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Teachers to stop volunteer activities District doesn’t know what will be affected BY NIKI HOPE REPORTER
New Westminster’s school board chair said he is waiting to see the impact of ramped-up job action after teachers voted last week to withdraw voluntary, extracurricular teaching activities in response to government legislation. James Janzen doesn’t yet know how the teachers’ decision will affect activities like sports, graduation ceremonies and arts programs in New Westminster schools and whether every teacher will have to comply with the decision, he said. “It will be interesting to see what happens, what individual locals decide to do and what individual teachers decide to do,” Janzen told The Record Monday. “That’s what I think we are going to find out over the next few days and weeks, is where everybody is going to go on this.” Teachers voted 73 per cent on Thursday in favour of a plan that includes refusing to participate in any voluntary activities to protest Bill 22, which imposes a six-month suspension on all strike action by teachers and appoints a mediator to negotiate a deal between the British Columbia Teachers’ Union and the government, under strict guidelines. Teachers and the government have been locked in a contentious contract dispute for more than a year. ◗Teachers Page 8
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Going green: Sea cadet Alysha Corbet measures out some seeds for a seed exchange at the 19th annual Queensweep festivities held at Queensborough Middle School on Sunday afternoon. The event also included displays focusing on food sustainability and the environment, as well as eco-friendly arts and crafts. For more photos, see www.royalcityrecord.com.
Crime up 5 per cent in city BY ALFIE LAU REPORTER firstname.lastname@example.org
The Royal City has seen a five per cent increase in Criminal Code offences during the first three months of 2012. Those are the numbers from the April 17 regular police board meeting where Chief Const. Dave Jones presented the monthly statistics for 2012 as compared to 2011. While January saw an 11 per cent decrease in crimes committed – from 485 to 430 in January 2011 – both February and March saw increases, with February having the largest increase.
In February 2011, there were only 361 recorded offences, but in February 2012, that number ballooned to 470, or a 30 per cent increase. In comparison, March was relatively flat, as there was only a two per cent increase, from 409 offences in March 2011, compared to 418 in March 2012. Overall, 1,255 offences for the first three months of 2011 has risen five per cent to 1,318 total offences in the first three months of 2012. Jones said March’s numbers were “a noticeable improvement over last month’s numbers,” but the city may want to look at
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WHISTLER INSPIRED #236 600 Park Cres. $489,900 Beautiful award winning Whistler inspired “Roycroft” just steps from Queens Park, elementary & middle schools & transit. This 9 year old, 3 bdrm, 2.5 bath, 1379 sf, 3 level townhome features engineered hardwood & tile floors, 9’ ceilings on main, open floor plan, maple kitchen with Island, 2 gas f/p, 2 parking stalls, 7’ x 5’8 storage locker room, large master bdrm on top floor big closet & gas f/p & extra built in cabinets. Balance of home warranty. 1 pet ok. No rentals allowed OPEN SAT 2:30-4:30
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GORGEOUS SW RIVER & CITY SPACIOUS FRASERVIEW TOWNHOME VIEW AT THE“INTERURBAN” #81 323 Governors Court $498,000 NEW OPEN SAT #1909 14 Begbie St. Very quiet w/ 11:30-1:00 PRICE awesome river & $478,800 Gorgeous SW river & city view at the “Interurban”, 983 sf, 2 bdrm, 2 bath, corner unit featuring h/wood ﬂoors, granite counters, s/steel appliances, insuite storage, large bdrms & master bdrm w/walk-in closet. Balance of 10 yr warranty. Great location just steps to shopping, SkyTrain, New Westminster Quay & upcoming new civic centre & shopping mall.
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mountain views. This 2 level, 1840 sf, 2 bdrm + den + family room, 2.5 bath, adult oriented end unit T/H in Governors Court feats vaulted ceilings, 2 gas f/p’s, insuite laundry, heated double garage, security system, hrdwd floors on main, HW heating, 2 balconies + patio/yard area, large closet, built-in sauna in ensuite. Flexible possession.
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3 BEDROOM STARTER HOME 2323 London St. $479,000
Amazing river & mountain views from this 4 yr old, 3 bdrm, 2 bath, 1090 sf PENTHOUSE + over 1000 sf wrap around deck at highest point in The Grove. This beautiful suite features open plan w/vaulted ceilings in LR/DR area, granite kitchen counters & stainless steel appliances, electric ﬁreplace, 2 parking stalls, deck access from all bedrooms & LR/DR, very bright with southern exposure. Complex has use of “Boiler House” a great exercise facility & is close to Queens Park, transit, schools & shopping. Flexible possession.
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NEW WESTMINSTER WANTS RESIDENTS’ VISIONS FOR MASTER TRANSPOR TATION PLAN
A ‘once in a lifetime’ point for the city BY THERESA MCMANUS REPORTER email@example.com
The City of New Westminster will use open houses, questionnaires and a telephone survey to get residents’ input about the Pattullo Bridge replacement project. The city is considering the Pattullo Bridge project within the context of its overall master transportation plan, which is currently underway. The current phase of the plan involves setting the vision and goals. “We are looking for the overall vision – what do people envision for transportation in New Westminster?” said Coun. Jaimie McEvoy. Two open houses are being held on Thursday, May 3 to get public input: a seniors focused consultation at Century House from 2 to 4 p.m. (presentation at 2:30 p.m.); and a general consultation at the Justice Institute of B.C. from 6 to 9 p.m. (presentation at 7 p.m.). The open houses will feature presentation panels, a PowerPoint presentation, and a question and answer session. McEvoy said he can’t emphasize enough the importance of residents attending the open houses and making their thoughts known. While it’s been suggested that the six-lane replacement Pattullo Bridge being proposed by TransLink is a “done deal” he doesn’t think New Westminster residents haven’t been adequately consulted. “We really want to hear as a city what people really think,” he
said. TransLink is currently considering plans for the construction of a new Pattullo Bridge. It has presented four alignments of a six-lane bridge near the existing bridge for the public’s consideration. Rather than participating in TransLink’s consultation process, the City of New Westminster has chosen to include consultation about all potential options for the Pattullo Bridge in its own master transportation plan process. “You can’t divide one from the other,” McEvoy said. “You can’t have a master transportation plan that doesn’t address what the Pattullo Bridge looks like.” McEvoy believes the city is at a “once in a lifetime” point where it can have a serious discussion about ways to mitigate the impact of the Pattullo Bridge on New Westminster. In addition open houses, residents will also be able to make their thoughts about transportation and Pattullo Bridge known via questionnaires that will be available at the open houses and on the city’s website. According to a staff report, topics to be included in the questionnaire will include: support or non support of TransLink’s proposal to replace Pattullo Bridge with a new six-lane bridge in close proximity to the existing crossing; support for other locations for a bridge such as Sapperton bar (near Coquitlam) or Tree Island (from Burnaby to Richmond); support for other alternatives such as decommissioning the bridge
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What next?: The future of the Pattullo Bridge is one of many questions being looked at by the city in connection with work on its master transportation plan. or reducing the carrying capacity (such as maintaining four travel lanes); potential road connections to a new crossing; and mitigation measures that would be necessary if a new crossing is built. Other topics include the importance of bicycle and pedestrian connections between Surrey and New Westminster, the use of tolling or other road pricing strategies, and support – or non-support – of the city’s existing policy of having no new added capacity in the trans-
portation system for vehicles passing through New Westminster. McEvoy, who is co-chairing the master transportation plan advisory committee with Coun. Jonathan Cote, said the city wants to hear whether residents want the Pattullo Bridge built in New Westminster at all, and if so where they’d like it and how many lanes they’d support. While some people may view the six-lane bridge as being a done deal, he said public opposition can be a “politically
powerful” tool for a government agency. “Myviewiseveryoptionshould be on the table. What TransLink has done is the same thing as what it did with the United Boulevard extension,” McEvoy said. “They picked the lowest-cost options.” The city will also commission a telephone survey following the open houses to confirm views presented at the open houses about the Pattullo Bridge replacement project.
City MPs get seats in shadow cabinet BY THERESA MCMANUS REPORTER firstname.lastname@example.org
New Westminster’s two Members of Parliament have earned seats in the federal NDP’s shadow cabinet. Federal NDP leader Tom Mulcair has named Burnaby-New Westminster MP Peter Julian to the Official Opposition’s shadow cabinet, where he will oversee the energy and natural resources portfolio. New Westminster-Coquitlam MP Fin Donnelly has been appointed as the NDP’s critic for Western Economic Diversification Canada.
A shadow cabinet sees critics assigned to acquire knowledge and comment on specific government portfolios. “It’s really important to British Columbia and to our economy overall,” Julian said about his energy and natural resources portfolio. “I am excited and looking to take on the challenge.” According to Julian, the energy and natural resources shadow ministry covers industries that account for more than 30 per cent of Canadian exports and nearly 14 per cent of Canada’s gross domestic product. With Treasury Board, international trade, finance and industry, it is consid-
ered one of the five big economic and fiscal portfolios in the shadow cabinet. “This is a critical area for Canada as we find ourselves victimized by the Harper government’s decision to shut down environmental assessments as well as continue to ship our resources off-shore without any value added processing,” Julian said. “Rather than maximizing the potential of sustainable development of Canada’s resources, this government chooses to erode Canadian jobs.” Julian had been serving as the NDP’s finance critic, having been appointed to that position by NDP interim leader Nicole
Turmel. “I was a financial administrator before. I am used to working with numbers,” Julian said. “It was good and important to put the government on the defensive on a wide range of their economic values. I do not feel they have done a good job for the economy.” Since being elected in 2004, Julian has tackled a range of portfolios, including serving as critics in international trade and Treasury Board. “You do follow the files in a less detailed ◗MPs Page 5
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Teens work to help stop sex trafﬁcking BY JENNIFER MOREAU REPORTER email@example.com
A group of youth in a leadership program at the South Burnaby Neighbourhood House is organizing a fundraiser in New Westminster to help sexually exploited trafficking victims. The teens are holding a fashion show and silent art auction on May 5, and 100 per cent of the proceeds goes to Deborah’s Gate, a Salvation Army safe house for women who have been trafficked for prostitution. It’s one of the first homes of its kind in Canada, and the location is secret to protect the women. “We also hope this event will raise awareness and counteract the negative misconceptions about human trafficking,” said Adrianna Xue, one of the teen organizers. “We had the amazing opportunity to speak with Tara Teng, Miss Canada 2011. She did a presentation on human trafficking and told us stories of her travelling to Cambodia and Thailand. It was completely devastating for all of us to learn about seven-year-old girls being sold for sex. But it was even more shocking for us to learn that it was
happening literally right down our street.” Trafficking could be for prostitution or forced labour, but because it is so clandestine, accurate data is difficult to come by. According to a 2006 report by the U.S. Department of State, between 600,000 and 800,000 people are trafficked across borders each year, but estimates rise to the millions when including “domestic trafficking,” where the victim is kept in one country. Canada is considered a source, transit and destination country. The RCMP estimated that 600 to 800 people are trafficked into Canada annually and that additional 1,500 to 2,200 are trafficked through Canada into the U.S. Most are women and children from Asia, but some Canadian girls and women are trafficked internally for commercial sexual exploitation. However, trafficking does not necessarily mean crossing borders. The United Nations defines it as “the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of
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Working for a cause: From left: Lauren Cullen, Aileen Lai, Dasha Leneva, Adrianna Xue, Janice Chen and Wanja Mwariga (being held up) are in a leadership program at South Burnaby Neighbourhood House. They’re organizing a fundraiser – a fashion show and silent art auction – on May 5 in New Westminster to help out Deborah’s Gate, a Salvation Army safe house for women who have been trafficked for prostitution. the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the pur-
poses of exploitation.” Adrianna said the teens chose the cause because it is so close to home. “It happens right on your doorstep, and you don’t even know it. With
awareness and support we can hopefully clear up many misconceptions about human trafficking, and it is a step closer to ending this terrible trade,” she said. The fundraiser is set for
Saturday, May 5, from 6 to 8 p.m., at 612 Columbia St. in New Westminster. For tickets, call Marleen Eberding at the South Burnaby Neighbourhood House at 604-431-0400.
Queensborough Community Plan Workshop As part of the ﬁnal phase of consultation, the City will be
holding a workshop to seek comments regarding the draft
Saturday May 5, 2012
vision, themes, goals, objectives and land use plan that
Open House 10:00 am – 10:30 am
will form part of the Queensborough Community Plan. We are inviting residents, business owners and other people who have an interest in the community to attend
Workshop 10:30 am – 2:30 pm LOCATION: Queensborough Community Centre Port Royal Room, 920 Ewen Avenue
this workshop. Please
www.newwestcity.ca/queensborough to ﬁnd more information and to view the display boards.
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way all along,” he said. “You delve into more of the details. That is what I am doing this weekend.” Because it’s a “tough file,” Julian took it as a compliment that Mulcair assigned him the energy and natural resources portfolio. Donnelly is pleased with his appointment as the critic for Western Economic Diversification Canada. “I am excited to step into this new role,” he said in a press release. “I’m passionate about a diversified, sustainable economy. Western Canada faces a number of challenges in energy, forestry, agriculture and other industries which will need an innovative approach as we move forward.” Donnelly recently hosted a small business forum about credit card processing fees. “The Conservative government has turned their backs on Western Canada,” he said. “If we want to remain competitive, we must invest in our industries and businesses and provide them with the tools to compete in a global market. Some measures are simple, like regulating inflated processing fees.” Donnelly will continue to serve on the Fisheries and Oceans standing committee as critic for Western Canada. “I am happy to continue to serve on the Fisheries and Oceans committee,” he said. “There are numerous issues and projects that I am working on, like the Wild Salmon Protection Act, shark fin import ban and North Coast oil tanker ban that I would like to see through.” www.twitter.com/TheresaMcManus
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Air and water don’t respect political borders
There is a rather natural logic to why and looking at science-based data. the federal government should have Last week, Natural Resources clear and non-political rules regarding Minister Joe Oliver said two things that Canada’s environment. should wave red flags for Canadians. Firstly he said that people who are not For the most part, Canadians don’t “directly affected” by projects should want to see freshwater resources either not be able to attend hearpolluted or squandered. ings or have their say on They don’t want to see the such projects – such as the air we all breathe full of conTHE RECORD Northern Gateway pipeline. taminants. And, we believe, The second thing he said Canadians don’t want politiwas, “we believe the ultimate decical leaders making irreversible decisions on mega-projects that may pollute sion should be in the hands of elected officials and not appointed officials, either our water or air without getting because ultimately, through Parliament, some pretty comprehensive feedback
be a done deal, and, not surprisingly, the pipeline will remain even if Joe Blow doesn’t. And what about “directly affected”? Every Canadian who breathes air and drinks water is ultimately “directly affected” by any projects which can impact the air and/or water. Air and water respect no dotted lines on our maps. While politicians may view development as ‘local’ issues – that’s just not how nature works. It is appalling that the government in its rush to approve projects is willing to gamble with our environment.
elected officials are responsible to the people.” Well, that’s all well and good for issues like raising taxes and building more prisons – after all, you can always drop taxes and tear down prisons. But the environment is another matter altogether. When federal politicians want to approve a pipeline which has a permanent impact on the environment – there’s simply no going back. Who cares if Joe Blow loses the next election because he pushed an environmentally disastrous megaproject through? It will
Byelections send mixed messages IN THE HOUSE
ast week’s byelections showed people are abandoning the B.C. Liberal Party in droves but aren’t flocking en masse to the B.C. Conservatives. And even though it won both seats, the NDP can’t point to a significant increase in its own support among voters. Let’s break down the numbers. In Port Moody-Coquitlam, the B.C. Liberal voted dropped by more than 6,600. But the B.C. Conservative candidate received just 1,720 votes, suggesting that almost 5,000 B.C. Liberal voters simply refused to vote this time. That’s a staggering number, even when one considers that byelections traditionally have low voter turnout. The B.C. Liberals weren’t the only party hit by a drop in support. The NDP won the riding with more than 52 per cent of the vote – but the number of people voting for the NDP candidate actually dropped by more than 1,500. The low numbers likely reflect the widespread assumption that the NDP candidate, Joe Trasolini, had a lock on the win anyway. But the B.C. Liberals have to be very concerned that almost
5,000 of their supporters chose to ignore their candidate. In Chilliwack-Hope, the turnout was a bit better, but more than 4,500 voters fled from the B.C. Liberal camp. Many of them – more than 3,500 – likely bolted to the B.C. Conservatives, but the rest appear to have sat this one out. The NDP won, of course, but only increased its vote by a mere 134 people. That shows, if anything, the party had the best ground game in the campaign, as it was able to increase its numbers when overall turnout was down by almost 20 per cent. What this all means is that the much-ballyhooed “vote splitting” on the right was not a factor in determining the winner in Port Moody-Coquitlam. It can be argued it may have made a difference in Chilliwack-Hope, but I think the result there speaks more about the severe drop in support for the B.C. Liberals rather than a substantive switch to the B.C. Conservatives. In fact, the B.C. Conservatives have to be fairly disappointed in the results, particularly in Chilliwack-Hope. At a time when the sitting government is massively unpopular, and given the chance to run an impressive candidate in a traditionally conservative riding, it only managed a distant third-place finish. The byelection results may actually represent the high-water level for the party, which is unlikely to replace the B.C.
Time to improve school board Dear Editor:
Re: Trustee wants more info available sooner, The Record, April 11. Accountability, transparency and communication difficulties have plagued the school district for years, and the decision to delay the release of a full agenda package three years ago worsened the situation. Given this, if the motion to post its entire school board agenda package on the Friday before board meetings, as well as the motion to introduce a question period at the end of every open board meeting, is passed, this will be a tremendous step in the right direction. School board meeting agendas can be quite dense, and, with attachments – including budgets, minutes, motions and reports – the entire package can be 60 pages or more. Posting this the day before a meeting simply does not allow time to properly digest this daunting task, and quite often, while a person may ◗Byelections Page 7 want to ask a question during board meetings to
clarify something that was perhaps overlooked in a Herculean attempt to wade through the agenda package, this is not allowed. It used to be that our school district would post these packages on its website on the Friday. This was done so the public had the opportunity to review background information in order to be informed on what specific issues were scheduled for discussion and action on the following Tuesday. Delaying the release of a full agenda package to Monday, the day before board meetings, does not give enough time to properly review information, and with limited opportunity to ask questions before and during a school board meeting, the public’s ability to prepare and participate in the public process is notably compromised. In fact, this is why the New Westminster district parent advisory council (DPAC) submitted a resolution to its parent organization, the British Columbia Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils (BCCPAC), to reaffirm the following resolution it
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made in 2007: Question period for public school board meetings: That BCCPAC request the minister of education to propose an amendment to the School Act making it mandatory for school boards to have a question period during regularly scheduled public board meetings and to have those questions and responses recorded in school board minutes. If successful in carrying the reaffirmation of this resolution at this year’s annual general meeting, BCCPAC will once again present this to the Ministry of Education and the British Columbia School Trustees Association (BCSCTA) for consideration. If the School Act is amended this round, instead of it just being perhaps a recommendation, all districts will have a mandatory question period during public board meetings. Volunteer organizations such as DPAC are made up of parent representatives from public schools in each district. DPAC is defined in the School Act as an advisory and advocacy council and that it may make recommendations to the school board through the school board’s officials or by representation, and provide the school board with information to assist in decision making. However, in order to effectively advise and advocate to the board, we need tools such as agenda packages, question periods and particularly, because the board has so many poorly attended meetings each month, for the board to follow through on previous motions made to record open board meetings and upload these audio files on the district website in order to support those parents and community members unable to attend meetings. Following is an excerpt of one of the letters DPAC has sent to the board.
January 31, 2012 New Westminster DPAC would like to request a meeting in the very near future to discuss solutions to concerns raised and move forward together to better engage and begin to improve the relationships within the district. Suggested agenda items for discussion: 1) Creation of a district policy committee: Many of the challenges and concerns raised by parents within SD 40 relate to current processes, policies and practices. Current practices do not allow for feedback in an informal and collaborative setting. 2) Several years ago the board passed a motion to record meetings and to have them made available on the website. This motion should be addressed and implemented by district staff and policy committee to support those parents and community members unable to attend meetings due to family commitments. 3) Instruct committee to consider the creation of policy to include a question period at the end of board meetings. This would support better relationships, provide information and concerns in a timely fashion and model transparency. While the board has not formally answered or addressed this letter, I am encouraged that the motions to post its entire school board agenda package on the Friday before board meetings, as well as the motion to introduce a question period will be heard at the next open board meeting, April 24. The New Westminster DPAC has, in total, submitted five resolutions to BCCPAC to be discussed at the May 25, annual general meeting (AGM): 1. Return targeted funding 2. Question period for public school board meetings (reaffirmation) 3. Reporting on student suspensions and expulsions 4. Universal district complaint process 5. Disqualification of board employees
Liberals outright as an alternative to form government. It is too right-wing and thus marginalizes itself with too great a pool of voters. Nevertheless, the party obviously has enough support right now to be a major factor in determining who wins the next provincial election. It may allow the NDP to win a number of three-way races, but as the Port Moody-Coquitlam result shows, the NDP may win comfortable B.C. Liberal seats on its own merits. But one has to wonder whether Premier Christy Clark’s constant handwringing about the dangers of vote-splitting is not only
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falling on deaf ears but may also be having a negative backlash. NDP leader Adrian Dix says complaining about vote-splitting is insulting and patronizing towards voters. That Clark and her supporters presume to tell voters that anything less than a vote for them is somehow dangerous to society may strike some as an essentially anti-democratic message. Her party’s constant harping on this issue is a further indication of just how desperate a situation it finds itself in. The byelection results simply reinforce that. But to make the votesplitting argument go away there has to be a single, viable alternative to the
NDP, which brings us to the ramped-up talk about a “coalition” of interests on the centre-right side of the political spectrum, under the umbrella of a single party. It won’t be the B.C. Liberals or B.C. Conservatives that will hold this umbrella. One party is fatally damaged, while the other is still on the margins (as the byelections demonstrated). So will there be a new entity formed? And, if so, who will lead it? Those are tough questions, but they’re the kinds of questions that need to be posed by those on the centre-right if they want to continue to run this province. Keith Baldrey is chief political reporter for Global B.C.
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Teachers: District waiting to see what impact of decision will be teachers had to do report cards by the end Janzen doesn’t believe the most recent of April. move by teachers will garner any support B.C. Teachers’ Federation president from the public, he said. Susan Lambert acknowledged that the “It’s unfortunate that kids get vote was emotional for teachers caught in the middle, and teachbecause the decision to withdraw ers, who really enjoy these extrafrom extracurricular activities curricular activities,” Janzen said. is so wrenching, a BCTF media Superintendent John Woudzia release stated. said the district is still determin“Teachers struggle with this ing what the teachers’ decision because these activities bring so will mean. much joy to our engagement with “It’s early days,” he said students. We know this will mean Monday afternoon. “I guess we the loss of some highly valued just have to wait and see what it activities, and we sincerely regret will look like for the rest of the John Woudzia that. But we have to look at the school year.” bigger picture and the longer ‘Early days’ But he said that NWSS grad term,” she said in the release. ceremonies would go ahead. The plan to resist Bill 22 includes a call The district is currently focusing on for teachers to help bring down the B.C. preparing report cards, Woudzia said. The Liberals in next year’s provincial election. Labour Relations Board ruled Friday that www.twitter.com/nikimhope ◗ continued from page 1
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Glimpse of the future: A preliminary architectural rendering of the Trapp Block from 2008 demonstrates the planned mixed-use project. report. At the time of the original grant approval in 2004, the project applicant intended to preserve the entire building.” Fung told The Record in 2008 that the “romance of the historic façade” is what originally attracted him to the Trapp Block, which was built in 1899. The Salient Group later determined that the building couldn’t be conserved. It submitted a new proposal for a mixed-use project that would retain the façade of the Trapp and Holbrook blocks.
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As redevelopment of the historic Trapp and Holbrook blocks kicks into high gear, the project has received an extension to a grant that was first approved by the city in 2004. The Salient Group is redeveloping the Trapp and Holbrook blocks at 660 and 668 Columbia St. and building Trapp+Holbrook, which will include retail and residential spaces. The developer will reconstruct the Edwardian façades of the Trapp and Holbrook blocks and build a 20-storey residential building with 196 residences. “New Westminster has charm and character, and although it’s been overlooked for years, this neighbourhood is now hot again,” said Robert Fung, president of the Salient Group. “With Trapp+Holbrook, we’ve created modern urban homes while retaining the building’s much loved heritage architecture.” While a preview centre for Trapp+Holbrook is opening on April 28 at 668 Columbia St., the development is aiming to be complete at the site in 2014. In 2004, city council approved $50,000 for a façade improvement through a Columbia Street financial incentive program and $210,000 for seismic upgrading of the building through the seismic upgrade grant program. “Council allocated a significant amount of money for the Trapp Block because of the prominence of this building on the street,” stated a staff
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A SPECIAL REPOR T: BOOM OR BUST IN THE BRIDAL BUSINESS? The bridal business isn’t completely immune to a tough economy – but when it comes to the big day, many people are still willing to indulge to make their wedding day plans a reality.
Reporter Christina Myers checks in on New Westminster’s “bridal row” on Columbia Street – an area that draws brides from around the region – to find out how much of an impact the economy
is having. Below, and on page 13, she profiles a new business that’s making its way despite the tough financial times, talks to a “budget” bridal blogger and hears from business leaders about the changes.
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younger approach in the various styles. t’s a rare thing for a new business Merly sews all the dresses right on – particularly one with strong comsite, and works with the brides to do petitors in an established industry adjustments, while Gaby handles the under a bad economy – to not just keep business end – and that includes using their doors open but actually thrive. social media to help spread the word Yet that’s just what’s happening at about their business. Ellebay Bridal Boutique on Columbia. “Pinterest has been great for us, it’s Run by a mother-daughter team, the fantastic,” she said. “A lot of brides are custom bridal and graduation gown using it to gather ideas and find what shop is fast becoming a hot spot in the they want.” busy bridal industry thanks to unique The Pinterest website allows users to designs and the ability to tap into all“pin” pictures from various websites to important social media tools. their own “boards,” which other users Gabrielle Bayona – the daughter in can then share, allowing the the two-person team – is just image – and the link back 19 but already a savvy busi◗READ MORE to Ellebay Bridal’s website nesswoman. – to be spread out exponen“I had originally planned PAGE 13: The head of the tially. to go into sciences,” she told downtown business asThey’ve had phone calls The Record. “But I took some sociation says most area time off and worked (at a vendors are reporting back from the U.S. and even one from overseas thanks restaurant) after high school positive things, even with to images that had been and kind of realized this was the economic pinch. shared through Pinterest. what I wanted.” ONLINE: To check out more They also use Facebook Her mother, Merly photos from Ellebay Bridal and Twitter, and Gaby Bayona, has been a couturier writes regularly on the and seamstress in the Lower and New Westminster’s store’s blog. Mainland wedding industry “bridal row”, see www. royalcityrecord.com. The tactic is working for decades – Gaby grew up – along with old-fashioned frequently hanging around word of mouth – as they at the shops, watching her continue to get new customers. mother as she made and altered beautiDuring a visit by The Record, New ful gowns. Westminster resident Paul Dumontet Though initially disinterested, Gaby popped into the store with his daughter realized over time that she had a good Danae, 17, for a fitting for her grad dress. eye for drawing up designs and a good The NWSS student had chosen a chifhead for business and numbers. fon gown for her graduation this spring She’s now enrolled in a fashion merand was in for a quick check-in. chandising program while co-running “It’s been fabulous,” he said. “It’s the shop, which first opened in an adjabeen really one-on-one customer service, cent store in February 2010, with her it’s a nice location, it’s just great.” mother. Dumontet said it’s nice to be able to Both women design the dresses find quality, custom work in his own – Gaby says you can see her mother’s more traditional preference and her own
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Wedding dreams: Merly and Gabrielle Bayona are a mother-and-daughter team who run Ellebay’s Bridal Boutique in downtown New Westminster.
Blogger: Finding the fabulous and the frugal C an a wedding be fabulous and frugal at the same time? The answer is a resounding ‘Yes’, according to blogger Jeannine Avelino Fehr. Her website and blog, Vancity Bride, is dedicated to helping brides find everything they need for their wedding while still keeping the bottom line in mind. The Record caught up with her recently for a Q&A session on keeping an eye on the bridal budget. ◆
Question: What prompted you to start this blog? Answer: I was a budget bride
myself. I had a difficult time finding vendors in our price range and at the time there weren’t any local resources just for budget brides. I thought, someone should do something about it … little did I know it was going to be me! Q: What’s your goal?
A: The main purpose of the blog is to help brides in the Greater Vancouver area who want something frugal yet fabulous. I offer my readers practical advice, venue, and vendor suggestions that keep their budget in mind. I always try to find the many ways a couple can save, like which times of the year will
cost less to have a wedding, or maybe something as simple as getting cupcakes instead of a wedding cake to get rid of a cake cutting fee (not all vendors do that, mind you, but some waive it for cupcakes!).
Q: What kinds of questions do readers most frequently have for you? A: I always get asked for vendor recommendations. There are so many talented wedding vendors in the city that good word of mouth is one of the keys to a vendor’s success. Q: What areas do you think most brides are willing to spend a lot of money and which areas
do you think they are more likely to try to “budget”?
A: The current poll on my blog right now is “What would you rather splurge on?” and the choices are Food/Drinks, Photography, Venue, Wedding Dress, Flowers and Décor, or Entertainment. Food/Drinks and Photography are neck and neck the top two items my readers want to focus on. Brides would probably also splurge on their wedding dress. All eyes are on her that day so for sure they want to look their best, and probably use it as an excuse to get their dream dress (and in the end, sacrifice other areas to stay on budget). ◗Blogger Page 12
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In the know: Jeannine Fehr blogs about all things bridal.
A12 • Wednesday, April 25, 2012 • The Record
Blogger: Keeping tabs on the bridal business with an eye to taming budgets Q: Do you think the tough economy (or even just all the news about a bad economy) has more people thinking about frugal weddings? A: I don’t think the tough economy is limiting people from having the wedding of their dreams. I haven’t been in the industry long enough to see the trends but from what I observe, the top vendors still have full wedding seasons so obviously couples are finding ways to still get the wedding that they want. For those who are looking to cut back due to the economy, many brides would consider taking on projects they can do on their own, like instead of ordering custom invitations, they would just buy a template, print it out and assemble themselves. Perhaps they would sacrifice the time of day or season they would get married in because off-season, weekday or Sunday weddings are definitely more affordable than summer Saturday evening receptions. Cutting down on food and drinks by having a cash bar, cocktail reception or even lunch receptions are definitely more common now, too. Q: What were the big things you learned when planning your wedding that you didn’t know before or that you think are helpful for a bride-tobe to know about? A: Don’t fall in love with the first thing you see because there’s a chance you might not get it and I would hate for you to feel such disappointment. Always have a Plan B because you’ll never know when you’ll need it. Venues come with minimum spend amounts. I nearly had a heart attack when I found out about it the first time, especially since it wasn’t written on the website. Talk it over with your partner and prioritize the aspects of the wedding that are most important. It will help you figure out how to budget your money wisely. From personal experience, trimming the guest list is the most effective way to bring costs down. It means less food, drinks, invitations, wedding favors, rentals etc. It can be a painful process so if you really can’t cut any more people, then you’ll have to be OK with sacrificing other parts of the wedding to stay on budget. Q: Why do you think
we are so fascinated with weddings – with shows like Say Yes to the Dress, Four Weddings, etc. it seems like the interest in weddings just keeps increasing.
A: The grooms probably could care less once their wedding is done, but the brides stay interested because they want to know how others did it. That’s why I still watch
those shows. … I want to see what dress they chose, what colours they used, what unique ideas they had, etc. etc. not because I wanted to compare to my own wedding, but
just because I wanted to see how differently other people plan. Just pure curiosity, I guess – and maybe a bit of bridezilla drama since it makes good TV, right?
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A SPECIAL REPOR T: BOOM OR BUST IN THE BRIDAL BUSINESS?
Wedding bells still ringing in New West
Economy puts on the pinch, but bridal biz still busy in New West
companies. “But, you know, people are still getting married, they’re still having fun planning those celebrations – they’re maybe just being more strategic about their spending.” BY CHRISTINA MYERS REPORTER Fortunately for New firstname.lastname@example.org Westminster, which has an abundance of bridal wear Stand quietly on shops – including Bridal Columbia Street and listen: Gallery, Lisa’s Bridal, Bella amid the noise of traffic Sposa and more – the dress and construction and the is one area of the budget wind whipping through that seems to be the least the city’s downtown cor- likely to be adjusted. McNally notes that in ridor, there’s the sound of recent years, they’ve actuwedding bells. Or maybe it’s the clink ally seen a jump in the of glasses being raised in a price that many brides toast. Or the swish of a silk are willing to spend on a gown – helped in part by and taffeta skirt. At least, that’s the way shows like Say Yes to the it sounds to the shop- Dress, which features highend New York pers who head bridal salon down to “bridal Kleinfeld’s. row” to find the “It used perfect dress, “(It’s) generally choose just the positive – while to be that the average bride right stationery was spending or book flower many couples about $1,200 arrangements in may have a – but shows advance of their smaller budget … (like Say Yes) wedding day. The wedding than they would really seem to have changed business is not the way people immune to the have a few look at spendshaky economy years ago, they ing on the dress. and conservaThe average tive spend- are still getting now is probing that has married.” ably $2,000 to impacted many $4,000, even in other indus- KENDRA JOHNSTON this economy,” tries – but for Downtown BIA she said. many, it seems, Though the big day still deserves plenty of splurg- McNally has had brides who spend up to $8,000 or ing. “We’re definitely feeling $10,000 on a designer dress, the crunch,” said Genève she’s quick to note that McNally of Dream Group what she sees among her Productions, one of Metro clients is skewed towards Vancouver’s largest wed- the higher end. “Our clients do tend to ding and event planning
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On the row: Shops such as the Bridal Gallery and Lisa’s Bridal are just a few of the many along Columbia Street that draw brides from around the region in their hunt for the perfect wedding dress. be those who are spending a bit more, so it’s all relative to how much money you have to spend,” she notes.
Still, they have clients that run the gamut from low-cost to lavish, and the way that their services are used is changing with the
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A SPECIAL REPOR T: BOOM OR BUST IN THE BRIDAL BUSINESS?
Custom: Filling a niche
dress, brides always find a way to get their dream fulfilled. backyard and support local busi“It depends on what’s important nesses at the same time. to them and how much they want to And the Bayonas have no plan spend,” said Gaby. “For to move any time soon custom, our prices are – New West will be home still quite affordable, but to Ellebay as long as people may pull back on customers keep coming “They see their their budgets.” through the door. They “No, no,” says Merly, know they’re still the new dream dress kid on the block – lit– they know they laughing. “They see their dream dress – they know erally – when it comes to bridal on Columbia Street want it. And we they want it. And we get but that, says Gaby, is a get to make that to make that dream for them. It’s still fun, every benefit too, as the area is already known for bridal. dream for them. time.” And in the end, no “We’re the baby here It’s still fun, matter what kind of busi– some of these shops every time.” ness plan or how strong have been around for a the economy, that’s what long time,” she said. it all comes down to – the Though Gaby says MERLY BAYONA Co-owner, Ellebay Bridal right dress for the right she can certainly see the bride. pinch that the economy To find out more about Ellebay has given to the industry, and worries about what the future will bring, Bridal Boutique, see their website at www.ellebay.com. Merly says that when it comes to the ◗ continued from page 11
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economy in recent years. “(It’s) generally positive – while many couples may have a smaller budget for their wedding than they would have a few years ago, they are still getting married,” she said. She pointed out that means there are still as many customers, even if they are being more cau-
tious about how to spend their money. She notes that the downtown area is a still a big draw for brides from around the region, thanks to the fact that so many shops are located close together – and that’s good news not just for the bridal business but also for other businesses in the area.
“It’s highly positive and beneficial – not only will bridal parties stop for lunch or coffee, but they are also drawn into our unique boutiques and specialty stores, many of them direct spinoffs of the bridal industry,” she said. It’s also a good opportunity to let people from outside the city explore the “new” down-
town, with the revived River Market and new developments, she notes, and to realize there’s more to the business district than bridal. “It’s definitely a benefit to be known as a destination for wedding dress shopping,” she said. Follow reporter Christina Myers on Twitter, @ChristinaMyersA.
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Art in the market mix THE LIVELY CITY JULIE MACLELLAN
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Choral chivalry onstage Saturday The future of Canadian choral singing is onstage in New Westminster this weekend. Chor Leoni Men’s Choir is presenting a special concert by its MYVoice participants. Knights and Troubadours takes to the stage at Queens Avenue United Church, 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 28. The concert brings together the 90 singers currently taking part in the MYVoice program – a special introduction to choral singing for boys and young men aged 12 to 20. They rehearse in three locations – New Westminster, Langley and Vancouver – under the direction of Carrie Tennant, Hussein Janmohamed and Kevin Zakresky. The three groups will be performing on their own, as a massed choir and in a special finale with Chor Leoni. Chor Leoni will also open the show. The concert explores all things chivalrous, with a mix of classical and popular songs as well as show tunes. Included will be a couple of numbers from Camelot, plus favourites from medieval spoofs like Robin Hood: Men in Tights, as well as Monty Python’s Search for the Holy Grail. “We’re not just knights,” said John Galvani, one of the MYVoice participants. “We’re singing, dancing and prancing knights. There’s a big difference.” Many of the boys in MYVoice have continued on singing in school and community choirs because of
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Having fun: Participants in the New Westminster MYVoice program are getting ready for a concert this Saturday, April 28. They’ll be onstage at Queens Avenue United Church at 7:30 p.m. their experience with the program. “We’ve started something really special here,” Tennant said. “MYVoice is a chance for young men to try singing for the first time. Once they realize how much they enjoy it, they will continue for the rest of their lives.” Luke McAndless-Davis, a New
Westminster teen who took part in 2011, agreed. “MYVoice changed my life,” he said. “I’m in two of my school choirs and Coastal Sound Youth Choir now. I never knew how good I could get at singing.” The concert is family-friendly and social media-friendly – Facebooking,
blogging and tweeting are welcome. (The Twitter hashtag is #MYVoice.) Queens Avenue United Church is at 529 Queens Ave. Tickets are $15 regular and for seniors, or $10 for students with GO cards. They’re available online at chorleoni.org or by phone at Brown Paper Tickets, 1-800-838-3006.
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Woman of distinction AROUND TOWN
Royal City resident is among the 71 “extraordinary nominees” for the YWCA Metro Vancouver’s 29th annual Women of Distinction Awards. Rachel Tutte is one of 10 nominees in the nonprofit and public service category. She’s a social justice activist who acts on her belief that we can contribute to a better world. “She demonstrates her passion for public health care and social equality through her work as a public sector physiotherapist, co-chair of the B.C. Health Coalition and board member and key organizer of the annual World Peace Forum TeachIn,” said a press release from the YWCA Women of Distinction Awards. “Rachel is a dedicated volunteer, mentor and educator who speaks out in support of access to quality health care for everyone so that all people in Canada have the opportunity to reach their full health potential. Rachel’s community involvement stretches wide; she is an active union member, labour council delegate and children’s sport coach.” The YWCA Women of Distinction Awards honours women whose outstanding activities and achievements contribu-
tions to the well-being and future of the community. Nominees are selected in a variety of categories, including: arts, culture and design; business and the professionals; community building; education, training and development; entrepreneurship; health, wellness and active living; non-profit and public services; science, research and innovation; environmental sustainability; young women of distinction and innovative workplace. “I have chosen to support safe and affordable housing because I am very concerned about the extreme levels of inequality and the high cost of housing in Metro Vancouver, both of which disproportionately affect disadvantaged and vulnerable families,” Tutte said in a Women of Distinction statement. “Access to decent housing and to social and economic equality are critical for good health, something I believe we all deserve.” The award recipients will be announced on May 24 at an awards dinner at the Westin Bayshore in Vancouver.
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Coun. Chuck Puchmayr was one of more than 30 visitors to the B.C. legislature on Tuesday. The visitors, who came from different B.C. communities, were introduced by their respective MLAs. All members of the delegations are either organ donors or organ recipients. “It’s a powerful event to show the power of organ donation,” said Puchmayr,
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Stress is a necessary part of being alive HEALTHWISE
DR. DAVIDICUS WONG
t one of the positive points in our lives, my childhood friend Stan said, “When I feel pain, I know I’m alive.” Stress is like that. It’s an unavoidable part of life. We all know about some distant (or not so distant) relative (usually
male) who does his best to avoid discomfort and work. He slides through (and out) of school by sleeping in, skipping out and exerting the absolute minimum of effort to just get by. He doesn’t go out of his way for anyone. He waits for others to wait on him. He waits for them to tell him what has to be done. He avoids not only exercise but sweating itself. He avoids work as much as possible, and if he manages to get a job, he’ll do the least he can to keep it. This stress-avoidance strategy ultimately fails.
The sloth causes increasing stress to all around him until no further help is available. Ultimately, he’ll face the stress of survival alone … and the void of a potential unfulfilled. Stress is essential to life. Without positive stress, we would not rise from our beds each morning. Without internal and external stresses to move forward and challenge ourselves, we would never discover new opportunities and grow. Without the stress of our everyday lives, the stress of pushing our limits, the stress of our fail-
ures and the stress of the major and minor traumas in the stories of our lives, we would never grow stronger, wiser or more compassionate. Hans Selye distinguished good stress (eustress) from bad stress (distress). Sometimes it’s not easy to tell the difference. You may dream of a stress-free life, but such a life could be boring or empty. Being a parent has been one of the biggest adventures of my life, but it has never been stress-free. Parents are charged with a tremendous responsibility
– the physical and emotional well-being of a baby, a toddler, a growing child and eventually a maturing adolescent. There are special challenges and rewards with each child and at every stage of their growth, and as a child grows, so do we. Our words – and how we deliver them – can be a source of stress. Our children need our feedback at every stage. That feedback can help them to continuously improve and grow. Too often, poorly chosen words can cause distress. We are all inter-
connected – dependent on one another in great and small ways. We can harm or help others in our actions and in our words – what we do and what we fail to do, what we say and how we say it. In the workplace, at school, in the field and at home, what type of stress do you cause others? What is your effect – positive and negative – on your partner, children, employees, co-workers and others? Being more mindful of this, what would you do differently? Dr. Davidicus Wong is a physician and writer.
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Easter 2012 just wasn’t the same for some folks accustomed to attending a vintage car parade in the Royal City. The Hyack Festival Association has organized the antique car parade in past years, but it wasn’t held this year. Owners of the vintage vehicles parked in downtown in the morning before departing along a designated route to the Easter in the Park festivities in Queen’s Park. Coun. Chuck Puchmayr said he received a call from a member of an antique car group who was disappointed that the car parade was cancelled. “I am looking at a way we can appease and support that car community,” he said. “It is part of the city and the region. I think we can get a win-win out of it. I anticipate we can get this thing back again next year.” After reviewing its services, Hyack decided not to organize the car parade, having concluded it was facilitating a parade on behalf of a third party – a car club. Puchmayr believes there may be a way to have a parade without requiring police to attend to monitor traffic and without requiring barricades and road closures along the parade route. He noted that a car parade that runs from Vancouver to Steveston
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Tradition: In years past, vintage cars participated in the antique car parade held in New Westminster on Easter Sunday. After displaying their vehicles in downtown New Westminster, car owners drove through the city to the Easter in the Queen’s Park event. doesn’t have those requirements. “They do the whole parade under the rules of the road,” he said. “It wouldn’t be part of it. They would still end up in Queen’s Park.” Puchmayr has asked staff to consider if a different model could be implemented so the Easter antique car parade can take place in the future. “They were really upset,” he said of antique car owners. Puchmayr noted there are few opportunities for people to don their
Easter bonnets and show off the cars they often work on all year long. Residents have also called him to inquire why the parade was cancelled. Mayor Wayne Wright said the city will re-evaluate the parade and see if there’s a way to hold it in the future. He noted that someone has to be willing to organize the event. “If there is people willing to do it, you will always find people willing to ride,” he said.
Lowe’s Canada is taking steps to put its name on New Westminster’s iconic festival. The Hyack Festival Association has announced that Lowe’s Canada will be the title sponsor of the New Westminster Hyack Festival, which takes place from May 18 to 27. “The addition of Lowe’s is a significant step in elevating the status of the nine-day festival,” said Douglas Smith, Hyack’s executive director. “Lowe’s has such a family atmosphere with their staff and a great willingness to give back to the community. They are a great partner for a family-oriented festival like Hyack.” The 41st Hyack Festival includes the Hyack International Parade, which features a variety of floats, bands and parade entrants on Saturday, May 26. That’s also the day the Hyack Festival Association will launch Uptown Live, a new street party in the uptown shopping district. “We have got quite a few things we are going to be announcing as we go along,” Smith said. In November 2011, Lowe’s Canada opened its first British Columbia store in Queensborough. Lowe’s now has 31 stores in B.C., Ontario, Alberta and Saskatchewan. “Since opening our first store in 2007, Lowe’s has invested well over $2 million in community relations initiatives,” said Ramona Paul, manager of the Lowe’s in Queensborough. “As new members of the community, Lowe’s is thrilled to be the title sponsor of the 41st annual Hyack Festival, an event that brings people of all ages and backgrounds together. We’re excited to be serving the community and to be involved in a program so deeply rooted in the culture of New Westminster.”
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“I knew that there were seniors that were falling through the cracks, people that were in their homes, and they needed people like us who had counselling skills and who understood that they could be exercising,” she says, “so that we could help them in the community so that they could stay longer in their homes. “That’s kind of my passion, to prevent that social isolation,” Gilchrist adds. In 2006, Gilchrist worked in a long-term care home and saw a niche in the community – therapeutic recreation. She started a department in White Rock,
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Gilchrist and her staff assess new clients at their homes and then help them with a variety of techniques including guided imagery for stress, depression or early onset dementia; progressive muscular relaxation or exercise programs. They also help the client connect with the community by acting as a liaison with community centres. In terms of exercise, Gilchrist points out that improving balance is especially important for preventing falls and injuries like hip fractures.
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She focuses on exercises that are easy to do in the home, using Thera-Bands,
light dumbbells and resistance exercises, using body weight and working against gravity, Gilchrist says.
Her company also helps the client and their family ﬁnd the support they need within the community, whether it is connecting a family with the Alzheimer’s Society or helping someone with a brain injury ﬁnd a support group, Gilchrist says. “That’s where we really come in, with families especially, helping them understand too what’s available for their wellbeing because they’re the ones who are dealing with the person at home,” she explains. “Every single client I have, I work with their family, as well.” Gilchrist is working on a pilot project, which she plans to do pro-bono, in the northeast area of Burnaby, where she lives. She’s in the process of
organizing a walking group from Burnaby Mountain Golf Course, with breakfast at Eagle Creek Restaurant – the walking group would be free, with a small fee for the meal, she explains.
“It’s a social program as well as physical,” she explains, adding she plans to make it a walker- and wheelchair-friendly jaunt in the Squint Lake area, with two therapeutic recreation specialists on hand. “I want to establish that walking group and grow it and have it be a part of Burnaby,” she adds. Gilchrist, who has a background as a personal trainer, has her diploma in therapeutic recreation and is in the process of completing her bachelor’s through Douglas College. For more information about Lifetime Leisure, go to www.lifetimeleisure.ca. — By Janaya Fuller-Evans
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Art in the Library, with photographs and paintings on display in two exhibits at the New Westminster Public Library. in the reference department, Nina Shenton presents Explorations, a show of landscapes and portraits in watercolour, oil and acrylic; and On the Ramp, Philip Lanyon is displaying a series of photographs of Vancouver and B.C. that expresses the convergence of the technical photograph with living organic space and time. The art can be viewed at any time during library hours at 716 Sixth Ave.
Codependents Anonymous, 12step program for people who want healthier, more functional relationships, 7:30 p.m., Royal Columbian Hospital, 330 East Columbia St., Neil Russell Room, third floor, Columbia Tower. Info: Sue, 604-580-8889 or CoDA info line, 604-5155585. Naranon Support Group, a 12-step program for relatives and friends of those affected by drug abuse and addiction problems. Meets every Monday evening from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at 323 Eighth St. All welcome. Info: 604-878-8844. Tillicum Toastmasters 50th anniversary meeting, to celebrate, Tillicum is holding a special meeting and would like to invite as many former members as possible to attend. If you would like to join in the fun, please email Julian Worker at email@example.com to register your interest.
◗WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25 7th annual Marché Français French Marketplace, 1:45 to 7:30 p.m. Herbert Spencer school gym, 605 Second St. Come join Canadian Parents for French as they showcase French music, delicious cuisine and French-themed items and décor. Info: Heidi Clarkson at 604-525-2631.
◗THURSDAY, APRIL 26 Canada Pension Plan and Old Age Security information session, 10 a.m. to noon, New Westminster Public Library, 716 Sixth Ave. Info: 604-5274667. The classes are cosponsored by New Westminster Public Library and Services Canada.
◗SATURDAY, APRIL 28 St. Aidan’s Church annual swap meet and bake sale, 1320 Seventh Ave. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Table rentals available for $10. Info: Lila at 604-502-0340 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Grandma’s Attic new and used sale, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the CAW hall at 326 12th St. Event put on by the Royal City Gogos. Quality collectibles, décor items, artisan crafts, African jewelry, used books, bedding plants, perennials, a service auction and tea and goodies will be among the items for sale.
◗TUESDAY, MAY 1 Royal Columbian Hospital auxiliary annual general meeting, 1 p.m. in the Neil Russell room of the hospital. Info: Barbara at 604-526-9041.
◗FRIDAY, MAY 4 Art Squared, presented by New West Artists, a three-day exhibition of 12X12 inch paintings and photographs. Exhibit is on the second floor of The River Market, 810 Quayside Dr. Opening reception from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Exhibits on display during market hours all weekend. All paintings are $100 and all photographs are $50. A secondary exhibition called Visual Verse, in which 40 poems have been interpreted visually, will run from May 4 until May 31 at www.thenetworkhub.ca, also on the second floor of the River Market.
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or email@example.com. Art Squared, presented by New West Artists, a three-day exhibition of 12X12 inch paintings and photographs. Exhibit is on the second floor of The River Market, 810 Quayside Dr. Exhibits on display during market hours all weekend. All paintings are $100 and all photographs are $50. A secondary exhibition called Visual Verse, in which 40 poems have been interpreted visually, will run from May 4 until May 31 at www.thenetworkhub.ca, also on the second floor of the River Market.
◗SUNDAY, MAY 6 New Westminster Horticultural Society Super Plant Sale, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m in the Armoury at 530 Queens Ave. Info: email sharon@newwesthortsociety. org. Art Squared, presented by New West Artists, a three-day exhibition of 12X12 inch paintings and photographs. Exhibit is on the second floor of The River Market, 810 Quayside Dr. Exhibits on display during market hours all weekend. All paintings are $100 and all photographs are $50. A secondary exhibition called Visual Verse, in which 40 poems have been interpreted visually, will run from May 4 until May 31 at www.thenetworkhub.ca, also on the second floor of the River Market.
◗ONGOING Big Sisters, seeks new volunteers. Information sessions held regularly around the Lower Mainland. Call 604-873-4525 or visit www.bigsisters.bc.ca for a listing of information sessions. Action Employment Services, an employment service for people with disabilities, offers services including needs assessment, career counselling, workshops and more, at 404-737 Carnarvon St. Info: 604-515-9525. Cerebral Palsy Association
of B.C., offers a free at-home pickup service for clothing, shoes and small household goods. Phone 604-515-9467. Single Again, welcoming men and women who are starting over after a divorce, separation or severed relationship, facilitated by a certified counsellor who has travelled that journey. Info: 604-524-8411. Al-Anon meetings, weekly, for family and friends of addicts, Thursdays at noon at Olivet Baptist Church, 613 Queens Ave. Ring the bell at the office. Seniors Services Society of New Westminster, needs volunteer drivers for the Meals on Wheels program, three hours once a week. Also seeking grocery shoppers for the groceryshopping program. Call 604520-6621 or e-mail volunteer@ seniorsservicessociety.ca, or see www.seniorsservicessociety.ca. Alzheimer Society of B.C., caregiver support group, meets in New Westminster the second Tuesday of each month, 7 to 9 p.m., call 604-298-0780. A Chinese-speaking support group meets the third Thursday of the month, 2 to 4 p.m. Info: 604-298-0711. Spoken Word Toastmasters, offers help improving communication and speaking skills, building confidence and selfesteem, meeting Thursdays at 7 p.m. at Royal Oak Community Church, 7175 Royal Oak Ave., Burnaby. Guests and new members welcome. Info: Bernie, 604-464-4415 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Unattached Singles 50 to 65, a new singles-only group covering the Burnaby-to-Mission area, offers walks and activities weekly. No fees, no meetings. Just show up Saturdays for walks and be on the e-mail list for notice of other events. Info: email@example.com. Do you have a non-profit listing to share? Send new listings or updated information by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 604-444-3460.
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Former NHL hockey star Cliff Ronning and 14-year-old son Ty had a father-and-son moment like no other. The two Burnaby Winter Club products will go down in amateur hockey history as what might be the one and only time two family members will accomplish a most unlikely triple at the Western Canadian AAA bantam hockey championships. Cliff, who retired in 2004 after a stellar 18-year career in the NHL, was in the stands to watch his son win a Canada West bantam hockey title following the Burnaby Winter Club’s 3-0 victory over the Alberta Southgate Lions on April 8. It brought back memories for Cliff, who also won a Western bantam ban“It brought my ner with the winter confidence up, club 32 years earlier what was called and I’ve learned at back then the Kelly to be a team Douglas Cup. What makes the feat leader, putting even more remarkable is that both Cliff and team first.” son Ty were the leading scorers at the tourTY RONNING nament and both were Bantam draft hopeful also singled out as the most sportsmanlike players. “It’s special,” said Ty, who has been pegged as a possible top-10 forward heading into the upcoming Western Hockey League bantam draft on May 3. “Fate took care of me. It’s pretty funny.” But there is nothing funny about the numbers Ty put up in league, provincial and Western Canadian champion Bruins this season. Ty scored 77 goals and added 76 assists in 72 games in his first season at the A1 bantam level. He also posted a mind-numbing plus109. “The word is exciting,” said Cliff. “(Ty) has a lot of things ahead of him – a lot of obstacles. But it’s fun to see all the scouts say he’s determined to succeed at what he sets his mind to.” As a small 5-7 forward when he broke into the NHL with the St. Louis Blues, Cliff knows first-hand that overcoming a size difference is a character builder for young hockey players. “I remember those moments, going through the battles. You remember that,” said Cliff, who was on the winter club team that also won the Air Canada Cup, B.C.’s first national midget hockey title.
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Father and son: Ty Ronning, left, and dad Cliff shared a most unusual hockey triple, winning a Western Canadian bantam hockey title while also leading the competition in scoring and being named most sportsmanlike player. Cliff went on to a stellar WHL career, winning Rookie of the Year in 1984, while leading the major junior league in scoring the following season as a first team all-star and MVP with a then-record 197 points with the New Westminster Bruins. Ty would like nothing more than to follow in his father’s footsteps. “I’m definitely thinking about the WHL. It’s
one of the things I’m looking for,” said Ty. Ty, who learned to roller blade before he could walk, possesses more top-end speed than his dad, said Cliff, who unlike his son was a left-handed shot. “(Ty) is a much better all-around player than I was. He’s a complete player. When I played, I just thought about ◗Bantam Page 34
Three gymnasts to Canadian nationals Briannah Tsang won her specialty and placed third all-around in the senior women’s high-performance artistic gymnastics competition at the recent B.C championships. Tsang, who trains with Flicka Gymnatics, easily won the individual vault, posting a competition-high score of 14.250. The Burnaby North Secondary student also placed second on floor exercises, third on the balance beam and fourth on uneven bars at the provincial competition held in
Richmond. Tsang garnered a total of 51.900 points. Flicka teammates Taylor Ricci and Laura-Ann Chong placed first and second, respectively, in the high-performance all-around. Two other Burnaby gymnasts both placed in the top five in the women’s open division at the B.C. championships. Tamara Kuno of Flicka placed third with a 49.750 all-around score. Kuno finished third on both the beam and bars. She was third
on the vault and tied for seventh on floor. Grade 9 Alpha Secondary student Sofia Savkovic finished in a tie for fifth place with a 49.250 total. Savkovic, who trains in Surrey, was runner-up in the individual uneven bars. She also placed fifth on vault, seventh on beam and ninth on floor. Taylor Oakley of Flicka won the event with a 51.300 total. The Canadian championships will be held in Regina from May
21 to 26. Two Burnaby siblings will take part at the Western Canadian gymnastics championships in Langley next month. Atzin San Roman and Itzia San Roman, who both train at the Vancouver Phoenix gym club, will be among 62 B.C. athletes identified through earlier team trials in Abbotsford. The Western Canadian championships will be held in Langley from May 3 to 5. – email@example.com
Two free ﬁnals for Hyack swimmer Hyack Swim Club’s Sherry Liu placed a personal-best sixth place in the women’s 800-metre freestyle at the recent Canadian Olympic swim trials in Montreal. The freestyle swimmer stroked a consistent 50-m lap time of approximately 33 seconds to finish sixth overall in 8:49.51. Savannah King of Vancouver Dolphins won the event in 8:30.79, more than three seconds behind Brittany Reimer’s national record time. Liu also placed seventh in the women’s 400m on the opening day of the competition. She was 29th overall in the 200m. Cariboo Hill Secondary student Stefan Milosevic made the B final in the men’s 400-m individual medley, placing 12th overall. The Hyack club swimmer also finished 30th in the 1,500m. Simon Fraser Aquatics club swimmer, Mariya Chekanovych, made the B finals in both women’s 100and 200-m breaststroke. Chekanovych posted a time of 2:30.96 to finish in the 11th overall spot at 200m, while clocking a 13th-fastest time of 1:10.33 in the sprint. Burnaby’s Sean Nugent also made a B final for SFA in the men’s 100-m breast, finishing in 12th place overall.
Water polo win
A combined Burnaby schools team won the recent B.C. provincial high school co-ed water polo tournament at Fleetwood Pool in Surrey. Burnaby South, Burnaby Central, Moscrop and St. Thomas More Collegiate students joined forces to knock off Archbishop Carney 6-5 in the championship final on April 15. Sever Topan and Maryann Slama led the way with two goals apiece, while Marko Pudar and Margarita Orlova added single markers for the allBurnaby team. Nabil Fani backstopped the win in goal for Burnaby. Thefour-schoolBurnaby collective went undefeated through the 20-team competition, edging the North ◗Coed Page 34
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Guards net nines in all-star ﬁnale BY TOM BERRIDGE SPORTS EDITOR firstname.lastname@example.org
Burnaby’s Alisha Roberts and Ariana Sider of New Westminster showcased their talents a final time at the annual B.C. high school basketball allstar game at the University of British Columbia Saturday. Sider led her team, coached by New Westminster Hyacks head Doug Woodward, while Roberts helped the Rob Sollero-coached unit to an 81-62 victory at UBC’s War Memorial gym. “We had a bad start, but it basically comes down to family and friends watching you, and they want to see you play,” said Woodward, who rotated his 12-person squad into the game every three min-
Tyke time: Noah Cecic, in white, digs for the ball for the Tyke 1 team at the New Westminster Salmonbellies minor lacrosse jamboreeatMoody Park Arena on Saturday. Rylan Inman-Veitch, right, supports his teammate, while Tyke 5 team member Riley Boivin, left, looks on.
utes. Sider, who has committed to Simon Fraser University next season, led the Woodward team in scoring with nine points, while Roberts matched her opposite guard with a similar point total. Roberts is off to Pepperdine University in California in September. At the Basketball B.C. Hall of Fame and awards dinner last weekend, Roberts was named runner-up to Emma Wolfram of South Kamloops for best high school girls’ player of the year. In the provincial boys’ all-star game that followed the girls’ finale, senior St. Thomas More Knights guard Denzel Laguerta potted six points for Team Hanson in a 95-85 win over Team Jakobs.
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Golfer wins zone opener Alan Tolusso of Burnaby won the B.C. Golf Association zone 4 season opener. Tolusso, a Grade 11 St. Thomas More student, won the junior tournament in a playoff with Jordan Liu of Vancouver after both golfers finished 18 holes tied for the lead with a par-72 at the Capilano Golf and Country Club on April 14. Tolusso won the playoff with a birdie on the third hole. Alex François and Lucas Gatto placed sixth and eighth, respectively.
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Shore Eagles 11-10 and a combined St. George’s team 12-8 en route to the championship final. Burnaby, including Katerina Schwab, T.J. Jones, Jenna Melton, Gareth Jones, Amanda Hass, Stewart Crombie, Mackenzie Burns, Riel Ante-Schaefer and Maria Strigoun, also easily defeated Meadowridge, Burnsview/Sands and Garibaldi in preliminary round action. – email@example.com
Columbus women on to cup semiﬁnal BY TOM BERRIDGE SPORTS EDITOR firstname.lastname@example.org
Experience prevailed over youth as Columbus FC got by the University of British Columbia in B.C. Soccer provincial women’s A Cup playdowns last weekend. Columbus got single goals from 29-year-olds Alexis Heinz and Lyndsay Sadgrove to unseat the varsity team from the Pacific Coast Soccer League in quarter-final action. New Westminster
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offence.” Ty, a Grade 9 student at Notre Dame Regional School, is also a much better student academically, currently sustaining a B average. But Ty has learned other important lessons that should help him along the way. After being dropped to the Tier 2 winter club team in his first year of bantam last season, Ty made the best of it and kept working hard. He had a similar thing happen to him earlier in peewee A before re-establishing himself on the top team following a recall for an exhibition game. It’s taught him some important character lessons about having a good work ethic, sticking to one’s goals and what it takes to be a member of a team. Defeating Cloverdale for the provincial banner and coming into the Western Canadian championships as a single unit
and not as a team of individuals were key elments in Ty’s development this season. “It brought my confidence up, and I’ve learned to be a team leader, putting team first,” said Ty, who had four goals and 11 points at the Westerns. Back in 1980, Cliff was taken by the Kamloops Blazers in a precursor to what is now the WHL bantam draft. The Blazers don’t pick until the 19th spot of the first round, so it is unlikely Ty would follow his father’s path that closely. The Kootenay Ice have the 10th pick overall, while the hometown Vancouver Giants select at No. 15. “I’d like to stay close to home, but honestly, I’d play anywhere,” said Ty. The Seattle Thunderbirds hold the first overall pick in this year’s draft. The WHL bantam draft will be held in Calgary on May 3. – email@example.com
keeper Cassie Newbrook surrendered the shutout in the final 10 minutes of play. “The game result was never in doubt as we had a few chances of our own down the stretch,” said Columbus head coach Matt Holbrook. “Columbus did a great job of ball possession.” Columbus takes on Prospect Lake, the No. 1 team on Vancouver Island, in this weekend’s semifinal. Eight-time provincial cup winner Surrey United will take on North Shore in the other semi. In the men’s A cup,
Poco FC will take on Surrey United and Delta United will face the MetroFord Wolves in an allVancouver Metro Soccer League matchup in the semifinals. In the men’s B cup, Europa FC from the Burnaby men’s league will face surprise semifinalist NVFC Campobasso, who upset defending champions Shaheen FC 2-1 in the quarter-finals. Surrey FC and Richmond Allblacks tangle in the other B semi. In master ’s soccer action, Sapperton Rovers were blanked 1-0 by the CV University of Victoria
in last week’s quarterfinals. Westside FC and Poco Castilians clash in one semifinal, while defending and Western Canada champion West Van FC and CV UVic will duke it out in the other semi. This season, Provincial Cup finals will be hosted by the Metro Women’s Soccer League at Burnaby Lake Sport Complex-West on May 12. Teams winning their respective Provincial Cup championships will represent the B.C. at the Canadian club national championships in Winnipeg from Oct. 3 to 8.
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A Real Estate Minute with Derrick Thornhill Honest answers to your real estate questions. “Derrick, My brother-in-law is a realtor, but not in New Westminster. I‘m feeling pressure to use him to sell our home. My gut tells me that’s a mistake. Am I right?” That’s a tough spot to be in. I know your brother-in-law would sincerely want you to get every dollar for your home. He probably also values your relationship more than your business. There’s a great solution. Choose an agent that specializes in your area and has earned your business, then make a request of that agent to pay a courtesy referral to your brother-in-law.
Great question. First, don’t choose your realtor based on the one that gives you the highest price. Choose the realtor that can best represent you. Once that’s done, trust your realtors advice in pricing your home. The phrase “I can always go down” has resulted in many a stale listing. Price your home as tight to its true value as possible. A Buyer may choose not to risk insulting a seller by presenting a lower than asking offer, especially if a home shows pride of ownership, even if it’s a fair offer. “You never get a second chance to make a first impression”
He will be happy too. I have done this many times. You would be surprised at the positive response I have received from the relative thanking me for getting them out of a tricky business relationship with family and potential awkward dinners for years to come. If you’re lucky you might even be able to squeeze a dinner out of him for your kind referral.
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This split level 2570 sq.ft. home features 3 bdrms up & 1 bdrm legal suite down. 4 bathrooms, laminate flooring, family room & kitchen overlooks living room. Beautiful kitchen with granite countertops. Balance of 2/5/10 warranty, no HST & appliances included. Close to school & shopping.
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Brand new 3 bdrm up & legal 2 bdrm suite down. Features include 9 ft ceilings, 4 bathrooms, granite counter tops, beautiful light fixtures. Crawl space storage. Great location close to schools & shopping.
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218 BURR STR. NOW $888.000 1907 Edwardian heritage house was moved from Queens Park & beatifully & completely RESTORED 6 years ago. The absolute BEST of OLD and NEW. " Category of Heritage Shield." 4 Bedroom 4 Bathroom plus a LEGAL one bedroom suite. FRANK BARKY MACDONALD REALTY WESTMAR
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DEVELOPMENT 1/2 ACRE 360’ of frontage. RQ5 zoning will allow (5) 4000 sq ft lots. Property has underground services & 3 sewer connections. Solid 2 level home. 202 PHILLIPS STREET
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“VIA” - YALETOWN STYLE CONDO in Queensborough-2 bedroom & den. 1144 sq fts/s appliances, gourmet kitchen. (2) parking & (1) storage locker. 288 HAMPTON STREET
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EAGLE CREST ESTATES 3 bedroom & den, 2 level corner end unit with full size double garage. Features: 2.5 bathrooms, open floor plan, s/s appliances. #39-160 PEMBINA STREET
6 MTH 4.45 4.45 4.45 4.45 3.85 4.45
1 YR 3.20 3.20 3.20 2.80 2.80 2.94
3.20 3.60 3.09 3.50 3.60 3.50 3.40 3.20 3.20 3.65 3.20 3.20 2.94 2.89
4.40 4.45 4.45 4.55 4.45 4.45 4.45 4.45 3.85
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37,620 sq ft lot corner lot. 264’ of frontage along Salter St. RQ5-zoning would permit 8-9 lots at (4000 sq ft per lot) 125 SALTER STREET
CLOSED 1ST MORTGAGES 2 YR 3 YR 4 YR 5 YR 3.55 3.95 4.64 5.44 3.55 3.95 4.64 5.44 3.29 3.95 4.39 5.44 2.90 3.00 3.20 3.39 3.35 3.40 3.59 3.44 3.15 3.19 3.25 3.59 3.35 3.54 3.79 4.04 3.55 3.95 4.64 5.44 3.95 4.45 4.99 5.44 3.15 3.19 3.25 3.49 3.55 3.95 4.64 5.44 3.95 4.35 4.89 5.44 3.55 3.95 4.64 5.44 3.55 3.99 4.64 5.44 3.55 3.95 4.64 3.55 3.55 3.95 4.64 5.44 3.89 3.99 4.39 4.99 3.55 3.95 4.64 5.44 3.55 3.95 4.64 5.44 3.09 3.19 3.49 3.49 2.90 3.19 3.20 3.29
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10 YR 6.29
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PRESENTATION CENTRE NOW OPEN 1211 Ewen Avenue, New Westminster (@ Gifford Avenue) Open daily 1 to 5pm (except Friday)
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1336 DUNCAN DRIVE BEACH GROVE
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FEATURED EMPLOYMENT Landmark Cinemas of Canada is excited to announce that we are hiring for our new Landmark Cinemas New Westminster theatre located at Plaza 88 at the New Westminster Station.
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Sun April 22, 2pm to 4pm #412-10082 132nd St, Surrey Top floor, bright, open concept, 2 BR & 2 full baths, reno’d, w/d, Walk to amens/transit. $249,000. Mala, Sutton 778-859-4458
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THOM CREEK Ranch - House for Sale By Owner. In Chilliwack’s premier retirement complex. 2090 sq ft finished plus 294 unfinished ready to model. In the top row with superb, unspoilable views of the City, mountains and way beyond. Excellent Clubhouse. Friendly neighbours $440,000 negotiable. No HST. 604-824-1892
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1 BDRM Condo in Chwk, 780sf, 55+ bldg, $88,000. (furnished) 604-219-8485 or 604-583-2510
N. WEST: 2 BR, Sunny west exp, inste W/D + 4 appls, F/P, sec prkg, locker. Rentals/Pets OK. Near skytrain/transit. $215,500. HIRA • Sutton• 604-318-9474
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www.bcforeclosures.com 5 BR home from $23,500 down $2,235/mo. 604-538-8888, Alain @ Sutton WC Realty W. Rock
7243 199 Street, Langley Beautiful 4 BR family home with legal bsmt ste, central location, $629,000. Sutton West Coast RUPE MANN 778 240-7914
Maple Ridge/ Pitt Mead.
DEVELOPMENT POTENTIAL (Maple Ridge) 5 acres w/ no water course owner occupied 2 storey home in Thornhill’s designated Urban Reserve, $1,550,000. No real estate commission. Call Inna @ 778-858-8825
Sat April 21, 2pm to 4pm 7837 120A St, Surrey Unit 123: 2BR, 2bath, $265,000. Unit 222: 3 BR, 2bath, $297,900. Reno’d T/H’s close to all amens. Mala, Sutton 778-859-4458
QUEENS PARK Heritage Home, 5 bdrms + family room, updated bthrms, custom kitchen + eating area, lrg living & dining, wood flrs thru out, 2 fireplaces, full bsmt, new roof & eaves, newer paint, garage & carport, lane access, 44 x 137 lot. $948,000. 410 5th St. Martin 604-220-2129
HOUSE ON 1/2 acre lot, rented, future developement, good investment. $695K 604-324-0655
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NANAIMO HOME FOR SALE 351 Woodhaven Dr; wonderful lake view; 3900 sq. ft. $498,000 Other homes also available. 1-800-779-4966; 1-250-802-3650; Rob Boyle, Coast Realty Group; www.HomeAndLife.ca
MISSION MULTI family 10 legal rental homes on 6.5 acres, with $92,000 net income. $1,099,000 www.saxvik.com 604-838-8692
EXCEPTIONAL LAKEVIEW Lots from $140,000. Nice trees. No time limit to build. Owner wants to retire. Will carry financing. Also: 1 spectacular 3 acre parcel $390,000. 1-250-558-7888 www.orlandoprojects.com
Out Of Town Property
3BDRM/2.5BTH 3875 Bedwell Bay Road, Waterfront Access, 1/4 dock share $999,000 Call: (604) 328-8127 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fabulous Summer Home Terrific Retirement Home Country Bed & Breakfast $537,500 USD * 2,750 sqft./ on .95 acres* * 4 Bedrooms * 3.25 Bathrooms * Oversized 2 Car Garage * Carport & Outbuilding * Drive onto Beautiful Samish Island, just North of Anacortes, Wa., to this custom Craftsman home with 25 feet of waterfront with adjacent road access. Park like setting. Two level exotic wood deck with views of Padilla Bay. Master with high ceilings, walk in closet, attached bath and solid Carerra marble surfaces. Bonus room upstairs. Extensive hardwoods, solid fir doors, walkin pantry, plenty of indoor storage, maple cabinets. For more information pls call:
Robert & Nancy Chaney, (for sale by owners) 9418 Marshall Rd, Bow, WA
− Great Location & Quiet − LANGLEY / BROOKSWOOD 2 BR single mobile, OWN lot, storage shed, 55 + Park. Pet OK. RV Parking. Maint fee $100/mo. $131,900. Agents ok. Open to Offer. By OWNER. 604-309-5974
3/4 ACRE lot on Fraser River, 8 km outside Lillooet on highway 12. Beautiful view with 90 ft. of river frontage. Drilled well. Build your dream home or cottage. 3.5 hrs from Vancouver. $89,000. Mark Rawson, Re/Max Sea to Sky R.E. Lillooet. 250-256-1898. CULTUS LAKE beautiful year round RV site grt location, low fees, all ament., $117,500. 1-604-795-9785
Sat Apr 28, 1-3pm, #18- 4426- 232nd St, Langley. Seniors Park, privacy lots of trees, newly renod 2 BR double wide, storage, large decks, air cond. 10 mins from major shopping. $46,900. 604-534-2997
★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★ Exclusive & Private Lake Shore Cottage, for all info: www.cottageonlake.ca $329,000 ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★
Okanagen/ Interior GETAWAY ON GALIANO ISLAND (Lt.27 Stewart Rd). Completely furnished home & cabin on .9 acre w/private beach, deep water mourage, $999,000. 604-802-8711. View website for more info, photos & virtual tour: www.yourlinktorealestate.ca
N. VAN: Townhouse; 5 BR, 1800sf, $479,900. Condo’s: 1 BR ocean view, concrete $344,900. 1 BR, 680sf, updated $238,900. 1 BR, 7 appls, 4 yr new $309,900. HIRA • Sutton• 604-318-9474
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10 ACRES OF OKANAGAN VIEW PROPERTY FOR SALE There are several suitable building sites on the property with spectacular views of city of Penticton, and both Lakes. Power at lot line and only 10 minutes from the full service Hospital. This beautiful property is being sold by the owner at only $299,000. Contact: email@example.com for further details, or call 250-493-5737.
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MUST SELL!!! $217,000. 200ft ocean front. Hardy Island, 10 acres, sheltered bay, deep moorage, drilled well, septic approved, 5 min ot BC Ferry term, prop/fuel delivery, cell/internet, reasonable offers only. Call Rick 604-582-6907 or 604-230-8117
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1 BR in Surrey, elev, nr transit, shopping onsite, no pets, from $670, incentives. 604-589-7040
BBY • GOV’T & LOUGHEED. 2 BR Garden Apt, fireplace, W/D Hookup, Sec prkg & entry. Extra prkg avail. Onsite Manager. By skytrain. Lease. $975. NS/NP. 604-908-6316 or 604-816-1412
COQ Austin & Blue Mnt. Bach $620, May 1. 1 BR $700, avail now. Near transit. 778-865-6696 COQ PRESTIGIOUS - WESTWOOD PLATEAU, BRAND NEW not your average apt but a luxurious 1200 sqft living space. 2 BR, 2 baths, f/p, covered patio, h/w flrs, kitchen is fully loaded with high end appls, solid granite counter tops, enste w/d, cls to shops, bu,s, schools, golf, Avail Now. $1550. 604-469-6990
NEW WEST. 1 BR & 2 BR. From $785 to $1125. Nicely upgraded building. Call 604-724-8353
NEW WEST, SYLVIA APTS. Large 1 BR’s $785; includes heat/ hot water, deluxe cable. Laundry/ storage/park’g avail. Near transit. Quiet area. NS/NP. Onsite / Owner managed • 604-521-4180 PORT COQUITLAM. Atkins Park Place. Adult oriented. Bachelor suite. Quiet building. Walking distance to bus, library, West Coast Express and shopping. $580/mo. Call 604-944-8697
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
AMBER ROCHESTOR 545 Rochester Ave, Coq
Close to Lougheed Mall, S.F.U. & Transportation. office: 604- 936-3907
401 Westview St, Coq Large Units. Near Lougheed Mall. Transportation & S.F.U.
office: 604- 939-2136 cell: 604-727-5178
ARBOUR GREENE 552 Dansey Ave, Coq
Extra Large 2 Bedrooms. Close to Lougheed Mall & S.F.U.
office: 604- 939-4903 cell: 778- 229-1358
CALYPSO COURT 1030 - 5th Ave, New West Near Transportation & Douglas College. Well Managed Building.
office: 604- 524-8174 cell: 604 354-9112 CARM-ELLE APARTMENTS
815 - 5th Ave, New West 1 BR apartments. Includes heat, h/w & cable. U/grnd prkg avail. No pets. Call 604-521-2866 or 604-619-5323
COTTONWOOD PLAZA 555 Cottonwood Ave, Coq
Large units some with 2nd bathroom or den. On bus routes, close to S.F.U. & Lougheed Mall.
office: 604- 936-1225
1010 6th Ave, New West 1 BR & 2 BR Available. Beautiful atrium with fountain. By shops, college & transit. Pets negotiable. Ref required.
CALL 604 715-7764 BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES
2232 McAllister Port Coquitlam 2 BR Apartments Available May 1
* Newly reno’d, quiet secure bldg, walk to all amenities. * Near WC Express. * Rent incls heat, hot water, fridge, stove, priv balcony & window coverings * Laundry & Storage ea floor * No pets ✔ Wheel Chair Access
604 - 941 - 7721
115 PLACE CO-OP Located in Burnaby near Lougheed Town Centre
Accepting applications for waiting list for 1 BR’s & 2 BR’s - suits couples. Very reasonable unit fees. Adult oriented high rise. Pool, exercise room & workshop. No pets. Participation mandatory, $2000 share purchase required. Enquiries to Membership Committee
Call 604- 421-1222
BBY 4 BR 2 bath family home 15th - Canada Way. $2095. Call Quay Pacific Property Mgmt Ltd for Appointment to view at 604-570-2786 Quoting code P22 N. WEST 12th St. UPPER, 2 BR, all appls, carport. Near Highgate. $1000 + utls. 604-377-9134
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Close to Lougheed Mall, all Transportation Connections, Schools & S.F.U.
office: 604- 939-8905 cell: 604- 916-0261 KING ALBERT COURT 1300 King Albert, Coq Close to Transportation, Schools & S.F.U.
office: 604-937-7343 cell: 778-829-3567
VILLA MARGARETA 320-9th St, New West
Bach & 1 BR Available. All Suites Have Balconies. Undergrd Parking Available. Refs Required. Small Pet Ok.
CALL 604 715-7764
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25 Clute St, New West Reno’d concrete high rise. 1 BR & Bach. By Royal Square Plaza, Safeway & transit. Rent incls heat, hot water, hydro, cable. 55+ bldg. Contact Ana 778-859-0798 Bayside Property 604-432-7774
ROYAL CRESCENT ESTATES
22588 Royal Crescent Ave, Maple Ridge Large units. Close to Golden Ears Bridge. Great view of River
office: 604- 463-0857 cell: 604- 375-1768
1 BR $775. 2 BR $950. 3 BR from $1150. Rent incls heat, hot water & prkg. Family Living. On site daycare available. Near Cottonwood Park, Basketball Court & Skytrain. No pets.
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
49’x171’lot, Exc investment. $888/M
LANGLEY - 4 - 20159 68th Ave, TOWNHOUSE, 3bd, bright, quiet, family end unit, garage...$1,488/M Call Kristen today (604)786-4663 www.HomeBuyingCenter.ca
601 Ewen Avenue Queensbourgh
Nice upper floor, 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, large deck off rear of property for summer BBQ’s. N/S. Small pet possible. Lease and excellent referenced a must. Flexible possession. $1350.
Al Dodimead ACD Realty 604 521-0311 View this & other properties @ www.acdrealty.com
GATED PARKING AVAILABLE New Westminster CALL 604 723-8215 BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES
OFFICE SPACE- centrally located Remodelled office space in suite in industrial park on Douglas Road. Furnished space including use of boardroom, kitchen, washrooms and entry. Suite in a secured industrial park with alarm. $450 Monthly firstname.lastname@example.org
BBY, N. Ednor Cres. Big 1 BR, incl cable, wireless ’net, utils, w/d, prkg. Female only. Near SFU, Lough’d Mall, Brentwood, transit. ns/np. $450 May 1. 604-298-3479
Coq./Poco/ Port Moody
COQ. FURN rm, incls net, cbl, utils, w/d. suits single person, N/s, N/p, $450/mo. 604-552-4423
BBY 1 BR ste $750 & 2 BR $950. 1 pkng each, sm pet ok, n/s, nr Edmonds s/train. 604-777-1767
BBY BRENTWOOD 2 BR bsmt, incls utils, w/d, n/s, n/p, $1200. May 1. 317-0608 or 617-7180
BBY, N. 2 BR. $950/mo. Also room for rent. Sh’d kitchen/bath & w/d. Ns/np. $500/mo. Both incl hydro/cbl. Immed. 604-299-3695 BBY N Holdom/Union 2 BR upper, 1800sf, w/d, d/w, lg deck, ns/ np. 1 person $1375 or 2 $1575. Incl utils. Jun 1. 778- 898-5159 BBY S. nr Highgate, 2 BR bsmnt, clean, nr amens, $900 incls hyd, N/s, N/p, May 1. 604-525-9821
COQ 1 BR glvl ste, NS/NP, like new, clean, nr Coq Centre, May 1, lg f/yd, shr’d w/d, prkg, $695/mo incls hydro, 604-941-4659
COQ. 2 BR, granite, SS appl., priv w/d, d/w, alarm, h/wd flrs. Ns/np. $995/mo. Immed. 604-937-4756 COQ 2BR 1 bath bsmt suite across from Town Centre Park. Call Quay Pacific Property Mgmt Ltd for appointment to View 604-570-2786 Quoting code T07
COQ 3121 Pattulo. 2 BR bsmt, f/bath, own w/d, all appl. $925 incl utils. 2 min to Coq Centre. Great location! Immed. 778-688-2594
COQ, Austin. Big 1 BR, priv entry & w/d, full bath. Nr bus. $765/mo incl hydro. Ns/np. 604-873-8491
COQ, N. Rd/Como Lake. Clean 1 BR. $795 incl hydro/cbl. Priv w/d. Ns/np. Near SFU. 604-936-0634
COQ WEST bright 2 BR bsmt, $1045 incls utils,w/d, alarm, prkg, immed. N/S/NP. 604-551-7831
NEW WEST, Queensborough. Clean & spac. 1 BR. $625 incl hydro. No laundry. Near bus, park, shops, schools. Avail now. N/S & N/P. 604-306-3057
COQ 2 BR townhouse, quiet family complex, no pets. 12 $940. 604-942-2277
PT MOODY, 3 BR, 1 bath, all appls, 2 prkg. Indoor pool. May 1. $1200. NS/NP. 604-469-7902
(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.
COQ CENTRE, 2 BR, own W/D, hardwood floors, alarm, patio, 2 prkg. $1100 incls utls. Small pet OK. Avail now. 778-879-5138 COQ WEST New 2 BR bsmt, n/p, n/s, $1000 incls utils & cbl, May 1. 604-937-6692, 604-727-4549
1BDRM/1BTH Large bsmt ste No Pets, N//S. Prefer long-term. May1.$850+%util 604-435-9587
TOWNHOMES Professionally managed family townhome complex on 28 acres located in beautiful Port Moody. Spacious 2 BR & 3 BR units, 5 appls, inste W/D, walk out bsmt, 1 parking. Cat friendly.
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* RENOS * Bsmt refinish * Drywall * Bath Tiles * Windows * Doors * Stairs. Call Norm 604-437-1470 *STRUCTURAL CHANGES*, framing, finishing, repairs. Professional & precise, 778-233-0559
A QUALITY CLEANING -7 days/ wk res/comm, senior discount low rate 778-998-9127 778-239-9609
A.S.B.A. ENTERPRISE. Comm/ Res. Free Est. $25/hour includes supplies. Insured. 604-723-0162
DALL’ANTONIA CONCRETE Remove Place & Finish. All Carpentry. No Job too Small. Friendly Family Run Business Serving you since 1957.
604-240-3408 CONCRETE WORK of any kind. Third generation. Call Mike at 604-945-8717 cel 604-318-3649
PATCHING, TEXTURE / smooth ceilings, plaster walls. Small jobs. 25 years exp. Call 604-671-9901
#1113 LOW COST ELECTRIC Comm/Res/Panel change Heating. Lic & Bonded. 604-522-3435
# 1167 LIC. $25 service charge. Bonded. BBB, lrg & sm jobs, expert trouble shooter. 617-1774 ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR: Exp, friendly, reliable. Specializing in replacing old nob & tube wiring. Lic.#50084. 604-725-4535 YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guar’d. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899
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A Gardener & A Gentleman Lawn, garden, tree svcs. Pruning, yard clean-up, rubbish. 319-5302
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Refinish, sanding, install, dustless Prof & Quality work 604-219-6944 INSTALLATION REFINISHING, Sanding. Free est, great prices. Satisfaction guar. 604-518-7508
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BBY HIGHGATE NEWER very clean, 2 BR grd lev, alarm, security cameras, fenced, quiet area. $1100 incls utils. Avail now. N/S & N/P. 604 522-5689
Greenworx Redevelopment Inc. Hedges, Pavers, Ponds & Walls, Returfing, Demos, Drainage, Jackhammering. Old Pools Filled in, irrigation. 604.782.4322
BBY N New 1 BR glvl ste, sound proof, f/ba, wd, $750/mo incl util/ cbl, n/p, n/s, Now, 604 708-1010
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West Coast Cedar Installations New or repaired outdoor cedar ★ specialists since 1991 ★ 604-270-2358 or 604-788-6458
EZ CLEANING. Bonded/insured. $20/hour. Vancouver, Richmond, Burnaby/N. West. 604-505-0108
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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.
BBY, E. Newer 1 BR, priv entry. $700/mo inclds hydro. Ns/np, no w/d. May 1. Refs. 604-521-1366
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NEW WEST 2 BR Penthouse, nr all amens, laundry facils, inste f/p, NS/NP. $940/mo. 604-783-6003
Able Boys Landscaping Ltd. bobcat, turf, cedar fence, paving stones, ashphalt 604-377-3107
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Constructive Landscaping Stonework.paving stones, Cedar decks/fences, Pergola’s. Call Danny 604-250-7824 www.constructivelandscaping.com
Moving & Storage
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Over 10 yrs. Exp. • Licenced & Insured • Professional Piano Movers
$35/HOUR PER PERSON • 24/7 Abe Moving & Delivery and Rubbish Removal. 604-999-6020
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$59/HR Lic’d/Ins. Exp & friendly Clogged drains, plumbing, small jobs OK! Call 24/7! 604-805-2488
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PLUMBER • Reno’s •Rough-ins •Fixtures •H/W Tanks •Gas •Service. ★ 778-227-1119
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Renovations & Home Improvement
NAHANEE MOVING.COM Family Owned. Evening moves available. Bonded, Insured. Non Smoking, Free Est. 604-782-3973
Oil Tank Removal
TANKTECH Certified Oil Tank Removal & Remediation Specialists. res/com. Free est. 604-328-1234
ALLQUEST PAINTING Quality Work You Can Trust! Interior & Exterior ★ UNBEATABLE PRICES ★ Free Est. / Written Guarantee
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• New Construction • Re-paint Interior / Exterior We Provide the High-End Quality! WCB Insured • Free Estimates Call Henry
CONFIDENT PAINTING LTD Int/Ext Specialist 20 yr exp. Reas rates, quality. Licensed, Ins, WCB
Jean-Guy 604-626-1975 ★ QUAYSIDE PAINTING ★ 3 rooms $250.00 (604) 727-0043
ALLEN ASPHALT concrete, brick, drains, foundations, walls, membranes 604-618-2304/ 820-2187
METRO BLACKTOP CO. LTD Custom work for Driveways & new lane Aprons. Repairs/resurfacing. Call Gino 604-657-9936
ALLQUEST PAINTING Quality Work You Can Trust! 778 997-9582 Complete Bathroom Reno’s Suites, Kitchens,Tiling, Skylights, Windows, Doors. 604-521-1567
BEN’S RUBBISH REMOVAL
Yard clean up + hedge trimming. Bby/NW areas. 778-859-8760 DISPOSAL BINS: All bins are $199 + dump fees. 604-306-8599 www.disposalking.com RUBBISH REMOVAL Reasonable Rates, Free Est. Call Gary 604-897-3614
Collectibles & Classics
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FAIRWAY PAINTING 604 729-1234
$ SAVE YOUR DOLLARS $ Bath, Kitchen, Suites & More renorite.com 778-317-1256
1966 CHEV PU V8 – 4 spd. collector plates, interior like new. $6,500 604-796-2866
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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
2001 CHEV cavalier, 2dr auto, low k, clean, reliable, best offer, must sell, Sth Van 604-828-7474
1968 THUNDERBIRD 429 quadra jet, 2 dr cpe, reblt mtr, new brakes &lines & paint, $9,500 604-376-8363
1969 FORD Falcon Futura 302 auto, fully restored, immac paint & body, numerous high performance options. $13,500. Photos at www.photobucket.com/69falcon Call 604-307-0201
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Sports & Imports
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1992 SAAB 9000, 4 cyl, auto, loaded, runs great, affordable luxry, $2400, obo, 604-984-4490 1994 PONTIAC Trans Am GT red with grey int., well maint., lady driven $4800. Serious inquires only. Ph 604-997-2583
2010 KAWASAKI Vulcan 900 custom, 5200km, mint, extras, wrty. $7000, 604 556-8862
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1995 BMW 328I Convertible, 88,000kms, leather int, new tires/ brakes, $7,999. 604 536-4293
2008 CADILLAC Escalade EXT $39,888. (604) 626-4548 www.bypassautosales.ca #30576
1987 ROLLS Royce S. Spirit Beautiful cond. 96k, all records, local Carter car, 24yrs one owner. $26,500 obo 604-644-6061. 1990 BENTLEY Mulsane 4 Dr Sedan, leather upholstery. Like New. ONLY 42,000 kms, $25,000 obo. Lgly. Ralph 778-988-2055
1996 BENTLEY, 1 owner, only 73,000 km, just serviced, collector plates, immac. $31,800. 604-987-3876. D#24627
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1982 EXCALIBUR Phaeton Totally done! The best in North America. $69,000. 604-240-9098
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1995 MERCEDES E320 Cabriolet Exc cond; local, 109K, NO accid. $15,800 Rare 778-773-1398
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1981 LINCOLN Town car, signature series, stock, collector plates, $5000 obo 604-792-6367
NORTH WEST ROOFING Re-Roofing & Repair. WCB & liability insur. Jag, 778-892-1530
LICENSED PLUMBER & Gasfitter. BBQs, ranges, etc. Repairs, renos. VISA ok. 604-830-6617
Samra Bros. Roofing Ltd. 40 yrs+ Cedar / Fiberglass / Torch On Free Estimates. 604-946-4333
1995 FORD Mustang convertible, new top, Aircared, V6, auto, good cond $3200. 604-984-7574
1995 FERRARI F355 GTB. Meticulously cared for. Canadian car. Recent full engine out service, new clutch and release bearing, Tubi exhaust, Hyperflow cats, wheel spacers. Drives and looks perfect! A must see! $54,900. Call 778-834-6069
AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash paid for full sized vehicles. 604-518-3673 ★ FREE TOWING ★ up to $500 CASH Today!
2005 ASTON Martin DB9. 'James Bond style car!' Silver metallic. 23,000 km. 6.0, V12, 450 hp. New tires. 1 owner. You deserve the best! $87,980. 604-781-7614.
2011 HYUNDAI ACCENT GL 4 dr, loaded. 25,500 km. $11,795. Exc cond. 1-604-793-5520 (5961) 2011 HYUNDAI ACCENT GL 4 dr, loaded. 25,500 km. $11,795. Exc cond. 1-604-793-5520 (5961)
2007 Honda Accord Sdn Auto, 69,400kms, V6, sunroof, great condition, no accidents $16,990. (604) 603-4015
2000 PONTIAC Montana, 7 pass, good cond, 138,000 km, $3,500 obo 604-987-2691
Services & Repairs 1996 MAZDA Precidia MX-3, std, 181K, exc cond, air cared. $1650 obo. (Richmond) 778-881-6478
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2003 MAZDA Prote´ge´ 5, 5 spd, 140K km, new water pump, timing belt & front wheel bearings, sunroof, pwr windows, locks, cruise, nice cond. $7,700. 778-227-2010
1990 TOYOTA Tacoma, V6, k/cab, 5 spd manual, 100 k, (37k towed behind RV) front towbar, Leer canopy, records, pristine, must see. $5500 604-922-8814
2009 DODGE p/u 150 hemi SLT, loaded, matching canopy, rhino lined, show room cond. 8,000 org km ’s, $25,000. 1-604-613-3727 1-604-796-9060
2002 Toyota Sequoia Automatic 305,000 kms 1 owner, top condition, all records, new Michelins. $13,900 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
CHEVY UPLANDER 2005. V-6, auto, 7 pass., grey, A/C, power locks & windows, cruise, tilt, 93K km. Runs very well. $6,400. 604-241-2530 or 604-375-2570
2005 HUNTER 33 Sailboat, $95,900. Moored @ Point Roberts. Call Greg 778-686-5299
1996 ITASCA Class A M/H 28ft, new awning, exc cond. 100,000 kms. $16,000 obo. 604-574-3141 2005 AUDI S4. Quattro (AWD). 102,000 km. Blk leather. Incl 2 set of wheels & tires. 6 speed. Power everything! Exc cond. $19,500. Call/text Rick @ 778-847-2975.
Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks
1990 GMC Suburban. 4 WD, underdrive, blue, well kept. New Bluetooth. $6,000. 604-584-0324
2002 WINDSTAR (Ford) 137 kms, good cond., $4300. 604-845-4766 after 4pm or all day wkends
■ all equipment included ■ Ready to operate ■ Established business
Serious Inquiries only Call OWNER 604-612-5536 for further information.
1985 DODGE tradesman van standup & walk in van, offers to $ 2 , 0 0 0. 60 4 - 9 8 5- 5 1 4 4 lv e message pls.
1995 SUBARU Legacy wagon good run cond 242,000 k, s/roof, $2600. 604-985-8495 eves pls.
1997 WILDERNESS 22ft, good cond, sleeps 5, fridge/freezer. $5,500 obo. Tony 604-464-1072 2000 FORD Travelaire Mtrhome Superduty, 25ft, 125,000kms, exc cond, $16,000obo. 604-531-2109 2008 SPORTSMEN 28’ 5th wheel, all equip’d, spotless. Reduced $19,900. 604-230-2728
2006 HYUNDAI TIBURON SE. 103K km. Leather, mint, sunroof, a/c, CD, alarm. 2.0 L, 4 cyl. No accid. $10,900. 604-839-6253
2006 VW Golf 4-door, 2.0L auto, 77,000 km, books/records, as new. $10,800. 604-987-3876. D24627
2000 FORD Explorer 4x4, fully loaded, 150K, exc cond, white, air cared. $3,750. 604-218-8499 1997 PORSCHE 911 C2S Wide body. Silver on black. Last of the air cooled, hand built 911’s. Tiptronic. Mint cond. Many extras! 117K km. $36,999. 604-630-2500
1995 MAZDA 626, 4 dr, 209K, good cond, a/cared to 2013, $1375 obo, 778-387-9034 (Rich)
1988 CHEV 20 work van, 3/4 ton, Aircared, original owner, good r u n n in g o r d e r $ 2 7 5 0 o b o 604-986-2430 email@example.com
Gary, 604-897-3614 1999 BENTLEY Arnage Stunning sapphire on cream interior. Quick 4.4L twin turbo. Non smoker, No accidents. Mint. Looks new! $54,900. Call 604-889-2525
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J & L Tri City Truck Services Ltd. 2320 Rogers Avenue Coquitlam. Service & Repairs on all Makes of Heavy Duty Trucks & Trailers. Licenced Mechanics 604 544-1115 or 778 836-2119
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2007 BMW 525I, black, loaded, leather, sunroof, very clean, 122K, $24,900. 604-999-4097
2006 LINCOLN LS, 1 owner 26,000K, garage kept, immac, loaded, dark wine colour ext, blk leather int, $18,500 + HST. Call 604 584-4704 or 778 228-2721
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POINT GREY ROOFING Commercial/Residential Est. 1946 .. We do good work!! Call 604-379-2641
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2003 CHEVY Cavalier. Only 59,600 kms!! 2 door, 5spd, 2.2L ecotech engine; runs perfect! Has remote start and CD player. Very clean car - inside & out. Excellent on gas and very reliable! Aircared with no accidents. Asking $5300 obo. 604-999-4098
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$35/HOUR PER PERSON • 24/7 Abe Moving & Delivery and Rubbish Removal. 604-999-6020
A-LOCAL MOVERS. No job too small! Furniture assembly avail. Delivery & pick-up. 604-307-8603 AMI MOVING ★ 5 ton cube. Starting at $49/hour. Local & long distances. 24/7 ★ 604-617-8620
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2007 PT CRUISER. Hot deal! Auto, low kms, very clean. Cream exterior, grey interior. A/C. Mag wheels. Spoiler. Aircared. Rear wiper. $6,795 obo. 778-242-2018
2008 HONDA Civic, 4 dr, silver, auto, 60,000kms, excl cond, fully loaded, $11,500. 604 518-3166
2002 GMC Adventurer. Great camping with snowbird option! 106,000 kms Excellent 20’ motorhome. Sleeps 4, with oven, microwave, fridge & new stereo system. Low km, little used. $20,000. (604) 833-4537
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1995 SEA Breeze 31 (Class A) Fully equipped, exc. cond., tow car avail $22,500 obo 604-746-5898'
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