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Youngsters get into the cultural spirit at the annual Fiji Festival, held Saturday, July 23, at Swangard Stadium. People gathered for a day of performances, singers, a soccer tournament, a fashion show and food. Vincent Prakash is the festival founder and producer of Jai Fiji TV Productions, a 30minute program on the Shaw Multicultural Channel. Prakash puts on the event every year with help from his wife and family. See more photos on page 3.

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New Democrat MPs take aim at gas costs Jennifer Moreau staff reporter

Local MP Peter Julian wants the government to move faster to protect Canadians from paying too much at the gas pumps. Julian was critical of inaccurate measurements from gas pumps, causing Canadians to pay an extra $20 million for gas annually. “We think this is completely unfair to Canadian consumers,” he said from a Burnaby gas station on Tuesday. “We’re

saying the government should be taking action immediately.” Julian was flanked by Windsor West MP Brian Masse, who is spearheading a campaign to raise awareness of the problem. “There’s an old saying: You get what you pay for. But apparently that doesn’t apply in this industry,” Masse said. Since 1999, gasoline consumers have been overcharged roughly $240 million. According to the two MPs, the federal government has been aware of the problem since 2007. On average, consumers

are charged five to seven per cent extra on gas. It’s not clear who is miscalibrating the machines because there’s not enough oversight, Julian said. The campaign includes a petition calling for a return of the overcharged $240 million. Julian and Masse also took issue with the government’s plan to wait a year while industry comes up with better ways to self regulate. They also criticized provisions in a government bill that allow gas companies to recover the costs of increased inspections

by passing the costs on to consumers. The MPs want a new “gas and oil ombudsman” to keep an eye on the problem, and increased inspections from Measurement Canada, the federal body charged with ensuring the integrity and accuracy of measurement in the Canadian marketplace. The petition is available on Julian’s website, and the MPs plan to present it in Ottawa in September. To see a copy of the petition, go to Jennifer Moreau’s blog, Community Conversations, at

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Festive fun: Clockwise from top left: The Tusitala Polynesian Dance Group entertains the crowd at the annual Fiji Festival in Burnaby; a woman dances during the festival; a henna tattoo is applied by Samnia Sun; a scene from the yaqona ceremony; and soccer players enjoy a match during the festival.

Celebrating Fiji Burnaby residents got a taste of Fijian culture this weekend during the annual Fiji Festival held on Saturday, July 23, at Swangard Stadium. People gathered for a day of performances, singers, a soccer tournament, a fashion show and food. The festival opened with a yaqona ceremony, where guests of honour are served a special drink made from the dried roots of a type of pepper plant. 6







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Layton’s departure a blow to NDP, prof says Jennifer Moreau staff reporter

Jack Layton, leader of Canada’s official Opposition, has stepped down after test results showed he has more cancer, and SFU public policy professor Doug McArthur is calling it a real blow to the NDP. “He’s been the focus point, he’s provided the leadership,” McArthur said. “People like him personally. They liked the way he worked hard and spoke to the issues.” McArthur said it would be difficult for the party if Layton were not able to continue forward. In a July 25 statement, Layton announced he would step aside as leader of the federal New Democrats and focus on his health. Layton was already battling prostate cancer, but test results have detected a new kind of cancer. “In the closing days of the most recent session of the House of Commons, I suffered from some stiffness and pain,” Layton wrote. “After the House rose, I undertook a series of tests at Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto. My battle against prostate cancer is going very well. My PSA (prostate-specific antigen) levels remain virtually undetectable. However, these tests, whose results I received last week, also indicate that I have a new, non-prostate cancer that will require further treatment.” Layton went on to say he was following doctors’ advice and is taking a temporary leave of absence as NDP leader. Nycole Turmel, an MP from Quebec, will be the interim leader, and Layton plans on being back on the job when Parliament meets on Sept. 19. Turmel is the national chair of the NDP’s Parliamentary caucus. “If I have tried to bring anything to federal politics, it is the idea that hope and optimism should be at their heart,” Layton wrote.

“I am hopeful and optimistic about the personal battle that lies before me in the weeks to come.” MacArthur said it’s too

he said, adding if Layton is able to get through his treatment and return to the job in September, there won’t be a serious prob-

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Mayor Derek Corrigan and Burnaby city councillors will each receive a raise of slightly more than three per cent for 2011. The decision was made by the council indemnity advisory committee and was approved by council at Monday night’s council meeting. The mayor’s pay works out to $78,355 for the basic indemnity amount, with $39,177 for his expense allowance, totalling $117,532. It is retroactive back to January 2011. Corrigan’s pay jump is a modest increase compared with last year’s 17 per cent jump, which was intended to bring his pay rate in line with the mayors of the other large cities in the Lower Mainland. The councillors’ raises bring each up to $45,368 for the year, with $30,245 for the basic indemnity and $15,123 for their expense allowance. The raise was determined using three market indicators. The committee used the 2010 Consumer Price Index for Vancouver, at 2.48 per cent; the 2010 average weekly wage increase in B.C., at 2.72 per cent; and the 2010 Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 23, pay increase, at four per cent, to determine an average increase of 3.07 per cent. An indemnity review was announced earlier this summer, with any recommendations coming into force for the mayor and council following the November 2011 municipal election.

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Political diversity is crucial for democracy

It’s hard to believe that it’s been nearly up, and, come November, we’ll be heading to the polls again. nearly three years since the Burnaby We’d guess that more than one Citizens’ Association took every seat on both school board and city council, would-be candidate is spending their bumping off the last of its opposition. summer holidays drafting up some But the calendar – and good election speeches and recent announcements from rounding up supporters. local political groups – can’t There’s no doubt the city Burnaby NOW be wrong. has received significant accoIn November 2008, Mayor lades in recent years, and Derek Corrigan and his team swept there’s no doubt that a unanimous back into power, not just in the majorcouncil is an efficient council. ity they’d previously held, but in a full When everyone at the table agrees, sweep of seats. But their three years is save for the occassional token ‘nay’


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Hydro and ICBC rates. he tax revolt that appears And this time a political party to be simmering in this has seized upon the issue. While province has the potential both the B.C. Liberals and the to turn the provincial political NDP support the proposed gas scene on its head, with serious tax, the new leader of the B.C. ramifications for our two main Conservative Party has jumped parties and the interest groups into the fray. that support them. John Cummins has It can be argued blasted the tax and has that at some point, Keith Baldrey proposed the mayors voters will feel “enough is enough” and lash out who are pushing it on motorists should go back and shave one in anger at the so-called establishment, which can include both per cent off their own municipal budgets. the government and the official His proposal has been Opposition. ridiculed and condemned I can’t help but wonder by the mayors (Vancouver whether we’re reaching that Mayor Gregor Robertson said point now. Cummins’ idea was “ignorant”), The latest example of this who think their own budgets are anger about taxes can be seen already pared to the bone. with reaction to the proposed But I suspect Cummins is two-cents-a-litre gas tax in Metro more in tune with public opinVancouver to help pay for the new Evergreen rapid transit line ion than the mayors or the two to the Tri-Cities. “established” political parties. Does anyone really believe Now, we’ve seen protests it is absolutely unthinkable and against gas taxes before. They usually feature a lot of bluster impossible to cut spending at the municipal level? and hot air at the beginning, before dying down as motorists Spending has climbed by a adapt amid constantly fluctuatfaster rate at the municipal level, ing gas price changes. compared to the provincial or But the gas tax proposal federal levels. One big reason for comes after more than two years that are the incredibly generous of public dialogue (and anger) collective agreements municipal over the harmonized sales governments have signed over tax, so the electorate has been the years with various public focused on the issue of taxation. sector unions. Added to this potent mix is The benefits packages for lingering resentment over ferry unionized employees generally fare increases, property tax Revolt Page 7 hikes, and looming hikes to B.C.

vote, the process of running a city is no doubt smoother, faster and more agreeable to those involved. But smooth, speedy and friendly does not necessarily equal healthy, representative and diverse. With politically opposed members sharing the council table, there’s bound to be plenty of arguing – some of it useless and pontificating, on both sides. But opposition is nonetheless a vital and fundamental component of democracy, at all levels. We’ve already had candidate

announcements from TEAM Burnaby, as well as news of the creation of a brand new civic slate by members of Parents’ Voice that would target Burnaby school board seats. We don’t believe in endorsing individual candidates or slates. But we can – and always will – endorse diversity in government. No one wants argument for the sake of argument, but dissent can provide fodder for healthy debate – and that has been in poor supply in Burnaby for the past three years.


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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Climate change issue still here Dear Editor:

Climate change is one of the key challenges of our time, but it seems to have dropped off people’s radar in the last year or so. Are people simply overwhelmed by the enormity of the issue, or have the big emitters of greenhouse gases managed to convince people that climate change isn’t happening? Maybe it’s a bit of both, and that’s truly unfortunate. Denying that climate change is happening is not going to make it go away. It will only make things worse in the long run. We need to recognize that climate change is

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Burnaby NOW • Wednesday, July 27, 2011 • A07

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR New ‘home’ is great news

Attacks on group go too far

Dear Editor:

Dear Editor:

As a former board member, I offer my heartiest congratulations to the South Burnaby Neighbourhood House on the news that the 15-year-old social service agency will be moving into a brand-new, 12,000 square-foot facility, to be shared with other non-profit partners, adjacent to the Metrotown SkyTrain station. Burnaby’s first-ever Neighbourhood House has long outgrown its current storefront location on Imperial, not to mention its tiny, humble beginnings on Jubilee Avenue. The new building and central location will make the SBNH and its sister non-profits more efficient, convenient, accessible and visible for all who need the vital services they provide. With approximately 450 volunteers assisting full-time and part-time staff in delivering programs, such as school-age child care (at seven schools), Homework Haven, Friendship Club, Kids out of the Rain, summer day camps, student training, youth leadership and others, the South Burnaby Neighbourhood House is a Burnaby success story with a simple storyline: neighbours helping neighbours. Finally, kudos to the mayor and city council for working with the SBNH’s dedicated board and tireless executive director, Antonia Beck, to find a permanent home, which should be ready to open its doors by spring 2013 and lend an even bigger helping hand to Burnaby residents.

Two letters published by the Burnaby NOW (Online poster proud of partaking in violent gay bashing attack, July 22; Group in a time warp, July 20) have raised the level of attack against parents who request accommodation for their child’s freedom of conscience and religion to extreme levels. One letter writer implicitly links Charter Lau, a parent involved in the Parents’ Voice movement, to the violent comments placed by an unknown individual on an internet discussion board. This letter writer goes on to state that Mr. Lau is in favour of bullying children. A second letter draws links between these parents and the violent crimes committed during the racial wars in the US South during the ’50s. Parents who have repeatedly affirmed the need to protect all children from bullying, and who are concerned that the freedom of children to follow their moral and religious convictions is being violated by policies implemented by the Burnaby school board, are inexplicably being publicly tried and found guilty of crimes committed by unknown individuals and by individuals who were committing crimes before these parents were even born. These letters demonstrate that children with moral and religious convictions are in as much need of protection against bullying in the Burnaby public school system as are other vulnerable children.

Harman Pandher, Burnaby

Suzana Kovacic, Burnaby

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dwarf anything seen in the private sector, and therefore are much more expensive to pay for. Look for Cummins (and others) to zero in on this kind of issue in the months ahead. This is where things can get sticky for the NDP and the party’s supporters. A tax revolt, if it takes off, does no favours for the political left in this province. If governments are forced to cut spending (or reduce the rate of increase) rather than raise taxes or other fees, the ones who get squeezed the most are public sector employees and government programs (which often involve social programs). The NDP can always revert to raising taxes on businesses and cor-

porations, but that simply reinforces the lingering impression among some people that the party is anti-business, which is not a viable long-term political strategy. Cummins will continue to fan the flames of a tax revolt, and, as he does, he will build a public profile. When the election comes, he will no doubt steal votes from the B.C. Liberals, perhaps enough to give the NDP an election win. But Cummins could also eat into NDP support as well, drawing on anti-government voters who have sided with New Democrats in the past. If the anti-tax sentiments out there persist, they could end up making life miserable for whichever party forms govern-

ment – whether it’s the NDP or the B.C. Liberals. And that, in turn, could also prove disastrous for those whose paycheques are funded by taxpayers. ◆ It should be a nobrainer. This is why the government should speed up the process to reappoint MaryEllen Turpel-Lafond as this province’s independent children’s representative. The NDP wants her back, and presumably the B.C. Liberals do as well. So hopefully her reappointment doesn’t get bogged down in procedural bureaucracy. TurpelLafond is owed some quick certainty on this question. Keith Baldrey is chief political correspondent for Global B.C.

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View of the past: Peter Knowlden was out at Burnaby Village Museum in the spring with a 5x7 view camera from 1895. The Western Canada Photographic Historical Association was on hand at the museum in May demonstrating some old cameras.

Attendance way up at Burnaby Village

But museum still faces challenges in recouping lost revenue after decision to make admission free Alfie Lau

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Since going to free admission in May, the Burnaby Village Museum has seen attendance increases of 749 per cent for the first two months. But those numbers only tell half the story, as forgone revenues from paid admission are between $350,000 and $400,000 annually. Dave Ellenwood, the city’s director of parks, recreation and cultural services, told the Burnaby NOW that while he’s pleased with the huge attendance increases, the loss in admission revenues won’t be made up in increases in food services, gift shop sales and museum donations. “No, we don’t make it up,” Ellenwood said. “The (difference) will be funded from an operating surplus.” Ellenwood said city council challenged the parks, recreation and cultural services department earlier this year to increase attendance numbers at the museum, with the goal of turning the museum into a Lower Mainland attraction. In addition, the 40th anniversary of the museum was a cause for celebration. “We’re encouraged by the attendance numbers we have gotten so far. We hadn’t anticipated it would be this big, but now we have to build on it,” said Ellenwood. The figures Ellenwood refers to include an overall attendance of 29,916 in May and June, a 749 per cent increase from the same two months in 2010, when only 3,994 people went through the museum.

Also on the positive side of the ledger, the food services department reported a 213 per cent increase in the first two months, with almost $50,000 in sales, as compared to only $23,460 in 2010. Museum donations are up 127 per cent and gift shop sales are up 131 per cent. While admission to the museum is free, there is still a nominal charge to ride the historic carousel. Ellenwood did say these huge increases won’t be repeated in the next couple of months. “You get huge increases because you start at a low number,” he said. Ellenwood said 2010 figures show the museum generated approximately $320,000 in paid admissions, with another $40,000 in admission fees for groups such as schools. That’s money that’s not hitting department coffers as the museum tries to increase attendance levels. “We also spent about $40,000 more in marketing,” said Ellenwood. “We put out a very effective promotional campaign to tell the public we were going free. … I don’t anticipate we’ll have that (marketing) money next year, so we need to have word-of-mouth as a dominant way of getting our message out.” Ellenwood said some of the new features and attractions that have been looked at include a mini-golf putting course, which won’t go ahead this year, and the Royal Bank looking at the former branch that used to be on site and whether that can be resurrected in some form for the future. A real bakery and a general store are also ideas that have been thrown around. “There’s potential for a lot of things here,” he said. “Our challenge now is to progressively try to build up the attractions here and keep people coming back.”

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Burnaby NOW • Wednesday, July 27, 2011 • A09

Have you seen this chihuahua? They had their 60-inch flat-screen TV taken, their house is a ransacked mess – but all a Burnaby family really wants back after a break-in Friday night is Lily, their chihuahua. “We’re absolutely, completely heartbroken that Lily is gone. I’m dying not knowing where she is,” said 36-year-old mother and business owner Jenelle Ladret on Monday. She and her two daughters, aged 10 and 14, have begun an exhaustive search for their “priceless” teacup. Ladret, who owns and operates a smoothie, frozen fruit and Popsicle business at fairs and public gatherings, had brought her daughters with her to North

Vancouver’s Green Market Friday when, at 11 p.m., she saw she had multiple messages on her cellphone. It was a Burnaby RCMP officer telling Ladret her back door had been kicked in and her family’s possessions were strewn on the lawn. When the family returned home, their Boston terrier, Sheba, was in the back of a police car while Foxy, their chihuahua-terrier cross, had been put back into the home by a neighbour. But no sign of Lily. “Lily is an expensive little purebred chihuahua. They are like a high commodity among bad guys, I think. They could have kicked her or sold her. I don’t know at this point,” Ladret said.

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Gone: Lily, a chihuahua, has been missing from her Burnaby home since a break-in last Friday.

Lily has an identification tattoo on the inside of her thigh, a pink nose and light brown eyes. Anyone with

information is asked to contact the B.C. SPCA. – Mike Raptis, Postmedia News

Man killed in Canada Way crash

One man is dead after his car veered off a Burnaby road, slammed into a utility pole and tore in half early Saturday afternoon. The Burnaby RCMP were called to the stretch of Canada Way near Rugby Street at around 12:45 p.m. Saturday to find part of the car wrapped around the pole and other parts of the car strewn across the four-lane road. The man, who has not been iden-


tified, was pronounced dead at the scene. Burnaby RCMP Staff Sgt. Rob Lemon said the man’s car was headed westbound on Canada Way before it veered through two eastbound lanes and into the pole. The portion of Canada Way between Burris and Kensington was closed to traffic for several hours on Saturday as investigators worked to determine the cause of the crash.

Burnaby resident Manuel Borlinha said he was sitting in his house just off Canada Way early Saturday afternoon when he heard the car slam into the pole. “I knew exactly what it was when I heard it,” Borlinha said, adding that he’s seen dozens of crashes on the highway in the last 40 years. “But I haven’t seen too many like this.” – Niamh Scallan, Postmedia News

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Sitar in the spotlight at MusicFest Burnaby resident set to perform in concert at Christ Church Cathedral Stefania Seccia staff reporter

An Indian classical sitar performer with an ear for other genres will be performing at the upcoming Music Fest Vancouver’s 11th season. Burnaby resident Mohamed Assani will have an authentic raga performance on Aug. 13 in Christ Cathedral Church at noon. “This is my first performance at MusicFest,” he said. “I was approached by the (artistic director) who had heard of me through someone. I’m really looking forward to it.” Born in Pakistan, Assani moved here from Leeds, England eight months ago and has been here ever since. “My wife is from Vancouver, and we have a four-year-old daughter, and we thought it would be a nice place for her to grow up,” he explained. “It’s a very beautiful place to live, and I find people very open here and welcoming.” Assani also adapts to different genres with his sitar, such as Western classical, jazz and world fusion. He’s also worked with contemporary composer Ian Wilson, the Callino Quartet, Grand Union Orchestra and the Black Dyke Brass Band. “I’ve also met a lot of international musicians here,” he said. Assani uses the emotive style for sitar, which strives to emulate the human voice through bending the strings. “I prefer the vocal style,” he said. “I was drawn to it and I do lots of improvisation. I’ve been playing for 13 years.” Also a music educator, Assani has taught at the Royal Academy of Music in London. He was also recently appointed by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra School of Music to teach sitar and tabla starting this September. Assani studied at Dartington College of Arts in England, where he obtained

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In the spotlight: Burnaby resident and sitarist Mohamed Assani will be performing at the upcoming MusicFest Vancouver inside Christ Church Cathedral on August 13 at 12 p.m. Tickets are $17 to $22, check out for more.

degrees in Western classical and world music. “I’ve generally found people are very open here, musically as well” he noted. “I’ve met international musicians and experimented with new things, which I

also find very exciting.” His MusicFest performance will also mark the launch date of his new album, Spirit of Tradition. New Westminster vocalist and tabla performer Cassius Khan will join Assani

at the Aug. 13 concert. “It’s a nice venue, and I’m really looking forward to playing there,” he said. For more information about Assani and his music visit www.mohamedassani. com.

Burnaby actor part of teen Julius Caesar Take Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar and send it through a gritty, modern crime lens and what you get is this summer’s teen production from Carousel Theatre. Burnaby teen Isaac Li, 15, will be on stage with the production in his first time out with Carousel. This is Li’s first year with the Teen Shakespeare program, but not his first time on stage. He’s been with Vancouver Youth Theatre for a year-and-a-half, and recently performed in UBC’s Brave New Play Rites. He also sings, plays saxophone and fences. The Teen Shakespeare program at Carousel is celebrating its 21st year by

tackling the famous play with a modern mob-family drama spin. Teen actors aged 13 to 18 from across B.C. are taking part in the production, playing on the Performance Works outdoor stage on Granville Island. The show will run July 29 to Aug. 13, with a preview show on July 28 at 7:30 p.m. and July 29 at 2 p.m. All other shows Monday to Saturday run at 7:30 p.m., with matinees on Aug. 1, Aug. 6, and Aug. 13 at 2 p.m. Tickets are free, but advance reservations can be made at $5 per seat. Call 604-685-6217 or see the Carousel Theatre website, www.carouseltheatre. ca, for more information.

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Players: Isaac Li, seated in car, is a 15-year-old Burnaby resident taking part in this summer’s teen production of Julius Caesar from Carousel Theatre.

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Local dancers take Disney stage Youth from around region take part in Disney stage show

Young dancers with Darcelle’s Dancers in Burnaby travelled to Disneyland recently to perform on stage in the California Adventures Park. Contributed/ burnaby now



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A troupe of young dancers from Burnaby were on stage and in the spotlight at Disneyland Resorts recently. Darcelle’s Dancers, based on North Road in Burnaby, has been training young dancers for more than 25 years and have performed in the past in Hawaii, Las Vegas, Mexico and other destinations. The group, which includes dancers from Burnaby, New Westminster, Coquitlam and beyond, travelled to southern California at the start of July to take part in the Disney Performing Arts Program at Disney’s California Adventure in Anaheim. The program, which has been running for more than two decades, brings dance groups, choirs, marching bands and other performers into Disneyland or Walt Disney World Resorts, to perform for park guests. For more information, see www.darcelledancers. com or www.disneyper ChristinaMyersA

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TASTE Healthy alternatives ON COOKING


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n my last column, I supplied you, the readers, with a selection of no-cook recipes for kids of all ages to make with the intention of contributing to family meal preparation. Getting kids involved with food prep not only helps to create a special bonding time but also generates a sense of pride and anticipation of mealtime. In response to this column, an email was sent to the editor of one of the publications I write for. The main body was as follows: “I was so excited to flip the page this morning to read Chef Dez’s article on getting the kids involved in health and cooking. However, I’m at a loss for words after seeing the sweet and sour recipe calling for golden corn syrup, among sugar and mayo in the other recipes. In 2011 and with all the knowledge about the health dangers of crap ingredients like corn syrup, I cannot believe Chef Dez is contributing to the childhood obesity epidemic.” I do feel this needs to be addressed and responded to. First of all, the column the individual is referring to was in no shape or form, created to focus on “health.” My title is chef; not dietitian, nutritionist or doctor. This does not mean I am incapable of creating healthy recipes, but I chose to have a different focus for this particular column. I am merely making suggestions to give people alternatives to the storebought, preservative-laden, bottled junk they may be buying in the first place. While some of my food may contain some ingredients that are not the epitome of heath food, it is made fresh and from scratch. I am the father of four beautiful and healthy children (none of whom have weight problems), and eating a balanced diet is of utmost importance with our day-to-day meals. We also treat food as a celebration, however, and make sure that we interject with dishes that are considered splurges that are by no means meant to be eaten on a regular basis.

This is a big part of what parenting is about. When I am writing a column of this nature, I am also assuming that parents can make these types of decisions for themselves as well. I do commend the letter writer on the ability to recognize these ingredients as items of concern to them. This proves that they are educated in food and shows that they probably provide balanced diets for their children. If items in

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Get slugs under control Spot the QUARTERBACK GREEN SCENE


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lugs arouse our hatred when they eat precious seedlings, but they also recycle dead plant materials and become food themselves for garter snakes, frogs, toads and some birds. Since they’re prolific breeders, controlling their damage is the most reasonable goal. Most at risk are tiny seedlings during their first few weeks. This is when one or two hungry slugs can destroy a whole crop in one night – especially if it’s been planted in a straight line. One of my favourite protections is sticky copper tape. Circling a band around a container of seedlings is effective protection, while for garden seedlings, bottomless plastic containers banded around with copper tape can be popped over susceptible plants. But I have found copper barriers most effective

when new and shiny. It’s best taken out of the garden when un-needed and stored in a dry place to use for the next batch of seedlings. Fence type copper barriers need frequent checking. Rain can open tunnels underneath while leaves of taller plants may form bridges over the top. Also, some slugs may be hiding in the soil when you install your copper fence. Polycarbonate juice containers, bottomless, with the tops removed and plastic mesh covering the opening make great slug protection when they’re pushed into the earth and are a mini-greenhouse at the same time. Substances intended to deter slugs include crushed eggshells, coffee grounds, grit, garlic and perlite (none of which worked for me). Diatomaceous earth seemed to do better, but it needs care to avoid inhaling it. Lime is reputed to work but must be redone if it rains. Sneaky tricks for slugs include slug saloons with beer in which slugs blissfully drown – these need to be cleaned out each day if you want to avoid

a truly disgusting experience. Some gardeners put out planks or grapefruit halves where slugs hide, are discovered and destroyed. But desperate gardeners may use non-toxic ferrous iron slug bait, salting or ammonia spray. But learning slug habits encourages gentler methods. Watering at night is like a party invitation to a slug. They tend to be territorial going back to the same feeding zone every night. But they don’t usually travel more than 100 feet for a meal (which gives gardeners an idea how far to trap-andrelease them). Slugs are hermaphrodites who mate, but can also be self-fertile. The result can be 300 eggs a year usually laid in groups of 10 to 20. Chickens enjoy eating slug eggs. Just one slug is worth welcoming into your garden: that’s the native black-and-yellow banana slug, a strikingly beautiful forest dweller whose main food interest is mushrooms. Anne Marrison is happy to answer garden questions. Send them to her by email,




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A20 • Wednesday, July 27, 2011 • Burnaby NOW

More travels:

Above: Besides Germany, Colin and Sukanya Wood also went to Sweden in June to pay a visit to friends and the Drottningholm Palace in Stockholm. At left, Ian Wood visiting the temple of Poseidon in Sounio, Greece.

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On the road: Colin and Sukanya Wood at the Neuschwanstein castle in Bavaria, Germany this past June.

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An elegant mid-sized sedan with a supple suspension, the new Chrysler 200 offers a roomy interior and comes with a very affordable price tag. Available in both sedan and convertible models, it

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Chrysler: Safety, style and interior get top scores for new ‘revival’ sedan continued from page 21

well-known nameplates as Ford Fusion, Chevrolet Malibu, Honda Accord, Nissan Altima, and Toyota Camry. The transformation from Sebring to 200 was done in less than a year, which is a remarkable achievement in itself and one that should get the designers and engineers behind the new car huge credit. What’s even more impressive is that it was done with fewer people and the threat of financial collapse hanging over the company. The standard engine in the LX ($19,995) and Touring ($23,995) trim levels of the 200 is a 173horsepower, 2.4-litre, 16valve four-cylinder with variable valve timing. It’s a holdover engine that provides good lowr.p.m. torque and decent fuel economy, and is mated to an equally reliable, though a little dated, four-speed automatic. My test 200 sedan, however, came with the new 3.6-litre Pentastar V6 engine. Offering considerably more power, it can produce 283 horsepower and is mated to a six-speed automatic. Fuel economy is almost as good as the standard four-cylinder, and the V6 provides it in a silky smooth fashion. Standard on the Limited

($27,995) and S ($28,995) trim levels of the 200, the V6 engine is also an option on the Touring edition. Even the base LX edition of the 200 comes with a very good equipment package that includes a tilt and telescoping steering wheel, four-wheel disc brakes with an anti-lock system, remote keyless entry with a security alarm, power windows, locks and mirrors (heated) and air conditioning.

you’ll certainly understand why. Overall the interior is definitely superior. The use of soft-touch materials in key usage areas, the one-piece dash and increased use of accent lighting, such as light strips that highlight the centre console cup holders, provide a much richer ambience.

The Looks

“What’s that classy looking new car you’ve got?” was my wife’s uncoaxed first impression after seeing it in the driveway. She also loved the finish and colour (a Blackberry Pearl Coat), which is a very dark metallic blue that looked black in low light conditions. The new styling is a major change in direction from last year’s Sebring, yet it was cleverly done without changing the doors or the main cabin, which helped keep costs in line. The all-new front and rear, however, give it a completely different look.

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Not just a new interior, but an upgraded interior was a top priority for the 200. If you own or have driven a Sebring (it’s a popular rental fleet car)

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six-speed automatic transmission). ESC is recognized as an important active safety feature that can save lives and is included as standard with all other trim levels of the 200.

The Score

Chrysler’s revival doesn’t hang on the suc-

cess of the 200, but it could be a surprise hit in the company’s all-new product line. A refined mid-sized touring sedan, the 200 is a pleasure to drive and cradles its passengers from the imperfections of the highway. editorial@

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24 Teen wins 1st Open

25 Lakers lose on Rock

25 Soccer boys win medal

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It’s all coming down to the wire in WLA Tom Berridge

sports editor

Parity in the Western Lacrosse Association is going to put a big damper on at least three senior A clubs this year. With the final week of the regular season soon to unfold, the possible final scenarios for all seven teams are too many to mention. Suffice to say that all but the New Westminster Salmonbellies and Victoria Shamrocks are fighting for their playoff lives. Even the Langley Thunder, which currently enjoys third place with 16 points to date, is not out of the woods just yet. In fact, with two games left against the suddenly recharged Coquitlam Adanacs, the Thunders playoff prospects don’t seem like such a sure thing. What is even less sure is the final placement of the Burnaby Lakers. The senior Lakers finished at the bottom of the table tied with Langley last year, both with 6-12 records. The Lakers could end the regular season with close to those same numbers despite showing a lot more promise and competitiveness this summer. That’s the irony of this most interesting of WLA seasons. With just 13 points to date and two games left to play, it is extremely doubt-

ful that a win Friday night at home against the Maple Ridge Burrards will be enough to secure a berth for the Lakers into the ensuing playoff round. That means that Burnaby will have to pull off what two week’s ago would have seemed the near-impossible – beating the leagueleading Salmonbellies. Suddenly, after a 9-8 victory over the nationally No. 1 ‘Bellies at home a week earlier, and coupled with the Adanacs’ decisive win over New West last week, a series win over the 24-time Mann Cup champs doesn’t seem so challenging – or does it? With just a threepoint lead on the secondplace Shamrocks, New Westminster cannot afford to give up any more points to Victoria, which finishes up its schedule with backto-back games on the Island against Nanaimo. Stay tuned. The first piece to the puzzle will unfold on Wednesday when the Adanacs visit the Langley Civic Centre. Burnaby then moves into Queen’s Park Arena on Thursday for its biggest test of the season. The following night, the Lakers will play host to the Burrards in a must-win contest. The suspense could drag out to Sunday, when the Salmonbellies and Burrards end the WLA season in Maple Ridge.

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A good start: Burnaby’s Xenia Dumont slows up an Alberta runner in B.C.’s opening 9-2 win at the Canadian bantam girls’ lacrosse championships at Queen’s Park Arena Sunday. Finals start on Thursday.

Goalie to Canada’s u-18 selection camp Kimberly Newell of Burnaby was one of 40 players, including just four goalies, to be invited to the selection camp for Canada’s national women’s under-18 hockey team. The camp will take place at the Canadian International Hockey Academy in Rockland, Ont. from Aug. 7 through 14. At the selection camp, a team of 22 players will be chosen for a threegame mini series against the United States on Aug. 18, 19 and 21. Following the series, Hockey Canada scouts and team coaching

staff will continue to evaluate players through their 2011-12 league seasons in preparation to chosing Canada’s national team at the 2012 International Ice Hockey Federation u-18 world championships in the Czech Republic in January. Newell, who played goal for the Tier 2 league runner-up Burnaby Winter Club midget A1 boys’ team last season, was one of just three B.C. skaters named to the camp squad. The other two B.C. skaters invited to the camp were defender Jordan Krause and forward Julia McKinnon,

both of Kelowna.

U-16 invited to camp

Nicolas Bruyere of Burnaby made the 34-player shortlist for B.C. Hockey’s under-16 provincial camp. Burnaby Winter Club’s Victor Dombrovskiy also earned a spot on defence following the evaluation camp in Penticton. The players will continue to be evaluated through the season with a final roster to be announced in time for the Western Branch Challenge in Moose Jaw, Sask. Oct. 27 to 30.

Burnaby Minor to host AAA provincials Tom Berridge

sports editor

Burnaby Minor Baseball will be hosting both the AAA mosquito and single A peewee provincial championships on back-to-back weekends at Kensington Park. The provincial tournament for 10- to 11-year-old mosquito players will begin on Thursday, July 28 with opening ceremonies taking place at 5:30 p.m. A skills competition will follow the opening. Seven of the 10 teams have been decided, including Cloverdale and Abbotsford from the Lower

Mainland. Vernon, Kamloops, Prince George and Victoria have also already claimed provincial berths. Round-robin games run all day Friday and Saturday at Kensington, with crossover playoffs and final medal games on Sunday, July 31. The gold-medal final is scheduled for 2 p.m. The peewee A provincials will be held on the following weekend from Aug. 4 to 8, also at Kensington Park. The peewee opening ceremonies will take place on Aug. 5. Burnaby Minor is no stranger

to the B.C. minor baseball championships. Last season, six boys off this season’s peewee all-star team went to the mosquito provincial finals in Rutland, taking home the silver medal against Kelowna. In 2009, the Burnaby Braves went all the way to the Canadian national bantam championships. The last time Burnaby Minor hosted a provincial final was in 2006. At the association’s Summer Fun tournament last weekend, Burnaby lost by one run to Delta in the final of the AAA mosquito

division final. “Burnaby has always been a force. We’ve always been really close and able to develop very competitive teams,” said Elise Ferguson, volunteer co-ordinator with the Burnaby association. “It’s going to be fun.” Volunteers are always needed for these kinds of special events, including help with groundkeeping, concessions, scoring and pitch counters, Ferguson added. Anyone interested in helping out, including seniors, is asked to email elise@burnabyminorbase

Pair to Round 2

Melody Liang of Burnaby and Stephanie Ko won their opening round match over Christina Aicardi and Claudia Rivero of Peru at the Yonex Canada Open badminton championships in Richmond. The former Douglas College twosome defeated the Peruvians 1621, 23-21, 21-16 in Round 1, before losing to No. 4 seed and eventual semifinalists Brigit Michels and Sandra Marinello of Germany.

A24 • Wednesday, July 27, 2011 • Burnaby NOW


Burnaby boys medal at all-star champs

Lakers lose tough one on the Rock

Burnaby soccer players Adriano Clemente, Alexander Lazazzera, Mark Baldisimo and Jefferey Ramen helped Team B.C. bring back a bronze medal from the Nutrilite All-Star Canadian Soccer Association national championships in Newfoundland on July 23. B.C. edged Alberta 1-0 in the consolation final in the under-16 boys’ division. Ellis Parker and Daniel Pervan of Burnaby were both members of B.C.’s u-15 boys’ squad that placed fifth overall at the week-long competition. Clemente, Lazazzera, Baldisimo, Ramen and Parker were also named to the B.C. team that will take part at the Canada Western Summer Games in Kamloops next month.

Tom Berridge sports editor

The Burnaby Lakers fought the good fight, but were overwhelmed by the Victoria Shamrocks 11-6 under a 66-shot barrage in Western Lacrosse Association play Friday. Burnaby took a 6-5 lead into the third period following a pair of late goals by Dane Stevens less than 30 seconds apart to end the middle frame. “We were just unfortunate,” said Burnaby head coach Bob Johnston. Playing with four players from its back end missing through injury, Burnaby simply ran out of gas, added Johnston. “The feeling was pretty good. It was quiet confidence. It was nice to see.” But Victoria replied with six unanswered tallies in the final stanza, including an empty-net goal by Andrew Suitor in the last three minutes of play. Rookie Burnaby goalie Dan Lewis was Burnaby’s game star with 55 saves in the Burnaby net, while facing 48 shots in the final two periods, including 27 in a 5-4 Lakers’ second period. “Lewis was worth the price of admission. He had a great game,” Johnston added. Matt Quinton led the Lakers in scoring with one goal and two assists, all coming in the middle frame. The win dropped Burnaby into sixth place in league standings with two games left to play this week. “If you win, you’re in. That’s the name of the game. It’s pretty tough for sure. We have to score, Lewis can only do so much,” Johnston said. Burnaby will cross WLA Page 25

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Safe at second: Vancouver Cannons short stop Byron Prasad of Burnaby, left,

is beaten to the bag by a Coquitlam Reds baserunner in a late season Premier Baseball League game at Queen’s Park Stadium. The Cannons failed to make the PBL playoffs.

Cariboo Hill Secondary hands out athletic awards

Stefan Stankovic and Milica Bjelica won a pair of athletic awards at the year-end Cariboo Hill Secondary awards. Stankovic and Bjelica both shared top awards in tennis along with Kapish Suri. Stankovic also won the senior boys’ basketball award, while Bjelica won her second award in senior girls’ volleball. Other Cariboo Hill award winners included: Grade 8 girls’ volley-

ball – Reena Tagger Junior girls’ volleyball – Chenille Lafleur Senior boys’ volleyball – Jatin Topsy Senior girls’ swim team – Meredith Mackenzie Senior boys’ swim team – Milan Milosevic Junior swim team – Stefan Milosevic, Stefano Macri Senior boys’ soccer – Denis Ananga Grade 8 boys’ basketball – Richard Wang

Grade 9 boys’ basketball – Taij Taggar Senior girls’ basketball – Simran Parmar Grade 9 boys’ volleyball – Brad Kingma Junior girls’ netball – Nicole Hill Senior girls’ netball – Gillian Marshall Track and field – Owais Siddiqui Junior badminton –Lois Choi, Saira Butter Senior badminton – Jason Liang, Amy Yu


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Burnaby teen wins women’s Stanley Park Open Katerina Boiko of Burnaby upset top seed Monica Neveklovska in the final of the 80th Stanley Park Open tennis championships Sunday. Boiko, the fifth seed, overcame a slow start to knock off her West Vancouver opponent 5-7, 6-4, 7-5 in the open women’s final. Last year, Boiko won a second consecutive open women’s tennis title at the Burnaby Open, knocking off Neveklovska, the top seed, in three sets. The 15-year-old Boiko ran a string of upset wins en route to the Stanley Park championship final, including a straight set 6-3, 6-4 victory over No. 2 seed Anna Miguel of Spain in the semifinals. She also outlasted fourth seed Vivian Tsui of Port Coquitlam 3-6, 6-3, 6-1 in the quarter-finals. Boiko had little difficulty making it through to the final eight, finishing

off two challengers with straight set wins. Boiko blanked Lucy Fairbotham 6-0, 6-0 in the round of 16. She also handled Mackenzie Campbell easily in the opening round 6-2, 6-0. Top seed Henry Choi of Vancouver won his third Stanley Park Open in the past four years, defeating No. 4 Nick Coutts of Victoria 7-6, 6-2 in the men’s open division Sunday. Coutts made amends in the men’s doubles, teaming with fellow Victoria partner Patrick Flint to defeat Kris Santoso of Vancouver and Jerry Turek of Burnaby 7-6, 6-1 in the final. Coutts also took the mixed doubles title along with Neveklovska over Justin Guay of Richmond and Miguel of Spain in straight sets. Neveklovska and West Vancouver partner Sinziana Chis beat Kelly McNabney and Shiera Stuart of Vancouver 6-4,

6-2 in the women’s doubles final. In other results, Burnaby Tennis Club pro Glenn Richards made good on his No. 1 seeding, defeating Trevor Richards of Burnaby 6-3, 6-2 in the men’s 45 singles final. In the women’s 4.5 singles, Jing Hong of Burnaby lost to Eszter Boros 6-1, 6-0 in a battle of the giant killers. Boros knocked off top seed Carol Lau of Richmond 6-0, 6-3 in the semifinals. Hong defeated No. 2 seed Sharon Sauder of Vancouver 6-0, 6-4 in a quarter-final match. Nicoleta Rozinbaum of Burnaby was also unfortunate in the women’s 2.5 singles final, losing in straight sets to Rachael Curtis of Vancouver. The Odlum Brown Summer Series has two more stops, including Kelowna and the city of Victoria Island Open from Aug. 10 to 14.

Simon Fraser University announces varsity schedules The Simon Fraser University varsity men’s soccer team will kick off the season with an exhibition match against the University of Washington in Seattle on Aug. 22. The Clan’s first home game is at Terry Fox Field against Capilano University in a friendly on Aug. 27. SFU starts the month of September off at home with back-to-back fixtures against Vancouver Island and Thompson Rivers universities on Sept. 1 and 3, respectively. The varsity men start their second season in the NCAA on the road against Grand Canyon on Sept. 10. The Clan’s Great Northwest conference opener is at home on Sept. 14 against Western Washington University. SFU will also travel to Hawaii for a

three-game exhibition series in October.

Football starts in Sept.

The Simon Fraser University varsity football team will open its second season in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference on Sept. 10. The grid Clan will play its home opener against the Western Oregon University Wolves. The first game on the schedule is a non-conference road matchup against the Pacific University Boxers on Sept. 3. SFU will also play a second non-conference game against Southern Oregon in October. Other home dates include Humboldt State on Sept. 24, Dixie State on Oct. 8, and Central Washington on Nov. 5.

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Calgary Stampeder running back Jon Cornish rushed for 38 yards and caught three passes for another 56 yards, including a touchdown, in a 24-19 loss to the Edmonton Eskimos in CFL play on Saturday. In the fourth quarter, the St. Thomas More grad caught a short pass from quarterback Henry Burris and took it the remaining 36 yards into the end zone for a score, which narrowed Calgary’s deficit to just three points.

10th Avenue for a rematch with the New Westminster Salmonbellies at Queen’s Park Arena on Thursday. On Friday, the Lakers are at home against the Maple Ridge Burrards. Both games are 7:45 p.m. starts.

Two overtime winners

Kevin Olson of Burnaby scored two goals in overtime to give the Coquitlam Adanacs a 10-9 win over the visiting Nanaimo Timbermen on Saturday. Olson led the A’s with four goals and was named the game’s first star. The 29-year-old Olson, who has scored 11 times in just five games since being dealt to the Adanacs from Burnaby at the trade WLA deadline, scored both markers within 20 seconds of each other in the opening two minutes of extra time to keep Coquitlam’s slim playoff hopes alive.

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win over host Coquitlam Adanacs at the B.C. Lacrosse midget A1 championships at Poirier Recreation Centre on July 21. Burnaby went on to win the round robin with a 4-1 record before finally settling for fourth place in the ensuing playoffs following a 6-5 loss to the same Adanacs in the bronze medal match.

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


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Burnaby, S.


Moving Sale - Rain or Shine

Computer/ Internet

Sat/Sun/Mon., July 30, July 31, Aug 1 from10am - 4pm 6755 Burford St. Bby.

In Basement, Garage & Yard. Lots of tools & appliances



For Sale Miscellaneous

25' HD TV & Entertainment Unit $50. Call 778-846-5275 57' PROJECTION TV & Entertainment Unit $75 obo. Call 778-846-5275 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. GET FREE VENDING MACHINES Customers play them like Legal VLT’s. Can earn income of $100,000.00 plus. 100% Canadian Owned. Details at Or CALL 1-866-668-6629 PRESSURE WASHER Simoniz Brand New 3200pci Gas p/w, $500 obo/negot. 604-291-6327



GLASS TOP Wicker Table & 4 chairs, excel condition, $125 obo. Call 604-521-0928


Lumber/Building Supplies

SAWMILLS FROM only $3997 MAKE MONEY & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info & DVD: 400OT 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT.

2100 FIERCE* Call: (604) 723-4521


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Tools & Equipment

Avoid Bankruptcy, Stops Creditor Calls. Much lower Payments at 0% Interest. We work for You, not Your Creditors.

Call 1-866-690-3328

JOHN DEERE ride on mower model X300R $2500. Phone 604-792-9049


Office Equipment and Furniture

U-SHAPED DESK, two stations, 4 drawers, 2 cupboards. Excellent cond. 604 921-7008



Children’s Activities

Comshare SUMMER DAY CAMP 2011

for Children & Youth at WESTRIDGE Elementary School North Burnaby

Open for 6 weeks of FUN Activities Education • Recreation BEFORE & AFTER CARE Call for Info:




Daycare Centres

LICENSED In-Home Multi-Age Childcare, 7050 Broadway, Burnaby * 1:4 teacher to children ratio * ECE licensed staff * English and Mandarin * Call: (604) 417-7153 email:

Business Opps/ Franchises

#1 JANITORIAL FRANCHISE Customers, (Office Cleaning), Training and support. Financing. 604-434-7744 BE YOUR OWN BOSS with Great Canadian Dollar Store. New franchise opportunities in your area. Call 1-877-388-0123 ext. 229 or visit our website: today

Preschools/ Kindergarten

Precious Minds


Financial Services


Business Opps/ Franchises

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 Services

#1 IN PARDONS Remove your criminal record. Get started TODAY for ONLY $49.95/mo. Limited Time Offer. FASTEST GUARANTEED Pardon in Canada. FREE Consultation: 1-866-416-6772


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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.

4BDRM/3.5BTH 1/2 Duplex E. Cambie Mortgage helper home in desirable area! Updtd. and reno. Spacious one bedroom suite. Shows well. Price:619K Call: (604)227-1760


✔Do you Own a Car? ✔Borrow up to $10000.00 ✔No Credit Checks! ✔Cash same day, local office




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Beat bank rates for purchases and refinances, immediate debt consolidation, foreclosure relief, and equity loans. Free, fast, friendly, private consultations. Call 1-888-685-6181

Houses - Sale


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Out Of Town Property

TEXAS LAND FORECLOSURES! 20/40 acre tracts. Near growing El Paso-Was $16,900 (USD) Now $12,900 (USD) $0 Down, take over payments,$99/mo. (USD) Beautiful views, owner financing, FREE map/pictures. 866-484-0857 (US)

TRAINED MASSEUSE $55/hr, Call Kathy 778-885-5254

6060 Use your Community Newspaper to find the qualified 604-444-3000 candidate you’re looking for.

JESS KUANG 604-773-4295 Sutton Group – Seafair Realty


Port Moody




301B Evergreen Drive

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

Jess F. LaFramboise 604-815-7190



Difficulty Making Payments? Penalty? No Equity? We Take Over Your Payment! No Fees!!

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Altaire by Polygon, on the top point of Greater Vancouver, Featuring one of the best mountain & Burrard inlet views. This end unit provides the best privacy and the most comfortable environment in all seasons! Located next to SFU, one of the best universities across Canada, with convenient transit and the stunning views, this is the place. Cannot be missed! The building is still under 2-5-10 warranty with NO HST.

604-435-5555 / 604-786-4663


702 - 9222 UNIVERSITY CRESCENT Simon Fraser University • $558,800

Sell your home, only $99. 604-574-5243 Chilliwack fully renovated 3400sf 3br 3ba character home $458,900 795-2997 id5402 Cultus Lake 1040sf 2br 1.5ba modular rancher, large lot $96,200 858-9301 id5400 Langley Senior’s Bargain 1000sf 2br 1ba up level tnhse, 55+ $155K 532-1772 id5371 Squamish Resort Living 650sf 1br condo concrete bldg, view $300K 808-9288 id5397 Sry Price Reduced Royal Hts, near new 3900sf 8br 6ba, view $670K 537-5952 id5290 Sry Fleetwood 1800sf 3br+den 2.5ba gated townhouse $382K 778-968-6672 id5399




College Park, Port Moody

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

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For Sale by Owner


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999e,0s H0S0T




Under construction! Custom built for you! 3,900 square-foot home, 3 storeys, includes legal 2-bedroom basement suite. Large corner lot, in brand new subdivision. Hardwood floors, granite countertops, wrap-around sundeck and much more.

Building Your Dream Home Is Our Specialty For more information please call:

604-808-5046 Website:

Real Estate Wanted

Real Estate Wanted Investor looking for, Houses, Townhomes, Condos Call Calum 604-532-1923 or email:


Weekends were made for shopping, so make sure you check our Classifieds for a comprehensive listing of garage sales in your area!

Follow the garage sale trail every issue of the classifieds.

Call 604-444-3000 to book your ad Find your answer in the Classifieds – in print

GARAGE SALES FREE Garage Kit included with every ad.

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1 BR in Surrey, elev, nr transit, shopping onsite, no pets, from $670, incentives. 604-589-7040 8 LAGUNA Court, New West, 1300 sq ft, 2 BR, 2 bath, includes indoor pool, sauna, excerise rm and indoor prkg, $1650/mo, N/s, N/p, Avail immed. 604-644-3396 BBY SIMON FRASER APTS, 7175 Pandora St, Clean quiet 1 Br, $875 incld heat, hw, hardwood, 1 yr lease, np, Call Lorne Dorset Realty 604-299-0803 NEW WEST 1 BR apt, $680 & up, n/s, n/p, n/d, nr Douglas College & skytrain. 604-839-8156.



COTTONWOOD PLAZA 555 Cottonwood Ave, Coq

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

To place your ad call




COQ • Austin Heights Clean quiet 1 & 2 BR apts avail. Sorry no pets. 604-936-5755

KING ALBERT COURT 1300 King Albert, Coq

office: 604- 936-1225

Close to Transportation, Schools & S.F.U.


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

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

CALL 604 715-7764


AMBER ROCHESTOR 545 Rochester Ave, Coq

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


401 Westview St, Coq Large Units. Near Lougheed Mall. Transportation & S.F.U.

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

JUNIPER COURT 415 Westview St, Coq


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

Bach, 1 BR & 2 BR

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

99-7360 Halifax St, Bby

604 420-5636

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

ARBOUR GREENE 552 Dansey Ave, Coq

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

1-BEDROOM AP T. Move in tomorrow. Affo rdable monthly rent.

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

St Andrews Street 2 BR Apt, Large balcony, updated, nr transit & amens. Avail Now. Small pet ok with pet deposit.

Call 604-518-5040


St Andrews Street 2 BR Apt, Large balcony, updated, nr transit & amens. Aug 1. Small pet ok with pet deposit.

VILLA MARGARETA 320-9th St, New West




ABACUS Lic Elect Contr 97222. 40 years exp. 1 stop! Reas. rates! BBB. 778-988-9493

ALARM 604-463-7919

Concrete Cracks Repair. Foundation Walls, Basement, Parkade. Full Warranty. Call Simon (604) 473-7761

Systems Ltd.

FREE HOME SECURITY SYSTEM $850 value! with ADT 24/7 Monitoring Package and $99 Install Fee! PLUS New Customer Bonus! Call now! 855-651-4956 ADT Auth Co.



* 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 TWO LITTLE LADIES WITH BIG MOPS. Your one stop cleaning shop!!... Call 778-395-6671




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



*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.


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

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 guar’d. 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


Flooring/ Refinishing


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


LICENSED ELECTRICIAN res/ comm, small jobs ok. Free Est, Reas. Lic106797. 604-773-5190

(Coquitlam Centre area) Bachelor Apts, 3 appls, incls heat & hot water, bldg laundry room on each flr. Avail now. Sorry no pets. Call 604-942-2012

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.


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- 463-0857 cell: 604- 375-1768 Whitgift Gardens 1 BR Apt, $750/mo, 2 BR Apt, $925/mo, 3 BR Apt, $1100/mo. Heat, hot water, parking. Family living, daycare available. Near kids’ park, basketball court and Skytrain.

No pets. Available now.

604 939-0944

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.



Queens Avenue 136 10th St, New West

2 BR & 3 BR Townhouse, $1114 &includes $1303 includes heat & $1218 heat & hot hot water, w/d hookup & water, w/d hookup & common common&laundry u/grd$1200 prkg. laundry u/grd &prkg. $1200 purchase. share purchase. share

Call Shirley 604-861-8667

Go to or call 604-444-3000.





NEW WEST. Reno’d 1 BR suite, new applis, flooring & fixtures. Rent is from $795. 604-724-8353

Century Hardwood Floors ★Hardwood flr refinishing ★Repairs ★ Staining ★ Free Estimate. Contact 604-376-7224



Duplexes - Rent

3 BR upper, Metrotown, 1800sf $1575+60%utils, pets ok, 3 appls, share wd, sauna, fp, soaker tub, garage, Aug 1, 604-818-1129

Flooring/ Refinishing


PRESSURE WASHING, Gutter Cleaning and Repairs Call George • 778-859-7793


HANDYMAN Repairs & Reno’s Call Walter ★ 604-790-0842



Suites/Partial Houses

BBY. Very clean 1 BR suite. F/p, kitchen, full bath & utils. NS/NP. $800/mo. Immed. 604-420-1077 COQ. 1 BR, g/lvl, full bath, priv w/d. Ns/np. $800/mo incl hydro. Near bus. Immed. 604-761-9235

COQ, Mariner Way. 2 BR. 1 bath h/wd flrs, priv w/d. $825/mo + 1⁄3 util. Ns/np. Aug 1. 604-521-5642

COQ NR Como Lake nice 4 BR 2 lvl split, 2 bath, w/d, d/w, lge kit/ dining/family/living room, priv yd. N/S. Aug 1. $2200. 604-841-6228

NEW WEST Downtown, 1 BR cln, quiet. NS/NP. Avail immed. $650 + utls. Near transit. 604-517-5502


Miscellaneous Rentals

GATED PARKING AVAILABLE New Westminster CALL 604 723-8215

PT COQ 2 BR, 5 Appls, $800 + utls. Near amens. Avail now. Nr Coast Mer/Prairie. 604-218-7660 SASAMAT LAKE. Bach in Belcarra. priv ent, incl util, appl, w/d, N/s N/p, $700. 604-936-9364


Townhouses Rent

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




BBY ROOM avail, w/d, n/s, n/p. Prof person. $450 incls cbl/utils, parking. Avl now. 604-434-5578



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

Suites/Partial Houses

3 BR upper, PoCo, Citadel area, nr bus & schls, own w/d, 3 appls, $1500/mo incls utils, N/s, N/p, 1 1/2 baths, Aug 1. 604-779-6893. BBY 1 BR bachelor ste, nr Edmonds skytrain, $675 incls utils. N/S. Av now. 604-777-1767 BBY; BSMT bach ste, Furn’d, incls wifi, cable, flat screen TV/ DVD, access to W/D & pool, elec & hot water. $675. Canada Way/ Burris. N/S. Now 604-525-3880

Call 604-942-2012


Wanted To Rent

NEW WEST or Sapperton. Senior with cockatoo bird, wants a 2 BR bsmt suite. 604-544-0198, lv msg

BBY N. BCIT Newer 2 BR, grnd flr, $800 incls utls. N/S, N/P. Avail now. Very clean. 604-293-2295 BBY Royal Oak/Rumble, 1 BR g/lvl ste, n/p, n/s, no w/d, $750 incls utils. Immed. 604-375-4261 BBY SFU, 2 BR, 1000sf, bright & clean, share washer. $850 + 50% utils. Ns/np. Now. 604-421-1196

BBY, SOUTH. Newer 1 BR, f/bath. No w/d, NS/NP. $700/mo incl hydro/cbl. 604-527-7793



DATING SERVICE. Long-Term/ Short-Term Relationships, Free to Try!!! 1-877-297-9883. Live intimate conversation, Call: #4011 or 1-888-534-6984. Live adult 1on1 Call: 1-866-311-9640 or #4010. Meet Local Single Ladies. 1-877-804-5381. (18+).


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


Houses - Rent

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



PT MOODY New Port Village Lrg 2 BR, f/p, 7 appls, sec’d prkg, rec fac. Sept 1. $1450. 604-469-6990

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

CALL 604 715-7764

NEW WEST, Ashley Mansion, 815 St Andrews St. 1 BR, 2nd flr, newly painted. Aug 1. Incl ht, h/w & cable. Refs. N/p. 604-526-4547



22588 Royal Crescent Ave, Maple Ridge




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

or Bayside Property Services Office: 604-432-7774

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


Contact Alex 604-999-9978


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


Call 604-540-9300


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



Lawn & Garden


Able Boys Landscaping Ltd. bobcat/lawn/cedar fence/paving stones, trim trees. 604-377-3107

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

Call Mr. Van 604-726-9741

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

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

Moving & Storage


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


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


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


Seniors Discount

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

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

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

• Includes all Taxes • Licenced & Insured • Professional Piano Movers


Lawn & Garden




A MOVING EXPERIENCE WITH L & D ENTERPRISES !!! Fast & Dependable Special Rates Seniors Disc. Call 604-464-5872 Lawn & Garden • Clean-ups & Disposal, Gutters/Press Washing Seniors Disc. Al @ 604-783-3142

ALWAYS CAREFUL MOVER Local & Long Distance (604) 861-8885 AMI MOVING ★ 3-5 ton cube. Starting at $39/hour. Local & long distances. 24/7 ★ 604-617-8620

Home Services

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Oil Tank Removal


● Oil Tank Removal ● Recommended ● Insured ● Reasonable Rates


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


Painting/ Wallpaper


• Exterior/Interior Projects • Written Warranty • Years of Exp. • Fully Insured • WCB Covered



Painting/ Wallpaper


A-1 PAINT CO. Summer Special

15% OFF

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


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




Painting/ Wallpaper



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



Paving/Seal Coating

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

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

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


Planning on RENOVATING? Check out the specialists in our Home Service Directory of the Classifieds and get started on your project today! To advertise your Home Service Business call Classifieds 604-444-3000



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

Auto Miscellaneous

FREE CASH BACK WITH $0 DOWN at Auto Credit Fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599 DLN 30309. Free Delivery WANT A VEHICLE BUT STRESSED ABOUT YOUR CREDIT? Last week 21 out of 25 applications approved! We fund your future not your past. Any Credit. Receive a $500 Gift Card. 1-888-593-6095



2007 CHEV Aveo LS 4d H/B. Grt kms,no acc’d. Fully inspected, clean front wheel drive, grt gas mileage $6,980 Auto Fleet 604-304-7653 stk 12246


Scrap Car Removal

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


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






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

604 628 9044

2001 FORD Focus 127,000 km Runs Great, Upgraded stereo, Very Clean, Regular maintenance. Asking $3800. Ph 604-514-1591

2005 Pontiac G6 145k, $5500 obo. V6 Auto, Red ext, Black cloth int., PW, PM, CD, very clean, good tires/brakes, mechanically perfect. Call (778) 549-6743. S.Surrey.



2008 F-350 LARIAT S/C 4WD LWB (DVD) No acc’d, loaded Clean in/ out. BCAA inspected & Carproof $28,960. Auto Fleet 604-304-7653 stk12172


1990 VW Conv . 4cyl, 5 spd, air cared till 07/12, 247K, great cond. $1900 obo, 604-794-3503


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

1991 BMW 735i Silver /Black lthr intr; loaded 6 Cyl , A/C’d, body excl, No acc’ds, 197,100 km Runs greatAll services BMW mechanics extras $4500 obo. 604-322-8644

#1 FREE Scrap Vehicle Removal Ask about $500 Credit!!! $$ PAID for Some 604.683.2200

1996 TOYOTA Tercel, 2 dr, auto, silver, air cared, good cond. $2900, 604-805-5187 or 924-623

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

’07 DODGE Ram 1500 SLT quad cab 4WD (12000) low kms, clean local lease no acc’ds. BCAA inspected. $21,960 Auto Fleet 604-304-7653 stk 12000


Power Washing



2005 BMW 325I Sedan beautiful & locally owned. BCAA inspected & Carproof reports. $13,980 Auto Fleet 604-304-7653 stk12206. 2008 TOYOTA Corolla, 5 spd, 31,000 kms, $10,500. 604-787-2048, 987-3308



A small repair may save costly plastering expenses. BILL the Roofer • 604-522-8516



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

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

25 Years in Business 25 Years workmanship warranty

PRESSURE WASHING, siding, gutters, tile, roof, treat moss. Gill, 604-897-4204, 604-599-4204

Renovations & Home Improvement

D & M RENOVATIONS, Flooring, tiling, finishing. Fully Insured. Top quality, quick work 604-724-3832 HANDYMAN, Reno’s, Carpentry, H/W Flrs, Home Repairs, etc. Call Rob 604-307-6715


604-984-9004 604-984-6560


#1 Roofing Company in BC


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

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

Rubbish Removal


LOW COST Rubbish Removal Reno’s & Drywall / Demo. YARD & HOME Cleanup 604-727-5232




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

Tried & True Since 1902

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

Treeworks 15 yrs exp. Tree/ Stump Removal, Prun’in & Trim’in & View Work 291-7778, 787-5915 Wildwood Tree Services, Exp Hedge Trimming and Removal & Tree Pruning. Free Est. 604-893-5745

LOW COST CONSTRUCTION Renos, additions, kitchens, suites, drywall tile. 604-657-9904 *Additions*Quality Work *Ref’s 604-720-1564


Call for a free estimate:



Lowest $$$ No Gimmicks!

Visit us online to receive a special discount:

Rubbish Removal Seniors discount. 604-807-0198 WWW.RENORITE.COM Bath, Kitchen, Suites & More Save Your Dollars 778-317-1256 RENO’S, CARPENTRY, Drywall, Handyman. 30 years experience. Phone David • 604-825-4072

Tree Services


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

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


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


Call Tyler 778-386-3783 affordahomeser

Stucco/Siding/ Exterior

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

“We Keep you Dry”

Spring Su Special mmerSpecial * WE WE PAY PAY THE THEHST! HST!

• Power Washing • Window and Gutter Cleaning • Lowest Price Guaranteed



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

Window Cleaning

DISPOSAL BINS: Starting at $99 + dump fees. Call 604-306-8599

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

JAMES RUBBISH REMOVAL, Comm/Res, All kinds of Garbage & Yard Clean-up. 604-781-6046

FALK’S WINDOW CLEANING Gutter Cleaning & Power Washing. Call Jim Falk 778-389-1787

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1979 SKYLARK trailer, 18.5 ft, good cond, F/S, bath/shower, orig owner. $4500 obo. 604-291-2090

1999 TOYOTA Sienna LE Minivan. Original owner, 250K mostly hwy. Grt cond. Runs great. A/c’d till March 2013 Hidden hitch. $3,900 OBO. 604-882-0039.

1993 TERRY 25’ 5th wheel, air & many extras too much to list. To be seen is to be appreciated. Selling for health reasons. 604-792-3403 or 604-316-1492

20FT TRAILOR, top cond, slps 4, a/c, dbl gazed windows, furnace, loaded $4,000 obo 604-325-8304

2005 29FT JaycoTrailer. like new, Awning, storage, slide, ac, $14,000obo in Chilliwack, used once.. 604-997-9201

1993 VW diesel camperized van, 5 spd, 276,587 kms, 46 km per gallon, $9900. 604-792-9049 or 604-316-8653


Sell Your RV or Boat


Sports & Imports

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC


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

1996 FORD F150 ext cab, straight 6, 5 spd, +winter tires,

$2,000 obo runs grt, 604-316-9561



1981 CHEV 3/4 ton, propane motor, good work truck $1000 obo as is 604-985-0886

2008 TOYOTA Tacoma 4x4 manual, 52,371 kms, 1 owner, grey ext. $23,900. 604-792-9049 or 604-316-8653

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

2000 CHEVY Cavalier Sedan super clean. Low kms & a/c’d. Grt car at super low price. BCAA inspected $3,560. Auto Fleet 604-304-7653 stk 12240

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks


1991 DODGE Ram Cargo Van $4,900. 1986 Chrysler Town & Country Stn Wagon, $2,500. Both vehicles well maint. and in very good cond. Edna 604-521-0922

1998 DODGE Neon $2500 obo Very Clean AC, PS, PB, good tires, 604-802-2344


SCRAP CAR REMOVAL No Wheels, No Problem

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MATCO DESIGN - Renovations




Burnaby NOW • Wednesday, July 27, 2011 • A31

14 ALUMINUM DURABOAT, 25hp evinrude motor, fishing rods, incls trailer, $4995. 604-519-0075 OCEAN GOING SAILBOAT.The ideal vessel to cruise local waters this winter, a warm comfortable closed wheelhouse cutter, 50 feet on deck. One owner last 40 years, vessel is well taken care of, right down to meticulous housekeeping and spares kits. Painted, varnished and clean. No rust. Beautifully fitted galley, builtin freezer and sep. fridge. Roller furling jib, staysail. main and storm sails, most about two years old and immaculate. All rigging stainless. Engine room to eat from, new Kubota 67hp diesel gives 6 knots at about 1600 revs. Wagner autopilot: the best steersman on board. Radar. Bunks for eight; luxury for two. One electric head. Two ninetygallon stainless water tanks and a 65 gallon utility tank. Ready to sail with complete charts and GPS, fuel in tanks, and the best moorage in West Vancouver. This is one of the ferro boats worth seeing. Photos on-line through Harbour Yachts, Fisherman’s Cove, West Van. Comes with dinghies etc., new life jackets, too much to mention. Was $140, now $90. Talk to Dan about the “Talofa Lee”, 604-921-7428

Urban Market:


$45.90 +GST

Suburban Market:

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* this offer is only valid for private party/non-business clients.

Book your ad today!


A32 • Wednesday, July 27, 2011 • Burnaby NOW

Langley Farm Market PRODUCE



Product of California ($1.08/KG)








Product of B.C. ($1.74/KG)

Product of B.C. (86¢/KG)


Product of B.C. (86¢/KG)



Beef Short Rib (AA) $10.12/kg................................................


$ 59


Wasa Crispbread (200g-310g) Assorted Flavours........ $199ea Foccacia Bread (400g)............................................ $199ea Grimms Honey Maple Classic Ham (100g)............. 98¢


Chicken Whole Wing



$ 99


Pork Whole Side Ribs $6.37/kg..................................................


$ 89



Dalla Terra San Remo Antipasto/Vegetable Spread Extra Virgin Olive Oil $ (375mL) Assorted Flavours....................2/ 5 (3L) .....................................................$1499ea


Sunflower Flaxseed Bread Chocolate Muffins $ 29 (620g)...................................................... 2 ea (200g)..................................................... $109ea


Freybe Parmesano Salami (100g) ....................... $138

Edam Cheese (100g).....................................................$138

Valid Wed. July 27 - Sun. July 31, 2011 while quantities last

For Freshness and Quality you can count on!

for the following positions: • Deli Counter Helper • Stocker • Cashier 12th Ave.





11th Ave.






Product of B.C. ($2.18/KG)

Product of California ($2.18/KG)







7815 Kingsway




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