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Parade goes on – despite lack of cash BY THERESA MCMANUS REPORTER tmcmanus@royalcityrecord.com

The Hyack International Parade plans to go on – even if they have no cash. Planning is underway to hold the annual Hyack International Parade on Saturday, May 24. “From that perspective (planning) we are in great shape,” said Peter Goodwin, president of the Hyack Festival Association. “We lack funding, of course, because there hasn’t been a final determination made. We are up and ready to go other than that problem.” In response to internal problems at the Hyack Festival Association, the City of New Westminster took a series of actions last fall, including requesting a review of Hyack’s finances. Although the city has approved grants to many local organizations, it has yet to deal with Hyack’s grant application. “I should mention I do not have a problem with us not For related having our grant approved stories, yet. Really,” Goodwin told scan The Record Monday. “I don’t with Layar know if it comes from being a lawyer, but city council said ‘we are going to do an investigation of Hyack, which involved a whole bunch of different things, but in particular the accounting audit. How could they possibly turn around now and say, ‘Well, we haven’t completed our investigation but we have made a decision?’” Although a couple of things contributed to a delay of the financial review, including a death in the family of Hyack’s bookkeeper, Goodwin believes it’s been completed and is in council’s hands. Lisa Spitale, the city’s chief administrative officer, said city council and staff is still working through the analysis done for the city by KPMG. In a Feb. 25 email to The Record, she said she was unable to determine when the information would be made public. Goodwin told The Record the planning for ◗Hyack Page 9

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About 550 teachers in New Westminster will cast ballots in a strike vote next week. But Grant Osborne, New Westminster Teachers’ Union president, said if they vote to strike it doesn’t mean schools are going to close. “It means that we have some decisions to make,” Osborne said. Initial job action should have “minimal” impact on students, he added.

“We will not be impacting teachers’ communication with parents. We will not be impacting report cards, and we will not be impacting extra-curricular, he said.” The union and government negotiators have had 40 bargaining sessions, Osborne told the board of education at its Feb. 25 meeting. “The most recent demand from the government negotiation has been cuts to our contracts, and we are looking at cuts to sick days, to grievance language, discussions about maternity benefits, and, again, some pretty egregious statements about salary,” Osborne said. Trustee Lisa Graham told Osborne she doesn’t want job action to affect graduating students.

“In proceeding forward, please make that a top priority,” she said. “Absolutely, I don’t have an issue with at all,” Osborne told her. The B.C. Teachers’ Federation announced Monday that it would hold a strike vote to push back against the government’s attempt to reverse a recent B.C. Supreme Court decision, which struck down legislation that removed class size and composition from the teachers’ contract. The ruling also concluded the government attempted to provoke a teachers’ strike. On Wednesday, the Appeal Court temporarily stayed the ruling, which the province argued would be costly ◗Teachers Page 9

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◗IN THE NEWS Community grants up for grabs ◗P5 Doggie divas called to star on stage ◗P11

Not just a baby doll: Gerda Suess checks out one of the new trauma care simulator dolls at Royal Columbian Hospital, while Dr. Laura Chng looks on. Suess is one of the founders of the Group of Five, a group of local women who fundraise to help buy equipment for the hospital. It recently bought three trauma care simulators for RCH – one of a baby, another of a one-year-old and a third of a five-year-old child. They’re used for training. See www. royalcityrecord.com for more details.

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DESPITE RCH’S MASSIVE HOSPITAL REDEVELOPMENT PLAN

MLA says it’s an unhealthy budget

Darcy said the budget does not address promise during the election does not appear hallway issues, or key recommendations in the budget document, and does not appear made by B.C.’s ombudsperson to improve in the service plan.” The Hospital Employees’ Union spokesAlthough the provincial budget includes seniors’ care. “They say they’re balancing the budget, person also says the budget is putting off moving ahead with Royal Columbian Hospital’s upgrade, it fails the health-care but they’re doing it by making someone critical investments “that will generate betsystem in other ways, according to NDP else pay – either through municipal govern- ter health outcomes and cost savings in the ments or through MSP premiums,” she said. future.” health critic Judy Darcy. “At is stands, there is a workload crisis in Last week, B.C. Finance Minister Mike “Hallway medicine and the lack of investde Jong announced a balanced budget, ment in continuous proper cleaning are con- long-term care that has produced some of the ditions for some of those super bugs most dangerous working conditions in the including a 2.7 per cent annuto thrive. The health authorities said province in terms of injuries,” said Bonnie al increase over the next three that themselves.” Pearson in a media release. “Clearly we need years for provincial health care. A closer look at the province’s to invest in residential care and community It includes moving ahead with “This budget is a surplus budget doesn’t health services now to take presthe business phase of the hospirecipe for more provide much hope for sure off our hospitals over the long tal’s redevelopment. the future of Burnaby term.” “The good news is the Royal hallway Hospital, either, accordAccording to the union, since Columbian Hospital developYou can comment ing to Darcy. She said the 2001 B.C. has fallen from second ment is going ahead and they’re medicine.” on this story at long-awaited update to to ninth place among Canadian proceeding with a business www.royalcityrecord.com the status of a Burnaby provinces in per capita support for plan,” Darcy, New Westminster BONNIE PEARSON Hospital upgrade does health care. MLA, told The Record. “They HEU spokesperson not appear in the service Over the next three years, health don’t have a schedule, and I plan. authorities and front-line healthwould love to see more detail “That’s very, very concerning,” care workers will have a difficult and tighter timelines.” Overall, Darcy said the provincial budget she said. “This was promised in the last elec- time meeting demand, according to Pearson, including critically needed improvements to does not address her concerns with the B.C. tion, and it’s very, very badly needed.” Burnaby Hospital’s overcrowding issues seniors’ care and mental health services. health-care system. Pearson said the government will not be “I think it’s pretty disappointing from a and past infection issues will continue to health perspective,” Darcy said. “I’m also flourish if funding isn’t put in place, Darcy able to meet its own staffing level targets in residential care facilities. concerned we have, at Fraser Health, an said. “There’s millions already there for this,” “This budget is a recipe for more hallway epidemic of hallway medicine. Epidemic, I she added. “The significant redevelopment medicine,” she said. think, is the right word for it.” BY STEFANIA SECCIA REPORTER editorial@royalcityrecord.com

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very hard to just keep up in school. The Picture this if you will: Two parents in a nasty custody battle. One parent has second child has dreams of being a scientist, the third child is young enough just received a court ruling vindicating just to want to go out and have some fun her/his actions in a recent dispute. The in a school playground. All of these chilother parent is now silently plotting how to regain the upper hand in the cus- dren are suffering in this custody/maintenance battle, and all of them tody/maintenance fight. Then have much more to lose than imagine this: The children either parent. standing in a room hoping THE RECORD We suspect you’ve realthat someone will step in and ized by the first paragraph of help their parents to see that this editorial what our simple analogy the only people being hurt in this battle refers to. Our front-page story today are them. might have been our front-page story Fill in that picture a bit more. One of from last year, the year before that, and the kids has special needs and is trying

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the year before that. The only difference now is that this time the Liberals were caught red-handed trying to provoke the teachers. But does anyone really care who started this fight or who is right or wrong? We suspect the parents in this city, as other parents in other cities, just want it to end. They want their kids with special needs to get the help they deserve, the kids with dreams of being scientists to have the lab equipment and computers that will help them learn and achieve, and the little one who just wants to be able to play in the school playground to

be able to enjoy something other than bark mulch. Is that really too much to ask for? Clearly everybody – the government and the teachers – is going to have to compromise to make sure that students get what they need and deserve. And parents aren’t just bystanders in this situation. We’ve covered all sides of this story, and no one has completely clean hands in it. There are a lot of ways that parents can get more involved and speak up – parent advisory councils are just one example. Stand up, speak out, and push for a fair deal for students.

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and take in the view in that direcook up – look way up! tion as far as you can see. This From wherever you are in is particularly striking later in New West, what do you the afternoon as the sun starts see? Is it trees, neighbouring down. Remember that view. Now houses, low-rise shopping, walkwalk westerly towards the River up apartments, heritage homes? Market, along the Quay. Can you see the sky, clouds, the As you go, notice the rise and sun setting? Is it pleasing and fall of rooftops along Columbia interesting? and the gradual Or do you see high increase in building concrete walls, train heights as they progguideways, the deck ress down the hills slab of the place above BOB MCCULLOCH from the uptown area you? towards the river. Most of us in this Most of the highrises, particularly city live either on (or near) the the older ones and some of the ground, or some distance above new, seem to be in scale with it, and our points of view are each other. Nothing overpowers, influenced accordingly. and the sky is always visible. The Recently, the city has fielded a few proposals from developers of river walk has an openness about it – everyone can enjoy the view the taller form of housing. These in any direction. have all been in the 30-plus-stoMassing is a fancy term rey height category. for “clumping” buildings in a To its continuing credit, city cityscape. When done well, the staff have recommended a reflective calm while details are consid- result is visually and esthetically pleasing to experience. Most of ered by all parties. your walk will have been relaWhich gives all of us an tively pleasing thus far. opportunity to take a walk along As you near the market, taller the downtown waterfront, that buildings at a distance, intrude newly vibrant public space that into your consciousness. These is becoming so popular with so concrete cuboids exert a visual many year-round. pressure that you may not conNo matter where you live, sciously notice, but they block come downtown and give this the sky and steal the sun. Anyone route a try. Start by making your who has walked close by them way to Westminster Pier Park, enjoying the view in all directions has their own opinion. Recent research has shown as you go. Remember to look up that people tend to move more and around often. quickly past or even avoid Stop on the walkway at the facades that are abrupt, continuwest end of Pier Park before it ous and undistinguished, and changes to the asphalt pay lot. Look west towards the ocean, ◗Density Page 7

IN MY OPINION

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Re: Festivals: Fun until money is divvied out, Editor’s Letter, The Record, Feb. 21. I too love festivals! But look again, who will pay for it. $48,000 in tax dollars for one festival? Have the mayor and his five labour-friendly councillors lost their minds? Do they not realize that is onethird of the cost of Hyack’s yearly stipend to put on several events throughout the year? As founding and past president of the West End Business Association, we organized very successful music festivals beginning in 2009. With plenty of hard work, a huge volunteer effort, a yearly grant of $1,500 and minimal “in kind” services, we produced the greatest 12th Street Music Festival (2011) this city has ever experienced. The street was packed with five stages of entertainers and over 100 vendors (not 30, as Chuck Puchmayr reports each year

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since). 2011 also included a huge Caribbean proponent who not only performed on stage but put on a parade within the festival, a true crowd pleaser. Uptown Live was born out of the efforts of Hyack volunteers long before the hiring of Douglas Smith. 2013 was a good event, however, to say there was 25,000 attending is false! Visitors were there as a result of the famous Hyack Parade, a parade drawing crowds from B.C. and the Pacific Northwest. I fail to see the necessity of any association requiring $28,000 when others, putting on a comparable show, get by on $1,500. I certainly do not see the need for $20,000 for in-kind service. Unless, of course, like the Santa Claus Parade which was organized by staff in promotion of the city follows the same mandate. This event certainly incurred considerable cost, a cost not yet made public. The previous yearly Hyack “Parade of lights” had

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Festival treatment unfair ◗ continued from page 6

Christmas spirit; this one did not. Thank you to River Market and the Discovery Centre for creating some true Christmas spirit. The motion by Coun. Bill Harper and strong support by Coun. Chuck Puchmayr to fund this event has the many event organizers and volunteers in this city shaking their heads. The new Uptown Business Association includes members with successful businesses, and to expect taxpayers to fund this is ridiculous. Particularly when the plan to employ Douglas Smith at $10,000 jumps out at other organizers. Does this mean the city is now setting a precedent to include a salary to pay event coordinators (like Mr. Smith) to organize festivals? My advice to the mayor and city council who are advocating for this grant, give your heads a shake. Taxpayers will not support this grant. Transparency and openness has truly diminished from this council over the past three years. This, and some of the other money-wasting plans, certainly do not impress me as a voter.

My advice to Uptown Business Association is to put your businesses and volunteers to work to raise funds and seek paid vendor participation. Your grant should not be more than what others receive for a one-shot festival. A festival that benefits your businesses and out-oftown vendors who pay to participate. John Ashdown, New Westminster

Fire cleanup is heartening Dear Editor:

I’m really happy to see movement and progress on the Columbia fire site. I know several owners of shops who lost everything in that unfortunate event and this now gives them some closure. An opportunity to move forward and pick up the pieces is a healthy step to new growth. The last six months have been challenging for everyone in New Westminster, and I feel, in a way, this will give our community something positive to anticipate for the upcoming months of growth, rebuilding, and a stronger sense of kinship and support. Richard Dolmat, New Westminster

Density: City must proceed wisely ◗ continued from page 6

may also experience feelings of discomfort and distress. Buildings can have that effect. Continue walking along towards Quayside and notice that as you pass the Inn at the Quay, your view extends almost as far as the eye can see beyond the existing buildings. These are called “glimpse” views, and they are a key design feature of Vancouver and other cities worldwide that recognize the significance of visual beauty in city design. New Westminster has these views from hundreds of vantage points already; it’s one of the charms of the city. Before you go too much farther, imagine two new 33-storey buildings rising out of the parking lot between the McGinnis overpass and the river. Now add a third building at least the same height, just west of the McGinnis at the end of Carnarvon Street. Initial proposals suggest somewhere around 1,000 or more units somewhere between 500 and 100 square feet between these three.

All three buildings are proposing above-ground parking, too. Yet more endless new facade to scoot past. Keep in mind, too, that Larco is also waiting in the wings with its contribution to the waterfront. Now imagine these three new buildings inserted into the visual picture you took back at Pier Park. Kind of puts a different twist on the concept of massing, doesn’t it? They pretty much fill the airspace where you used to be able to see to the ocean. Consider the multitude of other perspectives in the area that will be affected if this goes badly. The mass of grey concrete visible from everywhere, lost light, isolation of existing longtime medium density residents, parking confusion in an already ridiculously congested area, lack of loading zones, traffic congestion to add to the trucking mess already there, the hubbub of TransLink and rail lines on top of it, years of construction, pedestrians mixed in everywhere – you get the picture. New Westminster could end up with a riverfront

and west entrance like a huge concrete cliff. Maybe it’s time to define “iconic” more empirically so that quality of life stays in the equation. It just doesn’t conjure up a picture of a vibrant, transit-oriented community with long-term appeal to the broadest range of people. But I’m sure the developer’s people can take care of that. Question is, at the end of it all, is our sense of community enhanced, is the west entrance to the city truly iconic, is livability improved? What will it look like in 20 years? Are families, seniors, young happy there? Or is the city lumbered with a worse mess than what was there when it all began? New Westminster has stumbled in the past, the results of which may remain with us well into the future, but when it comes to distributing density and mass downtown, we have to get clumps of the right kind, in the right place because they are there for good, and everyone should still be able to enjoy the view.

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Tracey Davies understands how difficult leaving the family home can be. She’s a Park Georgia Realty professional with more than a decade of experience helping her clients deal with downsizing. Born and raised in New Westminster, she knows the market well and has helped many clients make the transition from their current home to a smaller one.

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the help of your Realtor®, you’ll have to establish what furniture will fit into your new space. “It’s a huge lifestyle change going from a home to a condominium,” she says. “In addition to de-cluttering, there are issues of strata fees to consider and the importance of having amenities, such as your doctor and grocery store, close by.”

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The Bottom Line: “At the end of the day, downsizers must feel comfortable and be involved in every step of the process,” says Davies. “Whether downsizing is a necessity or simply makes good money sense, the task can seem intimidating. My job is to make it as painless as possible.”

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Working out to conquer cancer

Tanya Maglio is combining her love of zumba with her goal to see a cure for cancer. The New Westminster woman is teaching her zumba class at the B.C. Cancer Foundation’s inaugural Workout to Conquer Cancer event that is raising funds for cancer research throughout communities in British Columbia. Maglio’s mother, Dorothy, who died from metastatic cancer in 2006, was treated at the B.C. Cancer Agency. “I miss my mom dearly, and life isn’t the same without her,” she said in

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◗ IN THE GAME

Jr. B Steelers lose in four straight ◗P24 Intercollegiate season comes down to final weekend ◗P24

SECTION COORDINATOR Tom Berridge, 604-444-3022 • tberridge@royalcityrecord.com

Hyack girls will miss B.C.s

N.W. boys bested by Saints BY TOM BERRIDGE SPORTS EDITOR tberridge@royalcityrecord.com

BY TOM BERRIDGE SPORTS EDITOR tberridge@royalcityrecord.com

Amanda Zacharuk played the final game of her five-year career on the New Westminster senior girls’ basketball team on Tuesday The third-year team captain scored a team-best 21 points in New West’s 69-42 loss to Salmon Arm in a final provincial wild card matchup played in South Kamloops. The Hyacks, Lower Mainland No. 5, trailed Salmon Arm 24-22 at halftime. Hyack head coach Doug Woodward took responsibility for the loss, citing a change in defensive strategy in the second half. The long drive to Kamloops also played a factor, said Woodward. Princess Frias and Lauren Denusik chipped in with nine and six points, respectively.

Hyack product wins gold in relays

The New Westminster Hyack girls lost their opening game at the B.C. high school junior basketball championships, falling 48-34 to Riverside at the Langley Events Centre on Wednesday. Hyack player of the game Justice Steer led New West with 10 points, while Madisen Obrovac had nine. Celia Palmer also chipped in with six points. St. Thomas more also lost its opening game.

Hyack Swim Club product Stefan Milosevic and the University of British Columbia’s men’s 800-metre freestyle relay team – including Jonathan Brown, Justin Chan and Coleman Allen – capped off Day 2 of the Canadian Interuniversity Sports swim championships with a record-breaking performance. The Thunderbird team bettered their program’s 2003 record, shaving more than one second off the previous mark with a winning time of 7:09.50. Allen, the Canada West swimmer of the year, led UBC’s men with two individual gold medals in

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the 200 freestyle and 100 butterfly, the Thunderbirds came out on top bettering his own CIS record in the by three-tenths of a second over the Dinos. fly with a time of 51.88 seconds. Milosevic also placed Allen also joined teamninth, winning the B final mates Luke Peddie, Sergey of the men’s 200m freestyle Holson and freshman in a time of 1:48.33. Milosevic, a Cariboo Hill The UBC women won Secondary School grad, to a third straight CIS aggrewin UBC’s fourth-straight gate title far outdistancing gold medal in the 400 freerunner-up University of style relay. Montreal for top spot. The last race of the The Thunderbird men’s night summed up the team placed second behind men’s standings perfectly as UBC, Toronto and Stefan Milosevic: CIS champion University of Toronto by less than 90 Calgary exchanged the Relay gold points. lead numerous times, but

Royal City rinks win golds at Winter Games Tom Berridge sports editor

Two teams from the Royal City Curling Club gave New Westminster its only gold medal at the B.C. Winter Games. The juvenile women’s team of skip Dezaray Hawes and the juvenile men’s team of Brayden Carpenter both topped the podium at the biennial Games, held this year in Mission.

Team Hawes, including third Cailin Cooke, Second Jaymee Lynn and lead Everly Royea, started with a decisive 14-5 victory over Team Walgren, from Nelson. They hit a snag in their second draw at the Mission Granite Curling Club, falling 4-2 to eventual bronze medallists Team Tinkler from the Juan de Fuca, but bounced back the following day, winning both their draws and the chance to

play in the final. Hawse made no mistake, scoring an emphatic 8-1 victory over Team Connell from Prince George in the gold-medal final. Team Carpenter, rounded out by third Tyler Proctor, second Breyden Chong and lead Horace Mak of New Westminster, defeated Team Ueda from the North Shore Winter Club 5-4, scoring a deuce in the eighth and a game-

winning steal in the ninth in the gold-medal final. Delta Fraser River zone 4’s ringette team, including New West’s Natalie Manson, Kristen Hunter and Brook Valancius, took the silver medal in the final against Thompson/ Okanagan. “The B.C. Winter Games is an incredible opportunity, and I am so happy and honoured to be part of it,” said 14-year-old Manson in an email. “This whole

experience had been amazing.” The zone girls’ hockey team, including Melissa Phillips and Hailee Piendl, also brought home a silver medal from the Games. Ivana Ilkic earned an individual bronze medal in women’s under-40 kilogram judo. Zone 4 garnered 23 team gold medals, while placing fourth behind overall aggregate winner Fraser Valley.

Unranked New Westminster gave it a good shot at the Lower Mainland quad A high school boys’ basketball championships. The Hyacks threw a third-quarter scare into the St. George’s Saints before succumbing 100-72 at the Richmond Olympic Oval on Wednesday. Darwin Colita led the Hyacks with 16 points, while fellow senior Peter Szinku chipped in with 15. Trailing 53-41 at halftime, New West went on a 13-2 run to start the third quarter capped by a Szinku layin that shaved the deficit to a single point. But that was a close as the Hyacks got. “They hit a bunch of threes and we didn’t get the stops, and their big guy was outrebounding us,” said Szinku after the game. The loss eliminated New Westminster from further provincial qualifying. “We couldn’t find the one (point),” said Hyacks coach Peter Sommerfeldt. “We had our successes. We played hard right to the buzzer.” In semifinal action, Burnaby South lost to No. 7-ranked Vancouver College 86-70, despite a game-high 25 points from wing Martin Bogajev. “It was like we didn’t come out. I don’t think we came out hard enough, and they came out really hard,” said Bogajev. “They played good and we played bad.” In Lower Mainland AAA boys’ play, St. Thomas More qualified for the B.C.’s and a shot at the Mainland title, following an 85-70 victory over McNair. Byrne Creek also stayed alive, defeating Lord Byng 77-71. Stanley Ho and Bodi Geoffrey paced the Bulldogs with 15 points apiece. Junior guard Malik Holmes drained four straight free throws down the stretch that quelled a late Lord Byng rally. “It was a two-point game at one stretch and (Malik) hit those four free throws and we didn’t look back,” said Byrne Creek head coach Bal Dhillon. Medal games will be played at the Richmond Oval on Friday.


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CIRCLE THE WAGON by Maria Tallarico

Jason Lang/THE RECORD

It’s over: The Grandview Steelers, in white, exited the Pacific Junior Hockey League playoffs in four straight games, following a 7-2 loss to the Richmond Sockeyes in their first round best-of-seven series at the Burnaby Winter Club on Wednesday.

Season comes down to final weekend Simon Fraser University held on to its tenuous hold on first place in the B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League following a winless road trip last week. The Clan earned a single point, while dropping a 4-3 decision to Eastern Washington University in a shootout on Feb. 21. Second star Aaron Enns sent the game to extra time with SFU’s second goal of the third period and less than two minutes to play. On the following day, SFU then fell 32 to second-place and defending league champion Selkirk College in Castlegar.

Andrew Parent garnered the game’s second star, stopping 35 shots in goal for the Clan. Jared Eng tied the score 2-2 late in the middle period with a shorthanded goal. Simon Fraser wraps up its regular season on Vancouver Island against the University of Victoria on Saturday. Selkirk, which trails SFU by a single point in the current standings, has two games left this weekend. The first round of BCIHL playoffs starts on March 7.

For every diner there must be a bistro - well, that’s our new philosophy since trying Bistro Wagon Rouge, sister restaurant of popular East Village breakfast spot Red Wagon. The brightest stars in the standout meal included the steak tartare (made fresh behind the bar, a creative way to squeeze the most out of the small space) and topped with an egg yolk as bright as the sun ($10) and tender beef cheek bourguignon ($19), which is sure to become the staple crowd-pleaser. A taste of France in East Van? C’est bon. 1869 Powell St.,Vancouver Read more on vitamindaily.com

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The Flying Pig has become a favourite dining spot since opening in 2011, but that can mean a long (but well-worth it) wait for a table. If you have only a few precious minutes at lunchtime, The Side Door at The Flying Pig is now open at the Gastown location.

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Dispatches from London Fashion Week via our guest blogger Zoe Alexander. Sometimes the real runway action is outside the shows, with photographers and bloggers clamouring to get the best photos of stand-out street style (think socialites, editors, and just the plain ol’ fabulous people). Read more on www.vitamindaily.com

This year’s key high profile attendee’s include: Kirk McLean, Cliff Ronning, Dave Babych, Darcy Rota, Orland Kurtenbach and Guest Coach Ernie“Punch”McLean returns to Queens Park Arena (former coach of New Westminster Bruins form 1970’s 80’s) along with the voice of the CANUCKS Jim Robson and John Ashbridge and From Lacrosse, Hall of Famers Paul Parnell Guest Coach and Wayne Goss Honorary Captain

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Meat Department Old Dutch Potato Chips, Restaurante Tortilla Chips or Salsa

4.49

SAVE

36%

Island Farms Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt

Level Ground Organic Fair Trade Coffee

7.99

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30%

from

33%

product of

Columbia/Tanzania

assorted varieties

19.99

Granola King Hand Made Granola

25% SAVE from

31%

SAVE

product of Canada

33%

2/2.98

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+deposit +eco fee

30%

product of USA

Bakery Department

2/4.98

5.99

Natural Factors Ultimate Multi Probiotic

15.99-32.99

60-120 vegicaps

Natural Factors advanced probiotic supplements are designed based on the latest science and make it easy to choose the right formula for you.

4.99

Kiss My Face Olive Soap assorted varieties

2/6.00

512g

Gluten Free

Derma E Facial Care

Chocolate Cake Loaf or Banana Bread

Bechtle Egg Noodles

assorted varieties

thin or broad

regular or egg & dairy free

2/6.98

3.49

2.49

500g • product of Germany

230g

Olive oil antioxidant properties are legendary for nourishing skin and fighting the signs of aging.

Dofino Harvarti Cheese 200g • product of Canada

Health Care Department

package of 12

Choices Bakery Gluten Free Fluffy White or Whole Grain Bread

product of USA

185g • product of Canada

20% off

assorted varieties

680ml

assorted varieties

product of Chile

Choices’ Own Cookies

6.99

Earth’s Choice Organic Rice Cakes

170g • product of Asia

3.99 6.99

product of Canada

2.98lb/ 6.57kg

Nine Bean Soup Mix

assorted varieties

340-430g

each

Bulk Department

Cucina Fresca Pasta and Sauce

assorted varieties

1L

Gold Seal Chunk or Flaked Light Tuna

8, 16 or 32 oz reg 3.49-8.99

Rao’s Pasta Sauce

regular or with pineapple

SAVE

8.99

30%

946ml

2.98

2.99-8.49

280-454g • reg 4.99-7.99

assorted varieties

Guatemala Grown Whole Cantaloupe Melons

assorted varieties

product of USA

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product of Mexico

Fresh Hot Soup

213-227g

Rocky Mountain Flatbread Frozen Artisan Pizzas

3/5.97

3.99

2/6.00

39%

product of Canada

Coco Libre Organic Coconut Water

assorted varieties

4.98lb/ 10.98kg

Red Seedless Grapes

Amy’s Kitchen Frozen Pot Pies

2 kg

assorted varieties

Deli Department

1L +deposit +eco fee product of South Africa

37%

23.99

Natur-A Beverages

2/5.00

SAVE

1L product of Canada

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1.65 L product of Canada

Cere’s 100% Juice

assorted varieties

30%

9.99lb/ 22.02kg

4.495.99

SAVE

300g

Uncle Luke’s Organic Maple Syrup

SAVE

Bison Sirloin Tip Steaks

assorted varieties

assorted varieties

Organic Green Asparagus

5.99lb/ 13.21kg

250g – 430ml product of Canada

44%

8x100g product of Canada

Grass Fed Forage Finished Lean Ground Beef

4/10.00

SAVE

Produce Department

assorted sizes

20% off

150g

Finding a Comfort-able Balance Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, mac and cheese, pie and ice cream. We all crave comfort foods like these at this time of year. They’re not always the most healthful foods, though. How do we enjoy them without worrying? The key is balance. Follow our go-to 80/20 rule: 80 percent of the time eat a healthy, predominantly plant-based diet (filling half of your plate with fruits and vegetables) then 20 percent of the time don’t stress about going for less-healthy favourites. Test this out during a Friday “Fright” night, where you take the focus off of health and relax with friends and family (or in your jammies with your cat) by indulging in end-of-the-week comfort-food treats. Although we’re here to help you achieve your healthy-eating goals, we understand the need for balance, too. Be okay with letting loose once a week to relax and decompress with good food. You can always get back on track the next day. 2013 - 2014 Awards. Your loyalty has helped Choices achieve these awards. Thank you!

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Taverna Greka

dineout N E W

Y ianni’s Greek Taverna

Spend St. Patricks Day at a Castle!

To make your next gathering extra memorable, whether it’s a birthday, wedding reception, or business event, Taverna Greka has two options for your entertainment needs that can accommodate all group sizes.

Entertainment!

We love to dance! Every Friday and Saturday evening our graceful belly dancers weave around tables. Tuesday’s enjoy soothing music for the soul by Rossi who performs several musical flavours from around the world including Latin, Spanish, Brazilian, Italian and Mediterranean.

543 - 6th Street, New Westminster

There’s something enticing about Greek food. Forget that it’s part of a passionate culture that makes a guest feel welcome the moment they walk through the door. The minute you enter Yianni’s Greek Taverna you will be seduced by the ambience, the aroma of the tantalizing Mediterranean cuisine and the down-home friendliness.

º Book The Day Off Now.. º Call in Sick at Work º Take a Mental Health Day º Make It a 3 day Long Weekend

Six years ago Paul Thandi took over the popular Greek restaurant in New Westminster. This quaint restaurant, which seats about 65 patrons inside and 16 comfortably outside on the patio, will conjure up images of a trendy little cafe in Crete. Using the colours of the region, the walls are painted in yellow honey, various shades of brown and the bottom half of the walls in a warm avocado reminiscent of a truly Mediterranean taverna.

ANY EXCUSE IS A GOOD EXCUSE TO BE IRISH FOR A DAY!

However, it’s the cuisine that will bring you back. The cold mezethes on the menu includes such guaranteed delights as the daily, fresh, homemade tzatziki, hommus and calamari. But the mezethakia (hot, sharable appetizers) is where the palate of an enthusiast can linger blissfully for days. Keftethakia, calamari and dolmathes will tantalize the taste buds. More than one local flocks for the exceptional roast lamb, Greek potatoes and for such favourites as their signature calamari or any one of the succulent souvlaki combinations, to name just a few. Paul infuses his mouth-watering selections with traditional ingredients that Greek cuisine is renowned for — garlic, olive oil, lemon and oregano. For those who prefer more traditional North American fare, no problem. Paul offers a Grade A New York steak and a steak and prawns combination guaranteed to melt in your mouth. Kim Thandi & Alex Bumbac TO VIEW MENU SCAN WITH

For reservations call

604-526-6651

326 Columbia Street, New Westminster www.taverna.ca

So relax, enjoy your meal and thank you for dining with us. Eleni, Koula and Lena

W E S T M I N S T E R

MONDAY MARCH 17TH | DOORS 11:00AM NOW TAKING RESERVATIONS UP TO 5:00PM

CALL TODAY! 604.544.4020

Next time you yearn for some authentic-style Greek cuisine call Paul at 604-523-0670. Yianni’s Greek Taverna is located at 543 Sixth Street. Visit the website for more information or to make a reservation at www. yiannisnewwest.com.


Royal Tandoori

LOCAL FOOD SERVED HERE

INDIAN RESTAURANT

One of the Lower Mainland’s hidden treasures. Famous for traditional nan bread, mango butter chicken and saag lamb. Vegetarian and curry dishes are a Royal Tandoori speciality.

ALL SEAFOOD DISHES

2 FOR 1

Chan’s Garden

NEW WESTMINSTER

Combination lunch dishes & soup

MARKET BISTRO

Equal or Lessor value. With the purchase of an appetizer • Dine In Only • Offer valid until March 15, 2014. Mention this ad.

810 Quayside Drive (@ River Market) New Westminster 778.379.0028

15% OFF FOOD BILL

Minimum total before taxes must be $50

• Offer valid until March 15, 2014. Mention this ad. Pickup only.

• FREE DELIVERY! Within 4 kms • FULLY LICENSED!

OPEN 6 DAYS A WEEK

• Open for Lunch and Dinner • Hours of Operation: Mon-Sat. 11:30-10, Sun 4-9

83 Sixth St., New Westminster 604-521-2247 For menu visit www.royaltandoori.ca

Voted best Indian Restaurant 9 years in a row!

OPEN 11am-9pm Sunday to Friday 4:30-10:00 pm on Saturday

232 6th Street, New Westminster 604.525.2611

NEW WEST’S OWN @ COLUMBIA PLAZA

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Vancouver Roll $

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Mango California Roll $7.95 Helen’s Roll

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Family Owned & Operated by the Chan family

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Royal City Record February 28 2014