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SFU prof questions AG office Political scientist questions creation of new position to oversee municipal finances Janaya Fuller-Evans staff reporter

The province is moving ahead with plans to create an auditor general of local government office to provide financial oversight of municipalities. The B.C. government tabled legislation for the new position last Thursday. The office of the auditor would be based in Surrey, Premier Christy Clark announced last week. The position is “not a bad thing,” according to Simon Fraser University political scientist Patrick Smith. “Which is not the same thing as to say it’s what should be happening,” he added. There are many other issues with municipal accountability that the province should address first, Smith pointed out. “I wouldn’t think if you were trying to fix things that needed fixing at the municipal level, that the auditor general would be the first thing that needed fixing,” Smith said. After the 2008 municipal elections, a number of controversies arose around election spending, he said, at which time then-premier Gordon Campbell set up the Local Government Elections Task Force. Recommendations from the task force were released last spring, including putting spending limits on Auditor Page 4

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Noise is ‘anti-us’ Metrotown construction noise keeps nightworker awake Janaya Fuller-Evans staff reporter

Burnaby trucker Brian Martyn hasn’t had a decent day’s sleep since last spring. That’s when construction on the Chancellor Tower at Bennett Street and Nelson Avenue began. Martyn lives across from the construction site in an older, three-storey apartment building, which is not well insulated, he said. “It is a persistent thing,” he said of the noise, adding he spent $300 to board up his windows with insulation and sleeps with ear plugs in, but it doesn’t block all of the noise. He isn’t anti-construction, he stressed, but feels the city’s noise bylaws are not considerate of night workers and aren’t enforced sufficiently. “It’s anti-us,” he said. “The city seems to completely dismiss us.” Most recently, the cement pouring at the site has been particularly noisy, he said, with trucks lining up along Nelson Avenue to access the site. The noise started just days after the catastrophic earthquake in Japan last March, leading Martyn to believe the Big One had hit Burnaby, he said. “It scared the daylights out of me,” Martyn said. The noise was from the demolition of the old Kal Tire building on Bennett Street. The construction noise has also put a cramp in his social life, he said, as he has to go to bed right after his shift ends, usually at about 2 a.m., to get any sleep before construction starts in the morning. “I can’t even enjoy being up after work, watching a movie,” he said.

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Too loud?: Brian Martyn is unhappy about the noise from a construction site across the street from the apartment building where he lives. He says the city should better enforce its noise bylaws. When Martyn moved into the apartment two-and-a-half years ago, he said, there was no sign that the highrise would be going in at that location. Construction in Burnaby is permitted between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. on weekdays and from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturdays. Bylaw number 7332 states that continuous noise from construction should not exceed 85 Dba (or A-weighted decibels) at a distance of at least 15.2 metres from the source in residential multi-family, public or institutional districts. The city is working to address the noise complaints by working with the developer and contractor to minimize the impact on neighbouring residents, said Dipak Dattani, the city’s assistant director of engineering for environmental protection. City staff has gone out to take noise

readings, he said, and has responded to complaints by going to the site when they receive a call. The main issue right now is the cement pouring for the foundation, Dattani said. “When he (the developer) has to do a pour, till the foundation comes to grade, he has to use the road to bring in the pumper and the trucks,” he said, adding this is only done one or two days a week. The developer has about five more pours to make, so it should take about four to five more weeks for this to be completed, Dattani said. “He has taken some measures to try to reduce the noise from the pumper by putting in some barriers,” he added, but said there isn’t a standard shield made by the industry to put on a pumper truck to reduce noise. The Nelson Avenue entrance was the

only possibility for bringing in the trucks, Dattani said, because of road safety issues when the trucks have to line up before entering. The city has also spoken to the developer about being as gentle and quiet as possible when bringing in hydraulic equipment, he said. The city cannot tell developers and contractors to stop their work, he pointed out, adding the most serious action the city can take is to issue tickets. But they prefer to make sure the developer does everything possible to address the issues, he said. The city has received complaints from two residents on the issue, he said, usually during midday to early afternoon. Once the foundation is at grade level, the noise should decrease, according to Dattani.

RCMP investigate Sunday night shooting No one was injured when someone opened fire on a Burnaby apartment building Sunday night. Burnaby RCMP Cpl. Brenda Gresiuk said police were called to the building in the 4300 block of Central Boulevard around 8 p.m. after receiving reports of shots

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campaigns. “Campbell had promised this would all be in place for 2011, and they never got to it,” he said. “I would think there is probably a need for a municipal conflict of interest commissioner,” Smith added. He has known B.C.’s last three conflict of interest commissioners, he said, and each told him the biggest number of queries they get from “non-jurisdictional” issues (not provincial) are from municipal councillors. The councillors usually want to make sure that a campaign donation, say from a developer, doesn’t create a conflict of interest should they then vote on a land use issue, he added. Another possible direction for the province would be creating a municipal registry of lobbyists, according to Smith. “If I were building up a list of things that would add more value to local democracy and local government, those would be ahead of the municipal auditor general,” he said. But he added the new position isn’t a negative one and is in line with Clark’s stated commitment to open government. “I don’t think anyone could make an argument that an independent oversight agency can’t and won’t add value,” he said. “I think it probably will in the end.” However, Smith added that he could understand why municipalities might be concerned about the costs. Though the provincial government has committed to covering the cost of the new office, the costs could become a municipal responsibility in the future if the government changes its mind in five or 10 years, Smith said. Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan said in September that establishing the position would be a waste of money as there’s no clear reason to do so. It is redundant to create a new position when overseeing municipal spending could be covered by the Inspector of Municipalities, or by expanding the B.C. Auditor General’s role, he said. Municipal governments are already required to run budgets without a deficit, and none have gone bankrupt or gone into deficit in B.C., he added. Burnaby Board of Trade

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ment opportunities. The NDP, on the other hand, staff reporter don’t have a jobs plan, in B u r n a b y - L o u g h e e d Bloy’s view. “If you look back to MLA Harry Bloy is happy with his new post as min- (NDP leader) Adrian Dix, ister of multiculturalism, he was chief of staff with something that he said is the NDP in the ‘90s,” Bloy part of B.C.’s job plan and said. “He made B.C. a havea better fit for him than not province.” According to Bloy, B.C. the Social Development has the lowest business Ministry. Bloy’s new job includes taxes in all of Canada and hosting business and invest- the lowest personal income ment delegations from tax, which will go up if the around the world and then NDP is in charge. Bloy prefers to see lower referring them to taxes attracting the right governinvestment from mental departforeign compaments. nies while creat“When we ing jobs for British are in China and Columbians and India, … and we more sources of want companies tax revenue for to invest here, … the government. we have a group “If you have 10 of people who people working are welcoming to Harry Bloy under the NDP, them,” Bloy said. MLA and 100 working According to under the Liberals, Bloy, there have been a lot of Chinese com- we collect that much more panies investing in B.C. taxes,” he said. “The more over the past couple of taxes go up, the more it years, especially in the min- costs jobs.” Bloy’s comments ing industry. Bloy recently left the come on the heels of Social Development Multiculturalism Week celMinistry, which has been ebrations, which ran Nov. fraught with problems. He 13 to 19. Bloy recently became said multiculturalism was better for him since he was Multiculturalism Minister known as the government after departing from his post liaison to the Korean com- at the Social Development munity for the past eight Ministry, where he overyears and has travelled to saw Community Living China, encouraging compa- B.C., a government agency that provides services for nies to invest in B.C. According to Bloy, the people with disabilities. Bloy, the only Liberal Liberals’ job plan relies on foreign dollars coming to MLA who supported Clark the province and creating during her Liberal leaderjobs for British Columbians, ship bid, took the Social and Premier Christy Clark Development portfolio soon has been travelling through- after Clark was voted in. out Asia, finding investBloy Page 10

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the 29 charges laid against them. They This past week, a judge handed down had failed to put in place any health or fines totalling $350,000 against two comsafety training or standards at the farm panies and three men involved in the despite being warned about potential Langley mushroom farm case where safety problems more than a year earlier. three farm workers died in 2008 and two The workers very literally ran others suffered brain damage. into a death trap. The family members were Burnaby NOW In reality, because one of rightfully disappointed. The the companies is bankrupt, a judge could have issued jail $200,000 fine will likely not be paid. So, time – had the crown prosecutors asked it appears that $150,000 is the cost for failfor it. But the crown didn’t ask for jail ing to protect the lives of one’s workers. time, and hence the judge’s fine. The In these kinds of cases, there is no company owners pleaded guilty to 10 of

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doubt that anybody – negligent farm owner or family member – ever escapes the fallout. But we seriously question how the prosecution or judge can rationalize a fine for such negligence and lack of responsibility. Does a $150,000 fine really send a message to other industries who may be cutting corners on safety regulations or training? We think not. Burnaby-Edmonds NDP MLA Raj Chouhan said he was “disappointed” with what he considered “a small fine when you look at the lives destroyed.”

We agree. B.C. Federation of Labour president Jim Sinclair called for a public inquiry into the agriculture industry, and an inquest. Again, we agree. But we doubt very much if anything will come out of these calls. Farmworkers are among the most vulnerable and poorly paid workers in B.C. This judgment merely reinforces the view that farmworkers are somehow less worthy in our workforce.

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ting MLAs who may not run he next provincial election again into leaving sometime is supposedly not until next spring — in March or April May 2013, but we will I would think – to allow for the have two critical byelections chance for some new blood to be before then – and there could be injected early? The MLAs would more. have to be located in so-called Two B.C. Liberal MLAs have “safe” Liberal seats quit (or have served (assuming there are any notice of quitting) out there) to provide the and that means a Keith Baldrey best chance of hanging byelection must be on to the riding. held within six months of them That’s one of the rumours giving up their seats. The Port making the rounds at the legislaMoody-Coquitlam seat left ture. Ridings in West Vancouver, vacant by Iain Black must be the Fraser Valley and the filled by next April, while the Okanagan are where the B.C. Chilliwack-Hope riding that Liberals won by the widest marBarry Penner will give up early gins in 2009, so keep an eye on in the New Year likely has to be whether any MLAs from those filled by sometime in June. areas pull the plug. But Premier Christy Clark Based on the last election has indicated she may hold both results, and the current level of byelections at the same time, party support in opinion polls, which may make things more it would appear the NDP has a interesting. And here’s another pretty good shot at winning the intriguing element that may Port Moody seat. Black won by arise – will more B.C. Liberal more than 12 percentage points MLAs decide to quit early, thus last time, or more than 2,300 creating a scenario for three or votes over his NDP rival. even four byelections to occur at But the NDP has recruited once? former Port Moody mayor Joe Clark has said she is looking Trasolini as its candidate this for “renewal” of her political time, which should give the party, as it desperately tries to party’s chances a big lift. Of rebrand itself in ways that procourse, Trasolini may bring vide distance from former prewith him some baggage – you mier Gordon Campbell. She equates that renewal with don’t serve a long time as mayor without making at least a few old faces leaving and new ones coming on board, so she appears enemies – but his name recognition will go a long way. not to be particularly upset that Black and Penner have left. Change Page 7 Will she pressure other sit-

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Red tape can hobble economies

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The economic and social turmoil in Greece breaks my heart because there is no reason for it. If Greece’s crippling red tape was eliminated, Greece could rival Germany as Europe’s economic powerhouse. Why? Because Greece, like British Columbia, is full of natural resources and natural wealth. The red tape holding Greece back has no value other than keeping bureaucrats busy. Greece has some of the largest gold deposits in Europe. Greece is also the European Union’s biggest producer of bauxite, chromite, magnesium, nickel, and zinc, and only second to the U.S. in bentonite production. Greece’s mineral wealth, including ura-

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nium, titanium and silver, is conservatively valued at 100 billion euros and probably way more. And just south of Crete, billions of barrels of oil and natural gas deposits have been found, as well as deposits under the Aegean Sea. Yes, Greece is very much like B.C. in terms of its natural resource wealth. Greece even has renewable energy resources that could replace petrol for heating homes in Greece’s cold north if only the red tape could be eliminated and private companies freed to go about their business and supply these needs through innovation and healthy competition. Red tape is needlessly hobbling Greek prosperity and the way out of the country’s economic turmoil; let’s not let it hobble us here in British Columbia. Eugenia Nikolaidis, Burnaby

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR No ‘debt’ to Occupiers

ance is beyond senseless.

According to Sylvia Gung, who felt herself qualified to be the next mayor of Burnaby, our society is “indebted” to the occupiers of Vancouver and should “award them for their heroic actions.” She also suggests that said occupiers are “risking their lives.” Are there boa constrictors in these tents? I am curious as to how lounging on an inflatable mattress all day is life threatening. As a taxpaying member of this society, I support meaningful and constructive protest. Unfortunately, what we are witnessing in Vancouver is basically an illegal camping trip. From beneath a cluster of soggy puptents, these renegade loafers have issued no fewer than 60 “demands,” many of which are contradictory, excessively vague and nearly impossible to implement. Someone needs to remind these folks that societal transformation requires effort. It involves community engagement, political action, lobbying, canvassing, volunteering. In other words, hard work. I would challenge Ms. Gung to identify a single movement for social change at any point in history that succeeded from a sitting position; that managed to achieve its goals without having to get out of bed. I am reminded of Susan B. Anthony, who campaigned for women’s rights for more than 50 years, only to die before ever seeing women get the vote. That is the kind of champion for whom I feel a genuine debt. It is the tireless reformer who invests a lifetime of energy and passion in order to improve the human condition who deserves to be called heroic. The suggestion that this inactive coalition of non-contributing complainers deserves anything more than basic toler-

Deja vu on poverty

Dear Editor:

Adrianne Merlo, Burnaby

Dear Editor:

Re: Child poverty growing, Burnaby NOW, Nov. 25) It seems like we’ve all been here before. Another year has gone by, and once again First Call is coming out with a report talking about how British Columbia is doing the absolute worst in the country when it comes to ending child poverty. What is truly concerning is that the government’s own reports are stating that the policies the B.C. Liberals have been following have not worked in reducing child poverty. The progress board, created in the first year of the original Liberal government a decade ago, has issued a report of its own that states that British Columbia is 10th out of all provinces in terms of poverty reduction and the number of people currently living in poverty. There’s no excuse for this; eight years of the highest levels of child poverty is simply inexcusable. What’s more, the number of children who are considered in poverty has increased, not decreased. This is due to B.C. Liberal policies. They’ve run out of people they can scapegoat for this tragic state of affairs. They’ve had the majority for a decade now and have nothing to show for their efforts, or lack thereof. The premier has said that she intends to have a “family-first” agenda while in office. What better place to start than to ensure that the policies of her government start doing something to raise the 137,000 children in poverty up to a standard of living acceptable in a country and province that is blessed with such wealth.

A minute-to-minute market calls for a person-to-person approach.

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Change: ‘Renewal’ for Liberals continued from page 6

The Chilliwack-Hope riding is a safer bet for the B.C. Liberals, at least on paper. Penner won there in 2009 by more than 20 percentage points, or more than 3,300 votes. B.C. Conservative leader John Cummins has said he won’t run in that riding’s byelection, which doesn’t exactly make him or his party look particularly confident. If there are only two byelections and the NDP and the B.C. Liberals split the outcome, the result is not necessarily that terrible for Clark. Governments rarely win byelections

anyways. However, if Clark can fashion a scenario that sees a couple of other safe B.C. Liberal seats open up and then follows that up with byelection wins in those ridings, that could provide the kind of momentum she desperately needs to beat back the B.C. Conservative vote. Winning a couple of contests in West Vancouver, the Fraser Valley and/or the Okanagan would at least provide evidence that the B.C. Liberals’ chances for victory in the next provincial election are not dead, and, in fact, are quite alive. ◆ On a personal note, it’s

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with mixed feelings that I watch Penner leave the political scene. It’s great news for his young family, of course, but Penner is one of the best-liked MLAs on either side of the house. A measure of his popularity was seen just after he announced in the legislative chamber that he would be resigning – NDP MLAs all lined up to shake his hand and wish him well. Penner earned a reputation as a decent, hard-working MLA in his 15-year career. He shall be missed. Keith Baldrey is chief political reporter for Global B.C.

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Paying tribute: Two RCMP officers carry in the Jake Gaudaur Veterans’ Trophy during a visit of the Grey Cup to the George Derby Centre in Burnaby.

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recognizes a Canadian Residents of the George Football League player who Derby Centre were treated to Photos best demonstrates the attrian early Grey Cup surprise butes of Canada’s veterans, on Nov. 23. and it was won by Toronto The Grey Cup itself and Visit www.burnabynow.com the CFL’s Jake Gaudaur for more photos of the Grey Argonaut Andre Durie. Cup’s visit The Grey Cup, of course, Veterans’ Trophy were was played on Sunday, brought to the centre for a with the B.C. Lions triumphing over the special ceremony to recognize the winWinnipeg Blue Bombers, 34-23. ner of the Gaudaur trophy. The award

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Stolen North Van cars resurface in Burnaby

The RCMP want to know why 19 Subarus have been stolen from the streets of North Vancouver, only to reappear a few days later within a six-block radius of Kingsway and Edmonds in Burnaby. So far, 19 late ’90s or early 2000 model Subarus have gone missing – the latest overnight on Nov. 16 – and all but the most recent have been found undamaged in Burnaby. Other than that, there’s no apparent connection. “You got to wonder right?” said Corp. Richard De Jong, spokesman for the North Vancouver RCMP. “It’s going to be interesting once we do catch this person.” The thefts began in January of this year, but police didn’t notice any pattern until several months later, said De Jong. The only damage to the cars is in the ignition area, stemming directly from the

theft, and De Jong said the cars don’t appear to have been used in any other criminal activity, but simply abandoned a few days later. All areas of North Vancouver have seen cars go missing except for Lower Lonsdale, and so far they haven’t found a connection with stolen cars in other municipalities. It’s especially puzzling because Subarus aren’t usually a target of thieves. “The Subaru doesn’t even make the top 10 of the most stolen, so it’s unusual,” De Jong said. “There’s numerous Subarus throughout the North Shore. We have no idea if there’s going to be another targeted vehicle.” De Jong believes someone knows the answers to the riddle, however, and is appealing for help – as well as warning Subaru owners of the possible dangers. Police are also working

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While knocking on doors in Burnaby neighbourhoods, I’ve met very few residents who know that 300,000 barrels of oil is piped through our city every day on its way from Alberta to fill ocean-going tankers in Burrard Inlet. They’re even less likely to know about the proposal to double daily pipeline capacity to 600,000 barrels. A showdown is coming. It will likely be played out on Burnaby streets and many residents will be taken by surprise. I’ll address the implications of courting environmental destruction in order to feed the world’s oil addiction in another column. In this one, I confine myself to the topic of public engagement. I think political leaders have a duty to facilitate community dialogue before important decisions are made.Yet all too often public opinion is sought retroactively, as illustrated by the HST fiasco. When this government does communicate with voters it tends to do so through the intervention of mass media. But does a press conference constitute public engagement? The average citizen must work to keep up with current affairs and the lives of most of the ones I meet on the doorstep are crammed with jobs (sometimes two of them), study, childcare, eldercare, and the daily commute. Is an exhausted working parent who grabs a few minutes to scan the newspaper going to pause on a pipeline story? Probably not, until it also includes words like “leak”,“toxic” or “blockade” in relation to a local intersection. I think we need to explore more personal, proactive and interactive strategies for engaging citizens in the political decisions that affect their daily lives. Look for my column monthly in the Burnaby Now. You can also follow me on Facebook at Elect Janet Routledge in Burnaby North and on Twitter @JanetRoutledge1

with Burnaby RCMP and IMPACT, the Integrated Municipal Provincial Auto Crime Team. “I can only imagine someone has some bragging rights out there in terms of the number of Subarus they’ve stolen from the North Shore, and they’re sharing that with somebody.” As of Nov. 17, the latest stolen Subaru hadn’t been recovered yet, but at least De Jong said they know where to look. “We’ve already been out there,” he said. “It usually takes a day or so to show up.” – Tessa Holloway, Postmedia Network Inc.


A10 • Wednesday, November 30, 2011 • Burnaby NOW

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criminal record search, police certificates, fingerprints, pardon applications, and chauffeur’s permit charges up to $60 from the current $50 fee. The largest change would be the increase for collision analyst reports from $50 to $575. Scale drawings would go from $40 to $150, and mechanical reports (in the cases of accidents) would go from $40 to $200. Scene measurement fees would increase from $40 to $75. Other fees would stay the same, including no charge for volunteers’ criminal record checks. In the last five years, the detachment has collected about $300,000 for these services, according to the report. – Janaya Fuller-Evans

Burnaby council agreed at Monday night’s meeting to establish a bylaw that would outline and set fees for police services in the city. The motion to approve the bylaw and approve the fee schedule was amended, requesting more information from the Burnaby RCMP, but passed as amended. The Burnaby RCMP has collected fees for documents and administration services relating to police records and information for more than two decades, according to a report from the finance and civic development committee. The money goes towards offsetting the cost of salaries and benefits of the staff providing these services, according to the report. The proposed fee schedule would bring


Burnaby NOW • Wednesday, November 30, 2011 • A11

Sports, community groups get city grants

Burnaby council approved seven grants at the Nov. 28 council meeting, including $7,000 to help with the Charles R. Shaw House heritage restoration project. The grant was awarded to Normanna, the Norwegian Old People’s Home Association, to help with the restoration and maintenance of the designated heritage house at 7979 12th Ave. Volunteer Burnaby received an in-kind grant of $1,000 to cover printing costs for its gift wrapping centre for the holiday season program. The Burnaby New Westminster Ringette Association also received an in-kind grant

for printing services, up to a value of $10,000, and facility rental fees for the 2012 Canadian Ringette Championship next April. The Coquitlam Metro-Ford Soccer Club Y-League received $175 towards Tyler Leonard’s travel expenses to compete in the Super Y League North American Finals tournament in Florida in December. The B.C. Federation of Labour was awarded $1,500 for its annual Christmas dinner, and the Burnaby Fellowship Centre Society was granted $600 for its holiday meals. – Janaya Fuller-Evans

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Chouhan, Coun. Nick Volkow and Lau received the helmets from Rob Lamoureux, president of Burnaby Firefighters union, IAFF Local 323, and Miles Ritchie, secretary of union. Fire Ops 101 participants learned some of the skills that firefighters use, such as lugging heavy equipment and entering burning buildings, at the oneAlfie Lau day clinic. – Janaya Fuller-Evans reporter

Burnaby NOW reporter Alfie Lau was presented with a fire helmet from the Burnaby Firefighters union Local 323 at the final council meeting before the election. The helmets were given to participants of Fire Ops 101, a firefighting clinic held in Vancouver in October by the B.C. Professional Fire Fighters Association. Burnaby-Edmonds MLA Raj

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arents wish for many things for their children: happiness, a good education, the chance to grow up and explore and experience all the wonderful things that life has to offer. But when it comes right down to it, at the most basic level, a parent yearns for two things above all others for their little ones: a safe place to call home, and good health. For the Fedorak family, housing and health have been interlinked challenges for many years, and their path has taken them through some of the worst that life can offer, including the death of a child and the financial challenges that can accompany ongoing medical problems. But when life could have led them to bitterness, they instead have chosen to see the blessings. And with the help of the local Habitat for Humanity project, they’re on the verge of one of the biggest blessings of all: finding a home for their family.

An ‘amazing’ baby

Lisa and Frank Fedorak, now 40 and 39 respectively, always knew they wanted children. After a healthy, though challenging pregnancy, the pair were thrilled to have that dream come true: they welcomed their first child, Chloe Isabel, on Feb. 5, 2001. “It was amazing – she was amazing,” recalls Lisa. Chloe was deemed by all who saw her to be the ideal baby: calm and quiet, with a sweet and friendly disposition. She cried so infrequently that her parents humourously wondered if she knew how, but it didn’t seem cause for worry. Chloe seemed to be developing normally – like most new parents, the Fedoraks were awed by her first little smiles and then later by her first laugh. As she reached six months, then seven, then eight, it became clear that she wasn’t progressing physically like her peers: sitting up was still a problem and she couldn’t crawl. She also started to develop problems with eating, frequently gagging. But, still, there were no big red flags. Each of the minor “symptoms” was so mild that at first even their own doctor wasn’t concerned. But it soon became clear that something wasn’t quite right, and baby Chloe was eventually referred to a pediatrician. Their first appointment came

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Building a home: Lisa and Frank Fedorak with their girls, Greta, left, and Scarlett on the Habitat for Humanity project site. on Sept. 11, 2001 – the same day of the attack on the Twin Towers. On a website the Fedoraks have created for their daughter, Lisa recalls that the entire day was a “nightmare” – first with the news about what was going on in New York, then the pediatrician’s determination that something was indeed very wrong. He put them in touch with a neurologist, and over the course of the coming week, little Chloe underwent scores of tests, biopsies, blood work and scans. They were told it had been narrowed down to one of a group of degenerative conditions labelled as leukodystrophy. While doctors were still determining the specific type, the Fedoraks took out a stack of medical books from the library at UBC – under each class of leukodystrophy, the outcome was listed as “death.” They were devastated.

Rare condition

It was eventually determined that Chloe had a rare genetic condition called Krabbe (globoid cell) leukodystrophy. Krabbe’s is a very rare neurodegenerative disease that is recessively inherited – both Lisa and Frank were, unknowingly, carriers of the recessive gene. Those born with the disease are lacking a specific enzyme which helps break down the cerebro-

spinal fluid – without it, the fluid is toxic to the myelin sheath that covers the nerve fibres in the brain. Without the myelin, signals can’t travel properly, and proper brain development is inhibited. The result is usually a rapid progression in which a child loses all mental and motor function and often becomes deaf and blind. Most do not survive past two. There is no cure for the disease, but if it’s diagnosed very early, an infant can receive a bone marrow or umbilical cord blood transplant to halt the progression – unfortunately for most children, the disease is not caught until it’s already progressed too far. In the coming months, the Fedoraks learned all they could about the condition but knew there was nothing to be done to help Chloe, aside from making sure she was as well cared for as possible. She ultimately spent time in Canuck Place Children’s Hospice, and, two months shy of her second birthday, surrounded by her family, she passed away on Dec. 2, 2002.

Sisters for Chloe

The Fedoraks went on to welcome two more children to their family – Scarlett in 2005 and Greta in 2008. Though the odds were in their favour, there was a slim chance that one of the girls could be born

with Krabbe. In-utero testing determined that Scarlett did indeed carry the genes; at just 24 days old, she underwent an umbilical cord stem cell transplant, one of less than two dozen children worldwide to have been treated for Krabbe’s this way. The procedure halted the progression of the disease – save for a few issues with motor skills, Scarlett is now a happy and healthy six-year-old attending school. Sister Greta was, happily, born without the condition and required no intervention. The experience of losing Chloe and subsequently seeing Scarlett saved has made them passionate about encouraging newborn testing here in Canada. “Down in the (U.S), they’ve started adding it to newborn screening. We’re hoping one day it will be added here, too,” she said. They’ve become active in the Krabbe community, too. “It’s very rare. We’ve only met, in Canada, five other families – we go to a family and medical symposium every year, there’s abut 150 families (affected) in the whole world,” she said. She says that Chloe’s arrival was a dream come true for them, and they will always remember the joy she brought them despite losing her.

“Frank and I had always dreamed of having children,” she said. The ongoing medical challenges throughout the progression of Chloe’s condition, and the lengthy period during Scarlett’s treatment, led to significant financial challenges for the family. They had to live close to the hospital while Scarlett was being treated, even though the high rental costs in the area were beyond their budget. When Scarlett was released from hospital, they had just learned that the building they were in was being torn down for a new development and they had to quickly find a new home that was as sterile as possible for her. They eventually lucked into a new basement suite that seemed to fit their needs. But a twist that no one could have expected forced them out of their home literally in the middle of the night: the police came to the door to tell them the home was now a crime scene and they had to evacuate – someone had been shot on the front lawn in an apparent gang-related shooting. “I just lost it – it wasn’t easy to transport her, there were treatments we had to give her,” says Lisa. Fortunately, they were able to move in with Frank’s parents for Habitat Page 15


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a few months, but they still needed to find their own place. When they heard about Habitat for Humanity and its townhouse project in Burnaby, they submitted an application and crossed their fingers.

A family ‘habitat’

Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit organization that works to create affordable housing for sale to hard-working lower income families. That’s the official description of what the organization does, but when it comes right down to it, ultimately they’re providing something that is impossible to define: the dream of a home, of a place to put down roots with your family, a place to rebuild, and pride in home ownership. Leona Cullen, a family liaison coordinator with the Vancouver arm of Habitat for Humanity, says the impact that having a permanent home has on a family is immeasurable. “It affects their lives in so many different ways,” she says. The application process is a stringent one, she notes. “It’s very extensive,” she says, noting that everything from personal background to employment references come into play with the selection committee. “These are families who work really hard,” she said. Families are chosen based on their need for affordable housing, the ability to repay the nointerest mortgage and a willingness to work towards the project through

“sweat equity,” usually by working on site at a building project literally putting up walls and laying foundations. The Fedoraks are part way through their 500 “sweat equity” hours. Lisa says she’s loved every minute of it and has learned her way around power tools and a construction site. “It’s such a happy place to be,” she said. “I think of all the things I can do now, if I wanted to.” Building has also given them the chance to bond with the other families in the complex, some of whom are already living there and some of whom will be moving in around the same time they do, next year. “The more we become involved, the more amazing it is,” she said. “I am completely humbled – I can’t believe the heart of people. Frank and I have met some pretty phenomenal people.” Lisa points to people like Vancouver real estate agent Keith Roy, who recently held an event dubbed 30

For 30, for his 30th birthday in an effort to raise $30,000 for Habitat for Humanity. “People do wonderful things,” she said. The family doesn’t have a specific date for moving in, but Lisa is already looking forward to it. “To know that the girls are in a clean, new space – that we helped build it, that we did that, it’s going to be wonderful. It means so much to us,” she said. The pair say they share their experiences in hopes that it will make a difference – in talking about Chloe, they hope to spread the word about Krabbe; in talking about Habitat, they hope to spread the word about the work the organization does. “(Habitat for Humanity) changes people’s lives,” says Lisa. For more about Habitat for Humanity, see www. habitatgv.ca. The Fedoraks have created a website in honour of their daughter, Chloe Isabel, and about Krabbe leukodystrophy, at www. chloeisabel.com.

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perature in a cool dark area for about a week, and for approximately one month in the refrigerator in a plastic bag. Alternatively they can also be frozen for up to six months. Preparing them for roasting is a bit tedious but well worth the effort. While your oven is preheating to 425 degrees, score the brown shell with a sharp knife. Place the flat side of the chestnut down on a cutting board and cut an “x” shape carefully on the rounded side facing upwards. I find that a fine-toothed serrated knife works best. Keeping the shell on while cooking is important for holding in their warmth upon serving. Seal them with a few tablespoons of water in aluminum foil and roast for approximately 50 minutes. Be careful of the escaping hot steam when unwrapping them and serve immediately. Alternatively, place approximately eight of the scored chestnuts in a bowl and microwave for approximately one to oneand-a-half minutes. The shelling process afterwards is not only made easier by cooking them but also adds to the nostalgic amusement of eating this wonderful treat. Chestnuts are not similar to others in the nut family, as they are more perishable and their fat content is significantly less. With only two or three grams of fat per 100 grams, chestnuts weigh in far less than other nuts that may contain upwards of 30 to 70 g of fat per 100 g. Chestnuts also have approximately one-third of the calories of

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B.C. Boys Choir sings concert in Burnaby LIVELY CITY

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oes anything say Christmas better than the sound of children singing? The British Columbia Boys Choir is bringing holiday cheer to local audiences with a concert at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts. It’s set for Friday, Dec. 9 at 8 p.m. at the Shadbolt, 6450 Deer Lake Ave. For tickets or information, call the box office at 604-205-3000 or see www. shadboltcentre.com. For more about the choir, www.bcboyschoir.org.

Opera on stage

Opera lovers, save Sunday afternoon, Dec. 4 for this one. Burnaby Lyric Opera is bringing the next in its series of Sunday afternoon concerts to the stage at Shadbolt Centre. It’s set for Sunday, Dec. 4 at 3 p.m., and it features highlights from Friedrich von Flotow’s opera Martha.

The concert features Gina Morel, Megan Brown, Andrzej Jeziorski and Richard Petroski, with the Burnaby Lyric Opera chorus. There will also be a bake sale and raffle. Tickets are $15. Call the box office at 604-205-3000. To find out more about Burnaby Lyric Opera, check out their website at www. burnabylyricopera.org.

Cultural exhibit

Art lovers, you still have a chance to check out Inuit Prints: Japanese Inspiration at the Japanese Canadian National Museum. The exhibition is underway until Dec. 3. It’s organized by the Canadian Museum of Civilization, with the assistance of the West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative in Cape Dorset. The exhibition shares the story of what happened when, in the late 1950s, the small Arctic community of Cape Dorset was introduced to the ancient traditions of Japanese printmaking. It features works from Japan and from the Cape Dorset print studio, and it pays tribute to James Houston, the man who first

introduced Japanese prints to the Arctic. Also on display is Arctic Experiences, showing the work of Vancouver printmaker Taiga Chiba – sharing his experiences and the art he produced while teaching in Nunavut in 1995, 1996 and 2010. The Japanese Canadian National Museum is at the National Nikkei Museum and Heritage Centre, 6688 Southoaks Cres. For more, check out www.jcnm.ca.

Godot is coming

Hands up if you studied Waiting for Godot in high school English. Those who did may be interested to know that Blackbird Theatre is bringing a performance of Samuel Beckett’s comedic classic to the stage at the end of this year. Blackbird Theatre’s artistic director is Burnaby’s John Wright. “Waiting for Godot is a revolutionary work that redefined the conventions of theatre,” Wright said in a press release. “After almost 60 years of continuous performances around the world, it still commands the stage, inspiring and confounding, bringing laughter and tears, and

and panel discussion, Staging Godot. It’s happening Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. in the Alma VanDusen and Peter Kaye room at the Vancouver Public Library’s central branch.

enriching our appreciation of human culture.” The production will be onstage at The Cultch from Dec. 27 to Jan. 21. In the meantime, if you want to know more about it, check out a free event

Check out www.black birdtheatre.ca for details. Do you have an item for Lively City? Send arts and entertainment ideas to Julie, jmaclellan@burnabynow.com. You can also follow her on Twitter, @juliemaclellan.

2011 WATERMAIN FLUSHING The Operations Department will be conducting its annual program of flushing and cleaning of watermains starting October 1, 2011 until Dec 31, 2011. This might result in the water supply showing sediment in some areas. This may cause the water to be discoloured and may affect some industrial processes. If you have any questions or specific concerns, please contact the Engineering Department at 604-294-7221.

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They’re dreaming of a White Christmas – together, onstage. The Burnaby husband-and-wife team of Jeffrey Victor and Kristie Marsden is in the spotlight for the Arts Club Theatre production of White Christmas. Victor stars as Bob Wallace and Marsden is in the ensemble for the production, which opens at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage on Dec. 2. The musical makes its return to the Stanley by popular demand – with sold-out runs two years in a row. “Our show has been warmly received by thousands, and the majority of the original cast, as well as some newcomers in the ensemble, will join us for this year’s run,” said director Bill Millerd in a press release.

“The stage adaptation of the film musical has more of Berlin’s favourites, and the production has moved beyond the confines of a film, exploding on stage with a versatile cast that sings beautifully and tap dances furiously.” The production also stars Sara-Jeanne Hosie, Monique Lund, Todd Talbot, Susan Anderson, Allan Gray and Mark Weatherley. White Christmas runs from Dec. 2 to 28. Shows are Tuesday at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday at 8 p.m., with matinees on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $29 to $85. Call 604-6871644 or see www.artsclub.com. www.twitter.com/juliemaclellan

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guides you in your relataining ourselves. We may tionships and how you choose a course of study or choose to live each day? work just to get ahead and Imagine what our make a living. world would be like if we Some people even see all chose beneficence as their relationships in terms our guiding principle. of their own benefit, seekOf course, ing to get more most people than they give. “If we each seek the good To them, just look after … but for friends are themselves, not ourselves and if people that others. do things for getting ahead is them or make And sometimes, the them feel good. the goal of our “good” that Others are lives, we will all means to their we seek isn’t even good own ends. lose out in the for our own But if we end.” well-being. each just look Examples are after ourselves DR. DAVIDICUS WONG as boundless and if getting columnist and physician as the human ahead is the appetite: partying all night, goal of our lives, we will getting drunk, getting high all lose out in the end and casual sex. because each of us will die Sometimes we can consome day and all that we sume all of our energies may have gained will be seeking to do good for lost. ourselves. If instead our guiding We can spend most of principle of life was to our time shopping, playing maximize the good we do games, eating and enterfor others, the benefits will

spread beyond our individual lives and perhaps beyond our own lifetimes. We will find gratification and fulfillment in sharing what we have, using our own talents and resources to help others in need, creating works that will benefit many, and collaborating with others to make our world safer, healthier and happier. What is the measure of your days? How do you judge the value of each day? Why not by the good you have done for others? Consider this day. How much good can you do in one day? Dr. Davidicus Wong is a physician and writer. His Healthwise column appears regularly in this paper. You can find his latest posts at facebook.com/davidicus. wong and davidicuswong. wordpress.com and listen to his Positive Potential Medicine podcasts at wgrnradio.com.

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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3 Breakfast with Santa, St. Alban’s Daycare, 7717 19th Ave., 9 a.m. to noon. Tickets on sale at the daycare for only $7.50 per person (under three years is free), with bake table, craft table, silent auction, raffle, door prizes and Santa. Pet pictures with Santa, a fundraiser for the Small Animal Rescue Association, Burnaby Tisol, 7117 Gilley Ave. noon to 4 p.m. Info: smallanimalrescue.org.

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29 Women win treble

29 T-Bird named All-Cdn

29 BLRC 2 win by default

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Rebels make last stand for fourth Tom Berridge

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One goal separated the Burnaby South Rebels from a medal at the B.C. high school AAA boys’ soccer championships on Saturday. The Rebels, playing with just limited substitutions, were unlucky to drop a 1-0 decision to Earl Marriott in a cold and slippery consolation final at Burnaby Lake Sports Complex-West. Golden Boot co-winner Sean Einarsson scored the game-winning tally for Earl Marriott, blasting a solid strike from 30 metres out high into the net, past substitute goalkeeper Nav Samra. Samra replaced starting keeper Alex Marroquin, who was injured in an early first-half collision with a White Rock forward on a near breakaway. In the second half, South’s Adam Helewka took over in goal and was forced to make a couple of difficult late saves to keep the score within reach. The most difficult stop was on a long ball down the left side late in the game that Helewka palmed just wide of the far post with a diving save off a hard shot on goal. Captain Jordan Lashar pushed up in attack from his defender position on a number of occasions. One such attack, aided by a nice tap assist from forward Matthew Shannik, was whistled down on an offside call. Nick Leonard, who had a strong second half in the Rebels midfield, was

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Pool winners: Jayson Santiago, centre against North Peace, helped Burnaby South to a fourth-place finish at the B.C. high school AAA boys’ soccer championships at Burnaby Lake-West on Saturday.

unlucky following a solid chance at goal that just missed the far post. “I thought we had a great tournament this weekend. We were just a little unlucky today. But that’s the way it goes sometimes,” said Lashar after the match. “Their goalie was good, they were very organized back there. Kudos to them.” South put itself in a position for the gold medal, winning its pool following a 2-2 draw against McMath

on Friday. The Rebels took their two opening draws, beating South Delta 1-0 and North Peace 5-0 on the first day of the competition. In the top seeds semifinal match, South got two goals from Shannik to draw even with Enver Creek but wound up on the losing end of a 4-2 score late Friday. Enver Creek went on to defeat St. George’s 2-1 on penalty kicks in the championship final.

“It’s a little frustrating, added Lashar, who was also named to the Commissioner’s XVI team. “We were underdogs going in. No one thought we would do this well. ... We did everything we could, but we were just a little unlucky, I guess.” The appearance in the high school provincials was the first time in 11 seasons that South had made it out of the North Shore/ Burnaby district zones. South lost the top zone

seeding 1-0 to Argyle, but finished two places better than the North Shore champion at the provincials. Shannik led South in scoring with six goals, just one marker short of the tournament high of seven tallies, shared by four individual high school players. South was up against more than just the elements in the bronze-medal South Page 29

Runners well placed at x-country nats

Dylan Gant of Burnaby placed in the top 15 at the Canadian cross-country championships in Vancouver this Saturday. Gant, a Burnaby Central and Simon Fraser University grad, finished in 14th spot in the men’s 10-kilometre race in a time of 34.03. Gant was running for Prairie Inn Harriers Racing. Cam Levins of Black Creek, B.C. defended his title in the senior men’s division with a 32.04 clocking. Alpha grad Kerry Kazuta, running for the Point Grey track club, also had a strong showing, placing 29th overall in a time of 35.13. Simon Fraser University’s Ryan Brockerville, running unattached, also made the top 30, finishing in 27th place. In the senior women’s 7 km race, SFU grad Helen Crofts finished in 29th spot. Kendra Schaaf of Saskatchewan took the women’s title in a winning time of 25 minutes. In the 5 km junior girls’ race, SFU’s Lindsey Butterworth, running unattached, placed 20th. Ellen Pennock of Calgary won the junior women’s title. Ryan Cassidy of New Brunswick took the junior men’s 8 km title.

Rams humble unready Knights in AAA semifinal Tom Berridge

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The Mt. Douglas stole a page from the Centennial Centaurs playbook and ran up the score against the St. Thomas More Knights in a painful one-sided B.C. high school AAA football semifinal at UBC’s Thunderbird Stadium Saturday. The Vancouver Island-based Rams rushed for nearly 300 yards and six touchdowns to upset the No. 1-ranked Knights 54-7 in arguably the most shocking onesided scoreline of the high school playoffs to date. Unlike last week, when STM

found answers for Centennial’s successful running game to pull off a miracle comeback, the Knights defence got no such breaks in the steady rain at T-Bird stadium, falling behind 14-0 after the first quarter and never really finding its stride thereafter. STM did manage to score in the second quarter on its best field position of the afternoon, driving 53 yards on nine plays before Knights quarterback Mikey Carney scored in the corner off a six-yard run to close the gap to a single TD. But STM’s inability to move the football downfield continually left the talented Rams back-

field with little more than half the field to work with all game long, and Mt. Douglas capitalized on the opportunities. Mt. Doug scored on its second possession, marching 58 yards on six plays before Jordan Deverill found his favourite receiver Taylor Young in the corner of the end zone with a 23-year touchdown strike. Junior running back Marcus Davis then scored his first of two scores on a 33-yard run off left tackle to close the opening quarter. Although Carney got that TD back, Mt. Doug scored on both its next two possessions to put STM

in serious difficulty. In fact, the Rams needed just 10 plays to put up both scores – a three-yard run by all-star senior running back Terell Davis and a 12-yard score by the equally talented Mason Swift. In all the elder Davis rushed for 142 yards and three TDs, while Swift had two touchdowns and 86 yards on the ground. Swift also scored a special teams TD on a fumble near the STM goal line off a high snap on an attempted punt by Carney in the third quarter. The younger Davis also scored from 38 yards out in the second half and intercepted a Carney

pass at the goal line to end the first half. Mt. Douglas racked up 294 yards on the ground and 368 yards in total against STM. In reply, the Knights managed just 179 total yards, including just 73 on the ground. STM’s first first down of the game came early in the second quarter on a 12-yard pass reception by Alex Golding. But even through the air STM struggled. Carney managed just seven completions for 106 yards. Marwin Empainado was his favourite receiver with three STM Page 29


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final on Saturday, playing with just 13 players, including two keepers. “I think the group that showed up are guys who are committed, and I appreciated them going out on a day like today,” said South coach Frank Giallondardo. “I’m really, really proud they stuck together and finished it off.”

T-Bird named All-Canadian on defence

All-in-all it was a strong showing for Burnaby in high school soccer at the provincials. Earlier in the week, East Burnaby’s Cariboo Hill won a silver medal at the B.C. high school AA boys’s soccer championships following a 2-0 defeat to Glenlyon Norfolk in the gold-medal final.

Burnaby’s Sam Carino was named to the Canadian Interuniversity Sport All-Canadian second team on defence. The St. Thomas More Collegiate grad and University of B.C. Thunderbird senior was named as a corner back on the elite all-star roster on Nov. 24.

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At the maul: Burnaby Lake forwards keep control of the ball in a maul en route to a 6-0 victory over Bayside in women’s Tier 1 championship rugby on Saturday.

Burnaby women win treble Burnaby Lake won the women’s rugby treble. The premier division women snapped up their third piece of silverware this season, edging Bayside 6-0 in the Lower Mainland women’s Tier 1 Anna SchnellCupfinalatBurnaby Lake Sports Complex-East on Saturday. Schnell, a former Canadian national team standout and Burnaby club member, retired from

international rugby last year. She was the secondhighest scorer at the recent women’s rugby World Cup and the B.C. Rugby Union female athlete of the year in 2010. Played under cold and wet conditions, Burnaby Lake kicked its way to victory in the cup final on penalty kicks by Becky Querido and Canadian international back Julia Sugawara.

Burnaby Lake advanced to the finals with a 19-5 win over Simon Fraser University. Earlier this year, the Burnaby women clinched the provincial 15-a-side club title in May, while also taking first place overall in the B.C. Sevens Series this summer. Burnaby Lake also won the Tier 2 West Coast women’s shield by default over the Brit-Lions.

STM: JVs and 8s play on Saturday do either.” “I thought the backs for Centennial were just as talented as Mt. Doug’s. They pushed us up front. They punched us, and we didn’t respond, and then it just snowballed,” Kully added. However, STM will still have something to cheer about on championship weekend at B.C. Place. Both the junior varsity and Grade 8 teams made the provincial finals on Saturday.

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DOG LOVERS! Enjoy a healthy, profitable career as a professional dog trainer. Government accredited program - student loans and grants. Ben Kersen & the Wonderdogs. www.wonderdogs.bc.ca 1-800-961-6616.

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We are a Western Canadian meat and seafood company seeking a motivated individual to specialize in Halal and ethnic food sales. The successful candidate will become integral in our development of this exciting and fast-growing segment. Our compensation includes: •Medical and dental benefits •Bonuses •Expense allowances If you are interested in this career opportunity, please send your resume to:

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Hotel Restaurant

F/T KOREAN Cuisine Cook for Hangahri Galbi. Compl. of secondary school. 3 yrs or more exp. in cooking required. $17.00-18.00/hr, 37.5 hrs/wk, Fluency in Korean & Read English. E-mail: subi8531@hotmail.com Fax: 604-431-0209

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Insurance

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We Take Over Your Payment No Fees!!

6008-30

GUILDFORD, SRY, Brand New. The Max. 900sf, 2 BR & Den, 7 appls, 2 sec prkg. $308,000. By Owner, Albert 604-250-3395

For Sale by Owner

6015

www.HomeBuyingCenter.ca

4530

6035

LANGELY DOUBLE wide 2 BR mobile, park like setting, quiet nr all amens. Air cond, completee reno, f/s, w/d, lge deck, lge storage. $49,500. 604-534-2997

Re: The estate of JOSEPHINE CLARA MARSH, deceased, formerly of #156 - 7388 MacPherson Avenue, Burnaby, British Columbia. Creditors and others having claims against the estate of JOSEPHINE CLARA MARSH are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the executor at #405 - 4603 Kingsway, Burnaby, B.C., V5H 4M4 on or before December 22, 2011, after which date the executor will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the executor then has notice. JASON SOMERVILLE, Executor By: Garcha & Company Barristers & Colicitors #405 - 4603 Kingsway Burnaby, B.C. V5H 4M4

6008-26

PROMOTE YOUR ~ CRAFT FAIRS & BAZAARS, CHRISTMAS EVENTS, TREES, DECORATIONS & SERVICES

25% Discount ON HOLIDAY HELPER ADS! Christmas ads are specially bannered off until Dec 25th!

*Colour will be available in many publications!

Best Value in Pt. 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 LaFramboise 604-815-7190

RENTALS Apt/Condos

6508

Apt/Condos

1 BR in Surrey, elev, nr transit, shopping onsite, no pets, from $670, incentives. 604-589-7040

COQ • Austin Heights Clean quiet Apt available. N/P. Family owned & operated for 39 years. • 604-936-5755

BBY, Lougheed Mall. Bach $700 & 1 BR $825. Avail Now. Incl heat & h/ot water. ns/np, newly reno’d, storage, 604-779-3882

NEW WEST. Reno’d 2 Br’s. $1000-$1120. Nov 1. Nicely upgraded. Prof Mgmt. 604-724-8353

COQ Austin & Blue Mnt. 1 BR $720. 2 BR $850. Incl h/w, bldg laundry. Nr transit 778-865-6696

NEW WEST central, 1 BR, 1 bath, Close to shops/ transit. includes heat/hot water, free underground Parking. For Appointment to View contact at 604-570-2786 Quoting code IMPALA 208.Quay Pacific Property Management Ltd

Apt/Condos

NEW WESTMINSTER St Andrews Street

Call today to book your ad! 604-444-3000

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

AMBER (W)

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

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

College Park, Port Moody

6508

545 Rochester Ave, Coq

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

PRICE REDUCED! NOW $309,000

6508

320-9th St, New West

552 Dansey Ave, Coq

Port Moody

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS

Balmoral Street

ARBOUR GREENE

FEATURED HOMES

Legal/Public Notices

VANCOUVER MODERN 1 BR & 2 BR Apartment Rentals at Collingwood Village. Steps to Joyce skytrain. Low-rise/Highrise buildings. 1-888-811-7538

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

Travel Destinations

WINTER Vacations to Las Vegas 9 Day Luxury Motor Coach tour to Golden Nugget, Las Vegas: 14 Jan; 4 Feb; 24 March 2012 $399.00 pp double / $559.00 single Many specials included like free meals and drinks Call 1-877-872-9977 ext. 1110 Email: mskov@traxxcoachlines.com Call: (877) 872-9977

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

AMBER ROCHESTOR

Mobile Homes

1 BR Apt, Large balcony, updated, near transit & amens. Available Now. Small pet ok with pet deposit.

Call (604) 518-5040

Apt/Condos

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

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

604-435-5555 / 604-786-4663

6508

NEW WEST Studio penthouse apt, nr all amens, laundry facils, inste f/p, ns/np, $620. 604-783-6003

❏WE BUY HOMES❏

www.bcforeclosures.com 5 BR home from $20,000 down $1,950/mo. 604-538-8888, Alain @ Sutton WC Realty W. Rock

Surrey

Apt/Condos

1 & 2 BEDROOM APT

Any Price, Any Location Any Condition. No Fees! No Risk! LANGLEY CITY, 1 BR main flr, 650sf, lam flrs, ss appls, W/D, gas heat f/place, gate/cov prkg. Strata fee $123/mo incls gas! $166,000. Must see! 778-968-7709

6508

www.GVCPS.ca/(604) 812-3718

Sell your home, only $99. 604-574-5243 Sry Cloverdale quiet 1984sf 3br 2.5ba on 1/4 ac lot $599K 778-772-7811 id5452 Sry Fraser Hts 1 ac ppty w/2200sf 3br 2.5ba home $1,188,000 951-2442 id5453

5505 A Great Janitorial Franchise Opportunity

6008

uSELLaHOME.com

Call 1-866-690-3328 www.4pillars.ca

REAL ESTATE RENTALS

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

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

CASEY STREET Coquitlam Bachelor, 1 BR & 2 BR Starting at $675 & up.

Call 604.931.6408 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

GARDEN VILLA

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

CALL 604 715-7764 BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

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.

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

6515

Duplexes - Rent

BBY, METROTOWN. 3 BR, upper flr, 1½ baths, 2 sundecks, sh’d w/d, carport. Ns/np. $1,100/mo + ½ hydro. Av now. 604-437-8484

6525

Garages

NEW WEST, 530 Victoria, Auto shop avail Dec 1, month to month rental, $1600/mo. 604-922-4390

6540

Houses - Rent

CALL 604 715-7764 BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

ROYAL CRESCENT ESTATES

22588 Royal Crescent Ave, Maple Ridge

4250 Victory St, 1900sf, 3 br, 1.5 ba, lease, n/p n/s, dbl gar. $1750, Dec 1, Eric K. Property Management Royal Pacific 604-723-7368

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

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

WHITGIFT GARDENS

1 BR $775. 2 BR $950. 3 BR $1200. Rent incls heat, hot water & prkg. Family living. On site daycare available. Near Cottonwood Park, basketball court & Skytrain. No pets.

604 939-0944

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.

CALL 604 525-2122

BBY HEIGHTS. 4 BR, great house, good location, h/wd floors. N/s. Immed. Mike, 604-817-3330 COQ/BBY, near Lougheed Mall/ bus/park/skytrain, 5 BR hse, 2 full baths, 2 kitchens, f/p. N/S, Ref. Avail Jan 1. Call 604-785-1699

2BDRM/1BTH 4568 GRAFTON ST, BURNABY 2 BDROOM suite AT CENTRE OF BURNABY AVAIL− ABLE IMMEDIATELY. RENT IN− CLUDES TV AND INTERNET. Pets OK $890 Monthly Call: (604) 780−2426 or email: 65dwang@telus.net. 3BDRM/2BTH 4568 GRAFTON ST, BURNABY 3 BDROOM AT CENTRE OF BURNABY AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY. MOUNTAIN VIEW AT LIVING ROOM. RENT INCLUDES TV AND INTERNET. PLS CALL DAVE AT 604−780−2426 FOR MORE INFO. Pets OK $1,700 Monthly Call: (604) 780−2426

BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

Coquitlam

6510

3695 VICTORIA DR.

Co-ops

1050 QUAYSIDE DRIVE 1 Bedroom Handicapped/ Wheelchair Accessible Suite in New Westminster Co-Op. Rent is $741 per month. Shares are $1500. No subsidy. 604-519-1930 • 604-501-8770

6515

Duplexes - Rent

New Westminster

88 GLOVER AVE.

2 BR upper duplex. Gleaming hardwood floors, just painted, new blinds & spotlessly clean. Great long term neighbours. $1250 includes utilities. Fridge, stove, shared W/D. Non smokers. Flexible possession. Lease & excellent refs a must.

Al Dodimead ACD Realty 604 521-0311 View this & other properties @ www.acdrealty.com

Modern, large 3 BR home on 5+ acres. Nice open kitchen. Out buildings. Home would be ideal for family with older children. Nice seasonal pool. Lease & excellent references a must. $1850.

Al Dodimead ACD Realty 604 521-0311 view this & other properties @ www.acdrealty.com

6450

Miscellaneous Rentals

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

Rentals

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

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

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

FOR RENT

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

Go to http://www.burnabynow.com or call 604-444-3000.


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RENTALS

6595

Shared Accommodation

6595-20

Coq./Poco/ Port Moody

PO CO clean bright room, main flr, $425/mo. Utils/cable included, w/d. Avail now. 604-315-6611 ROOMMATE NEEDED to share 1800 sqft Townhouse in Port Moody, w/d, laminate floors, $550 incls utils, cable & internet, parking, indoor pool, nr SFU & Lougheed Mall. Suits professional working person or student. References Required. Avail Dec 1. Call 778-846-5275

6595-40

New Westminster

SAPPERTON. Furn’d room. Nr RCH & Skytrain. Sh’d w/d, kitchen & bath. $500/mo. 604-524-8990

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

1 BR suite, E. Bby nr schools & bus, ns, np, $650 incl hydro, avail Dec. 15th. 778-708-2028 BBY 2 BR bsmt, 14th & 6th St, N/s, N/p, Avail Immed, no w/d, $900 incls utils. 604-517-1187 BBY EDMONDS/NWEST border 2 BR bsmt ste $850 inc util/net, coin laundry rm, lam flrs, ns, np. Now. Call or text 604-529-1972 BBY IMPERIAL & KINGSWAY, Lrg 2 BR g/l ste, pri entry, 1500sf, full kit, 1.5 baths, w/d. Near Metrotown & skytrain. Avail Now. $1250. N/P & N/S. 604 436-2970

BBY, METROTOWN. 1 BR, grd/ lvl. Alarm. Ns/np. $850/mo incl hydro/cbl. Dec 1. 604-430-1358

BBY, S. Newer 2 BR, f/bath. Ns/ np. $850/mo incl hydro/cable. Nr transit. Avail now. 604-307-4075

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

BBY NORTH, Lrg 2 BR g/lvl, nr SFU, 5 appls, $1200 incl utils, cble & net, Now. 604-570-0556

Bby/Edmonds Newer 2bdrm suite. r−h, ldry, n/s, n/p. $825 + utils. Call: (604) 524−2041

BURNABY HEIGHTS, 2 BR grnd level ste, $1200/mo incls utils, laundry, N/s, N/p. 604-291-6958 COQ. 2 BR bsmnt, laundry, parking, cls to amens, $825/mo + 1/2 utils, N/s, pet ok. 604-931-7432 COQ L/heed s/train 2 BR bsmt granite counter/flrs, w/d. $1100 inc net/pkg, ns, np. 778-355-3575 COQ, RIVER HEIGHTS, Lrg 1 BR ste, quiet & bright, laundry, gas f/p, hardwood, sep entry, priv yard. Near schools, transit, shopping. $850 incls utls & cable. Avail Dec15. N/S, no pets. 604-722-2294 COQ, WESTWOOD Plateau. large bright 2 BR, 1000 sf, full bath, private w/d & entry. Ns/np. $925 incl utils. Work (604) 612-3384, Home 468-4428

NEW WEST, Queensborough, 2 lev 2 BR ste, own W/D, D/W, 1.5 bath, prkg. Avail now. $1200 incls utls. NS/NP. Refs. 604-218-4164 POCO, BRIGHT 1 BR g/l, lrg fenced yard, freshly painted, new bath, inste w/d. $750 incls utils. Suits mature n/s. 604-299-5435 TOTALLY RENO’D - Nr Burquitlam Plaza, 1500 sf, 3+ BR upper Duplex, 1 ½ bths, 5 appls, gas f/p, covered sundeck & carport, N/s, N/p, refs, quiet family complex, $1400 + 60% utils. 604-421-0744

2BDRM/1BTH Elwell/Canada Way 2 bdrm bsmt suite, newer home. Close to bus/skytrain. No lndry, no smoking. May be avail. Dec 15 or Jan 1, 2012. No Pets $900 Monthly Call: (604) 522−7224 email: sgill1923@gmail.com 2BDRM 7213 10th Ave Burnaby 2 bdrm basement suite for rent in new house. NO PETS, No Smoking. $850 Monthly Call: (604) 321−2442 or 778 388 6499

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

COQ SHAUGNESSY/LOUGH. 3 BR upper lvl, 2ba, balc, priv fncd yard, 2 car garage, Dec/Jan1. $1200 + utils. 604-945-0534

6605

Townhouses Rent

COQUITLAM 2 BR townhouse , quiet family complex, no pets. $920. Call 604-942-2277. PITT MEADOWS 3 BR T/H, quiet family complex, Rent geared to income, n/p, 604-465-4851

RIVERS INLET Townhouses

(Coquitlam Centre area)

2 BR & 3 BR Townhouse

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

604-942-2012

coquitlampropertyrentals.com

6615

Wanted To Rent

8030

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

8055

Cleaning

A QUALITY CLEANING 7 days/wk Res/Comm. Low rates! Senior’s’discount. Experienced. 778-998-9127 or 778-239-9609 A.S.B.A. ENTERPRISE. Comm/ Res. Free Est. $25/hour includes supplies. Insured. 604-723-0162 J & Z UNIQUE CLEANING European Ladies, many yrs exp, home or office. 604-754-7011 TWO LITTLE LADIES WITH BIG MOPS. Your one stop cleaning shop!!... Call 778-395-6671

8060

Concrete

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

8073

8075

Drywall

*Drywall * Taping * Texture * Stucco*Painting * Steel stud framing Quality Home 604-725-8925 PATCHING, TEXTURE / smooth ceilings, plaster walls. Small jobs. 25 years exp. Call 604-671-9901

8080

Electrical

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

8087

Excavating

# 1 BACKHOE, EXCAVATOR & BOBCAT

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

8105

Drainage

Flooring/ Refinishing

Artistry of Hardwood Floors

DRAIN TILES & WATER LINES Without Digging a Trench 604-294-5300 DRAINAGE, SEWER & WATER video inspections & jack hammer Call Tobias 604 782-4322

NEW WEST/BBY Quiet Retired lady, NS/NP. 1 BR gr lev ste for Feb 1 wanted. $600 includs utls. Willing to house/pet sit to help. (negot). Exc refs. 604-522-2079

Escort Services

Carman Fox

Mia Casa − Drain Tile/Sewer Line Water Line Repairs / Replacement & Cleaning. Vince 604-941-6060, Al 604-783-3142

Ca armanFox.com

8130

Handyperson

HANDY ANDY Handyman services. Odd Jobs. (WHATEVER). 604-715-9011 HANDYMAN Repairs & Reno’s Call Walter ★ 604-790-0842

8140

Heating

Free Estimates

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

8155

Landscaping

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

8160

Lawn & Garden

Fall Yard Clean Ups Power Washing (Decks, Fences, Sidewalks) 604-986-0003 Office 604-561-9100 Colin 604-218-7644 Al greenclipper@shaw.ca

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

WILDWOOD LANDSCAPING Tree & Hedge Pruning & Removal. Fall Cleanup. 604-893-5745

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

8185

Moving & Storage

PLUMBERS

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

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

WE CAN FIX IT

Licenced & Insured Local & Long Distance

Interior Finishing Ltd

We accept Visa, Mastercard & Interac

$35/HOUR PER PERSON • 24/7 Abe Moving & Delivery and Rubbish Removal. 604-999-6020 10x10 STORAGE LOCKER $135 MOVING EVERYWHERE BEST PRICES ANYWHERE 604-710-2008 MOVERS.CA

A-LOCAL MOVERS. No job too small! Furniture assembly avail. Delivery & pick-up. 604-307-8603

CHOOBWORK

Renovation & Remodelling Residntial & Commercial ❏ Bathroom ❏ Kitchen ❏ Basement Finishings ❏ Flooring ❏ Drywall Guar’d • Insured • Bonded Free Estimate • 604-377-2995 Complete Bathroom Reno’s Suites, Kitchens,Tiling, Skylights, Windows, Doors. 604-521-1567 www.vanderloorenovations.ca HANDYMAN, Reno’s, Carpentry, H/W Flrs, Home Repairs, etc. Rob 604-307-6715 (Bby/New West/Coq)

MATCO DESIGN - Renovations *Additions*Quality Work *Ref’s 604-720-1564 matco@telus.net

Best West Moving fast, 7 days/ week, short notice moves, great mid-month rates. 604-319-1010 TwoGuysWithATruck.ca Moving, Storage, Free EST 604-628-7136. Visa, OK

8193

Oil Tank Removal

STORMWORKS

● Oil Tank Removal ● Recommended ● Insured ● Reasonable Rates

604-724-3670

8195

Painting/ Wallpaper

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

8250

Roofing

AFFORDABLE QUALITY ROOFING LTD.

“We Keep you Dry”

Don’t get caught by the rain! We also provide professional ‘Blown in Insulation’ FREE EST. NO HST!

ROOF NOW!

25 Years in Business 25 Years workmanship warranty A

604-984-9004 604-984-6560

#1 Roofing Company in BC

A-1

PAINT CO. Christmas We do Flooring & Special Interior Finishing Free Est. - 15 Years Exp. Insured /WCB

604-723-8434

3 ROOM Paint Special! $299. Includes paints & labor. Great Scott Ptg. 604-807-3708

DVK PAINTING LTD. Call Dave Int/Ext. Res/Comm. Quality work. Great rates. WCB. 604-354-2930 •Int & Ext Painting •Pressure Washing •Tiling •Lam Flrs •Misc Repairs. Brian ★ 604-936-8966

8205

Paving/Seal Coating

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

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

All types - Reroofs & Repairs Insured/WCB 778-288-8357

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

604-588-0833

SALES@ PATTARGROUP.COM

WWW.PATTARGROUP.COM

Tried & True Since 1902

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

1.877.602.7346

www.crownroofgutters.ca Quality work by Qualified Professionals. Free Estimates 24 Hour Repairs Skylights Gutters Cedar - Duriod - Torch-On Systems All work Guaranteed! Family owned & operated since 1989

(604) 299-8131

Stucco/Siding/ Exterior

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

8309

Tiling

Quality Home Improvements Install tiles, marble, granite, mosiac & stone. Guar. 604-725-8925

8315

Tree Services

$ BEST RATES $

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

8255

Rubbish Removal

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

BEN’S RUBBISH REMOVAL

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

CHEAP CHEAP

Rubbish Removal Seniors discount. 604-807-0198 DISPOSAL BINS: All bins are $149 + dump fees. 604-306-8599 www.disposalking.com

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

8335

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

AUTOMOTIVE

9105

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 www.autocreditfast.ca. DLN 30309. Free Delivery. WANT A VEHICLE BUT STRESSED ABOUT YOUR CREDIT? Christmas in November, $500 cash back. We fund your future not your past. All credit situations accepted. www.creditdrivers.ca 1-888-593-6095

9125

Domestic

2003 Pontiac Grand Am clean inside and out excellent run cond air cared new hankooks tire $800 funfit55@gmail.com sell$2750 cant insure 2 cars 604.728 8867

9130

Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

THE ONE - The Only - The Only One in Canada! Only authorized Harley-Davidson Technician Program at GPRC’s Fairview Campus. Fairview, Alberta. Oncampus residences. 1-888-999-7882; www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview. TWO WHEELIN’ EXCITEMENT! Motorcycle Mechanic Program, GPRC Fairview College Campus. Hands-on training - street, offroad, dual sport bikes. Challenge 1st year Apprenticeship exam. 1-888-999-7882; www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview.

9145

Scrap Car Removal

Call for a free estimate:

Visit us online to receive a special discount:

8300

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

PETKO the PLUMBER Cert. Res & Comm. All jobs & Renos’. Emergency 24/7 • Free Est. 604-468-3924 or 778-228-3924

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

45

Roofing

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

Interior / Exterior • New construction/Renovations/ Additions • Drywall hanging/ taping • Foundations/ Framing • Flooring: laminates/ tiles •Licensed & Insured • Free Estimates Call 604-220-7422 or 778-960-4004

1 to 3 Men

8250

AMBLESIDE ROOFING

310-JIMS (5467) www.jimsmowing.ca Book a job at: www.jimsmowing.ca

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

Al Isaac (former owner of West Van Shell) & son Colin

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

Yard Clean-ups • Hedges Pruning • Gutters • Aeration Lawn Mowing Christmas Lights Rubbish Removal

and friends

The Fox Den at Metrotown out-call Escorts Vancouver

Plumbing

“More than just mowing!”

www.affordablemoversbc.com

7015

8220

SAME DAY SERVICE

604-537-4140

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

8125

Fall Services

Seniors Discount

GREEN CLIPPER LAWN SERVICE

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

Lawn & Garden

FREE ESTIMATES

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

Gutters

8160

AFFORDABLE MOVING

HOME SERVICES Carpentry

HOME SERVICES

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

604-728-1965 John

9145

Scrap Car Removal

THE SCRAPPER SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 2H

9155

E

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

1990 FORD Ranger, 2 dr, ext cab, 2.9 engine, 5 spd, serviced by Ford, no rust, cloth int, new tires + more. $2,350. 604-524-6567

2000 FORD Ranger XLT Sport, 4x2 p/u. 6 cyl, 3.0L, 5 spd, black, 124K, $4200, 604-255-5453 (in Vancouver)

1996 Cheyenne Chevrolet Pickup 190,000 kms, 4x4 with bench seat, gasoline, manual trans, 5L V8 Vortec engine, All offers con− sidered! $3300 Call: (778) 808−1848

9160

Sports & Imports

2006 BMW 330i Sport. Blue/ blk. 82k. Local. FSH. $20,500 Call: (604) 365-9682

9515

Boats

WATERCRAFT IN SUMMER, Snowmobiles in Winter, ATV’s in Between! Become an Outdoor Power Equipment Technician. GPRC’s Fairview College Campus. Apprenticeship opportunity. On-campus residences. 1-888-999-7882; www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview.


Burnaby NOW â&#x20AC;˘ Wednesday, November 30, 2011 â&#x20AC;˘ A35

Join us in a run for Charity with this fun family event. Sunday, December 4, 2011 Jingle Bell Jog Reindeer Runners

5km starts at 9:00 AM 1km starts at 8:30 AM

Registration Fees: On or before Nov. 28 Registration Fees: After Nov. 28 Jingle Bell Jog 5k: $30 Jingle Bell Jog 5k: $35 Reindeer Runners 1k: $20 Reindeer Runners 1k: $25 Fill the Honda with toys and food to help families this Christmas. Start and Finish Line: North East Entrance of Coquitlam Centre. To learn more and register, visit us on Runners Den.ca, Facebook (Jingle Bell Jog Coquitlam) or at eventsonline.ca/events/jingle_bell_jog/

Benefitting:

Media sponsor:

Blitzen sponsor:

Dasher sponsors:

rackel creative

graphic design

Presented by: Venue sponsor:

Tri-city branches


A36 • Wednesday, November 30, 2011 • Burnaby NOW

+&' 1 !/&&3 ("5)&/ 1 !25' MULTI-BLOOM POINSETTIAS Great for holiday, displays, planters, windowsills & small spaces. Choose from traditional red, elegant white or our great selection of novelty varieties! 10cm pot/3+ blooms(reg $5.99)

EVERGREEN BOUGHS HANGING BASKET

$3.97

A lovely seasonal hanging basket, filled with evergreen boughs & accents, adds a festive touch to your entry or patio! 20cm basket (reg $34.99)

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GOLD COLLECTION™ CHRISTMAS ROSE These select varieties of hellebores, naturally producing a profusion of pure white blossoms starting in December, can be displayed for several weeks indoors, before being planted in the garden to enjoy for years to come. 15cm pot (reg $19.99)

$16.97

great hostess gift!

we make it easy

Fresh Trees have Arrived!

FROSTED FERNS Soft textured foliage appears as if it has been kissed by frost! 10cm pot (reg $6.99)

NOBLE FIR CHRISTMAS TREES

$4.97

Long lasting, with strong branches that display your most treasured ornaments perfectly. 5-6 feet tall

$39.97 great prices all season!

‘WINTER ICE’ CYCLAMEN

TABLE TOP NOBLE FIR Perfect for display on a table or as a 2nd tree for the kids! 2-4 feet tall

With silvery foliage & long lasting blooms in holiday shades of red & white. Festive indoors, or out (under-cover) in planters! 15cm pot (reg $7.99)

$5.97

$17.97

join us...

Sunday, Dec 4th at 1pm for a FREE clinic:

Making a “Grinchy Tree!”

FIND US ON.....

Open

Open

Mon - Fri: 9am-9pm Sat & Sun: 9am-6pm BURNABY* BURNABY*

• 2 blocks

Everything to Make Your Holiday Festive! w w w . g a r d e n w o r k s . c a

Mon - Fri 9am-9pm Sat & Sun 9am-6pm

MANDEVILLE MANDEVILLE

from

6250 Lougheed Hwy 6250 Lougheed Hwy Holdom skytrain

4746 SE Marine Dr 4746 SE Marine Dr

604-299-0621 604-299-0621

604-434-4111 604-434-4111

Sale ends Dec 6, 2011

Burnaby Now November 30 2011  

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