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Teen web entrepreneurs raising company profile Naoibh O’Connor Staff writer

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tall and lanky William Zhou climbs up the squeaky, carpeted staircase of an aging Richards Street building near Hastings until he reaches the third floor where it opens into a bright, contemporary office space. An exposed brick wall provides a stylish backdrop for a small seating area to the right. A bookshelf, stocked with computer, marketing and finance texts, is positioned near a compact coffee station. Zhou passes the reception desk on the left and heads into a sparsely decorated meeting room where his business partner, David Kim, quietly types on a MacBook. A cracked-open window does little to cool the space on this warm July morning. The pair seems nonetheless relaxed despite working on details of a key web application for their business, Design Vetica, before Zhou leaves for China on vacation. They launched the web design and media production company in early 2009. It’s already created websites for local businesses and charitable organizations. Silicon Valley venture capitalist and popular blogger Guy Kawasaki—one of the Apple employees responsible for marketing the Macintosh in 1984—tweeted about the duo last February after reading a blog entry about them. More recently, the company landed a job designing the website for Internet entrepreneur and blogger Jason Calacanis’s Launch Conference next year. Designing the website is a major coup. While Zhou and Kim aren’t being paid, they hope to be compensated in exposure. The company’s profile is slowly emerging in the lucrative tech world thanks to the cofounders’ ingenuity and hard work, which is all the more notable given they’re teenagers living at home. They started the business

Point Grey secondary teacher Michael Enns was impressed by the business acumen of students William Zhou and David Kim. photo Dan Toulgoet while attending Point Grey secondary. Kim, 17, enters Grade 12 this September. Zhou, 18, graduated in June and heads to University of Waterloo to study computer science next month. The small business, which expanded this summer, employs three staff—all 20 or under. The two teenaged owners embody an enviable combination of youth, intellect, ambition and self-confidence as they sit at a board table at The Network Hub, a shared office in downtown Vancouver where Design Vetica rents space during summer months. “I know a lot of students who want to start a company, who are totally capable of doing it, but people are telling them not

to,” Zhou says. “They’re almost at the edge [of starting] but people are saying, ‘OK you want to start this but what you should really be doing is studying and going to university and taking a job from there.’ It’s almost like the traditional thinking.” The traditional route to corporate success doesn’t appeal to either of them. “That would take too long,” Kim says from behind his laptop.

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hou was born in Beijing where his interest in computers surfaced thanks to tech-friendly parents and grandparents. His father bought a personal computer in the late 1990s. “That’s the first time I touched a computer at home. I kind of fell in love

with it and I took a lot of courses back in China,” recalls Zhou, who moved to Vancouver in his pre-teens. “Of course when I started using it, it was strictly for games, but now I’ve just found so many possibilities. We’re starting a business based on computers because it kind of leveled the playing field for people like us who are young.” Kim, the quieter of the two, works on his computer while fielding an occasional question. His youthful appearance is hard to reconcile with his businessman status, but age is increasingly irrelevant in a world where teenagers are the most at ease with the dizzying pace of technological advances. Kim acknowledges more companies are looking for young talent who are on the cutting edge of the industry. The partners’ business relationship has its origins in Grade 10 IT class. Zhou had built a student discussion forum for the high school’s website and the principal later asked him to redesign the entire site. Zhou enlisted the handful of gifted tech students from the school and the administration created a web design course so they could get credit for the assignment. Zhou led the class with teacher/supervisor Michael Enns. “Basically, in a short period of time, he learned how to use an operating system that he wasn’t familiar with and designed a website with some help from some other guys, but he was really the go-to guy,” recalls Enns, who was impressed by the teens’ business acumen. “They know all about process, hierarchy, chains of command, ways of doing things. When we were building the web page, they would introduce me to programs on the Internet so that you’d post what jobs you’re doing and stuff like that. Continued on page 5

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Continued from page 4 “William, in particular, is totally into the business [side] and the flow of information,” says Enns. “I’ve never seen anybody who thinks that way—definitely not a student. I’m not a business teacher, so maybe these kids are out there, but it was a pretty unique experience for me to work with them.” Enns witnessed the two playing off each other’s strengths and describes Kim as “a very calm, cerebral, intelligent young man” who served as the perfect counterpoint to Zhou’s “go-getter” attitude. “What makes William so productive is he doesn’t see anything as an obstacle because he feels like there’s always an answer to everything on the Internet. He just knows how to access information in a way that, being around him, I’ve learned.” Enns suspects their age may present difficulties for some clients reticent to work with teenagers, but conversely they don’t have to deal with financial responsibilities most business people face. “Being youthful, you’re living at home. You don’t have any real overhead, you don’t need to make $40,000 that year to pay for your rent and your food, so that way they can establish themselves and slowly grow.”

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rowth was at the heart of Design Vetica’s business objectives this summer. They expanding the team to include developer Michael Norton, 20, Colorado-based designer Carson Kahn, 17, and project manager Michelle Pham, a 16-year-old Sir Winston Churchill student. Zhou and Kim also focused on a web application called Draftboard. It’s

Zhou, meanwhile, continues to brush up on the mechanics of running a company. A day earlier, he attended a payroll seminar. Financial matters, however, are secondary to the technical and practical knowledge they’re acquiring from the venture. “It wasn’t like, OK we’re going to make x amount of dollars in x amount of time. We didn’t do it as a moneymaking [scheme]. We wanted to create this group as a company and half way we kind of blurted out, ‘Let’s have an office.’ Not to sound cheesy, but ‘Just do it’ actually makes sense,” explains Zhou, while acknowledging at their age they can afford to, and want to, take risks. “Right now a lot of us are in it for the experience, so money’s almost a bonus.”

T Minna Van helped launch The Network Hub to meet the demands and challenges photo Dan Toulgoet of young entrepreneurs. expected to keep their company afloat when they return to school and are forced to scale down projects. Draftboard allows clients to log in and view mockups of sites. If clients want something changed, they can annotate the specific area with a comment such as “Please change the colour.” Ultimately, Design Vetica envisions 500 paying users for the application monthly. “In terms of services, there’s only so many hours in the day we can provide service. That’s why we came up with [Draft-

board]. That’s pretty much our next step to elevate our status,” Kim explains. They’re also working on a website for UBC and with a variety of other clients, but “corporate sustainability,” as Kim calls it, is important too. The team is developing a website for the local Red Cross office in the refugee claimants area. They’re being paid and are donating the money back to the charity. Previously, they produced an International Women’s Day web page for Amnesty International on a sponsorship basis.

heir attitude doesn’t surprise Catherine Swift, chairwoman, president and CEO of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business. Toronto-based Swift suspects Zhou and Kim are much more driven than average teens and likely have a higher independence streak—both common traits in entrepreneurs. “There’s a lot of research on entrepreneurs, in general, that shows it’s the self-reliance and the desire for independence that drives them. It’s not even money. Money is never in the top 10 motivations of entrepreneurs. It also tends to be the desire to make a difference in some way. We all have to make money, obviously, but the people that think [entrepreneurs] are just blindly pursuing the almighty dollar—it’s not true. It’s all these other almost intangibles—their happiness, being proud of doing something for themselves, being in control of their own lives.” Continued on page 6

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threesome opened The Network Hub, partly in recognition of challenges facing young entrepreneurs. “As a young person, it was really hard to rent space. You need credit, you need to go through an application process, you need lots of references, but if you’re in high school what reference can you really get? [Do you say] ‘Mom, tell them what a really great child I was,’” laughs Van. (Zhou and Kim encountered similar obstacles while arranging a corporate bank account—a parent had to sign for them initially. They’ve since incorporated their business and opened a business account on their own.) When Van, who put herself through university, launched her business a decade ago, she had to turn down clients because of her high school schedule. “A lot of times I had to hide under the table [and talk]. Clients might hire you because you’re young, but they aren’t aware that you’re still in school, so there are a lot of challenges. Today, you have email, which is great—clients email you or there’s management software where they enter in their opinion, but in my day people would call you up during class… I was constantly either running to the washroom or hiding in the back [of the classroom] trying to answer my phone. I usually had to pretend I was in the library,” she explains, laughing at the memory. “That was the reason I loved the Design Vetica kids because I know what a struggle it is to start your own business while you’re that young in school. While you’re in school, especially high school, it’s a

completely different ballgame. Your schedule is so fixed, so structured.” Although young entrepreneurs aren’t unusual, Van considers Zhou and Kim unique because they “had their stuff together.” When they showed up at The Network Hub, they had existing clients. “The difference between them and other high school entrepreneurs, for me, is their mentality. They think of themselves as a full-on business with responsibility, with accountability to clients, whereas there might be some that are just starting out, but are less aware or they don’t take it as seriously,” she says. “They’re way better than me— they’re so much smarter. They’re so much more nimble, so much more efficient, so much brighter. They’re so good at marketing. I would never have thought to approach a newspaper. I was hiding in my basement doing my work.” Work is something the pair won’t be able to escape if Design Vetica is to become a financial success, although Van says youth is on their side. “The kind of world they exist in, and to a certain extent I exist in, is the kind of world where people are willing to stay up 48 hours to code, to program, to launch anything. That’s how intense and anxiety-driven this industry is. You miss a day and you feel like you’ve missed a lot.” Entrepreneurship, however, is more of a calling than a career, according to Van. “It’s just something you need to do. You need to get it out there like a musician needs to write or play a song. An entrepreneur needs to start a business. I don’t even think we say it’s a business. It’s an outlet. It’s the same thing with The Hub. We didn’t think about it as a business, we thought of it as a necessity. We needed to do it, otherwise we would have just died with regret.” noconnor@vancourier.com


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Arts community rallies behind gallery/music venue Naoibh O’Connor Staff writer

Main Street’s Little Mountain Gallery is optimistic its doors will remain open just weeks after a city inspector warned it was hosting events contrary to its business licence. The gallery, at 195 East 26th, opened more than four years ago and has regularly leased the space to artists and musicians for more than two years. Artists staged “small, affordable, alcohol-free, all-ages” shows that ended by 10 p.m., according to Little Mountain. Proceeds from those events helped pay the gallery’s rent. It doesn’t have paid staff and is run by volunteers. But someone complained about the shows, which sparked a visit from a city inspector who told the gallery it would have to stop the shows unless it could get the appropriate approvals since it’s only licenced as a retail art gallery. Volunteers worried that signaled the end of gallery and an important space for artists to perform. They met with Vision Vancouver Coun. Heather Deal and staff in the city’s cultural planning department.

“We are currently working with the city to make Little Mountain a legitimate space,” explained artist Ehren Salazar who helps run the gallery. “This includes applying for a cultural infrastructure grant. If awarded the grant, we will use the funds allocated to renovate and improve the space.” Salazar said Little Mountain received more than 200 letters of support from musicians, artists, local businesses, theatre companies, record labels and neighbourhood residents. The gallery now hosts most of its concerts at Nyala, a neighbouring restaurant. “They have agreed to help us out until we can move all of our shows back to Little Mountain,” Salazar said. “We are trying to limit music shows at the gallery space to weekends, with occasional shows consisting of quieter acts still occurring at the space once in a while. We will still be hosting visual art exhibits and theatrical companies.” Salazar said it’s important to him that the gallery is respectful to neighbourhood concerns. He is encouraged by the city’s response to the situation and believes the outcome will be good for the gallery.

“We’re feeling more positive about the situation than we were two or three weeks ago, but the space is still in limbo until we sort out some of our current issues with the city,” Salazar said. “City hall expects us to move forward on the initiatives we have discussed with them. Completing our grant proposal is our number one priority. Little Mountain Gallery is committed to becoming a recognized legitimate space for all-ages music and arts events in Vancouver.” The Courier could not reach a spokesperson from the city’s cultural planning department by press deadline. But the department is in the midst of a review of regulations concerning live performance venues. The intent is to update and modernize regulations to help venues operate more easily within city guidelines. Little Mountain Gallery is featuring Alex Cieslik’s new exhibit “Outside Access, which opens at the gallery Aug. 12. It’s also having an all-ages benefit concert at the Rickshaw Theatre between 7 p.m. and midnight, Aug. 13. Proceeds go towards helping the gallery remain open. noconnor@vancourier.com

Ehren Salazar, operator of Little Mountain Gallery on East 26th, said the gallery received more than 200 letters of support from the community. photo Dan Toulgoet

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The Jimi Hendrix Shrine & Museum, at the corner of Main and Union, is an oddball, homespun tribute to a rock-music icon. Housed in an orange-painted brick building behind a student hostel, the museum contains photos and memorabilia of the guitarist and singer, who died in 1970 at age 27. Outside, visitors can enjoy the “shrine,” a gazebo area laid out on Astroturf with potted flowers and a view of the noisy back lane. As it stands, this amateur museum is the only reminder of Hogan’s Alley, home to Vancouver’s small, but significant black population whose men worked as porters in the nearby train station. The Hendrix Museum building was once part of Vie’s Chicken and Steak House, a neighbourhood institution that employed Hendrix’s grandmother, Nora. “Hogan’s Alley was a mixed, immigrant neighbourhood with Italian, blacks and Asians,” Wayde Compton tells me outside the Georgia and Dunsmuir street viaducts. “It wasn’t so much where every black person in the city lived, but the community locus. The church was here, as were chicken houses like Vie’s.” A rough, working-class area, Hogan’s Alley was demolished in 1967 to build the viaducts, part of an ill-considered plan by an NPA-led city council to construct an eight-lane freeway through Strathcona. “The idea was to gear the city to the car and people living in the suburbs,” says Compton, a poet and essayist who’s fought for a memorial to this lost community. “The NPA did this in an era before consultation. When they released their plans in 1967, people were horrified.” After a rancorous debate, a neighbourhood

kevinchong group that included Mike Harcourt successfully blocked the freeway but not the viaducts, whose fate is now under study by city council. “The viaducts were part of a plan that was rejected. They now consume four city blocks and the legacy of the black community that was obliterated,” says Vision Vancouver Coun. Geoff Meggs. “Are they a positive part of the future, or will they hold us back?” Presently, the viaducts serve as a monument to the folly of “urban removal,” a movement that was perceptively nicknamed “Negro removal” in the States. Already, some notable figures in the city, including architect Bing Thom, have advocated for the dismantling of these roadways. Their proposals include the creation of a park space built on the existing bridge, like Manhattan’s High Line, or the construction of a new residential area on the city-owned land for approximately 7,200 new residents. Compton and I walk up Union Street, oppo-

site the viaduct on-ramp. As we pass the V6A condo development behind the Hendrix Museum, he points to the cobbles from the original neighbourhood’s streets that have been exposed by the construction site. “I think we need more social housing. People are being priced out of the city,” he says. “The fear is that we’ll see more gentrification; in that case, it should be left alone.” According to Compton, plans for a Hogan’s Alley Memorial are finally underway. I suggest to him a more fitting tribute would be to design another mixed neighbourhood in its place, one in which people of different ethnicities and incomes can co-exist. Today, the different demographics of the city—singles and families, poor and rich, native English speakers and people who have another first language—live too often without the daily comingling that gives a city its character, community and sense of mutual appreciation. Perhaps the solution could lie in more social housing, combined with affordable developments, like Ian Gillespie’s 60 West Cordova project, which eschews parking spots and discourages property speculation by forcing owners to reside in properties, and fill the dearth of undetached family housing in the city. The future of the viaducts could possibly reside in its past. “The lesson of those times,” Compton says about the original neighbourhood’s demolition, “is that people who live in the area should decide what happens there. They generally do what’s best for the neighbourhood.” metaquiche@hotmail.com (Allen Garr is on vacation.)

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Digital age mixed blessing for language and communication My sister was driving her daughter home from summer school when she learned that a fellow student had an “iPatch.” My sister works at a large B.C. firm doing customer support for corporate clients, and feels she always has to keep up on the latest tech terms. But she had never heard of an iPatch before. Was it some kind of system upgrade, an antivirus thing for an iPhone or iPad, perhaps? She just had to ask. “Mommmm,” said my niece, rolling her eyes, “don’t you know what an eyepatch is? It’s something you put over one eye!” Most of us can relate to this anecdote. We often feel overwhelmed by the cultural expectation to stay abreast of the latest gadget, gizmo or app. No one wants to come across as some odd bird from the manual age, parroting tech-talk without understanding it. When some kid asks how many gigaflops your Vimbliscous Boodledrive outputs through a K-9 bitwrangler, you don’t want to mumble something at your shoes about a back-order at Future Shop. There’s a big ongoing debate on whether the Internet is making us dumber or smarter. Recent books like The Shallows, You are Not a Gadget and The Dumbest Generation argue for the prosecution. For the defence, there’s… well, it’s never hard to find some seminaked geek presenting his briefs on YouTube. In any case, there’s no doubt the digital age has been a bag of mixed blessings for the English language. Any person can whip up a social networking account, but it takes a special person to confuse “repudiate” and “refute,” as Sarah Palin did on a recent Muslim-baiting “tweet.” And it takes a very special person to argue that her newly minted word, “refudiate,” was a creative construction and not a malapropism. (Take a bow, neocon shill William Kristol.) Years ago, primatologists were stunned when a chimp taught to communicate in American Sign Language spontaneously described a swan as “water bird.” Lexical elision—creating a new word by putting two different words together—was impressive for Washoe the Chimp, but less so for Sarah the Teabagger, especially since it was unintentional. With comments and links limited to 140 characters, Twitter is something close to the capability of some animals, I suspect. I’m not interested in anything the former governor of Alaska has to say, but I’d certainly check out any tweets from the legendary squawker,

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geoffolson Alex the African Grey Parrot. Unfortunately, this ex-parrot joined the choir invisible a few years ago. His trainer, Brandeis psychology professor Irene Pepperberg, shared tales of his extraordinary intelligence in her 2008 memoir, Alex and Me. Apparently Alex was creative enough to express himself through words of his own making. After he had learned the words for banana, cherry and grape, Dr. Pepperberg introduced Alex to a fourth fruit, apple. But Alex refused to say “apple,” producing a pathetic “puh” instead. He had other ideas what the fruit was, insisting on calling it a “banerry.” At one point he slowly and deliberately said “Ban-err-ee” to Pepperberg, as if he was verbally training her the same way she trained him. A linguist friend told her it sounded like Alex had created a lexical elision. “Alex might have thought the apple tasted a bit like banana. Certainly it looked like a very large cherry (it was a red apple). Banana + cherry = Banerry,” she wrote. One day the psychologist was going through exercises with Alex, getting him to identify multicoloured plastic refrigerator letters, and describe their colours. Alex, being long on smarts but short on patience, would sometimes grow bored of such strange human routines. This time he interspersed his responses with “I want a nut.” Pepperberg initially refused, wanting to complete the exercise first. Finally, Alex looked at her and slowly said, “Want a nut. Nnn…uh…tuh.” “I was stunned,” the author writes. “It was as if he were saying, ‘Hey, stupid, do I have to spell it out for you?’” Whatever went on in Alex’s bird brain, it seems far more than mimicry was involved. In another anecdote from the book, he perches by a flustered accountant and asks if she wants a nut, wants corn, wants water. Dissatisfied by the no’s, Alex asked, “Well, what do you want?” Maybe he should have asked if she wanted an iPatch. www.geoffolson.com

Vision Vancouver city councillors George Chow (left) and Kerry Jang bristled at recent CSIS allegations of Chinese influence and espionage. file photo Dan Toulgoet To the editor: Re “Letter of the Week,” Aug. 4. Some of your readers agree with CSIS henchman Richard Fadden and MP Rob Anders’s Chinese spy allegations. (One reader even said Chinese spying is ubiquitous on a global scale.) While I’m a Chinese-Canadian (being Canadian first of Chinese ancestry), I reckon myself fortunate enough to be able to immigrate to this country and became a citizen. Canada has been and still is a peaceful, peace-loving, tolerant and compassionate country in general. I admit and agree that China is now run by a totalitarian regime but this doesn’t make me detest my roots and repel anything that is associated with my Chinese ethnic background. In my opinion, Mr.Fadden’s Chinese spy

allegations sound hostile to the ChineseCanadian community and have aroused unnecessary suspicions and distrust among our citizens. Many countries, not just China, have their spies infiltrated into other countries and engaged in international espionage. Why single out China? Could it be that some Westerners don’t want to see a China on the rise and emerging as a major world power politically and economically? As for Mr. Fadden, I just can’t wait to find out the names and contents of his disclosure report of the individuals who are involved in the spy allegations. Once we found out who they are, then deal with them accordingly.

To the editor: Re: “Cut to VSB’s anti-homophobia job cruel and careless,” Aug. 6. While I agree with Tom Sandborn that cutting the hours of the Vancouver School Board’s anti-homophobia consultant was ill advised, I assure him it was a decision that was made carefully and painfully, alongside also ill-advised cuts. This was a brutal and unacceptable budget, but the minister of education made it very clear that Vancouver needed to stop funding “non-core” services and balance the inadequate budget. Walking in this year’s Pride Parade with the VSB float was indeed bittersweet knowing that we’ve made so much progress, but we still have so much further to go to free our schools of homophobia and it’s going to be more challenging than ever with the

reduction in Steve Mulligan’s hours, fewer counsellors, support workers and staff.

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We Gutted VSB budget results in anti-homophobia cut want Patti Bacchus, chair, Vancouver School Board

••• To the editor: Thank you, Tom Sandborn, for highlighting the impacts of cutting VSB’s anti-homophobia coordinator. We’re losing most of VSB’s remaining specialized supports for addressing complex challenges like homophobia. Education Minister Margaret MacDiarmid concluded that Vancouver has the resources it needs to provide a full education program. These cuts illustrate that her vision of education resembles a thin, watery gruel. Dawn Steele, Vancouver

Pride Parade celebrates human rights and glamour To the editor: Re: “Pride Parade about more than sequins and Speedos,” July 28. What a fabulous column about the Pride Parade. I was fortunate enough to still be in Vancouver while it took place and was very overwhelmed at the amount of support the same-sex communities receive in Vancouver. At a very young age my uncle passed away from

AIDS and it still has a very lasting effect on my family and myself to this day. To see such warmth and welcoming attitudes just makes me shiver all over with happiness to know that there is a lot of good change in the works. I am currently over here from Australia and even though gay and lesbian relationships are accepted to some degree I would love for us to follow in Vancouver’s foot

steps and embrace the right of people to express freely who they are a lot more. At the end of the day I hope that more awareness and education will keep making events like the Pride Parade a huge celebration of human rights, and that all of us can walk around with a bit of glamour in our step. Thank you for being proud. Holly Deacon, Thornton, Australia

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Skateboard competition grabs talent Megan Stewart Staff Writer

Vancouver skateboarders know the best spots around the city to grab, grind and generally imprint concrete and steel with a kickflip’s worth of athletic ingenuity before they dodge authorities as needed. But the city is also home to a number of legal public skate parks that draw teens, young adults and the stillgrinding Gen-Xers and other adult skaters, including some of the best on the planet. This Sunday starting at 1 p.m. on Granville Street between Robson and Smithe, some of those skaters will compete in the final installment of a cross-Canada contest where rivals are put on the spot to execute their most clean-edged and technical street-style tricks. The Lord of the Lines, sponsored by the U.S.-based Matix skate and clothing line, offers a $3,500 purse for the top finisher. Cash prizes are also on the line for the single greatest sequence of tricks. Obstacles such as a low-to-the-ground square rails and squat boxes that serve as ledges, push riders to run a perfect line with a series of faultless tricks. Guest judges include Mike Mo Capaldi and Marty Murawski. Capaldi is well known

Leifer Stieler, 16, rides a rail at the Downtown Skate Plaza. photo Dan Toulgoet for his role in a 2007 Spike Jonze production, Fully Flared, where he switch kick flips a set of stairs as they explode behind him and he’s chased by splintered two-by-fours. Filmed in slow motion with ambient jazz, the skate flick is nothing short of poetic. Leifer Stieler, 16, knows that video. So does Ethan Craig, 13, who says he watches it regularly. “It’s really sick, actually.” The street-style skating of

Fully Flared is unlike quarteror half-pipe competitions or the swimming pool-inspired bowls of ’60s-era pavement surfers. Ground-level and street-inspired skateboarding draws its form and style from the suburban and the metropolitan. In Vancouver, many of the country’s top skaters hone their urban mutiny at the Downtown Skate Plaza under the Georgia Street viaduct. Designed by entrepreneur-

ial Canadian skateboarders and built in 2004, the Plaza is reportedly the first of its kind in North America. Maintained by the park board, the street-style park replicates elements such as handrails, embankments, curbs, steps and gaps with a mash-up of industrial textures, including exposed aggregate, concrete, granite and steel—all under the sweep of the overpass. An incline made of smooth russet brick emulates a popular downtown spot that inspired the feature. Ian Twa, a 25-year-old Calgarian who has called Vancouver home for seven years and lives in Mount Pleasant with five other professional and sponsored skateboarders, finished fourth at last year’s Lord of the Lines. He will be back this weekend. “The quality of skateboarding that goes on down there [at the Plaza] is pretty mind-blowingly unreal,” said Twa, who is sponsored by DC Shoes and Affiliate. When marketers, promotional types and potential sponsors stop at the park to hawk their wares, Twa says, “Usually they just end up sitting around and watching the locals.” See www.LordOfTheLines. ca for event information. mstewart@vancourier.com

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At this weekend’s Anime Evolution convention at the University of B.C., casual and hardcore games will compete in a new tournament-style battle called The Gauntlet. And according to convention spokesperson Gregory Neher, the buzz is all about the tournament’s grand prize. “The winner gets their name on a trophy made from an old Nintendo power glove,” said Neher. “The gamers are going crazy over it.” Anime Evolution brings together fans of Asian, and in particular Japanese, animation, manga comic books, film music and video games. It showcases the works of Canadian and international artists and the schedule includes Q&A events as well as workshops featuring voice actors, directors, artists, animators, comic book publishers and game developers. Started in 2002, it was preceded by smaller gatherings held by fans of animation subcultures of one genre or another, according to Neher. Another new event this year is an area dubbed the Villa, an entire building where more than 100 artists and dealers will display their work and wares. It will also house rooms dedicated to creative workshops and academic panels. But not all of those workshops and panels are for the academically inclined. Sunday afternoon sees the workshop Zapp Brannigan’s Guide to Women, based on a fictional 25-star general from the animated series Futurama who has a reputation for having an ego as large as the galaxy. Coincidently, Neher plans to dress as Brannigan for various events over the course of the weekend. Another conference receiving a lot of attention is the Lolita fashion show Friday,

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Summer festival touts natural crafted beer Cheryl Rossi

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A local beer-drinking club with a mission has grown from two dozen to more than 300 members in the past nine years. The Campaign for Real Ale Vancouver, or CAMRA Vancouver, is an independent consumer organization committed to the proliferation of craft beer. Last weekend, 20 members bused to Big Ridge Brewing Co. in Surrey. They met another 15 members there and imbibed cask-conditioned dry hopped porter and two different IPAs. This weekend, members and the public can gather at St. Augustine’s brew house and kitchen on Commercial Drive for CAMRA Vancouver’s Summer Beer

Festival. Members pay $20 and non-members pay $25 for a tasting glass and three drink tokens. The summerfocused craft and cask-conditioned beers will include raspberry wheat ales brewed by Phillips and Granville Island brewing companies and an orange wheat ale from Squamish’s Howe Sound Brewery. Brewmaster and the R in R&B, Rick Dellow, says when he and his partner, Barry Benson, the B, started in the East Side Brewery Creek district in 1997, drinkers were hesitant to try strong, hoppy beers like R&B’s Hoppelganger IPA. Now it’s his company’s top selling bottle beer. With more brewers, brewpubs and groups like CAMRA Victoria and CAMRA B.C., which incorporated as a non-

CAMRA president Lundy Dale says mass-produced beer contains low-grade ingredients. photo Dan Toulgoet profit in 1990 to promote natural, crafted beers, beer drinkers’ tastes have changed, he said. Lundy Dale, founder and president of CAMRA Van-

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espresso. Large mainstream breweries use lower grade barley, which contains more starches, and add cheaper corn, rice and preservatives, according to Dale, whereas breweries like her favoured Central City use pure malts, barley and wheat and filtered water. Cask-conditioned beer is conditioned or fermented in a cask, lending to a fullerbodied beer, she said. British friends who belonged to CAMRA, started by angry beer drinkers in the U.K. in 1971 to combat the replacement of traditional regional beers with factory beers, turned Dale on to craft beer in 1999. She’s since become the senior beer adviser for Firefly Fine Wines and Ales on Cambie Street. In the beginning, CAMRA

Vancouver members gathered once a month at the former Dix on Beatty Street. Now CAMRA members tap casks at several local establishments throughout the week. CAMRA Vancouver hosted its first Oktoberfest last year. This year’s event, Sept. 24 at Heritage Hall, will feature marzen, a traditional Oktoberfest beer, and sausages flavoured with brews from Central City. Dale says CAMRA Vancouver’s membership ranges in age from 25 to 50 with a balanced proportion of men and women. She describes it as less mainstream than Just Here for the Beer, which hosts an annual beer tasting event at the University of B.C. “We are a little bit geekier,” she said. crossi@vancourier.com

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Just before she hit the water Thursday morning at a lifesaving skills competition at Second Beach, Gail Findlay-Shirras described the challenge of the open ocean that draws her to swim in the sea. “It’s nicer than a pool, especially after 16 years,” said Findlay-Shirras who was a competitive swimmer for more than a decade and will represent Canada at the world lifesaving championships in Egypt. This Saturday she will be one of 120 athletes competing in the Kits Challenge, the final race of Vancouver’s open-water swimming circuit. The race heads into English Bay from Kitsilano Beach with a triangular course between 750 metres, 1.5, three and six kilometres. “If you like pool swimming, this is a greater challenge because of the temperature and the waves,” said Findlay-Shirras, 27, who finished third overall in the 1.5-kilometre distance last summer and won her age group. The water is fresh and clean, she emphasized, adding she takes on the greater challenge of swimming in the open water without a wetsuit. “Someone who doesn’t wear a wetsuit definitely thinks they’re better than someone who does—and we are,” she said. Opting for a neoprene second skin is “cheating,” she added. “It’s a friendly rivalry.”

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ver Film School want women to indulge in wine, cheese and desserts to raise money for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Cardiovascular disease is responsible for more than 21 per cent of female deaths in B.C., they say. The Sweet Hearts event, which features local soul singer-songwriter Tonye Aganaba, happens at George Ultra Lounge in Yaletown Aug. 14. Aganaba recently opened for Talib Kweli and performed in the city’s recent jazz festival. Tickets are $45 in advance or $50 at the door and include a free raffle ticket. Students Bianca Versteeg and Katrina Therriault’s affair runs from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at 1137 Hamilton St. For more information, contact sweetheartsevent@gmail.com.

p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Floral Hall at VanDusen Botanical Gardens on 37th Avenue and Oak Street. Admission is by donation. For more information, see www.vancouverdahliasociety.com.

made possible by what he describes as a “greenest” city grant, a reference to the city’s efforts to become the greenest in the world by 2020. Some of the grants are designed to promote greater food security and local growing in Vancouver. McGee said it’s been a challenge getting the word out to local backyard growers, whom he’s hoping will contribute and take part in future markets. To contact McGee, call 604-736-3588 or drop by Kits House, 2325 West Seventh Ave.

Vancouver: Aug 13/10

The youth gala, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., is free and open to youth aged 25 and younger at 181 Roundhouse Mews at the foot of Davie Street. For more information, see www. prideinart.ca/2010.

Queer Youth can celebrate the arts tonight, Aug. 13, at the Vancouver Queer Film Festival’s Youth Gala. The festivities at the Roundhouse Arts and Recreation Centre kick off with a guided tour of the Queer Arts Festival exhibition, a visual art show that features work by local and international queer artists. They continue with the premiere screening of the 2010 NO HATE youth films, created in collaboration with Reel Youth at Camp OUT and this year’s antihomophobia public service announcement competition winners. After the films, youth can strut their stuff at an open-mic cabaret then dance the rest of the night away to tunes by DJ Jef Leppard.

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Weddings are a wonderful time for all generations in a family to spend time together and get caught up on each others lives. But sometimes what is discovered can be very distressing. Joan had been a widow for 15 years. She had a loving family of two sons and a daughter and eight grandchildren she adored. Joan’s children always knew their mother to be a very independent woman for her time. She had entered the professional world when it was largely dominated by men, had become a very successful accountant. She had had a loving and happy marriage for 48 years and appeared to her children to still enjoy getting together with her friends once a week for Bridge and coffee, go shopping and cooking her own meals. During the weekend celebrations the family thought it best Joan stay at her daughter’s house. That way she didn’t have to turn out in the evening to go home when she was tired. To the family’s surprise Joan resisted the invitation quite adamantly. She said she was very comfortable in her own place and would be fine. She felt the “young ones” should enjoy their time together and not worry about her. The more the family insisted, the more upset Joan became. Finally Joan’s family uncovered the real reason behind their Mother’s resistance. And as loving and caring children, they were both shocked by what they learned and ashamed they had not understood the situation earlier. Joan, like most seniors of her era, was too proud to let her family know that many of the activities of daily living we take for granted had now become very difficult for her. Joan had gone to great lengths to keep her lack of mobility and agility to herself and to her family’s defense, had done so remarkably well. They had no idea that taking a bath was taking Joan and hour or longer after which she would have to rest for another hour before regaining her energy enough to get dressed. Between family visits with extra groceries Joan had asked them to bring, unknown to her children friendly neighbours were dropping off essentials and meals if they didn’t see Joan out and about for a day or two. The friends that Joan told her family she visited regularly for Bridge no longer lived in her building and those games, when

they did take place, instead of being enjoyable were very stressful for Joan because getting there and back on the bus took so much out of her. The ultimate result was that Joan had become more and more reclusive. She was reluctant to leave the security of her own four walls, was not eating properly, was not exercising to help keep her aging joints supple and was getting little to no social or mental stimulation spending hours between family visits in front of the television. Joan’s family immediately jumped into action. Besides the increasing frailties that naturally accompany aging, Joan was otherwise healthy and did not require long term care. Too proud to ever become what Joan believed would be dependent on her children if she moved in with any one of them, was also not an option. If Joan remained living at home but with daily caregiver services, that would offer her the physical help she required, but her children worried that her social life, other than for their visits, would eventually become non-existent. Independent retirement community living with Assisted Living Suites and Services proved to be the perfect solution to all Joan’s and her family’s concerns. Today, Joan retains full independence in her one-bedroom private suite, and with the discreet services of trained professionals has the daily help she requires with her personal grooming. Joan’s health and well-being noticeably improved as she began enjoying the vast variety of nutritionally-balanced meals served three times a day in a beautifully appointed dining room and, very importantly, looks forward every day to sharing them with great company and stimulating conversation. Weekly housekeeping services that keep Joan’s suite sparkling, leave Joan plenty of time to enjoy Bridge again, held right in her own building, keep her body healthy and supple in the gentle keep fit classes and time to enjoy one or all of the many activities organized daily. Today Joan feels more vibrant, well and happy than she has for a long time. And her family is very thankful that the wedding their Mother didn’t want to be a part of also initiated finding a perfect match for Joan as well.


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Air travel is more popular than ever. With seat sales available on the Internet, last-minute deals and the Canadian dollar holding its own around the world, getting away has never been easier. But of course once at the airport, the fun begins, as in checkpoint Charlie at every turn, limits on items in hand luggage, long line-ups, etc. When flying, especially if changing planes and enduring a very long day, there are things you

can do to try to eliminate fatigue, jet lag and other issues. The Aerospace Medical Association (AMA), in conjunction with Air Canada (www.aircanada.com), has outlined some pertinent suggestions to help passengers “get there feeling good.� The most important piece of advice offered is that passengers requiring prescription medications should always carry them on board in their hand luggage. This is especially important if you are taking medication for heart disease, diabetes or seizures. This sounds logi-

cal but surprisingly some will forget and pack supplies in their checked baggage. As well, passengers with severe allergies should carry one or more EpiPens as they would under any circumstances. Jet lag is often associated with air travel, especially when crossing multiple time zones. The symptoms of jet lag are many and vary with each individual, but result mainly from the internal body clock being out of phase with the daily schedule at the travel destination. Sleep is also often disrupted, leading to additional fatigue. Adjusting to jet lag

is generally easier when travel is to the west, but most travellers adjust to the new time after a few days. Air travel, whether for business or pleasure, whether short haul or long haul, is safe and should be enjoyable. Understanding the aircraft cabin environment and planning ahead can make your journey more comfortable for the healthy traveller as well as the traveller with medical conditions or special needs. If in doubt, check with your physician or your airline. (cont. next page)


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fresh CAREFREE FLYING Follow these tips from AMA to help diminish the effects of plane travel: • Rest well before the flight. • Try to move your watch one to two hours toward the destination time before flight, if your schedule permits. • Eat lightly before and during the flight. • Once departed, reset watches and other activities to the destination time. • Drink water and fruit juices in flight and minimize alcoholic beverages. • Consider using caffeinated beverages strategically during the day to mask fatigue, but avoid use within four to six hours of bedtime when the effect may make sleep onset more difficult.

• Wear loose, comfortable clothing. Sockettes for feet will keep you cozy. • Schedule outdoor activities on the first few days at the new destination. Oxygen rejuvenates the body. • After arrival, adjust to destination time as soon as possible. • Limit naps to a single nap of 30 to 40 minutes or less. Go to bed and awaken at the appropriate time for the new time zone. • Discuss with your physician if sleep medication could be beneficial. • For travellers who scuba dive, it is advisable to wait 24 hours after the last dive before taking to the skies so as to minimize the risk of developing decompression illness, such as the bends.

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YOU CAN HELP

The Greater Vancouver Food Bank has needs all year long in order to provide the necessities to its ever-growing base of clientele – the hungry, the poor or those in transition who need a boost. And with school starting back in September, the organization has many initiatives that are geared at helping moms and dads in the city to provide their children with a healthy, nutritious breakfast and a bag lunch, thereby encouraging strong bodies, good learning skills and active minds. Here are some of the lesser-known initiatives that you can help with, for the benefit of the Food Bank (www. foodbank.bc.ca):

For more information on this program, go to www.growarow.org.

Fruit Tree Project

The doctor was right about ‘an apple a day!’ The Fruit Tree Project connects people who have excess fruit from their backyard fruit trees with those who have the time and energy to harvest it. Most of the harvested fruit is donated to community organizations and individuals in need. The program also offers canning and pruning workshops to pass on skills which are quickly being lost in the urban environment. The Fruit Tree Project, founded in 1999, is a community initiative that

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The program encourages people to plant an extra row of vegetables in their garden and deliver the harvest from that row to their local food bank. Launched in 1995, the Plant a Row for the Hungry (PAR) goal is to help to feed the hungry by establishing PAR networks in every state and province in North America. In 2003, over 300,000 lbs. of produce was donated to food banks across Canada through the PlantA-Row Program. Drop-off location and time: Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society, 1150 Raymur Ave., Monday Friday 9:00am to 3:00pm.

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operates in four Vancouver neighbourhoods: Mt. Pleasant, Little Mountain, Cedar Cottage, and Kitsilano.

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Basics for Babies

It’s well-known that getting a good start in life brings a greater chance of a healthy existence. And taking care of babies is of prime importance to this city’s generous helpers. The Basics for Babies program, founded and operated by JRFM in support of the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society, assists families coping with the challenges of raising a young infant by providing them with needed food, formula and diapers. Organizers are specifically looking for donations of baby food, diapers, formula, pabulum, and of course cash donations are readily accepted!

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Jeans and More, Easy on the Pocket by Helen Peterson

Why drive far and wide for your school supplies and fall fashion staples? If Justin Bieber is your hero, and comfort and affordability trump “labels,” then Army & Navy Department Store is your place to stock up for back to school clothing and footwear. This stalwart institution at 36 West Cordova Street in Gastown (www.armyandnavy.ca) has canvas sneaks in an array of colours for under 20 bucks, just like The Biebs wears. The selection of cotton-blend hoodies, with appliqué

designs, is virtually unlimited. Or leggings and mini’s for girls – you’ll be able to afford a set for every day of the week! Store Manager Caleb Vollenberg says A&N is ready and waiting, right in downtown Vancouver. “We have plenty of pay parking available or you can park right on the streetfront. “Our sale from August 21 to 29 is going to pull out all the stops,” he says. “We’ve got a shipment of Silver brand jeans that we’re selling for just $20, and also Levi’s Dockers for just $10.” Do the math – less really is more!

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Kingsgate Mall near Kingsway and Main has a Mark’s Work Wearhouse, a Payless Shoe Source and a Reitman’s, with all kinds of school gear for kids, at great prices.

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Neighbourhoods like West Tenth, Dunbar, Main Street and more are lined with boutiques and other shops that are brimming with back to school bargains.

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Not Child’s Play T

he back-to-school season can be both an exciting and anxious time. Parents can teach children a few lessons, and take a few precautions themselves to put their mind at ease when children leave home to go back to the classroom. From the lunch container lunches are packed in, to teaching children about playground safety, parents can do a lot to prevent children from falling ill or getting hurt. “Parents need not worry about sending their children back-to-school,” says Dorothy Drago, child product safety expert and author of From Crib to Kindergarten: The Essential Child Safety Guide. “By doing a few little things to ensure your child’s safety, you’ll put your worries to rest and allow yourself to have a fun and stress-free start to the school year.” Drago offers the following tips to consider as children head back-to-school:

Food safety:

When packing a lunch, make sure items that need to be cold (like cheese or yogurt) are kept at the proper temperature by storing them in an insulated container. Products that keep foods and beverages at the proper temperature for longer, like the Thermos brand FUNtainer series that includes both insulated beverage bottles and food jars, inhibit the growth of potentially dangerous bacteria.

Transportation safety:

Make sure to check with the school on approved walking or biking routes. Many schools are making efforts to communicate with parents about this issue to encourage active lifestyles, while also keeping kids safe. If purchasing a new bike helmet for children before school, make sure it fits correctly and refer to the helmet wearing instructions to ensure the safest ride. Also, remember that safely crossing the street is not always such an easy task

for children. Find out if the school has crossing guards on your children’s route to school.

Product safety:

Some back-to-school items – anything from art supplies to lunch boxes – can contain harmful chemicals like lead. Health Canada has identified four product categories that children are likely to come in contact with and ingest significant quantities of lead including: items that are intended/likely to be placed in or near the mouth, children’s equipment, food preparation and storing products, and items intended/likely to be melted or burned in enclosed spaces.

Container Alert:

Bisphenol A (BPA) can also pose health risks. The chemical is on the Canadian government’s list of toxic substances and its use is also banned in the production of baby bottles. To keep children safe, ensure that all products children use are free of any unsafe chemicals – especially items used to pack their meals in. Thermos brand lunch kits, food and beverage containers are made from high-quality, lead-safe materials and comply with the Canadian government’s BPA-free regulation. A full list of safe lunch-packing solutions can be found at www.thermosbrand.ca.

Playground safety:

Playgrounds are fun areas for children of all ages but they can also be dangerous. Take a look at how much protective surfacing is under equipment. There should be at least nine inches of mulch and it should be replenished or re-spread as needed to ensure that the depth is maintained. Encourage children to play with the existing play structures and to never add jump ropes or other toys because they may introduce a strangulation risk. With these safety issues talked about and taken care of, nothing should stand in the way of a great start to the school


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Courier reader: Andrew Davis Destination: Lindau, Germany Favourite memories of trip: Andrew and

his wife Helga recently spent three weeks in Germany visiting places such as the harbour of Lindau island on the Bodensee in southern Germany. The couple relaxed by watching people stroll along the promenade while enjoying coffee and pastries at one of the harbour-side cafés.

Include the Vancouver Courier in your next vacation or exotic adventure and send a photo (200 dpi or larger) of yourself and/or travel companion displaying an edition of the Courier, along with a brief description of your trip, your name and contact information to fhughes@vancourier.com.


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MusicFest Vancouver keeps on truckin’ this weekend. On Aug. 13 the Chan Centre hosts Vancouver Sings, a six-ensemble choir-for-all featuring Elektra Womens’ Choir, Laudate, musica intima, the Vancouver Bach Choir and the Vancouver Chamber Choir, who will perform individually and en masse with Japan’s Brilliant Harmony. On Aug. 14, Australia’s a cappella quartet The Idea of North brings its jazz-pop sounds to Christ Church Cathedral and to an outdoor concert called The Sounds of Australia at VanDusen Botanical Garden Aug. 15. Struth. For more info, go to musicfestvancouver.ca. Tickets at Ticketmaster.ca or call 604-280-3311.

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Amazing Luck Aug. 13 to 14 at the Moberly Arts and Cultural Centre’s MACC Studio Theatre (7646 Prince Albert St.) The humourous and heartbreaking play tells the story of an 18-year-old unwed mother living on welfare in Winnipeg and stars Jessie Richardson Award nominated actress Renée Iaci, Thomas Conlin Jones and Daune Campbell. Stephane Kirkland directs. Tickets at the door or online at www. shamelesshussy.com.

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Early Music Vancouver and Montreal’s Le Nouvel Opéra team up for Monteverdi’s Combattimento: A Theatrical Presentation Aug. 14, 8:15 p.m. at the Chan Centre. We’ll quote the press release since we don’t know what we’re talking about: “The evening begins with excerpts from his Selva Morale e Spirituale—for one, two and three voices accompanied by an instrumental ensemble. The second half of this theatrical program begins with the dramatic scene Il Lamento della Ninfa, followed by the powerful Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda.” For more info, go to www.earlymusic.bc.ca.

Free and easy

If there’s one thing the cheapos at the Vancouver Courier like it’s free stuff. And if it’s a free concert, even better. To that end, local bands Parlour Steps, The Van Eyes 3 and Waltz Ensemble play the ticketless Victory Square Music Fest Aug. 14, 2-5 p.m. at—where else?—Victory Square (at the corner of Cambie and Hastings). For more info, go to www.myspace.com/bandcouver.

kudos & kvetches Too many lawyers on the dance floor

As seasoned veterans of getting sloshed at office parties, K&K’s liver radar went into overdrive recently upon learning that a Vancouver lawyer has been awarded nearly $6-million for a head injury she sustained when she took a tumble at a Yaletown nightclub after attending a company function. According to a story in the Province, in the spring of 2001, the female lawyer in question was at a nightclub cutting a rug with a co-worker after attending a company party. They had both been drinking, and when the co-worker lost his balance and fell, it caused the lawyer-turned-plaintiff to fall and hit her head on the floor. Doctors later said she had suffered mild traumatic brain injury. Apparently, after suffering through her injury she took leave from work, and subsequently went after her dance partner for damages. And wouldn’t you know it, a judge awarded her $5.9 million for pain and suffering, special damages and loss of future earnings. The dance partner reached a settlement after admitting liability and then made a third party claim against the

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MusicFest Vancouver travels Down Under

Early Music Vancouver and Montreal’s Le Nouvel Opéra team up for Monteverdi’s Combattimento Aug. 14 at the Chan Centre.

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The Burnaby Blues and Roots Fest hunkers down at Deer Lake Park Aug. 14. Performers include Taj Mahal, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Serena Ryder, Colin Linden and Yukon Blonde among others. L.A. art rockers Autolux get angular Aug. 15 at Venue, while a block away hunky Chris Isaak makes ’em swoon at the Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts. On Aug. 17, Camper Van Beethoven’s Dave Lowery brings his more commercially successful, rootsy band Cracker to the Biltmore with Buttless Chaps offshoot Cloudsplitter.

company that insures their law firm. The trial will now enter a second phase in November to see if the law firm, as host of the party, is liable. Scintillating stuff, for sure. Booze, lawyers, dance floors, lawsuits. Throw in a vampire or an S&M dungeon and you’ve got the makings of a fantastic Law & Order episode. But the currently sober members of K&K have to wonder, where does personal responsibility come into play? If we attend an office party and drink—which we’ve been known to do, often with dire, vomit-stained consequences—and then head to a nightclub and take a spill on the dance floor, even if it was caused by a co-worker, the last thing on our mind would be to sue our co-worker or the company that aided us in getting gooned. Then again, that’s why we’re only seasonal alcoholics who work at a newspaper that sadly, or perhaps wisely, no long offers an open bar at the office Christmas party, instead of crafty, litigious lawyers whose loss of future earnings are calculated in the millions. Damn you, gene pool. Next year, we’re going after our employers for the queasy bloated feeling we’ll surely suffer from

All apologies

In last Friday’s edition, the blurry-eyed entertainment calendar editors at the Courier mistakenly wrote that local belly dance troupe Ala Nar would be performing at the Kitsilano Boathouse, when in reality they were dancing their hips out the Kitsilano Showboat. Yikes. From the bottom of our bellies, we apologize for the misprint. If you missed them, you can still catch the talented troupe shaking it up at the PNE Sept. 2, 6 p.m. at Festival Square. More info at www.alanar.ca.

after consuming too much roast beef and doing body shots with garden columnist Anne Marrison. You’ve been warned, Vancouver Courier.

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Comfortably ensconced on the lively sidewalk patio at Kitsilano’s Smoking Dog (1889 West First Ave., ph. 604732-8811), we couldn’t help but cast our minds back to its originator and resident spirit Jean-Claude Ramond— the diminutive, boisterous, fun-loving “bad boy,” who smoked his last cigar too soon. The “Dog” has seen a few shifts since Ramond’s passing. New owners Jean Séguin and Jude Andrews have made every effort to keep the bistro’s spirit alive, while also moving with the times. It hasn’t always been easy. Yet the airy room on the corner of First and Cypress continues to maintain a loyal following. Their latest move—perhaps the smartest—is the return of original chef Pascal Georges, who cut his culinary teeth for five years with Ramond when he first opened. Georges also guided the new owners before he left for points overseas. However, when Séguin and Andrews heard that the now-well travelled chef was inclined to return to Vancouver, they jumped at the chance

to have him back. Georges is reinstating some of the classic bistro fare that helped put The Smoking Dog on the map while retaining the lighter balance introduced by the new regime to keep pace with Kitsilano’s Spandex crowd. There’s no question the chef’s return has given one of the West Side’s winningest patios a step up. We’ve made a couple of visits in recent weeks—once for the classic steak frites, which continues to be an affordable mainstay, and again to explore some of the new additions that hark back to the original list. We resisted the urge to jump at the rich lobster bisque or the equally tempting tomato and gin soup, opting instead for a generous round of fresh goat cheese perched on a plump portobello mushroom, frisée-garnished and drizzled with oil and balsamic—a tasty combo. We also stole a satisfying bite of our friend’s potato tart and smoked salmon (topped with tuna tartar and a perfect parmesan crisp. As well, Georges’s resurrected salades Niçoise and Mimosa (the latter hails from Ramond’s first restaurant La Creperie) are welcome returns. Georges’s roast duck with caramelized orange is toothsome and not overly doused in its delicious sauce, while the chef displays an equally deft hand with a zesty tenderloin pepper steak. For dessert, it’s a toss-up between

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Stand back! Get too close to this Katharine (a.k.a. Kate) and you’ll get flayed. Anais West can skin you alive with a frown and frowning is what her character does best and most frequently. Kate is famous throughout the land as “an irksome, brawling scold.” Director Carole Higgins goes for a Moulin Rouge treatment of this Shakespeare favourite so costume designer Jane Sanden dresses West in a strapless black bustier embellished with tiny red rosebuds and a froufrou skirt. West’s Kate is so full of attitude it makes the most outrageous of young women look like pussycats. So, can fortuneseeking Petruchio tame this wildcat? That, of course, is at the heart of The Taming of the Shrew. Kate’s sweet sister Bianca (Veronique West, looking Bo Peepish in baby blue and primrose yellow) cannot wed until Kate is married off and that’s unlikely given Kate’s nasty temperament. In Shakespeare’s original, it is Baptista, the girls’ father, who requires the elder to be

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married first; in this Carousel production, it is Baptista (Brittany Mrsic), the girls’ mother, who sets the ground rules and in a fast-and-loose revision, Baptista ends up bedded by one of the servants. This production is the culmination of Carousel’s Teen Shakespeare Program, a sixweek intensive summer school for aspiring theatre artists aged 13 to 18. The four-week rehearsal period ends in a two-week, free, outdoor production on the grassy park adjacent to Performance Works on Granville Island. Some of the performers, like Aleksa Andjic (Petruchio), hope to go on to Studio 58 while Anais and Veronique West, sisters in real life, are already co-writing/ co-directing Lust of the Swamp Witch for Vancouver’s upcoming Fringe Festival. Alessandro Juliani, starring in both Falstaff and Henry V at Bard on the Beach, is a past participant in the Teen Shakespeare Program, now in its 20th season. With what appears to be a 2:1 ratio of girls to guys in the program this year, director Higgins has had to do some serious juggling. It’s ironic that in Shakespeare’s day, all the roles—male and female—were played by men and boys, and now in this Carousel production, girls (like Cade McMeekin and Lara Aippersbach) are cast in male roles. As well as gender-blind casting and shifting the action from Italy to turn-

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Vancouver Queer Film Festival.... now in Gayblevision State of the Arts with Cheryl Rossi

Butch and effeminate men’s musings on masculinity, what Vancouver’s gay community looked like in 1980, critical panel discussions and queer films from unlikely countries round out this year’s 22nd Queer Film Festival, which runs until Aug. 22. On Aug. 21, Vancouver’s gay community in the West End circa 1980 comes to life with two episodes of Gayblevision, Vancouver’s, and possibly the world’s, first 100 per cent gay and lesbian TV series, which aired monthly on West End Cable 10 in the early 1980s. The first episode, silly in brief segments and earnest in longer ones, highlights the recently opened Hamburger Mary’s Diner, an all candidates debate hosted by S.P.A.G. (the Society for Political Action for Gay People) and the observation that as more gay merchants in the West End opened shop, resistant straight merchants had to change their ways. The fifth episode of the series includes two lengthy interviews with gay American playwright Tennessee Williams; writer and activist Stan Persky talking about gays and the ward system for municipal elections, declaring the NPA is terrified of gay people and advising, “Don’t elect the city council that hates you”; and queer members of the community bursting out of a pink, purple and blue closet in various locations around the West End. After the screening, Mary Anne McEwan, co-founder of Gayblevision, will discuss queer life in the 1980s and beyond. Amber Dawn, director of programming for the Queer Film Festival, says the community’s fortunate to have McEwan speaking and re-

Films and programs screening at this year’s Queer Film Festival include (clockwise from left) The Butch Factor, Gayblevision and The Fish Child. digitizing the old three-quarter length film so the brief window of time in the early 1980s where queer people felt more free to express themselves before AIDS hit and political conservatism set in isn’t forgotten. Out on Screen, the non-profit society that produces the festival, has been commissioning local artists since 2007 to create short films for its Queer History Project. This year, six artists produced five films that riff on activism. Filmmaker and comedian David C. Jones has produced a short documentary called Laughing Behind Enemy Lines that includes archival material and recent interviews with drag queens and queer comics from the late 1960s to the 1980s, exploring how comedy can be a form of activism and

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identity-based expression. Artists Joe Average and Jamie Griffiths have collaborated on a short called I See the Fear that uses Average’s body as a canvas to explore the physical and social ramifications of living with HIV and the effects of antiretroviral drugs for the Aug. 16 Queer History Project screening. The Coast is Queer local short film screening that happens the same night includes 15 shorts starting with Jen Crothers’s Butch Tits, about butch women’s relationships with their breasts. Other local content comes in the form of panel discussions. On Aug. 14, after a screening of a documentary that follows a gay male couple in Sydney, Australia dealing with the personal and political conse-

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quences of gay bashing, local law experts and activists will discuss how the community can be kept safer from hate crimes. A discussion about gender identity disorder, which is still included in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders used by doctors and psychiatrists, and a panel of local health professionals will follow a screening of the related American documentary Diagnosing Difference, Aug. 17. It’s a timely discussion as the next edition of the DSM is being reviewed for publication in 2013. Dawn hopes the American documentary The Butch Factor will spur discussion about masculinity among local queer men. According to the film’s write-up in the festival guide, “Bears, jocks, sissy boys and muscle queens tackle loaded topics from internalized homophobia to metrosexuality…” “I know that for a lot of the queer women in our community, this is topic of conversation, but there’s not always those opportunities for the men,” she said. Dawn says the festival increasingly showcases international films, and this year includes movies from a dozen countries, including Nepal and the Bahamas. “It’s quite impressive to see a queer film come out of the Bahamas considering how challenging it is to be out there and [to] have any sort of human rights if you are a queer person,” she said. A personal pick of Dawn’s is El Nino Pez from Argentina, or The Fish Child, a suspenseful coming-of-age romantic thriller that plays Aug. 15 and 21. “Here’s the quintessential international film experience,” she said. “There’s the Latin American magical realism slant to the storytelling. It’s a very gritty, passionate, powerful story. It really tackles a lot of class and gender complexities in Argentina and it’s incredible cinematography.” For more info, see queerfilmfestival.ca. crossi@vancourier.com

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The Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) came into effect on July 1st, increasing the cost of funerals by 7%. In many cases, this amounts to an increase of $500 or more. While we assisted hundreds of families with their pre-arrangements prior to the July 1st deadline, many others were unable to complete their plans before the HST became effective. By planning ahead you will: • Relieve your family of the emotional and financial burden an unplanned funeral can cause • Prevent emotional overspending • Lock in prices at today’s rates

ATTENTION JEWELERY LOVERS. Latasia home party plan is now hiring consultants in your area. Earn up to 45% commission. Company paid hostess program. Linda at 1-877-717-6744 or latasia@rogers.com with name and contact info.

1666 West 10th Ave.

DEAN OF PROGRAMS

(between Fir & Pine)

We look forward to seeing you!

Call 604-279-1842 for further info or to pre-register

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In Memoriam

Career Opportunities

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Private Career College looking for

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Found

Lost

FINE GOLD chain w/2 charms tiny square locket & a pearl. Aug 4th nr Kerrisdale 604-734-3558 SET OF KEYS, (2 house keys, 1 car key) on white leather key chain that says Italia with red clip. Lost on Howe St nr Granville, Sunday Aug 8. If found please call Mathew 604-217-3482 Reward!

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LADIES ATTRACTIVE British gentleman discreet, is available for company. 604-264-8520

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Must possess the ability to lead, mentor & communicate Full Time position Mon - Fri in supportive team environment

Fax: 604-540-8550 or admin@chcabc.com

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Career Services/ Job Search

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Join our award-winning CAREER PLANNING PROGRAM Free to the Unemployed Programs start monthly

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Singles Clubs

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434-1177 Boundary & Kingsway

Funded in whole or part through the Canada-British Columbia Labour Market Development Agreement

Personal Messages

REMOVE YOUR RECORD: A CRIMINAL RECORD can follow you for life. Only PARDON SERVICES CANADA has 20 years experience GUARANTEEING RECORD REMOVAL. Call 1-8-NOW-PARDON (1-866-972-7366) www.pardonservicescanada.com

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Degree in Health Care or Management preferred

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Meeting Place

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

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Drivers

PART TIME Receptionist req'd Sats only for a Day Spa on the Westside of Vancouver. Fluent in English and excels in customer service. Phone 604-222-0242 or email: essentials.m@live.com

Job Listings From A-Z

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General Employment

F/T OR P/T housecleaner’s req’d. Starting @ $11/hr, must have social ins #, Call 604-710-6147 Personal Trainer Certification Earn up to $70/hr as a Personal Trainer. Government Financial Aid may be avail. 604-930-8377 See our ad in todays paper under Education.

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

FIRST MEMORIAL FUNERAL SERVICES KINGSWAY

HAMILTON HARRON FUNERAL HOME

604-325-7441 • 5390 Fraser St.

May the Sunshine of Comfort Dispel the Clouds of despair

Celebrate with a Birthday Greeting in the classified section!

604-630-3300

General Employment

LABORATORY ASSISTANT Acme Analytical Laboratories (Vancouver), a premier BC mining laboratory, is looking to fill various Laboratory Assistant positions for the graveyard shift (11pm - 7am) in its Vancouver facility. Must be able to handle up to 40 lbs as some heavy manual labor may be required. Experience in a lab environment an asset but training will be provided. Starting wage of approximately $13 (combination of base wage, graveyard shift premium and daily production bonus). Detail descriptions of the various positions are available on Acme’s website:

www.acmelab.com

Interested parties should submit resume and cover letter by email as instructed on the website.

North Shore Auto Parts

requires ★ Experienced Inside Sales/ Counter Person for full-time position Jobber experience an asset. We offer a competitive salary. Please email resume to: len@northshoreparts.com

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Hotel Restaurant

Canuel Caterers

BC’s largest High School Cafeteria Company with over 50 locations is now interviewing for counter attendants, cashiers/food prep & Team leaders starting in Sept at a school near you. 4-8 hr shifts available during the school day. If you would enjoy summers, Christmas & spring break off fax resume to 604-575-7771

Gold Mills Filipino Cuisine Restaurant of central Vancouver has positions for Restaurant Manager and Assistant Manager: formal training & experience preferred for handling a team for normal activities and large catering jobs involving Filipino foods. Chef & Chef Assistant Cook formal training & experience preferred for handling main courses, appetizers, desserts, and short orders involving Filipino foods. Must speak Tagalog and English well for all positions. Salary depends on qualifications. Call 604-677-4247 Phil or Rita

Catch a great job.

604-876-5585 • 602 Kingsway VANCOUVER CREMATORIUM

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OWNER OPERATORS

Loblaws Inc. is seeking experienced Owner Operators in British Columbia and Alberta. This contract will mainly involve hauling between Vancouver and Calgary. Loblaws Inc. is Canada’s largest food distributor and a leading provider of drugstore, general merchandise and financial products and services. Loblaw is one of the largest private sector employers in Canada. With more than 1,000 corporate and franchised stores from coast to coast, Loblaw and its franchisees employ over 138,000 full-time and part-time employees. What we are offering: ● Competitive per mile compensation ● Pull company-owned trailers ● High mileage dedicated runs ● Reefer Work ● Canadian only runs between Vancouver and Calgary ● Fuel cards provided ● 1 way and switch runs available Your qualifications should include: ● Clean drivers abstract ● You must be Incorporated ● Minimum of 2 years experience as an Owner Operator ● Minimum of 2 years experience of Reefer Operations ● Tractor must have a current safety inspection and be in good condition and cosmetically appealing ● Tractor must weigh less than 19,500 lbs with driver and gear on board and the fuel tanks half full To: Transport Manager By Mail: 101 Weston Street, Winnipeg, MB, R3E 2T4 Fax: 204-786-5189 Email: eds1914@westfair.ca Thank you for your interest, however due to the volume of resumes only those who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

Customer Service

We’re happy to announce we are extending the pre-HST savings – but only for a limited time.

604-325-8251 • 5505 Fraser St.

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EMPLOYMENT

Bible Stories, Singing, Games and Crafts! Call 604-279-1842

We look forward to seeing you!

BIKE FOUND 6th & McDonald area, call to identify. 604-733-6193

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(Between Fir & Pine) Vancouver, BC

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CONNECTING COMMUNITIES

From advertising executive or banker to x-ray technician or zookeeper, you'll find it in the Employment Section.

Reputable service contractor looking for Janitorial & food service staff for Sunny Hill Centre for Children starting mid-Sept. Please visit us at the Italian Cultural Centre, 3075 Slocan St. Wed. Aug. 18 between 11am - 6pm. Bring your resume and certificates.

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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

1-888-748-4126

MOA for busy Home Care company. Solid computer skills and experience with medical records & billing req’d. Mandarin/ Cantonese speaking an asset. Fax resume to 604-273-6774 or email: mainsleep@shaw.ca

Pharmacy Tech Trainees Needed Retail Pharmacies & Hospitals need trained Techs & Assistants. No Exerience? Need Training? Training & Job Placement available 1-888-748-4130

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Teachers/ Instructors

LEADING Learning Cntr. seeks BC cert teachers Gr 8-12 English, Math, Sciences, AP, SAT, LPI for after-school & weekend classes. Apply: apply.teach@hotmail.com

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Trades/Technical

Heavy Duty Mechanic (TBM Disc Cutter Mechanic)

➧$27.06 Hourly, Union salary and benefits. ➧Project work in North Vancouver, 2-3 years duration. Replies and resumes to jobs@ frontierkemper.com, or by fax 604 988 3633 Frontier Kemper Constructors ULC 4400 Lillooet Road PO Box 16026 North Vancouver, BC V7J 3S9

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

For Employment ads:

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Education

FOODSAFE 1 DAY COURSES – ONLY $62 BEST VALUE GUARANTEED Classes Every Sat, Sun & Monday Taught by Certified Public Health Inspectors ADVANCE Hospitality Education BC’s #1 Foodsafe Choice

www.advance-education.com

604-272-7213

PT. DELIVERY DRIVER

Join PODS the world’s largest mobile storage company now serving Greater Vancouver! Min 3 years exp driving a 5 Ton truck. $15-$16 hourly to start. Full time training 6- 8 wks, then move to 2 days a week or more. Must speak and write fluent English, strong communication and customer service skills required. Experience working with Hydraulic lifts an asset. Male or Female applicants welcome. Apply in person with drivers abstract and resume @ 5350 Byrne Road, Burnaby. Wednesday August 18th, 2010, 11am – 1pm only. Ask for Hiring Manager. We are a growing and expanding company with a casual but professional work environment.

Look forward to Mondays. At Prospera, you’ll also look forward to Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, and Thursdays... Our employees make a meaningful difference in the financial well-being of our members. We stand for integrity, respect, teamwork, accountability, focus and innovation. We are creating fresh roadmaps for our members, employees, community and our future as an organization. As BC’s fifth largest credit union, we’re proud to boast that everything we do is local, including our decision making. We are powered by 450 amazing employees and 70,000 members!

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Education

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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Music/Theatre/ Dance

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

MARITIME DRILLING SCHOOL

entry-level training for land and offshore oilrigs. Excellent wages, benefits and opportunities to travel the world. Sept 13th-Oct 2nd. Contact: 1-866-807-3960 www.mdslimited.ca 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.

Personal Trainer Certification

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

PIANO LESSONS www.ccpianist.ca

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Tutoring Services

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

★COMPUTERS★

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

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C - Neighbourhood Sale: Saturday August 14th 10-2. Laneway between 2900 Block West 39th & 40th Ave. ★Lots of goodies ★ Including furniture, some antiques, clothes, books, toys,

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GARAGE SALE Sat & Sun, Aug 14 & 15 9am - 4pm 847 W 68 Ave, back lane Collectibles, furniture, household items, floral supplies & much more!

G GARAGE SALE Sat Aug 14th 9 am - 3pm 8549 Osler St. in back yrd Quality Clothing, furn, outdoor gardening items, household, personal items. Old vinyl!!

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Moving Sale Sat & Sun, Aug 14 & 15 10am to 5pm 535 East 47th Ave Everything Must Go! Something for Everyone

GARAGE SALE

Sunday, Aug 15th 10am-2pm 2626 East 23rd Ave. (in Front Yard) Household, baby, exercise, priced to sell.

TAPESTRY THRIFT SHOP

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

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The commitment we make to our staff is paramount in ensuring our success. We offer Prospera as an outstanding place to work by engaging the collective passion, creativity and intelligence of our employees. We take great pride in providing a work environment that is healthy, rewarding and continually demonstrates a commitment to work/life balance.

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Appliances

Food Products

Blueberries Birak Farms (Rmd)

U pick $1.50 per lb. Ready pick $20 per 10lb flat

604-339-9335

If you’re a dynamic team player with a sense of humour, a role model for service and sales quality, foster a positive, creative and collaborative work environment and truly have a passion and energy for everything you do we’d welcome hearing from you.

UNDER PRESSURE SYSTEMS INC.

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

To be considered for one of our outstanding career opportunities and to start making your dreams work for you, please visit our website at www.prospera.ca and submit your resume.

LIKE NEW!

Fridge $200 • Stove $150 Washer $175 • Dryer $150

Visit prospera.ca/AboutUs/ Careers for details.

604-306-5134 Warranty & Delivery Removal Available

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Consignment

HOME CONSIGNMENT CORNER

★Anniversary Sale★ Fabulous Prices!! Up to 75% off

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3 locations:

3600 # 6 Rd • 4200 # 6 Rd 9111 # 6 Rd

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For Sale Miscellaneous

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best Price, Best Quality. All Shapes & Colors Available. Call 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.ca SUNBEAM BBQ, gas with side burner, tank incl, 4 yrs old, $75. 604-889-5575 after 6pm wkdays or anytime wkend.

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Furniture

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

Starting Saturday, July 31st. 604-261-9000, 6493 W. Blvd

KING BED FRAME (sleep country). Original receipt incls. Used 3 months. $80. 604-309-2889

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Musical Instruments

GRAND PIANO. 1882 Steinway B. Rosewood in ebony. Refurbished, updated, excellent tone & condition. Owned by a pianist. $23,900. Eleanor, 604-708-9414 PIANO, WILLIS & Co., walnut coloured upright, made in Canada, bought 1972. exc cond, well tuned, $1250 604-266-7353

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Wanted to Buy

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

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Childcare Available

3508 3507

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LIVE-IN Nanny req’d. for W. Side family. Must have exp. & strong refs. Oct 1. Call 604-817-5758

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Children’s Activities

UBC RESEARCH

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

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Preschools/ Kindergarten

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

SUNFLOWER ACADEMY

MONTESSORI & CREATIVE ARTS SCHOOL

REGISTER NOW FALL 2010 “Inspiring Children toward a lifetime of learning”

Sunflower Academy offers a core Montessori Curriculum complimented with French, Yoga, Music and Fine Arts. All staff fully qualified & passionate educators.

Dogs

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Pet Services

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3 KITTENS. 8 wks old. Free to a good home. 604-562-5859

ALL SMALL breed pups local & non shedding $400+ 604 590-3727 www.puppiesfishcritters.com

LAB PUPPIES 5 tan, 2 black, shots, dew claws, paper trained, family raised. $600, Ready Aug 12. 604-807-1765

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Vacation Spots

CULTUS LAKE − Lindell Beach 2 BR, kitch, pool/jacuzzi, bbq, golf, etc. $800/wk. 604-534-6714 www.mycultuslake.com

BEAUTIFUL KITTENS $40 email for pics at agent362636@hotmail.com or 604-392-6898 APSO/ POODLE X, 6 mo F, Chihuahua/Yorkie X, 1 yr M, need good homes $350 604-847-3042

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ENGLISH MASTIFF huge p/b pups. Rare, apricot/ fawn. Shots, vet ✔, F-$900; M-$1100. Ready now. 604-769-1234 FILA/MASTIFF GUARD DOGS owners best friend. Intruders worst nightmare. all shots, $2000 each. ready now! 604-817-5957

MINI GOLDEN Doodle Puppies, Family raised, ready to go early Sept, dew claws, first shots and deworming done $1,000.00 Phone: 604- 533-2139

PIT BULL Puppies. UKC reg. Great bloodlines. 604-240-1647. www.heavylinepitbulls.com

3482 Main St. Van 604-873-9890

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Metaphysical

Sick of Being a Wage-Slave? 3 Driven People Wanted Free Recorded Message: 1-800-519-7760

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POM PUPS, 1 Red & 1 Blk Males, Cute, fluffy, ckc, vet ✔, Purebred, w/pprs, $900 obo. 604-590-2423

YORKI POO spayed fem 15 mths old. Shots,, microchiped. Paid $875, sell for $600. 604-582-0487

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

Avoid Bankruptcy, Stops Creditor Calls. Much lower Payments at 0% Interest. We work for You, not Your Creditors.

Tarot Readings - $65 Astrology Readings - $125

PITBULL PUPS, Males & females. Black, black & white, brindle. $550. 604-819-6006 info

KUVASZ - Livestock Guardian pups for farm/acrage. Bear tested family pets $500. 250 355 2455

Massage $29 Head to Toe 3 hrs $109

Accounting/ Bookkeeping

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

NORAH SPA Opening Massage 4085 Oak St & King Edward 604-677-5121

Foster homes urgently req’d for rescued, abandoned & neglected dogs. Many breeds. www. abetterlifedogrescue.com

JAPANESE CHIN, female dog, 2 years old. Friendly and good with children. $500. 778-881-5854

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Elder Services

MASSAGE & WAXING

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Shihtzu-Poodle X Shihtzu-Poodle X X Maltese-Pekingese Maltese-Pekingese X M/F Pomeranian Registered, Yorkie-Poo Yorkie-Poo

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EXP CARING caregiver avail to assist an elderly person: cooking & housecleaning. 604-263-9731

Men & Women

SURREY

9613 192ND Street

MASTIFF - Father p/b English Mastiff, 230 lbs, fawn w/black mask, Mom is Neapolitan Mastiff/ American Bulldog 130lbs, beige brindle, 6 males, 5 females, 4 looks like dad, other 6 are black brindle, ultimate family dog & good guard dogs, $1000, Chwk, 1-604-794-5579 or 701-2504

CHINESE SHAR-PEI purebred pups. Vet checked. 13 weeks old. Smooth coat. Red, lilac, & fawn. $600/each. Call 604-888-1116

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Cats

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

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LOVE! MONEY! LIFE! #1 Psychics! 1-877-478-4410 CreditCards/Deposit $3.19/min 18+ 1-900-783-3800 www.mysticalconnections.ca

GARAGE SALE

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

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Legal Services

#1 IN PARDONS Remove your criminal record. Express Pardons offers the FASTEST pardons, LOWEST prices, and it’s GUARANTEED. BBB Accredited. FREE Consultation Toll-free: 1-866-416-6772 www.ExpressPardons.com

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Aries March 21 - April 19: Your month of joy continues! Problems might not be solved, but they ebb. You might need to make a choice regarding a relationship, a relocation, or an opportunity Monday, Friday/Saturday. Hint: doing what you want, opting for expansion or under standing, for cheerfulness, for legal, publishing, international or educational “growth” is luckier than seeking to further your ambitions through a relationship. But start no new projects before Sept. 12. (Others might be skeptical toward you for the next two years if you show “naked ambition.” You might marry into another generation.)

Cancer June 21-July 22: Start nothing new before Sept. 12. Instead, apply yourself to ongoing projects, and protect these from supply disruptions, secondguessing, delays and mistakes. Your home life is very active now through early September – if not on the outside, then emotionally. A real estate deal could involve your career or prestige ambitions – but don’t start a new one: keep with what’s begun. A “long lost” acquaintance might get in touch – good, not spectacular. Sunday/Monday are romantic. Work succeeds Tuesday/Wednesday. Relationships turn volatile Thursday/Friday: a structural change is “destined.”

Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: Before Sept. 12, start no new projects, especially in legal, governmental, administrative, manufacturing, tax, charitable, spiritual, educational, far travel, publishing or similar areas. Your romantic, social and personal magnetism is at a great peak – take advantage, don’t stay home! However, since nothing new will work, focus (until Sept. 12) on people you’ve already met. If you’re after love, stand before old flames, or present company. This week, your own sober outlook might subtly clash with kids, home, realty objectives – a partnership needs hope, assurance: give it!

Taurus April 20-May 20: Start no new projects before Sept. 12. Slowdowns, indecision, secondguessing, missed appointments and supply disruptions could “populate” the weeks ahead. An old flame might return soon – if after Aug. 21, it could lead to strong romance! If that happens, you will need to dec ide whether this relationship has a long-term future. Many half-hidden, slowly evolving forces and “subconscious wrestling matches” exist here. But it could be exceptional! Early week demands a choice between chores/duties. Financial luck high Tuesday/ Wednesday. Love fights work, Thursday onward.

Leo July 23-Aug. 22: Defer new starts, projects, relationships until Sept. 12. Those begun now will meet indecision, delay and, ultimately, lack of heart – especially in monetary regions. Focus on what’s already started – and money (etc.) from the past. August is a fine time to revisit old haunts, friends – pleasure is certain, flirtation and a bit of heartquickening quite possible, too! A trip might interfere with your work demands: if so, you choose. Sunday/ Monday emphasize home, kids and a casual vs. profound choice (in relationships,law,intellect,travel). Romance, creative flows, Tuesday/Wednesday!

Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Start nothing new before Sept. 12, especially in social, investment, financial and organizational zones. These areas might yield fruits from the past – be aware, ready to pluck them. (E.g., someone from an old social circle might call; or a past investment you couldn’t capture returns. Jump in, if you know it’s good.) A secret love could attract you August or early September. You might be wiser to wait until Sept. 9 onward, when your magnetism will soar! Vexations in communications/travel signal the need for a whole new system/vehicle, etc. – after Sept. 12.

Gemini May 21-June 20: Start nothing new, relationships nor projects, before Sept. 12. Delays, indecision, second-guessing and “no shows” increase. A former domestic matter, a prodigal child, a real estate idea/urge/project might return. This could be good, but be cautious: over the few months ahead, someone might oppose you in these areas. (This could take the form of unpredictable action by a cooperator or partner.) You’ve entered romantic territory. Early week, you face a choice between romance and friendship, or between being creative or social. Late week, DO NOT gamble with finances or sex!

Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Finish, advance ongoing projects. Refrain from starting anything new. A slowdown starts next week, lasting to Sept. 12. Sunday/ Monday could solidify a source of income,and/or bring a durable set of ideas, a practical “life philosophy” that helps you go forward steadily. Instability also lurks, if you allow pleasure or romantic notions to steer you away from duties or practical goals. Contemplate the different paths of earnings versus investments. You might make a choice between these now to mid2011. Rest, contemplate to Tuesday. Money’s good Friday/Saturday. A good week!

Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Defer new starts until Sept. 12 onward – especially in relationships, career, VIP relations, litigation, negotiation, relocation and dealings with the public. (E.g., don’t start a public relations campaign, lawsuit, love affair, etc.) You might profit from reprising the past in these – e.g., contacting a former employer in your career search. Your social life hums along, and love could be real, “light” and non-suffocating. (Love’s laughter can be far healthier than love’s extremities.) You impress others Tuesday/Wednesday! All week, revise hopes to meet money realities.

5505

Legal/Public Notices

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS THE ESTATE OF HELEN ELIZABETH MYERS, DECEASED All persons having claims against the above estate are required to send full particulars of such claims to the undersigned Executor, at 319 Sasamat Lane, North Vancouver, British Columbia, V7G 2S4, Canada, on or before the 24th day of September, 2010, after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to claims that have then been received. Peter Griffiths, Executor CLARK WILSON LLP Solicitors NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Notice is hereby given that Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of SAMUEL GORDON, Deceased, formerly of 1055 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia, who died on July 27, 2009, are hereby required to send the particulars thereof to the undersigned Executrix at 310-698 Seymour Street, Vancouver, BC, V6B 3K6 on or before September 1, 2010, after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received. TOVA G. KORNFELD, Executrix NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Re:The estate of NATHAN RILEY MATTHEWS, also known as NATHAN MATTHEWS, deceased, formerly of #506 438 Seymour Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 6H4. Creditors and others having claims against the estate of NATHAN RILEY MATTHEWS, also known as NATHAN MATTHEWS, are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to WAYNE KENNETH MATTHEWS, Administrator, c/o Adrian & Co., Barristers and Solicitors, 5660 Yew Street, Vancouver, BC V6M 3Y3 on or before September 30, 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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604-630-3300

August 15 - 21 Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Don’t launch new projects or relationships before Sept. 12. Reprise past ventures, or continue with ongoing ones – protect the latter from misunderstandings, delays, missed appointments, etc. An old flame (the love was gentle, proper) might reappear in the weeks ahead. If you’re unattached, “re-engaging” probably couldn’t hurt! (He/she is ready to “go forth” sexually.) All week, your status, prestige, relations with higherups come under review. (It could be your review!) Deep changes are in store. Be aware that finance (and sex) has a “fooling glitter” right now. Caution. Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Don’t start new projects or relationships before Sept. 12. Especially avoid new financial,mutual or partnership ventures.Deep desires, urges and insights well up from the past – a past sexual or financial interest might return also. Nothing wrong with these, but examine the financial before proceeding. Your legal, intellectual, love, cultural, educational and far-travel spheres grow increasingly active – and beneficial. This week presents a rare chance to seal a deal (NOT a new one!) in any of these areas – including love! Wishes can come true midweek – be diplomatic, reasonable. Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: An “ex” might reappear in the next several weeks – or a relocation opportunity, a deal that was never quite cemented, an opportunity to place yourself in front of the public; if you’re unlucky, even a lawsuit. You’re working hard, so have less time for these “opportunities” – therefore, jump fast, carpe diem. Your financial and sexual urges are active and rising, but neither fits easily with your “wisest future,” so do some deep pondering – remember, you’re exiting a decade of hard work, entering one of enjoyment. Be ambitious mid-week. Decide between quick money, and big. timstephens@shaw.ca • Reading: 416-686-5014


RENTALS

7005

6505

Body Work

ABSOLUTELY the best full body massage in town. Female avail 8am - 10pm in/out. 604-771-4210 RELAXING MASSAGE very clean/private. 9am-11pm, 7days, D/town & Kits. Anie 604-684-8773

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7010

Personals

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

Apartments & Condos

NEW SUITE for rent @ Kingsway, 1bdrm,1 bath & own laundry. $1000. For more details email: lourdz16@yahoo.com f

6505-11

Apt/Condos

1 & 2 BR Condos West Side 5 appl heat, gas incl. Sept 1, $1,295-$1,795 n/p n/s www.regiussuites.ca 604-873-5402 1 BACH $495 Immed, Cambie & SW Marine Dr. hardwood, incl & hw, 1 yr lse. np, ns, 604-988-4692 AMAPOLA SPA Best massage skills, lrg selection Asian girls, good service, low rate, #1 choice open 7 days 10am-10pm hiring 604-266-8300 5763 Balsam Street @ W. 41st, Van., Kerrisdale.

2 BDRM apt w/balcony, ht, hw, cable, prkg, coin laundry, elevator, central Richmond, close to all transit & shopping. NP,NS 604-241-3772 2 BR, W.Georgia @ Bute, new reno, w/d, ns, np, $1900 incl net. Avail Now. call 604-922-4344 BACH & 1 BR, nicely done, cls to shop & transit, secured, incls heat, h/w, prkg, Start @ $675. 604-325-1385 www.remirealty.ca

BURNABY CENTRE SENSUAL TOUCH Swedish & deep tissue massage, great technique, pretty girl. ★ Facial waxing ★ nails ★ foot reflexology 10% off! 1200 Burrard St @ Davie 604.602.6665

Metrotown Area - Bby

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

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

Joshua Point 8889 Hudson St.

1BR. newer bldg. $1280, avail now, insuite wd, dw, NO PETS.. 604-263-2675 www.glassmanpm.com

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

NEW WEST. Modern 2 BR, completely renovated. Quiet building. Prkg. $1,100/mo incl heat, h/w & hydro. Avail immed or Oct 1st. Near New West Skytrain station, shops & bus. Call 604-618-7766 OAK & 70Ave, new reno, 1 br $685, 2 br $870, furnished, 3 br $1250., h/w flr, incl heat/hotwater, near transit, N/P, N/S, refs, lease, 778-229-5379 or 604-681-5378

REAL ESTATE 6002

6008

Agents

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

Real Estate Services

6005

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

6007

BUSINESSES FOR SALE

GAS STATION & Garage. Well established, very successful. Serious inquiries only . 604-724-4848

6008

Vancouver West Side

6008-36

TOP FLOOR, South Granville, character 2 br corner ste. Freehold Co-Op. Oak Hardwd flrs, lots of windows, priv sec pkg & storage. Only $288,000. 35% Downpayment req’d. Open Sunday 2 - 4pm. Aug 15. Suite 303 - 2835 Hemlock St. Call Joel, Sutton 604-726-1939

6020

Houses - Sale

6020-01

Real Estate

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Burnaby

I BUY HOUSES FAST Any location. Any condition. Call Raynah, 778-960-0265

SAT Aug 14, 2-4, Quick Sale! Reno’d 1 BR with view, rentals ok, wlk to L’heed Skytrn, $229K, Mala, Sutton, 604-710-9030

6008

6008-36

Apt/Condos

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

6522

Furnished Accommodation

1 BR newly reno garden level suite, fully furnished incl tv, microwave, w/d, f/p. Fenced backyard, private entr, prkg. Perfect for quiet couple or student. n/s, np pets, refs required. Avail Sept 1, $1250 per month, 10 mth lease, incl cable, wifi and util. Call 604-813-5982.

6540

Houses - Rent

180° VIEWS 4 br, upper Delbrook 3300 sf. cul de sac, garage. priv, city/ocean views, 2 f/p, Avail Now. $2900. 518 Alpine Crt. Text or call 604-617-7383 3 BR. 2 bath, fp, Kilarney, old timer reno’d home, deck, np, no smoking, $1600+utils, 1 yr lease, refs. avail now, 604-671-1378 4 BDRM, 4 bath, West Side, newer reno’d, exec home, quiet, 80x180 nicely landscaped lot, Aug 31st. $3800. 604-734-1300 7941 OSLER Marpole, 3 br whole house, wd, carport, fenced yrd, nr transit,shops, park, school, ns, np, Sept. 1, $1850 604-325-9274

BROADWAY/RENFREW, 3151 E 7th Ave. 2 BR upper with 1 BR bsmt ste, all appls, carport. Sep 1. $1850. NS/NP. 604-434-8957

★ WE BUY HOUSES ★ Older home? Damaged home? Needs repairs? Quick Cash! Call us First! 604-657-9422

6008

Condos/ Townhouses

Vancouver West Side

KITS POINT

#24 1480 Arbutus St.

Judi Whyte, R.I. 604-868-9812 Prudential Sussex Realty

Houses - Rent

6020

Houses - Sale

6020-01

Real Estate

6020

Houses - Sale

6020-34

Surrey

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$99 can sell your home 574-5243 Abbotsford Reduced 1800sf 4br 2ba w/suite, quiet cul-de-sac $339K 859-4048 id5174 Coquitlam 10,000sf lot w/1000sf 3br 2ba home, outbuilding $440K 778-859-0717 id4272 Delta Sunshine Hills immaculate 2414sf 5br home, suite, pool, $549K 502-7541 id5201 Maple Falls Wa rec ppty 40’ 5th wheel 2br 1.5ba 3200sf lot $45,900 604-534-9307 id5190 Maple Ridge drastically reduced 4.9ac serviced vu acreage $440Kobo 722-3996 id4694 Mission, Owner Retiring, profitable framing store & gallery $47,000 826-7993 id5176 Mission, Hatzic Lake gated waterfront lot w/27’ 5th wheel $144,900 820-4457 id5195 Sry Open House Sat 12-4, #104 6363-121st Boundary Park updated 1064sf 2br 2ba condo, hot tub $277,900 597-8724 id5191 Sry E Newton 1 acre lot with 2600sf 6br 2.5ba bungalow $499,900 778-549-2056 id5198 Vanc S. Granville 590sf 1br condo, top fl, insuite laundry, view $335K 946-2689 id5199

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6020-08

Coquitlam

1/3 ACRE, 2,400 sq ft, 4 BR, 3 baths, new bsmt suite, garage, $389,000 or highest bidder. Cloverdale/Clayton. Open House: Sunday, 1 - 3 pm, 604-678-2937

6020-38

Vancouver East Side

VAN, Knight/Kingsway area, 4 BR, 50’x130’ lot, can build, save hst on land, best offer over $700K, FSBO, 604-835-5601

6020-40

Vancouver West Side

BEAUTIFUL custom home by award winning builder. Featuring 5 Bdrms, 5 Baths, & legal suite. Only the finest materials throughout. Offering 2800 sf of luxury living. Close to park & schools, Asking $2,450,000. No GST/HST Drive by 3574 West 11th Ave. Call Joel, Sutton 604-726-1939

6030

Lots & Acreage

ATTN: BUILDERS $645K 1421 SMITH AVE. COQ Close to Como Lake 2500 SF, 63’ x 125’ Flat Lot Call Chris ★ 604-307-0123

N. WEST. All services paid, inclds u/grd electrical, DCC’s, survey & eng’ng report. 33’ x 130’ lot. No HST. $325,888. 604-726-0677. usellahome.com ● ID # 4711

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Suites/Partial Houses

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

1 BR + den, wd, utils incl’d, $775, South Cambie nr transit, n/s, 1 yr, wanted: nice tennants. Strong Ref’s req’d 604-325-3447

STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN No Qualification - Low Down CHILLIWACK – 9557 Williams St, 3 bdrm, 1 bath, cozy HOUSE on 49x171’ lot, excellent investment property in heart of town, close to shops & schools............... $888/M

1 BR ste, 1 yr old home, 47 & Tyne area, Aug 15, ns, np. $900. 604-722-6544 - 604-325-5968

4795 JOYCE St. 2 BR bsmt new ste, bright,priv entry, np, ns, nr Joyce Skytrain Stn, $1,000 +utils + wd, avail now. 604-325-4949

1 BR suite, n/s, n/p, priv ent, w/d, East Van, nr main 49th. large liv room, $850. includes uitls Avail Aug 15. 604-644-9261

BACH BSMT suite, near UBC, furn, ideal for grad student, ns, np incld utilities, shared wd, avail Sept 1 $600, refs, 604-228-0932

1 LOVELY Bedroom suite good for single or couple, n/s, n/p, $830. Avail now, nr amens. Fraserview area 604-322-4874

PT GREY, 4427 W15th / UBC, Sept 1, 1010sf Lrg, bright, clean 2 br, main flr house. np, view, ref’s $2500/ $3000 furn’d. 224-3836

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6565

Office/Retail Rent

Offices: 2nd floor 2000 sq.ft. Main floor $200 per month and up. Ground floor 4000sf. 2163 Kingsway.. 604-454-1617..812-8188

6570

2 -1 Bdrm suites side by side. n/s, n/p, $650 each includes utils. very convenient loc. Nr Fraser St, 788 E. 53rd. 604-321-8211,321-2911

Out Of Town

CULTUS LAKE. Cottage available for short or long term rental. Fully furn’d 2BR, BBQ & sunny deck. Near beach. 604-813-7535

2 BR bsmt suite, Fraserview area, hardwood, all new appls, no smoking, no pets, avail now, near bus, $1000incls. 604-722-7627

HOME SERVICES 8020

Blinds & Draperies

WINDOW BLINDS SALES & SERVICES

8065

Contracting

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Call Joseph @ Metro Decor

Carpet Cleaning

8040

Carpet/Flooring Installation

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

★★★★★★

Artistry of Hardwood Floors

Refinish, sanding, install, dustless WE PAY THE HST 604-219-6944

8055

Cleaning

Butterfly Cleaning Inc. ‘‘Moving out, Home & Office’’ Bonded, Prof & Affordable. 604-781-4374 EXCLUSIVE 'Panorama Ridge'. 4 BR (2000 sf) on acreage + 1,500 sq ft detached workshop. $749,000. Johan, 604-626-7615.

6602

EW37

KITS POINT, 1 BLK from beach, quiet, 2 Br & den, wood burn f/p, kit/fam rm, dining rm, 5 appl, n/s, n/p, $2400 + utils. 604-732-9466

ROYAL STEAM CLEANING CO. Carpet & Fireplace Cleaning. Call 604-765-8054

Location! Condition! Price!

This unit offers it all!! Spacious 762 sq. ft. in a reputable 1946 building. Beautiful original hardwood floors, large rooms, updated kitchen, bath and windows. All for $349,000.

6540

8035

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

Condos/ Townhouses

6508

Reduced $327,900 Open House Sat & Sun 2-4, 207 - 2080 Maple, 1 BR see www.kitsbeachcondo.ca

Until The Property Is Sold. No Fees. www.GVCPS.ca / (604) 812-3718

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-04

Condos/ Townhouses

Apt/Condos

BEAUTIFUL APTS. 1 & 2 BR available. Special rates. Call 604-327-9419 for appt. to view.

North Van Apt. Rentals

BEAUTIFUL 1 BDRM in Norgate area. 1 small pet ok. Quiet and secure 55+ seniors bldg. On 3rd floor. d/w, ht/hw, underground parking, $1000/month, avail. Sep 15, call 983-6629

6508

6508

F R I D AY, A U G U S T 1 3 , 2 0 1 0 T H E VAN C O U V E R C O U R I E R

EXP CLEANING ladies avail 7 days/wk. Bonded. Vancouver, Burnaby, Richmond 604-928-0025 LIDIA’S EUROPEAN Cleaning. Res/Com. Specializing in detail cleaning. Bonded. 604-541-9255 QUALITY CLEANING. Exc refs. Res/com. Move in/out. Carpets + pressure wash’g. 778-895-3522

8058

Computer Services

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

8060

Concrete

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

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

253-0049

A. FOUNDATIONS, Retaining walls, Stairs, Driveways, Sidewalks. Any concrete project. We also do all types of block, & stone work. Free ests. Basile 604-617-5813 Tom 604-690-3316

8073

Drainage

DRAIN TILES, sewer lines, water lines & sumps. Mini excavation 604-230-1472 or 604-327-0885 Crown Roofing & Drainage Residental Div. Roofing installations & repairs. 604-327-3086

DRAIN TILES & WATER LINES Without Digging a Trench 604-739-2000 Mia Casa − Drain Tile/Sewer Line Water Line Repairs / Replacement & Cleaning. Vince 604-941-6060, Al 604-783-3142

8075

Drywall

ALL WORK GUARANTEED

J.A. CONSTRUCTION

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

604-916-7729 JEFF

ALWAYS DONE right with integrity.. complete drywall services, boarding, taping, painting & texture, Steve 604-613-4861 CITY LINK DRYWALL LTD WCB, liability insured. 20 yrs exp. Call Indy. Free Est. 604-780-5302 *Drywall * Taping * Texture * Stucco*Painting * Steel stud framing Quality Home 604-725-8925 VICTORIA DRYWALL LTD. 25 yrs exp. Reno’s & New Constr. Call Bruno ★ 604-313-2763 VINCE’S MAGIC Drywalling & textured ceiling repairs. Bonded 604-307-2295 / 778-340-5208

Wayne The Drywaller

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

8080

Electrical

Concrete Specialist. Driveways, sidewalks, exposed aggregate & patios. Santino 604.254.5551

#1167 LIC Bonded. BBB, lrg & sm jobs, expert trouble shooter, WCB, low rates, 24/7. 617-1774.

CONCRETE SPECIALIST, patio sidewalk, driveway, exposed aggregate reas rate 604-764-2726

A. LIC. ELECTRICIAN #19807 Semi-retired wants small jobs only. 604-689-1747, pgr 604-686-2319

L & L CONCRETE. All types: Stamped, Waterproofing, Wash & Sealing Larry 778-882-0098

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

6605

Townhouses Rent

11571 THORPE RD, 1282 sq.ft townhouse, 2 bdrm+den, 21/2baths, f/p, deck, patio, All appls, prkg. Near No.5 & Cambie Easy access to Vancouver & Hwy 91 & Hwy 99, September 1, lease, $1600/mo. 604-241-4895

8080

Electrical

A Lic’d. Electrician #30582. Rewiring & Reno, Appliance/Plumbing. Rotor Rooter & Hydro Pressure Jetting Service, 604-255-9026 - 778-998-9026 Free Estimates / 24 Hr Service ELECTRIC AVE Installations. Electrian lic# 99207, Res/comm, www.electric-ave.ca 604-215-0562 ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR: Exp, friendly, reliable. Specializing in replacing old nob & tube wiring. Lic.#50084. 604-725-4535 YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guaranteed. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

8087

Excavating

# 1 BACKHOE, EXCAVATOR & BOBCAT

one mini, drainage, landscaping, stump / rock / cement / oil tank removal. Water / sewer line, 24 hours Call 341-4446 or 254-6865

8090

Fencing/Gates

S&S LANDSCAPING & FENCING

Factory Direct Cedar Fence Panel for Sale & Installation 8291 No.5 Rd Richmond Call 604-275-3158 CEDAR, BAMBOO, chain link, gates, arbour, rubbish removal, landscape, etc. 604-321-2868 KB METAL PRODUCTS LTD. FENCE & GATES : CHAIN LINK & ALUMINUM ORNAMENTAL. ✫Free Estimate: 604-619-8434 West Coast Cedar Installations Custom fencing, decking & more 604-244-8824, Cell: 604-788-6458

8105

Floor Covering

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HOME SERVICES 8110

Floor Refinishing

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8130

Handyperson

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Gutters

Alliance

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Call Steve

604-723-2526 References Available

SMALL JOBS WELCOME! Bath, kitchen, plumbing, flooring, painting, etc. Call Mic, 604-725-3127

8140

Heating

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

8150

Kitchens/Baths

Counter Tops, Custom Cabinets & Refacing • In business 50 years

604-879-9191 Superior Cove Tops & Cabinets #3 - 8652 Joffre Ave, Burnaby

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

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8155

Landscaping

LAWN CUTTING, gardening, rubbish removal. No job too small Call Cameron 604-739-8241

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604-736-8791

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DYNAMIC GUTTERS & Exteriors. Full seamless gutters. Installation repairs & soffits. All jobs guaranteed. Fully insured, bonded, WCB. Will beat any competitors price. 604-439-9417

Able Boys Landscaping Ltd. bobcat/lawn/cedar fence/paving stones, trim trees. 604-377-3107

8160

Lawn & Garden

HEDGE SHRUB TREE & STUMP REMOVAL

224-3669 Expert Pruning ISA By Certified Arborist Ornamental & Fruit Trees, Shrubs & Hedges Northwest Arboriculture Colin Malcolm, Insured

604-618-9741

Professional Powerwash Gutters cleaned & repaired Since 1984, 604-339-0949 PRP GUTTER CLEANING & GUTTER REPAIRS. Free estimates 604-764-0399 Waters Home Maintenance Gutter Cleaning, repairs, windows Free estimate 604-738-6606

Handyperson

DAHIPP CONTRACTING Handyman Services Baths, Kitchens, etc 604.817.0718

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

8175

Masonry

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8180

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9129 Shaughnessy St.

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604-724-3832

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8193

Oil Tank Removal

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8195

Painting/ Wallpaper

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8240

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8195

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8130

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8125

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8185

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8120

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8160

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• • • •

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8205

Paving/Seal Coating

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North Shore Based

SUNDECKS FENCES • STAIRS

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604-346-8191 Edgemont Building Maintenance • Power Washing • Window Cleaning • Gutter Cleaning

ACCURATE PAINTING - Int & ext. Competitive prices. 15+ yrs exp. Henry cell 604-754-9661

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

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Established 1963

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Renovations & Home Improvement

8250

Roofing

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Roofing

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BATHS * KITCHENS * SUITES & MORE ACE OF TRADES: Complete Renovations Plumbing, Electrical Master Carpenter, Painting Wallpapering Kitchen/Bathroom designer & installer. floors Ceramic Tiles Drywall, 25 yrs. exp. $30/hr Mark Local Cell: 778-889-9918 Additions, renovations, New construction. concrete forming and framing specialist. call 218-3064

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BBB • WCB • Fully Insured

ROOFING

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

#1 Roofing Company in BC

BATHROOMS • Basement suites laminate/hardwood flrs, plumbing & painting. John: 604-617-5054

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STEPS, RAILINGS, DECKS

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Roofing

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Collectibles & Classics

1986 FORD MUSTANG LX Convertible, Original owner, red with new white top, GT wheels, perfect, $5200. 604-809-6919

9125

Domestic

The Company Homeowners Trust.

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Samra Bros. Roofing Ltd. is a family owned and operated business serving the lower mainland for the last 40 years. We are specialists in cedar shake re-roofing and we also do cedar conversions to fiberglass laminate shingles. We use high quality products such as Malarkey and CertainTeed. All of our roofs come with warranties which are fully transferrable.

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HOME SERVICES 8255

Rubbish Removal

DISPOSAL BINS 10 - 40 yard bins. Lowest rates! disposalking.com 604-306-8599

bcheemaroofing.ca

COAST TO COAST ROOFING 15 Years Experience RE-ROOF & REPAIR SPECIALIST ~ No Job Too Small ~

Gary, 604-897-3614

McNabb Roofing

Cell : 604-839-7881 MAC ROOFING INC.

Residential & Commercial Tar & Gravel to Torch On Conversion Member of Shell Busey’s House Smart Referral Network ★ Govt Certified ★ 20 yrs exp

778-237-ROOF (7663)

POINT GREY LTD. ROOFING Established 1946

All Types of Roofing, Re-Roofing & Repairs Cell: 604-379-2641 Office: 604-985-2641

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

9125

Domestic

8255

Luxury Cars

Disposal & Recycling

★ ★ ★ ★

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604-RUBBISH

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Free Est’s • Large or Small Jobs

9145

Scrap Car Removal

NO WHEELS, NO PROBLEM

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9155

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

1992 TOYOTA Landcruiser Prado, 4x4, 194K km, right hand drive, diesel, very clean, new tires/shocks/glow-plugs, roof rack & trailer hitch, full service history, seats 7, $10,000, Nick Jones 778-996-0568

HOUR 2Service From Call

2000 JAGUAR S-Type 3.0 V6, auto, 88kms, gold, beautiful, $8,188 obo, Tel: 778-322-3598

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

Luke: 604-729-6871 Tiling

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

Sun Decks

1997 OLDS Cutlass, 186K 1-owner, no accidents, new tires, $2100. 604-274-7000

MOBILE Metric Motorcycle Mechanic, Located in Delta, we offer p/up & del, 604 340-7055

9135 2003 BUICK Century Gold Custom, Auto 4DR SDN Like new, NO acc. $7,998 obo. 604-568-4345

Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

Parts & Accessories

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8335

Window Cleaning

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Stucco

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9160

Sports & Imports

1991 MERCEDES 500SL convert turquoise, hardtop, auto, good cond, $11,000 604-726-4258 1993 NISSAN 240SX limited ed. SE convertible, Skyline seats & rims, blk/blk, aircared, 186 K, $4200 obo. 604-600-2030

Tree Services

www.guttervac.ca

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604-420-4800 Established 1963

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

ACCENT- Window Cleaning by hand, inside & out. North Shore based. 604-346-8191

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9160

Sports & Imports

2006 HONDA Civic DX Coupe $12,500. Auto, dark blue, PWR Locks/Windows, heated mirrors, digital dash, 4 new tires, new brakes. Honda Serviced. NO Accidents. 100k. Great on gas, +extras. Coq. ★ 604-868-3128

9173

Vans

1996 DODGE Grand Caravan SE, $3500, 7 seats, 222K Kms, Good Condition, Great Work Van, p/s, p/w, good tires, new muffler/ exhaust, Air Care 2011, contact Ron @ 604-837-9335

9522

Motorhomes/RVs

1995 CLASS C 25ft Ford E-350, Yellowstone 114.600ks, gd cond slps 6, $16,500. 604-255-5453

Family Owned & Operated

9130

8315

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8305

8309

Student Works

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2004 CROWN Victoria, white, 4 dr, 88,500 kms, Aircare exempt, $2,450 obo. Call 604-910-2891.

9129

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Smarter Buyer. Better Car.

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2006 VOLVO S80 2.5T AWD, Sapphire Black, black leather, fully loaded, 69K, PWR E v e r y t h i ng , X e n o n , W o o d steering wheel, 17' Whls. Original Warranty, clean, local. $19,500 Anton ★ 778.996.5471 NEED CHEAP AUTOBODY ? www.cheapautobody.ca 604-341-7738

2003 FORD Pleasure Way, self contained, suit couple, low kms, clean, $43,000, 604-943-9749


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dashboard

2011 model comes with instantaneous fuel economy meter

Camry Hybrid remains gold standard in eco-friendly people mover

davidchao The Toyota Camry Hybrid pioneered the hybridization of the modern mid-sized sedan and it has already outlived a couple of its competitors. Its hybrid-drive system transforms one of our favourite family sedans into an eco-friendly, fuel-sipping people mover. Unlike the Prius, the Camry is not a ground-up hybrid design, so some compromises are inevitable. One is the hybrid battery pack, which takes away a chunk of trunk space. There’s still room for a couple of golf bags, so it’s not a big sacrifice.

In both power output and price, Toyota has cleverly positioned the Camry Hybrid between the four-cylinder and V6 gas engine versions of the car. This may partially explain why it has already outlived both the Honda Accord Hybrid and the Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid. These two departed competitors also have another thing in common, motor-assist or mild hybrid systems. Current competitors, the Ford Fusion and Nissan Altima, are both full hybrids, enabling the vehicles to be driven in a pure electric mode without the gas engine. In the bigger picture, however, hybrid vehicle sales are still a fraction of total vehicle sales. Plug-in hybrid and new full-electric vehicle technologies are on the horizon, so it will be interesting to see which technology will be the most popular with consumers. Camry Hybrid has already built a solid reputation for reliability and comes with some minor external styling chang-

The Camry Hybrid’s 2.4-litre four-cylinder engine is mated to an electric motor/generator, which can deliver a combined output that’s equivalent to 187-horsepower. es and new interior features. A new-look front grille and bumper are the most prominent visual changes. To help owners make the most of the hybrid-drive system’s frugal use of fuel, there’s a new instantaneous fuel economy meter. In addition, there are some new convenience features such as power windows with driver’s auto up/down function, a sat-

ellite radio antenna with prewire USB connectivity and an available backup camera. Toyota’s Hybrid Synergy Drive system is now in more than one million vehicles worldwide. In the Camry Hybrid, a 2.4-litre four-cylinder engine is mated to an electric motor/generator, which can deliver a combined output that’s equivalent to 187horsepower.

An advantage of the hybrid-drive system is that the high-torque qualities of the electric motor can be utilized at any time for a quick power surge. So it can provide engine response and acceleration that’s normally associated with a larger engine. My test Camry Hybrid came with the moonroof package, which upped the price to $32,400. A leather

and navigation package that contains leather upholstery; a four-way power adjustable passenger seat; heated front seats; a backup camera and a DVD-based navigation system with a seven-inch LCD display screen are also available. Design—The new grille and front bumper allow a larger lower intake opening and larger projector beam headlights. It also includes a prominently positioned extra-large Toyota emblem on a front that blends nicely with an attractively sculptured hood. A side view of the Camry shows a belt line that rises towards the rear. At the back, the trunk has a mini-spoiler type lip and it comes with restyled LED tail lights. The Hybrid edition of Camry also has an extra-low drag coefficient (0.27 Cd), which is achieved with the help of unique wheel spats and under-body air shields. Interior—Roomy and comfortable, the Camry Hybrid’s interior leaves a reviewer with little to complain about or Continued next page


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CORI’S KITCHEN Preparation: Cut the shrimp into 2 or 3 pieces and place in a large bowl. INGREDIENTS Add the avocado, onion, toma1¼ pounds cooked toes, bell pepper, cilantro, and de-veined shelled shrimp, lime juice. tail shells removed. Mix all the ingredients together. 3 avocados - peeled, pitted and diced. Season with salt and pepper to ½ medium onion, chopped. taste. 4 tomatoes, diced. Refrigerate at least 20 minutes 1 bell pepper (any color), before serving. chopped. ¼ cup chopped cilantro. 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice. Salt and ground black pepper.

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Continued from page 4 “William, in particular, is totally into the business [side] and the flow of information,” says Enns. “I’ve never seen anybody who thinks that way—definitely not a student. I’m not a business teacher, so maybe these kids are out there, but it was a pretty unique experience for me to work with them.” Enns witnessed the two playing off each other’s strengths and describes Kim as “a very calm, cerebral, intelligent young man” who served as the perfect counterpoint to Zhou’s “go-getter” attitude. “What makes William so productive is he doesn’t see anything as an obstacle because he feels like there’s always an answer to everything on the Internet. He just knows how to access information in a way that, being around him, I’ve learned.” Enns suspects their age may present difficulties for some clients reticent to work with teenagers, but conversely they don’t have to deal with financial responsibilities most business people face. “Being youthful, you’re living at home. You don’t have any real overhead, you don’t need to make $40,000 that year to pay for your rent and your food, so that way they can establish themselves and slowly grow.”

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rowth was at the heart of Design Vetica’s business objectives this summer. They expanding the team to include developer Michael Norton, 20, Colorado-based designer Carson Kahn, 17, and project manager Michelle Pham, a 16-year-old Sir Winston Churchill student. Zhou and Kim also focused on a web application called Draftboard. It’s

Zhou, meanwhile, continues to brush up on the mechanics of running a company. A day earlier, he attended a payroll seminar. Financial matters, however, are secondary to the technical and practical knowledge they’re acquiring from the venture. “It wasn’t like, OK we’re going to make x amount of dollars in x amount of time. We didn’t do it as a moneymaking [scheme]. We wanted to create this group as a company and half way we kind of blurted out, ‘Let’s have an office.’ Not to sound cheesy, but ‘Just do it’ actually makes sense,” explains Zhou, while acknowledging at their age they can afford to, and want to, take risks. “Right now a lot of us are in it for the experience, so money’s almost a bonus.”

T Minna Van helped launch The Network Hub to meet the demands and challenges photo Dan Toulgoet of young entrepreneurs. expected to keep their company afloat when they return to school and are forced to scale down projects. Draftboard allows clients to log in and view mockups of sites. If clients want something changed, they can annotate the specific area with a comment such as “Please change the colour.” Ultimately, Design Vetica envisions 500 paying users for the application monthly. “In terms of services, there’s only so many hours in the day we can provide service. That’s why we came up with [Draft-

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tall and lanky William Zhou climbs up the squeaky, carpeted staircase of an aging Richards Street building near Hastings until he reaches the third floor where it opens into a bright, contemporary office space. An exposed brick wall provides a stylish backdrop for a small seating area to the right. A bookshelf, stocked with computer, marketing and finance texts, is positioned near a compact coffee station. Zhou passes the reception desk on the left and heads into a sparsely decorated meeting room where his business partner, David Kim, quietly types on a MacBook. A cracked-open window does little to cool the space on this warm July morning. The pair seems nonetheless relaxed despite working on details of a key web application for their business, Design Vetica, before Zhou leaves for China on vacation. They launched the web design and media production company in early 2009. It’s already created websites for local businesses and charitable organizations. Silicon Valley venture capitalist and popular blogger Guy Kawasaki—one of the Apple employees responsible for marketing the Macintosh in 1984—tweeted about the duo last February after reading a blog entry about them. More recently, the company landed a job designing the website for Internet entrepreneur and blogger Jason Calacanis’s Launch Conference next year. Designing the website is a major coup. While Zhou and Kim aren’t being paid, they hope to be compensated in exposure. The company’s profile is slowly emerging in the lucrative tech world thanks to the cofounders’ ingenuity and hard work, which is all the more notable given they’re teenagers living at home. They started the business

Point Grey secondary teacher Michael Enns was impressed by the business acumen of students William Zhou and David Kim. photo Dan Toulgoet while attending Point Grey secondary. Kim, 17, enters Grade 12 this September. Zhou, 18, graduated in June and heads to University of Waterloo to study computer science next month. The small business, which expanded this summer, employs three staff—all 20 or under. The two teenaged owners embody an enviable combination of youth, intellect, ambition and self-confidence as they sit at a board table at The Network Hub, a shared office in downtown Vancouver where Design Vetica rents space during summer months. “I know a lot of students who want to start a company, who are totally capable of doing it, but people are telling them not

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Continued from page 4 “William, in particular, is totally into the business [side] and the flow of information,” says Enns. “I’ve never seen anybody who thinks that way—definitely not a student. I’m not a business teacher, so maybe these kids are out there, but it was a pretty unique experience for me to work with them.” Enns witnessed the two playing off each other’s strengths and describes Kim as “a very calm, cerebral, intelligent young man” who served as the perfect counterpoint to Zhou’s “go-getter” attitude. “What makes William so productive is he doesn’t see anything as an obstacle because he feels like there’s always an answer to everything on the Internet. He just knows how to access information in a way that, being around him, I’ve learned.” Enns suspects their age may present difficulties for some clients reticent to work with teenagers, but conversely they don’t have to deal with financial responsibilities most business people face. “Being youthful, you’re living at home. You don’t have any real overhead, you don’t need to make $40,000 that year to pay for your rent and your food, so that way they can establish themselves and slowly grow.”

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rowth was at the heart of Design Vetica’s business objectives this summer. They expanding the team to include developer Michael Norton, 20, Colorado-based designer Carson Kahn, 17, and project manager Michelle Pham, a 16-year-old Sir Winston Churchill student. Zhou and Kim also focused on a web application called Draftboard. It’s

Zhou, meanwhile, continues to brush up on the mechanics of running a company. A day earlier, he attended a payroll seminar. Financial matters, however, are secondary to the technical and practical knowledge they’re acquiring from the venture. “It wasn’t like, OK we’re going to make x amount of dollars in x amount of time. We didn’t do it as a moneymaking [scheme]. We wanted to create this group as a company and half way we kind of blurted out, ‘Let’s have an office.’ Not to sound cheesy, but ‘Just do it’ actually makes sense,” explains Zhou, while acknowledging at their age they can afford to, and want to, take risks. “Right now a lot of us are in it for the experience, so money’s almost a bonus.”

T Minna Van helped launch The Network Hub to meet the demands and challenges photo Dan Toulgoet of young entrepreneurs. expected to keep their company afloat when they return to school and are forced to scale down projects. Draftboard allows clients to log in and view mockups of sites. If clients want something changed, they can annotate the specific area with a comment such as “Please change the colour.” Ultimately, Design Vetica envisions 500 paying users for the application monthly. “In terms of services, there’s only so many hours in the day we can provide service. That’s why we came up with [Draft-

board]. That’s pretty much our next step to elevate our status,” Kim explains. They’re also working on a website for UBC and with a variety of other clients, but “corporate sustainability,” as Kim calls it, is important too. The team is developing a website for the local Red Cross office in the refugee claimants area. They’re being paid and are donating the money back to the charity. Previously, they produced an International Women’s Day web page for Amnesty International on a sponsorship basis.

heir attitude doesn’t surprise Catherine Swift, chairwoman, president and CEO of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business. Toronto-based Swift suspects Zhou and Kim are much more driven than average teens and likely have a higher independence streak—both common traits in entrepreneurs. “There’s a lot of research on entrepreneurs, in general, that shows it’s the self-reliance and the desire for independence that drives them. It’s not even money. Money is never in the top 10 motivations of entrepreneurs. It also tends to be the desire to make a difference in some way. We all have to make money, obviously, but the people that think [entrepreneurs] are just blindly pursuing the almighty dollar—it’s not true. It’s all these other almost intangibles—their happiness, being proud of doing something for themselves, being in control of their own lives.” Continued on page 6

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Continued from page 5 According to Swift, business people are starting companies at younger ages and entrepreneurship is viewed positively by high school students, and particularly students in post secondary. “We’ve seen a real change in the last 20 years,” she says. “The notion of the old job for life is right out the window in my generation, let alone my children’s generation.” The fact web-based businesses have low overhead costs makes them especially attractive to young tech-minded entrepreneurs, she adds, calling technology the great equalizer. “It’s a perfect fit for them. You don’t need a huge investment and you can have an international business online much more easily that you could in the days before the Internet.” Swift considers their youthful self-confidence an asset. “A certain amount of naïveté is not a terrible thing because you don’t talk yourself out of everything. I have two kids in their 20s, so I see they definitely have self-confidence, maybe sometimes over-confidence, but the real world will take care of that soon enough.”

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t’s 11 a.m. and Minna Van is sipping an iced coffee in Waves at the corner of Richards and Hastings. The hour is early for the petite 28-year-old who worked till 6 a.m. on her computer before grabbing a short nap to make this appointment. With her hair tied back in a ponytail, “Rebel Revenge” T-shirt and flip-flops, Van looks younger than her years, yet she runs The Network Hub a few doors down. Van gave Zhou and Kim a break on their rent because her life has followed a similar path. She launched a web development company called Atomic Media as a “creative outlet” with her brother John Van and friend Jay Catalan while she attended Templeton secondary. Four years ago, the

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threesome opened The Network Hub, partly in recognition of challenges facing young entrepreneurs. “As a young person, it was really hard to rent space. You need credit, you need to go through an application process, you need lots of references, but if you’re in high school what reference can you really get? [Do you say] ‘Mom, tell them what a really great child I was,’” laughs Van. (Zhou and Kim encountered similar obstacles while arranging a corporate bank account—a parent had to sign for them initially. They’ve since incorporated their business and opened a business account on their own.) When Van, who put herself through university, launched her business a decade ago, she had to turn down clients because of her high school schedule. “A lot of times I had to hide under the table [and talk]. Clients might hire you because you’re young, but they aren’t aware that you’re still in school, so there are a lot of challenges. Today, you have email, which is great—clients email you or there’s management software where they enter in their opinion, but in my day people would call you up during class… I was constantly either running to the washroom or hiding in the back [of the classroom] trying to answer my phone. I usually had to pretend I was in the library,” she explains, laughing at the memory. “That was the reason I loved the Design Vetica kids because I know what a struggle it is to start your own business while you’re that young in school. While you’re in school, especially high school, it’s a

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Arts community rallies behind gallery/music venue Naoibh O’Connor Staff writer

Main Street’s Little Mountain Gallery is optimistic its doors will remain open just weeks after a city inspector warned it was hosting events contrary to its business licence. The gallery, at 195 East 26th, opened more than four years ago and has regularly leased the space to artists and musicians for more than two years. Artists staged “small, affordable, alcohol-free, all-ages” shows that ended by 10 p.m., according to Little Mountain. Proceeds from those events helped pay the gallery’s rent. It doesn’t have paid staff and is run by volunteers. But someone complained about the shows, which sparked a visit from a city inspector who told the gallery it would have to stop the shows unless it could get the appropriate approvals since it’s only licenced as a retail art gallery. Volunteers worried that signaled the end of gallery and an important space for artists to perform. They met with Vision Vancouver Coun. Heather Deal and staff in the city’s cultural planning department.

“We are currently working with the city to make Little Mountain a legitimate space,” explained artist Ehren Salazar who helps run the gallery. “This includes applying for a cultural infrastructure grant. If awarded the grant, we will use the funds allocated to renovate and improve the space.” Salazar said Little Mountain received more than 200 letters of support from musicians, artists, local businesses, theatre companies, record labels and neighbourhood residents. The gallery now hosts most of its concerts at Nyala, a neighbouring restaurant. “They have agreed to help us out until we can move all of our shows back to Little Mountain,” Salazar said. “We are trying to limit music shows at the gallery space to weekends, with occasional shows consisting of quieter acts still occurring at the space once in a while. We will still be hosting visual art exhibits and theatrical companies.” Salazar said it’s important to him that the gallery is respectful to neighbourhood concerns. He is encouraged by the city’s response to the situation and believes the outcome will be good for the gallery.

“We’re feeling more positive about the situation than we were two or three weeks ago, but the space is still in limbo until we sort out some of our current issues with the city,” Salazar said. “City hall expects us to move forward on the initiatives we have discussed with them. Completing our grant proposal is our number one priority. Little Mountain Gallery is committed to becoming a recognized legitimate space for all-ages music and arts events in Vancouver.” The Courier could not reach a spokesperson from the city’s cultural planning department by press deadline. But the department is in the midst of a review of regulations concerning live performance venues. The intent is to update and modernize regulations to help venues operate more easily within city guidelines. Little Mountain Gallery is featuring Alex Cieslik’s new exhibit “Outside Access, which opens at the gallery Aug. 12. It’s also having an all-ages benefit concert at the Rickshaw Theatre between 7 p.m. and midnight, Aug. 13. Proceeds go towards helping the gallery remain open. noconnor@vancourier.com

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WEB POLL NATION Go to www.vancourier.com to vote Given the chance, would you live in the Olympic Village? Last week’s poll question: Where’s the best place for an August swim? Trout Lake—12 per cent English Bay—48 per cent Hillcrest Park aquatic centre-40 per cent This is not a scientific poll.

The Jimi Hendrix Shrine & Museum, at the corner of Main and Union, is an oddball, homespun tribute to a rock-music icon. Housed in an orange-painted brick building behind a student hostel, the museum contains photos and memorabilia of the guitarist and singer, who died in 1970 at age 27. Outside, visitors can enjoy the “shrine,” a gazebo area laid out on Astroturf with potted flowers and a view of the noisy back lane. As it stands, this amateur museum is the only reminder of Hogan’s Alley, home to Vancouver’s small, but significant black population whose men worked as porters in the nearby train station. The Hendrix Museum building was once part of Vie’s Chicken and Steak House, a neighbourhood institution that employed Hendrix’s grandmother, Nora. “Hogan’s Alley was a mixed, immigrant neighbourhood with Italian, blacks and Asians,” Wayde Compton tells me outside the Georgia and Dunsmuir street viaducts. “It wasn’t so much where every black person in the city lived, but the community locus. The church was here, as were chicken houses like Vie’s.” A rough, working-class area, Hogan’s Alley was demolished in 1967 to build the viaducts, part of an ill-considered plan by an NPA-led city council to construct an eight-lane freeway through Strathcona. “The idea was to gear the city to the car and people living in the suburbs,” says Compton, a poet and essayist who’s fought for a memorial to this lost community. “The NPA did this in an era before consultation. When they released their plans in 1967, people were horrified.” After a rancorous debate, a neighbourhood

kevinchong group that included Mike Harcourt successfully blocked the freeway but not the viaducts, whose fate is now under study by city council. “The viaducts were part of a plan that was rejected. They now consume four city blocks and the legacy of the black community that was obliterated,” says Vision Vancouver Coun. Geoff Meggs. “Are they a positive part of the future, or will they hold us back?” Presently, the viaducts serve as a monument to the folly of “urban removal,” a movement that was perceptively nicknamed “Negro removal” in the States. Already, some notable figures in the city, including architect Bing Thom, have advocated for the dismantling of these roadways. Their proposals include the creation of a park space built on the existing bridge, like Manhattan’s High Line, or the construction of a new residential area on the city-owned land for approximately 7,200 new residents. Compton and I walk up Union Street, oppo-

site the viaduct on-ramp. As we pass the V6A condo development behind the Hendrix Museum, he points to the cobbles from the original neighbourhood’s streets that have been exposed by the construction site. “I think we need more social housing. People are being priced out of the city,” he says. “The fear is that we’ll see more gentrification; in that case, it should be left alone.” According to Compton, plans for a Hogan’s Alley Memorial are finally underway. I suggest to him a more fitting tribute would be to design another mixed neighbourhood in its place, one in which people of different ethnicities and incomes can co-exist. Today, the different demographics of the city—singles and families, poor and rich, native English speakers and people who have another first language—live too often without the daily comingling that gives a city its character, community and sense of mutual appreciation. Perhaps the solution could lie in more social housing, combined with affordable developments, like Ian Gillespie’s 60 West Cordova project, which eschews parking spots and discourages property speculation by forcing owners to reside in properties, and fill the dearth of undetached family housing in the city. The future of the viaducts could possibly reside in its past. “The lesson of those times,” Compton says about the original neighbourhood’s demolition, “is that people who live in the area should decide what happens there. They generally do what’s best for the neighbourhood.” metaquiche@hotmail.com (Allen Garr is on vacation.)

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Digital age mixed blessing for language and communication My sister was driving her daughter home from summer school when she learned that a fellow student had an “iPatch.” My sister works at a large B.C. firm doing customer support for corporate clients, and feels she always has to keep up on the latest tech terms. But she had never heard of an iPatch before. Was it some kind of system upgrade, an antivirus thing for an iPhone or iPad, perhaps? She just had to ask. “Mommmm,” said my niece, rolling her eyes, “don’t you know what an eyepatch is? It’s something you put over one eye!” Most of us can relate to this anecdote. We often feel overwhelmed by the cultural expectation to stay abreast of the latest gadget, gizmo or app. No one wants to come across as some odd bird from the manual age, parroting tech-talk without understanding it. When some kid asks how many gigaflops your Vimbliscous Boodledrive outputs through a K-9 bitwrangler, you don’t want to mumble something at your shoes about a back-order at Future Shop. There’s a big ongoing debate on whether the Internet is making us dumber or smarter. Recent books like The Shallows, You are Not a Gadget and The Dumbest Generation argue for the prosecution. For the defence, there’s… well, it’s never hard to find some seminaked geek presenting his briefs on YouTube. In any case, there’s no doubt the digital age has been a bag of mixed blessings for the English language. Any person can whip up a social networking account, but it takes a special person to confuse “repudiate” and “refute,” as Sarah Palin did on a recent Muslim-baiting “tweet.” And it takes a very special person to argue that her newly minted word, “refudiate,” was a creative construction and not a malapropism. (Take a bow, neocon shill William Kristol.) Years ago, primatologists were stunned when a chimp taught to communicate in American Sign Language spontaneously described a swan as “water bird.” Lexical elision—creating a new word by putting two different words together—was impressive for Washoe the Chimp, but less so for Sarah the Teabagger, especially since it was unintentional. With comments and links limited to 140 characters, Twitter is something close to the capability of some animals, I suspect. I’m not interested in anything the former governor of Alaska has to say, but I’d certainly check out any tweets from the legendary squawker,

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geoffolson Alex the African Grey Parrot. Unfortunately, this ex-parrot joined the choir invisible a few years ago. His trainer, Brandeis psychology professor Irene Pepperberg, shared tales of his extraordinary intelligence in her 2008 memoir, Alex and Me. Apparently Alex was creative enough to express himself through words of his own making. After he had learned the words for banana, cherry and grape, Dr. Pepperberg introduced Alex to a fourth fruit, apple. But Alex refused to say “apple,” producing a pathetic “puh” instead. He had other ideas what the fruit was, insisting on calling it a “banerry.” At one point he slowly and deliberately said “Ban-err-ee” to Pepperberg, as if he was verbally training her the same way she trained him. A linguist friend told her it sounded like Alex had created a lexical elision. “Alex might have thought the apple tasted a bit like banana. Certainly it looked like a very large cherry (it was a red apple). Banana + cherry = Banerry,” she wrote. One day the psychologist was going through exercises with Alex, getting him to identify multicoloured plastic refrigerator letters, and describe their colours. Alex, being long on smarts but short on patience, would sometimes grow bored of such strange human routines. This time he interspersed his responses with “I want a nut.” Pepperberg initially refused, wanting to complete the exercise first. Finally, Alex looked at her and slowly said, “Want a nut. Nnn…uh…tuh.” “I was stunned,” the author writes. “It was as if he were saying, ‘Hey, stupid, do I have to spell it out for you?’” Whatever went on in Alex’s bird brain, it seems far more than mimicry was involved. In another anecdote from the book, he perches by a flustered accountant and asks if she wants a nut, wants corn, wants water. Dissatisfied by the no’s, Alex asked, “Well, what do you want?” Maybe he should have asked if she wanted an iPatch. www.geoffolson.com

Vision Vancouver city councillors George Chow (left) and Kerry Jang bristled at recent CSIS allegations of Chinese influence and espionage. file photo Dan Toulgoet To the editor: Re “Letter of the Week,” Aug. 4. Some of your readers agree with CSIS henchman Richard Fadden and MP Rob Anders’s Chinese spy allegations. (One reader even said Chinese spying is ubiquitous on a global scale.) While I’m a Chinese-Canadian (being Canadian first of Chinese ancestry), I reckon myself fortunate enough to be able to immigrate to this country and became a citizen. Canada has been and still is a peaceful, peace-loving, tolerant and compassionate country in general. I admit and agree that China is now run by a totalitarian regime but this doesn’t make me detest my roots and repel anything that is associated with my Chinese ethnic background. In my opinion, Mr.Fadden’s Chinese spy

allegations sound hostile to the ChineseCanadian community and have aroused unnecessary suspicions and distrust among our citizens. Many countries, not just China, have their spies infiltrated into other countries and engaged in international espionage. Why single out China? Could it be that some Westerners don’t want to see a China on the rise and emerging as a major world power politically and economically? As for Mr. Fadden, I just can’t wait to find out the names and contents of his disclosure report of the individuals who are involved in the spy allegations. Once we found out who they are, then deal with them accordingly.

To the editor: Re: “Cut to VSB’s anti-homophobia job cruel and careless,” Aug. 6. While I agree with Tom Sandborn that cutting the hours of the Vancouver School Board’s anti-homophobia consultant was ill advised, I assure him it was a decision that was made carefully and painfully, alongside also ill-advised cuts. This was a brutal and unacceptable budget, but the minister of education made it very clear that Vancouver needed to stop funding “non-core” services and balance the inadequate budget. Walking in this year’s Pride Parade with the VSB float was indeed bittersweet knowing that we’ve made so much progress, but we still have so much further to go to free our schools of homophobia and it’s going to be more challenging than ever with the

reduction in Steve Mulligan’s hours, fewer counsellors, support workers and staff.

Stephen Chiu, Vancouver

We Gutted VSB budget results in anti-homophobia cut want Patti Bacchus, chair, Vancouver School Board

••• To the editor: Thank you, Tom Sandborn, for highlighting the impacts of cutting VSB’s anti-homophobia coordinator. We’re losing most of VSB’s remaining specialized supports for addressing complex challenges like homophobia. Education Minister Margaret MacDiarmid concluded that Vancouver has the resources it needs to provide a full education program. These cuts illustrate that her vision of education resembles a thin, watery gruel. Dawn Steele, Vancouver

Pride Parade celebrates human rights and glamour To the editor: Re: “Pride Parade about more than sequins and Speedos,” July 28. What a fabulous column about the Pride Parade. I was fortunate enough to still be in Vancouver while it took place and was very overwhelmed at the amount of support the same-sex communities receive in Vancouver. At a very young age my uncle passed away from

AIDS and it still has a very lasting effect on my family and myself to this day. To see such warmth and welcoming attitudes just makes me shiver all over with happiness to know that there is a lot of good change in the works. I am currently over here from Australia and even though gay and lesbian relationships are accepted to some degree I would love for us to follow in Vancouver’s foot

steps and embrace the right of people to express freely who they are a lot more. At the end of the day I hope that more awareness and education will keep making events like the Pride Parade a huge celebration of human rights, and that all of us can walk around with a bit of glamour in our step. Thank you for being proud. Holly Deacon, Thornton, Australia

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t has been reported that on a recent episode of the Oprah Talk Show, film star Raquel Welch enthusiastically took the pledge to make her car a “No Phone Zone,” thereby joining the now close to 400,000 total pledge submitters. If you haven’t yet taken Oprah’s ‘No Phone Cedric Hughes Zone’ pledge, you, too, (—Canadians welcome) can go to Oprah.com, click on the highlighted NO PHONE ZONE button and retrieve the form. We may scoff, but wandering through the ‘NPZ’ web pages might just take you exactly where Oprah wants you to go—straight back to the pledge form. It appears that Oprah is a genius motivator. That she has chosen to focus her seemingly limitless energies on this topic and in this way, i.e. via a pledge, is laudable and interesting. For one thing, the exercise highlights one of the problems with the patchwork quilt that is motor vehicle law in the United States and, indeed, in Canada. An interactive map on the site shows the differing cell phone use laws for each state. This means that while some people are opting to pledge voluntarily—in the states without cell phone use laws—others may be pledging to do what the law requires them to do anyway. Is the fundamental assumption of a democracy founded on the rule of law that citizens know the law and will obey it no longer reliable? Is it just the special nature of cell phone usage— we are so badly habituated that the usual sanctions don’t work? … And has Oprah started a revolution to harmonize 50 sets of motor vehicle laws? Oprah isn’t the only NPZ enthusiast. In Coral Springs, Florida, Allstate Insurance is running an “X the TXT” campaign to encourage teens to sign a no-texting-and-driving pledge. Participation is

encouraged by a contest for Jordin Sparks tickets. Winning involves proving you are a champion texter holding a valid driver’s license or learner’s permit, and who has taken the pledge. Proving thumb-skill prowess involves submitting a single 2010 cell phone bill. So Barrister & Solicitor far, the lead contestant has, reportedly, logged 38,000 text messages in a single month. But, as if breaking our collective cell phone habit isn’t tough enough, a new study from England concludes listening to sports on the radio is also problematic, especially if you are in any way emotionally involved. Traditionally, radio listening, not requiring driver interaction, has not been considered distracting. Listening to sports broadcasts is different, however, especially if you are emotionally connected to the outcome. Emotionally connected drivers had 20% slower reaction times which added six metres of stopping distance at 110 kmh—10% farther than drivers at the legal limit for alcohol consumption. Reports of the study describe skeptical reactions by some experts. However, distracted driving expert Paul Atchley, an associate professor of psychology at the University of Kansas said, “if you live and die with every score broadcast on the radio…It will take [your] attention from the roadway, because you can’t attend to two things at the same time. There’s no such thing as multitasking.”

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Convention celebrates Asian animation Sandra Thomas Staff writer

At this weekend’s Anime Evolution convention at the University of B.C., casual and hardcore games will compete in a new tournament-style battle called The Gauntlet. And according to convention spokesperson Gregory Neher, the buzz is all about the tournament’s grand prize. “The winner gets their name on a trophy made from an old Nintendo power glove,” said Neher. “The gamers are going crazy over it.” Anime Evolution brings together fans of Asian, and in particular Japanese, animation, manga comic books, film music and video games. It showcases the works of Canadian and international artists and the schedule includes Q&A events as well as workshops featuring voice actors, directors, artists, animators, comic book publishers and game developers. Started in 2002, it was preceded by smaller gatherings held by fans of animation subcultures of one genre or another, according to Neher. Another new event this year is an area dubbed the Villa, an entire building where more than 100 artists and dealers will display their work and wares. It will also house rooms dedicated to creative workshops and academic panels. But not all of those workshops and panels are for the academically inclined. Sunday afternoon sees the workshop Zapp Brannigan’s Guide to Women, based on a fictional 25-star general from the animated series Futurama who has a reputation for having an ego as large as the galaxy. Coincidently, Neher plans to dress as Brannigan for various events over the course of the weekend. Another conference receiving a lot of attention is the Lolita fashion show Friday,

“I ALWAYS GET TO BE A SPACE CAPTAIN.” Charles Bae

Aug. 13, to coincide with the Lolita Survival Guide, which runs from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Lolita fashion involves grown women wearing Victorian-style, little-girl’s clothing with the goal of looking like a porcelain doll of that era. Computer animation student Charles Bae, who has attended several Lolita tea parties, hopes that trend of returning to childhood will translate into merchandise sales at the conference. Bae is attending the convention selling buttons, pins, toys and collectors items such as Sailor Moon dolls, Barbie dolls dressed in Asian fashions, plush toys and model kits from the Japanese TV science-fiction series Space Battleship Yamato. Regular Courier readers will recognize Bae as one of the city’s biggest Star Trek fans. “It’s the Japanese Star Trek,” says Bae of Space Battleship Yamato. “The Asian crowd will know it.” For this convention, Bae is exchanging his popular Captain Kirk uniform for one of Space Pirate Captain Harlock, a fictional character created by Japanese manga artist Leiji Matsumoto. “I always get to be a space captain,” said Bae. The three-day convention is expected to draw more than 6,000 fans. Neher notes last year’s numbers were down because the event was scheduled at the same time as final exams at UBC. Anime Evolution begins Aug. 13, and runs through the weekend at various locations across the UBC campus. For more information, see www.animeevolution.com. sthomas@vancourier.com


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Challenge race begins at Kitsilano Beach

Open-water swimmers challenge ocean Megan Stewart

Staff writer

Just before she hit the water Thursday morning at a lifesaving skills competition at Second Beach, Gail Findlay-Shirras described the challenge of the open ocean that draws her to swim in the sea. “It’s nicer than a pool, especially after 16 years,” said Findlay-Shirras who was a competitive swimmer for more than a decade and will represent Canada at the world lifesaving championships in Egypt. This Saturday she will be one of 120 athletes competing in the Kits Challenge, the final race of Vancouver’s open-water swimming circuit. The race heads into English Bay from Kitsilano Beach with a triangular course between 750 metres, 1.5, three and six kilometres. “If you like pool swimming, this is a greater challenge because of the temperature and the waves,” said Findlay-Shirras, 27, who finished third overall in the 1.5-kilometre distance last summer and won her age group. The water is fresh and clean, she emphasized, adding she takes on the greater challenge of swimming in the open water without a wetsuit. “Someone who doesn’t wear a wetsuit definitely thinks they’re better than someone who does—and we are,” she said. Opting for a neoprene second skin is “cheating,” she added. “It’s a friendly rivalry.”

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A wetsuit helps maintain a swimmer’s energy reserves by adding buoyancy and helping regulate body temperature. Findlay-Shirras, who first swam the Kits Challenge as an 11-year-old, said a swimmer goes faster wearing a wetsuit. Diane Mantle, president of the Vancouver Open Water Swim Association, which organizes the Kits Challenge and the Bay Challenge from the North Shore to Kits, said their saltwater swim practices twice a week are attracting a sudden swell of new swimmers. On the first practice of the season in May, Mantle said 49 people donned their suits and caps for their first spring dip in the ocean. Since then, the numbers have increased. Now 100 people come out regularly and temperate weather doesn’t deter many of them. Mantle said triathletes whose strengths are on the solid pavement, be it running or biking, train with the open water club to become more comfortable in the rolling waves, frigid temperatures, spraying salt and occasional jellyfish. Then there are days, Mantle said, that are calm, warm and nothing short of blissful. “The open water piece of competition is intimidating, but once you get used to the experience, it’s almost spiritual.” The open water club works closely with the Lifesaving Society as well as the Special Olympics. Race registration closes at 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 14 at Kits Beach. mstewart@vancourier.com

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Air travel is more popular than ever. With seat sales available on the Internet, last-minute deals and the Canadian dollar holding its own around the world, getting away has never been easier. But of course once at the airport, the fun begins, as in checkpoint Charlie at every turn, limits on items in hand luggage, long line-ups, etc. When flying, especially if changing planes and enduring a very long day, there are things you

can do to try to eliminate fatigue, jet lag and other issues. The Aerospace Medical Association (AMA), in conjunction with Air Canada (www.aircanada.com), has outlined some pertinent suggestions to help passengers â&#x20AC;&#x153;get there feeling good.â&#x20AC;? The most important piece of advice offered is that passengers requiring prescription medications should always carry them on board in their hand luggage. This is especially important if you are taking medication for heart disease, diabetes or seizures. This sounds logi-

cal but surprisingly some will forget and pack supplies in their checked baggage. As well, passengers with severe allergies should carry one or more EpiPens as they would under any circumstances. Jet lag is often associated with air travel, especially when crossing multiple time zones. The symptoms of jet lag are many and vary with each individual, but result mainly from the internal body clock being out of phase with the daily schedule at the travel destination. Sleep is also often disrupted, leading to additional fatigue. Adjusting to jet lag

is generally easier when travel is to the west, but most travellers adjust to the new time after a few days. Air travel, whether for business or pleasure, whether short haul or long haul, is safe and should be enjoyable. Understanding the aircraft cabin environment and planning ahead can make your journey more comfortable for the healthy traveller as well as the traveller with medical conditions or special needs. If in doubt, check with your physician or your airline. (cont. next page)


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• Wear loose, comfortable clothing. Sockettes for feet will keep you cozy. • Schedule outdoor activities on the first few days at the new destination. Oxygen rejuvenates the body. • After arrival, adjust to destination time as soon as possible. • Limit naps to a single nap of 30 to 40 minutes or less. Go to bed and awaken at the appropriate time for the new time zone. • Discuss with your physician if sleep medication could be beneficial. • For travellers who scuba dive, it is advisable to wait 24 hours after the last dive before taking to the skies so as to minimize the risk of developing decompression illness, such as the bends.

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Why drive far and wide for your school supplies and fall fashion staples? If Justin Bieber is your hero, and comfort and affordability trump “labels,” then Army & Navy Department Store is your place to stock up for back to school clothing and footwear. This stalwart institution at 36 West Cordova Street in Gastown (www.armyandnavy.ca) has canvas sneaks in an array of colours for under 20 bucks, just like The Biebs wears. The selection of cotton-blend hoodies, with appliqué

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Lord of the Lines takes place this Sunday on Granville Street

Street-style skateboard competition grabs talent Megan Stewart

skate parks that draw teens, young adults and the stillgrinding Gen-Xers and other adult skaters, including some of the best on the planet. This Sunday starting at 1 p.m. on Granville Street between Robson and Smithe, some of those skaters will compete in the final installment of a cross-Canada contest where rivals are put on the spot to execute their

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Vancouver skateboarders know the best spots around the city to grab, grind and generally imprint concrete and steel with a kickflip’s worth of athletic ingenuity before they dodge authorities as needed. But the city is also home to a number of legal public

most clean-edged and technical street-style tricks. The Lord of the Lines, sponsored by the U.S.-based Matix skate and clothing line, offers a $3,500 purse for the top finisher. Cash prizes are also on the line for the single greatest sequence of tricks. Obstacles such as a low-to-the-ground square rails and squat boxes that serve as ledges, push riders

to run a perfect line with a series of faultless tricks. Guest judges include Mike Mo Capaldi and Marty Murawski. Capaldi is well known for his role in a 2007 Spike Jonze production, Fully Flared, where he switch kick flips a set of stairs as they explode behind him and he’s chased by splintered two-by-fours. Filmed

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sweep of the overpass. An incline made of smooth russet brick emulates a popular downtown spot that inspired the feature. Ian Twa, a 25-year-old Calgarian who has called Vancouver home for seven years and lives in Mount Pleasant with five other professional and sponsored skateboarders, finished fourth at last year’s Lord of the Lines. He will be back this weekend.

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“The quality of skateboarding that goes on down there [at the Plaza] is pretty mind-blowingly unreal,” said Twa, who is sponsored by DC Shoes and Affiliate. When marketers, promotional types and potential sponsors stop at the park to hawk their wares, Twa says, “Usually they just end up sitting around and watching the locals.” See www.LordOfTheLines. ca for event information. mstewart@vancourier.com

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MusicFest Vancouver keeps on truckin’ this weekend. On Aug. 13 the Chan Centre hosts Vancouver Sings, a six-ensemble choir-for-all featuring Elektra Womens’ Choir, Laudate, musica intima, the Vancouver Bach Choir and the Vancouver Chamber Choir, who will perform individually and en masse with Japan’s Brilliant Harmony. On Aug. 14, Australia’s a cappella quartet The Idea of North brings its jazz-pop sounds to Christ Church Cathedral and to an outdoor concert called The Sounds of Australia at VanDusen Botanical Garden Aug. 15. Struth. For more info, go to musicfestvancouver.ca. Tickets at Ticketmaster.ca or call 604-280-3311.

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Amazing Luck Aug. 13 to 14 at the Moberly Arts and Cultural Centre’s MACC Studio Theatre (7646 Prince Albert St.) The humourous and heartbreaking play tells the story of an 18-year-old unwed mother living on welfare in Winnipeg and stars Jessie Richardson Award nominated actress Renée Iaci, Thomas Conlin Jones and Daune Campbell. Stephane Kirkland directs. Tickets at the door or online at www. shamelesshussy.com.

Full Monte

Early Music Vancouver and Montreal’s Le Nouvel Opéra team up for Monteverdi’s Combattimento: A Theatrical Presentation Aug. 14, 8:15 p.m. at the Chan Centre. We’ll quote the press release since we don’t know what we’re talking about: “The evening begins with excerpts from his Selva Morale e Spirituale—for one, two and three voices accompanied by an instrumental ensemble. The second half of this theatrical program begins with the dramatic scene Il Lamento della Ninfa, followed by the powerful Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda.” For more info, go to www.earlymusic.bc.ca.

Free and easy

If there’s one thing the cheapos at the Vancouver Courier like it’s free stuff. And if it’s a free concert, even better. To that end, local bands Parlour Steps, The Van Eyes 3 and Waltz Ensemble play the ticketless Victory Square Music Fest Aug. 14, 2-5 p.m. at—where else?—Victory Square (at the corner of Cambie and Hastings). For more info, go to www.myspace.com/bandcouver.

kudos & kvetches Too many lawyers on the dance floor

As seasoned veterans of getting sloshed at office parties, K&K’s liver radar went into overdrive recently upon learning that a Vancouver lawyer has been awarded nearly $6-million for a head injury she sustained when she took a tumble at a Yaletown nightclub after attending a company function. According to a story in the Province, in the spring of 2001, the female lawyer in question was at a nightclub cutting a rug with a co-worker after attending a company party. They had both been drinking, and when the co-worker lost his balance and fell, it caused the lawyer-turned-plaintiff to fall and hit her head on the floor. Doctors later said she had suffered mild traumatic brain injury. Apparently, after suffering through her injury she took leave from work, and subsequently went after her dance partner for damages. And wouldn’t you know it, a judge awarded her $5.9 million for pain and suffering, special damages and loss of future earnings. The dance partner reached a settlement after admitting liability and then made a third party claim against the

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MusicFest Vancouver travels Down Under

Early Music Vancouver and Montreal’s Le Nouvel Opéra team up for Monteverdi’s Combattimento Aug. 14 at the Chan Centre.

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The Burnaby Blues and Roots Fest hunkers down at Deer Lake Park Aug. 14. Performers include Taj Mahal, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Serena Ryder, Colin Linden and Yukon Blonde among others. L.A. art rockers Autolux get angular Aug. 15 at Venue, while a block away hunky Chris Isaak makes ’em swoon at the Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts. On Aug. 17, Camper Van Beethoven’s Dave Lowery brings his more commercially successful, rootsy band Cracker to the Biltmore with Buttless Chaps offshoot Cloudsplitter.

company that insures their law firm. The trial will now enter a second phase in November to see if the law firm, as host of the party, is liable. Scintillating stuff, for sure. Booze, lawyers, dance floors, lawsuits. Throw in a vampire or an S&M dungeon and you’ve got the makings of a fantastic Law & Order episode. But the currently sober members of K&K have to wonder, where does personal responsibility come into play? If we attend an office party and drink—which we’ve been known to do, often with dire, vomit-stained consequences—and then head to a nightclub and take a spill on the dance floor, even if it was caused by a co-worker, the last thing on our mind would be to sue our co-worker or the company that aided us in getting gooned. Then again, that’s why we’re only seasonal alcoholics who work at a newspaper that sadly, or perhaps wisely, no long offers an open bar at the office Christmas party, instead of crafty, litigious lawyers whose loss of future earnings are calculated in the millions. Damn you, gene pool. Next year, we’re going after our employers for the queasy bloated feeling we’ll surely suffer from

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In last Friday’s edition, the blurry-eyed entertainment calendar editors at the Courier mistakenly wrote that local belly dance troupe Ala Nar would be performing at the Kitsilano Boathouse, when in reality they were dancing their hips out the Kitsilano Showboat. Yikes. From the bottom of our bellies, we apologize for the misprint. If you missed them, you can still catch the talented troupe shaking it up at the PNE Sept. 2, 6 p.m. at Festival Square. More info at www.alanar.ca.

after consuming too much roast beef and doing body shots with garden columnist Anne Marrison. You’ve been warned, Vancouver Courier.

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Besides us easily entertained folks at K&K, has anyone else been transfixed by the stunning transformation of former Social Credit premier and quixotic anti-HST warrior Bill Vander Zalm this past year? The man is on fire. He’s a welloiled publicity machine, spewing out indignation and outrage like they were shady real estate deals. Oh snap. Every time we turn on the TV or open a newspaper, there he is in his grey suit, sunglasses and combed back silverback badger hair looking like a cross between Matlock and Jim Jones. He sure looks good on camera— fighting the losing battle against the dastardly Harmonized Sales Tax. It’s almost enough to make you forget what a horrible (in our humble opinion), divisive leader he was, who not only resigned in scandal but arguably could be blamed for the demise of the Social Credit Party in B.C. We guess we should give him some credit for that, at least.


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to have him back. Georges is reinstating some of the classic bistro fare that helped put The Smoking Dog on the map while retaining the lighter balance introduced by the new regime to keep pace with Kitsilano’s Spandex crowd. There’s no question the chef’s return has given one of the West Side’s winningest patios a step up. We’ve made a couple of visits in recent weeks—once for the classic steak frites, which continues to be an affordable mainstay, and again to explore some of the new additions that hark back to the original list. We resisted the urge to jump at the rich lobster bisque or the equally tempting tomato and gin soup, opting instead for a generous round of fresh goat cheese perched on a plump portobello mushroom, frisée-garnished and drizzled with oil and balsamic—a tasty combo. We also stole a satisfying bite of our friend’s potato tart and smoked salmon (topped with tuna tartar and a perfect parmesan crisp. As well, Georges’s resurrected salades Niçoise and Mimosa (the latter hails from Ramond’s first restaurant La Creperie) are welcome returns. Georges’s roast duck with caramelized orange is toothsome and not overly doused in its delicious sauce, while the chef displays an equally deft hand with a zesty tenderloin pepper steak. For dessert, it’s a toss-up between

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Vancouver Queer Film Festival.... now in Gayblevision gay American playwright Tennessee Williams; writer and activist Stan Persky talking about gays and the ward system for municipal elections, declaring the NPA is terrified of gay people and advising, “Don’t elect the city council that hates you”; and queer members of the community bursting out of a pink, purple and blue closet in various locations around the West End. After the screening, Mary Anne McEwan, co-founder of Gayblevision, will discuss queer life in the 1980s and beyond. Amber Dawn, director of programming for the Queer Film Festival, says the community’s fortunate to have McEwan speaking and re-digitizing the old three-quarter length film so the brief window of time in the early 1980s where queer people felt more free to express themselves before AIDS hit and political conservatism set in isn’t forgotten. Out on Screen, the non-profit society that produces the festival, has been commissioning local artists since 2007 to create short films for its Queer History Project. This year, six artists produced five films that riff on activism. Filmmaker and comedian David C. Jones has produced a short documentary called Laughing Behind Enemy Lines that includes archival

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Butch and effeminate men’s musings on masculinity, what Vancouver’s gay community looked like in 1980, critical panel discussions and queer films from unlikely countries round out this year’s 22nd Queer Film Festival, which runs until Aug. 22. On Aug. 21, Vancouver’s gay community in the West End circa 1980 comes to life with two episodes of Gayblevision, Vancouver’s, and possibly the world’s, first 100 per cent gay and lesbian TV series, which aired monthly on West End Cable 10 in the early 1980s. The first episode, silly in brief segments and earnest in longer ones, highlights the recently opened Hamburger Mary’s Diner, an all candidates debate hosted by S.P.A.G. (the Society for Political Action for Gay People) and the observation that as more gay merchants in the West End opened shop, resistant straight merchants had to change their ways. The fifth episode of the series includes two lengthy interviews with

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The Fish Child screens at this year’s Queer Film Festival. material and recent interviews with drag queens and queer comics from the late 1960s to the 1980s, exploring how comedy can be a form of activism and identity-based expression. Artists Joe Average and Jamie Griffiths have collaborated on a short called I See the Fear that uses Average’s body as a canvas to explore the physical and social ramifications of living with HIV and the effects of antiretroviral drugs for the Aug. 16 Queer History Project screening. The Coast is Queer local short film screening that happens the same night includes 15 shorts starting with Jen Crothers’s Butch Tits, about butch women’s relationships with their breasts. Other local content comes in the form of panel discussions. On Aug.

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14, after a screening of a documentary that follows a gay male couple in Sydney, Australia dealing with the personal and political consequences of gay bashing, local law experts and activists will discuss how the community can be kept safer from hate crimes. A discussion about gender identity disorder, which is still included in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders used by doctors and psychiatrists, and a panel of local health professionals will follow a screening of the related American documentary Diagnosing Difference, Aug. 17. It’s a timely discussion as the next edition of the DSM is being reviewed for publication in 2013. Dawn hopes the American doc-

umentary The Butch Factor will spur discussion about masculinity among local queer men. “I know that for a lot of the queer women in our community, this is topic of conversation, but there’s not always those opportunities for the men,” she said. Dawn says the festival increasingly showcases international films, and this year includes movies from a dozen countries, including Nepal and the Bahamas. “It’s quite impressive to see a queer film come out of the Bahamas considering how challenging it is to be out there and [to] have any sort of human rights if you are a queer person,” she said. A personal pick of Dawn’s is El Nino Pez from Argentina, or The Fish Child, a suspenseful comingof-age romantic thriller that plays Aug. 15 and 21. “Here’s the quintessential international film experience,” she said. “There’s the Latin American magical realism slant to the storytelling. It’s a very gritty, passionate, powerful story. It really tackles a lot of class and gender complexities in Argentina and it’s incredible cinematography.” For more info, see queerfilmfestival.ca. crossi@vancourier.com

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Stand back! Get too close to this Katharine (a.k.a. Kate) and you’ll get flayed. Anais West can skin you alive with a frown and frowning is what her character does best and most frequently. Kate is famous throughout the land as “an irksome, brawling scold.” Director Carole Higgins goes for a Moulin Rouge treatment of this Shakespeare favourite so costume designer Jane Sanden dresses West in a strapless black bustier embellished with tiny red rosebuds and a froufrou skirt. West’s Kate is so full of attitude it makes the most outrageous of young women look like pussycats. So, can fortune-seeking Petruchio tame this wildcat? That, of course, is at the heart of The Taming of the Shrew. Kate’s sweet sister Bianca (Veronique West, looking Bo Peep-ish in baby blue and primrose yellow) cannot wed until Kate is married off and that’s unlikely given Kate’s nasty temperament. In Shakespeare’s original, it is Baptista, the girls’ father, who requires the elder to be married first; in this Carousel production, it is Baptista (Brittany Mrsic), the girls’ mother, who sets the ground rules and in a fast-and-loose revision, Baptista ends up bedded by one of the servants. This production is the culmination of Carousel’s Teen Shakespeare Program, a six-week intensive summer school for aspiring theatre artists aged 13 to 18. The four-week rehearsal period ends in a two-week, free, outdoor production on the grassy park adjacent to Performance Works on Granville Island. Some of the performers, like Aleksa Andjic (Petruchio), hope to go on to Studio 58 while Anais and Veronique West, sisters in real life, are already co-writing/co-directing Lust of the Swamp Witch for Vancouver’s upcoming Fringe Fes-

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tival. Alessandro Juliani, starring in both Falstaff and Henry V at Bard on the Beach, is a past participant in the Teen Shakespeare Program, now in its 20th season. With what appears to be a 2:1 ratio of girls to guys in the program this year, director Higgins has had to do some serious juggling. It’s ironic that in Shakespeare’s day, all the roles—male and female—were played by men and boys, and now in this Carousel production, girls are cast in male roles. As well as gender-blind casting and shifting the action from Italy to turn-of-the-century Paris, Higgins has retained the Induction to the play, making it a play-within-a-play with drunken lout Sly (Luke McAndless-Davis) being tricked into believing himself a lord and married to crossdressed actor Seamus Fera. This twist leads to a boy-on-boy kiss, which, no doubt, was much discussed during rehearsal. And that has to be one of the most exciting things about the Teen Program: the exploration and discussion in the lead-up to the production—especially when it comes to a play like The Taming of the Shrew. How can Anais West possibly bring herself to say, “Thy husband is thy lord, they life, they keeper/Thy head, thy sovereign” and place her hand under the boot of Andjic’s Petruchio? Higgins and her teenaged company must have debated Kate’s famous/infamous directive to wives just as all contemporary, professional companies must do to make The Taming of the Shrew palatable to today’s audience. Free and family-friendly, rain or shine, expect the unexpected. Just before the curtain went up the night I attended, a single seagull hopped onto centre stage, peered left, peered right and spread his wings wide in what, for all the world, looked like a curtain call. Naturally, we applauded— and the show hadn’t even started. —Jo Ledingham

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From advertising executive or banker to x-ray technician or zookeeper, you'll find it in the Employment Section.

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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

1-888-748-4126

MOA for busy Home Care company. Solid computer skills and experience with medical records & billing req’d. Mandarin/ Cantonese speaking an asset. Fax resume to 604-273-6774 or email: mainsleep@shaw.ca

Pharmacy Tech Trainees Needed Retail Pharmacies & Hospitals need trained Techs & Assistants. No Exerience? Need Training? Training & Job Placement available 1-888-748-4130

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Teachers/ Instructors

LEADING Learning Cntr. seeks BC cert teachers Gr 8-12 English, Math, Sciences, AP, SAT, LPI for after-school & weekend classes. Apply: apply.teach@hotmail.com

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Trades/Technical

Heavy Duty Mechanic (TBM Disc Cutter Mechanic)

➧$27.06 Hourly, Union salary and benefits. ➧Project work in North Vancouver, 2-3 years duration. Replies and resumes to jobs@ frontierkemper.com, or by fax 604 988 3633 Frontier Kemper Constructors ULC 4400 Lillooet Road PO Box 16026 North Vancouver, BC V7J 3S9

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Education

FOODSAFE 1 DAY COURSES – ONLY $62 BEST VALUE GUARANTEED Classes Every Sat, Sun & Monday Taught by Certified Public Health Inspectors ADVANCE Hospitality Education BC’s #1 Foodsafe Choice

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604-272-7213

PT. DELIVERY DRIVER

Join PODS the world’s largest mobile storage company now serving Greater Vancouver! Min 3 years exp driving a 5 Ton truck. $15-$16 hourly to start. Full time training 6- 8 wks, then move to 2 days a week or more. Must speak and write fluent English, strong communication and customer service skills required. Experience working with Hydraulic lifts an asset. Male or Female applicants welcome. Apply in person with drivers abstract and resume @ 5350 Byrne Road, Burnaby. Wednesday August 18th, 2010, 11am – 1pm only. Ask for Hiring Manager. We are a growing and expanding company with a casual but professional work environment.

Look forward to Mondays. At Prospera, you’ll also look forward to Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, and Thursdays... Our employees make a meaningful difference in the financial well-being of our members. We stand for integrity, respect, teamwork, accountability, focus and innovation. We are creating fresh roadmaps for our members, employees, community and our future as an organization. As BC’s fifth largest credit union, we’re proud to boast that everything we do is local, including our decision making. We are powered by 450 amazing employees and 70,000 members!

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Education

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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Music/Theatre/ Dance

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

MARITIME DRILLING SCHOOL

entry-level training for land and offshore oilrigs. Excellent wages, benefits and opportunities to travel the world. Sept 13th-Oct 2nd. Contact: 1-866-807-3960 www.mdslimited.ca 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.

Personal Trainer Certification

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

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Tutoring Services

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

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GARAGE SALE Sat & Sun, Aug 14 & 15 9am - 4pm 847 W 68 Ave, back lane Collectibles, furniture, household items, floral supplies & much more!

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Moving Sale Sat & Sun, Aug 14 & 15 10am to 5pm 535 East 47th Ave Everything Must Go! Something for Everyone

GARAGE SALE

Sunday, Aug 15th 10am-2pm 2626 East 23rd Ave. (in Front Yard) Household, baby, exercise, priced to sell.

TAPESTRY THRIFT SHOP

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

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Appliances

Food Products

Blueberries Birak Farms (Rmd)

U pick $1.50 per lb. Ready pick $20 per 10lb flat

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If you’re a dynamic team player with a sense of humour, a role model for service and sales quality, foster a positive, creative and collaborative work environment and truly have a passion and energy for everything you do we’d welcome hearing from you.

UNDER PRESSURE SYSTEMS INC.

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

To be considered for one of our outstanding career opportunities and to start making your dreams work for you, please visit our website at www.prospera.ca and submit your resume.

LIKE NEW!

Fridge $200 • Stove $150 Washer $175 • Dryer $150

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Consignment

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For Sale Miscellaneous

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best Price, Best Quality. All Shapes & Colors Available. Call 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.ca SUNBEAM BBQ, gas with side burner, tank incl, 4 yrs old, $75. 604-889-5575 after 6pm wkdays or anytime wkend.

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Furniture

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

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THE VANCOUVER COURIER FRIDAY, AUGUST 13, 2010

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Musical Instruments

GRAND PIANO. 1882 Steinway B. Rosewood in ebony. Refurbished, updated, excellent tone & condition. Owned by a pianist. $23,900. Eleanor, 604-708-9414 PIANO, WILLIS & Co., walnut coloured upright, made in Canada, bought 1972. exc cond, well tuned, $1250 604-266-7353

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Wanted to Buy

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

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Childcare Available

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LIVE-IN Nanny req’d. for W. Side family. Must have exp. & strong refs. Oct 1. Call 604-817-5758

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Children’s Activities

UBC RESEARCH

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

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Preschools/ Kindergarten

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

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Sunflower Academy offers a core Montessori Curriculum complimented with French, Yoga, Music and Fine Arts. All staff fully qualified & passionate educators.

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Pet Services

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3 KITTENS. 8 wks old. Free to a good home. 604-562-5859

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MINI GOLDEN Doodle Puppies, Family raised, ready to go early Sept, dew claws, first shots and deworming done $1,000.00 Phone: 604- 533-2139

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Metaphysical

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POM PUPS, 1 Red & 1 Blk Males, Cute, fluffy, ckc, vet ✔, Purebred, w/pprs, $900 obo. 604-590-2423

YORKI POO spayed fem 15 mths old. Shots,, microchiped. Paid $875, sell for $600. 604-582-0487

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Business Opportunity

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PITBULL PUPS, Males & females. Black, black & white, brindle. $550. 604-819-6006 info

KUVASZ - Livestock Guardian pups for farm/acrage. Bear tested family pets $500. 250 355 2455

Massage $29 Head to Toe 3 hrs $109

Accounting/ Bookkeeping

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

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Foster homes urgently req’d for rescued, abandoned & neglected dogs. Many breeds. www. abetterlifedogrescue.com

JAPANESE CHIN, female dog, 2 years old. Friendly and good with children. $500. 778-881-5854

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Elder Services

MASSAGE & WAXING

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EXP CARING caregiver avail to assist an elderly person: cooking & housecleaning. 604-263-9731

Men & Women

SURREY

9613 192ND Street

MASTIFF - Father p/b English Mastiff, 230 lbs, fawn w/black mask, Mom is Neapolitan Mastiff/ American Bulldog 130lbs, beige brindle, 6 males, 5 females, 4 looks like dad, other 6 are black brindle, ultimate family dog & good guard dogs, $1000, Chwk, 1-604-794-5579 or 701-2504

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Cats

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GARAGE SALE

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Legal Services

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Aries March 21 - April 19: Your month of joy continues! Problems might not be solved, but they ebb. You might need to make a choice regarding a relationship, a relocation, or an opportunity Monday, Friday/Saturday. Hint: doing what you want, opting for expansion or under standing, for cheerfulness, for legal, publishing, international or educational “growth” is luckier than seeking to further your ambitions through a relationship. But start no new projects before Sept. 12. (Others might be skeptical toward you for the next two years if you show “naked ambition.” You might marry into another generation.)

Cancer June 21-July 22: Start nothing new before Sept. 12. Instead, apply yourself to ongoing projects, and protect these from supply disruptions, secondguessing, delays and mistakes. Your home life is very active now through early September – if not on the outside, then emotionally. A real estate deal could involve your career or prestige ambitions – but don’t start a new one: keep with what’s begun. A “long lost” acquaintance might get in touch – good, not spectacular. Sunday/Monday are romantic. Work succeeds Tuesday/Wednesday. Relationships turn volatile Thursday/Friday: a structural change is “destined.”

Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: Before Sept. 12, start no new projects, especially in legal, governmental, administrative, manufacturing, tax, charitable, spiritual, educational, far travel, publishing or similar areas. Your romantic, social and personal magnetism is at a great peak – take advantage, don’t stay home! However, since nothing new will work, focus (until Sept. 12) on people you’ve already met. If you’re after love, stand before old flames, or present company. This week, your own sober outlook might subtly clash with kids, home, realty objectives – a partnership needs hope, assurance: give it!

Taurus April 20-May 20: Start no new projects before Sept. 12. Slowdowns, indecision, secondguessing, missed appointments and supply disruptions could “populate” the weeks ahead. An old flame might return soon – if after Aug. 21, it could lead to strong romance! If that happens, you will need to dec ide whether this relationship has a long-term future. Many half-hidden, slowly evolving forces and “subconscious wrestling matches” exist here. But it could be exceptional! Early week demands a choice between chores/duties. Financial luck high Tuesday/ Wednesday. Love fights work, Thursday onward.

Leo July 23-Aug. 22: Defer new starts, projects, relationships until Sept. 12. Those begun now will meet indecision, delay and, ultimately, lack of heart – especially in monetary regions. Focus on what’s already started – and money (etc.) from the past. August is a fine time to revisit old haunts, friends – pleasure is certain, flirtation and a bit of heartquickening quite possible, too! A trip might interfere with your work demands: if so, you choose. Sunday/ Monday emphasize home, kids and a casual vs. profound choice (in relationships,law,intellect,travel). Romance, creative flows, Tuesday/Wednesday!

Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Start nothing new before Sept. 12, especially in social, investment, financial and organizational zones. These areas might yield fruits from the past – be aware, ready to pluck them. (E.g., someone from an old social circle might call; or a past investment you couldn’t capture returns. Jump in, if you know it’s good.) A secret love could attract you August or early September. You might be wiser to wait until Sept. 9 onward, when your magnetism will soar! Vexations in communications/travel signal the need for a whole new system/vehicle, etc. – after Sept. 12.

Gemini May 21-June 20: Start nothing new, relationships nor projects, before Sept. 12. Delays, indecision, second-guessing and “no shows” increase. A former domestic matter, a prodigal child, a real estate idea/urge/project might return. This could be good, but be cautious: over the few months ahead, someone might oppose you in these areas. (This could take the form of unpredictable action by a cooperator or partner.) You’ve entered romantic territory. Early week, you face a choice between romance and friendship, or between being creative or social. Late week, DO NOT gamble with finances or sex!

Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Finish, advance ongoing projects. Refrain from starting anything new. A slowdown starts next week, lasting to Sept. 12. Sunday/ Monday could solidify a source of income,and/or bring a durable set of ideas, a practical “life philosophy” that helps you go forward steadily. Instability also lurks, if you allow pleasure or romantic notions to steer you away from duties or practical goals. Contemplate the different paths of earnings versus investments. You might make a choice between these now to mid2011. Rest, contemplate to Tuesday. Money’s good Friday/Saturday. A good week!

Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Defer new starts until Sept. 12 onward – especially in relationships, career, VIP relations, litigation, negotiation, relocation and dealings with the public. (E.g., don’t start a public relations campaign, lawsuit, love affair, etc.) You might profit from reprising the past in these – e.g., contacting a former employer in your career search. Your social life hums along, and love could be real, “light” and non-suffocating. (Love’s laughter can be far healthier than love’s extremities.) You impress others Tuesday/Wednesday! All week, revise hopes to meet money realities.

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Legal/Public Notices

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS THE ESTATE OF HELEN ELIZABETH MYERS, DECEASED All persons having claims against the above estate are required to send full particulars of such claims to the undersigned Executor, at 319 Sasamat Lane, North Vancouver, British Columbia, V7G 2S4, Canada, on or before the 24th day of September, 2010, after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to claims that have then been received. Peter Griffiths, Executor CLARK WILSON LLP Solicitors NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Notice is hereby given that Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of SAMUEL GORDON, Deceased, formerly of 1055 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia, who died on July 27, 2009, are hereby required to send the particulars thereof to the undersigned Executrix at 310-698 Seymour Street, Vancouver, BC, V6B 3K6 on or before September 1, 2010, after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received. TOVA G. KORNFELD, Executrix NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Re:The estate of NATHAN RILEY MATTHEWS, also known as NATHAN MATTHEWS, deceased, formerly of #506 438 Seymour Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 6H4. Creditors and others having claims against the estate of NATHAN RILEY MATTHEWS, also known as NATHAN MATTHEWS, are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to WAYNE KENNETH MATTHEWS, Administrator, c/o Adrian & Co., Barristers and Solicitors, 5660 Yew Street, Vancouver, BC V6M 3Y3 on or before September 30, 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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August 15 - 21 Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Don’t launch new projects or relationships before Sept. 12. Reprise past ventures, or continue with ongoing ones – protect the latter from misunderstandings, delays, missed appointments, etc. An old flame (the love was gentle, proper) might reappear in the weeks ahead. If you’re unattached, “re-engaging” probably couldn’t hurt! (He/she is ready to “go forth” sexually.) All week, your status, prestige, relations with higherups come under review. (It could be your review!) Deep changes are in store. Be aware that finance (and sex) has a “fooling glitter” right now. Caution. Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Don’t start new projects or relationships before Sept. 12. Especially avoid new financial,mutual or partnership ventures.Deep desires, urges and insights well up from the past – a past sexual or financial interest might return also. Nothing wrong with these, but examine the financial before proceeding. Your legal, intellectual, love, cultural, educational and far-travel spheres grow increasingly active – and beneficial. This week presents a rare chance to seal a deal (NOT a new one!) in any of these areas – including love! Wishes can come true midweek – be diplomatic, reasonable. Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: An “ex” might reappear in the next several weeks – or a relocation opportunity, a deal that was never quite cemented, an opportunity to place yourself in front of the public; if you’re unlucky, even a lawsuit. You’re working hard, so have less time for these “opportunities” – therefore, jump fast, carpe diem. Your financial and sexual urges are active and rising, but neither fits easily with your “wisest future,” so do some deep pondering – remember, you’re exiting a decade of hard work, entering one of enjoyment. Be ambitious mid-week. Decide between quick money, and big. timstephens@shaw.ca • Reading: 416-686-5014


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Apartments & Condos

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Apt/Condos

1 & 2 BR Condos West Side 5 appl heat, gas incl. Sept 1, $1,295-$1,795 n/p n/s www.regiussuites.ca 604-873-5402 1 BACH $495 Immed, Cambie & SW Marine Dr. hardwood, incl & hw, 1 yr lse. np, ns, 604-988-4692 AMAPOLA SPA Best massage skills, lrg selection Asian girls, good service, low rate, #1 choice open 7 days 10am-10pm hiring 604-266-8300 5763 Balsam Street @ W. 41st, Van., Kerrisdale.

2 BDRM apt w/balcony, ht, hw, cable, prkg, coin laundry, elevator, central Richmond, close to all transit & shopping. NP,NS 604-241-3772 2 BR, W.Georgia @ Bute, new reno, w/d, ns, np, $1900 incl net. Avail Now. call 604-922-4344 BACH & 1 BR, nicely done, cls to shop & transit, secured, incls heat, h/w, prkg, Start @ $675. 604-325-1385 www.remirealty.ca

BURNABY CENTRE SENSUAL TOUCH Swedish & deep tissue massage, great technique, pretty girl. ★ Facial waxing ★ nails ★ foot reflexology 10% off! 1200 Burrard St @ Davie 604.602.6665

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

Joshua Point 8889 Hudson St.

1BR. newer bldg. $1280, avail now, insuite wd, dw, NO PETS.. 604-263-2675 www.glassmanpm.com

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

NEW WEST. Modern 2 BR, completely renovated. Quiet building. Prkg. $1,100/mo incl heat, h/w & hydro. Avail immed or Oct 1st. Near New West Skytrain station, shops & bus. Call 604-618-7766 OAK & 70Ave, new reno, 1 br $685, 2 br $870, furnished, 3 br $1250., h/w flr, incl heat/hotwater, near transit, N/P, N/S, refs, lease, 778-229-5379 or 604-681-5378

REAL ESTATE 6002

6008

Agents

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

Real Estate Services

6005

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

6007

BUSINESSES FOR SALE

GAS STATION & Garage. Well established, very successful. Serious inquiries only . 604-724-4848

6008

Vancouver West Side

6008-36

TOP FLOOR, South Granville, character 2 br corner ste. Freehold Co-Op. Oak Hardwd flrs, lots of windows, priv sec pkg & storage. Only $288,000. 35% Downpayment req’d. Open Sunday 2 - 4pm. Aug 15. Suite 303 - 2835 Hemlock St. Call Joel, Sutton 604-726-1939

6020

Houses - Sale

6020-01

Real Estate

● DIFFICULTY SELLING? ●

Pymts Too High, Penalty, No Equity?

We Will Take Over Your Payment

Burnaby

I BUY HOUSES FAST Any location. Any condition. Call Raynah, 778-960-0265

SAT Aug 14, 2-4, Quick Sale! Reno’d 1 BR with view, rentals ok, wlk to L’heed Skytrn, $229K, Mala, Sutton, 604-710-9030

6008

6008-36

Apt/Condos

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

6522

Furnished Accommodation

1 BR newly reno garden level suite, fully furnished incl tv, microwave, w/d, f/p. Fenced backyard, private entr, prkg. Perfect for quiet couple or student. n/s, np pets, refs required. Avail Sept 1, $1250 per month, 10 mth lease, incl cable, wifi and util. Call 604-813-5982.

6540

Houses - Rent

180° VIEWS 4 br, upper Delbrook 3300 sf. cul de sac, garage. priv, city/ocean views, 2 f/p, Avail Now. $2900. 518 Alpine Crt. Text or call 604-617-7383 3 BR. 2 bath, fp, Kilarney, old timer reno’d home, deck, np, no smoking, $1600+utils, 1 yr lease, refs. avail now, 604-671-1378 4 BDRM, 4 bath, West Side, newer reno’d, exec home, quiet, 80x180 nicely landscaped lot, Aug 31st. $3800. 604-734-1300 7941 OSLER Marpole, 3 br whole house, wd, carport, fenced yrd, nr transit,shops, park, school, ns, np, Sept. 1, $1850 604-325-9274

BROADWAY/RENFREW, 3151 E 7th Ave. 2 BR upper with 1 BR bsmt ste, all appls, carport. Sep 1. $1850. NS/NP. 604-434-8957

★ WE BUY HOUSES ★ Older home? Damaged home? Needs repairs? Quick Cash! Call us First! 604-657-9422

6008

Condos/ Townhouses

Vancouver West Side

KITS POINT

#24 1480 Arbutus St.

Judi Whyte, R.I. 604-868-9812 Prudential Sussex Realty

Houses - Rent

6020

Houses - Sale

6020-01

Real Estate

6020

Houses - Sale

6020-34

Surrey

uSELLaHOME.com

$99 can sell your home 574-5243 Abbotsford Reduced 1800sf 4br 2ba w/suite, quiet cul-de-sac $339K 859-4048 id5174 Coquitlam 10,000sf lot w/1000sf 3br 2ba home, outbuilding $440K 778-859-0717 id4272 Delta Sunshine Hills immaculate 2414sf 5br home, suite, pool, $549K 502-7541 id5201 Maple Falls Wa rec ppty 40’ 5th wheel 2br 1.5ba 3200sf lot $45,900 604-534-9307 id5190 Maple Ridge drastically reduced 4.9ac serviced vu acreage $440Kobo 722-3996 id4694 Mission, Owner Retiring, profitable framing store & gallery $47,000 826-7993 id5176 Mission, Hatzic Lake gated waterfront lot w/27’ 5th wheel $144,900 820-4457 id5195 Sry Open House Sat 12-4, #104 6363-121st Boundary Park updated 1064sf 2br 2ba condo, hot tub $277,900 597-8724 id5191 Sry E Newton 1 acre lot with 2600sf 6br 2.5ba bungalow $499,900 778-549-2056 id5198 Vanc S. Granville 590sf 1br condo, top fl, insuite laundry, view $335K 946-2689 id5199

* RENT TO OWN * * No Bank Qualifying * Less than perfect credit OK. We have a home for you. Call (604)857-3597

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Any Price, Any Condition Any Location. No Fees! No Risk ! www.HomeBuyingCenter.ca

* WE BUY HOUSES * Older House! Damaged House! Pretty House! Divorcing! Moving! Mortgage too high! Too much debt! Quick Cash! Convenient! Private! ( 604 ) 626-9647 www.webuyhomesbc.com

6020-08

Coquitlam

1/3 ACRE, 2,400 sq ft, 4 BR, 3 baths, new bsmt suite, garage, $389,000 or highest bidder. Cloverdale/Clayton. Open House: Sunday, 1 - 3 pm, 604-678-2937

6020-38

Vancouver East Side

VAN, Knight/Kingsway area, 4 BR, 50’x130’ lot, can build, save hst on land, best offer over $700K, FSBO, 604-835-5601

6020-40

Vancouver West Side

BEAUTIFUL custom home by award winning builder. Featuring 5 Bdrms, 5 Baths, & legal suite. Only the finest materials throughout. Offering 2800 sf of luxury living. Close to park & schools, Asking $2,450,000. No GST/HST Drive by 3574 West 11th Ave. Call Joel, Sutton 604-726-1939

6030

Lots & Acreage

ATTN: BUILDERS $645K 1421 SMITH AVE. COQ Close to Como Lake 2500 SF, 63’ x 125’ Flat Lot Call Chris ★ 604-307-0123

N. WEST. All services paid, inclds u/grd electrical, DCC’s, survey & eng’ng report. 33’ x 130’ lot. No HST. $325,888. 604-726-0677. usellahome.com ● ID # 4711

Need a Handyman?

Find one in the Home Services section.

Suites/Partial Houses

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

1 BR + den, wd, utils incl’d, $775, South Cambie nr transit, n/s, 1 yr, wanted: nice tennants. Strong Ref’s req’d 604-325-3447

STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN No Qualification - Low Down CHILLIWACK – 9557 Williams St, 3 bdrm, 1 bath, cozy HOUSE on 49x171’ lot, excellent investment property in heart of town, close to shops & schools............... $888/M

1 BR ste, 1 yr old home, 47 & Tyne area, Aug 15, ns, np. $900. 604-722-6544 - 604-325-5968

4795 JOYCE St. 2 BR bsmt new ste, bright,priv entry, np, ns, nr Joyce Skytrain Stn, $1,000 +utils + wd, avail now. 604-325-4949

1 BR suite, n/s, n/p, priv ent, w/d, East Van, nr main 49th. large liv room, $850. includes uitls Avail Aug 15. 604-644-9261

BACH BSMT suite, near UBC, furn, ideal for grad student, ns, np incld utilities, shared wd, avail Sept 1 $600, refs, 604-228-0932

1 LOVELY Bedroom suite good for single or couple, n/s, n/p, $830. Avail now, nr amens. Fraserview area 604-322-4874

PT GREY, 4427 W15th / UBC, Sept 1, 1010sf Lrg, bright, clean 2 br, main flr house. np, view, ref’s $2500/ $3000 furn’d. 224-3836

Call Kristen 604 435-5555 or 786-4663

www.HomeBuyingCenter.ca

6565

Office/Retail Rent

Offices: 2nd floor 2000 sq.ft. Main floor $200 per month and up. Ground floor 4000sf. 2163 Kingsway.. 604-454-1617..812-8188

6570

2 -1 Bdrm suites side by side. n/s, n/p, $650 each includes utils. very convenient loc. Nr Fraser St, 788 E. 53rd. 604-321-8211,321-2911

Out Of Town

CULTUS LAKE. Cottage available for short or long term rental. Fully furn’d 2BR, BBQ & sunny deck. Near beach. 604-813-7535

2 BR bsmt suite, Fraserview area, hardwood, all new appls, no smoking, no pets, avail now, near bus, $1000incls. 604-722-7627

HOME SERVICES 8020

Blinds & Draperies

WINDOW BLINDS SALES & SERVICES

8065

Contracting

All Blinds up to 75% Off 1” & 2” Venetians, Verticals & Rollers • Repairs & Cleaning Free Estimates & Installation

BUILDING ENVELOPE - Home Inspection - Moisture Assessment - Scheduled Home Maintenance - Quality Repair Serviceservices

778-995-0295

6 0 4 2 9 4 6 7 0 0 www.pomeroyconstruction.com

Call Joseph @ Metro Decor

Carpet Cleaning

8040

Carpet/Flooring Installation

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

★★★★★★

Artistry of Hardwood Floors

Refinish, sanding, install, dustless WE PAY THE HST 604-219-6944

8055

Cleaning

Butterfly Cleaning Inc. ‘‘Moving out, Home & Office’’ Bonded, Prof & Affordable. 604-781-4374 EXCLUSIVE 'Panorama Ridge'. 4 BR (2000 sf) on acreage + 1,500 sq ft detached workshop. $749,000. Johan, 604-626-7615.

6602

D25

KITS POINT, 1 BLK from beach, quiet, 2 Br & den, wood burn f/p, kit/fam rm, dining rm, 5 appl, n/s, n/p, $2400 + utils. 604-732-9466

ROYAL STEAM CLEANING CO. Carpet & Fireplace Cleaning. Call 604-765-8054

Location! Condition! Price!

This unit offers it all!! Spacious 762 sq. ft. in a reputable 1946 building. Beautiful original hardwood floors, large rooms, updated kitchen, bath and windows. All for $349,000.

6540

8035

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

Condos/ Townhouses

6508

Reduced $327,900 Open House Sat & Sun 2-4, 207 - 2080 Maple, 1 BR see www.kitsbeachcondo.ca

Until The Property Is Sold. No Fees. www.GVCPS.ca / (604) 812-3718

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-04

Condos/ Townhouses

Apt/Condos

BEAUTIFUL APTS. 1 & 2 BR available. Special rates. Call 604-327-9419 for appt. to view.

North Van Apt. Rentals

BEAUTIFUL 1 BDRM in Norgate area. 1 small pet ok. Quiet and secure 55+ seniors bldg. On 3rd floor. d/w, ht/hw, underground parking, $1000/month, avail. Sep 15, call 983-6629

6508

6508

F R I D AY, A U G U S T 1 3 , 2 0 1 0 T H E VAN C O U V E R C O U R I E R

EXP CLEANING ladies avail 7 days/wk. Bonded. Vancouver, Burnaby, Richmond 604-928-0025 LIDIA’S EUROPEAN Cleaning. Res/Com. Specializing in detail cleaning. Bonded. 604-541-9255 QUALITY CLEANING. Exc refs. Res/com. Move in/out. Carpets + pressure wash’g. 778-895-3522

8058

Computer Services

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

8060

Concrete

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

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

253-0049

A. FOUNDATIONS, Retaining walls, Stairs, Driveways, Sidewalks. Any concrete project. We also do all types of block, & stone work. Free ests. Basile 604-617-5813 Tom 604-690-3316

8073

Drainage

DRAIN TILES, sewer lines, water lines & sumps. Mini excavation 604-230-1472 or 604-327-0885 Crown Roofing & Drainage Residental Div. Roofing installations & repairs. 604-327-3086

DRAIN TILES & WATER LINES Without Digging a Trench 604-739-2000 Mia Casa − Drain Tile/Sewer Line Water Line Repairs / Replacement & Cleaning. Vince 604-941-6060, Al 604-783-3142

8075

Drywall

ALL WORK GUARANTEED

J.A. CONSTRUCTION

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

604-916-7729 JEFF

ALWAYS DONE right with integrity.. complete drywall services, boarding, taping, painting & texture, Steve 604-613-4861 CITY LINK DRYWALL LTD WCB, liability insured. 20 yrs exp. Call Indy. Free Est. 604-780-5302 *Drywall * Taping * Texture * Stucco*Painting * Steel stud framing Quality Home 604-725-8925 VICTORIA DRYWALL LTD. 25 yrs exp. Reno’s & New Constr. Call Bruno ★ 604-313-2763 VINCE’S MAGIC Drywalling & textured ceiling repairs. Bonded 604-307-2295 / 778-340-5208

Wayne The Drywaller

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

8080

Electrical

Concrete Specialist. Driveways, sidewalks, exposed aggregate & patios. Santino 604.254.5551

#1167 LIC Bonded. BBB, lrg & sm jobs, expert trouble shooter, WCB, low rates, 24/7. 617-1774.

CONCRETE SPECIALIST, patio sidewalk, driveway, exposed aggregate reas rate 604-764-2726

A. LIC. ELECTRICIAN #19807 Semi-retired wants small jobs only. 604-689-1747, pgr 604-686-2319

L & L CONCRETE. All types: Stamped, Waterproofing, Wash & Sealing Larry 778-882-0098

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

6605

Townhouses Rent

11571 THORPE RD, 1282 sq.ft townhouse, 2 bdrm+den, 21/2baths, f/p, deck, patio, All appls, prkg. Near No.5 & Cambie Easy access to Vancouver & Hwy 91 & Hwy 99, September 1, lease, $1600/mo. 604-241-4895

8080

Electrical

A Lic’d. Electrician #30582. Rewiring & Reno, Appliance/Plumbing. Rotor Rooter & Hydro Pressure Jetting Service, 604-255-9026 - 778-998-9026 Free Estimates / 24 Hr Service ELECTRIC AVE Installations. Electrian lic# 99207, Res/comm, www.electric-ave.ca 604-215-0562 ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR: Exp, friendly, reliable. Specializing in replacing old nob & tube wiring. Lic.#50084. 604-725-4535 YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guaranteed. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

8087

Excavating

# 1 BACKHOE, EXCAVATOR & BOBCAT

one mini, drainage, landscaping, stump / rock / cement / oil tank removal. Water / sewer line, 24 hours Call 341-4446 or 254-6865

8090

Fencing/Gates

S&S LANDSCAPING & FENCING

Factory Direct Cedar Fence Panel for Sale & Installation 8291 No.5 Rd Richmond Call 604-275-3158 CEDAR, BAMBOO, chain link, gates, arbour, rubbish removal, landscape, etc. 604-321-2868 KB METAL PRODUCTS LTD. FENCE & GATES : CHAIN LINK & ALUMINUM ORNAMENTAL. ✫Free Estimate: 604-619-8434 West Coast Cedar Installations Custom fencing, decking & more 604-244-8824, Cell: 604-788-6458

8105

Floor Covering

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

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

604.568.TILE (8453) leveltileandflooring.com

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

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HOME SERVICES 8110

Floor Refinishing

CELTIC HARDWOOD FLOORS LTD.

Refinishing • Installation • New & Old Floors

8130

Handyperson

TRUSTED HOME IMPROVEMENTS

Free Estimates Ph. 604 293.0057 Cel. 604 657.8931

Refinish, sanding, install, dustless 604-219-6944 We cover the HST

604-878-5232 SINCE 1997

Store Fronts • Windows & Doors Broken Glass • Foggy Glass Patio Doors • Mirrors • Etc. 2837 Kingsway, Vancouver

RJR Small Projects Division

Tel: 604-603-9655

Part of RJR group

604-202-6118

Gutters

Alliance

Windows & Gutter Cleaning • Professional Power Washing • Gutter Cleaning • Window Cleaning done by hand Work Done by Professionals

Call Steve

604-723-2526 References Available

SMALL JOBS WELCOME! Bath, kitchen, plumbing, flooring, painting, etc. Call Mic, 604-725-3127

8140

Heating

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

8150

Kitchens/Baths

Counter Tops, Custom Cabinets & Refacing • In business 50 years

604-879-9191 Superior Cove Tops & Cabinets #3 - 8652 Joffre Ave, Burnaby

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

604-439-9417 EDGEMONT GUTTERS

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

604-420-4800 Established 1963

8155

Landscaping

LAWN CUTTING, gardening, rubbish removal. No job too small Call Cameron 604-739-8241

Clog Free Gutters, Guaranteed! Free Labour till Sept-15-2010

604-736-8791

www.guttershutter.com

DYNAMIC GUTTERS & Exteriors. Full seamless gutters. Installation repairs & soffits. All jobs guaranteed. Fully insured, bonded, WCB. Will beat any competitors price. 604-439-9417

Able Boys Landscaping Ltd. bobcat/lawn/cedar fence/paving stones, trim trees. 604-377-3107

8160

Lawn & Garden

HEDGE SHRUB TREE & STUMP REMOVAL

224-3669 Expert Pruning ISA By Certified Arborist Ornamental & Fruit Trees, Shrubs & Hedges Northwest Arboriculture Colin Malcolm, Insured

604-618-9741

Professional Powerwash Gutters cleaned & repaired Since 1984, 604-339-0949 PRP GUTTER CLEANING & GUTTER REPAIRS. Free estimates 604-764-0399 Waters Home Maintenance Gutter Cleaning, repairs, windows Free estimate 604-738-6606

Handyperson

DAHIPP CONTRACTING Handyman Services Baths, Kitchens, etc 604.817.0718

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

8175

Masonry

MASONRY REPAIRS •Stone Walls •Bricks •Chimneys & more. George • 604-365-7672

8180

Home Services

BE COOL! Talk to Someone You Trust.

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

604-685-7112 ext 5101

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

Fence & Gates Stainless Steel Door Window & Door Replacement Patio Covers & Sunrooms Andy: 604-719-8689 #158-11782 River Rd., RMD

8185

Moving & Storage

AFFORDABLE MOVING 1 to 3 Men

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

604-537-4140 www.affordablemoversbc.com

AJK MOVING LTD.

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

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

604-708-8850 AAA ADVANCE MOVING Experts in all kinds of Moving, Storage & Packing. Different from the Rest. 604-861-8885

Renovations & Home Improvement Since 1989

Interior/Exterior Specialist

9129 Shaughnessy St.

Many Years Experience Fully Insured Top Quality, Quick Work Free Estimate

604-724-3832

Hannah Jaxon Hannah - 5 ⁄ yrs. 13 old 11 Years Old! Years Old! Jaxon - 3 ⁄ yrs. old 1

www.popeyesmovingbc.com

TWO BROTHERS MOVING & Delivery. Local & Long Distance; Best Rate! Joseph 604-720-0931 ONLY $19 per hour light delivery, cleanups & Home repairs. 604-771-0911

8193

Oil Tank Removal

FLECK CONTRACTING LTD.

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

For Free Estimates Call

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

Serving West Side since 1987

STORMWORKS

● Oil Tank Removal ● Recommended ● Insured ● Reasonable Rates

604-724-3670

8195

Painting/ Wallpaper

ARBUTUS PAINTING

• Fully Insured • References • Green Products

AVOID HST Call Today!

604-338-2339 FREE ESTIMATES

pricelesspainting.ca

AAA PRECISION PAINTING

• Exterior/Interior Projects • Written Warranty • Years of Experience • Fully Insured • WCB Covered Professional Crew of Ticketed Painters

778.881.6096 PAINTING LTD.

Int. & Ext. Specialist, 20 yrs exp. * Reas. Rates, High Quality * Fast, clean, with ref’s Licensed, Insured & WCB

Jean-Guy Bottin

Cell 604.626.1975

AFFORDABLE PAINTING Affordable Painting Wall Paper & Finishing Power Washing

604-787-7988

4

www.mrbuild.com

Scott 604-377-2503

CONFIDENT

Seniors Discount

8240

D&M PAINTING

POPEYE’S MOVING

FREE ESTIMATES

Licenced & Insured Local & Long Distance

Painting/ Wallpaper

8195

3

QUALITY WORK. DONE RIGHT.

garage, basement, backyard.

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

EAGLE EYE Soar with the best It’s your move 778-883-2538

45 We accept Visa, Mastercard & Interac

(604) 875-9072 873-5292 Tree Topping, Clean-Up, Planting, Trimming, Power Raking, Aeration, etc. • Westside & Eastside

Moving & Storage

VANCOUVER LTD.

LUCKY METAL WORKS

FREE ESTIMATE INSURED

8130

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

Glass Mirrors

Commercial/Residential

8125

Chau Le Gardening Tree cutting & topping, shrubs, yard cleanup, trimming, hedging, 604-782-5288

LAWN MOWING, summer cleanup trim hedges, power wash Will beat any price! 604-961-0278

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

8185

AMIGO'S MOVING. Delivery. Storage. No Job too Small or Big. Clean up, Garage, Basement. Call 604-782-9511

Gardening Services 21 yrs exp. Tree topping, West & Eastside & Rmd. Michael 604-240-2881

INSTALLATION REFINISHING, Sanding. Free est, great prices. Satisfaction guar. 604-518-7508

8120

Lawn & Garden

EXP. RELIABLE gardener spring clean up, new turf & soil, pruning, planting,aerating, 604-783-2627

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

Artistry of Hardwood Floors

8160

8220 FAIRWAY PAINTING

Fully Insured 20 years experience Call 604Free Estimates INTERIOR & EXTERIOR SPECIALS

7291234

BBM

4

732-8453

❑ Renovations and Repairs ❑ Bathrooms/Kitchens ❑ Roofing/Concrete Work ❑ Painting/PowerSmart Jobs ❑ All Plumbing & Electrical Work ❑ Decks & Stairs • Guaranteed • Insured • References

Plumbing Big Boss Mechanical

PLUMBING & DRAINAGE Renovations Big or Small. Water Lines without Digging Broken Water Mains & Sewer Mains. Hot Water Tanks, Plugged Drains, Toilets, Tubs, Leaky Faucets & Broken Pipes.

★ Good Quality Service ★ Fully Licenced & WCB.

Marty’s

604 729-3864

Renovations

from concept to occupancy

Winner of Gold & Silver Georgie Awards

Painting & Decorating Ltd.

– Renovator Member of the Year

Colour Consulting Included Free Estimate 604-733-2865

– Best Renovated Kitchen in Canada

NO JOB TOO SMALL Quality work est. 1973

OGOPOGO PAINTING Since 1998

WCB, Insured Professional, Residential/Commercial Les Stirling 604-514-2636

Winner of the National SAM Award

• • • •

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

604-312-6311

RED SEAL

Drainage & Plumbing Inc. A PROFESSIONAL PAINTER Interior $25/hr, Exterior $35/hr Call Serj 604-377-2417 BRUSH N’ ROLL PAINTING Interior/Exterior WCB & Insured Free est. Call Richard 778-883-0593 MASTER MATCH PAINTING Int & Ext. . GOOD PRICES, 18 yrs exp.Thomas 604-724-8648 MASTER PAINTER.....LEVEL 5 drywall finish. Custom doors, trim & crown. 604-836-9675 MILANO Painting 604-551-6510 Int/Ext. Good Prices. Free Est. Written Guar. Prof & Insured. Pacific Pro Painting Restoration •Int / Ext •Res / Comm •Reno’s Strata’s. Free Est. 604-488-4000

Plumbing, Drainage, Repairs & Installation

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

604-618-4988

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

604-731-2443

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

small

❏ You need another

bedroom

❏ The carport could be

a two-car garage

❏ One bathroom just

isn’t enough anymore

We Fix The “EXCEPTS…” Since 1978

604-987-5438

www.rjrrenovator.com

PASSION FOR PAINTING Int & Ext, power wash. Free Est. WCB. David 604-942-0115 ★ STAFFORD & SON ★ Interior/Exterior. Top quality work. Reasonable rates. 604-221-4900 T&H PAINTING. Int/Ext, Res/ Comm, Free Estimates, Quality Work, Guaranteed 778-316-7709

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davidchao The Toyota Camry Hybrid pioneered the hybridization of the modern mid-sized sedan and it has already outlived a couple of its competitors. Its hybrid-drive system transforms one of our favourite family sedans into an eco-friendly, fuel-sipping people mover. Unlike the Prius, the Camry is not a ground-up hybrid design, so some compromises are inevitable. One is the hybrid battery pack, which takes away a chunk of trunk space. There’s still room for a couple of golf bags, so it’s not a big sacrifice.

In both power output and price, Toyota has cleverly positioned the Camry Hybrid between the four-cylinder and V6 gas engine versions of the car. This may partially explain why it has already outlived both the Honda Accord Hybrid and the Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid. These two departed competitors also have another thing in common, motor-assist or mild hybrid systems. Current competitors, the Ford Fusion and Nissan Altima, are both full hybrids, enabling the vehicles to be driven in a pure electric mode without the gas engine. In the bigger picture, however, hybrid vehicle sales are still a fraction of total vehicle sales. Plug-in hybrid and new full-electric vehicle technologies are on the horizon, so it will be interesting to see which technology will be the most popular with consumers. Camry Hybrid has already built a solid reputation for reliability and comes with some minor external styling chang-

The Camry Hybrid’s 2.4-litre four-cylinder engine is mated to an electric motor/generator, which can deliver a combined output that’s equivalent to 187-horsepower. es and new interior features. A new-look front grille and bumper are the most prominent visual changes. To help owners make the most of the hybrid-drive system’s frugal use of fuel, there’s a new instantaneous fuel economy meter. In addition, there are some new convenience features such as power windows with driver’s auto up/down function, a sat-

ellite radio antenna with prewire USB connectivity and an available backup camera. Toyota’s Hybrid Synergy Drive system is now in more than one million vehicles worldwide. In the Camry Hybrid, a 2.4-litre four-cylinder engine is mated to an electric motor/generator, which can deliver a combined output that’s equivalent to 187horsepower.

An advantage of the hybrid-drive system is that the high-torque qualities of the electric motor can be utilized at any time for a quick power surge. So it can provide engine response and acceleration that’s normally associated with a larger engine. My test Camry Hybrid came with the moonroof package, which upped the price to $32,400. A leather

and navigation package that contains leather upholstery; a four-way power adjustable passenger seat; heated front seats; a backup camera and a DVD-based navigation system with a seven-inch LCD display screen are also available. Design—The new grille and front bumper allow a larger lower intake opening and larger projector beam headlights. It also includes a prominently positioned extra-large Toyota emblem on a front that blends nicely with an attractively sculptured hood. A side view of the Camry shows a belt line that rises towards the rear. At the back, the trunk has a mini-spoiler type lip and it comes with restyled LED tail lights. The Hybrid edition of Camry also has an extra-low drag coefficient (0.27 Cd), which is achieved with the help of unique wheel spats and under-body air shields. Interior—Roomy and comfortable, the Camry Hybrid’s interior leaves a reviewer with little to complain about or Continued next page


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and provides more power. When you come to a stop at a traffic light the engine also stops— more silence. This auto-stop feature saves fuel, normally wasted idling. What’s happening under the hood is shown on a display in the instrument panel. You can see when the electric motor or the gas engine is supplying power. When you press on the brake pedal, a regenerative system converts the stopping power into electrical power and recharges the battery. While there’s no lack of power when you need it, how heavy your right foot is on the gas pedal decides fuel economy, just as with any car. However, the fuel savings are even greater if you drive a hybrid with a light right foot. The transitions from electric motor power to gasoline engine are almost always very smooth. Occasionally, it is caught in its decision-making sequence and you can feel the gas engine surge in to action. The score—In addition to offering outstanding fuel efficiency, the Toyota Camry Hybrid has also earned a solid reputation for quality and long-term durability and is the benchmark by which all competitors are judged. The Specs—2011 Toyota Camry Hybrid Sticker Price: $31,310 - $36,535 Power: 2.4-litre/ 4-cylinder & 105 kW electric motor 187-horsepower (combined) Fuel consumption: 5.7/5.7 L/100 km (city/ highway) Basic Warranty: 3 years/60,000 km Powertrain Warranty: 5 years /100,000 km Rust Warranty: 5 years/unlimited km Hybrid component warranty: 8 years/160,000 km With files from Bob McHugh. david.chao@leansensei.com

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**0% purchase financing available on all 2010 Kia models for up to 48 months on approved credit (OAC). 0% purchase financing available on 2010 Forte (FO540A only)/2010 Rondo/2010 Sedona for up to 60 months on approved credit (OAC). Cash back varies by model and trim. !“No Payments Until Fall” (60 day payment deferral) applies to purchase financing offers on all new 2010 and 2011 Kia models. No interest will accrue during the first 30 days of the finance contract. After this period interest starts to accrue and the purchaser will repay principal and interest monthly over the term of the contract. ‡MSRP for 2011 Sportage (SP551B) is $23,645. Delivery and destination fees of $1,650 included. †Purchase price for 2010 Rio (RO543A)/2010 Forte (FO540A)/2010 Soul (SO55PA) is $14,750/$15,450/$17,645 and includes a cash rebate of $2,500/$1,800/$800 based on an MSRP of $17,250/$17,250/$18,445. Delivery and destination fees of $1,455/$1,455/$1,650 included. License, registration, insurance, dealer administration fees and taxes are excluded. +Highway/city fuel consumption 2011 Sportage (SP55AB) is 6.9L (41 MPG) / 10.0L (28 MPG); 2010 Rio EX (RO542A) is 5.8L (49 MPG)/7.1L (40 MPG); 2010 Forte LX (FO540A) is 5.8L/(49 MPG)/8.3L (34 MPG); 2010 Soul 1.6L MT (SO550A) is 6.3L (45 MPG)/7.7L (37 MPG). The actual fuel consumption of these vehicles may vary. These estimates are based on the Government of Canada’s approved criteria and testing methods. Refer to the Government of Canada publication EnerGuide Fuel Consumption Guide. < Green Score for the 2010 Kia Rio based on specification within its segment. Refer to GreenerCars.org for full details. §The 2010 Kia Forte was awarded Car of the Year by NADAguides.com. To learn more please visit www.NADAguides.com. ^2010 Kia Soul awarded the Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Visit www.iihs.org for full details. °The Bluetooth® word mark and logo are registered trademarks and are owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. Some vehicles advertised may include optional accessories or after-sale equipment and may not be exactly as shown. Information in this advertisement is believed to be accurate at the time of print. Offer ends August 31st, 2010. KIA is a trademark of Kia Motors Corporation.


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TELUS AUTHORIZED DEALERS Vancouver 551 Robson St. Bentall Tower Three Oakridge Centre Pacific Centre 2163 West 4th Ave. 2338 Cambie St. 925 West Georgia St. 689 Thurlow St. 1855 Burrard St. 3121 West Broadway 2748 Rupert St. 950 West Broadway 1707 Robson St. 1092 Kingsway 3490 Kingsway

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Abbotsford Sevenoaks Shopping Centre 32915 South Fraser Way 2142 Clearbrook Rd. 2140 Sumas Way

Aldergrove 26310 Fraser Hwy.

Burnaby Brentwood Mall Crystal Square Lougheed Mall Metrotown/Metropolis 4501 North Rd.

Chilliwack Cottonwood Mall 45300 Luckakuck Way 45905 Yale Rd. 7544 Vedder Rd.

Cloverdale 17725 64th Ave.

Coquitlam Coquitlam Centre 3278 Westwood St. 3000 Lougheed Hwy. 2988 Glen Dr. 1071 Austin Ave.

Delta Scottsdale Mall 7235 120th St. 1517 56th St.

Langley Walnut Grove Town Centre Willowbrook Shopping Centre 19638 Fraser Hwy. 19700 Langley Bypass 20159 88th Ave. 20202 66th Ave.

Maple Ridge Haney Place Mall 22661 Lougheed Hwy.

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Pitt Meadows 19800 Lougheed Hwy.

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Surrey Central City Shopping Centre Grandview Corners Guildford Town Centre 13734 104th Ave. 12477 88th Ave. 7380 King George Hwy. 15940 Fraser Hwy.

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White Rock Semiahmoo Shopping Centre 3189 King George Hwy.

Call 310 -1144 or visit telus.com/highspeed or your nearest TELUS authorized dealer. *Offer available on a 2 year term while quantities last until November 9, 2010, to new clients who have not signed up for TELUS High Speed Internet in the past 90 days. Manufacturer’s suggested retail price of the Xbox 360 is $299.99. A cancellation fee of $13 per month for the remainder of the 2 year term applies to early cancellation of a service term. Not compatible with any other High Speed offers. Minimum system requirements apply. Final eligibility for the services will be determined by a TELUS representative at the point of installation. †Defined as the most comprehensive suite of hardware and software security tools. TELUS, Optik, the TELUS logo and the future is friendly are trademarks of TELUS Corporation, used under licence. Wi-Fi is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance. Xbox and Xbox 360 are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries. © 2010 TELUS.

Vancouver Courier August 13 2010  

Vancouver Courier August 13 2010

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