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A Burnaby man who ran for school board has been cleared of hate speech allegations made by a local teacher on behalf of a student. The teacher, who wishes to remain anonymous, complained to RCMP after an Oct. 25 school board meeting, when Gordon World spoke against Out in Schools, a film program for students on bullying and homophobia. “I made a report to the police on behalf of a student,” the teacher wrote in an emailed statement to the NOW. “The student believed there were comments made that constituted hate speech. Based on the student’s report to me, I believed the student had some valid concerns. Evidently, what the student heard or perceived may have Gordon World differed from what was actually said as the police found the comments did not meet the threshold for criminal hate speech.” The allegations were part of the ongoing saga between gay rights advocates and parents opposed to the school district’s policy 5.45, designed to protect staff and students from homophobic bullying. However, the student in this case was not involved in the controversy around policy 5.45; he was attending the school board meeting for another matter. The teacher does not want to be named because there have already been death threats made against at least two people in the school district regarding the policy. World is planning legal action in response Hate speech Page 8
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Grieving: Mamerta Renouf is comforted by Burnaby RMCP Cpl. Brenda Gresiuk during a 2010 press conference. Renouf’s sister, Virginia Itubay, was killed by a hit-and-run driver in January 2010.
Arrest made in hit and run Burnaby woman killed nearly two years ago Alfie Lau
For Ria Renouf, Tuesday was the first time since Jan. 21, 2010 that she woke up thinking it would be a good day. That’s because the Burnaby RCMP told her and her family on Monday that they had made an arrest in the 2010 death of Renouf’s 73-year-old aunt, Virginia Itubay, who was killed by a hitand-run driver while crossing the busy intersection of Willingdon Avenue and Kitchener Street. “There isn’t even a word to describe how I feel,” Renouf said about the
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arrest of 29-year-old Coquitlam resident Vincenzo Moscato Peragine. “I felt everything from being happy, to being upset … to thinking, ‘Why did this happen?’” Peragine was charged in Vancouver Provincial Court on Tuesday morning with failing to remain at the scene of an accident causing death with intent to escape civil or criminal liability. His next court appearance will be Jan. 31. According to Burnaby RCMP spokesperson Insp. Tim Shields, a core team of five investigators worked on the case for the past two years, with that number ballooning up to 20 at times. “Investigators from the Burnaby RCMP traffic section and serious crimes section never gave up in bringing clo-
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GAY-STRAIGHT ALLIANCE CLUB SPREADS POSITIVE MESSAGES ON STICKY NOTES
Students told they’re beautiful Jennifer Moreau staff reporter
Students arriving at Burnaby Mountain Secondary on Jan. 5 were confronted with thousands of sticky notes telling them they were beautiful. It was all part of a special initiative brought forward by the school’s new gay-straight alliance club. “Everyone loved them, it was a really great, positive response,” said Grade 11 student Ashlih Kassam. Kassam said the club ordered roughly 4,500 sticky notes, and members showed up before classes to post them around the school. The main message was: You’re beautiful, and the students had the notes made in eight different languages. “(They) said just really wonderful things, like: ‘Hey, your shirt looks good today.’ Just cute things like that,” she said. The students seemed to react well to the messaging. “It was definitely 90 per cent positive,” Kassam said. “I saw a couple of smiles, so that’s always good.” Kassam helped start the gay-straight alliance, which has about two dozen members, before the controversy around the district’s anti-homophobia policy broke out this past summer.
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Smile, you’re beautiful: Members of Burnaby Mountain Secondary’s new gay-straight alliance club covered the school with thousands of positive messages recently, hoping to life their peers’ spirits. “It’s also called an anti-bullying club. It’s to include everyone, no matter what you look like and who you are. Our main goal is to make people feel good because you don’t know what they may be going through,” Kassam said. The students made an effort to pick up
the thousands of notes afterwards, and they are considering doing it again at the beginning of the next school year. The club got the idea for the notes from a similar initiative called Operation Beautiful, started by Caitlin Boyle, a 27year-old American woman who left nice
notes on mirrors in public bathrooms. Boyle’s movement of countering negative self-talk by leaving anonymous positive messages has spread, and she’s published a book on it and has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Network. For more on her project, visit operationbeautiful.com.
Bus driver saves stranded barred owl ‘Cars were whizzing by, just missing him literally by inches’ Jennifer Moreau staff reporter
The Wildlife Rescue Association’s first “patient” of 2012 arrived in rather dramatic fashion on New Year’s Day. It all started shortly after New Year’s Eve, when Port Moody bus driver Thomas Stryj was heading home around 1 a.m. after his night shift. Stryj was driving down Hastings Street, close to Kensington, when he spotted something in the middle of the road and swerved suddenly. “It looked like a small box, and as I got closer I saw it was an owl,” Stryj said. “Cars were whizzing by, just 6
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City says no to park curfews Janaya Fuller-Evans staff reporter
Burnaby’s parks, recreation and culture commission has decided against instituting evening closures in municipal parks. The commission considered the closures after receiving complaints from Burnaby residents who live near Ledingham Park in the Metrotown neighbourhood last fall. The tiny park sits between Waverley and Jubilee avenues, and Victory and Watling streets, hidden behind houses in the area and only accessible through two back lanes. The commission chose not to bring in a nighttime ban for a number of reasons, according to the director of the parks, recreation and cultural department, Dave Ellenwood. The Burnaby RCMP had a large influence on the decision. “The Burnaby RCMP have at their disposal all of the tools required that they need to deal with this type of nuisance,” he said of the issues at the park. The issue came up in 2003 as well, Ellenwood said, but the RCMP said closures were not necessary at that time, either. The mobile park patrol team can attend disturbance calls, as well, and are on call 24 hours, Ellenwood said, and staff can deal with minor offences and non-threatening situations in parks during week days. There was also concern, from both Ellenwood and the RCMP, that closing the parks at night would adverse-
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Keep close watch on B.C.’s pipeline debate
as a black-and-white “us-versus-them” The complexities of a debate over oil battle, and it’s enough to throw your pipelines are enough to want to stick hands up in their air and let someone your head in the tar sand and pretend else figure it all out. nothing is happening. Which is kind of what’s If ever there were was a happening anyway: the pubmulti-faceted issue, it’s this Burnaby NOW lic hearing on the Enbridge one. There’s jobs versus the Northern Gateway pipeline environment. Domestic pribegan yesterday in Kitimat, where the orities versus international. Corporate interests versus individual. Facts versus line – carrying oil from the Alberta tar sands – will terminate. For the people propaganda. Science versus spin. Add of that region, the pipeline is both plenty of partisan politics, a dash of attractive (as a job creator) and fearful name-calling, and the time-honoured (as a potential environmental concern), social tradition of framing every issue
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“In the world we’re in now … ha! I think we now know labour really has to think hard a key source of NDP about how they approach prileader Adrian Dix’s provate business,” he said. fessed desire to bring a “modHe thinks Crown corporaest” approach to governing. tions exist to make money for Why, it’s none other than his government and not to simply mentor and ex-boss: former pre“treat people better” mier Glen Clark! without making a profit. After staying out And he’s acutely of the public eye Keith Baldrey aware that free trade for a decade, Clark and globalization are here to gave a wide-ranging interview stay, and businesses have to with my Global B.C. colleague adapt quickly to change (it’s this Jas Johal, and in it he showed he kind of attitude that is viewed has a far different perspective as with horror by a number of NDP a businessman than he did as a activists). politician. Clark is, of course, the rightThe Clark of today seems hand man of the godfather of less enthralled with government B.C. business, Jimmy Pattison. being the answer to so many When Clark was hired by problems, thinks unions need to be more flexible and cooperative Pattison soon after leaving office in a cloud of controversy, many with management and underpeople were shocked by the stands the business of business appointment. is to make money and profits. But I wasn’t surprised at When he was premier, govall, given Clark’s intelligence ernment intervention in the and instincts and the fact that economy was a key part of his Pattison had long before voiced agenda. So were high taxes on his support for him (which businesses, another thing Clark infuriated the B.C. Liberals in the businessman doesn’t like today. Government is a big oper- the run-up to the 1996 election, which Clark won). ation, and Clark is now leery of And I’m not surprised Clark its effectiveness. has risen through the ranks of “I have less confidence in big Pattison’s empire to become bureaucracies, government or company president. Clark is the business, because they become type of guy who tends to domiso unwieldy and difficult to nate whatever group he happens manage,” he told Johal. He still believes in fundamen- to be part of. The question that arises now, tal rights for workers but warns unions have to change attitudes Clark Page 7 in the modern economy.
and no matter which side of the line they fall on (most, it would seem, are torn right down the middle) the issue is immediate and pressing. For people elsewhere, like those of us here in the Lower Mainland, the debate is a little more fuzzy and surreal: it’s the headline on our morning paper, the hot topic on the nightly news, but not really something that has our attention at the water cooler (where these days, Snooki and her crew tend to dominate interest.) But we should be paying very close
attention. We have, right here in our backyard in Burnaby, a major pipeline – and one that may be the source of a new debate right around the corner, as talk of expansion heats up. Kinder Morgan has not said yet whether they’ll be pursuing an expansion, but if they do, it’s a guarantee that those “sides” lining up to fight in Kitimat will come home to roost right here. It would serve us all well to learn what we can – the truth beyond the spin – while the battle plays out up north.
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In his misinformed letter (Future predictions, Letter to the editor, Burnaby NOW, Jan. 6) trying to justify homophobia, Larry Bennett attempts to lump every religion into his misconceived notion of what religions teach about homosexuality. By saying that all Sikhs consider homosexuality to be a sin, he is saying that I believe that homosexuality is a sin. Mr. Bennett is mistaken on many levels in his letter, but I will address just one of his many erroneous statements. In Sikhism, it is a sin to hurt the feelings of another person and to inflict undue suffering on other beings (be they human or animal).
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Teachers act in good faith continued from page 6
meetings since last June with the government’s bargaining team, BCSPEA, they have offered nothing. The BCTF have dropped many of their demands in good faith. As teachers we have spent most of our union dues in the courts fighting this government’s class size increases and the increase in special needs student ratios in each classroom. Special needs include categories such as ESL, learning disabilities, severe behaviours, physical disabilities, autism and more. Some classrooms now have one in three students requiring special attention while special education teacher and special education assistant jobs have been cut. Yet BCSPEA is demanding the following conditions: ◆ Administrative officers will be able to terminate a teacher’s employment based on a single performance review. ◆ Potentially, any teacher could be transferred year after year, teachers could be transferred to another community, and interim positions could be filled without posting. ◆ Although other unions such as the police and nurses have received raises this year, we are being offered zero per cent.
◆ Teachers in B.C. are among the lowest paid teachers in Canada. Yet salary increases continue at the top level of management. As reported in The Vancouver Sun recently, superintendents are making over $200,000 per year. Some secondary principals are receiving $50,000 more in salary than the highest paid teacher in the same school. The Labour Relations Board has ruled that teachers can legally take strike action. After 62 stalled bargaining meetings, teachers are feeling discouraged. The union is beginning to discuss further action … soon. Jan Stuart, by email
Remember leash laws Dear Editor:
Re: Winter fun, front-page photo, Jan. 4, Burnaby NOW. Confederation is not an off-leash park. There is a huge off-leash area beyond the playground. Please run your dogs there, not on the grass area where children play soccer or on the new track. It is amazing to me that dog owners never have to follow any rules about leashes apparently because their dogs are so friendly. Not everyone is comfortable with dogs bounding around them. Linda Benedet, Burnaby
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of course, is what kind of influence will this ex-politician, who has significantly changed his philosophy, have on the man who has a very good shot at taking on the same job he used to have? The ties between Clark and Dix are deep and significant. Clark always struck me as a mentor of sorts for Dix, as the two men forged a close bond between 1991 (when Dix began working for him as a ministerial assistant) and 1999, when Dix was forced to quit as his chief of staff. In 2005, Dix ended up taking over Clark’s old riding of Vancouver Kingsway, and the two remain close friends. So it’s hard to think
that a more conservative Clark won’t have a significant impact on Dix’s own political philosophy. Although the B.C. Liberals are trying to portray Dix as some kind of far-left socialist menace, the only evidence – if you can call it that – to back up that assertion is dredging up the track record of the NDP government of the 1990s. Dix has offered precious little evidence of his own to help them. He’s proposed raising corporate taxes to the levels the B.C. Liberals themselves established in 2008, which is hardly a radical socialist policy. Instead, Dix is talking about narrowing the activities of government
instead of expanding them – just as his old boss advocates. So don’t be surprised if Dix turns out to be closer to the new Glen Clark than the old one: more moderate, business-friendly and less activist. After all, if one of the top figures in the former NDP government can change so much, why can’t another? (By the way, Johal’s three-part series on Clark and Pattison – entitled The Odd Couple: the Premier and the Billionaire – can be seen on Global B.C.’s website. It contains more extensive footage of the interview with Clark). Keith Baldrey is chief political reporter for Global B.C.
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that car in their possession for the past six months as they put together their case. Shields said the BMW would have most probably sustained significant damage because of the accident and that damage was fixed. Shields said some of the techniques investigators used included interviews, surveillance and an extensive forensic investigation of the vehicle. “There is no indication that this accident was intentional,” said Shields, who also ruled out alcohol as a contributing factor. “This does appear to be an accident.” Shields added that Peragine is not known to police. Renouf said her aunt, who came to Canada from the Philippines in 1980, was a warm, loving and happy woman who was probably heading back from church or shopping when she was hit. “Somebody extinguished one of the lights that made our family shine so brightly,” said Renouf, who added that her aunt was not married and had no children of her own but had many nieces and nephews.
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Renouf also thanked the RCMP for never giving up on her aunt’s case. “The police practically became like a second family to (us),” she said. Renouf said the last two years have been hard on their close-knit family, and Itubay’s death was always in the back of her mind. Renouf would go off to school wondering if her aunt would get justice and her family would get closure, but those two outcomes were elusive until Tuesday. “Today, I woke up,”
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he Burnaby Photographic Society has two upcoming events that readers may want to take note of. On Saturday, Feb. 4, the society is holding its annual showcase at the Shadbolt Centre. The show features diverse work from club members, presented in a slide show set to music. There will also be a print exhibit in the lobby and a chance to vote on your favourite photos. Tickets are $18, and they often sell out. The second event is a special presentation titled “The Adventures of Travel,” also at the Shadbolt, on Friday, Feb. 3 at 7 p.m. Albert Normandin will be the guest speaker. He has travelled to more than 36 countries, and he will share some of his anecdotes and images from his latest trek to Myanmar. Admission is $10. Tickets for both events are available by calling Lynda Kerr at 604433-0826 or email kerr2000@telus. net. The Burnaby Photographic Society has been around for 41 years and has more than 80 members, who meet weekly from September to June. For more information, visit www.burnabyphoto graphicsociety.com.
Seventy Simon Fraser University students delivered 400 baked potatoes to needy people in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside on Jan. 4. The students were part of SFU Residence Life, a program that hires students to live in residence and provide support to their peers. Nesters Market donated the potatoes, and the students baked them and handed them out at three downtown locations. They also brought warm clothes to give away. The idea behind the gesture was: actions speak louder than words, which is the training theme for the program. Chris Rogerson, SFU associate director of Residence Life, explained how the concept has roots in the aftermath of the Stanley Cup riot. Outgoing SFU chancellor Brandt Louie delivered a speech after the riots that inspired the theme. “As a community of educators, we must help our young leaders of tomorrow realize the world judges us on our actions, not our intentions,” he said, reacting to Here & Now Page 12
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Back to the wild: This skunk, named ‘Bubbles,’ was found in Vancouver’s West End with a plastic drink lid around its neck. The skunk was released recently after staff at the Wildlife Rescue Association of B.C. helped rehabilitate her.
Animals get a second chance Jennifer Moreau staff reporter
It was a busy year for the Wildlife Rescue Association of B.C. Staff at the Burnaby-based centre helped 3,274 animals in 2011, the most in seven years. “Two thousand and eleven was an extremely busy year, but with the help of volunteers who gave their time, and the support of local individuals, families and companies who donated cash, food and equipment, we were able to save the lives of hundreds of animals,” said the association’s Yolanda Brooks. “Everyone at the Wildlife Rescue Association would like to thank them for their generosity and their dedication to helping wildlife.” Rescued animals came from as far as Calgary, Whistler, Courtenay and Grand Forks and included ravens, owls, hawks, mergansers, great blue herons, hummingbirds, grebes, skunks, marmots, moles and beavers. One skunk, named “Bubbles,” made headlines after it was recently released in Vancouver’s West End. Bubbles was brought to the association for rehabilitation because of a plastic drink lid stuck around its neck, which was cutting into the skin. The largest animal rescuers
Healing: This beaver was found in a ditch in New Westminster, likely hit by a car, and taken to the Wildlife Rescue Association of B.C. for rehabilitation.
handled was a beaver, and the smallest was a hummingbird saved from the jaws of a cat. “It had puncture wounds and lost feathers, but it survived to fly another day,” Brooks said. Other notable cases included a young, male raccoon that lost its tail last January after he was electrocuted and fell from
a transformer tower. “We operated to create a clean wound, and he was released after about two weeks in care,” Brooks said. In summer, there were a couple of orphaned common merganser chicks. “When they first arrived their waterproofing was poor, and we didn’t think they were
going to survive,” Brooks said. “Waterfowl are also incredibly stressed in captivity, and their environment has to be very carefully controlled. We raised them for 72 days during the summer. They were successfully released.” For more on the Wildlife Rescue Association of B.C., go to www.wildliferescue.ca.
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Mystery author offers reading at local library LIVELY CITY
re you, like me, a lover of mystery novels? Check out this presentation at the Burnaby Public Library this month. Don Hauka – an author from New Westminster – will be reading from and talking about his new book She Demons: A Mister Jinnah Mystery, during a session at the McGill library branch in North Burnaby on Thursday, Jan. 19. The novel is the second featuring Hauka’s sleuth, the larger-than-life crime reporter who finds himself solving a crime while on the beat. The event is free, but space is limited – register online at www.bpl.bc.ca/ events or call 604-299-8955. The McGill library branch is at 4595 Albert St. in Burnaby.
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to sing? Burnaby girls are being invited to join the B.C. Girls Choir, which is looking for new singers to start in January. Rehearsals are held in New Westminster, and choristers come from around the Lower Mainland. The choir offers several levels depending on age and ability – an introduction to choral singing for ages five through seven, two training choirs for ages seven to nine and 10 and up, and a senior choir by audition and invitation. The girls will be learning new music to present at various concerts throughout the spring, including a community outreach concert and a final year-end celebration, as well as at the Vancouver Kiwanis Choral Festival. Check out www. bcgirlschoir.org for more details.
Spoken Ink reading set
Lovers of the written word will want to note Tuesday, Jan. 17 on their calendars. That’s the date the Burnaby Writers’ Society’s
Spoken Ink series kicks off for 2012. The monthly readings feature open mike sessions and readings by featured guests. (As of the writing of this column, this month’s featured guest had yet to be finalized.) Open mike sign-up is at 7:30 p.m., and the featured guest will read at 8 p.m. The fun happens at La Fontana Caffe, 101-3701 Hastings St. The Spoken Ink series is presented by the Burnaby Writers’ Society on the third Tuesday of each month, except July and August. Check out www. BurnabyWritersNews. blogspot.com or email email@example.com.
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If you’re always had a hankering to publish that novel you have stashed away in a drawer somewhere, this session might intrigue you. Local author Michelle Demers will be leading a question-and-answer session on self-publishing at the Burnaby Public Library’s McGill branch this Thursday, Jan. 12.
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Textile art is on display in the next exhibition
at the National Nikkei Museum and Heritage Centre. Tengui: Design Excellence in Japanese Daily Life opens Jan. 13 and runs until March 24. A press release notes that tengui literally means “hand towel” in Japanese, but the colourful cotton cloths are also used as headbands or scarves, for cleaning, for wrapping gifts and even for advertising. Tengui have been used in Japan over the last 1,000 years – when cloth was precious and they were originally used in the eighth century as special accessories for Shinto rituals. In the 17th century, when the production of cotton increased, people were able to use the cloths in their daily lives. The invention of chusen – a stencil and dye-pouring technique – increased the number of tengui readily available and allowed designers to incorporate multiple colours and shad-
ing. Today, tengui cloths come in thousands of designs and colours, with special patterns for each season and special occasions. The exhibition at Nikkei Centre features new designs to celebrate the Year of the Dragon in 2012, as well as dyeing tools and stencil and a video showcasing the chusen technique. An opening celebration is set for Saturday, Jan. 14 from 4 to 6 p.m. The National Nikkei Museum and Heritage Centre is at 6688 Southoaks Cres. Check out the website at www.jcnm. ca for more about the exhibition and other events happening at the centre. 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, or check out her blog about the arts scene at www. burnabynow.com.
Marriage Commissioner The Vital Statistics Agency, Ministry of Health, is looking for an individual to serve as a Marriage Commissioner for Burnaby. The individual will perform civil marriages within the community on behalf of the Agency. For information and an application form please visit our website at: www.vs.gov.bc.ca/marriage
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Celebrate Chinese New Year in Burnaby Alfie Lau
While many people have already celebrated the start of 2012, there’s another set of New Year’s celebrations coming later this month. The Chinese New Year comes on Jan. 23, and this year is the Year of the Dragon. Here’s a list of some of the events scheduled for Burnaby already. People who know of more local Chinese New Year events can email details to the Burnaby NOW at edito firstname.lastname@example.org. Three local shopping centres have family-friendly Chinese New Year’s events planned. On Saturday, Jan. 21, Lougheed Town Centre will have events starting at 10:30 a.m., including a lion dance in the mall’s centre court and festivities around the mall. On the same day, Brentwood Town Centre will have events running from 1 to 4 p.m., including Chinese art and crafts in the children’s play area, a Chinese lion and dragon dance in the centre court and the blessing of the merchants throughout the mall. At Metropolis at Metrotown, the celebrations take place on Wednesday, Jan. 25, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Grand Court and throughout the mall. The celebrations will begin in the Grand Court at 10 a.m., where the lion will “wake up” and begin the parade throughout the shopping centre to bless participating stores. This custom is
believed to bestow prosperity and good fortune. The Grand Villa Casino will host its festivities on Monday, Jan. 23. From 1 to 5 p.m. Meet the God of Fortune and receive a free Year of the Dragon keychain and calendar. At 9 p.m., there will be a traditional lion dance, and at 10 p.m., the grand finale draw for $22,000 will take place. The casino is at 4331 Dominion St. The Burnaby Board of Trade is also hosting a special dinner to celebrate the Lunar New Year. The event starts at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 2 at the Fortune House Seafood Restaurant in Metropolis at Metrotown. This elaborate banquet will feature gourmet Chinese delicacies and will be a great opportunity to build new relationships and network with leaders in Burnaby’s Asian business community. The price is $50 each or $450 for a table of 10 for board of trade members or, for non-members, $65 each or $585 for a table of 10. The price includes gratuities and tips. To register, call 604-412-0100. The Michael J. Fox Theatre at 7373 MacPherson Ave. in South Burnaby is also hosting a couple of events. The Chinese New Year Celebration on Friday, Jan. 20 at 7 p.m. is presented by SFU Chinese students and scholars. Organizers were still putting together more details on this event. On Sunday, Jan. 29, the Year of the Dragon Celebration at 7 p.m. is presented by the New Star Opera. For ticket information, call 604-802-
2221. For the more mature set, the Bonsor Seniors Centre is hosting a Chinese New Year dinner and dance on Friday, Jan. 20 from 6 to 10:30 p.m. at 6550 Bonsor Ave. Celebrate with a Chinese buffet dinner, then dance the night away to live music. The event, for those 55 years and older, is $20.95 per person. Please register in advance. For more information, call 604-297-4580. One more artsy event takes place at the Shadbolt Centre for the Performing Arts at 6450 Deer Lake Ave. on Saturday, Jan. 21 from 11 a.m. to noon. Art on the Spot – Chinese New Year includes demonstrations, talks, performances, and participatory workshops. These Saturday events allow participants to try out an art form, gain an understanding of arts education and the benefits of arts activities, or simply experience a short performance. The free demos on Jan. 21 include how to use Chinese brushes, ink and paint to create unique works of art. For more, call 604-205-3000. The Heights is also scheduled to have a Chinese New Year’s celebration in North Burnaby on Saturday, Jan. 28, from noon to 2:30 p.m. The festivities will feature lion dancers performing a special blessing and traditional dance along Hastings Street, from Boundary Road to File photo/burnaby now Gamma Avenue. Those walking along Hastings Street will receive a Happy new year: The lion dance at the 2011 Chinese New fortune cookie, a lucky red envelope Year celebrations at the Lougheed Town Centre Mall. This year the mall is marking the lunar new year on Jan. 21. and a chance to win prizes.
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CALENDAR OF EVENTS The January Series, live Internet video feed of 15-day speakers’ series, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., New Westminster Christian Reformed Church, 8255 13th Ave., Burnaby. Edith Mirante, Burma on the Brink: Can a Southeast Asia Disaster Zone Achieve Democracy and Environmental Justice? Free admission. Info: www.nwcrc. ca.
MONDAY, JANUARY 9 Square dancing classes, 7:30 p.m., Charles Rummel Community Centre, 3630 Lozells Ave. Come with a partner or on your own. Beginners welcome. Drop in fee: $5, one class in January is free. Info: 604-939-2789, email@example.com.
Tai Chi open house, winter spring classes starting for Taoist Tai Chi, open house 7 to 9 p.m. at West Burnaby United Church, 6050 Sussex Ave. The January Series, live Internet video feed of 15day speakers’ series, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., New Westminster Christian Reformed Church, 8255 13th Ave., Burnaby. Eric Metaxas, Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy. Free. Info: www.nwcrc.ca.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 12 Thrift shop sale, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., South Burnaby United Church, at Rumble and Gray. Clothing, household items, books, toys and more. Send non-profit listings to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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I have a copy of Mike McCardell’s new book, Here’s Mike. Readers may recognize McCardell as the television personality that, by his own admission, largely avoids real news stories in search of human-interest pieces. Here’s Mike is a collection of the author’s favourite tales, from the thousands he’s told on Global TV’s News Hour. McCardell is originally from New York and got his start in the mailroom of the Daily News. He eventually became a crime reporter and was taken hostage during the 1970 prison riots in New York City, and he’s also been shot at while covering stories. The first person to email me with “Here’s Mike” in the
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ean Dragomir is only 28, but for the past 20 years, he’s dreamed of opening his own hotdog restaurant. Burnaby may not be ready for all hotdogs, all the time, but Sean’s Good Eats and Java Junction at 7985 North Fraser Way is Dragomir’s first foray into restaurant ownership. What makes Sean’s Good Eats so unique is that the restaurant is part of the Avalon Dairy retail store, which means there’s a steady stream of people coming and going with their glass bottles of milk. “This was a great opportunity,” said Sean. “We opened a couple months ago, and we’re building up a good lunch crowd. … It also helps to get the traffic from people coming for their milk. They can stop for a coffee, we’ve got local bread from Uprising Breads, and our food is pretty good too.”
“Maybe I’ll start doing In fact, the menu is some of the hotdogs I’ve pretty darn good, with been thinking about,” he all items coming in under said. $7 and the portions big I brought along my enough to feed an army. nephew Garrett, and we On a recent Saturday shared the prime rib sandmorning, as the milkwich and a chicken pesto buying earlybirds were flatbread. busy picking up their The prime rib was as weekly dairy supplies tasty a dish – the Avalon as I’ve had chocolate milk in the city is to die for – I “We’re a small and cersat down with business that’s tainly great Sean and talked value for the about the cool trying to source $6.50 Sean things he was products locally, is charging. doing in the and we want The flatbread largely induswas also trial area not people from the quite filling, known for high South Slope to and it even cuisine. Working support us local- came with a green salad, without a full ly.” which I ventilation sysforced young tem means Sean SEAN DRAGOMIR Garrett to has no deep restaurant owner eat. fryer and no Sean said grill, but a conit didn’t take him long to vection oven and stovetop realize what it would take with two burners does to keep customers coming. give him some options. “Big portions are The hot menu offerimportant,” he said. ings include beef dip at “There aren’t a lot of food $6, a prime rib sandwich places open down here, so at $6.50, a chicken Caesar if people are coming in, I wrap at $6.50, a Hawaii want them to leave full.” or vegetarian flatbread at The paninis are fast $5.50 and a daily $6 spebecoming a favourite, and cial that Sean can experiat $6.25 for your choice ment with.
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Knights win greatest Chancellor final lead in the final seconds. Forced to foul to stop sports editor the clock and trailing by St. Thomas More’s three points, STM pulled eighth Chancellor boys’ some last-second magic basketball title was as out of a hat on a desperacrazy as it gets. tion three-pointer by tourThe varsity Knights nament MVP Andrew fashioned one of the Morris with no time left most exciting finishes in on the clock, sending the the 46-year history of the game into overtime. Chancellor tournament, In the five-minute extra defeating a hot time, Grade 11 shooting Lord “I figured we had post Giovanni Tweedsmuir Trasolini to score somePanthers 76scored a pair 75 in overtime how. I just threw of buckets, in the tournahis it up, but when I including ment final on fifth offensive Saturday. saw it go through rebound of the Leading by game on a putthe hoop it was back, seven points that put amazing.” heading into the Knights the final quarinto the lead ANDREW MORRIS ter, STM for good. On game-tying, buzzer-beating, lost momen“I figured three-pointer tum against we had to score the stifling somehow. I Tweedsmuir half-court just threw it up, but when trap and the lights-out I saw it go through the shooting by offensive hoop it was amazing,” said player of the game Paanu Morris after the game. Sahi. Morris potted 15 points Sahi nailed three of his and had 11 rebounds for game-high seven three- the Knights, while Trasolini pointers in the final 10 also helped himself to a minutes, along with five double-double, scoring 14 of five from the free-throw points and hauling in 15 line. His sixth trey of the boards. night, from the baseline, First-team all-star Ben drew the two teams even Hieltjes led the Knights at 58-58 midway through with 21 points. the final frame. Senior guard Mikey STM fought back and Carney also made the alltook a 63-59 lead on a float- tournament first team. er to the basket by junior Denzel Laguerta was a guard Jalen Jana with three second-team pick. minutes to play. First-teamers Pavan But Tweedsmuir broke Lehal and Sahi topped back, taking advantage of all scorers with 23 and 22 a string of STM turnovers points, respectively. in the final minutes. Morris helped STM sucPanther guard Mike cessfully through the tourMessenger potted a turn- ney, potting a total of 57 around jumper to give the STM Page 18 Surrey school a one-point
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Tourney time: St. Thomas More’s Andrew Morris, in white, was named the MVP of the 46th annual Chancellor basketball tournament on Saturday.
Inconsistent ’Dogs .500 at Chancellor Tom Berridge sports editor
The St. Thomas More Chancellor tournament has been a fickle friend to the Byrne Creek Bulldogs boys’ basketball team. The AAA No. 10-ranked Bulldogs had another less than memorable appearance, finishing in seventh place overall following an 83-74 loss to AA No. 2 G.W. Graham from Chilliwack in the consolation final on Saturday. “To play a high level of basketball, there has to be some structure, and this wasn’t that,” said Byrne Creek head coach Wayne Best after the game. “With the parity this season, the mentally
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strong teams will rise to the top.” After a title win at the Gleneagle Talons Classic that saw wins over ranked teams from Sir Charles Tupper and R.C. Palmer, and Carson Graham, the mercurial Bulldogs finished with a 2-2 record at the Chancellor, including a 74-70 overtime loss to AAA honourable mention Maple Ridge in the quarter-finals. Best substituted liberally throughout the contest in the hopes of finding a winning combination against Graham’s fullcourt pressure, but none proved ultimately successful. “When you don’t have the Bulldog heart, it compounds that (the problem),” Best added.
All-tournament honourable mention Kennedy George led the Bulldogs with 23 points, while 6-5 senior Jada Lado chipped in with 17 points. Seven other Bulldogs contributed to the scoreline. Second-team tournament allstar Lucas Mannes was the difference in the matchup, gunning a game-high 28 points for the Grizzlies, including 13 of 16 free throws from the second quarter on. Hamdy Farah put Byrne Creek into a 71-65 lead midway through the final quarter, but a string of turnovers quickly turned the tide in the Grizzlies’ favour. George scored 48 total points
in the Bulldogs’ first three games, including 17 in a 63-54 win over Enver Creek to advance into the consolation placement round on Saturday. Byrne Creek opened with an 8055 victory over Centennial. Grade 11 forward David Majstorovic led the ‘Dogs with 17 points in the game. Byrne Creek won the Chancellor in 2009 after a third-place finish the year before. In the last two years, the Bulldogs failed to make it to the final day of tournament play, losing on Day 2 to the eventual titlist Tamanawis last season and to eventual runner-up Fleetwood Park in 2009.
Simon Fraser University won the inaugural University Hockey Showcase over the University of B.C. in a shootout on home ice. Jono Ceci scored the game-winning goal in an extra fourth shootout round to give Simon Fraser the inaugural hockey showcase title over its Canadian Interuniversity Sports rival on Saturday. The B.C. Intercollegiate league Clan club hockey team won the opening matchup in the two-game, home-and-home series 31 at UBC’s Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre on Friday. UBC repaid the favour the following evening, tying the series by a similar 3-1 scoreline at the Bill Copeland Sports Centre. The two university clubs played a scoreless four-onfour overtime. “This was a tremendous event that obviously captured a great deal of attention around the Lower Mainland,” SFU head coach Mark Coletta in an SFU press release. “The fan support tonight and the media coverage over the last few days has been outstanding. Obviously there’s an appetite for university hockey, especially with the UBC/ SFU rivalry. Winning the event was a great end to a fun couple of days.” SFU’s two goaltenders were both named players of the game in the twogame series. Graeme Gordon stopped 49 shots in Burnaby, while Evan Kurylo was the difference in the opening game in UBC, making 42 saves to earn the first star. The return of two veteran players to the Clan lineup also paid big dividends for SFU. Defenceman Kyle Boyko, who was picked up along with Bill Smith just prior to the game, scored what proved to be the game-winning goal in Friday’s win, firing a shot from the point in the first period that gave SFU a 2-1 lead. Hockey Page 18
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Atom Bruins win Cap Cup Hockey names in the news Reginia Pats goalie Matt Hewitt registered his second shutout in the Western Hockey League following a 3-0 win over the Saskatoon Blades on Saturday. Hewitt made 33 saves and was named the game’s first star following his 22nd win this season. The New Westminster goalie is currently second overall in minutes played this season and is fifth in the league in saves with 986 stops.
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The Burnaby Winter Club Bruins outscored the London Junior Knights to win the AAA major atom division at the 2012 Bell Capital Cup in Gloucester, Ont. on Dec. 31. Ethan Leyh, Arshdeep Bains and Massimo Rizzo led the atom Bruins to a 7-4 win over the Junior Knights. First star Leyh tallied a hat trick, including the game-winner from second star Bains and Rizzo on an early third-period power play that gave the winter club a 5-2 lead. Rizzo, who led the Bruins with 12 tournament goals, also scored a pair of counters, including a shorthanded marker in the final two minutes. Bains counted a late first-period tally in a four-point performance for the Bruins. Owen McMurchy also scored for the B.C. club. Bains led all winter club scorers with 20 points, including 10 goals and led the tournament through the round robin with seven goals and 11 points. Rizzo finished in second place in the preliminary round with seven goals
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Lead on: Massimo Rizzo, in white, helped the Burnaby Winter Club atoms win the Capital Cup. and 10 points. BWC shutout its first three opponents, before getting by the Kanata Blazers 4-1 to win its pool. Rizzo had two goals and one helper in a 6-0 win over the Gloucester Rangers on Dec. 28. In a later game, Sasha Mutala led BWC with three goals and one assist in a 9-0 romp over the North York Rangers. Bains also tallied a hat trick. Anthony DiTosto was named MVP in the Bruins’ 8-0 victory over the Rideau St. Lawrence Kings on Dec. 29.
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Juliano Santalucia was named the Burnaby player of the game in the Bruins’ 7-3 victory over the North Central Predators in championship play. Joshua O’Keefe led the club with a goal and two assists, including the game-winner in the second period. Rizzo was the team MVP with a hat trick in the winter club’s 5-3 semifinal win over the Waterloo Wolves. Bains assisted on all three of Rizzo’s tallies. BWC was undefeated at the Capital Cup, fashioning a perfect 7-0 record en route to the gold medal.
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Smith opened the shootout round on Saturday with a goal for the Clan. Kyle Leung and Colton Graf also tallied single markers for SFU in the opening game at UBC. UBC’s Marc-Antoine Juneau scored the first-
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points in his first three games. STM opened with an 89-35 whitewash of Sutherland on Jan. 4. The Knights edged Enver Creek 68-61 on Thursday before beating up on AAA honourable mention Maple Ridge 74-47 in the semifinals. “Since Grade 8, we’ve been a real team,” said Morris of the Knights’ effort. “We’ve stayed as a whole and played as a team. That’s what makes us special, it is how we work as a group.”
For STM head coach Aaron Mitchell the wins at the Chancellor put the AA No. 7-ranked Knights back on the rails. “It’s as exciting as it gets. It’s great for the team and great for the program,” said Mitchell of the title game. “It’s great we have this momentum back. But we can’t get too high. We have to maintain that balance.” The tournament win was the Knights first Chancellor title since 2007, when the team defeated the visiting Blackburn Vikings from Australia in the final.
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BBY N. Ednor Cres, Lrg 1 BR, incls cable, wireless net, utls, W/D, prkg. Female only. Nr SFU, Loug’d Mall, Brentwood, transit. NS/NP $450 Feb1. 604-298-3479
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GARAGE ONE side of a double for rent nr Metrown $400/month. Storage only. 604-433-6997 NEW WEST AUTO SHOP, 530 Victoria, very clean, new furnace, $1600/mo. Call (604) 922-4390
1-BEDROOM A PT. Move in tomorrow. Affo rdable monthly rent. Call Today!
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
Go to http://classified.van.net or call 604-444-3000.
* RENOS * Bsmt refinish * Drywall * Bath Tiles * Windows * Doors * Stairs. Call Norm 604-437-1470
A.S.B.A. ENTERPRISE. Comm/ Res. Free Est. $25/hour includes supplies. Insured. 604-723-0162 TWO LITTLE LADIES WITH BIG MOPS. Your one stop cleaning shop!!... Call 778-395-6671
DALL’ANTONIA CONCRETE Friendly Family Run Business for over 40 years. 604-240-3408
BAJ MINI EXCAVATING: Water leak, sewer, oil tank, retain’g wall, concrete removal. 604-779-7816
ALL WORK GUARANTEED SPACE J.A. CONSTRUCTION
BOOKING Specializing in drywall & textured ceiling repairs, drywall For: J.A. Construction ﬁnishing, stucco repairs, Rep: VMcGinnis painting. Fully insured. Ad#: 1345168
*Drywall * Taping * Texture * Stucco*Painting * Steel stud framing Quality Home 604-725-8925 MY THREE SONS DRYWALL Renovations, Repairs, Texture. Call Dad 604-780-8560
DRAINAGE, SEWER & WATER video inspections & jack hammer Call Tobias 604.782.4322
YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guar’d. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899
INSTALLATION REFINISHING, Sanding. Free est, great prices. Satisfaction guar. 604-518-7508
Grant’s Home Maintenance Gutter Cleaning & Repairs: Complete Pressure Washing, Roofs, Houses, Driveways etc.
Residential & Strata Prompt Service. WCB Insured
Renovate & Repair
Carpentry, Flooring, Drywall Painting, Exterios & more!
★ AMAZING TOUCH LAND’G ★ Bobcat, paving, retaining walls, turfing, planting. 604-889-4083 ★ OPERA LANDSCAPING ★ Bobcat, retaining walls, irrigation, paving, fences. 778-688-2444
Lawn & Garden
# 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
Artistry of Hardwood Floors
Refinish, sanding, install, dustless Prof & Quality work 604-219-6944
HANDYMAN Repairs & Reno’s Call Walter ★ 604-790-0842
Stevie’s Handyman Services Big or Small, we do it ALL! Call Stevie • 778-997-0337
Lawn & Garden
Trim/Prune hedges, rubbish removal, yard clean-up, cedar fences. Free Est, 604-710-9670 WILDWOOD LANDSCAPING Tree & Hedge Pruning & Removal. Fall Cleanup. 604-893-5745
Moving & Storage
Renovations & Home Improvement
RIGHTWAY Home Services Renos, Kitchen, Bath, Painting, Tiling, etc. Call Alan: (604) 782−0992
Interior Finishing Ltd
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
Licenced & Insured Local & Long Distance
HANDYMAN, Reno’s, Carpentry, H/W Flrs, Home Repairs, etc. Rob 604-307-6715 (Bby/New West/Coq)
• Yard Clean-Ups • Pruning • Gutters • Landscaping
• Xmas Lights • Hedges • Rubbish Removal • Odd Jobs
1 to 3 Men
45 We accept Visa, Mastercard & Interac FREE ESTIMATES
$35/HOUR PER PERSON • 24/7 Abe Moving & Delivery and Rubbish Removal. 604-999-6020
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AFFORDABLE QUALITY ROOFING LTD.
A-LOCAL MOVERS. No job too small! Furniture assembly avail. Delivery & pick-up. 604-307-8603
We also provide professional ‘Blown in Insulation’
Fastback Moving & Rubbish. Social Services moves welcome! Insur. & registered. 604-836-8291
25 Years in Business 25 Years workmanship warranty
A-1 PAINT CO. Winter Special
FREE EST. NO HST!
Tried & True Since 1902
Call for a free estimate:
Visit us online to receive a special discount:
Quality Home Improvement ★ Stucco ★ All Kinds. No Job Too Big or Small. 604-725-8925
A to Z CERAMIC TILES Installation, Repairs, Fair Prices Free Est. 444-4715 cel 805-4319 My Three Sons Contracting Ceramic & Porcelain tile installations. Call Dad 604-780-8560 Quality Home Improvements Install tiles, marble, granite, mosiac & stone. Guar. 604-725-8925
CONFIDENT PAINTING LTD Int/Ext Specialist 20 yr exp. Reas rates, quality. Licensed, Ins, WCB
Roofing Experts 778-230-5717 Repairs/Re-Roof/New Roofs. All work Gtd. Free Est. Call Frank
Collectibles & Classics
Water Lines (without digging) Sewer Lines (without digging) Install. Drain tiles. 604-294-5300 LICENSED PLUMBER & Gasfitter. BBQs, ranges, etc. Repairs, renos. VISA ok. 604-830-6617
PETKO the PLUMBER Cert. Res & Comm. All jobs & Renos’. Emergency 24/7 • Free Est. 604-468-3924 or 778-228-3924
Renovations & Home Improvement
1928 FORD Coupe Hot Rod. Steel, chrome & polished alum. Quality parts & workmanship. High performance, built for show & racing asking $60k. 604-588-2415
A-1 TRI CRAFT TREE SERVICES (EST. 1986) Wildwood Tree Services, Exp Hedge Trimming and Removal & Tree Pruning. Free Est. 604-893-5745
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
Scrap Car Removal
#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
1960 CORVETTE Convertible Dream come true in Horizon Blue with White Coves and frost blue interior, 4 spd, hardtop, soft top included. Most all factory correct type components. Excellent condition lovingly taken care of. Enjoy the ride of the Route 66 car for $52,500. Serious inquiries only. 604-808-6223
1991 OLDS Cutlass Ciera, many new parts, selling for parts only $1500. in N. Van 819-471-6666
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
$ BEST RATES $
Dangerous tree removal, pruning, topping, hedge trimming & stump grinding. Fully insured & WCB
2001 FORD Taurus SE, 105k kms, new tran, AC, aircared, 1 owner, $2800 obo. 604-522-5596
$69/HR Lic’d/Ins. Exp & friendly Clogged drains, plumbing, small jobs OK! Call 24/7! 604-805-2488
10% Off with this Ad! For all your plumbing, heating & reno needs. Lic Gas Fitter, Aman. 778-895-2005
3 ROOM Paint Special! $299. Includes paints & labor. Great Scott Ptg. 604-807-3708
To advertise your Home Service Business call Classiﬁeds 604-444-3000
Jerry 604-618-8585 Andrew 604-618-8585
Interior Repainting Free Est. - 15 Years Exp. Insured /WCB
DVK PAINTING LTD. Call Dave Int/Ext. Res/Comm. Quality work. Great rates. WCB. 604-354-2930
Check out the specialists in our Home Service Directory of the Classiﬁeds and get started on your project today!
DISPOSAL BINS: All bins are $149 + dump fees. 604-306-8599 www.disposalking.com
Don’t get caught by the rain!
TwoGuysWithATruck.ca Moving, Storage, Free EST 604-628-7136. Visa, OK
Lawn & Garden • Clean-ups, Disposal, Pruning, GUTTERS Seniors Disc. Al @ 604-783-3142
“We Keep you Dry”
A Gardener & A Gentleman Lawn, garden, tree svcs. Pruning, yard clean-up, rubbish. 319-5302
604-537-4140 310-JIMS (5467)
$35/HOUR PER PERSON • 24/7 Abe Moving & Delivery and Rubbish Removal. 604-999-6020
1, 3, 5, 7 or 10 Ton $ From
Same Day Service, Fully Insured
HEATING EXPERT!!! Boiler, Furnace, Fireplaces, Plumbing & Heating Repairs. 604-722-4322
Quality Work, Professional Service
To place your ad call
Specializing in Small Jobs
8105 DRAIN TILES & WATER LINES Without Digging a Trench 604-294-5300
Burnaby NOW • Wednesday, January 11, 2012 • A23
2008 Ford Focus SEL Manual 67,000 kms 2 litre standard 4 door se model. cruise control e/w a/c sat radio, snow tires and rims, thule roof rack $11,500 Call: (604) 928-5331 firstname.lastname@example.org
★ FREE TOWING ★ up to $500 CASH Today!
THE SCRAPPER SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL
CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES
604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 2H
Sports & Imports
2006 Toyota Yaris In immaculate condition. CD Player, Air Conditioning. $7,000 Call: (604) 3287479 email: email@example.com 2005 Volkswagen Golf GTI Fully loaded,local,no accidents,133000 km, manual, $13,500. 604-897-8608
2004 STARLITE CAR hauler. Enclosed 20’ trailer with mandoor and sun roof gd cond, no leaks. asking $4,750 call Kelly 604-588-2415
A24 • Wednesday, January 11, 2012 • Burnaby NOW
Langley Farm Market PRODUCE
OKANAGAN AMBROSIA APPLES Product of B.C. ($1.72/kg)
SUI CHOY (NAPPA)
Product of California (.84/kg)
Product of California
WHITE LO BAK
LARGE TARO ROOTS
Product of California ($1.50/kg)
Product of China ($1.72/kg)
Product of China (.84/kg)
38 /lb ¢
M E AT
Pork Long Feet $3.51/kg..................................................
Beef Ox Tails (AA)
3 Fish Frozen Cooked Shrimp 400g........................................................
G RO C E RY
Prairie Premium San Remo Asian Home Gourmet San Remo Canned Chick Peas, Extra Virgin Olive Oil Sauce and Paste (Assorted Flavors) Ground Flax Seed Black Beans, Red Kidney Beans $ 99 (1Ltr) ........................... 4 /ea (540mL) ............................99¢ea (50g)............................... 2/$300 (454g) ............................ $499/ea Balocco Finn Crisp Thin Crispbread • Triple Jim's Gerolsteiner Multigrain & Original Organic Apricot • Apple Juice Mineral Water Wafers (Assorted Flavors) $ 00 $ 68 99 $ (1L) .............................. 1 /ea (946mL) ......................... 3 /ea (175g) ...........................99¢/ea (175-200g) .................... 2/ 5
BA K E RY
Multigrain Bread Mango Mousse Cake Banana Loaf $ 29 $ 99 (630g)............................................ 2 ea (8 inches x 4 inches)........................ 4 ea (440g)............................................ $229ea
Freybe Montreal Smoked Meat (100g) ............... 99¢ Genoa Salami (100g) .............................. $118
(Lactose Free) Swiss Cheese (100g)................................ $159
Valid Wed. Jan. 11 - Sun. Jan. 15, 2012 while quantities last
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