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ophie Pierre looks pensively out the window of her Coal Harbour apartment toward the North Shore mountains. Such rare moments of peace and quiet are treasured in her hectic new life as chair of the B.C. Treaty Commission. It’s Pierre’s position that “certainty” through the signing of treaties is needed to stimulate economic development throughout the province. In Vancouver, the ongoing lack of certainty about aboriginal rights has some municipal officials worried another level of government is evolving to which they will have to answer. “I was always taught that if you want to get something done right, don’t ask somebody to do it for you,” says Pierre in a calm voice, while sipping a cup of tea. “The federal Indian Act makes it virtually impossible to get positive changes accomplished for First Nations people, but I think there are other ways to get things done, like using the treaty process. We need to get inventive.” Pierre’s business model emphasizes self-government for aboriginals based on sound economic planning, which is exactly what she accomplished with her own First Nation. The St. Mary’s band of Ktunaxa (pronounced ‘k-too-nah-ha’) people have lived near Cranbrook for more than 10,000 years. The arrival of Europeans irrevocably altered their lives, with the horrific legacy of residential schools still being felt. “I spent nine years at St. Eugene’s Mission School,” says Pierre calmly, “and I would never allow my children to go to such a horrible place. A lot of our people wanted the building burned down, but the idea was raised to transform the school into

a resort. That has been very successful.” After Pierre was elected St. Mary’s chief in 1978, that former source of humiliation has evolved into a $40 million, 4.5-star resort employing 250 people in summer peak season and generating in excess of $10 million annually in revenue for the Cranbrook region. It’s the fifth largest private employer in the area and a great source of pride. “Our business model is not like the exploitation of raw resources,” says Pierre. “The money doesn’t leave town and go to some foreign head office. It all stays home and benefits everyone in the community.” Approaching retirement age, Pierre might just well have collected a pension but that’s not her way. Upon her appointment as chair of the treaty commission in April 2009, she commissioned a report by PricewaterhouseCoopers that showed if all 60 First Nations involved in B.C.’s treaty process completed treaties by 2025, the province could receive $6.4 billion in economic benefits, after deducting the costs of reaching those treaties. In 2010 dollars (the value in today’s dollars of the stream of future income), that works out to $4.3 billion. The money would come in the form of new employment income generated both by First Nations and other British Columbians, estimated to increase by $14.4 billion over 40 years. “More than $1 billion has been wasted since 1993 in treaty negotiations with little to show for the money in many cases except for massive legal bills being paid for by the taxpayer,” says Pierre. “There’s no template for any treaty that will satisfy every First Nation. We have problems of overlapping territories throughout the province and many other serious issues to deal with, but we do have momentum building [with our new model]. What’s the option? Maintaining the

economy, outside of the energy sector, has been in constant decline for a decade and economic certainty in the form of signed treaties will invigorate investment in the province. “Sophie is very well regarded in the aboriginal community and there is obviously new energy being developed around the treaty process,” he says. “The Business Council of B.C. is very supportive of the treaty process and Sophie’s argument is increasingly being accepted among First Nations leaders, too. I think we’ll see a couple of dozen treaties signed in the next five to 10 years, and maybe five or six in the next year or two. What a treaty means is that it will allow each First Nation control over its own affairs, and that will help provide the certainty that the entire province needs.”

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The Tsleil-Waututh Nation plans to levy fees on projects within its newly defined map courtesy Tsleil-Waututh Nation territory. status quo is unacceptable. Nobody wants to live in poverty.” Jock Finlayson agrees. The executive vice-president of the Business Council of B.C. notes that B.C.’s resource-based

he B.C. treaty process currently has 60 First Nations, or 110 of the 198 B.C. Indian Act bands, working on 49 sets of negotiations. There are six stages in the process, ranging from “intent to negotiate” to final signed treaty. There are 44 First Nations in Stage 4 (agreement in principle) negotiations, and seven First Nations in Stage 5 negotiations (finalize a treaty) and one in Stage 6. The Tsawwassen First Nation was the first to sign a treaty April 3, 2009. Prior to the current treaty process, the Nisga’a signed an agreement that is considered a blueprint for present negotiations. It went into legal effect in April 2000. At the North Vancouver offices of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation (SLAY-wah-tooth, formerly known as the Burrard Band), there have been new developments since the Olympics ended that may pertain to furthering a treaty settlement. Continued on page 5

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Continued from page 4 Leah George-Wilson, former chief and now the Tsleil-Waututh’s treaty negotiator, explains that her people want a settlement. Trouble is, they’ve been stuck in stage three (negotiating a framework agreement, agreeing on the subjects to be negotiated and an estimated time frame for stage four agreement-in-principle negotiations) for more than a decade. The Tsleil-Waututh are prepared to become just as inventive as the new treaty commissioner to achieve their own economic development. Only they may go outside of the treaty process to accomplish their plans, which may have far-reaching repercussions. “We have been in negotiations with the provincial government since 1995,” says George-Wilson, “and all we’ve heard is endless talk from bureaucrats who really have no power to do anything. We’ve repeatedly asked for written proposals, with exact dollar figures and land settlements, and we’ve never received one. It’s time to move on.” The Tsleil-Waututh Nation’s newest initiative has raised concerns among Lower Mainland municipal officials. The band has

circulated a “Stewardship Policy” to all local governments on whom it intends to levy various fees on certain projects within its newly defined territorial area, a 413,000hectare area spanning much of Metro Vancouver. The Tsleil-Waututh had previously defined their traditional territory for the purposes of treaty negotiations as being the North Shore, Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster and most of the Tri Cities—an area of 179,000 hectares. But its new stewardship policy sets out an area on lands wherever the TWN hunted, fished or had seasonal camps, an area more than twice as large. The 447-member band says municipal governments must pay these new fees as part of “their duty to consult and accommodate native bands” or else run the risk of illegally infringing First Nation interests. “The Olympics were a great moment for aboriginal people,” says George-Wilson. “It showed the world that these are our traditional lands and that we have aboriginal title, and that we need to be consulted about what happens on these lands. The Supreme Court has ordered that governments and First Nations

Treaty negotiator Leah George-Wilson says the Tsleil-Waututh must photo Dan Toulgoet be consulted about use of its territory. must consult and work together as equals. For instance, if the federal government decided to sell or re-develop any of their downtown Vancouver property, we’d expect to be consulted on that, in ad-

vance, in writing. The Musqueam and Squamish people also claim traditional territory in downtown Vancouver, so there are overlapping claims and that’s also something that needs to be clarified

through the treaty process.” The TWN stewardship fees (which are subject to increase) include a $250 set-up fee; application fees ranging from $200 to $400 for Cultural Heritage Investigation Permits; and rates of $50 to $100 per hour to reimburse TWN staff members for time spent on any projects that require active involvement. Not paying the fees may mean facing court action, and some local politicians, such as Metro Vancouver’s treaty representative Ralph Drew, know the TWN aren’t kidding. Drew, who is also the mayor of the village of Belcarra, is keenly aware of the impact these new actions by TWN will have on municipal governments. Drew says that everyone he’s talked to in local municipal government is worried about the Stewardship Policy. Now the TWN is taking the position that municipal governments are an extension of the Crown and the same laws must apply to them as well. This could have serious ramifications for Lower Mainland property owners. Drew says regional leaders were left stunned after hearing band representatives lay out their policy last November. Continued on page 6

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Continued from page 5 The policies could result in massive delays for construction projects, add a new layer of bureaucratic costs, and leave TWN with a veto power that trumps local and regional plans. Drew fears that once other First Nations in the Lower Mainland hear about the policy, they may also start the same process. It’s unknown what would happen if different First Nations who claim the same traditional territory took opposing positions on the merits of any particular project because only a formally negotiated treaty could answer these complicated questions. Drew has first hand experience with what can occur if the TWN’s requests for project involvement are ignored. A $6-million project to build a new drinking water line under Burrard Inlet to serve Belcarra was held up for a year and that may be just the first of many projects that could be frozen by aboriginal interests if the First Nation relationship with municipalities is not clarified. “We spoke to the Federal government about the new stewardship policy and eventually they told us to deal with the Tsleil-Waututh directly,” says Drew, who also chairs the Lower Mainland Treaty Advisory Committee (LMTAC). Belcarra initially agreed to pay the $250 application fee but the village was subsequently presented an estimate of $34,000 for the total costs. TWN noted the fee was “not final and might be subject to further increases.” In the end, the band charged only the original $250. George-Wilson explains that amount was “for assisting the village with writing the proposal,” but the warning shot was heard loud and clear in many city halls. re these actions simply a calculated tactic by the Tsleil-Waututh to get the ear of provincial and federal officials and speed up the slow-mov-

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Metro Vancouver treaty representative Ralph Drew fears other First Nations may copy the Tsleil-Waututh and freeze public projects. photo Dan Toulgoet ing treaty process? TWN’s GeorgeWilson says that’s false. She claims that Supreme Court of Canada’s rulings require that First Nations, as well as various levels of government, have a legal responsibility to “consult and participate” with each other, but the TWN’s main problem is that while certain levels of governments have budgets and staff to deal with processing infrastructure and development projects, First Nations like hers have no money at all. “All the money we have spent over the past decade on lawyers for treaty negotiations is borrowed money,” she says. “We need funding to pay our people for processing these development applications, not just on reserve but off reserve on our territory as well.”

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Continued from page 6 Some “agencies” have already begun to pay the stewardship fees, but Knight refused to identify these agencies or the types of projects involved. He claimed the fees are “something that is understood if not welcomed” by the private sector, which knows there are necessary costs associated with project approvals. Peter Simpson, CEO of the Greater Vancouver Home Builders Association, says the private sector views the TWN’s new stewardship policy with great concern. Simpson says any attempt to charge aboriginal permits and fees on home construction or renovations is “wrongheaded” and could result in serious impacts on private property. He considers the Belcarra situation a “test case” for the TWN to see what reaction will occur. “These fees are another layer of bureaucracy that nobody needs,” he says. “I have a lot of empathy for the Tsleil-Waututh but this is the wrong way to go about getting attention. I am sure that homeowners all over the Lower Mainland are sure to be very concerned.” In an Oct. 15 letter to Victoria, LMTAC said the Tsleil-Waututh request “misrepresents” the province’s policy of consulting First Nations. MLA George Abbott, aboriginal relations and reconciliation minister, replied in a written statement that while the Crown has an obligation to consult First Nations on decisions impacting aboriginal rights, “there is no legal authority” for a First Nation to charge a fee to an individual

who is applying to government for a permit covering an activity on either Crown land or privately held land. Pierre doesn’t see it that way. “I’m not a lawyer,” says Treaty Commissioner Pierre, “but, generally speaking, I think the Supreme Court ruling gives the Tsleil-Waututh a leg to stand on.” Metro Vancouver officials also fear civicowned lands, including regional parks, will ultimately be handed over to native bands to secure treaties or reconciliation agreements. The province last year expropriated a 22-hectare portion of Metro-owned Pacific Spirit Regional Park and transferred it to the Musqueam band to settle a land dispute. Metro Vancouver is still challenging that transfer in court. Coun. Ellen Woodsworth, Vancouver’s LMTAC representative, says the matter of fees has been discussed at length both at the committee and at city council. Copies of the TWN stewardship policy have been distributed to all councillors for study. She says that according to the city’s legal counsel, the city has no legal need to consult with the Tsleil-Waututh or any other First Nation. “Municipalities are not at the treaty negotiation table, and we have no budgets or authority to deal with any of this,” says Woodsworth. “Municipalities are now getting caught up between First Nations and the province and the federal government, but treaty negotiations are not our responsibility. There is a great deal of unfounded

“I AM SURE THAT HOMEOWNERS ALL OVER THE LOWER MAINLAND ARE SURE TO BE VERY CONCERNED.” Peter Simpson

fear, whether by homeowners or at the municipal level, that First Nations issues such as this are going to affect them directly. People need to calm down and assess this rationally, but there is no doubt that we all have a responsibility to honour aboriginal land claims. It’s obvious that if the provincial government doesn’t sit down and solve these treaties, this kind of situation is exactly what will happen.”

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ot all B.C. bands are part of the treaty process. The Squamish First Nation has stopped negotiating, though it hasn’t officially pulled out of the process. “It’s not in our best interest to stay involved,” chief Gibby Jacob says. “In the end, because of the cost of lawyers, the process becomes something of a net loss. We have our own plans for economic development.” One of those plans is a massive development underneath the south end of the Burrard Bridge, which the Courier reported on last week. Then there are the “side deals”

outside of the formal treaty process that have added to uncertainty about how key Lower Mainland lands will be developed in the future. For instance, Richmond city council recently agreed to buy the Garden City lands for $59 million from the Musqueam, who have also laid claim to vast tracts of the Lower Mainland. With such huge amounts of cash being offered by governments, why would the Musqueam, or any other First Nation offered such deals, ever sign a formal treaty? “These side deals have nothing to do with the treaty process,” says Pierre. “The Musqueam deal had to do with litigation, not negotiation. My position is that we still need certainty through treaties to guarantee economic development.” Pierre insists its time to get past political ploys and tactics, get inventive, move forward, and settle treaties for the economic benefit of everyone. “The problem is that there are too many bureaucrats at the negotiating table who just want to keep discussions going forever,” says Pierre. “If we can’t abolish the federal Indian Act then we can simply get things done through the provincial treaty process, so First Nations people can finally get control over their own affairs and start to develop their own economy. It’s something that works for everybody. Whatever we have been doing to date is obviously not working, and personally I refuse to take no for an answer.” newsribe@shaw.ca

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If he didn’t know it already Premier Gordon Campbell got a lesson this week on how it is better to give than to receive. Here is a politician who has never been all that popular. But he has been getting the tar kicked out of him ever since he took back an election promise not to implement the harmonized sales tax (HST). He told CBC TV National News this week “the only thing more unpopular than the HST is me.” Campbell has been held in such low regard he couldn’t even get a bounce out of the very successful 2010 Olympic Games. Then we come to this week’s announcement that the province—finally—is throwing in another $205 million to fund the construction of more supportive housing on the remaining eight of the city’s 14 sites. And suddenly, if for only a moment, he’s a great guy, a guy who cares. And Campbell’s would-be successor, Housing Minister Rich Coleman, the tough ex-cop from the Fraser Valley gets another chance to prove he has a heart, too. This is good news for Vancouver, not that Campbell’s popularity may rise, but that there will be more than 1,000 new housing units for Vancouver’s homeless, many of whom still spend their nights on the street. Unlike the decrepit, pest-infested and frequently dangerous Single Room Occupancy (SRO) hotels many of our poorest citizens are forced to live in, these new buildings will be most welcoming. Aside from the fact they will be new construction, non-profit societies operating the buildings will provide support for residents who are drug addicted and/or mentally ill.

allengarr The 14 sites were identified during Sam Sullivan’s term as mayor. But the pipeline for money from Victoria seemed to plug up soon after Coleman made some early commitments on the first six buildings. In fact, much of the funding commitment for the remainder is tied up with another project at Little Mountain. It was Victoria’s plan to sell that property at 33rd and Ontario and put half the revenue into these remaining eight sites. Tuesday’s announcement suggests a deal has taken place. [See related Little Mountain story on page 12.] The other interesting wrinkle in this deal, which also hails back to Sullivan’s time in office, is the promised contribution of $20 million towards the construction from the Streetohome Foundation. This organization was the brainchild of former city manager Ken Dobell and consultant Don Fairbairn. They were hired by

then city manager Judy Rogers in an attempt to get the city out of the chronic homelessness problem facing Vancouver. Dobell and Fairbairn concluded that the private sector had to get involved. Streetohome was born. Part of the deal was to get the private donors in Streetohome a special federal tax break for their contributions. Streetohome also originally planned to buy buildings on its own. Neither of those things happened. But the organization’s board, which includes Vancity CEO Tamara Vrooman, decided to carry on in its mission. That included some money for the HEAT shelters. (Just so you know, I am now on the Vancity board.) Essentially what they have decided to do in the end is throw their money in with the province. That is why mining magnate Frank Giustra ponied up the first $5 million this week. The remaining money has yet to be raised. Why the province finally decided to move is still unclear. One bit of spin has it that the private sector money was put on the table enabling Coleman to placate his up-country cabinet colleagues somewhat about more money going to Vancouver. There is also, I am told, a future announcement from the city to help Victoria with capital commitments. And there is what Coleman was finally able to squeeze out of the Little Mountain deal. Regardless, the deal appears done. Campbell gets a moment of glory and Vancouver’s Mayor Gregor Robertson can claim a great leg up on dealing with homelessness. agarr@vancourier.com

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World requires Robin Hood-style redistribution of wealth, fairness What a month. BP’s oil spill still gushing in the Gulf, a toxic smell rising from the Basi-Virk trial in Vancouver, and a gusher of sleaze flowing past the gargoyles on the Parliament buildings, as MPs from all four parties locked arms to prevent inspection of their finances. All this, as four of the biggest U.S. banks announced they posted profits on every single business day of the first quarter, even on the day the stock market did its death-defying, 1,000-point plunge. In other words, the megabanks are now disconnected even from the stock market’s casino economy, and are operating in a fairy realm run by Harvard-educated quants and inbred, ascot-wearing plutocrats. Speaking of mythic figures, where’s Robin Hood when you need him? I’m not referring to Russell Crowe’s latest outing at the cineplex, or Kevin Costner’s 1991 clusterflick. I mean the real thing. What if we could somehow combine a revenueredistributing highwayman with a government levy on business profits made by financial transactions? What if you could cross a swish-looking socialist in tights with a global banking tax? The “Robin Hood tax,” which has gained recent traction as a serious proposal in Europe, is designed as a very small tax on banks and other finance institutions that would raise billions around the word for governments to tackle social and environmental problems. Of course, the proposed levy of .05 per cent is not likely to act as brakes on all the credit sloshing around the global finance system, and there’s nothing to stop banks from passing on any losses to patrons in the form of new banking fees, added on “for your convenience.” Nevertheless, the notion so alarmed our prime minister that he dispatched finance minister Jim Flaherty and several other finance-friendly gophers around the world to agitate against it. Word has it that Harper himself was prepared to descend from a helicopter on Mount Ararat, wearing a Dubya-like flight suit emblazoned with RBC, TD and CIBC labels, and holding a tablet inscribed with the 11th Commandment, “Thou Shalt Not Mess With Bank Profits.” At best, we can expect a few impressive-sounding European committees to examine the Robin Hood tax, taking their sweet time shuffling papers and mumbling into microphones, before dismissing the proposal as “unworkable” or “premature.” But something’s got to give. Without some intel-

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geoffolson ligent redistribution of wealth away from the international banksters, there are plenty of trouble spots in training for Athens 2.0. Last week I rented a video of the uneven 1976 film Robin and Marian, in which a greyhaired Sean Connery returns home to Sherwood Forest after a 20-year absence. Sickened by the brutality of the Crusades, the middle-aged warrior tries to resurrect his relationship with Marian, played by a gloriously autumnal Audrey Hepburn. In one scene, Connery’s Robin confronts a nobleman sent by the king. “I’ve known your kind all my life. You’re everything I’m meant to fight. You’re the enemy. You gobble good red meat, and we get bread and cheese. The laws can’t touch you. There’s no crime you can be punished for, and we can shoot a deer and have our eyes put out.” Robin Hood, a Trickster figure who restores balance by correcting the uneven direction of plunder, would have a very busy schedule today. According to a late May CBS News report, BP contractors and the U.S. Coast Guard threatened to arrest broadcast journalists when they tried to film the oilpolluted shoreline of Louisiana. “Why are the criminals (BP) still in charge of the crime scene?” wrote one anonymous commentator on an Internet forum. “These bastards can destroy the entire Gulf, yet if I light up a f****in’ joint, I can still go to jail?” Many of our modern-day noblemen—the elected and unelected legislators of our times—exist in a bubble of privilege, disconnected from the people they nominally serve and serially screw. They’re as cheerfully out of touch as filmmaker Terry Gilliam’s version of Robin Hood. “Have you met them? The poor?” asks a vacuously grinning John Cleese in Time Bandits. “Oh you must meet them. I just know you’ll like them. Charming people. Of course they haven’t got two pennies to rub together, but that’s because they’re poor.” www.geoffolson.com

City manager Penny Ballem raked in $313,577 in 2009—her first year on the job after being hired by the ruling Vision Vancouver council. photo Dan Toulgoet To the editor: Re: “City manager, police chief top taxpayer-funded money makers,” May 19. Mike Howell’s article on the pay received by top city bureaucrats leaves the vague impression that salaries are out of line. But it fails to provide the benchmarks that would make it possible for readers to make an informed judgment on that score. How do the salaries in question compare to those paid by other cities the size of Vancouver? Is the salary paid to city manager Penny Ballem, hired, we are reminded, by “the ruling Vision Vancouver council,” appreciably higher than the salary of former city manager Judy Rogers, who served under the previous NPA-controlled council? Howell asks whether Ballem’s income is

“fair,” but by reference to what? I suspect that many readers would consider an annual income of $300,000 to be excessive since it’s vastly more than most people make. I am dismayed by political journalism that insinuates that something is amiss without supplying the necessary context. It is regrettable, too, that public servants should be disparaged in a front-page headline as “taxpayer-funded money makers.” I suppose the article might inspire the odd citizen to do some independent research on public sector compensation. But I rather suspect it will serve only to fuel more cynicism about people in public life. Stephen Phillips, Vancouver

Fired UBC tennis coaches are uncertified, unqualified We want

To the editor: Re: “‘Suspicious’ coach firings anger tennis community,” Letters, May 12. I have two questions for the angry patrons protesting recent firings of Elena Gishiyants and Thomas Thapper. First of all, why did some of those people supporting Elena Gishiyants resort to vandalism and threats to express their point of view? I hope that the RCMP focuses on finding the culprit(s) and that charges of public mischief or

vandalism are laid. My second question is an obvious one. If these two coaches are as extraordinary as purported by their clients, why are they not certified professionals? I would not consider taking lessons from an uncertified tennis or golf pro. If Elena and Thomas are as wonderful as their fans state, they need to get a job somewhere else, although they may need their certification. Michelle St.Louis, Vancouver

To the editor: I laughed aloud when I read people had a problem over the termination of uncertified coaches when a national program is being developed. It’s like NASCAR training by an unlicensed driving instructor: patently ridiculous. There are better places for these coaches to work, like Stanley Park. Jack Peterson, Vancouver

Courier wrong to highlight advocate’s party affiliation To the editor: Re: “False Creek advocate denies partisan motive,” May 19. With respect, your headline and article strikes me as the equivalent of “Dog doesn’t bite man!” Clearly you’re getting a lot of pushback, but I’m having great trouble understanding what possible relevance motives or partisan affiliation have to do with the False Creek Residents Association’s challenge of Concord’s ludicrously low tax assessment, which goes back 20 years and spans councils of all stripes. The association has not in any way challenged the motivation of the mayor or council or their ethics in the matter, something we have all taken great care to repeat to every journalist we’ve spo-

ken to. So I find the Courier’s questioning of Patsy McMillan’s motivation—she is someone who has dedicated her life to these issues as an unpaid volunteer— questionable at best, for a serious news organization. We are studiously unpartisan, non partisan and/or pan-partisan in our meetings, which regularly include Greens like Damian Kettlewell, NDP former cabinet officials like Fern Jeffries, COPE supporters and NPA supporters including myself as a former failed candidate, as noted. But the only thing the FCRA cares about in this matter is simple equity and fairness. Anyone opposed to that should question their own motives. Sean Bickerton, False Creek Residents Association

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To the editor: I think there is a real problem with the way the Vancouver School Board runs the summer school program. My understanding of this program was it is to help students who didn’t pass that particular subject that year so they did not fall behind. Well, VSB posts registration on May 1 to take summer school, the classes were all filled by about May 10. No marks are really in yet so parents/students are not sure if they have passed or failed this subject unless they are doing very poorly. What I have observed in the past is that the classes are filled with children going ahead in their school year. This leaves the children who have not passed no place to go! They could take this course online, hopefully but with no instructions, no guidance—that forces parents to hire tutors and hope that the child still does not fall behind. I seriously believe something is wrong with this system. Nancy O’Toole, Vancouver

Summer school desks fill up fast with students looking for an photo Dan Toulgoet educational edge. To the editor: Thanks for writing about this issue and bringing it to the attention of folks who might not be aware that taxpayers are funding these summer school programs. As a parent of two elementary school-aged children, the fact that we are funding these programs leaves me fuming! We are facing so many cuts in our school system, school trustees have voted to reduce the number of days our children are in school, there are potential staff cuts and the fear of losing important essential

services for students who require additional help. And here we are providing parents with the opportunity to give their kids an “edge” over others in education and a chance to socialize and hang out with their friends throughout the summer. All provided at no cost! In my opinion, summer school should be provided at no cost for students who have failed a school program. I feel very strongly that the VSB needs to shift its priorities. Tamara Boucher, Vancouver

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Smoke screen?

Should people who move into the 252 apartments slated for affordable housing at the Olympic Village be allowed to smoke in them? Absolutely, a human rights activist might say. Others, such as B.C. Housing and the city, still haven’t decided. The city owns the 252 units and is accepting applications from prospective tenants to rent the apartments, which are spread among three buildings. As I reported Wednesday, half will be rented at market rates to people such as firefighters, police officers and nurses. The other half, which equals 126 units, will go to people who require subsidized housing. All three buildings will be managed by one or more non-profit societies yet to

be chosen by the city. That is supposed to happen soon and tenants could move in by August. In researching details for my story, I noticed on B.C. Housing’s online housing registry that some of its housing complexes require tenants to sign a “smokefree addendum.” So that means tenants living at the Comox Street Development in the West End can’t smoke because they’ve agreed not to. Same goes for tenants in the Maclean Park Extension complex at Jackson and Keefer streets. Back in February, during the 2010 Winter Games, Mayor Gregor Robertson announced the Village was certified as the “greenest, most energy efficient and sustainable neighbourhood in the world.” Or, in bureaucratic speak, the Village was given “LEED Platinum certification.” In English, that translates to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and factors such as “indoor environmental quality” are considered in the certification. So back to the question— should people be allowed

City officials have not yet devised a smoking policy for the 252 apartments photo Dan Toulgoet slated for affordable housing at the Olympic Village. to spark up cigs in the units at the Village? “We haven’t discussed that,” said Dennis Carr, the city’s assistant director of social infrastructure. “That hasn’t come up. I’ll add it to my list.”

Added Carr: “It’s not my area of expertise, but I don’t believe we got any LEED points for making it a smoke-free building. Now that we’ve had the conversation, I’ll check it out.”

Booster’s millions

More on that announcement Tuesday by Premier Gordon Campbell that eight more social housing sites will be built in Vancouver… One of those sites, at 1601

West Seventh Ave., happens to be across the street from the Courier’s office. The $13.4 million project will have 62 apartments when it’s completed over the next two years. The Katherine Sanford Housing Society and the Motivation Power and Achievement Society, which managed the temporary homeless shelter on West Fourth, will operate the building. As many journos reported Tuesday, the Streetohome Foundation kicked in $20 million toward the construction of the eight sites. But the private foundation still has to raise the money. Business magnate Frank Giustra—yes, that’s the same guy who hangs with former U.S. president Bill “Bubba” Clinton—has kicked off the fundraising campaign with a $5 million gift. Giustra is chairman of the foundation’s fundraising campaign. And according to a release from the foundation, his gift will go directly to the development of the West Seventh Avenue site and another at 1237 Howe St. mhowell@vancourier.com


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Little Mountain sale will pay for social housing Mike Howell Staff writer

Premier Gordon Campbell’s announcement that the provincial government will provide $205 million toward construction of eight more social housing buildings in Vancouver was big news. Funding for the eight buildings is in addition to six the government announced in March 2009. Total cost to construct the 14 buildings, which includes $20 million from the Streetohome Foundation, is $333 million. So where’s the government’s money coming from? According to Housing Minister Rich Coleman, a “major source” of the funding to construct the 14 buildings will come from the “sale and redevelopment” of the Little Mountain public housing project. Coleman’s statement was contained in a press release issued Tuesday after Campbell announced the funding for the social housing sites. Vision Vancouver Coun. Kerry Jang said Coleman’s comments confirm to him that money has exchanged hands between the government and Holborn Properties, the developer selected in May 2008 to redevelop the 15-acre site next to Queen Elizabeth Park. “As far as I understand, it’s been sold,” said Jang

According to Coun. Kerry Jang who heard it from housing minister Rich Coleman, the Little Mountain photo Dan Toulgoet housing project has been sold. of the property. “So the province did receive money for the land but I don’t know what that amount is. The city has never known what that amount is. We’ve asked, but we’ve never been given an answer.” Neither COPE Coun. Ellen Woodsworth nor NPA Coun. Suzanne Anton said they were privy to any information related to a land deal between Holborn and the government. “I would assume if Coleman is saying he’s using the money from the sale of the land, then I guess it was sold,” Woodsworth

said. “But I never heard any details about what the amount was and when it had taken place.” Woodsworth pointed out any proceeds from the redevelopment of Little Mountain are at least three years away, since the project is still in the planning stages. Neither Coleman nor Holborn Properties returned messages left by the Courier Wednesday to discuss the sale of the land or how much money is directly funding the 14 sites. Former Vision councillor Jim Green, who is organizing community forums

for Holborn on the Little Mountain redevelopment, confirmed the land was sold but didn’t have details. “The sale price is confidential, so even though I work for Holborn, I have no idea what that price was,” Green said. In June 2007, the city signed a memorandum of understanding with the government regarding the redevelopment of Little Mountain. The memorandum says the government will invest all of the net proceeds from the sale of the site into the development of social housing throughout B.C. Half the proceeds are to be invested in the city, according to the memorandum, which doesn’t provide dollar values for the land or estimates on returns from the sale. Before most of it was demolished last fall, the 1954-era Little Mountain complex had 224 units of social housing. The redevelopment calls for the 224 units to be replaced as part of a larger development. The scale of the mixeduse project has not been finalized, with more community forums expected next month to determine the shape, size and height of the complex. The L-shaped parcel of land is located between Main and Ontario streets and occupies the property from 33rd to 37th avenues. mhowell@vancourier.com

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Get them hooked early. That’s what the Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition hopes to accomplish through Bike to School Week (May 31 to June 4), being held in conjunction with Bike to Work Week (May 31 to June 6). The week promotes sustainable transportation and celebrates biking. This year the group launched a website making it easier for students to participate. Adults, whether they’re teachers, school staff or parents, can register students as a class or other group on the site, which tracks participants and teams, kilometres biked, trips taken and the associated greenhouse gas reduction. Lisa Slakov, VACC’s Bike to School program coordinator, said the idea is to get

as many students participating as possible, particularly first-time riders, and change their commuting habits. Slakov visited École Bilingue near West 14th and Alder on Wednesday as part of the build-up for the week. The school earned a Bike Friendly School award for its enthusiasm and effort to encourage cycling. It has a bike committee where new ideas are presented and volunteers try to improve traffic safety for pedestrians and cyclists with a map of safe routes to school, sending out cycling safety information in school newsletters and adding road markers to prevent cars from parking in the school’s no stopping zones, which creates a safer bike arrival area for students. Other schools winning Bike Friendly School awards from VACC this month include David Thompson and Windermere secondary. “The ultimate goal is to get as many children and staff and parents [on bikes] as we can. We’re working on the same principal as the Bike to Work Week where we get a number of

Bike to School program coordinator Lisa Slakov gives a quick maintenance lesson to École Bilingue students Fergus Horrobin and Fiona King. photo Dan Toulgoet first-time riders joining in on a celebratory basis who then get hooked and realize that they can do it on a longer term basis,” Slakov said. “They’re our future riders so we’ve got to get them hooked early.” For more information, check out VACC’s website at vacc.bc.ca.

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staff at year’s end. Senior managers Gary Little and Sonia Hutson are retiring, while Lynn Green has been named CEO of the Dalai Lama Centre for Peace and Education in Vancouver. Word of their departure comes mere months after Steve Cardwell took the helm as the district’s new superintendent. Little, Hutson and Green are the three associate superintendents most closely associated

with schools, with each responsible for a different area of the city—north, centre and south. Three additional associate superintendents cover continuing and international education, human resources and learning services. Board chair Patti Bacchus told me it’s entirely coincidental that the three are leaving the district at the same time, while acknowledging the VSB doesn’t

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Morning bus rides and sharing a site with older students prompts complaint

Francophone parents take province, school board to court Naoibh O’Connor Staff writer

A Vancouver francophone school’s parent group launched legal proceedings in B.C. Supreme Court earlier this month to uphold its minority language rights within the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The petition, on behalf of Rose-des-Vents primary school’s parent advisory council and parent Joseph Pagé, is against the provincial government and the French-language school board—Conseil scolaire francophone de la Colombie-Britannique or CSF. It was filed with B.C. Supreme Court May 14. Parents argue their school facilities are inferior to English school facilities. There are three francophone schools in Vancouver—Rose-des-Vents and École Anne-Hebért, both Kindergarten to Grade 6 schools, and École secondaire Jules-Verne for Grade 7 to 12 students. There are 38 schools under CSF’s jurisdiction across the province. Vancouver is divided into two catchment areas for francophone students, separated by Main Street, which means some students have lengthy travel times. Rose-des-Vents, located at 5445 Baille St. near VanDusen Gardens, enrols just over 300 students, although it’s built for 175. It adjoins the recently built École secondaire JulesVerne, which can accommodate 350 students. The elementary and high school students share the gym, cafeteria and theatre and some students have classes in the high school portion of the site and share washrooms. Parents complain some Rose-des-Vents students spend more than an hour on the school bus each morning to reach their “inadequate school site,” which they share with much older high school students. Represented by Toronto lawyer Nicolas Rouleau, they argue the conditions breach section 23 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, which guarantees instruction and facilities for Vancouver’s French-language schools equivalent to those in

Vancouver’s English-language schools. The petition doesn’t specify how it wants the government to remedy the situation. It seeks a ruling that rights are being breached while leaving it up to the school board and province to provide a solution. Parent Joseph Pagé lives in Dunbar and has a 10-year-old son in Grade 4 at Rose-des-Vents. He said the primary school was promised a new school by the time JulesVerne was built, but that didn’t happen.

tion is that it’s urgent. We need things resolved as quickly as possible. The problem is parents who are thinking this is never going to get solved and [deciding] we’re just going to take our kids out and send them to Englishlanguage school.”

On March 5, the CSF announced it was launching a legal challenge on constitutional grounds against the B.C. government to get the Ministry of Education to “recognize the constitutional obligations of the CSF and to provide it with the

means of fulfilling these obligations towards the francophone population of British Columbia.” The CSF is not commenting on either case until next week at the earliest. In a statement to the Courier, Education Minis-

ter Margaret MacDiarmid said the matter is before the courts. “However, I can say that our government is aware of the constitutional obligations and we are working to meet the needs of francophone students and their parents.” noconnor@vancourier.com

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“THE OLDER KIDS HAVE A DIFFERENT LANGUAGE, FOUL LANGUAGE, AND THEY TALK ABOUT DIFFERENT ISSUES.” Joseph Pagé

“I know [sharing sites] happens in Vancouver on the English side, but they’re clearly split off from each other. In our case, they’re intermingled and it just leads to problems… you have the older kids with much younger kids—that leads to all sorts of issues. The older kids have a different language, foul language, and they talk about different issues,” Pagé said. “It’s never a good idea to go to court. However, we’ve been trying to negotiate with the school board and the province for the past two or three years—telling them there was a breach of rights, telling them that it was a problem that needed to be fixed. It just hasn’t really gone anywhere. As right holders, we had to move forward.” Parents are convinced families are leaving Rosedes-Vents over concerns about the facilities, while others don’t even consider enrolling their children. Lawyer Nicolas Rouleau said the parent group is moving forward by “petition” rather than by an “action” because the latter route would take longer and require a trial. He hopes for a resolution by September. “Our posi-

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Anglican church marks 100 years of worship Jeremy Shepherd Contributing writer

With church attendance a fraction of the height reached in the last century, a Fraser Street church hopes it can survive and flourish as it marks its first century next month. The Anglican Bishop Hills Memorial Church of St. Mary the Virgin will celebrate 100 years June 27. Rev. John Firmston, the priest in charge at St. Mary’s, located on East 50th Avenue near Fraser Street, said the parish is in a state of flux. “We’ve had to face the possibility of closure,” he said. Bill Atkinson, a trustee at the church, said St. Mary’s regularly welcomed 350 families every week in 1937. About 30 people regularly attend services these days. “I’m one of the younger ones and I’m 67,” he said. Firmston wants to remove any barriers standing between someone pondering spirituality and the church. “I would want to view the church as a place with no guest list and no bouncer,” he said. Firmston said the church, which he hopes to transform into something resembling a community centre and a performing arts academy, needs to do a better job of integrating into the multicultural neighbourhood of Fraser Street. “We’ve been a cultural island in a sea of diversity,” he said. The church will host a booth at the South Hill Fraser Street Festival this weekend, a celebration that includes street performers and art projects. Looking ahead, Firmston hopes volunteers at the church can help provide an ESL program, preschool, ballet and

Church member John Wright praised the inclusivity of the Anglican Bishop Hills Memorial Church on Fraser Street. photo Dan Toulgoet subsidized music lessons for children. He also hopes to provide free counselling services with a volunteer psychologist who attends the church. “I don’t consider baptism or confirmation as important for rites of membership,” he said, describing the ecumenical atmosphere he hoped to foster. The church, named after George Hills, the first bishop of the Anglican diocese of B.C., held its first service in a café on Fraser Street in 1910. In 1911, a small church was moved to the current location by a team of horses. Construction on a new, larger church that is still part of St. Mary’s today was completed in 1914. Firmston said the church has changed greatly since its inception in 1910. “Christian faith was very much attached to the government,” he said, describing conditions that he views as antithetical to the religion.

John Wright started attending the church in 1986 because the priest was married to his brother-in-law’s sister. Wright, 71, praised the church for making every outsider feel welcome. “We’d certainly like to get some younger people involved,” he said. Dennis Allen, 82, said he’s been going to the church for more than half a century, christening both his son and daughter there. He said both his children are now in their 50s. “Things were a little rough money-wise,” said Allen, a member of the church’s board of directors, recalling the church’s financial condition in 1960. Allen said recent years have also been tough on the church, but he’s optimistic. “We don’t have the crowds that we did years ago,” he said. “We survived and we’re going to continue to survive.” jshepherdcourier@gmail.com

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After a 28-year hiatus, Italian Day is returning to Commercial Drive June 6. Carmen D’Onofrio, president of the Commercial Drive Business Society, has clear memories of the largest and the last Italian Day in 1982, when he was eight. “It was just by chance that the World Cup final was also on that day, and Italy had beat West Germany in the final, so it was a big day on the Drive,” he said. He recalls streams of revellers, the tangy smells of roasted sausages, spicy tomato sauce and pizza, and the Italian music that competed to fill the air. This year’s Italian Day will kick off the World Cup, which runs June 11 to July 11, and preview the Italian Cultural Centre’s annual Italian Week, June 20 to 26, according to Michelle Barile, executive director of the business society. The cultural centre has joined with the business society to organize the June 6 event that will cater to nostalgia. “We have some amazing activities planned that I think people will really enjoy, primarily centred around food, of course,” Barile said. Dreams of pillowy gnocci, rustic polenta and spicy meatballs should come true with the provision of regional cuisine by Italian societies representing areas such as Calabria and Puglia and by local merchants who will be slinging sausages and other food on the street. Fourteen blocks from Venables to the Grandview Cut will be closed to vehicles, except First Avenue, which will be open to traffic. Commercial Drive will be signed and themed to resemble Italy’s geographic shape as “the boot,” with Venables as northern Italy and Grandview Cut as the south. A stage on Grant Street will host pizza tossing, pasta eating, judging of tiramisu and grape stomping. Another stage

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on East Second Avenue will feature Sicilian dancers, Italian sword fighting and opera. The original Italian Day ran from 1977 to 1982 but, similar to Public Dreams’ popular Parade of the Lost Souls, its success became its demise with the logistics of handling so many visitors becoming unwieldy, according to D’Onofrio. He said Commercial Drive’s car-free days showed that people love the neighbourhood and being a part of it and he’s keen to celebrate the vibrancy of the community’s Italian heritage. Barile said longtime businesses such as Kalena’s Shoes, La Grotta Del Formaggio and Fratelli’s bakery provide an Italian anchor for the multicultural street. “Some businesses, they’ve been here upwards of 40, 50 years,” Barile said. Visitors who need to work off a little pasta can toss bocce balls on side streets or exercise vicariously by watching youth playing in soccer tournaments in Grandview Park. The festivities include displays of Italian cars, Vespas and bicycles, Italian art, the Italian heritage of the area and the history of Britannia Community Centre. Italian fashions will be on display on the food demonstration stage. “And after the fashion show, you stuff your face with tiramisu,” Barile joked. Shuttles will run from Clark Drive to Commercial and from the Italian Cultural Centre. For more information, see www. thedrive.ca. crossi@vancourier.com

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Cyclists celebrate ’80s fashion, food, nudity By Cheryl Rossi Staff writer

Cyclists who like donuts, enjoy fish and chips or who have a soft spot for the 1980s might find something that interests them during Vancouver’s first Velopalooza, June 4 to 13. The collection of four dozen events organized by individuals and cycling groups during Bike Month includes pub rides, tours to Steveston for fish and chips and expeditions to Deep Cove for donuts and to multiple gelato shops. “For a lot of people, things like food are pretty central to having fun,” said Vancouver cycling enthusiast Ron Richings who’s helping organize the events. “There’s lots of advocacy that goes on and people will talk at length about sheltered bike lanes versus striped bike lanes versus off-road paths and all sorts of minutiae about the best way to get people on bikes, which is fine, that discussion has to happen. You get a certain type of person involved in that, but you get a lot more people involved with stuff that’s fun.” Velopalooza was inspired by Portland’s Pedalpalooza, which hosts more than 250 events over 18 days. Velolove, a new local volunteer-directed group, worked in tandem with the advocacy group Shift in Oregon to produce the Vancouver version.

“FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE, THINGS LIKE FOOD ARE PRETTY CENTRAL TO HAVING FUN.” Ron Richings

Richings has attended Pedalpalooza for the last three years and says it brings members of the community together for cycling fun. The first year he attended, Richings joined cyclists who loaded trailers with a rug, loveseat, easy chair, coffee table and floor lamp who found a few empty parking spots in front of a movie theatre and relaxed for the maximum allotted 60-minute stop. The next year, he joined a Portland transportation manager on his tour to the homes of his lost loves. This year, Richings intends to ride on a tour of fallout shelters. In Vancouver, those with a taste for dressing up can take the Superhero Ride, go furry for the Velopa-Zoo-La! Animals on Bike Parade, strap on wings for the Banyen Books and Sound Faery Ride, don shoulder pads for the ’80s Bike Ride, dress

in red and black to ride with the similarly clad bicycle-inspired performance troupe, the B:C:Clettes, or take it all off for the World Naked Ride. An old bicycle swap meet, tours of False Creek and Shaughnessy to Mountain View Cemetery, a cargo and bike trailer ride, a folding bike ride—where organizers say they’ll stop and compare collapses—and a ’50s cruiser race round out the cycling celebrations. Individuals can add their own rides to www.velopalooza.ca, but today, May 28, is the cut-off for those that will appear in a print guide. Mayor Gregor Robertson will christen a Solar Bike Tree sculpture/bike rack/solarpowered lamp post near Science World after the Bike to Work Week wrap-up barbecue June 4, after which cyclists will go to the WISE Hall for Velopalooza’s kickoff party that will feature stationary bike sprints and bands. Richings recommends getting tickets for that party in advance. Velopalooza gears down with a finale festival at Strathcona Park June 13 with unicyclists, bike polo, bike-inspired crafts, BMX trial riders, live entertainment and food. Most of the events are free and family-friendly. For more information, see www.velopalooza.ca. crossi@vancourier.com

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It’s 10 p.m. on Granville Street on a Friday night: neon burns, lineups form, and Vancouver’s buskers unplug, count the day’s take and disappear into the night. Vancouver’s bylaws limit the hours of busking from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. but a member of the hip-hop community and another from the city’s business sphere hope to permanently change that. Over the summer, buskers will be allowed under a special exemption to play until midnight on Granville Street, seven days a week. COPE Coun. Ellen Woodsworth said the three-month trial period, which will include four busk stops on Granville Street, will begin in June. “It’s time Vancouver really did shake this notion of a no-fun city,” she said. Freestyle rapper Marc Stokes, who performs under the name UN-1, has worked with the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association (DVBIA) to extend operating hours for buskers. Stokes said the 10 p.m. curtain time is acceptable during the week, but a hindrance on Friday and Saturday nights. “You can’t play during the entertainment hours,” he explained. Stokes estimated he could generate as much as 50 per cent of his income during later hours. He said the city has been more vigilant in enforcing the cutoff time in recent months. Stokes said performing 50 hours a week yields him about $300. Vancouver buskers pay the city $36.55 for four-month busking licences. Stokes said he’s been trying to make people smile with his improvised rhymes on Granville Street, English Bay and Commercial Drive during the past year. Daytime crowds tend to be

dominated by people checking their watches, but night crowds function differently. “They’re coming down with time to listen,” he said, adding that his profession depends on listeners having a few moments to stop. Charles Gauthier, DVBIA executive director, said having buskers perform later is part of a larger plan to revitalize Granville Street. The BIA plans to host a Friday night concert series this summer in the hopes of displaying the musical talent the city has to offer. Gauthier also wants to implement busking stops on Granville Street, and as long as musicians maintain a reasonable decibel level and steer clear of condos, he doesn’t anticipate any problems. Gauthier said officially extending hours for buskers was unlikely to happen immediately, but so far city staff seem receptive to the idea. Heather Johnston, the busker coordinator at Granville Island, said its 94 buskers have a symbiotic relationship with the merchants and add colour and vibrancy to the area. “They’ve always been here. They’re integral,” she said. Johnston said Granville Island buskers pay an annual fee of $30 to perform acoustically and $50 to give an amplified performance. The 47 buskers who bring music to SkyTrain stations pay an annual fee of $75. SOCAN, the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada, demanded royalties from transit buskers last October, a move TransLink said would increase transit busking licences to $1,500. Vincent Gonsalves, community relations coordinator at TransLink, said a deal is in the works for TransLink to pay SOCAN and maintain current busking fees. jshepherdcourier@gmail.com

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Advocate remembered

Audrey Paterson, who dedicated much of her working life to advancing the roles of women in business and in politics, will be posthumously honoured on Saturday, May 29, at the Chapel of the Epiphany at the University of B.C. Paterson died in Vancouver at the age of 82. The Canadian Women Voters Congress, a group founded by Paterson, has established an endowment award through the Vancouver Foundation. The award will be given to women in educational programs with political or leadership aspirations. Paterson formed the Western Businesswomen’s Association in the 1970s, a group designed to bring together women from large companies with female entrepreneurs, with the intention of helping more women flourish in business. Paterson, a mother of six, established the Canadian Women Voters Congress in the 1990s with the intention of helping women become stronger voices in government. The congress eventually launched the Women’s Campaign School, an international organization that boasts 412 graduates including NPA Coun. Suzanne Anton and COPE Coun. Ellen Woodsworth.

Rooftop beehives

Vancouver beekeepers and the B.C. Honey Producers Association will install permanent beehives on the roof of city hall Saturday to mark May 29 as The Day of The Honey Bee. Part of events in more than 20 communities across the province, the installation is meant to draw attention to the plight of honeybees and what beekeepers say is a threat to our food supply and the well being of our ecosystems. Beekeepers will also bring bees and information to the Trout Lake Farmers market. According to the association, bees contribute nearly a billion dollars annually to

Canada’s agricultural industry. But for the fourth year in a row, B.C. beekeepers and those across North America say they have been hit with devastating losses. Beekeepers on Vancouver Island report up to 90 per cent of beehives were wiped out, and beekeepers contend that a solution to saving bees from continuing to decline remains elusive. According to the association, humans have worked with pollinating bees for millennia to help generate our food supply. One third of our food comes as a result of pollination.

Poverty walk

The 26th Annual World Partnership Walk to fight global poverty and promote international development takes place Sunday May 30 at Lumberman’s Arch in Stanley Park. Registration for the five-kilometre walk begins at 8:30 a.m., with opening ceremonies at 10 a.m., a barbecue lunch and entertainment at 11:30 a.m. and recognition of top ambassadors, teams and corporate sponsors at noon. The use of transit and car pooling is encouraged for participants. Additional parking is at the Westin Bayshore with free shuttle parking starting at 8:30 a.m. The walk is organized by the Aga Khan Foundation Canada. For more information, see www.worldpartnershipwalk.com.

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Your family and others who see you often have stable images of who you are. They know how you dress, how you talk and how you act. They could predict how you would react in a variety of situations. They think they know you well. You might, too. But what if you acted out of character? If you are known as an easygoing, perhaps even passive person, what would they think if you stood your ground and spoke up when someone was pushing you around? If you’re seen as impatient and explosive, what if you started reflecting before acting and gave an uncharacteristically measured response? The news tells us of previously quiet people going postal and high school loners lashing out against their peers. Later, we learn of their underlying psychopathology and rage. Sometimes, we hear of individuals acting out of character in positive ways—ex-cons renouncing their previous lifestyles and making positive contributions to society. Who are the real people? The characters others assumed them to be, or the selves acting out? And if you acted out or exploded out of character, does this reflect the real you—your hidden demons or strengths, sides of yourself long repressed, your unresolved conflicts, desires or frustrations? When children act out, their actions do not necessarily reflect their real selves. In fact, there may be no reflection at all. They may be overwhelmed with emotion—anger, frustration or sadness. If these feelings were addressed before reaching their boiling points, their responses would be more appropriate. When adults are burned out, when their relationships are conflicted, or when they are clinically depressed, they can explode in unpredictable ways. The response of acting out might not be reflective of the immediate situation. The response itself may simply be a symptom of deeper underlying challenges. Sometimes, acting out can be a wake-up call or a meditation gong. When we find ourselves doing things we normally don’t, we may awaken to feelings and deep psychosocial issues previously out of our conscious awareness. If your life is not what you want it to be, you have a choice. You can continue to live a life of quiet desperation and risk exploding and acting

out in unpredictable, socially inconvenient ways. Or you can acknowledge your double life—the you that you and the world are accustomed to, and the complete individual hidden from view, aching to be expressed and to feel fulfilled. I’ve written about our life stories and how we are all co-

authors of these stories. The tale we tell ourselves day after day may empower or limit our hearts and our minds. They can restrict our potential or they can inspire us. We must continually review, revise and rewrite our own stories. We have to give up and let go of anything that holds us back from growing

and achieving our emotional potentials and our potential for happiness. This may mean letting go of the old stories of past resentments and suffering, of our own mistakes, and the harm caused by others. We must each take up the calling to reflect, recreate and rediscover our true selves. As with the act of

writing fiction, the creation of your real life is an act of discovery. You must be authentic—true to yourself, your values and your emotions. To break out is to express yourself; you may not have chosen the song or the key, but as with jazz, you can still improvise and play the

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Four Vancouver police officers were in Ottawa May 26 to receive the Order of Merit of the Police Forces award from Gov. Gen. Michaelle Jean. Deputy Chief Steve Sweeney, Insp. Dean Robinson, Supt. Al Niedtner and Sgt. Shawn Coady were recognized for various achievements as members of the

Vancouver Police Department. Sweeney, who recently retired, spent the last few years of his 30-year career as the VPD’s officer responsible for security during the 2010 Winter Games. “What he accomplished during the Olympics truly put the VPD in the forefront of modern policing on the world stage,” said a write-up on

the governor general’s website. Robinson, who oversaw the department’s gang crime unit and drug sections, was also a leader in the uniform division of the B.C. Integrated Gang Task Force. “Inspector Dean Robinson was a key player in sending many gangsters to jail,” the write-up said. Niedtner was seconded to the Vancouver

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“Special events and special visits from special people call for special policing,” the write-up said. Coady is best known for creating the Memorial Ribbon for fallen officers, which has become an international symbol by police in North America. Coady also wrote the VPD’s first crowd control unit manual and was one of the

founders of “Pulling Together,” a canoe trip that aims to build relationships between police and aboriginal youth. “There are officers who once hired enrich the department with their extraordinary efforts and initiatives,” the write-up said. “More rarely, there are some who extend their efforts to enrich all of law enforcement.”

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VALPARAISO, Chile—“The people here have the best legs in Chile,” a local tells me as we climb up a cobbled side street in Valparaiso. Founded in the 16th century, the port city, only an hour from the capital Santiago, was built around its bay and pastel-coloured, low-slung houses spread up its surrounding hillside. The uphill walks are supposedly good for the gams. “I’m wearing jeans today because I don’t want to show off.” It’s an unseasonably warm, bright day in April when I visit. Scaffolding and braces on a few government buildings are the only obvious reminders of the earthquake that struck the country in February—the Chileans most severely affected are found in the southern half of this skinny strip of a country. “I can’t imagine anyone riding a bike here,” I say, trying to catch my breath. From certain angles, the city is a dead ringer for San Francisco; in other places, I’m reminded of coastal Spain. “We have cyclists,” she says. “After all, every city has its crazy people.” Valparaiso had its hey-day in the 19th century, when it was the first prominent port for ships rounding South America at Cape Horn. Wealthy immigrants from Germany and England built lavish homes, employing local architects to work around the geographical limitations. Houses, made of stone and corrugated iron, are packed in the most unlikely dips between hillocks, “densifying” the urban core centuries before that word was coined. Much of this wealth disappeared early in the 20th

century after the Panama Canal allowed ships to bypass the city, but the homes remain. A two-storey flat built on a slope is revealed to be six stories from the bottom. Pie-shaped houses occupy the spaces between two forking streets. The city is, in fact, built like an auditorium with Valparaiso Bay as the stage. (Also, at the sea-level foot of the city, is the country’s National Congress and the city’s main urban square, Plaza Sotomayor.) Everyone has a good view of the water, the local tells me, but everyone gets a view of their neighbours, which is why people here are reputedly so friendly and laid back. According to Chilean national stereotypes, the people of Santiago are the brisk, business-minded types while the Valparaisians are the bohemian party animals. The city of 1.2 million, which is home to five universities, was named Chile’s cultural capital in 2003—the same year it was named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. In spite of these lofty titles, “Valpo,” as locals call it, doesn’t feel like an antique piece. The city is still an important commercial hub, with cranes and shipping containers filling the bay like toys in a child’s bathtub. Elaborate street graffiti is found in almost every public space. Locals only sniff at the spray-paint art when the artistic quality doesn’t meet the standards set by the best taggers. Because of Valparaiso’s geography, visitors to the Chilean coast will need to go to the nearby resort town, Vina Del Mar, to find a chain hotel like the Sheraton. (Vina Del Mar, which has a casino and a beach, is the place to lay out or play slots.) Continued on page 30


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Continued from page 29 Instead, they have to stay at boutique guest quarters like Hotel Higueras, which was once a mansion built by a wealthy British banker in the 1920s. The hotel, with 30 cozy rooms, features a spa, café and a small swimming pool. The cultural figure in Chile who casts the longest shadow, poet Pablo Neruda, spent much of 1948 in Valparaiso in hiding after the ardent com-

Congrio on my menu. After sampling an appetizer with very fresh pieces of tuna, shrimp and octopus served in olive oil and salsa, my dish arrives. Like most Chilean soups, it’s a thin broth with big pieces of meat—in this case, conger fish. One of my lunch companions laughs and says something to an Englishspeaking friend, who tells me Neruda once composed an “Ode to Conger

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Pre-1971 rods and customs, Fender Skirt girls, monster shirt painters, Raygun Cowboys, Zipguns and pancake breakfasts. So what are you doing this weekend? If all of the above sounds appealing, then you might want to check out the fourth annual Grease n’ Grind show n’ shine this weekend at Pat’s Pub (403 East Hastings). The fun starts at noon outside in the parking lot with the show n’ shine of the Lower Mainland’s best hot rods and custom built cars (and maybe a few two wheeler types). Monster painters Myk Rock and Petty will be roaming around ready to paint your white T-shirt with an original design. The music gets underway at 8 p.m. with openers Duomatic System, the Zipguns and headliners The Raygun Cowboys who, as their name might suggest, mix rock n’ roll with roots and rockabilly. Tickets are $12 and available at Red Cat Records and Pat’s Pub.

Show: Grease n’ Grind at Pat’s Pub May 29 Poster artist: Steve Chase (and Dan DeCarlo)

Madama Mihoko

Making her Vancouver Opera début in Madama Butterfly, opening Saturday night at the Q.E. Theatre, is Japanese soprano Mihoko Kinoshita, one of the world’s most in-demand Butterflies (Cio-Cio-San). “Her every inflection, physical as well as vocal, is real. Her death is nearly unbearable,” gushes the Detroit News. What? She dies? Thanks for giving away the ending Detroit News. The story, which is universally known of course, is set in Nagasaki, where a pleasure-seeking American naval officer leases a house and weds a young geisha, who quickly bores him. That’s a man for you. When he abandons her and then returns to claim their child, Butterfly is devastated and dishonoured. Thanks to the Detroit News, we all know what happens next. But don’t let that deter you from seeing a heart-breaking opera. Madama Butterfly runs May 29, June 3, 5, 8 and 10. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Call 604-683-0222 of visit www.vancouveropera.ca for tickets.

Radio classic

Return to the thrilling days of 1937 with Wax Poetic Radio, which presents a one-of-a-kind live event of “The Chicken Heart,” the radio classic about a lab experiment gone wrong, written by legendary radio writer/producer Arch Oboler. The original “Lights Out” version apparently left such an impression on Bill Cosby that he recounted his experience of hearing it for the first time on his 1966 album Wonderfulness. The June 1, 8:30 p.m. event at Café Deux Soleil is a fundraiser for CFRO, Vancouver’s Independent Cooperative Radio Station. Go to www.poetryradio. blogspot.com for more details.

In-demand Japanese soprano Mihoko Kinoshita as Cio-Cio-San performs alongside James Valenti as Lt. Pinkerton in the opera Madama Butterfly.

Italian cinema

The Pacific Cinémathèque continues its 15-film retrospective on the legendary Italian director Francesco Rosi until June 10. (“One of the great modern directors,” famous film critic Pauline Kael once wrote). Rosi’s career spans five decades and includes the 87-year old director’s work in Italian neorealism, family drama, crime story, political exposé, documentary form and even fantasy. Visit www. cinematheque.bc.ca or call 604-688-FILM for the film schedule.

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BIA and buskers band together

We hate buskers. Yes, they can be talented, and are frequently beloved of camera-toting tourists from Wisconsin. We’ve just been jealous of street performers ever since our own K&K Live! one-person show bombed so dramatically at the corner of Granville and West 71st Avenue during the Olympic Winter Games. We thought we rocked with our sizzling combination of spoons, banjo, dramatic monologue and tantric-inspired improv bodypainting featuring audience participation, but the folks in Marpole thought differently. So did the Vancouver Police Department. So when we see buskers having success downtown, well, we’re envious. But we’re putting our envy aside to give a shoutout to both street rapper Marc Stokes, aka UN-1, and Charles Gauthier of the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association who worked together with the city to extend busker performing hours on weekends this summer at four stops on Granville Street. The business folks want to liven up downtown at night with music and busking. Buskers like Stokes want to earn

a living, and say extended hours are key to making better tips. We support them. As long as this temporary deal includes a ban on both pan flutes and Nickelback covers, we think longer hours are a great idea and encourage the city to go further. And we’re keen to note this remarkable partnership between a guy who rhymes on the street and the merchant suits downtown. They have their own separate interests here, but they’re also thinking of what works best for Vancouver to make the city a livelier place. That’s rare. Then again, maybe Gauthier being involved is not so unusual. We’ve been a fan of his ever since his YouTube video surfaced in which he mashed up footage of his sick bongo moves and Bono-like presence with the keyboard cat and the guy who did “Chocolate Rain.” Chuck, we could use you in Marpole.

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If you’re like us—and we know some of you are—seeing people litter can conjure our inner Freddy Kruger. Thankfully, we are a balanced bunch here at K&K and keep our anger in check by sharing our feelings here,

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Violin genius Kala Ramnath, considered the torch bearer of North Indian classical music, is joined on the Norman Rothstein Theatre stage May 29 at the JCC by tabla player Abhijit Banerjee, himself a well regarded tabla player and highly sought after Indian classical musician with 20 years experience. Ramnath also has serious vocal training under her belt, which means this concert might earn the “unforgettable” tag. Tickets at Highlife Records (1317 Commercial Dr.)

there and ever ywhere. Having said that, we’d like to give a shoutout to the thousands of volunteers who came out during these last four weeks to Keep Vancouver Spectacular. Now in its 15th year, KVS has become a city-wide clean-up celebration during the month of May. When it first began in 1996, 1,500 volunteers took to the city’s streets, lanes and shorelines cleaning up the garbage self-centred doughheads left behind. Last year, a whopping 17,475 volunteers in 130 groups filled more than 6,000 bags of litter. (Stats for this year are still being compiled.) May is, of course, the official Keep Vancouver Spectacular month, but we applaud all those who kay-vee-es (we’ve decided to make KVS a verb) all year round. You are good, fine people, and though you rarely get recognition for the year-round thankless job, know that you are greatly appreciated. As for you scum bag litter bugs with hearts of ice, we can only hope that when you meet your maker—if there is such a thing—you spend eternity in a dumpster filled with rotting food and foraging rats.


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Brian Fowke may have been down but don’t ever count him out. The Vancouver chef has had his share of disappointments over the last few years, from the demise of Rare to the failure of Metro and the brief flash of Mon Bella Bistoria—a Franco-Italian hybrid that never really got off the ground. “Things happen in life,” says Fowke, who attributes some of the problems to a lack of business experience. “We ran up against some obstacles—and it’s all part of where I am today.” Fowke is still at the former Mon Bella location—near Burrard and First Avenue—but it’s now called Kitsilano Daily Kitchen. And it’s all about everything fresh and spontaneous. This time around there are no investors, says the chef, who adds that his latest venture is a return to the fundamentals. “When I go to a restaurant, I never order à la carte. I always order off the fresh sheet—that’s the concept behind Daily,” says Fowke. “I just want to be out there and doing it, finding the food every day and bringing it back to prepare. The concept is so clear and simple. It fits my notion of what it would take to be in a perfect world for a chef.” Fowke has always been focused on ingredients. That was the main idea behind Rare. However, this time around, the produce and meats are more seasonal than hard-to-find and—especially given the times—the setting is a whole lot more informal than the white linen predecessors. Settle in to Daily Kitchen and you’ll find a small but mouth-watering selection based entirely on Fowke’s foraging, which might have taken him to Steveston to buy produce or to the original Bosa Foods on Commercial Drive, where he sometimes “gets lessons from older Italian ladies.” “They’ll ask me what I’m going to do with the prosciutto—and then they’ll tell me what to do with it,” says Fowke, who wakes up each day with a head full of recipes and ideas. Talking with the producers often brings a

Kitsilano Daily Kitchen chef Brian Fowke shows off his seared Copper photo Tim Pawsey River salmon with fingerling potatoes and arugula. whole new dimension as well. Fowke is also proud of the way he uses every aspect of what he finds. With Muscovy duck from Abbotsford’s Thiessen’s Farm, he’ll serve the breast on the first day, make confit on the second and then the rest winds up in the stock pot. “I do that with every dish. Even now the beets we get have the tops on so we can make a beet salad the first day and then use the roots the next,” he says. He’s also the first to admit that he’s no longer putting out $10 and $12 pastas. “It just doesn’t work.” He also says there’s a cost to working with small lot, high quality ingredients such as a precisely seared filet of Copper River salmon, with saffron fondant fingerling potatoes and hand picked, wild California baby arugula. Fowke and his sommelier—German born, Swiss-trained Thomas Rethage who came for the Olympics and stayed—also work hard on their wines, which are mid-premium selec-

tions, with plenty by the glass. So far the response to Fowke’s fresh daily approach has been good. “Once people understand just what’s on the plate, they also understand the value,” he says. “The best comment I get is ‘We can taste the freshness.’ When people say that, it’s a great feeling.” Kitsilano Daily Kitchen (1809 West First Ave., 604-569-2741) is open for dinner Tues.-Sat. Entrees range from mid$20s, with a $65 chef’s tasting menu also offered. Reservations recommended. info@hiredbelly.com

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Trio’s second CD of songs focuses on social issues

Gospel-singing Sojourners return to form Manisha Krishnan

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When Marcus Mosley, Will Sanders and Ron Small first got together in a recording studio four years ago, they knew they had something special. The men had been called in to do background vocals for blues legend Jim Byrnes’ album House of Refuge, when they became aware of their chemistry. “It went really, really well. In fact they were so pleased with the way things went that Jim was talking about taking us on the road with him to promote the CD. But there was just a certain kind of magic that was there,” explains Mosley. Byrnes ended up giving them their name, which means journeyer or traveller, and the singers recorded their first album Hold On, with local producer Steve Dawson, in 2007. (The Sojourners and the Steve Dawson Band perform June 4 at a Presentation House fundraiser in North Vancouver.) “The blend of [Steve’s] roots and folk strength and our gospel background created a wonderful kind of hybrid sound that you don’t hear a lot, it was like a great marriage,” says Mosley.

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ing to Mosley. But it was praise from his friend, local jazz, blues and gospel artist Dee Daniels, that really struck a chord. “I saw her a month ago and she said ‘Marcus, this album is definitive. This album you guys have found your voice, you’ve found your niche and it’s a great album and you guys should just keep on doing what you’re doing.’ Coming from her that’s a major compliment.” Most recently the group was touring in Holland for 10 days—a pleasure and a pain at the same time. “Touring is hard, when you have three old men . . . travelling together, it can have its moments,” he laughs. They’re glad to be back home and performing for local fans at Presentation House Theatre’s annual fundraiser concert next Friday “It’ll be basically gospel with some of the civil rights stuff. We might even throw a little R&B in there,” says Mosley. Hosted by Gary Jones, the concert also includes a live auction at 7 p.m, with wine and appetizers. Tickets are $60 in advance, $70 at the door. Go to www.phtheatre.org for tickets and more information. mkrishnan@nsnews.com

The record featured songs that were as much about gospel as they were about social justice. “Gospel music was a strong part of the civil rights movement, politically. So we focus on that part as well, speaking out on social justice issues and human rights issues, those kinds of things,” says Mosley. All three group members bring a different perspective, tied into where they grew up in the U.S., he adds. Small, a Chicago native, began his professional singing career in the U.S. Air Force while Mosley, who was born in a small town in Texas, did missionary work for 10 years. Sanders’ family actually founded a church in Alexandria, Louisiana, where he grew up. “So we have various connections to the church...But we’re not evangelists,” stresses Mosley. “We’re more about the form, the musical form... We’re not out to convert folks, that’s the thing.” Their latest self-titled album features songs about social issues, including “Neighbourhood,” which talks about inner city struggles including alcoholism and child abuse. But by and large, the focus is on traditional gospel music. Feedback has been positive from North America and Europe, accord-

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Grill

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Everyone feels welcome at Ricky’s. Our menu is large, comfortable and tasty. With over 100 items, Ricky’s has something for every taste. From signature breakfasts to big-elicious burgers to steak and ribs, we’ve got it covered. 111 Dunsmuir Street (at Beatty) 604.602.9233 $$ Waterfront Centre – 200 Burrard Street 604.669.2781 $$

The Sojourners perform June 4 with the Steve Dawson Band at a fundraiser for Presentation House Theatre.

Indian

New India Buffet & Restaurant

New India Buffet and Restaurant is the largest buffet in town featuring an outstanding menu with an original taste of India. The varied menu is inspired by different cuisines’ specialties and offers choices for everyone. The restaurant offers a spectacular ambience making it great for business meetings, quiet conversation or a party for a special occasion. 805 West Broadway 604.874.5800 $$

Nirvana Restaurant

Nirvana Restaurant offers the best in Northern Indian Cuisine. For sixteen years, our dedicated Hyderabadi chef has been creating authentic and unsurpassed Mughai cuisine from the heart of Northern India. Choose from sizzling tandooris, creamy hormas, festive biryanis, enchanting thalis, lamb, chicken, seafood, vegetarian and vegan options. Dine in, Takeout and Delivery www.nirvanarestaurant.ca 2313 Main Street 604.872.8779 $$

Italian

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Mexican

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Have you tried ours??!! Best homemade Mexican food, the choice for doctors at St. Paul’s. Meat, chicken or veggie enchiladas, mole, tacos, burritos and more. www.callirestaurant.com 1102 Davie St. & Thurlow 604.633.9950 $

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Musicians, dancers, puppets ready to invade East Side backyards

In the House Festival celebrates turning seven with an expanded lineup State of the Arts

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On a sunny day last June in an East Side backyard, musicians decked in carnival wear warmed up a crowd of kids and adults on a sunny day. Then silk aerialists wowed the audience with routines on a 20-foot tall tripod. Contortionists bent minds, and then members of the country/ragtime/ska/gypsy band Blackberry Wood picked up their instruments and started playing. Before long, people of all ages were kicking up their heels and dancing the afternoon away. Welcome to an In the House Festival performance. The seventh annual festival returns June 4 to 6 with an extra evening of shows. More than 60 local acts, from flutists to flamenco dancers and indie rockers, will perform over three days in 19 shows in a dozen homes and yards. All events take place in the Napier Street and Victoria Drive area. “It just really brings an intimacy to the event and it brings more of a rapport between the audience members themselves and the audience and the performer,” said Myriam Steinberg, artistic director of In the House. “To be able to share your home with 50 random strangers, it’s a pretty big deal for a lot of people. To break down that barrier and to make it a safe space in which to do that is a really important thing.” A session of Greek music, gyp-

Dancer Dianna David (above) and the Wet Spots are just two of the many artists performing at the In the House Festival next weekend. sy jazz tunes, Slavic folk songs and dances from Ukraine, the Balkan and Baltic states and the Canadian Prairies kicks off the festival on Semlin Drive next Friday night while a concurrent show of Métis dance, songs from the Squamish and Nisga’a nations and young aboriginal women performing hip hop amps up the festival on Napier Street. Later shows are the more risqué with The Wet Spots performing elegant songs about sex, a musical-comedy celebrity impersonator who parodies and plays stars such as Cher, Barbara Streisand, Dolly Parton and Patsy Cline, and Dianna David performing the Michael Jackson piece generated for the most recent Brief Encounters show that she took to New York this year. Also hot should be the concurrent salsa event with a dance performance by Estilo Cubano Dance Team, salsa dancing lessons led by Michael Gabriel Rosen of Estilo Cubano, then live music by Latin

dance band Tanga so visitors can practice their steps. Shows on Saturday afternoon include spoken word, roaming theatre, more hip hop and a classical music event that includes the string trio Infinitus. “Last year they played and apparently they were everybody’s favourite,” Steinberg said. “They played a bunch of classical stuff and then they played a Star Wars rendition on violin that rocked the house.” The festival’s first outdoor film screening happens Saturday night, complete with popcorn. Film, video and photography artist Yun Lam Li and hip hop dancer Yoshi Hisanaga will reprise their collaboration that dazzled audiences at Brief Encounters with Hisanaga dancing live. Steinberg said many wait to buy their tickets on the day of, often finding themselves disappointed when shows sell out. But she

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said tickets to the House of Mirth event featuring gregarious master magician Jamie D. Grant, shadow puppet duo Mind of a Snail Puppet Co., a collaboration between Body Narrative Dance and Even Oldridge, painter, engineer and photographer and the Creole Jazz Band are going fast. Homes and yards will feature a wide range of dance and music Sunday, in addition to a children’s show and standup comedy lounge. Steinberg will perform with Mas Movement Manifestation, a Cuban salsa group. The finale includes Orkestar Slivovica, playing tunes from Ser-

bia, Macedonia and other distant lands, and CircusWest’s professional adult troupe, the Avatar Circus Project. “Apparently there’s a unicyclist who does back flips on his unicycle onto stuff,” Steinberg said. A limited number of weekend and four-show passes are available along with single tickets at Highlife Records on Commercial Drive or from www.inthehousefestival.com. Tickets can be purchased on the day of the event from the box office at Napier and Victoria. In the House also mounts themed shows on the fifth day of each month. crossi@vancourier.com

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BIG BEAUTIFUL Bernese Mountain dog puppies for sale. Ready to go June 5th. First shots and vet check. 2 males and 2 females left. $1000 each. call 604-897-6495

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Dogs GOLDEN DOODLE Pups Beautiful, intelligent Email pics available. $850 1-877-563-4259

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PAUL’S PLACE Restaurant seeking F/T cook. Applicants must have several yrs of exp. & compl. of sec. school. $14.50/hr. Email resume: dinoarsens@yahoo.ca

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Some great kids aged 12 to 18 who need a stable, caring home for a few months. If you’ve been looking for a home-based opportunity to do meaningful, fulfilling work. Qualified applicants receive training, support and monthly remuneration. 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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LAB PUPS CKC Reg’d Yellows & Blacks Good Temp. Shots & Tattooed. $750. 604-377-0820

Charters & Tours

4520 LAB/RETRIEVER X, Young, adult female, Nellie needs a loving home! Shy around new people/situations, best suited adult-only, cat/dog free home, Loves long leashed walks or a rural home. Vanc. Animal Shelter 1280 Raymur Ave, 604-871-6885 PB BLUENOSE Pit Bull pup’s for sale. 4 left - $1000 - $2000. Ph Tim 604-557-8359 PB GERMAN shepherd pups, black & tan, 6 weeks old, 1st shots, vet✔, $550 604-856-7405 SCHNAUZER hypoallergic, 1 male blk, 1 female grey. 1st shot, dewormed 8 wk $650. 604-795-1953 SHARPEI IN Coquitlam is looking for good home, very healthy and great with people. Must go through Sharpei rescue for an application. www.petfinder.com/petdetail/5731357

Sheltie Pups. Reg’d, shots, tattooed, dewormed, m/f, healthly, friendly, $950. 604-526-9943 SHIHTZU PUPS multi colour, 1st shots, adorable to good homes $500. 604-773-2146, 820-0252

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Horse Boarding

HORSE BOARDING available. $600.00 per month. Indoor and outdoor arenas. Large paddocks. Fort Langley area. Beautiful setting. Call 604-888-2455.

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BC REPTILE Club Show & Sale Sat June 12 • 10 am to 5 pm and Sun June 13 • 10 am to 4pm Abbotsford Exhibition Park 32470 Haida Drive, Cadet Building Abbotsford B.C Admission : Adults $4 , Kids $2 , Children under 5 Free ; Family Pass $10.00 (2 adults up to 3 kids) For more info visit us at www.bcreptileclub.com 1-604-392-5715

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BARONA BEACH LUXURY VACATION CONDOS 2 units available. West Kelowna, on Okanagan Lake, Beach front resort, 2 bedroom plus den with pullout sofa. Sleeps 6 comfortably. Located 5 minutes from world-class wineries and vineyards. Sandy beach and amazing pool area with hot tub. Fully stocked kitchen including top of the line appliances, Luxury furnishings and latest amenities: Hardwood floors, granite counter tops, flat panel TVs, surround sound. (iPod compatible systems) Patio BBQ with incredible lake/ pool area views. In-suite laundry, equipment room, 2 underground parking spaces. Boat slip at resort available for additional charge. Rates: June 1-June 30 $1,700 per week. July 1-Sept. 6 $2,400 per week. Contact Terry at 250-869-9991 or email: barona@shaw.ca

Accounting/ Bookkeeping

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Corporate Tax Returns $225 +up $20 and up for personal tax. Monthly bookkeeping $20 hr +. Specialize: construction; sm bus. accounting. Trevor 604-788-0396

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SURREY, Central City. Only $725,000! Rare high exposure commercial with high density “Downtown” designation. Floor Area Ratio is 3.5. Approx. 15,790 sq ft. 2 lots 123’ x 128’. Only $13.12 per buildable sq ft. Recent appraisal for $828,000. Call Ben Gauer, Royal LePage Ben Gauer & Associates, 604-644-0273 or 604-581-3838.

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NANAIMO, 7YR old home w/2 sep suites. 5 bdrm, 5 min to dwntwn, 2x6 const, 9appl, lots of prkg, priced to sell $349,000. Call 250-716-2171 or 250-741-1950 ★ RENT TO OWN! ★ If you have a small down payment, I have a nice home for you! Less then perfect credit OK. Call Pat 778-782-0872

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604-630-3300

From the City to the Valley Call Today

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5505

http://www.gotkeysgotcash.com

EDGEMONT VILLAGE Salon with room for Spa. newly reno’d, great location, 778-839-7864

HEALTH 4035

IN A CAR Accident? Getting DIVORCED? INHERITANCE coming? GET MONEY TODAY!

6007

CONNECTING COMMUNITIES

Homecare Available

CRIMINAL RECORD? Canadian pardon seals record. American waiver allows legal entry. Why risk employment, business, travel, licensing, deportation? All CANADIAN / AMERICAN Work & Travel Visa’s. 604-282-6668 or 1-800-347-2540

6002

Poultry

KATISSA POULTRY Non medicated, all vegetable feed, no animal by products, grown and sold on the farm. Fully Processed, Fresh Ready for roasting. For prices & details see www.specialtychicken.com Cloverdale area, 604 541-0007

Business Services

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DOWNSIZING GARAGE SALE

Sat & Sun May 29 & 30th 8am-3pm 4897 Commercial St (Commercial & 33rd Ave) Antique furn. dining suite I

BOOK SALE

Saturday, June 19 9am-2pm 11 West 10ave (10th Church) corner of 10th/Ontario Lots of great used books, CD’s & DVD’s at great prices. K

Yard Sale

Saturday, May 29th 10 am to 2 pm Household items, collectables, CDs, DVDs, toys, books and much more. St. Thomas Anglican Church 2444 E 41st Ave, Vancouver

TAPESTRY THRIFT SHOP

1369 Kingsway (just west of Knight St) NG • Furniture • Houseware HI • Books • Knick Knacks SOMEFTOR NE! O RY • Jewellery • Accessories VE EAT ! E • Clothing for Women, Men GR ICES PR and Children OPEN TUES.-SAT. 10am-5pm SUNDAY 10am to 4pm Proceeds to the Tapestry Foundation in support of residential & elder care at Mount St. Joseph, Holy Family, St. Vincent’s Langara, Brock Farhni, Youville Residence & Marion Hospice.


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HOME SERVICES

Legals

cont’ from prev. page

5505

Legal/Public Notices

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS

Re: Helen Mary Plasounig, Deceased, also known as Helen Plasounig, Retired, formerly of 602-2370 West 2nd Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia V6K 1J2. Creditors and others having claims against the estate of Helen Mary Plasounig, Deceased, also known as Helen Plasounig, are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to Shelley Bentley, solicitor for the Executors, The Bank of Nova Scotia Trust Company and Chris Kropinski, at #410-1333 West Broadway, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 4C1 on or before June 21, 2010 after which date the Executors will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executors then have notice.

7005

8020

Body Work

HEAVENLY HANDS. Relaxation massage by certified practioner. Exp’d & prof. Van area 604-682-3269 ext 8586 RELAXING MASSAGE very clean/private. 9am-11pm, 7days, D/town & Kits. Anie 604-684-8773

**RELIEVE ROAD RAGE**

604-739-3998

7010

GENTLEMEN! Attractive discreet, European lady is available for company 604-451-0175

604-630-3300

#1 choice open 7 days 10am-10pm hiring 778-321-6657 5763 Balsam Street @ W. 41st, Van., Kerrisdale.

RENTALS 6505

Apartments & Condos

6505-11

North Van Apt. Rentals

1 BR $675 immed, Cambie & SW Marine Dr. hardwood, incl & hw, 1 yr lease. np, ns, 604-988-4692 LARGE 1BR+DEN 'Coronado' 1st + Lonsdale, great view, patio, bbq ok, in-suite laundry, d/w, gym, NS, secure u/g pkg, storage locker, 1 year lease, $1500/mo. Available June 1st, 250-686-9850

6508

Apt/Condos

1 BDRM, $750. Newly reno’d. view, hardwood, Victoria Drive & 33rd. no pets, no smoking, Avail immed. 604-322-9224 1 BR + den, 750 sq ft, & balcony, pleasant East View on 2nd flr, w/d, d/w, for Seniors 55+, nonsmokers, no pets, $1315/pm, Phone Mon - Fri 10am-4pm, 604-737-1125

2801 - 1188 Quebec St. balc. view sunset & False Creek, 3 br, 2 bath, 1928sf, lease, np, ns, July 1, $3900, Eric K. 604-723-7368

GEORGIAN TOWERSST. 1021 HOWAY

NEW WESTMINSTER 1450 WEST GEORGIA ST. $ 2, & 3 from bedrooms 11,Bdrm 799 $ 2available Bdrmsstarting from from 959 $ 1150 50% OFF 1st month for 2 bdrm suites IncludePENTHOUSE heat, hot water, LUXURY AVAIL.

D/W, gym & visual intercom. Minutes to Stanley Park, U/Gminutes parkingto&seawall storageand avail. Near transit/Skytrain waterfront. Gym, laundry on & shopping. every floor, dishwasher in all suites, easy transit. Call for details.

604-669-4185 RENTALS 778-783-0258 www.caprent.com

6508

LIDIA’S EUROPEAN Cleaning. Res/Com. Specializing in detail cleaning. Bonded. 604-541-9255

Carpet/Flooring Installation

QUALITY CLEANING. Exc refs. Res/com. Move in/out. Carpets + pressure wash’g. 778-895-3522

CURLYS CARPET REPAIR ALL FLOOR COVERINGS Repair & Replace. Material sales Dwight, 604-732-3057 I’ll show you the inexpensive route www.fccarpets.shawwebspace.ca

★★★★★★

Artistry of Hardwood Floors

Prof. refinish, sanding from $2. installs. Dustless 604-219-6944

Cleaning

EXP HOME detail cleaners, move in/move out, homes, offices, Free metal p/u. etc...604-327-1219.

778-995-0295

curlyscarpetrepair.com

8055

6508

2 BR LARGE corner garden patio unit, Adult only quiet bldg, 6 appl, no pets, July 1st. $1550, Langara on Canada Line 604-301-0177 BEAUTIFUL APTS. 1 & 2 BR avail. Special rates. Open House FRI & SAT @ 8665 Shaughnessy Call 604-327-9419

GINGER Crosstown, Deluxe! 718 Main St. 1 BR condo, all appls, storage, bike locker, sec’d prkg, Media/amenties rm & more. NS/NP. Avail now. 604-861-6303

Langara Gardens

601 West 57th Ave, Van Spacious 1, 2 & 3 BR Rental Apartments and Townhouses located in the Oakridge area at West 57th Ave and Cambie St. This landmark property is clean and very well maintained by friendly on-site staff. Quiet and tasteful gardens, swimming pools, hot tub, gym, laundry facilities, parking and 16 shops & services. Near Oakridge Centre, Canada Line stations, Langara College, Churchill High School, Langara Golf Course and much more. For more information: 604-327-1178 info-vnc@langaragardens.com www.langaragardens.com MARPOLE – Hudson House Apts 8777 Hudson St. clean, quiet, near shops, bus, 1 br/$850, heat/ hw incl, No Smoking, np, 1 - yr lease, Ask about Special Dorset Realty Manuel -604-781-5520 MARPOLE - Jody Lynn Apts. – 1175 W 71st Ave, Clean, quiet, cls to shopping, bus, 1 br/$730 & 2 br/$1070. Heat/hw. incl, No Smoking, np, 1 year lease, Dorset Realty Manuel 604-781-5520 VAN EAST 1 BR starting at $795/mo. Contact Quay Pacific Property Managment Ltd 604-521-0876 ext 29

Apt/Condos

VANCOUVER, Brand New 2BR units, only for families with children. In the Woodwards Project downtown, rents $1280 to $1400/mo. Call 778-318-4404 YALETOWN BENTLEY Bldg. 2 BR, spac, bright, gas stove, ss appls, walk-in closet/shoe organ, 2 sec u/g park’g, + more features! Near skytrain & all amens. Avail June 1. $2395/mo. 604-312-4003

6522

Furnished Accommodation

BACH, NR 41st/Cambie, own entry, wd, ns, np. $600 incl utils, net, TV & cable. 604-327-2909

6540

Houses - Rent

STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN No Qualification - Low Down CHILLIWACK – 9557 Williams St, 3 bdrm, 1 bath, cozy HOUSE on 49x171’ lot, excellent investment property in heart of town, close to shops & schools................ $888/M VANCOUVER – 558 Taylor St, 1 bdrm + den, 2 level TOWNHOME, nr GM Place, 1.5% Finance $988/M PITT MEADOWS -11860 Springdale Dr. 4 Bdrm, 3 Bath FAMILY HOUSE Appliances, huge family room, f/p, fully fenced back yard, garage, close to West Coast Express, Schools & shops..............$1988/M Call Kristen 604 435-5555 or 786-4663

www.HomeBuyingCenter.ca

6580

Rental Services

1 BR $1000-1050 1549 Barclay 1yr.Lease Incl. Hot water&Heat Pet OK Now 778-288-8925 Keith

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

1 BR, KERRISDALE spacious, bright basement ste, own w/d, $1000 incl utils, cable & internet. May 1, ns np. 604-263-4234

Floor Refinishing

Dustless sanding and refinishing, custom stains & installations, sales & design. Res/Com. Call for appt 604-722-6350

8080

Electrical

95% ECO friendly products, reliable & reasonable, exc ref’s. 604-324-2939, 778-869-0284 ★Butterfly Cleaning★ ‘‘Moving out, Home & Office’’ Bonded, Prof & Affordable. 604-781-4374 Clean Your house using less chemicals! Reliable, bonded, 10 yrs in bus. Helen 778-855-7882 CLEANING SERVICE. Reas rates, specializing in homes. Guar work. Refs avail. 604-715-4706

8058

Computer Services

$45 / Hour

Computer Home Repair Service ✔ Virus removal • 15 yrs exp ✔ Increase computer speed ✔ Open wknds/eves, 24/7

778-384-2019

8060

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

LIC. #41559 & #3377631

RENOVATIONS & SERVICE PANELS

Professional, Quick, Reliable

• REASONABLE RATES • FULLY GUARANTEED • LICENCED & BONDED

– STEVE –

604-512-4178 (Vanc.) macselectric@shaw.ca

Concrete

Sidewalk, Driveway, Patio Exposed Aggregate, remove & replacing

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

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

Lic. 22308

253-0049

1 BR bsmt, very clean, newer, E 54th Ave. near Fraser St. no wd, no smoking, no pets, $600 incl utils. immed. 604-325-0744 2 BR bsmt suite, near Langara College & sky train, utils incld + laundry facilitiles, avail now, $1150, 604-240-9081 BACH SUITE, with hide-a-bed, nr Langara, suits 1, ns np, $600 incls utils, June 1. 604-327-0342

6615

Wanted To Rent

2 BR Townhouse or house wanted that allows pets. We are very clean, non-smokers and excellent tenants. Please call 778-384-1957. HOUSE WANTED Family want to rent a house in West Vancouver. Call 604-922-3852. MOTHER/DAUGHTER, Post grad, handy women w/2 sm dogs, seeks reas rent in West End, will consider senior care, bldg maintenance or hse sitting, excl refs mother.in.time@gmail.com

apts/condos

office/retail suites & partial houses

warehouses

townhouses

homestay

shared accommodation

To advertise in Rentals call 604-630-3300

Columbus Millennium Tower is a seniors’ residence at 1175 Broughton Street in the West End of Vancouver, offering fine amenities and social activities.

Independent living suites with kitchenettes are available from $885. Great meals are prepared on site and are available at a very reasonable cost.

604-916-1343

A. FOUNDATIONS, Retaining walls, Stairs, Driveways, Sidewalks. Any concrete project. We also do all types of block, & stone work. Free ests. Basile 604-617-5813 Tom 604-690-3316 ALL KINDS of Concrete Work, Tile & Brick. Free Estimate. 604-767-5915 Call Rocky Concrete Specialist. Driveways, sidewalks, exposed aggregate & patios. Santino 604.254.5551 CONCRETE SPECIALIST, patio sidewalk, driveway, exposed aggregate reas rate 604-764-2726 L & L CONCRETE. All types: Stamped, Waterproofing, Wash & Sealing Larry 778-882-0098

8073

Drainage

DRAIN TILES, sewer lines, water lines & sumps. Mini excavation 604-230-1472 or 604-327-0885 BAJ MINI EXCAVATING Sewer/storm, drains, oil tanks, paving, retain wall. 604-779-7816 Crown Roofing & Drainage Residental Div. Drainage installation & repair. 604-327-3086

#1167 LIC Bonded. Expert trouble shooter, sm job specialist, reno’s, panel changes. 617-1774. 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

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

8075

Drywall

ALL WORK GUARANTEED

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 GOLD STAR DRYWALL Boarding, taping & textures. Also wall and floor tiles. 604-418-8516 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

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

Fencing/Gates

West Coast Cedar Installations Custom fencing, decking & more 604-244-8824, Cell: 604-788-6458

8105

Floor Covering

* Level Tile & Flooring * Tile - Hardwood - Carpet - Vinyl

40% OFF ALL OVERSTOCK ITEMS FREE grout on all tile work

604.568.TILE (8453) leveltileandflooring.com

Golden Hardwood & Laminate Prof intall, refinishing, sanding, and repairs. 778-858-7263

8110

Floor Refinishing

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

Artistry of Hardwood Floors

Prof. refinish, sanding from $2. installs. Dustless 604-219-6944 INSTALLATION REFINISHING, Sanding. Free est, great prices. Satisfaction guar. 604-518-7508

8120

Glass Mirrors

Commercial/Residential

ELECTRIC AVE Installations. Electrian lic# 99207, Res/comm, www.electric-ave.ca 604-215-0562

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

ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR: Exp, friendly, reliable. Specializing in replacing old nob & tube wiring. Lic.#50084. 604-725-4535

Tel: 604-603-9655

LIC. ELECTRICIAN #37309 Commercial & residential renos & small jobs. 778-322-0934.

2837 Kingsway, Vancouver

8125

Gutters

YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guaranteed. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

8087 DRAIN TILES & WATER LINES Without Digging a Trench 604-739-2000

8090

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

TOP CLEANING SERVICES 778-565-6000 www.topcleaning.ca

CONCRETE SPECIALIST

Apt/Condos

8110

EXP CLEANING ladies avail 7 days/wk. Bonded. Vancouver, Burnaby, Richmond 604-928-0025

Call Joseph @ Metro Decor

604-282-6630

AMAPOLA SPA Best massage skills, lrg selection Asian girls, good service, low rate,

Cleaning

All Blinds up to 75% Off Best Deal on 2” Fauxwood • Repairs & Cleaning Free Estimates & Installation

Repair/Re-Stretching

One call does it all...

8055

WINDOW BLINDS SALES & SERVICES

8040

Personals

Blinds & Draperies

Excavating

# 1 BACKHOE, EXCAVATOR & BOBCAT

one mini, drainage, landscaping, stump / rock / cement / oil tank removal. Water / sewer line, 24 hours Call 341-4446 or 254-6865 EXCAVATOR MINI & 13 Ton excavator, Trucking, Bin service , Bobcat track loader we do it all give us a call. Since 1986 VANCON 604-818-5411

8090

Fencing/Gates

THE FENCE GUY ★ Insured ★ B.C.T.Q Tradesmen 1994 Call Dave 604-781-9110

S&S LANDSCAPING

Full Seamless Gutter Installation/Repairs Soffits All jobs Guaranteed. Fully insured/WCB covered Will beat any competitors price

604-439-9417 EDGEMONT GUTTERS

• Sales & Installation of 5’’ Continuous Gutter • Minor Repairs • Cleaning

604-420-4800 Established 1963

DYNAMIC GUTTERS & Exteriors. Full seamless gutters. Installation repairs & soffits. All jobs guaranteed. Fully insured, bonded, WCB. Will beat any competitors price. 604-439-9417 Professional Powerwash Gutters cleaned & repaired Since 1984, 604-339-0949 Waters Home Maintenance Gutter Cleaning, repairs, windows Free estimate 604-738-6606

LTD.

Introducing the NEW

CEDAR, BAMBOO, chain link, gates, arbour, rubbish removal, landscape, etc. 604-321-2868

Buying or Renting, find a great place to call home.

❏ Cedar Fence Installation Call 604-275-3158


HOME SERVICES 8130

Handyperson

8155

Landscaping

arbutus tree service

8160

Your trusted Westside experts

Spring Ser vices "

604-878-5232 SINCE 1997

" "

WEST SIDE HANDYMAN Carpentry • Painting • Ceramic Tiles Fences • Kitchens • Bathrooms Basement Suites • Roof • Plumbing Leak Repair • Decks

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Residential & Commercial

Cell:

224-1005 604

pruning for tree beautification, health and safety plant health care tree selection, installation, and establishment proper hedge trimming

604-266-1681

WCB • FULLY INSURED

! competitive rates ! fully guaranteed ! highest insurance

Part of RJR group

604-202-6118

Heating

HYDROSEEDING

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

8150

Got European Chafer?

68 CENTS / SQ. FT.

Kitchens/Baths

www.grassmaster.ca

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HEDGE SHRUB TREE & STUMP REMOVAL FREE ESTIMATE INSURED

224-3669

8160

Lawn & Garden

Serving Metro Vancouver since 1983

Able Boys Landscaping Ltd. bobcat/lawn/cedar fence/paving stones, trim trees. 604-377-3107 CREATIVE, PROFESSIONAL landscaping will transform your yard into a beautiful and easy to maintain garden. 25 years expTERRACARTA 604-908-0840

Expert Pruning ISA By Certified Arborist Ornamental & Fruit Trees, Shrubs & Hedges Northwest Arboriculture Colin Malcolm, Insured

8160

Lawn & Garden

8180

LAWNS CUT, yard and garden clean-up, hedge trim, aerating, power raking, rubbish removal & gutters cleaned. 604-773-0075

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

The Lone Gardener

13 yrs exp. • WCB insured • 12 wcb insured • spring monthlyclean-up contracts • full lawn & garden services • horticulturalist • pruning • hedging free est.••free kitsest. local • hedge •trimming

778-996-8065 WILDWOOD LANDSCAPING Hedge Trimmimg & Tree Pruning & Hedge Removal Spring Clean Up Chaffer Control & Lawn Restoration. Comm/Strata/Res Aerating & Power Raking. Free Estimates. 604-893-5745

★ SD ENTERPRISES ★ Gardening, landscaping, power raking, lawn care, pruning, cedar fencing. Call Terry, 604-726-1931 SPRING CLEANUP, pruning, trimming, rubbish removal. 778-233-2683 or 604-879-6019 T. TRAN-604-723-2468 , pruning, lawn cuts, power raking, aerate, cleanup, re-seed, weeding, new soil top.. Reliable. PARM LANDSCAPING. Cedar fence installs. Full lawn & gardening services. 604-271-5319

8175

Cabana Masonry Ltd. Top Quality Masonry Work

Fireplaces, Retaining Walls, Driveways, Patios, Staircases, Stone Facings, Bobcat Service, All Types of Masonry Repairs

604.671.4953 604.594.6007 www.cabanamasonry.com

EDWARD’S GARDEN SERVICE Complete garden care - Design and installations by an exp’d prof. Call Ed 604-738-6148

CUSTOM BRICK & ROCK WORK

EXP. RELIABLE gardener spring clean up, new turf & soil, pruning, planting,aerating, 604-783-2627 Gardening Services 21 yrs exp. Tree topping, West & Eastside & Rmd. Michael 604-240-2881 GARY’S LAWN MAINTENANCE Lawn Cut, pruning, hedges, tree trimming, yard cleanup, weeding. Free est. Gary or Toor 604-307-6375/930-2751

iGarden Mowing, Full garden maintenance & landscape services. Power raking, aerating, fertilizing, gutter cleaning. 1st two cuts for the price of 1. Free Est. 778-991-5296

Chimney / Fireplace Repair, Retaining Walls, Restoration Work. FREE ESTIMATES

604-323-2083

Cabana Masonry Ltd. Top quality work. Ron 604-671-4953. Visit web www.cabanamasonry.com ★ FREE ESTIMATES ★ Brick, Block, Cultured Stone & Glass Block. Willie 604-612-1600 NORTHLAND MASONRY. Rock, slate, brick, granite, pavers. 20 yrs exp on the N. Shore. No job to small.. Will 604-805-1582

Need aa Need Landscaper? Gardener?

604-618-9741

Cameron 604-739-8241

CHAU LE GARDENING yard, clean up, lawn maint. trimming, shrubs, hedging, pruning, power raking 604-782-5288

LAWN MOWING, spring cleanup, power raking. Reas. rates, will beat any price! Call 604-961-0278

Tim Stephens' Astral Reflections

BE COOL! Talk to Someone You Trust.

CENTRAL AIR CONDITIONING Sears also installs ROOFING, WINDOWS, WINDOW COVERINGS & CARPETING

Find one in the Home Services section

8185

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Moving & Storage

AAA ADVANCE MOVING Experts in all kinds of Moving, Storage & Packing. Different from the Rest. 604-861-8885 AMIGO'S MOVING. Delivery. Storage. No Job too Small or Big. Clean up, Garage, Basement. Call 604-782-9511 EAGLE EYE Soar with the best It’s your move 778-883-2538 KIM’S MOVING & DELIVERY Reasonable rates. 24/7 days. Call 604-565-6110

POPEYE’S MOVING Scott 604-377-2503

www.popeyesmovingbc.com

604-685-7112

ext 5101 24 HOURS 1-800-4-MY-HOME • (1-800-469-4663)

8185

Moving & Storage

AFFORDABLE MOVING 1 to 3 Men

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

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

FREE ESTIMATES Seniors Discount

604-537-4140 www.affordablemoversbc.com

AJK MOVING LTD.

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

garage, basement, backyard.

(604) 875-9072 873-5292

B&Y MOVING Experienced Movers ~ 2 Men $50 ~

JAPANESE GARDENER Landscape & maintenance, clean-ups, trimming. Reas, free est, 25 yrs exp 604-986-8126

JUST LAWNCUTS

Home Services

Masonry

AVANTI GARDEN SERVICES Planting, bed maint., Natural garden care. Laura 604-264-0775

GB GARDENING - lawn cut, trim, prune, clean up, power wash, free est. 778-988-5544 604-322-9412

604-524-8873 Cel: 604-861-1985

• In business 50 years

#3 - 8652 Joffre Ave, Burnaby

41 YEARS EXP.

Hydroseeding is more affordable than turf. Ask about chafer damaged lawn specials.

Counter Tops, Custom Cabinets & Refacing 604-879-9191 Superior Cove Tops & Cabinets

HEDGING GARDENING CLEAN-UPS PRUNING

Free Estimates

604-737-2643

RJR Small Projects Division

Lawn & Garden

DUNBAR LAWN & GARDENS

Book an ISA Certified Arborist consultation at no charge:

671-0288

Complete Home Maint./Repairs Certified Trained Pros. For that small job. Rates you can afford.

8140

Landscaping

THE PASSIONATE GARDENER Design & Planting, English First Prize Winner, 604-447-1373

TRUSTED HOME IMPROVEMENTS

604

8155

F R I D AY, M AY 2 8 , 2 0 1 0 T H E VAN C O U V E R C O U R I E R

• Includes all Taxes • Licenced & Insured • Efficient & Reliable

604-708-8850 $30 P/HR. Abe Moving & Delivery & Rubbish Removal. ★ Available 24 hours. Abe at: 604-999-6020

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

8193

Oil Tank Removal

FLECK CONTRACTING LTD.

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

For Free Estimates Call

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

Serving West Side since 1987

STORMWORKS Oil Tank Removal Recommended Insured Reasonable Rates 604-724-3670

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May 30 - June 5

Aries March 21 - April 19: Be on your toes Sunday/Monday, respond to higher-ups, be ambitious. Fun, light romance, optimism, fresh horizons buoy your heart Tuesday/Wednesday! All this hopefulness still brings you to a choice between two people, prospects, actions, just as it has since last October. But this choice is about to be eradicated (by next week). Something major is about to end. Be gracious about it. You might be anxious about it this Thursday to Saturday, as your energy, charm and self-confidence fall briefly. (Rest, don’t act.) You’re about to be free, cheerful, hopeful, next week into September!

Cancer June 21-July 22: Lie low, rest, contemplate, seek spiritual awareness, be charitable, deal with government, large corporations and institutions. Fulfil obligations, but don’t volunteer for more. Your solitude will be lightened two ways: 1) it’s sweet; and 2) talkative friends seek you out. Use this quiet period to plan, because next week into September will offer luck in career, business and prestige arenas. Approach others, co-operate Sunday/Monday: that person could bring you significant benefits, wisdom. Secrets, sex, big finances fill mid-week. You reach mellow understanding Thursday to Saturday.

Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: The weeks ahead feature love, wisdom, logic, higher education, far travel, legal and cultural events. June to September boosts your luck in relationships, opportunities, litigation, contracts, public interfacing and relocation. (These might arise through a conversation, or “casual” friend.) To increase this luck, seek partnership, go outward, further the desires of others. It’s a mere foretaste of 2011’s luck, unless you were born around Sept. 2326 (in which case it could be major now). You might fear “partnering” or an Aries all June/July – trust your instincts. Love, midweek.

Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: You face several weeks of chores. A Gemini would make a great helper, if you can enlist him/her. Your energy and effectiveness are tops Sunday/Monday, so start projects, tackle “feared” chores. (But sign nothing, nor woo anyone, Sunday.) Chase money Tuesday/Wednesday – Tuesday better. Travel, details, reports, communications draw your focus Thursday-Saturday, not importantly. This week is the last of 30 that brought a powerful financial, life-change, research, intimate, mysterious trend. Now doubts arise about what you did, committed to: be calm, good luck will “rescue” you!

Taurus April 20-May 20: Chase money, buy, sell, ask for a pay raise, cultivate new clients, etc. A long, friction-prone period in your domestic, realty and family arenas will turn to harmony by next week onward. Communications, travel and relations with siblings are sweet, affectionate all week, but don’t let affection nudge you into making a promise or a new relationship (or embarking on a trip) Sunday – there’s a hidden trap here. Sunday/Monday are mellow, wise. Be ambitious Tuesday (especially) and Wednesday. Popularity, happiness, flirtation, entertainment and bright horizons come Thursday-Saturday!

Leo July 23-Aug. 22: Your hopes rise on a breeze of popularity, wishful thinking, light romantic feelings and just an all-round joy in life! Since last October, you’ve been scowling (and red-faced, physically) more than usual, but next week dissolves this influence, and new friends will flow in! (They flow your way this week, too, especially Tuesday/Wednesday – but “friend” isn’t the word: enemy or intense attraction are more accurate terms.) Tackle chores Sunday/ Monday. Exciting meetings, opportunities mid-week. Mysteries, intimacy, significant choices/commitments arise Thursday onward: go slow, reject fantasy.

Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: The weeks ahead accent romance, creativity, charming kids, speculation, sports, pleasure and beauty – you’re on a winning streak! But retreat Sunday/Monday: rest, contemplate, tidy up neglected places and friendships. Your energy and charisma surge upward Tuesday/Wednesday – chase any goal you want, including romance! For seven months you’ve faced impatient opposition from others (or heightened but fractious attraction). This “angry” trend dissolves next week. In June/July, you’ll be exploring or talking about secrets, intimacies, large sums of money. Co-workers remain affectionate.

Gemini May 21-June 20: Your energy, charisma, effectiveness and clout hit a high note! Charge forth, accomplish, start significant new projects, demand action, ask favours, see and be seen. You’ll impress others! Your money picture looks good, but don’t make decisions/plans nor take action here Sunday, as a subtle trap lurks. You’re still restless, travelprone, but this will ebb next week onward, as will your tendency to be a little forceful in speech and writing. June/July might bring an end to dealings with an Aries. Finances, sex, research Sunday/ Monday. Mellow love mid-week. Be ambitious Thursday onward.

Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Ambition, prestige, community status, career, dealings with authorities and higher-ups, parents, judges, bosses – these fill the weeks ahead. Sunday/Monday are romantic, creative, kids charm you – but commit to nothing Sunday (a subtle trap lurks). Tackle chores Tuesday/Wednesday. You’ll meet both opportunities and opposition Thursday to Saturday – be diplomatic. For seven months sex, intimacy, large finances, investments and lifestyle choices have irked, restricted, frightened you. In June/July you’ll seize these matters with a successful brew of courage and (sexual) magnetism! Big changes!

Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: The weeks ahead hold mysteries and demand research. Use your interior radar; look for skeletons, solutions and treasures. Commitment, consequence, intimacy, large finances, lifestyle changes, deep health and depth psychology, occultism, hidden meanings and “eureka” moments will occur. Your logic and intuition will operate smoothly and well, but careful Sunday, when these represent a possible trap. Write reports, notes (or travel) Sunday/ Monday. Take a deep rest Tuesday/Wednesday. Your romantic, creative, risky, winning side emerges Thursday to Saturday. Angry or impatient bosses withdraw soon. Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Make no money agreements/commitments Sunday, but do chase the stuff (or buy things) Monday. The weeks ahead hold excitingmeetings,opportunities,relocation,negotiations, dealings with the public – and opposition, perhaps enmity. Marriage and divorce. So much depends on your life thus far, and your nature. Investments, intimacy, lifestyle changes hold a sweet trap Sunday, sweet success Monday. Talk, travel mid-week. Retreat to reorganize home, business foundations, to recuperate Thursday onward. A legal fight might end soon. Be cautious with bosses, judges June/July.

Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: Minor wishes come true Sunday/Monday.June accents your domestic scene,real estate, security, food, diet, mother nature, gardening, nurturing, infants and toddlers. You’ve experienced a streak of freedom or of expanded, hopeful vision this year – now, in June, you need to decide who and what to stick with, and who/what is stale, restricting you. Two things happen in the coming weekend (June 5/6): three months of good money and sensual luck begin; and two months of heightened relationship intensity commence. Money and love could mingle. You will be very attracted, or angry. Friday gives clues. timstephens@shaw.ca • Reading: 416-686-5014


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Utilitarian Patriot good for commuting and getting away davidchao Unmistakably a Jeep from any angle, the Patriot is surprisingly fuel efficient and a very affordable compact SUV. Available in both front and allwheel-drive configurations, it shares a common chassis and many of its components with its more contemporary Jeep stablemate the Compass. The Patriot is the boxy orthodox Jeep. Jeep launched the Patriot for the 2007 model year. While lots of smaller running changes and improvements were made in subsequent model years, its major components have remained the same. The focus on refinements and cost reduction allows a base price of just $17,795. This makes Patriot the lowest-priced compact SUV on the market and if you skim though the auto advert pages you’ll probably see some great discount deals on Patriot. Patriot was also recently recognized as a “Top Safety Pick” by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Electronic stability control with roll mitigation is now standard and a new active head-restraint system for both front-seat occupants, which minimizes whiplashtype injuries, helped seal this award. Patriot comes in Sport, North Edition and Limited trim levels. A base (if you can get one) Patriot Sport is very basic; vinyl upholstery, steel wheels, manual windows, no air conditioning and a fivespeed manual transmission, etc. It does, however, come with a rear wiper/washer, 60/40 split-folding rear seats and a decent audio system. Moving up to Patriot North Edition ($20,795) you get cloth upholstery, air conditioning, power windows, a fold-flat front passenger seat and some other stuff. The top-line Patriot Limited ($23,795) primarily adds leather upholstery, power adjustment on the driver’s seat, satellite radio, steering wheel audio controls and 17-

A nicely sized dual-purpose SUV, the Patriot is small enough to park and manoeuvre on a congested city street, yet it still has enough room to pack your camping gear inside. inch cast aluminum wheels. The engine choices in Patriot are a 2.0-litre that can produce 158-horsepower and 141 lb-feet of torque or a 2.4L that can produce 172 hp and 165 lb-ft. of torque at a lower engine speed. Fuel economy is a little better with a 2.0L under hood, but for most people it’s probably not enough to forfeit the extra power offered by the 2.4-litre engine. Drive goes to the front wheels and there are optional all-wheel-drive packages available. If serious 4-wheeling is contemplated, a trail-rated Freedom II off-road package (a $2,500 option) is the one to choose. It includes protective skid plates, more ground clearance, Hill-descent Control (HDC), Hill-start Assist (HSA) and 48-cm water-fording capability, a low-range mode and a higher “crawl” ratio final drive. The downside is increased fuel consumption. Our test Patriot came with unique convenience features such as Remote Start (it comes in a security package) that allows you to start the Patriot from the comfort of your home on a cold winter morning. Another was the 115-volt power outlet in the centre console that allows you to power or recharge a laptop.

The looks—The natural successor to the renowned Jeep Cherokee, Patriot has a rugged, utilitarian shape with sharp corners, straight lines and a more vertical windshield and back window than the Compass. Its bumpers and wheel openings are also more strongly defined and unmistakably Jeep. The iconic seven-slot grille is flanked by round headlights up front. Big side mirrors and easy-grip big door handles may not be sleek and aerodynamic, but they get top marks for functionality. And on a Jeep they look perfectly fine. The Inside—You sit five centimetres higher in a Patriot than in a Compass. While that may not seem like a lot, it makes a significant difference to both the driving position and the overall feel of the vehicle. Since its intro, Jeep has reworked the Patriot’s instrument cluster, added padding to the centre console and door armrests. The new dash has nicer grain to the hard plastic sections and there’s more liberal use of chrome trimming and soft-touch materials. The rear doors are on the narrow side, but after you slide onto the rear seat you’ll

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Brake Assist and roll mitigation system. The later intervenes and uses the brakes to steady the vehicle if it senses a potential rollover risk. Front seat side airbags and a tire pressure monitoring system are optional on the base Sport edition of Patriot. Performance—A nicely

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Continued from page 42 In general, driver vision is very good, as Patriot has a big back window and extralarge side mirrors. One exception is when you’re first in line at a traffic light, as the overhead signal tends to get hidden by the Patriot’s extended roof line. The 2.4-litre is a new generation World engine that Jeep shares with Mitsubishi and Hyundai. Even though it has dual variable valve timing, it’s not a sweet sounding engine when pushed to higher rpm, but it does pull impressively well at low rpm. My test Patriot also came with fourwheel drive and a CVT automatic. On paved roads, the Patriot’s independent suspension is stable and comfortable.

Despite its heavy military-like appearance, steering effort is on the light side and it has a surprisingly nimble feel on the road. The score—In addition to classic Jeep styling, the Patriot offers a nice blend of fuel-efficiency and utility in a compact value-packed package. The competition: Ford Escape: $24,499 - $42,299 Hyundai Tucson: $22,999 $34,449 Kia Sportage: $21,795 - $29,285 Mazda Tribute: $23,450 $34,995 Nissan Rouge: $24,695 - $29,298 Toyota RAV4: $24,345 - $34,390 With files from Bob McHugh. david.chao@leansensei.com

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Premier Gordon Campbell’s announcement that the provincial government will provide $205 million toward construction of eight more social housing buildings in Vancouver was big news. Funding for the eight buildings is in addition to six the government announced in March 2009. Total cost to construct the 14 buildings, which includes $20 million from the Streetohome Foundation, is $333 million. So where’s the government’s money coming from? According to Housing Minister Rich Coleman, a “major source” of the funding to construct the 14 buildings will come from the “sale and redevelopment” of the Little Mountain public housing project. Coleman’s statement was contained in a press release issued Tuesday after Campbell announced the funding for the social housing sites. Vision Vancouver Coun. Kerry Jang said Coleman’s comments confirm to him that money has exchanged hands between the government and Holborn Properties, the developer selected in May 2008 to redevelop the 15-acre site next to Queen Elizabeth Park. “As far as I understand, it’s been sold,” said Jang of the property. “So the province did receive money for the land but I don’t know what that amount is. The city has never known what that amount is. We’ve asked, but we’ve never been given an answer.”

Neither Coleman nor Holborn Properties returned messages left by the Courier Wednesday to discuss the sale of the land or how much money is directly funding the 14 sites. Former Vision councillor Jim Green, who is organizing community forums for Holborn on the Little Mountain redevelopment, confirmed the land was sold but didn’t have details. “The sale price is confidential, so even though I work for Holborn, I have no idea what that price was,” Green said. In June 2007, the city signed a memorandum of understanding with the government regarding the redevelopment of Little Mountain. The memorandum says the government will invest all of the net proceeds from the sale of the site into the development of social housing throughout B.C. According to COPE Coun. Ellen Woodsworth, any proceeds from the redevelopment of Little Mountain are at least three years away, since the project is still in the planning stages. Half the proceeds are to be invested in the city, according to the memorandum, which doesn’t provide dollar values of land or estimates on returns from the sale. Before most of it was demolished last fall, the 1954-era Little Mountain complex, located between Main and Ontario streets on property from 33rd to 37th avenues, had 224 units of social housing. The redevelopment calls for the 224 units to be replaced as part of a larger development. mhowell@vancourier.com


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‘Eat-in’ to digest poverty, global warming Jeremy Shepherd Contributing writer

In anticipation of the G8 and G20 summits in Ontario next month, a coalition of groups such as Oxfam Canada, Fair Trade Vancouver and Make Poverty History will hold their own conference, the Vancouver People’s Summit, on June 20. And their version includes free food. The eat-in, conceived as the modern version of a sit-in, is scheduled for Main Street, between 30th and 33rd avenues, as part of the neighbourhood’s car free day. It will include music, eating, information booths and tents occupying three blocks and set up by the various participating groups. The event will feature roundtable discussions about poverty, gender inequality, global warming and the global economy and will feature speakers from the David Suzuki Foundation, Greenpeace, and UBC’s sustainability program. Some chairs will be left empty, encouraging people to join in the conversation and enjoy free food. Hunter Moyes, one of the organizers of the event, expects 10,000 people to take part in the unique political conference. Moyes, who works as a chef in Vancouver, said serving free food is meant to be a hook to attract people who would never ordinarily participate in a politically themed event. Moyes said changing the face of social activism is critical. “We’re not seeing new faces and we’re feeling like we’re constantly preaching to the choir,” he explained. “The ignorance and the apathy of the younger generation is a target for us.” He said he hoped the combination of music, food, and entertainment would engage young people. Moyes added one of the missions of the event is to unite several activist factions, bridging gaps between environmental groups, social justice groups and Vancouver’s food culture.

“THE IGNORANCE AND THE APATHY OF THE YOUNGER GENERATION IS A TARGET FOR US.” Hunter Moyes

Moyes said he was motivated by the oil well disaster spilling oil into the Gulf of Mexico and what he referred to as “the farce of the Copenhagen climate change summit.” “We have a prime minister who has yet to address global warming on Canadian soil,” he said. Scott Andrews, one of the organizers of the event, said he hopes the event will become an annual tradition. He wants high school students to take part in the roundtable discussions and noted the event will include entertainment ranging from bhangra and folk music, as well as information booths. “It’s almost like a giant trade show for non-profits,” he said. Darlene Gage, program officer with the B.C. Council for International Cooperation, one of the groups participating in the event, said the summit is part of a long tradition of parallel conferences, and necessary to get more ideas heard at the G8 and G20 summits. “You can raise a lot of money and open a lot of schools, but if the governments of the world aren’t involved, [change] is going to take a bit longer,” she said. Avery Gottfried, who works with Fair Trade Vancouver and Engineers Without Borders, said the event will give people a chance to see the big picture. “It’s going to be more of a celebration than a summit,” he said. jshepherdcourier@gmail.com

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Four Vancouver police officers were in Ottawa May 26 to receive the Order of Merit of the Police Forces award from Gov. Gen. Michaelle Jean. Deputy Chief Steve Sweeney, Insp. Dean Robinson, Supt. Al Niedtner and Sgt. Shawn Coady were recognized for various achievements as members of the

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the governor general’s website. Robinson, who oversaw the department’s gang crime unit and drug sections, was also a leader in the uniform division of the B.C. Integrated Gang Task Force. “Inspector Dean Robinson was a key player in sending many gangsters to jail,” the write-up said. Niedtner was seconded to the Vancouver

2010 Integrated Security Unit as the VPD’s operations officer. Previously, he was a VIP security planner/ coordinator for numerous high-profile visits, including the 1984 papal visit, the Clinton-Yeltsin summit, the 1997 Asia Pacific Economic Conference and visits by the members of the Royal family and other heads of state.

“Special events and special visits from special people call for special policing,” the write-up said. Coady is best known for creating the Memorial Ribbon for fallen officers, which has become an international symbol by police in North America. Coady also wrote the VPD’s first crowd control unit manual and was one of the

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ophie Pierre looks pensively out the window of her Coal Harbour apartment toward the North Shore mountains. Such rare moments of peace and quiet are treasured in her hectic new life as chair of the B.C. Treaty Commission. It’s Pierre’s position that “certainty” through the signing of treaties is needed to stimulate economic development throughout the province. In Vancouver, the ongoing lack of certainty about aboriginal rights has some municipal officials worried another level of government is evolving to which they will have to answer. “I was always taught that if you want to get something done right, don’t ask somebody to do it for you,” says Pierre in a calm voice, while sipping a cup of tea. “The federal Indian Act makes it virtually impossible to get positive changes accomplished for First Nations people, but I think there are other ways to get things done, like using the treaty process. We need to get inventive.” Pierre’s business model emphasizes self-government for aboriginals based on sound economic planning, which is exactly what she accomplished with her own First Nation. The St. Mary’s band of Ktunaxa (pronounced ‘k-too-nah-ha’) people have lived near Cranbrook for more than 10,000 years. The arrival of Europeans irrevocably altered their lives, with the horrific legacy of residential schools still being felt. “I spent nine years at St. Eugene’s Mission School,” says Pierre calmly, “and I would never allow my children to go to such a horrible place. A lot of our people wanted the building burned down, but the idea was raised to transform the school into

a resort. That has been very successful.” After Pierre was elected St. Mary’s chief in 1978, that former source of humiliation has evolved into a $40 million, 4.5-star resort employing 250 people in summer peak season and generating in excess of $10 million annually in revenue for the Cranbrook region. It’s the fifth largest private employer in the area and a great source of pride. “Our business model is not like the exploitation of raw resources,” says Pierre. “The money doesn’t leave town and go to some foreign head office. It all stays home and benefits everyone in the community.” Approaching retirement age, Pierre might just well have collected a pension but that’s not her way. Upon her appointment as chair of the treaty commission in April 2009, she commissioned a report by PricewaterhouseCoopers that showed if all 60 First Nations involved in B.C.’s treaty process completed treaties by 2025, the province could receive $6.4 billion in economic benefits, after deducting the costs of reaching those treaties. In 2010 dollars (the value in today’s dollars of the stream of future income), that works out to $4.3 billion. The money would come in the form of new employment income generated both by First Nations and other British Columbians, estimated to increase by $14.4 billion over 40 years. “More than $1 billion has been wasted since 1993 in treaty negotiations with little to show for the money in many cases except for massive legal bills being paid for by the taxpayer,” says Pierre. “There’s no template for any treaty that will satisfy every First Nation. We have problems of overlapping territories throughout the province and many other serious issues to deal with, but we do have momentum building [with our new model]. What’s the option? Maintaining the

economy, outside of the energy sector, has been in constant decline for a decade and economic certainty in the form of signed treaties will invigorate investment in the province. “Sophie is very well regarded in the aboriginal community and there is obviously new energy being developed around the treaty process,” he says. “The Business Council of B.C. is very supportive of the treaty process and Sophie’s argument is increasingly being accepted among First Nations leaders, too. I think we’ll see a couple of dozen treaties signed in the next five to 10 years, and maybe five or six in the next year or two. What a treaty means is that it will allow each First Nation control over its own affairs, and that will help provide the certainty that the entire province needs.”

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The Tsleil-Waututh Nation plans to levy fees on projects within its newly defined map courtesy Tsleil-Waututh Nation territory. status quo is unacceptable. Nobody wants to live in poverty.” Jock Finlayson agrees. The executive vice-president of the Business Council of B.C. notes that B.C.’s resource-based

he B.C. treaty process currently has 60 First Nations, or 110 of the 198 B.C. Indian Act bands, working on 49 sets of negotiations. There are six stages in the process, ranging from “intent to negotiate” to final signed treaty. There are 44 First Nations in Stage 4 (agreement in principle) negotiations, and seven First Nations in Stage 5 negotiations (finalize a treaty) and one in Stage 6. The Tsawwassen First Nation was the first to sign a treaty April 3, 2009. Prior to the current treaty process, the Nisga’a signed an agreement that is considered a blueprint for present negotiations. It went into legal effect in April 2000. At the North Vancouver offices of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation (SLAY-wah-tooth, formerly known as the Burrard Band), there have been new developments since the Olympics ended that may pertain to furthering a treaty settlement. Continued on page 5


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Band plans to levy project fees within 413,000-hectare territory Continued from page 4 Leah George-Wilson, former chief and now the Tsleil-Waututh’s treaty negotiator, explains that her people want a settlement. Trouble is, they’ve been stuck in stage three (negotiating a framework agreement, agreeing on the subjects to be negotiated and an estimated time frame for stage four agreement-in-principle negotiations) for more than a decade. The Tsleil-Waututh are prepared to become just as inventive as the new treaty commissioner to achieve their own economic development. Only they may go outside of the treaty process to accomplish their plans, which may have far-reaching repercussions. “We have been in negotiations with the provincial government since 1995,” says George-Wilson, “and all we’ve heard is endless talk from bureaucrats who really have no power to do anything. We’ve repeatedly asked for written proposals, with exact dollar figures and land settlements, and we’ve never received one. It’s time to move on.” The Tsleil-Waututh Nation’s newest initiative has raised concerns among Lower Mainland municipal officials. The band has

circulated a “Stewardship Policy” to all local governments on whom it intends to levy various fees on certain projects within its newly defined territorial area, a 413,000hectare area spanning much of Metro Vancouver. The Tsleil-Waututh had previously defined their traditional territory for the purposes of treaty negotiations as being the North Shore, Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster and most of the Tri Cities—an area of 179,000 hectares. But its new stewardship policy sets out an area on lands wherever the TWN hunted, fished or had seasonal camps, an area more than twice as large. The 447-member band says municipal governments must pay these new fees as part of “their duty to consult and accommodate native bands” or else run the risk of illegally infringing First Nation interests. “The Olympics were a great moment for aboriginal people,” says George-Wilson. “It showed the world that these are our traditional lands and that we have aboriginal title, and that we need to be consulted about what happens on these lands. The Supreme Court has ordered that governments and First Nations

Treaty negotiator Leah George-Wilson says the Tsleil-Waututh must photo Dan Toulgoet be consulted about use of its territory. must consult and work together as equals. For instance, if the federal government decided to sell or re-develop any of their downtown Vancouver property, we’d expect to be consulted on that, in ad-

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vance, in writing. The Musqueam and Squamish people also claim traditional territory in downtown Vancouver, so there are overlapping claims and that’s also something that needs to be clarified

through the treaty process.” The TWN stewardship fees (which are subject to increase) include a $250 set-up fee; application fees ranging from $200 to $400 for Cultural Heritage Investigation Permits; and rates of $50 to $100 per hour to reimburse TWN staff members for time spent on any projects that require active involvement. Not paying the fees may mean facing court action, and some local politicians, such as Metro Vancouver’s treaty representative Ralph Drew, know the TWN aren’t kidding. Drew, who is also the mayor of the village of Belcarra, is keenly aware of the impact these new actions by TWN will have on municipal governments. Drew says that everyone he’s talked to in local municipal government is worried about the Stewardship Policy. Now the TWN is taking the position that municipal governments are an extension of the Crown and the same laws must apply to them as well. This could have serious ramifications for Lower Mainland property owners. Drew says regional leaders were left stunned after hearing band representatives lay out their policy last November. Continued on page 6

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Continued from page 5 The policies could result in massive delays for construction projects, add a new layer of bureaucratic costs, and leave TWN with a veto power that trumps local and regional plans. Drew fears that once other First Nations in the Lower Mainland hear about the policy, they may also start the same process. It’s unknown what would happen if different First Nations who claim the same traditional territory took opposing positions on the merits of any particular project because only a formally negotiated treaty could answer these complicated questions. Drew has first hand experience with what can occur if the TWN’s requests for project involvement are ignored. A $6-million project to build a new drinking water line under Burrard Inlet to serve Belcarra was held up for a year and that may be just the first of many projects that could be frozen by aboriginal interests if the First Nation relationship with municipalities is not clarified. “We spoke to the Federal government about the new stewardship policy and eventually they told us to deal with the Tsleil-Waututh directly,” says Drew, who also chairs the Lower Mainland Treaty Advisory Committee (LMTAC). Belcarra initially agreed to pay the $250 application fee but the village was subsequently presented an estimate of $34,000 for the total costs. TWN noted the fee was “not final and might be subject to further increases.” In the end, the band charged only the original $250. George-Wilson explains that amount was “for assisting the village with writing the proposal,” but the warning shot was heard loud and clear in many city halls.

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re these actions simply a calculated tactic by the Tsleil-Waututh to get the ear of provincial and federal officials and speed up the slow-mov-

Metro Vancouver treaty representative Ralph Drew fears other First Nations may copy the Tsleil-Waututh and freeze public projects. photo Dan Toulgoet ing treaty process? TWN’s GeorgeWilson says that’s false. She claims that Supreme Court of Canada’s rulings require that First Nations, as well as various levels of government, have a legal responsibility to “consult and participate” with each other, but the TWN’s main problem is that while certain levels of governments have budgets and staff to deal with processing infrastructure and development projects, First Nations like hers have no money at all. “All the money we have spent over the past decade on lawyers for treaty negotiations is borrowed money,” she says. “We need funding to pay our people for processing these development applications, not just on reserve but off reserve on our territory as well.”

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Exactly what type of property development would involve TWN’s stewardship policy is unclear. Tsleil-Waututh policy adviser Chris Knight told the Surrey Leader last November the policy is currently a “work in progress.” The band is not interested in delaying building permits or the extension of somebody’s deck but would want to study anything that disturbs the soil in areas of high cultural or archaeological importance. Knight said the band already receives 800 referrals a year from various project proponents but can’t afford to properly analyze them with its existing funding. He said the new fees are to simply recover costs, not become a profit centre. Continued on page 7


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Continued from page 6 Some “agencies” have already begun to pay the stewardship fees, but Knight refused to identify these agencies or the types of projects involved. He claimed the fees are “something that is understood if not welcomed” by the private sector, which knows there are necessary costs associated with project approvals. Peter Simpson, CEO of the Greater Vancouver Home Builders Association, says the private sector views the TWN’s new stewardship policy with great concern. Simpson says any attempt to charge aboriginal permits and fees on home construction or renovations is “wrongheaded” and could result in serious impacts on private property. He considers the Belcarra situation a “test case” for the TWN to see what reaction will occur. “These fees are another layer of bureaucracy that nobody needs,” he says. “I have a lot of empathy for the Tsleil-Waututh but this is the wrong way to go about getting attention. I am sure that homeowners all over the Lower Mainland are sure to be very concerned.” In an Oct. 15 letter to Victoria, LMTAC said the Tsleil-Waututh request “misrepresents” the province’s policy of consulting First Nations. MLA George Abbott, aboriginal relations and reconciliation minister, replied in a written statement that while the Crown has an obligation to consult First Nations on decisions impacting aboriginal rights, “there is no legal authority” for a First Nation to charge a fee to an individual

who is applying to government for a permit covering an activity on either Crown land or privately held land. Pierre doesn’t see it that way. “I’m not a lawyer,” says Treaty Commissioner Pierre, “but, generally speaking, I think the Supreme Court ruling gives the Tsleil-Waututh a leg to stand on.” Metro Vancouver officials also fear civicowned lands, including regional parks, will ultimately be handed over to native bands to secure treaties or reconciliation agreements. The province last year expropriated a 22-hectare portion of Metro-owned Pacific Spirit Regional Park and transferred it to the Musqueam band to settle a land dispute. Metro Vancouver is still challenging that transfer in court. Coun. Ellen Woodsworth, Vancouver’s LMTAC representative, says the matter of fees has been discussed at length both at the committee and at city council. Copies of the TWN stewardship policy have been distributed to all councillors for study. She says that according to the city’s legal counsel, the city has no legal need to consult with the Tsleil-Waututh or any other First Nation. “Municipalities are not at the treaty negotiation table, and we have no budgets or authority to deal with any of this,” says Woodsworth. “Municipalities are now getting caught up between First Nations and the province and the federal government, but treaty negotiations are not our responsibility. There is a great deal of unfounded

“I AM SURE THAT HOMEOWNERS ALL OVER THE LOWER MAINLAND ARE SURE TO BE VERY CONCERNED.” Peter Simpson

fear, whether by homeowners or at the municipal level, that First Nations issues such as this are going to affect them directly. People need to calm down and assess this rationally, but there is no doubt that we all have a responsibility to honour aboriginal land claims. It’s obvious that if the provincial government doesn’t sit down and solve these treaties, this kind of situation is exactly what will happen.”

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ot all B.C. bands are part of the treaty process. The Squamish First Nation has stopped negotiating, though it hasn’t officially pulled out of the process. “It’s not in our best interest to stay involved,” chief Gibby Jacob says. “In the end, because of the cost of lawyers, the process becomes something of a net loss. We have our own plans for economic development.” One of those plans is a massive development underneath the south end of the Burrard Bridge, which the Courier reported on last week. Then there are the “side deals”

outside of the formal treaty process that have added to uncertainty about how key Lower Mainland lands will be developed in the future. For instance, Richmond city council recently agreed to buy the Garden City lands for $59 million from the Musqueam, who have also laid claim to vast tracts of the Lower Mainland. With such huge amounts of cash being offered by governments, why would the Musqueam, or any other First Nation offered such deals, ever sign a formal treaty? “These side deals have nothing to do with the treaty process,” says Pierre. “The Musqueam deal had to do with litigation, not negotiation. My position is that we still need certainty through treaties to guarantee economic development.” Pierre insists its time to get past political ploys and tactics, get inventive, move forward, and settle treaties for the economic benefit of everyone. “The problem is that there are too many bureaucrats at the negotiating table who just want to keep discussions going forever,” says Pierre. “If we can’t abolish the federal Indian Act then we can simply get things done through the provincial treaty process, so First Nations people can finally get control over their own affairs and start to develop their own economy. It’s something that works for everybody. Whatever we have been doing to date is obviously not working, and personally I refuse to take no for an answer.” newsribe@shaw.ca

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allengarr The 14 sites were identified during Sam Sullivan’s term as mayor. But the pipeline for money from Victoria seemed to plug up soon after Coleman made some early commitments on the first six buildings. In fact, much of the funding commitment for the remainder is tied up with another project at Little Mountain. It was Victoria’s plan to sell that property at 33rd and Ontario and put half the revenue into these remaining eight sites. Tuesday’s announcement suggests a deal has taken place. [See related Little Mountain story on page 12.] The other interesting wrinkle in this deal, which also hails back to Sullivan’s time in office, is the promised contribution of $20 million towards the construction from the Streetohome Foundation. This organization was the brainchild of former city manager Ken Dobell and consultant Don Fairbairn. They were hired by

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World requires Robin Hood-style redistribution of wealth, fairness What a month. BP’s oil spill still gushing in the Gulf, a toxic smell rising from the Basi-Virk trial in Vancouver, and a gusher of sleaze flowing past the gargoyles on the Parliament buildings, as MPs from all four parties locked arms to prevent inspection of their finances. All this, as four of the biggest U.S. banks announced they posted profits on every single business day of the first quarter, even on the day the stock market did its death-defying, 1,000-point plunge. In other words, the megabanks are now disconnected even from the stock market’s casino economy, and are operating in a fairy realm run by Harvard-educated quants and inbred, ascot-wearing plutocrats. Speaking of mythic figures, where’s Robin Hood when you need him? I’m not referring to Russell Crowe’s latest outing at the cineplex, or Kevin Costner’s 1991 clusterflick. I mean the real thing. What if we could somehow combine a revenueredistributing highwayman with a government levy on business profits made by financial transactions? What if you could cross a swish-looking socialist in tights with a global banking tax? The “Robin Hood tax,” which has gained recent traction as a serious proposal in Europe, is designed as a very small tax on banks and other finance institutions that would raise billions around the word for governments to tackle social and environmental problems. Of course, the proposed levy of .05 per cent is not likely to act as brakes on all the credit sloshing around the global finance system, and there’s nothing to stop banks from passing on any losses to patrons in the form of new banking fees, added on “for your convenience.” Nevertheless, the notion so alarmed our prime minister that he dispatched finance minister Jim Flaherty and several other finance-friendly gophers around the world to agitate against it. Word has it that Harper himself was prepared to descend from a helicopter on Mount Ararat, wearing a Dubya-like flight suit emblazoned with RBC, TD and CIBC labels, and holding a tablet inscribed with the 11th Commandment, “Thou Shalt Not Mess With Bank Profits.” At best, we can expect a few impressive-sounding European committees to examine the Robin Hood tax, taking their sweet time shuffling papers and mumbling into microphones, before dismissing the proposal as “unworkable” or “premature.” But something’s got to give. Without some intel-

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geoffolson ligent redistribution of wealth away from the international banksters, there are plenty of trouble spots in training for Athens 2.0. Last week I rented a video of the uneven 1976 film Robin and Marian, in which a greyhaired Sean Connery returns home to Sherwood Forest after a 20-year absence. Sickened by the brutality of the Crusades, the middle-aged warrior tries to resurrect his relationship with Marian, played by a gloriously autumnal Audrey Hepburn. In one scene, Connery’s Robin confronts a nobleman sent by the king. “I’ve known your kind all my life. You’re everything I’m meant to fight. You’re the enemy. You gobble good red meat, and we get bread and cheese. The laws can’t touch you. There’s no crime you can be punished for, and we can shoot a deer and have our eyes put out.” Robin Hood, a Trickster figure who restores balance by correcting the uneven direction of plunder, would have a very busy schedule today. According to a late May CBS News report, BP contractors and the U.S. Coast Guard threatened to arrest broadcast journalists when they tried to film the oilpolluted shoreline of Louisiana. “Why are the criminals (BP) still in charge of the crime scene?” wrote one anonymous commentator on an Internet forum. “These bastards can destroy the entire Gulf, yet if I light up a f****in’ joint, I can still go to jail?” Many of our modern-day noblemen—the elected and unelected legislators of our times—exist in a bubble of privilege, disconnected from the people they nominally serve and serially screw. They’re as cheerfully out of touch as filmmaker Terry Gilliam’s version of Robin Hood. “Have you met them? The poor?” asks a vacuously grinning John Cleese in Time Bandits. “Oh you must meet them. I just know you’ll like them. Charming people. Of course they haven’t got two pennies to rub together, but that’s because they’re poor.” www.geoffolson.com

City manager Penny Ballem raked in $313,577 in 2009—her first year on the job after being hired by the ruling Vision Vancouver council. photo Dan Toulgoet To the editor: Re: “City manager, police chief top taxpayer-funded money makers,” May 19. Mike Howell’s article on the pay received by top city bureaucrats leaves the vague impression that salaries are out of line. But it fails to provide the benchmarks that would make it possible for readers to make an informed judgment on that score. How do the salaries in question compare to those paid by other cities the size of Vancouver? Is the salary paid to city manager Penny Ballem, hired, we are reminded, by “the ruling Vision Vancouver council,” appreciably higher than the salary of former city manager Judy Rogers, who served under the previous NPA-controlled council? Howell asks whether Ballem’s income is

“fair,” but by reference to what? I suspect that many readers would consider an annual income of $300,000 to be excessive since it’s vastly more than most people make. I am dismayed by political journalism that insinuates that something is amiss without supplying the necessary context. It is regrettable, too, that public servants should be disparaged in a front-page headline as “taxpayer-funded money makers.” I suppose the article might inspire the odd citizen to do some independent research on public sector compensation. But I rather suspect it will serve only to fuel more cynicism about people in public life. Stephen Phillips, Vancouver

Fired UBC tennis coaches are uncertified, unqualified We want

To the editor: Re: “‘Suspicious’ coach firings anger tennis community,” Letters, May 12. I have two questions for the angry patrons protesting recent firings of Elena Gishiyants and Thomas Thapper. First of all, why did some of those people supporting Elena Gishiyants resort to vandalism and threats to express their point of view? I hope that the RCMP focuses on finding the culprit(s) and that charges of public mischief or

vandalism are laid. My second question is an obvious one. If these two coaches are as extraordinary as purported by their clients, why are they not certified professionals? I would not consider taking lessons from an uncertified tennis or golf pro. If Elena and Thomas are as wonderful as their fans state, they need to get a job somewhere else, although they may need their certification. Michelle St.Louis, Vancouver

To the editor: I laughed aloud when I read people had a problem over the termination of uncertified coaches when a national program is being developed. It’s like NASCAR training by an unlicensed driving instructor: patently ridiculous. There are better places for these coaches to work, like Stanley Park. Jack Peterson, Vancouver

Courier wrong to highlight advocate’s party affiliation To the editor: Re: “False Creek advocate denies partisan motive,” May 19. With respect, your headline and article strikes me as the equivalent of “Dog doesn’t bite man!” Clearly you’re getting a lot of pushback, but I’m having great trouble understanding what possible relevance motives or partisan affiliation have to do with the False Creek Residents Association’s challenge of Concord’s ludicrously low tax assessment, which goes back 20 years and spans councils of all stripes. The association has not in any way challenged the motivation of the mayor or council or their ethics in the matter, something we have all taken great care to repeat to every journalist we’ve spo-

ken to. So I find the Courier’s questioning of Patsy McMillan’s motivation—she is someone who has dedicated her life to these issues as an unpaid volunteer— questionable at best, for a serious news organization. We are studiously unpartisan, non partisan and/or pan-partisan in our meetings, which regularly include Greens like Damian Kettlewell, NDP former cabinet officials like Fern Jeffries, COPE supporters and NPA supporters including myself as a former failed candidate, as noted. But the only thing the FCRA cares about in this matter is simple equity and fairness. Anyone opposed to that should question their own motives. Sean Bickerton, False Creek Residents Association

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he high degree of North American media interest in the recent British elections has been surprising and that contentious road safety issues have attracted some of this attention even more so. Perhaps the new Transport Secretary, Philip Hammond’s Cedric Hughes command of the sound bite explains it. On his first day on the job he said, “The war on the motorist is over,” which is surely an enticement. On one of the longest simmering issues Mr. Hammond promised to “end the way the country’s 33 million drivers have been targeted by an array of speed cameras,” and “stressed the coalition government would abide by a Tory manifesto promise not to fund any more fixed-position speed cameras. Councils could fund them if they had the money and could justify their use — but the money raised would go to the Treasury.” The effectiveness of the nationwide network of speed cameras in reducing fatalities has long been questioned by many led by [the late] Paul Smith, an engineer turned road safety expert. In 1999, as income from speed camera recorded offences approached £100 million a year, the previously downward trend in the number of fatal accidents had reversed. Nevertheless the government continued to focus its road safety strategy on speed, citing a government report to the effect that “excessive and inappropriate speed” contributed “far more than any other single [factor]…to casualties on our roads.” The report, however, didn’t actually say this. It identified many other factors from “driving without due care and attention to the influence of drink; from poor overtaking to nodding off at the wheel” and ranked “excessive speed” as a cause of crashes at only 7.3 per cent. Mr. Smith was so shocked by the government’s misuse of its own statistics that in 2001

he set up a website— www.safespeed.org. uk. Mr. Smith contended that speed cameras had created “a nation of drivers concentrating on compliance rather than safety.” He said that safe drivers learn to adjust their speed to remain safe in the prevailing road, Barrister & Solicitor weather and traffic conditions and that this adjustment is “an output from [the driver’s] own internal risk management system.” Yet implicitly the Department of Transport [DfT] was regarding speed as an “input” and denying that drivers were capable of managing risk. Mr.Smith charged the DfT with feeding the driving citizenry “a false dogma to justify its policies” that has infected our road safety industry, with millions now believing that the only way to safer roads is slower traffic.” Another group, Drivers Alliance, started in July 2008 to oppose road pricing and congestion charging—congestion being measured by speed of travel—is calling for the new government to mandate that speed limits on main roads respect the internationally recognized 85th percentile principle for setting optimum safe limits—the speed at which 85% of the traffic travels on a roadway. Arguing that under the Labour government many speed limits were set too low for political and ideological reasons, Drivers Alliance says that “speed limits should be set to keep traffic moving, minimize journey times and keep the roads safe.” And the debate goes on.

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letters To the editor: I think there is a real problem with the way the Vancouver School Board runs the summer school program. My understanding of this program was it is to help students who didn’t pass that particular subject that year so they did not fall behind. Well, VSB posts registration on May 1 to take summer school, the classes were all filled by about May 10. No marks are really in yet so parents/students are not sure if they have passed or failed this subject unless they are doing very poorly. What I have observed in the past is that the classes are filled with children going ahead in their school year. This leaves the children who have not passed no place to go! They could take this course online, hopefully but with no instructions, no guidance—that forces parents to hire tutors and hope that the child still does not fall behind. I seriously believe something is wrong with this system. Nancy O’Toole, Vancouver

Summer school desks fill up fast with students looking for an photo Dan Toulgoet educational edge. To the editor: Thanks for writing about this issue and bringing it to the attention of folks who might not be aware that taxpayers are funding these summer school programs. As a parent of two elementary school-aged children, the fact that we are funding these programs leaves me fuming! We are facing so many cuts in our school system, school trustees have voted to reduce the number of days our children are in school, there are potential staff cuts and the fear of losing important essential

services for students who require additional help. And here we are providing parents with the opportunity to give their kids an “edge” over others in education and a chance to socialize and hang out with their friends throughout the summer. All provided at no cost! In my opinion, summer school should be provided at no cost for students who have failed a school program. I feel very strongly that the VSB needs to shift its priorities. Tamara Boucher, Vancouver


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Smoke screen?

Should people who move into the 252 apartments slated for affordable housing at the Olympic Village be allowed to smoke in them? Absolutely, a human rights activist might say. Others, such as B.C. Housing and the city, still haven’t decided. The city owns the 252 units and is accepting applications from prospective tenants to rent the apartments, which are spread among three buildings. As I reported Wednesday, half will be rented at market rates to people such as firefighters, police officers and nurses. The other half, which equals 126 units, will go to people who require subsidized housing. All three buildings will be managed by one or more non-profit societies yet to

be chosen by the city. That is supposed to happen soon and tenants could move in by August. In researching details for my story, I noticed on B.C. Housing’s online housing registry that some of its housing complexes require tenants to sign a “smokefree addendum.” So that means tenants living at the Comox Street Development in the West End can’t smoke because they’ve agreed not to. Same goes for tenants in the Maclean Park Extension complex at Jackson and Keefer streets. Back in February, during the 2010 Winter Games, Mayor Gregor Robertson announced the Village was certified as the “greenest, most energy efficient and sustainable neighbourhood in the world.” Or, in bureaucratic speak, the Village was given “LEED Platinum certification.” In English, that translates to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and factors such as “indoor environmental quality” are considered in the certification. So back to the question— should people be allowed

City officials have not yet devised a smoking policy for the 252 apartments photo Dan Toulgoet slated for affordable housing at the Olympic Village. to spark up cigs in the units at the Village? “We haven’t discussed that,” said Dennis Carr, the city’s assistant director of social infrastructure. “That hasn’t come up. I’ll add it to my list.”

Added Carr: “It’s not my area of expertise, but I don’t believe we got any LEED points for making it a smoke-free building. Now that we’ve had the conversation, I’ll check it out.”

Booster’s millions

More on that announcement Tuesday by Premier Gordon Campbell that eight more social housing sites will be built in Vancouver… One of those sites, at 1601

West Seventh Ave., happens to be across the street from the Courier’s office. The $13.4 million project will have 62 apartments when it’s completed over the next two years. The Katherine Sanford Housing Society and the Motivation Power and Achievement Society, which managed the temporary homeless shelter on West Fourth, will operate the building. As many journos reported Tuesday, the Streetohome Foundation kicked in $20 million toward the construction of the eight sites. But the private foundation still has to raise the money. Business magnate Frank Giustra—yes, that’s the same guy who hangs with former U.S. president Bill “Bubba” Clinton—has kicked off the fundraising campaign with a $5 million gift. Giustra is chairman of the foundation’s fundraising campaign. And according to a release from the foundation, his gift will go directly to the development of the West Seventh Avenue site and another at 1237 Howe St. mhowell@vancourier.com


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According to Coun. Kerry Jang who heard it from housing minister Rich Coleman, the Little Mountain housing project has been sold. photo Dan Toulgoet

Little Mountain sale will buy social housing Mike Howell Staff writer

Premier Gordon Campbell’s announcement that the provincial government will provide $205 million toward construction of eight more social housing buildings in Vancouver was big news. Funding for the eight buildings is in addition to six the government announced in March 2009. Total cost to construct the 14 buildings, which includes $20 million from the Streetohome Foundation, is $333 million. So where’s the government’s money coming from? According to Housing Minister Rich Coleman, a “major source” of the funding to construct the 14 buildings will come from the “sale and redevelopment” of the Little Mountain public housing project. Coleman’s statement was contained in a press release issued Tuesday after Campbell announced the funding for the social housing sites. Vision Vancouver Coun. Kerry Jang said Coleman’s comments confirm to him that money has exchanged hands between the government and Holborn Properties, the developer selected in May 2008 to redevelop the 15-acre site next to Queen Elizabeth Park. “As far as I understand, it’s been sold,” said Jang of the property. “So the province did receive money for the land but I don’t know what that amount is. The city has never known what that amount is. We’ve asked, but we’ve never been given an answer.” Neither COPE Coun. Ellen Woodsworth nor NPA Coun. Suzanne Anton said they were privy to any information related to a land deal between Holborn and the government. “I would assume if Coleman is saying he’s using the money from the sale of the land, then I guess it was sold,” Woodsworth said. “But I never heard any details about what the amount was and when it had taken place.”

“THE CITY HAS NEVER KNOWN WHAT THAT AMOUNT IS.” Kerry Jang

Woodsworth pointed out any proceeds from the redevelopment of Little Mountain are at least three years away, since the project is still in the planning stages. Neither Coleman nor Holborn Properties returned messages left by the Courier Wednesday to discuss the sale of the land or how much money is directly funding the 14 sites. Former Vision councillor Jim Green, who is organizing community forums for Holborn on the Little Mountain redevelopment, confirmed the land was sold but didn’t have details. “The sale price is confidential, so even though I work for Holborn, I have no idea what that price was,” Green said. In June 2007, the city signed a memorandum of understanding with the government regarding the redevelopment of Little Mountain. The memorandum says the government will invest all of the net proceeds from the sale of the site into the development of social housing throughout B.C. Half the proceeds are to be invested in the city, according to the memorandum, which doesn’t provide dollar values for the land or estimates on returns from the sale. Before most of it was demolished last fall, the 1954-era Little Mountain complex had 224 units of social housing. The redevelopment calls for the 224 units to be replaced as part of a larger development. The scale of the mixed-use project has not been finalized, with more community forums expected next month to determine the shape, size and height of the complex. The L-shaped parcel of land is located between Main and Ontario streets and occupies the property from 33rd to 37th avenues. mhowell@vancourier.com


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Morning bus rides and sharing a site with older students prompts complaint

Francophone parents take province, school board to court Naoibh O’Connor Staff writer

A Vancouver francophone school’s parent group launched legal proceedings in B.C. Supreme Court earlier this month to uphold its minority language rights within

the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The petition, on behalf of Rose-des-Vents primary school’s parent advisory council and parent Joseph Pagé, is against the provincial government and the French-language school board—Conseil

scolaire francophone de la Colombie-Britannique or CSF. It was filed with B.C. Supreme Court May 14. Parents argue their school facilities are inferior to English school facilities. There are three francophone schools in Vancou-

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into two catchment areas for francophone students, separated by Main Street, which means some students have lengthy travel times. Rose-des-Vents, located at 5445 Baille St. near VanDusen Gardens, enrols just over 300 students, although it’s built for 175. It adjoins the recently built École secondaire JulesVerne, which can accommodate 350 students. The elementary and high school students share the gym, cafeteria and theatre and some students have classes in the high school portion of the site and share washrooms.

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Parents complain some Rose-des-Vents students spend more than an hour on the school bus each morning to reach their “inadequate school site,” which they share with much older high school students. Represented by Toronto lawyer Nicolas Rouleau, they argue the conditions breach section 23 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, which guarantees instruction and facilities for Vancouver’s French-language schools equivalent to those in Vancouver’s English-language schools. The petition doesn’t specify how it wants the government to remedy the situation. It seeks a ruling that rights are being breached while leaving it up to the school board and province to provide a solution. Parent Joseph Pagé lives in Dunbar and has a 10-year-old son in Grade 4 at Rose-des-Vents. He said the primary school was promised a new school by the time JulesVerne was built, but that didn’t happen. “I know [sharing sites] happens in Vancouver on the English side, but they’re clearly split off

from each other. In our case, they’re intermingled and it just leads to problems… you have the older kids with much younger kids—that leads to all sorts of issues. The older kids have a different language, foul language, and they talk about different issues,” Pagé said. “It’s never a good idea to go to court. However, we’ve been trying to negotiate with the school board and the province for the past two or three years—telling them there was a breach of rights, telling them that it was a problem that needed to be fixed. It just hasn’t really gone anywhere. As right holders, we had to move forward.” Parents are convinced families are leaving Rosedes-Vents over concerns about the facilities, while others don’t even consider enrolling their children. Lawyer Nicolas Rouleau said the parent group is moving forward by “petition” rather than by an “action” because the latter route would take longer and require a trial. He hopes for a resolution by September. “Our position is that it’s urgent. We need things resolved as quickly as possible. The problem is parents who are thinking this is never going to get solved and [deciding] we’re just going to take our kids out and send them to Englishlanguage school.” On March 5, the CSF announced it was launching a legal challenge on constitutional grounds against the B.C. government to get the Ministry of Education to “recognize the constitutional obligations of the CSF and to provide it with the means of fulfilling these obligations towards the francophone population of British Columbia.” The CSF is not commenting on either case until next week at the earliest. In a statement to the Courier, Education Minister Margaret MacDiarmid said the matter is before the courts. “However, I can say that our government is aware of the constitutional obligations and we are working to meet the needs of francophone students and their parents.” noconnor@vancourier.com


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Get them hooked early. That’s what the Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition hopes to accomplish through Bike to School Week (May 31 to June 4), being held in conjunction with Bike to Work Week (May 31 to June 6). The week promotes sustainable transportation and celebrates biking. This year the group launched a website making it easier for students to participate. Adults, whether they’re teachers, school staff or parents, can register students as a class or other group on the site, which tracks participants and teams, kilometres biked, trips taken and the associated greenhouse gas reduction. Lisa Slakov, VACC’s Bike to School program coordinator, said the idea is to get

as many students participating as possible, particularly first-time riders, and change their commuting habits. Slakov visited École Bilingue near West 14th and Alder on Wednesday as part of the build-up for the week. The school earned a Bike Friendly School award for its enthusiasm and effort to encourage cycling. It has a bike committee where new ideas are presented and volunteers try to improve traffic safety for pedestrians and cyclists with a map of safe routes to school, sending out cycling safety information in school newsletters and adding road markers to prevent cars from parking in the school’s no stopping zones, which creates a safer bike arrival area for students. Other schools winning Bike Friendly School awards from VACC this month include David Thompson and Windermere secondary. “The ultimate goal is to get as many children and staff and parents [on bikes] as we can. We’re working on the same principal as the Bike to Work Week where we get a number of

Bike to School program coordinator Lisa Slakov gives a quick maintenance lesson to École Bilingue students Fergus Horrobin and Fiona King. photo Dan Toulgoet first-time riders joining in on a celebratory basis who then get hooked and realize that they can do it on a longer term basis,” Slakov said. “They’re our future riders so we’ve got to get them hooked early.” For more information, check out VACC’s website at vacc.bc.ca.

Moving on

The Vancouver School Board is losing three key

staff at year’s end. Senior managers Gary Little and Sonia Hutson are retiring, while Lynn Green has been named CEO of the Dalai Lama Centre for Peace and Education in Vancouver. Word of their departure comes mere months after Steve Cardwell took the helm as the district’s new superintendent. Little, Hutson and Green are the three associate superintendents most closely associated

with schools, with each responsible for a different area of the city—north, centre and south. Three additional associate superintendents cover continuing and international education, human resources and learning services. Board chair Patti Bacchus told me it’s entirely coincidental that the three are leaving the district at the same time, while acknowledging the VSB doesn’t

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With church attendance a fraction of the height reached in the last century, a Fraser Street church hopes it can survive and flourish as it marks its first century next month. The Anglican Bishop Hills Memorial Church of St. Mary the Virgin will celebrate 100 years June 27. Rev. John Firmston, the priest in charge at St. Mary’s, located on East 50th Avenue near Fraser Street, said the parish is in a state of flux. “We’ve had to face the possibility of closure,” he said. Bill Atkinson, a trustee at the church, said St. Mary’s regularly welcomed 350 families every week in 1937. About 30 people regularly attend services these days. “I’m one of the younger ones and I’m 67,” he said. Firmston wants to remove any barriers standing between someone pondering spirituality and the church. “I would want to view the church as a place with no guest list and no bouncer,” he said. Firmston said the church, which he hopes to transform into something resembling a community centre and a performing arts academy, needs to do a better job of integrating into the multicultural neighbourhood of Fraser Street. “We’ve been a cultural island in a sea of diversity,” he said. The church will host a booth at the South Hill Fraser Street Festival this weekend, a celebration that includes street performers and art projects. Looking ahead, Firmston hopes volunteers at the church can help provide an ESL program, preschool, ballet and subsidized music lessons for children. He also hopes to provide free counselling services with a volunteer psychologist who attends the church. “I don’t consider baptism or confirmation as important for rites of member-

“WE’VE BEEN A CULTURAL ISLAND IN A SEA OF DIVERSITY.” Rev. John Firmston

ship,” he said, describing the ecumenical atmosphere he hoped to foster. The church, named after George Hills, the first bishop of the Anglican diocese of B.C., held its first service in a café on Fraser Street in 1910. In 1911, a small church was moved to the current location by a team of horses. Construction on a new, larger church that is still part of St. Mary’s today was completed in 1914. Firmston said the church has changed greatly since its inception in 1910. “Christian faith was very much attached to the government,” he said, describing conditions that he views as antithetical to the religion. John Wright started attending the church in 1986 because the priest was married to his brother-in-law’s sister. Wright, 71, praised the church for making every outsider feel welcome. “We’d certainly like to get some younger people involved.” Dennis Allen, 82, said he’s been going to the church for more than half a century, christening both his son and daughter there. He said both his children are now in their 50s. “Things were a little rough moneywise,” said Allen, a member of the church’s board of directors, recalling the church’s financial condition in 1960. Allen said recent years have also been tough on the church, but he’s optimistic. “We don’t have the crowds that we did years ago,” he said. “We survived and we’re going to continue to survive.” jshepherdcourier@gmail.com


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Unshackle the chains that prevent you from being happy Dr. Davidicus Wong Contributing writer

Your family and others who see you often have stable images of who you are. They know how you dress, how you talk and how you act. They could predict how you would react in a variety of situations. They think they know you well. You might, too. But what if you acted out of character? If you are known as an easygoing, perhaps even passive person, what would they think if you stood your ground and spoke up when someone was pushing you around? If you’re seen as impatient and explosive, what if you started reflecting before acting and gave an uncharacteristically measured response? The news tells us of previously quiet people going postal and high school loners lashing out against their peers. Later, we learn of their underlying psychopathology and rage. Sometimes, we hear of individuals acting out of character in positive ways—ex-cons renouncing their previous lifestyles and making positive contributions to society. Who are the real people? The characters others assumed them to be, or the selves acting out? And if you acted out or exploded out of character, does this reflect the real you—your hidden demons or strengths, sides of yourself long repressed, your unresolved conflicts, desires or frustrations? When children act out, their actions do not necessarily reflect their real selves. In fact, there may be no reflection at all. They may be overwhelmed with emotion—anger, frustration or sadness. If these feelings were addressed before reaching their boiling points, their responses would be more appropriate. When adults are burned out, when their relationships are conflicted, or when they are clinically depressed, they can explode in unpredictable ways. The response of acting out might not be reflective of the immediate situation. The response itself may simply be a symptom of deeper underlying challenges. Sometimes, acting out can be a wake-up call or a meditation gong. When we find ourselves doing things we normally don’t, we may awaken to feelings and deep psychosocial issues previously out of our conscious awareness. If your life is not what you want it to be, you have a choice. You can continue to live a life of quiet desperation and risk exploding and acting

out in unpredictable, socially inconvenient ways. Or you can acknowledge your double life—the you that you and the world are accustomed to, and the complete individual hidden from view, aching to be expressed and to feel fulfilled. I’ve written about our life stories and how we are all co-

authors of these stories. The tale we tell ourselves day after day may empower or limit our hearts and our minds. They can restrict our potential or they can inspire us. We must continually review, revise and rewrite our own stories. We have to give up and let go of anything that holds us back from growing

and achieving our emotional potentials and our potential for happiness. This may mean letting go of the old stories of past resentments and suffering, of our own mistakes, and the harm caused by others. We must each take up the calling to reflect, recreate and rediscover our true selves. As with the act of

writing fiction, the creation of your real life is an act of discovery. You must be authentic—true to yourself, your values and your emotions. To break out is to express yourself; you may not have chosen the song or the key, but as with jazz, you can still improvise and play the

music as only you could. To break out is to sound your voice, loud and clear, and to tell your own story. Dr. Davidicus Wong is a family physician. His Healthwise column appears regularly in this paper and his Internet radio show can be heard on positiveworldradionetwork.weearth.com.

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Salvatore Ferragamo’s Karine Fawcett (left) and Ports 1961’s Chantelle Wong offered designer handbags at the Vancouver Opera auction.

Filmmaker Bob Christie and UBC CampOUT camp director Anna White attend the screening of Christie’s Beyond Gay: The Politics of Pride.

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(l-r) Junior Achievement students Cynthia Su and Calvin Kam and JA program coordinator Pauline Chan saw $500,000 raised at the JABC dinner.

In the bag: Fashion met philanthropy at Vancouver Opera’s third PURSEsuasion Designer Bag auction and luncheon at Daniel Boulud’s award-winning DB Bistro. Cat fights almost ensued for the season’s hottest handbags! Among the offerings were bags by Miu Miu, Chanel, Gucci, and Ports 1961. Salvatore Ferragamo’s highly coveted Fiametta handbag fetched the afternoon’s highest bid of $2,000. Proceeds from the lunch hour luau will benefit VO’s mounting of Cinderella to 50,000 kids around B.C. All grown up: Vanhattan’s beloved Improv troupe finds a new home. After years at the Revue Stage they’ve moved out of their parent’s basement and into their new home— the former Model Trains Museum at the entrance to Granville Island. Artistic director Jay Ono welcomed guests to the short on speeches, long on schmooze wingding at their new $1.1 million 186-seat Improv Centre. As a housewarming gift, the company received nearly $500,000 from MP James Moore and Canada Cultural Spaces Fund. And the winner is: Nearly 1,000 foodies and industry professionals gathered to eat, drink and celebrate at the 21st annual Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. Blue Water Café swept earning Resto of the Year, Chef of the Year (Frank Pabst) and Best Seafood. Hear Fred Monday morning on CBC Radio One’s The Early Edition AM690 and 88.1FM; Email Fred at yvrflee@ hotmail.com; Follow Fred on Twitter: @FredAboutTown.

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Pre-1971 rods and customs, Fender Skirt girls, monster shirt painters, Raygun Cowboys, Zipguns and pancake breakfasts. So what are you doing this weekend? If all of the above sounds appealing, then you might want to check out the fourth annual Grease n’ Grind show n’ shine this weekend at Pat’s Pub (403 East Hastings). The fun starts at noon outside in the parking lot with the show n’ shine of the Lower Mainland’s best hot rods and custom built cars (and maybe a few two wheeler types). Monster painters Myk Rock and Petty will be roaming around ready to paint your white T-shirt with an original design. The music gets underway at 8 p.m. with openers Duomatic System, the Zipguns and headliners The Raygun Cowboys who, as their name might suggest, mix rock n’ roll with roots and rockabilly. Tickets are $12 and available at Red Cat Records and Pat’s Pub.

Show: Grease n’ Grind at Pat’s Pub May 29 Poster artist: Steve Chase (and Dan DeCarlo)

Madama Mihoko

Making her Vancouver Opera début in Madama Butterfly, opening Saturday night at the Q.E. Theatre, is Japanese soprano Mihoko Kinoshita, one of the world’s most in-demand Butterflies (Cio-Cio-San). “Her every inflection, physical as well as vocal, is real. Her death is nearly unbearable,” gushes the Detroit News. What? She dies? Thanks for giving away the ending Detroit News. The story, which is universally known of course, is set in Nagasaki, where a pleasure-seeking American naval officer leases a house and weds a young geisha, who quickly bores him. That’s a man for you. When he abandons her and then returns to claim their child, Butterfly is devastated and dishonoured. Thanks to the Detroit News, we all know what happens next. But don’t let that deter you from seeing a heart-breaking opera. Madama Butterfly runs May 29, June 3, 5, 8 and 10. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Call 604-683-0222 of visit www.vancouveropera.ca for tickets.

Radio classic

Return to the thrilling days of 1937 with Wax Poetic Radio, which presents a one-of-a-kind live event of “The Chicken Heart,” the radio classic about a lab experiment gone wrong, written by legendary radio writer/producer Arch Oboler. The original “Lights Out” version apparently left such an impression on Bill Cosby that he recounted his experience of hearing it for the first time on his 1966 album Wonderfulness. The June 1, 8:30 p.m. event at Café Deux Soleil is a fundraiser for CFRO, Vancouver’s Independent Cooperative Radio Station. Go to www.poetryradio. blogspot.com for more details.

In-demand Japanese soprano Mihoko Kinoshita as Cio-Cio-San performs alongside James Valenti as Lt. Pinkerton in the opera Madama Butterfly.

Italian cinema

The Pacific Cinémathèque continues its 15-film retrospective on the legendary Italian director Francesco Rosi until June 10. (“One of the great modern directors,” famous film critic Pauline Kael once wrote). Rosi’s career spans five decades and includes the 87-year old director’s work in Italian neorealism, family drama, crime story, political exposé, documentary form and even fantasy. Visit www. cinematheque.bc.ca or call 604-688-FILM for the film schedule.

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BIA and buskers band together

We hate buskers. Yes, they can be talented, and are frequently beloved of camera-toting tourists from Wisconsin. We’ve just been jealous of street performers ever since our own K&K Live! one-person show bombed so dramatically at the corner of Granville and West 71st Avenue during the Olympic Winter Games. We thought we rocked with our sizzling combination of spoons, banjo, dramatic monologue and tantric-inspired improv bodypainting featuring audience participation, but the folks in Marpole thought differently. So did the Vancouver Police Department. So when we see buskers having success downtown, well, we’re envious. But we’re putting our envy aside to give a shoutout to both street rapper Marc Stokes, aka UN-1, and Charles Gauthier of the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association who worked together with the city to extend busker performing hours on weekends this summer at four stops on Granville Street. The business folks want to liven up downtown at night with music and busking. Buskers like Stokes want to earn

a living, and say extended hours are key to making better tips. We support them. As long as this temporary deal includes a ban on both pan flutes and Nickelback covers, we think longer hours are a great idea and encourage the city to go further. And we’re keen to note this remarkable partnership between a guy who rhymes on the street and the merchant suits downtown. They have their own separate interests here, but they’re also thinking of what works best for Vancouver to make the city a livelier place. That’s rare. Then again, maybe Gauthier being involved is not so unusual. We’ve been a fan of his ever since his YouTube video surfaced in which he mashed up footage of his sick bongo moves and Bono-like presence with the keyboard cat and the guy who did “Chocolate Rain.” Chuck, we could use you in Marpole.

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If you’re like us—and we know some of you are—seeing people litter can conjure our inner Freddy Kruger. Thankfully, we are a balanced bunch here at K&K and keep our anger in check by sharing our feelings here,

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Violin genius Kala Ramnath, considered the torch bearer of North Indian classical music, is joined on the Norman Rothstein Theatre stage May 29 at the JCC by tabla player Abhijit Banerjee, himself a well regarded tabla player and highly sought after Indian classical musician with 20 years experience. Ramnath also has serious vocal training under her belt, which means this concert might earn the “unforgettable” tag. Tickets at Highlife Records (1317 Commercial Dr.)

there and ever ywhere. Having said that, we’d like to give a shoutout to the thousands of volunteers who came out during these last four weeks to Keep Vancouver Spectacular. Now in its 15th year, KVS has become a city-wide clean-up celebration during the month of May. When it first began in 1996, 1,500 volunteers took to the city’s streets, lanes and shorelines cleaning up the garbage self-centred doughheads left behind. Last year, a whopping 17,475 volunteers in 130 groups filled more than 6,000 bags of litter. (Stats for this year are still being compiled.) May is, of course, the official Keep Vancouver Spectacular month, but we applaud all those who kay-vee-es (we’ve decided to make KVS a verb) all year round. You are good, fine people, and though you rarely get recognition for the year-round thankless job, know that you are greatly appreciated. As for you scum bag litter bugs with hearts of ice, we can only hope that when you meet your maker—if there is such a thing—you spend eternity in a dumpster filled with rotting food and foraging rats.


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Brian Fowke may have been down but don’t ever count him out. The Vancouver chef has had his share of disappointments over the last few years, from the demise of Rare to the failure of Metro and the brief flash of Mon Bella Bistoria—a Franco-Italian hybrid that never really got off the ground. “Things happen in life,” says Fowke, who attributes some of the problems to a lack of business experience. “We ran up against some obstacles—and it’s all part of where I am today.” Fowke is still at the former Mon Bella location—near Burrard and First Avenue—but it’s now called Kitsilano Daily Kitchen. And it’s all about everything fresh and spontaneous. This time around there are no investors, says the chef, who adds that his latest venture is a return to the fundamentals. “When I go to a restaurant, I never order à la carte. I always order off the fresh sheet—that’s the concept behind Daily,” says Fowke. “I just want to be out there and doing it, finding the food every day and bringing it back to prepare. The concept is so clear and simple. It fits my notion of what it would take to be in a perfect world for a chef.” Fowke has always been focused on ingredients. That was the main idea behind Rare. However, this time around, the produce and meats are more seasonal than hard-to-find and—especially given the times—the setting is a whole lot more informal than the white linen predecessors. Settle in to Daily Kitchen and you’ll find a small but mouth-watering selection based entirely on Fowke’s foraging, which might have taken him to Steveston to buy produce or to the original Bosa Foods on Commercial Drive, where he sometimes “gets lessons from older Italian ladies.” “They’ll ask me what I’m going to do with the prosciutto—and then they’ll tell me what to do with it,” says Fowke, who wakes up each day with a head full of recipes and ideas. Talking with the producers often brings a

Kitsilano Daily Kitchen chef Brian Fowke shows off his seared Copper photo Tim Pawsey River salmon with fingerling potatoes and arugula. whole new dimension as well. Fowke is also proud of the way he uses every aspect of what he finds. With Muscovy duck from Abbotsford’s Thiessen’s Farm, he’ll serve the breast on the first day, make confit on the second and then the rest winds up in the stock pot. “I do that with every dish. Even now the beets we get have the tops on so we can make a beet salad the first day and then use the roots the next,” he says. He’s also the first to admit that he’s no longer putting out $10 and $12 pastas. “It just doesn’t work.” He also says there’s a cost to working with small lot, high quality ingredients such as a precisely seared filet of Copper River salmon, with saffron fondant fingerling potatoes and hand picked, wild California baby arugula. Fowke and his sommelier—German born, Swiss-trained Thomas Rethage who came for the Olympics and stayed—also work hard on their wines, which are mid-premium selec-

tions, with plenty by the glass. So far the response to Fowke’s fresh daily approach has been good. “Once people understand just what’s on the plate, they also understand the value,” he says. “The best comment I get is ‘We can taste the freshness.’ When people say that, it’s a great feeling.” Kitsilano Daily Kitchen (1809 West First Ave., 604-569-2741) is open for dinner Tues.-Sat. Entrees range from mid$20s, with a $65 chef’s tasting menu also offered. Reservations recommended. info@hiredbelly.com

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When Marcus Mosley, Will Sanders and Ron Small first got together in a recording studio four years ago, they knew they had something special. The men had been called in to do background vocals for blues legend Jim Byrnes’ album House of Refuge, when they became aware of their chemistry. “It went really, really well. In fact they were so pleased with the way things went that Jim was talking about taking us on the road with him to promote the CD. But there was just a certain kind of magic that was there,” explains Mosley. Byrnes ended up giving them their name, which means journeyer or traveller, and the singers recorded their first album Hold On, with local producer Steve Dawson, in 2007. (The Sojourners and the Steve Dawson Band perform June 4 at a Presentation House fundraiser in North Vancouver.) “The blend of [Steve’s] roots and folk strength and our gospel background created a wonderful kind of hybrid sound that you don’t hear a lot, it was like a great marriage,” says Mosley.

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ing to Mosley. But it was praise from his friend, local jazz, blues and gospel artist Dee Daniels, that really struck a chord. “I saw her a month ago and she said ‘Marcus, this album is definitive. This album you guys have found your voice, you’ve found your niche and it’s a great album and you guys should just keep on doing what you’re doing.’ Coming from her that’s a major compliment.” Most recently the group was touring in Holland for 10 days—a pleasure and a pain at the same time. “Touring is hard, when you have three old men . . . travelling together, it can have its moments,” he laughs. They’re glad to be back home and performing for local fans at Presentation House Theatre’s annual fundraiser concert next Friday “It’ll be basically gospel with some of the civil rights stuff. We might even throw a little R&B in there,” says Mosley. Hosted by Gary Jones, the concert also includes a live auction at 7 p.m, with wine and appetizers. Tickets are $60 in advance, $70 at the door. Go to www.phtheatre.org for tickets and more information. mkrishnan@nsnews.com

The record featured songs that were as much about gospel as they were about social justice. “Gospel music was a strong part of the civil rights movement, politically. So we focus on that part as well, speaking out on social justice issues and human rights issues, those kinds of things,” says Mosley. All three group members bring a different perspective, tied into where they grew up in the U.S., he adds. Small, a Chicago native, began his professional singing career in the U.S. Air Force while Mosley, who was born in a small town in Texas, did missionary work for 10 years. Sanders’ family actually founded a church in Alexandria, Louisiana, where he grew up. “So we have various connections to the church...But we’re not evangelists,” stresses Mosley. “We’re more about the form, the musical form... We’re not out to convert folks, that’s the thing.” Their latest self-titled album features songs about social issues, including “Neighbourhood,” which talks about inner city struggles including alcoholism and child abuse. But by and large, the focus is on traditional gospel music. Feedback has been positive from North America and Europe, accord-

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Also known as the Bottle Tipper, a cozy unassuming restaurant and bistro serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and supports local artists. Offers a simple but delicious menu of fresh food. www.thebottletipper.com 2066 Kingsway at Victoria 604.873.1010 $$

Breakfast – Lunch

Paul’s Place Omelettery Restaurant

Just moments from Granville Island, in Art Gallery Row on the South Granville rise. Paul’s Place Omelettery Restaurant uses only the finest ingredients, and everything on the menu is prepared on site fresh daily. You’ll definitely leave this cheery, licensed café feeling satisfied. Open Daily 7am – 3 pm 2211 Granville Street @ 6th Avenue 604.737.2857 $ – $$

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Greek

Tsolias Taverna

Neighbourhood Greek restaurant in business since 1991. Visit Tsolias tonight and celebrate the Greek Way with a selection of dishes to choose from such as souvlaki, roast lamb, and more. Dine in lunch specials as low as $6.75. 2217 East Hastings 604.251.6010 $$

Grill

Ricky’s All Day Grill

Everyone feels welcome at Ricky’s. Our menu is large, comfortable and tasty. With over 100 items, Ricky’s has something for every taste. From signature breakfasts to big-elicious burgers to steak and ribs, we’ve got it covered. 111 Dunsmuir Street (at Beatty) 604.602.9233 $$ Waterfront Centre – 200 Burrard Street 604.669.2781 $$

The Sojourners perform June 4 with the Steve Dawson Band at a fundraiser for Presentation House Theatre.

Indian

New India Buffet & Restaurant

New India Buffet and Restaurant is the largest buffet in town featuring an outstanding menu with an original taste of India. The varied menu is inspired by different cuisines’ specialties and offers choices for everyone. The restaurant offers a spectacular ambience making it great for business meetings, quiet conversation or a party for a special occasion. 805 West Broadway 604.874.5800 $$

Nirvana Restaurant

Nirvana Restaurant offers the best in Northern Indian Cuisine. For sixteen years, our dedicated Hyderabadi chef has been creating authentic and unsurpassed Mughai cuisine from the heart of Northern India. Choose from sizzling tandooris, creamy hormas, festive biryanis, enchanting thalis, lamb, chicken, seafood, vegetarian and vegan options. Dine in, Takeout and Delivery www.nirvanarestaurant.ca 2313 Main Street 604.872.8779 $$

Italian

La Notte Ristorante Italiano

Casual fine Italian dining, serving the westside for over 20 years. Well known for its Pasta selections and veal specialties. www.lanotte.ca Open Nightly from 5pm 3307 Dunbar Street 604.222.4033 $$$

Local – Organic

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Innovative & organic vegan cuisine in a beautiful setting. Featuring a seasonally changing menu, dinner is served Wed-Sat, 6-10pm. Large party bookings available. www.radhavancouver.org 728 Main Street 604.605.0011 $$–$$$

Mexican

CALLI Mexican Restaurant

Have you tried ours??!! Best homemade Mexican food, the choice for doctors at St. Paul’s. Meat, chicken or veggie enchiladas, mole, tacos, burritos and more. www.callirestaurant.com 1102 Davie St. & Thurlow 604.633.9950 $

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with Cheryl Rossi On a sunny day last June in an East Side backyard, musicians decked in carnival wear warmed up a crowd of kids and adults on a sunny day. Then silk aerialists wowed the audience with routines on a 20-foot tall tripod. Contortionists bent minds, and then members of the country/ragtime/ska/gypsy band Blackberry Wood picked up their instruments and started playing. Before long, people of all ages were kicking up their heels and dancing the afternoon away. Welcome to an In the House Festival performance. The seventh annual festival returns June 4 to 6 with an extra evening of shows. More than 60 local acts, from flutists to flamenco dancers and indie rockers, will perform over three days in 19 shows in a dozen homes and yards. All events take place in the Napier Street and Victoria Drive area. “It just really brings an intimacy to the event and it brings more of a rapport between the audience members themselves and the audience and the performer,” said Myriam Steinberg, artistic director of In the House. “To be able to share your home with 50 random strangers, it’s a pretty big deal for a lot of people. To break down that barrier and to make it a safe space in which to do that is a really important thing.” A session of Greek music, gyp-

Dancer Dianna David (above) and the Wet Spots are just two of the many artists performing at the In the House Festival next weekend. sy jazz tunes, Slavic folk songs and dances from Ukraine, the Balkan and Baltic states and the Canadian Prairies kicks off the festival on Semlin Drive next Friday night while a concurrent show of Métis dance, songs from the Squamish and Nisga’a nations and young aboriginal women performing hip hop amps up the festival on Napier Street. Later shows are the more risqué with The Wet Spots performing elegant songs about sex, a musical-comedy celebrity impersonator who parodies and plays stars such as Cher, Barbara Streisand, Dolly Parton and Patsy Cline, and Dianna David performing the Michael Jackson piece generated for the most recent Brief Encounters show that she took to New York this year. Also hot should be the concurrent salsa event with a dance performance by Estilo Cubano Dance Team, salsa dancing lessons led by Michael Gabriel Rosen of Estilo Cubano, then live music by Latin

dance band Tanga so visitors can practice their steps. Shows on Saturday afternoon include spoken word, roaming theatre, more hip hop and a classical music event that includes the string trio Infinitus. “Last year they played and apparently they were everybody’s favourite,” Steinberg said. “They played a bunch of classical stuff and then they played a Star Wars rendition on violin that rocked the house.” The festival’s first outdoor film screening happens Saturday night, complete with popcorn. Film, video and photography artist Yun Lam Li and hip hop dancer Yoshi Hisanaga will reprise their collaboration that dazzled audiences at Brief Encounters with Hisanaga dancing live. Steinberg said many wait to buy their tickets on the day of, often finding themselves disappointed when shows sell out. But she

said tickets to the House of Mirth event featuring gregarious master magician Jamie D. Grant, shadow puppet duo Mind of a Snail Puppet Co., a collaboration between Body Narrative Dance and Even Oldridge, painter, engineer and photographer and the Creole Jazz Band are going fast. Homes and yards will feature a wide range of dance and music Sunday, in addition to a children’s show and standup comedy lounge. Steinberg will perform with Mas Movement Manifestation, a Cuban salsa group. The finale includes Orkestar Slivovica, playing tunes from Ser-

bia, Macedonia and other distant lands, and CircusWest’s professional adult troupe, the Avatar Circus Project. “Apparently there’s a unicyclist who does back flips on his unicycle onto stuff,” Steinberg said. A limited number of weekend and four-show passes are available along with single tickets at Highlife Records on Commercial Drive or from www.inthehousefestival.com. Tickets can be purchased on the day of the event from the box office at Napier and Victoria. In the House also mounts themed shows on the fifth day of each month. crossi@vancourier.com

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS RE: THE ESTATE OF VLADIMER ALEXANDER GOSHKO OTHERWISE KNOWN AS VLADIMIR WALTER ALEXANDER GOSHKO AND WALTER ALEXANDER GOSHKO, DECEASED NOTICE is hereby given that Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of Vladimer Alexander Goshko, late of 2710 Kitchener Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, who died on November 11, 2009 are hereby required to send them to the undersigned Administrators c/o 700- 401 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6B 5A1, on or before June 19, 2010 after which date the Administrators will distribute the said Estate among the parties entitled thereto, having regard to the claims of which they have notice. Michael Zachary Goshko and Linda Susan LaMienne Administrators By: Richards Buell Sutton LLP Attention: Angela M. Spanjers

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Langley/ Aldergrove

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6002

CBLENHEIM ST BAZAAR Worlds Longest Yard Sale Sat. May 29th 10am - 2pm 25 plus households on Blenheim St from West 16th to SW Marine Drive. Look for the yellow balloons!

FLEA MARKET Over 70 tables of

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Industrial/ Commercial

E GARAGE SALE 2494 Cornwall Ave in lane! Sat, May 29 10 to 3 pm RAIN OR SHINE! ★ tools, linens, jewelry★ collectibles etc. Something for everyone!!!

Downtown Vancouver

SURREY, Central City. Only $725,000! Rare high exposure commercial with high density “Downtown” designation. Floor Area Ratio is 3.5. Approx. 15,790 sq ft. 2 lots 123’ x 128’. Only $13.12 per buildable sq ft. Recent appraisal for $828,000. Call Ben Gauer, Royal LePage Ben Gauer & Associates, 604-644-0273 or 604-581-3838.

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Moving Sale Sat, May 29, 10- 3pm 4533 West 14th Ave

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Okanagen/ Interior

EXCEPTIONAL LAKEVIEW Lots from $160,000 also: 1 panoramic 3 - acre parcel. Owner Financing, 250-307-2558 www.orlandoprojects.com

6052

Real Estate Investment

NANAIMO, 7YR old home w/2 sep suites. 5 bdrm, 5 min to dwntwn, 2x6 const, 9appl, lots of prkg, priced to sell $349,000. Call 250-716-2171 or 250-741-1950 ★ RENT TO OWN! ★ If you have a small down payment, I have a nice home for you! Less then perfect credit OK. Call Pat 778-782-0872

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South Granville / Fairview area

Quiet location close to the VGH. Features a nice ground level suite: 750 sf - 2 bedrooms. New roof, new plumbing, new windows. Co-op requires 35% down payment. Adult-oriented. No rentals.

Only $279,900

Realty

HUGE HUGE Sale! Sat ★ May 29th 10 am - 3 pm 2260 West 10th Ave. Electronics, household items, sports equip, furn, kids stuff & much more! All proceeds donated to Brazilian Children

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Jewellery & Fashion Accessory Sale

Sat/Sun, May 29th & 30th From 9am - 3pm

★ Weather Permitting ★ 7406 Imperial St., Bby Collectibles, small appl., tools, good china, books, tapes.

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45 local designers • $2 adm., kids free Heritage Hall 3102 Main St. @ 15th Ave.

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HUGE GARAGE SALE 1845 W. 13TH at Burrard Sat 10 am to 4 pm No Earlies Tools, fridge, stove, lps, loads of items.

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SOUTH HILL FESTIVAL SALE

MCC THRIFT SHOP

Sat May 29th 10 am - 5:30 Sidewalk Sale Furniture Up To 50% off! Linens from $1 5914 Fraser St. 604-325-1612

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2 Family Yard Sale! Sat. May 29th, 10am - 3pm 3570 West 48th Ave. Lots of misc. items, some china, etc etc

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Moving Sale Sat. May 29. 10am - 3pm 3807 West 30th Ave. Too many items to list.

GARAGE SALE

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Agents

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Lots & Acreage

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DOWNSIZING GARAGE SALE

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BOOK SALE

Saturday, June 19 9am-2pm 11 West 10ave (10th Church) corner of 10th/Ontario Lots of great used books, CD’s & DVD’s at great prices. K

Yard Sale

Saturday, May 29th 10 am to 2 pm Household items, collectables, CDs, DVDs, toys, books and much more. St. Thomas Anglican Church 2444 E 41st Ave, Vancouver

TAPESTRY THRIFT SHOP

1369 Kingsway (just west of Knight St) NG • Furniture • Houseware HI • Books • Knick Knacks SOMEFTOR NE! O RY • Jewellery • Accessories VE EAT ! E • Clothing for Women, Men GR ICES PR and Children OPEN TUES.-SAT. 10am-5pm SUNDAY 10am to 4pm Proceeds to the Tapestry Foundation in support of residential & elder care at Mount St. Joseph, Holy Family, St. Vincent’s Langara, Brock Farhni, Youville Residence & Marion Hospice.


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HOME SERVICES

Legals

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS

Re: Helen Mary Plasounig, Deceased, also known as Helen Plasounig, Retired, formerly of 602-2370 West 2nd Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia V6K 1J2. Creditors and others having claims against the estate of Helen Mary Plasounig, Deceased, also known as Helen Plasounig, are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to Shelley Bentley, solicitor for the Executors, The Bank of Nova Scotia Trust Company and Chris Kropinski, at #410-1333 West Broadway, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 4C1 on or before June 21, 2010 after which date the Executors will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executors then have notice.

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RENTALS 6505

Apartments & Condos

6505-11

North Van Apt. Rentals

1 BR $675 immed, Cambie & SW Marine Dr. hardwood, incl & hw, 1 yr lease. np, ns, 604-988-4692 LARGE 1BR+DEN 'Coronado' 1st + Lonsdale, great view, patio, bbq ok, in-suite laundry, d/w, gym, NS, secure u/g pkg, storage locker, 1 year lease, $1500/mo. Available June 1st, 250-686-9850

6508

Apt/Condos

1 BDRM, $750. Newly reno’d. view, hardwood, Victoria Drive & 33rd. no pets, no smoking, Avail immed. 604-322-9224 1 BR + den, 750 sq ft, & balcony, pleasant East View on 2nd flr, w/d, d/w, for Seniors 55+, nonsmokers, no pets, $1315/pm, Phone Mon - Fri 10am-4pm, 604-737-1125

2801 - 1188 Quebec St. balc. view sunset & False Creek, 3 br, 2 bath, 1928sf, lease, np, ns, July 1, $3900, Eric K. 604-723-7368

GEORGIAN TOWERSST. 1021 HOWAY

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D/W, gym & visual intercom. Minutes to Stanley Park, U/Gminutes parkingto&seawall storageand avail. Near transit/Skytrain waterfront. Gym, laundry on & shopping. every floor, dishwasher in all suites, easy transit. Call for details.

604-669-4185 RENTALS 778-783-0258 www.caprent.com

6508

LIDIA’S EUROPEAN Cleaning. Res/Com. Specializing in detail cleaning. Bonded. 604-541-9255

Carpet/Flooring Installation

QUALITY CLEANING. Exc refs. Res/com. Move in/out. Carpets + pressure wash’g. 778-895-3522

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Cleaning

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2 BR LARGE corner garden patio unit, Adult only quiet bldg, 6 appl, no pets, July 1st. $1550, Langara on Canada Line 604-301-0177 BEAUTIFUL APTS. 1 & 2 BR avail. Special rates. Open House FRI & SAT @ 8665 Shaughnessy Call 604-327-9419

GINGER Crosstown, Deluxe! 718 Main St. 1 BR condo, all appls, storage, bike locker, sec’d prkg, Media/amenties rm & more. NS/NP. Avail now. 604-861-6303

Langara Gardens

601 West 57th Ave, Van Spacious 1, 2 & 3 BR Rental Apartments and Townhouses located in the Oakridge area at West 57th Ave and Cambie St. This landmark property is clean and very well maintained by friendly on-site staff. Quiet and tasteful gardens, swimming pools, hot tub, gym, laundry facilities, parking and 16 shops & services. Near Oakridge Centre, Canada Line stations, Langara College, Churchill High School, Langara Golf Course and much more. For more information: 604-327-1178 info-vnc@langaragardens.com www.langaragardens.com MARPOLE – Hudson House Apts 8777 Hudson St. clean, quiet, near shops, bus, 1 br/$850, heat/ hw incl, No Smoking, np, 1 - yr lease, Ask about Special Dorset Realty Manuel -604-781-5520 MARPOLE - Jody Lynn Apts. – 1175 W 71st Ave, Clean, quiet, cls to shopping, bus, 1 br/$730 & 2 br/$1070. Heat/hw. incl, No Smoking, np, 1 year lease, Dorset Realty Manuel 604-781-5520 VAN EAST 1 BR starting at $795/mo. Contact Quay Pacific Property Managment Ltd 604-521-0876 ext 29

Apt/Condos

VANCOUVER, Brand New 2BR units, only for families with children. In the Woodwards Project downtown, rents $1280 to $1400/mo. Call 778-318-4404 YALETOWN BENTLEY Bldg. 2 BR, spac, bright, gas stove, ss appls, walk-in closet/shoe organ, 2 sec u/g park’g, + more features! Near skytrain & all amens. Avail June 1. $2395/mo. 604-312-4003

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Furnished Accommodation

BACH, NR 41st/Cambie, own entry, wd, ns, np. $600 incl utils, net, TV & cable. 604-327-2909

6540

Houses - Rent

STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN No Qualification - Low Down CHILLIWACK – 9557 Williams St, 3 bdrm, 1 bath, cozy HOUSE on 49x171’ lot, excellent investment property in heart of town, close to shops & schools................ $888/M VANCOUVER – 558 Taylor St, 1 bdrm + den, 2 level TOWNHOME, nr GM Place, 1.5% Finance $988/M PITT MEADOWS -11860 Springdale Dr. 4 Bdrm, 3 Bath FAMILY HOUSE Appliances, huge family room, f/p, fully fenced back yard, garage, close to West Coast Express, Schools & shops..............$1988/M Call Kristen 604 435-5555 or 786-4663

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6580

Rental Services

1 BR $1000-1050 1549 Barclay 1yr.Lease Incl. Hot water&Heat Pet OK Now 778-288-8925 Keith

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

1 BR, KERRISDALE spacious, bright basement ste, own w/d, $1000 incl utils, cable & internet. May 1, ns np. 604-263-4234

Floor Refinishing

Dustless sanding and refinishing, custom stains & installations, sales & design. Res/Com. Call for appt 604-722-6350

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Electrical

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Suites/Partial Houses

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Concrete

Sidewalk, Driveway, Patio Exposed Aggregate, remove & replacing

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

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

Lic. 22308

253-0049

1 BR bsmt, very clean, newer, E 54th Ave. near Fraser St. no wd, no smoking, no pets, $600 incl utils. immed. 604-325-0744 2 BR bsmt suite, near Langara College & sky train, utils incld + laundry facilitiles, avail now, $1150, 604-240-9081 BACH SUITE, with hide-a-bed, nr Langara, suits 1, ns np, $600 incls utils, June 1. 604-327-0342

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Wanted To Rent

2 BR Townhouse or house wanted that allows pets. We are very clean, non-smokers and excellent tenants. Please call 778-384-1957. HOUSE WANTED Family want to rent a house in West Vancouver. Call 604-922-3852. MOTHER/DAUGHTER, Post grad, handy women w/2 sm dogs, seeks reas rent in West End, will consider senior care, bldg maintenance or hse sitting, excl refs mother.in.time@gmail.com

apts/condos

office/retail suites & partial houses

warehouses

townhouses

homestay

shared accommodation

To advertise in Rentals call 604-630-3300

Columbus Millennium Tower is a seniors’ residence at 1175 Broughton Street in the West End of Vancouver, offering fine amenities and social activities.

Independent living suites with kitchenettes are available from $885. Great meals are prepared on site and are available at a very reasonable cost.

604-916-1343

A. FOUNDATIONS, Retaining walls, Stairs, Driveways, Sidewalks. Any concrete project. We also do all types of block, & stone work. Free ests. Basile 604-617-5813 Tom 604-690-3316 ALL KINDS of Concrete Work, Tile & Brick. Free Estimate. 604-767-5915 Call Rocky Concrete Specialist. Driveways, sidewalks, exposed aggregate & patios. Santino 604.254.5551 CONCRETE SPECIALIST, patio sidewalk, driveway, exposed aggregate reas rate 604-764-2726 L & L CONCRETE. All types: Stamped, Waterproofing, Wash & Sealing Larry 778-882-0098

8073

Drainage

DRAIN TILES, sewer lines, water lines & sumps. Mini excavation 604-230-1472 or 604-327-0885 BAJ MINI EXCAVATING Sewer/storm, drains, oil tanks, paving, retain wall. 604-779-7816 Crown Roofing & Drainage Residental Div. Drainage installation & repair. 604-327-3086

#1167 LIC Bonded. Expert trouble shooter, sm job specialist, reno’s, panel changes. 617-1774. 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

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

8075

Drywall

ALL WORK GUARANTEED

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 GOLD STAR DRYWALL Boarding, taping & textures. Also wall and floor tiles. 604-418-8516 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

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

Fencing/Gates

West Coast Cedar Installations Custom fencing, decking & more 604-244-8824, Cell: 604-788-6458

8105

Floor Covering

* Level Tile & Flooring * Tile - Hardwood - Carpet - Vinyl

40% OFF ALL OVERSTOCK ITEMS FREE grout on all tile work

604.568.TILE (8453) leveltileandflooring.com

Golden Hardwood & Laminate Prof intall, refinishing, sanding, and repairs. 778-858-7263

8110

Floor Refinishing

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

Artistry of Hardwood Floors

Prof. refinish, sanding from $2. installs. Dustless 604-219-6944 INSTALLATION REFINISHING, Sanding. Free est, great prices. Satisfaction guar. 604-518-7508

8120

Glass Mirrors

Commercial/Residential

ELECTRIC AVE Installations. Electrian lic# 99207, Res/comm, www.electric-ave.ca 604-215-0562

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

ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR: Exp, friendly, reliable. Specializing in replacing old nob & tube wiring. Lic.#50084. 604-725-4535

Tel: 604-603-9655

LIC. ELECTRICIAN #37309 Commercial & residential renos & small jobs. 778-322-0934.

2837 Kingsway, Vancouver

8125

Gutters

YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guaranteed. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

8087 DRAIN TILES & WATER LINES Without Digging a Trench 604-739-2000

8090

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

TOP CLEANING SERVICES 778-565-6000 www.topcleaning.ca

CONCRETE SPECIALIST

Apt/Condos

8110

EXP CLEANING ladies avail 7 days/wk. Bonded. Vancouver, Burnaby, Richmond 604-928-0025

Call Joseph @ Metro Decor

604-282-6630

AMAPOLA SPA Best massage skills, lrg selection Asian girls, good service, low rate,

Cleaning

All Blinds up to 75% Off Best Deal on 2” Fauxwood • Repairs & Cleaning Free Estimates & Installation

Repair/Re-Stretching

One call does it all...

8055

WINDOW BLINDS SALES & SERVICES

8040

Personals

Blinds & Draperies

Excavating

# 1 BACKHOE, EXCAVATOR & BOBCAT

one mini, drainage, landscaping, stump / rock / cement / oil tank removal. Water / sewer line, 24 hours Call 341-4446 or 254-6865 EXCAVATOR MINI & 13 Ton excavator, Trucking, Bin service , Bobcat track loader we do it all give us a call. Since 1986 VANCON 604-818-5411

8090

Fencing/Gates

THE FENCE GUY ★ Insured ★ B.C.T.Q Tradesmen 1994 Call Dave 604-781-9110

S&S LANDSCAPING

Full Seamless Gutter Installation/Repairs Soffits All jobs Guaranteed. Fully insured/WCB covered Will beat any competitors price

604-439-9417 EDGEMONT GUTTERS

• Sales & Installation of 5’’ Continuous Gutter • Minor Repairs • Cleaning

604-420-4800 Established 1963

DYNAMIC GUTTERS & Exteriors. Full seamless gutters. Installation repairs & soffits. All jobs guaranteed. Fully insured, bonded, WCB. Will beat any competitors price. 604-439-9417 Professional Powerwash Gutters cleaned & repaired Since 1984, 604-339-0949 Waters Home Maintenance Gutter Cleaning, repairs, windows Free estimate 604-738-6606

LTD.

Introducing the NEW

CEDAR, BAMBOO, chain link, gates, arbour, rubbish removal, landscape, etc. 604-321-2868

Buying or Renting, find a great place to call home.

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HOME SERVICES 8130

Handyperson

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Landscaping

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8160

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Heating

HYDROSEEDING

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

8150

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Cancer June 21-July 22: Lie low, rest, contemplate, seek spiritual awareness, be charitable, deal with government, large corporations and institutions. Fulfil obligations, but don’t volunteer for more. Your solitude will be lightened two ways: 1) it’s sweet; and 2) talkative friends seek you out. Use this quiet period to plan, because next week into September will offer luck in career, business and prestige arenas. Approach others, co-operate Sunday/Monday: that person could bring you significant benefits, wisdom. Secrets, sex, big finances fill mid-week. You reach mellow understanding Thursday to Saturday.

Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: The weeks ahead feature love, wisdom, logic, higher education, far travel, legal and cultural events. June to September boosts your luck in relationships, opportunities, litigation, contracts, public interfacing and relocation. (These might arise through a conversation, or “casual” friend.) To increase this luck, seek partnership, go outward, further the desires of others. It’s a mere foretaste of 2011’s luck, unless you were born around Sept. 2326 (in which case it could be major now). You might fear “partnering” or an Aries all June/July – trust your instincts. Love, midweek.

Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: You face several weeks of chores. A Gemini would make a great helper, if you can enlist him/her. Your energy and effectiveness are tops Sunday/Monday, so start projects, tackle “feared” chores. (But sign nothing, nor woo anyone, Sunday.) Chase money Tuesday/Wednesday – Tuesday better. Travel, details, reports, communications draw your focus Thursday-Saturday, not importantly. This week is the last of 30 that brought a powerful financial, life-change, research, intimate, mysterious trend. Now doubts arise about what you did, committed to: be calm, good luck will “rescue” you!

Taurus April 20-May 20: Chase money, buy, sell, ask for a pay raise, cultivate new clients, etc. A long, friction-prone period in your domestic, realty and family arenas will turn to harmony by next week onward. Communications, travel and relations with siblings are sweet, affectionate all week, but don’t let affection nudge you into making a promise or a new relationship (or embarking on a trip) Sunday – there’s a hidden trap here. Sunday/Monday are mellow, wise. Be ambitious Tuesday (especially) and Wednesday. Popularity, happiness, flirtation, entertainment and bright horizons come Thursday-Saturday!

Leo July 23-Aug. 22: Your hopes rise on a breeze of popularity, wishful thinking, light romantic feelings and just an all-round joy in life! Since last October, you’ve been scowling (and red-faced, physically) more than usual, but next week dissolves this influence, and new friends will flow in! (They flow your way this week, too, especially Tuesday/Wednesday – but “friend” isn’t the word: enemy or intense attraction are more accurate terms.) Tackle chores Sunday/ Monday. Exciting meetings, opportunities mid-week. Mysteries, intimacy, significant choices/commitments arise Thursday onward: go slow, reject fantasy.

Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: The weeks ahead accent romance, creativity, charming kids, speculation, sports, pleasure and beauty – you’re on a winning streak! But retreat Sunday/Monday: rest, contemplate, tidy up neglected places and friendships. Your energy and charisma surge upward Tuesday/Wednesday – chase any goal you want, including romance! For seven months you’ve faced impatient opposition from others (or heightened but fractious attraction). This “angry” trend dissolves next week. In June/July, you’ll be exploring or talking about secrets, intimacies, large sums of money. Co-workers remain affectionate.

Gemini May 21-June 20: Your energy, charisma, effectiveness and clout hit a high note! Charge forth, accomplish, start significant new projects, demand action, ask favours, see and be seen. You’ll impress others! Your money picture looks good, but don’t make decisions/plans nor take action here Sunday, as a subtle trap lurks. You’re still restless, travelprone, but this will ebb next week onward, as will your tendency to be a little forceful in speech and writing. June/July might bring an end to dealings with an Aries. Finances, sex, research Sunday/ Monday. Mellow love mid-week. Be ambitious Thursday onward.

Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Ambition, prestige, community status, career, dealings with authorities and higher-ups, parents, judges, bosses – these fill the weeks ahead. Sunday/Monday are romantic, creative, kids charm you – but commit to nothing Sunday (a subtle trap lurks). Tackle chores Tuesday/Wednesday. You’ll meet both opportunities and opposition Thursday to Saturday – be diplomatic. For seven months sex, intimacy, large finances, investments and lifestyle choices have irked, restricted, frightened you. In June/July you’ll seize these matters with a successful brew of courage and (sexual) magnetism! Big changes!

Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: The weeks ahead hold mysteries and demand research. Use your interior radar; look for skeletons, solutions and treasures. Commitment, consequence, intimacy, large finances, lifestyle changes, deep health and depth psychology, occultism, hidden meanings and “eureka” moments will occur. Your logic and intuition will operate smoothly and well, but careful Sunday, when these represent a possible trap. Write reports, notes (or travel) Sunday/ Monday. Take a deep rest Tuesday/Wednesday. Your romantic, creative, risky, winning side emerges Thursday to Saturday. Angry or impatient bosses withdraw soon. Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Make no money agreements/commitments Sunday, but do chase the stuff (or buy things) Monday. The weeks ahead hold excitingmeetings,opportunities,relocation,negotiations, dealings with the public – and opposition, perhaps enmity. Marriage and divorce. So much depends on your life thus far, and your nature. Investments, intimacy, lifestyle changes hold a sweet trap Sunday, sweet success Monday. Talk, travel mid-week. Retreat to reorganize home, business foundations, to recuperate Thursday onward. A legal fight might end soon. Be cautious with bosses, judges June/July.

Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: Minor wishes come true Sunday/Monday.June accents your domestic scene,real estate, security, food, diet, mother nature, gardening, nurturing, infants and toddlers. You’ve experienced a streak of freedom or of expanded, hopeful vision this year – now, in June, you need to decide who and what to stick with, and who/what is stale, restricting you. Two things happen in the coming weekend (June 5/6): three months of good money and sensual luck begin; and two months of heightened relationship intensity commence. Money and love could mingle. You will be very attracted, or angry. Friday gives clues. timstephens@shaw.ca • Reading: 416-686-5014


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Utilitarian Patriot good for commuting and getting away davidchao Unmistakably a Jeep from any angle, the Patriot is surprisingly fuel efficient and a very affordable compact SUV. Available in both front and allwheel-drive configurations, it shares a common chassis and many of its components with its more contemporary Jeep stablemate the Compass. The Patriot is the boxy orthodox Jeep. Jeep launched the Patriot for the 2007 model year. While lots of smaller running changes and improvements were made in subsequent model years, its major components have remained the same. The focus on refinements and cost reduction allows a base price of just $17,795. This makes Patriot the lowest-priced compact SUV on the market and if you skim though the auto advert pages you’ll probably see some great discount deals on Patriot. Patriot was also recently recognized as a “Top Safety Pick” by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Electronic stability control with roll mitigation is now standard and a new active head-restraint system for both front-seat occupants, which minimizes whiplashtype injuries, helped seal this award. Patriot comes in Sport, North Edition and Limited trim levels. A base (if you can get one) Patriot Sport is very basic; vinyl upholstery, steel wheels, manual windows, no air conditioning and a fivespeed manual transmission, etc. It does, however, come with a rear wiper/washer, 60/40 split-folding rear seats and a decent audio system. Moving up to Patriot North Edition ($20,795) you get cloth upholstery, air conditioning, power windows, a fold-flat front passenger seat and some other stuff. The top-line Patriot Limited ($23,795) primarily adds leather upholstery, power adjustment on the driver’s seat, satellite radio, steering wheel audio controls and 17-

A nicely sized dual-purpose SUV, the Patriot is small enough to park and manoeuvre on a congested city street, yet it still has enough room to pack your camping gear inside. inch cast aluminum wheels. The engine choices in Patriot are a 2.0-litre that can produce 158-horsepower and 141 lb-feet of torque or a 2.4L that can produce 172 hp and 165 lb-ft. of torque at a lower engine speed. Fuel economy is a little better with a 2.0L under hood, but for most people it’s probably not enough to forfeit the extra power offered by the 2.4-litre engine. Drive goes to the front wheels and there are optional all-wheel-drive packages available. If serious 4-wheeling is contemplated, a trail-rated Freedom II off-road package (a $2,500 option) is the one to choose. It includes protective skid plates, more ground clearance, Hill-descent Control (HDC), Hill-start Assist (HSA) and 48-cm water-fording capability, a low-range mode and a higher “crawl” ratio final drive. The downside is increased fuel consumption. Our test Patriot came with unique convenience features such as Remote Start (it comes in a security package) that allows you to start the Patriot from the comfort of your home on a cold winter morning. Another was the 115-volt power outlet in the centre console that allows you to power or recharge a laptop.

The looks—The natural successor to the renowned Jeep Cherokee, Patriot has a rugged, utilitarian shape with sharp corners, straight lines and a more vertical windshield and back window than the Compass. Its bumpers and wheel openings are also more strongly defined and unmistakably Jeep. The iconic seven-slot grille is flanked by round headlights up front. Big side mirrors and easy-grip big door handles may not be sleek and aerodynamic, but they get top marks for functionality. And on a Jeep they look perfectly fine. The Inside—You sit five centimetres higher in a Patriot than in a Compass. While that may not seem like a lot, it makes a significant difference to both the driving position and the overall feel of the vehicle. Since its intro, Jeep has reworked the Patriot’s instrument cluster, added padding to the centre console and door armrests. The new dash has nicer grain to the hard plastic sections and there’s more liberal use of chrome trimming and soft-touch materials. The rear doors are on the narrow side, but after you slide onto the rear seat you’ll

find it surprisingly spacious. A generous amount of head room is provided and there’s room for your feet under the seat ahead. Safety—As already mentioned, Electronic Stability Control (ESC) is standard and this system comes with traction control, anti-lock brakes,

Brake Assist and roll mitigation system. The later intervenes and uses the brakes to steady the vehicle if it senses a potential rollover risk. Front seat side airbags and a tire pressure monitoring system are optional on the base Sport edition of Patriot. Performance—A nicely

sized dual-purpose SUV, Patriot is small enough to park and manoeuvre on a congested city street, yet it still has enough room to pack your camping gear inside. It can be a fuel-efficient daily commuter and double as a getaway wilderness wagon. Continued next page


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Continued from page 42 In general, driver vision is very good, as Patriot has a big back window and extralarge side mirrors. One exception is when you’re first in line at a traffic light, as the overhead signal tends to get hidden by the Patriot’s extended roof line. The 2.4-litre is a new generation World engine that Jeep shares with Mitsubishi and Hyundai. Even though it has dual variable valve timing, it’s not a sweet sounding engine when pushed to higher rpm, but it does pull impressively well at low rpm. My test Patriot also came with fourwheel drive and a CVT automatic. On paved roads, the Patriot’s independent suspension is stable and comfortable.

Despite its heavy military-like appearance, steering effort is on the light side and it has a surprisingly nimble feel on the road. The score—In addition to classic Jeep styling, the Patriot offers a nice blend of fuel-efficiency and utility in a compact value-packed package. The competition: Ford Escape: $24,499 - $42,299 Hyundai Tucson: $22,999 $34,449 Kia Sportage: $21,795 - $29,285 Mazda Tribute: $23,450 $34,995 Nissan Rouge: $24,695 - $29,298 Toyota RAV4: $24,345 - $34,390 With files from Bob McHugh. david.chao@leansensei.com

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"We've been waiting for an opportunity like this, and we can't wait to move in." TAPESTRY RESIDENTS Enthusiastic Students, Community Activists, Lovers of Life

Completing this fall, Tapestryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s newest full-service retirement community at Wesbrook Village UBC is an exciting prospect for seniors who choose to cultivate and develop the most positive aspects of aging and maturity. Our new Tapestry community offers ongoing educational opportunities in our UBC accredited classroom, a complete range of recreational and cultural activities, as well as all the benefits of being part of the UBC campus community. At the heart of our philosophy is an absolute respect for personal choice, independent living and, of course, discreet support for residents who need it.

Discovery Centre Now Open

Visit the Tapestry Discovery Centre located at 3393 Dunbar Street (at 18th Ave.) Vancouver, B.C.

604.221.0997 www.DiscoverTapestry.com/UBC This is not an offering for sale. Such offering may be made by Disclosure Statement only. Concert Realty Services Ltd.

Vancouver Courier May 28 2010  

Vancouver Courier

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