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The many faces of Granville Island By Shawn Conner

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t’s an overcast Saturday afternoon on Granville Island, and kids are playing in a pile of sand. Families stand around in clusters, and children hold helium-filled blue balloons. But this isn’t a playground. It’s the front yard of Ocean Construction Supplies, the concrete company Granville Island visitors pass by on a daily basis and seldom think twice about. Yet the 90-year-old company has long been a fixture on this plot of land. And every spring for the last 14 years, Ocean Construction Supplies has opened its gates to give people the chance to learn more about wet-batch concrete than they probably thought they wanted to know — and to remind us that Granville Island isn’t just about dining, drinking and dropping off the kids at the Adventure Zone. “They [other Granville Island businesses] like having us here,” Ocean Construction maintenance planner and unofficial spokesperson Stephen Bell tells us, raising his voice to be heard over the continuous blast of kids pressing on air-horns. “We do advertising, and we keep the traffic moving.” The concrete mixing trucks do indeed keep the traffic moving. “The trucks at Ocean go in and out every day, and the drivers are probably the best drivers down here,” says Scott Fraser, Granville Island marketing and communications officer. And with the drums of some of its concrete mixer trucks decaled with fruits and vegetables to advertise the Public Market, the vehicles are a unique addition to the city’s sights. Ocean Construction Supplies is a holdover

from Granville Island’s early days. At one time the area was home mostly to industry, but in the post-Second World War years many of its factories were decimated by fires and the area fell into disrepair. The federal government began redeveloping the site in the early ‘70s. The idea, according to the Granville Island website, was to “transform the site into a people-friendly place with various uses, from parkland to housing to public exhibition space.” Since opening to the public in 1979, the island has lived up to its mandate. Besides

COVERSTORY heavy industry like Ocean Construction Supplies and manufacturer Micon Products, Granville Island boasts a brewery (Granville Island Brewery, the province’s first microbrewery) and an artisanal sake maker (the only one in Canada). There is a strong naval element including a dock, whale-watching tours, marina, kayak rentals and fishing charters. Potters, weavers, textile artists, printers and jewelry makers work in studios that once housed foundries and machine shops. And of course, icons like the Public Market and Emily Carr University of Art + Design have become synonymous with Granville Island. The art school was in the news recently when the Ministry of Advanced Education gave the university $1.7 million to develop a business case for expansion. How this will affect Granville Island’s delicate eco-system remains to be seen, although the school owns one building on the island and is leasing another.

Barry Patterson, director of communications for Emily Carr, told WE via email that the school is working on a campus expansion project at Great Northern Way, where the institution already has the Master of Digital Media program with BCIT, UBC and SFU. The expansion “is to address the shortage of space we face at the Granville Island campus which was originally built for 800 students,” writes Patterson, who notes that the school has been on Granville Island since 1978. “The current space is in need of upgrades and repair. We now have more than 1,800 students every year and no residencies… “Once we have determined if we are to proceed with GNW expansion we will address options with the Granville Island campus.” He adds, “Granville Island is an important part of our history and however we proceed in the future it will be done thoughtfully and with consideration.” The school is indeed as much a part of the island’s makeup as Ocean Construction Supplies and the Public Market. Blue-collar workers, art students, shoppers and tourists all contribute into making Granville Island “one of the world’s great places” (according to the New York-based nonprofit Project for Public Spaces). With its unique mix of arts, culture, industry and education, the site has stumped city planners from all over the globe who have scouted out the island in an attempt to find out what makes it tick. For Ocean Construction’s Bell, it’s the sense of community that he likes

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around the island, I see everyone I know. It’s a nice sense of community. I don’t mind having tourists here — I just have to watch tour buses don’t block our gates.” Bell says that as far as he knows, Ocean Construction is a fully accepted part of that community; he hasn’t heard anyone object to the presence of a concrete plant in their midst. “I haven’t heard of any controversy and I haven’t come across any myself. Everyone seems to like us here – we’re part of the history and the living heritage of the island.” On the afternoon of the Ocean Construction Supplies open house, I pause on the way to the cement plant. A young woman with a guitar begins singing a familiar-sounding melody. I soon realize the song is Steve Earle’s Copperhead Road. As the busker builds to the chorus, the uniqueness of Granville Island — a place I’d always taken for granted — strikes home. Here I am on the way to a cement plant; after that I’ll go to the market to pick up some fresh fish for dinner. Now, however, I stand with several other people, listening to the song’s tale of redemption and reclamation.

Five things you might not have known about Granville Island Sake for the sake of it — Artisan SakeMaker’s Masa Shiroki is the first person to make premium-quality sake in Canada. Shiroki’s journey has taken him to experimenting with flavoured and sparkling sake, including the MIRAI 2010 Sparkling Sake, which premiered at this year’s Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival. Stop by Shiroki’s Granville Island shop on Railspur Avenue for a taste. Doin’ doughnuts — Located in the Public Market, Lee’s Donuts precedes the current trend for craft doughnuts by, oh, just about 20 years. Not only are they made fresh daily, but you can watch the process in action. The doughnut-maker features more than 30 varieties, from classic honey glazed to mango to seasonal favourites such as Pumpkin Spice. Check your head — Did you know Granville Island has its own psychologist? Dr. Gordon Reid has a really nice-looking office (or at least an image of one at DrGordonReid.com) and treats individuals and couples for depression, anxiety and what his site calls “relationship disturbance”. We knew you’d say that — The Granville Island website claims that the Psychic Studio has been “Home to Vancouver’s Best Psychics since 1996.” Which begs the question — where did one go for a quality reading before 1996? Walk-ins are welcome seven days a week, and no appointment required between 11am to 5pm. Shop with dragons — One of the island’s best-kept secrets, Dragonspace is the place for the Game of Thrones/Lord of the Rings fan in your life. Tucked away inside the Creekhouse next to the Public Market, the store’s shelves are festooned with sculptures, games, books and jewelry featuring dragons, faeries, wizards and other fantastical/mystical characters. Bring your magic Visa card. — Shawn Conner

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f someone had asked a teenaged Cory Monteith what his life would look like 2012, it’s safe to say that he probably wouldn’t have guessed being famous — for an especially good reason. A high school drop-out who was leading a life filled with drugs and criminal behaviour, he was struggling to figure out who he was and what others thought of him. He settled for being the “bad kid”, even prompting his family and friends to hold an intervention for him when he was 19. His lowest point came when he was caught stealing significant amounts of money from a family member in order to fuel his drug addiction. Given the choice to go to jail or get help, Monteith chose the latter. He moved to the Vancouver Island city of Nanaimo, taking on a series of odd jobs in order to begin rebuilding his life. His first break came when he entered a small acting studio run by Maureen Webb, who, struck by his potential, encouraged him to pursue the art. Monteith had always been interested in music rather than acting, particularly drumming, and decided to take her advice. Never would either of them have guessed what was going to happen. Monteith, who recently “graduated” as a star of the hit TV series Glee, has remained devoted to his roots and loves coming to Vancouver whenever

he gets the chance. On his most recent trip to the city, he arrived with a bigger purpose than just visiting. As an ambassador of Sir Richard Branson’s non-profit sector of the Virgin Group, Virgin Unite, Monteith accompanied Branson in announcing donations to two local youth organizations, Broadway Youth Resource Centre ($25,000) and Project Limelight ($26,500). Monteith has publicly supported Project Limelight since its launch in January 2012. The project was founded by Webb, Monteith’s former mentor. As dozens of young children from Project Limelight’s performing arts programs sang and charmed an audience of photographers and newscasters at the East of Main Cafe last Friday, there was no one prouder than Monteith, standing at the back of the room with a smile on his face. He knew exactly the kind of excitement these children were experiencing and has become a role model for many of these at-risk youths. Project Limelight’s youth performers will be presenting their production,”Wonderland”, this Saturday, June 5, at the Fei and Milton Wong Experimental Theatre at SFU Woodwards. “Wonderland” brings together singing, pantomime, comedy, dance and audience participation. There will be 2pm matinee and a 7pm evening show. Who knows — maybe we’ll get to see the next Cory Monteith in the making.

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aren Wristen has taken over the helm of the Living Oceans Society just when it’s headed into turbulent waters. The non-profit society is the largest Canadian organization that focuses exclusively on marine conservation, working with the federal government to create domestic legislation. But this climate of cooperation changed when the government pushed ahead with the Enbridge pipeline project. And, at a time that could see an exponential increase in tanker traffic, the oils spill response team has been drastically reduced. “[It] leaves us with very few avenues to cooperate. It puts us in an adversarial position that wasn’t our choice.” Wristen adds that it’s only possible to “work with a mature and responsible government that is actually interested in solutions.... “There should not be any oil tankers in our marine protected areas.” Wristen’s new task is raising awareness about the Northern Gateway project and tanker issue. “We’ll work in coastal communities around BC to let people know what to expect,” she says. “We’ve done a lot of good work already. We have expert reports that deal with marine safety and ecosystems protection and we’ve built an oil spill model that is running on our website.” This comes at the heels of the federal government’s decision to disband local oil spill response teams. “The reason given by the minister of envi-

ronment is cost saving,” Wristen says. “But without the team to coordinate local response, there will be no ability to tell responders about local conditions. They won’t know where the clam beaches are or where the salmon spawn. Without the local knowledge, the navigational risk to a ship in distress is huge.” This makes the job of the spill operator trying to clean up and salvage a ship very hard, Wristen says. In order to operate in Canadian waters, a tanker is required to hire a company commissioned to do the clean-up as part of the insurance. “When the spill happens on the central coast, for example, the operator may be dispatched from an urban centre and has no ability to get detailed knowledge of the local environment. Environment Canada had a team made up of representatives from local communities and that has been cut in terms of number of staff. And the office has been relocated to Gatineau, Quebec. “[Canada] didn’t do a great job with oil spill response before the cut, according to a report of the auditor general’s report in 2010,” Wristen adds, and with the potential increase in tanker traffic, this protection is needed more than ever. The former executive director of was Jennifer Lash and she “built the society into an incredible science-based organization.” As Wristen gets ready for a “different kind of playing field,” Lash is running the tar sands campaign. “We’ll plan the future differently,” says Wristen who divides her time between Living Oceans’ Vancouver and Sointula offices. But she stresses that the society still pursues avenues of collaboration, for instance with the provincial government. “We’ll collaborate wherever we can. It will probably be hard trying to inject some common sense into the federal environmental policy but if you don’t believe it’s possible, you might as well hang up your gloves and go home.”

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Touch that dial While not specifically a West End problem, could anyone guide me to a radio station here in Vancouver that plays good, contemporary indie music? Classic Rock 101 plays the same few songs by the same old artists without delving into any of their back catalogues for the really good stuff and, while Jack FM claims to play â&#x20AC;&#x153;Just What We Wantâ&#x20AC;?, does anyone else want it? QM-FM 103.5, supposedly â&#x20AC;&#x153;Vancouverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Choice for Soft Rockâ&#x20AC;?, is the perfect cure for insomnia and Virgin 95.3 claiming to play â&#x20AC;&#x153;Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Best Mixâ&#x20AC;? is as crass as The Beat 104.5 saying that they play â&#x20AC;&#x153;Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Best Musicâ&#x20AC;?. I guess that JR-FM 93.7 is okay if you like â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;newâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; country music... but thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a pretty big â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;ifâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. Help! Roger, via email

Line â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;em up Every time I walk by Stephos on Davie St. there is always a huge line up taking up the side walk. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s great they are busy and the restaurent is booming. However, I think they should install barriers where people

line up, like the Pumpjack does on Cheap Sundays and Celebrities on any busy nights. Anonymous, via Rantline

Concession? Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s with the Cactus Club at English Bay. First they block most of the ocean view at the end on Denman street; it is a nice building but Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d rather see the ocean. Where is the promised concession stand that was part of the deal with the city to build there? Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been told by the polite hostesses for two months that it will open in a month. The concession area is now being used for food prep. I was also told there will be no seating for the concession area that was part of the old concession stand. If the prices are like the restaurant prices then it will be too pricey. Smarten up or bring back the old concession stand. D.Allison, via email

A little quiet Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Saturday and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re into Hour 6 of a power washing noise-a-polooza at 1924 Barclay Street. On a Saturday? When most of us are trying to relax? Six hours and no sign of stopping? Really? Anonymous, via email

and stopped to pet a dog tied up in front of the store. Another dog owner scolded me for petting the dog, saying it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t my property and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what the bylaws were initiated for. The animal bylaw has nothing to do with petting dogs; sure I couldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been bitten but Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been around dogs all my life and sometimes Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d rather just say â&#x20AC;&#x153;hiâ&#x20AC;? to a dog. Anonymous, via Rantline

How simple can it be? Again, drivers need to use turn signals before they turn! How hard is that? Anonymous, via Rantline

Lifeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not just about you Another morning bus ride to work and fighting my way past the dolts who hang out by the back door, completely oblivious that people are struggling to get past their fat butts, backpacks, huge purses and doltish faces..... Hellooooo? Could you please get your heads out of your iPhones and take a look around and be just a bit aware of other people? Fed up, via email

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Contemporary art explained Josephine Meckseper: â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;American Legâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; opened last week at the Contemporary Art Gallery (555 Nelson), and will continue until Sep. 2. For her first exhibition in Canada, Meckseper creates eight new works in the street-front window vitrines of the CAG, exploring the relationship between politics and consumerism, central to her work. Sharing the gallery until July 1 is the first Canadian solo exhibition by Los Angeles-based artist Matthew Monahan. With their battered, weathered surfaces and contorted, fragmented bodies, Monahanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s figurative sculptures and drawings evoke artifacts from another time or era. Coming soon, the CAG presents a survey of film and sculptural works by Dublin-based artist Sarah Browne, including the artistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s entry for the 2009 Venice Biennale. Sarah Browne - How to Use Foolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Gold (July 13 to Sep. 2). The free guided visits to the public provide visitors with an excellent opportunity to develop new skills for interpreting contemporary art. June 3 at 3pm, CAG director Nigel Prince gives a tour of current exhibitions whilst focusing on Matthew Monahanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work. On July 1 at 3pm, curator and educator Heidi Reitmaier explores the work of Josephine Meckseper and Matthew Monahan in relationship to other contemporary cultural practices. ContemporaryArtGallery.ca

Pettingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not illegal None of your Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no bylaw about petting a dog business Saturday evening in front of the liquor store on Commercial Drive, I was enjoying a beautiful evening

If there is a building party or employee party, why do some people think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s their right to know why you are not going. When someone says no, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s it. Most people (myself included) would say they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to get food poisoning or MRSA infection. Like it or not, MRSA is everywhere. Anonymous, hand delivered

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ShopTalk Sophia Danai catches Collective’s eye Local clothing retailer Lifetime Collective has teamed up with Vancouver-based singer/songwriter Sophia Danai for a summer shoot featuring some of their favourite pieces from the Women’s Spring/Summer 2012 collection (available for sale at select retailers across Canada and online at Lifetimecollective.com). Sophia Danai caught the attention of Grammy award-winning producer, Chin Injeti, widely known for his work in the hip-hop world (Eminem, Clipse, 50 Cent and Drake), and while one might not find the connection likely, Sophia says it was a chance to create the music she imagined and to explore new horizons. As WE mapped out in a March editorial feature on the company, Lifetime is known for collaborating with up-and-coming local artists across all genres, but the artists also have to be pushing their own boundaries to catch the attention of the fashion collective. Along those lines, Sophia’s selfproduced online magazine, Wishing Well, is a whimsical diversion from the successful path the singer is charting. In the most recent issue you can find a Q & A with Lifetime women’s designer Jude Feller (Issuu.com/wishingwell). As a bonus, Sophia’s latest song Money is available for free download at SophiaDanai.com. Kin Chan photo

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Fresh off the runway Last week Joe Fresh showcased the successes of their SS12 runway collection. Highlights include versatile dresses, daisy crochet knits, and some eyebrow-raising neoprene numbers courtesy of Joe Fresh designer Joe Mimran (aka Joe Freezy). The affordable women’s fashions — formerly exclusive to Real Canadian Superstores — are available at the free-standing location at 540 Granville.

With more than a dozen works touching on pottery, sculpture and photography, this exhibition joins new perspectives with familiar porcelain motifs and each artist engages with the questions of history, technology, sexuality, colonialism, and labour that have long intersected on porcelain’s elegant surface. This ancient material may seem obsolete within today’s technocratic societies, yet it continues to thrive, as it has for thousands of years, in both applied and creative fields. Curator LouisAlexandre Douesnard-Malo will be conducting a tour of the exhibit June 2. Space is limited, RSVP to debbie@satellitegallery.ca or 604681-8425. For more information please visit CuratorialStudies.ca. Photo: Shelley Miller, The Wealth of Some and Ruin of Others (triptych), 2008

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Satellite Gallery’s porcelain perspective Elegant Disorder: Perspectives on Porcelain is a group exhibition at Satellite Gallery (560 Seymour) featuring contemporary artists Paul Mathieu (instructor at Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver), Sin-Ying Ho (instructor at Queen’s College in New York City), Shelley Miller (Montrealbased artist whose installations, sculptures and public works have been exhibited across Canada as well as in India and Brazil), Elizabeth Zvonar (who recently appeared locally at the Vancouver Art Gallery and the Contemporary Art Gallery) and Brendan Tang (who has exhibited at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal as a 2010 Sobey Finalist, the Vancouver Art Gallery and the Power Plant). Running until June 23, this exhibition engages with the history of porcelain—in particular, contemporary expressions of the blue-and-white motifs reminiscent of Chinese Ming Dynasty wares.

A jewelry and accessories show will take place at Heritage Hall, June 2 and 3, offering a diverse variety from steampunk to bridal, vintage assembled to modern handcrafted sterling. The show also features fabulous accessory designers creating bags, belts and hats as well as locally made mineral makeup and beauty products available. Fab Fair runs 11am to 5pm; admission is $2. For more info: 604-874-9535.

Modern masters at VAG Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Paul Gauguin, Vincent van Gogh, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and other luminaries of modern art take centre stage at the Vancouver Art Gallery this summer. Collecting Matisse and Modern Masters: The Cone Sisters of Baltimore (on now to Sep. 30) features nearly 50 paintings, sculpture and drawings from one of the world’s great holdings of early European Modernism. In fact, the highlight of the Cone Collection is a group of works by Henri Matisse, providing a rare overview of one of the most acclaimed artists of the 20th century and making The Baltimore Museum of Art’s Matisse collection the largest and most comprehensive in the world. Etta and Claribel Cone

Satellite Gallery were ardent and early patrons of the French avant–garde, meeting Matisse, Pablo Picasso and other artists during their trips to Paris in the first decade of the twentieth century. This exclusive Canadian presentation includes a selection of 27 signature works by Matisse, most notably Matisse’s Large Reclining Nude (pictured) displaying the daring scale, simplified forms, and bold, flat planes of colour with which the artist treated the female form in the 1930s. It also features Picasso’s haunting Blue Period Woman with Bangs, and Gauguin’s Tahitian masterpiece Vahine no te vi (Woman of the Mango). VanArtGallery.bc.ca

Trina Turk sportswear at Banana Republic Banana Republic and Trina Turk announce the debut of the Banana Republic Trina Turk Collection — a limited-edition capsule featuring chic summer essentials inspired by the southern California lifestyle. The collection will be available for purchase in June and will be carried in Canadian stores as well as online at BananaRepublic.ca. “I find myself continually inspired by

the cool, modern vibe of southern California and I wanted to bring that spirit to Banana Republic’s summer collection,” says Simon Kneen, creative director. “Trina’s signature prints are beloved and embody the aspirational Palm Springs lifestyle, so she was a natural partner for Banana Republic’s capsule collection this Summer.” The nearly 60-piece collection of women’s apparel and accessories features an array of summer musthaves in iconic Trina Turk prints, re-imagined in this exclusive capsule of collaborative designs. From flirty dresses to printed tunics and plush beach towels, items are perfect for the warm days ahead and can transition from deskside to poolside and everywhere in-between. “When we began working together on the collaboration, Simon and I decided early on that the Palm Springs ‘cocktails by the pool’ lifestyle would be our key inspiration for the colours, styles, and Banana Republic prints” says Turk. Founded in 1995, the Trina Turk brand includes women’s ready-to-wear, Mr. Turk menswear, swim, homewares, handbags, and jewelry in seven namesake retail stores, a seasonal pop-up store in East Hampton, and one residential store in Palm Springs.

Henri Matisse is prominently featured in the Modern Masters exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Pictured: Large Reclining Nude, 1935, Baltimore Museum of Art

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here’s much to adore about Finch’s Tea & Coffee House on West Pender, starting with its beguiling good looks. Its debit card terminal and the mixed modern fashions of the clientele are the only things within eyeshot that would suggest that one was comfortably seated in the 21st century. The rest is straight out of Churchill’s England, only there are no ration cards or menacing Heinkels flying overhead. The eight-year-old day-time charmer has always leaned convincingly on this 30’s/40’s aesthetic, but not in a sham way. It’s so convincing that one half expects to find a well-thumbed first edition of For Whom The Bell Tolls left behind at a table or some Vera Lynn seducing from an especially raspy gramophone. I wrote of its attractiveness in a review a few years back, and though I’m not in the habit of quoting myself, the words still apply: “It’s a small space, with about 20 chairs in total, but each table seems its own little world. Over the years I’ve probably sat at them all, but the choicest seats are at the three window tables of two, all incubated from the rest on raised platforms and semi-shielded from the street by neatly tied curtains. They’re like little peripheral pods: perfect for quiet conversation, reading, or idle day-dreaming. The old hardwood floors give it a solid base of creaky character, while the dozen or so leafy plants, the dilapidated state of the ancient walls, and all of the aged cabinetry, mirrors, light fixtures, and various bits of ephemera lend it an open-faced honesty.” And then there’s the food: a simple assortment of red-leaf salads and a dependable daily soup anchored by a collection of baguette sandwiches, one of which is widely considered one of Vancouver’s “must-eats”. It’s a lovely number of sliced pear, prosciutto, blue-brie cheese and roasted walnuts spritzed with oil and vinegar. The flavours and textures fuse and resonate gently but beautifully (more piano than fortissimo), and those who partake in its joys seldom forget it. (If it had a musical score, it would be Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto in D). And as good as it tastes, it looks even better. The makers are exacting in their artistry, so every sandwich looks as if it’s been prepped by a food stylist for a glossy magazine photoshoot. Truly, it’s one of those

rare edibles that equally consumes its devourer. But as I mentioned, I wrote about it for these pages several years ago. It’s not my intention to repeat myself. The reason that Finch’s is in my wheelhouse again is because its owners, Jamie Smith and Sheryl Matthews, have just picked up a second space at 501 East Georgia in Strathcona. That’s at the end of my block, so you can imagine it’s like getting advance warning that a lost Matisse is about to make an appearance at the garage sale next door. Until last month, the address had long housed an awful victualling station called U-Go-To Store. My family nicknamed it “I’d-Rather-Not Store”. Smith and Matthews are replacing it with something called “Finch’s Market”. The concept is similar to the original Finch’s (we can expect much of the same menu, including teas, coffees, and the sandwich of legend) but with a strong fresh food market component leading the way. That means lots of local produce, retail foodstuffs from small and independent suppliers, housemade curries, meat pies, fruit pies, Beef Wellingtons, Knickerbocker Glories, custards, and so on (continuing with the Brit theme). They’ll even be making their own ice creams and popsicles. Smith grew up cooking in the old blethering place pubs of Somerset where there were always freshly-shot pheasants strung and a strong sense of community (he only just got his Canadian citizenship last month). Such an upbringing goes far in explaining his period tastes in food and design. A life-long tinkerer, he is infatuated by solid craftsmanship. “I’ve been poor and decadent all my life,” he told me during a tour of the new space last week, “so I’ve had no choice but to be creative and resourceful.” He’s building Finch’s Market largely on his own. His hands will see to all the demolition, plumbing, flooring, and painting. He’s even doing all the carpentry, too (chairs, benches, tables, counters, etc.). Virtually everything within will be handmade, excepting the antiques, which he will have personally restored. Naturally, all of my neighbours are justifiably excited about it. We (and the city at large) have to wait until September until its finished, but no matter. Good craftsmanship takes time, and I suppose that if Finch’s Market is to be any good, it should take time. It goes without saying that it will be well worth the wait, and so we wait with the original to tide us by.

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make 100 cases of their own wine, anything they want. All proceeds go to the BC Hospitality Foundation, which provides financial support to individuals in the hospitality industry who are coping with costs that have arisen from a serious health crisis. I was happy, ecstatic even, to be the pioneering ‘winemaker’ and opted to make a Semillon. I’ve always been a fan of the golden grape, whether the crisp and citrusy, bone-dry built-to-age version from Australia’s Hunter Valley, to the opulent butterscotch-y Washington State outings to fantastic local examples from La Frenz and Lake Breeze. I occasionally flew to the Okanagan to do everything from choosing the sunny vineyard in Oliver where we’d source the grapes, to sorting them in the fall and processing the grapes into OCP’s egg-shaped concrete fermenters. My wine is ready to go, and I’d love to have you join me. At my next East Van Wine Academy at The Waldorf Hotel on June 5, I’ll not only be freely pouring and chatting about my freshoutta-the-gates wine, but also pouring Semillons from around the world that inspired me to play around with the grape in the first place. It’ll be a stand-up, social affair with killer tunes from Rico Uno of The Freshest DJs, interactive visuals by Jesse Robinson Williams (who designed my label) and a host of other cheer. It’s just 20 bucks and I’m passing along partial proceeds to the BC Hospitality Foundation. Head to EastVanWineAcademy.com for tickets and hit up OkanaganCrushPad.com to learn more about the cool things they do! The “Kurtis 2011 Wild-Ferment Semillon” is going for around $20 and will be in private wine stores and restaurants soon!

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New chef, management team at Establishment Lounge Victor Bongo has made a name for himself as a chef who challenges culinary standards by incorporating flavours from different ethnic backgrounds. He’s written about this in his book, The Excellence of Chef Victor Bongo, and now he’s giving Vancouver diners a chance to judge for themselves. He’s joined the new management team at Establishment Lounge (3162 W. Broadway, 604-736-7576, EstLounge. com) as the executive chef. Of African descent, his CV includes a stint at the

Chef Victor Bongo Raven Hotel near Kluane National Park which helped him win the Best Chef in the Yukon award. Together with general manager Steven Sarkany, bar manager Sathi Rajan and owner Clayton Mickey, he has launched a new tapas-style menu on May 24. To taste what they’re up to, visit booth F at the food pavilion at this weekend’s Eat!Vancouver at BC Place.

A taste of Peru at Eat!Vancouver If you want a taste of Peruvian cuisine, then drop by local chef Pedro Guillen’s booth at Eat!Vancouver. He and a team of Peruvian chefs will showcase their country’s finest foods with products that can be purchased in Vancouver. Dishes will include arroz con pollo (rice with chicken) and a gluten-free organic chocolate cake with quinoa. (No, the quinoa isn’t a typo.) Chef Guillen will be cooking at the International Culinary Stage on June 1 (4:30 and 7:45pm), June 2 (12 and 2:30pm); and June 3 (12 and 2:15pm).

Kale: the book Sharon Hanna loves kale and unlike many cooks, she has lots of ideas of how to cook it. She’s launching The Book of Kale: The Easy-to-Grow Superfood, 80+ Recipes at the Rocky Mountain Flatbread Company (1876 West 1st) on May 30 at 7pm. There will be complimentary kale treats and wine available, with a no-host dinner menu full of kale specials.

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hen the Granville Island Public Market opened in 1979, it was one of the few places in Vancouver that was allowed to open on a Sunday. Vancouver’s foodie culture was also in its infancy. By offering fresh produce and food products from around the world, the market got people wondering what to do with such a cornucopia of ingredients. That’s when Judie Glick and Carol Jensson came to the rescue. Judie and her husband Fed were among the first businesses in the market, Fraser Valley Juice and Salad. Jensson wasN’T far behind with her Blue café. Together they wrote The Granville Island Market Cookbook, a must-have for many amateur chefs. Now they’ve come up with a new version that’s just as chock-o-block full of recipes for nearly every product you can find at the market. They also tap into the vast wealth of knowledge of the men and women behind the market’s counters. Since Vancouver is blessed with its abundance of seafood, we turned to The New Granville Island Market Cookbook for some ideas on how to cook salmon. First Glick and Carol offer advice on how best to grill the fish and then a recipe for just one of the ways to prepare it. The New Granville Island Market Cookbook is published by Arsenal Pulp Press and is available both at the market and at bookstores throughout Vancouver.

the thickest point. The fish should be opaque and the juices should run clear. Don’t overcook the fish. If you are cooking a whole fish and don’t own a specially designed fish barbecue basket, make a foil “basket”: Cut two pieces of heavy aluminum foil as long as the fish and about two times as wide and stack for double thickness. Brush oil on the foil, then perforate with pencil-sized holes. Place on the grill, oiled side up. Place the whole fish slightly off centre on the foil. Halfway through cooking, close the foil over the fish, flip the package, and reopen to complete cooking. Brushing the fish with a good olive oil after removing from the grill enhances its flavour. GRILLED SALMON Perfect for impressing your guests, BC salmon (Coho, Sockeye, Pink, Chum, White and Pink Spring) is a wonderful way to showcase the fabulous local bounty that the Market has to offer. We kept this recipe simple. You can add your favourite sauce (pesto works beautifully!) to enhance the grilled salmon or garnish with just a wedge of lemon. Serve with roasted new potatoes and a simple salad. 4 tbsp mayonnaise (full fat is best) 1 tbsp lemon juice 1 tsp salt 1 tbsp freshly ground pepper 1 whole salmon fillet, about 2 lb (1 kg)

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Preheat barbecue to medium. Oil the grill to prevent sticking. In a small bowl, mix the mayonnaise, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Place the

fillet, skin side down, on a sheet of foil and evenly spread the mayonnaise mixture over top. Tent the foil over the salmon and place on barbecue. Grill for 10–15 minutes, until the fish is cooked through. Platter and serve. Makes 4 servings. Reprinted with permission from The New Granville Island Market Cookbook by Judie Glick and Carol Jensson.

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dible Canada At The Market is a culinary store and restaurant all Canadians can be proud of. Although the traditional culinary souvenirs of maple syrup and smoked salmon are available at the Edible Canada Culinary Artisan store at Granville Island, it is anything but a souvenir shop. Locals come for a wide selection Canada’s finest and most delectable pantry staples — birch syrup and Sea To Sky seasonings are especially popular. The range of products are 80 per cent British Columbian and 20 per cent from the rest of Canada and represent the Canadian cultural mosaic — Aboriginal, African and Indian, to name a few. Always on the lookout for unique artisan offerings, Tracy Proke, retail manager, believes there is always room for more and finds many of the products she offers at Vancouver’s many farmers markets. If you’re hungry now, the Bistro at Edible Canada offers a fresh and inspired menu of locally sourced, seasonal and sustainable cuisine. Eric Pateman, founder and president of Edible Canada, has created a comfortable and accessible atmosphere — the open kitchen is lively and tempting, while the private dining room is perfect for a more personalized event. Enjoy a glass of the Okanagan’s finest on the

Eighty per cent of the products offered at Edible Canada At the Market are made in BC. Jenn Chic photos patio or embark on a private tasting at the bar. Stop by the newly re-opened take-out window — a coast-to-coast tribute to bacon where duck, beef, lobster and even chocolate have been improved upon by the expert incorporation of this crispy 100 per cent Canadian ingredient. Get ready for a whole new world of cravings. Above and beyond the regular hustle and bustle of Granville Island, Edible Canada now offers catering services featuring their new Canadian cuisine. Keep up-to-date with market tours, multi-course tasting menus from BC’s finest chefs and gastronomic getaways with their Amuse Bouche blog because there’s always something delicious happening at Edible Canada. Jenn Chic is a writer, photographer, baker, cook and the market manager for the Kitsilano and Kerrisdale Farmers Markets. JennChicCooks.com

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Making dining out just a little bit easier It is now easier than ever to make healthy choices when dining out with the recent launch of the Province of British Columbia’s Informed Dining program. Featuring more than 300 restaurant outlets in British Columbia, the program publishes nutritional information and allows diners to view the information in a format similar to that of a nutritional guide on products at the grocery store. All you have to do is look for the Informed Dining logo at participating restaurants. “British Columbians have made it clear they want information to help them make informed choices about what they and their families are eating,” says B.C. Minister of Health Mike de Jong. “With Informed Dining, we are partnering with B.C. restaurants to help make the healthy choice the easy choice.” Some of the participating restaurants include chains such as The Boathouse, De Dutch, A&W and Little Caesar’s, and stand-alone restaurants such as H.A.V.E. Cafe in Vancouver, Mountain Eagle Books in Smithers and Joseph’s Coffee House in Victoria. With people in British Columbia eating a meal in a restaurant approximately 10 per cent of the time, it’s never been more important to be able to source out healthy options. With the new program, calorie and sodium information is prominently highlighted for all regular menu items, while other nutrients, including carbohydrates and fat, are also noted. The program also gives advice on daily calorie and

British Columbians have made it clear they want information to help them make informed choices about what they and their families are eating,” says B.C. Minister of Health Michael de Jong. “With Informed Dining, we are partnering with B.C. restaurants to help make the healthy choice the easy choice.” sodium requirements. Excess weight can increase the risk for type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and various cancers, so caloriecounting is an important part of a healthy diet. Eating too much sodium contributes to high blood pressure, stroke, heart disease and kidney disease, making sodium another important piece of the healthy eating puzzle. “Healthy eating is a critical element in living a long and healthy life and avoiding cardiovascular disease,” says Gavin Arthur, vice-president of research and health promotion for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. “The Informed Dining program takes a positive step forward in providing people with information they can use in making informed choices while dining out.” The program is voluntary, but the provincial government is

encouraging every restaurant to join the initiative and make such information available. “We want to be part of the solution in making healthy choices, easy choices in B.C.,” says Vice-President of the Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association Mark von Schellwitz. “This program has the potential to help restaurant patrons become more conscious about what they are eating – it also shines a light on those establishments already providing menu nutrition content while encouraging other restaurants to follow suit.” The provincial government has been working on this program since 2010, and has given restaurants several options for disclosing nutrition information, including a menu insert, a poster or a brochure. “I am proud that we have about 300 outlets across the province signed up to participate in this important program,” says Ian Tostenson, CEO and president of the B.C. Restaurant and Foodservices Association. “I know that other business will continue to learn more about Informed Dining and sign up – this information is what our customers have been telling us they want, and it is our responsibility to provide it.” The initiative is part of the Healthy Families BC campaign, created by the Province to promote healthy lifestyles and prevent chronic disease. For more information, visit www. healthyfamiliesbc.ca/home/informed-dining. The website also features a contest with weekly draws and a grand prize to cook like a chef and learn from a dietitian.

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In the House opens neighbourhood’s doors actually usually awesome,” says Bates who has attended In the House festivals in the past as an audience member. “Honestly, it’s about the people who come out to these shows. It’s a different crowd — they’re there because they really want to be there. And they chat and talk with you during the breaks. There’s more sense of community.” And building community is what the In the House festival is focused on. A major part of the festival’s mission is to enrich the community by transforming private living spaces into public cultural spaces, encouraging people from all backgrounds to share a unique experience. “It’s the wave of the future because we’re struggling so much as artists for venues in Vancouver,” Bates says. “There aren’t a lot of places in Vancouver that treat you right, pay you adequately or support live music.” Pugs and Crows will be playing at 4pm at 1048 Lakewood Drive on June 2. They will also be performing at the Vancouver International Jazz Festival on June 22 at the Vogue Theatre. For a complete list of In the House performers and venues, go to InTheHouseFestival.com.

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years since Smith has graced the big screen and it’s clear he’s not lost any former charm. However, the shifting tone of the movie and shaky script opts for too much sentimentality and feels a tad stale when compared to 1997’s original. Director Barry Sonnenfeld has crafted a visually stunning romp the third time around, displaying a keen eye for effective use of 3D, and legendary makeup artist Rick Baker’s exceptional creature designs are fabulous. Although the look is there, the execution reveals a few missed opportunities — a Coney Island chase and Chinese restaurant shootout Thor feel rushed. Even some of the aliens Diakow could have been more prominent instead of being confined to the background. Much of the magic is missing from Men in Black 3 but it’s a fun ride and offers a lot of sustainable charm.

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353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS EXCEL ROOFING LTD. All kinds of roofing work. New roof, reroof, repairs. Free est. (778)878-2617. GL ROOFING. Cedar shakes, Asphalt Shingles, Flat roofs, WCB Clean Gutters. $80. 604-240-5362

JJ ROOFING SPECIALIZING IN RE-ROOFING. WCB Insured., 3rd Party Liability, BBB member. Jas 604-726-6345

Mainland Roofing Ltd. 25 yrs in roofing industry

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MOVING & STORAGE

1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. Real Professionals, Reasonable. Rates. Different From the Rest. 604-721-4555.

Family owned & operated. Fully insured. We do Cedar Shakes, conversions, concrete tiles, torchon, fibreglass shingles, restoration & repairs. 20 yr labour warranty. 604-723-2626

PETS 477

NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or www.856-dogs.com PITTBULL PUPPIES. 8 weeks old. 4M & 2 F. Bluenose. Vet checked. $350. each. 604-825-6793

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 509

604-537-4140 SPARTAN Moving Ltd. Fast & Reliable. Insured Competitive rates. Wknd Specials. Call Frank: (604) 435-8240

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

AUCTIONS

Auction Estate Antique Collectable . June 3 @ 1pm at Dodd’s Auction 3311-28 Ave, Vernon. 1-866-545-3259. View photos at doddsauction.com

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VANCOUVER

BARAFIELD APTS Affordable Westend living! 1 bedroom – includes heat / hot water some fully renovated! Sorry no pets.

Call 604-834-4897

FURNITURE

709 COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL ABBOTSFORD: For Lease: 12,000 sf industrial bldg with 3 large overhead drs & office. 1 acre paved and fenced yard with ample parking. Located close to Mt Lehman interchange. Call Ken 604-855-6430

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ANTIQUES/CLASSICS

1976 CADILLAC Eldorado conv. 40,000 org. miles, must see, like new $22,000 obo. 604-576-4385.

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AUTO FINANCING

627

TREE SERVICES

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OTHER AREAS

1 Plot @ Valley View; Surrey; $5000; beautiful area; very scenic; Maggie 250-768-9790

RENTALS APARTMENT/CONDO BUTE MANOR 2 Bedroom apt avail starting at $1550/mo. - West End. Clean, Quiet Bldg. No Pets. Near beach!

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PAINT SPECIAL 3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour (Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring & Maid Services. www.paintspecial.com

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BLUE PITBULL Pups genetics/ razoredge UKC reg, 9/weeks. $500-$1000. 778-237-2824

Comm. & Res. BBB, WCB. Kitchen Reno’s & Cabinets

Seniors Discount Book by end of May - 10% off. 25 yrs exp. Guarantee on work. Refs. (604)773-7811 or 604-432-1857

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BLACK ENGLISH LAB, 3 yrs old, F., spade, all shots. To good home w/lge yard / acreage. 604-308-9348

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BORDER COLLIE PUP, male, 13 wks. Registered. Strong trialing & working pedigree. Vet checked. 1st shots. $500. 604-854-6637 Abbts CAIRN Terriers. Shots, dewormed. Ready to go to good homes. $650: 604-807-5204. CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 CATS OF ALL DESCRIPTION in need of caring homes! All cats are Spayed, neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. Visit us at fraservalleyhumanesociety.com or call 1 (604)820-2977 COCKER SPANIEL Puppies Family raised – pure bred, no papers, $500. (604) 888-0832 FILA GUARD DOGS. Excellent Loyal Family Pet, all shots Great Protectors! Ph 604-817-5957. Golden Retriever, 1 male/1 female, 2 & 3 yrs old, good temperament. $150. (604)795-0118 No Sun calls

2001 CHEV CAVALIER, 5spd manual, 4dr, low kms, new aircare, $2450 firm. 604-538-4883

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821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS

2001 VICTORY CRUISER deluxe 46,000 kms. 1500 cc, AT H/P $6,500. Call 604-534-2503.

2001 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA, 1.8T turbo, 4 dr sedan, std, all options, exc cond. $5300 obo 604-780-8404

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2003 TOYOTA COROLLA 5 spd manual, silver, 152K, 1 owner, great on gas, winter & summer tires. $5500. Call 604-560-1684. 2006 JAGUAR X-Type, 3.0, V6, 114K, silver, black lthr, lady driven, exc cond!! $19,800. 604-542-5833.

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2008 FREEDOM SPIRIT 20’ travel trailer, like new, hardly used, a/c, f/s, dble bed, dble sink, nook, couch 2 prop tanks/2 batteries, $10,500 obo. Must sell. (604)581-5117

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NORTH VANCOUVER

CENTURY APT 250 East 15th St. Spacious 1 bdrm ($950/mo) & 2 bdrms ($1300/mo) avail June 1/15. Heat & hot water inc. Balcony Laundry fac. avail. Off street parking, $25. Children welcome. No pets.

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2007 Honda Civic DXG 5 speed standard, 2 dr., grey, 135K, p/w, p/l, a/c, am/fm/cd, no acc. $10,000 604-793-3819 6-9pm

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AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673 The Scrapper

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847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES

2007 NISSAN ARMADA SE silver 44,000 mls, 8 pass Exc. Cond! $21,900/obo. 604-309-7956 (Abby)

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TRUCKS & VANS

1988 CHEVY SILVERADO 2500, 3/4 ton, loaded, a/c, Air Cared, premium cond. 178K. $3500 obo (778)565-4334

1997 VENTURA Mini Van, like new cond in/out, loaded, tinted windows, 4 16” extra new high performance tires on allied wheel avail. $350. AirCared. Picture avail. $1200. 604-9968734.

2000 DURANGO 4X4, loaded, seats 7, AirCrd, exc. cond. $4100 obo. Call 604-780-8404 2003 CHEVY VENTURE LS, 7 passenger, auto, 5 door, 189K, $3500 obo (604)298-2659 2005 FORD F150, 4X4, crew cab , green, auto, 160 kms, options, $12,000 firm. Call 604-538-9257.

WANTED: 1980-1981 Celica GT liftback, 5-spd; or a 1979-1981 Supra 5-spd. Cell 250-307-1215.

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1998 CADILLAC D Ellegance, 107 km, 4 dr sedan, fully loaded, Aircrd to 2013. Very clean. Exc. runner. $3700 firm. Call 604-534-0923

1990 Dodge Diesel Tow Truck. 5spd, new tires, wheel lift, low km’s, does need finishing work. Pictures available. $3500. 604-996-8734.

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ALDERGROVE 7 bdrm, 4 bath, 9 yrs old, 2 a/g stes on 1st floor, 4 bdrms up, open concept kitchen with island, crown moldings, south backyrd. RV access. $579,900. Offers. (604)856-4721

FLEETWOOD WASTE Bin Rentals 10-30 Yards. Call Ken at 604-294-1393

Always! deliver Top soil, bark mulch, sand & gravel. 7days/wk. Simon 604-230-0627 will spread

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1992 CADILLAC FLEETWOOD, Immaculate condition. Loaded, sunroof. Bose gold stereo. 58,000 org. mls. $4000. 604-532-8040.

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• Twins • Fulls • Queens • Kings 100’s in stock! www.Direct Liquidation.ca (604)294-2331

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper?

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MATTRESSES starting at $99

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AFFORDABLE MOVING

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APARTMENT/CONDO

TOY POODLE puppies. 1 apricot, 1 white, both male. Adorable. $700. 778-240-2400 (Cloverdale)

ABBA MOVERS & DEL. Res/com 1-4 ton truck, 1 man $35/hr, 2 men from $45. Honest, bsmt clean up. 25 yrs of experience.604-506-7576

From 1, 3, 5, 7,10 Ton Trucks Licenced ~ Reliable ~ 1 to 3 Men Free estimate/Seniors discount Residential~Commercial~Pianos

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SHIH TZU Bichon puppies, born April 12. Vet ✓ first shots. $500 ea. 604-625-6227 or 604-363-7060.

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Local & Long Distance

PETS

LAB PUPS, Chocolate, $700. vet ch, dew-claws rem. 1st shots, dewormed. qual. lines (604)702-0217

RENTALS

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WANT A VEHICLE BUT STRESSED ABOUT YOUR CREDIT? Christmas in June, $500 cash back. We fund your future not your past. All credit situations accepted. www.creditdrivers.ca 1-888-5936095.

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CARS - DOMESTIC

1985 CADILLAC SEVILLE, 4 L, loaded, all options, mint in/out. all orig, and car cover. 70,000 orig miles. $5000 obo. (604)505-7713.

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guess your enthusiasms and argue yourself into a knot. Create a nice big space for your original self to play in.

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LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22): “Where’s the most con-

Rob Brezsny • Week of MAY 31 ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19): “Let’s waltz the rumba,” said jazz musician Fats Waller, suggesting the seemingly impossible mix of two very different types of dancing. That’s an excellent clue for you to follow up on, Aries. I suspect that in the coming week you will have an unusual aptitude for hybridization. You could do folk dancing and hip-hop moves simultaneously. It will make sense for you to do the cha-cha as you disco and vice versa. You’ll have a knack for bringing the spirit of belly dance into the tango, and for breakdancing while you do the hokey-pokey.

TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20): Have you been feeling a warm fuzzy feeling in your money chakra? I hope so. The cosmos recently authorized you to receive a fresh flow of what we might call financial kundalini. Your insight into money matters should be increasing, as well as your ability to attract the information and influences you need to refine your relationship with prosperity. It may even be the case that higher levels of economic luck are operating in your vicinity. I’m not saying you will strike it rich, but you could definitely strike it richer.

GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20): Your core meditation this week is Oscar Wilde’s belief that disobedience is a primal virtue. Be ingeniously, pragmatically, and cheerfully disobedient, Gemini! Harness your disobedience so that it generates outbreaks of creative transformation that improve your life. For inspiration, read this passage by Robert Anton Wilson: “Every fact of science was once damned. Every invention was considered impossible. Every discovery was a nervous shock to some orthodoxy. Every artistic innovation was denounced as fraud and folly. The entire web of culture and progress, everything on earth that is man-made and not given to us by nature, is the concrete manifestation of someone’s refusal to bow to Authority. We would be no more than the first apelike hominids if it were not for the rebellious, the recalcitrant, and the intransigent.” CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22): “Some people tell me I’d invented the sounds they called soul,” said musician Ray Charles, “but I can’t take any credit. Soul is just the way black folk sing when they leave themselves alone.” I urge you to experiment with this idea, Cancerian. In my astrological opinion, you need to whip up a fresh, hot delivery of raw soul. One of the best ways to do that might be to leave yourself alone. In other words, don’t badger yourself. Don’t pick your scabs and second-

venient place to discover a new species?” asks The Second Book of General Ignorance. What do you think the answer is, Leo? The Amazon Rainforest? The high mountainous forests of New Guinea? Northwest Siberia? None of the above. In fact, your best chance of finding a previously unidentified life form is in your own garden. There are hundreds of thousands of species that science still has no knowledge of, and quite a few of them are near you. A similar principle currently holds true for your life in general. It will be close to home that you are most likely to connect with fascinating exotica, unknown influences, and far-out adventures.

VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22): Now and then my readers try to bribe me. “I’ll give you $1,000,” said a recent email from a Virgo woman, “if you will write a sequence of horoscopes that predict I’ll get the dream job I’m aiming for, which will in turn make me so attractive to the guy I’m pursuing that he will beg to worship me.” My first impulse was to reply, “That’s all you’re willing to pay for a prophecy of two events that will supercharge your happiness and change your life?” But in the end, as always, I flatly turned her down. The truth is, I report on the music of the heavenly spheres, but I don’t write the music myself. Still, I sort of admire this woman’s feisty resolve to manipulate the fates, and I urge you to borrow some of her ferocity in the coming week.

SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21): If you go to a psychotherapist, she may coax you to tell stories about what went wrong in your childhood. Seek a chiropractor’s opinion and he might inform you that most of your problems have to do with your spine. Consult a psychic and chances are she will tell you that you messed up in your past lives and need a karmic cleansing. And if you ask me about what you most need to know, I might slip you some advice about how to access your untapped reserves of beauty and intelligence. Here’s the moral of the story, Sagittarius: Be discerning as you ask for feedback and mirroring. The information you receive will always be skewed. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19): The state of Kansas has a law that seems more confusing than helpful. It says the following: “When two trains approach each other at a crossing, both shall come to a full stop and neither shall start up again until the other has gone.” From what I can tell, Capricorn, a similar situation has cropped up in your life. Two parties are in a stalemate, each waiting for the other to make the first move. At this rate, nothing will ever happen. May I suggest that you take the initiative?

AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18): Should you get down on your knees and beg for love and recognition? No! Should you give yourself away without

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dribble out. Other secrets will spill forth. Still others may shoot out and explode like fireworks. You won’t be bored by this week’s revelations, Scorpio. People’s camouflage may be exposed, hidden agendas could be revealed, and not-quiteinnocent deceits might be uncovered. So that’s the weird news. Here’s the good news: If you maintain a high level of integrity and treat the brouhaha as good entertainment, you’re likely to capitalize on the uproar. And that’s your specialty, right?

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why flamingos have their distinctive orange-pink color? It’s because of the carotene in the shrimp and other food they consume. If they change their diet, their feathers turn dull grey. That’s a dramatic example of the adage, “You are what you eat.” Let’s use it as a prompt to contemplate all the stuff you take into the holy temple of your body, Pisces. Not just the sandwiches and chocolate bars and alcohol, but also the images, sounds, ideas, emotions, and energy you get from other people. Is the cumulative effect of all those things giving you the shape and color and texture you want to have? If not, this would be a good time to adjust your intake.

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LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22): A solar eclipse happens when the moon passes in front of the sun and blocks much of its light from reaching our eyes. On a personal level, the metaphorical equivalent is when something obstructs our ability to see what nourishes us. For example, let’s say you’re in the habit of enviously comparing your own situation to that of a person you imagine is better off than you. This may blind you to some of your actual blessings, and diminish your ability to take full advantage of your own talents. I bring this up, Libra, because you’re in an especially favorable time to detect any way you might be under the spell of an eclipse -- and then take dramatic steps to get out from under it.

seeking much in return? Don’t do that, either. Should you try to please everyone in an attempt to be popular? Definitely not. Should you dilute your truth so as not to cause a ruckus? I hope not. So then what am I suggesting you should do? Ask the following question about every possibility that comes before you: “Will this help me to master myself, deepen my commitment to what I want most, and gain more freedom?”

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Meat Department

Mountain Pride Ice Cream assorted varieties

assorted varieties

5.49

from 9.99

Black Creek Grass Fed Natural Lean Ground Beef

1.89L

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400g

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Barbara's Bakery Cereals

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assorted varieties

2/6.30 285-400g • product of USA

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6/2.94

Endangered Species Chocolate Bars

Liberté Méditerranée Yogurt

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.98lb/ 2.16kg

Olymel Breaded Frozen Chicken

Sweet Vidalia Onions

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.98lb/ 2.16kg Hass Avocados

Choices’ Own Personal Size Quiche assorted varieties

4.49

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85g • product of USA

Bunch Broccoli

4.99lb/ 11.00kg

6.99

354ml +deposit +eco fee • product of USA

Produce Department

Certified Organic, Fair Trade

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Vitala Omega-3 Free Run Large Eggs

Briannas Gourmet Salad Dressings assorted varieties

4.99 4.29

Bulk Department

355ml

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assorted varieties

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7.99

340-397g

15 ct product of USA

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Amy’s Kitchen Pizzas

Mighty Leaf Artisan Teas

Health Care Department

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2/6.00 1L

San Pellegrino Sparkling Mineral Water

2.99

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2/6.00

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