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Urban greenspace: Neil Michael and Natalie Whiteway are hard at work on the garden they’ve created on a plot of previously unused land next to Burger Heaven, at 10th and Agnes streets in downtown New Westminster.


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The City of New Westminster’s decision to carry on with construction of an office tower above the civic centre is being met with a mix of optimism and pessimism – and everything in between. The city announced Monday that it would proceed with construction of the office tower component of the new multi-use civic centre facility on Columbia Street. Although the Uptown Property Group had planned to build the office tower, it later withdrew from the project. City council believes the office component is integral to downtown revitalization and economic development and will build the office tower – with or without a partner. The decision has caused quite a stir among local residents on Twitter. “This kind of thing is best left to the private sector – when will we learn,” tweeted resident Patrick O’Connor. Some residents speculated the decision would lead to higher property taxes. “City of New West is cornered here,” tweeted Chad Leaman. “They have to follow through, but I’m estimating huge cost overruns. Stay tuned.” James Crosty, who ran for mayor in the November 2011 election and voiced concerns about the civic centre project during his campaign,




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Neal Michael is digging his new role as an urban gardener. Michael, who moved to downtown New Westminster with his wife in 2000, spotted a plot of unused land beside the Burger Heaven restaurant last year and thought it would be an ideal spot to garden. “They were totally up for it,” he said. “I think they probably thought I was a little bit crazy.” Burger Heaven helped out by providing some tools, including shovels, spades, hoes and a pitchfork. When Michael started work on the garden, the land was overgrown with weeds. “Last February, we cleaned it up over a couple of weekends,” he said. “I added some new soil.” That set the foundation for a vegetable garden, where Michael and friend Natalie Whiteway grew carrots, lettuce, arugula and beans. While Whiteway has some gardening experience, Michael had limited gardening skills when he embarked on his urban gardening adventure last spring. “I really love cities and have been interested in some of the things going on around the world with urban gardens,” he said. “The results were pretty great in terms of the yield of the garden, and people walking by saying ‘Hello, it looks great.’” Downtown resident Jason Shanks is among the area residents who are thankful for efforts made to beautify the empty lot at 10th and Agnes streets.

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told The Record that he believes the project was “in trouble” before the civic election. He said the electorate hasn’t given city council the mandate to spend an extra $60 million of taxpayers’ money. “During the election I made it clear vision projects should not be started when we had a huge infrastructure deficit in New Westminster, the biggest being Canada Games Pool,” he said. Fellow mayoral candidate Vance McFadyen is also concerned about the city’s decision. “This is a very scary decision,” he wrote on The Record’s Facebook pages. “It is definitely one I would not have agreed on.”

Crosty feels New Westminster should be the first city selected for review when the new municipal auditor is selected for British Columbia. A staff report presented to council Monday stated that the city needs to move forward with the public process needed to borrow $59 million for the project as soon as possible. In addition to using $43 million of casino revenues to cover the entire cost of the civic centre, the city’s plan is to borrow up to $11 million from the Municipal Finance Authority for the city’s costs related to the multi-use civic facility and parking structure, up to $33 million related to traditional capital programs, and up to $15 million to interim finance the costs related

to development assistance compensation funding until the development assistance compensation (DAC) funds are received. When the city agreed to allow a destination casino to open, it negotiated a financial package known as DAC. The DAC funding agreements provide up to $60.5 million for five projects: Queensborough parkland improvements – $5 million; a multiuse civic facility – $35 million; Queensborough Community Centre expansion – $6.2 million; a Queensborough pedestrian crossing – $10.3 million; and Fraser River dock improvements – $4 million. New Westminster resident Jason Lesage and his wife bought a home in New Westminster last year. While he supports


Old ’Borough home gutted BY THERESA MCMANUS REPORTER

One of the oldest homes in Queensborough has been damaged by fire, and its fate is now uncertain. New Westminster fire crews attended a home in the 200-block of Jardine Street early Wednesday morning. “Apparently it is one of the older homes in Queensborough,” said New Westminster fire inspector Brent Joel. “It is behind the market and the Queens Hotel. They were hoping it would be part of a new development. I guess it had some heritage value.” According to Joel, the house has been vacant since November 2011. “Fire crews rolled up. At first we were told there was nobody inside. Then we got a report there might be squatters in there,” he said. “The building was not secured. Crews went in and did a quick search on the main and upper floors. They determined it was pretty unsafe.” Firefighters exited the building and poured water on it from the exterior. A damage estimate wasn’t available at The Record’s presstime. “It burned the roof off. Most of the roof then collapsed on the second floor,” Joel said. “That is where it sits. The four walls are there.” Joel said a city building inspector and heritage planner will visit the site to determine if the home can be salvaged. Discussions were also taking place to determine the level of insurance coverage on the vacant home. “The building was in pretty rough shape before the fire. The fire has compounded the damage,” he said.


A shell: A fire early Wednesday morning left the outer walls of an old home on

Jardine Street standing – but the inside was gutted. The home was one of the oldest in Queensborough.

paying taxes needed to ensure quality services, he’s concerned that the city is taking on debt that could burden the city for many years to come. “It’s a lot of money for a small community like New Westminster,” he said. Lesage said many communities would have a referendum before taking on a project of this magnitude. “There seems to be a complete lack of consultation on this,” he said. “I hope everything works out well.” New Westminster resident Matthew Laird fully supports the city’s decision to proceed with the office tower. “We have heard for years about the lack of Class A office space in the downtown area and the desire from the business community to have more of it,” he said. “I think this is going to be a tremendous success.” Laird said New Westminster doesn’t want to be a bedroom community and needs employment opportunities, particularly near SkyTrain stations. He believes the city is taking a risk that’s worth taking. “There is always a risk,” he said. “I think in this case it is going to come out well for the city.” Will Tomkinson said he sympathizes the position the city was left in after the Uptown Property Group withdrew from the project. He said councillors Bill Harper and Jonathan Cote have provided reasoned opinions in support of the city’s decision to build the office tower, but he’ll keep his fingers crossed and hope for taxpayers’ sake that it turns out as hoped. “Time will tell,” he said. “There are a lot of indications the risk is a calculated one and will turn out.” Tomkinson said the project’s location, proximity to local amenities and SkyTrain, and the need for Class A office space work in the city’s favour, but he noted that various governments have made big investments in projects that didn’t fare well financially even though they seemed positive at the time. Coun. Chuck Puchmayr was the only councillor to vote against the city’s decision to borrow money and use reserve funds to build the office tower, saying it wasn’t a risk he was willing to take on behalf of citizens. “Chuck’s worry reflects my worry,” Tomkinson said. “I am kind of living in that same space.” In addition to the $35 million in DAC funding negotiated to build a civic centre in downtown New Westminster, city council has also agreed to reallocate $8 million from other DAC projects to the civic centre. Those funds were to be used for a pedestrian crossing from the Quay to Queensborough and dock improvements near Fraser River Discovery Centre. Crosty said he raised the issue of reallocating funds to the civic centre last fall and was told it was a remote possibility. He said the “likely cancellation” of the pedestrian bridge would be unfortunate, as many people had hoped for a realignment of the pedestrian bridge to Poplar Island.

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District might bring lawyer to parent meeting BY NIKI HOPE REPORTER

The New Westminster school district may bring along a lawyer when it meets with parents who have been complaining about a math teacher at New Westminster Secondary School. A letter from superintendent John Woudzia said the district “may also ask our lawyer to be present as a resource to provide information and assist with any issues that may arise” at the proposed May 14 meeting. NWSS parent Kal Randhawa takes issue with the district’s decision to have a lawyer present at the meeting. “If the intent is for discussion only, this seems to be pointless for us to sit with the board and have a lawyer come out if no outcome or change will occur,” Randhawa

said in an email. “It also seems to be a sion not to hear their appeals and instead from teacher practices.” But Ewen doesn’t see a problem with waste of taxpayers’ money to have a law- opted to form a committee to discuss some yer present, especially when the labour- of their concerns. Trustees James Janzen, his dual role. “There is not conflict of interEwen and Casey Cook, endorsed candidates defeated a est. I have no allegiance to the along with the district’s motion to have a lawyer address BCTF in this matter, and that’s director of human the conflict-of-interest issues and the end of it.” resources and Woudzia later told media they (trustee Ewen said he has been will meet with the parMichael Ewen) thought it was not involved in disciplinary hearings ents. a good use of tax dollars.” for teachers during the more than Randhawa doesn’t Randhawa and fellow NWSS 30 years that he’s been on the think that Ewen – a parent Lisa Chao have been school board. teacher – should be on speaking to the media about what “I’ve been involved in termithe committee. they believe to be an unusually nation of teachers. It is not an “The apparent perhigh failure rate in classes taught issue. Teachers, when they sit on ceived conflict of inter- Michael Ewen by a certain teacher. Kal Randhawa the teachers’ college, sit in judgest by the teacher-trust- trustee They eventually submitted parent ment over teachers. … If they’re ee, Michael Ewen, viceseveral appeals to address their concerns with the school district, after they chair has been completely ignored,” she saying that I’m biased, then they are just wrote. “No teacher-trustees belonging to wrong there, too, but if they are saying felt stymied by the complaint process. The district sent the parents a letter BCTF (British Columbia Teachers’ Union) there’s a conflict, there isn’t.” informing them about the board’s deci- should be involved with issues resulting ◗Meeting Page 9

Legal bills keep on rising for school district BY NIKI HOPE REPORTER

The New Westminster school district started the school year with a base budget of $50,000 to pay for legal fees, but it recently added another $100,000 to the pot for legal expenses. So far, the district has doled out $73,000 for legal costs in 2011/12, but that number could rise, especially after the district said it may bring a lawyer along when it meets with parents who have been complaining about a math teacher at New Westminster Secondary School. The legal cost estimates jumped significantly in the middle of the school year. In January and February

alone, the district spent almost $30,000 on legal fees. The Record submitted a freedom of information request to the district last month asking for details on all legal payments the district made in 2011/12. The request called for an account of what the school district paid for those services and why. The district provided The Record a one-page document that stated which law firm the district paid (in the majority of cases it was to Vancouver-based Harris and Company), the amount and whether the legal inquiry was for a personnel investigation, general matter or a special education assistant – an

education assistant who works with special needs students. The district provided no information as to what the legal issues were. “Personnel investigations” cost the district $55,183.18, “general matters” cost $16,146.32 and “special education investigations” cost the district $1,921.36. The district has so far received 13 invoices for legal bills, but that will likely increase if a lawyer turns up at the May 14 meeting. Earlier this year, NWSS parents Kal Randhawa and Lisa Chao submitted appeals to the school district over what they believed was an unusually high failure rate in a Grade 11 math


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Teachers should quit while they’re ahead

The teachers’ union had best step Jago, an apparently B.C. Liberal friendly back and think carefully before it writes mediator, also could be construed as a its next move in stone. defeat. The union’s decision to unnecessarily But in fact, the teachers’ union should ramp up its war against Premier Christy quit while it’s ahead – because it is: by Clark and the B.C. Liberal losing the legislative battle, government could become a the teachers actually won. rout – and not in the teachers’ Consequently, job action of THE RECORD favour. the kind now being proposed The B.C. Teachers’ by the BCTF will be counterFederation lost a big battle when the productive on nearly all fronts. B.C. Liberals tabled legislation forcing Students and their parents don’t take a “cooling-off” period and a round of kindly to losing sports days, band conmediation. The appointment of Charles certs and school plays, end-of-year field


trips … major activities that the kids looked forward to the entire school year (and in the case of graduation, throughout their school years). Indeed, many teachers themselves are balking at the thought of throwing away countless hours of organization and preparation, and of disappointing the eager youngsters who are, after all, the very reasons for their career choices. Like all the rest of us, they don’t volunteer for nothing. They really are in it for the kids. It’s something the BCTF honchos

point out repeatedly … but it’s hard to believe that they understand what they’re saying. The BCTF is now playing a game of diminishing returns. The more they wade into a political war, the more parents will think that it is about politics and not the kids. Even if it beats the B.C. Liberals, everyone else gets beaten, too. And let’s face it, the B.C. Liberals have already lost anyway. Teachers would do better to concede their victory and gird for the next battle.

Risk vs. reward: Will city win out? EDITOR’S LETTER PAT TRACY

“Risk is the ability to make good decisions that can move forward. Without risk, you go backwards.” Bold or foolhardy? That is the question. Mayor Wayne Wright’s statement about risk is absolutely true – if the risk is tempered with a lot of foresight, an abundance of support and, dare we say, luck. Risk by its very nature involves an element of gambling. I won’t belabour the point that the city is using taxpayer money to fund this risk – I expect other writers will hammer the city on that point. The city’s move to build the $94-million civic centre and office tower project on its own, after its developer partner dropped out, is ultimately dependent on supply and demand. The real estate market will probably determine whether this was a good risk or a bad gamble. However, I believe that savvy developers are watching on the sidelines rubbing their hands together. It’s a very tough business. Developers who are able to man-

age huge projects and do it profitably in these times are those who have usually learned the ropes by losing millions – often hitting rock bottom – over decades of experience. You don’t get to be a successful developer without learning how to use every available tool to get the job done quickly and squeeze out a profit. Developers are – for the most part – grinders. City halls are not designed to squeeze out profits and push for fast builds. In fact, they’re designed to make sure developers go through all the time-sucking – but important – approval processes. And New Westminster’s city hall is a small one in comparison to other cities. There’s not a lot of spare staff time. In fact, given that some senior staff are on sick leave, adding a huge project to the city hall workload may be one of the riskiest parts of this project. That’s why I think some developer will wait until city hall looks like it’s getting behind and is drowning in problems before stepping in with a bargain-basement offer. Of course, I could be wrong. And, honestly, hope I am. I like to see New Westminster swing for the fences. It’s one of the reasons why I love the city. It’s a bit of an underdog city trying to keep an oasis of community with some pretty big neighbours pushing up against it.

Middle school plan a bad one Dear Editor:

In your front-page story (It’s a deal: School funding approved) of Wednesday, April 18, it says: “the district will finally have a middle school for students on the west side of the city.” I have to challenge this statement as I don’t consider the John Robson site to be the “west side of the city.” This is even further away from home for most of us (3.8 km) than the earlier proposed high school site (2.3 km). In fact, it is just as far from my house as the east side Glenbrook Middle School at McBride (3.9 km). Hundreds of cars will have to drive halfway across the city twice a day (15.2 km per day) to one of the worst traffic points of the city. At least the neighbourhood has been cleaned up around the New Westminster SkyTrain station and ◗Risk Page 7 Douglas College in recent years, which made this

location worse than the high school. Most of the parents I have spoken to don’t want the middle school. I am just glad that my son will be in Grade 8 in Burnaby by the time the middle school opens, then I won’t have to deal with School District No. 40 ever again. I have been counting on the incompetence displayed so often over the past decade to delay this middle school until 2014. If it opened earlier, I would have to try and find an elementary school in Burnaby. I can only assume that the school board keeps getting re-elected thanks to low voter turnout (less than 24 per cent) caused by excessively complex and confusing ballots. There are dozens of names with no affiliation shown or even whether they are an incumbent. If every neighbourhood could elect their own ◗Another Page 7


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representative to the school board and city council, voter turnout would soar. Accountability to the neighbourhoods would also exist for the first time. My only impact from the middle school should be the lowering of my property value due to my community school only operating until Grade 5. No parent would want to send their Grade 6 kid from Connaught Heights down to the John Robson site or drive twice a day. Mark Talbot, New Westminster

The city’s new elephant

Dear Editor:

At a time when most zoos are considering divesting themselves of elephants, the keepers at the New Westminster Zoo of a city council are now moving to create a new white one. Let’s review that oft-quoted comparison of government projects to the mating of elephants as we see what’s new at the zoo. ◗ It is done at a very high level. No question about it, taxpayers, this took a lot of work involving not only your city councillors, but also the folks over in Victoria to cave to some pressure to reallocate $8 million of development assistance compensation funding to bail out the civic centre’s “Begbie Dig.” Remember when (development service’s director) Ms. Lisa Spitale stated that the use of such funds on the project was “cast in stone.” Speaking of bailing, didn’t the favoured developer of the office tower bail on the project for “business” reasons? Does the city really think it has a better handle on

the “business” of office development? ◗ It is done with a lot of stomping and trumpeting. The collateral damage of the “stomping” not only relates to the Queensborough pedestrian crossing (misplaced where relocated, as it was, and costing twice as much as the $10 million, as allocated) but also stomped on will be the city’s ability to borrow. Additional stomping will flatten taxpayer wallets once the financing costs and repayments are made. But the trumpeting at the zoo has already begun. “See no evil’” Harper is grinning as he grabs the cage at the “sink hole” for the $12.5 million for three levels of parking. “Hear no evil” Wright pre-empts unnamed “naysayers” by substituting his business acumen for that of the stampeded developer and betting $40 million from taxpayer’s coffers; by substituting his faith for risks seen by Chuck Puchmayr; and by substituting his “vision” for the yet-to-beread fine print. All this noise before the rest of the “speak no evil” councillors put it to the taxpayers in an May 14 vote. ◗ It takes 23 months to get results. The laudable $41.5 million for the multiuse civic centre, not to be confused with the stuff at the bottom of the “Begbie Dig,” has turned into a $94-million financial quagmire. The gestation period for elephants is usually 23 months, so I guess we taxpayers will have to wait to see if what emerges is a white elephant, or not. Either way, the care and feeding of this newborn pachyderm will be on taxpayers’ backs – likely long after the current council has taken the “dirt nap.”

There’s also another plotline that may seem far-fetched but may be plausible. Comments have been made in the past about moving city hall downtown. Obviously, the land that city hall now sits on is in a prime location for residential or commercial development. Could city leaders be thinking they’ll relocate city hall offices to the office portion above the civic centre and sell the land the city hall is now on

to pay for the move? That would, to say the least, be a very complicated deal. And given that the city has during the past decade spent oodles of money on upgrades and renovations to city hall, it hardly seems fiscally responsible. But politicians have done stranger things. In any case, what I don’t like about the current plan is the city’s decision to take the $8 million planned for a pedestrian crossing bridge to Queensborough to help fund the centre plan. Queensborough is still

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waiting for long-promised improvements. Even the traffic roundabouts which were supposed to be removed are looking like broken, tired, weedy obstacles. While ’Boro citizens are hardly surprised by the move, taking from the “needy” community to help fund the centre is a poor decision. But one, alas, that involves less political risk. Pat Tracy is the editor of The Record and Burnaby NOW newspapers. You can follow her on Twitter, @PatTracy.

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Green thumbs: Natalie Whiteway and Neil Michael at work in their new urban garden, in a previously empty lot next to Burger Heaven.

“There was nothing but weeds and ugliness. It was really unkempt. It was really a blight,” he said. “It really improved the look. It looks good.” Shanks was so impressed with the gardeners’ efforts that he dropped off a small donation for them at Burger Heaven to help buy seeds for this year’s garden. “I dropped off $10 to give to them and say thanks,” he said. “Hopefully they can use it to plant some more nice things.” Chris Geib, manager of Burger Heaven, said the garden has created a bit of a buzz among restaurant patrons and area residents. “Last year he got it going by trial and error,” Geib said. “He is back at it again.” Michael and Whiteway are once again tending to their crop and expanding the size of the garden from last year. “We got a fair bit,” Michael said of last year’s crop. “We got a lot of lettuce, a lot of radishes. Our carrots were doing good – but someone finished them off one weekend. We had lots of beans. With the zucchini, we had lot of flowers, but we didn’t get any fruit.” The urban gardeners learned a few lessons from their inaugural year as urban gardeners and will plan this year’s garden accordingly. “We planted a bit too much at once. We are staggering it this year,” Michael said. “Last year I didn’t want to overthink it. We got really good results.” In addition to having homegrown food, Michael has also enjoyed the camaraderie that’s developed with passersby as he toils in the garden. “It’s been a lot of fun for sure,” he said. “I’ve had some really positive feedback.” Diners at Burger Heaven have been among those who have commented on

the gardeners’ efforts. Impressed by the transformation of the space, a man even offered him a beer one day while he was gardening. “I looked really grizzly that day,” Michael laughed. “He said, ‘you look like you could use a beer.’” Michael said it took a “fair bit” to clear out the lot to make it useable as a garden. A larger area has been cleared for this year’s garden. “This year we have the whole patch to work with,” he said. “It’s pretty big – it’s about six or seven feet wide but 55 to 60 feet long. It gets a lot of sun. We can really grow just about anything.” When the weather warms up, Michael will swing by daily to water the garden on his way home from work. Whiteway, who works with Michael’s wife, also helps plant and tend the garden. “It’s been really fun in terms of the spontaneous interest that comes out of it. People walk by and will give me some tips, which I am happy to take.” Michael is also thankful that the folks at Burger Heaven allowed him to use the land for gardening and provided tools to help make it happen. “They are fine with me coming in and out,” he said. “Their support has been huge.” Michael is hopeful that he’ll be able to get a composter for the garden, which would allow him to compost some of the garden waste. He’d like to see this type of urban garden becoming more commonplace as the downtown densifies. “New Westminster is ripe for that,” he said. “It’s a very dense area. I hope this type of spirit comes out of the density.”

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B.C. school trustees association themselves have been debating to some extent, and I know others are debating.” Abbott told reporters that at some point, Education Minister George Abbott told reporters on Wednesday in Victoria that he they may take a look at it as well. “But not yet?” the reporter asked. hasn’t formed any conclusion on whether “No, I haven’t formed any teachers should be allowed to be conclusion on that,” Abbott said. school trustees. “There’s some really excellent A reporter asked the minister trustees who are teachers, and where he stood on an issue that actually there are many good continues to come up in New trustees who are former teachers Westminster, which has three and former principals, and the trustees – Michael Ewen, David like, so I don’t think there’s an Phelan and Jonina Campbell – automatic exclusion for them but who are also teachers. there are times when it gets really “There are many teachers servdifficult. There’s one school dising as trustees now,” Abbott said. trict I believe where so many “The only limitation around their George Abbott service is that they cannot serve education minister have to recuse themselves from decisions around labour relations on a board in the district in which they teach. For example, there’s teach- that it’s tough to get any decision from ers on the New West board who teach their board at all.” Abbott said that is one of the challenges in Surrey, and I know there’s a number of cases where they cross school district of having relatively low participation in boundaries – that’s a question that the school board elections. BY NIKI HOPE REPORTER

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Having a lawyer present would provide an opportunity to explain the legal advice the district has received, Ewen said. The longtime trustee – who is routinely accused of a conflict by school board critics – didn’t want to duke it out with parents in the press. “I find it fascinating that people want to communicate with the school district through the press,” Ewen said. “I’m not prepared to do that. If she has a question for the board, she can contact the board,

and we will answer her concerns.” The terms of reference for the meeting, the letter states, would be to discuss appeals under the School Act and board policy; proposed changes to board policy concerning processing appeals; board practices and framework regarding teacher evaluation and professional growth; processes around parent complaints about teachers; sharing information relating to parental complaints about teachers; and suggestions for improvement in board practices and procedures.

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Royal City residents are being asked for their input about the Queensborough community plan to ensure it reflects their community values. The City of New Westminster is preparing a draft Queensborough Community Plan, which will be a renewed vision for the community in the years to come. The plan would include specific actions, development permit guidelines and land-use designations that are needed in order to make this vision become a reality. As part of the final phase of consultation about the Queensborough Community Plan, the city is holding a workshop to get comments about the draft vision, themes, goals, objectives and land-use plan that will form the plan. The event, taking place on Saturday, May 5 at the Queensborough Community Centre, features an open house from 10 to 10:30 a.m. and a workshop from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. “Queensborough is a distinctive and historic community that reflects its enduring relationship with the Fraser River in its character and economy,” states the draft “vision” for Queensborough, as outlined in the city’s community plan. “The culturally diverse and complete community offers a range of housing options, and an array of locally focused services and amenities to meet the daily needs of residents. Queensborough capitalizes on its proximity to transportation routes to provide citywide and regional economic destination. Queensborough celebrates its natural and heritage features and balances the needs of the community by conserving and enhancing key economic and environmental assets, including retaining the waterfront as industrial, ecological and public resources. The community is pedestrian friendly and well connected by an enhanced Ewen Avenues and a network of parks, open spaces and greenways.”

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Piece of the city: The “swag bags” at this year’s MTV Movie Awards will include jewelry designed by Queensborough jeweller and mom-of-three Penny Cheng.

Group, an American group through which she gained access to the awards event. Cheng will send 100 of her chainmaille pendants – called Fidget – south for the swag bag; as well, one her BY NIKI HOPE REPORTER chainmaille home decor pieces – The Tree of Life – will also be displayed Celebrity swag bags at this year’s on The Artisan Group’s table in the MTV Movie Awards will have a little lounge. Cheng specializes in the technique piece of New West tucked in them. That’s because local designer Penny of chainmaille weaving, which origiCheng’s jewelry line, Saniki Creations, nated in the King Arthur’s court-era. “It was used for armour,” she says. will be included in a celebrity gift lounge for nominees and presenters in “It’s like rings that are woven together to form a mesh. Apparently, through Hollywood this June. “This used to be just a hobby – mak- sword fights, it was harder for the blades to go through.” ing jewelry,” Cheng says, When Cheng first astonished at her own trastarted making jewelry in jectory from hobbyist to January 2009, she made global recognition. beaded jewelry. The Queensborough “I went to a craft fair, mother of three girls didn’t and I noticed everybody set out to become a jewelse was doing it. So with elry designer. Her oldest the competition, it was daughter would buy cheap like there’s no way I can jewelry from the mall, but sell anything,” she says. “I Cheng found that it would discolour her daughter’s Hand crafted: Fidget was just Googling images to get inspired, and I saw skin. Also it broke easily, so she started fixing the pendants will go in this chainmaille bracelet. It was just a little bracelet, jewelry, which eventually MTV swag bags. and I was like ‘Oh, that’s morphed into her making really cool.’ I’ve always been the type it. “One day I popped into Michaels of person that loves metal.” Cheng also teaches at Moody Beads (craft store) to grab more supplies to fix their jewelry, and I thought, ‘You on Columbia Street and participates in know what, I’ll just make my own, local craft fairs/trade shows. She is because that way I know it’s well a member of Artists in the Boro, a made, and it won’t hurt the kids,’” she Queensborough collective. As for the call of Hollywood, Cheng said. “I kept making it and making it. And I thought, I have to do something isn’t able to actually attend the event. “I wish I was,” she says. about all of the inventory,” she adds, Still, a part of her will be there. laughing. For more information about Eventually, she started a website where she sells her creations. Cheng Cheng’s jewelry line, visit her website became involved with The Artisan at

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Nicholson participated in last year’s Hyack International Parade, when the Canucks were battling their way to the Stanley Cup finals. “I want to have as many kids as I can to march in the parade,” he said. “Last year I was by myself.” Nicholson’s vision is for an army of young

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Give your mother a helping hand


acing off to swimming lessons and soccer practices. Picking up groceries and making sure kids are fed. Tackling a laundry mountain. Taking kids to their doctor’s appointments— and of course those birthday presents that need to be bought and wrapped on time. Does this sound familiar? Most moms have a never-ending list of todos, which they bravely soldier through every day to ensure their family is happy, healthy and well taken care of. But is she taking care of herself too? If not, her kids can change that this Mother’s Day. “Heart disease and stroke is the number one killer of women in Canada—more than all cancers combined,” says Bobbe Wood, president of the Heart and Stroke Foundation. “A mother is so used to putting her family’s needs first, often ignoring her own warning signs and

putting herself at risk for heart disease and stroke. That’s why our awareness campaign—The Heart Truth—is so important.”

All women need to make their own health a priority as heart disease and stroke take too many women before their time. By carving out time to exercise and de-stress, and to manage their blood pressure and cholesterol levels by eating healthy, moms can protect their heart health. This Mother’s Day, kids can do their part so she can take care of her own heart health. Small gestures and helping out with some daily chores can go a long way to freeing up mom’s time. Here are some ideas to get started: • Making breakfast in bed and then clearing up afterwards • Setting and clearing the dinner table • Loading the dishwasher • Making their beds

• Putting away their own clothes after they are washed • Dusting their rooms To ensure kids stay on course, allow them to choose the tasks they would like to help out with. If children get in the habit of helping out a little bit more every day, that will mean more time for their mother to add exercise and relaxation into her day and protect her heart health.

The personal touch is often what makes moms smile the most on Mother’s Day.

Kids can download a Mother’s Day e-card with a personalized message and heart health information at thehearttruth. ca. The site includes prevention tips, signs and symptoms, recipes and questions to ask her doctor. Awareness of her heart health may be the best gift you could give this Mother’s Day photo:

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Music at Queens concert series wraps up Final performance features new symphonic wind ensemble from the Fraser Valley The Music at Queens concert series is wrapping up for the season with a performance by a new wind ensemble. The Fraser Valley-based ensemble KASWE is performing on Saturday,

May 12 at 7:30 p.m. at Queens Avenue United Church. KASWE – the Kwantlen Alumni Symphonic Wind Ensemble – was formed in January 2011 as a nonprofit organization to support the arts in the community. It offers an outlet for students, professional musicians and community members from across the Fraser Valley to continue their passion for music and performing once they have finished their undergrad training.

Its artistic director is Wayne Jeffrey, who is recognized as one of the country’s leading music educators and conductors. He’s the director of instrumental studies at the Kwantlen Polytechnic University department of music. He’s the artistic director of the Kwantlen University Wind Symphony, music director of the Pacific Chamber Winds and the coartistic director of the Canada West Chamber Orchestra.

KASWE will be joined by Michael Dirk, organist, who will be featured on the church’s 45-rank Casavant Freres pipe organ playing Widor’s Toccata. Queens Avenue United Church is at 529 Queens Ave. Tickets can be purchased through the church office, 604-522-1606, or at the door. The concert costs $20 for regular admission, $15 for seniors and students, $10 for children.

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funds for the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Grandmothers to Grandmothers campaign, which raises funds to assist African grandmothers who are caring for some of the 14.8 million children who have been orphaned in subSaharan Africa by the HIV/AIDS pandemic.

Going buggy?

Douglas College is inviting gardeners to a free forum about biological control of insects. The forum is being presented by the Douglas College Institute of Urban Ecology on Saturday, May 12 at 1 p.m. What’s Wriggling in Your Rhubarb? UNIBUG and

the biological control of insects is meant for anyone who loves gardening but hates the thought of spraying chemicals on their plants to stave off pests. Attendees will learn about UNIBUG – the User Network for Insect Biology in the Urban Garden – and how to become involved with fighting insects the natural way: through planting flora that attract beneficial biological insects – or good bugs that eat bad bugs – to your garden. Guest speakers Renee Prasad from the University of the Fraser Valley and Rick Kool from Royal Roads University will discuss biological control insects and “citizen science. The event also includes

recognition of volunteers with the UNIBUG project and light refreshments. The forum takes place in the Laura C. Muir Performing Arts Theatre, which is located on the fourth floor, Douglas College, 700 Royal Ave.

MP back as chair

Burnaby-New Westminster MP Peter Julian has been re-elected caucus chair of the federal New Democrats. In addition to re-electing Julian to the position, New Democrats chose Rathika Sitsabaiesan as their new vice chair. “Peter and Rathika have served our caucus –and Canadians – very well,” said NDP leader Tom Mulcair in a press

release. “They will chair a re-energized and substantive caucus that is going to get results for Canadians. We will hold Mr. Harper to account and propose solutions on things that matter.” Mulcair recently named Julian as the NDP’s critic for Energy and Natural Resources.

Lions meet

Royal City residents are invited to attend the New Westminster Lions Club meeting to hear about Camp Zajac. Val McKinnon, camp director for Zajac Ranch for Children, is the guest speaker at the Lion’s next

meeting, which takes place on Monday, May 28 at 7 p.m. at Boston Pizza, 1045 Columbia St. Zajac Ranch for Children is a camp for young people who require special help in dealing with their variety of difficulties. Louisa Lundy, president of the New Westminster Lions Club, said about 20 per cent of Camp Zajac’s 460 campers were from this area, including 10 from New Westminster, 12 from Burnaby, 15 from Coquitlam and 41 from Surrey. The presentation at the Lions Club meeting will illustrate how monetary

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donations are dealt with at Zajac Ranch for Children, which provides numerous camp weeks in July and august for kids aged seven to 17 with illnesses and disability including spina bifida, Turner syndrome, visual impairments, Down syndrome, epilepsy, muscular dystrophy, autism, craniofacial differences, organ transplant and kidney disorders, as well as a camp specifically for young adults aged 18 to 30. Do you have an item for Around Town? Send ideas to Theresa, tmcmanus@royal You can also follow her on Twitter, @TheresaMcManus.



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Carol’s Story Revolutionary treatment saves life of woman struck by brain aneurysm

In April 2010, Carol Thorpe, a healthy 53-year-old woman, had a sudden stroke and went into a coma. A CT scan at her local hospital showed she had a massive bleed inside her head, surrounding the brain. She was transferred to Royal Columbian Hospital (RCH) that night where Radiologist Dr. William Siu performed an

RCH Neurosurgeon Dr. Navraj Heran.

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Carol Thorpe and Ron Gale are happy to be getting married this fall, thanks to Dr. William Siu and Dr. Navraj Heran.

angiogram and found a large brain aneurysm. Dr. Navraj Heran determined that her aneurysm would benefit from a revolutionary treatment involving the usage of platinum coils. He is the only neurosurgeon in Fraser

Health that can perform this procedure. The aneurysm was unusually large and complex in shape and situated deep inside her head, affecting the main artery supplying the whole right side of her brain. Due to the complexity of the aneurysm, it could not be fully closed in one treatment session. Carol had a total of six angiograms and four coiling/stenting sessions between April and September 2010 at RCH to fully treat the aneurysm. She slowly recovered from the coma, temporary blindness and speech and mobility problems. “Her recovery is close to being a miracle,” says Dr. William Siu. Ron Gale, Carol’s lifelong partner, remembers feeling overwhelmed by the sequence of events. Fearful of

Royal Columb ian Hospital is the only hosp ital performin g neurosurgery in the Fraser Health region, servin g 1.6 million p eople • 1,250 neuro surgeries are performed at RCH each yea r by only five n eurosurgeons . 85 per cent o f these cases are emergency-re lated losing Carol, whom he describes as his best friend, he kept vigil at her bedside during the five-month period she spent at Royal Columbian Hospital. “I was totally amazed at what they were able to do with Carol at RCH. They saved her life,” says Ron.

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New Year, New Life Xia family returns to RCH to give thanks

Sharing gifts with friends and family is central to the celebration of Chinese New Year, and for the Xia family of Burnaby, that now includes their ‘extended family’ at Royal Columbian Hospital (RCH). Just two months after immigrating to Canada from China to join his daughter’s family, Zhao Qi Xia, 74, had to be taken to RCH’s Emergency Department. He had a severely high fever and was nearly comatose. Based on his symptoms and an electrocardiogram (ECG) test to check his heart, it was finally determined that a bacterial infection was destroying Zhao’s heart valve. When the penicillin treatment proved unsuccessful in combating the infection, Zhao had to undergo open-heart surgery for a heart valve replacement. “You can imagine how worried we were,” recalls Summer Yitian, Zhao’s daughter. “My father had just arrived in Canada, speaking very little English, and he had no previous heart condition.” RCH Cardiologist Dr. Dennis RupRCH Cardiologist Dr. Dennis Rupka. ka has treated a lot of tough patient cases, and Zhao’s case was certainly very challenging. “He was a very ill man when he came to RCH and he required a long series of investigations to sort out was going on,” recalls Dr. Rupka. The Xia family’s fears were quickly put to rest as a result of the excellent care and compassion Zhao re-

(From left) Summer Yitian, Zhao Qi Xia, Yulu Yang and Dr. Terry Tang.

ceived from the RCH medical teams. “Every single one in the hospital treated my Dad like a family member,” says Summer. Two years later and in exceptional health, Zhao visited the hospital with his family to meet with Dr. Rupka

and the cardiac nursing team, to present a donation for $1,500 in support of cardiac care at RCH. Summer and her husband, Dr. Terry Tang, raised the money from a Chi Workshop they hosted at their Canadian Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine Clinic.

RBC Royal Bank: Giving grand support to RCH (From left) RBC Regional President, Graham MacLachlan; The Honourable Wayne Wright – Mayor of New Westminster; Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation President and CEO Adrienne Bakker; Susan Roh, RBC Branch Manager; Steven Osachoff, Associate Advisor, RBC Dominion Securities and RCHF Director; and Hanif Charania, RBC Regional Vice President, celebrate the grand opening of the new high-tech RBC Plaza 88 with a $20,000 donation to RCH Foundation, for a cumulative gift of $40,000 in support of RCH in the past year. RBC’s donations will help fund a Multipurpose Interventional Suite to expand specialized cardiac, stroke and aneurysm care at RCH. RBC Plaza

88 is located near New Westminster skytrain station, only two stops away from RCH, which will help hospital employees with their banking.

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150 Years and Counting Since October 7, 1862, RCH has served the most seriously ill and injured of B.C.

Mostly for men

Initially, RCH primarily treated men, as women and children were taken care of in their own homes, except in emergency and surgical cases. The first maternity “ward” wasn’t established until 1893. Referred to as “the cottage hospital,” it consisted of eight beds set-up in the home of Mrs. David Robson. By the 1970s, women routinely gave birth in hospital, and typically spent three to four days in the hospital. The Neonatology Intensive Care Unit opened at RCH in 1978. “A premature baby born at 25 weeks in the 1970s had a low survival rate,” says Loraine Jenkins Director, Clinical Programs, Maternal/Infant/Child/Youth Program. “Today, through a combination of advanced medical knowledge, technology and RCH’s outstanding Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, a 25-week premature baby has an outstanding chance of survival with good outcomes.”

Heart disease began when people stopped walking

RCH maternity nurse at “the cottage hospital”, possibly holding triplets, circa 1920s.

Before 1900, very few people died of heart disease, as manual labour was the norm both at work and home, and walking was the main source of transportation. The Industrial Revolution changed that, creating a more

sedentary lifestyle and cardiac health repercussions. 30 years ago, bed rest was a large part of how health professionals treated heart attacks along with medications such as nitroglycerine, morphine and blood thinners. Many heart attack sufferers died. “Today, treatments for heart attack utilize a number of strategies including medications and minimally invasive procedures,” says Jackie Murray, Program Manager, Cardiac Services. “What was a two-week hospital stay in the early ‘80s, has become a two to three-day hospital stay, and mortality from heart attack has decreased significantly.”

Getting your knees done

150 years ago, one of the challenges with a knee ligament injury was that the diagnosis was usually missed, as x-ray technology didn’t exist (the first x-ray machine was installed at RCH in 1916). “The injured labourer probably would have lost their job because of their inability to function on uneven surfaces, carry heavy loads or jump down from a height,” says Dr. Bob McCormack, RCH Orthopaedic Surgeon. Fast-forward to the early 1980s, it was still a diagnosis that was difficult to make without an MRI, but even when the diagnosis was made, the treatment was relatively crude by today’s standards, according to Dr. McCormack. Surgery usually involved two incisions that could total 30 to 40 centimetres, and the patient was in hospital several days and placed in a long leg cast for six to eight weeks. It took up to six months to get their range of motion back and their chances of returning to high-demand activities such as competitive sports or physical labour were low. Today the surgery is done as a daycare procedure. The patient can take their weight on it the same day. They start physiotherapy and are on an exercise bike within a week or so. “We expect their range of motion to be back to normal by six to eight weeks and that they are able to return to all their previous activities,” says Dr. McCormack. Surgery is done more precisely with all of the work inside the knee done with the arthroscope (small telescope about the size of a pencil) and the incision is now down to two centimetres.

The original RCH (circled), as it was built in 1862, located at Agnes and Clement (now 4th) Streets in New Westminster. The first hospital on the mainland of British Columbia, it had 30 beds and primarily served men.

Fyvie and Constable suggest that the patient would receive an x-ray and an abdominal lavage would have been conducted to test for internal bleeding. If the patient was considered unstable, they would be taken to the operating room for exploratory surgery of the abdomen. An injured spleen would then be removed. Today, the same worker would be quickly transported by B.C. Ambulance Service to RCH. Once in the trauma room, they would be assessed from head to toe and have a bedside abdominal ultrasound followed by tests such as an abdominal and pelvic CT Scan to pinpoint potential injury to the spleen and provide direction on next steps. The physician(s) may then make a decision to do a minimally invasive procedure to assess and reduce any bleeding within the spleen. If the patient continued to deteriorate, surgery would be recommended to explore the damage to the spleen, but for the most part, the spleen would not necessarily be removed.

RCH nurse graduating class of 1925. RCH housed a nursing school between 1901 and 1978. Today, RCH is a Clinical Academic Campus affiliated with UBC’s Faculty of Medicine.

“No means to know what was really wrong”

1862: A male worker, 35-years-old, falls 15 feet off a loading dock on the Fraser River, landing hard on a boat railing causing a severe abdominal injury. “If the patient arrived alive at RCH there would be no means to know what was really wrong with him except by physically examining his abdomen and making an educated guess. If a trauma patient had a severely injured spleen that was bleeding, they were at high risk of dying,” comments Kathleen Fyvie, Trauma Nurse Practitioner, and Lisa Constable, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Trauma Services. If a similar accident happened in 1982,

RCH in its Sapperton location in New Westminster in 1889.

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A Real Shiner Fifth annual gala exceeds fundraising target

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On March 8, 2012, RCH Fountable Society, the title sponsor of this year’s SHINE Gala. dation hosted SHINE, raising nearly $200,000 net towards a Multipurpose Interventional Suite at RCH that will expand specialized care for cardiac, stroke and aneurysm patients. Highlights of the evening included a surprise rendition of “The Prayer” by RCH Cardiologist Dr. JeanFrancois Dorval in honour of his patient and honourary gala co-chair Tim Delesalle and wife, Karen, as well as a $50,000 donation from Surrey-based legal firm, McQuarrie Hunter LLP. “As we’ve all seen in the news during the past year, (From left) RCH Foundation President and CEO Adrienne Bakker clearly the RCH team knows how to deliver the best with Gala emcees Stephen Quinn, host of CBC Radio One’s “On The in patient care despite the incredible challenges they face,” said CBC News Vancouver host and SHINE Gala Coast”, and Gloria Macarenko, co-host of CBC News Vancouver. emcee, Gloria Macarenko. Stephen Quinn, host of CBC Radio One’s “On The Coast” and gala co-emcee agreed: “I am proud to have been a part of RCH’s 150th anniversary; to celebrate the legacy of excellent care that patients receive every day.”

RCH cardiac patient and SHINE Gala Honourary Co-chair Tim Delesalle with wife, Karen, and Tim’s cardiologist, Dr. JeanFrancois Dorval and his wife, Marie-Eve Courneyer.

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A very special thank you We acknowledge these individuals, estates, corporate and community organizations (and those who prefer to remain anonymous) for their generous donations, received in 2011, which have helped to support exceptional care at Royal Columbian Hospital. INDIVIDUAL Partner: Stan & Jeanette Hrescak Leader: Tim & Karen Delesalle Builder: David & Joanne McDonald Ambassador: Dr. Richard Chan Beverley de la Mothe Robert & Amanda Harrison John & Rebecca Mackay Robert & Diane Milne Vera Rutledge Thomas & Ida Tait Kwan Ho Tang Dr. Grover & Adele Wong Catalyst: Carole Backman Warren Barker William Bigmore Dr. Margaret Blackwell Dr. Jorge Bonet Dr. Albert Chan Winifred Fan Dr. Marcia Fleming Dr. Robert & Elaine Hayden John & Jennie Hik Robert & Susan Macdonald Kenneth & Ellen Mahon Steve & Karen McDonald Mollie McDonald Robert & Martha McDonald Rick & Leona Mudie Dianne Nichols Erica Ritchie Nikki Smith Gurdip Singh Toor Gerald & Johanne Voogd Walter & Judy Weaver Champion: Greg Bartels Drs. N. Peter & Mairi Blair Dr. Jahangir Charania Robert & Eileen Clark Robert & Christine Cooper

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Newspapers, photos offer insight into past OUR PAST



here are many resources to use to find historical information. Three such resources are specific archival type items, old newspapers and photographs. There are others, of course, but for today’s column let’s just think about these three. Many people have asked about Columbian College in New Westminster, a degreegranting institute of higher learning that was located on First Street across from Queen’s Park – think of the local street College Court. Last fall, there was an excellent presentation on this school, its formation, its management, its experience and then its demise in the 1930s. To find out more about Columbian College and what it would have been like to attend classes there, one additional resource offers some special insight. This resource? A school

calendar. A booklet that laid out for the prospective student how to enrol, the courses of study, details of accommodation, semester programming, images of the school and all those other things that fill a college student’s year. These calendars, while not common, are available and offer valuable information. We have frequently talked of old newspapers and will do so again. They are an incredible resource, and the early local papers offer a fantastic array of information. But there are also newspapers from other places that talk of this town. An example of such a paper is Toronto’s Saturday Globe from November 1891. This paper, founded in 1844, became The Globe and Mail in 1936 after a merger with another publication, but the November 1891 edition gave its Ontario readers a look at a growing city in the far west, a city that had a promising future – New Westminster, British Columbia. The issue included a photo essay of the city showing numerous buildings that would unfortunately disappear in the Royal City’s Great Fire of 1898. It is an excellent selection of

images, many hard to find, presenting an interesting look at our city as others saw it. On their own, photographs are a valuable historical resource. The photos in the previously mentioned Toronto paper are wonderful to see, and some are not available elsewhere. The most recent books on New Westminster focus on photographs, and we use photos constantly in our work to answer questions and tell stories. We will occasionally carry photos on walking tours. Sometimes the old image is clear enough to allow bits of the print to be reproduced as a close-up to tell a separate story. Photos truly are an incredible and often underestimated resource. If you want to find out more about these resources, where to find them, and the story they tell about Columbian College, the Saturday Globe story of 1891 New Westminster, and some intriguing closeup photos (early store windows and interiors) come to the historical society program, Wednesday, May 16, starting at 7:30 p.m. in the New Westminster Public Library auditorium.



Mary, Mary, quite contrary, How does your garden grow? With silver bells, and cockle shells, And pretty maids all in a row. It’s definitely spring in New Westminster. The rain is gently falling. The trees are pink and yellow and white and green. Spring bulbs are blooming everywhere. And how is your garden growing? Perhaps you live in a townhouse or an apartment and think that gardening is not for you. Think again. Books like Small-Space Container Gardens, by Fern Richardson, and Tips for Container Gardening, by the editors of Fine Gardening, will show you everything you need to know. If you have a yard, you’re probably not looking forward to mowing the lawn again this year. Consider Beautiful No-Mow Yards, by Evelyn Hadden, which will have you trans-

forming your lawn into an exciting low-maintenance garden. Or, perhaps, The Edible Front Yard, by Ivette Soler, will convince you that a kitchen garden is something you can’t live without. Are you looking forward to getting the garage cleaned out at the same time as you get the yard under control? The Revolutionary Yardscape, by Matthew Levesque, will be your inspiration for making beautiful containers, pathways, lighting and more from the junk and clutter in your house and garage. Maybe you’re one of those people who dream about your garden all year long? The stunning Jewel Box Garden, by Thomas Hobbs, will amaze you with startling photographs of what is possible. And the cutting-edge designs in Diarmuid Gavin’s Outer Spaces will open your eyes to a myriad of possibilities. To help you turn your dreams into reality, you

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t’s described as a “provocative and socially relevant dramedy,” and it’s coming to the stage at the Columbia Theatre this weekend. The Emerald Pig Theatrical Society is presenting A Particular Class of Women this Sunday, May 6 at 7 p.m. The showing follows a successful run at the ACT Theatre in Maple Ridge. The play by Janet Feindel journeys into the world of the strip clubs of the 1980s. It was inspired by a 1985 Ontario court case in which a judge minimized a crime against a stripper, pointing out that the victim was from “a particular class of women” whose job it was to promote lust. Directed by John Stuart, the play features Lori Watt, Emily Nadeau, Amy Starkey, Lauren Campbell, Lisa-Marie Marelli, Emily Wilson, Angela Bell and Kate Busswood. Tickets are $20. You can book online at www. or call 604-522-4500. The Columbia Theatre is at 530 Columbia St.

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What better way to celebrate Mom than to take her to the symphony? The New Westminster Symphony Orchestra is

offering up a Mother’s Day concert at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 13. The program includes Rossini’s Tancredi Overture and Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No. 1. Admission is by donation. The concert takes place at Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave. See

Dance onstage

Do you love dance? The Massey Theatre has a couple of events coming up later this month that may appeal to you. On Saturday, May 19, the West Coast Tap Dance Collective is presenting Tapistry, a 10th anniversary Tap Day show. The group has been putting together Tap Day celebrations for the past decade as a way to celebrate tap dance as an art form. This year’s show is hosted by Jeff Hyslop, with special performances by Jim Hibbard, Jenn Bishop, Lindsay Sterk, Julie Tomaino, Dayna Syndrowski, Danny Nielsen, Paula Skimin, Peggy Giesbrecht and more. The show is at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $28. Call 604521-5050 or buy online at Then, on Thursday, May 24, the Richmond Academy of Dance is presenting a 25th anniversary celebration at 7:30 p.m. The evening will include the premieres of new work by renowned choreographers Josh Beamish and Simone Orlando, an excerpt from A Chorus Line staged by Jeff Hyslop, as well as Paquita and works

by the academy’s faculty. The show will include dancers from the academy’s senior professional division, as well as guests and graduates who are now working professionally – including Nicole Caron of Alberta Ballet, Brenddan McCooey of Ballet Kelowna, Tara Williamson of Alberta Ballet, Jasmine Chui of Boston Conservatory and Fiona Drewbrook of Boston Ballet. Admission is by donation. For more about upcoming events at the Massey Theatre, check out www.

Poetry celebration

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Here’s yet another one from the Massey Theatre files – this one for the choral music fans. The Maple Leaf Singers are presenting their Seize the Day! concert on Saturday, May 26 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, May 27 at 2 p.m. “The dynamic performance will have you chanting Glory, Glory Hallelujah, knowing that you Can’t Fight This Feeling as you fly high on Four Strong Winds,” an event announcement says. “It will have you remembering that Anything Goes as you get ready to Rock the Boat and enter the Time Warp.” Tickets are $24 regular, or $20 seniors. Call the Massey box office at 604521-5050 or buy at tickets. Do you have an item for Lively City? Send arts and entertainment ideas to Julie, jmaclellan@royalcityrecord. com. You can also follow her on Twitter, @juliemaclellan, or check out her blog at www.

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Local talent onstage at the Columbia New Westminster’s Columbia Theatre is opening its doors – and its stage – to local talent. The theatre is hosting the first of a planned monthly series of performance nights tonight (Friday, May 4). The Salut events are designed to give local performers a place to showcase their talents. A press release from the theatre notes that it’s difficult and expensive for musicians, singers, dancers, actors, jugglers and magicians to produce their shows to gain exposure, and these nights are an attempt to give them an outlet. The Salut evenings will showcase six different performers from around the Lower Mainland on the first Friday of every month. “It’s designed to bring performance back to life,” said Brad Tones, executive coordinator for the Columbia, in a press release. “We need something to get us out of the house and away from the TV. Get out and see what your next-door neighbour can do.” The evenings will be family-friendly – “no cursing, no foul behaviour or dirtiness,” the press release promises. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. The Columbia is donating the venue, and all proceeds go to the performers. The theatre plans to continue donating the venue for the shows as long as people continue to attend. Doors for tonight’s show open at 7 p.m., and the show begins at 8 p.m. If you’re interested in performing in an upcoming show or booking tickets, contact or call 604-522-4500.

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pring is now officially here and as we turn our calendars to May, it’s time to get out and about and enjoy the best the Royal City has to offer. We’re continuing with our popular feature – our staff’s Top 5 (Or More) Things To Do This Weekend. We have some great offerings for this weekend in New Westminster. Get buying on Sunday, May 6 for the New Westminster Horticultural Society’s Super Plant Sale, running from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Armoury at 530 Queens Ave. There will be a great selection of plants and gardening items at this great event. Cash only. For more info, email sharon@newwesthort Get shopping on Saturday, May 5 for the Second Time Around Market, running from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Holy Trinity Cathedral at 514 Carnarvon St. For more info, contact Richard at 604-521-8382 or go to Get watching and listening to In the Mood, presented by the Golden Age Theatre, 7:30 p.m. on May 4




and 1:30 p.m. on May 5 at Century the facility at the corner of Kingston House, 620 Eighth St. Come enjoy Street and 12th Street. If you love this light-hearted look at life in a photography, this is the place to go. retirement home for three families For more info on this event, contact during a two-week period. This play Justin at 778-891-4774. Get planning is directed by Margo Prentice and written by for the future of Greg Finnegan. Tickets Queensborough at a community plan workshop are $8 for members and on Saturday, May 5 from $10 for non-members. 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. For more info, contact in the Port Royal room Century House at 604519-1066. at the Queensborough Get charitable on Community Centre at 920 Saturday, May 5 for Ewen Ave. This is part the Fountains of Laughter of the final phase of confundraising event put sultation as the city seeks on by the Rotary Club of comments on the draft (or more) New Westminster at the vision, themes, goals, Columbia Theatre at 530 Things to do objectives and land-use Columbia St. The event’s this weekend plan that will form part at 6:30 p.m. and tickets of the Queensborough Community Plan. See are $50 each. The event features two headline comedians, appetizers and Email your Top 5 ideas to calendar@ door prizes. All proceeds to fund the drinking fountains at Westminster or send them to Pier Park. You can also Get into photography on Friday, check out our full arts and events calenMay 4 for the New West Photo dar listings at Club gallery opening at 8 p.m. at – compiled by staff reporter Alfie Lau




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◗ Calendar of Events ◗FRIDAY, MAY 4

Art Squared, presented by New West Artists, a three-day exhibition of 12X12 inch paintings and photographs. Exhibit is on the second floor of The River Market, 810 Quayside Dr. Opening reception between 6:30 to 8:30 a.m. Exhibits on display during market hours all weekend. All paintings are $100 and all photographs are $50. A secondary exhibition called Visual Verse, in which 40 poems have been interpreted visually, will run from May 4 until May 31 at www., also on the second floor of the River Market.

◗SATURDAY, MAY 5 Second Time Around Market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Holy Trinity Cathedral, 514 Carnarvon St. Info: Richard at 604-521-8382 or Art Squared, presented by New West Artists, a three-day exhibition of 12X12 inch paintings and photographs. Exhibit is on the second floor of The River Market, 810 Quayside Dr. Exhibits on display during market hours all weekend. All paintings are $100 and all photographs are $50. A secondary exhibition called Visual Verse, in which 40 poems have been interpreted visually, will run from May 4 until May 31 at, also on the second floor of the River Market.

◗SUNDAY, MAY 6 New Westminster Horticultural Society Super Plant Sale, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m in the Armoury at 530 Queens Ave. Info: email sharon@newwesthortsociety. org. Art Squared, presented by New West Artists, a three-day exhibition of 12X12 inch paintings and photographs. Exhibit is on the second floor of The River Market, 810 Quayside Dr. Exhibits on display during market hours all weekend. All paintings are $100 and all photographs are $50. A secondary exhibition called Visual Verse, in which 40 poems have been interpreted visually, will

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Tillicum Toastmasters meeting, to improve your public speaking ability. Check out our club and have fun, guests are welcome. 7:20 to 9:30 p.m., Unity in Action Hall, 1630 Edinburgh St. Info: http://tillicum. or call 778822-9212.

Tillicum Toastmasters meeting, to improve your public speaking ability. Check out our club and have fun, guests are welcome. 7:20 to 9:30 p.m., Unity in Action Hall, 1630 Edinburgh St. Info: http://tillicum. or call 778822-9212.



Travel shows, in the New Westminster Public Library. Take an armchair trip to Ireland as Karen Justice will show her photographs of the Emerald Isle at 7:30 p.m. The travel shows are co-sponsored by the University Women’s Club of New Westminster and are held in the library’s auditorium at 716 Sixth Ave.

Mom’s Playgroup, Moms with small children meet for playdates and conversation. Search groups at www. for the group closest to you. Kiwanis Club of New Westminster, holds luncheon meetings the first and third Tuesday of every month at Boston Pizza, Columbia Square, 1005 Columbia St., at noon. Info: Marge Ashdown, 604-5218567. Western Society for Children, holds a parent support group in New Westminster, Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., with on-site child-minding on request, for parents with children 12 and under who have diverse learning needs. To register, call Wanda Gendron at 604-515-0810. Codependents Anonymous Freedom Group, 12-step pro-

◗SATURDAY, MAY 12 What’s Wriggling in Your Rhubarb?, a free forum about UNIBUG and the biological control of insects, in the Laura C. Muir Performing Arts Theatre, fourth floor, Douglas College, 700 Royal Ave. 1 p.m. At this free forum, put on by the college’s Institute of Urban Ecology, you’ll learn about UNIBUG – the User Network for Insect Biology in the Urban Garden – and how to become involved with fighting insects the natural way: through planting flora that attract beneficial biological insects – or good bugs that eat bad bugs – to your garden. Guest speakers are Renee Prasad and Rick Kool.

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Song Chul Kim can now call himself an Olympian. The 44-year-old Burnaby resident is among the top 30 officials worldwide selected to judge the sport of taekwondo at the Summer Olympic Games in London in August. “They say winning an Olympic medal is like a gift from the God, so even being able to go as a referee I feel lucky,” said Kim, who has operated S.C. Kim’s Taekwondo at McKay and Kingsway for the past 17 years. “I can still say I was an Olympian. It’s great. It’s a dream come true.” But like most athletes, the road to the Games is no easier for officials. Kim was among six Canadian officials initially nominated by Taekwondo Canada. He then underwent further scrutiny at a number of selection camps, including four days of training in Baku, Azerbaijan in February for the lucky final 30 referees. Kim was shortlisted from a group of 51 Pan American referees at a regional camp held in Mexico City in April of last year. He was then chosen from a final group of 60 referees following further evaluation at the 2011 world championships, and world, Asian and European qualification tournaments. “It is quite hard to get selected and recommended. You have to perform well. Fairness is key,” said Kim, a seventh dan black belt, a senior first class official and considered one of the top referees in Canada. “Just being in (the

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It’s offical: Song Chul Kim of Burnaby is the only referee from Canada selected to officiate the sport of taekwondo at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, England. Olympic test event in London) was real exciting. My heart was beating. The pressure, the atmosphere, the lighting. It was really something else. I really had more desire to really be here,” Kim said. Kim immigrated to Canada and settled in Burnaby with his family in 1984,andattendedBurnaby North Secondary. He picked up taekwondo again and competed for seven years but never quite made it at the national level. He took the advice of one of his senior mentors and tried officiating. “I thought maybe I should try it, too,” he said.

“At the nationals, people lenge,” Kim added. “Winning a medal can said good things about be a lifechangmy refereeing, er. I felt those and I had a lot kind of things of good feedandhowimporback. Maybe “Winning a tant judging is. I’m doing well. Good judgeMaybe I should medal can be a ment is imporget involved.” As Kim pur- lifechanger. I felt tant. I have the responsibilsued this side those kind of ity for London of the sport, he 2012.” took the gravity things and how Kim will of his decisions important judgwork primarily to heart and as a centre ring felt deeply how ing is.” judge at the his judgements Olympics. As could affect the SONG CHUL KIM such, he will outcome of a Olympic TKD referee be in charge of match. overall match “More and more I wanted to take a management, including step up. It’s more of a chal- the first-ever use of video

replay and the new electronic body protection system worn by the fighters, which scores the kicks and blows. Fitness, focus and interpretation of the rules and penalties is crucial at the highest level. “As a Canadian referee I want to fare well, look good, make a good judgement and be a part of the Olympic Games,” said Kim. At the Olympic demonstration tournament held in London in December of last year, Kim had a glimpse of what he might expect at the Games. ◗TKD Page 36

Columbus to premier women’s cup final BY TOM BERRIDGE SPORTS EDITOR

Columbus will get another crack at the premier women’s juggernaut – Surrey United. The Burnaby-based Columbus club advanced to the championship final of the B.C. Soccer women’s Provincial A Cup final following a 1-0 victory over Prospect Lake last week. Alexis Heinz scored the gamewinning tally for Columbus on a spot penalty kick in the 60th minute after midfielder Christine Lyle was taken down in the penalty area.

Both teams knew little of each other, but Columbus took it to the No. 1 seed and Vancouver Island league champion in the early going but missed the mark on a number of chances. At the 35-minute mark, Prospect Lake had its opportunities, engineering back-to-back scoring chances on clear-cut chances but were stymied on both occasions by Columbus keeper Cassie Newbrook. “I was impressed by (Prospect Lake’s) work rate. They fought for every loose ball and were organized at the back, which made it tough for us to generate any clear

chances,” said Columbus head coach Matt Holbrook. After a scoreless first half, Columbus captain Jessica Fleming was moved to a wide wing position and quickly created a couple of chances for strikers Kristen Vanderpauw and Sarah Fitzmaurice. But both opportunities went wanting. Last weekend, Columbus made it to the final four after beating the Pacific Coast league Vancouver Thunderbirds 2-0. “These two cup wins to get us to the final have been very much on the backs of our experienced players,” said Holbrook.

“Alexis scored again today after her and fellow veteran Lindsay Sadgrove scored in last week’s quarter-finals.” Surrey won its semifinal match 1-0 over the North Shore Renegades. Columbus will now take on eight-time provincial champions Surrey United in the Provincial Cup final at Burnaby Lake Sports Complex-West on Saturday, May 12. Game time is 1:30 p.m. The venue will also include a full day of adult provincial finals in men’s and women’s soccer, including A, B, under-21 and masters’ divisional finals.

Five Burnaby Winter Club Bruins were snapped up with the top-23 picks in the Western Hockey League draft. As expected, Bruins’ centre Mathew Barzal was taken first overall by the Seattle Thunderbirds in the annual major junior draft of available 15 year olds. “(Seattle) gave me a call after selecting me and they just wanted to touch base. … Certainly I’m keeping my options open right now, but I can see myself someday in the future wearing a Seattle uniform,” Barzal told the Coquitlam NOW. Adam Musil, a 6-0 centre with the defending Western Canadian champion winter club, went sixth overall to the Red Deer Rebels. Burnaby-born Ty Ronning got his predraft wish when he was selected by the hometown Vancouver Giants with the 15th pick. The son of former NHL star Cliff Ronning got little sleep the night before the draft and was elated to learn he would be sticking close to home. “It was crazy. I’m very excited, very happy,” said the younger Ronning. “It was the best feeling I can ever know – happy, excited, blessed. It was very special. It was a dream come true. But it won’t stop here. I got to keep working.” Winter club defenceman Ty Schultz of New Westminster went with the following pick – taken 16th overall by the Medicine Hat Tigers. Goalie Nick McBride was grabbed by Prince Albert with the first pick of the second round, while BWC blueliner Domenic Masellis of Burnaby was a third-round pick by Swift Current. Having five winter club players taken in the top 51 shows the depth of the Bruins’ team and its coaching, said Ty. “Oh yeah, we had (John Batchelor) the best coach of all time. He develops kids in a great way,” Ty added. Burnaby Minor bantam centre Marcus Vela was a seventh-round pick of the Spokane Chiefs.

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Royals softball team splits series with Shoreline

The Douglas College Royals failed to gain ground on third-place Shoreline in the north division of the Northwest collegiate women’s softball league. The 7-7 Royals split a midweek doubleheader against the Washington State team on Tuesday, winning the opener 6-0 before dropping the nightcap 10-4. Kyla Myre earned the win in the opener, pitching a one-hitter while striking out 16 of the 24 batters she faced. Myre is currently sixth in overall league strikeouts

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At the Olympic demonstration tournament held in London in December of last year, Kim had a glimpse of what he might expect at the Games. Kim was officiating a match between hometown Olympic hopeful Aaron Cook and the world No. 2 from Spain, which went to a sudden-death fourth round. “It was back and forth and finished 10-10 after three rounds,” Kim remembered. “Cook scored first ( in the golden-point round and won). After I came out all the referees were standing and giving me a hand, saying I did a good job. It was a pleasing moment for me. I think that was the moment I remember.”

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Condos/ Townhouses


ED GOSS Park Georgia Realty

SELLING /BUYING Serving you for 28 years Call 604-644-0141


1 BDRM Condo in Chwk, 780sf, 55+ bldg, $88,000. (furnished) 604-219-8485 or 604-583-2510


New Westminster


Condos/ Townhouses


North Vancouver

N. VAN: Townhouse; 5 BR, 1800sf, $479,900. Condo’s: 1 BR ocean view, concrete $339,900. 1 BR, 680sf, updated $238,900. 1 BR, concrete, view $289,900. HIRA • Sutton• 604-318-9474

For Sale by Owner


THOM CREEK Ranch - House for Sale By Owner. In Chilliwack’s premier retirement complex. 2090 sq ft finished plus 294 unfinished ready to model. In the top row with superb, unspoilable views of the City, mountains and way beyond. Excellent Clubhouse. Friendly neighbours $440,000 negotiable. No HST. 604-824-1892

673 Homes 62 businesses FSBO Sell your home, only $99. 604-574-5243 Sry Fleetwood immaculate 1785sf 3br 2.5ba tnhouse $419,900 507-8186 id5525 S. Surrey Open House, Sun 2-4, #215, 2239-152st. beautifully updated 976sf 2br 2ba +55 condo $208K 542-0233 id5527

1706 612 5th Ave. Incredible views! 1086 sf. 1.5 baths. 1 BR + den. $299,000. Brian Erhardt, Royal LePage Coronation West, 604-649-4382. N. WEST: 2 BR, Sunny west exp, inste W/D + 4 appls, F/P, sec prkg, locker. Rentals/Pets OK. Near skytrain/transit. $215,500. HIRA • Sutton• 604-318-9474


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North Vancouver

Desirable North Vancouver Paul: 604-789-4924


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Tim Stephens' Astral Reflections Aries March 21 - April 19: Continue to chase money, seek more work at better pay, cultivate new clients, buy and sell. You have treated others with ambition (or caution) more than love, these past two years. You’ve wanted a “working partnership.” This will change in October, when more normally affectionate links return. Until then, you can improve relations by communicating – and by travelling to visit the other. But remember, in communicating, focus on ideas, not “facts.” Wisdom, gentle love and travel prospects arise Monday/Tuesday. Be ambitious midweek. Happiness, friends, flirtations Friday onward. Taurus April 20-May 20: Your energy, charisma, effectiveness and clout remain high. Don’t waste this time – get out, apply for a job, impress the boss, ask favours, start important projects. Think: what, realistically, would most improve your life? Set this as a goal, and begin the steps toward it. Sunday’s for relationships. Delve deep Monday/Tuesday: secrets, large finances, intimacy, lifestyle commitments and sexual desires all hold benefits. Wisdom, love, intellectual, travel and broadcasting themes bless you midweek – but they run into opposition Thursday noon. Be ambitious Friday/Saturday. Gemini May 21-June 20: Lie low, rest and recuperate. June will begin one of the luckiest, most expansive years of your life, so get your beauty sleep now, physically and emotionally. Home continues to be a bit friction-prone. You remain attractive to others. Tackle routine chores (nothing new) Sunday. This night and Monday/Tuesday feature relationships – be diplomatic, co-operate. Midweek brings depths, mysteries, and potential profit. Subconscious desires rise to the surface. But after 9 a.m. Thursday (PDT) fortify against problems, rather than expand. A gentle, mellow mood sweetens Friday/Saturday.

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS WALTER HAROLD WARNER, otherwise known as WALTER H. WARNER and WALTER WARNER, Deceased NOTICE is hereby given that creditors and others having claims against the estate of the abovenoted deceased, formerly of Burnaby, B.C., are required to send full particulars of such claims to the undersigned executor at Box 10083, Pacific Centre, 700 West Georgia Street, 18th Floor, Vancouver, B.C., V7Y 1B6, on or before the 4th day of June, 2012, after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to claims that have been received. THE CANADA TRUST COMPANY, Executor



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Cancer June 21-July 22: News – of a friendship, perhaps a light romance prospect – arrives over the next few weeks. But it might arrive too late for you to do anything about it. Be inquisitive, contact those you haven’t seen for awhile, etc. This is a month of popularity, social delights, flirtations and entertainment – visit, invite, join or create a party. Sunday’s romantic: enjoy the beauty of nature. Tackle chores Monday/Tuesday (start no tasks Sunday night). Relationships, exciting meetings and opposition might both come midweek. Be diplomatic: love is possible. Intimacy, finances Friday/Saturday. Leo July 23-Aug. 22: Until early July, money will come: bank it; only buy essentials. In the weeks ahead (through June) a former friend or “lite lover” might return. Spend Sunday at home or in nature. Romance, a creative surge, speculation, joys with children fill Monday/Tuesday. Tackle chores Wednesday/Thursday. Relationships, exciting meetings, perhaps a challenge, arrive Friday/Saturday. Be diplomatic – realize partners or competitors have more sway than you do, right now, over the “big people.” For this entire week, be ambitious, forward your career, seek to impress bosses or launch strong projects. Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Bosses, parents still favour you, although they’ll be indecisive through late June, leaving you wondering which way they want you to go. But the “favour” lasts right into early August, so you’ll have sufficient time to firm things up. In fact, despite the slowness and dead-ends of your career over the last year, these bosses are considering you for a promotion. It likely won’t come through until September onward, so be on your good behaviour. (Best isn’t attainable right now, you’re too intense.) All week, welcome love, legal, travel openings. Your sexuality radiates midweek.

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★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: Though legal matters might have bugged you over the past 14 months, a kind of healing entered in April, and continues into August. At the very least, you feel less traumatized; perhaps you’ve started to forgive your “enemy.” By September onward, you might even begin winning the suit. (Chances switch from 80 per cent against you, to 80 for you.) Talk comes, about sex, intimacy, or financial situations. You might seize a major success, in money or intimacy, by May 11 to 14. Sunday’s shopping yields empty results. Forgo it. Travel, talk Monday/Tuesday. Home, midweek. Romance, Friday on. Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Exciting relationships and exciting opportunities – welcome these wherever they appear. Someone you know might hold a “gold key” for you.You’re energetic,charming Sunday,but don’t tackle new things. Money, earnings, purchases, possessions – and a sensual urge – fill Monday/Tuesday. Chase what you want! Travel, communications, errands and paperwork arise Tuesday night to Thursday. Don’t invest, these few days. Home, children, property, security and retirement come into focus Friday/ Saturday. Someone who talks more than usual, wants something with (not from) you. Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Bosses are shorttempered, but peers are sweet and affectionate. Be careful – don’t get involved with the boss, nor mix sex and power. (If you ever act unethically in a career, you’ll likely abandon that career sooner than later.) This is a good week to tackle big chores, and to buy machinery (Monday to Wednesday, and Saturday evening). Lie low, rest Sunday. Your energy and charisma return this night to Tuesday. Start things Monday. Chase money, spend and “recount possessions” Wednesday/Thursday. DON’T invest. Friends, short trips, communications grow lively Friday/Saturday.

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May 6 - 12, 2012 Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: A trend of romance, creativity, speculation, art, beauty, charming kids, still fills your days. Of course, romance will only come in as far and wide as your expectation or hope. Resentment or despair can defeat the best of prospects. Coworkers are affectionate. Still, wait until September onward to make a bid for a workplace “appointment” (e.g., union designation or promotion). Be optimistic, social Sunday. Retreat this eve for contemplation and rest – to Tuesday eve. Then, you’ll emerge strong, vibrant and ready to start things Wednesday/Thursday – do! Money, late week. Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Take power naps. You’re in “hibernation mode” these weeks. You could be building to a lucky climax in real estate, home, family, security, retirement, agriculture, gardening and similar zones. Remember, this luck only lasts to early June, so if you want/need a better home, get out and look for it a.s.a.p. An opportunity virtually confronts you this week (it reaches peak intensity May 13). Cool your jets Sunday: results are elusive. Your optimism, popularity and social joys grow Monday/Tuesday. Retreat, rest, study and think midweek. Your energy, charisma return Friday/Saturday. Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: This is a busy but not important time. Messages surround you, you run repeated errands. Two areas are important: relationships, which remain more intense until early July) and family/real estate,which have begun to please you but might still hold a “trap” until late August. Take advantage of relationships (form money partnerships) now forward, but hold off on major home/realty action until September onward. Sunday’s mellow. Be ambitious Tuesday/Wednesday. Wishes come true, popularity soars, Wednesday/Thursday. Retreat, rest and plan late week. Soon, good career news. • Reading: 604-727-3673

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BURNABY South; CORNER 8810sq ft lot 3 BR 1200sf home. $999,000. No agents. 604-439-7554


QUEENS PARK Heritage Home, 5 bdrms + family room, updated bthrms, custom kitchen + eating area, lrg living & dining, wood flrs thru out, 2 fireplaces, full bsmt, new roof & eaves, newer paint, garage & carport, lane access, 44 x 137 lot. $948,000. 410 5th St. Martin 604-220-2129


3BDRM/2.5BTH 3875 Bedwell Bay Road, Waterfront Access, 1/4 dock share $999,000 Call: (604) 328-8127 email:

OPEN HOUSE Sun May 6th 1-4pm. 30 - 45752 Stevenson Rd Chwk, $438,500 55+ Gated Complex. 604-858-8608

OPEN HOUSE Sundays 1-3PM 9420 Woodbine St, Chilliwack 45+ Rancher in Quiet Gated Community, 2 BR, 2 f/bath, all appls, 1200sf, dble garage, maint free yard, strata fee $136mo. Walk to amens. $234,900. Motivated. 1 604 625-3498


Langley/ Aldergrove

7243 199 Street, Langley Beautiful 4 BR family home with legal bsmt ste, central location, $629,000. Sutton West Coast RUPE MANN 778 240-7914


Maple Ridge/ Pitt Mead.

DEVELOPMENT POTENTIAL (Maple Ridge) 5 acres w/ no water course owner occupied 2 storey home in Thornhill’s designated Urban Reserve, $1,550,000. No real estate commission. Please call 778-858-8825



HOUSE ON 1/2 acre lot, rented, future developement, good investment. $695K 604-324-0655 WANTED We Buy Homes & Town Homes anywhere in the Lower Mainland. NO real estate commission. Please call 778-858-8825


Lots & Acreage

TEXAS USA BEST BUY! Take over 20 acres in scenic West Texas, $395 per acre, $99 per month. Call 1-800-875-6568


Mobile Homes

− Great Location & Quiet − LANGLEY / BROOKSWOOD 2 BR single mobile, OWN lot, storage shed, 55 + Park. Pet OK. RV Parking. Maint fee $100/mo. $131,900. Agents ok. Open to Offer. By OWNER. 604-309-5974

PRE OWNED, 2004 DW 24x44. Immaculate. Large windows, fridge, stove & security system. Asking $59,900.00. Brookswood Homes Ltd. 604 530-9566


Okanagen/ Interior


Out Of Town Property

Fabulous Summer Home Terrific Retirement Home Country Bed & Breakfast $537,500 USD

Call or visit us online today to discover the latest listings in your favourite neighbourhoods!

BBY, BRENTWOOD. Big 2 BR, new carpets, kitchen, appls & bathroom. $1250 incl ht & h/w. Adult oriented bldg. Ns/np. Avail May 15. Call 604-841-6984 BBY, Lougheed Mall. 1 BR $850. Avail June 1. Incl heat & hot water. ns/np, newly reno’d, storage, 604-779-3882

2BDRM suite $1150. Utilities +Wifi included.Near Transit/SFU/ Mall.Pets OK.Call 778-828-6731 BURNABY HEIGHTS 1 BR apt. Available May 1st No Pets $750 Monthly Call 604-944-2977 Mon-Fri

AMBER ROCHESTOR 545 Rochester Ave, Coq

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

9418 Marshall Rd, Bow, WA

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

Robert & Nancy Chaney, (for sale by owners) 1-(360)395-5525.

REAL ESTATE Opportunities in USA - Commercial & Residential Retail building in Lynden WA $329,900; Profitable antique & gift business $95,000. 4 BR, 3 bath 3,524 Sq Ft home in Bellingham $350,000. Many other great buys. MacDonough Real Estate 360-733-3308


Recreation Property

3/4 ACRE lot on Fraser River, 8 km outside Lillooet on highway 12. Beautiful view with 90 ft. of river frontage. Drilled well. Build your dream home or cottage. 3.5 hrs from Vancouver. $89,000. Mark Rawson, Re/Max Sea to Sky R.E. Lillooet. 250-256-1898.

Sunshine Coast

Sunshine Coast near ferry bright 1 BR, 1 bath w/shower, 30’ Trailer, 55+, 2 decks, shed, priv yd. Great getaway or live yr round. Pad rent incls: heat/elec/ 9 hole golf course, excerise rm, licensed clubhouse, w/d/shower facil. $9,500obo. 604-312-3025


COQ 1 BR apt $740 & 2 BR $970, h/water & parking included, quiet complex, no pets. 778-316-4777.

COQ Austin & Blue Mnt. Bach $620, May 1. 1 BR $700, avail now. Near transit. 778-865-6696 NEW WEST. 1 BR & 2 BR. From $785 to $1125. Nicely upgraded building. Call 604-724-8353

NEW WEST, SYLVIA APTS. Large 1 BR’s $785; includes heat/ hot water, deluxe cable. Laundry/ storage/park’g avail. Near transit. Quiet area. NS/NP. Onsite / Owner managed • 604-521-4180 PO CO 2 BR apt $780 & $800/mo. Quiet-family complex, No Pets! Avail now. Call 604-464-0034 PORT COQ, Dwnt, new 3 BR Apt, 2 full baths, 2 sec u/g prkg, in ste laundry, all new appls incls micro wave, patio, corner unit. June 1, $1400/mo. NS/NP. 604-464-5973

office: 604- 936-3907



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

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

401 Westview St, Coq

555 Cottonwood Ave, Coq

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

office: 604- 936-1225





552 Dansey Ave, Coq

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


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

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

BBY BRENTWOOD, 1 BR bsmt, incls utils, ns/np, $650. Avail Now. 604-255-1229, 604-377-8862

22588 Royal Crescent Ave, Maple Ridge

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

1 BR $775. 2 BR $950. 3 BR from $1150. Rent incls heat, hot water & prkg. Family Living. On site daycare available. Near Cottonwood Park, Basketball Court & Skytrain. No pets.

604 939-0944



Accepting applications for waiting list for 1 BR’s & 2 BR’s - suits couples. Very reasonable unit fees. Adult oriented high rise. Pool, exercise room & workshop. No pets. Participation mandatory, $2000 share purchase required. Enquiries to Membership Committee



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


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office: 604- 939-8905 cell: 604- 916-0261

NEW WEST. 5 BR hse, top 2 lvls, fncd yrd. $2000 incls all util. Jun 1, Cat OK, N/S. 604-780-0048



Bachelor & 1 BR apartments. Includes heat, h/w & cable. U/grnd prkg avail. No pets. Call 604-521-2866 or 604-619-5323

Close to Transportation, Schools & S.F.U.

POCO 3644 McRae Cres. SxS Duplex, 2000sf, 3 BR up, 1 BR down, 5 appls, carport. NS/NP. $1500. Avail now. 604-464-1072



1 bdrm from 850

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


Residential neighborhood. Close to parks and public transit. Hardwood floors.

RENTALS 778-801-1613

Move In Bonus 810 ST. ANDREWS ST.


Beautifully landscaped grounds with views of Fraser river. Outdoor swimming pool and close to parks and shopping.

RENTALS 778-727-0209

320-9th St, New West

CALL 604 715-7764

Bayside Properties Services


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

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.


Refreshingly Clean Meticulously Maintained

Surrey Gardens Apartments for your new one bedroom home



Owner Managed. Sorry, No Pets.

Call to view! 604-589-7040


BBY BRENTWOOD 2 BR bsmt, incls utils, w/d, ns/np, $1150. May 1. 604-377-0608, 604-299-5689

BBY East , 2 BR grd lev, 1100 sq ft, radiant heat, share w/d, near school & bus. $900 + utils. Avail now. N/s, no dogs. Suits family 604-521-1008 or 604-789-6318

Located in Burnaby near Lougheed Town Centre

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

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

BBY BRAND NEW 1 BR g/l ste. $750 incls utls/cbl. No w/d. Now. By bus. NS/NP. 604-524-0950


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

1300 King Albert, Coq

BBY 11th Ave / 2nd St, 2BR g/lvl, everything new, granite kitch & bath. Near school, bus. NS/NP. $1000 incls utils sh’d laundry or $800 without lndry. 604-526-8798


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

415 Westview St, Coq

Suites/Partial Houses

BBY 1 BR ste $750 & 2 BR $950. 1 pkng each, sm pet ok, n/s, nr Edmonds s/train. 604-777-1767





Call 604- 421-1222

1 Bdrm from $900 2 Bdrm from $1140

GETAWAY ON GALIANO ISLAND (Lt.27 Stewart Rd). Completely furnished home & cabin on .9 acre w/private beach, deep water mourage, $999,000. 604-802-8711. View website for more info, photos & virtual tour:


PORT COQUITLAM. Atkins Park Place. Adult oriented. Bachelor suite. Quiet building. Walking distance to bus, library, West Coast Express and shopping. $580/mo. Call 604-944-8697

815 - 5th Ave, New West


604-444-3000 •


* 2,750 sqft./ on .95 acres* * 4 Bedrooms * 3.25 Bathrooms * Oversized 2 Car Garage * Carport & Outbuilding * Drive onto Beautiful Samish Island, just North of Anacortes, Wa., to this custom Craftsman home with 25 feet of waterfront with adjacent road access. Park like setting. Two level exotic wood deck with views of Padilla Bay. Master with high ceilings, walk in closet, attached bath and solid Carerra marble surfaces. Bonus room upstairs. Extensive hardwoods, solid fir doors, walkin pantry, plenty of indoor storage, maple cabinets. For more information pls call:

★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★ Exclusive & Private Lake Shore Cottage, for all info: $329,000 ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★ 10 ACRES OF OKANAGAN VIEW PROPERTY FOR SALE There are several suitable building sites on the property with spectacular views of city of Penticton, and both Lakes. Power at lot line and only 10 minutes from the full service Hospital. This beautiful property is being sold by the owner at only $299,000. Contact: for further details, or call 250-493-5737.


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

CULTUS LAKE beautiful year round RV site grt location, low fees, all ament., $117,500. 1-604-795-9785


MISSION MULTI family 10 legal rental homes on 6.5 acres, with $92,000 net income. $1,099,000 604-838-8692

EXCEPTIONAL LAKEVIEW Lots from $140,000. Nice trees. No time limit to build. Owner wants to retire. Will carry financing. Also: 1 spectacular 3 acre parcel $390,000. 1-250-558-7888

Port Moody



Okanagen/ Interior

New Westminster

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BBY HIGHGATE 3 BR hse, full bath, fenced back yd, pets neg, $1800. N/S. Jun 1. 604-463-0029

STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN ● No Qualification - Low Down ● CHILLIWACK - 9557 Williams, 3 bdrm, 1 bath, cozy HOUSE on

49’x171’lot, Exc investment. $888/M VANCOUVER - 1066 East 8th Ave

1br Mt. Pleasant Condo, Quiet, Cental Area, Solid Bldg...$788/M ABBOTSFORD - 2087 Lonsdale, Handy man special house, 3bd w/ 2bd Ste, Quiet Area...$1,388/M RICHMOND - 8031 Ryan Rd, 3br Condo, Quiet, Spacious Top Flr, Cental, Convenient Area...$888/M Call Kristen today (604)786-4663

4BDRM/2BTH New West House 2100 sqft, f/p, patio, upper deck, parking, laundry, util. incl, call or txt $2,300 Monthly Call: (250) 317-4783


Miscellaneous Rentals




BBY ROOM avail, w/d, n/s, n/p. Prof person. $475 incls utils, parking. Avail now. 778-710-1485


Shared Accommodation


New Westminster

LRG 1 BR, furnished clean quiet safe, nr skytrain, $500 incl utls Immed. Female working/student only, N/S & N/P. 778-861-8238

BBY, HIGHGATE. Bright bachelor suite. Ns/np. $550 incl hydro/ cable. Avail now. 604-522-6773 BBY HTS lge furnished quiet 1 BR g/lvl ste, incls heat, w/d, net, nr bus. Nr SFU, Cap College, BCIT. Great for students. 1 person $575; 2 people $700. N/S. Avail June 1. 604-298-6667 BBY N Holdom/Union 2 BR upper, 1800sf, w/d, d/w, lg deck, ns/ np. 1 person $1375 or 2 $1575. Incl utils. Jun 1. 778- 898-5159 BBY N New 1 BR glvl ste, sound proof, f/ba, wd, $750/mo incl util/ cbl, n/p, n/s, Now, 604 708-1010 COQ 1 BR + DEN, priv ent, own w/d, incls hydro & gas, nr mall & bus, ns/np, $950. 604-552-4246 COQ CENTRE, 2 BR, new kitch, sh’d W/D, $850+shd utls. NS/NP. Jun 1. Nr transit. 604-218-8164 COQ: COMO Lk/Poirier, on quiet street, 1 BR gr lev, sh’d W/D, alarm, new paint & carpets. Suits 1 quiet person. Cat ok. N/S. $750 incl utls, cbl, net. 778-233-8272 Coq Ctr Lrg 2Br + den grd flr, nr amens, incl cbl & lndry, n/s, Jun 1. $1100 + 1/3 utils, 604-941-9825 COQ WEST New 2 BR bsmt, n/p, n/s, $1000 incls utils & cbl, May 1. 604-937-6692, 604-727-4549

NEW WEST, Queensborough. Clean & spac. 1 BR. $625 incl hydro. No laundry. Near bus, park, shops, schools. Avail now. N/S & N/P. 604-306-3057 NEW WEST, Queensborough. Newly reno’d Lrg 1 BR. $700 incl util & sat tv. Np. 778-829-7675 POCO MARYHILL, Bach ste, priv ent, cable, net & utils incls, $650, n/p, no drugs. nr all ammens, Refs. June 1st. 604-941-9021

1BDRM/1BTH Bsmt ste $975 1000sqft abv grnd,alarm,sep laun, dw, May1. 604-526-4022


Townhouses Rent


(Coquitlam Centre area)

2 BR & 3 BR Townhouse

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



TOWNHOMES Professionally managed family townhome complex on 28 acres located in beautiful Port Moody. Spacious 2 BR & 3 BR units, 5 appls, inste W/D, walk out bsmt, 1 parking. Cat friendly.

Contact 604-939-0221



ALARM 604-463-7919 Systems Ltd.



* RENOS * Bsmt refinish * Drywall * Bath Tiles * Windows * Doors * Stairs. Call Norm 604-437-1470 *STRUCTURAL CHANGES*, framing, finishing, repairs. Professional & precise, 778-233-0559



A QUALITY CLEANING -7 days/ wk res/comm, senior discount low rate 778-998-9127 778-239-9609

A.S.B.A. ENTERPRISE. Comm/ Res. Free Est. $25/hour includes supplies. Insured. 604-723-0162



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

Flooring/ Refinishing


Hardwood Floor Refinishing Repairs & Staining Installation Free Estimates

Century Hardwood Floors 604-376-7224



Able Boys Landscaping Ltd. bobcat, turf, cedar fence, paving stones, ashphalt 604-377-3107 Greenworx Redevelopment Inc. Hedges, Pavers, Ponds & Walls, Returfing, Demos, Drainage, Jackhammering. Old Pools Filled in, irrigation. 604.782.4322


Lawn & Garden


HARDWOOD FLOOR SERVICES Sanding & Refinishing Installation Quality Workmanship Free Estimates Fully Licensed & Insured


I’m a neighbour of yours... Lawn Contracts • Full Service ❏ Weed / Moss Control ❏ Hedge Trim’g / Pruning ❏ Yard & Garden Clean-up ❏ The Vegetable Patch Call Dan • 604-862-4678

D J GardenScape

Artistry of Hardwood Floors

EZ CLEANING. Bonded/insured. $20/hour. Vancouver, Richmond, Burnaby/N. West. 604-505-0108 TOO BUSY TO CLEAN? Leave it to us to clean your home or office. $27/hour. 604-362-0962


Refinish, sanding, install, dustless Prof & Quality work 604-219-6944 Golden Hardwood & Laminate & Tiles. Prof install, refinishing, sanding & repairs. 778-858-7263

Remove Place & Finish. All Carpentry. No Job too Small. Friendly Family Run Business Serving you since 1957.

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

604-240-3408 CONCRETE WORK of any kind. Third generation. Call Mike at 604-945-8717 cel 604-318-3649


MY THREE SONS DRYWALL Renovations, Repairs, Texture. Call Dad 604-780-8560

HARDWOOD Refinishing plenty of experience,flexible pricing! Peter:(604) 329-4498

#1113 LOW COST ELECTRIC Comm/Res/Panel change Heating. Lic & Bonded. 604-522-3435

D & W ELECTRICAL Comm/Res/Ind. All electrical. Lic & Bonded. WCB. 778-862-0098 ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR: Exp, friendly, reliable. Specializing in replacing old nob & tube wiring. Lic.#50084. 604-725-4535

Electrician Lic#95323, Bonded, Affordable Com/Res. No Job too small. 25 yrs exp. 604 727-2306 FCE ELECTRIC - All types of electrical work - new construction & maintenance 604-861-2647 YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guar’d. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899





NO HST! til MAY 31

(max. $400)

• Gutter Installation, Cleaning & Repairs • Roofing & Roof Repairs • Moss Control, Removal & Prevention 25 year Warranteed Leaf & Needle Guard WCB – Fully Insured 100% Money Back Guarantee



Moving & Storage



1, 3, 5, 7 or 10 Ton $ From Licenced & Insured Local & Long Distance

FREE ESTIMATES Seniors Discount


A1 Steve’s Gutter Cleaning & Repair from $98. Gutters vacuumed/hand clean. 604-524-0667 PRESSURE WASHING, Gutter Cleaning and Repairs Call George • 778-859-7793



A Semi Retired Tradesman For Small Repairs & Alterations. Richard • 604-377-2480


A-LOCAL MOVERS. No job too small! Furniture assembly avail. Delivery & pick-up. 604-307-8603 AMI MOVING ★ 5 ton cube. Starting at $49/hour. Local & long distances. 24/7 ★ 604-617-8620


BROTHERS MOVING & Delivery Local & Long Distance 604-720-0931 Best rates.

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

Call Mr. Van 604-726-9741

Park’s Landscaping

Gardening Services Lawn Maintenance Landscape Design Residential & Commercial William KIM • 28 years exp.


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 604-723-2468; Tran the Gardener. Lawns, aeration, power raking, cutting, trimming, cleanups. Very reliable.

WEE HAUL Moving/Rubbish Removal Low Rates. 778-968-3001


Oil Tank Removal


TANKTECH Certified Oil Tank Removal & Remediation Specialists. res/com. Free est. 604-328-1234

Painting/ Wallpaper


Magic Star Painting

Spring Specials 3 ROOMS $


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



Free Estimates

Call Now: 780-6510

ALLQUEST PAINTING Quality Work You Can Trust! Interior & Exterior ★ UNBEATABLE PRICES ★ Free Est. / Written Guarantee

Landscaping A & W Landscape • Clean-ups, Disposal, Pruning, GUTTERS Seniors Disc. Al @ 604-783-3142

Lawn Contracts • Full Service • Specials on Power Raking Now Call Dan • 604-862-4678

Best Value Gardening Full Lawn Care. Cut fr $20. Pwr rake, hedge trim. 20 yrs exp. 604-719-6832

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

JIM’S MOWING 604-310-JIMS (5467)

Fully Insured 20 years experience Call 604Free Estimates


• New Construction • Re-paint Interior / Exterior We Provide the High-End Quality! WCB Insured • Free Estimates Call Henry


DJ PAINTING, Int/Ext. Com/Res. Drywall repair. Free ests. Cell: 604-417-5917, 604-258-7300

MAGIC PAINTING 604-315-7070 We do it right the first time. 30 years exp, references avail. ★ QUAYSIDE PAINTING ★ 3 rooms $250.00 (604) 727-0043


Paving/Seal Coating

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

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



NORTH WEST ROOFING Re-Roofing & Repair. WCB & liability insur. Jag, 778-892-1530 Samra Bros. Roofing Ltd. 40 yrs+ Cedar / Fiberglass / Torch On Free Estimates. 604-946-4333

Bill 604-298-1222


• Framing • Flooring • Finishing Carpentry • Decks & Fencing •T i l i n g Senior discount

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

All Work Guaranteed

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


All Renovations & Additions, Ins. Quality Work


Tiling • Electrical • Carpentry All jobs BIG & small. Licensed • Insured • WCB - Pacific Core -


A1 CONTRACTING. Bsmt, bath, kitchen cabinets, tiling, painting & decks. Dhillon, 604-782-1936 ALLQUEST PAINTING Quality Work You Can Trust! 778 997-9582

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




Plumbing Ltd

Res - Com Professional Service FLAT RATE 7 DAYS/WK

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


Plumbing, Heating, Plugged drains. Ironman Plumbing 604-510-2155

$59/HR Lic’d/Ins. Exp & friendly Clogged drains, plumbing, small jobs OK! Call 24/7! 604-805-2488

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



Power Washing

SMART CLEANING Janitorial, Pressure Washing, Window Cleaning. 604-862-9797


Renovations & Home Improvement


Bill 604-298-1222

❏ 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

Student Works

Disposal & Recycling Trips start at


B i n s f ro m 5 - 3 0 y a rd s a v a i l .

John 778-288-8009

10% OFF with this ad w w w.student

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

HANDYMAN, Reno’s, Carpentry, H/W Flrs, Home Repairs, etc. Rob 604-307-6715 (Bby/New West/Coq) Moon Const Building Services. Specialize in Concrete, Forming & Framing. Call Patrick 218-3064




Yard clean up + hedge trimming. Bby/NW areas. 778-859-8760 DISPOSAL BINS: All bins are $199 + dump fees. 604-306-8599 PATRICK’S Rubbish Removal Constr/drywall/concrete. Garden/ leaf clean-up. Call 604-808-1652

(max. $400)

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

Rubbish Removal

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

NO HST! til MAY 31

PLUMBER • Reno’s •Rough-ins •Fixtures •H/W Tanks •Gas •Service. ★ 778-227-1119

Rubbish Removal


New • Additions • Renovations Licenced, insured and bonded 25+ years exp. 604-936-0404


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




Interior/Exterior Specialist



30 yrs exp.

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

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





Renovations & Home Improvement


BEST PAINTING. Repair drywall. Repaint Specialist. Interior/Ext. Free estimates. 604-724-9953





● Oil Tank Removal ● Recommended ● Insured ● Reasonable Rates

Top Quality Quick Work


Reno’s & Home Improvements Kitchen & Baths, Tiling, Electrical, Carpentry +. WCB. 604-518-2948


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

Best West fast, 7 days/week, short notice moves, great rates. Call 604-319-1010

CLIFF 604.931.0825


45 We accept Visa, Mastercard & Interac

• Lawn Cutting • Power Raking • Rototiling & Pruning • Hedge Trimming • Power Washing • Open to odd jobs Free Est, Established Since 1997 Licensed Business, reasonable rates


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

Power rake/aerate/lawn mow/ clean-up/garden/hedge/trim/ prune. Qual low $. 778-241-9706

Garden Maintenance Lawn Care

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


LAWNS MOWED, gardening, yard clean-up, power raking, aerating, hedges, gutters, rubbish. Seniors’ discount! 604-773-0075


Residential and Commercial • Lawn Mowing • Gardening • Power Raking • Hedge Trim • Pruning • Lawn Repairs

Painting/ Wallpaper


Painting Contractor Residential / Commercial

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



EXCAVATING & BOBCAT SERVICES • Garage Teardowns • Demolition • Driveway Widening • Concrete & Asphalt Removal • Landscape Removal • Yard Leveling & Clean Up • Digging & Trenching • Dirt Removal • Retaining Wall • 10-40 Yard Disposal Bins

Lawn Maint, Comm/Res. 20 yrs exp. power rake, aerating. Free est. Reliable Reas. 604-649-9965

Experienced Movers ~ 2 Men $55 ~

Free Est. 604-779-6978



LAWN CUTTING from $20, power raking, trimming, yard clean up. Wesley 604 551-5547


Concrete Installation • Refinishing • Repairs ART of HARDWOOD FLOORS 604-240-3344


Lawn Maintenance Power Raking Moss Control Trimming Spring Cleanup Call for our SPRING SPECIALS 604-589-8527 604-771-4636

Lawn & Garden



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• Roofing & Roof Repairs • Duroid, Cedar, Torch-on • Moss Control, Removal & Prevention • Gutter Installation, Cleaning & Repairs

WCB – Fully Insured 100% Money Back Guarantee


Tried & True Since 1902

Call for a free estimate:


Visit us online to receive a special discount:

STORMRIDER ROOF REPAIRS • Concrete Tiles • Cedar Shakes • Asphalt Shingles • Skylights & Rain Gutters 604-803-2808

A Eastcan Roofing & Siding Ltd Re-Roof, Repair. Ins. WCB. BBB. 604-562-0957 or 604-961-0324 A Eastwest Roofing & Siding Re-roofing, Gutter, Free Est, BBB Member, 10% disc, Seniors Disc, 604-812-9721, 604-783-6437 MY THREE SONS ROOFING Duroid, Re-Roofing and Repairs. Call Dad 604-780-8560


Stucco/Siding/ Exterior




My Three Sons Contracting Ceramic & Porcelain tile installations. Call Dad 604-780-8560 PTV HOME RENOVATIONS Porcelain, Slate, Granite. Bath & Kitchens. Santo 778-235-1772


Tree Services


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

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


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


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

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Collectibles & Classics




Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes


Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks


Sports & Imports

2011 CADILLAC CTS (Luxury. Leather, Panaramic Sunroof, Mags, 10 to clear)....MSRP $45,645 Now $29,995 1-888-812-2511 1968 THUNDERBIRD 429 quadra jet, 2 dr cpe, reblt mtr, new brakes &lines & paint, $9,500 604-376-8363

1969 FORD Falcon Futura 302 auto, fully restored, immac paint & body, numerous high performance options. $13,500. Photos at Call 604-307-0201

1977 FORD F250 Super Cab, Camper Special, collector plates, 351 c.i. Cleveland motor, 86,500 orig mi, P.S., P.B., A.T., AM/FM radio, bench seat, matching canopy, shop manuals, extra parts, 2nd owner for 32 yrs, Asking $12,000 Rick @ 604-463-8059


2010 KAWASAKI Vulcan 900 custom, 5200km, mint, extras, wrty. $7000, 604 556-8862

1992 CADILLAC Deville, navy blue, alarm, michelin tires, good cond. $1850. 604-732-6991 1995 FORD Mustang convertible, new top, Aircared, V6, auto, good cond $3200. 604-984-7574






1997 PORSCHE 911 C2S Wide body. Silver on black. Last of the air cooled, hand built 911’s. Tiptronic. Mint cond. Many extras! 117K km. $36,999. 604-630-2500


ALEX’S TOWING FREE SCRAP CAR REMOVAL No Wheels, No Problem CASH for some complete cars OPEN 24 hrs includes holidays MIKE 604-872-0109 ★ FREE TOWING ★ up to $500 CASH Today!

604-728-1965 John 2005 ASTON Martin DB9. 'James Bond style car!' Silver metallic. 23,000 km. 6.0, V12, 450 hp. New tires. 1 owner. You deserve the best! $87,980. 604-781-7614. 2007 BMW 525I, black, loaded, leather, sunroof, very clean, 122K, $24,900. 604-999-4097

2007 BMW 335 coupe 62km 1 ownr, mint cond, leather, auto, sunroof, Sports Package & Prem Package $32,900. 604-6167727

Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

2002 Toyota Sequoia Automatic 305,000 kms 1 owner, top condition, all records, new Michelins. $13,900 email:

#1 FREE Scrap Vehicle Removal Ask about $500 Credit!!! $$ PAID for Some 604.683.2200 AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash paid for full sized vehicles. 604-518-3673


Services & Repairs

Is your Vehicle A/C Not Working?

Avoid Costly repairs, let us tune up your original a/c system. Save lots of $$$ Guaranteed Results!

2007 PIAGGIO scooter MP3-250, silver, practically new, less than 500 km, fuel injected engine, security lock, new battery, $4300. Call Don 604-987-9166

2007 TOYOTA Yaris, 4 door hatchback, 78K, automatic. Well maintained, reliable and excellent on gas. Brand new tires, A/C, power locks and windows. $10,500. Call 778-239-7112

1993 Toyota Hilux Surf SSR-X 3.0L RHD 99,645km Auto, Bluetooth Stereo, Rmt Strt, Recarro Seats. $8,500 (778) 863-8434


Sports & Imports

1994 PONTIAC Trans Am GT red with grey int., well maint., lady driven $4800. Serious inquires only. Ph 604-997-2583


2005 HUNTER 33 Sailboat, $95,900. Moored @ Point Roberts. Call Greg 778-686-5299 Aluminum Boat Wanted, 10, 12 or 14 ft, with or without motor or trailer. Will pay $. 604-319-5720


2001 26.6 Frontier Plainsmen with slide ’00 FORD 350 V10, 133 kms. Grt cond. $24,000 both. 604-824-2362 2001 27 ft Ford Class C RV, tow pack, V10 pwr, island bed, ent ctre, slp 4, 82K,as new $21,000 due to illness 604-929-7575 2002 WINNEBAGO Sova, fiberglass roof, 51,400 kms, kitchen slide, awning, tow bar incl, 4K gen, $42,000. 604-943-2583 2004 PLEASUREWAY Plateau M/H, Mercedes Benz diesel, Mi. 61,588K, Immac cond & loaded. Ph Peter 1-604-357-3918 2006 26FT Grand Surveyor queen bed, a/c, etc. Light weight. $11,900 obo. 604 596-7060

1990 FORD 24’ Class C Glendale Royal Classic m/h, $8500. 88,000 org kms, well maint., Ph Art 604-858-5909

2008 SPORTSMEN 28’ 5th wheel, all equip’d, spotless. Reduced $19,900. 604-230-2728

1995 FLEETWOOD Class A 28’ fully equipped, comfortable, reliable very gd cond 118,000km, $10,300 or may swap for smaller RV or vehicle similar value. 604-846-8125

VW Westfalia - 1990 One owner. 180,000 kms. Nice shape. $12,000. Call: (604) 341-6574

1995 SEA Breeze 31 (Class A) Fully equipped, exc. cond., tow car avail $22,500 obo 604-746-5898'

2002 GMC Adventurer. Great camping with snowbird option! 106,000 kms Excellent 20’ motorhome. Sleeps 4, with oven, microwave, fridge & new stereo system. Low km, little used. $20,000. (604) 833-4537

2008 HONDA Civic, 4 dr, silver, auto, 60,000kms, excl cond, fully loaded, $11,500. 604 518-3166 2011 HYUNDAI ACCENT GL 4 dr, loaded. 25,500 km. $11,795. Exc cond. 1-604-793-5520 (5961)

1996 10’ Slumber Queen camper, north south bed for ext cab, loaded. $6500. Ph 604-858-2617

2003 MERCEDES CLK 320, 105k, 2nd owner, no acc. mint, local, $14,250. 604-626-8009

1996 ITASCA Class A M/H 28ft, new awning, exc cond. 100,000 kms. $16,000 obo. 604-574-3141

ROAD RANGER 5TH WHEEL 24 FT. Rear bath, queen bed, new tires. New cond. $11,950. Call: (604) 325-7871 or email:

KIA MAGENTIS 2008 lx V6 auto 200 hp - 20,300 km. Only $12,500. Chwk 604-847-3297 NEED CHEAP AUTOBODY ? 604-341-7738

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks 1995 BMW 328I Convertible, 88,000kms, leather int, new tires/ brakes, $7,999. 604 536-4293



1988 CHEV 20 work van, 3/4 ton, Aircared, original owner, good running order $2750 obo 604-986-2430

1990 GMC Suburban. 4 WD, underdrive, blue, well kept. New Bluetooth. $6,000. 604-584-0324

2002 WINDSTAR (Ford) 137 kms, good cond., $4300. 604-845-4766 after 4pm or all day wkends

2000 FORD Explorer 4x4, fully loaded, 150K, exc cond, white, air cared. $3,750. 604-218-8499

1996 MAZDA Precidia MX-3, std, 181K, exc cond, air cared. $1650 obo. (Richmond) 778-881-6478 2001 INFINITY QX4, 4 dr, 222,000 km, fully loaded, exc cond $8,900 Call 604-846-6648


1992 SAAB 9000, 4 cyl, auto, loaded, runs great, affordable luxry, $2400, obo, 604-984-4490

1995 SUBARU Legacy wagon good run cond 242,000 k, s/roof, $2600. 604-985-8495 eves pls. 2007 HONDA Shadow VT750C, 11,150 km, like new, many extras, $5900. obo 604-531-9373


2000 FORD Travelaire Mtrhome Superduty, 25ft, 125,000kms, exc cond, $16,000obo. 604-531-2109

2007 PT CRUISER. Hot deal! Auto, low kms, very clean. Cream exterior, grey interior. A/C. Mag wheels. Spoiler. Aircared. Rear wiper. $6,395 obo. 778-242-2018

2008 CORVETTE Convertible (26,000km’s) (leather, All Optins, Chrome Mags) $37,995 #3345 1-888-812-2511

Call KoolAir King


2009 Chevrolet Uplander Automatic 86,000 kms Priced to sell!! Burgundy LS ,7 pass, two sets of tires, Rear DVD , well maintained and mostly Hwy kms $9,900 Call: (604) 614-0762

9522 2006 Mercedes-Benz ML500 4Matic, 149,500 kms. Excellent, loaded, Nav, DVD. $19,995 (604) 290-3975

1997 WILDERNESS 22ft, good cond, sleeps 5, fridge/freezer. $5,500 obo. Tony 604-464-1072

1998 NOMAD 5th Wheel 25 ft. 1 slide; Standup/walk around Bdrm $12,000 604-796-2866

BOAT FOR SALE 17’ bowrider/ 144hp io/ready to go $5,000 Call: 604-703-0133 email:


2006 LINCOLN LS, 1 owner 26,000K, garage kept, immac, loaded, dark wine colour ext, blk leather int, $18,500 + HST. Call 604 584-4704 or 778 228-2721

2008 CADILLAC Escalade EXT $39,888. (604) 626-4548 #30576

1997 Chevy 4x4 1500. 4.3liter vortec v6, sound system, tinted windows.$2400. 604-807-4203 2003 JEEP Liberty Limited 6 Cylinder, 140,000km, service history, $5,950. 604-357-4707

2006 HYUNDAI TIBURON SE. 103K km. Leather, mint, sunroof, a/c, CD, alarm. 2.0 L, 4 cyl. No accid. $9600. 604-839-6253


CHEVY UPLANDER 2005. V-6, auto, 7 pass., grey, A/C, power locks & windows, cruise, tilt, 93K km. Runs very well. $6,400. 604-241-2530 or 604-375-2570

12FT ALUMINUM HARBOURCRAFT BOAT, no leaks, good shape, $750. 604-584-1846



2007 CADILLAC Escalade 4wd (Luxury, Leather, Sunroof, Mags)...$32,995 #3339 1-888-812-2511

2005 AUDI S4. Quattro (AWD). 102,000 km. Blk leather. Incl 2 set of wheels & tires. 6 speed. Power everything! Exc cond. $19,500. Call/text Rick @ 778-847-2975.

2011 SUBARU Outback (Luxury Crossover, Auto, Loaded)...$26,988 #3626 1-888-812-2511


1995 FERRARI F355 GTB. Meticulously cared for. Canadian car. Recent full engine out service, new clutch and release bearing, Tubi exhaust, Hyperflow cats, wheel spacers. Drives and looks perfect! A must see! $54,900. Call 778-834-6069

2008 BMW 335 i Coupe 19,500 kms, sport pckg, 19" bmw rims $34,900 (778) 772-4359

1997 TOYOTA Camry LE. 4 drs, 4 cyl, auto, a/c. Well maintained. Aircared. $3700. 604-936-1270

2011 NISSAN Xterra 4wd (Auto, V6, Loaded, Mags, 10 Xterra to clear)...$25,995 #3895 1-888-812-2511

No Wheels, No Problem

1981 LINCOLN Town car, signature series, stock, collector plates, $5000 obo 604-792-6367


2003 MAZDA Prote´ge´ 5, 5 spd, 140K km, new water pump, timing belt & front wheel bearings, sunroof, pwr windows, locks, cruise, nice cond. $7,700. 778-227-2010


2001 CORVETTE Z06 black on black, absolute mint cond, 55k. Must sell! $32,000. 604-574-7629


Scrap Car Removal



1999 BENTLEY Arnage Stunning sapphire on cream interior. Quick 4.4L twin turbo. Non smoker, No accidents. Mint. Looks new! $54,900. Call 604-889-2525

2007 CHEVY LS, HD Quad cab. 130k, no acc, matching canopy, tow pkg, $18,000 604-798-2275

NEW CHEVROLET Silverado Crew Cabs (Auto, V8, Air, Onstar, well equiped, 200 Trucks to Clear)) MSRP $33,980 Now $21,995 - 1-888-812-2511

Luxury Cars

1990 BENTLEY Mulsane 4 Dr Sedan, leather upholstery. Like New. ONLY 42,000 kms, $20,000 obo. Lgly. Ralph 778-988-2055

1998 MUSTANG SVT Cobra Convertible, 35,350 orig km, very detailed history, pristine show quality, $17,900 obo. 604-531-9373

2009 YAMAHA VINO 125 cc scooter, 2,300 km, exc condition, $1,950 pls call 604-241-5775

9145 2009 Dodge Calibur Hatchback (sports model). 31, 000 km. 4 Door, 4 Cylinders. Excellent Shape, easy on gas. Asking $10,500. For more details call Mike at 604-463-4831.

1987 ROLLS Royce S. Spirit Beautiful cond. 96k, all records, local Carter car, 24yrs one owner. $26,500 obo 604-644-6061.

2002 SANTA FE, 128K kms, 4 cyl, 5 spd, air, pw, exc cond $5300 obo 604-710-8053

2009 DODGE p/u 150 hemi SLT, loaded, matching canopy, rhino lined, show room cond. 8,000 org km ’s, $25,000. 1-604-613-3727 1-604-796-9060 3094 Westwood St, Port Coq 604 945-4999. 2925 Murray St, Port Moody 604 461-7995.



2010 CHEVROLET Express 2500 Cargo (Auto, air, 15 Cargo Vans to Clear)...$21,995 #3330 1-888-812-2511

2011 CHEVROLET Impala (Auto, air, Fully Loaded, V6, 30 to clear)....MSRP $29,690 Now $13,995 #4135 - 1-888-812-2511 2011 CHEVROLET Malibu (Auto,air, fully loaded, 80 to clear)....MSRP $26,200 Now $14,995 #4140 – 1-888-812-2511


2004 PORSCHE CAYANNE S MODEL. Sacrifice $18,000, no accidents, local, fully serviced, comes w/car proof. 778-319-8192

2005 CHRYSLER Town & Country Touring, fully loaded, pwr side door/taildoor, store & go seats. $6,500 obo. 604-710-9030 2010 DODGE Grand Caravan (Fully Loaded, Media Centre with Stow’n Go, 40 Grand caravans to Clear)...$15,995 #3530 1-888-812-2511

rhero aise the supe LE DEAL! Pr . Tights UNBELIEVAB le in 3 lines hic ve is th of capabilities 4-444-3000. tional. Call 60 and cape op




1 photo auto ad, 3 lines in 12 community papers. 1 online auto ad, 5 photos, many lines. It runs till you cancel, for up to one year.

We can sell your stuff. Give us a call. 604.444.3000


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Key West Ford is offering this

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Plus $1000 Costco discount

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Plus $1000 Costco discount

Brand New F350 Crew Cab 4x4 ✓ 6.7 V8 Diesel ✓ 6 Way Power Seat ✓ Power Sliding Window ✓ Fog Lights ✓ SYNC® ✓ 18” Alloy Wheels ✓ LCD Driver’s Screen ✓ Chrome Side Steps ✓ Sirius Satellite Radio ✓ Trailer Tow/Brake Control

$68,489 MSRP .........$68,489 Discounts...$15,755

Stk# 118144

X-PLAN PRICE $52,734

Plus $1000 Costco discount



DEALER #7485


301 Stewardson Way, New Westminster

• SALES • SERVICE • PARTS • FLEET & LEASE • GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICES ! Some conditions apply to $500 discount & Costco Member Discount. All Prices net of all rebates & programs plus Taxes and $499 Documentation fee. **On Approved Credit. Excludes S model. Sale ends Friday, May 11th.

A44 • Friday, May 4, 2012 • The Record

WEEKLY SPECIALS 100% BC Owned and Operated Prices Effective May 3 to May 9, 2012.

We reserve the right to limit quantities. We reserve the right to correct printing errors.

Grocery Department

Meat Department

Dairyland Organic Milk

Hardbite Potato Chips

skim, 1,2 or 3.25%






assorted varieties

assorted varieties

from 10.99

4.99lb/ 11.00kg

400g • product of BC

from 2/7.00 R.W. Knudsen Juice


Perrier Natural Spring Water assorted varieties

select varieties

from 2/5.00


946ml +deposit +eco fee


Astro Yogurt

1.48lb/3.26kg Fair Trade Red Grapefruit from Planeta Verde PRICING

B.C. Grown






Glutenfreeda’s Wheat Instant Oatmeal


Bakery Department


296/300ml product of USA

355ml • +deposit +eco fee

Hearty Scandinavian Bread

3.49 WOW!

Glutino Gluten-Free Pizzas

assorted varieties



454g • product of Canada



assorted varieties



Brookside Chocolate Covered Almonds, Cranberries and Peanuts bags or bins

10% off regular retail price

each 200g • reg 8.99

assorted varieties

Health Care Department Progressive Organics Hemp Protein


Alacer Emergen-C

Raisin Bran Muffins

14.99 single pack .49


Food Should Taste Good Tortilla Chips

assorted varities


assorted varieties



product of USA

30 pack

Jyoti Gluten-Free Indian Foods assorted varieties


284-425g • product of USA

This health and energy supporting formula provides tons of B vitamins, antioxidants and electrolytes. Plus 1000mg of vitamin C!

Rice Bakery


product of USA

Celimix Gluten-Free Baking Mixes assorted varieties

Lemon Blueberry Rice Muffins or Lemon Blueberry Rice Loaf


30% off



1 loaf or a package of 3 muffins

350g - 2kg • product of USA

Genesis Today Goji100 Organic Goji juice


Gluten-Free Fair



Sunday, May 27, 11:00am – 4:00pm

Registration and pre-payment is required. Cost $18. Call 604-736-0009 or pay online at


Known historically as the “happy berry,” goji supports healthy moods, antioxidant levels, immunity, cellular rejuvenation and healthy vision.

Seminars & Events at St. Marks Anglican Church, 1805 Seminars & Events at Choices South Surrey, 3248 King George Blvd. Larch St. Vancouver

Saturday, May 26, 11:00am – 4:00pm


Progressive Organics Hemp protein is made entirely from certified organic, non-GMO ingredients.

package of 6

Larabar Energy Bars


Bulk Department


Beaver Buzz Energy Drinks

assorted varieties



reg 3.99 each

Shepherd’s Dairy Greek Style Feta Cheese

220g product Canada

5lb bag

Large Long English Cucumbers

Zorbas Spanakopitas

750ml • +deposit +eco fee

500-750g product of Canada


Deli Department


chocolate or vanilla

certified organic, Mexican grown


Kinnickinnick Gluten-Free Kinnitoos Sandwich Crème Cookies

assorted varieties

Rizopia Brown Rice Pasta

certified organic, Argentinian grown

Boneless Pork Loin Centre Cut Chops

Kootenay Kitchen Vegetable Pâté

Salt Spring Organic Fair Trade Coffee

Fair Trade Red Bartlett Pears from Interrupcion

14.99lb/ 33.05kg

assorted varieties


Produce Department

Halibut Steaks

Gluten-Free Fair

Look for our

Registration and pre-payment is required. Cost $18. Call 604-541-3902 or pay online at

WOW! PRICING Kitsilano




Rice Bakery

South Surrey

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

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 May 4 2012  
Royal City Record May 4 2012  

Royal City Record May 4 2012