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CITY COP WITH A LOT OF HEAR T RETIRES
‘Chicken legs’ had rock star ambitions BY THERESA MCMANUS REPORTER firstname.lastname@example.org
Adieu: Const. Bruce Ballingall retired as of May 1 after nearly three decades with the New Westminster Police Department.
Const. Bruce Ballingall has made his mark on the Royal City during a 27-year career with the New Westminster Police Department. Ballingall turned 64 on April 29 and officially started his retirement on May 1. Policing wasn’t the first career choice for the native of Winnipeg, Man. “I wanted to be a rock star,” he said. “I was drumming with what became the Guess Who and guess you can say, I lost my focus. There was me, Randy Bachman, Burton Cummings – we weren’t called the Guess Who at the time. We were Alan and the Silvertones and the Deverons – there was two bands that became one.” Instead of becoming a rock star, Ballingall started working as a shoe buyer at Eaton’s. “A couple of my friends, their fathers were police officers. I always respected what they did,” he said. “I really wanted to be a social worker. One day I came up with this idea that as a police officer, the uniform is a really awesome tool – you can use the uniform as a tool to help people.” The Winnipeg Police Department hired
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Candidates all over the road on new bridge BY THERESA MCMANUS REPORTER email@example.com
Three lanes, four lanes, as many lanes as needed – candidates are all over the road when it comes to a new Pattullo Bridge. TransLink has stated that the 75-yearold bridge is a critical route for moving people and goods, but needs to be replaced because it doesn’t meet current road design guidelines or seismic standards. The City of New Westminster is considering the replacement or rehabilitation of the bridge as part of its master transportation plan. New Westminster Liberal candidate Hector Bremner said a new bridge should
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said his party doesn’t believe that building infrastructure solves traffic problems. “I don’t believe that building a new bridge is going to decrease traffic problems or the stress on infrastructure here in New Westminster,” he said. “I do not support either the replacement or the moving of the Pattullo Bridge.” Teather said the existing Pattullo Bridge is unsafe, but it should be rehabilitated rather than replaced. “I think rehabilitating the existing structure would save money in the future,” he said. “I support two widened lanes with a ◗Bridge Page 3
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information is needed about traffic on the north and south sides of the Fraser River and a plan for dealing with traffic on the north side of the Fraser River. Bremner said public transportation needs are grossly underserved on the south side of the Fraser River. He noted that South Fraser Perimeter Road is not yet complete so the impacts of that roadway on traffic flows aren’t known. “I think that we need to understand impacts of investments on those areas before we get too concerned about building a bridge as a standalone piece of infrastructure,” he said. Green party candidate Terry Teather
have as many lanes as needed – but that doesn’t mean he’s in a hurry to see a new bridge built. “We’ve got to make a decision in the next year about that bridge. I have been very clear – I said without a proper regional plan, without a comprehensive way of addressing traffic on the north side of the Fraser River, the bridge is sort of a wasteful investment – unless it’s serving a greater purpose,” he said. “The bridge could be 15 lanes, it wouldn’t matter – you still get into Queen’s Park and it’s still residential roads.” Before any decision is reached about the Pattullo Bridge, Bremner said detailed
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◗IN THE NEWS Former reporter, prolific letter writer, passes away ◗P4 Libertarian candidate running ◗P8
Victim searching for owner of vicious dog BY STEFANIA SECCIA REPORTER firstname.lastname@example.org
A dog attack in Burnaby has sent a New Westminster man’s four-legged family member into critical condition and himself to the hospital for IV therapy. On April 22, Darren Pilling and his three-yearold sheltie dog, Finley, were enjoying a walk in Burnaby’s Fraser Foreshore Park when the attack occurred. Pilling owns a manufacturing truck parts business, but he’s often in Burnaby three to four times a week on business. “(Finley) can play with the ducks, gets another walk in during the day,” he told The Record. “We were doing that a few days a week for a long time, it’s normal practice.” But nothing was normal about this trip. Pilling saw a large dog that may have been a pit bull mix, unleashed and barreling towards Finley. “My buddy has a pit bull, two of them, and one he can let run free – it’s as
friendly as Finley,” Pilling explained. “I figured, OK, this guy has a (dog) off leash so it’s got to be one of the good pit bulls.” Then Pilling said he noticed the dog wasn’t slowing down and before he knew it, the big dog had flipped Finley over and was trying to eat her. “I started to boot the (other) dog in the head to try to get it to let go of Finley,” he said. “The owner started yelling at me for booting his dog in the head.” Finally, the dog did stop from tearing open Finley’s underbelly and took off. Finley also took off in another direction. “I followed the owner, I was kind of in shock and panic,” he said. “I was angry, but not in full-rage mode. I was pissed off. Somebody just attacked one of my family members.” Pilling said he got into a verbal argument with the other owner and asked for his info, which the owner refused to give. “Then I started to get pissed off and angry, and he
Darren Pilling and his little sheltie dog, Finley, were attacked last week by a large dog off its leash. Larry Wright/
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did the old chest bump to me and told me, ‘You don’t know who I am,’” Pilling said. Then a nearby witness called Pilling and told him his dog was bleeding.
to take Finley to. It wasn’t before long that after heading towards North Fraser Way, heading east back to New West, that Pilling once again saw the same owner of the big
“There was a pool of blood underneath her,” he said. “I scooped (Finley) up and ran back to the truck.” Then Pilling said it was a stressful drive searching for a nearby veterinarian clinic
dog who attacked Finley walking with his dog now leashed. “I stop, pull the truck up and pull out and said, ‘You have to give me your info,” ◗Attack Page 5
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dedicated lane for cyclist and pedestrians, because that is aligned with the green way of thinking.” Teather would support banning truck traffic on the Pattullo Bridge unless New Westminster is the destination. He said money saved by not building a new bridge could be invested in areas of transit that are vital to the region, including light rail in Surrey and transit along the Broadway corridor in Vancouver. Conservative candidate Paul Forseth has long believed that the Pattullo Bridge needs to be replaced. “I am one of the few who has actually climbed underneath the steel of the Pattullo Bridge and risked my life while walking across the four-inch beams to paint and scrape that bridge. When I was 19 years old, I was working on bridge maintenance as a summer job. One of my colleagues fell to (his) death when I was right beside him. So I know what it’s like to be under that bridge, on the bridge, when the heavy traffic goes over,” he told The Record. “In 1966 I felt the bridge should have been replaced – it’s been maintained since then, but the structure needs to be replaced.”
Forseth disagrees with those who’ve suggested the bridge should be torn down and not replaced. “That is an unrealistic, selfish view. We need a new bridge that meets environmental standards, that’s much safer. This is not just a bridge for Surrey and New Westminster, this is a bridge for Western Canada,” he said. “We should be able to be proud of a great structure that could be put in its place. When I think of some of the greatest photographs of grand cities around the world, often there is a bridge in the background, which describes and defines a city that’s bold in its future and proud of its ability to be a livable region where people want to live and have social discourse. One of those basic freedoms is the freedom to move.” New Westminster NDP candidate Judy Darcy said she lives in Victoria Hill and sees motorists darting through her neighbourhood trying to avoid the lineups to get onto the bridge. “I see that traffic, I live it. It comes up our street. It’s impossible to get out of our garage often,” she said. “I think it’s really symptomatic of the fact that we have a
TransLink board that is completely unaccountable. Issue number 1 is we need to make the TransLink board accountable to the communities it is supposed to represent, including New Westminster, don’t you think? It’s time to tell the provincial government to stop treating New Westminster like an intersection, an intersection for the Lower Mainland.” Darcy said she supports New Westminster city council’s position that the city doesn’t want increased congestion in neighborhoods, as its bad for children and bad for the environment. “I think you really have to invest in public transit,” she added. “We will invest in public transit. We will use significant parts of the carbon tax to invest in public transit because that’s a critical part of the solution to a regional transportation plan that really helps to reduce the congestion and traffic in New Westminster.” Independent candidate James Crosty said air quality is an issue that must be considered as part of planning for the future of the Pattullo Bridge. “Before we can talk about replacing the Pattullo, we need solutions over here,” he said about New Westminster roads. “We
need to open the dialogue and we need to find out exactly what the people of New Westminster want on this side of the bridge first and foremost.” Crosty said there’s a traffic mess from Queensborough to United Boulevard. While something needs to be done with the Pattullo Bridge because it’s unsafe, he also wants a tunnel to be considered as a way of moving traffic through New Westminster to improve air quality. “I want the tunnel option on the table for discussion. Primarily because we need to deal with the issue on New Westminster’s side before the Pattullo is replaced, fixed, torn down, repaired, made one lane, made six lanes – it doesn’t matter. The issue here is air quality,” he said, noting tunnels have been done in a cost-effective manner in Norway. “If you have a way of taking the traffic through New Westminster without going over top of it, then they can build a 12-lane bridge. Who cares as long as it’s not all feeding into New Westminster?” For more election news, including a story on the all-candidates meeting on Wednesday night sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, go to www.royalcityrecord.com.
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New Westminster resident Tony Eberts passes away
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New Westminster’s Tony Eberts, a longtime letter-tothe-editor writer and Province reporter, has passed away at the age of 80. According to The Province, Eberts spent more than three decades in the newsroom, covering New Westminster and environmental issues. Eberts’ letters to the editor often appeared in the Burnaby
NOW and The Record, his hometown publication. Eberts died on Saturday, April 27, at Royal Columbian Hospital. Earlier this year, he was diagnosed with myasthenia gravis, which causes severe weakening of the muscles. His last letter to the editor ran in The Record on Wednesday, April 24 – just four days before his passing. Eberts is survived by his son Jerry, daughters Janet and Nancy, and grandson Jake. He is predeceased by his wife Dorothy, whom he met while working at The Province. According to The Province, reporter Ashley Ford sat next
to Eberts for years and remembered him as “a real gentleman” who “didn’t take guff from anyone and … knew how to ask the right questions.” Ford also told The Province that Eberts was “one of the best writers the paper ever had.” “Tony’s big belief was in telling it like it was,” he said. “I know Tony believed this implicitly: If you turn out a good newspaper, people will read it. Good journalism will bring good readers.” – With files from Stephanie Ip, The Province
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Hector Bremner BC Liberal Party
Isidro Saguindan 8028 17th Ave, Burnaby, BC, V3N 1M6
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Cheryl Greenhalgh 318 Pine St, New Westminster, BC, V3L 2T2
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Attack: RCMP investigating – dog remains in critical condition Pilling said. “We ended up in a scuffle in the middle of the street.” That’s when the big dog, who attacked Finley, bit into Pilling’s leg. “I turned around and punched the dog in the nose and he let go,” Pilling said. “I turned back to the guy and he has a knife in his hand and he said something like, ‘Get out of here.’” The same witness who was on the trail also chanced upon Pilling and the other dog owner again, and called Pilling to pay attention to Finley. “The lady followed the guy from the trail,” he said. “She was there, yelling, ‘Your dog, your dog.’” That’s when Pilling ran back to his truck and drove “like a crazy man” to try and find a vet while Finley was bleeding out in the backseat. “I’ve been hurt and lost blood, but to see how much blood she was losing,” Pilling said, “and I’m on the phone … and I’m half crazy trying to find a vet.” When Finley finally received care she received stitches to her stomach and was stable, but a day or two
later her health took a turn for the worst, according to Pilling. “We brought her back home again and she wasn’t right at all,” Pilling said. The vet had to cut her open again and Finley’s stomach became bloated to the point where she looked pregnant, Pilling said. After Global TV’s segment on Pilling’s story earlier this week, his family was able to bring Finley to a vet in Vancouver. “She’s in there now and she had surgery last night (April 30) and there’s a hole in her stomach,” Pilling said. Finley is in critical condition, taking it hour by hour. “She has to make it through the next four days to get stable,” Pilling said, May 1. Pilling said he’s past anger and is concerned for his dog. Meanwhile he has had to get IV therapy every day at Royal Columbian Hospital to fight an infection from the bite in his leg. “Forget about the money,” he said about the bills that are reaching the $5,000 mark. “This guy has put my dog through hell
and the rest of it so he can think he’s the cool guy with the pit bull off his leash.” Although Pilling said he’s not sure what kind of dog attacked Finley, he did say it was big and looked like it had some kind of pit bull mix. Burnaby RCMP confirmed it is investigating Finley’s attack. “It doesn’t make sense,” Pilling added. “But most traumatic things don’t.”
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Losing special folks hurts in a small city
you don’t even know their name until There are plenty of reasons New you see an item in the newspaper about Westminster residents cite for loving them, or you overhear a conversation this relatively small city in the midst of about them in the grocery store. But much larger urban areas, but one that is you know that they make a difference regularly mentioned is the opportunity in your community, and that to get closer to neighbours, makes the city feel – well, just city leaders, and people who a bit more like a hometown. make a difference to our lives. THE RECORD This week we bid farewell In New Westminster, you can actually get to know the to one of those people who have made an incredible impact on the cop on the beat, the firefighter, the city. Const. Bruce Ballingall – or ‘chicken electricity worker, the chap who writes legs’ – as he is affectionately known, letters to the editor, the woman who works at the local food bank. Sometimes will be sorely missed. Our story in this
print edition barely scratched the surface of his fascinating story – so we urge you to read more about him on our website. We wish him well in his retirement. Sadly, we also lost two other remarkable community people this past week – both to illnesses that they had struggled with. Ed Harrington, was key to this city’s thriving arts community. His joy for life and people and theatre was visible in everything he did. He was a generous soul with his time and energy, and laughter, and the city is poorer for losing him.
Tony Eberts was a reporter at The Province newspaper for years, and an author. When he made New Westminster his home, he also became a regular letter to the editor writer. His letters were always born from his principles, straight-shooting and often tinged with a wry sense of humour that only a reporter could have. Yes, we know, people leave, they die, that’s life. But in a small city where, as the song goes – everybody knows your name – the losses seem much more personal.
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less gesture. ’m going to bang that drum If you have even ever bothagain – the same drum I’ve ered to check the “Spoiled been banging on during Ballots” column in a final balevery major election for years. lot tally, you probably And I’m going to thought exactly what keep banging on it everyone else does: “It’s until someone listens amazing how many – and hears. BOB GROENEVELD people don’t even have There’s something enough intelligence to missing from the balmark a ballot properly.” lots that are presented to us at Be honest. No one thinks, the polling booths during federal “Wow. Those people were proband provincial elections. ably disenchanted with the Actually, it’s missing from choices available to them and civic election ballots, too, when spoiled their ballots purposely to we’re choosing school trustees lodge their protest.” and mayors and councillors, And if you exercise the only but it’s usually not as critical, other realistic alternative – stay because of the wider variety of home – you’re just another one choices we usually have. of those apathetic slobs who There’s a choice we’re all can’t be bothered to make the denied, and it’s to the detriment effort to study your choices and of the whole democratic process. make a valuable decision. We need one more box that Either way, you don’t count. we can check off (technically, in You’re either stupid or lazy, or Canada, we are supposed to use both. check marks, not Xes to indicate But if you could put your our choices – but the rules accept check mark in a box beside the any “obvious intention”). words, “None of the Above,” That extra box belongs at the there would be no mistaking bottom of the list of candidates. your intentions. And it should read: “None You considered the options of the Above.” We need to be open to you. You thought able to give voice to our dissent – when it is warranted – without about the choices available. You weighed all the qualifications spoiling our ballots, which is and experience offered by all the technically illegal and logically candidates. foolish. And you decided to take Even if they don’t throw you your ballot into a polling booth, in jail (I haven’t heard of it ever picked up the pencil provided, actually happening) for spoiling and registered the preference your ballot when you really feel you should have the choice to vote for “None of the Above,” it’s a completely useless, sense◗Options Page 7
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Canada’s ‘hearing’ problem Dear Editor:
The inscription on the Peace Arch at the Canada/ U.S. border reads, “Children of a common mother” but although our British parent may be the same, our approaches to moving governments to action differs. The U.S. was born through a revolution and a Declaration of Independence that began “We the people …” By contrast, Canada was born, quietly 90 years later, through evolution, with reliance on “… Peace, Order and good Government …” The contrast in our beginnings persists to this day in our attitudes to changing the direction of projects like the transhipment and export of coal to Asia. Washington State’s Whatcom County (population 200,000-plus) has received 125,000 public comments over a 12-day comment period that cul-
minated in a 140-page report by three federal, state and local agencies on the environmental impact of expansion of the Cherry Point Gateway Pacific Terminal to handle coal from the ominously named Powder River Basin. By contrast, our city councillors and New Westminster Environmental Partners have only recently jumped on the “Coal Train” – the moral equivalent of running to catch up to lead a parade past the reviewing stand – a parade started by Quayside and Queensborough resident petitions. I have listened to New Westminster provincial candidates on the coal transhipment facility. All but Terry Teather and James Crosty cede the issue to “federal jurisdiction” or being a “done deal.” The May 9 Community Dialogue on Coal and Climate Change meeting at Surrey City Centre Library from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. will hopefully change this provincial ◗Coal Page 7
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Coal issue needs response ◗ continued from page 6
apathy. Our MPs have written letters to the federal government ministers responsible, but can they sway Port Metro Vancouver to be as proactive as their U.S. counterparts to protect the health, safety and environment of the million-plus folks between White Rock and Texada Island? Permitting this coal facility at Fraser Surrey Docks by public relations rather than through public hearings is outrageous. Our U.S. neighbours are listened to and protected, and we up here in Canada are not. People in the U.S. push back on “done deals,” and their successful efforts to keep coal out of their backyards have nudged the black stuff squarely into our front yard – demonstrating, perhaps, that, “we the people…” is more effective than reliance on, “peace, order and good government…” E. C. “Ted” Eddy, via email
Setting Liberal facts right Dear Editor:
Just filling in some missing numbers at the April 24 all-candidates meeting in New Westminster. Liberal candidate, Hector Bremner spent time quoting the Liberal party line, often rechecking his notes to make sure that he had correctly read the “facts” about education funding provided by his party. He was correct in stating his party “has increased funding since it became the ruling party more than a decade ago.” What he neglected to tell the public was that our children’s education has slipped as a priority in the provincial budget from 26 per cent 10 years ago to just 15 per cent today. Rising cost pressures have far outstripped government increases to the
budget; funding increases have not been large enough to preserve the same levels of services students had a decade ago; during the past decade the number of full-time equivalent educators has increased by five per cent in Canada and decreased by two per cent in B.C.; and in major key indicators used by Statistics Canada, B.C. ranked tenth out of 10 in percentage increases in education spending. Per-student operating expenditures in B.C. in 2005/06 were $131 above the Canadian average, but in 2009/10 were $412 below the Canadian average. During the last decade in B.C., underfunding has led to a loss of 752 special education teachers; the loss of a third of all ELL (English Language Learners) teachers – a decline of 340 teachers even although the number of ELL students has increased; the number of counsellors in the system dropped by 117 (while the demand for their assistance has increased); the number of teacher-librarians has declined by 30 per cent at a time when the demands of rapid change in new technology have dramatically increased and led to rapidly increasing numbers of overcrowded classes with a more complex composition of students with broad ranges of needs. Locally, insufficient government funding has led to the need for recent massive layoffs in the New Westminster school district. Guess he just forgot to mention that part. Even with all this, Mr. Bremner focused on the point that our system is “just racing to mediocrity,” neglecting to mention that New Westminster has proven itself over and over again, on provincial, national and international assessments, in the academics, arts and athletics, to have outstanding students, reflecting a world class education system. To suggest racing towards mediocrity is an insult all the hard work done in this city by the students, school staff, school board, parents and the community itself.
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the democratic process. You don’t like one party and never have? You don’t have to hold your nose to vote for another candidate that has no appeal for you. You can’t vote for your party’s candidate because you can’t stand the leader? Or vice versa? “None of the Above” can’t win an election – but it sends a clear message. If there are few votes for “None of the Above” in your riding, clearly you
are in the minority. Too bad. But if “None of the Above” is a hugely popular choice in any riding, the politicians and their parties will have to take notice. Or someone else will recognize the opportunity for a better choice. Bob Groeneveld is the editor for The Record’s sister papers, the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Times and the Langley Advance.
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Libertarian joins the election fray
A Libertarian candidate is the latest person to file nomination papers to run in New Westminster in the May 14 provincial election. Lewis Clarke Dahlby, the Libertarian candidate joins Hector Bremner (B.C. Liberal Party), James Crosty (independent); Judy Darcy (B.C. NDP), Paul Forseth (B.C. Conservative Party) and Terry Teather (Green Party of B.C.)
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New Westminster candidates have already attended three all-candidates events and have one to go in the campaign. Following up on last week’s district parent advisory council all-candidates meeting and Sundays’ event hosted by the Queen’s Park Residents’ Association, the candidates attended a meeting held by The New Westminster Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday. The next meeting will be on foot – Tenth to the Fraser, NEXT New West and New Westminster Environmental Partners are holding an all-candidates walk on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. Candidates and community members will meet at Sapperton Park (at the corner of East Columbia and Sherbrooke streets). After meeting at the park, people can stroll to River Market – giving candidates a chance to chat with community members and allowing each candidate a chance to address the crowd for five minutes.
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Darcy believes New Westminster seniors will get more support from a New Democrat government. The NDP is committing to $70 million over three years to enable seniors and people with chronic disabilities to receive home support and community care. It’s also committing to improving standards of residential care for seniors who can’t remain at home by investing $35 million to improve basic services. “This support is critically needed. I know from talking with seniors and their families with staff at RCH, Queen’s Park Care Centre and other facilities how desperately needed this support is,” Darcy said in a press release. “One in 10 hospital beds is being used by someone who should be receiving care elsewhere. We know that effective home support reduces the demands on our hospitals, but fundamentally it’s the right thing to do for our seniors who want to live in their homes for as long as possible.”
The Green party is proposing a guaranteed livable income to eliminate poverty in British Columbia. “It’s time to eliminate poverty,” said Green party leader Jane Sterk in a press release. “Families and individuals caught in the cycle of poverty have not been offered hope or a fair share in our province’s wealth. The only way to really eliminate poverty is by instituting a guaranteed
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him in 1976, even though he had hair down to the middle of his back. “I had to walk the beat. In Winnipeg, you didn’t see inside a police car for the first two years. You walked the beat. That’s how I learned to be a cop, that’s how you learn to communicate with people by walking the beat – eye-toeye, one-on-one,” he said. “It was cool. I loved it.” Ballingall, who had lived on the West Coast with his family as a teenager, started work with the New Westminster Police Department in 1986. “I wanted to continue on what I was doing – street level policing, community policing,” he said. “It was always a way of approaching policing. It’s about the community. You don’t do anything without the community’s involvement. It just doesn’t work.” Though he’s well known in the Royal City for his community policing initiatives, Ballingall is no stranger to the streets. “It’s happened a few times,” he said about pulling his gun. “Back in the day, New West was the Wild West. There was a time that we had more bar seats per capita than any place else in North America.” In addition to being a patrol officer, Ballingall has worked as a traffic officer, crime prevention officer, station duty officer and even as a detective. He’s hosted a couple of policing shows on cable and helped establish the Rock Solid anti-bullying program. “I have been very blessed in my career to be able to do most of it on my terms. I have done everything twice because I have been around so long,” he laughed. “I’ve worked in all sections but being in community policing/ crime prevention has always been my passion. I have put a lot of my own free time into it through the years because I believe in it. You know why I do it? My community gets it. The volunteers in New West – I have sat on a lot of provincial committees – the volunteers in New West blow every-
body else away. We have true community commitment in our community. It’s very unique in that. Other communities have good citizens, yeah, but ours has a plethora of good, caring citizens who really want to be involved in the community. That’s why we are such a successful city.” While he could have retired a few years back, Ballingall wasn’t ready to go and fought retirement. “It used to be mandatory at 60. I thought, well that doesn’t seem fair so I had some guidance, put together a legal brief and here I am,” he said. “I love this community, I love being here and I love working in this community – I still have that passion but there comes a time when you have to try something different so I’m off to try something different. Maybe I will put the band back together.” Chicken Legs, as Ballingall is known to thousands of New Westminster children, has yet to decide whether he’ll return to the Royal City to help out with this summer’s soccer camp. “Soccer school,” he said of his proudest accomplishment. “It’s one of the most successful community police programs in North America, one of the longest running, if not the longest running.”
Ballingall’s larger-than-life presence will be missed at the New Westminster police station. “The thing we will notice about Bruce being gone is it will be quieter,” said Chief Const. Dave Jones. “Bruce has been a big part, not only of the police department, but the community too.” While there are a lot of people who represent the police department when they’re in uniform, Jones noted that Ballingall represented more than the uniform and represented it at a personal level. “Of all the people I have come into contact with in city hall, he was the loudest – he also had the biggest heart. He’s a fellow that I very much respect; I really appreciate everything he has done for the city. Cities are built sometimes with characters – and he’s been a positive one,” said Mayor Wayne Wright, who chairs the New Westminster Police Board. “That fella has been nothing but a positiveness for the city. He will be missed. His intention is always for somebody else.” For the full version of this story, and a related story – go to www.royalcityrecord.com
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City arts icon dies BY MARELLE REID REPORTER firstname.lastname@example.org
Ed Harrington, cofounder of the Royal City Musical Theatre and a well-known member of the New Westminster arts community, died on Friday, April 26. His passing is a great loss for the local arts Ed Harrington comCo-founder of munity, musical theatre said Lynette Lattimer, a member of the Royal City Musical Theatre and his longtime friend. “He’s an icon,” she said. “He really tried to keep musical theatre alive and in establishing the Royal City Musical Theatre Society, it will happen – because he co-founded that, it will continue as part of his legacy. I think he will always be remembered through the Royal City Musical Theatre Society.” For his contribution to the arts, Harrington was recently awarded the B.C. Hall of Fame Award and a star on Granville Street, across from the Orpheum Theatre in Vancouver. A farewell service for Harrington will be held on Saturday, May 11 at 1 p.m. at Massey Theatre, at 735 Eighth Ave. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Harrington’s name to St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation – Pulmonary Fibrosis Research, at www.helpstpauls.com or 604-806-9646.
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New Westminster residents are getting a helping hand in preparing for emergency situations. The City of New Westminster has proclaimed May 5 to 11 as Emergency Preparedness Week. “Know the hazards, make a plan, get a kit,” said Dave Jones, coordinator of the city’s emergency program office. During E m e rg e n c y Preparedness Week, the city is offering two free sessions on personal preparedness to help residents be prepared for emergencies. The city’s emergency management office, and fire and police services are offering free emergency preparedness workshops on May 6 and 8, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The seminars will provide an overview of emergency preparedness, help people develop a family emergency plan, explain the role of the fire and police departments, and show how people can create a family emergency kit so they can be self-sufficient for at least 72 hours if an emergency strikes. Jones stressed the importance of residents and businesses taking action to be prepared for any emergency. “Personal preparedness is what you need to do,” he said. “The government can’t do everything. People have a responsibility to be prepared.” In addition to an emergency
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Get ready: Dave Jones, coordinator of the city’s emergency management program, is urging New Westminster residents to know the hazards, make a plan and get a kit during Emergency Preparedness Week, from May 5 to 11. kit, Jones said people should have a family reunification and communication plan, and should have up-to-date insurance and a will. “Being prepared is knowing the risks and hazards in your community,” he added. “There are 57 identified hazards in B.C.” According to Jones, risks could include being located in an area with seismic activity, on a river that experiences spring freshet, on
a rail line that transports hazardous materials or being in an area that experiences severe weather storms. “We always offer free classes,” Jones said. “We have it on the city’s website so people can sign up for those things.” For the past 26 weeks, the city has been providing weekly tips through social media on becoming prepared during an emergency.
The emergency preparedness workshops are free, but space is limited to 40 persons per session. To register, call the emergency management office at 604-5153794 or email nwEMO@newwestcity.ca. For more information on emergency preparedness, visit the city’s website at www.newwest city.ca and click on the Public Safety link.
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Shop smart for your mom this Mother’s Day C ome spring, shoppers often ask, “What gift should I get Mom for Mother’s Day?” How do people transform the sentiments they have for their mother into gifts that represent love and devotion? Buying a Mother’s Day gift is no easy task, especially for those who wait until the last minute to do their shopping. Here are some ways to shop in a smart manner. • Do some sleuthing. Play detective and take inventory of what Mom likes to do the most. If you ask your mother what she wants, she will likely brush off the question and tell you nothing. It is up to you to do the investigative work. Pay attention to conversations and see if there is anything she mentions wanting to try or something around the house that may need updating. Practical gifts are less likely to end up unopened in the basement or attic. • Check expiration dates. Gift certiﬁcates and cards for particular stores or services are popular come Mother’s Day. But it is essential to check expiration dates on the certiﬁcates or ﬁnd gifts, as there is a good chance Mom will put off pampering herself and you would not want the gift to expire before she has a chance to use it. In compliance with the law, chain restaurant gift cards don’t expire for at least ﬁve years from purchase.
• Verify a business. Although Mom may love a cute boutique that just opened, verify the business before buying a gift card from it. An unpredictable economy has made it even harder for new businesses to succeed, and you don’t want Mom to be stuck with a worthless gift card should the new business not thrive. If she really likes a particular new business, take her on a shopping spree at the store instead. • Skip the chocolate overload. Flowers and chocolates are traditional Mother’s Day gifts. However, calorie-conscious women may not want to be faced with the temptation of a warehouse-sized box of chocolate treats. If Mom truly loves chocolate, treat her to a gourmet piece or two, but don’t make that your main gift.
• Avoid “ﬁnal sale” items. It can be tempting to peruse the deepdiscount rack at Mom’s favourite store when retailers cut prices on items in anticipation of a new season. However, these sales may come with restrictions on returns or exchanges. Unless you know Mom will like what you pick out, avoid the “ﬁnal sale” racks in favour of items that can be returned or exchanged. —MetroCreative
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Tickets are available at the door or by calling 604-4336538. Laugh it up when local seniors perform standup routines at the Lafflines Comedy Club. More than a dozen comedians aged 50 to 85 will perform family-friendly humour on Sunday, May 5 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 at the door, which opens at 1 p.m. Tickets can be reserved by calling 604-525-2262. Lafflines is located in the Columbia Theatre, at 530 Columbia St. Celebrate Emergency Preparedness Week by putting together an emergency preparedness kit. The City of New Westminster is celebrating Emergency Preparedness Week May 5 to 11. Visit the public safety section of the city’s website for an abundance of information about emergency preparedness. It’s found at www.newwestcity.ca. While you’re at it, why not register for free emergency preparedness workshops on May 6 and 8 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at city hall? To register, call 604-5153794 or email nwEMO@ newwestcity.ca. – Compiled by staff reporter Theresa McManus
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he city blocks surrounding the corner of Columbia and Eighth Streets have been a major focus of the downtown story since the city plan was first surveyed. This corner has always been a well-connected site. There was access to the river as well as links to the trails and roads that headed off into the forested landscape surrounding the new capital city’s location. The street junction was broad to accommodate cargo and people, incoming or outgoing. In time, the railroad would arrive and a streetcar transit system would open up more territory. One of the many stations from each of these systems remain downtown today. A brief look at the various buildings and businesses that have occupied land near this corner since the city began in 1859 is very informative. This cer-
tainly was one of the vital corners downtown and, for that matter, within the entire town. On the waterfront nearby there were docks, industry, boat moorage, fishing boats, public works vessels, warehouses, cold storage, and many others. As noted previously, there were train tracks with spur lines, shipping landings, and even an impressive large u-shaped track to reroute freight cars and engines. There were a number of hotels, cafés, confectionery shops and the like, to serve a busy bustling clientele. There was also a great place for ice cream. There were hardware stores, machine shops, two or three blacksmiths, a carpentry shop or two, and other similar businesses. There were clothing stores, tailors, places to find boots and shoes, and more. There were sewing shops, dry cleaners, restaurants, purveyors of produce, meats and fish, all operated by hard working Chinese and Japanese entrepreneurs. There were livery stables, a small movie house, and offices for tug boats and other river-based firms.
One hardware store had a marvellous sign standing out from the business block – a huge padlock. Another store nearby had a very big clock with a suspended pendulum below, marking the entrance to the downtown. A local hotel was home to a radio station destined from day one to be a prominent player in the innovative mode of entertainment. This is but a simple and very selective list from the area immediately surrounding Eighth Street at Columbia – there are many more examples to be had. It is on one of the corners of this intersection that the new civic structure, to be known as the Anvil Centre, is now under construction. When complete it will take its place in the story of this neighbourhood. For a visual tour of this “Anvil Centre neighbourhood” through the years, plan to come to the New Westminster Historical Society evening on Wednesday, May 15 starting at 7:30 p.m. in the library auditorium. You’ll be intrigued by the history and captivated by the pictures.
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◗ IN THE GAME
Winter club posts three players in WHL first-round hockey draft ◗P19 Westminster United in Coastal B Cup final on Sunday ◗P19
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Olympic search is on at the lake BY CAYLEY DOBIE REPORTER firstname.lastname@example.org
It takes an individual with unique talents to row competitively. A person needs to be strong, tall and athletic in order to race along the water in the narrow row boats. They need a good lung capacity, especially when it comes down to the final strokes, and they need the long limbs required to make the oar strokes. According to 2008 Olympic gold-medalist, Ben Rutledge, only about one in 10,000 people would meet the physical requirements it takes to be a professional rower. Rutledge began his rowing career in his second year of university. It was his tall stature that caught the eye of a rowing coach. From there, Rutledge trained with coaches and mentors in Canada’s rowing program. He later went on to win seven World Cup medals, three world championship titles, an Olympic gold medal and in 2009 he was inducted into the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame. Canadian rowers have won 40 medals at the Olympic games, including nine gold. Because of Canada’ strong rowers, the program was given a large grant in order to create a development program that will actively search out potential rowers and train them to become the country’s next champions. Row to Podium was the result of the funding. The program targets high school students from Grades 10 to 12 who have no experience in rowing,
Junior special teams trump A’s BY TOM BERRIDGE SPORTS EDITOR email@example.com
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Row your boat: Layla Balooch was an all-star in high school volleyball but has since taken up competitive rowing after being identiﬁed by Rowing Canada’s Row to Podium program but have specific traits that suit the sport. Traits like height, strength and endurance are very important to being successful in the sport, Rutledge said. “We’re trying to identify Canada’s next Olympic and Paralympic champions,” he said. “We’re looking for people with some unique, exceptional physical capabilities.” Row to Podium coaches have been building
relationships with high schools across the country, including Burnaby, to try to identify which students could potentially fit the necessary criteria. The program hosted a recent recruitment night at Burnaby 8 Rinks. They invited students from the community to come out and participate in two physical tests to determine whether or not they have the necessary cardiovascu-
lar endurance and body strength. Burnaby North senior, Layla Balooch was one of these unique finds that Rutledge came across at a high school volleyball game more than a year ago. “I happened to stumble upon her at the volleyball game and asked her to come along and do the tests,” he said. “She has since stopped playing
volleyball and she loves (rowing). It’s a tough sport and it requires a certain mindset and drive, but she loves it and is showing some great signs of future success.” Balooch placed seventh overall in the junior women’s single sculls at Rowing Canada’s Aviron’s Spring Trials at Burnaby Lake on April 20. This was ◗Rowing Page 19
New Westminster drew first blood in the B.C. Junior Lacrosse League rivalry with Coquitlam. ThejuniorASalmobellies won their season home opener, defeating the Adanacs 10-8 at Queen’s Park Arena on Tuesday. The ’Bellies held off a late A’s rally in the final stanza with a pair of special team tallies, including the game-winning goal on a power play by first-year intermediate Kamloops product Jeremy Bosher at 15:40 of the third period. The 17-year-old Bosher, who will be aged up with the junior team this season, scored his first-ever junior A goal with the second of New West’s three shorthanded goals, and also set up Josh Byrne with the first shortie in the opening period following a great special teams rag. Bosher and Byrne led the junior ’Bellies with two goals and one assist apiece. “It’s my first game of junior A. I’m just getting a taste of it. I’m going to enjoy it,” said Bosher, who will be headed south on a field lacrosse scholarship after graduation. “It’s just the beginning of the season. We can only go up from here and that’s what we’re doing.” Third-year Salmonbellie runner Daniel Perreault ◗Bellies Page 19
Winter club joins new school hockey league BY TOM BERRIDGE SPORTS EDITOR firstname.lastname@example.org
The Burnaby Winter Club and Burnaby Central Secondary School are joining forces to form a midget hockey academy that will compete in the Canadian Sports School Hockey League this fall. The elite school league, founded in 2009, will compete in an under-18 prep division for grades 11 and 12 students and a new elite 15s division against academy teams from Alberta, the Okanagan and Lower Mainland teams from Abbotsford and South Delta. “Strategically we needed to be in this game and here we are doing it,” said BWC general manager Len McNeely. The school league differs from Burnaby North’s school academy in that it caters to
a specific elite age group. The academy also is not in direct competition with the existing B.C. major midget hockey league and the Northwest Giants, which also practises and plays at the winter club. The prep team is most likely to be made up of players who will not make it on a major midget roster. The elite 15s addresses an age-group gap on most existing major midget clubs and an opportunity for 15-year-old players to compete in something other than what exists at the association level, said McNeely. “Few (15-year-olds) made it on major midget teams. There was a void there and an important need to play at a higher level of competition. It’s addressing that particular void,” he added.
Ian Gallagher, director of hockey operations at the South Delta academy, was a main driver in helping expand the existing school league to include a total of nine teams in one or the other of the two divisions. The Burnaby Winter Club will compete in both divisions, along with South Delta, Okanagan Hockey Academy in Penticton, Pursuit of Excellence in Kelowna, Edge School Sports in Calgary and Banff Academy. Former Greater Vancouver major midget coach Leland Mack, who also spent two seasons as an assistant with the Giants, will be the head coach of the younger elite school team. A coach for the prep team will be named at a later date, said McNeely. The winter club academy will offer elite
coaching, high school graduation credits, a more than 50-game schedule, as well as on-ice and dry land training. Players will be selected based on evaluation skates likely to be held later this month. The teams will train and compete from September to June. Acadamy players would also be eligible to affiliate with junior teams, said McNeely. The academy program was approved by the Burnaby School District last week. The moves will not affect the existing affiliations the winter club has with the NW Giants and the Grandview Steelers of the Pacific Junior Hockey League, said McNeely. Burnaby Winter Club’s midget A1 rep team will also still be available for club members to compete with at the Pacific Coast association level.
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◗ WHL BANTAM DRAFT
Club trio go in ﬁrst round BY TOM BERRIDGE SPORTS EDITOR email@example.com
The Burnaby Winter Club put three players from its Tier 1 bantam A1 hockey team into the first round of the Western Hockey League bantam draft on Thursday. Dante Fabbro, a 6-0 righthanded defenceman, was picked up eighth overall by the Seattle Thunderbirds. Vancouver forward Jake Kryski also went in the opening round, drafted 13th by the Prince Albert Raiders. Another winter club defenceman, Matt Barberis,
could play his future junior hockey closer to home. The 5-10 defender went to the Vancouver Giants in the 20th spot following an earlier deal that sent David Musil to the Edmonton Oil Kings. As suspected the Giants drafted consensus first overall Tyler Benson from the South Side Athletic Club in Edmonton with the No. 1 pick. A fourth winter club pick, forward Jaeger White, was taken in the fourth round by Lethbridge with the 72nd pick acquired from Regina. Burnaby goalie Tyler
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opened the scoring with his third goal of the season. Perreault also had a threepoint night. The Salmonbellies led throughout the contest, building a 6-4 lead heading into the final frame following back-to-back 3-2 efforts in the first two periods. But Coquitlam took advantage of some opportunistic penalty calls, firing three goals with the man advantage to knot the score at 8-8 on Steven Neufeld’s hattrick marker. Three minutes later, Bosher scored from the high post. Reese Robinson iced the game with a looseball turnover at mid court and scored into the empty net to ice the Salmonbellies’ first win of the season. New Westminster is at home to the Nanaimo Timbermen on Sunday. Game time is 5 p.m.
Shugrue was also picked up by Vancouver, going in the fifth round 102nd overall with a pick acquired from the Red Deer Rebels. “(The draft) kind of fell into the spots we thought it ws going to fall into,” said Burnaby Winter Club bantam head coach John Batchelor, adding the draft worked out well for Fabbro, his best friend Mathew Barzal and the Thunderbirds. “I talked with Dante, and he’s happy to go to the Seattle, Seattle’s happy to have him and Matty (Barzal) is happy to have him.”
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her third competition since she began training. Balooch said that it’s taken a lot of hard work to get ready for competition. Before joining the program, she didn’t really know much about the sport of rowing other than what she had seen on television. “I knew what rowing was, but I didn’t really know how difficult it was, or the fact that it was even a cardio sport,” Balooch said. The Burnaby native’s ranking at the spring trials will help coaches and program officials determine whether or not
she’ll be chosen for a national team one day, which is Balooch’s ultimate goal. But she admits it’ll take some more work before she’s ready for any world competitions. “When you actually (row) there’s so much to think about,” she said. “Every stroke is different, and you always have a new thing to think about.” Until then Balooch will continue her training with Rutledge and the Row to Podium program while, hopefully attending the University of B.C. next September. For more information or to try out for the program can, visit www.rowtopodi um.ca.
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Head ﬁrst: Burnaby Canadians’ Lianna Racanelli goes up for a header in a 3-2 Select division win over Richmond in a Provincial Cup soccer semiﬁnal at Cariboo Oval on Sunday.
West Utd in Coastal Cup final Royal City Soccer Club’s Westminster United under-15 boys will take on the Killarney All-Stars in the Coastal B Cup final at Minoru Stadium in Richmond on Sunday. Game time is 9:20 a.m.
One up, one down United Rugby Club was beaten 13-5 by Burnaby Lake in a Women’s premier rugby semifinal last weekend. United got a measure of revenge in Division 1, earning a spot in the final following a 27-7 win over Comox.
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ST. MATTHEWS DAYCARE 103-7355 Canada Way, Bby 604 527-1031 THREE BEARS Children’s Ctr 9887 Cameron St, Bby 604 444-3302
BURNABY FRENCH Language Playschool, 6060 Marlborough Ave, Burnaby. Call 604 432-1323
GRAHAM MONTESSORI 3 locations in Burnaby/New West
SOMEWHERE TO GROW Montessori, 1320 - 7th Avenue, New Westminster. 604 517-0241
KENSINGTON MONTESSORI 1600 Holdom Ave, Burnaby Call 604 298-5951 KNOX OUT OF SCHOOL CARE 403 E.Columbia St, New West, Call 604 524-3880 MERSEYSIDE MONTESSORI Queensborough, New West 604 517-1117 PUDDLE JUMPERS 4304 Parker St, N. Burnaby Call 604 294-4413 PUDDLE SPLASHERS 7231 Frances St, N. Burnaby 604 291-2410 or 778 371-7556
SUMMERHILL MONTESSORI Preschool. 1600 Cliff Ave, Bby 604 294-0240
Kids On The Go
is a local guide for Kids’ Activities, Lessons, Education & Childcare. This Feature runs the last Friday of each month in The Burnaby Now and New West Record. To advertise call
thegroveatcambridge.ca Hans at Global 604.597.7177
Real Estate Services
PB RAG DOLL kittens, vet ✔ 1st shots, dewormed, health guar., $450 & up Cel # 604-477-9961
HIMALAYAN Show Cats CFA Retired M/F $250.00 Exp homes with no cats Kitten wait list $500.00+ Port Moody( 604) 939-1231
★CATS & KITTENS★ FOR ADOPTION ! 604-724-7652
BLUE NOSE Bully Pitts, only 3 left, all papers, short stocky brickhouse pups, for more info, Call 778-319-8335 PURE BRED PRESA Canario Pups ready to go, Dewormed w/ 1st shots, CCC Reg. 604-807-2813
FROG HOLLOW Montessori Central New Westminster 604 521-1355
778-397-0191, 522-6116, 544-7751
Business Opps/ Franchises
A Great Janitorial Franchise Opportunity
*Annual starting revenue of $12,000-$120,000 *Guaranteed cleaning contracts *Professional training provided *Financing available *Ongoing support *Low down payment required
Self Employed? Can’t show income? No Down Payment? No Problem? 2.60% 5 year Variable 2.79% 5 year Fixed Martinique Walker, AMP Verico Assent Mortgage Corp Call: 604-984-9159
NOTICE OF DISPOSITION
BBY; CENTRAL PARK, MUST SELL 2 BR condo, 880sf, new reno’d, Will accept any reasonable offer. Owner 604-432-7730
IMMACULATE TOP fl 963sf 2 br condo, insuite laundry, +55 building, $121,500 604-309-3947 see uSELLaHOME.com id5565
LUXURY PET HOTEL @ YVR New customer special $27/ night restriction apply www.jetpetresort.com
PARTIAL OCEAN view, 920sf 2br+den 2ba quiet condo, kids, pets ok. $309,000 778-294-2275 see uSELLaHOME.com id5575
For Sale by Owner
7BDRM/3BTH 5187 Marine Dr, Burnaby. For Sale by Owner uSELLaHOME.com, ID# 5669. Tel: 604-722-7977. Mortgage Helper. $695,000.
SMALL PEACEFUL farm set up for horses right beside South Langley riding trail. Bright & comfortable older 2 bd home, f/p, barn, riding rings, pastures. $849,900. Call 604-323-4788 See Propertyguys.com ID: 76788
Houses - Sale Real Estate
At WE BUY HOMES We CASH YOU OUT FAST! We Also Take Over Your Payments Until Your Home is Sold. No Fees! No Risk! Call us First! (604)- 626-9647 www.webuyhomesbc.com
Maple Ridge/ Pitt Mead.
IMMACULATE 2446SF 4br 4ba t/h. Incredible view, huge master br $405,000, 604-466-3175 see uSELLaHOME.com id5226
New Westminster AGASSIZ NEW 2350sf 3br 2.5 Bath, high end finishing, huge master $349,000 604-729-0186 see uSELLaHOME.com id5603
TAKE NOTICE THAT the City of Burnaby proposes to transfer all that portion of lane dedicated by Plan BCP11613 containing 71.5m2 and Plan 1321 containing 190.9m2, shown on Reference Plan BCP ______ as Parcel 1 and Parcel 2, respectively, and PID: 012-106-208, East Half Lot 10, Block 33, Plan 1321 ALL OF DL 69, Gp 1, NWD to N.C. Trading Company Ltd. for $110/sq.ft.
RE: ESTATE OF JULI ELIZABETH ANNE MILETICH, DECEASED formerly of #1807-2289 Yukon Street, Burnaby, BC, V5C 0B2 Creditors and others having claims against the estate of Juli Elizabeth Anne Miletich are herby required to send full particulars of such claim to the Executor, c/o Campbell Froh May & Rice LLP, Barristers and Solicitors, 200-5611 Cooney Road, Richmond, BC, V6X 3J6 on or before the 10th day of June, 2013, after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to claims that have been received. Michael Anthony Miletich Executor
S. Surrey/ White Rock
OPEN HOUSE • Sun • 2:30-4:30 7950 Berkley, Bby Lk, 7BR, 4751sf Water & Mtn Views! $1,499,000. HIRA • Sutton • 604-318-9474
Contact Coverall of BC A Respected Worldwide Leader in Franchised Ofﬁce Cleaning!
604.434.7744 • email@example.com
TOP FLR 762sf 1br condo, in-ste laundry, 45+ building Mt. Baker view $85,000. 778-822-7387 see uSELLaHOME.com id5553
TOP FLOOR quiet side of bldg 650sf 1br+den condo nr Hosp, & Sky train $244K 778-241-4101 see uSELLaHOME.com id5580
NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS
SAVE A LIFE. Wonderful rescue dogs from Foreclosed Upon Pets. Spay/neutered, regular vaccinations & rabies, microchipped. $499 adoption fee, avail at your local Petcetera stores.
6020-01 AVOID BANKRUPTCY Save up to 70% of your Debt. One affordable monthly payment, interest free. For debt restructuring on your terms not your creditors. Call 778-340-4002 or email PeterT@4pillars.ca
SIR ANDREWS MRT Childcare 2 locations in Burnaby 604 437-6942 or 604 437-6942
Come see what’s cookin’ in our kitchens. More counter space, cabinets & more drawers to store!
Come and see. Daily 11 to 7.
26 DAZZLING TOWN HOMES
OPEN SAT., NOON-2PM • GREENTREE VILLAGE 4228 GARDEN GROVE, BURNABY • MLS# V999688
OCEAN VIEW CEMETERY 3 SxS Plots in Linden Section. $13,000 each obo. 604-526-0200
STEVESTON VERY large 1284 sf 2br 2ba top fl condo amazing mtn views, $455K 604-275-7986 see uSELLaHOME.com id5376
Call 604-998-0218 604-444-3000 to place your ad ad
CULTUS LK gardener’s dream 1160 sf 2 br 1.5 ba rancher, a/c 55+ complex $63K 604-858-9301 see uSELLaHOME.com id5400
NEWTON 723SF 1br ground level w/private entry, insuite laundry $139,900 604-984-8891 see uSELLaHOME.com id5546
$739,900 YORKSTON South area Langley, 1 yr old, 3865 sq ft Cstm design 7 bdrm + 5 bthrm + Legal 2 Bdrm Suite. Call 778-298-8108. See Propertyguys.com ID: 76108
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REAL ESTATE RENTALS 6020
Houses - Sale
Lots & Acreage
CAMPBELL VALLEY Park 5 acres, exec.,estate home 6162 sq ft, 8 bd, 5.5 bths, carriage-house garage, 2 suites, barn, boardfenced $1,498K. 604-880-0462 PropertyGuys.com ID:76465
8BDRM/4BTH 11860 Ladner Trunk Road 10 Acres N. Delta Close to horse trails, parks and golf facilities. 4500 sq.feet Thriving equestrian centre http://www.hamishross.com
1 BR’s $900-$950 2 BR’s $1150-$1300 Cameron St, Bby, great location! Lougheed mall, Rec center, schools & transit. Available Now 604-420-8715, 604-221-7720 604-420-6507 www.lougheedproperties.com COQ HOWIE Ave, 1 BR, Includes heat. Avail immediately. PETs welcome. ★ Call 604-626-6501
1BDRM/1BTH APARTMENT on River. 5 appl., balc.,very private, parking, security, n/s, n/p, Ref. req’d $1,100/ Mo. plus elec. No Pets. Call: (778) 847-9468 SURREY LOT 27, 4615sf NEW RF12 building lot, back slope, on greenbelt $390Kea 778-895-8620 see uSELLaHOME.com id5637
FORT LANGLEY 2300sf 5br w/suite above 3 additional rental units $965K 604-882-6788 see uSELLaHOME.com id5533
Close to trans, Highgate Mall & shopping. Rent incls heat & h/w. Refs req’d. Reno’d stes. Ana 778-859-0798 or Bayside Property Office 604-432-7774
545 Rochester Ave, Coq
SOUTH LANGLEY Immaculate 1042 Sq Ft 2 bdrm mobile home, 55 yrs+ park, RV parking, low pad rental $87,900. 604-514-5059 PropertyGuys.com ID 76059
Close to Lougheed Mall, S.F.U. & Transportation. Office 604- 936-3907
401 Westview St, Coq Large Units. Near Lougheed Mall. Transportation & S.F.U.
WALNUT GROVE, desirable location, elegent 3 stry, 3372 sq ft, 6 bdrms, 4 baths, $718,900. Call 604-250-6978. See PropertyGuys.com id:76978
office: 604-939-2136 cell: 604-727-5178 MERRITT HERITAGE style 3070 sf 4br 5ba on 9.9ac lot detached shop, view $895K 250-378-8857 see uSELLaHOME.com id5592
Out Of Town Property
NEW WEST. 1 BR Reno’d. New Appls, Flooring, Fixtures, Paint. Prof. mgmt. From $790. Call (604) 724-8353. NEW WEST - LARGE 1 BR centrally located, completely reno’d, quiet Adult bldg, cert crime free multi housing bldg, refs & credit check req’d, N/s, $825 incls heat, h/w, cbl, u/g prkg, lndry on site. Please call 604-522-7196 700 PARK CRESCENT New Westminster, 1 & 2 BEDROOM $925 & $1300. Adult friendly building. visual intercom, gated parking. Near shops & bus. Includes hotwater & storage. Sorry No Pets!! Call 604-522-3391
AMBER ROCHESTOR OWN THE land, Chilliwack, 1092sf, 2bdrm rancher style mobile home, kids OK, $179,900 604-824-7803 see uSELLaHOME.com id5541
JUNIPER COURT 415 Westview St, Coq
Close to Lougheed Mall, all Transportation Connections, Schools & S.F.U.
552 Dansey Ave, Coq Extra Large 2 Bedrooms. Close to Lougheed Mall and S.F.U.
604-939-4903 778- 229-1358
1300 King Albert, Coq
Close to Transportation, Schools & S.F.U.
Marine View Manor
1218 5th Avenue, New West 1 BR from $900. Nice views! Extra lrg stes, renov’d with new paint, hardwd or laminate flrs. Rent incl heat & h/w, cls to skytrain. Sm pets considered.
VILLA MARGARETA 320-9th St, New West
Suites Available. All Suites Have Balconies. Undergrd Parking Available. Refs Required. Small Pet Ok.
CALL 604 715-7764
Bayside Properties Services
18983-72A AVE Surrey, 1321 sq ft 2 brdm, 2 bath t/h in well managed complex, extensive upgrades, $314,000. Call 778-571-1544 See PropertyGuys.com ID: 76544
CALYPSO COURT CRANBROOK 2060SF 4br 3ba reno’d home w/side suite on 2 lots $239,900 778-887-4530 see uSELLaHOME.com id5304
1030 - 5th Ave, New West Near Transportation & Douglas College. Well Managed Building.
Cell: 604-813-8789 COTTONWOOD PLAZA 555 Cottonwood Ave, Coq
Large units some with 2nd bathroom or den. On bus routes, close to S.F.U. & Lougheed Mall.
FLEETWOOD RENO’D 2140sf 4br 3ba, large 7100sf lot, bsmt suite $539,000. 604-727-9240 see uSELLaHOME.com id5617
GUILDFORD 1900SF 3br 2ba w/basement suite on huge 8640 sf lot, $479,000 604-613-1553 see uSELLaHOME.com id5608
GUILDFORD MAGNIFICENT 4952sf 10br 6.5ba back on creek, main floor master br, $729K 604-581-5541 see: uSELLaHOME.com id5506
Lots & Acreage
ESTATE SALE 5253 sf view lot in New West. Must be sold offers to $525k. Ed Unrau , Green Acres Rlty. (604) 872-8586, 807-0716
office: 604- 936-1225 BEST LAKE FRONT FROM VAN only 1 hr, nr Bellingham, 2,900 sft, 5 br, 4.5 bath, 18 yr old home. Beautiful low bank waterfront, $679,000. Call 604-734-1300 CANCEL YOUR TIMESHARE. NO RISK program. STOP Mortgage & Maintenance Payments Today. 100% Money Back Guarantee. FREE Consultation. Call us NOW. We can Help! 1-888-356-5248
1010 6th Ave, New West Suites Available. Beautiful atrium with fountain. By shops, college & transit. Pets negotiable. Ref required.
CALL 604 715-7764 BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES
Move In Bonus 810 ST. ANDREWS ST. 315 AGNES ST. NEW WESTMINSTER
1 Bdrm from $820
HATZIC LAKE Swans Point, 1 hr from Vanc incl lot & 5th wheel ski, fish, $134,500. 604-209-8650 see uSELLaHOME.com id5491
Spacious suites, Sky train nearby, close to shopping and parks.
LOT & Trailer. This little gem is located 120 miles from Van, pool - C.H, hiking, fishing, history of Car etaker, mai nt $775/yr , $30,000 obo. Lot 33 - 30860 Trans Canada Hwy Yale BC. Ph 1-604-792-6764
LANGLEY NR town fully reno’d 2474sf home on 5ac ppty, bsmt suite $1,150,000 604-825-3966 see uSELLaHOME.com id5582
3418 Blueberry Drive, Whistler, BC. Bare Land approx 13,500 sq ft. Panoramic views from Whistler to Mt. Currie. - $1,747,000 - email: firstname.lastname@example.org
1021 HOWAY ST. 1116 HAMILTON ST. NEW WESTMINSTER 1 bdrm from 850 2 bdrm from $1056 $
Spacious suites, Skytrain nearby, close to shopping and parks.
OCEAN FRONT boat access only 2 yr old 1600sf 3br 2.5ba 30min from W Van $799K 778-998-9141 see uSELLaHOME.com id5424
ROYAL CRESCENT ESTATES
22588 Royal Crescent Ave, Maple Ridge Large units. Close to Golden Ears Bridge. Great River view!
office: 604-463-0857 cell: 604-375-1768
S. BBY- Highgate Area 6880 Balmoral St. 1 BR from $880/month 2 BR $1100/month Close to skytrain, incls heat & h/w. Newly reno’d large suites with balonies. Call Dan 604-728-2086
SKYLINE TOWERS 102-120 Agnes St, N.West
Hi-Rise Apartment with River View & Indoor Pool. 1 BR & 2 BR Available. Rent includes heat & hot water. Remodelled Building and Common area. Gated undergrd parking available. References required.
CALL 604 525-2122 BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES
WHITGIFT GARDENS 550 Cottonwood Ave., Coq.
POCO, 2 BR Apt, in very quiet 6 unit bldg. Coin laundry. $875/mo incls heat. Avl May 1, N/P. 604-941-4877 or 604-240-2562 PORT COQUITLAM 2 BR APT, $815, quiet complex, no pets. Call 604-464-0034
1 BR $775, 2 BR $950 3 BR $1,150
(incl. heat, h/w, parking) Indoor pool, near Lougheed Mall, SFU, public transit, schools
Houses - Rent
NEW WEST very lge quiet 1BR apt, h/w flrs, nr shops/bus, ns, np. $850. Now/Jun 1. 604-524-4775 New Westminster
1 BR + Den. New Carpet and just painted. Avail Now or June 1. $750. Lease and excellent references a must. Michelle Dodimead, ACD Realty (604) 521-0311 view this & other properties @ www.acdrealty.com
BBY 5 BR reno hse, nr Can Way/ Imperial, nr amens/schols, w/d. $2300+util. May 1. 778-837-4101 BBY S, 3 BR w/bsmt, 5 appls, 2 bth, $2100. Avail May 1. NS/NP. 604-539-1959 or 604-612-1960 S. SRY, fully reno’d 4 BR, 4 bath, top line appls, walking dist to all schls, Rec ctr, shopping, nr bus, avl now, $2500/mo. 604-444-3121
KING ALBERT COURT
Call Danny 604 728-2086
NEW WESTMINSTER, 1 BR Apt, $745/mo
Incls heat, hot water, cable & parking. Near schools, shops, bus & Sky train. Avail IMMEDIATELY or May 15th. Cats ok! Deposit req’d. Call 604-521-2884
BONSOR APTS Renovated high rise, concrete building. Suites available. Very close to Metrotown, Skytrain & Bonsor swimming pool. Rent includes heat, hot water. Refs req’d.
Contact Alex 604-999-9978 Bayside Property Services Office: 604-432-7774
Coq./Poco/ Port Moody
POCO Nicely furn BR/bathroom, shr nr new t/h w/working female. Suit n/s fem/student/working person. $500+ DD. 778-838-7981
BBY EAST 2 BR, nr Highgate mall & skytrain, $1000 incls utils, no w/d, Now. n/s, n/p, 604-767-6968 BBY HIGHGATE Bright bachelor. N/s, n/p, no w/d. $550 incl hydro/ cable. Av Jun 1. 604-522-6773
View this & other properties @ www.acdrealty.com
New Westminster 1 Br. Apt., $800/mo., Large Balcony, Updated, Near Transit & Amens. Small Pet Available OK.
1st of month
St Andrews Street Call 604.202.2420
1985 Woodway Place & 5051 Lougheed Highway Spacious suites with large windows and open balconies 1 Bedroom + Den from $1220 2 Bedroom from $1205 Heat/HW Incl., Outdoor Pool Near SkyTrain No Pets
Call 604.293.2239 www.austeville.com
BBY 1 BR, fully furnished, $650 incls utils, nr Edmonds skytrain/ bus/schl, n/s, n/p. 604-524-0998 BBY nr Brentwood/Skytrn, new 1 BR g/l, suits 1, N/s, N/p, avl now. $800/mo incls utils. 604-294-5435 BBY ROYAL OAK, 1 BR g/lvl, 500 sqft, n/s, no w/d, $700 incls utils, Avail Jun 1, 604-738-2531 COQ. 1 BR, sh’d W/D, patio, pool, on greenbelt. No pets. $750/mo incl hydro/cable. 604-939-4535 NEW WEST 1 BR suite , w/d, lam flrs, 1 pkng, sm pet ok, n/s. $900 inc util. 604-352-2453, 777-1767 POCO. BRIGHT 1 BR, full bath, gas f/p. Ns/np, w/d. $675/mo + 35% utils. May 1. 604-931-0675
2BDRM/1BTH HIGHGATE Village Burnaby 800 sq ft. Ground level utilities/Laundry incl. Great location $1,100 Monthly. Call: (778) 898-2426
COQ 1BR $760 & 2 BR $995 apts, quiet complex, incls hot water, laundry facils, free parking, nr amens, No pets. 778-323-4317
RIVERS INLET Townhouses
(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.
ALARM 604-463-7919 Systems Ltd.
SERVICE & PARTS. Licenced & Insured. Washers, Dryers, Stove, Fridge, Dishwashers. 604-346-8925
* RENOS * Bsmt refinish * Drywall * Bath Tiles * Windows * Doors * Stairs. Call Norm 604-437-1470
739 PRINCESS ST
Spectacular, large 2 BR Condo. Absolutely stunning 270 degree views. 2 bathrooms, 2 parking and great adult oriented building. Available now or June 1. $1795. No pets, non- smokers. Lease and perfect references a must. Al Dodimead ACD Realty 604 521-0311
*HOUSE & HOME Cleaning* We are Licensed, Bonded & Insured. Call 604- 700 -9218
SUNSHINE CLEANING 'you’ve tried the rest, now try the best.' Move ins - move outs, weekly, monthly We guarantee our work. References gladly given. Try our $60 cleaning 604-716-8631
A QUALITY CLEANING exp res /comm. low rate’s senior’s disc 778.239.9609 or 778.998.9127
EUROPEAN QUALITY Housecleaning, reliable, exp , ref’s avail, also Move In or Out, 604 760-7702 Honest, Reliable Cleaning Lady will make your home sparkle! $23/hour. ★ Call 604-436-1362 ★ TWO LITTLE LADIES. For all your cleaning needs. Lic’d & Insured. Call 778-395-6671
★ Specialist in Removal ★ Replacement ★ Forming ★ Exposed Aggregate ★ Sidewalks ★ Driveways ★ Patios & Stamp Concrete Over 35 Years Experience For Free Estimates please call Thomas 604-897-5071
❏ All Jobs BIG & small ❏ Concrete Removal ❏ Seniors discount. Friendly, Family Business, 40+ years experience!
AKAL CONCRETE. Renos, driveways, stairs, floors, forming, landscaping. 778-881-0961
−Augering −Water & Sewer line repair & replacement −Sumps −Drain Tile −Concrete Work −Foundation, −Excavation −Retaing Walls −Site restored Call Ron 778-227-7316 or 604-568-3791
DRYWALL Reliable Work ★ Res & Comm ★ 35 Yrs Exp.
VINCE’S MAGIC Drywalling & textured ceiling repairs. Bonded 604-307-2295 / 778-340-5208
ALL YOUR electrical & reno needs. Lic’d electrician #37940. Insured, bonded & WCB. Free est Reasonable rates 604-842-5276
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HOME SERVICES 8080
D & W ELECTRICAL Comm/Res/Ind. All electrical. Lic & Bonded. WCB. 778-862-0098
Electrical Installations; Renos and Repairs. Member of BBB. www.nrgelectric.ca 604-520-9922 Electrical • Power • Lighting New or Renovations. Insured. Lic #18870 • 604-728-4336 LIC. ELECTRICIAN #37309 Commercial & residential renos & small jobs. 778-322-0934. YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guar’d. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899
# 1 YARD DRAINAGE, STONE WORK & HOUSE DEMOLITION
By hand, Paving, landscaping, stump / rock / cement / oil tank & dirt removal, paver stones, Jackhammer, Water / sewer line / sumps. Slinger avail. 24 hrs Call 341-4446 or 254-6865
West Coast Cedar Installations New, repaired or rebuilt ★ Fences & Decks ★ 604-435-5755 or 604-788-6458
Hardwood Floor Refinishing Repairs & Staining Installation Free Estimates
Century Hardwood Floors 604-376-7224 www.centuryhardwood.com
Artistry of Hardwood Floors
Refinish, sanding, install, dustless Prof & Quality work 604-219-6944 Golden Hardwood & Laminate & Tiles. Prof install, refinishing, sanding & repairs. 778-858-7263 INSTALLATION REFINISHING, Sanding. Free est, great prices. Satisfaction guar. 604-518-7508
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
HANDY ANDY Handyman services. Odd Jobs. (WHATEVER). 604-715-9011
HANDYMAN Int & Ext repairs & reno’s. Carpentry, Kitch & Bath, Plumbing. Walter 604-790-0842
Actual Plumbing & Heating, Boilers, Furnaces, Tankless, Hotwater tanks, 24/7, Seniors Disc, Lic., BBB, 604-874-4808 Installation, Repairs and Maintenance. Serving Lower Mainland since 1980. 604-218-8572
Lawn & Garden
★ Cedar fencing/decks ★ Stonework paving stones ★ Pergola’s ★ 30 Yrs Exp Call Danny 604-250-7824 www.constructivelandscaping.com
ANDREW’S Lawn Cutting & Trimming. Reasonable rates. Free Estimates ★ 778-773-2703
S Johnson Garden & Lawn Care services. BCLNA member. Please call 604 753 9529.
Spring Specials $ 3 ROOMS 299 (Walls Only)
Top Quality Quick Work Free Estimates
Call Now: 780-6510
Lawn & Garden LAWNS CUT, power raking, hedge trim, pruning, gardening, fertilizing, yard clean-up. (604) 773-0075.
• • • •
Spring Clean-ups Turf Fertility Programs Hedging and Pruning Ongoing Maintenance Programs: Residential, Strata & Commercial • All Landscape Installation and Design • All Yard Renovations • Rubbish Removal
Call Mark at:
Constructive Landscaping Stonework.paving stones, Cedar decks/fences, Pergola’s, 30 yrs exp. Call Danny 604-250-7824
Free Est. 604-779-6978
Residential & Commercial Lawn Contracts • Full Service ❏ Hedge Trim’g / Pruning ❏ Weed / Moss Control ❏ Yard & Garden Clean-up ❏ Garden Installations ❏ Pressure Washing Call Dan • 604-862-4678
GARDEN GROOMER Garden Maintenance Lawn Care
• Lawn Cutting • Power Raking • Rototiling & Pruning • Hedge Trimming • Power Washing • Open to odd jobs Free Est, Established Since 1997 Licensed Business, Business, reasonable reasonable rates
CLIFF 604.931.0825 GARDENING SERVICE
Many years exp ★ Free Est ★ ★ Lawn cuts ★ Garden maintainance. ★ Tree topping & trimming ★ Power raking, aeration. Call Mr. Van 604-726-9741
Gardening Services Lawn Maintenance Landscape Design Residential & Commercial William KIM • 28 years exp.
WILDWOOD LANDSCAPING Hedge Trimmimg & Tree Pruning & Hedge Removal Spring Clean Up Lawn Restoration. Planter Box, Garden Installation. Comm/Strata/Res Free Estimates. 604-893-5745 604-723-2468; Tran the Gardener. Lawns, aeration, power raking, cutting, trimming, cleanups. 604-723-2468
Moving & Storage
AFFORDABLE MOVING 1 to 3 Men
We accept Visa, Mastercard & Interac Licenced & Insured Local & Long Distance
FREE ESTIMATES Seniors Discount
B&Y MOVING Experienced Movers ~ 2 Men $55 ~
Over 10 yrs. Exp. • Licenced & Insured • Professional Piano Movers
TCP MOVING 1 to 3 men from $40
• Licensed & Insured. • Local & storage. • Ca & US long distance.
604-505-1386 604-505-9166 ABE MOVING & Delivery and Rubbish Removal $35/HR per Person • 24/7 604-999-6020 AMI MOVING ★ 5 ton cube. Starting at $49/hour. Local & long distances. 24/7 ★ 604-617-8620 EXP PROF movers fully equip, piano specialist. Evening moves available. George 778-875-8202
Local & long distance Call 604-720-0931 email@example.com TLL MOVING Local & Long Distance. Good Rates. Licensed & Insured. Call 778-389-6357
STORMWORKS OIL Tank Removal. Certified, Insured, Reasonable Rates. A+ BBB. 604-724-3670
Exterior • Interior Residential • Comm. • Strata WCB Insured • BBB
Interior/Exterior Specialist Many Years Experience Fully Insured Top Quality, Quick Work Free Estimate
COASTAL GROUNDS MAINTENANCE LTD. Mark 604-813-7018 www.coastalgrounds.ca
A & W Landscape • Tree & Hedge, Clean-up, Power Wash, Seniors Disc. Al @ 604-783-3142
Greenworx Redevelopment Inc. Hedges, pavers, ponds & walls, returfing, demos, drainage, jackhammering. Old pools filled in, decks, concrete 604.782.4322
HON’S Garden Services •Lawn Cuts •Trim •Weed •Free Est •Spring Cleanup ★ 604-317-5328
DJ PAINTING, Int/Ext. Com/Res. Drywall repair. Free ests. Cell: 604-417-5917, 604-258-7300 SADAKA PAINTING Int/Ext, power washing. Call Zoran (604) 723-0502
SAVE 20% when you Book NOW Interior / Exterior Specialist. Free Est. Marc ★ 778-867-0179
ASPHALT PAVING Driveway, Walkway & Parking Lot
Garage Apron / Speed Bump / Pot Hole Commercial & Residential
METRO BLACKTOP CO. LTD Custom work for Driveways & new lane Aprons. Repairs/resurfacing. Call Gino 604-657-9936
Res - Com Professional Service FLAT RATE 7 DAYS/WK
604-551-8531 Honest Service Lic - Ins - Bonded
Renovations & Home Improvement
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Fully Insured 20 yrs. exp. • Free Est. Call 604INTERIOR & EXTERIOR SPECIALS 10% OFF
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FAIRWAY PAINTING 604 729-1234 High United Construction New build, renos, drywall, tile, stucco, plumbing, patio cover. Big/small. Randy 604-250-1385
AFFORDABLE QUALITY ROOFING LTD.
Trusted since 1986! A+ Rating - BBB Residential/Commercial 25 Years workmanship warranty Call for FREE ESTIMATE & SPRING PROMOTION A+
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FROM DESIGN TO FINISH
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PTV TILE INSTALLATIONS Ceramic Tile, Porcelain, Slate, 20 Yrs Exp. Santo 778-235-1772
Pro Tree Services * Quality Tree and Hedge Trimming, Pruning and Removals * Full range of Landscape Services available * Stump Grinding - Insured & Licensed
Call 604.588.8733 www.ProTreeServices.ca
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2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited Affordable Luxury 35,600 kms. 2.4L GDI DOHC. $19,999. Email: email@example.com (604) 794-3428.
Sports & Imports
1997 ACURA CL, cool, leather, sunroof 146K kms, lady driven, $3950 obo 604-984-4490
NO WHEELS, NO PROBLEM
Family owned & operated since 1989
SCRAP CAR REMOVAL
A EASTWEST Roofing & Siding Reroofing, Gutter, BBB Member, 10% disc, Seniors Disc, 604-783-6437
A-1 Contracting & Roofing ReRoofing & Repair. WCB. 25% Discount. Jag, 778-892-1530
AMG ROOFING & SIDING
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No Wheels, No Problem
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2009 KIA Spectra, 4 dr, pwr group, 66K, grey on grey, a/c, cruise, $7,290. 604-439-9840.
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604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 2H
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Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks
1989 19’ Bayliner Capri Blue, 2.3 litre IO Fresh water cooled, new windshield/canvas/swim grid, trailer. $8,375. 604-837-7564 Aluminum Boat Wanted, 10, 12 or 14 ft, with or without motor or trailer. Will pay $. 604-319-5720
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Need a Gardener?
1997 TOYOTA Camry LE. 4 drs, 4 cyl, auto, a/c. Well maintained. Aircared. $3700. 604-936-1270
AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash paid for full sized vehicles. 604-518-3673
Home & Yard Clean Ups Residential/Commercial No Job Too Small Free Estimates- 7 Days/Wk Call Tony 604-834-2597 www.bulldogdisposal.ca
1992 SUBARU Loyal S/W, 4 cyl, auto, aircared, pwr grp, exc cond, all rec. $1800 obo. 604-433-3039
Scrap Car Removal
DELUXE Quality work by Qualiﬁed Rooﬁng Professionals. Free Estimates 24 Hour Repairs Gutters Skylights Cedar - Duriod - Torch-On Systems
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Renovations & Home Improvement
BEN’S RUBBISH REMOVAL
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A1 CONTRACTING. Bsmt, bath, kitchen cabinets, tiling, painting & decks. Dhillon, 604-782-1936
PRESSURE WASHING, SIDING, gutters, tile, roof, treat moss. Gill, 604-897-4204, 604-599-4204
All work Guaranteed!
Oil Tank Removal
A Gardener & A Gentleman Lawn, Garden, Tree svcs. Pruning, Yard Clean-up, Junk. 319-5302
BEST PAINTING. Repair drywall. Repaint Specialist. Interior/Ext. Free estimates. 604-724-9953
1, 3, 5, 7 or 10 Ton $ From
Residential & Commercial Landscape Maintenance • Lawn Mowing • Gardening • Power Rake • Hedge Trim • Tree Pruning • Lawn Repairs • Yard Clean-up Garden Designing & Installation.
Magic Star Painting
A Semi Retired Tradesman Build or Repairs - small jobs only. Richard • 604-377-2480
1997 LANDROVER Defender(s) 90, 5 spd diesel, mint, 160,000km, from desert $23,900 1-780-945-7945 604-926-7087 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sports & Imports
1979 FORD M/H, 23 ft, cozy, bunk beds, fully equipped, low k, hi way usage, $5,500. 778-737-3890
Complete Renos & Additions, incl.: Kitchen & Bath Improvements • Roofing • Sundecks • Door & Window Replacements
Bill 604-298-1222 www.chrisdalehomes.com
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1991 MERCEDES BENZ 300C. Auto, new tires. 111,000 km. Exc cond. $5,100 obo 604-786-6495
1987 GEORGIA Boy 30’, sleeps 6, excel mechical cond, kitchen, bath, $6,700. Call 604-729-9767
A24 • Friday, May 3, 2013 • The Record
WEEKLY SPECIALS 100% BC Owned and Operated Prices Effective May 2 to May 8, 2013.
We reserve the right to limit quantities. We reserve the right to correct printing errors.
Jordan���s Morning Cereal or Muesli
Blue Sky Natural Sodas
500g product of U.K.
250ml product of France
Level Ground Organic Direct Fair Trade Coffee
300g product of Columbia/Tanzania
Baby Gourmet Organic Baby Food
Casa Fiesta Beans
45-51g • product of USA
regular or w/pineapple
Omega Nutrition Organic Cold Milled Flax Seeds
New Roots Strong Bones
product of Canada
retail price package of 6
Genesis Today Organic Acai 100™ Pure Acai Juice
Enhances energy, appearance and overall health by supplying high levels of vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, antioxidants and more.
regular retail price 425-450g
International FAIR TRADE DAY May 11, 2013.
Choices has been the proud recipient of local and national Fair Trade awards since 2010. What is Fair Trade? According to Fair Trade Canada Fair Trade is a different way of doing business. It is about making principles of fairness and decency mean something in the marketplace. It seeks to change the terms of trade for the products we buy – to ensure the farmers and artisans behind those products get a better deal. Most often this is understood to mean better prices for producers, but it often means longer-term and more meaningful trading relationships as well. Visit www.fairtrade.canada.ca 2010, 2013 Awards. Your loyalty has helped Choices achieve these awards. Thank you!
Strong Bones features microcrystalline hydroxyapatite – the most readily absorbable form of calcium, plus 21 synergistic bone-building nutrients.
1.00 off regular
Rice Bakery PRICING
Omega Nutrition’s Cold Milled Flax is a convenient source of Omega-3, high in fiber and gluten.
regular or mini
regular or sandwich
Health Care Department
Oatmeal Carrot Walnut or Banana Chocolate Chips Muffins
Brown Rice Bread
1L • +deposit +eco fee product of USA
8 pack • product of Canada
Coco Libre Organic Coconut Water
Organic Sourdough Bread Levain Style
398-454g product of USA
Cascades Enviro Facial Tissue
bins or bags
510g product of USA
Larabar Energy Bars Gluten-Free
Roasted Salted Jumbo Peanuts
128ml product of Canada
370g • reg 12.99
32 oz • reg 9.99
20% off regular retail price
Food Merchants Organic Polenta
+deposit +eco fee product of USA
product of Canada
Alexis De Portneuf Brie and Camembert Cheese
10g • product of USA
Earth's Own Almond Fresh Beverages
Reed’s Ginger Brew and Virgil’s Cream Soda or Root Beer
Organic Fair Trade Packham Pears from Interrupcione in Argentina
Choices’ Own Soup
Artisana Organic Raw Almond Butter
100g • product of E.U.
3/3.00 Organic Fair Trade Passion Fruit from La Grama in Peru
Annie Chun’s Roasted Seaweed Snacks
Spring Creek Sirloin Tip Steaks
Organic Fair Trade Large Size Hass Avocados from Pragor Co-op in Mexico
Green & Black's Organic Chocolate Bars
354ml +deposit +eco fee product of USA
Bonne Maman Jams
Extra Lean Ground Turkey
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