they never could, and built amazing companies around the world that made the world a better place’?” he says. “Yeah.”
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‘Please, mom, don’t go’ Daycare dilemmas are always a challenge
t was the moment I’d feared for months: my four-year-old was looking up at me, tears spilling over onto his cheeks, while he tugged at my hand and asked “Why do you have to go to work, Mama? I want you to stay with me.” In that one moment, the decisions around work-life balance that seemed so clear-cut when I returned from maternity leave in the summer become all wobbly and uncertain. As my own tears threatened, my brain was already racing with a million panicked thoughts, mostly centred around that ever-present fear that on any day, my precarious “balance” could fall apart. It’s amazing how quickly a few tears can bring on the compulsion to run around with my hands in the air, screaming “this isn’t working!” Because while very sad and certainly heart-wrenching, this was in fact the first time, ever, my son had expressed being upset about me heading out in the morning. And man, did it ever throw me for a loop. I guess we got lucky – I’ve had friends tell me that morning tears are a daily event in their house, but our two quite happily march off to daycare a few doors down from our home with barely a “see ya, Daddy!” before they’re off and having fun. It probably helps that mornings aren’t too rushed – my husband’s schedule allows him to stay home till 9 a.m. or later, so there’s no mad caffeine-fuelled frenzy out the
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Green business: Annette Yang with daughters Zoey, left, and Elizabeth, at home with some of the merchandise she sells
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Balancing babies and bottles Burnaby mom’s search for a good water bottle leads to a successful business Christina Myers staff reporter
There’s no official definition for the term ‘mompreneur,’ but it’s a title that suggests many things: an attempt to strike a balance between family and work; the pursuit of a long-held dream; independence and creativity. For Annette Yang, the owner of the Burnaby-based company Fill Your Own and a mom of two, it’s all of those things and a word that sums up the last few years of her life perfectly.
“I call myself that all the time – it’s exactly what I am,” she told the NOW. “I’m a mom first and an entrepreneur second.” Yang runs her company from an office and warehouse site near city hall, but, at first, she was operating out of her home in the Lougheed area. The company has a full line of carbonneutral, non-toxic and reusable products for kids and adults, including stainless steel water bottles, plastic-free food containers, reusable lunch bags and litterless lunch kits – all featuring colourful designs (yep, they’ll appeal to kids) by Canadian artists. Like many entrepreneurs – and particularly mompreneurs – Yang got her start when she was at a loss to find a product that she wanted for her own family. “My husband told me about a month
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or so ahead of his birthday that what he wanted was reusable water bottles (for the family), so I set out to find some while he was out of town (on business),” she says. The family had been living in the U.K. for about three years and had been back for just a year; settled in, they’d decided it was time to ‘green’ their lifestyle and home, and the bottles were just one part of that effort. But as Yang shopped in stores and hunted online, every one she came across was lacking in one way or another: she didn’t like the smell of plastic or the flavour it gave to the water, glass was tricky with a young child at home (“out of the question,” she recalls thinking), and some were just plain poor quality. She eventually settled on aluminum or Bottles Page 19
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door at the crack of dawn. Proximity is nice too. Any working parent who has ever tried to wrangle two kids into car seats, in the rain, early in the day will understand why we love the fact that our daycare provider is a neighbour. It takes less time to walk them there than it would to get one of them properly buckled up. A few times a week, their grandma picks them up early, and they’re already home by the time I arrive. But the clincher in all of this, the lynch pin, is our daycare provider. Think of a synonym for awesome, and it applies to her. She’s helpful, fun, gentle, accommodating and, most of all, the kids love her. It’s an amazing reassurance to see how much they enjoy being there and to know, given my decision to return to work, they’ve got a wonderful “home away from home” – one that is close enough to their real home that they can see it from the front window. We got lucky when we found her. But luck doesn’t always pan out, and typically finding day“Trust your gut care is something that requires instinct – and work, planning and, unfortunately, usually comes along with keep an eye on a big dose of stress and anxiety. how your kids are (Loyal NOW readers may recall reacting overall.” that I wrote about my search for daycare during my first pregnancy, when I was waitlisted CHRISTINA MYERS parent/columnist at dozens of spots before baby was even born and yet still had nothing in place by the time my maternity leave ended. I know acutely how challenging this issue can be.) I got a press release recently from the Better Business Bureau that had some great tips to help those who are on the hunt for their own “perfect” daycare provider, especially when luck isn’t playing a part in the process. Here’s a few of their suggestions: ◆ decide what kind of care you need – full or part time, in-home or at a facility, location relative to home or work – to help narrow the search. ◆ get recommendations from friends, family, parenting networks and community organizations. The B.C. Child Care Resource and Referral Program can provide lists of registered daycares in your area. ◆ visit the facility and get a feel for the centre and what it offers. ◆ ask lots of questions: What’s the staff-to-child ratio? How are children grouped? what happens if a child is sick or hurt? What are the fees and payment schedule? How does nap-time work? ◆ get references from the daycare of other parents who’ve been there in the past. Most of all, trust your gut instinct and keep an eye on how your kids are reacting overall. My son’s tears were heartbreaking, but it was a oneoff: he was happy as a clam the day before and happy as a clam the day after. Looking back, I realized that we’d recently come through the Christmas period, where my husband and I both had some time off and our regular routine had been broken up. Late nights visiting family had thrown off his sleep, and all those sugary holiday treats didn’t help. He was tired, cranky and out of his normal routine – a perfect storm for tears. It will never be easy to leave in the morning, even when the kids are blowing kisses from the breakfast table and I can hear them laughing as I walk away, but it’s as good and as comfortable as it could be thanks to my daycare provider. Finding the right person or place can seem an insurmountable task, but it makes all the difference. ◆ Christina Myers is a long-time reporter with the Burnaby NOW, writing about families, seniors, health and more. Follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ChristinaMyersA.
stainless steel, but what was available didn’t quite fit the bill – most aluminum bottles offered graphics or designs which appealed to her daughter, but most had a lining made of an epoxy resin that she wasn’t keen on; on the other hand, the stainless steel bottles had no lining, but they were plain and not as appealing visually. If they were going to spend a bit of money on something they’d be using for a long time, she wanted to get the right fit – and so far, nothing she’d found was cutting it. “So my husband came home, and I told him ‘This is my research, and these are our options,’” she recalls. And he, she says with a laugh, said, “You can do better.” “So I thought about it and I came back and I said, you’re right, I can do better – if I do it myself.” That sparked a brain-storming business planning session that lasted for hours. “We were so excited about the
whole thing, the ideas just came pouring out. We planned the whole entire business in one weekend,” she says. Yang, who has a degree from SFU in business marketing, had worked in marketing for her entire career, and that came in very handy as she embarked on her plans. “I had been in all kinds of companies, from small companies where I had to do every single little thing, to big companies with more stuff but maybe no budget,” she said. For an entrepreneur, no budget combined with a big to-do list is common, but there was still a big learning curve as she set out to research manufacturing, selling wholesale and setting up the myriad components of a small business. Once they had a prototype in hand, the testing and preparation took another six months – and then they were selling their products in stores. After three-and-a-half years, Yang’s bottles are selling in more
than 100 retail stores across Canada. In that time, the product line has grown – again motivated and inspired by filling a need in her own life as her first daughter began preschool: stainless steel food containers and reusable lunch bags that could be easy for children to use. She sells wholesale to retailers and, last year, decided to start selling directly through her website as well. As the company grew, it actually gave Yang more flexibility to balance home and career. Because it was doing well, she decided to quit her job and focus on the company and her family. And she wouldn’t have it any other way. “It’s great. It’s a challenge, it’s a leap to start something yourself. But it’s great.” See www.fillyourown.ca for more information and a list of retailers in Metro Vancouver. www.twitter.com/ChristinaMyersA
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Sounds of hope: The Watoto Children’s Choir is bringing its new performance, Beautiful Africa: A New Generation to New Westminster Christian Reformed Church in Burnaby on Feb. 1.
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They’re more than just a children’s choir – they’re the voices of hope. Local audiences will have a chance to enjoy the sounds of the Watoto Children’s Choir in performance at the New Westminster Christian Reformed Church on Wednesday, Feb. 1. The choir’s brand-new performance is titled Beautiful Africa: A New Generation. The concert, which starts at 7 p.m., is free and open to the public, and no tickets are required.
Watoto–whichmeansTheChildren in Swahili – is a care organization that was started by Canadian missionaries Gary and Marilyn Skinner as a response to the overwhelming number of orphaned children and vulnerable women in Africa, whose lives had been ravaged by war and disease. The organization is currently caring for more than 2,000 children in three villages in Uganda, as well as running three Baby Watoto homes
for infants from newborn to age two who have been rescued from tragic circumstances. It recently expanded its operations to Cape Town, South Africa. The Watoto Children’s Choir travels as a group of advocates for its work. Find out more about the group at www.watoto.com. New Westminster Christian Reformed Church is at 8255 13th Ave. in Burnaby. www.twitter.com/juliemaclellan
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event at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts tomorrow (Saturday, Jan. 28) at 6 p.m. The event, titled Women of Our Times, Here and Now, honours Barbara Howard, Eleanor Collins, Eve Smith, Marcella King, Thelma Gibson and Jeni LeGon. There’s a show at 6 p.m., followed by a reception and silent auction with live entertainment. It’s all happening at the Shadbolt’s James Cowan Theatre, at 6540 Deer
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Remembering a friend through a good cause HERE & NOW
adly, I only got to write about Burnaby resident Jeremy Chen after he passed away in March 2011 from lung cancer. He was a nonsmoker, and he left behind a wife, an infant son and a group of friends, co-workers and family members who obviously cared a lot for him because they’ve formed a team and continue to fundraise in his memory. Last November, “Team JC” won a contest at Metropolis at Metrotown by cramming as many people as possible into a VW Beetle. That feat earned them $5,000 for the B.C. Lung Association. As part of the same fundraising efforts, Burnaby’s Marina Madden, a friend of Jeremy’s, will climb 48 flights of stairs at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre on Feb. 26. Marina is part of Team JC, which was the top fundraising group for the B.C. Lung Association in 2011. They raised more than $63,000 with the help of CP Rail and CN Rail, and about half of that was from Jeremy’s former employer, TSI Terminal Systems. This year, they are hoping to raise $25,000. Ten to 15 per cent of
people with lung cancer are like Jeremy – never smoked or had family members who smoked – but the disease took hold anyway. Last February, Jeremy was still well enough to participate in the stair-climbing event. This year, I’m told, he will be missed. To donate, see www.stairclimb.com.
the district’s first Mandarin language arts program for kindergarten kids, hosted a Chinese New Year assembly on Monday, Jan. 23, complete with songs, a ribbon dance and a dragon dance. Don Doyle sent us a note about celebrations at Bonsor Recreation
Complex, where there was a Chinese New Year dinner and dance on Jan. 20. Burnaby’s Tian-Jin Taoist Temple is hosting a Chinese New Year celebration on Sunday, Feb. 5. Admission is by donation, and there will be lanternmaking, riddles, prizes, food and family activities.
The temple is at 3426 Smith Ave., and the festival is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more info, go to www.tian jintemple.org.
Suncrest drop-in Suncrest Elementary School is holding its annual drop-in program for parents with three- to
four-year-olds. Ready Set Learn is on Friday, Jan. 27, from 11 a.m. to noon. The event offers children a playful introduction to school, while parents can meet the principal and kindergarten teacher. RSVP at 604-664-8862. www.twitter.com/ JenniferMoreau
DIVERSEcity Community Resources is hosting a free workshop at the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown to help employers of new immigrants. The session is on Thursday, Feb. 2, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. The topic is how employers, managers, and HR specialists can facilitate recruitment, hiring, orientation and career development for new immigrant staff. Register online at www.surveymonkey.com/ s/M8XGDPM. The Hilton Vancouver Metrotown is at 6083 MacKay Ave. in Burnaby.
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We’ve received a couple of notes about Lunar New Year events in the city. Dave MacLean, principal at Westridge Elementary, informed us that students celebrated the Lunar New Year on Friday, Jan. 20 by making dumplings and painting good luck banners. They also got to see special performances, including a dragon dance. Forest Grove Elementary, which runs
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Celebrating the dragon Mark the start of the Lunar New Year with a celebration in Burnaby’s Heights area Janaya Fuller-Evans
The dragon has arrived, and the Heights Merchants Association wants everyone to celebrate. Monday marked the Lunar New Year and the start of the year of the dragon in Chinese astrology. “The Heights is a special place, rich in multiculturalism,” Teri Smith, acting executive director of the association, said in a press release. “Celebrating a lively and colourful holiday like Chinese New Year showcases this close-knit community’s diversity while also providing the oppor-
tunity to honour the Chinese culture and connect with the Asian community.” The dragon is considered to be the most powerful sign in the Chinese zodiac and a bringer of luck and prosperity. Celebrate the new year in the Heights this Saturday from noon until 2:30 p.m. The Heights Merchants Association plans to commemorate Chinese New Year and welcome the year of the dragon with festivities, including lion dancers performing a special blessing and traditional dance along Hastings Street. Those who spot the lion dancers can receive a fortune cookie or a red envelope, some of which will contain special prizes, according to the release. For more information about the event, go to www.burnabyheights.com/ ChineseNewYear. www.twitter.com/janayafe
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Dodge: Journey much improved for 2012 continued from page 37
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The mid-size Journey has great proportions that are both pleasing to the eye and functional, coupled with clean and simple styling. The vastly improved interior borrows heavily on the recent improvements in other Dodge vehicles, and the results are impressive. Hard plastic has given way to soft-touch surfaces, and the boring centre stack has been replaced with an elegant, flowing console. The Journey was already a solidly built vehicle, but the fit and finish and quality of materials is so much
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The base engine remains the same 2.4L inline-four with 173-hp and 166 lb.-ft. of torque, while a new 3.6L V6 with 283-hp and 260 lb.-ft. of torque replaces the previous 3.5L block. The new engine boosts power by 48-hp and 28 lb.-ft. of torque, making the V6equipped Journey a much more responsive vehicle. Steering is well-balanced, providing decent road feedback, and has a slight tendency toward understeer. However, the Journey is no more difficult to manoeuvre in tight spaces than most of its competitors, and it handles well at higher speeds. Ride quality is definitely improved, though the Journey remains far from a luxury vehicle. With the new suspension, the crossover is less bouncy over rough roads and in corners, raising no major complaints.
One of the Journey’s notable flaws is the heavy liftgate, which is difficult to open and close. It requires a fair amount of force to ensure that the gate latches properly. The wide-swinging doors, both in the front and rear, are both a blessing and a curse. It’s easy to get your gear in and out of the vehicle, but in tight parking lots there’s always a risk of hitting the car next to yours. It would help if the hinges had more stopping points, but the doors only settle at very narrow and very wide angles. Dodge is including standard touchscreens on many of its new vehicles, including the Journey. There’s tons of storage space, with upper trims adding features such as a hidden bin under the front passenger seat. Parents with small children might also find the optional second-row booster seats of interest. Pull on the front of the seat, and the middle section springs up and back.
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Developing the next generation ers out there looking for guidance at the lower forsports editor mulas,” said Valiante. “It North Burnaby’s gives me the opportunity Michael Valiante has done to give back and make a it all in his auto racing living at the same time.” career. Now he’s giving Valiante fashioned a pro back to those who wish to career in autosports after push the speed button. a successful beginning in Now 32, Valiante has the karting world, where not yet given up putting he won multiple formula himself behind the wheel. A championships and a He will be driving for the chance to step up into the Honda of America team in big cars. the Grand American Road All the way up the ladRacing Continental street der, Valiante needed help class series to progress his in Daytona, career in the Florida this multimillionweekend. dollar autoW h e n sport industry. not racing, As a teenValiante is also ager, Valiante busy helping earned a full manage his season scholarfather’s comship of openpany, Italian wheel racing Motors, which in the Barber has developed Dodge Pro Italkarts into Series. one of North MICHAEL VALIANTE In 1999, he “I’m giving back as much America’s pre- as I can.” had seven topmier karting 10 finishes and companies. was named co-rookie of the Halfway through last year. year, Valiante also successFor the next three seafully started up a new auto sons, Valiante joined the racing driver development Lynx Racing team in the program. CART Toyota Atlantic Valiante worked with championships, finishing former Star Mazda cham- second overall with three pion Chris Cumming of victories and four podium Vancouver to post a sea- finishes in 2002. son-best third-place finish In 2003, he was on the in the Porsche Cup series. podium another six times, He also helped guide including three more wins. Surrey’s Scott Hargrove to “Lynx was a huge part three checkered flags and with what it allowed me second overall in the cham- to do to this day,” Valiante pionship in the Skip Barber said. “I’ve been extremely series. fortunate all the way up. Valiante then worked I’m definitely giving back to negotiate a ride for as much as I can.” Hargrove with JDC Valiante also raced in the Motorsports for the 2012 Champ Car series before U.S. Formula2000 racing moving over to the Grand season. Am sports car series. Closer to home, Valiante In Grand Am, Valiante has worked with up-and- had a career-best runcoming Burnaby karter ner-up finish at the Iowa 17-year-old Remo Ruscitti, Speedway in 2007. He also who had two top-five fin- competed on the Nascar ishes on the national circuit Busch series circuit in last year. Montreal. Valiante also got Ruscitti His first victory in Grand a test with Compass360 Am came a year later with in the Continental grand SunTrust Racing. sport series. Auto Page 43 “There are lots of driv-
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Shot on goal: Burnaby Winter Club’s Sean Gulka fires a shot on net in a 5-1 win over Semiahmoo in a Pacific Coast peewee A1 hockey league game last weekend. The Bruins occupy second place in Flight 1.
Bruins fall to Stampeding Colts Tom Berridge sports editor
Mathew Barzal’s team-leading seventh goal of the tournament gave the Burnaby Winter Club Bruins third place at the 33rd annual John Reid Memorial bantam hockey tournament in St. Albert, Alta. Barzal tallied a shorthanded goal with less than five minutes left to play to give the Bruins a 5-4 victory over the Pursuit of Excellence club on Sunday. The Iginla division all-star forward finished the Alberta tournament tied for sixth place in overall scoring with 15 points, including three points in the consolation final. Ty Ronning also had a strong tournament, finishing with five goals, including two in the bronze-medal game, and six assists. Nick McBride came on in the first period to post the win in goal for Burnaby, allowing just one goal on 17 shots. McBride led all goalies at the tournament with a 2.07 goals against average and a 92 per cent save average in five games. Winter Club defenceman Tyler Schultz was also named to the allstar team. Burnaby’s only loss was a 31 defeat to eventual champion Cloverdale Colts in the semifinal on Saturday. Former Bruin Christopher Seto had a goal and one assist in the win over his old club. Adam Musil scored Burnaby’s
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All-star: Cloverdale’s Parker Wotherspoon, with puck, was named an all-star at the St. Albert bantam hockey tournament last weekend. only goal in the game. Burnaby opened with a 4-1 victory over the Calgary Bronks behind two-goal games by Ronning and Justin Szeto. The Bruins salvaged a 4-4 tie with the Lloydminster Heat on Musil’s late power-play goal. Dante Fabbro had back-to-back goals for the B.C. club in the middle frame. The winter club went on to win its group with a 5-3 victory over the Canadian Athletic
Club. Fabbro tallied the gamewinning goal on the power play. In the crossover match, Burnaby defeated the Calgary Royals 5-2. Barzal led the way with a hat trick in a four-point outing. Schultz and Eric Lee also scored for Burnaby. Cloverdale defeated the Semiahmoo Ravens 5-1 in the championship final. Seto finished in fourth place in scoring with nine goals and eight helpers for the Colts.
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Simon Fraser University women split their matches in Great Northwest conference basketball this weekend. The Clan made a late run to eke out a 67-64 win over last-place Central Washington on Saturday after dropping a 76-72 decision to Northwest Nazarene on Thursday night. Second-chance points cost SFU the weekday game in Nampa, Idaho. “We gave up too many offensive boards that led them taking 17 more shots than us,” said Clan head coach Bruce Langford in a Clan press release. Kristina Collins, last week’s conference player of the week, led the Clan with 22 points. Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe contributed a double-double, including 18 points and 10 rebounds. Against Central Washington, RaincockEkunwe led all players with a game-high 23 points and 16 boards. Collins chipped in with 13 points, while Chelsea Reist had 10. CentralWashingtonheld a nine-point lead late in the game, but SFU responded with an 18-6 run to close the show. Erin Chambers put the Clan ahead with a layup and a successful free throw with 27 seconds left. Marie-Line Petit then secured the victory, finishing a layup with just six ticks left on the clock. The win improved SFU’s NCAA Division II conference record to 6-3. The Clan will host thirdplace Western Washington
at home on Saturday, Jan. 28 at 7 p.m.
Simon Fraser University men’s basketball team remained mired at the bottom of the Great Northwest conference basement. With injuries depleting an already short lineup, SFU went into the weekend with just seven healthy players. The Clan men dropped a pair of NCAA Division II matchups at home, falling 88-81 to Northwest Nazarene on Thursday before dropping a 10183 decision to Central Washington last Saturday. “Defence and rebounding were our biggest weaknesses,” said Clan guard Jordan Sergent in a SFU press release. “We’re a lot smaller now with the injuries and missing players, and it’s causing us to get outrebounded.” Sergent registered his second straight doubledouble, scoring 26 points and posting 10 rebounds on Saturday. In the earlier game, Sergent had 20 points and 10 boards. Against Central Washington, the Clan were outclassed 42-28 off the glass. Justin Brown also put up some big numbers for SFU in the back-to-back losses. Brown led the Clan with 23 points, including 15 of 17 from the free-throw line against Nazarene. He also had 21 against Central Washington. The Clan is now 6-11 overall this season with a 18 mark in conference play. SFU travels to Western Washington this weekend.
Getting down to work Burnaby defenceman Al Mazur garnered a pair of assists in his first game with the Ontario Reign of the East Coast Hockey League. Mazur signed a pro contract with the Reign on Jan. 21. He then went out and helped the Reign post a 4-2 win over the Colorado Eagles on the same day.
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Circle game: Aliyah Nanji, centre left, helped the Burnaby/New Westminster under-12 ringette team to a recent big win over Vancouver.
Hoop Eagles soar in recent tourneys in Washington The South Burnaby Eagles kept busy with two trips to Washington state since their under-13 Telus Basketball Classic championship in early December. First up was the Whatcom Hoop Slam over the Christmas Break where the Eagles went 3-1. The team’s only loss was a 43-28 setback to D Block, the eventual Grade 7 tournament champions. The victories came against the Ultimate Basketball Academy 53-52, Abbotsford 53-27 and Meridian 52-28. High scorers for the tournament
were Jovanic Castillo and Vince Sunga with a total of 33 points apiece. South Burnaby also had a great weekend at Western Washington University in the Martin Luther King tournament. The u-13 Eagles had the misfortune again of facing the eventual champions in their opening game, which they lost 56-48. That result was followed up with wins over Edmonds 55-44, Anacortes 50-29 and Burlington 46-42. High scorers were Sunga with 38 points, Curtis Laigo with 37 and Eric Urmaza with 32 points.
Douglas rocks Kootenay college Burnaby North grad Jeff Taylor helped Douglas College stay tied atop the PacWest men’s volleyball ladder. The fifth-year outside hitter thundered 23 kills upon College of the Rockies in a four-set victory over the lastplace team at the New Westminster campus on Sunday. Taylor also had four blocks and as many service aces to help the
Royals come back from a first-set deficit before winning three straight sets 25-20, 25-23, 26-24. Andrew Robson chipped in with 10 kills and four blocked shots in the win Sunday. Overall digs leader, Jordan Or, closed in on 200 total digs this season with 25 in the two-game weekend series. Brendan Paterson also added seven digs, eight kills and two blocks to
the win. On Saturday, the 144 Royals blanked the Kootenay region college in a three-setter. Sam Shaw led the way with nine kills, one block and two aces. Erich Meyer and Kaleb Dawe also contributed seven and five kills, respectively, to the opening win. With the victories, Douglas remained in a tie with Vancouver Island University for top spot.
Moscrop Secondary student Tumai Baptiste medalled in two separate divisions at the Canadian Taekwondo junior nationals and senior team trials in Vanouver earlier this month. The 15-year-old Baptiste won a silver medal in the A featherweight division. She also earned a bronze medal in the senior first division despite competing with a fractured hand. In her first senior-level competition, Baptiste held her own with two current national champions, finweight champ Yvette Yong and flyweight Melanie Phan. Baptiste also defeated bantamweight champ Sydney O’Shaughnessy at the nationals. Byrne Creek high school student, Rowena Lau, went on to place third in the A finweight division after injuring her hand in the opening match. Marborough Elementary 11-year-old Aaron Gomez took gold in the C light middleweight class. Marlborough schoolmate Gisuk Baptiste, 10, won a silver medal in the C fin class. Three other martial artists from OMAC Master’s Taekwondo in New Westminster finished in the top 16 at the nationals. Jorge Gomez of Moscrop and New Westminster Secondary’s Maxim Cojahmetov and Gary Jiang all placed in the top 16 in the A featherweight group. “It was a good learning experience for all the athletes,” said head instructor Master Young Suh. OMAC Master’s TKD is located on 12th Street in New Westminster.
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On the backhand: Matteo Belmonte of Burnaby gets himself in scoring position
for the Grandview Steelers in a 3-2 loss to the North Vancouver Wolf Pack in junior B hockey at the Burnaby Winter Club on Sunday.
The Northwest Giants took a two-game set from the Fraser Valley Bruins in B.C. major midget hockey last weekend. The front-running Giants swept the Bruins 30 at home Saturday, before taking the second game by a 4-1 score in Chilliwack. Cole Todd assisted on a pair of goals by Justin White and Dylan Tuskey for the Giants at the Burnaby Winter Club. Adam Helewka scored the game-winning goal early in the opening period on assists by Eric Margo and Burnaby defenceman Joseph Carvalho. Burnaby goalie Liam
Smith posted the shutout for the Giants in the weekend opener. The Giants are back in the Fraser Valley this Saturday against the Valley West Hawks in Langley. The two teams meet again Sunday at the Burnaby Winter Club on Sunday, beginning at 9:30 a.m.
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Former Grandview Steeler Joey Pavone tallied a hat trick to help give the Simon Fraser University club men’s hockey team a 6-2 victory over the visiting Eastern Washington Eagles on Saturday.
New Westminster’s Todd Fletcher’s powerplay goal sparked a fourgoal SFU second period. Pavone iced the victory with a pair of third-period counters, including his second on a penalty shot with just five seconds left in the game. Colton Graf tallied the game-winning goal on one of four SFU power plays. The Clan plays Trinity Western in Langley on Friday, before returning to the Bill Copeland Sports Centre for a Saturday meeting with secondplace Okanagan College. Game time is 7 p.m.
Steelers hounded by fourth-place Auto: Programs for all driver needs junior B Wolf Pack Tom Berridge sports editor
The Grandview Steelers lost a valuable two points to the North Vancouver Wolf Pack in Pacific International Junior Hockey League play Sunday. The junior B Steelers dropped a 3-2 decision to the Wolf Pack at the Burnaby Winter Club on Sunday, falling three points behind the fourth-place
Tom Shaw division club. Steelers second star Matt Martin scored both Grandview goals, including the game-tying counter from Giancarlo Romano midway through the middle frame. But first star Kyle Hoekstra scored the goahead goal on the power play in the third period to send the Steelers to their 17th defeat this season. Martin also assisted on
Grandview’s only goal by Danny Merth in a 6-1 loss to the Pilots in Abbotsford on Jan. 20. Fourth-year Grandview forward Kentaro Tanaka continues to lead the Steelers in team scoring with 12 goals and 19 assists. Grandview entertains the Delta Ice Hawks on Sunday, Jan. 29 at the winter club. Puck drops at 4 p.m.
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Tim Stephens' Astral Reﬂections Aries March 21 - April 19: Life’s good, friends are gathering, hopes are rising! You’re not quite as sure of yourself as you were a month ago, but that’s probably a good thing. Work lightens a little; what work there is tends to go in subtle circles now to April, so keep an eye on progress and helpers/coworkers who wander off. Chase money Monday/ Tuesday – there’s lots of it. Travel, details, errands, paperwork, calls and visits ﬁll Wednesday to Friday – one of these, Wednesday, might bring a romantic meeting or notion, though it’s “off to the side,” not direct. Be home, contemplate career, Saturday. Taurus April 20-May 20: Be ambitious for the next several weeks. Seek a relationship with higherups, VIPs, even parents. Now is the time to prove yourself. Rest and recuperate, plan and contemplate, Sunday. Your energy surges Monday/Tuesday – start important projects, see and be seen, approach powerful people, make your mark! You might have an exciting Tuesday night when an attraction occurs. Remember: it’s might not be a lasting thing, and it might interfere with (or change) your future. Chase money, buy/sell, during a lucky Wednesday to Friday. Your sensual side emerges. Travel – carefully – Saturday. Gemini May 21-June 20: A mellow, wise, compassionate mood has drifted over you. This isn’t your peak period for romance (that comes after May) but romance and love ﬂow well now. You might gently love someone without demanding possession. Home and property matters, a bit tense or hectic lately, slow now to April, affording you a chance to catch your breath. But the same few months increase your indecision about a home-based project. DON’T begin major renovations before April 14. Retreat, rest and plan Monday/Tuesday. Your energy and charisma surge Wednesday to Friday – start something!
Cancer June 21-July 22: Focus on depths, changes, ﬁnances (investments/debt) power plays, mysteries, research, commitment, intimacy and sexual urges, now to late February. You’ll hear or suspect a secret, perhaps involving the government, a management situation, or about those who would bind you. Now to mid-April, guard against wild words, and be cautious in making promises, especially to bosses or other higher-ups. You might revisit a past haunt. Your mood remains mellow. Optimism, happiness arrive Monday/Tuesday. Rest, retreat, succeed Wednesday to Friday. You shine Saturday: patience needed! Leo July 23-Aug. 22: You’ll face some opposition and some opportunity, some love and some enmity. Overall, this is a good week, in which diplomacy and eagerness will net you solid gains. Don’t take the sober assessment of Sunday as your guideline. Instead, be hopeful, happy. Be ambitious Monday/ Tuesday – higher-ups are willing to bend things your way. You’re seen as a valuable asset. (Take advantage, now to June.) Optimism, popularity, wish fulﬁllment come Wednesday to Friday – enjoy prospects, ﬂirtations. Retreat, rest Saturday. Be careful with money, spending to April. Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Your sexual magnetism remains intense all winter/spring, but now to mid-April it doesn’t really help you to make a new relationship. (Indecision or an “intimate impediment” slows you down.) You might, however, “re-circle” to pursue someone you met before – this could succeed. You can substitute “invest” for “relationship” or “intimacy,” for this trend affects your ﬁnances as well. The few weeks ahead focus on work, duties, machinery and health. Wisdom, education, ideas and gentle love visit Monday/Tuesday. Be ambitious Wednesday to Friday: success slated! Saturday’s happy.
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Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: A legal, educational, publishing, cultural or far travel project might eddy in circles until mid-April, so relax and let it ebb. There is a romantic undercurrent to this week, but the main emphasis is on earnings, buying/selling, sensual episodes and memory. Seek new clients, or angle for a more important (or, mainly, lucrative) job role, especially Wednesday to Friday. Earlier, Monday/ Tuesday are romantic, creative, pleasurable – and reward risk. Both Sunday and Saturday (29th and 4th) need caution, as subtle tug-o-wars occur between you and others. An easy, rewarding week. Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Your energy, magnetism, effectiveness and sense of timing are tops! Get out, make contacts, start important projects, call in favours – though you might not want to bother much Sunday, when everyone’s a bit reluctant. Your major luck, now to June, is in real estate, family and security zones – these are favoured Monday/Tuesday, so charge ahead. A romantic, creative, pleasure-oriented, speculative or risk-taking urge ﬁlls you Wednesday to Friday – charge ahead here, too, but remember that real romantic motives/goals seem a bit hidden, subconscious. Lust succeeds, though! Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: Rest, lie low, contemplate and plan. Despite your lowered energy, people still treat you affectionately. Hook up with a charity, or give in other ways – help someone. This puts pennies in the karmic account. Your lover or spouse might descend into indecisive circles now to mid-April. That’s OK; be patient. A big thing happens Friday: you enter 15 years of increased intuition, smoothness, personality strength and magnetism. (Love won’t be far behind – probably 2013/14.) Talk, travel, message Monday/Tuesday. Then to Friday, relax, sink into home, peace. Beauty, love, Saturday. firstname.lastname@example.org
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LANGLEY 2 BR mobile completely remodelled, park like setting air cond, storage, large decks, nr shops/hospital/police, parking. $49,500. 604-534-2997
FEATURED HOMES 6008-18
NEW WEST 2 BR apt, nr all amens, laundry facils, inste f/p, ns/np, $960. 604-783-6003
Close to Lougheed Mall, S.F.U. & Transportation.
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Houses - Sale
Bby N. Nice lrg 1 BR, quiet. $825 incl heat & h/w, prkg. By bus. Av now. NS/NP. 604-205-9409
www.bcforeclosures.com 5 BR home from $24,000 down $2,120/mo. 604-538-8888, Alain @ Sutton WC Realty W. Rock
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NEW WEST’S BEST
1Br condo price, Full reno: pool, Skytrain-7 blocks New: Kitchen, 4 SS Appliances. Bath Pedestal Sink, Toilet New: Paint, HW Floor, 125 Amp Panel, Roof, Pool, Parking, plumbing, East wall 90% glass, Fine view
401 Westview St, Coq Large Units. Near Lougheed Mall. Transportation & S.F.U.
office: 604- 939-2136 cell: 604-727-5178
ARBOUR GREENE 552 Dansey Ave, Coq
Extra Large 2 Bedrooms. Close to Lougheed Mall & S.F.U.
office: 604- 939-4903 cell: 778- 229-1358
CALYPSO COURT 1030 - 5th Ave, New West Near Transportation & Douglas College. Well Managed Building.
office: 604- 524-8174 cell: 604 354-9112 COTTONWOOD PLAZA 555 Cottonwood Ave, Coq
Large units some with 2nd bathroom or den. On bus routes, close to S.F.U. & Lougheed Mall.
office: 604- 936-1225
Call Cindy Gering 604-779-1292 $159,800
Time to Get Your Own Place? Find your answer in the Classifieds – in print and online!
POCO 2 BR apt $785/month. Quiet-family complex, No Pets! Avail Now. Call 604-464-0034
JUNIPER COURT 415 Westview St, Coq
Close to Lougheed Mall, all Transportation Connections, Schools & S.F.U.
KING ALBERT COURT 1300 King Albert, Coq Close to Transportation, Schools & S.F.U.
office: 604-937-7343 cell: 778-829-3567
VILLA MARGARETA 320-9th St, New West
Bach & 1 BR Available. All Suites Have Balconies. Undergrd Parking Available. Refs Required. Small Pet Ok.
CALL 604 715-7764
Bayside Properties Services
#210-815 4th Ave., New West
OPEN HOUSE SAT., JAN. 28TH
office: 604- 939-8905 cell: 604- 916-0261
604-435-5555 / 604-786-4663
NEW WEST Quay Waterfront condo 2 BR, 1 bath beautiful water view, nr transit & Quay market $369,000. 604-816-0814
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
St Andrews Street 2 BR Apt, balcony, updated, nr transit & amens. Small pet ok with pet deposit. Avail Feb 1.
Call 604-540-9300 ROYAL CRESCENT ESTATES
22588 Royal Crescent Ave, Maple Ridge Large units. Close to Golden Ears Bridge. Great view of River
office: 604- 463-0857 cell: 604- 375-1768
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
1-BEDROOM AP T. Move in tomorrow. Affo rdable monthly rent.
Go to http://www.burnabynow.com or call 604-444-3000.
5870 Sunset Street
Close to Bus & BCIT STUDIO & 1 BDRM ★ Quiet park-like setting ★ Newly Reno’d ★ Heat/hot water incl’d 604-291-8197 www.sunsetparkapt.com
1 BR $775. 2 BR $950. 3 BR $1200. Rent incls heat, hot water & prkg. Family Living. On site daycare available. Near Cottonwood Park, Basketball Court & Skytrain. No pets.
115 PLACE CO-OP Located in Burnaby near Lougheed Town Centre
Accepting applications for waiting list for 2 BR’s - suits Couples. Very reasonable unit fees. Adult oriented high rise. Pool, exercise room and workshop. No Pets. Participation mandatory and $2000 share purchase required. Enquiries to Membership Committee
Call 604- 421-1222
Duplexes - Rent
88 GLOVER AVE.
2 BR upper duplex. Gleaming hardwood floors, just painted, new blinds & spotlessly clean. Great long term neighbours. Rent includes utilities. Fridge, stove & shared w/d. Non smokers. Flexible possession. Lease & excellent refs a must.
Al Dodimead ACD Realty 604 521-0311 View this & other properties @ www.acdrealty.com
HOST FAMILY wanted. Please contact us at 604-688-1811 or e-mail: email@example.com
Houses - Rent
Contact Alex 604-999-9978
BBY ROSEWOOD/6TH. 2700sf, 5 BR, 2 lev home, all appls, garge. Av Feb 1. $1800 + utls. NS/NP. 604-527-0599 or 604-562-7855
Bayside Property Services Office: 604-432-7774
Available 1 Br. Apt., Large Balcony, Updated, Now! Near Transit & Amens. Small Pet OK. St Andrews Street • Call 604.518.5040
Refreshingly Clean Meticulously Maintained
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BBY NORTH 2 BR+den Rancher, fenced yard, alarm, d/w, $1600 + utils. Mar1. NS/NP. 604-488-2899
for your new one bedroom home
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.
Owner Managed. Sorry, No Pets.
Call to view! 604-589-7040
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Renting or buying, we’ve got what you’re looking for.
COQ CENTRAL, 3 BR up, 2 lev, 2 bath + 1 BR bsmt ste. W/D up & down. Avail Feb 1/15. $1590 + utils. N/S & N/P. 604 341-9626 COQ CENTRE, Main flr 3 spac BR, 2 bath, all appls, sh’d W/D, carport. $1250 + sh’d utls. NS/NP. Immed. Nr transit. 604-218-8164 COQ Immac 3 BR Rancher, lrg fam rm, 1.5 baths, 4 appls, lrg back yd, nr Como Lake Park, ns/ np, $1500, Feb 1. 778-994-2136
4250 Victory St, 1900sf, 3 br, 1.5 ba, lease, n/p n/s, dbl gar. $1700, Dec 1, Eric K. Property Management Royal Pacific 604-723-7368
GATED PARKING AVAILABLE New Westminster CALL 604 723-8215 BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES
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QUEENS PARK, near all amens. Furn’d upstair rm w/fridge, share kitch/bath. $430/mo incls utls. Quiet, clean. N/S. 604-521-3437
Coq./Poco/ Port Moody
ROOMMATE NEEDED to share 1800 sqft Townhouse in Port Moody, w/d, laminate floors, $550 incls utils, cable & internet, parking, indoor pool, nr SFU & Lougheed Mall. Suits professional working person or student. Refs Req. Avail Now. 778-846-5275
1 bdrm+den bsmt ste, new reno, nr BCIT, wd, ns np 1 cov prkg, $750inc hydro. 604-820-8664
BBY, 4508 Ellerton Court. Clean, modern 2 BR bsmt, full bath, gas f/p. $950/mo incl hydro/cable/ internet & radiant heat. 950 sq ft. N/s, no pets. Near Metrotown Mall & bus. Immed. Call 604-761-3702 BBY E, 2 yrs old, upper flr 3 BR, 2 bath, jacuzzi, hrdwd flrs, h/w heating, 1 car garage, 1 blk to Elem Schl & transit, nr High Schl, N/P, $1900/mo. 604-439-2019 BBY METROTOWN, 2 BR bsmt, very clean, nr BCIT, w/d, n/s, n/p, 1 prkg, quiet area, $895 incls uitls, Avail Now. 604-433-5151
BBY, S. SLOPE. Furnished, 1 BR. Nr Metrotown. $750/mo. Ns/ np. 604-430-5549, 604-506-4451 COQ. 2 BR bsmt, laundry, parking. Nr shops/trans. $750 + 1/2 utils. N/S, Pet ok. 604-931-7432
BBY 1 BR bsmt, by City Hall, BCIT. $750 incl utils, cbl & net. Avail now. NS/NP 604-889-8529 COQ CENTRE, 2 BR, new kitch, sh’d W/D, $850+shd utls. NS/NP. Now. Nr transit. 604-218-8164 BBY 2 BR, 5 appls, full bath. $1200 incls utls. Nr bus/skytrain. Av MAR 1. NS/NP. 778-231-2110
2BR Clean and Bright on main level $1100/mo. includes utility. Avail Feb 1. (604-780-1488)
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COQ, RIVER HEIGHTS, Large and Bright 1 BDRM/ 1 BATH above ground bsmt suite near transit, schools and Coquitlam Centre. Hardwood floors, washer/dryer and gas fireplace, new paint with lots of storage. Private entrance, own parking spot and backyard. Available Feb 1. $850 incl utils and cable. No pets, N/S, refs required. 604-722-2294 COQ, WESTWOOD Plateau. large bright 2 BR, 1000 sf, full bath, private w/d & entry. NS/np. $950 incl utils. Work (604) 612-3384, Home 468-4428 DOGS WELCOME!! 2 BR, 1 bath, upper suite in N. Van, own entry, own w/d, d/w, f/p, large deck, fenced yard, prkg for 2 cars, nr all amen & 2nd Narrows, $2000 incl utils. Feb 1. 778-688-8365 N. WEST, Queensborough, 3 BR, main flr, all appls, own parking. $1000/mo + utils, available now. Close to amens. 604-671-8389
* RENOS * Bsmt refinish * Drywall * Bath Tiles * Windows * Doors * Stairs. Call Norm 604-437-1470
ROYAL STEAM CLEANING Carpet, house, office, window, wall cleaning 604-765-8054
POCO, Cidadel, 1BR, 650 sf, cln, quiet, incl sat TV, util, own w/d, N/s, N/p, Feb 1. 604-464-6141 POCO, NORTHSIDE. 2 BR, g/lvl. Gas f/p, garage, priv entry. $800. Ns/np. Feb 1. 604-942-9725 POCO SPACIOUS, renovated 3 BR, upper floor. Priv w/d, f/p, d/w, carport. $1,400/mo + ½ util. 1 year lease. Immed. 778-995-5260
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A.S.B.A. ENTERPRISE. Comm/ Res. Free Est. $25/hour includes supplies. Insured. 604-723-0162 EUROPEAN QUALITY Housecleaning, reliable, exp , ref’s avail, also Move In or Out, 604 760-7702 Exp’d ★ CLEANING ★ Ladies Home Apts, Offices, $18hr. Refs. 778-908-1216 or 604-537-8375 EXP’D CLEANING LADY 10 yrs exp., $21/hr, own supplies included. Call 604-374-5116
DALL’ANTONIA CONCRETE Friendly Family Run Business for over 40 years. 604-240-3408
BAJ MINI EXCAVATING: Water leak, sewer, oil tank, retain’g wall, concrete removal. 604-779-7816
#1113 LOW COST ELECTRIC Comm/Res/Panel change Heating. Lic & Bonded. 604-522-3435
YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guar’d. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899
DRAINAGE, SEWER & WATER video inspections & jack hammer Call Tobias 604.782.4322
VINCE’S MAGIC Contractor. Water leak investigations & repairs. Textured ceilings / drywall repairs 604-307-2295 / 778-340-5208
# 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
West Coast Cedar Installations New or repaired outdoor cedar ★ specialists since 1991 ★ 604-270-2358 or 604-788-6458
HANDYMAN Repairs & Reno’s Call Walter ★ 604-790-0842 •Int & Ext Painting •Pressure Washing •Tiling •Lam Flrs •Misc Repairs. Brian ★ 604-936-8966
Repairs & Staining Installation Free Estimates
Lawn & Garden
Stevie’s Handyman Services Big or Small, we do it ALL! Call Stevie • 778-997-0337
Trim/Prune hedges, rubbish removal, yard clean-up. Free Est. Winter Special. 604-710-9670
★ AMAZING TOUCH LAND’G ★ Bobcat, paving, retaining walls, turfing, planting. 604-889-4083 ★ OPERA LANDSCAPING ★ Bobcat, retaining walls, irrigation, paving, fences. 778-688-2444
Lawn & Garden
A Gardener & A Gentleman Lawn, garden, tree svcs. Pruning, yard clean-up, rubbish. 319-5302
Century Hardwood Floors
Renovations & Home Improvement
B&Y MOVING Over 10 yrs. Exp. • Licenced & Insured • Professional Piano Movers
$35/HOUR PER PERSON • 24/7 Abe Moving & Delivery and Rubbish Removal. 604-999-6020
Anvil Plumbing & Heating Ltd.
• Licensed Plumber • Gas Fitter 24 Hour Emergency Service
15% off all plumbing & heating calls
Res - Com Professional Service FLAT RATE 7 DAYS/WK Free Est Lic - Ins - Bonded
$69/HR Lic’d/Ins. Exp & friendly Clogged drains, plumbing, small jobs OK! Call 24/7! 604-805-2488
Oil Tank Removal
● Oil Tank Removal ● Recommended ● Insured ● Reasonable Rates
LICENSED PLUMBER & Gasfitter. BBQs, ranges, etc. Repairs, renos. VISA ok. 604-830-6617
PETKO the PLUMBER Cert. Res & Comm. All jobs & Renos’. Emergency 24/7 • Free Est. 604-468-3924 or 778-228-3924
CONFIDENT PAINTING LTD.
Int. & Ext. Specialist, 20 yrs exp. * Reas. Rates, High Quality * Fast, clean, with ref’s Licensed, Insured & WCB
A-1 PAINT CO.
Interior Repainting Free Est. - 15 Years Exp. Insured /WCB
Winter Specials 3 ROOMS 4 ROOMS $ 299 $379
Top Quality Quick Work
$35/HOUR PER PERSON • 24/7 Abe Moving & Delivery and Rubbish Removal. 604-999-6020
Interior Finishing Ltd
Complete Bathroom Reno’s Suites, Kitchens,Tiling, Skylights, Windows, Doors. 604-521-1567
HANDYMAN, Reno’s, Carpentry, H/W Flrs, Home Repairs, etc. Rob 604-307-6715 (Bby/New West/Coq)
WWW.TRAILERBINS.CA We Deliver - U Load We Haul Away. 5x9 Wheeled Bins $98 DISPOSAL BINS: All bins are $149 + dump fees. 604-306-8599 www.disposalking.com
J. PEARCE STUCCO CONTRACTING. 604-761-6079 www.stuccocontracting.com
$ BEST RATES $
Dangerous tree removal, pruning, topping, hedge trimming & stump grinding. Fully insured & WCB
Jerry 604-618-8585 Andrew 604-618-8585
A-1 TRI CRAFT TREE SERVICES (EST. 1986)
AFFORDABLE QUALITY ROOFING LTD.
“We Keep you Dry”
Don’t get caught by the rain! We also provide professional ‘Blown in Insulation’ FREE EST. NO HST!
25 Years in Business 25 Years workmanship warranty
Wildwood Tree Services, Exp Hedge Trimming and Removal & Tree Pruning. Free Est. 604-893-5745
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
Tried & True Since 1902
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Interior / Exterior • New construction/Renovations/ Additions • Drywall hanging/ taping • Foundations/ Framing • Flooring: laminates/ tiles •Licensed & Insured • Free Estimates Call 604-220-7422 or 778-960-4004
LOW COST CONSTRUCTION
40 years experience
Renos, additions, kitchens, basement suites, drywall, tiling - Low Cost
Scrap Car Removal
#1 FREE Scrap Vehicle Removal Ask about $500 Credit!!! $$ PAID for Some 604.683.2200 Roofing Experts 778-230-5717 Repairs/Re-Roof/New Roofs. All work Gtd. Free Est. Call Frank
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 SAVE on ROOFING - specialize in New/Reroof ★ Fully Ins. WCB. Senior Disc, Ref’s, Work Gtd, 24/7, Free Est. 778-892-1266
Trimax Roofing Ltd. Repairs, New & Re-roof, Repairs @$150, WCB Ins. wrk Guar. 604-856-4999
CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES
SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL
604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 2H
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Call Now: 780-6510
Sports & Imports
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Renovation & Remodelling Residntial & Commercial ❏ Bathroom ❏ Kitchen ❏ Basement Finishings ❏ Flooring ❏ Drywall Guar’d • Insured • Bonded Free Estimate • 604-377-2995
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FROM DESIGN TO FINISH
Complete Renos & Additions, incl.: Kitchen & Bath Improvements • Roofing • Sundecks • Door & Window Replacements
Magic Star Painting
Renovations & Home Improvement
TOTAL HOME RENOVATIONS Since 1983
604-724-3670 Painting/ Wallpaper
Disposal & Recycling
D & M RENOVATIONS, Flooring, tiling, finishing. Fully Insured. Top quality, quick work 604-724-3832
Fastback Moving & Rubbish. Social Services moves welcome! Insur. & registered. 604-836-8291
WEE HAUL Moving/Rubbish Removal Low Rates. 778-968-3001
Kitchen & Bath Renos Tiling, flooring, painting, plumbing, wiring, gutters ★ Small jobs welcome ★ Water damage work 24/7 ★ Insured, WCB
A1 CONTRACTING. Bsmt, bath, kitchen cabinets, tiling, painting & decks. Dhillon, 604-782-1936
Water Lines (without digging) Sewer Lines (without digging) Install. Drain tiles. 604-294-5300
TwoGuysWithATruck.ca Moving, Storage, Free EST 604-628-7136. Visa, OK
10% OFF WITH THIS AD www.604rubbish.com
A-LOCAL MOVERS. No job too small! Furniture assembly avail. Delivery & pick-up. 604-307-8603
BROTHERS MOVING & Delivery Local & Long Distance 604-720-0931 Best rate. firstname.lastname@example.org
Free Est’s • Large or Small Jobs
30 yrs exp. email@example.com
1 to 3 Men
All Renovations & Additions, Ins. Quality Work
1, 3, 5, 7 or 10 Ton $ From Licenced & Insured Local & Long Distance
604-RUBBISH MATCO DESIGN
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* We Remove & Recycle Anything*
Moving & Storage
8195 HEATING EXPERT!!! Boiler, Furnace, Fireplaces, Plumbing & Heating Repairs. 604-722-4322
DJ PAINTING, Int/Ext. Com/Res. Drywall repair. Free ests. Cell: 604-417-5917, 604-258-7300
Hardwood Floor Refinishing DRAIN TILES & WATER LINES Without Digging a Trench 604-294-5300
A1 Steve’s Gutter Cleaning & Repair from $98. Gutters vacuumed/hand clean. 604-524-0667
• Electrical Contractor • Residential/Commercial • Advanced Lighting Control
Experienced Movers ~ 2 Men $55 ~
Interior/Exterior Specialist Artistry of Hardwood Floors
Refinish, sanding, install, dustless Prof & Quality work 604-219-6944
Lawn & Garden • Clean-ups, Disposal, Pruning, GUTTERS Seniors Disc. Al @ 604-783-3142
INSTALLATION REFINISHING, Sanding. Free est, great prices. Satisfaction guar. 604-518-7508
WILDWOOD LANDSCAPING Tree & Hedge Pruning & Removal. Fall Cleanup. 604-893-5745
Many Years Experience Fully Insured Top Quality, Quick Work Free Estimate
3 ROOM Paint Special! $299. Includes paints & labor. Great Scott Ptg. 604-807-3708
We drop off • You ﬁll up • We haul away in 48 hours
www.disposalking.com • 604-306-8599
2006 WILDWOOD Trailer 25’ 10' w/ hitch, sleeps 6, 2 dr, full bath, kitchen, and walk about queen size bed. Plenty of storage.Asking $12,500. Call 604-322-3207
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WEEKLY SPECIALS 100% BC Owned and Operated Prices Effective Thursday, January 26 to Wednesday, February 1, 2012. We reserve the right to limit quantities. We reserve the right to correct printing errors.
Grocery Department Nature’s Path Organic Boxed Cereal
Whole Specialty Frying Chickens
Ritter Sport Chocolate Bars assorted varieties
Leclerc (Celebration, Praeventia or Vital) Cookies and Bars
smooth or crunchy
175-350g • product of Canada
2L • product of Canada
45-51g • product of USA
package of 12
Amy’s Kitchen Frozen Pot Pies assorted varieties
213-227g • product of USA
Stash Premium Organic Tea
340g • product of Canada
Cranberry Raisin Cookies
739ml • product of USA
Simply Pure Cheese
150g • product of Canada
Organic Multigrain Bread
Seventh Generation Liquid Dish Detergents
LaraBar Energy Bars
170g • product of USA
Hardbite Potato Chips
18 count • product of USA
Dr. Bronners’ Baby Pure-Castile Soap Dr. Bronner’s Baby Mild contains no fragrance. Great for people who have allergies or sensitive skin. All oils and essential oils are certified organic.
Natural Factors RX Omega-3 Bonus Size An excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids to help improve skin, reduce inflammation and keep cholesterol levels in check.
Rice Spinach and Onion Quiche
regular retail price
Health Care Department
Nature Clean Liquid Laundry Detergent
3L • product of Canada
Choices Markets West 57th Anniversary
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Annie’s Homegrown Classic and Organic Pasta & Sauce
398ml • product of USA
Vitala Omega-3 Free Run Large Eggs
Certified Organic, California Grown
2L product of Canada
Seedless Green Sugarone Grapes
Amy’s Kitchen Organic Soups
skim, 1, 2 or 3.25%
package of 3
Sweet Navel Oranges from Johanssen Ranch
Kans Spinach and Kale Bhajias, or Squash Fritters with Flax Seeds
Dairyland Fresh Milk
Newly improved for you!
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Chapman's Premium Ice Cream
Spring Creek Inside Round Stewing Beef
Silver Hills Sprouted Grains Bread
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