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Gas line ruptures BY THERESA MCMANUS REPORTER

Safety first: Fire crews respond to a call of a natural gas line rupture at 811 Carnarvon St., downtown. The line was ruptured when construction workers inside the building dropped some construction waste on a gas line.

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Construction crews renovating a commercial building in downtown New Westminster ruptured a gas line on Monday morning. Brent Joel, a fire inspector with New Westminster Fire and Rescue Services, said crews were called to 811 Carnarvon St. at 9:22 a.m. “The fire department did evacuate the work crew as a precaution, which is pretty standard,” said Lisa Corcoran, corporate communications officer for Fortis Inc. Construction workers who were working inside the building dropped some construction waste on a onehalf-inch gas line, which then ruptured and filled the room with gas. According to Corcoran, the incident was confined to the one building and no neighbouring properties were impacted by the gas leak. Traffic in front of the building was prohibited for about an hour while officials dealt with the leak. “Proper protocols were followed,” she said. “As soon as the gas was smelled, they evacuated.” The building is the former home of the Centre of Integration for African Immigrants.

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City isn’t rushing to install smart meters BY THERESA MCMANUS REPORTER tmcmanus@royalcityrecord.com

The City of New Westminster is in no rush to make a decision about smart meters. B.C. Hydro plans to install 1.8 million meters in homes and businesses across the province by December 2012. Some critics have voiced concerns about the smart meters, but B.C. Hydro believes they will

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◗IN THE NEWS Royal City Kids Fair a huge success ◗P5 MPs invite prime minister to tour hospital ◗P11

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New gathering place honours First Nations BY ALFIE LAU REPORTER

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The New Westminster campus of Douglas College now has another community amenity. On Jan. 19, the college hosted a two-part opening ceremony, complete with speeches from Lt.-Gov. Steven Point and Chief Rhonda Larrabee of the QayQayt Nation, celebration dances from the Douglas College student pow wow group, and opening and closing prayer songs from an elder from the Sto:lo First Nation. “From time immemorial, our lands have been a place of gathering,” said Larrabee in her welcoming speech. “Our ancestors welcomed others to come together here: to fish, to hunt, to Welcome: First Nations dancers gather berries, to perform at the opening ceremony share stories and wisdom by the river, of the aboriginal gathering place a gathering place, a at Douglas College last week. resting place.” The aboriginal gathering place is a purpose-built extension to the fourth floor of the south building with a view of the Fraser River. The space will feature commissioned

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Gathering together: The official opening of the aboriginal gathering place at Douglas College featured traditional dances and speeches from Lt.-Gov. Steven Point and QayQayt Chief Rhonda Larrabee. For more photos of the event, go to our photo gallery at www.royalcityrecord.com. “Today, we open a magnificent facility for students and community members to gather together in peace and fellowship to honour the heritage of this territory and share in the power of dreams,” said Scott McAlpine, president of Douglas College. www.twitter.com/AlfieLau

artwork to showcase the art and culture of aboriginal peoples. The facility is a place where aboriginal students and members of the local community can gather together and celebrate. The opening festivities also included a traditional ceremony of smudging and cedar brushing the artwork.

Cities crack down on Little League signs ‘Give us some rules we can live with,’ president says BY THERESA MCMANUS REPORTER tmcmanus@royalcityrecord.com

New Westminster Little League is struggling to promote registration as signs have been removed from New Westminster and Burnaby locales. The New Westminster Baseball Association said two signs informing the public about upcoming registration for Little League were removed from sites in Burnaby. It’s promoted registration in that community for years because South Burnaby is within the New Westminster

Baseball Association’s boundary. The association is also frustrated that signs posted in New Westminster have been removed. It had posted registration signs on the Justin Morneau Field’s batting cage and on the field’s backstop fence in Moody Park. “I understand that the city may not want signs up for an extended period of time, but considering the amount of money associations like ours put back into the community through park upgrades, and considering the importance of recreational sports to the well-being of our kids, all we want is the city’s cooperation in promoting registration,” said association president Ron Suffron in a press release. “Give us some rules we can live with.”

New Westminster Minor Baseball paid for the batting cage at Justin Morneau Field. It’s also helped fund other projects at the field. Suffron said this year marks the first time that signs posted on the fence of Edmonds Community School in Burnaby and on a corner lot at McBride Boulevard and 10th Avenue were removed in Burnaby. “It seems odd,” he said. “This is the first year that something like this has happened.” According to the press release from New Westminster Baseball, New Westminster’s policy has left many volunteer-run, notfor-profit, minor sports organizations in a quandary as to how to promote themselves in a cost-effective way.

Dean Gibson, the City of New Westminster’s director of parks, culture and recreation, said the city has a longstanding policy of not posting signs in any of New Westminster’s parks, and sports organizations in the city are well aware of that policy. He said the proliferation of signs at different times of the years contributes to an unsightly appearance so they’re removed when they are posted, something that’s done infrequently because organizations are aware of the city’s policy. While one sign alone isn’t unsightly, he said signage can detract from the beauty of the community when numerous signs are posted around the city. In addition to ◗Signs Page 8

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◗ FIRST ROYAL CITY KIDS FAIR

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Fun times: Elsa Rahim, at left, inspects George, Fraser River Discovery Centre’s mascot, while Euan Irwin (above) plays at the pollution model station. Below, Bobs and LoLo perform. Photos by Jason Lang/ THE RECORD

The Royal City Kids Fair is likely to become an annual event given the success of its first fair. Michael van Lierop, president of Old Yale Sales and Marketing, said the event surpassed everyone’s expectations. “It was awesome. We had 3,000 people come through,” he said. “We were totally overwhelmed – in a good way. Our exhibitors were tickled pink.” In addition to more than 50 exhibitors, the Jan. 21 event included bouncy castles, arts and crafts and children’s activities. One of the highlights were two performances by kids’ favourites Bobs and LoLo. “It was great energy. Lots of people, lots of happy kids. It exceeded our expectations in a big way,” van

Lierop said. “With the response, I think we’d be fools not to repeat.” Fraser River Discovery Centre was thrilled to take part in the Royal City Kids Fair. “Although the number of visitors to the fair was overwhelming at times, the Fraser River Discovery Centre is very pleased that the organizers of the Royal City Kids Fair chose our venue to host their inaugural event,” said executive director Catherine Ouellet-Martin. “This provided us with a wonderful opportunity to showcase the Discovery Centre, and we hope that families will visit again to explore the centre’s family-fun exhibits in a more leisurely fashion.” – By Theresa McManus, staff reporter


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Take the next step: Ban hands-free devices

Statistically speaking, there are 16 Using a handheld cellphone has been people alive today who quite probably shown to be the number 1 cause of diswould not have been if B.C. hadn’t tracted driving, which in turn leads to a significant increase in the likelihood of enacted its distracted driving law two years ago. being involved in an accident. Evidence shows that talkEnacted on Feb. 1, 2010, the ing on a cellphone while drivlaw carries a fine of $167 for ing reduces a driver’s field of using handheld cellphones THE RECORD vision by 50 per cent, and it and other electronic devices quadruples the risk of causing while driving. It also adds a motor vehicle crash. three penalty points to the licences of It doesn’t take a genius to figure drivers who risk their lives and the lives that something as overtly foolish as of others by texting or emailing while texting while driving is riskier still. driving.

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Between Feb. 1, 2010, and Sept. 30, 2011, police issued 46,008 tickets to drivers using hand-held electronic devices, and another 1,372 tickets were issued for emailing or texting. Yet we see still see people regularly flouting the law, driving with their cellphones plastered against their ears or trying to text while stopped in traffic. In fact, police issued more than 34 per cent more tickets for distracted driving in 2011 than in the previous year. Considering numerous studies show hands-free devices involve just as much

risk of crashes, injuries and death as their outlawed handheld counterparts, and considering the remarkable success of the current law in reducing deaths, injuries and property damage, it’s high time that the ban on all electronic paraphernalia – not just hand-held devices – is extended to all drivers. Totally banning use of the devices won’t stop all drivers from exercising behaviour that is risky to themselves and to others on the road, but the success of the current law shows us that an expanded law can help save more lives.

The day that health care changed IN THE HOUSE

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en or so years from now, we may look back and circle Dec. 19, 2011 as the day our health-care system embarked on a new path. Whether it will ultimately be a good or bad path remains to be seen. That was the day federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty dropped a bombshell on his provincial counterparts by informing them they could no longer rely on billions of new dollars in federal funding for health care every year. Flaherty announced the new policy – which takes effect in 2015 – without any consultation. The finance ministers were shellshocked, since federal funding would drop from six per cent annual boosts to a percentage tied to the nation’s economic growth. Even though it means a likely reduction of only a couple of percentage points, when applied to the massively expensive health-care system the dollars amount to a significant amount. B.C. stands to lose about $250 million a year, while Alberta will see a windfall in excess of $1 billion. Fast forward to last week,

when the country’s premiers and territory leaders met in Victoria and stomped their collective feet about the new funding policy. They are also upset by what they view as Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s refusal to even talk about it. But then a funny thing happened. The premiers did something that probably would not have happened if Flaherty hadn’t arbitrarily changed the rules of the game. The premiers agreed to launch a six-month initiative aimed at doing things better and saving money in three critical areas of the health-care system: scope of practice, human resource management and clinical guidelines. All three areas consume billions of dollars. Finding ways of delivering good health outcomes while saving money is desirable and necessary as treating the population gets ever more expensive. While Canada has a national health system, how it operates differs from province to province. Rules governing what precise duties doctors and nurses perform (or don’t perform), how much they are paid and what constitutes the proper time for medical intervention can vary depending on the province in which you reside. All of these areas have cost implications. And clinical guidelines – which set out standard directions and approaches to allow

How about some common sense? Dear Editor:

I guess in light of what happened regarding the McIntosh attack in Queen’s Park, it has stirred up a fair amount of discussion within our community. Light up the park! The only thing I have to say about that is are you kidding, and I hope this doesn’t go forward because there is city hall influence regarding this event. Now I have to agree that, as a parent, if my child were to be mugged and robbed, it would cause some concern for me as well, however, didn’t mother ever tell you not to walk into the woods at night or down those lonely lanes and alleys? I agree that the new lighting through Moody Park is very nicely done. Not too overwhelming and has created a wonderful little throughway for us ◗Health Page 7 pedestrians. If lights are to be installed in Queen’s

Park, I can see doing the Millennium Trail, but no more. I believe we have completely lost our minds when it comes to the way we need to be plugged into our devices day and night. Did Ms. McIntosh not know she shouldn’t be walking through the woods at night on her own, with a laptop slung over her shoulder listening to music with her ear buds in? No wonder she got mugged, and I hate to say this, but she had it coming. She did not deserve to get mugged, but when you shut yourself out from the world and are not aware of what is coming at you, the blame must also fall on the victim. I see and could give you examples we have seen of young women jogging totally plugged in concentrating on the run and not what is around them because of this need to be entertained constantly. If any of you have teens and young adults, you ◗Don’t Page 7

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Don’t light up the park ◗ continued from page 6

should appreciate what I am saying. Everyone’s face is looking down at the iPod, smart phones, iPads and whatever else they have to keep connected. Heaven forbid that a second should go by and not fill them with loquacious babble. Technology is a wonderful thing, but, like an addict, our society has become addicted to communication, and I hate to think of what would happen if everyone were suddenly cut off. Light the park? No. Light a specified path? Maybe. Light up the park because someone did not use proper care and attention is a big question mark for me, and let’s not forget about the issue of light pollution. Is it really necessary to light up the world so that the night skies disappear? A few months ago, a body was found in Robert Burnaby Park. Does that mean it should be time to light it up as well? I could go on. Yes, it was unfortunate that the laptop was stolen and someone was violated, but had common sense been used in the first place, the situation might have been completely different – like walking along First Street, where there is lighting. But through the woods? Come on, think about it. John Unger, New Westminster

School has responsibility Dear Editor:

Re: Bad marks part of life, In My Opinion, The Record, Jan. 22, by Alfie Lau. I hope Alfie Lau’s self-admitted “peasized brain” isn’t an impediment to him understanding my point of view. I’ll type

slowly and loudly to make my argument easier for him to follow. Fact: I have higher expectations of my child than anybody – teachers included. When my child underachieves, my first response is they should work harder. But suppose for a moment that the marks didn’t reflect what the child knew or the teaching was ineffective? Speaking hypothetically, what if the instructor wasn’t wonderful like Alfie’s and couldn’t be described as “patient” or “appreciative”? Or didn’t give a “knowing smile”? Or didn’t seem to care “about teaching us the right way”? What if the teacher wasn’t merely “tough” but was something else? Shouldn’t a parent let someone at the school know? Unfortunately, apprising someone at the school of the situation means making a “complaint.” And like most of us, I don’t like to complain. Given the current complaint system, we’re told to bring the issue up with the teacher first, and, if unresolved, we’re to speak with school administration, and then senior administration, and then the board of education, and ultimately the superintendent of achievement. The complaint process is arduous and full of pitfalls and nuances that thwart most parents. The multi-system failure we have now is the end result. Yes, Alfie, tough experiences and consequences can teach valuable life lessons, but in a structured environment with layers of oversight, such as a school, the learning outcomes and consequences should not be harmful. Or at least shouldn’t be harmful if everyone from the classroom teacher up to senior administration is doing their job. Lisa Chao, New Westminster

Health: Will new approach pay off? ◗ continued from page 6

physicians to provide appropriate care for specific conditions – vary in their application from province to province, particularly when it comes to emergency care. These guidelines not only play a major role in determining health outcomes of patients, they can also have a potentially huge impact on health-care costs. New guidelines are often developed and are shown to be cost-effective while maintaining strong outcomes, (for example, a new examination for ankle injuries called “Ottawa Ankle Rules” was found to improve both qual-

ity and timeliness of care for patients; it also saved Ontario about $60 million in unneeded ankle X-rays). A more uniform approach to clinical guidelines, where provinces spend more time learning from each other and implementing the good ideas that can emerge from changing guidelines, obviously has financial ramifications for provincial health-care systems. But it’s fair to ask whether the premiers would have acted with the same urgency on these issues if Flaherty hadn’t served notice he was turning off the tap (or at least significantly reducing the flow) of federal dollars.

The premiers, despite their grousing about Harper not talking to them about health-care funding, now realize they have more power when it comes to setting the standards and rules of the health-care system. Whether this shift, which directly results from Flaherty’s Dec. 19 announcement, ends up paying dividends won’t be known for some time. But whether it does or not, a decade from now we may look back and point to that day as the day our health-care system underwent the beginning of a fundamental change. Keith Baldrey is chief political reporter for Global B.C.

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sports groups, dance schools and arts and cultural groups have also expressed an interest in posting signage on city property. Gibson noted that soon after a sign for baseball registration went up in Moody Park, the city received a call from a different sporting organization asking if the city had changed its policy regarding signage. “It opens the door that takes us down a path that we are not equipped to manage,” he said. Gibson said the city isn’t unsympathetic to the needs of community groups to promote registration. He noted that registration information can be posted on the city’s readerboard at

Sixth Avenue and McBride, posters can be displayed in community centres, and facilities have accepted registration paperwork for some organizations. “We are happy to work with associations that want to try and get their word out,” he said. Some sports groups have been known to post registration signs in prominent locations in the city, which are located on residential properties. “If you think back to our municipal, provincial and federal election campaigns, our parks and public spaces are free even of election signs,” Gibson said. “We are not just singling out sports groups. We try to be consistent in that application.”

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The Record • Wednesday, January 25, 2012 • A09

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On the job: From thugs to journalists BY BRENT RICHTER REPORTER brichter@royalcityrecord.com

When a scrum of reporters forms around a police spokesperson in New Westminster to unload a barrage of questions, it will be Sgt. Diana McDaniel standing in the middle of it. McDaniel recently took on the role of media liaison officer for the New Westminster Police Service, making her the public face and voice of the force. McDaniel, a 14-year veteran with New Westminster police, said she sought out the job in the interest of keeping the public informed – not because it’s fun being in a media spotlight. “I don’t know if it was so much that I wanted to be that person, but I find keeping the public informed and working in partnership with media very beneficial to our police department and to the public,” she said.

A police force is always seeking a two-way relationship with the public, McDaniel said, which means open communication on big and small issues. “The New Westminster police department has a great interest in keeping the public informed and making sure (the public) is aware of what’s going on in the city. Whether they’re issues of keeping them safe or public interest type issues, we would like to be seen as communicating directly with them,” she said. “I want to make sure that they’re kept informed on potential safety issues, maybe just events that are going on within the city that include New Westminster police.” And police often must reach out to the public for help in solving crimes, which usually starts with a police press release. “We may need their help in crime-related areas – witnesses to certain events,” McDaniel said.

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A10 • Wednesday, January 25, 2012 • The Record

Hyack Festival names new prez AROUND TOWN

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ill Radbourne is the newest president of the Hyack Festival Association. More than 100 people attended the association’s annual installation and awards dinner on Jan. 7 at the Inn at the Quay. The highlight of the evening was the installation of the 2012 president, the board of directors and executive committee. Radbourne is no stranger to the Hyack Festival Association, as he’s been a longtime volunteer with the organization. He was New Westminster’s 2010 Citizen of the Year. “It is with great pride that I step into the position,” he said. “We are embarking on a new direction with stronger partnerships within the community and a more focused alignment with the City of New Westminster. I look forward to representing the city at our many events and out-of-town parades as an ambassador for our great community.” The Hyack Festival Association’s 2012 board of directors includes five new members – Ron Unger, Alan Wardle, Dale Steel, Mariane Kazemir and Don Johnson. Returning board members include Hector Bremner, Gloria Munro, Patti Goss, Michail Boncea, Gavin Palmer, Brenda Adam, Tammy Goodwin, Nadine Proulx and Jeff Clark. The association’s executive consists of Radbourne, Gavin Palmer (presidentelect), Rick Molstad (past president 2011), Bremner

(vice-president), Munro (treasurer) and Proulx (secretary). The association also presented a number of Hyack Awards at its recent dinner: Club Association Supporter of the Year – the Ancient and Honourable Hyack Anvil Battery; Sponsor of the Year – McQuarrie Hunter LLP; Youth Volunteer of the Year – Gizelle Rocha; and Volunteer of the Year – Bob Adam.

City shuffle

Some local folks are on the move in the City of New Westminster. James Doan, who has been working in the department of parks, culture and recreation’s maintenance division, is the new supervisor of parking, towing and animal services. The new role is part of a shift that saw some employees of the parks department moved into engineering operations. Dave Cole, who had been in charge of parking, towing and animal services, has been promoted to the position of assistant manager of engineering operations.

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New Westminster’s members of Parliament are inviting Prime Minister Stephen Harper to tour Royal Columbian Hospital. While premiers gathered in Victoria recently to discuss federal transfers for health care, New Westminster-Coquitlam NDP MP Fin Donnelly and Burnaby-New Westminster NDP MP Peter Julian challenged Harper and federal Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq to tour Royal Columbian Hospital. The hospital made national headlines in March 2011 when overflow emergency room patients were treated in the hospital’s Tim Hortons cafeteria. Earlier this

Adrian Dix and local MLAs for month, the hospital made news a tour of the hospital last month, again when it placed emergency are now renewing their calls for patients in the lobby. the Conservative government to “The situation at Royal bring relief to the situation at Columbian has now gone beyond Royal Columbian by working hallway health care; obviously with the province to hire more they’ve run out of hallways,” Donnelly said in a press release. doctors, nurses and front line “I challenge the prime minister workers, to reduce wait times and federal health minister to and to approve the hospital’s visit Royal Columbian and see new tower expansion project. Fin Donnelly the situation first hand.” “Since the closure of St. Mary’s hospital in New Westminster, The members of Parliament MP Royal Columbian has taken issued the invitation Jan. 16, while premiers and territorial leaders were in on the overflow,” Julian said. “We need Victoria for the Council of the Federation real leadership from the federal governconference, which included two days of ment to address the challenges at Royal meetings about health care. Donnelly Columbian.” and Julian, who joined B.C. NDP leader The Conservatives have announced

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Turning a business vision into reality The Record recently had a sit-down with Cori-Lynn Germiquet, new executive director of the New Westminster Chamber of Commerce. Germiquet replaced David Brennan, who retired in December after running the chamber for 10 years. ON MY BEAT Answers are BRENT RICHTER edited for clarity and length. Q: Please introduce yourself. A: My name is Cori-Lynn Germiquet. I am the executive director of the New Westminster Chamber of Commerce. Q: What is your background, educationally and professionally? A: It is a blend of the two. I have a small business background. I studied at Douglas College and UBC. I studied floral culture and horticulture with the goal of opening my own floral operation and was able to realize that dream. … I continued studying accounting and marketing and media relations. … In 1988 we opened Flowers by Cori Lynn in Powell River, and it was immensely successful. I know what being in a small business is all about. I know what it’s like to lay in bed and have to make decisions about payroll and hydro and investing in equipment, etc. I’ve been there in a not-so-successful business and also been part of a very successful business. Q: What drew you to this job? A: I love the chamber. I was most recently in economic development on the island. You can imagine with 26 communities, seven regional districts and 52 First Nations, it was an interesting task from a coalition and collaboration perspective. I like (the chamber’s) heritage. I like its culture. I like its potential. The people, obviously, are amazing. There are all kinds of things that we can be doing differently. … From a personal perspective, my husband’s family is here. Q: What is the role of a chamber? A: It’s a front door to the community. If there is a potential investor somewhere in the global market looking to invest in our community, most of those investors will use the chamber for information. We’re here to make sure that businesses have every opportunity available to them to succeed. Those could be tangible programs like Visa or MasterCard discounts,

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or group insurance. From an intangible perspective, those are things like networking, education, coming together and community-building to make sure all the different stakeholders are engaged from an economic, social and environmental perspective. We also work from an economic development perspective. How do we make sure that we are a community that’s attractive to investment? How do we make sure the businesses that we have in town have everything they need to expand? It’s our responsibility to put all those pieces together to make sure that we flourish. Finally, we are the voice of business. You hear that all the time, but one of the key roles of the chamber is to advocate for business. If there is an issue in the community that’s hindering any of our business or for clients served by businesses, it is our responsibility to address that and go to the different levels of government and effectively lobby them for change.

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June Wilson, 81, taught thousands of students during her career. She now lives at a Burnaby care home.


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Wilson has kept photos of many of her students, and still gets letters from some of them. – Photos courtesy Jaime Kowal Photography

The money she’s planning to give to the foundation will fund, fittingly enough, scholarships and bursaries. “Why the Vancouver Foundation? Because they believe exactly what I believe, and they’ll do a proper job of it,” she said. “I have no children of my own, I’m not married, and I have been working for a long time and inherited some money myself. And I thought, this is dreadful keeping this money doing nothing.” “All the money I have left when I die is for the foundation to use – it’s in my will,” she said. Wilson was born in 1930 in Ipswich, England. She spent some time teaching in Wales, after getting her teacher’s education; then, after the Second World War, she came to Canada as an exchange teacher. “I came to Vancouver, and I taught at Laura Secord (Elementary),” she recalls. “They thought I talked funny – they’d say ‘Miss Wilson, what language are you speaking?’” Then someone suggested she should “go into the country” to see how she liked it. She transferred to the Sunshine Coast and ended up staying for more than 40 years. “In some cases, I taught three generations – I’d teach one student, and

then they’d grow up and send their children to school, and then they’d grow up too and have children, so I’d had the grandparents, the parents and the kids.” She got her bus driver’s licence so she could bring the students down to Vancouver for field trips and, as an English teacher, opened the door to the classics for thousands of teenagers. “They loved when I read to them – it was all the classics,” she said. She still has dozens of photos of her students from over those many years, and is still regularly recognized on the street. “It’s really lovely. I have no children of my own, and when somebody comes running across the street calling ‘Miss Wilson, Miss Wilson, remember me?’ – yes, that’s nice.” She says she does, in fact, remember them all and she routinely gets updates from former students and their parents, particularly at milestone events like university graduations. One

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the invite you to the tenth annual

Saturday, January 28, 2012 • 9:30 am – 3:30 pm Royal City Centre, (Sixth Avenue & Sixth Street, New Westminster)

10 Years of Attracting Volunteers By Stacy Ashton It’s hard to believe the first annual New Westminster Festival of Volunteers was ten years ago! The first ever New Westminster Festival of Volunteers was in 2002, spearheaded by then MLA Joyce Murray. A dedicated team of “Royal City Volunteers” has come together every year since 2002 to take over the Royal City Centre with the power and passion of volunteers. New Westminster is rich in community life. We have a thriving arts scene that includes the Royal City Musical Theatre, the Vagabond Players, the Backroom Theatre, the New Westminster Symphony Orchestra, and many singers, writers, and performers. We have an active sports scene in lacrosse, swimming, football, baseball, and many other sports. We have charities that help youth find their path through difficult times, including the Purpose Society. We have charities that support the largest food bank in the Lower Mainland, the New Westminster Food Bank, like the Hospitality Project at Shiloh-Sixth United Church. We have groups that protect the environmental integrity of New Westminster, including New Westminster Environmental Preparedness, the Royal City Farmer’s Market, the Fraser River Discovery Centre and the Vancouver Cycling Coalition. We have groups that care for seniors, like Seniors Services Society. We have groups that care for animals, like the Royal City Humane Society. We have so many groups it is dangerous to start naming them, since you can never name them all but you don’t want to leave any out! Like the Elizabeth Fry Society! And the New Westminster Library! And, and, and!

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.

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Thank You New Westminster Volunteers

Jaimie McEvoy,

City Councillor New Westminster www.jaimiemcevoy.com

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Participating Organizations, New Westminster Festival of Volunteers 2012 Arts Council of New Westminster City of New Westminster Parks, Culture & Recreation Canadian Mental Health Association Communities Embracing Restorative Action (CERA) Society Community Centred College for the Retired Community Volunteer Connections Crossroads Hospice Society Douglas College I-CARE Program Foyer Maillard Seniors Residence Fraser River Discovery Centre Fraserside Community Services Society Fraternal Order of Eagles Hospitality Project Howe Sound Rehabilitation Services Society Hyack Festival Association

Communities Embracing Restorative Action (CERA)

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amends for his crime. Between By Natalie Pope When there is a conflict with the his willingness to make amends, and CERA’s ability to connect law we usually break it into two him to supports, our young thief parts: an offender and a victim. turned his life around and ended The offender is scrutinized and up graduating high school with criticized for their misdemeanor, distinction. This is just one of and sent away with their many CERA successes, resulting punishment. Take for example in positive outcomes for both the a young person caught stealing. Stealing is against the law. Under victim and the offender. normal circumstances, this person CERA also runs “Empowering would face punishment. But Youth” which is a joint initiative what if you found out that this with the Coquitlam School person was addicted to drugs and District. CERA aims to “train experiencing personal problems? students with restorative Stealing is wrong, but can it also principles and conduct restorative be an indicator that this person justice mediation”, according to needs help? Gurinder. This is one of the many CERA’s main mission is instances where CERA: to “enhance the quality of Communities Embracing justice through restorative Restorative Action measures.” CERA comes into the promotes a picture. CERA meaningful is a non-profit response to organization crime that with a mission will ultimately to instill www.cerasociety.org prevent ‘restorative future conflict. justice’ in our Instead of resorting community. Restorative to punishment, which could justice provides a way for both push people away from being the victim and the offender to find successful in life, CERA uses a solution to the offence together, dialogue to encourage people to through mediation. Gurinder turn their lives around. Mann, Executive Director of This admirable organization CERA, says: “Restorative Justice is a very valuable process that can relies on a diversity of volunteers: from people support a peaceful environment with experience doing social and harmonious communities.” work, someone willing to do For the past twelve years, event planning, or even web CERA has run the ‘Community management. There is a spot Youth Justice Program’. The for anyone who is willing to program uses police referrals to help youth in trouble with the law. be a dedicated volunteer! For more information check out their Take our young thief. Through website: www.cerasociety.org, or restorative justice, a volunteer CERA mediator talked to him and if you have specific questions, discovered he was struggling with Gurinder Mann, the Executive drug addiction. He didn’t want Director, can be contacted at to steal, and he wanted to make 604-931-3165.

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the invite you to the tenth annual

The Festival of Volunteers is pleased to present a full-day of Main Stage entertainment featuring local singers, dancers and writers. Join Master of Ceremonies Cal Donnelly and actor/writer/ producer Tabatha Visutskie as we take a tour of the amazing talent our city has to offer. 10:00

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List of Sponsors & Organizing Committee The New Westminster Festival of Volunteers is brought to you by the hard work of the Royal City Volunteers: • • • • •

Stacy Ashton, Community Volunteer Connections Lee Faurot, Volunteer Burnaby Marion Quinlan, New Westminster Lion’s Club Christine Unterthiner, Pilot Branding Tabatha Visutskie, actor, writer and film maker The Festival is sponsored by:

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10th Anniversary Ribbon Cutting! With a few words from Mayor Wayne Wright Dean Osmon Spoken word artist Dean Osmon is a professional performer who works as an actor/singer/ dancer/model. Charlene Robson Singer Charlene Robson was born in Burnaby, and has been singing since she was a child. Charlene has been trained in piano and voice, and has sung in choirs, ensembles and duets in Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver and Austria. She still occasionally 'belts it out' as a soloist when the opportunity arises, and is grateful for the opportunity to sing at the Festival of Volunteers. Ava and Geoff Dominy Ava is a Vancouver-born singer/ songwriter,actress & painter. Geoff Dominy is a singer/songwriter. Together they bring their passion for music into this soulful acoustic project that blends original compositions & favourite socially conscious covers. Geoff is an active international volunteer, co-founder of 'Hope Through Humanity' and 'Quest School of English', a small English school located in San Juan Miraflores in Lima, Peru which offers low-cost English instruction to disadvantaged children and adults. Miranda Vecchio Singer Miranda Vecchio lives, work and volunteers in New Westminster. Welcome Miranda to the stage for some old-time classics, accompanied by her guitar. Valerie B.-Taylor Valerie B.-Taylor is President of New West Writers and Facilitator of Renaissance Book Writers and has been published and broadcast in print, television, and film over the past 28 years. Valerie's 2nd vocation and calling is her passion for service work. For the past 30 years she has volunteered in many different capacities and attributes many of her successes to the value of service work. Valerie will be reading from her current project: 'Naked Crossings', an anthology written by members of the talented 'New West Writers' group, due to be released by Libros Libertad Publishing in February 2013.

THANK YOU to all volunteers in our Royal City! TERRY J. HEWITT

Proud to be an original supporter and organizer of the New Westminster Festival of Volunteers

Betty McIntosh City Councillor bmcintosh@newwestcity.ca

778-773-0546 833 Carnarvon St., New Westminster 604-526-5100

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Sounds of hope: The Watoto Children’s Choir is bringing its new performance, Beautiful Africa: A New Generation to New Westminster Christian Reformed Church on Feb. 1.

African kids’ choir coming They’re more than just a children’s choir – they’re the voices of hope. Local audiences will have a chance to enjoy the sounds of the Watoto Children’s Choir in performance at the New Westminster Christian Reformed Church on Wednesday, Feb. 1. The choir’s brand-new performance is titled Beautiful Africa: A New Generation, and it helps to tell a story about Watoto’s vision of hope for the orphan crisis in Africa. The concert, which starts at 7 p.m., is free and open to the public, and no tickets are required. Watoto – which means The Children in Swahili – is a care organization that was started by Canadian missionaries Gary

and Marilyn Skinner as a response to the overwhelming number of orphaned children and vulnerable women in Africa, whose lives had been ravaged by war and disease. The organization is currently caring for more than 2,000 children in three villages in Uganda, as well as running three Baby Watoto homes for infants from newborn to age two who have been rescued from tragic circumstances. It recently expanded its operations to Cape Town, South Africa. The Watoto Children’s Choir tours the world as advocates for its work. New Westminster Christian Reformed Church is at 8255 13th Ave. in Burnaby (near the border of New Westminster).

oetry lovers, got plans tonight? World Poetry New Westminster’s Night Out is set for 6:30 p.m. tonight (Wednesday) at the New Westminster Public Library. Ariadne Sawyer and Jacqueline Maire are hosting the event, which features New Westminster poet laureate Candice James, World Poetry youth ambassador Danielle Jones, Tony Antonias, Anita Aguirre Nieveras and Sheilla Foster, the “Limerick Queen.” If you’d like to take part in an open mike session, arrive to sign up at 6:20 p.m. The evening will also include a book raffle and refreshments, and it’s all free. For more information, call 604-526-4729 or see www.worldpoetry.ca.

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The art of words

Local artists are being invited to get inspired by words. The Arts Council of New Westminster has issued a call for its

Inspired By Words exhibition, which will run April 3 to 28 in conjunction with Lit Fest New West on April 14. Original, recent artworks in all media are welcomed. The arts council notes it’s looking for works “which, having been inspired by words, will lift the spirits of the viewers by the humour, beauty, the unusual and the unexpected. Visitors will be inspired to look at words in a new light.” Artwork should be framed and ready for hanging. Sculptures – in clay, wood, organic material or glass – should be of a size that can be easily handled and displayed. Fabric and fibre arts are also welcome, as are literary or electronic arts and music. The registration deadline is March 9. Entry forms are available at the arts council office in Centennial Lodge, Queen’s Park. Artists can also find more information and forms online at www. artscouncilnewwest.org. Got an idea for Lively City? Send arts and entertainment tips to Julie, jmaclellan@royalcityrecord. com. You can also follow her on Twitter, @juliemaclellan.


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Bodychecking will become a thing of the past in recreational hockey in the Lower Mainland next season. The Pacific Coast Amateur Hockey Association overwhelmingly supported Hockey Canada rule 6.2(b) that recommends no bodychecking in all games at the recreational or C hockey levels. The vote by Lower Mainland delegates passed 123-39 this weekend. The association also supported the elimination of bodychecking in all peewee A competition played within the PCAHA by a much closer vote. That vote will be made final at the B.C. Amateur Hockey Association AGM in June. A further option that would have removed bodychecking from peewee rep hockey regardless of the outcome at the June meeting was defeated by a two-to-one margin. “The feeling is the rest of the country is going in this direction. But it’s no coincidence that the Sidney Crosby ripple effect is part of it,” said Burnaby Minor executive director Larry Hayes, who was at the meeting. “Overall, (the vote) is consistent with the way our association voted

Ice dancers make strong debut

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Three Burnaby ice dancers made a solid showing in the junior division at the Canadian figure skating championships in Moncton, N.B. last week. Zhao Kai Pang and partner Madeline Edwards finished with the silver medal in the junior dance after holding the first round lead in the short dance on Thursday. Pang and Edwards garnered 129.55 total points, while the Quebec team of Andréanne Poulin and Marc-André Servant scored 76.33 points in the free dance portion to win the competition by nearly two points. Timothy Lum of Burnaby and dance partner Noa Bruser had a strong free skate, garnering 74.16 points to finish a close third with 125.84 points. Lum and Bruser were in seventh place after the short dance competition. Caelen Dalmer of Burnaby and Shane Firus started the free dance in third place overall but finished in seventh place, less than two points back of the third-place skaters in a highly competitive category. The three B.C. dance teams finished in exactly the same order at the Skate Canada Challenge held in Regina in December of last year. Another Quebec couple, Élizabeth Paradis and François-Xavier Ouellette, placed first at the challenge. Coincidentally, Poulin and Servant finished in sixth in Regina, the same placing Paradis and Ouellette finished at last week’s nationals. In the senior dance, Moscrop grad Nicole Orford and Thomas Williams led a three-team B.C. contingent with a sixth-place finish. Orford and Williams posted a fifth-best score of 88.95 in the free dance portion of the event to finish with 145.53 points, less than two points out of fourth spot. Olympic champions

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No hits allowed: All body contact will be outlawed from recreational house hockey in the Lower Mainland when the new 2012/13 season commences in the fall. and thought it would go.” In October of last year, a committee was struck to look into the risks of bodychecking following the PCAHA president’s caucus meeting. The committee met twice before making its report.

Bodychecking has already been eliminated at the recreational level in the East Kootenay, North East/Yukon, Okanagan Mainline, Vancouver Island and West Kootenay districts. Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec and P.E.I. have

also adopted non-bodychecking hockey at the provincial levels. The arguments in favour of retaining bodychecking include that it encourages more frequent passing and creates more of a personal challenge for a player. It is also suggested that play-

ers who do not learn how to bodycheck would be at a disadvantage when they move up to the rep A level. There was also a concern in some circles that removing body contact ◗Hockey Page 27

Bruins fall to stampeding Colts BY TOM BERRIDGE SPORTS EDITOR tberridge@royalcityrecord.com

Mathew Barzal’s team-leading seventh goal of the tournament gave the Burnaby Winter Club Bruins third place at the 33rd annual John Reid Memorial bantam hockey tournament in St. Albert, Alta. Barzal tallied a shorthanded goal with less than five minutes left to play to give the Bruins a 5-4 victory over the Pursuit of Excellence club on Sunday. The Iginla division all-star forward finished the Alberta tournament with tied for sixth place in overall scoring with 15 points, including three points in the consolation final. Ty Ronning also had a strong tournament, finishing with five goals, including two in the bronzemedal game, and six assists. Nick McBride came on in the first period to post the win in goal for Burnaby, allowing just one goal on 17 shots. McBride led all goalies at the

tournament with a 2.07 goals against average and a 92 per cent save average in five games. Winter Club defenceman Tyler Schultz was also named to the allstar team. Burnaby’s only loss was a 31 defeat to eventual champion Cloverdale Colts in the semifinal on Saturday. Former Bruin Christopher Seto had a goal and one assist in the win over his old club. Adam Musil scored Burnaby’s only goal in the game. Two goals by Jakob Stukel less than five minutes apart midway through the third period proved the difference for the Colts. The bantam Bruins finished with a 41-1 record. Burnaby opened with a 4-1 victory over the Calgary Bronks behind two-goal games by Ronning and Justin Szeto. The Bruins salvaged a 4-4 tie with the Lloydminster Heat on Musil’s late power-play goal. Dante Fabbro had back-to-back goals for the B.C. club in the mid-

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All-star: Cloverdale Colts Parker Wotherspoon, with puck, was named an all-star at the St. Albert bantam hockey tournament. dle frame. The winter club went on to win its group following a 5-3 victory over the Canadian Athletic Club.


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Hyacks done in again by Dragons BY TOM BERRIDGE SPORTS EDITOR tberridge@royalcityrecord.com

The strength of the double A division in B.C. high school boys’ basketball was showcased at the Killarney Cougar Classic tournament this past weekend. Both the New Westminster Hyacks and the former No. 1-ranked AA St. Thomas More Knights both became victims of the No. 5-ranked West End Vancouver high school. The Knights, who enjoyed just one week at the top of the pack before tumbling into third place last week, lost to King George 69-68 on a buzzerbeater in the opening game of the East Vancouver competition on Jan. 18. New Westminster had made an even stronger case for wanting to beat the Dragons following a 78-66 loss to the inner-city school team in the final of the G.P. Vanier Towhee tournament just the weekend before. But for all that, the Hyacks played a rather uninspired second-round match against King George,

falling 70-56 last Thursday. “We didn’t come with fire,” said New West head coach John Doughty. “We thought this game might mean something. But we just thought about it. They (King George) did too, but they meant it.” King George opened the contest on a 10-0 run and built a 41-23 advantage at halftime after a 27-point second quarter. The Hyacks cut the deficit to 10 points at one stage of the final frame but King George went on an 11-3 run in the final minutes to hold New West. Masood Walli led the Hyacks with 19 points, while the Dragons’ Bristain Hilderbrant led all scorers with 23 points. King George forward Omid Toussi was also a handful for the Hyack defence, scoring 20 points. The Dragons showed their finish at the foul line, nailing 14 of 16 free throws at the charity stripe. In contrast, New West made good on just eight of 17 attempts in the game. The Hyacks finished on a high at the Cougar

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Skate: New record in men’s final Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir won the event with a 180-point total. B.C.’s senior men also did well on the final day of the competition. Burnaby Centre of Excellence skaters Kevin Reynolds and Jeremy Ten placed second and third, respectively, behind the Canadian record skate by five-time Canadian champion Patrick Chan following the free skate. Chan scored more than 200 points in

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Circle game: Aliyah Nanji, centre left, helped the Burnaby/New Westminster under-12 ringette team to a recent big win over Vancouver.

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iced the game with an empty-netter in the final minute. In the ensuing crossover match, Burnaby defeated the Calgary Royals 52. Barzal led the way with a hat trick in a four-point outing. Schultz and Eric Lee also scored for Burnaby.

Cloverdale defeated the Semiahmoo Ravens 5-1 in the championship final. Reid division all-star Tyler Soy figured in on all five goals for the Colts to finish second in overall scoring with nine goals and 20 points. Seto finished in fourth place in scoring with nine goals and eight helpers.

grams declining across the country. “In bantam and midget hockey there are probably a lot of kids who don’t want to go out and get bashed around. But it’s peer pressure,” Hayes said, adding rather than be seen as weak, some players might simply chose to step away from the game. However, Hayes does not see the vote as jumping on an anti-concussion bandwagon, despite what he calls being “rocked to reality” by the best player in the world potentially being sidelined for the remainder of his pro career. “It certainly could be seen as a knee jerk. We don’t usually work this fast,” Hayes said. “But from the NHL down, people have become more educated that certain changes need to be made for the good of the game and for most of the players.” The new rules and regulations are expected to take place with the start of the 2012/13 season.

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from the game could leave Canadian hockey without an identity. But Hayes maintains the move to eliminate bodychecking could create an opportunity for coaches that puts more emphasis on the correct way to give and receive body contact in the game. But New Westminster minor hockey president Ross Young is not as sure. “It’s difficult for us as administrators to ensure we’re getting capable coaches and officials on the ice,” said Young. “In a perfect world, we could keep bodychecking.” Young also said the Royal City association would abide by the final ruling by the B.C. body on removing bodychecking from peewee rep hockey, but stopped short of supporting an all-out ban regardless of the final decision. For associations who do not support the ban, there is enough room within the

adopted recommendation to continue to play the game as before. Associations such as the Burnaby Winter Club do not field C level teams, and others could do the same if there was an appetite for it, Hayes said. “Other associations could do that if they wanted A hockey across the board,” he said. The tradeoff would be the higher association fees and larger time commitment for teams and players involved in rep hockey. “It will ultimately depend on what the masses want,” Hayes added. Sixty per cent of winter club membership voted in favour of retaining bodychecking at the peewee rep level. BWC abstained from voting on the house league option at the Pac Coast meeting. One fallout from this weekend’s decision could be a further lessening of player registration in a sport that has seen enrolment in minor hockey pro-

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Welcome to King’s Court - Surrey’s best hidden secret, featuring big windows, great kitchen, Big size Bedroom with W/I closet and more. On site gym/spa/+ walk to all the amenities. 2 Secured Underground parking, spotless suite Quality laminate flooring in the living room 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Access the large patio from the living room and the master bedroom, facing the courtyard this unit is on the quiet side of the complex. Priced for a quick sale. Close to Newton Wave Pool, transit and major stores and restaurants. Short distance to Kwantlen University, SFU Surrey Campus and Skytrain.

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2 BED 2 BATH TOWNHOUSE

$299,900

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Gorgeous 2 bed 2 bath, 1 level townhouse. Entertain in large open concept kitchen/dining/living room, or sunny patio. Pet + rental friendly, great location, fabulous finishings. You’ll love this home! 101-9229 University Cres.

Lovely 2 bed, 2 bath, top floor unit with great balcony. 4 year old building with great amenities. Gym, party room, pool room with kitchen. 2 parking & locker. Pet friendly, proactive strata. 407-3240 St. John’s St.

$295,000

$459,000

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900 sf 2bed 2bath unit w/ large balcony. 4pc ensuite bath in master, spacious living room w/ gas fireplace. Parking & storage, pet friendly, proactive strata. 302-215 12th St.

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UniverCity at its best. The most desirable location in the complex. 3 bed w/ 2 bath; over 1164 sq.ft., mint condition; ready to move in. Parking & storage included. 589229 University Cr.

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Just like new!!! Rarely available 3 level 3 bdrms & 2.5 baths townhome with attached double car garage. South-West corner unit is on the quiet side of a well maintained 8 unit complex. Features recent updates, exterior paint & waterproofed balconies. Spacious & bright south facing balcony, 3 large bdrms, over-sized garage with plenty of storage space below. Central Maillardville location. Close to shopping, schools, transit & HWY 1.

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#1001 - 555 DELESTRE AVE., COQ.

Spacious 2 bdrms & den at The Cora towers by Intergulf. Bright southwest corner suite with sweeping views of city, mountain and Fraser River. Features include functional open layout, gourmet kitchen with granite counters and stainless appliances, floor to ceiling windows, covered balcony, 2 parkings & 1 locker. Superb location. Close to Lougheed Mall, Walmart, Ikea, SFU, Hwy 1, transit, skytrain and all of your daily essential services. Don't miss!

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Sqeaky clean rancher with loft in beautiful Boston Meadows, a gated community within walking distance of Coquitlam Centre, all levels of school (including Douglas College) and transit (including West Coast Express). Over 1700 sq.ft., this home features 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, cozy gas fireplace and double garage. Offered at $590,000. Helen Roozendaal 604-939-6666 or 604-306-7898

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2 bedroom, 1 bath condo in the heart of Coquitlam Town Centre. Features insuite laundry, insuite storage PLUS storage locker, spacious west facing balcony overlooking the courtyard on quiet side of the building. New roof, new balconies, new windows and fully rainscreened in 2005. Nice and clean! Age restricted to 19+. Sorry, no pets or rentals. Offered at $212,900. Helen Roozendaal 604-939-6666 or 604-306-7898.


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6377 Burns Street, Burnaby

Prestigious Deer Lake location! Come see this 5 bedrm, 3 bathrm family home on a view lot. Luxury renos w/gourmet granite kitchen, S/S top Kitchen Aid appliances, gas cooktop, french door fridge, huge granite island, tile flrs. Livingrm/diningrm w/ h/w flrs, gas f/p, dble glazed windows thru out, huge sundeck capturing Mtn views overlooking yard. All bathrms quality reno’d. Mstrbdrm w/3 pce ensuite bathrm & steam shower! Basement offers spacious renovated 2 bdrm suite w/granite kitchen & island. 5 pce reno’d bathrm. Newer front end loader washing machines. Over 2600 sqft showhome in move in condition w/back lane access & double carport.

$918,800

629 Nadina Ct, Coquitlam

Gorgeous European custom built home w/almost 4400 sqft of livingspace with 4 bdrms + den, 4 baths with amazing panoramic 180 degree views of Fraser Valley, Mt. Baker & Fraser River. Located on quiet cul de sac on a massive 11,453 sqft private landscaped lot. Impressive grand entrance foyer w/vaulted ceilings, sunken formal livingrm. 3 sided gas f/p adjacent to diningrm. Gourmet spacious kitch w/sub zero fridge, eating area & sunken familyrm w/french drs to huge sundeck. Mstrbdrm w/3 sided gas f/p, luxury ensuite baths & balcony. 2nd bdrm up w/4 pce ensuite bathrm & balcony. 2nd bdrm up w/4 pce ensuite bathrm & balcony.

$409,900

★ OPEN SUN, JAN. 29 2-4PM #109-4783 Dawson Street, Burnaby

The “College” built by Polygon. This 2 bdrm & 2 bath east facing garden unit features quality laminate flooring & carpeting, S/S appliances, gas cooktop, cozy electric fireplace, insuite ldry, a private entertaining sized covered patio. 1 parking & 1 locker. The building features a quiet community garden area, security camera monitoring & a club house w/a meeting room, large social/party lounge & exercise centre. Rainscreened bldg with balance of 2-5-10 year warranty. Central location near Brentwood Mall, shops, restaurants, skytrain, a daycare next door & more! & transit. Great value! Move in today!

$289,900

#37-2736 Atlin Place, Coquitlam

Great value in this 2 level, 2 bdrm end unit townhouse in popular Cedar Green Estates in Coquitlam near Mundy Park & new Thrifty’s shopping area. Newer lam w/h floors thru out main floor. Bright kitchen w/skylite over eating area, newer appliances & opening to diningrm. Livingrm w/wood f/p & large bay glass window. Sliders to private west facing patio & grassy yard, pets welcome! 2 bedrooms up w/large laundryrm & 4 pce bathrm. Lots of storage areas. Move in condition w/nice paint schemes. Well maintained complex w/newer roof & paint. 1 parking in front plus 2 visitor stalls nearby.

$888,000

3378 Dalebright Dr, Burnaby

Showhome condition, renovated 4 bdrm family home w/spacious mortgage helper suite w/separate entrance & own laundry. Massive 10,500 sqft lot in prestigious Gov’t Rd Area. Home sparkles w/pride! H/W floors thru main floor, gourmet kitchen w/tile floors, spacious livingrm w/bay window, wood f/p & french doors off diningrm to covered sundeck for BBQ dinners. Mstrbdrm w/3 pce ensuite bathrm. Huge ldry rm/utility rm bonus. Hot tub included. Move in condition w/1 1/2 yr new roof & gutters, new cedar fence, newer exterior paint, dbl glazed windows, reno’d bathrms. Near Seaforth Schl, walk 2 min to skytrain, Costco, Bby Lake trails & SFU.

D! L O S T S JU #80-9088 Halston Ct, Burnaby

Terramor built by Polygon. Spacious, clean 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom townhome w/open floorplan in quiet top location in quality complex near Lougheed Mall/skytrain. Bright, open kitchen w/granite countertops, breakfast bar, s/s appliances, laminate flooring & 9 ft ceilings thru main floor. Bright eating area w/sliders to large sundeck facing South overlooking fenced & private grassy yard for kids to play. Large dining area plus livingrm w/electric f/p. 3 bdrms up w/master 4 pce ensuite bathrm. 2 car tandem garage plus lots of storage area w/door to patio & fenced yard. Top resort style amenities w/outdoor pool, hot tub, exercise centre, mini golf, lounge etc.

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6436 Rumble Street, Burnaby

50’ x 120’ R3 level lot w/rear lane & solid 1,612 sqft 3 bedrm, 2 bathrm bungalow w/separate entrance in bsmt (easily suitable). Oak hardwood on main w/2 bedrms, 1 bathrm, spacious living rm & large kit. Bsmt dry w/good ceiling height & 1 bedrm/1 bathrm, lrg rec rm & tons of storage. Property is fully fenced w/ample secured parking (no problem for RV’s or boats!). Pride of ownership here! Well kept home & gorgeous south facing backyard w/huge covered sundeck. Great loc for family w/elementary, high school, shopping & transit only blks away. Buy to live, hold or build now! Gagliardi Way/Freeway access (25 min to downtown Vancouver) & quick access to Lougheed Mall skytrain, SFU, schools & parks. Lot is vacant w/services at front.

D! L O S T S JU 608 Howard Avenue, Burnaby

Spacious well-built euro home on sun-drenched 66’ x 132’ lot with 180 degree views to South Burnaby & Richmond. Large bright living room & dining room up with oak hardwood floors, gas fireplace. Up-dated kitchen has centre island, tiled floors, counters & backsplash, eating area & opens to 27’ x 20’ partially covered southern view deck to enjoy Vancouver’s climate year round. 3 bedrooms up all have oak floors, large master has walk-in closet & 2 piece ensuite. Down has easy maintenance terazzo style floors, summer kitchen, 34 x 16 recroom w/gas fireplace & large bar area, 3 piece bath, cantina & laundry room.

$669,900

1720 Regan Avenue, Coquitlam

Top location on Regan Ave in Central Coquitlam! 5 bdrm, 2 bathrm family home on quiet street. Large 74 x 110 level (8140 sqft) lot w/Southern yard for gardener’s delight. Spacious livingrm w/bay window & wood f/p, formal diningrm, bright kitchen w/eating area & huge sundeck for bbq dinners overlooking southern yard. Main flr has original H/W floors under carpet. Separate entry basement off carport into utilityrm & laundryrm, easy to suite. Massive recroom w/wood f/p & 2 bdrms. Enclosed heated 20 x 10 sunroom under sundeck w/sliders to yard. Single garage at back plus carport. Very well kept home w/4 yr roof & double windows. Walk to shopping, Mundy Park, Chimo Pool & all schools.

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

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SCHOOL DISTRICT No. 71 (Comox Valley) Human Resources Coordinator/ HRIS Specialist. Job share position effective March 1, 2012. Expected to become a full-time position in the fall of 2013. School District 71 (Comox Valley) is located on the east coast of Vancouver Island approximately 100 kms north of Nanaimo and is located on the traditional territory of the Komoks First Nation. Qualified individuals are invited to apply in confidence by submitting a cover letter outlining how they meet the hiring criteria, a chronological resume with the name, phone number/email address of three professional references through www.makeafuture.ca under the section Management & Professionals by 1:00p.m. PST on Monday January 30th, 2012.

Inventory Control / Data Entry Clerk Required for Port Coquitlam Manufacturing Plant. This position requires a reliable hardworking person. Pay rate of $14.00 to $16.00 an hour to start. • Strong computer skills are required (MS Outlook, Excel & Word) • Purchasing & maintaining inventory for manufacturing • General reception duties, answering phones, filing, etc. • Data entry with accuracy & attention to detail required • Good communication skills • Grade 12 graduate • Potential room for advancement. • Good Extended Health Benefit package after 6 months.

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We have a unique opportunity with a family company based in Vancouver. This position would require food and beverage service, cleaning and laundry and some cooking skills preferred but not required. The successful candidate must be a good team player with a strong customer service attitude. Must be able to work with a team committed to high standards of service. We require a person with a stable background capable of serving on a private boat, airplane, home and office. This is a special and important position in our family company with competitive salary, bonus and complete benefit package including health, dental, pension and holidays. Only people looking for a long term permanent job should apply. Please reply to: Box N125, c/o North Shore News #100 – 126 East 15th St., North Vancouver, BC, V7L 2P9

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EXPERIENCED PARTS PERSON required for progressive auto/industrial supplier. Hired applicant will receive top wages, full benefits and RRSP bonuses plus moving allowances. Our 26,000ft2 Store is located 2.5 hours N.E. of Edmonton, Alberta. See our community at LacLaBicheRegion.com. Send Resumes to: Sapphire Auto, Box 306, Lac La Biche, AB, T0A 2C0. Email: hr@sapphireinc.net. INDUSTRIAL PAINTERS AGI-Envirotank in Biggar, SK. needs industrial painters. $25-35hr DOE, internal lining experience is an asset. Company offers comprehensive benefit package. Send resume to: info@envirotank.com or fax: 306-948-5263. KINGLAND FORD - Journeyman Small Engine Technician wanted - Rigging boats packages, repairs & maintenance on ATV, Marine, Power Equipment and Motorcycles. Email resume: employment@kindlandford.com fax: 1 (867) 874-2843 MILLWRIGHT JOURNEYMAN – BCTQ certification mandatory. Fulltime opening @ West Coast Reduction Ltd in Vancouver. Competitive wage and benefits. Email resumes to rpretorius@wcrl.com.

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Dogs

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6020

Houses - Sale

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6508

Apt/Condos

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6050

Out Of Town Property

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6508

Apt/Condos

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

BURNABY 2 BR apt nr Metrotown & skytrain, n/p, n/s, n/d, $900 & up. 604-908-8981

VANCOUVER MODERN 1 BR & 2 BR Apartment Rentals at Collingwood Village. Steps to Joyce skytrain. Low-rise/Highrise buildings. 1-888-811-7538

BBY, BRENTWOOD. Big 1 BR, new carpets, new f/bath. $875 incl ht & h/w. Adult oriented bldg. Ns/ np. Avail now. Call 604-841-6984

VANCOUVER - Modern suites at Fraser Pointe- Marine Drive. Great Views of Fraser River & Mountains. Studio, 1 & 2 BR in concrete high-rise. 2 & 3 BR townhomes. Pet Friendly (some conditions apply). 1-888-894-9452

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

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

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JUNIPER COURT

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

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

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545 Rochester Ave, Coq

401 Westview St, Coq

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1300 King Albert, Coq

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

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

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ARBOUR GREENE

VILLA MARGARETA

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

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

552 Dansey Ave, Coq

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

office: 604- 524-8174 cell: 604 354-9112 COTTONWOOD PLAZA 555 Cottonwood Ave, Coq

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

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GARDEN VILLA

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

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Real Estate

6020-01

1 BR in Surrey, elev, nr transit, shopping onsite, no pets, from $670, incentives. 604-589-7040

CALYPSO COURT

6005

Houses - Sale

RENTALS

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Real Estate Services

6020

6508

320-9th St, New West

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Bayside Properties Services

NEW WEST

St Andrews Street 2 BR Apt, balcony, updated, nr transit & amens. Small pet ok with pet deposit. Avail Feb 1.

Call 604-540-9300

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

Rentals

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New Westminster

Available 1 Br. Apt., Large Balcony, Updated, Now! Near Transit & Amens. Small Pet OK. St Andrews Street • Call 604.518.5040


RENTALS

6508

Apt/Condos

ROYAL CRESCENT ESTATES

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

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

WHITGIFT GARDENS

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

604 939-0944

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

Contact Alex 604-999-9978 Bayside Property Services Office: 604-432-7774

6510

Co-ops

115 PLACE CO-OP Located in Burnaby near Lougheed Town Centre

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

Call 604- 421-1222

6515

Duplexes - Rent

NEW WEST Reno’d 3 BR grd lev $1200 + uitls. Incls cable w/TFC & net. New efficient furnace. New h/w flrs & paint, w/d. Walk to RCH. N/S, N/P, refs req, credit check. Avail Feb 1. 778-892-1936

6595

Shared Accommodation

6595-20

Coq./Poco/ Port Moody

ROOMMATE NEEDED to share 1800 sqft Townhouse in Port Moody, w/d, laminate floors, $550 incls utils, cable & internet, parking, indoor pool, nr SFU & Lougheed Mall. Suits professional working person or student. Refs Req. Avail Now. 778-846-5275

6595

Shared Accommodation

6595-40

New Westminster

QUEENS PARK, near all amens. Furn’d upstair rm w/fridge, share kitch/bath. $430/mo incls utls. Quiet, clean. N/S. 604-521-3437

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

1 bdrm+den bsmt ste, new reno, nr BCIT, wd, ns np 1 cov prkg, $750inc hydro. 604-820-8664

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N.WEST, 2 BR upper, hrdwd flr, 5 appls, $1250 incls utils. Feb 1/15. Cat ok. 604 525-6295

POCO, Cidadel, 1BR, 650 sf, cln, quiet, incl sat TV, util, own w/d, N/s, N/p, Feb 1. 604-464-6141 POCO, NORTHSIDE. 2 BR, g/lvl. Gas f/p, garage, priv entry. $800. Ns/np. Feb 1. 604-942-9725

BBY; BSMT bach ste, Furn’d, incls wifi, flat screen TV/DVD, access to W/D & pool, elec & hot water. $675. Canada Way/Burris. N/S. Avail Now 604-525-3880 BBY E, 2 yrs old, upper flr 3 BR, 2 bath, jacuzzi, hrdwd flrs, h/w heating, 1 car garage, 1 blk to Elem Schl & transit, nr High Schl, N/P, $1900/mo. 604-439-2019 BBY METROTOWN, 2 BR bsmt, very clean, nr BCIT, w/d, n/s, n/p, 1 prkg, quiet area, $895 incls uitls, Avail Now. 604-433-5151

BBY, S. SLOPE. Furnished, 1 BR. Nr Metrotown. $750/mo. Ns/ np. 604-430-5549, 604-506-4451 COQ. 2 BR bsmt, laundry, parking. Nr shops/trans. $750 + 1/2 utils. N/S, Pet ok. 604-931-7432

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

POCO SPACIOUS, renovated 3 BR, upper floor. Priv w/d, f/p, d/w, carport. $1,400/mo + ½ util. 1 year lease. Immed. 778-995-5260 RIVER HEIGHTS, Coquitlam Large and Bright 1 BDRM/ 1 BATH above ground bsmt suite near transit, schools and Coquitlam Centre. Hardwood floors, washer/dryer and gas fireplace, new paint with lots of storage. Private entrance, own parking spot and backyard. Available Feb 1. $850 incl utils and cable. No pets, N/S, refs required. 604-722-2294

HOME SERVICES

8030

Carpentry

HOME IMPROVEMENTS Carpentry, Drywall, Handyman, 30 yrs exp. David • 604-825-4072 * RENOS * Bsmt refinish * Drywall * Bath Tiles * Windows * Doors * Stairs. Call Norm 604-437-1470

8055 BBY 2 BR, 5 appls, full bath. $1200 incls utls. Nr bus/skytrain. Av MAR 1. NS/NP. 778-231-2110

Suites/Partial Houses

EUROPEAN QUALITY Housecleaning, reliable, exp , ref’s avail, also Move In or Out, 604 760-7702 Exp’d ★ CLEANING ★ Ladies Home Apts, Offices, $18hr. Refs. 778-908-1216 or 604-537-8375

Concrete

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

8073

Handyperson

•Int & Ext Painting •Pressure Washing •Tiling •Lam Flrs •Misc Repairs. Brian ★ 604-936-8966

8140

New Westminster

88 GLOVER AVE.

2 BR upper duplex. Gleaming hardwood floors, just painted, new blinds & spotlessly clean. Great long term neighbours. $1250 includes utilities. Fridge, stove, shared W/D. Non smokers. Flexible possession. Lease & excellent refs a must.

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6540

Houses - Rent

BBY S. 3 BR + fam rm, split lvl, 2.5 baths, 2 f/p, garage, covered deck, shrd w/d, n/s, n/p, Feb 1, $1900 + % utils. 604-433-3113 COQ CENTRE, Main flr 3 spac BR, 2 bath, all appls, sh’d W/D, carport. $1250 + sh’d utls. NS/NP. Immed. Nr transit. 604-218-8164 COQ Immac 3 BR Rancher, lrg fam rm, 1.5 baths, 4 appls, lrg back yd, nr Como Lake Park, ns/ np, $1500, Feb 1. 778-994-2136 POCO 2 BR, modern duplex, full bath, all appls, lrg yard. Pet ok. Avail immed. $975. 604-807-3899

COQ, WESTWOOD Plateau. large bright 2 BR, 1000 sf, full bath, private w/d & entry. NS/np. $950 incl utils. Work (604) 612-3384, Home 468-4428 DOGS WELCOME!! 2 BR, 1 bath, upper suite in N. Van, own entry, own w/d, d/w, f/p, large deck, fenced yard, prkg for 2 cars, nr all amen & 2nd Narrows, $2000 incl utils. Feb 1. 778-688-8365 N. WEST, Queensborough, 3 BR, main flr, all appls, own parking. $1000/mo + utils, available now. Close to amens. 604-671-8389

POCO. 2 BR in character home. F/bath, gas f/p, sh’d w/d, lrg deck, h/wd flrs. $1125/mo incl hyd/cbl/ ’net. Feb 15. N/s. 604-339-9278

2BR Clean and Bright on main level $1100/mo. includes utility. Avail Feb 1. (604-780-1488) 4250 Victory St, 1900sf, 3 br, 1.5 ba, lease, n/p n/s, dbl gar. $1700, Dec 1, Eric K. Property Management Royal Pacific 604-723-7368

6450

Miscellaneous Rentals

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

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

Electrical

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

8087

Excavating

# 1 BACKHOE, EXCAVATOR & BOBCAT

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

8105

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

8155

Landscaping

★ AMAZING TOUCH LAND’G ★ Bobcat, paving, retaining walls, turfing, planting. 604-889-4083 ★ OPERA LANDSCAPING ★ Bobcat, retaining walls, irrigation, paving, fences. 778-688-2444

8160

Lawn & Garden

WILDWOOD LANDSCAPING Tree & Hedge Pruning & Removal. Fall Cleanup. 604-893-5745

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

Flooring/ Refinishing

Artistry of Hardwood Floors

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

7010

Personals

DATING SERVICE. Long-Term/ Short-Term Relationships, FREE TO TRY!!! 1-877-297-9883. Live intimate conversation, Call: #7878 or 1-888-534-6984. Live adult 1on1. Call: 1-866-311-9640 or #5015. Meet Local Single Ladies. 1-877-804-5381. (18+).

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3 ROOM Paint Special! $299. Includes paints & labor. Great Scott Ptg. 604-807-3708 CONFIDENT PAINTING LTD Int/Ext Specialist 20 yr exp. Reas rates, quality. Licensed, Ins, WCB

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8220

Handyperson

Lawn & Garden • Clean-ups, Disposal, Pruning, GUTTERS Seniors Disc. Al @ 604-783-3142

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

8185

Moving & Storage

AFFORDABLE MOVING 1 to 3 Men

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

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

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Tried & True Since 1902

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

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10% Off with this Ad! For all your plumbing, heating & reno needs. Lic Gas Fitter, Aman. 778-895-2005 $69/HR Lic’d/Ins. Exp & friendly Clogged drains, plumbing, small jobs OK! Call 24/7! 604-805-2488

PLUMBERS

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

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

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

WE CAN FIX IT

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

SAVE on ROOFING - specialize in New/Reroof ★ Fully Ins. WCB. Senior Disc, Ref’s, Work Gtd, 24/7, Free Est. 778-892-1266

8255

Rubbish Removal

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

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

604-708-8850

$35/HOUR PER PERSON • 24/7 Abe Moving & Delivery and Rubbish Removal. 604-999-6020 ABBA MOVERS bsmt clean 1-4 ton Lic, ins’d from $35/hr, 2 men $45 hr honest 26 yrs est 506-7576.

WWW.TRAILERBINS.CA We Deliver - U Load We Haul Away. 5x9 Wheeled Bins $98 DISPOSAL BINS: All bins are $149 + dump fees. 604-306-8599 www.disposalking.com RUBBISH REMOVAL Reasonable Rates, Free Est. Call Gary 604-897-3614

8295

Snow Removal

SNOW REMOVAL 310-JIMS Book a job at:

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RIGHTWAY Home Services Renos, Kitchen, Bath, Painting, etc. Call Alan: (604) 782-0992

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Interior Finishing Ltd

Renovation & Remodelling Residntial & Commercial ❏ Bathroom ❏ Kitchen ❏ Basement Finishings ❏ Flooring ❏ Drywall Guar’d • Insured • Bonded Free Estimate • 604-377-2995 Complete Bathroom Reno’s Suites, Kitchens,Tiling, Skylights, Windows, Doors. 604-521-1567 LOW COST CONSTRUCTION Renos, additions, kitchens, suites, drywall tile. 604-657-9904

Tiling

A to Z CERAMIC TILES Installation, Repairs, Fair Prices Free Est. 444-4715 cel 805-4319

8315

Tree Services

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

8335

Window Cleaning

BOB’S WINDOW Gets that Clean, Clear Shine No Drops, No Drips, No Streaks Right into the corners! Serving you for over 20 yrs. Also do Gutters 604 588-6938

AUTOMOTIVE

9105

Auto Miscellaneous

FREE CASH BACK WITH $0 DOWN at Auto Credit Fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599 www.autocreditfast.ca. DLN 30309. Free Delivery. WANT A VEHICLE BUT STRESSED ABOUT YOUR CREDIT? Christmas in January, $500 cash back. We fund your future not your past. All credit situations accepted. www.creditdrivers.ca 1-888-593-6095.

9129

Luxury Cars

9145

Scrap Car Removal

THE SCRAPPER SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL

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604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 2H

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9155

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

2010 BMW 323 Automatic w/ manual mode 40,000 kms $25,900. Call Gerry: (604) 341-5281 or email: gerrygcs@hotmail.com

Seniors Discount

B&Y MOVING

Rubbish Removal

8309

604-537-4140 www.affordablemoversbc.com

8255

FRASERVIEW COAST TO COAST ROOFING LTD. ROOFING

Call for a free estimate:

FREE ESTIMATES

HANDYMAN Repairs & Reno’s Call Walter ★ 604-790-0842

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

AFFORDABLE QUALITY ROOFING LTD.

Plumbing

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

Experienced Movers ~ 2 Men $55 ~

8130

8195

Roofing

Visit us online to receive a special discount:

Drainage

BAJ MINI EXCAVATING: Water leak, sewer, oil tank, retain’g wall, concrete removal. 604-779-7816

8080

Painting/ Wallpaper

8250

www.crownroofgutters.ca

DRAINAGE, SEWER & WATER video inspections & jack hammer Call Tobias 604.782.4322 COQ CTRL, 2 BR, bright & quiet, nr amens, shrd w/d, N/s, N/p, $1050 incl util/cbl. 604-936-2434.

TwoGuysWithATruck.ca Moving, Storage, Free EST 604-628-7136. Visa, OK

Heating

POCO, Prairie Ave. 3 BR, SXS. 5 appl. Near all amen. $1250/mo + utils. N/s, no pets. 604-469-0876 COQ CENTRE, 2 BR, new kitch, sh’d W/D, $850+shd utls. NS/NP. Now. Nr transit. 604-218-8164

Moving & Storage

8185

Cleaning

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

8060

8130

HOME SERVICES

MUST Go! 2008 BMW 750i very low mileage! 20" alloy wheels, full-load, AGSport pkg, exec pkg, GPS, leather seats, garage kept, immaculate,1owner, full service records, no accidents,new winter tires incld, last year of body style. 21,400 kms, $56,000. 778-990-1933

9145

Scrap Car Removal

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

MATCO DESIGN - Renovations *Additions*Quality Work *Ref’s 604-720-1564 matco@telus.net

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

Fastback Moving & Rubbish. Social Services moves welcome! Insur. & registered. 604-836-8291

NEW AIR CUSTOM DESIGN All renos. Int/Ext. 20 years exp. Call 604-671-9901

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

2005FORD F150 Lariat. Burgundy, tan leather interior &matching Leer canopy. Never off-road 4X4, new tires and brakes, hitch, back-up camera, spray on bed-liner. $15,500 OBO. Call 604-943-2626

9160

Sports & Imports

2009 Nissan Versa Automatic, A/C, pwr windows/locks, remote 4 dr hatchbk. 43,505 kms, $11,995. Call: (604) 987-5243

9522

RV’s/Trailers

2006 WILDWOOD Trailer 25’ 10' w/ hitch, sleeps 6, 2 dr, full bath, kitchen, and walk about queen size bed. Plenty of storage.Asking $12,500. Call 604-322-3207


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KEYWEST FORD CelebratesChineseNewYearwith

INCREDIBLE SAVINGS IN STORE COLOURS NOT EXACTLY AS SHOWN

2007 F150 LARIAT

2008 F150 XLT 4x4

$

23,995 2010 EXPEDITION

STK#2909433

STK#2331362

STK#1011269X

P/Windows P/Locks

5,995

$

2011 FORD ESCAPE XLT STK#1119467

9,995

$

2011 FLEX LIMITED STK#1119470

21,995

$

2011 EXPLORER LIMITED STK#1119474

47,995 2003 DAKOTA STK#2358073

9,995

2006 GRAND PRIX STK#2641473

7,995

$

26,995

2005 NEON SX 2.0 STK#2553650

Fully loaded, low kms

41,995

2007 FREESTYLE LTD

Lariat, fully loaded

Top of the line AWD

STK#106459X

SPORT TRAC 4x4,

$

4,995

36,995

$

2007 FUSION SEL STK#2703046

13,995

NO CREDIT - BAD CREDIT GOOD CREDIT? NO PROBLEM! YOUR JOB IS YOUR CREDIT.

2010 MAZDA SPEED 3

2007 HUMMER H3

2004 PT CRUISER

STK#2814932

$

4x4

18,995

2010 EDGE SEL AWD STK#1011250

2011 SENTRA

STK#2796473

STK#1111540

4x4

25,995

$

18,888

$

2007 JEEP LIBERTY

2007 F150 XLT

STK#2799447

STK#2711358

SPORTS 4X4

15,495

$

17,995

$

$

pw, pl, fully equipped

13,995

2007 SUZUKI GRAND VITARA STK#2799478A

$

STK#1095014

15,995

$

$

25,995 STK#2463601

6,995

$

2010 NISSAN SENTRA STK#1011535

11,595

$

2010 COROLLA STK#1099454

Power locks, auto, A/C

12,995

15,995

$

2008 F150 S/CREW

2010 ESCAPE LTD

STK#2811325

STK#1019396

23,995

24,995

$

$

2010 FUSION SEL

2007 CHARGER R/T

STK#1001271

STK#2751552

auto, A/C, power group

Great sporty car

$

4x4, Low KM,

STK#274826X

AWD

2008 EXPLORER

$

16,995

$

2010 F150 S/CREW

$

CREW CAB V8, 4X4

$

2011 EDGE SPORT STK#114911X

STK#2916527

V8, 4x4

7,995

29,995

$

Fully Loaded

$

36,995

$

2009 EXPLORER

EDDIE BAUER 4x4, Leather

$

Full load, roof, leather

Leather

A/C, 4WD

$

2009 FOCUS

2003 CHEVY MALIBU

STK#2518056

STK#2531568

Fully equipped

23,995

2005 F250

2005 BLAZER

STK#276461X

STK#2811325

Power group

18,995

14,995

$

2010 MUSTANG

2004 KIA RIO WAGON

$

STK#1001377

STK#2424480

CONVERTIBLE

Great price

19,995

$

$

5,995

2005 CHRYSLER PACIFICA

2006 FORD TAURUS STK#2609434

STK#2564934

8,995

$

9,995

$

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