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Taxes may jump 2.9% Janaya Fuller-Evans staff reporter
The City of Burnaby is considering increasing property taxes by 2.9 per cent next year. Burnaby council received the 2013 provisional plan at Monday night’s meeting, which included the proposed rate increase. “That’s not set in stone,” said Coun. Dan Johnston, chair of the city’s finance and civic development committee. The city is looking at what costs can be trimmed and assessing Burnaby’s financial situation before releasing the finalized 2013 annual financial report next May. Johnston mentioned the city’s increasing labour costs as the primary reason for the property tax increase. The city has recently been in negotiations with the Burnaby Civic Employees’ Union, Local 23, and the union is currently informing members of the details of a proposed four-year collective agreement, which is going to a ratification vote in the near future, according to the union’s website. The contract would cover the period
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New AG: waste of money or good governing? Janaya Fuller-Evans
The B.C. government’s newly created position of auditor general for local governments has drawn some local criticism and praise. Basia Ruta, a former assistant deputy minister for Environment Canada, will fill the new role. The position was created to oversee local government spending. But some municipalities, such as Burnaby, see the new role
as unnecessary interference. Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan has spoken out against the idea since it was first introduced, saying it is a waste of resources. But Richard Lee, the Liberal MLA for Burnaby North, insisted in an interview with the NOW that the new auditor position was established to help, not hinder, local governments. “I think the idea is to help the municipalities, to do some sort of performance
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FOR THE HOMELESS IN THE CITY, CHRISTMAS CAN BE THE VERY WORST TIME OF THE YEAR
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hristmas can be a difficult time for some, but when you’re living on the streets, it’s particularly painful. “It’s a very difficult time for people,” says Wanda Mulholland, spokesperson for the Burnaby Task Force on Homelessness. “Some who are still connected with family will try to unite with them at Christmas. If they have street friends family, they will ON MY BEAT or try to connect with Jennifer Moreau them. Many have no one and are completely isolated at Christmas. They just hibernate to get through those extremely difficult days.” The task force includes a wide range of non-profit and government agencies, all dedicated to working together to address homelessness, and Mulholland’s been involved since its inception in 2005. The weather can also make things hard on the homeless, and holiday hours mean many businesses or public venues are closed. “It’s impossible to access washrooms or public spaces for long periods of time, so people are forced to keep moving, and the weather is difficult,” Mulholland says. Christmas is also taxing because it’s a time when most people reflect on the things and people that are important to them, she adds. “For people who are homeless, if they are disconnected from those people, it’s a difficult, emotional time. Christmas is a family time and can bring up lots of difficult memories and remind people of significant losses in their lives. No one chose that their goal in life was to become homeless, and when that’s the case, times like Christmas make it especially difficult,” Mulholland says. “It’s also difficult because so much of the focus is giving and presents and material wealth and what society thinks is important to be a happy person. When you are homeless
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Out in the cold: Wanda Mulholland of the Burnaby Task Force on Homelessness says Christmas can be particularly hard on homeless people, who may be disconnected from their families. without the basic necessities to function, the contrast is extremely great.” Mulholland estimates there are 250 to 300 homeless people in Burnaby, and at Christmas, the only place they can go is the extreme weather shelter, run out of the Westminster Bible Chapel in Burnaby, but that’s a weather-dependent option. There is no year-round shelter in Burnaby, and the extreme weather shelter only opens when it’s cold or wet enough outside to be a threat to human health. There are events for homeless people
in the weeks leading up to Christmas, but nothing the day of, as far as that Mulholland is aware. Anton’s Pasta Bar does an annual Christmas Eve dinner for the less fortunate, but it’s not a walk-in event; people need to be signed up ahead of time. The task force is always looking for donations to help keep Burnaby’s homeless warm, dry and fed through the holidays. High demand items include coats, boots, new underwear for both men and women and non-perishable, nutritious
food that’s soft enough for people with poor teeth. To donate, drop off items at the Progressive Housing Society office, but call ahead to make sure they are open: 604-522-9669 ext. 315. The Southeast Community Police Office, at 7191 Arcola Way, also accepts donations for the homeless. For more information or to get involved in local efforts to help the homeless, see the task force’s website at www. burnabyhomelesstaskforce.org.
Pathway proposed for Metrotown city properties Janaya Fuller-Evans staff reporter
The City of Burnaby is looking for public input on a pathway proposed for two city properties at 5608 Halley Ave. and 5587 Chaffey Ave. in Metrotown.
In 2008, the city was considering putting in a roadway extension for Sardis Street at the site but that plan was not popular with area residents. “It was decided by council at that time that a street would no longer be considered,” Coun.
Colleen Jordan, chair of the city’s community development committee, said at Monday night’s council meeting. The city has come up with a design for a public pathway, instead, she added. “This is part of what we prom-
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STUDENTS CURB CONSUMERISM AND WASTE IN RECYCLING PROGRAM
Pilot project: Where do all those tired toys go? Jennifer Moreau staff reporter
What happens when you cross a Langley recycling company with a Burnaby elementary school? A toyrecycling program that teaches kids to curb consumerism and waste just in time for Christmas. Langley’s Genesis Recycling has partnered with Yvonne DeWith’s Grade 3 class at John Knox Christian School to run the first toy recycling program of its kind in Canada. “The goal is to target the children who are the
consumer of the toys. In that way, the children will encourage their parents on recycling,” said DeWith. The pilot program involves setting up recycling bins at the school to collect old or broken electronic toys – anything battery operated or using a remote control. From Dec. 7 to 14, the school is collecting these items for return to Genesis. DeWith said the initiative also gives families a chance to clean out their closets before the new Christmas toys arrive and to encourage students to
think environmentally while composing their holiday wish-list. “They’ve already been very aware of what to put on their Christmas list,” DeWith said. For instance, one boy with an upcoming birthday is asking for money so he can buy one big gift instead of several small ones with short life spans. Before the pilot project was introduced, DeWith’s students had the chance to tour the recycling plant to learn how recycling works. “I always find it’s bor-
ing to read it in a text book, but to actually live it, it makes more of an impact with the students,” DeWith said. The electronic toy recycling program is new in B.C., and John Knox is the first school to bring recycling collection of electronic toys into the classroom, said Pamela Nel, spokesperson for Genesis. Once the toys are sent to Genesis, they are completely dismantled, and all the components are separated and sent to another recycling facility. “Electronic toys are so
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for whistleblowers, it’s almost a moot How do you protect taxpayers from point. boondoggles in provincial and federal Auditor General John Doyle said governments? How do you protect conlast week that whistleblowers in B.C. sumers from tainted beef? How do you shouldn’t have to put their jobs on the discourage all levels of governments line to protect the public. from burying bad decisions, misusing Not surprisingly the silence public funds and mismanagefrom government – and the ment? Burnaby NOW opposition – was deafening. More laws, more audits, Doyle pointed out in his more freedom of information most recent report that two major invesrules? In brief: more government overtigations by his office this year relied sight? heavily on information provided by While we can’t argue with more and whistleblowers. better operating standards, we’re startWorkers, largely, who acted on their ing to think that without protection
good consciences and provided information that would not have showed up in any audits. Workers who risked their reputations and livelihoods to do so. Doyle is right; without legislation that protects whistleblowers – odds are that damaging or embarrassing information is less likely to see the light of day. The union at the meat processing plant responsible for recently producing tainted beef products said if their members had protection from being fired for blowing the whistle on
unsanitary conditions at the plant, the company would simply not have tried to sell that meat. The mere likelihood of “whistleblower” protection would have been enough of an early warning system. But, strangely enough, governments or political parties that are quick to promise fiscal responsibility, better management of resources, and trustworthiness, don’t see whistleblower protection as a priority. Indeed, if they were serious about protecting the public good, they would protect whistleblowers.
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here is increasing pressure cation that an NDP government on NDP leader Adrian Dix would be nowhere near the kind to provide some clear indi- of “activist” government prevications of what kind of policies ous NDP administrations have he would implement should he been. become premier. History shows the NDP Not a day goes by has formed impatient that someone doesn’t governments in this Keith Baldrey demand that the province. The Barrett media question Dix administration in the and his party about their plans 1970s knew it was unlikely to for government. Much of this win re-election, so tried to do as pressure stems from suspicions much as possible in as little time in many quarters – particularly as possible. the business community – that The party had to wait almost Dix and the NDP have some sort 16 years before gaining power of secret agenda they’re hiding again. Once more, the NDP until after the election. governments of Mike Harcourt Actually, it’s rare for an and his successors brought in a Opposition party to present the blizzard of legislation, including policy platform this far ahead new taxes and laws. of an actual election campaign, Come the next election, the which doesn’t begin until next party will have been out of spring. But the series of polls power for a long stretch once that show the NDP will take more – almost 12 years. And so power unless there’s a huge far, Dix and his colleagues are shift in public opinion accounts providing evidence they will not for the pressure to produce that repeat the same ambition and sooner than much later. impatience of their predecessors. However, while the actual For example, Dix has ruled platform hasn’t been made pubout any personal income tax lic, it is possible to put together increases – other than, perenough information from statehaps, people earning more than ments from Dix and other mem$150,000 annually (a threshold bers of his caucus to get a feel that may actually kick in at the for what may lie ahead if they $200,000 level). win the election. He’s promised two specific Most of the information business taxes – an increase in shows more about what Dix and corporate taxes to 12 per cent the NDP would “not do,” rather (the level the B.C. Liberals had it than what new things they may NDP Page 7 embrace. This is perhaps an indi-
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Pedestrians breaking the rules
Burnaby Hospital must be fixed
One of the reasons there has been an increase in the number of accidents involving pedestrians is that more and more pedestrians break the traffic rules. I have noticed in recent years a marked increase in pedestrians walking against red lights and jaywalking. I am all for increased use of crosswalk cameras and enhanced lighting, but in addition, there needs to be strict enforcement of the traffic rules against pedestrians.
The letter from Ziggy Eckardt says it all and so politely. Having been on both sides of the health care fence – I’m a senior registered nurse at Vancouver General Hospital – I can attest to the downward spiralling standards as practised by all staff in hospitals these days. And so much of this situation stems entirely from the insidious privatization of health-care services. The unfortunate situation of Burnaby hospital reveals how much public services depend on politics, and therefore how everyone must become
Garth Evans, Burnaby
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Hospital report slanted continued from page 6
more politically aware. In the absence of any electoral reform, the very best way to keep up best practice and standards is to hold politicians accountable after elections, which means paying attention to what’s going on. Politics aside, why does so much weight get put on a report produced by non-medical people about a hospital? Even though there apparently was “public consultation” involved – maybe even including some nurses and doctors – one can rest assured that great lengths were made to select information with just the right slant. And it’s too bad that politicians and administrators require easy-to-understand stats like “seismic preparedness” to determine the real value of a health-care facility, and not what the facility is required for: patient care! The conclusion can be understood by kids in a sandbox: the Burnaby Hospital is unable to serve it’s purpose and therefore must be fixed – renovated or replaced – not studied anymore! Penny Oyama, Burnaby
Hospital report has uses Dear Editor:
I disagree with the opinion that the recent politically motivated and politically executed review of Burnaby Hospital operations is useless. I think we should bundle up all the copies of the report and send them to Burnaby Hospital. I’m sure they could use the extra toilet paper. Gordon Foy, Burnaby
A poem for the premier Dear Editor:
We women don’t care for Christy Crunch. If you don’t know why, you’re out to lunch. We’re millions in debt and taxed to the hilt, no homes for the poor for few have been built. Our hospitals, schools all need repair. And children go hungry – their cupboards are bare. Big bucks to promote you for ads on TV. But cuts to our health care have all sickened me. So wipe off the smile you wear all the time. Dear Christy you’re finished (and so is this rhyme!) Betty Griffin, Burnaby
NDP: Platform this spring But there is no indication the bulk of the province’s labour code will be altered in any meaningful way. What else? Well, Dix has ruled out increases to stumpage fees for forest companies anytime soon. He’s said no to reduced funding for independent schools. He’s committed to holding an inquiry into the sale of B.C. Rail – but a narrowly defined one with strict spending controls. The environment file will be a tricky one to navigate. Dix has ruled out placing a moratorium on fracking, and instead has said he will opt for a scientific review of the controversial practice (which involves injecting massive amounts of water into the ground to free up natural gas deposits). And he has yet to take a position on the Kinder Morgan pipeline, which is
facing mounting opposition. The NDP already adamantly opposes the Enbridge pipeline and presumably has to take care not to be opposed to all industrial development, so its opposition to the Kinder Morgan project is not guaranteed. On the spending side, about the only proposals would see the NDP increase funding for skills training in post-secondary institutions, as well as student financial aid. As I said, the actual NDP platform will be released next spring, after the B.C. Liberals release the next budget. But all indications so far point to people being more surprised by what’s not in it, rather than what actually is. Keith Baldrey is chief political reporter for Global B.C. Email him at Keith.Baldrey@ globalnews.ca.
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in 2008) and a tax on financial institutions. He has ruled out a corporation capital tax. Of course, there’s no convincing some people that Dix and the NDP have some sort of secret plan to raise taxes in other areas. But if the HST debacle taught us anything, it’s that it would be political suicide for a party to spring a major tax surprise on the public without telling it about it before an election. When it comes to labour laws – always a sensitive subject with the business community – Dix has acknowledged the secret ballot in union certification votes will likely be done away with. Most of the changes coming on this front will deal with employment standards and apprenticeship training.
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Corrigan: ‘It’s always difficult to unring a bell’ continued from page 1
balanced budget, and we’re up for election every three years.” The B.C. government has an inspector of municipalities within the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development, he pointed out. “He never did anything. There were never any inspections,” Corrigan added. “Now, because its politically opportune, they are instituting a brand new office, which just seems the height of hypocrisy to me.” Corrigan said he is concerned about what the criteria for audits will be – whether it’ll be on a complaint basis, or if the provincial government will decide which municipalities to target. If there is a switch of government this spring and the New Democratic Party wins the May election, there’s the possibility the position could be eliminated, as
the NDP was opposed to it when its fair share of revenue short- municipalities more autonomy, falls in local governments,” he including over taxation, though it was created, Corrigan said. “I don’t know what they’re said. “As a result, we were trying Burnaby city council has said that going to do now that the office is to find ways and means to help has not been the result. “Businesses use far less of existing,” he said. “It’s always dif- local governments through some of their dilemmas, and we felt this local government services than ficult to unring a bell. do homeowners, but they would be a useful “Obviously I’ll continpay more for that,” Winter tool.” ue to lobby that they get said. “They’re prepared to The chamber rid of it, or if they don’t do that, but I don’t think has been conget rid of it at least they we’re prepared to pay cerned that tax make it as efficient as posin seven- or eight-to-one increases have sible, so that there isn’t ratios that are currently in shifted onto busiany additional cost to the practice.” nesses more and taxpayer,” Corrigan said. Municipalities need more since the The British Columbia to look at the amount of B.C. Community Chamber of Commerce money put into estabCharter was estabpushed for the municilished programs, and into lished in 2004, he MLA Lee pal auditor position to be municipal human resource created for years, accord- Mayor Corrigan said. move intended to ‘... the height of departments, Winter said. Before the help, not hinder ing to president and CEO hypocrisy’ He agreed with Lee that charter was estabJohn Winter. the position is intended to lished, the divi“We’ve had a policy for a number of years that calls sion of taxes between businesses assist municipalities in decisionfor some reforms within the local and homeowners was about two making. “This is not meant to be an government environment and to one, Winter said. The charter was created by the insertion into the management of concerns that the business community was picking up more than provincial government to give their affairs, this is meant to be a
resource or an asset that they can count on to help them,” Winter said. Raj Chouhan, NDP MLA for Burnaby-Edmonds, was not able to speak for the party on the matter during an interview last month, but said Burnaby was not in need of more oversight. “Speaking strictly from Burnaby’s point of view, we must not forget that Burnaby won the best-run city award, a national award, a few years ago, so I don’t know what more an auditor general can do to help a city like Burnaby,” he said. “But I’m sure, knowing Mayor Derek Corrigan, he won’t oppose any individual who wants to come and look at his books. “Our city is already very wellrun,” he added. “There’s no issue of accountability that we have seen here.” Ruta is slated to start her fiveyear term in January.
Taxes: Labour costs cited as major reason for hikes continued from page 1
from January 2012 to Dec. 31, 2015. Rick Kotar, president of local 23, has told the NOW he will not speak to the newspaper about the negotiations because of past coverage of him. When the city’s 2012 report was released last May, Johnston also mentioned labour
costs as the primary reason for a property tax increase of 3.98 per cent for the year. He cited the annual cost of the civic employee’s union contract, $4.9 million for 2012, and the RCMP contract, $2.2 million for the year. Capital funding for civic projects and the costs of the new Edmonds Pool and Community Centre, currently under construction, were also mentioned
by Johnston in regards to both the report released last May and the provisional plan that council received Monday night. “It does include some various improvements to the city and costs beyond our control,” Johnston said of the plan. The city is looking at what it can “shave” from the plan, he said, but added, “it’s a pretty tight budget.”
An operating surplus of $1 million was included as a funding source, to keep taxes as low as possible, according to a city report. In 2011, residential property taxes increased by 2.95 per cent, down from the projected 3.95 per cent mentioned in the city’s provisional financial plan for the year.
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Layoffs at George Derby Centre rescinded Jennifer Moreau staff reporter
Workers at George Derby Centre can breathe a collective sigh of relief now that their jobs are no longer in peril. The Burnaby care home for veterans was planning to lay off more than 90 workers, represented by the Hospital Employees’ Union, and contract out their jobs, but the society behind the non-profit centre quashed the plan last week. “With the layoff notices rescinded, the veterans and their families will retain the
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City birders gear up for winter count Jennifer Moreau staff reporter
Burnaby birders are getting ready for the annual Christmas bird count this month. This year’s census of winter birds is on Sunday, Dec. 16 in the Deer Lake and Burnaby Lake area. Local birder George Clulow, who has been organizing the event for decades, is organizing two teams of birders to cover Burnaby. This year, he’s keeping his eyes peeled for some interesting and unusual birds spotted in Burnaby recently, like the greater white-fronted goose. “Often you (get) the pleasant surprises on the day because you get some intense coverage of the area,” Clulow said. The avid birder has recently spotted a snow goose, unusual for this area, and lots of trumpeter swans at Deer Lake. “We’ll be watching out for those,” Clulow said. “It is one of the two species of wild swans we get here.” Trumpeter swans have a black bill, unlike the orangebilled mute swans, which are an introduced species that can be quite invasive, according to Clulow. The local crow roost in the Still Creek area will also be counted on Dec. 16, around 4:30 p.m. as the Lower Mainland’s crows return for the night. The annual Christmas bird count is conducted in more than 2,000 places across Canada, the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean, with more than 50,000 bird enthusiasts participating. Bird Studies Canada co-coordinates the count and publishes national results once all data is compiled. For more information, visit www.bsceoc.org. or go to the B.C. Field Ornithologists website at bcfo.ca and click on CBC’S. Visit Clulow’s blog, at burnabybirdguy.wordpress. com, to see photos of birds spotted around Burnaby.
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of a development proposal for three three-story townhouses on Chaffey Avenue, put forward by Boffo Land Corp. during the summer of 2008. More than 150 residents spoke to the issue at a public hearing, saying a road extension would increase speeding and traffic rat-runners in the area. Despite other concerns about the size of the 26-unit development, the project was approved in December 2008. The pathway proposal is slated to go to a public open house early in 2013, though a date has not yet been set.
Op Red Nose just keeps growing Operation Red Nose in Burnaby, New Westminster and the TriCities continues to be record-breaking with the number of volunteers helping out. The volunteer-based designated driving service provided 160 rides on the weekend, which almost doubles the 89 rides offered the same weekend in 2011 when the service operated only in the TriCities. “We are ecstatic with how it’s going,” said Chris Wilson, Operation Red Nose coordinator. “Our first weekend and this past weekend’s numbers were basically double what they were last
year. It’s really taking off in its first year in Burnaby and New Westminster.” Sixteen volunteer teams of three were on the road Friday night and 12 on Saturday. As strong as those numbers are, Wilson says they can still use more volunteers. “We had 95 volunteers (total) for both nights, but Saturday nights are crazy busy for us. Even though we had 12 teams, we could have used four or five more. The phone was ringing off the hook. “I was so proud of the volunteer teams. A lot of them were volunteering with us for the first time and they covered a lot of miles
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ddiction is never a simple issue. Just ask Bob W., who asked that his full name not be used for privacy reasons. Throughout his life, Bob has struggled with alcohol and drug addiction, and at one point, not too long ago, he found himself homeless in the Downtown Eastside with nothing but a garbage bag full of dirty clothes to call his own. But that’s not the whole story; and Bob, 63, wants the public to know there is hope, not just for himself, but for anyone negatively affected by drugs or alcohol. Bob started weekly counselling ON MY BEAT and group therapy Marelle Reid sessions six months ago and discovered a way to deal with the root cause of his problems. Burnaby Substance Use Services has services for youth, adults and seniors, including assessment, counselling, recovery referrals and education. It was here that Bob was made to feel accepted and supported in his journey towards sobriety. “Our clients come from all walks of life – doctors and lawyers, as well as blue collar workers,” said coordinator Steve Giannopolous. With support from his counsellor, Bob has finally been able to talk about his childhood traumas and realize they were not his fault. Coming to terms with his past has allowed him to discover the reasons he became an addict, he said. “This is a disease,” he said. “This isn’t something I chose. Nobody chooses to ruin their life.” Growing up in a wealthy family in Vancouver, with parents who were high-functioning alcoholics, Bob felt his already fragile self-esteem plummet when he was sent to a school where he was physically and emotionally abused by his teachers. At age 12, to deal with his weight problems, he started taking diet pills, which were easily obtained and quickly misused. “They’re basically speed,” he said. Not long after he became addicted to the pills, Bob started stealing rye from his parents’ liquor cabinet at night so he could get to sleep. In high school, he discovered athletics, which allowed him to lose weight and kick the pill habit, but the alcohol was something he found he couldn’t do without. From there, Bob remembers his life as a series of moments between days when he would black out, his memory scattered and broken. Despite this, before he turned 21, he was married and started a family and began a career in radio broadcasting. “I made a lot of money, and I spent a lot of it at the bar,” he said. For the next 13 years, he and a business partner ran a successful advertising
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In recovery: Bob W. goes for weekly counselling sessions and relapse prevention meetings at Burnaby Substance Use Services, and credits the support he receives there with his sobriety. In the last six months, Bob has lost 85 pounds and maintained a ﬁtness regimen that he says keeps him on track to meet his health and wellness goals. agency, and except for a couple of drunk driving charges, Bob followed in his parents’ footsteps as a relatively high-functioning alcoholic. “Things were good, you know? I had the six-bedroom house in North Vancouver, I drove the fastest car, great clothes; I had everything.” He never told anyone at the time, but with all the creature comforts and a family around him, Bob was plagued by a fear of losing everything and assumed no one would understand if he talked about it. When he got his third drunk driving charge and had his licence suspended, he finally decided to admit his alcoholism to his family and promised to never drink again. For the next six years he stuck to his word, but he remembers that period as one of the darkest of his life. During a family vacation in Maui, Bob recalls sitting on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, crying by himself. “I didn’t know why,” he said of his depression. “I know now. I’ve had so many frigging issues in my life, when I was drinking I was putting them all (away).” It didn’t take much for Bob to slip back into his old ways after his business partner one day decided to pour a shot of vodka into his soda water when Bob was in the washroom. Later, when he left the restaurant drunk for the first time in six years, Bob got a call from his past – a
former friend who met up with him and offered him a hit from a crack pipe. “This was the answer to all my prayers, because with crack you don’t black out,” he said. “… and I somehow figured it wasn’t addictive. But I could not stop, and I just kept using and using and using.” Eventually, Bob lost his marriage, his home, his business and his relationship with his three kids. He was sleeping on the street, and sometimes on the floor of another crack addict’s apartment on Hastings Street. She suggested Bob seek help, and for the first time in his life, he decided to do just that. It wasn’t a direct route, but over the past nine years, he has been through several recovery programs and attended meetings and got himself a sponsor. He also got himself a job and an apartment and a little dog, and he had a good relationship with his roommate, though they were both still using, on and off. When she moved into a recovery house, he quit drinking and using, too. The plan was for them to get a house together, but two weeks later she called to tell him she’d met a man she was going to marry, and Bob was crushed. “I had nobody to talk to, and I just cried like a baby,” he said. “So I came here.” That was six months ago, and after hitting what some might say was his “rock bottom,” Bob decided to get clean and
become healthy. He started working out every day, as well as eating right and seeing his counsellor every week. After struggling with weight issues all his life, Bob says he has a handle on his food addiction too now, which he hadn’t even been aware of before. In the last six months, he’s lost 85 pounds and no longer needs to take medication for diabetes or high blood pressure. “I really got serious this time,” he said. “I believe if you’re going to change, you really have to change everything.” Being able to express his feelings and share with others in similar circumstances, Bob said the Burnaby Substance Use Services has offered him a life-changing opportunity through their counselling program. “When you come to a place like this or go to a group session or go to an AA meeting, you meet people that are exactly the same as you; they have exactly the same problems, and they talk, and you can say, ‘Yeah, I understand that. I’m not alone anymore. …Who knows where I’m going to end up tomorrow? But today I’m a happy man.” The Burnaby Substance Use Services is a branch of Fraser Health that offers free services to all residents of the Lower Mainland. For more information, visit the centre at 320-7155 Kingsway, or call 604-7776870.
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pl. Dave Reid is a man of many varying interests. As the new media relations officer for the Burnaby RCMP, Reid is the first point of contact for many reporters. “I used to be a CBC film editor for shows like The Nature of Things,” said the affable Reid. “I didn’t become a police officer until 1975, when I joined the Peel (regional police) in Ontario.” Reid’s diverse past also included stints at the Banff School of Fine Arts, working alongside David Suzuki and even a stint at Universal Studios. It was while working with Suzuki on a film about occupational safety and a Toronto cop being killed on the job that Reid got interested in becoming a police officer. ON MY BEAT “I’d just gotten married, and my Alfie Lau wife’s also an artist and my dad had served in the military as a Spitfire pilot,” said Reid. “I’d thought about giving back, and that’s when I looked into becoming a police officer.” Reid couldn’t join the RCMP at the time because of a ban on married officers but got on quickly with Peel, where his artistic skills came in handy. “I was asked to help with composite drawings, and that’s where I got to use my artistic skills,” said Reid. He would work for 10 years in Ontario before he and wife Virginia decided to do something completely different. “We operated a small business with boats in the Virgin Islands for a year,” said Reid. “I’d done so many different things as a police (officer), everything from traffic to the SWAT team, and I just wanted something different.” After a year in the sun, the couple was coming home via Vancouver and just fell in love with the place. “A buddy said I should look at joining the RCMP,” said Reid. “They were looking for some senior guys, and it was something that I knew I could do.” His prior experience didn’t exempt him from going to RCMP Depot in Regina in the early ’90s. And Reid wasn’t looking for any favours either.
“I’m an old-school cop,” said Reid. “I just figured this was the job, these were the things we had to learn and I had to just go and do it.” That meant Reid, in his early-40s, was sharing a dorm with a whole raft of 20-somethings. “I’d go to bed early and usually on weekends, they’d all be coming in late and when they came by my bed, they’d tiptoe and try to be quiet,” he said. The young ‘uns also showed Reid nothing but respect. “They called me Obi Wan,” said Reid. “I was definitely the dad of the group. … I did finish at the top of my class in all the physical stuff.” Reid was also proud of being seen as a sounding board for his instructors. “I was older than some of them, and they would just ask me, ‘Sarge, are we doing this right?’” said Reid. After graduating from Depot, Reid’s first RCMP posting was in Burnaby, where he served from 1992 to 1998. “I was one of the people involved with community policing from the start,” said Reid. “My area was Metrotown, and that’s where I worked with a lot of juvenile offenders, prostitutes, gang members and drug addicts. … I think I got a lot of respect because I wasn’t a young cop. I think we made a huge difference in that part of the city.” By 1997, Reid and his wife had decided to make Squamish their home and he has made the commute to the Lower Mainland ever since. In 1998, Reid was promoted to E Division headquarters, where he worked for almost eight years in the witness protection and confidential informant program. “(It’s) a real minefield where any mistake could cost a life,” said Reid. “You’re dealing with informants, how much you can give them and what they can give you back in return. … And then the next moment, you’re dealing with somebody where any disclosure could compromise their identity. It wasn’t an easy posting and one where you couldn’t afford even the smallest mistake.” Reid then spent time with the office of public complaints and providing support during the 2010 Winter Olympics before he was posted to his home detachment in Squamish for a short medical stint.
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Man of many interests: Cpl. Dave Reid is the Burnaby RCMP’s new media relations officer.
When the opportunity to come back to Burnaby came up, Reid jumped at the chance. “I do believe the public has the right to know what the police are doing,” he said. “That’s part of what my job is. … Now, what the public wants to know and what I’m allowed to release are two different things. “What I can say is I’ll give as much information as I’m allowed to and I’ll be responsive,” said Reid. Outside the office, Reid enjoys running with his Russian wolfhounds Zander and Shadow, dabbling in art, collecting samurai swords and building custom black powder Kentucky long rifles. “An interesting mix,” he said. “It keeps me busy.”
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ilton Vancouver Metrotown’s Blue Christmas party on Dec. 4 was a big hit. An Elvis Presley impersonator rocked through The King’s collection of hits and Burnaby’s power couple, Mayor Derek Corrigan and Burnaby-Deer Lake MLA Kathy Corrigan were swinging and grooving on the Crystal Ballroom dance floor. Key attendees for the Dec. 4 soiree were councillors Paul McDonell, Sav Dhaliwal and Pietro Calendino, Liberal MLAs Harry Bloy and Richard Lee, Burnaby firefighters Jeff Clark, Miles Ritchie and Mike Hurley, Tourism Burnaby head Matthew Coyne, Burnaby RCMP Staff Sgt. Major John Buis, B.C. Seniors Games director Wayne Peppard and SFU’s Steve Lewarne. Hilton general manager Ed Jaskula, From left, Lynn Read, the Hilton’s Ed Jaskula and Tourism Burnaby’s along with trusty staff Evelyn Gut, Matthew Coyne. Adrienne Sutherland and Jackie Jones, were the hosts for the party.
Safeway’s Derek Lee, wife Elsie and Burnaby Coun. Sav Dhaliwal.
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Burnaby NOW publisher Brad Alden and Valley Bakery’s Jack Kuyer.
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Burnaby NOW • Wednesday, December 12, 2012 • A17
SCOTIABANK CELEBRATES 60 YEARS IN NORTH BURNABY
He’s been banking on this branch for 53 years said. “We both started working for Burnaby the very same day,” Brooks added. He worked for Burnaby for seven years, though he lost the fingers of his right hand on the job in 1965. He was also involved in building Simon Fraser University, he said. Brooks moved to New Westminster in 2001. Since he left North Burnaby, the neighbourhood has changed even more, he said. “The house that we lived in has been torn down and a big one built there now,” Brooks said. “The whole area has changed a lot.” Brooks attended Scotiabank’s 60th anniversary celebration on Nov. 23, helping Burnaby North MLA Richard Lee cut the cake at the event. Andrew Porter, who has been branch manager at the Burnaby North’s location for nearly two years, spoke with the NOW on
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When Scotiabank opened its North Burnaby branch at 6715 Hastings St., there was only a smattering of people living in the area, according to longtime client Wesley Brooks. “My kids used to go down the lane to get lost in the bush,” he said of the area. “There were very few houses around at that time.” Brooks, who now lives at New Westminster Quay, said he has been a client of the branch for 53 years. “I moved into that neighbourhood and that was the handiest bank,” he said. “They always treated me really well, so I stayed with them.” Brooks moved to North Burnaby in 1960 and began working for the municipality, running equipment, he added. His wife worked at Burnaby North Secondary School, he
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A18 • Wednesday, December 12, 2012 • Burnaby NOW
Life is precious, treat it that way
I marvel at the capacity of the body to heal itself, and I am inspired by the resilience of the human spirit. Each life is a precious gift, and I remember this with my encounter HEALTHWISE Dr. Davidicus Wong with every patient. To be engaged in the care of their health is a privilege oon after their births, and responsibility. my first thoughts on But we each share a holding each of my responsibility for one children: “Thank you for another as if we were one this precious life.” great family. It is a duty It remains at the core of easily forgotmy thoughts, ten. grounding and Most of shaping my “Most of us us approach actions, as a approach each each day as if father, a husband, a friend day as if we will we will live forever. It is and a physilive forever. It is preferable to cian. In the livpreferable to liv- living in fear. ing of life and I have counin the practice ing in fear.” selled patients of medicine, who were so I have witDAVIDICUS WONG consumed nessed and family physician with the anxiexperienced ety of losing the fragility of health and life, the fleeting loved ones that they failed nature of its blessings, pain to appreciate the time they had together. When their and suffering. Knowing loved ones were gone, that we are mortal, each they realized how much of our lives is all the more more they had lost. precious. Some dads don’t take In caring for patients, the time to enjoy family I share the joys and tragtime when their children edies of every patient’s are young. They soon life. I am privileged to discover that toddlers too participate in the births quickly become teens and of newborns, to be the adults, and that time has first to hold them and been lost forever. give thanks. I share in my We each have a capacpatients’ lessons in life ity to harm one another. and witness their growth Fortunately, most of our through challenge and daily sins are of omission adversity.
and neglect. We take the people in our lives for granted – not only family and friends but also the people we meet each day. We do not seize every opportunity to be helpful and to give what is most needed. We fail to connect. Your life is a rare and unique gift … but not one to keep for yourself. Don’t waste your life, talents and time on the trivial. Don’t get lost on the wrong paths – the fast lane of materialism, the slow, meandering road of mindlessness, or the lonely highway of narcissism and self-interest. We are meant to travel together. We are dependent on others and they upon us. We are carried and we carry others. We can inspire and be inspired. We are better together, and together we can travel deeper and farther, discovering places in the world and in ourselves that would otherwise remain unknown. Before you rise in the morning, consider a prayer of appreciation: “Thank you for this precious life.” Dr. Davidicus Wong is a family physician at the PrimeCare Medical Centre. His Healthwise column appears regularly in this paper. You can read more about achieving your positive potential for health at david icuswong.wordpress.com.
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Author donates profits Marelle Reid staff reporter
When Burnaby author Suzanne de Montigny was on holiday last year and realized she couldn’t read tourist signs, she thought it was just a side effect of the laser surgery she’d had nine years before. Back home, she went to an ophthalmologist who ran tests for detached retina, macular degeneration and glaucoma, but they all came back negative. “It was a mystery. They didn’t know what was wrong,” she said in a press release. “I was really scared and stopped writing for a whole month. But then the edits for my first novel came back, and I had no choice but to go on.” To adapt to her visual impairment, de Montigny made changes to her computer, enlarging the letters and turning down the backlighting. With these modifications, she noticed her vision began to improve little by little.
After this troubling experience with her eyes, she realized that while she was fortunate to have been able to see a top specialist here at home, there are many people around the world who do not have access to this kind of vision care. To make a contribution to the cause, de Montigny decided to donate half the proceeds from her first novel to the Third World Eye Care Society, a group of eye specialists who bring thousands of pairs of glasses to third-world countries and perform eye surgery for free. “It’s the least I can do,” she said. “I may never completely solve my vision problem, but I can help others solve theirs.” The Shadow of the Unicorn: The Legacy, an ebook from Muse It Up Publishing, is a fantasy story for youth ages eight to 12, about unicorns struggling to survive in the aftermath of an asteroid hitting Earth. The book is available from museituppub lishing.com, Amazon.com and Omnilit. com.
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Got talent? If singing is your thing, it’s time to dust off the video camera and send in an audition tape for the third annual Variety’s Got Talent contest, presented by Variety - The Children’s Charity. Judges are looking for the best singer in the province between the ages of 13 and 29.
Music professionals from Sam Feldman & Associates will choose nine finalists, and one will be chosen by a public vote. The top 10 will then compete in the Variety’s Got Talent finals on Feb. 9 at the River Rock Theatre in Richmond. To enter the 2013 contest, participants must submit an audition tape
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TASTE Tivoli’s is a hidden gem ADM RAL P U B & G R I L L
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estled in perhaps the most competitive dining corridor in the city is an oldtime Burnaby favourite that’s constantly re-inventing itself and serving some of the best and most affordable fine dining in Alfie Lau/burnaby now the city. Dinner is served: Executive Hotel’s corporate chef Tivoli’s at the Executive Boban Kovachevich shows off the slow-cooked lamb. Hotel at 4201 Lougheed Hwy. has 2010 B.C. Chef’s position since 2007. such a nuanced and fine Association of the Year Using the freshest flavour is evidence that Chef of the Year Bob ingredients and incorpoKovachevich is a master Kovachevich as its corporating all of the cooking teacher, trainer and cook. rate chef – Kovachevich knowledge he has picked For a change of pace, oversees the kitchens for up in such far-flung we order the salt and all five of the Executive places as Croatia, Holland, pepper tiger prawns, Inn’s Lower Mainland Israel and Germany, which have a fine balance properties – and executive between the mild chili and sous chef Jason Brezynskie Kovachevich has put on a nice mix of ethnic dishes a sweet and tasty mango serving a new winter on his menu. salsa. menu, and their culinary Everything from the The crunchy prawns are genius makes hotel general butter chicken to the perfectly complemented by manager Christopher Mis’ sweet-and-spicy chili the salsa, and Kovachevich job much easier. chicken, Mediterranean isn’t shy about helping us “We’re always trying lamb shank, Tivoli’s queeat. to make our menu better,” sadilla and “There’s nothing on this Kovachevich menu that I haven’t eaten said as he “We’re always try- fish tacos are cooked with a and wouldn’t recommend unveiled his ing to make our precision and to my family and friends new winter expertise you to eat,” he said. and Christmas menu better.” expect from Kovachevich’s culinary menu. “The an award-winskills are firmly in evigoal here is BOB KOVACHEVICH Tivoli’s chef ning chef. dence when he personally fine dining But when prepares the slow-cooked in a casual we sat down lamb shank served in a red atmosphere at with Mis and Kovachevich Zinfandel sauce with garaffordable prices.” for a dinner recently, the lic mashed potatoes and “And it’s always about affable and talkative chef asparagus. great service,” added Mis, said his cooking philosoIf we thought the burgwho brought 15 years of phy is simple. er melted in our mouths, hospitality experience to “You need to have a then the lamb literally falls the Burnaby job he started off the bone and melts in earlier this year. “What we menu that you can train your people to cook well our mouths. take pride in is we have a all the time,” he said. “I’m While our dining senses lot of business people who in charge of five restauare dazzled by the Tivoli’s can come in for breakfast, rants, so I can’t be everyteam, we can’t help but lunch or dinner and not where. What I can do is notice how busy the resonly will they get great make sure my teams know taurant is getting on a cold food from a great chef, each dish inside out and weeknight. they can do business or Everybody from busihave a nice conversation in can cook it perfectly each time.” nessmen working on a relaxed atmosphere.” As an example, their computers to young Mis said the proliferaKovachevich brings out families to sports aficiotion of chain restaurants nados watching the NFL what would seem to be along the Lougheed are having a good time, a basic: the cheeseburger Highway corridor has and true to Mis’ observaand fries. stirred the competitive tions, there’s a lot more But there’s nothing vibe, but Tivoli’s has been conversation going on then around a long time and it’s basic about the Tivoli’s you’d expect in a bustling well-known in the city as a burger. Using certified restaurant. Angus ground chuck, the hidden gem. “The art of communiburger is served with spe“We’re a great little cating almost seems like cially made white ciabatta hideaway, and we have a lost art,” said Mis. “Not bread. With a little lettuce, a lot of loyal customers,” onions, pickles and cheese, here, though. People know said Mis. they can have a great meal the burger melts in our Many of those regulars and have a great convermouths. come back because of the sation at the same time The fries aren’t bad work of Kovachevich, the here.” either and the fact a seemBelgrade, Serbia native Taste Page 24 ingly simple dish can have who has held his current
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FESTIVE EVENTS FOR FAMILIES
Carol Ships Parade of Lights will delight Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season to reflect, relax and, most of all, have fun with friends and family. Here’s a couple of suggestions for this weekend and next week: Enjoy a cold winter night, some twinkling lights and a warm cup of hot chocolate at the Carol Ships Parade of Lights. Head down to Barnet Marine Park between 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. on Dec. 14 to see the Carol Ships sail past, adorned in lights. Bonfires will help keep hands warm and there will be hot chocolate and snacks at the concession. Call 604-294-7450 for more information.
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Get into the literary spirit with a series of special family Christmas storytimes at Burnaby public library branches. Events are free, but food bank donations are accepted. Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree, ages three to seven, runs 7 to 7:45 p.m., Dec. 20, at Tommy Douglas Library; and Walking in a Winter Wonderland, ages four to eight, runs 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Dec. 21, at the Cameron Branch.
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Get some fresh air and a little exercise by exploring some of the city’s parks and trails. Head out to Burnaby Lake Regional Park, Barnet Marine Park or Fraser Foreshore Park to check out some of the most popular sites in the city. See www.metrovancouver.org or www.burnaby.ca for information on local sites and trails.
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The Burnaby school district is hosting a wide variety of events, in particular choir performances from a number of city schools at city locations. In all, more than 120 events are scheduled, running now till Dec. 20. Dates and times are contingent on weather. See www.sd41.bc.ca for a full listing of events.
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Taste: Tivoli’s a gem continued from page 23
Kovachevich also takes pride in his wine list, serving us locally sourced pinot gris and cabernet sauvignon. Kovachevich admits that he loves the wines being produced by New Westminster garage winery Pacific Breeze and there are some great wines coming out of the Interior that he will be adding to his wine list soon. We finish with a parfait for dessert and it’s sublime: not too sweet, but flavourful in every bite. Overall, the dishes have healthy-sized portions and the prices are below what you would spend at competing chain restaurants in the Lougheed Highway corridor. And since Kovachevich has been known to put on
his apron at all five places he manages, don’t be surprised if the award-winning chef is the creator of your lunch or dinner. With Christmas coming fast, Tivoli’s has put together several holiday dining options. The three-course lunch is $24, the three-course dinner is $29.95 ($32.95 if you substitute New York steak as your main), while the Christmas lunch buffet, running until Dec. 14 is $22.95. On Christmas Day, the four-course dinner is $35. For more info or to make a reservation, call 604-297-2118 or go to ww.tivolisrestaurants.ca. You can also check them out on Facebook, where there are prizes available if you “like” Tivoli’s.
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Diane Hunter and husband Ron spent their 35th anniversary in Italy and took the NOW to the Colosseum in Rome.
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CALENDAR OF EVENTS THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13
MONDAY, DECEMBER 17
Thrift shop sale, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at South Burnaby United Church. Clothing, household items, books, toys and more. Donations welcome.
Drop-in blood pressure clinic, including height/weight monitoring, health info and consultation, massage and socializing. Bonsor Seniors Centre, 6550 Bonsor Ave., 9:30 to 11:15 a.m. Info: 604439-1456.
Drop-in blood pressure clinic, including height/weight monitoring, health info and consultation, massage and socializing. Edmonds Community Centre, 7282 Kingsway, 10 to 11:45 a.m. Info: 604-524-9060.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15 Love Came Down at Christmas, as performed by the Amabilis Singers, 2 p.m., New Westminster Christian Reform Church at 8255 13th Ave. Tickets are $20 for adults and seniors, children under 12 are free. Tickets available from choir members or at www.amabilissing ers.org. Burnaby Central bottle drive, Grade 9 boys and Grade 10 girls basketball teams will be collecting deposit containers between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. at Burnaby Central Secondary School on Deer Lake Parkway across from city hall. Drop off will be at the front of the school in the drive-through area. If you live near the school and wish to have your bottles and cans picked up, please send an email with your phone number and address to bcss.lss@gmail. com. Community Carol Sing with The Salvation Army, 7 to 8 p.m. in the parking lot of The Salvation Army Cariboo Hill Temple 7195 Cariboo Rd. Event also features free hot chocolate and Christmas goodies.
ONGOING Options for Sexual Health, local clinics are staffed by nurses, doctors and trained volunteers across the province with two clinics in the Burnaby area. We offer birth control counselling, low-cost contraceptives and supplies, sexually transmitted infection and PAP testing, pregnancy testing, options counselling, and general sexual health information and referrals. The clinics serve all ages, genders, and orientations. Info: www.optionsforsexualhealth. org or 1-800-739-7367. Health Focus, runs every third Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon at Cameron Recreation Complex, with blood pressure, weight monitoring and massage treatments, including presentations by various guest speakers. Cost $1. Call 604781-6620 for information. West Coast Assistance Teams, a registered charity that provides highly trained assistance dogs to disabled people in the Lower Mainland, is looking for puppy-raisers to provide loving foster homes for puppies in training. Program 100 per cent volunteer-run; volunteers welcome in all areas. Call 604-293-1211 or email email@example.com.
Anxious Speakers’ Support Group, for those fearing public speaking or social interaction, meets Mondays from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at BCIT in Burnaby. Email speakers@ vcn.bc.ca. Burnaby Hospital Auxiliary, looking for new volunteers. Call 604-412-6129 or 604-2995216 for more information. Girl Guides of Canada, yearround registration and volunteer info, 1-800-565-8111. Diabetic support group, meets at Bonsor Recreation Complex, first Monday of each month from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. New members always welcome. Call 604-439-5510 for more information.
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Vehicles stored in garages tend to look better CLICK & CLACK TALK CARS Ray & Tom
Dear Tom and Ray: My boyfriend and I disagree on whether to keep the car in the garage. He thinks it cuts down on the life of the car (something about cooling the engine). I think a car lives longer if kept in a garage. I understand that a heated garage is not a good idea, but what about just a regular attached garage? Please advise. – Evelyn TOM: Your boyfriend is being an oil stain on the garage floor of your life, Evelyn. Garages are great for cars – and for their
drivers. heat of the engine will RAY: At the very least, warm up the garage and a garage will protect the shorten its life? exterior of your car from TOM: The length of time the elements, including it takes the engine to cool those acidic pigeon and down makes no difference pterodactyl droppings. to anything. As far as we And if it spends every know, there’s absolutely night – or half no downside its life – under to keeping a roof, it’ll your car in “As far as we look good for an unheated know, there’s about twice as garage. absolutely no long. RAY: A heated TOM: From garage is even downside to what we see in better, even keeping your car though it does real life, that’s about right. create one in an unheated Cars we work downside for garage.” on that are the car. garaged look a If you live TOM MAGLIOZZI lot better than in the part of auto expert non-garaged the country cars their age. where it snows RAY: I have no idea what and they use salt on the your boyfriend is talking roads, by storing it in a about regarding engine warm garage every night, cooling. Maybe he thinks you may slightly speed up the engine won’t cool the rusting process. down as fast if it’s closed TOM: How? Well, let’s say in a garage? Or that the you drive on a cold, snowy
day, and you get salty ice and slush all over the car. Then you get home at night and pull into your heated garage. What happens? The ice melts. And you’re left with salt, water and warm air – perfect ingredients for oxidation (i.e., rust). RAY: Whereas if you leave the car outside, and the temperature stays below freezing, oxidation is inhibited by the lower temperatures, and the rusting process slows down a tiny bit. TOM: On the other hand, if it’s snowy and icy and miserable, who cares? That’s when you really want to have a heated garage. You want that stuff to melt off overnight so you don’t have to kick it out of your wheel wells like Nanook of the North does with his dogsled. RAY: Plus, there are some very real mechani-
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Burnaby Karate Academy tops at provincials Tom Berridge
The Burnaby Karate Academy topped all clubs at the recent Karate B.C. provincials. The North Burnaby club placed first among more than 50 clubs taking part, garnering nine firstplace medals in the amateur all-belts competition on Saturday, Nov. 17 and another 31 total medals, including 13 gold in the elite grouping held on the Sunday. In all, Burnaby Karate won 46 medals – 22 of them gold. Burnaby Karate martial artists also won top athlete of the year honours from Karate B.C. Shaun Dhillon and Jusleen Virk won male and female athletes of the year, while Derek Chan also picked up the junior male award. In provincial competition, Arash Beytoei won the men’s under-67 kilogram kumite or sparring final and also earned a bronze in the open category for Burnaby Karate. Matt Bickel was a winner in kumite in the men’s u-75 kg division. Cedomir Vasic and Chan placed second and third in their respective weight classes. Vasic also won a gold in the 18-20 age group kumite. Acadamy fighters Andrea Maikawa, Cindy Jacob and Kim Logan won at u-61, u-68 and +68 kg, respectively, in the women’s competition. Inga Shishko picked up a couple of second-place medals, including the silver in the open women’s kumite. Reid Lofstrom and Anisha Virk were second and third in their respective weight classes. Lofstrm and Logan also earned silvers in the 18-to20 age group kumite. Burnaby’s Victoria Barusic, competing out of the West River dojo in Vancouver, had a couple of silver-medal finishes, including runner-up to Virk in the women’s 18-to20, u-53 kg division. Other Burnaby academy female winners included Isabel Chan, Harpreet
Sidhu and Vanessa Vung. Gurkamal Gill, Rachel Ko, Alexandra Zaborniak and Pawan Sidhu also earned a spot on the podium. On the boys’ side of the mat, Matt Ly won the 18to-20 kumite. Brendan Ly won at 16 and 17, while Jai Sanghera took the 1415 final. Masaki Soehardhi, Joel Tai, Zach Chan and Petar Didak also medalled. In Saturday’s finals, Burnaby Karate Academy outpointed sixth-place Burnaby Chito-Ryu and 19th overall Nikkei. Michael Plunkett won the 10-11 intermediate boys’ novice kumite, while Harley Beaudry led a podium sweep for the academy in the novice class along with Sid Ahuja and Gur Hothi. Parris Gill also medalled. Ellen Thomas topped the 12-13 novice kumite division. Stephi Zaborniak and Maya Soehardhi topped the girls’ 10-11 kumite, while Gurmeet Sidhu won the intermediate division. Melissa Chan won gold in kumite and bronze in kata in the girls’ 12-13 division. Cassia Kitaoka, Zoe Ye and Bogada Eshadi also won their respective kumite groups. Zoe Fong and Natalie Santi also medalled. Burnaby Chito-Ryu martial artists also did well. Veronika Juris placed first in kata and second in kumite in the women’s advanced group. Jomar Mascardo won the 14-15 boys’ kata, while Milos Miscevic was first in the 8-9 boys’ kumite. Ajay Gill was second in the 12-13 boys’ kata and third in kumite. Delbert Fizzell was second in the master men’s forms and sparring. Sergey Kargopolov was first and second in men’s novices disciplines. Daniel Dang, Arneil Gill, Lucy Ojelel, Maya Miscevic and Natalia Sharma also medalled for Chito-Ryu. Hikaru Morita won Nikkei’s sole gold in 10-11 novice boys’ kata or forms. Austin Kong picked up a pair of bronze medals in Karate Page 32
Burnaby’s Christine Sinclair, right, was named Canada’s 2012 athlete of the year in two separate polls this week.
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South Burnaby striker Canada’s 2012 athlete of the year Canadian sports fans chose Christine Sinclair of Burnaby as Canada’s 2012 athlete of the year in a CBCSports.ca poll released Saturday. Sinclair outpolled current world champion figure skater Patrick Chan, 2012 Giro d’Italia champion cyclist Ryder Hesjedal, world champion bobsleigh driver Kaillie Humphries, Olympic gold medallist, trampolinist Rosie MacLennan and world ice dance champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir in the week-long contest.
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tory by becoming the first national team to win a medal at the Summer Games since 1936. Her six goals led the tournament, which included all three counters in a devastating 4-3 extra-time loss to the United States in the semifinals. Sinclair, who is the national team’s all-time leading scorers with 143 goals, was honoured as the country’s flag bearer at the conclusion of the Games. firstname.lastname@example.org
Byrne Creek grad Stephanie Gill scored a season-high 23 points and was named the University of Manitoba’s player of the game at the 22nd annual Duckworth Challenge. However, Gill’s game-high points were not enough, as cross-town rival University of Winnipeg stole a 68-60 win over Manitoba in the all-city women’s basketball matchup on Dec. 5. Gill finished the game shooting six-of-12 from beyond the three-point line, where she leads Manitoba with a 0.407 shot average. Currently, the sophmore guard has 107 points for the Bisons and averages 5.4 points per game.
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High man: Simon Fraser University’s David Gebru, in red, scored a game-high 34 points in the Clan’s 93-76 loss to Western Washington last week.
Clan finish first half on road
The Simon Fraser University men’s basketball team will finish up 2012 on the road with a pair of non-conference games. The Clan will play a couple of games in California against Dominican and Academy of Art universities on Dec. 17 and 19, respectively. Earlier last week, SFU lost for just the second time this season, falling 93-76 to the defending NCAA Division II champion and No. 6-ranked Western Washington Vikings at home.
SFU was outrebounded 39-28 and doubled 14-7 on the offensive glass. “What we learned today is to buckle down on defence,” Clan forward David Gebru said in a Clan press release. “If we’re going to win, we can’t trade buckets. Also, we can’t get beat on the glass like we were tonight.” Gebru led all scorers with a game-high 34 points. Milos Milosevic and Matt Raivio both added 11 points for the Clan.
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Simon Fraser University wide receiver Lemar Durant won another AllAmerican honour for the Simon Fraser University football team. Durant, a recent Super Region III first team allstar, garnered another All-American honour as a Beyond Sports Network second-team pick on Dec. 5. Earlier this season, the NCAA Division I transfer
was named to the Great Northwest conference first team and newcomer of the year following a seasonbest 82 receptions, 1,227 yards and 16 touchdown receptions. Durant also tied the conference record for most passing touchdowns in a single game, with four against Dixie State. Nationally, Durant finished third in the NCAA Division II in receiving
yards per game, sixth in receptions per game and third in total receiving yards. Also earning honourable mention was freshman tight end Jamal Kett, who ranked second in the conference with seven receiving touchdowns in the conference. Kett was also named the Clan’s offensive rookie of the year. – Tom Berridge
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JR. B HOCKEY
Steelers deal with difficult Devils in extra time Tom Berridge
Burnaby defenceman Ryan Panichelli solved a devil of a problem for the Grandview Steelers. The 20-year-old junior B blueliner scored in the second period of overtime to give the Burnaby-based Steelers a 2-1 victory over the North Delta Devils in Pacific Junior Hockey League play on Sunday. Panichelli tallied the game-winner from defensive partner Colton Schock at 3:05 of the second period of OT to give Grandview just its second win in six starts against the Devils. In September, Grandview started the season with a win and an overtime loss to North Delta. But since then, the Steelers had lost three straight while being outscored 13-5 in that stretch. North Delta currently holds a three-point lead
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over Grandview in the competitive Tom Shaw conference. “It was a good win for us,” said Grandview head coach Aldo Bruno. “There is something about North Delta. We have a hard time getting over the hump.” On Sunday, the Steelers, eager for a win following a 5-1 loss to the league-leading Abbotsford Pilots on Friday, outshot the thirdplace Devils 42-22 at the Burnaby Winter Club. Grandview gave up the first goal in the final minutes of the first period, but drew level in the middle frame on Sean Lan’s power-play goal and 14th of the season. Joshua Friesen got the win in goal for Grandview. Tyler Read stopped 40 shots and was named second star of the game for the Devils. Earlier, the Grandview club mustered just 19 shots in a 5-1 loss in Abbotsford
on Dec. 7. Lan, from Panichelli and Vik Sanghera on a power play, scored for the Steelers to make the score 2-1 late in the second period. The Pilots tallied three third-period markers, including an empty-netter, to pad their 13-point lead in the Harold Brittain conference. In contrast, the Shaw grouping contains four of the five top teams in the league, including Grandview. “It’s a very competitive conference when you look at it. We’re in the mix – a couple of tweeks here and there and we should be all right,” said Bruno. On Friday, Grandview will be in Maple Ridge to take on the Ridge Meadows Flames at Planet Ice. On Sunday, the Steelers are back at home for a must-win over the North Vancouver Wolf Pack. Game time is 4 p.m.
Simon Fraser University’s Michael Winter and Carlo Basso were both named first team All-Americans by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America on Dec. 4. Helge Neumann was also selected to the all-second team.
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B.C. INTERCOLLEGIATE HOCKEY
Clan fundraises for diabetes, gets win, too Tom Berridge
The Simon Fraser University hockey club readied itself for the upcoming Great Northwest Showcase with back-toback wins over Thompson Rivers University. The Clan team posted identical 7-1 victories in a B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League home-and-home series last week. At Thompson Rivers, Burnaby defenceman and second star Tyler Mah scored a pair of goals, including the eventual game-winner, with his first of the season midway through the middle period. Trevor Milner opened the scoring in the first period and Nick Sandor upped the score to 4-0 early in the third before the Kamloops team found a reply. Jesse Mysiorek, Sandor, Milner, Taylor Swaffield and first star Taylor Piller also posted two-point outings for SFU. Goalie
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Graham Gordon made 29 stops to earn the game’s third star. At home, SFU team captain Christopher Hoe scored two goals and added two assists to earn the first-star nod in a 7-1 win at the Bill Copeland Sports Centre on Dec. 1. Kale Wild, with a goal and two helpers, and Ben Van Lare, with three assists, also had multi-point games for the Clan. Swaffield, who was named the B.C. Intercollegiate league player of the week, Bruin McDonald and Trent Murdoch all had a single goal and one assist for SFU in the game that saw 256 minutes in penalties blown. Despite the penalties, SFU hockey was able to raise more than $2,400 for juvenile diabetes at the game. A cheque will be presented to the diabetes foundation at the Great Northwest Showcase to be held on Dec. 28 and 29.
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First point in months Milos Gordic of Burnaby registered his first point in nearly two months for Michigan Tech in a 1-1 draw against Wisconsin in NCAA Division I hockey. Gordic put a Wisconsin turnover on the stick of teammate Blake Pietila for a tap-in goal at 8:42 of the third period to give Michigan Tech a brief lead.
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EXECUTIVE LIVING gated 1864sf 4bedroom 2.5bath, main floor master bedroom, 19+ adult complex $568,900 604-575-7636 see uSELLaHOME.com id5552
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6020 2BDRM+DEN/2BTH CONDO for Sale Owner must SELL. Helen 604-762-7412 $269,500.See on http://propertyguys.com/propert y/index/id/69236
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NICE FAMILY HOME South facing 3861 sq ft custom home (6028 sq ft lot) in Fleetwood/Tynehead, Surrey... 6 bedrooms, den/study, 3 1/2 bathrooms, maple kitchen. Large master bedroom has a BIG walkin closet, and beautiful mountain views. Neutral colours, bright and light throughout. Sweeping, double sided staircase. In-house vacuum system. In-law suite downstairs has 2 bedrooms, maple kitchen, laundry, separate entry and a large games/media room. Landscaped garden, private back yard, covered patio, hot tub, cedar deck. Primary school is a 3 minute walk, Surrey Sports & Leisure Complex (ice rink & pool) is a 2 min drive. 16939 - 84 Ave, Surrey. REDUCED to $679,800 Call 778-227-6253
CULTUS LK gardener’s dream 1160 sf 2 br 1.5 ba rancher, a/c 50+ complex $68K 604-858-9301 see uSELLaHOME.com id5400
TOP FLOOR quiet side of bldg 650sf 1br+den condo nr Hosp, & Sky train $249K 778-241-4101 see uSELLaHOME.com id5580
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CHILLIWACK LK 1250sf rancher w/guest cabin, .5 ac lot, 2km to lake, pool $360K 604-824-5687 see uSELLaHOME.com id5561
SURREY CENTRE ½ block to mall, skytrain, SFU, 668sf 1br+ den $227,900 604-572-9095 see uSELLaHOME.com id5609 NR EDMONDS sk/train stn. 788sf 2br 2ba condo across from Taylor pk $388,900 604-764-8384 see uSELLaHOME.com id5571
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NORTH DELTA 5 BR, 5 baths hse, Built in 2005, 3129 sqft, $649,000, nr ammens, 604-614-7591
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PIZZA FRANCHISE QUICK SALE Due to medical reasons. New equip + lease hold improvements. $93,000 interested parties to meet in person. 604-729-4089
PARTIAL OCEAN view, large 1270 sf. 2 br + den 2 ba in a +45 building $295,000. 778-809-0769 see uSELLaHOME.com id5574
GUILDFORD QUIET 905sf top fl 2br condo, recent flooring paint etc $179,500 604-496-3397 see uSELLaHOME.com id5593
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1 BD top floor in Chilliwack granite counters, 9’ ceilings, stack w/d. elec f/p. Secure underground parking. $149,000. 604-795-7367
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Serious Inquiries only Call OWNER 604-612-5536 for further information.
CLOVERDALE UPDATED 696sf 1br condo, rents for $650 insuite laundry $99,500 604-341-9257 see uSELLaHOME.com id5500
$10K BELOW assessment, 2br+ Den or 3br, 2ba 1083sf condo, Nr SFU $339,900 604-866-7326 see uSELLaHOME.com id5557
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PRICE REDUCED, 1280sf 3br 1.5ba ½ duplex, large 4480sf lot $229,900 604-792-9287 see uSELLaHOME.com id5511
OFFERED AT assessed value 1000sf 3br 2ba home on huge 10,000sf lot $414K 778-859-0717 see uSELLaHOME.com id4272 ONE OF A KIND HOME in Coquitlam, 3600sf, $150k in renos, Mortgage helper, $799,900. Call 604-768-8879
REDUCED 3136SF 7br 3.5ba fabulous vu, below assessment CDS lot $688,800 604-498-2616 see uSELLaHOME.com id5595
Ladner/ South Delta
EAST, STUNNING mt Baker vu 2850sf 5br 3ba bungalow, mn fl Master, SOLD! SOLD! SOLD! see uSELLaHOME.com id5456
BURNABY South; CORNER 8810sq ft lot 3 BR 1200sf home. $999,000. No agents. 604-439-7554
W. LADNER ½ block from the Fraser Riv,1600sf 3br character home, $545,000 604-617-3748 see uSELLaHOME.com id5599
Chilliwack 211/80B AV 3034sf 6br 5ba with legal 2br basement suite, quiet crescent $589,900 604-649-6030 see uSELLaHOME.com id5607
11 ACRE lot w/1296sf 3br 2ba Updated modular home Ryder Lake area $475K 604-316-7775 see uSELLaHOME.com id5640
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Burnaby NOW • Wednesday, December 12, 2012 • A37
REAL ESTATE 6020
Houses - Sale
ALDERGROVE SXS DUPLEX 80K below assessment. $3K/mo rent $527,900 firm 604-807-6565 see uSELLaHOME.com id3428
CAMPBELL VALLEY Park 5 acres, exec.,estate home 6162 sq ft, 8 bd, 5.5 bths, carriage-house garage, 2 suites, barn, boardfenced $1,498K. 604-880-0462 PropertyGuys.com ID:76465
Houses - Sale
NORTH DELTA near new 2583 sf 5br 4.5ba with 1br side suite, warranty $698,888 604-765-4211 see uSELLaHOME.com id5622
UPDATED 4541SF 7br 5½ba on large 8264sf lot, basement suite, $819,000 604-805-6614 see uSELLaHOME.com id5604
WALNUT GROVE, desirable location, elegent 3 stry, 3372 sq ft, 6 bdrms, 4 baths, $718,900. Call 604-250-6978. See PropertyGuys.com id:76978
2490 CALEDONIA, North Van OPEN Sat 1-4pm, Sun 1-3:30pm or by appointment. One of the Best Views in Deep Cove - $1,390,000 Beautiful 3 bedroom cedar home with stunning, pristine 240 degree views over Deep Cove and 2 marinas. 3 floors on rare, landscaped 10,000 sq ft lot with stream. 350 sq ft deck. $2,100 mth luxury suite to help pay the mortgage. Steps to the forest trail, Deep Cove and just 20 mins to Downtown. Lovingly renovated www.deepcovehome.com Call Deanna 778-829-6993
CHIMNEY HTS like new 4100sf 8br 6ba w/main floor bedroom, 2 suites, $649K 604-441-9652 see uSELLaHOME.com id5563
CLAYTON IMMACULATE 3523 sf 5br 3.5ba w/bsmt suite across from park $648K 604-575-7636 see uSELLaHOME.com id5551
CLOVERDALE 3850SF 6br 5ba 3lvl 2/suite potential on 1/2ac GD lot, $789,800 778-549-2056 see uSELLaHOME.com id5564
Houses - Sale
E. NEWTON 4000sf 8br 5.5ba 2 yr old 3 level home w/3 br bsmt suite $699K 778-895-8620 see uSELLaHOME.com id5628
FLEETWOOD ACROSS from School, reno’d 2600sf 6br 5ba w/suites $579K 604-434-3482 see uSELLaHOME.com id5577
NEWTON NEW 2200sf 5br 3.5ba ½ duplex with 2br bsment suite $475K incl. HST 604-728-1419 see uSELLaHOME.com id5591
RIVER & MTN views Royal Hts 4683sf 7br 7ba backs on greenBelt, ste $749,900 604-649-6030 see uSELLaHOME.com id5623
FLEETWOOD RENO’D 2140sf 4br 3ba, large 7100sf lot, bsmt suite $549,000 604-727-9240 see uSELLaHOME.com id5617 22351 SHARPE Ave Richmond, 3 storey, 2425 sq ft, 5 bdrm, 4 bath Set up to have a suite, $778,000. Call 778-835-0019 see PropertyGuys.com ID: 76019
528 E. Columbia St., New West Custom built 3 BR home, 4 baths, superb view. A must see. $789,000. Rick 604-727-0043
132ST, 92AVE 2140sf 5br 2ba w/bsmt suite, huge 7200sf lot, updates, $529K 778-320-7506 see uSELLaHOME.com id5568 QUEEN MARY large 3700sf 7br+ den 5ba on 7869sf lot, 2br side suite SOLD!!! SOLD!!! SOLD!!! see uSELLaHOME.com id5615
GREEN TIMBERS beautifully updated 3100sf 5br 3.5ba, suite 8400sf lot $575K 604-340-1551 see uSELLaHOME.com id5631
GREEN TIMBERS reno’d 2400 sf 4br 3ba, lg 7800sf lot, bsmt suite $559,000 604-727-9240 see uSELLaHOME.com id5617
TYNEHEAD 3800SF 5br 4.5ba executive home 12,077sf lot, with side suite, $850K 604-575-7311 see uSELLaHOME.com id5350
CUSTOM BUILT, 2200sf, 3BR+ den, 2.5 bath, new fixtures, 7300sf lot, $659K, 604-943-9600
Vancouver East Side
CHIMNEY HTS 3600sf 7br+den 6ba w/2 suites quiet cul-de-sac 4600sf lot $669K 604-866-3515 see uSELLaHOME.com id5597
GUILDFORD 1900SF 3br 2ba w/basement suite on huge 8640 sf lot, $489,000 604-613-1553 see uSELLaHOME.com id5608
GUILDFORD MAGNIFICENT 4952sf 10br 6.5ba back on creek, main floor master br, $765K 604-581-5541 see: uSELLaHOME.com id5506
Out Of Town Property
LANGLEY NR town fully reno’d 2474sf home on 5ac ppty, bsmt suite $1,150,000 604-825-3966 see uSELLaHOME.com id5582
PRINCETON, BC 15.78 acres Panoramic views, hydro, well, pumphouse, & septic installed. $384,900. 1-250-295-1811 firstname.lastname@example.org
CRANBROOK 2060SF 4br 3ba reno’d home w/side suite on 2 lots $239,900 778-887-4530 see uSELLaHOME.com id5304
HAWAII ON THE MAINLAND, healthy low-cost living can be yours. Modern Arenal Maleku Condominiums, 24/7 secured Community, Costa Rica “friendliest country on earth”! 1-780-952-0709 www.CanTico.ca
LIVE ON Mayne Island 2 lots,one Turn Key house all for $380.000, 250-539-5011 http://members.shaw.ca/ mayneislandhome/
SURREY TYNEHEAD 1ac dev. ppty into 5.5 lots starting Jan 2013, $1,399,000 604-951-8777 see uSELLaHOME.com id5566
NANAIMO, OCEAN View 1283sf 3br 2ba 4yr old home on .11 ac lot $319,900 604-308-8266 see uSELLaHOME.com id5556
Other Areas BC
HOPE, COUNTRY living 1850sf 4br 2ba rancher on lg ½ ac lot mtn vu $272,500 604-869-3119 see uSELLaHOME.com id5611
NORTH VAN Prime area, corner of Lonsdale/Esplanade, 2199sf, + mezzanine, zone retail/comm, 3 parking stalls, fixtured luxury office. $2.5M, 604-984-0836
Real Estate Investment
90FT WATERFRONT, Sointula Guest Beach House Malcolm Is. N. Vanc Is. 2 BR, water, sewer, hydro. $229K. 604-628-4592 www.sointulabeachhouse.com
LANGLEY RENOD sxs duplex +1/2ac lot, rental income $2,200 /month $479,900 604-807-6565 see uSELLaHOME.com id3186
TRIPLEX- SOINTULA B&B Guest House, Malcolm Island, N.Vancouver Island. New reno, on view half acre. cost $900,000, sell $525,000. 5pm 604-628-4592
Lots & Acreage
CHILLIWACK BUILD 5000sf Home, 10,742sf serviced flat bldg lot $279K 604-798-5050 see uSELLaHOME.com id5536
INVESTOR ALERT Clayton 1.27 acre ppty w/1944sf 3br 2.5ba home $1,299,000 778-574-2519 see uSELLaHOME.com id5613
CABIN 15 mins SE of Hope BC Surrounded by mountains rivers Tall cedars, trails, clean air. 3 BR, 1.5 ba, 6appls, sleeps 12+ $250K by owner, 604-795-3663 ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★ Exclusive & Private Lake Shore Cottage, for all info: www.cottageonlake.ca $329,000 ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★
BLOW OUT 1100SF 2br 2ba dbl wide, must be moved off Abbotsford site $6K 604-850-6498 see uSELLaHOME.com id5315
Ocean Front Lux Contemp. private home on 2.73 AcresQuadra Island. 250-884-0000 www.bcoceanfronthomes.com HATZIC LAKE 1 hr drive from Vanc, 2 vacant lots 1 is lakefront $70K is for both 604-302-3527 see uSELLaHOME.com id5588
OPEN HOUSE Sat/Sun May 12 & 13th, 10am - 2pm, 2396 East 39th Ave. 50x140 lot, 1,050 sqft bungalow, asking $1.2 mllion.
7610 Barrymore Dr N Delta $599,000 Fab 3000+ sq.ft. Family Home in Royal York. DAN SKALNIK 604-377-7008 Coldwell Banker
LANGLEY BUILD your dream home, secluded 5 ac view ppty, well inst $630,000 604-825-3966 see uSELLaHOME.com id4513
CHILLIWACK REDUCED must be moved 1130sf 2br 2bath mobile $7,500obo 604-795-7570 see uSELLaHOME.com id5612
PORT ALBERNI reno’d 2000 sf 5br 2 ba with 2 br basement suite 2 laundries $210K 604-542-1995 see uSELLaHOME.com id5537 HATZIC LAKE Swans Point, 1 hr from Vanc incl lot & 5th wheel ski, fish, $148,500 604-209-8650 see uSELLaHOME.com id5491
OWN THE land, 1092sf 2br rancher style mobile home, kids OK, $179,900 604-824-7803 see uSELLaHOME.com id5541
LOT & Trailer. This little gem is located 120 miles from Van, pool - C.H, hiking, fishing, history of Caretaker, maint $775/yr, reduced winter price $30,000. Lot 33 - 30860 Trans Canada Hwy Yale BC. Ph 1-604-792-6764
MERRITT HERITAGE style 3070 sf 4br 5ba on 9.9ac lot detached shop, view $949K 250-378-8857 see uSELLaHOME.com id5592
6050 18983-72A AVE Surrey, 1321 sq ft 2 brdm, 2 bath t/h in well managed complex, extensive upgrades, $314,000. Call 778-571-1544 See PropertyGuys.com ID: 76544
Lots & Acreage
GUILDFORD NEW 4889sf 9br 6½ ba, main fl br, 2 suites river +mtn vu SOLD! SOLD! SOLD! see uSELLaHOME.com id5610
MULTI FAMILY, 10 RENTAL HOMES in Mission with $91,000 net income, on 6.5 acres, $1,025,000. 604 838-8692
CLOVERDALE 3765SF 4br 3.5ba, on quiet CDS, suite potential in basement, $575K 604-619-0603. See: uSELLaHOME.com id5559
OCEANFRONT 4700SF 5br 3½ bath main fl br, 6286sf lot, suite potenl $1,949,000 604-469-1813 see uSELLaHOME.com id5606
Houses - Sale
FORT LANGLEY 2300sf 5br w/suite above 3 additional rental units $985K 604-882-6788 see uSELLaHOME.com id5533
SOUTH LANGLEY Immaculate 1042 Sq Ft 2 bdrm mobile home, 55 yrs+ park, RV parking, low pad rental $87,900. 604-514-5059 PropertyGuys.com ID 76059
Out Of Town Property
1.6 ACRE OCEAN VIEW PROPERTY, in Town, Sointula, Malcolm Island, N.Vanc Island. Assessed $132,000, Sell $129,500. 5 pm 604-628-4592 ARIZONA- EXCHANGE for property in Canada. As new 2 SXS duplex’s in Fountain Hills. Valued $188k per unit, or $360k for both. Call 604-926-2785
SPECTACULAR ISLAND VIEWS (10) San Juan Islands, Anacortes - Biz Pt. $830,000 USD 4,100 sq.ft. on .5 acres, 5 br with in-suite bath, oversized 4 car garage 38’ long x 16’ High RV garage. Custom home ICF exterior walls, geothermal heat system. MLS# 313575 Alan Weeks 3688 Birch Way, Anacortes, ZIP 98221-8440 (425)691-9515 email@example.com
Find the Key to your New Home • BUY • SELL • RENT
OCEAN FRONT boat access only 2 yr old 1600sf 3br 2.5ba 30min from W Van $799K 778-998-9141 see uSELLaHOME.com id5424 RV LOT at CULTUS LAKE HOLIDAY PARK with year round camping access; finished in paving stones, low fees. All ament Grt loc. Moving must sell $107,500. 1-604-795-9785
A38 • Wednesday, December 12, 2012 • Burnaby NOW
Apartments & Condos
COQ, 1 BR + den, 515 Whiting Way, $950 incl h/w & heat, gas f/p, 6 new appls, new reno, laminate, walk to Lougheed Town Center, ns np. 604-988-6603
1BR / 1B NEWLY RENO’D 750 sq.ft. 1 blk from sky train. Hardwood flrs, new appliances, d/washer, granite c-tops, lrg balcony, on-site laundry. *Utils incl.* No Pets. $1,265 mo. C: 604 762-2044
ROYAL CRESCENT ESTATES
22588 Royal Crescent Ave, Maple Ridge Large units. Close to Golden Ears Bridge. Great view of River
office: 604- 463-0857 cell: 604- 375-1768 COQ Austin & Blue Mnt. 1 BR $735. 2 BR $830. Immed. Bldg laundry. By trans. 778-865-6696
WHITGIFT GARDENS 550 Cottonwood Ave., Coq.
1 BDRM / 1 BATH UBC Available immediately. Walk to class, study in quiet setting. All appliances, fireplace, balcony, storage, UG pkg, carpeted, diswasher. Mature, responsible, quiet only. Quiet bldg, great for grad student, faculty, etc. 1 year lease. $1,550/mo (604) 230-0321 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
BBY • GOV’T & LOUGHEED. 2 BR Garden Apt, fireplace, W/D Hookup, Sec prkg & entry. Extra prkg. Onsite Manager. By skytrn. Lease. $950. Avail now. NS/NP. 604-585-8500 or 604-420-1982 BBY, Lougheed Mall. 2 BR $1050. Avail Now. Incl heat & hot water. u/g prkg avail, ns/np, newly reno’d, 604-779-3882 BBY METROTOWN, Large apts: 1 BRs avail now & Jan 1. $882 to $884. Includes heat/hot water, basic cable, coin W/D, 1 storage, 1 prkg, sec bldg. Onsite Res Manager. Call 604-677-7375 BBY N 1 BR apt, suit quiet mature n/s . Close to shops/transit. N/P. Refs. $850 inc utils w/d. Call before 8pm 604-294-9569
Bby N. Nice lrg 1 BR, balcy. $800 incl heat & h/w, prkg. By bus. Av Jan 1. NS/NP. 604-205-9409 BBY S. 1 BR $736, 6187 Kingsway, nr amens, cat ok, hw flrs, ug prkg, WiFi,Jan1 604-818-1129 COQ 1 BR apt, quiet complex, inc hot water, laundry facils, free parking, nr amen, N/P. $740. Dec 1. 604-939-9281.
COQ CENTRE newer 1 BR, 1 BR + den, 2 BR 2 bath, suites in rental building located in Windsor Gate Estates. Includes clubhouse, h/w, 5 appls, nr transit, cats ok, N/S. From $1060. Dec 1. Move-in bonus. Van 604-468-1698
★FREE RENT★ BBY SIMON FRASER APTS 7175 Pandora St, Clean quiet bldg., close to SFU, shops,transit, 1 Br $797, 2 Br $997, incl H/hw, h/w flrs, 1 yr lease, free rent on the 12th month, np, Lorne Dorset Rlty 604-299-0803
AMBER ROCHESTOR 545 Rochester Ave, Coq
Close to Lougheed Mall, S.F.U. & Transportation. office: 604- 936-3907
401 Westview St, Coq Large Units. Near Lougheed Mall. Transportation & S.F.U.
office: 604- 939-2136 cell: 604-727-5178
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 Balmoral Street
1 BEDROOM APT Available Now
Close to trans, Highgate Mall & shopping. Rent incls heat & h/w. Refs req’d. Reno’d stes. Ana 778-859-0798 or Bayside Property Office 604-432-7774
(incl. heat, h/w, parking) Indoor pool, near Lougheed Mall, SFU, public transit, schools
BONSOR APTS Renovated high rise, concrete building. Penthouse, 1 BR & 2 BR available. Very close to Metrotown, Skytrain & Bonsor swimming pool. Rent includes heat, hot water. Refs req’d.
Contact Alex 604-999-9978
NEW WEST nr RCH/Skytrain, 1 BR apt, $775 incls heat/underground parking, no pets, quiet complex, 604- 299-8288 email: email@example.com
Bayside Property Services Office: 604-432-7774
1030 - 5th Ave, New West Near Transportation & Douglas College. Well Managed Building.
Cell: 604 813-8789
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
1010 6th Ave, New West 1 BR & 2 BR Available. Beautiful atrium with fountain. By shops, college & transit. Pets negotiable. Ref required.
CALL 604 715-7764 BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES
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
1 BR $775, 2 BR $950 3 BR $1,150
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
1 or 2 Br. Apt., Large Balcony, Updated, Near Transit & Amens. Small Pet Available OK. NOW!
St Andrews Street Call 604.202.2420
WIT’S END HOUSING CO-OP
(1592 S.W. Marine Dr, Vanc.) Marpole Area. Now accepting applications for a 2 BR Handicapped Unit in a family oriented complex. • Close to bus and all amenities. • Rent $966 • Shares $1900 • Sorry no dogs allowed (unless registered working dogs). • Min 2 indoor cats allowed. To apply please email: firstname.lastname@example.org Or mail: Box 409 - 1592 SW Marine Dr, Vancouver V6P 6M1
Duplexes - Rent
BBY HIGHGATE, Fem to share 2 BR garden apt w/F. $475 incls ht/ ht wtr, cable net. Shr hydro. NS/ NP. Avail Jan1. 778-397-6362
1 BR bmsnt, Edmonds & 2nd St, Bby, N/s, N/p, Dec 15/Jan 1, $600. 604-527-0544, 780-2025
3BDRM/1BTH 2027 Turnberry Lane, Coquitlam. Beautiful suite in Westwood Plateau. In-suite laundry. N/S. Utilities incl. Available now. No Pets. $1,050 Monthly. Call: (604) 719-5122
1300 King Albert, Coq
Close to Transportation, Schools & S.F.U.
office: 604-937-7343 cell: 778-863-9980
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
Bayside Properties Services
SKYLINE TOWERS 102-120 Agnes St, N.West
Hi-Rise Apartment with River View & Indoor Pool. 1 BR & 2 BR Available. Rent includes heat & hot water. Remodelled Building and Common area. Gated undergrd parking available. References required.
CALL 604 525-2122 BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES
POCO, NEWLY Updated, 5 BR + den, 2 1/2 baths, N/s, N/p, avail now, $1750/mo. 604-889-8120
Houses - Rent
BBY METROTOWN/BCIT, Lrg Upper 3 BR, 2 bath, all appls, garage/carport. $1395. NS/NP. Nr skytrn/bus/schl. 604-438-0786
BBY N. VIEW upper 2 BR + Den, 2 baths, shared w/d & utils, $1350, Lower 2 BR $850, n/p, 121 North Warwick. 604 299-0403
BRAND NEW, Surrey, 5 BR 4.5 ba, $2700 or upper only 3 BR, 3 ba, theatre rm $1950. Nr schools, ns np immed 604-767-1599
STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN ● No Qualification - Low Down ● RICHMOND - 8031 Ryan Rd, 3Br Condo, Quiet, Spacious Top Flr, Cental, Convenient Area...$888/M Call 604-RTO-HOME/604-786-4663
ALARM 604-463-7919 Systems Ltd.
* RENOS * Bsmt refinish * Drywall * Bath Tiles * Windows * Doors * Stairs. Call Norm 604-437-1470 * RENOS * Bsmt refinish * Drywall * Bath Tiles * Windows * Doors * Stairs. Call Norm 604-437-1470
★ Stonework.paving stones ★ Cedar decks/fencing ★ Pergola’s ★ 30 yrs exp Call Danny 604-250-7824
ANMORE. Priv, exec 2 BR, g/lvl. On acreage. 1,000 sf. 6 appl, f/p, priv w/d, new hardwood flrs, heated garage, lrg patio. Alarm. Ns/Np. $1,350 incl util/internet. Avail Dec15/Jan1. 604-461-7178 AVAIL NOW, 1018 Quadling Ave, Coq., upper floor, newly reno’d 3 BR, 5 appls, f/p, 1350 sq ft, $1175/mo, no pets 604-454-4540
BBY 7447 19 AVE, 3 BR bsmt ste, full bath, $1150 incls utils, w/d, Avail Jan 1, n/s. Cat ok. 604-515-1663, 778-869-1663
J & Z UNIQUE CLEANING European Ladies, many yrs exp, home or office. 604-754-7011
Dall’Antonia Brothers Concrete Remove, Place & Finish. No Job too small. Call 604-240-3408
GREENWORX ★ Drainage Sewer & Water, video inspecions & jack hammer 604.782.4322
8080 COQ 3121 Pattulo. 2 BR bsmt, f/bath, own w/d, all appl. $950 incl utils. 2 min to Coq Centre. Great location! Now. N/P. 778-688-2594
Lawn & Garden
WILDWOOD LANDSCAPING Hedge Trimmimg & Tree Pruning & Hedge Removal Fall Clean Up Chaffer Control & Lawn Restoration. Comm/Strata/Res Aerating & Power Raking. Free Estimates. 604-893-5745
A & W Landscape • Clean-ups, Disposal, Pruning, GUTTERS Seniors Disc. Al @ 604-783-3142
Constructive Landscaping Stonework.paving stones, Cedar decks/fences, Pergola’s, 30 yrs exp. Call Danny 604-250-7824 www.constructivelandscaping.com
Moving & Storage
AFFORDABLE MOVING 1 to 3 Men
1, 3, 5, 7 or 10 Ton $ From
45 We accept Visa, Mastercard & Interac
COQ WW Plt. 2 BR bsmt, 4 appls, sep entry, next to bus st. $880 + 1/3 utls. NS/NP. 604-306-6136
LIC. ELECTRICIAN #37309 Commercial & residential renos & small jobs. 778-322-0934.
NEW WEST Queensboro. Large 2 BR bsmt, w/d, $900 incls utils, n/s, n/p, Avail Now. 778-709-9274
YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guar’d. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899
BURNABY COURT 2 BR family complex. Priv patio, free ug parking, laundry hookups. $1020.00/mo. 604-723-7012 PITT MEADOWS 3 BR T/H, quiet family complex, Rent geared to income, n/p, 604-465-4851
RIVERS INLET (Coquitlam Centre area)
2 BR & 3 BR Townhouse
2 levels, 5 appls, decorative fireplace, carport. Sorry no pets. Great Location! We also have apartments Bachelor, 1 BR & 2 BR call for availability.
# 1 DRAINAGE, STONE WORK & DEMOLITION
one mini, paving, landscaping, stump / rock / cement / oil tank & dirt removal, paver stones. Water / sewer line, 24 hours Call 341-4446 or 254-6865
West Coast Cedar Installations New or repaired outdoor cedar ★ specialists since 1991 ★ 604-270-2358 or 604-788-6458
Refinish, sanding, install, dustless Prof & Quality work 604-219-6944
INSTALLATION REFINISHING, Sanding. Free est, great prices. Satisfaction guar. 604-518-7508
Contact 604-939-0221 email@example.com
POCO, KINGSWAY Corp. Ctre, Quality corner office, 2nd flr, 1480 sq ft, avail now, $1,227.16/mo NNN. Call Todd 604-970-0144
10% Off with this Ad! For all your plumbing, heating & reno needs. Lic Gas Fitter, Aman. 778-895-2005
PLUMBER • Reno’s •Rough-ins •Fixtures •H/W Tanks •Gas •Service. ★ 778-227-1119 LICENSED PLUMBER & Gasfitter. BBQs, ranges, etc. Repairs, renos. VISA ok. 604-830-6617
Renovations & Home Improvement
Additions, renos & new const. Concrete forming & framing specialist. Patrick 604-218-3064
Licenced & Insured Local & Long Distance Seniors Discount
AFFORDABLE QUALITY ROOFING LTD. Trusted since 1986! A+ Rating - BBB Residential/Commercial 25 Years workmanship warranty Call for FREE ESTIMATE & WINTER PROMOTION
STORMRIDER ROOF REPAIRS • Concrete Tiles • Skylights • Rain Gutters
604-803-2808 AFFORDABLE QUALITY ROOFING All types. BBB, insured, references. www.affordablequalityroofing.com 604-984-6560
$35/HOUR PER PERSON • 24/7 Abe Moving & Delivery and Rubbish Removal. 604-999-6020 ABBA MOVERS bsmt clean 1-4 ton Lic, ins’d from $35/hr, 2 men $45/hr, 24/7, 26 yrs 604-506-7576
NORTH WEST ROOFING Re-Roofing & Repair. WCB & liability insur. Jag, 778-892-1530
AMI MOVING ★ 5 ton cube. Starting at $49/hour. Local & long distances. 24/7 ★ 604-617-8620
3 ROOM Paint Special! $299. Includes paints & labor. Great Scott Ptg. 778-805-5401
Roofing Experts 778-230-5717 Repairs/Re-Roof/New Roofs. All work Gtd. Free Est. BBB member
•Int & Ext Painting •Pressure Washing •Tiling . Brian ★ 604-936-8966
$35/HOUR PER PERSON • 24/7 Abe Moving & Delivery and Rubbish Removal. 604-999-6020
★ QUAYSIDE PAINTING ★ Insured • WCB • Texture Ceilings
STUDENT WORKS Disposal & Recycling. Trips start at $49. John 778-288-8009 www.studentworksdisposal.com
Artistry of Hardwood Floors
TOWNHOMES Professionally managed family townhome complex on 28 acres located in beautiful Port Moody. Spacious 2 BR & 3 BR units, 5 appls, inste W/D, walk out bsmt, 1 parking. Cat friendly.
Complete Bathroom Renovations Kitchens, Cer.Tiling, Attics, Bsmnt Stes. 604-521-1567
ALL YOUR electrical & reno needs. Lic’d electrician #37940. Insured, bonded & WCB. Free est Reasonable rates 604-842-5276
EUROPEAN QUALITY Housecleaning, reliable, exp , ref’s avail, also Move In or Out, 604 760-7702
KING ALBERT COURT
A to Z CERAMIC TILES Installation, Repairs, Free Est. 604 444-4715 cel 604 805-4319
A1 Steve’s Gutter Cleaning & Repair from $98. Gutters vacuumed/hand clean. 604-524-0667
HANDY ANDY Handyman services. Odd Jobs. (WHATEVER). 604-715-9011 HOME IMPROVEMENTS Carpentry, Drywall, Handyman, 30 yrs exp. David • 604-825-4072
(604) 773-5511 24/7 EMERGENCY Response Plumbing and Restoration Certified Plumbers, Gas Fitters, Water, Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration Technicians. Fast response, clean work, Superior service. Visa / MasterCard accepted. Call: (604) 773-5511
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Dangerous tree removal, pruning, topping, hedge trimming & stump grinding. Fully insured & WCB
Jerry 604-618-8585 Andrew 604-618-8585
A-1 TRI CRAFT TREE SERVICES (EST. 1986) Wildwood Tree Services, Exp Hedge Trimming and Removal & Tree Pruning. Free Est. 604-893-5745
Collectibles & Classics
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Bad, None, or NEW CREDIT?
1987 PONTIAC FIERO auto, collectors plates, 4 cyl, new brakes, garage kept 169km $3100 604-987-0926
1987 JAGUAR XJS Cabriolet, 1 owner, lady driven, V12, ps, pb, pw, rebuilt ac, new tires, $8900 obo, Don 604-826-7012
Scrap Car Removal
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1989 PORSCHE 944 Turbo, white on burgundy, all rcrds, new exhaust, 5 spd, a/c, Ltd slip, great cond! $15,900 Call 604-943-0945
1993 Mazda MX-6 LS Mint condition. Automatic 171,000 kms. V6, Auto, AirCrd, Lady owned. $3,900 firm. Call: (778) 689-6094 1995 JAGUAR XJR-S, 4 door, luxury sedan. Safe, solid, sensuous, reliable. 21-24mpg, $12,000 Firm. Dr. Nomm 604-924-5442
1993 PLYMOUTH Sundance 126 K, 4 dr, w/hatch, 2.2L, $2000 obo. Great 1st car 604-809-6353
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1997 Lincoln Town Car Signature 268K. $5,000 Call: (604) 316-2527 Great Car
2000 INTREPID, auto, excl cond, summer/winter tires, new brakes/ battery $2200 obo. 604-942-6832 1971 CHEVY Suburban, 3 dr 350 automatic, body work all done, needs paint and interior, air cared. $4500 obo. 604-769-4799.
1999 BENTLEY Arnage Stunning sapphire on cream interior. Quick 4.4L twin turbo. Non smoker, No accidents. Mint. Looks new! $44,900. Call 604-889-2525
2004 Jaguar X-Type Automatic 93,500 kms Excellent condition. $10,500 Call: (604) 786-0941 email: firstname.lastname@example.org 2007 BMW 525I, black, loaded, leather, sunroof, very clean, 130K, $24,900. 604-999-4097
2009 Audi Q7 3.6 Automatic 80,000 kms, silver ext, black leather int, sunroof, tow hitch, nav, bluetooth. $40,000. Call: (604) 913-9221
1976 MGB Roadster. British racing green colour. 4 speed. New top and carpet. Engine work done. $6,995. 604-591-8566
2007 Saturn Aura XE 88,000 km, auto, V6, exc. cond. reliable. $8,445. 604-617-7320.
#1 FREE Scrap Vehicle Removal Ask about $500 Credit!!! $$ PAID for Some 604.683.2200
2008 Pontiac G5 28,244 kms, Automatic SE 4Dr Blue Sedan, 2.2 litre DOHC engine, cruise control, AC, remote side mirrors, power door locks, keyless entry, theft system, CD MP3 Player $9,900 Call: (604) 873-9579 email: email@example.com
Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes
1986 HARLEY Davidson SLHTC, loaded with options, 34K km original, show bike, collectors plate, $13,000, 604-946-4553
1998 HONDA Goldwing SE + Champion Daytona 2+2 conv. sidecar, loaded, 36K, new cond, classic, $14,900. 604 945-0376 2011 Dodge Charger SE 1,700 kms. Very cool,mint,smells new! $24,600obo. Gord 778-300-2538
www.BurrellAuto.com 3094 Westwood St, Port Coq 604 945-4999. 2925 Murray St, Port Moody 604 461-7995.
TODAY'S PUZZLE ANSWERS
2006 Ford F150 XL, 4X4, 5.4L, extended cab, seats 6, long box, canopy, A/C, 107K. $12,950. must sell! (604) 773-4235. 2006 JEEP Commander, drk blue ltd edt, 90000km fully loaded, 18in alloy rims + more, mint cond $18500 778-839-9762 778-859-9937 2008 FORD Pickup Lariat, 49,000km, loaded + +, $37,500 Must Sell! 604-313-2763
Sports & Imports
Sports & Imports
2004 MAZDA 626, black, leather, auto, ht seats, gd cond, 110k km, aircared. $8000. 604-440-4322
1991 Volvo 740 Turbo air cared, 180K, auto, leather seats, sun roof, some new spare parts $1,400obo msg.604- 987-6573
1988 S10 Pickup, small cab & box, new 4 cyl & clutch, 128k, z28 rims, $2450. 604-522-8358
1997 LANDROVER Defender(s) 90, 5 spd diesel, mint, 160,000km, from desert $23,900 1-780-945-7945 604-926-7087 firstname.lastname@example.org
1999 SUZUKI Grand Vitara, fully loaded, 4 door, all wheel drive, white, $6500. Call 604-518-3166
2005 KAWASAKI EX500R Ninja, 16K, stored 2 yrs, 1 lady owner, $3000 obo, 778-788-8136
2008 HARLEY D, Nighttrain, 110 cu.in 11K, cost $31K, ask $20K, 604-847-9353 (Chill) after 5pm
2008 HARLEY D, Sportster, 1200low, 4400km, cost $14K, ask $10K, 604-847-9353 Chill aft 5pm
2002 Ford Escape Black w/ Grey Auto, V6, 2 WD, A/C,new trans. 202,000kms Clean Good Cond. $5200. (778) 772-5513
2003 FORD F250 4x4 XL $8500 obo, 187,000 km, auto, 604-323-3662 or 604-315-9384
2003 Nissan Xterra, 162,000 kms, 5 Sp. A/C Power Grp, New Trans/Clutch, New Exhaust, New Brakes, 17" Wheels, Tow Pkge. $7,900 Call: (604) 218-5460
2004 GMC Yukon XL, auto, 244Kms, 2WD, p/s, p/w, cruise. $6950. Jim 604-377-5751
2005 Acura MDX 122,700 kms Excellent Condition, many nice luxury features. 3rd row seating makes this a very reliable and safe family vehicle $16,000 email: email@example.com
2000 MAZDA MPV LX, gold, 4 cyl, 195000km, auto, airbags, pw, ps, Scratches on exterior, $2,100 604-986-7533 2003 CHEVY Venture, 7pass, red, good cond, 128K, incls snow tires, $3500 obo, 604-946-4725
2006 ACURA 3.2 TL custom fully loaded, 300 HP 6 spd. 125,000 km on body, only 44,000 km on engine $15,500. 604-241-0357 2006 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT. 46,000 km. Grey. 4 drs, auto, p/w, p/l, leather heated seats, sunroof, mag wheels. Good condition! $16,000 obo. 604-240-9912
2003 KIA Sedona EX 2tone silver /grey, 3.5ltr,auto, pw/ps, am/fm, cd, 5dr, 7pass, cloth seats, roof rack, 171K, $3900 604-820-0486 2008 DODGE GRAND Caravan, 54K, like new, Michelan tires, $13,900. 604-922-7367
1991 MERCEDES BENZ 300C. Auto, new tires. 111,000 km. Exc condition. $6,500. 604-786-6495
Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks
1979 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe Auto,153,000 kms,asking $8,900 604-492-2220
1989 JAGUAR XJS coupe, V12 159 K, pristine cond $7,500 obo. Priv sale, call Bob 604-986-8516
2007 BMW 525i 88,400km Premium Pkg, loaded $21,900 obo. 604-532-9292 2007 KIA Rio 5, 5 dr, blk, 5sp, 1 owner, 72K, exc cond, incls winter tires, $7500 obo, 604-603-2548
1980 SAN JUAN, 7.7, 5 good Sails, good motor furling, good condition, $5800, 604-568-2050
2007 TOYOTA Camry LE, 4 dr, special leather, auto, 89K, f/load, $14,800 obo, 604-808-9518 1992 SUBARU Loyal S/W, 4 cyl, auto, aircared, pwr grp, exc cond, all rec. $1950 obo. 604-433-3039
2007 FORD Focus SE, 4 dr, AC, auto, pwr grp, 68k kms, $4900 604-439-9840 or 604-612-5122
1986 PONTIAC FIREBIRD, red, v6, 2 dr, 50k, a/c, auto, exc int, 1 owner, $6500. 604-533-3191
Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks
AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash paid for full sized vehicles. 604-518-3673
1997 CADILLAC Deville, 4 door, 166K, blue, loaded, 1owner, exc cond, $5500 obo, 604-946-7039
1981 LINCOLN Town car, signature series, stock, collector plates, $3500 obo 604-792-6367
CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES
JORDANI’S FREE SCRAP CAR REMOVAL. Top $$ for complete cars. 7 days/wk, 604-720-0067
1967 DODGE Cornet 500, beautifully restored, $25,500 obo, 604-946-2932, 604-916-9249
1990 EAGLE Talon 1 owner, 4 cyl aircared, 129k kms, perma shine, serv/recds. $2500. 604-433-4859
CASH FOR ALL COMPLETE CARS OPEN 24 HRS. INCLUDING HOLIDAYS
1991 Pontiac Grand Prix 4 DR Fully loaded,kept inside,in family from new $2995.604-899-6119
1969 MERCEDES Benz 280S, collector plates, excellent condition, $6500. 604-723-3654
Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes
SCRAP CAR REMOVAL
Collectibles & Classics
1963 FORD FALCON Futura, auto, 6cyl, 2 door hardtop, low mlg, new paint and brakes, $7500 604-874-4397
2010 TRIUMPH American Motorcycle, 900 cc, never driven, $8500 obo. 604-533-4962 morn/ eve
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1994 PONTIAC Trans Am GT red with grey int., well maint., lady driven $4800. Serious inquires only. Ph 604-997-2583
1997 JAGUAR XK8 cpe, black, blk lther int, 84,000 ks, full load, all records, DB7 rims, sport pckg $9900 firm. 778-889-6557 1997 TOYOTA Camry LE. 4 drs, 4 cyl, auto, a/c. Well maintained. Aircared. $3700. 604-936-1270
2001 Toyota Celica GT Auto 138,000 kms -many extras $8,950. Call: (604) 690-6235
2001 TOYOTA Corolla, 86,400 km, Auto, A/C, New Tires, Battery. $5,750. 604-594-2992
1989 19’ Bayliner Capri Blue, 2.3 litre IB Fresh water cooled Exc cond. Well maint. Lots of extras, c/w trailer . $4,695. 604-837-7564
2007 Volkswagen Rabbit 129,000km Single owner. Fully loaded, sunroof, heated seats, 5speed $10,500 604-329-6735
2008 Nissan Altima 3.5 SE 117,000 km auto, V6, powerful, reliable. $11,995. 604-617-7320.
2009 Volkswagen GTI Golf. DSG/18" rims/leather/power S/R. New tires. 65,000 kms. Factory warranty. $21,600. (604) 731-9739
2010 BMW 328XI, AWD, loaded, metallic black sapphire with black interior colour, never smoked in, no accidents, auto steptronic $29,900. 604-821-0440, 778-242-5503 Serviced at Brian Jessel BMW
2003 MAZDA Prote´ge´ 5, 5 spd, 140K km, new water pump, timing belt & front wheel bearings, sunroof, pwr windows, locks, cruise, aircared, nice cond. $7,000. 778-227-2010 ★MUST SELL★ REDUCED TO $15,800 OBO 2009 VW BEETLE light blue ext. black int. 38,500kms, automatic, fully loaded, sunroof mfgr. warranty. call 604-836-1014 2004 HYUNDAI Elantra 79 K km, 5 spd, 2.0L, 4 cyl, new clutch, a/c, loaded, $5999. 604-980-0051
TOYOTA HIACE CAMPERVAN 90 2.8l deisel,auto, camp in comfort $15,400. 604-275-3443
1998 NOMAD 5th Wheel 25 ft. 1 slide; Standup/walk around Bdrm $12,000 604-796-2866 2004 PLEASUREWAY Plateau M/H, Mercedes Benz diesel, Mi. 61,588K, Immac cond & loaded. $54,900. Ph 1-604-220-5005
2005 FOUR WINDS Class C 30’ sleeps 7, like new cond, 132,000 km, $24,888 778-748-6874 firstname.lastname@example.org
2006 ALFA Luxury Mtr Home 330 CAT Diesel Pusher, 6 new tires, 35,500mi. Equiped with everything, too much to list! Exc cond. $117,000. 604-767-3894
Vans 2008 NASH 25’ 5th whl, q bed, rear kitchen, 1 slide $19,000. Ph 604-792-2201 Chilliwack
2004 JAGUAR X-type 102,000km, Auto, 2.5, V6, no accident $10,500. 778-862-6891
1997 FORD Aerostar, 1 senior owner, local service, doctor says must sell $1975, 604-943-1922
2005 PONTIAC Sunfire 2 dr coupe stnd, 119,000k’s, $4800 obo. Ph 604-798-0767 lve mess
2002 WINDSTAR (Ford) 145 kms, good cond., $2975. 604-392-3909 after 4pm or all day wkends
2009 BIGFOOT 30MH28TE Top of line, immaculate, loaded, low kms, $88,650. 604-230-7546
A40 • Wednesday, December 12, 2012 • Burnaby NOW
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FROSTED FERNS Soft textured foliage appears as if it has been kissed by frost! A perfect little gift! 10cm pot (reg $6.99)
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Fresh Cut BC Grown Trees Available!
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WOODLAND HOLIDAY PAPERWHITES Fragrant holiday favourite adorned with fresh evergreens & red twigs for that perfect festive touch! 15cm pot (reg $16.99)
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Choose from our entire selection of fabulous tree toppers, ornaments, holiday accents & more!*
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HOLIDAY PLANTERS Holiday baskets & planters available in a variety of themes, planted with a poinsettia & overﬂowing with tropical foliage. 18cm planter (reg $19.99)
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