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<ul><li><p>Your source for local sports, news, weather and entertainment! &gt;&gt; www.burnabynow.com</p><p>Old-time baseballcoming to Burnaby</p><p>PAGE 31</p><p>Opera companyunique in Canada</p><p>PAGE 11</p><p>Burnabys first and favourite information source Delivery 604-942-3081 Saturday, July 24, 2010</p><p>Construction has begun on a newbuilding on top of Burnaby Mountain thatcould be the first in Canada to meet theLiving Building Challenge and achievea new standard of environmental steward-ship by being energy-independent, water-independent, free of any toxic materialsand completely local in its composition.</p><p>There are currently three other projectsin B.C. trying to meet the Cascadia Region</p><p>Green Building Councils sustainabil-ity challenge the Centre for InteractiveResearch on Sustainabilty buildingat UBC, VanDusen Botanical Gardensnew $20-million upgrade and the RobertBateman Art and Environmental Centreat Victorias Royal Roads University. Butthe SFU project, a new daycare for theUniverCity residential complex, is likelyto be the first thanks to the simplicity ofits design.</p><p>Ours is a 6,000-square-foot primarilywood and steel frame building, and the</p><p>construction program is a lot simpler,explained Dale Mikkelsen, manager ofplanning and sustainability for the project.The goal for this building is to be whatsknown as a net zero building, which basi-cally means the building will create asmany BTUs which is a measurement ofenergy as it will use in a year. What thatmeans is the building will produce ther-mal energy through solar hot water frompanels on the roof.</p><p>Mikkelsen, whose resum includes</p><p>Metro Vancouvers waste committeeis moving forward with plans to build agarbage incinerator for the region.</p><p>The decision came Wednesday, afterextensive consultation with city politi-cians throughout the Lower Mainlandand Fraser Valley, as well as publichearings over the past few months.</p><p>The issue ofwhether a landfill orincineratorwouldbebest for the regionhas been a hot topicas Metro Vancouverconducted consulta-tions about its inte-grated solid wasteand resource man-agement plan.</p><p>Metro Vancou-vers initial man-agement plan draft</p><p>favoured a waste-to-energy incinerator.The regional government has respond-ed to worldwide criticism of the incin-erators on its website.</p><p>Mayor Derek Corrigan is in favourof the incineration plan, saying thatthose who are anti-incineration arepro-landfill.</p><p>Scientific study identifies incinera-tors as environmentally and economi-cally better waste disposal options, hesaid.</p><p>The plan is being amended to include</p><p>METRO VANCOUVER</p><p>Garbagewill beburnedBurnabys mayor on boardwith waste incineration</p><p>Digging the moment: Zacharie Parkyn, 17 months, and other youngsters wait for the digging to start at the groundbreakingfor a new daycare at UniverCity. The building is set to be the first and greenest of its kind in the country.</p><p>Janaya Fuller-Evansstaff reporter</p><p>Garbage Page 8</p><p>Derek Corriganmayor</p><p>Jennifer Moreau/burnaby now</p><p>Green building breaks ground</p><p>Daycare Page 8</p><p>Andrew Flemingstaff reporter</p><p>7171 Arcola Way, Burnaby778-397-8882</p><p>email: bill.yeh@yourmobilestores.com</p><p>iPhone 4COMING SOONREGISTER NOW!</p><p>See in store for details</p><p>ANY SERVICE</p><p>604-521-1453 crystalnails.ca604-521-1453 crystalnails.caColumbia Square #101-78 Tenth Street New WestminsterColumbia Square #101-78 Tenth Street New Westminster</p><p>Call to book an appointment</p></li><li><p>A02 Saturday, July 24, 2010 Burnaby NOW</p><p>TERRACE, TRAIL, SHISWAPMAMRKET, ABBOTSFORD, KAMLOOPS, VAN NET, VICTORIA EDITION,CASTLEGAR, CRANBROOK/KIMBERLEY,100 MILE, QUESNEL, WILLIAMS LAKE, POWELL RIVER WEEK29 50574_FRI. July 23_08</p><p>JULY</p><p>Prices in this ad good through July 25th.</p><p>23 24 25FRI SAT SUN</p><p>Prices effective at all British Columbia Safeway stores Friday, July 23 thru Sunday, July 25, 2010. We reserve the right to limit sales to retail quantities. Some items may notbe available at all stores. All items while stocks last. Actual items may vary slightly from illustrations. Some illustrations are serving suggestions only. Advertised prices donot include GST. Trademarks of AIR MILES International Trading B.V. Used under license by LoyaltyOne, Inc. and Canada Safeway Limited. Extreme Specials are pricesthat are so low they are limited to a one time purchase to Safeway Club Card Members within a household. Each household can purchase the limited items one time duringthe effective dates. A household is dened by all Safeway Club Cards that are linked by the same address and phone number. Each household can purchase the EXTREMESPECIALS during the specied advertisement dates. For purchases over the household limits, regular pricing applies to overlimit purchases. On BUY ONE GET ONE FREE</p><p>items, both items must be purchased. Lowest priced item is then free.</p><p>FRIDAY,SATURDAY ANDSUNDAY ONLY!</p><p>Tri Tip.LIMIT TWO.</p><p>BonelessBottomSirloin Steak</p><p>Club Price</p><p>499/lb.11.00/kg</p><p>1 lb.Product of U.S.A.No. 1 Grade.</p><p>Strawberries</p><p>Club Price</p><p>188ea.</p><p>Regular or Smoked.Sliced or Shaved Freshor Prepackaged.</p><p>Deli CounterChickenBreast</p><p>Club Price</p><p>179/100 g</p><p>White SwanPaper TowelsJumbo 6 Roll. WEEKLYHOUSEHOLD LIMIT FOUR.</p><p>Club Price</p><p>399ea.EXTREMEPRICEClub Price</p><p>2for</p><p>$5EXTREME PRICE</p><p>LucerneButter454 g. Salted. WEEKLYHOUSEHOLD LIMITFOUR.</p></li><li><p>If youre looking for something fun, freeand local to take the kids to this summer,the City of Burnaby is hosting a series ofevents at Civic Square. The square is justoutside the Bob Prittie library branch atMetrotown.</p><p>Every Sunday until Aug. 29, there willbe a variety of cultural performances from1 to 4 p.m. (The only exception is Aug. 1,when there is no show.)</p><p>Kids day is this Sunday, July 25. Theevent will feature roving entertainers, facepainting, a balloon artist, storytelling bylibrary staff, airbrush tattoos and chil-drens performances.</p><p>There will also be playground activitiesuntil Aug. 22 on Tuesdays, from 5:30 to8:30 p.m., and Wednesdays, from 10 a.m.to 5 p.m. and Sundays, from 1 to 4 p.m.The activities include sports, games andart projects. There is also an interactivearts project that kids can work on. The artproject sessions run on Tuesday nights,from 7 to 8:30 p.m., on July 27 and Aug. 3,10, and 17.</p><p>On Wednesday, July 28, there is a musi-cal performance titled Around the Worldwith Boris. The act runs from 11:45 a.m.to 12:30 p.m. and includes musical instru-ments from all parts of the globe.</p><p>There is a also a series of Thursdaymovie nights, from 8:30 to 10 p.m. On Aug.5, its Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs.Films for Aug. 19 and 26 have not beenannounced yet.</p><p>All the activities are free.For more information, visit www.</p><p>burnaby.ca/active or call 604-570-4000.</p><p>Dell Home SolutionsReal Cdn. Superstore*London Drugs*Buy Low*</p><p>* not in all areas</p><p>6 Opinion</p><p>11 Arts</p><p>16 Here and Now</p><p>25 Postcards</p><p>28 Motoring</p><p>31 Sports</p><p>34 Classifieds</p><p>Last weeks questionAre waste-to-energy incinerators agood way to deal with garbage?YES 83% NO 17%</p><p>This weeks questionAre you planning to attend theBurnaby Blues and Roots Festival?</p><p>Vote at: www.burnabynow.com</p><p>5 No food carts for you 10 Protest in Central Park 11 Opera celebration</p><p>Two Burnaby hotels are giving back tothe community by providing complimen-tary rooms to recording artists and thoseinvolved in the Burnaby Blues and RootsFestival.</p><p>The hotels have also booked local bluesacts to play in their entertainment venuesduring Burnaby Blues Week leading upto the festival, which is on Saturday, Aug.14.</p><p>The new Delta Burnaby Hotel hasturned over 20 comped room nights for thefestival to the City of Burnaby, accordingto Matthew Ballesty, the executive generalmanager of the Grand Villa Casino.</p><p>The casino includes the Delta BurnabyHotel, and the Scala Lounge and EboRestaurant, where British Columbian</p><p>blues musicians will play in advance ofthe festival.</p><p>Were trying our best to be as involvedas possible, Ballesty said.</p><p>Because of the hotels proximity toDeer Lake Park, it made sense to provideaccommodations to musicians and thoseinvolved with the festival, he said.</p><p>Providing a place for musicians to playalso feels in line with what Grand Villa isabout, according to Ballesty.</p><p>Entertainment is definitely one of ourpillars of offering, he said. There is anentertainment flavour to everything wedo.</p><p>The casino management believes it isimportant to be involved in the commu-nity, he said, pointing out all the civicprojects financed by gaming funds.</p><p>The city receives gaming funds for hav-ing a casino located within Burnaby.</p><p>We want to be involved in the com-munity, Ballesty said. The blues festivalis a great opportunity to do that.</p><p>Lesismore will play Thursday, Aug. 12and Friday, Aug. 13, prior to Saturdaysfestival, at Ebo Restaurant at the DeltaBurnaby Hotel from 6 to10 p.m.</p><p>Taylor James plays theScala Lounge at the GrandVilla Casino from 9 to 11p.m. on Thursday.</p><p>James managementcompany got in touch with the casinoabout playing the show, Ballesty said, andthey were happy to have her.</p><p>On Friday, James will also play a freeconcert at the outdoor plaza at Metropolisat Metrotown from noon to 2 p.m.</p><p>The Hilton Vancouver Metrotown isalso involved in sponsoring the festival.</p><p>The hotel has also provided compedrooms for the festival, according to DenisNokony, assistant director of cultural ser-vices for the City of Burnaby.</p><p>Burnabys own Kenny Blues BossWayne will play the Hiltons Reflect Social</p><p>Dining and Lounge onThursday and Friday from7 to 11 p.m.</p><p>Both hotels are offeringspecial blues festival roompackages, which includetwo festival tickets, for</p><p>Aug. 13 and 14.Tourism Burnaby is offering a chance</p><p>to win a weekend getaway at the HiltonVancouver Metrotown for four, whichincludes tickets to the festival and theBurnaby VillageMuseum, as well as a $300gift card for Metropolis at Metrotown.</p><p>One-man teamOne-man teamOne-man teamOne-man team</p><p>Connecting with our community online Visit www.burnabynow.com</p><p>Tom Berridges Blog</p><p>Rants, ravesand communitysports nuggets</p><p>Civic Square alive with summer funJennifer Moreaustaff reporter</p><p>Out of Africa: Tohio featuring West African drum rhythms by Kocassale Dioubate and Nigerian storytelling by Comfort Ero entertain the crowd at Civic Square on Wednesday as part of the citys summer entertainment series. Cultural entertainers,kids activities and movie nights are all in the lineup for the summer at the square.</p><p>Larry Wright/burnaby now</p><p>Hotels pitch in for Burnaby Blues FestivalJanaya Fuller-Evansstaff reporter</p><p>Blues Page 4</p><p>Burnaby NOW Saturday, July 24, 2010 A03</p></li><li><p>A04 Saturday, July 24, 2010 Burnaby NOW</p><p>If youre not afraid ofdragons and a little dirtunder the nails, head toBurnabys CameronRecreation Complex onAug. 5 to help cover a gianteco-sculpture with plants.</p><p>The centre needs folksfrom the community tohelp plug young plants intothe dirt-filled metal framethats shaped like a dragon.The planting session is onThursday, Aug. 5, from 1to 2 p.m.</p><p>People from Cameronsday campprograms, librarybranch and seniors centreare expected to attend.</p><p>The dragon, which isin multiple pieces, will betaken back to the City ofBurnabys nursery for afew weeks of care, whilethe plants grow, flushingout the dragons form andcolours.</p><p>Once fully grown, thedragon will be assembledat the park in time for thecentres anniversary cel-</p><p>ebration, set for Saturday,Sept. 18. Thats when thecentre will be celebratingthe opening of a new play-ground that ties in with thedragon theme.</p><p>The mythical creaturewill be poised to greetpeople at the entrance ofBurnabys Cameron Park.</p><p>The centre is at 9523Cameron St. in Burnaby.</p><p>The Sept. 18 anniversarycelebration is from 11 a.m.to 2 p.m.</p><p>For more information,contact the centre at 604-421-5225.</p><p>COMMUNITY</p><p>Growing art:A family takes part in one of the citys previous eco-sculpture plantingevents. The city has a new planting session set for Thursday, Aug. 5.</p><p>Photo courtesy City of Burnaby/burnaby now</p><p>You can help a dragon growResidents invitedto take part in eco-sculpture plantingJennifer Moreaustaff reporter</p><p>Go to www.tourismburnaby.com/annual-burnaby-blues-and-roots-festival/contest.html to enter.</p><p>The Burnaby Blues and Roots festi-val includes Taj Mahal, Kenny WayneShepherd, Serena Ryder, Lukas Nelsonand the Promise of the Real, Colin Lindenand Little Miss Higgins. It will be held</p><p>on Saturday, Aug. 14 from 12:30 p.m.onwards.</p><p>The winner of Shore FMs Sounds ofSummer contest will also play.</p><p>The 11th annual Burnaby Blues andRoots Festival will be held at the newlyrenovated Deer Lake Park.</p><p>Tickets can be purchased at www.burnabybluesfestival.com.</p><p>Blues: Local hotels chipping into help make festival a successcontinued from page 3</p><p>www.burnabynow.com</p><p>Creating beautiful smiles</p><p>N EW PAT I E N T S W E L COM E</p><p>Dr. WilliamWong4633 Hastings,Burnaby</p><p>604.299.8491www.capitolhilldental.ca</p><p>MODERN WOODCRAFT MFG.</p><p>4482 Dawson St. (at Willingdon), Bby 604-293-2838</p><p>INVENTORYCLEARANCE</p><p>SALE</p><p>Community Events</p><p>Burnaby celebrates Italian summer festivalPuglia in the Park</p><p>On Saturday, July 10th the BCPuglia Cultural Association andthe BC Federation of PugliaSocial Clubs, hosted ItalianSummer Fest - Puglia in thePark.</p><p>The all day event was held atBurnabys Confederation parkand featured a pasta eatingcontest, a sausage eatingcontest, childrens games, livemusical entertainment and afree outdoor concert featuringthe tribute band Abba Cadabra.604.294.8540 l www.brentwoodwalk-inclinic.com</p><p>Brentwood Medical ClinicBrentwood Medical ClinicBRENTWOODTOWN CENTRE</p><p>HOURS: MON-SAT 8AM-9PM</p><p>Dr. Li is moving her practice from Kensington Medical Clinic toBrentwood Medical Clinic. Patients who wish to transfer theircharts need to sign a chart-transfer form at the Brentwood MedicalClinic after Aug. 16th.</p><p>NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY</p><p>RE-OPENING ONRE-OPENING ONAUGUST 16AUGUST 16</p></li><li><p>A number of things in Portlandcaught the eyes of the Burnaby del-egation when they went to check outthe blues festival earlier this month.</p><p>The delegation attended theSafeway Waterfront Blues Festival inPortland, Oregon from July 2 to 5 togather ideas for future Burnaby Bluesand Roots festivals.</p><p>But one thing in particular caughthold of their attention and their appe-tites the citys bounty of food carts.</p><p>One of the things Portland hasthat is very unusual is these outdoorfood vendors, and a lot of them,Mayor Derek Corrigan said in aninterview upon his return.</p><p>Corrigan, as well as city staff andcouncillors, had a chance to perusethe citys well-known street treats,and Corrigan was impressed with theofferings, he said.</p><p>We ate at one of the vendors, andthe food was pretty good, Corrigansaid.</p><p>Portlands 80 carts are hooked intothe citys electrical and plumbing sys-</p><p>tem, allowing for a wider varietyof foodstuffs beyond the commonhotdog.</p><p>The semi-permanent street cartsare connected via parking lots,Corrigan said.</p><p>But it isnt likely that Burnaby willbe allowing food carts of any kindanytime soon.</p><p>The problem is it can become pro-hibitively expensive tooperate them, Corrigansaid. And youve got tobalance very legitimatehealth concerns againstthe viability of theseoperations.</p><p>Another issue is howthese businesses couldaffect restaurants, headded.</p><p>Merchants put a lot ofinvestment in their busi-nesses and put a much more...</p></li></ul>