Vancouver’s Trump tower residents vote to increase insurance coverage for terrorism

 The Trump International Hotel and Tower is seen in Vancouver on Jan. 20. As the latest Trump hotel gears up for its official opening in Vancouver on Tuesday, some experts say the wealthy businessman's hospitality brand is taking a hit thanks to his unconventional and polarizing behaviour as president of the U.S. DARRYL DYCK / THE CANADIAN PRESS


The Trump International Hotel and Tower is seen in Vancouver on Jan. 20. As the latest Trump hotel gears up for its official opening in Vancouver on Tuesday, some experts say the wealthy businessman’s hospitality brand is taking a hit thanks to his unconventional and polarizing behaviour as president of the U.S. DARRYL DYCK / THE CANADIAN PRESS

In the weeks leading to the opening of the Trump Hotel, residents of the 69-storey tower voted to increase insurance coverage for terrorism in light of local and global events.

The vote, detailed in strata minutes obtained by Postmedia, speaks to the enduring controversy Trump brand continues to attack and comes as authorities here brace for a long day of protests as the hotel marks its grand opening.

According to strata minutes from a meeting held Jan. 17, 2017, residents were told of plans to upgrade the building’s insurance coverage to reflect “concerns surrounding recent local and world events.”

“It has been confirmed that the Hotel ownership will be undertaking to acquire the additional coverage, including Terrorism to the full value of their air space parcel (ASP),” the strata minutes read.

“Discussion ensued with the Owners present, particularly the review of the costs for coverage estimated at an upper rate of $40,000/year for the residences. It was ultimately approved.”

Trump brothers will travel in cocoon of U.S. Secret Service during Vancouver visit

When Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump arrive Tuesday to open Vancouver’s Trump International Hotel and Tower, their entourage will be bigger than just their assistants and business associates.

As presidential progeny, they travel in a cocoon of protection courtesy of a U.S. Secret Service detail, which will be backed up by a perimeter of security provided by the RCMP and Vancouver police, the cost of which will fall on the public — both American and Canadian.

“We don’t pay for the Secret Service, that would be the Americans,” said Andre Gerolymatos, co-director of the Terrorism, Risk & Security Studies Program at Simon Fraser University.

However, when it comes to added costs, such as overtime for the RCMP — which is responsible for the security of so-called internationally protected persons — or Vancouver police, “we do,” Gerolymatos said.

The Trump family has come under criticism over the cost of providing security for their high-profile, jet-setting lifestyle — including a business trips to Uruguay, where Eric Trump ran up an $88,000 hotel bill with his Secret Service detail, according to a report in the Washington Post.

For the Trump’s Vancouver visit, authorities involved declined to answer questions about protocols for arranging security and how responsibilities are delegated.

“Anybody with the name Trump, or related to Trump, is high risk right now because of what Trump is doing,” Gerolymatos said.

Trump brand under scrutiny as Vancouver hotel holds grand opening

As the latest Trump hotel gears up for its official opening in Vancouver on Tuesday, some experts are expressing doubts about the fate of the newest addition to the city’s skyline thanks to wealthy businessman Donald Trump’s polarizing behaviour as president of the U.S.

Simon Fraser University’s Lindsay Meredith predicts Trump’s actions, which include a foiled executive order to ban visitors from seven Muslim-majority nations as well as lewd comments about women that surfaced during the presidential campaign, will take a toll on the bottom line of his luxury hotel brand.

“We know it takes a long time to build brand awareness and brand value, and we know you can blow it away in seconds flat if you’re not careful,” Meredith, who teaches marketing at the Vancouver-area university, said Monday. “Any CEO better give his head a shake if he thinks he can get away with doing or saying absolutely anything and that there’s not going to be repercussions for either the corporation or the many brands that it encompasses.”

Meredith explained how powerful a hotel’s reputation can be, regardless of how well it’s run, especially when serving an extremely affluent clientele, which he described as “the 0.1 per cent.” He likened the business of catering to the ultra rich as an intricate dance, where the slightest misstep could mean disaster.

“You can’t afford to have errors when you’re dealing on this really, really high-end market. All the pieces have got to work well. You can’t just have an outstanding hotel. It’s got to have a crystal-clean image as well,” he said.

“Any bad service — it doesn’t matter whether it’s the parking valet, it doesn’t matter whether it’s the reservation — any one little piece when you’re dealing with the very, very high end basically becomes an intolerable screw-up.”

Fellow SFU business Prof. Steven Kates offered a different opinion, speculating that the Trump brand wouldn’t suffer thanks to the ambivalence of the hotel’s target market or even their outright support.

“I don’t think the effect on the Trump brand will be all that profound, unless there’s a major scandal and people actually turn against him,” Kates said. “And considering what he’s done in the past, that’s not happened, so in the future it’s hard to imagine a scenario under which he would lose his broad base of support.”

June Cotte, a marketing professor at Western University’s Ivey Business School in London, Ont., said that while the greater public may not be able to afford to stay at a Trump hotel, they can still have a powerful impact on the enterprise.

“The high-end, exclusive clientele does not necessarily want to deal with protests and demonstrations and police presence, etc. They’re usually looking for a discreet, high-end experience,” Cotte said. “If I’m going to choose between another luxury brand, like a Four Seasons, for example, and a Trump brand, why wouldn’t I choose the one that does not have riot police in front of the property?”

In terms of reversing a negative image, Cotte said undoing damage is especially challenging when the brand is attached to a particular person, as is the case with Trump. She pointed to Martha Stewart as another example, citing the lifestyle guru’s fall from grace following a conviction for insider trading, and the painstaking effort to rebuild that.

“Given the level of public interest in (Trump) right now, I don’t think that would be easy,” Cotte added. “I think people would label a rebranding effort as sort of a sham.”

Intravenous drug injection sites such as Vancouver’s Insite are cost-effective, study shows

A new Canadian study about supervised injection sites for intravenous drug users concludes that they are cost-effective to the health care system — an argument that is likely to be advanced as several Canadian cities takes steps to open facilities like Vancouver’s long-running Insite.

Researchers at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto carried out an analysis that compared the projected costs of maintaining supervised injection sites over a period of 20 years with the potential savings to the health system in averted HIV and hepatitis C infections. The researchers’ estimates were conservative, as they did not include other infections associated with intravenous drug use and the costs involved in treating and hospitalizing patients suffering from overdoses.

Still, despite their conservative approach, the researchers found that one facility in Toronto would incur $33.1 million in direct operating expenses over 20 years, but save $42.7 million in health care costs because of an anticipated reduction in HIV and hepatitis C infections. This represented a net savings of $9.6 million.

The researchers predicted that a single site Toronto would spare 164 people from contracting HIV (because they wouldn’t be using dirty needles) and prevent 459 hepatitis C infections.

An earlier three year study reported Vancouver Coastal Health Authority’s Insite program impact on:

  1. Overdoses
  2. Health
  3. Appropriate use of health and social services
  4. Costs for health, social, legal and incarceration associated with injection drug use.

Key findings

The Centre’s research has been published in peer-reviewed journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, the British Medical Journal, the Canadian Medical Association Journal and The Lancet.

Significant research includes:

More research information on Insite and its supervised injection site may be found at Vancouver Coastal Health, or this article in McLean’s Magazine.

Pet killer arrested for breaching probation

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Pet killer Kayla Bourque, who a judge has described as “psychopathic” and a “sexual sadist,” was arrested Thursday for allegedly breaching conditions of her release from jail.

In 2013, B.C. Corrections issued a rare public notification to alert the public that Bourque had been released from jail with plans to live in Vancouver.

Bourque has offended violently against both people and animals and is considered high risk to re-offend, according to the Ministry of Justice.

She was arrested in March 2012 after she boasted of disemboweling and dismembering her cat and told a friend she fantasized about shooting a homeless person or killing someone in residence at Simon Fraser University.

Reading this story about Bourque reminds me of two other dog killers, Brian Whitlock and Liz Summerfield.

Brian Whitlock was sent to jail for beating his dog and leaving him for dead in a dumpster in 2012. A couple of years later Whitlock was charged with murder of woman at her Dunbar home

The other dog killer, Liz Summerfield, escaped charges. She simply lied to the South Burnaby Veterinary Hospital when she told them the dog with her had been ordered by the Post Office to be put down because the dog had bitten a postal worker. The Post Office never ordered the dog put down.
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Liz Summerfield had the family dog put to death during a series of court orders demanding she turn over to the divorce court bank records as to what she had done with the very large amount of money she’d removed from their joint accounts just prior to her filing for divorce. She refused to comply with any of the multiple court orders.
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Liz had removed the dog from the family home prior to her husband being served divorce papers. She refused to allow him to see his dog or any of the other two dogs she removed. The dog she killed was a Rottweiler/German Shepard cross her husband had rescued from the New Westminster Animal Shelter.
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Liz instructs children throughout the lower mainland of British Columbia including Burnaby, Coquitlam, New Westminster, Maple Ridge, Port Moody, Whistler, Vancouver, in a variety of different art like puppetry, papier mache, heritage hat making, or other art forms. She may also be offering public speaking courses throughout the lower mainland.
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Letter written by lawyer for dog owner to the BCSPCA alerting them of the death of the family pet. //punzhupuzzles.com/2012/04/04/dog-killer-liz-summerfield/
Read more: http://www.vancouversun.com/news/killer+charged+with+murder+woman+Dunbar+home/10366827/story.html
A story about the divorce is available here.

 

The tale of two dog killers

Brian Whitlock, who was sent to jail for beating his dog and leaving him for dead in a dumpster in 2012, has been charged with the second-degree murder of his mother in the Dunbar area of Vancouver, BC, according to this CBC news report.

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Whitlock beat his two-year-old German Shepard, Captain, and left him for dead in a Kitsilano dumpster. Whitlock, then 26, got a 60-day jail sentence and a lifetime ban on owning animals after pleading guilty to animal cruelty in the high-profile case.

Whitlock’s mental health was cited as a factor in the animal cruelty case. Medical records indicated he had been diagnosed with, and was being treated for, psychosis and schizophrenia during the year leading up to his sentencing.

During Sunday morning Brian Whitlock was being taken into custody and charged later in the day with second degree murder.

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Elizabeth (Liz) Summerfield, who had her husband’s dog killed during divorce proceedings, simply lied to everyone and got away with murder.

During the divorce she took her husband’s dog, whom she had stolen from the matrimonial home, and went to the South Burnaby Veterinary Hospital where she told the vets the Post Office had ordered the dog be put down for biting a postman.

That was a lie, which the Post Office confirmed in conversation with the husband and the husband’s lawyer. The veterinary clinic never asked for any proof of such an order from the post office and never contacted the Post Office to confirm the order. They simply took the money and killed the dog. Killed an innocent animal. Here is link to letter for BSPCA written by husband’s lawyer.

Why would a wife murder an innocent animal during a divorce she initiated? Money.

Liz had removed a vast amount of money from their joint account prior to filing for divorce. Her financial records were sought by the judge to determine where that money had gone.

Instead of obeying any of the many court orders demanding she turn over her financial transactions Liz simply lied to the veterinary hospital and had her husbands dog killed. Perhaps she killed her husband’s dog, Punzhu, in order to force her husband to agree to her divorce demands? Perhaps she felt murdering his dog would end the divorce court judge’s demands for her bank statements? Whatever her reason for killing Punzhu her husband quickly agreed to her divorce demands, fearing what Liz might do to his son.

Liz teaches children in the lower mainland of BC including Coquitlam, Port Moody, Vancouver, Whistler, Burnaby, Port Coquitlam, Richmond, Delta and Surrey, and at various art festivals and holidays during the year held in various cities and municipalities, art and art related classes including puppetry (she removed all the family puppetry related property worth tens of thousands of dollars prior to filing for divorce, not including an almost brand new top of the line Chevrolet Suburban she also removed prior to filing for divorce), heritage hat making, and other arts and crafts instruction and/or sale of arts and crafts.

Parents should confirm who is teaching their children at any open function, like a festival or art class or other venue where their children are placed in a situation of trust, just as a matter of precaution. Liz may be a good instructor, but shouldn’t a parent want to know about someone teaching their children?

The City of Vancouver hired a Hells Angel without too much – if any – background check. Would you want your child taught by someone without a background check of any kind?

Here are two things you can do to begin protecting your son or daughter when he/she/they are away from you and in the care of another:

Is the name of the instructor provided in any printed or online material? No? Why not? Who is going to be the instructor? Never leave your children in the care of someone you know nothing about.

Have you personally checked the Internet for any mention of the name? The Internet is a quick and simple way to check for information about someone who may come into contact with your children.

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Woman murders dog during divorce

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A British Columbia woman who teaches arts and crafts, puppetry, heritage hat making and other classes to children in Burnaby, Maple Ridge, Langley, Surrey, Vancouver, Whistler and other areas took an innocent family pet to a local vet and had it killed during a lengthy divorce.

The Rottweiler/German Shepard cross was killed during the time of the divorce proceedings when the woman refused to comply with multiple court orders to turn over financial records of the large amount of money she had removed from their joint account prior to filing for divorce..

The dog was just a few years old, hardly more than a youngster, and was adopted from a local dog pound by the now ex-husband. The woman, Liz Summerfield, had removed his dog from the family home and refused to disclose where she had taken the animal.

The actions of a woman who takes an innocent animal and hides it from its owner then lies and has it killed say something about the person.

As does the fact during the weeks of extensive questioning about the money she had removed prior to filing for divorce, Liz Summerfield refused to comply with multiple court orders to disclose what she had done with the vast amount of money missing.

Lying, refusing to comply with court orders, psychological abuse of not disclosing whereabouts of dog she stole,  these all help paint a picture of the dog killer.

Liz Summerfield took the family dog from where she had hidden it to the South Burnaby Veterinary Hospital and lied to the staff about the dog biting a post office person, saying she had been ordered by the post office to have the dog put down.

The post office never filed a complaint against the family pet, the South Burnaby Veterinary Hospital never checked with the post office to see if there was such an order, and the Hospital never checked with the registered owner of the family pet, the husband, who had been taking his dog to that Hospital since adopting him.

Liz Summerfield simply lied in order to have a family pet killed.

Liz teaches children in the lower mainland of BC. Parents should be aware of who is teaching their children.

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Yet another dog killer and liar.

Special place in hell for those who harm children and animals

A dog walker tells police she had left the six missing dogs in the back of her pickup truck with a canopy in the 4400-block of 206 Street, Langley, BC, saying she put the animals there so she could use the washroom for about 10 minutes.

An outpouring of sympathy and rage flood the media. Where are the dogs? Who took them? Why were they taken? Searches are formed, emotional owners of the missing dogs plea for answers for two days on TV and in print, social media in a frenzy.

But the story of the missing dogs was a lie. The dog walker has allegedly told a pet detective she found the six dogs dead in the back of her truck and proceeded to dispose of their bodies in a ditch.

The death of these dogs was probably an accident. The dog walker left the animals in the back of a truck with a canopy and the dogs probably died of heat exhaustion. A necropsy is being performed.

But this dog walker probably didn’t intentionally kill the dogs, unlike this woman pictured below.

a lantern affair hat by liz

This woman took another persons dog to the South Burnaby Veterinary Hospital and told an out and out lie in order to have the dog killed.

The South Burnaby Veterinary Hospital didn’t bother to check with the actual owner of the dog, the one who had paid for the Rottweiler/German Shepard cross at the local dog pound and was the registered own and who paid for the various hospital visits and treatments for that dog and other animals he cared for at the South Burnaby Veterinary Hospital.

The South Burnaby Veterinary Hospital didn’t check with the local post office to see if an order to put the dog down had actually been issued.

The South Burnaby Veterinary Hospital simply took the word of the woman shown above – who had secretly removed the dog from the family house before the divorce and refused multiple requests for information on where the animal was – and upon receipt of payment from the dog-napper carried out the killing of an innocent animal.

Why did this woman purposely kill an innocent animal? Events suggest it was for a very large sum of money. She was going through a divorce and had refused to comply with numerous court orders to turn over financial records concerning a very large sum of money she removed from a joint bank account shortly before filing for divorce.

It was while the courts were hounding her for the missing money she had her husbands’ dog killed by the South Burnaby Veterinary Hospital. Killing her husbands’ pet was a deliberate act by her. The reason for her action I leave to you.

The dog walker probably didn’t set out to kill the six dogs, but should be punished. The woman who took another person’s pet and had him killed went unpunished.

The woman teaches children in the lower mainland of British Columbia, teaching them arts and crafts, puppetry, heritage hat making and other lessons through events and classes at local communities and local libraries.

Her name is Liz Summerfield, and here is the link to the letter my lawyer prepared for me to send to the BCSPCA regarding the death of my beloved Punzhu.

Parents should be aware of who is teaching their children. Some organizations like the Place des Arts don’t always list who the instructor is, perhaps for a feeling of protecting the public by not publishing who is actually teaching young children or some other reason.

Parents should verify the character of anyone teaching or coming into contact with their children. A quick search on the Internet will often turn up information. If an organization like the Place des Arts doesn’t list who is teaching your child or children then phone and find out who will be in contact with your child or children.

Who knows, your child could come in contact with a dog killer.

Festival of light celebrated with invitation to dog killer

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Liz Summerfield, the originator of A Lantern Affair, making one of her signature Lotus Lanterns. Carré Heritage Square. (Screen captured; Tri-Cities Now)

Liz may be welcomed to teach children by various community centers in BC, invited to attend festivals and art camps to teach children, and parents may well want her to teach their children, moreover, even readers of this post may see nothing wrong with a woman who lies and kills an innocent animal teaching their children. I just feel that, as a public service to parents, they have the right to know something about the people who are teaching their children, and I suggest parents Google the names of anyone teaching or instructing their children as a precaution.

Special place in hell for those who harm children and animals

Some festivals or community centers offering activities for children don’t show who is teaching their children. Vancouver, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Haney, Maple Ridge, New Westminster, Burnaby, Richmond, Surrey, Langley, Whistler and other areas often hold activities for children during the year. As a precaution, parents should phone and ask who the instructor is and then check the Internet for any information which could be of interest to a parent.

Just last year B.C. Corrections issued a public notification after a pet-killer, described by a judge as a “psychopathic and narcissistic … sexual sadist,” was released from jail with plans to live in Vancouver.

The City of Vancouver hired a Hells Angel without too much – if any – background check. Would you want your child taught by someone without a background check of any kind?

Here is the link to the letter my lawyer wrote after she checked the facts about Liz Summerfield killing my dog during our divorce, during the time she refused numerous court orders to turn over bank records of what she had done with all the money she removed from our joint accounts.

Vancouver’s Stanley Park named world’s best park

Vancouver’s Stanley Park was named the best park in the world this week, according to TripAdvisor’s first ever Travellers’ Choice Awards. New York City’s 840-acre Central Park took second place, while Colorado’s Garden of the Gods was third place.

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Stanley Park

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Stanley Park

Link to official Stanley Park web site.

Police contact BC, Canada, blogger about dog killer articles

Several weeks ago local police contacted me regarding the articles I had written on my blog about my ex-wife who had my dog killed during the time the courts were hounding her for financial records concerning the large amount of money she removed from our joint account just prior to our divorce.

The police contacted me by email containing one sentence; “Could you please contact me, I need to speak with you regarding the postings that you have made that are directed towards Elizabeth SUMMERFIELD.”

I replied immediately asking what I could do for them. But after I sent the reply I thought, “This is likely a legal matter so the police should contact my lawyer.” (It never dawned on me right away that the police contacting me might be of some legal matter, so how bright am I?)

I then sent a second email stating, “Upon further consideration of your email please direct all further communication through my lawyer XXXXX regarding any legal matter and he will advise me.”

The police sent me a couple of more emails during the following days containing the exact same sentence as the first email.

I sent the officer an email stating, “On XXX, 2012, I replied to your email and requested you direct your communication on this matter to my lawyer, XXXXX.

On that same date I contacted XXXX  regarding your email and its contents. Please direct your communications on this matter to XXXX.”

That stopped the emails from the police.

But what I find disconcerting for bloggers, particularly bloggers living in Canada, is that the police wasted time contacting someone who had broken no law, for the police would have surely done more than just want to talk to me if I had broken a law.

The articles I wrote were honest, truthful, and were done with the public’s interest at heart, for I strongly believe that parents should know who is teaching their children at art classes or at a workshop or a festival event.

Liz teaches children classes or workshops about papier mache, lantern making, puppetry, puppet making, and various arts and crafts related instructions in Port Moody, Coquitlam, Vancouver, Surrey, Whistler, New Westminster, and many other areas in the lower mainland of BC.

Some art groups, like Place des Arts in Coquitlam which is holding “Light up the Square: A Lantern Affair” this Christmas season, don’t always list who is instructing children, and so it is up to parents to verify who is teaching their child.

Particularly if the person teaching their child or children had deliberately lied to a vet in order to have an innocent animal killed during a period in the divorce proceedings in which that person had repeatedly refused to comply with multiple court requests to provide financial information on what she had done with all the money she removed from a joint account, just prior to her husband receiving the divorce papers.

Here is a link to the letter my divorce lawyer wrote to the BCSPCA after verifying the facts of the death of my dog.

Here is a link to the articles the police wanted to talk to me about.

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Mobile roaming – For whom the call tolls

Excerpts from The Economist. Link at end of this post.

STAND on the south side of the Peace Arch in Blaine, Washington, an old-fashioned monument to American-Canadian comity, and a mobile call placed within the United States costs nothing (with a monthly calling plan) to 10 cents per minute. Pass through border control and place that same call on the arch’s north end, out of range of American antennas, and you pay through the nose. Try loading a web page and your eyes will bulge from their sockets.

The high cost of roaming was brought home to your correspondent before a brief family trip to Vancouver, a few hours from Seattle. In planning the trip, he and Mrs Babbage found excellent lodgings and charted out piles of potential activities for the kids, yet failed to consider connectivity until a day or so before departure. The hotel would have free Wi-Fi, but we had forgotten how much we rely on our smartphones as a walkie-talkie when we head off in different directions. The prices to keep the mobiles switched on proved appalling.

Our carrier, AT&T, offers pay-as-you-go calling for $0.79 per minute in Canada, and plain text messages (SMS) cost $0.50 to send and $0.20 to receive. One Canadian carrier, Rogers, charges a bit less than half that in a prepaid-plan. While high, these rates are not usurious. Still, AT&T pays substantially less wholesale (likely close to its own per-minute domestic rate), and has reciprocal agreements with Rogers and other Canadian carriers whose customers visit the United States. (AT&T does have a variety of subscription plans for frequent travellers that slash fees substantially, especially to Canada.)

Then there are the data rates. AT&T’s standard rate for Canadian data roaming is 1.5 cents per kilobyte, or $15,000 per gigabyte. It is 25% higher ($19,500 per gigabyte) in the 130 or so other countries with which AT&T has roaming agreements. Those rates are a stark contrast to what AT&T and other American carriers charge domestically: $10-50 per gigabyte depending on the usage plan. (Even that is a large mark-up.) AT&T will slash the price considerably, to $150-250 per gigabyte for an extra $30-120 month subscription.

Read the complete article in The Economist here.

Yet another community centre hires a dog killer

The Dunbar Community Centre Association (DCCA) recently hired dog killer and liar Liz Summerfield for “paper hat making craft, which is the artistic brainchild of the Hat Lady, Liz Summerfield.”

I can’t believe that community centres and arts organizations like Place des Arts, DCCA, and community art groups in Whistler, Port Moody, Burnaby, Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, New Westminster, Vancouver, and other locations don’t ensure the people they hire with public money have high moral and ethical standards.

Liz Summerfield lied to a vet in order to murder an innocent animal during a divorce she initiated, and refused to comply with multiple orders by the courts to provide evidence of what she had done with all the money she removed from a joint account just prior to divorce papers handed to her husband.

Liz may be welcomed by various community centers, festivals and art camps to teach children, and parents may well want her to teach their children, moreover, even readers of this post may see nothing wrong with a woman who lies and kills an innocent animal teaching their children. I just feel that, as a public service to parents, they have the right to know something about the people who are teaching their children and I suggest parents Google the names of those teaching or instructing their children as a precaution.

Killing any innocent animal should be a crime. Killing an innocent animal during a divorce says something about that person.

BCSPCA warned of dog killer.

Updated April 4, 2012.

If you love animals or care about cruelty to animals then please consider joining supporting your local SPCA or other animal rights organization.

My heart almost stopped when my son told me that his mother, Liz Summerfield, had taken my dog Punzhu to the South Burnaby Veterinary Hospital to be killed. Liz had told the veterinary clinic that Punzhu had bitten a postman and she’d been ordered to have Punzhu put down. This turned out to be a lie.

I checked with the post office and found out that Punzhu was with Liz outside her mother’s house when the postman approached. According to the postman and the post office, the postman did not file a complaint nor did the post office order Liz to destroy Punzhu.

I was very upset that the South Burnaby Veterinary Hospital killed my dog without any written documentation from the Post Office. They killed my dog on the verbal advice of my now former wife, who simply lied to them.

Below is part of a letter, which was mailed to SPCA branches in the lower mainland, prepared by my lawyer after checking the facts.

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Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

1205 East 7th Vancouver, BC

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TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN

About four years ago I adopted a dog from the Animal Control Pound in New Westminster.

In October of 1995, my ex-wife, Elizabeth Summerfield, separated from me and left the family home, taking my dog with her. I asked my ex-wife where the dog was but she refused to tell me. I learned at the end of November, 1995, that she had had the dog euthanized at South Burnaby Veterinary Hospital on November 16, 1995.

I hope that you will not consider Elizabeth Summerfield (who may revert to her maiden name of Elizabeth Gray) as a potential adopter of animals from the SPCA in future.

Yours truly,

Ted Summerfield

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Years ago I started making puzzles and called them Punzhu Puzzles after my dog, who died so very young and so needlessly. It is my hope the SPCA will remember the letter I mailed and not consider Liz Summerfield, aka Elizabeth Summerfield or Elizabeth Gray, as a potential adopter of animals in the future.

It was during our divorce Liz lied to the South Burnaby Veterinary Clinic in order to have my dog killed. Liz had my dog killed during the time she had refused several court orders to provide information on what she had done with the large sum of money she had removed from our joint bank accounts.

Fearing for the safety of my son, and what she might do to the other dogs and cats she had taken from our home, I immediately settled the divorce.

Liz works with children as an arts instructor at various lower mainland cities & towns, including Whister, Burnaby, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Richmond, Port Moody, Maple Ridge, Vancouver, Surrey, Langley, and other areas.

Liz teaches puppetry, lantern making, papier mache, masks, as well as instructing children in a variety of other arts related studies at festivals, public events, and community centers.

Parents should be aware of who is instructing their precious children.

There are other articles on Liz and our divorce on this site. Use the search box and search on divorce, or Liz.

Lying, dog killing woman named Liz Summerfield teaching children

Liz Summerfield, who lied to the South Burnaby Vet hospital in order to have my dog killed during the time the divorce judge was hounding her for bank records, is teaching children arts and crafts.

Liz sometimes works at the Place d’es Arts or other community arts locations, and is an instructor at “ARTrageous ART for Kids””

*New* ARTrageous ART for Kids
Age: 6 – 11yrs
ARTrageous Spring camp fun for kids. In this art camp you will spend your morning with artist Lisa Lake exploring art in different mediums and set the stage and actually make a backdrop for the afternoon fun where you will join artist Liz Summerfield with her ARTrageous puppets and create your own outrageous character’s.  Please bring a snack and lunch.
Instructor: Lisa Lake & Liz Summerfield
Location: Craft Studio; The ACT
Fee: $175/5
M-F      Mar 21-25                   9:30 am-3:00 pm       #152548

Liz may be welcomed by various community centers, festivals and art camps to teach children, and parents may well want her to teach their children, moreover, even readers of this post may see nothing wrong with a woman who lies and kills an innocent animal teaching their children. I just feel that, as a public service to parents, they have the right to know something about the people who are teaching their children and I suggest parents Google the names of those teaching or instructing their children as a precaution.

Here is the link to the letter my lawyer wrote after she checked the facts about Liz Summerfield killing my dog and Liz’s lying.

Place Des Arts info:

Papier Mâché Puppets
Create your very own zany puppet characters. You’ll make the head of these rod puppets using papier mâché and form the body and hands from fabrics and felt.
Instructor: Liz Summerfield

Monday March 21 – Friday March 25

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“Final Decree. A Dead Dog Divorce.” is based in part upon my divorce and is a story of a thieving wife whose lies were exposed by a cunning female lawyer. Available at all online retailers including Barnes & Noble, Kobo/Chapters Indigo, Apple, Sony, select libraries, Flipkart in India, and other retailers.

1900 miles to Graceland

Weather in Vancouver, BC, Canada

Short Term Forecast Updated: Wed, Jan. 12, 2011, 9:00 PST

Temperature in Celsius

Wednesday
Afternoon
Wednesday
Evening
Wednesday
Overnight
Thursday
Morning
Thursday
Afternoon
Cloudy Cloudy with showers Light rain Rain Light rain
Temp. 1°C 1°C 1°C 3°C 7°C
Wind S 5km/h NE 5km/h NE 10km/h NE 10km/h S 10km/h
Humidity 100% 86% 81% 81% 100%
P.O.P. 30% 40% 100% 100% 100%
Rain less than 1mm 5-10mm close to 20mm close to 5mm

Weather in Memphis, Tennessee

Jan 12                         Thurs.                  Friday                          Sat.                      Sunday

Temperature in 

Fahrenheit

Sunny Sunny Partly Cloudy Partly Cloudy Few Showers
29°F 30° 40° 47° 41°
High High High High High
17° 22° 30° 36° 36°
Low Low Low Low Low
Chance of Precip:
0%
Chance of Precip:
0%
Chance of Precip:
10%
Chance of Precip:
10%
Chance of Rain:
30%

According to the weather maps I’ll be warmer staying here in BC than if I drove/flew 1,900 south to Graceland.

To convert Celsius to Fahrenheit temperatures:

     

  1. Take the temperature in Celsius and multiply 1.8.

  2. Add 32 degrees.

  3. The result is degrees Fahrenheit.

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