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O N T H E C O V E R Corporals Max Birkner (foreground), Josh Muir and Emil Kowlalczyk at the Seaforth Armoury, May 2010. The Vancouver Courier is a CanWest Company. The CanWest companies collect and use your personal information primarily for the purpose of providing you with the products and services you have requested from us. The CanWest Companies may also contact you from time to time about your account or to conduct market research and surveys in an effort to continually improve our product and service offerings. To enable us to more efficiently provide the products and services you have requested from us, the CanWest companies may share your personal information with other CanWest companies and with selected third parties who are acting on our behalf as our agents, suppliers or service providers. A copy of our privacy policy is available at www.van.net or by contacting 604-439-2603. For all distribution/delivery problems, please call 604-439-2660. To contact the Courier’s main office, call 604-738-1411

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shaking her head at them. “I personally remember a few of the older people making noises with their mouths, like the noise of an explosion,” says Birkner. “One of the adults in particular was sitting by a wall and looked me right in the eyes as I was passing talking to some kids, and he made this noise. I thought it was quite strange at the time, but didn’t think much about it. Now I wonder if he was trying to warn me.”

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n a cold January day in Zangabad, Afghanistan, 22-year-old Cpl. Max Birkner was one of 60 soldiers walking through an alley of a village when an improvised explosive device (IED) went off near the rear of the platoon. Birkner recalled the event for the Courier in person and via email. “The shock wave that reverberated through the village was massive and I initially thought it had gone off right behind me, which had already happened once about a month previous, while in reality it was 100 metres back,” Birkner wrote. “Your heart sinks when you hear a bang like this, though we weren’t sure what had really happened yet.” But when he heard someone shout “medic,” and saw one of his fellow soldiers running towards the back of the platoon carrying a stretcher, the reality quickly sank in. At the time Birkner, a reserve infantry soldier with the Vancouver-based Seaforth Highlanders of Canada, was attached to 8 Platoon of Charlie Company of the Edmonton-based Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI). He was one of 20 infantry reserve soldiers from the Seaforth, which celebrates its 100th anniversary this year, attached to the PPCLI for a seven-month tour of Afghanistan that began last October and ended in May. A few days after the soldiers returned from Afghanistan, the Courier sat down with Birkner and fellow soldiers Emil (Kash) Kowlalczyk, 26, and Josh Muir, 34, at the Seaforth Armoury on Burrard Street. This was Muir’s and Kowlalczyk’s second tour to Afghanistan. On this damp Vancouver morning, the soldiers wear the same desert camouflage uniform they’d worn in Afghanistan. Kowlalczyk sports short dark hair and is the

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Seaforth corporals (l-r) Max Birkner, Emil Kowlalczyk and Josh Muir pose with their regimental flag while serving in Afghanistan. submitted photo tallest of the trio, while Muir is a close second, but his brown hair is slightly longer. Birkner’s blond hair has been streaked even lighter by the desert sun. Tall, trim and tanned, they look straight out of a Hollywood casting call. But this is no movie set and now safely back in Vancouver, the soldiers recount details of the day of the attack in Afghanistan. Kowlalczyk says once it was understood one of their own had been injured, the platoon fell back and formed a protective cordon around the soldiers performing first aid on their fallen comrade. About 15 minutes later, two American Blackhawk helicopters landed nearby to medevac the soldier to safety. He also recalls the soldiers immediately went on alert for a secondary bomb or

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itting on the second floor of the Seaforth Armoury, joined by National Defence public affairs officer Capt. Chris Poulton, the three soldiers, all corporals, described what day-to-day life in Afghanistan was like for members of Task Force 309. The Seaforth infantry soldiers were attached to the PPCLI to provide security to other military units, such as the field engineers, and had been training with Charlie Company from that regiment since last February. Canada is expected to pull out of Afghanistan some time in 2011. All three men want to serve another tour in Afghanistan before the withdrawal, but not as part of the infantry. Instead, they’d prefer to return to help the locals rebuild their lives and infrastructure, to mentor Afghan police or military, or go back as part of the Canadian military’s provincial reconstruction team. Canadian soldiers are given a set amount of time off between tours of duty. If they want to return sooner, they must sign a waiver that allows them to complete back-to-back missions.

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he Seaforth soldiers lived and worked out of various forward operating bases (FOBs) outside of Kandahar City. Birkner describes the living conditions at each FOB as “spartan,” with the exception of the one in Kandahar, home of the now famous Tim Hortons coffee shop. Continued on page 5


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Continued from page 4 Muir says, when allowed, soldiers were limited to three-minute showers per day. Showers were not an everyday luxury and often the soldiers went two weeks without one, relying on baby wipes and hand sanitizer for basic hygiene in between. The Seaforths were mostly housed in an old school outfitted with bunk beds and plywood shelves. Books, they say, are the most valuable commodity traded at base camp. In a letter to the Courier while in Afghanistan, Birkner wrote, “Amid Clancy and Grisham on a dusty shelf I found The English Patient, by Ondaatje and I brought it to [a fellow soldier] who hasn’t read it yet. I’m going at Tolstoy with the usual vengeance. And finally the efforts, though tidal at times at their strength, have begun to pay off. I’m more than halfway now. If I read 60 pages a day from now until the end of the tour, War and Peace could be laid to rest in Cyprus.” Laptop computers are a must for keeping in touch with friends, girlfriends, family and the world outside of Afghanistan. The soldiers say girlfriends back home can be both a blessing and a curse. It’s common for girlfriends to break off the relationship even when there’s just weeks left of a mission. “People we thought would make it are going down hard,” Birkner wrote to the Courier. “And people are starting to realize why we were warned about who we

In May at the Burrard Street armoury, the Seaforth Highlanders regiment celebrated its 100th photo Cpl. Shirley Edel anniversary and welcomed back veterans from Afghanistan. give power of attorney to, or share bank accounts with while over here.” Kowlalczyk packed his poker chips on this tour and it’s his prowess at the game that won him the nickname “Kash.” Kowlalczyk’s prior tour of Afghanistan was tougher because it took place in summer when temperatures reached 55 Celsius. During this recent tour, the temperature averaged in the mid-30s. The soldiers give

huge credit to the team of dedicated military cooks who worked hard to feed the men and women with what was available. Tuesdays at the FOB were traditionally barbecue nights, when the soldiers feasted on hamburgers and hotdogs, while once a month they were treated to a much-appreciated steak. It was a different story on patrol, however, when soldiers ate nothing but individual meal packages for weeks

at a time, which included such culinary delights as pork and beans, clam chowder and meat loaf. Some of the trio’s fellow soldiers would go to great lengths to avoid eating the pre-packaged meals while in the field, instead existing on beef jerky, oatmeal bars and Pop Tarts. The individual meals are part of the 150-plus pounds each of the soldiers carried on patrol, which also included armour, ammunition and water. A highlight for Birkner during his Afghanistan tour was interacting with the locals, in particular the children who constantly asked for pings (pencils) and biscors (granola bars). Many soldiers, including Birkner, kept daily journals as a way to remember events and dates, people and places. Birkner also kept copies of the correspondence he sent home to family and friends, some of which he shared with the Courier. “There is a controversy going on in the [United States] right now,” he wrote in one letter. “The American issued scope, called ACOG, has a built-in tube that collects light from the sun and stores this light for use during low visibility conditions. [The Biblical verse] John 8-12 is inscribed on every device as part of the serial number. I looked the verse up and this is what I read, ‘Jesus spoke... I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.’ People can argue until they’re blue in the face. I’m indifferent.” Continued on page 6

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Continued from page 5 he Courier asked Birkner, just 22 years old, why he constantly referred to his fellow soldiers, and in particular their American allies, as “boys.” He explains on average U.S. soldiers tend to be younger than the Canadians, with many joining the military right out of high school. “A U.S. sergeant that I spoke to at length is 25 and on his third tour,” Birkner wrote. “And a tour for them means a year [with the exception of the marines.] He spoke fluent Arabic with some of the locals, this white kid from Mobile, Alabama.” Birkner describes a time when an American specialized light infantry division arrived at the platoon’s base camp for several days because its plane was delayed due to a coup in an area commonly used by the U.S. for flights. “Several of us stand beside the Hesco [bastion] and look with the hardto-admit curiosity and feigned toughness that fighting units allow each other,” Birkner wrote to the Courier during earlier correspondence. “The personal assessment is underway. They have this or that kit [equipment] we say, but we have this, which they don’t have. Look at the way they do this particular thing—that’s not the way we would do it. Look, they’ve got that new grenade launcher. I wish we had that.” It wasn’t long before the soldiers were swapping gear—boots were traded for jackets, ballistics for gloves. Birkner notes the Canadians had the better bartering skills, something he chalks up to having spent more time in Afghanistan. He says the three-hour shared nighttime guard duty became interesting once again and soon everyone was sharing their life stories. “Then there’s all the young-man banter. Snow driving stories by people from the south who showed up in New York slush,” writes Birkner.

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“WHEN I FIRST JOINED THE RESERVES, IT WAS FOR BOYHOOD DREAMS OF ADVENTURE AND GLORY.” Josh Muir

“Stories of girls. Stories of wild bush parties and smoking crack on the weekends. Stories of wrapping brandnew Jeeps around trunks of trees, and cautious reminders toward the smaller hours. Wyoming hunting stories— fishing with dad stories. Discussions about sisters.” The morning after that first night watch, the Americans brought out M14s for the Canadians to try. Birkner describes the weapons as “looking dusty under the sunlight in new coats of matte paint—sand and dead grass and rocks—and the bi-pods sprung open like the springy legs of hounds on the blood trail…” As the Americans readied to leave, an unofficial photographer snapped pictures of the American and Canadian soldiers together. “Ballistic sunglasses hide the young eyes of boys who think that the desert has turned them into men,” Birkner wrote. “But some of us know better.”

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irkner, a self-described adrenalin junkie, joined the reserves because he was looking for structure in his life. He’s not proud of the fact he was kicked out of Kitsilano secondary and attended five alternative schools before graduating. But he is proud of his accomplishments since then with the Seaforths, which he joined while still in high school. Once Birkner joined the reserves he was motivated to complete grades 11 and 12 in the same school year,

while finishing his basic military qualifications on the weekends. Birkner wants to further his education and pursue a career in anthropology. He also plans to continue writing, something he showed talent for during his correspondence with the Courier. His immediate plans are to ride his bike across Canada this summer, “just for something to do.” Prior to going to Afghanistan, Birkner worked ski patrol at Grouse Mountain. He’s very close to his 25-year-old brother Theo, “the good one,” who is a BCIT business and marketing graduate, and his parents, who still live in Vancouver. Meanwhile, Kowlalczyk wants to train to become a firefighter. He grew up in Vancouver and graduated from Van Tech secondary before joining the Seaforths in 2002. He plans to remain with the reserve unit and would like to take part in a third overseas tour with the Armed Forces, particularly to somewhere he’s never been before. “But I’d go back to Afghanistan, too.” Muir began his military career in Winnipeg in 1994 with the Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada, then moved to Victoria in 1996 where he served with the Canadian Scottish Regiment. He transferred to the Seaforths that same year, but then in 1999 decided to take a break from military life. He says after a lot of soul searching he rejoined the Seaforths in 2006 with a goal to serve in Afghanistan, which he believes is a worthy mission. “When I first joined the reserves, it was for boyhood dreams of adventure and glory, a fun job after high school,” says Muir. “And when I got back it was to serve and do my perceived duty, as well as to fill a gap in my life. I had always missed the army while I was out.” Continued on page 7


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hile corresponding with the Courier, Birkner recalled another incident during which the soldiers feared for their lives. His section had just returned to the platoon at a police station where they were camped. One morning the soldiers were sweeping a paved road for bombs, with a local police truck parked nearby to show that the Afghans were “running the show.” Birkner says out of the blue, a white Corolla came flying around a corner and careened into the truck. Before there was time to train their weapons, three “fighting aged males” stumbled out of the car. Birkner says a young 20-something Afghan police officer charged out of the truck and drop-kicked the first guy. “I mean some serious ninja crap,” wrote Birkner. “Without stopping he was onto the other two guys and delivered a one-onthree beating that rivaled anything you’ve

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Continued from page 6 Muir plans to stay with the Seaforths and go back to school. He also plans to spend more time with his longtime girlfriend and enjoy a regular life at home in False Creek for the first time since 2007. Muir’s brother, who’s his roommate, is also pursuing a career in the military with a goal of joining the Seaforths.

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Addiction is a terrible thing. When the addiction is to alcohol, hard drugs, over-eating or gambling, it can rage through the addict’s physical and financial health like a forest fire, leaving lives in charred ruins. But equally destructive is government addiction to a ham-handed law and order response to drug use, the much vaunted “war on drugs” approach that has failed so spectacularly around the world over the last century. Cloaked in self-congratulatory moralism and driving billions of dollars in wasted public investment in counterproductive enforcement and prisons, the simple minded “just say no to drugs” approach popularized by that great public intellectual Nancy Reagan and now espoused by the Harper government, has had many decades to succeed if it ever was going to do so. The results of that tragic experiment with the lives of North Americans are in, and they are overwhelmingly bad. Criminalizing the use of some addictive substances and not others—jailing junkies and leaving those who swill Scotch alone, for example—makes no sense, and the historical record makes it absolutely clear that prohibition creates and empowers organized crime groups, and gangs that then settle their business disputes with automatic weapons, as witness the Lower Mainland’s spate of drug gang-related shootings over the past few years and the carnage being wreaked currently on Mexican civil society as drug cartels shoot it out in border town streets. The Harper government’s latest move in its long-standing attempts to be consistently on the wrong side of science and sanity in these

tomsandborn matters has been to take an appeal to the Supreme Court last week. They are trying to close down Vancouver’s pioneering supervised injection site (Insite) by appealing a ruling at the B.C. Court of Appeal that held the site has a constitutionally justified right to exist. This is a shameful waste of taxpayer money and a threat to a facility that saves lives and, ironically enough, given the nature of the wrong headed criticism it has to endure, often puts addicts on the road to recovery. A statement issued this week by the International AIDS Society, the International Society for Science in Drug Policy and the B.C. Centre for Excellence is a useful contribution to sane public discussion on drugs and drug policy. The Vienna Declaration, launched for public discussion June 28, will be the official statement of the upcoming AIDS 2010 conference to be held in Austria in July.

The declaration reads, in part: “The criminalisation of illicit drug users is fuelling the HIV epidemic and has resulted in overwhelmingly negative health and social consequences. A full policy reorientation is needed.” AIDS 2010 chair Dr. Julio Montaner, president of the IAS and director of the B.C. Centre for Excellence, says in a press release promoting the Vienna Declaration, “As scientists, we are committed to raising our collective voice to promote evidence-based approaches to illicit drug policy that start by recognizing that addiction is a medical condition, not a crime.” Citizens of Vancouver should not leave the debate to the beleaguered scientists and the self-serving politicians. We should all speak out in favour of science-based drug policies, an end to prohibition and increases in harm reduction services in our city. A useful first step that is, unlike the Ottawasourced madness of the latest attempt to kill the supervised injection site, within the power of Vancouver politicians, has been suggested by the local Beyond Prohibition Foundation. The folks at the foundation want the Vancouver Police Department to be instructed that arresting pot smokers who possess personal use quantities of the herb is a very low priority for enforcement activities. This is only a modest step, and in my view could usefully be extended to include personal use quantities of all illegal drugs, but it would be a step in the right direction. That in itself would be an intoxicating relief. tos@infinet.net

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F R ID AY, J U LY 2, 2010 T H E VAN C O U V E R C O U R I E R

opinion CASINOS, POLLSTERS PREY ON PEOPLE

HST debate highlights number cherrypicking A month ago, Yvonne Studley from Kitimat was badly injured when her car struck a moose. Her sister, Connie Everitt, was on her way to Vancouver General Hospital to visit Yvonne when she also struck a moose. Everitt, who was taken to a hospital at 100 Mile House, said she wondered if moose are engaged in a “hunting season” on her family. The odds against something like this happening are surely astronomical. But given enough sisters, road trips and jaywalking moose, the odds shrink for cloven-hoof encounters of the weird kind. Consider the reverse luck in a story of two British golfing buddies who struck a hole in one in successive shots. William Hartston, author of The Book of Numbers, calculated the odds as 1.85 billion to one for two amateur golfers. But given there are approximately 200 million rounds of golf each year in Britain, with 3.6 billion holes, the chance of two holes in one in succession becomes likely rather than unlikely. “We’re amazed when we bump into friends in unexpected places, because we expect random events to be evenly distributed—so statistical clumps surprise us,” notes professor Ian Stewart in the book Beyond Coincidence. Gather 30 people for a party, and what are the odds that two people will share the same birthday? It’s actually over 50 per cent, which sounds totally counterintuitive but can be put to the test in classrooms and at bus stops. Without brain-extending media like pencils, graph paper and computers, primates like us aren’t great at calculating probability. This explains brisk lottery ticket sales and full houses in Vegas—even when Celine Dion is singing. It’s the triumph of optimism over reason. We still fall prey to card sharks, pollsters and politicians, in spite of centuries of red flags. How to Lie With Statistics was published in 1954, and the expression, “lies, damn, lies and statistics” was popularized by writer Mark Twain, who attributed it to British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli. Consider how governments use the simple but misleading appeal to “average income.” This disguises the skew from the fraction of income earners who make hundreds or thousands of times more than those at the other end of the distribution curve. I could go on, and I will. Canadian government unemployment figures use adjusted numbers of Canadians on Employment Insurance, leaving out those who

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geoffolson do not qualify for EI, have to go on social welfare, or are working part time jobs with few benefits. In 2008, 25 per cent of healthy American men ages 16 to 64 were unemployed, according to the U.S. Department of Labour, yet the U.S. Government reported an unemployment rate of just 8.1 per cent. America’s perennial cherrypicking in job figures guarantees an annual harvest of fudge, summed up in the perennial joke, “Of course, (president’s name here) has created jobs. I’ve got two of them.” Given politicians’ self-serving use of numbers on both sides of the border, why would anyone expect more light than heat in the HST debate? Bill Vander Zalm’s alliance of anti-HST crusaders claim the new tax will cost British Columbian families dearly, through a raft of newly taxed goods and services. The Campbell government argues that the tax is “revenue neutral,” and that it’s good for business and consumers alike. At last, some outside experts have now weighed in, and no surprise, they’ve come to completely opposite conclusions. The Fraser Institute insists the HST will not affect the average family (there’s that word again, average). They also claim that lower income families will actually benefit from the HST because of new personal tax credit. Yet in a study commissioned by the Victoria Times Colonist, Statistics Canada concluded that average families would pay more than $500 a year. Lower income families would be affected less by the tax, however. Who to believe? Given the Fraser Institute’s ideological slant, I’m more inclined to go with StatsCan. I have no doubt that the HST is beneficial to big corporations; for the simple reason that many are backing it. But do I really believe Casino Campbell has structured a tax to benefit the likes of me, and has taken the harm out of harmonization? I’m not a gambling man, but I think there are better odds of me colliding with a Sasquatch on roller blades, twice. www.geoffolson.com

A property owner may axe a 107-year-old yellow poplar with heritage status at 1245 Harwood St. photo Dan Toulgoet To the editor: Re: “Retired landscape architect eyes 107-year-old poplar,” June 16. A 107-year-old, 120-foot tall tulip tree (Liriodendron tulipifera) on Harwood Street has been touted as “Vancouver’s oldest deciduous tree.” However, it is not. While that tree may be the oldest planted non-native deciduous tree, the title of oldest deciduous trees in Vancouver rests with a native tree species—Acer macrophyllum, otherwise known as bigleaf maple. This native species can live for up to 250 years

and grow to a height of 160 feet. If anyone wanted to see six of the biggest, oldest bigleaf maples in all of Canada, they need go only as far as Stanley Park. There they will find bigleaf maples that range in height from 95 to 160 feet and are estimated to be about 150 to 200 years old. These bigleaf maples provide great habitat for a variety of wildlife, from bees that feed on their flowers to the birds that nest in their branches to the bird species and small mammals that eat the seeds. Dawn Hanna, Vancouver

Davies demonstrated courage criticizing Israel

To the editor: Re: “Three so-called news stories expose media mindlessness,” June 23. Thank you for Mark Hasiuk’s column defending Libby Davies who had the courage to criticize Israel knowing full well she would face an avalanche of political assassinations by those who believe Israel can do no wrong. Seems Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his Conservative Party seem to lack not even a shred of the Christian morality they profess to hold when they totally ignore Israel’s ongoing violations of Palestinian human rights. Croft Woodruff, Coquitlam, B.C.

••• To the editor: Mr. Hasiuk boldly asserts that some opinions are just off limits. He can’t be serious. Both Mr. Hasiuk and Ms. Davies are totally free to spark debate both here and in Israel. Say what you like. Really. Now, do you think Hamas or the current regime in Iran would grant Mr. Hasiuk or Ms. Davies that same luxury? Hamas’s 1988 charter plainly tells us that they are violently hostile to the sort of politics Ms. Davies espouses. Colin McLean, Vancouver

To the editor: Thank you to Mark Hasiuk for exposing the fact that Davies was in fact historically accurate in her comments. And kudos to Libby for standing up for justice for the Palestinians! Nichola and Raymond Hall, Vancouver

••• To the editor: NDP leader Jack Layton’s handing of this situation should also be made an issue. He should have demanded MP Tom Mulcair’s resignation for his attack on Libby. What’s worse, he actually apologized to the Israeli ambassador for Libby’s statements. Jack should be called upon to resign for this. Linda Belanger, Ottawa, Ont.

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To the editor: Mark Hasiuk and Libby Davies are entitled to hold and espouse any opinion they choose—that is the freedom our society offers. However, Hasiuk’s rendition of the “facts” is so flawed as to be laughable. I do not know whether his lack of credibility arises from bigotry or just shoddy journalism. Morris Harowitz, Richmond, B.C.

To the editor: Mark, admitting that you are not an expert in something, and then going on to make extremist allegations against holders of opposing views—and claiming your views are being censored, and most of all delegitimizing the State of Israel by misstating the key facts about its origins and recognition—is so, so sad. Read some serious history books before you jump on the liberal bandwagon that seeks to lay the moral foundation for the upcoming attempts by Iran and its terrorist proxies Hamas and Hezbollah to kill another six million Jews. Shame on you! Howard Rotberg, Vancouver

••• To the editor: Mark Hasiuk states how two gay men suffered minor cuts and bruises and their attackers hurled homophobic slurs. Is he asking, so what is the big deal here? I will assume Hasiuk has not once considered what it might be like growing up in a world where so many look down on people simply because they love another of the same sex. Terry Love, Vancouver

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Potential odour bylaw targets rendering plant Naoibh O’Connor Staff writer

An odour management bylaw is being pitched as one of the latest tools Metro Vancouver may use to deal with odour complaints associated with the West Coast Reduction rendering plant. The idea was discussed at a community meeting hosted by Metro Vancouver at the Wise Hall in GrandviewWoodland Tuesday night. Dozens of neighbourhood residents have spent years arguing that the rendering plant, located at the north end of Commercial Drive, creates an unacceptable stink that worsens in summer months. The company maintains it’s not responsible for all the odour complaints and that only a small portion of residents has complained. Metro Vancouver organized Tuesday’s meeting to explain its newest odour-control strategies. It attracted about 50 residents, including staff from West Coast Reduction, Coun. Heather Deal, who sits on Metro Vancouver’s environment and energy committee, and Vancouver-Hastings MLA Shane Simpson. Ray Robb, Metro Vancouver’s regulation and enforcement division manager, plans to report to the regional district’s environment and energy committee July 13 about his intention to draft an odour management bylaw for the board’s consideration. It would not be specific to West Coast Reduction, but would address all odour issues in the region. Metro Vancouver tried, but failed, to deal with odour complaints linked

“WE KNOW WHATEVER WE DO WILL BE POKED AT AND IT WON’T BE PERFECT.” Ray Robb

by residents to West Coast Reduction by amending the rendering plant’s air emission permit through limiting odour units—a method accepted in the European Union. Each year the limits were to become stricter, but both the company and residents appealed the 2007 and 2008 amendments to the province’s Environmental Appeal Board. The board ruled in March that Metro Vancouver’s district director (Robb) had exceeded his jurisdiction when he issued the 2007 and 2008 amendments and that his imposition of the odour limits was unreasonable and unenforceable. If the Metro Vancouver board adopts a bylaw, however, odour units can be included and the bylaw can’t be appealed through the Environmental Appeal Board. But it can be challenged in court and the Minister of the Environment can overturn it. Robb expects the company will challenge whatever Metro Vancouver’s next move is. “We know whatever we do will be poked at and it won’t be perfect,” he told residents. Robb said he’s also considering introducing technology-based amendments in the plant’s 2010 air emission permit

now that odour units can’t be used. He said complaints increased in 2009, prompting him to introduce stricter odour limits in January of 2010 before the March EAB decision. “We still believe because of the circumstances in 2009 it was necessary to amend the permit in 2010 because the situation had deteriorated. We feel the 2010 permit must stand but we need to put something in it,” Robb explained, while acknowledging any amendment will likely be appealed by the company. Metro Vancouver also wants to better document complaints from residents to address the appeal board’s conclusions that only a handful of residents are complaining and it’s unclear whether West Coast Reduction is entirely to blame. Metro Vancouver is consulting with experts on how to best document impacts in the community and how to reach residents who are bothered by the smell, but don’t typically complain. One resident suggested doing a blockby-block, house-by-house survey, but Robb pointed out Metro Vancouver has to walk a “fine line” so as not to be accused of artificially creating an issue. Blair Redlin, one of the resident appellants in the EAB case, complained about the slow pace of solving odour complaints and wondered why Metro Vancouver hadn’t already drafted a bylaw considering the appeal board decision was handed down in March. “We’re already into the summer stink season. We’re grateful the weather has been cool,” he said. noconnor@vancourier.com

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Call of the loonie

The City of Vancouver owes me a buck. Apparently, I can pick it up at city hall anytime from some department called revenue services. I lost a buck in a parking meter last week. This is the same meter that informs the user to “insert valid coins only.” Which I did on what was a rainy afternoon. The meter accepted my loonie but it didn’t register my allotted time in the little reader window. I wiped the raindrops from the window to see “cards only” flashing in miniscule print. To say the least, the words that rolled off the tongue aren’t suitable to be published in these pages. My reaction was compounded by the fact it was the only change I had. So I phoned the number on the meter. The conversation went something like this: Me: I realize there’s a system where I can pay for a meter by cellphone. But is there some new city policy where certain meters are now off limits to people with real money? Woman who picked up the phone: No. Something must be wrong with the meter. But, sir, if you just give me your credit card number, you can start

Credit cards, and patience, are a must at some meters. photo Dan Toulgoet an account and stay at that meter. Me: But if giving you my credit card number allows me to stay here, isn’t telling you I just dropped a buck in the meter enough reason to let me park? Woman: Absolutely not, sir. You’ll have to move to another meter. Me: But I don’t have any change. Woman: Then give me your credit card number. Me: I give my credit card number to enough people. I just want to drop my coin in the meter, walk away, do my business and return to my car before the time expires. Woman: So you don’t want to start an account with us? Me: No. The woman then said I could get my

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The Klahowya Village in Stanley Park opened to the public yesterday with a promise to offer an authentic aboriginal tourism experience. The village, located at the Stanley Park Miniature Train Plaza, is a celebration of aboriginal culture through song, dance, art and cuisine. Presented in partnership with the Aboriginal Tourism Association of B.C., the display includes rides on the miniature train, dubbed the Spirit Catcher, for a narrated journey of aboriginal history and culture in B.C. Please note that what the park board is offering is a mix of various First Nation cultures, not just examples of Coast Salish life. So enjoy the experience without getting all anthropologically correct about it. The exhibit includes daily live performances, artisan displays of woodworking and weaving, aboriginal crafts for adults and kids and authentic food vendors. I dare you to try the rattlesnake if they have it. First Nations elders will also be available to speak with visitors regarding their life experiences, and a story telling circle offers aboriginal stories and legends. The Klahowya Village is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. until Sept. 6. Admission is free. Tickets are required to ride the Spirit

A First Nations village in Stanley Park is free to the photo Dan Toulgoet public until September. Catcher train and visit the Children’s Farmyard. Tickets for the train are only available on site.

Good regatta

I dropped into the Easter Seals WAVES Regatta Saturday afternoon at the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, just as the children and their parents returned to dry land. It was obvious to everyone that a great time was had by all. The annual fundraiser for the B.C. Lions Society, which owns and operates Easter Seals homes, including the house on Oak Street near West 23rd Avenue, helps provide accommodation for families when they have to leave home for medical treatment. Located a few blocks from B.C. Children’s Hospital, the 49room Easter Seals House runs at near capacity year round and fills more than 32,000 beds annually. The average stay is two nights, but many families remain for more than a month while their child is receiving treatment for everything from autism, to cancer, leukemia and juvenile diabetes. Parents of premature babies also stay at Easter Seals House. You can’t miss the house if you drive or walk by—it’s

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At the July 5 park board meeting, Green Party commissioner Stuart Mackinnon is bringing forward a motion recommending the park board replace all of its gas-powered leaf blowers with “more sustainable methods” of clearing leaves. Mackinnon says not only are gas-powered leaf blowers too loud, they can create 2.6 pounds of particles of dust per hour of use, which can consist of lead, mercury, arsenic, pesticides, herbicides, animal fecal matter and “other assorted chemical fallout from our industrialized society.” Those minute particles can create airborne health hazards, says Mackinnon, which can contribute to respiratory problems, asthma, and immune disorders. I’ll keep you posted when a decision is made on the park board’s use of leaf blowers. sthomas@vancourier.com

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Catherine Leach, the executive director of Kits House, said the Association of Neighbourhood Houses B.C. made the decision to upgrade, incorporate seniors housing and to run its own licensed daycare in addition to other kindergarten and after-school care—as is the norm across the province for neighbourhood houses. She said government approval for the redevelopment is assured. Leach also said seniors like Roth have been caught in the middle and inadvertently left with the burden of guilt. For her part, Roth said she is sympathetic but seeks the security of subsidized seniors housing. “I can understand both points of view,” said Roth, who considers Ledingham a colleague. “It would be a great relief to know I would be in a place like that. As I’m getting older, I would really like to stay living in a family setting.” mstewart@vancourier.com

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The Non Partisan Association civic political party will not change its name to Vancouver First despite a push from a new member and a former park board commissioner. Party members voted 366 in favour Tuesday night at the Museum of Vancouver to keep the name that has represented the party since it was founded 73 years ago. “We now stop our navel gazing and we get on with our most important job, which is to find excellent candidates and then get them elected,” NPA president Michael Davis told the Courier after the vote. During the meeting, Bill McCreery, who lobbied for a name change, delivered a speech urging members to adopt Vancouver First as the party’s new moniker. McCreery, an architect and TEAM park board commissioner in the 1970s, joined the NPA three months ago. “I, and many others within the NPA, as well as many more outside the association have realized for many years that [the party] needs to become more inclusive, relevant and effective within the present day political reality,” McCreery said. “Changing the name to Vancouver First is an important step in that renewal.” Dianne Ledingham, a former NPA park board commissioner, told members she appreciated the tradition of the right-leaning party but said a new name would spark a resurgence for the party. “People say to me, ‘Non Partisan, you’ve got to be kidding. What does it mean,’” Ledingham said. “Vancouver has changed rapidly over the last 15 years and I think that we can build on our tradition and move forward into a new name.” Charles Flavelle, the past president and owner of Purdy’s Chocolates, urged members not to change the name. If his company fell on hard times, Flavelle said he wouldn’t change its name. “It takes decades to build a brand,” he said. “My plea is to not destroy that brand. Change the focus, if you like. Change the policies or create a policy-driven association.” Flavelle held up a copy of Maclean’s magazine and pointed out the publi-

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cation was on the verge of collapse five years ago. He said “new directions and life” were injected into the magazine but the name remained the same. “Now,” he said, “as this ad in the magazine declares, the numbers are in: Maclean’s readership is bigger than the Globe and Mail and the National Post combined.” Suzanne Anton, the NPA’s lone councillor, gave a campaign-like speech about keeping the name. Anton said the party has always come back at the polls, despite “bumps in the road.” In 2002, Larry Campbell and COPE won a landslide. In 2005, Sam Sullivan and the NPA swept the polls. In 2008, Gregor Robertson and Vision Vancouver all but silenced the NPA. “You know what, we’ll come back,” Anton said. “This is a long proud organization. We have a proud history of serving the city of Vancouver for over 70 years now.” The meeting attracted several former NPA politicians, including Elizabeth Ball, Korina Houghton and Heather Holden. Sullivan’s former campaign aide, Jason Lesage, failed 2008 council candidate Michael Geller and Mike Klassen of citycaucus. com also attended. The party won’t reveal its number of members. But if two online surveys the party did over a name change are an indication, the NPA has a long way to go to return to the days of more than 6,000 members. The first survey was answered by 125 former and current members and the second survey attracted 291 responses, according to board member Gavin Dew. After the vote, McCreery said he respected the decision of the majority of members who voted to retain the NPA name. “We can move forward with either name, it was just my opinion that we would be more effective if we had a new name,” he said. The next civic election is November 2011. mhowell@vancourier.com


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The position of quarterback is one of the most specialized roles in sport. Learn to read defenses, run the option, drop from the pocket, better ball handling and much more this weekend with former UBC Thunderbirds head coach Jay Prepchuk. The 22nd annual quarterback camp is for male and female athletes who want to lead their team to more wins. Prepchuk, a certified coach and high school counsellor, also champions leadership off the field and encourages all players to give back to their communities. The weekend academy runs July 3 and 4 at Renfrew Park at Renfrew and 22nd Avenue. Registration is $150. Call 604-803-2473 for more information.

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You can’t paddle alongside a stranger in a canoe for 12 hours and not get to know them, says Corp. Linda Blake from local RCMP headquarters. “When you’re sharing your snacks, you are paddling for hours upon hours, you’re fighting wind, currents… you have nothing to do but, as we call the journey, pull together,” she said. Blake was to set out from Port Moody July 1 on the 10th annual Pulling Together Journey that will include 350 aboriginal youth, police officers, navy and Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) employees paddling and camping together for more than a week, with events concluding in White Rock July 9. Local beachgoers may see the 19 fibreglass canoes cross from West Vancouver to the Jericho Sailing Club July 4. Matthew Sheena, 20, will be on his seventh trip, dubbed the Salish Sea Journey. When he first joined the excursion at 14, his mom, Emanuela Sheena, didn’t know if he’d survive high school. He was picked on, wasn’t social and had failing grades. Today, Matthew talks reverentially about Pulling Together. “I just love being out on the water. I love being with people who are supportive and it’s very cool to see such different walks of people gathering together,” said Matthew, who dreams of a job with the DFO. “We’re all there and we’re all pulling as one.”

Participating has been interesting for Blake who’s paddled with the Vancouver Police Department, her previous employer, since 2001. She’s half aboriginal but grew up with non-native adoptive parents. “When you tell us [police] we’re going to be up a six o’clock and on the water at eight o’clock in the morning, we’re up at six o’clock and we’re ready to go at eight o’clock in the morning.” But many of the First Nations paddlers aren’t so prompt. “For them, it’s like we’re going to get there anyhow. It’s the journey, it’s not the destination,” she said. “It’s the hardest lesson I’ve ever learned.” Retired Gibsons RCMP Staff Sgt. Ed Hill organized the VisionQuest Journey of 1997 that saw RCMP officers and First Nations people paddle down the B.C. coast. In 2001, Hill started Pulling Together. Emanuela Sheena, senior coordinator of the Renfrew Collingwood Aboriginal Youth Canoe Club at Collingwood Neighbourhood House, took the oars this year. The canoe club builds leadership skills in youth aged 10 to 29. Members learn traditional First Nations canoeing protocols and visit other aboriginal communities to share their knowledge. Pulling Together is the highlight of the year. “I’ve gained a massive sense of self-identity,” Matthew said. “I know who I am, I know where I come from and I know what matters to me in life and I definitely learned that with a paddle in my hand and a song in my heart.” crossi@vancourier.com

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The Children’s Hearing and Speech Centre of B.C. is among one of 134 recipients of grants from the Vancouver Foundation. The $16,500 goes toward a projected that uses new technology to deliver service to deaf and hard-of-hearing babies and children in remote and under-serviced B.C. communities. “Sophisticated assistive-hearing technologies such as cochlear implants can give children who are deaf the chance to participate fully in a hearing world,” said a release from the Vancouver Foundation. “Early intervention therapy is essential to ensure that a child develops listening and speech skills to his or her maximum potential.” The Foundation granted almost $3 million to support 134 projects. Other recipients include the Vancouver Symphony Centre, which received $130,000 for the new centre and VSO School of Music, scheduled to open January 2011.

Youth fundraiser

YouthCO is coming of age and celebrating its 16th birthday party July 9 with a party and fundraiser. Unfortunately YouthCO, the only local organization that specifically supports young people living with HIV/ AIDS and Hepatitis C in Vancouver, recently lost its home and now has to move and find a new location. You can support YouthCO by attending this night of music, performers, silent auction, appetizers, dancing and party favours at W2 Storyeum, 151 W Cordova, a wheelchair accessible location. For more information, call 604-688-1441 or email at info@youthco.org.

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manage arthritis and create action plans to cope with pain. The $25 fee includes The Arthritis Helpbook. A family member or friend can attend for $10. To register, call 604-714-5550.

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The event, sponsored by the Courier, featured 4,448 runners, nearly 100 more than last year. The event also boasted 29 charities that raised over $500,000, according to Michelle Cobb, senior public affairs consultant at Scotiabank. But amid the sea of spandex, baseball caps and water bottles hanging from fuel belts, there was only one crib rolling toward the finish line. Rather than simply running the half-marathon, Geoff Friderichs and Amanda Cunningham decided to outfit a steel crib with bicycle wheels, fill it with stuffed animals and push it from UBC to the finish line near Second Beach in Stanley Park. “We wanted to do something unique,” explained Friderichs. “It was a good way to draw a little attention to the cause,” Cunningham agreed. The duo ran as part of a team called Are We There Yet? and has so far raised over $6,000 for the B.C. Children’s Hospital Foundation. Their goal is to raise $7,000. “Ideally, we would’ve liked more time to prepare,” Friderichs said. After committing to the idea six weeks ago, Friderichs picked up donated parts from the Bike Kitchen at UBC and dropped in on a welding workshop to complete work on the 60-pound crib. The 15-person team pushed the crib in shifts, with four people pushing at all times. Besides concerns about the sturdiness of the crib and a few hills in the course, endurance was also a worry going into the race.

“I’m not much of a runner,” Cunningham said leading up to the race. The son of an active runner, Friderichs said he contacted his mother’s running coach and spent six weeks before the race running longer and longer intervals. Cunningham and Friderichs sported big smiles at the finish line. “Maybe we’ll do it again next year,” Friderichs said. While the quickest runners made the race look like play, slower runners tended to show the agony of endurance running in the grimaces on their faces as they dragged unwilling limbs to the finish line. “I broke three ribs, my wrist and two fingers, but that’s no excuse,” George Taylor said, explaining his frustration at finishing 20 minutes slower than last year. Taylor, 75, said he fell of his ATV six weeks before the race, but never considered missing the run. “I just want to keep young,” he said with a broad smile. Taylor, who said he’s planning to participate in a 21-km run in Hawaii this summer, had one piece of advice for people taking up running: “Just take it easy.” Upon reaching the finish line, many runners received a spray of cool water from Brian Wheatley, who was representing Fair Trade Vancouver and Engineers Without Borders. “It’s like a mother taking care of a child,” he said. “It shows you love them.” People interested in donating can go to www. vancouverhalf.com. Donations will be accepted until July 6. jshepherdcourier@gmail.com


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We’re going out on a limb here and making the bold assertion that people are crazy about Nikki Yanofsky. The 16-year-old singer from Montreal has been on the cover of several local papers already, she has her own television special coming up and we’re still seeing a therapist after unhealthy levels of exposure to her hit song “I Believe” during the television broadcast of the 2010 Winter Games. But Yanofsky doesn’t just sing uplifting, grammar-defiant Olympic themes songs. She made her live debut at the age of 12, singing for more than 100,000 people at the 2006 Montreal International Jazz Festival. Her debut studio album for Decca Records, Nikki, was produced by Phil Ramone and “reflects her love for jazz, blues, R&B, soul, and traditional pop vocal styles.” And she’s playing a sure-to-be crowded jazz fest concert with guitarist John Pizzarelli on Saturday. Hear what all the fuss is about July 3 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. For more info, go to www.coastaljazz.ca.

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Do you enjoy rock and roll? How about rock and roll sans pants? If so, strip down to your skivvies and head down to the Red Room July 3 for a pants free evening called An Affair to Remember. The event raises money for B.C. Cancer Foundation’s fifth annual Underwear Affair fundraiser for under-funded below-the-waist cancers such as prostate, ovarian and colorectal, and features local bands Waiting for Sunday, Louder Than Love, Floodlight and Silent Spring rocking out in their gaunch. Tickets at the door or online at www.rednyne.com.

Harlem shuffle

So far the catchiest song of the summer for us has to be Harlem’s “Gay Human Bones.” Read into that what you will. The Austin indie rockers play a sloppy-poppy brand of garage rock reminiscent of the Black Lips if they were from New Zealand. Hear the goodness July 3 when Harlem play the Cobalt with guests Hunx and His Punx and Indian Wars. Tickets at Red Cat, Scratch and Zulu or online at www.ticketweb.ca.

Free jazz

Montreal-based saxophonist, clarinetist and composer Chet Doxas is described as a “versatile young musician” who’s also a member of the Montreal Jazz Saxophone Quartet and co-leads the trio Byproduct. Most impressive, at least to the cheapos at the Courier, is that Chet Doxas will be playing a free show during the jazz festival July 4, 2:15 p.m. at the Roundhouse’s Festival Hall

Nikki Yanofsky believes in the power of playing Queen Elizabeth Theatre July 3 as part of the Vancouver International Jazz Festival.

Cock fighting man Buzz kill We’re a easily amused bunch over here in Courier’s light-deprived arts and entertainment department. So when there’s an opportunity comes up to print the words “fighting cocks” without repercussion, we take it. To that end, American blues musician and guitar maker James “Super Chikan” Johnson and his band the Fighting Cocks come to roost July 4 at the Yale Hotel as part of the Vancouver International Jazz Festival. Tickets at the door or in advance by calling 604-681-9253 or going to www.theyale.ca.

kudos & kvetches Don’t go changing

Disappointed. That’s how K&K is feeling today after fully digesting the wasted opportunity that took place Tuesday night as politicos, former city councillors, members of the business community and a ragtag fugitive fleet on a lonely quest for a shining planet known as Earth—wait, that’s the original Battlestar Galactica—gathered at the Museum of Vancouver so city opposition party NPA (Non Partisan Association) could make some big decisions about its future. Specifically, should the party change its name to the more subliminal Vancouver First. Other names bandied about on an online poll included Vancouver Citizen’s Alliance (boring), New Progressive Alliance (too progressive), One Vancouver (isn’t that a yoga studio?), New Progressive Association (sounds like a type of cognitive therapy), New Positive Action (what?) and Suzanne Anton’s Deceptively Muscular Long Distance Cyclist Calves (we may have made that one up). In the end, NPA brass held a quick vote between Vancouver First and staying the course. And sadly, they decided to stay the course. We’re not even fans of the name Vancouver First—but we like the idea of political parties

rebranding themselves. There are just so many possibilities. New fonts, brighter colour schemes, theme songs, catchy slogans, awkward talking points incorporating the new name. We were equally disappointed when Vision Vancouver didn’t take the opportunity to change its name to Gregor Robertson’s Pools of Blue Sapphire. So come next civic election (November 2011), voters again will face the familiar decision between Vision, the NPA, the last Che Guevara-loving remnants of COPE, underfunded independents or not voting at all—which, sadly, is the most popular choice of Vancouverites.

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Is it just us, or have local media outlets turned to complete mush over the past few weeks? We really started to notice the downward spiral after enduring the daily barrage of tearstained coverage of a trial of a woman charged with impaired driving causing the death of a four-year-old girl. Sad stuff, most definitely, but exploited and squeezed for every last drop of sorrow by television news reports and daily newspapers whose prime currency is either tragedy or celebrity scandal and gossip. Then

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this week, we had to withstand the blood-onthe-wall-to-wall coverage of yet another little girl who was alleged killed by her stepfather in a gruesome manner that news outlets didn’t hesitate to mention, again and again. While both incidents are horrible and depressing and sad, we have to wonder why are they front-page stories? Why are these types of stories the most important items that news editors and news directors feel we need to know or have relevance to our lives? As the saying goes in the news business, if it bleeds, it leads. And if it’s a young child, preferably a photogenic young girl, then it leads all week long. Don’t worry, though, the morbidity cycle will soon be over. It’s summertime, and people want to feel warm and carefree. So expect plenty of fluffy how-to-dress-for-summer articles, the perfect summer soundtrack and cocktail mixes and some recycled columns about that crazy contraption known as beer-can chicken. And if you get tired of all the mindless hedonism, don’t worry. By the end of July there will be some forest fires raging somewhere in the province so audiences can get their weekly fix of danger with a side of charbroiled tragedy for good measure.


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MURCIA, SPAIN—Touring this parched, semi-arid corner of eastern Spain, two realities are inescapable. The sun rules, and water is a scarce commodity. The harshly beautiful landscape is marked by massive limestone outcrops that punctuate the clear azure sky— their steep, southern slopes rock pocked and treeless, embracing lower plantings of almonds, olives and vines. Once established, Monastrell vines thrive thanks to their ability to reach down through the chalky clay soils of the lower valleys, from which the joven or young wines are mainly produced. Complex, mineral wines are made with grapes grown on higher stony slopes, particularly on the aptly named Altiplano that joins Jumilla and Yecla regions. Winemaking here dates back 2,000 years to Roman times, while the modern industry has its roots in the arrival of French traders who came post-Phylloxera in the mid-19th century. Many older country homes still have stone tanks hewn into their rocky foundations where for generations people have stored their own wine. Monastrell from Yecla, Jumilla and Bullas is gaining ground on more familiar Tempranillo, for which more northern Rioja has become famous. Increasingly, winemakers are finding success with blends that incorporate varieties such as Syrah and Garnacha, which make sense in a climate and terroir 80 kilometres inland part way between Mediterranean and Continental regions. While this is serious red wine country, more producers are also starting to make very solid rosés. It’s the natural (and very Mediterranean) complement to foods such as octopus (pulpo), zarzuela (the Spanish equivalent to Bouillabaisse), ubiquitous jamon (ham)—and it even goes well with the simple lettuce, tomato and anchovy-stuffed-olive salad, which is lightly dressed with excellent local olive oil. While on the coast, paella is

The arid landscape of eastern Spain produces some fine rosé wines, which pair nicely with arozz conejo y caracoles—a rice dish with rabbit photos Tim Pawsey and escargots, cooked over a vine-cutting-fuelled fire. based mainly on seafood ingredients, inland the more celebrated dish is arozz conejo y caracoles, a delicious rice dish with rabbit and escargots, sometimes prepared over an open vine-cutting-fuelled fire, as at Restaurante Casa Ricardo in Raspay. Our match here is the refreshingly balanced, strawberry, raspberry and earthy ’09 Rosé (Monastrell, Syrah, Cab-Sauv, Garnacha) from Bodegas Castano (Private Wine Sellers, $15-$17). Jumilla and Yecla now produce no shortage of good rosés, suited

to less flammable B.C. barbecuing, including Olivares ’09 Rosé (Jumilla, $13.99), with vibrant red berry notes, fresh and fruity with moderate acidity that makes it the perfect summer sipper (B.C. Liquor Stores, $13.99). Hopefully, some savvy importer will also latch onto the week’s bargain taste, the well-made budget-priced Estio Rosé ’09, from the region’s largest producer La Purisima Cooperative, which should be hitting shelves at under $10, but isn’t—yet. info@hiredbelly.com


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If you met Morris Bates in the Downtown Eastside today, you’d never guess the rounded 60-year-old with the incredibly hoarse voice impersonated Elvis Presley on the Las Vegas strip for seven years. Bates went from an early childhood with no indoor plumbing to become the second longest running performer in Las Vegas, to warning youth against drugs and life in the Downtown Eastside. Now Bates has co-written a detailed memoir, Morris as Elvis, with Jim Brown, that glosses over the sex, drugs and gambling that surely accompanied decades of touring and performing on the Vegas strip. “I didn’t think that people needed another book telling that type of situation. There’s more of them coming all the time,” Bates said on the phone from his home in Mission. “I wanted a feel-good book… I wanted to say that there’s more to life than maybe waiting for a welfare cheque.” Many key moments in Bates’s life centre on the Williams Lake Stampede. His biological mother left him outside in a baby carriage so she could patronize a bar during Stampede time, motivating his aunt and uncle to raise him. Bates got his first gig in his mid-teens at the Stampede when the bass player of the band meant to play between calf-roping events didn’t show because he’d partied too hard the night before and Bates responded to a call for a bass player over the P.A. Yesterday, Bates was to leave for the Stampede to sign his book. Bates’s family is from the Sugar Cane Reserve near Williams Lake. But to prevent him

After years impersonating Elvis Presley, Morris Bates focuses his talents on counselling native youth on the dangers of addiction and life in the Downtown Eastside. photo Dan Toulgoet from having to attend a residential school, his parents moved the family to Washington State where Bates attended grades 5 to 10. He first picked up the bass guitar in the rec room of the private Catholic boarding school he attended for grades 11 and 12 in Prince George. After his impromptu gig at the Williams Lake Stampede, he toured with rodeo bands the summer of 1968, and didn’t return to school until October. After graduating, Bates got a job with Pacific Great Eastern Railway, now BC Rail. “I thought my life was ending right there,” Bates said. So he packed up and moved to Prince Rupert where a carousing player left a gap in a gig, and again Bates saved the show by stepping in. In 1969, he moved to Vancouver and started playing in bands on “skid row.” Then he toured, playing mostly in Alberta

where laws required every establishment selling liquor to feature entertainment. Between bands, Bates, who would sing to give the frontman a break, discovered he had a knack for Elvis tunes and subsequently started belting them out on the road. Ann Wilson from the band Heart told him he could turn his Elvis act into gold in the U.S. and Bates heeded her advice. By 1975 he had a full-blown Elvis act and his sights on Vegas. He had suits custommade, including a white eagle cape that’s now exhibited at a museum in Williams Lake. Before he could head south, Bates knew he had to break Vancouver’s premiere nightclub, the Cave. He refused to play smaller local venues then because he didn’t want to be pigeonholed. Finally, his persistent badgering paid off and he was hired to open for Mitzi Gaynor. He made $10,000 in three nights. “The rest is history,” he said.

Bates was performing his Elvis act in Anaheim, Calif. when The King died. But his band couldn’t hightail it to Vegas because an agent with an open option for them to tour Asia called them within 10 minutes of the news. Bates and his band toured Asia for six months, playing to 60,000 people in Jakarta, Indonesia in just four nights. Finally in Vegas, Bates played Elvis on the strip non-stop for years, the second-longest running act next to Wayne Newton. Bates appeared on The Merv Griffin Show in 1978, was interviewed by Geraldo Rivera for 20/20 and was featured in a BBC documentary. But a decade later, pushing 40 and expecting a child, Bates wanted a change of career. “You could say the jumpsuits started to get a little tight on me,” he said. First he tried running a karaoke business, then Bates worked as a Vancouver police native liaison and a specialized victim assistance worker, a role he played for 10 years, even assisting families of alleged victims of Robert William Pickton in a tent outside Pickton’s farm for a year. When police began directing more resources into crime prevention in the mid 1990s, Bates helped develop Reality Check for Indigenous People, which shows youth from Native bands the harsh realities that can exist on the Downtown Eastside. He continues to provide presentations to youth today. Bates had to borrow an electric acoustic guitar for his recent reading and performance at the Vancouver library, and he stayed up until 2 a.m. the night before finding the right key for “In the Ghetto.” “I hadn’t performed professionally for 20 years, and I don’t sit around singing Elvis songs,” he said. “It feels good again.” Bates will perform and sign copies of Morris as Elvis at the Carnegie Community Centre at Main and Hastings July 23, 6 p.m. crossi@vancourier.com


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Drivers

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General Employment

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must have experience in plumbing, electrical, lighting, painting and flooring. BLENHEIM LODGE 3263 Blenheim St., Vancouver, BC V6L 2X7 Fax (604)732-7316 Email: reception@blenheimlodge.org No phone calls please.

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HEADQUARTER seeking Retail Buyer. $17hr/ 40 hr wk. Must have: compl. highschool & sev. yrs of exp, Fluency in English & Spanish. e-resume: ricardo@headquarterstore.com

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 ZIMMER AUTOGROUP Growing multi-line automotive dealership in Kamloops, B.C. has career opportunities for 4 highly qualified individuals. •Parts Manager - Multi-Line •Parts Person - Multi-Line •Body Shop Manager- Multi-Line •Sales Manager - MercedesBenz The successful candidates will have a minimum of 2 years related and/or management experience, have a proven ability to lead and motivate a team, and have a solid record of previous achievements. These positions all provide excellent pay and benefits packages. Only qualityconscious team players need apply. Send Resume Attention: Darla Zimmer, dzimmer@zimmerautosport.com 685 Notre Dame Dr., Kamloops, BC. V2C 5N7

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Education

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General Employment

PAINTER/ FOREMAN needed for permanent position.

5+ yrs experience in high end interior painting, with specialization including wood graining, faux finishing, decorative plasters, and murals. Work locations in West Vancouver & Lower Mainland. Salary is $18 - $24 hourly, depending on experience. Vacation time as per Statute. Brian L. King Professional Painted Finishes Ltd., Delta BC. www.brianlking.com Reply to ppfltd@telus.net.

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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

F/T CHEFS, 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

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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. 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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Medical/Dental

MEDICAL OFFICE TRAINEES NEEDED! Doctors & Hospitals need Medical Administrative & Medical Office staff! No Experience? Need Training? Local Training & Job Placement is also available

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Office Personnel

FULL TIME PERSONAL OFFICE ASSISTANT For Realtor in Burnaby office. ● must be highly organized ● computer literate ● excellent phone skills ● fluent in oral & written English ● starting wage $13 per/hr. Please fax resume to 604-929-5235 or email to: sor@istar.ca

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Management

LEAD HAND REQUIRED

For a very busy Fish processing plant. Attractive salary and benefits. Fax resume to:

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Trades/Technical

Cedar Shake ROOFERS (EXP) for work in the Lower Mainland. Excellent pay & benefits. Own transportation. Call 604-946-4333 Fax: 946-3605 or Email to: samrabrosroofingltd@hotmail.com

Unison Windows & Doors Inc. F/T skilled Carpenter: Joiner/ Millwork. 3-5 yrs. exp. in building custom wood windows/doors in North Van. $23.60/hr. + ext. health benefits. Call Jim, 604-980-6000, Fax: 604-980-6393 or email: jim@unisonwindows.com www.unisonwindows.com

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Music/Theatre/ Dance

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Childcare Available

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UNDER PRESSURE SYSTEMS INC.

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

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Childcare Wanted

LIVE IN nanny for 3 & 5 yrs olds Main & 41st area. Start July. $8/hr. Call Alicia 604-879-1959

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Children’s Activities

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Preschools/ Kindergarten

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Heather Chapel Preschool 2 - 5 days only. Sept. Registration 777 W.68th Ave 604-321-7446

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best Price, Best Quality. All Shapes & Colors Available. Call 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.ca

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Cats

CATS. Fixed - male and female rescued cats. Free to good, n/s indoor homes only. 604-513-9310 ORANGE TABBY kittens, ready now, mixed kittens ready July 5th, $100 each. 778-344-7553

MATTRESS FOAM, very good cond, paid $210 sell for $50. 604-436-2813 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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Furniture

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TAPESTRY THRIFT SHOP

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Dogs

BEAUTIFUL DELTA Park desk with hutch . 5’5'x5’5'. Heavy and durable like-new. New price $1800. Now $350. 778-888-6710

BEST Deal Restwell Matt Sets. Full wrty, Dble $319. Queen $339 King $559. Will deliver. 722-3636

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Wanted to Buy

CUTLERY SET made by International China - pattern is called Heartland. If you have any pieces please give me a call at 604-217-0262.

AM PITBULL pups, blue/seal bluenose, 4 wks vet checked 1st vac $700-$1000. 604-721-6649

Golden Retriever Pups, 7wks old, vet✔ family raised, ready to go. $550 604-793-5185

PITT BULLS, 3 boy, 7 girls, ready now, can view parents. Call for history. $350 obo. 604-504-0738

BICHON FRISE, CKC reg, P/B, Vet ✔, tattooed, non-shedding, $650-$750. 1-604-823-0021 RARE! ENGLISH & FRENCH colored Bulldogs. Reserve now! 604-802-6934 www.westcoastrarebulldogs.com

HAVANESE X 6 puppies, all colours, ready now. Vet checked shots $400 & up. 604-522-3308

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BICHON FRISE pups, 11 wks, 1M/1F, 1st.shots, vet cked, guar. ready to go. $600. 604-820-0194

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LAB SILVER / Charcoal PUPS, PB RARE! vet chd, social, quiet temp. $950. Chwk 778-549-8621

Dogs

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GERMAN SHEPHERD pups for sale 8 weeks old CKC Reg. shots and vet check micro chip. Working and show & Family pets. $1000.00 604-512-3310

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CAN-AM NEXT AUCTION AUCTIONS Tuesday, July 20, 9am

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

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

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


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BUSINESSES FOR SALE

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Vancouver West Side

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Langley/ Aldergrove

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Real Estate Investment

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Sunshine Coast

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5505

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Re: The estate of Sabine Maria Brennenstuhl, also known as Sabine M. Brennenstuhl, Sabine Brennenstuhl, Sabina Maria Brennenstuhl, Sabina M. Brennenstuhl, Sabina Brennenstuhl and Sabina Rodenberg deceased, formerly of 212A-618 Larkin Drive, Vancouver, British Columbia. Creditors and others having claims against the estate of Sabine Maria Brennenstuhl are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the Solicitor for the Estate, Robert J. Bryshun, at Salloum Watts, 200-1455 Ellis Street, Kelowna, B.C., V1Y 2A3 on or before July 23, after which date the executor will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard only to the claims of which the executor then has notice. NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS MARLIES ANNA PATERSON also known as MARLIES ENNA PATERSON also known as MARLIES PATERSON fomerly of of 2099 132A Street, Surrey B.C. Deceased, who died on August 18, 2009 are hereby required to send the particulars thereof to the Adminstrator at C/O Karle Foli, C.A., #695-1285 West Broadway, Vancouver, B.C., V6H 3X8, on or before July 26, 2010, after which date the Administrator will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it having regard to the claims of which the administrator then has notice.

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8060

Apt/Condos

Concrete

A. FOUNDATIONS, Retaining walls, Stairs, Driveways, Sidewalks. Any concrete project. We also do all types of block, & stone work. Free ests. Basile 604-617-5813 Tom 604-690-3316 Concrete Specialist. Driveways, sidewalks, exposed aggregate & patios. Santino 604.254.5551 L & L CONCRETE. All types: Stamped, Waterproofing, Wash & Sealing Larry 778-882-0098

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6508

Computer Services

Computer REPAIR: PC, Internet, Network, Home/Office maint. Ink & Toner. •Simon •604-999-0815

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6540

Houses - Rent

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

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8058

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RENTALS 6508

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6570

Out Of Town

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Cancer June 21-July 22: Your energy, charisma and effectiveness ride high! Pursue career, prestige or business objectives Sunday/Monday. Monday night through Wednesday, happiness, optimism, popularity, social delights and flirtations visit! You might meet a “destined friend” this week or next, who could become a mate. Avoid illusion wafted by a suave, slinky or glamorous person Thursday/Friday – a talkative, nervous, or “precise” type is true blue, honest and helpful. A significant sexual or financial decision might be involved. Saturday has an early problem, then success, energy and great money/career ideas!

Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: Be ambitious – work with a new project, idea or impulse, rather than anything that emerged over the last two weeks. (A project or goal that existed before August last year is also viable – a major interruption has hindered this goal. This obstacle is slowly ending, though it might linger to March 2011.) Talk about a career goal: a Gemini, an Aries understand. This week’s exciting, sexual, whispers of love – but remain cautious about new romances, relationships, as “marriage” is not part (or a good part) of any new link. Invest Tuesday. Bright friend, bright love Friday!

Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Relationships remain most important. Some are approaching the end of a phase, particularly those involving large money or intimacy – there will be a new phase soon. It’s like the dip in a wave. During this dip the best you’ll get is deception. So let those two matters (sex, money) take a breather – next Monday (July 12) onward, they’ll surge again, luckily! Sunday/Monday emphasize home, family, endings, peace. Monday night through Wednesday triggers romance, beauty, pleasure, creative urges. Tackle chores Thursday/Friday – success very likely. Lie low Saturday morning; seek others this p.m.

Taurus April 20-May 20: Soon – next week – you’re going to enjoy some really solid advance in love, with creative or pleasure projects, and with relationships generally. So in these specific areas, be content to maintain a holding pattern this week. In a broader view, communication, travel and friendly relationships progress in a good way this week – in fact, in one case, this might be your last chance for a while to contact someone. Do so. Lie low, rest Sunday/Monday. Your energy and charisma surge nicely Monday night through Wednesday. Chase money, or study an inventive investment, Thursday/Friday.

Leo July 23-Aug. 22: Continue to lie low, observe, plan, replenish your energy reserves. Deal with government agencies, charities, institutions and your own head office. Sunday/Monday bring a mellow, understanding mood. Be ambitious Monday night to Wednesday — the only thing you have to avoid is a smattering of illusion or wishful thinking Wednesday p.m. (Anxiety and wishing are two sides of the same urge.) The same advice holds, more so, Thursday, when you might dream unrealistically about someone, and they about you. Otherwise, Thursday/Friday are happy, upbeat! Retreat Saturday, especially this morning.

Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: This week contains opposition and opportunity. Sunday/Monday are for chores, drudgery – get it over with. Exciting meetings arrive Monday night to Wednesday: be diplomatic, eager, refuse to fight. Illusion (or anxiety) about the firmness of the ground you stand on is your only Achilles heel mid-week, especially Wednesday and Thursday. If you’re realistic about this, you can land a deal, grab an opportunity, even trip the love fantastic! Thursday/Friday steer you into depths (finances, sex, health, etc.): a Gemini or Virgo proves a great “guide” here. Saturday, wait for p.m. happiness.

Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Work, health and drudgery – these come every July, Aquarius, so just plug away. Sunday/Monday feature details, paperwork, errands, travel, communications and friendly meetings. Take a rest, or tackle home-based chores Tuesday/Wednesday. Tuesday’s ideas or urges involving investments, debt reduction, intimacy or lifestyle changes are quite workable. Romance beckons Thursday/Friday – so do pleasure, beauty, creative and gambling urges. But in these, deception lurks Thursday (you could be the deceiver) – Friday, clarity and a talkative person bring brightness! Caution Saturday morn.

Gemini May 21-June 20: Chase money, buy/sell, increase your earnings, seek a pay raise, etc. One money project – and one relationship – is winding down. (Not a big deal.) An atmosphere of friction continues in the home. If you live alone, watch your telephone voice at home. Continue to study good and workable plans/ wishes involving real estate, construction, gardening, or similar matters. Next week through early August luck enters, perhaps bringing the opportunity to step toward those goals. However, DON’T move into a new home, nor buy a family home, before July 30: you would experience much friction there.

Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Your popularity remains high – but you might almost defeat it by frowning, being attracted to the secretive, the sexual over the friendly. Best approach: dig deeply and definitely into a financial step, a lifestyle-changing project, or a bid for intimacy; but step out of this, quickly and firmly, to greet your friends, make friends, enjoy entertainment, etc. For three weeks, keep these two good, lucky sides of your life separate. Pursue the “deep” side Sunday/Monday, Tuesday night, and Saturday p.m. Sweet wisdom, gentle love Tuesday/Wednesday. Be ambitious, social, Thursday/Friday.

Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Sunday/Monday are romantic – but friction or ambition might make the dream better than the reality. Still, enjoy yourself. Tackle chores Monday night to Wednesday. It’s a good time to look for work if you’re unemployed. Exciting meetings and partnership opportunities could arise Thursday/Friday. A showy but elusive person could steer you wrong, while a precise or talkative individual will befriend you. Be careful Saturday morning: everything’s at the wrong angle. This p.m., the main trend of this week succeeds: mystery, finances, investigation, intimacy, commitment – make one!

Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: Love, romance, beauty, pleasure, vacation, charming kids, creative and gambling urges all flow through you now! Married or single, you’re dealing with someone June/July (hopefully your mate!) who’s feisty, determined, who exudes sexual energy.This link will move from talkative to affectionate, nervous to sweet, soon. In business, a money-earning partnership is possible. In any case, be diplomatic but seductive. Illusion haunts your work sphere, so buy no machinery, and no employment “promises.” Chase money Sunday/ Monday. Home, rest, Thursday/Friday. Everything in the first sentence July 10! timstephens@shaw.ca • Reading: 416-686-5014

Aries March 21 - April 19: The accent continues on rest, hibernation, nutrition, children, Mother Nature, gardening, property and residence, and on ending some matters and relationships, and nurturing others, especially Sunday/Monday and Saturday. Chuck the unworkable or stale. We all start projects and relationships that don’t work. Your energy’s good Sunday/Monday. Chase money, earnings, buy/sell Monday eve to Wednesday. Avoid illusion. Casual friends, siblings, trips, communications go splendidly Thursday/Friday – but question yourself if you start feeling sweet romantic vibes. Saturday: one goes, another comes.


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8090

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8140

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8150

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8180

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8175

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In Europe and even more so in China, the Buick brand is recognized as a maker of premium luxury class automobiles and the LaCrosse was also designed and developed with these markets in mind. In entry level form, it would compete with well-equipped versions of the Toyota Camry or Honda Accord, yet a top-end LaCrosse is more likely to be cross-shopped against a Lexus ES350 or an Acura TL.

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started with the stiffest sedan platform that GM has ever produced. So there’s also a payoff for owners who enjoy being behind the steering wheel and an all-wheel-drive version with an electronic limited-slip differential is a new edition to the line. The LaCrosse comes in CX, CXL, CXL awd and CXS trim levels. All three engine offerings are high-efficiency designs with direct-injection fuel. A 2.4-litre, four-cylinder is a new base engine in CX, a 3.0-litre V6 is standard on CXL. The CXS uses the same 3.6-litre direct-injection V6 that powers the Cadillac CTS. All come with a six-speed automatic transmission. Drive goes to the front wheels of the LaCrosse and interestingly the larger 3.6 litre V6 engine achieves slightly better fuel economy than the 3.0 litre V6. It was also the engine in my test LaCrosse CXS, which came with a number of options that upped its total price to $47,220. Inexpensive it’s not, but good value when you hear what’s included in that price. To start with, the sport-minded CXS trim level adds a real-time active-dampening suspension; perforated, leather-appointed, heated Continued next page

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Automobile Safety as a Marketing Message

n 1994, Paul Ingrassia and Joseph White, respectively the Wall Street Journal’s Detroit bureau chief and deputy chief, summarized their Pulitzer prize-winning beat reporting on the management turmoil at General Motors in a book optimistically called, Comeback: The Fall and Rise of the American Cedric Hughes Automobile Industry. Fifteen years later, Mr. Ingrassia has continued the story in the much less upbeat, Crash Course, The American Automobile Industry’s Road from Glory to Disaster published by Random House in 2010. It focuses on GM and Chrysler, but their stories would not be complete without the inevitable comparisons with Ford and the Japanese automakers. And as one reviewer put it, “Also square in the cross-hairs is the role of the UAW in the debacle that has become American auto manufacturing.” An ‘important’ business case study, for sure, but road safety champions will also find it fascinating as they search (almost in vain) for the role (any role) that the development of safety technologies, a focus on building safer vehicles or other safety concerns may have played in the unfolding tragedy. The nastiest sub-plot is recounted quickly: Ralph Nader’s expose, Unsafe at Any Speed of the risk from the allegedly unstable rear-engined Corvair, GM’s attempted answer to the unexpected competition from the “Think Small” Volkswagon. A media storm erupted at that time over GM’s admitted “routine investigation [of Nader] through a reputable law firm.” Mr. Ingrassia certainly does not underestimate the effect of the Corvair ‘sub-plot.’ Indeed he says it is, “almost impossible to overstate the magnitude of the Corvair disaster for General Motors, indeed for the entire American auto industry. …The Corvair added General Motors—and by extension, all of corporate America—to the list of organiza-

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tions not to be trusted. In some ways, GM’s corporate reputation would never recover.” And he alludes to one of the possible contributing reasons for the non-role of roadsafety in the story, a lack of encouragement for: “any aspirations harbored by the company’s engineers Barrister & Solicitor to pursue innovative technology, as opposed to styling or horsepower, as the path to commercial success.” The breakdown in quality control that followed from the creation of the General Motors Assembly Division in 1971 is also detailed. Unionized workers reacted to the increased line speed and reduction in quality inspectors by resorting to sabotage. Ingrassia describes Time magazine’s report of “Autos [regularly] rolling off the line with slit upholstery, scratched paint, dented bodies, bent gearshift levers, cut ignition wires, and loose or missing bolts.” Clearly, at a certain point quality issues shade into safety issues. Despite these stories, however, over the years the US car companies have made huge contributions to safety initiatives and have responded as required by law and the marketplace. But in this recounting by a car-industry-expert journalist, safety concerns, safety attributes, safety advances play only a minor role and certainly not a strong enough one to have saved them, which is quite possibly an accurate assessment. Either the consumer does not care enough about safe vehicles or the US car companies miscalculated by downplaying safety as an effective marketing message.

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shaking her head at them. “I personally remember a few of the older people making noises with their mouths, like the noise of an explosion,” says Birkner. “One of the adults in particular was sitting by a wall and looked me right in the eyes as I was passing talking to some kids, and he made this noise. I thought it was quite strange at the time, but didn’t think much about it. Now I wonder if he was trying to warn me.”

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n a cold January day in Zangabad, Afghanistan, 22-year-old Cpl. Max Birkner was one of 60 soldiers walking through an alley of a village when an improvised explosive device (IED) went off near the rear of the platoon. Birkner recalled the event for the Courier in person and via email. “The shock wave that reverberated through the village was massive and I initially thought it had gone off right behind me, which had already happened once about a month previous, while in reality it was 100 metres back,” Birkner wrote. “Your heart sinks when you hear a bang like this, though we weren’t sure what had really happened yet.” But when he heard someone shout “medic,” and saw one of his fellow soldiers running towards the back of the platoon carrying a stretcher, the reality quickly sank in. At the time Birkner, a reserve infantry soldier with the Vancouver-based Seaforth Highlanders of Canada, was attached to 8 Platoon of Charlie Company of the Edmonton-based Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI). He was one of 20 infantry reserve soldiers from the Seaforth, which celebrates its 100th anniversary this year, attached to the PPCLI for a seven-month tour of Afghanistan that began last October and ended in May. A few days after the soldiers returned from Afghanistan, the Courier sat down with Birkner and fellow soldiers Emil (Kash) Kowlalczyk, 26, and Josh Muir, 34, at the Seaforth Armoury on Burrard Street. This was Muir’s and Kowlalczyk’s second tour to Afghanistan. On this damp Vancouver morning, the soldiers wear the same desert camouflage uniform they’d worn in Afghanistan. Kowlalczyk sports short dark hair and is the

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Seaforth corporals (l-r) Max Birkner, Emil Kowlalczyk and Josh Muir pose with their regimental flag while serving in Afghanistan. submitted photo tallest of the trio, while Muir is a close second, but his brown hair is slightly longer. Birkner’s blond hair has been streaked even lighter by the desert sun. Tall, trim and tanned, they look straight out of a Hollywood casting call. But this is no movie set and now safely back in Vancouver, the soldiers recount details of the day of the attack in Afghanistan. Kowlalczyk says once it was understood one of their own had been injured, the platoon fell back and formed a protective cordon around the soldiers performing first aid on their fallen comrade. About 15 minutes later, two American Blackhawk helicopters landed nearby to medevac the soldier to safety. He also recalls the soldiers immediately went on alert for a secondary bomb or

bomber, a typical tactic of the insurgents. He initially felt some fear, but says his training quickly took over. Muir says the explosion took place just behind his position, so close he felt the blast. The most frustrating part of these situations, he says, is not being able to rush to a buddy’s aid. Instead, soldiers are commanded to secure the area before the medics can begin their work. The village was considered friendly, and Birkner had the distinct impression many of the villagers knew what was going to happen that day and were sympathetic to the unit and the injured soldier. Birkner also feels many had, in their own way, tried to warn them of the IED. A fellow soldier later told him that as the platoon walked into the village, he saw a young girl

itting on the second floor of the Seaforth Armoury, joined by National Defence public affairs officer Capt. Chris Poulton, the three soldiers, all corporals, described what day-to-day life in Afghanistan was like for members of Task Force 309. The Seaforth infantry soldiers were attached to the PPCLI to provide security to other military units, such as the field engineers, and had been training with Charlie Company from that regiment since last February. Canada is expected to pull out of Afghanistan some time in 2011. All three men want to serve another tour in Afghanistan before the withdrawal, but not as part of the infantry. Instead, they’d prefer to return to help the locals rebuild their lives and infrastructure, to mentor Afghan police or military, or go back as part of the Canadian military’s provincial reconstruction team. Canadian soldiers are given a set amount of time off between tours of duty. If they want to return sooner, they must sign a waiver that allows them to complete back-to-back missions.

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he Seaforth soldiers lived and worked out of various forward operating bases (FOBs) outside of Kandahar City. Birkner describes the living conditions at each FOB as “spartan,” with the exception of the one in Kandahar, home of the now famous Tim Hortons coffee shop. Continued on page 5


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Continued from page 4 Muir says, when allowed, soldiers were limited to three-minute showers per day. Showers were not an everyday luxury and often the soldiers went two weeks without one, relying on baby wipes and hand sanitizer for basic hygiene in between. The Seaforths were mostly housed in an old school outfitted with bunk beds and plywood shelves. Books, they say, are the most valuable commodity traded at base camp. In a letter to the Courier while in Afghanistan, Birkner wrote, “Amid Clancy and Grisham on a dusty shelf I found The English Patient, by Ondaatje and I brought it to [a fellow soldier] who hasn’t read it yet. I’m going at Tolstoy with the usual vengeance. And finally the efforts, though tidal at times at their strength, have begun to pay off. I’m more than halfway now. If I read 60 pages a day from now until the end of the tour, War and Peace could be laid to rest in Cyprus.” Laptop computers are a must for keeping in touch with friends, girlfriends, family and the world outside of Afghanistan. The soldiers say girlfriends back home can be both a blessing and a curse. It’s common for girlfriends to break off the relationship even when there’s just weeks left of a mission. “People we thought would make it are going down hard,” Birkner wrote to the Courier. “And people are starting to realize why we were warned about who we

In May at the Burrard Street armoury, the Seaforth Highlanders regiment celebrated its 100th photo Cpl. Shirley Edel anniversary and welcomed back veterans from Afghanistan. give power of attorney to, or share bank accounts with while over here.” Kowlalczyk packed his poker chips on this tour and it’s his prowess at the game that won him the nickname “Kash.” Kowlalczyk’s prior tour of Afghanistan was tougher because it took place in summer when temperatures reached 55 Celsius. During this recent tour, the temperature averaged in the mid-30s. The soldiers give

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huge credit to the team of dedicated military cooks who worked hard to feed the men and women with what was available. Tuesdays at the FOB were traditionally barbecue nights, when the soldiers feasted on hamburgers and hotdogs, while once a month they were treated to a much-appreciated steak. It was a different story on patrol, however, when soldiers ate nothing but individual meal packages for weeks

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at a time, which included such culinary delights as pork and beans, clam chowder and meat loaf. Some of the trio’s fellow soldiers would go to great lengths to avoid eating the pre-packaged meals while in the field, instead existing on beef jerky, oatmeal bars and Pop Tarts. The individual meals are part of the 150-plus pounds each of the soldiers carried on patrol, which also included armour, ammunition and water. A highlight for Birkner during his Afghanistan tour was interacting with the locals, in particular the children who constantly asked for pings (pencils) and biscors (granola bars). Many soldiers, including Birkner, kept daily journals as a way to remember events and dates, people and places. Birkner also kept copies of the correspondence he sent home to family and friends, some of which he shared with the Courier. “There is a controversy going on in the [United States] right now,” he wrote in one letter. “The American issued scope, called ACOG, has a built-in tube that collects light from the sun and stores this light for use during low visibility conditions. [The Biblical verse] John 8-12 is inscribed on every device as part of the serial number. I looked the verse up and this is what I read, ‘Jesus spoke... I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.’ People can argue until they’re blue in the face. I’m indifferent.” Continued on page 6

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Adrenalin junkie sought structure in reserves Continued from page 5 he Courier asked Birkner, just 22 years old, why he constantly referred to his fellow soldiers, and in particular their American allies, as “boys.” He explains on average U.S. soldiers tend to be younger than the Canadians, with many joining the military right out of high school. “A U.S. sergeant that I spoke to at length is 25 and on his third tour,” Birkner wrote. “And a tour for them means a year [with the exception of the marines.] He spoke fluent Arabic with some of the locals, this white kid from Mobile, Alabama.” Birkner describes a time when an American specialized light infantry division arrived at the platoon’s base camp for several days because its plane was delayed due to a coup in an area commonly used by the U.S. for flights. “Several of us stand beside the Hesco [bastion] and look with the hardto-admit curiosity and feigned toughness that fighting units allow each other,” Birkner wrote to the Courier during earlier correspondence. “The personal assessment is underway. They have this or that kit [equipment] we say, but we have this, which they don’t have. Look at the way they do this particular thing—that’s not the way we would do it. Look, they’ve got that new grenade launcher. I wish we had that.” It wasn’t long before the soldiers were swapping gear—boots were traded for jackets, ballistics for gloves. Birkner notes the Canadians had the better bartering skills, something he chalks up to having spent more time in Afghanistan. He says the three-hour shared nighttime guard duty became interesting once again and soon everyone was sharing their life stories. “Then there’s all the young-man banter. Snow driving stories by people from the south who showed up in New York slush,” writes Birkner.

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“WHEN I FIRST JOINED THE RESERVES, IT WAS FOR BOYHOOD DREAMS OF ADVENTURE AND GLORY.” Josh Muir

“Stories of girls. Stories of wild bush parties and smoking crack on the weekends. Stories of wrapping brandnew Jeeps around trunks of trees, and cautious reminders toward the smaller hours. Wyoming hunting stories— fishing with dad stories. Discussions about sisters.” The morning after that first night watch, the Americans brought out M14s for the Canadians to try. Birkner describes the weapons as “looking dusty under the sunlight in new coats of matte paint—sand and dead grass and rocks—and the bi-pods sprung open like the springy legs of hounds on the blood trail…” As the Americans readied to leave, an unofficial photographer snapped pictures of the American and Canadian soldiers together. “Ballistic sunglasses hide the young eyes of boys who think that the desert has turned them into men,” Birkner wrote. “But some of us know better.”

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irkner, a self-described adrenalin junkie, joined the reserves because he was looking for structure in his life. He’s not proud of the fact he was kicked out of Kitsilano secondary and attended five alternative schools before graduating. But he is proud of his accomplishments since then with the Seaforths, which he joined while still in high school. Once Birkner joined the reserves he was motivated to complete grades 11 and 12 in the same school year,

while finishing his basic military qualifications on the weekends. Birkner wants to further his education and pursue a career in anthropology. He also plans to continue writing, something he showed talent for during his correspondence with the Courier. His immediate plans are to ride his bike across Canada this summer, “just for something to do.” Prior to going to Afghanistan, Birkner worked ski patrol at Grouse Mountain. He’s very close to his 25-year-old brother Theo, “the good one,” who is a BCIT business and marketing graduate, and his parents, who still live in Vancouver. Meanwhile, Kowlalczyk wants to train to become a firefighter. He grew up in Vancouver and graduated from Van Tech secondary before joining the Seaforths in 2002. He plans to remain with the reserve unit and would like to take part in a third overseas tour with the Armed Forces, particularly to somewhere he’s never been before. “But I’d go back to Afghanistan, too.” Muir began his military career in Winnipeg in 1994 with the Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada, then moved to Victoria in 1996 where he served with the Canadian Scottish Regiment. He transferred to the Seaforths that same year, but then in 1999 decided to take a break from military life. He says after a lot of soul searching he rejoined the Seaforths in 2006 with a goal to serve in Afghanistan, which he believes is a worthy mission. “When I first joined the reserves, it was for boyhood dreams of adventure and glory, a fun job after high school,” says Muir. “And when I got back it was to serve and do my perceived duty, as well as to fill a gap in my life. I had always missed the army while I was out.” Continued on page 7


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Continued from page 6 Muir plans to stay with the Seaforths and go back to school. He also plans to spend more time with his longtime girlfriend and enjoy a regular life at home in False Creek for the first time since 2007. Muir’s brother, who’s his roommate, is also pursuing a career in the military with a goal of joining the Seaforths.

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hile corresponding with the Courier, Birkner recalled another incident during which the soldiers feared for their lives. His section had just returned to the platoon at a police station where they were camped. One morning the soldiers were sweeping a paved road for bombs, with a local police truck parked nearby to show that the Afghans were “running the show.” Birkner says out of the blue, a white Corolla came flying around a corner and careened into the truck. Before there was time to train their weapons, three “fighting aged males” stumbled out of the car. Birkner says a young 20-something Afghan police officer charged out of the truck and drop-kicked the first guy. “I mean some serious ninja crap,” wrote Birkner. “Without stopping he was onto the other two guys and delivered a one-onthree beating that rivaled anything you’ve

ever seen choreographed on TV.” Birkner says the physical attack was accompanied by a verbal lambasting with meaning that was just as clear to the nonPashtu speaking soldiers as it was to the cheering crowd of local kids who had by now gathered round. At that point the three men got back in their car and “sheepishly” drove away. The young police officer later told Birkner he had been convinced it was a suicide bomb attack and that he had been more afraid for his life at that moment than at any other time.

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everal hours before interviewing the soldiers in May, Canadian media reported the death of Col. Geoff Parker by suicide bomber. He was the 145th Canadian soldier to die in Afghanistan. Parker was also the highest-ranking Canadian soldier killed since the mission began in 2001. The soldiers shared their thoughts on Parker’s death, which happened just days after they left the war-torn area. “It doesn’t matter if it’s a personal friend or not,” Muir says. “It still makes me feel sad. And it’s a shame because we’re there as guests trying to make their life better.” Kowlalczyk agrees. “Every time I hear about another death I feel bad,” he says. “I guess some of them don’t understand

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Addiction is a terrible thing. When the addiction is to alcohol, hard drugs, over-eating or gambling, it can rage through the addict’s physical and financial health like a forest fire, leaving lives in charred ruins. But equally destructive is government addiction to a ham-handed law and order response to drug use, the much vaunted “war on drugs” approach that has failed so spectacularly around the world over the last century. Cloaked in self-congratulatory moralism and driving billions of dollars in wasted public investment in counterproductive enforcement and prisons, the simple minded “just say no to drugs” approach popularized by that great public intellectual Nancy Reagan and now espoused by the Harper government, has had many decades to succeed if it ever was going to do so. The results of that tragic experiment with the lives of North Americans are in, and they are overwhelmingly bad. Criminalizing the use of some addictive substances and not others—jailing junkies and leaving those who swill Scotch alone, for example—makes no sense, and the historical record makes it absolutely clear that prohibition creates and empowers organized crime groups, and gangs that then settle their business disputes with automatic weapons, as witness the Lower Mainland’s spate of drug gang-related shootings over the past few years and the carnage being wreaked currently on Mexican civil society as drug cartels shoot it out in border town streets. The Harper government’s latest move in its long-standing attempts to be consistently on the wrong side of science and sanity in these

tomsandborn matters has been to take an appeal to the Supreme Court last week. They are trying to close down Vancouver’s pioneering supervised injection site (Insite) by appealing a ruling at the B.C. Court of Appeal that held the site has a constitutionally justified right to exist. This is a shameful waste of taxpayer money and a threat to a facility that saves lives and, ironically enough, given the nature of the wrong headed criticism it has to endure, often puts addicts on the road to recovery. A statement issued this week by the International AIDS Society, the International Society for Science in Drug Policy and the B.C. Centre for Excellence is a useful contribution to sane public discussion on drugs and drug policy. The Vienna Declaration, launched for public discussion June 28, will be the official statement of the upcoming AIDS 2010 conference to be held in Austria in July.

The declaration reads, in part: “The criminalisation of illicit drug users is fuelling the HIV epidemic and has resulted in overwhelmingly negative health and social consequences. A full policy reorientation is needed.” AIDS 2010 chair Dr. Julio Montaner, president of the IAS and director of the B.C. Centre for Excellence, says in a press release promoting the Vienna Declaration, “As scientists, we are committed to raising our collective voice to promote evidence-based approaches to illicit drug policy that start by recognizing that addiction is a medical condition, not a crime.” Citizens of Vancouver should not leave the debate to the beleaguered scientists and the self-serving politicians. We should all speak out in favour of science-based drug policies, an end to prohibition and increases in harm reduction services in our city. A useful first step that is, unlike the Ottawasourced madness of the latest attempt to kill the supervised injection site, within the power of Vancouver politicians, has been suggested by the local Beyond Prohibition Foundation. The folks at the foundation want the Vancouver Police Department to be instructed that arresting pot smokers who possess personal use quantities of the herb is a very low priority for enforcement activities. This is only a modest step, and in my view could usefully be extended to include personal use quantities of all illegal drugs, but it would be a step in the right direction. That in itself would be an intoxicating relief. tos@infinet.net

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F R ID AY, J U LY 2, 2010 T H E VAN C O U V E R C O U R I E R

opinion CASINOS, POLLSTERS PREY ON PEOPLE

HST debate highlights number cherrypicking A month ago, Yvonne Studley from Kitimat was badly injured when her car struck a moose. Her sister, Connie Everitt, was on her way to Vancouver General Hospital to visit Yvonne when she also struck a moose. Everitt, who was taken to a hospital at 100 Mile House, said she wondered if moose are engaged in a “hunting season” on her family. The odds against something like this happening are surely astronomical. But given enough sisters, road trips and jaywalking moose, the odds shrink for cloven-hoof encounters of the weird kind. Consider the reverse luck in a story of two British golfing buddies who struck a hole in one in successive shots. William Hartston, author of The Book of Numbers, calculated the odds as 1.85 billion to one for two amateur golfers. But given there are approximately 200 million rounds of golf each year in Britain, with 3.6 billion holes, the chance of two holes in one in succession becomes likely rather than unlikely. “We’re amazed when we bump into friends in unexpected places, because we expect random events to be evenly distributed—so statistical clumps surprise us,” notes professor Ian Stewart in the book Beyond Coincidence. Gather 30 people for a party, and what are the odds that two people will share the same birthday? It’s actually over 50 per cent, which sounds totally counterintuitive but can be put to the test in classrooms and at bus stops. Without brain-extending media like pencils, graph paper and computers, primates like us aren’t great at calculating probability. This explains brisk lottery ticket sales and full houses in Vegas—even when Celine Dion is singing. It’s the triumph of optimism over reason. We still fall prey to card sharks, pollsters and politicians, in spite of centuries of red flags. How to Lie With Statistics was published in 1954, and the expression, “lies, damn, lies and statistics” was popularized by writer Mark Twain, who attributed it to British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli. Consider how governments use the simple but misleading appeal to “average income.” This disguises the skew from the fraction of income earners who make hundreds or thousands of times more than those at the other end of the distribution curve. I could go on, and I will. Canadian government unemployment figures use adjusted numbers of Canadians on Employment Insurance, leaving out those who

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geoffolson do not qualify for EI, have to go on social welfare, or are working part time jobs with few benefits. In 2008, 25 per cent of healthy American men ages 16 to 64 were unemployed, according to the U.S. Department of Labour, yet the U.S. Government reported an unemployment rate of just 8.1 per cent. America’s perennial cherrypicking in job figures guarantees an annual harvest of fudge, summed up in the perennial joke, “Of course, (president’s name here) has created jobs. I’ve got two of them.” Given politicians’ self-serving use of numbers on both sides of the border, why would anyone expect more light than heat in the HST debate? Bill Vander Zalm’s alliance of anti-HST crusaders claim the new tax will cost British Columbian families dearly, through a raft of newly taxed goods and services. The Campbell government argues that the tax is “revenue neutral,” and that it’s good for business and consumers alike. At last, some outside experts have now weighed in, and no surprise, they’ve come to completely opposite conclusions. The Fraser Institute insists the HST will not affect the average family (there’s that word again, average). They also claim that lower income families will actually benefit from the HST because of new personal tax credit. Yet in a study commissioned by the Victoria Times Colonist, Statistics Canada concluded that average families would pay more than $500 a year. Lower income families would be affected less by the tax, however. Who to believe? Given the Fraser Institute’s ideological slant, I’m more inclined to go with StatsCan. I have no doubt that the HST is beneficial to big corporations; for the simple reason that many are backing it. But do I really believe Casino Campbell has structured a tax to benefit the likes of me, and has taken the harm out of harmonization? I’m not a gambling man, but I think there are better odds of me colliding with a Sasquatch on roller blades, twice. www.geoffolson.com

A property owner may axe a 107-year-old yellow poplar with heritage status at 1245 Harwood St. photo Dan Toulgoet To the editor: Re: “Retired landscape architect eyes 107-year-old poplar,” June 16. A 107-year-old, 120-foot tall tulip tree (Liriodendron tulipifera) on Harwood Street has been touted as “Vancouver’s oldest deciduous tree.” However, it is not. While that tree may be the oldest planted non-native deciduous tree, the title of oldest deciduous trees in Vancouver rests with a native tree species—Acer macrophyllum, otherwise known as bigleaf maple. This native species can live for up to 250 years

and grow to a height of 160 feet. If anyone wanted to see six of the biggest, oldest bigleaf maples in all of Canada, they need go only as far as Stanley Park. There they will find bigleaf maples that range in height from 95 to 160 feet and are estimated to be about 150 to 200 years old. These bigleaf maples provide great habitat for a variety of wildlife, from bees that feed on their flowers to the birds that nest in their branches to the bird species and small mammals that eat the seeds. Dawn Hanna, Vancouver

Davies demonstrated courage criticizing Israel

To the editor: Re: “Three so-called news stories expose media mindlessness,” June 23. Thank you for Mark Hasiuk’s column defending Libby Davies who had the courage to criticize Israel knowing full well she would face an avalanche of political assassinations by those who believe Israel can do no wrong. Seems Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his Conservative Party seem to lack not even a shred of the Christian morality they profess to hold when they totally ignore Israel’s ongoing violations of Palestinian human rights. Croft Woodruff, Coquitlam, B.C.

••• To the editor: Mr. Hasiuk boldly asserts that some opinions are just off limits. He can’t be serious. Both Mr. Hasiuk and Ms. Davies are totally free to spark debate both here and in Israel. Say what you like. Really. Now, do you think Hamas or the current regime in Iran would grant Mr. Hasiuk or Ms. Davies that same luxury? Hamas’s 1988 charter plainly tells us that they are violently hostile to the sort of politics Ms. Davies espouses. Colin McLean, Vancouver

To the editor: Thank you to Mark Hasiuk for exposing the fact that Davies was in fact historically accurate in her comments. And kudos to Libby for standing up for justice for the Palestinians! Nichola and Raymond Hall, Vancouver

••• To the editor: NDP leader Jack Layton’s handing of this situation should also be made an issue. He should have demanded MP Tom Mulcair’s resignation for his attack on Libby. What’s worse, he actually apologized to the Israeli ambassador for Libby’s statements. Jack should be called upon to resign for this. Linda Belanger, Ottawa, Ont.

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To the editor: Mark Hasiuk and Libby Davies are entitled to hold and espouse any opinion they choose—that is the freedom our society offers. However, Hasiuk’s rendition of the “facts” is so flawed as to be laughable. I do not know whether his lack of credibility arises from bigotry or just shoddy journalism. Morris Harowitz, Richmond, B.C.

To the editor: Mark, admitting that you are not an expert in something, and then going on to make extremist allegations against holders of opposing views—and claiming your views are being censored, and most of all delegitimizing the State of Israel by misstating the key facts about its origins and recognition—is so, so sad. Read some serious history books before you jump on the liberal bandwagon that seeks to lay the moral foundation for the upcoming attempts by Iran and its terrorist proxies Hamas and Hezbollah to kill another six million Jews. Shame on you! Howard Rotberg, Vancouver

••• To the editor: Mark Hasiuk states how two gay men suffered minor cuts and bruises and their attackers hurled homophobic slurs. Is he asking, so what is the big deal here? I will assume Hasiuk has not once considered what it might be like growing up in a world where so many look down on people simply because they love another of the same sex. Terry Love, Vancouver

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Tuesday meeting attracts residents, staff from West Coast Reduction, politicians

Metro Vancouver mulls odour bylaw aimed at rendering plant Naoibh O’Connor Staff writer An odour management bylaw is being pitched as one of the latest tools Metro Vancouver may use to deal with odour complaints associated with the West Coast Reduction rendering plant. The idea was discussed at a community meeting hosted by Metro Vancouver at the Wise Hall in Grandview-Woodland Tuesday night. Dozens of neighbourhood residents have spent years arguing that the rendering plant, located at the north end of Commercial Drive, creates an unacceptable stink that worsens in summer months. The company maintains it’s not responsible for all the odour complaints and that only a small portion of residents has complained. Metro Vancouver organized Tuesday’s meeting to explain its newest odour-control strategies. It attracted about 50 residents, including staff from West Coast Reduction, Coun. Heather Deal, who sits on Metro Vancouver’s environment and energy committee, and Vancouver-Hastings MLA Shane Simpson.

Nearby residents say West Coast Reduction, a rendering plant at the north end of Commercial Drive, creates an unacceptable stink. photo Dan Toulgoet Ray Robb, Metro Vancouver’s regulation and enforcement division manager, plans to report to the regional district’s environment and energy committee July 13 about his intention to draft an odour management bylaw for the board’s consideration. It would not be specific to West Coast Reduction, but would address all odour issues in the region. Metro Vancouver tried, but failed, to deal with odour complaints linked by residents to West

Coast Reduction by amending the rendering plant’s air emission permit through limiting odour units—a method accepted in the European Union. Each year the limits were to become stricter, but both the company and residents appealed the 2007 and 2008 amendments to the province’s Environmental Appeal Board. The board ruled in March that Metro Vancouver’s district director (Robb) had exceeded his jurisdiction when he issued the 2007 and

2008 amendments and that his imposition of the odour limits was unreasonable and unenforceable. If the Metro Vancouver board adopts a bylaw, however, odour units can be included and the bylaw can’t be appealed through the Environmental Appeal Board. But it can be challenged in court and the Minister of the Environment can overturn it. Robb expects the company will challenge whatever Metro Vancouver’s next move is. “We know whatever we do will be poked at and it won’t be perfect,” he told residents. Robb said he’s also considering introducing technology-based amendments in the plant’s 2010 air emission permit now that odour units can’t be used. He said complaints increased in 2009, prompting him to introduce stricter odour limits in January of 2010 before the March EAB decision. “We still believe because of the circumstances in 2009 it was necessary to amend the permit in 2010 because the situation had deteriorated. We feel the 2010 permit must stand but we need to put something in it,” Robb explained, while acknowledg-

ing any amendment will likely be appealed by the company. Metro Vancouver also wants to better document complaints from residents to address the appeal board’s conclusions that only a handful of residents are complaining and it’s unclear whether West Coast Reduction is entirely to blame. Metro Vancouver is consulting with experts on how to best document impacts in the community and how to reach residents who are bothered by the smell, but don’t typically complain. One resident suggested doing a block-by-block, house-by-house survey, but Robb pointed out Metro Vancouver has to walk a “fine line” so as not to be accused of artificially creating an issue. Blair Redlin, one of the resident appellants in the EAB case, complained about the slow pace of solving odour complaints and wondered why Metro Vancouver hadn’t already drafted a bylaw considering the appeal board decision was handed down in March. “We’re already into the summer stink season. We’re grateful the weather has been cool,” he said. noconnor@vancourier.com

Your BC Lions — In Their Own Words I grew up in North Vancouver and have been playing football since my early teens. My size kind of dictated what position I play (offensive line) but I’ve learned to really love my role on the club and on the offence. As the centre I do get to touch the ball on every play, so it all starts with me. Growing up, I was very close to my father and he was a big influence on me during times I needed him most. Picking my college, dealing with adversity, being the best person and player I can be were a product of his guidance and it’s one of the reasons I love taking part in our club’s community programs. Among the programs I take part in, I would say Read, Write and Roar is among my favourites because I’ve seen firsthand what happens to a young person’s life when they grasp the ability to read. The benefits of literacy last a lifetime and I take pride in knowing that I might be planting the seed for a future reader. Dean Valli in action on the field. Photo courtesy BC Lions.

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Centre Non-Import Height: 6.05 Weight: 300 Born: Oct. 5, 1983, North Vancouver College: Simon Fraser Years: 5 BC / 5 CFL

Dean Valli (accompanied by Leo the Lion) in action at a Read, Write and Roar event. Photo courtesy BC Lions


F R ID AY, J U LY 2, 2010 T H E VAN C O U V E R C O U R I E R

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12th & Cambie

with Mike Howell

Call of the loonie

The City of Vancouver owes me a buck. Apparently, I can pick it up at city hall anytime from some department called revenue services. I lost a buck in a parking meter last week. This is the same meter that informs the user to “insert valid coins only.” Which I did on what was a rainy afternoon. The meter accepted my loonie but it didn’t register my allotted time in the little reader window. I wiped the raindrops from the window to see “cards only” flashing in miniscule print. To say the least, the words that rolled off the tongue aren’t suitable to be published in these pages. My reaction was compounded by the fact it was the only change I had. So I phoned the number on the meter. The conversation went something like this: Me: I realize there’s a system where I can pay for a meter by cellphone. But is there some new city policy where certain meters are now off limits to people with real money? Woman who picked up the phone: No. Something must be wrong with the meter. But, sir, if you just give me your credit card number, you can start

Credit cards, and patience, are a must at some meters. photo Dan Toulgoet an account and stay at that meter. Me: But if giving you my credit card number allows me to stay here, isn’t telling you I just dropped a buck in the meter enough reason to let me park? Woman: Absolutely not, sir. You’ll have to move to another meter. Me: But I don’t have any change. Woman: Then give me your credit card number. Me: I give my credit card number to enough people. I just want to drop my coin in the meter, walk away, do my business and return to my car before the time expires. Woman: So you don’t want to start an account with us? Me: No. The woman then said I could get my

money back if I gave her my name, address and phone number. So I did, facetiously telling my new friend that I enjoyed the fact that somebody at city hall now had to process my file and take a loonie out of city coffers. She wasn’t amused. But since when is bureaucracy amusing, people. Epilogue: Being a good citizen, I moved from the meter and circled the block a few times until I slipped into a free one-hour parking spot. I walked by the rogue meter to see another motorist pull into the spot. I hope the person had a cellphone, a credit card and… patience. Otherwise, we’ll see them at revenue services. I plan to ride my bike to get there.

Pedalling stats

In biking news… The Burrard Bridge continues to be a popular span for cyclists and pedestrians, according to May 2010 stats on the city’s website. Cyclists made more than 100,000 trips in May over the bridge and more than 60,000 walking trips. It’s been almost one year since concrete barriers were placed on the bridge to create separated lanes for cyclists and designated sidewalks for pedestrians. The so-called trial appears to be over and a victory for cyclists. Defeated is Ron Appleton of Appleton Galleries on Hornby Street, who blamed the closure of his business on the city installing a no-right turn lane for vehicles from the bridge onto his street. mhowell@vancourier.com

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Scotiabank’s annual event featured 4,448 runners

Half-marathon raises spirits, money Jeremy Shepherd

Contributing writer

Under a sky the colour of the sidewalk and a steady trickle of soft summer rain, more than 4,000 participants jogged, trotted, laboured and limped through Scotiabank’s 12th annual half-marathon last Sunday. With long, light strides, Kip Kangogo seemed to float to the finish line, winning his second consecutive Scotiabank half-marathon. Originally from Kenya but now residing in Lethbridge, Alberta, Kangogo finished the race in 63:51, 16 seconds slower than his time last year and nearly two minutes faster than his closest competitor. The event, sponsored by the Courier, featured 4,448 runners, nearly 100 more than last year. The event also boasted 29 charities that raised over $500,000, according to Michelle Cobb, senior public affairs consultant at Scotiabank. But amid the sea of spandex, baseball caps and water bottles hanging from fuel belts, there was only one crib rolling toward the finish line. Rather than simply running the half-marathon, Geoff Friderichs and Amanda Cunningham decided to outfit a steel crib with bicycle wheels, fill it with stuffed animals and push

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it from UBC to the finish line near Second Beach in Stanley Park. “We wanted to do something unique,” explained Friderichs. “It was a good way to draw a little attention to the cause,” Cunningham agreed. The duo ran as part of a team called Are We There Yet? and has so far raised over $6,000 for the B.C. Children’s Hospital Foundation. Their goal is to raise $7,000. “Ideally, we would’ve liked more time to prepare,” Friderichs said. After committing to the idea six weeks ago, Friderichs picked up donated parts from the Bike Kitchen at UBC and dropped in on a welding workshop to complete work on the 60-pound crib. The 15-person team pushed the crib in shifts, with four people pushing at all times. Besides concerns about the sturdiness of the crib and a few hills in the course, endurance was also a worry going into the race. “I’m not much of a runner,” Cunningham said leading up to the race. The son of an active runner, Friderichs said he contacted his mother’s running coach and spent six weeks before the race running longer and longer intervals. Cunningham and Friderichs sported

big smiles at the finish line. “Maybe we’ll do it again next year,” Friderichs said. While the quickest runners made the race look like play, slower runners tended to show the agony of endurance running in the grimaces on their faces as they dragged unwilling limbs to the finish line. “I broke three ribs, my wrist and two fingers, but that’s no excuse,” George Taylor said, explaining his frustration at finishing 20 minutes slower than last year. Taylor, 75, said he fell of his ATV six weeks before the race, but never considered missing the run. “I just want to keep young,” he said with a broad smile. Taylor, who said he’s planning to participate in a 21-km run in Hawaii this summer, had one piece of advice for people taking up running: “Just take it easy.” Upon reaching the finish line, many runners received a spray of cool water from Brian Wheatley, who was representing Fair Trade Vancouver and Engineers Without Borders. “It’s like a mother taking care of a child,” he said. “It shows you love them.” People interested in donating can go to www.vancouverhalf.com. Donations will be accepted until July 6. jshepherdcourier@gmail.com

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Workers put the finishing touches on a replica First Nations village in Stanley Park that’s free to the public until September. photo Dan Toulgoet

Central Park

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It takes a village

The Klahowya Village in Stanley Park opened to the public yesterday with a promise to offer an authentic aboriginal tourism experience. The village, located at the Stanley Park Miniature Train Plaza, is a celebration of aboriginal culture through song, dance, art and cuisine. Presented in partnership with the Aboriginal Tourism Association of B.C., the display includes rides on the miniature train, dubbed the Spirit Catcher, for a narrated journey of aboriginal history and culture in B.C. Please note that what the park board is offering is a mix of various First Nation cultures, not just examples of Coast Salish life. So enjoy the experience without getting all anthropologically correct about it. The exhibit includes daily live performances, artisan displays of woodworking and weaving, aboriginal crafts for adults and kids and authentic food vendors. I dare you to try the rattlesnake if they have it. First Nations elders will also be available to speak with visitors regarding their life experiences, and a story telling circle offers aboriginal stories and legends. The Klahowya Village is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. until Sept. 6. Admission is free. Tickets are required to ride the Spirit Catcher train and visit the Children’s Farmyard. Tickets for the train are only available on site.

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I dropped into the Easter Seals WAVES Regatta Saturday afternoon at the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, just as the children and their parents returned to dry land. It was

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obvious to everyone that a great time was had by all. The annual fundraiser for the B.C. Lions Society, which owns and operates Easter Seals homes, including the house on Oak Street near West 23rd Avenue, helps provide accommodation for families when they have to leave home for medical treatment. Located a few blocks from B.C. Children’s Hospital, the 49-room Easter Seals House runs at near capacity year round and fills more than 32,000 beds annually. The average stay is two nights, but many families remain for more than a month while their child is receiving treatment for everything from autism, to cancer, leukemia and juvenile diabetes. Parents of premature babies also stay at Easter Seals House. You can’t miss the house if you drive or walk by—it’s the home with the large, colourfully painted eagle and bear statues parked out front. The regatta, sponsored by National Bank Financial Group, raised $161,500 during the weekend for Easter Seals House.

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At the July 5 park board meeting, Green Party commissioner Stuart Mackinnon is bringing forward a motion recommending the park board replace all of its gas-powered leaf blowers with “more sustainable methods” of clearing leaves. Mackinnon says not only are gas-powered leaf blowers too loud, they can create 2.6 pounds of particles of dust per hour of use, which can consist of lead, mercury, arsenic, pesticides, herbicides, animal fecal matter and “other assorted chemical fallout from our industrialized society.” Those minute particles can create airborne health hazards, says Mackinnon, which can contribute to respiratory problems, asthma, and immune disorders. I’ll keep you posted when a decision is made on the park board’s use of leaf blowers. sthomas@vancourier.com

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tep Right Up, Folks! The 33rd Annual Vancouver Folk Music Festival takes place July 16 through 18 at the easily accessible location of Jericho Beach Park. Folk-country superstar Ricky Scaggs is just one of the headliners appearing this year, and there’s plenty more sounds (and sights) to be had. It’s a stunning roster of great talent and variety. Simply go to the website for a full listing of this year’s artists, along with weekend performance details. Most artists perform throughout the weekend. Don’t delay, commit to Folk Fest today! Go to http:// thefestival.bc.ca. Pictured, right: Pacificka at the Vancouver Folk Music Festival. This Vancouver trio is creating a new kind of global pop-jazz, infused and Latin tinged, that nods to diverse international influences while forging its own unique voice. Ten Times as Great! MusicFest Vancouver runs Aug. 6 through 15. It features more than 40 classical, world and jazz concerts and events in nine Vancouver

venues - everything from large ensembles to stellar solo performances, along with free educational sessions. This year there’s a special anniversary theme, as organizers bring back some of their favourite local and international artists. For the first time there is a special programming spotlight on the music of Australia. With afternoon and evening concerts; go to www. musicfestvancouver.ca for show listings.

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n afternoon or evening down at Vanier Park should be a must-do on any theatre-goer’s radar this summer. Offering unbeatable mountain and sea vistas, fresh air, food, drink and souvenirs, you’ll almost forget you’re there for world-class Shakespearean entertainment! Bard on the Beach (www.bardonthebeach.org)is celebrating its 21st season, and as one of Canada’s largest not-for-profit professional Shakespeare festivals, it’s virtually unmatched for theatrical calibre and venue enjoyment. The 520-seat Mainstage tent offers two productions performed in repertory; the tent is open-ended so that the actors perform against a spectacular backdrop. On tap from the Bard’s catalogue this season is “Much Ado About Nothing” and “Antony and Cleopatra.” The Douglas Campbell Studio Stage tent seats 240, and this intimate performance space features Shakespeare’s lesser-known plays (or classics presented with less traditional stagings.) You’ll love “Falstaff (Henry 1V, I & II)” as well as “Henry V.” Bard on the Beach performers and support crew are always up for awards, too. This year, the prize for outstanding performance by an actor in a supporting role, large theatre, went to Scott Bellis for his role in “All’s Well that Ends Well” from last summer.

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Theatre critics Jerry Wasserman, the Courier’s Jo Ledingham, Colin Thomas and Peter Birnie served up a Jessie to A&W commercial actor Ryan Beil.

Outgoing SFU President Michael Stevenson and his wife Jan Whitford were feted at a Hotel Vancouver farewell gala attended by alumni and friends.

Fred Camilla Tibbs welcomed actor Eric McCormack to the 28th Jessie Richardson Live Theatre Awards. List of winners at jessies.ca

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A swish splash Dr. David Hall enjoys the Scandinavian Spa hydrotherapy baths—Whistler’s newest $9-million attraction.

A fond farewell: Alumni and friends gathered at Hotel Vancouver to bid farewell to SFU President Michael Stevenson and his wife Jan Whitford. Eight-hundred guests, including incoming chief Andrew Petter, attended the fond farewell black-tie gala for the university’s longest standing president. In honour of his many accomplishments, including the SFU Contemporary Arts move to the Woodward’s site, a Presidential Legacy Endowment Fund was announced in Stevenson’s name to fund graduate scholarships. All aboard: It was smooth sailing for gala chairs Dr. Anthony and Grace Li. The husband and wife fronted the Chinese Canadian Dental Society of B.C.’s Bon Voyage Captain’s Night-themed gala extravaganza at the Hyatt Hotel. Over 300 fellow cruisers took the maiden voyage of the CCDSBC. The cruise around the world event netted $50,000 for VGH’s Department of Dentistry Oral Health Centre. Fore: Golf enthusiasts hit the links of Riverway Golf Course in support of the Burnaby Hospital Foundation’s signature soiree The Slice. Acting BHF President Marcia Harrison welcomed 300 guests to the annual golf tournament and Hilton Metrotown dinner. More than $100,000 was raised for much-needed life-saving emergency equipment. 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.

We are such a food-forward city we even have an Endive Gala celebrating the Belgian veggie. Held at Pacific Rim Hotel’s Oru, Food Network chef Ned Bell headlined.

At a Four Seasons Whistler wingding, Elena Beveridge, Paula Del Bosco, Denise Wood and Lucky fundraised for WAG, the Whistler Animal Shelter.

Anthony Li and sailors Charity Plamondon and Ruan Vibegaard welcomed partygoers to the VGH Oral Health Centre benefit at the Hyatt.

At The Slice golf tournament and dinner, Peter Matino and comic Roman Danylo helped raise $107,000 for the Burnaby Hospital Foundation.


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POSTER OF THE WEEK

We’re going out on a limb here and making the bold assertion that people are crazy about Nikki Yanofsky. The 16-year-old singer from Montreal has been on the cover of several local papers already, she has her own television special coming up and we’re still seeing a therapist after unhealthy levels of exposure to her hit song “I Believe” during the television broadcast of the 2010 Winter Games. But Yanofsky doesn’t just sing uplifting, grammar-defiant Olympic themes songs. She made her live debut at the age of 12, singing for more than 100,000 people at the 2006 Montreal International Jazz Festival. Her debut studio album for Decca Records, Nikki, was produced by Phil Ramone and “reflects her love for jazz, blues, R&B, soul, and traditional pop vocal styles.” And she’s playing a sure-to-be crowded jazz fest concert with guitarist John Pizzarelli on Saturday. Hear what all the fuss is about July 3 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. For more info, go to www.coastaljazz.ca.

Event: Vancouver Farmers Markets Poster artist: Jane Koo

No-pants party

Do you enjoy rock and roll? How about rock and roll sans pants? If so, strip down to your skivvies and head down to the Red Room July 3 for a pants free evening called An Affair to Remember. The event raises money for B.C. Cancer Foundation’s fifth annual Underwear Affair fundraiser for under-funded below-the-waist cancers such as prostate, ovarian and colorectal, and features local bands Waiting for Sunday, Louder Than Love, Floodlight and Silent Spring rocking out in their gaunch. Tickets at the door or online at www.rednyne.com.

Harlem shuffle

So far the catchiest song of the summer for us has to be Harlem’s “Gay Human Bones.” Read into that what you will. The Austin indie rockers play a sloppy-poppy brand of garage rock reminiscent of the Black Lips if they were from New Zealand. Hear the goodness July 3 when Harlem play the Cobalt with guests Hunx and His Punx and Indian Wars. Tickets at Red Cat, Scratch and Zulu or online at www.ticketweb.ca.

Free jazz

Montreal-based saxophonist, clarinetist and composer Chet Doxas is described as a “versatile young musician” who’s also a member of the Montreal Jazz Saxophone Quartet and co-leads the trio Byproduct. Most impressive, at least to the cheapos at the Courier, is that Chet Doxas will be playing a free show during the jazz festival July 4, 2:15 p.m. at the Roundhouse’s Festival Hall

Nikki Yanofsky believes in the power of playing Queen Elizabeth Theatre July 3 as part of the Vancouver International Jazz Festival.

Cock fighting man Buzz kill We’re a easily amused bunch over here in Courier’s light-deprived arts and entertainment department. So when there’s an opportunity comes up to print the words “fighting cocks” without repercussion, we take it. To that end, American blues musician and guitar maker James “Super Chikan” Johnson and his band the Fighting Cocks come to roost July 4 at the Yale Hotel as part of the Vancouver International Jazz Festival. Tickets at the door or in advance by calling 604-681-9253 or going to www.theyale.ca.

kudos & kvetches Don’t go changing

Disappointed. That’s how K&K is feeling today after fully digesting the wasted opportunity that took place Tuesday night as politicos, former city councillors, members of the business community and a ragtag fugitive fleet on a lonely quest for a shining planet known as Earth—wait, that’s the original Battlestar Galactica—gathered at the Museum of Vancouver so city opposition party NPA (Non Partisan Association) could make some big decisions about its future. Specifically, should the party change its name to the more subliminal Vancouver First. Other names bandied about on an online poll included Vancouver Citizen’s Alliance (boring), New Progressive Alliance (too progressive), One Vancouver (isn’t that a yoga studio?), New Progressive Association (sounds like a type of cognitive therapy), New Positive Action (what?) and Suzanne Anton’s Deceptively Muscular Long Distance Cyclist Calves (we may have made that one up). In the end, NPA brass held a quick vote between Vancouver First and staying the course. And sadly, they decided to stay the course. We’re not even fans of the name Vancouver First—but we like the idea of political parties

rebranding themselves. There are just so many possibilities. New fonts, brighter colour schemes, theme songs, catchy slogans, awkward talking points incorporating the new name. We were equally disappointed when Vision Vancouver didn’t take the opportunity to change its name to Gregor Robertson’s Pools of Blue Sapphire. So come next civic election (November 2011), voters again will face the familiar decision between Vision, the NPA, the last Che Guevara-loving remnants of COPE, underfunded independents or not voting at all—which, sadly, is the most popular choice of Vancouverites.

Tragically hip

arts & entertainment

Good samaritan gaunch rockers

Is it just us, or have local media outlets turned to complete mush over the past few weeks? We really started to notice the downward spiral after enduring the daily barrage of tearstained coverage of a trial of a woman charged with impaired driving causing the death of a four-year-old girl. Sad stuff, most definitely, but exploited and squeezed for every last drop of sorrow by television news reports and daily newspapers whose prime currency is either tragedy or celebrity scandal and gossip. Then

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In a previous life as a music critic for a Victoria newspaper, we had the unpleasant task of interviewing Melvins’ frontman Buzz Osborne, who was not only aloof and cryptic in his three word answers but seemed to harbour a deep-seeded hatred towards us for wanting to write about his band’s upcoming show. Needless to say, we won’t be interviewing the man of few words and much hair prior to the seminal Pacific Northwest grunge act’s upcoming riff-soaked sludge fest. But in case you’re wondering, it’s at the Rickshaw Theatre July 5.

this week, we had to withstand the blood-onthe-wall-to-wall coverage of yet another little girl who was alleged killed by her stepfather in a gruesome manner that news outlets didn’t hesitate to mention, again and again. While both incidents are horrible and depressing and sad, we have to wonder why are they front-page stories? Why are these types of stories the most important items that news editors and news directors feel we need to know or have relevance to our lives? As the saying goes in the news business, if it bleeds, it leads. And if it’s a young child, preferably a photogenic young girl, then it leads all week long. Don’t worry, though, the morbidity cycle will soon be over. It’s summertime, and people want to feel warm and carefree. So expect plenty of fluffy how-to-dress-for-summer articles, the perfect summer soundtrack and cocktail mixes and some recycled columns about that crazy contraption known as beer-can chicken. And if you get tired of all the mindless hedonism, don’t worry. By the end of July there will be some forest fires raging somewhere in the province so audiences can get their weekly fix of danger with a side of charbroiled tragedy for good measure.


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MURCIA, SPAIN—Touring this parched, semi-arid corner of eastern Spain, two realities are inescapable. The sun rules, and water is a scarce commodity. The harshly beautiful landscape is marked by massive limestone outcrops that punctuate the clear azure sky— their steep, southern slopes rock pocked and treeless, embracing lower plantings of almonds, olives and vines. Once established, Monastrell vines thrive thanks to their ability to reach down through the chalky clay soils of the lower valleys, from which the joven or young wines are mainly produced. Complex, mineral wines are made with grapes grown on higher stony slopes, particularly on the aptly named Altiplano that joins Jumilla and Yecla regions. Winemaking here dates back 2,000 years to Roman times, while the modern industry has its roots in the arrival of French traders who came post-Phylloxera in the mid-19th century. Many older country homes still have stone tanks hewn into their rocky foundations where for generations people have stored their own wine. Monastrell from Yecla, Jumilla and Bullas is gaining ground on more familiar Tempranillo, for which more northern Rioja has become famous. Increasingly, winemakers are finding success with blends that incorporate varieties such as Syrah and Garnacha, which make sense in a climate and terroir 80 kilometres inland part way between Mediterranean and Continental regions. While this is serious red wine country, more producers are also starting to make very solid rosés. It’s the natural (and very Mediterranean) complement to foods such as octopus (pulpo), zarzuela (the Spanish equivalent to Bouillabaisse), ubiquitous jamon (ham)—and it even goes well with the simple lettuce, tomato and anchovy-stuffed-olive salad, which is lightly dressed with excellent local olive oil. While on the coast, paella is

The arid landscape of eastern Spain produces some fine rosé wines, which pair nicely with arozz conejo y caracoles—a rice dish with rabbit photos Tim Pawsey and escargots, cooked over a vine-cutting-fuelled fire. based mainly on seafood ingredients, inland the more celebrated dish is arozz conejo y caracoles, a delicious rice dish with rabbit and escargots, sometimes prepared over an open vine-cutting-fuelled fire, as at Restaurante Casa Ricardo in Raspay. Our match here is the refreshingly balanced, strawberry, raspberry and earthy ’09 Rosé (Monastrell, Syrah, Cab-Sauv, Garnacha) from Bodegas Castano (Private Wine Sellers, $15-$17). Jumilla and Yecla now produce no shortage of good rosés, suited

to less flammable B.C. barbecuing, including Olivares ’09 Rosé (Jumilla, $13.99), with vibrant red berry notes, fresh and fruity with moderate acidity that makes it the perfect summer sipper (B.C. Liquor Stores, $13.99). Hopefully, some savvy importer will also latch onto the week’s bargain taste, the well-made budget-priced Estio Rosé ’09, from the region’s largest producer La Purisima Cooperative, which should be hitting shelves at under $10, but isn’t—yet. info@hiredbelly.com


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Memoir documents unlikely journey from Vegas strip to Downtown Eastside

With his jumpsuit retired, Elvis impersonator sings new tune State of the Arts with Cheryl Rossi

If you met Morris Bates in the Downtown Eastside today, you’d never guess the rounded 60-year-old with the incredibly hoarse voice impersonated Elvis Presley on the Las Vegas strip for seven years. Bates went from an early childhood with no indoor plumbing to become the second longest running performer in Las Vegas, to warning youth against drugs and life in the Downtown Eastside. Now Bates has co-written a detailed memoir, Morris as Elvis, with Jim Brown, that glosses over the sex, drugs and gambling that surely accompanied decades of touring and performing on the Vegas strip. “I didn’t think that people needed another book telling that type of situation. There’s more of them coming all the time,” Bates said on the phone from his home in Mission. “I wanted a feel-good book… I wanted to say that there’s more to life than maybe waiting for a welfare cheque.” Many key moments in Bates’s life centre on the Williams Lake Stampede. His biological mother left him outside in a baby carriage so she could patronize a bar during Stampede time, motivating his aunt and uncle to raise him. Bates got his first gig in his mid-teens at the Stampede when the bass player of the band meant to play between calf-roping events didn’t show because he’d partied too hard the night before and Bates responded to a call for a bass player over the P.A. Yesterday, Bates was to leave for the Stampede to sign his book. Bates’s family is from the Sugar Cane Reserve near Williams Lake. But to prevent him

After years impersonating Elvis Presley, Morris Bates focuses his talents on counselling native youth on the dangers of addiction and life in the Downtown Eastside. photo Dan Toulgoet from having to attend a residential school, his parents moved the family to Washington State where Bates attended grades 5 to 10. He first picked up the bass guitar in the rec room of the private Catholic boarding school he attended for grades 11 and 12 in Prince George. After his impromptu gig at the Williams Lake Stampede, he toured with rodeo bands the summer of 1968, and didn’t return to school until October. After graduating, Bates got a job with Pacific Great Eastern Railway, now BC Rail. “I thought my life was ending right there,” Bates said. So he packed up and moved to Prince Rupert where a carousing player left a gap in a gig, and again Bates saved the show by stepping in. In 1969, he moved to Vancouver and started playing in bands on “skid row.” Then he toured, playing mostly in Alberta

where laws required every establishment selling liquor to feature entertainment. Between bands, Bates, who would sing to give the frontman a break, discovered he had a knack for Elvis tunes and subsequently started belting them out on the road. Ann Wilson from the band Heart told him he could turn his Elvis act into gold in the U.S. and Bates heeded her advice. By 1975 he had a full-blown Elvis act and his sights on Vegas. He had suits custommade, including a white eagle cape that’s now exhibited at a museum in Williams Lake. Before he could head south, Bates knew he had to break Vancouver’s premiere nightclub, the Cave. He refused to play smaller local venues then because he didn’t want to be pigeonholed. Finally, his persistent badgering paid off and he was hired to open for Mitzi Gaynor. He made $10,000 in three nights. “The rest is history,” he said.

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Bates was performing his Elvis act in Anaheim, Calif. when The King died. But his band couldn’t hightail it to Vegas because an agent with an open option for them to tour Asia called them within 10 minutes of the news. Bates and his band toured Asia for six months, playing to 60,000 people in Jakarta, Indonesia in just four nights. Finally in Vegas, Bates played Elvis on the strip non-stop for years, the second-longest running act next to Wayne Newton. Bates appeared on The Merv Griffin Show in 1978, was interviewed by Geraldo Rivera for 20/20 and was featured in a BBC documentary. But a decade later, pushing 40 and expecting a child, Bates wanted a change of career. “You could say the jumpsuits started to get a little tight on me,” he said. First he tried running a karaoke business, then Bates worked as a Vancouver police native liaison and a specialized victim assistance worker, a role he played for 10 years, even assisting families of alleged victims of Robert William Pickton in a tent outside Pickton’s farm for a year. When police began directing more resources into crime prevention in the mid 1990s, Bates helped develop Reality Check for Indigenous People, which shows youth from Native bands the harsh realities that can exist on the Downtown Eastside. He continues to provide presentations to youth today. Bates had to borrow an electric acoustic guitar for his recent reading and performance at the Vancouver library, and he stayed up until 2 a.m. the night before finding the right key for “In the Ghetto.” “I hadn’t performed professionally for 20 years, and I don’t sit around singing Elvis songs,” he said. “It feels good again.” Bates will perform and sign copies of Morris as Elvis at the Carnegie Community Centre at Main and Hastings July 23, 6 p.m. crossi@vancourier.com

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General Employment

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must have experience in plumbing, electrical, lighting, painting and flooring. BLENHEIM LODGE 3263 Blenheim St., Vancouver, BC V6L 2X7 Fax (604)732-7316 Email: reception@blenheimlodge.org No phone calls please.

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HEADQUARTER seeking Retail Buyer. $17hr/ 40 hr wk. Must have: compl. highschool & sev. yrs of exp, Fluency in English & Spanish. e-resume: ricardo@headquarterstore.com

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 ZIMMER AUTOGROUP Growing multi-line automotive dealership in Kamloops, B.C. has career opportunities for 4 highly qualified individuals. •Parts Manager - Multi-Line •Parts Person - Multi-Line •Body Shop Manager- Multi-Line •Sales Manager - MercedesBenz The successful candidates will have a minimum of 2 years related and/or management experience, have a proven ability to lead and motivate a team, and have a solid record of previous achievements. These positions all provide excellent pay and benefits packages. Only qualityconscious team players need apply. Send Resume Attention: Darla Zimmer, dzimmer@zimmerautosport.com 685 Notre Dame Dr., Kamloops, BC. V2C 5N7

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Education

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PAINTER/ FOREMAN needed for permanent position.

5+ yrs experience in high end interior painting, with specialization including wood graining, faux finishing, decorative plasters, and murals. Work locations in West Vancouver & Lower Mainland. Salary is $18 - $24 hourly, depending on experience. Vacation time as per Statute. Brian L. King Professional Painted Finishes Ltd., Delta BC. www.brianlking.com Reply to ppfltd@telus.net.

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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

F/T CHEFS, 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

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Education

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Medical/Dental

MEDICAL OFFICE TRAINEES NEEDED! Doctors & Hospitals need Medical Administrative & Medical Office staff! No Experience? Need Training? Local Training & Job Placement is also available

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Office Personnel

FULL TIME PERSONAL OFFICE ASSISTANT For Realtor in Burnaby office. ● must be highly organized ● computer literate ● excellent phone skills ● fluent in oral & written English ● starting wage $13 per/hr. Please fax resume to 604-929-5235 or email to: sor@istar.ca

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Management

LEAD HAND REQUIRED

For a very busy Fish processing plant. Attractive salary and benefits. Fax resume to:

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Trades/Technical

Cedar Shake ROOFERS (EXP) for work in the Lower Mainland. Excellent pay & benefits. Own transportation. Call 604-946-4333 Fax: 946-3605 or Email to: samrabrosroofingltd@hotmail.com

Unison Windows & Doors Inc. F/T skilled Carpenter: Joiner/ Millwork. 3-5 yrs. exp. in building custom wood windows/doors in North Van. $23.60/hr. + ext. health benefits. Call Jim, 604-980-6000, Fax: 604-980-6393 or email: jim@unisonwindows.com www.unisonwindows.com

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Music/Theatre/ Dance

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HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best Price, Best Quality. All Shapes & Colors Available. Call 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.ca

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Cats

CATS. Fixed - male and female rescued cats. Free to good, n/s indoor homes only. 604-513-9310 ORANGE TABBY kittens, ready now, mixed kittens ready July 5th, $100 each. 778-344-7553

MATTRESS FOAM, very good cond, paid $210 sell for $50. 604-436-2813 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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Furniture

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Dogs

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Wanted to Buy

CUTLERY SET made by International China - pattern is called Heartland. If you have any pieces please give me a call at 604-217-0262.

AM PITBULL pups, blue/seal bluenose, 4 wks vet checked 1st vac $700-$1000. 604-721-6649

Golden Retriever Pups, 7wks old, vet✔ family raised, ready to go. $550 604-793-5185

PITT BULLS, 3 boy, 7 girls, ready now, can view parents. Call for history. $350 obo. 604-504-0738

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LAB SILVER / Charcoal PUPS, PB RARE! vet chd, social, quiet temp. $950. Chwk 778-549-8621

Dogs

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GERMAN SHEPHERD pups for sale 8 weeks old CKC Reg. shots and vet check micro chip. Working and show & Family pets. $1000.00 604-512-3310

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


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BUSINESSES FOR SALE

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Condos/ Townhouses

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Langley/ Aldergrove

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Real Estate Investment

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Sunshine Coast

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Legal/Public Notices

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Re:The estate of TADAYUKI MASAGO, deceased, formerly of #500 - 57th Avenue West, Vancouver, British Columbia V6P 6E8. Creditors and others having claims against the estate of TADAYUKI MASAGO are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to Ronan Reinart at Suite 201 - 1367 West Broadway, British Columbia, V6H 4A7, on or before July 30, 2010, after which date the executor will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the executor then has notice.

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Re: The estate of Sabine Maria Brennenstuhl, also known as Sabine M. Brennenstuhl, Sabine Brennenstuhl, Sabina Maria Brennenstuhl, Sabina M. Brennenstuhl, Sabina Brennenstuhl and Sabina Rodenberg deceased, formerly of 212A-618 Larkin Drive, Vancouver, British Columbia. Creditors and others having claims against the estate of Sabine Maria Brennenstuhl are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the Solicitor for the Estate, Robert J. Bryshun, at Salloum Watts, 200-1455 Ellis Street, Kelowna, B.C., V1Y 2A3 on or before July 23, after which date the executor will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard only to the claims of which the executor then has notice. NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS MARLIES ANNA PATERSON also known as MARLIES ENNA PATERSON also known as MARLIES PATERSON fomerly of of 2099 132A Street, Surrey B.C. Deceased, who died on August 18, 2009 are hereby required to send the particulars thereof to the Adminstrator at C/O Karle Foli, C.A., #695-1285 West Broadway, Vancouver, B.C., V6H 3X8, on or before July 26, 2010, after which date the Administrator will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it having regard to the claims of which the administrator then has notice.

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Apt/Condos

Concrete

A. FOUNDATIONS, Retaining walls, Stairs, Driveways, Sidewalks. Any concrete project. We also do all types of block, & stone work. Free ests. Basile 604-617-5813 Tom 604-690-3316 Concrete Specialist. Driveways, sidewalks, exposed aggregate & patios. Santino 604.254.5551 L & L CONCRETE. All types: Stamped, Waterproofing, Wash & Sealing Larry 778-882-0098

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Computer Services

Computer REPAIR: PC, Internet, Network, Home/Office maint. Ink & Toner. •Simon •604-999-0815

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Houses - Rent

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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

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Cancer June 21-July 22: Your energy, charisma and effectiveness ride high! Pursue career, prestige or business objectives Sunday/Monday. Monday night through Wednesday, happiness, optimism, popularity, social delights and flirtations visit! You might meet a “destined friend” this week or next, who could become a mate. Avoid illusion wafted by a suave, slinky or glamorous person Thursday/Friday – a talkative, nervous, or “precise” type is true blue, honest and helpful. A significant sexual or financial decision might be involved. Saturday has an early problem, then success, energy and great money/career ideas!

Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: Be ambitious – work with a new project, idea or impulse, rather than anything that emerged over the last two weeks. (A project or goal that existed before August last year is also viable – a major interruption has hindered this goal. This obstacle is slowly ending, though it might linger to March 2011.) Talk about a career goal: a Gemini, an Aries understand. This week’s exciting, sexual, whispers of love – but remain cautious about new romances, relationships, as “marriage” is not part (or a good part) of any new link. Invest Tuesday. Bright friend, bright love Friday!

Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Relationships remain most important. Some are approaching the end of a phase, particularly those involving large money or intimacy – there will be a new phase soon. It’s like the dip in a wave. During this dip the best you’ll get is deception. So let those two matters (sex, money) take a breather – next Monday (July 12) onward, they’ll surge again, luckily! Sunday/Monday emphasize home, family, endings, peace. Monday night through Wednesday triggers romance, beauty, pleasure, creative urges. Tackle chores Thursday/Friday – success very likely. Lie low Saturday morning; seek others this p.m.

Taurus April 20-May 20: Soon – next week – you’re going to enjoy some really solid advance in love, with creative or pleasure projects, and with relationships generally. So in these specific areas, be content to maintain a holding pattern this week. In a broader view, communication, travel and friendly relationships progress in a good way this week – in fact, in one case, this might be your last chance for a while to contact someone. Do so. Lie low, rest Sunday/Monday. Your energy and charisma surge nicely Monday night through Wednesday. Chase money, or study an inventive investment, Thursday/Friday.

Leo July 23-Aug. 22: Continue to lie low, observe, plan, replenish your energy reserves. Deal with government agencies, charities, institutions and your own head office. Sunday/Monday bring a mellow, understanding mood. Be ambitious Monday night to Wednesday — the only thing you have to avoid is a smattering of illusion or wishful thinking Wednesday p.m. (Anxiety and wishing are two sides of the same urge.) The same advice holds, more so, Thursday, when you might dream unrealistically about someone, and they about you. Otherwise, Thursday/Friday are happy, upbeat! Retreat Saturday, especially this morning.

Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: This week contains opposition and opportunity. Sunday/Monday are for chores, drudgery – get it over with. Exciting meetings arrive Monday night to Wednesday: be diplomatic, eager, refuse to fight. Illusion (or anxiety) about the firmness of the ground you stand on is your only Achilles heel mid-week, especially Wednesday and Thursday. If you’re realistic about this, you can land a deal, grab an opportunity, even trip the love fantastic! Thursday/Friday steer you into depths (finances, sex, health, etc.): a Gemini or Virgo proves a great “guide” here. Saturday, wait for p.m. happiness.

Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Work, health and drudgery – these come every July, Aquarius, so just plug away. Sunday/Monday feature details, paperwork, errands, travel, communications and friendly meetings. Take a rest, or tackle home-based chores Tuesday/Wednesday. Tuesday’s ideas or urges involving investments, debt reduction, intimacy or lifestyle changes are quite workable. Romance beckons Thursday/Friday – so do pleasure, beauty, creative and gambling urges. But in these, deception lurks Thursday (you could be the deceiver) – Friday, clarity and a talkative person bring brightness! Caution Saturday morn.

Gemini May 21-June 20: Chase money, buy/sell, increase your earnings, seek a pay raise, etc. One money project – and one relationship – is winding down. (Not a big deal.) An atmosphere of friction continues in the home. If you live alone, watch your telephone voice at home. Continue to study good and workable plans/ wishes involving real estate, construction, gardening, or similar matters. Next week through early August luck enters, perhaps bringing the opportunity to step toward those goals. However, DON’T move into a new home, nor buy a family home, before July 30: you would experience much friction there.

Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Your popularity remains high – but you might almost defeat it by frowning, being attracted to the secretive, the sexual over the friendly. Best approach: dig deeply and definitely into a financial step, a lifestyle-changing project, or a bid for intimacy; but step out of this, quickly and firmly, to greet your friends, make friends, enjoy entertainment, etc. For three weeks, keep these two good, lucky sides of your life separate. Pursue the “deep” side Sunday/Monday, Tuesday night, and Saturday p.m. Sweet wisdom, gentle love Tuesday/Wednesday. Be ambitious, social, Thursday/Friday.

Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Sunday/Monday are romantic – but friction or ambition might make the dream better than the reality. Still, enjoy yourself. Tackle chores Monday night to Wednesday. It’s a good time to look for work if you’re unemployed. Exciting meetings and partnership opportunities could arise Thursday/Friday. A showy but elusive person could steer you wrong, while a precise or talkative individual will befriend you. Be careful Saturday morning: everything’s at the wrong angle. This p.m., the main trend of this week succeeds: mystery, finances, investigation, intimacy, commitment – make one!

Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: Love, romance, beauty, pleasure, vacation, charming kids, creative and gambling urges all flow through you now! Married or single, you’re dealing with someone June/July (hopefully your mate!) who’s feisty, determined, who exudes sexual energy.This link will move from talkative to affectionate, nervous to sweet, soon. In business, a money-earning partnership is possible. In any case, be diplomatic but seductive. Illusion haunts your work sphere, so buy no machinery, and no employment “promises.” Chase money Sunday/ Monday. Home, rest, Thursday/Friday. Everything in the first sentence July 10! timstephens@shaw.ca • Reading: 416-686-5014

Aries March 21 - April 19: The accent continues on rest, hibernation, nutrition, children, Mother Nature, gardening, property and residence, and on ending some matters and relationships, and nurturing others, especially Sunday/Monday and Saturday. Chuck the unworkable or stale. We all start projects and relationships that don’t work. Your energy’s good Sunday/Monday. Chase money, earnings, buy/sell Monday eve to Wednesday. Avoid illusion. Casual friends, siblings, trips, communications go splendidly Thursday/Friday – but question yourself if you start feeling sweet romantic vibes. Saturday: one goes, another comes.


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8140

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8150

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8180

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8175

Masonry

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8195

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In Europe and even more so in China, the Buick brand is recognized as a maker of premium luxury class automobiles and the LaCrosse was also designed and developed with these markets in mind. In entry level form, it would compete with well-equipped versions of the Toyota Camry or Honda Accord, yet a top-end LaCrosse is more likely to be cross-shopped against a Lexus ES350 or an Acura TL.

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started with the stiffest sedan platform that GM has ever produced. So there’s also a payoff for owners who enjoy being behind the steering wheel and an all-wheel-drive version with an electronic limited-slip differential is a new edition to the line. The LaCrosse comes in CX, CXL, CXL awd and CXS trim levels. All three engine offerings are high-efficiency designs with direct-injection fuel. A 2.4-litre, four-cylinder is a new base engine in CX, a 3.0-litre V6 is standard on CXL. The CXS uses the same 3.6-litre direct-injection V6 that powers the Cadillac CTS. All come with a six-speed automatic transmission. Drive goes to the front wheels of the LaCrosse and interestingly the larger 3.6 litre V6 engine achieves slightly better fuel economy than the 3.0 litre V6. It was also the engine in my test LaCrosse CXS, which came with a number of options that upped its total price to $47,220. Inexpensive it’s not, but good value when you hear what’s included in that price. To start with, the sport-minded CXS trim level adds a real-time active-dampening suspension; perforated, leather-appointed, heated Continued next page

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ever, may find it difficult to see out the side windows, because of its high door design. Safety—In addition to a full airbag package, the LaCrosse has the StabiliTrak electronic stability control system, traction control and a four-channel anti-lock braking system. Its OnStar system also has automatic crash-response feature that comes free for a year. A collapsible brake pedal system is a unique standard feature and the optional headup instrument display helps keep a driver’s eyes focused on the road ahead. Pe r f o r m a n c e — W h e n pushed, the 3.6-litre engine can provide a big dose of acceleration punch and will get the LaCrosse to 100 kilometres per hour in less than eight seconds, and it sounds good doing it too. In manual mode, a rev limiter kicks in at about 7,000 rpm and it doesn’t upshift the transmission. The steering feel is on the light side, especially at low vehicle speeds. Its straightline centering action could be more positive and there’s a hint of some associated torque steer on hard acceleration. The ride, on the other hand, is excellent—supple and soft but not bouncy, as the LaCrosse literally glides along the road. Cabin quietness is also exceptionally good. Buick’s Quiet Tuning sound control initiatives include use of acoustic glass, triple door seals, acoustic mats and extensive use of sound-deadening materials. Hydraulic bushings also help isolate engine and suspension

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Continued from page 26 and ventilated seats, chromeplated wheels, a 120-volt power outlet, a heated steering wheel, a power rear sunshade, keyless ignition, rear parking assist and the 3.6 litre V6 engine to what’s included with the CXL trim. Ours then came with an additional “driver confidence package” ($1,550) that included active Xenon headlights and a heads-up instrument display. A “touring package” ($895) that added 19-inch wheels, a sport mode on the transmission and suspension upgrades. Rear seat air-bags ($415) and a “navigation package” ($3,465) that included a backup camera and an audio upgrade were also included in the total price. Production of the new LaCrosse was moved to Kansas from Ontario. The 3.6-litre engine, however, is made in Canada. Design—It’s a sweeping, fluid exterior design that also includes traditional Buick heritage styling cues. Up front there’s the iconic waterfall front grill and Buick’s signature side portholes have been moved to a new hood location. The body belt line is high and it rises to the rear, which makes its rear side windows long and narrow. From a side view, it’s a coupe-like design with a low (0.33 Cd) coefficient of drag, yet the LaCrosse is a surprisingly roomy car on the inside. The base chassis work was done in Germany using an adapted a version of the Opel Insignia platform. Interior—A spacious, comfortable and inclusive interior ambience is achieved with a flowing dash design that arcs around the cabin and wraps into the door panels. It’s an elegant upscale interior with double-stitched leather upholstery seams and tasteful use of chrome and wood trim. The technology onslaught was very impressive: keyless entry, a push button engine start, an electric park brake, heated and cool air ventilated front seats, a heads-up display and it even had a heated steering wheel. While hard to find fault, more storage spots to put stuff in and around the console would be nice. The pocketstyle front door pull is on the small side and could be easier to grab. The door was also very easy to swing out fully, which made it a stretch to retrieve. No complaints about the rear passenger space—it’s excellent. Well supported and comfortable seats with tall seatbacks. Smaller kids, how-

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