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‘Knee-jerk’ labelling is wrong An SFU professor says attempts to blame new immigrants for importing intolerant views to Canada is wrong-headed Jennifer Moreau staff reporter

Blaming “close-minded views” of immigrants for the opposition to the Burnaby school board’s draft antihomophobia policy is a knee-jerk reaction to a complex situation, according to SFU’s Paul Crowe. As a humanities professor, Crowe specializes in Chinese intellectual history and Chinese religion and culture. He also heads the David Lam Centre, which promotes intercultural dialogue. “People have this knee-jerk reaction when there is a problem of this nature,” he said. “It’s the result of a great generalization. This entire country is founded on immigration.” Crowe was responding to recent media commentary, focusing on the cultural background of parents opposed to the draft policy and charging that this was a case of Asian and Muslim immigrants importing their intolerant views to Canada. “You can’t simply say it’s those immigrants with their close-minded views bringing them here to Canada. It’s a lot more complicated than that,” he said. “This whole thing is being oversimplified.” Canada has a fairly long track record, of close-minded, intolerant views, he added. Policy Page 9

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Michael B. Good: Michael J. Fox strums a tune on a guitar up for auction during the Friday night fundraising dinner after the 12th annual Michael J. Fox Golf Tournament in Burnaby. Gary Morrey watches, at right.

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Fox was in town for the tourney that raises funds for the South Burnaby theatre that bears his name, and he was joined by good friend Cam Neely, president of the Boston Bruins, for nine holes at the Riverway Golf Course. The event raised approximately $50,000 for the theatre, meaning that in 12 years, almost $600,000 has been raised for the Michael J. Fox Theatre. Last Friday’s event featured 144 golfers and 350 people who attended the dinner at the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown.

Auction items that went for big money included signed Vancouver Canucks and Boston Bruins jerseys and Vancouver Giants, Vancouver Whitecaps, B.C. Lions and Vancouver Canucks jerseys with ‘Fox 50’ on the back. The lucky buyer of the Canucks ‘Fox 50’ jersey was another Burnaby boy, Michael Bublé, who called Fox with a $1,500 bid for the coveted cloth. For more pictures and details on last Friday’s event, go to pages 18 and 19.

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Hot stuff in the Heights The sun was shining on the crowd lining Hastings Street in Burnaby Heights as the Hats Off parade began Saturday morning. Police motorcycles roared down the roadway, crisscrossing and winding in tight formation. And that was just the beginning, with floats and marching bands to follow, and the parade wrapping up in about an hour-and-a-half. Bright balloons festooned the wrists of the children attending, with a few floating off into the sky as the parade progressed. Afterwards, the street festival from Gamma Avenue to Boundary Road began, along with the show and shine vintage car show. Businesses greeted revelers with samples and special deals to celebrate. The Heights Merchants Association organized the event, which featured food, fun and entertainment throughout the day. Performers on the Spotlight Main Stage included the Purple Pirate, magician Bobby Loonie, and local singer Stephen Scaccia.

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Taking it to the street: The annual Hats Off Day drew large crowds under sunny skies for a parade, show and shine and plenty of food and entertainment.

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Pardon awareness campaign comes to city Janaya Fuller-Evans staff reporter

One in seven Canadians has a criminal record, according to Burnaby resident Ainsley Muller, but the majority of those are for minor crimes. Muller is the director of business management for Express Pardons, a Vancouverbased company that assists people with

criminal records in obtaining pardons. “Unfortunately, when you say someone has a criminal record, where does your mind run?” he says. “It goes to (major crimes profiled on) shows likes CSI.” A criminal record never goes away by itself, Muller says, and limits a person’s ability to work or travel. “It creates a cycle of struggle,” he adds. “At what point has someone paid their






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debt to society?” Express Pardons is organizing a One in Seven awareness campaign for Wednesday, June 29, at major transit locations in Vancouver and Burnaby. The campaign is not meant to alarm people, to make them look at their neighbours as potential criminals, Muller explains. It’s meant to make people aware of how many people are dealing with the stigma created

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by a criminal record. Criminal record checks result in a yes or no response, he adds, with no specifics on the crime committed. Muller points that a Driving Under the Influence conviction would come up as a yes on a criminal record check in Canada, whereas in the United States it is considered a traffic offence.

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Other proposed changes were granting absolute discretion to the National Parole Board on refusing to grant or revoking record suspensions, and introducing a three-strike provision, as in the United States. Waiting periods would also be extended. While the bill did not pass before the dissolution of Parliament in March, Muller expects the same measures will likely be included in the crime omnibus bill that Prime Minister Stephen Harper mentioned in his election campaign. Harper committed to combining a number of crime bills to be put before Parliament within 100 days of his return to office during his campaign. The Ministry of Public Safety did not respond to requests for an update on the status of the crime bill before Burnaby NOW deadlines. Muller is also concerned about plans to increase the cost of pardons, which he says will prevent many people from obtaining one. In 2009 to 2010, the pardon user fee was $99.82, he says, and took one to three months to process. The Parole Board of Canada is proposing charging a user fee of $616, with service times extending to six to 12 months. This is due to the need for additional time to review and write decisions, screenings and other costs related to the introduction of Bill C23a last June, which made the first round of amendments to Criminal Act regarding who can receive a pardon.




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That’s not to minimize the seriousness of such a conviction, he says, merely to point out the range in crimes that result in a life-long criminal record. The company decided to organize the campaign as the federal government is considering bringing in legislation that would make obtaining a pardon more difficult. But pardons work, Muller says, and need to remain accessible. Since the Criminal Records Act was enacted in the 1970s, 96 per cent of the 400,000 Canadians who have received pardons have not re-offended, according to the Canadian Criminal Justice Association. Between 10 and 15 per cent of Canadians have criminal records, the association added in a brief to the House of Common’s standing committee on justice and human rights, but only about 11 per cent ever apply for a pardon. The brief was in response to Bill-C23, an act to amend the Criminal Records Act, which proposed a number of changes. Bill C23 was divided into two bills – Bill C23a, which passed last June, and Bill C23b. Bill-C23b, put forward by Minister of Public Safety Vic Toews, was intended to eliminate pardons for serious crimes. The bill included changes such as replacing the term “pardon” with the term “record suspension,” a move Muller approves of as being a more accurate description of the pardon process.


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Bonsor trees to be replaced Janaya Fuller-Evans

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A small copse of red maple trees near Bonsor Recreation Centre has been cut down but will be replaced, according to a city arbourist. A reader of the NOW noticed the removal of the nine trees about a week ago and contacted the paper to find out more. The Acer rubrum, or Red Sunset, trees were located on city property near the new Chancellor at Metrotown development, at the corner of Nelson Avenue and Bennett Street. The city approved the tree removal by the developer because the planting area needed improving, City of Burnaby arbourist Rick Diehl said. “They’d been in for a number of years,” he said of the trees, adding they weren’t doing well in the area. “They were stagnant.” The trees’ growth was prevented by the conditions of the soil, as well as the proximity of the road and sidewalk, he said. The developer cut down the trees, and will be putting in new soil for the replacements from Bennett Street to Jubilee Avenue, Diehl said. PVC piping will be put under the soil, he said, so that tree roots won’t lift up the sidewalk – instead,

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Gone: Some of the trees that have come down on Nelson Avenue, near Bennett Street.

the roots go into the piping and are redirected. “It’s better for the tree,” he said of the piping. The initial nine trees are to be

replaced by a swath of landscaping, including more of the same variety of red maples, Diehl added. The site is being rebuilt at the cost of the Chancellor developer, Polygon Homes. Polygon is building a 37-storey tower with 245 two-bedroom units at 4860 Bennett St., next to the Bonsor Recreation Centre. It is one of the tallest developments currently slated for the Metrotown area. The development has proven popular, with people lining up outside the pre-sale office a week before sales started in April. Additional trees are being planted along Bennett Street. Development plans include “a prominent landscaped plaza at the corner of Nelson Avenue and Bennett Street, with a dramatic public art installation by renowned artist Alan Storey,” according to a description on Polygon’s website. The development site was approved for rezoning in December, with a density bonus worth $2.7 million going to the city. The density bonus is going towards a two-storey, 8,600-square-foot centre for older adults near Bonsor.

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Consumer fatigue – could it be common sense?

Largely due to the U.S. sub-prime housThe first muted alarm bells began ing boom, and the rise of China, money going off this week, as reports of was flowing in from every direction. “consumer fatigue” began circulating. Asia needed oil, minerals, and lately, Apparently, Canadians are not capable, lumber. Canada could provide or perhaps simply not willthem, prices rose. ing, to spend the economy At the same time, there was back to the stratospheric Burnaby NOW a sense that the good times heights it reached pre-receswere never going to end. sion. Spending growth in the So Canadians spent, and kept spendfirst quarter of the year was the lowest ing. And then it all crashed back down since about 1998. to earth. Canada was lucky, relatively Canada’s economy spent much of speaking. Our recession was not quite the recent decade artificially juiced up.


as brutal, our housing stock not quite as bubbly as in the United States. But the three-legged stool our economy was built on – Chinese demand, sub-prime mortgages, and debt – is still wobbly. During those free-spending years, Canadian household debt reached new, shocking levels. The average Canadian owes $112,000. Debt is growing at more than six per cent a year, while wages are growing at about 4 to 4.5 per cent per year. In December, the level of

Canadian household debt exceeded the American level. Yet despite these unsustainable numbers, we’ve got commentators worrying that Canadians will stop spending. Canadians will stop spending eventually, no matter what happens. They can either stop now, pay off the credit cards, and work on saving, or they can stop later – when they go bankrupt. Frankly, we’d rather they slowed down a bit now, even if it does give the economy a bit of a shock.

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ness openly displayed to the only f the last few days of the justtwo surviving NDP MLAs, Joy wrapped legislative session MacPhail and Jenny Kwan. indicated anything, it was But when Carole James took this: the nasty, divisive, brawlover as NDP leader, relations ing nature of B.C. politics has between the two sides improved returned. significantly. James and Campbell From the moment Premier never displayed the personal Christy Clark took her seat in the rancour that characterhouse last week, the ized so many of their atmosphere in the Keith Baldrey predecessors (Glen Clark legislature changed and Campbell seemed noticeably. Almost immediately, Clark seemed to get to almost despise each other, and under the skin of New Democrats there certainly was no warmth between Dave Barrett and Bill – most noticeably party leader Adrian Dix – in a manner seldom Bennett). Both James and Campbell seen before. pledged to create an air of civility And for his part, Dix gets a and cooperation in the legislarise out of B.C. Liberals that his ture, and it worked for the most predecessor, Carole James, never part. Oh, the odd question period got close to attaining. could get pretty rough; however, The question periods of the things would quiet down fairly last week were beyond raucous. quickly. As Dix and Clark squared off But trust me, those days are each day, the din became so loud it was hard to hear either of them. long gone. New Democrats seem to genuBoth sides were seething with inely dislike Clark (in fact, Dix rage at each other, and Speaker told me during the leadership Bill Barisoff seemed to give up race that he hoped Clark would trying to maintain any sense of win because she would particudecorum. larly fire up his party’s members). It hasn’t been like this for And Clark cements those intense quite a long time. Oh, things negative feelings because she were pretty bad during the wanopenly mocks the NDP, making ing days of the Bill Vander Zalm fun of them at every turn. government, and likewise the air The openly hostile relationship was poisonous after the 1996 elecbetween Clark and Dix was on tion, when the B.C. Liberals were display not only during question all bent out of shape because period, but also during debates they had just lost an election they on the spending estimates for thought was a lock to win. her office. Little real information The first couple of years of the emerged as the two spent much Gordon Campbell government Legislature Page 7 were characterized by a mean-


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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Yes, policy 5.45 is necessary Dear Editor:

Re: New policy has weaknesses, Letters to the editor, Burnaby NOW, May 20, from Ben Seebaran, retired teacher/administrator with Vancouver School Board. No reasonable person could object to a policy designed to provide a safe environment for all students. In theory, the Burnaby school board’s Policy 5.10 dealing with violence and intimidation or Policy 6.40 on multiculturalism would suffice; nevertheless, the question remains, “have these policies eliminated bullying of LGBTQ students?” Ben Seebaran’s question whether the board may be promoting a proLGBTQ agenda is worthy of examining. Interestingly, the article Seebaran quoted turned up on The breakaway group of pediatricians who issued the caution to educators

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might have a religious agenda in saying, “schools should not seek to develop policy which … encourages non-heterosexual attractions among students who may merely be experimenting or experiencing temporary sexual confusion.” Policy 5.45 is not “encouraging” certain sexual behaviours. The BSB merely desires protection for LGBTQ students who have been bullied. Seebaran’s comment, “There is a danger that anti-bullying policies and curricula will discriminate againstreligiousstudentswhobelievethathomosexual behaviour is morally wrong” leaves one with another question. Is it fair for religious people to attach a religious morality to secular people, who may very well have their own version of spirituality which works for them? Respect for others implies no one needs to emulate anything against their will. So why do religious Protection Page 7






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people feel it necessary to inflict their theology on others? That behaviour could be viewed as “divisive” or disrespectful. LGTBQ folk just want to fit in like everyone else. It would seem that since religions have achieved freedom, these same ones have now become the persecutors. Indeed, lifestyles are influenced by traumatic experiences, and much therapy is needed. Therapists are careful not to judge abuse victims. Judgment and dogma would cause further damage to the fragile balance that resulted from the initial indoctrination. Rather, victims require validation and acceptance of their experiences – very different from “encouraging” behaviours. Some students have already received plenty of damnation from people who are supposed to love them – including parents – and do not need more of the same from religious groups. With a high suicide rate among LGBTQ students, support is crucial. No one expects fundamentalists to change their beliefs, unless they choose to. But it cannot be expected that everyone believes as they do. Policy 5.45 is a healthy initiative that validates a group that has been unaddressed by earlier policies. E. Harrison, Burnaby

Policy should win support Dear Editor:

In 2002, I started the first gay-straight alliance club at my high school, Burnaby Mountain Secondary. The school was in its infancy, having only opened a year earlier, yet there was already a need to combat homophobia in the school and to provide

students of all sexual orientations and gender identities with a safe and inclusive learning environment. Now, nearly a decade later, that need still exists. An entirely new cohort of students at Burnaby Mountain has recognized the problem and is courageously resurrecting the gay-straight alliance. Their efforts will make a difference in their school, but homophobia is a widespread problem in secondary and elementary schools across Burnaby. Whether homophobic slurs are shouted on playgrounds or whispered in classrooms, for many students, homophobia and heterosexism are learned at a young age. Grassroots student clubs are vital to creating safe spaces, but to fully address homophobia and heterosexism in Burnaby schools, there must be a foundation of strong institutional policies. Such policies must empower school staff with the knowledge and tools to encourage understanding and diversity and to intervene when they see hate and discrimination. These policies should encourage positive representations of LGBTQ+ people in the school curriculum and provide supportive environments for LGBTQ+ students and staff. It is for these reasons that I strongly support Policy 5.45. It is time for the board’s policies to catch up to the efforts of students and staff who for years have been battling these issues with too little institutional support. As a Burnaby Mountain Secondary alumnus, Burnaby resident, taxpayer and future parent, I strongly encourage the Burnaby board of education to unanimously approve Policy 5.45 as drafted.

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of the time making political speeches or attacking each other. The change from the tone during the Campbell/ James era could not be more startling. The personalities of the two people vying to be premier are remarkably different from each predecessor. Whereas Campbell disliked politics and loved the minutia of public policy, Clark loves all things about politics and doesn’t seem overly interested in the policy side of things, unless she can work a populist angle into the mix. While James was conciliatory and ready to embrace the political middle, Dix is combative and focused solely on

those people who share his political views (in fact, one joke goes, Dix is more like Campbell than Clark is). The brief encounters this past week between Dix and Clark signal that the next election campaign will be marked by some pretty nasty personal attacks. Dix keeps insisting Clark is some far-right wing demon, hell-bent on helping business at every turn (although a number of her policies, such as raising the minimum wage, hardly fit that description, but no matter). And Clark is determined to paint Dix as some kind of hard-line leftist (although she plucked one of Dix’s policies – raising corporate taxes, which until she did was supposed by some kind of evil lefty

idea) who will wreck the economy. Throw in the NDP’s dark mutterings about Clark’s supposed link to the B.C. Rail scandal and the Liberals’ penchant of reminding everyone that Dix once falsified a memo in the middle of a police investigation of his former boss, and the stage is set for a bitter, personal, knockdown fight come the next election. The two leaders’ personalities, styles and philosophies have ensured B.C. is moving back to a deeply polarized electorate. The politics of inclusion are gone – while the politics of divisiveness are upon us once again. Keith Baldrey is chief political correspondent for Global B.C.

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On May 10, about 100 angry parents came out to protest the board’s draft policy. Most were Chinese members of Burnaby’s Willingdon Church. Even so, singling that group out is problematic for Crowe. “Let’s get away from saying ‘those Asians’ and start talking about the individuals and their individual views,” he said. “When you start saying things like ‘those immigrants,’ or ‘those Asians,’ it’s meaningless. It doesn’t mean anything.” Charter Lau is with Parents’ Voice, the ad hoc group opposing the draft policy. While the original protesters were mostly Chinese members of Willingdon Church, many other parents have since joined the group, Lau said, and all of them fear that the school district is passing this policy behind their backs. According to Lau, who’s originally from Hong Kong, Chinese culture views children as more of a collective group belonging to society, rather than individual parents. He personally thinks the opposition is more about culture shock than religion. “(However,) the parents, regardless of where they come from, have a sense

that the teachers want to go around them. Then the protection instinct all of a sudden fires up,” he said. Lau also thinks that the Chinese community is more organized. “That’s why they are more visible. You make a phone call, and 20 to 30 Chinese come out,” he said. “(But,) parents have different beliefs, whether it comes from religion or belief, … Don’t label them as Christian or Chinese or whatever.” As an immigrant and a Sikh,schooltrusteeBaljinder Narang empathized with where the parents were coming from. Most faithbased communities struggle with the issue of sexual orientation, Narang said. “It was difficult when I first, as an adult, confronted these issues,” she said. “It was difficult to reconcile the religious perspective with what is socially right. I had to struggle with that. I had to think through why it was OK and why the conflict I was experiencing had to be contained. I had to come to terms with that.” As for the reaction from parents, Narang said it may be both culture shock and faith. “I think that people who have very strong religious beliefs cannot accept this

form of behaviour,” she said. But, she took issue with singling out race. “It’s sad that we are getting this race factor in. I think that’s actually not helpful. Having said that, I think parents are really worried. They are fearful for their kids,” Narang said. “As a parent, I really do get it. I understand their anxiety, their fears. I’ve been there, done that. All my life, as a mother, I’m always worried for my kids, but that’s something I have

to deal with. That doesn’t stop me from letting my kids do what they have to do and explore life the way they have to explore, in their own way.” Crowe suggested parents’ respective religious views are likely the force behind their common opposition. “It looks to me like it’s more a question of religiously based values and people feeling nervous that their children are going to somehow be indoctrinated

a democratic process to deal with things. There’s no easy solution. These are very sensitive questions for these people. And negotiating our way through and preserving civil society is not an easy thing. We’ve chosen to do that, instead of the alternative, which is close down public discussion and dictate the terms of everything.” For more on this story, see Jennifer Moreau’s blog, Community Conversations,

into a way of life that they see as somehow morally questionable. That seems to me the issue, not so much where people have migrated from,” he said. Crowe pointed out that people have a right to express their views, regardless. “We don’t have to like these views, or we don’t have to like all the views that get expressed, but we do have to listen and we do have to give people a public voice and we have

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Something Wicked this way comes When Burnaby native Julie dents of Burnaby’s Dance Tomaino returned home from Express. New York City, she brought a On Sunday (June 5), stubit of Broadway with her. dents had a chance to work Tomaino, who moved to one-on-one with performers the Big Apple to study at the from the Broadway hit Wicked American Musical – polishing their and Dramatic dancing technique Academy, has been and getting inside pursuing a career as a information, tips performer – with six and advice. years as a Radio City Visit “Taking a for a photo gallery Rockette to her credit, class with a curas well Broadway rent Broadway tours and performances. performer, gaining first-hand Recently, Tomaino became professional advice and then the international manager for seeing the show is an experiBroadway Connection, a comence the students will always pany that connects students remember,” Tomaino said. “I with Broadway performers. hope to motivate and inspire a Through that work, she lifetime love for theatre.” recently brought Broadway See dance master classes to for more.




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“Frustrated Contractor ‘Giving Away’ $4946.00 Furnaces for $1181 with Off-Season Central Air ...” (“This is the Hottest AND Coolest Deal of the Century” ... especially if your furnace is over 8 years old) Dear Friend I’m about to make you a deal that’s hard to refuse if you’ve got an “older” (and probably less than optimally efficient) furnace. I’ll replace your old furnace AND heat pump as a “package deal” for at least $3136.00 less than you would pay any other time of the year. Sound too good to be true? It’s not and here’s why. I’m making you what sounds like an unbelievable offer because it actually makes good sense for my business. And you come out a winner, as well! You see, I know from experience that in my slowest months I actually end up losing money ... then I have to spend the rest of the year trying to make up for it. Right now, I have no reason to believe 2011 will be any different.

with the manufacturer, and then committing to buying 56 systems outright, I got BOTH the furnace AND the heat pump at a price that would have made Sam Walton proud. This means when you buy one of these 56 new, premium-quality heat pumps I will “give” you the furnace and ask you to pay only the $1181 in labor it costs to install your furnace. Pick up your phone right now Simply call me at 946-1000 at anytime so I can come out and measure your home (to see if I’ve got the proper size unit). Remember ... I’ve got only 56 matched systems in 3 sizes so you’ll want to let me know VERY SOON that you’re interested. When these 56 systems are gone, they’re gone, and this offer is null and void. Call me right now so we can get the ball rolling!

That’s why I’ve decided to give up trying to make a profit during these months and minimize my losses ... so I can come out ahead the rest of the year.

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Every year the biggie furnace manufacturers guesstimate how many furnaces to produce. Since there’s no way of knowing what the weather will be like and other factors that affect sales, these guys always have leftover inventory they have to hold onto until the next heating season.

The way I look at it, by letting YOU win big now, I’ll win at the end of the year. And I won’t have to “make up” for the lost sales during my slowest months.

I saw a great business opportunity in this and went to one of these biggie companies (they won’t allow me to use their name in this letter) and contracted for the purchase of 56 of these furnaces that were going to just be sitting around. Plus, I bought 56 heat pumps all in the 3 most popular sizes used in Lower Mainland homes. Because of the number I bought and the time of year I purchased them, I got an unbelievable deal ... rock-bottom prices. Don’t get me wrong - these are brand-new, top quality, 2011 models. Not “seconds.” Not “blems.” Not builder-grade. These are premium furnaces and heat pumps fresh from a name-brand factory with a full factory warranty. How to Get Your Name Brand Furnace for Virtually Nothing By putting together this furnace-plus-heat pump package (I call it the “Hottest AND Coolest Deal of the Century”), going through some heavy negotiations

I figure if I make you an absolutely irresistible offer .. if your furnace is pushing 8 years or more ... and if I barely mark up the price I paid, I’ll accomplish 2 major objectives that will allow me to reduce my losses the rest of the year. I’ll be able to ... • Pay my overhead (rent, utilities, insurance and taxes) during the slow period • Keep my service & installation technicians busy enough to pay them to work instead of sit at home. As you can see, when you take me up on my “Hottest AND Coolest Deal of the Century,” EVERYONE IS A WINNER! And by the way, there’s no obligation when you have me come out to measure your house and explain the installation If you decide you don’t want to take advantage of this incredible deal (although I can’t imagine why you wouldn’t want to save this kind of money), it’s no problem. You’re not obligated in any way. In fact, just for taking time to read this letter and having me out to survey your house ... I’ll give you a Very Special Free Gift Coupon ($50 value). Why? Even if we don’t do

business together now, I want you to remember us in the future. If you’re thinking a new furnace (& heat pump) isn’t in your budget - don’t worry! You don’t have to pay me right now Because I’ve tried to think of every reason possible why you WOULDN’T take me up on this spectacular offer, I’ve even made arrangements for a super bank rate financing plan. And I’m not “marking up” the interest rate like so many other companies do. While I can’t promise you this, it’s possible that with this financing plan your monthly investments in a new system could be more than paid for by the savings you see on your monthly utility bills. My Disappointment-Proof Guarantee Talking about lower utility bills, I’m so sure you’ll see at least a 25% cut in your heating and cooling bills (in reality, it may be more like 35%+), if you don’t I’ll pay you twice the difference for 2 years. Not only are you getting a new, first-quality furance virtually free, plus a first-quality heat pump at a great price, I guarantee you’ll lower your heating and cooling bills by at least 25% or I’ll pay you double your savings for 2 years. (This alone should convince you that these systems are some of the very best quality and most efficient available). But you’ve got to act fast ... call me at 946-1000 right now! This offer ends June 24th no matter what Don’t wait to call me. Here’s why. I have only 18 of each of the 3 sizes. When all of the air conditioners are sold and all the furnaces “given away” in a certain size, the “Hottest AND Coolest Deal of the Century” is over. And if I still have any of the 56 systems left on June 24th, this offer still ends. The reason is that my business only slows down for a short time. Since these furnaces cost me so little, if I’ve got any left, I’ll sell them next winter at last year’s prices and still come out ahead. So call me right now at 946-1000 Thanking you in advance, Scott Campbell Owner P.S. Remember, there’s no obligation and - even if you change your mind once I measure your house and give you the estimate - you still get that Free Gift Coupon worth $50.




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t was an early birthday party for Burnaby’s favourite son and the big beneficiary was the Michael J. Fox Theatre.



Last Friday’s Michael J. Fox Golf Tournament at the Riverway Golf Course raised approximately $50,000 for the South Burnaby theatre, but the day was a celebration of the host reaching a momentous birthday. Fox turns 50 on June 9 and the actor’s friends and family turned out to help celebrate. While dressed to golf, Fox proudly showed off his key to the City of Burnaby and Order of Canada lapel pins on his golf shirt. ThehighlightwasBostonBruinspresidentCam Neely golfing the front nine with Fox. Neely was in town not only for the tournament, but because his Bruins are battling the Vancouver Canucks in the Stanley Cup final. Also making the event extra special was a call and pre-taped video from another Burnaby boy, crooner Michael Buble, wishing Fox a Happy 50th. Buble called during Friday night’s gala dinner at the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown, and also used the call to put in a successful $1,500 bid for a Vancouver Canucks jersey with Fox’s name and age on it.




The Vancouver Whitecaps, Vancouver Giants and B.C. Lions also contributed ‘Fox 50’ jerseys for the auction that was run by tournament chair Gary Morrey. But the big prize, which went for $3,700, was a combo set of team-signed Vancouver Canucks and Boston Bruins jerseys. “It was a very successful event,” said Morrey. “What is really quite amazing is that the gala, which has room for 350 people, sold out faster than the golf tournament, which had 144 golfers. We’re very happy with how the day went.”


The topic of hockey, and in particular, the Stanley Cup finals, was never far from the thoughts of participants, as Canuck fever was in evidence all over the golf course.



Morrey said Fox’s allegiances are split, but he’s managed to get around that by cheering for Vancouver when games are on the West Coast and cheering for his friend Neely’s team when the games are in Beantown. The popular local tournament, now in its 12th year, has raised almost $600,000 for theatre improvements and arts and entertainment scholarships for Burnaby students. Another highlight was Fox showed off his old skateboard, complete with his phone number, that his childhood friend gave to him.


Tournament board member Russ Read won an award for his role in fostering excellence in community building.






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1. Michael J. Fox and Erin Cebula 2. Fox with Squire Barnes 3. The new Riverway Clubhouse 4. Fox stands in the new Riverway Clubhouse 5. Fox’s silky golf swing 6. Boston Bruins president Cam Neely with Fox 7. Canuck flags were flying at Riverway 8. Phyllis Fox, with her son Michael 9. Fox takes a call from Michael Buble 10. Fox chips onto the green at Riverway 11. Cam Neely shows off his golf swing 12. Fox and Neely take a break from the Stanley Cup Finals 13. Fox, Ed Jaskula and Jackson Davies 14. Auctioneer Gary Morrey works the room 15. Fox shows off the pucks from his 50th birthday cake 16. Burnaby NOW publisher Brad Alden and Russ Read 17. Fox shows off his musical talents 18. Fox shows off his old skateboard 19. Gary Morrey presents Russ Read with an award for excellence in community building.




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he City of Burnaby’s Environment Week is on from June 5 to 11. The initiative features activities that protect the environment, with a focus on reducing waste. There are swap meets throughout the city on June 11. There are guided hiking trips through Burnaby Mountain Park on June 11. On June 10, the Bob Prittie Metrotown library branch will screen Water on the Table, a Canadian documentary arguing that access to potable water is a human right. There will also be tips on saving energy, an ecology and plant walk and a speaker from SFU talking about reducing waste in transportation. For full details, see the city’s website, www., and click

on Events. I’ll also post the lengthy listing on my blog, Community Conversations, at www. Click on Opinion and look for the Blogs link.

Past wrongs

Can governments right historical wrongs? That’s the subject up for debate at SFU’s Philosopher’s Café on June 13. The session’s main question is: Should the Government of Canada offer forgiveness for past events? The debate is at the Shadbolt Centre, at 6450 Deer Lake Ave., at 7 p.m. Admission is $5. Call 604291-6864 for more or visit

Marian’s reunion

Don’t forget the Marian High School reunion is coming up, Saturday, June 11. It’s at St. Thomas More Collegiate, at 7450 12th Ave., at 1:30 p.m. The independent girls’ school opened in 1965, and the archdiocese of Vancouver shut down the school in 1988. Some of the girls

went to St. Thomas More Collegiate, which had been an all-boys’ school till then. Former students have been on an international hunt for their ex-schoolmates, and they’ve struck up the Marian High Alumnae Association. Members are also looking for memorabilia associated with the school. For info, tickets and a link to their Facebook group, go to

Elks donation

The Burnaby Elks are giving out their annual donation to charity. On May 28, the local chapter donated $30,000, divided between the B.C. Cancer Foundation, B.C. Children’s Hospital, Burnaby Hospital, B.C. Family Hearing Resource Society and Edmonds Community School. The Elks are part of a national volunteer fraternal organization, dedicated to supporting charities and community needs, with a focus on children. The Elks have been in Burnaby since 1959, but

the local chapter is now struggling with low numbers. “We’re always looking for new membership,” said Wally Govett. “We need help to help the kids.”

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There’s another book on offer for a lucky reader. Newly arrived to the newsroom is Strings and Grips, by tennis coach Desmond McLennon II. The book is geared towards kids aged four to nine. It’s actually a bit of a bizarre read. Some bits of anthropomorphized material meet some frames and form complete tennis rackets to make friends with a ball. Spoiler alert: They all have so much fun, they clean up a field and create a tennis court. The first person who emails me at jmoreau@ with Strings and Grips in the subject line gets the book. Got an item to share? Send Here & NOW ideas to Jennifer by e-mail, jmoreau@

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Cheers: Beverly Diallo, marketing director of Lougheed Town Centre, and Gloria Tom Wing Staudt, director of public relations with the Rotary Club of BurnabyMetrotown, are getting ready for the Wine, Food and Music Festival on Saturday at Lougheed Town Centre.

Wine festival set for Saturday night

One of Burnaby’s biggest, most popular festivals is on this weekend – the Wine, Food and Music Festival. This year, it’s at the Lougheed Town Centre, on Saturday, June 11, from 7:30 to 10 p.m. The festival is presented by the Rotary Club of Burnaby-Metrotown and Lougheed Town Centre. There are still tickets available for $40, and proceeds go to the South Burnaby Neighbourhood House, the Down

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS Alternatives to Seniors’ Housing, presented by the Confederation Seniors Centre, 4585 Albert St. 1 to 3:30 p.m. $2.95 + tax. To register, call 604-294-1936. African Safari luncheon, presented by Burnaby Women’s Connection, noon at the Scandinavian Centre, 6540 Thomas St. Cost: $17. Reservations: Aileen at 604931-1712. North Burnaby community safety forum, learn more about public safety, with RCMP and city staff on site to answer questions, all Burnaby residents invited, Confederation Park Community Centre, 4585 Albert St., 6 to 9 p.m.

THURSDAY, JUNE 9 Edmonds Centre Health Watch, Drop-in blood pressure, height and weight monitoring, health info and consultation, massage, socializing, 10 to 11:45 a.m. Chair exercises at 10:35 a.m. Speaker, 11 a.m., facts about powers of attorney and representation agreement. 7282 Kingsway. Info: 604-524-9060. Green Club, environmental education and healthy living programs in Mandarin, walk in Robert Burnaby Park, free. Call 604-526-4369 to register. Burnaby Central Secondary, year-end celebration, 6 to 8 p.m., all present and past students invited to celebrate 50 years at Burnaby Central. RSVP: 604-664-8542.

FRIDAY, JUNE 10 South Burnaby Neighbourhood House, Sharing Cultures Night – Brazilian Night, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Gordon Presbyterian Church, 7457 Edmonds St. $3 for adults, $1 for children. Info: 604-431-0400. Confederation Seniors Centre, social lunch at a Lower Mainland restaurant or pub, 10:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., $5.85 plus tax. Call 604-2941936 to register.

SATURDAY, JUNE 11 Flea market at Confederation, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., 4585 Albert St. More than 55 tables of pre-loved items are on display to comb through. Alzheimer Society of B.C. Family Caregiver Series, 1035623 Imperial St. Nominal fee

is involved for two sessions. Pre-registration is required, please call 604-298-0780 or email dleclair@alzheimerbc. org. Marian High School Reunion, wine and garden party at St. Thomas More Collegiate, 1:30 p.m. Info and tickets: www. If you can lend a hand, contact Patsy Reis at patreispower@

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Strawberry Tea, presented by the Confederation Seniors Centre, 4585 Albert St. 1:30 to 3 p.m. Members $7 + tax, guests $8 + tax. To register, call 604-294-1936.

THURSDAY, JUNE 13 Bonsor Centre Health Alert, Drop-in blood pressure and weight monitoring, health info and consultation, massage, socializing and relaxation. 9:30 to 11:15 a.m. Exercises at 10:15 a.m. Presentation, 11 a.m. The facts about genetically modified food and plants. 6550 Bonsor. Info: 604-439-1456.


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TUESDAY, JUNE 14 Drug Education Series, presented by Burnaby Substance Use Services, 6 to 8 p.m. at 320-7155 Kingsway (HighGate Mall). Info: Talino at 604-7776877.

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STM track marches to younger beat Tom Berridge sports editor

The St. Thomas More boys had their best finish since 2007 at this year’s B.C. Secondary Schools track and field championships. STM placed sixth in the boys’ aggregate, garnering 32 points to finish ahead of Gleneagle and just behind Kelowna and fourth-place Vancouver College. Oak Bay earned both the boys’ and girls’ team banners to win its unprecedented 10th straight team aggregate. Although the Burnaby independent had just one gold medal to show for it, the Knights boys’ team still had a lot of encouraging moments. The Knights 4x100 metre boys’ team of Grade 11 runners Mikey Carney and Marwin Empainado, and juniors Sebastian Adugalksi and anchor Giovanni Trasolini took STM’s fourth provincial relay gold medal in the last six years with a winning personal-best time of 43.51. The foursome, with Ross Hilliam substituting for Empainado, missed qualifying for the 4x400m with a 15th-place finish in the preliminary heats held Friday. “We focused on the 4x100. We were happy with what we have accomplished. Next year, we’ll do better,” said Adugalski, who came sixth in the long jump at 6.26m and posted a personal-best time in the 110m hurdles, finishing seventh overall. “But actually it was pretty good, Grade 10 and everything.” Trasolini also certainly has better days ahead of him.

Soccer Knights fourth at AA’s Tom Berridge sports editor

points. The team’s dominating third quarter was also an important point of reference after lacklustre final periods in earlier games. “For our team, it’s huge. The last couple of games, we were up in the third and lost it,” said Clark. “Our coach said we had to play with composure and not let them play. … It was important to us when you know the goalie isn’t playing good to keep peppering them with shots.”

The St. Thomas More Knights finished fourth at the B.C. high school AA girls’ soccer championships on Saturday. The Knights missed the bronze-medal, dropping the consolation final 1-0 to North Vancouver’s Windsor Dukes at Burnaby Lake Sports Complex-West after a heartbreaking loss in the semifinal Friday. After topping Pool A with a perfect 3-0 record through the preliminary round, STM fell 2-1 in overtime to Ballenas in the championship crossover match. The Knights led the Nanaimo-based school 10 off a corner header by Eleni Tolusso until late in the match, when a Ballenas counter in the last second of injury time sent the game to extra time. “Truthfully, (Ballenas) took the game over. (Vanessa) Campbell was sensational,” said STM head coach Carlo Zavarise of his goalie. Nanaimo took the lead early in the overtime, but Tolusso had an outstanding chance to tie, but her shot went off the inside post and across the goalmouth without going over the goal line. “This year, we played and worked hard, and sometimes you play a team and they play better than you,” Zavarise added. Zavarise said STM played its best game in a 3-1 win over Pitt Meadows to win the pool. Katrina Abel, who had six goals in the tournament, scored once, while Tolusso and Sarah Hughes also tallied. The Knights opened the championships with Campbell posting a 3-0 shutout over Valleyview on Thursday. Abel scored all three goals for the Burnaby independent school. Later in the day, STM outlasted 11th-hour standin Notre Dame 4-3, when the Prince George representative could not make

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Anchors aweigh: Giovanni Trasolini, in black, anchored the St. Thomas More Knights 4x100 metre relay team to a gold medal at the B.C. Secondary Schools track and field championships on Saturday. The 6-3 sprinter qualified for the 100m final in a PB time of 11.37 before placing fourth overall in the Percy Williams final with a slightly slower time. He also finished seventh in the 200m final after qualifying in the zones with a sub-23 second clocking. “This meet wasn’t the same, but I’m happy with it,” said Trasolini. “We exceeded our

expectations. I thought we had a good chance in the 4x100. It was full of personal bests,” said STM coach Dave Mattiazzo. Among the PBs was Carney’s 11.67 time in the 100m, where he failed to qualify in 15th place. Another one came to senior Knight Luca Molinari, who finished his high school career with a pair of top-five finishes in field events. Molinari placed fifth in

the shot put with a heave of 13.43m. He also finished fourth in the hammer throw, a discipline he had first taken up only this season. Molinari’s throw of 47.54m was less than a metre from stepping onto the podium for a first time. “I got knocked off in the hammer on the last throw. I started hammer in January and got a personal best, I can’t com-

plain,” said Molinari, who will continue his track at Simon Fraser University next year. “It’s pride, that’s why I went (to STM). I went there to be an athlete.” Pam Ho had STM’s best individual showing, winning a bronze medal in the girls’ high jump with a personal-best leap of 1.60m. Ho missed a chance to compete for a second STM Page 29

Lakers clap Thunder in perfect scoring storm Tom Berridge sports editor

The Burnaby Lakers scored its most emphatic win of the early Western Lacrosse Association season on Friday. The home Lakers ran the Langley Thunder ragged, handing them a 17-7 paddling at the Bill Copeland Sports Centre. Rookie righthander Colton Clark, who leads the team in shot percentage and shares the lead with Dane Stevens with 11 goals, tallied five times in an eight-point

outing to claim the game’s first star. Shaun Dhaliwal, in his first game back off a one-game suspension, tallied his first three goals of the year to claim the game’s second star. Transition runner Cam Bergman also played a star role, scoring the first of Burnaby’s two back-to-back shorthanded, goals late in the middle period which appeared to take a lot of wind out of the Thunder sails. The secondyear Laker also made two long assist passes for goals on break-

aways – the first to Clark on his first of two shorthanded markers in the first period, the second to Peter McFetridge on a four-onfour solo break in the final frame. The Lakers opened up the third period with six straight goals before the dispirited Thunder could manage a meager reply. Scott Lowe stopped 35 shots for the win in arguably his best outing in the Burnaby goal this season. “I’d give it to our defence, they played great,” said Clark, who leads the team in scoring with 23

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The future of track is up to the young Young up-and-comers gave notice of good things to come in B.C. high school track and field. Sophia Stevenson of Burnaby Central, Ahmad Nizamani of Burnaby South and St. Thomas More’s Malcolm Lee had solid showings at the 45th annual provincial meet at Swangard Stadium Saturday. Stevenson came from well back in the pack to win her heat and earn a bronze medal in the Grade 8 and 9 girls’ 800m. “Around the 200 mark I said, ‘I had to kick it’ if I wanted to win this race and I was shocked at how many people I passed,” said the Grade 8 Burnaby Strider club product. Mihailo Stefanovic was runner-up in the boys’ 100m hurdles, dominated by district runners, including Bogdan Pavel of New West (fourth), Nizamani (fifth) and Hyack Ethan Strome, who was sixth. Strome also placed fifth in the boys’ 200m. Nizamani also leapt 6.02 to win a silver medal in the juvenile long jump. Lee placed fourth in the boys’ 100m sprint. Notre

Dame’s Anthony DeLuca was fifth in the 400m. Strome said, more young athletes should get involved in track and field. “You need to get more people motivated to come out and try it. If you work at it, you can achieve great things,” he said. In the senior events, Jennifer Lam of Burnaby North was 14th in the high jump and 15th in the long jump. Justina Mayr of North placed 14th in the girls’ 400m. Colmar Satchwell of South finished 13th in the 400m, while Cameron Proceviat of Moscrop was 11th in the 800m. Travis Fraser of South placed 10th in the 1,500m and 15th in the 3,000m. Ali Nizamani of Burnaby Central came 11th in the 400m hurdles. Byrne Creek’s Sameer Aslami, Jerome Rosler, Kokil Pathmanathan and Alex Kim finished 14th in 4x400m relay qualifying. South’s Colmar, Fraser, Tim Kim and Matthew Martins were 16th. Kevin Lin of Central and Proceviat tied for 17th in the high jump at 1.70m. Joe Kamiya of South was 16th in the long jump.

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A day later against the Coquitlam Adanacs, Burnaby lost the shotson-goal battle and the game 9-4 on Saturday. Scott Tinning tallied his seventh and eighth goals of the season, while Stevens and Trevor Moore were the only goal scorers in the final 20 minutes. Burnaby takes on the Victoria Shamrocks at home on Friday. Game time is 7:45 p.m.

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Good start: STM’s Monika Podgorski, right, gets a touch to the ball during a 3-0 win over Valleyview at the B.C. AA girls’ soccer championships.

Soccer: Already talking continued from page 27

the trip south. Abel led the Knights with two goals in a game STM never trailed. Tolusso and Samantha Drescher also scored. The Knights lose just five players to graduation this year. But with three outstanding Grade 11 players expected back and as many as seven younger players who filled in ably at this year’s AA’s, Zavarise believes STM will again be able to contend for a provincial championship berth. “The girls are already talking about next year,” he said.

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Big third period rally settles not-so distant Thunder Tom Berridge sports editor

Burnaby got the goals and the stops when it needed them in a 10-8 comeback win over the Langley Thunder Sunday. Bryan Gillis and Jaxson Lee helped put together a five-goal third-period rally to draw to within two points of fifth place Langley. Richmond intermediate goalie Xander MacDonald made sure he did the rest. The 17-year-old Vancouver resident faced 38 shots in his callup with the junior Lakers, including 11 in the crucial final period to get his first junior A win. Burnaby, which improved its record to 3-6, overcame a 3-1 first-period deficit and three shorthanded goals that could have shaken the team’s confidence down the stretch. “The boys played hard and never gave up. Sometimes that’s the way the bounces go,” said Gillis, who scored both his goals, including the game-winner, in the final frame. Colton Dow led all Lakers with a six-point

night, including four goals on the power play. Lee also had a goal in the third in a six-point offering. Jackson Decker looked very effective for the Lakers, contributing five points to the win. “I feel we had the chances the whole game, but in the third period, we dominated and definitely controlled the play,” said Gillis, who played for Team England at the recent world indoor championships in the Czech Republic. “It a big win for the boys. We came out focussed and ready to go.” So too, did MacDonald, who is one of the leading goalies in the intermediate A league with an 82.42 save percentage. Trailing 5-2 at one point in the second period, Burnaby mounted a comeback on Dow’s hat-trick goal. A minute later, Decker followed up on another man-up situation, cutting the net and snapping a wicked ball from behind his back. Alex Millin then tied the score on a break off the

bench before the Thunder took the lead at the buzzer after a series of miscues at mid floor, and with the goalie heading to the bench for an extra attacker, led to an empty net counter. “I thought I got more and more into the game as it went on,” said MacDonald. “As soon as it got tight, I thought I began to play better.” Burnaby lost a close one 11-10 on Saturday in Victoria. Decker led the Lakers with four goals and one assist in his first game back from Limestone College and a run at the NCAA Div. II championship. Ryan Watson tallied a pair of late goals in a belated comeback rally that fell just short. Burnaby took on New Westminster at Queen’s Park Arena on Tuesday (after NOW deadlines). BC JR LACROSSE LEAGUE W L T GF GA Pt Coquitlam 10 0 0 126 62 20 Victoria 8 3 0 120 105 16 New West 6 3 0 79 51 12 Delta 6 5 0 101 101 12 Langley 4 6 0 80 89 8 Burnaby 3 6 0 83 87 6 Nanaimo 3 8 0 83 138 6 PoCo 1 10 0 71 110 2

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medal in the long jump due to a injury, but isn’t complaining. “I was super happy with (the high jump),” said the University of B.C.-bound Ho. “I was excited. It is Grade 12 and my last opportunity. I was definitely ready from the start.” STM’s sprint relay team of Daniella Falcone, Aryanna Ebrahimzadeh, Rachel Shuttleworth and Paige Llewellyn just missed qualifying with a 10th-place finish. Kamilla Wojchiewchowski was 10th in the girls’ shot put. Not lost in the final moments of the

meet were a handful of eager young Knights, who will likely have a lot to say when their time comes to make a mark. The Knights Grade 8 and 9 4x400m relay team of Noah Usherwood, Darthe Capellan, Chase Malcolm and Jordan McKenzie won a bronze medal, while STM’s B team of Malcolm Lee, Romeo Panghulan, Rashaun Rivers and Giordano Baldonero cheered them on enthusiastically after winning its heat to place ninth. “It’s in us. It’s part of us,” said Rivers, who placed seventh in the boys’ 200m. “It’s natural. It’s part of being a Knight.”

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SORENSEN - Hans, Christian June 20, 1945 – May 28, 2011 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Hans Sorensen on May 28, 2011 in Chilliwack, BC. He was predeceased by his Mother (Laura), Father (Viggo), and Brother (Roy). He is survived by his Sisters, Kirstine Farquharson and Carol McLean (David), along with numerous Nieces - Debbie (Albert), April (John), Anna-Marie (Greg) and Carolyn (Dave) - and Nephews - Leonard (Ginny), Gerald (Lori), Edward (Connie), Christopher (Shauna), and Erik (Adrienne) - many Great Nieces and Nephews, and many close friends who were like family to him. Hans was born in Saint John, New Brunswick on June 20th, 1945. Hans was a very outgoing and family-oriented person, who lived life to the fullest. This is how he would like to be remembered. The Family would like to extend a special Thank You to Dr. Markey and the Hospital Staff that looked after Hans at Chilliwack General Hospital. A Celebration of Life will be held sometime later in July.



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8 large storage units containing household goods, personal belongings, office furniture, and other misc items will be held on Friday June 17th, @ 11am, at 5350 Byrne Road, Burnaby B.C. The viewing will begin at 10:45am. The containers belonging to, Roger Lessard, Ioanis Verozinis, Advanced Highland Mechanical- Rob Sawatzky, Michael Parkinson & Raul Gutierrez, Joelle Puff, Gary and Angela Mojak and Carol Lenaghan will be auctioned as entire contents only to the highest bidder.



1. Federally chartered savings bank 4. Droop 7. Point midway between E and SE 10. Not generally occurring 12. Water arum 14. Sharp barks 15. Continent 16. Afflicted 17. As fast as can be done, abbr. 18. Breeding ground 20. Minnesotan 22. Many not ands



1. Title of Italian monk or friar 2. Part of a window frame 3. Gusto (Italian) 4. Aforementioned 5. The whole lot 6. Quick-eyed (Scottish) 7. A prosperous state of well-being 8. Pole used to support rigging 9. Clairvoyance 11. 45320 OH 12. Dog whisperer Milan 13. Youth loved by Aphrodite 14. Old Testament name of God 19. Boast 21. Meat from a pig (alt. sp.) 24. Made tender 25. Sanctum in an ancient temple

23. This moment 24. Yemen capital 26. Temptresses 29. Surface matt of grass & roots 30. Elementary institute 34. Humorous in a shrewd way 35. Mother 36. To feel regret 37. Do without discovery 43. Runner that glides over snow 44. Actor ___ Day-Lewis 45. Leaks out slowly

47. Abbr. for degree 48. Ribonucleic acid 49. Loudly lamented 52. Rows, one over another 55. Italian Island 56. Lofty nest of a bird of prey 58. Legally binding command 60. Informal term for a human head 61. Dismisses angrily 62. Soluble ribonucleic acid 63. Big clock in Westminster 64. Radio direction finder (abbr.) 65. de cologne

26. Partial 27. People of Scandinavia 28. Arabian open-air markets 29. Sine wave generator (abbr.) 31. AKA pentyl 32. __ Jones Industrial Average 33. Garland of flowers 38. About Andes 39. German name for Vienna 40. Sea between Greece and Turkey 41. Revolutionary Loyalists 42. Sharpen on a whetstone 46. Middle East cup holders 49. Swiss painter Paul 50. Israeli politician Abba 51. A beloved person

52. Petty quarrel 53. Irish Republic 54. Airport actor Andrews 55. Outward flow of the tide 57. Rural Free Delivery (abbr.) 59. Follows sigma

Burial Plots

MAUSOLEUM AT Forest Lawn Cemetary. Prestigous aboveground crypt in garden setting. Permits two casket tandem entombments OR four urn cremation inurnments. Located in the west coast mausoleum area. Includes two opening and closing fees. $49,500. 604-272-7250


Burial Plots

New West, FRASER Cemetery, 3 Vista plots; Pair sxs & 1 sep. Single $3500 or SxS pair $6000. Offers considered. 604-761-1949


Garage Sale

HUGE VINTAGE GARAGE SALE Hundreds of vintage items, jewellery, clothing, silverware, china, pottery, knick knacks, radios & lots of misc. SAT. JUNE 11. No early birds please. 9 AM TO 2 PM 1514 London Street, New West.


Childcare Available

CREATIVE MINDS Licenced Childcare. Experienced ECE teacher. Ages 1 to 6 years old. Open 7am - 6pm. Located at: 18th Ave/2 St, Burnaby. 778-968-2516

For Sale Miscellaneous

BUILDING SALE... “Rock Bottom Prices!”. 25x40 $7995. 30x40 $9840. 35x50 $12,995. 40x80 $22,600. 47x100 $35,690. Ends included. Many others. Pioneer Steel Manufacturers since 1980. Call 1-800-668-5422.

Do you need to advertise your Daycare or Preschool ? 'Kids on the Go' Feature runs once a month... in The Burnaby Now & The New West Record

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best Price, Best Quality. All Shapes & Colors Available. Call 1-866-652-6837

To place an ad or for more info please Call Virginia 604.444.3051

IKEA DESK storage combo $110. Warhammer game $100. Call 604-987-5557 WALKER POPLAR, plugs: $1.69/each for a box of 210 ($354.90). Full range of trees, shrubs, cherries & berries. Free shipping. 1-866-873-3846 or



DINING ROOM table, 6 chairs, buffet & hutch, solid wood $550 leather love seat double recliner near new $500. 604-796-2513


SAWMILLS – Band/Chainsaw SPRING SALE – Cut lumber any dimension, anytime. MAKE MONEY and SAVE MONEY In stock ready to ship. Starting at $1,195.00. 400OT 1-800-566-6899 Ext.400OT





FLEA MARKET Confederation

★CATS & KITTENS★ FOR ADOPTION ! 604-724-7652



BISHON FRISE 6 months, male, very friendly & playfull, all shots, $1300, 604-987-6919 Fila/Mastiff Guard Dog Pups owners closest friend. Thieves worst nightmare. All shots. Ready now! 604-817-5957

June 11th

It’s time for bargain hunting! Browse our Garage Sale section to find deals near you.

Register Now For September 2011-2012

Spots are filling up fast ★ ★ ★ ★

Children Ages 3 & 4 Small Class Sizes ECE Qualified Staff Kindergarten Readiness Program

778 371-7556 or 604 802-4059



YORKIE PUPPIES, 1 male & 3 females. First shots, dewormed, $850-$950 Chwk 604- 792-6277



REGISTERED 14.2 hand solid paint mare, in very good shape, worming shots all up to date, good feet, well built, good with kids & dogs. Very easy going & will be easy to train. DOB June 27/08. Asking $1300 obo. Linda 604-826-5117


Pet Services

STAIN/PET URINE Specialst. Restore. 604-536-7627

Pets - Other

GERMAN SHEPHERD pups, pure bred. White or traditional. $675 - $950/each. 604-308-0047.

SHIH-TZU POODLE X, small males, Ready to Go! Vet ✔, paper trained. $450. 778-397-1224

Use this space for reference …as you browse the classifieds

7231 Frances St, North Bby


MULTI SHIH-TZU Poo. adult & puppy, hand raised, non shedding, 604-820-9469

9:30 am to 2 pm 4585 Albert Street next to McGill Library (604) 294 -1936 Free Admission


SWISS X MOUNTAIN DOG PUPS, ready to go, vet checked, first shots $800. 604-795-7662

LAB X MOUNTAIN DOG PUPS, ready to go, vet checked, first shots, $500. 604-795-7662

Community Centre Indoors on Saturday

1630 Edinburgh St., New West.

• Ages 2½ - 6 Years Old • Preschool & Kindergarten • Full Montessori Curriculum

CATS for ADOPTION Royal City Humane Society. 604-524-6447

Garage Sale

MOVING Sale Giant Clearance First time ever - Loads of Good Stuff! Furniture, Household Items, Antiques, Collections of Collections, Museum and Gallery Quality Art Prints, Original Art, 1st Edition Books and much more. Sat. June 11th 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 pm. 3631 Yale Street off Boundary Road North.

Precious Minds

Montessori School

10 YR old fem cat, named Furgirl, needs good home. Adoption fee, $10 includes food. 778-322-2583

Musical Instruments

UPRIGHT PIANO: Ashton New York Gimbel Bros, Walnut, good cond, $250obo. 604-524-9680

Preschools/ Kindergarten


DINING STE, solid oak. $350. Loveseat $125, couch $150, area rug $50. Exc cond. 604-298-0232

Lumber/Building Supplies



CAN’T GET UP YOUR Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift. Call 1-866-981-6591.




ENGLISH Cocker Spaniel pup Great family pet. Outstanding pedigree, CKC reg, all health checks, shots, chipped. Call: (604) 971-2616

ENGLISH BULLDOG Pups. Champion bloodlines, CKC, micro-chipped. Breeder/showing rights incl. $2,800. Email: YORKIE puppie 11 weeks Male yorkie puppy, tail docked, first shots. $800 Call: (604) 807-1350

BC REPTILE Club Show & Sale Sat June 11 • 10 am to 5 pm and Sun June 12 • 10 am to 4pm Abbotsford Exhibition Park 32470 Haida Drive, Cadet Building Abbotsford B.C Admission : Adults $4 , Kids $2 , Children under 5 Free ; Family Pass $10.00 (2 adults up to 3 kids) For more info visit us at 1-604-392-5715

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

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Travel Destinations



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TRANQUIL SAVORY Island Modern, fully equipped cabin, sleeps 4, beach access, deck, bbq. $1295/wk, 1-780-940-1410

For For information information call call 604-444-3000 604-998-0218


Financial Services


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DIAL-A-LAW OFFERS general information on a variety of topics on law in BC. 604-687-4680 (Lower Mainland) or 1.800.565.5297 (Outside LM); (audio available).Lawyer Referral Service matches people with legal concerns to a lawyer in their area. Participating lawyers offer a 30 minute consultation for $25 plus tax. Regular fees follow once both parties agree to proceed with services. 604-687-3221 (Lower Mainland) or 1.800.663.1919 (Outside LM).

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Business Opps/ Franchises

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Legal Services

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Money to Loan

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GRAVEL TRUCKING COMPANY For Sale. Trucks, loaders, hoe, crusher, seven pits, two yards, 3-bay shop, office. Serious inquiries. Call Larry 780-333-4726, Swan Hills, Alberta.



Legal/Public Notices

MONEYPROVIDER.COM. $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877-776-1660.


Legal Services

CRIMINAL RECORD? Guaranteed Record Removal. 100% Free Information Booklet. 1-8-Now-Pardon (1-866-972-7366). Speak with a Specialist- No Obligation.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that creditors and others having claims against the Estate of Peter Douglas Cheremkora, formerly of 7776 17th Avenue, Burnaby BC, are required to send particulars of those claims to the Administratrix, Wendy Marie Mervin c/o 202 - 5501, Kingsway, Burnaby, BC V5H 2G3, Attn: Stephen Miller, on or before July 8, 2011, after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed giving regard only to those claims which have been received. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that creditors and others having claims against the Estate of Margaret Harasksak, also known as Margit Harascsak, formerly of 1850 Rosser Avenue, Burnaby BC, are required to send particulars of those claims to the Executors, Paul and Gabriel Toplak, c/o 202 5501, Kingsway, Burnaby, BC V5H 2G3, Attn: Stephen Miller, on or before July 8, 2011, after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed giving regard only to those claims which have been received.

Notice is Hereby Given that Creditors and others,

having claims against the Estate of Peter Bradbury MacDonald, formerly of #104 - 6530 Marborough Avenue, Burnaby, BC, Deceased, are hereby required to send the particulars thereof to the undersigned Executor, c/o Spagnuolo & Company Real Estate Lawyers, 300 - 906 Roderick Avenue, Coquitlam, BC, V3K 1R1, on or before July 30, 2011, after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received. Robert Douglas Hicks, Executor

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Real Estate

1BDRM/1BTH #306,155 E 3rd St. Harbour and City view!!! Completely reno’d 1 bedroom condo with new slate tile floors in the kitchen & bath. Porcelain tiles in bath surround, pedestal sink. Living area floors done in swiss engineer hrdwd. New fixtures, counters and S.S. appliances. Locker and parking underground. Open House Sun. 2-4. $365,000 Call: Hollie de Boer @ (778) 241-3096


Langley/ Aldergrove

Langley; 70Ave/200St. 6 yrs, 3 BR & rec rm, 2 bath, ss appls, garage, hrdwd flrs, garden patio. $326,900. By owner 604-514-3907


North Vancouver

WOODCROFT NORTH Van spacious 1 bd, spectacular western view, new kitchen, bath, carpets. Pool/gym etc. Call 604-926-9281

To advertise call 604-795-4417 604-444-3000

Condos/ Townhouses


Vancouver East Side

WHY RENT? Central location 2 BR, 2 bath condo. Cash back. Close to transit, schools. Mala, Sutton 778-859-4458


Houses - Sale



Apartments & Condos

2 bd/rm Apt.$850.00,mon H/W&basic cable inc.No Pets,Ref.Req.,1 Yr.leaseU/G Park avail. Call: (604) 525-2599.New Westminster 1BDRM/1BTH 147 E.1st Street LARGE 1BR+DEN, 1st-Lonsdale, deck, view, BBQ, f/p, d/w, w/d, u/g prkg, gym, strg locker, 1yr lease, July 1, Small Pets OK $1,500 Monthly Call: (250) 686-9850 or email:



1 BR in Surrey, elev, nr transit, shopping onsite, no pets, from $670, incentives. 604-589-7040 3 BR, Capital Hill, Bby, top flr, mtn view, family complex, nr elem & high school, shops & transit. renod, n/p $1200 incls heat, h/w & prkg. Immed. Brad 604-377-3183 AVAIL NOW or July, 1 BR, grnd floor @ 621 Colburne, New West. quiet building $675/mo, No pets & close to all amens. 604-454-4540


on Balmoral Street available June 1. Close to trans, Highgate Mall & shopping. Rent incls heat & h/w. Refs req’d. Reno’d stes avail. Wheelchair accessible. Ana 778-859-0798 or Bayside Property Office 604-432-7774

Real Estate

Sell your home, only $99. 604-574-5243 Delta Price Reduced studio condo, 19+ complex, pool, park, $94,900 597-8361 id4714 Langley Senior’s Bargain 1000sf 2br 1ba up level tnhse, 55+ $160K 532-1772 id5371 Langley Open House Sat/Sun 1-6, #36 5231-204 st Immaculate 1180sf 3br 1.5ba townhome, pool, $234,900 532-4357 id5374 Sry Bear Creek Park beauty 1440sf rancher, gated 45+ $275,900 597-0616id5234 Tsawwassen 1 owner 2000sf 3br 2.5ba pool size 7370sf lot $679K 943-9600 id5373



Call Kristen today 604-812-3718 GVCPS Inc. /


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1450SF, 2BR, 2 bath open flr. plan, oak cupboards, garage, workshop, ac, fruit trees, 40+ Estate, usellahome.com5363 $199,900,.. 604-792-9186

COQ • Austin Heights Clean quiet 2 BR apts avail. Sorry no pets. 604-936-5755



415 Westview St, Coq

office: 604- 939-8905 cell: 604- 916-0261 KING ALBERT COURT 1300 King Albert, Coq Close to Transportation, Schools & S.F.U.

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

COQ CTR Grand Central highrise, 2 BR, 2 baths, 7 appls, secured prkg, storage, incls gas, n/p, n/s, Avail Now. 778-994-8930


COQ, Lough Mall area. Furnished studio suite, 5th flr, concrete apt. SS appl, granite, gym, u/grd prkg. $895/mo. Ns/np. 604-728-2620

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

552 Dansey Ave, Coq

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

401 Westview St, Coq

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

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

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

320-9th St, New West



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



St Andrews Street 1 BR Apt, Large balcony, updated, nr transit & amens. June 15 or July 1. Small pet ok with pet deposit.

Call 604-540-9300

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

office: 604- 936-1225

Vancouver East Side

NO HST 1 year old, 3 level, 3 BR + 2 suites ($1500/mo, mortgage helper), central location. Mala, Sutton Realty 778-859-4458


Real Estate Wanted

REAL ESTATE INVESTOR looking for property. or call Calum 604-532-1923


Recreation Property

HARRISON: LARGE fenced lot, landscaped with 38’ park model in gated park. Lots of park activities. $65,000 turn key. 604-819-8888 TIMESHARE CANCEL. CANCEL Your Timeshare Contract NOW!! 100% Money Back Guarantee. STOP Mortgage & Maintenance Payments Today. 1-888-816-7128, X-6868 or 702-527-6868.



NEW WESTMINSTER, One Bedroom, $730/mo Includes heat, h/w, cable & parking. New carpets. Near Skytrain. Available June 15th or July 1. Cats okay! Deposit required.

Call 604-521-2884

Port Moody NEW PORT VILLAGE Highrise DELUXE Condo GREAT LOCATION. 1 BR & Den • 900 sq. ft

7 appls, parking, storage. Rec & Amenity rooms. NS/NP

604- 983- 8046

PT MDY, Newport Village. 2 BR, 2 f/baths, gas f/p, w/d, gym. Ns/np. $1,450/mo. July 1. 778-988-8147

ROTARY TOWER 25 Clute St, New West

Age 55 or over. Beautiful view. Bach high rise apt. Close to trans & shopping. Rent incl all utils. Refs req. Contact Ana Cell: 778-859-0798 Bayside Property Services Ltd.

BONSOR APTS Renovated high rise, concrete building. Penthouse, 1 BR & 2 BR available. Very close to Metrotown, Skytrain & Bonsor swimming pool. Rent includes heat, hot water. Refs req’d.

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

SKYLINE TOWERS 102-120 Agnes St, N.West

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

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

555 Cottonwood Ave, Coq


MUST SELL!. Ocean view. 3 level 4BR, 2yrs old. Seller motivated. Priced accordingly. Mala, Sutton Realty778-859-4458

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

COQ 1 BR $715. Incls parking, close to amenities, clean, n/p. Available Jul 1. 604-521-0818

Houses - Sale


BBY, Near Lougheed Mall, off Government Rd, 2 BR, f/p, u/g parking, N/p, Now. 778-708-4352 BBY S. 1 Br. $695 6187 Kingsway, cat ok, ug prkg, WiFi, storage, July 1, 604-818-1129



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Real Estate

BBY METROTOWN Central Park highrise, 2 BR, 2 baths, 6 appls, secured prkg, storage, n/s, n/p, Refs, $1140. July 1. 778-838-5907

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

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


NEW WEST Cozy Studio apt, nr all amens, n/s, n/p, $545. Call 604-783-6003

545 Rochester Ave, Coq

2232 McAllister Port Coquitlam 2 BR Apartment Available July 1

Houses - Sale


1BDRM/1BTH 4330 Maywood St, Burnaby Bright, spacious 1 Bedroom suite. Heat and hot water included. Walking distance to Metrotown, Skytrain, Bus loop and Central Park. Non-Smoker. No Pets $825 Monthly Call: (604) 430-4239




office: 604- 939-2136 cell: 604- 805-9490

Find one in the Classifieds


Find it in the Classifieds


$20,000 $30,000

How About

Condos/ Townhouses

office: 604- 936-3907

Money to Loan

Could You Use


MONTECITO TOWERS 99-7360 Halifax St, Bby Bach, 1 BR & 2 BR

604 420-5636



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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

Heat, hot water, parking. Family living, daycare available. Near kids’ park, basketball court and Skytrain.

No pets. Available now.

STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN ● No Qualification - Low Down ● ABBOTSFORD - 2087 Lonsdale Cr, HOUSE, 3bd w/ 2bd ste, quiet neigh, pool, needs TLC. $1,388/M CLOVERDALE - 18898 65th Ave, HOUSE, 3900 sqft, 5bd & 2 suites,


Miscellaneous Rentals


604 939-0944

Suites/Partial Houses

BBY CAPITOL HILL, 2 BR g/lvl ste, 5 appls, n/s, n/p, $1100 incls utils, suits professional, Avail Now. Refs Req. 604-299-5224 BBY EAST, 1 BR g/lvl ste, Brand New, nr bus, n/s, n/p, $850 incls hydro & gas, Jun 15. 604-512-8196 or 604-722-4142


Suites/Partial Houses

BURNABY Cameron Tower freshly painted 1 BR, top flr, balcony, ug pkg/pool, walk to L/heed Mall/transit/library. N/s, n/p. Jun 1. $1000. 604-351-0045

BBY, GOV’T Road. Very large 2 BR. 1,300 sq ft. Full bath, shared w/d. $1,160/mo + util. Ns/np. Near BCIT, SFU, Brentwood Mall & Bby Lake. Immed. 778-991-7058

COQ, 826 Lillian. 2 BR ste, own w/d, d/w, alarm, h/wd & tile floors. $995. Now. Ns/np. 604-937-4756

BBY METROTOWN, (Upper Deer Lk) lrg 3 BR, main flr, reno’d, 4 new appls, 2 f/bath, garage, sh’d W/D. Pet negot. Avail now. $1600 + 60% utls. 604-808-9015


Located in Burnaby near Lougheed Town Centre

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

Call 604 421-1222

Duplexes - Rent

3 BR lower , 7029 Dow Ave. $990 - $1090 incl utils, pets ok, hardwood, yard, Jul 1, 604-818-1129

Houses - Rent

COQ RANCHER, 3 BR, all appls, f/yrd, carport. $1250. N/S, N/P. Near Lougheed Mall, skytrain. 604-936-9670 or 604-726-9670


Office/Retail Rent

POCO RETAIL 1236sf, $3200, 2569 Shaughnessy St. Air cond, exc loc acreoss from City Hall. Jun 1. Bill Evans 604-836-2494


BBY N. Georgia/Springer. 2 BR bsmt, own W/D. Immed. $1100 incls utls. NS/NP. 604-299-6976

BBY NORTH 3 BR mn flr, balc, fncd yd, w/d, ns/np, utils incls, $1450. Avail Jun 1. 604-725-6500

Coq./Poco/ Port Moody

BBY PARKER/CALEDON, 2 gr lev Dup ste, newly reno’d, new appls, sh’d W/D. $900 + 40% hydro. Avail June 15. NS/NP. 604-291-7495 or 778-855-0622


COQ, Master BR with bath rm or regular Rm, $480 & up. incls net, utils, w/d & a/c. 778-355-3575 POCO Nr Coq Ctr. Own BR, $425 & BR & bath $450. Incls utils, W/D, share home. 604-475-0262

BBY S. Quiet, Lrg 1 BR gr lev, own W/D, sep entry, NS/NP. $800 incls utls. Refs. 604-526-7335

New Westminster

BBY SOUTH, Bright, 2 BR ste in new house, laundry. Near skytrain/Metrotown. $875 incls all. NS/NP. Av July 1. 604-779-5231

N. WEST Female only to share condo, furnished own BR, semi priv bath, $450 incls utls, cbl, net. NS/NP. Avail now. 778-859-0221

BBY WILLINGDON, 1 BR & Den, nr BCIT & bus, $850 incls hydro, ns/np, July 1. 604-299-2541


Time to Get Time to Get Your Own Your Own Place? Place? Find your answer in the Classifieds – inanswer print and online! Find your in the

Classifieds – in print and online! FOR RENT

1-BEDROOFMOAR RENT PT. Move 1-B DR to moErr OO. AMffAoPrdT. Move in ow nthly tonmt.orrow. Affo able moin re Call Todayrd able monthly ! rent. Ca ll Today!

COQ W. Plateau 2 BR, 11 ft ceilings, patio, panoramic view, sauna/steam room, W/D. NP/NS. $897. Avail July 1. 604-880-2991

COQ WW Plat. Lrg 1 BR bsmt ste, sh’d W/D. $700 incls utls, SAT TV, net. NS/NP. 604-944-6390

N. WEST. 8th Ave/2nd St. Reno’d 1 BR, sh’d w/d. Ns/np. $695 incl util. Suits 1 person. 604-818-5141


Townhouses Rent

POCO 2 BR T/H $785/mo. Quietfamily complex, No Pets! Avail Now. Call 604-464-0034

NEW WEST. Clean 1 BR. Sh’d w/d. Alarm. $695 incl hydro/cable. Ns/np. Avail now. 778-896-8822

NEW WEST, Queensborough. Spacious, clean, bright 1 BR, grd/ lvl. N/S. $590/mo incl hydro/cbl. Near Skytrain, schools, outlet mall, Starbucks,Tim’s. CAT OK. Avail July 1. 604-765-7005

POCO, 2 BR gr lev, reno’d, Own W/D, f/yrd. $900 incls utls. Av now. N/S. Cat ok. 604-464-0677

VAN KILARNEY quiet 2 BR + den, main flr, lrg f/yd, 1,000sf, lrg kitch, full bath, w/d. NS/NP. Jul1. $1100 + 1/2 utils. 604-433-4627



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


(Coquitlam Centre area) • 2 BR Townhouse 1.5 bath, 2 levels, 5 appls, decorative fireplace, carport. Sorry no pets. • 1 & 2 BR Apts also avail.

Call 604-942-2012

Townhouses Rent


Wanted To Rent

NEW WEST. Professional couple with 2 children looking to rent an executive style home in Queens Park area. Starting July or Aug. Min 3 BR, 2bath. Willing to sign 1 yr lease. Great refs. We are nonsmokers, prev home owners & will treat your home like our own. Email: or call 604-520-6465



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Escort Services

★ ANYTIME DAY or Night ★★ Carmen 604-505-0522 I WILL do IT ALL

COQ 2 BR $945. Incls parking, close to amenities, clean, n/p. Available Jul 1. 604-521-0818




ALARM 604-463-7919 Systems Ltd.



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



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





Concrete Cracks Repair. Foundation Walls, Basement, Parkade. Full Warranty. Call Simon (604) 473-7761 DALL’ANTONIA CONCRETE Seniors discount. Friendly, family business, 40+ yrs. 604-240-3408 DRIVEWAYS, Sidewalks, Stairs, Floors, Forming, Landscaping, Any renovations. 778-881-0961


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


Flooring/ Refinishing

Artistry of Hardwood Floors



ELECTRICIAN Licensed $85.00 service call, $45.00/hr. Prompt service. Call Nathan: (604) 996-2275

CHARLIE’S ELECTRIC Co. #94835 all electric needs, reas rates bonded WCB 778-888-4528

Lic Electrican, Res/Comm. Reno’s & panel changes, low cost, 604 374-0062. lic # 06951 YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guaranteed. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899




one mini, drainage, landscaping, stump / rock / cement / oil tank removal. Water / sewer line, 24 hours Call 341-4446 or 254-6865 Aussie Excavations. Same day quote, Retaining walls, drainage, all types jobs Tim 778-322-3002



DIRECT FROM THE MILL 6x8 Fence Panels from $27, Siding, Decking, Roofing, Shed, Split Rail, etc... We Install Chain Link & Cedar Fencing. Free Est. 7753 Edmonds St, Burnaby Call 604-520-7792


Lawn & Garden

Spring Services

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

#1113 Low Cost Electric 522-3435 Comm/Res/Panel change Heating/Appl Repair. Lic & Bonded.

HOME IMPROVEMENTS Renos, Siding, Doors, Decks, Fences, etc. Ray, 604-418-4208


Go to Go to or call 604-444-3000.

Suites/Partial Houses

POCO. 2 BR, f/ba, f/p, priv w/d. Great view! Ns/Np. $950/mo incl utls. Avail now. 604-944-1479

BBY NORTH 1 BR g/lvl, full bath, patio, inste w/d, $875 incls utils, Avail Jun 1. ns/np, 778-858-8690

Shared Accommodation


CAPITOL HILL big bright 1 br ste lge yd, nice view, f/p, w/d, quiet, nr amens/bus. Jun 15. N/S, pet neg. $750 + 40% utils. 604-988-5501

CALL 604 723-8215




COQ/BBY, near Lougheed Mall/ bus/park/skytrain, 5 BR hse, 2 full baths, 2 kitchens, f/p. NS, Ref. Avail July 1. 604-785-1699


1 BR Apt, $750/mo, 2 BR Apt, $925/mo, 3 BR Apt, $1100/mo.


Houses - Rent

quiet neigh, great location.$1,888/M Call Kristen today (604)786-4663

Whitgift Gardens



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Refinish, sanding, install, dustless Prof & Quality work 604-219-6944 Century Hardwood Floors ★Hardwood flr refinishing ★Repairs ★ Staining ★ Free Estimate. Contact 604-376-7224 INSTALLATION REFINISHING, Sanding. Free est, great prices. Satisfaction guar. 604-518-7508



Same Day Service, Fully Insured


• Lawn Maintenance • Fertilizing • Yard Clean-ups • Aeration • Pruning/Hedges • Power Raking • Rubbish Removal • Odd jobs •Yearly Maintenance Programs •

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



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


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

DOUBLE - 0 LANDSCAPING Bobcat (small jobs), lawn care & power raking. Call 778-885-2984 Greenworx Redevelopment Inc. Hedges, Pavers, Ponds & Walls, Returfing, Demos, Drainage, Jackhammering. Old Pools Filled in. 604 782-4322

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


Lawn & Garden

CHAFFER BEETLE Treatment. Lawn care, reseeding, rototilling gardens & hedges. 778-885-6488

Residential and Commercial • Landscape Maintenance • Power Raking • Aeration • Lawn Repairs • Gardening

Free Est. 604-779-6978



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

Call Mr. Van 604-726-9741

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

A Gardener & A Gentleman Lawn, garden, tree svcs. Pruning, yard clean-up, rubbish. 319-5302 Lawn cut/pwr rake/aeration/ hedge trim/clean-up/top dress. Reliable. No tax. 778-241-9706

Home Services

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Lawn & Garden


Painting/ Wallpaper


Good Day Painting Fully Insured, Quality Work, Res/Comm, No Payment till Job is Completed! Call Thomas 604 377-1338

Moving & Storage



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

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

FREE ESTIMATES Seniors Discount


B&Y MOVING Experienced Movers ~ 2 Men $50 ~ • Includes all Taxes • Licenced & Insured • Professional Piano Movers

$35/HOUR PER PERSON • 24/7 Abe Moving & Delivery and Rubbish Removal. 604-999-6020 A MOVING EXPERIENCE WITH L & D ENTERPRISES !!! Fast & Dependable Special Rates Seniors Disc. Call 604-464-5872 AMI MOVING ★ 3-5 ton cube. Starting at $39/hour. Local & long distances. 24/7 ★ 604-617-8620 TWO BROTHERS MOVING Local & Long Distance 604-720-0931 Best price.



● Oil Tank Removal ● Recommended ● Insured ● Reasonable Rates


ALL-PRO TANK REMOVAL & Detection Best Price Guaranteed Free Est 778-223-8265

MATCO DESIGN - Renovations

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


WWW.RENORITE.COM Bath, Kitchen, Suites & More Save Your Dollars 778-317-1256



Plumbing, Drain Cleaning & Heating



All types of Roofing Repairs a Specialty


Tel: 604-931-7575

Cell: 604-612-4347

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

Over 50 years experience RCABC Certified

Bill 604-522-8516


Spring Special WE PAY THE HST!*

*A discount equivalent to the HST will be given, call for details.

25 Years in Business 25 Years workmanship warranty CALL FOR A FREE ESTIMATE

COPPERWORKS PLUMBING Will do ALL your plumbing needs. FREE Gift Card. 604-219-5555


604-984-9004 604-984-6560

#1 Roofing Company in BC PLUMBERS

Water Lines (without digging) Sewer Lines (without digging) Install. Drain tiles. 604-294-5300 LICENSED PLUMBER & Gasfitter. BBQs, ranges, etc. Repairs, renos. VISA ok. 604-830-6617 LICENSED PLUMBER/GAS FITTER, Plumbing, Heating, Backflow Testing, 604-722-4322



JOHNSON MECHANICAL Call 24/7 • 604-925-0234

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




Power Washing

15% OFF

POWERWASHING AT 20% off Licensed & Insured Call Tyler 778-386-3783


Professional Power Wash, Windows & Gutters 15 Yrs Exp. Quality Work! Mike 604 785-1206

Summer Special

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

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





Renovations & Home Improvement

(778) 885-5733

Fully Insured 20 years experience Call 604Free Estimates INTERIOR & EXTERIOR SPECIALS


BEST PAINTING, Int/Ext, Repaint Specialist, Repair Drywall, Free Estimates. 604-724-9953


All Renovations & Additions, Ins. Quality Work


30 yrs exp.



2006 LEXUS RX 330, 57K, bamboo pearl, w/beige leather, well kept, $26,900, 604-990-4522

1999 FORD Taurus, red, good cond, 1 owner, no accidents, full papers. NEW front tires, radiator, hoses, brakes. $3500. 604-767-9305

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

Affordable Rubbish Removal Res & Construction Cleanup John ★ 778-881-5678


Rubbish Removal Seniors discount. 604-807-0198


Stucco/Siding/ Exterior

Telephone Services

A FREE TELEPHONE SERVICE - Get Your First Month Free. Bad Credit, Don’t Sweat It. No Deposits. No Credit Checks. Call Freedom Phone Lines Today Toll-Free 1-866-884-7464. **HOME PHONE RECONNECT**

Call 1-866-287-1348. Prepaid Long Distance Specials! Feature Package Specials! Referral Program! Don’t be without a home phone! Call to Connect! 1-866-287-1348


Scrap Car Removal

1976 CAMERO LT silver 350hp 77000miles, 1 lady owner. $8000 FIRM. 604-986-1004 1985 MERCEDES 380SL, 2 door, hard/soft, mint, collector plates, 140k, runs great $12,000 obo. Call 604-874-1658

Rubbish Removal

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




Sports & Imports


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

2000 MERCEDES C230 Compressor, good cond, 1 owner, 150 K, no accidents, Mercedes serviced, glass roof , leather, dessert sand, $6490. 604-880-9073

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

604 628 9044

AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash paid for full sized vehicles. 604-518-3673

2004 Ford Freestar Automatic 129,000 kms Immaculate. Silver. Full history. Warranty. $8,400 (604) 561-7935


FREE SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Top $$ for complete cars. Flat Rate Towing Service avail. Call ★ 604-720-0067


KAYAKS: 18½ FT ASCENTE & 19 FT QUEST comes with most gear, approx 9 yrs old $4200 obo for both. Ph 604-858-5685



2006 MITSUBISHI Outlander LS AWD, Wood grain interior.2.4L, AWD, 5 yrs Pwr Train Warr. 1 Owner. $14,500 obo Ph: 604 929 5865 or 778 389 5866.



2005 29FT JaycoTrailer. like new, winterized, Awning, strg, slide, ac, $16,000obo 604-997-9201

1998 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4x4 200,000k, auto, loaded, 778 908 5327 MISSION $3,000


604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 2H



Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

2006 Mercedes C230 silver, sun rf, ex condit, no acc, under warranty. 43kms. $19,000. 604 929 3311

2001 CHEVY Silverado 2500 4x4, ext cab, gray, new tires, camper ready, leather, 196 K, exc cond $9000. 604-264-1232 2004 BWM X5, 3.0L, auto, silver/ black interior, huge sunroof, 104,000miles. New trans/radiant, tires. $16,500. Call 604-669-6339

2006 MUSTANG GT Convertible Auto 74,000 kms Mint Red Mustang GT convertible.$16500. Call Grant 604 649-5701. Loaded with options

2009 BAY Star 27ft A Home, gas, 3900 miles! Generator, 2 slides, auto lev, backup camera, 2 TVs, & more! $89,900. 778-788-6654

2009 BIGFOOT Camper. 25C 9.4 long box. Mint, spotless, used twice, Must sell! $24,500. Call for more information. Pictures avail on request. Coquitlam area. 604-937-7363

A to Z CERAMIC TILES Installation, Repairs, Fair Prices Free Est. 444-4715 cel 805-4319


Tree Services

Sell Your RV or Boat


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

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

Tried & True Since 1902


Visit us online to receive a special discount:



• Trees • Hedges • Shrubs • Pruning • Removal • Planting Seniors Disc. 604-307-7025 • 604-244-3547

Established 1955 Your Roofing Experts, Spiral Pruning, Tree & Stump Removal, Trimming & Pruning. 604-787-5915

604-816-0945 604-590-4670

A Eastcan Roofing & Siding Ltd Re-Roof, Repair. Ins. WCB. BBB. 604-562-0957 or 604-961-0324

Don’t Miss THIS!

Urban Market: Suburban Market:

Call Tim • Certified Arborist

Treeworks 15 yrs exp. Tree/ Stump Removal, Prun’in & Trim’in & View Work 291-7778, 787-5915

Renovations, Additions

Basements, Washroom, Framing, Plumbing, Tiles, Stairs, Sundecks, Garages. All Types of Renovations Licensed - Bonded

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks



A-1 TRI CRAFT TREE SERVICES (EST. 1986) Call for a free estimate:



ETNA CERAMIC Tile & Remodelling. Kitchen & Bath Specialists. 30 years exp., Call 778-829-3368.


Painting/ Wallpaper


Advantage Building Maintenance: •Roof •Chimney •Skylight Repairs •FREE Estimate 604-802-1918

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

Plugged Drains, Main Sewer Lines Water Service, Drain Tiles, Fixtures Faucets, Hot Water Tanks, Furnaces Licensed, Insured, Bonded & WCB




Installations & Repairs Big or Small, 7 Days/Week

ENTERPRISE Mechanical Systems


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

ALLEN ASPHALT concrete, brick,




Oil Tank Removal


CARPENTER HANDYMAN, Reno’s, Carpentry, H/W Flrs, Home Repairs, etc. 604-307-6715

*Additions*Quality Work *Ref’s 604-720-1564

Paving/Seal Coating



TOP Painting & Pressure Wash Res/Comm. Best Rate / Free Est Top Quality! Joe 604-782-1377

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


LAWNS CUT, yard clean-up, hedges pruned, trees trimmed, gutters, rubbish. 604-773-0075

MILANO Painting 604-551-6510 Int/Ext. Good Prices. Free Est. Written Guar. Prof & Insured.


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

Renovations & Home Improvement

Burnaby NOW • Wednesday, June 8, 2011 • A35

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

A Save on Roofing - specialize in ★reroof ★ repair★ Fully Ins. Free est. 10% discount 778-892-1266


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

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

Window Cleaning



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Fundraiser Event Saturday June 11th 10am-4pm • • • • •

HOT DOGS & VEGETARIAN FOODS BAKE SALE COLLECTABLES NEW & GENTLY USED ITEMS CAT & DOG CLOTHING & ACCESSORIES • INFORMATION BOOTH ON CATS FOR SENIORS PROGRAM Action for Animals in Distress Society was founded in 2002 and received registered non profit charity status in 2003. We receive no government funding, instead we operate from generous donations, support from local businesses and individuals in our community. We are dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating and caring for abandoned and unwanted cats, dogs


and small animals. All of our animals are spayed/neutered and vaccinated etc. Prior to adoption. Since 2002, Action has saved countless lives and found forever homes for animals in our care. In 2005 Action for Animals created “Senior for Seniors” This program helps to save cats over 5 years of age to find forever homes with senior citizens or those on disability. There is no

adoption fee and assistance with vet bills, food & other supplies is provided if required. Action in Distress Society functions through the tireless effort of volunteers who put their heart and soul into animal rescue. With all the heartbreak and stress that comes with the work, one may wonder why we do what we do. The following story is why.

My brother and I were thrown out in the trash because we had a severe skin disorder (demodex). It was cheaper for the breeders to wash their hands of us than treat us. We were both lucky to have been picked to go to Canada. We were originally fostered together but they needed to know if we were a bonded pair. At the time we were 6 months old and had been together our whole life. I did not miss him when he was gone but we had fun when we were together. We now live a city apart both in our forever homes. I have 2 older brothers who look out for me. My favourite thing to do is hike through the Pacific Rim



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Burnaby Now June 8 2011  

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