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Two municipal parties are attempting to form a more diverse council in next November’s election. “We’d like to have a variety of BCA (Burnaby Citizens’ Association), TEAM and Green members on council,” said Carrie McLaren, who is running with the Burnaby Green party. Currently, all of city council and Burnaby school board trustees are BCA members. The Green slate includes McLaren, who was most recently the Green candidate for Burnaby-New Westminster in the 2011 federal election; Adrienne Merlo, who ran for the Green party for Burnaby-Douglas in the federal election; Scott Janzen, who ran for the Green party for Burnaby-New Westminster in the federal 2006 election; and Rick McGowan, a New West teacher and an organizer of the Burnaby Green party. Janzen may be running for school board, according to McLaren, but none of the current candidates are vying for the mayor’s spot. “We’re not going to go after Mr. (Derek) Corrigan,” she said in a phone interview Monday. The Burnaby Green party signed a memorandum of understanding with the Green Party of B.C., allowing the municipal party to work with the provincial party on developing a platform, on Sunday. “I am excited that the Burnaby municipal Green party will offer Burnaby residents a real choice in the fall civic election,” said Jane Sterk, Parties Page 4

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Home, sweet home: Richard Dagenais and Jenny Emmott in the backyard of their South Burnaby home, where they have created a unique space that includes a garden, lawn bowling, koi pond, outdoor oven, spa and more.

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For the past 24 or 25 years, a Burnaby South couple has worked diligently on a metamorphosis of their own. On a 10,000-square-foot lot, an L-shaped garden nestled behind a 1917 home is an oasis that Richard Dagenais and Jenny Emmott built themselves and share with their family, friends and neighbours. “Our garden is unique by itself,” Emmott said. “We cook for our neighbours and share what we have too.” “I make things different, why not?” Dagenais added. “I learned all the trades to do this.”

The house is politely guarded by tall evergreen trees the couple planted themselves, but when you open the wooden gate, the yard also opens itself up to you. Immediately in front of the gate on the other side is a long lawn bowling lane. Its fake grass is easy to roll up and rests on top of packed gravel. On either side of the lawn bowling space are plants and pots ripe with all kinds of flora, including blueberries, dragon egg plums, mulberries, ginseng and much more that you don’t find in every garden. “We play the games, and then we turn around and eat the fruit,” Emmott added. Emmott works for Coast Mountain Bus

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Garden: Home getaway continued from page 1 planks and glass, which makes house is the spot that has the sitting in the hot tub fun during whole neighbourhood smelling the winter. fresh with bread and smoked “Underneath the hot tub that treats – the covered cooking goes over the pond, you can see space. the fish swimming around when “I do everything myself,” he I put on the lights,” Dagenais said. “Jenny does the garden, and noted. I do the construction. (We’re) a The spa also has a bathroom team.” with a shower and a sauna that Underneath the slightly multi- snugly fits two. rounded coffered ceiling are ovalBehind the spa building is shaped counters you can walk Emmott’s garden, with its own between. On either side is a smok- sprinkling system made by her er, a stone pizza oven Dagenais is husband. finishing up (but is usable as the “It’s a mostly organic garden,” scent of cooking dough hangs in he said. the air), a sink The garand a grill/ den, with a stove. homemade “ O u r greenhouse, garden is has a long list our love,” of vegetables, Emmott said. fruit and flow“The coners that would struction is be longer than all in our this entire artihands and cle; everything our minds – from tomatoes, we eat really green onions, healthy too.” rhubarb, garlic, In front a cherry tree, of the minipomegranates, house, is a persimmons, long rectankumquats and gular pond much more that complete is also distributwith a homeed throughout made founthe entire backtain, filtration yard in pots. system and Beauty: An orange tree (top) and Emmott’s plenty of koi a koi pond (above) are two of the green thumb is backyard highlights. fish. much aided by One parher using the ticular koi is so much larger than clean pond water her koi swim the others that Emmott has nick- in. named it her dolphin. It’s 12 years “We recycle as much as we old. can,” she added. “Sometimes the fish go under Although a considerable the fountain, like a shower,” amount of work has been done to Dagenais said. the yard, Dagenais contends that “You can pat the koi,” says there is still much more to do. Emmott. “They follow Richard “I’d like to get what would look like a pet.” like a circus tent and put (in) a The pond is about gym,” he explained. five feet deep, and The gym would the filtration system sit between his secis underneath a small ond-floor deck (of his deck attached to it. three-storey home) Underneath the wood- Visit and the pond. for a photo gallery en boards is two parts: Final touches will one with only spongalso be made to the es that take in the algae, and cooking space. Underneath the the other has both sponges and counter he wants to have beer brushes. It allows the couple to storage and eventually a fridge. not worry about chemicals mak“I put it all together in my ing their beloved, lucky koi fish own mind,” Emmott explained. “I sick. have a vision, and we talk about it Beside and somewhat overtop – then we do it.” the fountain is another enclosed To contact Dagenais about little house, but it’s actually a his business, New Air Custom spa. Construction Inc., call 604-671The spa space is enclosed in fir 9901.

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Weather helps bug control City of Burnaby keeping an eye on mosquito population due to West Nile virus risk Janaya Fuller-Evans staff reporter

While Burnaby residents may be grumbling about the cool temperatures this summer, it has reduced one pesky problem – mosquitoes. “The weather’s been cool, and the numbers reflect that,” said Dipak Dattani, assistant director of engineering for the City of Burnaby. The city is watching the mosquito population around lakes and marshes as part of a province-wide attempt to monitor the risk of the West Nile virus. At this point, Dattani said, the city has a consultant conducting surveillance of Burnaby’s lakes bogs and marshes – as in previous years – and hasn’t yet had to treat any pockets of mosquito larvae as the population has been low. The surveillance is part of a three-pronged approach to assessing and dealing with the threat of West Nile, Dattani said. The other elements are meeting at the regional level with other municipalities to compare data, and educating the public on how to prevent mosquito in the city. West Nile virus, a disease carried by birds and spread by mosquitoes, can infect people as well as other mammals, according to a recent press release from Fraser Health. Human cases of the disease were first identified in B.C. in 2009, according to

the release. While most people affected don’t show symptoms, about 20 per cent experience flu-like symptoms, and one in approximately 150 people is affected seriously, with nervous symptom complications. The health authority suggests residents drain any standing water on their property, as it can be a breeding zone for mosquitoes. Fraser Health also recommends covering up or using bug spray at dawn and dusk, dressing in light-coloured longsleeved shirts and long pants when outdoors, and using insect repellant that contains DEET. Fraser Health works with the B.C. Centre for Disease Control and local municipalities on monitoring West Nile virus risks. The agencies have collaborated on a surveillance program for early detection of the virus. “While (the virus) won’t occur in all areas of the province, regions such as the southern Interior and Fraser Valley are at higher risk. This is because the virus was present in low levels in these areas last year and because they generally experience higher summer temperatures than other parts of B.C.,” said deputy provincial health officer Dr. Eric Young in a press release from the centre. “If any positive (virus) activity is detected, public health officials will be alerting residents of the affected region.” Residents in the Fraser Health region are asked to report dead crows to authority’s West Nile virus toll-free line at 1888-968-5463.


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Special days provide opportunity for change It seems like every time you flip over sider, for example, World Breastfeeding Week running till Aug. 7. That type of the calendar, there are countless special international event helps promote the holidays or observances coming up. spread of valuable information, supThey run the gamut from days port and education to people marked by millions of faitharound the globe. ful individuals around the Burnaby NOW It’s safe to say it ranks a world, to those aimed at pure whole lot higher than, say, commercial gain, to those that National Middle Child Day, happening are just plain silly. Apparently, August later this month. Yes. Middle children is Admit You’re Happy Month and have their own day, presumably to join Romance Awareness Month. Need we with others in the same predicament of say more? being neither first-born nor the baby. Some of them help create good disTerrible burden for those poor middle cussion and even public policy – con-


Layton’s departure a game-changer T harder for his successor (tempohe sudden and sad deparrary or permanent) to carry on in ture of Jack Layton from the political stage is mostly the months ahead. Will there be growing tenbad news for the federal NDP, sions between the Quebec wing but it also comes with a cost to and the rest of the caucus? Will the B.C. NDP. any of the many rookie MPs While a full, speedy recovery make embarrassing by Layton is obvimistakes? Layton’s sudously the best outden departure leaves a come in this situation Keith Baldrey leadership void, and it’s – one that dwarfs all critical for the party to line up other considerations – the politistrongly behind interim leader cal ramifications of his leaving Nycole Turmel. have to be examined. The best thing the federal If Layton does not return NDP has going for it is time. The to his job as NDP leader (and next election is more than three it’s hard to see him doing that years away, which is plenty of any time soon after seeing his time for the party to regroup frail and gaunt appearance at and plot a strategy that will the news conference where he allow it to build on its recent announced he was fighting success. another form of cancer), the It won’t be easy – in fact it party then loses its number 1 may well be impossible – and asset. there may indeed be pressure It was Layton’s own high building in the days ahead to level of personal popularity that begin merger talks with the vaulted the party to a record depleted Liberal party. If any number of seats, a breakthrough signs of panic surface within the in Quebec and the achievement party, Turmel’s hold on the job of official Opposition status. But now, the NDP has a near- could weaken and messy internal divisions could emerge. anonymous interim leader and a Layton’s departure is a hiscaucus made up of a lot of political rookies. Perhaps more impor- torical game-changer, and it will reverberate through the political tantly, the balance of power scene for some time. within the caucus has swung Oddly, Layton’s leaving towards Quebec and away from could have a more immediate the party’s historical roots in impact on the provincial NDP, Western Canada and Ontario. because an election will likely be This caucus would have been called in this province within a a challenging one to manage year or so, and Layton would for even a seasoned pro such as Layton. It will be that much Layton Page 7

children. But, we digress. The point is, though there seems to be a never-ending stream of “special days,” and we may begin to tire of hearing of them, some of them are exceedingly valuable to people around the globe. One such event is International Youth Day, happening Aug. 12 this year and which officially closes the International Youth Year, which began in August 2010. This year’s events are based on the theme “dialogue and mutual understanding.” On a global level, that can

take on a variety of meanings as it translates to different cultures and nationalities, different religions and even different generations. To us, on a local level, it all boils down to a much simpler concept: talking and listening. You don’t even need to attend a parade or sign up for activities. Just talk. And listen. Parents, talk to your kids. Kids, talk to your friends – or, more importantly, those you don’t yet consider friends. Open the door for dialogue and mutual understanding will follow.


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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Enough already with taxes Dear Editor:

I agree with Keith Baldrey’s viewpoint that there is genuine resentment to more taxation (Has B.C. reached breaking point? In My Opinion, Burnaby NOW, July 27). As a retired person living on a fixed income, taxation has reached and exceeded its limit for me. I worked in the public sector for 25 years and was always amazed at the waste that exists. Unfortunately, the local city politicians cannot admit that there are excesses and waste in the system. The unions who contribute hundreds of thousands of dollars to successful electoral campaigns are the recipients of this waste.

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Burnaby is a prime example of overtaxation. Despite its massive reserves, Burnaby continues to tax as if it has shortfalls. It is particularly infuriating to see the sitting council and mayor receive up to $15,000 tax free to cover expenses and then award themselves an additional $300 a month gas allowance. Is their gas not covered in the tax free portion of expenses? Enough already. Ray Power, Burnaby

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Roof replacement a waste continued from page 6

to install a new retractable roof on the B.C. Place Stadium is the worst misallocation of resources I can remember. The stadium roof is worn out but could have been replaced with one like the old one for perhaps $50 million. The rest of the money should have been spent on housing the homeless or helping disadvantaged people get a new start or providing incentives for small businesses. I can think of 101 better ways to spend that money. The government has its priorities all wrong. Garth Evans, Burnaby

Time to cool the anger in debate over Policy 5.45 Dear Editor:

There’s too much anger in the debate about the Burnaby school district issues. It’s not accurate to equate courteously disagreeing with someone’s lifestyle to being in favour of any kind of bullying. Parents and children have the right to disagree with various lifestyles for religious and non-religious reasons and not

to have those lifestyles pushed at little children in a public school. That’s one reason why so many people make huge sacrifices to send their children to independent schools. In 2010, over 11 per cent of children attended various independent schools – some are religious, some are secular, but they all provide pluralism and choice. The Independent School Act says some great things in the preamble, including: “It is the goal of a democratic society to ensure that all its members receive an education that enables them to become literate, personally fulfilled and publicly useful, thereby increasing the strength and contributions to the health and stability of that society. … The purpose of the British Columbia school system is to enable all learners to become literate, to develop their individual potential and to acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to contribute to a healthy, democratic and pluralistic society and a prosperous and sustainable economy.” Adults should model the interaction that they want the children to follow. That is not happening on this letters page, but it is happening in the pluralistic environment that independent schools provide. Kathleen Higgins, Delta

Layton: A big blow to the NDP continued from page 6

undoubtedly have been out here campaigning alongside NDP Adrian Dix. Layton would have lent a credible, popular presence to an NDP campaign. His own personal popularity may have translated into just enough votes for the party to win some of the closer races. Sadly, it looks like that’s not going to happen. I’ve been asked by several people whether, as a journalist, I think Layton should have been more forthcoming about his health issues during the election campaign. That’s not an easy question to answer. A person’s health problems are, of course, usually a matter of intense personal privacy. So should a

politician or, more to the point, a political leader be treated differently on this question? Some have compared Layton’s situation to the one confronting anyone running to be president of the United States. Candidates there must subject themselves to intense health checkups. But this comparison is, of course, ludicrous. Layton is not in charge of national security, with access to nuclear codes and the like. A key point in this debate is that Layton was not really running to be prime minister. In reality, he was running to be the official Opposition leader, which carries with it no real power. He was trying to take a political party to new

heights and to propel it into unchartered waters. He wasn’t about to run the entire country or be in a position to make far-reaching decisions affecting all Canadians. Because of that, I think he was entitled to a pass when it came to answering personal questions about his health. The stakes simply weren’t big enough to warrant that kind of intrusion into his personal life. We already delve too deeply into the personal lives of some of our public officials (the Internet and the blogosphere have made such intrusions more numerous and inappropriate). This was not a case to push things even further. Keith Baldrey is chief political correspondent for Global B.C.

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University’s acting president says news of death is “complete and utter shock” The woman found dead in her Vancouver home on Tuesday of last week has been identified as Melanie Alexis O’Neill, a Simon Fraser University professor. Around 10 p.m., police discovered O’Neill’s body in her residence, one of three suites of a home in the 100block of West 13th Avenue. A concerned acquaintance had asked police to check on her welfare after not having heard from her lately, said Vancouver police spokesman Const. Lindsey Houghton. According to SFU’s website, O’Neill was an associate professor in biophysical and biological chemistry at Simon Fraser University. She earned her PhD at Dalhousie University in 2001 and was a postdoctoral fellow at the California Institute of Technology from 2001 to 2004. Jon Driver, academic vice-president and acting president at Simon Fraser University, told the Burnaby NOW last week that the news has hit the university community hard. “We are shocked and saddened by the news,” said Driver. “Whenever you lose a young colleague, the feeling is of complete and utter shock.” Driver said O’Neill was currently on study leave and, to the best of his knowledge, had not taught a class at the university since the fall of 2010. Driver said the university is offering counselling services to anybody who needs or wants it. “Our thoughts are with the family, and we want to offer our sympathy to her family,” said Driver. “We are shocked that this happened.” Police would not confirm O’Neill lived at the residence, but a land title search listed her as the unit’s registered owner. Forensic investigators were at the scene Wednesday. O’Neill’s body was removed at 12:15 p.m. The homicide is Vancouver’s ninth of 2011. -Alfie Lau, Burnaby NOW, and Andrea Woo, The Vancouver Sun

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People think nothing of enjoying a cool ice cream cone or an ice-cold beverage, but ice wasn’t always so easy to come by. Burnaby resident and history buff Len Amiel has written a book about the history of the ice industry in the region: When the Ice Age Came to Vancouver: 1892 to 1990. His grandfather was one of the early pioneers connected to the ice, ice cream and fuel companies in the early days of Vancouver. “My grandfather was in the ice business. I started thinking, let’s take a look at this. I spent about 12 years writing about it,” he said. “There were things I never dreamed of. When you start working on this, you never know what the devil you are going to find.” Amiel did his research at various places, including the New Westminster Public Library. He worked for B.C. Tel for 35 years, before his retirement 26 years ago. “I was a historian in the Pioneers for years,” he noted. “I had access to the telephone library. I went through every phone book from 1895 to about 1990. I looked at each one and wrote down all the ice companies. It took me a while.” Those records helped him compile a record of all the ice and ice cream making companies and cold storage companies that made their own ice in the Vancouver area. “The first one came about 1892 by three gentlemen. It was the Texas Lake Ice Company,” he said. “There was an office in New Westminster. They built one on Front Street and one on Pender Street in Vancouver. In the early days, Amiel said ice used locally came from Texas Lake. Later, it was made locally. “In the beginning, it was cut at a lake near Hope and stored in sawdust,” he said. “They built a warehouse on Pender Street and one in New Westminster. The first plant that made the ice was in New Westminster on Front Street.” The Texas Lake Ice Company had a warehouse in New Westminster at 261 to 269 Front St. “An ice house was built at Texas Lake (near Hope, B.C.) to supply ice to Texas Lake Ice and Cold Storage Company,” stated the Memory B.C. website. “The company’s three horse-drawn rigs were the first suppliers of ice in Vancouver. By 1896 the company was taken over by Cleeve Canning and Cold Storage Company of Vancouver and New Westminster.” According to Amiel, more than 55 ice companies operated through Vancouver’s early history. “My grandfather Alf Amiel started working for one of the early ice companies – Almond,” he said of the Vancouverbased company. “That was about 1911. Then he went out on his own. He delivered ice and fuel.” Amiel–Almond Ice Co. supplied wood, ice and coal from its headquarters in Vancouver. When his grandfather’s company went bankrupt, Amiel said it went

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on to become the Morrow Ice and Fuel Co. “It became one of the largest ice companies around,” he said of a company’s whose motto was “Call to Morrow for your ice to-day.” Amiel, 82, used old telephone directories dating back to 1895 to help with his research. “As the years progressed and

Vancouver’s population grew more and more, ice and ice cream companies came into being, many lasted only a few years and others prospered,” he said. The New Westminster Environmental Almanac, which was written by the Douglas College Institute of Urban Ecology, noted that ice making and cold storage were a part of the Royal City’s industrial history.

“As with many things, changes take place over time, the use of coal, sawdust and wood was greatly reduced with the coming of natural gas which was so much cleaner and more convenient,” Amiel wrote in his book. “And of course the ice producing part of the companies were slowly fading way when the refrigerator Ice Page 27

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Nester and Joyce Slywka have volunteered at the Burnaby Blues and Roots Festival for 12 years. The pair say they keep coming back for the music and the people.

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“Very dedicated” was the phrase for a special couple who’ve consistently stepped up to the plate for every Burnaby Blues and Roots Festival, according to its volunteer coodinator Mona Lochan. For the past 12 years, Nester and Joyce Slywka have volunteered for every blues festival. For Joyce, it’s out of a passion for meeting people; for Nester, it’s about listening to blues. “I like the people. I get to talk to so many people,” Joyce told the Burnaby NOW, while sitting beside her husband. “And the

staff has been really good to us.” The now retired couple started their foray into the volunteering world when Nester was a marathon runner and Joyce would volunteer at the event. From continuing their involvement with the marathon and the City of Burnaby, the two got into the blues fest. They both find the event’s volunteering experience so agreeable they go back every year. “If it’s good we go back,” Nester added. For the past few years, the two have been on ticket duty at the gates. Volunteers Page 21

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By wheel: Lenard Stanga, Pangaea Arts’ producer, rides on his traditional, portable Japanese theatre, Kamishibi.

A little art at blues fest Stefania Seccia staff reporter

A captivating street theatre act will call Art’s Home its stage at the 12th annual Burnaby Blues and Roots Festival. Stories on Wheels is a storytelling production by a comic, using a vintage bicycle with an old wooden stage attached to its back, created by Pangaea Arts – A World Arts Theatre. “It’s neat,” said Heidi Specht, Pangaea’s

founder and artistic director. “It’s this beautiful stage with beautiful art.” The act is inspired by Kamishibi (paper theatre), a traditional Japanese travelling storytelling show. It fuses oral storytelling with narrative paintings. “It was very popular in Japan before television,” Specht said in a phone interview. “It features work by local artists and traditional paper cards all the way from Japan. Theatre Page 21

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Ben Rogers and The Black Oats are a 4piece Country/ Americana band the likes of Dylan and Neil Young with the cosmic clickclack of Gram Parsons. Rogers is a classic storyteller with a voice of smokedamaged velvet who was a street performer in Los Angeles until he was noticed by record producer Max Martin. He has shared the stage with the likes of Luke Doucet, Dustin Bentall, Josh Martinez, and Basketball and recently performed extensively throughout the UK. Ben Rogers and the Black Oats will be touring North American in the fall of 2011 in support of their forthcoming EP, Brigands.

Grammy award winner, k.d. lang is that rare performer who, over 25 years as a majorlabel artist, has matured before our very ears. The Western Canada native launched her career with a blend of country-rock stylings and a playfully punk-like attitude; she practically put the alternative in alt-country. lang has continued to both fine-tune and expand the parameters of her songwriting and her repertoire with multiple hit albums including Shadowland, Ingénue and Drag. With Hymns of the 49th Parallel, released in 2005, lang presented her most compelling set of material by other songwriters. lang’s interpretation of Leonard Cohen’s oft-covered “Hallelujah” is understatedly stunning; with good reason, it has become, along with her breathtaking cover of Roy Orbison’s “Crying,” an in-concert showstopper. Having collaborated with many of the industry’s biggest names such as Bonnie Raitt and Elton John, lang’s bestknown collaboration has been with veteran crooner Tony Bennett, who declared what so many fans have come to believe over the last two and a half decades: “She’s the best singer of her generation.”

Current Swell 2:45 - 3:25pm Garden Stage

Based in Victoria BC, Current Swell is in the foreground of the “new roots” music front pushing out of Canada’s west coast. The band has been receiving recognition from around the world as a mainstay in the “surf rock” community. Their sound continues to develop into a blues and roots feel, gaining even more popularity with their fans while sharing stages with bands such as Xavier Rudd, The Beautiful Girls, Bedouin Soundclash, the Beach Boys and many others.

The Secret Sisters 4:20 - 5pm Garden Stage

Laura and Lydia Rogers, a pair of barely twenty-something sisters from Alabama dare to cover the Sinatra untouchable “Something Stupid,” one minute, and deliver their own self-penned, soon-to-be signature anthem “Tennessee Me,” the next. Their stunning musical debut, recorded in Nashville in a mere two weeks in legendary Blackbird studios is a 10-song valentine – helmed by acclaimed producer Dave Cobb (Waylon Jennings, Jamey Johnson), that manages to evoke pop latitudes by tapping into the indiecool power of the Secret Sisters’ mesmerizing vocals. The unique, unfiltered Rogers’ sound deftly ambles between savant-like grace and ‘good ‘ol fashioned’ pop horse sense – defying both convention and the fake-itas-you-go M.O. of the contemporary, hyper-shuffled music industry.

New Brunswick’s Matt Andersen has a larger than life showmanship that has been earning him a fervent and steadfast audience wherever he graces the stage. Matt’s sprawling blues, roots and rock musical hybrid with his sorrowing and soulful voice and astonishing guitar-playing has sparked a phenomenal buzz on Canada’s East Coast. The grass roots word of mouth cannot be contained any longer. Along with a very busy touring schedule as a headliner at major festivals, clubs and theatres throughout North America and the UK, Matt has also shared the stage and toured with David “Honeyboy” Edwards, America, Randy Bachman, the late Bo Diddley, Little Feat and a host of others.

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Born in an English town near the industrial hub of Manchester, John Mayall grew up listening to his guitarist father’s extensive jazz record collection and felt drawn to the blues. Part of The British Blues Boom of the Late 60’s, Mayall turned professional under the name John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, where a succession of great musicians defined their artistic roots under his leadership, including Eric Clapton, Mick Fleetwood and Mick Taylor. Over the next 40 years Mayall continued to be further revered for his many jazz/rock/blues innovations, working with blues greats John Lee Hooker, T-Bone Walker, Sonny Boy, Buddy Guy, Mavis Staples, Albert Collins and many more. In October 2008 Mayall decided to disband and retire the long standing Bluesbreakers, which caused quite a stir in blues circles and led to rumors about total retirement. Instead, Mayall now enjoys the freedom of touring with a group of new musicians on a more limited basis. Mayall continues to strive to remain true to the timeless music that first inspired this skinny young British lad, living in the shadow of WWII, to teach himself the guitar, harmonica and piano so many years ago.

Ireland’s Imelda May, may be an unknown name to some, but to many she is already a superstar. She is unmistakable both in her music (a fusion of surf guitars, blues and rockabilly that wouldn’t be out of place in a David Lynch film) and her style, with a solitary curl and shock of blonde in her jet black hair. In Ireland, her debut album Love Tattoo, has gone Triple Platinum. She has shared a stage with Eric Clapton, Chuck Berry, David Gilmour, Sharon Shannon, Jeff Beck, Shane Macgowan, Kirsty McCall, Van Morrison, Lionel Richie, Wanda Jackson, Paul Brady and Meatloaf. In 2009, Imelda knocked Bruce Springsteen off No. 1 to become the first female Irish artist to top the Irish album charts since Mary Black nearly 20 years ago. She then went on to win Female Artist of the Year at the Irish Meteor Awards. Her latest album Mayhem sees Imelda continue to develop her uniquely modern fusion of classic musical genres. The record not only showcases her exceptional songwriting ability, but also displays some more disparate influences, the spirit of early PJ Harvey, or the heartbreakingly poignant Chrissie Hynde at her most reflective.

Luke Doucet and The White Falcon 6:10 - 6:55pm Garden Stage

Described as “a late-’70s ride to the grocery store in a big, gas-guzzling Lincoln Town Car,” Steel City Trawler, Luke Doucet’s fifth release on Six Shooter Records, has attracted four-star reviews and earned a spot on the Globe and Mail’s Best of 2010 list. Luke is known for The White Falcon, his band and signature unmistakable guitar. From Winnipeg to Nashville, Cleveland to Hamilton, geography is a constant theme in Luke’s songwriting. Luke is constantly on tour, overseas, across Europe and to South Africa, across Canada and the US, including tours with Blue Rodeo, James Blunt, Josh Rouse and the Cayamo Cruises with all manners of legendary artists. He regularly showcases at conferences from SXSW, the AMAs, NXNE, PopComm and CMW. As well, Luke has recently toured with Sarah McLachlan as her guitarist throughout the Lilith festival circuit. Luke’s impeccable instincts have also steered multiple projects by fellow Six Shooters, and he has produced records by NQ Arbuckle and Melissa McClelland, as well as Rose Cousins.

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Volunteers: Pair enjoy music, fun continued from page 15

“It’s nice to meet all those people,” Joyce said. “A lot of them are people we know.” For Nester, the noon to 6 p.m. shift goes by nicely since they implemented the new technology to simply scan the tickets for admittance, which also keeps track of how many people attend. “It’s a huge lineup,” he said with a chuckle. “But we don’t have to do the baggage check.” Joyce said she also enjoys the longer shift because four hours is too short, as you “just get going and then you have to leave already.” Since retirement, the couple has volunteered for more than 30 events – many of which they go back to every year. “Once we retired, and as we volunteered, we got to know people in different areas,” Nester explained. “We networked with other people. We got a lot of, ‘Oh, if you went here you should volunteer with us.’”

Their list of 30-plus events includes the Deer Lake Symphony event, the Subaru Triathlon Series and the 2010 Olympics. At the Olympics, “We were checking in all the volunteers,” Nester said. “Every volunteer that came had to go through us,” Joyce added. The husband and wife have travelled all over for their volunteering events, from Portland to Seattle to Penticton. The couple was also asked back to volunteer at the Pride Parade in Vancouver. “We did crowd control of three to four blocks,” Nester said of last year’s event. Joyce noted that every event provides a different experience too from the well organized, to the not so well organized. “The Police and Fire Games was just a beautiful event,” Nester added. “ But, every year, the blues and roots fest calls back for Nester and Joyce. “I’m a blues man,” Nester explained. “I play a little bit of guitar. Just a little bit. And when I do I play the blues.”

Theatre: Art on display at festival continued from page 17

This production features two artists who are Emily Carr University grads. One of the artists is Toni Zhang of Burnaby. Her website is Kamishibi heavily influenced the art of mangas as well, which are Japanese graphic novels. “I did research in Kyoto under a Kamishibi master and went to a manga

museum there,” Specht explained. “They have a whole room dedicated to Kamishibi for its contribution to manga.” Some stories are told with music, dramatic acting and interacting with the audience at large. “The performance lasts about 30 minutes,” Specht added. It’s a portable, flexible and simple performance

that interacts with the environment around it, from large theatres to classrooms, to impromptu street performances on the grass or sidewalk. IntheheightofKamishibi popularity, Japanese children would run to the performer, as they would now to an ice-cream truck. For more information visit www.pangaea-arts. com.

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DEER LAKE AVE. ROAD CLOSURE Eastbound traffic: 12–11pm

Deer Lake Ave. will be CLOSED to eastbound traffic except buses, residents and vehicles displaying handicapped (SPARC) permits.

Westbound traffic: 12 - 9:30pm Traffic will be permitted westbound on Deer Lake Ave. between Canada Way and Deer Lake Parkway.

9:30-11pm Deer Lake Ave. will be CLOSED to westbound traffic except for those vehicles accessing the pick-up zone across from the surface parking lot of the Shadbolt Centre. There will also be an interruption of bus service during this window and riders will have to proceed to bus stops on Canada Way or the City Hall bus loop. Please refer to Trip Planner at for exact location of bus stops.


IMPORTANT: THERE IS NO PUBLIC PARKING AVAILABLE IN THE CULTURAL PRECINCT. Festival-goers are encouraged to use alternative modes of transportation such as public transportation, taxis, carpools, bicycles (bike racks on site) or ride the FREE Lynch Bus Lines shuttle from BCIT (Pay parking in effect at BCIT-see below). Should you choose to drive your vehicle to Deer Lake Park, be sure to read and regard all street signage or you could be subject to fines and vehicle towing. THERE IS LIMITED PARKING IN ADJACENT NEIGHBOURHOOD. PLEASE BE RESPECTFUL OF RESIDENTS.

Drop-off/Pick-up Zone: A pick-up and drop-off zone will be located on the north side of Deer Lake Ave directly across from the surface parking lot at the Shadbolt Centre. Vehicles dropping off and picking up festival patrons will have to access the zone from the west.

Handicapped permit parking: For vehicles displaying the blue SPARC permit, parking will be available in the surface parking lot off Deer Lake Ave. at the Shadbolt Centre. Vehicles must access this area from the west end of Deer Lake Ave. at Canada Way.

purchasing tickets at the Box Office (subject to availability) and those picking up tickets at Will Call. The West Gate is located on the northwest side of the Shadbolt Centre and is restricted to ticket holders. Pedestrians may access the West Gate via the Burnaby Art Gallery (up the hill to the west of Shadbolt Centre for the Arts).



Questions: If there are any additional questions that aren’t covered in this list please email:


Tickets purchased online or by phone can be picked up in advance at the Shadbolt Centre Box Office. You must produce the credit card used to purchase the ticket(s) and photo ID. If you don’t have a chance to pick up your tickets in advance they will be located at the Will Call at the Main Gate. On festival day, the Box Office and Will Call will be open from 11:30 am – 9:00 pm .


Parking for motorcycles may be available in the surface lot at the Shadbolt Centre. Please access westbound from Deer Lake Ave. and Canada Way.

Chairs are permitted. In consideration of fellow patrons, legless chairs or those with low backs and short legs are preferred and very much appreciated. Deer Lake Park is a general admission lawn seating environment and there are no reserved seats. Please be aware that many people in our audience enjoy dancing.



Motorcycle parking:

A free shuttle service operated by Lynch Bus Lines will be offered between BCIT Impark Student Parking lots N (Purple) and O (Brown) and the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts North Lot. Please be advised that the cost to park your vehicle at the BCIT Lots is $4.50 for the day and your vehicle MUST display a ticket. (BCIT Impark Lots are situated near the intersection of Deer Lake Parkway and Willingdon Ave. - please refer to the map link below). The first shuttle will leave BCIT at 12:00pm and the last returning shuttle will leave the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts North Lot at approx. 11:00pm. NOTE: There is limited space on the bus for large items such as coolers or strollers. For BCIT Campus map showing the designated Student Parking Lots please refer to:


See above for Deer Lake Ave. interruption of bus service at approximately 9:30pm festival day. We strongly advise that you research the Translink site ( in advance and refer to the Trip Planning tool so that you will know exactly what your options are for your bus trip to and from the Deer Lake Park venue.


Bicycles will not be permitted inside the site but bike racks will be available close to the Main Gate and the West Gate on a first come, first served basis. Owners must provide their own locks and leave bicycles at their own risk.

If you have a physical disability or are mobility challenged, a small special needs seating area will be available on site – please contact the Shadbolt Centre Box Office at 604-205-3000 and they will make arrangements for you to access this area. A wheelchair access portable washroom will be situated close by.


There will be a variety of food and beverage options available for purchase. You may also bring your own food and non-alcoholic beverage. (See Gate Guidelines). Please be advised that the festival site is licensed for alcohol consumption and anyone purchasing or consuming alcohol must be 19 years of age or older and will require a DAV (drinking age verification) wristband. These wristbands will be available at the identification tent by the alcohol service area on site. Two pieces of identification will be required to obtain this wristband; one primary government issued piece of I.D. (driver’s license, passport) must include a photo. NOTE: No cans will be permitted into the festival site. WATER: Blue banners will mark the location of drinking water troughs. The Metro Vancouver Water Wagon will also be situated on site. Bring your own empty plastic water bottle to refill. Only COMMERCIALLY sealed plastic bottles of non alcoholic beverages will be permitted. WASHROOMS: Only portable washrooms will be available and their general location will be marked with orange banners. The Shadbolt Centre will be CLOSED on festival day.


ATMs will be located on Spirit Square (south side of Shadbolt building)


One pay phone located at the Main Gate.


A children’s arts activity zone led by Shadbolt Centre art instructors will be open from 3:30 pm to 7:30pm. Children must be supervised by parent/guardian at all times. Thank you for keeping this area an alcohol and smoke free zone.


In consideration of your fellow festival goers, it would be greatly appreciated if smoking is restricted to the designated smoking area on west side of the site. IN THE EVENT OF A REGIONAL SMOKING BAN, SIGNAGE WILL BE PLACED AT THE GATES AND ON THE WEBSITE.


This is an outdoor venue - please be prepared for the weather as the festival will take place rain or shine. Hats, sunglasses and sunscreen are advised. You can check on forecasts at Environment Canada -


Thank you to the friends of the festival: Encores Cafe Cactus Club - Kingsway Capilano Suspension Bridge Gourmet Baker H.R. Macmillan Space Center Hilton Vancouver Metrotown Maplewood Farm McDonalds Restaurants Museum of Anthropology Que Pasa Foods Save on Foods- Metrotown Vancouver Maritime Museum


Main Gate – open 1:00-9:00pm West Gate – open 1:00-6:00pm. After 6pm, patrons will proceed east to the Main Gate. There will be two gates to the festival, both feeding from Deer Lake Ave. The Main Gate is located on the northeast side of the Shadbolt Centre. This gate will be open to patrons holding tickets, those

Thank you to all our wonderful Blues + Roots Festival volunteers who enhance this day with their hard work, energy and enthusiasm.

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MISCELLANEOUS: Main Gate Entrance/Exit and Box Office/Will-Call West Gate Entrance/Exit and Ticketholders only (closes @ 6pm)

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The site features the GARDEN STAGE on the west side, and the LAKE STAGE at the south end of the site

Doors: 1:00pm

Garden Stage 2:00 - 2:30pm:

Ben Rogers and The Black Oats 2:45 - 3:25pm:

Current Swell 4:20 - 5:00pm:

The Secret Sisters 6:10 - 6:55pm:

Luke Doucet and The White Falcon

Lake Stage 3:35 - 4:15pm:

Matt Andersen 5:05 - 6:05pm:

Imelda May 7:10 - 8:25pm:

John Mayall 8:45 - 10:00pm:

k.d. lang and the Siss Boom Bang All information was accurate at the time of printing and is subject to change without notice

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Spice is nice: Harminder, Gurdip and Pritpal Bhachu show off, from left,

the Katchumber salad, naan bread, palak paneer, chili chicken and pulao rice (foreground) that is on offer at Agra Tandoori on Canada Way.

A family food affair at Agra Tandoori THE DISH


Alfie Lau

sk Gurdip Bhachu the best thing about running Agra Tandoori Restaurant at 110 - 3790 Canada Way, and it literally takes no time for him to answer. “I love working with my family,” he said. “This is a family business, and we work together well.” Look in the kitchen and wife Palwinder is hard at work putting together a multitude of unique North Indian dishes together. Youngest daughter Harminder, a recent high school graduate, is working the front room as a hostess. Middle son Inderpal is out delivering food while on break from his studies in import/export business management at BCIT, and older daughter Pritpal is just about to start work for the evening shift. Gurdip has run Agra for the past eight years and has more than a decade of Indian restaurant experience. He said the business wouldn’t work without all the family’s contributions. “There’s a lot of hard work in restaurants,” he said. “Long hours, but we

work together well.” While Gurdip will take some spells cooking, he said the kitchen magic comes courtesy of Palwinder. “She’s 20 times better than me,” he said. “The food has to be the number-1 thing. You have to maintain consistently good food, and you can never say this is good enough. You always have to try and be better.” Gurdip said the business has slowly grown over the years, mainly through good word-ofmouth. I’m enjoying my conversation with Gurdip when the food starts arriving. We start with the naan – a steal at $1.50 and only 10 cents more if you want butter spread on top. The naan is baked vertically in Agra’s clay oven, and it’s so crispy that I almost feel guilty when I dip it in the chili chicken sauce that is part of our second dish. The chili chicken ($11.25) came with chicken nuggets that include onions, green peppers, tomatoes and just enough spiciness to give it a kick. Even better was the fact the sauce didn’t overwhelm the chicken. “We don’t try to do things too spicy because we can always add spiciness if people want it hotter,” said Gurdip. I was also thankful for less sauce because it’s my

firm belief that restaurants hide mediocre cooking in a river of sauce. The deep red chili chicken contrasted nicely with the dark green palak paneer ($9.95) vegetarian dish that came out next. The spinach was lightly cooked with onions, ginger and garlic, but what made the dish was the cubed cheese that offered flavour in every bite. Between bites of my mains, I also had a chance to sample the katchumber salad ($3.95), which was better than your regular garden variety salad with the simple addition of cilantro, and the pulao rice ($3.75), which featured basmati rice cooked with onions, green peas and spices. The portions are more than generous and the delivery/pick-up side of the business accounts for almost half of total sales. The concept of family pervades everything the Bhachus do at Agra. “We don’t open on Sunday because that’s our family day,” said Gurdip. Agra Tandoori, located at 110 - 3790 Canada Way, is open for lunch from 11:30 a.m. on weekdays and from 12:30 p.m. on Saturday. It’s open for dinner until 10 p.m., with take-out available until 9:30 p.m. and delivery from 5 to 9 p.m. For more info, call 604-430-1629 or go to their website at

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started to be mass produced after World War 2.” New Westminster historian Archie Miller said ice was brought down to the Lower Mainland by rail companies. “They used to go up there in the winter, gather the ice, bring it down here,” he said. “They would store it there as well.” Miller said the companies would dig giant holes in which they stored the ice. Insulated by materials such as straw and hay, the ice would remain frozen for a considerable time and last through much of the hot season. Miller said ice companies would have been drawn to areas such as New Westminster, Ladner and Steveston because of their proximity to the fisheries. “They had to find a way to hold fish products,” he noted. “You will get them for that. Otherwise they have to get the fish out fresh or smoke it or salt it.” Although refrigerators were invented in the late 1800s, Miller said they were slower to arrive in this part of North America. Growing up in New Westminster, Miller recalled ice being delivered into the late 1940s and early 1950s. “As a kid, this guy would chip. There would be little shards of ice,” he said. “You’d try to get a hold of them.” Miller also recalls reading historical accounts that told of companies coming to town and selling shaved ice topped with a cordial, creating something akin to today’s Slurpee. He said the visits from these sellers of shaved ice were such a community highlight that they made newspapers of the time. Eventually, people had


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30 Border wins in Europe 31 Field coach steps down

SECTION COORDINATOR Tom Berridge, 604-444-3022 •

Lakers denied a playoff spot a team and we come out as a team.” The Lakers were backThe Burnaby Lakers did stopped by rookie keeper everything in their power Dan Lewis, who played to earn a Western Lacrosse lights out for a second conAssociation playoff spot. secutive night, stopping However, teams with little more than 100 shots in his at stake were not as acco- last two games of the seamodating. son. Last weekend, Burnaby “I’ve played against picked up three of a pos- (Lewis) ever since I was sible four points in its final six years old,” said Jones, two games of the season. a former Port Coquitlam The Lakers started with minor product. “He has a well deserved 11-11 draw proven himself as a starton Thursday at Queen’s er. … I can’t say enought Park against the New about him. He’s a great guy WestminsterSalmonbellies, and a great team guy.” which clinched first place Lewis finished third in the WLA with the point. overall this season with The following night, a 0.824 save percentage, Burnaby outlasted the while logging the most Maple Ridge minutes of any Burrards 12goalie in the “Our goal was 11 at the Bill league. Copeland just getting in the Lewis made Sports Centre. playoffs. … We two highlight With the reel saves in added points, were playing bet- each of his last the Lakers ter in the last few two outings. earned the At home, with weeks.” series advanMaple Ridge tage against mounting a late SCOTT JONES both Maple second-period Rookie Laker righthander Ridge and rally, Lewis Nanaimo, the made an unbetwo teams it was in a bat- lievable save with his right tle with for the fourth and glove off a point-blank shot final playoff spot. from the top of the crease. But New Westminster In New West, Lewis did the Lakers no favours stole a sure goal from a on the final night of the cutting Sean Robinson with WLA, dressing four call- his stick, netting the ball at ups and a total of seven the upper far post with a first-year players in what quick reaction save late in resulted in a 12-7 victory for the final frame. Maple Ridge on Sunday. New Westminster evenThe Burrards stole the tually tied the contest with final playoff spot from three straight goals with Burnaby by virtue of one the goalie on the bench for more win in the regular a sixth attacker. season. Burnaby’s Matt Quinton Other playoff-bound scored in overtime to secure teams appeared to also be the all-important single going through the motions point for Burnaby. in their final regular season Former Burnaby junior matchups. and New Westminster first Coquitlam, eliminated star Ilija Gajic had kudos from the playoffs earlier in for the Burnaby club folthe week, defeated third- lowing the game. place Langley 12-8 on “I’m not surprised Saturday, while runner-up at all (on the outcome),” Victoria allowed Nanaimo Gajic said. “They’re missto have its way in a final ing a couple of defenders. 13-3 win, also Saturday. I have a lot of respect for “Our goal was just get- (Burnaby). They worked ting in the playoffs. We had hard from the first minthree first-round draft picks ute and their goaltender in the first round. We were played fabulous.” playing better in the last few weeks,” said 6-5 righthander Scott Jones, who The Salmonbellies open had four goals, including the game-winner in a first- their best-of-seven semistar performance against final series against Maple the Burrards on Friday. WLA Page 31 “It’s all team. We go in as

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P1 passer: Burnaby Barracuda’s Wilson Chieng, with ball, will be hoping to lead the club’s under-12 water polo team to the B.C. summer swim provincial championships in Richmond Aug. 15 to 17.

B.C. Bears upset defending champs in senior rugby league opener Tom Berridge sports editor

The B.C. Bears came up sixes in the Canadian Rugby Championship opener thanks in part to six represenatitives from the Burnaby Lake Rugby Club. Joe Dolesau and Esava Nakulanisa both scored tries for the Bears in B.C.’s 43-19 victory at Klahanie Park on Saturday over the defending champion, The Rock from Newfoundland-Labrador. Three quick scores in the first half of play did the bulk of the damage, forcing the Atlantic club to play from behind. “(B.C.’s) backs were outstanding tonight,” said former national team and The Rock head coach Pat Parfrey in a B.C. Rugby Union press release. “Their back line had three quick tries under the posts. We tried to fight back, but it was an uphill struggle from there.” National team backs Conor Trainor and fly half Nathan Hirayama opened the scoring for B.C., but Newfoundland kept it close with a second penalty goal. Dolesau sparked a 17-point run for the home side, scoring from his

inside centre position to give the Bears the lead for good. Hiriyama scored shortly after, adding both conversions and a threepoint penalty to put B.C. up 24-6. After the interval, the forward pack of the Bears continued to match the heavier Rock front eight, allowing B.C.’s speedier back line to run in two more tries. “Defensively, I think our forwards won the game for us inside,” said B.C. scrum half Eric Wilson. “They set up some great ball for the backs and we have some great runners that we put into space.” Trainor tallied his second fivepointer of the match, while wing forward Josh Clarke sprinted half the length of the pitch to score B.C.’s fifth try of the game. Winger Nakulanisa scored the final try for the Bears on a late break in the back line. The win was the first in two seasons for the B.C. Bears, which also included Burnaby Lake’s Nathan Mantle, Scott McKay, Anthony Luca and Aaron Goddard. The Bears were 0-4 in last season’s championships, including a 34-12 loss to the The Rock at Klahanie in West Vancouver.

“I have said going into this year that we were going to be a performance-based team, and that was a great performance from out players,” said first-year B.C. head coach Kris De Scossa. “We are still the underdogs but we can take a lot away from that result.” The Bears hoped to carry that momentum into Tuesday’s matchup with the Ontario Blues (played after NOW deadlines).

Lighthouse 7s on Sat.

Burnaby Lake will be hosting its annual Lighthouse rugby 7s tournament this Saturday at Burnaby Lake Sports Complex-East. Burnaby Lake elite men’s and women’s teams currently both lead their respective divisional B.C. Sevens Series standings. The BLRC women knocked off Capilano 22-12 in last week’s championship sevens final in Abbotsford. It was the fourth consecutive sevens win for the Burnaby women. The Burnaby Lake men were awarded the plate final and now lead the B.C. sevens standings by 14 points over James Bay Athletic Association.

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B.C. teams settle for silver at Canadian girls’ national final

Hastings lost the B.C. Little League baseball championship 6-2 to Langley on July 31.

Tom Berridge B.C. played the bridesmaid again at the Canadian bantam and midget girls’ lacrosse championships last week. The bantam girls lost for a second time in three games against the defending champions from Ontario, falling 4-3 in the gold-medal final at Queen’s Park Arena on Thursday. B.C.’s midget girls lost the national final 3-1, also to Team Ontario on Thursday. “When I reflect back on the game, I see we outshot them, we scored first and for the most part, outplayed them, and we had more than our fair chance of finishing most of them,” said B.C. bantam head coach Duncan Shanks. But Ontario’s Alexis Kinmond had other ideas, potting a natural hat trick for the winners between the first and third periods. Kaitlin Tse of Ontario scored the game-winning goal midway through the final period. Jolene Robinson of Burnaby scored her teamleading fifth goal of the tournament from Burnaby’s Amie Morrison and Megan Kinna in an attempted comeback. Morrison also scored in the first period to give B.C. a 2-1 lead after the opening 20 minutes. B.C. defeated Ontario on the first day of the five-day competition. Robinson tallied a late insurance goal in the game. Robinson shared the Team B.C. scoring with Squwey Gottfriedsen and captain Harlowe Steele, all


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Check it out: New Westminster’s Kristen Hackett lays the lumber on an Alberta shooter during bantam round-robin play at Queen’s Park Arena last week.

with five goals and nine points. In the second of two preliminary matchups, Xenia Dumont of Burnaby counted a late counter for B.C. to finish 12th in overall scoring with six points, including four goals. Morrison was right behind with five points. The provincial midget girls were less fortunate, taking a perfect 6-0 record all the way to the final game before falling to Ontario in the gold-medal final. “(Ontario) changed. They went zone defence. Our girls had to shoot from outside. We hit a few posts, but I’m very proud of our girls. They ran the tournament, but just came out

shy,” said B.C. head coach Dan Stroup. New Westminster’s Jenna Chernoff registered her eighth point of the nationals, setting up Kaity Vanderkoy for B.C.’s only goal of the final. B.C. opened up with a 5-4 win over Ontario on opening day July 24. New Westminster’s Shaya Sandhu and Lauren Stewart, with a shorthanded tally, chipped in with B.C.’s scoring. On Monday, the host midgets came away with a 4-2 win over Ontario. Tristan Ranford of New West had a two-point night for B.C., while Chernoff got the game-winner midway through the final frame.

Alberta beat Team Atlantic in both the bantam and midget girls’ bronzemedal matches. Mary McQueen led a seven-player New Westminster contingent with five goals and eight assists. Sandhu was eighth overall with 12 points, including four goals, while Rianne Wilkinson chipped in with 11 points. The difference in the final game was the play of Ontario goalie Melissa Harris, who stopped 25 shots for the win. “Our pick-and-roll game wouldn’t work today, … but our girls didn’t quit. I’ve very proud of them,” Stroup added.

BCIT boarder wins in Europe Burnaby’s Patrick Switzer won his second open downhill World Cup skateboarding race at the Insul Cup in Germany on Saturday. The BCIT-sponsored downhill racer defeated Stefan Rufli of Switzerland and Germany’s Boris Shinke in the final at Insul.

A week earlier, Switzer took first place overall at the challenge downhill final at Kozakov, Czech Republic, beating out runner-up Australian Jackson Shapiera and German Jakob Raab. With the back-to-back wins, Switzer moved up to 10th place in overall World Cup points standings.


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Burnaby field co-coach steps down Simon Fraser University men’s lacrosse co-head coach Jeff Cathrea announced his resignation on July 31. After seven seasons at SFU and with the Burnaby Mountain Selects program, Cathrea made the decision in order to pursue a Master’s degree in physical therapy. Together with fellow co-head coach Brent Hoskins of Burnaby, Cathrea holds the single season school records with 16 wins and 76 career victories. The two were also honoured as Pacific Northwest Collegiate Lacrosse League Division I coaches of the year on three occasions from 2008 to 2010. Cathrea helped SFU garner a 76-32 won/loss record since being named co-head coach back in 2005. Over that period, Cathrea led

the Clan to back-to-back conference championships in 2008 and 2009, and appearances in three Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association national championships, including a trip to the semifinals in 2010. Cathrea began as a player at SFU in 1997, where he became a four-year starting captain at attack. He collected an all-time fourthbest 210 career points, including 159 goals in just 48 games for the Clan. His goal total is fifth-best all-time. Cathrea is also one of SFU’s most decorated lacrosse athletes. He was named a U.S. Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association East/West allstar in 1998 and a first team AllAmerican in 2000, as well as a threetime first team conference all-star. In 1999, Cathrea also won the conference scoring title to the USILA

all-tournament first team en route to becoming the national tournament offensive MVP. Hoskins will assume the head coaching duties at SFU for the 2011/2012 season.

Top 20 MLL rookies

Kevin Crowley and Jordan McBride both made Inside Lacrosse Magazine’s top 20 list of rookies in Major League Lacrosse this season. Crowley, the No. 1 player taken in the collegiate entry draft by Hamilton, was pegged at No. 7. McBride was listed at No. 16. Both Crowley and McBride rewrote the record books while at Stony Brook University. The twin righthanders also play box with the three-time defending Mann Cup finalist New Westminster Salmonbellies.

Pair share flag gold St. Thomas More Collegiate students Jalen Jana and Shane Noel shared a gold medal with the Coquitlam Falcons at the recent Canadian national flag football championships in Halifax. The B.C. repesentatives defeated Team Alberta

48-12 in the championship under-16 boys’ final at Dalhousie University on July 25. B.C. narrowly missed a second medal at the championships, finishing in fourth place in the u18 final, following a 27-20 decision to Manitoba in the bronze medal game.

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

ARBOUR GREENE 552 Dansey Ave, Coq

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

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


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

office: 604- 939-2136 cell: 604- 805-9490 AMBER ROCHESTOR 545 Rochester Ave, Coq

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



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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

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



NEW WEST. Reno’d 1 BR suite, new applis, flooring & fixtures. Rent is from $795. 604-724-8353 POCO DWNTWN, almost new 2 BR Condo, 2 f/bths, 6 appls, f/p, u/g prkg, nr all amens, N/s, N/p, $1220/mo. Call 604-942-8649 PT MOODY New Port Village Lrg 2 BR, f/p, 7 appls, sec’d prkg, rec fac. Sept 1. $1450. 604-469-6990

VILLA MARGARETA 320-9th St, New West

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





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 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


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

Call 604-518-5040 New Westminster

909 - 12th Street

Bright 2 BR ste. New carpets & paint. Fridge, stove and W/D in building. $850. N/P, N/S. Lease and excellent references a must.

Al Dodimead ACD Realty (604) 521-0311 view this & other properties @



Queens Avenue 136 10th St, New West

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

Call Shirley 604-861-8667


Houses - Rent

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

BBY, N. 3 BR, 1.5 baths, $1500/mo, cls to school, bus, skytrain, Nr Brentwood Mall, Now. 604-298-7781 or 778-855-8871


COQ, Como Lake. 4 BR, split level, 2.5 baths. 4 appl, sundeck, f/yard. Nr bus & schools. Ns/np. $1750/mo. Immed. 604-552-5893

Excellent, 2 BR ground floor Condo, close to Newport Village, 5 appls, Sept 1, N/S, $1050. Will be available long term. Lease and excellent references a must.

Al Dodimead ACD Realty (604) 521-0311 view this & other properties @

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


Coq./Poco/ Port Moody

POCO Nr Coq Ctr. Own BR, $425 & BR & bath $450. Incls utils, W/D. Refs req’d. 604-475-0262


Suites/Partial Houses

2 BR main flr, sep ent, M/Ridge, 227th, $850/mo, incls all utils, no lndry, N/s, N/p. 604-467-6756 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 BBY. Very clean 1 BR suite. F/p, kitchen, full bath & utils. NS/NP. $800/mo. Immed. 604-420-1077 POCO N. Lrg 1 BR bsmt, lrg kitchen, open concept, w/d, alrm, patio, Nr transit. Immed. $775 incl utls. NS/NP. 604-561-3320 PT COQ 2 BR, 5 Appls, $800 + utls. Near amens. Avail now. Nr Coast Mer/Prairie. 604-218-7660 New Westminster


Brand new ground level 1 BR + den ste in Queensborough. 5 appls. Huge park like back yard. Owners live up. $850 incls utils. Lease and perfect references a must.

Al Dodimead ACD Realty (604) 521-0311


Townhouses Rent

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

RIVERS INLET COQ. 1 BR, g/lvl, full bath, priv w/d. Ns/np. $800/mo incl hydro. Near bus. Immed. 604-761-9235

Bayside Property Services Ltd.

Port Moody

Shared Accommodation

view this & other properties @


(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



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

Call 604-942-2012

6615 POCO, Mary Hill. 3 BR upper flr. 1½ baths. Priv w/d, d/w. Ns/np. $1500/mo incl hydro. Near bus & schools. Aug 15. 604-779-6893.

Wanted To Rent

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

New Westminster


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• Use this space for reference …as you browse the classifieds

COTTONWOOD PLAZA 555 Cottonwood Ave, Coq

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

office: 604- 936-1225


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


JUNIPER COURT 415 Westview St, Coq

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

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

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

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

604 420-5636

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.


Absolutely spotless home in Queensborough. 3-4 bedrooms on two levels, 1.5 baths and huge park like back yard. $1150. N/S, N/P. Lease and perfect references a must. Al Dodimead, ACD Realty 604 521-0311 view this & other properties @


Miscellaneous Rentals


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




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Shared Accommodation


South Burnaby

BBY SOUTH To share 2 BR hse, nr transit, $595 incls utils, Refs. Avail Now. ns/np. 604-433-3113

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

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* RENOS * Bsmt refinish * Drywall * Bath Tiles * Windows * Doors * Stairs. Call Norm 604-437-1470 RENO’S, CARPENTRY, Drywall. 30 years experience. Phone David • 604-825-4072



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


Professional & Friendly Residential & Commercial. Cleaning Schedule: Weekly, Bi-Weekly, Monthly, Move-in/Out, Occasional, 1 time. Free Estimates. Call Ally • 604-362-3007 TWO LITTLE LADIES WITH BIG MOPS. Your one stop cleaning shop!!... Call 778-395-6671


Flooring/ Refinishing

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



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



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


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

Moving & Storage


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

• 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

DOUBLE - 0 LANDSCAPING Bobcat (small jobs), lawn care & power raking. Call 778-885-2984


Lawn & Garden

AMI MOVING ★ 3-5 ton cube. Starting at $39/hour. Local & long distances. 24/7 ★ 604-617-8620 Moving, Storage, Free EST 604-628-7136. Visa, OK

Power Washing

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


Renovations & Home Improvement

HANDYMAN; Reasonable rates. You name it - we DO it! Call Peder • 604-339-2419


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


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

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





*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.

LICENSED ELECTRICIAN res/ comm, small jobs ok. Free Est, Reas. Lic106797. 604-773-5190 ABACUS Lic Elect Contr 97222. 40 years exp. 1 stop! Reas. rates! BBB. 778-988-9493

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

Fully Insured 20 years experience Call 604Free Estimates GARDENING SERVICE

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


Moving & Storage


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


INTERIOR & EXTERIOR Book by Sept. 15 & Save 15%

Seniors 10% Disc • 28 Yrs Exp. • BBB Member WCB • 5 Year Guarantee • Free Est. Refs.

604-432-1857 or 604-773-7811


Paving/Seal Coating

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


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

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

1 to 3 Men

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


We accept Visa, Mastercard & Interac

FREE ESTIMATES Seniors Discount




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


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

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

A-1 TRI CRAFT TREE SERVICES (EST. 1986) Treeworks 15 yrs exp. Tree/ Stump Removal, Prun’in & Trim’in & View Work 291-7778, 787-5915

Spring Su Spec*ial mmerSpecial WE WE PAY PAY THE THEHST! 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

604-984-9004 604-984-6560 A #1 Roofing Company in BC





Tried & True Since 1902

Call for a free estimate:


Tree Services

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


Window Cleaning

BOB’S WINDOW Gets that Clean, Clear Shine No Drops, No Drips, No Streaks Right into the corners! Serving you for over 20 yrs. Also do Gutters 604 588-6938 FALK’S WINDOW CLEANING Gutter Cleaning & Power Washing. Call Jim Falk 778-389-1787


Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks


Sports & Imports

2008 TOYOTA Corolla, 5 spd, 31,000 kms, $10,500. 604-787-2048, 987-3308

1994 CADILLAC El Dorado in mint condition. Only 86,000 KM, no accidents, black on black, leather interior, FWD, auto trans, power everything incl. sunroof, air cond. and heated seats. One original owner with all service records available. Asking $7,000 OBO. Call Rose at 604-904-6772.

1997 CHEVROLET Silverado 1500 pick-up. Great condition, 91,000 KM, no accidents, white exterior, single cab, 2-wheel/ RWD, auto trans, air, power windows and locks; CB radio hook-up, new brakes, water pump, battery and transmission. Asking $7,000 OBO. Call Rose at 604-904-6772.

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

All types of Roofing Over 35 Years in Business Call now for Free Estimates SALES@ PATTARGROUP.COM



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

2003/2004 FORD E450 in great condition. Custom fitted features incl., $5K power lift tailgate, two skylights, metal-checker waterproof interior cab, tons of storage, full battery bank/inverter, water tank, heater and pump; industrial size stainless steel sink, propane flat top stove, convectional microwave, space & hook-ups for full fridge/stove/ freezer; air cond., auto trans, V10 gas engine, new tires & brakes, no accidents, only 30,000 KM. Asking only $29,000 OBO. Call Rose at 604-904-6772.



14 ALUMINUM DURABOAT, 25hp evinrude motor, fishing rods, incls trailer, $4995. 604-519-0075

SAIL Boat San Juan 21 Fully race equipped. All sails included. Swing keel,kick up rudder, with heavy duty galvanized trailer included. Well cared for with all clear Canadian titles. $5,999 email:



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Scrap Car Removal

A Vancouver Leak Specialist Repairs & Leaks start from $150 Licensed & WCB. 604-779-4339 A Eastwest Roofing & Siding Re-roofing, Gutter, Free Est, BBB Member, 10% disc, Seniors Disc, 604-812-9721, 604-783-6437

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

604 628 9044

Alive & still roofing after 50 years!! RCABC Certified Roofers. BILL the Roofer • 604-522-8516

2009 INFINITY FX35. Gray SUV. 32,000 km. Mint cond. Moving must sell! $38,168. 604-339-1859 #1 FREE Scrap Vehicle Removal Ask about $500 Credit!!! $$ PAID for Some 604.683.2200

At Save on Roofing - specialize reroof/repair★ Fully Ins. WCB. 24/7, Free est. 778-892-1266

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

THE SCRAPPER SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL Roofing Experts 778-230-5717 Repairs/Re-Roof/New Roofs. All work Gtd. Free Est. Call Frank


Rubbish Removal

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

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

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


Sports & Imports

1990 VW Conv . 4cyl, 5 spd, air cared till 07/12, 247K, great cond. $1900 obo, 604-794-3503 1996 TOYOTA Tercel, 2 dr, auto, silver, air cared, good cond. $2900, 604-805-5187 or 924-623


604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 2H



Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

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

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

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


’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

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

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

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


Tree Services


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


Licenced & Insured Local & Long Distance

Artistry of Hardwood Floors


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



Interior & Exterior ★ UNBEATABLE PRICES ★ Free Est. / Written Guarantee


Stucco/Siding/ Exterior

MATCO DESIGN - Renovations

Quality Work You Can Trust!

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


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

“We Keep you Dry”




ABBA MOVERS bsmt clean 1-4 ton Lic, ins’d from $35/hr, 2 men $45 hr honest 26 yrs est 506-7576. ALWAYS CAREFUL MOVER Local & Long Distance (604) 861-8885

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



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

2003 BMW 320i 124,000kms. Leather interior, great condition, $10,500 negotiable. call 778-882-5076 or

2005 BMW 325I Sedan beautiful & locally owned. BCAA inspected & Carproof reports. $13,980 Auto Fleet 604-304-7653 stk12206.

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

1998 FOURWINDS CHATEAU, CLASS C MOTORHOME, 31 FOOT, E SUPERDUTY TRITON V10 46,873 kms Original owners, non smokers, no pets. All the standard features. Ready to go with Brand New Tires, Brakes, Engine Serviced. $27,499 (604) 817-9273 2004 PLEASURE- WAY PLATEAU 2.7L Mercedes Benz Turbo. 62,937k’s, Immaculate cond with exl mileage. Aircared. Features A/c, gen set 2.7 kw, awning, 17' lcd flatscreen TV, crowave oven, air compressor, alum whls, block heater oil pan heater, dash cd, dvd player hitch & wiring, 3 way dometic 3 cu ft fridge, 2 burner stove, furnace, 6 gal, auto ignite water heater, fantastic fan, water heater bypass, power door locks, power mirrors & windows, cruise control, dual airbags, anti lock brakes, shower, toilet, medicine cabinet, leather seating surfaces, ride rite air helper, springs, auxiliary battery disconnect, memory foam cushions, remote keyless entry, auto trans, diesel, spare tire. 21’ 11', slps 2, $64,900. Ph 1-604-220-5005


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