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alk about a midlife change. Former Ottawa Police staff sergeant Dwayne Raymond spent more than For a video 20 years as a police officer, and much of that scan time was spent perfecting his skills in forenwith sic identification. Layar But when his family decided to move across the country in 2009 to the Lower Mainland, Raymond was forced to make a drastic career change. “It was a big decision,” he told The Record. “I was having a great career there (in Ottawa), it’s a great place to work; a good department, a big department. At the time, I was a staff sergeant in charge of a 29-member forensic secCAYLEY DOBIE tion.” The move, however, turned out to be an exciting one, despite the hard work it required of Raymond. When a police officer moves from one city to another, they don’t get to keep the rank they’ve earned working for a municipal department. So when Raymond left the Ottawa Police he lost his rank of staff sergeant, which meant that when he was hired with the New Westminster Police Department Photo by Cayley Dobie/THE RECORD he started from the bottom, as a constable. “It’s daunting, especially after that amount Fine fingerprint work: Acting Sgt. Dwayne Raymond dusts a beer bottle for prints. Raymond came to the department in 2009 and has been helping develop the forensic section since of time,” he said. “But the one thing I’ve 2010, when he was appointed acting sergeant. never been afraid of is to try new things. … So starting over again, I just took it as a challenge, and it went very well.” previous crimes, their fingerprints will come when he took over he made some immediate Raymond spent seven months on patrol, back with a match. Otherwise Raymond must changes to develop the small section. but in 2010 he was called upon to help New wait to get a fingerprint of a suspect. “Trying to do more with the bodies that West’s busy forensic identification section. The fingerprint analysis process is a slow we had at the time, … trying to attend more Raymond was transferred in on a temporary one, Raymond said. calls, to do more at the calls, to attend calls basis, and he’s never left. It requires a physical comparison be done that they weren’t attending previously,” he “That went very well and they (the depart- said. and then, when the officer confirms a match, ment) decided to keep me up here,” he said. they are required to testify in court. By involving itself in more cases within “In the beginning of 2011, they made me an “We follow very strict processes because the department, Raymond felt the forensic acting sergeant and put me … if you identify somebody and give your section could gain a better in charge of the section, and opinion that that is that person, you’re saying understanding of who was that’s sort of the position I’ve that that person did that crime,” he said. committing crime in New “I often equate it to been in ever since.” There can be no mistakes, the officer must Westminster, thus beginning As the acting sergeant of be certain of their identification, Raymond doing puzzles. It’s a to track crime trends and ultithe forensics section, Raymond added. mately aiding in the arrest of challenge. It’s very is in charge of two full-time DNA is very similar to fingerprinting criminals. officers, a third in training, The forensic section employs except every person only has one DNA prominute, detailed and he has hopes the departfile, making it slightly easier to pin down a two methods to identify crimiwork that requires ment will soon approve a perpetrator, but that doesn’t mean it’s easier, nals, DNA and fingerprints. fourth. This section is defiRaymond said. While it may seem old-fashskill to be good at, nitely a much smaller version “I think the expectations of forensic secioned, and definitely not up but you have to be of what he was used to work tions, overall, have gone up simply because to CSI’s dramatic standards, with in Ottawa, but it’s just as meticulous about of the media relating to forensics,” he said. fingerprinting is his preferred capable, Raymond said. Television shows like CSI have changed method to identify a perpetrawhat you’re doing.” tor, Raymond said. “When I came here, I saw the way officers process evidence and have an opportunity to take a secincreased expectations simply because their “It’s a fantastic tool for tion that I felt was underused DWAYNE RAYMOND work is so public. Those shows also have policing,” he said. “I often Acting Sgt., New West forensics equate it to doing puzzles. It’s and probably not doing as a very condensed time frame and the real much as they could be doing forensic process takes much, much longer, a challenge. It’s very minute, within the community and detailed work that requires skill Raymond added. try and make it a better section. Something As forensic officers attend more and more to be good at, but you have to be meticulous that was more of an (integral) and invaluable crime scenes, the New Westminster section about what you’re doing.” partner within the department,” he said. continues to be very busy, which makes The fingerprints Raymond and his team Having spent seven months on the front Raymond really proud of the work he and his collect are sent for comparison to B.C. line as a patrol officer in New Westminster, team are doing to reduce crime in the city. Automated Fingerprint Identification System Raymond had seen the work of the forensic “We’re only on the cusp, I think, of doing (AFIS) or the national database also known as section from the outside. He felt the team what we’re capable of doing,” he said. AFIS. If the perpetrator of the crime they’re could be doing more to help solve crimes, so cdobie@royalcityrecord.com investigating has already been processed for

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tors submitted motions to be considered at a special general meeting on Oct. 22, with each side calling for the removal of memDespite months of internal squabbling bers on the other side of the debate. After and city intervention, a trio of new direc- five Hyack board directors resigned on the tors recently joined the embattled Hyack morning of the Oct. 22 meeting, the Hyack Festival Association. executive cancelled the special general The three new directors are Don meeting and held a board meeting, where Swindells, Brenda Adam and David they filled in vacancies with new board MacGrotty, according to a members. Although Hyack’s press release. (Ken McIntosh, president cancelled the Oct. 22 who was appointed a direcspecial general meeting, about tor just last month, resigned to 25 people attended the venue avoid any conceivable conflict and voted to remove three of interest for his wife, Coun. executives – including Palmer Betty McIntosh.) – from the board. “We now have a board of The most recent meeting to loyal, respected and dedicated fill these three seats was held professionals whose collective on Nov. 5, according to the mandate is to stabilize and press release. energize the Hyack Festival In response to the ongoing Association. Having survived drama, city council approved an attempted hostile takeover four recommendations conby dissident board members cerning the embattled organiwith suspect agendas, we opted Gavin Palmer zation: to request all financial for a blended board of persons Standing firm records and procedures from with significant past experithe organization so it can conence and those who offer fresh duct an independent audit; ideas,” Hyack president Gavin Palmer to contact the registrar of B.C. Societies said in the release. to investigate the conduct of the Hyack The new appointments are “critical to Festival Association; to administer this have a board capable of retaining Hyack’s year’s Santa Claus Parade and other events importance in the City of New Westminster remaining in the association’s 2013 grantand charting a new vibrant future,” he ing process; and to suspend any future said. funding to the association until these govThe ongoing dust-up at Hyack started ernance matters are resolved to the satisin July, when four Hyack executive mem- faction of the city. bers fired executive director Douglas Smith Jan Gibson, the city’s acting director of without getting approval from the board legislative services, told The Record the city of directors. The board rehired Smith, who has sent a letter to the registrar of societies, later left and received a wrongful dismiss- but has not yet received a response. The al settlement. city is actively planning the Santa Claus The two factions of the board of direc- Parade. BY NIKI HOPE REPORTER


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When compassion reaches across oceans The scale of destruction is virtually media. With so much death and destrucincomprehensible. A typhoon that levtion surrounding them, the survivors are elled concrete buildings in a country struggling to find clean water and food. The Filipino people have made good where citizens largely live in thin-walled shelters. friends and allies not just in this city, but worldwide. Their When the typhoon Haiyan calls for help are being met by swept through the Philippines, THE RECORD organizations and individuals it shattered buildings and eager to provide whatever they lives – entire families and their need. sources of income. To say that the counHere in New West, Salve Dayao, who try needs our help is an understatement. owns Java Jazz Café on Sixth Street, One couldn’t help but be deeply touched immediately started raising funds and, by the cries for food and water and aid with her friends and family, brought in from Filipino individuals beseeching the

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more than $20,000. Another $10,000 was raised when Global TV broadcast the fundraiser. More fundraisers are being planned (go to royalcityrecord.com for updates), and the Canadian government has pledged to match individual donations up to $100,000. The Philippines and its people will need a lot of help, for a long time. Sadly, disaster relief contributions ramp up at the time of a disaster but decrease as media coverage and interest wanes. We only have to recall the Haitian earth-

quake to be reminded that rebuilding from cataclysmic disasters takes incredible long-term management and generosity. Scam artists prey on both the compassionate and the needy after such disasters, making it even harder for honest non-government agencies to raise funds. We urge folks to give what they can to help those impacted by the disaster. We hope that here in New Westminster we will never be faced with a disaster of such proportions. But, if we are, we also hope that the world would hear our pleas for help.

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ho knew? Count ’em all actually choose to bite off someup, and B.C. has 1,660 thing contentious, chances are it elected officials sitting will still need Victoria’s stamp of on 250 local councils and school approval. boards across the province. That Metro Vancouver wants to works out to one for every 2,000 burn a cool half-billion dollars registered voters. on a new garbage incinerator, It’s also a lot of paycheques. but they’ll need Victoria’s A-OK Some of the lucky ones get to before striking the match. In fact, collect two paycheques, if they they need it just to put a prohappen to be chosen to sit on posed solid waste management a regional district, bylaw into effect. the two biggies of The folks at the course being Metro Capital Regional District DERMOD TRAVIS Vancouver and the are being called upon to Capital Regional make all the politically District. smelly decisions regarding a new According to their websites, sewage treatment plant, while “Metro Vancouver delivers the purse strings remain tightly regional services, planning and controlled over at the offices of political leadership on behalf of Partnerships B.C. The federal and 24 local authorities” and “the provincial governments called it Capital Regional District is the a condition of funding. Cynics regional government for the 13 might have another expression municipalities and three elecfor it. toral areas that are located on So if it’s all mostly show, the southern tip of Vancouver imagine how local taxpayIsland.” ers must feel. Voters don’t get That’s 40 communities with a to choose their district reprecombined population of 2.7 milsentatives, local councils do. The lion, or a little more than 60 per power of the ballot box is far cent of B.C.’s total population, removed from the daily goingseach elbowing the other for politon at the two regional districts. ical space within the two districts. That’s why it’s far easier to (The City of Toronto is home to vote to try and place a sewage 2.8 million residents.) sludge treatment facility in somePractically speaking, though, one else’s backyard as the Capital neither Metro Vancouver or the Regional District sewage commitCapital Regional District have tee wanted to do earlier this year, much in the way of real authorif you don’t have to face those ity despite their lofty mission voters yourself. statements, because Big Brother But even though the regional is never really far behind. Think districts aren’t exactly omnipodebating clubs with privileges. tent, sitting on one does make Should one of the districts ◗Region Page 7

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Symphony is a Royal City gem Dear Editor:

It has been said that music soothes the savage beast and, as American composer Oscar Hammerstein is quoted in the musical Oklahoma, “All the sounds of the earth are like music.” Those who did not attend last Sunday’s classical concert at the Massey with our very own symphony missed a most enjoyable and wonderful performance. I have never heard a better performance, as all sections of the symphony seemed to outdo themselves, as did, in my opinion, the conducting of Jack Jin Zhang. I write this letter because our symphony, which we are so fortunate to have in our community, is an inspiration and a joy which we need to take advantage of and support. With dwindling grants from governments for the arts, the symphony, which in the spring of 2015 will

have its 100th birthday, needs funds to survive. But in spite of that, and to the credit of the executive and the players, who receive no remuneration, they reach out to the community so that all can attend concerts on the basis of paying what they can afford – by voluntary donation. I know of no other entertainment that is so professional, uplifting, enjoyable and affordable. So put this date down on your calendar: Friday, Dec. 6, at 7:30 p.m. at the Massey. It will be another wonderful performance, the 14th Christmas Nutcracker dance concert with the Richmond Academy of Dance. There is lots of free parking. Bill Zander, New Westminster

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For far too long I had believed that Keith Baldrey ◗Baldrey Page 7

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Baldrey got it right on ◗ continued from page 6

had missed his date with destiny, but I am beginning to think that he has now, finally, found his pace. It used to be that he would approach sensitive issues in a kind of crabwalk, like so many others in the media. But his opinion piece in the Nov. 13 edition (Funding talk, not action, for youth) is one of his most straightforward ever. Discussing the latest report by Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond regarding the misappropriation of funds for services for aboriginal youth, he excels in explaining the “disconnected relationship between governments of various levels and First Nations” and the “political cautiousness (that is) ingrained in the relationship.” He goes on to note that “First Nations must share in the responsibility for this situation.” He continues to brashly note

that “in many instances there is a complete failure of leadership among their leaders.” There now; that wasn’t so hard, was it? May God replenish his inkwell! Larry Bennett, Burnaby

Don’t panic about Thrifty’s

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Re: What will replace Thrifty’s?, The Record, Oct 25. As much as I regret the closing of Thrifty’s in Sapperton, let’s not panic. Does anybody know what Sobey’s will be doing with the three Safeways in New Westminster? I suspect they will be re-liveried as Thrifty’s. We will lose one Thrifty’s in Sapperton and gain three in the rest of New Westminster. An acknowledged loss for Sapperton but necessarily for New Westminster overall. Ed Sadowski, New Westminster

Region: How can we cut the costs of so many municipalities? ◗ continued from page 6

balancing the family budget a little easier. Last year, councillors and mayors from the Lower Mainland who were among the lucky few to be chosen as Metro Vancouver directors collectively took home $870,000 in stipends plus $61,000 in expenses; and all of it on top of their local council salaries. Christmas even came early for them. Last month, Metro Vancouver awarded its directors a 2.3 per cent pay increase retroactive to the beginning of 2013; despite the fact that there were no reports of directors panhandling to make ends meet during the year.

For a Metro Vancouver director that means $354 for every regional district meeting that is wrapped up within four hours or $88.50 per hour. God forbid the meeting should run over four hours because then the fee doubles. For directors with additional responsibilities or titles, it can bring a whole new meaning to twoincome households. The mayors of Burnaby, New Westminster, Richmond and the district of North Vancouver all took home at least $26,500 from their gigs at Metro Vancouver last year, and that’s on top of the average $105,000 that they were

each paid by their respective communities. And for Metro Vancouver’s top dog, Greg Moore, it means an extra $70,865 from Metro Vancouver over and above his $85,418 salary as mayor of Port Coquitlam. All nice work if you can get it, but likely not the most ideal model for regional governance in 2013. Two megacities isn’t the answer, but maybe 40 communities is no longer appropriate. And it’s time for the provincial government to step up and show some leadership on the issue. Dermod Travis is the executive director of IntegrityBC.

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A08 •Friday, November 15, 2013 • The Record

City concerned over plans for fourth tower BY THERESA MCMANUS REPORTER tmcmanus@royalcityrecord.com

A 40-storey tower filled with bachelor and one-bedroom suites isn’t being welcomed with open arms by city council. New Westminster city council has directed staff to continue working with the developer of the Plaza 88 development to try and resolve some of the city’s outstanding concerns and to report back to council before the project proceeds to the public consultation stage. A 40-storey mixed-use commercial and residential tower with 500 residential units is being proposed at 900 Carnarvon St. City council has voiced a number of concerns about the current proposal, including the height of the building, the number of residential units, the breakdown of the rental units (235 studio suites and 265 one-bedroom units) and the provision of several levels of abovegrade parking. “The whole thing is problematic for me,” said Coun. Bill Harper. “I can’t see myself supporting this.” Harper believes a better mix of suite sizes is required to meet community needs in the years to come. Coun. Betty McIntosh said she has “great difficulty” with the small suites

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Sky high: Plans for a fourth tower at the Plaza 88 development are raising concerns at the council table. being proposed in the building, including some that are only 312 square feet. She said the developer needs to hear about the city’s future housing needs. “I think the developer needs to understand what the demographics of this community are,” she said. Coun. Jonathan Cote supports the provision of market rental housing that is being proposed in the building, but also expressed concern that it would only contain studio and one-bedroom suites. “We are building a neighbourhood here,” he said. “There has to be a balance.” Graham McGarva, a founding principal at VIA Architecture, told council that the low interest rates are what makes it feasible

for rental buildings to be built at this time. Tom Lancaster, a planner at VIA Architecture, said an “iconic” signature building is being proposed as the fourth building in the Plaza 88 development. In addition to the residential and commercial spaces, he said the site would include a large amount of open space. “We far exceed the required open space contribution required for this tower,” he said. Responding to concerns about the provision of studio and one-bedroom units, Lancaster said the building doesn’t stand alone but is one of four towers at the site. He said a lot of the twobedroom units in the first three towers aren’t selling as well as smaller units.

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fundraiser for Friday, Nov. 22, but details weren’t finalized at The Record’s press time. “It’s going to be huge. I am inviting musicians there,” said Dayao, who along with husband Ed is a professional musician. “We are also doing another telethon.” Dayao has spoken to family members in the Philippines, who weren’t directly impacted by the typhoon but have been

impacted by the slow pace of goods arriving because of road closures. The City of New Westminster has had a sister city relationship with Quezon City since 1991. “We are still gathering more information about what is going on,” Mayor Wayne Wright told The Record. “Quezon City has not been affected to the best of my knowledge.” See an extended version of this story at www.royalcityrecord.com.

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City students rank high on compassion survey A CLASS ACT NIKI HOPE

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indergarten students in New Westminster are at or above the provincial average when it comes to the development of positive human qualities, such as compassion and kindness, according to a recent study. The district participated in a survey contacted by the Human Early Learning Partnership at UBC and the Dalai Lama Center. The survey assessed children’s development of social and emotional skills, called a “Heart Mind Index,” to accomplish the goal, said

a staff report. The overall results were broken down neighbourhood by neighbourhood. “This is the heart of what we do,” superintendent John Woudzia said when the report was presented at a recent board of education meeting. “It really warms my heart to see how we are doing when compared to the province.” Sandra Pace, the district’s director of instruction, noted that the survey is focused on “life skills that help children later in life.” The Heart Mind Index uses questions from the Early Development Instrument survey of all kindergarten children, which is administered by the team at UBC, to assess students. The five areas in the Heart Mind Index are: gets

along with others; compassionate and kind; solves problems peacefully; secure and calm; and alert and engaged. The term heartmind refers to a balanced focus on the mind and the heart, the reports states. To see the report, visit the school district’s website at district.sd40.bc.ca, click on Board of Education, click on Board Meetings and search for the Nov. 5 committee meeting agenda.

Learning about literacy

New Westminster’s MLA is learning about literacy.

Judy Darcy recently attended a meeting of the Literacy New Westminster task group. The group meets each month to find ways to enhance the literacy levels of residents. At the meeting, Darcy learned about the variety of literacy programs and needs in the community, according to a media release. Kylie Vallee shared with Darcy about the reading flash mobs she helped organize this summer. “We visited local parks, spread out blankets and books and invited families to spend some time reading with us. It was so reward-

ing to see parents and children happily looking through the books together,” she said in the release. “Everyone got to take some books home to keep.” She was especially touched when she learned that some of the families who received books were struggling financially and were unable to buy books for their children, the release notes. The literacy task group works on a number of community programs, including distributing books to low-income families and hosting Money Skills workshops. It’s also planning to offer a Foodsafe course for

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people with low-literacy skills. The group is also planning a number of events for Family Literacy Day in January. “Everyday in our constituency office, I see how much literacy matters to people in New Westminster – to people trying to find work, to students in our schools, to seniors navigating the health-care system,” Darcy said in the release, where she also noted the “wonderful work” Literacy New Westminster is doing. To learn more about the group, contact Dawn Livera at literacynewwest@ fsgv.ca.


A10 • Friday, November 15, 2013 • The Record

Mayor considering fourth run at city hall

take much for people to know what I stand for,” he said. “It’s obviously a decision you have to weigh up and say, is there a chance the city is going to go sideways or is there Never say never. That could be the motto of Mayor Wayne a lot of these things I think are important Wright, who once said the 2011 municipal are going to be put to the side.” Wright expects he’ll make his final decielection campaign would be his last. Now, the three-term mayor is pondering another sion by June of 2014, which will coincide with the opening of Anvil Centre. run for the mayor’s seat. “At that time, if I think there is someWright said he’s been asked by a number of people to state his intentions for the body I think would be a terrific mayor, I’d Nov. 15, 2014 municipal election. As long support him,” he said. While Anvil Centre will be done by next as he has the energy and his family is in agreement, he may decide to take another summer, Wright knows there’s no lack of work to be done. He cites surrun. plus land sales, development in “That’s my conundrum. That’s Sapperton and Queensborough the problem. I have a personal life are some of the ongoing issues to and then I have what I consider be tackled by the city my duties for the city,” he told The “There are some biggies,” Record. “What I don’t want to do he said. “There are a couple of is hurt that. I am being honest and things that haven’t gone my way saying I can’t make a decision yet, that I’d like to revisit them. One but I will work my butt off and of them is what is happening in bring things forward that I know Queensborough with those conthere will be enough work that tainers. I hate that. That’s not nobody is going to be able to stop Wayne Wright right. We shouldn’t have done it or do the wrong thing.” it.” Wright said he has great respect mayor A site in Queensborough has for the city and wants to keep it generated complaints because shipping moving forward in a positive direction. “We’ve got quite capable people here,” containers have been stacked more than he said. “We’ve got great staff. Everybody 30 feet high. While it’s hard to make a decision about knows where we are going and how we are going. That’s different than in the his political future because he loves the work of a mayor, Wright said he hasn’t past.” Wright said there’s an “unending” heard any rumblings from council peers number of jobs to do but there will always who may be jockeying for the top seat in city hall. be unfinished business to tend to. “None of the councillors have ever said “You have to see when is the best time, is it the right people. I will know. I want to anything to me,” he said. “For me personsee who else is going to run. If I don’t agree ally, I look at council and I couldn’t be with it, yeah. I could say I’m not going to happier.” twitter.com/TheresaMcManus – and then I am going to. It’s not going to BY THERESA MCMANUS REPORTER tmcmanus@royalcityrecord.com

Church plans going to public hearing BY THERESA MCMANUS REPORTER tmcmanus@royalcityrecord.com

New Westminster city council will decide whether to give its blessing to a proposed rezoning after an upcoming public hearing. The Calvary Worship Centre has applied to rezone 260 12th St. so it can build a new 32-square-foot worship centre. In addition to the sanctuary that would provide space for up to 850 people on the main floor and 300 people in the balcony, the building would also contain a 4,270-square-foot community hall/gymnasium, an entrance foyer, a coffee shop, offices and a children’s worship area that could accommodate up to 195 seats and some small meeting rooms and classrooms. In order for the project to proceed, it requires a rezoning, as well as variances for front yard, side yard, site coverage and parking. The bylaw requires 105 parking spaces, but the applicant is proposing 96 spots. Coun. Betty McIntosh expressed concern that the project wouldn’t have enough parking to accommodate upwards of 1,150 people who could be in the building at one time. “We’ve got less than 100 parking spots,” she said. “I believe we are designing a

disaster.” Jim Hurst, a development planner with the city, said the peak hours of the church (Sunday mornings) aren’t the same as the peak hours of other businesses in the area, so off-street parking would also be available. “I know most churches in New Westminster have a parking issue,” McIntosh said. “It’s not uncommon for churches to be built with not enough parking.” Coun. Jaimie McEvoy shared McIntosh’s concern, as the congregation isn’t just attended by local residents. Architect Roger Amenyogbe told council that about 700 people regularly attend the church’s Sunday service and parking hasn’t been an issue. In addition to carpooling and vanpooling measures included in a transportation management plan, he noted a shuttle also transports people to the church from the SkyTrain station. Amenyogbe said the church has an extremely multicultural congregation, as people from 60 to 70 countries attend. He said the peak times for the church would be at Christmas and Easter. A public hearing about the rezoning application will be held in council chamber on Monday, Nov. 25 at 6 p.m.

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Top 5 Things To Do this weekend ◗P14 Around Town: Students lend a hand to food bank ◗P18

New comedy ushers in the holiday season ‘Tis the season to be jolly – unless you’re the Kendall family. Then you’re facing a bleak Christmas, what with your patriarch having been fired and an uncle you’ve never met about to descend upon you for the holidays. That’s the premise of The Importance of Being Uncle Roscoe, the new comedy being staged ◗CHECK IT OUT by the Vagabond Players at Bernie Legge Theatre, Dec. 4 What: The Importance of to 21. Being Uncle Roscoe, a new Vagabond veteran Pat production by the Vagabond McDermott stars as Dexter Players Holly, the wily conman who starts all the chaos, and Where: Bernie Legge TheMichael Henderson appears atre, Queen’s Park as Kenny, his canny sidekick. When: Dec. 4 to 21, WedMary Adams and Andy nesdays through Saturdays Wood are onstage as the 8 p.m., Sundays 2 p.m. Kendalls, with Lorynne Machado and Lindsay Tickets: 604-521-0412 or McGaire as their children. reservations@vagabondAlison Main-Tourneur and players.ca Helen Volkow appear as a couple of gossipy neighbours, with Emma Ferdinands as an attractive young newswoman who adds to the confusion and chaos. The Importance of Being Uncle Roscoe is onstage Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m., with Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 regular, or $13 for seniors and students, with two-for-one previews on Dec. 4, 5 and 6. For reservations, call 604-521-0412 or send an email to reservations@vagabondplayers.ca. The Bernie Legge Theatre is in Queen’s Park. twitter.com/juliemaclellan

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Onstage: Michael Henderson and Pat McDermott star in The Importance of Being Uncle Roscoe, the Vagabond Players’ new production. It’s on at the Bernie Legge Theatre from Dec. 4 to 21.

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h, Christmas … the season of stockings and snowflakes – and corpses? Mystery authors Elizabeth Elwood and Colleen Cross are holding a special Murder, Mayhem and Mistletoe reading event at Renaissance Books on Sunday, Nov. 24. The two members of the Canadian Crime Writers’

Association will read excerpts from their books. “Find out why crime writers love to combine the season of peace and goodwill with a juicy murder mystery,” a press release invites. “Come and celebrate the start of the festive season at Renaissance Books with book talk, carols and Christmas fun, concluding with an open-mike session where you can read your own holiday poems and stories.” The fun is all happening from 1 to 3 p.m. at Renaissance Books, 43 Sixth St. in downtown New West. Call 604-525-4566 for

information.

Veterans’ art

The New Westminster Public Library is honouring veterans with its latest art exhibition. Celebrating the Art of Our Veterans, which features works from the Artworks Studio at the George Derby Centre, is currently on display on the library’s ramp gallery. The exhibition incorporates work in a variety of styles and media – including painting on a guitar, silk painting and mosaics. It features work by Dennis Scott-Jackson, Barbara Matthews, Violet MacKenzie, Jacques

Belanger, Murray Leege, Joyce Armstrong, Donald MacDonald, Allan Jeffries, Norman Wise, Henry Garneau and Don Reeve. Upstairs, you can find an exhibition by the New Westminster Photography Club – 8x10x19 – with nature, architecture and art photography by 19 of the club’s members. Both are on until Nov. 30, so drop by the library at 716 Sixth Ave. to check them out.

Poetry readings

Poetry lovers, if you haven’t checked out Poetic Justice yet, why not try this weekend?

The Poetic Justice reading series is sponsored by the Royal City Literary Arts Society, and it runs every Sunday (except holiday weekends) at the Heritage Grill, in the backroom. The Sunday, Nov. 17 session features Liz Bachinsky, Mickey Bickerstaff and Elliot Slinn, and it’s hosted by Candice James. On Sunday, Nov. 24, it’s hosted by Sho Wiley and features Warren Dean Fulton, Sean McGarragle and Sonja Littlejohn. The sessions also feature open mike readings. Check out www.poetic justice.ca for the full

schedule.

Fireside tales

Four acclaimed authors will be joining forces in an intimate reading night to benefit the Queens Avenue Daycare Society. Fire-Side Stories, featuring Kevin Chong, Steven Galloway, Rawi Hage and Madeleine Thien, is set for Wednesday, Nov. 20. The four authors will read selections from their work on the theme of fire and ice, in an evening hosted by New Westminster author JJ Lee. It’s being held in the heritage home of Tekla Fulton and Doug Brown ◗Lively City Page 12

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Fashionable art

Beauty in bloom: Members of the Garden Gals Sketch Group pose with their work that adorns electrical boxes in Moody Park. They’re now holding an exhibition at La Fashionista, uptown. The exhibition is on from Nov. 16 to 22, with a gala opening tonight (Friday).

Flowers, art and fashion combine in a new art exhibition uptown. The Garden Gals Sketch Group is holding an original art exhibition, Glory in the Garden, a La Fashionista, 706 Sixth St. It’s opening on Friday, Nov. 15, with a gala from 6 to 8 p.m., and the exhibition will be on from Nov. 16 to 22. The sketch group was formed from a group of New Westminster Horticultural Society members with an interest in both flowers and art, as a press release explains. Members have come and gone, but there is a core group of artists who have remained together working. Their art has been displayed in various exhibitions – including as part of the New Westminster Cultural Crawl in August, when they displayed works in a member’s garden. They’ve also recently been seen at the New Westminster Public Library, and their work is displayed on electric boxes in the Moody Park area. Everyone interested is invited to stop in to the gala or drop by La Fashionista to check out the exhibition.

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Lively City: Royal City Poets Anthology 2013 set for release this weekend ◗ continued from page 11

in Queen’s Park, and it will include beverages and appetizers. The event runs from 7:30 to 10 p.m., with readings beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets are $30. To buy, call JJ Lee at 604-540-1973 or buy on Eventbrite – you can follow a direct link at www.tinyurl.com/ FireSideStories. See nwfireside.tumblr. com for more details.

Book launch set

Here’s another don’tmiss event for the literary

types out there. New Westminster author Renee Sarojini Saklikar is holding a book launch on Sunday, Dec. 1 for her new book of poetry, children of air india … un/authorized exhibits and interjections. The work is described as “a series of elegiac sequences exploring the nature of individual loss, situated within public trauma.” “This is a deeply personal collection, rendered in poetic voice by Renee Sarojini Saklikar as she

shares her family’s tragic connection to the June 23, 1985 bombing of Air India Flight 182,” a press release explains. “Decades after the horrific mass murder, the years of investigation and one of the nation’s longest and most expensive inquiries (with no findings released yet), Air India continues to haunt not just the individuals touched by loss, but our collective human psyche.” The book launch will be hosted by the city’s poet laureate, Candice James, and will be followed by

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the Poetic Justice reading series. It’s happening at the Heritage Grill in the backroom, with Saklikar’s book launch from 2 to 3, and Poetic Justice from 3 to 5 p.m. If you want to know more about the work, check out a feature article that ran in the Oct. 25 Record. It’s available by searching on our website, www.royalcityrecord.com. Check out www.rclas. com for more on both the book launch and Poetic Justice.

Poetry anthology launch Sunday Also on the book launch front – don’t miss the release of the Royal City Poets Anthology 2013, presented by Silver Bow Publishing. The launch is set for this Sunday, Nov. 16, from 1 to 4:30 p.m. in the backroom at the Heritage Grill. It’s hosted by Candice James and Janet Kvammen, and it’s sponsored by the Royal City Literary Arts Society.

The 2013 book is the third instalment in the Royal City Poets Anthology series, and a press release notes it’s the largest volume yet – with 40 poets and 129 pages. Check out www.rclas. com for more. Do you have an item for Lively City? Send ideas from the New Westminster arts and entertainment scene to Julie, jmaclellan@royal cityrecord.com, or find her on Twitter, @juliemaclellan. You can also find her on Facebook, www.facebook. com/JulieLMacLellan.


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What’s up in the city? Our top weekend picks T

he weather forecast the anniversary party. is calling for posGet a jump on your sible flurries on the Christmas shopping weekend, but don’t let that – or treat yourself to somedeter you from taking part thing new – at the Herbert in some awesome events Spencer Christmas Craft in New Westminster this Fair, which takes place on weekend. We’re continuSaturday, Nov. 16 from ing with our popular 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The sale feature, The Record’s Top features a wonderful selec5 (or More) tion of handThings to Do made crafts This Weekend and artwork, a and offer the bake sale, bisfollowing sugtro and raffle. gestions for this Admission is weekend, Nov. free. The event 15 to 17. takes place at 605 Second St. Celebrate Discover Canada the poetic Games talent in New Pool’s 40th Westminster anniversary (or more) when Silver at a party Things to do Bow Publishing featuring this weekend launches the entertainment Royal City (including a Poets Anthology 2013. The dive demonstration from launch, which is being the platforms), a historical slide show, face painting, a hosted by Janet Kvammen balloon artist, tattoos, bub- and New Westminster poet bles, goodie bags, popcorn, laureate Candice James, takes place on Saturday, cotton candy – and a giant Nov. 16 from 1 to 4:30 p.m. birthday cake that will be in the Heritage Grill backcut at 2:30 p.m. The party room, 447 Columbia St. takes place on Saturday, Royal City Poets Anthology Nov. 16 from 1 to 4 p.m. 2013 is the third instalment at 65 East Sixth Ave. The in the anthology series, drop-in fee is $2 during

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and is the biggest yet with 40 poets and 129 pages. For more information visit the Royal City Literary Arts Society’s website at www.rclas.com. Check out the amazing talents of artisans from New Westminster and beyond at the Artisan Market at River Market. Jewelry, quilting, books, beadwork, knitwear, paintings, stone carvings and other items will be among the items for sale by artisans. The market is taking place on Saturday, Nov. 16 from noon to 5 p.m. at River Market, 810

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Quayside Dr. Support mental health initiatives at the Douglas College Miles for Mental Health 2.5-kilometre walk and five-km run along the Millennium Trail in Queen’s Park. The event, being held Saturday, Nov. 16 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., aims to raise awareness – and decrease stigma – about mental health. Music, entertainment, family activities, cupcake and cookie decorating and face painting are all part of the day’s fun. The registration cost is $35 for adults and $5 for youth aged up to 12.

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For more information or to register, visit www.mental healthrun.ca. Savour soup at this weekend’s Royal City Farmers Market, which is having a soup festival that features a soup demonstration, samples and recipes. Kids will be able to design their own “cup of soup” by picking out assorted ingredients and putting them in an envelope that they can take home and make their custom cup of soup. In addition to the soupthemed activities, visitors will be able to shop for

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produce, gourmet prepared foods and items from artisans at the farmers market that’s taking place at River Market on Saturday, Nov. 16 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 810 Quayside Dr.

Email your Top 5 ideas to calendar@royalcityrecord. com or send them to tmc manus@royalcityrecord.com. You can also check out our full arts and events calendar listings at www.royalcity record.com. – compiled by staff reporter Theresa McManus

The Great Queensborough Intersection Debate: Roundabout or Traffic Signal?

OPEN HOUSE The City is currently making upgrades to the full length of Ewen Avenue. These upgrades will make Ewen a more safe and attractive street for walking, biking and driving. As part of these upgrades, the City is redesigning the intersection of Howes Street and Ewen Avenue. There are two design options for this intersection: a roundabout or a traffic signal. The designs for the new intersection seek to balance traffic management, road use safety and creation of an attractive entrance to the community at Ewen and Howes.

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Kruger wins green award T

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issue giant Kruger Products earned the 2013 Greening of the Supply Chain Award from the Canadian Association of Importers and Exporters. Currently in its fifth year, this distinction is awarded to a Canadian company that has initiated, implemented and proven a corporate commitment to greening its supply chain, as well as reducing its carbon footprint, says a media release. “It is a privilege to be recognized for our projects, large and small, that are contributing to lessening its impact on the envi-

Cross-dock facility opens

Beedie Development Group and Damco Distribution recently unveiled the first phase of the Queensborough Logistics Centre, a 45,620square-foot cross-dock facility.” “Beedie Development Group is proud to be a partner in this development,” said president Ryan Beedie in a media release. “This project is the outcome of an extremely collaborative effort between the City of New Westminster, Port Metro Vancouver, Damco Distribution Canada Inc. and Beedie Development Group. The selection of the Queensborough site is the ultimate testament to the establishment of New Westminster as a Tier 1

industrial location.” The recent grand opening of the centre builds on the city’s 2013 Most Business Friendly Award from the Commercial Real Estate Development Association’s Metro Vancouver chapter. “The opening of the Queensborough Logistics Centre is a reflection of our city’s commitment to new business development, and by extension creating new job opportunities in New Westminster,” said Mayor Wayne Wright in the release. “This development is a great example of maximizing (on our) industrial land use, (by) ensuring the close proximity of logistics operations to Canada’s largest port. It’s a perfect fit,” Tom Corsie, vicepresident of real estate for Port Metro Vancouver, said in the release. The centre is located at 549 Duncan St.

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The City of New Westminster is replacing technology that is quickly becoming obsolete. Gary Holowatiuk, the city’s director of finance and information technology, said the capital budget included $480,000 for replacement of personal computers and laptops. On Nov. 4, council approved an additional $100,000 as the earlier budget didn’t account for additional computers that will be needed for the Anvil Centre and the Queensborough Community Centre expansion. A staff report said the money will allow the city to buy up to 60 new tablets to replace the 60 laptops that are six years old and at the end of their useful lifecycle. “The current laptop computers must be replaced fairly soon due to hardware obsolescence and out-ofsupport issues,” stated the report. “The new tablets with the newer version of Microsoft operating systems will meet the city’s mobile business technology needs until 2018.”

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THERESA MCMANUS

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hen a trio of bedheads wearing pyjamas showed up at local homes on Halloween, they were being far from lazy. Instead of tricks or treats, Rachel Way, Cara Falcone and Mikayla Greenwood decided to collect items for the food bank. “We collected non-perishable food for the food bank,” Rachel said. “We got about 120 cans. We were happy with that.” The girls didn’t come home empty-handed, as some folks offered them treats as well. “We have been doing a lot of work with Free the Children. We went to We Day,” Rachel explained. “We were very inspired to try and help.” Last year, the girls collected seven bags of pennies to go toward clean water initiatives in Africa. The Glenbrook Middle School students are already planning their next project.

“There is a group of us trying to build a school in Africa. It costs about $10,000,” Rachel said. “Our first project is we are going to try and collect cans. Then we are going to do a coin drive.”

Pool pride

A longtime New Westminster resident will be particularly proud when Canada Games Pool celebrates its 40th anniversary this weekend. Stories from The Columbian newspaper in the 1970s relay how Don Benson envisioned New Westminster as the home as of the 1973 Canada Summer Games. Politicians ran with the idea and New Westminster and Burnaby hosted the 1973 Canada Summer Games, with aquatic events held at the aptly named Canada Games Pool. “Don Benson of New Westminster probably deserves the most credit since he first broached the idea while serving as box lacrosse committee chairman of the 1969 games in Dartmouth-Halifax,” stated an editorial in The Columbian. The City of New Westminster provided Benson with a commemo-

rative plaque in 1998, on the 25th anniversary of the Canada Summer Games.

Hands-on visit

B.C. Advanced Education Minister Amrik Virk recently got some hands-on experience doing electromyography testing with students in the sport science lab at Douglas College. Virk spent a recent afternoon at Douglas College, touring the New Westminster campus and engaging with students, faculty and staff. “It’s always great to be able to connect directly with students, staff and faculty,” he said in a college press release. “Douglas College is contributing to the needs of our economy as well as preparing well-educated, job-ready workers through its accessible and high-quality programs.” According to the press release, several students wanted to talk about applied degrees and to thank the minister for approving the college’s new bachelor’s degree in applied psychology, which starts its first intake in January. Find Theresa on Twitter, @TheresaMcManus.

Photos by Jason Lang/THE RECORD

Shopping for a cause: Gogos Penny Perry and Carolyn Neighbor look at purses at the Artisan Crafts for Africa sale on Nov. 2 at the CAW Hall. The sale was hosted by the Royal City Gogos in support of the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Grandmothers to Grandmothers campaign. For more photos, scan with Layar

Warm heads, warm hearts: Terry Peachey with some wool hats at the Artisan Crafts for Africa sale put on by the Royal City Gogos Nov. 2.


Many stories centre around city’s Armoury OUR PAST

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here are many buildings with heritage value in New Westminster. One particularly notable example, with significance of age, architecture, location and a longtime community storyline, is the Armoury or Armouries, at the corner of Sixth Street and Queens Avenue. This fine building, home of the Royal Westminster Regiment, was built in the mid-1890s, with formal possession by the military in 1896. The building is filled with stories of, and from, the many military groups preceding the present regiment who have also called this Armoury their home. The regiment traces its military lineage back to the Columbia Detachment of Royal Engineers, 1859 to 1863, and to a volunteer militia

formed in November of 1863 upon the disbanding of the local Royal Engineers. Many of the stories connected to the Armoury are, as you might expect, of troops in training, organizing to go on manoeuvres, formally parading on special occasions and other similar events. There are many historical stories of regimental members heading away to conflicts such as the Boer War, the First and Second World Wars and other, more recent, actions including peacekeeping. This is a working building, so every day there are activities of one type or another underway, being planned or wrapping up. But there is much more to the story of this building and to an earlier version that was located in the downtown area, on McKenzie at Carnarvon. This early drill hall, as it was called, after serving its military needs, was also the location of performances, lectures, dances and large community social gatherings. By the 1890s it was

regarded as being in poor shape, no longer fit to meet all its obligations, so plans were put in place to create a new structure and we have the building of today. The older version was destroyed in the city’s Great Fire of 1898, but the new building served the town well after this conflagration. Many people are aware of the role played by the Armoury after the 1898 fire, as it was a centre for relief activities and supplies for those affected by the blaze, but again, there have been many other nonmilitary events over the decades that form part of the overall heritage of this building. A research project, ongoing over the past 40 or so years, has gathered a wonderful array of stories about the Armoury and events taking place within its wooden walls. Want stories and more from the Armoury’s history? Come to the New Westminster Historical Society evening, Wednesday, Nov. 20, starting at 7:30 p.m. in the New Westminster Public Library auditorium.

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hen December gets closer and the gift side of your Christmas list is still blank, it helps to consider what would really help the gardeners in your life, especially the ones who are getting older or dealing with special conditions like containers or extra-high raised-beds. Lots of us garden using whatever’s handy and will kind-of work. My father gardened all his life with a garden line that was two sticks and a bit of string, and the same was good enough for me. But one Christmas I was given an elegant wrought iron garden line with pointed-end stakes that could be hung up, wouldn’t rot and had string that unwound in one pull. At the time, I secretly felt it was pointlessly fancy. But now I

wouldn’t be without it. A few years later, I was startled to receive a birthday gift: the Easy Kneeler, which converts to a seat. I felt far too young and healthy to actually use it, so I stored it for many years. It’s now out of storage and well-used, and my back is so grateful. It’s possible to find ergonomic tools with large, soft handles for arthritic hands. For older gardeners, spades and forks are available in lighter, smaller sizes, and it’s easy to get long-handled trowels. People who garden in very large containers, thigh-high planters or extra tall raised beds may find very short, sturdy spades, shovels and forks useful. Meanwhile, another present which can save a lot of container-crop grief is copper slug tape. It’s now expensive enough to qualify as a thoughtful gift since one new roll eats up most of $20. Slug pickers don’t get much respect. But I found a superb one years ago in an artisan market. I think it could be made at home by anyone who’s handy

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◗ Calendar of Events ◗FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15

Employment workshop, interview skills and self marketing, 6:30 to 9 p.m., New Westminster Public Library, 716 Sixth Ave. A series of employment workshops will be offered at the New Westminster Public Library on Fridays in November. Co-sponsored by the New Westminster Public Library and MOSAIC’s settlement program. Register with the library at 604-5274667 or MOSAIC at 604-4388214 ext. 112 or email fbilikano@mosaicbc.com.

◗MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18 New Westminster Puffers Club, 12:30 to 2 p.m. New Westminster Public Library, 716 Sixth Ave. Anyone with COPD or other breathing problems are welcome to attend.

purchasing playground equipment for Qayqayt Elementary School and the My Health My Community survey, and resident Anna Del Monte will present plans for a two-car garage with a loft on Second Street. Also on the agenda: volunteer opportunities with the City of New Westminster; community bus shuttle; Realtor Derrick Thornhill, who will speak on oil tanks, and knob and tube wiring; and the fire department will cover “hidden horrors” like chimney fires and flammables, gases, paint and other contaminants that homeowners may have in their homes. Sapperton Pensioners’ monthly general meeting, 318 Keary St. New members welcome. Info: 604-724-9722.

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◗FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29

Glenbrooke North Residents’ Association, meets at 7 p.m. in the Plaskett Room, upstairs at the New Westminster Public Library, 716 Sixth Ave. Area resident Deanna Tan Francoeur will speak about

Ukrainian perogy supper, Holy Eucharist Church hall, 5 to 8 p.m., 501 Fourth Avenue (at the corner of Fifth Street). Perogy sales from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call 604-526-0988 or 604-522-

World War II Café, gives people a chance to sit down with a cup of tea and chat with someone who lived through the Second World War. Visitors can ask questions about air raids, children’s evacuations, battle accounts, and the war effort on the home front and other stories. Ten New Westminster residents and former residents have signed up to tell their stories and answer questions. This all-ages event is taking place at Century House from 12:30 to 3:15 p.m. Call 604527-4640 for more information and to register.

◗ONGOING Parenting in Canada (in English), Thursdays until Dec. 12, 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon. Child minding, snacks and bus tickets available. No cost to participants. Info: 604-525-9144 or email psteiner@fsgv.ca. Do you have a non-profit event or new information for an ongoing listing? Send to calendar@royalcityrecord.com.

NEW DATE: Due to logistical problems related to the Columbia St. 're, the Open House has been rescheduled from October to November 21, 2013 from 6:00-8:00pm. Top Vision Developments has submitted an application to the City of New Westminster to rezone their land located at 813, 817 and 823 Carnarvon Street. This rezoning would convert the current commercial uses into a mixed-use development including a residential tower and a podium of commercial, of'ce and par!ing uses. We will be holding an Open House on November 21 to introduce the project team to the community, provide information about the proposal, and to receive feedbac!. Open House Location:

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Employment workshop, job search strategies and networking, 6:30 to 9 p.m., New Westminster Public Library, 716 Sixth Ave. A series of employment workshops will be offered at the New Westminster Public Library on Fridays in November. Co-sponsored by the New Westminster Public Library and MOSAIC’s settlement program. Register with the library at 604-5274667 or MOSAIC at 604-4388214 ext. 112 or email fbilikano@mosaicbc.com.

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◗ IN THE LIBRARY

Get book ideas for Christmas and clubs BY DEBRA NELSON CONTRIBUTOR editorial@royalcityrecord.com

The New Westminster Public Library offers many different ways to appreciate books. On Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m, join the library staff for a fun, lively way of reviewing books. Book Bits: Rapid Staff Reviews is a fast-paced, animated presentation of some of the staff’s favourite titles. Each reviewer has only 90 seconds to promote a book and convince the audience of its worth. The event is paced by a bell-ringing moderator, which adds to the pressure and the fun. You’ll come away with a list of new ideas for what to read and maybe some to add to your Christmas lists. Speaking of Christmas, if an e-reader or a tablet is on your shopping or wish list this year, make your first stop the library to find out more about e-reading and how to borrow ebooks and emagazines for free. In addition to the handy brochures that

lead you step by step through the process, the library will present an introduction to e-reading on Thursday, Nov. 28 at 7 p.m. Find out how to choose between an e-reader and a tablet and how to borrow books and magazines for free. As space is limited for these two programs, pre-register by phone at 604-5274667 or email listener@nwpl.ca. If you belong to a book club or are thinking of starting one, the library has an extensive collection of book club sets that can be borrowed for up to six weeks. Now you can build your own book club set. Choose as many copies as you need, add a reading guide and a book bag. Then check all of them out individually, put them in the bag and you have a set. The book club sets are kept upstairs by the magazines. Pick up a copy of the new brochure and prepare for some great discussions. For more information, phone 604527-4660. The New Westminster Public Library is at 716 Sixth Ave. and is wheelchair-accessible.

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◗ IN THE GAME

Stamp up for top CFL award again ◗P28 Volleyball Royals putting up top numbers in PacWest ◗P28

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Back-to-back Beans for Spartans BY TOM BERRIDGE SPORTS EDITOR tberridge@royalcityrecord.com

Lindsey Pulice must be wondering what the next three years at Trinity Western University have in store. The Burnaby sophomore left back with the Spartans’ women’s soccer team toasted her second straight Gladys Bean Trophy in as many seasons following Trinity Western’s 1-0 victory over the Université de Montreal Carabins in the Canadian Interuniversity Sports national championship final in Toronto on Sunday. In the final, tournament allstar striker Krista Gommeringer scored the cup-winning goal for TWU in the 59th minute. Trinity Western’s Vanessa Kovacs was named the championship MVP. “It’s pretty unbelievable,” said Pulice. “We were all hugging and screaming, some of us were crying. It was an amazing feeling.” The national title was the fifth such banner in as many CIS finals for the women’s soccer program. The game was also a rematch of the 2009 final between TWU and Montreal that the Langley school won on penalty kicks. Last year, Trinity Western won CIS gold in a shootout over Queen’s. The Spartans also won back-to-back titles in 2008 and ’09. The Spartans’ first national title occurred in 2004 against host McGill. With its fifth national trophy, Trinity Western tied the University of British Columbia for most CIS women’s soccer titles. Canada West teams have claimed 17 national banners in the 27-year history of the CIS women’s soccer championships. “It feels just as good as my first. I want to win more of them,” said Pulice, a second-year business major. “It’s the best feeling in the world to share these moments with my teammates. It’s just so great to accomplish it together.” Pulice’s Burnaby North gradmate Isabella Di Trocchio and fourth-year New Westminster midfielder Caitlin Haines also shared in the Spartan’s second straight crown. But the path to a second consecutive national tournament was far from a sure thing for Trinity

BY TOM BERRIDGE SPORTS EDITOR tberridge@royalcityrecord.com

Photo courtesy of Trinity Western Spartans Athletics/THE RECORD

Back-to-back: Second-year defender Lindsey Pulice shared a second straight CIS national women’s soccer title with the Trinity Western Spartans on Sunday. Western. The Spartans finished fourth overall in the Canada West conference with an 8-1-3 record. After starting the year as the pre-season favourite, TWU fell to No. 8 nationally in the polls. But in the playoffs, Trinity avenged an earlier regular season loss to the University of Victoria, advancing to the conference final

with a 1-0 win over the Vikings and claiming one of two available berths to the nationals. In the CanWest finals, TWU lost 2-1 in overtime to Alberta. Trinity Western opened the national championships with a 30 win over Laurier in quarter-final action. The Spartans then got by Atlantic champion Cape Breton 1-

0 to advance to their fifth CIS final in six seasons. “Last year, we had momentum. (This season) was a great challenge, but we succeeded,” said Pulice. “The coaches and the girls, everyone has so much passion and so much heart just to really play for each other. It’s basically what we’re all about.”

Young Warlocks win under-12 Richmond Romp The Tier 2 under-12 New Westminster field lacrosse team surprised Kelowna at the Richmond Roadrunner Romp tournamen last week. The fourth-seeded Warlocks shocked previously unbeaten Kelowna 76 in the semifinals and then mounted a fourth-quarter

Grid Mounties get their first title in thriller

rally to edge Bellingham 3-2 in the division goldmedal final on Nov. 11. Owen Stark scored two goals, including the gamewinner, in the final period to help New Westminster to the tournament title. Matthew Drake tied the match 1-1 in the second quarter.

The Warlocks finished fourth in round-robin play following a 7-6 loss to Ridge Meadows 2 in the opening game. First-place Kelowna defeated Ridge Meadows 10-1 earlier in the tourney. But in the semifinal game between Kelowna and New West it was the

Royal City squad that got the jump in the second half. The Warlocks broke open a 1-1 halftime deadlock, taking the lead 4-2 at three-quarter time before holding on for a one-goal win against the high-scoring Okanagan club. TournamentMVPJesson

Flintoff led the way with two goals, while Halen Rasmussen scored the eventual game-winning marker for the Warlocks. The Romp drew minor field lacrosse teams from the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island, the Interior and Washington State.

New Westminster ’s Brandon Leyh helped lead the Mount Allison Mounties to their first Atlantic football title since 1997. The second-year Mount Allison quarterback completed 15 of 23 passes, including a game-tying touchdown throw, in the Mounties’ 20-17 victory over the No. 1 conference seed Saint Mary’s Huskies to win the Atlantic conference championship Loney Bowl last Saturday. With less than three minutes left to play and driving into a stiff wind, Leyh hit game MVP Josh Blanchard with a 34-yard touchdown strike in the end zone to tie the contest 17-17. On the Huskies’ next possession, linebacker Ty Nguyen intercepted Saints pivot Jack Creighton, running the ball back 13 yards to the Huskies’ 41-yard line. Two plays later, kicker Kyle McLean booted a 22yard field goal with just 53 seconds remaining to give Mount Allison the lead. “Even when it looked grim, these guys just kept making plays,” said Mount Allison head coach Kelly Jeffrey, in a Chronicle Herald story. “Even in my own heart I was a little bit down when the wind shifted and we didn’t have the lead, but they kept playing.” The win was the fifth Atlantic Bowl title for the Mounties’ football program. Leyh, one of just two B.C. players at Mount Allison, finished the game with 245 total yards passing. Leyh led the Atlantic conference with 171.3 passing yards per game. He was second overall with 1,199 total yards through the air. Mount Allison will be at home this weekend to the defending Canadian Interuniversity Sports champion Laval Rouge et Or in the Uteck Bowl. The Mounties turned around a 1-4 start to their season, winning their last three regular season games to qualify for the playoffs.


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◗ UNIVERSITY BASKETBALL

Volley Royals put up top-15 numbers

Clan women split with Cal Pomona New Westminster ’s Kia Van Laare scored 10 points to help lead Simon Fraser University women’s basketball team to its first conference win this season. Van Laare was one of four Clan players to reach double-figure scoring following a 73-64 win over Cal State Pomona on Nov. 9. SFU lost the first game of a back-to-back series in Pomona, California, falling 66-64 in the opener. Erin Chambers led the Clan in scoring in both games, knocking down 20 points in the Nov. 8 opener, before tacking on 21, including 19 in a big second half for the junior forward, in SFU’s win the following night. Chambers was also a perfect 10-for-10 from the free throw line in the game. Marie-Line Petit contributed 14 points, six assists, four rebounds and

two steals in the Clan win. Katie Lowen also scored 10 points for SFU. The Clan built upon a one-point lead at halftime, starting the second half on a 13-0 run to improve its conference record to 1-1. In the earlier game, SFU rallied from a 52-40 deficit to tie on a Rebecca Landmead layup that tied the game with less than three minutes to play. Petit, with a three-point attempt with 35 seconds left, and Chelsea Reist, on a jumper to tie, both had late chances fail to fall. “We weren’t very good against the zone in the first half, but improved in the second half,” said SFU head coach Bruce Langford in a Clan press release. “We need to continue to move the ball, find open shots, adjust defensively and execute better on some things.” – Tom Berridge

Runner helps UBC win title New Westminster’s Tamara Harris finished 14th overall in the women’s five-kilometre cross-country to help lead UBC to the NAIA independent conference title.

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Head first: St. Thomas More running back Wyatt Schnoor, with ball, makes good yardage for the unbeaten Knights in a 28-0 win over Notre Dame in B.C. high school Grade 8 football last Tuesday.

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Stamp up for top CFL award again Calgary Stampeders running back Jon Cornish is up for top Canadian and the most outstanding player for a second straight season in the CFL. The former St. Thomas More provincial high school player of the year received the West division nomination for the league’s top award following a second recordsetting season in a row with a league-best 1,813 yards, the most in one season ever by a Canadian. The 29-year-old New Westminster product also led the league in total yards from scrimmage with 2,157 yards and 14 touchdowns. Cornish is up against Eastern division candidate Ricky Ray of Toronto.

Douglas College freshman Zach Or currently leads PacWest men’s volleyball in total digs with 89. Or is averaging more than three digs per game. Andrew McWilliam is in the top 15 in four other categories, including second overall in average kills per game and total offence. He also has double-digit numbers in both blocks and service aces in eight matches to date for the Royals. Andrew Robson and Ahmad Mustafa Haq are fifth and 11th, respectively, in the PacWest in blocks. In women’s volleyball, Ilaina Hecimovic is currently second overall with 5.13 digs per game. Avneet Shokar and Maddy Burt are both third in blocks and aces, respectively. Laura Sollero is second in total assists in women’s basketball for Douglas. – Tom Berridge

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Grocery Department Level Ground Direct Fair Trade Coffee

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Meat Department

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Kind Fruit and Nut Bars assorted varieties

Organic, Roasted or Unsalted Hazelnuts bags or bins

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17.95

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Royal City Record November 15 2013