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<ul><li><p>WEDNESDAY JULY 22 2015 LOCAL NEWS LOCAL MATTERS.</p><p>NEWS 3 CITY 10 COMMUNITY 11</p><p>Salmon streams suffering Blues fest on its way Top things to do with tots</p><p>Theres more at Burnabynow.com</p><p>Teenstakeastabat forensicsCorneliaNaylorcnaylor@burnabynow.com</p><p>Twenty high school studentswere at BCIT last week, search-ing for clues after the discov-ery of two bloodied and lifelessdummies.The dummies were found ly-</p><p>ing in the bathrooms of twoidentical dorm rooms, and themock crime-scene investigationwas the culmination of the tech-nical institutes popular summerCSI Academy.After three days of learning</p><p>about forensic fields like finger-printing, anthropology, DNA,chemical-trace evidence, knot</p><p>and video analysis, students inthe summer science camp weredivided into two teams and chal-lenged to unravel the mystery ofthe apparent dummy-icide.The idea is just to expose</p><p>them to a whole bunch of dif-ferent types of forensics to see iftheres anything that theyre in-terested in, and then it can may-be inform their future careers ifthats something that they decidethey want to pursue, said camporganizer Steen Hartsen, whoteaches forensic DNA at BCITand manages the DNA lab oncampus.The weeklong, 20-seat camp</p><p>was started in 2001 and is more</p><p>popular than ever, with orga-nizers having to turn kids awayfrom this years camp.Usually theyre very, very</p><p>keen students who are really in-terested in science,Hartsensaid of the typical CSI camper.Theyre usually very, very intothe whole forensic angle as well.</p><p>Burnaby Mountain Grade 12student Bailey Bridge, whoseparents are both RCMPmem-</p><p>bers, is one such student.I just thought it would be a</p><p>good way to figure out what Iwas into, like the deeper parts ofthe subject, she said.Learning about knots from ex-</p><p>pert JohnVanTassel, a pioneer offorensic knot-analysis, was espe-cially interesting, Bridge said, aswas finding out interesting factsabout bones like that humansdont have knee caps until aboutage four.Its all been quite interest-</p><p>ing, she said.Students spent a day and a</p><p>half at the mock crime scene lastweek and then shared their find-ings at a classroom session Fri-day.For more information, visit</p><p>www.bcit.ca/cas/forensics/csiacademy.</p><p>High school students investigatedummy-icide at popular summer camp</p><p>ONTHECASE Surrey student JapnitBhatia collects a blood sample last Thursdayat amockcrimescene inaBCITdormroom.Bhatiawasoneof 20 studentsparticipating in the technical institutes popularCSI Academy, a summer science campthat gives students a tasteof forensic investigation. PHOTOCORNELIANAYLOR</p><p>Sprinklingnowbanned</p><p>CorneliaNaylorcnaylor@burnabynow.com</p><p>While lawns brown and water restric-tions tighten, Burnabys chafer beetlesare poised to thrive next spring.MetroVancouver moved to Stage 3</p><p>water restrictionsTuesday morning,ramping up water conservation mea-sures, including a ban on all lawn sprin-kling with treated drinking water.The timing couldnt be worse for resi-</p><p>dents looking to use nematodes to con-trol European chafer beetles.This is the time of year the nematodes</p><p>should be applied to lawns, and the mi-croscopic groundworms require twoweeks of daily watering to effectively de-stroy beetle larvae.But Burnaby deputy director of en-</p><p>gineering Dipak Dattani told theNOWthat, as of Monday, the city is not issuingany new permits.Local residents who ordered subsi-</p><p>dized nematodes from the city in Juneand picked them up before MetroVan-couver increased water restrictions thisweek will be allowed to sprinkle theirlawns for two weeks if they were issuedexemption permits, but those exemp-tions will not be extended,Dattani said.The deputy director was optimis-</p><p>tic the nematodes of those with permitswould be effective, however, especially ifshort periods of rain, like those onTues-day continued.They just need enough of the ground</p><p>to be moist to be mobile, he said. Afterthat they will just search out the larvae.Dry weather prompted B.C. to de-</p><p>clare a Level 4 drought last week, andMetroVancouver has moved to Stage 3water restrictions for the first time in 12years in order to head off potential watershortages in the future.We have implemented Stage 3 wa-</p><p>ter use restrictions to help ensure thatwe have the necessary supply of wa-ter through the early fall for use in ourhomes and businesses, and for criticalcommunity needs such as fire suppres-sion,Metro chief administrative officerCarol Mason told the Vancouver Sun.For more information on activities re-</p><p>stricted under Stage 3, visit www.metrovancouver.org.</p><p> with files from theVancouver Sun.</p><p>City moves to Stage 3water restrictions</p><p>Theyrevery, verykeenstudentswhoarereally interested</p><p>inscience.</p><p>GOTOPAGE 18</p><p>C O V E R A G E</p><p>FOR THEBEST LOCAL</p><p>REALTOR</p><p>BJELICAMaking Transitions Smooth</p><p>604-619-6263 Cell604-435-9477 Office</p><p>vidabjelica@hotmail.com</p><p>FREEDELIVERY</p><p>QUALITY IS OUR TRADITION7487 EDMONDS STREET, BURNABY</p><p>604-553-2609grillerhousecafe@hotmail.com</p><p>riller ouse</p><p>Minimum $25.00 within5km radius</p><p>10% OFF PICK UP ORDERS</p><p>JustPlay!golfburnaby.ca</p></li><li><p>2 WEDNESDAY July 22, 2015 BurnabyNOW</p><p>BURNABYMOUNTAIN</p><p>burnabyclubhouse</p><p>7600 Halifax Streetbmcevents@burnaby.ca</p><p>is HERE!</p><p>HAPPY HOURdaily$4 drink MANIA</p><p>noon to 6</p><p>sleemans sleevesdaily wine featurecocktail special</p><p>#%!&amp;")'($LUNCH $11.95DINNER $16.95</p><p>EXCLUSIVE SPECIALS FOR 2 WEEKS ONLYoffers valid until august 5th 2015, subject to change, taxes and gratuties not included</p></li><li><p>GETTINGWET:HelenSoderholmof theEagleCreekStreamkeepershelpspumpcooler,moreoxygen-richwater fromthemain stemof the creek into the rearingpond. PHOTOCORNELIANAYLOR</p><p>StreamsunderpressureWeather worrisome for Burnabys salmon-bearing streamsJenniferMoreaujmoreau@burnabynow.com</p><p>Burnaby streamkeepersare keeping an eye on localwaterways, following un-usually hot and dry weath-er that could threaten localfish populations.With so much sun and so</p><p>little rain, water and oxygenlevels in Burnabys mainsalmon bearing creeks aredropping.It doesnt look good,</p><p>said Nick Kvenich, pres-ident of the Eagle CreekStreamkeepers. Wereworried that the low lev-els are going to result in fishdeaths.The salmon rearing pond</p><p>the streamkeepers built issuffering from lack of fresh,cool oxygenated water flow-ing from the creek downvarious side channels.Thestreamkeepers have beenmonitoring the oxygen lev-els, which have dropped todangerously low levels, like-ly to low to support fish.The City of Burnaby</p><p>loaned the streamkeepers awater truck to water plantsaround the pond,many ofwhich were planted by vol-unteers to provide shadeand keep the waters cool.The streamkeepers alsobrought in a pump to aer-</p><p>ate and transfer water fromthe main creek to the pond,which helped bring the oxy-gen up to a level that wouldmarginally support fish.The pond is habitat for</p><p>coho fry, which spend oneto two years in the localcreek before heading to theopen ocean.Meanwhile, in Stoney</p><p>Creek, Burnabys most pro-lific salmon-bearing stream,waters levels are also drop-ping.There are places in</p><p>the upper reaches, wherethere are a few pools thathave become isolated, said</p><p>Alan James of the StoneyCreek Environment Com-mittee. There are fish inthose pools that are gettingstressed because the tem-perature is higher than itwould be if the creek wereactually flowing throughthem, and they are moresusceptible to predators,likes herons.The salmon in Stoney</p><p>Creek are wild coho thathatched last spring, Jamessaid.If it continues and it</p><p>dries up even further, then,yes, its going to be a seri-ous thing, James said. Ev-</p><p>erybodys concerned aboutwhat the longterm ramifica-tions of this are. If this be-comes the new normal withclimate change, the fishare going to have to adaptsomehow.James said theres been</p><p>talk about moving the fish,but that would be a hugeoperation.The volunteer group</p><p>is considering plantingmore streamside trees, butit would be years beforetheyre big enough to pro-vide adequate shade.</p><p>To the rescue:NickKvenichoftheEagleCreekStreamkeepersat an inflowchannel leadingtoa salmonrearingpondoff EagleCreek.Thewater andoxygen levelsin thepondaredroppingdangerouslylow for fish.</p><p>PHOTOCORNELIANAYLOR</p><p>Newsnow</p><p>CayleyDobiecdobie@burnabynow.com</p><p>No arrests have beenmade and there are no sus-pects.That was the main mes-</p><p>sage from the Integrat-ed Homicide InvestigationTeam concerning the fatalshooting of a 53-year-oldBurnaby man last week.At a press conference last</p><p>Thursday, Sgt. StephanieAshton, spokesperson forthe homicide team, stressedthe fact that police were stillchasing down leads follow-ing the shooting and thatthere was no informationavailable about any suspector suspects.</p><p>When asked if she had adescription or informationabout a suspect vehicle toshare, she was clear in herresponse: police do not havea suspect.Few other details were</p><p>shared about the investiga-tion.</p><p>Ashton did, however, saythere was no reason for thepublic to be concerned thata shooter was on the loosein Burnaby.We are treating this ho-</p><p>micide investigation withthe seriousness it deserves,and the public can be as-sured all possible steps arebeing taken to address theirconcerns by conducting athorough and detailed in-vestigation,Ashton addedin a media statement.Investigators believe the</p><p>incident was targeted butdont believe theyll haveany new information for afew days as the investigationcontinues.The shooting took place</p><p>around noon on July 15 inthe 7900 block ofWickhamPlace, a cul-de-sac nearCanadaWay off BerkleyStreet.The victim, Burna-by resident Hanif Jessa, wasthe superintendent of nightstreet cleaning for the CityofVancouver.Anyone with information</p><p>or anyone who may havebeen in the area ofWick-ham Place lastWednesdayis asked to contact the ho-micide team at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or by email-ing ihittipline@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.Anyone wishing to re-main anonymous is askedto contact Crime Stoppersat 1-800-222-8477.</p><p>EthanReyeseditorial@burnabynow.com</p><p>The Burnaby Fire De-partment was on scene thispast Monday, as a damagedgas line caused a street evac-uation in North Burnaby.At around 9:30 a.m., a</p><p>third-party contractor hit anatural gas line in the areaof Gilmore andYale.Fortis B.C. and the Burn-</p><p>aby Fire Department, alongwith the RCMP, worked to-gether to cordon off Gilm-ore Street so that crewscould safely stem the flowof gas.The line was safely</p><p>blowing clear, or into theair unobstructed, accordingto Fortis B.C. spokesperson</p><p>Michael Allison.Other than being com-</p><p>pletely contained, blowingclear is the best-case sce-nario for a gas leak, he said,as it allows for workers tomore easily identify the lo-cation of the rupture.Ladder and rescue com-</p><p>panies were among the 19responders standing by incase of a fire, according toDeputy Fire Chief ChrisBowcock.Bowcock added that,</p><p>while unlikely, the two-inchFortis gas line posed a riskof igniting. Bowcock andhis men were equipped withfire hoses and protectivegear in case of emergency,though he said the situationwas well in hand.</p><p>NEWSINBRIEF</p><p>Gasleaksparksevacuation</p><p>Stillnosuspects inlastweeksmurder</p><p>Weare treatingthishomicideinvestigationwith the</p><p>seriousness itdeserves.</p><p>BurnabyNOW WEDNESDAY July 22, 2015 3</p></li><li><p>4 WEDNESDAY July 22, 2015 BurnabyNOW</p><p>JenniferMoreaujmoreau@burnabynow.com</p><p>SenatorYonahMartinschief of staff is running forthe Conservatives in Burna-by South in the next federalelection. Grace Seear, whoworked as a middle schoolteacher before she got intopolitics, secured theTorynomination on July 7.I feel I have a very good</p><p>understanding of what Ineed to do to representBurnaby, she told theNOW. As a mother, wife(and) teacher, I feel I have agood understanding the is-sues families face, becausetheir issue are my issues.Seear was born in Korea</p><p>and immigrated to Canada</p><p>with her family in 1992.I feel I can also be a</p><p>voice for the immigrants.As you know,my riding hasa lot of immi-grants, sheadded.Seear got her</p><p>start in poli-tics while work-ing as a middle-school teacheralongside Mar-tin, who de-cided to run inthe 2008 fed-eral electionin NewWest-minster-Co-quitlam. Seear and her hus-band worked onMartinscampaign.Martin lost, butPrimeMinister Stephen</p><p>Harper appointed her to theSenate in 2009.Seear then worked for the</p><p>Conservative Party as theexecutive coor-dinator for twoyears then wentback to workwith Martin,and shes nowon maternityleave. Seear saidher experiencein Ottawa givesher a nationalperspective.For the</p><p>past six years,I watched our</p><p>government in action, andI wanted to be part of Ste-phen Harpers team and bepart of that legacy, she said.</p><p>I got to really, really watchthings play out. I am not go-ing to make any false prom-ises. I know what I can do.</p><p>Hopefully, the citizensof Burnaby will pick me torepresent them in Ottawa.Seear is moving from her</p><p>Coquitlam residence to anew home at UniverCity onBurnaby Mountain.</p><p>Newsnow</p><p>Senatorschiefofstaffrunning inBurnaby</p><p>GraceSeearBurnabySouthcandidate</p><p>Iwanted tobepartofStephenHarpers teamandbepartofthat legacy.</p><p>Conservatives:Mike Little, BurnabyNorth-SeymourGraceSeear, BurnabySouthChloe Ellis, NewWestminster-Burnaby</p><p>Liberals:TerryBeech, BurnabyNorth-SeymourAdamPankratz, BurnabySouthSashaRamnarine, NewWestminster-Burnaby</p><p>NewDemocrats:Carol Baird Ellan, BurnabyNorth-SeymourKennedyStewart, BurnabySouthPeter Julian,NewWestminster-Burnaby</p><p>Greens:LynneQuarmby, BurnabyNorth-SeymourWyatt Tessari, BurnabySouthNewWestminster-Burnaby, undeclared</p><p>2015 FEDERAL CANDIDATES</p><p>CitystafferrecognizedChadTurpin, Burnabys</p><p>deputy city manager, wasrecently recognized for hisyears of service to the city.I have the pleasure to-</p><p>night of congratulating ourdeputy city manager, ChadTurpin, who was recent-ly honoured by the Canadi-an Association of MunicipalAdministrators for his 30years of municipal servicein a management capacity,Burnaby Mayor Derek Cor-rigan announced at the July</p><p>8 council meeting.Turpin has worked for</p><p>the city for 43 years, startingas an internal auditor andworking his way up throughthe city clerks office.Chad hasnt just brought</p><p>business acumen to his role,he has an equal measure ofgenuine concern for and in-terest in Burnaby staff andcitizens, Corrigan said, re-gardingTurpins accessibili-ty and friendliness. 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