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Anti-meter man spreads the message BY ALFIE LAU REPORTER alau@royalcityrecord.com

Craig Ruttle works at Antique Alley Movie Props on Front Street, and he has a cautionary tale for people in the city who support the installation of Smart Meters. “We had a Smart Meter installed in our home in Vancouver and immediately felt ill,” said Ruttle. “My wife and I both suffered headaches, nausea, depression (and) difficulty concentrating. … Our general health did not really improve until we moved into a home without a Smart Meter.” Ruttle said that while he can’t isolate his health problems to just the installation of the Smart Meter, he believes it is a contributing factor. He pointed out that the construction of new cellular phone towers in his neigh-

bourhood has also been detrimental to his health and the more he reads up on the issue, the more concerned he becomes. “Wireless technology that emits microwave radiation causes an instantaneous physical reaction in roughly three per cent of the population,” said Ruttle. “It is a cumulative effect. Cellphones, Blackberries, iPods, iPads, wireless phones, Wi-Fi, wireless Smart Meters … are changing the very nature of the element in which we live.” Ruttle even ordered a radiation tester from Israel to monitor the readings in his home. The solutions to lower microwave radiation can be as simple as having a different kind of Smart Meter. Ruttle pointed out that similar meters in Idaho and Italy are hard-wired to existing phone lines and their net radiation output is zero. In

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Ample protection: Craig Ruttle, wearing a specially woven mask designed to deflect microwave radiation, says radiation from Smart Meters caused him to become sick. He is asking the City of New Westminster to research all possible options before updating the city’s aging meters. contrast, the Smart Meters B.C. Hydro is putting in, according to Ruttle, emit more than zero and are also more expensive to purchase

and operate. After moving from one place to another in Vancouver, Ruttle found his radiation readings much

lower. With Ruttle working in New Westminster, he wants the city to know about the potentially negative effects of Smart Meters

and people should be given a choice of the type of technology that enters their ◗Meters Page 4

School trustees split on ‘conflict’ decision nhope@royalcityrecord.com

Trustee Casey Cook says the board of education lost an “opportunity” to put the ongoing conflict-of-interest issue to bed when trustees voted down two motions on Tuesday night. Voice New Westminster trustees

Casey Cook, Lisa Graham and MaryAnn Mortensen voted in favour of moving forward with two conflict-of-interest policies, while labour-endorsed trustees Jonina Campbell, David Phelan and Michael Ewen voted against them at the finance and facilities committee meeting. “It was an opportunity for a new board to tackle the issue head-on and put this

stuff behind us so we can get on with the business of education,” said Cook. The motions called for the finance and facilities committee, which all trustees sit on, to recommend that the school board seek legal advice on conflict of interest, related to campaign contributions, and conflict of interest as identified by the auditor general’s report on the school district’s

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Parking pay stations deter customers BY BRENT RICHTER REPORTER editorial@royalcityrecord.com

While there’s been much ado about parking in New Westminster’s downtown, Sapperton business owners say parking on East Columbia Street has become challenging enough to deter some customers. The city replaced traditional parking meters along East Columbia with digital pay stations after road and sidewalk construction in 2011. In order to pay for parking, a user must punch in their licence plate number and pay with either coins or a credit card at one of seven pay stations currently in the neighbourhood. But the added inconvenience compared to old-style meters is enough to keep some customers away, according to Rose Ternes, owner of Cadeaux Gifts & Home Embellishments in Sapperton. Customers don’t always have their licence plate numbers memorized, and more walking to reach a pay station is a deterrent, especially during bad weather or for people with mobility issues. So Ternes gathered “hundreds” of names on a petition to take to city council, asking for another solution for parking in the nieghbourhood. “The city would not respond to me until, literally, I had some kind proof because my complaint wasn’t enough,” she said. “I wouldn’t complain if my customers didn’t complain.” After three tough years of a slow economy, local business owners don’t want to watch potential costumers drive away in frustration over parking, Ternes said. Local businesses won a small victory when the city quickly increased the amount of signage and moved the pay station farther up the block to where it is more accessible in response to Ternes’ petition, but the bigger picture of parking in Sapperton remains a problem.

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Parking protest: Rose Ternes, owner of Cadeaux Gifts & Home Embellishments in Sapperton, says the city’s new parking pay stations are inconvenient and confusing, causing customers to leave the neighbourhood for shopping. Ternes said she and other Sapperton merchants are worried the neighbourhood will keep changing, bringing in new development and business – something local businesses want – without adequate parking being added with new development. Ternes’ next goal is to persuade the city to pave, line and possibly add meters to a gravel lot in the lane between Cedar Street

and Braid Street. But those with similar concerns about pay station parking should get their practice in on East Columbia now, says Dave Cole, the city’s assistant manager of operations. “The intent is to go city-wide,” he said. Cole said the city considered the pay stations’ downsides in a study.

“The feedback on the pay stations was, in fact, the exact opposite,” he said. “All the feedback we got was positive.” Other advantages the city considered before moving ahead with pay stations included the ability for users to get a receipt, less space taken up compared to old style parking meters, easier maintenance and repair, and easier tracking of data by the city.

New Westminster woman giving facials to the stars BY BRENT RICHTER REPORTER editorial@royalcityrecord.com

When George Clooney or Meryl Streep exit their limousines and smile for the cameras before Sunday’s Oscar awards ceremony, they might just have a local woman to thank for their camera-ready looks. Clara Kovats, a Burnaby resident and owner of Urban Bliss Spa in Sapperton, has been invited down to the ceremony’s precelebrations to offer the stars the same skin treatment she offers at home. Laboratoire Dr. Renaud, the Montrealbased skin product company Kovats uses

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home or business. The good new for Ruttle is that the City of New Westminster said in January that it is in no rush to make a decision about Smart Meters. While B.C. Hydro plans to install 1.8 million meters in homes and businesses across the province by December, New Westminster owns its own electrical utility. It distributes electricity to 28,000 residential customers and 3,000 commercial/business customers. The city has until the end of the year to decide whether it wants to piggyback on B.C. Hydro’s purchase of Smart Meters and take advantage of their attractive price point or opt for a different digital meter system. “We are monitoring what B.C. Hydro is doing,” said Rod Carle, general manager of the city’s electrical utility. “We are not required to put smart meters in.” Carle said the city has yet to determine what technology will be used to replace New Westminster’s aging meters. “Our meters are getting at an age – they

are 50-plus years old – where we are going to have to do something,” he said. “The current methods we use are outdated.” Carle said the city will be moving to a digital meter but hasn’t decided what form that will take. “Smart meters are the same as digital meters, they just come with different programming which makes some of them smarter than others,” he said. City staff will be holding information sessions with council and its electrical utility commission between March and May. “Before we do anything at all, they (council) wants to have some kind of workshop,” Carle said. B.C. Hydro said its new meters include measurement technology to determine how much power is being consumed and produced, a computer to store the data collected by the measurement technology, two radios (one to send consumption data and another to allow the customer to help with conservation) and a battery to send a signal to B.C. Hydro when the power goes out. – with files from Theresa McManus

Conflict: Trustees split on proposal ◗ continued from page 1

authority, the issue we have taken has been supported,” he said. Cook was referring to the recent auditor general’s report on the school district’s business company, which found that former trustee Brent Atkinson may have been in a conflict as chief executive officer of the company and a trustee. Cook was also the first trustee to declare a conflict of interest over his daughter’s employment with the district. Eventually, Ewen – who has family working in the district – followed suit. Cook’s conflict motions were “nebulous,” Ewen said, explaining his vote. “The motion was, ‘Do we ask a lawyer to review conflict of interest related

to the business company?’” Ewen said. “That’s a recipe for thousands of dollars in legal bills. Mr. Cook is the first one to say, ‘You need to be very specific and very clear when asking for a legal opinion,’ unless he is the one trying to get it.” Ewen said he would support a motion to craft a conflict-of-interest policy, but ultimately he wants the board’s political divisions to

end. “I think it would be nice to follow the auditor general’s suggestion – just park the politics at the door, grow up and let’s move on with talking about education,” Ewen said. Board of education chair James Janzen didn’t attend the meeting. The longtime trustee’s father, Wes Janzen, recently passed away. www.twitter.com/nikimhope

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The 2012 provincial budget released Tuesday should give businesses in New Westminster reason to be cautiously optimistic, according to the New Westminster Chamber of Commerce. The chamber released a statement reacting to the to budget on Tuesday, saying it appears to have the expected restraint in spending and movement towards a balanced budget. “We are looking for B.C. to stay the course as per balancing the budget and to ensure accountable and responsible spending,” said chamber presi-

dent Andrew Hopkins, in a press release. “This will enhance our economic development efforts by sending a strong message to potential investors.” Hopkins said changes to tax rates and the tax code are always the first things businesses look for when examining a budget, as they have a big effect on a business’s bottom line. “I would say, for small business, holding tax rates where they are or even reducing them a bit,” he said, adding that the budget’s possible one per cent increase in the corporate tax in 2014/2015 is still cause for uncertainty. “They were going to drop it down with the HST in place, and

now the HST is out, so it’s sort as well. of taking one away and adding Beyond that, Hopkins said the another. Overall, I think trying $10,000 tax credit for first-time to focus more on small homebuyers will also be business would be more a boon to the Royal City, fair, because there is a lot which is an affordable of small business in New market for new buyers Westminster, and our and still has many new members are primarily homes under construcsmall businesses.” tion. Hopkins said one of “Anything that a the high points in the new homebuyer can get budget is funding for to enhance the opporskills training initiatives, tunity to purchase their especially in the shipfirst home is great,” he building industry. While Gordon Hobbis said. shipyards in North Cap’s bicycles Chamber members Vancouver will be doing also approve of the the work, Hopkins said that will elimination of the fuel tax on spin off and benefit New West international flights and increased

spending on marketing of the province as a business and tourism destination, both of which are already having effects, according to Cori Lynn Germiquet, the chamber’s executive director. “Just with that announcement alone, YVR has had an automatic increase in requests from international flyers to fly into YVR,” she said. “Even though their destination is YVR, we’re still going to see that spin off in our regional market as well. … With limited dollars in our tourism organization, anything we can do from a provincial perspective and a regional perspective to attract ◗Budget Page 8

Queensborough subdivision gets council nod

BY THERESA MCMANUS REPORTER tmcmanus@royalcityrecord.com

A subdivision application has received support from city council despite some concerns of residents living around the Queensborough site. The city received an application for a development variance permit for 311 Johnston St. that would allow the property to be subdivided into two lots. A variance was required for site area and site frontage because the proposed lots wouldn’t meet existing zoning.

Darren Kucheran appeared at city council on Monday night on behalf of his parents, who own a neighbouring home. He said the area already has parking issues, which are only going to worsen if two homes are built where one now exists. “We are going to add extra congestion and make it more difficult for emergency response,” he said. Kucheran also expressed concern about the impact that pile driving at the site would have on his parents’ home, which is built on a concrete slab that was built in 1954.

“We should be abiding by the bylaws to reduce impacts on existing buildings,” he said. Longtime Queensborough resident Lorne Elliott is also opposed to the variance. He questioned whether other homes built across the street by the applicant meet city’s height and setback requirements. Dave Guiney, the city’s senior planning analyst, said the city has survey work done that shows the homes meet the city’s bylaw requirements. The Queensborough Residents’ Association received a presentation about

the project in December 2011. Although two people attending that meeting voiced concerns about overall development in Queensborough and the need for an updated official community plan, the association has no objection to the variances sought for 311 Johnston St. Coun. Betty McIntosh questioned whether the homes would be able to have suites. Guiney said they could each have one suite. Council approved the variance; McIntosh was the only councillor to vote against issuance of the permit.


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world around them. Encouraging students to be advocates and allies for others, through such activities as Pink Shirt Days, is also good. Making the bullied stronger seems to generally be a better avenue than trying to change bullies. There is no single solution for bullying. Not every child can take self-defense courses, and there is no physical solution to ending taunts. For the worst torments, the old saw about telling a teacher isn’t enough. For kids being physically attacked, we recommend skipping straight to calling 911.

lied as children or teenagers. Nearly a third believed it had a lasting or harmful effect, and a huge majority of adults believe we need to do something about it. Having zero-tolerance for abuse in schools is certainly important. Supporting school clubs that encourage students to share their own stories, listen to others’ experiences, and learn more about all kinds of diversity can make a huge difference in how students view others. Accurate information can dispel stereotypes and broaden students’ views of the

social media are all possible for children It’s not as if they ever went away, but bullies are back in the news again. Again, who aren’t even out of middle school yet. The worst part of bullying isn’t one we’re reminded that, for many kids, single attack or incident: it’s the pattern going to school is a fearful experience. of repeated incidents, which wear down Whether it’s incessant name-calling, the chosen victim or victims, teasing, and verbal torment or day after day. outright violence and theft, a School can start to look a huge number of children will THE RECORD lot like prison to a child who’s experience bullying during been bullied incessantly. their school years. A recent Harris/Decima poll, sponAdults tend to forget the cruelty they sored by the Big Sisters and Big Brothers and other children were capable of. organization, found that 50 per cent of Homophobic and racist slurs, sudden Canadian adults felt they had been bulpunches and kicks, and harassment by

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ic Toews, Canada’s public safety minister, recently issued a blunt declaration about his new Internet spying bill. Anyone who opposes Bill C30 “can either stand with us or with the child pornographers,” Toews declared. Well, to reassure Mr. Toews that I am not a child pornographer, perhaps I should preemptively reveal some of my recent online activities. ◗ You’ll be glad to know that I have about 30 Facebook friends. That’s 15 times more than I have in real life! ◗ I’ve been catching up on Twin Peaks via Netflix. Yep, just 22 years late to that party. ◗ I frequently play online games, particularly Team Fortress 2. I find it soothing to have snotnosed eight-year-olds repeatedly shoot me in the head with rocket launchers and then taunt me. ◗ I am this close to winning that forum debate about which season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer was the best. ◗ I have been plotting the overthrow of the Canadian government with my army of genetically engineered wombats.

I might as well lay my cards on the table now, as Bill C-30 is going to allow the police to gather all kinds of interesting data on us, without warrants. The bill will force Internet service providers (ISPs) to hand over info such as addresses and phone numbers of subscribers to police. The information will allow police to monitor us, in exactly the ways they can now, but without warrants. The police will also be able to track us using our cellphones. Privacy and technology blogger Michael Geist notes that this will allow police to scan crowds of people, collect ident info from their cellphones, and then get names from their phone and Internet companies. So if you’ve ever gone to a protest, union meeting or controversial public hearing, rest easy knowing that you could soon be on a government watch list. Did I mention that this will mean ISPs will have to upgrade their technology and screen their employees more thoroughly, to handle the ability to spy on us? To pay for this, they will hold us by our ankles and shake vigorously. I hope you didn’t think Internet service was ever going to get cheaper in Canada. Why the police would need the power to do things like this has not been explained, except by Mr. Toews repeating the “child porn” over and over like a mantra. Which somewhat overlooks

Time to rethink military spending Dear Editor:

The Harper government has tried to disguise the militarization of Canada from peacekeeper to powder monkey under the guise of self-defence (against whom I don’t know). We have become a nation in lockstep with our neighbours to the south. The wars against Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya are unconscionable. These so-called regime changes have been based on hyperbole, speculation and outright lies. Adding insult to injury, while much has been raised about poverty, we seem to have no problem spending hundreds of billions of dollars for war. Although there was unanimous agreement, we failed to carry out a parliamentary commitment to end child poverty by 2000. Today, child poverty is much worse. We are literally sacrificing the security ◗Privacy Page 7 and health of Canadians for guns. Outside of death, misery, environmental and

infrastructure destruction abroad, what is it costing us at home? As former U.S. president and Second World War General Eisenhower put it: “Every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its labourers, the genius of its scientists and the hopes of its children.” This government is going to spend $70 billion on weapons such as F-35 fighter bombers and warships in the next several years. The Afghan War alone will cost us over $22 billion when all the bills are paid, according to David Perry of the Dalhousie University Centre of Foreign Policy Studies. To put it another way, the cost of 65 F-35 fighter jets at $16 billion (at present, it is estimated that the actual cost of these jets will be about $30 billion)

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could be better spent on 30,000 homes ($6 billion), tuition fees for 50,000 students ($1 billion), clean water in aboriginal communities ($1 billion), a national child-care program ($5 billion), 5,000 transit buses ($2.5 billion), and humanitarian assistance to disaster areas such as Haiti and Pakistan ($500 million). That is only based on $16 billion. The Centre for Social Justice in Toronto pointed out some time ago that the military spending in 2002/03 of $12.3 billion could, for example, have provided at that time a national pharmacare program ($500 million), 20,000 new social housing units ($2 billion), infrastructure, i.e. water systems and public transit, etc., and create 6,000 jobs ($4 billion), implement the Romanow Commission’s recommendations and restore the federal share of health-care funding to 25 per cent ($6 billion per year). The point of all this is, why do we have untold billions for war and its weapons to murder and destroy other people 12,000 miles away who are not and never have been a threat or danger to us? Why do we, like puppets, follow the Americans around the world in one socalled regime change (war of aggression) after another? The destructive economic and social costs of war both at home and abroad can only be described as tragic. It’s time to bring the troops home and re-engage them in the U.N. peacekeeping that Canada was noted and respected for worldwide. The majority of Canadians want this, and our elected representatives should have the guts to demand it. It is hypocrisy to suggest that these wars are about democracy and freedom. Where are democracy and freedom when untold millions of civilians are killed and displaced, their homes and infrastructure trashed, “bombed into the Dark Ages,” as one American general put

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And, at home, there is no democracy when people are poor and unemployed. There is no freedom when people are homeless and hungry. Bill Zander, New Westminster

Why such a tough budget?

Dear Editor:

It is a tough (sorry, “prudent”) budget, not just because B.C. is broke but because this is not an election year. When the next provincial election campaign begins, however, a financial miracle will occur. The political equivalent of the Tooth Fairy will appear and – surprise! Goodies will rain from the sky unto voters, rich and poor, no matter how empty the government coffers are alleged to be. “Re-elect us, and we will fix everything,” the Photo-op Fairy will say. “You must realize that since we created this mess, we know best how to fix it.” We also will be warned not to vote for Adrian Dix. He doesn’t look all that great in a hockey jersey. Tony Eberts, New Westminster

Loosen up on pot laws Dear Editor:

Why is it every time the subject of marijuana rises to a public commentary, one of the first things we hear is “tax it, legalize it, regulate it”? I can make beer or wine and even grow tobacco with no licensing, regulating or taxing. I can grow marigolds and potatoes and rhubarb and any number of decorative plants, some of which are poisonous, without restriction. Marijuana deserves no less. It already has unnecessary legality with restrictive legislation retained by frightened, unknowing lawmakers. Allowing all to have freedom to produce their own pot without imposing fees or any other form of taxation is the only way to eliminate the marijuana dealers.

the fact that traditional methods of investigation have been finding child porn peddlers, including a massive bust recently in Ontario that snared 60 people. Mr. Toews doesn’t much talk about other types of crime. He doesn’t mention white-collar scam artists, or pot-dealing gang members, or tax cheats. It’s almost as if he’s just focussing on the most heinous members of society in an

effort to force the debate down a narrow channel. If Mr. Toews wants to catch pedophiles – and who doesn’t? – maybe he should give police more resources to do long-term investigations. The officers in the recent Ontario busts actually wrote their own software to help them track down their perps. It sounds to me like that kind of thing could go a long way to protecting kids if it was backed with some federal money and

Active Living Guide will be available at www.newwestpcr.ca and at our recreation centres on February 29!

March 2012

Terry Smith, Garibaldi Highlands

Privacy: What are we willing to tolerate? ◗ continued from page 6

The Spring

used Canada-wide. If C-30 passes, we’ll have less privacy. Police from across Canada will be able to snoop into our online lives in ways we would never accept in the physical world. And unlike a knock on the door, we might never know how much data they’ve collected on our lives. Matthew Claxton is a reporter for The Record’s sister paper, the Langley Advance.

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Resident calls for change to sign bylaws BY THERESA MCMANUS REPORTER tmcmanus@royalcityrecord.com

A recent candidate in the municipal election believes that the rules regarding election signs need to be changed to become more democratic. Council candidate Vladimir Krasnogor recently appeared before city council to voice concerns about the city’s election

campaign signage regulations. “Current city bylaws discriminate against the ever increasing population of city voters who live in apartments and condominiums, where any signs are not permitted by building policies,” Krasnogor said. He said the city should resolve this problem by designating several city locations as places where all local candidates

New downtown bus loop set to open this spring TransLink will be reopening a new bus loop at the New Westminster SkyTrain station this spring. TransLink spokesperson Drew Snider said the bus loop at The Plaza at New Westminster station development is set to be operational on April 23, as part of normal service changes that take place each spring. The former bus exchange at the New

Westminster SkyTrain station was closed in 2009 to allow for construction of the Plaza 88 development. Bus stops at the New Westminster SkyTrain station were relocated to nearby streets, including Alexander Street, so construction could proceed at the residential and commercial development that’s been built on a site bounded by Columbia and Carnarvon streets and 10th and Eighth streets.

can place election signs. He visited one municipality that has designated areas, usually on grassy areas between the road and sidewalk. “A bunch of signs clustered in one spot made for a highly visible and colorful sight,” he said. In addition to attracting attention and promoting elections, Krasnogor believes that designating specific areas for signs

would “level the playing field” by giving all candidates equal access to election signage. Krasnogor feels that the city would be promoting municipal democracy, engaging more people in the election process and increasing voter participating by changing New Westminster’s election signage rules. www.twitter.com/TheresaMcManus

Budget: Shop owner’s response mixed ◗ continued from page 5

those tourist dollars is welcome.” Gordon Hobbis, owner of Cap’s Bicycle Shop, said he is still analyzing the budget and waiting for the HST to be eliminated. “The budget’s got some good news and it’s got some belt-tightening. Anything that creates jobs and keeps us afloat right now, we have to support. That’s a good idea,” Hobbis said. Hobbis said he is glad to see some older tax credits his customers benefited from spared in the budget. “I’m pretty excited about the $500 cred-

it for kids who are doing arts and sports,” he said referring to the children’s fitness credit and the children’s arts credit. “We want to see more kids cycling.” Whether the budget bodes for good times ahead or tough times, Hobbis said the store his father started 80 years ago is built to survive any economic climate. “One time I asked my dad, ‘Why bikes?’ and his answer was, ‘People will want bikes in the good times and they’ll need bikes in the bad times.’ So I think whatever happens with the budget – how it affects people, we’re OK.”

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Because sport is for everyone

New Westminster residents are working to set up a KidSport chapter in the city BY ALFIE LAU REPORTER alau@royalcityrecord.com

New Westminster is one of the only cities in Metro Vancouver that doesn’t have its own local chapter of KidSport, and Chris Wilson and Sandon Fraser are looking to change that. Wilson, a former Olympic wrestler who finished eighth at the Barcelona Olympics, is currently involved with KidSport Tri-Cities, and he’s helping some Royal City residents as they try to establish KidSport New Westminster. “There’s a keen group of volunteers in New Westminster,” said Wilson. “Seven or eight volunteers have met twice already, and our goal is to establish a chapter by the summer and have enough money to start funding local kids.” KidSport operates on a mission statement that no child should be left on the sidelines. KidSport provides support to children in order to remove financial barriers that prevent them from playing organized sport. Wilson pointed out that kids should be given the opportunity to develop healthy lifestyles, no matter the financial, physical or language barriers that may exist. He added that physical activity helps encourage children to maintain healthy habits throughout their whole lives. The challenges that come with playing sports also teach children valuable life lessons and skills including leadership, practice, hard work, dedication and self-confidence. The lack of a local New Westminster chapter doesn’t mean local kids have been left on the sidelines. According to Wilson, the regional office of KidSport, based out by the airport, typically helps about 90 kids in the Royal City each year, and local sports organizations also help their own. For example, New Westminster minor lacrosse helped more than 30 families in the Royal City last year, with

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Sport for all: Chris Wilson, Ryan Newman and Sandon Fraser are working to start up a KidSport chapter in New Westminster. The organization provides support for kids whose families might not otherwise be able to afford organized sports. KidSport helping another seven families. “I think that says a lot that the local organizations are helping their own members,” said Wilson. “Sometimes that means waiving fees, and sometimes that means paying for registration, but it shows there is community support and children are being helped.” Sandon Fraser’s day job is with New Westminster parks, recreation and culture, but outside the job, as a volunteer, he has seen first-hand how effective KidSport can be. “I’m involved with Coquitlam Little League baseball, and I’ve seen families benefit,” said Fraser. “That’s why we want to get a KidSport chapter started in New Westminster.” Fraser said a local chapter

makes it easier for parents and we’d also like groups that are families to get funding support. fundraising to consider us as a “If a child is interested in recipient.” a sport, there’s no Wilson said he reason why money has a lot on his plate should be the reawith KidSport Trison why he or she “If a child is Cities, but getting a doesn’t participate,” Royal City chapter interested in a said Fraser. “A lot of going is very imporfamilies don’t know sport, there’s tant to him. what subsidies are “I’ve seen the available to them, no reason why impact it’s had in the so a local chapter of money should be Tri-Cities,” he said. KidSport raises the “I’d love for that the reason why to happen in New awareness.” As Wilson and he or she doesn’t Westminster.” Fraser try to get “We want to get KidSport New participate.” momentum going so Westminster up and that we’re up-andrunning, the key SANDON FRASER running by summer things they are look- volunteer and funding kids by ing for are people and the fall,” said Fraser. money. In the Tri-Cities “We’re looking for a few more during the past four years, volunteers,” said Wilson. “And KidSport Tri-Cities has helped

1,425 children, issuing $251,671 in funds. In 2011, Wilson said their local chapter issued approximately $100,000, with 500 kids benefiting. In Burnaby, KidSport Burnaby operates out of 101-4946 Canada Way and was launched in 2001, with a donation from the Keith and Betty Beedie Foundation. In the 11 years since, KidSport Burnaby has supported more than 1,800 Burnaby children. For more information on the Burnaby chapter, call 604-2947111, email info@kidsportburnaby.com or go to www.kidsportburnaby.com. People interested in getting involved with the starting up of KidSport New Westminster can contact Wilson at 604-341-0241 or cwilson630@gmail.com. www.twitter.com/AlfieLau

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he Hyack Festival Association and the New Westminster Chamber of Commerce are planning a dazzling evening. The two organizations are teaming up for the Dazzle Gala Dinner and Auction, which will be held on Saturday, April 21 at the Executive Plaza Hotel and Convention Centre in Coquitlam. CTV news anchor Keri Adams will MC the event. “We are delighted to host the event along with our friends at the chamber,” said Douglas Smith, executive director of the Hyack Festival Association. “It is sure to be a fun-filled evening and a wonderful opportunity to rub shoulders with community leaders.” Mayor Wayne Wright believes the Hyack/ Chamber partnership demonstrates the collaborative spirit that exists in New Westminster. “Support of this gala will help us showcase our vibrant and positive business environment, while promoting New Westminster as a cultural hub within the region,” he said in a press release.” The event will be held on Saturday, April 21 from 6 to 10 p.m. at 405 North Rd. Tickets for the gala dinner and auction are $125. For more information, contact the New Westminster Chamber of Commerce at 604-5217781 or the Hyack Festival Association at 604-5226894.

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e’re continuing with our popular feature – our staff’s Top 5 (Or More) Things To Do This Weekend. This Feb. 24 to 26 weekend, we have a little something for everyone – whether you’re interested in getting involved in the city or learning more about its history, there’s a chance for you to do it this weekend. Get to know about some of the opportunities for volunteers with New Westminster parks, culture and recreation. The city is holding a volunteer orientation for youth who are interested in learning about volunteer opportunities at the Youth Centre at Moody Park, the Queen’s Park petting farm, Moody Park Arena, Century House, Queensborough Community Centre and other facilities in New Westminster, as well as for special events.

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The workshop is being held on Feb. 25 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Get out and explore New Saturday, Feb. 25 from 10 a.m. to noon. Westminster as part of It’s free, but pre-registration Heritage Week, which runs is required. Call 604-519-1066. Feb. 20 to 26. Get to know about Guiding around the world Take a walk through the neighbourhood and check out when New Westminster Girl some of the heritage homes or Guides of Canada hold their drop by Irving House and see 47th annual international fair. what’s new. The New Westminster Local kids can take part in District Girl Guides are celethe City of New Westminster’s brating the international sisterannual Heritage Colouring hood of Guiding in 145 counContests and vie for some tries, with each Girl Guide awesome prizes. unit in New Westminster hav(or more) The deadline for entering is ing a display about a Guiding Things to do Tuesday, Feb. 28. country and a presentation on this weekend Entries are available by callstage. ing the planning division at The community event also 604-527-4532. features a bake sale and a concession Get out and attend the Queen’s Park stand. Residents’ Association’s annual general The event is taking place on Saturday,

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A18 • Friday, February 24, 2012 • The Record

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Revealing lives of the Downtown Eastside BY DEBRA NELSON CONTRIBUTOR editorial@royalcityrecord.com

Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside is the poorest postal code in the Canada in a city that prides itself on being the “world’s most livable city.” In 2004, New Westminster photographer Gabor Gasztonyi began an amazing five-year project to photograph residents of the Cobalt, Balmoral, Regent and Sunrise hotels. Slowly, people let him into their lives and allowed him to photograph them in their private moments in their rooms and on the streets in a neighbourhood where people seek shelter, safety and love in extreme social

conditions. The result is a remarkable book, A Room in the City. Using minimal words, Gabor lets the photographs tell their own stories. He will be in the library to talk about his experiences and show some of his photographs on Tuesday, March 6 at 7 p.m. As space is limited, pre-register in the library or call 604-527-4667. A selection of his photographs is on display in the reference department from March 1 to 31 and can be seen in a video at www.tinyurl.com/GaborPhotos. The library has a number of books and DVDs that deal with issues relevant to the Downtown Eastside.

In In Plain Sight: Reflections on Life in Downtown Eastside Vancouver, seven women share their life stories from childhood, moving into and out of the Downtown Eastside, through periods of addiction and recovery, strength and illness, affluence and poverty. Michael Barnholden and Nancy Newman, in Street Stories, tell of 100 years of homelessness in Vancouver from the early displaced aboriginal populations, the aftermath of the fire of 1886, and the influx of early immigrants to stories and images of today’s homeless. Jack Layton wrote Homelessness: The Making and

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Legal threat gives berth to independent voting to deny independent schools more than one berth into the provinSt. George’s is in the cial qualifying tournament. Lower Mainland AAA The decision was based boys’ basketball tourna- on a formula of berths ment, but that is not the according to the number of end of the ongoing contro- schools in each participatversy between public and ing district. independent schools. At the time, St. George’s Earlier this month, the protested that decision and, Vancouver boys’ school under a makeshift qualilost the single indepen- fying formula, unsuccessdent berth into the Lower fully played a string of four Mainland high school AAA games in four nights to try boys’ basketball champi- to earn a berth. This seaonships to No. 4-ranked son, the two groups were Vancouver College. no closer to resolving their Ranked third in the outstanding differences. province, St. “I think we George’s was have to look denied a secfor a resoluond indepention,” Johnston “I wouldn’t dent berth into said, adding the zone quali- say the Lower that the curfying tournadecision is Mainland coach- rent ment by a comunlikely to be mittee of Lower es are happy precedent-setMainland high ting. school coaches with it, but I “If this is and later also would say it’s a going to haplost an appeal pen every year, to the B.C. High fair compromise.” we have to figSchool Boys’ ure out a propJAMES JOHNSTON Basketball er format,” B.C. association president agreed Association New executive by a Westminster 3-2 vote. Secondary That decision was then athletic director Peter overturned by a final Battiston. appeal to the association’s A number of years board of governors, giv- ago, two top-ranked ing St. George’s a second North Vancouver schools, independent berth, said Handsworth and Argyle, B.C. association president were in a similar situation James Johnston. with just one available The Lower Mainland berth in its North Shore association was sent a let- zone. A way was later ter from St. George’s legal found to accomodate both counsel, along with the job schools at the provincials, of drafting a tournament suggesting that if a team is schedule, but the group a top-five contender, there was uncomfortable com- is motivation to tinker with ing up with one, Johnston the qualifying format to added. accomodate those schools. Johnston then handLower Mainland coached the job back to St. es and athletic directors George’s. also wonder why indepen“I wouldn’t say the dents and public schools Lower Mainland coaches have settled their differare happy with it, but I ences in other jurisdictions would say it’s a fair com- and play under the same promise,” Johnston said. qualifying umbrella, while Byrne Creek head coach Greater Vancouver schools Wayne Best agreed. struggle to find common “Looking at the draw, ground. it’s a fair draw,” said Best, “It makes the tournaadding that this year was ment convenient for them the independent’s turn to and is unfair to all our kids. host the tournament. “My It doesn’t sit well with me,” only concern is it brings the Battiston said. final at St. George’s.” Best added any deciLast year, the Lower sion going forward has to Mainland committee ◗Mainlands Page 21 sparked the controversy, BY TOM BERRIDGE SPORTS EDITOR tberridge@royalcityrecord.com

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Double good: STM Knight Giovanni Trasolini, in white, scored a double-double with 10 points and 10 boards in a 64-41 win over R.C. Palmer in Lower Mainland high school AA boys’ basketball semifinal on Wednesday.

Knights on to AA Mainland finals BY TOM BERRIDGE SPORTS EDITOR tberridge@royalcityrecord.com

The St. Thomas More Knights put together a strong second half to earn a spot into the Lower Mainland high school AA boys’ basketball championship final. STM moved into the AA zone final with a 64-41 victory over R.C. Palmer of Richmond in the Mainland semifinals at King George Secondary on Wednesday. The Knights got a pair of early treys from senior Mikey Carney in a pivotal third quarter and a threepoint dagger from Denzel Laguerta later in the frame that capped a runaway 19-4 stretch that ballooned STM’s lead to more than 20 points. “I think we just got into our game in the second half. We didn’t play up to our potential (in the first),” said 6-5 forward Giovanni Trasolini, who had 10 points and 10 rebounds for the No. 4-ranked Knights.

Andrew Morris led all scorers with 18 points, including nine in the second quarter, when STM began to flex its offensive muscle. Morris also contributed five rebounds, three steals and two blocked shots in the semifinal win. After an even first quarter, STM got on the boards in a big way, dominating up front, including 11 rebounds off the offensive glass. The Knights’ defence also gained the upper hand as the game went on, committing 17 steals, including 11 in the second half – six of them coming from Laguerta, who finished with double-figure scoring. “When we get into that zone and play to our potential, it’s almost impossible to stop us,” said Trasolini, who got into early foul trouble and was forced to sit for much of the first half. The two school teams played to a 10-10 tie after the opening quarter and traded buckets in the second

period before a late baseline three from Matteo Gazzola gave STM a five-point bulge with less than three minutes remaining in the half. STM played No. 7-ranked King George in the zone final on Thursday (after NOW deadlines). King George defeated Vancouver independent St. Patrick’s 80-76 in a thrilling three-point-a-plenty overtime. If STM wins, the team would enter the B.C. championships as the No. 1 Mainland seed. If the Knights should lose, and St. Pat’s wins its game against Palmer, the two schools would play today (Friday) at 3:45 p.m. for the No. 2 zone seeding into the B.C.s. If Palmer beats St. Pat’s in the consolation matchup, STM would automatically take the second available berth into the provincials. The B.C. AA basketball championships will be played in Kamloops from March 7 to 10.

Douglas players, coach earn year-end honours Three Douglas College Royals volleyball players garnered PacWest men’s all-star recognition. Fifth-year outside hitter Jeff Taylor was named to the first all-star team on Wednesday. Taylor finished in the top 10 in three separate categories, including third overall with 380 total kills. He also placed sixth with 27 aces and ninth with 55 blocked

shots this season. Third-year transfer Rex Fenton was named to the PacWest second team, while freshman Graham Stoliker made it on the allrookie men’s team. Douglas coach Brad Hudson was also named PacWest coach of the year. Second-year Douglas libero Jordan Or led all players this season with 315 overall digs, averaging

a chart-topping 3.54 saves a set. The Royals placed five players in the top 10 in service aces, including fifthyear setter Kaleb Dawe with a team-high 32 winners. Fenton, Taylor, Mark Vanderwal and Sam Shaw also made the list. Fourth-year outside hitter Sam Shaw finished fourth with 3.11 average kills per set.

In women’s volleyball, Kalena Connors of Burnaby led Douglas with 64 blocks, while Victoria Hocking was fourth in the PacWest in total offence. Hocking placed sixth, averaging nearly three kills per set through the regular season, while also figuring among the top 15 in the PacWest with 67 blocks and 168 digs in league play.


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Hockey fundraiser this Saturday Good hosts: Siri Van Gruen, left, helped host Glenbrook Middle School to a 34-29 victory over West Vancouver in V&D bantam girls’ basketball. Glenbrook played for third place after dropping the semifinal 41-32 to Carson Graham on Wednesday.

The Simon Fraser University hockey team and the Burnaby-based Dixon Transition Society will joining forces this Saturday to help end violence against women and children. Serving the community since 1973, the Dixon society helps women and children survivors of domestic violence by providing a safe haven through a transition house, second-stage and third-stage housing programs. Last year alone, the society responded to more than 2,500 crisis calls from women at direct risk of experiencing violence and had to turn away almost 900 women and children due to lack of space. To support these efforts, the SFU hockey team is donating a portion of the ticket sales from their upcoming game against

Thompson Rivers University at the end of this month to Dixon, and the women and children that access their services. The game, final regular season game, will be held on Saturday, Feb. 25 at the Bill Copeland Sports Centre at 7 p.m. Come out to support your local team and your community. To buy tickets, call Dixon at 604-433-4191. Last weekend, SFU lost 5-3 to Okanagan College. The first-place Clan held period leads of 2-0 and 3-1 before Okanagan tallied three unanswered goals in the final frame to eke out the team’s first win over the league leader. Todd Fletcher of New Westminster scored the 3-2 go-ahead goal, with his fourth of the year for the Clan, on a power play in the final minute of the second period.

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New West sports briefs Special Olympics – Burnaby will be sending its first all-female curling team to its first-ever national Games in St. Albert, Alta. from Feb. 28 to March 3. Led by skip Artisia Wong, third Bridget Colvin, second Alene Elgaard and lead April Armstrong, the Ice Rockettes became the first curling team to qualify for the national competition in the 30-year history of the local chapter. The three-year-old rink qualified through the local playdowns before finishing second at the Special Olympics B.C. Winter Games in Coquitlam in February.

Bowler to finals

Jesse Richardson will be in tough at the Youth Bowling 5-pin provincial

championships in Langley next month. Richardson, who bowls out of Lucky Strike Lanes in New Westminster, won the senior boys’ Lower Mainland zone singles title with a 996 pinfall. Brandon Kirk from Galaxy Bowl in Abbotsford qualified with a zone-top-

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address the issue of whether qualifying will be through a formula of representation by population or by provincial rankings. And that decision must be consistent for all zones to follow, he added. “There needs to be consistency. What is the tournament all about? And we all have to go on those guidelines,” said Best. “You can’t pick and choose.” The Lower Mainland AAA tournament runs from Feb. 23 to March 3 at St. George’s and Vancouver College schools.

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INDEX Community Notices ....................................1000 Announcements ...............................................1119 Employment..........................................................1200 Education .................................................................1400 Special Occasions...........................................1600 Marketplace ..........................................................2000 Children ......................................................................3000 Pets & Livestock ...............................................3500 Health............................................................................4000 Travel & Recreation ......................................4500 Business & Finance .......................................5000 Legals ............................................................................5500 Real Estate ..............................................................6000 Rentals .........................................................................6500 Personals ...................................................................7000 Service Directory .............................................8000 Transportation ....................................................9000

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Happy 90th Birthday February 26 Love from All Your Family

Born March 27, 1924, passed away February 24, 2007.

Love's Greatest Gift – Remembrance. Missed and Loved: George, Glen, Linda and Sheldon.

Announcements

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Obituaries

KUKUCHA, Doreen (Rene) (nee Best)

Born July 18, 1933, passed away February 21, 2012. Predeceased by parents, Ernie and Evelyn Best and sister, Betty Gorecki. Rene leaves to mourn her loving husband of 58 years, Rudy, daughter Karen (Jon), son Dave (Barb), sister Grace Nolan and brother Bob (Dorothy; also daughter-in-law Diana, sister-in-law Judy, brother-in-law John and many nieces, nephews and friends. No service by request. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate a donation to Rene’s favorite charities, Covenant House or Children’s Hospital. Condolences can be left for the family online at www.kearneyfs.com

St. Margaret of Scotland Anglican Church 1030 Sperling Ave, Burnaby

Friday • March 2 @ 1pm With Service written by Women of Malaysia.

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Lost & Found

FOUND HEART shape pendant by bus stop near RCH on Feb 20, please email to id sendone2judy@yahoo.ca I-PHONE FOUND on Feb 21st at Nelson Ave/Bennett St, Burnaby. Call to identify, 604-433-7121 LOST - A special green rosary in the Coquitlam/Burnaby area in Jan/Feb. Pls call 778-552-5708

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“The sweetest sounds to mortals given Are heard in Mother, Home and Heaven” Born in St. John’s, Newfoundland to Tom and Anne Coady, Madeline passed from this life in Burnaby, BC, her home of 60 years. She will be lovingly remembered and live on in the hearts of her sons, Harry (Norma) and Rob (Cheryl), her daughter Marilyn, her SPACE grandchildren Marie, Hal, Dan, KenBOOKING and Shea, and her great-grandchildren Jaegar, Devin, For: MASSE, MARILYN Jake, Nolan, Skylar,Rep: Caitlyn, Darren NWright and Austin. Sharing in this great loss Ad#: 1350942 are her sisters Carmel, Audrey, Helen, Stella, Marie, Patsy and Marilyn and her brothers Tom, Paul and Eugene and many nieces, nephews and friends. Madeline is predeceased by her loving husband of 47 years, Harold, her brothers Ron, Willie and Gerald, her sister Phyllis and her great-grandson Isaac. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 27th at St. Francis de Sales Parish, 6610 Balmoral St., Burnaby with a reception to follow. For the care and compassion given her in the last several years of her life, we would greatly appreciate donations to Fellburn Care Centre Fellowship, 6050 E. Hastings St., Burnaby, BC V5B 1R6 in lieu of flowers. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.bellburnaby.com

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General Employment

HOMEWORKERS NEEDED!!! Data Entry, Typing Forms, Freelance Writing...must work at least one hour/day & have computer with internet access. No Experience needed. Will Train. www.BasicOnlineWork.com

FOOD & OTHER PRODUCTS IN-STORE SAMPLERS

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Delivery Drivers Wanted Min. 3 yrs experience driving a 5 ton Truck. Extensive Knowledge of the lower mainland. Air Endorsement, and clean driver’s license. Paid Training Provided for Podzilla lift system. Must enjoy working with the public.

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1240 REWARD LOST GOLD PENDANT & CHAIN Lougheed & Boundry or Rumble & Patterson - Jan/Feb SENTIMENTAL Years ago I smoked and when I quit I would pay myself the same amount each day that I would have paid in cigarettes. It took me many years to save for these items. So this Pendant & Chain are very special to me. Would love to have them back. Please call 604-437-7944

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COLUMBIA HOTEL (Van.) hiring FT Front Desk Manager. $17.50/hr. Must at min.be bilingual in Eng/ Span/Italian or German due to clientele.3rd lang.asset but not mand. Must have sev.yrs. of exp. E-res:georgewinkler98@gmail.com

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FLAGPERSONS & LANE CLOSURE TECHS

• Must have reliable vehicle • Certification required • Union Wages & Benefits Apply in person 19689 Telegraph Trail, Langley fax resume to 604-513-3661 or email: darlene@valleytraffic.ca

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Need To Get Out Of The House, Talk To People and Create Extra Income? Try part-time work as a Freelance Contractor 4-8 days a month as a Product Demonstrator! Job Description: You must be a go-getter able to work on your own who enjoys talking to people & doing basic cooking. Great for men & women, seniors, retirees & mature adults. Availability: both Fri & Sat from 11am to 5 or 6pm (& some Sun). Requirements: - Fully fluent in English - Own a car to carry supplies - Be well groomed & bondable - Able to carry medium weight equipment into stores. Pay starts at $10.50/hr. Training provided in N. Burnaby.

Call JMP Marketing, 604-294-3424, local 30 JMP Marketing Services Reliable since 1979

VANGUARD PAINTING (Vanc) Hiring F/T Painters. Compl.high school and sev. yrs of exp. req’d. $21/hr. e-resume: job@painter.ca

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RETAIL STORE MANAGER Columbia Ice Fields Jasper National Park Manager required very busy Gift Shop. Season contract starts from early April to late October. Open daily from April 6th to Oct. 21st serving thousands of tourists from all over the world visiting this popular tourist attraction. Duties includes scheduling staff, daily banking, POS computer system, merchandising, etc. Subsidized onsite accomondations, competitive salary depending on experience. Email resume: resume@peterwright.com

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Social Services

Some great kids aged 12 to 18 who need a stable, caring home for a few months. Are you looking for the opportunity to do meaningful, fulfilling work? PLEA Community Services is looking for qualified applicants who can provide care for youth in their home on a full-time basis or on weekends for respite. Training, support and remuneration are provided. Funding is available for modifications to better equip your home. A child at risk is waiting for an open door. Make it yours. Call 604-708-2628 www.plea.ca

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Trades/Technical

REQUIRED IMMEDIATELY SHEET METAL WORKER Full Time Position in Ft. St. John. Excellent wages and benefits. Send resume by Fax or Email. Phone: 250-787-1361 Fax: 250-787-1320, Email: dphl@telus.net GARAGE MECHANIC $35.87/ hr. For information and to apply visit www.metrovancouver.org

MANUAL & CNC MACHINIST

Req’d by busy manufacturing company in Surrey, full-time position, excellent benefits.

Apply at:

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Trades/Technical

F/T SERVICE TECHNICIAN Amayak Auto Service Ltd., 1031B Quebec St., New Westminster, B.C., V3M1K6, needs a F/T automotive service technician to diagnose, service and repair all types of cars and light trucks. Min. 5 years auto service and repair experience required. Although not essential, Russian or Armenian are the workplace languages. Salary $23.55/hr. Please e-mail or fax resume to: (778) 397-3451, info@amayakauto.com

TRUTH IN ''EMPLOYMENT'' ADVERTISING Glacier Media Group makes every effort to ensure you are responding to a reputable and legitimate job opportunity. If you suspect that an ad to which you have responded is misleading, here are some hints to remember. Legitimate employers do not ask for money as part of the application process; do not send money; do not give any credit card information; or call a 900 number in order to respond to an employment ad. Job opportunity ads are salary based and do not require an investment. If you have responded to an ad which you believe to be misleading please call the Better Business Bureau at 604-682-2711, Monday to Friday, 9am - 3pm or email inquiries@bbbvan.org and they will investigate.

FEATURED EMPLOYMENT Electrical Supply Ltd.

TECHNICAL INSIDE SALES REP

Cesco Electrical Supply Ltd. is a fast-pace electrical distributor located in Burnaby. We specialize in industrial motor control and automation products. Duties: • Provide technical product support to customers • Expedite orders in a quick & effective manner • Directly servicing customer via phone & counter sales • Process orders, inquiries & quotations • Maintain a high level of customer service • Confirming stock availability and suggesting alternatives Qualifications: • Product knowledge relating to industrial motor control and automation is mandatory • Excellent interpersonal skills, both verbal & written • Good organizational skills • Computer literacy Must have the above minimum qualifications to be considered. We offer a competitive salary and an excellent medical/dental package; we can assure the successful candidate of an exceptional career challenge with opportunity for growth and advancement.

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We are looking for experienced tradesmen for residential drywall repairs and finishing. We offer long-term employment, competitive wages, full benefits, profit sharing and activities to make work enjoyable. Fax your resume to (604) 279-0902 Email us at info@brightermechanical.com

REAL ESTATE ADVERTISING SALES The Western Investor is seeking a seasoned print and online sales representative to serve and grow our commercial real estate advertising business. This monthly publication serves clients primarily in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba and is part of the Vancouver-based Business in Vancouver Media Group. You are friendly, professional and persistent. Whether it’s selling on the phone, in person or via email you are comfortable and articulate. You have sales experience, selling to small and large companies. Ideally you have experience working with individual realtors, real estate offices, developers and related services. This is a deadline driven business so good organization skills are crucial. If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you. Please forward your resume and cover letter by February 29 to ccarter@biv.com. In your subject line please use: Western Investor Sales

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PETS & LIVESTOCK

Music/Theatre/ Dance

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CALICO CAT, spayed.10 mths old. Looking for good home. 604-782-6805

IN HOME OR STUDIO LESSONS Piano, Theory & other instruments. Allegro Music School 604-327-7765

ROAD SMART TRAINING INSTITUTE LTD. 2 Day comprehensive, standardized training curriculum for Traffic Control Persons, meeting the current WCB requirements. Visit us at www.roadsmarttraining.com For further information or to register, contact 604-881-2111

Cats

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Cuddly cat seeks loving home Indoor/outdoor cat seeks loving home. Will supply with a lifetime of food. ’Wiley’ is 15 yrs old; in excellent health. (604) 307-3072

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ALL SMALL breed pups local & non shedding, $399+. 604-590-3727 or 604-514-3474 www.puppiesfishcritters.com

BASSET HOUNDS Pups, 1st s h o t s , d e w o r me d , 3 fe m/ 2male,$800, Mission area, call 604-820-0629

GOLDEN RETRIEVER x lab pups, m/f, 1st shots dewormed, vet checked. family raised $495. 604-701-1587 MALTESE PUPPIES, family raised, paper trained, first shots, $500/each. Call 604-945-7807

POMERANIAN PEKINGESE PUP. Born Christmas Eve. Male, white, fluffy. $700. 604-464-9485

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BRENTWOOD MONTESSORI Spaces Open – Enrol Now Ages 2.5 to 6 years. Morning & Afternoon Classes 1950 Bellwood Ave., Bby.

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It’s a local guide for Kids Activities, Lessons, Education & Childcare.

PITBULL puppies PB Gottiline. Vet checked & dewormed. Top quality, call 604 819-6006.

Call Darla to book an ad 604.444.3054

tel: 604-522-6116 Burnaby: 7772 Graham Avenue New Westminster: #2-1001 Royal Avenue tel: 778-397-0191 tel: 604-544-7751 New Westminster: 76 Jamieson Court

DOES YOUR DOG HAVE STAR POTENTIAL? Renowned Movie Animal Trainer, Bonnie Judd will be offering M o v ie Do g Tr a in ing / Ba s ic Obedience in Aldergrove. For more info call (604) 888-2235 or visit: k9costarstraining.com

Cares! The Burnaby Now and New West Record have partnered with the BC SPCA to encourage responsible pet guardianship and the humane treatment of animals. Before purchasing a new puppy, ensure the seller has provided excellent care and treatment of the animal and the breeding parents. For a complete guide to finding a reputable breeder and other considerations when acquiring a new pet, visit spca.bc.ca.

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5505 BERNESE Mountain Dog Puppies Vet checked and ready for new homes. Asking $1,200 Call: (778) 241-5504

Daycare, Preschool, Kindergarten, Out of School Care

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Full Montessori Curriculum Math, English, French, Music, Art, Science, Geography, Letterland, Mandarin, Russian & Korean Classes (upon request) www.grahammontessorischool.com Email: grahammontessorischool@gmail.com

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4060 SAVE A LIFE. Wonderful rescue dogs from Foreclosed Upon Pets. Spay/neutered, regular vaccinations & rabies, microchipped. $449 adoption fee, avail at your local Petcetera stores.

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BULLDOGS 10wks All puppies are ready. Ckc/shots papers. $650 email: dnamth@yahoo.com

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STANDARD POODLE puppies, 1 cream M, 1 brown M, ckc reg, www.beminepoodles.com Chwk. 604-823-2467 or 604-302-1761

MIN. SCHNAUZER Pups, ready Feb 18, raised under foot, nonshedding, incls vet ✔, 1st shots, dewormed, tails docked & dewclaws, $650. 604-477-9961

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Only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Thank you.

CHILDREN

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ENGLISH BULLDOG PUPPIES CKC REGISTERED Microchip, deworm, 1st vac & 6 wks FREE Pet Insurance. $2,500 Call: (604) 746-4608 email: msfunny@shaw.ca

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WEDNESDAY, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY FEBRUARY 29th 29th @ @ 66 PM PM Viewing Times: Tuesday, February 28th; 9:00 am - 4:30 pm Viewing Times: Tuesday,29th; February 28th; am -Time 4:30 pm Wednesday, February 9:00 am ’Til9:00 Auction

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FEATURING: • 1920 to 1950 Paper Currency: Bank of Montral, Toronto, Royal Bank, Bank of Canada, Bank of Commerce, Dominion Bank, Imperial Bank of Canada • 2 Shin • (3) Currency: 1967 $20 Dollar Gold Sets • 3 Sheets FEATURING: • 1920 to Plasters 1950 Paper Bank of Montral, Toronto, of 1 Dollar Bills • 1830’s America Trading Coins • Several Canadian Olympic Royal Bank, Bank of Canada, Bank of Commerce, Dominion Bank, Imperial Coin of Sets • Specimen • Several Rolls SilverGold Dollars, Bank Canada • 2 Shin Sets Plasters • (3) 1967 $20ofDollar Sets •Quarters, 3 Sheets Nickels, Dimes & Pennies • Encapsulated Sets • B.U. Silver DollarsOlympic • 1948 of 1 Dollar Bills • 1830’s America Trading Coins • Several Canadian 50-Cent Coin, etc., etc. Plus Home Furnishings, Lost & Unclaimed Courier Coin Sets • Specimen Sets • Several Rolls of Silver Dollars, Quarters, Goods & Much More . . .

Nickels, Dimes & Pennies • Encapsulated Sets • B.U. Silver Dollars • 1948 50-Cent Coin, etc., etc. Plus Home Furnishings, Lost & Unclaimed Courier Goods & Much More . . .

UP-COMING ANTIQUE & COLLECTIBLES AUCTION Date: Wednesday, March 21st @ 3:00 PM NOTE: Furniture Auctions Held Every Wednesday @ 6 PM UP-COMING ANTIQUE & COLLECTIBLES AUCTION & Restaurant / Food Equipment Auctions Held Monthly

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Pen Delfin

Collection of old and newer Pen Delfin pieces. Would like to sell all together for $20,000 but will sell individual pieces. Most pieces come with original box. Please phone 604-467-8914.

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BRAND NEW MATTRESS Any Size. 800 coil. Regular $1299 Now $599 incls tax & delivery GRAND OPENING SALE! PARIS Furniture • 604-321-5505 228 S.W. Marine Dr., Vancouver Designer Men’s & Ladies Fashions. UGG Boots, Designer Purses, True Religion Jeans. 604-544-8080

Auctions

2 large storage units containing household goods, personal belongings and other misc items will be held on: Wed. Mar 14, 2012 @ 11am LOVES AUCTION 2720 #5 Rd Richmond, B.C. The viewing will begin at 10:30am. The containers belonging to, Carol Lenaghan, and Candice Tanaka will be auctioned to the highest bidder.

ENTERTAINMENT UNIT $20. Call 778-846-5275

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Furniture

DOWNSIZING FURNITURE Give-a-Way Prices or best offer: Custom made, multicolored Couches: $500 for both (orig.2300), 2 Blue Lazy Boy sofa beds with twin mattresses: $250 each (orig.1200), Green stain wood 7’ bureau:$200 (orig.1000) And more! Call 604-723-5942 or judy-s@shaw.ca

For Sale Miscellaneous

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Tickets

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Accounting/ Bookkeeping

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Mortgages

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2060

For Sale Miscellaneous

LENDER CONNECT MORTGAGE Chris Baker - lenderconnect.ca

Feb. 26 - Mar. 3, 2012

Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: Slog ahead. Fulfill responsibilities to your children,invalids,and employers. Hire service people. Take care of your health. Dress for the season, eat sensibly, schedule regular rest. This is a great time to reduce “to do” lists or to buy machinery, but don’t start any big new projects, as a slow-down looms March 12. Sunday through Tuesday bring mysteries, sensual desires, investments, financial manoeuvres, lifestyle changes and health diagnosis – these follow beneficial, profitable paths, so get going! Wisdom and legal hassles midweek. Be ambitious Friday/Saturday. Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Co-workers are still nice to you: one of them might become more than an acquaintance (next week onward). Meanwhile, you’re filled with the thrill of nature, beauty, creative surges and romantic urges. This is an excellent week to start small creative ventures, ones that “complete” before March 12. (Bigger projects would benefit from being “dropped” now through April 3, then taken up again.) Sunday through Tuesday bring relationship excitement – prime meetings, or a partnership proposal, business opportunities, a sudden recognition of someone’s beauty – luck’s with you! Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Settle into home, children, into nature, the garden, etc. Sunday to Tuesday is an excellent time to garden, fix up the house, clean, buy appliances for the home and yard, till the farm, etc. But don’t start big, major projects now (e.g., renovations) as a slow-down and mistake-prone period begins in two weeks. Examine where you stand now: decide who and what to nurture, and who/what to leave behind. You might make such decisions Tuesday night to Thursday, when relationships possess a rough edge. Mysteries, lust, large finances and ethics flash warnings signals late week.

Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Travel and communications lead to interesting things now, especially in romantic, creative or speculative arenas Sunday to Tuesday, and/or in life-mate or business partnership zones Friday/Saturday. Be curious, ask questions; follow your nose. What you discover now could be a foundation for new launching pads in future. (E.g., you read about a new gismo, then [about June] start using it at work to save time and labour.) Your luck in love soars Sunday and Monday – take advantage! Tackle chores Wednesday/Thursday. Relationships present opportunities and dangers Friday/Saturday. Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Money is of first importance this week and the next two. Chase only “immediate payoff” sources, as long-term projects (especially if you launch them now) run into major delays, mistakes and indecisions in two weeks. So think short-term. If you’ve wanted to purchase a special item, do so now or next week. (Timing: real estate, Feb. 26, 27, morn of 28 – décor, pleasure, love items, March 1 – machinery, tools, March 2, 3 [careful both days] – investments, March 7 – travel tix, schooling, March 9, 10.) Romance needs caution Wednesday/Thursday. Tackle chores Friday: safely. Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: Your energy, charisma, effectiveness and timing remain high. Get out, start projects (but only short-term ones) call in favours, see and be seen. Ask for a raise – not because you’ll get one, but because higher-ups will tend to mull over your request in the depths of March (rather than just, as they usually do, just forgetting about it). Then ask again in April. Your true worth will soon become apparent. Sunday to Tuesday noon favours travel, errands, paperwork and talk (about a raise?). Lie low midweek. Your creative, romantic and risk-taking side emerges Friday/Saturday. timstephens@shaw.ca


REAL ESTATE RENTALS 6007

BUSINESSES FOR SALE

6020

PROFITABLE & ESTABLISHED recession proof. Owner/operator commercial dairy route in Surrey. $210K. Ivan 778-240-9643 or Email: johnnycirko@yahoo.ca.

6008

6020-20

Mission

Surrey

6020-34

Surrey

7588 150A St. 5 BR, 3½ ba. Sat, 2 - 4pm. $769,900. Elvira Hall, Royal Pacific Rlty, 604-783-9632 Eco-friendly • www.elvirahall.com

670 Homes 62 businesses FSBO Sell your home, only $99. 604-574-5243 Abbotsford spotless 996sf 2br 55+condo insuite laundry $106K 615-7650 id5496 Mission lg 2902sf 4br 3ba rancher w/bsmt suite, view, $489K 543-2042 id5502

office: 604- 936-3907

AMBER (W)

401 Westview St, Coq

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

ARBOUR GREENE 552 Dansey Ave, Coq

6035

Mobile Homes

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

office: 604- 939-4903 cell: 778- 229-1358 LANGLEY, Great 2 BR mobile, $48,900. Pad rental: $460/mo. No age restriction and 1 small pet. Lorraine Cauley, Royal Lepage North Star, 604-889-4874

Houses - Sale

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

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

Real Estate

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LANGLEY’S BEST BARGAIN newly renod air cond, seniors park like setting, 2 BR, ample decks/storage, 5 mins from shops & hospital. Electrical certified. Consider vintage auto as part trade. $47,900. 604-534-2997

www.GVCPS.ca / 604-812-3718 ★ WE BUY HOMES ★ Damaged Homes! Pretty Homes! Any Condition! No Fees! No Risk! Quick Cash! Convenient! Private! ( 604) 626-9647 www.webuyhomesbc.com

www.bcforeclosures.com 5 BR home from $23,000 down $2,125/mo. 604-538-8888, Alain @ Sutton WC Realty W. Rock

Burnaby

OPEN HOUSE, Sun, 2-4pm, 7383 Canada Way. 4 BR, 2 full bths, Alex, Remax 604-526-2888

6008-18

Close to Lougheed Mall, S.F.U. & Transportation.

Large Units. Near Lougheed Mall. Transportation & S.F.U.

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6020-04

1 BR, New West, $795, view, nr Skytrain, sm pet ok, Disc. if manage bldg Mar 604-725-5483

6508

Apt/Condos

6508

Apt/Condos

BBY • GOV’T & LOUGHEED. 2 BR Garden Apt, newly reno’d, F/P, W/D Hookup, Sec prkg & entry. Onsite Manager. By skytrain. Lease. $975. NS/NP. 604-420-1982 or 604-585-8500

NEW WEST Lrg 1 BR in 3 level wood frame bldg, new paint, incls 1 prkg, cable & laundry, very well maint quiet adult bldg, member of crime free multi housing program, $795. Cat OK, Approx 1 blk from New West City Hall. Refs. Avail April 1. Please call if interested; 604-522-7196

COQ Austin & Blue Mnt. 1 BR $735, hrd wd flrs. Incl h/w, bldg laundry. Nr transit 778-865-6696

NEW WEST 2 BR apt, nr all amens, laundry facils, inste f/p, ns/np, $960. 604-783-6003

545 Rochester Ave, Coq

MISSION MULTI family 10 legal rental homes on 6.5 acres, with $92,000 net income. $1,050,000 www.saxvik.com 604-838-8692

For Sale by Owner

6020-01

Apt/Condos

AMBER ROCHESTOR

SUN FEB 19, 2-4pm, 10743-139th St, Sry. Bright/ spac 2 BR. 2 bath condo, laminate flrs, new paint, insuite laundry, storage. Mala, Sutton 778-859-4458

6015

6508

700 PARK CRESCENT New Westminster, 1 BEDROOM $925. Adult friendly building. visual intercom, gated parking. Near shops & bus. Includes hotwater & storage. Sorry No Pets!! Call 604-522-3391

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-30

6020

Houses - Sale

The Record • Friday, February 24, 2012 • A25

6065

Sunshine Coast

1 BR 30’ Trailer, nr ferry, 55+ park. Lic clubhouse/ exercise rm, 9 hole golf course, 2 decks, shed w/d facil, priv yd. Inc all amen/ heat. $12,000. 1-604-886-3836

New Westminster

LIKE NEW 2-3 BEDROOM TOWNHOUSE OPEN SUNDAY, 2-4 PM • $525,000 #2 - 50 RICHMOND ST., NEW WESTMINSTER Immaculate, freshly painted, 2-level, northeast facing, 1642 sq. ft. townhouse. 2 patios, double-car garage, lots of storage. Fabulous kitchen with eating bar, huge master bedroom with walk-in closet. VACANT. MLS# V932602

For Pictures, Videos, Floor Plans, visit www.mrsrealestate.ca

JUDY KILLEEN • 604-833-8044 Sutton Group – West Coast Realty

IMMACULATE ONE BEDROOM, 653 SQ. FT. OPEN SUNDAY, 2-4 PM • $275,000 #206 - 285 ROSS ROAD, NEW WESTMINSTER

North East views to mountains, bridge and courtyard. Updates include paint, wainscotting, wine rack, electric fireplace, laminate flooring, granite counters, insuite laundry. Amenities include: 14-seat home theatre, gym, study, meeting room, basketball court. MLS# V931464

For Pictures, Videos, Floor Plans, visit www.mrsrealestate.ca

JUDY KILLEEN • 604-833-8044 Sutton Group – West Coast Realty

815 - 5th Ave, New West 1 BR apartments. Includes heat, h/w & cable. U/grnd prkg avail. No pets. Call 604-521-2866 or 604-619-5323

Recreation Property

★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★ Exclusive & Private Lake Shore Cottage, for all info: www.cottageonlake.ca $329,000 ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★

6075

CARM-ELLE APARTMENTS

MOVE IN BONUS $200 OFF YOUR 1ST MONTH’S RENT!!!! COQ, 2 BR Condo, 'Larkin House' on Lincoln Ave, Corner Unit, lots of windows, 3rd Floor, low rise condo, 3 blocks from Coq Centre, 2.5 yrs old, 2 full baths, 6 appliances, balc, walkin closet, approx 900sf, No Smoking, No Pets, avail March 1st, storage, sec gated u/g parking, 2 parking stalls, Awesome amenities including outdoor pool, exercise room, clubhouse, indoor basketball court, table tennis room, children’s play room & guest suite. $1400/mo, min 1 yr lease, ref’s required, call 604-931-4860 please leave msg NEW WEST. 2 BR apt, $880/mo incl heat, h/w & cable. Near transit. Refs. 604-521-1636

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

GARDEN VILLA

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

CALL 604 715-7764 BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

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 604-464-7548

PT MOODY Newport Vill, 1BR+den Heritage Grand, g/lv, balc, inste w/d N/S, n/p. $1250 PT MOODY W 1BR 3rd flr apt Mary St, new kit/appls, lg deck, 680sf, green space behind. $900. COQ W upper 4 BR house, shrd w/d, new appls/flr/paint, incls yd maint, south view. ns, np. $1500

2232 McAllister Port Coquitlam 1 BR & 2 BR Apartments Available March 1

* Newly reno’d, quiet secure bldg, walk to all amenities. * Near WC Express. * Rent incls heat, hot water, fridge, stove, priv balcony & window coverings * Laundry & Storage ea floor * No pets ✔ Wheel Chair Access

604 - 941 - 7721

Don’t Miss THIS!

KING ALBERT COURT 1300 King Albert, Coq Close to Transportation, Schools & S.F.U.

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

VILLA MARGARETA 320-9th St, New West

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

CALL 604 715-7764

Bayside Properties Services

NEW WEST

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

Call 604-518-5040

− BRAND NEW − Just Completed!

1BR $900. 1BR + Den $1050. 2BR $1150. 2BR + 2ba $1200. Spacious, stylish, ss appls, w/d, lrg closets, f/p, 12 months free cable & net, u/g prkg, storage locker, bldg gym, party room, community garden, playground. Off Fraser Hwy no traffic noise, 2min to Skytr.

778- 840-1644

6508

CEDAR COURT & CEDAR LODGE

Clean 1 BR & 2 BR Apts. Mature oriented building near Guildford Mall. Rent incl cable, heat, hot water. Prkg available. N/P. Resident Managers. 604-584-5233 or 604-588-8850 www.cycloneholdings.ca

Apt/Condos

Refreshingly Clean Meticulously Maintained

Surrey Gardens Apartments for your new one bedroom home

From

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$670.00

Owner Managed. Sorry, No Pets.

Call to view! 604-589-7040

1 MONTH FREE!

NEW WESTMINSTER St. Andrews Street 1 or 2 BR Apt, updated, large balcony. Nr transit & amenities. Small pet OK. Call 604-518-5040

6540

Houses - Rent

ROYAL VIEW APTS 1 BR Feb/Mar. Updated & well managed. By Metrotown. N/P. 604 430-0630, 778-995-7787

NEW WESTMINSTER

St Andrews Street Updated 2 BR apt, with balcony. Near bus, mall & Moody Park. Small pet okay with pet deposit. March 1st.

Call 604-540-9300 ROTARY TOWER

25 Clute St, New West Reno’d concrete high rise. 1 BR & Bach. By Royal Square Plaza, Safeway & transit. Rent incls heat, hot water, hydro, cable. 55+ bldg. Contact Ana 778-859-0798 Bayside Property 604-432-7774

ROYAL CRESCENT ESTATES

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

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

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 www.sunsetparkapt.com

WHITGIFT GARDENS

1 BR $775. 2 BR $950. 3 BR $1200. Rent incls heat, hot water & prkg. Family Living. On site daycare available. Near Cottonwood Park, Basketball Court & Skytrain. No pets.

604 939-0944

SKYLINE TOWERS 102-120 Agnes St, N.West

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

CALL 604 525-2122 BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

6515

BBY East , 2 BR grd lev, 1100 sq ft, radiant heat, share w/d, near school & bus. $850 + utils. Avail now. N/s, no dogs. Suits family 604-521-1008 or 604-789-6318

COQ, Como Lake, 3 BR, f/bath, cozy f/p, 4 appls. Ns/np. Mar 1st. Nr bus & schools. 604-785-1699

BBY, Metrotown. Bachelor suite. Ns/np. $595 incl hydro. Mar 1. 604-434-5310 or 778-549-2434

COQ/BBY, near Lougheed Mall/ bus/park/skytrain, 5 BR hse, 2 full baths, 2 kitchens, f/p. N/S, Ref. Avail Mar 1. Call 604-785-1699

BBY, N. SFU area. New, lrg 2 BR bsmt. 5 appls. Priv. lndry, radiant heat, prkg. Ns/np. incls hydro. 604-420-3269 or 604-760-7043

NW, 4 BR, 2 f/bath, 1 level, cov’d carport, N/S, across skytrn /bus, nr schls/shops, suits family. $1850 + utils ref’s 604-522-7520.

6535

Homestay

HOST FAMILY wanted. Please contact us at 604-688-1811 or e-mail: globalstudyedu@gmail.com

6540

POCO Very clean 2 BR side by side duplex, big yard, garden, garage. N/P & N/S. $1150. Now. 604-942-5492 or 778-865-1555

6450

Miscellaneous Rentals

GATED PARKING AVAILABLE New Westminster CALL 604 723-8215 BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

6565

Office/Retail Rent

NEW WEST Sapperton, Office/ Retail space for lease for July 1. Prime corner location. 604-524-5216

STH BURNABY, 600-1200SF Office space. $600 - $1200/mo all inclusive. Louie ★ 604-817-7737

6595

Shared Accommodation

6595-20

Coq./Poco/ Port Moody

PT MDY. 1 lrg BR. $500/mo incl util. Sh’d w/d. Ns/np. Immed. Nr Lough Mall/SFU. 604-937-5688

6595-40

New Westminster

NEW WEST West End, Fully furn 1 BR, $525 incls utils, Avail Now, n/s, n/p. Refs. 604-970-2496

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

BBY DEER Lk area new spac 1 BR ste, new appls own w/d, nr amens. $1050 inc utils/cbl/net. N/p, n/s. Mar 1. 604-294-9830 BBY FURNISHED 1BR +den 1000sf, lge liv room, ins utils, nr BCIT/Metro Twn. $1000 for 3 person family, 2 students $550 each. ns/np. Mar 1. 604-779-0414 BBY METROTOWN 1 BR New Spac bsmt ste, $850. shared w/d, n/p, n/s, Immed. 604-338-9101

Houses - Rent

8010

Alarm/Security

ALARM 604-463-7919

BBY NORTH, Bach $700 avail now. 2 BR, $875 avail Mar 1. N/P. 604 760-1952 or 604 771-5626 BBY, S. 2 BR, f/bath, sh’d w/d. N/s, N/pets. $850/mo + utils, Avail now, refs. 604-727-7562 BELCARA WATERFRONT 1 BR ste with warf & dock, laundry. $1000 incls utls. NS/NP. Avail Apr 1. 604-936-8205 COQ, 1 BR ste, open kit, nr Douglas Coll, bus & schl, $750 incls cbl & net, 778-896-6114 DOGS WELCOME!! 2 BR, 1 bath, upper suite in N. Van, own entry, own w/d, d/w, f/p, large deck, fenced yard, prkg for 2 cars, nr all amen & 2nd Narrows, $2000 incl utils, avail now 778-688-8365 GUILDFORD 3 BR upper, $1100/mo, w/d & prkg. Close to school/shops, Immed, N/P & N/S. 604-727-2001 or 604 437-0572 NEW WEST, 1 BR bsmnt ste, $800/mo incls all utils, available now, N/s. Call 604-522-3223

NEW WEST 2 BR g/l ste avail now, close to all amens. $925 incls utls. NS/NP. 604-540-9744 POCO SPACIOUS, renovated 3 BR, upper floor. Priv w/d, f/p, d/w, carport. $1,300/mo + ½ util. 1 year lease. Immed. 778-995-5260

PT COQ. 2 BR, full bath, shared laundry. $875/mo incl hydro/gas. Avail now. Ns/np. 604-944-1479

PT MDY. 1 BR, grd/lvl. 900 sf. Full bath, shared w/d. Ns/np. $750/mo incl utils. Mar 1st. 604-727-8210

PT MOODY reno’d lrg 1 BR g/l, sh’d W/D, hrdwd flrs, $800 incls utls/cbl. NS/NP. 604-939-8916 NWEST 1 BR,2Lvl,New, Q’bro, $750 inc utl,W/D,N/S,N/P,nr Bus & Shops, Avl now, 604-544-0740

6605

Townhouses Rent

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

8055

Cleaning

A.S.B.A. ENTERPRISE. Comm/ Res. Free Est. $25/hour includes supplies. Insured. 604-723-0162 EUROPEAN QUALITY Housecleaning, reliable, exp , ref’s avail, also Move In or Out, 604 760-7702

Systems Ltd.

8030

Carpentry

* RENOS * Bsmt refinish * Drywall * Bath Tiles * Windows * Doors * Stairs. Call Norm 604-437-1470

8055 BBY CDN Way: 2 BR Coach House, w/d. Mar 1. $1400 + 75% utils. Call 604 562-1070

BBY NORTH 2 BR bsmt, microwave, w/d, utils incls, cbl not incls, $900. ns/np. 604-299-0617

HOME SERVICES

Duplexes - Rent

POCO W, full duplex, bright 3 BR, 2 bath, 4 appls, f/yd, garg, $1400 + util. Mar 1. ns/np 604-312-3142

Suites/Partial Houses

ANMORE. 2 BR + den. 1,250 sf. 5 appl, skylights. Painted. Quiet, big yrd. Garage. Nr Buntzen Lake & bus. $1,600/mo. 778-688-6622

POCO 2 BR apt $765/month. Quiet-family complex, No Pets! Avail Now. Call 604-464-0034 PORT COQUITLAM. Atkins Park Place. Adult oriented, 1 BR apartment. Lovely building, ideal for seniors. Near bus, library, shopp i n g & WC E . $ 6 8 0 . C a l l 604-944-8697

6602

HOME/OFFICE CLEANING, $25/hr. Fully Insured & Bonded. Free Estimates. 604-363-2475 TWO LITTLE LADIES WITH BIG MOPS. Your one stop cleaning shop!!... Call 778-395-6671

Cleaning

EXP’D CLEANING LADY 10 yrs exp., $21/hr, own supplies included. Call 604-374-5116

Home Services

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A26 • Friday, February 24, 2012 • The Record

HOME SERVICES 8060

Concrete

8130

Handyperson

DINA DONE Subcontractor/Handyman

- Complete Renovations - Electrical & Plumbing - Kitchen Bath & Tiles - Laminate Floors

DALL’ANTONIA CONCRETE Friendly Family Run Business for over 40 years. 604-240-3408

8073

Drainage

778-371-4768/778-968-1786 Dinadone.sal@gmail.com

acehandymanservice.ca Pressure washing, rubbish, lawn maintenance. Joe, 604-657-0346

8175

Masonry

604-250-7824

Free Est Lic - Ins - Bonded

8185

Moving & Storage

8075

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

8080

Electrical

#15673 Black & White Electric New Homes, Additions, Reno’s, Pools. Call Pat 604-968-7335. YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guar’d. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

8087

Excavating

# 1 BACKHOE, EXCAVATOR & BOBCAT

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

8090

Fencing/Gates

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

8105

Flooring/ Refinishing

Hardwood Floor Refinishing Repairs & Staining Installation Free Estimates

Heating

8155

Landscaping

Greenworx Redevelopment Inc. Hedges, Pavers, Ponds & Walls, Returfing, Demos, Drainage, Jackhammering. Old Pools Filled in, irrigation. 604.782.4322

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

8160

Lawn & Garden

Residential and Commercial • Landscape Maintenance • Power Raking • Hedge Trim • Pruning • Lawn Repairs

Free Est. 604-779-6978

email:

alljobs@telus.net

WILDWOOD LANDSCAPING Hedge Trimmimg & Tree Pruning & Hedge Removal Spring Clean Up Chaffer Control & Lawn Restoration. Comm/Strata/Res Aerating & Power Raking. Free Estimates. 604-893-5745

8125

Gutters

BURNABY YOUR HOME GUTTERS

WINTER SPECIALS 20% OFF til FEB. 29 • Gutter Installation, Cleaning & Repairs • Roofing & Roof Repairs • Moss Control, Removal & Prevention 25 year Warranteed Leaf & Needle Guard

WCB – Fully Insured 100% Money Back Guarantee

604-340-7189 atyourhomeservicesgroup.ca

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

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

604-708-8850 Experienced Movers with Affordable Rates! Starting $40/ hour Licensed & Insured

• Local & Long Distance • Seniors Discount

$35/HOUR PER PERSON • 24/7 Abe Moving & Delivery and Rubbish Removal. 604-999-6020 AMI MOVING ★ 5 ton cube. Starting at $49/hour. Local & long distances. 24/7 ★ 604-617-8620 TwoGuysWithATruck.ca Moving, Storage, Free EST 604-628-7136. Visa, OK

8193

Oil Tank Removal

STORMWORKS

● Oil Tank Removal ● Recommended ● Insured ● Reasonable Rates

8195

Painting/ Wallpaper

D&M PAINTING

Interior/Exterior Specialist A & W Landscape • Clean-ups, Disposal, Pruning, GUTTERS Seniors Disc. Al @ 604-783-3142 JIM’S MOWING 604-310-JIMS (5467) www.jimsmowing.ca

LAWNS CUT, power raking, yard clean, aerate, fertilize, gardening, hedges, pruning, gutters, rubbish. Seniors’ 25% disc. 604-773-0075

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

604-724-3832 DJ PAINTING, Int/Ext. Com/Res. Drywall repair. Free ests. Cell: 604-417-5917, 604-258-7300 ★ QUAYSIDE PAINTING ★ 3 rooms $250.00 (604) 727-0043

8200

* MUSHROOM MANURE *

Patios/Decks/ Railings

P/U or delivery. Covered storage. (604) 644-1878

8175

Masonry

STONE WORK

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

Retaining walls, facing, cultured stone.

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

tymerstonework.com

604-603-2576

PLUMBERS

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

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

TOTAL HOME RENOVATIONS Since 1983 FROM DESIGN TO FINISH

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

Bill 604-298-1222

www.PatioCoverVancouver.com

8205

Paving/Seal Coating

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

YOUR HOME ROOFING

WINTER SPECIALS 20% OFF til FEB. 29 • Roofing & Roof Repairs • Duroid, Cedar, Torch-on • Moss Control, Removal & Prevention • Gutter Installation, Cleaning & Repairs

604-340-7189

atyourhomeservicesgroup.ca

Call for a free estimate:

1.877.602.7346

Visit us online to receive a special discount:

www.crownroofgutters.ca

A Vancouver Leak Specialist Repairs & Leaks start from $150 Licensed & WCB. 604-779-4339 GL Roofing cedar shake, asphalt shingle, flat roofs BBB WCB clean gutters $80. 24/7 604-240-5362

All Renovations & Additions, Ins. Quality Work

604-720-1564

30 yrs exp. matco@telus.net

A1 CONTRACTING. Bsmt, bath, kitchen cabinets, tiling, painting & decks. Dhillon, 604-782-1936

CHOOBWORK

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

SAVE on ROOFING Ltd Reroofing / Repair / New Roof Fully Ins. WCB. 10% disc, Work Gtd, Free Est. 778-319-5001

8255

Rubbish Removal

LOW COST ® Rubbish Removal

Interior Finishing Ltd

Renovation & Remodelling Residntial & Commercial ❏ Bathroom ❏ Kitchen ❏ Basement Finishings ❏ Flooring ❏ Drywall Guar’d • Insured • Bonded Free Estimate • 604-377-2995 Complete Bathroom Reno’s Suites, Kitchens,Tiling, Skylights, Windows, Doors. 604-521-1567

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

Isaac ★ 604-727-5232

604-RUBBISH 782-2474

* We Remove & Recycle Anything*

Free Est’s • Large or Small Jobs

COMPLETE HOME Renovations Kitchens & Bathrooms Greg • 604-818-0165 D & M RENOVATIONS, Flooring, tiling, finishing. Fully Insured. Top quality, quick work 604-724-3832 FENCES, DECKS, Concrete Form Work, Retaining Walls, Garages. Larry • 604-338-9272 HANDYMAN - framing, decks, tiles, hardwood, drywall, re-roof. Total additions & basements. Ken 604-500-2426 or 604-455-0740

10% OFF WITH THIS AD www.604rubbish.com

HAMZA DEMOLITION LTD • Hand demolition • Concrete & soil removal • Drywall removal • Stucco & plywood removal • Disposal bin delivery • Paving stone installation

604-721-5029

Student Works

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

Roofing

AFFORDABLE QUALITY ROOFING LTD.

“We Keep you Dry”

Don’t get caught by the rain! We also provide professional ‘Blown in Insulation’ FREE EST. NO HST!

ROOF NOW!

25 Years in Business 25 Years workmanship warranty A

604-984-9004 604-984-6560

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

Disposal & Recycling

Trips start at

$49

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

John 778-288-8009

10% OFF with this ad www.studentworksdisposal.com

$35/HOUR PER PERSON • 24/7 Abe Moving & Delivery and Rubbish Removal. 604-999-6020 DISPOSAL BINS: All bins are $199 + dump fees. 604-306-8599 www.disposalking.com

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

TREEWORKS

15 Years Experience Tree & Stump Removal Prunning & Trimming View Work Fully Insured www.treeworksonline.ca Call 604 291-7778 or 604 787-5915

8300

J. PEARCE STUCCO CONTRACTING. 604-761-6079 www.stuccocontracting.com

Tree Services

Wildwood Tree Services, Exp Hedge Trimming and Removal & Tree Pruning. Free Est. 604-893-5745

8335

Window Cleaning

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

AUTOMOTIVE 9105

Auto Miscellaneous

9145

Scrap Car Removal

FREE Cash FREE Delivery with $0 DOWN oac

$$$ Cash for Cars Junk & Scrap

Need a vehicle? Good or Bad Credit? Call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599 www.autocreditfast.ca DLN 30309

BC BEETOWING

9110

Collectibles & Classics

9125

Domestic

Car Removal. Running or not Ask for $25 gift card! 604.440.9933 OR 604.255.3908

★ FREE TOWING ★ up to $500 CASH Today!

604-728-1965 John

THE SCRAPPER SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 2H

9155

E

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

1992 DODGE Dakota pick-up, extra cab, auto, a/c, V6, aircared, runs good $1100obo. 604-984-7574

2001 Acura CL

Fully loaded 2001 Acura CL in great condition inside and out, and runs really well. • Black on black leather interior • Power everything (seats, mirrors, windows, sunroof) • Heated front seats • 6 disc CD player with bose sound system • Automatic transmission with triptronic shifting • Comes with winter, and all season tires; both in great shape • Air conditioning • 109,000 km • HID headlights • Dual exhaust

1992 JEEP YJ, new rear end & soft top, no rust, 4 cyl std, runs well. $2900 Call 778-847-1512

9160

Sports & Imports

1998 HONDA Accord, 4 dr, 5 spd, 145,000 kms, a/c, aircared, good cond $2800 obo. 604-984-7574

Asking $7,500 Please call 604.316.4342

9129

Luxury Cars

2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Komp. Coupe, 120kms. 1 family owned, $9,875 (604) 649-5566

9145

Scrap Car Removal

2008 VW Passat Wagon, 2.0T, silver, loaded, auto, low kms, wrty, no accid, non smoker, alarm, immac, $20,800 obo, 604-980-7675 NEED CHEAP AUTOBODY ? www.cheapautobody.ca 604-341-7738

9173

Vans

NO WHEELS, NO PROBLEM

AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash paid for full sized vehicles.

604-518-3673

FREE

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL No Wheels, No Problem CASH FOR SOME COMPLETE CARS OPEN 24 HRS. INCLUDING HOLIDAYS

Stucco/Siding/ Exterior

8315

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

A-1 TRI CRAFT TREE SERVICES (EST. 1986)

1929 ESSEX Super 6. 4dr sedan, in the process of being restoredCall Ron 604-922-6336

WE CAN FIX IT

MATCO DESIGN

Tree Services

AT AUTO CREDIT FAST

www.chrisdalehomes.com

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

8315

$ BEST RATES $

BURNABY

Tried & True Since 1902

8250 • Sunrooms • Aluminum patio/deck covers • Aluminum roof • Glass railings • Aluminum fencing • Auto gates Free Estimates 604-521-2688

Roofing

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

NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION. Additions & renos. Quality work. 25+ years exp. 604-936-0404

THE LAWN BUTCHER Only Prime Cuts will do! Call Jim 778-839-6250

8250

WCB – Fully Insured 100% Money Back Guarantee

BEST RATE MOVING

604-724-3670

A Gardener & A Gentleman Lawn, garden, tree svcs. Pruning, yard clean-up, rubbish. 319-5302

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

FREE ESTIMATES

604-787-8061

Artistry of Hardwood Floors

www.MrSandless.com the quick solution to beautiful flrs at a half the price. 604 463-3661

Licenced & Insured Local & Long Distance

www.affordablemoversbc.com

Refinish, sanding, install, dustless Prof & Quality work 604-219-6944 INSTALLATION REFINISHING, Sanding. Free est, great prices. Satisfaction guar. 604-518-7508

45

We accept Visa, Mastercard & Interac

604-537-4140

Century Hardwood Floors 604-376-7224 www.centuryhardwood.com

1 to 3 Men

Seniors Discount

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

604-551-8531

www.constructivelandscaping.com

HANDYMAN Int & Ext repairs & reno’s. Carpentry, Kitch & Bath, Plumbing. Walter 604-790-0842

8140

Plumbing Ltd

Res - Com Professional Service FLAT RATE 7 DAYS/WK

AFFORDABLE MOVING

VINCE’S MAGIC Contractor. Water leak investigations & repairs. Textured ceilings / drywall repairs 604-307-2295 / 778-340-5208

WESTMOR

25 Years Experience

HANDY ANDY Handyman services. Odd Jobs. (WHATEVER). 604-715-9011

PATCHING, TEXTURE / smooth ceilings, plaster walls. Small jobs. 25 years exp. Call 604-671-9901

Plumbing

Italian Stone Mason & Landscaping Co. We can accommodate you with any outdoor work. Please check out my website:

DRAIN TILES & WATER LINES Without Digging a Trench 604-294-5300

Drywall

8220

MIKE:

604-872-0109

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

2003 PONTIAC Montana, estate sale, lwb, 7pass, f/equip, dvd, air compressor, good cond, new tires/brakes, 109K, $4700, DL serv, 2yr a/care, 604-215-3642

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2012 Ford ESCAPE FULLY LOADED/NAV/ LEATHER, ROOF, LOW KM Stk. #124466

$

20,888

BRAND NEW

2011 RANGER SPORT

2012 FORD F150

Stk#119101

Stk# 126000

BRAND NEW

BRAND NEW

$

2011 FORD EDGE LIMITED AWD, fully loaded Stk. #1119550

$

38,988

* 15,138

$

* 23,138

2011 DODGE CARAVAN

2012 FORD FIESTA

Stk# 1151610

Stk# 123808

CARS UNDER UNDER $$5,000 5,000 CARS

2005 Dodge SX 2.0 Stk. #2553650............................................................................................................................................................................... $4,995

2000 Focus SE Stk. #2004593 ........................................................................................................................................................................................ $4,995

2005 Chevy Cavalier Stk. #2539398 ........................................................................................................................................................................... $4,995

CARS UNDER UNDER $$10,000 10,000 CARS

2004 Kia Rio RXV Wagon p/w, p/l, Stk. #2424480.........................$5,995

2000 Lincoln LS p/w, p/l, Stk. #2099262.............................................$6,995

2002 Pontiac Montana Stk. #2241382...........................................$5,995

2005 Chevy Optra LS Stk. #2534471 ...............................................$7,995

2003 Chrysler Sebring LX Stk. #236139.......................................$5,995

2000 Taurus Sedan Stk. #2001292 ...................................................$6,495 2004 Focus Stk. #2403046.....................................................................$6,995

2005 Nissan Sentra Stk. #2599317 ..................................................$6,995

2006 Pontiac Grand Prix Stk. #2641413......................................$7,995

2007 Focus Stk. #2701258.....................................................................$9,588

2005 Nissan Altima Stk. #2591411 ..................................................$9,995

BRAND NEW

$

14,488

$

18,998

2011 KIA SOUL 4U

2011 NISSAN JUKE AWD

Stk# 1191596

LOADED, Stk# 1191587

CARS UNDER UNDER $$20,000 20,000 CARS

2004 Explorer XLT Stk. #242003................................................. $10,995

2011 Nissan Sentra spoiler, alloys, Stk.#1111540..................... $13,995

2009 Focus very well equipped, Stk. #2901252............................. $11,998

2010 Fusion auto., p/w, p/l, Stk. #1001212..................................... $13,995

2006 Mazda 3 GT Stk. #2695558x............................................... $11,988

2006 Focus ZX5 roof, leather, Stk. #263038xx............................. $11,995

2007 Freestar SEL power grp., Stk. #2719367 ........................... $11,995

2006 Dodge Magnum Stk. #2651501 ....................................... $11,995

2005 Nissan Sentra Stk. #2599317 ........................................... $12,495 2010 Nissan Sentra a/c, p/w, p/l, Stk. #1011536....................... $12,988

2009 Smartcar ForTwo Stk. #292901...................................... $12,988

2009 Fushion SE Stk. #2904643.................................................. $12,995 2009 Fusion SE Stk. #2904643 .................................................... $12,995

2005 Mustang Conv. Stk. #2509319......................................... $13,988

2007 Ranger Sport Stk. #2711450............................................. $13,995

2007 Fusion SEL AWD Stk. #2703046 ...................................... $13,995 2010 Toyota Corolla a/c, p/l, Stk. #100945................................ $13,995

2008 VW Rabbit well equipped, Stk. #2894506 ........................... $14,988

2011 Hyundai Elantra touring edition,Stk.#1181598................ $15,988

2010 Fusion SEL 4WD Stk. #1001296 ........................................ $21,995

2010 Mustang Convert. Stk. #1001372..................................... $21,995 2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee Stk. #1099364 ............................ $23,995

20,488

$

2011 VW Jetta very well equipped, Stk. #1191592 ...................... $16,988

2006 Mustang Conv. leather, loaded, Stk. #2609321X ............. $17,988

2012 Focus 4 Dr new body style, well equip., Stk #1201591 ...... $18,488

2010 Escape Ltd. fully loaded, Stk. #1011399............................... $24,495

17,988

* WITH $750 CASH BACK IN LIEU OF $1,000 CREDIT FOR CUSTOM ACCESSORIES

2010 Jeep Patriot Stk. #1059499............................................... $16,888

CARS UNDER UNDER $$30,000 30,000 CARS

2012 Focus Titanium Sedan Stk. #1201561........................... $20,988

$

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2008 BMW 135i Stk. #2893517a.................................................... $29,995

2009 Mercedes C300 Stk. #2991146.......................................... $30,888

2011 Lincoln MKZ AWD Stk. #1119492 .................................... $34,888

2012 Mustang BOSS Stk. #1201467 ........................................... $52,988

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WEEKLY SPECIALS 100% BC Owned and Operated Prices Effective Thursday, February 23 to Wednesday, February 29, 2012. We reserve the right to limit quantities. We reserve the right to correct printing errors.

Grocery Department

Meat Department

Boulder Canyon Potato Chips

Nature’s Path Organic Eco Pack Cereals

5.99

from

assorted varieties

3/3.99

150g • product of Canada

454g

Healthy Times Organic Baby Cereal

Suzie’s Thin Puffed Cakes or Rice Cakes

assorted varieties

assorted varieties

170g

140-157g • product of USA

Wolfgang Puck Organic Soup

Liberté Yogurt assorted varieties

2.99

2/5.00

750g

Mighty Leaf Tea

8.49

assorted varieties

2.79

100g

3.99

assorted varieties

smooth or crunchy

3/3.33

5.49

68g

Breyers Double Churn Ice Cream assorted varieties

WOW!

PRICING

5.99

1.66L • product of Canada

15% off

regular retail price

Health Care Department Dr. Bronner’s Rose Castile Soap Completely biodegradable and vegetable based. Made with organic oils, certified fair trade.

5.49

400g

140g

Chocolate Chip Cookies

WOW!

PRICING

340g • product of USA

VIP 2X HE Liquid Laundry Detergents

5.49

Sĭsû Vitamin B12 Bonus Size

package of 12

B12 in its active form, methylcobalamin, for accelerated absorption, with no added sweeteners or flavours.

Rice Bakery

assorted varieties

5.99

bags or bins

60% Whole Wheat Raisin Bread

2.99

946ml • product of USA

MaraNatha No Stir Almond Butter

Organic White Quinoa

Bakery Department

Bragg Organic Raw Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar

Clif Energy Bars

Bulk Department

off regular retail prices

405-430g • product of Canada

WOW!

PRICING

1.5L • product of B.C.

13.99

Brown Rice Bread

4.99

180 tabs

454g

Seminars & Events

WOW!

PRICING

at Alchemy & Elixir Health Group, Suite 320-1026 Davie St., Vancouver

Look for our

Tuesday, February 28, 7:00-9:00pm. Dr. Gary Chapman’s Gateway to the 5 Love Languages facilitated by Leanne Clarkson RPC, Relationship Counsellor. Cost $10.00. To register call 604-683-2298 or contact info@alchemyelixir.com.

WOW! PRICING

www.choicesmarkets.com Kitsilano

Cambie

Kerrisdale

Yaletown

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

170g pkg

1.98lb/ 4.37kg

2.99

save 1.00/100g

7.99

15 bags

3.98

Chilean Grown

each • reg 3.99

398ml

Certified Organic, California Grown

Large Seedless Red Flame Grapes

assorted varieties

assorted varieties

WOW!

PRICING

Zorbas Spanakopitas

Rocky Mountain Frozen Pizzas

assorted varieties

2.99lb/ 6.59kg

Moonstruck Organic Cheese

assorted varieties

each

Raspberries from Driscoll’s

Deli Department

3/6.99

2/6.00

Green & Black’s Organic Chocolate Bars

WOW!

PRICING

1.98

PRICING

Specialty Whole Frying Chickens

Anna’s Thins

assorted varieties

11.49

WOW!

16.99lb/ 37.46kg

142g • product of USA

Kicking Horse Organic Fair Trade Coffee

Certified Organic, California Grown

pre frozen

2/3.98

750g - 1 kg

Black Kale

Ocean Wise Halibut Fillets

assorted varieties

assorted varieties

Produce Department

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 February 24 2012