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◗ SERVED 31 YEARS AS SCHOOL TRUSTEE
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Atkinson won’t seek re-election Activist
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The second-longest-serving school trustee in the province will not be seeking re-election this November. Brent Atkinson told The Record that after 31 years as a school trustee, he’s decided to call it a day. “I’m not running,” Atkinson said. “What I’ve always tried to do in my 31 years is to work with the consensus at the board table, and I’ve had a lot of difficulty doing that in the last three years. It hasn’t been as personally rewarding as in the past, and I’ve decided that I’d rather concentrate on some of my major business commitments and my family commitments.” Atkinson, who narrowly won re-election in 2008 by two votes over Vivian Garcia, said his decision wasn’t affected by the thought he might lose. Atkinson ◗MORE ELECTION NEWS won’tcompletely Our view: Why he will be disappear from missed. See page 6. the school scene because he was Puchmayr in the race: recently appointFormer MLA Chuck ed to another Puchmayr wants a seat on one-year term city council. See page 3 as chief executive officer of the School District No. 40 Business Company. “I do intend to remain with the business company, and I’m looking forward to expanding the business company.” While Atkinson’s tenure as a trustee is long, it’s not even the longest in the district, as Michael Ewen, at 32 years, is the longestserving school trustee in the province. “Michael and I, politically, we’re diabolically opposed, but at the board table, I think we were always able to put politics secondary to the needs of students. … Michael and I developed an admiration for each other, … and yes, I did talk to him before making this decision. “I think he understands the position I’ve taken, and he’s sincerely disappointed because we’ve developed a good relationship.” “I think we have to honour and respect the fact that Brent served the community for more than 30 years,” said Ewen. “Whether you agree or disagree with Brent – and let’s just say I certainly did over 30 years – I applaud Brent for his time on the board.” Ewen said what he respected about
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Three decades of service: New Westminster school trustee Brent Atkinson, seen here in his West End home, won’t be seeking re-election in November after spending 31 years on the school board. Atkinson was how the arguments could get heated, but Atkinson would always listen and shake hands afterwards, regardless of the outcome. “We come from two different backgrounds, and he taught me a lot about how the business community works,” said Ewen.
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New Westminster activist Paul Mulangu says he plans on just “God and faith” getting him through 10 days of being on hunger strike and chained to the front door of the Centre of Integration for African Immigrants. Mulangu fastened the lock around his waist at 10 a.m. Wednesday to protest the province’s Ministry of Social Development cutting funds for the centre and the property owner terminating the lease for failure to pay rent. “I’m taking this to the public. This is for us to say, ‘This is wrong.’ We need to start standing up,” he said. Despite briefly unlocking himself on Wednesday night for a trip to be checked over at Royal Columbian Hospital, Mulangu said he remains committed. Mulangu has been running the centre to help African immigrants with language training and accessing jobs, since 2002. In 2010, the centre received a $275,000 grant from the federal government to add a gym, meeting hall, kitchen, showers and change rooms to the centre. The centre borrowed another $280,000 to complete the project, but, just as construction was wrapping up, the landlord changed the locks, citing almost $40,000 in unpaid back rent. “For 20 years, this place was
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Former MLA sets sights on city council BY THERESA MCMANUS REPORTER email@example.com
A familiar face on the New Westminster political scene is hoping to return to the political arena. Chuck Puchmayr, who served as a city councillor from 1996 to 2005 and as New Westminster’s New Democrat MLA from 2005 to 2009, will be running for city council. “I want to get back and contribute to some of the progress in the city and make sure some of the right decisions are made,” he said. “I just felt there is still a lot I want to contribute to my community. I am really active with a lot of non-profits. I would like to get back representing the constituents of New Westminster.” Puchmayr retired after serving one term as the city’s MLA because of serious
health issues; he underwent a life-saving liver transplant in January 2009. “Everything is great,” he said about his health. “The future is bright. A transplant is not a cure, it’s merely an extension on your life. Right now I am living on gifted time.” The longtime New Westminster resident is excited about the prospect of once again serving the city as a councillor. “I thought I would really enjoy being retired - you can only fish so much,” he said. “I have a lot of time to contribute. I think this is the coolest city in Canada.” Puchmayr said he’s seen major changes take place in the city and watched it changing from a place some people didn’t want to tell people they lived in to a city that’s very progressive and a desirable place to live. While he wants that progress to continue, he also wants to ensure
that New Westminster remains affordable for seniors, families and businesses. Although Puchmayr left politics to focus on his health, he’s remained active in the community. He’s been a member of the New Westminster Homelessness Coalition, a director with the New Vista Society for seniors, a governor and relocation coordinator of the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame. In recent years, established A Beef with Hunger Society, which raises beef and purchased farmed goods that are donate to the food bank and non-profit meal providers including community schools. Puchmayr believes his provincial experience will be helpful as a member of city council. “The connections are certainly an asset,” he said. “Understanding how things work in that realm is certainly an asset.”
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The former MLA says he’s ready to run: “You can only ﬁsh so much.”
Protest: Eviction sparks hunger strike Locked up: Paul Mulangu on the ﬁrst day of his hunger strike.
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unoccupied, and we put up half a million for repairs,” he said. “You can’t wait for someone to put up the money and do something for you and then come and take over.” The property landlord has said construction will likely make the space harder to rent to new tenants who need the space but not the new amenities. Mulangu said he has been shown tremendous support from New Westminster’s African community who use the centre to meet and socialize every week. “Everybody wants to come to protest. This is wrong. For 30 years, people of African descent wanted to have place where they can dance, party, there’s also a singing program, a drumming program, a youth program – now all those dreams shut,” he said. “There is nowhere now that people can use. Every day people ask when are we going to open? I don’t know when we’re going to open.” Mulangu said he has written to politicians in all levels of government but so far no one has responded. Allison Bond, assistant deputy minister of social development, said the centre’s contract, which was specifically for job assistance, came up for review in 2010, and Mulangu was informed in September last year that the contract would not be renewed. “We undertook a review of
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all the contracts that come over from the federal government in preparation for the fiscal years 2010 to 2011. We looked at performance – whether or not they were delivering what they agreed they would deliver under their existing contract. We also looked at whether or not there was duplication of service,” Bond said. “We found there was quite a lot of duplication around the province. In the case of the centre, there were issues with performance under their contract. There was issues around duplication under their contract - there were other organizations that were delivering the same services in the same area
to the same clients.” Bond said there were also some expenses being billed to the province that were not allowed under the contract. When the government funding was cut, Mulangu started using the centre to hold African weddings, funerals, dances and social events at night to help subsidize the rent, but he said police showed up every time he held an event. Mulangu said he believes race is a factor since cultural gatherings happen at other halls in Burnaby and New Westminster without police attention. “Every time there’s a function here, there are 10 police cars here
- for nothing,” he said. “You see black people, you see police. That is racism.” Regardless of what happens with his hunger strike, Mulangu plans to keep up his activism. The last thing he did before locking his chain was file nomination papers to run for New Westminster council in the Nov. 19 election. Not everyone is sorry for the centre’s loss though. Daniel Belanger, building manager of the Marinus condo across the street, said since funding for the centre was cut in January, the late-night parties, sometimes twice a week, had residents calling to complain.
“They’ve complained to me and I’ve directed them to call the police and call the city bylaw officers every time,” Belanger said. “It’s after hours. It’s loud. There’s people running all over the place.” Belanger specified the complaints have nothing to do with race. “It’s about the partying, not who is partying,” he said. Blair Fryer, manager of communications for the city, said a review of bylaw infractions did not turn up much. “We’ve had a few complaints around noise but they’ve all been resolved,” he said. New Westminster police issued a statement in response to a request for comment about Mulangu’s charges of racism. “The New Westminster Police Service is aware of Mr. Mulangu’s concerns about the police and his recent protest action. Once we became aware that his concerns may include the New Westminster Police Service, we forwarded Mr. Mulangu’s concerns and our operational files to the Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner. At this time we have not received a response back from the Commissioner’s office.” – For a related story see page four.
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One of New Westminster city council’s election challengers is launching his campaign while on hunger strike and chained to a door. Paul Mulangu, founder of the Centre of Integration for African Immigrants, filed his nomination papers Wednesday before starting his protest of the centre losing its government funding and having its lease terminated. Mulangu said he is running on a message of multiculturalism and change. “I’m not a politician. I’m an activist. New Westminster needs to change for the positive. New Westminster is the nicest place to live, and it’s central in B.C., but there’s nothing going on. There’s really nothing,” he said. Mulangu, who was honoured by the City of New Westminster and the province with two awards for his work in multicul-
turalism and race relations in 2010, said multiculturalism is typically only paid lip service from politicians when action is needed. “There are so many slogans about multiculturalism. We don’t need slogans. We need things to do,” he said. “Why do they speak about multi-culture in New Westminster, with so many languages, when there’s no organization for those multicultural things?” Mulangu said he is counting on the support of New Westminster’s African community as well as fellow activists who are working for “the small people.” Mulangu immigrated to Canada after fleeing civil war in his native Democratic Republic of Congo in 1990 and spending six years in a Zambian refugee camp. He started out in B.C. cleaning washrooms at Vancouver International Airport but later went on to study English, computer science and employment counselling at BCIT before founding the centre.
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When did civic politics become such a He, has, as the saying goes, put in his nasty business? time. But, on the other hand, the man is quitting before the new secondary We pondered that after finding out that Brent Atkinson, a school trustee for school’s foundation has been poured – a project that could be a 31 years, has decided not to seek re-election in November. crowning achievement for On the one hand, it probthe school district. In other THE RECORD ably shouldn’t come as a surcircumstances, we believe that prise. Atkinson has certainly Atkinson would have liked put in more than his fair share of sitting to stick around to see the school started. in meetings, poring over reports, listenBut he’s worn out by all of the nasty poling to parents and attending boring itical fighting – the kind of battles that school recitals in drafty auditoriums. have more to do with personal egos and
power, party politics and just plain petty grandstanding than education. Atkinson has always tried to stay away from all of the above. In fact, he has often stated very unpopular opinions. He nearly lost his seat in 2008 because, as he said on one issue, “I could care less how this looks politically.” He rightly questioned decisions that allowed Hume Park elementary to continue despite it having just 23 students. However, he also kept his mind open to new proposals that would put students first.
His leadership is a significant loss in an education system that desperately needs people to put students truly first, not first as in a great slogan. All of the candidates in this coming civic election should take a lesson from Atkinson and try to stay away from mudslinging and campaign tactics designed to play to voters’ fears and cynicism. It wears out good public servants such as Atkinson, and it reinforces the public’s opinion that politics is just one big festering mess.
In defence of the English language IN MY OPINION
ometimes I hate the Internet. Oh sure, it’s great for finding people who disagree with your every opinion. In the past, getting into arguments required going out and talking to real people. Now you can do it from the comfort of your own home! The World Wide Web has given people everywhere the opportunity to debate and discuss anything, at any time. And many of those people out there have opinions that are interesting, insightful, and which should enter the public discourse. Unfortunately, many of them don’t know how to spell. Many times I’ve been reading a comment or blog posting, thinking, yeah, this guy’s not a complete moron, and suddenly, he uses the word “there” instead of “their.” Boom! My respect for him vanishes in a puff of smoke. I can no longer agree with anything he says, even if he’s outlining a plan to save orphans and puppies while reversing global warming. Don’t even get me started on people who use “they’re” in place of either “there” or “their.”
I resist to urge to smack them with their keyboard. Barely. But even more annoying than spelling errors are the weird word transpositions in common sayings. The one that confuses most people, and which comes up most frequently in journalism, is “toe the line.” No, it is not “tow the line.” But I admit, I had to look that one up myself. Its origins go back to the 19th century, when “toe the line” was a common phrase, and referred to sprinters or other athletes lining up before a contest. Obviously, they weren’t allowed to cross the starting line early. They had to toe the line, or toe the mark. But the reason for the original saying has largely fallen out of use – you seldom see announcers at the Olympics saying that Usain Bolt is toeing the line. So an alternative, plausible meaning arose. Could it be “tow the line,” meaning that everyone has to pull together? This is often how it’s presented in political discussions, such as “tow the party line.” But it’s wrong! And getting it wrong makes Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny hate you! You can find long lists of alternative spellings at the Eggcorn Database, a website that collects them. (They take their name from a surprisingly common spelling of acorn. Egg plus corn equals egg-shaped seed, which is sort of what an acorn looks like, which seems to result
Numbers didn’t tell the whole tale about teachers’ salaries Dear Editor:
Re: Taxpayers must pay for teachers’ wage increases, Letters to the editor, The Record, Oct. 12. Joe Sawchuk seems to be either an incompetent researcher or a liar when he states Ontario pays the highest average (teacher salary), $75,668, while B.C.’s average (he uses the phrase are paid) is a high of $71,831. First of all, how can an average be a “high?” High of what? From the number cited it looks as if it was the top of a teaching scale which isn’t and never was an “average.” From the amount, it looks like the amount teachers there were being paid about five or six years ago. Second, and worse, in reality the top of the ◗English Page 7 Ontario scale for a teacher with five years of teacher
training is now $89,614, while the top of the grid for maximum qualified is $94,303. Sawchuk’s statement is, to put it charitably, misleading by around $14,000 about the gap between the provinces. By 2010, the last year B.C. teachers had a current contract, a Vancouver teacher with five years training and maximum years of experience would earn $74,353 and maximum earning on the grid for top experience and training yielded $81,489. Thus the differences between B.C. and Ontario have escalated hugely. Somehow Ontario can find the money to pay teachers more, but the money is just doesn’t seem to exist in B.C. Joe is pretty scornful of “university graduate people,” but his looks like a case which would benefit from more honesty or education and probably both. David Samuel, New Westminster
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The Record • Friday, October 14, 2011 • A07
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR NDP rhetoric unwelcome Dear Editor:
The New Democrats are displaying intellectual bankruptcy by invoking the romanticizing of and the use of grandiose rhetoric, while avoiding what most needed saying: “We simply can’t afford this.” Canada’s longstanding culture of entitlement deserves blame. The ever-demanding spoiled are merely systematic of a society off the rails, malignant from the economic reality, extremist political opportunists, demagogic media hosts and pundits, the proliferation of the “Me,” a faux democracy and deep-seated ideology too far gone to fix. It is the New Democrats’ responsibility to salve Canadians’ wounds, when they are not demanding candidates to hand over their social media passwords – proving that, as ideological campaigners, they need to stop criticizing their opponents. The party is at odds with Canadians, with its stand on unions, reducing them to a level with the public, explained in ugly truths, and airing Air Canada flight attendants’ dirty CUPE linen in plain sight. They are betraying their constituents who deserve better, never will get it, and won’t over what many hope they have tanked, leaving offices shamed, disgraced, and with any justice indicted and prosecuted for grievous crimes against democracy, leaving millions morally impoverished and abandoned. It’s why NDP rhetoric-free days in many communities are exceptional breaks, not the practice, and why students and others feel the devastating impact (they’ve) had on the lives and well-being of Canada’s youths. In fact, clear explanations exist, and plenty can be done to reduce the unnecessary political-related bloodletting. When used as intended, words kill, maim or injure. Sympathy, empathy and grieving won’t stop it. It’s high time something did, but don’t expect it from the NDP where politicians
are signed up like buying toothpaste. William Perry, Victoria
Saying no to trustee run
I would like to thank all the individuals who encouraged me to put my name forward as a school trustee for the upcoming election. I have, however, decided not to run. In reviewing the decision not to put my name forward, I must say at the outset that I have the greatest respect for the elected officials taking on the task of public life and for those willing to put their names forward to run in the upcoming election. At the time I was a trustee, my wife Judy and I had three sons in the New Westminster school system, Chad, Travis and Carson. After graduating from NWSS, our sons went on to graduate from SFU with degrees: Chad in quantum physics, Travis in computer science and Carson in nuclear physics. My wife Judy also graduated from NWSS and in time worked for the school district for 18 years. Both then and now, our school system has outstanding teachers and programs, and they continue to do great work. As a school trustee for nine years, I am proud of the many accomplishments achieved to assist the students of New Westminster in their education endeavors. It was a wonderful experience, and I am humbled by the opportunity to have served the students and residents of New Westminster. There are many great and courageous people who have put their names forward asking for your support. The ability to choose your elected officials is an important decision. By registering your vote, you have a direct say in the education decisions for future generations.
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in this error.) The errors that bother me the most are the transpositions of “bare” and “bear.” Here’s a good rule: If it’s an action, you probably want to use “bear.” We bear arms and witness, we grin and bear it. Bare is almost always a synonym for naked, uncovered. We ride bareback and tell bare-faced lies. Bear-skin rug should be obvious, but you never
know. Some people at this point probably think bares live in the woods. Am I a language snob? Am I policing the English language, trying to ruthlessly stamp out the random mutations by which language evolves, the changes that took us from Chaucer to Shakespeare, from Shakespeare to Dickens, from Dickens to textspeak? Yes. Consider it part of that evolution. Change will happen.
But without rules acting as a brake (not a break) on that change, we’ll all become mutually unintelligible to one another in just a few generations. I’m just being a language-fascist to slow things down to a manageable level. Someone’s got to make sure we tow the line. Wait, that didn’t come out right. Matthew Claxton is a reporter with the Langley Advance, a sister paper of The Record.
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Atkinson: Trustee won’t run again new high school built. “We had two really good proposals, and, Atkinson. “I don’t think Brent enjoyed (this) last although we’re close, I think the build-out is term,” said Ewen. “I think the board moved five or six years out,” he said. “It certainly from a largely collaborative approach to a was one of the disappointments.” Earlier this year, Atkinson also got his politically motivated approach, and that’s back up when a Hume Park parent comnot what Brent was about.” School superintendent John Woudzia pared him to an El Salvadoran dictator when Atkinson asked the district to look at agrees that the last three years took its toll. “In my seven years as superintendent, closing Hume Park Elementary, which had the last couple of years definitely wore on an enrolment of less than 30 students. “I was the swing vote to keep Hume him,” said Woudzia. “But what I’ll remember about Brent is he was such an outstand- open at 62 students, and then I’m the one ing gentleman, so strongly supportive of being blamed for asking why we’re running public education and what’s best for kids. a school at less than 30?” he said. “I just He was generous and committed and he think that wasn’t very fair. … Why not ask supported senior administration strongly. the other three trustees who voted to close the school?” He was a consummate professionAs for the successes, Atkinson al and a gentleman.” says he loved seeing the football Woudzia said it was the little program resurrected at the high things Atkinson did that impressed school in 2003, he believes the him the most. district has one of the most com“Brent would always call me prehensive and innovative spepersonally if he was going to be cial education programs in the late or going to miss a meeting,” province, and the district was at said Woudzia. “That doesn’t hapthe forefront of the international pen with everyone, but with Brent, education movement. that was how he operated.” “We were there 25-plus years Atkinson, who first ran for Brent Atkinson ago, and international education school trustee in 1979, served all trustee has brought in so much revenue but one year until now, having suffor us,” he said. fered a setback in the mid-’80s. Being able to turn around the fortunes of “I can’t remember what year, but I lost by about 140 votes when there was only the business company has been rewarding. “I stood up for the business company about 17 per cent turnout that year,” he said. “They had another election the next when nobody else would,” he said. “Now, it’s making positive revenue even though it year, and I ran and won my way back.” Atkinson said his old-fashioned way of wasn’t supported by a number of trustees. campaigning, which included taking no They’ve been proven wrong with the busimoney from supporters, running as a true ness company.” As Atkinson rides off into the sunset, he independent, using the same 100 signs each election and relying on word-of-mouth from said he doesn’t need or want sympathy. “I will miss it,” he said. “This was a very families and friends, may not have been the difficult decision. This doesn’t mean I won’t most modern, but it worked for him. “I never really actively campaigned,” he be paying attention to what’s happening in said. “Probably I wasn’t a good politician the district and writing letters and getting because I spoke my mind and stood up for my thoughts out there. “I am really grateful for my time on the what I believed in.” Looking back on his three-plus decades board, and I’m proud of what I was able to as a school trustee, Atkinson said he’s most accomplish. I enjoyed my time, but it’s time disappointed that he wasn’t able to see a for somebody else.”
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Voice won’t back Crosty
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Voice New Westminster is wishing James Crosty well but won’t be officially supporting his campaign to become the city’s next mayor. Neil Powell, president of Voice New Westminster, said the civic electors slate isn’t endorsing a mayoral candidate in the 2011 election. “We wish James well in his campaign,” Powell said. “We are doing separate campaigns.” Powell said Crosty has a history with Voice New Westminster and will likely be supported by some members of the group. “Mayoral campaigns are big and expensive,” he said, “especially when you are going up against an incumbent who has a lot of money left from the last election.” Incumbent Mayor Wayne Wright received $58,850 in contributions for his 2008 campaign and spent $49,249, leaving him with a balance just shy of $10,000. Crosty said he’s proud of the work James Crosty that Voice New Westminster has done candidate to bring a lot of issues to the forefront, particularly around the city’s “premature” decision to purchase a waterfront site for Westminster Pier Park. Crosty said he has worked in the background on behalf of Voice in the past. “I left Voice at the end of last year,” he said. “I am not a member of Voice. I was helping on the board.” Crosty said that the “opposition” was very successful in portraying Voice as a negative group because it was pointing out flaws at city council and school board. “I have too much of a broad appeal to run on a slate,” he said. “I don’t have a narrow focus. I really want to be a mayor of the people.” Crosty said he’d like to see some changes to the makeup of New Westminster city council but said he’s willing to work with anyone if he’s elected. “I think change is good,” he said. “I think we do need some change. I don’t think we throw the baby out with the bathwater. A good mayor can work with them all.”
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Municipal candidate nominations close today ON THE TRAIL
andidates vying for seats on New Westminster city council and school board have until 4 p.m. today to file their nomination papers. As of The Record’s deadline on Thursday, the following candidates had filed papers or indicated their intention of running in the Nov. 19 municipal election: ◗ Council: John Ashdown, Jonathan Cote, Cal
Donnelly, Bill Harper, Vladimir Krasnogor, Jaimie McEvoy, Betty McIntosh, Paul Mulangu, David Noshad, Bob Osterman, Gavin Palmer, Chuck Puchmayr, Susan Wandell and Lorrie Williams. ◗ School board: Nikki Binns, Jonina Campbell, Casey Cook,Michael Ewen, Jim Goring, Lisa Graham, James Janzen, Brenda McEachern-Keen, Mary Ann Mortensen and David Phelan. New Westminster resident James Crosty will be challenging incumbent Wayne Wright for mayor. The City of New Westminster expects to post the final list of candidates on its website shortly after 4 p.m. today (Friday).
New Westminster voters will get their first chance to hear from candidates vying for city council at an all-candidates meeting being held next week. The Queensborough Residents’ Association will hold an all-candidates meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. at the Queensborugh Community Centre. Candidates running for city council and mayor are invited to attend.
New Westminster city councillors won’t be able to play a role in the upcoming Canadian Citizenship ceremony being held at city hall.
Although city councillors normally have a role at the citizenship ceremony held at city hall, that’s not the case this year. The ceremony is taking place at city hall on Saturday, Nov. 5 at 11 a.m. “Because it is an election year, we can’t be part of the ceremony,” explained Coun. Bob Osterman. “We can only sit in the audience.” Guidelines for Canadian citizenship ceremonies state that people planning to run an election campaign are not to be invited to ceremonies. The guidelines also state that federal or municipal incumbents aren’t precluded from attending the ceremony if they wish. “If incumbent members
or candidates attend a citizenship ceremony, the clerk must explain that they will not be allowed to speak, will not be introduced and should not introduce themselves as a candidate.”
When New Westminster city councillor Betty McIntosh first ran for city council, social media was virtually nonexistent. But times have a changed, and McIntosh has done her best to keep up with changing technology. In preparation for her 2011 election campaign, McIntosh recently asked her webmaster to “freshen up” her website. McIntosh uses Facebook
for friends and family connections, while she uses Twitter (@BettyM13) to make brief announcements to the community. Incumbent councillor Jonathan Cote is another candidate with a presence on Twitter – he’s at @jonathanxcote. Mayoral candidate James Crosty regularly Tweets at @Crostyca. School board candidates Jonina Campbell (@joninacampbell) and David Phelan (@david phelan) often comment on Twitter. Although she has embraced social media, McIntosh still believes that email has the biggest benefit to a city councillor as it allows her to communicate directly with residents.
Lawyer in the race for New West school trustee BY ALFIE LAU REPORTER firstname.lastname@example.org
Brenda McEachern-Keen announced Monday she’ll be running to become a New Westminster school trustee in this November’s civic election. McEachern-Keen and her husband have been New Westminster residents for 23 years and have
two sons who both attended public school in New Westminster. McEachern-Keen has a bachelor of commerce degree and a law degree from UBC and has been practising law for more than 20 years. She is currently a consultant to the financial services industry, providing estate and tax advice to financial advisors. McEachern-Keen believes
the role of a school trustee is to seek input from all stakeholders, develop policy, communicate it clearly and then step aside and let teachers do what they do best – inspire children. “The role of the board is to allocate resources effectively to create a culture where teachers love to teach and children love to learn,” McEachern-Keen said in
a press release. “Education matters now more than ever, and I want to build on my passion for education. “We don’t have the luxury of conducting business as usual in SD40,” McEachern-Keen said. “The auditor general is knocking at the door. One can surmise he’s not going away any time soon. As a lawyer, I have the training
and experience to interpret and implement his recommendations in a way that is appropriate for our community.” Some of McEachern-Keen’s volunteer work has included serving on the Massey Theatre board and serving as treasurer for Queen’s Park Preschool. McEachern-Keen is endorsed by Voice New Westminster.
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◗ IN THE COMMUNITY
The Lively City: A night at the theatre and more ◗P12 In the Library: Try out eReaders and eBooks ◗P24
Local author up for top literary award New Westminster’s JJ Lee a ﬁnalist for Governor General’s Literary Awards
The Canadians at the Battle of Hong Kong and the POW Experience, 1941-45, Richard Gwyn, for Nation Maker: Sir John A. Macdonald: His Life, Our Times, Volume Two: 18671891 and Andrew Nikiforuk for Empire of the Beetle: How Human BY JULIE MACLELLAN REPORTER Folly and a Tiny Bug Are Killing email@example.com North America’s Great Forests. Lee has no idea what to expect JJ Lee had no idea he’d just from the nomination or how it been named a finalist in the will affect his marketing of the Governor General’s Literary book. Awards. Past winners lists read like The New Westminster writer a Who’s Who of the Canadian was in Calgary for the WordFest literary world, including such writers’ festival. With neither luminaries as Michael Ondaatje, cellphone nor computer on hand Miriam Toews, Jane Urquhart, to connect him to the wired Alice Munro, Margaret Atwood, world, he was out of touch with Pierre Berton and Marshall the news. McLuhan. So, when he headed off to But Lee isn’t sure yet how a morning meeting Tuesday being named in such illustrious – to talk about the company will affect WordFEAST fundthe future of his own raiser he’d be MC’ing book. on Tuesday night – he “I’m very happy. He notes that, up was surprised when till this point, he has one of the organizers I’m not a cool focused on personcongratulated him. ally reaching people, cucumber, I’m “I said thank you,” one-on-one, to get his he says. “I had no idea just in shock book into people’s what she was talking right now.” hands. about.” “I have really He quickly learned taken on the responthat she was congrat- JJ LEE sibility of sharing my author ulating him on the book with people,” Governor General’s he says. “I’m happy nomination. that there’s another way to reach “’Don’t tease me,’ I think I people, but I don’t know what it said,” Lee says with a laugh, means.” on the phone from Calgary on Lee was scheduled to be in Tuesday morning. Calgary until today (Friday). But no, it wasn’t a joke. He had a reading from The It took a fellow writer to look it Measure of a Man on Wednesday up on her computer, and another and was taking part a panel on to search on her iPhone, before social media, with authors Lynn Lee could be shown that yes, the Coady and Emma Ruby-Sachs, news was real. on Thursday. “I’m very happy,” Lee says, Lee is one of 68 finalists altothough he admits that he didn’t gether for the Governor General’s get outwardly excited. “I’m not a Literary Awards, chosen by a cool cucumber, I’m just in shock jury from a total of 1,684 eligible right now.” books. The Governor General’s “The GGs always generate Literary Awards recognize excitement,” said Robert Sirman, Canada’s best work in English director and CEO of the Canada and French in the categories Council for the Arts, in a press of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, release about the awards. drama, children’s literature (text “The Canada Council has and illustration) and translation. administered these awards for Lee is one of five finalists in more than five decades, and the the non-fiction, English category shortlisted and winning books for his book, The Measure of a have had tremendous influence Man: The Story of a Father, a Son, not just in Canada but around and a Suit, recently published by the world.” McClelland & Stewart. For a full list of this year’s Also nominated in the same Governor General’s Literary category are Charles Foran for Award finalists, see www. Mordecai: The Life & Times, Nathan canadacouncil.ca/prizes/ggla. M. Greenfield for The Damned: www.twitter.com/juliemaclellan
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Literary heights: New Westminster author JJ Lee was just named a ﬁnalist for the Governor General’s Literary Awards. He was named in the non-ﬁction category for his recently released book, The Measure of a Man: The Story of a Father, a Son, and a Suit. Lee is in Calgary this week speaking at that city’s WordFest writers’ festival.
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Spirit Level a theatre treat
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ellow Royal City residents, did you know that we can lay claim to the longest continually running community theatre company in the province? That’s one of the facts I picked up at the opening night gala for the Vagabond Players’ new production, Spirit Level. The comedy, which is playing at the Bernie Legge Theatre in Queen’s Park, launched the company’s 75th anniversary season. Yes, our very own Vagabond Players – which began with a series of one-act plays staged at St. Aidan’s Church – have been offering community theatre productions every year since 1937. And, judging by the enthusiastic crowd and the delightful production we were treated to at opening night, it’s not hard to imagine another 75 years ahead. Spirit Level tells the tale of Jack and Susie Cameron, a married couple who died in an accident and who now haunt the cottage where they used to live. It was a good choice for the season opener, with its nice balance of laugh-out-loud comedy and deeper philosophical questions. Perhaps not surprisingly, leads Mike and Cathe Busswood – themselves a married couple – were spot-on as the Camerons, finding both the humour and the tragedy in their roles and making us genuinely care about their fate. Rebecca Strom and Jordan Spanjers were equally perfect as the young couple taking up residence in the Camerons’ house, and the three strong supporting players – David Wallace as the unfortunate real estate agent Mark Webster, Lynne KareyMcKenna as the imperious mother-in-law Marcia Bradshaw, and Mila YeeHafer as the overworked Guardian Angel – milked the considerable humour in their roles to great effect. Kudos to the whole team, and to director Dale Kelly, for an entertaining night out. If you haven’t seen Spirit Level yet, there’s still time – it’s playing until Oct. 29. For more, check out www.vagabondplayers. ca, or call 604-521-3055 for information. (For reservations only, call 604-5210412.)
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Comedy: Cathe Busswood, Lynne Karey-McKenna and David Wallace in Spirit Level, the Vagabond Players production now on at Bernie Legge Theatre.
While I’m on the subject of the Vagabond Players, a reminder that the company is holding auditions on Oct. 16 and 17 for its next production, Mrs. Bob Cratchit’s Wild Christmas Binge. The show will be on stage from Dec. 15 to Jan. 7. Actors of all ages are being sought for a variety of roles, both lead and ensemble – you can check out all the details at www. vagabondplayers.ca under
the Auditions link for specifics. Auditions will be held on a first-come, first-served basis both nights, from 7 to 10 p.m.
Music lovers, mark your calendars now for this one. The New Westminster Symphony Orchestra is offering up a classical pops concert on Sunday, Nov. 13 at 2 p.m. at the Massey Theatre. The program includes
some classical favourites: Verdi’s La Forza del Destino Overture, Bartok’s Romanian Dances, Shostakovich’s Cheryomushki Suite and Delibes’ Coppelia Suite. Admission is by donation. For more on the orchestra and its 2011/12 season, check out www.nwso.ca. Do you have an item for Lively City? Send arts and entertainment ideas to Julie, jmaclellan@royalcityrecord. com. You can also follow her on Twitter, @juliemaclellan.
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Fire department offers safety ideas AROUND TOWN
ew Westminster Fire and Rescue Service is encouraging residents to keep their homes safe during Fire Prevention Week. The focus of this year’s Fire Prevention Week, which is being held Oct. 9 to 15, is to prevent the leading causes of home fires. These include cooking, heating and electrical equipment, as well as those caused by candles and smoking materials. “Home fire deaths can be prevented by taking a few simple precautions like having working smoke alarms and home fire escape plan, keeping things that can burn away from the stove and always turning off space heaters before going to bed,” said Capt. Brent Joel of New Westminster Fire and Rescue. “Fire is a dangerous opponent, but by anticipating the hazards you are much less likely to be one of the thousands of people injured in home fires each year.” New Westminster Fire and Rescue has offered the following tips for protecting your home and family from fire: ◗ Stay in the kitchen while you are frying, grilling or broiling food. If you leave the kitchen – even for a
short period of time – turn off the stove. ◗ Keep anything that can burn at least three feet away from heating equipment such as the fireplace, furnace, wood stove or portable space heater. ◗ Replace or repair damaged or loose electrical cords. ◗ If you smoke, smoke outside. Use deep, wide ashtrays on a sturdy table. ◗ Blow out all candles when you leave the room or go to bed. Avoid using candles in the bedroom and other areas where people may fall asleep. “While preventing home fires in New Westminster is our number one priority, it is not always possible,” Joel said in a press release. “New Westminster’s residents need to provide the best protection to keep their homes and families safe in the event of a fire. This can be achieved by developing an escape plan which you practise regularly and equipping homes with lifesaving technologies like smoke alarms and home fire sprinklers.”
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And for those of you who are heading out of town on vacation, be sure to take a copy of The Record along because we want to go with you. Take a picture of yourself with the hometown newspaper and send us a copy for our Paper Postcards gallery. To see the current galleries, visit The Record’s website at www.royalcity record.com/galleries. You can send photos to cmy email@example.com
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Seeking reconciliation The Canadians for Reconciliation Society is calling on the provincial government to acknowledge the untold history of Chinese and Indigenous People in B.C. In 2010, the City of New Westminster formally apologized for the way the city had treated Chinese Canadians in the late 1800s and early 1900s. The state of California has also apologized for its discriminatory policies, and the City of Bellingham has apologized for expelling the Chinese in 1885/1886. “That leaves B.C. as the few remaining West Coast jurisdictions which still hide its history towards its minorities,” said a press release from the society. Do you have an item for Around Town? Send ideas to Theresa, tmcmanus@ royalcityrecord.com. You can also follow her on Twitter, @ TheresaMcManus, and check out her Only in New West blog at www.royalcityrecord. com.
Bandathon on Saturday
New Westminster Secondary School music students want to raise $30,000 – and they need your help. The students are gearing up for their second fundraising bandathon, a 12-hour non-stop musical marathon to be held at the school on Saturday, Oct. 15. Students will play in three-hour shifts to keep the music going all day. The students are already out of the gate with fundraising, having held a “Bandathon Blitz” recently. More than 125 students, with parent volunteers, went door-to-door talking to New Westminster residents about the music program and their goals for the year. “It was a great experience,” said Dylan Kirkby, a Grade 12 music student, in a press release. “We had really positive responses from the people we talked to, and it was a fun team-building event as well.”
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The students raised almost $6,000 on blitz night alone. They’re hoping to reach their $30,000 goal to allow the music department to fund bursaries and scholarships for deserving grads, as well as buying a set of flugel horns, a new bass drum and stand, and a new marimba. Money raised will also enable the senior band ensembles to attend the prestigious MusicFest Canada festival being held in Ottawa in May. The festival is by invitation only to top ensembles from local music festivals, and eight different ensembles from NWSS have been honoured with an invitation to the May 2012 event. Part of the proceeds from the bandathon will also be used to help New Westminster Family Place. To pledge your support, visit www. fanofthebandathon.com.
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Free Fall Aldergrove man nearly loses life after losing balance on ladder
It’s amazing how quickly life can fall apart. It can happen to anyone – an accident at work, a car crash, or something as simple as a misplaced step. Last December, 39-yearold Trevor James fell ﬁve feet from a ladder, hit the concrete and fractured his skull. He was rushed by air ambulance from his Chilliwack worksite to RCH. “RCH kept my husband from becoming a statistic,” says Marnie James of her 39-year-old husRCH Neurosurgeon Dr. band Trevor, with son, Colby and daughter, Courtney. Michael Nikolakis performed a craniotomy on Trevor to reable to speak again? Those were some of the things move a blood clot that had formed in his brain. A few that passed through my mind during those dark days,” days later, fellow Neurosurgeon Dr. Richard Chan had to remove half of Trevor’s skull, as Trevor was suﬀering recalls Marnie. “Everyone told me how lucky we were that he was at Royal Columbian, and that gave me from very high brain swelling and pressure. hope.” Trevor spent Christmas in a coma in RCH’s IntenTrevor woke up on New Year’s Day. Since then, sive Care Unit, surrounded by his wife, Marnie and he has put his hard work ethic to work on himself, their two children, Courtney, 16, and Colby, 12. They redeveloping his ability to read, spell, drive and most didn’t know if he would make it through, or what his importantly, tell his family he loves them. condition would be when he woke up. “Will he even remember me? The kids? Will he be
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• RCH is on e of two majo r trauma cen tres in B.C. a nd receives m ore trauma patients by a ir ambulanc e than any other hospita l in the provin ce • Last year, RCH treated m ore than 10,000 trau ma patients fr om across B.C. • Falls and motor vehic le collisions are the two highest cau ses of traumatic injury in B.C. • Trauma is the #1 cause of death for 15-45 year-o ld males
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Where RCH Patients come from in the Fraser Health Region
RCH needs signiﬁcant investment from government and community to continue as centre of excellence
Fundraising for healthcare takes a lot more than bake sales! Keeping the ﬁrst hospital in B.C. stocked with necessary equipment and resources for clinical research and education is an ongoing task that involves many ways to give: large-scale donations, gifts through the mail and rchfoundation.com, wills, gifts of securities, and events. Since 1862, support from individuals, organizations and businesses has built upon government funding to help our medical teams make RCH the centre of excellence that it is today. However, RCH continues to run at overcapacity and we cannot stand by and watch the hospital’s infrastructure continue to erode. In 2012, we celebrate 150 years of health care. It’s Royal Columbian’s turn for government to make a major investment, and partner with RCH Foundation donors. Wouldn’t that be the best birthday present ever for the 1.6 million British Columbians who depend on RCH?
Happy Birthday RCH Oldest hospital in B.C. celebrates 150 years
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Royal Columbian Hospital is celebrating its 150th birthday in 2012. As British Columbia’s oldest hospital, it has cared for generations of patients from birth through to passing, and continues to deliver the best in health care today. Be sure to join us in 2012 for events and activities celebrating this monumental milestone in B.C.’s history. Do you have an RCH story you would like to share with us? If so, please contact RCH Foundation at 604.520.4438 or rchfoundation.com.
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When the stars align RCH medical teams save BC Lions’ Stanley Franks’s leg and possibly future playing career BC Lions Defensive Back Stanley Franks nearly lost not only his playing career but his entire leg as a result of a severe hyper-extended knee injury during a game against the Calgary Stampeders this season. Running at top speed, Franks stepped on top of a receiver’s foot. The impact dislocated Franks’s left knee and forced it backwards and to the side. “I just knew my season was over… I had no feeling where my shin should be,” recalls 25-year-old Franks. While BC Lions’ Team Physician and Stanley Franks was in his third season RCH Orthopaedic with the BC Lions when he was injured. Surgeon Dr. Dory Photo by Kyle Clapham. Boyer was able
RCH Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Darius Viskontas consults with BC Lions Defensive Back Stanley Franks prior to his second knee operation.
to pop Franks’s knee back into place on the ﬁeld, he could ﬁnd no pulse in the major knee artery. Without immediate restoration of blood ﬂow, Franks would surely lose his leg. Franks was rushed from the ﬁeld to RCH where Vascular Surgeon Dr. Kamyar Kazemi spent nearly four hours meticulously repairing Franks’s artery, which had been torn in half. Franks’s hospital ordeal was far from over, though. Four weeks later, RCH Orthopaedic Surgeons Dr. Darius Viskontas and Dr. Trevor Stone took on the highly complex and uncommon task of reconstructing Franks’s Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) and posterolateral (outside) corner knee ligament. Dr. Vis-
kontas and Dr. Stone are two of only three orthopaedic surgeons in B.C. who conduct this type of complex surgery. “Certainly here at Royal Columbian, we are used to seeing signiﬁcant trauma [patients],” says Dr. Viskontas, “so we get really good at treating complex injuries.” Franks is now embarking on a nine-month rehabilitation program. While he remains hopeful about returning to the ﬁeld next season, Franks is most grateful to have his leg so he can lead a normal life. “I’m going to give it all I’ve got and see how far it takes me,” says Franks. “I owe it to both my teams – BC Lions and RCH – to give it my best shot.”
The Voice of the Canucks speaks out for RCH John Ashbridge, long-time radio personality and public address announcer for the Vancouver Canucks since 1987, recently returned to RCH to thank his cardiac care team by hanging a heart tile in their honour in the cardiac unit. “Royal Columbian Hospital has saved my life as it has many others from throughout this province,” says Ashbridge, Vice-chair, RCH Foundation Board of Directors. “This hospital is B.C.’s hospital and it needs your support.”
Ashbridge suﬀered a heart blockage in early April 2011 and was admitted to RCH where he had a pacemaker inserted. Thanks to RCH’s cardiac team, he was able to be back behind the microphone in time for the Stanley Cup Playoﬀs. Proceeds from the sale of each heart tile beneﬁts the cardiac program at RCH. To purchase a heart tile or for more information, please call RCH Foundation at 604.520.4438 or rchfoundation.com.
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“I shouldn’t be alive…my baby girl shouldn’t be alive… but we’re both here thanks to Dr. Chan.” Those words are being spoken by Shannon Gaudette, 39, a woman who had two malignant tumours – one the size of an orange, the other the size of a lemon -- removed from her brain in June. She was six-and-a-half months pregnant at the time. Shannon started her battle with cancer back in 2005 when she had a mole removed that tested positive for melanoma. The cancer returned in January 2010 in her lymph nodes on her right side, which were subsequently removed. Not focused on anything else but beating cancer, Shannon and her husband Brad were surprised when they found out they were pregnant in December 2010. Shannon enjoyed a healthy pregnancy until May 21, 2011 – the day her foot went numb. Assuming it was a normal symptom of pregnancy, she didn’t think much of it until her condition grew worse. “I started feeling weak…not well, and my handwriting was going wonky,” recalls Shannon. An emergency MRI scan at a local hospital showed two large masses in Shannon’s brain. “We were astounded,” recalls The two white oval-shaped areas Brad, who was told in this MRI scan are the malignant that there wasn’t tumours. anything that could
RCH Neurosurgeon Dr. Richard Chan was able to completely remove both malignant tumours from Shannon’s brain.
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Shannon Gaudette had two brain tumours removed when she was six-and-a-half-months pregnant with Madeline, being held here by husband Brad. Read Shannon’s full story at rchfoundation.com.
be done for Shannon except ease some of the pressure being caused by the tumours. There was a chance that they could keep Shannon alive long enough to deliver the baby, but she would need to be transferred to RCH, which has a team of neurosurgeons, high-risk maternity and neonatal intensive care specialists all under one roof. “Those were the two worst nights of my life,” recalls Brad. RCH Neurosurgeon Dr. Richard Chan was on-call when they arrived at RCH on the night of Saturday, June 11. Upon meeting Brad, Dr. Chan, referring to the two malignant tumours in Shannon’s brain, simply said: “They’ve gotta come out.” Brad tearfully kissed his wife goodbye as she was wheeled into the OR, not knowing if Shannon or their
baby would survive. After six hours in surgery, Dr. Chan emerged saying, “I got it all and the baby is ﬁne.” “I can’t express what a relief it was,” says Brad. During the next few weeks at RCH, Shannon slowly regained her ability to walk, talk and function normally again. “When I say it’s a miracle, I truly believe it is,” said Shannon’s Dad, Langley Township Mayor Rick Green, in a media interview. Shannon continued to recover through her stays in the Intensive Care, High Acuity, Neuro and High-Risk Maternity units. On August 5, although eight weeks premature, Madeline Gaudette was born a healthy baby girl, at the hands of obstetrician Dr. Melanie Altas and
• RCH is the only hospita l in B.C. that has a n euroscience s, highrisk maternit y and neona tal intensive ca re unit (NICU ) all on one site. • RCH’s NIC U has tient outcom had the best paes of any NIC U in the country sinc e 1997. • RCH has ﬁ ve neurosurg eons who perform 1,25 0 neurosurg eries per year.
neonatologist Dr. Zenon Cieslak. “We are so grateful for the exceptional care we received on every ward…the doctors, nurses, cleaning staﬀ, porters, social workers…everyone was just amazing,” says Shannon. Two months later, an MRI scan showed there were no residual, recurrent or new tumours in Shannon’s brain. “He got everything,” says Shannon. Shannon’s battle with cancer is not over yet, as she embarks on a four-month drug treatment to combat two small tumours on her liver and one on her lung, but she is feeling strong. “I’m so thankful that we are here,” says Shannon. “I cherish every day that I get to spend with our daughter, because we weren’t supposed to be here.”
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Strokes are the third leading cause of death in Canada. Knowing the symptoms of stroke and seeking emergency medical care are fundamental in saving the lives of stroke victims. So is access to advanced medical technology. That’s why RCH Foundation is raising funds for a new Multipurpose Suite that will improve treatment of stroke, aneurysm and cardiac patients. The Biplane Angiography Machine with 3D Advanced Mapping is a state-of-the art equipment system that enables minimally invasive procedures to be performed more quickly and safely. It can also cut the normal procedure length in half. “With the two ‘C’ arms and 3D visualization, it’s like using a GPS system to steer the course of the patient’s blood vessels,” says RCH Medical Imaging Manager Karen Bevan-Pritchard. The system synchs with other technology such as
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Only $800,000 more to go! Thanks to our many generous individual, corporate and community organization donors, our Multipurpose Suite campaign is well underway! To date, their generosity has raised $2,000,000 towards a suite that will help RCH meet the extraordinary and growing demand for specialized cardiac and neurological care in B.C. Many of those who have chosen to support our cause are patients who have suﬀered a stroke, aneurysm or serious heart problem, and the family members and friends who love them. They understand that advanced diagnoses and treatment is only as good as the access you have to it. To donate or ﬁnd out more about our Mulitpurpose Suite campaign, please call 604.520.4438 or visit rchfoundation.com.
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Thank you to all of our corporate and community donors for their donations received to date in 2011, which are helping us support exceptional care at RCH Having a baby in the NICU can be a very stressful experience.
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(Left) CIBC District Vice-president Paulo Brazinha presents a
(Right) Dorette Jackson, RBC Royal Bank Assistant Manager, Client
cheque for $11,000 to Medical Imaging Manager Karen Bevan-
Services, and Peter Zivanovic, RBC Royal Bank Branch Manager,
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Foundation to Laurie Tetarenko, Vice-president, Royal Columbian
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Hospital Foundation, in support of a new Multipurpose Suite that will expand cardiac, stroke and aneurysm care at RCH.
(Centre) Sandra Schmirler Foundation Board Member Robin Wilson presents (left) RCH Foundation Major Gifts Oﬃcer Lisa Rosales
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It was the middle of the night when Lisa and Frank Dyck were bundled into a B.C. Air Ambulance and ﬂown to RCH – 1,300 kilometres away from their home in tiny Prespatou, in northeastern B.C. Lisa’s water had broken and she was only 28 weeks pregnant. She was airlifted to RCH, as it is a provincial centre for high-risk maternity and neonatal intensive care (NICU). Lisa was put on bed rest for three weeks until her baby could be safely delivered. On July 7, 2011, Lisa gave birth to a baby boy whom they named Trevor. Born premature, Trevor was treated for lung problems in RCH’s NICU for ﬁve weeks. With no local family or friend support and having to take time oﬀ work, ﬁnances were very tight and caused extra stress for Frank and Lisa. Fortunately, RCH Social Worker Cheri King was able to access funds for their living expenses from RCH Foundation’s Maternity Infant Child Youth Emergency Response Fund supported by Variety – The Children’s Charity. “To try and pay for our food and accommodation down here would’ve been impossible without help,” says Lisa. “The fund was a big relief for us.” The fund has helped more than 150 families at RCH from across the province since 2008.
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Royal Columbian Hospital (RCH) Psychiatric Department now has innovative technology that brings patients from rural and remote areas right through the doors of RCH without the patient having to leave home. The purchase of the equipment was made possible by Thanks to the StanJean Foundation, RCH’s Psychiatric Department now has innovative technolthe StanJean Foundation’s gift ogy that brings patients from rural and remote areas right through the doors of RCH without of $40,000 to RCH Foundathe patient having to leave home. Photo by Brent Richter, The Record. tion. Telepsychiatry connects the RCH mental health care RCH is a leading UBC teaching hospital with a ﬁveteam with patients throughout the Fraser Health year Psychiatric UBC Residency Program. The hospital region by live video-conferencing, high-speed telecommunication networks and two-way video cameras sees a variety of patients, with conditions ranging from substance addiction, to depression and psychoin a secured and private environment. The attending psychiatrist can respond with a full report and recom- sis and grief reactions. Patients who have experienced a serious trauma, heart attack, stroke or aneurysm mendations. Dr. Ambrose Cheng, RCH Staﬀ Psychiatrist explains, often deal with mental challenges and depression during their ICU recovery time and after their body has “Remote and rural areas are underserviced. With this healed. “Mental recovery is as important as physical new technology, I can consult with patients in Hope, recovery, and our hospital programs recognize and Chilliwack and Mission from New Westminster in a respond to this,” says Dr. Cheng. single day.”
Welcome neighbour! Celebrating their new store opening at 270 E. Columbia Street, New Westminster, Thrifty Foods is passionate about building healthier communities. For every pumpkin sold October 19 – 31, $1 will be donated to RCH Foundation to help the hospital provide the best services for stroke, aneurysm and
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o what are these eBooks that everyone is talking about? Electronic books (more commonly known as eBooks) have the same words and content as regular books, but they come in an electronic format, rather than on the printed page. You can download and read eBooks on a computer or on a special handheld device, such as a Kobo eReader. Now you can come to the library and try one out for yourself. The New
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On Sept. 25, 28 hard-working volunteers participated in the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup at the Carter Foreshore Park and on South Dyke Road from Gifford Street to Boundary Road in Queensborough. They collected almost 100 kilograms of refuse. “Cleanups can be difficult because success can really feel like defeat for the participants,” said site coordinator Karla Olson. “And every person experienced it. When they returned to the gathering area with their bag of collected garbage, they all had big smiles on their faces until the moment they saw the amount of garbage that others had also collected. “It was a difficult moment to witness this loss of joy. But no one person could have achieved what we did that day. Seeing the achievement of the group effort and realizing that people can change things makes all the difference.” Even though downpours occurred just before and after the cleanup, the rain held
off during the actual cleanup. After two hours of collection, the list of items collected was eclectic. “They found a set of house keys still attached to a backpack, one chair, lots of caution tape, a door knob, three knickknack statues, a bucket full of hardened cement, a nail clipper, paint cans and lots of garbage,” said Olson. “We collected 93 plastic bags, 40 glass beverage bottles, 66 pop cans, 91 food wrappers, four bleach containers, 17 buoys, two fishing lines, eight oil bottles, two tires, 50 large pieces of Styrofoam and the number one littered item: 157 cigarette butts found concentrated around the lovely sitting and viewing areas that the city recently put in.” Collecting approximately 95 kilograms of litter was a bitter sweet moment for participants. “I was surprised and disappointed to see how much garbage we actually found,” said Coun. Jonathan Cote. “We saw everything from paint cans to furniture. Our riverfront is a sensitive environment, and we cannot allow it to become a dumping site.” www.twitter.com/AlfieLau
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Methodist College was a key part of city past OUR PAST
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here is always considerable interest in the story of the Columbian Methodist College that used to operate in New Westminster. People on walking tours of the Queen’s Park area are often surprised to learn that this sizable institution used to stand where
College Court is today – on First Street between Third Avenue and Queens Avenue, facing Queen’s Park Stadium. Members of the local Methodist Church, then situated on lower Sixth Street near Carnarvon, began to plan for such an educational facility in the late 1800s. The college began in the basement of the church, as well as in some homes of local Methodists. In time it needed a permanent home and, through the Edmonds family, acquired a house and land, developed a complex of buildings and
became a viable educational resource. The institution operated until the mid-1930s, when a combination of factors, not least of which was the new university that was growing rapidly at Point Grey, the University of British Columbia, caused it to close its doors. There are local stories of the demolition of the buildings, people acquiring a souvenir table, desk, chair, podium and so on, while a feature or two remain – one of which is part of the “swimming tank.” Many people who did not attend the school still
remember the site and structures. They talk of the landscaped grounds and the grass tennis courts, the gymnasium in which they played badminton, the meeting rooms in which they attended various discussions and presentations, and even the large banquet and formal functions that made excellent use of the college’s facilities. Some of the early photographs of the Queen’s Park exhibition buildings owe their elevated view of the park’s structures to the fact that the photographer was able to take his camera equipment to the top
of a college building or two, most often the former Edmonds home. An area resident remembered that whenever something new happened in the park, professional photographers would come by to see about making use of an upstairs window or balcony. One of the items most commonly available from Columbian College days is the school calendar, a booklet that told of the college, its scholastic offerings, its social and cultural amenities, and so on. Many people have these, as do libraries and archives, and
they provide a fascinating glimpse into the school. Photos of the site are also available, and postcards of the college were a standard Royal City souvenir. The background story of the school, how it came about and why it ended will be described at the New Westminster Historical Society on Wednesday, Oct. 19, starting at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the public library. Guest speaker Eric Damer, an educator with an interest in this college, will present some fascinating information from his research into its operation.
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eflecting on healthy living and aging, here are seven tips to staying young and healthy. ◗ Be like my dad: Be your-
self, and don’t act your age. Don’t waste this day preoccupied with what you don’t have to worry about today. Keep working as long as you’re having fun. If you’re not having fun, start looking for another job. ◗ Don’t avoid doctors: Don’t avoid doctors, but avoid the things that will increase your need for medical care. When you see your family physician, ask what you can
do to maintain your wellbeing. Are you due for any screening tests? What can you do right now to improve your health? ◗ Make each day a school day: When I drive my daughter to school, I remind her of the three essentials of each day: Learn something new, help someone else, and have fun. ◗ Healthy living: Keep doing the things that make you feel good in
the long term, but avoid some of the things that make you feel good in the short term. In the former category are a supportive social network, meaningful activity, enjoyable exercise and healthy eating. In the latter, recreational drugs, excessive alcohol, unsafe sex and smoking. ◗ Life begins at 40: If you were born before 1962, start counting your birthdays backwards each year. “30” will be the new 50.
I’m looking forward (again) to doing all the things I hoped to accomplish by age 30. ◗ Check out Realage.com.: Calculate your physical age, based on your health risks and lifestyle choices. It may give you a better age than the calendar, and it’s based on medical science rather than the preferred methods used by most over 30: fantasy and denial. ◗ See with the eyes of a
child: Continue to see each day, your world and the people in your life with the eyes of a child. Greet each day with the enthusiasm and open mind of a toddler, and see the extraordinary in the ordinary. Laugh as loudly and as often as a child. Dr. Davidicus Wong is a physician and writer. For more on healthy living and positive change, read his posts at davidicuswong. wordpress.com.
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e’re continuing with our popua colouring contest, a “guess the pumpkin lar feature – our staff’s Top 5 weight” contest and free popcorn and (Or More) Things To Do This grab bags. Guests are invited to wear Weekend. We’ve moved publication to their cutest, scariest or most original cosour Friday editions. This week, we’ve tume; prizes will be awarded and complimentary photos will be taken. got a garage sale, a Christmas audiThe event is free, but donations are tion, astrology and spirituality, an early Halloween surprise and a great safety tip. accepted in support of Monarch Place, a transition house for women and children Here’s our Top 5 for this weekend. fleeing domestic violence. The event runs Get bargain hunting on Saturday, rain or shine. Oct. 15 for a garage sale, running Get astrological with Robert Hand, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Queens Avenue United Church at 529 an astrologer and scholar of medieval Queens Ave. There will lots of history, who will be making great bargains at this event. a rare appearance in New For more info, call 604-525Westminster. 4073 or 604-597-3894. The Fraser Valley Astrological Guild is hosting an upcoming Get auditioning for lecture and workshop series the Vagabond Players’ Christmas production of Mrs. as part of its 20th anniversary Bob Cratchit’s Wild Christmas celebrations. Hand will be Binge. presenting at the International Auditions are on the nights of Spiritualist Alliance at #201Oct. 16 and 17, from 7 to 10 317 Columbia St. p.m., first come, first served. Hand will be speaking about The group is seeking a whole the principles of astrology and (or more) host of actors for both lead and Western magic on Friday, Oct. ensemble parts. For more info, Things to do 14 at 7 p.m. He will also be check out the audition notice this weekend presenting a workshop about at www.vagabondplayers.ca or ancient philosophy and spirivisit the group’s Facebook page – search tuality and their impact on astrology on for Vagabond Players. The production, Saturday, Oct. 15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. directed by Katherine Bethell, runs at the For more info, call 604-574-9545 or go to Bernie Legge Theatre from Dec. 15 to Jan. www.astrologyguild.com. Get testing your fire alarm and 7. replacing your smoke alarm batterGet into Halloween with Derrick ies because it’s Fire Prevention Week. Thornhill’s annual pumpkin patch. Running from Oct. 9 to 15 and fully supThornhill, a real estate agent with Park Georgia Realty, will be holding his annual ported by your local New Westminster firefighters, this is a great event to get pumpkin patch on Saturday, Oct. 15 from people young and old into the basics of noon to 4 p.m. at the Queen’s Park picnic fire prevention. shelter. Residents are invited to drop by Email your Top 5 ideas to calendar@ and pick one of the thousand or so pumproyalcityrecord.com or send them to alau@ kins that will be scattered around the picroyalcityrecord.com. You can also check out nic area, enjoy a cup of hot chocolate or our full arts and events calendar listings at coffee and some Timbits provided by the www.royalcityrecord.com. Tim Hortons community cruiser. – compiled by staff reporter Alfie Lau The event also features pumpkin carving,
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No gas, no oil changes, no problem. The first 100 per cent electric Nissan Leaf arrived in Burnaby on Wednesday afternoon. Kelly Carmichael, a BCIT researcher, took possession of his new Nissan Leaf at Morrey Nissan, and he couldn’t be happier. “I’m so excited,” he said. “Becoming the owner of a Nissan Leaf is of significant importance to me … (because) for the past four years, BCIT and B.C. Hydro have worked together to establish Canada’s very first Smart Microgrid on the main campus of BCIT. “The aim of this project is to establish an embryo of Canada’s next generation electricity grid here in Burnaby and understand how Smart Grid can help Canada make the transition to a green economy. “I am looking forward to furnishing my fellow researchers at BCIT with my driving and charging experiences with my new Nissan Leaf.” Peter Burrell, senior fleet manager for the Morrey Auto Group, was pleased to hand the keys of the new Nissan Leaf to Carmichael and Shona Shuter. “This is such an efficient car,” said Burrell. “You’ll have significant savings on fuel and upkeep because you won’t have to do any oil changes. … The regular maintenance schedule on this is almost nothing.”
The Nissan Leaf is an all-electric car that was recognized as the 2011 World Car of the Year. The car is emblematic of the “no gas, no tailpipe” zero-emission era. “This is a significant milestone as we deliver the first all-electric Nissan Leaf,” said Allen Childs, president of Nissan Canada Inc. “Sustainable mobility is within our grasp, and at Nissan, we’re excited to be leading the way.” In late October, Nissan Canada will open its online reservation process for its first allocation of 2012 Nissan Leafs. Reservations are available at www.nissan.ca/ LEAF. By the end of the 2012 model year, Nissan anticipates 600 Nissan Leafs on Canadian roads. “We’ve had a lot of consumers come into the dealership asking questions about the Nissan Leaf, really curious about an all-electric car and how it would fit into their lifestyle,” said Jason Morrey, president of Morrey Nissan. “It’s very exciting to be at the forefront of the sustainable mobility movement.” The Nissan Leaf is a medium-size hatchback with cargo space and seating for five adults. It has a range of 160 kilometres on one full charge. With a 240-volt home charging dock, full charge is achieved in seven hours, and with a Level 3 Quick Charger, 80 per cent charge can be achieved in just 26 minutes.
Powered by a lithiumion battery, the Nissan Leaf generates 107 horsepower, 207 lb.-ft. of torque. The lithium-ion battery pack carries an industry-competitive warranty of eight years or 160,000 kilometres. Five exterior colours are available: Glacier Pearl, Blue Ocean, Airstream, Ebony and Ignition Red. The instrument panel provides the driver with regular updates on range and driving efficiency, and using a telematics system called CARWINGS (no charge for 36 months), the driver can communicate with the car via a smart phone with the ability to turn on the air conditioning or heat remotely, and manage and monitor charging. The system is connected to a global data centre, allowing for a 24-hour/seven-day support connection. The Nissan Leaf also includes six air bags, fourwheel anti-lock braking system, vehicle dynamic control and a traction control system.
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KLOSTER - Asta J. A. Born September 17, 1928 gently passed away on October 6, 2011 after a short illness. Asta was much loved and will be sadly missed by daughter Lone, son in law John, and grandson Jeremy Jansen. She will always be alive in happy memories by her many friends. At Asta’s request there will be no service. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to your local SPCA.
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School District No. 38 (Richmond)
“Children are our most valuable natural resource.”
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The Richmond School Board is seeking the following:
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This is an on-call position working in the StrongStart early learning centres to provide school-based early learning programs for children younger than school age who are accompanied by a parent or caregiver. The centres are designed to support the success of students when they enter Kindergarten. Candidates must possess a current ECE licence to practice and at least one year of experience working with children 0-6 years of age. Excellent interpersonal skills and experience working with parent/adults in a facilitator role is also required. First Aid and Food Safe certificates would be an asset. Rate of pay: $24.93 per hour which includes 4% holiday pay. Only those applicants who have provided a resume detailing experience and proof of qualifications will be considered. Applications are available at the School Board office between 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and should be submitted before 4:00 pm October 20th to: Competition ECE-01, Human Resources, School District No. 38 (Richmond), 7811 Granville Avenue, Richmond, V6Y 3E3. Only those applicants considered for an interview will be contacted. OUR FOCUS IS ON THE LEARNER
Full-time permanent (35 hours a week), to work throughout the Secondary School system, providing social, emotional and behavioural consultation and support to Teachers, Administrators and families of students with social-emotional and/or behavioural needs. Candidates must possess a Bachelor of Social Work or Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (equivalent to a UBC Psychology major degree), plus three (3) years of recent experience working with adolescents and families. The hourly rate of pay for this assignment is $25.26. This full-time permanent position comes with an excellent benefits package and pension. Qualified individuals are invited to submit a resume and covering letter, along with proof of course work. Please apply to Competition #E-YCW-001-11-02, by 4:00 p.m. by October 19th, 2011, to: School District No. 38 (Richmond), Human Resources Department, 7811 Granville Avenue, Richmond, V6Y 3E3. We appreciate the interest of all applicants but advise that only those selected for interviews will be contacted. To learn more about the Richmond School District, please visit our webiste: www.sd38.bc.ca OUR FOCUS IS ON THE LEARNER
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Tim Stephens' Astral Reﬂections Aries March 21 - April 19: Soon, what has been an open relationship will grow more intimate or secretive. “Open” or surface opportunities will become deeper. At least one of October’s agreements (or ﬁghts) will soon turn the corner into funding, commitment and co-operation on crucial, “can’t back out” levels. You’re getting lots of indication, words and messages about these upcoming consequential times – and you’re already looking forward to it, feeling drawn. Sunday/ Monday are wise, gentle – someone might show love. Take care of domestic issues midweek. Romance, creative urges soar Thursday/Friday! Taurus April 20-May 20: This is your last week of work, health concerns and general drudgery. You see glimmers of fresh horizons and exciting relationships. Next week these will become full, solid opportunities – to relocate, to form important relationships, make agreements, negotiate, to grab a bigger piece of the business pie, to make new friends. Meanwhile, complete your work so you’ll be free for these more exciting times. (They begin Oct. 23.) Chase money Sunday/Monday – your luck’s good. Communicate happily Tuesday, cautiously Wednesday. Your intuition’s high Friday. Romance, beauty Saturday. Gemini May 21-June 20: You’ve been steeped in the pleasure and beauty of life all October. It hasn’t been a huge swell for most Geminis: that waits for 2012. Still, pleasure, romance, creativity and successful speculation continue this week: speak of love, express yourself. Your charisma, energy and effectiveness soar Sunday/Monday – charge after what (or who) you want (best before mid-afternoon Monday). Your money luck is high Tuesday, but you meet ﬁnancial barriers Wednesday: stay “small.” Travel, communicate Thursday/Friday. Your intuition about your life is very high: make choices. Home, Saturday.
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Cancer June 21-July 22: It’s your last week of domestic “overload.” Soon, an exhilarating period of romance, beauty, pleasure and creativity will begin in earnest – even now you’re receiving strong hints of this, in words and glances. Continue to be careful with money; it will ﬂow swiftly to you, but also away from you unless you clamp down. You’re in a year of friendships and popularity, especially among co-workers – among these a lover might appear soon. Meanwhile (this week) get all the rest you can (Sunday/Monday). Get your house in order, literally and ﬁguratively. Charge ahead mid-week. Leo July 23-Aug. 22: Early signals arrive, of an approaching, deep, domestic, security, real estate or similar situation. The signals are good, and so should the outcome be. Use this week to ﬁnish any large communications, travel, distribution, paperwork or similar project. Your magnetism, wisdom and cultural interests continue to improve your romantic and practical “chances.” Wishes come true, your popularity soars, and social delights, ﬂirtations arrive Sunday/Monday. Retreat, rest, lie low Tuesday/ Wednesday. Your charisma, energy and effectiveness rise Thursday/Friday – get out and impress someone! Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Continue to chase money, especially Sunday/Monday, when your career luck is high. You might feel that debts, guilt, even desires weigh on you, to early to mid-November. Don’t let this discourage you from entering into a superb investment, therapy, health cure or intimate sharing (whether sexual or simply a deep conversation). The same period is excellent for research. Your popularity rises Monday night through Wednesday. Don’t commit to anything long-term, but do have fun, ﬂirt. Retreat, rest and contemplate Thursday/Friday. (Contact government Friday.) You shine Saturday – luck abounds!
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Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: Your energy and charisma remain high. See people, make an impression, start important projects. Your popularity remains high, especially with potential partners. Relocating might make a dream come true. Wisdom and gentle love ﬂow over you Sunday/Monday – it’s an excellent time to hop on a plane, read/write, or apply for school. You’ll impress higher-ups Tuesday, but run into career barriers (perhaps from your own home or self) Wednesday. Social delights, friends, ﬂirtations, popularity and wish fulﬁllment come Thursday/ Friday. Avoid legal actions before September 2012. Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: One more week of seclusion. Continue to rest, recuperate, contemplate and plan (especially Sunday through Tuesday, when you can envision the future very accurately). Avoid opinionated stances Wednesday. Thursday/Friday bring career progress, but bosses are still demanding and temperamental (and will be until Nov. 10) – grin and bear it. By mid-November, through July 3, 2012, these same bosses will become friendly, even fete you. At the very least, those eight months will bring rewards at work, and humorous, social times with co-workers. Your hope is renewed Saturday! Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Wishes can still come true, but it’s quite likely one has already been fulﬁlled this month. Your popularity remains high. You’ve plunged into a year of hard work (June 2011 to June 2012) and you’re already starting to see partial results: things get done, advancement occurs in your life. The 14 years ahead might increase your property holdings. The latter is a good cure for free ﬂoating anxiety. Sunday/Monday bring exciting meetings, perhaps potential partners. Tackle chores midweek. Love, wisdom, travel or higher learning ﬁll Thursday/Friday. Big (?) career luck Saturday.
Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Financial affairs remain very important to Nov. 10 – especially net worth, investments, debts, other people’s money. Investing in real estate is worthwhile, but take care with other vehicles – impulse outweighs reason. Intimate affairs also remain intense. You might end a “lust” attraction now or soon; or you might start one. (It likely would not grow into a marriage.) All these themes arise strongly Thursday/Friday – luck ﬂows with you, but if you’re unsure, wait: Saturday brings wisdom. Be ambitious all week, especially during a work-like, productive Sunday/Monday. Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: It’s a week of love, understanding and “scholarship.” Charge ahead with (but complete rather than start) foreign travel, higher education, legal, cultural, publishing, religious and similar projects. Relationships remain intense (to Nov. 10) – this could lead to marriage or intense affairs for some. (Relationship events/starts at present can lead, by mid-November to June 2013, to deep sexual, intimate affairs – or to impulsive money events.) Romance, creativity and pleasure ﬁll Sunday/Monday. Tackle chores midweek. Those intense relationships show up Thursday/Friday. Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: One week left of mystery, of ﬁnancial, intimate, sexual and lifestyle choices. Work has been intense and hectic all October – this continues to early-mid November. Keep at it – if you aren’t making more money yet, your efforts will lead to more somewhere. (In November, seven months of relationship intensity start.) Rest, enjoy home, nature and children Sunday/Monday. Your romantic, creative side emerges Tuesday (smooth, successful) and Wednesday (barriers). Tackle chores, employment and health concerns Thursday/Friday. Love and business meetings hold excitement Saturday! firstname.lastname@example.org
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(Coquitlam Centre area) Bachelor, 1 BR Apts, 3 appls, incls heat & hot water, bldg laundry room on each flr. Avail now. Sorry no pets. Call 604-942-2012 coquitlampropertyrentals.com
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BBY IMPERIAL/KINGSWAY, Lrg 2 BR g/l ste., full kit, 1.5 baths, nr Metrotown/Schl/skytrain, n/p, w/d. Avail Now. 604-436-2970
BBY CANADA Way/Elwell newer 3 BR ½ duplex, 2.5 baths, den, f/p, w/d, nr amens/schools, granite, priv lge yd, mtn view. N/S, n/p. Nov 1. $1800+utils 604-725-9073 BURNABY NR Highgate Mall sxs duplex 3 BR upper with 1BR g/lvl suite. Sep laundry room, new paint, h/wood flrs, fenced yd. N/P. Whole hse $1980. 604-720-9268
BBY RETAIL, 1800 sqft, Lease, 5600 block Hastings, parking, Avail Immed. 778-855-3650 Surrey 8299 − 129th St. 800 sf, office space, entry level, Street exposure, $800/mo. Available Immediately. Call Don or Patti @ 604-635-2050 firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW WEST. Furn’d Room, $340-$465 incls sh’d kitch/bath/ utils. (604)767-3863, 524-8821
2BR BBY.N spac g/lvl, w/d, priv yrd. Nr amen, sky/trn. Ns/np. $1075. Avail now. 604-420-6339 BBY 1 BR ste very clean, f/p, kitchen full bath. N/S, N/P. $800 incl utils. Av now. 604-420-1077 BBY EAST, Bright 2 BR, 1000sf, $900 incls utls. Now. NS/NP. 778-836-7774 or 778-836-1704
PT MOODY, VIEW, 2 BR ste, own W/D, D/W, $1000 incls utls, cable & net. NS/NP. Avail now. Near schls & Douglas. 604-376-3516
BBY N newly reno 2 BR ground level ste. H/W flrs, new appls, nr SFU/all amens, incls laundry/utils, N/P. Now. Vince 604-299-3695 BBY NORTH, Lrg 2 BR g/lvl, nr SFU, 5 appls, $1200 incl utils, cble & net, Now. 604-570-0556 BBY NORTH New lrg 2 BR bsmt ste, own W/D, priv entry, alarm. $1250 incls utils. NS & NP. Avail immed or Nov 1. 604 970-5475 COQ, WESTWOOD Plateau. large bright 2 BR, 1000 sf, full bath, private w/d & entry. Ns/np. $950/mo + 1⁄3 util. Work (604) 612-3384, Home 468-4428
PT COQ. 2 BR, g/lvl. Patio, prkg. Smoking & pets okay. $750/mo. Near bus. Immed. 604-520-7792
RIVERS INLET Townhouses
(Coquitlam Centre area) • 2 BR & 3 BR Townhouse 2 levels, 5 appls, decorative fireplace, carport. Sorry no pets.
COQ, WW Plat, 2 BR 1100 sf, full bath, priv W/D & entry, NS/NP. $875 incls utls. 604-464-3676 NEW WEST, Queens Park, 4th St, 1 BR, private entry, sh’d w/d. Quiet character home/modernized. Suits 1 person. $635 incl util. Immed. NS/NP. 604-521-3025
Escort Services ALYISSA
POCO. Bach suite, sep entry, own W/D, suits 1, 685 sf, NS/NP. $700/mo. Nov 1. 604-375-6737 SAPPERTON 2 bdrm g/lvl ste, $1200+utils, 844 sq.ft., patio, d/w, f/ s, w/d, ref, new lam flrs, nr Skytrain, N/S, N/P, Nov 15 604−544−0526
BUSTY HOT BLACK GIRL
★ HOTT PARTY GIRLS ★ ★ Amber & Amy 604-727-8450
Get LUCKY everytime 24hrs
Golden Hardwood & Laminate Prof install, refinishing, sanding, and repairs. 778-858-7263
* RENOS * Bsmt refinish * Drywall * Bath Tiles * Windows * Doors * Stairs. Call Norm 604-437-1470
ROYAL STEAM CLEANING Carpet, Upholstery, Auto (Int), walls & windows 604-765-8054
A QUALITY CLEANING 7 days/wk Res/Comm. Low rates! Senior’s’discount. Experienced. 778-998-9127 or 778-239-9609 A.S.B.A. ENTERPRISE. Comm/ Res. Free Est. $25/hour includes supplies. Insured. 604-723-0162 J & Z UNIQUE CLEANING European Ladies, many yrs exp, home or office. 604-754-7011 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
Rent: $1675.00 3 BR house, 1600 sf, 2 BR up & 1 BR down, hardwood flrs, 2 full baths, 5 appls, big back yard. Close to school, transit & shopping. To view call Natalie 778-230-9037
BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES
Close to Transportation, Schools & S.F.U.
office: 604-937-7343 cell: 778-829-3567
38 - 7th AVENUE
CALL 604 723-8215 RIVERS INLET Apartments
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.
Surrey Gardens Apartments
BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES
552 Dansey Ave, Coq
Extra Large 2 Bedrooms. Close to Lougheed Mall & S.F.U.
CALL 604 715-7764
KING ALBERT COURT BBY S. 1 Br. $735. 6187 Kingsway, cat ok, hardwood, ug prkg, WiFi, Nov. 1, 604-818-1129
BBY SIMON FRASER APTS, 7175 Pandora St, Clean quiet bldg, close to SFU, shops & transit,1 Br $825 & $850 incl heat/ hw, hardwood, 1 yr lease, np, Lorne Dorset Rlty 604-299-0803
Refreshingly Clean Meticulously Maintained
We Take Over Your Payment No Fees!!
DALL’ANTONIA CONCRETE Seniors discount. Friendly, family business, 40+ yrs. 604-240-3408
DRAIN TILES & WATER LINES Without Digging a Trench 604-294-5300
*Drywall * Taping * Texture * Stucco*Painting * Steel stud framing Quality Home 604-725-8925 PATCHING, TEXTURE / smooth ceilings, plaster walls. Small jobs. 25 years exp. Call 604-671-9901
YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guar’d. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899
# 1 BACKHOE, EXCAVATOR & BOBCAT
one mini, drainage, landscaping, stump / rock / cement / oil tank removal. Water / sewer line, 24 hours Call 341-4446 or 254-6865
West Coast Cedar Installations New or repaired outdoor cedar ★ specialists since 1991 ★ 604-270-2358 or 604-788-6458
THE ART OF HARDWOOD FLOORS Installations Refinishing & Repairs Dust Free. Affordable Rates! Free Estimates.
INSTALLATION REFINISHING, Sanding. Free est, great prices. Satisfaction guar. 604-518-7508
• Sales & Installation of 5’’ Continuous Gutter • Minor Repairs • Cleaning
604-420-4800 Established 1963
Grant’s Home Maintenance Gutter Cleaning & Repairs: Complete Pressure Washing, Roofs, Houses, Driveways etc.
Residential & Strata Prompt Service. WCB Insured
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
HANDYMAN Repairs & Reno’s Call Walter ★ 604-790-0842 HANDYMAN - framing, decks, tiles, hardwood, drywall. Total additions & basements. Ken 778-773-6251 or 604-455-0740 •Int & Ext Painting •Pressure Washing •Tiling •Lam Flrs •Misc Repairs. Brian ★ 604-936-8966
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QUALITY RENOS. Dependable, mature, honest, hard worker. Reasonable rates. 604-803-6757 www.qualityrenoservices.ca
Moving & Storage
AMI MOVING ★ 3-5 ton cube. Starting at $39/hour. Local & long distances. 24/7 ★ 604-617-8620 Best West Moving fast, 7 days/ week, short notice moves, great mid-month rates. 604-319-1010
LOCAL MOVERS. No job too small! Furniture assembly also available. Free est. 604-307-8603
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
HEATING EXPERT!!! Boiler,− furnace,fireplaces,plumbing and heating repair 604.722.4322
★ Stonework.paving stones ★ Cedar decks/fencing ★ Pergola’s Call Danny 604-250-7824 www.constructivelandscaping.com
★ AMAZING TOUCH LAND’G ★ Bobcat, paving, retaining walls, turf, planting, etc. 604-889-4083 ★ OPERA LANDSCAPING ★ Bobcat, retaining walls, irrigation, paving, fences. 778-688-2444
Lawn & Garden
Residential and Commercial • Landscape Maintenance • Landscape Construction • Hedge Trimming • Gardening
Free Est. 604-779-6978
WILDWOOD LANDSCAPING Hedge Trimmimg & Tree Pruning & Hedge Removal Spring Up Chaffer Control & Lawn Restoration. Comm/Strata/Res Aerating & Power Raking. Free Estimates. 604-893-5745 604-723-2468; Dan the Gardener. New lawns, fall cleanup, pruning weeding, maint. 604-723-2468
TWO BROTHERS MOVING Local & Long Distance 604-720-0931 email@example.com TwoGuysWithATruck.ca Moving, Storage, Free EST 604-628-7136. Visa, OK
HON’S Garden Services •Lawn Cut •Trim •Weed • Fall Cleanup & more ★ 604-317-5328
Lawn & Garden • Clean-ups & Disposal, Gutters/Press Washing Seniors Disc. Al @ 604-783-3142
Moving & Storage
AFFORDABLE MOVING 1 to 3 Men
1, 3, 5, 7 or 10 Ton $ From
45 We accept Visa, Mastercard & Interac Seniors Discount
604-724-3670 Painting/ Wallpaper
WESTMOR PLUMBING LTD Residential - Commercial Professional Service, Licenced, Insured, Bonded 604-551-8531
Renovations & Home Improvement
ALL TYPES OF PAINTING PROJECTS Interior Exterior Pressure Wash
CALL TODAY FOR A FREE ESTIMATE FAST RELIABLE PROFESSIONAL
Complete Renos & Additions, incl.: Kitchen & Bath Improvements • Roofing • Sundecks • Door & Window Replacements
778-859-2418 Magic Star Painting
Fall Specials 4 ROOMS $ 299 $379
Top Quality Quick Work Free Estimates
Call Now: 780-6510
Interior/Exterior Specialist Many Years Experience Fully Insured Top Quality, Quick Work Free Estimate
Int/Ext. Com/Resid. Many Years Experience Top Quality Drywall Free Estimates
604-258-7300 cell: 604-417-5917
KIM’S PAINTING In&Ex,− painting, hardwood,Tile floor, power wash, 778−320−2318
FROM DESIGN TO FINISH
BEST PAINTING. Repair drywall. Repaint Specialist. Interior/Ext. Free estimates. 604-724-9953
$35/HOUR PER PERSON • 24/7 Abe Moving & Delivery and Rubbish Removal. 604-999-6020
ALLEN ASPHALT concrete, brick,
10x10 STORAGE LOCKER $135 MOVING EVERYWHERE BEST PRICES ANYWHERE 604-710-2008 MOVERS.CA
DRIVEWAYS - Asphalt & Pavers. 10+ yrs exp WCB reasonable rates 604-618-2949
drains, foundations, walls, membranes 604-618-2304/ 820-2187
HANDYMAN, Reno’s, Carpentry, H/W Flrs, Home Repairs, etc. Rob 604-307-6715 (Bby/New West/Coq)
AFFORDABLE QUALITY ROOFING LTD.
We also provide professional ‘Blown in Insulation’ FREE EST. NO HST!
25 Years in Business 25 Years workmanship warranty
604-984-9004 604-984-6560 A #1 Rooﬁng Company in BC All types of Rooﬁng Over 35 Years in Business Call now for Free Estimates
LOW COST CONSTRUCTION
40 years experience
Renos, additions, kitchens, basement suites, drywall, tiling - Low Cost
BEN’S RUBBISH REMOVAL
Yard clean up + hedge trimming. Bby/NW areas. 778-859-8760
Rubbish Removal Seniors discount. 604-807-0198
LOW COST Rubbish Removal YARD & HOME Cleanup. Reno’s & Constr pickup. 604-727-5232
J. PEARCE STUCCO CONTRACTING. 604-761-6079 www.stuccocontracting.com Quality Home Improvement ★ Stucco ★ All Kinds. No Job Too Big or Small. 604-725-8925
$ BEST RATES $
Dangerous tree removal, pruning, topping, hedge trimming & stump grinding. Fully insured & WCB
Jerry 604-618-8585 Andrew 604-618-8585
DISPOSAL BINS: Starting at $199 + dump fees. 604-306-8599 www.disposalking.com
A-1 TRI CRAFT TREE SERVICES (EST. 1986) Treeworks 15 yrs exp. Tree/ Stump Removal, Prun’in & Trim’in & View Work 291-7778, 787-5915 www.treeworksonline.ca
Tried & True Since 1902
Call for a free estimate:
AT AUTO CREDIT FAST
Need a vehicle? Good or Bad Credit? Call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599 www.autocreditfast.ca DLN 30309
Collectibles & Classics
Scrap Car Removal
#1 FREE Scrap Vehicle Removal Ask about $500 Credit!!! $$ PAID for Some 604.683.2200 AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash paid for full sized vehicles. 604-518-3673 ★ FREE TOWING ★ up to $500 CASH Today!
1970 FORD Mustang hardtop Coupe 351 V8 engine 122,000 miles, lime metallic, gd cond. Original owner $9,900. 604-795-9778 firstname.lastname@example.org
778.865.5454 CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES FREE TOWING QUICK SERVICE ALWAYS AVAILABLE
THE SCRAPPER 1980 BUICK Riviera clean, very good cond. 156,900 km, $4,500. appraised $6500. 604-940-9520
SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL
604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 2H
Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks
Roofing Experts 778-230-5717 Repairs/Re-Roof/New Roofs. All work Gtd. Free Est. Call Frank Trimax Roofing Ltd. 24hr. repairs, reroof WCB, Ins. Will beat all written prices. 604-856-4999
8255 MATCO DESIGN
All Renovations & Additions, Ins. Quality Work
30 yrs exp. email@example.com
* We Remove & Recycle Anything*
10% OFF WITH THIS AD www.604rubbish.com
Save Your Dollars!
778-317-1256•604-451-0225 Bath *Kitchen* Suites & More
A1 CONTRACTING. Bsmt, bath, kitchen cabinets, tiling, painting & decks. Dhillon, 604-782-1936
Edgemont Building Maintenance • Power Washing • 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
Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks
2010 F-350 LARIAT Supercrew 4WD SWB BCAA inspected $46,910, 52,700 km’s www.autofleet.biz 604-304-7653 Carproof report & warranty incl’d 2008 Ford Ranger Sport SuperCab Manual 87,000 kms Red,V6,Air,Standard,Tinted Glass Bed liner,Bed extender,Tool Bin,AM/Fm/Cd Great Truck $15,400 Call: (604) 613-9364
2002 BMW X5 Auto 161k AWD BLK Int, A/care $12,500 (604)985-9806 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sports & Imports
1994 HONDA Civic 4dr, auto, a/c, 217,000 km, runs well, $2595 obo 778-554-1409 or 604-922-7367 NEED CHEAP AUTOBODY ? www.cheapautobody.ca 604-341-7738
1998 PONTIAC SUNFIRE purple, 5 speed, 4 cyl, 180K, whole car great condition. $1500 firm. 604-818-7315 2005 DODGE Magnum, fully loaded, Hemi, midnight blue, exc cond. 1 owner, all records 50,000K, $17,000, 604-922-8246
2000 FORD Ranger XLT Sport, 4x2 p/u. 6 cyl, 3.0L, 5 spd, black, 124K, $4200, located in 604-255-5453
• Framing • Flooring • Finishing Carpentry • Painting • Drywall • T i l i n g Senior discount
Wildwood Tree Services, Exp Hedge Trimming and Removal & Tree Pruning. Free Est. 604-893-5745
CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES
New Canadian Roofing Ltd. All types of roofs, leak specialists, 15+ yr exp WCB,reasonable insured 604-716-8528
FREE Cash FREE Delivery with $0 DOWN oac
Visit us online to receive a special discount:
At Save on Roofing - specialize reroof/repair★ Fully Ins. WCB. 24/7, Free est. 778-892-1266 email@example.com
Alive & still roofing after 50 years!! RCABC Certified Roofers. BILL the Roofer • 604-522-8516
$35/HOUR PER PERSON • 24/7 Abe Moving & Delivery and Rubbish Removal. 604-999-6020
Total Renos, Additions Build New Homes Kitchens, baths, new garage, roofs, decks, drain tiles, landscaping & excavating
MAGIC PAINTING 604-315-7070 We do it right the first time. 30 years exp, references avail.
D & M RENOVATIONS, Flooring, tiling, finishing. Fully Insured. Top quality, quick work 604-724-3832
A Vancouver Leak Specialist Repairs & Leaks start from $150 Licensed & WCB. 604-779-4339
All Work Guaranteed
B&Y MOVING Over 10 yrs. Exp. • Licenced & Insured • Professional Piano Movers
PLUMBING • HEATING & GAS
TOTAL HOME RENOVATIONS Since 1983
Experienced Movers ~ 2 Men $55 ~
Water Lines (without digging) Sewer Lines (without digging) Install. Drain tiles. 604-294-5300
JOHNSON MECHANICAL Call 24/7 • 604-925-0234
Licenced & Insured Local & Long Distance
Complete Bathroom Reno’s Suites, Kitchens,Tiling, Skylights, Windows, Doors. 604-521-1567 www.vanderloorenovations.ca
“We Keep you Dry”
● Oil Tank Removal ● Recommended ● Insured ● Reasonable Rates
Additions, renos & new const. Concrete forming & framing specialist. Patrick 604-218-3064
Don’t get caught by the rain!
LICENSED PLUMBER & Gasfitter. BBQs, ranges, etc. Repairs, renos. VISA ok. 604-830-6617
A Gardener & A Gentleman Lawn, garden, tree svcs. Pruning, yard clean-up, rubbish. 319-5302
LICENSED Plumber/GasFitter Furnace/Boiler Service, Combustion Analysis Report, All Repairs and Installations,Call Brian anytime(604)726−2834 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Oil Tank Detection Oil Tank Removal Soil Remediation FREE ESTIMATES BEST PRICE GUARANTEED
Renovations & Home Improvement
HOME IMPROVEMENTS Carpentry, Drywall, Handyman, 30 yrs exp. David • 604-825-4072
Oil Tank Removal
OIL TANK REMOVAL
To place your ad call
2010 FORD FUSION SE (V6) BCAA inspected $17,560 15,700 km’s www.autofleet.biz 604-304-7653 Carproof report & warranty included
2007 F-350 LARIAT SUPERCREW 4WD BCAA inspected $25,960, 158,000 km’s www.autofleet.biz 604-304-7653 Carproof report & warranty incl’d
Free Est’s • Large or Small Jobs
NO WHEELS, NO PROBLEM
2008 F-150 XLT SUPERCREW 4X4 , BCAA inspected $23,980, 44,900 km’s www.autofleet.biz 604-304-7653 Carproof report & warranty included
Aluminum Boat Wanted, 10, 12 or 14ft, with or without motor or trailer. Will pay $. 604-319-5720
Scrap Car Removal
1998 (Dec) Jaguar XJ8 Mint condition; MCL-serviced; all service records; automatic; 149K kms; maroon with beige leather interior & walnut trim. $8,900 Call: (778) 998-9994 email: email@example.com
1999 CITATION Supreme 34RKS, many options, exc cond reduced to $12,900! Delivery avail. Duane, 604-888-4903
Disposal & Recycling
Trips start at
B i n s f ro m 7 - 2 0 y a rd s a v a i l .
10% OFF with this ad www.studentworksdisposal.com
Cash for junk cars! $100 to $1000 Ask about our $500 Credit!
Visit our website @ www.surreyscrap.com Free tow, no wheels, no papers no problem! Hassle free friendly service. 2 hr service in most areas.
604 628 9044
2008 F-350 LARIAT Supercrew 4WD SWB (DVD) BCAA inspected $29,860, 134,000 km’s www.autofleet.biz 604-304-7653 Carproof report & warranty incl’d
RV PACKAGE $12,900 - 2001 26’ Triple E Topaz 5th wheel, 1995 Chev Silverado pick up 175,000k’s. Both excellent condition. Ph 604-824-2068
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WEEKLY SPECIALS 100% BC Owned and Operated Prices Effective Thursday, October 13 to Wednesday, October 19, 2011. We reserve the right to limit quantities. We reserve the right to correct printing errors.
Mary's Crackers Organic Gluten-Free Cookies
Stash Organic Tea assorted varieties
1 L • product of B.C. + dep.
Wholesome Organic Sweeteners assorted varieties
sea salt or white cheddar
various sizes • product of USA
Latin Organics Direct Trade Organic Coffee
Prairie Harvest Organic Pasta Sauce
454g • product of Columbia
Choices’ Own Organic Cheese assorted varieties
8 pack 100g product of Canada
200g • product of Denmark
Taste of Nature Organic Snack Bars
Pacific Foods Soup
1 L • product of USA
assorted varieties 150g • product of USA
Thompson Organic Raisins 500g bag or bins
regular retail price
Health Care Department greens+ multi+ Choose greens+ multi+ to get a high potency, complete multivitamin plus a full serving of phytonutrient-rich greens+ in just one scoop! Powerful, proven and essential, take it daily to get research-proven increased energy and improved well-being. Feel the difference in 21 days!
Heavenly Sun Organic Jasmine, Wild or Brown Rice
Rice Banana Muffins
All of New Chapter’s Multivitamins are probiotic and whole. The herbs and cultured whole food vitamins and minerals in each formulation work together to promote optimal health and deliver condition-specific benefits - not just address nutrient deficiencies.
package of 3
regular retail price
Pumpkin Sales Campaign For every carving pumpkin sold at Choices Markets between October 1-31, $1.00 will be donated to a local elementary school. In 2010, Choices’ Pumpkin campaign raised over $5,000, all of which went to support community elementary schools. choicesmarkets.com/locations 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
2595 W. 16th Ave. Vancouver 604.736.0301
3248 King George Blvd. South Surrey 604.541.3902
New Chapter Multivitamins
103-473ml • product of Turkey
B.C. Grown, Certified Organic
package of 12
Mediterranean Organic Olives assorted varieties
Earth’s Best Sesame Street Organic Cookies and Crackers
Autumn Sweet Italian Plums from Direct Organics
Hearty Scandinavian Bread
40g • product of USA
Cranberry Raisin Cookies
B.C. Grown, Certified Organic
regular retail price
Arla Organic Cream Cheese
Bunch Red Beets from Myers Organic Farm
Choices’ Own Organic Smoked Turkey
769ml • product of Canada
Liberté Mediterranée Yogurt Multipacks
Skeet & Ike's Popcorn
454-750ml • product of Canada
100g • product of Canada
Certified Organic, California Grown
Boneless Organic Blade Steaks
Maison Orphêe Organic Cooking Oils
skim, 1, 2 and 3.25%
Cocoa Camino Fair Trade Organic Chocolate Bars
Raspberries from Driscoll
155g • product of USA
Avalon Organic Milk
Whole Organic Chickens
18 bags • product of USA
Choices at the Crest 8683 10th Ave. Burnaby 604.522.0936
Kelowna 1937 Harvey Ave. Kelowna 250.862.4864