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Team travels to detention centre, plays against juvenile offenders

Basketball league targets troubled teens Megan Stewart Staff writer

one officer into a career in policing that leads to positive and constructive encounters with teens and young adults.

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ames Naknakin vows he’s not the kind of coach who’ll berate or scold his players if they take risks on the court and miss shots. “You won’t see me shaking my head at you,” he tells 11 teenage boys. At a Night Hoops basketball practice in late March, Naknakin sits on the hardwood of the Ray-Cam community centre gymnasium and talks to his roster of 14- and 15-year-old boys about a star guard who tempted a low-percentage shot during an NCAA semi-final. Tying the basketball reference to a lesson about self-esteem and confidence, Naknakin said afterward, “I want them to learn they have the strength to do everything they think they can do.” Shoot, he encourages. You won’t score if you don’t. After the chat—just brief enough for Naknakin to hold court amid a squabble of tittering boys, some determined, others distracted—one of his charges mimes a jumper from the half. “What’ll you say if we miss?” Another jokes, feigns an answer: “You suck!” Naknakin is serious. “Never,” he says. “Shoot from anywhere you think you can score.”

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ight Hoops celebrates its 15th season this year and the league, which counts 23 junior and senior teams for boys and girls in Vancouver and Burnaby, begins play-offs this weekend with a championship tournament April 16. The program, founded in 1996 by a Liberal MP, targets at-risk youth who are referred to the league by counsellors, teachers, social workers and probation officers. Each senior boys team makes a Saturday night road trip to Burnaby Youth Custody

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James Naknakin coaches at the Ray-Cam community centre. Services where they play a crew of imprisoned juvenile offenders who are rewarded with two hours of basketball for good behaviour during the week. “Constructive recreation” is the language used to describe Night Hoops, a powerful and important sports league for troubled kids and basketball lovers alike that fosters self-respect and smart decision-making along with fitness and team spirit. Games are held every Friday and Saturday night, giving kids a reason to get off the streets on the weekend and leaving it up to them to make responsible decisions about their behavoiur, habits and associates. Night Hoops provides an alternative to street crime and an antidote to loneliness. Take Mark Clayton. “I wasn’t in a gang but I was hanging out

with guys who were,” says the 18-year-old Britannia graduate. His circle of would-be perps was drawn to guns, weapons and, as he put it, “Anything that could cause a person harm.” He drew the attention of police, one officer in particular who Clayton says followed too closely for too long. He said the attention was excessive; he felt stalked, provoked and now smiles at his own commitment to work in law enforcement. “I always wanted to be a cop as a kid. I’ve had troubles in the past with some of them, but I know they’re not all ass holes,” says Clayton, who has a cautious, protective edge about him that’s expressed in calm phrases and brevity. A Grade 12 student at Britannia, he wants to turn his negative encounters with

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ight Hoops is run out of neighbourhood community centres—Edmonds, Champlain Heights, Kerrisdale, Kensington, Marpole, Collingwood, Thunderbird, Strathcona, Ray-Cam, Britannia—and rivalries between competitors spring up as if NBA arch-nemesis. Coaches are drawn from the community, occasionally because they are youth service providers but increasingly because they are one-time Night Hoops players, like Naknakin who’s playing in his final season with the Ray-Cam senior team, and who is giving back and thinking ahead. At 19, Naknakin is only a few years older than the high schoolers he’s coaching on the junior Ray-Cam team. As a coach, he chooses an on-court drill and an NCAA Butler Bulldogs reference, which he brings up during one of the seated huddles that start each practice. All Night Hoops coaches run mandatory life skills workshops and discuss indelicate and sometimes personally frightening or uncomfortably familiar topics like addiction and drug abuse, bullying, marijuana and divorce. Mixed in with violence, loss and trauma, discussions also touch on topics such as nutrition, respect, the importance of sleep and volunteerism. One coach held a session on the history of St. Patrick’s Day. In the 2010/11 Night Hoops handbook, a workshop on addiction provides coaches with discussion questions (“What are your thoughts about dependence issues?”) and lists 11 classes of drugs, from amphetamines to opiods and caffeine, and data about substance dependence as well as treatment options. Continued on page 5


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Coach notes important role sports plays in community stewardship Continued fro page 4 A case study labelled “The story of talent gone bad” outlines the fall of baseball’s 1983 National League rookie of the year and New York Mets slugger Darryl Strawberry, whose marriage crumbled later in the decade amid abuse, cocaine use, gun violence and infidelity. Although a dated cultural reference for today’s teens, the example has relevance for anyone whose family is embroiled in domestic abuse. When Naknakin graduated from Britannia last year, he was the first in his family with a high school diploma. One of his older brothers dealt drugs. The other was an addict. Both had been arrested. Naknakin, who’s determined to make his parents proud and set an example for his younger brother, pushed for the expansion of Night Hoops two years ago and his senior RayCam team won the championship in its inaugural year. “Sports is key for a lot of people in a community like this because it brings people together,” says Naknakin, who lives in subsidized housing adjacent to the RayCam co-operative housing development near East Hastings between Raymur and Campbell avenues. “I’ve been there my whole life. I haven left because I feel like I have an obligation to try and help change this area.” He says coaching neighbourhood kids is one way he can open their world to wider possibilities. “This area that we live in, it’s a lot of drug dealing, prostitutes, you know. It’s something that is around us 24-seven and we can’t control it but the best thing to do

An inmate at the Burnaby Youth Custody Services facility stretches before playing a Night Hoops senior boys team. photo Airika Owen is try to teach them to get away from that. There’s other things you can do to get out of this area.” Basketball, he says, offers immediate bonding and instills pride in the Ray-Cam players. The team sport bolsters self-esteem. “Often the kids are smart enough not to get involved with that sort of stuff. It shows that they hang out in the area that they come from—this is what makes a person. The people that often come from this area, they move on and they become great people because of the struggles they had

to grow up with. Night Hoops, it helps out with that a little bit more.”

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he success of Night Hoops has much to do with accountability. “Players are responsible to their teammates, they’re responsible to their coaches, they’re responsible to the centre they represent,” says Steve Anderson, the program’s articulate and dedicated manager for the past six years. As a youth probation officer, Anderson joined Night Hoops as a board member in the second year of the program.

He is respected by the players and is a constant, tireless booster for the redemptive power of sport. “Working from the corrections end, trying to correct behaviour and make changes was a lot more challenging than working in prevention, giving kids something positive to do in a constructive, supportive environment,” he says. “When you know there are people who care about you and you know there are people you’re responsible to, you’re more likely to make better decisions. And some of these guys don’t have the opportunity to play on a school team so this is their one opportunity to wear a jersey and feel proud of being part of something.” Night Hoops has no skill requirements, no one is cut and no one is charged to play. In 15 years, more than 4,000 teenaged boys and girls have donned a jersey and hundreds have worn the basketball shoes donated through a charitable program run by SportChek. Federal cuts in 2002 meant Night Hoops lost its annual $450,000 budget and now operates with $60,000 to $75,000 to pay the salaries of two part-time staff, hire referees and purchase other sports equipment and supplies. Nearly two dozen coaches are given a $500 honorarium for their work and the Vancouver park board makes available an estimated $40,000 worth of gym time through the year. Those courts, says Kavita Dhillon, are invaluable. When she showed up to coach her first practice with the Kensington junior girls team, she spent the evening with only one player. Continued on page 6


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Teen inmate crimes include theft and murder Continued fro page 5 “Now we’ve moved up to nine players,” says Dhillon. How’d she do it? “Just from talking to girls who showed up to watch, asking, ‘Do you play? We have a team, we have space. Come on out.’” Dhillon, whose Kensington team gained more players when the girls league was reconfigured, came to basketball through the YMCA and was never considered at-risk, a term Anderson says is imprecise and perhaps indefinable. “It wasn’t a question of keeping me off the streets at night,” says Dhillon. “I love basketball. And I wasn’t old enough to go anywhere else.” There are players like Dhillon and 11-year-old Malia Terry, who plays with girls three years older on the Britannia team, who show up on Friday and Saturday nights just because they want to work their skills, compete and be part of a team. There are others like Naknakin and Clayton who matured into their ability to make smart choices in the face of harmful or illegal temptations in search of temporary escape and diversion. Then there are the boys at Burnaby Youth Custody Services. For the 12 young offenders who are rewarded each week for good behaviour, the twohour basketball game is a welcome reprieve. The game clock stops at 9 p.m., precisely, and the boys return their borrowed jerseys, shared high tops, and prepare for overnight lock-down.

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Visiting teams must clear security and can’t enter the prison without meeting strict protocols. The imprisoned teens’ transgressions range from theft to murder, and a warden reminds visitors that some of these kids have committed violent crimes. On a rubber-floored gym without a three-point line, guards are the only spectators. The jailed teens slip off their ministry-appointed Velcro shoes and elbow each other to get at a pair of donated Addidas that fit. Some boys are built like men—tall, muscled, tattooed, bearded—while others are skinny with mere wisps of facial hair growing like lichen on the narrow curve of their jaw. One black-eyed scorekeeper who slouches is so pimpled, his face will be forever scarred. He mocks the racial slur inked onto the knuckles of another inmate’s hand. Another player says he has competed with the provincial basketball program; his skills are unquestionable and his attitude wins the applause of teammates and opponents alike. When he begins to cheer the visiting Britannia team, the game becomes a friendlier exchange and initial antagonism wanes. One of these jailed teens played with a Night Hoops team in South Vancouver and says he might return to that neighbourhood community centre after his sentence for theft is up in May. He laughs at the thought of visiting the prison once he’s released. “For kids on

the outs,” he says about teens who are not behind bars, “maybe they hang out with their friends, maybe they think of basketball a little more. I chose to do something else that got me into worser trouble than if I’d hung out with a different set of people.”

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nderson says Night Hoops is unique. “We bridge the divide between custody and community. There’s very few programs that will involve kids both who are locked up and those who are free to do what they choose.” Anderson doesn’t know if the imprisoned boys will join a Night Hoops team when they are released from jail. That’s just how he wants it to be. “Whatever trouble they might have at home, at school, coming out of custody, those aren’t labels that we attach to them. Those are labels we want to remove and give them a reason to think of themselves differently, to think of themselves in more positive terms and of being part of a team,” he says from the sidelines of a game that saw the locked-up teens run up the score and frustrate Britannia before cooling their heels enough to turn the contest into a surprising exchange of rambunctious praise. “We don’t judge these kids on anything other than them wanting to come out and play.” mstewart@vancourier.com Twitter: @MHStewart


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news Cadman will be appearing at the Planetarium all this week—right after he and the other members of council appear at the south end of False Creek for a sod-turning event related to the planned underground bike tunnel. See April 1 Courier edition for more info.

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Went on a mind-bending trip Tuesday afternoon courtesy of COPE Coun. David Cadman. It brought me back to the time I spent a similarly mind-bending night at the Planetarium, taking in the Milky Way while soothed by the hypnotizing vibes of Pink Floyd. Or was that the Moody Blues? Whatever man—it was quite a trip. Cadman was responsible for Tuesday’s galaxy ride after he used his so-called prayer time at the beginning of the meeting to dim the lights and project a huge still image of Mother Earth on a screen at the back of the chambers. Then came the dreamy music, with the lyrics “beautiful world, beautiful world” repeated several times during the montage that seemed to go on and on and on… When it finally ended and the lights were turned on, Mayor Gregor Robertson chimed in. “Alright, please be seated,” he said. “Thanks Coun. Cadman, and as beautiful as this world is, that has to be a new record for the prayer length.” Lots of laughs. All joking aside, Cadman’s purpose here was not to entertain or create fodder for some nefarious scribe to riff on about. He told me so in a dispatch from his Black-

COPE councillor and Earth-lover David Cadman opened Tuesday’s council meeting with an ode to our fragile planet. Globe courtesy Wanderlust on West 4th Ave. photo Dan Toulgoet Berry. “What inspired me was the daily assaults being reported on the planet from around the globe—the most obvious being the elevated levels of radiation including cesium and plutonium pouring out of the damaged Japanese nuclear reactor, contaminating soil and aquatic resources including fish and seaweed and rainwater here in B.C., a Pacific Ocean away.” The music, he added, was courtesy of

Texas singer-songwriter Eliza Gilkyson. And yes, it was six minutes long and most councillors’ prayers fall in the 30 second to one-minute range. But… “[It was] a reasonable allocation of time to reflect on the risks to our planet by our collective actions and hopefully an inspiration to help modify our collective impacts while we still have time.”

If Mother Earth isn’t your thing but you still can’t get enough of what a beautiful place city hall is, this weekend is your chance to spend some quality time with Mr. Mayor and his merry bunch. In a rare weekend sitting, council will hear from people excited/upset/stoked/ worried about a proposal from a Las Vegas company to build a mega casino adjacent to B.C. Place Stadium. After three nights of public hearings in March, council is still what seems like a galaxy away from getting to the point where it will make a decision on Paragon Gaming Inc.’s proposal. That’s because more than 200 speakers registered and I’ve lost count of how many dozens are left to go. So we’ll see you Saturday at 10 a.m. And if council doesn’t hear from all the speakers by 6 p.m., we’ll see you Sunday at 1 p.m. And if you can’t make it because you actually have better things to do on your weekend, feel free to follow me on Twitter @Howellings. I’ll be tweeting live from the chambers, where after hours and hours of typing and taking notes, I may need to dim the lights and stare into space for a lot longer than six minutes. mhowell@vancourier.com Twitter: @Howellings


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Seeking the pulse of the once-vibrant Non Partisan Association is proving a challenge. Having ruled this city for most of Vancouver’s 125-year history (Happy birthday!), there is now only a near-comatose body on life support in some West Side emergency ward. We are but a few weeks away from the deadline for nomination papers to be filed by NPA candidates (May 4). But it’s easier to figure out who’s not going to step up to breathe life into this failing creature than who is. Rob Macdonald, the developer who failed in his bid to super-size one of his holdings in the Downtown Eastside in exchange for social housing units, was thinking about running for mayor under the NPA banner but has been convinced otherwise. The man, whose rhetoric aimed at anyone left of Attila the Hun is harsh enough to peel paint, was encouraged (cajoled, threatened) by his friend Bob Rennie not to do it. Nothing, Rennie told me, would better serve to galvanize the current Vision administration than Macdonald’s name on the ballot. But a strong mayoral candidate is not simply preferable. It’s essential. In our at-large system where candidates are elected citywide and campaigns regularly run into the millions of dollars, it is mostly about the mayor. To find the last time a mayor didn’t carry a majority of council with him into city hall you have to go back to Mike Harcourt. And that’s because Harcourt ran as an independent. Once elected, he tap danced between the NPA on the right and COPE on the left seeking support

allengarr for his initiatives. That said, it takes more than a strong mayoral candidate and bags of cash. If history provides us with a lesson, it is this: There’s no internal party turmoil in Vision’s camp as there was in the past three administrations headed by Philip Owen then Larry Campbell and Sam Sullivan that managed to seal their electoral fate. Owen finally refused to face a nomination meeting. Campbell had a bit of a heart thingy and accepted a posting to the Senate. And Sullivan was drop-kicked into history by his own party. There’s also another problem. Despite the steady stream of breathless and typically ridiculing revelations alleging scandal from the NPA bloggers who fancy themselves the official opposition, there has so far been little inspiration generated to take on Mayor Gregor Robertson.

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As one person who has chosen to observe rather than participate in this lemmings’ brigade this time round pointed out: There is no issue; there is no serious screw up; there is no welloiled machine to take on the party in power. There’s also a diminishing power base for the NPA as Vision has successfully pushed it out of the centre of the field and tied up a bunch of federal Liberal operatives and the money that goes with them. This also conveniently connects Vision and Robertson into our newly minted Premier Christy Clark more clearly than the relationship that existed with Gordon Campbell. Look no further than the role played by communications guy Don Millar, the CEO with F.D. Element. He puts bread on his table by giving strategic advice to both Robertson and Clark. I’m sure there are those among the NPA who will still run, hopeful of winning next November. But we have an at-large electoral system that, unlike a ward system, seldom produces results that represents this city. It tends to be winner take all while the rest are left to grumble. The NPA is more to be pitied than censured. The party appears to have no plan, few donors and a dwindling membership. And the members are disconnected from their grass roots. They are, at this point, perceived to be so dysfunctional as to be unable to take advantage of whatever weakness their opponents in power reveal in order to represent a fair whack of folks who feel they have little or no representation at city hall. agarr@vancourier.com

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Conservatives desperate to humanize Stephen Harper Powerful people often have problems with the big picture, and sometimes the horizontal hold goes completely. The Roman emperor Caligula installed his horse as a consul in the Roman senate. French queen Marie Antoinette played makebelieve, dressing up as a shepherdess and living in a fake peasant village on the grounds of the Versailles palace. Prime Minister Mackenzie King reportedly performed séances to consult his dead mother and Irish terriers for political advice. Last week, Prime Minister Stephen Harper jumped the shark—or rather, the whale—with his second performance of John Lennon’s hit song “Imagine.” The first time was last December, on the anniversary of Lennon’s death, when the rockin’ leader played a few bars on the piano at the annual Tory convention party. This time he went all out, singing part of the tune in a YouTube-destined duet with 10-year-old Maria Aragon. Obviously, the man could not have picked a song more opposed to his stated beliefs—religious, cultural and political— than Lennon’s 1971 hymn to secularism, socialism and world peace. It was like Judy Rebick warbling “Ballad of the Green Berets,” or Don Cherry belting out “It’s Raining Men.” Not so much funny haha as funny peculiar. Lennon said the song, which prefaced his years of New York radicalism, was “virtually The Communist Manifesto, even though I am not particularly a communist and I do not belong to any movement.” So how does a Conservative political leader publicly embrace a tune containing ideas he rejects? Three ways: bottomless cynicism, unfathomable stupidity or professional guidance. Harper’s no dummy, so I think we can rule out the second one. It seems doubtful that the Tory leader would come up with this scheme himself. Sitting down with a little girl to sing some hippie’s socialist anthem to world peace? No way. The Prime Minister’s office may be a black box to Canadian journalists, but it looks to me like someone got awfully excited about spot-welding a campaign stop to new media, boomer music and soccer mom sentimentality. Reporters usually don’t get any closer to the Prime Minister than Somali pirates to an American destroyer. Yet with all the camera flashes and shutters going off in the YouTube clip, it’s clear that this was a tightly scripted photo op. The Harperites already have their “base” onside—the evangelical crowd, the oil patch, Washington and

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geoffolson Wall Street. There is little need to convince them of Conservative intentions. However, they have a public relations problem with voters in the centre, particularly women, who see Harper as a hybrid of cold fish and cold warrior, running with scissors through the social safety net and toward an ecological cliff. The Tories are clearly desperate to humanize their leader. Through years of radio play, the radical half-life of “Imagine” has settled into the afterglow of a boomer lullaby. Harper’s advisers probably thought it perfect to lull centrist voters, types who might be disposed to vote for the non-rockin’ Ignatieff. All they had to do was hitch Harper’s wagon to Maria Aragon’s YouTube-friendly star, and invite the parliamentary paparazzi for the musical charm offensive. Harper’s evangelical credentials negate the first lines of the song, “Imagine there’s no heaven/It’s easy if you try.” (If you need any convincing of the guy’s theoconservative leanings, check out Marcy MacDonald’s 2010 book The Armageddon Factor: The Rise of Christian Nationalism in Canada.) There should be no problem with a person of any faith running for election or re-election. But there’s a big problem when a little girl is used as a prop in a performance of an atheistic hymn that imagines “living life in peace” with “no possessions” and “nothing to kill and die for,” by a pious leader fronting for military expansion, foreign wars, abrogation of human rights, dismantling the public sector and rampant profiteering by private interests. Last month, the Harper government was found in contempt of parliament—the first for a Canadian leader. With the PM’s cynical turn at the piano, I’m not sure his attitude is much better towards Canadians as whole—left, right or centre. “I’ve got my own lyrics for this song that might cause a bit of controversy,” he says in the clip, before he starts tickling the ivories. I’ll bet. I’ve “imagined” a few lines on his behalf. Visit YouTube and search Harper Mangles Imagine. www.geoffolson.com

According to one reader, mega casino opponent John Blatherwick is unaware and out of touch about gambling in Vancouver. file photo Dan Toulgoet To the editor: Re: “Former health officer says mega casino will create addicts,” April 6. Dr. John Blatherwick is unaware that a casino already exists in the neighbourhood? The Paragon proposal is to move it a few blocks. Sgt. Bob Cooper is unaware that

people who have never wagered a dime in their life have committed mass murders? It’s amazing that these persons who held highly responsible position are so woefully out of touch with reality. Don MacKay, Vancouver

New premier’s ‘family values’ may save the world

To the editor: Re: “An open letter to our latest B.C. Liberal leader,” March 10. I think Geoff Olson’s analysis of the Christy Clark was lucid, concise and accurate. However I do trust her to deliver on promised policies better than a pizza delivery truck in Tripoli. For example, the family value I hope she delivers on is the death penalty. No more namby pamby with the sleazy ministerial aids Basi and Virk who were on the take in the B.C. Rail sale, and then obtained a further $6 million in legal fees paid for by you and me. Get these buggers on death row and see how quickly they spill the beans on who pulled their strings, Minister Gary Farell-Collins? Premier Big Red Mittens? I know it’s a challenge, lethal injection, elec-

tric chair or gas chamber, but unelected Premier Christy can deliver. Also I believe Christy can deliver on the family value of marriage for gays and lesbians, equal spousal benefits, and the rights to adopt, parent and abort. With her family values she can end child poverty, homelessness, and institutionalized food banks for mothers and fathers. If Christy puts our money where her mouth is there will be a tsunami of social programs for family values. By the way Geoff, please don’t do these insightful and perceptive pieces. Last time, before the last provincial elections you elucidated 10 reasons not to vote for Gordon Campbell and look what happened. Roger Henning, Vancouver

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To the editor: Re: “Strathcona residents not opposed to methadone clinic,” Letters, March 30. When James Johnstone talks about opposition to the proposed methadone clinic, he is speaking on behalf of the voting members of the Strathcona Residents Association (you need to attend a minimum number of meetings to vote). A vision document, which outlines the community’s opposition, was created for the neighbourhood by SPOTA, Strathcona Community Centre, Ray-Cam Community Centre, the association and the BIA. The fact is that the city needs to decentralize addiction services. Addicts are often forced into the Downtown Eastside because they simply cannot access the services they need in their own neigh-

bourhoods. Addicts are not all born in the Downtown Eastside—they often come from the middle and upper class, from educated parents living in neighbourhoods all over the city. Why we would prevent them from accessing services in their own communities is beyond me. Judy Kenzie, Strathcona

••• To the editor: This is in response to the very misinformed and misinforming letter from David Berner (“Methadone clinic proposal peddles ‘poison,’” Letters, March 30). He begins by repeating the myth about methadone being nearly impossible to kick by offering sweeping generalizations such as “methadone is a failed idea.” Methadone isn’t a failed idea,

methadone programs are an option—an option that will present an opportunity to some addicts and be less of an asset to others. How do I know this? A methadone program that I undertook here in the 1990s allowed me the stability to move away from more than two decades of well entrenched behaviours and addiction, which I eventually left behind. I have friends who share the same story. I was angry when I read what I felt to be hogwash. I’m just baffled at what passes as informed and expert opinion. If Berner’s never met a former addict who has made successful use of a methadone program, as he writes, then perhaps he’s not the authority that he imagines himself to be. Sean Ellis, Vancouver

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Artist Robyn Levy, who was recently diagnosed with early-onset Parkinson’s disease and also has breast cancer, wants her art work to inspire others facing health challenges. In an email to the Courier, Levy wrote in part, “These digital illustrations reflect how I see myself and my changing body as I explore the many themes of illness. They include denial and acceptance, hope and despair, degeneration and disfigurement, isolation and community, dreams and reality.” (On a personal note, I promise to never complain about my sore knee again.) A collection of Levy’s limited-edition work entitled Go Figure, is on display at the Jewish Community Centre and 25 per cent of all sales are earmarked for the Parkinson’s Society of B.C. Levy describes the fundraiser as a collection of “whimsical gesture drawings expressing her heightened appreciation of the human body.” The exhibition runs now through May 8 at the centre, 950 West 41st Ave. Admission is free. To check out Levy’s blog, go to robynlevygallery.wordpress.com. April 9 St. Mark’s Anglican Church at West Second and Larch is the place to shake your booty for Japan this Saturday with the Burke Street Blues Band. And for your more listening less shaking pleasure, Spirit Road will also perform.

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Legend has it April showers bring May flowers, but even if the weather doesn’t cooperate you can help Mother Nature along by planting and tending your own. Which is where the Vancouver Dahlia Society comes in. The club is hosting its annual Tuber Sale April 9 and 10 in the Floral Hall of VanDusen Botanical Garden, located on West 37th Avenue off Oak. The sale takes place from 1 to 4 p.m. both days.

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The H.R. MacMillan Space Centre is hosting a fundraising event this Saturday promising the Johnny Tomorrow Planetarium show, Courtyard Disco, ride the human gyroscope, glow-inthe-dark rocket launches and borscht. The borscht made sense after I read the fundraiser is in honour of Yuri Gagarin, the Russian cosmonaut who became the first human in history to journey into space. April 9 is the 50th anniversary of that flight. Advance tickets are $30 and available at 604738-7827 or info@spacecentre.ca.

April 10

The Original Costume Society presents Here Comes the Bride this Sunday at 2 p.m. Hycroft, 1489 McRae Ave. Fashion historian Ivan Sayers presents a display of fabulous wedding gowns from the 1840s to 1890s. The event includes a live fashion show of 20th century wedding wear from the collections of society members. For ticket information, go to OCMS. ca or call 604-872-1230. sthomas@vancourier.com Twitter: @sthomas10

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St. Paul’s Hospital next installment of Let’s Talk About is April 20 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Hurlburt Auditorium Level 2, at St. Paul’s Hospital. (Please note change in location.) The topic this time is heart failure and how to turn failure into success. It’s presented by Dr. Mustafa Toma, a clinical assistant professor in the Department of

Medicine and Division of Cardiology at UBC, and Minette Walker RN. The talk is intended for patients and their family members, who have been affected by heart failure, those who are at risk and those who just want to know more about this condition. The presentations will focus on treatment, and how to help patients feel better and live more functional and

healthier lives. The presentations will also highlight the latest in treatment and the ongoing research at St. Paul’s Hospital. To register, email ownyourhealth@providencehealth.bc.ca or call 604-806-8495.

Recycling opportunity

Britannia Community Centre is hosting a “Beyond the Blue Box”

event April 16 from 9 a.m. to noon, in its parking lot. For a fee, it will accept plastics, electronics. It will also accept plastic bags, hard and soft plastics, Styrofoam, small and larger dead appliances. The community centre is at Venables at Cotton Drive. Call 604-718-5815 or email cynthia.low@vancouver.ca for more information.

Sci-fi lit

The next meeting of the Science Fiction Book Discussion Group is April 21 at 7 p.m. at the Grind Gallery and Coffee House, 4124 Main St. To be discussed is The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi. For more info, contact Doug at 604-526-5621 or email Darthbuddy2000@yahoo.ca.


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Fit to Drive? Program graduates embrace exercise P THE Healthiest Winners train at Riley Park Community Centre Sandra Thomas Staff writer

For the women in their 50s and 60s seated around a table at McDonald’s restaurant on Main Street near West 33rd Avenue early Wednesday morning, the fountain of youth appears to have been found in exercise. Even with no makeup, red cheeks and dishevelled hair from the boot camp exercise class they just completed, each of the women looks at least 10 years younger than her age. Savannagh Marchell, who will soon turn 57, said that until beginning the Healthiest Winner program at Riley Park Community Centre last January, she never considered herself athletic. “What I’ve discovered about myself is that my body actually is athletic, it was my mind that wasn’t,” said Marchell. “I told myself for so long that I couldn’t do it, but I can.” Marchell, Frances Fatovic and Dorothy Campbell are three recent graduates of the Healthiest Winner program who’ve progressed to the more rigorous Intencity Bootcamp at Riley Park, which includes cardiovascular, resistance and endurance training. The Healthiest Winner program at Riley Park is designed for people who’ve avoided exercise and activity because of age, illness, poverty or ambition. The program introduces participants to exercise and offers workshops on topics including stress management, nutrition and smoking cessation. Last fall, the three women decided they were ready for more of a challenge and signed up for the early morning boot camp classes that run from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m., three times a week. The women, who try to meet for coffee every Wednesday morning following

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their exercise class, say the social aspect of the program is a draw. During the interview Marchell and Fatovic teased Campbell about her newly discovered prowess at planks, an abdominal exercise that includes holding a position on the floor with only elbows and toes touching, while keeping the body rigid. “She’s the plank queen,” Marchell said of Campbell, who admits she can hold the position for seven minutes. Campbell recently realized what a difference the classes have made when she ran to make a streetlight. “I sprinted and I made it,” she said. “I couldn’t do that before. I hated exercise.” Fatovic, who turns 64 this summer, agreed her new-found running ability surprised her the most. “Before I couldn’t run for the bus,” she said laughing. “I’m not saying I’m a great runner, but I’m running.” Fatovic said she learned she can’t take her body for granted. “No one else is going to do it for you, you have to do it yourself,” she said. Marchell is surprised at the confidence she’s developed from regular exercise. “I feel comfortable in my clothes, I carry myself well and I know that if I have to move in a hurry I’m not going to hurt myself,” said Marchell. “I could never have done this without the Healthiest Winner.” sthomas@vancourier.com Twitter: @sthomas10

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Gifts

No doubt, gifts are on every birthday child’s mind. But does your child really need 15 gifts? Try these charitable alternatives to the traditional copious gift giving. Ask for donations in lieu of gifts. Your child can help choose a charity to receive the donations. If your birthday party is near Christmas, ask for new, unwrapped toys for a local toy charity. Or, ask for non-perishable food items for a food bank.

You could also ask for donations of money. For example, you can suggest each child bring two toonies, one for the charity of the birthday child’s choice and one for the birthday child to purchase his own gift. This way, your child gets a little something too. If you’d like someone to handle the nittygritty of donations, sign up with websites like Echoage.com, which makes it easy for parents to build in the charitable aspect into their child’s birthday party. You simply invite our guests using Echoage’s online invitations. Guests RSVP and make a contribution online. Half of the proceeds are sent to the birthday child to spend how he or she wishes, and the other half is sent to the charity of his or her choice.

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You know those goody bag stuffers—they’re those forgotten plastic toys that you always end up stepping on in the middle of the night. Traditionally, loot bags are filled with these inexpensive, throwaway items that are often purchased from dollar stores. And for good reason – it can get expensive filling up a dozen bags with several toys. But there’s a way to still give party treats without spending bigger bucks. Instead of thinking quantity, think quality. Give away one awesome thing instead of a loot bag

filled with a lot of notso-awesome things. Try a planted flower. Or better yet, let the kids plant a seed in a pot and let them take that home as their party souvenir. A single fantastic giveaway that doesn’t go straight into the landfills is always a good choice. A party giveaway of food, like cookies or cupcakes that you have the kids decorate themselves at the party, is good because they get consumed, not thrown away. If you want to give away goody bags, forego the plastic bags. Fill up recyclable paper lunch bags that kids can decorate at the party. Or, purchase some of those reusable snack or lunch bags that are so popular these days, and fill with edibles.

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Enjoy the great outdoors and save on energy consumption. An outside party is fueled strictly by kinetic energy of the partygoers!

Take the festivities to the park or your own backyard. Set out old-fashioned games tha can be done with items you already have: a three-legged race, a hula hooping contest, squirt gun battle (if you don’t have squir guns, use empty dish detergent bottles tha you’ve saved up and cleaned, or ask every guest to bring his or her own), a cherry spitting contest or tug-of-war. You can also set out sidewalk chalk, hopscotch, or a skip rope. If you’re at the beach, make sandcastle building one of the activities, or see who can build the tallest mountain of sand in the shortest amount of time. Making your child’s birthday party easie on the environment doesn’t mean you have to compromise on fun or spend more money.

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Easter Puzzle Hunt Game

Instead of the traditional Easter egg hunt, where everyone gathers as many sugary treats as possible, hide the pieces of an Easter-themed puzzle. Once all the pieces have been found, all players work together to put the picture together. Once the puzzle is solved, you can give everyone a small prize. If you can’t find an Easter-themed puzzle, make one. Just print out an Easter colour page (you can find many online), have your kids help you colour it, and then stick it onto lightweight cardboard. Allow to dry. Cut the puzzle into different puzzle pieces. Note: For some exciting Easter activities for kids and families, go to www.vancourier.com under LIFE.

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With today’s sandwich generation unable to tend to the needs of their aging parents or relatives 24/seven, caregivers look for reassurance that they will be safe at all times — even when left alone. Caregivers are routinely advised to take certain precautions such as, installing handrails in the bath or shower and removing small area rugs that are easy to trip on. Given the increased number of falls and at home injuries among seniors, many caregivers are choosing to install a personal emergency response systems. Vancouver Coastal Health’s Caregiver Support Program can be a real help. So, what is a caregiver? For these purposes, a caregiver is essentially anyone who provides unpaid care and support at home, in the community or in a care facility to an adult friend or family member who is living with a disability, chronically ill, elderly or palliative. About 85 per cent of people provide care for loved ones at some point in their lives. Some people take care of a relative for a few weeks or months following an acute illness or surgery, while others provide care on a daily-basis for someone with a chronic condition.

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In Canada, unpaid caregivers’ contributions would cost the health care system billions annually if delivered by a paid workforce. In addition, many caregivers are employed, and the challenges of caregiving can lead to greater stress, absenteeism, and decreased concentration on the job. Family and friend caregivers, often women, sometimes must leave jobs, reduce the amount of time they work, or pass up career opportunities.

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Some great kids aged 12 to 18 who need a stable, caring home for a few months. Are you looking for the opportunity to do meaningful, fulfilling work? PLEA Community Services is looking for qualified applicants who can provide care for youth in their home on a full-time basis or on weekends for respite. Training, support and remuneration are provided. Funding is available for modifications to better equip your home. A child at risk is waiting for an open door. Make it yours. Call 604-708-2628 www.plea.ca

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Appliances

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All Like New!

Retail Sales

Music/Theatre/ Dance

Cheryl Carruthers Piano Studio Lessons, all levels. 21 yrs exp. 604-732-3602 www.ccpianist.ca

Postmedia Community Publishing 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.

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Music/Theatre/ Dance

IN HOME OR STUDIO LESSONS Piano, Theory & other instruments. Allegro Music School 604-327-7765

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COMPUTER LESSONS FOR 50+ $30/hr Spring Special $210 /8hrs. Call Sol at 604-266-2414 Website: www.easypc.ca

Upgrade your skills. Find great education training courses in the Classifieds.

Tools & Equipment

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Trades/Technical

STOCCO CONSTRUCTION is hiring Painter with min 3 yrs of exp. $20.50 per hr/ 40 hr week. E-Res: careerstocco@hotmail.com

F/T COSMETIC SALES APC Global Inc is hiring Salespeople for Sears Canada at: • Pacific Centre • Richmond Square Centre • Metrotown • Brentwood Mall. F/T, permanent shifts includes weekends. $13/hour. Apply at: arzepa@shaw.ca

Hotel Restaurant

FALAFEL TOWN hiring F/T Ethnic cook. Applicant must have sev. yrs of exp. in Arab Cuisine & high school dipl. $17/hr. E-resume: falafeltown@yahoo.ca

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Medical/Dental

MARKETPLACE GARAGE SALES Fridge, Stove, Washer, Dryer, Stacker

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For Sale Miscellaneous

THE VILLAGE OF LYTTON is Disposing of the following piece of equipment 1973 INTERNATIONAL FIRE TRUCK Please visit http://www.lytton.ca for more details.

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Music Instruments Pearl Forum Drum Kit ( Black With Chrome Hardware) 12x9 Tom Drum 13x10 Tom Drum 16x16 Floor Tom Drum 22x16 Bass Drum Comes With Bass drum claw hook and tension rods have been upgraded. Set of legs for floor tom and bass drum, Gibraltar tom arms, and a basic Gibraltar kick pedal. $300.00 604-808-6223

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Wanted to Buy

ANTIQUE: COINS & paper money, silver & gold wanted. Will pay cash & come to you wherever you are. Call Joe 604-564-3564 Old Books Wanted also: Photos Postcards, Letters, Paintings. (no text books/encyclopedia) I pay cash. 604-737-0530

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ESTATE / MOVING SALE Sat, April 9th 10am - 1pm 4028 W 34th Ave back lane only Furniture, books, antiques, art, dinner ware, textiles, tools, collectibles

MOVING SALE Sat, Apr 9, 10am-3pm Sun, Apr 10, 10am-2pm 4750 Granville St

Misc items + split firewood. Everything must go!

GARAGE SALE GP Lawn Bowls Club14th Ave. ( at Fir St,) Sat. April 9, 9:00-3:00 Sun.. April 10, 12:00-3:00 Home Baking Treasures Galore! D

GIANT FLEA MARKET Sat. & Sun. April 16th & 17th... 9 am to 3 pm Buy tables $25/day or $40 for both days. Britannia Elementary. 1110 Cotton Drive. Gym D. Bonnie.. 604-713-4497

FIRST SALE IN 50 YEARS!

Sunday, April 10, 10-3 578 West 59th Ave Vintage/retro furn., records, toys, games, books, radios.

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SATURDAY, APRIL 16TH @ 10 AM GIANT FOOD / RESTAURANT / TOOLS & MACHINERY EQUIPMENT AUCTION plus SEVERAL BAILIFF & COURT BAILIFF SEIZURES (Bakery • Deli • Butcher • Cafe • Grocery • Pub) Viewing Times: Friday, April 15; 9:00 am - 4:30 pm Saturday, April 16; 9:00 am ’Til Auction Time

UBC RESEARCH

Vision Laboratory at Children’s Hospital needs volunteers (4-12yrs) with good vision and hearing for a study on visual perception. Study involves computer games. Honorarium paid. Call Jenn at 875-2345 x 7853

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Cats

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Furniture

5 PIECE Oak brm suite. Head board, frame, armoir, 2 side tables with drawers. Long dresser, 9 drawer with mirror. $600. 604-736-4082

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• Several Walk-in Coolers/Freezers • S/S Reach-in Coolers & Freezers • Display Coolers

• Dry Cases • S/S Work Tables • Refrig. Prep Cabinets • SS/ Sinks • Mixers • Grills • Char Broilers • Convection Ovens • Bake & Pizza Ovens • Ice Machines • Tables & Chairs • Bar Stools • Dishwashers • Metro Baker & Oven Racks • Scales • Neons • Menu Roads • Back Bars • Keg Cabinets • Open Faced Merchandisers • Grab-N-Go’s • True S/S Freezers • S/S Canopy w/Fire Bottle & Roof-Top Fan • Large Assort. Small Wares • Dishes & Glasses • Cutlery • New & Used Pots & Pans • Wok Stoves • Deep Fryers & Much, Much More…

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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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4 MO tri colour male Shih Tzu Yorkie X, all vac’s, cuddly. Approved home only 604-794-3287 8WK PRBD Bluenose female Pitbull pups. First Shot, vetchek & Deworming. Good with kids. $1,000 o.b.o 778-388-4462 FILA/MASTIFF GUARD DOGS owners best friend. Intruders worst nightmare. all shots, each. ready now! 604-817-5957

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Pet Services

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Accounting/ Bookkeeping

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Business Opps/ Franchises

ATTN: Local people to work from home on-line. $1500 - $4500 p/t or f/t. Training. Call 604-875-1000

Travel Destinations

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Tim Stephens' Astral Reflections Cancer June 21-July 22: Start nothing new (before April 23) but do reap the past, especially in career, ambition, prestige and business areas, where your fortunes are buoyant! A “new” project can be luckily birthed here, especially early week, but don’t try to gain the co-operation of partners or peers. (“New” = restarting a former opportunity; e.g., landing a job with a former boss.) Your money luck rides high Tuesday/Wednesday. Perform paperwork, errands, travel, return messages Thursday/Friday. The whole stretch, Monday eve to Friday night, is smooth, easy, productive. Be quiet, home-bound Saturday. Leo July 23-Aug. 22: Rest, contemplate, connect with spirit and soul, be charitable, Sunday/Monday. Your energy, charisma and luck surge upward Monday night through Wednesday. You’ll impress people. Express feelings. Love could start, perhaps with a former flame or flirtatious friend. A wedding is written on this one. A legal development could come through, also. In all these, make sure the past is an essential ingredient – start nothing brand new before April 23. Your sexual, intimate, financial, debt and investment zones are enjoying good luck. Health and work hindrances dissolve, freeing you to act. Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Start nothing new before April 23. But do grab, use, enjoy, accept, even search out the past, especially in financial, investment, debt, intimate, sexual, commitment, lifestyle, health, research, diagnosis, detective, occult and similar areas. (Occult means hidden, not weird.) What you do now could change your life in major ways – perhaps by re-establishing a former condition, or taking you back to a way you left long ago. E.g., you used to own a home, then wandered for 15 years, and now you find/buy a home again. Failure in these Monday, Saturday. Success other days!

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Legal/Public Notices

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Chester Allison Johnson otherwise known as Chester A. Johnson and Chester Johnson, deceased, formerly of 980 Lynn Valley Road, North Vancouver, BC, are required to send full particulars of such claims to the undersigned Executors c/o Owen Bird Law Corporation, P.O. Box 49130, 29th Fl, 595 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC V7X 1J5, on or before the 6th day of May, 2011, after which date the Estate’s assets will be distributed having regard only to the claims that have been received. Doreen Violet Johnson, Garfield Chester Johnson and Robin C. Macfarlane, Executors. Owen Bird Law Corporation, Solicitors NOTICE is hereby given that creditors and others having claims against the Estate of BONNIE JEAN SMITH, Deceased, late of 304 - 5750 Larch Street, in the City of Vancouver, in the Province of British Columbia, V6M 4E2, who died on the 13th day of December, 2010, are required to send full particulars of such claims to the undersigned Executors Diane Eleanor Brown at 3 - 5260 Ferry Road, Delta, BC, V4K 4Y4, Gillian Heather Wilson at 6527 Maple Street, Vancouver, BC, V6P 5P1 and BMO Trust Company at 595 Burrard Street, 9th Floor, P.O. Box 49500, Vancouver, B.C., V7X 1L7 on or before the 30th day of May, 2011, after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received.

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Aries March 21 - April 19: Your energy, charisma and luck continue at a major high. (Though a problem with authority emerges Monday.) Don’t start any new projects or relationships before April 23. Capitalize on past or ongoing people and situations. You might revisit a foreign country or refocus on a lawsuit, return to abandoned studies/courses, or “find religion” again. This is an excellent time to sum up your life, to contemplate how you got here. (But it’s not a good time to set your new direction – yet.) An old friend or employer returns. Romance, luck, creativity soar Monday night to Wednesday! Taurus April 20-May 20: Communications, travel and errands frustrate Sunday/Monday, but there are a couple of lucky gems/moments both nights: perhaps just a feeling that you’re doing things right. You might find a treasure chest of nostalgia! A legal or moral dilemma might face you early week. Chasing or establishing good principles “saves” you. Your luck is smooth and strong on home, domestic, property and security fronts Monday night to Wednesday noon. Love, beauty, romance lure you Thursday/Friday. Tackle chores or health concerns Saturday. Remember, start nothing new and significant before April 23. Gemini May 21-June 20: Wishes come true, especially about former friends, loves or old, longheld wishes. An old flame either appears or occupies your thoughts. Start nothing new before April 23 – revel in the past. There are always problems to solve, adjustments to make, even when wishes are fulfilled. Early week highlights a problem with sex or “net worth” in relation to a happy possibility. Next week, a romantic or creative “depression” (anything from caution to skepticism to simple delay or age differences) can oppose another happy outcome. But these are adjustments, not refusals. Happiness lives!

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Legal/Public Notices

NOTICE IS hereby given to Mr. Herb Hoffmann, that the agreement to rent the garage at 10 West 11th Ave. in Vancouver, B.C. is now terminated and you are hereby required to remove your property on or before April 20th, 2011 after which date the garage owners will sell, donate or dispose of the whole content of the garage. Elizabeth Berezowska and Wojciech Grzybowicz, 10 West 11th Ave. Vancouver, B.C. V5Y 1S5, 604-876-6487

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: Partnership stuff heats up all April. An ex-spouse (or former boyfriend) is seeking you, might find you. Destiny and/or God has a hand in this. (We think heaven and destiny are far away, far above, but both exist inside. The door’s small, but once you turn the handle, it grows large.) It looks like this is someone who wants marriage, rather than mere romance. If this person does show, it will be true, deep, but a bit tumultuous – can you take it? Be ambitious Sunday/Monday: chose between potential and security. Wishes, popularity, joy visit midweek! Retreat Thursday/Friday. Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Start nothing new before April 23. A former job might return – attached to bigger money. A health matter might return, also, but to be cured. Yes, do buy a machine if it is one you bid on or examined before late March, but DO NOT buy anything you just now see. Either it’s a lemon, or you won’t need it. Relations with someone attractive continue to be sweet, gracious (until about April 20) – this could burst into “open merging” June onward (into 2012) – or it could prefigure a great money opportunity, same timing. Ambition’s lucky midweek! Hopes, happiness Thursday/Friday. Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Start nothing new before April 23. You’re lucky, happy, creative and romantic all April! Something big might happen in child-related, speculative, sport-related, creative or romantic zones. Or, something small but filled with big growth potential might be born (centering on Monday eve/night). It’s an odd time: you can opt for casual, fun-filled, travel stuff, or you can go for the big stuff. Both are lucky, but one, of course, has bigger consequences. All growth now is connected to the past, nothing brand new. Monday-Wednesday significant. Wishes “speak” Saturday.

NOTICE IS hereby given that creditors and others having claims against the Estate of PATRICK WILLIAM McCANN, Deceased, late of 1105 – 4505 Hazel Street, in the City of Burnaby, in the Province of British Columbia, V5H 4T1, who died on the 11th day of October, 2010, are required to send full particulars of such claims to the undersigned Executor, BMO Trust Company at 595 Burrard Street, 9th Floor, P.O. Box 49500, Vancouver, B.C., V7X 1L7 on or before the 30th day of May, 2011, after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received.

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Apr. 10 - April 16 Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Start nothing new before April 23. Your luck continues high in security, property, land, family, soul, nurturing, gardening, landscaping, sales territory, foundational and similar areas. Re-do your life, stand up again! Big stuff here, best in years/decades! Start “new” projects closely tied to the past (or continue with the ongoing). E.g., you contemplated buying that house on Elm Street a year ago, and regretted letting it go, and now it’s available again – buy it. But DON’T move into a new place before May 10 – domestic friction would result. Communications remain sweet. Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Everybody’s doing big things, but you can’t seem to make up your mind! That’s OK, probably even beneficial. Start nothing new before April 23. Keep romantic suitors waiting a bit. The only things you should be pursuing in April are travel, errands, paperwork, friendships and wishes. The last two are significant, might be a door to big future things. Make friends, make wishes, chase your optimistic plans – but make sure these somehow link to the past. E.g., a former social circle, a childhood wish. Exciting meetings Tuesday/Wednesday! A 15year “money road” is starting. Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: Start nothing new before April 23. But do “renew” or restart something connected to the past, if you see it. (Might show Monday night.) It involves money, possessions, status or school. Your luck is running at a 10-year high in these areas – to June, so don’t waste time – but save brand new projects and plans for late April, May. Watch your spending carefully – don’t spend recklessly! You glow with a subtle sexy magnetism now – someone might chase you. Your future is wide as the ocean now to mid-century. This year, choose ambition, NOT security. Work succeeds midweek. timstephens@shaw.ca • Reading: 416-686-5014


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NOTICE is hereby given that Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of DOLORES LOUISE SCOTT, Deceased, late of 1405 - 2045 Nelson Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, who died on the 12th day of December, 2010, are hereby required to send them to the undersigned Executor, BMO Trust Company at 595 Burrard Street, 9th Floor, P.O. Box 49500, Vancouver, B.C., V7X 1L7 on or before the 30th day of May, 2011, after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received.

Notice to Creditors and Others Re: the Estate of William Gordon Calderwood. Deceased, formerly of #204 - 999 West 57th Ave., Vancouver, BC. Creditors and others having claims against the estate of William Gordon Calderwood who passed away on Feb 12, 2011, are hereby notified under Section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to Karin Hilliard, Executor, at 6810 Thunderbird Court, Delta, BC V4E 2S7 before April 30, 2011, after which date the Executors will distribute the Estate among the parties entitled thereto having regard to the claims which they have notice.

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12TH & Quebec, main flr, large furnished 2 room ste, shrd w/d, priv entr & bath, N/S N/P, lady only. $725inc utils. 604-576-1746 HOMAWAY INNS Specializing in furn accom in the Westend Vancouver at reas rates. call 604-684-7811 or visit www.homawayinns.com

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Houses - Rent

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2 BDRM bsmt ste, updated, nr schools buses, light, heat, cble,incl, share ldry room, May 1st ns, np, n/parties, refs. 604-314-1375 2 BR ste, ground flr, newer, nice, clean, Kensington Park area, nr transit, share laundry, $980 + util, ns np, May 3rd, 604-327-6603 DUNBAR 2 br nice bsmt ste, nr all ammens, 1/2 blk to bus, share w/d, np, ns, $1250 incl utils + i/net Avail May 1st. 604-266-3517

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6020-22

MUST SELL! NO HST. 3 lvls, 4 yrs, 3 BR. Cls to schools, transit. Pets/rentals okay. $323,000 MALA, SUTTON 778-859-4458

6020

Real Estate

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Recreation Property

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6008

Out Of Town Property

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Condos/ Townhouses

6008-34

9160

Collectibles & Classics

1998 MAZDA Protage, auto, silver, good condition $2500. 604-376-5512

Cash for junk cars! $100 to $1000 Ask about our $500 Credit!

2001 VW Golf $6200 Only 99,000 Kms Exc Condition Auto 2.0 L engine Red with Blk interior Great sound system Have all receipts No Accidents! 604-339-5126

Visit our website @ www.surreyscrap.com Free tow, no wheels, no papers no problem! Hassle free friendly service. 2 hr service in most areas.

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1991 ASTON Martin, 1-owner, all orig., only 27,000 km, immac. $45,000. 604-987-3876. D24627

9125

Domestic

2004 BMW 530i, $19,500, private sale, no accidents, auto, 98,000 KM, Rod @ 604-833-6931

THE SCRAPPER

NEED CHEAP AUTOBODY ? www.cheapautobody.ca 604-341-7738

SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES

9522

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 2H

1998 DODGE Neon $2750 Very Clean AC, PS, PB, good tires, 604-802-2344

9145

Scrap Car Removal

Sports & Imports

9155

RV’s/Trailers

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Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

1995 FORD Ranger with canopy, 306,200 kms, 2.3L eng, 4 cyl, 5 spd. Email: harold55@shaw.ca

Find your car at

2007 JAYCO Travel Trailer, 25 ft, like new, sleeps 6, walk around queen bed, slide, a/c, BBQ, spare + lots of extras. $18,900. George 604-576-7476 eves. Private sale

Accelerate your car buying NO WHEELS, NO PROBLEM

1986 CHEV Gruman. Propane. Step van style. This is an ex-tool truck. $5,500 obo. 604-607-7711

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Vancouver East Side

QUICK SALE 2 BR, 2 bath, close to school/trransit & shops. Pets/ rentals okay. Asking $334,000. Mala, Sutton 778-859-4458

Check the Real estate section.

To advertise call 604-630-3300

OPEN HOUSE – SUN. 2-4PM

Unit #104 - 2736 Victoria Dr., Vancouver Royal Victoria Gardens

1025sf condo, 2 BR, 2 bath, 1 storey ground level unit, gas fireplace, all appls & window coverings, patio, under ground parking. Pet allowed w/rest. Includes Management, Caretaker, Gardening, Garbage pickup, gas, hot water, snow removal.

$434,900

Sigrid 604-833-4199 Dave 604-760-7705 Agents 6002

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9110

Scrap Car Removal

Auto Miscellaneous

Mobile Homes

SRY, #1-7850 King George Blvd. Great double wide 2 BR + den. 1 pet ok! 55+ adult park. $79,500. Lorraine Cauley, Royal Lepage North Star, 604-889-4874

Sell your home, only $99. 604-574-5243 Chilliwack 2.5yr old 2967sf 3 storey 4 br 2.5ba w/suite potnl $417,900 798-2511 id5344 Delta Price Reduced studio condo, 19+ complex, pool, park, $98,500 597-8361 id4714 Sry Bear Creek Park beauty 1440sf rancher, gated 45+ $275,900 306-931-3939 id5234 Sry Priced to Sell!!! Guildford 909sf 2br updated quiet condo $165K 588-5592 id5305 Sry Boundary Park immaculate 3139sf 5br 3.5ba w/bsmt suite $689K 590-0981 id5335 Sry Sullivan Mews upper lvl 1150sf 2br 2ba tnhse, 55+ complex $175K 543-8549 id5346 Sry Tynehead on Greenbelt 3600sf 5br 4.5ba 1/2ac GD lot $930K 575-7311 id5350

9105

New Westminster

1202 - 7th Ave. Sunday, April 10th, 2 - 4pm. 5 BR incl legal ste. $640,000. Karim Juma, Royal Le Page City Centre, 604-678-9143

Houses - Sale

6020-01

Real Estate

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Vancouver East Side

12TH & Fraser, shared accom, own bdrm, very clean, great for male student, $460 mth incls w/d, avail now. Kevin 604-325-4671

6602

6007

9145

Houses - Sale

6020-01

Shared Accommodation

6595-70

LANGARA GARDENS 601 West 57th Ave, Van Spacious 1, 2 & 3 BR Rental Apartments & Townhouses. Heat, hot water & lrg storage locker included. Many units have spacious patios & balconies with gorgeous views. Tasteful gardens, swimming pools, hot tub, gym, laundry, gated parking, plus shops & services. Near Oakridge Centre, Canada Line stations, Langara College, Churchill High School & more. Sorry no pets. www.langaragardens.com Call 604-327-1178 info@langaragardens.com

6020

Body Work

D22

C Peter A L 604-290-1002 L Amex Broadway West

Realty

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HOME SERVICES 8075

8105

Drywall

ALL WORK GUARANTEED

8015

Appliance Repairs

VAN APPLIANCE SERVICES Repair home appl. Low rate guar. Permit/Lic. Tom 604-323-8063

8020

Blinds & Draperies

VENETIAN, VERTICALS, Rollers, Top Quality. Up to 70% off. Cleaning, Repair, Installation. Free Est. Joseph 778-995-0295

8030

Carpentry

CARPENTER AVAIL for general work, clean & fast service. 40 yrs exp. 604-961-5906 or 732-0533.

8055

Cleaning

J.A. CONSTRUCTION

Specializing in drywall & textured ceiling repairs, drywall finishing, stucco repairs, painting. Fully insured.

604-916-7729 JEFF

CITY LINK DRYWALL LTD WCB, liability insured. 20 yrs exp. Call Indy. Free Est. 604-780-5302 COMPLETE DRYWALL Service, steel stud framing, t-bar ceiling, textured. Sunny 778-891-5466 *Drywall * Taping * Texture * Stucco*Painting * Steel stud framing Quality Home 604-725-8925

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DRYWALL Boarding, Taping & Painting cell: 604-318-3584 VICTORIA DRYWALL LTD. 25 yrs exp. Reno’s & New Constr. Call Bruno ★ 604-313-2763 VINCE’S MAGIC Drywalling & textured ceiling repairs. Bonded 604-307-2295 / 778-340-5208

Wayne The Drywaller

Flooring/ Refinishing

CELTIC HARDWOOD FLOORS LTD.

Refinishing Installation • New & Old Floors •

DAILY HAPPY CLEANER

Home & Office Cleaning

Janitor Service Ceiling & wall washing, Floor Waxing House Cleaning Restaurant Cleaning Window Cleaning ★ And many more things! ★ 3yr contract includes Free Snow shoveling, free paint labour, free light bulb changes!

call Tom 604-307-5998 Lic. Insured & WCB Free Est

A.S.B.A. ENTERPRISE. Comm/ Res. Free Est. $25/hour includes supplies. Insured. 604-723-0162 EXP CLEANING ladies avail 7 days/wk. Bonded. Vancouver, Burnaby, Richmond 604-928-0025 EXP’D. HOUSECLEANER Reason Rates! Reliable! D/Town Westside. Exc Reference! 604-771-2978 LIDIA’S EUROPEAN Cleaning. Res/Com. Specializing in detail cleaning. Bonded. 604-541-9255 QUALITY CLEANING. Exc refs. Res/com. Move in/out. Carpets + pressure wash’g. 778-895-3522

8060

Concrete

CONCRETE SPECIALIST Sidewalk, Driveway, Patio Exposed Aggregate, remove & replacing

Reasonable rates. 35 yrs. exp. For free estimates call Mario

253-0049

A. FOUNDATIONS, Retaining walls, Stairs, Driveways, Sidewalks. Any concrete project. Free ests. Call Basile 604-617-5813 Concrete Specialist. Garages, sidewalks, exposed aggregate & patios. Santino 604.254.5551 L & L CONCRETE. All types: Stamped, Repairs, Pressure Wash, Seal Larry 778-882-0098

8065

Contracting

HOMEOWNERS Are you looking for a builder who can take care of your home projects, honestly & professionally. Call Rae 604-323-3922 www.rgfinehomes.com

8073

Drainage

Mia Casa − Drain Tile/Sewer Line Water Line Repairs / Replacement & Cleaning. Vince 604-941-6060, Al 604-783-3142

Electrical

The current choice serving the Lower Mainland for more than 15 years. All Kinds of Work and Reasonable Rates.

Contact us today for a free estimate.

Max: 604-341-6059 Licensed & Bonded

Residential & Comm. Wiring Renos & Panel Changes Service Upgrade Laneway House Specialists

604-861-2647

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 & Hydro Pressure Jetting Service, 604-255-9026 - 778-998-9026 Free Estimates / 24 Hr Service

CHARLIE’S ELECTRIC Co. #94835 all electric needs, reas rates bonded WCB 778-888-4528 ELECTRIC AVE Installations. Electrian lic# 99207, Res/comm, www.electric-ave.ca 604-215-0562 LIC. ELECTRICIAN #17228. Renovations, Home Wiring, Panel/ Service Upgrades, Small Jobs Too! Special April Rate $45 Call Larry, 604-726-6051. LIC. ELECTRICIAN #37309 Commercial & residential renos & small jobs. 778-322-0934. YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guaranteed. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

8087

Excavating

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8090

Repairs & Staining Installation Free Estimates

Century Hardwood Floors 604-376-7224 www.centuryhardwood.com

Since 1989

732-8453

EXP’D HANDYMAN offering high quality affordable services. Drain cleaning, plumbing, tiling, drywall, painting etc. Call: 604-839-5353

ANYTHING IN WOOD Hardwood flrs, install, refinishing. Non-toxic finishes. 604-782-8275

Lawn & Garden

HEDGE SHRUB TREE & STUMP REMOVAL FREE ESTIMATE INSURED

Tree Topping, Clean-Up, Planting, Trimming, Power Raking, Aeration, etc. • Westside & Eastside

Refinish, sanding, install, dustless Prof & Quality work 604-219-6944 CARPET, VINYL & HARDWOOD Repair & Replace. Material sales Dwight, 778-322-6048 I’ll show you the inexpensive route www.fccarpets.shawwebspace.ca INSTALLATION REFINISHING, Sanding. Free est, great prices. Satisfaction guar. 604-518-7508

8120

Glass Mirrors

Commercial/Residential

Store Fronts • Windows & Doors Broken Glass • Foggy Glass Patio Doors • Mirrors • Etc.

8140

Heating

Lorenzo & Son Plumbing & Heating (604) 312-6311 Local Licensed Plumbers & Gas Fitters

8150

Kitchens/Baths

Plywood Kitchen Cabinets & Refacing, Counter Tops • In business 50 years 604-879-9191

Superior Cove Tops & Cabinets

#3 - 8652 Joffre Ave, Burnaby

2837 Kingsway, Vancouver

Tel: 604-603-9655

8125

Gutters

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Vancouver Division Since 1985

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604-420-4800 Established 1963

Professional Powerwash Gutters cleaned & repaired Since 1984, 604-339-0949 Waters Home Maintenance Gutter Cleaning, repairs, windows Free estimate 604-738-6606

8130

Handyperson

8155

Landscaping

GREENWAVE LANDSCAPES

TREES • HEDGES • SHRUBS Pruning.Shaping.Removal. Fruit Topiary. Wolfgang 604-738-4016

8160

Lawn & Garden

HEDGING GARDENING CLEAN-UPS PRUNING POWER RAKING AERATION

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604-723-2468; T. TRAN, New lawns, grass cuts, p/raking, aerating, hedging, pruning. Reliable AVANTI GARDEN SERVICES Spring cleanup, new design, planting, etc. Laura 604-264-0775

BARAKA GARDENING Spring clean-up, lawn prep & pruning. Steve 778-231-4433 BN’S LAWN & Hedge Service Family owned & operated. 20 yrs exp, Seniors/Vets discount, DVA plan. 604-721-9422 DAISY’S LANDSCAPING - Lawn Specialist. Free Est. 778-855-3743 www.daisyslandscaping.ca EXP. RELIABLE gardener spring clean up, new turf, lawn, pruning, planting, aerating, 604-783-2627

GREENSTAR GARDEN Complete Lawn & garden care. Free estimates. 604-736-5791

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• Lawn Mowing • Aeration • Spring Cleanups • Hedging Visa / MC / Debit Accepted

Garden Maintance & Installation Edible Landscape Solutions

Greenworx Redevelopment Inc. Hardscaping & Landscaping. Hedges, Pavers, Ponds & Walls, Returfing, Demos, Drainage, Jackhammering. 604 782-4322

Moving & Storage

AFFORDABLE MOVING 1 to 3 Men

1, 3, 5, 7 or 10 Ton $ From Licenced & Insured Local & Long Distance

FREE ESTIMATES Seniors Discount

AJK MOVING LTD.

GREAT LOOKING Landscapes Full service landscape & garden maint. Call Dave: 604-764-7220

604-317-3037

8185

MOVING & DELIVERY EXPERTS!! Licensed, Bonded & Insured Single item to full house moves We Guarantee the Cost of Every Move Flat Rates always available A+ (604) 861-8885 BBB www.advancemovingltd.com Rating

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HANDYMAN - framing, decks, tiles, hardwood, drywall. Total additions & basements. Ken 778-773-6251 or 604-455-0740

KITSILANO HANDYMAN and Contracting. Carpentry, painting, home repairs. Call 604-760-4408

Masonry

We accept Visa, Mastercard & Interac

HOME IMPROVEMENT: Res repairs, restorations, decks, fences. Walter 778-837-2518

Artistry of Hardwood Floors

8175

45

RENOS • REPAIRS 9129 Shaughnessy St., Van.

Sanding & Refinishing Installation Quality Workmanship Free Estimates Fully Licensed & Insured

604-771-8885

8160

224-3669

HENRY’S

HARDWOOD FLOOR SERVICES

S&S LANDSCAPING & FENCING

KB METAL PRODUCTS LTD. FENCE & GATES : CHAIN LINK & ALUMINUM ORNAMENTAL. ✫Free Estimate: 604-619-8434

604-202-6118

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Fencing/Gates

Factory Direct Cedar Fence Panel for Sale & Installation 8291 No.5 Rd Richmond Call 604-275-3158

Part of RJR group

Hardwood Floor Refinishing

ABACUS ELECTRIC.ca Lic Elect Contr 97222. 40 years exp. 1 stop! Reas. rates! BBB. 778-988-9493

RJR Small Projects Division

www.celtichardwoodfloors.ca

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Ph. 604 293.0057 Cel. 604 657.8931

Quality Drywall Finishing. Textured Ceilings & Repair. Renov Specialist. No job too small. 837-1785

8080

8130

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Moving. Storage. Deliveries Local & Long Distance MOVERS.... Residential. Commercial. Industrial. Truck for Clean-ups

8193

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Oil Tank Removal

FLECK CONTRACTING LTD.

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8195

Serving West Side since 1987

Painting/ Wallpaper

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Oil Tank Removal

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Marty’s

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Patios/Decks/ Railings

8200

8240

Plumbing

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Renovations & Home Improvement

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8240

AaronR CONST

LUCKY METAL WORKS

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

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CANWEST CABINETRY

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Paving/Seal Coating

8205

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8220

Plumbing

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8240

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compiled by Helen Peterson Chances are, at some point your car will get “dinged.” According to the pros at Dents Unlimited, the most common repair needed is due to one car door hitting another in a parking lot. Dents can range in size from the diameter of a dime to the size of a grapefruit (or larger). Paintless Dent Removal (PDR) is a new technology that has drivers taking notice. For PDR to work properly, dents should be shallow in nature, without

paint damage, and not on body lines or edges of panels.This type of repair is very effective on dents caused by hail, baseballs, golf balls and shopping carts! Dents Unlimited removes dents without sanding, filling and repainting the dent.This eliminates paint mismatches, thereby preserving the factory finish and holding the value of the automobile. Most repairs take less than an hour, but a more difficult dent may take a little longer. When estimating your vehicle, a technician will advise you of the time required. Note that the process is not favourable toward dents that have sharp creases, paint damage, crash damage, and dents on the edge of a body panel. To reach Dents Unlimited for an appointment, call 604-469-9545, or go to www.dentsunlimited.com.

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Dent King just opened up a shop at 942 S.W. Marine Drive in February. Owner Brian Pollard has several dealerships that use his services (Richmond Honda, Vancouver Honda, Dueck, etc.). Dent King does vehicle ding and dent repair without using paint. PDR technicians massage out the dents using special repetitive motions with their hands. PDR is very cost effective, running about one-third the price of traditional body shop costs. Drop by the shop today; they’ll “hammer out” a quote for you!

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High-tech options for tires abound this spring Attn: Honda Owners

They are your vehicle’s only connection to the road and are more technologically advanced than ever before, yet most of the time your tires are the last thing you think about. As the technology in tires rapidly advances, so do consumers’ options to choose the right tires to meet their vehicle’s needs. To maximize your vehicle’s performance Goodyear Canada suggests drivers consider the following:

Know your size

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The Scion xB bears similarities to Toyota styling, but with more angular profiles. From a Canadian standpoint, the only issue is that you couldn’t get a Scion north of the border—until now. After a carefully staged rollout across the U.S., Scion has finally come to Canada with three current cars: the xD, xB, and tC—and soon the upcoming iQ. Without a doubt, the xB is the most important of these vehicles, effectively serving as Scion’s flagship vehicle. Redesigned in 2007, the boxy xB embodies the Scion philosophy, with a single trim level and an endless list of optional features from which owners can choose. While you could simply pick a colour and drive an xB off the lot, the fun comes from customizing the vehicle to create something that’s uniquely yours. That devotion to personal expression is what differentiates Scion from Toyota, enabling the brand to build its own reputation. And that reputation will play a major role in the future success of the entire company. Design The second-generation xB has a very clean and simple design, serving as a blank canvas for the many personalization items available to it. There’s a definite family resemblance amongst the three current Scion vehi-

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Scion’s minimalist interior gets a thumbs down for looking a tad cheap. Alpine deck, both of which are prewired for additional speakers. Whereas many of today’s cars have customized stereo interfaces built into their dashboards, Scion designed the xB such that the owners can easily install their own audio equipment. While that makes sense to appeal to aftermarket tuners, the xB’s ergonomics suffer as a result. Features The xB sells for $18,270 with the manual transmission and $19,290 with the automatic. Standard equipment includes ABS, air conditioning, cruise control, vehicle stability control, power windows, remote keyless entry, tilt/telescope steering, six-speaker Pioneer stereo system, Bluetooth, tire-pressure monitoring system, and front/side/

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