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<ul><li><p>Burnaby Selects win ACup championships</p><p>PAGE 15</p><p>Caregiver programneeds your help</p><p>PAGE 3</p><p>Burnabys first and favourite information source Delivery 604-942-3081 Wednesday, July 9, 2014</p><p>Your source for local sports, news, weather and entertainment! &gt;&gt; www.burnabynow.com</p><p>It was abundantly clear Monday nightthat Burnaby city council is not satisfiedwith Kinder Morgans response to their1,700 questions.</p><p>At the last meeting, council spent morethan an hour criticizing the energy com-panys reply to a 300-page informationrequest from the city. The request wassubmitted as part of the National EnergyBoard process thats examining KinderMorgans pipeline expansion plans.</p><p>Council claims that more than 62 percent of their questions were not answeredproperly or not answered at all and that 14per cent were only partially answered.</p><p>Coun. Nick Volkow compared KinderMorgans wholly inadequate responses</p><p>to the infamous my dog ate my home-work grade school excuse and likenedthe companys attitude to that of anotherHouston-based corporation mired in con-troversy.</p><p>Ive been around long enough toremember Enron, said Volkow. Twoof the principles got out just in time, andtheir names were Rich Kinder and BillMorgan.</p><p>There was a culture within Enron thatI think has been transposed into the com-pany were dealing with now. (Theres)</p><p>an absolute arrogant belief that theyredealing with a bunch of rubes up here, andthat what they were able to get away withdown in Houston, theyre going to be ableto get away with it here.</p><p>Among councils biggest concerns wasKinder Morgans apparent conditionsfor municipalities requesting to see theiremergency response plan, as brought upby Coun. Dan Johnston.</p><p>Vancouver was told specifically thatthat plan is not available, he said. They</p><p>Did the dog eat KinderMorgans homework?</p><p>Its summer, and that means its timefor all those fun things that comealong with the season from backyardbarbecues to road trips to weekends at thecabin. It also means its time to watch thebills mount up as you pay for the food,gas and tourist attractions attached to allthat fun.</p><p>But the good news is, Burnaby is fullof things to do that dont cost anything or at least, not much. You just have toknow how to find them.</p><p>Never fear, you dont have to look far,because weve done your homework foryou and compiled this list of the Top 10Free (or Nearly Free) Things to Do in thecity this summer.</p><p>Among our suggestions (pictured,clockwise from top left) BurnabyVillage Museum and Carousel, BurnabyMountain, getting out on the water atDeer Lake, the Burnaby Art Gallery, theBurnaby Farmers Market and BurnabyCentral Railway.</p><p>For our whole top 10 list and moredetails, check out the story starting onpage 11.</p><p> Julie MacLellan</p><p>Free (ornearly free)summer fun</p><p>Jacob Zinnstaff reporter</p><p>City councillors dissatisfiedwith companys response totheir 1,700 questions</p><p>Kinder Morgan Page 4</p><p>EdithsMontessori.com</p><p>604-522-1586</p><p>French Immersion</p><p>Aheadstart for your child.</p><p>Callus</p><p>today!</p><p>Opening a New MontessoriPreschool Classroom in</p><p>September 2014!</p><p>French Immersion</p><p>$!"'*(-#,*&amp;%#)+</p><p>"(%# $!&amp;%#'</p></li><li><p>2 Wednesday, July 9, 2014 Burnaby NOW</p></li><li><p>Katherine Willett knows howhard it can be to care for a lovedone.</p><p>Her elderly mother developedmixed dementia, and Willettbecame her primary caregiver for17 years. The emotional toll washeavy.</p><p>There wasworry worrywhenher mom left a pot burning on thestove because she decided to cooksome potatoes but took a napinstead. There was impatience Willett grew short-tempered afterher mom lost all motivation todress herself, asking her daughterto do it. And there were tears alot of tears.</p><p>(One day) I came home, and Ijust started crying and crying andcrying, Willett says. It wasntbecause anything bad had hap-pened, it was more the realizationthat my mother, the woman Iknew as my mother, was in seri-ous decline, and she was goingto be dying sooner, rather thanlater.</p><p>One of the most heartbreakingmoments for Willett was whenshe moved her mother into anassisted living facility, knowingthat it was no longer safe for herto live at home.</p><p>We gave away a lot of herfurniture, and I remember theywere loading the van with herfurniture, and she started cry-ing, and I felt really bad, Willettrecalls.</p><p>That experience of caringfor her mother for nearly twodecades left a deep impressionon Willett, and she signed upfor the gerontology program atSimon Fraser University. Shebegan working with the BurnabySeniors Outreach Services Societyin 2009. Since then, she has beencoordinating educational work-shops and the annual caregivers</p><p>information and speakers fair,which draws an estimated 200to 300 people. Linda Comba, thesocietys program director, runs asupport group for family caregiv-ers. They meet every two weeks,and about 25 people participate.</p><p>The three-pronged program iswell attended, but it may be com-ing to an end, now that the UnitedWay is scaling back $1.65 million</p><p>in funding for seniors programs,due to a drop in donations.Comba learned in February thatthe United Way was not going torenew their grant.</p><p>I was in shock. I really was.I was devastated. We had beenled to understand our programwas pretty well respected by ourfunder, she says, adding that</p><p>Bouclair Inc.The Bay*Shoppers Drug Mart*Target*Listenup! Canada*Staples*XS Cargo*</p><p>* not in all areas</p><p>6 Opinion</p><p>6,7 Letters</p><p>11 Community</p><p>15 Sports</p><p>17 Classifieds</p><p>Last weeks questionDid you attend Canada Daycelebrations?YES 47% NO 53%</p><p>This weeks questionWill you take in local attractions inBurnaby this summer?</p><p>Vote at: www.burnabynow.com</p><p>5 Traffic light wanted 9 Strike hits district hard 11 Free fun in Burnaby</p><p>Using Layar: Download theLayar app to your smartphone. Lookfor the Layar symbol. Scan the photoor the page of the story as instructed.Ensure the photo or headline is entirelycaptured by your device. Check foradvertisements that have Layar content,too. Watch as our pages becomeinteractive.</p><p>View our stories andphotos with Layar</p><p>Hear from a member of thecaregivers support group onwhy its so importantPage 3</p><p>Watch a video of babyturtles hatchingPage 10</p><p>More soccer pics from theprovincial finalsPage 15</p><p>Like theBurnaby NOWon FacebookJoin theconversation</p><p>NLINEEXTRAS</p><p>Check out more localcontent at www.burnabynow.com</p><p>NEWSThree new hydro projectscoming to Burnaby</p><p>NEWSWatch out for fishinglines around wildlife,rescue association says</p><p>ENTERTAINMENTRain City StringsOrchestra seekingstudents</p><p>OPINIONA call to support theteachers</p><p>PHOTO GALLERIESPaper Postcards wherehas the Burnaby NOWbeen travelling? Checkout our latest batch oftravel photos.</p><p>Follow the BurnabyNOW on Twitter fornews as it happens @BurnabyNOW_news</p><p>There are times in all of ourlives when we need help. Maybe adisaster has struck a devastatingillness, a fire, an accident. Maybewe have a cause or charity wewant to support. Or perhaps weare that proverbial person whohas everything and we want tocelebrate a special milestone in ourlives by paying it forward.</p><p>Glacier Media, which owns theBurnaby NOW, wants to be there tohelp, too. It is launching FundAid,a crowdfunding initiative that tapsinto its member newspapers deep</p><p>ties to their communities.The biggest challenge in any</p><p>crowdfunding campaign is get-ting the word out, says MarthaPerkins, a former newspaper edi-tor who is spearhead-ing FundAid. Thatswhat were good at. Ournewspapers are built ona strong tradition of shar-ing stories and informa-tion that matter to ourreaders.</p><p>Perkins is available to helpindividuals and groups come upwith effective FundAid campaignsthat will better ensure their suc-cess and will let editors know ofcampaigns that might be of par-ticular interest to their readers.</p><p>Member newspapers will also berunning weekly ads for FundAidand will help spread theword through their socialmedia channels.</p><p>We see thisas a way to dosome good inour communi-ties, says AlvinBrouwer, thepresident ofGlacier Medias</p><p>community digital mediaand newspapers in theLowerMainland. GlacierMedia has so many resources thatcan be put to work to help peopleraise the money that they need.</p><p>FundAid is partnering with</p><p>Fundrazr, a Vancouver-basedcompany that recently won the</p><p>City of VancouverExcellence Award forsmall technology com-panies. Fundrazr hascreated a dynamic plat-form that makes it easyto create a campaign andspread the word throughsocial media.</p><p>Local businesses canget involved, too, byoffering perks or spon-soring the service fees fora campaign.</p><p>For more information go toFundAid.ca or contact Perkinsdirectly at mperkins@glaciermedia.ca or 604-630-3525.</p><p>Martha PerkinsFundAid</p><p>FundAid helps in times of need</p><p>Caregiver program needs your help</p><p>Glacier Medialaunches communitycrowdfunding initiative</p><p>Jennifer Moreaustaff reporter</p><p>Larry Wright/burnaby now</p><p>In need:Gerontologist KatherineWillett is with the Burnaby Seniors Outreach Services Society, whichhas lost the funding for its caregivers program and has launched an online fundraising campaign.</p><p>Caregivers Page 4</p><p>For avideo,scanwithLayar</p><p>Burnaby NOW Wednesday, July 9, 2014 3</p></li><li><p>4 Wednesday, July 9, 2014 Burnaby NOW</p><p>could sign a confidentiality agreement and look at it, butonce they look at it, they couldnt comment or do any-thing with it.</p><p>Mayor Derek Corrigan highlighted the issue further,noting that not only would they have to keep quiet aboutthe plan, but that they would have to agree to accept theplan before ever laying eyes on it.</p><p>Im astounded by the answers and the logic behindthe answers, arguing that their emergency response planis proprietary, said Corrigan. How can the NationalEnergy Board, who are supposed to be intelligent people,put up with answers like that?</p><p>It appears that were just being dismissed, and that isastounding.</p><p>Greg McDade, the citys legal counsel, called the ongo-ing review process highly irregular, noting that thequestion period for Enbridges Northern Gateway pipe-line allowed intervenors to cross examine the responses.</p><p>Here, the National Energy Board has told us there willbe no such opportunity, and in fact, this is the only waythe public can ask questions, he said. There are two con-clusions we can draw from this: This application is simplynot ready. Its not complete.</p><p>The second conclusion is, theyre really contemptu-ous of the process. They dont expect there to be any hardquestions because all the hard questions are going to bedeferred until after approval.</p><p>McDade noted there will be one more round of infor-mation requests in the coming months, though Corrigancontinued to state how unimpressed he has been withKinder Morgans answers to date.</p><p>Their nonchalant approach to serious questions acrossthe board from municipalities, not-for-profits, citizens,even the provincial government either they dontreally care about winning this application, which seemsunlikely, or theyre absolutely satisfied in whatever theydo that they will win this application. How else could youdescribe this pitiful effort to respond to what were veryserious, very important questions being asked by our staffand many other people across British Columbia in regardto this proposal?</p><p>the UnitedWay is choosing to focus on the Better at Homeprogram instead.</p><p>Funding for the caregivers program ran out at the endof June; it costs $50,000 a year to run, and the society ishoping to keep it going.</p><p>It really isnt that much, Comba says. Its such adribble, and it does so much good for people.</p><p>Willett says caring for the caregivers is paramount withan aging population and the provincial governmentspush to keep seniors at home longer.</p><p>The Ministry of Health has this philosophy of homeis best. Theyre trying to keep people home longer andlonger. That means more work for family caregivers, shesays. However, the longer seniors stay at home, thehigher the incidence of developing complex care needs.That means family caregivers will be caring for themlonger and also in more complex situations. Its kind of adouble-edged sword.</p><p>The society is looking for funding elsewhere, but itsdifficult when similar programs are competing for thesame limited resources.</p><p>Burnaby Seniors Outreach Services Society haslaunched an online crowd-funding campaign, in partner-ship with Glacier Media, in hopes of keeping the caregiv-ers program alive. The society is hoping to raise enoughmoney to cover the next year, which will buy time to findalternative funding.</p><p>To donate, go to www.fundaid.ca and type SOS forBurnaby caregivers in the search window.</p><p>The demand can only increase with the numbers ofseniors who are going to be requiring more care, Combasays. The stress levels are already high and will onlyincrease with the changes in community services.</p><p>Caregivers: Supportgroup at risk of foldingcontinued from page 3</p><p>continued from page 1</p><p>Kinder Morgan:City unhappy withresponse on pipeline</p><p>O Canada:The Burnaby-basedB.C. Boys Choirsang on ParliamentHill on CanadaDay as part of across-country tourthats currentlyunderway. Thechoir, whichincludes 17 youngsingers fromBurnaby, is touringwith the AbbotsfordVirtuosi violinensemble. 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