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Ka-boom: The Hyack Anvil Battery continued its longstanding tradition of holding a 21-anvil salute in honour of Queen Victoria, the monarch who gave the Royal City its name, on Victoria Day, May 19. The salute was held once again at Queen’s Park Stadium.

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A future development on the waterfront is removing rental units so it can address a variety of community concerns. Bev Grieve, the city’s director of development services, said the developer of 1000 Quayside Dr. has made a number of “very positive” changes to the project to address concerns of council, staff and the community. Changes to the proposed development at 1000 Quayside Dr. include removing two storeys of the above-ground parking podi-

um by putting some parking underground and changing the massing of the buildings so lower buildings are closer to existing residences on 10th Street. In addition, the applicant has also eliminated 50 proposed rental units in the development to make other components of the project work. Staff aren’t concerned about the removal of rental units from the buildings because more than a thousand other rental units are currently proposed in the downtown. Jackie Teed, the city’s manager of planning, said one of the proposed towers has

been reduced by five storeys, which helps create a stepped feeling toward the existing lowrise development on 10th Street. The development would include 23and 28-storey towers and ground-oriented townhomes facing 10th Street, as well as at-grade commercial space and a pedestrian linkage between the McInnis overpass and the waterfront. In total, 528 units are proposed in the development. Grieve said the developers have spent a considerable amount of time addressing urban design of the podium. She said it

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Construction didn’t even let up during the official groundbreaking ceremony for École Fraser River Middle School on Thursday. Excavation carried on in the background while board chair Jonina Campbell, vice-chair Michael Ewen, Mayor Wayne Wright, Qayqayt Chief Rhonda Larrabee and North VancouverSeymour MLA Jane Thornthwaite spoke at the event. “We raised the question of should we shut things down or not, and basically decided that we would just keep things going, that the sooner this gets done the better,” Ewen said from the podium. Then, touching on the longawaited replacement for New Westminster Secondary School, Ewen added, “I don’t get to say much, other than it’s two down and one to go.” While the event was meant to mark construction of the middle school, which is part of the district’s bid to build three new schools in the city, the long-awaited high school seemed to be on the mind of the locals who spoke. The replacement of New Westminster Secondary School is the final piece in a three-school plan for the city, but the district and the province have yet to reach a project agreement to start construction to replace the 60-plusyear-old school. The high school was built over an old cemetery and, as a result, the province is still reviewing the complex and costly project.

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New school: New Westminster Mayor Wayne Wright, Qayqayt Chief Rhonda Larrabee, school board chair Jonina Campbell and North Vancouver-Seymour MLA Jane Thornthwaite plunge their shovels into the dirt at the official ground breaking ceremony for the new École Fraser River Middle School, slated to open in September 2015. Speaking from the podium, Campbell noted some people have suggested they build the high school elsewhere to avoid the site issues at the high school, but she noted that the city’s size is just 15 square kilometres. “I know a lot of people have suggested we build a high school somewhere else, and I said, ‘Where?’” Campbell said. “There just isn’t a lot of space.” Campbell also mentioned the city’s strong “partnership” in finding shared space with the district to help get the two schools built – along with the middle school, the

new École Qayqayt Elementary is slated to open in the fall. Wright also alluded to the city’s hope to get schools built in New Westminster. “City council and our citizens are so anxious to get the city schools up, because we are bringing the people in, we have the children being born here, we’ve got the children that need their education here, so the sooner the better … so don’t stop them from working,” Wright joked. Ewen started the event by acknowledging that they were on the traditional territory of the

Qayqayt First Nation and introduced Larabee, who offered a blessing for the new school, which is expected to open in September 2015. The B.C. government has committed approximately $19.8 million to create this new school in New West, Thornthwaite told the crowd. École Fraser River Middle School will have 20 classrooms for up to 500 students in grades 6 to 8. John Robson, built in 1928, will be torn down and replaced by the new school.

New Westminster attack-cat on the move Cat that sent two to hospital was protecting young BY THERESA MCMANUS REPORTER tmcmanus@royalcityrecord.com

A mama cat and her kittens are on the lam after attacks on humans. New Westminster Realtor Bryn Erin Ward and a client recently need-

ed to be treated in hospital after being attacked by the mother cat when viewing a local home. They were preparing to leave when the cat attacked, leaving both women with bite and scratch wounds. Ward, who managed to secure the cat in a bedroom, needed five stitches to her face. When the homeowner returned, Ward said the

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mother cat went after him and he also had to get a tetanus shot. According to Ward, the homeowner had been feeding the stray female cat and later brought it into the house, where it had kittens. “I guess he put them outside in a box. I know the humane society would have gone and picked them up, but I’m not allowed to

disclose the address,” she said. “He said he went back (and) they were gone.” While she hasn’t spoken to the homeowner directly, Ward was told the man was worried the mother cat may be put to sleep if it was taken to an agency because of its behaviour. “He thought if there is any cat that can make it in the wild with kittens that probably is the one.”

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Should MLA spending get more scrutiny? for elected officials. Up until now, what happened in But that will soon be changing – with Victoria stayed in Victoria – at least in a new system involving posting of MLA terms of many expenses clocked up by receipts online starting in September. MLAs. That will make it easier to Theoretically, there was tell exactly what taxpayers are a system in place for vetting footing the bill for. It should expenses. But as former proTHE RECORD also help to end the practice of vincial auditor general John hiding questionable expenses Doyle pointed out, the system in larger quarterly totals. was such a mess it was of little use in Not all MLAs have welcomed the figuring out who spent what. changes with open arms, hinting that Not surprisingly, correcting that has their integrity is being questioned. never been at the top of the priority list

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We’ve seldom had cause to question the expenses of our own MLAs. And we tend to believe that most politicians are honest enough – and, let’s face it, politically savvy enough – to spend within acceptable limits. But that hasn’t always been the case. Speaker Linda Reid became a particular flashpoint after it was revealed she had taken her husband on a taxpayerfunded trip to South Africa on the public dime, along with spending on a host of other out-of-province jaunts.

In posting receipts online, it doesn’t mean that every glass of orange juice or family visit will be questioned. But it could get politicians to think ahead of time about how their spending could be perceived. We all know no politician should utter words they wouldn’t want to see on the front page of the paper. That goes double for spending on the taxpayers’ dime. – Guest editorial from the North Shore News

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the years ahead. Our population is getting older, not younger, and that bodes well for more conservative political parties (older people are generally more conservative than younger folks). 2. Beware of polls. A series of polls by some of Canada’s top pollsters all suggested the NDP had a big lead among voters at the beginning of the election campaign and a smaller edge near the end but was still poised to take power. However, the pollsters did not sufficiently take into account the fact many of its younger respondents in their online samples didn’t actually intend to vote, thus skewing the results of the polls. It’s unlikely in the next election campaign that media coverage will be driven by pollsters. The polls created a false narrative last year (that the B.C. Liberals were tremendously unpopular and that voters wanted a change in government) that shaped all media coverage, and the media will be much warier next time around. 3. The televised leaders debate matters, and not for reasons you might think. The debate featuring B.C. Liberal leader Christy Clark and NDP leader Adrian Dix (and other leaders) was watched by a record-high audience and most post-debate analysis suggested it was a tie or that Dix somehow enjoyed a slight edge. In fact, later research showed ◗Debate Page 7

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Clark won the debate hands down. While it is true that Dix’s answers to questions were more detailed and specific, the average voter watching was impacted more by the two leaders’ appearance and presence on television. Clark came across as a positive, likeable and competent leader, while Dix looked angry, uncomfortable and shifty. It’s a reminder that the image, more than the content, often counts for more in politics. One need only recall the famous debates between John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon. Those listening on radio thought Nixon, the veteran, experienced vice-president who knew volumes about all topics discussed, was the winner. But those watching on television were captivated by the handsome, younger Kennedy. 4. Election campaigns

themselves also matter. Clark ran a masterful campaign that had an easily defined message that was constantly communicated. Always mindful to wear a hard hat at an industrial site each day, she talked about jobs and building an LNG industry that would generate tremendous amounts of money for the government. Dix and the NDP, on the other hand, ran an unfocused, hodge-podge of a campaign that lacked a central theme. It was almost as if they were mailing it in, thinking they had victory in the bag. A top NDP strategist told me after the campaign that he went back and reviewed all the television coverage, and realized his party had been whipped by a superior campaign. 5. As U.S. political strategist James Carville once famously said: “It’s the economy stupid.” Forget all the other

issues. When most voters (particularly older ones) cast their ballots, they are thinking about their wallets. The B.C. Liberals and Clark talked only about the economy, both before and during the election campaign. The NDP were all over the map, talking about child poverty, social services, even selling B.C. Place. And then there was the famous, critical “Kinder surprise” moment when Dix announced his opposition to the Kinder Morgan pipeline, thus mortally wounding his party’s hopes outside the Lower Mainland. The 2014 election was perhaps the most pivotal in B.C. history and one year later, it’s still worth taking a closer look at it. The lessons it offers hold the key to who wins in 2017. Keith Baldrey is chief political reporter for Global B.C.

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satisfactory to both sides and that we are able to get back to the business at hand, which is educating our students,” he said. Iker said he hopes the province will reach out to the union to prevent the job action from going ahead. “We will remain at the bargaining table. There are six days left before the first school will close. I encourage Christy Clark and (Education Minister) Peter Fassbender to be in touch to move off their unreasonable demands,” he said. According to the teachers’ union, if a deal cannot be reached after job action next week, the rotating strikes may continue “as necessary.” Fassbender said Tuesday afternoon he was disappointed in the BCTF decision but hoped a deal could still be reached. Negotiations between the teachers and the B.C. Public School Employers’ Association, which negotiates on behalf of the province, have been ongoing for 16 months. The first stage of job action began in April and involved teachers not liaising with school administrators. In addition to smaller class sizes and a shorter contract, B.C. teachers are asking for a 13.75 per cent wage increase over four years. The wage offer from the B.C. Public School Employers’ Association is currently at 6.5 per cent over six years. For the latest developments on this story, visit www.royal cityrecord.com.

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rejecting rental housing. Coun. Betty McIntosh pointed out that units in the development could become rental once the development is built. Coun. Jonathan Cote said the project deals with two competing city initiatives – support of rental housing and creation of good urban design. At this particular site, he believes that good urban design offers a greater benefit for the community, especially since rental housing made up only a small part of the development. “A lot of these condominium units will actually be rental units,” said Mark Kopinya, a development manager with Bosa Properties. “While they are not going to be purpose-built, we usually do not restrict rental buildings from strata units.” Coun. Chuck Puchmayr believes

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said the city could sit down with the business owner and operator and address particular issues regarding the site. Coun. Betty McIntosh said the site forNew Westminster wants more information about a recycling facility that’s coming merly housed a paper manufacturing plant, so the new facility simply brings a new to Queensborough. Multi-Material B.C. has selected Green By industrial use to the property. She said it’s Nature to manage operations of a 179,000- unlikely that trucks would be going through square-foot facility on Gifford Street that the casino parking lot, as that didn’t occur with the previous business on the will open in 2015. site. Coun. Bill Harper said the city “This has been an industrial has little information about the area forever,” she said. “I don’t proposal and asked staff to report share the concerns councillors back with analysis about potential have been mentioning.” impacts of the facility. He’d like Coun. Chuck Puchmayr said to get more information such as he’d like to have information about the number of vehicles and trucks questions such as the facility’s accessing the site and the time of hours, nature of work taking place day the facility will be operating. on the site and traffic volumes. He “This could be quite detrimennoted that trucks could potentially tal, particularly to the casino,” he Bill Harper impact local roads. said. “These trucks could be drivconcerned Harper suggested it could be ing through their parking lot.” “seriously problematic” if the Harper said he found it “astounding” that council members had facility ended up being the Multi-Material never heard about the facility until they B.C. main plastic recycling facility in the Lower Mainland. read about it in the newspaper. According to the Multi-Material B.C. Bev Grieve, the city’s director of development services, said staff approved a busi- website, it will take on the management of ness licence for the contractor as the usages end-of-life packing and printed paper in conform to the site’s zoning. “Our normal British Columbia. It’s also expected to enable B.C. residents practice is if a business is in accordance with to recycle new categories of packaging that the zoning on the site, we will approve it.” Grieve said the licence didn’t state that aren’t always available in current curbit was related to the Multi-Material B.C. side or depot recycling programs, including milk cartons, foam polystyrene, plant pots, program. Even though a business licence has been aluminum foil packaging, plastic film packapproved, city administrator Lisa Spitale aging and drink cups. BY THERESA MCMANUS REPORTER tmcmanus@royalcityrecord.com

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Classic British comedy onstage

Fawlty Towers is back. The renowned BBC comedy series came to life on the New West stage last season with a highly successful production by the Vagabond Players. Now it’s back – with three new episodes onstage for the final production of the Vagabond Players’ 2013/14 season. More Fawlty Towers stars Ryan J. Johnson as the hotel owner, Basil, Nancy Ebert as his wife, Sybil, William Valenzuela as the waiter Manuel and Ally Schuurman as the chambermaid Polly. “All three segments are guaranteed to have audiences rolling in the aisles,” a press release promises. The Germans is described as a “hysterical romp that combines falling moose heads, aborted fire drills and a group of visitors who Basil manages to offend every time he opens his mouth in spite of his vow not to mention the war.” In Gourmet Night, Basil and Sybil attempt to raise the tone of the hotel, “but with a drunken chef and a mangled duck, the outcome is predictably disastrous.” Waldorf Salad brings a loud and demanding American guest to the hotel, and Basil prods Manuel along in an attempt to placate the new visitor. A host of other performers appear throughout the night as various hotel guests. The release notes that last year’s Fawlty Towers was so popular that many shows were sold out and people were unable to get tickets, so early reservations are encouraged. More Fawlty Towers runs May 29 to June 21, with shows at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 regular, or $13 for students and seniors. Reserve by calling 604-5210412 or emailing reservations@vagabond players.ca. Check out www.vagabondplayers.ca for more.

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of it, tells the story of Philomena Lee, a young unwed woman who was forced by Catholic authorities in 1950s Ireland to give up her child for adoption. After 50 years of searching for her son without any luck, Philomena convinces a recently unemployed journalist named Martin Sixsmith to help her. It’s based on a real-life story, the book by Sixsmith

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On exhibit: Robert Jess Marshall’s work is featured at the Arts Council of New Westminster gallery in Nature’s Enchantment, on until May 31.

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Westminster gallery yet? This month, the arts council is showing Nature’s Enchantment, by Robert Jess Marshall. Marshall, who was born and raised in the B.C. Interior and is part Modoc First Nations, has more than 20 years’ experience as a professional fine artist. A press release describes his painting style as “impressionistic with shimmering vibrant colours, rich textures and detailed brushstrokes with heavy impasto.” His work includes landscapes, still life and figurative work, and his studies

of a variety of spiritual and worldly philosophies have influenced his artistic work. “In my paintings I want to capture the light and mood of my subject matter,” he explains in an artist’s statement. “I want to portray the magic that is in all life, whether it’s a gentle breeze on a warm summer’s day, the radiant colours of a sunset or the simple elegance of a flower. Trees have special significance to me. They have their own personality, giving them the uniqueness that inspires me.” The arts council gallery is in Centennial Lodge,

Queen’s Park. The exhibition runs to May 31 and is open daily, except Mondays, from 1 to 5 p.m. Check out www. artscouncilnewwest.org for more about the gallery and what’s happening with the arts council. Do you have an item for Lively City? Send arts and entertainment ideas to Julie, jmaclellan@royalcityrecord. com, or find her on Twitter, @juliemaclellan.

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Please join us at our second Open House for the Riverview Lands. Two Open Houses have been scheduled to discuss goals and priorities for the future of Riverview. Date: Saturday, May 24, 2014 Time: 2:00pm – 6:00pm (Drop-In) Place: Dogwood Pavilion, Mike Butler Room 624 Poirier Street, Coquitlam (Entrance off Winslow Avenue) Date: Wednesday, May 28, 2014 Time: 4:30pm – 7:30pm (Drop-In) Place: Kyle Centre 125 Kyle Street, Port Moody (Entrance off St. Andrews Street) If you cannot attend the open house in person, please visit our website, www.renewingriverview.com, where you can participate in our online open house starting May 25, 2014. You can also contact us at: t: 604.439.8577 | e: questions@renewingriverview.com m: 1700 - 4555 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC, V5H 4V8

Thank You to Our Nurses “On behalf of Crossroads Hospice Society I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to the amazing nurses at Crossroads Inlet Centre Hospice and in all our community hospitals. We are so blessed to be working side by side with this dedicated group of Fraser Health nurses. They give so much of themselves on a daily basis, providing the best end of life care for our patients and their families. It is because of their professionalism, compassion and expertise that we are able to continue to provide exemplary care. Thank you to each and every one of you!”

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Crossing generations: Meagan Schlee-Bedard, left, and Margo Prentice worked together on the awardwinning Heart 2 Art program.

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An innovative arts program that brought youth and seniors together has earned the City of New Westminster an award. The city has won a provincial Award of Excellence from the B.C. Recreation and Parks Association for its Heart 2 Art program. The program brought together youth and seniors to foster their creativity and learn from one another. One senior and one youth were teamed up with a professional artist to create intergenerational art workshops in five selected areas: spoken word, theatre, mosaic, digital photography and variety. They then presented those work-

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a small fee. Concession proceeds will go toward all-wheel park summer programs. The Queensborough Community Centre is located at 920 Ewen Ave. For more information, call 604-525-7388.

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he force will be with you at a Star Wars theme day at the Queensborough New Westminster city Community Centre. councillor and former The event, taking place MLA Chuck Puchmayr on Sunday, May has been elected 25 from 9 a.m. to president. 3 p.m., includes a Delegates movie marathon, at the Lower crafts, games Mainland Local and concession. Government Costumes are Association at the optional, but it’s organization’s likely there will recent conferbe a few Darth ence in Whistler Vaders at the elected Puchmayr bash. Chuck Puchmayr as the group’s The Knights president. city councillor of Columbus are “It’s a real offering a family pancake honour to have the supbreakfast from 9 to 11 a.m. port of the delegates of (prices range from $3 to the LMLGA,” Puchmayr $7), and snacks and supsaid. “This organization plies will be available for has become a powerful

City working to encourage voters

The City of New Westminster will attempt to encourage voter turnout in municipal elections. Coun. Jonathan Cote said some people feel overwhelmed by the municipal election process and the number of candidates on the ballot. He suggested one way to help improve voter turnout would be to create an election page on the city’s website so residents are better informed about municipal elections. Council directed staff to investigate options for enhancing the city’s website to encourage higher voter turnout by including short biographies of candidates and a summary of the roles of school trustee and city council candidates. – Theresa McManus

voice for the constituents we represent and I look forward to continuing the important work before us.” The Lower Mainland Local Government Association is one of five area associations of the Union of B.C. Municipalities and works to enhance local government services and promote the overall well-being of residents and association members.

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Royal City residents can test drive a new Ford for free – and contribute to a local school. KeyWest Ford New

Westminster is holding a community test drive fundraiser on Saturday, May 31 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at École John Robson School. It will donate $20 to the school’s parent advisory council for every test drive of a new Ford. Alternatively, people can donate $5 and take a ride in a vintage Bugatti. The Community Test Drive fundraiser also features food, activities for the family, and a chance to meet former Vancouver Canucks goalie Kirk McLean from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Money raised will help pay for field trips, supplies and a playground

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Parents protest

ACORN Canada chose Mother’s Day as the day to shine a spotlight on a provincial concern. Single parents and ACORN members held a “poverty potluck” in front of the New Westminster social assistance office on Mother’s Day to demonstrate the need for the provincial government to stop clawing back child support payments from poor families. Parents, health and political officials spoke

about the social determinants of health and about how this clawback negatively impacts low-income British Columbians. The province currently requires people receiving income assistance to pay back any money they receive for child support. Parents say the policy negatively impacts their health because they can’t afford to buy healthy food. Do you have an item for Around Town? Send ideas of community interest to Theresa, tmcmanus@royal cityrecord.com. You can also find her on Twitter, @ TheresaMcManus, and follow her blog, Only in New West, at www.royalcityrecord.com.


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Angelo named to Fraser River Hall of Fame A man whose passion for the Fraser including the successful restoration of River knows no depths is the latest induct- heavily damaged urban streams such as Guichon Creek in Burnaby and Still Creek ee into the Fraser River Hall of Fame. Mark Angelo was nominated for in Vancouver. Angelo’s latest project River his decades of passionate advocacy for Blue, a feature-length documentary that waterways throughout British Columbia, addresses the need to protect all rivers and Canada and the world, and specifically entailed a round-the-world journey, is due for his work here at home on the Fraser in theatres later this year. Angelo is also the founder and chair River. He will be inducted into the Fraser River Hall of Fame on Nov. 6 at Discovery of B.C. Rivers Day and World Rivers Day, an event now celebrated by milCentre. lions of people in more than 60 “Mr. Angelo’s passion and countries. As rivers chair for the dedication for rivers all over the Outdoor Recreational Council of world is vast and inspiring. His B.C., he coordinated the compilawork right here at home is exception of B.C.’s annual “most endantional and most deserving of the gered rivers,” which provides a Fraser River Hall of Fame honsnapshot of the issues and threats our,” Catherine Ouellet-Martin, that face the province’s rivers and executive director of Fraser River their ecological health. Discovery Centre, said in a press For further details and tickrelease. “For decades, Mr. Angelo et information, please visit the has directed his effort to the resto- Mark Angelo ration and conservation of creeks conservationist Fraser River Discovery Centre’s website at www.fraserriver and streams, as well as major rivers of the Fraser River Basin, applying discovery.org. Tickets to the Fraser River will be availthe same unending passion and inspiring dedication each and every time. His work able for purchase starting in August and yields results and continuity by engaging can be obtained by calling 604-521-8401 or email info@fraserriverdiscovery.org. partners and champions.” The Fraser River Discovery Centre Fraser River Discovery Centre established the hall of fame in 1991 to recognize Society operates the Fraser River Discovery and honour individuals or organizations Centre, which seeks to showcase the river’s that have made significant and notewor- role in shaping B.C.’s ecological, cultural thy contributions to the health and sus- and economic diversity. Located at 788 tainability of the Fraser River, its culture, Quayside Dr., Discovery Centre is open Wednesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., people, industry and environment. In the past four decades Angelo has and admission to the exhibit galleries is by played a leadership role in numerous river donation. – Theresa McManus conservation and restoration initiatives,

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repair, because $500 or $800 is still cheaper than a new car. RAY: But then, a year later, you realize you’ve spent $2,000 keeping the car limping along. And then the transmission goes. TOM: So there’s an economic argument for giving up on the Sienna, as well as a very good safety and reliability argument, for giving up on the Sienna RAY: If it were my wife ◗Click and Clack Page 22


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Your journey starts here.

Free car-seat installation clinic Children are our most precious cargo, but when parents don’t know proper car-seat safety procedures, they put their children’s lives at risk on the roads. That’s why one local auto dealer is helping to put on a car-seat installa-

tion workshop. On June 1, Carter Chevrolet Cadillac Buick GMC Burnaby Ltd. will roll out the new Chevrolet Safe and Sure Child Car Seat Installation Workshop program with a little help from Parachute, a Canadian charity dedicat-

ed to preventing injuries and saving lives. Parachute will be on hand at the Carter dealership at 4550 Lougheed Hwy. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. offering free oneon-one workshops with a certified car-seat technician who will teach families

and caregivers how to use and install car seats in any vehicle so children are safe for every ride no matter the make or model of their vehicle. Appointment registration is available in advance of this workshop at www. safeandsure.ca.

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Safe and sure: Take in a free child car-seat workshop

with a certified car-seat technician next month.

Click and Clack: Is it time to ditch the old vehicle? ◗ continued from page 21

and daughter, I’d give thanks for the 260,000 good miles I got out of the Sienna, sell it for a few hundred bucks and get something much newer and safer for you guys. TOM: If he can’t be persuaded to do that (I’m guessing from your description that he’s cheap and stubborn), then the next-best option is to tell him you’ll drive it locally, but when you have to drive your daughter to faraway dance competitions, you’ll rent a car. RAY: That’ll cost $100 or $200 each time you have to go out of town. And you guys will have to weigh spending that money on rental cars versus investing it in a newer, safer, more reliable car. But either way, you’ll be safer on those

long, out-of-town trips. TOM: And if he refuses to go along with even that compromise? Well, far be it from us to suggest anything under-handed, Jeannie. But if you happen to drive to, say, Montana for a dance competition, and are so stressed about the car breaking down that you forget to top up the oil before heading home, and then you keep driving after the oil light comes on, you’ll seize the engine and finish off that Sienna once and for all. RAY: We’re absolutely not suggesting that you do that. But if you do, bring a credit card, sandwiches and plenty of space blankets with you. Good luck, Jeannie. Visit the Car Talk website at www.cartalk.com.

KIA - CORRECTION NOTICE Please note the following correction to the Kia Canada newspaper insert advertisement which is planned to arrive in your local newspaper between May 12 to 31, 2014. The advertised price for the 2014 Rondo included a 6-speed automatic transmission in error. The correct feature is a 6-speed manual transmission. Please note that the disclaimer below the offer indicated that the price is based on 2014 Rondo LX MT (RN551E). WE SINCERELY APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVIENCE THIS MAY HAVE CAUSED

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◗ IN THE GAME

Royals stopped by Wenatchee ◗P24 Ranford a shining Star ◗P24

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

B.C. wins fifth straight netball title BY TOM BERRIDGE SPORTS EDITOR tberridge@royalcityrecord.com

Team British Columbia is finding its stride at home. B.C. won its fifth consecutive Canadian national open women’s netball title and third straight as host, following a 48-34 victory over Ontario at the Fortius centre in Burnaby on Sunday. Team B.C. broke open a tightly played first half, outscoring Ontario 15-4 in a pivotal third quarter. Leading 23-20 at the half time interval, B.C. team veteran goal attack Maralyn Hope scored 12 of her team’s final 14 points in the third quarter en route to the game’s biggest lead at 38-24. The two teams played the final period even, ensuring B.C. of the win. “The difference was we stuck to our B.C. game, every little turnaround we capitalized on it,” said 10year goal defense veteran Shawnette Cockburn, who exemplified the team’s winning effort with a forced turnover at midcourt as the game ended. While, B.C. has won the last five Canadian titles, its record as hosts of the nationals has been little better than .500. “Actually, this was one of the better (wins), said Cockburn. “It was goalfor-goal for so long, but we just couldn’t relax. … We were forced to keep up the pace.”

Delta doubles junior ’Bellies

BY TOM BERRIDGE SPORTS EDITOR tberridge@royalcityrecord.com

For more photos, scan with Layar Jason Lang/THE RECORD

Ya gotta have Hope: Veteran goal attack Maralyn Hope, with ball, had a huge third quarter to lead B.C. to a 48-34 victory over Ontario in the title game at the Canadian national netball championships at Fortius. Amonda Francis, who played goal keeper beside Cockburn on the B.C. squad enjoyed her fifth consecutive title. “We’ve had a good string going,” said the former university and Douglas College all-star basketball player. “I’ve won every single time I’ve competed at the nation-

als, but no one here could have done it without Ann (Willcocks). She’s the heart and soul.” “We’ve broken the back of that jinx of playing at home,” said Willcocks, a Burnaby Sports Hall of Fame inductee and B.C. netball association president. “We have a good grass

roots program. What the players say is they like the positiveness of the program. They like it and they stick with it.” One of the keys is how the older women mentor the younger players, working at team spirit as much as developing fundamentals, added Willcocks. “The roots go deep, but

we work hard on developing our skills.” B.C’s under-23 team, including seven women from Burnaby, easily won its divisional national title, winning all three games it played, including a 5414 victory over runner-up Alberta. Twitter @ ThomasBerridge

’Bellies looking for a happy anniversary BY TOM BERRIDGE SPORTS EDITOR tberridge@royalcityrecord.com

The New Westminster Salmonbellies turn 125 this season, but it won’t be a happy anniversary if the team misses the playoffs for a third straight season. The senior A Salmonbellies have their work cut out for themselves this season to get back to those not-so-long-ago glory days of three consecutive Mann Cup appearances after two missed playoffs in 2012 and ’13. Last season, New West was one of the lowest scoring teams in the seven-team Western Lacrosse Association while also sporting the worst road record in the league. The ’Bellies special teams were among the worst in the league, producing just 27 goals on the power play – the lowest in the WLA last season. The team’s one bright spot was

allowing a league-low three goals while shorthanded. But it’s not all statistical doom and gloom, the reality is New West will also start the season without five of last year’s top-10 point-getters. Tom Johnson was released and Kevin Crowley was unable to commit to a minimum 12 games and so won’t be back. Ilija and Alex Gajic were both traded to Burnaby in the off season for Colton Clark. Older brother Nenad Gajic is working an afternoon shift with the City of Burnaby and likely won’t be available this summer. Tyler Richards also went over to the Lakers in a trade. It all leaves a lot more holes in a Salmonbellie lineup that had trouble filling most of them last season. But second-year head coach Steve Goodwin is far from waving

the white flag. “We had to make some changes,” said Goodwin. “We feel we have a good blend of veterans and newcomers.” Jordan McBride, who led the team in scoring last year with 31 goals and 63 points, will be looked upon to carry a load of ammunition again this year. The ’Bellies must also hope they can get a maximum commitment in games and output from pro field lacrosse star Logan Schuss and a second season of success from sophomore Keegan Bal. New West finally revealed its well-kept plan with the recent acquisition of two-time Minto Cup goalie Alexis Buque, but that addition was also tempered with the retirement of defenders Wade Dewolff and Kevin Lunnie. It could put even more of a spotlight than necessary on the expectations for incoming draftees

Reid Reinholdt, Sean Lundstrom and Brendan Ranford, who is currently enjoying a playoff run to the Western conference final with the Texas Stars in the American Hockey League’s Calder Cup. “What I want to do is I want us to be fast and aggressive,” said Goodwin. “We will take risks with a young team, but that’s what we’re going to do. We’re looking to speed up the game.” Not necessarily an easy task after the first two league games to date produced no team scoring in double digits. Queen’s Park fans will be happy to hear that team sparkplug Tyler Crompton will be back this season. “We expect to win. … We just have to gel,” Goodwin said. The Salmonbellies open at home against the Langley Thunder at Queen’s Park Arena on Thursday. Game time is 7:45 p.m.

New Westminster took a turn with one of the bigger boys and came away with its first loss of the B.C. Junior Lacrosse League season. The Salmonbellies failed to find the firepower as just three players found the back of the net following a 12-6 loss to the Delta Islanders in Ladner on Saturday. Delta enjoyed the return of Eli McLaughlin, who patched up his team’s twogame losing skid with three goals and two assists. Chase Fraser made his Islanders’ junior A debut a special one, firing 14 shots on goal and topping all scorers with four goals and a single helper. Delta’s attack came in waves and at equal strength. The Islanders took a 3-2 first-period lead on three late goals in the span of less than a minute and a half. In the middle period, Delta went on a similar streak, scoring four times in less than two minutes to up the lead to 10-5. Rookie Islanders’ keeper Ryland Hood had arguably his best outing this season, stopping 33 Salmonbellie shots, while blanking the visitors in the final period. Ross Bowman was the victim in goal, taking his first loss of the season, allowing 10 goals while stopping 32 shots on goal. New West’s Connor Robinson, who still leads the junior A loop with 36 total points, led the junior ’Bellies in scoring with his third hat trick this season. Jeremy Bosher, with a goal and three assists, and Johnny Pearson, with a pair of markers, were the other New West scorers. Adam Dickson also chipped in with four helpers. New Westminster took on the 2-4 Burnaby Lakers at Queen’s Park Arena on Tuesday (after Record deadlines). The Salmonbellies are off for a full week before returning home for a matchup with the firstplace leader Coquitlam Adanacs. Game time is 8 p.m.


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◗ SOFTBALL

Sports briefs

Royals stopped by Wenatchee V BY TOM BERRIDGE SPORTS EDITOR tberridge@royalcityrecord.com

The Douglas College Royals playoff march was stopped by Wenatchee Valley. The No. 3 seeded Washington State school held the Royals to just five hits en route to a 15-3 win over the North region champion at the Northwest community colleges women’s softball championships in Portland, Oregon on Saturday. Douglas commited four errors in the five-inning matchup. Taylor Miller clubbed her third dinger of the season with a solo shot in the final inning. The fourth-seeded Royals opened the playdowns with an 8-1 victory over Highline on Friday. Tori Belton recorded the win, allowing just three hits while striking out eight batters. Hilary Strelau led the Royals with four runs on two hits. Sydney Brown batted in another three runs on three hits, includ-

ing a home run. Douglas was upset in the quarter-finals 4-3 by No. 12 Walla Walla and was relegated to the consolation bracket in the two-game elimination format. On Saturday, Douglas edged Olympic despite being outhit 12-10. Strelau and Jenna Holm scored the game-winning runs in the bottom of the sixth inning for Douglas. The Royals then got by Chemeketa 4-2 with Strelau scoring two runs on three hits and one RBI. For a second straight game, Douglas was outhit 10-6 by the opposition. Belton went a full seven innings for the win, striking out four batters along the way. Douglas was then eliminated by Wenatchee Valley in a consolation semifinal. Wenatchee’s run was later stopped by No. 10 seed Treasure Valley by a 10-6 score. Top seed Mt. Hood met No. 2 seed Clackamas in the final, winning the region championship title by a 4-2 score.

Brendan Ranford helped the Texas Stars to the Western Conference final in the American Hockey League Calder Cup playoffs. The New Westminster Salmonbellies 2014 draft pick tallied his seventh goal of the playoffs for the Stars in a 3-2 Game 5 overtime win over the defending champion Grand Rapids Griffins on May 16. Texas defeated Grand Rapids in six games and will take on the Toronto Marlies in the conference final, beginning on Friday.

All-conference

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Leading the pool parade: Hyack Swim Club’s Allyson Wong swims the backstroke leag in the girls’ 200 metre individual medley at the Hyack Festival Youth Cup meet at the Canada Games Pool on Sunday.

Pub fundraiser at Union Jack A fundraiser for B.C. Children’s Hospital will be held at the Union Jack Pub today (Wednesday). Hosted by G&F Financial New Westminster branch, the pub night kicks off at the Union Jack Public House and Carvery at 525 Seventh St., beginning at 6 p.m. One Union Jack cheeseburger and fries with a pint of Bud can be pur-

chased for a $20 ticket. Proceeds from the night go to B.C. Children’s Hospital Foundation. Tickets are available from Kelvin Choo. Telephone 604-419-8888 or email kchoo@gffg.com, or visit G&F Financial Group at 760 Sixth St. in New Westminster. Tickets are also available at the Union Jack Pub, just ask the on-duty manager.

Freshman catcher Grace Wardle was recently named to the Heart of America allconference women’s softball team. Wardle had 51 putouts for the Graceland University squad, while batting .341 with 29 hits, including two home runs at the plate in her first season.

Back with Giants

Clint Thornton was approved for a third season as head coach for the Northwest Giants Major Midget Hockey League season. Thornton led the Giants to consecutive regular season league titles in 2012 and ’13.


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