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Teachers hold public ‘mark-ins’ Jennifer Moreau staff reporter

Burnaby teachers are hoping to garner public support by holding “mark-ins” in the midst of a labour dispute with the provincial government. On Dec. 2, about 50 teachers showed up in the food court at Brentwood Town Centre. They bought something to eat, sat down at a table and pulled out their pens and paper to make a point. “Teachers were doing what they would normally be doing in the evening, but the teachers chose to do it in a public setting in order to demonstrate some of the work they do outside classroom,” said Patrik Parkes, a grievance officer with the Burnaby Teachers’ Association. Teachers have been on a partial strike since Sept. 6, while the B.C. Teachers’ Federation and the B.C. Public School Employers’ Association have attempted to negotiate a new contract. As part of the job action, teachers are not doing administrative work, issuing report cards or volunteering after hours. Parkes said some teachers are “feeling beaten up” on because the provincial government is really not willing to bargain. “We’re quite frustrated by that, and we really want the public support,” Parkes said. “We’re concerned many people don’t understand what’s going on with bargaining, and we want to be more visible and show how much work we are doing on behalf of students.” Parkes said the teachers’ biggest concerns are class size and composition, prep time and wages. At the mark-in, teachers had signs on the tables listing various things they do, such as attending meetings, consulting Teachers Page 4

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Helping seniors: Lloyd Sullivan, father of former Vancouver mayor Sam Sullivan, was one of the Rideau Manor residents who helped prepare gift baskets for less fortunate seniors. In all, 70 gift baskets were assembled for Burnaby seniors.

Seniors share the Christmas spirit Jennifer Moreau staff reporter

While Christmas is usually a magical time for children, too often it can mean loneliness for seniors. “So many people do forget about them at Christmas,” says Marilyn Gardner from Amica at Rideau Manor, a Burnaby retirement home. “They feel really isolated and forgotten by society.”

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For some, loved ones may be out of town, while others just don’t have families, Gardner says. They often live in poor health, below the poverty line, and they are alone. That’s why Amica’s charitable arm runs a cross-Canada Christmas basket program for less fortunate seniors. In Burnaby, Rideau Manor residents helped package 70 baskets for local seniors; 50 were distributed at the Gadabout Christmas lun-

cheon, 10 were given out by the Burnaby Optimist Club and 10 more through the City of Burnaby. At the luncheon, one senior who received a basket waved down Gardner. “She put her hands on her heart and said thank you, and that just got to me. I realized what we were doing was so important,” she says. To donate, go to www.amica.ca, click on About Us and Helping Hands Charity.

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Occupy SFU targets high cost of education Jennifer Moreau staff reporter

The Occupy movement has spread to Simon Fraser University, with a dozen students working to create an “open university” at the Burnaby campus. “We’re trying to democratize education,” said SFU communications student Joseph Leivdal, a Burnaby resident and one of the organizers. The group is identifying with the Occupy movement, a global wave of protests against social and economic inequality, but unlike their counterparts, the SFU students are not organizing blockades or pitching tents on campus. Instead, they want to highlight underfunding from the provincial government and organize free public teach-ins on campus. “Thirty per cent of Canadians who don’t go to school don’t go to school because of tuition rates. It’s an affordability issue,” said Leivdal. Leivdal described the open-university concept as a series of teach-ins on a variety of topics, particularly social problems. Professors or students can lead a half-hour session, followed by an open discussion. Two professors are already onside with the idea, and Leivdal is hoping to recruit more. “The goal is to really democratize education, to get information out there and get the community engaged,” Leivdal said. “It’s not just a professor lecturing the students, it’s the whole community engaged.” The teach-ins should start in January, and Occupy SFU will likely have a website up soon with more information. In the meantime, people can check the group out on Twitter @occupysfu, or search OccupyEducation on Facebook. Occupy SFU is part of a wider movement that’s organizing with other Occupy groups from UBC, Emily Carr University and Capilano University.

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Democratizing education: Joseph Leivdal, left, and Cedric Tsan are part of a new Occupy movement at Simon Fraser University. Occupy SFU is planning to hold free public “teach-ins” on campus and to highlight provincial government underfunding.

TEAM looking to unite opposition Civic party wants to get Greens and independents working together in an effort to break BCA’s monopoly Janaya Fuller-Evans staff reporter

TEAM Burnaby is expanding its definition of “team” in an attempt to prepare for the 2014 municipal election. The party is approaching other parties and independent candidates from the last election to suggest they work together next time around, according to TEAM’s new president, Ray Power. “We’ve already started talks with other groups because we need to unite into one 6

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group,” he said in a phone inter“As it sits right now, Ray has view Monday. “It’s been proven a lot of work to do before indiover and over again that if you viduals like myself and other have split parties or special intergroups would consider getests or one issue, it just doesn’t ting involved,” he wrote in an work.” email. “There must be changes And the purpose of the group that would reintroduce a trust would be to run a non-NDP affiliamongst future candidates of ated slate in the next election, he character to work together as explained. one group.” “We have to try to bring everyKvenich was a founding body in together,” Power said, member of the party, which was adding the party has already Ray Power formed as an umbrella orgastarted talks with some of the ‘We have to try to nization for people of varying candidates from the last election. bring everybody in political backgrounds, he said, together.’ Nick Kvenich, who ran as an but infighting and a lack of trust independent council candidate, have badly impacted TEAM attended TEAM’s general meeting last since then. week, he said, and spoke with Power. “I do believe that the TEAM brand Visions* Home Outfitters* Chevrolet Dealers* Army & Navy* Shoppers Drug Mart* Staples* Revy Home Centre* * not in all areas

name has taken a very hard hit and may not survive, unless there is some cleaning of the house of TEAM,” Kvenich said. “With that being said, I believe there were some good candidates in TEAM, the Green party and Parents’ Voice.” The Burnaby Municipal Greens have not been contacted by Power about working together as of yet, according to former Green council candidate Carrie McLaren. “I wouldn’t mind having a conversation with him about the next election,” she said in an email. But she’d like to see who is sticking with the party and what their future plans are first, she added. “Coalitions and cooperation are not out of the question, but requires discussions

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with parents, marking, lesson planning, preparing handouts, sponsoring clubs, extracurricular activities and organizing field trips. “We had some interaction with the public,” Parkes said. “I think our point was more to be visible. … It was a good opportunity for teachers from different schools to meet and commiserate about working conditions.” The Burnaby Teachers’ Association is holding another mark-in on Jan. 18 at Metropolis at Metrotown.

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such as the two-page ad in the Burnaby NOW during the election about the city’s new website. “These announcements are paid for by tax dollars

Pay increases are another issue TEAM will be focusing on, he said. However, Power is unsure how to proceed on getting more people to

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with all Green members,” McLaren said. Independent school board candidate Jade Tomelden had not been contacted, she said. Parents Voice and other independent candidates did not respond before press time. Power was appointed party president at a meeting on Dec. 7. He is a retired RCMP officer who ran for mayor in Vancouver in 2005, mayor in Burnaby in 2008 and council in Burnaby in the recent 2011 election. He also ran with the federal Green party in the Burnaby-Douglas riding in the 2006 election and in the same riding as a Progressive Conservative candidate in the 1997 election. Power is looking forward to preparing TEAM for the next election, after losing the mayoral, council and school board trustee spots to the entire Burnaby Citizens’ Association slate. TEAM is looking at its campaign priorities as well, he added. “I think the biggest issue is taxes and spending,” Power said. “Taxes are going up, and service charges have gone up,” he said, pointing out that some police service fees have recently increased by 1,000 per cent. How the city handles its finances is a big issue for TEAM, according to Power. “Economists believe we should tax and spend in bad times,” Power said, “and Burnaby politicians think we should tax and spend all the time.” If TEAM got in, they

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Burnaby NOW • Wednesday, December 14, 2011 • A05

Ten johns arrested in prostitution crackdown Alfie Lau

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Twelve people, including two sex-trade workers and 10 johns, were arrested this month as part of the Burnaby RCMP’s latest crime reduction project targeting prostitution along Kingsway between Boundary Road in Vancouver and 10th Avenue in New Westminster. The Burnaby RCMP’s prolific offender suppression team has been conducting the project since June 2010 as part of the detachment’s crime reduction strategy. The initiative involves targeted undercover enforcement of street level sex-trade workers and sex-trade consumers. “The project, which has been running for over a year, has resulted in 51 prostitution-related charges,” Burnaby RCMP Chief Supt. Dave Critchley said in a press release. “The priority remained the targeting of the sex-trade consumers. In one particular instance, a weapon was found on one of the men arrested. This type of

behaviour poses a great risk to the sextrade workers, the members and the community as whole. This type of behavior will not be tolerated, and we will continue to work on ways to combat this type of crime. One of our main goals in these types of projects is to identify the sextrade worker and provide them with the necessary community assistance. We are pleased to see a reduction in the number of sex trade workers in the area and a drastic reduction in calls for service.” Of the 12 people arrested this month, two were female sex-trade workers and the other 10 were johns, and they are now facing charges of communication for the purpose of prostitution. In addition, one man was allegedly found in possession of a Taser and has been charged with possession of a prohibited weapon, while two men were also allegedly found to be in possession of cocaine and are facing charges of possession for the purpose of trafficking. www.twitter.com/AlfieLau

Cops tops in country Burnaby’s unshorn cops were the best in Canada. With the calendar turning to December, the Burnaby Fuzz RCMP members who grew moustaches for Movember and prostate cancer awareness hosted a wrapup event at the main detachment of the Burnaby RCMP on Dec. 1. The big fundraiser was Const. Greg Carwithen, who single-handedly raised more than $11,000. Carwithen’s father was diagnosed with prostate cancer, and the son campaigned on behalf of his dad. The entire team raised more than $18,000, the biggest amount raised by a police agency in the country. People who still want to donate to the Burnaby Fuzz can go to www.movember.com/ca. Click Donate, then To a Team, and search for Burnaby Fuzz.

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Attawapiskat – was summarily sent It’s been a month and a half since the packing. Certainly there are hard quesleaders of the Attawapiskat reserve in tions to be answered about northern Ontario declared a how federal monies have been state of emergency. spent. Today, in mid-December, Burnaby NOW But there will be plenty of many of its 1,800 men, women time to ask and answer those and children are shivering in questions after this life-and-death crisis tents, unheated construction trailers and is stabilized. cobbled-together shacks with no runThe Conservatives’ new plan is to ning water or electricity. truck in 15 modular homes once the Riding to the rescue, the Harper roads are passable, which could be anyGovernment dispatched an accountant. where from a month to three months The $1,300-per-day bean counter from now. – to be paid for by the people of

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the government). he confidence and unity And for all his attempts to that has been building in portray his party as a moderate the NDP was on full public and modern political force, the display at the party’s convenparty members themselves once tion this past weekend, and the again displayed their preference gathering served as a coming-out for social engineering over demoparty of sorts for leader Adrian cratic process. Dix. In an effort to increase All eyes were the number of women on Dix as he gave Keith Baldrey and disadvantaged his most important speech since becoming leader last people holding legislative office, the party will bar white males spring. Although it was argufrom receiving MLA nominations ably too long, the speech was a except in certain circumstances. deft mixture of self-deprecating It’s the kind of policy that humor and key message points. shows the NDP is still rooted in The part of the speech that the politically correct, we-knowgrabbed most of the attention best mentality that raises queswas his insistence that an NDP government would have a “mod- tions of how far the party would take this philosophical approach est” agenda in its first four years. in areas of government. He pointed out the NDP governNevertheless, the convention ment in the early 1990s intromarked the 50th anniversary of duced more than 200 pieces of the NDP, and the mood was suitlegislation in four years – much ably jubilant and positive. There too much, according to Dix. were no signs of the civil war that But some contradictions were had torn the party apart almost quick to emerge. exactly a year earlier. No sooner had Dix lowered But there was also a soberexpectations than he proceeded ing reminder that things can to talk for another half hour go wrong for a party sailing about addressing all kinds of ahead in the polls. Ironically, the policy areas, from the environment to income inequality to edu- reminder came from an NDP strategist who helped steer the cation to health care. He seemed Manitoba NDP to victory in the to be suggesting putting more last three elections. resources into tackling problems Michael Balagus pointed in those areas, which doesn’t out that a year before the last exactly sound modest (he also Manitoba election, his party was seemed to suggest he’s backing in almost exactly the same apparthe B.C. Teachers’ Federation in ently hopeless situation currently contract talks, a position that has huge financial implications for NDP Page 7

We have to wonder if it will take a death before the Tories are moved to consider any real action. This didn’t happen overnight. According to Chuck Strahl, retired Conservative Indian Affairs minister, the Tories have known about the problems in Attawapiskat, and many other communities, for years. Yet not a finger was lifted. It is the height of Conservative hypocrisy to now blame the crisis on local mismanagement, given that one of Stephen Harper’s first acts in govern-

ment was to tear up the 2005 Kelowna Accord, which promised, among other things, $1.8 billion for aboriginal education and $1.6 billion for housing and clean water. Attawapiskat is just the latest in a long list of examples in which the country has failed its aboriginal people. We hope, for the sake of the families living in such terrible conditions, that this will at last be the figurative straw that breaks the camel’s back, providing genuine impetus for change that is both positive and sustainable.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Fundamental changes needed Dear Editor:

Thank you for your editorial on the global warming crisis, Nature won’t wait while we keep stalling, Our View, Burnaby NOW, Dec. 9. This issue doesn’t get the attention it deserves in Canada. The Global Carbon Project estimates 10 billion tonnes of greenhouse gases were emitted in 2010. That works out to be about 1.43 tonnes per person. According to The Montreal Gazette, Canada alone emitted 690 million tonnes of carbon dioxide in 2009, or 20 tonnes per person – 14 times the world average! High levels are largely because of increased emissions related to the extraction from Alberta’s oilsands,

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Re: Financial woes are getting worse, Burnaby NOW, Dec. 7, 2011 As a student, I have been encouraged to analyze political topics and to take my own stance on the problem. The B.C. government should not increase corporate taxes, as that will only affect the employees in wage cuts or job loss. However, the government should investigate the ridiculously high wages of CEOs. CEOs reward themselves while they watch their companies crumble, file for bankruptcy and then plead to the government for financial aid. I want to know how they are able to look at themselves after cutting thousands of employees, knowing that they raised their own wages again. A million dollars in the bank is not a necessity. Increasing corporate taxes would only allow short-term recovery; I don’t think that’s exactly what the people of British Columbia really want from our new Liberal government. Joanne Hui,

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for recovery for their archrivals. So Balagus said his party did a 180. Instead of insisting that change was a good thing, it spent a year hammering home the idea that change, in fact, was a bad thing. His party also launched a relentless, negative ad campaign against the Conservatives and their leader, Hugh McFadyen. The Conservatives were accused, over and over again, of having a secret agenda to privatize Manitoba Hydro and parts of the health-care system. The question that now arises is whether the B.C. Liberals will adopt a similar strategy and whether it will be effective. It certainly appears the B.C. Liberals are experiencing the same problem the

Manitoba NDP had when it came to arguing that having a new leader represents the kind of change voters are looking for. The B.C. Liberals have been trying to rebrand their party as the “Christy Clark Party,” and there is no evidence that it’s paying off. So will the party move off that strategy and do what the Manitoba NDP did and launch an aggressively negative ad campaign attacking the NDP and more specifically Dix himself? I’m betting that’s exactly what lies ahead, and that may mean Dix and his followers will have a tougher time staying as upbeat and positive as they were this past weekend. Keith Baldrey is chief political reporter for Global B.C.

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Burnaby NOW • Wednesday, December 14, 2011 • A09

New formula for council pay Janaya Fuller-Evans staff reporter

The salaries of Burnaby’s mayor and councils will be calculated using a new formula for 2012. The recommendation was put forward by the council indemnity advisory committee, which consisted of Patrice Pratt, past chair of VanCity Savings; David Switzer, director of the Heights Merchants Association; and Ed Jaskula, manager of the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown. The mayor’s salary, or indemnity, will now be calculated using the median of Vancouver, Surrey, Richmond, Coquitlam and Delta mayors’ indemnities from the previous year.

That median amount will then be used as the basis for a four-indicator formula, which will determine how much of an increase from that median amount the mayor should get. The current three-indicator formula – using the average of the Consumer Price Index increase, the average weekly wage increase for the province, and the Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 23 increase – will now also include the Burnaby Fire Fighters IAFF Local 323 salary increase. City councillors’ indemnities will be 45 per cent of the mayor’s indemnity, once it has been calculated for the year. “The mayor typically works more than 40 hours per week, and many of

the councillors work full-time equivalent hours. Burnaby’s council should be appropriately compensated for the contribution that they make in serving their community,” the committee’s report stated. The city is also changing its air travel expense policy, to be in line with the Metro Vancouver policy. The mayor and councillors will now be able to travel economy or business/executive class for trips that are more than nine hours long, or they can travel economy class and arrive a day ahead of the business purpose for the trip. Burnaby council approved the recommendations at Monday night’s council meeting. The changes are set to go into effect as of Jan. 1.

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Chevron is still working on the ongoing oil seep at the North Burnaby refinery, with no end in sight. The oil seep was first discovered along the north side of the refinery in April 2010. A mix of oil, diesel and crude was seeping off the property through the groundwater. Clean-up efforts have focused on stopping the material from seeping offsite and cleaning it up when it does.

Chevron spokesperson Ray Lord could not say if the seep would ever end. “We’re not in a position to speculate, but we will be managing it as long as it takes,” he said. Chevron’s aging sewer system seems to be one source of leaking oil, so the company bypassed a section. “We had reason to believe it may have had breaks in it,” Lord said. “It had been there since the ‘50s.” When questioned on the volume of oil to date, Lord couldn’t answer.

“It’s hard to put an actual number on it because we are dealing with ground water,” he said. “However, we are seeing good results, we are seeing less material coming out of the extraction pumps.” According to a report prepared for Chevron, the seeping material is a mix of “semi-refined petroleum hydrocarbons in the diesel and straightrun gasoline ranges, along with the potential for small amounts of jet fuel and/or crude oil.” www.twitter.com/JenniferMoreau

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Union workers worried about Target takeover Zellers employees worried that Target won’t honour union agreement Janaya Fuller-Evans staff reporter

Brentwood Town Centre Zellers employees are worried Target Canada will not honour their union agreement when it takes over the location. The U.S.-based retail company is taking over more than 100 Zellers stores throughout Canada and turning them into Target locations starting in 2013, including the two Zellers locations in Burnaby. The 120 workers at the Burnaby Zellers are members of the United Food and Commercial Workers’ Union, Local 1518.

The union has taken the succession issue to the Labour Relations Board, according to Andy Neufeld, spokesperson for the local. “On Oct. 4, we sent Target a letter saying the collective agreement had expired and we looked forward to setting up negotiations to renew the agreement with them and hoped to have a cooperative, positive experience,” he said. The company responded by telling the union it did not recognize the employees’ successorship, according to Neufeld. “We, at that point, filed a formal claim with the Labour Relations Board to have a successorship applied to the collective agreement that exists for the Zellers employees so that the new owners will then have to honour the

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Burnaby council has approved funding to Jubilee Cycle for its mural through the city’s mural grant program. The shop at 4816 Imperial St. applied for a grant through the Kingsway Imperial Neighbourhood Association in October. Jubilee Cycle owner Neil Davies, will receive the maximum funding for the project. Businesses can apply to get back 50 per cent of funds spent on murals, up to $3,500. Businesses have to cover the full cost of the mural and submit applications for the funding, along with receipts, to the city for reimbursement. All applications must be submitted through one of Burnaby’s four neighbourhood asso-

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terms of that collective ment remains in effect until a new one is negotiated, he agreement,” he said. The issue of successor- explained. “I think there’s real conship is well established in B.C.’s labour laws, accord- cern about what the future holds,” he said ing to Neufeld. regarding the The union “We think this is employees. is concerned Lisa Gibson, Zellers will lay only just that the the commuoff the employinvestment they nications conees who will tact for Target then have to made into that did reapply to job be protected.” Canada, not respond to Target, he said. repeated email “A lot of ANDY NEUFELD and phone them have United Food and Commercial Workers’ Union, Local 1518 requests for had fairly long a comment career with Zellers, and we think this on the issue before press is only just that the invest- time. Gibson has, however, ment they made into that job be protected,” Neufeld told other media outlets, said, “because they are such as The Vancouver Sun, operating under a collec- via email that the company views this as a real estate tive agreement.” The employees’ collec- transaction, not a business tive agreement expired on acquisition. Mark Leier, director March 31, but according to B.C. labour laws, the agree- of the Centre for Labour

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Studies at Simon Fraser University, couldn’t speak specifically about the Zellers employees’ issue but said real estate deals and weaker succession rights can adversely affect workers. “One of the things we forget is that even places like McDonald’s are also functioning as real estate companies,” he said, adding the company owns the land and franchises the stores out. “These are very complicated organizations that are making money from all kinds of ways and directions,” Leier said. And these transactions

can have a negative impact on unionized employees, he added. “The difficulty here, in part, is that union successor rights have been significantly weakened over the last 30 years or so,” Leier explained, adding the ability to buy a company as real estate rather than as a business further weakens successor rights – those protecting workers if another company buys their employer out. “It is a tricky complex world out there, and workers are usually the ones who pay the price for that,” he said. www.twitter.com/janayafe

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Everything’s coming up chocolate Janaya Fuller-Evans staff reporter

Shelley Wallace wants to sweeten the world. The former waitress recently opened her first chocolate shop in Burnaby. The whimsical pink, green and cream-stripedwallsofHagensborg Chocolates gaily greet those who enter, while hand-dipped s’more chocolates tempt customers from the front counter and Truffle Pig chocolates and bars line the shelves at the shop near Production Way SkyTrain station. “We did everything ourselves,” says owner Shelley Wallace of the new shop. The s’mores are Shelley’s own creation – with a buttery cookie wafer base under a flavoured marshmallow, hand-dipped in milk or dark chocolate. The peppermint s’more is a perfect mixture of textures, and the combination of chocolate and peppermint marshmallow is delicious. While the shop is new, Hagensborg has been selling its Truffle Pig chocolates and bars since 2006. Shelley didn’t start out as a chocolatier but has loved chocolate ever since she was a child, she says. Shelley was a waitress at the Four Seasons Restaurant in Vancouver for a decade when she decided it was time to move on to another career. “I didn’t want to be stuck in a box,” she says. So she asked her customers for ideas of other options she could explore. One customer told her he was thinking of closing down his chocolate factory. “It was so sad, like losing Willy Wonka,” Shelley says. So she suggested she partner with him and help revitalize the business. In 2004, when she first entered the factory, she knew she’d made the right decision, she says. “It was like a dream come true,” she says, describing it as being surrounded by “a swarm of

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Sweet dreams: Shelley Wallace has just opened her first chocolate shop, Hagensborg Chocolates, on Bonneville Place in Burnaby. chocolate.” Two years later, Truffle Pig chocolate bars were born. Shelley came up with the concept for Snuffly the Truffle Pig by playing on the role of truffle pigs, which root for rare and expensive truffle mushrooms along the forest floor, and combining it with chocolate truffles instead. The idea was to make a personal connection with the customer with a bit of humour and whimsy, she says. “Whether you find him cute and appealing, or are a little shocked at the cheekiness of a pig on a chocolate bar, there’s a connection,” Shelley explains. The concept seems to have worked, with Truffle Pig bars sell-

ing in shops throughout North America, as well as online at www.hagensborg.com. Shelley developed her work ethic on the family farm as a child and her marketing savvy as a student at Kwantlen Polytechnic University after high school. But it was a long road from high school to her current success, she says. “When I left high school I wanted to be CEO of an advertising company,” she says, adding she met a boy, got distracted from her dream and had two children. Those children, a 13-year-old son and 10-year-old daughter, now help out in the shop. “They love it,” Shelley says, adding it is how they earn their

allowance and learn about the value of money. “They help dip the chocolates.” Running a successful chocolate business is such a dream come true that Shelley says she feels like a princess in a fairy tale. “We’re all princesses here,” she says of the business. “There are no titles.” But the dream has a good, solid chocolate base, Shelley adds. While Shelley has enlisted master chocolatiers to create the recipes for her chocolates, she has spent the last couple of years studying the art herself. Shelley studied to be an apprentice chocolatier in Paris in 2010, and last spring she worked on new recipes with master choco-

latier Derrick Tu Tan Pho, who is the director of the Callebaut Chocolate Academy in Quebec. Hagensborg uses all natural ingredients, Shelley says, and focuses on ethical trading practices. The company’s new Wild Boar bar uses single origin chocolate, which comes from a single region or country with a distinctive flavour that is influenced by the territory, according to Shelley. The company’s chocolate making techniques, as well as Shelley’s personal journey as a chocolatier, is described in her Princess Blog at hagensborg.com/blog. The shop is at 103-3686 Bonneville Pl. in Burnaby. www.twitter.com/janayafe

Credit union gets tacky for charity at Christmastime MOVERS & SHAKERS Janaya Fuller-Evans

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kitsch will be adorning the sweaters of Community Savings Credit Union employees this month. And it is all in the name of charity, as well as good fun. Staff at each of the credit union’s branches will be wearing ugly holiday sweaters on Dec. 16 to raise funds for The Lower Mainland Purpose Society. “We are excited to kick

off the holidays by helping such a great cause while daring to wear the ugliest sweaters possible,” said Cam Gillett, manager of branch operations, in a press release. Residents can go to the Burnaby branch at 2044333 Ledger Ave. to check out the sweaters for themselves. The apparel can also be viewed online. People can vote for

their favourite ugly sweaters at www.wowthatisugly.com. The credit union has committed to donating $1 per vote, up to $1,000, to the society.

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The Burnaby Mental Wealth Society is inviting Burnaby to celebrate the holidays with them this Friday, from 7 to 11

p.m. at the West Burnaby United Church at 6050 Sussex Ave. The fundraising dance will feature Burnaby group Rainshadow, and there will also be a silent auction. The silent auction includes items such as a limousine ride, gift baskets, and diamond earrings. Tickets to the event are

$6 for members and $10 for non-members. The society’s centre is at risk of shutting down after losing its funding from Fraser Health as of Aug. 31. If the society is not able to secure core funding, it may have to close its doors on Dec. 31. Those wishing to make a donation to the society can do so on its website, at www.bmws.bc.ca.


A12 • Wednesday, December 14, 2011 • Burnaby NOW

Company in the Dragon’s Den Janaya Fuller-Evans staff reporter

Ads on Naps co-founders Jag Manhas and Phil Chow entered the Dragon’s Den voluntarily – and survived. Manhas,aBritishColumbiaInstitute of Technology student, and Chow, a Simon Fraser University alumnus, took part in a mini Dragon’s Den at SFU’s Surrey campus on Sept. 9. The advertising company sells high-definition ad space on napkins, which are supplied free of charge to businesses in Canada. The Ads on Naps team went up against another team – presenting a social networking venture called Caregaroo – and met with Jim Treliving and Bruce Croxon from CBC’s Dragon’s Den. Treliving is the owner of Boston Pizza International and Croxon is the founder of Lavalife and Vida Spas. The Caregaroo team presented the winning business pitch, but Treliving and Croxon were interested in the Ads on Naps concept, according to the founders. “Both Phil and I started talking to Jim and Bruce,” Manhas said in a phone interview on Oct. 21. “Hopefully we’re going to get a deal done with Jim on the side, and we’ve been invited to the show in Toronto.” They’re working on getting their napkins in every Mr. Lube in Canada, according to Manhas, and possibly every Boston Pizza across Canada, as well. The company also prints QR codes – scannable bar codes – on the nap-

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Alpha Secondary together, have been working on the concept for a year and a half, Chow says. “In other places around the world it’s really, really successful,” Manhas says, noting that no one is doing it in Vancouver as of yet. The mini-Dragon’s Den was put on by the Beedie School of Business, in partnership with Venture Connection and Coast Capital Savings. For more information on Ads on Naps, go www.adsonnaps.com. The company is also on Twitter, @adsonnaps, and has an AdsOnNaps page on Facebook. www.twitter.com/janayafe

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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14 Burnaby/New West Newcomers and Friends Club, welcomes women who are new to the area. This is a wonderful way for women of all ages and cultures to make new friends. Info: Lenore: 604-294-6913.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15 Health Watch, drop in blood pressure, height/weight monitoring, health info, consultation, massage and socializing, 10 to 11:45 a.m. Chair exercises at 10:50 a.m. Foot clinic, paid service by appointment. Edmonds Community Centre, 7282 Kingsway. Info: 604-5249060.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 19 Health alert, drop-in blood pressure, weight monitoring, health info, massage, socializing and relaxation, 9:30 to 11:15 a.m. Exercise at 10:15 a.m., presentation on flu and cold prevention at 11 a.m., at Bonsor Seniors Centre, 6550 Bonsor Ave. Info: 604-4391456. Mini bus trip, from Confederation Seniors Centre. Christmas Carol ship cruise, 5:30 to 11 p.m., $70.95. Dress for cold weather. Confederation Centre is at 4585 Albert St. Info: 604-2941936. Arrive 15 minutes early to catch the bus.

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Wildcat wrestling getting younger Tom Berridge

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The seven-time provincial champion Burnaby Central wrestling program is finding its roots again. Led by brothers Parm and Amar Dhesi, both age group champions at the national level, Central, a top-two finisher in nine of the past 12 seasons, last won back-to-back B.C. high school boys’ banners in 2009 and 2010. This year, Central opened the high school wrestling season at the War on the Floor at Simon Fraser University with good results in the elite division but also with promising placements in the younger age categories, particularly in the Grade 8 ranks. “We’re looking pretty good. We have a good group of young kids. It’s the best group of Grade 8s we’ve had in a long time,” said Central head coach Gianni Buono. Parm and Amar dominated in their respective 100-kilogram and 130kg divisions, while Cedric Bihis, Saekwon Brown and Saheel Khan also medalled for third place. Parm scored a seldom seen five-point takedown in one match that lasted all of just 15 seconds. Amar won all of his super-heavyweight matches by technical superiority. Bihis won bronze in a tough 54kg class, and Brown placed third at 48kg, while Khan was third in the heavyweight group. Brandon Morris also finished in sixth place for Central at 110kg. In the boys’ 57kg division, Burnaby South’s

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Mat wars: Christina Fernandes of St. Thomas More Collegiate, in blue, grapples with Marlow Mathieson of the Warriors Wrestling Club at 51 kilograms at the War on the Floor wrestling meet at SFU on Thursday. Melvin Arciaga, a national cadet champion last year at 50kg, finished with a second-place medal. But unlike past championship years when the Central program enjoyed quality at the expense of quantity, Central looks as if it might be able to rely on both this season. The Wildcat team had four winners and one runner-up at the War on the Floor in the Grade 11 and 12 novice division. Central also counted a heaping handful of first- and second-year wrestlers on the podium at the SFU meet. Darren Arjun took first

place at 48kg, and Jumsher Saroya won at 57kg. Cody Recksy was a runner-up at 110kg. Two Burnaby North wrestlers who train with Buono, Chelsea and Jake Coombs, both won gold in their respective girls’ and boys’ novice finals. Central’s Tatiana Ivan placed second in the Grade 9 and 10 girls’ 63kg final. Almost half of the 17 Central first-years participating at the SFU meet also found their way onto the podium. Jessica Sanchez won at 57kg, while Nasiba Froogh and Natasha Louie both

placed fourth at 50 and 41kg, respectively. On the boys’ side, Diego Martinez was second at 51kg, Alex Shaw was third at 41kg, and Evan Enriquez also won a bronze at 45kg. Billy Trengrove and Nazid Omar both finished among the top five in the Grade 8 group. “We just have a good group of Grade 8s this year,” Buono added. “We have kids who want to work hard and win. It’s awesome.” But translating that hard work into real results by the end of the season takes more commitment

than some young students realize, Buono said. When Buono asks his would-be incoming wrestlers, “who wants to be a champion?” all hands go up. When he then points out the amount of hard work and training that goes into winning a gold medal, enthusiasm drops off a bit. “Everyone wants to know a secret. Everyone wants a magic trick,” said Buono, who added the truth is it takes “tons of time” in training to produce a champion. “Working hard is not fun.”

New para-athletics coach named Alfie Lau

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Athletics Canada announced late last week that Laurier Primeau of Burnaby has replaced Ozzie Sawicki as para-athletics head coach as the organization readies for the London 2012 Paralympic Games. According to an Athletics Canada press release issued on Dec. 9, Primeau has a wealth of technical and coaching experience.

His main task and focus is on final team preparations and head coach duties at the 2012 Games in London, England. “Our athletes and coaches will receive a clear high-performance message,” said Martin Goulet, chief high performance officer with Athletics Canada. “We are expecting enhanced motivation and confidence under Laurier’s leadership. He will provide strong direction and the required support to our targeted athletes.”

Primeau’s focus is to establish clear lines of communication between coaching staff, integrated support team, targeted athletes and personal coaches, and to ensure targeted athletes have everything required in their training environments in the lead-up to the Paralympic Games. Primeau, who led the Scottish 2010 Commonwealth Games team, is currently head coach at Trinity Western University, as well as a high performance para-athletics coach with Athletics Canada.

From 2002 to 2009, Primeau was involved with Canada’s national program as a coach in the areas of jumps, combined events and relays. Primeau also served in a coaching capacity at two world junior championships and three Pan American junior championships and was a member of the national track and field team from 1990 to 1998, competing in the 400-metre hurdles and 4x400-metre relay. www.twitter.com/AlfieLau

Take in Burnaby’s festive fundraisers The Simon Fraser University hockey team will be playing an exhibition charity game against the Burnaby firefighters at the Bill Copeland Sports Centre on Saturday, Dec. 17. All proceeds will benefit the Burnaby Firefighters Charitable Society’s nutritional snack program for local schools. Following the game, there will be a public skate with the firefighters and SFU hockey players, so bring your skates. Tickets available at Scoff’s Hockey Shop or at the door. Earlier in the month, SFU salvaged a 3-3 tie after giving up three goals in the middle period to the University of Victoria in B.C. Intercollegiate hockey last week. The club Clan jumped out to a 2-0 first-period lead on goals by Ben Van Lare and Tony Oak at the Ian Stewart Complex in Victoria. But UVic roared back at the start of the second period to tie the contest 2-2 in a five-minute span. Barry Moscone of Burnaby put the visitors ahead a minute later, but again UVic was able to draw even. The final period was scoreless.

Adopt a family

A Burnaby Girls minor soccer team is putting a spark into Christmas this season. The under-11 Select Sparks are raising money as a team to be donated to the Salvation Army towards sponsoring a family in need this holiday season. As part of this initiative, the Sparks will be playing a special exhibition soccer game against their parents, siblings and some special guests on Christmas Eve. The game will be held on Saturday, Dec. 24, beginning at 9 a.m. at the Burnaby 8Rinks indoor turf field. For more on the Adopt a Family program, please visit www.salva tionarmy.ca/britishcolum bia/2011/09/26/adopta-family/ or call Miriam Leslie at 604-872-7676.


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university career. Last season, Decker had a recordsetting year that led to the program’s first-ever Tewarraton Award nomination and a national Div. II player of the year mention. Decker led the country with 4.82 points and 2.94 assists per game, while finishing with 32 goals and a single-season program record 50 helpers. A three-year letter winner, Decker was named a first team All-American, first team All-Conference Carolinas and conference tournament MVP.

Burnaby’s Riley Loewen and former Burnaby junior Jackson Decker were both named pre-season NCAA Division II first team All-Americans on Dec. 9. Loewen shared a Conference Carolinas player of the year honour with fellow Limestone College teammate Shayne Jackson last season. The junior attack tied for ninth in the nation in scoring with 54 goals and 74 points. He was third nationally in both points (4.35) and goals (3.18) per game. Loewen has garnered 82 goals and 111 total points in just 30 games in his

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SFU SOCCER AWARDS

Clan program hands out its year-end awards The Simon Fraser University men’s soccer team wrapped up a historic season with their year-end awards ceremony night earlier this month. A total of five awards were handed out, while the four graduating seniors were also recognized for their outstanding contributions to SFU’s undefeated men’s soccer this season. Carlo Basso was recognized as the team’s top goal scorer. The 2011 Great Northwest Athletic conference co-player of the year led the Clan, and the conference, with 16 goals, averaging 0.84 per game. It was the second season in a row that Basso led the Clan in scoring. The SFUEFA Cup champion for the 2011 season was goalkeeper Sheldon Steenhuis. The cup is pre-

sented annually to the player who accumulates the most points in drills and competitions during the team’s training sessions. The most inspirational player award, voted on by his peers, was presented to Kyle Knees. Knees suffered a seasonending injury early in the season and proved to be an inspiration for his teammates in how he handled the injury and his work ethic as he recovered. Helge Neumann and Carson Gill received the captain’s award after serving as captains during the Clan’s 2011 GNAC championship run. Finally, the players selected Anthony DiNicolo as the recipient of the player of the year award. DiNicolo, who was also recognized in the graduat-

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ing players portion of the evening, was also named to the Great Northwest Athletic Conference allacademic team and as a first team GNAC all-star. Josh Bennett was also recognized as an all-star in his last season with the Clan. After completing his degree, Bennett will be pursuing a professional soccer career. He finished his career in a tie for 29th spot on the Clan’s all-time goals scored list with 29 in his career. Carson Gill is another native British Columbian, who capped off a stellar career as a member of the Clan defence this year. Like DiNicolo, Gill was named to the the GNAC all-academic team this season. Max Baessato also departs SFU this year after suiting up for three seasons with the Clan.

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9474 149A St., Surrey. IMMACULATE 3 BR + DEN, 2.5 bath in fabulous family area. $549,900. 604-583-8895 www.dreamhome9474.ca

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6035

3BDRM/3.5BTH 18556-64B Ave Surrey, B.C. Clover Valley Stn! Move in ready 2 storey w/bsmt− shows a 10 ! MLS F1126725 for info −super area − Open Sunday Dec11 from 1−3 $489,900 Sherry Misyk Prudential (604) 533−3231

www.GVCPS.ca / 604-812-3718

6008-26

LANGLEY 2 BR mobile completely remodelled air conditioning, storage, large decks. Seniors 50+ . $49,500. 604-534-2997

Port Moody

PRICE REDUCED! NOW $309,000 College Park, Port Moody

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.

http://www.burnabynow.com

Jess LaFramboise 604-815-7190

RENTALS Apt/Condos

1 BR in Surrey, elev, nr transit, shopping onsite, no pets, from $670, incentives. 604-589-7040 BBY, Lougheed Mall. Bach $700 & 1 BR $825. Avail Now. Incl heat & h/ot water. ns/np, newly reno’d, storage, 604-779-3882 BBY S. 2 Br. $915. 6187 Kingsway, cat ok, hardwood, ug prkg, WiFi, Jan 1, 604-818-1129

6508

Apt/Condos

Apt/Condos

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

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

CALYPSO COURT

AMBER (W)

401 Westview St, Coq

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

AMBER ROCHESTOR

ARBOUR GREENE

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

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

office: 604- 936-3907

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

6508

6508

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

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

545 Rochester Ave, Coq

Mobile Homes

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Abbotsford

CENTRAL LOCATION ABBOTFORD 4 level split, 3 BR., 2 ½ baths, double att. garage, large dble. lot fully landscaped with large work/garden shed. Updated throughout incl. oak floor and pot lights in the kitchen, new en suite, new window coverings, new paint inside and out, new roof and completed basement with wet bar plus intercom/ radio system up and down. Great for medium to large family – lots of room to install pool or play area in the backyard. Good neighbors who have lived on this street for years – well looked after properties. $479,000 (this price includes all appliances) and some furniture negotiable. Call for appointment to view 604-855-7033 or cell. 604-807-8441. For sale by owner. No realtors

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

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Houses - Sale

6020-02

Real Estate

NEW WEST Uptown SW 14th flr corner unit in Woodward, 1366sf, 3 BR, Amazing Views! $498,000. ReMax Jason Luke 778-834-6873

★ ALERT: WE BUY HOUSES ★ Older House! Damaged House! Difficulty Selling! No Fees! No Risk! Quick Cash! Call Us First! 604-657-9422

Cut Your Debt by up to 70% DEBT Forgiveness Program

Play Fur Paws Dog Daycare

CHOC LAB puppies, vet checked, reg parents, ready to go. $550. 1-604-701-1587

Call: 604-570-3341

Condos/ Townhouses

Each

BE YOUR OWN BOSS with Great Canadian Dollar Store. Franchise opportunities now available. Call today for details 1-877-388-0123 ext. 229 or visit our website: www.dollarstores.com

Dogs

ALL SMALL breed pups local & non shedding, $399+. 604-590-3727 or 604-514-3474 www.puppiesfishcritters.com

Need a Car? Tired of Taking the Bus? Credit Challenges? Chris Can Help

6008

6015

Phone: 604-309-5849

5040

604-724-7652

3508

5017

Money to Loan

Full colour, double sided

Cats

CATS for ADOPTION Royal City Humane Society. 604-524-6447 www.rchs.bc.ca

Mobile Accounts Payable, Simply Accounting. Burnaby, New West, Surrey. 604-496-7383

5070

alljobs@telus.net

AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD (Aussies) puppies. Little Teddy Bears full of love & devotion. Vet ✔ & shots. 778-549-4037 CANARIES YOUNG SINGING, $45 each firm. Zebra Finches $15 each, firm. Call 604 939-5666

Accounting/ Bookkeeping

604-779-6978

PETS & LIVESTOCK

3503

5005

REAL ESTATE

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

552 Dansey Ave, Coq

Apt/Condos

NEW WESTMINSTER St Andrews Street

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

Call (604) 518-5040

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

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

NEW WESTMINSTER, Bachelor Apt, $585/mo Includes heat, h/w, cable & parking. Near Skytrain. Available Dec 15th. Cats okay! Deposit required.

Call 604-521-2884

Rentals

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RENTALS

6508

Apt/Condos

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

6508

Apt/Condos

PORT MOODY 651 Klahanie Dr, Nahanie Tower, 15th flr, Fabulous view, 1225 sqft, 2 BR, 2 baths, all appls, prkg, Canoe Club, amens, $1650. n/s, n/p, 604-469-1985

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.

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

6508

Apt/Condos

VANCOUVER MODERN 1 BR & 2 BR Apartment Rentals at Collingwood Village. Steps to Joyce skytrain. Low-rise/Highrise buildings. 1-888-830-4232 2BDRM/1.5BTH close to Brentwood Mall and Skytrain, shared laundry, hot water and heat included. No Smoking, No Pets. $1,100 Monthly + Utils. Call: (778) 835−8622

REGENCY COURT 436-7th ST. NEW WEST 1 BR Very Clean & Quiet, Extra Storage, Secured Parking, Top Floor, Near Wesminster Mall, Library, and Medical Builldings. Includes Heat & Hot Water, N/S, Not Pets, $725.00 Per Month Call 604-306-9111

6515

Duplexes - Rent

BBY, TRINITY, upper 2 BR ste in 4plex, incls cable prkg. $875. Av now. N/S. Cat OK. 778-227-4431

6540

Houses - Rent

2 BR RANCHER, 2 bath, Edmonds & Kingsway, $1500/mo, Avail Jan 1. Call 604-809-3750

320-9th St, New West

CALL 604 715-7764

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

BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

NEW WEST

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

Call 604-540-9300 ROYAL CRESCENT ESTATES

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

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

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, good location, h/wd floors. $2,400/mo. 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

6450

Miscellaneous Rentals

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

6595

Shared Accommodation

6595-20

Coq./Poco/ Port Moody

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. Call 778-846-5275

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

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

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

BBY 2 BR grnd lev ste, sh’d W/D, lrg yrd. Nr transit. $800 + utls. NS/ NP. Avail Jan 1. 604-517-1491

BBY CARIBOO/10TH Ave 1 BR $660 incls utils/cbl/ WiFi, ns, np, nr bus. Av now. 778-846-4745

HOME SERVICES

8055

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

Renting or buying, we’ve got what you’re looking for.

Concrete

BBY IMPERIAL & KINGSWAY, Lrg 2 BR g/l ste, pri entry, 1500sf, full kitch, 1.5 baths, w/d. Near Metrotown & skytrain. Avail Now. $1250. N/P & N/S. 604 436-2970 COQ. NICE, quiet, reno’d 3 BR gr lev, f/p, W/D, hrdwd flrs. NS/NP. $985 + 1/2 utils. 604-809-9850 COQ, RIVER HEIGHTS, Lrg 1 BR ste, quiet & bright, laundry, gas f/p, hardwood, sep entry, priv yard. Near schools, transit, shops $825 incls utls & cable. Avail now/ Jan 1. N/S, no pets. 604-722-2294 N. WEST, Queensborough, 3 BR, main flr, all appls, own parking. $1100/mo + utils, available now. 604-722-5550 or 604-671-8389 NEW WEST, Queens Park, 4th St, 10 mins to Columbia stn, 1 BR, priv ent, secured back yd, Quiet character home/modernized. Suits 1 person. $635 incl utils & lndry. Jan 1. NS/NP. 604-521-3025

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 W/W PLATEAU, 2 BR bsmnt, incls heat, gas, net, N/p. $825. 604-945-6328 or 604-374-2655

3BDRM/2BTH 4568 Grafton st 3−Bdroom & detached single garage. available immediately. Inside newly painted. Mountain view at livroom.Tv & Internet included. Pets OK $1,580 Monthly Call: (604) 780−2426 email: 65dwang@telus.net 2BDRM/1BTH Elwell St Canada Way 2 bdrm bsmt suite avail. Jan 1st. Near amen. No smkg, no lndry. No Pets $900 Monthly Pls call: (604) 522−7224 or email: sgill1923@gmail.com

6605

Townhouses Rent

2 BR +den, 1100sf, wd, new reno, rec fac. nr Lougheed Mall/SFU, $1200, Jan 15th 604-607-5445

DALL’ANTONIA CONCRETE Friendly Family Run Business for over 40 years. 604-240-3408

8073

Drainage

BAJ MINI EXCAVATING: Water leak, sewer, oil tank, retain’g wall, concrete removal. 604-779-7816

6620

NEW WEST, 530 Victoria, avail Dec 1, very clean, new furnace, $1600/mo. Call 604-922-4390

8185

Moving & Storage

Licenced & Insured Local & Long Distance

MATCO DESIGN - Renovations

FREE ESTIMATES Seniors Discount

www.affordablemoversbc.com

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

Best West Moving fast, 7 days/ week, short notice moves, great mid-month rates. 604-319-1010

DRAINAGE, SEWER & WATER video inspections & jack hammer Call Tobias 604.782.4322

TwoGuysWithATruck.ca Moving, Storage, Free EST 604-628-7136. Visa, OK

Personals

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

8075

Drywall

PATCHING, TEXTURE / smooth ceilings, plaster walls. Small jobs. 25 years exp. Call 604-671-9901

Flooring/ Refinishing

8105

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

8125

Gutters

Christmas Lights Installations, Gutter Cleaning & Repairs Call George • 778-859-7793

8130

Oil Tank Removal

STORMWORKS

● Oil Tank Removal ● Recommended ● Insured ● Reasonable Rates

604-724-3670

8195

Painting/ Wallpaper

A-1

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

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

604-723-8434

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

8055

Stevie’s Handyman Services Big or Small, we do it ALL! Call Stevie • 778-997-0337

8140

Heating

8155

Landscaping

★ AMAZING TOUCH LAND’G ★ Bobcat, paving, retaining walls, turfing, planting. 604-889-4083 ★ OPERA LANDSCAPING ★ Bobcat, retaining walls, irrigation, paving, fences. 778-688-2444

Roofing

AFFORDABLE QUALITY ROOFING LTD.

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 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

DVK PAINTING LTD. Call Dave Int/Ext. Res/Comm. Quality work. Great rates. WCB. 604-354-2930

8220

Plumbing

Anvil Plumbing & Heating Ltd.

1.877.602.7346

Visit us online to receive a special discount:

www.crownroofgutters.ca AMBLESIDE ROOFING

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

9125

Domestic

604-782-4344

2006 LINCOLN Signature Series, MINT, 57k kms, loaded. $18,000. 604-535-8101 or 778-552-7388

SNOW REMOVAL

• Yard Clean-Ups • Pruning • Gutters • Landscaping

• Xmas Lights • Hedges • Rubbish Removal • Odd Jobs

310-JIMS (5467) BOOK A JOB AT

www.jimsmowing.ca

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

WE CAN FIX IT

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

Rubbish Removal

DISPOSAL BINS: All bins are $149 + dump fees. 604-306-8599 www.disposalking.com

8300

Stucco/Siding/ Exterior

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

Tiling 8309 PTV HOME RENOVATIONS Bath & Kitchen Christmas Special

15% OFF

All Tiling Supplies

(selected wholesaler —cash sales)

778-235-1772 Est 1995

A to Z CERAMIC TILES Installation, Repairs, Fair Prices Free Est. 444-4715 cel 805-4319 Quality Home Improvements Install tiles, marble, granite, mosiac & stone. Guar. 604-725-8925

8315

Tree Services

$ BEST RATES $

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

9125

Domestic

9145

Scrap Car Removal

THE SCRAPPER

PLUMBERS

SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL

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

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

8255

2001 Chrysler Sebring Automatic 84,000 kms Excellent condition inside and out. Retired lady driven. $2,900 Call: (604) 987-3697

15% off all plumbing & heating calls $69/HR Lic’d/Ins. Exp & friendly Clogged drains, plumbing, small jobs OK! Call 24/7! 604-805-2488

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

AUTOMOTIVE

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC

Lawn & Garden

Cleaning

A QUALITY CLEANING 7 days/wk Res/Comm. Low rates! Senior’s’discount. Experienced. 778-998-9127 or 778-239-9609

8250

Call for a free estimate:

•Int & Ext Painting •Pressure Washing •Tiling •Lam Flrs •Misc Repairs. Brian ★ 604-936-8966

Same Day Service, Fully Insured

Carpentry

RIGHTWAY Home Services Renovation(Interior/Exterior)/Basement/ Bathroom/Kitchen/Call 604-782-0992

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

Handyperson

Winter Services

8030

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

“We Keep you Dry”

8193

Roofing

CHOOBWORK

HOME IMPROVEMENTS Carpentry, Drywall, Handyman, 30 yrs exp. David • 604-825-4072

45 We accept Visa, Mastercard & Interac

8250

Interior Finishing Ltd

Renovation & Remodelling Residntial & Commercial ❏ Bathroom ❏ Kitchen ❏ Basement Finishings ❏ Flooring ❏ Drywall Guar’d • Insured • Bonded Free Estimate • 604-377-2995

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

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

7010

Renovations & Home Improvement

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

• Licensed Plumber • Gas Fitter 24 Hour Emergency Service

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

8240

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

604-537-4140

COQUITLAM 2 BR townhouse , quiet family complex, no pets. $920. Call 604-942-2277.

Warehouse/ Commercial

Lawn & Garden

1 to 3 Men

P.MOODY HERITAGE Mnt. New,1 BR + Den, 925sf, all appls, Immed $975 ns/np. 604 469-9946 POCO, BRAND NEW Fraser/ Oxford. 1 BR bsmt avail now. NS/ NP. $750 incl utls. 604-364-6250

8160

AFFORDABLE MOVING

8160 BBY, Cumberland. Newer 2 BR, grd/lvl. Full bath. Radiant heat. Big fenced yard with priv entry. Nice, quiet area. Ns/np. $850/mo incl hydro/cable. Near park, bus & schools. Immed. 604-307-4075

Cleaning

8060

COQ WEST 2.5 BR with bsmt, 2 baths, n/s, nr skytrain, 1400 sqft, $1200, Jan 1. 604-939-0296

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

Burnaby NOW • Wednesday, December 14, 2011 • A27

2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser

2H

E

Limited Edition

New windshield, no accidents, air conditioning,tinted windows, sun roof, 4 door hatchback, red with tan leather & suede seats, AM/FM radio with CD and tape player, power windows & locks. Currently on new Pirelli winter tires, also comes with a set of Michelin all-seasons on polished aluminum wheels, new/unused snow chains. Excellent condition, kept on regular maintenance schedule, very clean, runs great, cheap on gas. $4500.

604-615-8403

#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 2009 NISSAN Versa SL, 1 owner, 43,500 kms, gray, loaded, 4 dr h/b $11,995. 604-987-5243


A28 • Wednesday, December 14, 2011 • Burnaby NOW

Call our florists at GARDENWORKS at Mandeville TODAY to order your FRESH FLOWERS for the HOLIDAYS! 604-434-4111 We deliver around town or around the world!

tree topped? stockings stuffed? CHRISTMAS TRIMS Choose from our entire selection of tree toppers & ornaments, LED lights, Egyptian Glass, holiday accents & more!

ALL POINSETTIAS

25% Off

20% OFF!

This week ONLY!

thursd is custoay, dec 15 appreciamer tion day

MINI PHALAENOPSIS ORCHID

15%

An elegant & long-lasting addition to your holiday decor. Perfect for pre-Christmas gift giving! 10cm pot (reg $19.99)

ALL pur off chases

$16.97

5-6 FOOT NOBLE FIR CHRISTMAS TREES Long lasting, with strong branches that display your most treasured ornaments perfectly.

$39.97

we make it easy

Visit us and MARVEL at our selection & display of Christmas Trees!

GIVE A

GARDENWORKS

GIFT CARD!

Available in-store or on-line!

from 3 feet to 10 feet and taller! Charlie Browns Nobles Douglas Grands Nordmans Frasers Blue Spruce

FREE SEMINAR

Great Prices ALL Season

• Each tree individually displayed - choose your perfect tree

thursday, dec 15

• Spacious under-cover shopping - stay warm & dry

6:30pm @ Lougheed store

• Friendly staff and an amazing festive atmosphere

‘Easy Centrepieces & Mantle Decor’

• Great selection of potted trees & Christmas greens too!

FIND US ON..... Open ‘til 8pm Saturday Dec 17th

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 20, 2011

Burnaby Now December 14 2011  

Burnaby Now December 14 2011