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Time to liven up streets? City looking at ways to expand vending, entertainment BY THERESA MCMANUS REPORTER

Things have come full circle at the New Westminster Police Soccer Camp. Those who were once students are now the teachers. Constables Lara Dewitt and Jen Deacon attended the camp as youngsters in the ’80s. Now, both have served three years with New Westminster Police and are back at the camp as coaches. “It started in ’81, and I was there shortly thereafter, and I went through until they kicked me out,” Dewitt said with a laugh. For Deacon, it was much the same. Both also came back as volunteer coaches in their teens. The 2011 soccer school wrapped on July 22 after a week of soccer fundamentals, games and demonstrations of police fire department equipment. Dewitt and Deacon said they decided to come back to coach for the same reason they wanted to go to the school when they were young – fun. Except instead of learning about passing and what’s inside a

New Westminster city council is looking at ways to liven up city streets. Council has expressed an interest in expanding the city’s street activity program, which was first developed in 1997 to allow street entertainment and some street vending to take place in designated places in downtown New Westminster. “The intent of the program was to enhance street vitality and create employment opportunities for small business operators, while ensuring no business was taken away from existing commercial tenants/owners,” a staff report to council states. “In 2009, the program was expanded to include locations in the downtown and to permit the sale of perishable foods.” After considering the issues, staff recommended that street entertainment (buskers) would remain at current locations in the downtown (excluding the esplanade), but some new regulations would be adopted. These include auditioning before being issued a permit, limiting their time to two hours at any one location and avoiding any “highrisk or unsafe performances,” such as juggling knives or flaming objects. Staff noted that there has been

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Growing up with soccer: Above, Const. Lara Dewitt attended the New Westminster Police Soccer Camp as a youngster in the 1980s and is now back as a coach. Below, Const. Bernard Florido and police dog Oso give a canine demonstration for camp attendees.

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Soccer camp: Officers return to inspire a new generation ◗ continued from page 1

police cruiser, Deacon and Dewitt get to teach a new generation. “I love my job. I love going to work every day. I love catching bad guys, but this is a week that’s a nice break from that. Instead of always dealing with the negative in people, you get to hang out with a bunch of kids who are here to have some fun,” Dewitt said “Just like us,” Deacon added. “It’s a fun week seeing the kids from start to finish and they have a blast. Just seeing the kids’ faces light up, everything is so cool and so new to them.” Dewitt decided she would one day wear a badge while attending the school, and now, she said, some of the students she is coaching have said the same thing. Dewitt said the highlight for this year’s campers was the police K-9 unit demonstration, though things have changed a bit from when it was her favourite activity at the camp. “When Jen and I were there, it was a big elaborate production. We would be on the field, and suddenly two police cars would come racing through the back lot. There would be fake gunfire. It was awesome,” Dewitt said. “A bad guy would come running across the field, and the dog would chase him and tackle him down. It was a big show, and, as kids, we didn’t realize that it wasn’t real.” And while the K-9 demo has been scaled back for safety reasons, some things have stayed the same, Deacon said, namely Det. Mike McFarlane and Const. Bruce “Chicken Legs” Ballingall as fixtures around the playing fields. Chief Const. Dave Jones has either been coaching or organizing at the school since he joined the force 25 years ago. Now in his first year as chief, Jones is a little bit more behind the scenes. “We’ve been doing it for 31 years, and we’ve almost got it right,” Jones said. “We’re always looking at ways to enhance it.” Jones said he sees a bright future for the school, and year after year, he is always impressed with the commitment of the people who come together to put it on. “A program doesn’t last 31 years without the support of a vast variety of people. I’m talking about sponsors and members and people who coordinate. No one person has run this by themselves for 31 years,” he said. And as long as parents keep lining up at 6 a.m. to register their kids, New Westminster police will be happy to oblige, he added. Jones said the camp is designed to do much more than teach five- to 12-year-olds how to kick a ball. It’s meant to start bringing young individuals together with the police in a positive way, just like it did for Dewitt and Deacon. “Soccer is a part of it, but there is another part, which is that interaction with police and volunteers in a fun setting. That’s what we’re looking for,” he said.

Fun times: Top, it wasn’t exactly hot, but that didn’t stop kids from enjoying a run through the spray of one of New Westminster fire department’s trucks. Above, Const. Bernard Florido gets taken down as Oso demonstrates his ability to attack a suspect by the arm. Friendly faces: Const. Jason Martens shows kids police dog Tyson during a visit to the soccer camp.

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Good dog: New Westminster Const. Harvey Sidhu and police dog Oso get ready for a demonstration of a police dog’s work for kids at the soccer camp.

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Public space: The area outside New Westminster SkyTrain station is being eyed as a possible location for vendors in the downtown neighbourhood.

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increasing interest in food and non-food vending within the entire city. Inquiries have come from hot dog vendors, painters/ artists, crafters selling homemade goods, a shoe polisher and a flower vendor. A report indicated that proposed changes to the existing street activity program would insist that the vendor not be within 60 metres of the entrance of a business selling a similar product and would expand to include locations outside downtown. If more than one applicant meets all the city’s requirements, a lottery would be held to select the vendor. Staff noted that vendors need to be in locations where there are a lot of pedestrians, where sidewalks are wide enough to accommodate pedestrians and vendors, and where vendors won’t conflict with parking meters or people’s access to parked vehicles. Currently, the street activity program includes vendors and entertainment on the esplanade, Hyack Square and New Westminster SkyTrain station on Eighth Street. Vendors, depending on the merits of the applications, can use some other downtown locations. Under the revised program, food or nonfood vendors would be considered outside the New Westminster and Columbia

SkyTrain stations, Hyack Square, outside the police station, at 351 East Colombia St. in Sapperton and at New Westminster Public Library plaza. While other locations in the downtown would be evaluated on their merits, the esplanade would be excluded. Coun. Betty McIntosh noted that an existing non-food vendor has been able to use the area outside the Fraser River Discovery Centre, but that area will be off limits under the proposed recommendations. While she agrees that food vendors shouldn’t be permitted at that location, McIntosh questioned why a non-food vendor wouldn’t be allowed. Coun. Bill Harper said River Market has been extremely concerned about food vendors as they compete with the market’s tenants. Lisa Spitale, the city’s director of development services, said the city didn’t allow any vendors on the esplanade before River Market closed for renovations. She said the assumption was that once the market reopened, the city would return to its practice of not allowing vendors on the esplanade. The changes proposed in the staff report won’t be implemented this year. Council tabled the report and will discuss it at a later date.

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A fire that destroyed a residential complex under construction in Richmond has provided some lessons for other municipalities considering six-storey wood frame buildings. A six-storey residential building that was under construction in Richmond was destroyed by fire in May. Richmond Fire-Rescue had to call in firefighters from other jurisdictions to help fight the blaze on Cambie Road. New Westminster’s development services and fire departments recently provided a staff report to city council about fire safety and other concerns about six-storey wood-frame building construction. They aren’t opposed to this type of construction but want the city to be aware of some concerns and ways of addressing those concerns. Frank Durante, the city’s manager of building inspections, said the provincial government enacted new regulations in 2009 that permitted mid-rise wood-frame buildings. The B.C. Building Code now includes provisions for mid-rise wood-frame buildings around matters such as sprinkling, height limitations, size limitations, exterior clad-

ding, hold-open devices for doors said these issues could be addressed when the city’s fire plan is updated. and more. Fire Chief Tim Armstrong said he “The code added extra conditions above what a four-storey would doesn’t want to scare council off from the concept of six-storey wood frame have,” Durante noted. According to Durante, a mid-rise buildings but wants them to be aware wood frame building has been built of some of the concerns about that in Kelowna and another has been type of construction. Coun. Bob Osterman said the city proposed in North Vancouver. “We have a preliminary one that would have to ensure that the fire department had access to has come in. It is across the all sides of six-storey woodstreet,” he said about a site frame buildings. near city hall. “It is in the “I can certainly see we preliminary stage.” have to be very, very careNew Westminster Fire ful for granting variances and Rescue has considered for the site, side yard varia number of issues around ances,” he said. “I’d be very this type of development. uncomfortable seeing a sixThe report cites issues such storey wood frame buildas the fire department’s abiling with a six-foot side yard ity to fight fires from the clearance to the next buildinterior and exterior, the Tim Armstrong ing.” ability for portable ladders fire chief Armstrong said a fire in to be used to fight fires, the lack of fire sprinkler systems in build- a six-storey building would tax the ings that are under construction, and fire department’s on-duty staffing the ability for the fire department resources pretty significantly. He noted that calling staff back to to have the equipment and staffing resources to respond to a fire in a six- work is becoming “more and more challenging,” something that recently storey building. “While it is understood that we prompted Richmond Fire-Rescue to have many buildings within the city ask New Westminster to assist with a that are as high or greater than six fire because it couldn’t get enough of storeys in height, most current build- its firefighters back to work. Durante said it doesn’t make sense ings exceeding four storeys in height are constructed of non-combustible to require sprinklers to be installed materials,” said a staff report. “Fire in buildings under construction for developing within higher wood various reasons, but a 24-hour fire frame structures will present addi- watch would help “mitigate a fire taking hold” because it would be tional challenges.” The head of the New Westminster discovered early. Fire and Rescue Service, however,

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Don’t let this long weekend turn to tragedy

when their life’s course is forever altered. For most of us, a major car accident Sometimes it means permanent injury is little more than a blip: an item on the – the loss of a limb, a spinal injury that evening news; the sound of a speeding leads to permanent paralysis, a ambulance passing by us in head injury that leaves an inditraffic; an update on a radio vidual with no ability to speak, show on the morning commute; or perhaps even to care for a road-side memorial with canTHE RECORD themselves. And those people, dles, notes and flowers slowly sadly, are the lucky ones: some die long fading away under the rain or sun. before emergency crews ever even arrive But for some, for those in the car or on the scene. on the bicycle or crossing the street at For the families and friends of those just the wrong second, that “blip” is injured or killed, there is only a lifetime the moment when everything changes,


ply being in the wrong place at the wrong time. The B.C. Day weekend is, historically, one of the most deadly periods on B.C. roads – as many as 1,800 crashes, on average, happen around the province on the long weekend. Some of those are minor fender-benders, but far too many result in death or permanent injury. This weekend, remember that a simple “blip” is all it takes to turn someone’s life – perhaps even your own – from ordinary to tragic.

ahead of wondering why such a thing has happened and wishing that anything could be done to change it. According to Transport Canada statistics, fatal motor vehicle accidents have actually decreased over the years. Stricter belt laws and child restraint rules no doubt have saved many lives; so too have crackdowns on drinking and driving. That’s great news, but the sad fact remains that far too many people still lose their lives for no reason other than innattention, or excessive speed, or sim-

Dog owners: Don’t be cruel to pets


lots, how often have you spotted don’t know of many who an animal left inside a vehicle weren’t enjoying the spate while their human is inside a of nice weather we just had store shopping or off revelling in – appeased that the sun stayed some form of summer fun? for a few days, at least. Each year, animal welfare Attendance at last weekend’s organizations respond to hunfair in Aldergrove – and at dreds of complaints about dogs community events around the left in hot cars. On a warm day, region, such as FraserFest in temperatures inside a parked car New Westminster – is a strong can quickly climb to well above indicator of just how anxious 38 degrees Celsius (100 degrees people are to get outdoors Fahrenheit). and have some fun Dogs can withstand in something other high temperatures than liquid sunshine. ROXANNE HOOPER for only a very short Thousands swarmed time before sufferto the weekend festivities, taking in the midway rides, ing irreparable brain damage or death. games, activities, and live enterTake an incident in Burnaby tainment. earlier this month, where a Good While I’m thrilled to see the Samaritan noticed a puppy community rejoicing at this family-oriented party, I want to send locked in a kennel in a car left sitting in direct sunlight at BCIT. out a little reminder to leave The distressed dog was barkyour four-legged family meming, and it did not appear to bers at home on such occasions. have any water. With the excepAdmittedly, it gets my dantion of the vehicle’s sunroof, der up to see some folks attend which was slightly ajar, the car these kinds of events, and was sealed for some two hours. they’re walking among the big The five-month-old puppy was crowds of people with a dog unresponsive and not breathing that is obviously scared, overby the time authorities arrived whelmed, distressed, hot – or all and broke her free of the swelterof the above. I don’t care how ing hot prison. well-trained the animal is or Despite efforts to resuscitate how much you love it. I don’t her, that dog could not be saved. even want to hear the excuses of Or what about the more separation anxiety or depression recent incident near Victoria, in that apparently plague pets. which an off-duty police officer If someone really loves his or left a 10-month-old German her dog, leave it at home when shepherd, which was being the mercury begins to rise. trained as a police dog, in a hot Now that leads me to a topic SUV for about three hours while that makes my blood boil. Wandering through parking ◗Dogs Page 7


A message to the thieves Dear Editor:

Attention power washer thieves: I just wanted to thank you very much for teaching me a valuable lesson. You guys are so sneaky, you trespassed onto my property, broke into my garage and stole my power washer, the whole time I was in the yard. You must be very proud of your accomplishments and have such a fulfilling life. Good for you! Thieves, I just wanted to let you know, that due to you being such pilferers (you might have to look that word up), I decided that this would be an amazing opportunity to inform my fellow Queen’s Park residents that there are very talented criminals around and they should shut their garage doors (day and night) and make sure that all their possessions in their yards should be locked up. How hard is it to put a chain and lock on a lawnmower or bike? We wouldn’t want to assist you imbeciles

obtaining easier purchases of drugs. Important information (Thieves, if you can read, you can skip this paragraph): Homeowners, make sure you have the ID numbers on all your expensive power tools, household accessories and recreational equipment. House insurance will cover items that have ID numbers. The police were very helpful in this matter and were delighted when I informed them that I do have the ID number for my power washer. Yeah, I did report it, losers. They also informed me that, due to this crime and others that you and your fellow degenerates have committed in New Westminster, they will be monitoring our neighborhood more closely. Thank you for helping make Queen’s Park a safer place to live. P.S. You forgot the hose, and knowing that you won’t get that tiny extra piece of crack makes me smile. Your mothers must be very proud of you. Name withheld, New Westminster


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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Wind energy is a good plan

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I was pleased to discover, and quite recently, that B.C. now gets some of its electricity from B.C. wind farms. B.C. was the last province in the country to get wind farms despite having some of the best locations for wind energy in the country. However, I was not nearly as pleased to find out how much electricity is flowing into our homes from coal-fired generators in the United States and Alberta. I do understand that buying cheap coal power from outside B.C. at night, when demand is low and the supply is high, helps to keep our B.C. electricity rates low (coal-burning plants are apparently difficult to shut down once they are at operating temperature, so they keep them running all the time). But if we’re purchasing coal power just because it’s cheap and available, aren’t we just as guilty of polluting the air as those who burned the coal? Energy from the wind is clean and free, and it’s not going to leave a big environmental problem for our kids and grandkids to sort out. The same cannot be said for the energy from burning coal. That should make it obvious which energy path we should be pursuing. Wind energy seems like an ideal energy source for B.C., and we’re fortunate to have it as one of our clean energy options. Marney Hogan, Langley

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It is critically important that all British Columbians are fully informed about the new deadline to submit their HST referendum ballots. We wrote to B.C.’s chief electoral officer to ask for a two-week

extension to the July 22 deadline because of the mail delays caused by the Canada Post lockout, and Elections B.C. agreed that an extension was necessary. The new deadline to return HST ballots is Friday, Aug. 5 at 4:30 p.m. However, this deadline is for ballots to arrive at Elections B.C., not to simply be postmarked by then, as one might expect. For this reason, we would encourage anyone who has not yet exercised their right to participate in this important decision for the future of B.C. to do so right away. We would also encourage people in rural communities to make use of the Service B.C. drop-off centres if possible. There are 60 locations throughout the province (, and dropping your ballot off reduces the risk it will not be delivered in time or get lost in the mail. It can take up to seven business days for mail to reach its destination within B.C. Together with our New Democrat colleagues, we have travelled around the province and met with countless people who think the HST is an unfair tax that was poorly implemented, and must be scrapped by voting “yes.” When we hear of the Liberals doling out hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars to their friends and insiders to help them sell the tax in a $7-million effort to save their political hides, we know British Columbians deserve better. Adrian Dix, leader, and Bruce Ralston, finance critic, New Democrat official Opposition

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he was out fishing. Fortunately, in this case, some other Good Samaritans stepped in when they heard the dog barking and yelping in distress, and put a tent over the SUV and began spraying it with cold water while waiting for help. I don’t care what the reasoning. There’s no excuse for such blatant stupidity, cruelty and downright animal abuse. Dogs are typically

among the most loyal friends a human can have. Given a smattering of affection, they’ll pretty much follow their owners to the end of the earth, and do anything to protect their human from harm. Too bad humans don’t reciprocate. Convicting the owner of animal cruelty seems too little, way too late. It’s not going to bring the dog back, and no punishment handed out in a Canadian court would ever be severe

enough to be a deterrent to others. So all I can do is plead with our readers: Next time you think about bringing your pooch along to a festival or other summer outing … Don’t. Leave your animal at home, where it can stay cool, well hydrated and comfortable. Roxanne Hooper is the assistant editor of the Langley Advance and Maple Ridge Times, sister papers of The Record.

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Wet mess: Sixth Street looked like “a river flowing down the street” after construction crews hit a water main on Thursday morning.

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City of New Westminster engineers resolved a water main break on Sixth Street that flooded basements of local businesses and forced the city to cut water service to the area on Thursday. “It was gushing out of the ground this morning when we came into work and (city engineers) were panicking, trying to figure out where it was coming from,” said James Crosty, owner of Root Source Inc. on Sixth. “It was like a river flowing

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Artist: ‘Ambassador to world peace’ laborated and recorded with other musicians across the globe. “World music brings everyone from every race together,” he explained. “Being a musician makes me an ambassador to BY STEFANIA SECCIA REPORTER world peace.” Khan believes in the power of music and sees a shift in the growLocal New Westminster resi- ing popularity of world fusion. “Music is my religion,” he dent Cassius Khan is the world’s first musician to sing and play added. “But Canada still needs to the tabla simultaneously, and he’s open its doors to world music.” His album, Mushtari – A Live going to be featured at an upcoming MusicFest Vancouver perfor- Concert, was recently nominated for the 2011 Western Canada mance. On Aug. 13 at Christ Cathedral Music Awards in the World Album of the Year catChurch at noon, egory. Khan’s voice and tabla “I’ve been very will reverberate off lucky and very blessed the stained glass win- “Music is my to work with so many dows. different musicians in “It’s my first perfor- religion. But my life, … and I’m mance for MusicFest Canada still honoured that I’ve (Vancouver),” he said. been nominated.” Khan, 37, was rec- needs to open Khan has been livognized by the City its doors to ing in New West with of Edmonton after his wife for the past receiving its Salute to world music. three years after leavExcellence Award and ing Edmonton. he made history as CASSIUS KHAN “We decided we the first Indian classi- Musician wanted to expand our cal ghazal (poetry in horizons,” he said. Urdu) and tabla player at the National Folk Alliance and “There’s a much bigger world music scene here. We’re very Canada Music Festivals. “I had a natural affinity happy.” He also offers classes in Indian towards rhythm,” he said as to why he was drawn to music. “I music. His Aug. 13 performance will had many dreams and hallucinations, when I was younger, about also feature Burnaby sitar player four wise gurus telling me to Mohamed Assani. To find out more, visit his learn this composition and learn website at www.cassiuskhan. this composition.” Khan has also toured for 30 com. For more on MusicFest years internationally as a tabla Vancouver, see www.musicfest player and vocalist. He’s also col-

Local musician will be among featured artists in upcoming festival

Music man: New Westminster resident Cassius Khan will be playing the tabla during an upcoming performance as part of MusicFest Vancouver. His show is set for Aug. 13. Khan, who moved here several years ago from Edmonton, says he’s had a lifelong affinity for rhythm, and dreamt of wise gurus who encouraged him to learn certain songs.

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Annual art ‘crawl’ set for mid-month Annual celebration of the arts in B.C. going on all month long in August BY CHRISTINA MYERS REPORTER

Artists and art-lovers alike, mark your calendars: this year’s Cultural Crawl is set for mid-August, and there’s plenty to see in New Westminster. Throughout August, cities around B.C. celebrate local artists with a variety of

exhibitions and demonstrations. For this year’s New Westminster Cultural Crawl, nearly 30 studios, galleries, homes and public presentations will display the artistic talents of the Royal City on Aug. 13 and 14. From watercolours to acrylics, photography and even artisan furniture, the crawl offers a variety of artistic mediums for local residents to enjoy, as well as a number of events to get involved in. Local studios and businesses involved include the Gabor Gasztonyi Studio, Kirkley Carswell Art Furniture, Heritage Grill, Irving House, the Arts Council

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Every year the population of homeless cats grows. 2011 has been declared “The Year of the Cat” by a broad network of cat welfare advocates. This year they are all working to bring attention to what governments, animal welfare organizations and individuals can do to improve the lives of Canada’s millions of cats. Every year, more and more cats flow into already crowded animal shelters. It is estimated that considerably less than half of all cats admitted

to shelters are ever adopted. Many never make it to a shelter and die painful deaths as strays or are mistaken as feral. For information on the cats featured, contact the Royal City Humane Society: or call 604-524-6447 For information on the dogs and rabbits featured, contact the New Westminster Animal Shelter: or call 604-519-2008.

Good Reasons to Adopt or Foster a Pet • Pet owners tend to be loyal, responsible, secure and committed to having positive relationships. The choice and treatment of pets often reflects a person’s values. • Pet owners are usually involved in the daily exercise of looking after their pets – through the fun and not-so-fun times – a sign of longterm commitment and a realistic outlook on relationships.

• Pet owners have better general health. Having the company of a pet is a major stress-buster. A pet can make you laugh or offer comfort. When stress is relieved there’s also a drop in tension – and that can make for a happier life. • Pet owners are more likely to have lower blood pressure and lower cholesterol, and are often more physically active. This can lead to a healthy, long-lasting life.

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Summer sizzlers


After the long rainy spring and early summer, the sun is finally shining. For book lovers, that means lazy hours reading on the beach, by a pool, or even in a patch of sunshine in your own backyard. Summer is the perfect time to enjoy a thriller that will keep you turning the pages until sunset. For a B.C. flavour, try Still Missing by Chevy Stevens. The debut novel from this Vancouver Island author features a woman held hostage by a psychopath for one terrifying year. Her ordeal will have you gripping your lawn chair in terror. For the beach, Maine by J. Sullivan Courtney and The Three Weissmanns of Westport by Cathleen Schine are made-toorder. Maine follows three generations of women in the Kelleher family during their annual pilgrimage to their seaside cottage. Tense family drama ensues as the four main characters struggle to get along. For something more light-hearted, Cathleen Schine’s novel is a humorous

but heartfelt modern-day retelling of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility. For non-fiction aficionados, sip a little history with your lemonade when you savour the saga of Second World War service men who crash into a jungle full of Stone Age tribesmen in Lost in Shangri-La: A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II by Mitchell Zuckoff. If biographies are more your style, kick back with From This Moment On by Shania Twain. Meanwhile, escape the heat and travel to the North Pole in The Magnetic North: Notes from the Arctic Circle by Sara Wheeler. And what summer reading list would be complete without the season’s most sizzling blockbusters? Smokin’ Seventeen by Janet Evanovich, Against all Enemies by Tom Clancy, One Summer by David Baldacci, and Carte Blanche by Jeffrey Deaver are all sure to please fans. Still unsure about what books to pack on your vacation or stay-cation? Drop by the library and ask one of our librarians for more suggestions.

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Renowned Royal City artist Angie Au Hemphill will be running a solo exhibition, dubbed From Streetside to Countryside – with scenes from Vancouver, Whistler, the U.K. and Italy – at the Arts Council Gallery in Queen’s Park. The show runs from from Aug. 2 to 28, with a

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.C. Day is coming up on Monday, Aug. 1, a day on which we take some time to honour our province, its past, present and future. A couple of little bits from our Royal City history seem to be in order to mark this date. There has been a lot of coverage of the New Westminster Fire and Rescue Services’ 150th anniversary this year, but an additional comment about the early Hyack firehall is appropriate. This hall sat on Columbia Street between Sixth Street

and Church Street, though closer to Church, on the same side as today’s police station. Over its lifetime, it became to the town and its residents far more than just a fire hall. Many important meetings were held in this hall, as well as performances and concerts, parties and gatherings, events of social and cultural importance. It was a welcoming place for special visitors to the city, a place to gather after a funeral, before moving on to the cemetery, and even a place for early oral school exams, at which family and friends attended to see how students did on particular subjects. Because this was a relatively small, simple wooden structure, it seemed to disappear among the larger multi-storeyed, brick and stone structures that sur-

Keg site with some small buildings and businesses on Columbia and Eighth completing the scene. What was being contemplated at the time is not the curious part of this item, but rather the extent of coverage of what was being considered. The city was to install on a tall pole a 450-candlepower lamp, very powerful for its day, at the Eighth and Front waterfront spot where it would serve as a welcoming direction beacon for incoming shipping. It was considered that it would also cast useable light for the whole area from Front Street to Begbie Street effectively lighting up the entire corner. Today lighting such as this is commonplace, but in 1886 this would have been hugely dramatic. Happy B.C. Day!

What’s up in the city this weekend?

We’re continuing with our popular Top 5 Things to Do feature. Here are our staff’s picks for this weekend. Get into the groove at the 12th Street Musical Festival, which features a variety of performers on four stages. Join in the fun which takes place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 31 on


12th Street between Sixth and 10th avenues. Get into the swim of things at one of the local outdoor pools. Moody Park and Hume Park are both home to pools, while Grimston Park has the city’s only wading pool. If the skies are grey, head inside for a swim at Canada Games Pool.


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Now comes the hard part. The New Westminster Salmonbellies got by the first round of B.C. Junior Lacrosse League playoffs, downing the persistent Delta Islanders 11-7 in Game 4 of their best-of-five semifinal series at Ladner Arena on Wednesday. Daniel McQuade got back into the lineup and made an immediate impact, scoring New Westminster’s first two goals after Delta had opened the scoring in the last three playoff outings. McQuade finished with a game-high seven points, including an assist on Brandon Goodwin’s hat trick goal and eventual game-winner late in the middle period. The victory gave New Westminster the playoff series win 3-1 over Delta. The Salmonbellies will now await the outcome of Saturday’s Game 3 between the Coquitlam Adanacs and the Victoria Shamrocks. The undefeated A’s currenty lead that best-of-five series 2-0 following lopsided wins over the fourthplace ’Rocks. Game 3 is at the Poirier Recreation Centre in Coquitlam on Saturday. Game begins at 2:30 p.m. In Ladner, Frankie Scigliano was stellar in goal, stopping 48 Islander shots as Delta outshot the visitors by a wide margin 55-43, including 21-12 in a desperate attempt to comeback in the final frame. Right-siders Tyler Digby and Keegan Bal both had big nights. Digby tallied his second consecutive hat trick, while Bal accounted for five points, including

WLA’s bumper crop of rookies BY TOM BERRIDGE SPORTS EDITOR

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A blur of finesse: New Westminster Salmonbellie righthander Keegan Bal, in white, had two goals and three assists in a Game 3 loss to Delta on Tuesday. Bal garnered another five points in Wednesday’s 11-7 win over the Islanders, giving him a total of 14 points in four playoff games to date. his second power-play goal in the post season. Goodwin also collected five points on the left side, while partner Mark Negrin had a pair of goals in the game. “I think we’re playing well right now,” said New Westminster head coach Dan Perreault. But getting into the B.C. junior finals is the least of New Westminster’s worries. Now comes the seemingly impossible task of defeating the juggernaut Adanacs in a seven-game final series. New Westminster met the A’s three times in regular season play and came out on the losing side in each outing. The first was a 9-4 loss in the league opener.

Nanaimo was the last The other two games, coming a week apart in team to score in double mid-June, appeared closer digits against the defending Minto Cup champs. than they really were. No team has scored On June 8 in Coquitlam, more than five the A’s jumped points against out to a 7-1 the A’s since lead and coasted to a 10-8 “I’m comfortable June 26. In fact, result against has the goaltend- with the way we Victoria barely made an ing of Brandon played them.” impact on the Mulligan scoreline in its and Spencer DAN PERREAULT two outings England. New Westminster coach to date in the The folplayoff semilowing week, finals, losing the junior Salmonbellies surrendered 18-4 and 15-2 in back-tosix unanswered goals in the back weekend games. But Perreault believes final period and lost a 10-6 outcome with Scigliano in the closer a team comes to the net at Queen’s Park a Minto Cup appearance, the less predictable are the Arena. Since then, Coquitlam outcomes. “I’m comfortable has been barely touchable.

with the way we played (Coquitlam),” said Perreault. “I think it’s going to be a series that comes down to good defence and good goaltending. … But it’s a seven-game series and it starts with Game 1.” That opening game could come as early as Wednesday, Aug. 3, if the Adanacs sweep the Shamrocks on Saturday. “You work hard all year for a opportunity to get into the western final. It’s what we wanted to have and we’re looking forward to the challenge,” Perreault said. “Anything can happen in a series. We know what is ahead is the Minto Cup, which everyone strives for.”

More lacrosse near and far this holiday weekend Queen’s Park Arena will be the venue for the B.C. Intermediate provincial lacrosse championships this weekend. New Westminster must be considered the favourite in the A division, having won the regular season convincingly with a 21-3-0 record. In the B division, New Westminster, runnerup to North Division winner Coquitlam, both with 15-3-0 records, should be the frontrunners in the other category. The provincials kick off today (Friday) with New West taking on Port Coquitlam at 9 a.m. The intermediate A Salmonbellies play the night game at 8 p.m. against their crosstown nemesis from Coquitlam. A full slate of A and B games run Saturday

and Sunday, with the first game starting at 9 a.m. and the last match scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m. The medal games will take place all day on the B.C. Day holiday Monday, beginning with the B division consolation final at 8:30 a.m. The gold-medal finals kick off in the afternoon, with the B final set for 3 p.m. and the A final to follow at 5:30 p.m.

National jamboree in Ontario

The B.C. peewee and bantam boys’ teams will be back East in Whitby, Ont. for the annual Commissioners national lacrosse championship jamboree, running from July 31 to Aug. 6. Nicholas Hannay, Erik Maas and William Malcolm will represent New Westminster on

the peewee provincial squad,. Royal City runners Nolan Duncan, Max Gerhardt, Nathan Macedo, Ryan Wilkinson and goalie Laiton Manuel dominate the boys’ bantam B.C. team.

Junior B provincials this week

The provincial junior B lacrosse championships will be hosted by Kamloops this weekend. League champion Port Moody Thunder will represent the Lower Mainland against Thompson/Okanagan champion Kelowna Raiders and Vancouver Island representative Cowichan Valley Thunder. The host Kamloops Venom will round out the four-team tourney July 29 and 30.

This season’s Western Lacrosse Association rookie of the year race could be one of the most intriguing in a long time. The Burnaby Lakers, which held three of the this season’s first-round draft picks, are holding a clutch of possible first-year contenders. Although first overall pick Matt Beers of last year’s Minto Cup-winning Coquitlam Adanacs was sidelined with an injury all this season, third overall Colton Clark appears to hold the upper hand at this stage of the game. Clark, a late season trade last year to the New Westminster Salmonbellies from Nanaimo, has fit in nicely with Burnaby’s rebuilding club. The 6-3 righthander currently leads the senior A team in scoring and is ninth overall in the league with 19 goals and 32 assists, including two game-winners. But perhaps more importantly, Clark has become an integral part of the Lakers’ league-best power play. Together with sophomore leftsider Dane Stevens and Scott Tinning, Clark has helped the Lakers special teams go from fifth last season to first overall with a 38.78 per cent scoring average on the power play. Clark currently has six goals while on power and a league-high 17 assists. Stevens, a fourth overall pick in 2010, leads the WLA with 16 power-play markers. Tinning has put up another 18 points with Burnaby enjoying the extra man. Another equally strong contender is Burnaby’s third-round steal, Dan Lewis, who has the fourthbest numbers among WLA goalies to date and has arguably played as well or better down the stretch than any one of the first-years, and is steadily improving with each additional outing. Lewis, the Bunaby NOW’s pick as MVP at last ◗Rookie Page 18

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One shoe off: Team B.C. midget player Kyra Bradley, middle, keeps working despite a footwear malfunction against Team Atlantic at the girls’ nationals.

Lacrosse game comes with a learning curve for girls BY TOM BERRIDGE SPORTS EDITOR

Last season, Xenia Dumont wasn’t really sure if she was good enough to play for Team B.C.’s bantam girls’ lacrosse team. Fast forward one year and the 14-year-old St. Thomas More Collegiate student is doing just nicely, helping the provincial girls’ team to a share of first place at the Canadian national championships being held at Queen’s Park Arena this week. Dumont has scored four goals and added two assists for B.C.’s to date, and was in the lineup for the gold-medal game against Ontario played Thursday (after Record deadlines). “I didn’t try out last year because, I don’t know, I was on the younger side,” said Dumont after scoring a goal in B.C.’s 3-2 loss to Ontario on Monday. “I lost a lot of confidence playing. I felt I was never doing something right. … I guess I changed.” Part of that change was accepting the challenge of making the B.C. team. New Westminster coach Naomi Walser, an assistant with the B.C. girls’ midget team, said teaching the finer points of the game to the girls takes different methods.

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“Girls don’t generally showboat with their stick like the boys do. So with a lot of girls, we start with stick skills,” said Walser, who grew up playing lacrosse in Ontario before settling on the West Coast 15 years ago. “(Girls) are learning to be fluent with both hands.”

What’s interesting is watching the dynamic unfold and how girls react when they know they can do a skill well, Walser said. “When (learning) comes, it opens up a whole new opportunity for adventure for them,” she said. The proof is evident.

year’s Minto Cup championships in Coquitlam, has posted an 8.32 goals against average and a .825 save percentage, despite recording a 4-6-1 record in his first season in the senior league. Last week in Victoria, Lewis was easily the team’s best player again, stopping 55 shots in an 11-6 loss. His asset to the team is not just restricted to stopping the ball either, as he has contributed to the Burnaby offence as well, assisting on 11 Laker goals in 13 games. Lewis also leads the Lakers in three-star balloting after last weekend’s third-star mention against the Shamrocks. Another first-year keeper that is bound to garner votes is 6-7 former Burnaby junior Brodie MacDonald, a second overall draft pick of the Langley Thunder. In 12 games this season, MacDonald has a 5-

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2-2 record, while posting an 8.74 goals against and a .818 save percentage. MacDonald is currently seventh overall in threestar voting, one point ahead of Lewis. Chris Seidel, a backup to Lewis with the junior Adanacs last season, has a 5-3 record with the Maple Ridge Burrards, which took him third overall in the 2011 draft. Fourth overall pick Robbie Campbell has put up a point a game in 13 outings this season for the senior Adanacs and has five goals on 16 shots coming out of the back end. Second-rounder Riley Loewen of Burnaby hasn’t really lit the senior league on fire after a stellar junior career, but is currently in 21st place in WLA scoring with the Maple Ridge Burrards. Other picks with their star on the rise are thirdround Langley defender Nick Bilic, who has played in all 16 games for the Thunder. The former

Burnaby junior has five goals on 15 shots, including one game-winning tally. Burnaby’s first-round, fifth overall pick, Scott Jones, while getting into the Laker lineup late this season, has six goals in his first nine games, including three on the power play. But perhaps the player who will garner the most attention from just a halfdozen WLA games this season is 2010 first overall pick Kevin Crowley. The former New Westminster junior star sat out last season before being dealt to the senior Salmonbellies from Burnaby in the offseason. In just six games to date, Crowley, who plays pro field lacrosse back east as well, has scored 14 times, including three game-winners, while averaging four points per outing. Crowley has also been named a game star in all but two of the six league games he’s played to date.

Laurette Ticong of New Westminster shared a surprising under-15 girls’ title at Basketball B.C.’s Step Up Your Game 3-on-3 basketball tournament in Richmond last week. Playing with friends Leilani Carney, Dyniel Rabang and tournament MVP Nikko Sahagun, the Suns went 6-0, beating Deja Vu 8-5 in the tournament final.

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Cancer June 21-July 22: Start nothing new before Aug. 26. Stick with ongoing projects and relationships, or reprise past ones. (An acquaintance from the past might contact you.) The weeks ahead hold good money luck, especially in the spheres of property, family and friends. (Friends and conventions are excellent conduits to employment or more clients his year – to June 2012 – if you’re seeking. But wait until Aug. 26 onward to seek the new. ) That money luck might “show up” Sunday, Monday or Thursday. Wednesday starts seven weeks of sexual magnetism! Romance (only) beckons Friday/Saturday. Leo July 23-Aug. 22: Careful until Sept. 19 – legal matters can work against you. In far travel, international, cultural, educational and ethical areas, work with institutions and civil servants – otherwise, these zones can restrict or burden you. For the immediate few weeks ahead – to Aug. 26 – avoid starting any major new project. (Then, from Aug. 26 to Sept. 19, form plans to take significant action in these zones – far travel, etc. – during the late September to Nov. 10 period.) Despite all these “wait” messages, your charisma, energy and mood climb mightily now, especially Sunday! Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Avoid initiating new projects, relationships or broad lifestyle changes before Aug. 26, especially this week. (This week runs smoothly, but the indecision that a “new start” would cause could be deep and have repercussions beyond this month.) In general, you’re a bit tired for several weeks ahead. Spend this time contemplating, resting, renewing old acquaintance, resolving old hurts and putting your emotional and spiritual worlds on an even keel. You’re wise now, can understand things that eluded you in previous years. A social contact will pique your sexual interest soon.

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GOLDEN DOODLE Pups (Golden Retriever & Std. Poodle) email pic $850. 250-674-0091 Fila/Mastiff Guard Dog Pups owners closest friend. Thieves worst nightmare. All shots. Ready now! 604-817-5957

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July 31 - Aug. 6, 2011

Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: Start nothing new before Aug. 26. Soon (next week onward) welcome faces from the past will enter, among them, perhaps, a former light romance. But this week (especially Sunday!) the accent is fully on present company – social delights, light romance, popularity, organizations, politics, conventions. Don’t make any big new relationships, though. You might have to make a choice over the month ahead, between intimacy/sex and friendship. Bosses and VIPs are impatient, temperamental for seven weeks: be diplomatic! You’re the star, “in charge” Wednesday/ Thursday! Speak up! Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Start nothing new, important before Aug. 26. Stick with ongoing people and projects, or reprise those from the past – especially in career and status zones. A former boss, investor, or career role might return soon. (Since you’re in a year of lucky money opportunities, this “return” might have a good money benefit.) Your reputation is on the line, so have safety nets in place: Plan B, extra supplies, back-up machinery, etc. Keep your appointment calendar “slim.” People in charge, authorities and parents treat you favourably. Avoid legal hassles for seven weeks. Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: A sweet, mellow month of enlightenment, travel, culture, learning and love lies ahead. You understand the need for a social or moral code. Embrace wider learning, the hint of idea, rather than specifics (these can be all awry). Re-check details, addresses, money amounts now to Aug. 26 – and start no new projects or relationships before then. If you’re a student, wait until Aug. 26 onward to make you final choice of courses, if you can. Sunday’s remarkable – love is available, so is a great teacher! Ambition succeeds Monday. Hopes and popularity soar Wednesday/Thursday.

Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Start no new projects or relationships before Aug. 26. A very interesting month faces you,filled with quiet but potent mysteries, possibilities, financial keys, golden secrets, intimate bonds and lifestyle choices. And yet – you shouldn’t start anything new! The viable stuff will come from the past, or from ongoing situations. Keep an eye on indecision, missed deadlines, miscalculated profits…but do delve deep and see what’s there. (Especially Sunday, when money is “in the ground.”) Someone seriously contemplates letting you into their privacy. Hopes rise at week’s end. Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: The general accent lies on opportunity, fresh horizons, partnerships, agreements and disputes, negotiation and litigation. You generally like this area, you feel a certain life force or vivacity here. Sunday could be spectacular in these things – be open, forward, approach others, be diplomatic, eager to join. In some cases, love occurs! Remember, though, not to start anything new and important before Aug. 26. So those opportunities might come from the past, or the fresh air come from breaking old chains. Secrets yield profits Monday. Higher-ups are watching Friday/Saturday. Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: Separate routine chores from new, difficult or unfamiliar ones. Tackle only the former before Aug. 26. You might have to clean up an old mess, or re-assume a former employment role. A nice reward accompanies these activities. Co-workers are pleasant, affectionate. If someone offers you a different job Sunday, grab it! But DO NOT buy machinery, a car, electronics, etc. – even clothes – before Aug. 26. Your romantic scene is going to heat up soon. That’s better than chasing a money gamble that lures you. An ex-partner or spouse might appear – it’s short. Secrets midweek. • Reading: 416-686-5014

The Record • Friday, July 29, 2011 • A21


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By virtue of the Warehouseman’s Lien Act, Mundies Towing, Storage & Service (1976) Ltd. will dispose of: 1) 2008 Ford Escape VIN# 1FMCU93128KD63745 RO: PATRICK DENNIS JOHNSON 1) 1993 Honda Accord VIN# 1HGCB7247PA802387 RO: KIYOE KAY SAKAI 1) 1995 Lexus SC400 VIN# JT8UZ30C6S0045691 RO: STEPHEN MICHAEL SIMONS 1) 2009 Chrysler 300 VIN# 2C3KA53V29H501320 RO: GLEB OLEGOVICH MAKEEV Units may be viewed and bids to be submitted on Monday August 8, 2011 at 5917 Thorne Avenue Burnaby, B.C. between 10:00am to 3:00 pm. All written bids to Mundies Towing, 5917 Thorne Ave, Burnaby, B.C. V3N 2T8.

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BBY 1BR, Loughd Stn skytrain, all appls, sec’d prkg, gym/sauna. $875 Sep1. NS/NP 604-570-0556

on Balmoral Street available June 1. Close to trans, Highgate Mall & shopping. Rent incls heat & h/w. Refs req’d. Reno’d stes avail. Wheelchair accessible. Ana 778-859-0798 or Bayside Property Office 604-432-7774


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Sell your home, only $99. 604-574-5243 Chilliwack fully renovated 3400sf 3br 3ba character home $458,900 795-2997 id5402 Cultus Lake 1040sf 2br 1.5ba modular rancher, large lot $96,200 858-9301 id5400 Langley Senior’s Bargain 1000sf 2br 1ba up level tnhse, 55+ $155K 532-1772 id5371 Squamish Resort Living 650sf 1br condo concrete bldg, view $300K 808-9288 id5397 Sry Price Reduced Royal Hts, near new 3900sf 8br 6ba, view $670K 537-5952 id5290 Sry Fleetwood 1800sf 3br+den 2.5ba gated townhouse $382K 778-968-6672 id5399


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8 LAGUNA Court, New West, 1300 sq ft, 2 BR, 2 bath, includes indoor pool, sauna, excerise rm and indoor prkg, $1650/mo, N/s, N/p, Avail immed. 604-644-3396

BBY, Lghd Mall. 1 BR $825 Avail Aug 1. 2 BR, $1100, Avail Sept 1. Incl ht & h/w. ns/np, newly reno’d, storage, 604-779-3882


BBY SIMON FRASER APTS, 7175 Pandora St, Clean quiet 1 Br, $875 incld heat, hw, hardwood, 1 yr lease, np, Call Lorne Dorset Realty 604-299-0803

545 Rochester Ave, Coq

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


401 Westview St, Coq Large Units. Near Lougheed Mall. Transportation & S.F.U.

office: 604- 939-2136 cell: 604- 805-9490

ARBOUR GREENE 552 Dansey Ave, Coq

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

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

COQ • Austin Heights Clean quiet 1 & 2 BR apts avail. Sorry no pets. 604-936-5755

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

office: 604- 524-8174 cell: 604- 813-8789 COTTONWOOD PLAZA 555 Cottonwood Ave, Coq

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

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NEW WEST. Reno’d 1 BR suite, new applis, flooring & fixtures. Rent is from $795. 604-724-8353 POCO DWNTWN, almost new 2 BR Condo, 2 f/bths, 6 appls, f/p, u/g prkg, nr all amens, N/s, N/p, $1220/mo. Call 604-942-8649


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

CALL 604 715-7764



PT MOODY New Port Village Lrg 2 BR, f/p, 7 appls, sec’d prkg, rec fac. Sept 1. $1450. 604-469-6990 VANCOUVER

VILLA MARGARETA 320-9th St, New West

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



JUNIPER COURT 415 Westview St, Coq

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

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

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


St Andrews Street 2 BR Apt, Large balcony, updated, nr transit & amens. Avail Now. Small pet ok with pet deposit.

Call 604-518-5040


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

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(Coquitlam Centre area) Bachelor Apts, 3 appls, incls heat & hot water, bldg laundry room on each flr. Avail now. Sorry no pets. Call 604-942-2012

ROTARY TOWER 25 Clute St, New West

Age 55 or over. Beautiful view. Bach high rise apt. Close to trans & shopping. Rent incl all utils. Refs req. Contact Ana Cell: 778-859-0798

Bright 2 BR ste. New carpets & paint. Fridge, stove and W/D in building. $850. N/P, N/S. Lease and excellent references a must.

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SKYLINE TOWERS 102-120 Agnes St, N.West

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


BONSOR APTS Renovated high rise, concrete building. Penthouse, 1 BR & 2 BR available. Very close to Metrotown, Skytrain & Bonsor swimming pool. Rent includes heat, hot water. Refs req’d.




Queens Avenue 136 10th St, New West

2 BR & 3 BR Townhouse, $1114 & $1303 includes heat & hot water, w/d hookup & common laundry & u/grd prkg. $1200 share purchase.

Call Shirley 604-861-8667



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COQ. 1 BR, g/lvl, full bath, priv w/d. Ns/np. $800/mo incl hydro. Near bus. Immed. 604-761-9235

SUNSET PARK 5870 Sunset Street

Close to Bus & BCIT STUDIO & 1 BDRM ★ Quiet park-like setting ★ Newly Reno’d ★ Heat/hot water incld 604-291-8197

COQ, Como Lake. 4 BR, split level, 2.5 baths. 4 appl, sundeck, f/yard. Nr bus & schools. Ns/np. $1750/mo. Immed. 604-552-5893


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A.S.B.A. ENTERPRISE. Comm/ Res. Free Est. $25/hour includes supplies. Insured. 604-723-0162 TOO BUSY TO CLEAN? Leave it to us to clean your home or office. $30/hr. 604-362-0962 TWO LITTLE LADIES WITH BIG MOPS. Your one stop cleaning shop!!... Call 778-395-6671


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*Drywall * Taping * Texture * Stucco*Painting * Steel stud framing Quality Home 604-725-8925 VINCE’S MAGIC Drywalling & textured ceiling repairs. Bonded 604-307-2295 / 778-340-5208



#1113 Low Cost Electric 522-3435 Comm/Res/Panel change Heating/Appl Repair. Lic & Bonded.

LICENSED ELECTRICIAN res/ comm, small jobs ok. Free Est, Reas. Lic106797. 604-773-5190


Concrete Cracks Repair. Foundation Walls, Basement, Parkade. Full Warranty. Call Simon (604) 473-7761

Lic Electrican, Res/Comm. Reno’s & panel changes, low cost, 604 374-0062. lic # 06951 YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guar’d. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899


BBY ROOM avail, w/d, n/s, n/p. Prof person. $450 incls cbl/utils, parking. Avl now. 604-434-5578


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BBY; BSMT bach ste, Furn’d, incls wifi, cable, flat screen TV/ DVD, access to W/D & pool, elec & hot water. $675. Canada Way/ Burris. N/S. Now 604-525-3880


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



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HANDYMAN Repairs & Reno’s Call Walter ★ 604-790-0842 QUALITY RENOS. Dependable, mature, honest, hard worker. Reasonable rates. 604-803-6757



★ Stonework.paving stones ★ Cedar decks/fencing ★ Pergola’s Call Danny 604-250-7824




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Many years exp ★ Free Est ★ ★ Lawn cuts ★ Garden maintainance. ★ Tree topping & trimming ★ Power raking, aeration.

Call Mr. Van 604-726-9741

• Sales & Installation of 5’’ Continuous Gutter • Minor Repairs • Cleaning

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NEW WEST or Sapperton. Senior with cockatoo bird, wants a 2 BR bsmt suite. 604-544-0198, lv msg STOP RENTING! Tired of paying your landlord’s mortgage? START owning TODAY! I specialize in 1st time buyers & guide you through the process at NO COST. You will be SHOCKED at how affordable HOME OWNERSHIP is. You WON’T be disappointed. Aly Chatur: 604-828-6777


(Coquitlam Centre area) • 2 BR Townhouse 1 bath, 2 levels, 5 appls, decorative fireplace, carport. Sorry no pets.

Call 604-942-2012


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319 Howes Street

Brand new 1 BR + Den ste in Queensborough. 5 appls. Huge park like back yard. Owner live up. $850 incls utils. Lease and perfect refs a must.

BBY, SOUTH. Newer 1 BR, f/bath. No w/d, NS/NP. $700/mo incl hydro/cbl. 604-527-7793

Golden Hardwood & Laminate Prof install, refinishing, sanding, and repairs. 778-858-7263 INSTALLATION REFINISHING, Sanding. Free est, great prices. Satisfaction guar. 604-518-7508

POCO 2 BR T/H $765 & $785/mo. Quiet-family complex, No Pets! Avail Now. Call 604-464-0034

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


PT COQ 2 BR, 5 Appls, $800 + utls. Near amens. Avail now. Nr Coast Mer/Prairie. 604-218-7660

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


POCO N. Lrg 1 BR bsmt, lrg kitchen, open concept, w/d, alrm, patio, Nr transit. Immed. $775 incl utls. NS/NP. 604-561-3320

BBY SFU, 2 BR, 1000sf, bright & clean, share washer. $850 + 50% utils. Ns/np. Now. 604-421-1196

MISSION NEW WEST Downtown, 1 BR cln, quiet. NS/NP. Avail immed. $650 + utls. Near transit. 604-517-5502

ABACUS Lic Elect Contr 97222. 40 years exp. 1 stop! Reas. rates! BBB. 778-988-9493


Al Dodimead, ACD Realty 604 521-0311 view this & other properties @

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New Westminster

BBY. Very clean 1 BR suite. F/p, kitchen, full bath & utils. NS/NP. $800/mo. Immed. 604-420-1077

No pets. Available now.



317 Howes Street

or Bayside Property Services Office: 604-432-7774

DALL’ANTONIA CONCRETE Seniors discount. Friendly, family business, 40+ yrs. 604-240-3408

CALL 604 723-8215

Absolutely spotless home in Queensborough. 3-4 bedrooms on two levels, 1.5 baths and huge park like back yard. $1150. N/S, N/P. Lease and perfect references a must.

Contact Alex 604-999-9978


New Westminster

Whitgift Gardens

Heat, hot water, parking. Family living, daycare available. Near kids’ park, basketball court and Skytrain.



1 BR Apt, $750/mo, 2 BR Apt, $925/mo, 3 BR Apt, $1100/mo.



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BBY SOUTH To share 2 BR hse, nr transit, $595 incls utils, Refs. Avail Now. ns/np. 604-433-3113

Large units. Close to Golden Ears Bridge. Great view of River

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


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Lawn & Garden • Clean-ups & Disposal, Gutters/Press Washing Seniors Disc. Al @ 604-783-3142 Ny Ton Gardening new lawn & yard, trimming, shrubs, hedging, pruning & topping, 604-782-5288


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10% Off with this Ad! For all your plumbing, heating & reno needs. Lic Gas Fitter, Aman. 778-895-2005

Seniors 10% Disc • 28 Yrs Exp. • BBB Member WCB • 5 Year Guarantee • Free Est. Refs.

604-432-1857 or 604-773-7811


Paving/Seal Coating

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

METRO BLACKTOP CO. LTD Custom work for Driveways & new lane Aprons. Repairs/resurfacing. Call Gino 604-657-9936



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







2000 CHEVY Cavalier Sedan super clean. Low kms & a/c’d. Grt car at super low price. BCAA inspected $3,560. Auto Fleet 604-304-7653 stk 12240


All Renovations & Additions, Ins. Quality Work


Water Lines (without digging) Sewer Lines (without digging) Install. Drain tiles. 604-294-5300 LICENSED PLUMBER & Gasfitter. BBQs, ranges, etc. Repairs, renos. VISA ok. 604-830-6617


Power Washing

SMART CLEANING Janitorial, Pressure Washing, Window Cleaning. 604-862-9797 PRESSURE WASHING, siding, gutters, tile, roof, treat moss. Gill, 604-897-4204, 604-599-4204

Renovations & Home Improvement



Specialties Include: Kitchen & Bath Improvements We Also Do: • Roofing • Sundecks • Door & Window Replacements

Call Bill



• Framing • Flooring • Finishing Carpentry • Painting • Drywall • T i l i n g Senior discount


All Work Guaranteed


Save Your Dollars!

✓ RenoRite

778-317-1256•604-451-0225 Bath *Kitchen* Suites & More

Additions, renos & new const. Concrete forming & framing specialist. Patrick 604-218-3064 D & M RENOVATIONS, Flooring, tiling, finishing. Fully Insured. Top quality, quick work 604-724-3832 HANDYMAN, Reno’s, Carpentry, H/W Flrs, Home Repairs, etc. Call Rob 604-307-6715



#1 Roofing Company in BC

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




Rubbish Removal

LOW COST ® Rubbish Removal

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

Isaac ★ 604-727-5232

604-RUBBISH 782-2474

* We Remove & Recycle Anything*

Free Est’s • Large or Small Jobs


2007 CHEV Aveo LS 4d H/B. Grt kms,no acc’d. Fully inspected, clean front wheel drive, grt gas mileage $6,980 Auto Fleet 604-304-7653 stk 12246


Disposal & Recycling

Trips start at



9160 Cash for junk cars! $100 to $1000 Ask about our $500 Credit!


Rubbish Removal Seniors discount. 604-807-0198

DISPOSAL BINS: Starting at $99 + dump fees. Call 604-306-8599


Sports & Imports

1996 TOYOTA Tercel, 2 dr, auto, silver, air cared, good cond. $2900, 604-805-5187 or 924-623

NEED CHEAP AUTOBODY ? 604-341-7738



14 ALUMINUM DURABOAT, 25hp evinrude motor, fishing rods, incls trailer, $4995. 604-519-0075


1993 TERRY 25’ 5th wheel, air & many extras too much to list. To be seen is to be appreciated. Selling for health reasons. 604-792-3403 or 604-316-1492

604 628 9044


2005 BMW 325I Sedan beautiful & locally owned. BCAA inspected & Carproof reports. $13,980 Auto Fleet 604-304-7653 stk12206.


604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 2H


2005 29FT JaycoTrailer. like new, Awning, storage, slide, ac, $14,000obo in Chilliwack, used once.. 604-997-9201

Stucco/Siding/ Exterior

J. PEARCE STUCCO CONTRACTING. 604-761-6079 Quality Home Improvement ★ Stucco ★ All Kinds. No Job Too Big or Small. 604-725-8925


Sell Your RV or Boat

Tree Services


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

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


Treeworks 15 yrs exp. Tree/ Stump Removal, Prun’in & Trim’in & View Work 291-7778, 787-5915 Wildwood Tree Services, Exp Hedge Trimming and Removal & Tree Pruning. Free Est. 604-893-5745


Window Cleaning

Edgemont Building Maintenance • Power Washing

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

2008 TOYOTA Corolla, 5 spd, 31,000 kms, $10,500. 604-787-2048, 987-3308

2009 INFINITY FX35. Gray SUV. 32,000 km. Mint cond. Moving must sell! $38,168. 604-339-1859

John 778-288-8009

10% OFF with this ad $35/HOUR PER PERSON • 24/7 Abe Moving & Delivery and Rubbish Removal. 604-999-6020

2003 BMW 320i 124,000kms. Leather interior, great condition, $10,500 negotiable. call 778-882-5076 or

1979 SKYLARK trailer, 18.5 ft, good cond, F/S, bath/shower, orig owner. $4500 obo. 604-291-2090

B i n s f ro m 7 - 2 0 y a rd s a v a i l .

Lowest $$$ No Gimmicks!

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

1990 VW Conv . 4cyl, 5 spd, air cared till 07/12, 247K, great cond. $1900 obo, 604-794-3503


Planning on RENOVATING?

2008 F-350 LARIAT S/C 4WD LWB (DVD) No acc’d, loaded Clean in/ out. BCAA inspected & Carproof $28,960. Auto Fleet 604-304-7653 stk12172

Scrap Car Removal

Yard clean up + hedge trimming. Bby/NW areas. 778-859-8760

A Save on Roofing - specialize in ★reroof ★ repair★ Fully Ins. Free est. 10% discount 778-892-1266

Sports & Imports

2005 Pontiac G6 145k, $5500 obo. V6 Auto, Red ext, Black cloth int., PW, PM, CD, very clean, good tires/brakes, mechanically perfect. Call (778) 549-6743. S.Surrey.


Visit us online to receive a special discount:

’07 DODGE Ram 1500 SLT quad cab 4WD (12000) low kms, clean local lease no acc’ds. BCAA inspected. $21,960 Auto Fleet 604-304-7653 stk 12000

$2,000 obo runs grt, 604-316-9561

Visit our website @ Free tow, no wheels, no papers no problem! Hassle free friendly service. 2 hr service in most areas.

Call for a free estimate:

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

1996 FORD F150 ext cab, straight 6, 5 spd, +winter tires,


Tried & True Since 1902


2001 FORD Focus 127,000 km Runs Great, Upgraded stereo, Very Clean, Regular maintenance. Asking $3800. Ph 604-514-1591

Student Works

All types of Roofing Over 35 Years in Business Call now for Free Estimates



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


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

Scrap Car Removal

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

30 yrs exp.

8240 INTERIOR & EXTERIOR Book by Sept. 15 & Save 15%

Renovations & Home Improvement

A small repair may save costly plastering expenses. BILL the Roofer • 604-522-8516

Many Years Experience Fully Insured Top Quality, Quick Work Free Estimate



The Record • Friday, July 29, 2011 • A23

• Window Cleaning • Gutter Cleaning

604-420-4800 Established 1963

BOB’S WINDOW Gets that Clean, Clear Shine No Drops, No Drips, No Streaks Right into the corners! Serving you for over 20 yrs. Also do Gutters 604 588-6938 FALK’S WINDOW CLEANING Gutter Cleaning & Power Washing. Call Jim Falk 778-389-1787

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• 3 lines of text • 4 consecutive issues • add a photo for $10 • extra lines of text $9/line

* this offer is only valid for private party/non-business clients.

Book your ad today!


A24 • Friday, July 29, 2011 • The Record

WEEKLY SPECIALS 100% BC Owned and Operated Prices Effective Thursday, July 28, to Wednesday, August 3, 2011. We reserve the right to limit quantities. We reserve the right to correct printing errors.

Grocery Department Nature’s Path Organic Boxed Cereal

Meat Department Extra Lean Ground Turkey

Energy Max Organic Energy Drinks


Pureian Springs Organic Water

Vitala Omega-3 Free Run Large Eggs

355ml • product of B.C.

Regular or Light

Hevy D’s Old Fashioned Kettle Korn Popcorn

1 L • product of Canada



Deli Department

assorted varieties

assorted varieties


185g • product of Canada

Mountain Pride Ice Cream NEW LOOK! assorted varieties



Happy Planet Fresh Fruit Smoothies

assorted varieties

assorted varieties



Greek Gods Organic Greek Yogurt plain or honey


650g • product of B.C.




300-454g • product of B.C.

210 softgels

Lorna Vanderhaeghe’s Health Solutions

15% off

regular retail prices on all Lorna Products!

VIP Liquid Dish Soap

Rice Hamburger Buns

assorted varieties


package of 12

Delivers key omega-3 fatty acids in the ratio found in free-swimming salmon, without fishy taste or reflux, thanks to special enteric-coating.

Rice Bakery

946ml • product of B.C. + dep. + eco fee

Sunrise Tofu



Whole Wheat Bird’s Nest Cookies

340g product of Canada

Elevate Me Energy Bars

Natural Factors Wild Sockeye Salmon Oil Bonus Size

Organic Country French Baguette


regular retail price

Health Care Department

Bakery Department

Simply Pure Cheeses

1.89L • product of B.C.

66g • product of B.C.

regular retail price


assorted varieties

10% off

1.00/100g off

Earth’s Choice Organic Rice Cakes

500g • product of B.C.

bins only

assorted varieties

454g • product of B.C.

1 dry pint

Oriental Rice Crackers

Natural Pastures Cheeses


Chilliwack River Honey


Bulk Department

A great B.C. Artisan Cheese producer.

regular or hazelnut hemp


B.C. Grown


Granola King Gourmet Granola

1lb pkg

Raspberries from Berry Haven Picked Daily

reg 2.89

2 x 600g • product of Canada


Choices’ Own All Natural Praga Ham

190g • product of Canada

Silver Hills Squirrelly Bread (2 Pack)

B.C. Grown, Certified Organic

any Black Creek Ranch freezer order for this week. See Choices Website for details.

+ dep. + eco fee

Dairyland Creamo

Blueberries from Golden Eagle

10.00 off


1 dozen product of B.C.


2lb Clamshell pkg

Black Creek Ranch

natural, mango or cranberry


Similkameen Grown, Certified Organic

4.49lb/ 9.90kg


250ml • product of B.C. + dep. + eco fee

283-400g • product of B.C.

Apricots from Organics Plus

value pack

assorted varieties

assorted varieties

Produce Department

All items weather permitting

assorted varieties


package of 4

740ml • product of Canada

Choices’ Cookbook: A Local Table Featuring local farmers and food producers, A Local Table is brimming with original recipes that highlight the absolute best of BC’s seasonal treasures. Available at any Choices location, A Local Table retails at $19.95 plus applicable tax. Kitsilano




2627 W. 16th Ave. Vancouver 604.736.0009

3493 Cambie St. Vancouver 604.875.0099

1888 W. 57th Ave. Vancouver 604.263.4600

1202 Richards St. Vancouver 604.633.2392

Choices in the Park 6855 Station Hill Dr. Burnaby 604.522.6441

Rice Bakery

South Surrey

2595 W. 16th Ave. Vancouver 604.736.0301

3248 King George Blvd. South Surrey 604.541.3902

Choices at the Crest 8683 10th Ave. Burnaby 604.522.0936

Kelowna 1937 Harvey Ave. Kelowna 250.862.4864

Royal City Record July 29 2011  

Royal City Record July 29 2011

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