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<ul><li><p>Cariboo Hill SecondaryGrade 9 student JonathanNewman is leaving on a jetplane and he doesnt knowif hell be back again.The 14-year-old has lived</p><p>in Canada since age three,making friends in his neigh-bourhood near the BurnabyMountain Golf Course andat Scouts, Sperling Elemen-tary and Cariboo Hill Sec-ondary.But he, his mom and his</p><p>dad,David Newman, anSFU communications in-structor, cant stay becauseof problems with their im-migration status.Its home, and I dont</p><p>want to leave home, Jona-than told theNOW. Id befine if I was gone for justa year, but anything morethan that, I wouldnt re-ally like that. Id be awayfrom all my friends who Iveknown for 11 years now.Jonathans dad, who</p><p>holds a New Zealand pass-port like his son, is caughtin a catch-22 when it comesto getting permanent resi-dency in Canada under thecurrent express-entry pointssystem.Newman senior gets no</p><p>points for having a continu-ing position at SFU eventhough he has been work-ing at the university con-tinuously for eight-and-a-half years but he said he isblocked from considerationfor permanent positions be-cause of his immigrationstatus.With the expiry of his</p><p>post-graduation work per-mit (Newman finished his</p><p>PhD at SFU in 2013), hecan no longer work in Can-ada and Jonathan can nolonger attend school.The family is appealing</p><p>to Minister of ImmigrationJohnMcCallum throughBurnaby North-SeymourMPTerry Beechs office,hoping the minister will usehis discretionary powers togrant the family permanent</p><p>residency or an invitation toapply on humanitarian andcompassionate grounds soJonathan can go to CaribooHill and the family doesnthave to pull up its roots inBurnaby.Newman has a lot of sup-</p><p>port in SFUs school ofcommunication, accord-ing to professor Jody Baker,who has personally written</p><p>the immigration minister onhis behalf.Hes had a huge impact</p><p>on a lot of students here,Baker said. He teaches oneof the introductory first-year courses, so hes got alot of students, and then heteachers a lot of upper-yearcourses.Theyre very smalland very intense.Baker said he has invited</p><p>his friends and colleagues inthe school of communica-tion to write letters of sup-port.The communication stu-</p><p>dent union is also behindhim.Many of us have taken</p><p>courses with Dr. Newmanand have learned valuablethings from him, presidentTiana Marconato told the</p><p>NOW in an email. As astudent union, well be writ-ing a letter to the ministerof immigration urging himto exercise his discretionarypowers to grant Dr. New-man and his family perma-nent resident status so hecan continue to teach hiscourses at SFU.We will also</p><p>FRIDAY JULY 8, 2016 LOCAL NEWS LOCAL MATTERS</p><p>A CLOSER LOOK 3 NEWS 8 SPORTS 28A boxer and a boy share stories A rough ride for scooters Local players pick up the Czech</p><p>Theres more at Burnabynow.com</p><p>Itshome,andIdontwantto leaveSFUINSTRUCTORCANTSTAYINCANADA</p><p>FUTUREUNKNOWN CaribooHill student JonathanNewman, right, considershimself Canadian, butheandhis familymaybe forced to leaveCanadabecausehis father,SFU instructorDavidNewman, left, cant securepermanent resident status, despitehavingworkedatSFUcontinuously for the last eight-and-a-half years. 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He sports a gray goa-tee and faded tattoos on hisforearms.Teperson, a fresh-faced</p><p>Grade 10 student, wearsa tie and his St. Georgesblazer.Boyce was born and</p><p>raised in gritty 1960s EastVancouver and went toworking-classTempletonHigh School.Teperson lives in Kitsi-</p><p>lano and attends a private,all-boys prep school.But whenTeperson was</p><p>partnered with Boyce for anintergenerational storytell-ing project that wrapped upin Burnaby last month, theyoungster knew hed luckedout.I definitely did,Teper-</p><p>son tells theNOW. Rightafter the first day when Igot on the bus, I said, I gotthe perfect partner.They clicked over their</p><p>love of sports, he says, asBoyce (a.k.a.The BlondeTiger) shared stories of hislife and boxing career which included a Canadi-an amateur title, a 17-1 prorecord and a stint trainingin the same gym as the lateMuhammadAli.The thing about talk-</p><p>ing to someone with such awide variety of stories to tellis that something in eachstory connected to some-thing in your life and youcould really connect it,Te-person says of the experi-ence. Just becauseTom-my grew up in EastVan,and I was fortunate enoughto grow up in a nice neigh-bourhood in Kitsilano,doesnt mean that were notgoing to have overlappingexperiences.Teperson and Boyce were</p><p>brought together by the Ra-conteurs Project an eight-week project developed bySt. Georges English andsocial studies teacher Sar-ah Coates and her longtimefriend, Lindsey Fancy, co-owner of Home Instead Se-nior Care in Burnaby.The idea, which Coates</p><p>and Fancy hope to growinto a standalone organiza-tion, is to connect genera-tions through the art of sto-rytelling.As a pilot project this</p><p>year, Coates integrated theconcept into an Englishclass at St. Georges pair-ing her students and seniorsat the Poppy Residencesand bringing them togeth-er for hour-and-a-half ses-sions over the course ofeight weeks.</p><p>At a wrap-up luncheon inJune, participating seniorswere presented with book-lets of stories and poemsstudents had written aboutthe tales Poppy residentshad told them.This was part of the</p><p>students English for theterm,Coates says. We didcreative writing, and so thiswas our impetus for the cre-</p><p>ative writing that they did.We used these visits to doexercises when we wentback to school.In the future, she and</p><p>Fancy want to see the proj-ect expand beyond St.Georges.I would envision dif-</p><p>ferent ages, different typesof schools, even differenttypes of programs like ifGirl Guides or Boy Scoutswanted to participate aswell, she says.The Poppy Residenc-</p><p>es, which hosted the wrap-up luncheon last month,was picked for the pilot be-cause there was a lot of in-terest from residents in par-ticipating.For Boyce, the decision</p><p>to get involved was part-ly an act of defiance againstdementia andAlzheimers a resolve that was drivenhome recently by the deathof Ali, who had Parkin-sons syndrome, a diseasethat sometimes results fromhead trauma from activitieslike boxing.I knew he had the same</p><p>thing that I got, demen-</p><p>tia and whatever from toomany shots, Boyce told theNOW, and its the samefor me, right?Thats whatIm going through now, butthe more you fight, the bet-ter you are. Like, Im notgoing to lay down and lickmy nuts, thats for sure.Boyce hopes others who</p><p>struggle with dementia willbe encouraged by his open-ness.In the meantime, he said</p><p>sharing his stories withTe-person and other studentswas a new and rewardingexperience.They loved it, he said.</p><p>I dont usually do this,but I enjoyed doing it, andI watched the kids facesand their eyes and watchedthem how they liked it, andthey were really into it, soI figured, Well, I might aswell spill my guts.The Raconteurs Project</p><p>is currently recruiting story-tellers (seniors) and story-writers (youth) in the Low-er Mainland for 2016/17.To find out more, visit</p><p>theraconteursproject.wordpress.com.</p><p>Aboxerandaboyshare lifestoriesACLOSERLOOK</p><p>Newsnow</p><p>TALESOFGLORY: Above, St. Georges School Grade 10 student Daniel Teperson, left, shares a story hewrote about the life of former boxer TommyBoyce, right, while JoeyHector,middle, lookson. Below,Boyceposeswithanoriginal posterpromotinga fightbetweenMuhammadAli andCanadianGeorgeChuvalo. PHOTOCORNELIANAYLOR</p><p>ByCorneliaNaylorcnaylor@burnabynow.com</p><p>I got theperfectpartner ...</p><p>BurnabyNOW FRIDAY July 8, 2016 3</p></li><li><p>4 FRIDAY July 8, 2016 BurnabyNOW</p><p>be encouraging students tospread the word and makeas much noise as possibleon our social media chan-nels.The latest news from the</p><p>immigration ministry isthat it is working on chang-es to its express entry pro-gram, but theres no guar-antee Newman would haveenough points under thenew system either.It is premature to com-</p><p>ment on possible systemchanges, timing or wheth-er or not Mr.Newmanwould be impacted, readsan emailed statement fromcommunications advisorNancy Chan.</p><p>For Newman, the processhas been frustrating.There is some disso-</p><p>nance in Canadian immi-gration policy, he said in anemail to theNOW, whereon the one hand over28,000 Syrian refugees canbe accepted into the coun-try at relatively short no-tice, and yet highly qualifiedscholars with years of livingand working here (and on-going work) are forced toleave because they dont fitthe narrow requirements ofthe points scheme.But thats comparing ap-</p><p>ples and oranges, accordingto Chan.Canada resettles refu-</p><p>gees to save lives and to pro-</p><p>vide stability to those fleeingpersecution who have nohope of relief, she wrote.Canadas resettlement pro-grams are respected interna-tionally because they</p><p>provide permanent resi-dence as a long-term solu-tion. Economic immigra-tion programs, such as thoseunder Express Entry which</p><p>Mr.Newman is seeking touse as a means of obtainingpermanent residence, are inplace to select immigrantsfor their skills and abilityto contribute to Canadaseconomy.As for the likelihood the</p><p>minister would step in anduse his discretionary pow-ers in Newmans case, Chansaid ministerial discretion-ary powers are only used inexceptional cases and eachcase is considered on itsown merit.Currently in Canada on</p><p>a visitors record, Newmanhas started moving his fam-ilys belongings into storage.He will fly with Jonathan onAug. 2 toVietnam, where</p><p>they will join Davids wifeand Jonathans mom,HienNguyen, who is currentlythere to be close to her ail-ing, elderly mother.Hopefully its only tem-</p><p>porary and well be comingback,Newman said.</p><p>Newsnow</p><p>Studentsencouragedto makeasmuchnoiseaspossible</p><p>Hopefully itsonly temporaryandwell becomingback</p><p>Continued frompage1</p><p>FOLLOWTHIS STORYON</p><p>Burnabynow.com</p><p>JenniferMoreaujmoreau@burnabynow.com</p><p>Do you have somethingyou would like to share withthe federal governmentabout the Kinder Morganpipeline project?</p><p>The Liberals three-per-son ministerial panel will bein Burnaby between Aug.9 and 11, theNOW haslearned.The panel is opento the public and media,but the exact location hasnot been announced yet.To</p><p>participate in the sessions,email nrcan.ministerialpaneltmx-comiteministerieltmx.rncan@canada.ca.Theevent will be a roundtablediscussion or a town hallmeeting with the three pan-elists: Kim Baird,Tony Pe-</p><p>nikett andAnnetteTrimbee.Other cities on the July</p><p>andAugust tour includeCalgary, Edmonton, Jasper,Kamloops, Chilliwack,Ab-botsford, Langley,Vancou-ver andVictoria.The federalgovernment is also using an</p><p>online survey to gather feed-back until Sept. 30.Anyonewishing to provide com-ments directly to the pan-el can do so by emailing theaddress listed above.The three panel members</p><p>are travelling the pipeline</p><p>route, gathering feedbackfrom communities.Thepanel is tasked with gather-ing more public input to in-form the Liberal cabinet,which has the ultimate sayon whether the pipeline willbe expanded.</p><p>FederalpipelinepanelwillmakeastopinBurnaby</p><p>Buy one entree &amp; 2 beverages at regular price&amp; receive a 2nd entree of equal or lesser value(up to $12 value) for FREE!</p><p>BBY</p><p>604-524-1119 7557 Edmonds St, Burnaby</p><p>Oliver TwistSports Pub</p><p>Check out menu. drinks specials &amp; events onwww.olivertwistpub.ca</p><p>Voted for Best Pub Food by Burnaby NOWreaders for Best of Burnaby 2016!</p><p>Visit us for Happy Hour!3 - 6 pm &amp; 9 pm to close dailyselect starters only $5.95!</p><p>Delicious pub foodat value prices!</p><p>LHY THAIRESTAURANT</p><p>FamilyFully Licensed</p><p>THAICUISINE Since 1994</p><p>7357 Edmonds Street, BurnabyAt Kingsway &amp; Edmonds</p><p>604.526.8085</p><p>YOU DESERVE THE VERY BEST!</p><p>Seton Villa Retirement CentreSupportive Housing &amp; Assisted Living</p><p>for Low Income Seniors</p><p>3755 McGill St. Burnaby (1/2 block off North Boundary Rd.)604-291-0607 www.setonvilla.com</p><p>Seton Villa is owned and operated by Action Line Housing Society</p><p>Elvis with Joyce at our Volunteer Dinner</p><p>The very best is affordable at Seton Villa Retirement Centre inNorth Burnaby. 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