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Burnaby resident Cassie Walde is lobbying the Ministry of Health to help pay to have missing teeth replaced. Her jaw was rebuilt after an injury, but she is missing most of the teeth on one side.

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Burnaby is the first B.C. municipality to publicly announce that it will not sign off on the province’s 20-year RCMP contract with the federal government before next week’s May 31 deadline. “We’re not going to be signing off before the deadline,” said Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan. “Other cities may also not sign off, but we’re seriously looking at our policing options going forward.” The province had originally set April 30 as its preferred deadline for the 62 municipalities to sign off on the deal, but extended that to May 31 last month. Langley City Mayor Peter Fassbender, who was the civic observer in negotiating the new policing contract, said 39 municipalities had signed off as of Thursday morning, with more coming in the next week as municipalities get back to their normal business after the long weekend. Corrigan said Burnaby is looking at the alternatives of its own police force, a provincial force or even working in a policing partnership with neighbouring municipalities. “We are seriously looking at any and all alternatives,” said Corrigan. Corrigan added that the citizens of Burnaby won’t notice any change to policing in the city because of the city not signing off on the deal. Corrigan said the key issues for him in not signing off on the deal are the RCMP Page 8

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Gov’t. refuses to pay for teeth Christina Myers staff reporter

Cassie Walde is, in many ways, a typical young woman: she has her own apartment in Burnaby, she’s recently started taking college classes, and she’s excitedly planning for her future. But Walde, unlike most young 20-somethings, spends much of her free time going to doctors’ appointments and dealing with ongoing pain and discomfort – and writing letters to lobby the provincial government to help with mounting medical bills for extensive dental work she needs to have done. It’s an uphill battle, she says, and one she knows she may not ultimately win. “I know I’m not the only one who’s made this argument, and I’ve been told not

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Deputy city manager rides off into the sunset Janaya Fuller-Evans staff reporter

Rick Earle, Burnaby’s deputy city manager, is putting down the city reports and contracts after 30 years, and getting on his motorcycle. Earle, who started working on the city’s budgets in the finance department in January 1982, retired on May 24 and soon, he’ll be riding to the Four Corners in the Southwestern U.S. with four friends. “I’ll be doing a lot of traveling,” he says of his retirement. Earle has always owned dirt bikes, he says, and began riding touring bikes about five years ago. He traveled down to Las Vegas last May, keeping mostly to the side roads, and loved it, he says. The trip to the Four Corners – the quadripoint between Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah – is the first he is taking after retiring, but there are others he’s planning, such as a trip to the Maritimes with his wife in the fall. “Thirty years is a long time,” Earle says of his career. “There are things I want to do while I’m still mobile.” Earle worked at Burnaby General Hospital, and then General Electric, after graduating from Simon Fraser University with a bachelor’s degree in economics and commerce and becoming a certified general accountant. He applied for a job with the city when he found out General Electric planned to transfer him to either Toronto or Cleveland. “It was a one-way ticket,” he said of the transfer. Earle took the city job, thinking it would be a brief stint before he returned to the private sector. “When I started, I thought I’d work here for five years,” he said. “I thought that a public service job didn’t look good on a resume.” But he found the work interesting, and stayed on, becoming director of finance in 1992. The variety of the work was compelling, Earle says, as he learned about everything from the city libraries to the water system.

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Seeing double: City staff made deputy city manager Rick Earle a life-sized cutout of himself, in honour of his retirement this week.

“I do know a lot about sewage,” he says, laughing. “When you’re in finance you get to touch on all of those things,” Earle explains. “Everything needs money to run.” Working at city hall has meant collaborating with people who are passionate about what they do, he says. “You’re always dealing with constructive conflict,” Earle says, adding that if

there’s no conflict in an organization it usually means the staff doesn’t care about their jobs. In 2010, Earle moved into the position of deputy city manager, sharing the job with Chad Turpin. Earle was considering retiring at the time when Mayor Derek Corrigan offered him the job. Earle handles the fire department and

Burnaby RCMP, while Turpin takes care of “everything else,” he says. Most recently, Earle has been working on organizing civil staffing at the Burnaby RCMP. He is busy wrapping up his work with the city, he said on May 16, riding that fine line of seeing some projects through while letting go and delegating others, and completing his last week at city hall.

MLA pleased with inquest recommendations Jennifer Moreau staff reporter

Raj Chouhan is pleased with the jury’s recommendations following an inquest into the deaths of three mushroom farm workers, but the Burnaby MLA wants government to implement the

changes. Chouhan, the NDP’s labour critic and a founder of the Canadian Farmworkers Union, said the recommendations are good, but only if they are implemented. “You can have the best law in the world, but if it’s not enforced, it’s useless,” he said.

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The B.C. Coroners Service held the public inquest in Burnaby, examining the deaths of Ut Tran, Han Pham, and Chi Wai (Jimmy) Chan, workers who died on a Langley mushroom farm in 2008 after they entered a pump house where deadly hydrogen sulfide gas had accumulated. The

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Snakehead hunters leave empty-handed Ministry’s Suntanu Dalal in an email to the NOW. staff reporter “However, staff caught a Staff from the provin- number of non-native special forestry and environ- cies of fish such as goldfish, ment ministries descended carp and bullheads, as well on Burnaby’s Central Park, as bullfrog tadpoles.” searching for the snakehead Most of the fish were fish reportedly spotted in released alive, but a few one of the park’s ponds. were kept for sampling. On Wednesday, minis- Based on Wednesday’s try staff were in hip-wad- results, staff will develop a ers, dragging a net across plan for followup surveys the water in the lower to take place in the next pond, but the few weeks, Dalal snakehead added. “Whatever’s in was nowhere Snakeheads there, we want to be found. are considered They were voracious predato know.” also using tors that can electrofishing, wreak havoc in DAVE ELLENWOOD a method of ecosystem City of Burnaby, parks director an introducing a when introduced light electrical to non-native charge to the water, stun- environments. ning the fish but not killing They feed on fish and them. The fish then float frogs and the occasional to the surface. The goal is small mammal. to figure out if any snakeThey can breathe atmoheads are in the park, and if spheric air and wriggle on so, how many and wheth- land, surviving for days out er they are in other parts of water, provided it’s wet. of the watershed. City of Snakeheads can be sold as Burnaby staff also helped pets or food, so it’s possible with the hunt. someone dumped the fish “Despite extensive sam- in Central Park. pling efforts, staff didn’t The so-called “frankencatch a snakehead fish, fish” has been caught on which indicates that there film recently by two local is not a large population of residents. this species in the pond,” “Whatever is in there, said the Environment we want to know. They

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that at a previous trial, revealed a series Unfortunately, coroner’s inquests by of actions and inactions by the owners their very nature are usually proof that and operators of the farm that can only we have failed people. be seen as wilful negligence. The operaThe inquest into the death of three tors of the farm ignored regulations, and Langley farmworkers in 2008 is one of because of that the facility was the most tragic cases of hindscheduled to be shut down sight we have seen in quite Burnaby NOW the day after the workers died. awhile. Obviously the farm owners had The farmworkers died, and discovered that warnings from the govtwo others suffered severe brain damernment can mean very little. age, when they went into a pump shed And who can blame them? A trial to unplug a pipe and encountered deadly stemming from the deaths resulted in a fumes. $350,000 fine to the company – surely a Testimony at the inquest, similar to

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s there a housing bubble in the advertising, plays up self-serving industry propaganda and conLower Mainland? Housing sistently portrays deceptive PR zeppelin is more like it. Bubbles, after all, are soft and cute stunts as “news,” while blissfully ignoring realities such as plumand harmless. Zeppelins, conmeting sales and mushrooming versely, hurtle into the ground, inventory in former hot spots spewing flaming wreckage in all such as Richmond and directions. And that’s Vancouver West, and an precisely what we’re already tanking market about to witness in Gord Goble in key neighbouring the region. zones such as the Okanagan and Consider the factors that have the eastern Fraser Valley. pushed our prices so absurdly Our banks and lenders, high that the average family now meanwhile, squash accusations spends 70 per cent of pre-tax of subprime lending (loaning to income to buy and own a home. Consider that we’ve already rock- high-risk borrowers – the same eted past the danger zone of most practice that helped crush millions of American families) while cities in the disastrous American actively participating in it. Land run-up. Consider all that’s condevelopers literally work overspired to morph our region into time to catch the end of the mania the top two overpriced real estate and the correspondingly sky-high markets in the world. valuations. Realtors pump the It starts at the top, with the “Buy now or be priced out forfederal government and the ever” mantra and work to falsely Bank of Canada. Despite doling convince us offshore Chinese out repeated warnings over our are grabbing everything in sight. addiction to credit and our per Ultimately, locals are inundated capita debt, which now stands at from all sides with stories of a deeply troubling $1.50-plus per unicorns and pots of gold and $1 of disposable income, those in wrongly believe the pyramid charge have continued to facilischeme of the past decade will tate easy mortgage borrowing somehow, illogically, continue and a credit culture. Why? For forever. one, housing-related industries But, like The Matrix, not all is account for a quarter of our GDP. as it seems. We’d look far less impressive When the smoke clears, when globally were we not buying developers have glutted the entire and selling obscenely expensive region with product, when realhomes to one another. tors are no longer rock stars and And it filters down from there. The media, supported so Housing Page 7 heavily by real estate industry

pittance given the loss of life. The inquest jury came out with 15 recommendations. All of them are commonsense solutions: more training, stricter regulations, more on-site inspections, more staff. We expect the government and WorkSafe B.C. will approve of the concept but will have a harder time instituting the recommendations. The agricultural sector is a large employer, and one that uses seasonal workers who often don’t speak English. Unscrupulous employers rely on new

immigrants’ desperate economic situations and ignorance of health and safety regulations. Workers who are struggling to feed their families are less apt to argue with a boss who can replace them with another, much more compliant, worker. Above all else, we need to ensure that facilities with any potential dangers can be shut down immediately. If there is the slightest possibility that a worker may be injured or killed, operations should cease – period. Warnings are simply not good enough when workers’ lives are on the line.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR City financial details ‘appalling’ Dear Editor:

I was appalled after reading the self congratulatory comments from our local mutual admiration society, otherwise known as city hall. Vague statements like “the budget is strong,” “we’ve done the best job we can,” the city is “an efficient operation,” a faint promise that “future increases could possibly be less” (thanks a lot), and the recent sister-city junket only prove that this council is out of touch with the economic realities surrounding it. Are we to believe that, if the city had to, they could not find one per cent in savings? Is it really “extremely difficult to bring in lower numbers”? I am skeptical – it depends on how hard

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they looked, and I suspect not very hard. That’s why city staff get paid well to make tough decisions. If the best they could do is a four per cent increase, then their best isn’t good enough. The reason the city can do this is because cities get less scrutiny than higher levels of government, and they simply pass on increases through higher property taxes with little or no media attention or accountability especially with no opposition on council. I also have to take issue with the Burnaby NOW publishing soundbites patting themselves on the back without challenging the numbers. Why are civic employees getting a four per cent increase when inflation is two per cent and most residents are not getting four per cent increases and their

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federal and provincial counterparts are getting zero per cent or facing layoffs? Where is the accountability for whoever negotiated this contract? Is this the “good value for dollar” the mayor boasts of? Finally it was kind of the mayor to spin this as not burdening future generations, which of course is a falsehood because a bloated bureaucracy supported by high taxes will burden future generations to come and shows little regard for the current generation of taxpayers. I am left with the impression current council treats Burnaby as their own personal fiefdom, and with no opposition on council this is a recipe for poor governance, no oversight and nobody to challenge the status quo. All of this makes me very glad we are finally getting a municipal auditor general. Lawrence Kumar, Burnaby

Housing in high need Dear Editor:

I’m thrilled to hear that the Portland Hotel Society is attempting to convert the

401 Motel into transitional housing for those in need. The high cost of housing in Burnaby and the rest of the Lower Mainland has made it next to impossible for people who have fallen on hard times to get back on their feet, and the lack of pure rental stock or subsidized housing has exacerbated those problems. This has led to higher rates of poverty in the area and an increasing cost of living that’s making it difficult for families to afford the basics of survival. The increase in food bank usage is just another symptom of high housing costs and the lack of affordable housing, even if it’s transitional like the 401 Motor Inn proposal would be. Everyone agrees that much more needs to be done to provide for the housing needs of people in the city, and that transitional housing would seem to be the best choice at the current time. I realize it’s a short timeframe, but I urge council to see whether converting the motel could be done, even if the information is simply used as a means of determining how to make similar zoning and usage changes in other locations throughout the city.

and pseudo-financial advisors, when the CMHC stops backing every highrisk borrower that comes calling (the corporation, run by a board with blatant ties to the real estate industry, will soon sport a much shorter leash), when newly introduced mortgage restrictions have sliced and diced the number of potential buyers, when interest rates have jumped from their emergency lows, when local TV producers stop airing dubious realtor PR stunts (helicopters purportedly loaded with offshore realtors, trumped-up condo lineups, marketers posing as investors) as hard news, when the market is flooded with the homes of bailing baby-boomers seeking to fund their retirements, when the imaginary tidal wave of incoming Chinese is revealed as the mere speculative ripple it has been, when fatigued owners realize killer home payments devastate every other aspect of their family’s lives, and most importantly, when the mania dies (manias always

die) and when real estate ownership is no longer the Holy Grail, there will be nothing left but you and decades of onerous payments on a crashing asset. You will wonder what could have possessed you to overpay by 50 or 100 per cent for a creaking “old timer” in a lousy neighbourhood or a “new” slapped-up-in-a-month-byhandymen townhouse in a future ghetto. Your realtor will not be there to console you, your lender will not hand you free money to extricate yourself. So … what do you do? If you bought near the peak (roughly mid2011), and particularly if you’re feeling the strain already, contemplate selling – before the downward spiral picks up steam. If you’ve so far resisted the siren song, continue to resist. Instead, rent. Renting gets a bad name in a transitory environment where even pizza delivery guys contemplate $300,000 condos, but remember: Renters are immune to exploding zeppelins. Renters are

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free to invest the money they saved by not buying. Renters do not surrender thousands per annum on property taxes, repairs, renovations, city utility bills and burdensome monthly maintenance fees. And renters can move without enduring the cost and hardship of selling. Your realtor will tell you “Renting is throwing your money away.” You can tell him he’s a liar. Buying and owning a principal residence can be a smart move. But not here, not now. Not when mania is at the helm, not while deception remains healthy and not when the long slide they don’t tell you about has already begun. Check out two of the busiest local housing blogs: Vancouver Real Estate Anecdote Archive (www. vreaa.wordpress.com) and Vancouver Condo Info (www.vancouvercondo. info). Gord Goble is a freelance photographer for the Coquitlam NOW and other newspapers, and a freelance writer. He lives in Surrey.

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belongs to the mint family, in a Vancouver shop. When smoked, it can produce a high that may include hallucinations and out-of-body experiences, though it may also produce little more than a slight “buzz” depending on the person and situation. In Canada, it meets the definition of a natural health product but hasn’t been technically authorized for sale. Though the federal government has said it will move to make the product illegal, it isn’t currently, and it’s readily available at smoke shops and online. A Health Canada survey in 2010 suggested that nearly seven per cent of Canadian youth had tried salvia at one time or another. Walde said she had previously tried it a couple times with friends but, one day while home alone and feeling down, she decided to have some. She remembers feeling an overwhelming anxiety and walking to the bathroom – and then she woke up, on the sidewalk three floors down from her apartment window. “It was terrible. I was just screaming for help, and I knew right away what had happened,” she recalls. She was taken to hospital, where scans showed that her jaw was “basically dust.” She required a tracheostomy to allow her to breathe and had to leave school and move back in with her family while she recovered. Walde acknowledges it was her decision to take salvia but says it’s not representative of who she is today. “Compared to who I was two years ago, I feel like I’ve become a lot more responsible – I’m interested in what’s going on in the world, and what’s happening in society. And I need some help to get things back on track,” she said. Walde said her family has been “wonderful,” helping to organize fundraisers in her hometown of Chilliwack to help with some of the initial costs associated with various procedures. “I don’t come from a very wealthy family, but they’ve been very, very supportive,” she said. Now she’s hoping to find a little support from the Ministry of Health.

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Damage: Cassie Walde’s jaw was crushed on one side after a fall that left her in hospital for weeks.

She recently wrote to the ministry, asking for her case to be reviewed in hopes that at least a portion of the “cosmetic” dental work could be covered under medical expenses. “I would just hope that they could assist a little bit – or even acknowledge my argument, and spend a little bit more time on (my case).” She said the letter she received back seemed more like a form response, outlining the ministry’s inability to cover dental work. “It just didn’t even touch on my argument that the attention I need should be considered a medical one,” she said, adding that it felt like the letter hadn’t even been read by the health minister himself. A Ministry of Health spokesperson confirmed to the NOW that a letter had been received from Walde and that a response had been sent. They didn’t comment on her individual case but did send the NOW a statement about MSP coverage as it relates to dental work. “The Canada Health Act directs the provinces to pay for health care services when an insured medical service is provided by a licensed physician. The Act also directs the provinces on what dental services the provinces should pay for; however, this coverage may only be provided under very limited circumstances,” the ministry wrote to the NOW. “In accordance with the Canada Health Act, the Medical Services Plan (MSP) provides cover-

age for oral surgery procedures which may include extractions, jaw deformities and facial trauma when surgery is medically necessary. “MSP is unable to extend our provincial medical coverage to pay for general dental procedures such as extractions, restorations, dentures, appliances or prostheses and oral surgery that may be done in a private dental facility. If a medical condition requires implants and the patient must be admitted to the hospital, then the MSP would cover the surgical placement fee and the general anaesthetic. However, the cost of the metal implant itself and any denture that is to be attached at a later date is always the responsibility of the patient. Dental implants are not covered by the Medical Services Plan of British Columbia or any other province.” MLA Kathy Corrigan told the NOW that she’d like to see the case re-examined, noting that without the new teeth implants, Walde will need to have bone grafts redone over and over, which will cost the system money over time. “I’m not suggesting that dental care should be universally covered, but I do think you need to look at exceptional circumstances,” she said. “You do have to have protocols in place and you have to have rules, and there is always an area that is grey and, to me, this falls into that area.” As to the events that led to the injury, Corrigan said that shouldn’t limit the care that Walde qualifies for, noting that people who are injured in all sorts of situations receive medical care. “I think you have to separate what kind of care someone needs from the circumstances of how they got there – that doesn’t change their right to the care,” she said. Corrigan said the unique nature of the ongoing medical complications in Walde’s case indicates that there may be some room to have her treatment funded, at least in part. “I’d be objective about what is the appropriate and effective thing to do. … It just doesn’t make any sense to … pay more later, over and over again.”

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The head of Burnaby’s school district has announced he is retiring this summer. At the last school board meeting on May 8, superintendent Claudio Morelli announced he was planning to retire this August. “I feel actually very privileged,” Morelli said. “I’ve been very fortunate to have worked with so many dedicated and outstanding people.” Morelli said he still wants to be involved in public education, he’s just not sure in what capacity. “I spent 34 years in public education, and I am a strong believer in it.

I want to continue to contribute in Morelli has spent more than three some way, what that will look like I decades working in education. In don’t know,” he said. 1978, he started his career as “Burnaby has been fortua teacher and later moved nate to have had Claudio in on to administration duties. our district for seven years. In 2005, he took on an assisIt is clear from his passion, tant superintendent position commitment and sincerity with the Burnaby school disthat his career calling has trict and was later appointed been so much more than a superintendent of schools, job, … it’s been his life,” said replacing retiring superinboard chair Larry Hayes. tendent Sheila Rooney. “The students, staff and Elected school trustees parents of Burnaby, and the Claudio Morelli decide who will replace other districts where he has superintendent Morelli, but Hayes said the worked, have been the bennews was unexpected and eficiaries. Thank you for the role you that they have not yet met to plan the have played in moving the district hiring process. forward.” www.twitter.com/JenniferMoreau

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A caretaker for the community the face of the detachment, led him to Burnaby in 2011. One initiative in Burnaby has captured Lench’s attention. “Community policing is very strong in the city,” said Lench. “It’s something I’ve taken an interest in.” ON MY BEAT So much so that Lench is Alfie Lau in the process of completing hen Supt. Derren a community policing course Lench transferred to through the Canadian Police the Burnaby RCMP in College, where 24 officers – 12 2011, he knew he would be takfrom Canada and 12 from Hong ing on a lot more responsibility Kong – learn about community as the second-in-command to policing strategies that have Chief Supt. Dave Critchley. worked in their jurisdictions. What he didn’t know was When Lench finishes the how much fun and professional course in October, the final fulfilment he would have in just component will be a trip to one year. Hong Kong to see first-hand “I’ve been very impressed what is working there. with the great chemistry “The goal is to see how combetween all layers of employees munities can find ways to own in Burnaby,” said the South their neighbourhoods,” he said. Surrey resident, who has 31 “I’m learning a lot of interesting years of RCMP expethings.” rience. “We have a It’s not all work “We have a great great cross-section and no play for the cross-section of of volunteers and father of two. civilian employees Son Brendan, 23, volunteers and who work so well works for ICBC, and civilian employ- daughter Hayley, 22, with the officers we have in Burnaby. … ees who work so is a social worker on Because of that, we Vancouver Island. well with the have achieved a lot And it was with of strong results in officers we have Brendan that Lench combating crime.” had one of his most in Burnaby.” Lench cited the memorable experirecent arrests of ences. DERREN LENCH people involved in Burnaby RCMP An avid runner, violent robberies as Lench qualified for evidence of the good work of the 2011 Boston Marathon by the city’s Strike Force unit. running a time of 3:33 – beating “We have had some success the standard by two minutes. in solving cases of both personal When father and son arrived and commercial robberies,” said in Boston, they had time to Lench. “We are putting resourc- go see Game 2 of the Boston es into it and getting results.” Bruins-Montreal Canadiens Lench oversees three inspecfirst-round series. tors, and, as the assistant officer “The Canadiens won that in charge of the Burnaby RCMP, game, but we know what haphe is Critchley’s main eyes and pened afterwards,” said Lench ears on the ground. of the eventual Stanley Cup But there’s so much more to champions from Beantown. the man who grew up in Sidney For the actual marathon, on Vancouver Island and Lench finished in a respectbecame a cop at the age of 20. able 3:46 and discovered that Because RCMP officers Heartbreak Hill is indeed a couldn’t serve in their home hurting place. province when he enlisted, “Heartbreak Hill comes at Lench spent the first 14 years of around mile 20, and I had done his policing career in Alberta, a pretty big hill at mile 18 and everywhere from small villages even at mile 19,” said Lench. like Kitscoty near Lloydminster “I had a pulled hamstring, and to Drumheller, where he met his then I get to Heartbreak Hill, wife, Mona. and it was a killer.” After doing some immigraLench walked off his hamtion and passport work for the string injury and finished at RCMP in Calgary, Lench also Copley Square while Brendan spent time in Prince George cheered him on. doing forensic work. “I never gave a thought to A seven-year stint in Ottawa not finishing,” said Lench. “You was followed by a return to B.C. learn to walk or slow down if in 2005, where his responsiyou’re hurting, but I was going bilities included overseeing the to finish.” 350-plus employees who staff Lench also remembers some the 911 centres in the province. of the more humorous moments A transfer to Surrey and then from that cold April day. to Ridge Meadows, where his “It was freezing, the wind media appearances made him was blowing, and when they

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more than three decades of experience to the job. He’s Chief Supt. Dave Critchley’s right-hand man in the city, and he is a big proponent of the city’s community policing plan.

bus you out to the start line, there wasn’t enough bathroom facilities,” said Lench. “You had all these people in this little grassy area, male and female.” Lench runs around Deer Lake in his spare time and also takes time to play hockey and golf, two more passions of his. “I golf at Fort Langley, and I love golfing at Morgan Creek (in Surrey),” said Lench, refer-

encing a recent round at Fort Langley, where he took a 10 on the signature 15th hole, a dogleg that has vexed many a duffer. He absolutely adores Morgan Creek, but it’s one of the pricier tracks in the city and not one that many golfers do on a regular basis. “I don’t chip and putt as well as I should,” said Lench. “I’m a

bogey golfer who hits the driver and long irons pretty well.” As for one final Lench anecdote, he knows that his name is often misspelled. “I get Darryl and Darren a lot,” said Lench, “My fraternal twin brother’s name is Warran. My parents must’ve had a thing for having the same letters in our names.” www.twitter.com/AlfieLau


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What legacy has the Second World War internment of Japanese Canadians left in contemporary society? That thought-provoking question is the subject of a new art exhibition at the Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre. YO-IN Reverberation had its opening reception last night (May 24) and continues at the centre until Aug. 25. It features two groups of artists: the nisei (second generation) who lived through the internment as children, and those born in Canada after the war who are descended from those who experienced internment first-hand. In the first group are artists Shizuye Takashima, Kazuo Nakamura, Aiko Suzuki and Nobui Kubota. In the second are Cindy Mochizuki, Emma Nishimura, Louise Noguchi and Jon Sasaki. A press release notes that the artists’ work addresses themes of memory, place and identity.

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The Nikkei Centre is also offering another look at the internment of Japanese Canadians – this one in literary form. Author Susan Aihoshi will be on hand at the centre on Saturday, May 26 at 3 p.m. to read from her book, Torn Apart – The Internment Diary of Mary Kobayashi. Aihoshi draws from the experiences of her own family as she tells the story through the eyes of young Mary. The book is aimed at young readers aged eight to 12, but the presentation is geared for all ages, and families are encouraged to attend. Books will be available for signing and purchase. For more, check out www.susanaihoshi.ca/ tornapart.html. Do you have an item for Lively City? Send arts and entertainment ideas to Julie, jmaclellan@burnabynow. com. You can also follow her on Twitter, @juliemaclellan.

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Christina Myers

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h, the thrill of a fresh new pack of pencils, a fancy new lunch kit, a full package of lined paper. There’s something intoxicating about new school supplies, isn’t there? (If your answer is: “no, there’s something intoxicating about a nice bottle of red wine,” you’re right – but bear with me.) School supplies are symbolic of a fresh start – pencils that haven’t made any mistakes yet, crayons that may yet produce amazing works of art, backpacks that might trek off to after-school adventures with new friends. I think I’ve always been partial to the concept of the fresh start offered by the start of a new school year – even to this day, I tend to buy agendas that run for a school year, September to August, rather than a calendar year from January to December. Come September, the

weather is changing from the bright, sunny days of August to the cool freshness of autumn, and the holiday season is right around the corner with Thanksgiving, Halloween and Christmas just beyond. This coming September, there will be a fresh start of a momentous kind in my family: our oldest will be heading off to kindergarten. For a new-school-supply junkie like myself, who also really, really enjoyed elementary school, it’s a heady time. Our “baby” is heading off into a great new adventure that marks the start of a brand new phase of life. And, oh, he’s so excited. When we got the chance recently to go to the school for a “welcome to kindergarten” event, our little guy was on pins and needles all week waiting for the big day. All the way to the school, his face was aglow with an ear-to-ear grin. As we walked up to the door, he was skipping ahead of me, eager to get inside. His eyes were big, and as he took in the books, the little caterpillars in an aquarium, the art on the

walls, they just got bigger be back soon, and we’re and bigger. right next door.” For a kid who’s pretty As we left the room, shy by nature, the wonder I glanced back at him as of school was bringing he stood, frozen, in the him out of his shell faster middle of the room, finthan I had gers twining, expected. a small fake “As we left the He was so smile plastered room, I glanced on his face. excited, he could barely back at him as he I wanted to contain it. turn around, stood, frozen … scoop him up Until the second kid fingers twining, a and leave. But showed up. small fake smile transitions And the – those fresh third. And plastered on his starts I enjoy the fourth. By much – are face. I wanted to so the time there not always scoop him up … easy. In fact, were 10 kids in the room, the most and leave.” he was edgimportant traning away from sitions in life CHRISTINA MYERS Columnist the toys and are often the books, staring hardest. resolutely at the floor and When we returned 45 able to do little more than minutes later, he came shake his head yes or no bounding at us with that in answer to my questions. huge grin back on his face: The time soon came “Mama, Mama, I’m ready for the kids to stay in one for kindergarten now – room and the parents to I’m not nervous at all!” He head over to a second showed us where things room. His eyes implored were, told us about the me to stay with him while other kids and what he’d I explained what was learned. He’d grown up a going to happen. little bit in that hour – and “Daddy and I are going we’re all a bit more ready to go talk to your new for September’s fresh start. teachers - and you get to I can’t wait. Christina Myers is a stay here and do some fun reporter with the Burnaby stuff with these teachers NOW newspaper. and the other kids. We’ll NEW GROWTH Centre for Child and Family Development

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Empathy program needs babies born in summer time Christina Myers staff reporter

Earlier this week, more than 20 teachers gathered at Schou Education Centre in Burnaby to mark the end of another successful year – and only a few of them can walk or talk. These “teachers” were the 22 babies who worked with more than 500 children in Burnaby schools since last fall through the Roots of Empathy program. The celebration on Wednesday brought together the babies, parents and educators from around the district who helped facilitate the visits to local schools. But as this year’s program draws to a close, organizers are already looking ahead to next year. In particular, the program needs families with babies being born this summer, in June, July or August.

Roots of Empathy is an award-winning program that provides empathybased programming for children. Babies are matched up with an elementary classroom and then, with a parent, visit that classroom roughly once a month throughout the year. Children get the chance to learn about a baby’s needs, their development and to interact with the baby by singing and talking, guided by a trained Roots of Empathy instructor. The Roots program, along with its younger-age program Seeds of Empathy, have both been shown to reduce levels of aggression among children and raise social and emotional competence and increasing empathy. The program, which was first launched in 2006, is currently delivered to school children from kindergarten to Grade 8 across Canada, in Seattle, New Zealand, the Isle of Man, Northern Ireland, the

Stop burns B.C. Children’s Hospital is hoping to reduce the number of burn injuries with a new program. The Too Hot for Tots! program is aimed at educating parents about burn hazards and ways to effectively “burn proof” the home. Each year, the hospital treates as many as 130 young children with burns, most caused by hot liquids, hot tap water and hot surfaces – not fire, as most parents believe. The majority of burns result from children pulling on a cord or reaching for something on a countertop and accidentally spilling hot liquid on their face, chest or arms, or while playing alone in a bathtub. “A child’s skin is four times thinner than an adult’s,” says Dr. Cindy Verchere, director of the B.C. Children’s burn unit. “Heat moves very quickly to the lower layers and can cause significant damage in a matter of seconds.” The Too Hot For Tots! video and program material can be found online at www.bcchildrens.ca/saf estart.

Republic of Ireland and Scotland. In Burnaby, it’s been running at local schools for more than a decade. Burnaby families with babies being born this summer in June, July or August can apply to take part in the

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Harnessing power of the written word I

had a chance to attend the school district’s annual WORDS ceremony on May 17, a celebration of Burnaby’s best student scribes. Since the Burnaby NOW is one of the sponsors, I – along with other sponsors, school trustees and district staff – had the honour of passing out awards to the next generation of writers on stage at the Michael J. Fox Theatre. As part of the yearly tradition, the district publishes selected samples of student writing in an anthology. Published author David Mushens, vice-principal at Burnaby North, co-hosted the event. Edmonds principal David Starr, also a published author, read from his book From Bombs to Books, which chronicles the incredible tales of refugee families he’s come to know while working in Burnaby schools. Eleanor Hoskins, a Grade 12 Burnaby North student,

students read their pieces on stage, with proud parents hooting and hollering in the audience. To read the anthology, go to the district’s website at www. sd41.bc.ca. There are also copies available at all local library branches.

Riverview

The Riverview Preservation Society is meeting this Sunday, May 27 at the McGill library branch from 1:15 to 3 p.m. The group wants to keep all of the Riverview lands in Coquitlam for people with mental illness and addictions. Everyone is welcome to attend. The library branch is at 4595 Albert St.

SFU open house

If you’re considering Simon Fraser University as a post-secondary option, head up the hill on Saturday, May 26 for the annual open house from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Burnaby campus will have tons of things on display, like theatre, dancing, music and improv in the atrium in Saywell Hall. SFU athletics and recreation staff and student athletes will

be on the grassy area, across from Strand Hall, with visitor information and activities. B.C. Lions player Dean Valli will be there, signing autographs from noon to 1 p.m. The School of Interactive Arts and Technology is bringing high-tech exhibits and activities. For more information, go to www.sfu.ca/ openhouse/2012.html.

Hats Off Day

Keep Saturday, June 2 free for Hats Off Day, the annual festival in Burnaby Heights where local merchants acknowledge and appreciate their customers. The festival runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Hastings Street, between Boundary Road and Gamma Avenue. The street will be packed with families, music and food. The parade starts at 9 a.m. There’s also a show and shine, with hot rods and muscle cars on display. For more information, go to www.burnaby heights.com/events.

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A22 • Friday, May 25, 2012 • Burnaby NOW

Students provide food for classmates in need Jennifer Moreau staff reporter

Students at Burnaby South Secondary are good at raising money for causes abroad, but one particular group has decided to address the needs of their fellow classmates by helping out with the school’s food program. “It was really lacking,” says Grade 12 student Amon Kale. “We needed to fill that void.” Filling the void meant raising money for food to fill the bellies of Burnaby South students, something Kale set about doing by helping form the school’s We Council. “I had wanted to do something for a while,” Kale says. “There are a lot of groups (in the school) that do that kind of work, but nothing geared towards the school itself.” The We Council helps with humanitarian causes abroad. Kale says students have sponsored a school in Africa and raised money for Haiti and Indonesia after they were hit by earthquakes. And while it’s admirable to help people overseas, Kale would like to address local needs as well. ���Burnaby has an incredibly high poverty rate. It’s actually shocking how high it is,” he says. “So I really felt there was a need toward this. I just couldn’t let that stand.” Every year, the We Council raises money to buy grocery store food vouchers, which a school staff member passes out to roughly 15 students in need. Most of the students receiving vouchers are in the district’s program for young parents. The We Council collects money from staff, students and teachers, and spreads the word by creating announcements and videos to

broadcast at the school. Burnaby South runs a breakfast and lunch program, which provides meals to roughly 45 students each day. The We Council helps by supplementing that program with the food vouchers, which help students when school is not in session or teen moms need groceries. With the vouchers, students can pick what they want from the grocery store. “It gives them a lot more freedom,” Kale says. The key idea for Kale is that the students are addressing need in their own community, a need a lot of people don’t know about, he says. “If we can help those farther away from us, we can definitely help those closest to us,” he says, adding kids who eat properly tend to perform better at school. “I think we have an impact in that regard,” he says. Burnaby South staff member Mala Kumar was raising questions about sending money off to Africa, when local kids were going hungry. She helps by passing out the food vouchers to students. “I think it’s awesome. No one knows who’s who, only the staff members,” she says. “It works out really well.” Principal Gordon Li says the program is fantastic. “It does two things: it helps the students in need, but on the other hand, it really empowers students to know they can help others in the community,” Li says. “That’s the beauty of We Council.” To donate to the campaign, call Burnaby South Secondary, 604-664-8560, and say you want to donate to the Rebels Food Program.

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Making the pitch for her hero Tom Berridge sports editor

It can be at the most difficult of times that the true meaning of team shines through. The Douglas College Royals women’s softball team learned the truth of that message following a tragic loss to a member of the squad just weeks before the most important outing in the program’s two-year existence. Freshman pitcher/ infielder Kyla Myre, the Royals’ top player, lost her only brother on May 3. Her father, an assistant coach with the Royals, and her mother, who also helped out in the Douglas dugout, found strength to cope with their loss in the softball community. Through the most difficult time imaginable, Kyla’s family pulled through, laying 27-yearold Adam to rest, while also making program history by earning a spot in the semifinals before finishing fifth in the team’s first-ever appearance at the Northwest Community College regional playoff last weekend. “It made a difference that her dad was there,” said Douglas head coach Gord Collings. “He was more emotional about it. When the kids gave him sympathy, he broke down in tears.” Kyla handled the loss in a more introspective way. “But when it came to putting it out there, she just gave it. When she was out there, we were all in synch and it was true – in a weird way – it brought everyone

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Letting go: Douglas College pitcher Kyla Myre found emotional support in softball to get her and her family through a difficult time and into the program’s history book. together,” Collings said. Kyla had a premonition that something was wrong when her father failed to show up for a regular Thursday practice and could not be reached by phone. When Kyla got home she learned the news that her brother had suddenly and unexpectedly passed

away. “I think softball was a huge outlet for us,” said Kyla. “My brother always told us to ‘Keep going, keep going, never look back,’ so this is what we turned to to keep going in every aspect of our sporting lives.” Last year at approximately this same time,

Kyla also lost her grandfather. She kept his memory alive by pitching one of her best games of the season the very next day. “I was just trying to embrace that and honour his memory through softball,” she said. Last weekend, Kyla did the same thing for Adam

with a stirring performance at the regional playoffs. Kyla, who finished second in the conference with 206 strikeouts, went the distance in two opening day upset wins, including a 5-3 victory over previously unbeaten No. 2ranked Bellevue College Softball Page 44

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Alan Tolusso of Burnaby is off to a torrid start on the Zone 4 junior golf tour. The St. Thomas More Collegiate student placed second at the Vancouver Club junior invitational last weekend following a threeman playoff. Tolusso, who has seven top-10 finishes in seven Zone 4 junior

matches so far this season, tied atop the leaderboard with Roy Kang of North Vancouver and playoff winner Trevor Yu of Vancouver. All three boys shot even-par 72s in the 18-hole match played last Saturday. Yu won the playoff. Alex François of Burnaby was a stroke behind in a three-way tie for fourth place at 73. The runner-up finish was

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The Burnaby Lakers moved to .500 in the Western Lacrosse Association with a 6-4 win in overtime over last year’s Mann Cup finalist Langley Thunder on Wednesday. Mike Brascia scored the game-winner unassisted at 7:22 of OT with his second transition goal of the early season. Shaun Dhaliwal potted an insurance marker into an empty net in the final seconds of the 10-minute extra time. Dan Lewis got the win in his first start in goal, turning aside 28 shots at the Langley Events Centre. At the other end of the floor, former Burnaby junior Brodie MacDonald had a strong night, earning the game’s first star with a 47-save performance. Burnaby stars Matt Quinton and Dane Stevens, with his first of two goals in the game, scored early to get the visitors off to a 2-0 start. Scott Tinning also tallied to keep the Lakers ahead 3-2 after 20 minutes. But Burnaby’s power play went one-for-11 in the game and failed to take advantage of seven straight Langley penalties from the seventh minute on in the first period, surrendering a pair of shorthanded goals in the process that kept the score close. “Lewis looked good, our defence looked like we wanted it to look and our transition had 10 or 12 chances. But our power play needs work,” said Burnaby head coach Bob Johnston. “Over two years, the trend we saw was we were a badly outplayed team, but in the last two games we’ve outshot both teams and that’s a real positive,” added Johnston. Burnaby is in Maple Ridge this Sunday for a date with the Burrards. Game time is 6:45 p.m.

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BOWLS

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Burnaby’s James MacGowan continued to roll his way to victory in international bowls following a thirdplace finish at the first-ever Dutch Open in Haarlem, Netherlands on May 11. In the accumulated points and shot differential format, MacGowan and his mixed fours team of two men and two women represented Canada in the invitation-only outdoor event, placing third overall behind champion Scotland and runner-up U.S.A. 3. The foursome’s biggest win was against the Americans. Tied 17-17 with last bowl, MacGowan rolled the jack into the gutter to lie shot bowl to win the match on his final shot. “That’s what makes the sport,” said MacGowan. “It felt like probably one of the best shots I’ve played.”

Canada, with a truly representa- Toronto in the hopes of qualifying tive team with players from Ontario, again for the Scottish International Saskatchewan and Alberta, garnered Open and the Welsh Grand Prix. Last year, the Burnaby bowler eight points in six games with a plus33 differential in shots, scoring 118 made history as the first Canadian to shots and 85 shots against in the earn a spot in the quarter-finals of a professional bowls event group’s first-ever interat the Scottish Open. national competition “I like our In March of this year, together. chances.” MacGowan finished with Overall, the sole a silver medal in men’s Canadian entry placed JAMES MacGOWAN fours at the Tiger Bowls fourth among the 16 Burnaby bowls pro Open in Hong Kong. invited teams that includMacGowan plans to be ed groups from Ireland, Spain, Hong Kong, England, the U.S., back in Toronto in August for another pro bowl qualifier with a berth to Netherlands and Israel. Canada also finished fourth in the world indoor singles and doubles on the line. women’s pairs. The world championships will be Closer to home, MacGowan will team up with partner Francis Yau of held in Norwich, England in January Richmond for the upcoming B.C. pro- 2013. The Canadian championships are vincial pairs championship in North in Montreal in July. Vancouver from June 13 to 15. “I like our chances,” said Intheweek’sfollowing,MacGowan will be back on the Pro Bowls Tour in MacGowan.

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Wings top levels at final meet Hailey Massingham finished second all-around in the Level 2 open in the final artistic gymnastics competition of her career at the Garden City invitational in Victoria on May 20. Massingham finished behind Wings Gym Society teammate and Level 2 open winner Nikki Nummela in the all-around. Massingham was first on the balance beam and second on vault, while Nummela won the uneven bars, was second on beam and third on floor. Teammate Emma Crooks made it an all-Wings sweep, placing third in the allaround with a win on vault and floor. Crooks also took the floor choreography award. The Wings threesome also garnered the Level 2 team award. Raha Dang and Savana Fogh finished sixth and seventh, respectively, in the Level 2 all-around.

Wings also took the top team placement at Level 1. Kyara Liu won the all-around at the novice level, following wins in the individual vault, bars and floor. Liu was also third on beam. Gina Rimar won the all-around at the tyro level, finishing first on bars and floor, second on vault and third on beam. In the Level 1 argo, Paige Wournell was first in the all-around following secondand third-place scores on vault and floor, respectively. Joanna Wong finished up her competitive career in the Level 4 open with a thirdplace finish in the all-around. Wong had two runner-up finishes on bars and floor, while placing third on vault. Raquel Slotten placed third in the open all-around in her first attempt at the Level 3 open. Slotten was second overall on both bars and floor.

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last Friday to reach the semifinals. Kyla threw more than 200 pitches in the back-toback wins, while striking out a total of 23 batters, including the final out against Bellevue. “You just got the sense (the team) was playing for her. They played better for her,” said Collings. “You feel it. … They were in sync even in the games we lost, we didn’t get the hits, but everyone was supporting each other.” Kyla found support too, but from an unexpected source. When Kyla is in the pitching circle, she is usually oblivious to her external surroundings. “I kind of tune everything out,” she said. But last weekend, Adam was with her. “I do think so,” Kyla added. “I’m not particularly spiritual, but there were moments I was thinking (of him), ‘OK, you have to give

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softball that got everyone me a little gas.’ “My mom and I were through. On the Monday before talking after the game and tournament, two she said she was talking to the him all through the game coaches from Skagit Valley attended the memorial seron the bench. vice in Surrey “You got to was be kidding,” “I don’t usually that attended by Kyla replied, think of anything the Douglas “because I was when I’m pitch- women’s team doing that exact dressed in their same thing. I ing, but this time black jerseys. don’t usually he was definitely On the think of anyopening day thing when I’m on my mind.” of the tournapitching, but ment, the rival this time he KYLA MYRE Douglas College pitcher Bellevue coach was definitely brought over a on my mind.” In her final game of the card of condolences. At the funeral, Kyla double-knockout weekend against eventual finalist remembered how Adam Clackamas Community was her champion when College, Kyla was the he played community footRoyals’ best player, con- ball. “I wanted to be a cheertributing two runs on three hits, including a game- leader, but he said that tying home run in the fifth would be the biggest misinning that knotted the take of my life.” So Kyla turned her focus score 4-4. Clackamas went on to win 6-4 in a game that to playing soccer and comeliminated the Cinderella petitive softball. “He definitely is my Royals. Through it all, it was hero,” she said. The Burnaby Lake Rugby Club will open the inaugural B.C. rugby league season this weekend in Surrey against the Bayside Sharks on Saturday. Burnaby Lake will host the third week of competition against the Surrey Beavers on June 9. The Blue and White will also play host to the Grand Final on June 30, including the B.C. championship final, consolation plate final and an under-18 exhibition game.

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Social Services

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Hotel Restaurant

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HR/Payroll Administrator Mid-sized Delta Construction Company is seeking an experienced HR/Payroll Administrator. This position is responsible for administering all payroll and benefit plans for approx. 150 employees (union and non-union). Serves as primary contact and support for all aspects of the HR Management System (including recruitment), benefit programs, regulatory requirements and payroll issues. Ensure that all payroll and benefit functions are administered in a timely, accurate and confidential manner. Mandatory requirements: • CPA designation or near completion • Bachelor’s Degree in HR or Accounting Degree • Minimum 5 years exp. in HR and in-house payroll with generalist responsibilities • Construction or Manufacturing experience required • Advanced knowledge of MS Office • Excellent communications skills E-mail applications including cover letter to: careers@jjmconstruction.com. Thank you in advance and note that only suitable candidates will be contacted.

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A46 • Friday, May 25, 2012 • Burnaby NOW

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For Sale Miscellaneous

COMPOST FOR SALE Composted cow manure. Great for gardens. $5 per yard Call: (604)-854-0669 Call: (604) 798-3498

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Furniture

Why bother with the time & hassle of a garage sale?

WOOD CRIB (cream colour); china cabinet & hutch; Roxton dining room table + 4 chairs + buffet; Sklar chesterfield & loveseat; 2 velvet forest green swivel rockers; La-Z-Boy Hide-a-bed, pink/beige velvet; Q-size BR ste: Headboard, dresser, armoire & 2 night tables; Sealy twin bed + mattress. Call 604-789-1518 or 604-945-8535

ESTATE SALE fine English china, elec f/place, household items, furn, lamps, desks, older top of the line Singer Sewing machine, roll-away cot like new & more. Gd cd, obo. 604-434-2844 JANOME 8000 Embroidery/Sewing Machine, memory cards, miracle stitcher/piping ft. Complete, all manuals. $650. 604-435-0204 MOVING! Entire contents must go. Italian hutch, bookshelf, couch, Ikea kitchen table/4 chairs, chest of drawers, household items/more. Reas. 778-879-3628

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MOVING - Excellent Furniture in Great Condition Solid 48" Oak Dining Table, leaf + 4 chairs $425; Almost new 8’ cotton sofa $275; Queen Solid Pine 4-poster bed $200; Solid Oak Media Centre $25; New bone low-flo toilet - not used $50; Double Maple Bed $25; 18 Spd Mountain Bike $40 email: marandway@telus.net

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Aries March 21 - April 19: The big chores continue but the overall scene – and your mood – has grown more lively, conversational, restless and travel-prone. Your curiosity will grow over the 13 months ahead (powerfully during this June) and introduce you to some new, simpatico people and ideas. If your hard work is producing extra money, store it away – September (into February 2014) will bring a bit of belt-tightening. Sunday’s romantic, pleasurable. Tackle chores Monday/Tuesday. Midweek brings relationships – hard Wednesday, great Thursday (morn). Golden mysteries, intimate urges Friday/Saturday. Taurus April 20-May 20: Chase money – your financial fortunes are on the rise this month ahead, but also the entire 13 months ahead. Careful – yield to no temptations, no greed, no unrealistic promises, before September. Your romantic urge is still powerful (to early July – but especially this Monday/Tuesday) so you might attract a sensual affair. Your social life, friends, light romantic prospects, are on the verge of a huge, long (14-year) upswing – so enjoy, appreciate. (And permit yourself to feel better about yourself.) Work/health midweek. Friday/Saturday bring relationships, tests and open doors. Gemini May 21-June 20: Your energy, clout, effectiveness and charisma have seldom been higher,. Charge ahead, start important projects, appear in person, impress prospects, bosses, peers and lovers. Everyone likes you a lot more than they did a year ago! One caution: reject isolation: act in concert rather than alone, at least before September. Your luck is climbing powerfully. Sunday’s busy, fast. Settle into family, real estate Monday/Tuesday. Romance, beauty and pleasure meet resistance Wednesday, but this night and Thursday morn bring sweet acceptance. Attend to health, work Friday/Saturday.

Preschools/ Kindergarten

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PIANO NORDHEIMER and bench, apt sized, excel cond & tuned, $550 obo. 604 435-6338 GORGEOUS Dining Room Set: $2900. Or Buffet and Hutch: $1450. Gorgeous all wood dining room set: table, 72" long, 44" wide, plus 2 leaves, each 18" long and 44" wide. Buffet and Hutch, 85" high, 73" wide. Will only sell buffet and hutch separately. email: lgfierling@gmail.com

NEW WEST DOWNSIZING SALE Saturday Only May 26 ★ 9 to 3 44 East 10th Ave BACK LANE, New West

BURNABY

2105 MAPLE TABLE $350, four chairs $235; Garden Harvest dishes, 64 pcs $175. Call: (604) 307-0404

MULTI-FAMILY YARD Sale Saturday May 26, 8AM-3PM ******* The Crest Neighbourhood, yard sale for the Cure in support of Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. 7535 Sapperton Ave. Burnaby Rain or Shine.

BURNABY

Scooter with new battery, with basket, exc cond, 1 yr old, like new, $1500 obo, 604-734-6685

Furniture

4163 Boxer Street Burnaby Moving Sale Sunday May 27, 10am-3pm Vintage furniture, housewares, aviation art, books, framed pictures, curios, collectables, antiques, garden items, office, dryer, etc. Rain or Shine.

Cancer June 21-July 22: Retreat, lie low, contemplate and plan. You’ve entered a month of sweet solitude. This is a great time to meditate, to seek counselling, whether in spiritual, financial, psychological or other areas. (These trends – therapy, counselling and self-knowing – will expand and bless you for 13 months.) Be restful; take power naps. Eat and dress sensibly. Chase money Sunday. Short trips, communications and details fill Monday/Tuesday. Heading for home or taking a “security” stance raises opposition Wednesday (but go ahead anyway) and succeeds Thursday. Romantic notions late week? Leo July 23-Aug. 22: Wishes can and do come true. And they will, this week and the next few – and for 13 months! Right now, your “most likely to come true” desires centre on career/ambition, and casual but sweet friendship. By late June onward your wishes will tend to swirl around social joys, light romance, heavy romance, creative projects, speculative risks and travel – and at least one of these will come true – probably two, possibly four! (But remember, don’t let wishes or socializing govern your life before September.) You shine Sunday. Chase money Monday/ Tuesday. Home, relax, late week. Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: The weeks (and 13 months) ahead boost your career and worldly standing. This might come about through real estate, a move to another neighbourhood, or from the ending of a job role that holds you back. Be ambitious, strive for success, but, before September, don’t engage in anything underhanded, don’t cut corners or heedlessly push higher-ups for recognition. Rest, lie low Sunday. Your energy and clout return strongly Monday/Tuesday. Tuesday night’s lucky. Protect your money Wednesday; chase more Thursday. Errands, talk, travel, details and paperwork succeed Friday/ Saturday.

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May 27 - June 2, 2012

Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: The month ahead emphasizes legal, far travel, international, cultural, intellectual, educational and publishing projects, idealism, understanding and love. These are sweet and successful now, will grow increasingly so through June 2013. (But until September, be careful – don’t push these areas, nor seek something for nothing from them. Otherwise, you could harvest expansion rather than luck – e.g., a lawsuit could expand rather than end successfully.) Flirtations Sunday. Retreat, rest, plan Monday/Tuesday. Conquer with force Wednesday, with persuasion Thursday. Money, late week. Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: The weeks ahead emphasize mysteries, secrets, research or detective work, investment or other financial actions, sexual desires, commitments and consequences, deep health and lifestyle changes. These are mildly lucky now, then extremely lucky September to June 2013. Beware investments or major changes before September: until then, pitfalls exist along this jungle trail (all of them disguised by the thatched grass of pride, temptation or impatience). Humility, alertness keep you safe. Your wishes and joy rise Monday/Tuesday. Avoid government, head office disagreements Wednesday. Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Your relations with everyone have grown affectionate, or at least gracious. That continues, and deepens – from mid-June onward, for a year, relationships will expand, grow luckier, brighter. Some of you single Sages will meet your life partner. Remember, be cautious until September – to then, you might be wise to retain a healthy independence. (E.g., flirt but don’t commit. Well, OK, I know that’s unlike you – so just be honest. Don’t devalue your freedom – until September onward!) Sunday’s mellow, wise. Be ambitious Monday/Tuesday. Wishes, social joys midweek. Rest, Friday.

Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Protect your health: eat, dress sensibly for one year. Expect a huge pile of work – accompanied by affectionate helpers all June and July – and an even bigger mound in the months following. Both are lucky, as they can bring solid financial recompense. (But through August beware committing your whole life to labour, and don’t buy machinery.) Sunday holds mysteries, urges, finances. Wisdom and gentle love fill Monday/Tuesday. Your career scene is action-packedWednesday,productive, even lucky, Thursday. Optimism, social delights and a party mood comes Friday/Saturday. Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Sunday features relationships.Life’s secrets,sexual urges,subconscious hunches and financial events arise Monday (be only mildly cautious) and Tuesday, when major luck can speed your progress in these zones. Disagreement might mar legal, moral, intellectual, far travel, cultural and communications areas Wednesday, but lucky outcomes seem destined this night to Thursday noon. Be ambitious Friday/Saturday – luck rides with you. Finalize any realty deals now or next week. You are swiftly entering a “love zone” – a Gemini might be involved. It’s big, but it’s best after August. Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: Focus on home, children, nurturing, nature, garden, soul, stomach, security, foundations (in business, too) and retirement. These zones demand attention now, are sweet and mildly lucky, and will grow powerfully lucky mid-June to mid-2013. (But be cautious through August: don’t let impatience, temptation or hard feelings motivate you.) Do chores Sunday. Relationships, exciting meetings, challenges and opportunities arise Monday/Tuesday: all’s well that ends luckily (Tuesday)! Be cautious with finances, sexual situations midweek. Gentle love, peace, come Friday/Saturday. timstephens@shaw.ca • Reading: 604-727-3673


Burnaby NOW • Friday, May 25, 2012 • A47

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Cats

CATS for ADOPTION Royal City Humane Society. 604-524-6447 www.rchs.bc.ca KITTENS, MANY different colours, litter box trained, $25 ea. Ph604-795-7662 leave message

PB RAGDOLL kittens, vet ✔ 1st shots, dewormed, health guar., $450 & up Cel # 604-477-9961

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Dogs

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.

LAB Cross 8 weeks black/ brown 5 avail. good with kids $300. Call: (604) 798-2562

Dogs PUREBRED Pitbull Puppies vet checked, 1st shots, dewormed, 9wks, $650. Call: 1-(604) 989-2377

ALL SMALL breed pups local & non shedding, $499+. 604-590-3727 or 604-514-3474 www.puppiesfishcritters.com

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Pet Services

BERNESE MNT dogs family raised, 1m & 1 f, ready to go $950. Ph 604-795-7662 leave message CHIHUAHUA PUPS, teacups, $800 + up. vet check, dewormed, shots, congenital health quar. 604-760-1940 or 604-467-8778

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Business Services

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Business Opps/ Franchises

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5060

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Real Estate Services

Metaphysical

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#210-815-4TH AVE, Uptown New West. 1BR, $148,000, Lrg Bright Rms. 650 SF. Full Reno; All flrs, 4 S/S Appls, New Plumbing, Roof, 125 Amp Panel/ 20 outlets, Indoor Pool, Meeting Rm, Prkg, Dogs & Kids ok. 7 blocks to N. West skytrain, 4 blocks to 180 stores, 40 acre, Moody Park. Great Unobstructed Views of Century Houses & mature gardens, Pics>http://vancouver.kijiji.ca/ c-ManageMyAds. No agents pls. Call John 778-397-0508 N. WEST: Uptown, 2 BR, Sunny west exp, inste W/D + 4 appls, F/P, sec prkg, locker. Rentals/ Pets OK. Near transit. $215,500. HIRA • Sutton• 604-318-9474

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Port Coquitlam

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Vancouver East Side

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6008-42

S. Surrey/ White Rock

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For Sale by Owner

6015

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Burnaby

BURNABY South; CORNER 8810sq ft lot 3 BR 1200sf home. $999,000. No agents. 604-439-7554

9 BDRM / 8 BATH Rarely Available 6750 sqft. Luxurious mansion in South Burnaby with breathtaking view from all floors. Walking distance to Deer Lake. This beautiful house is spread over two levels and basement, which has nine bedrooms and eight bathrooms. House comprises home theatre, hot tub,steam and sauna room and much more Virtual tour : Http://sg.photosandmore.ca/201 20424/virtual.html $4,480,000. Call Vik (604) 356-4449. Sutton West Coast Realty.

6020-06 673 Homes 62 businesses FSBO Sell your home, only $99. 604-574-5243 Chilliwack Own the Land, 1092sf 2br rancher, kids OK $185K 824-7803 id5541 Fort Langley Open House Sat/Sun 1-4 22994 Billy Brown Rd, 2180sf 4br 3.5ba, No Strata Fees $519K 888-9124 id5540 Sry Fleetwood immaculate 1785sf 3br 2.5ba tnhouse $419,900 507-8186 id5525

3516 Matapan St. Vancouver Older 4 BR house, very nice area, local to everything. $895,000. To view call 604-518-8100

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NOTICE OF DISPOSITION TAKE NOTICE THAT the City of Burnaby proposes to transfer closed lane and city owned lots described as: Parcel 1, (Bylaw Plan BCP____), DL 92, Gp 1. NWD, dedicated as Road on Plan 23444 comprising 404.4m2, shown outlined on Bylaw Plan BCP ___; to Maria Rose Beraldin for $358,000.

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Condos/ Townhouses

6008-06

6 figure income potential in 1st year. Must have exceptional people skills and be entrepreneurial minded. Earn a mthly BMW payment.

LEGALS

6002

GOLDEN DOODLE Pups, ready now, wonderful family pets. Email pics avail. $800, 250-819-4876

MINI-PINS 1 female, 1 male, tails, shots, vet checked $750 to approved homes. Call after 6pm 604-791-1564

5040

Passion for Health & Wellness.

INCOME TAX Returns: Delinquent or current. Small Business or Personal Taxes. 20 yrs exp. Start $35 per return ★ 604-420-1108 Email: kalr@shaw.ca

604-724-7652

3508

Accounting/ Bookkeeping

Fila Guard Dog Pups owners closest friend. Thieves worst nightmare. All shots. Ready now! 604-817-5957

RAGDOLL KITTENS, 1st shot, F & M, worming, raised underfoot to fam home, $450+. 604-581-2772

★CATS & KITTENS★ FOR ADOPTION !

5005

LIKE NEW 2-3 BEDROOM TOWNHOUSE OPEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY • $475,000 OPEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY • $475,000 #2--50 50RICHMOND RICHMONDST., ST.,NEW NEWWESTMINSTER WESTMINSTER #2 Immaculate, freshly painted, 2-level, northeast facing, 1642

Immaculate, freshly painted, 2-level, northeast facing, 1642 sq.ft.ft.duplex duplexstyle styletownhouse. townhouse.22patios, patios,double-car double-cargarage, garage, sq. lots of storage. Fabulous kitchen with eating bar, huge master lots of storage. Fabulous kitchen with eating bar, huge master bedroom with walk-in closet. VACANT. MLS# V932602 bedroom with walk-in closet. VACANT. MLS# V932602

ForPictures, Pictures,Videos, Videos,Floor FloorPlans, Plans, For visit www.mrsrealestate.ca visit www.mrsrealestate.ca

JUDY KILLEEN KILLEEN •• 604-833-8044 604-833-8044 JUDY SuttonGroup Group––West WestCoast CoastRealty Realty Sutton

OPEN HOUSE Sundays 1-3PM 9420 Woodbine St, Chilliwack 45+ Rancher in Quiet Gated Community, 2 BR, 2 f/bath, all appls, 1200sf, dble garage, maint free yard, strata fee $136mo. Walk to amens. $234,900. Motivated. 1 604 625-3498

6020-08

3BDRM/3.5BTH 2639 Delahaye, Coquitlam Luxurious, modern taracaldwellrealestate.com 604-328-8127 RE/MAX All Points $988,000

6020-14 LOVELY VIEWS! 3BD/2.5BTH West Vancouver, Best Location, Lifestyle, Kitchen, Cherrywood Foors, Like New, Just Gorgeous $1,699,000 Tel: (778) 855-7375 THOM CREEK Ranch - House for Sale By Owner. In Chilliwack’s premier retirement complex. 2090 sq ft finished plus 294 unfinished ready to model. In the top row with superb, unspoilable views of the City, mountains and way beyond. Excellent Clubhouse. Friendly neighbours $440,000 negotiable. No HST. 604-824-1892

6020

Houses - Sale

6020-01

Real Estate

BC Area Foreclosures Free list w/pics $250K and Up These Must be SOLD www.bcareaforeclosures.com

Coquitlam

Langley/ Aldergrove

7243 199 Street, Langley Beautiful 4 BR family home with legal bsmt ste, central location, $629,000. Sutton West Coast RUPE MANN 778 240-7914

6020-18

Maple Ridge/ Pitt Mead.

DEVELOPMENT POTENTIAL (Maple Ridge) 5 acres, south facing view, owner occupied 2 storey home in Thornhill’s designated Urban Reserve, $1,550,000. No real estate commission. Call 604 760-3792

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REAL ESTATE 6020

Houses - Sale

6020-20

Okanagen/ Interior

Mission

8186 Nelson Street, Mission Building lot 0.89 acres RE/MAX All Pointstaracaldwellrealestate.com $335,900. Call: (604) 328-8127

6020-22

6040

New Westminster

EXCEPTIONAL LAKEVIEW Lots from $140,000. Nice trees. No time limit to build. Owner wants to retire. Will carry financing. Also: 1 spectacular 3 acre parcel $390,000. 1-250-558-7888 www.orlandoprojects.com

LIVE ON Mayne Island 2 lots,one Turn Key house all for $380.000, 250-539-5011 http://members.shaw.ca/ mayneislandhome/

Port Coquitlam

3BDRM/2BTH 747 Chelsea, Lincoln Park PoCo. $398,000 greenbelt-1/2 duplex-no fees, Re/Max All Points 604-328-8127 taracaldwellrealestate.com

6020-34

Surrey

HOUSE ON 1/2 acre lot, rented, 13690 Bentley Road, good investment. $695K 604-324-0655 WANTED We Buy Homes & Town Homes anywhere in the Lower Mainland. NO real estate commission. Please call 604 760-3792

6020-38

6035

Mobile Homes

PRE OWNED, 2004 DW 24x44. Immaculate. Large windows, fridge, stove & security system. Asking $59,900.00. Brookswood Homes Ltd. 604 530-9566

6040

Okanagen/ Interior

BLACK MOUNTAIN RANCH, Mt Baker WA, 2007 Breckenridge Park Model dble loft trailer, 40ft, sleeps up to 12, Ranch has FREE Par 3 Golf, Horseback Riding, Indoor/Outdoor pools +. $85,000. By Owner. Tom 604-594-9342 CULTUS LAKE beautiful year round RV site grt location, low fees, all ament., $117,500. 1-604-795-9785

CWK 2 BR, 1 bath. 1 car garage crn lot, fenced yrd, new reno, free hold $149,900. 1-360-637-8442

Summer get Away or Year Round Living. 1996-30 ft. Corsair 5th Wheel. #20 in South Valley RV Park, 7th Ave. across from Christie Park on Skaha Lake. Steps to beach. Great lot, lease $359/mth. R.V. $15,900 Call: 778.867.8735

6050

Out Of Town Property

COZY 2 bdrm on 10 acres in Lone Butte, barn, 2 car garage, new, no steps, complete reno, oak beams in L/R, large deck, drilled well, outbuildings. Close to Horse, Watch and Green Lakes. $278,000. Call 604-467-7144 or 604-250-1668

GETAWAY ON GALIANO ISLAND (Lt.27 Stewart Rd). Completely furnished home & cabin on .9 acre w/private beach, deep water mourage, $999,000. 604-802-8711. View website for more info, photos & virtual tour: www.yourlinktorealestate.ca THE GLEN AT MAPLE FALLS Mtn Baker, WA. 1 1/4 hrs from Port Coq. Beeded lot, 40 ft x 80 ft, div 4 lot 160. Comes with 1992 40 ft Mallard park model and 8 ft x 12 ft shed. The Glen 415 acres of recreation, adjacent to 2 1/2 million acres of national forest. $64,900 Cdn or offers. Call Owners Keith & Dorothea at 604-942-7432

2BDRM/1BTH 680 Clarkson Concrete building. Small dog ok. Skytrain, Douglas College, avail now $1,300. (604) 777-5005

1BDRM + DEN/1BTH New Westminster F/p, w/d, new flooring, paint, close to shopping, bus, schools, Queens Park, 1 parking stall, N/P, N/S, $1,100 Monthly. Call: (604) 524-0056

2BDRM/2BTH 2789 SHAUGHNESSY ST Port Coquitlam Brand new unit in The Shaughnessy on Lions Park, Port Coquitlam’s first high rise. 25th floor corner unit with spectacular views from all rooms, and 2 decks; minimum 1 year lease; no smoking; references required; available on or before July 1st; No Pets. $1,495 Monthly. (604) 561-8979 email: m_j_walker@hotmail.com

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

Fabulous Summer Home Terrific Retirement Home Country Bed & Breakfast $537,500 USD * 2,750 sqft./ on .95 acres* * 4 Bedrooms * 3.25 Bathrooms * Oversized 2 Car Garage * Carport & Outbuilding * Drive onto Beautiful Samish Island, just North of Anacortes, Wa., to this custom Craftsman home with 25 feet of waterfront with adjacent road access. Park like setting. Two level exotic wood deck with views of Padilla Bay. Master with high ceilings, walk in closet, attached bath and solid Carerra marble surfaces. Bonus room upstairs. Extensive hardwoods, solid fir doors, walkin pantry, plenty of indoor storage, maple cabinets. For more information pls call:

LOG CABINS For Sale For rentals or ownership please join us for our open house during the May long weekend Sat May 19th, Sun May 20th 11am-4pm, and Mon May 21st 11am-2pm. Where you can view the newly renovated log cabins. Appreciate all the amenities the 6700+ sq ft Lodge building has to offer. At 5485 Lac Le Jeune Rd. Lac Le Jeune B.C. Take exit 336 off the Coquihalla Hwy and follow the signs to Lac Le Jeune. $189,900. Call: (604) 834-2020 or visit us at laclejeuneliving.com

6070

Squamish/ Whistler

1-(360)395-5525. bubba@wavecable.com

MEXICO SAN CARLOS Beautiful Executive retirement home 5 hrs from Arizona! 3000sf incls sep guest hse. $229k 604-364-6441

6065

Recreation Property

BEST LAKE FRONT FROM VAN only 1 hr, nr Bellingham, 2,900 sf, 5 br, 4.5 bath, 18 yr old home. Beautiful low bank waterfront, $739,000. Call 604-734-1300

NEW WEST. 1 BR & 2 BR. From $785 to $1125. Nicely upgraded building. Call 604-724-8353 NEW WEST 610-3rd Ave 1 BR $750 & 2 BR $925 incls heat, parking, n/s, n/p. 604-525-8087

CARM-ELLE APARTMENTS

815 - 5th Ave, New West

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

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

office: 604- 524-8174 cell: 604 354-9112

555 Cottonwood Ave, Coq

AMBER (W)

GARDEN VILLA

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

CALL 604 715-7764 BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

ARBOUR GREENE

JUNIPER COURT

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

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

552 Dansey Ave, Coq

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

1116 HAMILTON ST.

KING ALBERT COURT

1 bdrm from $850

Residential neighborhood. Close to parks and public transit. Hardwood floors.

RENTALS 778-801-1613 rentals@capreit.net www.caprent.com

AVAILABLE JUNE or July 1, 1 BR, $735/mo + utils, updated new suite, 621 Colburne, New West. No pets Call 604-454-4540. NEW WEST ASHLEY MANSION, 815 St. Andrews St. 1 BR, rent incls heat & hot water, nr all amens. Refs req. 604-526-4547 PO CO 2 BR apt $780 & $800/mo. Quiet-family complex, No Pets! Avail now. Call 604-464-0034

VANCOUVER. Modern 1 & 2 BR. Collingwood Village. Steps to Joyce Skytrain. 1-888-830-4232

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

ROYAL CRESCENT ESTATES

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

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

SUNSET PARK 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 from $1150. Rent incls heat, hot water & prkg. Family Living. On site daycare available. Near Cottonwood Park, Basketball Court & Skytrain. No pets.

604 939-0944

415 Westview St, Coq

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

NEW WESTMINSTER

Apt/Condos

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

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

VILLA MARGARETA 320-9th St, New West

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

Call 604-521-2884

6510

Co-ops

ANTRIM PLACE COOP 5300 Rumble Street, Burnaby Great Location! 2 BR townhouse, $867. Share Purchase $2,000 No subsidy available Application download: www.chf.bc.ca/antrimplace Email: antrim.place@hotmail.com

Move In Bonus

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

810 ST. ANDREWS ST.

Bayside Properties Services

115 PLACE CO-OP

SKYLINE TOWERS

Accepting applications for waiting list for 1 BR’s & 2 BR’s - suits couples. Very reasonable unit fees. Adult oriented high rise. Pool, exercise room & workshop. No pets. Participation mandatory, $2000 share purchase required. Enquiries to Membership Committee

1 Bdrm from $900 2 Bdrm from $1140

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

6508

CALL 604 715-7764

102-120 Agnes St, N.West

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

CALL 604 525-2122

Apt/Condos

Surrey Gardens Apartments for your new one bedroom home

www.GreatApartments.ca

$670.00

Located in Burnaby near Lougheed Town Centre

Co-ops

WIT’S END HOUSING CO-OP (1592 S.W. Marine Dr, Vanc.) Now accepting applications for 1 BEDROOM APT $757 • Share purchase is $1600. • Sorry no subsidy available. • Close to all amenities. • Sorry no dogs allowed. To apply please email: witsendcoop@shawbiz.ca Or mail: Box 409 - 1592 SW Marine Dr, Vancouver V6P 6M1

6515

Duplexes - Rent

3 BR upper, Metrotown, 1800sf $1575+60%utils, pets ok, 3 appls, share wd, sauna, fp, soaker tub, garage, June 15, 604-818-1129 SRY 104/144 ST, Avail Jun 1, 3 BR in 4plex, 4 appls, g/lvl entry, off st prkg, nr ammens, $1100 incls utils. Refs. 604-299-0818, 649-9099 SRY 104/144 ST, Lrg Upper 4 BR & fam rm, 2 lvl, skylights, 1.5 baths, 4 appls, utils incls, $1550, off st prkg, nr ammens, Refs. No Dogs. 604-299-0818, 649-9099

Owner Managed. Sorry, No Pets.

Call to view! 604-589-7040

1 MONTH FREE!

6535

Homestay

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

6540

Houses - Rent

BBY 4 BR 2 bath family home 15th - Canada Way. $1995. Call Quay Pacific Property Mgmt Ltd for Appointment to view at 604-570-2786 Quoting code P22 BBY HIGHGATE 3 BR hse, full bath, fenced back yd, pets neg, $1800. N/S. Jun 15. 604-463-0029 M Ridge 21437 117Ave, 4BR incls inlaw glvl ste, all appl, ns, np, Jun 1. $1700. 604-421-4052 PO CO 3191 Wellington St 3 BR main flr, 1.5 baths, cls to amens/ schools. $1450 inc heat/light. N/S, n/p. Jun 1. 1-250-464-4851 STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN ● No Qualification - Low Down ● CHILLIWACK - 9557 Williams, 3 Bdrm, 1 bath, Cozy HOUSE on

49’x171’lot, Exc Investment. $888/M VANCOUVER - 1066 East 8th Ave

1Br Mt. Pleasant Condo, Quiet, Cental Area, Solid Bldg...$788/M RICHMOND - 8031 Ryan Rd, 3Br Condo, Quiet, Spacious Top Flr, Cental, Convenient Area...$888/M Call Kristen today (604)786-4663 www.HomeBuyingCenter.ca

6450

Miscellaneous Rentals

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

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

BBY 11th Ave / 2nd St, 2BR g/lvl, everything new, granite kitch & bath. Near school, bus. NS/NP. $1000 incls utils sh’d laundry or $800 without lndry. 604-526-8798

Call 604- 421-1222

BBY, 16 Ave/6th St. 2 BR grd/lvl. Ns/np, no laundry. $795/mo incl hydro/cbl. Immed. 604-777-9924

NORTH BURNABY

BBY BRAND NEW 1 BR g/l ste. $750 incls utls/cbl. No w/d. Now. By bus. NS/NP. 604-524-0950

BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

Refreshingly Clean Meticulously Maintained

From

6510

Bayside Property 604-432-7774

office: 604- 936-1225

401 Westview St, Coq

6508

CALYPSO COURT

office: 604- 936-3907

Warehouse

WAREHOUSE/ OFFICE for rent avail. immed, clean, secure, bright. Bolivar Park Area Surrey $950 month +half utilities (604) 916-3473:

M. RIDGE dwntwn Urbano Complex, 2 br, 2 ba, inste w/d, f/p, 2 ug prkg, nr amen, deck, n/s, n/p, Jun 1. $1150+ utils. Refs. 512-8725

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

rentals@capreit.net www.caprent.com

6082

COQ. Princess Gate. 1,075 sq ft. Senior oriented bldg. 2 BR condo, 2 full baths, f/p, laundry. Ns/np. $1,275/mo incl heat & 1 u/g prkg spot. Avail July 1st. 604-469-1742

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

545 Rochester Ave, Coq

RENTALS 778-727-0209

2332 Argyle Cr. Squamish - Fall in Love with the Stunning Views! $599,900. 10,400 sq.ft. lot, 2648 sq.ft. house, 4 bdrms, 2 bath, suite potential. Barb Gloor, RE/ MAX Squamish. 1.604-892-4428 www.barbgloor.com

Apt/Condos

COTTONWOOD PLAZA

NEW WESTMINSTER 2585 Portree Way, Squamish Family Home $579,000 Immac house, situated across from the school.Barb Gloor, RE/MAX Squamish, 1.604-892-4428 www.barbgloor.com

6508

AMBER ROCHESTOR

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

9418 Marshall Rd, Bow, WA

BRAND NEW NARAMATA Townhomes - Perfect Holiday Home - Lock & Go - Steps to Beach & Winery. Alex Bloomfield 250-493-2244 (Office) 1-800-734-0457 (Toll Free) Royal Lepage Locations West

Apartments & Condos

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

Robert & Nancy Chaney, (for sale by owners)

10 ACRES OF OKANAGAN VIEW PROPERTY FOR SALE There are several suitable building sites on the property with spectacular views of city of Penticton, and both Lakes. Power at lot line and only 10 minutes from the full service Hospital. This beautiful property is being sold by the owner at only $299,000. Contact: donaclair11@gmail.com for further details, or call 250-493-5737.

6505

6508

Vancouver East Side

OPEN HOUSE Sat/Sun May 12 & 13th, 10am - 2pm, 2396 East 39th Ave. 50x140 lot, 1,050 sqft bungalow, asking $1.2 mllion.

Recreation Property

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

OPEN HOUSE Sun May 27th, 2-5pm, 220 Queens Ave, N West. 5 Br, 3 bath, 10,765 sf lot, approx 5,000 sf , inclds 2BR bsmt ste. parlike back yd. $1,388,000. Gerri, Mac Rlty, 604-761-3464

6020-28

6065

RENTALS

Pine Ridge Housing Co-op has opened its wait list for 1 BDRM, 2 BDRM & 3 BDRM Townhouses, $729, $957, & $1123 with a $2,000, $2,800 & $3,300 share purchase. Located in quiet forest setting on Burnaby Mnt. Close to SFU, schools, transit & shopping. Enjoy the feel of country living within minutes of the city. Sorry, no subsidies available. Community involvement expected. Download our app form @ www.pineridgeco-op.bc.ca or send SASE to: #89, 8763 Ash Grove Cres, Burnaby, BC V5A 4B8 Attn: Membership Ctte.

BBY Buffalo St. 1 BR ste Avail Immed, very clean, f/p, private kitchen & bath room, quiet area, N/S, N/P. $800/month incls utils. 604-420-1077 BBY E. Newer 1 BR ste, $700 incl hydro, no w/d. ns/np. 604 518-1866 or 604-521-1366

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RENTALS 6602

Suites/Partial Houses

BBY East , 2 BR grd lev, 1100 sq ft, radiant heat, share w/d, near school & bus. $900 + utils. Avail now. N/s, no dogs. Suits family 604-521-1008 or 604-789-6318

BBY, HIGHGATE. Bright bachelor suite. Ns/np. $550 incl hydro/ cable. Avail now. 604-522-6773 BBY N. reno’d 2 BR grnd lev ste, 1000 sf, N/s, N/p, incls w/d, July 1, $1200/mo incl util. 604-291-6746

6605

Townhouses Rent

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

ALBERNI FAMILY HOUSING CO-OP

5250 Rupert St, Vanc. 2 Bedroom Townhouse, 890sf, $1159. Share $1200. No Subsidy. Cats & dogs ok. By transit and shopping.

604-501-8770

RIVERS INLET Townhouses

(Coquitlam Centre area)

HOME SERVICES 8010

Alarm/Security

ALARM 604-463-7919

8060

Carpentry

* RENOS * Bsmt refinish * Drywall * Bath Tiles * Windows * Doors * Stairs. Call Norm 604-437-1470 *STRUCTURAL CHANGES*, framing, finishing, repairs. Professional & precise, 778-233-0559

Remove Place & Finish. All Carpentry. No Job too Small. Friendly Family Run Business Serving you since 1957.

604-240-3408 AKAL CONCRETE. Renos, driveways, stairs, floors, forming, landscaping. 778-881-0961 KT CONCRETE WORKS For all your concrete needs! For free estimate 604-307-0835 concreteworks.kt@gmail.com

2 BR & 3 BR Townhouse

COQ CENTRAL, 2 BR bsmt ste, sh’d W/D, walk-in closets, storage, $900 incls utls. Jun 1. NS/ NP. Nr school/bus. 604-726-6884 COQ CENTRE, 2 BR, new kitch, sh’d W/D, $850+shd utls. NS/NP. Jun 1. Nr transit. 604-218-8164 COQ Maillardville, 2 BR bsmt ste, sh’d laundry. Near Lougheed Mall, school, bus, shops. June 1. $900 incls utls. 604-931-7202 COQ WEST 2 BR, own WD. alarm, built in vac, NS/NP. $975 incls utls. June 1. 604-937-3751 COQ, Westwood Plat. Lrg 1 BR bsmt. Sh’d W/D. $700 incl hydro/ sat tv/’net. Avail June 1st. Ns/np. 604-944-6390 or 778-834-0714

2 levels, 5 appls, decorative fireplace, carport. Sorry no pets. Great Location! We also have apartments Bachelor, 1 BR & 2 BR call for availability.

604-942-2012

coquitlampropertyrentals.com

WOODLAND PARK

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

Contact 604-939-0221

woodland@rentmidwest.com

6620 N WEST sm new 1 BR ste, inc w/d /cble/utils/Y-Fi, nr s/train/amens, np/ns. $750. Jun 1. 604-777-0977

2BDRM/1BTH 6853 Sperling Basement Suite, Cable & Internet $900/Mo (604) 433-5150

Warehouse/ Commercial

SHOPS & WAREHOUSE 1500, 2000, 3000 to 16,000 sf in Burnaby, Langley, Maple Ridge and Mission. Call 604-328-0411 or email: ginoalpi@gmail.com

8035

Carpet Cleaning

ROYAL STEAM CLEANING Carpet, house, window, move in/ out cleaning 604-765-8054

8055

Cleaning

A QUALITY CLEANING -7 days/ wk res/comm, senior discount low rate 778-998-9127 778-239-9609

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

8060

Concrete

CONCRETE

BBY NORTH, 2 BR bsmt, $850 incls utils, n/p, n/s, Avail Now. 604-298-7781, 778-855-8871

“Our reputation is as solid as our service.” • Renovations • Driveways • Sidewalks • Stairs • Forming • Floors • Landscaping

AKAL CONCRETE

778-881-0961

Planning on RENOVATING?

✔ ✔ ✔ ✔

MARGON CONCRETE

Stamped & Decorative Retaining Walls & Stairs Prep, Place & Finish Driveways & Floors

Call George: 604-862-6133

8080

Electrical

#1113 LOW COST ELECTRIC Comm/Res/Panel change Heating. Lic & Bonded. 604-522-3435

D & W ELECTRICAL Comm/Res/Ind. All electrical. Lic & Bonded. WCB. 778-862-0098

Electrician Lic#95323, Bonded, Affordable Com/Res. No Job too small. 25 yrs exp. 604 727-2306 YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guar’d. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

8087

Excavating

EXCAVATING & BOBCAT SERVICES • Garage Teardowns • Demolition • Driveway Widening • Concrete & Asphalt Removal • Landscape Removal • Yard Leveling & Clean Up • Digging & Trenching • Dirt Removal • Retaining Wall • 10-40 Yard Disposal Bins

604-306-8599

8090

8105

Repairs & Staining Installation Free Estimates

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

HENRY’S

Check out the specialists in our Home Service of the Classifieds Directory of the Classifieds and get started and get started yourtoday! project today! on your on project To advertiseyour your Home Home Service To advertise ServiceBusiness Business Classifieds 604-444-3000 callcallClassifieds: 604-444-3000

Lawn & Garden

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

604-771-8885

Artistry of Hardwood Floors

Refinish, sanding, install, dustless Prof & Quality work 604-219-6944

Moving & Storage

8185

AFFORDABLE MOVING Installation • Refinishing • Repairs ART of HARDWOOD FLOORS 604-240-3344

Residential and Commercial • Lawn Mowing • Gardening • Power Raking • Hedge Trim • Pruning • Lawn Repairs

Free Est. 604-779-6978

email:

alljobs@telus.net

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

8125

Gutters

BURNABY AT YOUR HOME GUTTERS

NO HST! til MAY 31

(max. $400)

• Gutter Installation, Cleaning & Repairs • Roofing & Roof Repairs • Moss Control, Removal & Prevention 25 year Warranteed Leaf & Needle Guard WCB – Fully Insured 100% Money Back Guarantee

604-340-7189 atyourhomeservicesgroup.ca

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

8130

Handyperson

A Retired Tradesman Installs Bathroom hold bars, towel racks, resealing. Richard 604-377-2480 BIG OR small jobs. We do it all. Free ests. A & M Construction 778-709-4364, 604-649-9965

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

8150

Reno’s & Home Improvements Kitchen & Baths, Tiling, Electrical, Carpentry +. WCB. 604-518-2948

8155

1 to 3 Men

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

45

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

FREE ESTIMATES Seniors Discount

604-537-4140 www.affordablemoversbc.com

I’m a neighbour of yours... Lawn Contracts • Full Service ❏ Weed / Moss Control ❏ Hedge Trim’g / Pruning ❏ Yard & Garden Clean-up ❏ The Vegetable Patch Call Dan • 604-862-4678 www.fnlc.ca

GARDEN GROOMER Garden Maintenance Lawn Care

• Lawn Cutting • Power Raking • Rototiling & Pruning • Hedge Trimming • Power Washing • Open to odd jobs Free Est, Established Since 1997 Licensed Business, reasonable rates

CLIFF 604.931.0825 GARDENING SERVICE

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

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

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

604-708-8850

BEST RATE MOVING Experienced Movers with Affordable Rates! Starting $40/ hour Licensed & Insured

• Local & Long Distance • Seniors Discount

604-787-8061 $35/HOUR PER PERSON • 24/7 Abe Moving & Delivery and Rubbish Removal. 604-999-6020

Call Mr. Van 604-726-9741

AMI MOVING ★ 5 ton cube. Starting at $49/hour. Local & long distances. 24/7 ★ 604-617-8620

Park’s Landscaping

BROTHERS MOVING & Delivery Local & Long Distance 604-720-0931 Best rates. brothersmovingservice.com

Gardening Services Lawn Maintenance Landscape Design Residential & Commercial William KIM • 28 years exp.

604-518-3571

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 604-723-2468; Tran the Gardener. Lawns, aeration, power raking, cutting, trimming, cleanups. Very reliable.

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

Landscaping

NAHANEE MOVING.COM Family Owned. Evening moves available. Bonded, Insured. Non Smoking, Free Est. 604-782-3973

8193

Oil Tank Removal

TANKTECH Certified Oil Tank Removal & Remediation Specialists. res/com. Free est. 604-328-1234

Painting/ Wallpaper

8195

AAA

PRECISION PAINTING

• Exterior/Interior Projects • Written Warranty • Years of Experience • Fully Insured • WCB Covered Professional Crew of Ticketed Painters

QUALITY WORK. DONE RIGHT.

778.881.6096 A & W Landscape • Clean-ups, Disposal, Pruning, GUTTERS Seniors Disc. Al @ 604-783-3142 Lawn Contracts • Full Service • Specials on Power Raking Now Call Dan • 604-862-4678

Flooring/ Refinishing

Hardwood Floor Refinishing

HOME RENOVATION CREDIT Home Service TAX Directory

8160

Fencing/Gates

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

of the in our CheckTake out Advantage the specialists

Flooring/ Refinishing

8105

DALL’ANTONIA CONCRETE

Systems Ltd.

8030

Concrete

Burnaby NOW • Friday, May 25, 2012 • A49

Able Boys Landscaping Ltd. bobcat, turf, cedar fence, paving stones, ashphalt 604-377-3107 Akasha Turf Grass Mngt complete lawn restoration, aeration & fert. Res/Comm. $79. 526-6305

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

CONSTRUCTIVE LANDSCAPING

★ Stonework.paving stones ★ Cedar decks/fencing ★ Pergola’s ★ 30 yrs exp Call Danny 604-250-7824 www.constructivelandscaping.com

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

Greenworx Redevelopment Inc. Hedges, Pavers, Ponds & Walls, Returfing, Demos, Drainage, Jackhammering. Old Pools Filled in, irrigation. 604.782.4322

Install Hardwood & Laminate Flr Prompt. Professional. Quality. Exc rates. Jesse 778-989-1585

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

Akasha Turf Grass Mngt complete lawn restoration, aeration & fert. Res/Comm. $79. 526-6305

GARDEN ROTOTILLING

Tree services, stump grinding, lawn aeration, reseeding, lawn and garden installations. Licenced for Chaffer Beetle treatment

Call: 778-885-6488

Magic Star Painting

Spring Specials 3 ROOMS $

299

4 ROOMS $

379

Top Quality Quick Work Free Estimates

Call Now: 780-6510

ALLQUEST PAINTING Quality Work You Can Trust! Interior & Exterior ★ UNBEATABLE PRICES ★ Free Est. / Written Guarantee

Insured/WCB

HON’S Garden Services •Power Raking •Cuts •Trim •Weed •Spring Cleanup ★ 604-317-5328 Lawn Maintenance, edging, trim clean-up/hedge/soil/mulch/power rake/fertilize. Quality Service, Low $, Reliable. 778-241-9706

778-997-9582

D&M PAINTING

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

604-724-3832 LAWNS MOWED, gardening, yard clean-up, hedges, gutters, rubbish removal. 604-773-0075

8175

Masonry

Constructive Landscaping Stonework.paving stones, Cedar decks/fences, Pergola’s, 30 yrs exp. Call Danny 604-250-7824 www.constructivelandscaping.com

FAIRWAY PAINTING

Fully Insured 20 years experience Call 604Free Estimates

INTERIOR & EXTERIOR SPECIALS

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Home Services

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HOME SERVICES 8195

Painting/ Wallpaper

BEST PAINTING. Repair drywall. Repaint Specialist. Interior/Ext. Free estimates. 604-724-9953 EXPERIENCED PAINTER, 15 years. Good rates, Refs. Free est 778-709-4364, 604-649-9965

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

8250

Roofing

Patios/Decks/ Railings

Aluminum & Glass Railings Fences & Gates PATIO COVERS

778-855-5574 778-316-2116

Book by June 15/12, get 10% off

8205

Paving/Seal Coating

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

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

8220

Plumbing

WESTMOR

Plumbing Ltd

Res - Com Professional Service FLAT RATE 7 DAYS/WK

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

604-377-3346

MATCO DESIGN

All Renovations & Additions, Ins. Quality Work

Kitchen & Bath RENOVATIONS HOME IMPROVEMENTS

Tiling • Electrical • Carpentry All jobs BIG & small. Licensed • Insured • WCB - Pacific Core -

604-518-2948

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

$59/HR Lic’d/Ins. Exp & friendly

Clogged drains, plumbing, small jobs OK! Call 24/7! 604-805-2488

8255

Collectibles & Classics

782-2474

* We Remove & Recycle Anything*

Free Est’s • Large or Small Jobs

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

jet, 2 dr cpe, reblt mtr, new brakes &lines & paint, $9,500 604-376-8363

8225

Power Washing

DECKS, PATIOS, pools, driveways. 25 yrs exp. Free ests. Call Al 604-782-3973

8240

1969 FORD Falcon Futura 302 auto, fully restored, immac paint & body, numerous high performance options. $13,500. Photos at www.photobucket.com/69falcon Call 604-307-0201

Trips start at

$49

John 778-288-8009

10% OFF with this ad w w w.student worksdisposal.com

New • Additions • Renovations Licenced, insured and bonded 25+ years exp. 604-936-0404 Complete Bathroom Reno’s Suites, Kitchens,Tiling, Skylights, Windows, Doors. 604-521-1567

HANDYMAN, Reno’s, Carpentry, H/W Flrs, Home Repairs, etc. Rob 604-307-6715 (Bby/New West/Coq) Moon Const Building Services. Specialize in Concrete, Forming & Framing. Call Patrick 218-3064 PERFECT RAILING & AWNING LTD. Sunrooms Patio Covers. BBB Member. 778 855-5574

8250

Roofing

2000 CHEVY MALIBU. 4 doors, auto, 6 cyl, brown. 1 owner, well maintained, no accidents. High km so only $1,500. 604-397-0369

1978 MERCEDES 450SL, convertible w/hardtop, run grt, looks sharp $8500.604-922-5986

1981 LINCOLN Town car, signature series, stock, collector plates, $5000 obo 604-792-6367

9115

NO HST! til MAY 31

(max. $400)

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

BEN’S RUBBISH REMOVAL

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

DEALS OF THE WEEK

1404 S.W. Marine Drive • where Granville meets Marine

1-866-461-3363

2011 TOYOTA SIENNA

PATRICK’S Rubbish Removal Constr/drywall/concrete. Garden/ leaf clean-up. Call 604-808-1652

8260

Stucco/Siding/ Exterior

8309

23,980

#211317

21,980

$

2011 CHRYSLER 200 CONV.

PTV HOME RENOVATIONS Porcelain, Slate, Granite. Bath & Kitchens. Santo 778-235-1772

#211520

9110

26,980

$

Collectibles & Classics

2011 FORD MUSTANG

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

A Eastwest Roofing & Siding Re-roofing, Gutter, Free Est, BBB Member, 10% disc, Seniors Disc, 604-812-9721, 604-783-6437

Bill 604-298-1222 www.chrisdalehomes.com

NORTH WEST ROOFING Re-Roofing & Repair. WCB & liability insur. Jag, 778-892-1530

2011 FORD ESCAPE

#111152

18,980

$

2011 FORD EDGE SEL

#111141

$

23,800

2010 HYUNDAI ACCENT

1986 CHRYSLER TC Woody Wagon, 1 owner, excellent condition. $2350. 604-534-2997

1989 JAGUAR XJS coupe, V12 159 K, pristine cond $8,950 obo. Priv sale, call Bob 604-986-8516

A-1 TRI CRAFT TREE SERVICES (EST. 1986) Wildwood Tree Services, Exp Hedge Trimming and Removal & Tree Pruning. Free Est. 604-893-5745

8335

19,980

$

#111101

2011 VOLVO V50

#211386

$

2011 CHEVROLET Malibu (Auto,air, fully loaded, 80 to clear)....MSRP $26,200 Now $14,995 #4140 – 1-888-812-2511

www.BurrellAuto.com 3094 Westwood St, Port Coq 604 945-4999. 2925 Murray St, Port Moody 604 461-7995.

9129

Luxury Cars

#211594

9110

2011 HYUNDAI ELANTRA TOURING

$

10,980

Collectibles & Classics

#11150

9125

$

14,980 Domestic

1970 Jaguar E-TYPE In excellent shape and ready to go for sunny summertime driving. Too many upgrades to list. Pictures and invoices of work available. $68,000 1970jaguaretype4sale.com adamashurst61@gmail.com

1979 MG Midget 75,000kms Ready to drive away $5,000. 604 739-9234 nickimuir@yahoo.com

2001 CHRYSLER Sebring Convertible, auto, $8850 #01-7563 604.466.6007 MJ Autowholesale.com #30332

2004 MUSTANG, convertible, black, premium six, 88,760km, aircared 2017, lady driven, exc cond, $8950, 604-859-8255

1995 FORD Mustang convertible, new top, Aircared, V6, auto, good cond $3200. 604-984-7574

Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

1983 HONDA CM250, approx 20,000 mi, low cost transport, dependable, new tires, saddle bags $1450. 604-880-9073

2006 BUICK Allure CX. 94K kms. No accid., local, garage kept. Exc cond. $8,900. (1)-604-855-1335 2007 PIAGGIO scooter MP3-250, silver, practically new, less than 500 km, fuel injected engine, security lock, new battery, $4300. Call Don 604-987-9166

Domestic

1976 THUNDERBIRD, 1 owner, no accidents, serious inquiries. only. Call 604-465-7997

2007 BMW 335 coupe 62km 1 ownr, mint cond, leather, auto, sunroof, Sports Package & Prem Package $32,900. 604-6167727 greg.upson@rbc.com

9130

1995 MERCEDES E320 Cabriolet Exc cond; local, 109K, NO accid. $14,900 Rare 778-773-1398

1998 MUSTANG SVT Cobra Convertible, 35,350 orig km, very detailed history, pristine show quality, $17,900 obo. 604-531-9373

2005 ASTON Martin DB9. 'James Bond style car!' Silver metallic. 23,000 km. 6.0, V12, 450 hp. New tires. 1 owner. You deserve the best! $86,980. 604-781-7614. 2007 BMW 525I, black, loaded, leather, sunroof, very clean, 122K, $24,900. 604-999-4097

9125

Window Cleaning

BOB’S WINDOW Gets that Clean, Clear Shine No Drops, No Drips, No Streaks Right into the corners! Serving you for over 20 yrs. Also do Gutters 604 588-6938

1995 FERRARI F355 GTB. Meticulously cared for. Canadian car. Recent full engine out service, new clutch and release bearing, Tubi exhaust, Hyperflow cats, wheel spacers. Drives and looks perfect! A must see! $54,900. Call 778-834-6069

29,980

1990 BENTLEY Mulsane 4 Dr Sedan, leather upholstery. Like New. ONLY 42,000 kms, $20,000 obo. Lgly. Ralph 778-988-2055

Andrew 604-618-8585

www.crownroofgutters.ca

All Mechanically Inspected

www.budgetcarsales.com

Tree Services

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

1.877.602.7346

2011 CADILLAC CTS (Luxury. Leather, Panaramic Sunroof, Mags, 10 to clear)....MSRP $45,645 Now $29,995 1-888-812-2511

2001 CORVETTE Z06 black on black, absolute mint cond, 55k. Must sell! $32,000. 604-574-7629

Tiling

$ BEST RATES $

Visit us online to receive a special discount:

30 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE

Sand & Gravel

WASH OR FILL SAND $15-20/yd; Mushroom or steer manure $15/yd; Lawn & Garden or Turf Blend $24/yd.; All Gravel $20-$26/yd. Kelly 604-763-4215

8300

$

2011 HYUNDAI SONATA GLS

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

atyourhomeservicesgroup.ca

TOTAL HOME RENOVATIONS Since 1983

2002 FORD FOCUS SW, low kms, no accidents, $3680. auto, very good cond, 604-724-5726

Budget Car Sales

#111155

8315

Call for a free estimate:

2010 CHRYSLER 300 Touring Auto/ Air/ loaded....$15,995 3696 1-888-812-2511

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

WCB – Fully Insured 100% Money Back Guarantee

604-340-7189

2008 CADILLAC Escalade EXT $39,888. (604) 626-4548 www.bypassautosales.ca #30576

Dealers

AT YOUR HOME ROOFING

Tried & True Since 1902

All Around Painting EXTERIOR Paint SPECIALISTS Call Billy • 604-825-4193

Domestic

2011 CHEVROLET Impala (Auto, air, Fully Loaded, V6, 30 to clear)....MSRP $29,690 Now $12,995 #4135 - 1-888-812-2511

Student Works

B i n s f ro m 5 - 3 0 y a rd s a v a i l .

Renovations & Home Improvement

FROM DESIGN TO FINISH

9125

2009 PONTIAC Vibe Very Big Selection...$11,895 #4204 1-888-812-2511

1999 BENTLEY Arnage Stunning sapphire on cream interior. Quick 4.4L twin turbo. Non smoker, No accidents. Mint. Looks new! $49,900. Call 604-889-2525

BURNABY

LICENSED PLUMBER & Gasfitter. BBQs, ranges, etc. Repairs, renos. VISA ok. 604-830-6617

Domestic

1997 TOYOTA Camry LE. 4 drs, 4 cyl, auto, a/c. Well maintained. Aircared. $3700. 604-936-1270

1968 THUNDERBIRD 429 quadra

Disposal & Recycling

Quality Home Improvement ★ Stucco ★ All Kinds. No Job Too Big or Small. 604-725-8925 PLUMBER • Reno’s •Rough-ins •Fixtures •H/W Tanks •Gas •Service. ★ 778-227-1119

9125

Rubbish Removal

604-RUBBISH

ALLQUEST PAINTING Quality Work You Can Trust! 778 997-9582

FAIRWAY PAINTING 604 729-1234

Plumbing, Heating, Plugged drains. Ironman Plumbing 604-510-2155

YOUNG BROTHERS ROOFING Re-Roofing Specialist! 778-896-4858

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

PLUMBER Service and repairs, Hot water tanks, Heating, Gas Fitting, Renos (604) 910-4116

$38 PER HOUR

9110

604-720-1564

30 yrs exp. matco@telus.net

604-551-8531

10% Off with this Ad! For all your plumbing, heating & reno needs. Lic Gas Fitter, Aman. 778-895-2005

Collectibles & Classics

40 years experience

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

Free Est Lic - Ins - Bonded

9110

LOW COST CONSTRUCTION

★ QUAYSIDE PAINTING ★ 3 rooms $299.00 (604) 727-0043

8200

AUTOMOTIVE

2006 LINCOLN LS, 1 owner 29,000K, garage kept, immac, loaded, dark wine colour ext, blk leather int, $16,900. Call 604 584-4704 or 778 228-2721

2007 CADILLAC Escalade 4wd (Luxury, Leather, Sunroof, Mags)...$32,995 #3339 1-888-812-2511

2008 HARLEY D, Nighttrain, 110 cu.in 11K, cost $31K, ask $20K, 604-847-9353 (Chill) after 5pm

Automotive

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Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

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Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

9155

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

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9160

Sports & Imports

9160

Sports & Imports

2010 TRIUMPH American Motorcycle, 900 cc, never driven, $8700. 604-533-4962 morn/eve

9145

2002 GMC Avalanche, 4x4, 130K, Keyless Entry, Completely Loaded, Immaculate Condition, Private Sale, $10,000. Please call 604-308-3167

2002 Toyota Sequoia Automatic 305,000 kms 1 owner, top condition, all records, new Michelins. $13,900 email: randyenomoto@gmail.com

9160

Scrap Car Removal

Sports & Imports

2005 AUDI S4. Quattro (AWD). 102,000 km. Blk leather. Incl 2 set of wheels & tires. 6 speed. Power everything! Exc cond. $19,500. Call/text Rick @ 778-847-2975.

2002 SANTA FE, 128K kms, 4 cyl, 5 spd, air, pw, exc cond $5000 obo 604-710-8053

NO WHEELS, NO PROBLEM

FREE

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL No Wheels, No Problem

2002 TOYOTA Rav 4 Auto $8800 #02-6963. 604.466.6007 MJ Autowholesale.com #30332

CASH FOR SOME COMPLETE CARS OPEN 24 HRS. INCLUDING HOLIDAYS

MIKE:

604-872-0109

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

604-728-1965 John FREE SCRAP CAR REMOVAL No Wheels, No Problem CASH for some complete cars OPEN 24 hrs includes holidays MIKE 604-872-0109 THE SCRAPPER Scrap Car & Truck Removal CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES 604-790-3900 2 Hour Service

THESCRAPPER SCRAPPER THE SCRAP CAR & SCRAP CAR & TRUCKREMOVAL REMOVAL TRUCK

CASHFOR FORALL ALLVEHICLES VEHICLES CASH

604-790-3900 604-790-3900 2 HOOUURRSSEERRVVICICE 2H

9155

1994 PONTIAC Trans Am GT red with grey int., well maint., lady driven $4800. Serious inquires only. Ph 604-997-2583

E

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

2009 DODGE p/u 150 hemi SLT, loaded, matching canopy, rhino lined, show room cond. 8,000 org km ’s, $25,000. 1-604-613-3727 1-604-796-9060 2010 JEEP Commander 4wd 7 Passenger/ Loaded/ Mags...$22,995 #3631 1-888-812-2511

2011 GMC Yukon 4wd luxury/ Leather/ Loaded/ Mags...$35,995 #3791 1-888-812-2511 2011 NISSAN Pathfinder SV 4wd 7Pass/ Loaded/ Mags...$28,888 #3776 1-888-812-2511

1995 BMW 328I Convertible, 88,000kms, leather int, new tires/ brakes, $7,999. 604 536-4293

1995 SUBARU Legacy wagon good run cond 242,000 k, s/roof, $2350. 604-985-8495 eves pls.

1996 MAZDA Precidia MX-3, std, 181K, exc cond, air cared. $1650 obo. (Richmond) 778-881-6478

2002 INFINITY I35 4 dr auto, Luxury model, 1 owner, loaded, exc cond. Moving must sell. $9500 obo. Sry 604-541-0018

1998 JEEP TJ -5speed $5900 #98-1754 604.466.6007 MJ Autowholesale.com #30332

2006 AUDI A3 lthr int, FWD; 2.0T w/200hp, 6 spd auto, w/DSG paddleshifters; no accid 101,000

hwy km, 8 rims/tires. 604-899-2531

2006 HYUNDAI TIBURON SE. 103K km. Leather, mint, sunroof, a/c, CD, alarm. 2.0 L, 4 cyl. No accid. $9600. 604-839-6253

2006 NISSAN Altima 2.5S Special Edition 94,000 km automatic, spoiler, fog lights, new tires, winter mats. $10,888. Call 604-819-9596 Chilliwack

Vans

2006 Mercedes-Benz ML500 4Matic, 149,500 kms. Excellent, loaded, Nav, DVD. $19,995 (604) 290-3975

2005 Ford F-350 Lariat Super Duty, Crew Cab, Dually Automatic 84,000 kms, DVD Player, Fully Loaded $25,900. Call: (604) 780-2696 or email: aaronhare@gmail.com

2011 Dodge Ram 3500 LOW KMs, DIESEL $42,990. (604) 780-2696, aaronhare@gmail.com

12’ PRINCECRAFT 15 hp mercury, low usage, easy rider trailer 2 swivel chairs $3500 obo. Ph 604-792-1224 1986 RENNELL, 6 cycle mercury, 9.94 cycle Yamaha, after 1 yr not used, not perfect, $1400 obo, 604-462-1540

1988 CHEV 20 work van, 3/4 ton, Aircared, original owner, good running order $2750 obo 604-986-2430 bberbea@shaw.ca

19FT SEARAY, 165 merc inboard, w/trailer, runs awesome, $6000 obo. 604-817-9004

2002 WINDSTAR (Ford) 140 kms, good cond., $3700. 604-846-8597 after 4pm or all day wkends

2005 HUNTER 33 Sailboat, $95,900. Moored @ Point Roberts. Call Greg 778-686-5299

2007 PT CRUISER. Hot deal! Auto, low kms, very clean. Cream exterior, grey interior. A/C. Mag wheels. Spoiler. Aircared. Rear wiper. $6,395 obo. 778-242-2018

2008 HONDA Civic, 4 dr, silver, auto, 60,000kms, excl cond, fully loaded, $11,500. 604 518-3166

2011 HYUNDAI ACCENT GL 4 dr, loaded. 25,500 km. $11,600. Exc cond. 1-604-793-5520 (5961)

2004 MITSUBISHI Outlander AWD $8800 #04-6580 MJAutowholesale.com 604.466.0007 #30332

2005 CHRYSLER Town & Country Touring, fully loaded, pwr side door/taildoor, store & go seats. $6,500 obo. 604-710-9030

2010 CHRYSLER Town & Country Ultimate Luxury Vans with Power Sliders...$18,888 #4215 1-888-812-2511 2010 DODGE Grand Caravan (Fully Loaded, Media Centre with Stow’n Go, 40 Grand caravans to Clear)...$15,995 #3530 1-888-812-2511 CHEVY UPLANDER 2005. V-6, auto, 7 pass., grey, A/C, power locks & windows, cruise, tilt, 93K km. Runs very well. $6,400. 604-241-2530 or 604-375-2570

2003 MERCEDES CLK 320, 105k, 2nd owner, no acc. mint, local, $14,250. 604-626-8009 2002 Chevrolet Venture No accidents, $3,900. Call: (604) 309-4208; adkooy@telus.net

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

1998 NOMAD 5th Wheel 25 ft. 1 slide; Standup/walk around Bdrm $12,000 604-796-2866

2002 25’ Custom Coach travel trailer, queen bed & bunks, $10,500. Call 604-984-9293

2004 PLEASUREWAY Plateau M/H, Mercedes Benz diesel, Mi. 61,588K, Immac cond & loaded. Ph Peter 1-604-220-5005

2004 WESTWIND Trailer. 25 ft. Sleeps 6, incl private BR w/dbl bed. Awning, bbq, full bath, fridge/ stove. $10,000. 604-538-8120

2007 GTI SEADOOS yellow, 4 Stroke, low hrs, 155HP. & 2003 GTX Seadoo blue, 2 Stroke, 160 hrs. With trailer, stored indoors, no salt water; $12,500 obo. LOTS of FUN! 604-857-3344

2009 Chevrolet Uplander Automatic 86,000 kms Priced to sell!! Burgundy LS ,7 pass, two sets of tires, Rear DVD , well maintained and mostly Hwy kms $9,900 Call: (604) 614-0762

2007 TERRY 28ft, slide, auto awning, sleeps 6, exc cond. Used 3 mths! $20,000. 604-367-7892

BOAT FOR SALE 17’ bowrider/ 144hp io/ready to go $5,000 Call: 604-703-0133 email: gljohnson248@telus.net

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RV’s/Trailers

2008 SPORTSMEN 28’ 5th wheel, 2 slides, spotless. Reduced $18,500. 604-230-2728

1980 GMC C Class, 21ft m/h, w/motorcycle carrier, running cond. $1500 obo. 604-937-0408

2011 COUGAR 28-6' Mint only 1 trip. Loaded c/w slide + all options ++ more $23,900 604 531-2841 1988 SLUMBER QUEEN. 5th Wheel. Sleeps 4. Fridge - 3 way, furnace, a/c. Clean & well kept. No rust. $4,250. 604-298-4042

2011 HYUNDAI Sonata Loaded/ Mags/ Alloys...$17,988 #3491 1-888-812-2511

2003 MAZDA Prote´ge´ 5, 5 spd, 140K km, new water pump, timing belt & front wheel bearings, sunroof, pwr windows, locks, cruise, nice cond. $7,700. 778-227-2010

1995 SEA Breeze 31 (Class A) Fully equipped, exc. cond., tow car avail $22,500 obo 604-746-5898'

2002 WINNEBAGO Sunova, fiberglass roof, 51,400 kms, kitchen slide, awning, tow bar incl, 4K gen, $42,000. 604-943-2583

1991 MAZDA MPV, runs good, new timing belt & radiator, $1800 obo. 778-288-9784

2004 FORD Freestar, V6, 4.2L, auto, low kms, new brakes, tires & battery $6800. 604-858-7553

2009 INFINITI G37 Luxury/ leather/ loaded/ mags...$25,995 #3135 1-888-812-2511 2002 SUBARU Impreza AWD wagon $7500 #01-1573 MJ Autowholesale.com 604-466-6007 #30332

Boats

2006 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT. 46,000 km. Grey. 4 drs, auto, p/w, p/l, leather heated seats, sunroof, mag wheels. Good condition! $16,000 obo. 604-240-9912

KIA MAGENTIS 2008 lx V6 auto 200 hp - 20,300 km. Only $12,500. Chwk 604-847-3297 2000 FORD Explorer 4x4, fully loaded, 150K, exc cond, white, air cared. $3,750. 604-218-8499

2007 Acura TL Auto, 122,000 kms. Financing Available $16,880. Call: (604)780-2696

2010 CHEVROLET Express 2500 Cargo (Auto, air, 15 Cargo Vans to Clear)...$19,995 #3330 1-888-812-2511 2002 MAZDA Protege Auto $4800 #02-6171. 604 466 6007 MJAutowholesale.com #30332

1994 Special Edition Travelaire 5th whl, 26.5, aircon, lam flrs, $8000 obo (Abbot) 604-504-0408

2006 GMC Savana Automatic 190,000 kms 2.8l. Runs like new. Good Condition. Offers. $8,000 Call: (604) 876-5015

1996 MIRAGE 19ft , 4.3 litre good on fuel, stocked, stored indoors, no salt, 600 hrs, w/trailer, good cond, $8800 obo. 604-857-3344

1997 Chevy 4x4 1500. 4.3liter vortec v6, sound system, tinted windows.$2400. 604-807-4203 NEW CHEVROLET Silverado Crew Cabs (Auto, V8, Air, Onstar, well equiped, 200 Trucks to Clear)) MSRP $33,980 Now $21,995 - 1-888-812-2511

2000 Honda Odyssey LX Automatic 231,000 kms Grey, single owner, good condition, trans & brakes recently done. Bluetooth. Trailer hitch. Service records avail. $4,999. Call: (604) 987-1595 email: hurlberton@shaw.ca

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2011 NISSAN Xterra 4wd (Auto, V6, Loaded, Mags, 10 Xterra to clear)...$25,995 #3895 1-888-812-2511

1990 GMC Suburban. 4 WD, underdrive, blue, well kept. New Bluetooth. $6,000. 604-584-0324

1997 TOYOTA RAV 4-5 SPD $6950. #97-2143. 604-466-6007 MJ Autowholesale.com #30332

2005 COROLLA Auto,96k, a/c, no acc, aircared, new tires $8,500. Call: (604) 274-8627

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2010 NISSAN Rogue AWD Auto/ Loaded/ cd...$19,995 #3650 1-888-812-2511

2011 SUBARU Outback (Luxury Crossover, Auto, Loaded)...$26,988 #3626 1-888-812-2511

1961 TRIUMPH TR3A red,black interiorComplete & original good engine& trany for details (Delta) 604-816-9954, $9,500 obo

2005 TOYOTA Camry LE, 95,000 kms, local, excellent cond $8880. 604-988-7812

2005 JEEP Liberty Sport, Auto $9800 #04-1840 604.466.6007 MJ Autowholesale.com #30332 2008 FORD F150 S/Cab 4wd Fully Loaded Truck...$18,888 #2759 1-888-812-2511

RV’s/Trailers

1997 WILDERNESS 22ft, good cond, sleeps 5, fridge/freezer. $5,500 obo. Tony 604-464-1072

1990 TOYOTA Corolla auto, good cond, no accidents, aircared. $1200 obo. 604-888-0794 1994 MERCEDES C280, 85K, grey, fully loaded, extras, exc cond, $10K obo, Ladner 604-940-6460

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1993 Toyota Camry 4 dr. auto 174 km, 4 cyl. service records $2,995. (604) 602-9066.

2005 BMW 645 Ci Convertible 1 Owner,43KM,Immaculate,6spd Manual, $39,000. 604-833-6931

1984 CORVETTE 383 stroker auto hard top - soft top Stainless exhasummust $8,995 Ph 604-795-9967

Vans

2008 Honda Odyssey DX 85K km. Well maint, no acc. PL, PW, AC $16,900. 604-805-3646

2004 NISSAN Maxima Luxury/ Leather/ Loaded...$10,888 #0666 1-888-812-2511

2008 HARLEY D, Sportster, 1200low, 4400km, cost $14K, ask $10K, 604-847-9353 Chill aft 5pm

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1990 FORD 28ft Classic, 120K, always roofed, sleeps 6, $8300, 604-466-1469

2002 GMC Adventurer. Great camping with snowbird option! 106,000 kms Excellent 20’ motorhome. Sleeps 4, with oven, microwave, fridge & new stereo system. Low km, little used. $20,000. (604) 833-4537

1992 CONQUEST Motorhome. 28’, sleeps 8, isld bed, a/c, furn., generator. 64,022 orig. km. Exc cond.! $16,000. 604-531-3404

ROAD RANGER 5TH WHEEL 24 FT. Rear bath, queen bed, new tires. New cond. $11,950. Call: (604) 325-7871 or email: glendoro@telus.net


A52 • Friday, May 25, 2012 • Burnaby NOW

WEEKLY SPECIALS 100% BC Owned and Operated Prices Effective May 24 to May 30, 2012.

We reserve the right to limit quantities. We reserve the right to correct printing errors.

Meat Department

Grocery Department Kicking Horse Organic Fair Trade Coffee

Camino Organic Fair Trade Chocolate Bars

assorted varieties

assorted varieties

from 10.99

2/6.00

454g • product of Canada

Olympic Multipack Yogurt

assorted varieties

WOW!

2.99 PRICING

Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts

Red Peppers, Hot House Grown, from Origin O B.C. Grown, Certified Organic

PRICING

WOW!

2.99 PRICING

Halibut Fillets

Enjoy Life Cookies

3.99

Valencia Oranges

25.99lb/ 57.28kg

assorted varieties

2/5.00

8 pack

WOW!

2.99 PRICING

170g

Tree of Life Organic Spreads

Genisoy Energy Bars

assorted varieties

3/2.49

assorted varieties

2/5.00

4.98lb/ 10.98kg

value pack

3.99lb/ 8.80kg

WOW!

100g

Produce Department

Deli Department

Certified Organic, Mexican Grown

3.98

4 lb bag

Bunch Spinach B.C. Grown

.98

Summer Fresh Hummus Toppers

61g

bunch

235g

Earth’s Own Almond Beverages

WOW!

PRICING

GT’s Organic Raw Kombucha Drinks

assorted varieties

2/7.00

assorted varieties

Tre Stelle Grana Padano Wedges

2/5.00

1.89L

480ml • +deposit +eco fee

Sun Rype 100% Fruit Juices

WOW!

2.99 PRICING

assorted varieties

3/5.49

2/3.00

reg price 5.39

Eco Max Liquid Laundry Detergents

assorted varieties

assorted varieties

10.99

395-410g product of Germany

product of USA

2/5.00

340g

assorted varieties

3.99

Bulk Department Raw Almonds bags or bins

10% off regular retail price

Health Care Department Progressive Organics Brown Rice Protein

34.99

800g

Progressive Organics Rice Protein is made entirely from certified organic, non-GMO ingredients. The protein itself is derived from organic sprouted brown rice that has been grown without the use of pesticides, herbicides or chemical fertilizers.

Joy of the Mountains A+ Oil of Oregano

26.99

30ml A+ Oil of Oregano is a new-and-improved formula that combines powerful oil of oregano with vitamin A. Like oregano, vitamin A is a potent must-have that will help keep you and your family feeling healthy during peak cold and flu seasons.

Jason Natural Toothpaste

Chocolate Chip Sorghum, Raisin Sunflower or Gingersnap Cookies

Casbah Meal Mixes

2/5.00

560g

Rice Bakery

175-200g

assorted varieties

170-226g product of USA

3.99

WOW!

product of Finland

Terra Potato and Vegetable Chips

Organic Multigrain Bread PRICING

assorted varieties

product of USA

3.99

3L

Finn Crisp Crackers

assorted varieties

Bakery Department Angel Food Cake or Berry Cups

Casa Di Mama Frozen Pizzas

Barbara's Fig Bars

170g

product of USA

1L • +deposit +eco fee product of BC

4.99

2/7.00

4.39/100g

Helen's Kitchen Organic Frozen Burritos

assorted varieties

4.49

reg price 6.49

package of 6

170-340g

1.00 off regular retail price

product of USA

4.49

Seminars & Events at Choices Yaletown, 1202 Richards St., Vancouver. Monday, May 28, 5:00-7:00pm. Free Sessions!

WOW!

PRICING

Complimentary 15-minute Naturopathic Consults

Look for our

with Dr. Stephanie Peltz ND – Sage Clinic.

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To register call 604-633-2392.

PRICING

www.choicesmarkets.com Kitsilano

Cambie

Kerrisdale

Yaletown

Rice Bakery

South Surrey

2627 W. 16th Ave. Vancouver 604.736.0009

3493 Cambie St. Vancouver 604.875.0099

1888 W. 57th Ave. Vancouver 604.263.4600

1202 Richards St. Vancouver 604.633.2392

2595 W. 16th Ave. Vancouver 604.736.0301

3248 King George Blvd. South Surrey 604.541.3902

125-170ml

Blast away bad breath and keep your teeth and gums healthy and fresh, naturally. Also see specials on Jason Mouthwash.

Choices at the Crest 8683 10th Ave. Burnaby 604.522.0936

Kelowna 1937 Harvey Ave. Kelowna 250.862.4864


Burnaby Now May 25 2012