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The Burnaby Teachers’ Association is targeting the offices of two local Liberal MLAs in the midst of the ongoing labour dispute between the B.C. Teachers’ Federation and the provincial government. On Wednesday, about a dozen teachers and association representatives rallied in front of Richard Lee’s Brentwood-area MLA office. They stood along Willingdon Avenue, waving placards and eliciting honks from sympathetic drivers. “We want a negotiated settlement, not a legislated one,” said Richard Storch, president of the Burnaby Teachers’ Association. Storch expressed concerns that the provincial government may bring an end to the labour dispute using legislation. The B.C. Public School Employers’ Association and the BCTF have made little progress at the bargaining table, where they’ve been trying to negotiate a new contract for B.C. teachers since spring. The government recently appointed Trevor Hughes, an Rallies Page 9

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Sign language: From left, Irene Lanzinger, former president of the B.C. Teachers’ Federation, with Burnaby teacher Antonella

Garcia and Burnaby Teachers’ Association vice-president James Sanyshyn at a Feb. 15 rally outside MLA Richard Lee’s office in Burnaby, urging the province to stick to negotiating rather than legislating an end to the labour dispute with teachers.

Former AGs push for pot to be legalized Janaya Fuller-Evans staff reporter

Four of the province’s former attorneys general want marijuana legalized to curb gang activity associated with the illegal drug trade. New Westminster’s Graeme Bowbrick, along with Colin Gabelmann, Ujjal Dosanjh, and Geoff Plant, signed an open letter on the issue, addressed to Premier Christy Clark and B.C. New Democrat leader Adrian Dix. The letter was posted on the Stop the Violence B.C. coalition’s website on

Tuesday. The letter from the attorneys general endorsed the coalition and urged the politicians to endorse legalizing, regulating and taxing pot. “The case demonstrating the failure and harms of marijuana prohibition is airtight,” the letter stated. “The evidence? Massive profits for organized crime, widespread gang violence, easy access to illegal cannabis for our youth, reduced community safety, and significant – and escalating – costs to taxpayers.” The criminal justice system is overburdened and needs to focus its resources on

serious crime, according to Neil Boyd, a professor with Simon Fraser University’s school of criminology. Boyd joined the Stop the Violence B.C. coalition after being approached by Dr. Evan Wood, who started the coalition. Boyd has advocated for marijuana law reform for many years, he said. “Unlike the other illegal drugs, which are used by less than one per cent of the population, marijuana is used by more than 10 per cent of the population,” he said. “Given that it isn’t nearly as dangerous a drug, for most people in most circumstances, from a public health perspective, as

alcohol or tobacco.” It makes more sense to regulate and tax it, Boyd added, particularly because under prohibition it is a driving force for gang violence. “Of course, in an illegal industry, you can’t go to the Better Business Bureau to complain about the conduct of your associates, you can’t go to court for damages,” he said. “So in some circumstances, violence is the end result.” The attorneys general released the letter following a number of public shootings in Pot Page 8

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Minister challenged to visit ‘needy’ district Jennifer Moreau staff reporter

Local school board chair Larry Hayes wants Education Minister George Abbott to visit Burnaby to get a sense of how needy the school district is. “Let’s get out on the streets of Burnaby and see what’s really going on,” Hayes said in his latest public address. Hayes’ invitation was made in response to some of Abbott’s statements on why Burnaby gets the lowest per pupil funding in the province. According to the district, Burnaby gets $7,565 for each student, when additional funding for things like special needs and aboriginal students is factored in, while the provincial average is $8,472. “(Abbott) made a number of outlandish comments to the local media that had many of us scratching our heads in disbelief,” Hayes said. “Burnaby gets the lowest per-student funding in the province, and it’s not because we have the least need, as

Minister Abbott contests.” years. According to Hayes, more than 4,700 “When comparing Burnaby to other dislocal students are learning English as a tricts, it’s important to remember that all second language, which is twice the pro- districts receive the same basic per student vincial average and 20 per cent of amount as well as supplemental the district’s student population. amounts based on a number of Burnaby also has a high number factors. As an urban district with of refugee students with complex comparatively less special needs needs. enrolment, Burnaby receives less “Recent statistics show that supplemental funding than other Burnaby has the second highdistricts and accordingly receives a est rate of child poverty in the lower average per pupil amount.” Metro Vancouver area and the According to Abbott, averthird highest in the province,” age base per-pupil funding has Hayes added. “Enough for you, increased by more than 30 per Mr. Minister?” cent from $5,854 in 2000/01 to The province funds a base per$7,676 in 2011/12, and operatpupil amount for all students in Larry Hayes ing funding in Burnaby has gone B.C., but districts get extra money from $140.8 million in 2000/01 to help pay for things like support to an estimated $192.8 million in for students with special needs or English 2011/12, an increase of nearly $52 million language learners. – or nearly 37 per cent. In an emailed statement to the NOW, “In 2011/12, the Burnaby school disAbbott said that funding for Burnaby has trict received $6.3 million in supplemental increased significantly over the past 10 funding for English language learning stu-

dents – this is more than Coquitlam, North Vancouver and New Westminster school districts,” he said. The Education Ministry recently introduced changes to the funding formula that will benefit Burnaby and provide an additional $240,000 in transportation funding phased in over the next three years and $429,000 in a vulnerable student supplement over the next two years, Abbott added. “I applaud the board of education and the teachers and staff of the Burnaby school district for their ongoing hard work on behalf of the students of Burnaby,” he said. Abbott said he plans to visit Burnaby on April 2 for the official opening of the Burnaby Central Secondary. “I look forward to this opportunity to meet with the board of education, teachers, students and staff to discuss how we can work together to improve our education system and provide the students of Burnaby with the best education possible,” he said.

Heritage gate on the move

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At left, Trees along Canada Way came down Tuesday to make way for roadwork as part of the ongoing Highway 1 construction. Below left, Ministry of Transportation tree fallers were on scene. Below, the heritage wall and gate from the W.J. Mathers estate is being moved.

Janaya Fuller-Evans staff reporter

The heritage gate and wall from the W. J. Mathers estate near the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts is on the move. The gate and wall for the estate, also known as Altnadene, is being moved closer to the Mathers house during the next two months and will be restored. “It’s a better setting,” Jim Wolf, the city’s heritage planner, said last February. He added that the gate is currently right by Canada Way. “At present it does look rather neglected,” he said. Currently a portion of the gate and wall are buried under three or four feet of fill, he explained, and the gate cannot be restored where it is, because of its proximity to the road. “We always planned to move it away from the road,” Wolf said. Council approved the project last February, with $175,000 from the city’s gaming funds provided to complete it. The provincial government is also providing funding for the heritage revitalization project, part of the agreement with Burnaby for the Route 1 Gateway Project Currently, roadwork construction is taking place at the intersection of Canada Way and Kensington Avenue as part of the highway improvement project. B.C. Ministry of Transportation staff was removing trees from the area on Tuesday. www.twitter.com/janayafe 6

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Hopefully, seniors plan isn’t all campaign talk citizens. The political campaign cliché used to Ombudsperson Kim Carter’s 448-page be a photo of a candidate kissing a baby. Now it might as well be one of a politireport, The Best of Care: Getting it Right for Seniors in British Columbia includes cian hugging a senior citizen. 176 recommendations. The report comes Yes, you know it’s campaign time when the Liberals roll out after a three-year investigation into the care of seniors in B.C. promises to senior citizens. Burnaby NOW Of course there are the heart Premier Christy Clark has rolled out a new list of promisrending stories of married es for seniors in B.C. via Health Minister senior couples having to be housed in Mike de Jong following a hefty report separate facilities, seniors billed beyond from B.C.’s ombudsperson on how govtheir means, and seniors who are simply ernment has failed the province’s senior not getting the care they need in nursing

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homes. Some of these cases are due to a lack of funding and resources, while others are due to a bureaucratic maze of conflicting regulations and authorities. But whatever the reason for the neglect, what seniors need are not more promises but concrete action. One of de Jong’s promises deserves, at first blush, kudos. The minister says an independent seniors’ advocate will be appointed. That is a hopeful sign. A seniors’ advocate, if as good as the current represen-

tative for children and youth, could at least keep the spotlight on seniors’ issues in between election seasons. Will it all add up to a more transparent, responsive and compassionate environment for senior citizens? Promises have been made and broken before, but we’d like to believe that this time, with Kim Carter’s blueprint for change, government will wade in and really fix the system. After all, we’re all going to need it sooner or later.

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ranted, I come to the pot party conversation late. I’ve never smoked the stuff – despite my mother’s undying belief that I must have been partaking during my high school days. What else, she must have thought, could have explained my love of Janis Joplin and giving her the stink-eye everytime she asked me to clean my room? Although Joplin’s favourite substance appeared to be Southern Comfort. While my high school friends developed close relationships with their very own “dealers,” I blithely thought the whole fad would just go away. Apparently not. Whenever we run a story with pot involved, marijuana liberators from around the world send emails decrying anti-pot laws. Again, I thought the campaign for legal pot would die out. Again, apparently not. Now we have former B.C. attorneys general asking the government to decriminalize pot. And it’s not like these guys are all left-wingers. Although I don’t think there are any true

conservatives in the bunch. The former AGs basically argue for decriminalization in order to cut down on crime. Gangs are fuelled by drug sales, and, by the AGs’ logic, if you legalize and regulate pot sales it will reduce the profit motive for gangs to get involved. And that in turn will reduce drug turf wars and shootings. There’s some logic to that – although I’m sure the thugs will just diversify their holdings into more ecstacy or meth, or the next ugly habit-forming substance. Proponents of legalizing and regulating pot argue that it will reduce cases in the justice system – although one suspects those cases will soon be replaced by more impaired driving cases and folks charged with selling it on the black market or to underage smokers. Of course, the government will also get some much-needed dough by taxing pot sales, and heaven knows how many new jobs will be produced, not to mention the spin-off of advertising and branding, etc. etc. Who needs liquified gas when one has pot? But what about higher medical costs and lost productivity? Smoking pot can’t be good in the long term for one’s lungs, and surely, being stoned – however mildly – doesn’t translate into a more alert or aware population.

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Burnaby NOW • Friday, February 17, 2012 • A07

“THE RESULTS

SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES”

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR No hope for the Liberals continued from page 6

Conservative coalition government. When the coalition ended, New Westminster went opposition socialist as the Social Credit government of W.A.C. Bennett won in 1952. In that election for New Westminster, CCF (meaning NDP) Rae Eddie became the MLA from 1952 to 1969. Then Dennis Cocke (NDP) 1969 to 1986, Anita Hagen (NDP) 1986 to 1996, Graeme Bowbrick (NDP) 1996 to 2001, Joyce Murray (Liberal) 2001 to 2005, Chuck Puchmayr (NDP) 2005 to 2009, Dawn Black (NDP) 2009 to present. Black is not running again. A Liberal was only elected here once, when the NDP was embarrassed down to two seats provincially. It returned to the old pattern in the next election. This time around, since the unwritten voter coalition of LiberalConservative voting is over, it could be a predictable win for the NDP again. However, non-NDPers can take hope in a few things. There has been a gradual demographic change in New Westminster. The hundreds that have given up locally and who do not bother to vote anymore might become roused to vote this time, now that there is a true Conservative choice. Additionally, some NDP vote might come my way, considering how the NDP leadership rudely cast aside Dawn Black as part of the ousted Carole James group. In conclusion, analyst Keith Baldrey is correct when he says, “a stench of sorts begins to envelop a government, and it can be very hard to get rid of it.” Paul Forseth, B.C. Conservative candidate

What’s with all the pink? Dear Editor:

Now I can’t speak for all guys, and I think it has nothing to do with sexuality per se, nor to sexual preference, and it certainly has nothing to do with environmental or social conditioning, but I have never liked the colour pink (except on the golf course, for some undefined reason). Can anyone explain to me why, when pink is generally considered a favourite of girls, and the favoured colour at the gay pride parades worldwide, that it is used as a colour to represent an anti-bullying

Do we really need another state-sanctioned numbing substance? And that’s not even including the plethora of things that drug companies push. Perhaps we’re already

Burnaby NOW for many years and the results speak for themselves. The monthly Heights supplement or the regular paper gives us the results we are looking for.”

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‘Muzzling’ not a new idea Dear Editor:

Re: the political cartoon on in the Feb. 10 edition of the Burnaby NOW: While the cartoon shows the “save the gun registry” folks being “muzzled” during the upcoming vote – that is precisely what the Liberals (and later, the NDP) leaders did to their minions during previous votes on the long-gun registry. Therefore, “What is sauce for the goose” should definitely be sauce for the gan … uh … gun … der!

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Who’s worse than Canada? Dear Editor:

Re: Expert says oil supply could be exported, Burnaby NOW, Feb. 8. Could Robyn Allan be wrong when she says: “This situation actually goes against the announced policy of Prime Minister Harper in 2008”? The stated policy is quoted as “a reelected Conservative government would prohibit bitumen exports to countries that don’t have emission reduction targets equivalent to Canada’s.” Didn’t Canada just withdraw from the Kyoto Protocol – largely because instead of reducing our emission to six per cent below the 1990 level we increased them by 24 per cent? How could there be a country with a worse reduction record? So did she mean that we have to struggle to find a country with a equivalently bad record? China, perhaps? Paul Bjarnason, Burnaby

Pot: Past the point of no return? continued from page 6

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theme? Is it because it has nothing to do with bullying in the wider concept, but everything to do with bullying of those perceived as being “gay”? Now I don’t really care either way, but I think it somewhat ingenuous of the schools, teachers and school board to try to hoist their particular preferences on us. Also, I find it odd that the artist known as Lady Gaga would be used as an example of probity to our daughters (not to mention our sons). By the way, who pays for all the T-shirts and production costs? Would some investigative reporter at the NOW be curious enough to give us a financial breakdown on all this nonsense?

past the point of no return on pot. Perhaps we were when I was in high school – which was a long time ago. And, perhaps, compared to alcohol, it’s a

better choice of numbing agent. Perhaps, Janis Joplin would still be alive if she’d loved pot more than Southern Comfort. Pat Tracy is the editor of Burnaby NOW and The Record.

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Pot: Premier stays out of debate continued from page 1

Vancouver and Surrey during the past month, which police have indicated are likely gang-related. The most high profile incident was the shooting death of Sandip Duhre at the Wall Centre Hotel in Vancouver on Jan. 17. The letter asks that the provincial politicians encourage the federal government to get rid of minimum sentences for minor and non-violent marijuana-related offences, and focus on taxing and regulating marijuana to “protect community health and safety while at the same time undermining gang profits.” However, Boyd thinks it is unlikely that the current federal government will make the changes, as the Conservative government is moving forward on its proposed crime bill, which would require a minimum term of six months in jail for anyone found in possession of more than six pot plants. But governments change, he added. As well as endorsing the Stop the Violence coalition – composed of academics, current and former police officers, doctors and others who see a link between marijuana prohibition and gang violence – the attorneys general pointed out that B.C.’s Health Officers Council and the Fraser Institute both support the taxation and regulation of marijuana. The letter also mentioned a recent Angus Reid poll, commissioned by the coalition, that found that 77 per cent of British Columbians did not agree that marijuana possession should be a criminal offence and that 78 per cent said they were dissatisfied with the way politicians at the provincial level responded to problems stemming from the illegal marijuana industry. “Laws that more aggressively enforce prohibition are obviously not the solution,” Graeme Bowbrick, attorney general from 2000 to 2001, said in the release. “It’s time for our politicians to listen to their constituents and reconsider our failed approach to

cannabis policy.” The attorneys general are not the only public and political figures calling for an end to marijuana prohibition. Last month, the federal Liberal Party voted in favour of marijuana legalization, and last fall, four former Vancouver mayors also endorsed an end to prohibition. Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan told the NOW last fall that he could not endorse the legalization of marijuana in an official capacity but said on a personal level he thought the government should end the prohibition on pot. A decision to legalize marijuana has to come from the federal government, Premier Christy Clark said at a press conference on Tuesday, adding that she won’t get involved. “I am going to leave the marijuana debate to the federal government,” Clark said. The NDP has said that marijuana should be decriminalized. Clark refused to answer a question from reporters on whether she’d smoked marijuana. Dix said he had once, in 1989, and he didn’t enjoy it. Julie Di Mambro, press secretary for federal justice minister Rob Nicholson, did not address the issue of legalization in her statement to the NOW but made it clear things are not going to change any time soon. “Our government is committed to ensuring criminals are held fully accountable for their actions and that the safety and security of law-abiding Canadians come first in Canada’s judicial system,” she wrote in an email. “We will continue to fight crime and protect Canadians so that our communities are safe places for people to live, raise their families and do business.” For the entire open letter from the attorneys general, go to www.stoptheviolence bc.org and click on the link for Former Attorneys General Endorse Stop the Violence B.C. – with files from the Victoria Times Colonist

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Burnaby NOW • Friday, February 17, 2012 • A09

More whooping cough cases in region But isolated cases throughout the region may not mean that an outbreak has spread

Richard T. Lee,

Christina Myers

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The isolated pocket of about 20 cases of whooping cough in Hope at the start of the year has travelled to nearby Chilliwack – and grown to more than 100 cases. And there could well be significantly more cases that are going unidentified and unreported. “The true number is probably about three times that,” said Dr. Elizabeth Brodkin, medical health officer with the Fraser Health Authority. She said that while most cases of whooping cough, or pertussis, are recognizable by an extremely persistent cough marked with a “whoop” noise when the patient tries to catch their breath, some cases don’t develop that cough. “It may not always be recognized … or not reported,” she said. “It starts out exactly like a cold – aches, pains, cough. But the cough goes on and on and on and on in most patients.” Coughing can become so bad that it can lead to vomiting. On top of the cases around Chilliwack, there have also been a handful of cases that have popped up in Abbotsford, Maple Ridge, Surrey and Burnaby, but it’s not clear that those are part of the Fraser Valley outbreak. “There are a few cases each year, so those may be part of the normal (annual) cases that we’d see anyway,” Brodkin told the NOW. Brodkin said the outbreak is most likely due to reduced immunity in the population at large. Vaccination protection tapers off after about five years, and most adults get a natural “booster” from being exposed to the disease, but there

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Outbreak: Most of this year’s pertussis cases have been in Hope and Chilliwack, but there are isolated cases throughout the region. Unreported cases could triple the number.

hasn’t been an outbreak in about 10 years. But adult immunity is important – though it can be uncomfortable and take a long time to recover from, pertussis is not typically fatal for adults. However, it can be particularly dangerous for infants and young children. Brodkin said about half of young infants who contract it will end up hospitalized; of all infant cases, between one to two per cent will be fatal. “It can really be bad for infants; there is one infant (in Fraser Health Authority) that has been in ICU since before Christmas,” said Brodkin. In the Hope and Chilliwack area, the health authority has rolled out a program to offer vaccination to adults to help protect infants who slowly develop an increasing immunity to per-

tussis through a series of vaccinations over the first few months of life. Though parents outside that area, like those here in Burnaby, are not able to access free vaccination like parents in Chilliwack and Hope, Brodkin said it may be a good idea for adults generally to look into getting a booster. “If I was a parent of a young child, I’d be thinking about it,” she said, noting that many family doctors and pharmacists are able to offer the vaccination by purchase. In fact, the question of whether or not adults in B.C. should be routinely offered a booster for pertussis is being discussed by a working group right now, she said. Currently, pertussis immunizations are given to infants, to children in kindergarten and again for youth in Grade 9.

Rallies: Teachers target Burnaby MLAs’ offices for protests continued from page 1

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islated,” she said. And Storch fears the same could happen this round. The last time the B.C. government appointed a fact finder was in the 2005 dispute, he said. The Burnaby Teachers’ Association also plans to rally at MLA Harry Bloy’s Burnaby-

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Burnaby NOW • Friday, February 17, 2012 • A11

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MOVERS & SHAKERS Janaya Fuller-Evans

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At the helm:

John Fraissinet is the new president of Digital Payment Technologies. Fraissinet served on the company’s board and decided to leave retirement to take up the president’s spot.

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urnaby-based Williams and White Machine Inc. has twice the chance of winning at the Small Business B.C. Successful You Awards this year. The family-owned manufacturing company, which has been in Burnaby for more than 50 years, is a finalist in the Best Company and Best Employer categories. The other finalists in the Best Company category are Vij’s Restaurant, Idea Rebel and AspenClean in Vancouver, and Discover Trekking Outfitters Ltd. in Campbell River. In the Best Employer category, the other finalists are Eclipse Awards, Nurses Next Door Home Care Services and The Elements Society in Vancouver, and Tinhorn Creek Vineyards in Oliver. The winners will be announced at the ninth annual Successful You Awards ceremony on Tuesday, Feb. 28, held from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Pan Pacific Hotel in Vancouver. The keynote speaker is former Canuck Trevor Linden.

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A children’s art studio in Burnaby Heights is offering spring break camps and workshops in March. 4Cats Capitol Hill is holding camps for kids ages 5 to 12 over spring break, according to owner Maggie Murphy. Camps include the Mix-it-Up Camp, which incorporates pâpier maché, sculpture and painting; Star Force Camp, where you create your own stop-motion animation film and create other science fictioninspired projects; and Alexander Calder and the Circus Camp, where kids will paint, sculpt and construct a Calder-inspired mobile. Registration for the camps has started on the studio’s website, at www.4cats.com/capitolhill-camps. The studio is also planning workshops for the last Friday of the break, such as the build a bunny workshop, clay wheel ladybug workshop, and paint splatter workshops. Registration for workshops is available online. Movers and Shakers Page 12

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Surviving the economic turmoil Company challenged by the downturn in the U.S. economy but looking forward to a good year in 2012 Janaya Fuller-Evans staff reporter

John Fraissinet had retired from his career in the technology sector when he heard that Digital Payment Technologies was looking for a new CEO. The Burnaby parking payment technology company had a difficult year last year, as most of its customers are based in the United States and have been badly hit by the economic turmoil there. Fraissinet had been on the board for nearly seven years and was familiar with the business. The previous CEO, Andrew Scott, knew him from another company and brought him on board, he says. “I’ve been in the technology business forever,” Fraissinet says, adding that he started with IBM in New Mexico in 1980. He left IBM to move to California when the personal computer was introduced, and he worked at a number of companies over the years as a sales representative, manager and vice-president. He moved to Vancouver to work at C8 Software, which later became Crystal Decisions. After that, Fraissinet joined a startup company called Galeforce Solutions,

working there for about three years, and someone else parks there before the time retired five years ago. runs out – each vehicle has to pay. “I was on a couple of boards, and that’s Another recent innovation for the comhow I got involved with Digital,” he says. pany is software and Smartphone applica“I was happily enjoying retirement, and tions that allow customers to extend their that’s when they asked me to step in, in parking time by phone, instead of running September. out to the meter. “I’ve always been interested But as the company’s clients “Last year was a are primarily in the U.S., it has in the company, and the people here, and the technology and bit of a difficult been affected by the neighbourproducts we offer,” Fraissinet economy. year for everyone ing“Last adds. year was a bit of a difin the industry, Digital Payment Technoloficult year for everyone in the gies develops parking pay staprimarily because industry, primarily because of tions for colleges and universithe U.S. economy, so it was kind of the U.S. ties, parking companies, parks of a flat year for us,” he says. and municipalities, including But Fraissinet is optimistic economy, so it White Rock. about 2012. was kind of a flat The focus at the company has “We finished the year in pretchanged slightly since Fraissinet ty good shape, but we thought, year for us.” took the helm, he says. you know, 2012 is going to be JOHN FRAISSINET “Whenever you have a new the year that we take some big Digital Payment Technologies CEO come in, you want to put initiatives,” he says. your own stamp on things,” A few key investors are closFraissinet says. “I think what we’ve done ing their investments, so the company is is just try to get the company a bit more looking for new ones this year, Fraissinet focused than we were in terms of the prod- adds. uct line.” “We’ve got a lot of people interested in The company has recently developed putting money in the company,” he says, licence-plate enabled parking, which uses adding this will help fund the company’s the licence plate number rather than a stall research and development. number or parking space to identify what “We’re pretty excited about that,” he vehicles have paid for parking. says. “We’ve got a great team, and I think This also allows the operator to bring in we’ve got a platform from which to launch more money, as customers can no longer right now in 2012.” pay for time on the meter and pass it on if jfuller-evans@burnabynow.com


A12 • Friday, February 17, 2012 • Burnaby NOW

Movers & Shakers: Hemlock finds new ways to help the environment continued from page 11

Hemlock thinking green

Burnaby’s Hemlock Printers is working to offset climate change with its carbon-neutral printing program, Zero. The company has offered clients the option of offsetting the emissions associated with their print job over the past two years. Thus far it has printed six million carbon-neutral pieces for more than 465 projects, according to a press release from the company. This has offset more than 1,700 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions, the release added. The program is a partnership with Offsetters, a Canadian carbon management solutions provider. To calculate what it would take for a

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Bank machine pilot project at city facilities

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Display explores richness of Japanese cloths Theresa McManus EDMONDS EXPRESS

Burnaby residents are invited to discover and explore the whimsical humor and refined sophistication of cloths that are a part of Japanese life. Until March 24, the National Nikkei Museum is hosting an exhibit Tenugui: Design Excellence in Japanese Daily Life. "It's the original multipurpose textile," said a press release from Nikkei Place. "While tenugui literally means "hand towel" in Japanese, these colourful cotton cloths are also used as

headbands or scarves, for cleaning or wrapping gifts – and even for advertising. With over 200 cloths on display, visitors to this special exhibit will be dazzled by the rich colours and endless variety of patterns found in this unique art form." According to Nikkei Centre, tenugui have been used in Japan for more than a thousand years. "Cloth was precious, and they were originally used in the eighth century as special accessories for Shinto rituals," said the press release. "In the 17th century, when the production of

cotton increased dramatically in Japan, people, were able to use the cloths in their daily lives. Woodblock prints and kabuki posters help to illustrate their many uses in homes, businesses or theatre." Nowadays, tenugui cloths can be found in thousands of designs and patterns, with special patterns being created for different seasons and special occasions. Tenugui: Design Excellence in Japanese Daily Life features new designs to celebrate the Year of the Dragon in 2012, dying tools and

stencils, and a video showcasing the Chusen technique. Chusen, a stencil and dye-pouring technique, led to an increase in the number of tenugui that are readily available and allowed designers to incorporate multiple colours and sensitive shading. The exhibit is showing at the National Nikkei Museum until March 24, at #120-6688 Southoaks Cres. For more information, call 604-777-7000. The museum is open Tuesday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Burnaby dancers on the stage

More than 50 dancers of all ages will be taking to the stage for Douglas Ballet Academy’s first full-length ballet production. The Burnaby-based dance school is staging Coppelia on Feb. 25 and 26 at the Inlet Theatre in Port Moody. The show features all levels of dancers, from those in just their second year of training to young women who have danced at Douglas Ballet Academy since its doors first opened. Alongside the students will be three guest artists and three academy teachers. “Dancing not only for

but also with their teachers builds in the students a sense of camaraderie and establishes a close connection among all the participants,” a press release notes. Douglas Ballet Academy was established in 1992 by KellyDouglas,aVancouvertrained dancer and teacher who also studied with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, the Banff School of Fine Arts and Les Grands Ballets Canadiens. It first found a house in the basement of a church on Cliff Avenue and has now grown to a studio with 13 teachers and 350 students, offering classes in ballet, jazz, tap, musical theatre, street jazz and Irish dancing. Douglas is working alongside veteran dancer and Robert Policarpio, along with a host of teach-

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.C.’s watchdog for children and youth made a special trip to Burnaby’s Byrne Creek Secondary Friday, Feb. 10. Mary Ellen TurpelLafond was the main speaker at a forum on poverty, held at Byrne Creek. The teachers from Byrne Creek organized the forum to bring youth together to build awareness around poverty issues, and more than 100 students from Burnaby and Coquitlam attended. Local MLA Raj Chouhan spoke at the forum, as did Surrey MLA Jagrup Brar. Brar recently completed a month-long challenge to live on welfare to get an idea of what it was like to be poor.

Mutual aid

Four Grade 7 students at Burnaby’s St. Helen’s School have been busy raising money for Seymour Elementary in Vancouver. Alyssa Sommer, Anita Didak, Bianca Moretto and Sophia Govorcin held an ice-skating fundraiser recently in Vancouver and raised $655 for Seymour.

Last year, Seymour teacher Carrie Gelson issued a public plea for help on behalf of students who needed basic things like shoes, socks and snacks. The St. Helen’s students called the fundraiser Schools Helping Schools, Kids Helping Kids.

Musical boost

Alpha Secondary recently won a collection of musical instruments in a MusiCounts contest. About a quarter of Alpha’s 850 students are enrolled in music programs. The prize pack is valued at more than $12,000 and includes a drum kit, a digital piano, a synthesizer and amps.

PADS names new director The Burnaby-based group that trains dogs to help people with mobility or hearing challenges has a new person at the helm. Laura Watamanuk is the new executive director at Pacific Assistance Dogs Society, replacing outgoing Kevin Pidwerbeski. The non-profit group said the board is focusing on generating revenue and that they need “renewed leadership.” PADS trains assistance dogs to help people with disabilities. The dogs can perform a variety of tasks, like picking up objects, turning on

lights or pulling wheelchairs up hills. PADS is often looking for volunteer puppy-raisers. For more on the group, go to www.pads.ca.

Students on air

If you tune into CBC on March 29, you’ll catch the work of local Burnaby students. Eight Burnaby youth were chosen for CBC’s annual News Day in B.C. In all, 30 B.C. students were chose more than 250 hopefuls. The Burnaby participants are Megan Arora, Allison Graham, Hyunsoo Kanyamuna, Umang Khandelwal, Danielle Kyei, Amar Mangat, Olivia Pink and Raisa Shabbir. They get a full day of training at CBC in Vancouver, and they’ll spend the upcoming weeks researching, writing and assembling stories for broadcast on radio and TV. They also get a $1,000 scholarship from Sylvan Leaning for their post-secondary education. For more on News Day in B.C., go to www.cbc. ca/bc/newsday. Do you have an item for Here & Now? Send ideas to Jennifer, jmoreau@burnaby now.com. You can also follow her on Twitter, @ JenniferMoreau, or check out her blog at www.burnaby now.com.

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A picture is worth a thousand words – and thanks to modern technology, those words can travel around the world. The Burnaby NOW’s online reader-submitted photo galleries are an increasingly popular way to share photos with not just local neighbours but with the whole world. With a variety of themes – from the great outdoors, to top-notch student suc-

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What do you want to do with the rest of your life? Are you facing barriers reconnecting to the community, especially after retirement, loss, caregiving, etc.? We are starting a FREE and exciting series of workshops especially designed for older adults. Frequency: once a week for 8 weeks Location: 106-2101 Holdom Avenue, Burnaby, BC (next to the Holdom Skytain Station) When: Starting Friday, March 2, 2012 from 10am to Noon Reconnect with your community, make friends, learn about volunteering and thoroughly enjoy yourselfs. For further information and/or to register. Phone 604-291-2258 Mon, wed, Fri 9am-1pm (Note: Messages machine will be returned ASAP) Email: bsoss@telus.net www.bsoss.org/index.php/bsoss-programs

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Burnaby musicians will be in the spotlight for a special memorial tribute concert. The Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra is presenting Eternal Light on Sunday, Feb. 19 at 7:30 p.m. at the Orpheum Theatre in Vancouver. The concert is a tribute commemorating the 10th anniversary of the death of maestro Wallace Leung, a conductor, music director, violinist and teacher who died suddenly at the age of 33. “Wallace Leung was a remarkable musician, whose passion and dedication made an indelible

contribution to the lives of music director Leslie Dala his students, friends and – including Beethoven’s colleagues,” said Joseph Symphony No. 5 and Brahms’ Elworthy, a Burnaby native Violin Concerto. The concert will open and executive director of withtheorchestra’s the Vancouver premiere of John Academy of Music, Estacio’s Eternal in a press release. Light, a work that “He accomwas written in plished more in his memory of Leung. short years than Elworthy will permany achieve in a form the piece’s lifetime, and I am opening and closvery grateful we ing cello solo. have the opportuAlso onstage nity to pay tribute to his legacy.” Joseph Elworthy for the occasion will be Burnaby’s To honour his Academy director Vivian Liu, a 14legacy, the young rising stars of the orchestra year-old violinist who has will perform a program of already appeared as a solomeaningful works under the ist with the Vancouver baton of recently appointed Symphony Orchestra.

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Rooftop patio offers up rare outdoor space for entertaining, relaxing It took less than three weeks for this six-year-old South Slope townhouse to be snapped up, selling for just shy of a half million dollars at almost-asking price. With two bedrooms and den, the private rooftop patio was a unique feature offered in only two of the building’s units.

■ Location: South Slope (Burnaby South) at 7428 Southwynde Ave. ■ Style: Townhouse with two bedrooms and den, two bathrooms and a total size of 1,163 sq. ft. ■ Listed: Dec. 22 for $498,000 ■ Sold: Jan. 11 for $493,800 ■ B.C. Assessment: $504,000 (2012) Agents Listing agent: Brian Vidas, Sutton Centre Realty Buyers’ agent: Michael Dickie, Coldwell Banker Westburn Realty

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ing better drained and into manageable shapes because it’s a very slow and re-laid upside down process, the as a base for a plants adapt top layer of soil “People who well. or compost. wanted to put Moisture A Burnaby gardener in a garden bed was also a problem in who does this or path last fall a Chilliwack warns that if garden. The couch grass is … have a secmade growing in the ond chance now gardener a pond in the lawn all those roots must be before the grow- worst wet then dug removed before ing season really spot, rock pits in the using the turf. starts.” other swampy Couch grass places. He is not only used the soil to very resilient ANNE MARRISON raise his flower and fast-growcolumnist beds. ing, it can also A Mission punch through gardener had problem landscape fabric with its with runoff when he put in needle-pointed root-ends. A Maple Ridge gardener who plants on soil with a high water table makes a point of mulching his gardens each year. Gradually the garden beds are a little more elevated and becom-

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What’s up this weekend? We’re continuing with our popular fea- are available at the door or ahead of time at the church office. Doors open at 7 p.m., ture – our staff’s Top 5 (Or More) Things and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. Call 604To Do This Weekend. For the Feb. 17 to 434-8323. 19 weekend, we have … Get out and support the Simon Fraser Get out and read with your kids at University women’s basketball team at the Burnaby Public Library, which its annual Pink Zone game in support of offers storytime events on Saturday, breast cancer research. All proceeds from Feb. 18 and 25. The McGill branch (4595 merchandise sales will be donated to the Albert St.) offers a half-hour of stories, B.C. Cancer Foundation. SFU will take on books and singing for children aged four Northwest Nazarene in the to six from 11 to 11:30 a.m., West Gym on Saturday, Feb. as well as a Man in the Moon 18 at 7 p.m. storytime from 2 to 2:45 p.m. for newborns up to 18 months Get out and celebrate who are accompanied by Icelandic Thorrablot at the their dads, uncles, stepdads, Scandinavian Community foster dads, grandfathers or centre at 6540 Thomas St. on other male caregivers. The Saturday, Feb. 18. The event, Tommy Douglas branch (7311 which is in honour of an Kingsway) also offers a Man Icelandic midwinter festival, in the Moon Storytime on features cocktails at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18 and 25 from and dinner at 7 p.m. For more 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., during information call 604-515-1224. (or more) which time kids will hear stoGet out and see a local Things to do ries, songs and rhymes. preschool’s offerings when this weekend Grace Lutheran Preschool Get educated at the holds its open house. The museum speakers series at Nikkei Centre. Andrea Geigher will speak preschool, located at 7283 Nelson Ave., is giving people a chance to see its classabout Subverting Exclusion on Saturday, Feb. 18 at 3 p.m. at 6688 Southoaks Cres. room, meet its teachers and visit with Admission is by donation. Geiger’s other preschool families. It’s also accepting registration for book, Subverting Exclusion: Transpacific September at the open house, which takes Encounters with Race, Caste and Borders 1885 to 1928, will be available at the event. place on Saturday, Feb. 18 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. More information can be found Get entertained with a night of music online at www.graceburnaby.com/ from the ’30s, ’40s and ’50s by the K preschool.php. Sisters. The performance is taking place Email your Top 5 ideas to calendar@ on Saturday, Feb. 18 at South Burnaby burnabynow.com or send them to tmcmanus@ United Church, 7591 Gray Ave. (at burnabynow.com. You can also check out our Rumble Street). full arts and events calendar listings on our Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for website’s homepage at www.burnabynow. seniors/students, $5 for children aged six com. to 12 and $45 for a family of four. Tickets

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SECTION COORDINATOR Tom Berridge, 604-444-3022 • tberridge@burnabynow.com

Taking bowls on a world tour

“It was extremely overwhelming,” said sports editor MacGowan of the atmoBurnaby’s James sphere at the indoor facilMacGowan is living his ity. “There are people pulldream. ing for you and interviews The 29-year-old lab and fans wanting you to production shift supervi- sign autographs. … If you sor for ClearlyContacts.ca watch a big televised event is hoping to continue his with commentators and a climb up the profession- big audience, with onsite al world bowls rankings betting, paying spectawith a strong tors, musical showing on introductions “It takes good the China Tour and instant next month. balance, concen- replays, it can MacGowan, intense. It’s tration and focus, abedream along with two come friends from and a lot of strat- true.” Ontario and MacGowan egy.” a ringer from first played Australia, will on the World JAMES MacGOWAN be competiting tour in 2008 in Pro indoor bowls player in the invitapairs, getting tion-only team to the second event at the 15th Tiger round. Bowls Open in Hong Kong Playing in his first and the 4th China Open singles match on tour, in Shenzhen, China from MacGowan knocked off March 17 to 22. seventh-seeded Jason “I really think we do Greenslade of Wales in a (have a chance), I really third-set tiebreaker. do,” said MacGowan. “In He then defeated former 2007, we finished in sev- world indoor champion enth place at the Tiger Billy Jackson of England, Bowls, which was previ- also in a tiebreak. ously Canada’s highest“It’s a level I wanted ever placing.” to get to for so long,” said MacGowan, who plays MacGowan. “Just being the indoor game at the there is surreal, and winPacific Bowls Club in the ning was even more surMillenium Sports Facility real.” MacGowan grew up in near Queen Elizabeth Park in Vancouver, has good Waterford, a small rural town of less than 3,000 resreason to feel optimistic. Last year, he became the idents in southern Ontario first Canadian to advance known for its annual to the quarter-finals of a pumpkin festival. He first picked up a professional tour event, while competing at the bowl on a dare from his Scottish International older sister. Three years later, the Open on the World Bowls former all-province underTour.

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South to Crehan Cup, North beats Byrne Tom Berridge

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On a roll: Burnaby’s James MacGowan is currently ranked in a tie for 30th on the professional World Bowling Tour. 14 basketball player won his first of 10 Ontario singles titles. The following year, MacGowan won the gold medal in singles lawn bowling at the Ontario Summer Games. “I was completely hooked after that,” MacGowan said. In 2009, MacGowan followed the love of his life to the West Coast. Now, with the backing of his employer, MacGowan is poised to realize a few more of his

goals. MacGowan hopes to make Canada’s national teamtotheCommonwealth Games in 2014. He will also take part in mixed pairs at the first-ever Dutch Open in Haarlem in May. “The company’s motto is ‘work hard, play hard’ – and to have that opportunity to go out and represent my company is something I love,” MacGowan said. MacGowan believes one day Canada will produce world-class bowlers

because of the state-of-theart Pacific facility. “It takes good balance, concentration and focus, and a lot of strategy,” he said. MacGowan gives as an example how seasoned competitors would try and psych each other out on the world tour. “It began in the trial ends for me,” MacGowan added. “Once you have the skill set and basic mechanics, it’s a mind game after that. It’s intriguing.”

Burnaby South fell behind 14-0 and never recovered in its BurWest high school girls’ basketball final Wednesday. Regular season champion New Westminster defeated the Rebels 65-43 in the final to enter the upcoming Crehan Cup as the No. 1 district seed. South garnered the No. 2 BNW seeding and will play its first game in the Lower Mainlands at Argyle Secondary on Saturday. New West’s Meriam Ali came out in the opening minutes on fire, gunning 10 first-quarter points, including a pair of threes. New West led 20-6 after the first 10 minutes. South was led by its two all-star recipients Pavneet Brar and Manpreet Nijjar. Nijjar led the Rebels with 12 points. Brar chipped in with 11, including a pair of first-half treys. Desiree Lister also added eight points to the Rebels’ scoreline, all of them coming in the second half of play. Senior Hyack guard Ariana Sider led all scorers with 20 points. Ali contributed 19 points to the win. “I try and start with a bang and end with a bang,” said the Grade 11 Ali. Burnaby North upset third-place Byrne Creek 48-47 on Virginia Ukpabi’s last-second free throw.

Burnaby schools dominate provincial mat qualifier Tom Berridge sports editor

Burnaby high school boys’ teams dominated the Lower Fraser Valley wrestling championships. St. Thomas More finished first overall in both the boys’ and girls’ aggregate, garnering more than 120 points in both divisions. Burnaby South placed runnerup in the boys’, 37 points behind STM with 100 points. Burnaby Central was third overall with 66 points. Central dominated the heavier weight classes with Amar Dhesi taking first place at 110-plus kilograms, older brother Parm winning the 110kg class and Saheel Khan topping runner-up team-

mate Brandon Morris at 90kg. Daniel Ozero at 38kg, Alex Shaw at 41kg and Saekwon Brown at 45kg also qualified for Central in the lightweight divisions for the upcoming B.C. championships. “We’re good enough to be right there, but I don’t know if it’s going to be good enough,” said Central head coach Gianni Buono. One of Central’s potential medallists, Cedrick Bihis, who earned a petition exemption, is in a tough 54-kg weight class along with national champion Melvin Arciaga and runner-up Safi Sharar of Burnaby South. “He (Bihis) needs to medal. It’s going to be touch and go. We need five medals, and two or

three have to be gold. The kids know they have to go out and perform. … Ultimately, they have to focus on wrestling well and not the outcome, but that is the reality of it,” Buono said. Arsh Chugh also qualified at 48kg. Another reality is the strength of South’s mat program coached by Danny Einhorn., The Rebel program qualified Siab Abdulah first at 51kg, Akou Sharif-Pour and Abaas Sharar, first and second, respectively, at 63kg and Jimmy Sidhu second at 70kg. Adib Jaber and Denis Ivziku also had top-four placings at the qualifying meet. Paul Sosa and Andrew Warren, through petition, also qualified for South.

STM’s Massimo Pozzolo won at 60kg, while Juni Joshua, Nathan Punzo, Justin Siglos, Jean Luc Candolfi, Colin Fernandes, Eric Bauer, Louis Landolt, Nico Repole, Kevin Marshall and Matthew Evans all had top-three placements. Lorenzo Gastaldo, Darth Capellan, Malcolm Yung, Gustav Arinzol, Jordan McKenzie and Rafal Posypanko also qualified in the top six. On the girls’ side, STM ran away with the zone aggregate title, eclipsing the opposition with a title-winning 121 points. Tessa Patterson at 43kg, Clarisse Dos Santos at 47kg and Nicole Depa at 54kg all won divisional titles. Alana Bates, Ivana Baker Ana

Maria Mazilu, Anna Benevoli and Ana Martinez finished runners-up in their respective weight classes. Also qualifying for the Knights were Natalie Evans, Mikayla Hong, Aryana Ebrahimzadeh, Ciara Corbett, Rachel Shuster, Christina Fernandes, Alina Mercado, Julia Niksinska, Adrienne Juni, Mira Ghobrial and Livleen Sidhu. Burnaby North’s Chelsea Coombs placed second in the 54kg division. Central’s Tatiana Ivens was also a runner-up at 69kg. Natasha Louie and Jessica Sanchez both placed fourth in their respective weight classes for Central. The provincials will be held in Penticton from Feb. 23 to 25.


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MAJOR MIDGET HOCKEY

Giants claim fifth regular season league title Tom Berridge

sports editor

The Northwest Giants won an unprecedented fifth consecutive B.C. amateur hockey major midget regular season league title. The Burnaby-based Giants clinched top spot in the 11-team loop, sweeping a twogame set against last-place Kootenay Ice in Trail last weekend. Jarid Lukosevicius had a solid weekend, picking up eight points for the Giants, including three goals as the midget G-Men defeated Kootenay 6-3 and 7-1. Lukosevicius had a goal and a two helpers in last Saturday’s 6-3 win, helping on Justin White’s game-winner in a four-goal final period. He added a further five-point contribution the following day, including his 16th and 17th goals of the year. Adam Helewka potted a pair of goals, including his team-best 21st tally of the season in the weekend opener. The Burnaby forward also added four assists in Sunday’s 7-1 win. Helewka currently sits in 10th place in major midget scoring with 46 total points. Defenceman Joseph Carvalho scored three goals, including the game-winning tally Sunday with his seventh marker this season.

Jr. B Steelers break Ice

Burnaby goalie Kimberley Newell was in the nets for Kootenay in the opening game loss. Both games were marred by rough play, especially in the final period of the second game. “They are kind of a scrappy team, and in the second game they were a little frustrated,” said Giants head coach Todd Harkins. “But all-in-all, we held our own.” That characteristic of the Giants team is a feature that Harkins likes and feels will help the club as the club prepares itself for the post season. “We have to play our last four games like it’s playoff hockey,” Harkins said. “You don’t want to take games off now.” This weekend, the Giants are away to the North Island before returning home for a series matchup against Okanagan. Both teams are currently vying for playoff berths, a fact that the Giants cannot take lightly if they want to finish the regular season playoff ready, Harkins added. “The guys defended themselves well. We made sure we were team tough, and it shows a team that is ready to go to battle in the playoffs,” he said. The Giants will play their final regular season games at the Burnaby Winter Club on Feb. 18 and 19.

Kyle Golz scored two goals including one into an empty net to pace the Grandview Steelers to a 4-2 win over the Mission Icebreakers in Pacific International junior B hockey on Sunday.

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Tackle trouble: Burnaby United’s Shereen Qumsieh, right, works for a ball in a recent 4-1 loss to the Green Devils in Division 2 Metro women’s soccer.

Clan hockey close to clinching first Simon Fraser University hockey took three of a possible four points in a weekend series with Trinity Western University last weel. The Clan club team outscored TWU 8-3 at home on Saturday following a 3-3 draw a day earlier at the Langley Events

Centre. Jono Ceci and Ben Van Lare picked up game stars with identical four-point outings, including a pair of goals apiece. On Sunday, Ceci tied the game early in the final period on assists by Van Lare and defenceman Tyler Mah.


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Cesco Electrical Supply Ltd. is a fast-pace electrical distributor located in Burnaby. We specialize in industrial motor control and automation products. Duties: • Provide technical product support to customers • Expedite orders in a quick & effective manner • Directly servicing customer via phone & counter sales • Process orders, inquiries & quotations • Maintain a high level of customer service • Confirming stock availability and suggesting alternatives Qualifications: • Product knowledge relating to industrial motor control and automation is mandatory • Excellent interpersonal skills, both verbal & written • Good organizational skills • Computer literacy Must have the above minimum qualifications to be considered. We offer a competitive salary and an excellent medical/dental package; we can assure the successful candidate of an exceptional career challenge with opportunity for growth and advancement.

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If you enjoy the challenge of constructing civil projects and are looking to join a well-established road and utility construction team, then read on. We are adding senior, as well as intermediate, members to our management team. Civil experience is essential, as is attention to detail and the enjoyment and satisfaction of working with and directing others. Excellent remuneration packages are available for the right candidates. Contact information is as follows, and we look forward to receiving your resume:

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Meet with educators, leaders and former students. Learn what this program has to offer, and tour our world-class operating rooms. The Perioperative Nursing Program will give you the necessary skills to scrub and circulate in all of the following areas: general surgery, gynecology, plastics, urology, vascular and thoracic, orthopedics, neurosurgery, ophthalmology and ear, nose and throat. PHC pays for your tuition and books as well as your wages during full-time study. In addition to moving into a full-time position within the Operating Room, graduates are awarded a Diploma in Perioperative Nursing. To register for this Open House, please email your resume to careers@providencehealth.bc.ca and include the words “Open House” in the subject line. For more information about this program, visit: www.providencehealthcare.org

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• Fast, Accurate, Friendly • Year-Round Service • Accounting & Bookkeeping • Instant Tax Refund • US Tax & Corporate Tax • Monday-Saturday – 8am-7pm Office Location:

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Call: 1-866-290-2222 SAVE A LIFE. Wonderful rescue dogs from Foreclosed Upon Pets. Spay/neutered, regular vaccinations & rabies, microchipped. $449 adoption fee, avail at your local Petcetera stores.

UNDERWOOD’S Dog Obedience Train your dog with the best and get the results you need. 604-625-6121

BERNESE Mountain Dog Puppies Vet checked and ready for new homes. Asking $1,200 Call: (778) 241-5504

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Registered Massage Services

TRAINED MASSEUSE $55/hr, Call Kathy 778-885-5254 www.massagebykathy.info

4060 GOLDEN RETRIEVER x lab pups, m/f, 1st shots dewormed, vet checked. family raised $495. 604-701-1587

Accounting/ Bookkeeping

Pet Services

Business Services

5017 ALL SMALL breed pups local & non shedding, $399+. 604-590-3727 or 604-514-3474 www.puppiesfishcritters.com

5005

ENGLISH BULLDOG PUPPIES CKC REGISTERED Microchip, deworm, 1st vac & 6 wks FREE Pet Insurance. $2,500 Call: (604) 746-4608 email: msfunny@shaw.ca

Metaphysical

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1-877-342-3032 or 1-900-528-6256 or mobile # 3563 (18+) $3.19/min.www.truepsychics.ca

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5050

Featuring: • (3) Walk-Ins • (2) Ref. Display Back Bars • True 4 Dr. Display Cooler • (3) S/S Gas Dble. Level Churrasco Ovens • Rotary Glass Washer • Pass Thru Dishwasher w/Tabling • Bar Sinks • S/S Pots Sinks • Ice Machine • 100’s Chairs • Lge. Qty. Tables • Flatscreen TVs • Stereo & PA System • Char Broiler • Flat Top • Ovens • 8-Burner Range • Chef’s Base & Prep Line & Cabinets • Mixer • Chippers • Robot Coupe • Chandeliers/Light Fixtures • Booths • Plus Much More . . .

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BUCKINGHAM Heights ECE Multi-Age Child Care 7688 Morley Dr. bhchildcare@gmail.com

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Precious Minds

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Condos/ Townhouses

6008-30

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that creditors and others having claims against the Estate of John Conrad Mader, aka Johann Konrad Mader, formerly of 5351 Smith Avenue, Burnaby BC, are required to send particulars of those claims to the Executrix,, Evelyn Tan, c/o 202 - 5501, Kingsway, Burnaby, BC V5H 2G3, Attn: Stephen Miller, on or before March 9, 2012, after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed giving regard only to those claims which have been received.

Surrey

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For Sale by Owner

6015

NOTICE OF DISPOSITION

TAKE NOTICE THAT the City of Burnaby proposes to transfer closed lane and city owned lots described as Parcel ‘A’ (Bylaw Plan BCP_______), DL 98, Gp 1, NWD, dedicated as lane on Plan 2066 and LMP1024 comprising 228.1m2, shown outlined on Bylaw Plan BCP ______; PID: 011-094-036, Lot 3, DL 98, Gp1, NWD, Plan 4577; and PID: 003-747-433, Lot 4 Blks 13 to 15, DL 98, Gp 1, NWD, Plan 2066, to Aldea Homes L t d . ( I n c No. BC0930902) at the rate of $113/sq. ft.

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New Westminster

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6008-18

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IMMACULATE ONE BEDROOM, 650 SQ. FT. OPEN SUNDAY, 2-4 PM • $275,000 #206 - 285 ROSS ROAD, NEW WESTMINSTER

North East views to mountains, bridge and courtyard. Updates include paint, wainscotting, wine rack, electric fireplace, laminate flooring, granite counters, insuite laundry. Amenities include: 14-seat home theatre, gym, study, meeting room, basketball court.

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5505

Preschools/ Kindergarten

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A34 • Friday, February 17, 2012 • Burnaby NOW

6508 6020

Houses - Sale

6020-06

Chilliwack

$121,900 Investors or 1st timers. 3rd fl. 1 bed condo. Rich dark cabinets, i/s laund, walk to bus/ university. H/L Realty Donna Moore (604) 575-5262

6020-20

Mission

INVESTORS alert! 32425 Best Ave. Mission. 5K cash back on closing. 8bdrm+4.5bth 3120 sq ft, 6006 sq ft lot, lower floor rent $18,000 per yr, upper floor potential $17,000. 19 yrs old... Judy Sehling- Sutton jsehling@shaw.ca $457,000

6020-54

Out of Province

6BDRM/4BTH 50% OFF MILLION DOLLAR Homes in Scottsdale, AZ USA Now is the time to buy that luxury property in the vacation city of Scottsdale Arizona USA. Work with the 22nd most successful brokerage in Arizona. We have qualified mortgage packages for Canada residents. $500,000 Call Christian now! 480-206-1258 or email: info@azcoproperties.com.

6040

Okanagen/ Interior

6508

Apt/Condos

BBY, Lougheed Mall. 1 BR $850. Avail Mar 1. Incl heat & hot water. ns/np, newly reno’d, storage, 604-779-3882 BBY S. 1 Br. $745. 6187 Kingsway, cat ok, hardwood, h/wtr ug prkg, WiFi, Mar 1, 604-818-1129

AMBER ROCHESTOR 545 Rochester Ave, Coq

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

AMBER (W)

6065

Recreation Property

★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★ Exclusive & Private Lake Shore Cottage, for all info: www.cottageonlake.ca $329,000 ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★

MOVE IN BONUS $200 OFF YOUR 1ST MONTH’S RENT!!!! COQ, 2 BR Condo, 'Larkin House' on Lincoln Ave, Corner Unit, lots of windows, 3rd Floor, low rise condo, 3 blocks from Coq Centre, 2.5 yrs old, 2 full baths, 6 appliances, balc, walkin closet, approx 900sf, No Smoking, No Pets, avail March 1st, storage, sec gated u/g parking, 2 parking stalls, Awesome amenities including outdoor pool, exercise room, clubhouse, indoor basketball court, table tennis room, children’s play room & guest suite. $1400/mo, min 1 yr lease, ref’s required, call 604-931-4860 please leave msg

401 Westview St, Coq

COTTONWOOD PLAZA

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

555 Cottonwood Ave, Coq

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

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

ARBOUR GREENE

office: 604- 936-1225

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

GARDEN VILLA

552 Dansey Ave, Coq

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

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

CALL 604 715-7764 BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

JUNIPER COURT 415 Westview St, Coq

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

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

CARM-ELLE APARTMENTS

815 - 5th Ave, New West

KELOWNA CONDO Corner unit, 1298sf, 3 BR, 2 f/bath, all appls, storage, sec prkg. $229,000. 250-765-3612 or 250-765-3470

Apt/Condos

1 BR apartments. Includes heat, h/w & cable. U/grnd prkg avail. No pets. Call 604-521-2866 or 604-619-5323

2232 McAllister Port Coquitlam 1 BR & 2 BR Apartments Available March 1

* Newly reno’d, quiet secure bldg, walk to all amenities. * Near WC Express. * Rent incls heat, hot water, fridge, stove, priv balcony & window coverings * Laundry & Storage ea floor * No pets ✔ Wheel Chair Access

604 - 941 - 7721

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

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

CEDAR COURT & CEDAR LODGE

Clean 1 BR & 2 BR Apts. Mature oriented building near Guildford Mall. Rent incl cable, heat, hot water. Prkg available. N/P. Resident Managers. 604-584-5233 or 604-588-8850 www.cycloneholdings.ca

6508

Apt/Condos

700 PARK CRESCENT New Westminster, 1 BEDROOM $925. Adult friendly building. visual intercom, gated parking. Near shops & bus. Includes hotwater & storage. Sorry No Pets!! Call 604-522-3391

#1 IN RENTALS (Since 1990) Professional Property Management Services for LANDLORDS (Tri City) PT MOODY Newport Vill, 1BR+den Heritage Grand, g/lv, balc, inste w/d N/S, n/p. $1250 PT MOODY W 1BR 3rd flr apt Mary St, new kit/appls, lg deck, 680sf, green space behind. $900.

NEW WEST 2 BR apt, nr all amens, laundry facils, inste f/p, ns/np, $960. 604-783-6003

NEW WEST, 707 8th St. Bright 1 BR, top flr. $865/mo. Near Moody Park. Mar 1st. 604-521-7887 NEW WEST ASHLEY MANSION, 815 St. Andrews St. 1 BR, rent incls heat, h/w & cable, nr all amens. Refs req. 604-526-4547

Apt/Condos

POCO 2 BR apt $765/month. Quiet-family complex, No Pets! Avail Now. Call 604-464-0034 ROYAL VIEW APTS 1 BR Feb/Mar. Updated & well managed. By Metrotown. N/P. 604 430-0630, 778-995-7787 Port Moody

121 BREW STREET

Newer junior 1 BR Condo, 5 appls. N/S and pet possible. Avail now or Mar 1. Lease & excellent refs a must. $1095.

Al Dodimead ACD Realty (604) 521-0311

NEW WEST Lrg 1 BR in 3 lvl wood frame bldg, Newly Reno’d, new carpet & paint, incls 1 prkg, cbl & lndry, very well maint bldg, member of crime free multi housing program, pet ok, $795. Cat OK, Approx 1 blk from New West City Hall. Refs. Avail Immed. If interested plse call 604-522-7196

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ROTARY TOWER

25 Clute St, New West Reno’d concrete high rise. 1 BR & Bach. By Royal Square Plaza, Safeway & transit. Rent incls heat, hot water, hydro, cable. 55+ bldg. Contact Ana 778-859-0798 Bayside Property 604-432-7774

ROYAL CRESCENT ESTATES

NEW WESTMINSTER St. Andrews Street 1 or 2 BR Apt, updated, large balcony. Nr transit & amenities. Small pet OK. Call 604-518-5040 POCO, 2 BR Apt, in very quiet 6 unit bldg. Coin laundry. $875/mo incls heat. Av now. N/P. 604-941-4877 or 604-240-2562 PORT COQUITLAM. Atkins Park Place. Adult oriented, 1 BR apartment. Lovely building, ideal for seniors. Near bus, library, shopp i n g & W C E. $ 6 8 0 . C a l l 604-944-8697

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

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

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

SUNSET PARK 5870 Sunset Street

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

WHITGIFT GARDENS

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.

604 939-0944

6508

NEW WESTMINSTER, 1 BR Apt, $725/mo Includes heat, h/w, cable & parking. Near Skytrain. Avail March 1st. Cats okay! Deposit required.

6515

Duplexes - Rent

POCO W, full duplex, bright 3 BR, 2 bath, 4 appls, f/yd, garg, $1400 + util. Mar 1. ns/np 604-312-3142

BBY, CENTRAL. Newly reno’d SXS 3 BR in 4-plex, 2 f/baths. 5 appl. Ns/np. $1400/mo + sh’d util. Steps from Holdom Skytrain station. Avail Mar 1st. 604-298-0634

6535

Homestay

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

6450

Miscellaneous Rentals

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

6540

Houses - Rent

ANMORE. 2 BR + den. 1,250 sf. 5 appl, skylights. Painted. Quiet, big yrd. Garage. Nr Buntzen Lake & bus. $1,600/mo. 778-688-6622

BBY CDN Way: 2 BR Coach House, w/d. Mar 1. $1400 + 75% utils. Call 604 562-1070

Houses - Rent

POCO Very clean 2 BR side by side duplex, big yard, garden, garage. N/P & N/S. $1200. Now. 604-942-5492 or 778-865-1555

6565

Office/Retail Rent

STH BURNABY, 600-1200SF Office space. $600 - $1200/mo all inclusive. Louie ★ 604-817-7737

6595

Shared Accommodation

6595-20

Coq./Poco/ Port Moody

PT MDY. 1 lrg BR. $500/mo incl util. Sh’d w/d. Ns/np. Immed. Nr Lough Mall/SFU. 604-937-5688

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

BBY CENTRAL Furn 2 BR bsmt, incls hydro, cbl & net, $825. Avail now. no parties. 604-473-4619 BBY CENTRAL PARK, 2 BR Bungalo, lrg fncd yd, nr ammens, $1500. Mar 1. 604-614-8481 BBY DEER Lk area new spac 1 BR ste, new appls own w/d, nr amens. $1050 inc utils/cbl/net. N/p, n/s. Mar 1. 604-294-9830 BBY N 1 BR suite, nice, clean $700 includes heat/cable. N/S. Avail March 1. 604-298-5988

BBY, N. 3 BR gr lev ste, newly renod, 1500sf, W/D. Near SFU, mins to Sperling Stn. NS/NP. Av Mar 1. $1500/mo. 604-710-8872

BBY S. Lrg 3 BR, 2 baths, cov deck & gara/storage, ample prkg, short term? nr transit, w/d, $1600 + % utils. Mar 1. 604-433-3113

Apt/Condos

New Westminster

Available Now!

6540

1 or 2 Br. Apt., Large Balcony, Updated, Near Transit & Amens. Small Pet OK.

BBY, NORTH SFU area New, lrg 2 BR bsmt, 5 appld, own w/d, radient heat, prkg. ns/np. $1100 incl hydro. 604-420-3269 or 604-760-7043

St Andrews Street • Call 604.518.5040

BBY NORTH, Bach $700 avail now. 2 BR, $875 avail Mar 1. N/P. 604 760-1952 or 604 771-5626

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SKYLINE TOWERS

Refreshingly Clean Meticulously Maintained

BBY, S. 2 BR, f/bath, sh’d w/d. N/s, N/pets. $850/mo + utils, Avail now, refs. 604-727-7562

1BR $900. 1BR + Den $1050. 2BR $1150. 2BR + 2ba $1200.

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.

for your new one bedroom home

NWest 1 BR, 2Lvl, New, Q’bro, $750 inc utl,W/D,N/S,N/P,nr Bus & Shops, Mar 15, 604-544-0740 COQ, 1 BR ste, open kit, nr Douglas Coll, bus & schl, $750 incls cbl & net, 778-896-6114

Spacious, stylish, ss appls, w/d, lrg closets, f/p, 12 months free cable & net, u/g prkg, storage locker, bldg gym, party room, community garden, playground. Off Fraser Hwy no traffic noise, 2min to Skytr.

778- 840-1644

102-120 Agnes St, N.West

CALL 604 525-2122 BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

Tim Stephens' Astral Reflections Aries March 21 - April 19: You enter a month of quietude. Be charitable; reconnect with your inner, spiritual core. Meditate, contemplate. Connect with old, faithful friends and relatives, visit shut-ins, volunteer at the hospital or food line. Deal with the government – do your tax return early, etc. This is a month to rejuvenate, to catch your breath for the very active months to follow. You’re going to be working overtime to June, then travelling and visiting much more than usual June into 2013, so rest deeply now. Your hopes rise Sunday/Monday. Retreat midweek. Your energy rises nicely Friday/Saturday. Taurus April 20-May 20: Your dreams could come true in the next few weeks. This dream – wish – is likely to involve social life or a chunk of money (an investment or debt or family assets) a change of lifestyle, a research finding, or a health matter. Don’t look for it too assiduously, as luck likes a free rein. (The best wishes are fleeting ones: jaw-clenched, super-concentration wishes rarely come true.) Your popularity rises, ditto your optimism, flirtatiousness and general joy! (Especially Tuesday to Thursday.) Be ambitious Sunday/Monday. Retreat to plan, rest and think Friday/Saturday. Gemini May 21-June 20: The weeks ahead hold career opportunities and tests, deadlines, performance demands and events that can affect your reputation. You’ve had a rough 15 years, especially this past year. If you’ve lost, perhaps you regain now. If you’ve cheated, you lose now – or someone calls you on it. On the positive side, you have just entered (Feb. 3) a 15-year “true career” phase – whatever you do, going forward, will use your best talents, and raise you to your true height. Clues abound midweek, especially Tuesday. Early week’s mellow, loving. Joy and popularity Friday/ Saturday!

6508

Apt/Condos

Call 604-521-2884

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604-464-7548

6508

Cancer June 21-July 22: A month of gentle, loving wisdom starts now. Themes of international travel, import-export, law, higher learning, religion, philosophy and culture – one or some – will arise, especially this Tuesday to Thursday. This is a good time to study new subjects, to expand your consciousness. Authorities, VIPs and higher-ups will favour you, even though you won’t work particularly hard. Messages have a double meaning, or grow more profound with a second glance. Mysteries, lust (for money or bodies) and health decisions arise Sunday/Monday – good stuff here! Be ambitious Friday/Saturday. Leo July 23-Aug. 22: The weeks ahead emphasize mysteries, sexual urges, large finances, lifestyle changes, health matters that need to be diagnosed, commitments and consequences. What has been in the open (emotional attraction, funding negotiations, opportunities) now veers into the confidential and actual – sexual intimacy, commitment to funding, etc. This entire sector has just been reborn. For 15 years, your intuition will grow more accurate, your subconscious will rise to the surface. You’ll see deeply into events/people. Sunday/Monday highlight relationships; Tuesday-Thursday bring their depths. Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Relationships come front and centre for the next few weeks. This area has changed deeply but almost imperceptibly in the last month.You have left a “co-operative partnership” love theme, to enter a “mystery/fascination” love theme. Light, surface-gliding emotions will fly away as the wind of attraction flows into your life. Remember one thing for 15 years: if you have an ulterior motive, relationships will deceive and disillusion you. If you have unselfish motives, you will see everyone with new clarity, and love will bless you. Clues arrive midweek, especially Tuesday morn.

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$670.00

Owner Managed. Sorry, No Pets.

Call to view! 604-589-7040

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: The weeks ahead hold many chores, some drudgery, some boredom. Tackle health concerns, dress and eat sensibly, and get proper rest. Not all will be boring, as a sweet relationship continues to intrigue you, especially this week – Sunday/Monday and Thursday night to Saturday. (But deep down you probably realize this person won’t make a good long-term mate – that person won’t show until June onward – and the best will show late September onwards. Still, this affair, if it blossoms, will please and delight you for awhile.) A new work project might begin midweek – all’s smooth! Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Romance won’t be a stranger this week or the next few! (But you’d do best to strike before March, as a slowdown and indecision will come to intimate affairs that month.) Another influence promises that you will face major opportunities this year, in relocation, business, public dealings, money – and love. You could meet a life-mate now. (But there’s no rush – many chances occur in the next 15 years. Still, why bypass this splendid one? You can’t know beforehand which one will “stick.”) Pleasure, beauty, charming kids and creative and speculative success round out the month ahead. Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Settle into home, family and nature during the weeks ahead. Nap often. Revise your diet. End unproductive projects, circumstances and relationships. Make way for the new, which is coming June onward, in big ways. Tuesday to Thursday shows you where your security and your “soul” lie. Earlier, Sunday/Monday bring messages, travel, calls, paperwork and casual friends. Your romantic, creative and risk-taking side rises to the surface Friday/Saturday – but this is not a time for expansion; rather, “pulling in” fits your mood. The whole week is smooth, easy. Complete new chores.

1 MONTH FREE!

Rentals

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Feb. 19 - 25, 2012 Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: A month of travel, paperwork, details, errands, calls and visits starts now. You’ll be busy (especially this midweek) but nothing big’s at stake, so you can “relax in the doing.” You are becoming very intuitive about calling, writing, where information lies, who’s good to befriend now, who not. Respond to, follow, the small, invisible nudge you feel whenever the idea of contacting someone arises. This ability will grow – for 15 years. Until July, continue to be wary of legal hassles, cautious in international affairs. Chase money Sunday/Monday. Home, Friday on. Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: The weeks ahead emphasize money, income, possessions, purchases, rote learning, memory and sensual attractions. Seek more responsibilities, a pay raise, new clients, etc. In dealing with people and situations, you’ll gain more if you accept things at face value – digging deep would tend to waste time and prevent opportunities from reaching a final stage. Your charm and energy surge Sunday/Monday – start something, impress someone! All those money themes arise midweek. Trips, calls, casual friends and new information come Thursday night to Saturday – be curious Saturday morning. Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: Your energy, charisma, effectiveness and sense of timing shoot to the roof, now to late March. Get out, see and be seen, ask favours, and start projects – but don’t start anything you can’t finish quickly (or at least put on a solid first step) as March brings a slowdown and indecision, especially in money zones. Retreat from the crowd Sunday/Monday. Think, and plan your next week or two. Put your plans in motion Tuesday/Wednesday, when you’re at the top of your effectiveness. Money and income affairs might surprise Thursday eve to Friday noon, then bless you into Saturday. timstephens@shaw.ca


Burnaby NOW • Friday, February 17, 2012 • A35

8073 6602

Suites/Partial Houses

COQ LRG 1 BR g/l ste, 6 appls, alarm, gas f/p, $950 incls utls. NS/ NP. Refs. Mar 1. 604-787-6988 GUILDFORD 3 BR upper, $1100/mo, w/d & prkg. Close to school/shops, Immed, N/P & N/S. 604-727-2001 or 604 437-0572 N. WEST, Queensborough, 3 BR, main flr, all appls, own parking. $1000/mo + utils, available now. 604-722-5550 or 604-671-8389

NEW WEST 2 BR g/l ste avail now, close to all amens. $925 incls utls. NS/NP. 604-540-9744

Drainage

8125

Gutters

PRESSURE WASHING, Gutter Cleaning and Repairs Call George • 778-859-7793 DRAIN TILES & WATER LINES Without Digging a Trench 604-294-5300

8075

Drywall

8130

Handyperson

acehandymanservice.ca Pressure washing, rubbish, lawn maintenance. Joe, 604-657-0346

PATCHING, TEXTURE / smooth ceilings, plaster walls. Small jobs. 25 years exp. Call 604-671-9901

HANDY ANDY Handyman services. Odd Jobs. (WHATEVER). 604-715-9011

VINCE’S MAGIC Contractor. Water leak investigations & repairs. Textured ceilings / drywall repairs 604-307-2295 / 778-340-5208

HANDYMAN Int & Ext repairs & reno’s. Carpentry, Kitch & Bath, Plumbing. Walter 604-790-0842

8080

Electrical

8140

Heating

8175

Masonry

25 Years Experience

Italian Stone Mason & Landscaping Co. We can accommodate you with any outdoor work. Please check out my website: www.constructivelandscaping.com

604-250-7824

8185

Moving & Storage

AFFORDABLE MOVING 1 to 3 Men

45

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

FREE ESTIMATES

POCO SPACIOUS, renovated 3 BR, upper floor. Priv w/d, f/p, d/w, carport. $1,300/mo + ½ util. 1 year lease. Immed. 778-995-5260

PT COQ. 2 BR, full bath, shared laundry. $875/mo incl hydro/gas. Avail now. Ns/np. 604-944-1479

HEATING EXPERT!!! Boiler, Furnace, Fireplaces, Plumbing & Heating Repairs. 604-722-4322

• Electrical Contractor • Residential/Commercial • Advanced Lighting Control Contact us for all your electrical and maintenance needs Visit Our Website:

www.Stonebridgeom.com

604-802-6722

#1113 LOW COST ELECTRIC Comm/Res/Panel change Heating. Lic & Bonded. 604-522-3435 PT MDY. 1 BR, grd/lvl. 900 sf. Full bath, shared w/d. Ns/np. $750/mo incl utils. Mar 1st. 604-727-8210

PT MOODY reno’d lrg 1 BR g/l, sh’d W/D, hrdwd flrs, $800 incls utls/cbl. NS/NP. 604-939-8916

6605

Townhouses Rent

PITT MEADOWS 3 BR T/H, quiet family complex, Rent geared to income, n/p, 604-465-4851

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

8087

7015

Escort Services

★ ALLISON & Nikki ★ Naughty but Nice 604- 657-1670

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

Fencing/Gates

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

8105

Flooring/ Refinishing

Hardwood Floor Refinishing Repairs & Staining Installation Free Estimates

Century Hardwood Floors 604-376-7224 www.centuryhardwood.com

8010

Landscaping

★ AMAZING TOUCH LAND’G ★ Bobcat, paving, retaining walls, turfing, planting. 604-889-4083 Greenworx Redevelopment Inc. Hedges, Pavers, Ponds & Walls, Returfing, Demos, Drainage, Jackhammering. Old Pools Filled in, irrigation. 604.782.4322

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

8160

Lawn & Garden

Alarm/Security

AL ISAAC (FORMER OWNER OF WEST VAN SHELL) & SON COLIN * YARD CLEAN UPS * AERATION PACKAGES * CUT AND EDGE * GARDEN SERVICES * Residential Snow Removal & De-icing

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greenclipper@shaw.ca

Residential and Commercial • Landscape Maintenance • Power Raking • Hedge Trim • Pruning • Lawn Repairs

Free Est. 604-779-6978

email:

alljobs@telus.net

WILDWOOD LANDSCAPING Hedge Trimmimg & Tree Pruning & Hedge Removal Spring Clean Up Chaffer Control & Lawn Restoration. Comm/Strata/Res Aerating & Power Raking. Free Estimates. 604-893-5745

Artistry of Hardwood Floors

ALARM 604-463-7919

Refinish, sanding, install, dustless Prof & Quality work 604-219-6944 INSTALLATION REFINISHING, Sanding. Free est, great prices. Satisfaction guar. 604-518-7508

Systems Ltd.

8030

Carpentry

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

8055

Cleaning

A.S.B.A. ENTERPRISE. Comm/ Res. Free Est. $25/hour includes supplies. Insured. 604-723-0162 EXP’D CLEANING LADY 10 yrs exp., $21/hr, own supplies included. Call 604-374-5116 HOME/OFFICE CLEANING, $35/hr. Fully Insured & Bonded. Free Estimates. 604-363-2475

8060

Concrete

www.MrSandless.com the quick solution to beautiful flrs at a half the price. 604 463-3661

8125

Gutters

BURNABY

www.affordablemoversbc.com

B&Y MOVING Experienced Movers ~ 2 Men $55 ~

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

604-708-8850 BEST RATE MOVING

A Gardener & A Gentleman Lawn, garden, tree svcs. Pruning, yard clean-up, rubbish. 319-5302 JIM’S MOWING 604-310-JIMS (5467) www.jimsmowing.ca

LAWNS CUT, power raking, yard clean, aerate, fertilize, gardening, hedges, pruning, gutters, rubbish. Seniors’ 25% disc. 604-773-0075

* MUSHROOM MANURE *

P/U or delivery. Covered storage. (604) 644-1878

• Gutter Installation, Cleaning & Repairs • Roofing & Roof Repairs • Moss Control, Removal & Prevention 25 year Warranteed Leaf & Needle Guard

WCB – Fully Insured 100% Money Back Guarantee

Masonry

STONE WORK

atyourhomeservicesgroup.ca

Retaining walls, facing, cultured stone.

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

tymerstonework.com

604-603-2576

Res - Com Professional Service FLAT RATE 7 DAYS/WK

604-551-8531 Free Est Lic - Ins - Bonded

$69/HR Lic’d/Ins. Exp & friendly Clogged drains, plumbing, small jobs OK! Call 24/7! 604-805-2488 Drain Cleaning & Plumbing Maintenance, Restorations & Reno’s. Free Est. 604-828-0899

8250

Water Lines (without digging) Sewer Lines (without digging) Install. Drain tiles. 604-294-5300

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!

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

AMI MOVING ★ 5 ton cube. Starting at $49/hour. Local & long distances. 24/7 ★ 604-617-8620 TwoGuysWithATruck.ca Moving, Storage, Free EST 604-628-7136. Visa, OK

8193

Oil Tank Removal

STORMWORKS

● Oil Tank Removal ● Recommended ● Insured ● Reasonable Rates

604-724-3670

8195

Painting/ Wallpaper

Magic Star Painting

Winter Specials 3 ROOMS 4 ROOMS $ 299 $379

25 Years in Business 25 Years workmanship warranty A

604-984-9004 604-984-6560

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

604-724-3832

DJ PAINTING, Int/Ext. Com/Res. Drywall repair. Free ests. Cell: 604-417-5917, 604-258-7300 ★ QUAYSIDE PAINTING ★ 3 rooms $250.00 (604) 727-0043

8200

Patios/Decks/ Railings

www.chrisdalehomes.com

WE CAN FIX IT

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

1.877.602.7346

www.crownroofgutters.ca

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

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

SAVE on ROOFING - specialize in New/Reroof ★ Fully Ins. WCB. Senior Disc, Ref’s, Work Gtd, 24/7, Free Est. 778-319-5001 Trimax Roofing Ltd. Repairs, New & Re-roof, Repairs @$150, WCB Ins. wrk Guar. 604-856-4999

8255

8205

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

Rubbish Removal

LOW COST ®

9110

Collectibles & Classics

1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 265,000 kms, Good condition, air care certified. $3,500 Call:(604)926-2062 email: maryspeck@telus.net

9125

Domestic

2005 PONTIAC Grand Prix loaded, alloy wheels, pw seats, dingless, 95kms, 3.8 l V6, cln, spoiler, $5750. 604-563-4352

9145

Rubbish Removal

Scrap Car Removal

MATCO DESIGN

All Renovations & Additions, Ins. Quality Work

604-720-1564

30 yrs exp. matco@telus.net

CHOOBWORK

Interior Finishing Ltd

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* We Remove & Recycle Anything*

Free Est’s • Large or Small Jobs

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8250

Roofing

• Roofing & Roof Repairs • Duroid, Cedar, Torch-on • Moss Control, Removal & Prevention • Gutter Installation, Cleaning & Repairs

WCB – Fully Insured 100% Money Back Guarantee

DISPOSAL BINS: All bins are $199 + dump fees. 604-306-8599 www.disposalking.com

604-340-7189

atyourhomeservicesgroup.ca

Stucco/Siding/ Exterior

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

Tree Services

$ 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) ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

2H

E

Minimum $150 cash paid for full sized vehicles.

$49

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

20% OFF til FEB. 29

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC

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8315

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AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

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8300

TRUCK REMOVAL

Student Works

Disposal & Recycling

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

COMPLETE HOME Renovations Kitchens & Bathrooms Greg • 604-818-0165

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Isaac ★ 604-727-5232

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YOUR HOME ROOFING

Paving/Seal Coating

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

Since 1983

WINTER SPECIALS

www.PatioCoverVancouver.com

Window Cleaning

FROM DESIGN TO FINISH

BURNABY

• Sunrooms • Aluminum patio/deck covers • Aluminum roof • Glass railings • Aluminum fencing • Auto gates Free Estimates 604-521-2688

8335

TOTAL HOME RENOVATIONS

Call Now: 780-6510

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

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Interior/Exterior Specialist

Tree Services

Call for a free estimate:

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D&M PAINTING

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8315

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Bill 604-298-1222

604-787-8061

Roofing

Tried & True Since 1902

PLUMBERS

• Local & Long Distance • Seniors Discount

Starting $40/ hour Licensed & Insured

Trim/Prune hedges, rubbish removal, yard clean-up. Free Est. Winter Special. 604-710-9670

8175

Plumbing Ltd

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

WINTER SPECIALS 20% OFF til FEB. 29

WESTMOR

Experienced Movers with Affordable Rates!

YOUR HOME GUTTERS

604-340-7189 DALL’ANTONIA CONCRETE Friendly Family Run Business for over 40 years. 604-240-3408

604-537-4140

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

Excavating

# 1 BACKHOE, EXCAVATOR & BOBCAT

8090

8155

Plumbing

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

Seniors Discount

POCO, Cidadel, 1BR, 650 sf, cln, $800 incl sat TV, util, own w/d, N/s, N/p, Av now. 604-328-9812

8220

TREEWORKS

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604-518-3673

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9155

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

1988 TOYOTA P/U, ext, 5 sp, V6, 4x4, $1975. 1992 TOYOTA P/U, ext, 5 sp, raised, V6, 4x4, $2500, D9921 in Abbts. toll free 1-877-855-6522 1992 DODGE Dakota pick-up, extra cab, auto, a/c, V6, aircared, runs good $1100obo. 604-984-7574

9160

Sports & Imports

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A36 • Friday, February 17, 2012 • Burnaby NOW

WEEKLY SPECIALS 100% BC Owned and Operated Prices Effective Thusday, February 16 to Wednesday, February 22, 2012. We reserve the right to limit quantities. We reserve the right to correct printing errors.

Grocery Department

Meat Department

Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Beverages

Kashi Cereal assorted varieties

3.99

PRICING

946ml

Silver Hills Bread Ali’s Alpine Grain or 20 Grain Train

2/5.00

170g • product of USA

600g • product of Canada

Earth’s Choice Organic Peanut Butter crunchy, smooth or no salt

3.99

3.99lb/ 8.80kg

assorted varieties

2/7.00

assorted varieties

2/3.98

66g • product of B.C.

500g

PRICING

Kettle Cuisine Gluten Free Frozen Soups

2.99

650g

Maple Hill Organic Free Range Large Eggs

assorted varieties

2/6.00

4.99

397-425g

1dz • product of B.C.

3/4.98

4.99

75ml

600g

Flamous Organic Falafel Chips original or spicy

4.49

Cocoa Camino Organic Chocolate Bars

2/5.98

100g • product of Canada

4.99

5.99

WOW!

PRICING

4 pack • product of USA

regular retail price

Health Care Department Jason Hand and Body Lotions select varieties 237ml

Genesis Today 100% Acai Juice Restores the proper acid/alkaline balance of the body. Promotes healthy immunity and ageing.

35.99

Rice Date and Walnut Muffins

assorted varieties

assorted varieties

10% off

Raisin Bran Muffins

Rice Bakery

Udi’s Gluten Free Muffins

bags or bins

500g

package of 6

796ml • product of Canada

Tamari Organic Pumpkin Seeds

4.99

Eden Organic Canned Tomatoes

2/5.00

Bulk Department

3.79 PRICING

assorted varieties

227g • product of USA

off regular retail price

each

Keeps skin soft and smooth.

WOW!

+ dep. + eco fee

.68lb/1.50kg

Organic Whole Wheat Bread

assorted varieties

assorted varieties

5.49

Bakery Department

Bremner’s Organic Frozen Fruit

Happy Planet Health Shots

Certified Organic, Mexico Grown

1.98

reg 6.49

save .50/100g

Farmers Market Organic Purees

3.99

946ml

EchoClean 2X Concentrate Liquid Laundry Detergents 2 varieties

5.99

1.5L • product of B.C.

package of 3

WOW!

Join us at the 20th Annual Wellness Show

PRICING

at the Vancouver Convention Centre, Canada Place, February 17,18 and 19th, 2012.

• Two Cooking Demonstrations, focusing on buying local and eating fresh taking place at the Celebrity Cooking Stage, featuring Choices' Chef, Antonio Cerullo • A talk on finding your healthy weight featuring Choices' Dietitian, Desiree Nielsen • Look for your $2.00 off coupon in our February Newsletter. Visit www.thewellnessshow.com for more information.

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Cambie

Kerrisdale

Yaletown

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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

3lb bag

California Grown

assorted varieties

252-296ml • product of USA

3.98

Large Size Cauliflower

Choices’ Own Organic Cheese

assorted varieties

2/5.00

PRICING

Choices’ Own Coconut Curry Chicken Entrée

WOW!

assorted varieties

WOW!

Deli Department

Elevate Me! Energy Bars

Olympic Natural Yogurt

PRICING

B.C. Grown, Certified Organic

Bananas

Boneless Pork Roast Centre Cut

Lundberg Rice Chips

WOW!

4.99lb/ 11.00kg

WOW!

2/3.98

400-425g

Ambrosia Apples from Clapping Chimp

Black Creek Ranch Grass Fed Natural Lean Ground Beef

assorted varieties

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

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