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Why is ICBC paying for double billing?
New, not refurbished Pattullo preferred: TransLink
Practice costs hundreds of thousands annually, but auto insurer says ﬁx would be more expensive by Kevin Diakiw ICBC IS BEING double billed for as much as $1
Number of lanes, tolls still to be decided by Jeff Nagel TRANSLINK STILL wants to build an all-new Pattullo
Bridge rather than go with a cheaper plan to refurbish the existing span and avoid tolls. The regional transportation authority came to that conclusion after reviewing all the options over the last several months at the urging of the provincial transportation ministry. “Looking at the results, on balance TransLink still prefers a six-lane new bridge,” spokesman Ken Hardie said. “There are some things you can do to the existing bridge but it would take quite a bit of money and you would still have some of the same kinds of limitations as today.” Former transportation minister Shirley Bond had said refurbishing instead of replacing the existing Ken Hardie bridge could save money and potentially avoid the need to toll the crossing. TransLink’s latest finding is a repeat of the decision reached three years ago when its board ruled out short-term fixes and pledged to build a new bridge, using tolls if necessary. The 73-year-old bridge is far narrower than new bridges can be built today. Motorists complain of trucks encroaching into adjacent lanes and there have been repeated demands See WATTS / Page 5
BOAZ JOSEPH / THE LEADER
High time for park upgrade Entertainer Alex Elixir welcomes Liana Hyach (carrying 20-month-old Jacob) to the grand re-opening of Robson Park – at 12576 100 Ave. – last Saturday. The park has recently undergone upgrades that include a new children’s playground, expanded parking, an improved sports ﬁeld and environmental enhancements for ﬁsh habitat.
million annually, but fixing the problem, the auto insurer says, would cost more than the loss. Top managers have known about the issue for at least a couple of years. It stems from the cost of paint matching – the process of mixing the right tints so that the repaired portion of the vehicle will be the same colour as the rest of the vehicle. When the same vehicle racks up multiple claims, the fee for paint matching – at an estimated cost of $100 – is charged again, even though a record of the original paint match already exists. The subsequent paint match fees are then charged to ICBC again, even though the job doesn’t need to be Harry Bains repeated. An estimator with ICBC said the number of multiple claims was 11,000 between September 2009 and October 2010 for a total cost of $1.1 million. ICBC is saying 4,200 of those multiple claims were repaired at the same shop, so only the remainder Shirley Bond would have required a second charge for paint match. An ICBC spokesman also estimates the cost at $68 per match, for a total of $285,600 annually. Those were the figures initially given to an ICBC estimator who complained about the waste.
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Psychiatric assessment for child molester
Flanked by her mother Markita and father Victor, Miranda Kaulius wipes a tear from her eye at a press conference in Surrey Tuesday afternoon. The Kaulius family is calling for stricter drinking and driving laws. Miranda’s sister Kassandra Kaulius, 22, was struck and killed May 3 in a collision involving an alleged drunk driver.
Kyle Berkson convicted in attack on nine-year-old by Sheila Reynolds A PSYCHIATRIC assessment has been ordered to determine whether a man who sexually assaulted a nine-year-old girl in Surrey last year should be designated a dangerous or long-term offender. Kyle Berkson, 36, was convicted in February of breaking into the child’s bedroom and molesting her. He has yet to be sentenced, pending a request from the Crown to have Berkson assessed – a request which was granted on Wednesday by Surrey Provincial Court Judge James Donald Bahen, who said there is “a possibility that Mr. Berkson might be designated as a dangerous or long-term offender.” Berkson’s extensive criminal record extends back to 1988, and includes a sexual interference conviction in 1995 involving a fiveyear-old boy. Last month, Crown prosecutor Lynett Jung argued Berkson has shown an “inability to control his sexual impulses,” while defence lawyer David Gable argued much of Berkson’s record was about 10 years ago. In Canada, a person designated a dangerous offender may be receive an indefinite prison sentence to protect the public from the most dangerous violent and sexual offenders. Those deemed long-term offenders can be ordered to remain under supervision up to 10 years after release from prison. Berkson’s latest victim, now 10 years old, testified during January’s trial that she woke up last April to a man sitting on top of her. She said he cut the shorts she was sleeping in, molested her, licked her cheek, tried to get her to perform oral sex and threatened her. email@example.com
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‘I pray to God none of you ever have to experience this’ Family of Kassandra Kaulius calls for tougher impaired driving laws by Kevin Diakiw
The family wants an automatic two-year driving suspension for someone arrested for impaired driving. And if that person is impaired and involved in THE DRIVER involved in a crash that claimed the life of Kassandra Kaulius an accident, the family wants a minimum of a five-year jail sentence. two weeks ago should have her licence revoked immediately for two years, “If a person is impaired causing death, then they should be charged with the Kaulius family said this week. vehicular homicide,” Markita said. Family members appeared at a press conference at RCMP headquarters in If people knew tougher laws were implemented and strict sentences meted Surrey Tuesday afternoon, bringing with them an urn containing Kassandra’s out, they would think twice before getting behind the wheel of a car after ashes and mementos including a softball glove, photos and medals. drinking, she said. Twenty-two-year-old Kassandra Kaulius was returning home in her olderJoining the Kaulius family Tuesday was Laurel Middelaer, whose four-yearmodel BMW from a softball game May 3 when a woman, old daughter Alexa was killed three years ago to the day by a believed to be drunk, ran a red light in a van, smashing into drunk driver. the BMW at the corner of 152 Street and 64 Avenue. “The issue of impaired driving is a nut that needs to be video-online] Kaulius’ mother Markita said Tuesday the only thing she cracked,” Middelaer said. “And the reality of what you’re seeing saw of her daughter after the crash was her blood-soaked in this family today, is the reality that four families face every purse and the softball jersey she was wearing. She spent day in Canada.” www.surreyleader.com Mother’s Day selecting the clothes Kassandra would wear She said the solution is like a three-legged stool, and includes when she was cremated. education, enforcement and the application of the law. The first “I pray to God none of you ever have to experience this,” said Markita, also two, in this country, are outstanding, Middelaer said. a victim services worker with the RCMP. “The part of the stool that is causing everything to be off balance, is the The 34-year-old van driver was given a one-day driving suspension and application of justice. There is a void there, and that is the area that needs to then three weeks to “get her affairs in order” before she was handed a onebe addressed.” year prohibition from driving by B.C.’s Superintendent of Motor Vehicles. The Kaulius family is circulating a petition calling for changes in law which Markita said her daughter didn’t get 21 days to get her affairs in order. will allow judges to hand out more meaningful sentences.
Local pair among Top 25 Canadian Immigrants of 2011 Men honoured with national award by Sheila Reynolds TWO LOCAL men – one who fights
immigration fraud and another who speaks out for society’s marginalized – have been named among the Top 25 Canadian Immigrants of 2011 by Canadian Immigrant Magazine. Delta’s Alex Sangha, a social worker who has written opinion columns for The Leader, was recognized for his advocacy work on behalf of oppressed people. He is also co-founder of Mindset, a mental health education and awareness
group at Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society (PICS). Sangha immigrated from the United Kingdom. He says growing up, he faced discrimination not only for being South Asian, but for being gay. His experiences overcoming injustice and bullying led him to become a vocal advocate for others. “I feel if you give back and help others then you reap rewards of positive energy, positive feedback, and an intrinsic feeling of health and wellness,” Sangha says. Aditya Mohan of Surrey, an
immigrant from India, is a life insurance agent by day, but was acknowledged for his passion in fighting immigration fraud at the grassroots level. “While talking to the people in the community facing immigration [sponsorship] challenges, I realized that most of them had a story about how they had paid some unbelievable amount of money to some immigration consultant firms, but were still unsure about the status of their cases,” Mohan says. See AWARDS / Page 5
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Watts: New bridge is better From page 1 for a median barrier in response to numerous fatal crashes on the bridge or its approaches over the years. Hardie said the bridge deck can’t be widened where it abuts the yellow superstructure girders, making a four-lane safety upgrade along its entire length impossible. The alternative, he said, is to convert it into a three-lane bridge with a counterflow system like the Lions Gate Bridge. But the counterflow scenario would mean long back-ups on whichever side traffic is constricted to a single lane, he said. “Both of those represented technical issues in terms of traffic flow,” he said. Asked whether the province concurs with the decision, Hardie referred questions to the transportation ministry, where officials said the bridge is TransLink’s jurisdiction. While both the province and TransLink have said they’d like to find a way to pay for the new bridge without using tolls, Hardie said they remain on the table. “Tolls remain an option if there is no other way of paying for it,”
he said. Whether the new bridge is six lanes or four depends heavily on whether the United Boulevard extension as part of a planned North Fraser Perimeter Road is built, Hardie said. The project is controversial in New Westminster, where some residents fear worsened congestion and other local impacts. Hardie said the extra two lanes on a six-lane span would only be needed to connect the North Fraser Perimeter Road – if it is built – to the South Fraser Perimeter Road now under construction. TransLink expects to shed more light on its plans for the United Boulevard extension at an open house Thursday evening. A six-lane new bridge is expected to cost on the order of $1 billion. Hardie was unable to provide an estimate of how much might be saved by making it four lanes instead. Nor could he say what the next steps in replacing the Pattullo would be or when they might come. Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts backs TransLink’s decision to build a new bridge.
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From page 3 “Being an immigrant myself, I could easily understand and empathize with the situation. But I did not just want to listen to their stories and do nothing. I decided to take a corrective step, however small, toward the betterment of the entire situation.” The third-annual awards are meant to celebrate the stories and achievements of outstanding Canadian immigrants. Winners are chosen through an online public vote. The 75 finalists were shortlisted from a panel of judges from more than 500 nominations received over a twomonth period. This year, more than 25,000 Canadians voted for their favourite finalists. Award recipients were honoured at a ceremony Monday (May 16) in Toronto and will be recognized at another planned in Vancouver on May 26. Winners receive a commemorative certificate and lapel pin, as well as a $500 donation towards an authorized Canadian charity of their choice. They will also be featured on canadianimmigrant.ca and in the June 2011 print edition of Canadian Immigrant magazine.
“That has been the preference by the city due to the age and structure of the bridge,” Watts said. “It makes no sense to spend millions refurbishing it only to have to replace it down the road.” TransLink had been poised to begin public consultations on the new bridge design last September, but put those on hold after requests from Victoria to review the alternatives. No new dates have been scheduled so far. TransLink has closed the centre lanes of the bridge each night since 2005 to reduce the risk of head-on crashes. A series of studies have tackled the problem of the bridge’s safety for nearly a decade. An ICBC study in 2002 concluded motorists drive the bridge too fast and recommended using photo radar cameras to ticket speeders, an option later ruled out by the province. It also raised options like converting to three lanes or adding a thin median barrier. Banning trucks from the bridge has been raised before, but TransLink has always said the Pattullo must move goods.
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Continued from page 7 PROPOSAL: To rezone the site from â€œDuplex Residential Zone (RM-D)â€? to â€œSingle Family Residential Zone (RF)â€?. The purpose of the rezoning is to permit subdivision into two single family lots.
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Bond: â€˜This is not an easy fixâ€™ From page 1 â€œI told them I was going to see the Auditor General as the facts they were supplying were wrong and I could prove they were wrong,â€? the complainant wrote in a letter to Harry Bains, the NDP MLA for SurreyNewton. â€œICBC reopened the file and finally agreed the overpayments were well above 11,000 claims a year and well over $1.1 million per year.â€? Bains raised the issue in the Estimates Committee in Victoria on May 10 with the minister responsible for ICBC, Shirley Bond. Bains said heâ€™s been told by some people at ICBC that correcting the problem would be simple. â€œThey have suggested it can easily be done by either the ICBC estimators or the shop estimators,â€? Bains told Bond. â€œBut the management (at ICBC) has been instructing those estimators not to deduct the double payment. This is money that comes out of ICBCâ€™s clients. The money should go towards reducing their rates.â€? ICBC management, Bains said, is blaming the computer system, claiming there is no way to take out the double payment.
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The computer system, known as ADXE, is used by most auto insurers, including ICBC. Reprogramming the system would be financially untenable, management says. â€œWe use an off-the shelf, industry standard, estimating program to account for repairs,â€? an ICBC spokesman told The Leader Wednesday. â€œThere is no customized program available to eliminate this charge and implementing a manual check of every claim would far outweigh the cost of the charges.â€? Bond said she was aware the overbilling was occurring, but she disputed its frequency and the $1-million cost. She said the total cost to the insurance company is about $200,000 annually. â€œThis is not an easy fix,â€? Bond told the committee. â€œThe e-mails might indicate that it is; Iâ€™m being told itâ€™s not that simple. What weâ€™ve agreed to do is have Jon (Schubert, CEO of ICBC) go back and look at what, if anything, can be done.â€? The discussion occurred the same week ICBC was considering increasing premiums for drivers with only one speeding ticket. That plan has been dropped.
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N OT I C E O F P U B L I C H E A R I N G - M O N DAY, M AY 3 0 , 2 011 The Council of the City of Surrey will hold a Public Hearing pursuant to the provisions of the Local Government Act, in the Council Chamber at City Hall, 14245 - 56 Avenue, Surrey, BC, on Monday, May 30, 2011, commencing at 7:00 p.m. Surrey Zoning By-law, 1993, No. 12000, Amendment By-law, 2011, No. 17404 Application: 7908-0128-00 CIVIC ADDRESS: 6680 - 152 Street, 15231, 15309 and 15361 - 66 Avenue APPLICANT: 0695661 B.C. Ltd., Elegant Holdings Ltd., Sandhu Malri Holdings Inc., and 0726258 B.C. Ltd. c/o Coastland Engineering & Surveying Ltd. (Mike Helle) #101, 19292 - 60 Avenue, Surrey, BC V3S 3M2 PROPOSAL: To rezone the site from “General Agriculture Zone (A-1)” to “Comprehensive Development Zone (CD)”. The purpose of the rezoning is to permit subdivision into ﬁfteen (15) business park lots and one (1) future commercial lot. B. Permitted Uses for By-law 17404 The Lands and structures shall be used for the following uses only, or for a combination of such uses within Blocks A, B and C as shown on the Survey Plan prepared by Joginder Riar B.C.L.S. and dated May 4, 2011, and forming part of this By-law as Schedule A. 1. Block A: (a) Light impact industry; (b) Ofﬁce uses excluding social escort services and methadone clinics; (c) General service uses excluding drive-through banks; (d) Warehouse uses; (e) Distribution centres; (f) Accessory uses including the following: i. Personal service uses limited to the following: a. Barbershops; b. Beauty parlours; c. Cleaning and repair of clothing; and d. Shoe repair shops; ii. Recreational facilities, excluding go-kart operations, drag racing and riﬂe ranges; iii. Eating establishments limited to a maximum of 200 seats and excluding drive-through restaurants; iv. Community services; v. Assembly halls limited to churches, provided that: a. The church does not exceed a total ﬂoor area of 700 square metres (7,500 sq. ft.); b. The church accommodates a maximum of 300 seats; and c. There is not more than one church on a lot and where a lot has been subdivided by a strata plan then there shall be only one church within the strata plan; vi. Child care centre; and vii. Dwelling unit(s) provided that the dwelling unit(s) is (are): a. Contained within a principal building; b. Occupied by the owner or a caretaker, for the protection of the businesses permitted; c. Restricted to a maximum number of: 1. One dwelling unit in each principal building less than 2,800 square metres [30,000 sq. ft.] in ﬂoor area; 2. Two dwelling units in each principal building of 2,800 square metres [30,000 sq. ft.] or greater in ﬂoor area; and 3. Notwithstanding Sub-sections B.1.(f)vii.c.1. and c.2., the maximum number shall be 2 dwelling units per lot and where the lot has been subdivided by a strata plan then there shall be a maximum of 2 dwelling units within the strata plan; and d. Restricted to a maximum ﬂoor area of: 1. 140 square metres [1,500 sq. ft.] for one (ﬁrst) dwelling unit on a lot and where a lot has been subdivided by a strata plan then there shall only be one 140-square metre [1,500-sq. ft.] dwelling unit within the strata plan; 2. 90 square metres [970 sq. ft.] for each additional dwelling unit; and 3. Notwithstanding Sub-sections B.1.(f)vii.d.1. and d.2., the maximum ﬂoor area shall not exceed 33% of the total ﬂoor area of the principal building within which the dwelling unit is contained. 2. Blocks B1, B2 and B3: (a) Light impact industry; (b) Ofﬁce uses excluding social escort services and methadone clinics; (c) General service uses excluding drive-through banks; (d) Warehouse uses; (e) Distribution centres; (f) Accessory uses including the following: i. Personal service uses limited to the following: a. Barbershops; b. Beauty parlours; c. Cleaning and repair of clothing; and d. Shoe repair shops; ii. Recreational facilities, excluding go-kart operations, drag racing and riﬂe ranges;
iii. Eating establishments, excluding drive-through restaurants provided that: a. There is a maximum of 1 eating establishment in Block B1, 1 eating establishment in Block B2 and 1 eating establishment in Block B3; and b. Each eating establishment does not exceed a ﬂoor area of 1,858 square metres [20,000 sq.ft.]; iv. Community services; v. Assembly halls limited to churches, provided that: a. The church does not exceed a total ﬂoor area of 700 square metres (7,500 sq. ft.); b. The church accommodates a maximum of 300 seats; and c. There is not more than one church on a lot and where a lot has been subdivided by a strata plan then there shall be only one church within the strata plan; vi. Child care centre; and vii. Dwelling unit(s) provided that the dwelling unit(s) is (are): a. Contained within a principal building; b. Occupied by the owner or a caretaker, for the protection of the businesses permitted; c. Restricted to a maximum number of: 1. One dwelling unit in each principal building less than 2,800 square metres [30,000 sq. ft.] in ﬂoor area; 2. Two dwelling units in each principal building of 2,800 square metres [30,000 sq. ft.] or greater in ﬂoor area; and 3. Notwithstanding Sub-sections B.2(f)vii.c.1. and c.2., the maximum number shall be 2 dwelling units per lot and where the lot has been subdivided by a strata plan then there shall be a maximum of 2 dwelling units within the strata plan; and d. Restricted to a maximum ﬂoor area of: 1. 140 square metres [1,500 sq. ft.] for one (ﬁrst) dwelling unit on a lot and where the lot has been subdivided by a strata plan then there shall only be one 140-square metre [1,500-sq. ft.] dwelling unit within the strata plan; 2. 90 square metres [970 sq. ft.] for each additional dwelling unit; and 3. Notwithstanding Sub-sections B.2(f)vii.d.1. and d.2., the maximum ﬂoor area shall not exceed 33% of the total ﬂoor area of the principal building within which the dwelling unit is contained. Block C: (a) Light impact industry; (b) Ofﬁce uses excluding social escort services and methadone clinics; (c) General service uses excluding drive-through banks; (d) Warehouse uses; (e) Distribution centres; (f) Recycling depots provided that: i. The use is conﬁned to an enclosed building; and ii. The storage of used tires is prohibited. (g) Automotive services uses; (h) Automobile painting and body work. (i) Accessory uses including the following: i. Personal service uses limited to the following: a. Barbershops; b. Beauty parlours; c. Cleaning and repair of clothing; and d. Shoe repair shops; ii. Recreational facilities, excluding go-kart operations, drag racing and riﬂe ranges; iii. Community services; iv. Assembly halls limited to churches, provided that: a. The church does not exceed a total ﬂoor area of 700 square metres (7,500 sq. ft.); b. The church accommodates a maximum of 300 seats; and c. There is not more than one church on a lot and where a lot has been subdivided by a strata plan then there shall be only one church within the strata plan; v. Child care centre; and vi. Dwelling unit(s) provided that the dwelling unit(s) is (are): a. Contained within a principal building; b. Occupied by the owner or a caretaker, for the protection of the businesses permitted; c. Restricted to a maximum number of: 1. One dwelling unit in each principal building less than 2,800 square metres [30,000 sq. ft.] in ﬂoor area; 2. Two dwelling units in each principal building of 2,800 square metres [30,000 sq. ft.] or greater in ﬂoor area; and 3. Notwithstanding Sub-sections B.3.(i)vi.c.1. and c.2., the maximum number shall be 2 dwelling units per lot and where the lot has been subdivided by a strata plan then there shall be a maximum of 2 dwelling units within the strata plan; and. d. Restricted to a maximum ﬂoor area of: 1. 140 square metres [1,500 sq. ft.] for one (ﬁrst)
dwelling unit on a lot and where a lot has been subdivided by a strata plan then there shall only be one 140-square metre [1,500-sq. ft.] dwelling unit within the strata plan; 2. 90 square metres [970 sq. ft.] for each additional dwelling unit; and 3. Notwithstanding Sub-sections B.3(i)vi.d.1. and d.2., the maximum ﬂoor area shall not exceed 33% of the total ﬂoor area of the principal building within which the dwelling unit is contained.
DEVELOPMENT LOCATION MAP BY-LAW 17404
Surrey Zoning By-law, 1993, No. 12000, Amendment By-law, 2011, No. 17405 Application: 7910-0309-00 CIVIC ADDRESS: 5828, 5844, 5874 and 5898 - 142 Street APPLICANT: Ernest and Margaret Wood, Stanley and Linda Gidora, Alec Wolowidnyk, David Wolowidnyk, Terence and Margaret Knight c/o Dawson & Sawyer Lands Ltd. (Sam Hooge) 12205 Gardiner Street, Surrey, BC V4A 3C5 PROPOSAL: To rezone the site from “One-Acre Residential Zone (RA)” to “Comprehensive Development Zone (CD)”. The purpose of the rezoning is to permit the development of 119 townhouse units. B. Permitted Uses for By-law 17405 The Lands and structures shall be used for the following uses only, or for a combination of such uses: 1. Ground-oriented multiple unit residential buildings. 2. Child care centres, provided that such centres: (a) Do not constitute a singular use on the lot; and (b) Do not exceed a total area of 3.0 square metres [32 sq.ft.] per dwelling unit.
DEVELOPMENT LOCATION MAP BY-LAW 17405
Surrey Zoning By-law, 1993, No. 12000, Amendment By-law, 2011, No. 17406 Application: 7910-0291-00 CIVIC ADDRESS: 14211 - 110 Avenue (also shown as 14213 - 110 Avenue) APPLICANT: Kulwinder S. and Jaspreet K. Phagura, Sharanpreet S. and Amjot K. Takhar c/o Mainland Engineering (2007) Corp. (Avnash Banwait) #206, 8363 -128 Street, Surrey, BC V3W 4G1
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e’re closer to land used for grass and corn June than we production. are to April The grass used for silage – yet until is growing, although not Tuesday, spring seemed quite as quickly as in other distant. years, and it will soon be Nowhere is that more cut down. While some will obvious than in Surrey be fully cured as hay, most farmers’ fields. While will be harvested partially optimistic vegetable farmers dried and stored in the large have planted some of their plastic-covered bales that crops, much of Surrey’s have become the norm in farmland hasn’t been recent years. Dairy cows, touched by machinery yet most of whom stay in their this spring. The land is wet barns at all times, will also because of the incessant receive freshly cut grass as rain, and the cool weather part of their diet. makes it uncertain that Blueberry farmers have seeds will sprout. been preparing their plants It’s been a cool for what and rainy spring. they hope Some mornings will be a have hovered on good harthe edge of frost. vest. The steady flow One farm of rain has made sector that it tougher than rarely misses usual to farm. a beat due But farmers to weather are an optimistic is the lot, and they will Frank Bucholtz burgeoning be out in their greenhouse fields this week industry. during what is Consumers expected to be a spell of have already been enjoying good weather. Some will be hothouse tomatoes and cutting grass for their livepeppers grown in Surrey stock; others will be plowing and other parts of the Lower their fields and preparing Mainland. to plant crops. Those with Greenhouses used for plants which have been flowers, ornamental plants growing in greenhouses will and other nursery stock are be transplanting them into also in full production. This fields as soon as the land is is a major component of prepared. Surrey’s agriculture industry. Surrey has an impressive Backyard gardeners are agricultural sector, somewatching the weather as thing many of its urban anxiously as commercial residents are oblivious to. farmers. Some have planted The farmland base is large, crops; many have prepared and drainage improvements the soil for an onslaught of have meant some areas seeds and plants that is likely which were often too wet to to take place in the next two cultivate in the past are now weeks. available for crops. Weather is often a chalI made a trip south of lenge for agriculture, even in Cloverdale on Tuesday, and this area with its mild yearobserved that some vegetaround climate Farmers don’t ble farmers have planted as automatically expect good many plants they can, given weather, but they do hope the weather conditions. for it, and take full advanOthers are ready to plant tage of it when it arrives. any day. The rich soil in that We will soon be able area is often conducive to to enjoy the fruits of their as many as three crops each labour and purchase their year, and the industrious produce at farmer’s markets, farmers are able to work the roadside stands, produce land to its maximum. stores, supermarkets and Surrey’s few dairy farmers other locations. It’s one of run large operations, and the best aspects of the summost have vast tracts of mer season.
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Should the Delta School District ﬁnd a way to save the alternate program at Seaquam Secondary? Here’s how you responded: Yes 77% No 22% GREAT OUTDOORS
The excitement of scavenging
riting a Mother’s Day column earlier a mountain as part of a quarry development. So, I this month got me thinking about learned all about various types of explosives, and how to use them. mom-related stories. Among our repertoire of stuff that went ‘boom’ Like most of us, I have quite a few. Many of those involve the outdoors, as my mother was detonating cord – plastic-covered yarn containing high explosive, used to set off a series of charges. is a great lover of nature, and until fairly recently, a You know where I’m going with this... devout walker of mountains. Yup, what mom had picked up, carefully coiled Together we hiked what must have been hundreds together, packed down a mountain, and put in her of miles of trails, and thanks to her, I developed my garage, was essentially a long, thin bomb. own love of the outback. The guys building that new logging road had been Back in her robust days, ma would venture off by blasting, and carelessly left a long length of det cord herself, exploring new routes, and backpacking up lying around. into the hills for days. Now, this stuff is not particularly sensitive to lowAnd after each jaunt, she’d have stories to tell, and velocity impact. It requires a blasting cap to cook it found treasures to show. off. As to the latter, I have a memory that causes me However, had mom actually got around to stringto grin each time I recall it. I may even have written ing up her raspberries with her handy-dandy det about it at some point. cord, and say for instance, had lightning It was perhaps about 20 years ago when, during a visit to her house, mom hit it … well, instant jam! mentioned that she’d been out walking a Or better yet, had Dad’s briefs been new logging road in the Chilliwack Valclipped to ma’s new “clothesline,” and ley, or maybe it was the Harrison area. it went off, those undies would’ve been In any event, it was an interesting little in orbit! jaunt, and one which yielded a useful I’m betting he would’ve had somefind. thing to say about that... And what might that be, I asked. Thankfully, those plans never got to Well, she said she had found a really the implementation stage. long piece of very good string. I relieved mom of her interestShe hadn’t ever seen anything like it, Andrew Holota ing find, and handed it over to the she said. It was orange, and had a coatexplosive ordnance disposal lads at the ing on it, probably to make it weatherChilliwack military base, who were proof. highly skeptical that I actually had what I claimed to Which was perfect, because she was going to use it have. to tie up her raspberry plants, she said. Or maybe it They got serious when I showed them. “You say your mother found this on a mountain, could make a good clothesline. Something began to niggle at the back of my mind. and carried it home?!” Yes sir. I asked to see this weatherproof rope. Anyway, all’s well that ends well. Sure, she said, leading the way into the carport. Mom stopped scavenging orange cord, and I got a And there it was – maybe 100 feet or so of orange great story to tell. cord. Now, the road of life to that point had taken me Andrew Holota is the editor of The Abbotsford through various adventures and jobs, one of them being an underground miner for awhile in the Rock- News, a sister paper to The Leader. ies. We were drilling and blasting our way under email@example.com
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CIRCULATION MANAGER Marilou Pasion
QUESTION OF THE WEEK
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Tax hurts those on fixed incomes
I AM SORRY Christy Clark, but cutting one or
two per cent off the HST will do nothing to address the real flaws and injustices in the tax. It would not address the fact that because labour used to be tax-exempt under the PST and used to be five per cent, seniors and other individuals who can no longer do those household jobs themselves now pay a whopping 12 per cent.
Even 10 per cent is still a 100-per-cent increase. It will do absolutely nothing to solve the medical anomaly of paying 12 or 10 per cent on a health therapy and registered massage therapy which I use to control my fibromyalgia. It would hardly make a dent in the more than $1,700 this tax gouge has cost me in less than a year.
The consequence of the HST is that I live on very rapidly diminishing fixed pension. Am I to believe that my experience with the HST is just another anomaly? Stop with the throwing good money after bad already. Wayne Clark Maple Ridge
Losing connection with parks WHEN THE LIBERAL government first came into power in 2002, they immediately cancelled all interpretation funding for provincial parks, even though interpretation is stated in BC Parks’ mandate as one of the key pillars that upholds the system. Interpretation was cancelled for nearly four years until its return in 2006, which is the first year I was hired as a parks interpreter. I fell in love with the job and returned every summer for four years. As 2011 is the centennial year of BC Parks, one would think the government would actually inject a bit more funding into the summer environmental education programs that parks interpreters run. Instead we’ve once again been served up the cancellation of all funding for interpretive programs in our parks. Families will be missing out on the enjoyment of partaking in educational programs. The loss of interpretation means much more than that, though. Parks interpreters help people engage nature. We help build a sense of ownership and help people see why it is important to be environmentally conscious. Our parks provide a lot of income to this province. For example, in 2001, the Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection announced that BC Parks contributed over half-
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A letter writer laments the government’s second cancellation of interpretive programs for B.C.’s provincial parks. Above is a view at Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park. a-billion dollars to the province’s GDP. We put very little funding into our park system and yet we gain so much from it. To all families who visit B.C. parks and support summer programs and
guided nature walks, I encourage you to write the new B.C. Minister of the Environment Terry Lake at terry. firstname.lastname@example.org . He can also be reached by phone at 250-387-1187 or by mail at room 112, Parliament
Buildings, Victoria, B.C. V8V 1X4. Let him know your opinion on the cancellation of family programs in our beautiful parks. Angela McCormick, Surrey
Feds’ first priority Equality not fair for all isn’t about crime LETTER WRITER A. Bayer has unfairly compared equality to multicultural-
NINA GREWAL says, “I believe crime remains a number-one priority” for the people of Fleetwood-Port Kells. Presumably, by this she means “fighting crime” or maybe even “preventing crime” is a number-one priority. At any rate, if the Conservatives are so worried about crime, why have they been so selective about supporting the legal system? Sure, it’s politically sexy to bring in mandatory sentencing laws and build more prisons. But the far less-expensive and far more immediate need is more funding to hire and retain more prosecutors and judges – at both the federal and provincial levels. This is not just a provincial
responsibility, as the Conservatives would have you believe. B.C.’s current justice system mess (which The Leader highlighted recently) could be relieved if the provinces received better funding from Ottawa – either better funding overall, or funding targeted at strengthening the justice system. And there is another, longerterm solution for much of the crime problem: Preventing it in the first place by building a more equal society. The correlation between equality and low crime is backed up by lots of recent empirical research. But Grewal will never be accused of making a more equal society “a number-one priority.” Jason Welch, Surrey
ism, as some individuals may still be left marginalized if there were equality for all. Equality and fairness are two separate notions. As a school teacher, I know that if I treated all of my students on the basis of equality, I would be doing a disservice to the those students with special needs that may require adaptation or modification to their curriculum and assessment. If I expected that students with learning disabilities produce the exact same quality of work as all of the other students in class, I would be treating that student unfairly, and that to me is inequality. A. Bayer has pointed out favouritism to a particular group in the recent federal election because election signs were written in a different language. This to me would mean the same as an able-minded student complaining that a student with learning difficulties be not given the extra time to complete their work. Raising awareness in the province regarding election in another language provides clarity for voters. If this is the type of multiculturalism that A. Bayer was referring to, then I can’t help but think how many others are living amongst us with superficial tolerance. Favouritism would mean that one group has an unfair advantage, and right now I don’t see who had the unfair advantage. L. Virk, Surrey
How is the HST helping business? IN A recent Leader article, Surrey
Board of Trade CEO Anita Huberman was quoted as saying, “we support the HST and that it is good for business.” The SBOT asked businesses what impact the HST has had on them and apparently 62.6 per cent said it was as they thought it would be. But these businesses never said what they “thought it would be” and only 25.2 per cent said the effect has been better. That doesn’t seem to be a strong endorsement for keeping the HST. Also in the news item, it was disclosed that “three out of four respondents to the survey thought the negative reaction to the HST was a result of how it was implemented.” Or is it that these businesses haven’t passed on any savings to the consumer? It would be to very easy for these businesses to keep the HST and add it to their bottom line as a profit as they now can write off the HST as an expense. The board also states it does not want to see the tax lowered from its current 12 per cent: “We do not support a reduction in the rate of the HST... that’s not good for the economy, not good for business.” With fewer and fewer people now going out to spend less of their discretionary income, how can that be good for the economy and business? We’ve been hit with the province’s carbon tax, higher costs for fuel, higher costs for food, and higher costs for services. Major industries receive carbon credits and HST credits, and can write off other expenses as well, but what about the pensioner on a pensioner’s income or the single parent on low income who are unable to write off anything? I challenge Ms. Huberman to give a few examples of how the HST is helping the small businesses, ie. shops, small grocery stores, bicycle repair shops, or licensed restaurants which have been hit with a double whammy with the new drinking and driving penalties. David Hammer, Surrey
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Teacher award Kudos to Kwantlen instructor Black Press KWANTLEN Polytechnic
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A feast of goodwill Grade 11 students Simaran Grewal (left) and Ravneet Samra, both 17, cut paper ﬁgures during a 24-hour famine at Relevant High School on Saturday. The 18 students involved with the event at the private school raised $1,600 for the Surrey Food Bank. BOAZ JOSEPH / THE LEADER
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Derby ready to roll at rodeo
The Doomsday Bunnies (in blue) and the Anarchy Angels will be among several roller derby teams that will compete at the Cloverdale Curling Club on the May long weekend.
Rollerskate bouts Saturday and Sunday by Jennifer Lang THE ACTION-packed,
full-contact sport of roller derby is a star attraction at this year’s Cloverdale Rodeo. B.C.’s only co-ed roller derby league, the Mainland Misfits, present Cowgirls and Rollerskates, a two-day derby May 21 and 22 at the Cloverdale Curling Club, the league’s home track. The Mainland Misfits are made up of two women’s teams, the Anarchy Angels and the Doomsday Bunnies, plus a men’s team called – tantalizingly – the Vancouver Murder. “We really want to build up our following and our fan base, and we really want people in the community to come out and join us,” says Fort Langley’s Tawnya Wood, co-captain of the Doomsday Bunnies. The sport is growing so quickly, it’s gone viral, with 19 B.C. leagues and growing. “It’s full contact, and very competitive. Also, people have a lot of fun,” says Wood, who skates by the moniker Tee Kayo. Teammates’ names include Boo T Slamma, Devoida Taste and Backstabbing Bettie, to name a few. The Anarchy Angels sport monikers like Mya Diction, Rolla Sassin and Mala Justid. Roller derby is theatrical, even kitschy. The colourful costumes are legendary, as are individual displays like fishnet stockings and face paint – but it’s an athletic sport involving strength, agility and strategy. It’s also family friendly, as fans old and new will discover this weekend, when they’ll get their first look at the Misfits during the Cloverdale Rodeo Parade, followed by Cowgirls and Rollerskates, a four-bout derby Saturday and Sunday, in support of the charity Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver. Amazingly, the mens and ladies teams share the track during some bouts, although Wood is careful to note the teams themselves are not co-ed. There’s no shoulder checking during co-ed bouts, but hip checks
are allowed, leading to spills and wipe-outs, and times when players even land on one another. In flat track derby, the track is flat (in this case, polished concrete), not banked. Players wear roller skates, elbow and knee pads, mouth and wrist guards and helmets. The rules are simple. Two teams take part in a bout. Each 30-minute half is broken into shifts called jams. The eight players at the front are called the pack and act as blockers. The two jammers – one from each team – take off after the pack once the whistle blows, trying to make it through. Once past the pack, the jammers sprint ahead to catch up with the pack again. Jammers must complete a second lap in order to score points by passing opposing players, who, in turn, try to block their progress. “Roller derby is an incredibly strategic game,” Wood says. It’s also one of the fastest-growing sports in North America – and beyond. The players on Wood’s team run the gamut, from punk rockers to business executives, artists and homemakers aged 21 to 50. “Derby is a sport that embraces all shapes, all sizes and all athletic abilities,” she says. On Saturday, May 21, there’s a men’s all star invitational from 1-3 p.m., followed by Public Frenemy vs. Doomsday Bunnies from 4-6 p.m. On Sunday, May 22, the Sea to Sky Sirens take on the Anarchy Angels from 1-3 p.m., with a co-ed all-star invitational closing out the derby from 4 to 6 p.m. Bouts are free with fairgrounds admission ticket. Look for the Mainland Misfits at the Cloverdale Curling Club – inside the Extreme Zone. The Misfits also present One Lump or Two, an Alice in Wonderland “Mad Hatter” themed derby, June 4 at the Cloverdale Curling Rink, when they’ll host two teams from Vancouver’s Terminal City Rol-
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Man dead in foundry accident WorkSafeBC investigates Black Press A SURREY foundry worker is dead after a workplace accident last week. The 48-year-old man was operating a pedestal grinder at Highland Foundry Ltd. at 9670 187 St. at about 2 p.m. Friday when the grinder wheel fractured and hit him. “The grinding wheel split apart or fractured, and fragments struck the worker,” said WorkSafeBC spokesperson Donna Freeman. “He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.” WorkSafeBC is currently investigating the accident, so it’s too early to say whether proper practices were being used and what role the machinery played, Freeman said. “All of that will be part of the investigation,” she said. “They’ll obviously be looking at the equipment, or having the employer seek experts to look at the equipment.” As in all workplace accidents, WorkSafeBC reviews training, work procedures and supervision levels. firstname.lastname@example.org
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about the case, including how Woodruff knew the couple, except to say FIFTY-TWO-YEAR-OLD Jack Douglas that investigators believe the murder Woodruff made his second court was targeted. A motive has not been appearance Monday via video in con- revealed. nection with the 2008 double murder Dudley, 37, and her boyfriend of Lisa Dudley and Guthrie McKay in McKay, 33, were found by a neighMission. bour on Sept. 22, 2008 at a rural He was remanded into custody home in Mission four days after a 911 until his next appearance on May 26. call was received that six shots had Woodruff, a Surrey been fired in the area. resident, was charged McKay was prowith two counts of firstnounced dead on the degree murder last week scene. Dudley was in after a 31-month investisevere medical distress gation by the Integrated and died en route to Homicide Investigation hospital. Team (IHIT). Cpl. Mike White Dudley’s family was was given a written Mark Surakka, reprimand and docked in the Abbotsford courtroom last Friday and got day’s pay in victim’s stepfather one a glimpse of the man March after an RCMP accused of killing their disciplinary hearing daughter. determined that he “We didn’t know the person at failed to properly investigate the all,” said Dudley’s stepfather, Mark shots-fired call. Surakka, explaining the family He left the scene after being there went through a range of emotions – for 10 minutes and did not follow up pleased for the arrest and charges, but the next day, the board of adjudicaalso shocked and saddened because tion concluded. the ordeal resurrected the past. Woodruff ’s criminal history dates Surakka said he would still like to back to 1997 and mainly involves stosee a coroner’s inquest, but for now, len property, fraud and stolen credit he and his family are preparing for cards. He is also connected to missing the court process, which they know Surrey woman Karen Batke, who was can take a few years to conclude. last seen in 2007. IHIT spokesman Dale Carr said — with Abbotsford News files last week he could reveal few details email@example.com
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Cardno has also been charged with making A MAN arrested in and possessing child connection with 15 sex- pornography. related offenses â€“ six of Police say they have them with people under images of other people 16 â€“ has been released who have had contact and has moved into the with Cardno and Fraser Heights area. havenâ€™t been identified, Police are advising and believe he accessed the public that children 46-year-old by making James Cardno, acquaintance of Surrey, was with adults first. arrested and None of the charged with accusations eight of the have been offenses in proven in court. March. Then He has been seven more released and James Cardno is living in the were added after additional Fraser Heights people came forward. area and is scheduled Police believe the for a court appearance alleged offenses took on June 9. place in the area of King Mounties are asking George Boulevard and anyone who may know 96 Avenue and in Fraser him and believe their Heights. children may have The charges include been approached to call two counts of sexual police at 604-599-0502 interference, two counts or Crime Stoppers at of sexual exploitation 1-800-222-TIPS if you as well as one count wish to remain anonyof invitation to sexual mous. touching. firstname.lastname@example.org
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struck by a person who has since had their driverâ€™s licence suspended for impaired driving. At about 10 p.m. on Monday, a Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) was traveling westbound on 76 Avenue at about 128 Street, when the woman crossed the road in dark clothing and was hit by the SUV. She was not at a marked crosswalk. The driver of the SUV stayed on scene, and was given a breathalyzer and failed. He was issued an immediate roadside prohibition from driving for 90 days. The police investigation is continuing and charges are being considered.
Father, son, shot in Newton home A FATHER AND SON are recovering in hospital after an early morning shooting in Newton on Monday. Police say a South Asian man, 23, came home at about 2 a.m. to a home in the 12400 block of 74 Avenue. From there, details are murky. The younger man was shot in the hand, while his 47-year-old father was shot in the arm. The mother was at home and has been interviewed by police. The problem, police say, is all that accounts are substantially different. â€œWeâ€™re getting conflicting information from the witness accounts that we have so far,â€? said RCMP Cpl. Drew Grainger. â€œNow weâ€™re looking at the forensic evidence we have before us to determine what happened and where it happened.â€? The two men are being treated for non-life threatening injuries.
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Black Press A SURREY man has been arrested and charged in connection with the May 2 hammer assault on an Aldergrove shopkeeper. Langley RCMP have charged Keith Robertson, 22, who is believed to be responsible for two robberies earlier this month in Aldergrove and Brookswood. The first robbery took place on May 2 just past 7 a.m. The Express convenience store in the 2900 block of 272 Street was robbed by two males, one carrying a firearm and the other a hammer. The store clerk was hit in the head several times with both the gun and the hammer. The victim’s wounds to his jaw and side of his head required stitches but were not life-threatening. The suspects emptied the register of money and also took lottery tickets and then fled into the alley behind the store. They were seen fleeing in an older white Ford car.
Officers reviewing the surveillance footage of the robbery were able to identify one of the two men. They also recovered the hammer, which had been dropped during the escape. The second robbery took place on May 4 at about 9 a.m. Two males entered a convenience store in the 20700 block of 42 Avenue and went directly behind the counter. One of the suspects hit the store clerk several times with a stick or rod. The clerk was also punched in the face during the robbery. The clerk was ordered to open the till and the robbers took the contents and the lottery tickets. The two suspects fled and the clerk was able to follow them to the parking lot and obtain the licence plate of the getaway vehicle. A witness in the parking lot saw the vehicle leave the parking lot and saw the clerk chasing it so he followed the vehicle and reported to police its final stop. The vehicle turned out to be stolen.
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Party stands to gain almost $3,000 a year from votes for disgraced Surrey candidate by Kevin Diakiw SOME OF THE MONEY made from votes cast for a disgraced Green party candi-
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has announced a new civilian office that will investigate serious misconduct claims against RCMP officers in the province. The new office follows the recommendations of the inquiry into the death of Polish immigrant Robert Dziekanski at Vancouver International Airport in 2007. A special prosecutor announced last week that the four RCMP officers involved in the arrest and Tasering of Dziekanski have been charged with perjury in relation to their testimony at the inquiry. The new police oversight office will work alongside the existing B.C. Police Complaint Commissioner, who investigates complaints about conduct of municipal police officers. The new independent office was one of the recommendations of retired judge Thomas Braidwood, who led a public inquiry into the Dziekanski case in light of a video of the airport incident taken by a traveler. Braidwood joined Premier Christy Clark, Public Safety Minister Shirley Bond, Attorney General Barry Penner and senior police representatives at a news conference to detail the plan. Braidwood said the B.C. government has carried through on his main recommendation to move away from police investigating their own conduct, in
delayed by a “revolving door” of public safety ministers in the B.C. Liberal government in recent years. Clark said she spoke to Dziekanski’s mother Tuesday, and also to Linda Bush, whose son Ian was shot and killed at the RCMP detachment in Houston B.C. in 2005. Both were pleased that their loss at least led to change, Clark said. The biggest obstacle to creating the new
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the Dziekanski case and that of Frank Paul, a homeless alcoholic who died after being dragged from police cells and left in a Vancouver alley in 1998. “It is tragic that Frank Paul and Robert Dziekanski had to die before the practice of police investigating themselves was put to rest forever,” Braidwood said. NDP public safety critic Kathy Corrigan said the new office is a long overdue step,
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Bond said any hike in premiums from a single speeding ticket – which ICBC originally intended – is “not reasonable” but left the door open for changes based on driving records, rather than just at-fault claims. ICBC president and CEO Jon Schubert said the corporation didn’t adequately communicate the planned changes. “We apologize for the concern this caused,”
Schubert said. “We’re going to take a step back and rethink the options for a reasonable way to share risk, and we’ll do a much better job of gathering public input.” Province-wide consultations are promised on a range of options. ICBC had said it intended to make drivers pay more for insurance if they have any traffic tickets within the previous three years. That was expected to
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raise the costs for 30 per cent of drivers, while about two-thirds would pay less. Bond said she agrees with the goal of giving safer drivers lower rates, but defining a high-risk driver as having one speeding ticket was not acceptable to her or the public. “In the course of their work, ICBC made a determination that they had some minimal consultation, talked about the use of a single speeding ticket, none of which had been discussed with government,” Bond said. “And obviously, the general public didn’t think that was such a good idea either.” She said the B.C. Utilities Commission will still have the final say on rate changes before they take effect. One of the cost pressures ICBC has is that while the number of accidents in B.C. is declining, the cost of personal injury settlements continues to rise. email@example.com
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Shaydan Thornely, 3, digs into watermelon while on the lap of family friend Heather Hepburn during a homecoming celebration at Discovery Elementary School on Saturday. Past students, parents and staff were invited for the reunion at the 38-year-old program. Hepburn is a parent of a current student at Discovery.
onquil Hallgate has been recognized for her vol- Surrey Homelessness and Housing Task Force, unteer work with the poor and homeless in Whal- GVRD Extreme Weather Task Group, the Surrey Board of Trade Social Policy Team and the Faith ley at the Vancouver Lawn Tennis Club. and Society Committee of the Lutheran Church. Hallgate received the Woman of Wisdom and Hallgate holds a degree in recreation Passion Award from The B.C. chapter therapy, a diploma in management, and of Delta Kappa Gamma (DKG) Society certificates in management in volunteer International. services and in high performance leaderHallgate manages the Surrey Urban Misship. sion, coordinating the centre on a full-time volunteer basis. Her experience includes developing Hallgate has been active as a volunteer and managing programs for people living with developmental disabilities, managing since the age of 15, working with sports group homes and working in school setgroups, Special Olympics, school proJonquil tings with children and teens in a special grams, The Homelessness Intervention Project, Calgary Folk Music Festival, First Hallgate education setting. DKG is a professional and philanthropic Night Festivals, Alberta Winter and Sumsociety of women educators in 16 countries. mer Games, Holland Park Olympic Celebrations,
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MORE Runaway runway success FOR THE SECOND year in a row,
three Kwantlen Polytechnic University fashion students swept the medals at the 2011 B.C. Skills Canada Competition in Abbotsford. Competing on the postsecondary level in the fashion technology category, Kwantlen fashion and technology student Joanne Hu took home the gold medal while her peers Betty Zhao and Courtney Billinkoff won silver and bronze, respectively. The scores of their designs were based on creativity, quality of pattern drafting and garment construction skills. The students had eight hours to complete the pattern drafts and sew fully lined garments
which included a fitted, boned bodice and skirt. As the gold medalist in the provincial skills competition, Hu will advance to the national Skills Canada Competition, which will take place June 1-4 in Quebec City, Quebec. The Skills Canada competitions allow young Canadians, studying a skilled trade or technology, to challenge themselves to become the best in their discipline. Students compete at local, regional and provincial levels to win the right to represent their province at the nationallevel competition. “These awards are a testimony to the rigour and relevancy of our Bachelor of Design in Fashion and Technology program,” said Barbara Duggan, dean of Kwantlen’s Faculty of Design. “The dedication and capabilities
of faculty for whom our students’ success is their success and of course our students who are in themselves incredible, hardworking, and will make a positive impact on the apparel industry and profession in so many ways. Congratulations to all.” As the only four-year program of its kind in Western Canada, Kwantlen’s Bachelor of Design (Fashion and Technology) program prepares students for careers in the global apparel economy in fashion design, production, marketing and computer technology.
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Good chums at the hatchery Julia Audia, 4, and her father Sal wait for a rainbow trout to take their bait in a ﬁshing pool during the annual spring Salmon SendOff event at the Tynehead Hatchery on May 8. The event, organized by the Serpentine Enhancement Society, involved a variety of family activities, including the release of chinook, coho and chum fry into the Serpentine River. BOAZ JOSEPH / THE LEADER
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Housing starts up in Vancouver for April. Multiple-family units on the rise in Census Metropolitan Area. Housing starts in the Vancouver Census Metropolitan Area were up in April compared to a year ago, according to a new Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation report. Nearly three-quarters of all housing starts were multiple-family units, with a total increase of 21 per cent over last April. “Multiple-family housing starts continue to grow in popularity throughout the CMA,” says CMHC Senior Market Analyst Robyn Adamache. “More than two-thirds of all multiple-family starts in April occurred in the North Vancouver district and the City of Burnaby, reflecting the strong housing demand in these areas.” In the Abbotsford CMA, housing starts totalled 21 for April, bringing the 2011 total to 188. As in Vancouver, multiple-family units
were responsible for much of the increase. Canada-wide, the seasonally adjusted annual rate of total housing starts decreased to 179,000 in April from 184,700 in March, but in B.C., April’s rate of urban housing starts moved from 18,300 in March to 22,600 for an increase of 23.5 per cent. “Housing starts moved lower in April mostly because of decreases in multiple construction across the country and in rural starts,” says Bob Dugan, chief economist at CMHC’s Market Analysis Centre. “The multiple segment market in Ontario and Quebec contributed the most to the overall decline in Canada.” However, urban starts increased by 5.3 per cent in the Prairies and by 10.4 per cent in the Atlantic provinces.
Surrey single-family homes
Highlands provides luxury living by Colin Oswin
Looking to move up a level? Marathon Homes’ Highlands at Sullivan Ridge development (located at 60A Ave. and 146 St. in Surrey) may be just the ticket. Descriptions of the development at the Highlands website feature words like “exclusive”, “premium” and “luxury”, and this terminology is certainly well-earned. The Highlands features 103 single-family homes in six different configurations ranging between 2,696 to 3,488 square feet. Sales Manager Andrea McArthur says each home is packed with top-quality accoutrements, including granite countertops, extensive crown moulding, stainless
steel appliances, six-inch baseboards throughout and tile flooring that extends from the kitchen into the laundry room, the secondary bathroom and even the basement bathroom. During construction, the floors were built using an I-joist system designed to prevent squeaking when people walk on them.
McArthur says all of these elements add up to a luxurious experience for homeowners. “Our standard finishings are upgrades everywhere else,” she says. Buyers can choose from six different exterior colour schemes, as well as three designer colour schemes for the interior. Vinyl siding on the outside is enhanced with wood trim, while cedar fencing frames professionally landscaped front and back yards. Select homes feature a great-room layout, which means the kitchen, dining and living areas are combined into a huge open space. McArthur says
this makes for an easy atmosphere, because family members who are using different areas of the house can still keep in contact. Buyers looking for more traditional layouts can find those as well. “They’re very pleased to see that they have so many different choices available to them,” McArthur says. Each home comes with a finished basement, so each detail (baseboards, carpeting and everything else) will match with the rest of the house. The spa-inspired master bathrooms feature big soaker tubs surrounded by continued on page 3
Our standard ﬁnishings are upgrades everywhere else,” says Sales Manager Andrea McArthur. Finishings include granite countertops and crown moulding.
The Highlands by Marathon Homes features 103 single-family homes in six different conﬁgurations. The spa-inspired master bathrooms include big soaker tubs and his-and-hers sinks.
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Top-quality accoutrements standard continued from page 1
ceramic tile enclosures, separate glass stand-up showers, double sinks and tile all the way up to the ceiling. “It makes you feel like you’re in a very nice environment,” McArthur says. For families looking to upgrade from a townhome, McArthur says the Highlands is perfect. The surrounding community has elementary and high schools nearby, as well as conveniently located shopping. Recreation facilities can be found at the nearby expansive, 71,000 square-foot Tong Louie Family YMCA. Roughly 40 units have already been sold, and McArthur says 25 more have just been released for sale. “Definitely, you’re not the first one at the party,” she says. Homes at the Highlands start at $679,900. For more information, check out www. marathonhomes.ca/highlands.
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Panorama in Fraser Valley ﬁnal
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Michela Flachowsky of the Panorama Ridge Thunder (right) battles with a Centennial Centaur opponent during a Fraser Valley Senior AAA girls high school soccer game.
by Rick Kupchuk
of the (placement) games still trying to qualify.” THERE WAS still a championJasmine Grewal scored the ship to play for, but win or lose, lone goal for the Thunder against the Panorama Ridge Thunder Centennial, converting a penalty had already achieved the most kick in the 20th minute, one of important goal. the few scoring chances in the The Thunder edged the game. Centennial Centaurs 1-0 in Centennial, ranked second Coquitlam Monday afternoon, in the tournament, pressed for clinching a berth in the final a tying goal to force extra time of the girls Senior AAA girls only to be turned back by a solid high school soccer tournament. Thunder defence. Lynnea Yee More importantly, it earned the shutout, assured the Surrey playing behind a school of a berth at strong backline of the B.C. championGurneet Josan, Navships June 2-4 in leen Jammu, Nicole Kamloops. Doucette and Gurtaj Panorama Ridge Sahota. was seeded sixth ■ The Lord among the 16 teams Tweedsmuir Panthers Derek Duke in the Fraser Valley played last night tournament, but are (Thursday) needing one of just two still a win over Sardis to unbeaten. After a 1-0 win over place fifth at the Fraser Valley the Fraser Heights Firehawks in tournament and clinch the final the opening round, they then berth to the provincials. defeated the third-seed Sardis The Panthers are the fourthFalcons 2-1. seed at the Fraser Valley tournaThe win over Centennial in ment. After a 4-0 win over the the semifinal sent the Thunder Tamanawis Wildcats in the first into the championship game round, they were upset 1-0 by played yesterday (Thursday) in the Charles Best Blue Devils Tsawwassen against the top-seed in the quarterfinal round last South Delta Sun Devils, knowing Thursday (May 12). they were going to Kamloops in They the edged the Yale Lions two weeks win or lose. last Friday and Fraser Heights “We’re not surprised,” said Monday by 2-1 scores to stay Derek Duke, a co-coach with alive, before losing 2-0 to CenPanorama Ridge. “The top six tennial on Wednesday evening. or seven teams have a chance to The Fleetwood Park Dragons win it all. And all the games or were eliminated Monday, losing close. We knew we were capable 3-2 on penalty kicks in Chilliof winning it. We also know we wack against Sardis. could have been playing in one firstname.lastname@example.org
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Rebels rally for a victory over Burnaby Junior lacrosse team wis for second time this season by Rick Kupchuk COMING FROM behind in the third period, the Surrey Rebels edged the Burnaby Lakers 11-9 to get back to the .500 mark in West Coast Junior Lacrosse League play. Surrey trailed 8-7 after 40 minutes, but had a two-goal lead before the third period was four minutes old. The Rebels outshot Burnaby 57-48, giving rookie netminder Dennis Farshi the victory in his first win of the season. He made 39 saves, and also picked up an assist. Now at 2-2 (won-lost), Surrey is tied
for sixth place in the 11-team league with the Delta Islanders. Playing in the Cloverdale Arena Monday night against a Lakers team which has now won just one of six starts, Surrey got goals from Brad Olson, Eamon Butler and Brandon Baldo in a first period which ended 3-3. Olson, Butler and Graeme Harkison tallied in the middle frame, giving the home team a 6-4 edge with five minutes to play before the second intermission. Burnaby answered with four goals, including two in the final minute, to take the lead into the final period. Harkison
scored his second of the game for Surrey. Butler netted two more goals in the Rebels rally in the third period, and goals from Harkison (his third of the game) and Mat Cruickshank put the game out of reach. Harkison added a pair of assists to finish with five points on the night, while Cruickshank collected three helpers to goal along with his goal. The win came a week after the Rebels fell 12-5 to the defending league champion New Westminster Salmonbellies. The 5-1 Salmonbellies led 6-2 and 12-3 at the period breaks, and held a huge 83-52
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edge in shots on goal. Olson and Harkison each tallied twice for Surrey, with David Goodwin notching the fifth goal. Jeff Geyer started in goal for the Rebels, and made 51 saves on 60 shots before leaving the game with a leg injury. Rashi took over, making 20 saves and collecting a pair of assists. Surrey plays their next three games on the road, including one tonight (Friday) in Richmond against the 3-2 Roadrunners. They are then in Ladner to play the Delta Islanders Monday, before a game in Langley against the 0-5 Warriors next Friday.
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Getting into swing at Sullivan Hall Surrey dance club beneﬁts founder’s fundraising efforts by Hannah Sutherland
The next swing dance classes at Sullivan Hall are May 26, June 9 and 23. After a break for the summer, classes resume in September.
hannon Witt was on a mailing list for a swing dancing club for three years before she gathered the courage to attend one of the dances. Despite being interested in the social interaction and excitement of swing, Witt said she had two left feet – and another problem. “I was too shy.” While a beginners lesson offered before the open-floor event was helpful, Witt said learning the high-energy, fluid movements proved challenging, to say the least. “It was really frustrating,” she said. “I couldn’t get the rhythm, I couldn’t figure out the footwork.” But she stuck with it, and her perseverance paid off. Two years later, Witt isn’t just a regular dancer but also the founder of an entirely new Surrey club, Swinging at the Sullivan Hall. The Langley resident started the local group when the weekly dances she had been attending dropped to just once a month. Other events are held in venues well outside her community, in Abbotsford, New Westminster, Vancouver and Blaine, Wash., she noted. “I wanted more opportunity to dance.” But a more frequent and convenient dance alternative wasn’t Witt’s only reason for starting the club – she also wanted to raise money for cancer. In 2005, a year after losing her mother to the disease, Witt became involved with the Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, which sees team members take turns walking or running around a track for 12 or more hours to raise money for cancer research, services and prevention. As rewarding as it was, Witt yearned for more. “I was looking for something more challenging,” she said. “I knew I could do the fundraising but I wanted to push myself more.” She started training for a triathlon with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada’s Team in Training program, in which participants raise money for the society in order to train and compete in athletic events ranging from marathons to 100-mile bike rides. “You are trained and supported through the whole process to go from the sidelines to being able to finish the event successfully,” said Witt, a therapeutic horseback riding instructor and Tupperware consultant who admits she wasn’t much of a runner beforehand. Encouraged by finishing in the middle of the pack during her first triathlon, she participated again last year. “It was really, really rewarding,” she said. “It was really rewarding to… be a part of something that big.” This year was her third season with Team
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Shannon Witt, seen here with her partner Chad Janzen, runs a swing dancing class every second Thursday at Sullivan Hall. in Training – she ran the Lavaman Triathlon in Kona, Hawaii April 3 – completing the event in three hours and 37 minutes and managed to meet the $6,000 fundraising minimum. Witt said she has raised more than $30,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and hopes to boost that number through Swinging at the Sullivan. The group launched a year ago, and meets every second Thursday from September to June at Sullivan Hall, 6306 152 St. Doors open at 7 p.m., with an hour-long beginners east coast swing lesson at 7:30 p.m., followed by social dancing. Cost is $8 per person, or $5 for students and those who carpool. All profits from the dances will benefit
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cancer fundraising and other special beneficiaries over their season. Witt said dancers range in age from 19 to 70 and come from all over the Lower Mainland. “We’re a really, really friendly group,” she said. “Our first event, people said they hadn’t had that much fun dancing for years.” Witt said there are currently about 20 regulars, and she is looking forward to seeing the club expand. “I’d love to see it grow even more, to look out on the dance floor and see people laughing, having fun and the dance floor full.” For more information about Swinging at the Sullivan, call 604-671-1719, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Facebook page. email@example.com
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Musical debut in Delta A P P LY F O R A C O M M U N I T Y G R A N T
Sisters’ theatre production to beneﬁt hospitalized kids by Sheila Reynolds
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LAST YEAR they brought a musical version of the Jane Austen classic Pride and Prejudice to stage, raising $1,800 for B.C. Children’s Hospital. This year, Karina and Kazandra Pangilinan are at it again. Inspired by their love for literature and musical theatre, the Delta sisters are directing the debut of The Musical Importance of Being Earnest from May 26-28. Based on the Oscar Wilde comedy, the upcoming benefit show contains 16 numbers from various other popular musicals, including “Timeless to Me” from Hairspray and “Get Me To The Church” from My Fair Lady. The production features a cast of 24, made up of current Seaquam students and alumni. Theatre veterans Jackey Lip and Vanessa Quarinto return to stage in the roles of Algernon Mon-
crieff and Cecily Cardew, while newcomer Brennan Schebek, in Grade 12 at Seaquam fills is Jack Worthing and Lucy Sim, a Grade 11 student, is Gwendolen Fairfax. With three shows this year compared to two last year, the
(Left to right) Brennan Schebek, Lucy Sim, Jackey Lip and Vanessa Quarinto star in The Musical Importance of Being Earnest.
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and a precisely rendered oil paint portrait of a famous poet. From the Land of Five Rivers, a new exhibition that runs until Aug. 14 at the Surrey Art Gallery, presents 40 recent paintings, photographs and drawings by six Lower Mainland-based artists: Vipin Kapoor, Baljit Kaur, Jay Panesar, Dave Singh Benning, Jarnail Singh and Mandeep Wirk. The artists have represented the cultural traditions, history, street life and domestic interiors of their cultural homeland of the Punjab, as well as their experiences living in southwestern B.C. The exhibition title reflects the ancestry of these artists, as the Punjab is also known as the “land of five rivers” due to the network of winding rivers that trace the edges of the region. The artists have selected artworks that respond to complex notions of home, an ancestral homeland, place, history and memory. The artists will be in attendance at the exhibition reception on June 24 at 7 p.m. Admission to the exhibition and reception is free. The Surrey Art Gallery is located at 13750 88 Ave. Phone 604-5015566 or check www. surrey.ca/arts for more information.
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FASTER, MORE ACCURATE DIAGNOSIS FOR SUSPECTED BREAST CANCER “Our focus is rapidity of diagnosis. We're eliminating unnecessary delays in a one-stop shop environment.” - Dr. Peter Doris, Surgeon and Physician Lead, Breast Health Clinic, Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery Centre
PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE Get a sneak peek inside the Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery Centre, located at the corner of 140th Street and Fraser Highway in Surrey, by joining us at our public open house Monday, May 30 from 3pm – 7pm. For more details go to www.fraserhealth.ca
Women within the Fraser Health region will have access to a special Breast Health Clinic that streamlines and significantly reduces the diagnostic process for suspected breast cancer, starting June 1 at the Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery Centre. The clinic, based on the European Society of Mastology (Eusoma) model, will bring together the equipment and specialist’s necessary to provide a definitive diagnosis 99 per cent of the time, in less than 21 days from when the appointment at the Clinic is booked. The current average is three months for diagnosis. Quicker, accurate answers Surrey resident Heidi Kerr, who is currently being treated for breast cancer, recalls how distressing it was to wait six weeks for a diagnosis after having an abnormal mammogram. “The waiting is definitely the worst part,” Kerr said. “The fact that you don’t know: do you have cancer or do you not have cancer?” Much of the delay in the typical diagnostic process is due to several appointments at different locations. The Breast Health Clinic has a multi-disciplinary, integrated approach that provides same-day access
for three key tests – physical exam, medical imaging (mammogram and/or ultrasound) and tissue sample (biopsy) – and ensures coordination between specialists to provide a faster, accurate diagnosis. These tests can often be completed in one visit.
imaging equipment and reduce patient travel within the building. A special waiting room will provide breast health patients with a calming, private space while waiting for their tests when several are performed on the same day.
"I have always had great compassion for the women who are going through the diagnostic cascade for months and all they want to know is, do I or don't I?” said Dr. Peter Doris, head of surgery at Surrey Memorial Hospital and physician lead for the Breast Health Clinic. “We're eliminating unnecessary delays in a one-stop-shop environment.”
Importance of regular check-ups It’s important to perform breast self-exams regularly and have a medical breast exam at least once every 24 months. If you have a change in your breast please see your family doctor. Your doctor can refer you to the Breast Health Clinic at the Pattison Outpatient Centre if further investigation is required.
This “triple assessment” will be supported with Surrey’s first digital mammogram unit, which will produce more detailed images and enable the use of new biopsy equipment that can rapidly and accurately identify a greater range of lesions. Many women will get a definite benign result on the same day, and a large percentage will receive a definitive diagnosis in as little as seven days. Only a small proportion of cases will be complicated enough to require 21 days for diagnosis. Patient-centred approach The second-floor location for the Breast Health Clinic was chosen to provide ready access to
By age 50, women should make screening mammograms part of their regular health routine once every two years. For easy access, the BC Cancer Agency’s Screening Mammography Program has added a new location that will reside within the Pattison Outpatient Centre on the same floor as the Breast Health Clinic. To book a screening mammography appointment please call 604-877-6187.
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The South Surrey and White Rock Art Society presents an exhibition of more than 100 original works on May 21 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and May 22 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Semiahmoo House, 15306 24 Ave. Admission is by donation to Semiahmoo House, a non-profit society which supports individuals with developmental disabilities. Free parking. For more information, visit www.artsociety.ca
Practice your English at the George Mackie Library (8440 112 St) on May 21 and 28 from 1-2:30 p.m. Meet new people in a friendly, relaxed environment. These conversation circles will be guided weekly discussions on everyday topics. For more information about this free program, visit or call 604-594-8155.
Delta Arts Council presents Open Mic on Friday, May 27 at 7:30 p.m. at the Firehall Centre for the Arts, 114889 84 Ave. MC Patti McGregor invites singers, musicians and actors to take part. Performers can present new works or maintain their skills. The general public is invited to attend. Doors open at 7 p.m. Admission is $4 for everyone. For more information, call 604-5816270.
CULTURE Purple Pirate Dustin Anderson will entertain children in primary grades and their parent/caregivers with comedy, dance and positive affirming messages that promote self-esteem and confidence at the George Mackie Library (8440 112 St.) today (May 20) from 2-2:45 p.m. all 604-594-8155.
DANCE Jump Joint Swing its holding its final Sunday dance until September on May 29 from 7-11 p.m. at #110, 12332 Pattullo Pl. The event will include a Dance and Tooney BBQ, a fundraiser for Surrey Metro Kids Society. Dances (into lessons at 7:30 p.m., followed by DJ’s dancing until 11 p.m.) continue throughout the summer on Wednesday nights. No partner or experience is required. Admission is $5 for all ages. For more information, call Marie at 778-867-1457 or visit www. jumpjointswing.com
DATEBOOK Submissions for Datebook should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Datebook runs in print on Wednesdays and Fridays – with more events available online 24/7. legacy by donating blood on the May long weekend. Art Knapp Plantland and Florist will offer four-inch herb plants to any person willing to donate blood at the Surrey Blood Donor Clinic (#10, 6830 King George Hwy.) over the May long weekend. The clinic is open today (May 20) and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Call 1-888-2-DONATE (1-888236-6283) to book an appointment. For more information, visit www. blood.ca
Vancity is holding a Shredathon on May 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Morgan Creek Branch, Unit H120, 15795 Croydon Dr. Bring by your boxes of files and paperwork for secure, confidential, on-site shredding right before your eyes – for free. This recycling event is sponsored by Urban Impact. Donations will be collected for a Surrey charity.
The Fleetwood branch of TD Canada Trust (#601, 15960 Fraser Hwy.) is holding a hot dog fundraiser for the Children’s Miracle Network campaign today (May 20) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Will you hungry after the Cloverdale Rodeo parade? A BBQ fundraiser for Servants Anonymous Society of Surrey will take place May 21 from 11 a.m.
See how clutter can help cure cancer: The Yard Sale for the Cure, a fundraiser for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, organized with the help of 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, will take place May 28 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hawthorne Park (10503 block 144 Street). Live entertainment, auctions, prizes and tables of items for sale. For more information, email email@example.com
Strong Roots Ministry in the Philippines is organizing a fundraiser to help with its mission work on May 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Newton Fellowship Church, 7328 144 St. The car wash, BBQ and raffle will raise funds for the education and basic needs of underprivileged children. For more information, call Linda at 604-377-2450.
MUSIC White Rock Elks Lounge (1469 George St. is hosting Doghouse, traditional Celtic and folk music, on May 28 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 for the public or $12.50 for Elks members. Call 604538-4016 or visit www. whiterockelks.ca
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DIRT! THE MOVIE (40 min)
This movie is an insightful and timely film that tells the story of the glorious and unappreciated material beneath our feet.
GOOD FOOD (57 min)
Farmers all over the northwest are producing nutritious, wholesome food with passion and tender loving care. This movie celebrates those who are helping us eat well and improving our health.
BAG IT - IS YOUR LIFE TOO PLASTIC? (74 min)
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World renowned sitar and tabla player Sandip Burman gave a demonstration to music students at Frank Hurt Secondary last week. Burma has performed with some of the top Indian musicians and western jazz legends over many years. He visited ﬁve Surrey schools as part of a concert series dubbed ‘East meets Jazz.’ 11252
CARBON NATION (82 min)
Carbon Nation is a documentary movie about climate change SOLUTIONS. Even if you doubt the severity of the impact of climate change or just don’t buy it at all, this is still a compelling and relevant film that illustrates how SOLUTIONS to climate change also address other social, economic and national security issues. You’ll meet a host of entertaining and endearing characters along the way.
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