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Monk McQueens served its last customers on New Year’s Eve, 26 years after opening on False Creek.

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Monk McQueens closes after 26 years SAMANTHA WRIGHT ALLEN Contributing Writer

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onk McQueens, the longtime landmark seafood restaurant, is closing its doors after a New Year’s Eve bash celebrating 26 years on False Creek’s waterfront. Monks’ story is also that of its owner, Robert Lindsay, known simply as Bob to thousands of past employees, other restaurateurs and his fellow board directors at Tourism Vancouver. He said he finds it bittersweet saying goodbye to the successful business, but that the timing is right.

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“I am sad. It’s a business and that’s why we’ve been around so long, because we treat it like a business,” said Lindsay, adding each of the different places he’s owned from Calgary to Vancouver to Whistler become more than simply restaurants. “You always fall in love with them.” Lindsay is a transplant from Calgary who studied at Ryerson University and who also owns LIFT Bar & Grill in Coal Harbour, which opened eight years ago. Monk McQueens, named for a classic West Coast wooden boat by designer Ed Monk, is Lindsay’s second restaurant to reach 26 years. The other was the former Cannery Row in Calgary. See MAHONY on page 4

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olice Chief Jim Chu made it clear last month that a decision to implement a regional police force in the Lower Mainland should be left to politicians. But a report written by his department in 2008 questioned the effectiveness of the current policing model in the Lower Mainland that has a mix of RCMP and municipal detachments. “It is questionable as to whether the existing disparate policing structures can provide the level of service that residents of every municipality have come to expect,” said the report, which was prepared by the Vancouver Police Department’s planning and audit section for the Vancouver Police Board. The report said a close examination of the policing model in the Lower Mainland would discover “economic inefficiencies, service and funding disparities, separate complaint and accountability processes and a lack of policies and procedures to facilitate collaboration and coordination among the myriad of police services in the region.” Neither the police board or the department ever released the report but it can now be viewed on the website of Simon Fraser University criminologist Curt Taylor Griffiths, who assisted in the research. See OPPAL’S on page 4

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Nine months after opening, the critically acclaimed restaurant Fat Dragon on Powell Street is forced to close its doors.

12TH&CAMBIE: BEST OF 2012 BY MIKE HOWELL It’s that time of year as our city hall reporter hands out awards for the best, worst, oddest and most perplexing city hall tales.

DERBY DUST-UP BY SAMANTHA WRIGHT ALLEN The women of the Terminal City All-Stars team took some hits from the men’s Vancouver Murder to get ready for their 2013 season.

OPINION SCHOOL SHOWDOWN BY KEITH BALDREY It’s not the BCTF that will do battle with the B.C. Liberals this year, but school boards over the requirement to file “savings plans.”

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Oppal’spushforregionalforcerenewsdebate The report is titled “Options for service delivery in the Greater Vancouver region: A discussion paper of the issues surrounding the regionalization of police services.” The report, which can be found at curtgriffiths.com under the heading “articles”, doesn’t take a final position on the concept or break down the cost of such a change but spends many of the 58 pages outlining problems with the current policing structure. The report concludes: “Providing the best possible policing service in the interests of public safety must be the overarching driver for future discussions.” At a press conference Dec. 18, Chu acknowledged the model of policing in the Lower Mainland isn’t the preferred option but said “political leaders” should decide a move to a regional force. Chu’s comments were in response to commissioner Wally Oppal’s final report of the Missing Women Commission of Inquiry. Creating a regional force was one of Oppal’s key recommendations. His rationale was based on a number of findings in the inquiry, including the “systemic failings” of the VPD and RCMP to establish a joint forces operation to capture serial killer Robert Pickton, who was eventually charged with murdering 26 women. “A significant lack of communication between sections within the VPD and the RCMP caused compartmentalized thinking and a lack of flow of ideas, knowledge and strategies,” Oppal wrote. The recommendation for a regional force has renewed the debate over its value. Mayor Gregor Robertson, for example, supports the concept while Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts and Delta Mayor Lois Jackson worry about losing local control over their police forces. Premier Christy Clark and NDP leader Adrian Dix both weighed in on the topic re-

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Vancouver police, seen here making an arrest at Prior and Main last year, produced a report in 2008 detailing inefficiencies in the current policing model for the region, but it did not take a final position on the concept of a regional police force. cently in radio interviews on CBC radio. Neither would commit to revamping the Lower Mainland’s policing structure, saying instead it was important to continue discussing Oppal’s recommendation. Rich Coleman, the B.C. government’s housing minister, was solicitor general in December 2010 when he told the Courier

that a regional police force wasn’t necessary. He pointed to the many integrated police teams, including homicide and organized crime squads, that already exist in the Lower Mainland. At the time, Coleman was reacting to news of a shooting at an Oak Street restaurant, near Robertson’s house, that left 10

people with gunshot wounds. “People say it would be an easy thing to solve gang violence if we had a regional police force — nope, that’s not how you do it,” said Coleman, a former RCMP officer. “You target it with intelligence-based policing.” mhowell@vancourier.com Twitter: @Howellings

Mahony & Sons to take over Monks site this fall CONTINUED from page 1 “Restaurants don’t last 25 years,” said Lindsay, noting location, people and business savvy all contributed to Monks unusual longevity in a volatile industry. With over a quarter century of memories, Lindsay still points to Monks’ first days as among his favourite recollections. “We opened during Expo and so for six months it was just magic. I mean, the fireworks right off your front deck every night for six months, how do you beat that?” Lindsay said. Though Monk McQueens is moving on, Lindsay is sticking around. He perhaps has a closer connection than most owners, having helped to physically build Monks on the site that sat empty for eight years before he and two Albertan partners bought it. He’ll keep ownership of what he says is the best waterfront patio in Vancouver as landlord to the new restaurant — Mahony & Sons Stamps Landing — which was selected after a fiveyear search for the right business to replace Monk McQueens. “We want it to remain an iconic site and we think we’ve chosen the right restaurant group to go in there. They’re young

It’s been a Vancouver landmark and with the new expansion of the Olympic village I feel it’s a sort of a new beginning to this area. — Chris Mahony

and aggressive and they’re raring to go,” Lindsay said. Mahony & Sons, as the name implies, is a family-owned business that operates two Irish pubs in Vancouver. Stamps Landing will maintain the Irish ambiance of their other sites but it will be a restaurant open to all ages said Chris Mahony, a manager and one of six family members in the business. “It’s been a Vancouver landmark and with the new expan-

sion of the Olympic village I feel it’s a sort of a new beginning to this area,” said Mahony, adding that community involvement is important to his family. “We’re looking forward to making the neighbourhood a better place.” They plan to gut the interior and completely refurbish the place with a modern look consistent with the Mahony brand. It’s scheduled to opens in the fall and will employ over 100 staff. Claire Clarke, on staff since 2001 and Monks’ current operations manager, said that though many are sad to see it go, they plan to go out with a bang. “Most of our customers … understand it’s the end of an era and that Monks is retiring,” said Clarke, adding that many of the staff that first opened the store will be there to see it shut down in style. Lindsay said New Years Eve is the “perfect date” as it represents the end as well as a new beginning, both for the new owners and maybe even for him. “I still have a couple restaurants in me.” samanthawrightallen@gmail.com twitter.com/samanthawrights

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news The best, worst and oddest tales from city hall 12TH & CAMBIE with Mike Howell

Sadly, another year of hunting, gathering and — still having trouble with this one — tweeting is over. Sniff, sniff, sob. That means it’s time for my annual awards rollout in which I pick the best, worst, odd and perplexing city hall tales I wrote about or witnessed in 2012. In no particular order or relevance, they are: Worst eyesight award: Vision Vancouver Coun. Kerry Jang for falsely accusing Vija Poruks, assistant commissioner for the Coast Guard’s Pacific region, of fleeing the balcony in council chambers. With TV cameras rolling, Jang criticized Poruks for not sticking around to hear how upset he was about the feds’ decision to close the Kits Coast Guard base. Except it wasn’t Poruks in the balcony. It was some other mysterious woman. Jang later apologized to Poruks. Most media-shy first nations chief award: Ernie Campbell of the Musqueam Indian Band, who decided not to seek re-

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Coun. Kerry Jang nabbed an award for worst eyesight in a case of mistaken identity during a council meeting.

election and will be officially replaced Jan. 3 by his son-in-law Wayne Sparrow. Over the years, I’ve left messages for the chief at his home, at the band office and on his cell. Never heard back. Thought I got lucky

recently when a man who answered the chief’s cell sounded exactly like Campbell but that man said Campbell was asleep. By the way, I got Sparrow on his cell on my first try. Best coup for a car dealership award: The Dilawri Group of Companies, which bills itself as Canada’s largest automotive group, for convincing the city’s bike-riding-greenhouse-gas-fighting mayor to don a hard hat and turn some sod at a ceremony to break ground for… an Audi dealership at Second and Burrard? What else can I say but Vorsprung durch Technik. The Rodney Dangerfield of neighbourhoods award: Hooray! The Downtown Eastside wins again! With its open air drug market, homelessness and mental health issues, the area continues to be a political blind spot for all levels of government and gets no respect. World-class city? Really? Keep on rockin’ in the free world, Vancouver. Most elusive NDP member to vote at the Vancouver-Fairview tilt between George Heyman and Geoff Meggs award: William B. Davis. Yes, the same William B. Davis who is better known to The X-Files cognoscenti as “Smoking Man” or “Cancer Man.” I saw him in the voting room, went to chase him down and then, just like that, he vanished. Best defender of the bagpipes award:

Awright, awright, it’s the kilt-wearing Scotsman himself, Mayor Gregor Robertson. Back in April, there was much hubbub about overseers of the city’s street performance permits program refusing applications from pipers and others. Apparently, there had been some noise complaints. So Robertson went all Braveheart, lifted the restriction and then slaughtered a live haggis in an ancestral shout-out to his clan. Or something like that. Worst press conference location award: A back alley. The City of Vancouver’s communications unit convinced us media types that it was a good idea to cram into some city staffer’s garbage can pen to hear the mayor announce that all food scraps could be dumped into your green bin. Because I didn’t want to go all Braveheart on the camera guys or mix it up with the well-dressed TV personalities wedged into the pen, I stood back and had to imagine what the mayor was saying and doing, which makes for great copy. Pretty confident, though, he scraped the remains of a haggis, the carcass of a backyard chicken, a bushel of rotting wheat and some soiled copies of the Courier into the can. (See 2011 election campaign stories for the obscure food references). Happy New Year, folks! mhowell@vancourier.com Twitter: @Howellings

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obert Belcham doesn’t want Vancouverites to read the failure of his Fat Dragon Bar-B-Q restaurant as a negative reflection on the Downtown Eastside. “I want it to be a reflection of Vancouverites. I want them to look at it and [ask] ‘What is the real reason I wouldn’t support it, was it because I was too scared to go down there?’” he said. “If that’s the reason then I feel sorry for you because where Fat Dragon was, we never had any crime perpetrated against us. You go to Gastown, I’m driving on Carrall right now, and it’s a f***ing open drug market and people are packing Gastown every night… to me it’s not really logical.” The critically acclaimed Fat Dragon Bar-B-Q on Powell Street, just east of Oppenheimer Park, closed its doors just before Christmas, a mere nine months after the restaurant with owners from Campagnolo and Campagnolo Roma opened. “It’s simple math, actually. Not enough bums in the seats,” Belcham said. He believes the style of food, its loca-

tion and “the fickleness of Vancouverites” all contributed to the restaurant’s demise. Belcham thought Vancouverites would be keen to try a mash up of AmericansouthernbarbecueandAsian flavours. But he concedes the concept may have failed to lure diners. He thinks it’s misguided to pin the problem solely on location. While someone smeared feces on the lock on the front door on opening day, he denies other problems. “It’s a great area of town but it’s totally, absolutely disregarded by society in Vancouver because it’s always been considered the ghetto of Vancouver,” he said. “There’re some great businesses over there like architectural firms,” Belcham added. “Aritzia’s head office is over there. They were a great customer of ours.” Belcham bristles at suggestions Fat Dragon was too expensive for the area. He compared it to the nearby Au Petit Chavignol and Two Chefs and a Table and added he wouldn’t be willing to sacrifice top quality ingredients to cut costs. “I’m not going to start buying shitty ingredients from Sysco to drop 10 per cent of the price,” he said.

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“The Downtown Eastside should be nourished by small businesses,” Belcham asserted, noting Fat Dragon employed 15 to 20 people and 90 per cent of them lived on the East Side. Without big backers, chefs can’t afford to run restaurants in more upscale areas of town, the co-owner of the defunct Fuel turned Refuel on West Fourth Avenue said. Belcham says he understands concerns about gentrification eliminating affordable housing. “I would never say that people should be pushed out of where they live, never in a million years, that’s just not fair. But at the same time, leaving a whole section of the city to lie in waste when there’s such beauty there, it seems absolutely idiotic,” he said. “There has to be a middle ground. There has to be a way to help both to happen.” Belcham and his partners signed a 10-year lease on the Powell Street property that he says previously housed a restaurant that sold marijuana. He said Dec. 28 they would probably make a decision on what they’ll do with the space in the “next couple of weeks.” crossi@vancourier.com Twitter.com/Cheryl_Rossi

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Robert Belcham and partners were forced to close Fat Dragon just before Christmas, nine months after it opened on Powell Street.

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line of eight bodies crouch, some have a roller skate flexed into the rubber floor, all are touching a teammate in preparation for the sounding blast when they’ll have to jostle with the two players behind them — known as jammers — who seek to fight their way through the human wall. This is roller derby, with a twist. The eclectic group is a mix of men in black and women in red, armed with protective helmets, knee pads and elbow guards. The Terminal City All-Stars took on the Vancouver Murder, the city’s only men’s derby team, a week ago Saturday in preparation for the women’s long season of elite derby,

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A Terminal City All-Star player gets knocked down by a Vancouver Murder member during a December scrimmage. which kicks off this spring and culminates in the world cham-

pionships in November 2013. Up against big bodies, dex-

terity is paramount when cocaptain Beretta Lynch, known in league play as “Bobbi Barbarich,” shifts and twists to create holes between bodies that she can speed through. Players dance to keep in bounds, circling around bodies with legs stretched in ways you wonder how their ligaments remain intact. Lynch said playing against the men is great preparation. “It’s significantly more intense. And there’s also a big mental game because guys are different. They’re aggressive in different ways,” said Lynch, who moved to Vancouver from Edmonton. Lynch and her teammates don’t seem fazed by the hits. More than once an errant shoulder or a purposeful check levels one of the women, and just as quickly they’re on their skates again. Off the floor, Kotone Frankowski helped organize the event, but in the game it’s

her job as a blocker to get low to try and thwart the size difference, creating space for her player or forcing the opposing jammer out of bounds and across the line of the greentaped track. “It’s great training for us,” said Frankowski, whose bright green helmet separates her from the crowd. “When we hit them, we tend to bounce off,” she added. The men’s size proved the difference in this scrimmage, but that was partly the point. Rob Shannon, known on the floor for Vancouver Murder as “Sideshow Rob,” is involved in derby as a player, referee and coach. Shannon said that the team represents the best female players in Western Canada, but they’ll face stiff competition in their league. “They need to be able to struggle against teams that are bigger and stronger,” said Shannon, adding that his team struggled against the women’s strategy.

“They’re just talented.” The scrimmage was the AllStars last game in B.C. before several away matches after which they will kick off the season at home on Feb. 9. “I’m really excited for this season,” said Frankowski adding they have big goals for the year. Their motto is “Strive for 25” — meaning to raise $25,000 for their extensive travelling costs and increase their fitness levels by 25 per cent. Lynch said roller derby is the fastest growing women’s sport in the world and that its attraction for her is that it draws an alternative crowd, empowers women and creates a closeknit community. “It’s a really awesome community,” Lynch said. “It’s a full-contact aggressive game for women, and how many options do we have?” samanthawrightallen@ gmail.com twitter.com/samanthawrights

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SMART METER UPDATE

Hey homeowner, got your smart meter installed yet? Most likely, you have. According to B.C. Hydro, the agency has installed 93 per cent, or 1.7 million of the 1.8 million meters. But to ensure the remaining meters can be installed, the provincial government is extending the deadline under the Clean Energy Act from Dec. 31, 2012 to Dec. 31, 2013. Shortages in qualified labour, equipment and specialized meters, plus customer concerns, prevented the agency from installing all the meters. The government claims the meters are expected to pay for themselves by delivering $1.6 billion in benefits over 20 years. These are savings B.C. Hydro will not have to collect from customers. The government also says research has shown up to a 15 per cent savings in energy costs.

FILM PARTNERSHIP DEBUTS The First Weekend Club, a decade-old local non-profit dedicated to promoting Canadian independent films, is teaming up with the Vancouver International Film Festival Society (VIFF) to host premieres at the Vancity Theatre on Seymour Street. The partnership will make its own debut Jan. 4 with the nationwide launch of the French Canadian comedy-thriller Liverpool featuring a

post-show Q&A with writer/director Manon Briand. “The challenge for any independent filmmaker is getting the word out to the audience without being drowned out by the Hollywood machine,” said VIFF program coordinator Tom Charity in a press release announcing the new partnership. Focusing specifically on the all-important opening night, the plan is to include pre-show wine receptions, live music and talk back sessions with the featured films’ directors and/or stars. The Liverpool reception begins at 7:15 p.m. and the film starts at 8:20 p.m. Visit viff.org for more information.

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SFU’s Philosophers’ Café has a number of upcoming talks on “burning issues of the day” including one on “Thinking,” which seeks to locate how thinking begins, when it’s counter-productive and where our best thoughts come from. Professor Dr. Michael Picard will moderate the discussion on Jan. 10, at 1 p.m., at 2250–515 W Hastings St. A talk on “Moral panics” — for things such as drugs, alcohol or sex — can be as ubiquitous as the issues they respond to. Another talk Jan. 9 will look at how moral panics are caused, whether they serve a purpose, if they can be rational and if they promote analysis of issues or disguise them. It’s moderated by SFU communications professor Dr. Roman Onufrijchuk at 7 p.m. at False Creek Community Centre.

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nother big fight is brewing in the education system, but unlike the last dustups this one doesn’t involve the B.C. Teachers Federation going to war with the provincial government. The government is a party in this fight as well, but this time it will be school boards facing off against the B.C. Liberals. Many school districts have been saying for years that the system is underfunded, even when funding increases and enrolment drops. It’s been death by a thousand cost increases — everything from rising MSP premiums, inflation, employee benefits, heating cost etc. — that have left school boards scrambling to table balanced budgets every year. But this year a new wrinkle has been added to the mix, and it’s potentially a very expensive one. Education Minister Don McRae has written to school board chairs, telling them they must file a “savings plan” with him that will show how costs arising from anticipated wage increases for unionized support staff will be paid for under existing funding arrangements. McRae has informed them the so-called “co-operative gains” mandate governing all government contract talks — which dictates that wage increases can be given only if enough internal savings are made to ensure the wage hikes don’t inflate the bottom line — will apply to upcoming negotiations with support staff unions, primarily CUPE locals. The move has outraged school trustees. B.C. School Trustees Association president Michael McEvoy fired off an angry response to McRae, telling him most school boards are already facing deficits and that there are no operational savings in the system. In fact, any belt-tightening that occurs will be done simply to meet existing cost pressures, let alone wage increases. Any further “savings” on top of the existing fiscal problems will inevitably hurt services for students, McEvoy argues. McRae has informed the boards he wants them to find “savings” equivalent to a 1.5 per cent wage increase for their support staff employees. The financial impact of that varies from district to district, but the Vancouver school board estimates a two-year contract under those terms would cost the district almost $5 million, while the Victoria board pegs its costs to be $1.5 million over two years. To put those numbers in context, the Vancouver board estimates its funding shortfall is already between $15 million to $25 million. That shortfall includes such items as $4.2 million for salary and benefits increases, $3.5 million for an increase in pension plan payments for teachers and more than $7 million in potential “holdback funds” for next year. While school boards routinely scream about underfunding every year and yet still seem to miraculously balance their budget nevertheless, the additional task of having to find money for wage increases may be the breaking point for a number of them. Evidence of how serious a problem this new demand poses for trustees is the fact that the chair of the employers’ bargaining group has also written to the education minister, telling him it is impossible for boards to meet his call to find new savings. Melanie Joy, chairwoman of the B.C. Public School Employers’ Association, is also the chairwoman of her school district in the Kootenays. She has warned McRae that her district already faces a shortfall of $1.1 million and that a CUPE wage increase would cost a further $300,000, leading to cuts to education programming. This festering problem may not be confined to the education system. In fact, all parts of the larger public sector may be affected by how the co-operative gains concept plays out. Nurses, health workers and university employees have all received wage increases without new funding being added to their budgets. We have yet to see any details of how those wage hikes will be covered without any reduction in services in those sectors. If the impact is both substantive and negative — taking the form of layoffs, program and service cuts for example — it may further cloud the already dim re-election chances of the B.C. Liberals. In the meantime, get ready for a loud and raucous screaming match between this province’s 60 school boards, and what could become one very unpopular education minister. McRae wants those savings plans on his desk by mid-January. As it stands now, I’d be surprised if all boards comply. Open defiance seems to be on the horizon. Keith.Baldrey@globalnews.ca (Les Leyne is on vacation)

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To the editor: Re: “Cut hours,” Central Park, Dec. 19. The Vancouver park board needs to take a business perspective on their facilities. I have a 10-day pass that I use once a week at Hillcrest. The brand new facility is usually dirty and overcrowded. I have two friends with Park Board Flexipasses, although one has just left for Anytime Fitness (a 24-hour gym), citing the better hours and being tired of watching his dues go up every six months. When the community centres shorten their hours, or close completely for a day, they a) prevent pay-per use customers such as myself from using their facilities, denying themselves the income, and b) reduce the value to pass-holders, encouraging them to switch to places like the YMCA and Fitness World. All this to save $50,000? Have any of the commissioners asked themselves how much this will cost? Daniel Gore, Vancouver

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To the editor: Re: “Light rail along 16th better than $3 billion subway,” Letters, Dec. 21. Up to a point I agree with Jim Burgner that there should be a light rail line to UBC starting at the VCC station just west of Clark Drive. It makes sense to use the existing tram line alongside West First Avenue to Granville Island. However, I think it would be better to continue on West Fourth Avenue to UBC (basically the route of the #84 bus). The city’s plan to spend nearly $3 billion on a Broadway tunnel ending at Arbutus is pathetic. I don’t think it would ever get built — too expensive and only gets halfway to its goal. Twenty years from now we could still be talking about the Broadway line and still have huge diesel-spewing buses thundering back and forth from UBC to Commercial. The city should look at light rail, on Fourth or 16th, or wherever. These may be imperfect choices, but affordable. The Broadway line makes no sense.

To the editor: Jim Burgner’s promotion of non-automated light rail, be it for short or long distance trips, still requires seriously considering the many cuts across many streets, thus negatively and very annoyingly affects (via traffic light) stop-and-go, fossil-fuel-emitting traffic. Additional fuel-burning buses hopefully will be ignored by the powers that be; and, oh yes, they spew their toxins aplenty with their unrelenting stop and go in vehiclecongestion infested Vancouver. However, there’s much green potential in a massive addition to overhead electric-line grids. Unfortunately, as long as SkyTrain is a monetarily — though not an environmentally — greater expense, there’ll be letters to newspapers aplenty denouncing this superior form of mass transportation. Regardless of its price, SkyTrain’s benefits considerably outweigh its negatives — unless, of course, one foolishly places breathable air on par with the necessity of money.

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To the editor: Only in Vancouver would the specter of an LRT (or tramway as Europeans call them) on a major street have so many people foaming at the mouth. The main reason why these modern trams with several articulated sections (also known as LRT) have been so popular around the world since the mid-1990s is because they run along, or across, major shopping streets. Portland transit mall, where several lines meet, hasn’t destroyed the businesses around it. Far from it. Cars don’t have any problem turning left across tram tracks and sharing the roads with them either. As in many towns on several continents with big LRTs, most stations are on a sidewalk. Seattle, too, has a tramway and it looks just like the SkyTrain, especially in the tunnel section in downtown Seattle and on the Tukwila viaduct to the airport. This is not too surprising as SkyTrain is a Light Rail Transit system (an automated one). Tramways come in many sizes. A popular

one is the Alstom Citadis 402: 44 metres long, it carry 300 passengers. The trams in Portland (Siemens S70) and Seattle (Kinkishario-Mitsui) are 29 metres long but run in a twin unit that is 58 metres long and carry 344 passengers in Portland and 400 in Seattle. As a comparison with Vancouver rapid transit, a Canada Line fixed pair is 41 metres long and carries 334 passengers, while a twin unit of Mark II cars is 33.4 metres long and carry 290 passengers. Calgary’s LRT ridership is much higher than any comparable U.S. light rail system at 300,000 passengers per weekday (according to Wikipedia) Cost of a LRT: in 2007 the Portland Green line cost was $43 million per kilometre. Paris T3 tram cost of the recently opened latest section was 38 to 54 million Euros per km depending on the sources. The latest French tramways built in a couple of small towns cost 20-30 million Euros per km ($ 26-39 Euros million km) depending on the design of the trams, the level of beautification of the streets. Jean-Louis Brussac, Coquitlam

COURIER STORY: Youth outreach program faces funding shortfall, Dec. 21 Dan Tanner @OneNightOnMain: It’s because we spent all the money on the DEATH BRIDGE out at Port Mann! COURIER STORY: Keep community centres in neighbourhood hands, Dec. 12 Mike Klassen @MikeKlassen: What a fantastic & passionate endorsement for @ParkBoard independence by @VanCourierNews correspondent Terri Clark. Sarah Blyth @sarahblyth: Terri Clark should put on her list of titles NPA Campaign Manager. Follow us on Facebook: The VancouverCourierNewspaper and Twitter: @VanCourierNews

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yes, another disciple. Come to my retreat, give me lots of money,’ that kind of thing,” Dawe said. “But it was more a matter of the fact that the potential of ayahuasca, especially in the context of these kinds of retreats, is that you can find out the truth, whether the truth is what you wanted it to be or not.” A flattered and star-struck Dawe seized the opportunity for further self-reflection and six or seven months later, he found himself in a weeklong group therapy session that was punctuated by two psychotropic trips. “My main issue, just to put it in a really general way, is a feeling of separateness, especially in social situations, a feeling like… I’m not a part of it, and this can include just being in a car with some of my best friends,” he said. The first time he drank the tea Dawe felt more alienated than ever before. The second time, he saw visions that helped him see the negative story he’d been telling himself about his upbringing was out of whack. “I was flooded with these feelings of happiness and love and belonging that I’d left entirely out of the picture because they didn’t fit the story that I had been telling myself,” he said. “And I just discovered how much love was there that I hadn’t been willing to acknowledge or accept.” Dawe also shared his distressing secret at the retreat. “That was the big breakthrough moment in the retreat for me, initially, anyway, was just being able to say it out loud and

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periences as I possibly could,” Dawe said. “And then, time after time, people would relate to it in such detail that it blew me away. It really emphasized that my feelings of separateness were an illusion and that our experiences as people are a lot more alike than we are led to believe.” Dawe doesn’t know whether the insights gleaned at the retreat constitute a permanent change in him. But he’s felt fully engaged as part of a team that’s bringing the PostSecret blog, where individuals send postcards that expose both whimsical and tragic secrets, to the stage. He also expects to see his play Toothpaste and Cigars, which he co-wrote with Mike Rinaldi, screen as a feature film called The F Word, starting Daniel Radcliffe, in 2013. Those keen to face their demons in a retreat with Mate no longer have that option. Dawe said Health Canada threatened the addictions doctor with criminal prosecution a week before a documentary called The Jungle Prescription about his exploration of ayahuasca was to appear on CBC’s The Nature of Things in November 2011. So Dawe urges audience members to write their federal representatives and Health Canada to reconsider their stance. Mate will participate in talkbacks after many of the shows. For more information, see firehallartscentre.ca. crossi@vancourier.com Twitter.com/Cheryl_Rossi

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The UBC Thunderbirds captured the McDonald’s International men’s volleyball tournament title on Sunday (Dec. 30) with a 3-1 win over the host Thompson Rivers WolfPack. The scores at the Tournament Capital Centre were 25-23, 25-20, 16-25 and 25-20. The Pepperdine Waves (NCAA Division I) took home the bronze medal after defeating the Dalhousie Tigers 3-0. “I thought we played a little better tonight than we did … against Pepperdine (a five-set win),” said UBC head coach Richard Schick in a press release. “I thought we competed at a more consistent effort tonight other than the third set and I thought TRU put a lot of pressure on our servers in that third set.” With Thompson Rivers leading 11-10 in the fourth set, kills from Noah Derksen bookended a 12-4 run that allowed UBC to take the lead for good. UBC rallied from early deficits in the opening two sets to claim victory. In the second, the ‘Birds were down 8-6 before going on a 10-4 tear, sparked by a pair of aces from Alex Russell to take the lead. TRU was able to tie the set at 17-17 before UBC won eight of the final 11 points. The Thunderbirds were led by Jarrid Ireland, who had 13 kills in 36 chances and seven digs. Derksen had 11 kills in 24 chances with six digs while Russell had eight kills in 27 opportunities. Setter Milan Nikic had 37 assists.

LISTON LEAVES GIANTS Vancouver Giants goaltender Liam Liston is leaving the crease for good. Liston, acquired in June for two picks in the 2013 WHL bantam draft, lasted just three months with the Giants. The 19-year-old Albertan, expected to become the team’s starting goaltender, instead missed a month due to injury and was a dismal 1-10-0-0 in 11 starts with a 4.53 goals against average. In his last start, Dec. 15 against the Prince George Cougars, he allowed six goals on 30 shots. Liston is retiring from hockey to study political science at the University of Alberta. The Giants’ netminding is now in the hands of 16-year-old rookie Payton Lee and 17-year-old Tyler Fuhr. The Giants’ next home game is today (Jan. 2) against the Kamloops Blazers at 7 p.m.

PETER RETIRES Richard “Bear” Peter is retiring from the national wheelchair basketball team after nearly 20 seasons and five Paralympic Games. The Vancouver resident and member of the Cowichan Tribes capped off his career by going two for two from the free-throw line to beat Australia 64-58 and win gold at the 2012 London Games. The medal was his third Paralympic gold. The 40-year-old was part of a core contingent of athletes that pushed Canada to the forefront of international wheelchair basketball competition. His versatility is world-class and Peter’s long reach and physicality make him a defensive force in the paint. His accuracy and passing skills also make him an offensive threat. “Bear always gave it his all on court and always made time for the mentoring of younger players off court,” Team Canada head coach Jerry Tonello said in a statement. A B.C. Sports Hall of Fame inductee and National Aboriginal Achievement Award recipient, Peter is married to women’s national team assistant coach Marni Abbott-Peter. “I love being back home and sharing my story with the people in Duncan, especially the youth,” Peter said after announcing his retirement. “I want to get the message across that every dream is achievable if you do the right things.” — Megan Stewart

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Mary Dejong-Moore, a personal trainer and indoor cycling instructor with Vancouver Parks and Rec, rides a stationary bike at Dunbar Community Centre. own bike indoors, which increases your own comfort and the realism of the riding experience. There are three primary types of indoor trainer: wind trainers, which uses a fan blade to provide air resistance; magnetic trainers, which use magnetic resistance; and fluid trainers, which use chambers filled with liquid to generate resistance. In this order, the trainers get progressively quieter and progressively more expensive. My biggest challenge with indoor riding is boredom so I set my bike up in front of the TV and watch something distracting while I ride. I’ve done a lot of indoor riding while rehabbing injuries and make a point to use a training tire so I don’t wear out my more expensive road tire with resistance from the roller. Of course, there’s really no substitute for getting out and riding outdoors, with the wind in your face and the scenery scrolling past. But a good indoor riding setup will make it easier to spend time on the bike on those wet, gloomy, chilly days. Kay Cahill is a cyclist, librarian and outdoor enthusiast who believes that bikes are for life, not just for commuting. Contact Kay at kay@ sidecut.ca.

Short, hard workouts on a trainer can fast track your fitness much better than hours pedalling to nowhere. Bicycling.com recommends these two workouts to improve your power and speed. If you’d rather tune out to the Ellen DeGeneres Show, by all means — any relaxed ride is better than vegging on the couch. Speed intervals Begin with four one-minute fastpedal intervals in an easy gear. Maintain as high a cadence as possible at 50 per cent your maximum effort. Recover for two minutes between bursts. Pedal easy for five minutes. Go hard with 10 to 12 intervals of 30 seconds “on” at 95 per cent your maximum, followed by 30 seconds “off” to recover. Stand or sit as needed. Don’t stop pedalling. Make it harder by adding intervals. Climbing bursts Simulate ascending a hill by raising your bike’s front wheel. Ride 10 minutes at a pace you can maintain for an hour but push yourself to ride at 80 per cent. Once every two minutes, stand and attack every 12 to 15 pedal strokes at an all-out effort. Spin easy for 10 minutes. Repeat three times. Make it harder by lengthening the interval to 15 minutes. — Megan Stewart

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chance to win a Grey Cup. Let’s hope Martin Rennie and the Vancouver Whitecaps take the next step along the road to a Major League Soccer championship. The Whitecaps became the first Canadian team to reach the MLS playoffs in 2012, only their second season in the league. With Rennie as coach, the Whitecaps showed remarkable improvement but still lacked consistency. Let’s hope the Whitecaps manage to meet their potential. Let’s hope Don Hay has the patience and perseverance to endure as the Vancouver Giants struggle through a frustrating Western Hockey League season. The Giants have one of the worst records in the WHL but remain a model franchise. Let’s hope Hay is already building for next season. Let’s hope goaltender Roberto Luongo finally plays in a market where he is appreciated. It’s believed the emergence of Cory Schneider will mean Luongo is traded when the NHL finally finds labour peace. In his six years in Vancouver, Luongo went from the player expected to be the final piece in the Canucks’ Stanley Cup puzzle to being the reason why Vancouver can’t get it done in the playoffs. Some of the criticism is justified but Luongo is still the best goaltender to ever wear a Canucks uniform. Luongo has handled the situation in Vancouver with class. Let’s hope he is rewarded with a chance to prove his critics wrong. Let’s hope Victoria’s Steve Nash finally wins the prize that has eluded him during his 17-year NBA career. The smooth-passing point guard left the Phoenix Suns for a three-year, U.S. $25-million deal with the Los Angeles Lakers. A fracture in his lower left leg kept Nash on the bench for 24 games but he has returned to the Lakers’ lineup. Despite his fame and fortune, Nash has never forgotten his Canadian roots. He raises money to assist underserved children and has become general manager of Basketball Canada’s senior men’s team with the goal of winning an Olympic medal. Let’s hope Nash wins an NBA title to show nice guys can finish first. Jim Morris is a veteran reporter who has covered sports for 30 years. Reach him at jamesmorris@shaw.ca.

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5070

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6007

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5060

Real Estate Services

6005

Financial Services

5035

Money to Loan Need Cash Today? Own a Vehicle?

6008

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-02

IMMACULATE TOP fl 963sf 2 br condo, insuite laundry, +55 building, $124,900 604-309-3947 see uSELLaHOME.com id5565

No Credit Checks! Cash same day, local office

5505

TOP FLR 762sf 1br condo, in-ste laundry, 45+ building Mt. Baker view $89,000. 778-822-7387 see uSELLaHOME.com id5553

6008-04

Legal/Public Notices

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public lien sale of the described personal property will be held at 11:00am on January 18th, 2013. All sales are cash only. The property is stored at StorageMart Self Storage, 1311 E. Kent Ave. N., Vancouver, BC The items to be sold are generally described as follows: Units were found to contain misc, Paintings, art supplies, video camera, sofa bed, vacuum, weights, desk, bike, DVDs, boxes & etc. NAME Jackson Butchart Jeffrey Ellis Rick Roberts

UNIT 3137 3052 1210

7005

NR EDMONDS sk/train stn. 788sf 2br 2ba condo across from Taylor pk $388,900 604-764-8384 see uSELLaHOME.com id5571

Chilliwack

HARRISON HOT SPRINGS Penthouse, 1400sf, 2bdrm, 2 decks, new appl, $239,900. Call 604-768-8879

Body Work

6008-08

Coquitlam

HUGE 1200SF 2br 2ba condo Kids, pets ok, 2nd fl with own side yard $285K 604-818-6080 see uSELLaHOME.com id5471

6008-12

6008

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-30

Surrey

CLOVERDALE UPDATED 696sf 1br condo, rents for $650 insuite laundry $99,500 604-341-9257 see uSELLaHOME.com id5500

REDUCED TO sell 1536sf 3br 2.5ba 1 owner end unit 6 yr old townhome $319K 604-833-4246 see uSELLaHOME.com id5549

604-739-3998

NICOMECKL RIVER hiking trails nr this1279sf 2br 1.5ba tnhouse w/pool, $224,900 778-240-3699 see uSELLaHOME.com id5512

RENO’D 770SF 2nd fl with new appliances insuite laundry, pets kids ok $177,777 604-530-6247 see uSELLaHOME.com id5584

6008-14

Maple Ridge/ Pitt Mead.

GUILDFORD 650SF 1br 3rd fl condo, pool, exercise rm, party rm etc, $213,900 778-834-8224 see uSELLaHOME.com id5576

IMMACULATE 984SF 2br condo insuite laundry, mountain view 40+ bldg $95,300 604-703-3839 see uSELLaHOME.com id5543

GUILDFORD QUIET 905sf top fl 2br condo, recent flooring paint etc $179,500 604-496-3397 see uSELLaHOME.com id5593

NEWTON 723SF 1br ground level w/private entry, insuite laundry $139,900 604-984-8891 see uSELLaHOME.com id5546

S. Surrey/ White Rock

LARGE 2200SF 3br 2.5ba reno’d 3 lvl tnhse w/unique loft on 3rd floor, $269,900 604-799-0213 see uSELLaHOME.com id5578

Coquitlam

For Sale by Owner

6015

THOM CREEK Ranch - House for Sale By Owner. In Chilliwack’s premier retirement complex. 2090 sq ft finished plus 294 unfinished ready to model. In the top row with superb, unspoilable views of the City, mountains and way beyond. Excellent Clubhouse. Friendly neighbours $399,000 negotiable. No HST. 604-824-1892

6008-18

New Westminster

TOP FLOOR quiet side of bldg 650sf 1br+den condo nr Hosp, & Sky train $249K 778-241-4101 see uSELLaHOME.com id5580

6008-26

6008-28

PARTIAL OCEAN view, 920sf 2br+den 2ba quiet condo, kids, pets ok. $310,000 778-294-2275 see uSELLaHOME.com id5575

Farms/Ranches Sale

West Van DUNDARAVE HOUSE 2 stories, 4 BR, 4bath, office, lrg kitchen/fam rm, 3 car heated garage, nr shops/schls, beach, 4100sf, lot 8119sf, great value, $2,388,000. 604-730-9912

6020

Houses - Sale

Houses - Sale

6020-08

Coquitlam

NEWTON HUGE 2017sf 3 or 4 br 2.5ba tnhouse w/double sxs garage $393,000 778-218-0389 see uSELLaHOME.com id5320

PRICE REDUCED 1200sf 2br 2ba upr lvl tnhouse +55 complx w/chairlift $199K 604-951-7738 see uSELLaHOME.com id5547

SURREY CENTRE ½ block to mall, skytrain, SFU, 668sf 1br+ den $227,900 604-572-9095 see uSELLaHOME.com id5609

5 ACRE South Langley horse property right on South Langley Regional trail. Clean, bright & updated, older 2368 sq ft, 2 bd home – Barn, stalls, x-fenced, pasture. 604-323-4788 PropertyGuys.com ID: 76788

6015

604-435-5555 / 604-786-4663 www.HomeBuyingCenter.ca

6020-02

Abbotsford

For Sale by Owner

1 BD top floor in Chilliwack granite counters, 9’ ceilings, stack w/d. elec f/p. Secure underground parking. $149,000. 604-795-7367

6020-04

6008-34

Vancouver East Side

Ladner/ South Delta

2BDRM+DEN/2BTH CONDO for Sale Owner must SELL. Helen 604-762-7412 $269,500.See on http://propertyguys.com/propert y/index/id/69236

2BDRM/1.5BTH INVESTMENT Property in Lower Lonsdale. 862sq ft w/ 800sq ft patio. $289,000. Call: (604) 961-4349

5BDRM/3BTH HOUSE Steveston, Richmond Ideally near Westwind & Homer elementary & McMath High schools. Dbl. glzd, lrg deck, hard -wood, reno’d bathroom & kitchen $787,000. 604-762-6921

6020-06

REAL DEPARTURE Bay-No steep stairs on cliff front. Just 2 blks to sandy, usable beach. 8 min to ferry, shopping closer. 2,600 sq ft, 2 bdrm suite, active views, 3 full baths, sep. laundries. Oversize corner lot w/ access to RV pad behind house. $439,000. Drive by 2895 Fairbanks (cnr Bay St.) Nanaimo. View by appointment. 250-585-1111, 250-729-7420

W. LADNER ½ block from the Fraser Riv,1600sf 3br character home, $545,000 604-617-3748 see uSELLaHOME.com id5599

6020-14

Langley/ Aldergrove

211/80B AV 3034sf 6br 5ba with legal 2br basement suite, quiet crescent $589,900 604-649-6030 see uSELLaHOME.com id5607

Burnaby

Chilliwack

11 ACRE lot w/1296sf 3br 2ba Updated modular home Ryder Lake area $475K 604-316-7775 see uSELLaHOME.com id5640

ALDERGROVE SXS DUPLEX 80K below assessment. $3K/mo rent $527,900 firm 604-807-6565 see uSELLaHOME.com id3428

FORT LANGLEY 2300sf 5br w/suite above 3 additional rental units $985K 604-882-6788 see uSELLaHOME.com id5533

6020-22 AGASSIZ NEW 2350sf 3br 2.5 Bath, high end finishing, huge master $369,900 604-729-0186 see uSELLaHOME.com id5603

CHILLIWACK LK 1250sf rancher w/guest cabin, .5 ac lot, 2km to lake, pool $360K 604-824-5687 see uSELLaHOME.com id5561

Richmond

6020-12

❏WE BUY HOMES❏

BURNABY South; CORNER 8810sq ft lot 3 BR 1200sf home. $999,000. No agents. 604-439-7554

NEWTON UPDATED 1007sf 2br ground lvl, private entry, insuite laundry, $196,900 604-592-2991 see uSELLaHOME.com id5598

REDUCED 3136SF 7br 3.5ba fabulous vu, below assessment CDS lot $688,888 778-898-7731 see uSELLaHOME.com id5595

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Port Moody

STEVESTON VERY large 1284 sf 2br 2ba top fl condo amazing mtn views, $455K 604-618-8362 see uSELLaHOME.com id5376

6008-30

6020

OFFERED AT assessed value 1000sf 3br 2ba home on huge 10,000sf lot $414K 778-859-0717 see uSELLaHOME.com id4272

EXECUTIVE LIVING gated 1864sf 4bedroom 2.5bath, main floor master bedroom, 19+ adult complex $568,900 604-575-7636 see uSELLaHOME.com id5552

AT ASSESSED value 2200sf 5 br 2.5ba backing onto greenbelt suite pot $379,900 604-557-2205 seeuSELLaHOME.com id5618

UPPER LEVEL end unit 1200sf 2br 2ba townhome +55 complex updates $209,900 604-574-3987 see uSELLaHOME.com id5616

6008-08

6008-42

6012

IMMACULATE 2446SF 4br 4ba t/h. Incredible view, huge master br $399,900, 604-466-3175 see uSELLaHOME.com id5226

INLET & Mtn views, reno’d 928sf 2 br condo, insuite laundry rentals ok $228,500 604-936-7547 see uSELLaHOME.com id4642

until sold*.

Condos/ Townhouses

6020-01

**RELIEVE ROAD RAGE**

One One low low price price includes: includes: one newspaper ad in one newspaper ad in 3 markets + one online 3admarkets + one online on 12 websites ad on until sold*.12 websites

6008

Langley/ Aldergrove

Burnaby

HIGHGATE RIDGE 1 level ground fl tnhse, 845sf 2br 2ba w/lge backyd $420K 604- 376-7652 see uSELLaHOME.com id5550

6008-06

Condos/ Townhouses

Abbotsford

Borrow Up To $25,000

www.PitStopLoans.com 604-777-5046

6008

New Westminster

528 E. Columbia St., New West Custom built 3 BR home, 4 baths, superb view. A must see. $789,000. Rick 604-727-0043

6020-24

North Delta

UPDATED 4541SF 7br 5½ba on large 8264sf lot, basement suite, $819,000 604-805-6614 see uSELLaHOME.com id5604 CULTUS LK gardener’s dream 1160 sf 2 br 1.5 ba rancher, a/c 50+ complex $68K 604-858-9301 see uSELLaHOME.com id5400

6020-30

Port Moody

Surrey

Trusted Vendors, Local Buyers 604-630-3300

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Trusted Vendors, Local Buyers

PRICE REDUCED, 1280sf 3br 1.5ba ½ duplex, large 4480sf lot $229,900 604-792-9287 see uSELLaHOME.com id5511 $6K BELOW assessment 850sf 2br 2ba top fl condo Westwood Plateau $279,900 604-968-4717 see uSELLaHOME.com id5633

$10K BELOW assessment, 2br+ Den or 3br, 2ba 1083sf condo, Nr SFU $339,900 604-866-7326 see uSELLaHOME.com id5557

ASKING $293K, 2 bdrm, 845sf. Great location, near transit/shops. #104-2600 E 49th. Call Pat @ Sutton WestCoast 604 220-9188.

WALNUT GROVE $435,000. TOWNHOME, End Unit Private Greenbelt Lot 2000 Sq.Ft. 3Bed 3.5 Bath To View 604-838-5958

OCEANFRONT 4700SF 5br 3½ bath main fl br, 6286sf lot, suite potenl $1,949,000 604-469-1813 see uSELLaHOME.com id5606

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REAL ESTATE 6020

Houses - Sale

6020-34

Surrey

126/70 AVE 3500sf megahome 7br 6ba 2 suites rec room 7200 sf lot SOLD!!! SOLD!!! SOLD!!! see uSELLaHOME.com id5644

132ST, 92AVE 2140sf 5br 2ba w/bsmt suite, huge 7200sf lot, updates, $529K 778-320-7506 see uSELLaHOME.com id5568

6020

Houses - Sale

6020-34

6030

Lots & Acreage

CHIMNEY HTS 3600sf 7br+den 6ba w/2 suites quiet cul-de-sac 4600sf lot $669K 604-866-3515 see uSELLaHOME.com id5597

CLAYTON IMMACULATE 3523 sf 5br 3.5ba w/bsmt suite across from park $648K 604-575-7636 see uSELLaHOME.com id5551

GREEN TIMBERS reno’d 2400 sf 4br 3ba, lg 7800sf lot, bsmt suite $559,000 604-727-9240 see uSELLaHOME.com id5617

GUILDFORD 1900SF 3br 2ba w/basement suite on huge 8640 sf lot, $489,000 604-613-1553 see uSELLaHOME.com id5608

INVESTOR ALERT Clayton 1.27 acre ppty w/1944sf 3br 2.5ba home $1,299,000 778-574-2519 see uSELLaHOME.com id5613

LANGLEY BUILD your dream home, secluded 5 ac view ppty, well inst $630,000 604-825-3966 see uSELLaHOME.com id4513

GUILDFORD MAGNIFICENT 4952sf 10br 6.5ba back on creek, main floor master br, $765K 604-581-5541 see: uSELLaHOME.com id5506

PENDER ISLAND, level building lot (3819 Pirates Rd) 0.36 ac/ 15,681 sq ft with water sewer, hydro, cable at lot line. By owner only $109,900. 604-988-2653 NEWTON NEW 2200sf 5br 3.5ba ½ duplex with 2br bsment suite $475K incl. HST 604-728-1419 see uSELLaHOME.com id5591

TYNEHEAD 3800SF 5br 4.5ba executive home 12,077sf lot, with side suite, $850K 604-575-7311 see uSELLaHOME.com id5350

6020-36

Tsawwas.

CLOVERDALE 3765SF 4br 3.5ba, on quiet CDS, suite potential in basement, $575K 604-619-0603. See: uSELLaHOME.com id5559 CUSTOM BUILT, 2200sf, 3BR+ den, 2.5 bath, new fixtures, 7300sf lot, $659K, 604-943-9600

CLOVERDALE 3850SF 6br 5ba 3lvl 2/suite potential on 1/2ac GD lot, $789,800 778-549-2056 see uSELLaHOME.com id5564

6020-38

Vancouver East Side

OPEN HOUSE Sat/Sun May 12 & 13th, 10am - 2pm, 2396 East 39th Ave. 50x140 lot, 1,050 sqft bungalow, asking $1.2 mllion.

6020-52

PRINCETON, BC 15.78 acres Panoramic views, hydro, well, pumphouse, & septic installed. $384,900. 1-250-295-1811 p15.78@hotmail.com

6035

BLOW OUT 1100SF 2br 2ba dbl wide, must be moved off Abbotsford site SOLD!!! SOLD!!! see uSELLaHOME.com id5315

HOPE, COUNTRY living 1850sf 4br 2ba rancher on lg ½ ac lot mtn vu $272,500 604-869-3119 see uSELLaHOME.com id5611

Industrial/ Commercial

1.6 ACRE OCEAN VIEW PROPERTY, in Town, Sointula, Malcolm Island, N.Vanc Island. Assessed $132,000, Sell $129,500. 5 pm 604-628-4592

6065

Recreation Property

Lots & Acreage

CHILLIWACK BUILD 5000sf Home, 10,742sf serviced flat bldg lot $279K 604-798-5050 see uSELLaHOME.com id5536

TRIPLEX- SOINTULA B&B Guest House, Malcolm Island, N.Vancouver Island. New reno, on view half acre. cost $900,000, sell $525,000. 5pm 604-628-4592

CWK 2 BR, 1 bath. 1 car garage crn lot, fenced yrd, new reno, free hold $149,900. 1-360-637-8442

HATZIC LAKE Swans Point, 1 hr from Vanc incl lot & 5th wheel ski, fish, $148,500 604-209-8650 see uSELLaHOME.com id5491

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NANAIMO, OCEAN View 1283sf 3br 2ba 4yr old home on .11 ac lot $319,900 604-308-8266 see uSELLaHOME.com id5556

Ocean Front Lux Contemp. private home on 2.73 AcresQuadra Island. 250-884-0000 www.bcoceanfronthomes.com

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PUZZLE ANSWERS ON SEPARATE PAGE PORT ALBERNI reno’d 2000 sf 5br 2 ba with 2 br basement suite 2 laundries $210K 604-542-1995 see uSELLaHOME.com id5537

SPECTACULAR ISLAND VIEWS (10) San Juan Islands, Anacortes - Biz Pt. $830,000 USD 4,100 sq.ft. on .5 acres, 5 br with in-suite bath, oversized 4 car garage 38’ long x 16’ High RV garage. Custom home ICF exterior walls, geothermal heat system. MLS# 313575 Alan Weeks 3688 Birch Way, Anacortes, ZIP 98221-8440 (425)691-9515 alanweeks@comcast.net

OWN THE land, 1092sf 2br rancher style mobile home, kids OK, $179,900 604-824-7803 see uSELLaHOME.com id5541

Okanagan/ Interior

Real Estate Investment

90FT WATERFRONT, Sointula Guest Beach House Malcolm Is. N. Vanc Is. 2 BR, water, sewer, hydro. $229K. 604-628-4592 www.sointulabeachhouse.com

ACROSS

1. Tooth caregiver 4. Greek counterpart of Rhea 7. A numbered mail compartment (abbr.) 10. New Zealand parrots 12. Political action committees 14. Fringe-toed lizard 15. Reposes 17. Winglike structures 18. MacMurray of “My Three Sons” 19. Oprah’s Broadway show

DOWN

MERRITT HERITAGE style 3070 sf 4br 5ba on 9.9ac lot detached shop, view $949K 250-378-8857 see uSELLaHOME.com id5592

LANGLEY RENOD sxs duplex +1/2ac lot, rental income $2,200 /month $479,900 604-807-6565 see uSELLaHOME.com id3186

Want your ad to be noticed? GREEN TIMBERS beautifully updated 3100sf 5br 3.5ba, suite 8400sf lot $575K 604-340-1551 see uSELLaHOME.com id5631

Recreation Property

CRANBROOK 2060SF 4br 3ba reno’d home w/side suite on 2 lots $239,900 778-887-4530 see uSELLaHOME.com id5304

VANC DNTOWN medical office 672sf+188sf common area near St Pauls hp $375K 604-572-2785 see uSELLaHOME.com id5509

6030

6065

SUDOKU

6052

6040 FLEETWOOD RENO’D 2140sf 4br 3ba, large 7100sf lot, bsmt suite $549,000 604-727-9240 see uSELLaHOME.com id5617

Real Estate Investment

Mobile Homes

CHILLIWACK REDUCED must be moved 1130sf 2br 2bath mobile $7,500obo 604-795-7570 see uSELLaHOME.com id5612

6025

6052

SURREY TYNEHEAD 1ac dev. ppty into 5.5 lots starting Jan 2013, $1,399,000 604-951-8777 see uSELLaHOME.com id5566

Other Areas BC

E. NEWTON 4000sf 8br 5.5ba 2 yr old 3 level home w/3 br bsmt suite $699K 778-895-8620 see uSELLaHOME.com id5628

FLEETWOOD ACROSS from School, reno’d 2600sf 6br 5ba w/suites $579K 604-434-3482 see uSELLaHOME.com id5577

Out Of Town Property

Surrey

LANGLEY NR town fully reno’d 2474sf home on 5ac ppty, bsmt suite $1,150,000 604-825-3966 see uSELLaHOME.com id5582 CHIMNEY HTS 3600sf 7br+den 6ba w/2 suites quiet cul-de-sac 4600sf lot $669K 604-866-3515 see uSELLaHOME.com id5597

6050

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REAL ESTATE HOME SERVICES 6065

Recreation Property

8055

Cleaning

CLEANING SERVICE. Reas rates, specializing in homes. Guar work. Refs avail. 604-715-4706 EUROPEAN DETAILED Service cleaning. www.puma-cleaning.ca Sophia 604-805-3376

8060 1 BR Time Share Membership, 1 week per year in Hawaii, Royal Aloha Vacation Club incls 3 wks banked & transfer fee. $2500. 604-261-5488, www.ravc.com

Drainage

WEST SIDE DRAINAGE & SEWER 15% OFF - 604-722-1105

8075 3 BR, lrg kitchen/lving room, 1300sf seasonal, Gambier Isl. Sea Ranch $325K 604-266-6191 ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★ Exclusive & Private Lake Shore Cottage, for all info: www.cottageonlake.ca $329,000 ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★

Drywall

ALWAYS DONE RIGHT WITH INTEGRITY

Complete Drywall Services! Textured Ceiling Specialist Quality Work Guaranteed! No Job To Small! Call Steve 604-613-4861

8080

Electrical

A. LIC. ELECTRICIAN #19807 Semi-retired wants small jobs only. 604-689-1747, pgr 604-686-2319 HATZIC LAKE 1 hr drive from Vanc, 2 vacant lots 1 is lakefront $70K is for both 604-302-3527 see uSELLaHOME.com id5588

LIC. ELECTRICIAN #37309 Commercial & residential renos & small jobs. 778-322-0934. YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guar’d. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

LOT & Trailer. This little gem is located 120 miles from Van, pool - C.H, hiking, fishing, history of Caretaker, maint $775/yr, reduced winter price $30,000. Lot 33 - 30860 Trans Canada Hwy Yale BC. Ph 1-604-792-6764

OCEAN FRONT boat access only 2 yr old 1600sf 3br 2.5ba 30min from W Van $799K 778-998-9141 see uSELLaHOME.com id5424 RV LOT at CULTUS LAKE HOLIDAY PARK with year round camping access; finished in paving stones, low fees. All ament Grt loc. Moving must sell $107,500. 1-604-795-9785

8087

Excavating

6505

one mini, paving, landscaping, stump / rock / cement / oil tank & dirt removal, paver stones. Water / sewer line, 24 hours Call 341-4446 or 254-6865

8105

Flooring/ Refinishing

6508

INSTALLATION REFINISHING, Sanding. Free est, great prices. Satisfaction guar. 604-518-7508

6510

Co-ops

(1592 S.W. Marine Dr, Vanc.) Marpole Area. Now accepting applications for a 2 BR Handicapped Unit in a family oriented complex. • Close to bus and all amenities. • Rent $966 • Shares $1900 • Sorry no dogs allowed (unless registered working dogs). • Min 2 indoor cats allowed. To apply please email: witsendcoop@shawbiz.ca Or mail: Box 409 - 1592 SW Marine Dr, Vancouver V6P 6M1

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

2 BR suite, 6 yr old house, 61st & Argyle & Knight, ns, np, new renos, avail Now, $850 incl utils, 778-837-6094, 604-676-7730

Apt/Condos

HIGHBURY APARTMENTS

Move-in Bonus – Call for details 1 BR apartments available immediately & Jan 1st. Close to UBC, shopping, transit, & beach. Small pets ok.

Phone 604-228-1417

8125

Gutters

KITSILANO BEACH, Newly reno’d - like new 2 BR ground flr ste with fridge, stove, dishwasher, washer & dryer. Avail now. 9am-9pm daily ★ 604-539-2533

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Moving & Storage

8185

AFFORDABLE MOVING 1 to 3 Men

1, 3, 5, 7 or 10 Ton $ From

45 We accept Visa, Mastercard & Interac Licenced & Insured Local & Long Distance

FREE ESTIMATES

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

Continuous Gutters Leaf Protection Systems Fascia Covers Soffits & Siding New Construction & Renovations Fully Insured/WCB

604-868-1373

www.citywidegutters.com

FLECK CONTRACTING LTD.

AT YOUR HOME GUTTER SERVICES. Installs, cleaning, repairs. WCB Insured 604-340-7189

• Oil Tank Removal • Work complies with city bylaws • Always fair & BC Mainland reasonable rates • Excellent references

CITYWIDE GUTTERS Continuous gutter installs, leaf protection, new & renos. BBB, Ins.WCB. 604-868-1373 citywidegutters.com

Off: 604-266-2120 Cell: 604-290-8592

ALLIANCE GUTTER moss removal, gutter cleaning. Will Beat Any Reputable Estimate 15 yrs exp. Steven 604-723-2526

WEST SIDE GUTTERS 15% OFF 604-722-1105 Waters Home Maintenance Gutter Cleaning, repairs, windows Free estimate 604-738-6606

8130

Handyperson

AaronR CONST Repairs & Renos, small repairs welcome. Insured, WCB, Licensed. 604-318-4390 aaronrconstruction.com

For Free Estimates Call

Serving West Side since 1987

8220

Plumbing

Complete Plumbing & Drain Cleaning Services 7 Days A Week Seniors Discounts Small Repairs to Renovations Hot Water Tanks, Garburators Sinks, Faucets, Toilets, Bath Tubs Very Reasonable Rates Licensed Plumber and Gas Fitter Call Jim

731-8875

Certified Plumber & Gas Fitter Since 1989

RENOS • REPAIRS 9129 Shaughnessy St., Van.

732-8453

* Reno’s & Repairs 24 hrs/day * Furnaces * Boilers * Hot Water Heating * Reasonable Rates * Hot Water Tanks

604-731-2443 YOUR WAY

HANDYMAN - Water Leaks? Call Angelo 604-618-3244 We do rainscreen too.

8160

Lawn & Garden

Winter Services Same Day Service, Fully Insured

SNOW REMOVAL

• Yard Clean-Ups • Pruning • Gutters • Landscaping

• Xmas Lights • Hedges • Rubbish Removal • Odd Jobs

Full Kitchen & Bath Reno’s • Plumbing Service - all types • H/W tanks • Plugged drains No job too small!

‘Old Home Specialist’

Steve ✔

604-324-3351

10% Off with this Ad! For all your plumbing, heating & reno needs. Lic Gas Fitter, Aman. 778-895-2005

For Free Estimates Call Ryan 778.809.6677 homeadvantagecontracting@gmail.com

Since 1989

RENOS • REPAIRS 9129 Shaughnessy St., Van.

732-8453

Additions, renos & new const. Concrete forming & framing specialist. Patrick 604-218-3064

RJR CONSTRUCTION Small Projects Division. www.rjrrenovator.com Call 604-254-1760

8250

Roofing

STORMRIDER ROOF REPAIRS • Concrete Tiles • Skylights • Rain Gutters

604-803-2808 WEST SIDE ROOFING

BOOK A JOB AT

www.jimsmowing.ca WILDWOOD LANDSCAPING Hedge Trimmimg & Tree Pruning & Hedge Removal Fall Clean Up Chaffer Control & Lawn Restoration. Comm/Strata/Res Aerating & Power Raking. Free Estimates. 604-893-5745

8175

Masonry

MASONRY and REPAIRS •Stone Walls •Bricks •Chimneys •Slate •Fireplaces •Pavers •Landscaping •Concrete. 10% Senior discount. George • 778-998-3689

Christmas in November: $500 cash back. We fund your future, not your past. All credit situations accepted.

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Bad, None, or NEW CREDIT? We Loan Our Own $$$$ Guaranteed Auto Loans Call Bryan 1-888-815-1314 www.kiarichmond.com

9110

Collectibles & Classics

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

FF 15% O TODAY!

604-722-1105 AT YOUR HOME ROOFING SERVICES. New roofs & repairs. WCB Insured 604-340-7189

Canam Roofing 778-881-1417 Residential roofing, new, reroofing & repairs. Peace of mind warranty. www.canamroofing.ca

ROOF LEAKS? ★ Waters Home Maintenance ★ Free Est. 604-738-6606

8255

Rubbish Removal

1967 AUSTIN Healey BJ8 Mk 3, completely restored. 75K mi, all org. Red Ribbon at All Brit. Field meet. $45,000. 604-987-3993

1969 MERCEDES Benz 280S, collector plates, excellent condition, $6500. 604-723-3654

1971 CHEVY Suburban, 3 dr 350 automatic, body work all done, needs paint and interior, air cared. $4500 obo. 604-769-4799.

1976 MGB Roadster. British racing green colour. 4 speed. New top and carpet. Engine work done. $6,995. 604-591-8566 $35/HOUR PER PERSON • 24/7 Abe Moving & Delivery and Rubbish Removal. 604-999-6020 ★KING JUNK Removal ★ Residential/Comm, Reas Rates, Free Est, 778-960-1136

RUBBISH REMOVAL

''Satisfaction Guaranteed''

STUDENT WORKS Disposal & Recycling. Trips start at $49. John 778-288-8009 www.studentworksdisposal.com

NORM, 604-466-9733 Cell: 604-841-1855

★ BATHROOM SPECIALIST★ Tiles, tub, vanity, plumbing, paint framing. From start to finish. Over 20 yrs exp. Peter 604-715-0030

Need help with your Home Renovation? Find it in the Classifieds!

9125

Domestic

1990 EAGLE Talon 1 owner, 4 cyl aircared, 129k kms, perma shine, serv/recds. $2500. 604-433-4859 1993 PLYMOUTH Sundance 126 K, 4 dr, w/hatch, 2.2L, $2000 obo. Great 1st car 604-809-6353

2005 FORD Focus Z $7,888, 96K, EH135959 Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

2006 CHEV Cobalt LT, White, 69k, alloys, pwr grp $6,495. Downtown.nissan.ca 604-257-8900

2007 FORD Focus SE, 4 dr, AC, auto, pwr grp, 68k kms, $4900 604-439-9840 or 604-612-5122

2008 Pontiac G5 28,244 kms, Automatic SE 4Dr Blue Sedan, 2.2 litre DOHC engine, cruise control, AC, remote side mirrors, power door locks, keyless entry, theft system, CD MP3 Player $9,900 Call: (604) 873-9579 email: pmgw@shaw.ca

North West Roofing & Renovations Re-Roofing & Repair. WCB & liability insur. Jag, 778-892-1530

FERREIRA HOME IMPROVEMENTS Additions ★ Renovations Concrete Forming ★ Decks Garages ★ Bathrooms Ceramic Tile ★ Drywall Hardwood Flooring

1989 JAGUAR XJS coupe, V12 159 K, pristine cond $6950 obo. Priv sale, call Bob 604-986-8516

604-722-1105

Actual Plumbing & Heating, 24/7, Seniors/Military Disc. Lic. & Insured BBB, 604-874-4808

Lic - Ins - Bonded

310-JIMS (5467)

WANT A VEHICLE BUT STRESSED ABOUT YOUR CREDIT?

★ 3 Licensed Plumbers ★ 66 years of exp. 604-830-6617 www.oceansidemechanical.com

WESTMOR Plumbing Ltd Res/Com, Professional Service flat rate 7 days/wk 604-551-8531

Collectibles & Classics

licensed - Insured - WCB

Plumbing & Renovations HANDYMAN, reno, kitchen, bath, plumbing, countertop, flooring, painting, etc. Mic, 604-725-3127

9110

Contracting Ltd

www.affordablemoversbc.com

Oil Tank Removal

Auto Finance

Residential & Commercial Renovations

604-537-4140 8193

9102

HOME ADVANTAGE

Seniors Discount

Artistry of Hardwood Floors

Refinish, sanding, install, dustless Prof & Quality work 604-219-6944

WIT’S END HOUSING CO-OP

2 BDRM, 2 BATH + DEN Spacious, Loft-style Condo 25 mins to Downtown 1250 sq ft 10’ ceilings, reclaimed brick wall. Very cental, located in Queensborough. Stainless steel appliances, in-suite laundry, large storage room, walk-in closet / ensuite in master bedroom, hardwood floors, granite countertops. Lots of shopping, transit, other amenities nearby. Pets OK. $1,900 per month. 604 377-2016 cathyserraglio@gmail.com

ANGEL GLASS, Comm/Res, windows & doors, store fronts,patio doors, mirrors etc. 2837 Kingsway, Van 604-603-9655

# 1 DRAINAGE, STONE WORK & DEMOLITION

RENTALS Apartments & Condos

Glass Mirrors

Concrete

CONCRETE SPECIALIST, patio sidewalk, driveway, exposed aggregate reas rate 604-764-2726

8073

8120

604

cont. from previous page

AUTOMOTIVE

Reasonable rates - Free Est. Pat 604-224-2112, anytime

8309

Tiling

1981 LINCOLN Town car, signature series, stock, collector plates, $3500 obo 604-792-6367

1986 PONTIAC FIREBIRD, red, v6, 2 dr, 50k, a/c, auto, exc int, 1 owner, $6500. 604-533-3191

A to Z CERAMIC TILES Installation, Repairs, Free Est. 604 444-4715 cel 604 805-4319

8315

Tree Services

Wildwood Tree Services, Exp Hedge Trimming and Removal & Tree Pruning. Free Est. 604-893-5745

1989 PORSCHE 944 Turbo, white on burgundy, all rcrds, new exhaust, 5 spd, a/c, Ltd slip, great cond! $15,900 Call 604-943-0945

2011 Dodge Charger SE 1,700 kms. Very cool,mint,smells new! $24,600obo. Gord 778-300-2538

www.BurrellAuto.com 3094 Westwood St, Port Coq 604 945-4999. 2925 Murray St, Port Moody 604 461-7995.

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Luxury Cars

9145

Scrap Car Removal

9155

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

FREE SCRAP CAR REMOVAL No Wheels, No Problem CASH FOR ALL complete cars OPEN 24 hrs incl holidays MIKE 604-872-0109 alexstowingscrapcarpickup.ca

THE SCRAPPER

1993 Mazda MX-6 LS Mint condition. Automatic 171,000 kms. V6, Auto, AirCrd, Lady owned. $3,900 firm. Call: (778) 689-6094

1997 Lincoln Town Car Signature 268K. $5,000 Call: (604) 316-2527 Great Car

2001 CORVETTE Z06 black on black, absolute mint cond, 55k. Must sell! $32,000. 604-574-7629

9155

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Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

1997 LANDROVER Defender(s) 90, 5 spd diesel, mint, 160,000km, from desert $23,900 1-780-945-7945 604-926-7087 lancebright@hotmail.com

1999 SUZUKI Grand Vitara, fully loaded, 4 door, all wheel drive, white, $6500. Call 604-518-3166

2006 Ford F150 XL, 4X4, 5.4L, extended cab, seats 6, long box, canopy, A/C, 107K. $12,950. must sell! (604) 773-4235.

2007 GMC Yukon Denali, $34,888 61K, 6 sp/auto, AWD, EH371775, Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

2009 Audi Q7 3.6 Automatic 80,000 kms, silver ext, black leather int, sunroof, tow hitch, nav, bluetooth. $40,000. Call: (604) 913-9221

9130

Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

2002 MERCEDES C320, quick Sale $9900 1 lady owner no accidents, f/load, 604-649-4542

2003 MAZDA Prote´ge´ 5, 5 spd, 140K km, new water pump, timing belt & front wheel bearings, sunroof, pwr windows, locks, cruise, aircared, nice cond. $7,000. 778-227-2010

2009 ACURA RDX Tech Pkg74K, $26,888, EH01133, auto/5 speed, fully loaded Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

Sports & Imports

1991 MERCEDES BENZ 300C. Auto, new tires. 111,000 km. Exc condition. $6,500. 604-786-6495

2002 BUICK RENDEZVOUS CXL AWD 7 Pass. 1 Owner! Sale by owner. Blue ext/grey leather interior. 3.4 Liter V6 185HP 4-speed auto, AM FM stereo, CD player, full power; heated seats, lumbar support, power windows, doors, seats, and sunroof, fog lamps, alarm keyless, backup sensor. Good cond. $4995.00 Email: Kevin@gdm-ca.com Call: Kevin @ 604-765-5840

1992 BMW 325i Auto 87,000 km, one lady owner, exc cond, no accid. $6,800. 778-8298663

1998 HONDA Goldwing SE + Champion Daytona 2+2 conv. sidecar, loaded, 36K, new cond, classic, $14,900. 604 945-0376

2005 KAWASAKI EX500R Ninja, 16K, stored 2 yrs, 1 lady owner, $3000 obo, 778-788-8136

2004 FORD F350, Diesel, pristine cond Stk# AB10252A. $15,995. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

2010 TRIUMPH American Motorcycle, 900 cc, never driven, $8500 obo. 604-533-4962 morn/ eve

Accelerate your car buying

1994 PONTIAC Trans Am GT red with grey int., well maint., lady driven $4800. Serious inquires only. Ph 604-997-2583

1994 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 Targa Manual 109,000 kms Amazon blue/tan interior. Second owner, lovingly maintained, all service records/ 11 years. Excellent mechanics and body. Offers considered. $25,900 email: jasonbarton@shaw.ca

2004 GMC Yukon XL, auto, 244Kms, 2WD, p/s, p/w, cruise. $6950. Jim 604-377-5751

2012 AUDI A4 Quattro, Premium, 29,000km, $46,500, panorama sunroof, auto, monsoon grey, black leather interior, all season tires. Snow tires optional. 604-764-8044

2003 MAZDA Prote´ge´ 5, Stk# K12555B, 5 spd, yellow, $4995. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

2004 BMW 530i, 92K, MS89364A, Auto, 6 speed $16,888 Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

2004 DODGE Durango, 4 dr SUV, 128,104 $11,995 Stk# K121193B. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

2008 FORD Pickup Lariat, 49,000km, loaded + +, $37,500 Must Sell! 604-313-2763

Vans

2008 DODGE GRAND Caravan, 54K, like new, Michelan tires, $13,900. 604-922-7367

9515

Boats

1989 19’ Bayliner Capri Blue, 2.3 litre IB Fresh water cooled Exc cond. Well maint. Lots of extras, c/w trailer . $4,695. 604-837-7564

24’ SEA RAY 240 turn key & go, eng i/o, GM V8, surveyed, good shape. $6500. 604-552-3961

9522

RV’s/Trailers

2012 MAZDA 5 GS $18,888, 33,166 km, EH32680 Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108 2007 BMW 525i 88,400km Premium Pkg, loaded $21,900 obo. 604-532-9292

2007 KIA Rio 5, 5 dr, blk, 5sp, 1 owner, 72K, exc cond, incls winter tires, $7500 obo, 604-603-2548

9173

TOYOTA HIACE CAMPERVAN 90 2.8l deisel,auto, camp in comfort $15,400. 604-275-3443

Vans

2002 WINDSTAR (Ford) 145 kms, good cond., $2975. 604-392-3909 after 4pm or all day wkends

2007 TOYOTA Camry LE, 4 dr, special leather, auto, 89K, f/load, $14,800 obo, 604-808-9518 2003 KIA Sedona EX 2tone silver /grey, 3.5ltr,auto, pw/ps, am/fm, cd, 5dr, 7pass, cloth seats, roof rack, 171K, $3900 604-820-0486 2007 VOLVO XC 90, leather, loaded, Stk# BB3125A. $17,995. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

1998 NOMAD 5th Wheel 25 ft. 1 slide; Standup/walk around Bdrm $12,000 604-796-2866

2005 40’ Vectra Cummings Diesel Pusher,Freightliner Evolution Chasis,air ride & independant front suspetion,tow package, 33610 mi.3 slides auto everything-awnings,levelling jacks,sunvisors,floor cover, retactable cord & hose etc. Air (Jake) brakes,King sleep # bed, Washer/Dryer, Lge slide out storage. Heated storage, $119,900, 778 835-3455.

2005 CHEV Astro Cargo Van, Ladder rails, 68k, a/c, $13,900 Downtown.nissan.ca 604-257-8900

2007 Volkswagen Rabbit 129,000km Single owner. Fully loaded, sunroof, heated seats, 5speed $10,500 604-329-6735

2005 FOUR WINDS Class C 30’ sleeps 7, like new cond, 132,000 km, $24,888 778-748-6874 rgprojectmanager@yahoo.com

2006 DODGE Caravan Cargo, 70k, shelves, ladder rack, $9,900 Downtown.nissan.ca 604-257-8900 2004 HYUNDAI Elantra 79 K km, 5 spd, 2.0L, 4 cyl, new clutch, a/c, loaded, $5999. 604-980-0051

2008 FORD Escape Hybrid, Grey, Stk# Y12073B, $14,995 Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

2004 MAZDA 626, black, leather, auto, ht seats, gd cond, 110k km, aircared. $8000. 604-440-4322

2008 HYUNDAI Santa Fe LTD, White, Stk# K13215A $17,995. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

2004 NISSAN Maxima SE $13,888,91k, EH64446 Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

2009 Volkswagen GTI Golf. DSG/18" rims/leather/power S/R. New tires. 65,000 kms. Factory warranty. $21,600. (604) 731-9739

2006 ALFA Luxury Mtr Home 330 CAT Diesel Pusher, 6 new tires, 35,500mi. Equiped with everything, too much to list! Exc cond. $117,000. 604-767-3894 2009 HONDA Odyssey EXL, $28,888 5 sp/Auto, FWD, M625501A, Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108 2008 NASH 25’ 5th whl, q bed, rear kitchen, 1 slide $19,000. Ph 604-792-2201 Chilliwack

CONNECTING COMMUNITIES

YOU WORK? YOU DRIVE? 2005 KIA Amante, $7995. Stock# Y11239B. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

1997 VOLVO 850 Stationwagon, loaded, well maint, new tires, $3900 obo, 604-984-0596

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2006 SATURN Ion, $5995. Stock# K12438A, Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

2003 CHEVY Venture, 7pass, red, good cond, 128K, incls snow tires, $3500 obo, 604-946-4725

1997 JAGUAR XK8 cpe, black, blk lther int, 84,000 ks, full load, all records, DB7 rims, sport pckg $9900 firm. 778-889-6557 2005 Acura MDX 122,700 kms Excellent Condition, many nice luxury features. 3rd row seating makes this a very reliable and safe family vehicle $16,000 email: jthomson0621@gmail.com

2010 MAZDA 6 GS, $15,888, 65K, EH30195 Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

2006 MINI Cooper, Grey, 58k, loaded, $16,988. Downtown.nissan.ca 604-257-8900

1992 SUBARU Loyal S/W, 4 cyl, auto, aircared, pwr grp, exc cond, all rec. $1950 obo. 604-433-3039 2002 FORD Explorer, Stk# V13081A, auto low K’s $6995. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

Sports & Imports

2006 HONDA Accord, 106,000 kms, 4 dr, auto, leather, very good cond $12,500. 604-889-4961

2001 DODGE Ram 1500, Stock# V12349B $7995. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

2007 BMW 525I, black, loaded, leather, sunroof, very clean, 130K, $24,900. 604-999-4097

9160

2011 NISSAN Versa S $12,888, 38,750 km EH98482 Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108 2001 Toyota Celica GT Auto 138,000 kms -many extras $8,950. Call: (604) 690-6235

9160 2004 Jaguar X-Type Automatic 93,500 kms Excellent condition. $10,500 Call: (604) 786-0941 email: juliekemble@hotmail.com

Sports & Imports

2005 HONDA CR-V LX $14,888, 159K, EH07986 Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES 2H

9160

2006 ACURA 3.2 TL custom fully loaded, 300 HP 6 spd. 125,000 km on body, only 44,000 km on engine $15,500. 604-241-0357 2000 BMW 328i, Stk# V11993B, Black, low K’s, $7995. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

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2005 GMC Sierra Stock# KK1373B $9995. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

JORDANI’S FREE SCRAP CAR REMOVAL. Top $$ for complete cars. 7 days/wk, 604-720-0067 1989 BENTLEY Eight, Immac, 68,000 kms, gorgeous charcoal/ tan, no accidents, show winner $19,900 obo 604-889-2525

9160

1997 TOYOTA Camry LE. 4 drs, 4 cyl, auto, a/c. Well maintained. Aircared. $3700. 604-936-1270

#1 FREE Scrap Vehicle Removal Ask about $500 Credit!!! $$ PAID for Some 604.683.2200 1987 JAGUAR XJS Cabriolet, 1 owner, lady driven, V12, ps, pb, pw, rebuilt ac, new tires, $8900 obo, Don 604-826-7012

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 2, 2013 THE VANCOUVER COURIER

2006 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT. 46,000 km. Grey. 4 drs, auto, p/w, p/l, leather heated seats, sunroof, mag wheels. Good condition! $16,000 obo. 604-240-9912

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2009 BIGFOOT 30MH28TE Top of line, immaculate, loaded, low kms, $88,650. 604-230-7546

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