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More than 12.85-million passengers voted to name YVR the Best Airport in North America for the fifth consecutive year as part of the Skytrax World Airport Awards.

Vancouver International Airport (YVR) has been named Best Airport in North America for the fifth consecutive year. The exceptional honour— handed out on March 26 by Skytrax World Airport Awards in Barcelona, Spain—marks only the second time

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in award history that any airport has earned top ranking five years in a row. YVR was also named Best Airport in the World for its size category (10 to 20-million passengers), and is the only North American airport included in the

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global top 10. Known informally in the travel industry as the Passenger Choice Awards, the Skytrax World Airport Awards are the global benchmark of airport excellence. Awards are based on millions of passenger surveys con-

ducted independently with stringent impartiality. This year’s awards tallied the results of 12.85-million surveys completed by customers of 110 different nationalities at 410 airports worldwide. See VOTED #1 page 2

All Nippon Airways’ first flight to Canada lands at YVR Japan’s largest airline is now offering daily non-stop service between Tokyo Haneda Airport (HND) and YVR. All Nippon Airways’ (ANA) first flight to Canada landed at YVR on March 30, bringing with its some 350 new jobs at the airport and in B.C.’s hotels, restaurants, shops and tourist attractions. “YVR already offers the most capacity to Japan of any other

Canadian airport and ANA’s decision to fly here further strengthens our position as North America’s gateway of choice to the Asia-Pacific region,” said Craig Richmond, president and CEO of Vancouver Airport Authority. The new daily service to HND is made possible by recent liberalization to Canada’s air-service agreement with Japan. It increases YVR’s overall capacity to Tokyo by 30 per cent.

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Air Canada rouge flight attendant uniforms include signature colours of burgundy and slate mixed with bright accent colours that are designed to create a fresh, relaxed style, in keeping with the airline’s vacation atmosphere onboard.

Air Canada’s leisure carrier subsidiary, Air Canada rouge, is expanding to Western Canada to serve a number of predominantly leisure markets from Vancouver and Calgary to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas and Anchorage. Flights on these routes, currently operated by Air Canada, will be converted to Air Canada rouge service beginning this spring.

Air Canada rouge will also introduce new seasonal non-stop service between Vancouver and Phoenix beginning December 17, 2014. “We are very excited to bring Air Canada rouge to Western Canada and launch new seasonal service between Vancouver and Phoenix,” said Ben Smith, executive vice president and chief commercial officer. See AIR CANADA ROUGE page 3

All Nippon Airways’ flight crew waves after the airline’s first flight to Canada landed at YVR on March 30, 2014. The airline was recently given a five-star ranking from Skytrax, the highest rating an airline can achieve.

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You’re invited: YVR’s Annual Public Meeting, May 8 As a community-based, notfor-profit organization, every year Vancouver Airport Authority hosts an Annual Public Meeting on the first Thursday of May. This year’s meeting will be held on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 3:30pm in YVR’s East Concourse, Departures Level 3 of the International Terminal Building. Members of the airport community, including YVR business partners and customers, are invited to attend and learn more about 2013 activities and 2014 plans. Topics to be covered include the 2013 Annual Report and financial statements, operations and capital construction updates, recent air service announcements

and the latest on YVR’s commercial services program. Representatives from the Vancouver Airport Authority Board of Directors and senior leadership will deliver presentations and answer questions. YVR’s 2013 Annual Report will be available online at yvr.ca on April 24. Additionally, a printed highlights brochure will be available at the meeting. If you can’t make it in person, the APM will be streamed live on yvr.ca. Guests who are driving can park on the second or third levels of the parkade; parking passes will be provided. For more information on parking and transportation to YVR, visit yvr.ca.

Larry Berg Flight Path Park hosts Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival

Each spring, cherry blossom trees explode in a riot of pink that provides Sea Island with a beautiful landscape of colour.

Spring has finally arrived and not a moment too soon. To celebrate, YVR is hosting a Cherry Blossom Community Day—part of the annual Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival (VCBF)—at Larry Berg Flight Path Park. Everyone is invited to attend the Community Day on April 13 from 11:30am to 3pm and bring a picnic to enjoy underneath the canopy of pink cherry blossoms at Larry Berg Flight Path Park. The Community Day will feature guest speakers, tours and prizes. And, the first 30 kids to visit the YVR Community Tent will receive a special prize pack.

Have a shutterbug in your family? Submit cherry-blossom photos from the Community Day to community_relations@yvr. ca or @yvrairport on Twitter or Instagram for a chance to win a prize. VCBF is a month-long event to celebrate spring and the community. For more information, visit vcbf.ca. 

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The surveys measured the travel experience across 39 airport service categories, from arrivals and check-in to security and border clearance processes, as well as shopping, service and dining options. “To earn a fifth consecutive ranking as the top airport in North America as voted by passengers all over the world is truly a remarkable feat,” said Craig Richmond, president and CEO, Vancouver Airport Authority. “This award is about more than just YVR’s iconic art and architecture; it encompasses our superior customer care and efficient processes, our shopping and dining options and more. Ultimately, this award is a powerful testament to the commitment of the YVR community—24,000 strong—to go beyond, every day.” The Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel was also named Best Airport Hotel in North America at the World Airport Awards. “We are thrilled to be recognized for this honour,” said Ken Flores, general manager of The Fairmont Vancouver Airport. “This year marks the 15th anniversary of the hotel and many of our staff has been here since opening. They have set the service culture and each of them contributes to making the hotel stay a memorable part of the guest travel experience—whether it’s for business or leisure.” YVR will embark upon a celebration campaign to thank its employees, customers, airlines and business partners. Look for details about special events, contests and other activities in the coming weeks. More information on the Skytrax World Airport Awards is available at worldairportawards. com. 


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The 22nd annual FOD Walk will take place on Friday, May 9, 2014, at 4:30am.

Ever wonder what it feels like to walk on an active airfield? Find out as part of the 22nd annual FOD Walk on May 9. Each year, hundreds of volunteers from across the YVR community participate in the annual walk—which begins before sunrise at approximately 4:30am—to help collect Foreign Object Debris (FOD) from YVR’s aprons. FOD is a substance, debris or article that has the potential to cause damage to an aircraft. Examples include aircraft parts, rocks, broken pavement, zippers, luggage tags and screws. FOD poses safety risks to

aircraft due to the potential for damage, should a piece of debris get sucked into an engine or otherwise damage an aircraft. YVR has an ongoing program targeting FOD. In addition to regular visual inspections, YVR utilizes a high-tech radar system to help detect and pinpoint objects on its runways, taxiways and aprons—day or night. Volunteers attending the FOD Walk will learn about the important of maintaining a clean and efficient airport, enjoy a free breakfast buffet and be entered to win prizes. To register, email robyn_curtis@yvr.ca by May 2.

Did You Know? The Tarsier Foreign Object Debris (FOD) radar system and its day and night camera work in tandem to provide continuous runway monitoring and safety at YVR.

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The service complements existing daily service to Narita International Airport (NRT), which is located approximately 60 kilometres from Tokyo’s downtown core. Originally the main international airport for Tokyo until NRT opened in 1978, HND is located just 15 kilometres from Tokyo’s core. It is the second busiest airport in Asia and the fourth busiest in the world.

“We are excited to be part of the YVR family,” said Yuji Hirako, senior vice president of ANA, The Americas. “Haneda is conveniently located in the heart of the metropolitan Tokyo. ANA offers better connectivity at Haneda not only to the customers who travel between Canada and Tokyo, but also those who travel to other regional cities within Japan.”

Air Canada rouge “The expansion of our leisure carrier to Vancouver and Calgary, in tandem with Air Canada’s mainline fleet renewal, is a key element of our strategy for sustainable, profitable growth at both airlines. California and the U.S. Southwest are favourite vacation destinations for our Western Canada customers and Anchorage is an important port of call offered with Air Canada Vacations cruise packages. Air Canada rouge is best suited to compete more cost-effectively in these markets where there is both a high leisure travel demand and low-cost competition.” Air Canada flights on the following Vancouver routes will be converted to Air Canada rouge Airbus A319 service beginning spring 2014: Las Vegas, NV, daily flights, effective April 28. Japan and British Columbia have a long and significant history of cultural and economic links. As the world’s third-largest economy, Japan offers B.C. businesses many opportunities to increase exports by taking advantage of its high demand for energy resources, raw materials, seafood and international education. In 2012, $101-million worth of B.C. exports left

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Los Angeles, CA, four times daily effective May 1. Anchor age, AK, daily flights, effective May 16. San Francisco, CA, four times daily, effective July 1. Phoenix, AZ, daily flights, effective December 17. “We will continue to evaluate future market opportunities as new aircraft are introduced into the mainline fleet and existing aircraft are released for operation by Air Canada rouge as market YVR for Japan, making it the third largest market, by value, served from the airport. “This new air service from Japan further strengthens our already excellent air connections to Asia,” said B.C. Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Todd Stone. “Attracting new air passenger and cargo routes is a key pillar of our Pacific Gateway

demand warrants,” said Smith. “Since its launch in July 2013, we have successfully deployed Air Canada rouge to serve Caribbean, European and select sun destinations in the United States. We look forward to offering customers in Western Canada a full range of products and services offered by both airlines, each suited to specific markets on a route-by-route basis.” For more information, visit aircanada.com. Transportation Strategy and the BC Jobs Plan. With All Nippon Airways now touching down in Vancouver, business travellers and tourists will have better access to more destinations in B.C., Canada, Japan and Asia.” The new service uses a Boeing 767-300 aircraft, with capacity for 214 passengers. Flights arrive to YVR at 2:55pm and depart at 4:55pm. 

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Canada’s $20 bill nicknamed for a good cause

Canada signs historic Free Trade Agreement with Republic of Korea

Canada’s $20 polymer bank note features the Canadian National Vimy Memorial, a tribute to Canadian men and women’s contributions in military conflicts throughout Canada’s history.

Since the introduction of the new $20 polymer bank note, Canadians have been reminded of Vimy Ridge and what it represents for Canada. The bank note was introduced in November 2012 and the back features the Canadian National Vimy Memorial. Located on the site of the 1917 Battle of Vimy Ridge, the memorial was erected in honour of Canadian service during the First World War. It is featured on the note as a tribute to Canadian men and women’s contributions and sacrifices in military conflicts throughout Canada’s history. One organization has come up with a nickname for the polymer $20 note. “Give a VIMY for Vimy” is a fundraising activity organized by the

Vimy Foundation. The goal is to raise $5-million to build a state-of-the-art education centre on the memorial site in France. The Foundation aims to unveil the new centre in 2017, to commemorate the centennial of the victory at Vimy. Vimy Day is celebrated each year on April 9 and provides Canadians an opportunity to recall those days in April 1917 when all four divisions of the Canadian Corps fought together in France to successfully capture the Ridge—a moment in Canadian history often described as Canada’s coming of age. Located at the highest point of Vimy Ridge, the Canadian National Vimy Memorial bears the names of the 11,285 fallen Canadian First World War ser-

vicemen with no known resting place in France. The memorial was erected on land that was granted permanently to Canada by France in 1922, in recognition of Canada’s war efforts. Designed by Canadian sculptor Walter Seymour Allward, the limestone monument features two pylons that stand 30 metres high. With a maple leaf carved in one and a fleur-de-lis in the other, the pylons represent the sacrifices of people from Canada and France. In designing the Polymer series, the Bank of Canada consulted the Vimy Foundation to ensure an appropriate depiction of the monument. The Foundation’s mission is to preserve and promote Canada’s First World War legacy as symbolized with the victory at Vimy.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper, joined by James Moore, Minister of Industry, and Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, meets with Park Geun-hye, President of the Republic of Korea, during his visit to the Republic of Korea last month.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper has signed a bilateral free trade agreement with the Republic of Korea that will significantly boost trade and investment ties between the two countries, creating jobs and opportunities for Canadians in every region of the country. The Free Trade Agreement, Canada’s first with an Asian market, will create thousands of new jobs in Canada and provide Canadian businesses and workers with a gateway to Asia, enhancing their global competitiveness. It will also level the playing field for Canadian companies competing with Korea’s other trading partners, including the United States and the European

Union, who already have free trade agreements with Korea. Canadian consumers will benefit from a greater variety of goods at lower prices, as the Free Trade Agreement will cover virtually all aspects of CanadianKorean trade—goods goods services, investment, government procurement, environment and labour cooperation, and other areas of economic activity. The Agreement eliminates tariffs and reduces non-tariff measures that hinder market access for Canadian exporters and investors in Korea. Once it is fully implemented, Korea will remove duties on 98.2 per cent of its tariff lines, covering virtually all of Canada’s imports.

The Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement will benefit a wide range of sectors, including industrial goods (e.g. chemicals and plastics, information and communications technology, aerospace, metals and minerals, etc.), agricultural and agri-food products, wine and spirits, fish and seafood, and wood and forestry products. The Agreement will also benefit Canada’s services sector and strengthen opportunities and protection for two-way investment between Canada and Korea. Air Canada, Asiana Airlines and Korean Air offers flights from Vancouver to Seoul, Incheon International Airport. 

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Lights in YVR’s Graham Clarke Atrium, along with those in the Domestic and International terminal buildings, were turned off or dimmed on March 29 to mark Earth Hour 2014.

On March 29, millions of people around the world flipped off their light switches from 8:30pm to 9:30pm in celebration of Earth Hour. YVR proudly participated in the worldwide event for the very first time by turning off or dimming lights within the terminal buildings. Earth Hour is a worldwide movement for the planet organized by the World Wide Fund

for Nature (WWF), which encourages people to turn off lights to raise awareness of power consumption and the need to take action on climate change. According to B.C. Hydro, British Columbians reduced the provincial electricity load by one per cent during Earth Hour 2014—the equivalent of turning off about 1.4-million lights. For YVR, Earth Hour and

sustainability means operating the airport in a way that improves the quality of life for everyone. One of the key examples of the Airport Authority’s commitment to sustainability is its use of solar-powered hot water heating to heat more than 3,000-litres of hot water each hour. For more information about Earth Hour, visit earthhour.org. 


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WestJet continues tradition of April Fool’s Day pranks

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Richard Bartrem, WestJet’s vice-president, communications and community relations, provides details on how to convert the airline’s flight times to metric.

Each year, a number of organizations around the world perform hoaxes and gags on April Fool’s Day. Calgary-based airline WestJet is known for its practical jokes executed on April 1. These have included press releases about animals being allowed to roam freely onboard its aircraft, a child-free cabin with children stowed in the cargo area, and the use of helium in its aircraft’s ventilation system to lighten the weight and save money on jet fuel. WestJet’s hoax this year involved taking over the Youtube Canada homepage and releasing a video that announced the airline was changing the way it displayed its flight schedules. Instead of using the current system of “a.m.” and “p.m.,” the airline announced it would be switching to metric time or “milliminutes”. A somewhat complex calculation was provided to explain how to perform the conversion and the airline hinted that a smartphone app would soon be available to perform the conversion. Viewers who did not own a

metric watch were invited to visit westjet.com/metrictime for more information and further details on how to convert posted flight times to metric. Not to be outdone, Virgin Airlines CEO Sir Richard Branson, who is also known for his April Fool’s pranks, announced on Youtube that Virgin America would allow its passengers to have more control of their flying comfort. This would be achieved through a Total Temperature Control system built into the airline’s inflight entertainment systems. Some of the climate control settings available for a passenger’s personalized climate-controlled environment included “Cancun Afternoon” and “Chicago Polar Vortex.” Boston Pizza used April 1 to introduce “reverse” delivery, bringing customers to their pizza instead of pizza being delivered to them. To obtain reverse delivery, customers simply had to dial their local store’s phone number backwards. To carry out the new delivery concept, Boston Pizza announced it was seeking job applicants who had a “relatively clean car” that could seat up to four passengers.

An arriving passenger uses Automated Passport Control to clear the border at New York’s JFK Airport.

Vancouver Airport Authority recently announced the sale of 74 Automated Passport Control (APC) BorderXpress kiosks to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), the world’s busiest airport. This innovative kiosk technology will greatly expedite the customs entry process for eligible passengers at ATL. BorderXpress APC kiosks typically reduce the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) inspection process by 89 per cent, while cutting passenger wait times in half and lowering airport operating costs. Additionally, as the only turnkey, fully hosted solution available, BorderXpress kiosks can be easily installed and maintained. “We’re proud to partner with the world’s busiest airport to improve the passenger experience—on a grand scale,” said Craig Richmond, president and CEO of Vancouver Airport Authority. “With international

travel on the rise, ATL will use BorderXpress kiosks to move passengers more quickly to meet their increasing demands.” Instead of filling out a declaration card and waiting to take their travel documents to a CBP officer, passengers who are eligible and choose to use APC can proceed directly to a self-service kiosk in the U.S. CBP inspection facility. Passengers follow the on-screen instructions to scan their U.S. or Canadian passport, answer the customs declaration questions using the touch screen, receive a receipt confirming their information and then proceed to the CBP officer to finalize processing. This service is available without pre-registration or passenger fees. ATL is the latest airport to sign on for BorderXpress kiosks, which are currently in use at international airports across North America, including YVR, Montreal (YUL), Chicago

(ORD), Chicago (MDW), Seattle-Tacoma (SEA) and Terminals 1 and 4 at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK). BorderXpress kiosk technology is a product of Vancouver Airport Authority. YVR has long been at the forefront of technolo-

gies that help speed up, streamline and simplify the passenger travel experience. From pioneering commonuse self-service check-in at YVR to championing NEXUS Air, Innovation by YVR is improving the transportation experience, one innovation at a time. 

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NOTICE OF ANNUAL PUBLIC MEETING The Board of Directors of Vancouver Airport Authority announces that the Annual Public Meeting will be held to present the Airport Authority’s 2013 Annual & Sustainability Report and financial statements. THE MEETING IS SCHEDULED FOR:

3:30 p.m. Thursday, May 08, 2014 East Concourse, Departures Level International Terminal Building Vancouver International Airport Richmond, B.C. A live stream of this meeting will be available at www.yvr.ca The 2013 Annual Report will be available at www.yvr.ca on Thursday, April 24, 2014 Please submit advance questions to Community_Relations@yvr.ca by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 06, 2014. Vancouver Airport Authority is a community-based, not-for-profit organization that operates Vancouver International Airport (YVR).

Most of the YVR community is no doubt aware that there is a new Chaplain, Dennis Kirkley, at the Airport Chapel following the retirement of long-time Chaplain Layne Daggett in October 2013. Chaplain Dennis is in a learning process to get acquainted with the community and in his own words “is enjoying the work immensely.” He greatly appreciates the connection to the Airport Authority and is beginning to meet airport and airline employees, as well as many of the passengers who visit the Airport Chapel. Chaplain Dennis has also been sponsoring fun contests, which encourage interaction with visitors to the Chapel, as well as airport employees and Greencoats who circulate throughout the terminals. As a nod to Valentine’s Day, February’s quiz asked contestants to complete the sentence: “Love is...” Some of the top responses included the following: Love is... an unconditional commitment Love is... a dozen red roses Love is... the most powerful word in the world Love is... beautiful and contagious! Love is... phoning home on a busy day! Love is... showing kindness to

those we normally wouldn’t like. Six lucky winners were drawn at random and received some tasty Valentine’s candy. Last month’s contest quiz consisted of five questions about Saint Patrick, whose life is celebrated each year on March 17, St. Patrick’s Day. Contestants were asked to provide the correct answers to several questions about his life. Did you know? • St. Patrick lived in the 5th century and achieved sainthood in the Roman Catholic Church in the 17th century. • Saint Patrick was raised in England, but was captured by Irish pirates and enslaved in Ireland for seven years when he was only 16. • After escaping to England, he volunteered to take the Christian faith back to his captors and established the Church in Ireland. • Green beer and ridding the country of snakes are folklore, but Saint Patrick likely used shamrocks to illustrate the Christian doctrine of the Trinity. • Montreal has amazingly boasted a St. Patrick’s Day Parade since 1824! Several people gave all-correct answers for the St. Patrick’s contest, with the grand prize win-

ner taking home a large (greencoloured, of course) Indonesian batik tablecloth as their prize. The Chaplaincy is planning more interactive activities for Easter (April 20), Mother’s Day (May 11) and Father’s Day (June 15). Be on the lookout for contest information, or visit the Chapel, located on the International Arrivals Level, to participate. In addition to instigating these interactive events, Chaplain Dennis has been focusing on building the Chapel Team of six associate chaplains and the dozens of volunteers who meet and greet visitors each week in the Reception Area. The Chapel has recently received additional furniture and, with the kind support of the Airport Authority, plans are for some small upgrades to enhance service to the many passengers and employees who come for assistance and spiritual care. New signage and a new brochure and website are also in the works. The Chapel Thrift Store on Miller Road continues to offer amazing deals noon-5pm on Fridays, please call 604.303.3010 or email vac@lightspeed.ca. Chaplain Dennis encourages everyone to drop by for a visit. The Airport Chapel is located at International Arrivals, Level 2, across from Tim Horton’s and beside Hudson News.

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The importance of vaccinations There are many common misconceptions that still exist about vaccines. These include claims that vaccines are not safe, cause serious side effects and long-term diseases, contain poisons, pose greater risks than the diseases they can prevent, or that they can be replaced by natural medicines that can provide safer protection. Scientific research shows that these statements are not true. The safety and effectiveness of vaccines is strictly regulated and enforced in Canada and around the world and there is no conclusive scientific evidence that vaccines cause long-term diseases. In fact, studies have shown that vaccines do not cause inflammatory bowel disease, multiple sclerosis, brain damage, asthma, autism, or sudden infant death syndrome. There have been concerns in the past about a potential link between thimerosal, a mercurycontaining preservative found in some vaccines, and autism or nervous system damage. However, studies have shown that thimerosal in vaccines is not linked to

these problems. As well, routine vaccines for children are available without thimerosal in both Canada and the U.S. While routine vaccines have a very low risk of serious side effects, if you have questions about vaccines or your child’s health, talk to your child’s doctor or public health nurse. While it is extremely rare to have a serious side effect caused through vaccination, the following facts should be kept in mind: • If the child has an allergic reaction (such as breathing problems or severe swelling of the skin or mouth) to a vaccine, get immediate medical attention and talk to a doctor before the child receives another vaccination. • If the child is allergic to any of the ingredients of a vaccine (for example, some vaccines contain trace amounts of neomycin or egg protein), consult a doctor about whether they should be vaccinated. • With any vaccine, there may be some redness, swelling, or pain in the area where the needle penetrated the skin.

• Some children may have a fever after they are vaccinated. If the fever or the vaccine is causing the child discomfort, ask the doctor what medication should be used to reduce the fever or pain. • If the child is very sick when it’s time to vaccinate, talk to a

doctor before proceeding. Knowing when to vaccinate For a child to receive maximum protection against serious childhood diseases, they need to get all their shots at the right time. To help you make sure that they do, a vaccination sched-

Mobile app puts vaccination information in the hands of Canadians Can’t remember when you received your last vaccination? Not to worry. ImmunizeCA is a new, free, bilingual mobile app created to help Canadians and their families keep track of their immunizations. ImmunizeCA was developed through a collaboration between the Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA), Immunize

Canada, and the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI) with funding from the Public Health Agency of Canada. It is available for iPhone, Android and Blackberry operating systems. “We’re really excited to release the ImmunizeCA app – designed specifically for Canadians. We think we’ve created an attractive, user-friendly way for people to

manage their own health information, while providing simple but scientifically sound answers to many vaccine questions,” said Dr. Kumanan Wilson, senior scientist at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and a professor with the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Medicine. “We hope Canadians find it to be a valuable tool for navigating this important aspect

of their health.” ImmunizeCA provides 24/7 access to vaccination schedules based on information specific to people’s home province or territory, and to reliable, expertapproved, bilingual information about vaccinations for children, adults and travellers. It also offers useful tools such as appointment reminders and local outbreak

Types of vaccines Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, and Hib vaccines –Protects against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, and Hib (Haemophilus influenzae type b). MMR vaccine – Help protect children from measles, mumps and rubella. Hepatitis B vaccine – Helps protect against the hepatitis B virus, which attacks the liver. dTap – Given to adolescents, provides protection against diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis. Pneumococcal vaccine – Helps protect against infections caused by the

Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria, including meningitis (brain infection), bacteremia (bloodstream infection), pneumonia (lung infection) and ear infection. Chickenpox (varicella) vaccine – Helps protect children and teens from chickenpox. Meningococcal vaccine - Protects against diseases caused by the Meningococcus bacteria, including meningitis and septicemia (a serious blood infection that can cause death). Influenza – Annual vaccine that is recommended for many age groups to prevent

ule that can be easily follow has been developed especially for infants and children. This schedule may differ somewhat, depending on the Canadian province in which you live. Talk to the child’s doctor about the provincial vaccination schedule and keep a record of all the

shots the child receives. While most vaccinations are covered by a provincial or territorial Canadian health plan, others may require out-of-pocket payment. For more information on this, consult your doctor or public health nurse for more information. 

Travel Health notifications. “Recent outbreaks across Canada show us that infectious diseases can still be a threat if your vaccinations aren’t up to date,” said Ian Culbert, executive director of the Canadian Public Health Association. “It is imperative that we all maintain our vaccinations, from infancy to your senior years, and the ImmunizeCA app can help us, right at our fingertips.”

The ImmunizeCA app is available for secure, free download at the App Store, Google Play and Blackberry World. All can be accessed online at immunize.ca/app. This year, National Immunization Awareness Week in Canada will take place from April 26 to May 3, 2014, and coincides with Vaccination Week in the Americas.

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Northern Air Transport Association, 38th Annual General Meeting, Conference & Trade Show Whitehorse, YT For more information about NATA membership or the conference, please contact Colin Dempsey at 867-446-6282 or email admin@nata-yzf.ca.

May 8, 2014

YVR Annual Public Meeting YVR East Concourse, Departures Level 3, International Terminal Building 3:30pm Members of the airport community, including YVR business partners and customers, are invited to attend and learn more about 2013 activities and 2014 plans.

June 1-4, 2014

IAAE Canada 8th Annual Facility, Operations & Managers Conference Halifax, NS The International Association of Airport Executives Canada exists to promote the profession of airport management and the professional development of airport managers in Canada. This will be IAAE Canada’s 20th anniversary and is expected to be the organization’s biggest yet. The conference will begin with a meet and greet with exhibitors on Sunday, June 1 and conclude after lunch on Wednesday June 4, 2014. For more information, visit iaaecanada.org.

June 17-19, 2014

Canadian Business Aviation Association Convention and Exhibition Edmonton, AB Host Hotel: The Sutton Place Hotel, Edmonton, AB. Static Display location: Signature Flight Support – Edmonton International Airport Featuring Canada’s largest static display of private and corporate aircraft, SMS and ERP streamed educational sessions, as well as one-of-a-kind networking opportunities. If you own or operate business aircraft or are in the market for one, you won’t want to miss CBAA 2014. For more information, visit cbaa-acaa.ca.

July 19, 2014

Retired Air Canada pilot lauded for volunteer medical care flights Last month, Hope Air, the Canadian charity that arranges free flights for low-income Canadians who need non-emergency healthcare not available in their local communities, held its annual celebration of volunteers and announced the winners of its 2013 Spirit of Hope Volunteer Awards. Henry Ilg, from Richmond, B.C. was awarded Hope Air’s 2013 Distinguished Volunteer Pilot Award. Ilg, who retired from what he called a “long and rewarding career” as an Air Canada pilot in 2012, has been volunteering for Hope Air for the last 10 years. He also volunteers in aircraft search and rescue missions, as well as the COPA for Kids organization that provides free flights and

Henry Ilg of Richmond, B.C. received the 2013 Distinguished Volunteer Pilot Award as part of the Spirit of Hope Volunteer Awards.

learning seminars in the field of aviation for youth. “It is a privilege to work with Hope Air Clients,” said Ilg. “As a pilot, I understand how far many Canadians must travel to access

healthcare and how a free flight can literally change their lives.” Almost half of Hope Air Clients are children, and since its start in 1986, the charity has provided more than 80,000 flights for Canadians coast-to-coast. In its 2013 Annual Report, the charity reported a 16 per cent increase in free flights—from 6,091 in 2012 to 7,090 in 2013— provided for healthcare travel. “We were able to achieve record growth in 2013, largely because of the loyal commitment and support of our airline partners, donors and incredible volunteers,” said Doug KellerHobson, Hope Air executive director. For more information on Hope Air, visit hopeair.ca. 

Taste of Vietnam now available at YVR The International Terminal Food Court on Level 3 recently welcomed its newest eatery: Thai Hang restaurant, the only place at YVR that offers the popular Vietnamese soup called phở (pronounced fahr). Phở is a light, fragrant soup eaten for breakfast and all through the day and is one of the most loved dishes in Vietnam. With its perfect combination of spices, beef stock and roasted onions in a broth that is slowly simmered to perfection and garnished with a

YVR’s newest eatery—Thai Hang restaurant, now open at the International Food Court, Level 3.

handful of cilantro and julienned onions, a good bowl of phở is akin to love at first sight. Thai Hang’s menu features more than just phở, however. Look out for other traditional

Vietnamese cuisine including salad rolls, broken rice dishes, sandwiches, rice noodle soups and lemon grass chicken. Thai Hang is open from 8am to 9:30pm, seven days a week. 

Career Day at YPK Pacific Rim Aviation Academy 18799 Airport Way, Pitt Meadows, BC Focusing on aviation and aerospace careers—civilian, military, technology and operations. For more information, contact Trevor Sandwell 778-389-3750, email cavex@live.ca.

July 20, 2014

North Fraser Airshow 18799 Airport Way, Pitt Meadows, BC The North Fraser Airshow Society is dedicating the 2014 Airshow to the town of Pitt Meadows for its 100th Birthday. The free aerobatic airshow will be held at Pitt Meadows airport on July 20th, the same day as the annual Airport Day. For more information, visit northfraserairshow.ca.

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2014 Abbotsford International Airshow Abbotsford Airport, 30440 Liberator Avenue, Abbotsford, BC The Abbotsford International Airshow is an aviation festival that has grown well beyond its borders over the past five decades. With a role from very early on as a significant stop on the Airshow Circuit, Abbotsford has distinguished itself as an event that is focused on aviation excellence, aerospace advancement and community participation. For more information, visit abbotsfordairshow.com.

September 15-18, 2014

SWIFT 2014 Conference & Equipment Expo Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel and Vancouver Airport Authority Dubbed the World’s Premier Airfield Conference, SWIFT is a unique opportunity for the exchange of technical information between hundreds of representatives from airports, industry and government organizations. Past conferences have included international representatives from Canada, United States, Germany, Denmark, England, France, Russia, China, Argentina, Finland, Sweden and Japan. For more information, visit swiftconference.org.

November 18-19, 2014

AIAC 2014 Canadian Aerospace Summit Ottawa Convention Centre, 55 Colonel By Dr., Ottawa, ON Meet leading aerospace industry decision-makers and gain first-hand intelligence on key business opportunities. For more information, visit aiac.ca.

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Richmond reveals 2014 street banners

city’s streetscapes. Winners are selected through both a community voting campaign and a panel of volunteers. Unveiled at last month’s City

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WTTC urges Canadian Government to regard Travel & Tourism industry more seriously

Craig Robison—“River’s Edge” is one of the stunning banner images that depicts a serene beach at low tide. Ron Coutts—“Heron Reflections” was photographed off Richmond’s Dyke Road.

Each year, the City of Richmond encourages community members to submit creative visual art designs unique to Richmond to help beautify the

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When Jack Schofield hung up his headphones as a coastal seaplane pilot, he put on the green eyeshade of writer, editor and publisher and penned his own recollections of his flying adventures on the West Coast.

Canada’s tourism taxes, visa policies and cuts to key national marketing budgets are inhibiting its Travel and Tourism growth. That was the message from David Scowsill, president and CEO of The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), as the organization unveiled its Annual Economic Impact 2014 Canada Report last month. WTTC’s report shows that Canada increased its contribution to the economy from Travel and Tourism by 2.6 per cent in 2013 and is predicted to grow it by a further 3.9 per cent in 2014. However, Travel and Tourism only provides 4.5 per cent of GDP to the Canadian economy, compared with the global Travel and Tourism industry, which contributes 9.5 per cent to the world economy. Scowsill believes that Canada has the potential to do a lot better economically from Travel and Tourism. “Canada’s natural beauty and friendly people make it a wonderful place to visit, but the Canadian Government is not taking the economic potential of the sector seriously enough,” said Scowsill. “The budget for marketing Canada has been slashed repeatedly and, to no great surprise, the number of visitors to Canada has plummeted. The number of people around the world who are entering the middle classes and having money to

travel is growing every day. As a result, new potential travellers, especially from Asia and Latin America, could be encouraged to visit the country. The Canadian Government can take steps to capture them, which will have a minimal impact on government revenues, yet have a dramatic impact on increasing visitor numbers, tourist receipts and jobs,” said Scowsill. In February 2014, Canada upgraded its single-entry visa to multiple-entry for visitors from China so that they no longer need to make repeated applications and fee payments. The Canadian Government has also announced plans to introduce e-visas in April 2015. “Travel & Tourism forecasts over the next 10 years look extremely favourable, with predicted growth rates of more than four per cent annually that continue to be higher than growth rates in other industries,” said Scowsill. “At the national level, governments can also do much to implement more open visa regimes and to employ intelligent rather than punitive taxation policies. If the right steps are taken, Travel and Tourism can be a true force for good.” The 2014 Economic Impact reports for 184 countries and 24 geographic and economic regions of the world are available at wttc.org/research.

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Air Transat to offer Bistro-style menu on its southern routes

Effective June 1, 2014, Air Transat will offer a new Bistro menu on flights to Sun destinations and the United States. Passengers in Economy will be able to personalize their onboard meal with a variety of pizzas, sandwiches and appetizers. Air Transat says this selection of bistro-style meals will be sold at affordable prices. A complimentary snack and non-alcoholic beverage will also be offered during flights. “We have noticed a global trend towards bistro meals in the airline industry,” said JeanFrançois Lemay, general manager, Air Transat. “Our goal is to offer a quality product,

the best on the market, which will please all members of the family.” The airline’s Option Plus service is also being revised and will include several new complimentary services on southern and European destinations, effective June 1. Air Transat will continue to offer a choice of complimentary hot meals served with a glass of wine for Economy Class passengers flying to Europe. Air Transat Club Class’ personalized service will also remain the same to Sun destinations, the United States and Europe. For more information, visit transat.com.

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Travel Talk Historic Claremont Hotel now part of Fairmont portfolio

Built in 1915, The Claremont Hotel Club and Spa is an iconic 279-room property, located at the foot of Claremont Canyon in San Francisco’s Berkeley Hills.

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Selection of top shopping destinations in the Golden State California’s best shopping spots are destinations in themselves. While shopping, travellers can explore new boutiques, take-in the landscape at an outdoor mall, or learn about emerging trends at the same places celebrities frequent and be at the forefront of where many trends start. Here are some of California’s top destinations for every type of shopaholic. Best for Celebrity Spotting Robertson Boulevard (Los Angeles) This is a go-to place for celebrity-spotting. Many of Los Angeles’ most popular and high-end designers and brands can be found on Robertson Boulevard. latourist.com/index.php?page=robertson-blvd. Lake Arrowhead Village (Inland Empire) Lake Arrowhead Village, located on the breathtaking shores of Lake Arrowhead, boasts small town shops and galleries not found anywhere else. In between shopping stops, travellers can tour the lake and famous mansions, explore Lollipop Park or buy a fresh baked treat at the Three Dog Bakery. TheLakeArrowheadVillage.com. Best for Quirky Finds Popuphood, Old Oakland (San Francisco Bay Area) In 2011, two Oakland entrepreneurs worked with the City of Oakland to offer retailers six months of free rent in this historic district, with the opportunity to sign a year lease, following. As a result, the area is now bustling with retail shops. popuphood.com/ oakland.html.

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Bazaar del Mundo, San Diego (San Diego) A lively and colourful entry to San Diego’s Old Town community, Diane Powers’ Bazaar del Mundo Shops is a great place for Mexican-inspired treasures and colourful accessories. A delightful courtyard rich in Mexican wrought iron and tile, cascades of lights, richly decorated walls, tiled staircases and vendor carts overflowing with handcrafted Mexican flowers and folk art provide a visual feast. bazaardelmundo. com. Best for Antiquing Historic Railroad Square and Downtown Santa Rosa (San Francisco Bay Area) There is a city-like feel in these two distinctive downtown neighbourhoods featuring more than 200 different shops. Historic Railroad Square houses specialty shops, while downtown Santa Rosa features one-of-a kind clothing stores, gift shops, music stores, beauty salons, bookstores and antique outlets. visitsantarosa.com/shopping/ Clovis Old Town, Fresno/Clovis (Central Valley) Clovis Old Town is reminiscent of a Western film with its historic buildings and cowboys lining the streets. Its signature May event, Glorious Junk Days, held May 25, has 155 antique dealers line the streets. The village-like atmosphere is filled with colourful shops and unique items from antiques, handmade jewellery, clothing and specialty gifts for all budgets. oldtownclovis.org. Best for Hot Fashion Trends Boonville, Mendocino (San Francisco Bay Area) In the heart of Anderson Valley, Boonville is wine country’s “it” shopping destination for retail

The Gaslamp Quarter is a 16-1/2 block historical neighbourhood in downtown San Diego, California, filled with restaurants, shops and nightclubs.

therapy. Visitor can people-watch and refuel on local ice cream, pastries, confections and specialty coffees. visitmendocino.com/about-mendocino/towns/ boonville. The Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego (San Diego) Visitors looking to expand their wardrobe can find cutting-edge designers like “Project Runaway” finalist Gordana Gehlhausen and her signature store, Goga by Gordana. Hand-rolled cigars at the Cuban Cigar Factory and hats of all shapes and sizes can also be found tucked away in the Gaslamp Quarter’s Victorian architecture. gaslamp.org. Best for Nature Lovers Bird Rock, La Jolla (San Diego) Located along La Jolla Blvd., Bird Rock district offers an upscale, eco-friendly environment that

mixes posh shopping and a bird sanctuary. It boasts everything from an organic coffee shop and green

nail salon, to designer boutiques adorned with fashionable shoes, bags and bikinis, to upscale children’s clothing boutiques. birdrock.org.

Mariner’s Mile, Newport Beach (Orange County)

Mariner’s Mile attracts boating and automo-

bile enthusiasts. Located on a scenic stretch of the Pacific Coast Highway, Marina’s Mile encompasses

yacht brokers, car dealerships as well as a mix of apparel and home good stores. visitnewportbeach. com/vacations/mariners-mile-westcliff/.

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New Goodyear blimp’s first flight The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company’s newest blimp took to the skies on Monday March 17, 2014, for its maiden flight. Aided by a tail wind, the blimp’s speed on its maiden flight eclipsed 128 kilometres per hour. The test flight was part of a comprehensive training program Goodyear pilots and crew will undergo over the next two months. The new blimp will officially be ready to begin travelling to cities around the United States after a formal christening ceremony this summer. The blimp is an all-new,

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state-of-the-art version that is larger, faster and more manoeuvrable than previous models and builds on the company’s legacy as the world’s leading builder and operator of airships. It is the first of a new generation of Goodyear blimps that will be different in construction, appearance, and operation than the current fleet of blimps. The new helium-filled airship is 74 metres long, more than 15 metres longer than the previous blimps and just 16 metres shorter than an American football field. The blimp features a new paint scheme that retains Goodyear’s logo and traditional blue-and-yellow branding on a silver envelope. A new interior with seating for up to 12 passengers and improved viewing through larger wrap-around windows, which provide sweeping panoramic views, adds to the ride’s comfort.

Innovation in flight The Goodyear airship incorporates the latest in on-board avionics and flight control systems. Whereas pilots of the previous generation of blimps controlled the airships’ movements with a manual flight system in use since 1925, the new ship features custom computer-controlled avionics. Electronic controls work in conjunction with an on-board computer to regulate engine thrust, up-and-down movement, and right-and-left movement. Tail fin operation will be controlled by a joystick device. These advancements result in more precise operation of the airship while in flight, on landing, and on take off. The new airship has a top speed of 117 kilometres miles per hour, compared to the current maximum of approximately 80 kilometres per hour, giving the blimp greater range to cover more events.

Boeing unveils interior upgrades for its NextGeneration 737 aircraft

While Boeing continues to offer retrofits of the popular Boeing Sky Interior, the enhanced Next-Generation 737 interior offers airlines another option for creating interiors to support their unique brands.

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River Green, Richmond’s newest waterfront community, on the banks of the Fraser.

Three design and development projects have been awarded City of Richmond Lulu Urban Design Awards. The Lulu Awards, held every two years since 2008, celebrate excellence in urban design. A variety of project types are eligible, including residential, commercial, industrial, mixed-use, open spaces, public utilities and recreational projects. Residential (Townhouse) category: Currents at London Landing developed by Oris Consulting Ltd. and designed by Hearth Architectural Inc. and van der Zalm + associates. The higher density building form fits well into an established neighbourhood and streetscape of townhouses and single family homes and includes single level units, which increase housing options by providing an alternative to apartment building units. Residential and Mixed-Use (Highrise) category: River Green developed by ASPAC Developments Ltd. and designed by James K.M. Cheng Architects Inc. and Phillips Farevaag Smallenberg Studio. This stunning development sits on the banks of the Fraser River in the Oval Village. Terraced residential apartment buildings

vary in height from 4 to 14-storeys, with carefully-considered architectural and landscape design and a significant public art installation on the sides of a pedestrian bridge between two of the buildings. Public and Institutional Building category: Steveston Fire Hall designed by Hughes Condon Marler Architects and space2place design inc. This landmark building sits at the corner of Steveston Highway and No. 2 Road. The two-storey fire hall project was designed to a LEED gold standard and includes two equipment bays and a training and hose drying tower. The building was designed with an innovative open design approach incorporating visual openness and a high level of integration in the site, building, sustainability features, landscaping and public art. This year’s judging panel included three independent judges—landscape architect, Jeff Cutler, BCSLA; urban designer, Joyce Drohan, architect AIBC; architect Michael Heeney, architect AIBC, FRAIC; as well as Richmond City judges Joe Erceg, general manager of planning and development; and Wayne Craig, director of development. 

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Future Travel Experience Permanent bag tag and tracking device to be trialled by Air France-KLM Air France-KLM recently revealed the latest innovation in permanent bag tags. The eTag and the eTrack tracking device have been developed by the airline alongside FastTrack Company, Samsonite and KPN, with significant input also coming from Delta Air Lines. The eTrack baggage tag makes use of GSM, GPS and Bluetooth technology, which enables it to be tracked by a smartphone, while eTag also utilizes Bluetooth. Passengers with a Flying Blue account can link the eTag and eTrack devices to their account, so when they check-in online, the permanent bag tag will be automatically updated within just five seconds. The tag communicates with the

The eTag is an electronic baggage label that includes two e-ink displays that attach to the outside of the suitcase, while the eTrack device is placed inside the luggage.

outside world via the eTrack device and directly with smartphones using Bluetooth. The two products can also be used independently. “We’ve worked closely with

our suppliers and with Delta to try to make this an industry initiative, not just an airline initiative, and we’ve had involvement from SkyTeam, too, and kept them updated throughout the

process,” said Manuel van Lijf, manager product innovation, Air France-KLM. In addition, a limited edition suitcase—the Samsonite Track and Trace, which includes embed-

ded eTag and eTrack devices— will also be available. “We thought it would be useless to just develop something for us, we wanted to develop something that will benefit the industry and the passengers,” said van Lijf. “The idea was to create a product that can be used by a passenger flying with Air France, KLM, Delta, Lufthansa or another airline, for instance. Why would a passenger buy a permanent tag that can only be used on one airline?” Final tweaks are still being made to eTag, eTrack and the Samsonite suitcase, but Air France-KLM is planning to start live trials before the end of the year. The plan is for a small, select

group of travellers to start trialling the products in December, before they are gradually made available on a larger scale. In terms of an initial rollout, it is likely that the tag will be offered to high value, frequent travellers, but in the longer term the bulk of eTag and eTrack devices will probably be used by customers who have actively purchased them. Van Lijf will deliver a presentation entitled ‘Experiences and lessons learned from launching home-printed and permanent bag tags’ as part of the Baggage Advancements Workshop at Future Travel Experience Global 2014, which will take place in Las Vegas from September 24-26, 2014.

PUBLIC NOTICE Civil Aviation Licensing and Registration in B.C. How to apply for a Permanent Flight Crew Licence or Aircraft Registration Submit your application for a Permanent Flight Crew Licence or for Aircraft Registration to Transport Canada: • By email: CASPac-SACPac@tc.gc.ca • By fax: 1-855-618-6288 Applications can be found at: http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilaviation/opssvs/general-personnel-apps-1820.htm Note: We place all applications in a queue and issue them on a first-come, first-served basis. Once you submit the electronic application, you must still send the original documents to one of the Transport Canada Centres listed below. OR Visit a Transport Canada Centre, where our staff can accept all types of applications, collect fees, and answer questions. These offices are open Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (except federal holidays). • • • • •

Abbotsford: 103-1785 Clearbrook Road Kelowna: 4-5583 Airport Way Prince George: 350-177 Victoria Street Richmond: 400-3600 Lysander Lane Victoria: 103-1962 Canso Road

Questions? Call 1-800-305-2059 toll free or our Vancouver office at 604-666-5571 to leave a voice message. How to apply for a Temporary Permit, Licence or Rating: Contact an Authorized Person (AP), located at most flight schools, to obtain temporary privileges. Transport Canada certifies these APs to verify pilot licence applications and provide temporary privileges. Note: This does not apply to foreign conversions.

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Demande de licence et d’immatriculation de l’Aviation civile en Colombie-Britannique Comment faire pour obtenir une licence de membre d’équipage de conduite ou une immatriculation d’aéronef? 1.

Envoyez votre demande de licence de membre d’équipage de conduite ou d’immatriculation d’aéronef à Transports Canada : • Courriel : CASPac-SACPac@tc.gc.ca • Télécopieur : 1-855-618-6288 Formulaires de demande : http://www.tc.gc.ca/fra/aviationcivile/opssvs/generale-personnel-apps-1820.htm

Note : Nous traitons les demandes selon l’ordre dans lequel nous les recevons. Après avoir soumis votre demande en ligne, vous devez également envoyer les documents originaux à l’un des Centres de Transports Canada qui figurent parmi la liste ci-dessous.

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Rendez-vous à un Centre de Transports Canada. Notre personnel peut y recevoir tous les types de demandes, percevoir les frais afférents et répondre à vos questions. Les bureaux sont ouverts du lundi au vendredi, de 8 h à 16 h (sauf les jours fériés nationaux). • • • • •

Abbotsford : 103-1785 Clearbrook Road Kelowna : 4-5583 Airport Way Prince George : 350-177 Victoria Street Richmond : 400-3600 Lysander Lane Victoria : 103-1962 Canso Road

Questions? Composez le numéro sans frais 1-800-305-2059 ou laissez un message vocal à notre bureau de Vancouver au 604-666-5571. Comment faire pour obtenir un permis, une licence ou une qualification temporaires? Pour pouvoir exercer des avantages temporaires, communiquez avec une personne autorisée. Elles se trouvent dans la plupart des écoles de pilotage. Ces personnes sont certifiées par Transports Canada pour vérifier les demandes de licence de pilote et accorder des avantages temporaires. Note : Ne s’applique pas à la validation de documents étrangers.


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Auto Repair and Maintenance By Bernie Pawlik www.pawlikautomotive.com 604.327.7112

Most modern vehicles feature some sort of warning system to alert drivers to obstacles while parking. A major component of the system is the parking sensors—usually four in the front bumper and four in the rear. These systems, which use either electromagnetic or ultrasonic sensors, are marketed variously by vehicle manufacturers under proprietary brand names such as Park Distance Control, Park Assist,

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2006 Range Rover Sport:

Rear Parking Sensor Replacement brought in for repair. The Range Rover Sport is a luxury SUV that drives like a car, but features the toughness of a truck. This vehicle’s air suspension system allows the drive height to be adjusted for a variety of road conditions—nor-

2006 Range Rover Sport with 4.2L supercharged engine.

Parktronic or EPS. Failure of any of these sensors will cause the entire parking sensor system to shut down. Such was the case with a 2006 Range Rover Sport that was

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mal height for everyday driving, or raised height for off-road and deep snow conditions. The 2006 Range Rover Sport model comes with a 4.2L supercharged V8 engine, which provides very quick acceleration. A good quality automotive

scan tool is essential to diagnose a parking sensor problem quickly and accurately. The scan revealed a problem with the vehicle’s right inner rear sensor, which was not registering. Replacing the sensor brought the vehicle’s parking sensor system back to life.

Defective right rear inner parking sensor—from the outside it looks alright.

Electric/Hybrid vehicles welcome at Park ‘N Fly To facilitate the growing number of environmentally friendly vehicles in use today, Park ‘N Fly has installed the latest Eaton manufactured charging station at its Sea Island location. While clients are travelling, their vehicles are fully charged by Park ‘N Fly staff and made ready to go on their return to YVR. The new plug-in service is provided on a complimentary basis, saving on travel costs and helping to contribute to a cleaner environment.

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The fluids included in the Royal flush offer are 1. up to 4 litres of Dexron 3 ATF 2. up to 5 Litres of Green Coolant 3. up to 1 litre of Dot 3 brake fluid. Applies to most vehicles. Synthetic oils are extra, Lube Guard additive is extra. Engine Oil Change is required after Engine Flush. Environmental fees and taxes additional.

BY APPOINTMENT AT 604 273 1071

We Service all Makes & Models. 1. We never proceed with any maintenance or repairs without your authorization so your final invoice will never be an unpleasant surprise 2. We offer friendly, personal service: at Pawlik Automotive you can speak with the service adviser, the technician and the owner 3. Our maintenance service saves you money 4. Repeat Winner: Westender Magazine Best of the City: Gold, Best Auto Repair Shop.

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Where Customer Loyality is No. 1

Huge selection of major brands all on one lot.

The vehicles and technology may have changed, but Canada’s largest independent, pre-owned car dealership just keeps on selling cars and trucks the old-fashioned way by looking after its customers. The Budget lot has been a fixture at the north end of the Arthur Laing Bridge since 1985 and most of the eight sales employees have been with the company for more than 10 years—a testament to their treatment of customers and a testimony to the long-term success of the company. “Budget Car sales is the marketing vehicle for Budget Car Rental and major lease companies and manufacturers,” said general manager Lionel Wardrop—a 20-year veteran of the company. “This allows us to offer

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a wider range of makes and models than you can find at new car dealers, at prices that already have the initial depreciation factored in, which allows customers to get the best deal.” All vehicles sold at Budget come with a 100-point mechanical inspec-

tion. Budget also offers a service contract that covers up to 160,000 kilometres and, for further peace of mind, a money-back guarantee is offered on any mechanically defective vehicle. Most of the vehicles come with low mileage and many are still covered by the balance of the original newcar warranty—allowing purchasers to have their vehicles fixed at any authorized dealer. Trade-ins are welcome, and Budget offers financing rates that are competitive with both new-car dealers and the banks. The dealership has an extensive website www.budgetcarsales.ca, which allows car buyers to view cur-

From MINIs to pick-up trucks, Budget’s inventory has a vehicle for everyone.

rent inventory, view videos and schedule a test drive. Inventory includes all major brands including Toyota, Ford, Hyundai, Chevrolet, Dodge, Honda, Nissan, Jeep, VW, Mitsubishi, Subaru Mercedes and BMW. Having this variety of vehicles all on the same lot is a key advantage for purchasers, making it easy to compare and decide on the right choice of vehicle for their needs. If you prefer to shop for a new vehicle the old-fashioned way, visit the lot in person and kick tires with one of Budget’s experienced sales staff. If you decide to buy, be sure to ask for YVR employee pricing. Budget Car Sales, 1404 S.W. Marine Drive, Vancouver. Telephone: 604 261 3343.

Since 1985, the Budget lot has been a fixture at the North end of the Arthur Laing Bridge.

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Neighbourhood Restaurant Guide Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner • White Spot: Burgers, fresh salads, pastas, rice bowls, stir-fries, entrées from the grill and desserts – Departures Level 3 • Wok ‘N Roll: Chinese & Japanese cuisine – Departures Level 3 INTERNATIONAL TERMINAL (Before Security) • Hanami Japanese Restaurant: Dim Sum & Japanese cuisine – Departures Level 3 • Koho Restaurant & Bar: Casual dining – Departures Level 3 • Galiano Bakery & Café: Breakfast, sandwiches & pastries – Departures Level 3 • Burger King: Breakfast, burgers, salads – Arrivals Level 2 and Departures Level 3 • Flying Wedge Pizza: Pizza, salads and soups – Departures Level 3 • Fortune Wok: Asian cuisine – Departures Level 3

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• Tim Hortons: Coffee, pastries, sandwiches, soup – Arrivals Level 2 • Toshi Teppanyaki: Japanese cuisine – Departures Level 3 Airport South • The Flying Beaver Bar & Grill 4760 Inglis Drive. Located on the water, inside Harbour Air Seaplanes Terminal, near Vancouver Airport South. Incredible location, great food, good service & good value. Open seven days per week 11am to midnight, weekend breakfast from 9am. (604) 273-0278. 2 Smokehouse Sandwich Co. #108 – 5188 Westminster Hwy, Richmond (2 blocks west of # 2 Road) Breakfast and lunch. Monday to Friday: 7:45am to 4pm. Saturdays 10am to 6pm. Specializing in handcrafted Smoked Meat Sandwiches, minutes away from YVR. Meet Wilbur, a cumin-spiced Pulled Pork with Coleslaw Sandwich and the rest of the company of sandwiches at Smokehouse. For pick up, call (604) 370-4177 smokehousesandwich.com. • Skyway Restaurant (YVR South Terminal) #118-4440 Cowley Crescent. Breakast, lunch. (604) 231-9822 OVER THE BRIDGE(S) 4 Mr. Pickwick’s Fish & Chips 8620 Granville Street, Vancouver Lunch, dinner. British pub foods and fresh seafood. Open 11am- 8:30pm. (604) 266-2340 • Shark Club 10253 St. Edwards Drive, Richmond (next to Sandman Signature Hotel). As the day progresses so does the atmosphere at Shark Club. Come for

Waterfront Dining at PIER 73 Where Friendliness Meets Flavour

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a casual lunch, happy hour drinks or catch your favourite team on our big screens. When the weekend arrives enjoy a nice dinner and then hit the dance floor. Seven Days a week, 11am-2am. (604) 276-2609 RICHMOND HOTEL RESTAURANTS • Best Western Abercorn Inn 9260 Bridgeport Road Highlander Restaurant: Open for lunch and dinner, serving a variety of high-quality continental and world cuisine. Lunch 10:30am-2pm; dinner 5pm-9:30pm. (604) 270-7576. • Delta Vancouver Airport 1500 Cessna Drive 3

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DOMESTIC TERMINAL (Before Security) • Starbucks: Coffee, pastries, sandwiches – Departures Level 3. • A&W: Breakfast served daily – Bacon ‘n Egger with real bacon and real eggs, hash browns, French Toast. Also, hamburgers, fries, beverages, including A&W’s famous root beer. Open 5am-10pm. Departures Level 3 • Harvey’s: Breakfast, burgers – Departures Level 3 • Jugo Juice: Juice, smoothies, wraps & paninis – Departures Level 3. • Subway: Sandwiches, salads & wraps – Departures Level 3 • Swiss Chalet: Rotisserie chicken – Arrivals Level 2 • Tim Hortons: Coffee, pastries, sandwiches, soups – Arrivals Level 2 and Departures Level 3 • Toshi Teppanyaki: Japanese cuisine – Departures Level 3

Thursday 11am-12am. Friday and Saturday 11am-1am (kitchen open until midnight). (604) 968-1178 • The Fairmont Vancouver Airport (at YVR) –3111 Grant McConachie Way Jetside Bar: Offers a selection of appetizers, snacks and shared food. (604) 248.3281 Globe@YVR: Award-winning signature restaurant, open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and featuring a special holiday menu. (604) 248-3281

Solution for April 2014 Crossword.

Pier 73 Restaurant: Located behind the hotel and suspended above the Fraser River in the heart of a 138-slip Marina. Great destination for casual lunch meetings, relaxed dinner gatherings, or evening drinks with friends. Kids Menu. Sunday to

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Cumin Spiced Pulled Pork with Coleslaw Sandwich, and the rest of the Company at Smokehouse Sandwich Co.

• Casual lunches • Relaxed dinner • After work drinks with friends • Your next function in our private dining room • Enjoy our monthly featured Three Course Tasting Menu with wine pairing

2 108-5188 Westminster Hwy, Richmond BC (604) 370-4177. Mon – Fri: 7:45 to 4pm. Saturday: 10am to 6pm

Treat Yourself to these Daily Features: • Monday – Mojito Mondays $7 Mojitos • Tuesday – Taco Tuesdays & $5 highballs • Wednesday – Cioppino & Wine on Tap Wednesdays • Thursday – Thirsty Thursdays Granville Island Small Batch • Friday – Fly by Fridays $5 Pints Pier 73 Lager. Show airport ID for tables of two or more and receive a complimentary “Bryce” bag of fries and $6 pints of Stanley Park Blonde and Amber • Saturday & Sunday – Brunch & $5 Caesars

Complimentary Parking. Free airport shuttle service At the Delta Vancouver Airport Hotel

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Come for the Food, stay for the Views, enjoy our Hospitality

The Best Fish & Chips in Town

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Tel: 604 736-6754 •  Fax: 604 736-6750 E-mail: jstewart@westerndriver.com

B & B ACCOMMODATION

Bed & Breakfast Comfortable accommodation, with special discounts for airline personnel. Five minutes from airport, in Richmond. Free pick-up to and from airport. Phone Penny or Ross (604) 273-1198 E-mail: chestnuttree@shaw.ca

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Ability to work in adverse weather conditions Shift work, 24 hour operation Offloading and Loading baggage and cargo Operate ground support equipment Training program provided EXCELLENT BENEFITS PACKAGE · FULL HEALTH · TRAVEL PERKS · UNIFORM · PARKING EMAIL YOUR RESUME TO: yvr.hr@am.servisair.com You must be a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant-IM1000 or Permanent Resident. Hold a valid Class 5 BC Drivers License and have your own means of reliable transportation

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Fling Wing

tells the definitive story of British Columbia’s key role in the development of the commercial helicopter. The early history of Okanagan Helicopters and the advent of heli-logging coupled with adventures from 45-year veteran fling wing pilot, Peter Barratt, who put the ‘fly’ in fly-fishing, and launched a new name in the industry—West Coast Helicopters.

Email Jack Schofield at: coastdog2@shaw.ca

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BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY

OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT

Office Space Available At YVR’s most desired location – Landmark Aviation

Prime, executive office space available at Landmark Aviation located on the beautiful southside of Canada’s finest airport - YVR. Offered at very competitive rates, with breathtaking views & an on-site business centre – a first-class presidents lounge & boardroom facility with 24/7 security. Many different office sizes and rent/term options. Enquiries, please contact Chris Paul at cpaul@landmarkaviation.com 604.279.2912

EVENTS

SATURDAY JULY 19, 2014 Career Day @ YPK Focus on Aviation/Aerospace Careers Your future – in tomorrow’s Aviation Industry Civilian – Military – Technology – Operations Location Pacific Rim Aviation Academy @ YPK Pitt Meadows Regional Airport

SUNDAY JULY 20, 2014 YPK Airport & Community Day Wings & Wheels & Community Displays 10am – 4pm Air Show – Aerobatic Act – Military Aircraft – RC* *Sponsored by the North Fraser Airshow Society

Contact: Trevor Sandwell 778.389.3750 : Email cavex@live.ca Participating organizations: BCAC • YEC • AIAC Pacific • ACLC BC

EMPLOYMENT WANTED Looking for an entry-level sales position with Freight Forwarding/Logistics firm. Can start after 9:30am and work late. Commerce Graduate with B2B sales experience and TDG Certified. Please call Raj at 604-620-9135.

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE SKYTALK NEWSPAPER is looking for a capable salesperson to develop and maintain new client relationships. The ideal applicant will be self-motivated, enthusiastic and enjoy working with clients to develop effective print & online ad campaigns. The ability to work independently, be deadline-oriented and have an understanding of current advertising trends will be advantageous to success. Email your résumé to Patrick Stewart, publisher pstewart@westerndriver.com


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Name that Aircraft

Send the correct name of this aircraft (make and model) and you could win a

7-DAY PARKING VOUCHER* from Park ‘N Fly Airport Parking *Cannot be combined with any other coupons.

Send your answer by: Email joanbelgrave@hotmail.com; Fax (604) 736-6750; #181-4438 West 10th Avenue Vancouver, BC V7B 2B4

A draw will be made from all correct entries received by April 30, 2014. The winner’s name will be published in the May 2014 edition of SkyTalk and at www.skytalkonline.com.

LAST MONTH’S WINNER: George Lucas Answer:

Airbus A300

The Airbus A300 is a short- to medium-range wide-body jet airliner developed and manufactured by Airbus. Released in 1972, it can typically seat 266 passengers in a twoclass layout, with a maximum range of 7,540 kilometres when fully loaded. Production of ceased in July 2007, along with its smaller A310 derivative. The third production A300 is now a zero gravity plane and travels to airshows around Europe.

ACROSS 1 Move hurriedly 5 Big foul up 10 Exploded star 14 Red pear-shaped tropical fruit with poisonous seeds 15 A resident of Iowa 16 Amongst 17 Moving backward 19 Take apart or take back 20 Estimate (abbrev.) 21 The watery part of milk 22 More pretentious 24 Horsefly 25 Rock climbing tool 26 Ransacked 29 A diplomatic representative of the Pope 30 A very small island 31 Riotous fight 32 Anagram of “Dot” 35 Shredded cabbage 36 Planet 37 Hindu mother goddess 38 Cask or barrel 39 Knives 40 Monetary unit of Jordan 41 The domain ruled by an empress 43 A kindly or tender nature 44 An ester of maleic acid 46 Animal hide 47 On fire 48 Teuton 49 Not amateur 52 Street 53 Secret 56 Car 57 Improvise 58 Go in advance 59 Killed intentionally 60 A small Mexican aquarium fish 61 Website addresses.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES GlobeGround Fuel Services CONSIDER A CAREER IN AVIATION Servisair is a leading global provider of aviation ground services delivering an integrated range of handling solutions across 121 locations such as ground-handling and airport services to several airline companies. Visit our website: www.servisair.com

JOIN OUR TEAM AS A FUELING SUPERVISOR

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CrossWord

DOWN 1 Scarce 2 Small four-stringed Hawaiian guitars 3 Cobblestone 4 Not him 5 Breathed deeply and heavily 6 Anagram of “Goner” 7 Distant 8 Craze 9 Undeserved 10 Nautical mile (abbrev.) 11 All-powerfuL 12 Visible part of a TV transmission 13 Decorate 18 Young “wise bird” 23 A contest of speed 24 Ball of yarn 25 Picks out from a group 26 Danger 27 Small island

28 Punish by whipping 29 Boldness 31 A silk fabric with a wavy pattern 33 Egg-shaped 34 Dreadful 36 The crest of a wave 37 Means 39 Unwanted email 40 City in India 42 Grassy field 43 Meets one’s needs (2 words) 44 Argentinian hare-like rodents 45 Tangled 46 Take as a given 48 Festival 49 Wharf 50 Not fake 51 Probabilities 54 Low-density lipoprotein (bad cholesterol) 55 Influenza.

See solution for crossword on page 17. ACCOMMODATIONS

The Fueling Supervisor is responsible for managing the day-to-day activities of the fueling operation on his/her shift, while ensuring that customer standards and contractual services are met. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES • Directly supervises all employees on the Ramp on a daily basis. • Guides and directs employees in the effective execution of duties, assists in problem solving and ensures that all Company health and safety policies are enforced. • Assists the Manager of Operations - Fueling in developing workforce schedules as it relates to cost and productivity of the Fueling Operations. • Assists with safety and technical training, as well as maintenance of training records as required. • Runs Accident/Injury investigation and Incident Command on scene. • Performs all daily operational paperwork: daily shift reports, delays reporting, employee performance documentation, WCB forms, and overtime control. • Executes fueling related functions, as required. • Performs all related duties as assigned. REQUIREMENTS • Must possess a High School diploma or GED equivalent and/or equivalent experience related to field. • Must have supervisory experience (in a unionized environment, an asset). • Knowledge of into-plane fueling and GSE fueling, as well as familiarity with equipment such as hydrants and tanker refuelers; an asset. • Must possess a minimum Class 5BC Provincial Driver Licence, Class 1 is preferred. • Available and flexible to work 24/7 on various shifts (day, evening, weekends and holidays). • Meet Transport Canada requirements stipulated in the ‘Airport Restricted Area Access Clearance Program’. • Must possess the ability to react quickly and make decisions which do not negatively impact operations and service levels. • Strong leadership skills, excellent interpersonal skills and well organized. • Ability to multi task and work well under pressure.

This position is located at the Vancouver International Airport. It is a unionized position, full-time and the hourly rate is $21.00. Servisair values diversity in the workplace and is committed to employment equity by encouraging applications from the following designated groups: women, aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.

Interested candidates should email their resume to: Mike.Matheson@am.servisair.com by indicating the reference: Fueling Supervisor

ONE BEDROOM APARTMENT Top floor, west facing, with large balcony, ht, hw, cable, parking, storage locker and elevator. Coin laundry on each floor. Steps to transit, schools and shops. 10 minutes to YVR. Very quiet building. No pets, no smoking. Lease from $895 per month.

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