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Candidates campaign hard as e-day nears BY THERESA MCMANUS REPORTER

Candidates vying for seats on New Westminster city council are hoping to connect with as many voters as possible in the final days of the 2011 civic election campaign. While many candidates are doing door knocking, Burma shaves and meet-andgreets in the homestretch, others still have day jobs to fill their days. Four candidates are running for mayor and 17 candidates are aiming for the six seats on city council. “I’m going to keep doing what I’m doing,” said incumbent mayor Wayne Wright about meeting people at malls, doors and his campaign office. “I’m a positive guy. I have to rely on what I have done, where we have gone and the vision we have for the city. I don’t have any other agenda. It seems to be working.” Mayoral candidate James Crosty RELATED ARTICLE will continue tourEducation: As one ing the city in his candidate for school brother’s motor board says, “it’s a home. sprint to the finish.” “We are continuing our bus tour See page four around the city. We will be answering phone calls. We have people coming into the office. Money is still coming in,” he said. “I have been focused on issues, issues, issues and solutions.” Crosty has worked on election campaigns for others in the past, but this is his first time as a candidate. “I am pretty excited,” he said. “Win, lose or draw, I have had a great campaign. We are all proud of it.” Vance McFadyen has enjoyed the experience of running a mayoralty campaign. “I am going to be walking around and talking to people on the street, at the malls. All my brochures are out. I distributed 10,000 by hand,” he said. “I feel very good, positive. I have received good, positive feedback.” While he’s trying to garner as much support for himself, Wright is also keeping an eye on the council contest. “I think the council race will be very interesting. There’s some experience there,” he said about candidates vying for council who aren’t currently elected. “You have

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Sign language: Their names and faces have been all over the city in the last few weeks thanks to the election signs, but for local candidates it all comes down to the decision that voters make on Saturday. want to jinx myself.” Incumbent councillor Bill Harper said he will focus on what he’s been doing for the past six weeks: door knocking. “We started on Oct. 6. The average you can do is 50 a night. I would suspect it is in the 700 range,” said Harper, who said about 90 per cent of the people say they’re happy with how things are going in the city. “We are doing our due diligence to make sure people know who we are, we have accomplished a lot.” Susan Wandell will spend the final days of the campaign meeting folks at

a heck of a choice. I will be watching it closely.” Chuck Puchmayr, a former city councillor and MLA, erected the last of his 115 election signs on Wednesday, having held back a few signs for a final push to the finish line. While some candidates are feeling the wear and tear of the campaign, Puchmayr, who underwent a life-saving liver transplant in January 2009, said he hasn’t had this much energy in 10 years. “I am feeling great,” he said. “I am really excited about the direction we think we are heading. We are looking good, but I don’t

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Will bloggers make a difference? est choice,” Briana Tomkinson writes. “He has a progressive vision for this city. … I think New Westminster has come a long way in the past decade, and I would like to see Wayne take another BY ALFIE LAU REPORTER three years to finish what he ed and then pass the torch to On Thursday, two local blog- someone new.” gers released their endorsements of Fontaine’s endorsement of who they believe would make the Crosty concentrates on the change best mayor, councillors and school Fontaine would to see across the trustees for New Westminster. entire region. The bigger question is what effect “Looking all across Metro those endorsements will have on Vancouver, there hasn’t been a lot the Nov. 19 civic election. of renewal,” said Fontaine. “We Briana Tomkinson, along with have to balance the experience of husband Will and the region with fresh contributor Jen Arbo, blood, and that’s why are the driving forces I’m endorsing James behind the Tenth to the “We don’t believe Crosty for mayor. Fraser blog. The trio that our opinWayne has had three released their endorseterms, and I think it’s ments on Thursday ions are ‘special,’ time for a fresh permorning. spective.” and we don’t Daniel Fontaine is For council, Tenth to a 10-year resident of expect anyone to the Fraser is endorsing the Queen’s Park area Jonathan go out and vote incumbents and best known as the Cote, Jaimie McEvoy, former chief of staff to for someone just Betty McIntosh and Vancouver Mayor Sam Harper, along with because we tell Bill Sullivan. He, along newcomers Chuck with Mike Klassen, co- them to.” Puchmayr and David founded CityCaucus. Noshad. com, a well-known BRIANA TOMKINSON Fontaine’s councivic affairs blog. Tenth to the Fraser cil endorsements are Fontaine has been the much different, as he editor-in-chief, while is only endorsing two Klassen makes a run for the NPA incumbents, Cote and McIntosh, for Vancouver city council. while giving the thumbs up to City Caucus released its all four Voice New Westminster endorsements for the entire Lower newcomers: Noshad, Gavin Mainland on Thursday, and they Palmer, Susan Wandell and John differ markedly from Tenth to the Ashdown. Fraser’s endorsements. Tenth to the Fraser also gave For mayor, Tomkinson’s team honourable mentions to Ashdown is endorsing incumbent Wayne and incumbent Lorrie Williams. Wright while Fontaine is chamFor school board, Tomkinson’s pioning challenger James Crosty. team gave their endorsements “Wayne Wright is the strong- to incumbent Michael Ewen

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and six newcomers: Jonina Campbell, MaryAnn Mortensen, David Phelan, James Pepa, Glen RichmondandBrendaMcEachernKeen. Tomkinson’s team also gave honourable mentions to incumbents Lisa Graham and Jim Goring. Fontaine’s school board endorsements also champion the idea of change, as he endorses all three Voice incumbents: Casey Cook, Goring and Graham, along with four newcomers: Voice’s Mortensen and McEachern-Keen, along with teachers Phelan and Campbell. For the Tenth to the Fraser crew, their endorsements aren’t so much about politics but about offering up their considered opinions based on having a multitude of information pieces about each of the candidates. “We don’t believe that our opinions are ‘special,’ and we don’t expect anyone to go out and vote for people just because we tell them to,” said Tomkinson. “We don’t want to tell you how to vote. We want to tell you why we are voting the way we do.” Tomkinson said getting people more information about the candidates was their first and fore-

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most goal, and not only does that include their endorsements but also the linking of various surveys and questionnaires on the Tenth to the Fraser blog that local groups distributed to candidates. Fontaine agrees that getting more information out to voters is important, and the City Caucus blog is a great forum for people to get that information. “From our research, we know that people do follow us very closely,” he said. “I don’t want to overinflate our importance, but we get lots of web traffic, and that shows people are interested in civic affairs.” Fontaine said he has no problem defending his endorsements, as he writes a weekly political affairs column, and his readers and followers expect him to take a stand. “I think people want my opinion, and I think people are free to do what they want,” he said. “I think people respect that I’ve done my research.” Fontaine makes no apologies for his political connections, but he argues that his endorsements go across the entire political spectrum, including his endorsements of Derek Corrigan for Burnaby mayor, Krista Engelland for

Delta mayor, Suzanne Anton for Vancouver mayor and Dianne Watts for Surrey mayor. “Renewal and change, that’s something I believe in,” he said. Fontaine said he doesn’t know what effect his endorsements will have on the civic election, but it may make a difference in a close race. “Say you have a close race decided by 50 or 60 votes,” said Fontaine. “Something like an endorsement can sometimes make the difference.” Fontaine added that social media can also make a difference, but that’s something that can’t be measured right now. He cites the example of one Vancouver candidate with more than 10,000 Twitter followers and another with only 300. “Can that be translated into votes?” said Fontaine. “We won’t know until after the election, but it will be interesting to see.” Tomkinson also doesn’t know the quantifiable effects their endorsements will have. “When we started this blog three years ago, I knew we had such a small following that endorsements would have been negligible,” said Tomkinson. “But in the three years since, a lot of people have found us and now I think what we have to offer is helpful. “Whatever you do on Nov. 19 and whichever way you swing politically, the most important thing is that you need to get out and vote. ... Vote for the ones you support. Do not feel obligated to vote for a full slate if there is not a full slate of candidates you support. Just get out there and do it, and tell everyone you know to do it, too.”

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A04 • Friday, November 18, 2011 • The Record

Trustee hopefuls push to the finish


Between work, sickness and the inevitable grind of an election campaign, New Westminster school trustee candidates are making their final push to Saturday’s civic election. A cold and shivering Jim Goring is taking four days off from his day job to campaign, but that means being at New Westminster SkyTrain stations as early as 6:30 a.m. “It feels like I’m going to get hypothermia,” joked Goring on a break from gladhanding. “I know that I have to engage as many people as possible. … I wish I could do more, but I’m doing everything I can right now.” Also on the campaign trail, but without time to take off work is 32-year school trustee veteran Michael Ewen, a Surrey school teacher. “I teach during the day and after work, I go and coach my volleyball team,” said Ewen. “I then go home and do some phoning.” Despite being the longest serving trustee in the province, Ewen is taking nothing for granted. “Losing, of course it enters my mind,” said Ewen. “I’m not arrogant enough to think magically I should get people’s votes. … I have to earn my votes, just like everybody else.” For newcomers to the race, overcoming the name recognition of incumbents is the biggest challenge. “I would say it’s the biggest challenge, but the way you have to overcome that challenge is you have to build up your profile through your activities as a parent, as a community member and as a volunteer.” McEachern-Keen isn’t taking much time

off from her day job as a lawyer, but that means she’s out campaigning at SkyTrain stations as early as 6 a.m. before heading in to work. She concedes she’ll probably take Friday afternoon off to campaign. “It’s a sprint to the finish,” she said. “One can never do enough, MaryAnn but I’m going to do as Mortensen much as I can do in the time I have.” Another candidate who isn’t taking time off from his day job with the home library service for the Burnaby Public Library is incumbent James Janzen. Janzen is also doing his regular school trustee duties while trying to fit in Jim Goring some campaigning. “I’ve got a PAC meeting (Wednesday),” he said. “I’ve done more phoning and door-knocking than I have ever before.” Janzen also isn’t over-confident of winning. “You can never let yourself feel too comfortable,” he said. “I realize that incumbents do have an advantage but I’m not getting the sense from people I’ve talked to that they are saying ‘throw the rascals out.’ I’m just not getting that sense.” Janzen said he wishes he was doing more in terms of social media, but it’s not something he’s comfortable with at this stage of the campaign. Also conducting an old-school, tradition-

al campaign is James Bell, who’s running for both council and school trustee. “Talking to people, meeting them on the streets is what I’m doing,” said the retired senior who has had more than his share of maladies during the Brenda campaign. Bell, who gets McEachern-Keen around on a scooter because of two fractured hips, said he sustained shoulder and rib injuries in October that have also slowed him down. “I’m heading to the dog park (in Hume Park), and I do a lot of campaigning around Timmy’s (Tim Hortons James Bell in uptown New Westminster).” Also part of the campaigning wounded is incumbent Casey Cook, who was in a rear-end car accident on Marine Way recently. “I’m out, doing my thing, but I’m still having some (health) issues,” said Cook. “I’m main streeting as much as I can. … It’s been a very intense campaign.” Cook, endorsed by Voice New Westminster, said he feels like he’s in a David-and-Goliath-like situation, as he is self-financing his campaign while his opponents are getting monetary support from district labour. “In terms of resources, it’s almost impossible to compare what we’re going up

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Head to the polls with a bit of forethought

Every three years, right around this keen on exercising that freedom, at least time, we usually pull out the soapbox, in the political sphere: in the 2008 New jump on top of it, and start bemoaning Westminster civic election, less than 24 per cent of eligible voters in the consistently low voter turnout at municipal elections. this city came out to the polls. “In some places in the One in four. Hard to believe THE RECORD world, people walk miles to that the other 75 per cent don’t vote! They line up for days! care what happens here, or They risk life and limb to exercise their how their tax dollars are spent, or what right to cast a ballot!” we proclaim. kind of schools their kids will attend. These things are as true now as they And while it’s tempting to pull out were the last time we said them. For that soapbox for another good tonguea country that prides itself on being a lashing on the sad state of political place of freedom, we don’t seem very engagement, we won’t.


What’s the point of bullying people into voting if they’re so disinterested and disinclined to do so on their own? In fact, if you don’t know who’s running, what they stand for, what they plan to do in city hall or at the school board, perhaps it’s better to stay away from the polls altogether. Low voter turnout isn’t good, but blind voting surely won’t help the city either. It’s been found, particularly in civic elections, that those whose names are closer to the top of the ballot are more likely to win – giving the advantage to

anyone who’s name is in the first third of the alphabet. Talk about random, lastminute voting decisions. So we won’t hassle you about getting to the polls and exercising your democratic freedoms. It’s a tired refrain at this point. But we will suggest this: if you’re going to vote, make some decisions about who, and why, before you show up. Which candidates best represent your values, your hopes for your city, your political leanings? Give it some thought – and then bring those opinions to your local voting site tomorrow.

No, I won’t tell you who to vote for EDITOR’S VIEW PAT TRACY


his is not a column exhorting you to get out and vote. We’ve done that (see above) – well, perhaps in a more benign manner than we have in the past. It is also not a column telling you who to vote for. We don’t believe in endorsements by newspapers – although some newspapers feel compelled to share their picks, usually in federal races. We don’t even believe that federal politicians (or provincial politicians) should be sticking their endorsing eager noses in city politics. And, yes, we’ve written an editorial about that. We still believe that newspapers should try to report as much debate in local elections as time and space allows, and hopefully readers will attend allcandidates meetings to see the runners up close and personal, chat with neighbours, read campaign hand-outs, and review resumés to determine who deserves their support. In a nutshell, we think that our opinion on who to vote for, if one actually followed it, might skew the process, or simply interfere with the process of nat-

ural selection in city politics. And, frankly, given the size of New Westminster and the relatively small number of voters who turn out – we don’t want to be accused of trying to impact the outcome. We already get accused of that enough. But now we have local bloggers who have stepped into the endorsement void and have published their picks – albeit online. Briana Tomkinson, Will Tomkinson and Jen Arbo of 10th to the Fraser, and Daniel Fontaine of City Caucus are New Westminster residents with solid credentials. Fontaine comes from a political junkie’s position. The 10th to the Fraser trio look at the election from a very personal position. It’s clear that the trio represents a “young couples with kids” demographic with a cottage sensibility. Drawn to green issues and keen on hyperlocal, they approach issues in the city somewhat like explorers in a new country. Briana’s take is refreshingly uncluttered by layers of grudge fights in the city, or seemingly untainted by the knowledge of “behind-thescenes” alliances. Sometimes ignorance in this city is a good thing. She makes no apologies for taking a personal approach. She notes that she is endorsing personal friends. Of course, she’s taken heat for that in the past. Readers confuse her blog with a news article and take her to task. She always tries

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Re: Wasting away, Letters to the editor, The Record, Nov. 16. I would like to comment on Kris Taylor’s letter criticizing the city’s waste reduction efforts, mostly to correct the inaccuracies in that letter. Prior to shifting to the automated collection bins, New West homes were permitted to dispose of 150 litres of trash weekly (two 75-litre bags or cans). With the new bins, residents were provided a 120-litre or 240-litre bin for trash. At the same time, another green bin was provided, either 120 or 240 litres, for organic wastes. Regional trash analysis suggests 40 per cent of our non-recyclables are organic and can go into the green bin. Therefore, the total amount of trash allowed ◗Endorsement Page 7 increased either 60 per cent (from 150-litre mixed to

120-litre black plus 120-litre green), or 320 per cent (from 150-litre mixed to 240-litre black plus 240-litre green), depending on which size options you selected. Once the new commingled blue bins are brought on stream, you will still be able to dispose of your green bin once a week, and the black bin every two weeks. Even if you chose the smallest bin options, it will represent an increase in weekly capacity over 2010 before the automated bins were rolled out. If your family of five is having a hard time keeping your non-compostable and non-recyclable waste down to 120 litres a week, I respectfully suggest you have a look at the website run by the Glenbrook North Zero Waste Blog (glenbrook They have an archive of helpful tips for managing your solid waste to reduce your footprint. You can start by taking your soft plastics to the ◗Waste Page 7


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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Waste-to-energy ◗ continued from page 6

city recycling yard, where they are accepted for recycling. This election, I will support candidates who are against locating a waste-to-energy plant in New Westminster, not for the NIMBY reasons some state, but as a first step towards blocking any expansion of waste-to-energy incinerators anywhere – within or outside of our region. Ultimately, waste-to-energy is not a sustainable way to manage solid waste or to produce power. The regional 75 per cent reduction goal is laudable, and achievable, and until more progressive senior governments provide the legislative tools required to increase the recycling potential of goods and packaging, we will need to find local solutions and make better choices individually to reduce the property tax burden that solid waste disposal represents. Patrick Johnstone, New Westminster

Students’ tribute moving

Dear Editor:

As they do each year on the day before Remembrance Day, New Westminster Secondary School students paid tribute to our soldiers, past and present, at Massey Theatre. Like last year, I was humbled and amazed at the students’ diligence, maturity, talent, and generosity of spirit. They remembered, and they were grateful for the personal strength and courage of those who choose to serve and sacrifice. Exploring their feelings about war and peace, and about duty to country, family, and self through dance, song, music, poetry and stories, the dancers, band, choir and drama students moved the audience, some to tears.

In his address, guest speaker Capt. Braden Greaves was clearly affected by the commitment of these students. The assembly was powerful because everything on stage and backstage was led by students. They choreographed the dances, wrote the poems and stories they told, edited the videos, and arranged the music. Backstage, they managed all the technical aspects. Students also led the traditional elements of a Remembrance Day ceremony, including the processional and recessional, colour guard and an achingly beautiful Last Post by one of the trumpet students. Of course, all of this is possible because of the highly respected and dedicated drama, dance, band and choir teachers and because, overall, they have the teaching and performance spaces necessary to offer fine arts programs recognized throughout the region for their excellence. This assembly, which is performed twice so that all the high school students can attend, would be impossible in a black box theatre that seats just hundreds or, even worse, in a multi-purpose room, which many new high schools are stuck with for their performance needs. It was a privilege to attend this ceremony with other parents and New West residents. I wish that more parents and other New West residents would come and fill the front rows that are reserved each year for members of the public. I urge you to put next year’s ceremony on your calendars now: Attend NWSS Remembrance Day ceremony at Massey Theatre, 8:40 (Block A) or 10:10 (Block B). You won’t see a more moving tribute to Canada’s military, and you will witness for yourself the pride of New West – our fine arts programs and our young people. Robyn So, New Westminster

Endorsements: What will the impact be? ◗ continued from page 6

to stay above the fray and keep things positive. Not an easy task in political reportage of any kind. Fontaine’s blog, City Caucus, of which he is a cofounder, is an Non-Partisan Association friendly blog, that dips its toes into suburban waters. Fontaine is the former chief of staff to former NPA Vancouver Mayor Sam Sullivan. Fontaine lives in Queen’s Park. His endorsements are clearly right-of-centre political pushes. The question is – will

these blogger endorsements make any difference in the elections? Do readers give more credence to “personal” endorsements compared to “political” endorsements? In an election where every vote truly counts – Wayne Wright got into the mayor’s chair with a slim margin of 18 votes in 2002 – these bloggers may make the difference. The endorsements may also trigger a backlash or renewed campaigning from those who weren’t endorsed. As I write this two days

before the election, I expect there will be counterendorsements and more right-versus-left endorsements. In a left-leaning city, this could make more of an impact than any blogger might. But I stand by our traditional election advise for city voters: whoever you vote for, it is almost always better to trust one’s own thinking than follow someone else’s. At least then you can only blame yourself if you make a poor choice. Pat Tracy is the editor of The Record and Burnaby NOW.

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Election: Down to the final hours for council hopefuls Incumbent councilpeople who supported lor Bob Osterman said he Helen Sparkes as mayor, hasn’t been able to take but didn’t get out to vote any time off for the elecin 2002, when she lost to tion, having taken time off Wayne Wright by a mere to deal with a family health situation earlier in the year. 18 votes. Voice New Westminster He’s been doing meet-andcandidates planned to get greets when possible and together to do a final Burma has answered more than shave for the 2011 cam- 10 questionnaires on issues paign. Wandell, a founding ranging from arts and culture to the envidirector with Voice ronment. New Westminster, “This has been has noticed there’s a good election,” more recognition Osterman said. of the slate. “I am completely “I notice we independent. I haven’t had a lot of am not getting attacks,” she said. pushed or pulled “There is a labour in any direction. group. This is a We have been a grassroots group. council of seven There is nothing Susan Wandell people. We have wrong with that.” talked about our Calvin Donnelly candidate successes. We has enjoyed the have had great campaign and successes as a appreciated the city.” work of many volWhile he’s unteers who are served on city working to help council for 15 him get reelected years, Osterman to city council. admits he could “We have done be “at risk” of loseverything we can ing his seat. do. I keep handing “I just hope I out the brochures Calvin Donnelly get in,” he said. and talking to the candidate “We’ll see where people,” he said. “It gets really busy in the it goes.” Incumbent councillor last day or two. You’d like to do more but you run out Betty McIntosh has been focusing on “community of time.” Donnelly said he’s grate- walks” to meet voters and ful he has the flexibility to answer their questions. “I think there could be campaign and feels sorry for those who don’t have some change,” she said any extra time. In addition about council. “I think we to meeting with voters and need a balance too.” McIntosh doesn’t believe posting signs, he said candidates are being asked to anyone has the mayor’s complete an unprecedented race sealed up either. While number of questionnaires Wright and Crosty seem from many groups – inside to be the frontrunners, she doesn’t think McFadyen and outside the city. ◗ continued from page 1

should be ruled out as a everyone he meets while contender. campaigning now recog“I have seen him with a nizes him. He’ll be doing team of people going door “nonstop” door knocking to door. I have seen him until election day. with lawn signs “I am nervous,” on places that he said. “It’s like have never had a final test. You signs before,” she never know what said. “He is a wildthe result is.” card.” Incumbent Jaimie McEvoy, councillor who was elected Jonathan Cote to council in 2008, plans to focus on is “door knocking door knocking and like crazy” in the sign waving in the final days of the Gerry Liu final stretch. “Win or lose, I campaign. candidate am proud of the “It’s definitely different being an incum- campaign I have been able bent. There is a lot more to run,” he said. “I have talked to a lot recognition out there,” he said about campaigning. “A of people – it will be close lot more people know who to 3,000 doors by the end I am. A lot of people appre- of it.” While he’s had good ciate that an elected official has come to their door. feedback, Cote said “anyThe message I am hearing thing can happen in an elecis most people are happy tion” and you can’t take with the direction we are anything for granted. That uncertainty progoing.” First-time council candi- vides the motivation to date David Noshad said no one knew who he was at the start of the campaign, but

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Shelter euthanizes ELECT ✓ three more cats Glen Richmond SCHOOL TRUSTEE

City working to contain outbreak of infectious virus BY THERESA MCMANUS REPORTER

Three more cats have had to be euthanized after contacting a virus at the New Westminster Animal Shelter. The City of New Westminster is taking action to contain an outbreak of calicivirus at the Queensborough shelter. To date nine cats have been euthanized because of the virus. “It is a very infectious viral feline disease,” said Blair Fryer, the city’s communications manager. “It has a very high mortality rate and can spread easily and quickly if it is not contained.” Anyone dealing with the animals is required to wear full biohazard gear. “A veterinarian attended today. Three cats were found to be infected with this strain of the calicivirus and were found to be suffering,” Fryer told The Record Tuesday afternoon. “They were euthanized.” Seventeen cats remain at the New Westminster Animal Shelter, all of which are in quarantine. Some of the cats are in isolation rooms, while others are in the general population. “There is one that appears to be ill,” Fryer said. Fryer said the city’s first priority was to contain the virus, which has been done, and to minimize the impact on the cat

population at the shelter. The city has been consulting with a veterinarian, who has been consulting with other veterinarians, as well as a virologist at the B.C. Ministry of Agriculture. The veterinarian asked that five cats be transported to his office – two cats currently in the isolation room, two from the general population and the cat that is showing signs of being ill. The animals remained in the animal services vehicle, where the veterinarian did the blood test Tuesday. “It takes a couple of days to get the results back,” Fryer said. Fryer noted that the strain of the virus is so communicable that the veterinarian wore biohazard gear to conduct the test. “It doesn’t necessarily mean they will be euthanized,” he said of cats that test positive for the disease. “If they test positive, it is not good news.” Dave Cole, supervisor of the city’s animal control services, said cats can carry the virus but not show any signs. “They can pass it on to other and become sick,” he added. Fryer said the cats carrying the virus would not be able to come into contact with any other cats. “It is very sad,” Cole said. “It’s been very emotional for the staff. They are dealing with this all day long.” Shelter staff must don biohazard gear and goggles when they are handling the cats but can interact with the dogs. ◗Shelter Page 12


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Shelter: Nine cats euthanized as city deals with outbreak of virus ◗ continued from page 9

“The dogs are fine,” Fryer said. “They are not at risk.” According to Fryer, the virus doesn’t affect other species or humans – only cats. “They have spent the last week consulting with veterinarians to confirm,” he said. “As a precaution, public programs and access was limited.” According to the City of New Westminster, shelter staff first saw evidence of calicivirus on Nov. 6. When it was confirmed by a veterinarian, staff took steps to contain the outbreak, which included isolating the cat population onsite and redirecting any new cat intakes to other animal shelters in the region. “This is a very unfortunate situation and we are making every effort to deal with this and prevent further spread of the disease,” said Nancy Millar, senior animal services officer for the city. “We continue to consult with our veterinarian as to the best course of action.” Melina Csontos, who has volunteered at the shelter for nearly 10 years, is devastated by the news that the cats she’s come to love are sick. “I didn’t get a chance to say goodbye

to them,” she sobbed. “It is heartbreaking for me.” In addition to worrying about the cats at the New Westminster Animal Control Shelter, Csontos is also concerned about the well-being of her own pets. Having fostered one of the cats at the shelter, she’s worried she may have inadvertently brought the virus into her home. She’s hopeful her cats will be fine as it’s been more than two weeks since they had contact with the foster cat, and they appear to be fine. Csontos believes the animal control shelter would be in a better position to handle outbreaks like this if it had a new or renovated space. She said there’s little space in its sick room and some of the cages are made of wood, which can’t be easily sanitized. She hopes some good can come out of the tragedy that has required cats to be euthanized. Sources told The Record that the cats have a form of the virus known as virulent systemic feline calicivirus, which has a mortality rate of about 70 per cent and can cause intense suffering.

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A16 • Friday, November 18, 2011 • The Record

Chamber of commerce looking for new director one that has experience with non-profits, preferably in the chamber environment, someone who can work well with a board Change is in the winds at the New of directors and have management skills Westminster Chamber of Commerce, as that are able to work in a non-profit orgathe board is now looking to hire a new nization,” he said. executive director. Hopkins said applicants should also The chamber is looking for a new exec- come ready to use the now omnipresent utive to take over for David Brennan who social media like Twitter and Facebook is scheduled to retire at the end to promote the chamber and its of December after 10 years of events. service. As for the vision of where the The job posting asks for applichamber is going in the coming cants with basics like a minimum years, Hopkins said the board’s of five years in business or nonhiring committee is looking for profit management and office someone who can take Brennan’s software skills, but chamber legacy and build on it. president Andrew Hopkins said “We’re happy with the way Brennan leaves big shoes to fill. the chamber is run at this point,” “He’s a long-standing execuhe said. “We’re always looking tive. He’s done a great job for David Brennan for new ideas, as far as setting up us. He is retiring, much to our set to retire the strategic plan that will work dismay, I guess you could say, today as well as into the future because he’s done such a good job, it’s – someone who can shape the direction we going to be hard to replace him. We’re sad want the chamber to go in.” to see him go,” Hopkins said. “Dave, over The job ad has been posted for about the 10-year period that he’s been at the two weeks in local newspapers, Craigslist chamber, has grown the chamber to where and the B.C. Chamber of Commerce, and it is today. We’re up over 360 members. He the response from applicants so far has has streamlined all the events so they run been good. But, Hopkins said, those still very smoothly. He has liaised with the city wanting to apply can still send their resuwith all the grant applications.” més in. Hopkins said Brennan’s management “We’ve actually got some very good skills “made life easier” for the rest of the candidates so far at this point, but we’re chamber’s board members who are all still waiting for (the cut-off date), Nov. volunteers. 21, to come around before we start really “And that’s what we’re looking for in going through them,” he said. the new executive. We’re looking for BY BRENT RICHTER REPORTER


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Blanket drive helps share warmth on streets MOVERS & SHAKERS BRENT RICHTER


little warmth goes a long way in the damp winter months, especially for those living on the streets. It’s in that spirit that Realtors at Park Georgia Realty and RE/MAX Advantage Realty are joining in the 17th annual Realtors Care Blanket Drive.

Between Monday Nov. 28 and Dec. 5, their offices on Sixth Street will be taking donations of blankets, hats, gloves, socks, coats or any longsleeve warm clothing for distribution to the Lower Mainland’s homeless folk. More than 165,000 people have received clothing or a blanket from the annual drive since its inception 17 years ago, according to a press release. See www.blanketdrive. ca or BlanketDrive.

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game in town these days when it comes to Pai Gow Tiles. The casino introduced the traditional Chinese game of chance on Tuesday, Nov. 15 and found a lineup to play until the table closed at 4 a.m. Sam Oan, executive table manager at Starlight, said the game is especially popular with Hong Kong Chinese gamblers. “Traditionally, that’s where they played it the most in the olden days, if you will,” he said. Oan said they decided to introduce the game after requests from casino

patrons. This is the first time the game has been available in a B.C. casino. “They were clamouring for something different,” he said. “We want to be the first to introduce new products. That’s what we strive to do.” The British Columbia Lottery Corporation has granted Starlight exclusive rights to offer the game for three months to offset the cost of training new dealers, but marketing manager Lui Garcea said the game’s popularity means it will likely be showing up in other casinos around the province next year.

JIBC honours

New Westminster’s Justice Institute of B.C. Foundation is honouring some B.C. heroes at its annual gala and awards for justice and public safety Wednesday Nov. 30. This year’s honourees include Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, B.C.’s advocate for children and youth; five-time Vancouver Park Board commissioner Allan de Genova for his role as a director and president of the Honour House; retired Canadian Forces Capt. Trevor Greene, who was severely injured while

serving in Afghanistan; Firefighters Without Borders; and Robert MacKay, a Vancouver man dubbed a hero after being beaten by the crowd during the Stanley Cup riot. McKay was trying to stop rioters from looting the Bay on Georgia Street at the time. The event starts at 6 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver. For more info on the black tie affair, contact Do you have an item for Movers & Shakers? Send business stories and tips to brichter@royalcityrecord. com.

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“It’s where things are headed. People seem to be working for themselves more, or if they are working for a company, they’re on contract,” he said. “People don’t really work for one company for their whole lives anymore. A lot of companies are exploring these types of work arrangements as an alternative to people working from home.”

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Ready to go: New Westminstser’s Brek Boughton is just a day away from beginning an 8,000kilometre, three-month self-propelled trip to Tuktoyaktuk and back.

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It’s more than 8,000 kilometres from Sapperton to Tuktoyaktuk, N.W.T. and back, but New Westminster resident Brek Boughton and his “Surly Big Dummy” bicycle plan to make the trip in three months. Boughton, who works at Cap’s Bicycle Shop on East Columbia Street, begins his trek on Saturday. He admits it’s a daunting task, but past experience tells him he has the mettle for it. “In 2010, I cycled across Canada. That was a huge undertaking, and I wasn’t sure I could do it, but when I got into it, it became easier and easier, and it seemed like something anybody could do so I’m setting my sights a little higher,” he said. Boughton will be following main roads and highways most of the way, but when the pavement stops, the ice begins and Boughton will take ice roads for the last leg of the journey. Boughton conceded he still finds some trepidation inside himself on the eve of his trip, and his family and loved ones still worry, but conquering those fears is a big part of the journey. “Yeah, definitely there are fears – being alone for long periods of time. There are questions. I guess it is a test of myself to see what’s possible and how I react to things. I’m sort

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A20 • Friday, November 18, 2011 • The Record

2011 GENERAL LOCAL ELECTION NOTICE OF ELECTION BY VOTING PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY given to the electors of the City of New Westminster that an election by voting is necessary to elect one (1) Mayor, six (6) Councillors, and seven (7) School Trustees, and that the persons nominated as candidates and for whom votes will be received are: MAYOR – One (1) to be elected Surname

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Please note that voting cards are not issued to New Westminster electors for the Municipal Election. Qualified electors are entitled to vote once at any one of the above locations.


Advance Voting Opportunities will be open to qualified electors of the City of New Westminster: Date: Time: Location:

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Wednesday, November 9, 2011 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Council Chamber, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 511 Royal Avenue, New Westminster, B.C. and Tuesday, November 15, 2011 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Council Chamber, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 511 Royal Avenue, New Westminster, B.C.

All qualified electors will be eligible to vote during Advance Voting.


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Only qualified electors of New Westminster who are patients at the above facilities on the dates and times shown are eligible to vote at the special voting opportunities. Where the patient is unable to attend the voting place within the facility, election officials may attend the patient for the purpose of receiving their ballot.


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Resident electors will be required to produce 2 pieces of identification, at least one of which must contain the applicant’s signature. The identification documents must prove identity and proof of residency in the City of New Westminster. Non-resident property electors will be required to produce 2 pieces of identification that provide evidence of the applicant’s identity, at least one of which must contain the signature of the applicant; and must complete the required non-resident property elector application form to prove ownership of property in the City of New Westminster. Applications to register as a nonresident property elector may be made at the Election Office at City Hall from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday (excluding Statutory Holidays) during the period of Tuesday, September 27, 2011 to Saturday, November 19, 2011 (General Voting Day). You will be requested to deliver this form to the voting place, where you will be issued a ballot in order for you to vote. If more than one person owns the property, only one owner may register and that person must have the written consent of a majority of the other owners. You must apply at the Election Office at City Hall in order to prove ownership of property. FURTHER INFORMATION on the foregoing may be obtained by contacting the Election Office at 604 527-4572. Brenda Sims, Chief Election Officer

The Record • Friday, November 18, 2011 • A21

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A22 • Friday, November 18, 2011 • The Record

15th Annual

COBE Awards

Recognizing outstanding achievement for growth, Celebration of Business Excellence innovation & contribution to the community.

Celebrating Excellence in the Business Community Preparations for the 15th Annual COBE (Celebration of Business Excellence Awards) are in the final stages. This is always a much enjoyed and sold-out event. Affectionately referred to as the “Oscars for Business”, this exciting evening begins with a cocktail reception, followed by a delicious buffet, complemented with fine wine – then the much anticipated presentation of Awards. This year’s event will be held at the Inn at the Quay on the evening of November 23rd. The cream of the business community crop will enjoy socializing with their peers and supporting and honouring each other’s hard work, dedication and commitment to business in New Westminster. If you would like to attend, please contact the Chamber office at 604-521-7781 or log onto www.

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All Nominations, their supporting information and blank score sheets were then turned over to five independent and impartial judges whose job it was to judge each Nominee based on specific criteria. When each of the judges returned these completed score sheets to the Chamber, the results were combined with those of the other four judges and the winners thus determined. The winners will be announced at the Banquet – Even the judges will not know who the winners are until that time! This year, special recognition will also be given to a local business which is celebrating it’s 100th Anniversary. With great appreciation, we acknowledge our Sponsors: McQuarrie Hunter LLP, British Columbia Lottery Corporation, Starlight Casino, Douglas College and The Record. It is only through their generous support that this event is made possible. We encourage you to show your appreciation by supporting these businesses whenever possible.

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In September, The Record Newspaper called for Nominations and published Nomination Forms seven times over a one-month period. As well, more than once, the Chamber of Commerce emailed Nomination Forms to all those on their contact lists. In response, the Chamber office received Nominations in the following categories: New Business of the Year, Home Based Business of the Year, Small Business of the Year, Large Business of the Year, Community Spirit, Customer Service and Business Person of the Year.

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011 • Reception 5:45 PM, Banquet 6:45 PM Inn at the Quay - Hyack Room, 900 Quayside Drive, New Westminster

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Q. How did you feel when you first learned you’d been nominated? A. Totally surprised! The other Nominees were such strong contributors so to be counted among them was really something! The year before, we (Pacific Breeze Winery) were awarded Small Business of the Year but to now be recognized as an individual? It really caught me off guard. Q. How did you feel when you heard your name called as a winner? A. Totally shocked! I kept looking at my wife. I couldn’t believe it. It was such an honour! Q. Do you have any lasting memories or impressions from the event itself? A. I remember how well the event ran and the feeling in that room. When you’re in a room full of people who are all leaders, they’re stepping out and every one of them is trying to make a positive difference in their community – It’s really something. It was a great feeling. Q. Has earning this honour impacted your business in the past year? How? A. It would be hard to quantify. I’m not sure if we get more business because of it. What I can say is that every day we go about our business, just doing what we do in a day. We’re doing what we believe in and living by our core values. Q. Is there anything else you’d like to mention? A. I think it’s nice that a ceremony acknowledges people & businesses and their efforts. All Nominees work so hard every day to contribute, to make a positive difference in their community so it’s nice that they get recognized for it.

PEGGY BELLERIVE, OWNER - CHAMPAGNE TASTE HOME CONSIGNMENT (CUSTOMER SERVICE) Q. How did you feel when you first learned you’d been nominated? A. Thrilled! You go along not thinking about it but doing the best you can. Then all of a sudden, it feels like “Wow! Someone noticed.” It’s really nice. Q. How did you feel when you heard your name called as a winner? A. Thirilled. Especially considering we were up against some very strong competition! Q. Do you have any lasting memories or impressions from the event itself? A. I really enjoyed the dinner & the company. It was great talking to other Nominees. Also, for the Mayor to speak at the event I thought was a particularly good acknowledgement. Q. Has earning this honour impacted your business in the past year? How? A. For us & for our staff, it has pushed us to do more and do even better than before. It’s as if we’d reached a certain plateau. We celebrated it but then moved on to do even more. This was a highlight or a milestone but not an “arrival”. It is our goal to always give the best Customer Service. Q. Is there anything else you’d like to mention? A. Our customers continue to enjoy a lot of in-store Consignment items but we are now also carrying a complement of other new lines of furniture.

STEVE NORTH, OWNER – ROYAL CITY COLOURS (SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR) Q. How did you feel when you first learned you’d been nominated? A. Excited. Pleased. A little overwhelmed. Terribly excited! Q. How did you feel when you heard your name called as a winner? A. Doubly excited! Somewhat of an element of disbelief. I always thought that we were a good staff – even if I am only one of three. I thought we might have a good chance of winning but still there was some disbelief. Q. Do you have any lasting memories or impressions from the event itself? A. It was a great event. Somewhat surprising. We were actually surprised at the professionalism of the event. I took my wife and we weren’t sure how it would be but we were really impressed. We had a very positive reaction & we have a very positive memory of the whole evening. It surprassed our expectations. Q. Has earning this honour impacted your business in the past year? How? A. I’m not sure if it’s had any direct impact, meaning I don’t think anyone’s bought paint just because of us winning the Award. Some of the relationships that have been built on since meeting people at the event have definitely helped though. The Award gives us some credibility. Plus, people see the company name or hear about us more. That’s always a good thing. Q. Is there anything else you’d like to mention? A. I’d just like to make sure that we say thank you to the New Westminster Chamber of Commerce & the Record for all of the coverage as a result of the COBE (Celebration of Business Excellence) Award.

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with underlying medication conditions, and those who care for anyone in those categories,” she said. “There are people who say ‘I never get influenza’ – what they really mean is that they have never felt the BY CHRISTINA MYERS REPORTER effects of it (but) they still transmit it to people who are vulnerable.” Brodkin notes some people won’t even Despite the recent spate of good weath- realize they have the flu virus because er, there’s no denying it: winter is on its their symptoms are so mild – but they can still pass that virus on to someone they way, and with it, flu season. An estimated 10 to 25 per cent of peo- interact with like a small child or elderly parent, who will potentially ple are infected with the flu be much more significantly each year, most of them during impacted. “flu season” – roughly running It’s estimated that it costs from the start of November till “We’d really like the health care system $1,000 the end of April. to see everybody per day for those who end up Dr. Elizabeth Brodkin, mediin the hospital as a result of cal health officer with the Fraser over the age of Health Authority, says they are six months get a the flu. Brodkin notes that many once again encouraging everypeople qualify for free vaccine one to get a flu shot – and that flu shot.” (see sidebar for more inforincludes those who claim they DR. E. BRODKIN mation.) Last year more than “never get sick” and therefore Health officer 285,000 flu shots were prodon’t need it, she says. vided to B.C. residents who “We’d really like to see everybody over the age of six months get a flu qualified for them. “Not everyone is eligible for publicly shot ... but there are people who are at particular risk, and those are the very young, ◗Flu Page 26 the very old, pregnant women and those

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Flu: Many people qualify for free vaccinations at local clinics year’s flu vaccines.” The vaccine itself is then manufacfunded (flu vaccine) but most people can tured in Canada and sent out across the find themselves on that list,” she notes. Alternatively, many doctors offer country. “We have already started to vaccines for a small fee. deliver to health care facilities Additionally, she notes, there and doctors,” notes Brodkin. are a growing number of pharShe notes that the health macists who have been trained “The flu season authority will send nurses to and certified to deliver the flu really gets going large public facilities to run vaccine in B.C. pharmacies. clinics for people who live and “The flu season really in November work in those places, but they gets going in November and and December … don’t run such clinics in priDecember ... so get the vacvate businesses. cine as soon as it’s available. It so get the vacHowever, many companies takes 10 days to two weeks for cine as soon as – especially those with large it to be (effective.)” numbers of staff – will bring The World Health it’s available. in a private nurse and the Organization determines health authority can supply which flu strains will be DR. E. BRODKIN them with vaccine for those included in each year’s shots. health officer who qualify for publicly fund“At the moment, there is ed shots; the remainder can be nothing to suggest that this purchased. flu season is unusual or chalFor more on flu clinics, including localenging the way the H1N1 was,” says Brodkin. “But there are many strains of tions in New Westminster and in neighflu virus and each year the WHO takes bouring Burnaby, and more information a look at the strains that are causing on the vaccine itself, see www.fraser the most disease worldwide and ... they or go to decide on the composition of the next ◗ continued from page 25

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with a body mass index of 40 or greater), corrections officers and inmates in provincial correctional institutions, and those who provide care or service in potential outbreak settings housing high-risk persons (e.g. crew on ships.) ◆ Influenza symptoms can include fever, headache, muscle pain, runny nose, sore throat, extreme tiredness, and cough, but you can spread the influenza virus to others before you even show any symptoms. ◆ Each year in B.C., hundreds of people die from influenza or complications

from influenza, such as pneumonia. ◆ To find the nearest flu shot clinic, visit the B.C. flu clinic locator at www. or call HealthLink BC at 8-1-1. There are currently more than a dozen scheduled public health clinics in New Westminster, at Royal City Centre Mall. There are also more than a dozen scheduled public health clinics at community centres and the public health unit in Burnaby. For a full list of clinics and times in both New Westminster and Burnaby, see Christina Myers’ blog at author/cmyersburnaby.

Vaccine: Many people qualify for free vaccines at local public health clinics. Those who don’t can usually get a lowcost vaccine from their doctor or at some pharmacy locations.

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A small piece of Royal City political history OUR PAST



ith the municipal election occurring tomorrow, a past political story seems in order. In the fall of 1862, the citizens of New Westminster arranged for an excursion for the Hon. Malcolm Cameron, a prominent politician who was visiting the community

from what would become the province of Ontario. Cameron stated that he was out here in response to reports from the Hudson’s Bay Company about “timber, fish and coal” and that he had told the Governor of the HBC, Sir George Simpson, that he would visit the West. He further added that the gold rush and the promise of a communication system over the Rocky Mountains had spurred him on. The reports covering Cameron’s time in the area and on the Fraser River offer some very interesting images from our past.

About 8 a.m. the sternwheel steamboat Colonel Moody left the local Liverpool Wharf and proceeded upriver to the Royal Engineers’ Camp, where they picked up Col. Moody, a party of Royal Engineers and other dignitaries. Those onboard were happy and obviously looking forward to a special day. The paper says that the vessel was “freighted with the largest and gayest gathering we have ever had the pleasure of witnessing in this country.” The excursion went upriver to “the site chosen by the Roman Catholic

Mission for an Indian school and model farm,” then returned down river to Fort Langley. The agent of the fort was away, “but his good lady did the honours of the house most handsomely,” and the group were “bounteously regaled with wines and fruit” and even a waltz, this good lady, Mrs. Newton, playing the piano. As the party travelled downstream, they were served a meal that was, owing to the large number of people, served in “three tables” or servings. During this meal service, an interesting scenario played out

– a very intriguing image to consider during the first table that was comprised of “the ladies, the Archdeacon, and a few other gentlemen.” This group was waited on by some very distinguished staff made up of Col. Moody, the Hon. Mr. Cameron, Dr. Seddall, Henry Holbrook, W.J. Armstrong, and C.S. Finlayson, Esq., and the paper considered that “this handsome piece of gallantry contributed greatly to the enjoyment of the occasion.” As the ship headed home, the party enjoyed

a long program of toasts, responses and speeches that, from today’s point of view, certainly tell us much about the participants, and that would make an interesting Our Past column in a future issue. For now, the ship stopped at the Royal Engineers Camp where Colonel Moody and the Royal Engineers “were saluted with three hearty cheers,” while the rest of the group continued downstream back to the wharf where “the happy party broke up.” Be sure to vote tomorrow and remember that it is also Douglas Day.

Service honours the lives of lost loved ones BY THERESA MCMANUS REPORTER

Royal City residents who want to pay tribute to loved ones who have passed away are invited to attend the annual Honour a Life event. Now in its 10th year, Honour a Life is a community event that provides an opportunity for people who have suffered the loss of a loved one to pay tribute to them

in a seasonal Christmas setting. This year’s ceremony will take place on Sunday, Nov. 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the Centennial Lodge in Queen’s Park. Anyone wishing to pay tribute to loved ones who have passed away is invited to attend. After a brief service, there will be Christmas songs, and everyone can participate in the symbolic decorating of the Tree of Remembrance. Honour a Life also includes complimen-

tary decorations that can be personalized, and a short candlelit procession to the tree, accompanied by musicians. “This is a wonderful opportunity for those wishing to honour the life of a loved one,” said Christie Crean, funeral director at Columbia-Bowell Funeral Home in New Westminster. “Everyone will be able to personalize a decoration to place on our special remembrance tree. It’s a seasonal opportunity to meet with like-minded people, share

feelings and remember together.” Complimentary refreshments will be provided following the ceremony. Crean said the event has been growing every year. She encourages those wishing to attend to RSVP by calling 604-521-4881. The Honour A Life event is being held by the Columbia-Bowell Funeral Home and co-sponsored by the Crossroads Hospice Society and the New Westminster Palliative Care Program.

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In business: Making ‘fun’ of allergies

A pair of local sisters combine fun and education BY CHRISTINA MYERS REPORTER

Necessity is the mother of invention – and, in this case, the aunt of invention. Business partners and sisters Elizabeth and Roberta Cottam, are helping families by creating fun products for kids that identify their specific allergies or food intolerances through their business, Blue Bear Aware. The idea was spawned when Elizabeth’s son – Roberta’s nephew – had ongoing food intolerance issues from an early age. With Roberta’s own lifelong challenge with food allergies, the pair knew that there was not just an awareness gap but also an opportunity for a business to help fill it. “My youngest (child) was not able to eat many foods when younger, and food allergies were diagnosed as the issue,” recalls Elizabeth. “In trying to cope with his dietary needs, we realized greater public awareness about children’s dietary issues was needed.” Roberta agreed, and the pair set themselves to the task of creating products that were not only useful and educational, but also fun. “Children today don’t need a strip of masking tape slapped onto their back listing their allergies. A more fashionable, cool

look was needed,” she are printed in Burnaby, the badges are made in says. The first products they Coquitlam and the other created were T-shirts with products are all made in witty slogans. Five years Canadian facilities. “Manufacturing is local later, the pair have a full product line that includes because we want to be not just T-shirts but also involved with the quality embroidered badges, control,” says Elizabeth. allergy alert labels, wrist- “Roberta’s experience in bands and pouches to the Vancouver fashion industry helped carry epi-pens when finding with designs manufacturto cover everyers.” thing from food “Children today Roberta is allergies to celi- don’t need a a professional ac disease. artist, illustraThe shirts strip of masktor and designfeature slogans ing tape slapped er who has like “Udderly worked with no dairy,” onto their back local retail fash“Mutiny listing their ion companies against pealike Plum and nuts” and allergies.” Lululemon. It “Some bunny was the perfect doesn’t eat ELIZABETH COTTAM complement to peanuts” with Business owner the experience accompanying and knowledge stylish graphthat Elizabeth ics. Badges can be sewn brought to the venture onto sports bags or coats with her background as an and come in bilingual ver- elementary school teacher sions featuring English and early childhood eduand French or English and cator. Like any home-based Spanish. The other products are business – most of which also designed with kids in are worked around other mind, from wristbands that jobs and family demands are durable for tough-play- – the biggest challenge in ing kids, to auto-injector the early days was simply pouches that feature small time. “Finding enough hours belt sizes and open with in a day was a huge chaleasy zippers. The home-based lenge. Family came first, business,” says company operates out then of Elizabeth’s New Elizabeth. The “wee hours of Westminster home, where she and her family settled the morning” were used after returning from sever- to organize orders and al years living in Australia; answer emails. For Roberta, working Roberta lives in Burnaby. The pair rely on local on product design and the manufacturing for their online store and website products, too: T-shirts ◗Allergies Page 30


Entrepreneurs: Sisters Elizabeth and Roberta Cottam with some of their allergy awareness products they’ve created through their New Westminster-based company Blue Bear Aware. They offer T-shirts, stickers, badges and have recently added a nut-free, dairyfree advent calendar to their stock.





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Spread the word: The company’s products feature items like an awareness badge that can be sewn onto a bag or coat (above) and a child-friendly auto-injector kit.

Counting down: The company recently brought a nut-free, dairy-free Advent calendar into its stock of items so that children with nut allergies or dairy intolerances would be able to have an option for the popular “Christmas countdown” calendars.

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Fun and funky: Blue Bear Aware’s main product is a series of T-shirts with cool images and funny or cute slogans that will appeal to children. This one says “Nut free & sweet as can be.” Others in the line feature lines like “Udderly no dairy,” “Mutiny against peanuts” and “Some bunny doesn’t eat peanuts,” with accompanying graphics. The images were designed by Roberta Cottam.


was done after putting in a full day for clients in the clothing industry. So far, word-of-mouth and allergy support groups have helped spread the word about their products, and the pair travel to allergy conferences and other events to share their products. They say the goal, one day, is to be the one-stop shop for families with allergy needs in North America. “Food and other allergies are on the rise - especially among children. Today’s allergic reactions are more severe than in the past, and can put a child into a critical health situation where they could potentially die,” says Elizabeth. “It’s crucial to raise awareness in our communities. Once in the school system, allergic children have to carry their own auto-injectors, so they have to be as independent as possible.” The products, she says, help empower children to take control of their allergies in a fun, positive way – and to open the door for dialogue with their peers and adults. As for the company’s name, it – like the product itself – has a personal origin: Blue Bear is the name of her son’s stuffed bear. For more information about Blue Bear Aware, see Do you know of an interesting business with a focus on family and kids? Send details to


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What’s happening in the city this weekend? W

e’re continuing with our popular feature – our staff’s Top 5 (Or More) Things To Do This Weekend. This weekend, we have a civic election, some music, a bowling fundraiser and an art sale. Get voting on Saturday, Nov. 19 for your mayor, city councillors and school trustees. Voter turnout is notoriously low in municipal elections, so The Record is encouraging you to get out and exercise your civic duty. For information on the candidates, go to The Record’s election coverage section at

1 municipalelection.html. The city also has online election information at Get musical on Saturday, Nov. 19 as the West Coast Symphony presents Peter and the Wolf, with narrator David Adams, and Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. The event is at the Queens Avenue United Church, 529 Queens Ave. Info: 604-522-1606. Tickets are on sale at the church. The show is at 7:30 p.m. Get celebrating for national Child Day on Sunday, Nov. 20



at the Sapperton Pensioners Hall at 318 Keary St. The event, sponsored by the New Westminster Early Childhood Development Committee, runs from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. and features activities, crafts, entertainment and snacks. The event is free. Get shopping for Christmas on Saturday Nov. 19 at the Van Dop Gallery from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The gallery is hosting an open house and art sale, which includes glass-blown ornaments, paintings and pottery. The gallery is at 421 Richmond St.


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Get bowling in the dark on Sunday, Nov. 20, from 2 to 5 p.m. The event is at Lucky Strike Lanes, 1205 6th Ave. Proceeds go to support the Biennial Guide and Assistance Dog Conference. For tickets, call Wendy at 604-464-9133. ($25 covers bowling, shoe rental and snacks.) Email your Top 5 ideas to calendar or jmoreau@ You can also check out our full arts and events calendar listings on our website’s homepage at – compiled by Jennifer Moreau

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ocal families with young children are invited to celebrate National Child Day. The New Westminster Early Childhood Development Committee is sponsoring an event for families with children aged zero to six years. It’s being held on Sunday, Nov. 20 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Sapperton Pensioners Hall at 318 Keary St. The event will include fun activities, crafts, entertainment, snacks and free resource bags for families who register to attend. To register, email info@kids

Get the ’stache

New Westminster firefighter Kevin Kula has found some trusty and fearless pioneers who aren’t afraid to let their hair go wild for a month. Kula registered for Movember and pledged to cultivate a genuine 100 per cent face grown moustache for 30 days to raise awareness and funds for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer.

“As more people become Citizens of Movember, the more lives will be impacted,” he said in an email to his fellow firefighters. “You can grow a moustache as a Mo Bro, or join as a Mo Sista to show your support and help recruit other Mo growers to the team.” The New Westminster Firefighters’ Charitable Society is supporting Kula’s efforts on the Movember front. “Almost everyone in the fire department has a moustache, or a resemblance of a moustache,” said Glen Bailey, the society’s president. “Kevin decided it was something he wanted to take on. The guys have all jumped on board.” Bailey said a couple of fire captains, including John Young, shaved off their existing moustaches so they could regrow them and participate. If residents notice a lot of firefighters suddenly sporting moustaches, Bailey said they’ll now know why. “Apparently, I look like a ’70s porn star,” Bailey laughed. “It does not suit me. Nov. 30 at midnight, it’s gone. It’s driving me nuts.” Funds are directed to programs run directly by Movember and its men’s health partner, Prostate Cancer Canada.

Dental plans

The Douglas College department of dental assisting and the UBC Faculty of Dentistry are joining forces to offer free oral care services for New Westminster families and individuals who have financial barriers to accessing regular dental care. Appointments will be available on Dec. 3 for a free examination by a dentist and a dental hygienist. Patients will then be assigned to a dental hygiene student for teeth cleaning in the New Year. Services provided will be a comprehensive examination, oral health education, scaling and rootplaning as required, desensitizing, fluoride treatments and radiographs (X-rays) as required All services are free because of the support of the New Westminster Rotary Club and private sponsors. People who are interested in the services will need to be available on Saturday mornings and should not have dental insurance. Call 604-527-5464 and leave a number where you can be reached to set up an appointment for Dec. 3 or email debbiem@dentistry. Have an item for Around Town? Send it to tmcmanus@

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School land exchange gets ministry approval


Planning for three new schools in New Westminster passed a significant milestone this week as Minister of Education George Abbott gave approval to the land exchanges at the former Saint Mary’s Hospital and New Westminster Secondary School/Mercer Stadium sites between the New Westminster board of education and City of New Westminster. In a letter to school board chair Michael Ewen, Abbott noted that the completion of the land exchanges opens the way for capital project funding agreements to be signed for the elementary school replacement project at the Saint Mary’s site and the new middle school project at the current John Robson site. “We are very excited that this milestone has been achieved,” said Ewen in a press release. “The land

exchanges can now proceed which allows the new schools to move forward to the project approval stage. ... The development of the comprehensive land exchange agreement with city council is demonstrative of the city and school district’s desire and ability to work together to advance the new schools program for New Westminster.” “There has been a great deal of effort by both parties in order to come to this important stage of the process,” said Mayor Wayne Wright. “The minister’s approval is a very positive step forward.” At the Nov. 7 council meeting, Wright also made a statement on the status of the project. “On behalf of council, I am very pleased to report that the city and school district have completed negotiations and concluded a land exchange agreement,” said Wright. “This is very good news that I know par-

ents and students in our city will be happy to hear. This land exchange agreement was a significant accomplishment in moving towards a final project agreement that will see new schools built in our community.”

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Ringette expands national championships Lower Mainland to host for first time in 20 years BY TOM BERRIDGE SPORTS EDITOR

When Burnaby plays host to the Canadian ringette championships in April of next year, it will be one of the most ambitious nationals ever. For the first time in the sport’s almost 50 years, the annual national championships will include 48 teams in the under-16, u-19 and National Ringette League divisions. On Tuesday, Ringette Canada held a lottery in the Bill Copeland Sports Centre that awarded six more spots in both u-16 and u-19, bringing to 48 the number of teams that will vie for a championship title this season. “We’re growing enough to know that we can stick with some things – the two lines are not negotiable – but the format is not our heart and soul, if we get it right. But we can afford to be innovative,” said Ringette Canada executive director David Patterson. Following the lottery, Ontario will be able to send 10 teams, including six in the u-19 group. Quebec will have nine teams at the nationals, while Alberta will get a total of seven. As host, B.C. was awarded spots for two teams in both age groups. As well, eight teams from the NRL league, which includes the Lower Mainland Thunder, will be determined following league play. It will all add up to a boon for the City of Burnaby, said Burnaby/ New Westminster asso-

Knight wins second straight MVP

St. Thomas More Knights Kyle Madden was named the Eastern conference defensive MVP for a second consecutive year. This season, the New Westminster linebacker had 71 tackles and five quarterback sacks in seven games. STM quarterback Mikey Carney was named cooffensive conference player of the year along with Lord Tweedsmuir pivot Mike Messenger. Knights linemen Matt Evans and Alex Golding, receiver Giovanni Trasolini, linebacker Elliot Nelson and defensive back Tim Jackson were also named to the all-conference squad.

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Hosts with the most: Ringette will be the talk of the town in April, when the Canadian ringette championships come to New Westminster and Burnaby. ciation president and committe member Stan Jung. “This is going to be absolutely huge from our assessment,” said Jung. “The beauty of it is we’re hoping to tie in the tourism aspect. The city is involved, and we anticipate it will bring in tourist dollars.” With several high-profile sponsors on board and an anticipated economic impact of more than $2 million, interest in the championships is high. Tourism Burnaby expects approximately 2,500 visitors, including 1,000 athletes, to the cham-

pionships, which run from April 8 to 14. With the anticipated gain from hosting the week-long event, Jung hopes to build in a legacy from the tournament that will benefit the region as as a whole. One of the charities approached has been KidSport. “The important thing about the legacy thing is this is supposed to be grassroots and to benefit the sport as a whole across the whole Lower Mainland and not just Burnaby,” Jung said. B.C. Ringette has already launched a gym

program that will take the Canadian-made game indoors and off the ice. Jung would like to see a kickoff of that program involve some of the schools in the southeast area of Burnaby, as well as Vancouver inner-city schools. “Having grown up in Strathcona (in Vancouver), I see the need outside the city of Burnaby, but I also understand there are areas within the city that could be well served by the program as well,” Jung said. As the host committee chair, Randy Wall has plans for the nationals that

will involve bringing on board Burnaby elementary schools through ringette demonstrations and followup field trips to actual games at the championships. Volunteer opportunities for both English and French immersion students are in the cards for local high school students. Wall anticipates that the association will need approximately 300 volunteers. Interested individuals are requested to go to the association website at and click on ◗Ringette Page 38

SFU and UBC to play, more showcases coming BY TOM BERRIDGE SPORTS EDITOR

The two-game University Hockey Classic between Simon Fraser University and the University of B.C. hockey teams is just the first of more showcases to come, said the SFU coach. Mark Coletta, the SFU club head coach, said plans are in the works for a similar competition in December of 2012 that would include NCAA teams. “(The University Classic) is the first big thing. It is really going to take off with the hockey team. I think there is a whole other

story about the program that awaits,” Coletta told The Record on Monday. “There is no doubt when I first came on board in 2008/09, (the program) snowballed into something unimaginable.” Last week, the hockey club announced that the Clan will play crosstown rival UBC for the first time in a home-and-home affair in the first week of January. “I knew the appetite for hockey in this area is big, especially a collegiate-type tournament between rival schools. When I approached (UBC head coach) Milan Dragicevic, we felt it was

a win-win for both of us,” added Coletta. Both schools have something to prove, putting their reputations on the line. For SFU, it’s a chance to prove the club team is ready to take on varsity status with a good showing against an established Canadian Interuniversity Sports program. For UBC, nothing short of a win against the Clan would do. The January dates, coming in the first week of the new year, coincide with both schools that have an extended Christmas break. Both teams have a four-week

layoff in the new year, making Jan. 6 and 7 ideal dates to get back into training against a quality opponent. The first game will be played at UBC on Jan. 6. The second game will be played at the Bill Copeland Sports Centre on Saturday, Jan. 7. “I think the players are pretty excited. The interest level perked up pretty quickly,” said Coletta, who plans to use the hockey showcase as a recruiting tool. The two-game series is still looking for a name sponsor. Interested businesses or individuals are asked to call the SFU hockey club office at 604-320-2223.

The New Westminster Salmonbellie junior A lacrosse club announced Ray Porcellato will become the club’s assistant general manager. Porcellato stepped down as an assistant coach with the junior ’Bellies after three seasons in that capacity. He played his entire minor, intermediate junior and senior lacrosse with the Salmonbellie organization. Porcellato coached a midget team to gold in 2006 and shared in a provincial title at intermediates two years later before moving up to help coach the junior A team in 2009.

‘Wing’ing it

New Westminster’s Kevin Crowley, the No. 1 draft pick in the National Lacrosse League this season, signed a one-year pro contract with the Philadelphia Wings this week. The contract is subject to league approval. Crowley played 60 career field games at Stony Brook University, scoring 131 goals and 101 assists, the only player in school history to record the century in both statistics. He is also one of just three players in America East conference history to earn four consecutive first team selections, and in 2010 was named the nation’s most outstanding NCAA Division I player. Crowley will play with Dan Dawson and Brodie Merrill on the Wings.

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Giants keep pace with New West sports in brief leaders, down lowly Ice Still struggling The Northwest Giants found themselves in a three-way log jam for second place in the B.C. major midget hockey league following a weekend sweep over the last-place Kootenay Ice. The Giants defeated the Ice 4-0 at the Burnaby Winter Club last Saturday. The Burnaby-based club then downed Kootenay 8-3 in a Sunday morning exercise. Mitch Crisanti led all Giants with four goals, scoring back-to-back markers in both the first and second periods. Bantam call-up Jansen Harkins and Eric Margo both collected four assists on Crisanti’s goal bounty. With the wins, the Giants found themselves two points back of league leader Cariboo Cougars. The Giants are currently tied with the Northeast Chiefs and the Greater Vancouver Canadians, all with 20 points. The Giants and Chiefs have played two games less than Cariboo and Greater Vancouver. This weekend, the Giants are in Nanaimo for

Douglas College Royals volleyball right-side hitter Jeff Taylor is currently ranked seventh in the country in kills. Taylor, a fifth-year Royals player, has recorded 112 winners in 27 sets so far this season. His 4.15 kill average is second-best in the PacWest and seventh in the Canadian College’s Athletic Association. Taylor is second in overall offensive stats in the PacWest. Ontario transfer Rex Fenton was also singled out as PacWest player of the week. Fenton, the under-21 national beach volleyball champion and former u19 national team player, had a total of 15 points, including seven service aces in a two-game sweep over defending champion Columbia Bible College. Provincially, Burnaby’s

Jordan Or leads the PacWest in digs, averaging three per set. Andrew Robson of Douglas is fourth overall in blocks with 21 in 29 sets played. Douglas is currently in third place in the PacWest with a 5-3 record. The Royals are on the Island this weekend for a two-match affair against Camosun College.

To tramp worlds

Shasta Trampoline Club’s Chelsea Nerpio will be teaming up with defending world champion Corissa Boychuk of Alberta in women’s double-mini at the World Trampoline Championships in Birmingham, England this weekend. The championships will serve as a quaifiying meet for the 2012 Olympic

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Three-pointer: Northwest Giants forward Jarid Lukosevicius, in white, scored two goals and assisted on a third score against the Kootenay Ice last week. a two-game series against the seventh-place North Island Silvertips.

Greater Vancouver plays Valley West at the BWC on Saturday at 7:45 p.m.

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Canadian ringette championships 2012. There are also plans for younger girls to act as hostesses for visiting teams, which has proved successful at other venues. “By the end of it, they really become attached to that team,” Wall said. “It’s a great way to motivate them and keep them active.”

Games in London.

The Grandview Steelers played some of their better hockey this week but came away with few points to show for it. The junior B Steelers gave up a late goal in a narrow 3-1 loss to runaway Shaw conference leading Richmond Sockeyes on Sunday. On Wednesday, Grandview drew 3-3 with Brittain conference leader Aldergrove Kodiaks, behind a 46-save performance from goalie Tyler Read. “We had two really good games, but had a few unfortunate bounces which you get when you’re struggling,” said Steelers assistant coach John McDade. In Aldergrove, the Burnaby Winter Clubbased Steelers jumped out to a 2-0 first period lead on goalsbyGiancarloRomano and Simon Horlick less than two minutes apart. Grange Gordon gave the visitors a 3-1 lead early in the middle period, but the Kodiaks tied the score early in the final frame. Both teams were scoreless in overtime.

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The Record • Friday, November 18, 2011 • A41

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Tim Stephens' Astral Reflections Aries March 21 - April 19: A month of far travel, higher learning, legal affairs, cultural involvements, of wide vision and the “big questions” begins Tuesday. (It starts in earnest, more deeply, Friday onward.) However, a general slow-down and “backtracking” influence begins now, so the travel should be to former places, the higher learning will succeed best if it is review or research, etc. Don’t be determined to break new ground; test the ground you’re on first. Lots of work confronts you now to next July. Until Dec. 13, limit these chores to routine or neglected ones. Start nothing new before then. Taurus April 20-May 20: Don’t start anything new before Dec. 13, especially in finances, investments, debt, lifestyle changes or intimate commitments. Don’t begin new funding partnerships. Instead, deal with past or ongoing projects – protect the latter from mistakes and unforeseen contingencies, supply shortages, etc. Have a “Plan B.” Your romantic nature heats up through next June. If you’re single, the three weeks ahead bring a sweet, gentle, inquisitive, supportive person. At the same time, now to late December, your sexual, intimate urge heightens. Result: quick closeness! Be honest, moral. Gemini May 21-June 20: Start nothing before Dec. 13 – instead, focus on past or ongoing ventures, particularly in relationships, relocation, litigation, agreements, negotiations, contracts and dealings with the public. Tuesday begins a month in which all these matters will be emphasized. Your thoughts/ desires might turn to an old flame or “ex.” But this link holds dangers: domestic friction, urges to end it, his/her “domination attitude,” etc. On the other hand, a great opportunity, perhaps to find a retreat, or land a government or institutional link/permission, could arise from a past contact.



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Cancer June 21-July 22: A month of work and health concerns begins Tuesday. Stick to routine and ongoing chores. DON’T start a big new work, employment or machinery project – or anything important – before Dec. 13. Buy no machinery, TV or computers. You’re restless, but you’ll be fine, happy, if you channel this energy into work, errands and “phone lines.” You might revisit a former home, or reconnect with a family member. Your home needs care (electrical?) Sunday/Monday – kids too. Romance beguiles midweek. That month of work begins seriously Friday/Saturday. Bosses are tense, but you succeed! Leo July 23-Aug. 22: A month of romance, pleasure, adventure, creativity and speculation begins Tuesday – you’ll ride a winning streak! But stick to former or ongoing attractions – brand new loves, though they can flame and pulse hot, will – long-term – be busts. As if to nudge you the right way, an old flame will return, in actuality or in your thoughts. Start nothing new, in business or love, before Dec. 13. (And DO NOT start a new creative work – its ending would elude you.) Settle into home midweek: all’s fine, kids are sweet, friends happy, thoughts good. Romance grows Friday, teeters Saturday. Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Tuesday triggers a month of domestic, security, real estate, foundational, gardening, nature, nutrition, stomach and soul concerns. All these matters face delays, indecision and “backwardation” now to Dec. 13. During these few weeks “manna from the past” can occur. You might face a splendid opportunity to “redo” your home situation, to re-align children’s direction or education, or to purchase a residence (perhaps in a foreign country) that you have already seen/wanted. But DON’T begin brand new projects; don’t purchase a newly glimpsed home, start new renovations, etc.

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Houses - Sale


Vancouver East Side

Sell your home, only $99. 604-574-5243 Open House Chilliwack Nov 19 1:30-3:30, 45755 Wellington, 3400sf 3br 3ba character home $439,900 795-2997 id5402 Chilliwack, $70K below cost, 677sf 1br+den condo $125K 376-0864 id5449 Hope like new, updated 930sf 3 bedroom mobile home $79,900 414-0589 id5446 Tsawwassen huge 4700sf 7br 6ba w/mortgage helper $895,888 948-5441 id5448

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Houses - Sale


REDUCED By owner Vcr lot & old time house, approx 37x103, nr ammen $809,000 43rd nr Earles Rd. 604-916-5104 * 604-298-4335

OPEN HOUSE 3631 Yale St, Vancouver BC Starter home or building lot. Amazing view of the NShore Mtns 2,070sqft home, 50x121.79sqft lot! 2bdrms & 1bath, bsmt ceiling 8+ft. Open Sat. Nov. 12, 2:30−4:30pm, Sun. Nov. 13, 2−4pm & Wed. Nov. 16, 10am−12noon. $769,000 Call: (604) 868−9812 or email: Prudential Sussex Realty


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★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: An active, busy, communicative, restless, travel-prone month begins Tuesday (and more solidly, earnestly Thursday night). Unfortunately, a period of delay, indecision and confusion also begins this week, lasting to Dec. 13. DON’T begin important projects before then, especially in travel and communications – e.g., avoid a new mail-order venture, installing new telephones or office equipment, etc. Travel only to revisit, not to new places (except for rest, e.g., a week on the Cuban beach). A former friend might return – it’s not a big thing. Chase money Wednesday/Thursday. Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: The month ahead emphasizes money: earnings, buying/selling, possessions, and memorization or rote learning. Until Dec. 13, start nothing new in these (or any) areas. Guard against mistakes, slowdowns, supply shortages and missed meetings. Have a “Plan B” ready in money areas. Contact former clients. A sensual relationship might begin. While pleasant, even deeply gratifying, this bond is unlikely to last unless she/he reappears from your past (now to mid-December). Lie low, rest Sunday eve to Tuesday eve. Your charisma and energy surge midweek. Work safely Saturday. Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Sunday to Tuesday bring you optimism, hope – and for good reason. Tuesday begins a month of higher energy, charisma and popularity. This would usually be a great time to start important projects and make your mark on the world. But until Dec. 13 the only long-term success will involve projects or relationships resurrected from the past. Ongoing ventures are also fine, but be patient with them, and protect them from delays, supply shortages and “new ideas.” A former mate might appear soon. Rest, recuperate and contemplate midweek. Your energy surges Thursday night onward.

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Nov. 20 - 26, 2011 Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: A month of quietude, rest, contemplation, of sweet solitude, begins Tuesday. (Take hopeful, ambitious action Sunday night to Tuesday.) Your timing is great – just as you slow down, so too does the world – until Dec. 13. (In other words, you’re not missing anything important.) Before that time, start nothing major in any arena. This is a splendid time to get a physical, to revisit a hospital, institution, large corporation or government, to re-apply for aid or permission. Hopes and friendly meetings arise midweek. Retreat Friday/Saturday: your home (and heart?) need care. Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: The month ahead brings friends, parties, entertainment, happiness, optimism and wish fulfillment! However, until Dec. 13 only ongoing people, things and projects – or those reprised from the past – will succeed. Don’t start anything new before that date. A former lover, flirter or affectionate friend might return. You’re attracted to former groups – give them a call. You could start a short, hot fling with someone from your past. Is it fair to him/her? Monday/Tuesday are mellow, gently loving, wise. Be ambitious midweek – bosses like you! Happiness, friends, Friday/Saturday! Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: Tuesday starts a month of ambition, prestige and status concerns, and relations with VIPs, bosses and parents. Start nothing new, especially in these zones, before Dec. 13. Protect ongoing ventures and projects from delays, confusion, mistakes, indecision, supply shortages and missed appointments. Have a “Plan B” ready. Don’t believe promises, especially from Virgo or Gemini. A position, client, VIP or employer from the past could hold the ticket to success. Monday/Tuesday are mysterious, sexy: dig deep for answers. Wisdom, gentle love arise midweek. Be ambitious late week.

A42 • Friday, November 18, 2011 • The Record


Port Moody


PRICE REDUCED! NOW $319,900 College Park, Port Moody

Best Value in Pt. Moody 301B Evergreen Drive

Large, 3 bdrm., 3 bath townhome. Three levels, approx. 1800 sq. ft. Features include: Lge. L/R with wood-burning fireplace & view of greenbelt; den area with sep. laundry and storage. Top floor has 3 lge. bdrms, 4-pce. bath & 2-pce.ensuite.Closetoelementary school, beaches and parks.

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1 BR, New West, $775, renod, nr Skytrain, sm pet ok, immed. Disc. if manage bldg 604-725-5483 BBY, Lougheed Mall. Bach $700 & 1 BR $825. Avail Now. Incl heat & h/ot water. ns/np, newly reno’d, storage, 604-779-3882



COQ • Austin Heights Clean quiet Apt available. N/P. Family owned & operated for 39 years. • 604-936-5755

CASEY STREET Coquitlam Bachelor, 1 BR & 2 BR Starting at $675 & up.

COQ Austin & Blue Mnt. 1 BR $720. 2 BR $865. Incl h/w, bldg laundry. Nr transit 778-865-6696 700 PARK CRESCENT New Westminster, 1 BEDROOM $980. Adult friendly building. visual intercom, gated parking. Near shops & bus. Includes hotwater & storage. Sorry No Pets!! Call 604-522-3391 Balmoral Street

1 & 2 BEDROOM APT Close to trans, Highgate Mall & shopping. Rent incls heat & h/w. Refs req’d. Reno’d stes avail. Wheelchair accessible. Ana 778-859-0798 or Bayside Property Office 604-432-7774

Call 604.931.6408 COTTONWOOD PLAZA 555 Cottonwood Ave, Coq

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

office: 604- 936-1225


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

CALL 604 715-7764


NEW WEST. Reno’d 2 Br’s. $1000-$1120. Nov 1. Nicely upgraded. Prof Mgmt. 604-724-8353 NEW WEST. Cozy 1 BR apt, $690/mo incl heat, h/w & cable. Near transit. Refs. 604-521-1636 NEW WEST Cozy Studio apt, nr all amens, laundry facils, inste f/p, n/s, n/p, $575. 604-783-6003 VANCOUVER MODERN 1 BR & 2 BR Apartment Rentals at Collingwood Village. Steps to Joyce skytrain. Low-rise/Highrise buildings. 1-888-811-7538


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

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

SUNSET PARK 5870 Sunset Street

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

SKYLINE TOWERS 102-120 Agnes St, N.West

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


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

Contact Alex 604-999-9978

or Bayside Property Services Office: 604-432-7774


AMBER ROCHESTOR 545 Rochester Ave, Coq

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


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

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

ARBOUR GREENE 552 Dansey Ave, Coq

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

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

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

office: 604- 524-8174 cell: 604 354-9112


JUNIPER COURT 415 Westview St, Coq

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

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

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


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

Call 604-518-5040


1 BR Apt, $775/mo. 2 BR Apt, $950/mo. 3 BR Apt, $1150/mo. Rent includes heat, hot water & parking. Family living. On site daycare available. Near Cottonwood Park, basketball court & Skytrain. No pets. Available now.

604 939-0944



1050 QUAYSIDE DRIVE 1 bedroom Handicapped/ Wheelchair accessible suite in New Westminster Co-Op. Rent is $741 per month. Shares are $1500. No subsidy. Please call 604-519-1930


Houses - Rent

320-9th St, New West

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


4250 Victory St, 1900sf, 3 br, 1.5 ba, lease, n/p n/s, dbl gar. $1750, Dec 1, Eric K. Property Management Royal Pacific 604-723-7368 BBY SOUTH Executive Fully Furn 3000 sqft, 4 BR 2 baths, lots of prkg, cls to transit, $2400. Lse Avail NOW, Bryan 604-617-6501


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Shared Accommodation


Coq./Poco/ Port Moody

ROOMMATE NEEDED to share 1800 sqft Townhouse in Port Moody, w/d, laminate floors, $595 incls utils, cable & internet, parking, indoor pool, nr SFU & Lougheed Mall. Suits professional working person or student. References Required. Avail Now. Call 778-846-5275


New Westminster

FURNISHED 1 BR. Shared basement suite, in home. New bed & tv. Priv entry. Sh’d w/d, kitchen & bath. Ns/np. $550/mo incl hydro/ cbl. Suits retired, mature female. Immed. Refs req’d. 604-524-5845


Suites/Partial Houses

1 BR g/l ste, incls utils, internet, cbl, N/p, N/s, 14th/Canada Way, $750/mo. Call 604-395-4876


Suites/Partial Houses

BBY NORTH, Lrg 2 BR g/lvl, nr SFU, 5 appls, $1200 incl utils, cble & net, Now. 604-570-0556 BBY, S. 1 BR, full bath, private laundry. N/S. $800/mo incl hydro. Near bus. Immed. 604-435-6087

BBY SFU area, very lrg 1 BR + office, covered parking, sh’d W/D new paint. $850 incls utls. NS/NP. Av now. Nr transit. 604-444-3365

BURNABY HEIGHTS, 3 BR up $1600, 2 BR down $1100, or $2400 whole hse, incls utils, lndry, no sublet, n/s n/p. 291-6958 COQ, 1 BR ste, clean & open kit, nr Douglas College & schl, $750 incls cbl & internet, 778-896-6114 COQ BRUNETTE, 3 BR bsmt, own entry, lam flr, wood blinds, 4 appls, own w/d, $1150 incl utils. Immed. n/s, n/p. 604 525-2000 COQ CENTRAL 2 BR, 1 ba, g/lvl ste, shrd laundry, nr transit, np, ns. $1000 inc utils. 604-939-7443

Surrey city centre NEW Studio BBY, BRENTWOOD. 1 BR bsmt. $650/mo incl util/cbl/internet, shared w/d, new appls, bus route/ Skytrain, ½ blk to centre. N/s, n/p. Avail now. Tel.: 604-299-2842 BBY N, Nr BCIT/skytrain, 1 BR, Semi-Furn’d. NS/NP Avail now. $600 incls utils. 604-318-0106


COQ, WESTWOOD Plateau. large bright 2 BR, 1000 sf, full bath, private w/d & entry. Ns/np. $925 incl utils. Work (604) 612-3384, Home 468-4428

NEW WEST. 1 BR. Shared W/D ns/np. $700 incl hydro. Avail Now. 604-325-0453 or 604-761-0453 POCO, BRIGHT 1 BR g/l, lrg fenced yard, freshly painted, new bath, inste w/d. $750 incls utils. Suits mature n/s. 604-299-5435

POCO, North. 2 BR bsmt. Huge wet bar! Sh’d w/d. Carport. 2 blks to elementary school & bus. Ns/ np. $900/mo + util. 604-942-9863


Townhouses Rent


(Coquitlam Centre area)

2 BR & 3 BR Townhouse

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



Warehouse/ Commercial

EXCELLENT OFFICES & production space for lease on Annacis Island. Call 604-940-9900

PORT MOODY Glenayre, Bright 1 BR, $830 incls utils, n/s, pets neg, shared w/d, nr bus, SFU, L’heed Mall. Now. 604-936-1728 TOTALLY RENO’D - Nr Burquitlam Plaza, 1500 sf, 3+ BR upper Duplex, 1 ½ bths, 5 appls, gas f/p, covered sundeck & carport, N/s, N/p, refs, quiet family complex, $1400 + 60% utils. 604-421-0744

6605 gorgeous modern ste. $580/mo incls Internet, utils, sh’d laundry, near Sky Train, mall, SFU, ns np 778 227 6028

Suites/Partial Houses

Townhouses Rent

PITT MEADOWS 3 BR T/H, quiet family complex, Rent geared to income, n/p, 604-465-4851


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Hardwood Floor Refinishing Repairs & Staining Installation Free Estimates

Century Hardwood Floors



604-916-7729 JEFF

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

*Drywall * Taping * Texture * Stucco*Painting * Steel stud framing Quality Home 604-725-8925

Golden Hardwood & Laminate Prof install, refinishing, sanding, and repairs. 778-858-7263

Specializing in drywall & textured ceiling repairs, drywall finishing, stucco repairs, painting. Fully insured.



YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guar’d. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899





West Coast Cedar Installations New or repaired outdoor cedar ★ specialists since 1991 ★ 604-270-2358 or 604-788-6458



Artistry of Hardwood Floors

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




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

HEATING EXPERT!!! Boiler, Furnace, Fireplaces, Plumbing & Heating Repairs. 604-722-4322




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

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


Lawn & Garden

GREEN CLIPPER LAWN SERVICE Al Isaac (former owner of West Van Shell) & son Colin Fall Yard Clean Ups Power Washing (Decks, Fences, Sidewalks) 604-986-0003 Office 604-581-9100 Colin 604-218-7644 Al


DRAIN TILES & WATER LINES Without Digging a Trench 604-294-5300 DRAINAGE, SEWER & WATER Call Tobias 604 782-4322



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

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



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Established 1963

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

'+&) $ %"*(#!!


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HANDY ANDY Handyman services. Odd Jobs. (WHATEVER). 604-715-9011 HANDYMAN - framing, decks, tiles, hardwood, drywall, re-roof. Total additions & basements. Ken 778-773-6251 or 604-455-0740

Stevie’s Handyman Services Big or Small, we do it ALL! Call Stevie • 778-997-0337

Residential and Commercial • Landscape Maintenance • Landscape Construction • Fall Cleanup • Hedge Trim

Free Est. 604-779-6978


WILDWOOD LANDSCAPING Tree & Hedge Pruning & Removal. Fall Cleanup. 604-893-5745 604-723-2468; Tran the Gardener. New lawns, fall cleanup, pruning weeding, maint. 604-723-2468

Trim/Prune hedges, rubbish removal, yard clean-up, cedar fences. Free Est, 604-710-9670

Home Services

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Moving & Storage


Painting/ Wallpaper





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

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

Int. & Ext. Specialist, 20 yrs exp. * Reas. Rates, High Quality * Fast, clean, with ref’s Licensed, Insured & WCB

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

1 to 3 Men


We accept Visa, Mastercard & Interac Licenced & Insured Local & Long Distance

FREE ESTIMATES Seniors Discount


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

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


$35/HOUR PER PERSON • 24/7 Abe Moving & Delivery and Rubbish Removal. 604-999-6020 10x10 STORAGE LOCKER $135 MOVING EVERYWHERE BEST PRICES ANYWHERE 604-710-2008 MOVERS.CA ABBA MOVERS bsmt clean 1-4 ton Lic, ins’d from $35/hr, 2 men $45 hr honest 26 yrs est 506-7576.


Jean-Guy Bottin

Cell 604.626.1975

Magic Star Painting

Fall Specials 3 ROOMS 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 Painting •Pressure Washing •Tiling •Lam Flrs •Misc Repairs. Brian ★ 604-936-8966


Paving/Seal Coating

ALLEN ASPHALT concrete, brick, A-LOCAL MOVERS. No job too small! Furniture assembly avail. Delivery & pick-up. 604-307-8603

BROTHERS MOVING & Delivery Local & Long Distance 604-720-0931 Best rate. Moving, Storage, Free EST 604-628-7136. Visa, OK


Oil Tank Removal


Oil Tank Detection Oil Tank Removal Soil Remediation FREE ESTIMATES BEST PRICE GUARANTEED


drains, foundations, walls, membranes 604-618-2304/ 820-2187

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



PETKO the PLUMBER Cert. Res & Comm. All jobs & Renos’. Emergency 24/7 • Free Est. 604-468-3924 or 778-228-3924


Renovations & Home Improvement


Complete Renos & Additions, incl.: Kitchen & Bath Improvements • Roofing • Sundecks • Door & Window Replacements

Bill 604-298-1222


Interior / Exterior • New construction/Renovations/ Additions • Drywall hanging/ taping • Foundations/ Framing • Flooring: laminates/ tiles •Licensed & Insured • Free Estimates Call 604-220-7422 or 778-960-4004

Res - Com Professional Service FLAT RATE 7 DAYS/WK

604-551-8531 Free Est Lic - Ins - Bonded

MATCO DESIGN 604-720-1564

30 yrs exp.


Water Lines (without digging) Sewer Lines (without digging) Install. Drain tiles. 604-294-5300

✓ RenoRite




Rubbish Removal

Disposal & Recycling

Trips start at

RIGHTWAY Home Services Renovation/Bsmt/Kitchen/Bathroom/ Painting/etc. ALAN: (604) 782−0992 Roofing Experts 778-230-5717 Repairs/Re-Roof/New Roofs. All work Gtd. Free Est. Call Frank

D & M RENOVATIONS, Flooring, tiling, finishing. Fully Insured. Top quality, quick work 604-724-3832

Trimax Roofing Ltd. 24hr. repairs, reroof WCB, Ins. Will beat all written prices. 604-856-4999

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

New Construction, Reno’s & Restorations: Electrical, Plumbing, Drainage. All Jobs • TWE Stan 604-588-5555 or 604-671-7061 RENO DESIGN. Help to finish project & bring new ideas on time and on budget. 604-671-9901




Rubbish Removal

LOW COST ® Rubbish Removal

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

Isaac ★ 604-727-5232



Don’t get caught by the rain!

* We Remove & Recycle Anything*

“We Keep you Dry”

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 #1 Roofing Company in BC All types of Roofing Over 35 Years in Business Call now for Free Estimates





Free Est’s • Large or Small Jobs



Collectibles & Classics

10% OFF with this ad

$35/HOUR PER PERSON • 24/7 Abe Moving & Delivery and Rubbish Removal. 604-999-6020


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


Rubbish Removal Seniors discount. 604-807-0198 DISPOSAL BINS: All bins are $149 + dump fees. 604-306-8599


Stucco/Siding/ Exterior

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


Scrap Car Removal



CONVERTIBLE 1979 Fiat Spider 2000 72,533 kms, $4,950, (778) 772-6975

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC


1.877.602.7346 1966 CHEVY CAPRICE, 2dr auto, red leather int, red ext, aircared, $7999 778-788-2025

Free Estimates 24 Hour Repairs Skylights Gutters Cedar - Duriod - Torch-On Systems All work Guaranteed!



(604) 299-8131

★ FREE TOWING ★ up to $500 CASH Today!

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

ON HOLIDAY HELPER ADS! Christmas ads are specially bannered off until Dec 25th!

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


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


Window Cleaning

Edgemont Building Maintenance • Power Washing • 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

1998 PONTIAC SUNFIRE purple, 5 speed, 4 cyl, 180K, whole car great condition. $1500. 604-818-7315

1994 FORD Ranger, 2 dr, ext cab, 2.9 engine, 5 spd, serviced by Ford, no rust, cloth int, new tires + more. $2,350. 604-524-6567


*Colour will be available in many publications!



2011 FUNFINDER 18’ travel trailer, elec jack, awning, stabilizers slide out. $19,995. 604-521-6037

★ SNOW BIRD SPECIAL ★ 2005 MONACO Esquire 46,000km 31ft Class C M/H, A/C, lrg slide. Excellent condition! 604-996-8065

Sell Your RV or Boat

1998 Dodge Neon 128,000 kms Coupe Sport. auto, well maintained, $2,750 (604) 943-8722

Scrap Car Removal


Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

2007 PT Cruiser convertible, white, auto, only 39,000km, Immaculate $13,800 ‘‘open to offers’’ 604-971-3179

2003 Pontiac Grand Am clean inside and out excellent run cond air cared new hankooks tire $800 sell$2750 cant insure 2 cars 604.728 8867

Sports & Imports

604-728-1965 John

At Save on Roofing - specialize reroof/repair★ Fully Ins. WCB. 24/7, Free est. 778-892-1266

25% Discount


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

Looking to Buy Small Boat Motors. 15hp and smaller. Will pay Cash. 604-319-5720

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


Family owned & operated since 1989

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

Tree Services


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

Visit us online to receive a special discount:



NEED CHEAP AUTOBODY ? 604-341-7738


Tried & True Since 1902

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


Quality Home Improvements Install tiles, marble, granite, mosiac & stone. Guar. 604-725-8925



Call for a free estimate:

Alive & still roofing after 50 years!! RCABC Certified Roofers. BILL the Roofer • 604-522-8516

John 778-288-8009




Quality work by Qualified Professionals.


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

Complete Bathroom Reno’s Suites, Kitchens,Tiling, Skylights, Windows, Doors. 604-521-1567

Bath *Kitchen* Suites & More

Planning on RENOVATING?


Student Works

All Renovations & Additions, Ins. Quality Work

Save Your Dollars!


Renovations & Home Improvement



Plumbing Ltd


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A44 • Friday, November 18, 2011 • The Record

WEEKLY SPECIALS 100% BC Owned and Operated Prices Effective Thursday, November 17 to Wednesday, November 23, 2011. We reserve the right to limit quantities. We reserve the right to correct printing errors.

Grocery Department

Meat Department




283-400g • product of Canada

Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Beverages


398ml • product of USA


Traditional Medicinals Tea

Kashi TLC Crackers

assorted varieties

assorted varieties




assorted varieties




assorted varieties

reg 5.69

Bakery Department

10% off

regular retail price

Health Care Department Wild Rose Herbal D-Tox Kit


8" Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

1 kit

Uniquely designed to support cleansing and elimination while enhancing all aspects of metabolism.


Simply Natural Organic Salad Dressing

made with organic corn

bags or bin reg 5.39

Oro del Tempo


Que Pasa Tortilla Chips

Organic Walnuts Halves or Pieces


750ml • product of USA + dep. + eco fee

1lb Pkg

Bulk Department

Italian Parmesan Cheese Grana Padano

assorted varieties

light, amber, medium or dark

assorted varieties



454g • product of Canada

60% Whole Wheat Raisin Bread

354ml • product of USA

Que Pasa Salsa

Stahlbush Island Farms Frozen Vegetables

mexicana or chipolte

assorted varieties




Gold Seal Canned Oysters or Mussels

assorted varieties


85g • product of Asia

Sĭsû Supreme Multi 50+ Supreme Multivitamin 50+ provides a full complex of vitamins and trace minerals plus higher levels of Co Q10, B12, vitamin D, magnesium, zinc and vanadium.


Rice Bakery


Amy’s Kitchen Frozen Pizza 340-397g


R.W. Knudsen Sparkling Beverages

Imagine Organic Broth



assorted varieties

650ml • reg 6.49

500ml • product of Quebec


Strawberries Certified Organic, California Grown

Happy Planet Soups

255g • product of USA

Uncle Luke’s Organic Maple Syrup

500g • product of Canada


Deli Department


20 bags • product of USA


Certified Organic, California Grown





Brocolette Bunches


assorted varieties

340g • product of B.C.


170g pkg

Harvest Bacon

assorted varieties

assorted varieties

Certified Organic

2.49lb/ 5.49kg

Barbara’s Bakery Cheese Puffs

Ethical Bean Organic Fair Trade Coffee

Fair Trade Blueberries from Interrupcion

previously frozen • value pack

assorted varieties

assorted varieties


Organic Chicken Wings

Wolfgang Puck Organic Soup

Nature’s Path Organic Boxed Cereals

Produce Department

Shikai Color Reflect Shampoo

Buttermilk or Cheddar and Onion Rice Biscuits

! New

60 caps

Plant based, low detergent, naturally pH balanced, extra gentle and leave incredible shine and manageability.



Available frozen or fresh.

Choices’ Star of the Season Program




Your donation of only $2 supports the growth of healthy communities. Now in its 10th year, Choices’ Star of the Season Program enriches the lives of families all across Metro Vancouver and the Central Okanagan. All proceeds are donated to eight different neighbourhood houses. Kindly donated by Calabar Printers, Choices’ Holiday Stars may be purchased between November 1st and December 24th for a donation of $2.00.

Look for our


For more details on each neighbourhood house, please visit our website,

PRICING Kitsilano




2627 W. 16th Ave. Vancouver 604.736.0009

3493 Cambie St. Vancouver 604.875.0099

1888 W. 57th Ave. Vancouver 604.263.4600

1202 Richards St. Vancouver 604.633.2392

Choices in the Park 6855 Station Hill Dr. Burnaby 604.522.6441

Rice Bakery

South Surrey

2595 W. 16th Ave. Vancouver 604.736.0301

3248 King George Blvd. South Surrey 604.541.3902

Choices at the Crest 8683 10th Ave. Burnaby 604.522.0936

Kelowna 1937 Harvey Ave. Kelowna 250.862.4864

Royal City Record November 18 2011  

Royal City Record November 18 2011