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A Simon Fraser University economist has found evidence that alleged robocalls in the last federal election could have significantly influenced turnout at the ballot box. “My analysis of the Elections Canada data suggests that any alleged robocalling had a statistically significant impact on voter turnout and election results,” said economics professor Anke Kessler, who published her findings on Monday. Kessler noted that by Feb. 26, voters in 27 ridings reported allegations of “robocalls.” The calls were allegedly giving people wrong information about their polling station or were harassing in nature and claiming to be from a particular candidate. Kessler analyzed changes in voter turnout and the number of votes each party received in the 2008 and 2011 elections. She found polling stations with predominantly non-conservative voters saw a decline in turnout from 2008 to 2011. “Ridings where voters were allegedly targeted by robocalls - meaning they were possibly discouraged from voting or directed to the wrong polls - experienced an estimated decline in voter turnout of three percentage points on average. This reduction in turnout translates into roughly 2,500 fewer eligible voters going to the polls,” she said. Elections Canada is investigating Liberal and NDP allegations that the Conservatives hired companies to robocall voters across Canada. Kessler’s study also suggested that in five close Robocalls Page 4

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ucked away on a side street off Lougheed Highway is a little known not-for-profit café run entirely by volunteers. It’s called Connections Coffee House, and it’s the brainchild of local resident Brenda Mitchell. “It just kind of grew on me, the idea that this place here could really be a good spot for people to gather together and get to know each other as neighbours,” she says. “We have an opportunity to build community here.” Mitchell, a music therapist and mothON MY BEAT er of three, has lived Jennifer Moreau in the neighbourhood for 10 years. When she had the idea to use a vacant storefront, she approached her church, Brentwood Park Alliance, which gave her full support and backed the project financially. The café opened in September, and almost all of the volunteers are from her church. Connections Coffee House is in a storefront at the base of a high rise in the Brentwood mall area. The neighbourhood is mostly residential, and the café is a bit off the beaten path, but Mitchell doesn’t seem to mind. That’s because the focus is about building community, not profits. “It really is about creating a gathering space that would build and nurture relationships,” she says. Drinks are $1, and specialty drinks, like lattes and cappuccinos, are $2 – tax included. “We wanted it to be easy and affordable for people to come here,” she says. “That’s why our prices are so low.” The volunteers all get proper barista training, the coffee is from Vancouver’s JJ Bean (which is fair-trade and organic), and the baked goods are from Burnaby’s Monte Cristo Bakery. There’s also a Wii for kids to play, and Wifi is free. The café’s customers are mostly from the immediate community: firefighters, families (there’s a play-space for children), seniors and students. Take 30-year-old Roquela Fernandez for instance. The displaced Torontonian and creative writing student lives in a nearby condo but rarely sees her neighbours. “You can walk down the streets here and not see anyone,” she says. Now that she’s a regular at Connections Coffee House, Fernandez has had a chance to meet some of those neighbours. “It’s really changed the way I feel about the community and the people in it. It’s kind of discouraging to not know people, to not feel you have a place where you live. That’s kind of terraformed the way I feel about this place in my community, and it’s really nice to come in and have people know your name and care about you.” 6

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Coffee talk: Roquela Fernandez and Sarah House are among the regulars at Connections Coffee House, a new non-profit café in the Brentwood area. Fernandez says the volunteers at Connections Coffee House authentically care about the people who frequent the café. “(Author) David Foster Wallace writes a lot about the professional smile. I love Starbucks, but you know they are doing it – they have the professional smile,” she says. “(At Connections) I do believe they authentically care, they really put in a lot of effort. They put in their own time. They are not getting paid. It’s something that comes from the heart, and that’s important to me.” There is low-income housing in the neighbourhood, and the café volunteers have already collected donations for the food bank and referred one family to a Christmas bureau program. They also run regular English conversation sessions, where anyone in the community can drop in on Wednesdays and Fridays to practice. There’s a parents’ and tots’ drop-in group on Tuesdays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Parents can gather for adult conversation while their kids play. When asked why the church would help open a café, Brenda replied: why not? “I would hope that any church would want to be a part of their community,” she says. “It’s not about bringing people to church, that’s not why we are here. … It’s about serving this community.”

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Connections Coffee House is the brainchild of Brenda Mitchell. The new non-profit café in the Brentwood area is run by volunteers and backed by a local church.

Local resident Sue From first heard about the café through Brentwood Park Alliance and has been volunteering since the beginning. “I really enjoy it, I want to volunteer more,” she says. “I like to see people come in and enjoy themselves. … They are happy to come in and happy when

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A04 • Wednesday, March 14, 2012 • Burnaby NOW

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As Vancouver police unveiled their latest initiative, transit shelter posters asking for the public’s help in identifying potential rioters from last summer’s Stanley Cup riot, they also announced that Crown counsel has approved 18 more charges against seven suspected rioters. Among the group of seven now facing charges are two Burnaby youths, who cannot be named because of their age. A 16-year-old girl and a 16-year-old boy, each from Burnaby, are facing charges of mischief and participating in a riot in connection with the Stanley Cup riot on June 15 of last year. According to the Vancouver police, that brings the total to 177 approved criminal charges against 67 suspected rioters. The Integrated Riot Investigation Team has recommended 432 criminal charges against 150 suspected rioters. www.twitter.com/AlfieLau

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ridings with alleged robocalls, the calls could have secured a victory for those Tory MPs. “The average winning margin for districts with no robocall allegations was 10,913 votes or 22.6 percentage points,” Kessler said. “Ridings where allegations of impropriety have emerged, in contrast, had a margin of victory that was almost 28 per cent lower: 8,719 votes or 16.4 percentage points.” Kessler also stressed that her findings do not prove that misconduct or illegal activity happened. “It is important to note that my findings in no way can prove whether misconduct or an illegal act has occurred,” she said. To read her paper, go to http://bit.ly/ RobocallPaper.

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Burnaby NOW • Wednesday, March 14, 2012 • A05

Mayor backs Topp in NDP race NDP leadership candidate ‘deeply honoured’ to have Corrigan’s support Jennifer Moreau staff reporter

Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan is throwing his weight behind Brian Topp, one of seven contestants in the federal NDP leadership race. “I have met with all the candidates, looked closely at their proposals and watched this debate unfold very closely,” said Corrigan. “I have determined that Brian Topp is the best candidate to lead the NDP, defeat Stephen Harper and elect a new national NDP government.” Corrigan said Topp has demonstrated “the right combination of skills and vision to win the election and lead an effective and progressive government.” “Brian worked at the heart of a successful NDP government. He is fluently bilingual. And he knows what he stands for. Brian understands that to win, New Democrats must put forward a bold agenda and deliver on it one practical

step at a time. That’s how time ever. you lead a vibrant and Topp thanked Corrigan growing city like Burnaby. for his endorsement. And that’s how New “I am deeply honoured Democrats can to have Mayor lead the country.” Corrigan’s supTopp is the parport,” he said. “He ty’s president (but is the kind of leadhas temporarily er that is showing stepped down to the way for New run) and worked Democrats who as national camwant to govern paign director for for a purpose – a the 2006 and 2008 better community elections. for all our citizens. He also helped Derek Corrigan His endorsement form the NDP mayor is a huge boost to platform for the my campaign.” 2011 election, where New Following the death of Democrats made history former leader Jack Layton, by becoming the official the New Democrats Opposition for the first have been under Nycole

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A06 • Wednesday, March 14, 2012 • Burnaby NOW

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Best way to reform Senate? Just get rid of it Electing a senator for B.C. will do nothing to fix an institution that has virtually no impact on anyone’s life by the prime minister of the day. Even Canada’s Senate is one of the strangest institutions that could exist in a mod- when they do actually show up, it’s difficult to point to any actual work they ern democracy. do. It vastly over-represents You have to go back at least some parts of the country and Burnaby NOW two decades, to the GST conbrutally shortchanges others. troversy, to find anything our It’s stacked with the partisan senators have done beyond pointlessly fundraisers of years past and a handful mull over legislation, occasionally delay of quasi-celebrities of sporting or miliit and cash their paycheques. tary fame. The only qualification any of So it’s equally pointless for the B.C. them have is being viewed with favour

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Liberals to suggest we should elect the province’s next senator. Spending a bunch of money to pick a single person to sit among 104 others and continue to do next to nothing is not reform, even though the idea is clearly meant as a sop to erstwhile Reformers. There’s no appetite among Canadians to restart the divisive constitutional battles that would come with genuine Senate reform. Why pit region against

region to rework an institution that has virtually no impact on anyone’s life? This is a conclusion that even Prime Minister Stephen Harper arrived at, despite his Reform roots. We get along quite nicely at the provincial level with a single legislative chamber. The simplest and best way to reform the Senate is to get rid of it. Would anyone really care – or even notice?

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must admit I have mixed bizarre. It had been assumed for emotions when it comes to months that this deal was etched telecommunications giant Telus. in stone. Indeed, Telus had On the one hand, I pay them spent more than $10 million hard-wiring the new stadium a lot of money. Every month. with state-of-the-art technology. This modern age of home phones, office The company had even phones, cellphones, spent millions of dollars on impressive new signs kids’ cellphones … Keith Baldrey aargh! Don’t get me that would be part of started! the proposed “Telus Park.” On the other hand, I do get The company was offering to pay $1.5 million a year for 20 pretty good service from the company, which employs thouyears for the naming rights, plus sands of people in this province another $5 million in assorted and has its head office located in other activities associated with the stadium. Burnaby (this in a province not known for its ability to attract No other company was menand retain the head offices of tioned in the same breath when it came to the naming rights. Bell major corporations). It also spends a lot of money was already in the stadium in a here – more than $26 billion different way – as official sponsor of soccer’s Whitecaps. since 2000 building its wireAnd there was certainly less network and other services throughout the province. amused speculation about how It recently announced it would the two telecommunications spend another $3 billion and hire rivals would get along when 1,300 employees over the next both were associated with the three years. same venue. But official naming Telus has also been named rights are a different, and more lucrative, bag than simply sponone of the Top 100 companies to work for in Canada. In short, soring a team. it seems like a model corporate The government has not offered up a credible reason why citizen and one a provincial the apparent deal with Telus government might want to be was suddenly off the table. Jobs closely associated with. Minister Pat Bell said the B.C. All of which makes the govPlace name was “iconic” (I must ernment’s last-second switchhave missed the moment that eroo of not giving Telus the offioccurred) and so the governcial naming rights for the refurbished B.C. Place stadium all the ment decided to forgo the $40 more mystifying and downright B.C. Place Page 7

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Where is the pipeline outcry?

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Re: Mayor wants public consultation on pipeline, Burnaby NOW, March 7. There’s been a lot of attention put on the Enbridge Northern Gateway project that would send raw bitumen from the Alberta Oil Sands through to Kitimat, where the bitumen would be shipped to China and the rest of Asia for refinement into crude and other more usable forms of oil. Rightly so, the attention has mainly been focused upon the potential environmental damage that could be done to the B.C. coast, and there have also been concerns that most of the economic benefit would go to Alberta while British Columbia is left to

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months to be contained and cleaned from the area. Where are the public meetings from Kinder Morgan? We know they’ve been having private meetings with potential customers through their “open season” bidding process on the pipeline’s materials, so why are they unwilling to meet with residents and other potentially affected stakeholders to ensure that there won’t be any problem or unwanted disruptions in the daily lives of citizens? The reason should be abundantly clear; there’s no good answer that Kinder Morgan can give to residents who rightly wish to know what is going to happen to their properties during and after the twinning process. Families who have already had to deal with one rupture are now going to have twice as much raw bitumen flowing under their homes, and the potential for environmental damage will increase accordingly. If Kinder Morgan had any kind of plan for containing or preventing these kinds of ruptures that would stand up to public scrutiny, we would already see these public meetings taking place. That they have not been coming forward to meet with people can only mean that there’s no plan to protect the environment and no plan to help the people unfortunate enough to live on the projected path

of destruction. So, let’s be clear. There should not be any expansion or twinning of the Kinder Morgan pipeline until there’s a publicized plan for protecting the environment and the homes of families, and it must be a plan that is credible and acceptable to those who are likely to be harmed the most through a spill. To allow the expansion under any other conditions would be an abdication of responsibility to taxpayers and our environmental stewardship. Trevor Ritchie, Burnaby

Homes with suites need to pay their fair share Dear Editor:

I recently received a flyer advertising two new homes. These homes replace a perfectly good duplex that was torn down. What sticks in my craw is this: Each of these houses is advertised as having not one but two suites. Not only will this create a parking problem, but the owners of these dwellings will pay the same single-family rates as I do for water, sewer, garbage and other city services. They will also receive income that I’m pretty certain will never be declared. I don’t care if they build a hotel, as long as they carry their own weight. Russ Leach, Burnaby

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million and stick with the suddenly magical name. Bell also insisted the government could make more money selling advertising in and around B.C. Place on its own, but he hasn’t offered up any kind of business plan or model to back up that lofty claim. The premier, for her part, said the proposed Telus deal would have prevented other companies from advertising inside the stadium, but apparently Telus was only guaranteed 30 per cent of the ad space with the rest up for grabs. This lame story coming from the B.C. Liberal government once again raises questions about its business savvy or more accurately, its lack of it. As well, this mess is simply the latest mishap to

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befall the whole B.C. Place refurbishment project. The project’s price grew from the original estimate of $365 million to a final tally of $565 million. The scope of the project also grew. It started out as an effort to replace the roof and then morphed into an all-out renovation that included new seats, scoreboard and field. As a result, the project finished months behind schedule. Much of the costs were supposed to be recovered through the sale of adjoining lands as a real estate development, which was supposed to be anchored by a mega-casino. Well, the casino never materialized (the city vetoed its size), and we have yet to see anything emerge on the real estate deal. While the new facility is impressive enough, it

continues to experience a host of problems. The roof itself doesn’t open quickly and has already needed repairs. The latest headache is grease leaking from the cables that suspend the roof. Do I detect a pattern here? It’s unlikely the last chapter has been written on the Telus snafu. The government will likely have to pay back at least some of the money Telus spent on the stadium already, and the whole thing has the smell of a lawsuit pending somewhere. In the meantime, I’ll just keep paying my Telus bills and keep looking for clues to solve the Telus Park naming mystery. Keith Baldrey is chief political reporter for Global B.C.

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Fisheries: Biologist says leaked info spells trouble for habitat continued from page 1

Fisheries and Oceans Canada. Langer said he received leaked information that the Conservatives are proposing to remove the term “habitat” from the Fisheries Act. Section 35(1) of the act currently states that no one can carry on work or undertaking that “results in the harmful alteration, disruption or destruction of fish habitat.” According to Langer, the change would read: “no person shall carry on any work, undertaking or activity other than fishing, that results in an adverse effect on a fish of economic, cultural or ecological value.” “The government is totally rewriting the habitat protection provisions of Section 35(1) so as to remove habitat protection out of the Fisheries Act,” Langer said in a media statement. “This is a serious situation and will put Canada back to where we were in the pre-1976 period, where Canada had no laws to protect fish habitat and no way to monitor the great industrial expansion that occurred in Canada with the consequential loss of major fish habitat all across Canada.” Frank Williams, vicepresident of Burnaby’s Byrne Creek Streamkeepers said the proposed changes could have local and broader implications. “As I read it, essentially it would take the federal government out of the business of protecting the habitat. You could argue they still have to protect

the fish, but not the area the fish live in,” he said. Williams also said there’s some feeling that these changes may be tied in with pipeline expansions because they cross a lot of watersheds. Locally, it may make streamkeeping work more difficult. “In Byrne Creek, we have spills on an almost regular basis,” he said, adding it’s already difficult to get government to enforce existing protection measures. Fish habitat includes lakes, rivers, oceans and their water flows. According to Langer, it will be difficult to protect habitat if the term is removed from the act. “What is a fish of economic, cultural and ecological value?” he asked. “If it has no economic value, can it be needlessly destroyed?” Langer worked for the federal fisheries department and Environment Canada for 32 years in habitat and water quality protection. He has also qualified as an expert witness in more than 100 pollution and habitat destruction cases in

Canada. When asked to verify and explain the proposed changes, a spokesperson from Minister Ashfield’s office reiterated that “no decision has been taken.” “Federal fisheries policies designed to protect fish are outdated and unfocused in terms of balancing environmental and economic realities,” she wrote, in an emailed response to the Burnaby NOW. “As the minister indicated in the House today, ‘Canada is blessed with an abundant array of natural resources of which we should be proud and which we take seriously in our responsibility to conserve and protect.’” Langer is alleging that the Tories will try to include these Fisheries Act changes in the omnibus budget bill. Minister Ashfield’s office did not respond to the NOW’s question about when and where the proposed changes would be discussed in Parliament. To read biologist Otto Langer’s full, three-page letter, go to Jennifer Moreau’s blog online at www.burn abynow.com and click on the Opinion tab.

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Burnaby NOW reporter Christina Myers is a finalist for the 2012 Canadian Community Newspaper Association awards. Her article, Homes shrouded in history and mystery, was named as a top-three contender for Best Historical Story in its circulation division (for newspapers with circulation above 12,500.) As well, the NOW was named as a finalist for the Outstanding Community Service award (circulation 10,000 and over) for its support and coverage of the 2011 Burnaby Christmas Bureau campaign. Nearly 2,500 entries in a variety of categories were reviewed for the national awards. Winners will be announced in Toronto at an awards gala on April 26. Myers is also a finalist for the provincial B.C. Yukon Community Newspaper Association awards, in the business writing category for an article published in the NOW’s sister paper, The Record. The provincial award winners will be announced on April 14, at an awards ceremony in Richmond. editorial@ burnabynow.com

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Elaine Steel has more than 3,000 Beanie Babies, the stuffed toys that were a big hit in the late ’90s. Her collection includes bears and animals of every kind and colour. Jason Lang/burnaby now

It’s a Beanie Baby boom for Burnaby woman ON MY BEAT

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f you have forgotten about Beanie Babies, those stuffed animals that were all the rage in the late ‘90s, Elaine Steel’s collection may refresh your memory. The Burnaby resident has gathered thousands of the things – zebras, giraffes, dolphins, you name it. Beanie Babies started in 1993 with nine original animal characters. Ty Warner, creator of Beanie Babies is now one of the richest people in the world, thanks to profits from the plush toys. The NOW chatted recently with Steel about her Beanie Baby collection: Question: What are Beanie Babies, for someone who’s never seen them before? Answer: A Beanie Baby is actually a stuffed animal that was created for children. They are like a beanbag, and they were designed to fit in the palm of your hand. When they

first came out they were selling for about $5. The whole point of that was children usually get about $5 allowance a week, and they were designed for children to be able to afford to have a little collection. Q: How many do you have? A: There are approximately 3,000. The last time I counted, there were 2,800 or something and I lost count. So way over 3,000 now. Q: Wow. How much would you say your collection is worth? A: If they are $10 apiece, it would probably be worth $30,000. Q: Tell me about the first one you picked up. A: The first one I got was a Princess Diana, and that was in 1997, she died in August I believe. I got it for Christmas in December from my mom. Q: What was it about the Beanie Babies that drew you in? A: Everybody started collecting them. It was sort of the in-thing to col-

lect. Originally, I was just collecting the little teddy bears. I thought they were kind of cute. From then, I just kind of got obsessed. I just got addicted to collecting them. They are all so cute. If you had to ask me which one was my favourite, I actually don’t have a favourite. Q: I won’t ask you to pick favourites then, but what is your most prized Beanie Baby, the most unusual or valuable? A: It’s a Beanie Balls, and it’s bigger than a basketball, and it’s rainbow colours. It’s actually called Gumdrop. Q: Tell me about your family. What do they think of this? A: When my mom passed away in 2001 – she was the one that brought me the first one – and when she passed away in 2001, I only had 30, and I thought that was a lot. My dad is a collector of bottles and memorabilia from the Royal Family, and he kind of encourages me to collect stuff. … Every weekend when he comes over for a visit, he brings me a bag of Beanie Babies.

Q: Tell me about when these were really popular – what was going on then? A: From ‘93 to about ‘99 maybe you couldn’t actually get them on the market. People were lining up at the stores, and there was a café called Rainforest at Metrotown. I went there one time to get a maple (Beanie Baby), a Canadian one, and about 600 people were lined up before me, and the store opened up at 10 a.m., and I was there at 6 a.m. Q: Why were people so crazy about them? Any idea? A: I don’t know if it’s because they thought they were so cute or some people just wanted to sell them on the secondary market, ‘cause everybody was crazy about them. A lot of people did it for investments. Like the Princess Diana I paid $20 for, you could probably buy it at Value Village now for $2, but at the time she was selling for $1,000 or whatever on the Internet. Q: Do you collect other things? Yeah, teapots. (laughter)

Jason Lang/burnaby now

Cute collection: Aside from Beanie Babies, Steel also collects colourful teapots. Q: And how many teapots do you have? Oh, about 170. I’m in a one-bedroom apartment.

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t’s that time of year: the buds are beginning to pop up, the days are getting longer, and there’s a bit less rain falling from the sky. Spring is on the way, and with it, spring break for local children. In Burnaby, students are off school next week, March 19 to 23. There’s nothing like a little free time to bring about complaints of boredom, so to stave off the “nothing to do” lament, here’s a few suggestions for what’s up around town in

Head over to Burnaby Village Museum every day from Monday, March 19 to Sunday, March 25, noon to 4 p.m. for their annual spring break scavenger hunt fun. This year, it’s dubbed Puppets and Pageantry, with a scavenger hunt, crafts, puppets, entertainment and more. Cost is $6.50 per person for ages two-plus. See www. burnabyvillagemuseum.ca.

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older, and kids must be accompanied by a caregiver. Starting at 1 p.m. each day from Monday to Friday next week, the scheduled movies are: The Smurfs (March 19); Herbie Fully Loaded (March 20); Zookeeper (March 21); The Parent Trap (March 22); Hop (March 23). Call the library at 604522-3971 for more information.

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Burnaby NOW • Wednesday, March 14, 2012 • A15

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oyal Columbian Hospital Foundation shone the spotlight on its supporters and celebrated the hospital’s 150th anniversary at its fifth annual sold-out SHINE Gala on March 8 at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre. The event raised $164,000 to expand cardiac, stroke and aneurysm care at RCH. “From the house on the hill, to the worldclass hospital it is today, the community has cared for RCH and will continue to care to help RCH provide the best in health care,” said RCH Foundation President and CEO Adrienne Bakker. Evening highlights included a surprise rendition of “The Prayer” by Dr. JeanFrancois Dorval in honour of his patient Tim Delesalle and wife, Karen, as well RCH cardiac patient and SHINE Gala Honourary Co-chair Tim as a $50,000 donation from legal firm Delesalle with wife, Karen, and Tim’s cardiologist, Dr. JeanMcQuarrie Hunter LLP. Francois Dorval and his wife, Marie-Eve Courneyer.

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British Columbia’s AAA credit rating and cautioned about the dangers of following down the road of “Greece, France and the United States” in terms of financial management. She stated that her government has created a “modest” budget, but one which will have maximum impact without disrupting families. Clark reiterated her dedication to families, and claimed her government is working to grow the middle class. She

stated that she will be sticking to net-zero wage increases in the public sector and will work to lower taxes for families and small businesses while growing the private sector. Introducing the Premier was Jim Gable, General Manager of Chevron’s Burnaby refinery. Gable spoke about Chevron’s proud role in the community and acknowledged Clark’s local roots See Burnaby Welcomes, 4

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Letter from BBOT President & CEO Paul Holden Welcome back spring! Looking out my window I see nothing but sunshine pouring in, and it’s easy to convince myself that it isn’t still freezing cold outside. Of course the weather can’t last – it is only March after all, and in a few days it will be raining again. But what’s the Lower Mainland without a little drizzle? Here at the Burnaby Board of Trade we are definitely feeling the energy of the new season. It has been a very busy winter that has seen us ring in the Lunar New Year, celebrate sustainable business at our Environmental Forum, and even welcome Christy Clark for a rare visit to the BBOT by a BC Premier. Plus

our membership is growing. Burnaby has always been a vibrant business community, and I’m proud to say that now more than ever businesses of all types and sizes are recognizing the value and importance of coming together to foster greater prosperity for all of us. The Burnaby Board of Trade is also working to secure the future of our business community through our new Access program designed to develop youth leadership and prepare final year post-secondary students to enter the workforce. The program, which is the result of so much hard work over the past several months by staff, local students, and our new Future Leaders Committee, will commence in September with first enrollment beginning in April. Participants will benefit from components such as youth focused networking events, workshops, and our unique “Connector” mentorship opportunities, after which they will graduate the program with a letter of recommendation. More importantly,

Access will provide these young professionals with the skills, confidence and experience necessary to compete in a tough job market, and to be successful in the workplace. Finally, I would just like to point out the next major event we have coming up, our annual State of the City Luncheon. The event will take place on April 11th at the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown and is the best chance for our members to hear from Mayor Derek Corrigan on City Hall’s plans for Burnaby for the coming years. On behalf of the Burnaby Board of Trade, I thank you for your continuing support.

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“Encouraging the triple bottom line of economic, social and environmental sustainability.”

Burnaby welcomes Premier Clark Premier Clark, 1 Thanking the Premier was Shenglin Xian, President of Shenglin Financial, who reflected on his experience coming to BC and the success this “beautiful province” has afforded him. “Having [Clark] join us to explain the new budget and her jobs plan means a lot to our business community,” said BBOT President and CEO Paul Holden. “I think it really goes to show the importance of Burnaby as a key part of the provincial economy, and we intend to continue creating these opportunities

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So what exactly is a Board of Trade? MICHAEL KELLER

I’ve been asked this question a few times since I began working for the Burnaby Board of Trade just short of one year ago. It’s kind of a great question. After all, we’re in the business of growing our membership and not even our own website has a straightforward definition. There are a lot of times in life when you come across a term/concept/idea/ word you simply can’t define. Often, you’ve heard it mentioned many times before, but life’s experiences haven’t granted you the opportunity to quite grasp what it is. You don’t want to ask for fear of sounding dumb. If you really need to know, Google and Wikipedia are terrific resources, but even they sometimes skip over the basics and jump right into the convoluted detail. Sometimes it’s nice to just get a simple straight answer. Board of Trade is essentially a

synonym for Chamber of Commerce. If there is any meaningful difference between the two, I couldn’t tell you what it is. For some people this is a perfectly sufficient answer. They know what a Chamber of Commerce is, but they’ve just never heard it referred to as Board of Trade (or vice versa). For the rest of you, a Board of Trade (or Chamber of Commerce) is a business organization made up of a membership

Board of Trade is essentially a synonym for Chamber of Commerce. of local businesses in a community. These organizations work to bring businesses together to develop strong networks, to represent the interests of the business community to local government, and to

foster economic development. They also usually provide a range of services and benefits to their members such as specialized or exclusive events and workshops, and discounted rates on common business expenses. In addition they often provide services such as business registration, business name approvals, and certification of Certificates of Origin. Boards and Chambers also exist at the provincial or state level (such as the British Columbia Chamber of Commerce), as well as at the national level (e.g. the Canadian Chamber of Commerce). These organizations usually work to represent business interests to higher levels of government and serve to advocate on relevant legislation. Michael Keller (Michael@bbot.ca) is the communications coordinator for the Burnaby Board of Trade. He contributes regularly to Burnaby Board of Trade blog www.burnabyboardoftrade.wordpress.com

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Changing behavior and saving money key messages at BBOT Environmental Forum MICHAEL KELLER michael@bbot.ca

The stunning Electronic Arts campus in Burnaby once again provided the setting for the Burnaby Board of Trade’s Environmental Sustainability Forum for Business on March 7th. The event, which was presented by BC Hydro and Encorp Pacific, and hosted by EA, offered attendees the opportunity to discuss the business case for sustainability through informal reception-style networking in addition to a panel presentation and Q&A session. This year’s panel was comprised of four speakers representing small and large business, education and social enterprise. They included James Tansey from UBC’s Sauder School of Business and CEO of Offsetters; Elizabeth Sheehan

from Climate Smart; TransLink’s Director of Corporate Sustainability, Trish Webb; and Damien Kettlewell, President of JAK Group (including Burnaby’s Great Bear Pub and Liquor Store). Facilitating the discussion was Coro Strandberg, Principal of Strandberg Consulting, and member of the Burnaby Board of Trade’s Environmental Sustainability Committee. Throughout the evening each of the panel members delivered an inspiring overview of their corporate objectives and positive results. Sheehan noted that one of Climate Smarts clients managed to save $17,000 simply by turning off the lights at night. At Translink, heavy investment in hybrid electric/diesel buses and an electric trolley system has had a great impact on lowering the company’s carbon footprint, according to Webb. Perhaps one on the most interest-

Top Five Spring Activities ing moments of the discussion was Kettlewell’s description of how small sustainable changes have influenced his business. In addition to the cost savings afforded by LED lighting and refrigeration timers, he noted the value of being seen as a responsible business for attracting new customers. “We wanted to attract a younger demographic, and we’ve had some success doing that,” said Kettlewell. “It’s also been good for staff retention. In our recruitment efforts a lot of people have expressed interest in our sustainable commitments when asked why they want to work for us.” Businesses interested in reducing their environmental impact while saving money should look out for the Burnaby Board of Trade’s new Environmental Pledge program expected to be launched in the coming months.

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Pacific Assistance Dogs Society (PADS) exists to serve the community and foster greater independence and enrichment for its clients. By raising, training and placing life-changing assistance dogs, PADS helps those facing a range of physical, mental and emotional disabilities. Each special dog is matched with a client to create a life-long bond which PADS works to support throughout the dog’s working life. PADS clients who depend on their dogs speak volumes about their experiences. “When I drop an object on the floor or need to open a door, Ember can assist me without having to wait for a care giver,” says Clayton March of his

assistance dog. “Having Ember has also taught me a lot about responsibility as I have had to care for her and ensure that she is kept happy and healthy. When I’m in public, having Ember by my side gives people a clear indication that I am a confident and competent young man.” “People are often curious about Ember which leads to opportunities to engage in conversation and helps me meet new people. I can no longer imagine a life without an assistance dog.” Clients like Clayton illustrate the need for PADS and further fundraising. To help PADS continue their work, visit www.pads.ca/support-pads to find out how you can make a difference.

1. Spring Break!

Looking for a way to entertain the kids this March break? Burnaby’s got a variety of options. Head to the Burnaby Village Museum for their new scavenger hunt, take part in a program at the Shadbolt Centre, or lace up the skates!

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The Nikkei is a hub of activity this spring. From Jan Ken Pon (Family Games Day) to the latest exhibit at the Japanese Canadian National Museum, there’s always something going on.

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Catch a live performance at the Shadbolt Centre before the season wraps up at the end up spring! Comedies, musical performances and plays – the ‘Bolt has it all..

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Dust off those clubs because spring is almost here! Burnaby has some of the area’s best golfing – with a new clubhouse to boot! If you weren’t able to get down to Riverway’s club house last season, be sure to include that in your golf plans.

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Health project gets national attention FOCUS ON HEALTH IN BURNABY BY CHRISTINA MYERS

Health policies eyed in challenge A local student’s assessment of a top health project has made the shortlist for national recognition. The annual Health Innovation Challenge, run by the Health Council of Canada, asks university students to identify top-notch policies or practices, explain why they’re working so well and how they could be applied to the rest of the country. Out of more than 220 submissions, an entry from SFU’s Laura Kadowaki that looked at PRISMA (a project aimed at improving care for seniors) made the individual shortlist under the health practise category. “This challenge is an opportunity for us to hear from the next generation of health leaders about what they see working for the future,” said John Abbott, CEO of the Health Council. “Time and time again we hear what is wrong with the health care system. This challenge was about finding what is working so that we can learn from it and possibly share it more broadly in the future.” Submissions came in from students in a variety of programs across the country, including medical students, pharmacy students, nursing students and more. Winners will be announced in late March and will receive $1,000 and a chance to apply for an internship at the Council’s office in Toronto. For more information, see www.healthcouncilcanada.ca.

Local health union meeting

More than 400 nurses from around the province were expected to attend the event. Nurses in B.C. are in the midst of contract negotiations with the Health Employers’ Association of B.C., as their current contract expires on March 31.

communities, including New Westminster, who have ongoing contact with youngsters. Pertussis is a bacterial infection of the lining of the respiratory tract and is highly contagious. It can cause extreme bouts of coughing and is sometimes known as the ‘100-day cough.’

Union president Debra McPherson and Pauline Worsfeld, secretary-treasurer of the Canadian Federation of Nurses’ Unions, both spoke during the convention.

Get the jab Adults in Burnaby who are around children or babies regularly are still being recommended to get a pertussis (whooping cough) vaccination after an outbreak of the infection in the Fraser Valley. The shot is free for adults and youth in Fraser Health

It can be particularly serious in very young children and babies. More than half of infants less than one year of age who get it will be hospitalized and a percentgage of those cases can be life-threatening. To find out more about whooping cough and the vaccine, as well as local pharmacies that are offering the shot, see http://immunizebc. ca/diseases-vaccinations/ pertussis or call the toll free whooping cough info line 1855-587-3889.

Products pulled from Burnaby store’s shelves Health Canada recently announced it had pulled another product from the shelves of a Burnaby store. A pair of products had been pulled from the Male and Female Harmony Store on Kingsway in late 2011 after being deemed unauthorized for sale in Canada. Recently, another product was yanked after it was found to have undeclared prescription medications and phenolphthalein among its ingredients. Phenolphthalein, which has been used in the past as a laxative, is no longer authorized to be sold in Canada as it may cause cancer, and has side effects including skin rash and gastrointestinal bleeding.

The Fraser Health Authority’s recommendation for adult vaccinations for pertussis (or whooping cough) is still ongoing. Some local pharmacies are offering the vaccine, seen here at a Safeway pharmacy in New Westminster.

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The money was donated to the hospital’s busy maternity ward to be used towards the purchase of a new birthing bed. Burnaby Hospital Foundation’s director Maura Fitzpatrick received the donation from Michael Lam from the Metropolis location, Bojana Dzombeta from Centrepoint location and Bil Ahira from the Old Orchard location. Babies at the hospital were also recently helped out, with a $5,000 donation from Brentwood Town Centre, to be used toward the purchase of a baby scale for the neonatal intensive care unit. The funds were raised through the mall’s stroller program and holiday toy fundraiser. For more information about Burnaby Hospital Foundation, see www.bhfoundation.ca.

Researcher to lead foundation

Diane Finegood, a professor in SFU’s department of biomedical physiology and kinesiology, has been appointed president and CEO of the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research. Finegood, who is known internationally for her research in juvenile and adult diabetes, started in her new position in March. She’s also a scientific director at the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, where she has worked in guiding national

obesity and diabetes research. She plans to stay on as a faculty member at SFU.

Burnaby group gets boost

The Burnaby-based Down Syndrome Research Foundation, recently got a boost with a $10,000 grant from the RBC Foundation, in support of their Reading, Communication and Transition Project. The project supports children and young adults with Down syndrome who have not learned to read in school or who wish to build their literary skills.

SFU scientist on breast cancer panel

Burnaby’s mountaintop university made headlines nationally recently with some controversial news about breast cancer. SFU scientist Michel Joffres was among the 14-member task force that released a paper in late November recommending that the systematic screening of average-risk women, over the age of 40, for breast cancer isn’t necessary and leads to over-diagnosis and unnecessary worry. “We’ve found that the balance between benefits and harms is not in favour of screening women aged 40 to 49,” said Joffres. “The final decision, though, should be left to women after discussion with their

physician about these tradeoffs.” He noted that the recommendation fits with B.C.’s current policy, which covers screening of women from age 40 but does not systemically target them. “The task force has found regular screening of this group leads to over-diagnosis of breast cancer, resulting in unnecessarily heightened patient fear and anxiety. It also leads to unnecessary biopsies, lumpectomies, mastectomies and other interventions.” However, the authors of the report found that the potential benefit-to-harm ratio reverses increasingly in breast cancerscreened women aged 50 and over. They recommend that women aged 50 to 74 at average risk have access to screening every two to three years. The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and other advocacy and awareness groups argued that the routine screening saves lives and the guidelines should not be changed. Christina Myers is a reporter with the Burnaby NOW and sister paper the Royal City Record, writing on health, families and children. See her blog online at www. burnabynow.com or follow her at www.twitter.com/ ChristinaMyersA. Have an item for the Medical File? Send it to cmyers@burnabynow.com.

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overs of choral music, mark Saturday, March 17 on your calendars. Burnaby’s own Phoenix Chamber Choir is presenting its spring concert, Visionaries, at Holy Rosary Cathedral in Vancouver. “We have always held in awe individuals who have shown prophetic foresight and the ability to enter into unknown realms and dimensions,” explains a notice from the choir. Among the works will be the rarely heard Luminosity, by British composer James Whitbourne, a work for choir, organ, viola and tanpura, based on the writings of St. John, St. Teresa of Avila, Julian of Norwich and St. Isaac of Nineveh. (The tanpura, by the way, is an Indian stringed lute-like instrument.) Phoenix, directed by Burnaby’s Ramona Luengen, is an acclaimed choir with multiple wins in the CBC National Choral Competition. And, yes, full disclosure: I do happen to be singing in the alto ranks. (So if you come to the concert, be sure to come say hello!) Other local singers involved include Burnaby residents Leanne Dalton (soprano) and Dale Owen (alto), as well as Burnaby music teachers Janet Kyle (alto) and Patti Fletcher (soprano). Tickets are $25 regular, $20 for students and seniors (60 plus) and $10 for secondary school students. Groups of 10 or more can buy tickets for $15 apiece. Order at www.phoenix chamberchoir.bc.ca or call 604-584-4755. Want a sneak peek at the concert? Check out the choir’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ PhoenixChamberChoir, where a video has been posted.

Musical fun

A Burnaby actor will be in the spotlight in a new musical production in Vancouver. Ghost Light Projects is offering up the fourth show in its season, The Great American Trailer Park Musical, running March 23 to April 1 at the PAL Theatre. Burnaby’s Aaron Lau is among the cast of the

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Lively City: Theatre, music on tap at Shadbolt Centre for spring continued from page 29

Armadillo Acres in a little town called Starke in North Florida.” The cast also includes Jessica Kelly, Arne Larsen, Claire Lindsay, Shantini Klaassen, Lee McKeown and Erin Palm. PAL Theatre is at 581 Cardero St. Evening performances are at 8 p.m., with one matinee on March 31 at 2 p.m. Tickets to the production are $25 and $30 and can be purchased at www. ghostlightprojects.com or by calling Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006.

Busy season at the Shadbolt

It’s shaping up to be a busy spring at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts. Here are a few highlights from the upcoming events calendar at the centre. Stay tuned for more details in future editions. First up, it’s FRESCO, running March 21 to 24, with evening performances at 8 p.m. and matinees on March 22 and 24 at 2 p.m. The BellaLuna Productions presentation takes a look at the Italian internment during the Second World War. Then, on Dec. 31, musician David Myles takes to the stage at 8 p.m. A press release notes that Myles “showcases his love of experimentation as he combines pop hooks with great songwriting and a return to his first instrument, the trumpet.” Coming up in April, mark down April 20 and 21 to see Miss Caledonia. The play, set in 1953, tells the story of Peggy Ann Douglas. Desperate to escape the drudgery of farm life, she decides she’ll become a movie star – starting by winning the local pageant. The play is on at 8 p.m. both nights. The Shadbolt Centre is at 6450 Deer Lake Ave. For tickets and informa-

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Folk music, dance in city

Lovers of folk music and dance, take note. Perusing through a newsletter from the Rogue Folk Club, I came across a few Burnaby events you might be interested in. On Monday nights, there’s an ongoing Scottish country dance class at the Edmonds Community Centre, 7282 Kingsway, at 7:30 p.m. Call 604-298-6552 for information. On Tuesday, the International Folk Dancers meet at the Charles Rummel Centre, 3630 Lozells Ave., from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. For information, contact burnabyfolk@ shaw.ca. On Wednesdays, the Scandinavian folk dancers meet at the Scandinavian Centre, 6540 Thomas St. Call 604-685-7405 for information. Melodius Mandolins also meet on Wednesdays

in various locations in Burnaby. They’re looking for musicians – call 604433-2762. And, for more about the Rogue Folk Club – which offers a host of live roots, folk and Celtic music events in Vancouver – check out www.rogue folk.bc.ca.

Writing contest underway again

Writers, it’s that time of year again. The Burnaby Writers’ Society is inviting submissions for its 45th annual writing contest. The contest is open to all B.C. residents, and everyone is invited to submit one page on the theme of Earth. Work can be in any form or genre, prose or poetry, as long as it is contained on one page. The entry fee is $5, or three entries for $10, and the deadline for entries is May 31. Prizes of $200, $100 and $50, as well as honourable mentions, will be awarded.

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STM won a previous B.C. AA title in the 1980s. The Knights sports editor also made it to the final four last A slow third quarter may have season. The fourth-ranked Knights cost the St. Thomas More Knights a second B.C. high school boys’ upset provincial No. 3 G.W. Graham 72-55 in the semifinal on basketball title. The Burnaby independent was Friday to advance to the chamoutscored 16-5 in the opening 10 pionship final against the topminutes of the second half and ranked Roadrunners. Carney had a monster game never quite recovered en route to a 70-56 loss to Mission Roadrunners for the Knights, scoring 22 points and grabbing nine intheboys’gold-medal final in Kamloops “I knew we had rebounds in the win. The senior STM Saturday. good kids and it guard went eight“We got caught up in their slow style would pay off this for-11 from the floor, and they killed us on including two-of-three year. Our goal the boards,” said STM from downtown, while head coach Aaron netting all four of his was to get this Mitchell. “We feed off group of seniors freeInthrows. transition and our half the pivotal secto the provincourt, and we couldn’t ond half, STM outdo that against their gunned Graham 23-8 cials.” two-three zone.” in the third quarter First team tournathat included nine AARON MITCHELL STM head coach ment all-star guard points from Carney in Denzel Laguerta led a runaway 17-0 scorthe Knights with 14 points, includ- ing streak to start the quarter. ing three from beyond the arc. “I knew we had good kids and Grade 11 forward and second- it would pay off this year. Our team all-star Giovanni Trasolini goal was to get this group to the chipped in with 10 points and provincials,” Mitchell said. nine rebounds. STM opened the provincials STM’s best quarter was the sec- with a 67-42 win over Abbotsford ond. Honourable mention all-star Christian on March 7. Mikey Carney sparked a Knights’ Laguerta led the squad with 18 rally, gunning two three-pointers points, while Carney and Andrew to close the deficit to 26-24. Morris added 17 and 14 points, Ben Hieltjes shaved the gap to a respectively. Trasolini also shot in single point with a pair of success- double figures for the Knights. ful free throws with three minutes On the second day, STM moved left in the opening half. into the final four following a 65Junior call-up Jalen Jana, who 45 victory over No. 6-ranked St. had 13 points in the game, kept Michael’s University School on the deficit at one point with a tran- Friday. sition bucket with seven seconds Four Knights reached douleft on the clock in the second ble-digit scoring in the game, quarter. including Trasolini, who scored a “There is no way we aren’t double-double with a team-high happy. We had an amazing run,” 15 points and 10 boards. Morris Mitchell added. added 14 points, while Carney

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Silver lining: Senior Mikey Carney helped lead St. Thomas More to second place at the B.C. AA boys’ basketball championships.

and Laguerta posted a dozen points apiece.

Luke Morris of Mission was named the MVP at the B.C.s.

Juvenile Rebels win first B.C. hoop banner Tom Berridge sports editor

The Burnaby South Rebels won their first-ever B.C. high school juvenile boys’ basketball title. The Rebels avenged two earlier losses this season to top-ranked Vancouver College, winning the B.C. banner following a 62-52 win over the Fighting Irish at Kitsilano Secondary on Saturday. “The players came in fairly ready to play. They had been in that scenerio before. They knew what they had to do,” said South coach Mike Bell. In a previous meeting on home court, South lost a narrow decision to College by just two points. At Saturday’s neutral site, it was a winner-take-all matchup between South’s overall superior height advantage and College’s

quickness. “We used our size and were pretty dependent on the boards. We believed if we’re on the boards, we’ll be successful,” Bell said. Tyus Batiste played a key role in the championship final, coming off the bench midway through the opening quarter to score 12 points and spark South to an early 11point lead. The Rebels held that lead through half time, but Vancouver College rallied in the third, outscoring Burnaby 15-5 in the quarter to take its first lead of the game. South replied with a full-court press while netting 18 points in the final frame in the comeback win. Batiste finished the game with a team-high 17 points, three assists and two steals.

Douglas places second at volley nationals

First team all-star Nic Trninic added 16 points, nine rebounds and three blocked shots. Jermaine Haley was named the tournament MVP, averaging more than 12 points, six assists, seven rebounds and three steals per game through four tournament games. No. 2-ranked South opened with a 59-49 win over Robert Bateman. Haley led the Rebels with a double-double, scoring 17 points and adding 10 assists and seven rebounds. Trninic had a teamhigh 19 points and nine boards. The Rebels jumped out to a 34-19 first-half lead en route to a 55-45 victory over No. 7 seed St. George’s on Day 2 of the competition. Haley and Trninic both had big games again, while second team

all-star E.J. Mabone chipped in with 10 points. In the semifinals, South knocked off host Kitsilano by a 66-37 score. The Rebels opened up with a 15-0 run and finished the first quarter holding a 26-8 lead. South took its collective foot off the gas in the next two quarters but got back on message in the final frame with Mike Almeida’s 10-point and four-rebound contribution to advance to the final against College. Mabone led the Rebels with 17 points and six steals. Almeida finished with 16 points, 13 rebounds and a half-dozen thefts. “I am a very proud coach. It was a season full of ups and downs,” said Bell. “I was trying to hold in tears – just raw emotion.”

Burnaby’s Jeff Taylor will finish his Canadian college volleyball career with a silver medal. The Douglas College outside hitter and AllCanadian was named a first team all-star following the Royals’ 3-1 loss to Humber College in the Canadian Colleges’ Association men’s volleyball championship final on Saturday. Humber, with tournament MVP Terrel Bramwell in the front court, took the gold medal 25-21, 30-28, 21-25, 26-24. “It took an exceptional player on the other side for us to lose, and we didn’t play our best match,” said Douglas head coach Brad Hudson. Taylor, the provincial tournament MVP, had 17 kills, three blocks and two service aces for the Royals, while setter and player of the game Rex Fenton also contributed five kills and four digs. Fenton also garnered a second team allstar nod. Mark Vanderwal posted 10 kills, four blocks and two aces for Douglas in a tightly played final that went to tiebreaks in two of the four games. The kids wanted to win, that was our goal,” said Hudson. “You can’t invest that much in it and not have it hurt, and it’s my personality – it hurts to see them hurt. It’s going to stick for a while.” Hudson lost his only other appearance in a national college final as a player at then Capilano College. But the deeper pain was not getting the gold for his fifth-year seniors Kaleb Dawe and Taylor. “It was important to me to have success with these kids. Our goal was not completely finished,” Hudson added. The No. 2-ranked Royals opened strongly at the nationals hosted at Columbia Bible College Volley Page 33


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with a 3-1 win over Sherbrooke. Taylor was player of the game in the opener with a thundering 22 kills. Andrew Robson added 10 kills and two blocks and Sam Shaw added six kills, two blocks, four aces and six digs to the win. Vanderwal also had eight winners. Shaw also had 10 kills, five digs and two aces to earn player of the game honours in a 3-1 win over the host school in

the semifinals. Drew Ruby came off the bench in the fourth set and registered two momentumswinging kills and a pair of stuff blocks to close out a tight match 25-23. Taylor and Robson had 15 and seven kills, respectively. Libero Jordan Or of Burnaby had 27 digs over three matches, including 12 in the win over the defending national champion hosts.

Notre Dame Regional School placed 11th at the B.C. high school junior girls’ basketball championships following a 45-29 loss to Duchess Park on Saturday, March 10.

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Burnaby

LANDSCAPER’S MOVING SALE

Sat/Sun, Mar 17 & 18th, 9:00am - 4:00pm 4160 Eton St - back lane

SPRING SALE Queens Avenue United Church 529 Queens Avenue, New Westminster

Sat, March 17th 10 am - 1 pm

Bake Sale & jams, White Elephant table, lightly used items, etc.

Plants, tools & household

2020

Auctions

NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION 1 large storage unit containing household goods, personal belongings and other misc items will be held on:

Wed. Mar 14, 2012 @ 6pm LOVES AUCTION 2720 #5 Rd Richmond, B.C. The Contents of the container belonging to, Carol Lenaghan, will be auctioned to the highest bidder.

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For Sale Miscellaneous

JANOME 8000 Embroidery/Sewing Machine, memory cards, miracle stitcher/piping ft. Complete, all manuals. $650. 604-435-0204

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Preschools/ Kindergarten

Precious Minds 604.516.7777

Kids on the Go

Email: dburns@van.net

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Dogs

ALL SMALL breed pups local & non shedding, $399+. 604-590-3727 or 604-514-3474 www.puppiesfishcritters.com CHYORKIE 6.5 mth, female, 6-7 1lbs, all shots, spayed, all access. To good home neg 604-792-8511

Lumber/Building Supplies

SAWMILLS FROM only $3997 MAKE MONEY & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info & DVD: www.NorwoodSawmills.com/ 400OT 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT.

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PUZZLE ANSWERS ON SEPARATE PAGE CKC REG lab retriver pups black & yellow. Field champion stock. Shots, dew claws removed, wormed, tattooed. 604-454-8643 Fila/Mastiff Guard Dog Pups owners closest friend. Thieves worst nightmare. All shots. Ready now! 604-817-5957

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GORGEOUS PB ROTTI puppies, family raised, vet checked, 1st shots, Chwk 604-794-3505

SHIH TZU pups m/f tri coloured, born Dec 30, $600. 1-604-861-1477 henk@westcreekfarm.com YORKIE PUPS male & female 1st shots, reg/tinnies. $500 - $600. Ph 604-792-6277

Darla 604.444.3054

AMERICAN Pitbull. Black, male, 1 yr old, pure bred. All shots & deworming. $275. 604 819-5431

MAREMMA Sheepdog 8 weeks Purebreed puppies need a home! $250. Call (778) 888-3987

ADORABLE Chihuahua Puppies from Mexico 1 m, 1 f. $650 each. (604) 358-6878

Furniture

MAHOGANY Bedroom Suite Twin beds, 5 drawer highboy, dressing table and chair $2000. email: maureenalbanese@yahoo.ca

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NEW DISHWASHER, Kenmore, portable $350, dining table with 6 chairs $800, 2 captain beds with matt, misc tools. 604-525-3760

For Sale Miscellaneous

★CATS & KITTENS★ FOR ADOPTION !

Montessori School

MOVING SALE. Everything Must Go by end of April. New West area. Call to view 778-879-3628

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

MIN SCHNAUZER, 10 y.o. male, 'Max', we are moving, needs loving home. $ to approved fam. 604-340-1920 (Ladner)

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Cats

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Cats

BERNESE Mountain Dog Puppies. Vet checked and ready for new homes. Langley. $1,200 Call: (778) 241-5504

ACROSS

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FAMILY RAISED kittens, $50 ea dewormed, advantaged, litter trained, to nice homes only. 1-604-794-5972

AUSTRALIAN LABRADOODLES We are taking deposits for our April litter. 25-33lbs, 15-19 inches at the shoulder full grown. Non shedding, calm, perfect size if you live in a condo. Colors range from cream to red. cherryblossomlabradoodles.com for more information. $2,500 Call: (250) 494-3107 or email: cherryblossomlabradoodles@ gmail.com

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SENIORS NON-PROFIT HOUSING DEVELOPMENT SITE FOR SALE

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Re: The Estate of Sheila Catherine Clark, Deceased, formerly of 5220 Capitol Drive, Burnaby, V5B 1N7 Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of Sheila Catherine Clark are hereby notified under Section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the Executor at 40 Cavan Street, PO Box 778, Nanaimo, British Columbia, V9R 5M2, on or before the 15th day of April, 2012, after which date the Executor will distribute the Estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard only to the claims of which the Executors then have notice. Nicolai Fabris of Fabris & Company, Solicitor for the Executor, Lorana LaPorte

The City of Burnaby proposes to sell by public tender a seniors non-profit housing development site comprising 5912 to 5988 Sunset Street and 5907 to 5989 Kincaid Street within the Central Administrative Area. The minimum acceptable bid for the subject property is $9,265,000.00. For further information please obtain a bid package from the Legal Department, Burnaby City Hall, 4949 Canada Way, Burnaby, B.C. (Telephone 604-294-7312). Additional information on land use and development paramaters can be obtained from the Planning Department. Bids will be accepted until 12:00 noon on April 18, 2012 and opened at 12:30 p.m. on April 18, 2012. The City of Burnaby reserves the right to reject any or all bids. Bid package available in “pdf” format at: http://www.burnaby.ca/Doing-BusinessWith-Burnaby/Property-Bid-Packages. html The Development guidelines are part of this package outlined as attachment “A”. THE CLOSING DATE FOR THIS TRANSACTION IS AUGUST 8, 2012.

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Condos/ Townhouses

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Coquitlam

PT MOODY 2BR+DEN/2 BATH v/Spacious Condo in Suter Brook Village. Lge balcony facing court yd. The ‘jewel’ of the complex! $435K Rob Boies 604-341-3009

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North Vancouver

2BDRM / 2BTH 1104-1320 Chesterfield Ave North Vancouver. $650,000 cartoccirealestate.com Open house this weekend!!! 12-2pm INVESTOR ALERT!

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673 Homes 62 businesses FSBO Sell your home, only $99. 604-574-5243 Surrey Sullivan nr new, 3043sf 3br 2.5ba, suite potential $599K 598-9225 id5488 Vanc 1160 Burrard, 672+188sf office space leased to dr $375K 572-2785 id5509

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Houses - Sale

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Real Estate

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

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CENTRAL LOCATION ABBOTFORD Price Reduced 4 level split, 3 BR., 2 ½ baths, double att. garage, large dble. lot fully landscaped with large work/garden shed. Updated throughout incl. oak floor and pot lights in the kitchen, new en suite, new window coverings, new paint inside and out, new roof and completed basement with wet bar plus intercom/ radio system up and down. Great for medium to large family – lots of room to install pool or play area in the backyard. Good neighbors who have lived on this street for years – well looked after properties. $456,000 (this price includes all appliances) and some furniture negotiable. Please visit usellahome.com and key in #5458 to view the property. Call for appointment to view 604-855-7033 or cell. 604-807-8441. For sale by owner. No realtors

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S. Surrey/ White Rock

5BDRM /5BTH 15285 29 Ave, Surrey (South) Custom home, Near Shopping, Parks & other amenities. A must see! $839,800 Call: (604) 339-0706

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Mobile Homes

Abbotsford LANGLEY Park Like Setting newly renod air cond, seniors 2 BR double wide, ample decks/ storage, 5 mins from shops & hospital. Electrical certified. Consider musical instruments as part trade. $47,900. 604-534-2997

Sunday • March 11 • Noon to 3 BROOKSWOOD ESTATE Unit 23 - 3931 - 198 St, Langley 2 BR single mobile, OWN lot, storage shed, 55 + Park. Pets OK. RV Parking. Maint fee $100/mo. $139,900. Agents ok. Open to Offers. By Owner. 604-309-5974

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Mission

MISSION MULTI family 10 legal rental homes on 6.5 acres, with $92,000 net income. $1,050,000 www.saxvik.com 604-838-8692

For Sale by Owner

6015

❏WE BUY HOMES❏

604-444-3000

www.bcforeclosures.com 6 BR home from $23,600 down $2,180/mo. 604-538-8888, Alain @ Sutton WC Realty W. Rock

Houses - Sale

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Real Estate

Surrey #412-10082 132nd St, Top floor, vaulted ceiling bright, spacious, open concept, 2 BR & 2 full baths, reno’d, insuite laundry. Walk to amens/transit. $259,000. Mala, Sutton 778-859-4458

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Surrey

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Houses - Sale

Surrey

SRY, BOLIVAR HEIGHTS near Guildford. Beautiful updated 3 BR older home with lrg priv yard. Close to all amens. Walk to primary school. Next to lrg nature park with walk, bike & dog trails. Attractive 2 BR lrg self contained, own entry bsmt ste. 2 outside storage bldgs includes workshop. Asking $452,000. 604-951-3490

Fabulous Summer Home Terrific Retirement Home Country Bed & Breakfast $537,500 USD * 2,750 sqft. * .95 Acres * 4 Bedrooms * 3.25 Bathrooms * Oversized 2 Car Garage * Carport & Outbuilding * Drive onto Beautiful Samish Island to this custom Craftsman home with 25 feet of waterfront with adjacent road access. Park like setting. Two level exotic wood deck with views of Padilla Bay. Master with High ceilings, walk in closet, attached bath and solid Carerra marble surfaces. Bonus room upstairs. Extensive hardwoods, solid fir doors, walkin pantry, plenty of indoor storage, maple cabinets. Over sized 2 car garage with separate storage building and carport. For more information pls call:

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USA PROPERTIES For Sale or lease. Com’l retail bldg in Lynden WA. 4000 Sq Ft all on one level. $349,000 US. Can also be leased. Terms negotiable. ANTIQUE & GIFT STORE in downtown Lynden WA. A very profitable business. $95,000 US plus inventory. MacDonough Real Estate (360) 733-3308 dobemac@comcast.net

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Recreation Property

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RENTALS 6508

Apt/Condos

1 BR in Surrey, elev, nr transit, shopping onsite, no pets, from $670, incentives. 604-589-7040 BBY METROTOWN, 1 BR, coin W/D, balcony, sec prkg. Pool & Sauna. $975 inc ht/hot wtr. NS/ NP. Avail Apr 1. 604-313-5573 700 PARK CRESCENT New Westminster, 1 BEDROOM $925. Adult friendly building. visual intercom, gated parking. Near shops & bus. Includes hotwater & storage. Sorry No Pets!! Call 604-522-3391

AMBER ROCHESTOR 545 Rochester Ave, Coq

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

6508

Apt/Condos

MOVE IN BONUS $200 OFF YOUR 1ST MONTH’S RENT!!!! COQ, 2 BR Condo, 'Larkin House' on Lincoln Ave, Corner Unit, lots of windows, 3rd Floor, low rise condo, 3 blocks from Coq Centre, 2.5 yrs old, 2 full baths, 6 appliances, balc, walkin closet, approx 900sf, No Smoking, No Pets, avail Immediately, storage, sec gated u/g parking, 2 parking stalls, Awesome amenities incls 15000 sf Nakoma club, including outdoor pool, exercise room, clubhouse & close to Coquitlam Centre, Douglas College, shops, restaurants & other amenities. $1295/mo, min 1 yr lease, ref’s required, call 604-931-4860 please leave msg NEW WEST. 2 BR apt, $880/mo incl heat, h/w & cable. Near transit. Refs. 604-521-1636 PO CO 2 BR apt $800/mo. Quietfamily complex, No Pets! Avail able now. Call 604-464-0034

AMBER (W)

401 Westview St, Coq

GARDEN VILLA

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

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

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

CALL 604 715-7764

ARBOUR GREENE 552 Dansey Ave, Coq

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

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

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

office: 604- 524-8174 cell: 604 354-9112 CARM-ELLE APARTMENTS

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

BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

JUNIPER COURT 415 Westview St, Coq

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

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

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

VILLA MARGARETA 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

COTTONWOOD PLAZA 555 Cottonwood Ave, Coq

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

office: 604- 936-1225

Bayside Properties Services

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 www.cycloneholdings.ca

St Andrews Street Updated 2 BR apt, with balcony. Near bus, mall & Moody Park. Small pet okay with pet deposit. Avail now.

NEW WESTMINSTER, 1 BR Apt, $725/mo Includes heat, h/w, cable & parking. Near Skytrain. Avail March 15 or Apr 1. Cats ok! Deposit req’d.

102-120 Agnes St, N.West

Port Moody Newport Vill, 1BR+den Heritage Grand, g/lv, balc, inste w/d N/S, n/p. $1150 Heritage Mtn 2 BR townhouse, backs ravine, gas f/p w/d, garage. Cat ok. $1350. Westwood Plateau 2BR, 2 bath, outdoor pool/spa, walk-in closet, new carpet/paint, ns, np. $1350.

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NEW WEST, VIEW Large 1 BR’s $795 & up 2 BR’s $950 & up; Includes heat/hot water, deluxe cable. Laundry/storage/park’g avail. Near transit. Quiet area. NS/NP • 604-521-4180 PO CO, 3 BR townhouse, $990, quiet family complex, no pets, call 604-464-0034

ROTARY TOWER

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

ROYAL CRESCENT ESTATES

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

Hi-Rise Apartment with River View & Indoor Pool. 1 BR & 2 BR Available. Rent includes heat & hot water. Remodelled Building and Common area. Gated undergrd parking available. References required.

CALL 604 525-2122 BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

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TODAY'S PUZZLE ANSWERS

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Houses - Rent

COQ/BBY, near Lougheed Mall/ bus/park/skytrain, 5 BR hse, 2 full baths, 2 kitchens, f/p. N/S, Ref. Avail now or Apr 1. 604-785-1699 POCO 2 BR, modern duplex, full bath, all appls, lrg yard. Pet ok. Avail Apr 1. $975. 604-807-3899 POCO, 2 lev, 3 BR & Den, all appls, f/yrd, carport. $1700. Now. Nr transit. NS/NP. 604-657-6448 POCO Very clean 2 BR side by side duplex, big yard, garden, garage. N/P & N/S. $1150. Now. 604-942-5492 or 778-865-1555

PORT MOODY Glenayre, 1800sf, 3 BR whole hse, 1 bath, 5 appls, F/P, carport. $1750. Pet OK. Near Glenayre French Immersion School. Avail now. 604-298-6948

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Suites/Partial Houses

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

WHITGIFT GARDENS

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

604 939-0944

Don’t Miss THIS! − BRAND NEW − Just Completed! (Surrey Central Area)

1BR $900. 1BR + Den $1050. 2 BR $1150. Spacious, stylish, ss appls, w/d, lrg closets, f/p, 12 months free cable & net, u/g prkg, storage locker, bldg gym, party room, community garden, playground. Off Fraser Hwy no traffic noise, 2min to Skytr.

778- 840-1644

6535

Homestay

BBY N. Homestay Avail now, with or without meals. N/S home, by Holdom Skytr/bus. 604 874-1694

6540

Houses - Rent

ANMORE. 2 BR + den. 1,250 sf. 5 appl, skylights. Painted. Quiet, big yrd. Garage. Nr Buntzen Lake & bus. $1,600/mo. 778-688-6622 BBY 4 BR 2 bath family home 15th - Canada Way. Call Quay Pacific Property Mgmt Ltd for Appointment to view at 604-570-2786 Quoting code P22

COQ 1BR glvl ste, NS/NP, like new, clean, nr Coq Centre, avail April 1st, shr’d w/d, prkg, $725 incls hydro, 604-941-4659 COQ 2BR 1 bath bsmt suite across from Town Centre Park. Call Quay Pacific Property Mgmt Ltd for appointment to View 604-570-2786 Quoting code T07

COQ 3121 Pattulo. 2 BR bsmt, f/bath, own w/d, all appl. $950 incl util. 2 min to Coq Centre. Great location! Immed. 778-688-2594

BBY S. Lrg 3 BR, 2 baths, cov deck & gara/storage, ample prkg, short term? nr transit, w/d, $1600 + % utils. Apr 1. 604-433-3113

COQ, MARMONT/MADORE, 3 BR main floor, reno’d, sh’d w/d, deck, $1,200/mo + % utils. N/S, no dogs. Apr 1. 604-937-3534

Miscellaneous Rentals

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

6565

Office/Retail Rent

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

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

BBY 15TH Ave, 1 BR, f/bath, sh’d W/D, hrdwd. Avail now. $800 incls utls. NS/NP. 604-544-6641 BBY 7170 Buffalo St. 1 BR ste very clean, full bath, kitchen, fireplace. N/S, N/Pet. $750 incl utils. Avail now. 604-420-1077

BBY DEER LAKE, 1 BR, sh’d W/D, f/bath, lrg liv rm, yrd. $750 + 1/4 utl. Av Apr 1. 604-522-7219

BBY East , 2 BR grd lev, 1100 sq ft, radiant heat, share w/d, near school & bus. $850 + utils. Avail now. N/s, no dogs. Suits family 604-521-1008 or 604-789-6318 BBY METROTOWN 1 BR New Spac bsmt ste, $850. shared w/d, n/p, n/s, Immed. 604-338-9101

COQ, LANSDOWNE. 1 BR + den. 1,100 sf. Patio. $900/mo + 1⁄3 util. Immed. Ns/np. 604-338-5473

BBY NEWLY reno’d spac 1 BR glvl ste, quiet St, 6 appls, nr Edmonds Skytrn, ns/np, $825 + util, Mar 15/Apr 1, 604-777-9943

COQ LRG 2 BR ste. w/d, nr transit & Coq Ctr, $1350 incls utils, Apr 1, ns/np. 604-942-5380 COQ WW PLAT Newly Reno’d Bright 3 BR w/out bsmt. NS/NP. $1150 incls utils, 604-512-9023 DOGS WELCOME!! 2 BR, 1 bath, upper suite in N. Van, own entry, own w/d, d/w, f/p, large deck, fenced yard, prkg for 2 cars, nr all amen & 2nd Narrows, $2000 incl utils, avail now 778-688-8365 POCO. 2 BR, f/bath. Ns/np, no w/d. $850 incl hydro/cbl. Immed. 604-945-3476 or 778-938-7491

POCO, N. 2 BR. Private laundry & entry. Patio, parking, new paint. N/s, n/p. $850/mo. 604-537-2131

Townhouses Rent

RIVERS INLET Townhouses

(Coquitlam Centre area)

BBY, N. SFU area. New, big 2 BR bsmt. 5 appl, own laundry, radiant heat, prkg. Ns/np. Includes hydro. 604-420-3269 or 604-760-7043 BBY NORTH Newer 1 BR bsmt, full bath, w/d, alarm. $785 incls utils. Avail immed. Great Location. N/S & N/P. 604 970-5475 BBY NORTH Newly decorated 2 BR bsmt, w/d, utils incls, cbl not incls, $800. ns/np. 604-299-0617 BBY NR Royal Oak/Grange newer 2 BR g/lvl, nr schools/bus, ns, np. $950 incl hydro. Avail. 604-649-7737, 604-433-3829 BBY ROYAL Oak, 2 BR gr lev ste, quiet, max 2 people. NS/NP. Avail now. Refs. $950 + 1/3 utls. 604-879-1614 or 604-417-0906

BBY S. High Gate area, 1 BR bsmt ste, close to school, bus, park. $850/mo incls utils. Avail now. N/p N/s. Call 604-970-8232

in the Classifieds!

Call 604-444-3000 Call Call604-795-4417 604-444-3000 to place ad to place your ad ad to place your

604-463-7919 Systems Ltd.

8030

Carpentry

STRUCTURAL CHANG ES, framing, finishing, repairs. Professional & precise, 778-233-0559

8055

Cleaning

A QUALITY CLEANING 7 days/wk res/comm. senior discount low rates 604.505.1571

8105

Flooring/ Refinishing

Artistry of Hardwood Floors

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

8125

Gutters

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

7010

Personals

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+).

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

BCIT, 2 BR upr ste $1100 incl util, 1 BR bsmt $650 incl util, shd wd, ns/np, newly reno, 604 253-5731

EUROPEAN LADY will clean your home or office. Prof, honest, reliable. Refs avail. 778-866-3908

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

8130

Handyperson

8060

Concrete

CONCRETE WORK of any kind. Third generation. Call Mike at 604-945-8717 cel 604-318-3649

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

8075

Drywall

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

8080

Renovate & Repair

Carpentry, Flooring, Drywall Painting, Exterios & more!

Specializing in Small Jobs

Quality Work, Professional Service

778.233.0559

HANDYMAN Services $55.00 enjoy 2 hrs of our services. By appt only. Call: (604) 347-5857 HANDY ANDY Handyman services. Odd Jobs. (WHATEVER). 604-715-9011

HANDYMAN Int & Ext repairs & reno’s. Carpentry, Kitch & Bath, Plumbing. Walter 604-790-0842

8140

Heating

ADVANTAGE PLUMBING Furnaces/Boilers Repair/Replace 24hr Service,Financing Available 604-433-9300 www.youradvantage.ca

8155

Landscaping

Electrical ANDY’S Landscape Majored, 20 years experience. 778-895-6202

Small Jobs to rewires, lighting control, new houses, repairs. Insured & bonded. Knob & tube replacement specialist. Lic. #23726. Call Chris, 604-788-3864

Greenworx Redevelopment Inc. Hedges, Pavers, Ponds & Walls, Returfing, Demos, Drainage, Jackhammering. Old Pools Filled in, irrigation. 604.782.4322

#1113 LOW COST ELECTRIC Comm/Res/Panel change Heating. Lic & Bonded. 604-522-3435

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

#15673 Black & White Electric New Homes, Additions, Reno’s, Pools. Call Pat 604-968-7335. FCE ELECTRIC - All types of electrical work - new construction & maintenance 604-861-2647 YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guar’d. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

Excavating

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

8105

Flooring/ Refinishing

THE ART OF HARDWOOD FLOORS Installations Refinishing & Repairs Dust Free • Free Estimates Affordable Rates!

Call: 604-240-3344 Artistry of Hardwood Floors

Refinish, sanding, install, dustless Prof & Quality work 604-219-6944 BELCARA WATERFRONT, 1 BR ste with warf & dock, laundry. $1000 incls utls. NS/NP. Avail Apr 1. 604-936-8205

AARONS GUTTERS CLEANING & Repair. 2 storey home from $95. WCB BBB 24yr exp 604 655-7858

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

# 1 BACKHOE, EXCAVATOR & BOBCAT

604-942-2012

RENTED

Alarm/Security

ALARM

8087

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

8010

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

BBY, Metrotown. Bachelor suite. Ns/np. $595 incl hydro. Mar 1. 604-434-5310 or 778-549-2434

2 BR & 3 BR Townhouse

COQ. 3 BR rancher. 5 appl, h/wd flrs, f/yrd, $1650/mo. Nr schools & shops. Immed. 604-913-7785

6450

COQ CTR, 4 BR, 2 lev, 2 f/bath, garage, back yard, w/d. Avail Apr 1. $1650. N/S. 604 618-0679

6605

Call 604-521-2884

SKYLINE TOWERS 604-464-7548

Apt/Condos

NEW WESTMINSTER

Call 604-540-9300

CEDAR COURT & CEDAR LODGE

6508

HOME SERVICES

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

8160

Lawn & Garden

Spring Services

Same Day Service, Fully Insured

FREE ESTIMATES

• Lawn Maintenance • Fertilizing • Yard Clean-ups • Aeration • Pruning/Hedges • Power Raking • Rubbish Removal • Odd jobs •Yearly Maintenance Programs •

310-JIMS (5467) BOOK A JOB AT

www.jimsmowing.ca

Lawn Care Services Cell:

778-846-5014 www.lawnnutt.com

Home Services

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HOME SERVICES 8160

Lawn & Garden

8185

Moving & Storage

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

Free Est. 604-779-6978

email:

alljobs@telus.net

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 604-723-2468; Tran the Gardener. Lawns, aeration, power raking, cutting, trimming, cleanups. 604-723-2468

1 to 3 Men

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

THE LAWN BUTCHER Only Prime Cuts will do! Call Jim 778-839-6250

45

Licenced & Insured Local & Long Distance

FREE ESTIMATES Seniors Discount

604-537-4140 www.affordablemoversbc.com

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

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

FREE BOXES For Your Move

Fast, Careful, Friendly & Affordable Call us now!

ABBA MOVERS bsmt clean 1-4 ton Lic, ins’d from $35/hr, 2 men $45 hr honest 26 yrs est 506-7576. AMI MOVING ★ 5 ton cube. Starting at $49/hour. Local & long distances. 24/7 ★ 604-617-8620

8195

Painting/ Wallpaper

TOP Painting & Pressure Wash Res/Comm. Best Rate / Free Est Top Quality! Joe 604-365-7209

8205

Paving/Seal Coating

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

8220

Plumbing

Anvil Plumbing & Heating Ltd.

• Licensed Plumber • Gas Fitter 24 Hour Emergency Service

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

CHOOBWORK

Interior Finishing Ltd

Renovation & Remodelling Residntial & Commercial ❏ Bathroom ❏ Kitchen ❏ Basement Finishings ❏ Flooring ❏ Drywall Guar’d • Insured • Bonded Free Estimate • 604-377-2995 A LOCAL HANDYMAN. Painting, renos, kitchens/baths & tile floors. No job too small! 604-307-8603 ALLQUEST PAINTING Quality Work You Can Trust! 778 997-9582 Complete Bathroom Reno’s Suites, Kitchens,Tiling, Skylights, Windows, Doors. 604-521-1567

604-782-4344

8250

Roofing

1.877.602.7346

10% Off with this Ad! For all your plumbing, heating & reno needs. Lic Gas Fitter, Aman. 778-895-2005 $69/HR Lic’d/Ins. Exp & friendly Clogged drains, plumbing, small jobs OK! Call 24/7! 604-805-2488

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

9125

Luxury Cars

1994 BUICK Park Ave V6, full load, air cared, 114 kms, lady driven, 1 owner $2495 obo. 604-792-6367

9155

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

1991 TOYOTO 4runner, V6, new tires, gd cond, 350K, all new parts, $6500 obo, 604-980-6118

1995 FERRARI F355 GTB. Meticulously cared for. Canadian car. Recent full engine out service, new clutch and release bearing, Tubi exhaust, Hyperflow cats, wheel spacers. Drives and looks perfect! A must see! $59,000. Call 778-834-6069

1992 CHEV Suburban 350 V8 1500, 2 wd, 4sp, auto, aircare 2yrs, $2950 obo, 604-985-3086 1992 DODGE Dakota pick-up, extra cab, auto, a/c, V6, aircared, runs good $1100obo. 604-984-7574

Domestic

www.crownroofgutters.ca

2006 LINCOLN LS, 1 owner 26,000K, garage kept, immac, loaded, dark wine colour ext, blk leather int, $18,500 + HST. Call 604 584-4704 or 778 228-2721

NORTH WEST ROOFING Re-Roofing & Repair. WCB & liability insur. Jag, 778-892-1530

2005 ASTON Martin DB9. 'James Bond style car!' Silver metallic. 23,000 km. 6.0, V12, 450 hp. New tires. 1 owner. You deserve the best! $87,980. 604-781-7614.

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

Planning on RENOVATING?

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

SAVE on ROOFING Ltd Reroofing / Repair / New Roof Fully Ins. WCB. 10% disc, Work Gtd, Free Est. 778-319-5001

8255

Rubbish Removal

HAMZA DEMOLITION LTD • Hand demolition • Concrete & soil removal • Drywall removal • Stucco & plywood removal • Disposal bin delivery • Paving stone installation

Fully loaded 2001 Acura CL in great condition inside and out, and runs really well. • Black on black leather interior • Power everything (seats, mirrors, windows, sunroof) • Heated front seats • 6 disc CD player with bose sound system • Automatic transmission with triptronic shifting • Comes with winter, and all season tires; both in great shape • Air conditioning • 109,000 km • HID headlights • Dual exhaust

Asking $7,500 Please call 604.316.4342

9129

Luxury Cars

2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Ltd. Silver Metallic. Like new. Flawless. Sunroof, leather, heated seats. $7500 obo. 604-418-0449

8300

Stucco/Siding/ Exterior

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

Tree Services

$ BEST RATES $

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

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

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

A-1 TRI CRAFT TREE SERVICES (EST. 1986)

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

8335

2000 CIVIC Coupe si, auto, grey, 2 dr, exc cnd, 133K, all pwr, moon roof, $4,500obo. 604-710-9670

★ FREE TOWING ★ up to $500 CASH Today!

604-728-1965 John

THE SCRAPPER

2002 JAGUAR S-type, 3L, green color, 4 dr sedan, 118km, loaded, tan leather, 2nd owner, new tires, sunroof, htd seats, prem. sound system. $8500. 778-892-9924

SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 2H

9155

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Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

2005 AUDI S4. Quattro (AWD). 102,000 km. Blk leather. Incl 2 set of wheels & tires. 6 speed. Power everything! Exc cond. $19,500. Call/text Rick @ 778-847-2975.

1997 PORSCHE 911 C2S Wide body. Silver on black. Last of the air cooled, hand built 911’s. Mint condition! Many extras!! 117,000 km. $36,999 OBO. 604-630-2500

1989 CHEV 2500 X-cab, short box, 225,000 kms, V8 auto, new alt, Air cared May 2012. No rust, must sell, good work truck $1500 obo 604-202-2262

2007 PT CRUISER. Hot deal! Auto, low kms, very clean. Cream exterior, grey interior. A/C. Mag wheels. Spoiler. Aircared. Rear wiper. $7,299 obo. 778-242-2018

Tiling

PTV HOME RENOVATIONS All types of Reno’s. Est. 1995. 20% off Tile. Call 778-235-1772

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

Sports & Imports

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

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

8315

9160

Scrap Car Removal

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

8309

2002 MAZDA B3000 ext cab, very clean, box cover & liner, 118k, $5500 obo. 604-574-9630

1988 TOYOTA P/U, ext, 5 sp, V6, 4x4, $1675. 1992 TOYOTA P/U, ext, 5 sp, raised, V6, 4x4, $2350, D9921 in Abbts. toll free 1-877-855-6522

604-721-5029

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

2008 Mercedes-Benz C350 4Matic Automatic 48,000 kms Palladium silver, fully loaded, navigation, panoramic roof, keyless go, sport pkg, premium pkg, new tires, all wheel drive, AMG mags. Not veh shown in photo. $30,500 Call: (604) 618-6171

9145 2001 Acura CL

Insured/WCB

Jean-Guy 604-626-1975

9129

FREE CASH BACK WITH $0 DOWN at Auto Credit Fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599 www.autocreditfast.ca. DLN 30309. Free Delivery.

Tried & True Since 1902

Call for a free estimate:

Visit us online to receive a special discount:

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

CONFIDENT PAINTING LTD Int/Ext Specialist 20 yr exp. Reas rates, quality. Licensed, Ins, WCB

Auto Miscellaneous

9105

15% off all plumbing & heating calls

Quality Work You Can Trust! Interior & Exterior ★ UNBEATABLE PRICES ★ Free Est. / Written Guarantee

AUTOMOTIVE

HANDYMAN, Reno’s, Carpentry, H/W Flrs, Home Repairs, etc. Rob 604-307-6715 (Bby/New West/Coq)

ALLQUEST PAINTING

778-997-9582 Trim/Prune hedges, power rake, aerating, rubbish removal, yd clean-up. Free Est. 604-710-9670

★ QUAYSIDE PAINTING ★ 3 rooms $250.00 (604) 727-0043

We accept Visa, Mastercard & Interac

778.322.2462 A & W Landscape • Clean-ups, Disposal, Pruning, GUTTERS Seniors Disc. Al @ 604-783-3142

Painting/ Wallpaper

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

604-708-8850

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

8195

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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

rhero aise the supe LE DEAL! Pr lines. Tights 3 UNBELIEVAB in le hic of this ve capabilities 4-444-3000. tional. Call 60 and cape op

SPRING SPECIAL!

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$

1 photo auto ad, 3 lines in 12 community papers. 1 online auto ad, 5 photos, many lines. It runs till you cancel, for up to one year.

We can sell your stuff. Give us a call. 604.444.3000

WE GUARANTEE IT!

2008 VW Passat Wagon, 2.0T, silver, loaded, auto, low kms, wrty, no accid, non smoker, alarm, immac, $20,800 obo, 604-980-7675

9173

Vans

1992 VW Eurovan Westfalia, 141,000 k, grt shape! $22,000 obo, records 604-275-7808

2009 MADZA 5, mini van, black, 7 pass’ger, MINT cond, 45,000k kms, great on gas. No accid. No smoker. $16,000. 604-617-5348 CHEVY UPLANDER 2005. V-6, auto, 7 pass., grey, A/C, power locks & windows, cruise, tilt, 93K km. Runs very well. $6,400. 604-241-2530 or 604-375-2570


9TH ANNUAL

A40 • Wednesday, March 14, 2012 • Burnaby NOW

garden planning & preparation weekend • march 17-18

a better garden

guaranteed.

COMPOSTED MANURE

Rich organic matter for your flower or vegetable beds - choose from steer or mushroom. 20 litre bag (reg $3.99)

3 for $9.97

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Join us march 17-18 for this weekend event and dig into an abundance of gardening information & inspiration!

POTTED SPRING FLOWERING BULBS

Enjoy early spring colour from favourites like mini-daffs, hyacinths, crocus & tulips! 10cm pot - reg $3.49 ea.

Inspiring Displays! FREE Clinics!

3 for $6.97

Unique Activities!

Visit our website for a complete list of seminar at both stores!

Weekend Highlights at our Lougheed store include: Saturday, March 17th

Saturday, March 17th

10:30am: ‘The Story behind Sea Soil’ with Rick Fawkes. Free Gifts! 10:30am - 12:30pm: Gourmet Village - Free Demos & Samples! 11:30am: ‘Chafer Bug Control & Lawn Care’ with George Friesen. 12:30pm: ‘Creating Your Own Zen Garden’ with Kyoung Lee from our own GardenWorks Landscape Division. 1pm: Artisan Landscaping 1pm: ‘FREE Kids Scavenger Hunt & Crafts’ with Candyse Roberts

10am-3pm: ‘FREE In-store Design Consultation’ Bring your photos and spend 15 minutes with Landscape Designer Audrey VanderWerf, CLD Pre-booking is recommended. Call 604-629-1419 11am: ‘Hands-On Floral Workshop’ Create a unique St. Patrick’s Day centrepiece. $40 Materials fee. Call to register. 11am: ‘Growing Grapes & Figs’ with Gardener Bert Garuio. 12pm: ‘Incredibla Edibles’ All about growing fruit trees & berries. 1pm: ‘Spring Lawn Care’ with Shelley Vance of Eddi’s. 2pm: ‘Gardening Organically’ with Micheal Deane of Gaia Green 3pm: ‘The Story behind Sea Soil’ with Rick Fawkes. Free Gifts!

Sunday, March 18th 10am: ‘Sunday Tea with Victor’ - a perfect start to the day for Seniors. 12-2pm: ‘The Doctor is IN’ - Bring your gardening questions or samples to our own Dr. Alan Reid for a diagnosis and a prescription. 1pm: ‘FREE Kids Scavenger Hunt & Crafts’ with Candyse Roberts 1pm: ‘Learn to Grow Your Own Mushrooms’ 2pm: ‘Patio Rock Gardening in Tufa Stone’ with Bill Bischoff from the Vancouver Orchid Society. 3pm: ‘How DO I Kill My Weeds?’ Meet with our own Dr. Alan Reid to discuss the alternatives to pesticides & herbicides..... JAPA DOG WILL BE HERE from 11am-4pm BOTH Saturday & Sunday to WOW you with their very own Japa Dog! http:www.japadog.com FREE BAG OF ORIGINAL SEA SOIL when you attend 2 or more seminars - offer avialble at both Burnaby locations!

Sale ends March 20, 2012

Weekend Highlights at our Mandeville store include:

Sunday, March 18th 10am-2pm: Artisan Transport Be introduced to our various bulk soils by Stephen Beattie. Free Gifts while Supplies Last! 11am: ‘Small Space Rockeries in Tufa Stone’ with Bill Bischoff. 12pm: ‘Pond Care and Q&A’ with Gord Szolnyanszky of Aquascape. 1pm: ‘Starting Seeds’ Learn the basics with Horticulturist Conway Lum. 2pm: ‘Grow Your Own Groceries’ Plan a Vegetable Garden with advice from expert Vegetable Gardener Roberta Ward. 3pm: ‘The Benefits of Bees’ Peter Gribble will talk about rearing Mason Bees to improve the pollination in your garden Enter to Win a $100

GARDENWORKS Gift Card!

Open

Open

Sat - Wed 9am-6pm Thur & Fri 9am-9pm BURNABY* 6250 Lougheed Hwy

604-299-0621

• 2 blocks from Holdom skytrain

FIND US ON.....

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

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4746 SE Marine Dr

604-434-4111


Burnaby Now March 14 2012