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The Liberals are raising questions about the professional credentials of Jane Shin, the NDP candidate for Burnaby-Lougheed. The B.C. Liberal Party has been keeping a close eye on Shin, monitoring how her online biographies have been changing and inquiring about her background as a physician. “Over the past several days, a number of biographies of NDP candidate Jane Shin have been significantly altered, calling into question whether or not she has been truthful about her education and work experience,” reads a post on the B.C. Liberal Party website. The Liberals started monitoring Shin’s online information and biographies after the party received an
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Nearly 100 Burnaby residents came out on a rainy Sunday evening to hear Burnaby North candidates speak about the proposed Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion project, among other things. Kinder Morgan wants to twin the Trans Mountain line, which runs oil – as well as diluted bitumen – from Alberta to the West Coast and a terminal in Burnaby.
The all-candidates meeting was put on by the Capitol Hill Community Hall Association, the Civic Association of Iranian Canadians and BROKE – Burnaby Residents Opposing Kinder Morgan Expansion. The format included four written questions from the audience and six oral questions. The first question was on whether candidates were aware of the potential health effects of a diluted bitumen spill. Conservative Party of B.C. candidate Wayne Marklund said he didn’t know
what the health effects might be but added his party is in favour of the proposed Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion project. “I’m an open-minded person,” he said. “I know my party believes in pipelines and believes in good paying jobs for British Columbians.” But Marklund added he personally believes the environment should come first and all safety standards need to be looked into. Green Party of B.C. candidate Carrie
McLaren said she also wasn’t aware of the effects, but did a quick Wikipedia check at the meeting. “I already figured out it’s oil and it’s also diluted with other chemicals, so it’s obviously partially carcinogenic, and there are other effects we don’t know of fully because it hasn’t been fully researched,” she said. “Obviously, our stance is we don’t want the expansion of any more of the pipelines Pipeline Page 8
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ELECTION 2013: FOCUS ON THE BURNABY-LOUGHEED RIDING, BY JENNIFER MOREAU, REPORTER
The personal and political: Candidates revealed
Jane Shin, NDP
Ken Kramer, Liberal
Christine Clarke, Conservative
Darwin Burns, Green
Question: How long have you lived in Burnaby? Answer: I’ve been a proud Burnaby resident for two years now. … I also have a small business, a specialized fish and tackle store, that I help oversee. I also work in the community at BCIT, where I formerly served as the head of the department for health-care management program. Q: What makes you uniquely qualified to represent this riding? A: Burnaby-Lougheed is a very diverse community. As an educator, as an immigrant, as a young professional, and of course, as a entrepreneur, I do believe that I have a broad set of experiences that can resonate with the constituents that are in Burnaby-Lougheed and hopefully that will make me be an effective listener and advocate for the community in the legislature. Q: What would be your personal priority if elected as an MLA? A: If I have to choose four top concerns that I hear at the doorstep, as well as those that are personal to me, (they) would be keeping our education accessible for everyone, and of course I would like to see improvements in health care. We do have a great system, but the system is struggling, so we want to make sure we revitalize it. I also want to act on our commitment to the environment and continue to support the small businesses that are the backbone of our economy, and foster creative entrepreneurship. Q: What accomplishments in your life are you most proud of? A: If I have to choose one, it’ll be my family, definitely. The fact that we had the courage to uproot ourselves from our home country, which is South Korea, and make a new life here in B.C. It’s beautiful province. And we had to overcome the language barrier, the
Question: Can you tell me a little bit about yourself? Answer: I’m a lawyer and have owned and operated a small, boutique law practice in downtown Vancouver focusing predominantly on estates and trust law. … I’m very active in the community with a number of initiatives, predominantly in the disability community, but also with other communities and charities. Q: How long have you lived in Burnaby? A: I am coming up to my eighth year in Burnaby. Q: Why do you think you are uniquely qualified to represent this riding? I think I can take that success I’ve accomplished, not only in my practice, but in my career, in my community and the initiatives I’ve undertaken over the years, and apply that skill set to getting results, and really that’s why I’m here today to try to really make a difference. Q: What would be your personal priority if elected as an MLA? A: What I want is fine, but it’s what everybody in this community wants. And clearly we want jobs, we want a good economy, we want good health care, and there are many aspects to that. What’s important to the residents of Burnaby-Lougheed is what’s important to me. Q: What accomplishment in your life are you most proud of? A: Over the last few years, trying to raise the dollar amount (for home support) that would be available to individuals with disabilities, and I undertook a collaboration with government, stakeholders, and community to work out a solution, and that solution was effectively a $19-million increase over three years, so that’s a nice highlight; and for me the benefit for all this is there are people out there in the province right now who are able to live better lives. Q: Who is your role model?
Question: Can you tell me a little bit about yourself? Answer: I live in Port Moody as many people know, but I’ve been in British Columbia all my life. I’m a mother of three, I have a varied career, I’ve been an entrepreneur, I’ve worked for small business, I’ve worked for large corporations. Q: You mentioned you’re a Port Moody resident. What made you decide to run in Burnaby? A: Burnaby needed some strong B.C. Conservative candidates to come forward and represent them, and I think every British Columbian needs a representative in Victoria. Q: Why makes you uniquely qualified to represent this riding? A: I don’t know that anybody’s uniquely qualified to represent the riding, I believe that my varied business experience gives me a good perspective on what’s important to our employers in the province. ... I think I understand some of the issues that are in Burnaby. The homeless issue is a huge one. This is not a place people would expect to have a homeless problem, but we do, and it needs serious attention from the provincial government. Q: What would be your personal priority if elected as an MLA? A: I believe the economy is vital. People want to restore our social services. Well, you can’t restore your social services unless you have tax dollars, and you don’t have tax dollars unless people are working, so the economy has to be the first priority. But after that, our single biggest budget item is health care. It’s crucial that we get a new model for health care. Q: What accomplishment in your life are you most proud of? A: I actually just got a letter this morning from the Canadian Dermatology Association
Question: Can you tell me a little bit about yourself? Answer: I’m originally from Northern Ontario, … upon my teens, I ended up moving down to Ottawa, where I got to witness political action firsthand. Following university, at Ottawa U, I ended up going to China. My studies were political science with an Asian influence, so I wanted to study first hand; I wanted to witness what life was like in Asia. Q: How long have you lived in Burnaby? A: Just two years, I’ve been here two years, almost to the day. Q: Why do you think you are uniquely qualified to represent this riding? A: Particularly because I live here. I’m right on the mountain, and I work in the same riding as well. I do most of my personal day-to-day business within the local riding. I’m very familiar with local businesses, with my neighbours, and I have a good connection to a lot of the different ethnic groups, a lot of the different backgrounds of people who live in the area. Q: What would be your personal priority if elected as an MLA? A: To re-establish confidence in the political system with the voters, with the constituents. Right now, I feel people have been left disenfranchised; they’ve come under the impression that we don’t represent them anymore. … The Green party doesn’t have a whip system. We’re here to represent the voters, and I want them to hold us accountable. … The constituent comes first – that is democracy. Q: What accomplishment in your life are you most proud of? A: Simply the ability to retain optimism and happiness, given the life I’ve been served. … I did go through a lot of hardships. I lost my mother. My father suffered a massive head injury,
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ELECTION 2013: FOCUS ON THE BURNABY-LOUGHEED RIDING, BY JENNIFER MOREAU, REPORTER
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each day, back and forth in northern Ontario, … just to be a good father, just to provide for the family. In my youth, I was fully aware of the difficulties he had with this job, but it made him a very stubborn and wonderful man, and I aim to be just as stubbornly wonderful.
for which my sister and I had to care for him since my teens. Q: Who is your role model? A: My father. He was a labourer, he was a miner for most of his life. He did it out of duty, not out of passion, and he had no qualms about travelling an hour
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A: The one that probably stands out for me is my dad, who unfortunately passed away three years ago. We were very, very close but he also inspired me to undertake any sort of challenges, and not be deterred in any way, and he sacrificed a lot for me.
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she can provide for her family. But also at the same time, one thing I can appreciate more so, now that I am older, is that she also stood up for her rights in the workplace, and she made sure her voice was heard.
culture shock, financial difficulties. Q: Who is your role model? A: My mom, 100 per cent, without a doubt, my mom. As long as I can remember, she’s been hard worker. She works relentlessly and tirelessly so that
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the boundaries and name changed in ake no mistake, the Liberals and New Democrats have 2009.) Bloy won the 2009 election with their eyes on this city, and 9,207 votes, while the NDP runner-up the Burnaby-Lougheed race will be a secured 8,511 votes – a difference of hotly contested seat. just 696 votes. (In the previous 2005 Burnaby-Lougheed, in the northelection, Bloy won on an even thineast quadrant of the city, ner margin – fewer than 400 stretches from Sperling Avenue For more votes.) Premier Christy Clark info on to North Road, and from has already pointed to the close the riding, races and told her supportthe Burrard Inlet to south of Highway 1. The riding includes scan with ers “the only way we will win Simon Fraser University, government is if we win the Burnaby Lake, Burnaby Burnaby ridings.” Mountain and Kinder Morgan’s After a series of controverpipeline and marine terminal, sies, Clark announced that where tankers fill up with crude. Bloy would not run in the 2013 It’s also the riding where the election. Both the NDP and the 2007 pipeline rupture happened, and Liberals are now running fresh faces many residents are not thrilled with in this riding, which is one of only Kinder Morgan’s plan to expand the two Burnaby seats recently held by existing pipeline. Liberals. New Democrats hold all of According to the B.C. Stats riding the city’s federal and municipal seats, profile (based on 2006 census data), including the school board and city Burnaby-Lougheed has a populacouncil. If it’s true that people tend tion of 48,640, and roughly half of to vote for parties, rather than indithose people are visible minorities, vidual candidates, then the real test mainly Chinese. The average income between Liberal Ken Kramer and New of Burnaby-Lougheed residents is Democrat Jane Shin is who can get $78,904, slightly below the provincial more of their supporters to the polls average, and the top occupations are while staying out of trouble for the clerical, sales and service, professionnext two weeks. With the NDP polling als in the sciences and educators. ahead of the Liberals, possibly poised Liberal MLA Harry Bloy has held to take over B.C., it’s entirely plausible the riding, since he was elected durBurnaby-Lougheed will swing to the ing the Liberal landslide of 2001. (The left in what’s already a predominantly riding was called Burquitlam, but NDP-run town.
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anonymous suggestion to look into her background. According to an information package the Liberals put together, Shin’s biography has been changing recently. On April 18, her online NDP bio stated that she received her medical doctorate in 2007, but it doesn’t state where the degree came from, only that she trained at a U.S. hospital, the University of Edinburgh and Dalhousie University in Halifax. Her BCIT bio also appears to have changed, originally stating that she had diverse skills from her “work as a physician,” which was later changed to “her medical training.” The Liberals are also raising questions about which credential or title she’s using: MD or Dr.? When Shin’s candidacy was announced in October 2012, the NDP press release stated she was a “physician by training” and an instructor at Vancouver Community College. Shin has told the NOW that she did not practice as a physician, but she worked at BCIT and was the former department head for the health care management program. In a profile that ran in the IndoCanadian Voice, another example the Liberals cited, Shin describes herself as a “trained medical doctor.” The NOW emailed and phoned Shin for comment but received a call from an NDP communications staffer instead, who wished to speak only on background and forwarded an email to the NOW. According to the NDP, Shin received her doctor of medicine at Spartan Health
Sciences University (in St. Lucia, in the Caribbean), an institution recognized by the Medical Council of Canada. Shin never completed her residency, but she did her clinical rotations at a variety of hospitals in the United Kingdom and in Chicago. She moved to Vancouver and worked as an instructor at Vancouver Community College and BCIT. According to the unnamed spokesperson, once media calls started coming in asking about Shin’s bio, the party looked into her online information and made some minor edits to make sure everything was consistent. Shin’s campaign manager, Sage Aaron, sent an emailed statement to the NOW on Shin’s behalf. “I try not to pay attention to these attacks, but obviously it doesn’t feel good to have your background unfairly questioned,” the statement reads. “I worked very hard to earn my doctor of medicine degree, and I’m proud of my medical education and my decision to follow my passion for teaching.” When asked to comment, Liberal candidate Ken Kramer, Shin’s competition in the Burnaby-Lougheed riding, said he’s more interested in reaching out to voters than raising questions about other candidates. “I’m trying to stay away from what others are doing,” Kramer said. “My number 1 responsibility is to make sure I’m out there and meeting people right now and telling them about the positives I’ve accomplished in my career and how I’m going to take that positive and translate that in Victoria.”
Burnaby NOW • Wednesday, May 1, 2013 • A05
Candidates discuss homelessness Jennifer Moreau staff reporter
The Burnaby Task Force on Homelessness has surveyed Burnaby’s provincial candidates to see what they would do to help local people living on the streets. The task force posed five questions to Burnaby candidates of all four parties, asking what they would do to address homelessness and ensure short-term/transitional housing, affordable housing, and supported housing in Burnaby specifically. “Housing and services very much needs to be part of an election issue, and we’re hoping having the questionnaires and responses will help,” said task force spokesperson Wanda Mulholland. “That’s our goal.” Homelessness has always been a hotly debated issue in Burnaby. The city has no permanent, yearround, homeless shelter, in part due to Mayor Derek Corrigan’s insistence that housing is not a municipal responsibility. Burnaby, being a largely NDP-run town, has butt heads with the Liberal government over housing, each accusing the other of being uncooperative. Mulholland was reticent to offer any commentary on which party gave the best responses to meet the needs of Burnaby’s homeless population. “The fact that all parties responded to the questionnaire in a timely manner shows they are all taking this issue very seriously,” she said. “The task force is non-partisan and is willing to work with any and all
of them.” In the survey responses, the Greens said they want government to buy housing and help non-profits buy housing, and that they will bring in a provincial housing plan, while advocating for a national one as well. The Liberals mostly pointed to what they have done in the past, stating that they’ve been working hard to end homelessness, while citing figures that show Vancouver’s homeless population has declined from 811 to 154, while the number of people in shelters has increased. But the Liberals also seem to be shifting the focus to Burnaby with their collective response. “We need cooperation and commitment from the City of Burnaby. We would encourage Burnaby voters and members of the Burnaby Task Force on Homelessness to call the City of Burnaby to work with the provincial government to ensure that short-term housing is available for those who need it most,” their reply states. “We encourage the task force and Burnaby voters to call on the city to partner with the province and provide city-owned land for supportive housing projects, as the eight other municipalities have done.” If elected, the Liberals would continue funding homeless outreach programs across B.C. The Liberals also stated that since 2001, they have added 21,000 new units of affordable housing across B.C., and more than 18,000 are complete, while the remaining are “in development or under construction.”
They plan to build 2,200 new units of supportive housing in B.C. The collective response from Burnaby’s NDP candidates stated the party would also build “up to” 1,500 units of affordable, non-profit, cooperative and rental housing for low- and moderate-income families, seniors and individuals each year. (That’s 700 fewer units than what the Liberals are promising, but the NDP would build up to 1,500 every year. Neither stated how many of those units would be in Burnaby, if any.) The NDP stated they would work with the City of Burnaby on a “variety of housing solutions, as well as transitional housing to address the needs of the homeless.” As for the task force’s question on the growing number of citizens dealing with homelessness, the NDP reiterated the 1,500 units they are promising. B.C. Conservative candidate Wayne Marklund replied to the survey, stating that “everyone should be treated with respect and dignity.” “There are a few short-term shelters in Burnaby. We must work with B.C. Housing and the City of Burnaby to ensure that a permanent shelter is available for everyone that is in need,” he said. “It is quite obvious we need to get B.C. Housing, the City of Burnaby and the provincial government to sit down and develop a program that would begin to meet the growing needs of the homeless community in Burnaby.” To read the full responses to the task force’s survey, go to www. burnabyhomelesstaskforce.org.
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Mistakes? Sure. But how do they handle them?
folks will say that the media should Adrian Dix doesn’t pay for his spend more time on issues, and less time SkyTrain fare, Christy Clark ran a red on the frailties of human beings who light, Jane Shin may have changed her end up in the political spotlight. After resume, Wayne Marklund was once all, many of these folks have unwitcharged with impaired driving and had tingly walked into a battle that they have the charges dropped, but he did plead little experience waging. They guilty to driving without due didn’t think, several years care and attention – is any Burnaby NOW ago, that their personal lives, of this information relevant their tweets, their letters to the to making an informed decieditor, their driving tickets, their ugly sion at the ballot box? Or do all of these details of human failure, or misjudgment, divorces, dropped criminal charges, etc., would resurface when they decided to do or imperfection merely muddy the water their civic duty and venture into politics. in an already muddy campaign? Some
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n a reversal of the 2009 the caucus, were running the campaign, the NDP appears show and not them. That’s not much better organized the case with Dix. His one-man than the B.C. Liberals this time band dictation of the party’s around. position on a lightening rod I have run into a dozen or so issue shows who’s in control. former B.C. Liberal government ◆ staffers and veterans B.C. Liberal leader of previous election Christy Clark has an campaigns who are extraordinary ability Keith Baldrey sitting this one out. to take a bad issue and The result, potentially, may be a making it worse. weaker effort when it comes to She did that with the notorithe party identifying supporters ous “ethnic memo” scandal, where she offered a personal and getting them to a polling apology only after days of constation on election day. troversy (and a simmering interThis can prove crucial (or nal revolt over her leadership). fatal) in any tight riding races. And she did it again when it ◆ was revealed she ran a red light When it comes to providwith a Vancouver Sun reporter ing coherent, understandable answers to some straightforward and her young son in the car. At first, she simply brushed it off questions, NDP leader Adrian when asked about by a reporDix can display a knack for ters. The next day, after current doing precisely the opposite. and past members of her caucus His convoluted, hazy explanation of how and why he publicly expressed serious concern over what she had done, she admitrevealed his position on the proted her actions were wrong. posed Kinder Morgan project is The fact her admission came a classic example of just that. the same day that five people He may eventually provide were killed when someone ran a a clearer response, but as of this red light in Surrey only put her riding that wasn’t the case. actions in a harsher light. ◆ ◆ Another way of looking at I am getting a strong impresDix’s Kinder Morgan position is sion that some B.C. Liberal that it demonstrates very clearly candidates (and former MLAs) that he is in charge of his party, are fervently hoping their party which certainly wasn’t always loses this election to facilitate the the case under previous leaders. dumping of Clark as leader. Mike Harcourt and Carole James frequently left the impresLiberals Page 7 sion that party activists, if not
Well, we’re sorry to say, but some of this stuff does matter. And, perhaps, more importantly how candidates respond to it resurfacing during political campaigns, matters greatly. Candidates who try to dodge questions on former potentially questionable behaviour, in our opinion, don’t have what it takes to weather future political storms. Voters deserve human beings-cum-politicians who admit their mistakes, learn from their mistakes – and don’t try to rewrite history. There is no shortage of examples in B.C. politics
where elected officials have screwed up, and voters have forgiven them if they fess up and promise not to do it again (Gordon Campbell’s drunk driving comes to mind). But potential political leaders who seem unaware, or in denial, of their own dishonesty or flaws are doomed to repeat them – often at the expense of good government. We’re not expecting only paragons of virtue to represent us – but we rightly hope for an honest conversation with a lot less hide-and-seek.
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Re: Debt and tuition fees fuel ‘Rock the Boat,’ Burnaby NOW, April 26. The “Rock the Vote” article by Niki Hope caught my attention. Though of concern to one group, it is a bit too one-sided. I envy no one, 24 years young, having to live with a student loan of $27,000. It is even more tragic that many students discover too late that their skills of choice do not lead to employment. On the other hand, Jill Griffin is 24 years old and still believes politicians should take care of her problems? As a matter of fact, she feels entitled to have
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me – the taxpayer – finance her future. We have already borrowed money from my grandchildren to pay 77 cents on the dollar to finance the real cost of her education. Are we to borrow more from her grandchildren? What happened to common sense? Personally, I am actually OK with paying a larger percentage of the cost of education for those in the top 10 or 20 per cent of students, provided they fill locally available jobs. I would also like to see the 213,000 jobs we gave last year to temporary foreign workers go to homegrown talent. I also gather Ms. Griffin wants her fellow students to vote for the political party who makes the wildest promises to her generation. Instant
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gratification. Right now! Her choice of party can be no other but the one that also promises another group of voters to freeze all development of our natural resources, the very source of most of B.C.’s taxes. These “others” are (mistakenly) convinced the planet is slipping off the back of the turtle and only instant, very expensive interference will save us all. Fortunately, the sun will still rise on May 15 and our folly-in-the-making will not destroy the planet, or even Canada. However, we won’t recognize my beloved province by the time this is all over. Sorry, Ms. Griffin, you may think your problems are big and need fixing (by others); you ain’t seen nothin’ yet! Ziggy Eckardt, Burnaby
City council does it again Dear Editor:
Another municipal budget has come to order, and once again the city has balanced the budget in the face of increasing costs being downloaded from the provincial and federal governments. In spite of this lack of support, Burnaby council – all members of the Burnaby Citizens Association – has made sure critical services are funded while investing in the future of the city. More importantly, Burnaby had money allocated for important capital investments, the same investments that made Maclean’s magazine rank Burnaby as the best-run city in Canada in 2009. These investments don’t just make the city run more efficiently, they provide the leisure
activities that make Burnaby such an attractive place to live. This is the municipal government we deserve; a government that is fiscally prudent and still has the willingness to put forward money to invest in our social needs and the future. Trevor Ritchie, Burnaby
Clarifying research intent
Re: Lives of middle school students, Burnaby NOW, April 26. I am the co-chair of the Burnaby School Age Initiative, a consortium of community organizations and service providers that work with, and support children in the middle years in Burnaby. As per the article written by reporter, Marelle Reid, I would just like to clarify the intent of the MDI middle years research. This research focuses on a developmental assets/strengths-based approach, emphasizing protective factors that support and optimize development. It will provide us with the ability to review social recreational opportunities that are available to children in Burnaby, before and after school hours – and where there might be gaps in this support. I am appreciative of our partnership with the Burnaby School District, which has been very supportive of this community initiative. I encourage anyone interested in learning more about this research and opportunities that support children in the middle years to come to the presentation of the findings on May 7 at the Shadbolt. Antonia Beck, executive director, South Burnaby Neighbourhood House
Liberals: Future strategy continued from page 6
There remains an uneasy tension between Clark and many of her colleagues (only one MLA endorsed her leadership campaign) and a number are already planning a strategy to deal with rebuilding the party under someone else’s leadership, should it go down to defeat on May 14th. ◆ I predicted in this space some time ago that one of B.C. Conservative leader John Cummins’ biggest challenges would be to find credible candidates for his party and not people who would prove to be embarrassing to the party. Well, he’s had to dump four candidates
for so-called “bozo eruptions,” mostly involving their use of offensive language in the campaign. To say this has been a blow to the party’s credibility is an understatement, but given the resentment to the B.C. Liberals that seems entrenched in parts of the electorate, that credibility hit may not be enough to seriously erode the modest rise in the B.C. Conservatives’ standing in the polls. ◆ Has Green party leader Jane Sterk undergone media training or something? Her television and radio appearances seem more polished (there was a consensus among many commentators that Sterk
stood head and shoulders above the other leaders in the radio debate) than in 2009. We’ll see if this pays off at the ballot box. ◆ Now that Christy Clark cannot take action against any of her party’s candidates if they choose to stray from her message and run their own campaigns (the deadline for refusing to sign their nomination papers passed last week) it will be interesting to see if any do just that. Cabinet minister Dr. Moira Stilwell, for example, has considerable credibility when it comes to health policy and so she’s announced her own policies on that front. We’ll see if others follow suit.
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Pipeline: Candidates unsure of possible health effects of a bitumen spill long-term binding contracts that cannot be broken, no matter what party is in power. “Unfortunately, British Columbians will have to pay for in B.C. or in Burnaby. We want to phase ourselves out of this for many years,” he said. the fossil fuels with these big health problems.” Other questions included concerns about employment B.C. NDP candidate Janet Routledge said she is also levels in the province, support for small businesses, conconcerned about the potential effects. It’s my understanding that the components of bitumen cerns about B.C. Hydro’s smart meters, services for seniors are a trade secret, so we don’t know exactly what’s in it,” and proportional representation. At the end of the evening, Burnaby councillor Pietro she said. “But we do know that as a result of the spill near Sumas, there were a number of people that were hospital- Calendino asked the final question in regards to the pipeline project. ized. I do think we should be worried not only He directed it specifically to the Liberal and For a video of about the short-term effects but the long-term Conservative candidates but each of the four the meeting, effects.” candidates was given the chance to answer, as scan with B.C. Liberal candidate Richard Lee, who per the meeting rules. has been MLA in the riding since 2001, said After speaking about his knowledge of the proposed the other candidates don’t know much about the risk and pipeline project, Calendino asked if it was worth the risk to added he didn’t either. “I think bitumen has been around for so many years, the environment and human health, and worth the disrupif there are negative health (effects) I think we (would) tion to residents who live along the pipeline route, for a be talking about it already,” he said. “I’d like to find out handful of jobs. Routledge responded that it didn’t seem worth it to more.” Residents also asked written questions on other topics, her. Lee said economic benefits do come with some risks, as such as whether candidates would stop making contracts with private power producers for independent power did the introduction of the Chevron refinery into Burnaby many years ago. projects. “Personally, we are not living in a perfect world,” he Lee responded to that, saying such project create jobs said. “If I could, I’d ask Chevron to move. I would like to and energy for the community. Routledge and McLaren both said their parties would have a clean environment for our residents.” Marklund said his party thinks the pipelines are the key look into it. Marklund said the current agreements are continued from page 1
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issues prevalent in the riding, particularly the proposed Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion, at an all-candidates meeting on Sunday. to creating better paying jobs, but added the party would sit down for a strong discussion on the issue after the televised leadership debate. McLaren said if the B.C. government’s focus had been on moving toward using green renewable resources, the discussion wouldn’t about pipeline risks wouldn’t be necessary. “We don’t need any more damn pipelines,” she added.
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Two city Conservatives ‘unaffiliated’ due to ‘glitch’ staff reporter
Two B.C. Conservative candidates running in Burnaby – Christine Clarke in the Burnaby-Lougheed riding and Wayne Marklund in the Burnaby-North riding – will be on the ballot on May 14, but there will be a blank space where their party name would normally be. The two candidates are among 11 unaffiliated candidates running in the election. Unaffiliated candidates are different from independents, according to Don Main, spokesperson for Elections B.C. “They are not affiliat-
ed,” Main said. “What that means is, there’s a difference from candidates who run as independents, who sign a solemn declaration that they are independent of any political party, whereas an unaffiliated candidate would have nothing under their name on the ballot but can be affiliated with a registered or even an unregistered party. In this instance, they still could have Conservative on their campaign signage.” As the deadline for filing registered political party endorsement forms has passed, there is no way for the candidates to have the party name added to the ballot at this point, he
added. Four current B.C. Conservative candidates were listed as unaffiliated in the candidates’ list released by Elections B.C. on Saturday; the other two are Bill Clarke, a former MP running in VancouverQuilchena, and Manuel (Mike) Pratas, who is running in Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows. Jaclyn Laic, the public relations representative for the B.C. Conservatives, said there was some kind of glitch with the paperwork but was not sure what the issue was, adding the party’s campaign manager, Jeff Bridge, would have more details.
She confirmed the candidates are running as Conservatives. “Yes, they are in fact B.C. Conservative candidates,” she said, adding they will be Conservative MLAs if elected. Bridge responded to the NOW via email, saying the party was still looking into how the issue would be handled. “They are Conservative candidates and important members of our team. Nothing will change,” he wrote. “There will be no difference how they are treated, period.” In addition, three B.C. Conservative candidates who were recently fired
from the party are also running as unaffiliated candidates: Mischa Popoff for Boundary-Similkameen, Ian Tootill for Vancouver-False Creek, and Ron Herbert for Vancouver-West End. One B.C. NDP candidate who was also fired is listed as unaffiliated, as well – Dayleen Van Ryswyk, in the Kelowna-Mission riding. Jeff Sprague, the former
B.C. Conservative candidate for North VancouverLonsdale, also let go by the party, was not on the list of candidates. Allan John Molyneaux was listed as the B.C. Conservative candidate for that riding. The other unaffiliated candidates on the list are John Ford for KamloopsNorth Thompson, Matt William Begley for SurreyCloverdale and Ali Zaidi for Surrey-Panorama.
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Bby-North candidate clams up on charge Janaya Fuller-Evans staff reporter
Burnaby-North Conservative Party of B.C. candidate Wayne Marklund was charged with impaired driving in North Vancouver in July 2003, but was found not guilty. He was, however, found guilty of a lesser charge; driving a motor vehicle without due care and attention. “That charge was dropped, there was no evidence,” Marklund said
on Monday morning, regarding the charge of driving while impaired. He refused to answer any further questions regarding the lesser charge or the situation in general. This is the first time Marklund, a Port Coquitlam resident who owns Candu Glass Ltd. in Burnaby, has run for office. The Conservative Party of B.C. did not respond to requests for comment from the NOW. Since the B.C. Conservatives began
campaigning, four candidates have been let go: Mischa Popoff, the candidate for Boundary-Similkameen; Ian Tootill, the candidate for VancouverFalse Creek; and Jeff Sprague, the candidate for North VancouverLonsdale. On Sunday, Ron Herbert, the Conservative candidate for the Vancouver-West End riding, was also removed, and the party’s head of candidate scrutiny stepped down, according to The Province.
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Excalibur candidate on ballot for Bby-Edmonds Stefania Seccia staff reporter
Although there is no B.C. Conservative Party member running in the BurnabyEdmonds riding this election, there’s still a fourth candidate, thanks to the B.C. Excalibur Party. Nicholas Edward D’Amico is the candidate running for the newly founded the B.C. Excalibur Party in Burnaby-Edmonds. “What I have to offer is life experience and ambition,” D’Amico said in an email interview. “I feel I am fit to run … because I am an everyday person who works like everyone else.” D’Amico works as a forklift operator at North American Pipe and Steel and has experience in construction and trades work. “I am passionate most about the education system, but that doesn’t mean I forget and ignore other issues,” he said. “The environment, economy and society as a whole is being jeopardized by the people in power today, and all we are
guaranteed by them for the future is more broken promises.” The party was founded this year, and its platform promises include cutting the PST by two per cent over the next four years; creating rail transit between Abbotsford, Mission, Chilliwack and Hope; removing incineration as a means to deal with waste; and putting banning fish farming, among others. The party leader is Michael Halliday, who has owned various small businesses – including a medieval restaurant and a 3,000 square foot historically themed store, according to his online profile. He is running in the Chilliwack riding. There are six candidates running for the party in Abbotsford-Mission, Abbotsford-West, AbbotsfordSouth, Richmond-East, Chilliwack and Burnaby-Edmonds. Halliday could not immediately be reached by the Burnaby NOW for comment. For more information, visit www.bce xcaliburparty.com.
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City firefighter prepares for next leg of journey Rudy Pospisil excited to ride through bikefriendly Europe Cayley Dobie staff reporter
It’s been less than a year since Rudy Pospisil returned from his 9,600 km cycling journey and already he’s preparing for his next trip – this time heading across the Atlantic to bike his way through Europe. “I’ll start in Portugal,” he said. “And from there I’ll follow – what’s actually a pilgrimage trail – for 800 km through Portugal and Spain.” Pospisil’s goal is to bike around the world, raising awareness and funds for cancer research. He spent last fall riding from Vancouver, down the West Coast to California and then east to the Atlantic. Because he’s only able to do the rides during his vacation time – he is a captain for the Burnaby fire department - it takes a lot of determination to stay in shape while he’s at home in Burnaby. “I just cycle around the city. I cycle around Vancouver and all the bike routes in Burnaby and I’ll do bike rides up to Whistler,” he said. And when he’s not out riding his bike – which is rare, Pospisil said he hasn’t driven his car to work in more than a decade – he’s at the gym. He’s there so much that the folks at Steve Nash Fitness World started getting involved in his cause. “They’ve been really supportive of my rides ... and kind of taken me on as a sponsor,” he said. Even with sponsorship and
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Cycling the world: Rudy Pospisil lifts his bike in the air after crossing the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, during last year’s leg of his cycling journey. Pospisil is headed to Europe this month for the second leg of his journey to raise awareness and funds for cancer research. fundraising, the rides are very expensive, but Pospisil said he doesn’t care, it’s all about getting people involved in the fight against cancer. During his ride along the Mexican and American border, people’s reaction to him and his cause were mixed. Pospisil said that while some people were excited to learn about his cause,
others were more hostile, especially in Texas, where he was run off the road a couple of times. But he expects his European journey, which kicks off May 3, will be a more positive experience. “Europe is so big into biking, it’s so welcomed there that I’m really looking forward to (it),” he said.
From Portugal he’ll continue into Spain and then make his way north to Switzerland. “It’s really cool because the mayor of Zurich is going to come and meet this guy from Burnaby,” he said. Pospisil, a cancer survivor himself, has raised close to $20,000 for cancer research and he hopes to reach $50,000 by the end of his global journey.
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The European leg is scheduled to finish in Istanbul at the end of June. After that, he’ll return to work in Burnaby and save up more holiday time in order to return to Asia to continue his journey. For more information on Pospisil’s ride, or to make a donation, visit www.firefightercycle. com.
Community makes up for toy thieves Jennifer Moreau staff reporter
Two Burnaby child-care centres for children with special needs have been inundated with donations, following a recent theft of toys reported in the Burnaby NOW. “We have gotten a number of donations from people,” said Carol Broomhall, spokesperson for the Burnaby Association for Community Inclusion. “With this wonderful community response, the kids know there are some bad people in the world, but there are more good people.” BACI runs various child-care centres in Burnaby for children with and without special needs, two of which were recently robbed of their toys. In all, roughly $600 worth of toys was stolen. Variety Hotelier House Children’s Centre in the Royal Oak area was hit the hardest, with all of their metal Tonka trucks taken. BACI is a nonprofit organization that receives little gov-
ernment funding, and the toys and playtime are important for the children’s emotional, physical and social development, Broomhall explained. Once the story ran in the Burnaby NOW on April 17, BACI started receiving calls for donations. Global TV also picked up the story, and the children spoke of how “a stranger” had taken the toys, without asking to borrow them. Even more donations came in once the TV segment aired. “They’ve been able to fully restock the toys that were stolen from that centre and have had other donations that have supported the toys stolen at the other centre as well,” Broomhall said. One family donated eight or nine of the same type of metal Tonka trucks that were stolen and also threw in a wagon. There have also been donations of books and money. “It has been a really lovely process. The children have not only had all of the toys
replaced that were missing, but even more to support them in their play and their development,” Broomhall said. Lesley Cannon, supervisor at the Variety centre, said the children were very happy. “Every day they come in, we’re saying there’s something new, so they’ve been very happy. Our toy shelf is overflowing. It’s been amazing,” she said. “I just want to say thank you very much to the public that has donated to us. It’s been heartwarming.” According to Cannon, one of the children brought his own truck from home to their regular show-and-tell session to donate to the centre following the theft. “One particular child fetched in a Tonka truck, and he said, ‘I’m going to leave it here so we can play with it in the sandbox and we can share together,’” Cannon said. “When he said this in front of all the children, we’re like, ‘Oh my goodness, I think we need Kleenex,” she added, laughing.
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Like Christmas: Two child-care centres that serve children with special needs have been inundated with donations following a recent theft of toys, as reported in the Burnaby NOW.
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CALENDAR OF EVENTS Trumpeter Tabletop Games Society, monthly gaming night, with a wide range of historical and Sci Fi/fantasy miniatures and board games. First attendance is free. Seconds floor, Bonsor Recreation Centre, 6550 Bonsor Ave., 7 to 11 p.m. For more information, go to www. trumpetersociety.com
Japanese spring bazaar and plant sale, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre, 6688 Southoaks Cres. Free admission.
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Navigating Your Financial Storm with a MAP (Money Action Plan), at the Bob Prittie Metrotown library branch, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Advance registration is required for this free event. Please call 604436-5400 or register online at
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SUNDAY, MAY 19 Boishakhi Utsab/Spring Festival, 6 to 10 p.m. at the Bonsor Recreation Complex
SATURDAY, MAY 4 Open house, Burnaby North Lawn Bowling Club, 1 to 4 p.m. Come and join us for some lawn bowling. Easy to learn, affordable, social and fun. Open to all ages. Located at the north end of Confederation Park, Willingdon Avenue and Penzance Drive. Edmonds Spring Clean Sweep, registration starts at 9:45 a.m. in the parking lot of Gordon Church at 7457 Edmonds St. Clean Sweep runs from 10 a.m. to noon. BBQ provided by the Burnaby Firefighters Charitable Society and refreshments provided by Peter Julian, MP. For more info please contact Lindy McQueen at email@example.com.
MONDAY, MAY 6 B.C. Fuchsia and Begonia Society, meets at 8 p.m., St. Helen’s Catholic Church gym, at 3871 Pandora St. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call Fran at 604-391-3262 or Elaine at 604-299-5438.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 8 Kingsway Imperial Neighbourhood Association meeting, please join us as we work together to strengthen our neighbourhood to make it a better place to live, work and attend school. We invite and encourage all members of our community to join us to meet your neighbours, have some fun and work together “Building Our Community”. Takes place at 5 p.m. in the community room at the Vancity Community Branch, 5064 Kingsway. For more information, go to www. KINAburnaby.ca or call 604786-2452.
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urnaby dancer Joanna Hsieh is on stage this month with the Coastal City Ballet, in a newly commissioned premiere of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, choreographed by Irene Schneider, who is the former artistic director of Germany’s Magdeburg Ballet. Hsieh has danced with the Boston Ballet, Houston Ballet, and American Ballet Theatre, and most recently joined Vancouver’s Coastal City Ballet – the Lower Mainland’s newest ballet company, launched in the fall of 2011. The show will tour at The ACT in Maple Ridge on Sunday, May 5
and Centennial Theatre in North Vancouver on Tuesday, May 7. Tickets are $30 for adults, $22 for seniors and students. For tickets or more information, visit www.coastalcityballet. com.
The Librarians’ Choice series continues this month with three local mystery authors at the McGill branch of the Burnaby Public Library from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 9. Cathy Ace, author of The Corpse With The Silver Tongue, Elizabeth Elwood, author of The Agatha Principle and Other Mystery Stories, and Deborah Purdy Kong, author of Deadly Accusations, will share their writings. A second Librarians’ Choice event this spring will be held on Thursday, May 23, also from 7 to 8:30 p.m., and this one offers
a librarians’ fast-paced review of the best of the best of fiction and non-fiction summer reading. Both of these events will be held at the McGill Branch, 4595 Albert St. Admission is free, but space is limited; register online at www.bpl.bc.ca/ events or by calling 604299-8955, or in person at the library.
If you’re into musical theatre, and all that jazz, then you’ll want to get tickets early for the last show of the season for the Byrne Creek Theatre Company. The curtain rises at 7 p.m. at 7777 18th St. from May 15 to 18. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for staff, and $8 for students, and seating is on a first-come, firstserved basis. To reserve tickets, call the box office manager, Vicki Bell, at 604-664-8299.
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In a creative effort to encourage multigenerational meal preparation, the B.C. Ministry of Health and the B.C. Dairy Foundation are co-sponsoring a video contest this spring and Burnaby residents are invited to participate. The fourth annual Hands-on Cook-off contest is an open invitation to create a video showing two generations cooking or baking together, and contestants can win cash or grocery store prizes. The contest is open until the end of
May. Videos must show two generations cooking together and be no longer than three minutes. No technical skills are required, and videos can be shot using any kind of device; even a cell phone camera. The grand prize is a $1,500 grocery store gift certificate or $1,000 cash. For full contest details, including where to upload videos, visit www.bettertogeth erbc.ca/contest.
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Hats Off to our volunteers By Sajeda Virji The Heights Contributor
It’s hard to believe it’s that time of the year again. We’re busy planning Burnaby’s biggest and favourite festival for Saturday, June 1. We’re very excited about this year’s theme – The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party – and encourage everyone to wear fun and unique hats to the street party. This year the party will kick off with a kids fun run at 9:30 a.m., and the celebrations will continue until 4 p.m., which means you’ll have one extra hour to check out all the sights, sounds and flavours of this special day. An event like Hats Off Day requires a large group of volunteers, and we need your help. We have a full roster of special Hats Off Day events and our volunteers are what make it all possible. Their tireless efforts towards our various initiatives are much appreciated, and we admire their dedication and support. Whether you are a youth, a senior, or someone in between, there are a variety of activities that you can help out with, whatever your skill set may be. As always, we work towards expanding our team of barricade volunteers. They play an integral role in ensuring the safety of the event. If you are 19 years of age or older,
we invite you to become a part of this team whose responsibility includes providing traffic control support. There are two shift options. Bring a friend, too. Work place volunteer teams are also invited, so spread the word. Training will be provided. If you would like to register for this or any other position, please send our volunteer organizing committee an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Every year, we also have a group of dedicated high school students who help out with various duties throughout the day. Our youth volunteers interact with Hats Off Day attendees in different ways, such as handing out balloons and event programs. It is a fun way of getting involved with a special community event. Again, there are two shift options and training will be provided. We also require general Hats Off Day volunteers. Responsibilities vary, so if you are interested, please send us a quick note with what you would be interested in helping out with, and we will find you a role. If you are interested in being a youth or general event volunteer, please send us an email at email@example.com – we would love to hear from you. Thank you! Sajeda Virji is the marketing and events coordinator at the Heights Merchants Association.
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(while supplies last) Kite-making presented by BC Kitefliers Association. Face Painting with the Girl Guides Canada. Clay Garden presented by the Burnaby Potters Guild. Kids & Marigolds - seedlings donated by Burnaby Parks Division. Pot Painting Art Bags Recycled Art presented by Urban Source.
Giveaway bags for the first 400 visitors
Prize draws and ballots to be located at the information table. Giveaway Bags to the first 400 guests located at east, west and south entrances. Tai Chi Demonstration from 10-11am. Salmon and Bee Eco-sculpture Planting
12:30pm New Westminster Pipe Band Welcome Remarks 1pm Geraldine Parent, Arts Services Manager 1:05pm Mayor Derek Corrigan 1:10pm Verna Adamson President of BRAGS 1:15pm 25th Anniversary Special Giveaway-chocolates
Rhododendron Truss Display
Presented by The Burnaby Rhododendron & Gardens Society. Located in the galleria.
Burnaby Rhododendron and Gardens Society Annual Plant Sale People’s Choice Spring Bouquet Competition
Voting takes place between 10am-1:30pm on festival day. Winner is announced at 2:15pm on the Spirit Square Stage.
Silent Bid Auction
Auction items are on display during the festival until 3pm. All items must be paid for by cash or cheque only and picked up by 4:15pm.
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Entertainment/ Performers 11:30am-12:15pm 1-2pm 1:30-2pm & 2:30-3pm 2:30-3:30pm 3-4pm
FiddleStix Josephine Lee (harp) Ruel Morales (guitar) James Takizawa (cello) Sweetpea Swing Band
Presentations & Tours Presentations
Wildlife Rescuing with the Wildlife Rescue Association 11am | 1pm | 3pm (30 min) Learn what goes on at a wildlife hospital and what to do if you spot an injured animal. Make a car rescue kit to take home (ages 12 and under) *Call 604-205-3003 to pre-register for this workshop. Wildlife Habitats with the Wildlife Rescue Association 12noon & 2pm (30 min) Discover what local animals need to survive through fun games and activities (ages 12 and under) *Call 604-205-3003 to pre-register for this workshop. Urban Farmer presented by Dave Savelieff 11am-12noon & 1-2pm Living in an apartment or condo does not restrict your passion to grow a garden. Learn how you can grow your own garden with simple easy steps.
(limited to 25 people) The Bird Life of Deer Lake Park led by George Clulow 8-9:30am 1.5 hours (meet at West Entrance) Discover the fabulous bird life of Deer Lake Park and its surrounding area. *Call 604-205-3003 to pre-register for this early bird tour. Please sign up for the following tours at the Burnaby Rhododendron and Gardens Society table in the Atrium at least 15 minutes prior to tour start time. Burnaby Parks Division Garden Tour led by Lisa Blackman 12noon & 2:30pm 30 minutes (meet at West Entrance) Learn about the plants in Century Gardens as well as some changes that are being made.
Rhodofest Schedule ATRIUM
SPIRIT SQUARE STAGE
PRESENTATIONS & TOURS *Bird Life of Deer Lake Park West Entrance 8–9:30am
10am Tai Chi Demonstration Fung Loy Kok Taoist Tai Chi Society 10–11am
*Call 604-205-3003 to pre-register for these workshops/tours.
Potato Growing Presentation with Urban Farmer Dave Savelieff 11am–12noon
*Wildlife Rescuing with the Wildlife Rescue Association Studio 211 11–11:30am Fiddlestix 11:30am–12:15pm
*Wildlife Habitats Studio 211 12noon–12:30pm Burnaby Parks Garden Tour West Entrance 12noon–12:30pm
12:30pm 1pm Josephine Lee (harp) 1–2pm
Potato Growing Presentation with Urban Farmer Dave Savelieff 1–2pm
Formal Ceremony New Westminster Pipe Band 12:30pm Welcome Remarks 1pm
*Wildlife Rescuing with the Wildlife Rescue Association Studio 211 1–1:30pm Ruel Morales (guitar) 1:30–2pm *Wildlife Habitats Studio 211 2–2:30pm
Spring Bouquet Awards 2:15–2:30pm Ruel Morales (guitar) 2:30–3pm
James Takizawa (cello) 2:30–3:30pm Sweetpea Swing Band 3–4pm
Burnaby Parks Garden Tour West Entrance 2:30–3pm
THANK YOU! Volunteers
This event would not be possible without the dedication from our valued volunteers. A HUGE thank you to each and every volunteer for their continued efforts for making this festival a success!
Friends of the Festival
Thank you to the Friends of the Festival for their generous donations. For sponsors who do not appear on this list due to print deadlines, your support is gratefully acknowledged.
Brentwood Town Centre Charlie’s Chocolate Factory City of Burnaby, Parks Division City of Burnaby GardenWorks - Lougheed Hwy Home Depot - Henning Drive Metropolis at Metrotown Rona - Edmonds Valley Bakery
*Wildlife Rescuing with the Wildlife Rescue Association Studio 211 3–3:30am
Exhibitors / Artisans
A variety of garden, horticulture and floral arts/crafts are being exhibited and are on sale. BC Council of Garden Clubs BC Fuchsia & Begonia Society Burnaby Artists Guild Burnaby Lake Park Association Burnaby Potters Guild China Painter's Guild City of Burnaby Environmental Services City of Burnaby Parks - Horticulture City of Burnaby Recycling Cottage Creations Dasmesh Nursery Ltd. Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden Euro Designs Finley’s Rhododendrons
GardenWorks - Lougheed Hwy Gordana Ballarin JGN Designs Master Gardeners Mike and Sandy’s Berry Farm My Favorite Plants Olive Grove Naturals Richard Major Art Group Summer Handbags The Painted Cookie Valerie Gilbert Vancouver Dahlia Society Vancouver Ikebana Association
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The votes are in and the winners have been announced.
Every year, NOW readers cast their votes in the Best of Burnaby survey, which names readers’ picks on everything from best daycare to best celebrity, favourite festival and top place for a secret rendezvous.
This year, thousands of votes were tallied, and winners were formally recognized at a luncheon April 26 at Eagle Creek in Burnaby.
There were more than 100 in attendance, including local dignitaries. Congratulations to the Best of Burnaby! PHOTOS: lisa king/burnaby now
CELEBRATING 16 YEARS!
Van City team Ivan Mustapic, Josie Romeo, Maria Michayluk and Susan Devlin.
Brad Alden, publisher Burnaby NOW, and NDP candidate for Burnaby-Edmonds, Raj Chouhan.
Joanne Orloff and Richard Issel Dustin and Kera Doherty of of Oasis Car Wash. Staccato Music Studio.
Metropolis at Metrotown’s Sarah Wong and Judy Black.
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How to be a barricade volunteer By Janaya Fuller-Evans The Heights Reporter
Shauna Pratt is the volunteer organizer for the Hats Off Day parade. She is a Scientology volunteer minister and has volunteered with the events since 2006. Recently, Pratt took part in a question-andanswer session with the Burnaby NOW to share her perspective on why volunteering is important, and what the Heights Merchants Association needs in terms of volunteers for the annual Hats Off Day celebration, which takes place on June 1. Question: When did you start volunteering and what made you decide to do it?
Answer: I’ve been volunteering since I was a Girl Guide in the dark ages of the 1960s! Even then I could see that helping others made life more interesting and more fun. It was the best feeling to know you had helped someone. The motto of our Scientology Volunteer Ministers is “Something CAN be done about it.” – and that inspires me to help whenever and wherever I can. Q: When did you begin volunteering with Hats Off Day, and what has your experience been thus far? A: Our disaster response team met with Burnaby city officials in 2006 to find out what they needed help with in the community and the answer was
– barricades at community events. The training in communication and organization that we had, and the fact that most of our volunteers are over 18 years of age, made this a good fit for us. I personally find Hats Off to be one of the best-organized and most fun local events to be involved in. The organizing committee is very dedicated and the Heights merchants and the Heights Merchants Association staff have made this the biggest, most vibrant family event in the Lower Mainland. Standing at a barricade may not sound like a lot of fun, but you are making it safe for people to have fun and enjoy the Auxiliary constables and volunteers are getting ready for the parade and festival. You are also a bit annual Hats Off Day parade. PHOTO: LARRY WRIGHT Continued on page 22 ...
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of a parade ambassador – helping people who are confused by the road closures. Q: What do volunteers do to get Hats Off Day up and running? What’s involved? A: Wow, that’s a big question – the first group of volunteers that makes it happen is the organizing committee – this is people from the community who meet with the staff of the Heights Merchants Association throughout the year to make sure all aspects of Hats Off Day go off without a hitch. Once the plan and theme are in place, committee members form sub committees to organize sponsorships, the parade itself, the entertainment, the traffic and safety aspects, volunteers, displays and everything that makes Hats Off Day so special. It is all kept rolling by the wonderful Heights
Merchants Association staff. Q: What kind of volunteers take part and what are their roles? A: There are several categories of volunteers – youth volunteers are very important. For traffic and safety, we have adult volunteers to man the barricades in shifts from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and they work side by side with RCMP auxiliary constables. The RCMP auxiliaries are specially trained, unarmed, uniformed RCMP volunteers who participate in community events and programs. A barricade volunteer – and we need about 120 of them – is positioned at each intersection to ensure no vehicles get onto Hastings Street between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on June 1st. The city engineering department organizes the whole road closure and the RCMP is on hand to control major intersections, while volunteers man the 30 to 40 key spots
along the route. The reason we need so many barricade volunteers is so they are twinned up and so each volunteer can do a four-or five-hour shift, rather than an eighthour shift. Q: Why are you looking for volunteers for this event? A: Many of our barricade volunteers, including the Scientology volunteer ministers and teams from Crime Watch and Royal City Skaters, have been manning the barricades every year, so they know exactly what to do, but we really want to involve adult volunteers from the community, too. This allows us to expand the ranks of volunteers and ensure that they get to spend some time AT Hats Off Day enjoying the festivities. Q: What do you need them to do, and what is the time commitment? A: Ideally a barricade volunteer can
spend the whole day at Hats Off Day. When we know we have enough volunteers the shift for each person can be reduced. Afternoon volunteers are especially needed, so anyone who is over 18 and willing to help from noon to 4 p.m. will be trained to help on the barricades. Q: What do volunteers get out of giving their time? A: It may sound corny but our barricade volunteers just like to help. Of course, the event sponsors provide lunches and water and a volunteer appreciation event is held after Hats Off Day. High school volunteers receive a letter to document their contributions and our barricade volunteers get the satisfaction of knowing they took responsibility for their zone and kept it safe. To volunteer for Hats Off Day, contact the Heights Merchants Association by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Try cheap, easy ignition fix before costly one CLICK & CLACK TALK CARS Ray & Tom Magliozzi
Dear Tom and Ray: I have a 2001 Dodge Neon with more than 150,000 miles on it. Until very recently, it’s been an extremely reliable vehicle,
and I’ve loved it. Lately, and at random times, however, the engine will not shut off – even with the key removed from the ignition and in my hand! I’ve already gotten a new key and replaced the entire ignition cylinder, but it happened again yesterday evening. Luckily, yesterday I was able to fiddle with the key a little bit and finally get the stupid thing to shut off. What could be causing this? At this point, the mechanics I’ve
taken it to haven’t been able to identify or fix the problem, and I can’t find anything on the Internet. Each time it’s happened, my local mechanic has disconnected the battery, which made the car turn off. After that, though, it runs perfectly for maybe a couple of months, until it happens again. Any idea what could be wrong? – Grace TOM: You’re a lucky woman, Grace – you can’t get your Neon to stop.
ing column to the ignition switch at your fingers, the ignition switch signals a power relay under the hood. It’s that relay that actually sends current to the engine’s computer, which enables the engine to run. That relay could be faulty and sticking in the “on” position. RAY: The relay probably costs 20 bucks, and it takes two minutes to replace. So start there, and see if that fixes your problem. TOM: If not, then it’s
Most of our customers with Neons can’t get them to start! RAY: You say you replaced the ignition cylinder. But that’s just the locking mechanism the key fits into; it’s not the ignition switch itself. So you easily could have a bad ignition switch. TOM: But before you replace the switch, try replacing the ignition relay. Rather than have a huge amount of current running through the steer-
almost certainly the ignition switch, because there’s really not much else that could cause this. But since replacing the ignition switch will cost you several hundred dollars, don’t do that until you’ve ruled out the $20 fix. Good luck, Grace.
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Vote for province’s worst potholes and more The British Columbia Automobile Association wants to know if flat tires, potholes and traffic congestion are driving British Columbians around the bend. The association is inviting British Columbians to vote for a road they feel is the worst in the province as part of its third annual “Worst Roads” survey. Until May 27, the public is invited to nominate a road in most need of repair or redesign by voting at bcaa.com/worst roads. Once final results are verified, the association will publish the top 10 list and share the results with government to encourage improvements. During recent years, the associ-
ation has observed tire problems such as flat or blown tires and damaged rims as ongoing issues. On average, BCAA receives close to 50,000 calls annually throughout the province for tire-related problems alone. “Tire issues can be caused by a number of factors, but poor road conditions certainly don’t help,” Ken Cousin, the association’s Road Assist associate vicepresident, said in a press release. “Swerving to avoid potholes or hitting them head-on is a safety risk, not to mention the damage it does to vehicles. We want to help our members and British Columbians have their say about the state of our roads.” The association also stated that congestion is worsening, espe-
cially in B.C.’s urban areas. Recently, Vancouver was named the worst city in Canada for congestion, according to a 2013 survey by Tom Tom, a manufacturer of car navigation systems. The survey ranked Vancouver as second worst in North America next to the notorious gridlock of Los Angeles. “Roads that are deteriorating, inadequately maintained or poorly designed affect the pocketbook, stress level and more importantly – personal safety of motorists, cyclists and pedestrians,” Cousin said. “We encourage British Columbians to take five minutes to vote and draw attention to deteriorating, unsafe or inefficient roads in their community. And we will continue to
share our results with decision makers to help them plan for current and future road improvements.” Throughout the campaign, participants can check the website to see where their road ranks and which roads are close to taking the dubious title of “B.C.’s Worst Road.” The BCAA “Worst Roads” survey defines a “worst road” as any piece of paved infrastructure – including a bridge or tunnel – that is in need of repair, has damaging potholes, needs resurfacing, is unsafe and contributes to frequent accidents, or is often heavily congested. Roads that are poorly designed or are too narrow for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists to share
safely also qualify as a “worst road.” Westside Road in Kelowna topped the list last year for its potholes and crumbling pavement. Next was Domano Boulevard in Prince George; Tabor Boulevard in Prince George; Station Street in Vancouver; Cosens Bay Road in Coldstream; Massey Drive in Prince George; 15th Avenue in Prince George; George Massey tunnel in Richmond; the Malahat highway on Vancouver Island; and the Pacific Rim Highway in Port Alberni, south of Clayoquot Plateau Provincial Park. For details on the survey and past results, go to bcaa.com/worst roads. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Making the cut: Richard Robles busy at work in Burnaby Central’s ACE-IT
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Local students honing culinary skills at school
public restaurant out of one of the classJennifer Moreau rooms on Tuesday nights. staff reporter This Saturday, the Rotary Club of Students at Burnaby Central Secondary Burnaby is hosting an international dining can learn the fine art of cooking, while fundraiser, with dishes prepared by the earning credits towards graduation. ACE-IT students. The school’s ACE-IT culinary arts There will be stations for each type program, led by chief instructor Stephen of cuisine – Caribbean, African, Indian, Wade, gives teens an edge in the Chinese, Ukrainian and Greek – For more food industry once they graduate. and each station will have a few Students work in the kitchen for photos and samples. a video, a year, four days a week for five- scan with The Caribbean section will have and-a-half hours. non-alcoholic ginger beer, callaloo They study cooking and cooking soup and Jamaican jerk chicken, theory, after they’ve finished their for example, and the Greek dishes regular schoolwork. will be spinach pie, tzatziki and “After that year, they get credits, beef stifado. for not only their Dogwood cerStudents will also help sell ticktificate – their regular high school ets for the May 4 event. The evegraduation – but they also have the oppor- ning will mostly be people milling about, tunity to pass level one for Red Seal chef with food samples and entertainment, or Red Seal cooks training. When they according to Augustus Cruickshank, pubfinish the program they can either go on to lic relations chair for the club. work in restaurants, or (go to) Vancouver The event is from 6 to 10 p.m. Tickets Community College and those kind of are $35, and proceeds go to Rotary. places for more instruction,” said program The Rotary Club of Burnaby is one instructor Stephen Wade. of three local Rotary clubs and has 42 The ACE-IT culinary arts program has members, mostly people in the business 20 students, who work in the kitchen, community. For more information, go to preparing food for banquets and outside www.rotaryburnaby.org. For tickets, call catering clients. The school also runs a Cruickshank at 604-916-3077.
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the bad posture. Our bodies have evolved to be in motion, but many of us are physically inactive throughout the day – sitting in front of desks, TVs and computers, driving or taking transit HEALTHWISE instead of walking or cycDr. Davidicus Wong ling. Many of our kids are n Saturday, May 4 less active than we were. at 10 a.m., the docTheir thumbs get more tors of Vancouver exercise than their legs. are inviting everyone to How much exercise do join them for a fun and we need? easy one-to-two kilometre Though your family Walk With Your Doc doctor can help you deteraround Kitsilano Beach. mine what’s best for you, Register at www.walk Health Canada recomwithyourdoc.ca and come early to get your free To register mends at least 30 pedometer. I’ll be for the walk, minutes of moderate exercise (such as scan with there. brisk walking, runWe were made to ning, swimming, move. cycling or Zumba It’s part of the dancing) five times harsh reality of evoa week. You don’t lutionary medicine. have to do it all in Have you ever one go. You could wondered why your do a quick 15-minute walk doctor tells you not to twice a day. eat some of your favourExercise has health ite foods? French fries, benefits that go beyond hamburgers, chocolates, burning off the calories doughnuts and practically from your favourite foods. anything else you can eat Exercise can tone and at the PNE. strengthen your muscles, I sometimes joke with prevent osteoporosis, patients that if it’s satisfying and tasty, it’s probably maintain a good sense of balance and reduce falls, not good for you. Their and help you maintain a appetites don’t get the good range of motion in joke. So why do we crave your joints. what’s bad for us? Exercise has been In general, most of shown to improve your the genetic traits modern immune system, raise humans share had some HDL (the good cholesterol) survival value in the disand reduce your risk for tant past. Intelligence, strokes and heart attacks. manual dexterity, good Regular exercise can hearing and vision allowed prevent diabetes in those our ancestors to survive who are susceptible and against predators and help control blood sugars other dangers in a harsher in those who are diabetic. world. Exercise is good for We are therefore hardyour mind. By improvwired to crave sugary ing the circulation to your foods that would give our brain, it can help you predecessors the fuel to maintain mental fitness run away from wild aniand reduce the risk of mals and the fatty foods dementia. Cardiovascular that would provide them exercise releases your with a layer of body fat to body’s natural painkillers; keep warm and survive a endorphins, which can cold winter. But some of our inherit- promote a sense of wellbeed traits no longer provide ing. For this reason, psychiatrists prescribe daily a survival advantage in exercise to their patients our modern way of life. with anxiety and depresWe don’t need so much sion. glucose to run away from Regular exercise may predators, and in the lengthen your life (by warmer parts of Canada – where most of us live – we an estimated average of seven years) and improve don’t need the extra fat. For us, the extra calories the quality of your life. So what are we waiting for? and fat can contribute Let’s get moving! to greater health risks, Dr. Davidicus Wong is including diabetes, heart a family physician at the disease, strokes and some PrimeCare Medical Centre. types of cancer. You can only eat like a cave man or His Healthwise column appears regularly in this cave woman if you move paper. like one, and I don’t mean
Nordic spirit abounds
A festival of photos, talks and activities showcasing Nordic immigrant life in North America until 1960 took place in Burnaby recently. There were talks on Viking-age archeology, Norse shipbuilding, Nordic design, Norse mythology and more. There were also photo displays of the lives of immigrants. – Janaya Fuller-Evans
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The Rotary Club of Burnaby proudly presents an evening of
Saturday, May 4, 2013 Culinary delights prepared in partnership with members of the Rotary Club of Burnaby and students from Burnaby School District’s Professional Cooks Training Program. Location:
Burnaby Central Secondary School – Commons Area 6011 Deer Lake Parkway, Burnaby Time: 6:00pm – 10:00pm For tickets: Call Rotary members Gus 604.916.3077; Salim 604.437.5420; or Peter 604.434.5158 A limited number of tickets will be available at the door Come and experience the foods from the Caribbean, Africa, India, China, Ukraine and Greece.
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31 SFU in softball playoffs 31 SBMC hoops win titles 31 Midget all-stars named SECTION COORDINATOR Tom Berridge, 604-444-3022 • email@example.com
Québec la belle de la Coupe Esso New program nets first-ever medal at midget nationals Tom Berridge sports editor
Quebec’s new development female hockey program paid instant dividends following the province’s first-ever national Esso Cup title. The midget girls’ development team Nord capped the province’s best-ever showing in the five-year history of the Esso national tournament, coming back in the third period to post a 5-2 victory over the North Bay Ice Boltz in the gold-medal final at the Bill Copeland Sports Centre in Burnaby on Saturday. Trailing 2-0 early in the final period, Quebec Nord exploded with five unanswered goals, including three in a two-minute span of the third frame, capped off with the game-winning tally by Katia Boulianne at 5:42. “I can’t believe it. I’m not a goal scorer. But I did it and I’m proud of myself and my team,” said Boulianne after the game. “It’s the most amazing feeling in the world.” While the five-goal Quebec rally caught some by surprise, including the Ontario supporters, Esso tournament stats paint a different picture. Of Quebec Nord’s 31 total goals scored in the tourney, 19 of them came in the final 20 minutes. Earlier in the roundrobin portion of the tournament, Quebec defeated North Bay 3-1 with three power play goals in the
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Bronze medal: Edmonton Thunder’s Mikaeli Cavell, in black, outmuscles Regina’s Melissa Murray for the puck in a 1-0 victory over the West region champion in the bronze-medal final of the Esso Cup national midget girls’ hockey championships held in Burnaby on Saturday. final stanza. The Nord also erupted for five goals in the third period against the Atlantic champions from Halifax in an 8-1 rout on April 23. “We were just focusing on the third period,” said Boulianne. “We are good in the period. We have a lot of confidence, we never give up and that’s why we are the winners now.” Both Quebec and
Ontario staged mini upsets in the semifinal to move into the championship final. Quebec Nord avenged an opening day 5-2 defeat to the Regina Rebels with a 6-3 win over the Western Canada reps. Boulianne, who had just one point for Nord in the preliminary rounds, scored her first goal of the tournament and added a
second assist in the semifinal win. Ontario, which lost an earlier 5-4 decision in a shootout to the eventual four-time medal-winning Edmonton Thunder, coasted into the final with a 5-1 victory over the Pacific region champion. Edmonton won its fourth medal and third bronze following a 1-0 win over Regina in the consola-
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tion final on Saturday. Host Fraser Valley Phantom was unlucky in its final preliminary round game on April 25, losing 10 to the same Ontario club in a game that decided which team would move on to the championship round. In the Esso Cup final, North Bay took a 1-0 lead Hockey Page 31
Burnaby attack named player of the year Tom Berridge
Senior attack Riley Loewen earned a second career Conference Carolinas player of the year honour after helping lead Limestone College to an undefeated league field lacrosse season last week. On Senior’s Day, Loewen paced the Saints with two goals and three assists in a 13-6 victory over Catawba on Saturday. Earlier in the month, No. 3-ranked Limestone claimed a fifth consecutive conference title following a 16-8 win over No. 11 Pfieffer on April 21. Loewen chipped in with a goal
and two helpers. He also tallied three times in a six-point output in the Saints’ 15-11 win over Belmont Abbey in the conference semifinal. Loewen’s six points moved him into second place all-time on Limestone’s career total points list ahead of Nick Carlson’s 248 points set back in 2002. Loewen currently holds the school record with 176 goals and is first overall in six other categories, including 252 shots on goal and game starts, with 63. The Burnaby Mountain grad has at least one more game to add to his totals, when Limestone opens the national championships on May 11.
Riley Loewen of Burnaby was named Conference Carolinas player of the year for a second time. Contributed file photo Limestone Athletics/ burnaby now
The Burnaby Lakers have got a lot of catching up to do. The junior A Lakers never got off the ground in their B.C. Junior Lacrosse League season openers this weekend. The Lakers opened the B.C. Junior Lacrosse League season with a 15-4 loss to the Delta Islanders on Saturday. Burnaby followed that up with an equally lacklustre 15-5 defeat at the sticks of the Port Coquitlam Saints in their home opener at Burnaby Lake Arena on Sunday. “We just don’t have the talent right now,” said firstyear Burnaby head coach Mike O’Reilly. In Ladner, Delta built leads of 6-1 after one period and 11-3 after two, before finishing off last year’s doormat 4-1 in the final frame. First-year junior Cody Nass, who had 12 goals and 36 points as a call-up last year, led the Islanders with five goals, including a natural hattrick in the middle frame. Burnaby managed just 27 shots on Delta starter and intermediate call-up Matt Keith. At home, Burnaby faired little better, falling behind 7-1 after the opening 20 minutes against the Saints. To their credit, the Lakers showed some life to start the middle period, narrowing the deficit to 7-4 with three quick goals to start the stanza on goals by Cam Hudspeth and a pair from intermediate call-up Dan Spagnuolo. But PoCo responded, and aided by a pair of fourminute back-checking calls, built an eight-goal lead by period’s end. Woodhouse, who had a miserable start in the season opener, appeared a little more comfortable between the pipes, stopping 39 shots fired his way.
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South Burnaby girls’ hoop teams take division titles Cayley Dobie staff reporter
The windup: SFU’s Cara Lukawesky unloads a pitch in a regular season game against Western Oregon at Beedie Field. The two teams will meet at the Great Northwest conference women’s softball championships in Billings, Montana on Thursday.
Clan women earn playoff spot in conference softball Tom Berridge sports editor
Simon Fraser University guaranteed itself a spot in the Great Northwest conference women’s softball playoff with a series win over Montana State Billings on Saturday. The Clan won two of three games against Billings, including a pair of 11-2 victories before falling in the late game by a 7-5 scoreline. The win in the opening game – a restart from an earlier game that was abandoned because of weather last month – secured SFU a spot in the conference playoffs, which get underway next weekend. Kelsie Hawkins got the win in Game 1, allowing just three hits and striking out nine. Cara Lukawesky got the start in the following game and recorded the win, allowing just five hits, while striking out
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six batters. Rachel Kolanko knocked in three runs on two hits, including a two-run dinger in the fifth inning, and scored a run, while Danielle Raison had two hits, two RBIs and scored a pair. Kaitlyn Cameron and Carly Lepoutre also had two hits and a run scored. In Game 3, SFU came back from a 4-2 deficit in the seventh inning to take the lead, when Stephanie Caron came home on a fielder’s choice. But Billings replied in the bottom of the inning, scoring three runs on two hits, including a walk-off home run. The Clan finished in third place with a 15-9 record. SFU will take on conference runner-up Western Oregon in the opening game of the Great Northwest softball championships on Thursday in Billings, Montana. No. 1 Saint Martin’s will meet Central Washington in the other semifinal.
Northwest Giants rookie Bo Didur was named the B.C. major midget all-star goalie last week. The 15-year-old keeper was unbeaten in league play this season with a 22-0-3 record. Giants forward Jarid Lukosevicius joined Didur on the all-star team along with Burnaby Winter Club products Matt Barzal and Tyler Shultz.
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Hockey: Fifth medal for Ontario continued from page 30
on what appeared to be a harmless shot on goal from the blue line that caught a surprised Valerie Lamenta high glove side. But the 17-year-old Montreal native was solid the rest of the way despite giving up a second goal to Ontario’s player of the game Corie Jacobson to start the final period. Quebec mounted its comeback just minutes later, when team goal-scoring leader Audrey Belzile potted her sixth of the tournament, deflecting a wrist shot on goal from player of the game EveAudrey Picard.
After the ensuing faceoff, Roxane Daley slapped home a shot from the point from overall scoring leader Valérie Audet to knot the contest at 2-2. Picard and Alexe Drouin, on an empty-netter at 16:55, also scored for the Nord. The silver medal for the Ice Boltz was the fifth time an Ontario team has claimed a top-three placing in the fiveyear history of the Esso Cup. North Bay defeated 2012 silver medallist and 2010 champion Thunder Bay 3-2 in double overtime to earn its first-ever appearance at the national midget championships.
Clan wrestlers win medals at women’s U.S. open nationals Simon Fraser University’s women wrestlers dominated the competition at the U.S. Open wrestling national championships in Las Vegas last month. Americans Helen Maroulis and Victoria Anthony finished in first and third place in their respective weight classes. Maroulis dominated her competition at 55 kilograms, winning five matches before beating Katherine Fulp-Allen 3-0, 5-0 in the championship final. Maroulis, who started out the U.S. nationals with pins against her first two opponents, is now undefeated since her loss in the world championship final in September. Anthony was also on her game at the open, winning her first two matches in the 48kg weight class before falling to the tournament’s most outstanding wrestler, Alyssa Lambe, in the final by a 3-0, 5-2 decision. Anthony finished with the bronze medal.
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Talk about girl power. The South Burnaby Metro Club select teams dominated their competition in the under-13 girls’ provincial club basketball championships in Richmond, adding another championship title to their growing collection. The u-13 Golden Eagles outpointed the Richmond Celtics 35-28 to win the red division banner at the Olympic Oval last month. Isabella Crescenzo and Shiloh Corrales-Nelson were the top scorers for Burnaby in the final game with eight points apiece. The Golden Eagles came through the preliminary round of the red division with a clean 3-0 record before defeating the Tri-City Chaos 25-15 in the semifinals to advance to the age group B finals. Over in the green division it was a similar story for South Burnaby’s Screaming Eagles. The u-13 C team made it through the preliminary round winning two out of three games. The one loss came during a close 39-32 loss against Langley. By the semi-finals the team had bounced back, defeating the Richmond
Thunder 38-21 to push on to the provincial finals where they faced the Langley club team for a second time. Burnaby didn’t let up and outscored their Langley rivals 37-26. Much of the club’s success goes to Rosemary Orenzo, who averaged 10 points per game. At the u-13 boys’ provincials held at the Richmond Oval on April 20 and 21, South Burnaby claimed medals in two separate divisions. The South Burnaby Eagles were edged 52-46 by Athelite in the blue A division final in a battle of the two unbeaten teams. The Eagles breezed through Pool 1 before posting a 51-27 win over their SBMC Allstars clubmates in the semifinal. Athelite, which posted a similar 3-0 record in Pool 2, had a tougher semifinal, beating Tri-City 59-47 to move on to the A division final. The Allstars defeated the Coquitlam club 42-44 in the bronze-medal final. In the B red division, the South Burnaby Raptors beat Force 5 36-31 to win the bronze. South Burnaby’s u-12 Eagles lost the consolation final to Delbrook 48-44.
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February 19,1933 – April 26, 2013. It is with great sadness that we say farewell to Ed.
He was an inspiration for greatness in the arts, and a supporter of local performing artists. Ed was proud to live in the Royal City. He was born, raised and lived in New Westminster his whole life. Predeceased by his parents, Violet Mae and Charles Harrington, his sisters Audrey McLean (Elvin) and Shirley Carlson (Bob), and his brother Clifford. Left to mourn are his loving, devoted partner Dolores Kirkwood, sister Marlene (Chic) Sather, sister in-law Audrey Harrington, his two special grandchildren, Tyler and Vanessa, and many nephews and nieces, as well as many dear friends and his much-loved cocker spaniel, Daisy Mae. He received his bachelor degree from U.B.C. (1957), and Masters from the University of Oregon (1969). He taught at Port Coquitlam Secondary, (which became Terry Fox Secondary) from 1963 to 1989. Along with Dolores Kirkwood and James Bryson, he created musicals for 25 years at that school. Many lives were touched, and even changed as a result of those productions. He also taught in Zweibrucken, Germany, in Metz, France, and Millicent, Australia. Ed acted professionally in theatre and film. He was awarded many honours and awards as a result of his teaching, acting, and directing. He was a lifetime member of ACTRA, UBCP, and Actors Equity. He received the Sam Payne Award from Actor’s Equity, the Ovation Award from Applause Musicals, the key to the City of Port Coquitlam, inducted into the Hall of Fame at Terry Fox Secondary, the ﬁrst recipient of the Bernie Legge Award for the Arts in New Westminster, and, ultimately, he was elected by his peers and inducted into the British Columbia Entertainment Hall of Fame. An active member of the Vagabond Theatre for many years, he also cofounded the Royal City Musical Theatre Company in 1989 and served as its Artistic Director for 16 years. He loved to travelling, going on many cruises, making annual trips to Mexico, and several trips to India. Ed was a man who lived life to the fullest. Family, career, travel, and the entertainment world ﬁlled his life with joy and fulﬁllment. He said, “I’ve lived a good life. I have no regrets.” His legacy is one of inspiring excellence in, and a love for, the theatre. He was very appreciative of the care he received from Dr. Metzak and Dr. Ryerson (St. Paul’s), as well as great support from Fraser Health. A farewell gathering will be held at Massey Theatre, at 8th Street, and 8th Avenue in New Westminster at 1:00 on Saturday, May 11.
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Burnaby LANGLEY NR town fully reno’d 2474sf home on 5ac ppty, bsmt suite $1,150,000 604-825-3966 see uSELLaHOME.com id5582
OPEN HOUSE • Sun • 2:30-4:30 7950 Berkley, Bby Lk, 7BR, 4751sf Water & Mtn Views! $1,499,000. HIRA • Sutton • 604-318-9474
AVOID BANKRUPTCY Save up to 70% of your Debt. One affordable monthly payment, interest free. For debt restructuring on your terms not your creditors. Call 778-340-4002 or email PeterT@4pillars.ca
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TAX RETURNS - BOOKKEEPING Personal - Small Business Current - Delinquent 20 yrs exp. 604-420-1108
Houses - Sale
604.434.7744 • email@example.com
PARTIAL OCEAN view, 920sf 2br+den 2ba quiet condo, kids, pets ok. $309,000 778-294-2275 see uSELLaHOME.com id5575
LUXURY PET HOTEL @ YVR New customer special $27/ night restriction apply www.jetpetresort.com
Burnaby NOW • Wednesday, May 1, 2013 • A33
CULTUS LK gardener’s dream 1160 sf 2 br 1.5 ba rancher, a/c 55+ complex $63K 604-858-9301 see uSELLaHOME.com id5400
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
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
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
3418 Blueberry Drive, Whistler, BC. Bare Land approx 13,500 sq ft. Panoramic views from Whistler to Mt. Currie. - $1,747,000 - email: firstname.lastname@example.org
OWN THE land, Chilliwack, 1092sf, 2bdrm rancher style mobile home, kids OK, $179,900 604-824-7803 see uSELLaHOME.com id5541
Out Of Town Property
NOVA SCOTIA’S Eastern Shore. Waterfront Lots for Sale Excellent Climate Near the Atlantic Ocean. Three Bedroom House for Sale or Rent www.sawmilllanding.com. email@example.com 1-902-522-2343 1-902-328-4338.
HATZIC LAKE Swans Point, 1 hr from Vanc incl lot & 5th wheel ski, fish, $134,500. 604-209-8650 see uSELLaHOME.com id5491
OCEAN FRONT boat access only 2 yr old 1600sf 3br 2.5ba 30min from W Van $799K 778-998-9141 see uSELLaHOME.com id5424
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1 BR’s $900-$950 2 BR’s $1150-$1300 Cameron St, Bby, great location! Lougheed mall, Rec center, schools & transit. Available Now 604-420-8715, 604-221-7720 604-420-6507 www.lougheedproperties.com BBY • GOV’T & LOUGHEED. 2 BR Garden Apt, fireplace, W/D Hookup, Sec prkg & entry. Extra prkg. Onsite Manager. By skytrn. Lease. $1000. Avail now. NS/NP. 604-585-8500 or 604-802-0246 700 PARK CRESCENT New Westminster, 1 & 2 BEDROOM $925 & $1300. Adult friendly building. visual intercom, gated parking. Near shops & bus. Includes hotwater & storage. Sorry No Pets!! Call 604-522-3391
1BDRM/1BTH APARTMENT on River. 5 appl., balc.,very private, parking, security, n/s, n/p, Ref. req’d $1,100/ Mo. plus elec. No Pets. Call: (778) 847-9468
COQ HOWIE Ave, 1 BR, Includes heat. Avail immediately. PETs welcome. ★ Call 604-626-6501 COQ PRESTIGIOUS; WESTWOOD PLATEAU, BRAND NEW not your average apt but a luxurious 1200 sqft living space. 2 BR, 2 baths, F/P, covered patio, h/w flrs, kitchen is fully loaded with high end appls, solid granite counter tops, enste w/d. Close to to shops, bus, schools, golf, Avail May 1. $1550. 604-469-6990
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.
3BDRM/2BATH "Lougheed Lodge" 9502 Erickson Drive, Burnaby. Centrally located 5 minutes west of Lougheed Mall and Lougheed Skytrain. Corner Suite/dishwasher/large balcony. Approx 1400 sq.ft. Includes Heat/Hot water/Hydro/Storage locker. Laundry facilities/Fulltime Caretakers & Maintenance staff. Sorry, No Pets - $1,700 Monthly. **604-307-3533** firstname.lastname@example.org
BALMORAL STREET Suites Available
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
office: 604-939-2136 cell: 604-727-5178
NEW WEST. 1 BR Reno’d. New Appls, Flooring, Fixtures, Paint. Prof. mgmt. From $790. Call (604) 724-8353. PORT COQUITLAM 2 BR APT, $815, quiet complex, no pets. Call 604-464-0034
POCO, 2 BR Apt, in very quiet 6 unit bldg. Coin laundry. $875/mo incls heat. Avl May 1, N/P. 604-941-4877 or 604-240-2562
Marine View Manor
1218 5th Avenue, New West 1 BR from $900. Nice views! Extra lrg stes, renov’d with new paint, hardwd or laminate flrs. Rent incl heat & h/w, cls to skytrain. Sm pets considered.
Call Danny 604 728-2086
VILLA MARGARETA 320-9th St, New West
Suites Available. All Suites Have Balconies. Undergrd Parking Available. Refs Required. Small Pet Ok. Bayside Properties Services
604-939-4903 778- 229-1358
CALYPSO COURT 1030 - 5th Ave, New West Near Transportation & Douglas College. Well Managed Building.
NEW WESTMINSTER, 1 BR Apt, $745/mo
Incls heat, hot water, cable & parking. Near schools, shops, bus & Sky train. Avail IMMEDIATELY or May 15th. Cats ok! Deposit req’d. Call 604-521-2884 New Westminster
1 BR + Den. New Carpet and just painted. Avail Now or June 1. $750. Lease and excellent references a must. Michelle Dodimead ACD Realty (604) 521-0311
Move In Bonus 810 ST. ANDREWS ST. 315 AGNES ST. NEW WESTMINSTER
1 Bdrm from $820
office: 604- 936-1225
1010 6th Ave, New West Suites Available. Beautiful atrium with fountain. By shops, college & transit. Pets negotiable. Ref required.
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.
BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES
CALL 604 525-2122
Spacious suites, Sky train nearby, close to shopping and parks.
1021 HOWIE ST. 1116 HAMILTON ST. NEW WESTMINSTER 1 bdrm from $850 2 bdrm from $1056 Spacious suites, Skytrain nearby, close to shopping and parks.
555 Cottonwood Ave, Coq
Large units some with 2nd bathroom or den. On bus routes, close to S.F.U. & Lougheed Mall.
CALL 604 715-7764
JUNIPER COURT 415 Westview St, Coq
Close to Lougheed Mall, all Transportation Connections, Schools & S.F.U.
office: 604-939-8905 KING ALBERT COURT 1300 King Albert, Coq
Close to Transportation, Schools & S.F.U.
1985 Woodway Place & 5051 Lougheed Highway Spacious suites with large windows and open balconies 1 Bedroom + Den from $1220 2 Bedroom from $1205 Heat/HW Incl., Outdoor Pool Near SkyTrain No Pets
Call 604.293.2239 www.austeville.com
NEW WEST very lge quiet 1BR apt, h/w flrs, nr shops/bus, ns, np. $850. Now/Jun 1. 604-524-4775
ROYAL CRESCENT ESTATES
22588 Royal Crescent Ave, Maple Ridge
office: 604-463-0857 cell: 604-375-1768
S. BBY- Highgate Area
view this & other properties @ www.acdrealty.com
102-120 Agnes St, N.West
WHITGIFT GARDENS 550 Cottonwood Ave., Coq.
(incl. heat, h/w, parking) Indoor pool, near Lougheed Mall, SFU, public transit, schools
Duplexes - Rent
BBY 5 BR reno hse, nr Can Way/ Imperial, nr amens/schols, w/d. $2300+util. May 1. 778-837-4101 BBY S, 3 BR w/bsmt, 5 appls, 2 bth, $2100. Avail May 1. NS/NP. 604-539-1959 or 604-612-1960 POCO / COQ Centre, Reno’d Family home, 3 BR up & 1 BR bsmt, all appls, garage, f/yrd. $1900 + utls. N/P. 604-931-6317
Coq./Poco/ Port Moody
POCO Nicely furn BR/bathroom, shr nr new t/h w/working female. Suit n/s fem/student/working person. $500+ DD. 778-838-7981
BBY 12 Ave/6th St. 1 BR, locked yrd. $750 incls utls. Nr bus & amen, now, N/s N/p. 604-520-3235
739 PRINCESS ST
Spectacular, large 2 BR Condo. Absolutely stunning 270 degree views. 2 bathrooms, 2 parking and great adult oriented building. Available now or June 1. $1795. No pets, non smokers. Lease and perfect references a must. Al Dodimead ACD Realty 604 521-0311 View this & other properties @ www.acdrealty.com
New Westminster 1 Br. Apt., $800/mo., Large Balcony, Updated, Near Transit & Amens. Small Pet Available OK.
1st of month
St Andrews Street Call 604.202.2420
(Coquitlam Centre area)
BBY HIGHGATE Bright bachelor. N/s, n/p, no w/d. $550 incl hydro/ cable. Av Jun 1. 604-522-6773 BBY HIGHGATE new home 2 BR bsmt ste, w/d. N/s, n/p. $1200 + 25% utils. May 1. 604-710-7886 BBY ROYAL OAK, 1 BR g/lvl, 500 sqft, n/s, no w/d, $700 incls utils, Avail Jun 1, 604-738-2531 BBY S. Lrg 950sf g/l 1 BR, priv W/D & entry, NS/NP. $875 incls utils. Very nice. 604-526-7335 BBY SFU, 2 BR bsmt ste, 1200sf, f/bath, bright & clean, share washer, prkg, Suits 2. $850 + 50% utils. NS/NP. 604-421-1196
2BDRM/1BTH HIGHGATE Village Burnaby 800 sq ft. Ground level utilities/Laundry incl. Great location $1,100 Monthly. Call: (778) 898-2426 COQ. 1 BR, sh’d W/D, patio, pool, on greenbelt. No pets. $750/mo incl hydro/cable. 604-939-4535 COQ; SORRENTO Dr. 1000+sf, 2 BR bsmt ste avail Now. NS/NP. $850 incls utls. 604-939-2845 POCO. BRIGHT 1 BR, full bath, gas f/p. Ns/np, w/d. $675/mo + 35% utils. May 1. 604-931-0675
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.
Electrical Installations; Renos and Repairs. Member of BBB. www.nrgelectric.ca 604-520-9922 Electrical • Power • Lighting New or Renovations. Insured. Lic #18870 • 604-728-4336 YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guar’d. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899
ALARM 604-463-7919 Systems Ltd.
* RENOS * Bsmt refinish * Drywall * Bath Tiles * Windows * Doors * Stairs. Call Norm 604-437-1470
West Coast Cedar Installations New, repaired or rebuilt ★ Fences & Decks ★ 604-435-5755 or 604-788-6458
Artistry of Hardwood Floors
Refinish, sanding, install, dustless Prof & Quality work 604-219-6944 INSTALLATION REFINISHING, Sanding. Free est, great prices. Satisfaction guar. 604-518-7508
8125 SERVICE & PARTS. Licenced & Insured. Washers, Dryers, Stove, Fridge, Dishwashers. 604-346-8925
BBY, METROTOWN. 3-6519 Nelson Ave., Brand New, 2 lvl, 1200 sqft, 2 BR, 2.5 baths, 2 pkg, Avail May 1, N/P allowed, leased req. $1700. (604) 649-8909 COQ 1BR $760 & 2 BR $995 apts, quiet complex, incls hot water, laundry facils, free parking, nr amens, No pets. 778-323-4317
* HOUSE & Home Cleaning * We are Licensed, Bonded & Insured. $25/hr. 604-700-9218
A1 Steve’s Gutter Cleaning & Repair from $98. Gutters vacuumed/hand clean. 604-524-0667 PRESSURE WASHING, Gutter Cleaning and Repairs Call George • 778-859-7793
HANDY ANDY Handyman services. Odd Jobs. (WHATEVER). 604-715-9011
HANDYMAN Int & Ext repairs & reno’s. Carpentry, Kitch & Bath, Plumbing. Walter 604-790-0842
'you’ve tried the rest, now try the best.' Move ins - move outs, weekly, monthly We guarantee our work. References gladly given. Try our $60 cleaning 604-716-8631
Actual Plumbing & Heating, Boilers, Furnaces, Tankless, Hotwater tanks, 24/7, Seniors Disc, Lic., BBB, 604-874-4808
A QUALITY CLEANING exp res /comm. low rate’s senior’s disc 778.239.9609 or 778.998.9127
Akasha Turf Grass Mngt complete lawn restoration, aeration & fert. Res/Comm. $79. 526-6305
EUROPEAN QUALITY Housecleaning, reliable, exp , ref’s avail, also Move In or Out, 604 760-7702 TWO LITTLE LADIES. For all your cleaning needs. Lic’d & Insured. Call 778-395-6671
AKAL CONCRETE. Renos, driveways, stairs, floors, forming, landscaping. 778-881-0961 DALL’ANTONIA CONCRETE Seniors discount. Friendly, family business, 40+ yrs. 604-240-3408 Piattelli Concrete, Specialist in Removal, Replace, Forming, Exposed Aggregate, Sidewalks, Driveways, 35yrs Exp. Free Est. Thomas 604-897-5071
−Augering −Water & Sewer line repair & replacement −Sumps −Drain Tile −Concrete Work −Foundation, −Excavation −Retaing Walls −Site restored Call Ron 778-227-7316 or 604-568-3791
Lawn & Garden
★ Res & Comm ★ 35 Yrs Exp.
Lawn & Garden
A & W Landscape • Tree & Hedge, Clean-up, Power Wash, Seniors Disc. Al @ 604-783-3142
ANDREW’S Lawn Cutting & Trimming. Reasonable rates. Free Estimates ★ 778-773-2703
LAWNS CUT, power raking, hedge trim, pruning, gardening, fertilizing, yard clean-up. (604) 773-0075.
S Johnson Garden & Lawn Care services. BCLNA member. Please call 604 753 9529.
Moving & Storage
AFFORDABLE MOVING 1 to 3 Men
1, 3, 5, 7 or 10 Ton $ From
We accept Visa, Mastercard & Interac Licenced & Insured Local & Long Distance
FREE ESTIMATES Seniors Discount
B&Y MOVING Experienced Movers ~ 2 Men $55 ~
Over 10 yrs. Exp. • Licenced & Insured • Professional Piano Movers
ABE MOVING & Delivery and Rubbish Removal $35/HR per Person • 24/7 604-999-6020 AMI MOVING ★ 5 ton cube. Starting at $49/hour. Local & long distances. 24/7 ★ 604-617-8620 EXP PROF movers fully equip, piano specialist. Evening moves available. George 778-875-8202 LARA MOVING. Rubbish removal. Honest, reliable. Afford. rates! (604) 562-4537. TLL MOVING Local & Long Distance. Good Rates. Licensed & Insured. Call 778-389-6357
Exterior • Interior Residential • Comm. • Strata WCB Insured • BBB
Residential & Commercial Landscape Maintenance • Lawn Mowing • Gardening • Power Rake • Hedge Trim • Tree Pruning • Lawn Repairs • Yard Clean-up Garden Designing & Installation.
Free Est. 604-779-6978
Fully Insured 20 yrs. exp. • Free Est. Call 604INTERIOR & EXTERIOR SPECIALS 10% OFF
GARDEN GROOMER Garden Maintenance Lawn Care
• Lawn Cutting • Power Raking • Rototiling & Pruning • Hedge Trimming • Power Washing • Open to odd jobs Free Est, Established Since 1997 Licensed Business, Business, reasonable reasonable rates
CLIFF 604.931.0825 WILDWOOD LANDSCAPING Hedge Trimmimg & Tree Pruning & Hedge Removal Spring Clean Up Lawn Restoration. Planter Box, Garden Installation. Comm/Strata/Res Free Estimates. 604-893-5745
DRYWALL Reliable Work
ALL YOUR electrical & reno needs. Lic’d electrician #37940. Insured, bonded & WCB. Free est Reasonable rates 604-842-5276
Bayside Property Services Office: 604-432-7774
Houses - Rent
BBY 1 BR, fully furnished, $650 incls utils, nr Edmonds skytrain/ bus/schl, n/s, n/p. 604-524-0998
Contact Alex 604-999-9978
1 BR $775, 2 BR $950 3 BR $1,150
BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES
Renovated high rise, concrete building. Suites available. Very close to Metrotown, Skytrain & Bonsor swimming pool. Rent includes heat, hot water. Refs req’d.
6880 Balmoral St. 1 BR from $880/month 2 BR $1100/month Close to skytrain, incls heat & h/w. Newly reno’d large suites with balonies. Call Dan 604-728-2086
BBY, NORTH. Clean 2 BR, g/lvl. Nr SFU. Big back yard. Nice area. N/s, N/p. Immed. 604-253-0168
552 Dansey Ave, Coq Extra Large 2 Bedrooms. Close to Lougheed Mall and S.F.U.
Large units. Close to Golden Ears Bridge. Great River view!
CALL 604 715-7764
BEST PAINTING. Repair drywall. Repaint Specialist. Interior/Ext. Free estimates. 604-724-9953 SADAKA PAINTING Int/Ext, power washing. Call Zoran (604) 723-0502
ASPHALT PAVING Driveway, Walkway & Parking Lot
Garage Apron / Speed Bump / Pot Hole Commercial & Residential
A Gardener & A Gentleman Lawn, Garden, Tree svcs. Pruning, Yard Clean-up, Junk. 319-5302
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HOME SERVICES 8205
Renovations & Home Improvement
ALLEN ASPHALT concrete, brick,
10% Off with this Ad! For all your plumbing, heating & reno needs. Lic Gas Fitter, Aman. 778-895-2005 Actual Plumbing & Heating, Boilers, Furnaces, Tankless, Hotwater tanks, 24/7, Seniors Disc. Lic. BBB, 604-874-4808
PRESSURE WASHING, SIDING, gutters, tile, roof, treat moss. Gill, 604-897-4204, 604-599-4204
AFFORDABLE QUALITY ROOFING LTD.
drains, foundations, walls, membranes 604-618-2304/ 820-2187
P-WAT CONSTRUCTION Custom Homes, New Framing, Renos, Additions, Kitchens, Bathrooms, Sundeck, Fences. Great ref, 20+ years experience, Free Estimate. 604 506 7062 email: email@example.com Complete Bathroom Renovations Kitchens, Cer.Tiling, Attics, Bsmnt Stes. Call 604-521-1567 CONCRETE FORMING & framing crew specialist available 604-218-3064
FAIRWAY PAINTING 604 729-1234 High United Construction New build, renos, drywall, tile, stucco, plumbing, patio cover. Big/small. Randy 604-250-1385
www.RenoRite.com Bath, Kitchens, Suites & More Save Your Dollars! 604-451-0225
Need a Gardener?
Trusted since 1986! A+ Rating - BBB Residential/Commercial 25 Years workmanship warranty Call for FREE ESTIMATE & SPRING PROMOTION A+
DELUXE Quality work by Qualiﬁed Rooﬁng Professionals. Free Estimates 24 Hour Repairs Gutters Skylights Cedar - Duriod - Torch-On Systems
All work Guaranteed!
Family owned & operated since 1989
Find one in the Home Services section
TODAY'S PUZZLE ANSWERS
A EASTWEST Roofing & Siding Reroofing, Gutter, BBB Member, 10% disc, Seniors Disc, 604-783-6437
A-1 Contracting & Roofing ReRoofing & Repair. WCB. 25% Discount. Jag, 778-892-1530
10% Discount. WCB. Re-Roofing, New Roof, Gutters. 604-812-9721 AFFORDABLE QUALITY ROOFING All types. BBB, insured, references. www.affordablequalityroofing.com 604-984-6560
A to Z CERAMIC TILES Installation, Repairs, Free Est. 604 444-4715 cel 604 805-4319
604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 2H
2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited Affordable Luxury 35,600 kms. 2.4L GDI DOHC. $19,999. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (604) 794-3428.
Call 604.588.8733 www.ProTreeServices.ca
Wildwood Tree Services, Exp Hedge Trimming and Removal & Tree Pruning. Free Est. 604-893-5745
1997 ACURA CL, cool, leather, sunroof 146K kms, lady driven, $3950 obo 604-984-4490
Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks
2009 KIA Spectra, 4 dr, pwr group, 66K, grey on grey, a/c, cruise, $7,290. 604-439-9840.
9515 1997 LANDROVER Defender(s) 90, 5 spd diesel, mint, 160,000km, from desert $23,900 1-780-945-7945 604-926-7087 email@example.com
Sports & Imports
14 ALUMINUM DURABOAT, 25hp evinrude motor, fishing rods, incls trailer, $4500. 604-519-0075
2001 JAGUAR XJR, Just Serviced, new brakes/tires, exc. Cond. $12,500 firm, consider trade. 604-644-4440
Pro Tree Services * Quality Tree and Hedge Trimming,
Sports & Imports
CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES
$ BEST PRICE $ 604-754-8559 Res & Comm Rubbish Removal. Senior’s discount. Free metal p/u.
DC STUCCO. 20 years exp. Fast, friendly service. All types of Finishes & Repairs. 604-788-1385
SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL
BEN’S RUBBISH REMOVAL
Scrap Car Removal
JORDANI’S FREE SCRAP CAR REMOVAL. Top $$ for complete cars. 7 days/wk, 604-720-0067
Yard clean up + hedge trimming. Bby/NW areas. 778-859-8760
AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash paid for full sized vehicles. 604-518-3673
Home & Yard Clean Ups Residential/Commercial No Job Too Small Free Estimates- 7 Days/Wk Call Tony 604-834-2597 www.bulldogdisposal.ca
Pruning and Removals * Full range of Landscape Services available * Stump Grinding - Insured & Licensed
Roofing Experts 778-230-5717 Repairs/Re-Roof/New Roofs. All work Gtd. Free Est. BBB member
Bulldog Disposal Co
AMG ROOFING & SIDING
GREENGRINS We provide recycling services! Call: 778.384.3847 for information!
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Scrap Car Removal
#1 FREE Scrap Vehicle Removal Ask about $500 Credit!!! $$ PAID for Some 604.683.2200
1991 MERCEDES BENZ 300C. Auto, new tires. 111,000 km. Exc cond. $5,100 obo 604-786-6495
1992 SUBARU Loyal S/W, 4 cyl, auto, aircared, pwr grp, exc cond, all rec. $1800 obo. 604-433-3039 1997 TOYOTA Camry LE. 4 drs, 4 cyl, auto, a/c. Well maintained. Aircared. $3700. 604-936-1270
1989 19’ Bayliner Capri Blue, 2.3 litre IO Fresh water cooled, new windshield/canvas/swim grid, trailer. $8,375. 604-837-7564
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FX4 4X4 SUPERCREW ORIGINAL MSRP $54,519
BLUETEC DIESEL, #1199933
2004 NISSAN SENTRA SDN, #2499864 .......................... $5,888 2005 HYUNDAI ELANTRA SE SDN, #2581870.................... $6,500 2007 PONTIAC G5 SDN, #2749718........................................ $6,829 2006 CHEVROLET AVEO LS WGN, #2639702...................... $7,288 2007 FORD FOCUS SE SDN, #2703051................................ $7,888 2005 CHEVROLET COBALT SS CPE, #2531774 .................. $7,988 2008 PONTIAC MONTANA SV6, #2841693.......................... $9,488 2006 MITSUBISHI ENDEAVOR LS AWD, #2696486........... $9,910 2007 FORD RANGER SPT 4X2, #2711830A......................... $9,994 2008 TOYOTA YARIS SDN, #2899818 .................................... $9,988 2006 MAZDA3 GT SDN, #2691786 ..................................... $10,588 2007 MAZDA5 GS WGN, #2791620.................................... $10,588 2003 FORD EXPEDITION EB, #2315208 ............................ $10,888 2011 NISSAN VERSA SDN, #1191968 ............................... $11,488
2011 MERCEDES ML350
ECOBOOST, NAVIGATION, LOADED, #136477, ORIGINAL MSRP $59,559
#1302003 ORIGINAL MSRP $21,949
2008 BMW X3 AWD
LARIAT 4X4 SUPERCREW
2013 FOCUS SE
2010 KIA FORTE EX
2012 TOYOTA RAV 4 4WD
XLT 4X4 SUPERCREW
#126303 MSRP $51,949
#136010 ORIGINAL MSRP $32,199
2012 F250 XLT 4X4 SUPERCREW
2012 MINI COOPER
2007 HUMMER H3 4WD #2791962A
2011 TOYOTA CAMRY LE #1199972
2012 TOYOTA COROLLA #1291986
2008 MITSUBISHI ENDEAVOR LTD
2010 LINCOLN MKX AWD
2010 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon
2013 JEEP COMPASS SPORT 4WD
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2013 FUSION ECOBOOST
#133608 ORIGINAL MSRP $27,049
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#1309997 ORIGINAL MSRP $30,149
2013 ESCAPE SE 4WD ECOBOOST #1319013 ORIGINAL MSRP - $31,599
2013 EDGE SEL SPORT UTILITY
#1319949 ORIGINAL MSRP - $39,549
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