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Monday, February 18, 2013

Burquitlam seniors battle care home for cats

Nothing like knowing the neighbourhood is kind to animals and is respectful to its elderly. Oh wait - this is Burquitlam:
CTV British Columbia Published Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013 6:58PM PST Seniors living at the Burquitlam Lions Care Centre say they’ll fight a decision made by the care home to no longer allow live-in cats. Phyllis Anderson, a resident of the care home, said her cat Smokey is both a source of companionship and comfort. “You just look at them and they’ll jump in your arms, and all you’ve got to do is feed them and just cuddle them a bit, and they love that,” she said. “What more would you want?” Photos Cats Phyllis Anderson says she will join other residents of the Burquitlam Lions Care Centre in fighting a ban on live-in cats like Smokey. (CTV) Smokey is one of five live-in cats that reside at the home, which has had a pet therapy program in place since the 1990s. That’s why Anderson and other residents were stunned to find a memo posted in an elevator that stated management would no longer be allowing cats. “It’s very impersonal, very cold, not very caring,” said Candy Hayter, whose mother lives at the retirement home. “Their physical needs are being taken care of but when your mental and emotional needs are not being taken care of, it will physically make you sick.” Hayter said management didn’t consult with any of the residents prior to posting the memo. Read more:
God forbid we should actually be developing a compassionate, caring neighbourhood. One of those cats might jump onto a skytrain for free and the skycops would have to fine it. No wait, they don't fine the humans: the cats are probably safe.
Boo Burquitlam Lions Centre. Get with the new neighbourhood. You want upscale. You want contemporary. Develop a little compassion and heart for the seniors who live in this area!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Big Meat Eater

From I don't know how old this picture is, or where the writer came from, but from the details: STORY Bob Sanderson is the mild mannered butcher of the small, sleepy town of Burquitlam. His motto is "Pleased to meet you, meat to please you." Bob's life is thrown into turmoil when he decides to hire Abdullah (The Big Meat Eater) - a massive human blockhouse of a man - as an apprentice in his butcher shop. Unbeknownst to Bob, Abdullah has just murdered the Mayor of Burquitlam in a fit of pique - and the corpse is hidden in Bob's freezer. An alien spacecraft arrives in search of a rare fuel - Bolonium - which is deposited in large quantities underneath Bob's butcher shop. Meanwhile, Jan, a boy genius, has stolen the Mayor's cadillac, installed a cyclotron and is set to launch it into outerspace... Abdullah sings the blues while he charcoal grills gangsters and turns dalmation dogs into spotted spam... Alien robots desperate for bolonium possess the defrosted Mayor as their zombie agent... Bob and Jan are in turn the victims of repulsive temporary mutations... and Burquitlam itself becomes just another excuse for a bizarre musical comedy sci-fi/horror film. I think I have to rent this just to see if it was filmed here!