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Around 30 volunteers are at the SchoolDistrict No. 41s maintenance shop today(Friday) putting the finishing touches on theBurnaby school districts first-everVancouverPride Parade float.The local school district has participat-
ed in the parade for the last two years, butits entries consisting of groups of trust-ees, teachers, students and parents march-ing beside decorated school district vehicles werent exactly fabulous.Shortly after the last year, we got a lot of
comments from all of our partner groupsthat we should have maybe a better presence
than what we had last year and the year be-fore that, trustee GaryWong told theNOW.Most people felt it was lacking.The outcome of those discus-
sions is this years float: a 20-foot trailer decorated in thestyle of a traditional classroom,complete with two rows of stu-dent desks, a teachers deskand a chalkboard with the linesDiversity is a beautiful thingwritten on it.District parent advisory coun-
cil chair Jennifer Mezei came up with class-room idea, according toWong, and DPACvolunteers will pitch in decorating the floatand walking in the parade.
CUPE has also donated time haulingdesks and other old classroom equipmentout of storage for the parade entry.Trustees, meanwhile, have donated 5,000
Frooties candies to hand out during the pa-rade.All that remained Friday was to jazz upthe float with banners, bunting and flags.
Involvement in the parade isa way to showcase what thelocal school district stands for,according toWong.I think it demonstrates our
commitment to human rightsand that Burnaby schoolswelcome all students and wedont screen our student for
things like sexual orientationand everyones welcome and we provide asafe and caring learning environment for allour students,Wong said.
Burnaby school district has created its first-ever floatfor theVancouver Pride Parade this weekend
BACKTOSCHOOL? From left, trusteeGaryWong,CUPEpresidentPaul Simpson, assistant superintendentRobertoBombelli, communicationsmanagerJodieWilson, student safety coordinator SuzanneVardyandboardchair RonBurton rideSD41s first-ever VancouverPrideParade float. PHOTOCORNELIANAYLOR
The National Energy Board has askedthe City of Burnaby to help provide po-lice for the September Kinder Morganhearings, but the city has said no.The board asked for seven RCMP of-
ficers and one field supervisor and of-fered to cover the costs, but Burnaby de-clined in a July 29 letter.It is with regret that the City of
Burnaby will not be able to authorizethe reallocation of police resources fromthe Burnaby detachment for the servic-es requested, wrote Lambert Chu, thecitys deputy manager. The reassign-ment of seven police officers plus onesupervisor to the hearings would reducethe operational strength of the Burnabydetachment and compromise its abilityto respond to major emergencies and tomaintain public safety during these situ-ations.Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan and
the RCMP could not be reached for im-mediate comment, but city lawyer GregMcDade criticized the NEBs police re-quest.The reason why they need the po-
lice is to keep the public out, he toldtheNOW, adding that the NEB issued aruling banning the public from sitting inon the hearing.The only people allowedto attend will be actual intervenors, andtheyve limited them to two people perintervenor, he explained.What kind of a public hearing is it
where you are keeping the public outand you are so afraid of the public at-tending, youre asking for police pres-ence, youre asking for armed guardsto keep the public away from the boardpanel? he said. What are they afraidof?
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The newly formed federal riding ofBurnaby North-Seymour will be the oneto watch in the next election, as things areshaping up to be a tight race in the ridingthat combines half of an NDP strongholdwith a traditionally right-leaning piece of theNorth Shore.The writ may be dropped asearly as this weekend, but these candidatesare already in campaign mode. Conflictingpolls show the Liberals, Conservatives andNDP all have a decent shot at winning.
According to the Liberals internal poll-ing for the riding, conducted roughly sevenmonths ago, the Grits were in the lead with33 per cent, trailed by the Conservativeswith 31 per cent, the NDP with 26 per cent,while the Greens, who did not have a candi-date at the time, had 11 per cent.Liberal candidateTerry Beech said his
campaign has looked at the voting historyin the new riding (from superimposing thenew boundaries over past election results),and never in the history of that riding wouldthe area have gone to the NDP.When you look at the numbers, they
cant take any more votes from the Liberalsthan they al-ready did inthe last elec-tion, Beechsaid. In 2004and 2006,this riding with the votescounted as
they have been would have been Liberal, and in 2008 and2011, it would have been Conservative.Al-though the NDP does consistently well inthe riding, it seems to be theres 4,000 or5,000 votes that switch between the Liberalsand the Conservatives that the NDP wouldhave to go after in order to have a chanceat winning.As of the last election, the onlypoints those could come from is the Con-servative base.The Grits are already zeroing in on Burn-
aby North-Seymour, and leader JustinTrudeau has made two Burnaby visits re-cently the last on July 23 to thank volun-teers.Beech also pointed out that the ridings
candidates are all newcomers and theToryand NDP incumbents have decided to runelsewhere.
Conservative candidate Mike Little hasbeen door-knocking since January, but hehas not done any riding-specific polling.What weve mostly been focusing on
is re-identifying the vote that we identifiedin 2011, Little said. In 2011, obviouslythere was a campaign with Ronald Leung,and they identified quite a few Conserva-tive supporters, so our focus is to re-identi-fy support.Little also noted PrimeMinister Stephen
Harper came to the riding. (Harper went toa North Shore secondary school in April.)Hopefully, well have him back before
the election, but its obviously going to be afocus riding for us, he said.
NewDemocrat Carol Baird Ellan, a re-tired judge, started door-knocking in ear-nest two months ago. She said her par-ty has not done any internal polling, butshe pointed to an InsightsWest poll in May,commissioned by the Dogwood Initiative.The results put the NDP in the lead with35 per cent, the Greens second with 19 percent, and theTories third at 15 per cent.(The Liberals barely registered with just sixper cent.)We see polls from time to time. Its in-
teresting to see how they vary almost basedon whos conducting them sometimes. Cer-tainly, what were hearing at the door is agroundswell of support behind the NDPandTomMulcair, she said.Baird Ellan said she wasnt nervous the
new riding would tip to the right.Were not concerned about that, partic-
ularly given what were hearing on the door-step in NorthVancouver, she said. Wehear people saying all the time, Ive alwaysvoted Conservative, and Im voting for youthis time.
SFU professor Lynne Quarmby said theGreens have done some internal polling.
She declined to discuss specifics but saidthe results were close to the InsightsWestpoll, which put the Greens in second with19 per cent of the vote, much higher thantheir typical four per cent.If you look at my trend line, Im going
up,Quarmby said. This is going to be atight race. I think its going to be really hardto call.Quarmby, whos been door-knocking
since spring, is up against voters who dontwant to split the left and letHarper back in.The strongest message
Im getting on the door-step is: I think youre great.I think youre the strongestcandidate. I love what youstand for, but Im not sure Ican vote for you, because Imworried about Harper gettingre-elected, she said. I thinkIm strong enough that itsnot about splitting. Im a seri-ous contender.Quarmby said the riding would be inter-
esting and difficult to call, even in the elev-enth hour.
But who believes polls anymore?DougMcArthur, head of SFUs school
of public policy, noted Burnaby North-Sey-
mour is a swing riding, but he takes all pollswith a grain of salt.The Liberals internal poll used interac-
tive voice response technology, meaning re-spondents never spoke to an actual human.McArthur said thats the least reliablemethod because its hard to know how rep-resentative the sample size is.The smallerthe sample size, the less reliable the resultsare, he noted. (The InsightWest poll onlyhad 301 participants in the riding.)
I think what you can sayis we know the Liberals areclaiming theyre doing quitewell, the NDP claims theyredoing quite well. I wouldguess that fits the notion ofthis as a competitive constitu-ency, he said.Nationally, the Liberals and
the Conservatives have beenon the decline since January,while the NDP has pickedup considerably, accordingto CBCs poll tracker, which
combines all major public opinion polls.TheTories made gains in July, but they
were tied with the NDP at press time; bothhad 31.6 per cent and neither with enoughseats to form a majority government.
Tight race is unfolding as new riding boundaries have changed the face of a former NDP stronghold
NDP:CarolBairdEllanwithNDP leaderTomMulcair, right, duringaMarchvisitbyMulcair, in town to talk abouthis small business strategy.PHOTONOWFILES
Liberal:TerryBeech (withmicrophone)duringa recent visit fromLiberal leaderJustinTrudeau (rear left) tohisBurnabycampaignoffice. PHOTOCONTRIBUTED
Conservative:MikeLittle (centre)withPrimeMinister StephenHarper andhiswife, Laureen. PHOTOCONTRIBUTED
Green:LynneQuarmbysaysher support is trendingupwards inBurnabyNorth-Seymour. PHOTONOWFILES
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Vancouver and Burna-by are the only districts withentries in the parade, butthats not because theyrethe only ones committed tocelebrating diversity relat-ed to sexual orientation, ac-cording toWong.There are a lot of oth-
er school districts that dohave similar policies to whatwe have, he said. I wouldthink that, because werein the Lower Mainland, itmight be a little bit easierfor us to participate in theparade as opposed to some
that arent as close to whatsgoing on. But I certainlywould welcome more school
districts to participate.Costs for the districts in-
volvement will be minimal,
Wong said, with $200 forthe parade entry fee andabout $75 for a barbecueFriday for volunteers.Anyone interested in join-
ing the school district entryin the parade can meet thegroup onThurlow Streetbetween Haro and Robsonstreets by 10:30 a.m.Dont expect a ride on the
float, though. School districtinsurance doesnt cover any-one who might be injuredriding on the float, so thedesks will remain as emp-ty as they usually are duringthe summer months.
Fab float:TheBurnaby schooldistricts first-ever float for theVancouverPrideParade featuresa traditionalclassroom, completewithdesksandachalkboard PHOTOCORNELIANAYLOR
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Aman shot and killed inVancouver Monday nightwas facing a manslaughtercharge in the fatal shootingof a Burnaby man last fall.Samir Mokhtar, 20, was
found dead on the side ofthe road on Seaforth Drivenear Rupert Street inVan-couver shortly after 9 p.m.Monday after police re-ceived several reports ofgunfire in the area.Mokhtar was on bail on a
manslaughter charge stem-ming from the fatal shootingof 20-year-old Aladdin Ra-
madan outside a Burnabyresidence in the 2000 blockof Rosser Avenue on Sept.24, 2014.A Canada-wide war-
rant for Mokhtar was issuedshortly after the shooting,but theVancouver residentfled the country. He resur-faced three months later atthe Seattle-Tacoma Interna-tional Airport on Dec. 10,2014, when he was detainedby U.S. Customs and Bor-der Protection officers andturned over to Canadianauthorities.
Police are treating his kill-ing as targeted but have yetto determine a motive.There are theories being
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Shewasareal teamplayerAn outspoken trustee
candidate in Burnabys lastmunicipal election has died.Maria Parente, a candi-
date with the Burnaby FirstCoalition, died at age 61 atRoyal Columbian Hospi-tal Monday, two weeks af-ter being diagnosed with ametastizing cancer.Her strength honestly
amazed me more than any-thing, Parentes daughterJulia told theNOW. Shestill continued to be a moth-
er even lying in that bed,and it just blew mymind. She caredabout us so much.Nick Kvenich,
a fellow BFC can-didate, had knownParente since theirhigh school daysin EastVancouveratTempleton Sec-ondary.She was a real
team player, he said, andMaria was obviously one
who spoke her mind.Parente is sur-
vived by her hus-band,Nicola; chil-dren Giuseppe,Julia and Julian;and three grand-children.A servicefor Parente will beheld Aug. 6 at 10a.m. at Holy CrossParish in Burnaby(1450 Delta Ave.).
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ThenationseyesmaybeonBurnabyAll eyes, it seems,may
well be on Burnaby comefederal election night.If the local parties con-
cerned are to be believed,the newly drawn riding ofBurnaby North-Seymourmay well be one of the na-tions horse races.Lets be clear up front.
Were more than a littleskeptical of the numbers in-volved we tend to distrustinternal party polling, andthe numbers being bandiedabout by the Liberals are
seven months old (which, inpolitical terms,might wellbe several lifetimes ago).But the principle behind
them is nonetheless intrigu-ing.There was certainly a
time, not so long ago, whenno one would have muchquestioned what the votersof Burnaby North woulddo. (Does the name SvendRobinson ring any bells?)But now, thanks to a rid-
ing boundary shakeup, wehave the traditionally leftist
territory of Burnaby joiningforces with the traditionallyright-of-centre North Shore which pretty much makesthis one an anything goessituation.Adding to the intrigue
is the fact that every sin-gle candidate in the ridingis new, since the citys NewDemocrat incumbents arerunning elsewhere (Ken-nedy Stewart in BurnabySouth and Peter Julian inNewWestminster-Burna-by). Not to mention the fact
that the federal landscapehas changed rather signifi-cantly since the last election,when the late Jack Laytonled his NDP to an unprec-edented Orange Crushand Liberal leader Michael
Ignatieff went down to in-glorious defeat. Replacethose two leaders withTomMulcair and JustinTrudeau,respectively, and youvejust shaken up the picture awhole lot more.But what will this all
mean for Burnaby?Whoever wins, we at least
hope that the possibility ofa three- or four-horse racemay motivate people to getto the polls.Too often, it seems, voters
can become apathetic when
the outcome seems foreor-dained.Maybe, just maybe, the
thought that this riding isanyones to win will moti-vate voters to turn out in re-cord numbers.And maybe, just maybe, a
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After the tsunami
Coal industryboostsB.C.Many municipalities and
their residents might be sur-prised by the scale of coalindustry spending that goeson in their own backyards,including those in Met-roVancouver far from themines themselves, such asBurnaby.While the 26,000 jobs
and $3.2 billion annual-ly in economic activity thatthe industry is responsiblefor might be better knownpublicly, a recent survey ofspending by Coal Alliancemember mines and termi-nals reveals that more thanhalf of B.C.s communitiesand thousands of business-es across the province werethe beneficiaries of $5.16billion in spending on goodsand services between 2010and 2014.Across MetroVancou-
ver, the figure amountedto more than $2.1 billion spending that generates taxrevenue which in turn helpspay for many of the munici-pal services we depend on.In Burnaby, spending by
Coal Alliance members to-taled $130.4 million overthe five-year period.Much of this spending
is with small and medium-sized businesses that sup-ply equipment, materialsand services for daily op-erations everything fromenvironmental consultantsand equipment manufactur-ers to local catering servic-es.The economic benefits ofcoal filter into a huge cross-section of B.C. society.But the benefits of coal
go well beyond the econom-ic arguments.The fact is,
we all rely on B.C.s coal in-dustry in much more di-rect ways as well.Most ofthe coal mined here in ourprovince is steel-makingcoal, and steel is an essentialpart of our daily lives.With the holiday weekend
upon us, take a momentand think about it.Is camping in one of Brit-
ish Columbias scenic parkspart of your plan? Every-thing from the tent trailerand the car hauling it, to theportable barbecue and thepots and cutlery youll eatwith has steel in it.Maybe roughing it isnt
in your plans. Instead youllhead out onto the oceanor one of the thousandsof lakes in B.C. for a littleboating or fishing.Think ofall the items that need steel,from the boats engine tothe hooks that will bring inthe big catch.It could be that relaxing
and doing a little backyardgardening is all you plan todo this summer.Well, every-thing from garden tools tothe water faucet at the endof your hose is made withsteel.The point is, steel is part
of our everyday lives, andBritish Columbias coal in-dustry is proud of the manycontributions it makes, notonly to the communitiesand businesses across ourprovince, but also to themany products that we allrely on.Alan Fryer is with the Coal
Alliance,which brings togeth-er representatives from the coalindustry, including mines, rail-ways, labour and others.
Poll posted at www.burnabynow.com starting July 28
The only Burnaby resident to be formally reported asa missing person to the Red Cross after the Boxing Daytsunami disaster in Southeast Asia was found alive andwell. HansWerner Dahinten, who was reported missingtwo days after the massive earthquake and tidal waves,called home shortly after to say he was doing well.
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Senate move is justdeflection by HarperDear EditorWhenever politicianswant to shiftpublic attention away from their own failures,they invariably choose to toss theball intosomeoneelses court.Christy Clark did it to theMayors Council
regarding transit funding, andStephenHarperis doing it to provincial premierswhenhe saysamoratoriumonappointments will force theprovinces to come to gripswith thequestionof Senate reform/abolishment.Harper stoppedmakingSenate appoint-
ments twoyears ago. If he trulywanted toachieve anational consensus, hehas hadat least thatmuch time to convenea FirstMinisters Conference to launcha consultativeprocess. But, of course, hehas consistentlydeclined tomeetwithprovincial premiers as agroup for the last six years.That suggests he really isnt interested in
what theyhave to say about anything.Bill BrassingtonSr., Burnaby
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HarmelGuramGreat attempt tobuyvoteswith ourmoney even though theFeds are onpace to add$1billion toour debt. Butwell take theupgradesas they are better than thenothingthat theyve given thepast decade thattheyvebeen inpower.
bill smithWow, great news... Ive seena lot of federalmoneybeing spentaround the lowermainlandover thelast 6~7 years. If somebodywas so in-clined to calculate it, I wouldbewillingtobet thatweare on-par (per person)with federal spendingback east...maybe evenhigher. Traditionally, thishas never been the case.Sameaspolitical representation. Ithink that theupcoming electionwillbe the first one inBCs entire his-tory that our voteswill be equal to anOntario orQuebec vote thanks to theadditional 6BC ridings.
City of Burnaby isfriendly to developers
@edmondsburnaby@BurnabyNOW_NewsNocomment.Morepolitical spin.What is Burnabys ecological footprint&GHG targets?Do they exist?
@WyattTessari @edmondsburnaby@BurnabyNOW_NewsPart of issueis cities are addicted todevelopmentcash&property taxes. Needmunicipalfunding redesign.
What would watermeters cost Burnaby?
RealName when the youngpeoplecant afford to start a family in vancou-ver or burnaby, theyre asked tomoveout to langley or somewhere furtherinto the valleywhere accommodationsaremuchmore affordable.these self entitledpeople somehowthink theydeserve to live onprime realestate anddevelopers, property own-ers and taxpayers should subsidizethem.
MikeBNot anotherUSactivist groupmeddling inCanada. These are thesamepeoplewho criticize Americancompanies for coming intoCanadaby just sticking amaple leaf next totheir logo, at least the companies areemployingpeople andpaying taxes.
Grateful for kindnessof a strangerDear Editor To the kind, generous andanony-mousBostonPizza guest:OnThursday, July 9, your unexpected kind
actmade thedayof several seniors and stafffromElimVillage.The grouphad spent the afternoonon
anexciting outing, travelling fromSurrey todowntownVancouver to see the sights,watchtheproductionofTheLionKingand share in aspecialmeal together at theBostonPizza onLougheedHighway inBurnaby.As the group sat downat their table to eat,
they engaged in conversations about thedayand themagnificent theatre show theyhadjust enjoyed together, how theywerehavingtheperfect day, andhow thankful theywere tobeable toparticipate in this special occasion.As themeal came to anend,with residents
and staff feeling full andhappywith thewonderful day theyhad just had, somethingbeautiful happened. The server came to thegroup to tell them that their entire bill hadalreadybeenpaid.As the group staredat eachother in disbe-
lief, the serverwent on to explain that a verygenerous customer hadalready taken care ofthebill, the entire bill. All of our resident andstaffmealswerepaid for by abeautiful, gener-ous stranger that night, and their gesture lefteveryone in a state of shock andaweat thisamazing act of kindness.Thenext day, the Elimcommunitywas
buzzingwith the amazingnewsof thepreviousday andhowwonderful they felt knowingthere are outstanding individuals, such as ourBostonPizza hero, living in the communityandmaking adifference in the lives of others.You tookour exciting andwonderful day andmade it perfect.So to you, anonymous friend,we thank
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However, in June, theNEB said the public couldwatch the hearings online,but that doesnt sit well withMcDade.I also find it complete-
ly ironic they announced togreat fanfare theyre com-ing to Burnaby to hear fromthe Burnaby public, andthe Burnaby public isnt al-lowed to come in.They haveto watch it on the Internet,he said.According to the boards
request, the police were re-quired to attend the hear-ings, liaise with the boardssecurity advisor and con-duct security rounds.TheRCMP were to respond toany serious incidents, inju-ries or criminal activity, askfor backup if needed anddebrief the NEBs security.Tara ODonovan, an
NEB communications staff-er, confirmed the board re-ceived Burnabys rejectionletter, but only shortly be-fore theNOW called forcomment.We have to take some
time to consider our op-tions, but I do want to sayour first priority is safety.
This includes the safety ofour staff members, hearingparticipants and the public,she said.ODonovan said the NEB
has no legal authority tocompel Burnaby to supplypolice, but the board has anobligation under the Cana-da Labour Code to conducta security assessment priorto the hearing to ensure staffwill be safe.When askedabout anticipated securitythreats, ODonovan notedthe various disruptions onBurnabyMountain. (Lastfall, more than 100 peoplewere arrested while protest-ing Kinder Morgans surveywork on the mountain.)Our hope is people will
be respectful of those whocome to present their finalarguments,ODonovanadded. This is intervenorsfinal opportunity to presentface-to-face to the board.Hearing sessions for the
oral summary argumentsfor intervenors will start onWednesday, Sept. 9 and rununtil Sept. 30 at the DeltaBurnaby Hotel and Confer-ence Centre.The NEB willhave three of its own securi-ty advisors attend each hear-
ing session.The board hasalso hired CommissionairesB.C., a private security com-pany, to put nine guards andone supervisor on site, withdigital two-way radios.Thehotel will also have two rep-resentatives assigned to eachhearing.Registered intervenors
can send a maximum of tworepresentatives, and accred-ited media will be allowedto attend.As for the hearingschedule, the City of Burn-aby is set to present on Fri-day, Sept. 11 and BROKE(Burnaby Residents Oppos-ing Kinder Morgan Expan-sion) will be onMonday,Sept. 28.TheTsleil-Wau-tuth Nation is set for Sept.23, and Simon Fraser Uni-versity will present on Fri-day, Sept. 25, althoughthe schedule is subject tochange. Other intervenorsincludeMetroVancouver,various First Nations bandsand civic governments, en-vironmental groups and theCanadianAssociation of Pe-troleum Producers.Kinder Morgan represen-
tatives will make their finalcase to the board in Augustin Calgary.
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When did you first pickup a guitar?I think I was six.My dad
was playing all the time.You know how little kidswatch their peers and eldersand just kind of decide theywant to do what the olderpeople are doing.That wasme.We were in Kelownaat my aunts house, he satme on his lap, put the gui-tar in my hand and held thechords while I strummedit, and that was it, I washooked.
What were some ofyourmusical influencesgrowing up?ACDC, Jimi Hendrix,
Steve RayVaughan and ev-erything else thats good,but those guys definitely.AndMetallica.
You had a fear of per-forming live well intoyour late 20s.How did
you get over that?I just was kind of tired of
being all nervous about it.Afriend of mine had a showand it was an open mike. Igot to the open mike, playedhalf decent and decided itwasnt really that bad. I waswatching other people andalways admiring other peo-ple for getting up there andwishing I had the courage.I was like, well, I can, I justneed to go do it and get overit. So I did. Itwas great, Ifelt like a mil-lion bucks. Ifeel like a mil-lion buckspretty well ev-ery time I perform, and es-pecially the ones where Imreally able to let it hang outand Im not worried aboutwhat people are thinkingand I just do my thing. Itsusually when I play my best.
As a blues and rockguitarist, what can con-cert-goers expect of yourfirst Burnaby show?Im going to freak out up
there and have a really good
time. Im going to try andput on a pretty diverse, dy-namic, like no-hold-barredkind of show.Well see whathappens (laughs), you nev-er know. Just a good timeand good vibes. I think thebands getting to a pointwhere weve played enoughtogether now that well beable to really crush a goodblues set. For a long time, itwas just me, solo, doing 95per cent of the gigs myself.
Its new terri-tory and its areally big fes-tival that Ivewanted to bein for a longtime.
How important is it toyou to connect with yourfans?Thats important.To be
totally honest, theres beenshows where I havent goneout afterwards. Im just liketired and I just dont feellike it. I like to not take thatattitude but for the mostpart, I like to smile, shakehands, high-five and do theautographs. Its rewarding
for one. People give you allkinds of love and wonderfulcompliments, so thats nice.You want to give the fans abig piece of yourself so theyfeel connected.
You just finished play-ing Rock the Shores inVictoria, playing thesame stage asThe BlackKeys and JanesAddic-tion.What was that like?It was cool. I wasnt real-
ly thinking too much aboutthose guys because it getsvery intimidating, you know.Its neat to be on the samestage.They treat you like su-perstars back there. Every-body knows me there be-cause Ive lived inVictoriaalmost my whole life.They treat you likeThe
Black Keys and its reallynice and its exciting.Its neat to see your name
on the posters, but its moreafterwards that you reallythink about who you playedwith.
Where do you see yourmusic career going?Id like to see this thing go
way farther than it is. I haveno desire to live a normallife. I want to do this until Idie. B.B.King, what did hedie when he was 89? And heperformed until six monthsbefore he died.Thats what
I want, 100 per cent. I haveno desire to retire. I justwant to go and play and en-joy what Im doing becauseI absolutely love it.
RISINGSTAR JesseRoperandhisbandwill hit the stageat theBurnabyBlues+Roots Festival onSaturday, Aug. 8. PHOTOCONTRIBUTED
Why is he in the news?
If JesseRoper could sing andplay guitar for the rest of hislife, hewould.Thebluesmusician fromVicto-riawillmakehis first Burnabyappearanceduring the 16thannual BurnabyBlues +RootsFestival at Deer LakePark thisweekend.Roper is oneof 12 acts in the2015 lineup.TheNOW caught upwith the33-year-old rocker to ask afewquestions, includingwhatlocals can expect of his upcom-ing showandwhat its like torub shoulderswith A-listers.Gates to theSaturday, Aug.8 festival openat noon,withartists taking the stage from1to 10p.m.Playing alongwithRoper ontheGardenStage areDevinCuddyandColleenRennison.On theWestwoodStage,checkout JimByrnes and the
Sojourners, Sibel Thrasher andTerra Lightfoot.On themainstage,meanwhile,the action is rocking all daywithHarpdogBrown, the EagleRockGospel Singers, Nathanand theZydecoCha-Chas,Ruthie Foster, Lee Fields&TheExpressions andTheSheep-dogs.Single tickets are $60 in ad-vance, or $200 for a four-pack.Single tickets on thedayof theshoware $75.Alongwith themusic, the festi-val also features vendors, food,andkid-friendly activities.Checkout all thedetails,including a full schedule of per-formers and information abouttransportation andparking,atwww.burnabybluesfestival.com.
Onstage:JesseRoperandbandare set toperformat theBurnabyBlues+Roots Festival. PHOTOCONTRIBUTED
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2GOFORAWALKORABIKE RIDEalong the CentralValley Greenwayin Burnaby and pick someblackberries.The bike route runs
along Still Creek Drive, andthere is a section west of theBurnaby eco-centre that islined with tons of blackber-ry bushes. Cyclists and pe-destrians regularly stop topick berries there.Serve them with ice
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3HEADUPTHEHILL FORSTARRYNIGHTS@SFUONSATURDAY,AUG.1 FORASTAR-GAZINGPARTY.The folks at SFUare teaming up with theRoyal Astronomical Societyof Canada, whose membersset up telescopes for thepublic to peer through.These helpful volunteers
are happy to share theirknowledge of celestialobjects.The event is on from 9:30
p.m. to midnight.Admission is free,
but if you want to takea peek inside the newTrottier Observatory, we
recommend you get thereearly to line up, as thisattraction is very popularand the observatory canonly accommodate ahandful of people at a time.The courtyard
surrounding the observatoryis full of backlit star maps,showing the seasonalchanges to the night sky.
Theres no free parking,but visitors lot B isyour best bet. No flashphotography.These events are weather
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4LEARNHOWTOMAKEYOUROWNPICKLESon Sunday,Aug.2 at the BurnabyVillageMuseum.The pickle-making
lesson is part of the HarvestHomegrown workshopseries hosted by themuseum and Burnaby FoodFirst. Chef and holisticnutritionist Andrea Potter isleading the workshop, whichruns from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.in the meadow.The session is free, and
theres no need to pre-register. Just show up.Themuseum is at 6501 DeerLake Ave.
5CHECKOUTTHEMINGEI SHOWATTHENIKKEICENTRE FROM11A.M. TO 5 P.M. THISWEEKEND.Mingei is a term for
hand-crafted folk art, andthe collection contains morethan 100 colourful utili-tarian objects from all overJapan.Materials includewood, straw, bamboo andpaper.The centre is at 6688
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CELEBRATE B.C. DAYonMonday,Aug. 3 at theBurnabyVillageMuseum from 11 a.m. to 4:30p.m.Themuseum is hostingMarket Monday,where local vendors hawk their goods.Therewill be jams, jellies, childrens books, pies, tarts,pastry dough rolls and handmade kitchen itemsfor sale.Many of the vendors only take cash.The usual museum attractions include thedemonstration garden, blacksmith and platenpress displays, scavenger hunts and carouselrides.There are also roving entertainerswandering the museum grounds.Themuseumis a great, low-tech place to let your kids burn offsome energy. Bring your camera or smartphone,because there will be a few photo stations. Themuseum is at 6501 Deer LakeAve.Admission isfree.
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before being elevated andattached to the structureanimpressive achievement.
BMW MuseumThe adjacent BMWMuseumalso designedby Schwanzer and built in1972accepts visitors on adaily basis. Bringing togetherdecades of BMWmemorabilia,the Museum provides aretrospective on BMWs past and alook into the future, contemplatingtopics that go beyond the automotiveworld, into the realms of communicationand society at large.
Chief amongst the exhibits is the award-winingKinetic Sculpture: 714 steel balls suspendedfrom the entrance ceiling by near-invisible wires.Representative of the form-nding process, the ballsmove in time to background music before settlinginto the shape of a BMW car. Its a spectaculardisplay, both soothing and surreal, and worth thesmall price of admission.
From there, a spiral ramp leads visitors upwardthrough the bowl-shaped building, past signicantcars, BMWs seen in James Bond movies, anddisplays describing new and retired technologies,among other things. One room offers a history ofBMW, beamed onto a table from a ceiling-mountedprojector. But unlike most projected displays, this oneresponds to touch, enabling users to select topics forfurther information.
However, themostmind-boggling of these exhibits isthe roomdedicated toBMWdesign,which features awall showinghundreds of design features set against
thoughtful and inspirationalwords suchas believing, sense, and effect.It is an impressive visual spectacle,simultaneously capturing the art andpracticality of automotive design.
Casual visitors will nd much toentertain themselves in the Museum,while auto enthusiasts will be sad toleave. Luckily for them, theres a lotmore to do.
BMW Munich plant tourBMWMunich is one of manyassembly plants around the worldproducing the ultra-popular3-Series, specically tasked withmanufacturing 3-Series sedans,Touring wagons, and engines.
Like most plants, Munich is dividedinto four main areas: the stampingshop (where steel panels are formed),
More than just an experience
welding shop, paint shop, and nalassembly. A two-hour tour coversall of these areas, with guidesdescribing the techniques andtechnologies in use.
The paint-shop portion of thetour is particularly notable,because virtually no one inthe world offers a tour ofautomotive paint shops, due topossible contamination from dust,
dirt, etc. To avoid this issue, BMWconstructed a glass corridor adjacent
to the paint room, enabling visitorsto see vehicles as they move through the
painting process. Amazing!
Its hard not to appreciate the painstaking detail thatgoes into this wonderfully synchronized processbothat BMW and other automakers around the world.However, some factories seem to achieve a level ofprecision and effort that goes beyond the norm, andtheMunich factory is denitely in this category.
BMW WeltLast but not least is the showroom portion of theBMW empire: BMWWelt. Essentially an exhibitionfacility and distribution centre, Welt shows offcurrent products and serves as an event forum. Itsalso the place that you go to get your EuropeanDelivery BMW vehicle.
Constructed over four years and opened in October2007, Welts architectural design melds sharp anglesand cutouts with smooth curves, glass walls, and agiant vortex that draws in the roof like a whirlpool.The expansive, stunning interior is capped by anundulating roof covered in solar panels. Almost everycurrent BMW vehicle can be found inside, along withconference rooms, a restaurant, andof course, agift shop. Its a perfect complement to the Museum,reinforcing BMWs automotive design through itsamazing architecture and enabling the company toestablish strong connections with customers pickingup their cars.
Against the backdrop of the Munich plant, Weltbrings a modern, contemporary feel to BMWsheadquarters without minimizing the presence of theBMW Tower and Museum.
At the end of the dayEventually youll run out of things to see at BMWWelt, and will nd yourself wondering where togo next. Seeing as you came this far, its worthremembering that there are three other automakersnot too far away. The Audi museum and factory are45 minutes away, while Mercedes-Benz and Porscheare in nearby Stuttgart, roughly a two hour drive.
If you love cars especially BMWs this is a trip of alifetime.
Located a little over half an hour fromFranz Josef Strauss Airport by car or train,BMWs Munich headquarters combines fouroperations: the automakers head ofce,a multifunctional customer-experiencecentre known as BMWWelt (or World inEnglish), BMWMuseum, and the Munichassembly plant.
Ive been to BMW headquarters severaltimes in the past, but this recent trip
was one of the most impressive thanks to manyupdates BMW has given to the huge complex.
By the way, did you know that you can order yournew BMW from Canada and actually pick it up inGermany? Owners who select European Deliveryservice (available with all models except the US-manufactured X3, X4, X5 and X6) will be immersedin the complete BMW Experience before picking uptheir cars, after which they can tour Europe at theirleisure. When its time to return home simply dropthe car at one of dozen locations in ve countries,and BMWwill ship it to Canada, where it will beinspected, cleaned, and delivered to your door.
Of course, you dont have to buy a BMW to gainadmission to Weltwhile BMWs head ofce is offlimits to the public, anyone can visit BMWWelt, themuseum and the factory. So heres a brief summaryof my experience with the amazing BMW complex:
BMW TowerUpon arriving, the rst thing that catches your eyeis the landmark BMW Tower, designed by architectKarl Schwanzer. Located next to Olympic Park andcompleted just ahead of the 1972 Summer Olympics,the tower is inspired by the four-cylinder engine,with four round towers suspended from a centraltower. Each oor was constructed on the ground
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10) A Fresh Coat of PaintDont underes!mate thepower of a li%le paint totransform your space. Afresh coat of paint in key
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9) Shiny New Faucets and Hardware: Replacing out-dated items like faucets, sinks, toilets, door handlesand drawer pulls is another rela!vely inexpensive and easy change thatcan make a big impact. So whats the right choice? Although chromes!ll dominates the market, gold-coloured ]nishes and brass are back.Theres a resurgence of brass, but its a champagne, brushed brass thatis elegant, says Colleen Brome, a ReMax realtor and interior decorator.However, silver colours and modern shapes are s!ll the most popular,according to Patricia Gray, who runs Patricia Gray Interior Design.
8) Invi!ng (But No-Mess) Fireplace: A gas ]replaceis one of the most desirable assets a home canhave, both for resale value and for se#ng thetone and ambience. If you have a wood-burning]replace, its worth conver!ng it to a gas ]replace.Fireplace inserts are a great op!on. According toRobert Koby, owner of Vancouver Gas Fireplaces,gas ]replace inserts increase a ]replaces e&-ciency.
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ChasinggoldontheyellowbrickroadLast-second score by Burnaby rugby player in semifinal gave Canada a shot at PanAm Games gold medalTomBerridgetberridge@burnabynow.com
Admir Cejvanovic founda PanAm gold medal at theend of his yellow brick road.The 25-year-old rugby 7s
national team player sharedthat medal with an enthusi-astic 20,000-strong PanAmGames host crowd inTo-ronto following Canadas22-19 victory over Argenti-na on July 12.I just jumped into the
air.The satisfaction ofknowing (we had won gold)was phenomenal.We allwent nuts, just losing it. Itwas pretty cool, said Cejva-novic.But earlier in the day, ev-
erything was not unfoldingaccording to the game planfor the Burnaby CentralSecondary grad.Leading 12-5 in Canadas
semifinal against the Unit-ed States, Cejvanovic drewa yellow card onAmeri-cas game-tying try, en-abling the U.S. to take a sev-en-point lead while the 6-3,240-pound forward cooledhis heels in the sin bin.When the Burnaby prod-
uct returned to the field hetold his team captain hewanted the ball.I had to make up for
that (penalty), Cejvanovicsaid.With less than a minute
left to play and the scoreknotted at 19-19, Canada
pinned the U.S. in their ownhalf and were eventuallyawarded a five-metre scrum.The Americans came
away with a tap penalty, butMack stole the ball in con-tact and got it to teammateJohnMoonlight, who re-layed the pill to a chargingCejvanovic.I saw my gap, put my
head down, kept my feetmoving and put the balldown (in the end zone),said Cejvanovic of his game-winning score.To me it was crazy. I
went from I dont think Illever play rugby again, toputting my team into thecritical gold-medal game,he said.For those who grew up
with the Burnaby product,the outcome at the PanAmsdoes not sound so fantastic.In 2008, Cejvanovic
made a bet with Grade 12schoolmate and multi-sportathlete Ross Enns that hecould put the shot farther ina head-to-head contest. Ce-jvanovic won the bet andlater that spring came out ofnowhere to capture the shotput gold medal at the B.C.high school track and fieldchampionships.My big thing was I was
so competitive I had toprove that I could pick up aball or do this sport and begood at it, he said.With the help of throws
coach Don Steen, Cejva-
novic worked on his tech-nique and went from amodest provincial qualifierto a champion with a win-ning heave of 15.51 metreson his second throw at thechampionships.Cejvanovic had long been
told he was a raw talent, butit was his search for perfec-tion that made all the dif-ference.He started with soccer
before trying every othersport basketball, wrestling,football it all helped to get
him ready for his biggestchallenge yet on the rugbypitch.Just out of school, he won
a national championshipwith B.C.s under-18 rug-by team.As a 20-year-old, he went
to play rugby in Australiafor a season.But back at the Burnaby
Lake Rugby Club, he stillplayed backup to the agelessWorld Cup veteran ColinMcKenzie.
The road togold:AdmirCejvanovicofBurnaby scoresCanadas game-winning try against theUnitedStates in the semifinals at thePanAmGames inToronto. Canadawenton to claim thegoldmedal overArgentinaat theGames. PHOTOCOURTESYJOSROMELOLAGMAN
Lakers falter in leaduptoseniorAplayoffsWorst-case scenerio could see Burnaby club losing a spot inWLA post season to Maple Ridge and LangleyTomBerridgetberridge@burnabynow.com
In the words of actorSteve McQueen in the 1966movie The Sand Pebbles, Iwas almost home, what thehell happened.The Burnaby Lakers are
now in a similar situationfollowingTuesdays 9-6 lossto Maple Ridge at home.Leading 6-2 midway
through the second peri-od BurnabysWestern La-crosse Association playoffhopes suddenly came crash-ing down upon them.The Burrards took advan-
tage of a retaliatory slash-ing penalty and turnedtheir game around on firststar BenMcInoshs first ofthree goals in the must-winmatchup.We definitely knew we
didnt play well in the firstperiod, said Burrards rook-ie Connor Goodwin. Ev-eryone was talking about it,either start playing or weregoing home.Maple Ridge added a tal-
ly on the extra-man andGoodwin drew the visitorsto within a goal, before set-ting upMcIntosh for thegame-tying counter just be-fore the second period end-
ed.In the final frame,Ma-
ple Ridge blanked the Lak-ers with three unansweredmarkers.Burnaby opened the first
period, scoring four timeson a dozen shots, whileTyeBelanger was solid in goal,allowing just one MapleRidge marker on 11 shots.Robert Church registered
a hat trick for Burnaby in
the first 29 minutes of thecontest.But all that good ball
sense was abandoned in thesecond half of the game inno small part to indifferentdefensive markings and un-disciplined penalties, almostall of which the Burrardstook advantage of.We felt we had a bad pe-
riod and I think (the Lak-ers) felt they had won the
game, said Goodwin.With the win,Ma-
ple Ridge drew even withthe Lakers with 18 pointsapiece.Burnaby closed out its
regular season against NewWestminster onThursday(afterNOW deadlines).Langley complicated mat-
ters with a win against Co-quitlam in its final two
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It was frustrating. Iwanted to play (B.C.) Bears,Canada, but I had to crackthe Burnaby Lake lineup,he said.In the 2014/15 season,
he struggled with injuries,and following an ill-ad-vised comeback against theUBC Ravens, was knockedout just minutes after beingsubbed on to the field.After that, I realized I
had to take a step back,something was not goingright, he said.Cejvanovic stopped play-
ing rugby altogether forthree months and concen-trated on fitness.He took on a physical
trainer at Fortius in Burna-by who reshaped how Ce-jvanovic approached train-ing.Instead of being this
strong kid, I became a morebalanced player, Cejva-novic said.He returned to the pitch
and helped lead BurnabyLake to a 9-1 season, andto within a point of beatingchampion James Bay in theprovincial final.His play caught the eye of
Canadas head coach Kier-an Crowley and an invita-tion to a selection camp be-
came available.At the camp, Cejvanovic
enquired about a later na-tional 7s camp, but was toldby coaches it was closed.Undeterred, Cejvanovic
scored a game-turning tryfor the B.C. Selects thatstaged an upexpected winover Canada Probables atthe camp.Crowley approached the
husky Burnaby back rowforward again and said,You know that 7s campI told you was closed, itsopen for you now,Cejva-novic said.Seven representative 7s
appearances later, Cejva-novic is now setting hissights on the 2016 OlympicGames in Rio de Janeiro.Canada still needs to
qualify for the Games, butthe burly forward is readyfor the challenge.With 10World Rugby
7s tournaments on the cir-cuit next season, including afirst-time stop inVancouver,Cejvanovic is pumped.It will be huge for me,
he said. Canada needs tobe in the Olympics.A year ago, I didnt think
I would be sitting in thegold-medal game and help-ing my team win, but I did.
The No. 1-ranked Co-quitlamAdanacs madeshort work of the Delta Is-landers in the B.C. JuniorLacrosse League best-of-seven final.The As swept the Delta
club in four straight games,winning their seventh con-secutive playoff title follow-ing a 16-8 win in LadneronTuesday.Coquitlam put up big
numbers in the final three
games of the series, almostdoubling the Islanders inoverall goal output, aftergetting by Delta 9-8 in theopener on July 22.Kitchener-Waterloo
product Chris Cloutier,who led the Ontario ju-nior A league in scoringbefore being picked up byCoquitlam, led the Adan-acs with a playoff-high 40points and 23 goals, aver-aging nearly five pops pergame.Cole Shafer also cashed
in for Coquitlam with 15
goals and a playoff-best 22assists.Adanacs goalie Chris-
tian Del Bianco topped theplayoffs with a 0.825 savepercentage.OnMonday, the junior
As took a stranglehold onthe series with a 17-6 winin Coquitlam.Cloutier had a monster
game for the regular-sea-son champs, tallying 11 to-tal points, including a sharein a game-high five goalsapiece with Shafer.Burnaby pickup Danny
Spagnuolo scored six goalsand garnered 10 points forthe Islanders in the play-offs, including a hat trick inthe fourth and final gameof the series.The Adanacs move on to
a best-of-five regional serieswith the Okotoks Raiders,the winner of the RockyMountain junior A playoffs,beginning onAug. 6.The winner of that series
will advance to the Min-to Cup against the playoffchampion of the Ontarioleague.
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league meetings, leaving a possible three-way tie with Burnaby and the Burrards asone almost certain scenerio.According to theWLA tie break policy,
the team with the most wins overall in theregular season would win out, said leaguecommissioner ErnieTruant.With all three teams currently tied with
nine victories, the team with the most winsover the rest of those tied would prevail.In this case, the three-team deadlock is
still unresolved, so the team with the most
goals for and against each other will be usedas the third tiebreak option.That would leave the Lakers out of the
playoff picture and Langley andMapleRidge claiming the third and fourth placesin league standings.If Burnaby defeated NewWestminster in
Thursdays final league game, the Lakersand Burrards are in the playoffs.If Langley wins its remaining match
againstVictoria today,Maple Ridge wouldbe the odd team out.
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