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Taking fight to the street Parents organize protest to highlight problems with CLBC Jennifer Moreau staff reporter

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Better help wanted: Craig Langston, Cathy Grant and Ed Harkness were among a small group of people who attended

a rally in Burnaby’s Metrotown area on Sunday, Feb. 12. The group was calling for improved services from Community Living B.C., the Crown agency that provides help for people with developmental disabilities.

A group of parents organized a rally in Burnaby’s Metrotown area Sunday hoping to raise awareness about problems with Community Living B.C., the government agency that provides support for people with developmental disabilities. “I’m sick of them wasting my tax dollars,” said Kimberley Yanko, a mom of a young man with special needs. “The purpose of CLBC is to help adults with disabilities, not to help yourself,” she added, referring to bonuses CLBC staff were getting while group homes were closing. According to Yanko, about 30 people attended the rally. They handed out roughly 500 leaflets with a list demanding several changes to CLBC. The rally included parents, caregivers, people with developmental disabilities and their friends and family. CLBC has been under fire for closing group homes and making cuts to programs for people with developmental disabilities, while government funding has not kept up with the increasing Protest Page 3

Company says union’s job numbers are wrong Jennifer Moreau staff reporter

The spokesperson for Burnaby’s Chevron refinery is taking issue with recent statements from the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers’ Union of Canada regarding speculation that the refinery could be in peril from rising Asian demand for oil. The CEP union, which represents refinery workers across Canada, outlined its concerns in a statement sent to the NOW. “It’s our understanding that as of March

1, the Chevron refinery in Burnaby will lose access to 20,000 barrels per day of bitumen resulting in production curtailments due to Kinder Morgan’s sale of bitumen to China. CEP is very concerned about the potential loss of good-paying family-supporting jobs in the community. There are about 400 jobs locally in Chevron’s operations that depend on this refinery.” However, Chevron spokesperson Ray Lord pointed out that the refinery uses conventional, sweet and synthetic crude – not bitumen. “Bitumen is not what we use here at

the Burnaby refinery. Bitumen is a material produced during an early stage of the refining process,” he said. “Bitumen is a precursor to finished, refined petroleum products like gasoline, diesel and jet fuel. Following its initial excavation from oil sands deposits, it has the consistency of thick molasses. It can then be further refined into synthetic crude oil in an upgrader facility prior to final processing in a finished products refinery.” Lord said the union’s 20,000 barrels and 400 jobs figures were also incorrect. “Our plans for refinery crude supply

in March have not yet been finalized as the degree of apportionment has not yet been determined by the pipeline operator,” Lord said. According to Lord, there are about 250 Chevron employees at the refinery, and 147 of those are represented by CEP. “The number jobs that support the refinery beyond the gate would be far greater than 400, although I don’t have precise data at my fingertips,” Lord said. CEP union spokesperson Karen Cooling Chevron Page 4

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Teen heartthrob makes student’s day Jennifer Moreau staff reporter

Moscrop Secondary student Chloe Hoy had a surprise visit from a celebrity heartthrob on last Thursday. Hoy was scheduled for a phone interview for the school paper with actor Chris Zylka, but Zylka surprised the Grade 11 student by showing up in person. “I was surprised. I was really happy he could be there in person, because I was hoping to get an interview, but the filming schedule is really hectic,” Hoy said. Zylka is in Vancouver filming The Secret Circle, a TV series about teen witches. Hoy didn’t have any particular reason for requesting the interview. “His character has a lot of scene-stealing parts. He plays a witchhunter on the For a video of Chris Zylka at Moscrop, go to show. I like his acting,” she said. “I’m just curious.” But she laughingly agreed that Zylka was quite handsome. “His character is really mysterious. You don’t really know if he’s good or evil,” she added. Hoy said it was fun to interview Zylka, although she was quite nervous. “I tried to be calm. He was really friendly and humble, and he was easy to talk to,” she said. Zylka stayed afterwards to sign autographs for other Moscrop students. His manager, Jon Simmons, was behind the surprise and said he was impressed with Hoy’s interview request. “She just had a real intelligence about her for a young lady, and she wrote a very professional well-stated letter that just sort of touched me,” he said. “I get a lot


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Star struck: Actor Chris Zylka paid a surprise visit to Moscrop Secondary student Chloe Hoy on Thursday. The Grade 11

student requested an interview with Zylka for the school paper, and Zylka’s publicist was so impressed with Hoy, he arranged for a surprise interview in person. of letters from kids wanting things, and I get a lot of requests to interview him, but (Hoy’s letter) seemed on par with major magazine editors, ... so I thought: let’s

surprise her.” Zylka also has a role in the film The Amazing Spider-Man, out this summer. To read Hoy’s interview with

Zylka, check Moscrop’s website around the end of March.

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demand for services. But Yanko said it’s not just the funding she’s upset about, it’s the way CLBC spends what money it does have. “It’s goes a lot deeper than just the cuts. It’s how the money is being spent. It’s the lack of willingness to listen to what’s needed,” she said. “They need more training programs to train people with disabilities. They have a lot of younger generation people, like my son, sitting on waiting lists, waiting for post-secondary education.” Yanko’s 21-year-old son, for instance, has been waiting for a year to get into a Kwantlen College course for adults with special needs. Other demands from the group included an external review of CLBC, $70 million in 6





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new funding, better family representation and an independent provincial advocate for people with disabilities and their families. Yanko said there has been a lot of intimidation from CLBC, which has silenced criticism from groups that fear their funding may be cut. “There’s been a lot of bullying by CLBC. People are afraid they are going to lose what little they have,” Yanko said. Stephanie Cadieux, the minister of social development, oversees CLBC. She said the B.C. government has heard the concerns of the individuals and families served by CLBC very clearly. “As a result of those concerns – expressed in the public domain and privately in my own meetings with individuals and their families – we undertook a thorough and

rigorous review to understand the nature of the problems affecting CLBC,” she said in a statement sent to the NOW. On Jan. 19, her ministry introduced a plan to improve the system of supports and services for people with developmental disabilities and their families. The plan includes $40 million in new funding – including funds to help CLBC better meet the needs of British Columbians, and also funds to improve and expand opportunities for training and day programs, Cadieux said. “But our plan isn’t just about more money. It’s also about better co-ordination of services, and returning to a more collaborative process of working with families,” she said. “We added a permanent appeal mech-

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anism for individuals and families concerned about the supports they’re receiving from CLBC.” Cadieux also pointed to government plans to expand the role of the Representative for Children and Youth and continue support for the “advocate for service quality,” a government-appointed person who helps people with complaints or access to services. “Together, these steps will ensure that the voices of advocates will continue to be heard as we move forward,” Cadieux said. The minister also asked that CLBC stop its “variable pay compensation” practice, where top staffers were getting bonuses even, while the agency was closing group homes due to lack of funding.

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City council approves funding for appreciation dinner

Burnaby council approved funding for this year’s city appreciation dinner, to be held on Friday, May 4 at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts.

The dinner is estimated to cost $30,000. It’s designed to recognize Burnaby residents serving on boards, committees and com-

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conceded the bitumen part was incorrect, but she referred the NOW to their source Russ Day, a Chevron refinery worker and union representative. Day said the number of employees he had was wrong, but he’s sticking to 20,000 barrels of day figure. “The managers said we are going to be curtailed a portion in March, and the figure then was 20,000 barrels,” Day said. “They were telling us that back in December.” Lord has said the refinery is not planning to lay off people, but he could not comment on whether operations would be scaled back because it’s commercially sensitive information. “They are telling their workers one thing and then publicly not saying much,” Day said. “We’re being told we are being cut back and affected.” Burnaby’s Chevron refinery gets oil from Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline, which ships petroleum products from Alberta to Burnaby. Kinder Morgan also runs the Westridge Marine Terminal, where tankers fill up with oil for overseas markets. Kinder Morgan doesn’t actually own the oil products, they just operate the pipeline and charge fees for transporting it. “The crude oil our refinery needs is extracted or processed by producers in Alberta,” Lord said. “It is then purchased through Chevron’s crude supply offices in Calgary. They work with brokers and traders who deal in crude as a commodity on the open market. Our crude supply team in Calgary works very closely with our local supply group based here at (the) refinery.” Chevron supplies approximately 25 to 30 per of the gas and diesel used in B.C., most of which is used in the Lower Mainland, and roughly 40 per cent of the jet fuel used at the Vancouver International Airport.

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Parents rally for new child-care program Christina Myers staff reporter

A group of parents at Taylor Park Elementary School in Burnaby have banded together in the hopes of creating a new out-of-school care program so that future parents won’t be facing the same challenges they’re now dealing with. The group pulled together more than 175 signatures on a petition asking for a daycare facility at the school, which they’re hoping to present to the city in their effort to get support and attention for the plan. “It’s a big problem,” said parent Yan Xing. Xing has a son in kindergarten and said she was on a waiting list for an out-ofschool care program at a nearby school but wasn’t able to secure a spot in time. As a full-time research scientist with the B.C. Cancer Agency, Xing – like many parents – needs child care before and after school, but there is currently no such program at Taylor Park. Ultimately, Xing was able to find care through her son’s classmate, whose parent was able to care for both children. “Now he goes with them. I’m lucky, I have a friend who can help,” said Xing. Other parents, she said, are forced to bring their kids to care farther away from the school, and then have them driven back, or make do with temporary solutions. There’s also the added challenge of school holidays. “There’s 10 (professional development days) for the whole year, one week spring break – that’s all my vacation to take that

off,” she noted. Fellow parent April Ng has nine-yearold twin girls at the school. She told the NOW that when she chaired the school’s parent advisory council in 2009, this issue was a top concern for many parents, some of whom were on a wait list for a nearby Stride Avenue School program run by South Burnaby Neighbourhood House. But with expected increases in the school, she says it’s no longer realistic to share a program with another school and wait-lists are too long for most parents, forcing them to leave jobs or find temporary alternatives. There are other options, such as private daycares and family daycares, but Xing notes that having a program at the school – as several other sites in the city have – would alleviate the traffic pressure around the school at peak times. In a letter to the city, Xing wrote of the importance of finding child care. “We are looking for opportunities to have a child-care facility operated in our school campus, to provide a safe and caring environment for our children in outof-school hours. … A quality before/after school care program is more than babysitting and homework help. An excellent program addresses the entire child growth in all aspects.” Xing knows it’s unlikely that a new program will be in place in time to help her family but says she felt it was critical to get involved in the effort. “We’re not expecting it to be solved (that quickly),” she said. “But it’s still a good thing to devote your time to, for the future and other parents.”

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This government cupboard needs cleaning

Apparently workers can choose from If one ever wonders why public secitems such as gift cards, chocolates and tor workers get a bad reputation, one coffee mugs and they don’t need approvonly needs to check a story circulating al from their manager before clicking on this week. their online choice and having it sent to Beyond being a water-cooler hot topic, the story shows just how far out of a co-worker – or even a boss. Did Sylvia in the next cubicle spot you a touch politicians can get. fiver last week when you were A B.C. government Burnaby NOW short of cash? Well, here’s a employee reward program way to thank her. called “Online Recognition What is also surprising is that nobody Cupboard” allows civil servants to send seemed to notice the irony of a taxpayer each other gifts, which are paid by the program with a title of “cupboard” given ministry of finance to the tune of about that the government is always telling $1.5 million each year.


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dwindled over the years (the here wasn’t a lot to chew percentage of unionized workon from Premier Christy ers has steadily declined in this Clark’s five-minute radio province) and in particular, supaddress this week, but she did port for public sector unions is signal a looming showdown on likely not very high. an issue that has the potential to Public sector employees right her government’s sinking generally enjoy benefit ship. packages that are much Clark went richer than anything on radio station Keith Baldrey found in the private secCKNW’s Bill Good tor. They also battle a misplaced Show to lay out her government’s plans for the spring legis- public perception that they perform work of a substandard lative session and didn’t reveal nature (i.e. the lazy civil servant anything particularly bold or stereotype). new. A number of union contracts But she seemed to go out of expire at the end of March, sether way to call out public secting the stage for all kinds of tor unions and emphasize, once strike action potentially involvagain, that there was no money ing nurses, health-care workers on the table for their members and direct government employto receive wage increases anyees. time soon. And she suggested The B.C. government is insistthe only way those wage hikes ing there is no money for wage could occur would be through hikes, unless they are paid for increased taxes. by concessions from employClark desperately needs an ees. The B.C. Government and issue to change the parameters Services Employee Union have of political debate in this provalready said it won’t stand for ince. The mood of the electorate a continued wage freeze, and seems, according to the polls, to other unions may follow suit. desire a change in government. Clark is no doubt hoping So Clark appears to be the NDP aligns itself with these developing a new theme she unions if a showdown does hopes resonates with voters occur. The theme of “who’s more than the call to kick her running this province” can be a party out of office. She’s hoping game-changer, and it may allow public sector unions try to take her government on, allowing her Clark to consolidate her voter base and bring back disaffected to make an “us against them” B.C. Liberals currently parking type of argument. It can be an effective theme. Politics Page 7 Public support for unions has

everyone the cupboard is bare. When the program came to light, you might have thought that Kevin Falcon, the finance minister, would have said, “What? That program, I thought we killed that last year,” – but no, he actually defended it. Apparently he told the media that perspective is key. Well he’s not wrong about that. His perspective is key to why the government and civil servants are considered out of touch with reality. And, while the NDP quickly derided the program - let’s

not forget they were the ones who introduced it in 1999. Now, to be fair, some of this taxpayer money goes to retirement dinners. And we’re not scrooge enough to think that someone retiring after 40 years of service shouldn’t get a nice dinner out – but surely that doesn’t cost $1.5 million per year. As for whether this gift program keeps worker morale up – well, there’s nothing wrong with a sincere, honest email thanking someone for a job well done – and it’s a heck of a lot cheaper.


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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Ready to fight pipeline project

Dear Editor:

Re: Politics of oil debate, Burnaby NOW, Feb. 3. Thank you for printing Bill Brassington’s incisive commentary on how oil oozes its way into politics from the global right down to the very local scale. The industry-government partnership in Canada and B.C. clamoring to rush dirty tar sands bitumen to Asian markets with Northern Gateway and the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion would condemn future generations to a world of run-away climate change and could leave the children of North Burnaby (including mine) with another grave threat to health and safety right in their backyard. The recent articles about the Chevron refinery’s

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struggle to compete for the oil coming through our city just proves that the companies involved in producing and transporting crude care only about maximizing their profits, not about Canadian selfsufficiency, refinery jobs, public health or environmental protection. But if we fall into the trap of debating whether it’s more important to protect Burnaby’s refinery jobs or the local environment and global climate, then we all lose and they win. Again. And don’t be surprised when, after Kinder Morgan twins its pipeline, the refinery closes anyway and we become even more dependent on foreign refineries and energy markets. Expansion Page 7




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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Expansion not needed continued from page 6

I am ready to do whatever it takes to stop Kinder Morgan’s pipeline expansion, protect local livelihoods and fight climate change. I hope my neighbours will join me. Laura Benson, Burnaby

Rave review on city book

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who have sacrificed so much to build a better life, and the schools and staff who so selflessly work with them. It is our hope that the spreading of these stories will promote compassion and understanding. Thank you to David Starr and all of the participants for sharing such personal and eye-opening experiences. We would like to encourage Burnaby NOW readers to buy and read this book. We hope that you will be as amazed and inspired as we are. Dana Juba, Burnaby

In January, our book club (dubbed “The Mighty Moms” – a group of moms originally from Buckingham Elementary) read From Bombs to Books: The remarkable stories of refugee children and their families at an exceptional Canadian school, by principal David Starr, and felt compelled to write to the Burnaby NOW to thank you for bringing this book to our attention. I had read about the book in the paper, happened to be in Chapters shortly thereafter and bought a copy for my 16-year-old daughter and my mom for Christmas. Then it was my turn to choose the next book club book so it seemed like a good choice. I can honestly say that this is the first of 14 book choices that was unanimously enjoyed by our book club! The stories of courage, perseverance, determination and sacrifice were moving, educational, enlightening and humanistic – as well as motivational. And the hope that is exemplified in every story – that alone is an amazing legacy. Each of us has started looking at our broader community in a new and interesting light. We are asking how we can contribute in a meaningful way, and the seed has been planted to look for ways to support families in our communities

A special thank-you Dear Editor:

As a born and raised “Burnabyite,” I have been reading the Burnaby NOW newspaper for decades. Hundreds of times I have seen the name Larry Wright credited for excellent pictures. Seeing the surname Wright always brings back to me wonderful memories of one of my Grade 12 teachers, 42 years ago. Today, an amazing thing happened to me. I had the privilege and pleasure of meeting Larry Wright, the Burnaby NOW photographer. What a delightful, personable, positive man he is! He went about his task of taking my picture professionally, efficiently and, all the while, putting me at ease. During the hour we spent together, we each learned a lot about the other. Larry shared some of his philosophy of “acceptance” with me today, and I was encouraged and grateful for his timely comments with respect to my life. I have always appreciated Larry’s photographs in your paper but, from now on, the pictures will be much more meaningful to me because I have met the caring genuine man behind them. Thanks, Larry! Ila Appleby, Burnaby

Politics: Desperation for Clark? continued from page 6

their votes with the B.C. Conservative party. Some have suggested we could be seeing parallels with the Operation Solidarity protests that erupted in 1983 in the wake of government restraint measures. People forget, however, that despite those huge protests the Social Credit government of the time was handily re-elected a few years later. Of course, the public sector unions may opt not to take the bait this time around, thus robbing Clark of a potential “wedge” issue that could clearly separate her from the New Democrats.

And then Clark will be forced to search around in increasingly desperate fashion to find another issue that can rebuild her party’s popularity. It won’t be an easy task. ◆ As I predicted in this space some months back, former B.C. premier Bill Vander Zalm paid a hefty price for libeling former conflict-of-interest commissioner Ted Hughes in his self-published biography a few years back. Vander Zalm must pay $60,000 in damages plus an undetermined amount to cover Hughes’ legal costs in the suit he brought against the former premier. The total bill could

hit close to $100,000. Vander Zalm opted for a jury trial, clearly betting that his personal charm and charisma could win over the hearts and minds of fellow citizens. His gamble did not work, thankfully. The seven-person jury found him guilty – and yes, that is the legal term in libel trials in this province – and his ego and reputation will suffer accordingly. But I’m not sure whether Vander Zalm’s penchant for trying to rewrite history in more favourable terms to himself can keep him quiet forever. Keith Baldrey is chief political reporter for Global B.C.

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City preserving heritage with new development “So it was a matter of negotiation to see if we could retain the building on the site as part of the proposal,” he said. “In terms of going forward, one of the main concerns about preserving the house in this location was looking at the urban fabric of Metrotown.” The site of the 38-storey Silver highrise apartment development is at Beresford Street and Silver Avenue. The Mowat residence will be moved to face McKay Avenue, to be part of the pedestrian plaza area along the Beresford Art Walk, according to Wolf, with open space, trees and landscaping around it. “This development will be a key piece of that art walk,” he said. “Preserving a heritage building within sight of the art walk, as part of the plaza, we felt really helped connect the development to the history of the old Central Park district.” Donald Luxton and Associates Inc., a cultural and heritage resource firm in Vancouver, assessed the building, Wolf said, with the firm looking for key original features to preserve. The interior of the Mowat residence will be renovated for four commercial rental suites, according to the report. Working with developers to combine heritage buildings on modern urban properties is not new for the city, Wolf pointed out. “We started doing heritage

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One of the last grand old buildings in Metrotown could be part of the modern Silver development. “It’s a critical piece, a touchstone to the past,” Burnaby heritage planner Jim Wolf said, in reference to the Mowat residence. “It made a lot of sense.” The Daniel and Amelia Mowat residence on Beresford Street in the Maywood neighbourhood of Metrotown, is right in the middle of Intracorp Silver Avenue Project Ltd.’s planned development site. The home was built in 1913 for Daniel Mowat and his wife, Amelia Mary, according to a report from Basil Luksun, the city’s director of planning and building. The Mowats lived there until 1923. Many of the older homes in the Maywood neighbourhood were replaced in the ’50s and ’60s, according to Wolf, and the Craftsman-style farmhouse is one of the last to survive. “The whole Maywood area saw the historic homes of that area completely destroyed, so this is really one of the last major and significant heritage buildings left in that area,” he said. The opportunity to preserve the Mowat residence came about because the city owned the property and the developer wanted to purchase city-owned land in the area for its Silver highrise development, according to Wolf.

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Contaminated feeders may be killing birds Jennifer Moreau

staff reporter

The Burnaby-based Wildlife Rescue Association of B.C. is calling on people to clean their birdfeeders following a suspected salmonella outbreak that could be killing large numbers of pine siskins around the Lower Mainland. “Pine siskins are particularly vulnerable to salmonella, but by being vigilant and proactive, members of the public can help reduce the spread of infection and limit the risk to local pine siskin populations,” said the association’s Crystal Simmons. Since early January, the Wildlife Rescue Association has admitted 50 of the songbirds for treatment. They are showing symptoms of salmonella poisoning – fluffed-up feathers, difficulty flying, swollen eyelids and lethargy. “Quite a lot of them have died, but (rehabilitators) are giving them supportive care, and some of them are recovering from it,” said association spokesperson Yolanda Brooks. “We released one today, but quite a few of them have died.” The association sent some of the birds to an Abbotsford lab for testing

and is awaiting the results. According to the association, most salmonella outbreaks in birds are caused by contaminated bird feeders, and pine siskins are particularly susceptible to the infection because they travel together in tight flocks. The Wildlife Rescue Association recommends that feeders be cleaned at least once a week with a 10 per cent solution of bleach mixed with water and left to air dry before refilling. Food on the ground should also be cleaned up regularly and disposed of in secure garbage, and feeders should be moved between locations to prevent the build-up of feces. Anyone who sees sick or dead birds around their feeder should take the feeder down for at least a week to encourage the birds to disperse and reduce infection amongst flocks. Sick birds can be picked up and placed in a small box with a towel or facecloth and brought to the Wildlife Rescue Association, which runs a rehabilitation centre close to Burnaby Lake. The risk of infection to humans is extremely small, but members of the public should always wash their hands after handling birds and bird feeders.


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Outbreak: The Wildlife Rescue Association of B.C. has taken in an inordinate amount of pine siskins, likely suffering from salmonella poisoning. The association is calling on the public to regularly clean birdfeeders.

HERITAGE REVITALIZATION/ HERITAGE DESIGNATION BYLAWS PUBLIC HEARING The Council of the City of Burnaby hereby gives notice that it will hold a Public Hearing TUESDAY, 2012 FEBRUARY 21 AT 7:00 P.M. in the Council Chamber, Burnaby City Hall, 4949 Canada Way, Burnaby, B.C., V5G 1M2, to receive representations in connection with: 1.

HERITAGE DESIGNATION BYLAW NO. 1, 2012 BYLAW NO. 13058 4382 Beresford Street Legal Lot: B DL: 153 Plan 9685 The purpose of the bylaw is to designate under the Local Government Act, the historic Mowat Residence as a municipal heritage site.


HERITAGE REVITALIZATION AGREEMENT BYLAW NO. 1, 2012, BYLAW NO. 13059 4382 Beresford Street Legal Lot: B DL: 153 Plan 9685 The purpose of the bylaw is to provide for the retention, conservation and protection of the Mowat Residence, and to exempt the gross floor area of the heritage building from the density calculation of the site in conjunction with the construction of a mixed-use development. All persons who believe that their interest in property is affected by a proposed bylaw shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to be heard or to present written submissions respecting matters contained in the bylaw. The Director Planning and Building’s reports and related information respecting the bylaws are available for public examination at the offices of the Planning Department, 3rd floor, in Burnaby City Hall. Copies of the proposed bylaws may be inspected at the Office of the City Clerk at 4949 Canada Way, Burnaby, B.C., V5G 1M2 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. weekdays from Tuesday, 2012 February 07 to Tuesday, 2012 February 21. NO PRESENTATIONS WILL BE RECEIVED BY COUNCIL AFTER THE CONCLUSION OF THE PUBLIC HEARING Anne Skipsey, ACTING CITY CLERK



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13 Taste: The foods of love

20 Science Friction

SECTION COORDINATOR Julie MacLellan, 604-444-3020 •

Musical travels to the ’50s


Julie MacLellan

Life in the North T

he work of a Burnaby artist will soon be seen at a new East Side gallery in Vancouver. Carly Lovett, along with other members of the artist collective The Seasonal Workers, is presenting work in the new exhibition The Romance Capital of the Yukon. A press release notes that the work focuses on the idea of shelter and the romanticism of trying to find a space for yourself in the context of the North – in particular Dawson City, Yukon. Each of the artists in the show has based their work on personal experiences in the Yukon in the summer of 2011. Alongside Lovett’s work will be offerings by Vancouver artists Justin Apperley, Margaret Bowes, Rebecca Geddes, Adonika Jayne, Louise Reimer, Jeneen Frei Njootli and Jo Peters, along with Jill Macknee of North Vancouver, Danielle Bessada and Hayden Thomas of Toronto, Calder Stephen Cheverie of Peterborough, Ont., and Aubyn O’Grady of Dawson City. The exhibition will include performances by Njootli, a member of the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation, and Jayne. The exhibition opens Feb. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Rubble Gallery, 1879 Powell St., and runs until March 4. See for more.

Shakespeare revisited

Youth in Burnaby had a chance to experience the Bard in fast-forward motion, thanks to a production of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged). The production was on at Metro Theatre in Vancouver, where it was enjoyed by Burnaby North Secondary School students. And, as an added bonus to an audience that wouldn’t otherwise have had a chance to see it, the production also travelled to the Burnaby Youth Custody Centre for a Feb. 1 performance – and, an email tells me, it was a great success for both groups of youth. Which isn’t surprising, for those familiar with the play – it romps through all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays in substantially shortened forms. The histories become a football game, Titus Andronicus becomes a cooking show and Hamlet is done backwards – all with a little audience participation thrown in. Actors Braedon Cox, Robert Sterling and Adrien Gendron

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Centre stage: Burnaby’s Meghan Anderssen, in foreground, with Diana Kaarina in The

Marvelous Wonderettes, onstage now in Vancouver.

A Burnaby performer is singing her way back to the 1950s in the Vancouver premiere of The Marvelous Wonderettes. The musical, which opened Feb. 9 at the PAL Theatre in Vancouver’s Coal Harbour, takes its audience on a trip down memory lane, back to Springfield High School’s 1958 Super Senior Prom. The Wonderettes – described as “four girls with high hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts” – are played in this production by Meghan Anderssen of Burnaby as Betty Jean, Lalainia Lindbjerg as Cindy Lou, Jennie Neumann as Missy and Dianna Kaarina as Suzy. Audience members will catch themselves singing along to such classics as Mr. Sandman, Lollipop, It’s My Party, Leader of the Pack and more than 20 other favourites from the era. The Vancouver production is directed by Jerry Jay Cranford, with musical direction by Steven Greenfield. It’s presented by Hey Look ... It’s a Co-op!, a group created by some of Vancouver’s finest performers and designers to bring a show to the stage and to help keep theatre thriving in the Lower Mainland. The Marvelous Wonderettes runs until Feb. 26 at the PAL Theatre, 581 Cardero St. in Vancouver, with evening shows at 8 p.m. and matinees on Feb. 19 and 26 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $25 to $30 and available at the door or online at For all the details about the show, check out the website at www.

Local talent onstage in Edwin Drood

Charles Dickens meets Choose Your Own Adventure in a new production of The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Fighting Chance Productions is staging the musical from Feb. 18 to March 3 at the Metro Theatre in Vancouver. Burnaby actors Gordon Bruce and Spencer Fisher join the cast for this production of the Tony Award-winning musical by Rupert Holmes. It brings to life the unfinished whodunit by Charles Dickens – and gives the audience a chance to decide how each night’s performance will end. “We’re excited to explore as many different outcomes as possible,” said director Ryan Mooney. The outcome is decided by audience vote at intermission. “You can watch our production every night and see a different ending each and every time,” Mooney said. “It’s musical theatre at its most dazzling and organic.” Though it’s based on Dickens’ bleak

Victorian novel, the musical puts a light- ensemble. hearted spin on the story – kicking off The production stars Alex McMorran when the Music Hall Royale stages its flam- as John Jasper, Jennifer Doan as Rosa Bud, boyant rendition of the unfinished Dickens Sarah Wolfman-Robichaud as Drood, Jack mystery. Rigg as the Chairman, Alfonso Banzon as The story deals with John Neville Landless, Emma Rendell Jasper, a Jekyll-and-Hyde choiras Helena Landless, Mike Wild master who is in love with his as Rev. Crisparkle, Linda Leong student, Miss Rosa Bud, who is in Sum as Princess Puffer, Chris turn engaged to Jasper’s nephew, Lam as Bazzard, James Walker Edwin Drood. Drood disappears as Durdles and Jesse Setka as the one stormy Christmas Eve – but Deputy. it’s up to the audience and the Musical direction is by Vashti actors to decide if he’s been murFairbairn, with choreography by dered and who may have killed Dawn Ewen. him. Metro Theatre is at 1370 “February 2012 marks 200 years Gordon Bruce Southwest Marine Dr. Tickets since the birth of Charles Dickens,” actor range from $10 to $30. Buy at Mooney pointed out. “I can’t think the door, through of a better way to celebrate Dickens’ birth- or by calling 604-684-2787. day than by engaging with the final characFor more about the production, check out ters he created.” Bruce and Fisher are both featured in the

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played all the roles in the show, which was described as “bawdy, loud, saucy and entertaining. Shakespeare himself would have approved!” Kudos to the theatre for reaching out to youth.

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Love theatre? Here’s one that sounds fascinating. Confessions of the Other Woman is onstage at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts from Feb. 22 to 25. It’s the world premiere of the play by Valerie Sing Turner, starring Sing Turner alongside Kevin Loring and Matt Ward. As a press release explains it, it tells the story of Eve, who has met her soulmate Sam – who comes possessed of a sense of humour, charisma and, more unfortunately, a wife. It’s up to Eve to navigate their attraction while fending off the voice of PohPoh, her Chinese grandmother. The release notes that the production uses evocative imagery and MGMstyle dances to conjure up a world that blurs reality and fantasy. Dance design is by Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg, and it’s directed by Diane Roberts and Gerry Trentham. It’s on nightly at 8 p.m. in the Studio Theatre. See www.shadbolt for more.





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A Burnaby resident is onstage starting this week in a neo-burlesque musical in Vancouver. Michael Kovac appears in Lost Girls of Neverland, which plays at the Anza Club from Feb. 16 to March 3. “Set during Mardi Gras, this contemporary musical comedy is guided by modern pop music, dynamic dance numbers and fabulous costumes,” producer Cameron Fatkin said in an email. “The story follows the trials and tribulations of The Lost Girls, a dance troupe working at New Orleans’ hottest gentlemen’s club, Neverland. The beautiful and innocent Wendy Darling is thrust into the spotlight, encountering sex, love and the jealous and vain Tinkerbell. Meanwhile, across town at the Mermaid Lagoon, Madame Hook plots her revenge against her archenemy Mistress Pan, whom she has held a grudge against for years.” Michael, who’s been involved in both the theatre community and film industry in Vancouver for years, appears as Pan’s best


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PUBLIC HEARING The Council of the City of Burnaby hereby gives notice that it will hold a Public Hearing TUESDAY, 2012 FEBRUARY 21 AT 7:00 P.M. in the Council Chamber, Burnaby City Hall, 4949 Canada Way, Burnaby, B.C., V5G 1M2, to receive representations in connection with the following proposed amendments to “Burnaby Zoning Bylaw 1965”. 1) BURNABY ZONING BYLAW 1965, AMENDMENT BYLAW NO. 3, 2012 – BYLAW NO. 13054 Rez. #11-17 6709 Royal Oak Avenue The North Half Lot “F”, D.L. 152, Group 1, NWD Plan 10076 From: R5 Residential District To: CD Comprehensive Development District (based on RM2 Multiple Family Residential District and Metrotown Development Plan as guidelines, and in accordance with the development plans entitled, “Royal Oak Fourplex” prepared by TD Studio). The purpose of the proposed zoning bylaw amendment is to permit the construction of a four-unit, three-storey town house development with surface parking. 2) BURNABY ZONING BYLAW 1965, AMENDMENT BYLAW NO. 4, 2012 – BYLAW NO. 13055 Rez. #11-50 4021 Kingsway Lot 1, D.L. 34, Group 1, NWD Plan LMP33243 From: CD Comprehensive Development District (based on C2 Community Commercial District and P1 Neighbourhood Institutional District) To: Amended CD Comprehensive Development District (based on C2 Community Commercial District and P1 Neighbourhood Institutional District and Metrotown Development Plan guidelines and in accordance with the development plan entitled “Proposed Expanded Daycare at 4021 Kingsway, Bby., B.C.” prepared by Stephen Chan) The purpose of the proposed zoning bylaw amendment is to permit an increase in capacity to the existing childcare facility. 3) BURNABY ZONING BYLAW 1965, AMENDMENT BYLAW NO. 5, 2012 – BYLAW NO. 13060 TEXT AMENDMENT The purpose of the proposed zoning bylaw amendment regarding permitted uses in the M8 Advanced Technology District is to provide clarification concerning the distinction between research and development offices from business and professional office uses. All persons who believe that their interest in property is affected by a proposed bylaw shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to be heard or to present written submissions respecting matters contained in the bylaw. Written submissions may be presented at the Public Hearing or for those not attending the Public Hearing must be submitted to the Office of the City Clerk prior to 4:45 p.m. the day of the Public Hearing. The Director Planning and Building’s reports and related information respecting the zoning bylaw amendments are available for public examination at the offices of the Planning Department, 3rd floor, in Burnaby City Hall. Copies of the proposed bylaws may be inspected at the Office of the City Clerk at 4949 Canada Way, Burnaby, B.C., V5G 1M2 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. weekdays from Tuesday, 2012 Jan 31 to Tuesday, 2012 Feb 21. NO PRESENTATIONS WILL BE RECEIVED BY COUNCIL AFTER THE CONCLUSION OF THE PUBLIC HEARING A. Skipsey, ACTING CITY CLERK

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Over the past year the Burnaby Board of Trade has hosted an impressive roster of elected officials representing all three levels of government as part of its Distinguished Speakers Series. This month that list will be topped as the BBOT welcomes Premier Christy Clark for a special breakfast event. Clark, who was born and raised in Burnaby and studied at SFU, is expected

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to discuss the 2012-13 budget due to be tabled this month. “We’re extremely excited to have the Premier address our business community,” said BBOT president and CEO Paul Holden. “It’s a truly rare opportunity for our membership to hear straight from the source what the Province of British Columbia has planned for the coming year, and how the new budget will impact their businesses and their bottom-line.” The breakfast will take place

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On February 2, 2012 the Burnaby Board of Trade hosted its annual Lunar New Year banquet celebrating the auspicious year of the dragon. The sold-out event at Fortune Seafood Restaurant featured a traditional 9-course meal and musical acts by the Chinese Seniors Association, Vancouver Ocarina Family, K.E. Grace Yun and Sarah Choi.

In an address to banquet guests, Mayor Derek Corrigan boasted about Burnaby’s cultural diversity, noting its varied communities from Afghanistan to Zanzibar. The City of Burnaby shares particularly strong ties with the Asia-Pacfic region and maintains sister city relationships with Kushiro, Japan; Hwaseong, Korea and Zhongshan City, P.R. China. See City of, 2

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The Burnaby Board of Trade’s 2012 City Council Reception last month provided BBOT members with a unique opportunity to meet and connect with Burnaby City Council, Burnaby School Trustees, and even Mayor Derek Corrigan himself. The event, held at the Delta Burnaby Hotel and Conference Centre, also provided an opportunity for the BBOT to honour their extensive list of committee volunteers by presenting them with Certificates of Appreciation and a photo opportunity with the mayor. In his 2012 outlook, Corrigan heaped praise on the Burnaby business community that has flourished despite tough economic conditions. He specifically acknowledged companies such as Telus, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, and Simon Fraser University for being anchors in the community that have encouraged sector growth and allowed the city to become the business hub it is

recognized as today. The mayor also commented on the unique relationship the City of Burnaby enjoys with the Burnaby Board of Trade. “In Burnaby we have a Board of Trade that stretches itself to ask not only what’s good for business, but what’s good for the community as a whole,” said Corrigan. “Helping to grow a strong and vibrant community is a major part of our triple bottom line commitment, and an absolute necessity in fostering a thriving business environment,” added BBOT President and CEO, Paul Holden after the event. “What’s good for the community as a whole is equally beneficial for business owners and employees who are proud to call Burnaby home.” Also speaking at the reception was Burnaby Board of Education Chair, Larry Hayes, whose outlook included comments on community growth, new and expanding programs, and recent recognition for a program serving children of imprisoned Tamil women awaiting immigration hearings.

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City of Burnaby maintains strong ties with the Asia-Pacific region Lunar New, 1 Corrigan also indicated that City Council will continue to foster its strong ties in the Asia-Pacific with plans to visit China later this year. The BBOT thanks the Pacific Gateway Committee for their involvement in the planning of the Lunar New Year celebration. The Pacific Gateway Committee facilitates connections between the Burnaby business community and industries in the Asia-Pacific region, and pursues opportunities to create a more ethnically integrated business community. The Committee further identifies priority issues relating to trade, investment, education, and cultural exchanges between the Burnaby Board of Trade, the business community and the Asia-Pacific region.

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MEMBER SPOTLIGHTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS Canada Summer Jobs Canada Summer Jobs provides funding to not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers and small businesses with 50 or fewer employees to create summer job opportunities for young people aged 15 to 30 years who are full-time students intending to return to their studies in the next school year. The application period for Canada Summer Jobs 2012 is from February 1 to February 29, 2012. For more information on Canada Summer Jobs 2012 or to apply online visit 3rd Annual ‘The Art of Being Together’ L’Arche Greater Vancouver holds its annual art exhibit fundraiser on Saturday March 10th from 1pm to 5pm at the Nikkei Museum & Heritage Centre (6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby BC). This event will feature works of art by some of Lower Mainland’s emerging and leading artists along with inspiring pieces created by teams of people with and without developmental disabilities. Admission is by donation. For more information, visit facebook. com/taobt or follow L’Arche on Twitter: @larchev FortisBC opens B.C.-based customer service centres The phone lines are open, marking the completion of a two-year project by FortisBC to move to in-house customer service for natural gas customers. In addition to creating new jobs,

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Choreographer in the spotlight

She’s a rising start in the world of choreography – and now Burnaby’s Shannon Moreno has a chance to see her work take centre stage. The world premiere of Moreno’s work Something(s) Relative will take to the stage at the Scotiabank Dance Centre Feb. 16 to 18. The work is presented by Moreno’s company, Science Friction, and it’s taking to the stage courtesy of the Iris Garland Emerging Choreographer Award – a biennial award for young B.C. choreographers that Moreno won last year. It’s loosely inspired by Alan Lightman’s novel Einstein’s Dreams and explores themes of dreaming, time and space, asking whether dreams can truly help us to understand ourselves. Something(s) Relative is a quartet performed by four top local dancers: Justine Chambers, Alison Denham, Billy Marchenski and Farley Johansson – Moreno’s partner and the co-artistic director of Science Friction. “I’m thrilled to have a great creative team,” Moreno said in a video message about the production, noting the four dancers are some of the hottest talents in contemporary dance today. She added: “I’m excited for you to see what can happen when you get a roomful of fine collaborative artists.” Moreno was born in Vancouver and studied with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet Professional School and the Rudra Béjart Ballet in Switzerland. She has worked as a dancer with the Gothenberg Opera Ballet in Sweden, the Deutsch Oper am Rhein in Germany and with Link Dance and Wen Wei Dance in Vancouver. She is a Dance Centre artist-inresidence for the 2011/12 season and a guest teacher for Ballet B.C. Tickets are $25, or $18 for students and seniors, available at

Art at the library Art lovers are being invited to check out some eye music. The Burnaby Art Gallery is offering up an outreach exhibition at the McGill library branch in North Burnaby until March 12. The exhibition, Eye Music Gallery, 1982, is a portfolio of work from the City of Burnaby’s permanent art collection. The Eye Music Gallery portfolio was published in 1982 as a fundraising project for Toronto’s Music Gallery. It was curated by participating artists Michael Snow and Nobua Kubota, and many of the artists chosen for the project were musicians or sound poets. The majority of the prints in the exhibition were printed at Jerry Shiner’s Art Printer in Toronto. The portfolio was purchased by the Burnaby Art Gallery in 1994, and this is the first time the complete portfolio has been shown by the gallery. The McGill branch of Burnaby Public Library is at 4595 Albert St. It’s open Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. For more about the exhibition, and other offerings from the Burnaby Art Gallery, see www.burnabyart

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Celebrating the Lunar New Year

Representatives from the BC Seniors Games joining in the celebration. The Burnaby Board of Trade celebrated the Lunar New Year with a nine-course banquet at Burnaby’s Fortune House Seafood Restaurant on February 2. The soldout crowd enjoyed Chinese delicacies and live, multicultural entertainment while celebrating the Year of the Dragon. PHOTOS: Tiffany Cooper

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Burnaby firefighter cut from handyman show

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He may not be Canada’s best handyman, but he’s right at the top of the pack.

Burnaby firefighter Todd Wynes was cut from the HGTV show Canada’s Handyman Challenge at the end of last week’s episode, leaving just six more contestants. Wynes, a 43-year-old Coquitlam resident, was profiled by the NOW last month after he made the cut to appear as one of the top 12 finalists on the show,

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Helping out: Burnaby firefighter Todd Wynes with the toolbox that helped to earn him a spot on Canada’s Handyman Challenge.

beating out hundreds of hopefuls across the country. Though his run is now officially done, he said he’s happy he got the chance to take part. “It was a great experience, great to meet the guys – they were just awesome – but I don’t think I’ll do it again,” he told the NOW. “It just fluked out. My vacation time was at that time, so I could go, and it all came together – maybe I should go on Canada’s Worst Handyman,” he said with a laugh. Wynes took one of the few spots in the western portion of the tryouts with a tool box he built out of a piece of plywood. That project got him a spot at the next round, and from there he was told he’d be going on to the show itself, which was filmed over the summer. In last week’s episode, Wynes took part in a team competition building bunk beds. After that, he and a fellow competitor were deemed to be in the bottom two spots – meaning one of them had to go home. They faced off in a special head-to-head challenge which Wynes ultimately won, keeping his spot on the show for a bit longer. But that was quickly followed by the next round of competition and, in the end, Wynes was cut. “It was frustrating. It was an electrical competition, and I know that stuff, but it had been a long day (with the head-to-head challenge), and I think I had no gas left in the tank,” he said.

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Once the episode aired, he got some ribbing from friends and family. “Especially the guys at work,” he said goodnaturedly. “They were bugging me saying, ‘What, you know how to do that.’” He says he has stayed in touch with fellow contestant Frank Waters, who he roomed with during the challenge and is also from B.C. As for the ultimate winner, Wynes can’t say who might take the crown in the end. But there’s still a chance

– and was subsequently signed by the show’s three famous handymen hosts, Mike Holmes, Scott McGillivray and Bryan Baeumler – will be auctioned off at the upcoming firefighters charitable ball. That event, the 20th annual ball, will be held March 10 at the Hilton Metrotown, with silent and live auctions, dinner, dancing and “casino” games. For details on the ball, and to get tickets, see www. ChristinaMyersA

for him to take a different title: Fan Favourite. The show’s website on HGTV includes a roundup of profiles on each of the 12 contestants – 11 men and one woman – and an opportunity to vote for one of them. The person with the most votes will get the title, which will be announced after the winner is named. In the meantime, Wynes is hoping his brush with fame will help out a good cause right here at home. The tool box that won him the spot on the show

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A unique housing project in Burnaby will get a boost thanks to the efforts of a local child. Caitlin Sankaran-Wee, a home-schooled student living in Vancouver, was chosen as a runner-up in the annual Meaning of Home contest, garnering $5,000 for the local Habitat for Humanity office. In B.C., Habitat for Humanity has an office in Vancouver, with a major housing project under construction in Burnaby. There were more than 3,000 entries to the annual writing competition, run by Genworth Canada, a private Canadian residential mortgage insurer. Four other runner-ups won $5,000 for their local Habitat offices, with one grand prize winner in Calgary directing $60,000 to the Habitat project there. The winners also got pizza parties for their respective classrooms; as Sankaran-Wee is home-schooled, she donated her pizza party to an inner-city school in Vancouver. The contest has resulted in more than $450,000 in donations by Genworth to more than 30 Habitat for Humanity affiliates across the country since 2007. For more on the contest, see

Spoken Ink night set for next week

Lovers of the written word are invited to join in the fun at the Burnaby Writers’ Society’s next Spoken Ink night. The next event in the monthly reading series is set for Tuesday, Feb. 21 at La Fontana Caffe, 1013701 Hastings St. in North Burnaby. The evening will feature special guest Leslie Michel Beckmann, an environmental scientist who lives and writes on the North Shore. Her non-fiction has appeared in academic journals and in the popular press on topics ranging from physiology to climate change to marine conservation in Canada’s Arctic. Her short story Tortfeasor was a prize-winner in the 2011 Canada Writes competition for Creative NonFiction, and her short story Fingerling was short-listed for the Malahat Review’s 2012 Open Season award

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Creating a better doctor-patient relationship HEALTHWISE

Dr. Davidicus Wong


hough your doctor is the last person you should think of on Valentine’s Day, the patient-doctor relationship is one of your most important. Your health depends on it. Ideally, it’s a relationship of mutual positive regard. You feel comfortable telling your doctor anything and everything, and you trust your doctor to give you the best care. In turn, your doctor knows all about you, trusts

you, guides you through the health-care system and supports you through the highs and lows of life. But like every other relationship, it is rarely perfect. We can have communication problems – not surprising when we are speaking two different languages: Medspeak and normal English. Misunderstandings are common. Even when the doctor writes instructions down, they can be hard to read. You might not feel bold enough to disagree with your doctor or admit that you won’t be able to follow through with the plan. Then you may feel embarrassed to come back not having adhered to it. If communication has been particularly bad, you may harbour negative feel-

ings towards your doctor and perhaps all doctors. Some people never see doctors for just this reason. Of course, uncomfortable physical examinations are another. The reasons for conflict and discomfort are complex. Doctors are human, too, with their own priorities and emotional reactions. Sometimes our styles and personalities clash. As with all our relationships, we each bring emotional baggage to the bedside. Medical school teaches us to be dispassionate and dissociated so that we can be objective and clearheaded in an emergency. If we do this too well, we can come across as cold and clinical. We learn a particular system of inquiry – a way

of funnelling down our questions from broad to narrow. When we become too focused on disease and overly task-oriented, we may seem abrupt and rushed. Doctors are known to interrupt their patients’ answers in order to ask another question. Patients sometimes feel like they are treated like a number or a disease. They want to be seen and treated as complete individuals. You might be surprised to hear that with very few exceptions, my colleagues invariably put the patient first. The individual is the focus of every clinical encounter. It is the priority of all that we do – in our daily work, at our meetings, on rounds and in lectures.

Doctors do care about your well-being, but they don’t always show it. Have you ever felt unappreciated in a relationship, then realized that you are valued in different ways? It’s as if men and women are from Earth and doctors are from another planet. In upcoming columns in this series, you’ll learn about promising new initiatives to help physicians relate better to their patients. It’s something we all value. A solid patient-doctor relationship facilitates the therapeutic alliance needed to ensure the best clinical outcomes and positive experiences for both you and your physician. This is a cornerstone of the new Burnaby Division

of Family Practice, a nonprofit association of the city’s family physicians. Our vision for the Burnaby community: patients and physicians achieving health and happiness. But to improve any relationship, both sides must work together. We need your feedback. Send your comments and suggestions to me at wong or leave a comment on my website at davidi What do you like? What don’t you like? How can we do it better? Dr. Davidicus Wong is chair of the Burnaby Division of Family Practice. His Healthwise column appears regularly in this paper. You can find his Positive Potential Medicine podcasts at

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26 Double record falls

26 Coach near 500 wins

26 SFU in the pink on Sat.

SECTION COORDINATOR Tom Berridge, 604-444-3022 •

Skip tired of second-place Brier blues

hasn’t done yet, so go do it,” Pierce added. sports editor The Pierce rink swept Burnaby skip Brent the A event with a perfect Pierce is wondering how 5-0 record, including a 12many more opportunities 6 win over Jay Tuson of he will have to earn a berth Victoria in the A final, to to the Canadian men’s Brier earn a spot in the playcurling championships. downs. The Royal City Curling Pierce then overClub skip lost a provincial whelmed Cotter 9-2 in just men’s championship final seven ends in the quarterfor the fifth time, falling 7- final in the first meeting 5 to defending B.C. champ between the two skips. Jim Cotter of Kelowna at Cotter got a second the Parksville Curling Club chance at Pierce on account on Sunday. of his B event standing Down by later in the one and with playdowns, “The difference shot rock in after edging was a quarterthe 10th end, Royal City’s Pierce missed a Chris Baier 7-6 inch on the raised takeout the semifinal rock. I expected in on Cotter’s shot on Saturday. rock to allow to make it, but Cotter’s the Okanagan third that’s the game.” Folk andKevin skip a steal lead and a return Rick Sawatsky BRENT PIERCE ticket to the won a B.C. Burnaby curling skip men’s Brier in championship Saskatoon in with Bob Ursel March. in 2008. The Cotter rink is It was Pierce’s eighth coached by four-time proappearance in a provincial vincial champ Rick Folk, men’s curling champion- who won a string of three ship final since 1990. consecutive B.C. men’s “We blew everyone titles between 1993 through away in the tournament. ’95. The difference was a quarThe Baier rink of third ter-inch on the rock,” said Mike Johnson, second Jay Pierce on a shot he would Wakefield and lead John normally make seven times Cullen earned a spot in the out of 10. playdowns with a 9-4 win “I expected to make it, over Tuson in the C event but that’s the game,” Pierce on Saturday. said. Geall edged 2004 provinThe Pierce rink of third cial champion Jay Peachey Jeff Richard, second Kevin of Royal City 6-5 to steal Recksiedler and lead Grant the final C event berth. Dezura opened with a sinBaier lost 5-2 to Tuson gle in the first end. after a three-rock seventh He then tied the game end in the semifinal of the A 2-2 with a single in the fifth event. Baier then dropped and again with a deuce in an 8-7 squeaker in an extra the seventh. end to Cotter in the semifiPierce led 5-4 following nal of the B event. a steal in the eighth, but Baier defeated Geall Cotter struck back with 9-8 in his quarter-final two in the ninth to take a playdown, with a single lead of one heading into in the 11th end. He then the final end. lost another close single“It’s tough losing and point match with Cotter in devastating for the team,” an extra end in the playsaid Pierce, who won a downs. Canadian and world title The Peachey rink of with Greg McAulay in third Ron Leech, second 2000. He also returned to Bryan Kedziora and lead the Brier as a third with Dwayne Uyede advanced to the B final following a 6skip Sean Geall in 2009. “I’ve won my share, 5 win over Tuson. Peachey and I’ve won the Brier. then lost 7-2 to Cotter in the It’s something he (Cotter) B final.

Playoff week:

Alpha Aztecs Ashley Steele, with ball, led the North Burnaby team with 13 points in a recent win over Mikaela Genio, right, and the Burnaby Mountain Lions in juvenile girls’ basketball. Burnaby North will host the Grade 9 girls’ playoffs this week. The final will be played Thursday at 5 p.m.

Tom Berridge

Larry Wright/ burnaby now

8-0 Bulldogs win boys’ BurWest Tom Berridge sports editor

The Byrne Creek Bulldogs finished the BurWest high school boys’ basketball regular season in first place with a perfect 8-0 record. The provincial honourable mention Bulldogs showed a little more depth off the bench and a tad more grit in a 65-44 victory over the Burnaby South Rebels in the final league games for both schools in the Friday matchup at South. The win gave Byrne Creek hosting rights for this week’s playoff hoop finals, which begin today. With its third-place finish, Burnaby South will host the quarter-final playdowns on Tuesday between Burnaby Central, Burnaby North and Burnaby Mountain, beginning at 5:15 p.m. In the final league game, Byrne Creek raced out to a 10-2 start and held the lead throughout the remaining 40 minutes against South, which was missing senior post Nick Irvine

from the lineup. “Yeah, it (the score) would have been different I think,” said Byrne Creek high scorer Kennedy George, with Irvine in the lineup. “I’m sure we’re going to see them (South) in the final. It will be a closer game.” George was not far off a tripledouble for the Bulldogs, scoring a game-high 14 points, while nabbing 10 rebounds and committing seven steals in the game. Jado Lado and David Majstorovic both contributed six points in a runaway 23-8 third quarter for the ‘Dogs, finishing with a dozen points apiece. Quentin Nguyen netted nine points to lead all South shooters. The Bulldog bench outpointed South 21-15 in the afternoon contest. “We were fortunate we had a little more depth tonight,” said Byrne Creek head coach Wayne Best. Byrne led 18-8 at the end of the first quarter, but South, behind some hot three-point shooting, reduced

the deficit at half time to just six points. Gino Pagbilao launched a pair of back-to-back bombs early in the second quarter. Nguyen and Andrew Yang, with a five-point effort to end the period, also nailed a three. But it wasn’t enough against Byrne’s strength off the bench and tenacious defence that committed 18 thefts in the game. Grade 11 forward Dejan Posavljak had a strong outing for South, scoring seven points, while adding eight rebounds and four blocked shots. With Irvine back in the lineup, Best expects the next time the two teams meet to be much closer. “When we see them again it will be a completely different story,” Best said. On Wednesday, BNW runner-up New Westminster Hyacks will play the winner of South and North at 5:15 p.m. Following the earlier game, Byrne Creek will host the winner of Central and Mountain.

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Forward breaks conference record compete for a full game against a physical team like sports editor Anchorage. They played Nayo Raincock- hard from start to finish,” Ekunwe’s record 19th said Langford in a Clan Great Northwest confer- press release. ence double-double was Kristina Collins led SFU not enouth to lead Simon against Anchorage with 16 Fraser University past points, including 12 from Alaska Anchorage in wom- three-point land. en’s basketball Saturday. In Fairbanks, SFU got The third-year Clan a seven-point contribuforward scored 14 points tion and a career-high and added 14 eight rebounds rebounds in New “Turnovers hurt from a 77-57 loss to Westminster us. It took a the Seawolves sophomore in Anchorage. couple of people guard Kia Van T w o Laare to pace making great days earlier, the Clan to its Raincockplays at the end 14th win this E k u n w e for us to get the season. smashed her Raincockown conferEkunwe leads win.” ence mark set the GNAC in BRUCE LANGFORD last year in seven separate SFU head basketball coach her rookie seacategories. son, leading The 6-2 all scorers with 31 points junior leads all conference and a game-high 15 boards scorers, averaging 18 points in SFU’s 72-64 victory at per game. Alaska Fairbanks. Raincock-Ekunwe also “Overall I thought we tops all rebounders on both were very inconsistent,” the offensive and defensaid Clan head coach sive boards with a 298 Bruce Langford, a recent total. Raincock-Ekunwe is Basketball B.C. hall of fame currently averaging 13.5 nominee. “We had some rebounds per outing. great runs but could not She also has a conferstop them from getting ence-best 36 blocked shots back into it. Turnovers and leads in total minutes hurt us. It took a couple of played. people making great plays The Clan women will at the end for us to get the host Central Washington in win.” the West Gym on Thursday. That observation proved Game time is 7 p.m. prophetic in the Clan’s second game of the week in Anchorage. Simon Fraser University After leading the game fell just short of a weekend 36-30 at halftime, the Clan sweep in men’s basketball were outscored 47-21 in the at the Burnaby campus. latter period to tumble to The Clan opened with a fourth place in conference 79-71 victory over Alaska standing with a 9-5 record. Fairbanks on Thursday but With the score knotted were unable to make up for at 46 points apiece and a poor first half in a 85-75 just over 13 minutes left to loss to Alaska Anchorage play, Anchorage went on a after an attempted come12-2 tear and never looked back against the No. 17 back. NCAA Division II school “We need to be able to team on Saturday.

Tom Berridge

Men split games

sports editor

Simon Fraser University head women’s softball coach Mike Renney is two wins away from career number 500. Trisha Bouchard clubbed a threerun homer in the eighth inning to give the Clan a 9-6 victory over Grand Canyon University and Renney his 498th win at the Desert Stinger tournament in Las Vegas on Sunday. Bouchard went two for four at the plate with four runs batted in. Cara Lukawesky went seven and twothird innings to record her third win of the young season. “I was pleased with the offensive output early on but the way we sat on the lead was disappointing,” said

Simon Fraser University’s John Mlikotic was named the Great Northwest conference golfer of the week after a top-10 finish at the Cal State San Marcos Invitational. Mlikotic carded opening rounds of 72 and 73 before finishing with a 227 total and a tie for 10th place at the invitational collegiate event. “I think my performance in San Diego can be attributed to my tournament preparation. I had been putting in time practising before the tournament and mentally I was ready to go,” said Mlikotic in a prepared release.

SFU in the pink this Saturday

The Simon Fraser University women’s basketball team will be hosting its annual Pink Zone game in support of breast cancer research on Saturday. Fans are encouraged to wear pink at the conference matchup against Northwest Nazarene in the West Gym on Saturday, Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. All proceeds from the merchandise sales at the game will be donated to the B.C. Cancer Foundation.

Manitoba freshie perfect off bench

Byrne Creek grad Stephanie Gill had a productive weekend for the University of Manitoba women’s basketball team. Gill was perfect off the bench in a 73-62 loss to Saskatchewan in a Canada West conference game on Saturday, going four-for-four from three-point land in the loss. The Manitoba freshman also potted 10 points and had six rebounds and two assists in an earlier 76-67 loss on Friday in the first of a two-game set in Saskatoon. Jason Lang/burnaby now

Double trouble: Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe, right,

leads the Great Northwest conference in a number of catogories. “We didn’t follow our game plan in the first half. We let guys do things that we knew they were good at,” said forward Zack Frehlick in a prepared SFU press release. “In the second half, we really got back to doing what we knew we were supposed to do all along, and it worked out for us.” Justin Brown led the Clan with 28 points and seven assists, while Connor Lewis hit five three-pointers in a 17-point effort against Anchorage. The U.S. school led by as much as 32-10 at one point in the opening half. In the second half, SFU cut the deficit to a single bucket on a bomb by Lewis,

but could get no closer. On Thursday, guard Jordan Sergent helped SFU post its first conference win at home, scoring a gamehigh 24 points, including 10-for-11 from the freethrow line. Brown was perfect at the charity stripe, making all nine of his second-half attempts to finish with 18 points. The Clan is on the road this week for two important matchups against Central Washington and Northwest Nazarene. The two U.S. schools are currently in a showdown for the sixth and final conference playoff spot in the Great Northwest conference.

Softball coach nears 500 career wins Tom Berridge


Renney in a school press release. The Clan kicked off the softball season with a 10-5 win over Academy of Art on Leah Riske’s three-run, three-RBI outing. After a 15-0 defeat to Cal State Monterey Bay on Friday, SFU came out the following day with two big wins over Minot State and Lewis universities. Carly Lepoutre had three hits, two RBIs and one run scored in the leadoff position. Riske also knocked in three runs. Lukawesky went the distance, giving up just four hits in the 11-1 mercy-rule win over Minot State. In the second game, Kelsie Hawkins allowed just one earned run in six innings in a 2-1 victory over Lewis.

Burnaby’s Kelsey Haberl figured prominantly in both Clan runs. The senior infielder drew a walk with the bases loaded in the fourth inning to tie the game 1-1. In the sixth inning, Haberl hit a pitch to the shortstop and the resulting error allowed Lauren Mew to score the game-winning run from second base. Lukawesky came on in the top of the seventh to record her first save of the year. “Offensively, I thought we were flat after the offensive fireworks of the first game, but our pitchers know that their job is to keep us in the game and Hawkins did just that, pitching perhaps the best game of her career,” said Renney. SFU is in Fullerton, California today (Wednesday).

Six goals in season opener

Junior attack Riley Loewen of Burnaby scored six goals to lead NCAA Division II No. 2-ranked Limestone College to a resounding 22-3 victory over Rollins in its field lacrosse season opener on Sunday. Jackson Decker, the Burnaby Lakers’ second overall draft pick in the recent Western Lacrosse Association draft, scored once and assisted on six of Limestone’s 10 first-half tallies in the season opener.

BURNABY HOCKEY BRIEFS Alan Mazur of Burnaby scored his first East Coast Hockey League goal, helping the Ontario Reign post a 4-0 win over the Utah Grizzlies on Saturday. The puck-moving defenceman tallied the milestone marker late in a three-goal third period for the Reign. Ontario is currently second overall in the Pacific Division and the hottest team in the league with a record of 8-1-1-0 in its last 10 games.

Pats centre named player of month

Former Northwest Giants forward Jordan Weal was named the Western Hockey League player of the month. The 19-year-old Regina Pats centre led all WHL scorers in January with 26 points, including nine goals. Weal picked up points in all 12 games played last month, including seven multi-point matches and goals in all but four of the contests. The fourth-year major junior veteran is currently second in league scoring with 89 points, including his third consecutive 30-plus goal season. Since 2008, Weal has accumulated 125 goals and more than 355 points and is a collective plus-35 despite Regina only making the playoffs once in his four-year tenure.

Four assists help sweep No. 1

University of Denver defenceman Joey LaLeggia picked up four assists in a weekend sweep of No. 1ranked Minnesota in NCAA Division I hockey. The former Burnaby Winter Club product assisted on two goals in a 5-3 win over Minnesota on Saturday. The No. 14 Denver Pioneers also defeated the conference leader 4-3 in overtime in Western Collegiate conference matchup. LaLeggia assisted on the OT game-winner at just 17 seconds of extra time. LaLeggia leads all freshman and defenceman scoring in the conference with seven goals and 17 assists in 22 games.

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BBY S. 1 Br. $745. 6187 Kingsway, cat ok, hardwood, h/wtr ug prkg, WiFi, Mar 1, 604-818-1129

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NEW WEST, 707 8th St. Bright 1 BR, top flr. $865/mo. Near Moody Park. Mar 1st. 604-521-7887

NEW WEST Lrg 1 BR in 3 lvl wood frame bldg, Newly Reno’d, new carpet & paint, incls 1 prkg, cbl & lndry, very well maint bldg, member of crime free multi housing program, pet ok, $795. Cat OK, Approx 1 blk from New West City Hall. Refs. Avail Immed. If interested plse call 604-522-7196

COTTONWOOD PLAZA 555 Cottonwood Ave, Coq

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


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


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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

815 - 5th Ave, New West 1 BR apartments. Includes heat, h/w & cable. U/grnd prkg avail. No pets. Call 604-521-2866 or 604-619-5323


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

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Clean 1 BR & 2 BR Apts. Mature oriented building near Guildford Mall. Rent incl cable, heat, hot water. Prkg available. N/P. Resident Managers. 604-584-5233 or 604-588-8850

NEW WESTMINSTER St. Andrews Street 1 or 2 BR Apt, updated, large balcony. Nr transit & amenities. Small pet OK. Call 604-518-5040 NEW WEST 2 BR apt, nr all amens, laundry facils, inste f/p, ns/np, $960. 604-783-6003 POCO 2 BR apt $765/month. Quiet-family complex, No Pets! Avail Now. Call 604-464-0034 POCO, 2 BR Apt, in very quiet 6 unit bldg. Coin laundry. $875/mo incls heat. Av now. N/P. 604-941-4877 or 604-240-2562 Port Moody


Newer junior 1 BR Condo, 5 appls. N/S and pet possible. Avail now or Mar 1. Lease & excellent refs a must. $1095.

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25 Clute St, New West Reno’d concrete high rise. 1 BR & Bach. By Royal Square Plaza, Safeway & transit. Rent incls heat, hot water, hydro, cable. 55+ bldg. Contact Ana 778-859-0798 Bayside Property 604-432-7774


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

1 or 2 Br. Apt., Large Balcony, Updated, Near Transit & Amens. Small Pet OK.

St Andrews Street • Call 604.518.5040


320-9th St, New West

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

CALL 604 715-7764

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604 939-0944



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Housing Co-Op New West 3 BR townhouse. Avail. April 1st. $979/mo. Share cost $2000, must participate. For eligibility, please bring to the orientation, proof of income (notice of tax assessment and last 3 months pay stub). Sorry, no subsidies.

386 Ginger Drive, New Westminster Fax: 604-520-9713 Phone: 604-520-3886 Orientation:

NEW WESTMINSTER, 1 BR Apt, $725/mo Includes heat, h/w, cable & parking. Near Skytrain. Avail March 1st. Cats okay! Deposit required.


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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.

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Houses - Rent

BBY ROSEWOOD/6TH. 1864sf, 5 BR, 3 lev home, all appls, garge. Av now 1. $1800 + utls. NS/NP. 604-527-0599 or 604-562-7855

BBY CAPITAL HILL Lrg 2BR, 2 Bath, Furn’d/Unfurn’d, own W/D. $1100 incls utls, cable, net. Avail now. NS/NP. 604-708-1157 BBY, CDA Way 1 BR g/lev, $695 incls utls/cbl. Nr bus/shop. NS/P. 604-897-7717 or 778-881-4101

BBY, CENTRAL. 2 BR. 5 appl., gas f/p. Ns/np. $1100/mo incl utils. March 1st. 604-298-0634. BBY CENTRAL Furn 2 BR bsmt, incls hydro, cbl & net, $825. Avail now. no parties. 604-473-4619 BBY CENTRAL PARK, 2 BR Bungalo, lrg fncd yd, nr ammens, $1500. Mar 1. 604-614-8481 BBY N 1 BR suite, nice, clean $700 includes heat/cable. N/S. Avail March 1. 604-298-5988

BBY, N. 3 BR gr lev ste, newly renod, 1500sf, W/D. Near SFU, mins to Sperling Stn. NS/NP. Av Mar 1. $1500/mo. 604-710-8872

BBY, NORTH SFU area New, lrg 2 BR bsmt, 5 appld, own w/d, radient heat, prkg. ns/np. $1100 incl hydro. 604-420-3269 or 604-760-7043

BBY NORTH, Bach $700 avail now. 2 BR, $875 avail Mar 1. N/P. 604 760-1952 or 604 771-5626 BBY, S. 2 BR, f/bath, sh’d w/d. N/s, N/pets. $850/mo + utils, Avail now, refs. 604-727-7562

BBY S. Lrg 3 BR, 2 baths, cov deck & gara/storage, ample prkg, short term? nr transit, w/d, $1600 + % utils. Mar 1. 604-433-3113 NEW WEST Moody Park, 3 BR, 2 baths, 2 f/p’s, all appls, cov deck w/garage, n/s, n/p, $1800 incl utils, 604-985-1596 POCO Very clean 2 BR side by side duplex, big yard, garden, garage. N/P & N/S. $1200. Now. 604-942-5492 or 778-865-1555


Miscellaneous Rentals

COQ LRG 1 BR g/l ste, 6 appls, alarm, gas f/p, $950 incls utls. NS/ NP. Refs. Mar 1. 604-787-6988 N. WEST, Queensborough, 3 BR, main flr, all appls, own parking. $1000/mo + utils, available now. 604-722-5550 or 604-671-8389

POCO, Cidadel, 1BR, 650 sf, cln, $800 incl sat TV, util, own w/d, N/s, N/p, Av now. 604-328-9812 POCO SPACIOUS, renovated 3 BR, upper floor. Priv w/d, f/p, d/w, carport. $1,300/mo + ½ util. 1 year lease. Immed. 778-995-5260

GATED PARKING AVAILABLE New Westminster CALL 604 723-8215

PT COQ. 2 BR, full bath, shared laundry. $875/mo incl hydro/gas. Avail now. Ns/np. 604-944-1479



Office/Retail Rent

STH BURNABY, 600-1200SF Office space. $600 - $1200/mo all inclusive. Louie ★ 604-817-7737

Shared Accommodation


PT MDY. 1 BR, grd/lvl. 900 sf. Full bath, shared w/d. Ns/np. $750/mo incl utils. Mar 1st. 604-727-8210


Townhouses Rent

PITT MEADOWS 3 BR T/H, quiet family complex, Rent geared to income, n/p, 604-465-4851

Coq./Poco/ Port Moody

PT MDY. 1 lrg BR. $500/mo incl util. Sh’d w/d. Ns/np. Immed. Nr Lough Mall/SFU. 604-937-5688


Go to or call 604-444-3000.

BBY 920 Massey St, Reno’d 1 BR Bsmt, d/w, w/d, $700 incls utils. Mar 1. NS/NP. 604 729-1234

BBY, CENTRAL. Newly reno’d SXS 3 BR in 4-plex, 2 f/baths. 5 appl. Ns/np. $1400/mo + sh’d util. Steps from Holdom Skytrain station. Avail Mar 1st. 604-298-0634

6595 1-BEDROOM AP T. Move in tomorrow. Affo rdable monthly rent.

Suites/Partial Houses

BBY, N. Bright, cln, 2 BR g/l ste, over 950 sf, N/s, N/p, Mar 1, $950 incls util/cbl. 604-294-6013

Call 604-521-2884



Fri., Feb. 17th, 7:00 pm

BBY CDN Way: 2 BR Coach House, w/d. Mar 1. $1400 + 75% utils. Call 604 562-1070

New Westminster

Available Now!


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

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

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




office: 604- 936-1225

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




1-877-342-3032 or 1-900-528-6256 or mobile # 3563 (18+) $3.19/



DATING SERVICE. Long-Term/ Short-Term Relationships, FREE TO TRY!!! 1-877-297-9883. Live intimate conversation, Call: #7878 or 1-888-534-6984. Live adult 1on1. Call: 1-866-311-9640 or #5015. Meet Local Single Ladies. 1-877-804-5381. (18+).



ALARM 604-463-7919 Systems Ltd.



* 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 HOME/OFFICE CLEANING, $35/hr. Fully Insured & Bonded. Free Estimates. 604-363-2475



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



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



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





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


Flooring/ Refinishing

Artistry of Hardwood Floors


★ AMAZING TOUCH LAND’G ★ Bobcat, paving, retaining walls, turfing, planting. 604-889-4083 Greenworx Redevelopment Inc. Hedges, Pavers, Ponds & Walls, Returfing, Demos, Drainage, Jackhammering. Old Pools Filled in, irrigation. 604 782-4322


Lawn & Garden

WILDWOOD LANDSCAPING Hedge Trimmimg & Tree Pruning & Hedge Removal Spring Clean Up Chaffer Control & Lawn Restoration. Comm/Strata/Res Aerating & Power Raking. Free Estimates. 604-893-5745

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


Lawn & Garden

A Gardener & A Gentleman Lawn, garden, tree svcs. Pruning, yard clean-up, rubbish. 319-5302

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

LAWNS CUT, power raking, yard clean, aerate, fertilize, gardening, hedges, pruning, gutters, rubbish. Seniors’ 25% disc. 604-773-0075

AL ISAAC (FORMER OWNER OF WEST VAN SHELL) & SON COLIN the quick solution to beautiful flrs at a half the price. 604 463-3661



SIGN UP TODAY FOR &eDE-ICING SpriREMOVAL ng Servic s & receive 10% off initial bill FREE QUOTES


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

604-986-0003 Office 604-561-9100 Colin 604-218-7644 Al

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

Winter Services




Same Day Service, Fully Insured

• Yard Clean-Ups • Pruning • Gutters • Landscaping

• Xmas Lights • Hedges • Rubbish Removal • Odd Jobs

#1 Stevie’s Handyman Services Big or Small, we do it ALL! Call Stevie • 778-997-0337 HANDYMAN Int & Ext repairs & reno’s. Carpentry, Kitch & Bath, Plumbing. Walter 604-790-0842



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




25 Years Experience


STONE WORK Retaining walls, facing, cultured stone. 604-603-2576

Moving & Storage


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


We accept Visa, Mastercard & Interac

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

Residential and Commercial • Landscape Maintenance • Power Raking • Hedge Trim • Pruning • Lawn Repairs

Free Est. 604-779-6978


Planning on RENOVATING?


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

Licenced & Insured Local & Long Distance

FREE ESTIMATES Seniors Discount


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

Over 10 yrs. Exp. • Licenced & Insured • Professional Piano Movers



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

Renovations & Home Improvement


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 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

COMPLETE HOME Renovations Kitchens & Bathrooms Greg • 604-818-0165

AMI MOVING ★ 5 ton cube. Starting at $49/hour. Local & long distances. 24/7 ★ 604-617-8620


LOW COST Rubbish Removal YARD & HOME Cleanup. Reno’s & Constr pickup. 604-727-5232


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


Tree Services


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

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



Auto Miscellaneous

FREE CASH BACK WITH $0 DOWN at Auto Credit Fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599 DLN 30309. Free Delivery. WANT A VEHICLE BUT STRESSED ABOUT YOUR CREDIT? Christmas in February, $500 cash back. We fund your future not your past. All credit situations accepted. 1-888-593-6095.


Collectibles & Classics




1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 265,000 kms, Good condition, air care certified. $3,500 Call:(604)926-2062 email:



Don’t get caught by the rain!



25 Years in Business 25 Years workmanship warranty A

604-984-9004 604-984-6560

Patios/Decks/ Railings

Tried & True Since 1902

Call for a free estimate:


Visit us online to receive a special discount:

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

• Sunrooms • Aluminum patio/deck covers • Aluminum roof • Glass railings • Aluminum fencing • Auto gates Free Estimates 604-521-2688


Paving/Seal Coating




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


Window Cleaning

BOB’S WINDOW Gets that Clean, Clear Shine No Drops, No Drips, No Streaks Right into the corners! Serving you for over 20 yrs. Also do Gutters 604 588-6938


2005 PONTIAC Grand Prix loaded, alloy wheels, pw seats, dingless, 95kms, 3.8 l V6, cln, spoiler, $5750. 604-563-4352

2007 Dodge Caliber SXT 50,560 kms, Black, Manual Trans., Sun roof, 1.8L engine, 42 MPG, Great Shape $7,900 Call: (778) 241-2634


Scrap Car Removal

AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash paid for full sized vehicles.





604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC E

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


Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

Scrap Car Removal

★ FREE TOWING ★ up to $500 CASH Today!

604-728-1965 John



1998 PLYMOUTH VOYAGER. Modified for wheelchairs - side entry ramp. Removable driver & passenger seats. 97,000 km. No accidents. $9,500. 604-535-3167



2007 JAYCO Travel Trailer, 25 ft, like new, sleeps 6, walk around queen bed, slide, a/c, BBQ, spare + lots of extras. $15,900. Ray 604-576-7476 eves. Private sale


LOW COST ® Rubbish Removal

❏ YARD & HOME Cleanup ❏ DISPOSAL Construction, Reno’s & Drywall / Demolition •7 Days/Week •Free Est’s

Isaac ★ 604-727-5232

$35/HOUR PER PERSON • 24/7 Abe Moving & Delivery and Rubbish Removal. 604-999-6020 10% Off with this Ad! For all your plumbing, heating & reno needs. Lic Gas Fitter, Aman. 778-895-2005


15 Years Experience Tree & Stump Removal Prunning & Trimming View Work Fully Insured Call 604 291-7778 or 604 787-5915

Rubbish Removal

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

Tree Services

1988 TOYOTA P/U, ext, 5 sp, V6, 4x4, $1975. 1992 TOYOTA P/U, ext, 5 sp, raised, V6, 4x4, $2500, D9921 in Abbts. toll free 1-877-855-6522

“We Keep you Dry”

We also provide professional ‘Blown in Insulation’

★ ★ ★ ★ ★


*Additions *Quality Work *Ref’s 604-720-1564 NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION. Additions & renos. Quality work. 25+ years exp. 604-936-0404



MATCO DESIGN - Renovations

SAVE on ROOFING - specialize in New/Reroof ★ Fully Ins. WCB. Senior Disc, Ref’s, Work Gtd, 24/7, Free Est. 778-319-5001

To advertise your Home Service Business call Classifieds 604-444-3000

Rubbish Removal

$35/HOUR PER PERSON • 24/7 Abe Moving & Delivery and Rubbish Removal. 604-999-6020 Moving, Storage, Free EST 604-628-7136. Visa, OK

Check out the specialists in our Home Service Directory of the Classifieds and get started on your project today!




Italian Stone Mason & Landscaping Co. We can accommodate you with any outdoor work. Please check out my website:

8185 310-JIMS (5467)



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


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


Burnaby NOW • Wednesday, February 15, 2012 • A31

DISPOSAL BINS: All bins are $199 + dump fees. 604-306-8599


A32 • Wednesday, February 15, 2012 • Burnaby NOW

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Burnaby Now February 15 2012  

Burnaby Now February 15 2012

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