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UNIT NOW CALLED COUNTER EXPLOITATION MIKE HOWELL

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CONTENTIOUS CONSULTATION: Park board commissioners kept a public meeting going until 3:30 a.m. Tuesday to discuss a new joint operating agreement for community centres.

Police arrive at end of marathon meeting VPD CALLED TO PARK BOARD MEETING AT 3:30 A.M. SANDRA THOMAS Staff writer

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nine-hour public park board meeting Monday night, regarding the centralization of the city’s community centres ended at 3:30 a.m. Tuesday with the arrival of police. The VPD was called after the remaining members of the initially large crowd at the West End Community Centre demanded the resignation of the Vision Vancouver members of the park board.

The park board voted in principle to approve a controversial plan to centralize the operation of 23 community centres, including a new financial model that will see community centre associations forced to pool revenues. For more than 40 years that revenue has been retained by those community centres’ non-profit, volunteer-driven associations and used for staffing programs, buying computers and constructing facilities such as rinks and pools. The Vision Vancouver-dominated park board argues the money should be pooled into a general account. See PARK on page 4

he Vancouver Police Department is changing the name of its vice squad as part of its ongoing efforts to build trust lost with sex trade workers over the failed missing and murdered women investigations. Deputy Chief Doug LePard said the squad will be renamed the counter exploitation unit. LePard described the term “vice” as archaic with moral implications. He said the new name reflects more closely the department’s approach to investigating files related to sex trade work. That approach, he said, is to use enforcement against sex workers only as “an absolute last resort” while focusing on their safety and building relationships to reduce barriers to reporting crime. Sex trade worker Susan Davis, an advocate for the name change, said she was pleased with the VPD’s decision to do away with the old name. “It’s this remnant of that prohibition, social gospel beginning,” Davis said. “It’s just such a strange word. I’m just so glad it’s gone.” The name change is one of several moves the VPD has made recently to improve its relationship with the sex trade and aboriginal communities. Late last year, the Vancouver Police Board approved new “sex enforcement guidelines,” which were drafted with input from groups and individuals such as Davis. The police board also adopted a more detailed missing persons policy that clearly states the importance of handling cases involving aboriginal people, the homeless and sex trade workers. See MISSING on page 4

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12TH & CAMBIE: THE 345 BY MIKE HOWELL A few hundred mostly male and drug addicted chronic offenders in Vancouver just can’t seem to shake their criminal ways.

CLASS NOTES: LOCK AND KEY BY CHERYL ROSSI The school board will ponder whether school doors should be locked in the wake of a shooting last year at a U.S. school.

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Park board accused of misleading information Continued from page 1 The board wants the money to be distributed among community centres in less affluent neighbourhoods. The evening began with park board general manager Malcolm Bromley offering a 30-page slide presentation regarding the proposal. Bromley explained the plan was designed to level the playing field between the “have” and “have-not” community centres. Dave Sexton with the Renfrew Community Centre Association was one of many in the crowd who said the presentation included misleading information. Sexton said the pre-

sentation showed his association had contributed only $50,000 towards facility renewal, when he said in fact the group has given almost $630,000 in the past 10 years. Many also took to Twitter Monday night and Tuesday morning to criticize the park board for agreeing to continue the meeting after public transportation had stopped running. Ainslie Kwan, president of the Killarney Community Centre Association, said at least 30 people on the speakers list were forced to leave because of the meeting’s length. Earlier in the day at a media briefing, Bromley told reporters that despite the

large number of residents registered to speak, the meeting would not be held over. “At 1:30 in the morning people were leaving because the buses were going to stop,” said Kwan. “Why would you not schedule this over two days?” NPA commissioner Melissa De Genova told the Courier Tuesday morning she was “appalled” the Vision Vancouver commissioners not only refused to defer the meeting despite dozens of requests, but also because they met with executive members of Vision Vancouver during the break prior to making that decision.

“That was completely inappropriate,” said De Genova. “I heard about an 80-year-old woman who left at 2:30 in the morning and had to find her own way home.” De Genova criticized the Vision Vancouver commissioners for approving the plan without further public consultation. “If they’re so proud of this why didn’t they call the meeting at a time when everyone could come out?” asked De Genova. “But last night people had to be home to get their kids to bed and get up for work. We tried, but we were voted down. And then they called the police.”

Vision Vancouver park board chair Sarah Blyth confirmed she and her fellow Vision commissioners conferred with Vision Vancouver caucus members before deciding whether to proceed with the meeting. She added it was important to continue so everyone who took the time to attend would have an opportunity to speak. “Ifelttherewerepeopleintheroom that wanted to speak that had waited so long. I know it wasn’t easy but I thought we could get through it,” said Blyth by email Tuesday morning. “We don’t generally postpone meetings.” sthomas@vancourier.com twitter.com/sthomas10

Missing persons unit has ‘99 per cent’ solve rate Continued from page 1 LePard announced the vice squad name change at a city council meeting Jan. 29 when discussing recommendations from the Report of the Missing Women Commission of Inquiry. Renaming the vice squad was not a recommendation. Of Commissioner Wally Oppal’s 63 recommendations, only one applied directly to the VPD — establishing a liaison officer whose responsibilities include assisting aboriginal people in their interactions with the force’s missing

persons unit. The majority of the missing and murdered women were aboriginal. Insp. Mario Giardini of the VPD’s diversity unit now assumes the role of liaison officer. LePard told council the department’s current version of the missing persons unit has had a solve rate of “99 per cent” since 2002. He said he knew of three unsolved missing persons cases but police believe they know what happened to the women. “Women continue to be victimized by predators,” he said. “But in terms of an ongoing problem with women going missing unex-

plained, that is not occurring.” LePard pointed to the Sisterwatch program to combat violence against women as an initiative that has helped nab predators. Several aboriginal leaders and women’s groups in the Downtown Eastside helped create Sisterwatch. Through the program, which has a tip line for reporting assaults, police made arrests in at least two cases where women were being preyed upon. LePard noted the case of Martin Tremblay, who is now in jail after being convicted of a number of sexual assaults against young

women. “We would have never been successful without the information that came from the community,” LePard said. Council also heard the VPD and the City of Vancouver continue to work on new measures to reduce the number of tickets and court warrants issued to marginalized people for minor offences. By June, the city also plans to hire two community-based liaison positions to be filled by individuals who have experience in the sex trade. mhowell@vancourier.com twitter.com/Howellings

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pparently, we have some bad guys in this city who just can’t stop committing crime. The Vancouver Police Department has a name for them: chronic offenders. Take a guess how many are out there breaking into your house or car? Try 345. Yes, a huge number. But when you consider the number of chronic offenders the department tracked several years ago, 345 seems almost manageable. “At one time, there were upwards of 800,” said Insp. Laurence Rankin in a recent presentation to the Vancouver Police Board. So where did they all go? Rankin said at least 195 of those criminals no longer fit the VPD’s definition of a chronic offender: a person who has accumulated 12 or more property crime charges in the past 12 months. Some have graduated to more serious violent crimes, some are in jail and some are dead. “It’s a bit of a misnomer that chronic offenders are exclusively property offenders,” said Rankin, noting 73 per cent of the current batch

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The VPD says there are 345 chronic offenders on the streets of Vancouver. of chronics have convictions for violent crimes. Some more numbers: • Almost 90 per cent are male and 66 per cent of those have no fixed address, meaning they may be homeless, couch surfing or simply don’t supply the cops with an address. • The average chronic offender has had 70 contacts with police and 48 convictions. Yes,

48. More than 140 of the offenders have 50plus convictions and almost 60 have 75 convictions. Yes, 75. But there’s more. Check this out — 26 offenders have more than 100 convictions each and four have in excess of 150 convictions. Yes, 150. Rankin said penalties for chronics have

ranged from conditional sentences to two years, plus a day. A recent conviction resulted in a sentence of two years and two weeks for a residential burglary. Why are these guys doing it? At least 85 per cent have a drug habit to support and 30 per cent suffer from a mental illness — a common set of factors, as pointed out in two previous reports by the VPD that detailed the alarming frequency of police calls related to mental health issues. The research showed, on average, one third of all police calls for service in Vancouver involved one or more persons apparently suffering from mental health issues. Case studies of individuals in frequent contact with police and the criminal justice system also illustrated the lack of capacity in the mental health system. One of the key recommendations from the reports was that an “urgent response centre” be built for mentally ill people. It was never built. Meanwhile, the most recent statistics from the VPD show property crime increased 8.5 per cent in the last quarter of 2012 over the same period in 2011. The most alarming increase occurred in policing district four, which includes Shaughnessy and Kitsilano, where property crime was up 15.8 per cent for the last quarter of 2012. Overall, property crime spiked by 3.7 per cent over 2011. mhowell@vancourier.com twitter.com/Howellings

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Denike said an “obviously mentally ill man” was found in a hallway at one of the schools he liaises with. It wasn’t clear whether the man intended to do anything but Denike said the man was barred from the school’s vicinity. Denike said he’s received mixed views from school staff on restricting entrances. He noted one kindergarten teacher eyes the doorway next to her downtown inner city classroom. “She’s very quick to monitor and it works out quite well, but is that really her responsibility?” he said. Bacchus said principals and other school staff know how safe their schools are. “You talk to a school custodian, they’re going to tell you if there are vulnerable areas they’re concerned about,” she said. Bacchus said some argue limiting entrance to a school could pose a risk to those seeking safety inside and could inhibit emergency responders from gaining access. “We have to be cautious before we leap into a reactionary type of mode that oh my goodness, let’s lock everything up, after really 100 years of not doing so,” Bacchus said. “We know in Sandy Hook [Connecticut] that was a locked school with a buzz-in system and, I believe, a security guard.” NPA trustees voted against what Denike denounced as a technical audit. crossi@vancourier.com Twitter.com/Cheryl_Rossi

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ing supplies and a decrease in injuries for burns and cuts related to smoking cocaine, Daly said. “We think those are good things,” she told the Courier. The experiment began in December 2011 with community health centres and agencies such as the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users and the Lookout Emergency Services Society supplying the kits to crack smokers. The kits include mouth pieces, push sticks, brass screens, heat-resistant glass stems, alcohol swabs and educational materials. Various crack smoking supplies had previously been available from agencies in the Downtown Eastside but not as one comprehensive kit. Daly said the glass stems were key to the kits, noting there was a large outbreak of pneumococcal bacterial infection among crack users in 2006. Health officials believe the infection was related to unsanitary stems which can break and cause cuts. In addition, a study published in October 2009 in the Canadian Medical Association Journal revealed a spike in HIV rates in the city’s crack smokers. Study researchers tracked 1,048 crack users over a nine-year period and found

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that 137 became HIV positive. The reason for the increase was not definitive but researchers said it could be attributed to wounds produced around the mouth when smoking crack from a pipe. Daly said the purpose of the health agency’s experiment was to establish basic information about crack users including age, gender, how often they smoke crack or share a crack pipe. Unlike the city’s 12,000 to 14,000 drug injection users who have been studied widely, there is little data on Vancouver’s crack users, said Daly, noting the ultimate goal of the experiment is to stop the spread of infectious diseases and reduce the number of hospital visits by people who smoke crack. “We’ve recognized in recent years that the number of people smoking crack cocaine has been increasing,” she said. “It’s a very marginalized group of drug users that we have not engaged with in the past.” Added Daly: “It will take a longer period of time to see if it reduces some of the disease transmission rates like HIV. We can’t do that in one year.” mhowell@vancourier.com twitter.com/Howellings

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Vancouver’s Classical Chinese Garden presents “Year of the Snake’ fair Citizens of Vancouver are invited to celebrate the Lunar New Year at the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden (578 Carrall Street, Vancouver) on Sunday, Feb. 17, from 10 am to 4 pm. The Garden presents a special “The Year of the Snake Temple Fair,” a “Hot and Noisy” (re-nao) public event that’s based on the Spring Festival temple fair where people entertain, trade, greet, celebrate and pray for a prosperous new year. The Chinese Word “Re Nao” is often used to describe the “hustle & bustle” of crowds on the street. All around the world, the Chinese Lunar New Year is one of the most exciting and colourful holidays. Families and individuals come together to wish each

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• Activities: dumpling and noodle making demonstration, incense and wish making • Arts and crafts for kids: pinwheel, colouring, face painting, balloon twisting • Lucky Red envelopes handed out by “grandma and grandpa” • Live Music Joanna Wang (Er Hu), Helen He: Gu Zhen (Chinese plucked zither), Larry Yan (flute), Toddish McWong (accordion) • Food and Drinks: candied fruit on sticks, hot tea

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It’s a Chinese New Year ‘Snake Preview’ This February is shaping up to be one of the more exciting in recent memory. As well as the new Family Day holiday and Valetine’s Day, there are the Chinese New Year extravaganzas in the middle of it all. Here are some really fun things to check out in the next two weeks:

KINGSGATE MALL’S CHINESE NEW YEAR Make your way to the mall on Saturday, Feb. 9 between 11 am and 3 pm for the Chinese New Year festivities that take place annually. Kingsgate welcomes Lion Dancers and Martial Arts experts doing demos from noon to 1 pm; plus there’s Alex Lim, the esteemed Fortune Teller, from 11 am and 3 pm (rates apply.) Also see Dr. Lyla Yip for Chinese Medicine and Pulse Reading (charges may apply.) It all takes place at 370 East Broadway at Kingsway. Contact: 604-879-0144 for more details, and don’t forget to shop for some CNY trinkets and food!

EDGEWATER CASINO PLAYS UP THE NEW YEAR Chinese New Year activities are not just for kiddies. For the grown-ups, there’s plenty to keep you feeling lucky, with the Lunar New Year Celebration at Edgewater. On Sunday, Feb 10, you’ll

enjoy the Lion Dance display, pus a Fan Giveaway, at 3pm. There will be Lucky Hot Seat Draws and Treats from 5pm to 7pm, then another Lion Dance and Fan Giveaway at 9pm. On Tuesday, Feb. 12, all Encore Rewards Members can enjoy a Lunar New Year $5 Free Play! Go to edgewatercasino.ca for more.

GUNG HAY FAT CHOY FROM OAKRIDGE CENTRE Oakridge Centre (oakridgecentre. com) will be hosting a Chinese New Year Celebration in the West Galleria on Saturday, Feb. 16 from 10:00am – 12:30pm. Year of the Snake signifies leadership, success, continuous flowing wealth, happiness and harmony. Stage performances from 10:00am – 11:00am will include: • Eye dotting ceremonies with audience participation • Chinese dragon - king of Chinese mystical animal kingdom • Aqua royale emperor southern Malaysian lion • Golden beard southern Malaysian dragon

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t’s too bad people feel so constrained in public life that they speak much more frankly when the microphones are off. Or when they think the microphones are off. Because of that tendency, it was only inadvertently that the depths of the ill will in parliaments when auditor generals come calling came to light. The association of Canadian presiding officers (Speakers and clerks) settled in to the legislative assembly chamber Friday for a panel discussion about audits. It quickly turned into a gripefest that revealed strong misgivings about the attitudes of the auditors and the impression their reports leave with the public. They would never have come to light if the legislature hadn’t left the audio feed from the room open. So the proceedings were piped right to the desks of reporters in the adjacent press gallery. It’s their legislature and their sound system. So if they send right to my desk, I feel obliged to share it. Particularly when it’s a valid viewpoint that deserves to be heard. Undergoing an audit is rarely pleasant, so you wouldn’t expect them to enjoy the experience. But the full extent of the distaste was made clear Friday. B.C. legislature clerk Craig James’s remarks about the “boiling animosity” here after last year’s audit were covered on the weekend. The most compelling outline of what it’s like for a parliamentary officer to be audited came from Audrey O’Brien, clerk of the House of Commons. Based on her experience with a federal audit, she said: “Having spent two years with the people from the auditor general’s office, one has to wonder what a performance audit of their audit would reveal.” The board of internal economy that runs the house was skeptical about the audit proposal because it came soon after the U.K. scandal over MPs’ expenses and similar smaller scandals in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. But O’Brien said: “Because [MPs] were portrayed in the media as being in a battle with Sheila Fraser, who was then the auditor general and basically an iconic Canadian for many reasons, this was not a battle they could win.” So they went along with the exercise. (Michael Ferguson later succeeded Fraser.) O’Brien was refreshingly candid about the experience: “We found we were locked in many cases in a kind of circle of hell that proved to be impossible to get out of.” The auditors had expectations about procedures elsewhere in government that just weren’t applicable to the House of Commons. MPs get budgets and rules about how to spend money. “But they’re not exhaustive, nor do they infantilize members to the point where you’re told how every $5 gets to be spent, or what you get to have for lunch, or who you get to have lunch with,” she said. “This is not any of our business as far as we’re concerned.” The important things are simply to stay within the budget and follow the rules. “This did not prove difficult for them [the auditors] to understand, it proved impossible for them to understand,” she said. There were a lot of semantic arguments about policy and conflicting recommendations about structures. O’Brien said there were some helpful recommendations about procurement and contracting. But after two years of suspicious digging, they didn’t come up with much. Summing up the auditors’ attitude toward elected officials, she told the audience: “I don’t know what it is that makes you people run — it’s got to be the most ungrateful position on the face of the earth. “You could show up in a saffron robe and a begging bowl and you would still not be sufficiently humble to satisfy a good proportion of the critics. I say God bless you for running and putting up with this.” The general impression left by the clerk is that auditors are zealous to the point of absurdity when it comes to scrutinizing politicians in parliamentary audits. Although there have been a few findings of wrongdoing over the years, audits are much more likely to find shortcomings that allow the potential for venality, rather than venality itself. Just So You Know: The audit found most procurement contracts were out of compliance with various rules, which prompted some changes to the process. But after all the examination of MPs’ expenses, the audit concluded between 93 and 98 per cent met the various guidelines. lleyne@timescolonist.com

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arenting. It can be such a joy — and a pain in the behind. The scolding part for instance. Don’t enjoy it, but it has to be done when the need arises. But what do you do when you see other people’s children misbehaving? I’ve come to the conclusion it’s a balancing act, but I wish more adults would speak up when they witness bad behaviour or hear foul language in the public domain. Though I’m loath to use the “kidstoday”excuse,childrenseemlessconcerned now about using bad language or behaving badly when their parents aren’t around. It’s as if the other grown-ups in the vicinity are invisible. Sometimes, the problems are easy to solve. For example a few years back, when some older kids (they were all of 10 or 11 years old) were swearing as if they were in a Quentin Tarantino movie at a playground, I asked them to tone it down in a toned-down voice. “Hi there. Can you guys stop swearing? There are lots of little kids here and I don’t want my children to hear these words and start repeating them.” (What I really wanted to say was, “Look you little #@&%. Can you stop with the vulgar potty mouth.” Didn’t think that would be very smart, though. They were momentarily stunned that I deigned to speak to them, but they acquiesced. Some even looked embarrassed, but they were probably the ones not swearing. Mentioning the effect their language had on the younger kids seemed to carry more weight than if it upset me or any of the other parents. In this case, it was mostly grandmothers who spoke little if any English. Perhaps that’s why they thought they could curse an unfettered blue streak. More recently, friends were over for dinner with their two children, who are the same age as my two kids. Early on in the evening, my charming but sometimes too smart alecky-for-his-own-good son blurted to his kiddie classmate, “You’re such a loser.” You’re mortified, aren’t you? I certainly was. Without missing a beat, the boy’s dad turned to my son and in a stern voice said: “Hey, that wasn’t nice. You don’t say things like that.” After getting over the shock of hearing my son speak these unkind words and wondering where he’d heard them, I applauded Bob for immediately speaking up and giving my son what for. In fact, I’ve given my friends the liberty to rein my son in anytime he steps out of line. It’s good for him to hear it from other non-family grown-ups. My son was crestfallen to hear Bob speak so strictly to him. He wasn’t off the hook yet, though. I took my little charmer aside to ask why he would say such a mean thing to his friend and told him to apologize immediately. I’m not quite sure he understood the weight of the word loser, but he wasn’t getting off. Later, when I asked where he’d even heard those words, my daughter, who is almost three years older, piped up and said a cartoon. I let my kids watch Saturday morning cartoons, the same ones I watched as a kid (Bugs Bunny, Scooby-Doo, Batman, Spiderman, The Flintstones), the Knowledge Network or occasionally YTV. I’d better pay closer attention, especially with YTV and what my son hears. He’s too much of a mimic and will often repeat verbatim what he hears on the radio or TV. While some of what he repeats is funny (he nails the Fortis BC ad about gas smells), he obviously hears things that get a reaction and feels a need to try them out for himself. Mimicking strikes me as more prevalent among boys. My daughter just seems to know not to say mean things — except to her brother. Recently, after an indoor soccer practice, the team was told not to climb onto the gym equipment. My son did and I grabbed him right off and said, “Didn’t you just hear what the coach said?” (I have a low tolerance for outright disobedience.) To a teammate, who is prone to scrapping with the other boys, and was also not listening, I said: “Sweetie, you’re not supposed to do that.” He replied, with a surprising amount of venom, “You’re not my mother.” “No,” I replied, “I am not. But I am a grown-up and if I see you doing naughty things, I’m going to tell you to stop.” I was worried I had crossed the line. But his mother backed me up. As adults, shouldn’t we be less fearful about speaking up when a child is out of line? Every situation is different and battles and words should be chosen carefully but when cruel words are spoken or pushing and shoving unfold on the playground, damn straight I’m going to say something if the other parent isn’t nearby. fhughes@vancourier.com twitter.com/HughesFiona

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Re: “The birth of Vancouver’s 22 neighbourhoods,” Jan. 28. Thanks to Fiona Hughes for exhuming the backstory on Vancouver’s 22 neighbourhoods (Jan 28). Just last week I spent about six hours at two open houses for “Norquay Village,” a project to mass rezone 1,900 single-family homes in East Vancouver, together with associated commercial areas. (The land mass originally staked out for Norquay encompassed almost 500 acres.) Lately, I’ve been trying to explain to a reporter where this manufactured locality sprang up from, how it got its name — and why it cannot be found listed as a neighbourhood on the city web site. Vancouver established CityPlan in 1995 as the city’s supposed future. Nine of those famous 22 neighbourhoods underwent extensive and expensive visioning processes between 1997 and 2010. Nineteen “neighbourhood centres” were designated to implement that visioning. The first centre at Kingsway and Knight in Kensington-Cedar Cottage (KCC) got specified in 2002 and approved in 2004. Norquay Village — located in Renfrew-Collingwood, except for an afterthought incursion back into KCC — started off with a council document in 2005 that said: “Planning of Norquay Village can be completed in 2006 using existing staff and remaining program funding.” Still struggling onward, Norquay since 2006 has been the subject of 14 separate sessions in

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eight separate open houses. Put us in the book of records? To all appearances, the NPAVision Vancouver axis has abandoned CityPlan, its neighbourhoods, and their community visions for their own oddly urgent and ever-expansive ad-hockery. Joseph Jones, Vancouver

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Re: “The birth of Vancouver’s 22 neighbourhoods,” Jan. 30. I can’t believe your history of the 22 neighbourhoods didn’t even mention Maurice Egan. He was appointed director of Vancouver’s new social planning department in 1969. Completely separate from the planning department, this was a very progressive step at the time. While Ernie Hill and the United Way initially raised the need to define local neighbourhoods and set some boundaries, it was Maurice Egan that refined those boundaries and presented them to the TEAM council of the day to be officially established and used as the city’s basis for planning. He began his work by assigning area planners to local areas (composites of neighbourhoods) to bring service providers and residents together to plan on the basis of local requirements and help facilitate much of work done by local neighbourhood groups. For example, it was social planners and Egan, working in concert with local citizen groups, that provided council with a credible rationale to stop the planning department’s proposed freeway

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from cutting through Strathcona and the city. In retrospect, his influence in this city and the result of his many endeavours have left a rich legacy. Joslin Kobylka, Vancouver

PARK BOARD PLAN A VISION-LESS PLOY To the editor:

Re: “Community centres protest park board’s plan,” Feb. 1. I oppose the park board’s plan to take control of community centre revenue. This ploy is one more component in Vision Vancouver’s plan to replace residential neighbourhoods with a uniform, city-wide grid of habitations, in which neighbourhood identity has neither relevance nor influence. In its place, Vision Vancouver wants to foster an environment without local centres of coherence. For in that way, residents have less and less to stand up for and defend, thus rendering them increasingly manipulable by the top-down administration favoured by Vision Vancouver. In its vision, Vision Vancouver sees only ways to implement its programs: laneway housing, elimination of vital roadways in order to facilitate real estate development, cancellation of residential zoning bylaws, rampant densification. It never considers the effect of these programs on the habitability of the city which it governs. To Vision Vancouver, habitability means stuffing as many people as possible into the smallest space, with bicycle corridors inserted to relieve congestion. Eric Levy, Vancouver

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lack History Month launched at city hall Feb. 1 with music, poetry and dance in front of a standing-room only crowd gathered in council chambers. The celebration, emceed by Vision Vancouver park board commissioner Constance Barnes, included the reading of an official proclamation by Mayor Gregor Robertson, which was presented to Nalda Callendar, executive director of the National Congress of Black Women Foundation, to mark the group’s 20th anniversary. The event also included readings from the recently released Great Black North: Contemporary African Canadian Poetry, including one by the book’s co-editor Kevan Anthony Cameron, aka “Scruffmouth.” Canada Post also unveiled two new stamps at the event to mark Black History Month, including one honouring Montrealborn jazz pianist Oliver Jones and another recognizing Vancouver’s first lifeguard, Joe Fortes.

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In celebration of Black History Month, the city also partnered with the Vancouver International Film Festival to present movie screenings and performances, including the premiere of Salty Dog Blues Feb. 7 at 7 p.m., and Rocksteady: The Roots of Reggae, Feb. 11 at the Vancouver International Film Centre, 1181 Seymour St. For a full schedule of screenings, visit viff.org.

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As well, the sixth annual Pan-African Slam takes place Feb. 10 at 8 p.m. at Calabash Bistro, 426 Carrall St. If the poetry readings we heard at city hall are any indication, this evening of poetry and music promises to be a good one.

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Meanwhile on Feb. 16, the Roundhouse Community Centre presents, Black History Month: Hold Onto Your Tongue from noon to 4 p.m. Hold Onto Your Tongue is an annual community event in celebration of International Mother Language Day. Everyone is welcome to take part and experience music, storytelling, art, exhibits and food that celebrate linguistic and cultural diversity. For more information and a list of city events, times and tickets visit vancouver. ca/news and search for “Black History Month.”

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The CIBC Lunar Fest lights up the Vancouver Art Gallery Feb. 15 to 17 with lanterns, dancing and music. This free event celebrates the start of the Lunar New Year, which in 2013 marks the Year of the Snake. New this year is Dump-

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Top: Bass player John Howard and trumpeter Langston Raymond appeared at city hall last week to help launch Black History Month. Bottom: Kevan Anthony Bottom (a.k.a. “Scruffmouth) will take part in the sixth annual Pan-African Slam. He’s co-editor of Black North: Contemporary African Canadian Poetry.

ling Fest, featuring dumplings from various Asian countries. For more information, visit lunarfest.org/2013.

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The Year of the Snake will also be celebrated at Granville Island, where a procession takes place Feb. 10 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The procession will wind its way throughout the public market and Net Loft, and weather permitting, Creekhouse and Railspur Alley.

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One of the most popular of this city’s Lunar New Year events has to be the annual parade, which this year takes place at 11 a.m. Feb. 17. This is the 40th anniversary of the parade, which this year is longer than ever and includes more than 3,000 participants, so it’s expected to take at least two and a half hours. Watch for lion dancers, martial arts performances, marching bands and more. For more information and a route map, visit cbavancouver.ca. sthomas@vancourier.com twitter.com/sthomas10

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community correspondent Get to know your neighbours DENSE WEST END LIVING REQUIRES COOPERATION AND MANAGED PUBLIC SPACES

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e all have neighbours. But West Enders have more neighbours than almost anyone in Vancouver. In 2011 44,543 people lived in the West End — which equates roughly to 44,543 daily potential conflicts in the West End. From sharing dog parks to the ugly naked dude across the courtyard who insists on keeping his curtains open at all times, this kind of high-density living is rife for disagreement. For example, in my 1977 low-rise, wood-frame building (read: paper-thin walls), my next door neighbours believe that it is absolutely necessary to use a bass subwoofer to maximize the sound of their stereo in 500 square feet. A bass subwoofer. Perhaps this is the trade-off for living in what is often touted as “the densest neighbourhood in North America” (after Manhattan). And while indeed the West End is dense, it’s all about how you look at it. While the West End’s population has increased by 19 per cent over the last 40 years and accounts for 7.4 per cent of the city’s total population, according to the City of Vancouver, it no longer has the highest population density of any neighbourhood in the city. In recent years other downtown

neighbourhoods have surpassed the West End with their high-rise residential tower developments, making the West End the fourth most densely populated neighbourhood after Triangle West, Citygate and Downtown South. Confused? In case you haven’t considered a property purchase in Triangle West lately (see: City of Vancouver planning department for obscure neighbourhood references), you should also note that two of these three neighbourhoods border the West End. None of this mitigates the fact that my neighbours have a bass subwoofer. Noise issues aside, high-densitycanyieldunexpectedbenefits. In my new apartment, my living room is so close to my neighbour’s balcony, that last week she was able to ask me to go around and open her front door when she inadvertently locked herself outside. Which begs the question, if yousupporthigh-densityliving for all of the well-researched and clearly articulated social, environmental and economic benefits, how do you do it well? To begin, you invest in wonderful public spaces. When you’re living in such close quarters, sometimes you need to get out of them. The West End is home to both the seawall and Stanley Park, two of my favourite examples internationally of brilliantly designed and managed public spaces. My second piece of advice is get to know your neighbours. While this doesn’t mean having them over for weekly Sunday dinner, a general friendliness builds community, increases safety (the importance of knowing the residents in your building is particularly

On Friday you won’t believe your eyes.

relevant after last week’s horrific stabbings), and has the added bonus of heading off conflict before it starts. It’s always more difficult to use your bass subwoofer to amplify the shooting sounds on your video game when you know you’ll be disturbing the friendly couple next door who always says hi in the elevator. And perhaps, just in case this doesn’t yield the anticipated results, enforce a new building standard requiring concrete buildings (including low-rises) to ensure that noise complaints are a thing of the past. Bass subwoofers for everyone! Dara Parker is a West End resident and the executive director of Qmunity, a resource centre for the lesbian, gay, trans, bi and queer community.

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West End living can be cheek by jowl but high-density living has unexpected benefits, says Courier community correspondent Dara Parker.

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What is Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival (VIMFF)? ! Annual international 10-day community festival, featuring mountain film screenings, live multimedia presentations, photography exhibitions, workshops, seminars and other special events. ! Travelling show with awarded films, visiting 40+ communities across Canada, the US, Europe and Asia each year, and offering additional 5-day Speaker Series program every Fall in North Vancouver. ! Forum for the exchange of ideas between film makers, outdoor enthusiasts, athletes and the public. ! Event encouraging the most artistic and effective forms of communicating mountain-related experiences, inspiring audiences, and affirming the culturally–and environmentally–sensitive values inherent in active outdoor lifestyles.

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ALAN FORMANEK Festival Director I moved to Vancouver in 1992 from Slovakia, founded VIMFF in 1998 and have directed it ever since. I am blessed with being able to work with our great and lovely staff and volunteers, creating something out of nothing, and not leaving much of a footprint; energy that truly inspires and changes lives. I also run other mountain festivals in Europe, and climb and stay outdoors as much as I can

MARC HEWITT Director of Operations I have been with VIMFF since 2008, and from 2011 onwards I have been directing the Festival’s operations, strategy, and marketing. In my regular life, I’m a financial analyst and spend my free time snowboarding, rock climbing, backcountry skiing, and playing beach volleyball. I love the energy I get from the films, speakers, audience, and staff at the VIMFF events!

TOM WRIGHT Film Competition Manager, Jury Coordinator I am the Film Competition Manager and Jury Coordinator for VIMFF. I am proud to be involved in the organisation of this festival as it brings our community together to share stories and ideas and gives people inspiration to pursue their dreams in the mountains. I moved to Vancouver from England almost 4 years ago and I now love these Coast Mountains for the fantastic climbing and skiing they offer.

STEVE THRENDYLE PR and Marketing Manager Constantly amazed by the high quality of entries that VIMFF receives, I was on the jury for the first VIMFF in 1998. I am a committed mountain culture enthusiast, I have worked for Arc’teryx, Mountain Equipment Co-op, and the Canadian Tourism Commission. This year, I am performing both social media and PR duties - ‘like’ VIMFF on Facebook or follow the vimff on Twitter.

KELLY GREEN Production Manager VIMFF brings together a vibrant spectrum and a unique community, from staff and volunteers to adventurous speakers and filmmakers. I am blessed with my 7th year with VIMFF, working with Production to orchestrate stories, ideas, passion and purpose. These experiences enhance my life in outdoor and community based work and play in Jasper, free me to live well, travel wide and share happiness and respect.

ANDERS MJOS Production Manager For VIMFF I do production and projection. When not working for VIMFF I produce rare isotopes at the local cyclotron. I enjoy working with the great team of VIMFF volunteers and I am getting inspired every year by the VIMFF films and presentations.

SAMMY KUCHMAK Production Manager I am going onto my fifth year of volunteering at VIMFF and couldn’t be happier with my involvement. This will be my third year as the Production Manager at Pacific Cinematheque. I come back each year as the films and speakers always inspire me to push my boundaries and comfort levels in the outdoors. During this wild, wild week, I love surrounding myself with the community and the energy that VIMFF generates.

TAVI PARUSEL Audio-Visual Coordinator I love working at VIMFF because I get the perfect excuse to see amazing films about inspiring stories and adventures. I am also a documentary filmmaker and enjoy traveling around the world to experience different cultures. It is so great to be part of such an exhilarating festival!

JENNIFER SANGSTER Production Manager As a climber, hiker and paddler I will always remember my first festival night and how inspired I felt by the films, the speakers, and the strong sense of community. I’ve been with VIMFF for a few years, first volunteering and now as production manager for the Rio Theatre. It has been amazing to work with such warm, like-minded people who want to share the same inspiring experience with so many others.

SIENEKE TOERING Lobby and Volunteer Coordinator I’ve been involved with VIMFF for a few years. Starting off as volunteer myself, now being the Volunteer Coordinator and doing a bit of venue management. I love meeting all kinds of fun and inspiring people and being able to watch the amazing films and photography! Coming from the Netherlands I’m trying to spend as much time on the mountains with my board or bike as possible.

VIMFF FILM JURY JONI COOPER Joni is a passionate outdoor enthusiast with extensive international experience in festival management and film production. She is the programming director for the Banff Mountain Festival at The Banff Centre where she is responsible for the planning, program development, and production. She also serves on National Geographic’s Adventurers of the Year advisory board.

MIKE BERARD Originally hailing from Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Whistlerbased Coast Mountain Culture magazine editor, Mike Berard, has scribed professionally for nearly a decade. His work has been featured in publications around the globe, including The National Post, Bike, Powder, Snowboard Canada, SBC Skier and The Ski Journal.

BILL WESTWELL Bill is a North Vancouver native with a lifelong love of both the mountains and film. Since being introduced to rock climbing in boy scouts so many moons ago, he has found himself addicted to the steep, the rocky and the media surrounding it. For the past 12 years he has been working as a technical supervisor, sound designer and audio engineer in post production audio for film.

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FRIDAY FESTIVAL OPENING

CENTENNIAL THEATRE | 7:30PM Presented by Mountain Hardwear FILM / The Kyrgyzstan Project (USA, 2012, 20 min, dir. Jim Aikman): Follow three elite climbers on a restorative journey to the granite big walls of Kyrgyzstan in Central Asia. PRESENTATION / Tim Emmett: Fast Times At Tim’mount High: From opening new exit points and wingsuit flying off the Chief, to deep water soloing and first ascents in the Himalayas. ! INTERMISSION PRESENTATION / VIMFF 2013 Mountain Photo Competition Awards FILM / Autana (UK, 2012, 55 min, dir.Alastair Lee): Leo Houlding & team head deep into the Amazon in an attempt to make the first ascent of the East face of the remote Autana Tepui.

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ADVENTURES IN THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE RIO THEATRE | 3:00PM FILMS / The Impossible River Journey (Norway, 2011, 90 min, dir. Arild Mehn-Andersen): He wanted to cross the African continent in a canoe, but found himself accompanied by an illegal refugee from South Sudan. PLAN C-14 (Argentina, 2012, 20 min, dir. Nicolas Mu): Two industrious 70-year-old friends adapt their bicycles to fit a railway and embark on a unique journey. THE BOY WHO FLIES (Canada, 2012, 45 min, dir. Benjamin Jordan):Adventuring into the heart of Africa, a paraglider instigates a young man’s potentially deadly quest to take to the skies.

SKI-MOUNTAINEERING SHOW

CENTENNIAL THEATRE | 7:30PM Co-presented by Arc’teryx and Clif Bar & Company PRESENTATION / Greg Hill – Manaslu Avalanche 2012: Greg Hill returns to VIMFF with his riveting tale of survival on Manaslu (8156, 8th highest mountain in the world). ! INTERMISSION FILM / Futher (USA, 2012, 80 min, produced by TGR): Explore some of the world’s most remote mountain terrain while camping deep in the backcountry and on the summits of un-ridden lines.

BIG AIR SHOW

RIO THEATRE | 7:30PM FILMS / Light Line (France, 2012, 5 min, dir. JB Chandelier): Follow JB as he skilfully flies around the coastline of France. Smitten, Lucky Chance (Australia, 2011, 12 min, dir. Ed Thornhill): Lucky Chance is a young Australian rock climber, free soloist, gymnast, slack liner and circus enthusiast. PRESENTATION / Dion Vuk: The Sky Is Your Playground: Join iParaglide as Dion Vuk takes you on a guided tour of paragliding: from taking your first steps off the ground to flying ever greater adventures in the sky. FILM / Karakoram Highway (Belgium, 2012, 42 min, dir. Olivier Boonjing): Northern Pakistan, June 2011. A trio of Belgian paragliders arrive in the Karakoram mountain range with the objective to break flying records. ! INTERMISSION FILMS / Paragrinding (Canada, 2012, 8 min, dir. Devon Cooke): A weekend warrior from Vancouver documents his quest to complete a personal one-day urban biking / hiking / paragliding triathlon. Birdmen (USA, 2012, 42 min, dir. Matt Sheridan): ... following the dream of human flight, from its inception in ancient times to the modern world.

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CENTENNIAL THEATRE | 7:30PM FILMS / The Trip (USA, 2012, 1 minute, dir. Dale Baskin): Sometimes it’s just best to unplug! The Beauty Of The Irrational (South Africa, 2012, 6 min, dir. Dean Leslie): The act of running in the wild is very basic, almost primal. It is an utterly simple, beautiful thing that can be both scary and fascinating XS-NRG (Canada, 2004, 46 min, dir. Angus Mclellan): Four ultra-marathon runners attempt to conquer the 180km Sunshine Coast Trail, non-stop. PRESENTATION / Eagle Walz – The Sunshine Coast Trail: Eagle Walz, who envisioned the 180 km long Sunshine Coast Trail over 20 years ago, will speak about what has happened on the trail since the movie XSNRG was filmed in 2004. ! INTERMISSION PRESENTATION / Dave Cressman: 18 Years Of Snowshoeing And All I Have To Show For It Is This Ugly T-shirt! Snowshoe running? Sounds a bit odd, but when you think about it, it’s just trail running when the trails are covered with snow. PRESENTATION / Pushpa Chandra – Running On Ice: A runner’s perspective on the North Pole and Antarctica. PRESENTATION / David Crerar, Ken Lagg & Ean Jackson – Adventures In Baggery: Slides and stories on the Bagger Challenge, a fun and informal peak-bagging contest for the Vancouver North Shore mountains. PRESENTATION / Gary Robbins – Fueled By Cheese: North Vancouver ultramarathon runner Gary Robbins went to Chamonix, France to compete in the UTMB – A 168km run around Mont Blanc.

MOUNTAINEERING SHOW

PACIFIC CINEMATHEQUE | 7:30PM FILMS / A New Perspective (USA, 2012, 9 min, dir. Corey Rich): Young climbing star David Lama takes his sport climbing skills to the alpine big walls of the Karakoram. The Old Breed (USA, 2012, 26 min, dir. Rufus Lusk & Freddie Wilkinson): Alpinist Freddie Wilkinson takes us with him on an adventure of true exploratory alpinism. PRESENTATION / Sandy Briggs – Mountaineering On Vancouver Island: Stories and images from mountaineering and climbing in the BC’s Little Alps on Vancouver Island. ! INTERMISSION FILMS / Shattered (USA, 2012, 5 min, dir. Tyler Stableford): When you’ve given everything, what do you have left? Mountains In Motion: Canadian Rockies (Canada, 2012, 15 min, dir. Doug Urquhart & Paul Zizka): A short film documenting the life of the alpine landscape through time-lapse photography. Non Cosi Lotano - Not So Far (Italy, 2012, 37 min, dir. Herve Barmasse): In 2011, Herve Barmasse chose the three most important mountains of his home in Italy’s Aosta Valley upon which to create three new routes

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AFTERNOON OF ADRENALINE RIO THEATRE | 3:00PM FILMS / The Gimp Monkeys (USA, 2012, 9 min, dir. Fitz Cahall & Mikey Schaefer):What has four legs, five arms & three heads? Focal Point (Germany, 2012, 4 min, dir. Bjorn Fisher): Mountain unicycling pioneer Kris Holm rides urban obstacles and the famously difficult trails of North Vancouver. Down The Line (Canada, 2012, 22 min, dir. Francois-Xavier “Fix” De Ruydts): Down deep slots and magnificent waterfalls, a handful of dedicated Vancouverites are bringing a new outdoor sport to BC – Canyoneering. Ernest (USA, 2012, 5 min, dir. Samuel Bricker): Born in 1924, this humble mountain man cherishes his active life. Western Gold: Squamish (Canada, 2012, 15 min, dir. Alex Savage): An adventure to the tallest, hardest, most aesthetic boulders Squamish has to offer. ! INTERMISSION FILMS / Moonwalk (USA, 2012, 4 min, dir. Mikey Schaefer): Dean Potter highlines across a desert landscape with a massive full moon as his backdrop. Terra Sacra Time Lapses (Canada, 2012, 6 min, dir. Sean White):An around-the-globe journey celebrating our Sacred Earth. One Step Beyond (France, 2012, 55 min, dir. Sebastian Montaz-Rosset): One Step Beyond takes us behind the scenes for a close up look at the lives of people involved in extreme sports.

SEA KAYAKING SHOW

PACIFIC CINEMATHEQUE | 7:30PM FILM / Salish Oars (Canada, 2012, 19 min, dir. Markus Pukonen): Four men get in a rowboat to circumnavigate Vancouver Island, a distance of about 900 Kilometers. PRESENTATION / Justine Curgenven – The World Is My Sea Kayak: Stories, images, and film clips from sea-kayking the most remote corners on Planet Earth ! INTERMISSION FILM / Tierra Del Fuego (UK, 2012, 52 min, dir. Justine Curgenven): A British couple are trying to become the first people to sea kayak 1,600km around the remote & windswept islands of ‘Tierra del Fuego’.

A NIGHT WITH THE SHERPAS

RIO THEATRE | 7:30PM FILM / All.i.can (Canada, 2011, 76 min, dir. Dave Mossop & Eric Crosland): An unparalleled cinematic experience, All.I.Can is a stunning exploratory essay that compares the challenges of big mountain skiing to the challenges of global climate change. PRESENTATION / Live Q&A with the Sherpas and a look behind the scenes of the JP Auclair street segment.

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CENTENNIAL THEATRE | 7:30PM FILM / A Winter North: Skiing The Sacred Headwaters (Canada, 2012, 10 min, dir. Ken Voeller): Skiing in the diverse ecosystem of the Sacred Headwaters – currently threatened by many resource extraction projects. PRESENTATION / Damien Gillis - Fractured Land: A Transmedia Project: A multi-media show from making the film Fractured Land. PRESENTATION / Paul Colangelo – Surviving Todagin. National Geographic Explorer Paul Colangelo recounts living in the wilds of Todagin Mountain for five months. ! INTERMISSION PRESENTATION / Zack Embree: #bluedrops #uberdrop: This past month, Zack Embree created a public art event which gathered 350 people outside of the Enbridge Hearings in downtown Vancouver. FILMS /Groundswell (USA/Canada, 2012, 25 min, dir. Chris Malloy) This is the story of a group of surfers who set sail along the pristine British Columbia learning about an oil-pipeline proposal that threatens to change this area forever. Rocking The River With Yow & Pow (Canada, 2012, 4 min, dir. Danny McCreery) A small grassroots organization realised the gap between youth and connection to land so they created a program with that purpose. Reflections: Art For An Oil Free Coast (Canada, 2012, 22 min, dir. Cameron Dennison) On an expedition organized by the Raincoast Conservation Foundation, 50 artists band together to protest the Northern Gateway project.

MOUNTAIN BIKE SHOW 1

RIO THEATRE | 7:30PM Presented by Arc’teryx

PRESENTATION / Harald Philipp – Descending The Gnarliest Summits In The Alps: Videos and photos from the most spectacular mountain ranges in Europe, from Matterhorn to the Dolomites and Tirol. ! INTERMISSION FILMS / Lacon De Catalonia (Spain, 2012, 4 min, dir. Niels Windfeldt): Andreu Lacondeguy has for the last six years been one of the biggest profiles in the MTB freeride world. Strength In Numbers (Canada, 2012, 52 min, dir. Anthill Films): Tire to ground, foot to pedal, hand to bar – communities drawn together by trails of dirt.

POLISH MOUNTAIN SHOW

PACIFIC CINEMATHEQUE | 7:30PM Presented by Consulate General of the Republic of Poland PRESENTATION / Raphael Slawinski’s 60 Min, 6 Mountains: Polish alpine climber based in Calgary talks about his climbs in the Rockies, Alaska and Pakistan. ! INTERMISSION FILM / Art Of Freedom (Poland, 2012, 70 min, dir. Marek Kłosowicz & Wojtek Słota): How is it possible that in the 1970s and 80s Polish mountain climbers were among the best in the world?

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FREERIDE EXPLORATION CENTENNIAL THEATRE | 7:30PM Presented by Arc’teryx FILM / Where The Trail Ends (Canada, 2012, 80 min, dir. Jeremy Grant): A film following the world’s top freeride mountain bikers as they search for untraveled terrain around the globe ! INTERMISSION PRESENTATION / Harald Philipp: Descending The Gnarliest Summits In The Alps: Videos and photos from the most spectacular mountain ranges in Europe, from Matterhorn to the Dolomites and Tirol.

VIMFF CLIMBING SHOW

RIO THEATRE | 7:30PM Presented by Consulate General of Switzerland FILM / The Descent (USA, 2012, 1 min, dir. Dale Baskin): Sometimes it’s just best to unplug! PRESENTATION / Nina Caprez – About A Different Life: Nina Caprez comes to VIMFF to tell about her different lifestyle as a pro climber and about the way she got there. FILM / Silbergeier (France, 2012, 20 min, dir. Vladimir Cellier): The first female ascent by Nina Caprez of Silbergeier, 8b+ (Switzerland), one of the hardest multipitch route in the world. ! INTERMISSION FILMS / Sandstone (Czech Republic, 2012, 30 min, dir. Petr Kaspar): Introducing an exceptional climbing area in the Northeast of Czech Republic, which keeps their strict traditional values and climbing ethics. Push It (UK, 2012, 25 min, dir. Jen Randall): Push It follows female climbers pushing their personal limits, from bouldering in Magic Wood to big walling in Yosemite, USA.

HIMALAYAN SHOW

PACIFIC CINEMATHEQUE | 7:30PM FILMS / Secrets Of Dhaulagiri (Nepal, 2011, 30 min, dir. Prabesh Subedi): Secrets of Dhaulagiri explores the life obscured by innumerable difficulties while living in the high Himalayas. Beyond The Gates Of Phu (Canada, 2012, 19 min, dir. Sean White): Exploring an ancient Buddhist mountain culture, a team from Vancouver ventures deep into the Himalayas of Nepal. ! INTERMISSION FILM / Himalayan Gold Rush (France, 2012, 52 min, dir. Eric Valli): Every spring, in a remote part of Nepal, tens of thousands leave their villages for a dangerous trek to the high Himalaya to collect Yarsagumbu.

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CENTENNIAL THEATRE | 7:30PM FILMS / Spearhead Soul Skiing (Canada, 2012, 4 min, dir. Adam Greenberg): A five-day ski touring trip perfectly captures what weekend warriors seek: solace and freedom. Livin’ Tiny (USA, 2012, 20 min, dir. Sam Giffen):Travelling across a wild, wintery west, this house is on a mission to find powder. The Movement (USA, 2011, 40 min, dir. Kurt Miller & Greg Miller):The story of five individuals from all walks of life who faced incredible obstacles and found the inspiration to overcome them. ! INTERMISSION FILMS / The Burn (Canada, 2012, 7 min, dir. Jeff Thomas): Chris Rubens & Mike Henitiuk weave their way through an ever evolving forest fire & witness the true beauty of the cycle of life. Strong (USA, 2012, 8 min, dir. Fitz Cahall): If you were caught in a near fatal avalanche, would you ski again? Wanna Ride (France, 2012, 4 min, dir. Antonin MichaudSoret): A speedriding experience with one of the best pilots in the world. Eye Of The Storm (France, 2012, 23 min, dir. Laurent Jamet): Follow Thibaud Duchosal into some of the wildest places on earth, looking for the answers he seeks.

WOLVES SHOW

PACIFIC CINEMATEQUE | 7:30PM PRESENTATION / Mary & John Theberge:The Intricacies Of Wolves ! INTERMISSION FILM / River Of No Return (USA, 2012, 52 min, dir. Isaac & Bjornen Babcock): Deep in the untamed heart of Idaho lies the

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CENTENNIAL THEATRE |7:30PM Presented by Consulate General of Switzerland

FILM / The Descent (USA, 2012, 1 min, dir. Dale Baskin): Sometimes it’s just better to unplug! PRESENTATION / Nina Caprez – About A Different Life: Nina Caprez comes to VIMFF to tell about her different lifestyle as a pro climber and about the way she got there. FILMS / Silbergeier (France, 2012, 20 min, dir. Vlad Cellier): The first female ascent by Nina Caprez of Silbergeier (Switzerland), one of the hardest multipitch route in the world ! INTERMISSION Cerro Kishtwar (Germany, 2012, 25 min, dir. Ben Benson): Mammut athletes David Lama, Stephan Siegrist and Denis Burdet on the 150 Peaks Expedition to Cerro Kishtwar, Indian Himalaya. Verticalmente Demode (Italy, 2012, 19 min, dir. Davide Carrari): Italian climbing legend Maurizio ‘Manolo’ Zanolla talks about his motivation and emotions on rediscovering a route that he identified many years before.

WHITEWATER SHOW

PACIFIC CINEMATHEQUE | 7:30PM PRESENTATION / Fred Norquist - The Life In A Kayak: Fred comes to share his stories from wild white water kayaking around the world - guaranteed to keep you wet! FILM / Congo – The Grand Inga Project (USA, 2012, 81 min, dir. Steve Fisher): Legendary kayaker Steve Fisher and his elite expedition team battle seemingly insurmountable obstacles in an attempt to survive the Inga Rapids.

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PRESENTATION / Caroline Van Hemert & Patrick Farrell - Northern Limits: A 7,000 km human-powered journey from the Pacific Rainforest to the Chukchi Sea. ! INTERMISSION FILM / Crossing The Ice (Australia, 2012, 63 min, dir. Justin Jones): James Castrission and Justin Jones, tackling the perilous journey across Antarctica to the South Pole and back.

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STORIES OF SNOW & ICE: TWO FEATURE LENGTH DOCUMENTARIES RIO THEATRE | 3:00PM FILMS / Ready To Fly (USA, 2012, 76 min, dir. William A. Kerig):We follow 2009 Ski Jumping World Champion Lindsey Van and her teammates as they fight to make their Olympic dreams come true. Chasing Ice (USA, 2012, 74 min, dir. Jeff Orlowski): Chasing Ice is the story of one man’s mission to change the tide of history by collecting undeniable evidence of our changing planet.

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CENTENNIAL THEATRE | 7:30PM VIMFF 2013 FILM AWARDS PRESENTATION / Will Stanhope – If It Was Easy, Well…A journey to climb the Prophet on El Cap, pitfalls along the way, and a sneak peak at a Bugaboos mega project. FILM / Viva La Vie (USA, 2012, 17 min, dir. Andy Mann): Jonathan Siegrist teams up with Swiss superstar, Nina Caprez to climb the hardest routes the Verdon Gorge has to offer. ! INTERMISSION FILMS / Outside The Box (Germany, 2012, 16 min, dir. Stephanie Brockhaus): European bouldering specialists Anna Stohr and Juliane Wurm come to Utah to learn how to crack climb with the legendary Lynn Hill. Wideboyz (USA/UK, 2012, 50 min, dir. Chris Alstrin & Paul Diffley): Tom Randall and Pete Whittaker set out to explore the world’s hardest offwidths.

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RIO THEATRE | 7:30PM FILMS / Unicorn Sashimi (USA, 2012, 5 min, dir. Ben Knight): Mind numbing amounts of snow fall on Japan’s Northern most island, Hokkaido. Tempting Fear (Canada, 2012, 25 min, dir. Mike Douglas): Andreas Fransson has been called the boldest extreme skier in a generation. Jalpak Tash (Canada, 2012, 10 min, dir. Anthony Bonello): A crew of skiers embark on a trip to Kyrgyzstan that is part of a project to help generate employment opportunities for local Kyrgyz people. Endless Spring Day (Canada, 2012, 5 min, dir. Darcy Turenne): Searching for the perfect spring day, and finding it among the rainforests and powder of B.C.’s Coast Mountain Range. ! INTERMISSION FILM / The Dream Factory (USA, 2012, 80 min, produced by TGR): A cinematic voyage through Alaska’s awe-inspiring expanse, rich history, and colourful characters.

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REEL ROCK RIO THEATRE | 3:00PM FILM / Reel Rock 7: With climbers Chris Sharma, Adam Ondra, Conrad Anker, Renan Ozturk, Jimmy Chin, Alex Honnold, and the Brits Tom Randall and Pete Whittaker.

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VIMFF 2013 FILMS The Kyrgyzstan Project

Down The Line

World Premiere Matinee 2: Afternoon of Adrenaline Feb 11, RIO Theatre

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USA, 2012, 20 minutes Directed by Jim Aikman

“The Kyrgyzstan Project” follows three elite climbers, Matt Segal, Eric Decaria & John Dickey, on a restorative journey to the granite big walls of Kyrgyzstan in central Asia. This film chronicles John’s return to Kyrgyzstan and his quest for resolution, as well as Matt and Eric’s first expedition since the loss of two of their closest friends to the mountains.

Canada, 2012, 20 minutes Directed by Francois-Xavier De Ruydts A handful of dedicated Vancouverites are bringing a new sport to their local mountains: Canyoneering. We are following Damien and Lucia in their quest for “first descent” canyons in the mountains of Squamish, in a cinematic journey down deep slots and magnificent waterfalls. Their love for exploration is dangerous and incredibly committing. Once in a canyon, the only way out is down.

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North American Premiere Big Air Feb 9, RIO Theatre

Environmental Night Feb 12, Centennial Theatre USA/Canada, 2012, 25 minutes Directed by Chris Malloy

Belgium, 2012, 42 minutes Directed by Olivier Boonjing Along the legendary Karakoram Highway in northern Pakistan, three paragliders forge their way with the aim of setting new distance and altitude records. This film retraces the daily trials and preparation for this adventure by these pilots in a little known part of the world, but most of all reveals the deep down motivations they harbour.

Last fall Raincoast’s research vessel, Achiever, set sail into the Great Bear Rainforest with a worldfamous team of surfers. Groundswell chronicles not only a world-class surfing adventure, but also provides a cerebral and compelling examination of an issue that embodies a great many aspects of today’s environmental challenges and opportunities.

The Impossible River Journey

Strength in Numbers

Matinee 1: Adventures from the Southern Hemisphere Feb 9, RIO Theatre

Mountain Bike Night 1 Feb 12, RIO Theatre

Canada, 2012, 52 minutes Directed by Anthill Films

Norway, 2011, 90 minutes Directed by Arild Mehn-Andersen

Viewed at a distance, the world of mountain biking is a disjointed network of seemingly similar but disconnected communities. Strength in Numbers is a rally call to connect all mountain bikers, regardless of location or language or discipline. The film captures a true way of life, from the world’s best pros to those who are just learning to love the sport.

Adventurer Helge Hjelland decides to cross South Africa by canoe. On the way he picks up Joseph, an illegal refugee from South Sudan without any identification papers. Joseph becomes Helge’s assistant and together they journey through a South Africa still struggling to get out of the shadow of Apartheid.

The Old Breed

Mountaineering Night Feb 10, Pacific Cinematheque

USA, 2012, 26 minutes Directed by Rufus Lusk & Freddie Wilkinson Freddie Wilkinson takes us with him on an adventure of true exploratory alpinism. Climbing with Mark Richey and Steve Swenson, both in their 50s, we watch as they push the limits of physical health and will power and experience first hand the monumental risks that climbers are willing to take to be the first to stand atop a mountain.

Himalayan Gold Rush

Himalayan Night Feb 13, Pacific Cinematheque France, 2012, 52 minutes Directed by Eric Valli Every spring, in a remote part of Nepal, tens of thousands of men, women and children leave their villages for a dangerous trek to the high Himalaya, sometimes at the cost of their lives, to collect Yarsagumbu -a mysterious transmutation between plant and insect. Used in Chinese medicine, it is worth up to 60 000 USD a kilo – more than gold!

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Where The Trail Ends

Crossing The Ice Great Traverses Feb 15, RIO Theatre

Mountain Bike: Freeride Exploration Feb 13, Centennial Theatre

Australia, 2012, 63 minutes Directed by Justin Jones

Canada, 2012, 81 minutes Directed by Jeremy Grant Where the Trail Ends is a film following the world’s top freeride mountain bikers as they search for untraveled terrain around the globe, ultimately shaping the future of big mountain free riding. This is the most progressive and ambitious mountain biking ever attempted resulting in an entertainment adventure unlike anything experienced before.

Two Australian adventurers tackle the perilous journey across Antarctica to the South Pole and back. They plan to be the first to do it completely unassisted – no sled dogs, no wind kites, just two men dragging their food, their shelter and themselves across 1140 kilometres of barren ice. And back again. Winner of the Grand Prize at the Banff Mountain Festival 2012.

Sandstone

The Dream Factory

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Ski Night 2 Feb 16, RIO Theatre

North American Premiere Climbing Night 1 Feb 13, RIO Theatre

USA, 2012, 80 minutes Produced by Teton Gravity Research

Czech Republic, 2012, 30 minutes Directed by Petr Kaspar

Follow TGR’s modern day athletes on this cinematic voyage through Alaska’s awe-inspiring expanse, rich history, and colorful characters. Watch as the TGR crew ventures from AK training grounds Jackson Hole, WY, and Pemberton, BC, and delves deep into the Alaskan way of life during a record snowfall year in AK, skiing terrain most of us only dream about.

An exceptional climbing area in the northeast of Czech Republic, which keeps their traditional values and climbing ethics. Hear the historical perspective from the first ascentionists who developed the area and installed their strict ethics – that is, very few bolts and only knotted slings for protection. Fast forward to the leading climbers of today who are still developing cutting edge routes in the area without compromising its important history.

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Wideboyz

North American Premiere Ski Night 1 Feb 14, Centennial Theatre

North American Premiere Finale Feb 16, Centennial Theatre

France, 2012, 23 minutes Directed by Laurent Jamet

UK/USA, 2012, 50 minutes Directed by Chris Alstrin & Paul Diffley

The older we get, the more we start thinking about what we do in life. Follow Thibaud Duchosal into some of the wildest places on earth, looking for the answers he seeks. He will soon understand that there are no such answers because what matters is not the finish line but the journey to get there.

The feature length version of the Reel Rock short. Tom Randall and Pete Whittaker set out to explore the world’s hardest offwidths. They complete a brutal two-year training regime, before embarking on a tour of the US. The tour culminates in the first ascent of the ultimate offwidth test piece. Century Crack, the world’s hardest offwidth.

Chasing Ice

Congo – The Grand Inga Project

Matinee 3: Stories of Snow and Ice Feb 16, RIO Theatre

Whitewater Feb 15, Pacific Cinematheque

USA, 2012, 74 minutes Directed by Jeff Orlowski

USA, 2012, 81 minutes Directed by Steve Fisher

Chasing Ice is the story of one man’s mission to change the tide of history by collecting undeniable evidence of our changing planet. With a band of young adventurers in town, Balog began deploying revolutionary time lapse cameras across the brutal Arctic to capture a multi-year record of the worlds changing glaciers.

They are the world’s biggest rapids, thundering down the final pitch of the mighty Congo. Legendary kayaker Steve Fisher and his elite expedition team battle seemingly insurmountable obstacles in an attempt to survive the Inga Rapids. For centuries, explorers have tried to conquer these rapids, but none succeeded.

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FESTIVAL GUEST SPEAKERS Tim Emmett

Justine Curgenven

Fast times at Tim’mount High Fri, Feb 8, Centennial Theatre 7:30pm

The World is My Sea-Kayak Mon, Feb 11, Pacific Cinematheque 7:30pm

After being rescued off the roof of his parents house when he was three years old, Tim Emmett developed a life around climbing and extreme sports. Tim’s talk gives you an insight into some of the adventures he has encountered: from opening new exit points and wingsuit flying off the Chief, to deep water soloing and first ascents in the Himalayas. The last three years have been spent on his project ‘Spray On Top’, the 230m vastly overhanging back wall of the cave at Helmcken Falls, BC.

Stories, images, film clips and full docs from sea-kayking the most remote corners on Planet Earth, including Sicily and Tierra del Fuego. Justine Curgenven is an award winning adventure filmmaker and expedition seakayaker from the UK, whose programs have aired on the National Geographic Channel, Channel 4, Channel 5 and the BBC. She runs Cackle TV and created the highly acclaimed ‘This is the Sea’ series of sea kayaking DVDs.

Greg Hill

Raphael Slawinski

Mary and John Theberge

The Intricacies of Wolves Thurs, Feb 14, Pacific Cinematheque 7:30pm The Theberges’ presentation, illustrated with slides, describes the several wolf species and subspecies and their prey in various parts of North America. Their talk also focuses on their current wolf research in Yellowstone and with the Mexican wolves in Arizona, and the results of their previous, intensive wolf-prey research in Algonquin Park, Ontario and its conservation success.

Caroline Van Hemert & Patrick Farrell

Manaslu Avalanche 2012 Sat, Feb 9, Centennial Theatre 7:30pm

Sixty Minutes, Six Mountains Tue, Feb 12, Pacific Cinematheque 7:30pm

Known in the ski mountaineering community as ‘two mil Hill’ for his astonishing feat of skiing over two million feet in one year under his own steam, Greg Hill returns to VIMFF with his riveting tale of survival on Manaslu (8156, 8th highest mountain in the world). On September 22, 2012, a huge serac fall triggered a massive avalanche near the top of the mountain which obliterated Camp II and killed several high altitude mountaineers. Hill was one of the first responders on the scene, and this will be his debut Vancouver lecture on a sobering and uncomfortable topic.

“Friends have called me a Rockies’ rat, and they’re probably right. Even though I’ve made four trips to Alaska, and as I write this I am planning a fourth expedition to Pakistan, I’m at home in the Rockies. I was born in Poland to parents who’d been climbers, but it wasn’t until we moved to Calgary that I went climbing for the first time. That was almost a quarter of a century ago, and I haven’t stopped climbing for more than a few days since”.

In 2012, Caroline Van Hemert and Patrick Farrell traveled from Bellingham,Washington to Kotzebue,Alaska - nearly 7,000 km - by rowboat, ski, packraft, foot and canoe.This extraordinary journey followed a road-less, trail-less route through some of the most spectacular wild landscapes in North America.All in six months and all under human power. Learn about their adventures, see great footage of wild times and wild critters, and hear stories about this journey.

Dion Vuk

Paul Colangelo

Surviving Todagin Tue, Feb 12, Centennial Theatre 7:30pm

Fred Norquist

For five months, National Geographic Explorer Paul Colangelo camped on Todagin Mountain to photograph one of the most important herds of Stone’s sheep before it is lost to mining. For generations the Todagin plateau has been a wildlife sanctuary for the Stone’s sheep and the wolves and grizzlies they attract. Colangelo’s exhibit, Sacred Headwaters, Sacred Journey, will be on display at the Centennial Theatre during the festival.

White-water kayaker and film maker extraordinaire Fred Norquist of the Soul Gypsy is a hell of a guy and lives a pretty cool lifestyle when semester is not in at college. He’s been kayaking around the world and done several drops over 70ft. Fred lives in Bellingham, WA, goes to school at Western Washington University, and is majoring in video production. He comes to share his stories from wild white water kayaking around the world - guaranteed to keep you wet!

Harald Philipp

Will Stanhope

Harald Philipp’s multimedia presentation shows an European perspective on extreme mountain-biking. The audience joins him hiking and climbing up steep mountains and descending glaciers and via ferratas. Videos and photos show the most spectacular mountain ranges, from Matterhorn to the Dolomites and Tirol.

A journey to climb the Prophet on El Cap, pitfalls along the way, and a sneak peak at a Bugaboos mega project. A feel-good tale involving rickety British flakes, a bad whipper, broken bones, and two autumn attempts to ascend one glorious route on the right side of El Capitan. And a video sneak peak at an even bigger project, this one right next door in the Bugaboos of BC: an overhanging, perfect finger crack above a glacier.

The Sky is Your Playground Sat, Feb 9, RIO Theatre 7:30pm

Have you ever had the dream of being like superman: you outstretch your arms and start flying above the ground? Well, now you can. Join iParaglide as Dion Vuk takes you on a guided tour of paragliding: from taking your first steps off the ground to flying ever greater adventures in the sky. With dramatic images from around the world and breathtaking videos that are sure to inspire all that seek to soar with the hawks and eagles.

Bike Mountaineering; Summits of The Alps Tue, Feb 12, RIO Theatre 7:30pm Wed, Feb 13, Centennial Theatre 7:30pm

BC Trail Runners

Sun, Feb 10, Centennial Theatre 7:30pm A night of lively short presentations from some of the most active BC trail runners. Eagle Walz gives us an insight into trail running on the Sunshine Coast. Gary Robbins brings us his adventures in the Alps. David Cressman introduces his favourite sport of snowshoe running. Pushpa Chandra tells us what it’s like to run in the coldest places on Earth, the North Pole and Antarctica. And David Crerar, Ken Legg and Ean Jackson entertain us with stories from the Bagger Challenge, an informal peak bagging contest in Vancouver’s North Shore mountains.

Sandy Briggs

Nina Caprez

Mountaineering on Vancouver Island Sun, Feb 10, Pacific Cinematheque 7:30pm

About A Different Life Wed, Feb 13, RIO Theatre 7:30pm Fri, Feb 15, Centennial Theatre 7:30pm

Sandy Briggs has been mountaineering since 1975 and on Vancouver Island since 1977 but has also climbed in the European Alps, Scotland, Greenland, the Caucasus, the Canadian arctic, the BC Coast mountains, and various other parts of western North America. He’s a self-described mountaineer, arctic traveller, chemist, bushwhacker, parochial Vancouver Island mountaineering aficionado, and veteran of about 17 long arctic trips, including an ascent of Mt Logan via the King Trench in 1996.

One of the world’s strongest female rock climbers Nina Caprez comes to VIMFF from Switzerland to tell us about her different lifestyle as a pro climber and how she got there. She’ll share her incredible travels all over the world along with the unique experiences she made on her different multi-pitch ascents. Nina will be on hand to present the Canadian premiere of Silbergeier, her account of climbing one of Switzerland’s toughest big-wall routes.

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Northern Limits Fri, Feb 15, RIO Theatre 7:30pm

The Life in a Kayak Fri, Feb 15, Pacific Cinematheque 7:30pm

If it was easy, well….then it wouldn’t be that hard then would it? Sat, Feb 16, Centennial Theatre 7:30pm

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ctor/playwright Lucia Frangione wrestles with the relationship between sexuality and spirituality in Leave of Absence — the same concern that was at the heart of her highly successful Espresso in 2003. In that play the main character, played by Frangione, fantasized a sexual relationship with Christ. A Catholic, the young woman not only wants to adore Jesus, she wants to sleep with him. In Leave of Absence, Frangione plays Greta, the single mother of 15-year-old Blake (Karyn Guenther). Employed by the church, she’s in love with Father Ryan (Tom McBeath) as well as dating someone called Elliott — whom we don’t see — and separated or divorced from Russian-born tough guy Leap (Craig Erickson). Martha (Marie Russell) is the principal of the school associated with Father Ryan’s church that Blake, bullied by classmates who mistakenly think she’s a lesbian, attends. Deeply submerged in Christian mysticism, Martha believes in God “as a loving mother figure” and sings a hymn with the repeated entreaty, “To come, to come, to come.” Like clapping in church, we’re not sure whether to laugh or not. So there’s heterosexuality, homosexuality, forbidden sex (with the priest), tempting sex (with the well-built but thug-like ex) and reputedly not-verysexy sex (with “dainty” — according to Leap — Elliott). There’s lots of romantic opportunity for Greta who, as Dr. Ryan scolds and dresses provocatively in low-cut blouses revealing ample bosom and tight skirts. Directed by Morris Ertman, the pairings don’t all work in spite of good efforts. There are few emotional sparks and even fewer sexual sparks between McBeath’s Father Ryan and Frangione’s Greta. Greta is luscious and hot. The priest is repressed and uptight. And it’s hard to imagine Greta ever being involved with Erickson’s

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Lucia Frangione (left) and Karyn Guenther star in Leave of Absence at Pacific Theatre until Feb. 16. Leap; he’s too brutal. While it’s possible to imagine Greta in a rough-sex relationship, Leap appears to have almost nothing going for him — except steel-hard abs and his self-proclaimed performance in the sack. It’s a solid performance by Russell, who sings well and manages the ups and downs of Martha’s spiritual flakiness. “Sex is for breeding,” she flings at Greta, who fires back: “Sex is also for pleasure.” Martha’s all about sublimating sexuality in the service of God while Greta is desperately trying to merge her love of God and her sexuality. Completely compelling is Guenther as the teenager. She’s got sweetness as well as teenaged attitude. Even after the Holy Spirit has visited Blake — a female manifestation of God — she appears rooted in reality. Indeed, one of the most moving scenes involves Father Ryan and Blake. Although a priest, Father Ryan has never seen or heard God. His disappointment with

this truth is as immense as Blake’s joy. Non-Christians may have a hard time getting worked up about the interface between God and Eros. But the other story here and that one that compelled Frangione to write this play (according to her program notes) is an urgent, important one. Do we as parents and does the church sufficiently protect our children or are we so caught up in our own lives and loves that they, often tragically, slip through the cracks? There’s a lot happening in Leave of Absence. Too much. But it’s peppered with Frangione’s unique wit and humour. From the absolute silliness of Chickens (2004), the sexy musings about Marilyn Monroe and Mae West in MMM (also 2004) and the goofy irreverence of Cariboo Magi (2006), Frangione goes back to her troubled relationship with God. Once again, she raises the question about Madonnas and whores: does it have to be either/or? — reviewed by Jo Ledingham joled@telus.net

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• Feastro – The Rolling Bistro serves award winning seafood tacos, fish and chips, salads, chowders and daily specials. • Celebrity chef Vikram Vij’s latest venture brings his creative Indian cuisine to the stadium with Vij’s Railway Express. • Old Country Pierogi brings to market homemade pierogies (regular and gluten-free!) with sweet and savoury fillings. • The Kaboom Box is dedicated to promoting local and sustainable food. They specialize in salmon, oysters and a mean poutine! • Ze bite is a French cuisine food truck featuring delicious stews and speciality sandwiches made from locally sourced ingredients.

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ob Dodds sounds terrible over the phone. Speaking to the Courier from home while off from work taking a sick day on Monday, the longtime West Point Grey Academy basketball coach admits he has caught the same virus that is making the rounds and decimating the ranks of his senior boys ‘A’ Grey Wolves squad. “A lot of us are struggling with some kind of bug,” said Dodds, the 2011 recipient of the Mike Potkonjak Coaching Excellence Award for Lower Mainland high school basketball coach of the year. “It’s pretty brutal.” The Wolves began the 2012-13 season with a 7-0 tear in December exhibition games to propel them to

the top of their provincial division of smaller-sized schools. The team has since struggled over the past two weekends and has dropped to third place behind the surging St. Patrick’s Celtics replacing them in first place. The Wolves still managed to win two out of three games this past weekend at the Island Showdown tournament in Victoria, beating the Glenlyon Norfolk Gryphons 86-66 and Pemberton secondary Red Devils 66-41 but losing to the Duncan Christian Chargers 77-64. They also narrowly lost a game the previous weekend to St. John’s Eagles 65-61, who have since moved up to second place. West Point Grey Academy previously beat the Eagles this season 53-45 and 81-53.

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The Vancouver team is heading down the highway to St. John Brebeuf secondary in Abbotsford this week for the Big Bear Classic tournament and playing division games on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Story continued on page 32

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Continued from page 32 Their first game is a rematch against the Chargers, and Dodds is hoping his b-ballers manage to bounce back to health. However, they will most likely have to do without the services of their 6’2, 16-year-old star player. “Our best player, Alex Coote, is sick and he may have pneumonia so without him. I think our chances aren’t as good, obviously, but other than that we are looking forward to at least getting to the final, but I’m not sure how that is going to go

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Dodds offers his team some pointers at a recent game in Victoria.

without him,” said Dodds. “We still have some time and once

we get back to full strength, we will still be a contender. One or two [sick] players at a school our size really makes a huge difference to our performance.” Only two teams from the Lower Mainland zone will qualify to compete in the B.C. Boys A Championships held March 6-9 at the University of the Fraser Valley in Abbotsford. afleming@vancourier.com twitter.com/flematic

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VOGRIG DRAFTED FIRST OVERALL Vancouver Technical secondary student Tyler Vogrig was the number one overall pick by the Burnaby Lakers Junior A lacrosse team in the provincial Midget draft on Jan. 27. Vogrig has played for Team B.C. at the Pee Wee, Bantam and Midget levels, and last year helped win gold at the national championships with the U-16 provincial team. He was named the Vancouver-Killarney Minor Lacrosse Association’s graduating Midget player, as well as the Zone 5 graduating Midget player. Meanwhile, Vancouver’s Keanu Fernandez was a third overall pick by the New Westminster JruniorSalmonbellies and Vic Rai was a fifth round draft pick by the Nanaimo Timbermen.

SKI BIRDS SOAR IN IDAHO UBC’s varsity alpine ski team had a dominating weekend at Brundage Mountain in Idaho Feb. 23, with both the men’s and women’s teams taking first place in the United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association (USCSA) divisional qualifier in Giant Slalom. The women’s team was led by Samantha Bisnaire, who finished first both days, while Ella Both came in third on Saturday and fourth on Sunday. Christina Donnelly came in sixth on Saturday and fourth the following day. The men’s team had all five athletes crack the top 10. Luke Terhart also came in first on both days, while Michael Bisnaire captured bronze on Sunday. The Ski Birds, the lone Canadian university competing in the USCSA, have the next two weekends off before regional finals at Red Lodge, Montana, where they are hoping to earn a berth to the American national finals. — Andrew Fleming

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THE VANCOUVER COURIER is looking for a highly motivated, well rounded individual with a 'can-do' attitude for an on call and holiday relief position. ***This is a great position for a 'retired' or 'stay at home' mom who would like to earn a little extra money. Key responsibilities: Be the first point in contact for all incoming calls and directing them to the appropriate person; maintain a presentable lobby area and greet all incoming customers. Qualifications: Minimum 3 years of experience in a similar capacity; Typing Speed of 60 wpm; Intermediate Microsoft Office skills; Strong verbal and written communication skills; Strong interpersonal skills with a polished and professional attitude. If this position suits you, email your resume to: jstafford@vancourier.com While we wish to thank all applicants for their interest, only those qualified for an interview will be contacted.

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PYRAMID CORPORATION is now hiring! Instrument Technicians and Electricians for various sites across Alberta. Send resume to: hr@pyramidcorporation.com or fax 780-955-HIRE.

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MY SISTER in the Phillipines exp’d & hardworking looking for job to look after kids or seniors. Ready to work 18 mths. Small salary is ok. Lyn 778-995-4259

TRUTH IN ''EMPLOYMENT'' ADVERTISING Glacier Media Group makes every effort to ensure you are responding to a reputable and legitimate job opportunity. If you suspect that an ad to which you have responded is misleading, here are some hints to remember. Legitimate employers do not ask for money as part of the application process; do not send money; do not give any credit card information; or call a 900 number in order to respond to an employment ad. Job opportunity ads are salary based and do not require an investment. If you have responded to an ad which you believe to be misleading please call the Better Business Bureau at 604-682-2711, Monday to Friday, 9am - 3pm or email inquiries@bbbvan.org and they will investigate.

PART TIME SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS

NEEDED IN VANCOUVER, COQUITLAM AND SURREY UNR Class 4 or Class 2 preferred, but we will train the right applicant. Please e-mail your resume and a CURRENT ABSTRACT to debbie.swecera@firstgroup.com or fax 604-255-5791. We are an equal opportunity employer.

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Glacier Media Group is growing. Check our job board regularly for the latest openings. www.glaciermedia.ca/careers

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The Employment Program of British Columbia is funded by the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia.

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DISTRIBUTION REPRESENTATIVE We are looking for a full time distribution clerk to work in our busy newspaper environment. This fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment will suit an enthusiastic self-starter. RESPONSIBILITIES: • Handling email, phone and in-person customer service inquiries • Communication/problem solving with newspaper carriers, agents and public • Dealing with delivery concerns and complaint management • Data entry • Various clerical duties QUALIFICATIONS: • Strong data entry skills • Strong Windows and Microsoft Office skills • Excellent customer service skills • Superior organizational and multi-tasking skills • Quick problem solving skills A valid driver’s license and vehicle are required. This position is located in Richmond. Applications must be received no later than February 8, 2013. Please apply to: jgrant@van.net We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those chosen for an interview will be contacted. If you are not contacted, we will keep your resume on file for future opportunities.

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CREATING BRIGHTER FUTURES SINCE 1903

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HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT Practical Nursing Community Support Social Services Assisted Living Health Care Assistant Health Unit Clerk Live-In Caregiver Pharmacy Assistant Spa Body Therapy

EDUCATION Early Childhood Education Basic & Post Basic Instructor Competency Program (ICP)

TRADES Construction Electrician Levels 1, 2 & 3

FIND YOUR BEST FIT Before embarking on a successful career, you need to know what industry and possible positions you are interested in. Speaking with one of our career advisors will help you outline your career goals and what fields are best suited to you. You can even tour the campus, speak with current students, and find out where our graduates are now. A new career and life path is only a meeting away.

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Burial Plots

Above Ground plot in a mausoleum $29,000. Located in prestigious Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Burnaby. Above ground, plot in a garden mausoleum setting. Permits burial for family of four. Incls two exterior decorative vases. Priced at market value. 604-272-7250 or 604-874-2423

FOREST LAWN SideXside plots, WHISPERING PINE, LOT #114, GRAVES #7 & 8. $30,000 or best offer. Call: 604-298-0459

For Sale Miscellaneous

BUTCHER SUPPLIES, Leather + Craft Supplies and Animal Control Products. Get your Halfords 128 page FREE CATALOG 1-800-353-7864 or Email: order@halfordhide.com Visit our Web Store: www.halfordsmailorder.com Looking for something truly unique & original? Purchased overseas, solid teak, intricately hand carved, extensively detailed 5pc living rm showcase ste, suitable for rustic resort or spac. home. $12,000 or highest offer. Consider part trade for newer vehicle w/low km’s. 778-241-5477

FOREST LAWN, sxs plots, 'Remembrance'. Lot#322, graves #5 & 6. $30,000 obo. 604-434-2815 OCEANVIEW, Single unused inground cremation plot in Evergreen Gardens. $3000. 604-737-0297 OCEANVIEW PLOT for sale Calvary Section, $9500 obo, Call 604-538-6768

GARAGE SALE

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MAKE IT A SUCCESS! Call 604-630-3300

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A CLEAN DRY SPLIT Maple, birch, alder. Guar lowest prices. David 604-926-0014 24H

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Dining table, 2 chairs, $200 obo, Single bed, box/matt brand new $300 obo, 778-233-6862

ROUND OAK table 46inch diameter w/ 4 matching chairs $250 604-737-1313 PORTABLE SINGER sewing machine $50. Ikea cabinate blonde wood (48 x 24 x 24), 2 door w/ frosted glass & 2 shelves $70 obo 604-737-1313 TOSHIBA TV, 46’’, good working condition $250. 604-322-1377 CLOSED Business Miscellaneous Quality Sunbrella awning fabric (rolls&remnants),offers. 3 section storage rack (each 44’’x72’’x97’’) $300. 2 section boltless shelving (each 51’’x 25’’x110’’) $200. Metal filing cabinet $40. Blue fabric swivel office chair $40. Drawing/drafting table $200.604874-6117 weekends only.

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AT LAST! An iron filter that works. IronEater! Fully patented Canada/U.S.A. Removes iron, hardness, smell, manganese. Since 1957. Visit our 29 innovative inventions; www.bigirondrilling.com. Phone 1-800-BIG-IRON WOODWORKING TOOLS for sale Craftsman: 10in. Table Saw $150, 15 amp 1/2in Plunge Router $200, 14 amp 7 1/4in. Circular Saw w/ laser $50, LaserTrac 2/3hp Drill Press $100, Mitre Saw w/ laser $100, Router & R. Table $150. Rex-Cut grinder $60, 7 1/4in. Skil circular saw $40. Call 604-731-7928.

Clean Sweep?

Cats

★CATS & KITTENS★ FOR ADOPTION ! 604-724-7652

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ALL SMALL BREED PUPS Local and non-shedding. 604-590-3727 or 604-514-3474 www.puppiesfishcritters.com

Lumber/Building Supplies

CHINESE CRESTED female puppies, 6 wks, (adult 5-10lbs), ready. $500 ea. 604-422-0977

BIG BUILDING SALE... “THIS IS A CLEARANCE SALE. YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS!” 20x20 $3,985. 25X24 $4,595. 30X36 $6,859. 35X48 $11,200. 40X52 $13,100. 47X76 $18,265. One End wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca SAWMILLS FROM only $3997 MAKE MONEY & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info & DVD: www.NorwoodSawmills.com/ 400OT 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT.

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GIANT Schnauzer Puppies Black Beauties, champion blood -lines, non shedding, outstanding temperaments, great family pets $1,200. Call 604-858-2374

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630.3300

FREE TO LOVING HOME, 3 yr old Boston Terrier, spayed, needs fenced yard, very active, loves older men. 604-534-5161 POODLE X, 8 weeks, vacinated, dewormed, vet checked. Paper trained. $500. 778-867-8080

EMPLOYMENT SAVE A LIFE. Wonderful rescue dogs from Foreclosed Upon Pets. Spay/neutered, regular vaccinations & rabies, microchipped. $449 adoption fee, avail at your local Petcetera stores.

We are seeking a full-time

ADVERTISING CONSULTANT – SPECIAL PROJECTS The Vancouver Courier – known for its place in Vancouver history, its award-winning writing, its great party spirit and its awesome location in Kits – is in the midst of re-inventing itself into multi media news and marketing company. We’ve started with a redesign that has given the paper a new lease on life and now we are focusing on the neighborhoods we serve, the emphasis is to deliver something that no one else can and that our clients and readers want. This exciting transition needs some special people that like to be where the action is. Utilizing your strong outside sales experience you will be responsible for: • Selling creative display advertising and new innovations (magazines, signboards, print and deliver and digital products) • Developing successful advertising programs and new initiatives • Prospecting and securing new business • Meeting or exceeding client expectations and corporate objectives. This position requires great attention to detail, the ability to multi-task, prioritize work, and the personality to excel in out deadline driven environment. Strong communication skills are essential to your success. The ideal candidate will possess: • previous media sales experience, or recent sales/ marketing diploma • passion for community involvement • proven track record of success • strong written and verbal communication skills • willingness to work as part of a winning sales team • valid BC drivers license and reliable vehicle • self-motivation and desire to WIN! Please email your resume and cover letter to: Dee Dhaliwal, Publisher E-mail: ddhaliwal@vancourier.com no later than Monday, February 11, 2013

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We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those chosen for an interview will be contacted. If you are not contacted, we will keep your resume on file for future opportunities.

We are seeking a full-time

MARKETING AND PROMOTIONS COORDINATOR The Vancouver Courier – known for its place in Vancouver history, its award-winning writing, its great party spirit and its awesome location in Kits – Is in the midst of reinventing itself into multi media news and marketing company.

HAVANESE X Pekingese/ Havanese Pure Bred White & Beige. 1 M Havi Pek (little puppy), 1 M Havanese PB (big puppy). First Shots, Dewormed, Hypo Allergenic $600. 604-582-9911

We’ve started with a redesign that has given the paper a new lease on life and now we are focusing on the neighborhoods we serve, the emphasis is to deliver something that no one else can and that our clients and readers want. This exciting transition needs some special people that like to be where the action is, so, if you are a high-energy marketing and promotions expert who dreams of constantly bringing Vancouver residents and business people to the edge of their seats, have we got great news for you: The Vancouver Courier is one of North America’s most deeply rooted community news organizations. Every week, we’re out in the community sponsoring the events and activities that make the Vancouver the greatest place in the world to live. We’re looking for someone who thrives on turning out a crowd and working the room to give people an unforgettable experience and leaving them with a lasting positiveimpression at live events, in print, online and using social media. As a successful event promoter and marketer, you understand that a flexible schedule, energy and enthusiasm are needed to build and maintain successful community partnerships and have the vision, passion and time to see opportunities through from conception to event completion. You understand the value of building and maintaining strong relationships with our readers and community partners and the importance of looking for ways to keep Vancouver residents, businesses and organizations excited and engaged. You’ll find a great working environment, a competitive compensation plan and an attractive benefits package. If you think you’ve got what it takes, please send your resume and cover letter in confidence to: Dee Dhaliwal, Publisher E-mail: ddhaliwal@vancourier.com Closing Date: 9 a.m. Monday, February 11, 2013

We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those chosen for an interview will be contacted. If you are not contacted, we will keep your resume on file for future opportunities.

STANDARD POODLE Pups, cream shade, med-lrg size, non shed, $1200, 250-819-4876

YELLOW LAB/RETREIVER Pups, family raised, 1st shots, vet checked, $750ea, 604-814-2177

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LUXURY PET HOTEL @ YVR New customer special $27/ night restriction apply www.jetpetresort.com

Cares! The Vancouver Courier has partnered with the BC SPCA to encourage responsible pet guardianship and the humane treatment of animals. Before purchasing a new puppy, ensure the seller has provided excellent care and treatment of the animal and the breeding parents. For a complete guide to finding a reputable breeder and other considerations when acquiring a new pet, visit spca.bc.ca.

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Travel Destinations Whistler

Beautiful 1 bedroom condo.This great condo has everything you need! Sleeps four, complete kitchen, cozy living area with fireplace, Flat screen tv, vcr, dvd, balcony overlooking courtyard, Underground parking. Swimming pool, hot tub and sauna. Sun to Thurs: $139 per night. Fri & Sat: $189per night. Based on two night minimum. For reservations or more info www.magellan.directvacations.com

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How to write a classified ad that works. Writing an effective classified ad is easy when you use these time-tested principles. • Use a keyword. Start your ad with the item for sale, service offered or the job title. • Be descriptive. Give customers a reason to respond. Advertisers have found that the more information you provide, the better the response. • Limit abbreviations. Use only standard abbreviations to avoid confusion and misinterpretations. • Include price. Always include price of the item for sale. • How to respond. Always include a phone number (with area code) and/or street and email address.

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BUSINESSES FOR SALE

FOR SALE AUTOMOTIVE Repair Shop

IMMACULATE 984SF 2br condo insuite laundry, mountain view 40+ bldg $88,500 604-703-3839 see uSELLaHOME.com id5543

Maple Ridge/ Pitt Mead.

■ all equipment included ■ Ready to operate ■ Established business

Serious Inquiries only Call OWNER 604-612-5536 for further information. PIZZA FRANCHISE QUICK SALE Due to medical reasons. New equip + lease hold improvements. $93,000 interested parties to meet in person. 604-729-4089

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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

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Coquitlam

$6K BELOW assessment 850sf 2br 2ba top fl condo Westwood Plateau $279,900 604-968-4717 see uSELLaHOME.com id5633

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

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Langley/ Aldergrove

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Richmond

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Burnaby

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

Surrey

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

Port Moody

GUILDFORD 650SF 1br 3rd fl condo, pool, exercise rm, party rm etc, $210,888 778-834-8224 see uSELLaHOME.com id5576

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INLET & Mtn views, reno’d 928sf 2 br condo, insuite laundry rentals ok $219,500 604-936-7547 see uSELLaHOME.com id4642

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AUCTION CALENDAR Auctions

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

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

**RELIEVE ROAD RAGE**

604-739-3998

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

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

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

New Westminster

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

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IMMACULATE TOP fl 963sf 2 br condo, insuite laundry, +55 building, $121,500 604-309-3947 see uSELLaHOME.com id5565

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

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90+ lenders/ save $$/ OAC Purchase/Refinance/Renewals Consolidate debts/lower pmts 604-721-6093 www.wendywou.ca

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

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www.PitStopLoans.com 604-777-5046

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REAL ESTATE

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2013 THE VANCOUVER COURIER

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

ON-SITE AUCTION SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9TH @ 11 AM

Viewing: Friday – 9 am ‘til 5:00 pm –and- Saturday – 9 am ‘til Auction Time

HOME SERVICES Find the professionals you need to create the perfect renovation. To advertise call 604-630-3300

After 26 years an iconic Vancouver oceanfront restaurant has closed their doors. Love’s Auctioneers has been instructed to sell by way of public auction the complete contents of Monk McQueens Fresh Seafood and Oyster Bar. This False Creek restaurant/bar is officially heading for the auction block. The 500 seat establishment will be Auctioned on site:

Auctioned conducted by:

601 Stamps Landing, South Side of False Creek, Vancouver, B.C.

604-244-9350

PLEASE VISIT LOVE’S WEBSITE FOR IMAGES & COMPLETE DETAILS: www.lovesauctions.com

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Surrey

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

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

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

PRICE REDUCED 1200sf 2br 2ba upr lvl twnhse +55 complx w/chairlift $197,500 604-951-7738 see uSELLaHOME.com id5547

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

PARTIAL OCEAN view, 920sf 2br+den 2ba quiet condo, kids, pets ok. $309,000 778-294-2275 see uSELLaHOME.com id5575

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For Sale by Owner

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

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From the City to the Valley

604-630-3300

ASKING $293K, 2 bdrm, 845sf. Great location, near transit/shops. #104-2600 E 49th. Open House Sun Feb 10, 2-4pm 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

List It. Sell It. Guaranteed.

2BDRM+DEN/2BTH CONDO for Sale. Next to Willowbrook Mall, Langley. 961sqft $255,500. Helen 604-762-7412 Price reduced! Sale by Owner.

REGENCY Park Towers Condo 2 Bdrm/2 Bath Corner Unit. 1200 Sq Ft. 6631 Minoru Blvd. 11th Fl. Across from Richmond Centre and Skytrain. Best location in Richmond. Reduced to $339,000. 604-278-5771

*some conditions apply

Chilliwack

11 ACRE lot w/1296sf 3br 2ba Updated modular home Ryder Lake area SOLD! SOLD! SOLD! see uSELLaHOME.com id5640

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

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

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

THOM CREEK Ranch. 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 $419,000 negotiable. No HST. 604-377-1068

One low price includes one newspaper ad in 3 markets + one online ad on 12 web sites until sold*! Craig can’t do that! Forget updating ads. Forget monitoring. We do the work. You get what you need – guaranteed! Call or book online now!

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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

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

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Surrey

132ST, 92AVE 2140sf 5br 2ba w/bsmt suite, huge 7200sf lot, updates, $509K 778-320-7506 see uSELLaHOME.com id5568

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

CHIMNEY HTS like new 4100sf 8br 6ba w/main floor bedroom, 2 suites, $649K 604-441-9652 see uSELLaHOME.com id5563

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

CLOVERDALE 3765SF 4br 3.5ba, on quiet CDS, suite potential in basement, $575K 604-619-0603. See: uSELLaHOME.com id5559

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

MULTI FAMILY, 10 RENTAL HOMES in Mission with $91,000 net income, on 6.5 acres, $999,000. 604 838-8692

OFFERED BELOW assessed value 1000sf 3br 2ba home huge 10,000sf lot $400K 778-859-0717 see uSELLaHOME.com id4272

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

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Houses - Sale

Mission

PRICE REDUCED, 1280sf 3br 1.5ba ½ duplex, large 4480sf lot $229,900 604-792-9287 see uSELLaHOME.com id5511

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Maple Ridge/ Pitt Mead.

5 ACRE DEVELOPMENT PROPERTY IN MAPLE RIDGE potential 43 units. $1,250,000. Vendor can finance. 2 houses, $2400/mo. Also 2.5 acres for $775,000. Call 604-760-3792

6020-20

6020

Langley/ Aldergrove

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

6020-18 CULTUS LK gardener’s dream 1160 sf 2 br 1.5 ba rancher, a/c 55+ complex $63K 604-858-9301 see uSELLaHOME.com id5400

Ladner/ South Delta

W. LADNER ½ block from the Fraser Riv,1600sf 3br character home, $520,000 604-617-3748 see uSELLaHOME.com id5599

6020-14

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

www.bcforeclosures.com 4 BR home from $18,500 down $1715/mo. 604-538-8888, Alain @ Sutton WC Realty W. Rock

Trusted Vendors, Local Buyers

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Burnaby

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

6020-06

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Houses - Sale

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6020-01

Why? Trusted Sellers You know the sellers and so do we. No scams. No concerns. Buy with confidence!

6020

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

CONNECTING COMMUNITIES

ONE CALL DOES IT ALL!

For Sale by Owner

6015

6020-24

North Delta

UPDATED 4541SF 7br 5½ba on large 8264sf lot, basement suite, $749,000 604-805-6614 see uSELLaHOME.com id5604

6020-30

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

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

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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GREEN TIMBERS beautifully updated 3100sf 5br 3.5ba, suite 8400sf lot $565K 604-340-1551 see uSELLaHOME.com id5631

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

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Houses - Sale

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6030

Lots & Acreage

6050

Out Of Town Property

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

CHILLIWACK BUILD 5000sf Home, 10,742sf serviced flat bldg lot $279K 604-798-5050 see uSELLaHOME.com id5536 GUILDFORD 1900SF 3br 2ba w/basement suite on huge 8640 sf lot, $479,000 604-613-1553 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 NEWTON NEW 2200sf 5br 3.5ba ½ duplex with 2br bsment suite $475K incl. HST 604-728-1419 see uSELLaHOME.com id5591

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

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

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

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

Tsawwas.

CUSTOM BUILT, 2200sf, 3BR+ den, 2.5 bath, new fixtures, 7300sf lot, $659K, 604-943-9600

Vancouver East Side

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

Other Areas BC

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

6025

Industrial/ Commercial

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

Reduce Reuse Recycle The classifieds can help! 604.795.4417 604.630.3300

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

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

HATZIC LAKE 1 hr drive from Vanc, 2 vacant lots 1 is lakefront $70K is for both 604-302-3527 see uSELLaHOME.com id5588

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

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

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

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

OCEAN FRONT boat access only 2 yr old 1600sf 3br 2.5ba 30min from W Van $799K 778-998-9141 see uSELLaHOME.com id5424

MOVING? CHILLIWACK REDUCED must be moved 1130sf 2br 2bath mobile $5,500obo 604-795-7570 see uSELLaHOME.com id5612

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

6040

Okanagan/ Interior

MERRITT HERITAGE style 3070 sf 4br 5ba on 9.9ac lot detached shop, view $895K 250-378-8857 see uSELLaHOME.com id5592

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

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6052

6035

SUDOKU

CANCEL YOUR TIMESHARE. NO RISK program. STOP Mortgage & Maintenance Payments Today. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Free Consultation. Call us Now. We can Help! 1-888-356-5248

GET AWAY - Mayne Island Turn Key house, 2 BR + suite, all for $320,000, 250-539-5011 http://members.shaw.ca/ mayneislandhome/

PRINCETON, BC 15.78 acres Panoramic views, hydro, well, pumphouse, & septic installed. $384,900. 604-798-1258 p15.78@hotmail.com

RENO’D Van Heights contemp., city & water views! 3 BR, 4 bths, 2819 sf, + suite. 150 Kootenay St. Re/Max Central, Ken & Linda Johnston 604-644-3293

3 BR, lrg kitchen/lving room, 1300sf seasonal, Gambier Isl. Sea Ranch $325K 604-266-6191

LANGLEY NR town fully reno’d 2474sf home on 5ac ppty, bsmt suite $1,150,000 604-825-3966 see uSELLaHOME.com id5582

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

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SUDOKU

Recreation Property

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

6020-38

6065

Surrey

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

6020-36

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2013 THE VANCOUVER COURIER

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

6065

Recreation Property

CABIN 15 mins SE of Hope BC Surrounded by mountains rivers Tall cedars, trails, clean air. 3 BR, 1.5 ba, 6appls, sleeps 12+ $239K by owner, 604-795-3663 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

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HOME SERVICES 8055

Cleaning

EUROPEAN DETAILED Service cleaning. www.puma-cleaning.ca Sophia 604-805-3376

8060

Concrete

A 1 Retaining Walls, Foundation, Stairs, Driveways, Patios, Sidewalks. Any concrete project. Free Est. Basile 604-617-5813 Concrete Specialist. Garages, sidewalks, exposed aggregate & patios. Santino 778-892-5559 CONCRETE SPECIALIST, patio sidewalk, driveway, exposed aggregate reas rate 604-764-2726

8073

Drainage

GREENWORX ★ Drainage Sewer & Water, video inspecions & jack hammer 604.782.4322

8087

Excavating

8130

# 1 DRAINAGE, STONE WORK & DEMOLITION

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

8090

Fencing/Gates

FENCES & DECKS front steps, retaining walls, repair or renew, John 778-998-5591 tarasoffconstruction.com

Flooring/ Refinishing

8105

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

8080

Electrical

A. LIC. ELECTRICIAN #19807 Semi-retired wants small jobs only. 604-689-1747, pgr 604-686-2319 A Lic’d. Electrician #30582. Rewiring & Reno, Appliance/ Plumbing. Rotor Rooter and Hydro Pressure Jetting Service, 778-998-9026 or 604-255-9026 Free Est / 24/7 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

Installation • Refinishing • Repairs ART of HARDWOOD FLOORS 604-240-3344

Glass Mirrors

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

8125

Gutters

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

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

RENTALS 6505

Apartments & Condos

1 & 2 BDRM APTS Top Floor Richmond. LARGE apts, w/ balcony, heat, hot water, cable, 1 pkg, coin laundry, storage locker, NS, NP, steps to transit, shops, schools. Very quiet bldg, AVAIL NOW! From $915. 604-241-3772

6508

Apt/Condos

WATER VIEW, 2801-1188 Quebec St, 3B, 2BA, 1928sf, balcony, 3 parking stalls, lease, no pet, no smoking, $3700, now, Eric 604-723-7368 (Royal Pacific Rlty)

UBC, 805-5868 Agronomy Rd, 2B, 2BA, bal, 1008sf, lease, no pet, no smoking, rent $2700, now, Eric 604-723-7368

6540

Houses - Rent

AMBLESIDE WV, 3 bdrm + den, 3 ba, quiet, water view, hardwood flrs, 2 car garage, pet ok, n/s pref. $2850+util. immed 604-317-1553

3BDRM/1.5BTH BEAUTIFUL Trout Lake Area Two floors in a stunning 3 bedroom character home. Main floor is open concept with commercial grade kitchen opening to deck. Lovely back yard. One block to spectacular Trout Lake and Trout Lake Community Centre. Easy access to trendy Commercial Drive area. Short walk to ALRT. Lovely family home. Looking for responsible long term tenants. Utilities extra. Avail. March 15. No Pets $2,800 Monthly.778-995-2251 email: markfrobinson@gmail.com

6540

Houses - Rent

VAN 8BR, 4ba, 3285sf, 10yr new big garage, avail NOW $4490!! Cambie/ Marine. JACKY, Max Management 778-996-9908

6595

AaronR CONST

TwoGuysWithATruck.ca Moving, Storage, Free EST 604-628-7136. Visa, OK

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

RENOS • REPAIRS 9129 Shaughnessy St., Van.

732-8453

MIKESHOMEWORK.CA Bath, kitchen, paint, decks, tiles, repairs carpentry, free est 604.688.2306

EUROPE RENOVATION Complete home renovation & new addition visit us: europerenovation.com Call: 778-233-5726

8140

BOILER PROBLEM Specialist 33 yrs exp. Licensed gas fitter + plumber. 24/7. 604-618-4049

8160

Lawn & Garden

Winter Services Same Day Service, Fully Insured

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

FLECK CONTRACTING LTD.

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

Off: 604-266-2120 Cell: 604-290-8592 Serving West Side since 1987

TANKTECH Certified Oil Tank Removal & Remediation Specialists. res/com. Free est. 604-328-1234

8200

Patios/Decks/ Railings

• Sunrooms • Aluminum patio/deck covers • Aluminum railings • Glass railings • Aluminum fencing • Auto gates Free Estimates 604-782-9108

www.PatioCoverVancouver.com

8220

3 BR +den new reno,top flr home Jasper/Victoria Dr, wd, $1,200, 50%util ns/np now 604-327-9479 E 65TH Ave/Fraser. Clean 1BR, new h/wood flrs, w/d, ns, np. $750. Now/Feb15. 778-998-6685 FURN ROOM, Character House, City Hall/Canada line/B-Line, n/s, n/p, shr bath, fem, balcony, ref’s. $525 incl util.879-6072 evenings 3 BDRM g/l ste, corner Sophia & 43rd, Avail now, $1100 + utils, n/s, n/p, Call Mike, 604-649-3028

• Yard Clean-Ups • Pruning • Gutters • Landscaping

8175

Masonry

2-3 BDRM house or suite req’d, Pref Westside or Kits. good refs, will sign lease, ready April 1 or May. Call Doreen 604-264-7400

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

8185

Moving & Storage

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

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PLUMBER & GAS FITTER

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604.825.2211

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

AFFORDABLE MOVING

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South Slope Plumbing, Drainage & Heating 24/7 emerg. service, Res/Comm, Licensed, insured & bonded 778-858-7180

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Roofing

9110

AT YOUR HOME ROOFING SERVICES. New roofs & repairs. WCB Insured 604-340-7189 ROOF LEAKS? ★ Waters Home Maintenance ★ Free Est. 604-738-6606

8255

Rubbish Removal

Collectibles & Classics

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

Contracting Ltd

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For Free Estimates Call Ryan 778.809.6677

1969 MERCEDES Benz 280S, collector plates, excellent condition, $5900. 604-723-3654

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RENOS • REPAIRS 9129 Shaughnessy St., Van.

732-8453

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High United Construction New build, renos, drywall, tile, stucco, plumbing, repairs. Big or small jobs. Randy 604-250-1385 HOME IMPROVEMENTS: Renovations, restorations, repairs, decks fences. Walter 778-837-2518

1976 MGB Roadster. British racing green colour. 4 speed. New top and carpet. Engine work done. $6,500. 604-591-8566

RUBBISH REMOVAL

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

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8309

Tiling

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

8315

1987 PONTIAC FIERO auto, collectors plates, 4 cyl, new brakes, garage kept 169km $3100 604-987-0926

Tree Services

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

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

8335

Window Cleaning

WHITE ROSE Window Cleaning. Inside and out. Gutters cleared and cleaned too! 604-274-0285

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

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8250

HOME ADVANTAGE

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8250

Roofing

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1991 Pontiac Grand Prix 4 DR Fully loaded,kept inside,in family from new $2495. 604-899-6119

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Domestic

1993 PLYMOUTH Sundance 126 K, 4 dr, w/hatch, 2.2L, $2000 obo. Great 1st car 604-809-6353 2000 BUICK LeSabre, custom 4 door, good condition, $2100 obo. Call 604-781-2342

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

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

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

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Domestic

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Sports & Imports

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1996 CHEV Cheyenne 4x4, 189,000 km, good tires, canopy new brakes $2000. 604-698-5347 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

1987 JAGUAR XJS Cabriolet, 1 owner, lady driven, V12, ps, pb, pw, rebuilt ac, new tires, $8900 obo, Don 604-826-7012

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

2001 JAGUAR XJR, fully serviced, new tires/brakes, exc cond, $13,500, low kms local car. 604-644-4440

2008 FORD Escape Hybrid, Grey, Stk# Y12073B, $14,995 Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331 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, $6300. Call 604-518-3166

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

2008 FORD Pickup Lariat, 49,000km, loaded + +, $33,000 Must Sell! 604-313-2763

2008 NISSAN Pathfinder S, $19,888, 76,068km Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

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

1997 JAGUAR XK8 cpe, black, blk lther int, 84,000 ks, full load, all records, DB7 rims, sport pckg $9900 firm. 778-889-6557

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

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

1998 HONDA Accord Ex, low kms, new tmg belt, brakes, water pump, $4200 obo, 604-812-4912

2006 Saab 9-3 2.0T 111,121kms Economical original $39,830. 778-837-1900, $9,695

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

2010 JEEP Wrangler, blue, hard top, Stock# S13095A, $19,995. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

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Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

2004 BMW X5, 4.4 i , 131K, $15,888 Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

Sports & Imports

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

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1998 NOMAD 5th Wheel 25 ft. 1 slide; Standup/walk around Bdrm $10,000 604-796-2866

Vans

2005 CHEV Astro Cargo Van, Ladder rails, 68k, a/c, $13,900 Downtown.nissan.ca 604-257-8900 2007 BMW 525i 88,400km Premium Pkg, loaded $21,900 obo. 604-532-9292

2002 NISSAN Maxima SE, only 151,000 km, leather heated seats, sunroof, 4 drs, $6000 OBO, Call 604-785-9314

2006 DODGE Caravan Cargo, 70k, shelves, ladder rack, $9,900 Downtown.nissan.ca 604-257-8900 2007 MAZDA 3 GT, $12,888, 94,531km, Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

2004 HYUNDAI Elantra 79 K km, 5 spd, 2.0L, 4 cyl, new clutch, a/c, loaded, $5999. 604-980-0051

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

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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

2008 INFINITY G37 Coupe Sport, $27,888, 44,620km Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

2005 MERCEDES Benz SLK350, $24,888, 68,922 km Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108 2008 TOYOTA Camry Hybrid, f/loaded, 2yrs wrty, silver, 63K, $17,900 obo, 604-929-7002

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

2008 NASH 25’ 5th whl, q bed, rear kitchen, 1 slide $19,000. Ph 604-792-2201 Chilliwack

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

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1995 VOLVO 850 turbo, 155,000 km, leather seats, mag wheels with low profile tires, wife’s car, well maintained $3700. 604-922-5986

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

2005 MAZDA 3 GS auto 88500km, well maint, aircrd, no accidents $8000obo 604-970-0401

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

FREE SCRAP CAR REMOVAL No Wheels, No Problem CASH FOR ALL complete cars OPEN 24 hrs incl holidays MIKE 604-872-0109 alexstowingscrapcarpickup.ca JORDANI’S FREE SCRAP CAR REMOVAL. Top $$ for complete cars. 7 days/wk, 604-720-0067

2008 INFINITI G37, silver, manual, Stock# BB3091, $23,995 Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

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. $19,900 email: jasonbarton@shaw.ca 1995 HONDA Civic LX, aircared, runs great, set of 4 snows & 4 all seasons on rims, Asking $2200. Call 778-960-4673

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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.

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

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

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1992 SUBARU Loyal S/W, 4 cyl, auto, aircared, pwr grp, exc cond, all rec. $1950 obo. 604-433-3039 1994 PONTIAC Trans Am GT red with grey int., well maint., lady driven $4800. Serious inquires only. Ph 604-997-2583

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

2008 HONDA Fit, red, manual, gas mizer, Stock#BB3050A, $12,995 Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

2009 HONDA Odyssey EXL, $28,888, 39K, 5 sp/Auto, FWD, M625501A, Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

1997 Honda Civic CX 22,000 kms, 1 owner, red, timewarp car. $6,900. 778-318-5262 1997 TOYOTA Camry LE. 4 drs, 4 cyl, auto, a/c. Well maintained. Aircared. $3700. 604-936-1270

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2009 NISSAN Altima 2 dr, 2.5L, auto, 16,400 km, gray, leather, loaded, $21,500. 604-728-8583

2006 ACURA 3.2 TL custom fully loaded, 300 HP, 6 spd. 125,000 km on body, only 44,000 km on engine $9500. 604-241-0357 2006 HONDA Accord, 106,000 kms, 4 dr, auto, leather, very good cond $12,000. 604-889-4961

2009 Nissan Versa SL $9995 1.8L 6 spd low kms, fuel efficient mint condition. Fully loaded with sports package 778-881-3471.

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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

RV’s/Trailers

2012 TOYOTA Yaris, blue, manual, Stock# S13096A, $16,995 Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

1991 MERCEDES BENZ 300C. Auto, new tires. 111,000 km. Exc condition. $6,350. 604-786-6495 1986 HARLEY Davidson SLHTC, loaded with options, 34K km original, show bike, collectors plate, $13,000, 604-946-4553

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

2007 BMW 335i CABRIOLET, $28,888, 79,712km, Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

2011 NISSAN Juke,white, full load leather sunroof GPS, Stock# S12332B $23,995. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

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

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

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

2004 Jaguar X-Type Automatic 93,500 kms Excellent condition. $10,500 Call: (604) 786-0941 email: juliekemble@hotmail.com 2007 BMW 525I, black, loaded, leather, sunroof, very clean, 130K, $24,900. 604-999-4097

24' SEARAY Turn Key & go, gd shape $6500. 604 552 3961 or Email samishlake@shaw.ca Aluminum Boat Wanted, 10, 12 or 14 ft, with or without motor or trailer. Will pay $. 604-319-5720

2001 Toyota Celica GT Auto 138,000 kms -many extras $8,950. Call: (604) 690-6235

2002 FORD Explorer, Stk# V13081A, auto low K’s $6995. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

2009 TOYOTA Yaris, $12,888 Mileage: 58,352 km, Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

COZY, NICELY decorated, fully equip, 79 Ford M/H, low kms & hi way usage, $6,500. 778-737-3890

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