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    WEDNESDAY JULY 23 2014

    SkyTrain chaos strikes again

    For the second time in less than a week, a technical issue caused a major disruption with the SkyTrain system after service on two lines was shut down on Monday.

    All SkyTrain cars on Metro Vancouvers Expo and Millennium lines were halted.

    The Canada Line was not affected and was operating extra trains to help offset the problems on the other two lines, said the regional transportation authority. Bus bridges between stations were also added.

    TransLink advised commuters to make other transportation arrangements while they dealt with the technical issue.

    Last week, on Thursday night, SkyTrain service between Burnaby and Surrey was disrupted for several hours, affecting service for thousands of passengers.

    TransLink offered an apology Friday morning for the delay.

    We apologize to our customers for this unusual incident, which caused parts of our SkyTrain system to be out of service for such a lengthy period of time, said Fred Cummings, president of TransLinks B.C. Rapid Transit Co. subsidiary.

    Huge boost to Burnaby economyWanda Chowwchow@burnabynewsleader.com

    In many ways, the health of the local film industry was mirrored by the recent health scare of Ron Hrynuik.

    Hrynuik, the general manager of Bridge Studios in Burnaby, was skiing at Blackcomb in February 2012 when he collapsed from a heart attack.

    Luckily for him, the man skiing

    right behind him happened to be a doctor visiting from Seattle. The doctor performed CPR until an automated external defibrillator (AED) arrived to jump-start his heart.

    Hrynuik, 54, ended up having quadruple bypass surgery and was off work for a lengthy period of recovery.

    That coincided with a downturn in the local film business when productions were slow to arrive at Bridge Studios.

    They didnt miss me, the North Burnaby resident said with a laugh.

    It was a far cry from 2007 and 2008 when productions were lined up for studio time one after the other. That was followed by a drop in business in 2010 when the Canadian dollar started going up, a jump in bookings in 2011 and then a really bad year in 2012.

    Nobody saw it coming, recalled Hrynuik, who also serves on the board of the Motion Picture Production Industry Association of

    B.C. (MPPIA)Other jurisdictions, including

    South Carolina and Louisiana, started offering higher tax credits for film shoots that located there. Ontario began offering a 25 per cent tax credit on all film shoot spending.

    British Columbia, meanwhile, has maintained a 33 per cent tax credit on labour costs of local shoots, which generally make up about half of a productions location shoot budget.

    Local film industry back on upswing

    WANDA CHOW/NEWSLEADERRon Hrynuik, general manager of Bridge Studios in Burnaby, says the film industry is now back on the upswing after increased competition and a strong Canadian dollar slowed the number of productions coming to B.C. in recent years.

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    That meant it was equivalent to 16.5 per cent of overall spending.

    Concern about the slowdown led last year to calls for the provincial government to match Ontarios tax credits and a campaign dubbed Save B.C. Film.

    Burnaby is home to 62 per cent of purpose-built film studio space in the Lower Mainland, which itself has 88 per cent of all such space in the province.

    According to a 2013 city staff report, the industry injected at least $408 million in direct and

    spinoff spending into the Burnaby economy in 2012. It directly employed at least 2,425 Burnaby residents as cast and crew, with combined earnings of more than $32.9 million.

    Hrynuik stressed Burnaby city hall has been hugely supportive of the industry, knowing what a difference it makes to the economy.

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    Despite a highly publicized campaign for increased tax credits, the provincial government stayed put. But Hrynuik said in the end, the local

    film industry is recovering based on what it has to offer Hollywood.

    Film producers may have tried other locations and their incentives, but appear to be coming back, he said.

    In addition to a favourable exchange rate, B.C. is closer to Los Angeles and in the same time zone, compared to Ontario, and the facilities and experienced local crews have a sterling reputation.

    You can film every day of the year here. In Toronto, youre not going outside in January.

    But in general, the industry is something of a

    revolving door, Hrynuik said.

    While business is brisk right now there are spaces available for bookings.

    At Bridge Studios, last week four smaller productions started and one big production finished.

    Two TV shows will be returningOnce Upon a Time for its fourth season and Motive, a Canadian co-production will be back for a third season.

    Those shows take up 70 per cent of the site at Bridge.

    Similarly, Paul Clausen, vice president of Mammoth

    Studios in Burnaby, said by email that it is currently on a break between productions there.

    Night at the Museum 3, a production which has been occupying the facility since September of last year and has just wrapped a few weeks ago. Prior to that we had Man of Steel shooting in there, Clausen said.

    There are few sound stage facilities in the world that are large enough to accommodate the size of production like Night at the Museum, Man of Steel, or Planet of the Apes; we are proud to say that

    Mammoth is one of them.Clausen said Mammoth

    is uncertain what will be scheduled next but noted 20th Century Fox Features holds a long term lease on the facility which indicates their level of commitment to the province.

    Hrynuik said the MPPIA is no longer calling for increased tax credits but is now seeking a full-time presence in Los Angeles to market B.C. to filmmakers.

    We need to be proactive, we need to keep our eyes on [competition from] the rest of the world.


    Kinder Morgan will ask NEB for order if necessaryJeff nagelBlack press

    Kinder Morgan Canada will ask the National Energy Board to force a resistant City of Burnaby to give it access to study a possible tunnel through Burnaby Mountain for its proposed Trans Mountain oil pipeline.

    President Ian Anderson said the company will also seek formal permission from Burnaby but hopes to secure an order from the NEB within weeks if the city doesnt relent.

    Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan has indicated his city wont cooperate with Kinder Morgan unless its forced to do so. The city would have the ability to appeal any NEB order, potentially causing further delay.

    My hope is that we can get the permission of the city, Anderson said in a media conference call Friday, adding he hopes to repair what has become a toxic

    relationship with Burnaby as quickly as possible.

    The company wants to conduct test drilling into the mountain as part of environmental and geotechnical work to assess whether either a bored tunnel or directionally drilled route is possible there that would avoid the need to run the twinned pipeline near homes to the west of the mountain to reach the Westridge Marine Terminal.

    Anderson said he prefers a bored tunnel because that could let Kinder Morgan to deactivate the existing section of pipeline approaching the tanker terminal and relocate it through the mountain as well.

    He said he wishes the revised route had been pursued sooner, but called the idea of drilling through Burnaby Mountain an engineering revelation that came to project planners as they gained more understanding of the sensitivities along the original route.

    A tunnel would drive up the projects costs, but Anderson

    could not say by how much.The proposed route change

    unveiled this spring prompted the NEB to this month push back a final recommendation on project approval by seven months to allow more time for study.

    That will take it to Jan. 25, 2016 past the next federal election but Anderson said he did not expect the delay to

    threaten the project.I dont consider the election

    cycle to be a determinant of the national interest on a project such as ours, he said, adding the proposed $5.4-billion pipeline would be buffeted by politics regardless.

    The company has been under fire from intervenors including the provincial government and

    Lower Mainland regional districts for failing to adequately answer numerous questions they have posed.

    The province said it couldnt assess the projects risks without access to its emergency response plan, which Kinder Morgan had refused to publicly divulge as part of the NEB process over security concerns.

    Anderson said the company will publicly table by Aug. 1 a sanitized version of the emergency plan thats stripped of private and confidential information as well elements that could undermine security.

    But its unclear if that will satisfy the intervenors, because Anderson said Burnaby and the province may already have a copy of the non-confidential plan.

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  • Wednesday, July 23, 2014 NewsLeader A5Wednesday, July 23, 2014 NewsLeader A5

    Was BCs youngest-ever elected official at age 18Wanda Chowwchow@burnabynewsleader.com

    At age 18, Terry Beech was B.C.s youngest-ever elected official when he became a city councillor in Nanaimo in 1999.

    Now 15 years later, hes hoping to get back into public service after winning the nomination Wednesday as the federal Liberal candidate for the new riding of Burnaby North-Seymour.

    Beech, now 33, said he was always interested in politics and how the country is run, perhaps unusually so for a teenager. I paid for cable when I was a teen so I could watch CPAC and pay attention to question period.

    He was coaching his high school debate team when he started using Nanaimo city council agendas to find issues to debate for practice, followed by watching the meetings to see what happened.

    Thats when he got the idea that he could run for office, serve the community and make a difference.

    His debate team became his campaign team and he was elected to Nanaimo council. It turned out to be one of the most fulfilling jobs Ive ever had You actually can see the difference that youre making.

    At the end of his three-year term he didnt seek re-election because he moved to Burnaby

    to attend Simon Fraser University. Since then hes been focused on getting an education and building a career as an entrepreneur and teacher.

    Beech has a bachelor degree in business and economics from SFU and an MBA from Oxford

    University. He co-founded Beech Partners which works with entrepreneurs, small businesses and startups and Hiretheworld.com which serves as a global graphic design marketplace. And he currently serves as an

    adjunct professor in innovation and entrepreneurship at SFU and the University of B.C.

    He was always looking for an opportunity to get back into politics but I wanted to do it as service, not as a job. Thats why he focused on his business and gaining financial stability first.

    He told his wife, Ravi, that hed wait until after their wedding before he made a decision. They were married a year ago and last Wednesday, Ravi and her mom were busy preparing all the food for the ridings nomination meeting at Confederation Centre, where Beech was acclaimed.

    He feels the new riding, which now includes North Vancouver and North Burnaby, is winnable. He lives in North Burnaby but is familiar with North Van, having attended Capilano University at one point.

    So far, the issues of most concern hes hearing from constituents is the economy and

    a need for a strong focus on an empowered middle class and making sure were providing improved opportunities for future generations.

    The proposed expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline, which terminates in the riding, is also a hot topic.

    Im concerned the Conservative party has been acting more as a cheerleader for pipelines in B.C. instead of a referee, Beech said. Im not convinced the current proposal is the best possible option for Burnaby North-Seymour.

    But he plans to meet with stakeholders to find out all the facts before taking a position.

    Now that hes got the nomination, Beech will start gearing up for the next federal election which will take place in October 2015 or earlier. Hes already taken a leave from UBC and will start his leave from SFU at the end of the year.

    As for other potential candidates for Burnaby North-Seymour, the NDP have two people so far who plan to run for the nomination, Trevor Ritchie and Michael Charrois.

    The Conservatives have Mike Little, a District of North Vancouver councillor, and Burnaby resident Daren Hancott vying for that partys nomination.

    In the new riding of Burnaby South, current Burnaby-Douglas MP Kennedy Stewart already has the NDP nomination. The Liberals are so far choosing between Adam Pankratz and Ken Beck Lee.

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  • A6 NewsLeader Wednesday, July 23, 2014A6 NewsLeader Wednesday, July 23, 2014


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    VICTORIA When the audited public accounts confirmed a $353 million surplus for the last fiscal year, B.C. Liberal political staff were quick to remind reporters of the NDPs main theme from last years election campaign.

    Pages of election quotes from almost every NDP MLA were waiting to be distributed. It was a bogus budget, one of the more polite tags applied to the governments pre-election fiscal plan.

    It underestimates the costs in a whole bunch of ministries and were going to have to review that because all of the decisions that we propose in our platform will have to be implemented, said then-leader Adrian Dix, describing the NDPs plans to tax and spend more.

    Skeena MLA Robin Austin targeted health care in the budget debate: Bearing in mind that our population is actually increasing, bearing in mind that our population is aging, I think its very unrealistic to think we can actually limit health care expenditures to 2.7 per cent.

    As it turned out, health care spending grew by just over two per cent. It still went up by $360 million from the previous year, but after annual increases of six or seven per cent had become the norm, this is quite an achievement. New agreements remain to be negotiated with doctors and nurses, so were unlikely to see the same cost control results for the current year.

    Ottawas health care transfer payment formula has changed, and increases are to be capped at three per cent a year by 2016, so this is the kind of spending restraint all provinces are expected to produce.

    Education was the only other ministry to receive significant extra funding last year, up $299 million despite continuing enrolment decline. Like health,

    the education budget goes up every year, and these increases, along with strong student performance results, expose the rhetoric of the B.C. Teachers Federation about a cash-starved system for what it is.

    But the biggest fabrication of last years election was the debt free B.C. slogan emblazoned on the side of Premier Christy Clarks campaign bus.

    The public accounts confirm that the provinces total debt rose to just over $60 billion, the latest of a series of increases since 2008. The much-touted balanced budget is on the operating side, while the province continues to pile up debt to pay for the Port Mann mega-project, hospitals, schools and other big infrastructure.

    Finance Minister Mike de Jong emphasized the difference between capital and operating expenditures.

    Were borrowing to build as opposed to paying for the groceries, he said.

    Debt free B.C. was not an outright misrepresentation, merely one of the most far-

    fetched promises ever delivered in the history of B.C. politics. The legislature is to convene in October so the B.C. Liberals can pass a taxation framework for the nascent liquefied natural gas industry, which the government hopes willgenerate the revenues to ultimately pay off the provinces$60-billionmortgage.

    Meanwhile there is more capital debt ahead. The cabinet is expected to green-light the Site C dam on the Peace River this fall, a decade-long project estimated to cost $8 billion.

    Along with the public accounts, the finance ministry released a list of surplus land sales. The sale of 50-odd properties, some of them closed schools, netted the provincial treasury about $310 million, which accounts for most of the surplus.

    Was this selling off the family silverware to try and balance the books, as now-NDP leader John Horgan termed it before the election? Its certainly not a revenue source to be matched next year.

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    B.C. back in black, deep in debt

    Two announcements last week underlined just how important the Fraser River is to the local economy and why its vital more steps be taken to prevent flooding.

    A new report commissioned by the Richmond Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with other chambers in the region, warns a massive flood would cause tens of billions of dollars in damage and catastrophic losses for the 300,000 residents of the floodplain, as well as business and industry.

    As well, the Lower Mainland Flood Management Strategy wants an action plan to begin the process of raising dikes and improving other flood defences in the years ahead.

    Saskatchewan and Manitoba were recently hit with severe flooding and its likely the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley will see flood damage in the future. In fact, recent studies by the province project that major floods will be more frequent and severe as a result of climate change.

    Richmond, being below sea level to begin with, already has an extensive diking system. But with global weather patterns taking a turn to the extreme in recent years, cities on floodplains cannot take flooding for granted. Look at what happened in Calgary and many parts of normally dry Alberta last year, when the Bow River swelled past its banks.

    While Richmond may be prepared, many dikes in the Fraser Valley are too low.

    Yet if Fraser Valley dikes are strengthened, that means more water will be being directed at Richmond. Thats why a coordinated strategy is essential.

    Its good that business groups and government are taking a proactive approach at a potential future risk. Lets hope senior governments put their money where there mouths are in doing upgrades now, rather than throwing money at cleaning up a disaster zone in the future.

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  • Wednesday, July 23, 2014 NewsLeader A7Wednesday, July 23, 2014 NewsLeader A7

    COMMENTRe: Burnaby finances in good health (NewsLeader, July 18)

    It is pretty funny that the NewsLeader did a two-page story on the health of Burnabys fiscal reserves.

    I checked out the Fraser Institutes study for myself. It presents Burnaby, along with 17 other municipalities, on a list of communities with positive net financial assets. The report does not even include a single sentence about our great city. This is old news. In fact, the fiscal reserves will have grown substantially after the city posted a $100-million surplus in 2013.

    This is not an anomaly. Between 2009 and 2013, the city accumulated surpluses in excess of $482 million.

    It is not difficult to build a surplus when a municipal government misleads its constituents by overestimating its annual needs and underestimating how much tax it will collect. According to BC Stats estimates, Burnabys population was 231,811. Its overall tax levy, which it controls, for city services was $213.5 million in 2013. Consequently, Burnaby had the highest per-person tax levy of the four municipalities in the strongest financial positions in the Fraser Institutes simplistic study.

    If you collect more taxes from residents and businesses than other municipalities, as Burnaby does, your net assets will grow faster than your neighbours.

    Is the Burnaby Citizens Associations approach fiscal caution or fiscal piracy?

    Finally, I am disappointed the NewsLeader would allow Coun. Paul McDonell and the Mayor to misrepresent the position of their critics without contacting the critics themselves.

    No one is suggesting dipping into the reserves in place of paying taxes.

    Clearly, with average annual surpluses of $96 million, the city could have minimized tax increases, maintained its reserve and still self-financed amenities like the Edmonds

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    Not reallyits commonplace, actually. For example, Nestle wants to privatize water supplies and denies that water is a human right.

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    Apartment building destroyed by blaze in 2013Wanda Chowwchow@burnabynewsleader.com

    The site of an apartment building with a history of serious fires is now being proposed for a townhouse development.

    The four-storey rental complex at 3526 Smith Ave. was destroyed by fire in February 2013.

    While no one was killed, several pets in the pet-friendly

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    Now vacant, the owner of the site at the southeast corner of Smith Avenue and Linwood Street is seeking a rezoning to allow for a three-storey, stacked townhouse project with underground parking. Vehicle access would be from Linwood Street.

    The site is designated for medium-density, multi-family residential use in Burnabys Broadview Community Plan, said a city staff report.

    The proposal consists of 34 units within five townhouse buildings separated from each other by landscaped courtyards and pedestrian walkways.

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    Kolby SolinskyBlack Press

    Coach Hugh Podmore and Team Canada played host to the world last weekend at the 2014 Quidditch Global Games, a sort-of world cup for the once-fictional sport invented by JK Rowling.

    Its a huge honour. Its very good to be the host nation, Podmore said on Saturday at the all-day event at Burnaby Lake Sports Complex West.

    Weve been able to have a lot of fans come out here and support us, which has been fantastic.

    Team USA won its second-straight Global Games, destroying Australia in the final, 210-0. Canada won bronze at its own event, and fared well against the eventual champion

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    Canadian Quidditch is really, really strong, said Podmore.

    This is our chance to get out there and prove it.

    It was a homecoming for Canadas captain, who went to

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    Ive been playing Quidditch for a while, all my friends think Im a little bit silly, he said. But its nice to come back with Team Canada and have this tournament here and show everyone what it is that we really do at the top level game.

    Other nations at the event included Belgium, France and Mexico.

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    BRITISH COLUMBIA GOLFBurnabys Michael Belle swings away at the B.C. Amateur last week.

    Burnabys Michael Belle had a B.C. Amateur Golf Championship in his grasp before losing a five-hole playoff to Jordan Lu, 17, of Vancouver on Friday.

    Belle led for much of the tournament at the Seymour Golf and Country Club in North Vancouver. He had a three-shot lead after 11 holes in the final round. He even went into the 72nd hole of the four-round tournament with a one-stroke lead but Lu, who started the day four strokes behind Belle, made a birdie to force a sudden death playdown.

    It was tough coming down the stretch. My nerves got the best of me coming down 15, 16, 17, 18. But other than that I was pretty happy with the way I played, Belle told Dan Russell

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    You try to put that tough 12-foot putt out of your mind, but I didnt and I ended up missing that three-foot putt (for par) in the end.

    Belle, who just finished his senior season playing for the Simon Fraser University mens golf team, shot an even-par 284 (69-71-71-73).

    Alex Francois, 16, of Burnaby finished tied for fourth just two strokes back of Belle and Lu. Francois and Roy Kang, 15, beat out 64 teams to win the best-ball competition with a combined 19-under 265.

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    The Burnaby Lakers moved into second place in the Western Lacrosse Association and clinched a playoff spot with a pair of one-goal wins on the weekend.

    The Lakers began at home by edging the Coquitlam Adanacs 7-6 in overtime at Bill Copeland Arena on Friday. They then went to Maple Ridge on Sunday to nip the Burrards 8-7 and leapfrog over them into second place. Burnaby is 9-6-0 with three games left, one more than Maple Ridge which is 8-7-1. The Victoria Shamrocks (13-1-2) have already locked up first place.

    Casey Jackson scored the only goal of the 10-minute overtime Friday on the power play 2:33

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    on Sunday while Jackson had a goal and five assists. Scott Jones notched two goals and three assists with other goals going to Digby, Justin Salt, Stevens, Shaun Dhaliwal and Jason Jones.

    The Lakers will travel to Vancouver Island to take on the Shamrocks on Friday and the Nanaimo Timbermen (4-10-1) Saturday. They finish the WLA regular season by taking on Coquitlam at home Aug. 1.

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    2009 TOYOTA RAV4 LIMITEDV6, 3.5L, 4/dr, 4WD, 5spd, 83K. Pyrite colour, leather int, satellite radio, Bluetooth, a/c, pwr sunroof, heated front seats, rear fold-down seat, push button/smart key.

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    owing of $12,000 plus any additional costs of storage, and sale. Notice is hereby given that

    on the 5th day of August, 2014 or thereafter, the said vehicle will be

    sold. For more information call Mint Auto Body LTD.


  • A16 NewsLeader Wednesday, July 23, 2014

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