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GEOFF OLSON Premier Gordon Campbell’s surprise attendance at the Bilderberg conference highlights the paranoia and secrecy of that annual event. BY

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Summer festivals tap arts, parades, beer Jeremy Shepherd Contributing writer

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ou’ve seen Macbeth get sliced and diced by a man not of woman born while you inhaled the scent of saltwater and pretended not to feel the sand in your shoe. And you’ve endured the tenor saxophonist whose claim to fame is a Kansas City jam session with Charlie Parker’s third cousin’s veterinarian. And now, while the mercury slithers upward like a snake on the side of the highway and the cold drink in your hand turns lukewarm, you’re looking for something else to do. Luckily, Eddie Cochran may have been wrong, and there just might be a cure for the summertime blues. While fireworks bathe the city sky in Technicolor hues, Vancouver’s streets will be packed with summer festivals and events ranging from artistic Neanderthals to the music of the centuries to a poignant psychological drama that begins in a massage parlour. Following is a list of interesting events and festivals happening in the city and beyond. Point Grey Fiesta When: June 18 to 20 Where: West Point Grey Park As much as the scent of sunscreen and the failure of your car’s air conditioning, the Point Grey Fiesta marks the beginning of summer. As bicycles festooned with streamers and paper hubcaps circle the park like the world’s most

colourful biker gang, West Point Grey Park, also known as Trimble Park, will host three days of festivities. The fiesta includes a parade, carnival, midway games and rides, as well as free children’s events. The festivities conclude on Sunday with the Chip’s Not Dead Yet Memorial Mile, a run and walk up West 10th Avenue between Alma and Blanca streets. It’s a fundraiser for B.C. Children’s Hospital. The Spanish theme of the Point Grey Fiesta is a tribute to Jose Maria Narvaez, the first European to explore the waters off Spanish Banks in 1791. Visit www.pointgreyfiesta.org for full details. Festival d’ete francophone When: to June 24 Where: Le Centre culturel francophone de Vancouver on West Seventh Avenue between Granville and Fir streets, 700 Hamilton St. near Robson Street, and Malkin Bowl The 21st annual celebration of francophone culture includes an afternoon Kids’ Fest on June 19, as well as a host of concerts and activities, some free of charge and some for as much as $12. Valley of Wolves bring its brand of up-tempo, emotional country to le centre June 18 (today). Led by Pascale Goodrich-Black, the band combines French romanticism with a sound that might fit nicely in Nashville. Imagine a tumbleweed adorned with silk stockings rolling past a gunslinger suffering a crippling attack of

ennui, and you might be close. Quebec DJ’s Piknic-Electronik closes the festival with more than five hours of eclectic electronic music June 24 at Malkin Bowl. St. Jean-Baptiste day will be awash in the group’s mix of hedonism and discovery. Canada Cup of Beer When: July 9 and 10 Where: UBC Thunderbird Stadium While performance enhancing drugs are pervading other sports fields, Thunderbird Stadium will become a monument to performance-hindering drugs for two days in July. The field will be the site of the fifth annual Canada Cup of Beer, a celebration of stouts, lagers, ales and other drinks that, according to The Simpsons’ Mayor Quimby, “Make a person virtually invulnerable to criticism.” About 30 vendors will pour 200 beers for hop-and-barley heads. The admission fee buys a souvenir mug, brochure, and five tasting tokens. Tickets are $15 for Friday and $20 Saturday. The “tastes great” contingent has promised to keep peace with the “less filling” delegation. Visit www.canadacupofbeer. com for more information. A Midsummer Fete When: June 27 Where: Colony Farm in Coquitlam Presented by Metro Vancouver and Public Dreams, A Midsummer Fete is a free event featuring art, history, entertainment

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MusicFest stages 50 concerts, Harmony Arts Festival celebrates 20 years Continued from page 4 Local drag queen and cabaret performer Isolde N. Barron will host a tea party where topics like therapeutic gardening and the history of Colony Farm will be discussed. A free shuttle service operates every 30 minutes from Lougheed SkyTrain station to the farm. For more information, call 604-432-6391. MusicFest Vancouver When: Aug. 6 to 15 Where: Various venues Staging 50 concerts in 10 days in venues throughout the city, MusicFest Vancouver plans to saturate the city with jazz, classical and world music. The festival opens Aug. 6 with the Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band playing at the Orpheum. The group’s sound is so seductive, rumour has it Sanchez’s congas have been named in a paternity suit. Born in Texas and raised in California, Sanchez has been combining swing, bebop, salsa and psychedelic sounds on albums since 1979. Other highlights include Supernatural Noir: A 21st Century Operetta, a detective opera Raymond Chandler might’ve written if he’d had a better grasp of the didgeridoo. Supernatural Noir opens at the Cultch.

The ivories will also get teased and tickled in a jazz piano series at The Cellar on West Broadway featuring five performances by groups from Australia, Argentina and Canada. Visit musicfestvancouver.ca for details. Latin Summer Fest When: Aug. 15, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Where: Trout Lake Park If your primary exposure to Latin culture was watching Charlton Heston play a Mexican in Touch of Evil, you should consider attending the 10th annual Latin Summer Fest. Sponsored by the Vancouver Courier, the free event is bound to appeal to your ears, stomach, or a relentless sense of rhythm that has been dormant in your soul for far too long. While local dance groups Tropicana and B.C. Salsa tear it up on the floor, a new stage has been added to this year’s festival. The Latin Dance Stage is designed to allow anyone interested in Latin dance to mingle with instructors and performers. The rhythmically curious can learn the history and evolution of traditional Latin dances, as well as picking up a few dance tips. The event traditionally includes a host of food pavilions, offering cu-

MusicFest Vancouver opens Aug. 6 at the Orpheum with the Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band. submitted photo linary delights such as churros and malasada, donuts originally deepfried in Spain and Portugal, as well as Jamaican and Cuban food. Harmony Arts Festival When: July 30 to Aug. 8 Where: West Vancouver Now in its 20th year, the Harmony Arts Festival will do its best to entertain and enlighten at vari-

ous seaside venues on the North Shore from early in the morning until just before someone calls the cops in the evening. The festival boasts concerts for seniors, Youth Rock, and a chance for aspiring artists to create their own work at the West Vancouver waterfront. Concerts include performances by Canadian Idol refugee Jaydee Bixby. The 19-year-old rhinestone

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Neanderthal Arts Festival boasts apocalyptic play Continued from page 5 He’ll play tunes about love, loss and the regret that follows a night spent with a jug of corn liquor. The festival closes with a performance from Tambura Rasa, a musical quintet led by a Spanish guitar and flanked by a flamenco dancer and belly dancer. The Vancouver-based group is known for melding music from all over the world into its own brand of modern gypsy dance songs. Visit harmonyarts.net for a full schedule. Picnic in the Park When: July 24, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Where: Brockton Oval, Stanley Park For those who want to support Vancouver’s gay and lesbian community but prefer lying on a blanket and eating watermelon to marching, Picnic in the Park is a perfect event. While a DJ spins, participants can slip into the beer garden, grab a little barbecue, or take the kids for face painting and balloons. The event also features a tug of war, a watermelon eating contest and a highheel toss. (You toss with your foot, not your hand.) Admission is free. Neanderthal Arts Festival When: July 21 to Aug. 1 Where: The Cultch, 1895 Venables St. The thundering hoof beats of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse dissolve into bickering and petty rivalry in The 4H Club, one of the four plays presented as part of the Neanderthal Arts Festival. Other works include a late-night convergence of magic, love, greed, absence and the longing for escape in Nigeria, which is scheduled to open the festival. The Hanging Judge features a pair of trolls and a dead judge. Tiny Replicas is a drama about two men’s quest to have a baby. People who enjoy innovative, occasionally bizarre theatre, as well as folks who enjoy emotional psychodrama but can’t wait for Christmas dinner with the family might be inter-

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Violist Annalisa Pappano will perform at the Early Music Festival. submitted photo ested in seeing what The Neanderthal Arts Festival has to offer. Visit www. upintheairtheatre.com for details. Vancouver Early Music Festival When: July 25, 30, Aug. 1, 8, 10, 12, 14 Where: UBC School of Music, 6361 Memorial Rd., Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC, 6265 Crescent Rd. While the bass lines of top 40 hits serve as mating calls for amorous young men prowling Robson Street with their stereos at a decibel level that would make the guys from Spinal Tap cringe, music lovers can flee to UBC to hear melodies that expressed those same sentiments of love and lust centuries earlier. After a giant CD sale on Granville Island June 18 and 19, the Vancouver Early Music Festival begins July 25. With lute, theorbo, traverso and the soaring soprano of Ellen Hargis, the UBC School of Music may feel a lot like the court of Louis XIV, only without the risk of sudden beheadings. Other festivals are scheduled to feature music from the late renaissance, compositions from Bach’s sons, and works from Monteverdi on the subject examined by poets, philosophers and

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Mayor touts lane between the Dunsmuir viaduct and Burrard Street

New downtown bike lane garners mixed reviews Mike Howell Staff writer Cyclists love it, businesses have a mixed reaction to it and at least one motorist was clearly confused by it as Mayor Gregor Robertson opened a downtown bike lane Tuesday. The lane on Dunsmuir Street runs between the Dunsmuir viaduct and Burrard Street. It is protected from vehicle traffic by three types of barriers—planters, parking spots and concrete medians. Cyclists can travel both ways in the lane and Robertson rode it from the viaduct with an entourage to a morning press conference at Granville and Dunsmuir. “We had a very nice relaxing ride downtown today without a worry of running into cars, which is a shift we’re seeing across the city as we get these separated bike lanes in place,” Robertson said. “And with this lane, cyclists now have a convenient and safe route into downtown Vancouver from the East Side.” Cyclist Mark Jess just returned from backpacking in Asia and was unaware of the lane until he

rode into town from Burnaby. Jess locked his bike at one of the new bike racks along Dunsmuir. “It was nice to have some room when you’re coming downtown,” he said. “So far, I like it.” As Jess was talking, a woman driving a red PT Cruiser took a left turn off Seymour and proceeded west along Dunsmuir in the bike lane. No cyclists happened to be in the lane when the motorist realized what she had done and turned back into a traffic lane. One block east, Okanagan Springs truck driver Will Campbell was forced to block traffic outside the Railway Club at Seymour so he could deliver beer. The Courier watched as he nearly took out a light pole and then squeezed his large delivery truck between an opening in the new median that separates the bike lane from traffic. Until the median was installed, Campbell said, he could park along Dunsmuir. Now he has to back his truck down an alley behind the Railway Club. “We have eight calls up and down Dunsmuir,” Campbell said. “It’s dangerous because there’s

During the grand opening Tuesday morning, cyclists enjoyed the new bike lane on Dunsmuir Street. photo Dan Toulgoet pedestrians and cyclists going both ways and I can’t see everybody. It’s a huge hassle.” Bahman Afshari operates Fresh Slice pizza underneath the Railway Club along Dunsmuir. From his counter, he can see the new planters that form part of the median. “For the safety, it’s good for ev-

erybody—for the driver, for the biker, for the people walking on the sidewalk,” said Afshari, adding that he expects fewer confrontations between cyclists and motorists downtown. Afshari said the majority of his customers are walk-ins and he believes more cyclists coming into downtown could generate more

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business for him. “We’ll see how it goes over the next few months,” Afshari said. At Suzette’s Café at the corner of Richards and Dunsmuir, owner Ashley Rego pointed to the loss of four parking spots across from his restaurant to accommodate the bike lane. Like Afshari, the majority of his customers are walk-ins but he said he counts on customers who drive downtown to his restaurant. He acknowledged it was too early to say whether he will lose business because of the bike lane. But, Rego said, he has already seen more traffic congestion because Dunsmuir was reduced from three to two traffic lanes. “I have nothing against cyclists but the lane is too big for them,” he said. “Sit here for 10 minutes and watch how many cars go by. It’s a lot more cars than bicycles. The lane should then be in proportion to that.” Robertson said the city will monitor the lane over the next six months and have a “troubleshooter” on hand to deal with any problems that emerge. mhowell@vancourier.com

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Two decisions at city council’s last planning and environment committee meeting are worth noting. For a council that has been accused of shooting before it aims, both exhibit a surprising level of caution. One had to do with the house and West Side property that are part of the late venerable architect Abe Rogatnick’s estate. The other, which I will deal with first, concerns a 107-year-old tulip tree at 1245 Harwood St. in the West End. It’s a common enough species in Eastern deciduous forests of North America. In Vancouver, where you can find a tree hugger behind every bush, Liriodendron tulipifera is a rare and cherished species, or so we have been led to believe. Council was asked to consider allowing a developer—represented by Bing Thom’s firm of architects—an additional six storeys on a 12-storey building in exchange for not axing the tree. The value of the bonus was estimated at about $4 million. According to city planner Brent Toderian, that would be roughly equivalent to the additional cost the developer would incur to develop underground parking without taking out the tree. But there was a snag worthy of King Solomon. While the tree was on the property to be developed, 40 per cent of the root ball was on the adjacent property. The neighbouring property owner wouldn’t guarantee that, should they develop their property, the tree would remain unharmed. Denis Bouvier was one of a number of people in a no-win situation. From his fifth floor condo two doors away at the corner of Harwood and

allengarr Jervis, Bouvier can now see the tree and the heritage house that occupies the property. If council agreed to the developer’s request, the new tower would block Bouvier’s view of the tree and the heritage house. If council refused to give the density bonus, the tree would probably come down. Council, in fact, turned down the request because it could not gain full legal control over the whole tree. There was no guarantee that if council granted the bonus, development on the adjacent property wouldn’t kill the tree. The decision regarding Rogatnick’s house and property was equally perplexing. Rogatnick left the profits from the sale of that property to three respected art institutions: Emily Carr University of Art and Design, the Jack and Doris Shadbolt Foundation and the Contemporary Art Gallery. Rogatnick’s estate trustee and lawyer Ger-

rit Te Hennepe applied to council to have the property reclassified so it could be subdivided into two lots. As he bluntly stated, it would be worth more and that would put more money into the hands of the benefactors. After the lawyer spoke, representatives from the three institutions made their pitch. Nobody needs reminding that the arts have had funding cuts from all quarters recently. And this is a council that professes a soft spot for the arts. Vickie Potter, the city staffer handling this issue, alerted council to the fact that while in most years there are two requests for these kinds of subdivisions, in the past few months there have been seven. A reflection, one must assume, on the shortage of land available for development. Rolling over on the Rogatnick property, the majority of council concluded that saying yes could lead to a stampede of landowners seeking to divide and profit without considering the consequences for their respective neighbourhoods. So council, except for the NPA’s Suzanne Anton, said no. ••• Speaking of trees and unusual requests, check out www.stickshiftproject.com. Some urban guerrillas engaged in “a collaborative act of urban transformation” are asking us to imagine Vancouver without fossil fuels as they’ve pulled the engines out of four cars and replaced them with soil and fruit trees then parked the licensed vehicles on city streets. agarr@vancourier.com

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Premier Gordon Campbell attended ultra-secretive Bilderberg meeting Now that premier Gordon Campbell has been outed as a guest of the June Bilderberg meeting in Spain, some of you are asking, “What’s a Bilderberg?” If you don’t know, that’s no surprise. I’m not supposed to know much either. The Bilderberg meeting is an annual, invitation-only event for international bigwigs that is closed to the media and public. It was named after the Dutch hotel where the first gathering was held in 1954, reportedly to foster greater understanding and cooperation between the United States and European powers. From the get-go, Bilderberg wasn’t so much about shrimp cocktails and table tennis as globalism. Invitations are targeted mostly to leaders in government, business and finance. Past repeat guests have included Henry Kissinger, Obama adviser Richard Holbrooke, Queen Beatrice of the Netherlands and pre-jailbird print mogul Conrad Black. Guests are expected to not breach the code of silence with the media or public. Put more than a hundred of the most powerful people in the world together in one spot for a private meeting, and that’s big news. But amazingly, the annual meeting has been almost completely off the media’s radar since 1954. The few brave members of the media who sniff around the meetings’ over-the-top security perimeter quickly get a snootful of uniformed harassment. In 1999, BBC reporter Jon Ronson tried poking around the Hotel Caesar during Portugal’s hosting of the meeting, only to find himself shadowed by “mysterious men in dark glasses.” When he phoned the British embassy to explain that he was a humorous journalist out of his depth investigating the Bilderberg meeting, he “wasn’t being funny,” he later wrote. “We can’t help you,” the voice on the line responded. For two years running, The Guardian website has hosted reports from television scriptwriter Charlie Skelton’s “Bilderblog.” In 2009, Skelton came away from Vouliagmeni, Greece with little other than a lesson in security overkill, with “a dozen Jack Bauers” tailing him. “I hope the operation at least had a cool name: Operation Catastrophic Overreaction, perhaps,” he wrote. Skelton never got near the hotel during the event, yet his experiences with local police soon took on Orwellian proportions. Like Ronson, he waltzed in as a smart ass cynic and departed a nervous wreck. The Bilderberg muscle can blithely harass and detain reporters and activists, said Skelton, only “because so

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geoffolson few of us are there.” “I have spent the week living in a nightmare possible future and many different terrible pasts. I have had the very tiniest glimpse into a world of spot checks and unchecked security powers. And it has left me shaken. It has left me, literally, bruised.” (Skelton’s coverage of the 2010 Bilderberg conference was less eventful.) Ronson and Skelton got off lucky, compared to the Internet scribes and their friends who tried to cover the 2006 Bilderberg meeting in Ottawa. Don McCormick claims he was grabbed from the streets and held for six hours in a secret high security facility, where interrogators threatened to “cut his arms off.” So what’s so important to keep from the press? Only the insiders know, which allows for all kinds of dark speculation to flourish among outsiders, including the claim that Bilderbergers decide who gets elected and when to launch wars—or not, as Spotlight editor Jim Tucker says occurred during the 2006 meeting. According to Tucker’s “sources,” European Bilderbergers told their American counterparts they would not support a war on Iran. Don’t count on 2010 Bilderberg guest Peter Mansbridge to spill the beans on this year’s powerfest. You can wait forever for the CBC anchor to interrupt giggly weathergirl Claire Martin with a mumbled tale of sitting in a pentagram singing “Kumbaya”, with Princess Margaret’s panties over his head. But seriously—is there not a problem with optics here, when a public figure from the Canadian free press attends a private meeting of global movers and shakers that he can’t say squat about? In 2005, Bilderberger Viscount Etienne Davignon told the BBC that the Bilderberg steering committee does little more than spot talent, by doing its “best assessment of who are the bright new boys or girls in the beginning phase of their career who would like to get known.” At 62, Gordon Campbell is no spring chicken, but he’s a kid with a cowlick compared to the 95-year old David Rockefeller. Is there a new, shiny, Senate appointment in our leader’s future? www.geoffolson.com

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Sunset Towers residents Valerie James (left) and Sheila Baxter say “crackheads,” urine and feces have marked their building. file photo Dan Toulgoet To the editor: Re: “Addicts and mentally ill frighten older tenants,” June 11. The headline for this article furthers the stigma that people who live with mental illness suffer from every day in silence. I live in Sunset Towers. I am bipolar with PTSD and I am a quiet, friendly resident—as are many others who live in this building. Using “mental illness” as a headline to evoke fear and emotion is cheap and bush league and frankly an insult to everyone who lives with some form of mental illness. One of the issues with some of the residents of Sunset Towers is they feel that it is a “seniors only” building. Last time I checked, B.C. Housing is for everyone in need. I know Sheila Baxter personally and she is only focused on removing anyone who is not a senior or “physically disabled.” Telling her story without reporting on the other side is intellectually dishonest and, well, just plain bad reporting. As a disabled, decorated NYPD police officer who will be speaking at a mental health conference at UBC, I’ll be sure to point out your article as irresponsible

media using fear to continue the stigma around mental illness. Steven Schwartz, Vancouver

••• To the editor: I moved out of subsidized housing at Steeves Manor a year ago due to similar circumstances experienced now at Sunset Towers. The untreated, unmanaged addicts and mentally ill were too dangerous to deal with. The constant bedbug infestation, violence, constant police and ambulance visits and unbearable stench from the tenants who hosed out their beer cans from their can-picking business during the night in the underground parking made it unsafe to live there anymore. I couldn’t take the untreated mentally ill tenant below me all night banging on my floor with a broom stick. B.C. Housing said they couldn’t do anything about it, wasn’t their problem. Thanks a lot, Premier Campbell, for protecting seniors. Maria Soroski, Vancouver

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tal last summer. We found Mr. Rattenbury to be a most gracious host and a fine, upstanding young man of good character. We were very sorry to learn that we will not have the opportunity to make his acquaintance again. Rather than endlessly quibble, (as many do, to my utter boredom) about the wretched state of affairs with regard to our province’s financial state, dare I presume to suggest a possible solution? My husband and I so en-

joyed our encounter with Mr. Rattenbury, that we would have been thoroughly delighted to line his coffers with a small amount of silver. It is my profound belief that visitors to the provincial legislature would be more than pleased to open their pocketbooks for these talented young ladies and gentlemen, as opposed to the bombastic array of alternative attractions infesting the Victoria waterfront. Lisa Smith, Vancouver

UFC thrills mother and daughter To the editor: Re: “GM Place, doctors confident about city hosting future UFC events,” June 16. I just wanted to say that I had one of the best times attending the UFC 115 last Saturday. I am 43 years old and even my mum in her 60s attended and had a great time. All she could talk about after was how amazed she was at the intense respect the fighters

had for one another. We were both amazed at how well behaved the fans were. I have seen worse things going on at a Neil Diamond concert. An amazing evening and well worth the money. I throw my support into the Octagon all the way with the hopes of the UFC coming back to Vancouver. Lori Wilson, Vancouver

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UFC blood matches give traditional forms of karate, ju-jitsu and judo proverbial black eye

Who took the art out of martial arts? Busty, half-naked nymphs strut around the octagon cage toting signs announcing the start of the main event. Two minutes later, Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell catches Rich “Ace” Franklin with a vicious kick that fractures Ace’s left arm. After more brutal exchanges of punches, knees, elbows and kicks, Franklin bludgeons Liddell’s chin with a right hook, dropping the aging superstar to the canvas. Franklin then pounces on Liddell and slugs the already unconscious veteran one more time for good measure, leaving the vanquished a bleeding, crumbled mess on the octagon floor. The victor leaps up, flexes every muscle and sinew in his body, and salutes the frenzied crowd of 17,000. Meanwhile, Vancouver martial artist Andrew Stephens grimaces, and Gichin Funakoshi, the father of modern karate, rolls over in his grave. Stephens argues that despite the increasing popularity of these events, so emphatically demonstrated at a sold out UFC 115 at GM Place last Saturday, the hyper-marketed spectacles repeatedly give martial arts such as karate, judo and ju-jitsu a proverbial

black eye. They are indicative of a society in decay and conjure up images of ancient Rome, or Lord of the Flies. Stephens, a black belt in karate and Ryukyu kobudo (Okinawan traditional weapons) insists that amidst the hullabaloo, the record must be set straight: this sporting exhibition is not karate, nor any other Asian martial art in its pure form. He explains that the “martial” in martial arts is a loose translation of “bu,” a term used in the days of the samurai, and is for the most part an anachronistic misnomer. Judo and jiu-jitsu, loosely translated, mean the gentle way and soft art respectively, and karate literally means empty hand, which implies fighting without weapons but also carries the added nuance of empty mind: a mind focused and cleansed of clutter. Since the UFC has redefined (some would say libelously) the term martial arts, Stephens prefers the term “budo arts” because it distinguishes them from MMA. He adds that budo “evolved as a means of fostering a harmonious way of living by following a path directed by ethics. Ethical guidelines combined with a substan-

davidtycho tial amount of training allow an individual the opportunity to delve into their own character and polish what was before blemished.” Sounds esoteric, but Stephens explains that budo and Buddhist philosophy are inextricably linked. So how did the blurring of lines occur between the traditional art and the contemporary sport? History informs us that these arts, in varying styles, have existed in East Asia for millennia, but it wasn’t until the 1930s that they became somewhat mainstream, when they were introduced into Japanese universities and

tion of the transforming nature of the study of karate. Stephens, echoing many past masters, maintains that martial arts are about the elimination of conflict and the introduction of harmony. The underlying message is that the ideal of karate “is one that drives us towards the betterment of ourselves and our communities.” So next time you see an MMA blood-fest on TV, or UFC president Dana White punching walls and swearing at journalists, fight the urge to associate MMA with the symbolic fist on the door of your local dojo. They are different animals, unfairly linked for the sake of money and by uninformed reporting. Most karate practitioners don’t believe MMA should be outlawed—they simply point out a dramatic distinction between a blood sport and an art. And they have faith karate will be around long after the UFC has become a blip on the sports spectrum. Then Stephens can smile and Funakoshi can rest in peace. David Tycho is a Vancouver artist, writer and karate student. david@tychoart.com.

later public schools as a form of physical education and self-improvement. Instructors focused on developing strength, conditioning, flexibility, and coordination through teaching basic moves and katas, choreographed series of movements. Fighting was never considered a goal or possible outcome of the lessons. Many American soldiers stationed in post-war Japan found the art intriguing, studied it, and brought it back home, where a handful of dojos were established. Some worked hard to maintain the original ethos, some did not. When Hollywood jumped on the bandwagon, and later the UFC, definitions were corrupted and public perception of martial arts congealed: it was all about being tough and fighting, accessorized with Chinese characters, rising sun headbands and a bit of bowing. Karate practitioners suggest that a more accurate and complete term for karate is “karate-do,” the do meaning path or way. Karate-do teaches ethical principles and can have spiritual significance to its adherents. Gichin Funakoshi entitled his autobiography Karate-Do: My Way of Life in recogni-

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Local referee unfazed by UFC hisses and boos Megan Stewart Staff writer With eight seconds to go in the third and final round, his face pulpy and swollen, Rory MacDonald lay on his back beneath his opponent’s ceaseless blows—punches, elbows and a strike known as a hammerfist. Kevin Dornan was the closest man to the two mixed martial artists, the third man in the octagon as the fighters sparred in front of a sell-out crowd of 17,000 at GM Place June 12. Dornan watched, paced and circled. Then at the 4:52 mark, he stopped the fight before the bell could sound. “Fighter safety is why I’m there,” said the Vancouverbased referee. “I was very concerned for [MacDonald’s] aural bones and his opponent was really working hard at attacking that contusion on the side of his head.” MacDonald, who was raised in Langley and now fights out of Kelowna, came out strong, and the official score card showed the first two rounds went to him. But he lost his edge, his confidence and said he began to fight like an amateur, not a pro. His rival, Carlos “Natural Born Killer” Condit, took full advantage of MacDonald, at 20 years old, the youngest fighter in the UFC. “I’m surprised he didn’t quit earlier,” Condit said. Dornan spoke to the Courier following the June 12 UFC 115 card, the first in Vancouver once city administrators secured insurance, a cash deposit and other safeguards from the league and after municipal politicians contemplated the ethics of backing a U.S. combat league that champions violence, aggression and one rival’s submission or loss of consciousness. But the UFC does not pick the referees and judges, which must be locally supplied. Last weekend, that job was up the Vancouver Athletic Commission, whose chairman Mirko Mladenovic told media he was “particularly proud” of the selections, which included five local MMA fighter-turned-officials. Dornan said he was not fazed by the crowd as thousands hissed their disapproval, shifting to a chant of “Rory! Rory!” to throw

slurs and outrage at the man charged with impartiality and vigilance. Ten seconds in a fight can become a lifetime if a fighter cannot protect himself, and UFC President Dana White came down in favour of Dornan’s decision. “I’m the first to blast a referee or a judge for making bad calls,” White said Saturday night. Dornan’s call came eight seconds before the final bell of a matchup Mac-

Donald may have won. “In my opinion, referees aren’t looking at the time,” White said. “They’re there to protect the fighters.” Chosen for his experience judging international, UFCcalibre competition, Chris Franco, the owner of Franco Kickboxing and a MMA coach and former competitor, scored five fights on the night. “The difference with the UFC was definitely the magnitude of the production,”

he said. “To be quite honest, it was a little surreal.” As if he were watching students in his own Fraser Street dojo, Franco said he blocked out the white lights, the hollering hoard and his sense of the multimillion-dollar pay-per-view audience. “When I sit in that chair, I’m there to do a job.” His professional responsibilities met, he let himself take it all in. “You felt that camarade-

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St. Paul’s Hospital remains on Burrard Sandra Thomas Staff writer St. Paul’s Hospital is staying put on Burrard Street, despite the $2.4 million the provincial government has spent on property taxes in the past three years for land once slated as its new home. Dianne Doyle, chief executive officer for Providence Health Care, which operates St. Paul’s, said the provincial Ministry of Health recently committed to a significant investment towards the renewal of the hospital, rather than the construction of a new health care facility. “We are encouraged by the comments made by the ministry of health that there will be a significant investment in a renewal project,” she said. In 2004 the non-profit Vancouver Esperanza Society purchased the Station Street property on the False Creek flats where St. Paul’s was once envisioned to go. But the provincial Liberal government has paid the taxes on the property to ensure Providence Health Care is given first dibs to purchase the land should it decide to build a new health care facility. The Esperanza Society is a private organiza-

tion that supports Providence Health Care, a private Catholic non-profit. Doyle said so far there’s been no discussion on the future of the Station Street property, but confirmed it could become home to a new health care facility. “Right now our focus is on the Burrard Street site,” she said. “But we have to get back to [the ministry of health] with more details, but at this point there’s no approved project for the renewal.” West End resident Brent Granby, a member of the Save St. Paul’s Coalition, attended Providence’s annual general meeting June 9 where Health Minister Kevin Falcon confirmed St. Paul’s will not be moving. Granby said while he was happy to hear St. Paul’s isn’t in immediate danger of moving, he’s disappointed the minister didn’t have more information on future redevelopment plans. “I would have liked a stronger message,” said Granby. Based on past experience, Granby said he’s confident Providence will include the community while developing its plans for St. Paul’s. One of the changes he’d like is closing off Comox Street to traffic on the north

side of the hospital and converting it to green space. “We’re really hoping Providence will be open to having dialogue with us,” he said. Doyle said the community will “absolutely” be involved in the planning of the St. Paul’s renewal. “We’ve just been waiting for word from the ministry to move forward,” she said. According to Falcon’s office, the government is paying the taxes on the property because that preserves Providence’s first right of refusal to buy the land, which is considered an ideal size and location for a new health care facility. The Courier wasn’t able to speak to Falcon before press deadline, but the health ministry forwarded transcripts of a June 3 media scrum during which he addressed the issue of St. Paul’s. At the time, Falcon said based on discussions he’s had with the leadership team at Providence and St. Paul’s, the hospital will remain on Burrard. He said the plan for St. Paul’s could potentially include new medical office towers. sthomas@vancourier.com

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with 55,356 votes and only two Vancouver politicians cleared more than 60,000— Sam Sullivan (61,543) and Suzanne Anton (60,586). In 2002, when COPE swept to power under Larry Campbell, voters came out in droves. Campbell landed 80,772 votes, while four COPE city councillor candidates won more than 60,000 votes, along with one park board candidate and six school board candidates. COPE’s Al Blakey topped the school board polls at 70,455 votes. Conventional wisdom suggests school board trustees have a low profile, but election results suggest many highly motivated voters pay attention to public education. The lesson might be: don’t make them mad.

Closing time The VSB unveils its list of schools being considered for closure next week, but it’s a mystery what schools it will include. It may not be as simple as picking the schools with low enrolment, many of which are on the East

Side. The optics of closing only East Side schools would be bad. The VSB has received strong interest from the Francophone school authority to acquire a West Side property. Future revenue potential will be a consideration. Other factors include the physical condition of schools. Enrolment forecasts will be considered, but there is also concern that once schools are named enrolment will drop because parents don’t want to enroll students in schools eyed for closure. “Based on staff figures we may not have surplus capacity by the time we complete this process of closing,” added board chair Bacchus, citing the introduction of all-day kindergarten and the government’s interest in programming for three and four year olds. The comptroller general, however, suggests the VSB could save $5.7 million by closing and consolidating schools based on 2009 enrolment numbers and excess space. noconnor@vancourier.com


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reads: “No matter how much our community tried, the city put business and profit interests ahead of the needs of its citizens… One reason we moved out of the neighbourhood was because this fight for the preservation of city bylaws over the Nichol House was a fixed fight and despite the entire community protesting, profit and self interest won out.” Well over 90 per cent of polled residents in Shaughnessy, which stretches from West 16th to West 41st between Oak and Arbutus streets, opposed the townhouse development, according to Hamilton. A call to Arthur Bell Holdings LTD., which owns the site, was not returned before the Courier’s deadline. noconnor@vancourier.com


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Mixed martial mayor So Mayor Gregor Robertson did make it to last Saturday’s fight night at GM Place. He told me last week that he wasn’t going to the mixed martial arts event. But apparently he managed to squeeze time in his schedule to sit octagon side with Ultimate Fighting Championship prez Dana White. So what did he think?

“I saw the last couple of matches and they were pretty rough. The crowd was right into it. I’ve been around martial arts and boxing before. So it gets pretty rugged in the end. But, you know, it was a very professionally run show, a very smooth operation. It was a much calmer crowd than I expected. I thought it would be rowdier actually and it was quite relaxed in there considering it was a big fight night.” In December 2009, city council voted 6-3 to allow a two-year trial of the sport. Robertson didn’t vote because he was in Copenhagen, but said he supports the trial. Vision Vancouver councillors Raymond Louie and Andrea Reimer, and COPE Coun. Ellen

Woodsworth, voted against the trial, saying it promotes violence. At least five fighters were treated in hospital Saturday night for a variety of injuries, including a broken arm, broken hand, cracked foot and deep cuts. One of the main combatants, Chuck “The Iceman” Lidell, was knocked out. Even so, the mayor doesn’t share the view the sport promotes violence. “I grew up on a rugby field and on hockey rinks, so I’m used to seeing those kind of thrills and spills by willing participants. A lot of people don’t like it and a lot of people do like it. I don’t judge it on that basis. I think those guys are keen to do it and a lot of people are keen to

pay to watch that and I think it’s better off contained in a safe setting like that than happening out in the street.” As I reported June 16, the UFC indicated to the brass at Canucks Sports and Entertainment that it’s interested in returning to GM Place before council’s two-year trial expires at the end of 2011. So does the mayor want the UFC back in town? “The event was a good success by their definitions. Obviously a great turnout and big pay-per-view audience and relatively trouble free. So I think there’s interest in coming back. Obviously we’ll be open to that and working out the details if that opportunity comes.”

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By now, a lot of city hall watchers have probably seen the YouTube video of the walls of a building under demolition falling onto a downtown street. It happened at Hornby and Helmcken streets June 10 and a wall narrowly missed a pedestrian and car on the street, according to the video footage. So what’s the mayor doing to ensure this won’t happen again? “I have spoken with the city manager and she’s initiated an investigation at the city,” the mayor said. NPA Coun. Suzanne Anton called for an independent inquiry. mhowell@vancourier.com

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Disabled paddlers take a seat in race Megan Stewart Staff writer Without the chair, Sydney Spraggs would be off balance. A dragon boat racer, Spraggs has multiple sclerosis, which makes paddling in a boat difficult. With her heart pounding, paddle up in clenched hands as her legs spasm and her muscles shake from adrenalin, she risks falling backward as the dragon boat lurches forward. She wouldn’t be the only one. Off Balance is the name of a dragon boat team made of paddlers with multiple sclerosis and their supporters. Spraggs, the team captain, and two other women use a custom-made chair engineered to brace their bodies despite the boat’s forward momentum and designed so they can focus on stroke time and technique. The chair is state of the art, said Spraggs. A beauty of design and functionality made of aluminum and nylon, the chair’s frame clamps to the bench of the racing canoe, the foam seat puts the paddler next to the gunnel and the seatback reclines to suit each athlete. Next week, the chair’s designer, Clive Rush, will receive a Gizmo Award for the adaptive chair’s potential to benefit the greatest number of people. In bus stations, gym arenas and major league stadiums, any bench can potentially be outfitted with this chair. Rush volunteers with the Tetra Society, which partners inventors, designers and en-

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Vancouver-dominated city council has allocated $25 million towards bike lanes across the city for less than four per cent of the population to use. “But they can’t find money for summer programs for Vancouver’s kids,” said Robertson. “The funds allocated for homeless chickens would have funded two-anda-half summer recreation leaders for the summer.”

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Vows renewal a resort staple Sandra Thomas Staff writer KAUAI, Hawaii—Despite the long white dress of the bride and pale shirt and pants of the groom, the couple renewing their wedding vows on a beautiful sunny afternoon on the Hawaiian island of Kauai wore casual flip-flops on their feet. That they were wearing shoes at all during the ceremony at the Outrigger Kiahuna Plantation in Poipu set them apart from everyone else, including myself who ended up acting as an accidental witness to this romantic scene. The ceremony was held in the resort’s expansive Moir Gardens, home to statuesque cacti and rare orchids, where I happened to be that afternoon, camera in hand. It was hard to miss the vow renewal official, Kauilani Kahalekai, dressed in a brilliant yellow dress adorned with a red robe and a garland of green in her upswept hair. Kahalekai’s ceremony was based largely on ancient Hawaiian culture, including the exchange of leis and the blowing of the conch shell at the start. Kahalekai performed a Hawaiian chant for the couple, with some English translations, while explaining the significance of “ha,” the breath of life she had the bride and groom exchange followed by a special kiss. During the ceremony, the couple was serenaded by the soft Hawaiian slack-key guitar music of Steven Kealoha Mu, dressed in shorts and a tropical shirt. I have to admit at the end

Wedding vow renewals are complimentary at the Outrigger Kiahuna Plantation. of the ceremony when Mu sang the Hawaiian Wedding Song, it was so touching I got a little teary-eyed. I was surprised when Kahalekai called me over from the spot where I’d been taking it all in and asked if I’d sign as a witness to the couple’s vow renewal. I was more than happy to oblige, which is how my name got on the vow renewal certificate for Justin and Amber Myers of Illinois. I later found out vow renewals are complimentary for guests of the Plantation and take place each Thursday. The resort is modelled after Hawaii’s 19thcentury plantation past and includes low-rise vacation condos amongst 30 acres of garden, Continued on page 23

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Courier correction

A couple of people appearing in recent Courier photos were not where we said they were. In our June 11 story, “Addicts and mentally ill frighten older tenants,� the cutline for the photo indicated that Sheila Baxter was the woman on the left. In fact, she is the woman on the right. In a photo accompanying the Letter of the Week for June 11, the photo cutline indicated that Education Minister Margaret MacDiarmid was the woman on the left. She is, in fact, the woman on the right.

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Pay up, or else. City property tax payments and homeowner grants must be received by July 5 to avoid a ďŹ ve per cent penalty on outstanding balances. Notices were mailed to property owners in the last week of May. To avoid phone queues and lineups at city hall, the city offers options to pay online via your bank or the homeowner grant through the city’s website. The city’s website is set up so a property owner can determine taxes due, submit changes of address, obtain application forms for the tax installment prepayment plan and ďŹ nd answers to most common tax questions. The website also has a section for frequently asked questions, where a property owner can learn why their taxes may be higher than the city council-approved rate. Answer: “Council approves the general levy for the entire city’s budget. But that doesn’t mean you will see that same percentage change on your tax notice. Many factors inuence the taxes on a given property, making it different from the overall percentage approved by council and reported in the media.â€? Got it?

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The May 26 Courier article “Expiring grant leaves writing workshops looking for donationsâ€? brought a beneďŹ cial result for writing workshops sponsored by Megaphone, Vancouver’s street newspaper. The Cheryl Rossi story highlighted how the workshops—aimed at newspaper vendors, women in the Rainier Hotel in the Downtown Eastside, low income people in Downtown South and recovering addicts at Onsite—were in danger because of uncertainty of continued city funding. Sean Condon, executive director of Megaphone, reported earlier this week that a donor who wishes to remain anonymous sent the paper a $5,000 cheque attached to a copy of the Courier story. Megaphone now is contracting with PHS Community Services Society to offer workshops in its buildings that house and offer support to people with chronic drug abuse problems and concurrent disorders.

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Bayeux Tapestry world’s first graphic novel John Keyes and Anne Garber Contributing writers BAYEUX, France—With the D-Day beaches a mere eight kilometres to the north, this medieval city is a convenient jumping-off spot for Second World War buffs fascinated by the Invasion of Normandy. Coincidentally, it was a completely different invasion that solidified Bayeux’s own claim to fame. This troop movement, in 1066, 878 years before Allied troops landed in France, went in the opposite direction, as William, Duke of Normandy, led an army north across the English Channel to engage the Saxon king, Harold, at the Battle of Hastings. The events leading up to the Norman Conquest, as William’s taking of England came to be known, were commemorated in the form of a tapestry 70 metres long and 50 centimetres high. Although its specific origin can’t be verified, historians believe it was created in the 11th century, soon after the events it describes, by monks in a southern England workshop under the supervision of the Bishop of Bayeux, who happened to be William the Conqueror’s half-brother. The tapestry was eventually taken to France and today is on display in a former seminary near Bayeux’s grand cathedral. Regardless of the route you take toward the city centre, you’ll see signs directing you to the “Tapisserie.” Street parking is at a premium in Bay-

The Aube River flows through the medieval French city of Bayeux, home of the famous tapestry commemorating the Norman Conquest in England in 1066. photo Anne Garber eux: if you see a spot, take it, even if this will mean a lengthy walk to your destination. There will be plenty to see en route. Given its sole exhibit’s historical significance (the tapestry is on UNESCO’s “Memory of the World” registry), the museum gives a

poor first impression. The lobby is small, with labyrinthine, bank-style queuing and too few cashiers; in warm weather, buying tickets can be a glacially slow, stifling experience. It would be best to nominate someone to stand in line while the rest of your party waits outside.

After queuing a second time, ticket-holders are issued an audio-tour gadget and ushered into a dimly lit salon where the wool-on-linen tapestry is displayed in a long, U-shaped glass case. At once, all the waiting becomes worthwhile. As you slowly walk the length of the room, then make the turn and walk back toward the exit, the audio-tour gadget senses where you are and delivers a narration that explains the scene in front of you. The narration and the sound effects are mesmerizing, as if one is being given a private reading of the world’s first graphic novel. Fact-based, but with flourishes worthy of the best storyteller, this is a tale of misadventure, betrayal and revenge that changed the face of Europe. Remember to hit the pause button on the audio tour in order to scrutinize the tapestry before moving on, as the line-up behind you effectively prohibits doubling back, and we weren’t able to get the gadget to rewind to an earlier place in the story anyway. Exiting the tapestry room, you drop off the audio gadget and follow a corridor into a large and well-stocked gift shop where numerous tapestry souvenirs can be purchased, as well as books and maps about Bayeux and environs. For more information, visit www.tapisserie-bayeux.fr. Anne Garber and John Keyes are members of the Meridian Writers’ Group.

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community briefs 24 Hour Relay This weekend is the Money Mart Easter Seals 24 Hour Relay. Taking place at Swangard Stadium in Burnaby from 10 a.m. Saturday to 10 a.m. Sunday, the event raises money to send more than 800 B.C. kids with disabilities to summer camp at no cost to their families. Relayers will run and walk around Central Park for 24 straight hours to raise money for the Easter Seals Summer Camps program. Easter Seals ambassador Sarah Cheung describes the camps as, “A place where [I] can forget about [my] disability and

let [my] worries fall by the way side.” On Saturday between 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Swangard Stadium is open to the general public. People are encouraged to come out and enjoy the fun and fundraising. Swangard Stadium is 3883 Imperial St. For more information, go to www.24hourrelay.com.

Emily Carr show A new generation of Vancouver photographers will be showcasing their collective work for the public until June 22. The works of 23 Emily Carr

photography graduates from the class of 2010 will come together for a group show touching every aspect of the explored medium. The institution is internationally recognized for its established multidisciplinary attitude towards the medium and for molding innovative and entrepreneurial photographers. Photographer Anne Cottingham acknowledges that while photography has become the most accessible art form, she has found success in a suddenly over saturated medium. “We had a lot of older tools to learn and play with, as well as a

is June 27 at St. Mark’s Anglican Church, 1805 Larch St. (and Second Avenue) from 7 to 9 p.m. Registration isn’t required. Admission $5. The moderator, Dimitri de Morea, a philosopher, counsellor, and teacher. He works as a psychotherapist, and counsels people in philosophy, or the art of living well. He also leads workshops, writes, and lectures frequently on the art of living. It will be an evening of laughter during which participants will try a variety of fun exercises, and ponder the joys and gifts of laughter. For more information, email interdisciplinary-cs@sfu.ca.

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Can’t wait until the Vancouver International Jazz Festival starts next week? Get your fix as Vancity Theatre screens the acclaimed, four-part TV documentary Icons Among Us: Jazz in the Present Tense June 19, 7:30 p.m. The film looks at jazz as a modern art form, highlighting the contributions of Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Bill Frisell and Wynton Marsalis among others. For more info, go to viff.org or call 604-683-FILM (3456).

Much to our surprise, the Budding Brilliance Benefit is not a fundraiser for imprisoned pot activist Marc Emery but a “celebration of young virtuosity to benefit the Vancouver Recital Society.” Hosted by writer and broadcaster Bill Richardson, the June 19 concert at the Chan Centre showcases the talents of three prodigiously charmed youngsters from New York, San Fran and Victoria. Go to www. vanrecital.com or call 604-602-0363.

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Fans of screwball comedies about down-on-their luck Broadway producers, blonde bombshells and religious fanatics can finally rest. Metro Theatre (370 SW Marine Dr.) presents Ken Ludwig’s adaptation of Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur’s 1932 yuk-fest Twentieth Century June 19 to July 17. For more info, go to metrotheatre.org or call 604 266-7191.

The Shooting Stars Foundation hosts its annual Fit For A Queen fundraiser at the River Rock Show Theatre June 19, as some of Vancouver’s finest female impersonators and “drag artists” sing, dance and act all bitchy for a good cause. For tickets, call 604-280-4444 or go to www. shootingstarsfoundation.org.

Sharon Jones and her band the Dap-Kings bring their old school funk and soul stylings to the Commodore June 20.

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Show: Donnis with Cherchez

La Femme and P-Luv, June 23 at Fortune Sound Club.

Talented freak Anton Newcombe brings his Brian Jonestown Massacre to the Commodore June 18 for an evening of psychedelic jams and heckling from dumb audience members trying to provoke him. Across town, local gospel trio the Sojourners play St. James Hall. Baltimore electronic duo Matmos gets all experimental at the Biltmore June 19, while Hank Williams’ grandson Hank III plays Venue. Experimental psyche-rock trio A Place to Bury Strangers brings its New York cred to 917 Main June 22, while Sebadoh frontman and Dinosaur Jr. bassist Lou Barlow does some solo emoting at The Media Club.

Souled out In today’s landscape of soul revivalists, retro-fitted R&B singers and fresh-faced funk machines, Sharon Jones is the real deal. Born in James Brown’s hometown of Augusta, Georgia, Jones honed her chops as a church gospel singer and by fronting local funk bands in the 1970s. When a music career didn’t pan out, she moved to New York to work as a corrections officer on Rikers Island and eventually hooked up with the Dap-Kings, whose old school approach to recreating the soul-funk sounds of the 1960s and ’70s put them at the forefront of the

soul revival movement and landed them a gig backing up Amy Winehouse on her 2006 breakthrough album Back to Black. With tireless Jones at the helm, dancing up a storm in high heals and belting out some the finest you-done-mewrong vocals since Aretha Franklin, the Dap-Kings are a force to be reckoned with, both in the studio and particularly in concert. Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings shake and shimmy their way across the Commodore stage June 20 is support of their latest album, I Learned the Hard Way. Tickets are sold out, but maybe the soul gods will release some tickets at the door on the day of the show.

kudos & kvetches Ozzy does it

According to techie website Engadget.com, which has been responsible for more nerd erections than Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, DNA research lab Knome has announced it is going to sequence Ozzy Osbourne’s entire genome. Why not Mitsou, former Vancouver Canucks defenseman Garth “The Strangler” Butcher, or people who willingly bought PT Cruisers, you’re probably asking. Truth be told, few people have had their entire DNA mapped, but Knome, which focuses on DNA sequencing in the interest of disease research, says the Black Sabbath singer’s “extreme” medical history (i.e. drinking, drugging, biting the heads off live bats) makes him an ideal candidate for their purposes. The sequencing is said to take three months and, if the subject is any indication, will likely be incomprehensible. Nonetheless, K&K is more than a little curious why someone as self-destructive and increasingly feeble as Osbourne is still technically alive. And while we wait for the DNA results, it’s our hope that Osbourne will share some of that insight and observation in his new health advice column for the Sunday Times magazine, which is associated with

London’s Times newspaper. According to a recent article, the hard-living rocker and buffoonish reality television dad’s weekly health column will be titled The Wisdom of Oz, and he’ll sign it “Dr. Ozzy.” Something tells us he had help coming up with that one. “I’ve seen literally thousands of doctors over my lifetime, and spent well over £1 million ($1.5 million Cdn) on them, to the point where I sometimes think I know more about being a doctor than doctors do,” Osbourne said in statement announcing his new gig. Osbourne said his column, which starts later this summer, will “promote a lifestyle that includes exercising, eating well and taking medication only when prescribed.” As for other sage health advice, Dr. Ozzy is tight lipped, or more likely numb lipped due to the horse tranquilizers he takes every morning, but we suspect he’ll touch on such topics as how to survive marriage with Sharon Osbourne, tips on drinking your own urine when you’ve run out of whiskey, natural salves you can find in your garden, which toads make you hallucinate the longest after you’ve licked them, bloodletting and whether or not there’s a cure for hairy palm. Hint: there isn’t one.

On the Doyle

Quick, who directed the 2010 Winter Olympics opening ceremonies? Yeah, we couldn’t tell you, either, although we suspect it was Quatchi, team spirit and the “power of you and I.” According to Reuters, however, organizers of the London 2012 Olympics have pulled out their big guns and hired Oscar-winning filmmaker Danny Boyle to direct the opening ceremonies. Considering Boyle’s film credits include Shallow Grave, where some dude takes a hammer to a dead guy’s teeth, Trainspotting, which concerns a group of Scottish heroin addicts, zombie film 28 Days Later and Slumdog Millionaire, where a poor Indian boy gets drenched in dung from an outhouse, it’s an interesting choice to say the least. But a word of advice to Doyle and his creative team—which includes director and producer Stephen Daldry, whose credits include Billy Elliot, The Hours and The Reader—if you’re going to use giant dungcovered intravenous needles that mechanically rise up from the ground while costumed zombies dance incessantly, make sure the trap doors work. It would be a national embarrassment if only three of the four dung-covered intravenous needles rose up from the ground.

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Can a restaurant be resurrected? If you’re thinking the arrival of Adesso Bistro at the former Parkside location (1906 Haro St., ph. 604-5689975) is a case of deja vu, you’re right. The Italian haunt that slipped into the space vacated by Andrey Durbach’s L’Altro Buca was last seen on the corner of First and Yew. Even though the kitchen bumped things up a notch for Kits at the time, the room—overshadowed, ironically, by floundering (and now vanished) Watermark—never quite took off. However, five years on, Adesso 2.0 has all the promise of its predecessor. Plus, these intimate digs west of Denman are just right for the casual but detail-driven polish of the new edition. In the kitchen, chef Sean Sylvestre (who honed his skills for eight years at Cioppino’s, under Pino Posteraro) delivers a menu that pays full attention to seasonal, mainly West Coast ingredients prepared with passion and flair, echoing the recipes of co-owner Luciano Loi’s coastal home region of Liguria. “Lots of people have been there without realizing it,” Loi says. “If you

head southwest, into France, you’re in Nice and Monte Carlo.” The cuisine style is lighter than other Italian regions, with a natural emphasis on fresh seafood, as well as olives and pine nuts, which grow in abundance. The plates are not as large as standard entrées yet neither are they “small plates.” With an emphasis on freshness of fare that speaks for itself, the quality of preparation and ingredients equates to good value. One of the few East Coast concessions, a half lobster comes wrapped in savoury breadcrumbs and roasted in its half shell ($22), while fresh halibut is baked and served with an Acqua Pazza sauce of white wine, cherry tomatoes and olives ($22). A standout is the mixed, mainly West Coast seafood bourrida (also a draw at the former location) that mingles a school of prawn, octopus, calamari, clam and lobster in a spicy tomato broth ($20). Perfect for sopping up the delicious juice is pastry chef Jason Pitschke’s herbed and rock salted panini, right out of the oven. There’s plenty to lure us back, including Pitschke’s vibrant and seductive Fragola, with macerated strawberries, a mille foglie of strawberry mousse, mascarpone, Italian meringue and a compote of strawberry juices, with puff pastry. That’s unless we’re swayed by the fleur de cao dark chocolate—or the affogato with hazelnut praline.

Wines, well chosen, are pan-regional Italian, with some desirable cachet B.C. labels—such as Foxtrot Pinot Noir—for good measure. Also appealing is Adesso’s delightful, leafy patio (something that was lacking before), which should make this bornagain newcomer a welcome addition to the quiet, tree-lined side street. ••• More from the “then is now” department sees a sad farewell to long struggling So.cial. We’ll have to see if apostrophes fare better than misplaced first periods, when the heritage Water Street space re-emerges as McLean’s. You also have to hand it to Steamworks owner Eli Gershkovitch for perseverance: The Transcontinental, which barely left the station has now pulled back in as Rogue Kitchen and Wet Bar—where you can pay what you think the food is worth. For now. info@hiredbelly.com twitter.com/hiredBelly

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$1.99 at Donald’s Market, 2279 Commercial Dr., ph. 604-255-1440 Country of origin: Japan What it is: From the makers of Pocky comes these unfortunately named “biscuit nuggets” filled with creamy chocolate frosting that look like a cross between a dog snack and a deep-fried section of one’s intestinal tract. Verdict: Deceptively delicious with a crispy outside and melt-in-your mouth sweetness inside, kind of like an inverted chocolate-covered Pocky stick.

White Rabbit

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$1.19 at A&L Market, 458 West Broadway, ph. 604-876-8786 Country of origin: People’s Republic of China What it is: One pill makes you smaller, one pill.... never mind. This self-described “creamy candy” is not only chewy with a milky aftertaste, it has a cool logo and a name that suggests illicit drug taking. Verdict: The liquid maltose, white granulated sugar, sweetened condensed milk and butter won’t do your waistline any favours, and the hard, chewy texture resembles those dreaded Halloween candies that would always make its way to the bottom of your pillowcase. But the subtle hint of dairy is a pleasant surprise. So is the loose cavity-filling you might notice after a few go rounds with the White Rabbit. If you have any exotic junk food suggestions for the Courier, email mkissinger@vancourier.com. —Michael Kissinger

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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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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 $$ Waterfront Centre – 200 Burrard Street 604.669.2781 $$

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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 MENTION THIS AD AND RECEIVE 10% OFF 2313 Main Street 604.872.8779 $$

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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 $$

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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 $$–$$$

Award-Winning Authentic Mexican Cuisine served in an ambiance that would make you swear you were there! Salsa dancing with instructor & live DJ on Friday and Saturday eves. VIP room, group rates and menus. Reserve today! www.thevallartagrill.com 102 Water St. (Gastown) 604.696.9580 Accept: Visa, M/C, Amex, Interac and cash $– $$$

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Breezy and bathed in light, Bard romance perfect for summer night Much Ado About Nothing

At Bard on the Beach until Sept. 25 Tickets: 604.739.0559 www.bardonthebeach.org Reviewed by Jo Ledingham

Not only is actor Jennifer Lines absolutely luminous, but on opening night of Much Ado About Nothing, she found sunlight. No, she wasn’t responsible for the good weather that Bard artistic director Christopher Gaze must have been hoping for (and got), but in the opening scene—a glorious scene in which Beatrice (Lines), thinking she’s unobserved, practises flamenco dancing—Lines found sunlight on the stage and danced in it. It made my heart leap. Suddenly, everyone onstage is dancing, stamping and clapping (choreographed by Karen Flamenco) in an outpouring of joy. The troops from Aragon are coming home from war and passing through Messina; excitement and romance are in the air. This is the kind of scene that director Dean Paul Gibson revels in: colourful, romantic and sensual, with passions overflowing all over the place. In the festive scenes, celebrating the victorious Spaniards, the women are in costume designer Mara Gottler’s flounced skirts, the men in sashes. Flowers cascade down set designer Drew Facey’s balconies. Ah, you just want to leap out of your seat, drink wine, click your heels and shout olé (even though the setting is in the pre-First World War Italian countryside). Gibson gives this play a light

Much Ado About Nothing at Bard on the Beach overflows with music, dancing and romance. touch and leaves us to ponder the darker aspects of this much-loved Shakespeare romantic comedy after the curtain falls. I’ve never been happy with its sexual politics: the too readily accepted, unsubstantiated aspersions cast by nasty Don John (Parnelli Parnes) against innocent Hero (Almeera Jiwa); Leonato’s (Gerry Mackay) vicious tirade against Hero, his beloved daughter; lovestruck Claudio’s (Gaelan Beat-

ty) spiteful decision to disgrace Hero publicly rather than privately; and Don Pedro’s (Martin Sims) bartering of Beatrice in lieu of Hero. What? Did anybody ask Beatrice? These questions still hang over this production, but Gibson chooses not to hammer them home. While casting actor John Murphy as Benedick didn’t rule out serious intent, it certainly made it likely that this Much Ado would be Much Fun.

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member, are sworn enemies of love and of each other. Dogberry and the men of the watch are as silly as Shakespeare intended. I’m generally not fond of these comic scenes, but Simon Bradbury’s Dogberry is ridiculously pompous with his mangled language and a stair routine that’s one-of-a-kind. Less obvious but amusing on the stairs, too, is Shawn Macdonald (as Verges), looking bow-legged and gimpy. In many ways, Much Ado About Nothing is a very modern-feeling play with a pair of lovers who are anti-romantic. While Hero and Claudio have bought into the whole love/marriage/happilyever-after scenario, Beatrice and Benedick are not convinced of the benefits of marriage and are, therefore, wary. When tricked into believing they are loved by the other, they are excited and flattered but they proceed with healthy skepticism. We wish them well but know, as do they, that the arc of their life together will not be peaceful. They are a pair of scrappers. And so Much Ado About Nothing resonates with a contemporary audience who may also suspect that marriage isn’t always a bed of roses. If someone were to write Much Ado About Nothing: The Musical, it should be Stephen Sondheim. Director Gibson, the designers and the cast give us a gay, breezy and music-filled production that felt perfect for a (rare) sunny June evening and the opening of Bard’s 21st season. joled@telus.net

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One permanent F/T Supervisor required at Bashir Auto Detailers, 711 West 14 St. North Vancouver V7M-3E8. Must have experience in anti rust under-coating protection, cut polishing, use of paint, leather & fabric protection detailing and install pin strips and body side mouldings on new and used cars and trucks. Duties: Supervise and scheduling of workers, recommending additional services to clients, receive payments and assist cleaners in performing specialized duties. Must be fluent in English and able to operate cleaning machines. $17.50/hour. Apply in person btwn 11am - 5pm or by mail/phone, 604-987-2921.

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Unemployed? Feeling stuck? FREE Job Search Support for People with Disabilities and/or Chronic Health Conditions The EDGE Program IAM CARES Society 604 -731- 8504 info@iamcares.ca

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FREE job search and training assistance for men and women

AND TRAINING SOLUTIONS

YWCA Employment Resource Centre

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

Reporting to the Executive Chef, you will be responsible for supervising all cashiers, baristas and catering staff in a busy Corporate Cafeteria in Richmond. Responsibilities: 1. Provide leadership and mentoring to 8 service staff 2. Maintain a high level of customer service Qualifications: 1. Minimum 5 years experience in food service sector, including at least one year with supervisory experience 2. Proficiency in Microsoft Office (strong computer skills required for responding to customer inquiries and creating promotional materials) Work Conditions: • Mon-Fri 6:30am-3:00pm Compensation to commensurate with experience

Email resume to: hr@thelunchcorp.com

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Personal Trainer Certification Earn up to $70/hr as a Personal Trainer. Government Financial Aid may be avail. 604-930-8377 See our ad in todays paper under Education. We are currently seeking a team oriented, self-motivated, enthusiastic individual to join our operations team as a

Superintendent

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General Employment

NO WEEKENDS, no eves. Merry Maids reqs house cleaners North Vancouver. 604-980-6100

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Health Care

LIVE-IN CAREGIVER for senior in South Vancouver, driver’s lic. a must. Call 604-619-5192.

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Hotel Restaurant

Applicants must have substantial experience in Road Construction with extensive knowledge in the grading and paving aspects of the business. They also must possess superior leadership skills and demonstrate solid oral and written interpersonal communication skills as well as average computer skills with Microsoft Office software. The successful candidate will be responsible for scheduling, quality assurance and the administration of the day to day operations. As well, they will be involved in the Company Safety Program and will work cooperatively with our other Superintendents in the Major Contracts and Design Build Projects We offer a complete benefit package with salary commensurate of experience. For consideration please forward your resume including work & salary history and expectations to: Attention: Human Resources B A Blacktop Ltd. #201-111 Forester Street North Vancouver , B.C. V7H 0A6

F/T CHEF, Choon Ha Choo Dong Korean Rest. (Van). 3-5 yrs exp. High School grads. Prepare and cook meals, $18.75/hr. Fax 604-588-9673

employment@bablacktop.com Serving the BC Lower Mainland, the Fraser Valley and the Sunshine Coast.

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Office Personnel

Himalaya Restaurant Ltd. a full service restaurant located at 6587 Main Street, Vancouver requires a Bookkeeper to work on behalf of their two restaurants and other related businesses. Duties include: keeping of financial records, payroll, posting of Journal entries, maintaining G/L account, performing bank and account reconciliations, all month-end preparations and preparing financial statements. Minimum 3 years of experience as a Bookkeeper/ Jr. Accountant. Salary $19.00/hr. Please fax your resume at 604-327-1888.


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Student Employment

WANTED: Kids to sell chocolate bars after school & wknds. Earn up to $150/wk. 604-618-7780.

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

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Trades/Technical

2010 2020

Auctions CAN-AM

CURRICULUM COORDINATOR

AUCTIONS

ROOFERS - Single Ply

Marine Roofing seeks fulltime Journeypersons. Lower Mainland BC Jobs Min. 3 yrs. exp. $27.50-$32.50/hr. Call Daryl, 604-433-1813 dmorrison@marineroofing.com

Licensed ECE professional with 5 years experience required. Preferred PID and/ or curriculum development experience. Part Time Position available.

NEXT AUCTION Tuesday, July 20, 9am

Industrial, Construction, Forklifts, Farm & Turf Equip., Crane Trucks, Trailers, Lumber, Boats and etc. Cars & Trucks 9 a.m. Start!!!

Located in Langley Just 30 Minutes from Vancouver

Fax Resume: 604-540-8550 Email: admin@chcabc.com SEEKING Casa Directress & Infant/Toddler teacher. ECE/AMI/ Infancy Cert. req. 2nd lang. an asset but not mandatory. F/T$18/hr. reachforthestars@telus.net

Journeyman or woman, full time position, trade certification required. Fax resume to 604-529-9204

For Employment ads:

604-630-3300

Looking for a New Career Direction?

6780 Glover Rd., Langley, BC ph: 604-534-0901 www.canamauctions.com

2010

EDUCATION

SYSTEMS INC.

We sell & service all hot & cold pressure washers 604.434.2188 upsi.ca #11 - 5850 Byrne Rd. Burnaby

Birak Farms, Richmond 4200 No. 6 Road

Appliances

604-339-9335

Upick or Ready Picked

LIKE NEW!

Fridge $249 • Stove $199 Washer $199 • Dryer $149

BISSETT FARMS

Warranty & Delivery Removal Available

2170 Westham Island Rd Delta (big blue barn)

604-306-5134

U- Pick & Ready Pick Strawberries

7 days 8am - 6pm

Discover a World of Possibilities in the Classifieds!

Call 604.630.3300 to Advertise

UNDER PRESSURE

2055 Food Products Strawberries

WELCOMING INDUSTRIAL SMALLS.

Ticketed Carpenter Supervisor

Appliances

604-946-7471 We accept cash, interac, Mastercard & Visa

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Career Services/ Job Search

ACCENTUS MEDICAL Transcription Services

requires Canadian MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTIONISTS to work from home. Expertise in Operative Reports needed. Health Benefits now available! Please apply online www.accentus.ca/ employment.html

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Education

FOODSAFE 1 DAY COURSES Guaranteed best value! Six Metro Vancouver Locations: Vancouver • Burnaby • Surrey • Richmond • Coquitlam • Maple Ridge All our Instructors are also working local Health Inspectors! Classes held each week & weekend! Course materials available in 6 languages. Same-day Certification. Visit our website at www.foodsafe-courses.com or call 604-272-7213 ADVANCE Hospitality Education – B.C.’s #1 Choice for Foodsafe & WorldHost Training.

CANADIAN HEALTH CARE ACADEMY

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For Sale Miscellaneous

APPLY TODAY for a brand NEW FULLY LOADED MDG Desktop, Laptop or LCD HDTV delivered to your doorstep & get a FREE 22’’ LCD HDTV! FInance from 49 cents/day, $0 down, 1yr/2yr/3yr terms. Everyone’s Approved thanks to MDG’s In-House Financing 1-800-791-1174. MOVING MUST SELL! Imported Portuguese Living Room & Dining Room, Hand Tool Leather Upholstery, 5 & 11 pce in Mahogany, Also Kroeller 5 pce Maplewood Dining Set, Bokhara 9x12 hand woven carpet, 18ft freezer cuft. 604-294-8789

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Fuel

HARDWOOD FIREWOOD Guaranteed, Full Cords, hand split 16’’lgth. Buy Now Save Big Money$$ Del incl. 778-908-4170

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Furniture

BED, ADJUSTABLE single Plasma, w/remote control. near new, $750, 604-731-0115

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Furniture

Coffee Table, 45' long, 23.5 'wide, 16' tall, glass, slides & horizontal. $45. Danish style table, 4ft 7 ' long, 30.5' wide, 29' high, 2 x 13inch leaves, tile design in the middle. $195 Mt Pleasant area, Van, 604-875-8055

DOWNSIZING, BEAUTIFUL furn exc cond, dbl bed w/linens, flatscreen tv,antique tbl & chair, vanity tbl, Luggage + more. Or $1,100 takes all 604-255-5574

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Lumber/Building Supplies

#1A STEEL BUILDING SALE! Save up to 60% on your new garage, shop, warehouse or storage building. 6 different colors available! 40 year warranty! FREE shipping for the first 20 callers! 1-800-457-2206 www.crownsteelbuildings.ca

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Wanted to Buy

Old Books Wanted also: Photos Postcards, Letters, Paintings. (no text books/encyclopedia) I pay cash. 604-737-0530

BEST Deal Restwell Matt Sets. Full wrty, Dble $319. Queen $339 King $559. Will deliver. 722-3636 HIGH END furniture for sale, very good condition, downsizing. call 604- 408-2419

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Education

FOODSAFE 1 DAY COURSES – ONLY $66 BEST VALUE GUARANTEED Classes Every Sat, Sun & Mon Taught by Certified Public Health Inspectors ADVANCE Hospitality Education BC’s #1 Foodsafe Choice

www.advance-education.com

604-272-7213

Sell it in the Classifieds

604-630-3300

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Education

Medical Office Trainees Needed!

Doctors & Hospitals need Medical Administrative & Medical Office Staff! No Experience? Need Training? Local Training & Job Placement is also available.

1-888-748-4126

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Music/Theatre/ Dance

IN HOME OR STUDIO LESSONS Piano, Theory & other instruments. Allegro Music School 604-327-7765 www.AllegroMusicSchool.com INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SCHOOL Train on Full-Size Excavators, Dozers, Graders, Loaders. Oil Field Tickets. Provincially Certified Instructors. Government Accredited. Job Placement assistance. www.iheschool.com 1-866-399-3853

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Tutoring Services

HELPFUL MATH TUTOR Phone: 778-866-8877 Web: http://m101m.org

Personal Trainer Certification

Register early & you may be eligible for $1000 off your tuition!

Call our East Vancouver Campus

251-4473 www.sprottshaw.com

(604 )

Spend lunch with 15,000 potential employers.

➧ Biology for Nursing ➧ Evening Access to Practical Nursing ➧ Access to Practical Nursing ➧ Practical Nursing ➧ Nursing Unit Clerk ➧ Resident Care Attendant FREE laptop offered with all full time Programs.

604.540.2421 • www.chcabc.com

With more than 15,000 jobs, working.com is a great place to find your next job.

Earn up to $70/hr as a Personal Trainer. Government Financial Aid may be available. 604-930-8377 Hilltop Academy

TUTOR DOCTOR VANCOUVER In-Home Tutoring for All Ages and Subjects. Experienced & Qualified Tutors. 604-351-7761 bfitzgerald@tutordoctor.com www.tutordoctor.com


F R ID AY, J U N E 18, 2010 T H E VAN C O U VE R C O U R IE R

3507 3015

Childcare Available

* * BOOK NOW!! * * An overseas live-in Nanny for 2010 placement. 604-682-4688

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Cats

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Dogs

CATS. Fixed - male and female rescued cats. Free to good, n/s indoor homes only. 604-513-9310

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Horses & Tack

Dog & Pony Shop Tent Sale Everything On Sale Sunday June 20th: 10am - 4pm 4830 Delta St, Ladner

Dogs

Children’s Activities

SPEECH THERAPY- Your home. Summer sessions Preschool - Adult. 604-762-2829

3508

LAB / Golden Retriever Pups, black, vet chkd, vacinated, exc family pets. $450. 778-549-8621

GARAGE SALES

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REG.HALF ARAB 12YO 15hh Gelding Experienced Rider Aldergrove $2,500 OBO 778-808-7810

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Pet Services

LATISHA’S PET CARE

Cat sitting. We love cats. Vanc. only. Michele 778-385-7313

ALL SMALL breed pups local & non shedding $400+ 604 590-3727 www.puppiesfishcritters.com LAB SILVER / Charcoal PUPS, PB RARE! vet chd, social, quiet temp. $950. 778-549-8621

UBC RESEARCH

Vision Laboratory at Children’s Hospital needs volunteers (4-12 years) with good vision and hearing for a study on visual perception. Study involves computer games. Honorarium paid. Call Emily at 604-875-2345 ext. 7853.

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AUSTRALIAN LABRADOODLE Pups Non-shedding mediums, parents 27lbs, spayed/neutered, 1st shots, reg. with ALAA, $2500 1-250-494-3107 Summerland

Vacation Bible School Renfrew Baptist Church

Ages 3 -12 ★ It’s Free! ★

July 12-16 6:30pm -9:00 pm www. renfrewbaptistchurch.ca/ dvbs.html

BERNESE MOUNTAIN Dog Puppies. Male and Female, vet checked and ready for loving homes. $1,100. 604-637-4439. Langley. BICHON FRISE, 9/10 wks, 1st shots, vet checked, guar. ready to go. $600. 604-820-0194

CFA REG BLUE Persian F 8mth spayed lovable PKD neg health gaur $600.00 firm 604-939-1231 www.dreamhimicattery.com

PB ENGLISH Springer Spaniel Puppies 6 months old. Very sweet...they have had all of their vaccines and vet checks. Ready for new homes. To 'GOOD' family homes only!!! Plse. call (604) 505-1620 $750.00 PIT BULL puppies male & female 8 wks 1st shots, dewormed. View parents. $500. Ph 604-701-1587

BORDER COLLIE Cross Sheltie pup male. Gorgeous! Ready Now. Blue Merles, $700. Aldergrove. Call 604-856-3291 CHIHUAHUA PUP, PB, male, ready to go. Vancouver. $300 obo. Free Bichon 604-325-2639

Cats

I’m camera shy...

CHINESE SHAR-PEI standard, miniature and toy. Several colors. Purebred. Vet checked. Great temperament, velvet coat, excellent wrinkling. Family friendly. $600. Call 604-888-1116

PUPPIES FOR SALE, father American Bulldog, mother Whippit/Pit Bull, 7 wks, healthy, no shots $375 obo 778-862-3568

www.TravelWithRon.ca

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Destinations

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Registered Massage Services

SWISS BODY Men & Women

Massage $29 Head to Toe 3 hrs $109

DOBERMAN PUPS. Female/ Male. Tails/dew claws done. Blk/ tan. $1500-$2000. 604-607-7433 FILA/MASTIFF GUARD DOGS owners best friend. Intruders worst nightmare. all shots, $2000 each. ready now! 604-817-5957

3482 Main St. Van 604-873-9890 NORAH SPA Opening Massage 4085 Oak St & King Edward 604-677-5121 Try the Best 604-872-1702

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Sunshine Coast

WATERFRONT COTTAGE sleeps 5. Safe, sandy beach, Roberts Creek. July 3rd- Jul 17th avail $650/wk. 1-604-886-2127

GARAGE SALE

Empty your Garage Fill Your Wallet

China, glass, antiques, furniture, much more! etc.

BHuge Church Garage Sale!

WEST POINT GREY MOVING SALE Saturday June 19, 9-noon Furniture from 2 homes. Antiques, books, spiral staircase, desks and more. 4508 Bellevue Dr (near 4th and Sasamat)

Metaphysical

Gadry Consultation

Spiritual Guide & Psychic Advice you can trust! Family issues, Happy Marriage, Reuniting loved ones, Immigration and Court matters, Business Success, stop stress, hopeless cases, Depression. Quick Results. Natural gift! 100% GUARANTEED ★ Mr. Gadry 604-872-7952 ★ www.gadry.ca

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Mind,Body&Soul

BURNABY

Rummage & Bake Sale

Sat., June 19, 9 - 1 All Saints Anglican Church, 7405 Royal Oak Ave. Books, clothing, small appl C

RELAXATION Therapeutic Massage

SOPHIA(6YRS)NEEDS NEW home.,due to allergies,carrier, litter box, litter. (604)254-1119

Foster homes urgently req’d for rescued, abandoned & neglected dogs. Many breeds 778-688-6340 abetterlifedogrescue.com

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Full Body Massage, Facial, Acupuncture (Ins. Covered). 604-568-6123 (190 E 48Ave).

Mind, Body & Soul

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

Palm Tarot Card • •Crystal•Ball Readings

GOLDEN DOODLE female pups - ready to go. Email pics available. 1-250-674-0091

Helps through all problems of life. Results while you wait.

604.564.0696 778.552.3282

Amazing Sale

Fabric, crafts, quilts, samples, display items, furniture, wood + misc 8 to 12- Sat, June 19 The Cloth Shop 4415 West 10th Ave, Vancouver, Back Lane B

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MULTI FAMILY SALE! Sat June 19th 9am - 1:30pm Rear - 128 W 18th, Assorted stuff, Follow the signs

West Point Grey Baptist Church 4509 West 11th Ave (11th & Sasamat) Sat. June 19th, 9am - 3pm All proceeds go to the Youth Summer Trip to FlinFlon, Mb.

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MAKE IT A SUCCESS! Call 604-630-3300

H★HUGE BLOCK SALE ★ SAT June 19th 9am - 2pm 0 to 100 Block West 61st Ave. Btwn Ontario & Manitoba St. IF RAINING SAT JUNE 26th. TREASURES GALORE!!!

Garage & Estate Sale Sat. June 19, 9 to 1 4236 Musquem Dr.

HALFMOON BAY cottage nr beach, hiking, biking trails, 1 br + loft slps 5 max. ns, np, Jul 15 Sept. $800/wk 1-604-740-2385

HEALTH MASSAGE & WAXING

RAGDOLLS & Domestic Kittens, $100-$500. 604 590-3727 www.puppiesfishcritters.com

FULLY ESCORTED TOURS Travel with World Travel Specialist Ron Booiman 604-946-4484

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2887 East 3rd Ave Call: 604-255-6011

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MINI DACHSHUND. Wire hair. Health guaranteed. Ready now! $800. 604-538-5433

Childrens Camps

Hey Kids!!!

Charters & Tours

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HUGE SALE Sat June 19th 10- 2pm

3870 West 23rd in lane

Sports equip, toys, household, some construction materials.

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HUGE ARTIST- PACKRAT MOVING-IN SALE Sat. & Sun. June 19 & 20 1000’s of cool & unusual treasures, delectable collectibles, original art & art materials,sewing, funky junque, plants, & more! 712 E 62nd Ave, 10am-6pm.

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Richmond ★★ ANTIQUES AND★★ ★★COLLECTIBLES FAIR★★ Sunday- June 20th 10AM-5PM The London Heritage Farm ★ 6511 Dyke Road (Just West of Gilbert Rd) ★ Tea room open for Fathers Day

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

LARGE GARAGE SALE

Sat, June 19th, 10am-4pm 2478 East 38th Ave Something for everyone!, Clothes, furniture, toys, houshold items and more!!

K- FAIRHAVEN THRIFT SALE 2700 E. 49th Ave (at Vivian St)

Sat June 19th 9am-11:30am

It’s time for bargain hunting! Browse our Garage Sale section to find deals near you.

TAPESTRY THRIFT SHOP

1369 Kingsway (just west of Knight St) • Furniture • Houseware ING TH E • Books • Knick Knacks SOM FOR 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.

Weekends were made for shopping, so make sure you check our Classifieds for a comprehensive listing of garage sales in your area! Follow the garage sale trail in

The Vancouver Courier Classifieds Call 604-630-3300 to book your ad

Spring Garage Sales


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Business Services

5017 5005

Accounting/ Bookkeeping

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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Business Opportunity

#1 JANITORIAL FRANCHISE Customers, (Office Cleaning), Training and support. Financing. www.coverall.com 604-434-7744 info@coverallbc.com

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

Up to $10,000 Canada Wide Settlement Lenders 1-866-210-7200

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Computer/ Internet

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Financial Services

You keep your keys and drive away with cash. Call Got Keys? Got Cash! (604) 760-9629

http://www.gotkeysgotcash.com

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Agents

NEED A MORTGAGE 1st and 2nd Mortgages, Self Employed, Refinancing, Forclosures, Low Rates. 604-629-8628 www.MazumaCapital.ca

Real Estate Services

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Trouble Selling? I can help! Rental Management Services. Reasonable Rates. TRG Realty

www.victoriafarrell.ca 604-724-0245

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Condos/ Townhouses

6008-04

Burnaby

VIEW! Fully reno’d 1 BR condo, granite counters, 737sf, wlk to L’heed, schls, $218,900, rental ok, Mala @ Sutton, 604-710-9030

6008-40

W.End/Down/ Yaletown

SUN, 2-4pm, #207-921 Thurlow, Westend 1 BR + Den, 679sf, Fully Reno’d. Michael Lepore, Royal LePage Westside 604-295-3974 www.AccoladeRealEstate.ca

Dreaming of a New Home?

Houses - Sale

6020-01

Real Estate

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$99 can sell your home 574-5243 Abbotsford updated 1200sf 2br+den 2ba condo view pool $269,900. 504-7424 id 5160 Agassiz Price Reduced updated 630sf 1 bedroom condo $74,900 778-840-4455 id4991 Coquitlam 10,000sf lot w/1000sf 3br 2ba home, outbuilding $440K 778-859-0717 id4272 Delta Kennedy Hts updated 920sf 2br condo, laundry, pool, $172,900 306-0406 id5121 Langley Price Reduced 1280sf 3br 2ba rancher, 7200sf lot, $479,900 514-0608 id5129 Langley immaculate 2500sf 4 br 3ba w/bsmt ste 5000sf lot $530k 532-6922 id5159 Langley resort like living, immaculate 1053sf 2 br 2ba condo $249,900 539-1005 id5161 Maple Ridge drastically reduced 4.9ac serviced vu acreage $465Kobo 722-3996 id4694 Maple Ridge immaculate 1200sf 4br log home .37ac lot $539,900 778-240-1196 id5118 Richmond Completely renovated 674sf 1br condo, pool, $224,900 345-3915 id5148 Sry Fleetwood huge 1801sf 5br 3.5ba rancher 7184sf lot $429900 778-240-1196 id5117 Sry View Lot nr Khalsa School, Skytrain, 2235sf 4/5br, suite, $449K 951-9104 id5119 Sry Beat the HST, NEW Fleetwood 3312sf 6br 3.5ba w/suite $639K 807-9405 id5131 Sry Open House Sat/Sun 2-4 #8 8383-159st Fleetwood immaculate 1573sf 3br 2.5ba tnhse, sxs garage $385K 512-3629 id5144

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Body Work

RELAXING MASSAGE very clean/private. 9am-11pm, 7days, D/town & Kits. Anie 604-684-8773

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Personals

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

Check the Real estate section.

To advertise call 604-630-3300

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Real Estate Services

THINKING OF BUYING OR SELLING?

Allow me to provide you with my Professional opinion & advice on whether NOW is the right time to buy or sell. I will put my 20+ years of Real Estate Experience including Sales & Marketing, Mortgage Financing, Property Appraisals & Valuations to work for you. • 100% Full Service & Commitment • Tiered Discounted Fee Structure • Real Estate Property Valuations • Property Buying/Selling Guides • Current & Past Client References • Selling and Buying Strategies

Carleton Kung, BBA Marketing & Finance,

Greater Vancouver Specialist, Multiple Realty Ltd.

604-726-2906 or carletonkung@netscape.net “Results based on Service, Integrity & Knowledge”

VANCOUVER MARPOLE, 70th & Granville, Spacious 2 BR apt. $995. Available Immediately. Adult building. Call 604-263-9038

6508

Apt/Condos

GEORGIAN TOWERSST. 1021 HOWAY

NEW WESTMINSTER 1450 WEST GEORGIA ST. 11Bdrm from $799 & 3 bedrooms

2 Bdrmsstarting from $from 959 available $ 1150 50% OFF 1st month for 2 bdrm suites

AMAPOLA SPA Best massage skills, lrg selection Asian girls, good service, low rate, #1 choice open 7 days 10am-10pm

hiring 604-266-8300 5763 Balsam Street @ W. 41st, Van., Kerrisdale.

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Houses - Sale

6020-01

Real Estate

www.bcforeclosures.com 4 BR home from $15,000 down $1,600/mo. 604-538-8888, Alain @ Sutton WC Realty W. Rock

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Surrey

Quik Sale! Cash Bonus! 7BR, 3lvls, 3yrs old, 1 + 1 BR ste, $1200/mo rev, in new sub div, $567K, Mala @ Sutton 710-9030

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Vancouver East Side

SAT, Jun 19, 2-4, Cntrl Loc 5 BR w/morgt helper, recent reno’s, f/yrd, wlk to skytn/schls, $649K, Mala @ Sutton, 604-710-9030

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Lots & Acreage

N. WEST. All services paid, inclds u/grd electrical, DCC’s, survey & eng’ng report. 33’ x 130’ lot. No GST. $333,000. 604-726-0677. usellahome.com ● ID # 4711

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Okanagen/ Interior

Port Moody

33 FLAVELLE Dr. 3 BR, 3 lvls, 2.5 baths, 2 f/ps. 3,360 sf home in CDS, on greenbelt. 7,260 sf lot. $917,000. By appt, 604-767-6742

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Lots & Acreage

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

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Real Estate Investment

GRANDVIEW @ Las Vegas on South Blvd brand new concrete bldg, 2 sep 1 br XLrg units, Luxurious, ldry, 2 jacuzzi, a/c, plasma, king bed, slps 8, full equipped kitchen. Timeshare 4 x per yr, you own % of property, Rentals ok Asking $35,000 604-374-4350 * 604-506-7576

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 1 BR $675 immed, Cambie & SW Marine Dr. hardwood, incl & hw, 1 yr lease. np, ns, 604-988-4692

1 ACRE gd - Mission All usable building lot, room for shop, pool & lrg home. High end homes built in this prestigious cul de sac subdivision. 10 mins to downtown. Drive by lot #7 - 8732 Jones Terrace, near the Abby on Dewdney Trunk Rd. $330,000. Call Len 604-763-4118

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Condos/ Townhouses

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2 BR Condo $1595. 5 appl, f/p, n/p, n/s. 16th & Cambie Avail now. Viewing/info: 604-738-4100 2 BR Kerrisdale 1,000 sf, reno’d, h/wood, granite, new bath, heat/ hot water, ns, np, secure entry July 1st. $1,325. 604-732-8954

BACH & 1 BR, Newly Reno’d, cls to shop & transit, secured, incls heat, h/w, prkg, Start @ $675. 604-325-1385 www.remirealty.ca

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Apt/Condos

BBY, 4575 Grange, 1 or 2 BR Apt, nice & spac, hardwood flrs, parking, across fr Metrotown, N/s, N/p. Call Ariana 604-616-2824 BEAUTIFUL APTS. 1 & 2 BR avail. Special rates. Open House FRI & SAT @ 8665 Shaughnessy Call 604-327-9419

BURNABY CENTRE Metrotown Area - Bby

Updated Studio & 1 BR Apts. Rental Incentives Offered. Rent includes heat and hot water.

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EAST VNCR. Near 7th & Clark. VIEW. Upper lrg 2 BR ste, newly reno’d, hardwood floors. Av now. No pets. $1100. 604-218-7660

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Recreation Property

SUNSHINE VALLEY DEVELOPMENTS Camping Cabins starting @ $199,000 to lock up. 604-599-3861, 778-888-4574

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Warehouse

FOR SALE Warehouse/Office on Vantage Way, Tilbury, Grade lvl access. 2150 sq/ft 2 washrooms, High Traffic Area, Visual Exposure, Avail. Aug 1. 604-940-9900

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Condos/ Townhouses

W.End/Down/Yaletown

BEST DEAL IN DOWNTOWN WESTEND Open Sun 2 – 4pm • #1003 – 1060 Alberni St

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Spacious, bright, quiet 2 bdrms + 2 bath, separated by living area for privacy. 1000 sq ft, extensively & tastefully renovated. Super security, insuite laundry, parking, indoor pool, gym, lounge, rooftop sundeck garden, caretaker & more.

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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 - 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

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Furnished Accommodation

12TH & Quebec Quiet, furn’d 2 room ste, priv entry & bath, $700 incls utls. NS/NP. 604-576-1746

5 BR, 3.5 bath, patio, 2 car prkg, jacuzzi, sleeps 7, Kingsway/ Rupert, pet ok, utils, net & cable incld, avail July & Aug. $3500/mo or $1200/wk, 604-569-0598

Houses - Rent

1770 E 60 Ave. 2 br, 1 bath, 1400sf, huge deck, yard, quiet, 1 year lease, np, ns, $1400, July 1, Eric 604-723-7368 (Prop Mngt)

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................

PITT MEADOWS -11860 Springdale Dr. 4 Bdrm, 2½ baths, inside freshly painted family HOUSE, 5 appl, huge family room, gas f/p, fenced yard, garage, close to WC Express, Schools & shops................$1988/M

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TOP FLOOR 3Bdrm 1.5Bath. Unfurnished includes fridge, stove, d/w, f/p, shared laundry. Near transit, schools, daycare, parks, shopping & more. No Pets. $1800/m includes utilities. 3434 E. 2nd Ave. rossetti@shaw.ca (604-307-2749)

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Co-ops

OPEN HOUSE Killarney Gardens Housing Co-op Saturday June 26th @ 2998 E 54th Ave., Vanc. Info session 2pm. Unit tours. 604-436-9554 www.kghousingcoop.ca

6540 GINGER Crosstown, Science World! Deluxe 1 BR condo, all appls, strge, bike locker, sec’d prkg, Media/amenties rm & more. NS/NP. Avail now. 604-861-6303

Office/Retail Rent

Offices: 2nd floor 2000 sq.ft. Main floor $200 per month and up. Ground floor 4000 sq. ft. 2163 Kingsway 604-454-1617

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Rooms

3 BR bsmt ste $1,000 also 1br $400 near #19 & #25 & #22 bus. incl hydro/gas. Nice yrd, nr park, np. Immed 604-874-1560

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Suites/Partial Houses

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Cleaning

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Concrete

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Drywall

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Tim Stephens' Astral Reflections Aries March 21 - April 19: Relationships are important and potentially lucky Sunday. Talk, visit, travel or make a decision about one that has been a bit of a burden (or support!) for some years. You want to dive into the depths (sexual intimacy, financial commitment, research, secrets, investments, big health change) Monday to Wednesday morning, but think first. Wisdom and luck seldom go hand-inhand (ain’t that unfair, eh?) but both might combine Wednesday/Thursday. Still, major separative possibilities loom by Friday, so tread cautiously in law, love, education, international, career and family zones.

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Electrical

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

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June 20 - 26

Cancer June 21-July 22: Your energy will start growing soon! (Monday onward.) The four weeks ahead are your time to wield your clout, attract others, interview, ask favours, make major changes in direction and set important projects in motion. In all this, you will have to be more diplomatic than usual, especially this week – huge opportunities might face you, but they depend at least partly on the goodwill or co-operation of others. (If you’re an artist, writer, this –now through 2024 – is a time of potential fame.) Romantic atmosphere Monday/Tuesday. Those opportunities/oppositions Friday/Saturday.

Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: The weeks ahead (especially this one) brew a change in your living circumstances and your career or social position. To some degree, you have control over this, and can “play your hand” or attempt to squelch these changes. But consider: the forces of change will only grow stronger (and inevitable) over the next 14 years, and at present change represents a great opportunity for you, can bring bright new horizons in romance, marriage, relocation, contracts and partnerships – and fame! Talk/writing’s lucky Wednesday, but if you talk too much late week you could blow a deal.

Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: The weeks ahead accent relationships, opportunities and oppositions. You could meet an exciting member of the opposite sex – he/she seems quite talkative, might be “flustered” by events surrounding him/her. (This would indicate that marriage is not a good long-range possibility. Be aware.) You’re like a walking destiny flag this week; you’ll come into people’s lives at critical junctures. Be diplomatic, humble, not withdrawn. Be ambitious Sunday. Hopes, happiness, bright horizons Monday/ Tuesday! Take a breather Wednesday p.m. to Friday eve. You shine, attract others, Saturday.

Taurus April 20-May 20: The month ahead brings short trips, communications, details, paper (computer) work, sibling visits – a busy but not hugely important time. However, events around you will be important. You went through your major life crises in the 1980s through early 2008. Others go through theirs now, especially Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn. For you, these crises affect your communications and other secondary life activities. So make adjustments in these areas, especially Monday and Thursday/Friday. Relationships excite Monday/Tuesday. Sweet luck in intimacy, finances Wednesday!

Leo July 23-Aug. 22: Retreat. Rest, lie low, contemplate, avoid the spotlight while you do four things: catch up on neglected chores or government paperwork, plan, recharge your energy reserves, and re-connect with the spiritual realm. All these, as well as your work and health areas, face big changes this week, and generally to 2024. Realize flexibility is sometimes a good thing. When we aren’t charitable toward others we destroy ourselves. Your social connections and your attitude toward romance are also changing – see brightness here. The delusions/ illusions of the past decade will disappear, very soon!

Scorpio Oct.23-Nov.21:This week features change – and difficult relations with a Gemini or Virgo and/ or in communications, especially legal, publishing, intellectual or long-distance communications. Consider in these areas, that Gemini or Virgo is likely right, is fighting your limitations (which makes you uneasy). The change is not central – you went through your main life struggles in the 1980s to mid-’90s. It affects four areas, in order of intensity: communications, siblings; background, government; work, health; and those areas first listed (legal, publishing, etc.) and (gentle but deep) love areas.

Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Tackle chores over the few weeks ahead. It’s humdrum, but you might as well plunge in.You’re rather insulated from the big changes going on all around you. Still, this month, especially this week, might transform work, employment, health and your relations with institutions, the government or head office. Listen to your hunches, to the spiritual side. You often find Gemini romantic, Virgo sexy. This week, either someone in these signs has a lot of difficulty, or you have difficulty with him/her. Be patient. Sunday’s mellow. Friendship Wednesday/ Thursday. Retreat Saturday.

Gemini May 21-June 20: Read Taurus message – you, too, have largely gone through your life’s walk of fire, and your future is growing more calm. But major changes still loom, now to 2024, in finances, sex and to 2017 in friendships, romance, sports, and creative or child-related zones. All these are strongly affected this summer, particularly this week. You probably won’t see fireworks, but things are changing! Take the helm of your ship, especially Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. Anyone who will not cooperate will never co-operate. Turn elsewhere. A big money change!

Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: The four weeks ahead boost your popularity. The future will brighten, optimism will reign! The world has more problems than usual, all this spring/summer, but these intrigue you, you can find opportunities “in the cracks.” Like Gemini, you’ve been through the main crises of your life, the last 12-15 years. It’s time to raise your sights – and your head! (Posture affects how others “handle” you.) A wish is likely to come true, could involve friendship or romance, creativity or children. Main accent all week: change in friendships and love. Be ready for it, respond, be happy!

Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: The few weeks ahead accent life’s mysteries and depths – including sex, investments, debts, lifestyle commitments and major changes, and health. Your subconscious will float to the surface, bring dreams, hunches. Pregnancy is possible for “eligibles.” Change will come to, or manifest via, these areas – and it will affect not only these zones, but also what (and whom) you possess, and what you earn. Dig deep, don’t be satisfied with surface answers. But also accept changes, especially in money, social and communications zones. Hard truths are true truths this week. Don’t invest – yet!

Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: Your passionate, romantic, love-oriented, creative, risk-taking side rises strongly over the next few weeks. You’ll ride a winning streak! But one you meet this week might not be a good marriage prospect. Your own marriage and/ or business partnerships might also face difficulties. The problem isn’t in the relationship, it involves work, health and similar practical difficulties (e.g., the army ships your mate out). A soul-deep, serious but blossoming change occurs this week in social connections and/or romance. Mysteries Sunday. Be ambitious Wednesday! Joy (sensual?) Saturday! timstephens@shaw.ca • Reading: 416-686-5014


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

FREE ESTIMATES Seniors Discount

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AJK MOVING LTD.

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

B&Y MOVING Experienced Movers ~ 2 Men $50 ~ • Includes all Taxes • Licenced & Insured • Efficient & Reliable

604-708-8850

WESTCAN

MOVING SYSTEMS

Western Canada’s Moving Solution Free Estimates

604-765-0244

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

Painting/ Wallpaper

8195

8193

• 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

8195

Painting/ Wallpaper

ARBUTUS PAINTING

VANCOUVER LTD. • Fully Insured • References • Green Products

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Painting the Westside

• Quality Work • Many Years of Experience • Premium Materials • Attention to Detail • Reasonable Prices Call Jeff to book an estimate for exterior painting:

604-916-5558

CANSTAR PAINTING The Quality You Trust! Interior & Exterior Projects Prof. Crew of Master Painters Prof. Design & Product Consultation Free Est./Written Guarantee

Insured/WCB

778-997-9582

Renovations & Home Improvement

9129 Shaughnessy St.

Insured/WCB

778-881-6096

D&M PAINTING Many Years Experience Fully Insured Top Quality, Quick Work Free Estimate

Hannah Jaxon 13 Hannah - 5 ⁄ Almost yrs. old 11 Years Old! Years Old! Jaxon - 3 ⁄ yrs. old 3

1

4

www.mrbuild.com

8220

604-724-3832

4

Plumbing

A BETTER

• Window Cleaning • Gutter Cleaning

Marty’s

Painting & Decorating Ltd. NO JOB TOO SMALL Quality work est. 1973

Colour Consulting Included Free Estimate 604-733-2865

RONALDO PAINTING

AFFORDABLE RENOS! In Business Since 1981 We will match or beat any Competitor’s Estimate.

778-881-6478 ACCURATE PAINTING - Int & ext. Competitive prices. 15+ yrs exp. Henry cell 604-754-9661 BRUSH N’ ROLL PAINTING Interior/Exterior WCB & Insured Free est. Call Richard 778-883-0593 MASTER MATCH PAINTING Int & Ext. . GOOD PRICES, 18 yrs exp.Thomas 604-724-8648 PASSION FOR PAINTING Int & Ext, power wash. Free Est. WCB. David 604-942-0115

QUALITY WORK

I Guarantee Best Painting Prices Call Mike @ 604-321-5035 ★ STAFFORD & SON ★ Interior/Exterior. Top quality work. Reasonable rates. 604-221-4900 T&H PAINTING. Int/Ext, Res/ Comm, Free Estimates, Quality Work, Guaranteed 778-316-7709

TOP PAINTING Res & Comm. Reasonable rates • Free Estimate Top Quality! Joe 604-782-1377 WEST-COAT SERVICES Paint, hardwood flr refinishing. WCB ins. Domenic 604-376-4232 WESTSIDE PAINTING & CARPENTRY. Reliable, affordable, quality. Rob 778-987-3620

8205

Paving/Seal Coating

ALLEN Asphalt, concrete, brick, drains, foundations, walls, membranes 604-618-2304/ 820-2187

604-420-4800 Established 1963

• • • •

Licensed, Insured & Bonded Lic. Plumbers & Gas Fitters Over 20 years Experience Custom Renovations to Small Repairs

Cell 604.626.1975 AAA Professional int/ext painter & wall paperer. Guar work. Free est. John 604-318-2059 (Kits)w

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

604-312-6311

RED SEAL

Drainage & Plumbing Inc.

Plumbing, Drainage, Repairs & Installation

Main sewer lines, water lines, camera inspections, plugged drains, hot water tanks and drain tiles. 24/7 Emergency available Sat/Sun/Holidays. Licensed, Insured, Bonded.

Renovations

from concept to occupancy

Winner of Gold & Silver Georgie Awards

604-618-4988

– Renovator Member of the Year

Certified Plumber & Gas Fitter

– Best Renovated Kitchen in Canada

Winner of the National SAM Award

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

604-731-2443 YOUR WAY

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

‘Old Home Specialist’

Steve

604-324-3351

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

When your house is great except… ❏ The kitchen’s too

small

❏ You need another

bedroom

❏ The carport could be

a two-car garage

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isn’t enough anymore

BS & SONS gas heating & plumbing. Certified. Renos, h/w tanks, boilers, drains. 24 hrs. 671-6815

PLUMBERS

Water Lines (without digging) Sewer Lines (without digging) Install. Drain tiles. 604-739-2000

We Fix The “EXCEPTS…” Since 1978

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HIGHMARKPLUMBING.COM Heating, Gas fitting, Drainage. Excavation. 604-945-6060

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

PAINTING LTD.

Jean-Guy Bottin

Edgemont Building Maintenance • Power Washing

328-3188

Fully Insured 20 years experience Call 604Free Estimates

7291234

Power Washing

★ ACCENT ★ Power Wash & Gutters Tile roof restoration Roof moss removal & repairs Power washing Window cleaning by hand Gutter cleaning & repairs 20 years experience 604-346-8191

PLUMBER

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8225

Better Quality, Better Service

INTERIOR & EXTERIOR SPECIALS

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20 Yrs. in Business!

Since 1989

Free Est/Written Guarantee

Oil Tank Removal

FLECK CONTRACTING LTD.

8240

AAA PRECISION PAINTING Interior/Exterior Excellent Prices

Interior/Exterior Specialist

Cameron 604-739-8241

(604) 875-9072 873-5292

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

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AAA ADVANCE MOVING Experts in all kinds of Moving, Storage & Packing. Different from the Rest. 604-861-8885

8180 DRAINAGE❍TILING❍Painting

Lawn & Garden

604

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Follow the Garage Sale trail in

The Vancouver Courier Classifieds

Call 604-630-3300 to book your ad

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BBB • WCB • Fully Insured

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Showroom 1230 West 75th Ave

Reno /Construction

• • • • •

H o m e R e n o s & Pa i n t i n g B a s e m e n t S u i te s K i tc h e n / B a t h r o o m D e c k s a n d Fe n c e s Laneway Housing

Tony (604)228-4272 tony@Garage-Suites.com


HOME SERVICES 8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

AaronR CONST Repairs & Renos, general contracting. Insured, WCB, Licensed

604-318-4390

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

BEARING WALLS removed, floors leveled, cathedral ceilings, garage leveled, door and window openings. 604-787-7484

8250

Roofing

Alin Maintenance Services •Roof •Chimney •Skylight; Repairs •All Leak Problems! 604-319-2229

ACOM CONSTRUCTION

PRP RENOVATIONS. Kitchens, baths, tiling, flooring, painting, plumbing, gutters 604-764-0399

MASTERCRAFT ROOFING Ltd. Right the 1st time! Repairs, reroofing, garage, decks. Hart 322-5517

BDC RENOVATIONS ★ Decks ★ Stairs ★ Basement Suites ★ Kitchens ★ Bathrooms Insured & Wcb Exc Ref’s Est 10 Yrs

778-889-3729

CEDARWORKS

SUNDECKS FENCES • STAIRS

30 years exp.

731-7709

TOTAL BATHROOM RENOVATIONS Father & Sons

QUALITY RENO’S, res. & comm. kitchen, bath & bsmt specialists. refs avail. call Greg 604-889-6055 QUALITY REPAIRS & RENOS Made affordable since 1981. Int/ext. large or small, BBB Member. Free est. Chris 604-313-4830

QUALITY WORK

Call Mike @ 604-321-5035 for all your reno & home imp needs. RAINBOW RENOS, 26 yrs exp. We do it all - basements, kitchens, baths, additions 778-885-0771 SEMI RETIRED specializing in stairs, decks, fences & small renovations. 604-737-2095 SMALL JOBS WELCOME RENOVATION Crown Mouldings · Drywall · Painting · Flooring, ★ Call 604-771-2201, 771-5197

STEPS, RAILINGS, DECKS

European Master Carpenter. Refs Free est. Frank, 778-230-0018

8250

8255

Rubbish Removal

ALL JUNK ★ ★ ★ ★

Rubbish Removal Residential & Commercial We do almost anything Free Estimates 7 days a week ★ No body beats our price. ★ $15.00 off with this ad

West Side Home Improvements

• Bathrooms • Kitchens • Carpentry work Stairs • Decks Framing to finishing. Small jobs welcome Rob 778-861- 4224 Thanks

778-886-4254

Timwood Homes

Specialized in Reno’s:

■ Framing ■ Sundecks ■ Stairs ■ Rooms ■ Garages ■ Sheds ■ Patios ■ Bsmts ■ Interior/Exterior Painting ■ Tiles ■ Laminate Floors

Call Prem 604 761-1743

#1 ALL TYPES of Renos & Additions Custom cabinets, millwork, etc. Guar.22+ yrs Paul 604-618-7926

ELPIS STUCCO and repairs. 45 years exp. 604-771-0911 J. PEARCE STUCCO CONTRACTING. Residential / Commercial. 604-761-6079 Quality Home Improvement ★ Stucco ★ All Kinds. No Job Too Big or Small. 604-725-8925

8305

Sun Decks

•Residential Roofing •Siding and Window Installations •Aluminum Awnings and Railings •Rain Gutter Replacements •Drainage Installations and Repairs Member BBB - Member RCABC Full Liability Coverage and WCB Designated Project Managers and Third Party Inspections

Call 604-327-3086 for a free estimate Quote code 1969 for a 5% discount

Free Est’s • Large or Small Jobs

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Skyline Decking & Renos All types of new, reno’s and ext. decks • Quality workmanship • Guaranteed reasonable pricing Call for free estimate

$49

John 778-288-8009

A Westside Rubbish Removal 7 days/week, very reas. rates per load. Randy 778-899-1382 A.J.K. MOVING Ltd. Special truck for clean-ups. Any size job Lic#32839 604-875-9072 ALL JUNK - remove for res. & Comm. Free est. 7days/wk. $15off. w/ad. 604-537-8523 CHEAP JUNK Removal Starting at $49.99. Large 20 cubic yard trucks. 778-882-5865

★ASK DISCOUNT RUBBISH★ Best Prices, Yard, House/Const, Demo. 7 days Ray, 604-727-6153

JACK’S RUBBISH Removal Friendly, Fast & Cheap 604-266-4444

All Types of Roofing, Re-Roofing & Repairs 604-221-2641 604-985-2641

9145

Scrap Car Removal

NO WHEELS, NO PROBLEM

Removal FREEScrap/Car No Wheels No Problem

1993 PORSCHE 928, rare GTS widebody, only 109km, as new. $25,800. 604-987-3876. D24627

Domestic

2 HOUR

Service From Call

Family Owned & Operated

(604) 209-2026 #1 FREE Scrap Vehicle Removal Ask about $500 Credit!!! $$ PAID for Some 604.683.2200

9160

Sports & Imports

SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC

A-WES SIGNATURE WORK Ceramic, Stone Installation & Design. 604-317-8962 ** MANNERIA STONE & TILE Total Bath & kitchen remodelling. Stone inlays. Stephen 604-888-1285

Sea Island Renovations

All home renovations, tiles, painting, drywall, flooring, etc. All work Gtd. Free Est. Ph: 604-771-9686

8315

9155

E

Treeworks 15 yrs exp. Tree/ Stump Removal, Prun’in & Trim’in & View Work 291-7778, 787-5915 www.treeworksonline.ca

• Window Cleaning • Gutter Cleaning

AAA RUBBISH REMOVAL Const/ Reno Debris. We Remove Almost Anything! 778-320-2525

604-420-4800

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

ALL CLEAR WINDOW & gutter cleaners. No streaks, no drips, right down to the corners. Quality work guaranteed. 604-519-0678

RUBBISH REMOVAL − GOOD PRICE Hardworking And Reliable Call Leo 604-328-6843 anytime

CLEARWEST Window & Gutter Clean/gutter repair painting pressure wash Free est 604-710-3581

Established 1963

604.845.5010

1998 MERCEDES E320,$7,500 , loaded, heated seats, rain sensor wiper, new brakes, gd tires, local car 2nd. owner, ex. cond. 239,000 KM 604-948-4806.

2002 CIVIC, 4 dr, auto, exc cond, low kms, new tires, no acc, must sell $8500 obo, 604-506-0800

2006 HONDA Civic DX Coupe $13,500. Auto, PWR Locks & Windows, heated mirrors, digital dash, 4 new tires, new brakes, Honda Serviced. NO Accidents. 100k. Great on gas, many extras. Coq. Call ★ 604-868-3128

1994 FORD EXPLORER XLT 4dr, auto, loaded, rebuilt trans & new brakes $1500; 778-385-5152

96 VW Jetta GLS, 5 sp, white, s/r, loaded. Runs grt! Economical and reliable! $3000. 604-926-2248

NEED CHEAP AUTOBODY ? www.cheapautobody.ca 604-341-7738 2004 MAZDA 6 GS 65kms, V6 sunroof, leather, bose stereo, excellent condition, fully serviced $14,500. Call 604-929-1964

Window Cleaning

Edgemont Building Maintenance • Power Washing

AirCared, fully loaded, leather, heated seats, pw, pl, alarm, pwr sunroof, pwr seats, CD, new tires & brakes, 228,000 km, runs well. $3000 obo.

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

Tree Services

MAGNOLIA TREE Service & Landscape, fence install, yard reno’s, excavating, irriagation 604-214-0661

8335

2H

2000 FORD TAURUS SE Silver All Options Leather PREMIUM Sound EXCELLENT Condition $4995 Call. 604-551-0040

1990 MERCEDES 560 SEL

THE SCRAPPER CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES

Call anytime

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

MAC ROOFING INC. Residential & Commercial ★ ★ Beat the HST ★ ★

LTD.

1987 PORSCHE 911 Coupe, local, only 130km, immaculate. $28,800. 604-987-3876. D24627

9125

W i t h 1 7 c u b i c y a rd t r u c ks

DISPOSAL BINS 10 - 40 yards. Any size is $199 + dump fees. disposalking.com 604-889-2085

POINT GREY ROOFING Established 1946

Collectibles & Classics

1993 PORSCHE 928, rare GTS widebody, only 109km, as new. $25,800. 604-987-3876. D24627

Services & Recycling

Trips to the dumps start at

SAVE $ 604-228-ROOF(7663)

778-237-ROOF (7663)

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Showroom 1230 West 75th Ave

Torch On Specialist Member of Shell Busey’s House Smart Referral Network ★ Govt Certified ★ 20 yrs exp

To place your ad in “Call the Experts" call 604-630-3300

9110

782-2474

ROOFING

• Leak Repairs & Chimney Repairs • Sloped Roofs: 30-60 Year Shingles • Flat Roofs: Rubber Coatings • Patio Decks & Deck Coatings • Accredited BBB member

Trimmers, Blowers, Hedgers, Aerators, Spreaders, Edgers, Fertilizer, Tools, Parts & More.

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8309

Spring Special

Bathroom Renovations Tile Installation Laminate Floors Drywall Carpentry $60/hr, licensed

604-327-1915

Luke: 604-729-6871

www.drytech.ca

❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏

Everything for the Landscape Pro

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Budget Home Reno’s

Call ThE Experts

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FATHER AND SON CO.

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Stucco

BIG OR small jobs. ZIGGY’S RENOS. Quality work, reasonable. 604-931-4224, 992-4146 BATH/KITCHEN Renos, decks, fencing, home repairs. Home Improvment Centre. 604-240-9081

604-240-1850

8300

A Eastwest Roofing & Siding Re-roofing, Gutter, Free Est, BBB Member, 10% disc, Seniors Disc, 604-812-9721, 604-783-6437

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2004 PONTIAC Grand Prix GT black loaded 74 K, sporty 3.8L like new, local $8400 604-341-1148

2000 NISSAN Pathfinder SE only 116 k, silver, mint cond in/outside, asking $9,995 obo 604-833-4999

2002 LANDROVER Freelander, V6 engine, 5 spd, automatic transmission. $9400. Must sell. 604-980-9025

9173

Vans

1999 HONDA ODYSSEY. SILVER COLOUR. VERY CLEAN FAMILY VAN. FULLY LOADED. LOW MILEAGE. $10,500.00 CALL 604-721-2321

9522

Motorhomes/RVs

1999 CORSAIR 30ft, 5th wheel large slideout, sleeps 5-6, new condition. $24,900 604-465-9512

9540

Trailers/Tents/ Campers

A1 CONTRACTING. Bsmt, bath, kitchen cabinets, tiling, painting & decks. Dhillon, 604-782-1936

ACE OF TRADES: Complete Renovations Plumbing, Electrical Master Carpenter, Painting Wallpapering Kitchen/Bathroom designer & installer. floors Ceramic Tiles Drywall, 25 yrs. exp. $30/hr Mark Local Cell: 778-889-9918 ★ BATHROOM SPECIALIST★ Tiles, tub, vanity, plumbing, paint framing. From start to finish. Over 20 yrs exp. Peter 604-715-0030

A Eastcan Roofing & Siding Ltd All types of Re-Roof, Repair, Gutter. WCB. BBB. 604-562-0957

A Save on Roofing - specialize in ★refoof ★ repair★ WCB Free est. 10% discount 778-892-1266

604-630-3300 Fax 604-630-4500

2003 32’ Cougar by Keystone 5th wheel. In exc cond; two large slides; lots of solid oak cabinets, oak table w/4 oak chairs; 2 arm chairs, ent. unit; a/c, furnace; hydraulic front jacks; large awning; heated underbelly; corner shower; queen bed, closet, dresser; new washer/dryer; lg living room window; skylight; too many extras to mention. $21,000. 604.316.1018


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New standard stability control added to 2010 Lancer model

Mitsubishi lances good value in small package davidchao Mitsubishi is relatively new to Canada as a standalone company and so far it hasn’t been able to attract westerners in the same way that residents of la belle province have taken to cars like its Lancer. Compacts are very popular in Quebec and it’s easy to see why they are smitten by Lancer. About the same price as Canada’s best-selling car, the Honda Civic, the Lancer is a little bigger, has a larger, more powerful engine and it comes with a longer warranty. The star of the Mitsubishi product line, Lancer is available in a wide range of models, from inexpensive to high performance. There’s even a wild over fiftygrand Evolution or “Evo” edition, which is essentially a road-going version of the very successful Mitsubishi rally car. Lancer received its last generational redesign for the 2008 model year. It was a wheels-up remake with an all new body, interior and mechanicals. Changes for the 2010 model year, in contrast, are relatively minor and essentially cosmetic with the exception of a new standard stability control system. Externally the changes include a redesigned side air dam, a short-pole roof-mounted antenna and what’s called an “intelligent” washer. On the inside, its instrument panel gauge is redesigned and the door finish has been improved. Lancer comes in two body styles, sedan and “Sportback.” The DX sedan starts at $16,998

About the same price as Canada’s best-selling car, the Honda Civic, the Lancer is a little bigger, has a larger, more powerful engine and it comes with a longer warranty. and comes in SE, GTS and Ralliart trim levels. The Sportback GTS is $24,098 and Sportback Ralliart is $33,998. Under the hood the base engine is a double overhead cam, 16valve, 2.0 litre that can produce 152 hp@6,000 rpm and 146 lb-ft of torque@4,250 rpm. The GTS and Ralliart editions come with a 2.4-litre engine that can produce 168 hp@6,000 rpm and 167 lb-ft torque@4,100 rpm. Our test Lancer was an SE trim with a five-speed manual transmission and it also came with a high-end Rockford-Fosgate audio system. The system includes a big trunk-mounted 10-inch sub-woofer that takes up a chunk (14L) of cargo space. Mitsubishi vehicles are backed by a very impressive warranty. Complete bumper-to-bumper cov-

cashback $

500

+

erage is for five years or 100,000 km, body corrosion coverage is for seven years or 160,000 km and powertrain components are covered for 10 years or 160,000 km. The Look—An appealing styling feature of the Lancer is its “shark attack” snout, plus it has a dramatic wedge-like side profile. The headlights have a menacing pinched appearance and the blacked-out air intakes are fighter-plane inspired. The Mitsubishi is, of course, also a famous Japanese aircraft manufacturer with a long history that includes production of the Zero fighter plane used in the Second World War. And it also explains Mitsubishi’s aircraft-propeller-inspired logo. Longer and wider than a Honda Civic, Lancer is built of a rigid unibody body structure with ultra high-strength steel sections. The

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Richmond KIA

688 Lougheed Highway

KIA South Vancouver

(604) 931-5425

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(604) 273-1800

(D#30526)

(604) 326-6868

(D#11023)

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2010 KIA RIO EX,182 biweekly payments of $72 based on the selling price of $11,500 over a 60/84 term @ 3.49% interest the cost of borrowing is $1500 and the residual is $4000 OAC. 2010 KIA SOUL, 182 biweekly payments of $99 based on the selling price of $16,000 over a 60/84 term @2.9% interest the cost of borrowing is $1750 and the residual is $5500 OAC. 2010 KIA FORTE, 182 biweekly payments of $89 based on the selling price of $15,600 over a 60/84 term @ 1.9% interest the cost of borrowing is $1000 and the residual is $5200 OAC.2010 KIA SPORTAGE, 182 biweekly payments of $175 based on the selling price of $20,245 over a 60/84 term the cost of borrowing is $6000 and the residual is $9650 OAC approx. 0% purchase finance is available on all 2010 models, various terms apply. See dealer for details. Cash Savings of $7,000 applies to all 2010 Sedonas and is available on cash purchase only. 5 Years of free oil changes are applicable to new vehicles that are financed only and are good for 3 oil changes per year for 5 years if all regular service work is performed at Applewood Kia in Surrey and can not be combined with any other offer. The 1 year Free Maintenance can not be combined with any other offer. These prices do not include taxes, license, fees, paint charges, battery and tire levy or air conditioning levy. No payments for 90 days applies to purchase finance offers on all new 2010 Kia models. No interest will accrue during the first 60 days of the contract after this period interest accrues and purchaser will repay principal and interest monthly over the term of the contract. Please see dealer for complete details. These offers expire June 30th , 2010. All finance and cash prices are OAC. All offers subject to change and may not be combined with other offers.


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CONSUMERS SHOULD READ THE FOLLOWING: All Inclusive Pricing means there are no surprises; our Purchase Financing offers include Delivery & Destination, $100 A/C Excise Tax, $72 PPSA, $399 Dealer Administration Fee, Customer Cash Incentive and Dealer Participation. Your only additional costs are the applicable taxes, license, registration and insurance. Vehicles may not be exactly as shown. Limited time offers are subject to change without notice. MSRP of a new 2010 SX4 Sedan with manual transmission (S3LB1J0), 2010 SX4 Hatchback with manual transmission (model H3NB1H0) and 2010 Grand Vitara JX with automatic transmission (model L2NB5T0) is $19,661/$19,661/$30,161 (includes $1,395/$1,395/$1,595 destination and delivery, $100 AC tax, $72 PPSA and $399 Dealer Administration Fee). MSRP of models shown 2010 SX4 Sedan Sport with manual transmission (Model S3LB1K0), 2010 SX4 Hatchback JLX with CVT transmission (Model H3NB720) and 2010 Grand Vitara JX with automatic transmission (Model L2NB5T0) is $21,661/$26,661/$30,161 (includes $1,395/$1,395/$1,595 destination and delivery, $100 AC tax, $72 PPSA and $399 Dealer Administration Fee). *Limited time fi nance offers available to qualifi ed retail customers on approved credit. Special bi-weekly purchase fi nance offer is available for a 72/72/72 month term or for a total of 156/156/156 bi-weekly payments. The bi-weekly payment at 0%/0%/0% purchase fi nancing APR is $109/$119/$187 with $0/$0/$0 down payment. Cost of borrowing is $0/$0/$0 for a total obligation of $17,004/$18,564/$29,172 (includes $1,395/$1,395/$1,595 destination and delivery, $100 AC tax, $72 PPSA and $399 Dealer Administration Fee). Customer Cash Incentive of $2,500/$1,000/$1,000 included when purchase fi nancing a 2010 SX4 Sedan with manual transmission (Model S3LB1J0), 2010 SX4 HB with manual transmission (Model H3NB1H0) and 2010 Grand Vitara JX with automatic transmission (Model L2NB5T0). Dealer Participation Required. Information shown is based on the latest information available at time of print. See participating dealers for conditions and details. Dealer may sell for less. Offers end July 9, 2010.^ AWD available as an option on the SX4 Hatchback. Based on Fuel Consumption Guide ratings published by Natural Resources Canada. Your actual fuel consumption may vary. Fuel economy estimates are determined by using Transport Canada approved testing methods.


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Smart customers always read the fine print. † Features listed are standard on 2010 Outlander XLS 4WD. Technical data, equipment and options are based on the latest information at time of printing and are subject to change without notice. Vehicles may not be exactly as shown. ‡//¥ For all offers, customers must sign contract and take delivery from dealer by June 30, 2010. All offers available only through participating dealers to qualified retail customers in Canada and are only on approved credit. Selling price includes up to $1350 in destination for cars and $1450 in destination for SUVs. Taxes, $250 in delivery, $100 in air tax, $29 in environmental handling fees, $10 in vehicle registration fees, up to $75 in PPSA, registration, insurance, licensing, administration fees (if applicable), documentation fees, other dealer fees, and any additional provincial government fees are not included. See participating dealer for details. ‡ $1,000 discount ($750 from Mitsubishi Motors $250 from dealer) valid on the retail purchase/finance/lease of 2010 Lancer DE models only. $1,000 will be deducted from the negotiated purchase/finance/lease price after taxes and may be used towards down payment, monthly payments, or selling price.  Purchase financing at 0% APR available through Bank of Nova Scotia and Bank of Montreal for up to 72 months on all new 2010 Lancer DE and SE models and up to 60 months on all new Lancer GTS and Outlander models (Lancer Evolution models excluded). Financing example: 2010 Lancer DE (CL41-A C05)/ 2010 Outlander ES 2WD (CO45-A C04) with a selling price of $17,348 (includes $1,000 discount)/$26,948 financed at 0% over 72/60 months equals $241/$450 a month with a down payment of $0, a cost of borrowing of $0, and a total obligation of $17,348/$26,948. 2010 Lancer GTS/2010 Outlander XLS 4WD model shown with a selling price of $24,948 /$35,948. ¥ No payments for 90 days. Offer applies to purchase financing offers on select 2010 Lancer models (excludes Lancer Evolution) and all 2010 Outlander models through the Bank of Nova Scotia and Bank of Montreal. Interest charges (if any) will not accrue during the first 60 days after purchaser signs contract for a participating vehicle. After the first 60 days interest (if any) starts to accrue and the purchaser will repay principal and interest (if any) monthly over the term of the contract. * Whichever comes first. Regular maintenance not included. See dealer or mitsubishi-motors.ca for warranty terms, restrictions and details. Not all customers will qualify. ** Best backed claim does not cover Lancer Evolution and Ralliart models. See dealer or Mitsubishi-motors.ca for Education Edge terms, conditions, and other details. ® MITSUBISHI MOTORS, BEST BACKED CARS IN THE WORLD are trade-marks of Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. and are used under license.


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Continued from page 42 While there’s excellent fore/aft adjustment on the driver’s seat, having attained a comfortable leg/pedal position, I found myself having to reach a bit more than I prefer for the steering wheel and gear shift lever. The front seats are comfortable, but don’t offer as much support as popular competitors like the Civic or Mazda3. The driver’s seat, however, did come with a manual cushion-height adjuster, which helped to some degree to compensate for its lack of a telescopic steering column. Lancer provides 2,684 litres (94.8 cu. ft.) of space for its passengers and definitely has more rear seat room than most in this class. A climate-control air-conditioning system is standard with GTS. A manual system air comes with the SE trim and it’s an option on DE. Safety—As already mentioned, Lancer’s safety package now includes what Mitsubishi describes as an Active Stability Control System (ASC), which is a terrific standard feature in this market segment. The body is built on what Mitsubishi describes as a Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution (RISE) unibody platform. The RISE body structure enhances occupant protection by dispersing energy loads during side and rear crashes and helps protect the fuel system during a rear impact. On top of that, occupants are protected by seven standard airbags, instead of the usual six. An additional driver’s knee airbag helps reduce lower body injuries and better position the driver in a

The Lancer’s base engine is a double overhead cam, 16-valve, 2.0 litre that can produce 152 hp@6,000 rpm and 146 lb-ft of torque@4,250 rpm. frontal impact. The Drive—As already mentioned, my extra long legs put me further away from the steering wheel and obliged an extra stretch to the shift lever. Yet, the more I drove the Lancer, the less I noticed this relatively minor inconvenience. Fuel economy is comparable with sportier versions of the Civic or the Mazda3 and the Lancer runs on regular fuel. That

said, most competitors in this segment offer smaller capacity base engines that offer better fuel economy. Although Lancer had a tight turn circle, the straight line feel is surprisingly vague, as I expected better and quicker response given its sporty aspirations. A base Civic or Mazda3 would beat it for overall steering feel and straight line stability. The five-speed manual transmission in

my test Lancer was easy to navigate and engagements were crisp. It’s a nice match with the smooth 2.0-litre engine and the optional automatic is high-efficiency CVT type that actually offers better fuel economy. The Score—Aggressively styled, priced and well backed, the Mitsubishi Lancer is a roomy compact that offers good value for the money, just ask a Quebecer. The Specs: 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Sedan Trim levels:DE, SE and GTS Sticker Price: $16,998 to $23,598 Power: 2.0 litre, 4-cylinder, 152 horsepower Power: 2.4 litre, 4-cylinder, 168 horsepower Transmission: 5-speed manual and CVT automatic Fuel consumption (2.0L/5M): 9.7/7.0 L/100 km (city/highway) Fuel consumption (2.4L/5M): 10.3/7.3 L/100 km (city/highway) Basic Warranty: 5 years/100,000 km Powertrain Warranty: 0 years/160,000 km Rust Warranty: 7 years / 160,000 km The Competition Chevrolet Cobalt: $15,495 - $27,995 Ford Focus: $14,999 - $20,399 Honda Civic: $16,990 - $26,880 Hyundai Elantra: $14,999 - $22,199 Mazda3: $15,995 - $32,995 Nissan Sentra $15,198 - $23,198 Toyota Corolla: $14,835 - $23,480 —With files from Bob McHugh david.chao@leansensei.com

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Ciao Bella Fruit Sorbet assorted varieties

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Olympic Organic Yogurts assorted varieties

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Sahale Gourmet Snacks and Biscotti assorted varieties

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Earth’s Choice Organic Fair Trade Coffee assorted varieties

9.99 400g Valley Pride Organic Half and Half Light Cream

From Our Bakery

500ml • product of Canada

3.99 150-160g

Cranberry Lemon Scones package of 4

Rice Bakery Rice Hamburger Buns

3.99

400g

Old Fashioned or Premium Beef Franks

7.49 450g Sliced Black Forest Ham 5.49 200g

From the Deli

1.99/100g Small Large

.68lb/1.50kg Hot House Grown Long English Cucumbers B.C. Grown

.98 each

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Earth’s Choice Snacks assorted varieties

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Lucini Gourmet Pasta Sauces

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2/7.00 946ml

Red Seedless Watermelon Certified Organic, Mexico Grown

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Diamond Willow Frozen Beef Burgers

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Summer festivals tap arts, parades, beer Jeremy Shepherd Contributing writer

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ou’ve seen Macbeth get sliced and diced by a man not of woman born while you inhaled the scent of saltwater and pretended not to feel the sand in your shoe. And you’ve endured the tenor saxophonist whose claim to fame is a Kansas City jam session with Charlie Parker’s third cousin’s veterinarian. And now, while the mercury slithers upward like a snake on the side of the highway and the cold drink in your hand turns lukewarm, you’re looking for something else to do. Luckily, Eddie Cochran may have been wrong, and there just might be a cure for the summertime blues. While fireworks bathe the city sky in Technicolor hues, Vancouver’s streets will be packed with summer festivals and events ranging from artistic Neanderthals to the music of the centuries to a poignant psychological drama that begins in a massage parlour. Following is a list of interesting events and festivals happening in the city and beyond. Point Grey Fiesta When: June 18 to 20 Where: West Point Grey Park As much as the scent of sunscreen and the failure of your car’s air conditioning, the Point Grey Fiesta marks the beginning of summer. As bicycles festooned with streamers and paper hubcaps circle the park like the world’s most

colourful biker gang, West Point Grey Park, also known as Trimble Park, will host three days of festivities. The fiesta includes a parade, carnival, midway games and rides, as well as free children’s events. The festivities conclude on Sunday with the Chip’s Not Dead Yet Memorial Mile, a run and walk up West 10th Avenue between Alma and Blanca streets. It’s a fundraiser for B.C. Children’s Hospital. The Spanish theme of the Point Grey Fiesta is a tribute to Jose Maria Narvaez, the first European to explore the waters off Spanish Banks in 1791. Visit www.pointgreyfiesta.org for full details. Festival d’ete francophone When: to June 24 Where: Le Centre culturel francophone de Vancouver on West Seventh Avenue between Granville and Fir streets, 700 Hamilton St. near Robson Street, and Malkin Bowl The 21st annual celebration of francophone culture includes an afternoon Kids’ Fest on June 19, as well as a host of concerts and activities, some free of charge and some for as much as $12. Valley of Wolves bring its brand of up-tempo, emotional country to le centre June 18 (today). Led by Pascale Goodrich-Black, the band combines French romanticism with a sound that might fit nicely in Nashville. Imagine a tumbleweed adorned with silk stockings rolling past a gunslinger suffering a crippling attack of

ennui, and you might be close. Quebec DJ’s Piknic-Electronik closes the festival with more than five hours of eclectic electronic music June 24 at Malkin Bowl. St. Jean-Baptiste day will be awash in the group’s mix of hedonism and discovery. Canada Cup of Beer When: July 9 and 10 Where: UBC Thunderbird Stadium While performance enhancing drugs are pervading other sports fields, Thunderbird Stadium will become a monument to performance-hindering drugs for two days in July. The field will be the site of the fifth annual Canada Cup of Beer, a celebration of stouts, lagers, ales and other drinks that, according to The Simpsons’ Mayor Quimby, “Make a person virtually invulnerable to criticism.” About 30 vendors will pour 200 beers for hop-and-barley heads. The admission fee buys a souvenir mug, brochure, and five tasting tokens. Tickets are $15 for Friday and $20 Saturday. The “tastes great” contingent has promised to keep peace with the “less filling” delegation. Visit www.canadacupofbeer. com for more information. A Midsummer Fete When: June 27 Where: Colony Farm in Coquitlam Presented by Metro Vancouver and Public Dreams, A Midsummer Fete is a free event featuring art, history, entertainment

Event organizer Colin Jack will hoist a few during the Canada Cup of Beer at UBC in July. photo Dan Toulgoet and composting. Samantha Jo Simmonds, social enterprise manager at Public Dreams, describes the family-friendly event as “soft activism,” designed to introduce citizens to environmental sustainability while

stirring young people’s imaginations with storytellers and a grass labyrinth. The event is also slated to include bird and bee experts and a small farmers market. Continued on page 5


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MusicFest stages 50 concerts, Harmony Arts Festival celebrates 20 years Continued from page 4 Local drag queen and cabaret performer Isolde N. Barron will host a tea party where topics like therapeutic gardening and the history of Colony Farm will be discussed. A free shuttle service operates every 30 minutes from Lougheed SkyTrain station to the farm. For more information, call 604-432-6391. MusicFest Vancouver When: Aug. 6 to 15 Where: Various venues Staging 50 concerts in 10 days in venues throughout the city, MusicFest Vancouver plans to saturate the city with jazz, classical and world music. The festival opens Aug. 6 with the Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band playing at the Orpheum. The group’s sound is so seductive, rumour has it Sanchez’s congas have been named in a paternity suit. Born in Texas and raised in California, Sanchez has been combining swing, bebop, salsa and psychedelic sounds on albums since 1979. Other highlights include Supernatural Noir: A 21st Century Operetta, a detective opera Raymond Chandler might’ve written if he’d had a better grasp of the didgeridoo. Supernatural Noir opens at the Cultch.

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The ivories will also get teased and tickled in a jazz piano series at The Cellar on West Broadway featuring five performances by groups from Australia, Argentina and Canada. Visit musicfestvancouver.ca for details. Latin Summer Fest When: Aug. 15, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Where: Trout Lake Park If your primary exposure to Latin culture was watching Charlton Heston play a Mexican in Touch of Evil, you should consider attending the 10th annual Latin Summer Fest. Sponsored by the Vancouver Courier, the free event is bound to appeal to your ears, stomach, or a relentless sense of rhythm that has been dormant in your soul for far too long. While local dance groups Tropicana and B.C. Salsa tear it up on the floor, a new stage has been added to this year’s festival. The Latin Dance Stage is designed to allow anyone interested in Latin dance to mingle with instructors and performers. The rhythmically curious can learn the history and evolution of traditional Latin dances, as well as picking up a few dance tips. The event traditionally includes a host of food pavilions, offering cu-

MusicFest Vancouver opens Aug. 6 at the Orpheum with the Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band. submitted photo linary delights such as churros and malasada, donuts originally deepfried in Spain and Portugal, as well as Jamaican and Cuban food. Harmony Arts Festival When: July 30 to Aug. 8 Where: West Vancouver Now in its 20th year, the Harmony Arts Festival will do its best to entertain and enlighten at vari-

ous seaside venues on the North Shore from early in the morning until just before someone calls the cops in the evening. The festival boasts concerts for seniors, Youth Rock, and a chance for aspiring artists to create their own work at the West Vancouver waterfront. Concerts include performances by Canadian Idol refugee Jaydee Bixby. The 19-year-old rhinestone

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Neanderthal Arts Festival boasts apocalyptic play Continued from page 5 He’ll play tunes about love, loss and the regret that follows a night spent with a jug of corn liquor. The festival closes with a performance from Tambura Rasa, a musical quintet led by a Spanish guitar and flanked by a flamenco dancer and belly dancer. The Vancouver-based group is known for melding music from all over the world into its own brand of modern gypsy dance songs. Visit harmonyarts.net for a full schedule. Picnic in the Park When: July 24, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Where: Brockton Oval, Stanley Park For those who want to support Vancouver’s gay and lesbian community but prefer lying on a blanket and eating watermelon to marching, Picnic in the Park is a perfect event. While a DJ spins, participants can slip into the beer garden, grab a little barbecue, or take the kids for face painting and balloons. The event also features a tug of war, a watermelon eating contest and a highheel toss. (You toss with your foot, not your hand.) Admission is free. Neanderthal Arts Festival When: July 21 to Aug. 1 Where: The Cultch, 1895 Venables St. The thundering hoof beats of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse dissolve into bickering and petty rivalry in The 4H Club, one of the four plays presented as part of the Neanderthal Arts Festival. Other works include a late-night convergence of magic, love, greed, absence and the longing for escape in Nigeria, which is scheduled to open the festival. The Hanging Judge features a pair of trolls and a dead judge. Tiny Replicas is a drama about two men’s quest to have a baby. People who enjoy innovative, occasionally bizarre theatre, as well as folks who enjoy emotional psychodrama but can’t wait for Christmas dinner with the family might be inter-

Violist Annalisa Pappano will perform at the Early Music Festival. submitted photo ested in seeing what The Neanderthal Arts Festival has to offer. Visit www. upintheairtheatre.com for details. Vancouver Early Music Festival When: July 25, 30, Aug. 1, 8, 10, 12, 14 Where: UBC School of Music, 6361 Memorial Rd., Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC, 6265 Crescent Rd. While the bass lines of top 40 hits serve as mating calls for amorous young men prowling Robson Street with their stereos at a decibel level that would make the guys from Spinal Tap cringe, music lovers can flee to UBC to hear melodies that expressed those same sentiments of love and lust centuries earlier. After a giant CD sale on Granville Island June 18 and 19, the Vancouver Early Music Festival begins July 25. With lute, theorbo, traverso and the soaring soprano of Ellen Hargis, the UBC School of Music may feel a lot like the court of Louis XIV, only without the risk of sudden beheadings. Other festivals are scheduled to feature music from the late renaissance, compositions from Bach’s sons, and works from Monteverdi on the subject examined by poets, philosophers and

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Vancouver Chinatown Night Market When: Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night until Sept. 5 from 6:30 to 11 p.m. Where: Keefer Street, between Main and Columbia streets. Now in its 15th year, the Vancouver Chinatown Night Market is a good place to browse for bargains on items ranging from electronics to clothes to snacks. Entertainment includes folk dancing, magic shows, and a wide range of music. Depending on which night you drop by, you could hear traditional Chinese opera or karaoke. A highlight of the market may occur on July 10, when the street will be overrun by the mythical and the ferocious, as the Shaolin Lawhon Kung Fu Association displays its considerable martial arts skills during Lion and Dragon Dance Kung Fu Night. Visit www.vcma.shawbiz.ca for more information. jshepherdcourier@gmail.com


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Mayor touts lane between the Dunsmuir viaduct and Burrard Street

New downtown bike lane garners mixed reviews Mike Howell Staff writer Cyclists love it, businesses have a mixed reaction to it and at least one motorist was clearly confused by it as Mayor Gregor Robertson opened a downtown bike lane Tuesday. The lane on Dunsmuir Street runs between the Dunsmuir viaduct and Burrard Street. It is protected from vehicle traffic by three types of barriers—planters, parking spots and concrete medians. Cyclists can travel both ways in the lane and Robertson rode it from the viaduct with an entourage to a morning press conference at Granville and Dunsmuir. “We had a very nice relaxing ride downtown today without a worry of running into cars, which is a shift we’re seeing across the city as we get these separated bike lanes in place,” Robertson said. “And with this lane, cyclists now have a convenient and safe route into downtown Vancouver from the East Side.” Cyclist Mark Jess just returned from backpacking in Asia and was unaware of the lane until he

rode into town from Burnaby. Jess locked his bike at one of the new bike racks along Dunsmuir. “It was nice to have some room when you’re coming downtown,” he said. “So far, I like it.” As Jess was talking, a woman driving a red PT Cruiser took a left turn off Seymour and proceeded west along Dunsmuir in the bike lane. No cyclists happened to be in the lane when the motorist realized what she had done and turned back into a traffic lane. One block east, Okanagan Springs truck driver Will Campbell was forced to block traffic outside the Railway Club at Seymour so he could deliver beer. The Courier watched as he nearly took out a light pole and then squeezed his large delivery truck between an opening in the new median that separates the bike lane from traffic. Until the median was installed, Campbell said, he could park along Dunsmuir. Now he has to back his truck down an alley behind the Railway Club. “We have eight calls up and down Dunsmuir,” Campbell said. “It’s dangerous because there’s

During the grand opening Tuesday morning, cyclists enjoyed the new bike lane on Dunsmuir Street. photo Dan Toulgoet pedestrians and cyclists going both ways and I can’t see everybody. It’s a huge hassle.” Bahman Afshari operates Fresh Slice pizza underneath the Railway Club along Dunsmuir. From his counter, he can see the new planters that form part of the median. “For the safety, it’s good for ev-

erybody—for the driver, for the biker, for the people walking on the sidewalk,” said Afshari, adding that he expects fewer confrontations between cyclists and motorists downtown. Afshari said the majority of his customers are walk-ins and he believes more cyclists coming into downtown could generate more

business for him. “We’ll see how it goes over the next few months,” Afshari said. At Suzette’s Café at the corner of Richards and Dunsmuir, owner Ashley Rego pointed to the loss of four parking spots across from his restaurant to accommodate the bike lane. Like Afshari, the majority of his customers are walk-ins but he said he counts on customers who drive downtown to his restaurant. He acknowledged it was too early to say whether he will lose business because of the bike lane. But, Rego said, he has already seen more traffic congestion because Dunsmuir was reduced from three to two traffic lanes. “I have nothing against cyclists but the lane is too big for them,” he said. “Sit here for 10 minutes and watch how many cars go by. It’s a lot more cars than bicycles. The lane should then be in proportion to that.” Robertson said the city will monitor the lane over the next six months and have a “troubleshooter” on hand to deal with any problems that emerge. mhowell@vancourier.com

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Two decisions at city council’s last planning and environment committee meeting are worth noting. For a council that has been accused of shooting before it aims, both exhibit a surprising level of caution. One had to do with the house and West Side property that are part of the late venerable architect Abe Rogatnick’s estate. The other, which I will deal with first, concerns a 107-year-old tulip tree at 1245 Harwood St. in the West End. It’s a common enough species in Eastern deciduous forests of North America. In Vancouver, where you can find a tree hugger behind every bush, Liriodendron tulipifera is a rare and cherished species, or so we have been led to believe. Council was asked to consider allowing a developer—represented by Bing Thom’s firm of architects—an additional six storeys on a 12-storey building in exchange for not axing the tree. The value of the bonus was estimated at about $4 million. According to city planner Brent Toderian, that would be roughly equivalent to the additional cost the developer would incur to develop underground parking without taking out the tree. But there was a snag worthy of King Solomon. While the tree was on the property to be developed, 40 per cent of the root ball was on the adjacent property. The neighbouring property owner wouldn’t guarantee that, should they develop their property, the tree would remain unharmed. Denis Bouvier was one of a number of people in a no-win situation. From his fifth floor condo two doors away at the corner of Harwood and

allengarr Jervis, Bouvier can now see the tree and the heritage house that occupies the property. If council agreed to the developer’s request, the new tower would block Bouvier’s view of the tree and the heritage house. If council refused to give the density bonus, the tree would probably come down. Council, in fact, turned down the request because it could not gain full legal control over the whole tree. There was no guarantee that if council granted the bonus, development on the adjacent property wouldn’t kill the tree. The decision regarding Rogatnick’s house and property was equally perplexing. Rogatnick left the profits from the sale of that property to three respected art institutions: Emily Carr University of Art and Design, the Jack and Doris Shadbolt Foundation and the Contemporary Art Gallery. Rogatnick’s estate trustee and lawyer Ger-

rit Te Hennepe applied to council to have the property reclassified so it could be subdivided into two lots. As he bluntly stated, it would be worth more and that would put more money into the hands of the benefactors. After the lawyer spoke, representatives from the three institutions made their pitch. Nobody needs reminding that the arts have had funding cuts from all quarters recently. And this is a council that professes a soft spot for the arts. Vickie Potter, the city staffer handling this issue, alerted council to the fact that while in most years there are two requests for these kinds of subdivisions, in the past few months there have been seven. A reflection, one must assume, on the shortage of land available for development. Rolling over on the Rogatnick property, the majority of council concluded that saying yes could lead to a stampede of landowners seeking to divide and profit without considering the consequences for their respective neighbourhoods. So council, except for the NPA’s Suzanne Anton, said no. ••• Speaking of trees and unusual requests, check out www.stickshiftproject.com. Some urban guerrillas engaged in “a collaborative act of urban transformation” are asking us to imagine Vancouver without fossil fuels as they’ve pulled the engines out of four cars and replaced them with soil and fruit trees then parked the licensed vehicles on city streets. agarr@vancourier.com


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Premier Gordon Campbell attended ultra-secretive Bilderberg meeting Now that premier Gordon Campbell has been outed as a guest of the June Bilderberg meeting in Spain, some of you are asking, “What’s a Bilderberg?” If you don’t know, that’s no surprise. I’m not supposed to know much either. The Bilderberg meeting is an annual, invitation-only event for international bigwigs that is closed to the media and public. It was named after the Dutch hotel where the first gathering was held in 1954, reportedly to foster greater understanding and cooperation between the United States and European powers. From the get-go, Bilderberg wasn’t so much about shrimp cocktails and table tennis as globalism. Invitations are targeted mostly to leaders in government, business and finance. Past repeat guests have included Henry Kissinger, Obama adviser Richard Holbrooke, Queen Beatrice of the Netherlands and pre-jailbird print mogul Conrad Black. Guests are expected to not breach the code of silence with the media or public. Put more than a hundred of the most powerful people in the world together in one spot for a private meeting, and that’s big news. But amazingly, the annual meeting has been almost completely off the media’s radar since 1954. The few brave members of the media who sniff around the meetings’ over-the-top security perimeter quickly get a snootful of uniformed harassment. In 1999, BBC reporter Jon Ronson tried poking around the Hotel Caesar during Portugal’s hosting of the meeting, only to find himself shadowed by “mysterious men in dark glasses.” When he phoned the British embassy to explain that he was a humorous journalist out of his depth investigating the Bilderberg meeting, he “wasn’t being funny,” he later wrote. “We can’t help you,” the voice on the line responded. For two years running, The Guardian website has hosted reports from television scriptwriter Charlie Skelton’s “Bilderblog.” In 2009, Skelton came away from Vouliagmeni, Greece with little other than a lesson in security overkill, with “a dozen Jack Bauers” tailing him. “I hope the operation at least had a cool name: Operation Catastrophic Overreaction, perhaps,” he wrote. Skelton never got near the hotel during the event, yet his experiences with local police soon took on Orwellian proportions. Like Ronson, he waltzed in as a smart ass cynic and departed a nervous wreck. The Bilderberg muscle can blithely harass and detain reporters and activists, said Skelton, only “because so

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geoffolson few of us are there.” “I have spent the week living in a nightmare possible future and many different terrible pasts. I have had the very tiniest glimpse into a world of spot checks and unchecked security powers. And it has left me shaken. It has left me, literally, bruised.” (Skelton’s coverage of the 2010 Bilderberg conference was less eventful.) Ronson and Skelton got off lucky, compared to the Internet scribes and their friends who tried to cover the 2006 Bilderberg meeting in Ottawa. Don McCormick claims he was grabbed from the streets and held for six hours in a secret high security facility, where interrogators threatened to “cut his arms off.” So what’s so important to keep from the press? Only the insiders know, which allows for all kinds of dark speculation to flourish among outsiders, including the claim that Bilderbergers decide who gets elected and when to launch wars—or not, as Spotlight editor Jim Tucker says occurred during the 2006 meeting. According to Tucker’s “sources,” European Bilderbergers told their American counterparts they would not support a war on Iran. Don’t count on 2010 Bilderberg guest Peter Mansbridge to spill the beans on this year’s powerfest. You can wait forever for the CBC anchor to interrupt giggly weathergirl Claire Martin with a mumbled tale of sitting in a pentagram singing “Kumbaya”, with Princess Margaret’s panties over his head. But seriously—is there not a problem with optics here, when a public figure from the Canadian free press attends a private meeting of global movers and shakers that he can’t say squat about? In 2005, Bilderberger Viscount Etienne Davignon told the BBC that the Bilderberg steering committee does little more than spot talent, by doing its “best assessment of who are the bright new boys or girls in the beginning phase of their career who would like to get known.” At 62, Gordon Campbell is no spring chicken, but he’s a kid with a cowlick compared to the 95-year old David Rockefeller. Is there a new, shiny, Senate appointment in our leader’s future? www.geoffolson.com

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Sunset Towers residents Valerie James (left) and Sheila Baxter say “crackheads,” urine and feces have marked their building. file photo Dan Toulgoet To the editor: Re: “Addicts and mentally ill frighten older tenants,” June 11. The headline for this article furthers the stigma that people who live with mental illness suffer from every day in silence. I live in Sunset Towers. I am bipolar with PTSD and I am a quiet, friendly resident—as are many others who live in this building. Using “mental illness” as a headline to evoke fear and emotion is cheap and bush league and frankly an insult to everyone who lives with some form of mental illness. One of the issues with some of the residents of Sunset Towers is they feel that it is a “seniors only” building. Last time I checked, B.C. Housing is for everyone in need. I know Sheila Baxter personally and she is only focused on removing anyone who is not a senior or “physically disabled.” Telling her story without reporting on the other side is intellectually dishonest and, well, just plain bad reporting. As a disabled, decorated NYPD police officer who will be speaking at a mental health conference at UBC, I’ll be sure to point out your article as irresponsible

media using fear to continue the stigma around mental illness. Steven Schwartz, Vancouver

••• To the editor: I moved out of subsidized housing at Steeves Manor a year ago due to similar circumstances experienced now at Sunset Towers. The untreated, unmanaged addicts and mentally ill were too dangerous to deal with. The constant bedbug infestation, violence, constant police and ambulance visits and unbearable stench from the tenants who hosed out their beer cans from their can-picking business during the night in the underground parking made it unsafe to live there anymore. I couldn’t take the untreated mentally ill tenant below me all night banging on my floor with a broom stick. B.C. Housing said they couldn’t do anything about it, wasn’t their problem. Thanks a lot, Premier Campbell, for protecting seniors. Maria Soroski, Vancouver

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Public would properly fund Parliamentary Players opinion To the editor: Re: “Kudo and Kvetches,” June 9. Shocking! Outrageous! Preposterous! That, kind sir, is my reaction to your recent disclosure that the Parliamentary Players acting program has been unceremoniously banished from the provincial legislature due to budgetary constraints. My husband and I had the great pleasure of meeting Sir Francis Rattenbury during our holiday fortnight in the provincial capi-

tal last summer. We found Mr. Rattenbury to be a most gracious host and a fine, upstanding young man of good character. We were very sorry to learn that we will not have the opportunity to make his acquaintance again. Rather than endlessly quibble, (as many do, to my utter boredom) about the wretched state of affairs with regard to our province’s financial state, dare I presume to suggest a possible solution? My husband and I so en-

joyed our encounter with Mr. Rattenbury, that we would have been thoroughly delighted to line his coffers with a small amount of silver. It is my profound belief that visitors to the provincial legislature would be more than pleased to open their pocketbooks for these talented young ladies and gentlemen, as opposed to the bombastic array of alternative attractions infesting the Victoria waterfront. Lisa Smith, Vancouver

UFC thrills mother and daughter To the editor: Re: “GM Place, doctors confident about city hosting future UFC events,” June 16. I just wanted to say that I had one of the best times attending the UFC 115 last Saturday. I am 43 years old and even my mum in her 60s attended and had a great time. All she could talk about after was how amazed she was at the intense respect the fighters

had for one another. We were both amazed at how well behaved the fans were. I have seen worse things going on at a Neil Diamond concert. An amazing evening and well worth the money. I throw my support into the Octagon all the way with the hopes of the UFC coming back to Vancouver. Lori Wilson, Vancouver

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Tolerance for Death on the Highway?

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ust before Memorial Day, in a nod to the traditional start of summer road trip season, the New York Times Room for Debate blog invited eleven road safety experts to answer whether the United States should be working harder to reduce fatalities from crashes—the number while trending Cedric Hughes downward “still hovers around 37,000 fatalities a year”—and to identify the one thing that could achieve this. The first question, clearly rhetorical, begs analysis of the thornier issue noted by almost all of the bloggers of our seeming “societal willingness” to tolerate such numbers. As one blogger put it: were such numbers “the result of “disease, contagion or environmental disaster people would be marching in the streets and raising money door to door.” Another highlights the scale of the problem by comparing the fatalities for each month to the “same number of people who were killed on 9/11.” Recognizing that we distinguish road fatalities from other causes of death and react differently to them is at the heart of the notion of there being a ‘tolerance’. The bloggers offer a number of explanations: Above all, we accept these tragedies as “the cost we pay for the mobility we enjoy.” We seem psychologically able to tolerate a certain number of deaths—the cost—and collectively will drive recklessly until the number exceeds the limit of our tolerance—the cost becomes too high. But we also don’t see the ‘big picture’. Crashes “happen in small numbers, are geographically dispersed and aren’t considered headline-grabbing news.” Taken one by one, crash fatalities and injuries are comparatively small, discrete tragedies that are “all too easy to ignore.” Fundamentally, argues one, our tolerance stems from having “built our communities for cars, not people.” Starting in the 1930’s, “America

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changed the DNA of its cities in a manner that led to auto-centric streets and places” that ultimately led to accessibility “almost exclusively by car.” Plus we see ourselves as being in control of our individual “crash” destiny. Studies show that drivers know about unsafe Barrister & Solicitor driving behaviours but nevertheless choose to engage in them and also find it easy to blame “the drunk or careless driver saying it can’t happen to me.” Our tolerance stems from courtesy and deference to competing interests: of the telecommunications industry, of the automakers, and even of the distillers and food service interests.” We tolerate lack of driving skillfulness “in service to the most American notion of universal mobility” and while generally favouring health and safety, “dislike [any] restrictions on personal freedom or comfort.” Some link tolerance to character shortcomings: We lack the stomach for the fight to make the changes that would really work. We lack vision: “many of us haven’t realized that we can do far better.” And our tolerance is a manifestation of our collective unwillingness to take responsibility for our own actions and to make safety “Priority No. 1.” To read the eleven answers in their entirety, google ‘New York Times Room for Debate’ and search ‘Do We Tolerate Too Many Traffic Deaths?’

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Bullets, pepper spray ignite Commercial Drive Mike Howell Staff writer Police arrested two men at gunpoint Wednesday in a bullet-riddled sedan on East 11th Avenue after shots were fired a few minutes earlier eight blocks away in a Commercial Drive neighbourhood. Police made the arrests after neighbours reported hearing five gunshots shortly after 3 p.m. in the 1500-block of East 10th Avenue, near Commercial Drive. The Courier watched as police put two men in handcuffs and led them away from a red Honda sedan parked in the 2400block East 11th Avenue, near Nanaimo. Three bullet holes were visible on the passenger side of the car. The back passenger window appeared to have been shot out and blood stained the inside of the front passenger’s door. Paramedics treated one man’s hand as he sat in handcuffs on a curb. He was in a white T-shirt and jeans that appeared to be stained in blood. Police walked the second man, heavy set and wearing a grey hooded jacket and jeans, into a police wagon. As of Thursday morning, no charges had been laid. Both men are in their 20s. Fraser Mackenzie, who lives in the 1500block of 10th Avenue, said he was studying for an exam around 3 p.m. when he heard a car accelerate before five shots rang out. “I went outside to see what was going on and didn’t notice anything except for glass on the road,” said Mackenzie, whose house is on a popular bike route. “Then this young lady was cycling towards me who had pepper spray in her eyes. I imagine it had something to do with what went on in the car.” Another neighbour, he said, described seeing two cars at the time of the shooting. Police haven’t said whether there was an exchange of gunfire. “It will take a bit of work to see what all

“THIS YOUNG LADY WAS CYCLING TOWARDS ME WHO HAD PEPPER SPRAY IN HER EYES.” Fraser Mackenzie

the factors are in this shooting,” said Const. Jana McGuinness, a media liaison officer for the Vancouver Police Department. In January, Cliff Soumphonh Thammavongsa, 22, was shot and killed in a targeted hit, almost in the same spot on 10th Avenue where Mackenzie noticed the broken glass. “Our neighbours basically kept him calm until police arrived and then he went into cardiac arrest,” he said, describing the neighbourhood as family friendly. So far, police haven’t connected Wednesday’s shooting with the murder of Thammavongsa or the man who checked himself into hospital Monday with a bullet wound to his stomach. Wednesday’s shooting occurred about an hour after the Vancouver Police Board received updates from two seniors officers on the department’s approach to stemming violent crime. As of May 31, Vancouver had recorded nine confirmed incidents of shots fired compared with 19 in 2009 for the same period. Gang killings have also tapered off in the city. The VPD’s five-year strategic plan, which began in 2008, calls for a 10 per cent reduction in violent crime by 2012. “We’re down the last two years about a couple of per cent, so we’re in that range of dropping violent crime,” Police Chief Jim Chu told the Courier after Wednesday’s police board meeting. Violent crime includes assaults, robberies, shootings and gang activity. mhowell@vancourier.com (Visit www.vancourier.com for a photo gallery of this story.)

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Kevin Dornan made right call to ring bell on Kelowna fighter Rory MacDonald

Local referee unfazed by UFC hisses and boos Megan Stewart Staff writer With eight seconds to go in the third and final round, his face pulpy and swollen, Rory MacDonald lay on his back beneath his opponent’s ceaseless blows—punches, elbows and a strike known as a hammerfist. Kevin Dornan was the closest man to the two mixed martial artists, the third man in the octagon as the fighters sparred in front of a sell-out crowd of 17,000 at GM Place June 12. Dornan watched, paced and circled. Then at the 4:52 mark, he stopped the fight before the bell could sound. “Fighter safety is why I’m there,” said the Vancouverbased referee. “I was very concerned for [MacDonald’s] aural bones and his opponent was really working hard at attacking that contusion on the side of his head.” MacDonald, who was raised in Langley and now fights out of Kelowna, came out strong, and the official score card showed the first two rounds went to him. But he lost his edge, his confidence and said he began to fight like an amateur, not a pro. His rival, Carlos “Natural Born Killer” Condit, took full advantage of MacDonald, at 20 years old, the youngest fighter in the UFC. “I’m surprised he didn’t quit earlier,” Condit said. Dornan spoke to the Courier following the June 12 UFC 115 card, the first in Vancouver once city administrators secured insurance, a cash deposit and other safeguards from the league and after municipal politicians contemplated the ethics of backing a U.S. combat league that champions violence, aggression and one rival’s submission or loss of consciousness. But the UFC does not pick the referees and judges, which must be locally supplied. Last weekend, that job was up the Vancouver Athletic Commission, whose chairman Mirko Mladenovic told media he was “particularly proud” of the selections, which included five local MMA fighter-turned-officials. Dornan said he was not fazed by the crowd as thousands hissed their disapproval, shifting to a chant of “Rory! Rory!” to throw

slurs and outrage at the man charged with impartiality and vigilance. Ten seconds in a fight can become a lifetime if a fighter cannot protect himself, and UFC President Dana White came down in favour of Dornan’s decision. “I’m the first to blast a referee or a judge for making bad calls,” White said Saturday night. Dornan’s call came eight seconds before the final bell of a matchup Mac-

Donald may have won. “In my opinion, referees aren’t looking at the time,” White said. “They’re there to protect the fighters.” Chosen for his experience judging international, UFCcalibre competition, Chris Franco, the owner of Franco Kickboxing and a MMA coach and former competitor, scored five fights on the night. “The difference with the UFC was definitely the magnitude of the production,”

he said. “To be quite honest, it was a little surreal.” As if he were watching students in his own Fraser Street dojo, Franco said he blocked out the white lights, the hollering hoard and his sense of the multimillion-dollar pay-per-view audience. “When I sit in that chair, I’m there to do a job.” His professional responsibilities met, he let himself take it all in. “You felt that camarade-

“HIS OPPONENT WAS REALLY WORKING HARD AT ATTACKING THAT CONTUSION...” rie. There was a sense of, ‘Finally, we have it here in our city.’ I felt that buzz.” mstewart@vancourier.com

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Mixed martial mayor So Mayor Gregor Robertson did make it to last Saturday’s fight night at GM Place. He told me last week that he wasn’t going to the mixed martial arts event. But apparently he managed to squeeze time in his schedule to sit octagon side with Ultimate Fighting Championship prez Dana White. So what did he think?

“I saw the last couple of matches and they were pretty rough. The crowd was right into it. I’ve been around martial arts and boxing before. So it gets pretty rugged in the end. But, you know, it was a very professionally run show, a very smooth operation. It was a much calmer crowd than I expected. I thought it would be rowdier actually and it was quite relaxed in there considering it was a big fight night.” In December 2009, city council voted 6-3 to allow a two-year trial of the sport. Robertson didn’t vote because he was in Copenhagen, but said he supports the trial. Vision Vancouver councillors Raymond Louie and Andrea Reimer, and COPE Coun. Ellen

Woodsworth, voted against the trial, saying it promotes violence. At least five fighters were treated in hospital Saturday night for a variety of injuries, including a broken arm, broken hand, cracked foot and deep cuts. One of the main combatants, Chuck “The Iceman” Lidell, was knocked out. Even so, the mayor doesn’t share the view the sport promotes violence. “I grew up on a rugby field and on hockey rinks, so I’m used to seeing those kind of thrills and spills by willing participants. A lot of people don’t like it and a lot of people do like it. I don’t judge it on that basis. I think those guys are keen to do it and a lot of people are keen to

pay to watch that and I think it’s better off contained in a safe setting like that than happening out in the street.” As I reported June 16, the UFC indicated to the brass at Canucks Sports and Entertainment that it’s interested in returning to GM Place before council’s two-year trial expires at the end of 2011. So does the mayor want the UFC back in town? “The event was a good success by their definitions. Obviously a great turnout and big pay-per-view audience and relatively trouble free. So I think there’s interest in coming back. Obviously we’ll be open to that and working out the details if that opportunity comes.”

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By now, a lot of city hall watchers have probably seen the YouTube video of the walls of a building under demolition falling onto a downtown street. It happened at Hornby and Helmcken streets June 10 and a wall narrowly missed a pedestrian and car on the street, according to the video footage. So what’s the mayor doing to ensure this won’t happen again? “I have spoken with the city manager and she’s initiated an investigation at the city,” the mayor said. NPA Coun. Suzanne Anton called for an independent inquiry. mhowell@vancourier.com

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St. Paul’s Hospital is staying put on Burrard Street, despite the $2.4 million the provincial government has spent on property taxes in the past three years for land once slated as its new home. Dianne Doyle, chief executive officer for Providence Health Care, which operates St. Paul’s, said the provincial Ministry of Health recently committed to a significant investment towards the renewal of the hospital, rather than the construction of a new health care facility. “We are encouraged by the comments made by the ministry of health that there will be a significant investment in a renewal project,” she said. In 2004 the non-profit Vancouver Esperanza Society purchased the Station Street property on the False Creek flats where St. Paul’s was once envisioned to go. But the provincial Liberal government has paid the taxes on the property to ensure Providence Health Care is given first dibs to purchase the land should it decide to build a new health care facility. The Esperanza Society is a private organization that supports Providence Health Care, a private Catholic non-profit. Doyle said so far there’s been no discussion on the future of the Station Street property, but confirmed it could become home to a new health care facility. “Right now our focus is on the Burrard Street site,” she said. “But we have to get back to [the ministry of health] with more details, but at this point there’s no approved project for the renewal.” West End resident Brent Granby, a member of the Save St. Paul’s Coalition, attended Providence’s annual general meeting June 9 where Health Minister Kevin Falcon confirmed St. Paul’s will not be moving. Granby said while he was

“RIGHT NOW OUR FOCUS IS ON THE BURRARD STREET SITE.” Dianne Doyle happy to hear St. Paul’s isn’t in immediate danger of moving, he’s disappointed the minister didn’t have more information on future redevelopment plans. “I would have liked a stronger message,” said Granby. Based on past experience, Granby said he’s confident Providence will include the community while developing its plans for St. Paul’s. One of the changes he’d like is closing off Comox Street to traffic on the north side of the hospital and converting it to green space. “We’re really hoping Providence will be open to having dialogue with us,” he said. Doyle said the community will “absolutely” be involved in the planning of the St. Paul’s renewal. “We’ve just been waiting for word from the ministry to move forward,” she said. According to Falcon’s office, the government is paying the taxes on the property because that preserves Providence’s first right of refusal to buy the land, which is considered an ideal size and location for a new health care facility. The Courier wasn’t able to speak to Falcon before press deadline, but the health ministry forwarded transcripts of a June 3 media scrum during which he addressed the issue of St. Paul’s. At the time, Falcon said based on discussions he’s had with the leadership team at Providence and St. Paul’s, the hospital will remain on Burrard. He said the plan for St. Paul’s could potentially include new medical office towers. sthomas@vancourier.com

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Garibaldi annex increased enrolment from 48 in 2008 to 168 in 2009

Revitalized elementary school eyes looming school closures Naoibh O’Connor Staff writer Earlier this week, 50 students gathered for a three-day digital animation camp at Garibaldi annex put on by a Vancouver Islandbased non-profit organization called Byte, which offers digital technology workshops to children across B.C. Participants came from the annex’s kindergarten to Grade 4 program, home learners program, Vancouver Learning Network elementary program and even from Nelson elementary, which is Garibaldi’s sister school. The camp may not have happened at all, but for Garibaldi supporters who sought a creative way to keep the East Side school open. It was considered for closure in 2007 as it struggled with low enrolment. The school board agreed to give the annex time to boost student numbers, as long as it attracted at least 36 more students by September 2010 or it would close as of June 30, 2011. Today, its overall enrolment has climbed from 48 in 2008/09 to 168

“THE COMMUNITY HAS RALLIED TO KEEP THE SCHOOL OPEN.” Suzie Mah in 2009/10 to a projected 177 next school year thanks to registrants in the two district programs who augment the regular kindergarten to Grade 4 student numbers, which have grown from 48 to 57 since 2008. The school also has a relationship with Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House. It offers an early childhood drop-in program and computer classes for adults. Suzie Mah, a VLN teacher, considers the effort to save Garibaldi a success, although there’s no guarantee the annex won’t be on the list for possible school closures next week. Comptroller general Cheryl Wenezenki-Yolland, the special adviser who reviewed the district’s financial performance, mentioned the school by name in her report and recommended trustees revisit their decision to

Garibaldi annex teacher Suzie Mah instructs Grade 4 students photo Dan Toulgoet Bryan Chui and Curtis Fleming. see if closure is still warranted. Wenezenki-Yolland said that the VSB should have closed schools to deal with the district’s declining enrolment, but “public and political pressures and resistance to cut teaching positions make school closures more complex and difficult.” Such remarks make some par-

ents and staff fear for Garibaldi’s future. “The issue about closure for this school, in particular, is that it’s been through so much heartache and the community has rallied to keep the school open,” Mah said. The VLN elementary program is an offshoot of the VLN secondary program located at John Oli-

ver secondary. It operates like a public school and draws students from around the province and outside the country for B.C. residents living in places like Taiwan and Korea. The network provides a curriculum that an adult, usually a parent, helps administer at home. The work is submitted electronically or by mail to VLN teachers at Garibaldi who mark it, write report cards, work with students and conduct home visits. Students can drop by for tutorials, participate in occasional workshops and join in monthly fields trips. Garibaldi’s VLN program has an enrolment of about 80 students in kindergarten to Grade 7 and four teachers, although the board proposes eliminating one teacher position. “Our kids are not in front of us. They’re not using space up in the facility, so this is a unique way of bringing money into the district by having these kids attend,” explained Mah, who noted VLN students receive the same per pupil funding as students in brick and mortar schools. noconnor@vancourier.com

Grassroots football programs let fans of all ages link up with the Lions With the 2010 football season now underway, BC Lions fans will soon be heading to Empire Field for the season home opener versus the Saskatchewan Roughriders on Saturday, July 10. But Lions’ action isn’t limited to the field. The team’s grassroots football programs are focused on linking the team with people throughout the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley, allowing the Lions and fans of all ages to share their love of football. “I have been involved with our grassroots football programs for many seasons now,” says Lions slotback and fan favourite Geroy Simon. “Having an opportunity to share our love of the game with our fans throughout B.C. is a great way to give back to our community and gives us a chance to get to know our fans too!” PUNT, PASS & KICK Punt, Pass & Kick is a program designed to provide an opportunity for minor football players to test their skills in punting, passing and kicking while reinforcing their love of football. In 2009, the BC Lions, Tim Hortons, and BC Community Football hosted competitions in 15 districts in the Lower Mainland where players at the Flag (ages 6-7), Atom (ages 8-9), Peewee (ages 10-11) and Junior Bantam (12-13) levels had the opportunity to show off their skills and compete for an individual title. The 2010 Punt, Pass & Kick program will kick off in June, with the finals slated for the fall. For more information about the Punt, Pass & Kick program, please contact the BC Lions Football Club at 604.930.5466. PLAY WITH THE PROS Play with the Pros matches BC Lions players with boys and girls, providing them with an opportunity to participate in a noncontact skills clinic hosted by their favourite BC Lions players. The participants are divided into groups and rotate through various skill stations every 10-15 minutes. One player, one alumnus and one volunteer coach (local high school or community) are assigned per station, teaching skills such as

passing, receiving, pass routes and proper running techniques. The program will continue with similar visits in 2010 with the first 2010 Play with the Pros clinic taking place on June 27 at the club’s Surrey practice facility. For more information about the Lions’ Play with the Pros program, please contact the club at 604.930.5466. TIMBITS FOOTBALL CAMP The Timbits Football Camp is a free clinic for boys and girls between 6 and 12 years old. The program offers these children the chance to learn the basic skills of football and to play with their BC Lions heroes. Last year, more than 400 boys and girls took part in the camp. The 2010 Timbits Football Camp will take place on Aug. 29. For more information about the Lions’ Timbits Football Camp, please contact the club at 604.930.5466.

Football 101 participants from last season, along with Lions GM and head coach Wally Buono and director of community relations Jamie Taras, pose for a pre-game photo at BC Place. Photo credit: BC Lions Football Club

FOOTBALL 101 Football 101 is a course designed exclusively for women who want to learn more about the CFL game. For just $50 (plus tax), participants receive a BC Lions T-shirt, a Football 101 manual and a game ticket to a BC Lions home game, which includes viewing the pre-game warm-up and a “chalk talk” with former BC Lions great Jamie Taras. In 2009, the BC Lions welcomed close to 150 women of all ages during two sessions of Football 101. In 2010, the BC Lions will once again host two sessions of this popular “just-for ladies” event – on Wednesday, Aug. 4 and Wednesday, Oct. 13. To register, please contact the club at 604.930.5466.

FOOTBALL 202 Football 202 is an on-field, interactive course just for women. It gives them an opportunity to run through drills and exercises similar to the ones BC Lions players engage in throughout the season. In 2009, more than 60 women hit the field as part of the program. Football 202 gives women the opportunity to learn the basics of passing, receiving, kicking, and much more from their very own BC Lions. In 2010, Football 202 will take place on Sunday, Aug. 22. To register, contact the club at 604.930.5466.

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Half the Sky founder Jenny Bowen (left) and director Carol Kemble raised money for China’s orphaned children at the Terminal City Club.

Producer and wine festival co-founder Chad Oakes (left) feted actor Bruce Greenwood (Star Trek, Dinner with Schmucks) in Osoyoos.

Fred Actor Jason Priestley and his wife Naomi Lowde welcomed oenophiles to Osoyoos for the star-studded tipple fest.

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Destination Osoyoos: Hollywood stars of Canadian heritage gathered for the second Osoyoos Celebrity Wine Festival. Beverly Hills 90210’s Jason Priestley, Star Trek’s Bruce Greenwood, former Barenaked Lady Steven Page, and Medium’s David Cubitt headlined the four-day Okanagan tipple fest. More than 2,000 grape enthusiasts attended the six sell-out events benefitting the Desert Society, Desert Sun Resource Centre, and Osoyoos Museum Society. Founders Chad Oakes, Glenn Fawcett and Priestley looked to raise $100,000. Whistler wingding: Delta Whistler Village Suites and Tantalus Lodge employees held their second annual Raise the Roof benefit at Buffalo Bills in Whistler Village. Mayor Ken Melamed joined more than 125 ski bunnies at the community hootenanny benefitting Whistler Adaptive Sports and Habitat for Humanity. More than $12,500 was raised at the Friday night dance party and auction. Bowled over: It was another sellout at A Loving Spoonful’s Project Empty Bowl gala, sponsored by Coast Capital Savings and held at the new Coast Coal Harbour Hotel. Wendy Hardy chaired and Deb Hope emceed the food fete and auction. Proceeds went to ALS’s Family Pantry Program, which provides meals to men, women and children fighting HIV/AIDS. 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.

Vancouver-based actor Eric McCormack of Will and Grace fame is among six other inductees to Canada’s Walk of Fame.

Young and Wyse winemaker Stephen Wyse and Osoyoos Celebrity Wine Festival co-founder Glenn Fawcett welcomed wine lovers to the grape fete.

Vicki Gabereau hosted and CBC funny man Rick Mercer headlined the West Vancouver benefit for performing arts programs at the Kay Meek Centre.

Wendy Hardy (left) chaired the Project Empty Bowl gala benefiting executive director Lisa Martella’s A Loving Spoonful.


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Voter madness School board chair and Vision Vancouver trustee Patti Bacchus recently noted at a press conference she earned the third highest number of votes in the 2008 election after Gregor Robertson and Raymond Louie. It’s true— Robertson collected 67,598 votes and Louie 66,226, while Bacchus won 64,451. The top four candidates in the school board race—Bacchus, Mike Lombardi (62,772), Ken Clement (62,096) and Sharon Gregson (61,417), all from Vision, each captured more than 60,000 votes. Four city councillors managed that feat, along with one park board candidate. Bacchus attributes her strong showing—and voter turnout for the school board race—to support for public education. One might interpret part of her success to her name, which starts with B. Some speculate voters cast ballots partly based on the alphabetical ballot configuration, but both Al Blakey and Jane Bouey earned less than 50,000 votes in 2008.

be: don’t make them mad.

Closing time The VSB unveils its list of schools being considered for closure next week, but it’s a mystery what schools it will include. It may not be as simple as picking the schools with low enrolment, many of which are on the East Side. The optics of closing only East Side schools would be bad. The VSB has received strong interest from the Francophone school authority to acquire a West Side property. Future revenue potential will be a consideration. Other factors include the physical condition of schools. Enrolment forecasts will be considered, but there is also concern that once schools are named enrolment will drop because parents don’t want to enroll students in schools eyed for closure. “Based on staff figures we may not have surplus capacity by the time we complete this process of closing,” added board chair Bacchus, citing the introduction of all-day kindergarten and the government’s interest in programming for three and four year olds. The comptroller general, however, suggests the VSB could save $5.7 million by closing and consolidating schools based on 2009 enrolment numbers and excess space. noconnor@vancourier.com

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At least one Vancouver optometrist is concerned the provincial government’s lack of vision could result in a real lack of vision for many people who are no longer required to see an optometrist. Regulations came into effect on May 1, 2010 that allowed for eye exams to be done with automated equipment that essentially removed the human element from the examination, according to the BC. Association of Optometrists. The B.C.A.O. has expressed concern new regulations allowing people to order glasses and contact lenses online, and without a sight test, could result in serious health problems. Dr. Mini Randhawa, who’s been working as an optometrist for four years, said the move could have disastrous results for many people. “You could be going blind from glaucoma right now and you would have no symptoms,” she said. Randhawa said increased fluid pressure in the eye can do considerable

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MIND CONTROL

MYTHS ABOUT THE AGING BRAIN Who says you can’t teach a mind new tricks, at any age? Recent research shows that we have the power to positively influence our brain function throughout life—an important realization for the more than 14 million baby boomers in Canada. “The fear of memory loss and losing brain capacity looms large among the minds of boomers,” said Majid Fotuhi, M.D., Ph.D., leading neurologist and author of The Memory Cure. “But we can maintain and even improve our brain health as we age. In fact, our brains have the ability to grow and change throughout life.” Dr. Fotuhi debunks five common myths about the brain and aging:

1. The brain stops growing after childhood. A decade ago, many experts would have scoffed at the idea that the brains of adults, particularly older adults, could grow or develop in any significant way. But that has changed. Research increasingly suggests that each time a new skill is learned, such as playing an instrument, speaking a foreign language or even dancing, new pathways are formed and areas of the brain may grow, even well into the later years. Physical and mental exercise can alter specific brain regions, making radical improvements in cognitive function. Brain growth isn’t just for kids.

2. Once I start experiencing memory loss, it’s all downhill and there’s not much I can do. Actually, good research has shown that there are a number of things you can do to improve your memory throughout life, even if you are already noticing changes. Exercise, challenging mental activities, social engagement, and diet

have all been shown to have positive effects on cognition and memory. In fact, a new study published online in “Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association” showed that healthy people with memory complaints who took algal DHA capsules for six months had almost double the reduction in errors on a test that measures learning and memory performance versus those who took a placebo, a benefit roughly equivalent to having the learning and memory skills of someone three years younger. DHA (or docosahexaenoic acid) is an omega3 fatty acid and a crucial building block for the brain. Products enhanced with the same algal source of DHA used in the study, called life’sDHA, are now available (a listing of products can be found online at www.lifesdha.com). 3. Memory problems must mean Alzheimer’s disease. Many people, young or old, worry that mild for-

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Historical tapestry recounts Battle of Hastings

Bayeux Tapestry world’s first graphic novel John Keyes and Anne Garber Contributing writers BAYEUX, France—With the D-Day beaches a mere eight kilometres to the north, this medieval city is a convenient jumping-off spot for Second World War buffs fascinated by the Invasion of Normandy. Coincidentally, it was a completely different invasion that solidified Bayeux’s own claim to fame. This troop movement, in 1066, 878 years before Allied troops landed in France, went in the opposite direction, as William, Duke of Normandy, led an army north across the English Channel to engage the Saxon king, Harold, at the Battle of Hastings. The events leading up to the Norman Conquest, as William’s taking of England came to be known, were commemorated in the form of a tapestry 70 metres long and 50 centimetres high. Although its specific origin can’t be verified, historians believe it was created in the 11th century, soon after the events it describes, by monks in a southern England workshop under the supervision of the Bishop of Bayeux, who happened to be William the Conqueror’s half-brother. The tapestry was eventually taken to France and today is on display in a former seminary near Bayeux’s grand cathedral. Regardless of the route you take toward the city centre, you’ll see signs directing you to the “Tapisserie.” Street parking is at a premium in Bay-

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poor first impression. The lobby is small, with labyrinthine, bank-style queuing and too few cashiers; in warm weather, buying tickets can be a glacially slow, stifling experience. It would be best to nominate someone to stand in line while the rest of your party waits outside.

After queuing a second time, ticket-holders are issued an audio-tour gadget and ushered into a dimly lit salon where the wool-on-linen tapestry is displayed in a long, U-shaped glass case. At once, all the waiting becomes worthwhile. As you slowly walk the length of the room, then make the turn and walk back toward the exit, the audio-tour gadget senses where you are and delivers a narration that explains the scene in front of you. The narration and the sound effects are mesmerizing, as if one is being given a private reading of the world’s first graphic novel. Fact-based, but with flourishes worthy of the best storyteller, this is a tale of misadventure, betrayal and revenge that changed the face of Europe. Remember to hit the pause button on the audio tour in order to scrutinize the tapestry before moving on, as the line-up behind you effectively prohibits doubling back, and we weren’t able to get the gadget to rewind to an earlier place in the story anyway. Exiting the tapestry room, you drop off the audio gadget and follow a corridor into a large and well-stocked gift shop where numerous tapestry souvenirs can be purchased, as well as books and maps about Bayeux and environs. For more information, visit www.tapisserie-bayeux.fr. Anne Garber and John Keyes are members of the Meridian Writers’ Group.

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Can’t wait until the Vancouver International Jazz Festival starts next week? Get your fix as Vancity Theatre screens the acclaimed, four-part TV documentary Icons Among Us: Jazz in the Present Tense June 19, 7:30 p.m. The film looks at jazz as a modern art form, highlighting the contributions of Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Bill Frisell and Wynton Marsalis among others. For more info, go to viff.org or call 604-683-FILM (3456).

Much to our surprise, the Budding Brilliance Benefit is not a fundraiser for imprisoned pot activist Marc Emery but a “celebration of young virtuosity to benefit the Vancouver Recital Society.” Hosted by writer and broadcaster Bill Richardson, the June 19 concert at the Chan Centre showcases the talents of three prodigiously charmed youngsters from New York, San Fran and Victoria. Go to www. vanrecital.com or call 604-602-0363.

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Fans of screwball comedies about down-on-their luck Broadway producers, blonde bombshells and religious fanatics can finally rest. Metro Theatre (370 SW Marine Dr.) presents Ken Ludwig’s adaptation of Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur’s 1932 yuk-fest Twentieth Century June 19 to July 17. For more info, go to metrotheatre.org or call 604 266-7191.

The Shooting Stars Foundation hosts its annual Fit For A Queen fundraiser at the River Rock Show Theatre June 19, as some of Vancouver’s finest female impersonators and “drag artists” sing, dance and act all bitchy for a good cause. For tickets, call 604-280-4444 or go to www. shootingstarsfoundation.org.

Sharon Jones and her band the Dap-Kings bring their old school funk and soul stylings to the Commodore June 20.

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La Femme and P-Luv, June 23 at Fortune Sound Club.

Talented freak Anton Newcombe brings his Brian Jonestown Massacre to the Commodore June 18 for an evening of psychedelic jams and heckling from dumb audience members trying to provoke him. Across town, local gospel trio the Sojourners play St. James Hall. Baltimore electronic duo Matmos gets all experimental at the Biltmore June 19, while Hank Williams’ grandson Hank III plays Venue. Experimental psyche-rock trio A Place to Bury Strangers brings its New York cred to 917 Main June 22, while Sebadoh frontman and Dinosaur Jr. bassist Lou Barlow does some solo emoting at The Media Club.

Souled out In today’s landscape of soul revivalists, retro-fitted R&B singers and fresh-faced funk machines, Sharon Jones is the real deal. Born in James Brown’s hometown of Augusta, Georgia, Jones honed her chops as a church gospel singer and by fronting local funk bands in the 1970s. When a music career didn’t pan out, she moved to New York to work as a corrections officer on Rikers Island and eventually hooked up with the Dap-Kings, whose old school approach to recreating the soul-funk sounds of the 1960s and ’70s put them at the forefront of the

soul revival movement and landed them a gig backing up Amy Winehouse on her 2006 breakthrough album Back to Black. With tireless Jones at the helm, dancing up a storm in high heals and belting out some the finest you-done-mewrong vocals since Aretha Franklin, the Dap-Kings are a force to be reckoned with, both in the studio and particularly in concert. Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings shake and shimmy their way across the Commodore stage June 20 is support of their latest album, I Learned the Hard Way. Tickets are sold out, but maybe the soul gods will release some tickets at the door on the day of the show.

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According to techie website Engadget.com, which has been responsible for more nerd erections than Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, DNA research lab Knome has announced it is going to sequence Ozzy Osbourne’s entire genome. Why not Mitsou, former Vancouver Canucks defenseman Garth “The Strangler” Butcher, or people who willingly bought PT Cruisers, you’re probably asking. Truth be told, few people have had their entire DNA mapped, but Knome, which focuses on DNA sequencing in the interest of disease research, says the Black Sabbath singer’s “extreme” medical history (i.e. drinking, drugging, biting the heads off live bats) makes him an ideal candidate for their purposes. The sequencing is said to take three months and, if the subject is any indication, will likely be incomprehensible. Nonetheless, K&K is more than a little curious why someone as self-destructive and increasingly feeble as Osbourne is still technically alive. And while we wait for the DNA results, it’s our hope that Osbourne will share some of that insight and observation in his new health advice column for the Sunday Times magazine, which is associated with

London’s Times newspaper. According to a recent article, the hard-living rocker and buffoonish reality television dad’s weekly health column will be titled The Wisdom of Oz, and he’ll sign it “Dr. Ozzy.” Something tells us he had help coming up with that one. “I’ve seen literally thousands of doctors over my lifetime, and spent well over £1 million ($1.5 million Cdn) on them, to the point where I sometimes think I know more about being a doctor than doctors do,” Osbourne said in statement announcing his new gig. Osbourne said his column, which starts later this summer, will “promote a lifestyle that includes exercising, eating well and taking medication only when prescribed.” As for other sage health advice, Dr. Ozzy is tight lipped, or more likely numb lipped due to the horse tranquilizers he takes every morning, but we suspect he’ll touch on such topics as how to survive marriage with Sharon Osbourne, tips on drinking your own urine when you’ve run out of whiskey, natural salves you can find in your garden, which toads make you hallucinate the longest after you’ve licked them, bloodletting and whether or not there’s a cure for hairy palm. Hint: there isn’t one.

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Quick, who directed the 2010 Winter Olympics opening ceremonies? Yeah, we couldn’t tell you, either, although we suspect it was Quatchi, team spirit and the “power of you and I.” According to Reuters, however, organizers of the London 2012 Olympics have pulled out their big guns and hired Oscar-winning filmmaker Danny Boyle to direct the opening ceremonies. Considering Boyle’s film credits include Shallow Grave, where some dude takes a hammer to a dead guy’s teeth, Trainspotting, which concerns a group of Scottish heroin addicts, zombie film 28 Days Later and Slumdog Millionaire, where a poor Indian boy gets drenched in dung from an outhouse, it’s an interesting choice to say the least. But a word of advice to Doyle and his creative team—which includes director and producer Stephen Daldry, whose credits include Billy Elliot, The Hours and The Reader—if you’re going to use giant dungcovered intravenous needles that mechanically rise up from the ground while costumed zombies dance incessantly, make sure the trap doors work. It would be a national embarrassment if only three of the four dung-covered intravenous needles rose up from the ground.

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Can a restaurant be resurrected? If you’re thinking the arrival of Adesso Bistro at the former Parkside location (1906 Haro St., ph. 604-5689975) is a case of deja vu, you’re right. The Italian haunt that slipped into the space vacated by Andrey Durbach’s L’Altro Buca was last seen on the corner of First and Yew. Even though the kitchen bumped things up a notch for Kits at the time, the room—overshadowed, ironically, by floundering (and now vanished) Watermark—never quite took off. However, five years on, Adesso 2.0 has all the promise of its predecessor. Plus, these intimate digs west of Denman are just right for the casual but detail-driven polish of the new edition. In the kitchen, chef Sean Sylvestre (who honed his skills for eight years at Cioppino’s, under Pino Posteraro) delivers a menu that pays full attention to seasonal, mainly West Coast ingredients prepared with passion and flair, echoing the recipes of co-owner Luciano Loi’s coastal home region of Liguria. “Lots of people have been there without realizing it,” Loi says. “If you

head southwest, into France, you’re in Nice and Monte Carlo.” The cuisine style is lighter than other Italian regions, with a natural emphasis on fresh seafood, as well as olives and pine nuts, which grow in abundance. The plates are not as large as standard entrées yet neither are they “small plates.” With an emphasis on freshness of fare that speaks for itself, the quality of preparation and ingredients equates to good value. One of the few East Coast concessions, a half lobster comes wrapped in savoury breadcrumbs and roasted in its half shell ($22), while fresh halibut is baked and served with an Acqua Pazza sauce of white wine, cherry tomatoes and olives ($22). A standout is the mixed, mainly West Coast seafood bourrida (also a draw at the former location) that mingles a school of prawn, octopus, calamari, clam and lobster in a spicy tomato broth ($20). Perfect for sopping up the delicious juice is pastry chef Jason Pitschke’s herbed and rock salted panini, right out of the oven. There’s plenty to lure us back, including Pitschke’s vibrant and seductive Fragola, with macerated strawberries, a mille foglie of strawberry mousse, mascarpone, Italian meringue and a compote of strawberry juices, with puff pastry. That’s unless we’re swayed by the fleur de cao dark chocolate—or the affogato with hazelnut praline.

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Wines, well chosen, are pan-regional Italian, with some desirable cachet B.C. labels—such as Foxtrot Pinot Noir—for good measure. Also appealing is Adesso’s delightful, leafy patio (something that was lacking before), which should make this bornagain newcomer a welcome addition to the quiet, tree-lined side street. ••• More from the “then is now” department sees a sad farewell to long struggling So.cial. We’ll have to see if apostrophes fare better than misplaced first periods, when the heritage Water Street space re-emerges as McLean’s. You also have to hand it to Steamworks owner Eli Gershkovitch for perseverance: The Transcontinental, which barely left the station has now pulled back in as Rogue Kitchen and Wet Bar—where you can pay what you think the food is worth. For now. info@hiredbelly.com twitter.com/hiredBelly

Belly’s Budget Best • When it comes to fruit wine specialists, few compete with Naramata’s Elephant Island. To prove to yourself summer really is here, try a splash of this stylin’ apple-based bubbly with a touch of cassis. It might have you fooled that it’s something else. At private wine stores, such as Broadway, Kits and Liberty for $26-ish.


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Exotic

Junk Food Review Collon

$1.99 at Donald’s Market, 2279 Commercial Dr., ph. 604-255-1440 Country of origin: Japan What it is: From the makers of Pocky comes these unfortunately named “biscuit nuggets” filled with creamy chocolate frosting that look like a cross between a dog snack and a deep-fried section of one’s intestinal tract. Verdict: Deceptively delicious with a crispy outside and melt-in-your mouth sweetness inside, kind of like an inverted chocolate-covered Pocky stick.

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$1.19 at A&L Market, 458 West Broadway, ph. 604-876-8786 Country of origin: People’s Republic of China What it is: One pill makes you smaller, one pill.... never mind. This self-described “creamy candy” is not only chewy with a milky aftertaste, it has a cool logo and a name that suggests illicit drug taking. Verdict: The liquid maltose, white granulated sugar, sweetened condensed milk and butter won’t do your waistline any favours, and the hard, chewy texture resembles those dreaded Halloween candies that would always make its way to the bottom of your pillowcase. But the subtle hint of dairy is a pleasant surprise. So is the loose cavity-filling you might notice after a few go rounds with the White Rabbit. If you have any exotic junk food suggestions for the Courier, email mkissinger@vancourier.com. —Michael Kissinger

the tipper r e s t a u r a n t

The Tipper Restaurant & Review Room

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 $ – $$

European

Legend Cheap Eats ($5–$8) Inexpensive ($9–$12) Moderate ($13–$15) Fine Dining ($15–$25) Live Music Late Night Patio Big Screen

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Transylvania Flavour Restaurant

Great variety of Homemade Eastern & Western European favourites like schnitzel,

ossobuco, borscht, polenta, perogies, gnocchi, goulash, cabbage rolls, short ribs, Paprikash. Classic creations, warm atmosphere, great fresh food & good hosts. Open lunch & dinner. www.transylvaniaflavour.com 2120 West Broadway (corner Arbutus) 604.730.0880 $$$

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 $$ Waterfront Centre – 200 Burrard Street 604.669.2781 $$

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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 MENTION THIS AD AND RECEIVE 10% OFF 2313 Main Street 604.872.8779 $$

SNS Lounge

New Chef, New Menu. Quality food at great prices. Amazing Brunch for $7.95 Fri–Sun. UFC Fights Shown. Book your party for our private room. www.snslounge.ca 1144 Homer Street (Yaletown) 604.609.0901 $–$$$

Mexican

Italian CALLI Mexican Restaurant 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 $$$

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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 $

AWARD WINNING MEXICAN CUISINE

The Vallarta Grill

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 $$

Much Ado About Nothing

BARD ON THE BEACH

White Rabbit

Bistro

Falstaff

Radha Yoga & Eatery

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 $$–$$$

Award-Winning Authentic Mexican Cuisine served in an ambiance that would make you swear you were there! Salsa dancing with instructor & live DJ on Friday and Saturday eves. VIP room, group rates and menus. Reserve today! www.thevallartagrill.com 102 Water St. (Gastown) 604.696.9580 Accept: Visa, M/C, Amex, Interac and cash $– $$$

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Much fun in Dean Paul Gibson-directed Much Ado About Nothing

Breezy and bathed in light, Bard romance perfect for summer night Much Ado About Nothing

At Bard on the Beach until Sept. 25 Tickets: 604.739.0559 www.bardonthebeach.org Reviewed by Jo Ledingham

Not only is actor Jennifer Lines absolutely luminous, but on opening night of Much Ado About Nothing, she found sunlight. No, she wasn’t responsible for the good weather that Bard artistic director Christopher Gaze must have been hoping for (and got), but in the opening scene—a glorious scene in which Beatrice (Lines), thinking she’s unobserved, practises flamenco dancing—Lines found sunlight on the stage and danced in it. It made my heart leap. Suddenly, everyone onstage is dancing, stamping and clapping (choreographed by Karen Flamenco) in an outpouring of joy. The troops from Aragon are coming home from war and passing through Messina; excitement and romance are in the air. This is the kind of scene that director Dean Paul Gibson revels in: colourful, romantic and sensual, with passions overflowing all over the place. In the festive scenes, celebrating the victorious Spaniards, the women are in costume designer Mara Gottler’s flounced skirts, the men in sashes. Flowers cascade down set designer Drew Facey’s balconies. Ah, you just want to leap out of your seat, drink wine, click your heels and shout olé (even though the setting is in the pre-First World War Italian countryside). Gibson gives this play a light

Much Ado About Nothing at Bard on the Beach overflows with music, dancing and romance. touch and leaves us to ponder the darker aspects of this much-loved Shakespeare romantic comedy after the curtain falls. I’ve never been happy with its sexual politics: the too readily accepted, unsubstantiated aspersions cast by nasty Don John (Parnelli Parnes) against innocent Hero (Almeera Jiwa); Leonato’s (Gerry Mackay) vicious tirade against Hero, his beloved daughter; lovestruck Claudio’s (Gaelan Beat-

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ty) spiteful decision to disgrace Hero publicly rather than privately; and Don Pedro’s (Martin Sims) bartering of Beatrice in lieu of Hero. What? Did anybody ask Beatrice? These questions still hang over this production, but Gibson chooses not to hammer them home. While casting actor John Murphy as Benedick didn’t rule out serious intent, it certainly made it likely that this Much Ado would be Much Fun.

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This huge role is a big break for Murphy who shows off his comedic ability with terrific timing, hilarious facial gestures and wonderful physicality. He’s funny ducking behind the shrubbery and peering through the rose bushes as his friends trick him into believing Beatrice is in love with him. Equally funny is Lines in the parallel scene as her friends trick her into believing Benedick is in love with her. These two, you’ll re-

member, are sworn enemies of love and of each other. Dogberry and the men of the watch are as silly as Shakespeare intended. I’m generally not fond of these comic scenes, but Simon Bradbury’s Dogberry is ridiculously pompous with his mangled language and a stair routine that’s one-of-a-kind. Less obvious but amusing on the stairs, too, is Shawn Macdonald (as Verges), looking bow-legged and gimpy. In many ways, Much Ado About Nothing is a very modern-feeling play with a pair of lovers who are anti-romantic. While Hero and Claudio have bought into the whole love/marriage/happilyever-after scenario, Beatrice and Benedick are not convinced of the benefits of marriage and are, therefore, wary. When tricked into believing they are loved by the other, they are excited and flattered but they proceed with healthy skepticism. We wish them well but know, as do they, that the arc of their life together will not be peaceful. They are a pair of scrappers. And so Much Ado About Nothing resonates with a contemporary audience who may also suspect that marriage isn’t always a bed of roses. If someone were to write Much Ado About Nothing: The Musical, it should be Stephen Sondheim. Director Gibson, the designers and the cast give us a gay, breezy and music-filled production that felt perfect for a (rare) sunny June evening and the opening of Bard’s 21st season. joled@telus.net


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HOLMES - Charles The end of an era… After more than 90 years, the tiller of the soil and caretaker for living creatures large and small, gently passed away on June 7th, 2010. Originally from Nova Scotia, Charlie served during WWII where in England he would woo his future wife, Edith, with his quiet charm. After marrying in England, they started a family and Viennese restaurants in England, Montreal and Nova Scotia, until finally settling in Vancouver in 1966. Charlie was well known in Kitsilano for his handlebar moustache, safari helmet, wild organic garden and picking up hitch hikers on his red tandem bicycle. Curious and openminded, he read about and travelled the world visiting remote countries and living amongst the people he encountered. Self contained, humble and kind to everyone, modest and considerate of others, he lived a life of appreciation, gratitude, optimism and egoless dignity. He will always remain in the memories of his devoted children Eric, Yvonne, Christine, Angelina (Percy), Anita (Larry), and Veronika (Anthony) and his nine grandchildren and one greatgrandchild. At Charlie’s request, a private family gathering will take place. The family deeply appreciates the attentive care he received at Windermere Care Home - he loved the staff and the birds that he fed every day in Windermere gardens. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.kearneyfs.com Kearney Funeral Services 604-736-0268

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LONG HAIR Siamese Cat, Answers to Kashmir, Reward offered, 11yrs, female, needs Medication, lost in Marpole May 16th, please call 604-709-6228 LOST KEYS - including Porsche key - around June 4, 2010 in Westside Vancouver. lostkeys241@gmail.com

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Accounting

F/T Junior Accountant

One permanent position at Mimi C. Cheung & Co. in VancouverGranville & 41st. Will handle variety of accounting tasks & minor admin duties. Must be detail-oriented self-starter. CGA 4th level student or equivalent with public practice exp. Skills required: Fluent in English/ Fujianese/Taiwanese; plus read/write Traditional Chinese. $17.50−$30.00 info@mimicga.com

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8-12 The Yukon Department of Education is seeking applications from experienced teachers and administrators for the position of Principal for Vanier Catholic Secondary School, Whitehorse. Vanier is Yukon ’s only Catholic Secondary School (student population approx. 435). Please visit our website for further details on the Experience and Qualifications required. http://www.education.gov.yk.ca/ employment/index.html Contact us: teacherrecruitment@gov.yk.ca Fax: (867) 667-5435

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One permanent F/T Supervisor required at Bashir Auto Detailers, 711 West 14 St. North Vancouver V7M-3E8. Must have experience in anti rust under-coating protection, cut polishing, use of paint, leather & fabric protection detailing and install pin strips and body side mouldings on new and used cars and trucks. Duties: Supervise and scheduling of workers, recommending additional services to clients, receive payments and assist cleaners in performing specialized duties. Must be fluent in English and able to operate cleaning machines. $17.50/hour. Apply in person btwn 11am - 5pm or by mail/phone, 604-987-2921.

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Reporting to the Executive Chef, you will be responsible for supervising all cashiers, baristas and catering staff in a busy Corporate Cafeteria in Richmond. Responsibilities: 1. Provide leadership and mentoring to 8 service staff 2. Maintain a high level of customer service Qualifications: 1. Minimum 5 years experience in food service sector, including at least one year with supervisory experience 2. Proficiency in Microsoft Office (strong computer skills required for responding to customer inquiries and creating promotional materials) Work Conditions: • Mon-Fri 6:30am-3:00pm Compensation to commensurate with experience

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Personal Trainer Certification Earn up to $70/hr as a Personal Trainer. Government Financial Aid may be avail. 604-930-8377 See our ad in todays paper under Education. We are currently seeking a team oriented, self-motivated, enthusiastic individual to join our operations team as a

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NO WEEKENDS, no eves. Merry Maids reqs house cleaners North Vancouver. 604-980-6100

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Hotel Restaurant

Applicants must have substantial experience in Road Construction with extensive knowledge in the grading and paving aspects of the business. They also must possess superior leadership skills and demonstrate solid oral and written interpersonal communication skills as well as average computer skills with Microsoft Office software. The successful candidate will be responsible for scheduling, quality assurance and the administration of the day to day operations. As well, they will be involved in the Company Safety Program and will work cooperatively with our other Superintendents in the Major Contracts and Design Build Projects We offer a complete benefit package with salary commensurate of experience. For consideration please forward your resume including work & salary history and expectations to: Attention: Human Resources B A Blacktop Ltd. #201-111 Forester Street North Vancouver , B.C. V7H 0A6

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Himalaya Restaurant Ltd. a full service restaurant located at 6587 Main Street, Vancouver requires a Bookkeeper to work on behalf of their two restaurants and other related businesses. Duties include: keeping of financial records, payroll, posting of Journal entries, maintaining G/L account, performing bank and account reconciliations, all month-end preparations and preparing financial statements. Minimum 3 years of experience as a Bookkeeper/ Jr. Accountant. Salary $19.00/hr. Please fax your resume at 604-327-1888.


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WANTED: Kids to sell chocolate bars after school & wknds. Earn up to $150/wk. 604-618-7780.

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Education

FOODSAFE 1 DAY COURSES Guaranteed best value! Six Metro Vancouver Locations: Vancouver • Burnaby • Surrey • Richmond • Coquitlam • Maple Ridge All our Instructors are also working local Health Inspectors! Classes held each week & weekend! Course materials available in 6 languages. Same-day Certification. Visit our website at www.foodsafe-courses.com or call 604-272-7213 ADVANCE Hospitality Education – B.C.’s #1 Choice for Foodsafe & WorldHost Training.

CANADIAN HEALTH CARE ACADEMY

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For Sale Miscellaneous

APPLY TODAY for a brand NEW FULLY LOADED MDG Desktop, Laptop or LCD HDTV delivered to your doorstep & get a FREE 22’’ LCD HDTV! FInance from 49 cents/day, $0 down, 1yr/2yr/3yr terms. Everyone’s Approved thanks to MDG’s In-House Financing 1-800-791-1174. MOVING MUST SELL! Imported Portuguese Living Room & Dining Room, Hand Tool Leather Upholstery, 5 & 11 pce in Mahogany, Also Kroeller 5 pce Maplewood Dining Set, Bokhara 9x12 hand woven carpet, 18ft freezer cuft. 604-294-8789

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Fuel

HARDWOOD FIREWOOD Guaranteed, Full Cords, hand split 16’’lgth. Buy Now Save Big Money$$ Del incl. 778-908-4170

2075

Furniture

BED, ADJUSTABLE single Plasma, w/remote control. near new, $750, 604-731-0115

2075

Furniture

Coffee Table, 45' long, 23.5 'wide, 16' tall, glass, slides & horizontal. $45. Danish style table, 4ft 7 ' long, 30.5' wide, 29' high, 2 x 13inch leaves, tile design in the middle. $195 Mt Pleasant area, Van, 604-875-8055

DOWNSIZING, BEAUTIFUL furn exc cond, dbl bed w/linens, flatscreen tv,antique tbl & chair, vanity tbl, Luggage + more. Or $1,100 takes all 604-255-5574

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Lumber/Building Supplies

#1A STEEL BUILDING SALE! Save up to 60% on your new garage, shop, warehouse or storage building. 6 different colors available! 40 year warranty! FREE shipping for the first 20 callers! 1-800-457-2206 www.crownsteelbuildings.ca

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Wanted to Buy

Old Books Wanted also: Photos Postcards, Letters, Paintings. (no text books/encyclopedia) I pay cash. 604-737-0530

BEST Deal Restwell Matt Sets. Full wrty, Dble $319. Queen $339 King $559. Will deliver. 722-3636 HIGH END furniture for sale, very good condition, downsizing. call 604- 408-2419

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Education

FOODSAFE 1 DAY COURSES – ONLY $66 BEST VALUE GUARANTEED Classes Every Sat, Sun & Mon Taught by Certified Public Health Inspectors ADVANCE Hospitality Education BC’s #1 Foodsafe Choice

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604-272-7213

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604-630-3300

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Education

Medical Office Trainees Needed!

Doctors & Hospitals need Medical Administrative & Medical Office Staff! No Experience? Need Training? Local Training & Job Placement is also available.

1-888-748-4126

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Music/Theatre/ Dance

IN HOME OR STUDIO LESSONS Piano, Theory & other instruments. Allegro Music School 604-327-7765 www.AllegroMusicSchool.com INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SCHOOL Train on Full-Size Excavators, Dozers, Graders, Loaders. Oil Field Tickets. Provincially Certified Instructors. Government Accredited. Job Placement assistance. www.iheschool.com 1-866-399-3853

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Tutoring Services

HELPFUL MATH TUTOR Phone: 778-866-8877 Web: http://m101m.org

Personal Trainer Certification

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Earn up to $70/hr as a Personal Trainer. Government Financial Aid may be available. 604-930-8377 Hilltop Academy

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F R ID AY, J U N E 18, 2010 T H E VAN C O U VE R C O U R IE R

3507 3015

Childcare Available

* * BOOK NOW!! * * An overseas live-in Nanny for 2010 placement. 604-682-4688

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Cats

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Dogs

CATS. Fixed - male and female rescued cats. Free to good, n/s indoor homes only. 604-513-9310

3508

Horses & Tack

Dog & Pony Shop Tent Sale Everything On Sale Sunday June 20th: 10am - 4pm 4830 Delta St, Ladner

Dogs

Children’s Activities

SPEECH THERAPY- Your home. Summer sessions Preschool - Adult. 604-762-2829

3508

LAB / Golden Retriever Pups, black, vet chkd, vacinated, exc family pets. $450. 778-549-8621

GARAGE SALES

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REG.HALF ARAB 12YO 15hh Gelding Experienced Rider Aldergrove $2,500 OBO 778-808-7810

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Pet Services

LATISHA’S PET CARE

Cat sitting. We love cats. Vanc. only. Michele 778-385-7313

ALL SMALL breed pups local & non shedding $400+ 604 590-3727 www.puppiesfishcritters.com LAB SILVER / Charcoal PUPS, PB RARE! vet chd, social, quiet temp. $950. 778-549-8621

UBC RESEARCH

Vision Laboratory at Children’s Hospital needs volunteers (4-12 years) with good vision and hearing for a study on visual perception. Study involves computer games. Honorarium paid. Call Emily at 604-875-2345 ext. 7853.

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AUSTRALIAN LABRADOODLE Pups Non-shedding mediums, parents 27lbs, spayed/neutered, 1st shots, reg. with ALAA, $2500 1-250-494-3107 Summerland

Vacation Bible School Renfrew Baptist Church

Ages 3 -12 ★ It’s Free! ★

July 12-16 6:30pm -9:00 pm www. renfrewbaptistchurch.ca/ dvbs.html

BERNESE MOUNTAIN Dog Puppies. Male and Female, vet checked and ready for loving homes. $1,100. 604-637-4439. Langley. BICHON FRISE, 9/10 wks, 1st shots, vet checked, guar. ready to go. $600. 604-820-0194

CFA REG BLUE Persian F 8mth spayed lovable PKD neg health gaur $600.00 firm 604-939-1231 www.dreamhimicattery.com

PB ENGLISH Springer Spaniel Puppies 6 months old. Very sweet...they have had all of their vaccines and vet checks. Ready for new homes. To 'GOOD' family homes only!!! Plse. call (604) 505-1620 $750.00 PIT BULL puppies male & female 8 wks 1st shots, dewormed. View parents. $500. Ph 604-701-1587

BORDER COLLIE Cross Sheltie pup male. Gorgeous! Ready Now. Blue Merles, $700. Aldergrove. Call 604-856-3291 CHIHUAHUA PUP, PB, male, ready to go. Vancouver. $300 obo. Free Bichon 604-325-2639

Cats

I’m camera shy...

CHINESE SHAR-PEI standard, miniature and toy. Several colors. Purebred. Vet checked. Great temperament, velvet coat, excellent wrinkling. Family friendly. $600. Call 604-888-1116

PUPPIES FOR SALE, father American Bulldog, mother Whippit/Pit Bull, 7 wks, healthy, no shots $375 obo 778-862-3568

www.TravelWithRon.ca

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Destinations

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Registered Massage Services

SWISS BODY Men & Women

Massage $29 Head to Toe 3 hrs $109

DOBERMAN PUPS. Female/ Male. Tails/dew claws done. Blk/ tan. $1500-$2000. 604-607-7433 FILA/MASTIFF GUARD DOGS owners best friend. Intruders worst nightmare. all shots, $2000 each. ready now! 604-817-5957

3482 Main St. Van 604-873-9890 NORAH SPA Opening Massage 4085 Oak St & King Edward 604-677-5121 Try the Best 604-872-1702

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Sunshine Coast

WATERFRONT COTTAGE sleeps 5. Safe, sandy beach, Roberts Creek. July 3rd- Jul 17th avail $650/wk. 1-604-886-2127

GARAGE SALE

Empty your Garage Fill Your Wallet

China, glass, antiques, furniture, much more! etc.

BHuge Church Garage Sale!

WEST POINT GREY MOVING SALE Saturday June 19, 9-noon Furniture from 2 homes. Antiques, books, spiral staircase, desks and more. 4508 Bellevue Dr (near 4th and Sasamat)

Metaphysical

Gadry Consultation

Spiritual Guide & Psychic Advice you can trust! Family issues, Happy Marriage, Reuniting loved ones, Immigration and Court matters, Business Success, stop stress, hopeless cases, Depression. Quick Results. Natural gift! 100% GUARANTEED ★ Mr. Gadry 604-872-7952 ★ www.gadry.ca

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Mind,Body&Soul

BURNABY

Rummage & Bake Sale

Sat., June 19, 9 - 1 All Saints Anglican Church, 7405 Royal Oak Ave. Books, clothing, small appl C

RELAXATION Therapeutic Massage

SOPHIA(6YRS)NEEDS NEW home.,due to allergies,carrier, litter box, litter. (604)254-1119

Foster homes urgently req’d for rescued, abandoned & neglected dogs. Many breeds 778-688-6340 abetterlifedogrescue.com

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Full Body Massage, Facial, Acupuncture (Ins. Covered). 604-568-6123 (190 E 48Ave).

Mind, Body & Soul

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

Palm Tarot Card • •Crystal•Ball Readings

GOLDEN DOODLE female pups - ready to go. Email pics available. 1-250-674-0091

Helps through all problems of life. Results while you wait.

604.564.0696 778.552.3282

Amazing Sale

Fabric, crafts, quilts, samples, display items, furniture, wood + misc 8 to 12- Sat, June 19 The Cloth Shop 4415 West 10th Ave, Vancouver, Back Lane B

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MULTI FAMILY SALE! Sat June 19th 9am - 1:30pm Rear - 128 W 18th, Assorted stuff, Follow the signs

West Point Grey Baptist Church 4509 West 11th Ave (11th & Sasamat) Sat. June 19th, 9am - 3pm All proceeds go to the Youth Summer Trip to FlinFlon, Mb.

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H★HUGE BLOCK SALE ★ SAT June 19th 9am - 2pm 0 to 100 Block West 61st Ave. Btwn Ontario & Manitoba St. IF RAINING SAT JUNE 26th. TREASURES GALORE!!!

Garage & Estate Sale Sat. June 19, 9 to 1 4236 Musquem Dr.

HALFMOON BAY cottage nr beach, hiking, biking trails, 1 br + loft slps 5 max. ns, np, Jul 15 Sept. $800/wk 1-604-740-2385

HEALTH MASSAGE & WAXING

RAGDOLLS & Domestic Kittens, $100-$500. 604 590-3727 www.puppiesfishcritters.com

FULLY ESCORTED TOURS Travel with World Travel Specialist Ron Booiman 604-946-4484

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2887 East 3rd Ave Call: 604-255-6011

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MINI DACHSHUND. Wire hair. Health guaranteed. Ready now! $800. 604-538-5433

Childrens Camps

Hey Kids!!!

Charters & Tours

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HUGE SALE Sat June 19th 10- 2pm

3870 West 23rd in lane

Sports equip, toys, household, some construction materials.

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HUGE ARTIST- PACKRAT MOVING-IN SALE Sat. & Sun. June 19 & 20 1000’s of cool & unusual treasures, delectable collectibles, original art & art materials,sewing, funky junque, plants, & more! 712 E 62nd Ave, 10am-6pm.

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Richmond ★★ ANTIQUES AND★★ ★★COLLECTIBLES FAIR★★ Sunday- June 20th 10AM-5PM The London Heritage Farm ★ 6511 Dyke Road (Just West of Gilbert Rd) ★ Tea room open for Fathers Day

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

LARGE GARAGE SALE

Sat, June 19th, 10am-4pm 2478 East 38th Ave Something for everyone!, Clothes, furniture, toys, houshold items and more!!

K- FAIRHAVEN THRIFT SALE 2700 E. 49th Ave (at Vivian St)

Sat June 19th 9am-11:30am

It’s time for bargain hunting! Browse our Garage Sale section to find deals near you.

TAPESTRY THRIFT SHOP

1369 Kingsway (just west of Knight St) • Furniture • Houseware ING TH E • Books • Knick Knacks SOM FOR 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.

Weekends were made for shopping, so make sure you check our Classifieds for a comprehensive listing of garage sales in your area! Follow the garage sale trail in

The Vancouver Courier Classifieds Call 604-630-3300 to book your ad

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Business Services

5017 5005

Accounting/ Bookkeeping

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

5015

Business Opportunity

#1 JANITORIAL FRANCHISE Customers, (Office Cleaning), Training and support. Financing. www.coverall.com 604-434-7744 info@coverallbc.com

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Computer/ Internet

5020

Financial Services

You keep your keys and drive away with cash. Call Got Keys? Got Cash! (604) 760-9629

http://www.gotkeysgotcash.com

REAL ESTATE 6020

Agents

NEED A MORTGAGE 1st and 2nd Mortgages, Self Employed, Refinancing, Forclosures, Low Rates. 604-629-8628 www.MazumaCapital.ca

Real Estate Services

6005

Trouble Selling? I can help! Rental Management Services. Reasonable Rates. TRG Realty

www.victoriafarrell.ca 604-724-0245

6008

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-04

Burnaby

VIEW! Fully reno’d 1 BR condo, granite counters, 737sf, wlk to L’heed, schls, $218,900, rental ok, Mala @ Sutton, 604-710-9030

6008-40

W.End/Down/ Yaletown

SUN, 2-4pm, #207-921 Thurlow, Westend 1 BR + Den, 679sf, Fully Reno’d. Michael Lepore, Royal LePage Westside 604-295-3974 www.AccoladeRealEstate.ca

Dreaming of a New Home?

Houses - Sale

6020-01

Real Estate

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$99 can sell your home 574-5243 Abbotsford updated 1200sf 2br+den 2ba condo view pool $269,900. 504-7424 id 5160 Agassiz Price Reduced updated 630sf 1 bedroom condo $74,900 778-840-4455 id4991 Coquitlam 10,000sf lot w/1000sf 3br 2ba home, outbuilding $440K 778-859-0717 id4272 Delta Kennedy Hts updated 920sf 2br condo, laundry, pool, $172,900 306-0406 id5121 Langley Price Reduced 1280sf 3br 2ba rancher, 7200sf lot, $479,900 514-0608 id5129 Langley immaculate 2500sf 4 br 3ba w/bsmt ste 5000sf lot $530k 532-6922 id5159 Langley resort like living, immaculate 1053sf 2 br 2ba condo $249,900 539-1005 id5161 Maple Ridge drastically reduced 4.9ac serviced vu acreage $465Kobo 722-3996 id4694 Maple Ridge immaculate 1200sf 4br log home .37ac lot $539,900 778-240-1196 id5118 Richmond Completely renovated 674sf 1br condo, pool, $224,900 345-3915 id5148 Sry Fleetwood huge 1801sf 5br 3.5ba rancher 7184sf lot $429900 778-240-1196 id5117 Sry View Lot nr Khalsa School, Skytrain, 2235sf 4/5br, suite, $449K 951-9104 id5119 Sry Beat the HST, NEW Fleetwood 3312sf 6br 3.5ba w/suite $639K 807-9405 id5131 Sry Open House Sat/Sun 2-4 #8 8383-159st Fleetwood immaculate 1573sf 3br 2.5ba tnhse, sxs garage $385K 512-3629 id5144

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Body Work

RELAXING MASSAGE very clean/private. 9am-11pm, 7days, D/town & Kits. Anie 604-684-8773

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Personals

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

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To advertise call 604-630-3300

6005

Real Estate Services

THINKING OF BUYING OR SELLING?

Allow me to provide you with my Professional opinion & advice on whether NOW is the right time to buy or sell. I will put my 20+ years of Real Estate Experience including Sales & Marketing, Mortgage Financing, Property Appraisals & Valuations to work for you. • 100% Full Service & Commitment • Tiered Discounted Fee Structure • Real Estate Property Valuations • Property Buying/Selling Guides • Current & Past Client References • Selling and Buying Strategies

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VANCOUVER MARPOLE, 70th & Granville, Spacious 2 BR apt. $995. Available Immediately. Adult building. Call 604-263-9038

6508

Apt/Condos

GEORGIAN TOWERSST. 1021 HOWAY

NEW WESTMINSTER 1450 WEST GEORGIA ST. 11Bdrm from $799 & 3 bedrooms

2 Bdrmsstarting from $from 959 available $ 1150 50% OFF 1st month for 2 bdrm suites

AMAPOLA SPA Best massage skills, lrg selection Asian girls, good service, low rate, #1 choice open 7 days 10am-10pm

hiring 604-266-8300 5763 Balsam Street @ W. 41st, Van., Kerrisdale.

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Houses - Sale

6020-01

Real Estate

www.bcforeclosures.com 4 BR home from $15,000 down $1,600/mo. 604-538-8888, Alain @ Sutton WC Realty W. Rock

6020-30

Surrey

Quik Sale! Cash Bonus! 7BR, 3lvls, 3yrs old, 1 + 1 BR ste, $1200/mo rev, in new sub div, $567K, Mala @ Sutton 710-9030

6020-38

Vancouver East Side

SAT, Jun 19, 2-4, Cntrl Loc 5 BR w/morgt helper, recent reno’s, f/yrd, wlk to skytn/schls, $649K, Mala @ Sutton, 604-710-9030

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Lots & Acreage

N. WEST. All services paid, inclds u/grd electrical, DCC’s, survey & eng’ng report. 33’ x 130’ lot. No GST. $333,000. 604-726-0677. usellahome.com ● ID # 4711

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Okanagen/ Interior

Port Moody

33 FLAVELLE Dr. 3 BR, 3 lvls, 2.5 baths, 2 f/ps. 3,360 sf home in CDS, on greenbelt. 7,260 sf lot. $917,000. By appt, 604-767-6742

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6030

Lots & Acreage

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

6052

Real Estate Investment

GRANDVIEW @ Las Vegas on South Blvd brand new concrete bldg, 2 sep 1 br XLrg units, Luxurious, ldry, 2 jacuzzi, a/c, plasma, king bed, slps 8, full equipped kitchen. Timeshare 4 x per yr, you own % of property, Rentals ok Asking $35,000 604-374-4350 * 604-506-7576

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 1 BR $675 immed, Cambie & SW Marine Dr. hardwood, incl & hw, 1 yr lease. np, ns, 604-988-4692

1 ACRE gd - Mission All usable building lot, room for shop, pool & lrg home. High end homes built in this prestigious cul de sac subdivision. 10 mins to downtown. Drive by lot #7 - 8732 Jones Terrace, near the Abby on Dewdney Trunk Rd. $330,000. Call Len 604-763-4118

6008

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-40

2 BR Condo $1595. 5 appl, f/p, n/p, n/s. 16th & Cambie Avail now. Viewing/info: 604-738-4100 2 BR Kerrisdale 1,000 sf, reno’d, h/wood, granite, new bath, heat/ hot water, ns, np, secure entry July 1st. $1,325. 604-732-8954

BACH & 1 BR, Newly Reno’d, cls to shop & transit, secured, incls heat, h/w, prkg, Start @ $675. 604-325-1385 www.remirealty.ca

6508

Apt/Condos

BBY, 4575 Grange, 1 or 2 BR Apt, nice & spac, hardwood flrs, parking, across fr Metrotown, N/s, N/p. Call Ariana 604-616-2824 BEAUTIFUL APTS. 1 & 2 BR avail. Special rates. Open House FRI & SAT @ 8665 Shaughnessy Call 604-327-9419

BURNABY CENTRE Metrotown Area - Bby

Updated Studio & 1 BR Apts. Rental Incentives Offered. Rent includes heat and hot water.

CALL (604) 438-4544 leasing@burnabycentre.com

EAST VNCR. Near 7th & Clark. VIEW. Upper lrg 2 BR ste, newly reno’d, hardwood floors. Av now. No pets. $1100. 604-218-7660

6065

Recreation Property

SUNSHINE VALLEY DEVELOPMENTS Camping Cabins starting @ $199,000 to lock up. 604-599-3861, 778-888-4574

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Warehouse

FOR SALE Warehouse/Office on Vantage Way, Tilbury, Grade lvl access. 2150 sq/ft 2 washrooms, High Traffic Area, Visual Exposure, Avail. Aug 1. 604-940-9900

6008

Condos/ Townhouses

W.End/Down/Yaletown

BEST DEAL IN DOWNTOWN WESTEND Open Sun 2 – 4pm • #1003 – 1060 Alberni St

Price to sell Fast – $489,000

Spacious, bright, quiet 2 bdrms + 2 bath, separated by living area for privacy. 1000 sq ft, extensively & tastefully renovated. Super security, insuite laundry, parking, indoor pool, gym, lounge, rooftop sundeck garden, caretaker & more.

Ken Han 604-720-1817 khan@sutton.com • Kenhan.ca

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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 - 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

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Furnished Accommodation

12TH & Quebec Quiet, furn’d 2 room ste, priv entry & bath, $700 incls utls. NS/NP. 604-576-1746

5 BR, 3.5 bath, patio, 2 car prkg, jacuzzi, sleeps 7, Kingsway/ Rupert, pet ok, utils, net & cable incld, avail July & Aug. $3500/mo or $1200/wk, 604-569-0598

Houses - Rent

1770 E 60 Ave. 2 br, 1 bath, 1400sf, huge deck, yard, quiet, 1 year lease, np, ns, $1400, July 1, Eric 604-723-7368 (Prop Mngt)

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................

PITT MEADOWS -11860 Springdale Dr. 4 Bdrm, 2½ baths, inside freshly painted family HOUSE, 5 appl, huge family room, gas f/p, fenced yard, garage, close to WC Express, Schools & shops................$1988/M

Call Kristen 604 435-5555 or 786-4663

www.HomeBuyingCenter.ca

TOP FLOOR 3Bdrm 1.5Bath. Unfurnished includes fridge, stove, d/w, f/p, shared laundry. Near transit, schools, daycare, parks, shopping & more. No Pets. $1800/m includes utilities. 3434 E. 2nd Ave. rossetti@shaw.ca (604-307-2749)

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Find the keys to your next home.

Co-ops

OPEN HOUSE Killarney Gardens Housing Co-op Saturday June 26th @ 2998 E 54th Ave., Vanc. Info session 2pm. Unit tours. 604-436-9554 www.kghousingcoop.ca

6540 GINGER Crosstown, Science World! Deluxe 1 BR condo, all appls, strge, bike locker, sec’d prkg, Media/amenties rm & more. NS/NP. Avail now. 604-861-6303

Office/Retail Rent

Offices: 2nd floor 2000 sq.ft. Main floor $200 per month and up. Ground floor 4000 sq. ft. 2163 Kingsway 604-454-1617

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Find Real Estate & Rentals ads online.

Rooms

3 BR bsmt ste $1,000 also 1br $400 near #19 & #25 & #22 bus. incl hydro/gas. Nice yrd, nr park, np. Immed 604-874-1560

★ RENT TO OWN! ★ If you have a small down payment, I have a nice home for you! Less then perfect credit OK. Call Kim 604-628-6598

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Apartments & Condos

1 BR deluxe condo. UBC Hampton Pl. 4th flr, view, wd, ug prkg. carpet, balc. ns, np, $1500, 1-888-892-3502 1-604-892-0262

(604) 435-5555 OR (604) 786-4663

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IncludePENTHOUSE heat, hot water, LUXURY AVAIL.

NEED CASH AND OWN A VEHICLE?

6002

7005

Computer Repair / Toner & Ink Cartridges All Brands. Refurb’s. Home/Office. Simon 604-999-0815

5035

Business Services

RENTALS

Business Services

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Suites/Partial Houses

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June 20 - 26

Cancer June 21-July 22: Your energy will start growing soon! (Monday onward.) The four weeks ahead are your time to wield your clout, attract others, interview, ask favours, make major changes in direction and set important projects in motion. In all this, you will have to be more diplomatic than usual, especially this week – huge opportunities might face you, but they depend at least partly on the goodwill or co-operation of others. (If you’re an artist, writer, this –now through 2024 – is a time of potential fame.) Romantic atmosphere Monday/Tuesday. Those opportunities/oppositions Friday/Saturday.

Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: The weeks ahead (especially this one) brew a change in your living circumstances and your career or social position. To some degree, you have control over this, and can “play your hand” or attempt to squelch these changes. But consider: the forces of change will only grow stronger (and inevitable) over the next 14 years, and at present change represents a great opportunity for you, can bring bright new horizons in romance, marriage, relocation, contracts and partnerships – and fame! Talk/writing’s lucky Wednesday, but if you talk too much late week you could blow a deal.

Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: The weeks ahead accent relationships, opportunities and oppositions. You could meet an exciting member of the opposite sex – he/she seems quite talkative, might be “flustered” by events surrounding him/her. (This would indicate that marriage is not a good long-range possibility. Be aware.) You’re like a walking destiny flag this week; you’ll come into people’s lives at critical junctures. Be diplomatic, humble, not withdrawn. Be ambitious Sunday. Hopes, happiness, bright horizons Monday/ Tuesday! Take a breather Wednesday p.m. to Friday eve. You shine, attract others, Saturday.

Taurus April 20-May 20: The month ahead brings short trips, communications, details, paper (computer) work, sibling visits – a busy but not hugely important time. However, events around you will be important. You went through your major life crises in the 1980s through early 2008. Others go through theirs now, especially Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn. For you, these crises affect your communications and other secondary life activities. So make adjustments in these areas, especially Monday and Thursday/Friday. Relationships excite Monday/Tuesday. Sweet luck in intimacy, finances Wednesday!

Leo July 23-Aug. 22: Retreat. Rest, lie low, contemplate, avoid the spotlight while you do four things: catch up on neglected chores or government paperwork, plan, recharge your energy reserves, and re-connect with the spiritual realm. All these, as well as your work and health areas, face big changes this week, and generally to 2024. Realize flexibility is sometimes a good thing. When we aren’t charitable toward others we destroy ourselves. Your social connections and your attitude toward romance are also changing – see brightness here. The delusions/ illusions of the past decade will disappear, very soon!

Scorpio Oct.23-Nov.21:This week features change – and difficult relations with a Gemini or Virgo and/ or in communications, especially legal, publishing, intellectual or long-distance communications. Consider in these areas, that Gemini or Virgo is likely right, is fighting your limitations (which makes you uneasy). The change is not central – you went through your main life struggles in the 1980s to mid-’90s. It affects four areas, in order of intensity: communications, siblings; background, government; work, health; and those areas first listed (legal, publishing, etc.) and (gentle but deep) love areas.

Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Tackle chores over the few weeks ahead. It’s humdrum, but you might as well plunge in.You’re rather insulated from the big changes going on all around you. Still, this month, especially this week, might transform work, employment, health and your relations with institutions, the government or head office. Listen to your hunches, to the spiritual side. You often find Gemini romantic, Virgo sexy. This week, either someone in these signs has a lot of difficulty, or you have difficulty with him/her. Be patient. Sunday’s mellow. Friendship Wednesday/ Thursday. Retreat Saturday.

Gemini May 21-June 20: Read Taurus message – you, too, have largely gone through your life’s walk of fire, and your future is growing more calm. But major changes still loom, now to 2024, in finances, sex and to 2017 in friendships, romance, sports, and creative or child-related zones. All these are strongly affected this summer, particularly this week. You probably won’t see fireworks, but things are changing! Take the helm of your ship, especially Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. Anyone who will not cooperate will never co-operate. Turn elsewhere. A big money change!

Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: The four weeks ahead boost your popularity. The future will brighten, optimism will reign! The world has more problems than usual, all this spring/summer, but these intrigue you, you can find opportunities “in the cracks.” Like Gemini, you’ve been through the main crises of your life, the last 12-15 years. It’s time to raise your sights – and your head! (Posture affects how others “handle” you.) A wish is likely to come true, could involve friendship or romance, creativity or children. Main accent all week: change in friendships and love. Be ready for it, respond, be happy!

Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: The few weeks ahead accent life’s mysteries and depths – including sex, investments, debts, lifestyle commitments and major changes, and health. Your subconscious will float to the surface, bring dreams, hunches. Pregnancy is possible for “eligibles.” Change will come to, or manifest via, these areas – and it will affect not only these zones, but also what (and whom) you possess, and what you earn. Dig deep, don’t be satisfied with surface answers. But also accept changes, especially in money, social and communications zones. Hard truths are true truths this week. Don’t invest – yet!

Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: Your passionate, romantic, love-oriented, creative, risk-taking side rises strongly over the next few weeks. You’ll ride a winning streak! But one you meet this week might not be a good marriage prospect. Your own marriage and/ or business partnerships might also face difficulties. The problem isn’t in the relationship, it involves work, health and similar practical difficulties (e.g., the army ships your mate out). A soul-deep, serious but blossoming change occurs this week in social connections and/or romance. Mysteries Sunday. Be ambitious Wednesday! Joy (sensual?) Saturday! timstephens@shaw.ca • Reading: 416-686-5014


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8180 DRAINAGE❍TILING❍Painting

Lawn & Garden

604

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Weekends were made for shopping, so make sure you check our Classifieds for a comprehensive listing of Garage Sales in your area!

Follow the Garage Sale trail in

The Vancouver Courier Classifieds

Call 604-630-3300 to book your ad

SPRING GARAGE SALES

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BBB • WCB • Fully Insured

R E N O VAT I O N S •• Additions Extentions – Bsmts Additions – Extensions •• Prof. Reno.&Crews – Not Subs Sundecks Deck Coatings •• Kitchen Upgrades Kitchen & Bathroom Renos Deck Coatings •• Sundecks Window &Replacements •• Window ProfessionalReplacements Reno Crews (222-8453) 22-BUILD 604-222-8453

Showroom 1230 West 75th Ave

Reno /Construction

• • • • •

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HOME SERVICES 8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

AaronR CONST Repairs & Renos, general contracting. Insured, WCB, Licensed

604-318-4390

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

BEARING WALLS removed, floors leveled, cathedral ceilings, garage leveled, door and window openings. 604-787-7484

8250

Roofing

Alin Maintenance Services •Roof •Chimney •Skylight; Repairs •All Leak Problems! 604-319-2229

ACOM CONSTRUCTION

PRP RENOVATIONS. Kitchens, baths, tiling, flooring, painting, plumbing, gutters 604-764-0399

MASTERCRAFT ROOFING Ltd. Right the 1st time! Repairs, reroofing, garage, decks. Hart 322-5517

BDC RENOVATIONS ★ Decks ★ Stairs ★ Basement Suites ★ Kitchens ★ Bathrooms Insured & Wcb Exc Ref’s Est 10 Yrs

778-889-3729

CEDARWORKS

SUNDECKS FENCES • STAIRS

30 years exp.

731-7709

TOTAL BATHROOM RENOVATIONS Father & Sons

QUALITY RENO’S, res. & comm. kitchen, bath & bsmt specialists. refs avail. call Greg 604-889-6055 QUALITY REPAIRS & RENOS Made affordable since 1981. Int/ext. large or small, BBB Member. Free est. Chris 604-313-4830

QUALITY WORK

Call Mike @ 604-321-5035 for all your reno & home imp needs. RAINBOW RENOS, 26 yrs exp. We do it all - basements, kitchens, baths, additions 778-885-0771 SEMI RETIRED specializing in stairs, decks, fences & small renovations. 604-737-2095 SMALL JOBS WELCOME RENOVATION Crown Mouldings · Drywall · Painting · Flooring, ★ Call 604-771-2201, 771-5197

STEPS, RAILINGS, DECKS

European Master Carpenter. Refs Free est. Frank, 778-230-0018

8250

8255

Rubbish Removal

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Rubbish Removal Residential & Commercial We do almost anything Free Estimates 7 days a week ★ No body beats our price. ★ $15.00 off with this ad

West Side Home Improvements

• Bathrooms • Kitchens • Carpentry work Stairs • Decks Framing to finishing. Small jobs welcome Rob 778-861- 4224 Thanks

778-886-4254

Timwood Homes

Specialized in Reno’s:

■ Framing ■ Sundecks ■ Stairs ■ Rooms ■ Garages ■ Sheds ■ Patios ■ Bsmts ■ Interior/Exterior Painting ■ Tiles ■ Laminate Floors

Call Prem 604 761-1743

#1 ALL TYPES of Renos & Additions Custom cabinets, millwork, etc. Guar.22+ yrs Paul 604-618-7926

ELPIS STUCCO and repairs. 45 years exp. 604-771-0911 J. PEARCE STUCCO CONTRACTING. Residential / Commercial. 604-761-6079 Quality Home Improvement ★ Stucco ★ All Kinds. No Job Too Big or Small. 604-725-8925

8305

Sun Decks

•Residential Roofing •Siding and Window Installations •Aluminum Awnings and Railings •Rain Gutter Replacements •Drainage Installations and Repairs Member BBB - Member RCABC Full Liability Coverage and WCB Designated Project Managers and Third Party Inspections

Call 604-327-3086 for a free estimate Quote code 1969 for a 5% discount

Free Est’s • Large or Small Jobs

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Skyline Decking & Renos All types of new, reno’s and ext. decks • Quality workmanship • Guaranteed reasonable pricing Call for free estimate

$49

John 778-288-8009

A Westside Rubbish Removal 7 days/week, very reas. rates per load. Randy 778-899-1382 A.J.K. MOVING Ltd. Special truck for clean-ups. Any size job Lic#32839 604-875-9072 ALL JUNK - remove for res. & Comm. Free est. 7days/wk. $15off. w/ad. 604-537-8523 CHEAP JUNK Removal Starting at $49.99. Large 20 cubic yard trucks. 778-882-5865

★ASK DISCOUNT RUBBISH★ Best Prices, Yard, House/Const, Demo. 7 days Ray, 604-727-6153

JACK’S RUBBISH Removal Friendly, Fast & Cheap 604-266-4444

All Types of Roofing, Re-Roofing & Repairs 604-221-2641 604-985-2641

9145

Scrap Car Removal

NO WHEELS, NO PROBLEM

Removal FREEScrap/Car No Wheels No Problem

1993 PORSCHE 928, rare GTS widebody, only 109km, as new. $25,800. 604-987-3876. D24627

Domestic

2 HOUR

Service From Call

Family Owned & Operated

(604) 209-2026 #1 FREE Scrap Vehicle Removal Ask about $500 Credit!!! $$ PAID for Some 604.683.2200

9160

Sports & Imports

SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC

A-WES SIGNATURE WORK Ceramic, Stone Installation & Design. 604-317-8962 ** MANNERIA STONE & TILE Total Bath & kitchen remodelling. Stone inlays. Stephen 604-888-1285

Sea Island Renovations

All home renovations, tiles, painting, drywall, flooring, etc. All work Gtd. Free Est. Ph: 604-771-9686

8315

9155

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Treeworks 15 yrs exp. Tree/ Stump Removal, Prun’in & Trim’in & View Work 291-7778, 787-5915 www.treeworksonline.ca

• Window Cleaning • Gutter Cleaning

AAA RUBBISH REMOVAL Const/ Reno Debris. We Remove Almost Anything! 778-320-2525

604-420-4800

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

ALL CLEAR WINDOW & gutter cleaners. No streaks, no drips, right down to the corners. Quality work guaranteed. 604-519-0678

RUBBISH REMOVAL − GOOD PRICE Hardworking And Reliable Call Leo 604-328-6843 anytime

CLEARWEST Window & Gutter Clean/gutter repair painting pressure wash Free est 604-710-3581

Established 1963

604.845.5010

1998 MERCEDES E320,$7,500 , loaded, heated seats, rain sensor wiper, new brakes, gd tires, local car 2nd. owner, ex. cond. 239,000 KM 604-948-4806.

2002 CIVIC, 4 dr, auto, exc cond, low kms, new tires, no acc, must sell $8500 obo, 604-506-0800

2006 HONDA Civic DX Coupe $13,500. Auto, PWR Locks & Windows, heated mirrors, digital dash, 4 new tires, new brakes, Honda Serviced. NO Accidents. 100k. Great on gas, many extras. Coq. Call ★ 604-868-3128

1994 FORD EXPLORER XLT 4dr, auto, loaded, rebuilt trans & new brakes $1500; 778-385-5152

96 VW Jetta GLS, 5 sp, white, s/r, loaded. Runs grt! Economical and reliable! $3000. 604-926-2248

NEED CHEAP AUTOBODY ? www.cheapautobody.ca 604-341-7738 2004 MAZDA 6 GS 65kms, V6 sunroof, leather, bose stereo, excellent condition, fully serviced $14,500. Call 604-929-1964

Window Cleaning

Edgemont Building Maintenance • Power Washing

AirCared, fully loaded, leather, heated seats, pw, pl, alarm, pwr sunroof, pwr seats, CD, new tires & brakes, 228,000 km, runs well. $3000 obo.

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

Tree Services

MAGNOLIA TREE Service & Landscape, fence install, yard reno’s, excavating, irriagation 604-214-0661

8335

2H

2000 FORD TAURUS SE Silver All Options Leather PREMIUM Sound EXCELLENT Condition $4995 Call. 604-551-0040

1990 MERCEDES 560 SEL

THE SCRAPPER CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES

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

MAC ROOFING INC. Residential & Commercial ★ ★ Beat the HST ★ ★

LTD.

1987 PORSCHE 911 Coupe, local, only 130km, immaculate. $28,800. 604-987-3876. D24627

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W i t h 1 7 c u b i c y a rd t r u c ks

DISPOSAL BINS 10 - 40 yards. Any size is $199 + dump fees. disposalking.com 604-889-2085

POINT GREY ROOFING Established 1946

Collectibles & Classics

1993 PORSCHE 928, rare GTS widebody, only 109km, as new. $25,800. 604-987-3876. D24627

Services & Recycling

Trips to the dumps start at

SAVE $ 604-228-ROOF(7663)

778-237-ROOF (7663)

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782-2474

ROOFING

• Leak Repairs & Chimney Repairs • Sloped Roofs: 30-60 Year Shingles • Flat Roofs: Rubber Coatings • Patio Decks & Deck Coatings • Accredited BBB member

Trimmers, Blowers, Hedgers, Aerators, Spreaders, Edgers, Fertilizer, Tools, Parts & More.

Authorized Dealers for: Exmark, Toro, Shindaiwa, Echo, Redmax, Kohler, Kawasaki, B&S, Maruyama, Ryan, Stihl, Bluebird and More. 11620 Twigg Place, Richmond • Open: Mon-Fri • www.northwestmower.com

ALL STUCCO, chimney and cement work. Professional, inexpensive reliable and fast 604-715-2071

8309

Spring Special

Bathroom Renovations Tile Installation Laminate Floors Drywall Carpentry $60/hr, licensed

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Budget Home Reno’s

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Stucco

BIG OR small jobs. ZIGGY’S RENOS. Quality work, reasonable. 604-931-4224, 992-4146 BATH/KITCHEN Renos, decks, fencing, home repairs. Home Improvment Centre. 604-240-9081

604-240-1850

8300

A Eastwest Roofing & Siding Re-roofing, Gutter, Free Est, BBB Member, 10% disc, Seniors Disc, 604-812-9721, 604-783-6437

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2004 PONTIAC Grand Prix GT black loaded 74 K, sporty 3.8L like new, local $8400 604-341-1148

2000 NISSAN Pathfinder SE only 116 k, silver, mint cond in/outside, asking $9,995 obo 604-833-4999

2002 LANDROVER Freelander, V6 engine, 5 spd, automatic transmission. $9400. Must sell. 604-980-9025

9173

Vans

1999 HONDA ODYSSEY. SILVER COLOUR. VERY CLEAN FAMILY VAN. FULLY LOADED. LOW MILEAGE. $10,500.00 CALL 604-721-2321

9522

Motorhomes/RVs

1999 CORSAIR 30ft, 5th wheel large slideout, sleeps 5-6, new condition. $24,900 604-465-9512

9540

Trailers/Tents/ Campers

A1 CONTRACTING. Bsmt, bath, kitchen cabinets, tiling, painting & decks. Dhillon, 604-782-1936

ACE OF TRADES: Complete Renovations Plumbing, Electrical Master Carpenter, Painting Wallpapering Kitchen/Bathroom designer & installer. floors Ceramic Tiles Drywall, 25 yrs. exp. $30/hr Mark Local Cell: 778-889-9918 ★ BATHROOM SPECIALIST★ Tiles, tub, vanity, plumbing, paint framing. From start to finish. Over 20 yrs exp. Peter 604-715-0030

A Eastcan Roofing & Siding Ltd All types of Re-Roof, Repair, Gutter. WCB. BBB. 604-562-0957

A Save on Roofing - specialize in ★refoof ★ repair★ WCB Free est. 10% discount 778-892-1266

604-630-3300 Fax 604-630-4500

2003 32’ Cougar by Keystone 5th wheel. In exc cond; two large slides; lots of solid oak cabinets, oak table w/4 oak chairs; 2 arm chairs, ent. unit; a/c, furnace; hydraulic front jacks; large awning; heated underbelly; corner shower; queen bed, closet, dresser; new washer/dryer; lg living room window; skylight; too many extras to mention. $21,000. 604.316.1018


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dashboard

New standard stability control added to 2010 Lancer model

Mitsubishi lances good value in small package davidchao Mitsubishi is relatively new to Canada as a standalone company and so far it hasn’t been able to attract westerners in the same way that residents of la belle province have taken to cars like its Lancer. Compacts are very popular in Quebec and it’s easy to see why they are smitten by Lancer. About the same price as Canada’s best-selling car, the Honda Civic, the Lancer is a little bigger, has a larger, more powerful engine and it comes with a longer warranty. The star of the Mitsubishi product line, Lancer is available in a wide range of models, from inexpensive to high performance. There’s even a wild over fiftygrand Evolution or “Evo” edition, which is essentially a road-going version of the very successful Mitsubishi rally car. Lancer received its last generational redesign for the 2008 model year. It was a wheels-up remake with an all new body, interior and mechanicals. Changes for the 2010 model year, in contrast, are relatively minor and essentially cosmetic with the exception of a new standard stability control system. Externally the changes include a redesigned side air dam, a short-pole roof-mounted antenna and what’s called an “intelligent” washer. On the inside, its instrument panel gauge is redesigned and the door finish has been improved. Lancer comes in two body styles, sedan and “Sportback.” The DX sedan starts at $16,998

About the same price as Canada’s best-selling car, the Honda Civic, the Lancer is a little bigger, has a larger, more powerful engine and it comes with a longer warranty. and comes in SE, GTS and Ralliart trim levels. The Sportback GTS is $24,098 and Sportback Ralliart is $33,998. Under the hood the base engine is a double overhead cam, 16valve, 2.0 litre that can produce 152 hp@6,000 rpm and 146 lb-ft of torque@4,250 rpm. The GTS and Ralliart editions come with a 2.4-litre engine that can produce 168 hp@6,000 rpm and 167 lb-ft torque@4,100 rpm. Our test Lancer was an SE trim with a five-speed manual transmission and it also came with a high-end Rockford-Fosgate audio system. The system includes a big trunk-mounted 10-inch sub-woofer that takes up a chunk (14L) of cargo space. Mitsubishi vehicles are backed by a very impressive warranty. Complete bumper-to-bumper cov-

cashback $

500

+

erage is for five years or 100,000 km, body corrosion coverage is for seven years or 160,000 km and powertrain components are covered for 10 years or 160,000 km. The Look—An appealing styling feature of the Lancer is its “shark attack” snout, plus it has a dramatic wedge-like side profile. The headlights have a menacing pinched appearance and the blacked-out air intakes are fighter-plane inspired. The Mitsubishi is, of course, also a famous Japanese aircraft manufacturer with a long history that includes production of the Zero fighter plane used in the Second World War. And it also explains Mitsubishi’s aircraft-propeller-inspired logo. Longer and wider than a Honda Civic, Lancer is built of a rigid unibody body structure with ultra high-strength steel sections. The

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PLEASE READ THE FINE PRINT: ‡Offers on approved credit from Toyota Financial Services (TFS) of 0% finance rate for 60 months are available on 2010 Yaris Hatchback, 2010 Yaris Sedan, 2010 Matrix and 2010 Camry LE. † Cash back offer (2010 Corolla $500 ) valid on retail delivery of select new unregistered Toyota vehicles, when purchased or leased from a Toyota BC dealership. Vehicle must be leased, registered and delivered by June 30, 2010. ††Cash back offers (RAV4 2WD: $1500) cannot be combined with TFS Finance Offers. * 2010 Corolla CE, BU42EP(A) MSRP is $17,880 and includes $1,390 freight and pre-delivery inspection, tire levy, battery levy and air conditioning federal excise tax. **2010 RAV4 2WD, ZF4DVP(A) MSRP is $26,285 and includes $1,690 freight and pre-delivery inspection, tire levy, battery levy and air conditioning federal excise tax. *** 2010 Yaris Hatchback, JT9K3M(E) MSRP is $15,285 and includes $1,380 freight and pre-delivery inspection, tire levy, battery levy and air conditioning federal excise tax. Purchase Finance Example: 0% Finance APR for 60 months. Monthly payment is $255 with $0 down payment. Total finance obligation is $15,285. License, insurance, registration and taxes are extra for all lease and finance offers. Offer valid until June 30, 2010. Visit your Toyota BC Dealer or www.toyotabc.ca for more details. Some conditions apply; offers are time limited and may change without notice. Dealer may lease/sell for less. In the event of any discrepancy or inconsistency between prices, rates and/or other information contained in this advertisement (or on toyotabc.ca) and that contained on toyota.ca, the latter shall prevail. Errors and omissions excepted.


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Attention Fraser Valley & Lower Mainland Residents

LOWER MAINLAND KIA DEALER’S

Employee Pricing Event 5 DAYS ONLY • JUNE 16 – 20

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2010 KIA RIO EX,182 biweekly payments of $72 based on the selling price of $11,500 over a 60/84 term @ 3.49% interest the cost of borrowing is $1500 and the residual is $4000 OAC. 2010 KIA SOUL, 182 biweekly payments of $99 based on the selling price of $16,000 over a 60/84 term @2.9% interest the cost of borrowing is $1750 and the residual is $5500 OAC. 2010 KIA FORTE, 182 biweekly payments of $89 based on the selling price of $15,600 over a 60/84 term @ 1.9% interest the cost of borrowing is $1000 and the residual is $5200 OAC.2010 KIA SPORTAGE, 182 biweekly payments of $175 based on the selling price of $20,245 over a 60/84 term the cost of borrowing is $6000 and the residual is $9650 OAC approx. 0% purchase finance is available on all 2010 models, various terms apply. See dealer for details. Cash Savings of $7,000 applies to all 2010 Sedonas and is available on cash purchase only. 5 Years of free oil changes are applicable to new vehicles that are financed only and are good for 3 oil changes per year for 5 years if all regular service work is performed at Applewood Kia in Surrey and can not be combined with any other offer. The 1 year Free Maintenance can not be combined with any other offer. These prices do not include taxes, license, fees, paint charges, battery and tire levy or air conditioning levy. No payments for 90 days applies to purchase finance offers on all new 2010 Kia models. No interest will accrue during the first 60 days of the contract after this period interest accrues and purchaser will repay principal and interest monthly over the term of the contract. Please see dealer for complete details. These offers expire June 30th , 2010. All finance and cash prices are OAC. All offers subject to change and may not be combined with other offers.


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Continued from page 35 While there’s excellent fore/aft adjustment on the driver’s seat, having attained a comfortable leg/pedal position, I found myself having to reach a bit more than I prefer for the steering wheel and gear shift lever. The front seats are comfortable, but don’t offer as much support as popular competitors like the Civic or Mazda3. The driver’s seat, however, did come with a manual cushion-height adjuster, which helped to some degree to compensate for its lack of a telescopic steering column. Lancer provides 2,684 litres (94.8 cu. ft.) of space for its passengers and definitely has more rear seat room than most in this class. A climate-control air-conditioning system is standard with GTS. A manual system air comes with the SE trim and it’s an option on DE. Safety—As already mentioned, Lancer’s safety package now includes what Mitsubishi describes as an Active Stability Control System (ASC), which is a terrific standard feature in this market segment. The body is built on what Mitsubishi describes as a Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution (RISE) unibody platform. The RISE body structure enhances occupant protection by dispersing energy loads during side and rear crashes and helps protect the fuel system during a rear impact. On top of that, occupants are protected by seven standard airbags, instead of the usual six. An additional driver’s knee airbag helps reduce lower body injuries and better position the driver in a

The Lancer’s base engine is a double overhead cam, 16-valve, 2.0 litre that can produce 152 hp@6,000 rpm and 146 lb-ft of torque@4,250 rpm. frontal impact. The Drive—As already mentioned, my extra long legs put me further away from the steering wheel and obliged an extra stretch to the shift lever. Yet, the more I drove the Lancer, the less I noticed this relatively minor inconvenience. Fuel economy is comparable with sportier versions of the Civic or the Mazda3 and the Lancer runs on regular fuel. That

said, most competitors in this segment offer smaller capacity base engines that offer better fuel economy. Although Lancer had a tight turn circle, the straight line feel is surprisingly vague, as I expected better and quicker response given its sporty aspirations. A base Civic or Mazda3 would beat it for overall steering feel and straight line stability. The five-speed manual transmission in

my test Lancer was easy to navigate and engagements were crisp. It’s a nice match with the smooth 2.0-litre engine and the optional automatic is high-efficiency CVT type that actually offers better fuel economy. The Score—Aggressively styled, priced and well backed, the Mitsubishi Lancer is a roomy compact that offers good value for the money, just ask a Quebecer. The Specs: 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Sedan Trim levels:DE, SE and GTS Sticker Price: $16,998 to $23,598 Power: 2.0 litre, 4-cylinder, 152 horsepower Power: 2.4 litre, 4-cylinder, 168 horsepower Transmission: 5-speed manual and CVT automatic Fuel consumption (2.0L/5M): 9.7/7.0 L/100 km (city/highway) Fuel consumption (2.4L/5M): 10.3/7.3 L/100 km (city/highway) Basic Warranty: 5 years/100,000 km Powertrain Warranty: 0 years/160,000 km Rust Warranty: 7 years / 160,000 km The Competition Chevrolet Cobalt: $15,495 - $27,995 Ford Focus: $14,999 - $20,399 Honda Civic: $16,990 - $26,880 Hyundai Elantra: $14,999 - $22,199 Mazda3: $15,995 - $32,995 Nissan Sentra $15,198 - $23,198 Toyota Corolla: $14,835 - $23,480 —With files from Bob McHugh david.chao@leansensei.com

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