Burnaby Now June 27 2012
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Burnabys first and favourite information source Delivery 604-942-3081 Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Burnabys Stoney CreekEnvironment Committee is holdinga series of public forums on KinderMorgans pipeline expansion plan.
The first meeting is Thursday, June28, at 7 p.m. at the Jennifer AtchisonEnvironmental Centre, at 2730Beaverbrook Cres. Michael Hale ofPipe Up Network, a group opposed tothe pipeline expansion, will be speak-ing at the forum.
We are trying to get some factsaboutotherperspectiveson thepipelinewith a view of making this whole thingas transparent as a possible, said AlanJames, secretary of the Stoney CreekEnvironment Committee. The pipe-line currently crosses Stoney Creek, sowe have a very vested interest that ourcreek is not damaged by this process.
James said the forums will be vid-eotaped and posted online at www.scec.ca.
The main purpose is transparency.We dont want Kinder Morgan to dosomething the public isnt aware of,he said.
Kinder Morgan is planning toincrease pipeline capacity from 300,000barrels a day to 750,000 by twinningthe existing Trans Mountain pipe-line, which runs oil from Alberta toBurnaby. The move would bring moretanker traffic to the Burrard Inlet, andKinder Morgan would have to doublecapacity at the existing tank farm onBurnaby Mountain. The company hasyet to apply to the National EnergyBoard for project approval.
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Jennifer Moreaustaff reporter
A man helped free a Canadian iconentangled in fishing line and a barbedhook this week.
Ethan Bartolozzi was at Deer Lake onSunday, June 24, when he came across aCanada goose just lying on the ground.When he looked closer, he found a fish-ing line with a barbed hook stuck inthe goose. With the help of bystanders,Bartolozzi removed the hook and cutthe line, freeing the bird, which limpedaway.
I guess they were quite lucky, saidYolanda Brooks, from the Burnaby-basedWildlife Rescue Association of B.C. Theassociation generally advises people towrap animals up, put them in a box andbring them to the centre, where they canrehabilitate the creatures. Sometimeswhen animals are frightened, they canattack people, Brooks said.
If the goose could walk away on itslegs, it was not a serious injury, and itwill probably heal itself, she said. Theygot the fishing wire off and did a goodjob helping the animal.
Brooks said the association gets sev-eral cases a year of water birds entangledin fishing line, and sometimes its quiteserious.
It sort of kills them slowly, she said.We always say to people who are outfishing to discard of the line properly.Dont leave it lying around. It will killwildlife.
By Jennifer Moreau, staff reporter
Good deedfor this goose
Fowl dilemma: Ethan Bartolozzi, above, watches an injured Canada goose atDeer Lake. He helped free the Canadian icon entangled in fishing line on Sunday.With the help of park goers, Bartolozzi wrestled the goose to the ground and thenmanaged to remove the line and a barbed hook and set the bird free.
Photos byLarry Wright/burnaby now
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The Burnaby RCMP are looking forthe publics help after a Friday after-noon home invasion in the 6100 block ofDenbigh Avenue.
Just before 3 p.m., three men forcedtheir way into the house, where theyassaulted an elderly man and robbed twoother occupants of their cellphones.
The three suspects are described asCaucasian males in their 30s, all wearingblack clothing.
Two of the three had on black skimasks and were both noticeably tallerthan the third man.
The tallest man was described as slimand approximately 5-11 or six feet tall.
The two taller men also were brandish-ing weapons, including a metal object,approximately 13 centimetres in length,which may have been a hammer, and aknife.
The shortest man was wearing a base-ball cap with gold on it. He is describedas approximately 5-7, and he had browncurly hair.
The three men were last seen leav-ing in a white Nissan bearing a BritishColumbia licence plate that began with22.
Anyone with information concerningthis incident is asked to call the BurnabyRCMP at 604-294-7922.
RCMP seek witnessesThe Burnaby RCMP is asking for wit-
nesses who may have seen a collisionbetween a cyclist and a car on June 21.
The accident occurred just before 9a.m. when a cyclist crossing BoundaryRoad at Still Creek Avenue was struck bya northbound car.
The driver of the car stopped, gavefirst aid assistance and called for anambulance.
The cyclist was taken by paramed-ics to hospital with non-life-threateninginjuries.
The driver is cooperating with theongoing investigation.
The Burnaby RCMP is asking anyonewho may have witnessed this accidentto contact Const. Young of the BurnabyRCMPs traffic section at 604-294-7922,ext 5014.
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Risingwaters:Warning signs at Burnaby Fraser Foreshore Park didnt stop people from enjoying the trails on the weekend,but the city has closed some sections of Burnaby Fraser Foreshore Park and the trails between Boundary and Byrne roadsdue to flooding. Those who visit the park are advised to stay back from the river and to keep dogs on leashes. The City ofBurnaby is also conducting daily patrols of the citys dykes along the river. As of Tuesday, the B.C. River Forecast Centrewas predicting the river level would rise slightly by today (Wednesday) and could rise again at the end of this week.
Inquest called into death
The B.C. Coroners Service announcedMonday it will hold a public inquest intothe death of Angus David Mitchell.
Mitchell, 26, died at Royal ColumbianHospital on May 30 after being shot bymembers of the RCMPs Lower Mainlandemergency response team.
The shooting occurred hours after theRCMP had warned the public to lookout for Mitchell, who was believed to bearmed with a rifle.
Mitchell was wanted by police in con-
nection with the shootinghis former landlord inBurnaby and was also aperson of interest in thefatal shooting of two peo-ple, Huong Andy Tranand Chinh Vivian DiemHuynh at the Royal OakSushi House.
The B.C. CoronersService is mandated tohold an inquest into thedeath of a person who dieswhile detained by or in thecustody of a peace officer.
An inquest is a formalprocess that allows forpublic presentation of evi-dence relating to a death.
At the inquest, a presid-ing coroner and a jury will hear evidencefrom subpoenaed witnesses to determine
the facts surrounding thisdeath.While the jurymaynot, by law, make anyfindings of legal respon-sibility, it will have theopportunity to make rec-ommendations aimed atpreventing deaths undersimilar circumstances.
The Vancouver PoliceDepartment is conduct-ing an external examina-tion of the shooting andthe circumstances lead-ing up to it. The timing ofthe inquest will dependon when this externalreview is completed.
A presiding coronerwill be named, and a
date and place for the inquest will beannounced shortly afterward.
Larry Wright/bur naby now
Alfie Laustaff reporter
B.C. Coroners Service willlook into death of shootingsuspect Angus Mitchell, whowas shot by policeAlfie Laustaff reporter
Photo contributed/bur naby now
Inquest called: AngusDavid Mitchell was killed ina police shootout.
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Burnaby NOW Wednesday, June 27, 2012 A03
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The Burnaby Board ofTrade hosted all three pro-vincial leaders at eventsin the past year, givingmembers the opportu-nity to hear from differ-ing sides of B.C.s politicalspectrum.
The boards presidentand CEO Paul Holden andevents manager CoreyRedekop started the initia-tive.
The board has a man-date to provide access toelected officials and hasdone so previously withits city council receptionand the Burnaby mayorsstate of the city addressluncheon, Redekop said inan email to the NOW.
About a year ago, PaulHolden took over as presi-dent and CEO and I tookover as events manager,and the two of us identi-fied this as an area wherewe could do more to putthe interests of the Burnabybusiness community frontand centre, he added.
The board sent invita-tions to Premier ChristyClark, B.C. NDP lead-er Adrian Dix, and B.C.Conservative leader JohnCummins, and workedwith the leaders staff tocoordinate schedules dur-ing the past year, he said.
Last July, theboardhost-ed a luncheon with Dix. InFebruary, the board held abreakfast with Clark as thespeaker, and this month,they hosted Cummins.
The breakfast withClark brought in morethan 350 attendees, accord-ing to a press release fromthe board.
Other past politi-
cal speakers who havebeen part of the boardsDistinguished SpeakerSeries include B.C.Minister of Finance Kevin
Falcon; Jobs, Tourism andInnovation Minister PatBell; and federal Ministerof State for DemocraticReform Tim Uppal.
From the attendance atthe events and from thefeedback weve received,we know that this con-certed effort to bring key
political players right intoBurnaby has been a suc-cess, providing our mem-bers with unique insightfrom government and
access to the individualsshaping the policy impact-ing their businesses andcommunities, Redekopsaid.
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In memory: Yonah Martin lays a wreath at the Korean War veterans memorialservice at the Ambassador of Peace monument in Central Park.
Jason Lang/burnaby now
Visit www.burnabynow.comfor more photos.
Honouring the veteransThe Korea Veterans Association Western Canada chap-
ter held a gathering in Burnaby Saturday to honour veter-ans of the Korean War.
It included a band and colour party, bugler, piper, ceno-taph service, veterans parade and picnic lunch.
See www.burnabynow.com for more photos.
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As the B.C. Liberal govern-ment keeps emphasiz-ing its Families Firstagenda, it is undermining itsown efforts on that front withthe ongoing train wreck over atCommunity Living B.C.
The latest pil-lar of the familiesagenda offers modestsupport for studentsin post-secondary institutionswhen it comes to paying offtheir student loans. For studentsfacing massive debt loads, thechanges will provide some reliefbut dont come anywhere nearmaking a huge impact on a ser-ious problem.
Naturally, many people willcontrast that effort to help youngpeople with the troubles of agovernment agency that is alsosupposed to help development-ally challenged young adults.
The CLBC fiasco simplywont go away. The incentivebonuses for CLBC execu...