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craft beer are enjoying a growing thirst for their product. And not just beer nerds are sampling craft and cask beers at places like the Alibi Room. Most of the events at the first Vancouver Craft Beer Week this spring sold out, as did last year’s Hopscotch whisky, scotch and beer festival in Vancouver. Fifty-five hundred people attended Nando’s Canada Cup of Beer at the University of B.C. over two days in July where, organizers say, half the vendors were microbreweries. And craft beer enthusiasts reportedly snapped up tickets to last weekend’s Great Canadian Beer Festival in Victoria in 10 minutes.

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team flows from a generous pot where one of R&B Brewing Company’s three brewers heats a test batch of coffee beer. Five men dressed in black R&B T-shirts move swiftly about monitoring temperatures and machines as a sound system plays punk, ska and new wave beats. A compressor for the glycol system keeps brews cool in the fermenters. A vacuum pump sucks oxygen out of freshly bottled beer, while a fan whirs in the nondescript building on East Fourth Avenue at Quebec. Andrew Tape, 24, the most senior of three brewers, points out the two giant galvanized steel silos that hold 10 tonnes of barley, piled sacks of various malts and the gigantic vat, or mash tun, that holds the barley, water and malt porridge-like substance. Rick Dellow, the R in R&B, finishes bottling G-Beer for the Gyoza King group, a beer named for ji-biru, the Japanese name for local, handcrafted beer. Job done, Dellow, a youthful but balding 54-year-old with dark eyebrows and a salt and pepper beard, leans on stacked boxes of empty bottles to chat about the difference between craft and mainstream beer, the local brewmasters who’ve developed the scene, and R&B’s path since the Vancouver company started in 1997.

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Rick Dellow helped found the R&B Brewing Company back in 1997. photo Dan Toulgoet In the beginning, Dellow and Barry Benson, the B in R&B, did everything themselves, building on their relationship working with each other selling and installing brewing equipment for an

Abbotsford company. Now R&B employs eight staff and the company doubled its workspace from 3,500 square feet last year. Microbrewing in B.C. has never been easy, but the makers of

ellow and Benson learned from the mistakes of others when they travelled the world designing and buildings breweries to customers’ specifications. That’s why they started small. “What we learned is that microbrewing means micro profits,” Dellow says. Their startup followed Granville Island Brewing’s launch in 1984 and Storm Brewing, which started on Commercial Drive in 1995. R&B started with two beers distributed only in Vancouver. Now it produces six styles of beer, including its popular Hoppelganger IPA and Raven Cream Ale, a couple of seasonal ales, the special beer for Gyoza King, and a few beers for Steamworks. R&B sells its beers from Victoria to Chilliwack, White Rock to Squamish.

Ninety-five per cent of its profits come from selling draft beer and five per cent from bottled. Dellow grew up near Manchester, U.K., which nurtured his appreciation of microbrewed beer. “My friends and I figured out once that we could drink beer from a different brewery every day for a whole month without travelling more than a few miles,” says the man, who moved to Canada in 1988. Barley, malt, water, hops, yeast and clarifying agents comprise beer. Most beer is filtered, pumped with carbon dioxide, transferred to kegs, stored in a cold room until it rolls out to restaurants, bars and liquor stores. “The way we brew, whatever raw material we use is there because we want the flavours that it brings to the beer. What the big brewers tend to do, is they’ve gone down a road of, dare I say, removing flavour from the beer,” says Dellow. “They add things like rice and maize to give them the sugar that provides the alcohol without adding flavour. If you listen to their ads, they tell you that their beer tastes cold. They say the beer tastes crisp. They don’t say it tastes malty or hoppy or you taste the fruitiness from the yeast, all that kind of thing.” He credits local brewpubs, Yaletown Brewing, Steamworks and the defunct Dix BBQ & Brewery, with turning Vancouver drinkers on to flavourful craft beer. Continued on page 5

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Resurgence of craft beer in United Kingdom inspired local brewers Continued from page 4 Tony Dewald, formerly the brewmaster at Dix, was the first to regularly tap a cask, according to Dellow, and Dix hosted Caskivals, organized with the local Campaign for Real Ale group, CAMRA Vancouver. He says talented brewmasters including Dave Varga of Taylor’s Crossing Restaurant & Brewery in North Vancouver, Tariq Khan of Big Ridge Brewing Company in Surrey, Iain Hill, head brewer for the Mark James Group, and James Walton of Storm brew interesting beers that have hooked drinkers on craft ales. And Dellow has seen increased interest in cask-conditioned ales in the last six months. For serious beer aficionados, traditional cask-conditioned beer is the ultimate choice. It’s naturally carbonated during secondary fermentation instead of being force carbonated like keg beer. Unfiltered fermented beer is put into a cask and priming sugar is added. The yeast feeds on the priming sugar, creating carbon dioxide. Cask-conditioned ales are less carbonated and served warmer than other beers and offer richer flavours and aromas. Keg beer is forced from the bottom of the barrel by CO2. With a

cask, a peg is hammered into the shive at the top side of the cask to let the beer breathe for at least a few hours before serving. A tap is hammered through the bung on the front of the cask. The beer can either flow out with gravity or be sucked out through lines by a hand pump or beer engine. R&B started supplying The Whip with a weekly cask from R&B and other microbreweries three years ago. St. Augustine’s, with 40 taps on Commercial Drive, taps a cask on Mondays. The Railway Club does the same on Tuesdays, the Cascade Room on Wednesdays, the Yaletown Brewery on Thursdays and The Whip on Sundays. Dellow says The Irish Heather was the first to put on a permanent cask—they can be a pain because they need time for the yeast to settle after being moved and the beer can spray out and make a mess when they’re tapped. Nigel Springthorpe at the Alibi Room did the same and other restaurateurs have since followed suit.

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John Mitchell, considered the grandfather of microbrewing in Canada, helped start North Ameriphoto Dan Toulgoet ca’s first modern microbrewery. Born in Singapore, raised in Britain and trained as a chef, Mitchell worked in high-end hotels and ran the pub at the Sylvia Hotel for 15 years and started North America’s first modern microbrewery with brewer and writ-

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Continued from page 5 First he had to get the provincial government to allow him to have both a brewery and a licensed drinking establishment. With used dairy equipment, the first modern craft brewery opened in a one-room space a block from the pub. Horseshoe Bay Brewery produced only one beer, a pale ale. The brewery didn’t last long after Mitchell left. But he was soon invited to set up Spinnakers in Victoria. Canadian brewing magnate E.P. Taylor was buying up breweries in the U.K., poised to make Britain a land of bland beer, according to Mitchell, when four fed up citizens dreamt up the Campaign for the Revitalization of Ale in 1971, now the Campaign for Real Ale, or CAMRA. “It went all over Britain,” Mitchell says. “It was one of the biggest consumer uprisings. They changed the face of British brewing.” In 1981, Mitchell became a member of CAMRA U.K. so he could get his hands on the organization’s newsletter. He learned about brewing equipment, travelled to England to examine it in person and shipped it to Spinnakers, the first brewpub in North America, which opened in 1984. Spinnakers was the first neighbourhood pub in Victoria, the balding and bespectacled Mitchell says from his perch on a banquette at the Yaletown Brewery. The rest were hotel beer parlours where you drank up and got out. At Spinnakers, Mitchell focused on superb food and ales. Federal legislation that said a brewery couldn’t be connected to a pub that served food, like in England, had to be changed. “Everybody thought I was completely ’round the bend,” Mitchell says over strains of Aerosmith’s “Dream On.” “They thought this is an absolute idiot. But when it became a success, then all hell broke lose.”

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General managers of liquor boards across the country travelled to Victoria to tour Spinnakers and returned to their provinces and changed legislation to allow brewpubs of their own. After starting Spinnakers, where Mitchell’s ESB beer is named after him, Mitchell entered semi-retirement, emerging in the 1990s to help establish the Howe Sound Brewery in Squamish, which opened in 1996. Mitchell is amazed by the microbrewing scene in Portland, Oregon, and by the attitude among bureaucrats. When he considered opening a brewpub in Seattle, instead of erecting roadblocks, representatives of the liquor control board in the state were quick to ask how they could help. He says beer in B.C. has come a long way since the ’80s, but it’s still overly carbonated and served too cold for his taste. “It’s ingrained in the culture of Canada and America that a cold, gassy beer is a beer,” he says. “Well it isn’t a beer, really.”

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igel Springthorpe didn’t know so many beer enthusiasts would come out of the woodwork when he introduced microbrewed beers at the Alibi Room. The Englishman transplant with dark, cropped hair and spot of grey hair on his chin, rubs his knuckles against a wooden table when he considers his experiment’s success. Springthorpe, who’d worked at the Alibi since 1998, had always felt something was missing. So when he and Raya Audet took over the restaurant in 2006, he introduced craft

beers. As the craft draft drew a greater customer base, Springthorpe added more taps, much to the chagrin of Audet and his line installation guy, and his own passion for microbrewed beer grew. Springthorpe, dressed in a frayed grey T-shirt and long jean cutoffs, has just returned from his monthly pilgrimage to Vancouver Island, in mid August, to collect kegs and casks of microbrewed beer. Brews from Swans Buckerfields, Spinnakers and Canoe in Victoria, and Longwood Brewpub in Nanaimo fill the bed of his pickup truck. His trip to Craig Street Brew Pub in Duncan was wasted because the brewer wasn’t there. The Alibi Room has 25 rotating microbrewed beers from locales including Naramata, Oregon and Surrey on tap and three casks going at all times. Springthorpe compiles a new list of what’s on offer every few days. When he reached his hundredth list, the 33year-old painstakingly compiled “The Beer Geek’s Guide to the Alibi’s 100th Beer List,” composing his ode to the brewers of the province on a typewriter. “If I was a Warhammer playing, fumanchu sportin’, dragon-slaying overthe-top beer geek, I might refer to Gary Lohin as ‘Gothack,’ Norwegian demigod, Lord and Master of ALL Things Hop,” he wrote about Surrey’s Central City brewpub and Red Racer brewmaster. Springthorpe was on the phone to Driftwood Brewery in Victoria before it officially opened its doors and he’s even had a cellar constructed where he can age beer. The self-professed beer geek, who confesses to watching beer documentaries while drinking beer, says revamping his bottled beer selection to compliment his draft beers didn’t always fly. Continued on page 7


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Continued from page 6 “It was kind of a big step when I took Stella off the shelf,” he says. “People were pissed off, man. At first it was kind of like, ‘What do you mean I can’t get that?’” He’s seen an expansion in microbrewed beer choices at Vancouver restaurants in the last year. “It used to be that you’d go to a really nice restaurant and the wine selection is amazing, cocktails are fantastic, and then you’ve got two crappy beers to choose from,” he says. Springthorpe believes with the burgeoning brewing talent in the province, the craft beer scene in B.C. could explode. He says the first small, pioneering local breweries focused on drawing business away from major producers. Now microbreweries are getting creative. “Brands like Red Racer, Driftwood, who are totally thinking outside of the box… they’re the next wave,” he says. “All liquor distribution, liquor control issues aside, I think there’s something festering that’s about to totally happen in this province as far as brewing. I think we’ll see at least a handful of new breweries happen, real small, that’ll be really innovative and great.” Instead of producing an IPA, a stout, a pale ale and a lager, he

Co-owner Nigel Springthorpe serves cask-conditioned beers at the Alibi Room on Alexander Street. photo Dan Toulgoet notes that Driftwood Brewery’s four mainstays are an ale, a Belgian farmhouse wheat ale that includes coriander and black pepper, a Belgian white beer that includes orange peel and coriander and a distinct Dusseldorf-style beer made strictly with German

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You may well wonder what ever happened to Kash Heed. Five months ago he resigned—for the second time in less than 30 days—as B.C.’s solicitor general. Thank that bizarre circumstance on a scandal involving his campaign staff and their alleged role in passing out some outrageous propaganda during the last provincial election. For a time, Heed was cooling his heels while the RCMP conducted their investigation. They are slow, Heed jokes, because they don’t want him back on the job. And check Heed out now; there’s a new glide in his stride. Ironically this renewed bounce was brought on by the RCMP. Last week a draft of their contract to provide another 20 years of police services in B.C. landed on the desk of B.C.’s most recent solicitor general, Michael de Jong. Heed thinks if we sign that deal and end up with no more control over the RCMP than we have now, we would be nuts. But I’ll get back to that in a moment. Interestingly enough, that contract got delivered the same week de Jong announced the province wanted a full public inquiry into the handling of the investigation that finally led to the arrest and conviction of serial killer Willie Pickton. And de Jong’s announcement came close on the back of a scathing review of the RCMP (and the VPD’s senior staff at the time) on that very same matter issued by Vancouver Deputy Police Chief Doug LePard. LePard accused our national police force of “mismanagement” and reminded us of the petty turf battles with his own force and the failure by

allengarr the RCMP to effectively analyze and follow up on information provided to them; that fumble likely led to another dozen or so women being killed. It has not been a great time for RCMP. Earlier in the summer we heard from former Supreme Court Justice John Major commenting on the bombing of Air India Flight 182, and what he called the “worst mass murder in Canadian history.” Major was blistering in his criticism of our national security forces, both the RCMP and CSIS, for their “inexcusable” errors brought on in part, once again, by turf wars. This all comes while we still harbour the images of Polish immigrant Robert Dziekanski being tasered repeatedly by four RCMP officers while he writhed in pain on the floor at Vancouver International Airport until he ended up dead. The officers denied their negligence and would have likely gotten away with it but for a

passerby who captured the event on video. Then the cherry on top of this whole delicious heap of mismanagement, arrogance and fabrication came two weeks ago. That’s when Robert Gordon, the head of SFU’s criminology department, accused B.C.’s most senior RCMP officer, Gary Bass, of threatening to remove funding from the department because Gordon dared to state the obvious about the RCMP’s performance in the Pickton investigation. Bass of course denied any threat was intended. But you be the judge. Here’s what he wrote: “The ongoing bias you display against the RCMP in articles such as this have caused many to ask why we would want to continue to be in that partnership given this apparent lack of support from the head of the department.” So with all that as a backdrop, back comes Kash Heed, who, I should remind you, is exVPD and during his brief stint as solicitor general was calling for more control over the “scandal sick RCMP.” Sounding more like a member of the Opposition than a Liberal backbencher who wants back at the cabinet table, he says the contract must guarantee the RCMP come under the same police act as municipal forces. He also wants a primarily civilian body to deal with in-custody deaths and other serious events where police are involved. Finally, he says, that 20-year contract must have a clause that allows the government to bail out. And with that he will have a lot of folks rooting for him. agarr@vancourier.com

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Digital technology may burn books into history It’s just a fable, but it’s a good one. In Plato’s work Phaedrus, the philosopher Socrates tells how the Egyptian king Thamus learned of a new invention called “writing.” The king’s adviser Theuth says it will improve both the wisdom and memory of the people. Thamus is skeptical. He dismisses writing as a tool of recollection, which will allow his subjects to mechanically rhyme off facts and stories, rather than access their own store of remembered knowledge. The king concludes that Theuth’s invention will kill off oral culture, and the tradition of speaking from memory. The debate over digital readers versus paperbound books echoes Plato’s ancient allegory. In one view, we’re all going to be liberated readers, schlepping personal libraries around. In another view, we’re all going to hell in an online shopping cart, while clutching multiple Borgesian devices that pester us with ringtones, tweets and Facebook pokes. A downloaded novel will hardly be able to compete for our attention. I’ve fiddled with both the clunky Sony eReader and the seductive Apple iPad, but I still prefer old-school books. I’m fond of the kind of reading that requires no more than inked pages, sunlight and opposable thumbs. But I also know that today’s electronic readers are nothing compared to the ones coming down the pike. Manufacturers will make them so much like printed books in appearance, so cheap, and so powerful, that even the last defenders of print will wave the white flag. It’s getting to the point where being “connected” isn’t just voluntary, but mandatory (if you want to stay in touch with your friends, work opportunities, and the global brain). I predict that at some point manufacturers will whip up a must-have device that does everything imaginable, and reduce it to microchip-size. At which point it will be mandatory as an implant. In a recent article, Washington Post staff writer Philip Kennicott described a weekend spent at a “gaudy trophy home” in the Hamptons, and a boring party he escaped from into the library—“not because anyone ever read there but because it was quiet and filled with books.” He settled down with a nonvirtual volume of Shakespeare and mused on the demise of print. “The architecture of our lives is constantly changing, and the library may be next on the list of rooms that grow vestigial and then vanish from our floor plans,” he writes. Kennicott is

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geoffolson sobered by the pending architectural retreat “of a room that should stand apart, a quiet eddy to the side of the busy torrent of modern life.” But then again, how many middle class readers have dwellings large enough to devote an entire room to books? For centuries, the arc of technology has been to “ephemeralize,” becoming more efficient, sloughing off physical form and disappearing into the fabric of our lives. Computers have pulled this magic trick, taking our music and other forms of entertainment with them. It was only a matter of time before other media were absorbed, reduced to ghostly ones and zeroes. (For university students who have to cart around 20 pounds worth of textbooks, the shift couldn’t have come sooner.) Things move so fast these days, I’m already feeling nostalgia for a print era that’s still staggering on. I’m a book nerd, and enough of a collector to feel sentimental about my shelves of tomes, many still unread. “A wall of books is mortality made geometric, a pattern of hope and loss, ambition and failure,” writes Kennicott. He fears a lazy reader will never be able to be indicted by an unread book “locked up in the digital ether of a Kindle or iPad.” I’m not so sure. The high-resolution bookshelves on an iPad can still display small icons of downloaded texts. David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest is still capable of accusing a slacker reader of wasted time, every time the iPad’s book feature is clicked on. For print lovers young and old, printed books may soon become cultural fetishes, the same way old vinyl records are boutique items for music collectors. It could also drive print-ondemand industry to new levels. King Thamus thought the invention of writing would destroy the world of the imagination. It didn’t: it extended and amplified that world through text. As for the digital upgrade to electronic readers—call it Theuth 2.0—the outcome is too soon to tell. www.geoffolson.com

Paul Barber, former executive director of North London’s famed Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, is the new CEO of the Vancouver Whitecaps. file photo Jason Lang To the editor: Re: “Taking the ball,” Sept. 10. What a stark contrast between Paul Barber, who voluntarily came to Vancouver to run the Whitecaps soccer franchise, and NBA gangsta Steve Francis, who pouted like a spoiled child when the late not-so-great unlamented Grizzlies drafted him. Mr. Barber thinks Vancouver traffic is a

breeze, the scenery is spectacular and the people are friendly. Mr. Francis, on the other hand, hadn’t even been to Vancouver yet when he commented “it’s cold, it rains, they take your money.” Welcome to Vancouver, Mr. Barber, and here’s hoping the Whitecaps are a resounding success. Gordon R. Heck, Richmond, B.C.

Fox News represents freedom of media choice

To the editor: Re: “Fox News North would provide bully pulpit for far-right hacks,” Sept. 10. Isn’t that an oxymoron—an intolerant Canadian? What would the world think to know that Canadians respect and believe in all races, nationalities, religions and freedoms, except if you are “Fair and Balanced?” Oh wait, Geoff Olson, that is in fact what Fox News is, “Fair and Balanced.” As an American-passport carrying Canadian immigrant who lives and works on both sides of the border, I have watched Fox News. Clearly, Geoff, you have not. Your three quotes taken out of context are simply childish and poorly researched. For every point on Fox News, there is a counter-point; left or right, middle or extreme. That is the reason that Fox News outpaces all audienc-

es for ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN and MSNBC. So, either the American viewing audience is completely brainwashed or they have found a true news channel. Isn’t that what Canada is all about, Geoff? Freedom of choice? Freedom to choose? Freedom to either tune in to Fox News or, God forbid, pick up your remote and change the channel? Lastly Geoff, name calling is a poor American characteristic. The reason I choose to work and live in Canada is due to the level of decency, respect and degree of civility that is not found in America, especially in politics. Dan Hagen, Vancouver

••• To the editor: After reading Geoff Olson’s article on the potential launching of a cable news network in Canada

likened to Fox News, I signed the email petition to oppose this bid. Olson mentioned in his article Stephen Harper is one of the proponents of this bid. It is an indication of Harper transforming Canada into an ultra-right entity that resembles our south side neighbour. It conjures up images and epithets such as the “McCarthyism era,” media control and propaganda, radical conservatism, demagoguery, hate and far-right poli- tics. It’s hardly surprising because the Tories evolved from its predecessor/antecedent, the Reform Party led by Preston Manning, a right-wing political entity which upheld and overtly expressed their far-right political agenda and sentiment. Stephen Chiu, Vancouver

Reckless cars much worse than reckless bikes

To the editor: Re: “Letters of theWeek,” Sept. 10. I just wanted to weigh in on the side of cyclists. I’ve been riding my bike daily to work and elsewhere for the last three years (no car) and have to say that every day I am amazed by the number of cars that don’t stop at stop signs, keep rolling out into the road so you don’t know if they are going to stop and go through red lights. This is huge! Happens every day! Others don’t stop at red lights or when they see the amber light don’t slow down but run the red light, or don’t signal or

don’t look in their rear views and are completely oblivious of cyclists behind them. Some drivers just stop in the middle of the road, again oblivious to anyone who might be behind them, and others wait until the last minute to make their turn in front of you so you’re not sure if they are going to hit you or not. But hey, it’s a car’s world, isn’t it? Cars are much more dangerous to life and limb than bikes when the car and driver disobey the rules of the road. Ellen Halliday, Vancouver

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Next Monday (Sept. 20) is the start of the fall session of the Healthiest Winner fitness program at Riley Park Community Centre, which started out as a pilot project for the park board in January. The goal of the program is to get people who haven’t exercised for a long time off the couch and moving. Besides re-introducing people to exercise, the program includes workshops on everything from healthy eating to managing stress. Vancouver Coastal Health, which helps support the program, expects that by increasing the fitness level of participants, their health will vastly improve. I took part in the program this past spring and it was the best thing I’ve ever done. It showed me I need that group support, because I went from faithfully attending three exercise classes a week while the program was running, to pretty much doing nothing during the summer break. For the last session I attended, we hiked up to the top of Little Mountain from Riley Park, and once we walked back down I completed an hour-long stationary cycling exercise class. My goal is to surpass that by the end of this session Classes are held three times a week, morning and late afternoon, so if I knew I was going to be busy after work, I woke

up an hour early and hit the morning class. I surprised myself by being at the gym for some of the 7:30 a.m. classes. Besides recreation coordinator Bruce McLellan, the program has a new staff addition this session, David Weightman, a member of Vancouver Coastal Health’s Healthy Living Team in 2010. Registration is ongoing this week. For more information, contact McLellan at 604-257-8644 or email healthiestwinner@vancouver.ca.

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The first park board meeting of the fall is Monday at the park board office at 7 p.m., and it includes an ambitious agenda. The first item for discussion is the closure of the Stanley Park Farmyard, which has been costing the park board about $250,000 annually to operate, the same amount Mayor Gregor Robertson just spent on his new office. Other items on the agenda include an update on the Bloedel Conservatory and a discussion on several community centre renewal proposals.

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Was it something I said? This was my third week trying to gain an interview with Dog Whisperer Cesar Millan, but again with absolutely no response. Millan is appearing at the River Rock Casino twice in October and with Vancouver having so many dog lovers, an interview with him would make a great read. A kind reader passed on an email for Millan’s publicist, so I tried that approach, but again, no response. I’ll keep you posted. sthomas@vancourier.com Twitter@sthomas10

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Police chiefs throw support behind national gun registry Mike Howell

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Police chiefs from Vancouver, West Vancouver and Saanich banded together with the Vancouver Police Union and Vancouver Police Board Wednesday to publicly urge the province’s members of Parliament to save the national gun registry. Police Chief Jim Chu led the charge at the Vancouver Police Department’s Cambie Street station in an effort to thwart a private member’s bill from a Conservative MP that could lead to the dismantling of the registry. The vote on Manitoba MP Candice Hoeppner’s bill is scheduled for Sept. 22 in Parliament. Not all MPs have said which way they will vote. “The registry helps us protect the public, it does help us save lives, keep people safer, it helps frontline officers do their jobs in a more safe environment, it helps us investigate crimes after they occurred,” said Chu, who is also the B.C. director of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police, which supports the registry. It was the second time in three weeks that Chu spoke to reporters about the need to keep the registry, which police say they use an average of 2,700 times per day in B.C. “The facts can be obscured when controversial policy debates are taken over by partisanship,” said Saanich Police Service Deputy Chief Clayton Pecknold, who is president of the B.C. Association of Chiefs of Police. Pecknold said the B.C. police chiefs’ organization sent a letter to all B.C. MPs Tuesday urging them to support the registry. The letter requests MPs to visit a website, truthsandmyths.ca, to learn about “the broad coalition of professional organizations” including doctors and health care workers that want the registry. West Vancouver Deputy Chief Peter

Lepine said his officers use the registry an average of 18 times per day. Lepine said police have investigated students who wrote on Facebook about being tired of being bullied and were “going to do something about it” or commit suicide. “Early intervention, when we get to separate a troubled youth from easy access to their parents’ firearms may be a crucial first step as we deal with the underlying issue that are causing them to consider this option,” Lepine said. Vancouver Police Union president Tom Stamatakis said the union has not surveyed the VPD’s 1,300 officers about the registry but acknowledged not every officer supports it. Stamatakis, who is also the vice-president of the Canadian Police Association, said the lack of support is usually focused on the $2 billion to set up the registry, which officers say was a waste of money. But he pointed to the show of support Wednesday from chiefs, the police board and unions that support the registry. “There are some people that don’t particularly agree with this point of view, but I would suggest they’re very small numbers,” Stamatakis said. “If this was a registry that was continuing to cost billions of dollars or hundreds of millions of dollars, I think our view might be different.” Glenn Wong of the Vancouver Police Board said he and his police board colleagues across the country haven’t seen any good reasons for the registry to be scrapped. Since its creation in the mid-1990s, the long-gun registry operated by the Canadian Firearms Centre has cost taxpayers an estimated $2 billion to set up and operate. Current estimates put the tab at about $4 million a year for the program, which requires owners to register long-barrelled firearms such as rifles and shotguns. mhowell@vancourier.com

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When residents of Kitsilano told Const. John Braithwaite about a drug dealer operating in their neighbourhood, he paid the man a visit. “We just knock on the door and say, look, we know what you’re up to, the neighbourhood doesn’t like it, it’s not good. They’ve got young kids here and I’m going to be keeping an eye on you,” Braithwaite said. According to Braithwaite, the man fled his rental home within three hours. It’s that kind of community-based intelligence Braithwaite hopes to build as he cultivates the Kitsilano Fairview community policing centre, the city’s newest, which officially opened in June 2009. It aims to cover the area that stretches east to Ontario and partly to Fraser Street, west to the University of B.C. and from False Creek to King Edward Avenue. “My goal will be to see a police officer in every community on the ground, accounted to that area,” Braithwaite said. “That’s down to resources and that type of thing. But if you had an officer in every community, it would be amazing… The public, generally, apart from 911 and emergency calls, would rather deal with someone they know and trust and have the benefit of having a community policing centre.” Before he joined the Vancouver Police Department nearly six years ago, Braithwaite served as sergeant and acting inspector overseeing a team of 11 community policing officers in the U.K. “Community policing is my love,” he said. “You change things at grassroots level. This is grassroots policing. You’re on the street, you talk to people, you’re meeting all kinds of people.” He policed two large low-income housing properties. “I’ve seen some bad areas, some very bad areas, violent areas, high-crime areas just change, not overnight, but over a few months,” he said. The Kitsilano Fairview Community Policing Centre, located in a basement suite

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at 1687 West Broadway, operates with Braithwaite and more than 50 volunteers. Braithwaite visits residents about noise complaints and conflicts between neighbours. He’s taught businesses how to deal with angry shoplifters who’ve been caught red-handed and advised restaurateurs on fraud and counterfeit money. He also connects with the South Granville Business Improvement Association’s private security “ambassadors.” Policing centre volunteers, who wear identifying jackets, conduct foot patrols and report suspicious activity, abandoned cars, graffiti and litter. In areas that have been recent targets of property crime, they leave pamphlets on car windows reminding owners not to leave their valuables in plain view. They answer queries at the centre and refer people to social services. Braithwaite believes a visible police presence deters crime, but he laments that the power of preventative policing is difficult to prove with statistics. He wants 80 volunteers so the policing centre can be open longer hours. The centre is now open Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Braithwaite plans to organize a bike patrol and a Speed Watch with the help of ICBC. He’d like to institute the Child Find program where parents keep a booklet with a photo of their child, fingerprints and a sample of their DNA, in the event their child goes missing. Vancouver has 10 community policing centres, most of which are non-profit organizations operated by autonomous boards of directors. crossi@vancourier.com

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Body exhibit spotlights cadavers and brains Sandra Thomas

icone rubber, epoxy or polyester resin, which harden when cured with gas, light or heat. Before the plastic hardens, the “plastinates” are fixed into lifelike poses, demonstrating how bodies respond to everyday movement and activities. Body Worlds is not to be confused with a similar exhibit called Bodies, which has recently been banned in several cities around the world for its use of bodies suspected to be those of Chinese political prisoners. Von Hagens developed the German-based Institute for Plastination, which maintains a roster of more than 11,000 body donors. Pamela Saunders, the Vancouver-based communications manager for Gunther von Hagens’ Body Worlds, told the Courier the body donation program is for individuals who want to educate the public by donating their bodies. In his book Body Worlds: The Anatomical Exhibition of Real Human Bodies, von Hagens says people donate their bodies to the

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One of the first display cases in the gallery hosting the Body Worlds and the Brain exhibit at Telus World of Science includes the impossibly tiny skull of an infant. The skull exhibit can be found just past a human brain encased in glass and mounted on a revolving pedestal, much like a priceless sculpture. The exhibit, dubbed “Our Three Pound Gem,” includes more than 200 authentic human specimens, including whole bodies, organs and translucent body slices. Vancouverites will appreciate “Yoga Lady,” who’s holding an extremely difficult-looking pose, and the “Skateboarder,” who’s perched upside down on one hand with his board on his feet. The skateboarder’s skull has been lifted to reveal his brain. The exhibit is part anatomy lesson and part health warning due to many displays of healthy

The Body Worlds and the Brain exhibit takes place at the Telus photo Dan Toulgoet World of Science. organs next to damaged or diseased examples. Plump pink lungs displayed next to the slightly shrivelled, blackened ones of a smoker send a strong message. This exhibit also highlights recent neuroscience findings on brain development, function and

disease. Body Worlds creator German anatomist Gunther von Hagens developed a method to preserve bodies called plastination, which includes vacuuming out the body’s fluids and replacing them with reactive plastics, such as sil-

institute because of “emotional rejection of decomposition and cremation,” a desire to save on burial expenses or an enthusiasm for plastination. Science World curator Sandy Eix told the Courier that before Body Worlds was invited to Vancouver, a panel of local religious leaders, anatomy professors and community members discussed the ethics of the exhibit. Prior to the first 2006 Body Worlds exhibit at Science World, staff also referred to a 2004 ethical review by the California Science Centre in Los Angeles. That review became the benchmark many museums and science centres in North America used before allowing the exhibit. On that note, von Hagens is considering collaboration with singer Lady Gaga, who wants to create a stage backdrop including transparent two-dimensional body slices she can dance around. sthomas@vancourier.com Twitter@sthomas10

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Steely-eyed Mayor Gregor Robertson visited the Betsubmitted photo hune memorial in China. Canada,” Bayley said in a release issued from the mayor’s office Tuesday. The building will be called the Net Zero Canadian Research and Development Centre. So… one major deal. Louie, the mayor, the mayor’s chief of staff and an assistant were expected to rack up a tab of $45,000, Robertson told me before he left Sept. 4. An additional $75,000 was to be spent by the Vancouver Economic Development Commission, which receives about 80 per cent of its fund-

ing from the city. So was it worth it? Inability to immediately land major deals on a trip shouldn’t come as a surprise, said David Helliwell, the chief executive officer of Pulse Energy, before he joined Robertson on the trip. “You just don’t step into the Chinese market in a week,” said Helliwell. “It’s something that takes a long time to develop the relationships. We’re a small company—we just passed 50 people—and even companies with thousands of people can just get

eaten alive over there.” But Helliwell’s company did make an announcement at the Shanghai World Expo. Pulse Energy and San Jose-based Cisco signed an agreement with the City of Vancouver—Robertson being the signatory—to accelerate the development of the mayor’s goal to become the greenest city in the world. No word yet on the cost of this for taxpayers. And I’m still scratching my head over why a Vancouver company, a California company and the mayor of Vancouver have to go to Shanghai to make an announcement. Before the mayor left for China, I spoke to him about his connection to Dr. Norman Bethune, the famous Canadian who performed emergency battlefield operations in the Second SinoJapanese War in China. Robertson, his brother and late father share Bethune as their middle names. Bethune was a distant relative. According to the mayor’s office, every interview Robertson did in China had him explaining his connection to China’s national hero. Robertson visited the Bethune memorial in Shijiazhuang, China. I wonder how it compared to Louie and him playing soccer with the mayor of Guangzhou, which is Vancouver’s sister city. The business connection to soccer? Not sure, but did you know China makes 90 per cent of the world’s vuvuzelas? mhowell@vancourier.com

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Two-time contest winner ‘blown way’ by cash prize Cheryl Rossi Staff writer

His innate sense of rhythm is likely a key part of what makes his writing shine, says Brian Hilton. “I am also the best dancer in the Fairview Pub on Thursday nights,” he said. “I have to have rhythm in my sentence structure so I’m constantly flipping the nouns and the verbs back and forth… Once I know all the nuts and bolts are in place, I then just play around with the sentences until I get a nice flow.” Last year and in 2006, Hilton won first place in the Courier’s annual fiction contest, and in 2004, he placed second. He won last year with “Lost Lagoon.” When he finished school

in Prince George, the now 66-year-old skipped college and followed his heart to beat on the drums. Hilton played in the band Skylark, alongside then keyboardist David Foster, scoring a hit with “Wildflower” in 1973. Then disco struck, live gigs dried up and Hilton turned 30. “In those days we thought when you turned 30 you seize up physically and younger people don’t trust you anymore so I thought I gotta get out of the biz,” he said. Hilton stopped drinking and smoking pot and entered customer service with Delta Airlines for 25 years. But after three marriages, five kids and a lack of creative outlet, Hilton yearned for a career in the arts. He figured he should become

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Brian Hilton’s “Lost Lagoon” took first place in last year’s photo Dan Toulgoet Vancouver Courier Fiction Contest. “I couldn’t believe you guys were giving away a thousand bucks for a short story,” he said. “I was just blown away that anybody would have a fiction contest because, apparently, of all of the readers today, only

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Police chief re-ups for three more years at VPD Mike Howell Staff writer

Police Chief Jim Chu will be on the job until 2015. Chu told the Courier Wednesday that his fiveyear contract set to expire in 2012 has been extended until August 2015. “I’m happy,” Chu said. “Every year I’ve been chief, crime has fallen. I do believe the public feels safer and those are the bottom line issues for me. Safety is the number one issue.” The Vancouver Police Board unanimously approved the extension Aug. 20, according to the board’s vice-chairperson Glenn Wong, who was a member

of the committee that hired Chu in 2007. “First and foremost, the board has been very pleased with the chief’s performance and his leadership of the department,” Wong said. “We have great confidence in him, his executive and we just wanted to see more of it.” Wong acknowledged the drop in crime but also credited six years of a balanced budget at the Vancouver Police Department and the chief’s ability to work with diverse groups in the city as keys to his success. “I can recall many Sunday evenings at home where the chief will call and say, ‘Have you got a minute?’

VPD Chief Jim Chu On things that are clearly within his jurisdiction, he will want other points of views and thoughts on how it would impact various community members or stakeholders.” The board conducts an annual performance review of the chief but it is

not available to the public. Chu’s extension hinged on his presentation of a vision for the department over the next five years. “The board really liked what we saw and hopefully the citizens of Vancouver will see the results of where the chief wants to take this department,” Wong said. And where does he want to take the department? “Well, a lot of it we can’t talk about for obvious reasons. But it was scrutinized thoroughly by the board.” The B.C. Civil Liberties Association has been the biggest critic of the Vancouver Police Department since Chu became chief. David Eby, the associa-

tion’s executive director, said the chief has a tendency to speak out on serious cases involving his officers before an investigation has concluded. Eby and the association were also critical of the huge increase in ticketing of Downtown Eastside residents for infractions such as jaywalking and riding without a helmet. The police beating of Yao Wei Wu in the so-called mistaken identity case in January also occurred under Chu’s watch. But overall, Eby said, the chief has done “a really positive job of reforming the culture of policing” in the city.

“The Olympics stand as a real positive example of where things could have gone very differently under different leadership, especially with respect to the Downtown Eastside and the homeless population,” he said. “When I compare his time with us to [former chief] Jamie Graham, it’s really night and day in terms of accountability. And it’s a welcome change and I hope that he continues on this trend.” The chief earned $303,000 in 2009, according to VPD documents. Chu, 50, replaced Graham, who is now chief of Victoria Police. mhowell@vancourier.com

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Advocate says new bar sign of rapid gentrification Megan Stewart Staff writer

One of the newest restaurants to open in the Downtown Eastside is also the latest to become a flashpoint for tension between neighbourhood revitalization and resident displacement. Located on West Cordova Street on the same block as Woodward’s, The Charles Bar opened Sept. 3 and draws a daytime and after-work crowd from Gastown retailers and the downtown business district. “We’ve kind of become the neighbourhood pub for people who are moving to the district. Not so much the people who were already here,” said

manager Jack Bernard. Boutique retail shops, gastropubs, interior design stores, tech firms and art galleries mark a change in the foot traffic in Gastown. The difference is largely one of class and income disparity and for one advocate, the acceleration of these changes is causing apprehension. “The Downtown Eastside’s gentrification is getting out of hand,” wrote Sean Condon, the executive director of Vancouver’s street paper Megaphone Magazine, this week. “The new bar in Woodward’s is now open and it’s a trendy joint, catering to those with high incomes—this is not what the people who lived outside the empty department

Sean Condon store for three months fought for.” Condon told the Courier he fears many of the new businesses opening their doors are indifferent to their impact on longtime residents. “It was supposed to be a revitalized neighbourhood for sure, but a revitalized neighbourhood that included everyone and right

now the revitalization is leaving people behind and in fact pushing people out,” he said. “It’s good to have diverse stores and business in the neighbourhood, but what I think is discouraging is we’re not seeing new business open up that are meant to serve the people that are already here, especially the low-income people that lived here before.” Seven years ago, the area had 13,000 residential units, including 2,100 market or rental condos. The city’s 2005 housing plan for the Downtown Eastside sought to create a “mixedincome community.” As of Jan. 1, the same neighbourhood had 14,500 residential units, including

3,500 market units, 3,800 single-room occupancy and 6,300 non-market or subsidized units. The plan warned: “If market housing develops too rapidly, the result could be a loss of housing security and likely the displacement of the existing low-income community. On the other hand, the development of only social housing in the area could hinder revitalization efforts.” Leanore Sali, the executive director with the Gastown Business Improvement Association, said the city’s oldest intersection has always held inherent appeal as a tourism and shopping district. “Neighbourhoods do change. Anywhere in

Vancouver, we’re always reinventing ourselves,” she said, noting that businesses offer employment and work with organizations such as the Salvation Army and United Way. “Gastown will always be home to a good majority of low-income housing. There is no other place in this city that has the same numbers we do in terms of density.” Condon agreed. But he argued businesses opening in Gastown don’t reflect the reality of the people who live there. “Everyone wants to see this be an inclusive neighbourhood for everyone, but some sort of balance seems to be lacking.” mstewart@vancourier.com

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For now, there’s no outdoor pool included in concept plans for Mount Pleasant Park, but that doesn’t mean it will never happen. The latest concept design for the park allows for the possible future development of an outdoor pool, should the funds for one ever become available to the park board. The park board is hosting an open house next week and inviting residents to view the latest design for the park and make comments. A series of panels including information and photographs will be on display for residents to view. Those same panels will also be available to view online Sept. 22 at vancouver.ca/parks. This is the second open house event regarding the new park. The open house takes place Sept. 22 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Simon Fraser school gymnasium, 100 West 15th Ave.

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Salsa performances, drumming workshops and tai chi are all part of the annual Harvest Festival and street party in Mount Pleasant, Sept. 25. Organized by and held at the Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House, the fundraiser and open house includes performances by Rumba Calzada, Kuluumgot Dancers and Grist to the Mill. It will also include games and activities for the young and old with a cakewalk, delicious food and dance lessons. Pro-

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Joel Salatin, an American farmer, author, and proponent of sustainable agriculture, will share stories and insights based on his upcoming book, The Sheer Ecstasy of Being a Lunatic Farmer, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. at UBC. Salatin was profiled in Michael Pollan’s New York Times bestseller The Omnivore’s Dilemma, and featured in the documentaries Food Inc. and Fresh. Salatin and his family own and operate Polyface Farm in Virginia. He will be signing copies of his book after the lecture. Tickets are $45 and include a pre-release copy of The Sheer Ecstasy of Being a Lunatic Farmer. Seating is limited. Please call 604-688-6755 for tickets. The talk is in Room 166, H.R. MacMillan building, 2357 Main Mall at UBC. Questions can be directed to ubcfarm.admin@gmail. com.

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I continue to be surprised about senior staff departures from the Vancouver School Board. The latest to announce a pending exit is secretary-treasurer Brenda Ng. Her last official day is Jan. 31, but she’s leaving at the end of November to use up holiday time. She’s the sixth in the upper levels of management to decide to leave the district—three are retirements (as-

sociate superintendents Gary Little and Sonia Hutson, and Ng), while three have moved on, or are moving on, to other jobs (associate superintendents Lynn Green and Laurie Anderson, as well as Mark Dale, assistant secretary treasurerfacilities). The timing is particularly curious considering the financial problems the district is facing. Last year’s comptroller general report suggested there were problems between some VSB management staff and the elected board, although it didn’t name names. The report stated: “There is a perceived lack of trust, confidence and respect between the board and its management team; and the

perception of a lack of impartiality on the part of the trustees impacts the ability of the organization to function in an effective manner.” NPA trustee Ken Denike blames Vision and COPE trustees, who hold seven of the nine trustee seats, for the management losses. “I am in shock due to the departures,” Denike said in an email to the Courier. “A finely tuned organization is unravelling. Some retirements were expected but in the education sector, in any year, a number of administrators who come from teaching ranks reach the threshold for pension and do not retire. However, it appears most of those in Vancouver who can retire are leaving and

this is unprecedented.” Noting the comptroller general’s report, Denike continued: “An unperceptive, arrogant group of Vision/COPE board members glossed over the critical decision-making step of consulting and discussing policy with staff before announcing it to the public. Rather than recognize there was a morale issue they have glossed over it and proceeded to alienate highly mobile key business management personnel.” Vision Vancouver board chair Patti Bacchus maintains the board knew staff retirements were coming. “I can see how it might look, but shortly after we were sworn into office, [former superintendent] Chris

Kelly warned us that he and most of the senior managers were very close to being eligible to retire and here we are,” she told the Courier. Bacchus said the district’s new superintendent, Steve Cardwell, has had time to settle in and develop a plan for a “streamlined and flattened management structure.” “This has made us all very aware of the need for succession planning, so we don’t have such a large group hitting retirement at the same time,” she added. Denike’s and Bacchus’ differing takes on the situation are not surprising, but they will, no doubt, raise questions, such as who’s next to go? noconnor@vancourier.com


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Hamber football team makes school history

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At Eric Hamber high school, no football team has scored a touchdown or kicked a field goal for the Griffins in half a century. Until this season, there’s never been a team. The school field hasn’t even had goal posts. This Friday afternoon, when his team takes to the field for the first time in school history, coach Bobby Gibson knows he’ll never forget the moment. Nor will at least half the players who are playing sport—not just football, but competitive sport—for the first time. Only three team members have experience with a playbook and gridiron football. Others come from soccer, track and basketball. “We’ve been three weeks with pads on,” said Gibson. “I couldn’t tell you if we’re big or small, fast or slow. I just know these kids work real hard.” Now that the school of about 1,600 students has a junior varsity team and a coach who wants to bring a new tradition to Hamber, the public school is the only one in Vancouver with a football program. Gibson scored two dozen helmets and a team’s worth of pants and pinnies from John Oliver secondary. He tips his hat to the school’s principal for stepping in and saving the Hamber program the money it needed to go ahead. Shoulder pads and other equipment came at a discount from ProStock and other supporters in the community. Fees run between $200 and $300 for players and some are on a payment plan to ensure they can afford to participate. But the desire to play among students was immediate. “They paid to play on a team that didn’t exist yet,” said Gibson. Gibson, who grew up in Saskatoon and played the linebacker position with the University of Saskatchewan, was astounded his would be the only public school team in the city. “I really don’t think I’d be where I am if I weren’t part of organized sport, particularly football,” he said.

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He teaches P.E. at Hamber and coaches other varsity sport. “I always said to kids, ‘It’s too bad you have a football coach coaching you basketball,’” he said. He’s leading the new squad with community coaches and a former NFLer. “We’re building a foundation,” said Tony Zackery, who played three seasons with three teams in the NFL and says he lives vicariously through the young teens he’s showing how to line up and stay patient before the snap. The team is also open to girls. Stephanie Rasmussen, 15, says she’ll fit in at tight end because she’s fast and likes the physical contact that comes with the strategic offensive position. Her teammates have seen her at her best and worst, she says, and their bonds reach deep. The playbook is “fairly simple” and the coaches are teaching football fundamentals: running patterns, zone defiance, the difference between positions and how to tackle safely. “Our goal this year is that we’re building a tradition,” said Gibson. “Somebody did this for me. I wanted them to have this, too.” Wins and losses won’t determine the merit of the program, say both Gibson and Zackery. “If these kids come back in 15 or 20 years and keep this going like it’s starting now,” said the head coach, “that’ll be how I gauge success.” Hamber joins the B.C. High School Football Association and begins the season at home Friday, Sept. 17 against Robert Bateman from Abbotsford. mstewart@vancourier.com

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Feelings important, too Continued from page 22 These patterns help us make the right diagnosis most of the time, but they can also fool us into unfounded certainty, prompting us to narrow our differential diagnosis too quickly and miss out on crucial information. If a patient’s history or the physical findings don’t fall into typical patterns, doctors can get frustrated but through the magic of dissociation, they may not acknowledge this. Sometimes doctors respond by thinking the patient is mistaken, confused or misleading them. I’ve taught my medical students to avoid premature “funneling”—not narrowing their differential diagnosis prematurely. If the diagnosis doesn’t fit the patient’s presentation, don’t make it fit; keep searching and questioning. In medical school, we learned to present our patients’ stories at rounds as anonymous cases, and many students and doctors

IF WE ARE NOT CAREFUL, WE DEPERSONALIZE THE PEOPLE WE TREAT AND THEY REALIZE IT. fall into the trap of referring to people as gallbladders, diabetics or vasculopaths. If we are not careful, we depersonalize the people we treat and they realize it. We start treating problems, diseases and cases, and neglect the feelings of our patients and ourselves. Next column: Solutions for Coping with the Culture of Medicine. Dr. Davidicus Wong is a family physician at PrimeCare Medical. His Healthwise column appears regularly in this paper and his internet radio show can be heard on pwrnradio.com.

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LINCOLN, England—It is difficult to imagine a place whose main attractions are more conveniently laid out than those of slightly sleepy Lincoln. The town, founded by the Romans as a resort for retired legionaries nearly 2,000 years ago, later became a major ecclesiastical, military and commercial centre. Its magnificent, airy cathedral and squat, hulking castle face each other across a square of ancient housing which would itself be worth coming to see in its own right. But Lincoln has much else to offer that’s neither so grand nor full of portent as cathedral and castle, and all within a few minutes’ walk. One of the best of these more domestic and approachable pleasures is a visit to the sturdy black cone of Ellis Mill. Unexpectedly tucked away amidst terraced housing behind the castle, the windmill once stood with eight others in open countryside along the edge of an escarpment in order to catch the best of the moving air. Built in 1798 and recently refurbished with parts scavenged from other, partly dismantled windmills across the county, it’s once again fully functional. When there’s enough wind the creaking sails mounted on its onionshaped white cap turn eagerly into it and rotate ponderously, but majestically. “We don’t really want the sails to spin any faster than around about 12 revolutions a minute,” says Ellis Mill volunteer miller Barry Brook, “because everything is geared to that speed. Twelve revs a minute is 120 at the stone, and it’s an abrasive process, so the flours get warm. If you go too fast they get hot and spoilt.” Climbing the conical interior hand-over-hand up ladderlike stairs, Brook points out the different loading chutes for the grain on the top floor, which feed it by gravity to a choice of two sets of 43-centimetre-thick millstones on the middle floor. Continued on next page


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Continued from page 26 He explains the skill needed to adjust the distance between the grinding stones and to calculate the right angle of the shutters within the whirring sails, controlling the wind’s effect on them and thus the overall speed of the process. Grooves on the inner surfaces of the millstones act as scissor blades, cutting and grinding the grain to a powder, which filters out of the grooves on the lower, stationary millstone. “Grain in, dust out. It’s an instant process,” says Brook with some satisfaction, standing amidst the rumble and creak of the ancient machinery, whose wooden and metal cogs exude mixed odours of metallic oil and earthy wheat. The windmills were victims of the same 19th-century industrialization that eventually built Britain’s metropolises, funnelled trade elsewhere and turned Lincoln into a backwater. Giant, steam-driven mills with sequences of steel rollers produced a purewhite flour that the windmills, even by introducing a harder, more finely grooved millstone from France and a sieving process to remove the bran, could not match. But bags of Ellis Mill’s tiny production of far more nutritious whole-wheat flour

THE WINDMILLS WERE VICTIMS OF THE SAME 19TH-CENTURY INDUSTRIALIZATION THAT EVENTUALLY BUILT BRITAIN’S METROPOLISES, FUNNELLED TRADE ELSEWHERE AND TURNED LINCOLN INTO A BACKWATER. are now back on sale to visitors, weather permitting, and it’s hard to think of a more satisfying souvenir.

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A MIGHTY FALL GOING GREEN by Niki Blasina

Eco Fashion Week (EFW) is a three day celebration held biannually, showcasing national and international fashion talent with an emphasis on those making strides to support and embrace eco and green philosophies. The event, which takes place around Vancouver Sept. 28 through 30, seeks to promote environmentally conscious trends in fashion and to applaud and support designers, manufacturers, and retailers who are shaping these trends. Founder, Myriam Laroche says, “Eco Fashion Week wants to position Vancouver as the international capital of eco fashion, as Paris is to haute couture.” An important aspect of enabling the eco fashion movement to succeed and take steps forward is EFW’s initiatives to explain the global and personal benefits of adopting these practices, and demonstrate ways that individuals can make meaningful changes in their wardrobes and lifestyles to positively impact the environment. A series of educational seminars will be set up throughout Eco Fashion Week including; “Is there a place for fur in eco fashion?” “Lifecycle of a garment” and “Eco as a movement, not a trend.” Through supporting local and global green initiatives and its progressive approach to the eco fashion industry, Vancouver and EFW will work hand in hand to assure its place as the destination city for sustainable business. For more information on EFW, visit www.ecofashionweek.com. Niki Blasina is a local fashionista and member of The Vanguard PR in Vancouver.

LEFT: VANCOUVER’S FASHION FORWARD GATHERED FOR THE VANCOUVER FASHION WEEK FALL/WINTER 2010 SPOTLIGHT LAST SPRING. FEATURED DESIGNER RETARDED VELVET ROLLED OUT SOME SUBLIME LOOKS FOR FALL, INCLUDING THIS CHIC ZIPPERED NUMBER. DON’T BE SHY — FIND OUT MORE ON THE WEBSITE: WWW.RETARDEDVELVET.COM.

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Summer’s gone by, and we’re rapidly approaching fall. Time to put away the denim shorts and capri pants, and welcome a wash of long-legged numbers that tuck into boots, sail over platform heels, or skim over flats. The denim blues are on, and it’s a great opportunity to rock the look this season. Finding the right style and fit is paramount, and you’ll want several pairs to complete your wardrobe. Most Vancouver gals own at least five or more pairs of jeans. But when it comes to adding that pefect pair to your collection, where to begin? On West Fourth at Yew in Kitsilano, you’ll find The Urban Rack, a funky retail store carrying assorted popular lines, and some less well-knowns. General Manager and Assistant Buyer Jennifer Cunningham scours North America for the latest and greatest in denims, and loves to talk (and write) about her finds. “Buying jeans should be fun, not hard work,” says Cunningham. “At Urban Rack, we carry brands that have been ‘customer approved.’ In other words, we listen to our clients’ feedback, and we even feature it on our website, so shoppers can see what real women are going for.” As well as the in-demand lines like Inwear, Mexx and Michael Kors, Cunningham recommends Anoname and Miss Me as two premiere brands that deliver on both style and fit. “We consider ourselves a ‘denim destination’,” says Cunningham. “We get that you are not all built the same way. Some of us need hip room, bum room, thigh room, a longer length, a bigger waistband, a higher rise, and probably don’t want the plumber image showing out the back of our jeans every time we bend over.” Since 2001, The Urban Rack has been a jeans mecca on the West Side. Popular brands are AG Jeans, worn by celebs like Cameron Diaz. Its “Tomboy” style defines the boyfriend jean to a tee, and comes in myri-

ad length options like 32, 34 and 36, to accommodate the leggiest of divas. Fidelity is a higher-end brand rocked by actresses like Demi Moore, Courtney Cox and Halle Berry. These sexy chicks are in their 40’s, but you wouldn’t know it when they put on Fidelity’s bootcut’s or skinny’s. It’s all in the fit and the design accoutrements. “Our Lois jeans are ‘made in Canada,’ which is important to a lot of buyers,” says Cunningham. “They come in several styles, including the “Gigi” tummy tamer.” And at only $70 to $90 per pair, you can take your flat abs to ‘da club,’ and still have cash left over for cover charge! Urban Rack features a comprehensive online denim sizing chart, to help you get started on your way to jeans heaven. And ’til Sept. 30, with all pairs of jeans purchased at The Urban Rack, the store will offer complimentary hemming. Simply mention you read about it in the Vancouver Courier, or on the www.vancourier.com online issue, and you’re in business. Go to www.theurbanrack.com for more info on denims, and have fun singing the blues this fall!


STYLE MAKES THE MAN The Vancouver Courier’s ‘Man About Town’ Fred Lee forecasts fashion trends for men this fall. Well, guys, I hate to say it, but… multi-pocketed shirts or pants are done. Jeans that look like they are falling off revealing your underwear and derriere are out, and anything bejewelled or overly graphic is quickly finding its way to the bargain bins.

are cutting off circulation, possibly preventing you from having kids in the future, consider a pair of straight-leg denims instead.

It’s all about refinement this season; clean, tidy and paired down. The slimmer silhouette continues to dominate, and fluorescent colours brighten fall. Here’s what is making the scene for 2010.

Tailored suit

Americana

A lot of American-inspired looks this fall: plaid button-down shirts, white t-shirt, Levi’s or corduroy pants, Converse shoes, canvas messenger bags. You get the picture. For those cooler nights, a knit cardigan, tailored blazer, or denim jacket complete the quintessential fall look. It’s about simplicity, nothing too complicated and over-accessorized.

Military

Timeless, the classic well-tailored blue (or blue pin stripe) DESIGNERS CIVIL SOCIETY suit never goes out of style, and can be worn over many seasons. Whether you lean more towards Mad Men or all-out Dandy, mix it up with interesting shirts, ties, pocket squares, socks and shoes. While the two-button is tried and true, this season marks the return of the double-breasted jacket. The silhouette is slimmed down to prevent the jacket looking like a Miami Vice 80s throwback.

Velvet

We want you! We want you as a new recruit! Those not totally embracing the clean, all-American-look, can go military on us. A combatant aesthetic, designers enlist as this season’s biggest trend: Battle Gear. From aviator jackets, trench coats, military shirts, utility pants, hunting vests, combat boots and utility belts, these items will see a lot of duty this fall.

I have a crush on velvet. And it makes a bold statement this fall. Be on trend and don velvet for your next black-tie affair. Perfect for the romantic feel of fall, velvet is the ‘it’ fabric. Spread liberally in the form of a bow tie, or lapel of a jacket or topcoat, or more boldly in a velvet jacket or sports coat, the luxury material exudes style and confidence.

Denim

Fluorescents

A perennial mainstay any season, the skinny on jeans is the skinny jean remains hot. Men who usually wear these jeans tend to be more on the thinner or toned side. Not recommended for all, if you have a larger lower body, thicker thighs and your skinny jeans

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A nod to the 80s but not as wild and crazy, I’m seeing an injection (not onslaught) of bright neon colours incorporated into just about everything. From shirts, tees, tunics, runners and accessories, add some retro-glow and pop of colour to the season’s usual palette of dark hues.

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GET BACK TO THE BASICS

Minimalism ruled the fall 2010 runway, where smooth and super-straight locks a la Kate Moss were paired with dewy bare faces and an effortlessly cool smokey eye. Get the look at home by simplifying your makeup regimem using the basic beauty essentials already in your faithful makeup kit.

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Bare Face Beauty

Embrace the “no-makeup” makeup trend by giving your skin a healthylooking glow with a homemade tinted moisturizer. Dip one end of a cotton swab into a face cream designed for dry skin, place on the back of your hand. Dip the other end of the cotton swab into your liquid foundation and mix into the cream. Apply on the face for a sheer and lightweight version of your regular foundation with added moisturization.

Sleek Strands

This season, bring out the natural beauty of your hair by keeping your locks healthy and static-free. Dip one end of a cotton swab into Pond’s Skin Cream and place on the palm of your hand. Rub both hands together until almost all the product is absorbed. Then gently run your fingers through your hair. The cream on your hands will help to tame the fly-aways and static in seconds.

The Smokey Eye

Always on-trend, the smokey eye gets an update this season with refined shades of brown. Start with a chocolate

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brown eyeliner pencil (or make your own eyeliner by mixing a brown eyeshadow with a bit of petroleum jelly). Rim the top and bottom of your lash line. Continue applying the eyeliner by creating a thick line to the top eyelid (don’t worry about making the line look perfect). With a cotton swab, smudge the liner on the top eyelid and the bottom lash line, until it’s well blended. Finish the look, by curling your lashes with an eyelash curler and applying several coats of volumizing black mascara. Article courtesy www.newscanada.com

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1. China’s high-flying Wuqiao Acrobats swing into town for three nights at the Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts Sept. 17 to 19. Watch in amazement as they perform lion dances, acrobatics, tumbling, silk dancing and an assortment of contortions that will make you feel even more of an uptight slob in need of rigorous core muscle workouts. For tickets, call 604280-4444 or go to ticketmaster.ca.

2. Half-French, half-Finnish indie pop duo The Do casts its European charms on the Biltmore Cabaret Sept. 17 along with guests Wintermitts. Tickets at Red Cat, Scratch, Zulu and Highlife or online at www.ticketweb.ca. 3. Catch the third annual Vancouver Singapore Film Festival at Vancity Theatre Sept. 17 and 18. Films include the animated Gophers in Space, a “fantastical representation of a man’s warped journey into madness” called George and Cowboys in Paradise (pictured) about the thousands of female sex tourists who travel to Bali each year in search of romance and bronzed beach ambassadors known as Kuta Cowboys. Who knew? More info at vsff.org.

4. Known for their Sick and Twisted Animation Festival, Spike and Mike clean up their act to bring audiences their new PG-rated New Generation Animation show Sept. 17-23 at the Rio Theatre. Bring the kids! For more info, go to riotheatre.ca.

kudos & kvetches We’re sorry, again

In honour of Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement, K&K continues its annual apology session for everything we’ve done wrong. • The other day, like most days, we walked towards a group of energetic and attractive people who were holding clipboards and asking passersby for donations to their cause. Some days it’s the Red Cross, others days it’s Greenpeace or Vancouver Rape Relief. This time, however, it was for Orphaned Kitten Rescue. At least we think it was, judging by the picture of a cute meowing cat on the back of the clipboard. But, like most times, we made sure our iPod headphones were in our ears, our eyes were averted towards the ground and we walked closely behind other pedestrians, using them as human shields to avoid any awkward conversation where we’d think up an excuse for not donating money, or say, “No thank-you,” like we were declining dessert. To make matters worse, we also had to quell our usual feelings of annoyance whenever we’re accosted by charity muggers (or chuggers, as the kids say) trying to solicit money from us on the sidewalk, when

in fact all they’re doing is raising much needed funds for a worthy cause while all we’re doing is rushing home to eat chips and salsa and peruse websites that ridicule ill-informed fashion choices of celebrities. Sorry, chuggers we avoid on the street and secretly feel annoyed with. Sorry, cute orphaned kitten we didn’t help save or cuddle. Sorry, January Jones, for thinking your outfit at the Emmy Awards wasn’t all that. • Sometimes when we shop at Whole Foods and hate ourselves for it, we subvert our feelings of lameness and predictability by writing the incorrect number on our bulk food purchase to save money. For instance, we’ll get the most expensive “organic rice” and write down the number for a similar looking but less expensive rice. Same goes for chocolate almonds, which we shouldn’t be eating anyway. And even though deep down we know this is wrong, and it’s not a tremendous amount of savings, we justify our petty crime by telling ourselves Whole Foods is too expensive and we’re just balancing the playing field, when really we’re just being cheap and dishonest. Sorry, Whole Foods, for not paying full price

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on certain bulk food items. Sorry, flabby belly, for continuing to subject you to sweet and delicious chocolate covered almonds. • Our dad, who has never been a great “communicator” or particularly apt at navigating the complexities of modern technology, to his credit, has taken to regularly forwarding us email jokes he receives from his fishing buddies. The jokes aren’t particularly funny, or at least not to our comic sensibilities, so now whenever we see an email from our father with a FW in the subject line or attachment, we immediately hit delete without ever reading it. Sometimes we’ll do this three or four time a day. Not only that, we’ve never reciprocated. We could forward jokes to our dad once in a while or reply to his emails, saying things like, “Boy, that was funny, thanks for that,” or “You know, I’ve always thought a fishing pole looked like a penis, too.” But we don’t. We just send it to the trash and forget it even existed. Sorry, Dad, for not acknowledging your efforts to connect with us via forwarded email jokes from your fishing buddies.


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Bistro de Paris retains its classic charm The Hired Belly

Haydn ♦ Turina ♦ Schumann Sarah Davis Buechner, piano Victor Costanzi, violin Joan Blackman, violin Yariv Aloni, viola Eugene Osadchy, cello

October 8 at 8pm West Point Grey United Church 4595 West 8th Avenue (at Tolmie) Tickets $28/$23/$12

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The Town 4:00, 7:00, 9:35 + Sat & Sun 1:15

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Jack Goes Boating Sun, Sept 19; 10:00am

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The Way I See It Thurs, Sept 23; 8:00

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Eat Pray Love 1:10, 4:00, 6:50, 9:35 (no 6:50 show Sept 23)

Flipped 1:20, 3:20, 7:25 The American 1:30, 4:45, 7:20, 9:30 Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work 5:20, 9:20 Inception 1:00, 4:10, 7:10, 10:00 I Am Love (Io Sono L'Amore) In Italian w/subtitles

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Despicable Me 4:00, 7:00

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with Tim Pawsey

When the Hired Belly arrived in Vancouver—about 20 kilos ago—the dining options were decidedly limited, compared to today. The first meal, I recall, was a plate of goulash at the Tokay, a Hungarian haunt on Davie Street (complete with “gypsy” violinist) now occupied by Takis Taverna. There were other stalwarts, too, that remain, such as late night haunt La Bodega and the decidedly French Café de Paris, whose claim to fame at the time, beyond state of the art frites, included a bona-fide bidet, which was somewhat confusing to the squatters of the time. Since the departure of former owners Richard Toussaint and Martine Levèbvre for Bouchons in Kelowna, Cafe de Paris has been less than stellar. Recently, an unfortunate series of events led to its sale and purchase by new owners Bruno Huber and Mario Khan, the man behind Ciao Bella. With tricolours Italian and French emblazoned on opposite ends of the block, we were skeptical that the renamed Bistro de Paris (751 Denman St., ph. 604-687-1418) might be too much a reflection of the more touristic Italian room down the road. But when an impromptu group of us descended one recent evening, we were pleasantly surprised. The Bistro, with its ample brass fittings and lace curtains nicely cleaned up, was humming with happy customers. In fact, we were lucky to score the last table, which just happened to be next to the illustrious ladies’ washroom. No worries. It’s probably cleaner today than it’s ever been. Service is brisk, friendly and informed, which suits the no-nonsense fare that comes courtesy of chef Michael Riley. For him, the Bistro is home, as he cooked there before the previous administration took over. This is down-to-earth, classic bistro cuisine, which reflects a satisfying shout-out to the institution’s roots. Nothing fancy—just, for the most part, wellprepared and affordably priced plates, plus a smartly chosen and equally affordable wine list.

Server Michel Villeneuve shows off the kind of down-to-earth, classic photo Tim Pawsey French cuisine that reflects Bistro de Paris’s roots. We didn’t opt for the $30 three-course “Wild Salmon Special” proclaimed on a sandwich board outside. Instead we worked our way through at least a dozen plump and juicy, perfectly cooked Salt Spring “moules Provençale” in tomato shallot white wine broth ($9), a well-herbed “poulet de Paris” ($19), properly cooked steak frites with an assertive peppercorn sauce ($24), Coquille St. Jacques gratinée ($24) and adequately presented mesclun, and goat cheese and beet salads ($8). Reassuring was the length to which our server went to accommodate one diner’s severe aversion to onions and garlic—no small feat in a French restaurant. The burning question, of course, is, “What about the much vaunted fries?”

Well, they’ve more than survived the transition, and show up free of charge (assuming you order entrées) golden crisp and double fried. Although if you crave aoili, there is a small charge. The only real misfire of the evening was a peculiar excuse of watery risotto, which should never have left the kitchen, beside the otherwise well-executed coquilles. The reborn Bistro de Paris delivers authentic, unadulterated French flavours, authenticity and value. (Serious wallet watchers should head there Wednesday evenings, when all entrées are half price.) It’s an ideal restaurant for the times and an enduring institution. info@hiredbelly.com

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Lusty witches, Catholic guilt, samurai attack Fringe The Vancouver International Fringe Festival runs until Sept. 19. For info and show times, go to vancouverfringe.com.

Limbo

Waterfront Theatre Sept. 17 and 18

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How often does a solo writer/performer solve one of the major philosophical questions—free will or no free will—in the first two minutes of a show? Andrew Bailey does it. This is laughout-loud, intelligent, manic, sweet, quirky and, yes, profound, theatre and I loved every minute of it. Bailey’s character, having once, at the age of 13, wanted to grope the breasts of some girl, has come to the conclusion that he is a rapist and therefore must kill himself. But, good Catholic boy that he is, he knows suicide is a sin, “unless you do it like Jesus.” Later he believes he is not only a rapist but is, making a Kafka-esque leap, also guilty of murder, incest and pedophilia. And he suffers. But here’s the profound part: emotional suffering not only makes people—like Bailey—write solo shows, but it

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material maniacally delivered with the best dramatization of the West African equivalent of Delhi Belly or Montezuma’s Revenge you’ll ever want to see—and never, ever, want to experience. —JL

Lust of the Swamp Witch

Dirt

he says again and again, calling himself “a dirty, lying foreigner.” What is true is that, in the present U.S. political climate, Sad’s story is probably an honest reflection of the Middle Eastern immigrant experience south and possibly north of the 49th. —JL

Sept. 17-19

Sept. 17 and 18

7(x1) Samurai

Pacific Theatre

Carousel Theatre

If you want to know what young people are thinking about, writing about or, God help us, actually doing, Lust of the Swamp Witch is your window on their world. Written and directed by sisters Anais West and Veronique West, this show is a wildly, madly, crazily over the top story about mid-thirties Vera (Chilko Tivy) who lives in a trailer in the swamp, and her teenaged half-brother Jack (Nathaniel Hanula-James) who stumbles into her lair. While the West sisters don’t suggest most teenagers are dabbling in satanic rituals, one thing comes through loud and clear: young adults don’t want to turn into their grey, law-abiding, conforming parents. A bottle of booze later, Vera and Jack

Andrew Bailey contemplates free will in Limbo. are up for anything. Opening night audience loved this loud and goofy spoof. Me? I celebrate the young playwrights’ chutzpah. —JL

Wanderlust

Waterfront Theatre Sept. 17 and 19

Long, lanky, writer/performer Martin Dockery doesn’t have a spare ounce of flesh on him and no wonder: chances are he burns off a couple of kilos during every show with his windmilling arms and

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leads to compassion. “Pain, when shared, is a blessing, a holy thing,” his tortured but enlightened character says. How Bailey leads us to that conclusion is, itself, a holy thing. It’s called theatre. —Jo Ledingham

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waving hands. Sure, he sits on a stool now and again but, hey, even then he’s a man in motion. We’ve all endured listening to other people’s travel misadventures, but Dockery turns it into entertainment as he takes us to West Africa where he spent five months. What sent him jetting off? Fear of commitment, maybe. What brought him back? A realization that commitment doesn’t necessarily mean forever. It can be for just this very minute. It takes a chimpanzee to tell him that. This is intelligent

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Amidst all the goofiness that typifies the Fringe, there’s always some dark stuff and it doesn’t get any darker than Dirt. “My name is Sad,” says actor Christopher Domig at the top of the show. But then he tells us he lies; “Lying is part of our ancestry,” he claims. Maybe his name is really Saddam and maybe Saddam means “the proud one.” But maybe not. I wallowed in Dirt, not knowing much of the time what was true and what was not. Whatever the character’s name is, he’s an illegal Iraqi immigrant in the U.S. who has internalized all the hostility of those around him who are pale-skinned, fair-haired, small-pored—in short, white Americans. “I have no right” to be in this beautiful country,

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This is a fantastic show and performer David Gaines is bloody marvelous. If you’re old, you’ll remember Kurosawa’s epic Seven Samurai; if you’re not old and you want to see the acclaimed Japanese filmmaker’s movie compressed into one brilliant, hilarious, swashbuckling hour, get a ticket now. The story is all still there: the frightened peasants, the bullying brigands (who come riding into town “boppety-boppetybop”), and the seven brave samurai who stride into the village with their swords at the ready to rid the village of the meanies. Continued on page 38

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Bungled sex talk, personality analysis, German punks Continued from page 37 Gaines mimes it all with the help of two masks—the brigand chief and the master samurai—and some great sound effects including, rarely but helpfully, some gravelly English. Heads roll, guts spill and good conquers evil. Gaines is a graduate of L’Ecole Jacques Lecoq in Paris. It shows. —JL

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If you like your theatre hip and cool, hot and sexy and very, very metatheatrical, What You Want might be exactly what you want. Writer Andrew Templeton (This Mortal Flesh, Biographies of the Dead and Dying) not only writes himself into his play, at one point all four characters claim to be Andrew Templeton with a shared memory of

a moth flapping around in a Greyhound bus. Later they drop the Andrew Templeton act and become Laura (Gillian Bennett) and Dave (Russell Bennett) who meet via Craigslist and Rob (Sean Tyson) and Starling (Rachel Aberle), a UBC philosophy prof and a student/hooker who are having it off. I could do with less bungled anal sex and tits and ass conversations and more of the “where did Vancouver go” and “what has that done to us.” Are these four urban characters screwed up, for example, because the city they live in has lost its soul? But the performances are terrific and it’s a witty, with-it script. —JL

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Die Roten Punkte hits all the right notes. doesn’t say that in Lucky 9, but in his usual fast-paced, energetic, intelligent and autobiographical style, TJ shows signs of a change in direction. Recently he’s been absorbed in Don Riso and Russ Hudson’s books about the Enneagram—a nine-type

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Stories at Telling Tales need to be told without the aid of notes, in under eight minutes and have to be true. At Telling Tale events a retired engineering CEO spoke of donning luxurious, traditional black-andgold robes and dining on sheep brains in Kazakhstan, a local comedian disclosed a story of sharing an unexpected dance among the needles and condoms on Commercial Drive, a draft dodger from the Vietnam War explained how he sued the U.S. Secretary of Defense, and a “housewife” has entertained with the tale of her foray into flamenco dancing. Most of the audience members hail from the West Side, and Cook says the shared stories give residents a newfound appreciation for and something to talk about when they bump into their storytelling neighbours. It’s a sentiment shared by Joel Wirkkunen and Deb Williams, who launched The Flame monthly true story event last November. “We’re so inundated, especially in living in this age of fast-forward and technology, just getting back to the basics and what’s more simple, no rules, just someone sitting there telling you a story,” Wirkkunen said. “That’s why we call it The Flame, kind of just gathering around a fire, real simple.” With Wirkkunen and Williams’ background in the arts, The Flame has attracted writers and performers, but Wirkkunen said they’re encouraging first-time storytellers by offering the services of a story consultant to help newbies shape their anecdotes.

Soren Burch and Sean Cook launch the fall edition of Telling Tales at the New Bohemian restaurant Sept. 20. photo Dan Toulgoet Elsewhere, writers Karen Pinchin, Lizzy Karp and Elianna Lev brainstormed The Rain City Chronicles last October and held the first chronicles last December. The timing doesn’t surprise Wirkkunen. “There’s a real

groundswell, all over North America, we found,” he said. He calls the American storytelling series The Moth “ground zero.” Poet and novelist George Dawes Green, who missed spinning spellbinding tales on his friend’s porch

in Georgia when he moved to New York, founded The Moth, a nonprofit storytelling organization, in New York in 1997. The first iteration of The Moth was held in his living room and quickly grew to larger venues, today conducting eight ongoing programs and a podcast that have brought more than 3,000 live stories to over 100,000 audience members. Pinchin says she was interested in creating the seasonal Rain City Chronicles for similar reasons. “Some of the best moments at the Rain City Chronicles have been at the intermissions, when audience members who have never met before, two totally different people, start sharing stories of their own,” she said. “We just wanted to provide a comfortable, cozy venue where people feel comfortable relating to each other. That’s the kind of community I think most people want to live in.” The Sunday Story Jam at the New Bohemian runs 3 to 5 p.m. at 3162 West Broadway. Telling Tales runs from 8 to 10 p.m. The $5 admission is waived for the Sept. 20 show, which features Australian storyteller, comedian and Fringe Festival performer Jon Bennett. The next Rain City Chronicles is part of the Olio festival, Sept. 24 at the ANZA Club, 3 West Eighth Ave., at 8 p.m. It will feature writer, performer and event organizer Sara Bynoe, comedian Emmett Hall and author and CBC Radio host Grant Lawrence, among others. The Flame runs the first Wednesday of every month with the next show Oct. 6 at the Cottage Bistro, 4470 Main St., at 7 p.m. crossi@vancourier.com

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Flynn Canada Ltd. is hiring F/T ROOFERS & FOREMAN

Must have 3+ years experience with single or multi-ply roofing. $18 - $33 per hour based on experience, benefits available. Email: htavasoli@flynn.ca or Fax to: 604-531-4399

hotels/restaurants

retail sales

general

accounting careers

trades/technical farm workers

health care To advertise in Employment call 604-630-3300

Trades/Technical

THE KDL GROUP is seeking an experienced LOG TRUCK DRIVER for work in the Fort St. James area. Full time winter work is currently available. Successful applicants will be offered competitive wages and an attractive benefit package. Please forward your resume with references via fax to: (250) 996-8742.

Elections Canada is seeking a

Returning Officer

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Returning officers are responsible for administering the electoral process in a federal electoral district. The work is varied, challenging and rewarding. You need to have management experience and strong skills in the areas of project management, finance and human resources. You must also possess computer skills.

To qualify for the position of returning officer, you must: • be a Canadian citizen • be at least 18 years of age • reside in the electoral district for which you are applying Returning officers are appointed for a 10-year period and are responsible for ensuring the integrity of the electoral process. They must remain non-partisan throughout their period in office. Remuneration is governed by regulation. Current fees for an election period are approximately $21,500. The hourly rate for special assignments between elections (approximately 200 hours per year) is $45.32 per hour. These rates are subject to annual review. Visit Elections Canada’s Web site at www.elections.ca. Click on ”Returning Officer” to download the application form, the job description and other relevant documents. For more information or for a copy of these documents, you may also call 1-800-463-6868. Applications must be received by midnight on Tuesday, September 21, 2010. Cette offre d’emploi est également disponible en français à www.elections.ca. Elections Canada is an independent body set up by Parliament to conduct federal elections, by-elections and referendums.


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MEDICAL OFFFICE TRAINEES NEEDED!

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

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Cheryl Carruthers’ Piano Studio B. Mus. U . Toronto, 3 yrs Vienna, BCRMT. 21 yrs exp. Accepting students, all levels. 604-732-3602 www.ccpianist.ca IN HOME OR STUDIO LESSONS Piano, Theory & other instruments. Allegro Music School 604-327-7765

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Voice Lessons Just For You Every lesson developed to suit each student’s potential. Discover your authentic voice through breathing exercises & posture alignment. Develop the skill to sing well without accomp. 1 hr lesson, 15 yrs. exp. Renee 1-250-721-4445

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ENGLISH/HISTORY TUTOR for high school/uni students. Quals: BA McGill, Eng. Lit. Honours; BEd Ottawa U. Grammar, essay writing, MLA, APA, Shakespeare, etc. Flex. hrs. Will travel. Contact Ms. Boyer 778-996-6153.

LEARNING IS fun when free of negative reinforcement. Training & exp. Call Tyler 604-874-3325

FOR THE BEST Elementary & Highschool Tutor Call 604-322-3909

PIANO LESSONS www.ccpianist.ca

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

PIANO LESSONS- ALL LEVELS Bernard Duerksen, M.Mus. 30 yrs exp. West side. 604-605-0962.

QUALIFIED TUTORS in your home $32/hr. All subjects. All levels. www.pdplustutors.com or call Angela at 604-421-6101

PIANO, Theory lessons. New students of all ages & levels are welcome. Linda Jentsch B. MUS.

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Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet, and Recorder. Lessons By exp’d reg. music teacher 604-876-6861 www.rosscurran.com

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

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Sat. Sept 18th, 8am-1pm, (in the land behind) 4738 Elm Steet 1 block West of Larch, between 33rd & 31st. Lots of kids stuff. Patio furn. blow out.

175 tables of Bargains on Deluxe 20th Century Junque!

Sunday • SEP 19 • 10am-3pm

Croatian Cultural Centre 3250 Commercial Drive, Van. Info: 604 980-3159 • Adm: $4.00

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BIG YARD & BAKE SALE NDP-VKE Fundraiser Sat Sept 18, 10am- 3pm Backyard of 957 E 28th Ave, Vancouver. Household items, toys, kitchen stuff, gadgets, furniture, motorbikes, kayaks, stilts, costumes, guitars, clothing, books & fresh baked goods.

Sun. Sept 19th, 10am-3pm 580 West 18th Ave. (in back lane) records, old cards, antiques, collectibles, household misc.

MOVING SALE! Sept. 18th Sat. & Sept 19th Sun 9am - 2pm 4119 Staulo Cres Rain or shine! Pool table, safe, furn, books, tapes, clothes, shoes, collectibles, household, baby items etc. J

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Garage Sale

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

Sat Sept 18th 9am-11:30am

K- FAIRHAVEN PLANT SALE 2720 E. 48th Ave (at Vivian St)

Sat Sept 18th 10am - 2:00pm

ESTATE SALE

Saturday, Sept 18th 9:00am-12noon 2474 East 3rd Ave Lots of household miscellaneous!

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

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

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MARKETPLACE 2010

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

604-306-5134 Warranty & Delivery Removal Available

For Sale Miscellaneous

YOU OWN the most powerful computer ever-your mind. Find out how you can use it to reach your full potential. DIANETICS: The Evolution of a Science by L. Ron Hubbard Discover your mind and how it works. Price: $16.80 Church of Scientology of BC 401 W Hastings Vancouver BC V6B 1L5 vancouver@scientology.net

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Birds

YELLOW/GREEN CANARIES, $35/each or white, zebra finches, $15/each. Call 604-939-5666

Appliances

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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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Dogs

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GOLDEN DOODLES, Avail Sep 24th, $1250. 778-737-0146. www.foxycharliepuppies.com

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

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Music/Dance Instruction

Maureen Clare CHOCOLATE LAB pups, PB both mother /father come from a bird dog lineage father ckc reg 1st shots vet checked,dewormed. 5 left. $600 604-768-7130

Tim Stephens' Astral Reflections Aries March 21 - April 19: Work, drudgery and intensified health concerns end mid-week. (You’ll still feel a bit down, overburdened, Monday to Wednesday.) You face a month of fresh opportunities, new horizons and exciting meetings – and challenges, opposition, possible refusals. To succeed, be diplomatic, flexible, seek to join, accent other’s desires, seek permission. (You hate to do that last thing; but others hold the power now.) The extremes occur Monday to Wednesday, when great opportunities and great obstacles arise. Join/bond; if you fight, then refusal comes Thursday, and a challenge, a test, Saturday. Taurus April 20-May 20: September’s pleasure, romance, risk and creativity yield mid-week to a month of practical interests: jobs, health, machinery, schedules, etc. Think ahead Sunday, to career prospects, potential meetings with higher-ups. Fill out an application or “design” a future meeting. Pleasure still calls Monday afternoon to Wednesday eve – it’s social, flirty, entertaining. Your hopes and happiness are high! (And you’ll meet some unusual people.) Buckle down to chores, duties Thursday onward.You’ll see how giant the task is! Be quiet, contemplative. You’ll have enough energy, as Saturday night proves. Gemini May 21-June 20: September featured seclusion, domesticity, tiredness and re-examination of your basic direction in life. But midweek starts a month of romance (a co-worker?) pleasure, creative urges, risk and reward – you’ll ride a winning streak! You began to doubt your plans, hopes in recent weeks: soon you’ll see that some hopes were justified! Tackle career demands Monday to Wednesday: obstacles and opportunities mingle, might result in a career rebirth. Employment’s lucky to January. Thursday casts love in a sober light, yet raises your hopes: Friday, too. Deep sexual, financial changes brew.

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NEXT AUCTION October, Date T.B.A.

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Cancer June 21-July 22: The fluff exits, the serious arrives. Sunday/Monday you meet mysteries and financial considerations– and possible intimacy, sex, commitment to a lifestyle with someone compatible. Monday eve to Wednesday brings dilemmas about love, ethics and the law. Tuesday features confrontation, intriguing meetings, attraction or dispute; Wednesday brings bonding, rebirth. Yes, it could be love –or arch-enmity! You enter a month of children, home, security, food and soul Wednesday night. Thursday to Saturday can brew competing interests, cause deep undercurrents in these same zones (kids, home, etc.). Leo July 23-Aug. 22: Domestic friction grows to late October. Remember the benefits of a light touch! Also to late October, a legal, international, higher education, religious, publishing or similar involvement can end. (It might have already begun to cease last week.) This is neither good nor bad, just a natural end, so you can begin anew somewhere/somehow else. The month ahead is NOT a good time to begin a legal (or love) affair, to wed, nor to move into a new home. Careful with sex, money Tuesday, with paperwork, travel, and communications Thursday onward. Sexy attraction (and investment luck) Wednesday! Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Monetary and sensual urges grow through late October – you’ll feel restless about these, want to travel, talk, exchange paperwork or emails. This is more curiosity than consequence – you don’t have to commit yourself irrevocably to person or a project, purchase or investment. (Though you might. If you haven’t by December, you won’t.) Life is changing rapidly, but these are late-stage changes, so are weak or without a big future. The ones to build on will appear (or re-appear) in 2011. It’s wise to wait! Separations and meetings, Tuesday. Knitting together, “birth,” Wednesday.

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Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: A month of weariness, burdens, seclusion (and delays) ends Wednesday night. The weeks ahead bring increased energy, charisma and effectiveness. You’ll have a winner’s timing! (First timing hint: start new and/or important projects Sept. 26 p.m. onward, not immediately.) This week tests your mettle. Tuesday brings work/ health dilemmas; Wednesday brings the “birth of the new” in these. Others oppose you (almost on principle – warped principle?) Thursday to Saturday – be sober, steady, diplomatic, firm. Money “swells” to late October: steer it to you, not from you. Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Wednesday begins a month of quietude, contemplation, planning, government contacts, charitable actions and associations. Your energy levels decline. Take “power naps.” Despite an atmosphere of rest and recuperation, your reserves will be tapped, perhaps strained, by larger work demands, and heightened romantic/sexual charisma. The “love magnetism” lasts into January 2011 – a major affair lures singles! (Perhaps a burdensome one if it starts before November.) Your duties change this week. Embrace a creative/romantic “rebirth” Tuesday/ Wednesday. A lucky meeting surprises you! Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Pressures will ease soon. Wednesday starts a month of entertainment, social delights, flirtation and light romance, optimism and plans for your future. Over the past six weeks, you’ve been intrigued by a sense that wishes were or would come true – now the “reality” comes – and it’s a good one! However, your life plans, goals and wishes are changing deeply, mostly due to money factors. This is clear Thursday to Saturday. (If it isn’t clear, examine clues.) Earlier, Monday to Wednesday accent security, family: differing views are an opportunity to grow new common ground.

Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Two big things start now. One is quite usual, a month of ambition, pressure, career and prestige involvements. All these are undergoing a sea change now to 2024, as Thursday to Saturday will show. The other big thing is quite unusual in its duration: an upsurge in social joys, a mild but sweet upswing in popularity and optimism into January 2011. It could trigger sweet romance! You can use this social upswing to aid your career (schmooze with VIPs, etc.). Now through October a wish can come true about re-establishing home or property. Contact people Wednesday. Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Midweek, you move from mystery to a month of enlightenment, from research to broadcasting what you’ve learned. (Broadcasting = writing the term paper, giving advice, discussions, media appearances, etc.) Now through October, higher-ups, parents and VIPs will be temperamental, impatient (mostly due to work pressures) – step lightly, be diplomatic, smile – a promotion looms! The weeks ahead feature love, understanding, far travel, legal matters, higher education, publishing, a philosophical outlook. All these are changing “at base,” as late week shows. Start a money project Wednesday. Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: Open dealings become more private, hidden. Overt attraction moves toward intimacy. Negotiations move toward funding. Whatever was an opportunity in the last few weeks now demands commitment and serious action. Life in general takes a deep turn, into mystery, revelation, subconscious urges, sexual desires, investments and debt, change and consequence. Avoid legal involvements, lawsuits now to Oct. 28. Legal matters will also reward you, a bit in October but strongly November/December. Your charisma, energy surge Monday-Wednesday – re-tackle an ambitious administrative project. timstephens@shaw.ca • Reading: 416-686-5014


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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Re: Ilmari Johannes Isotalo, otherwise known as Ilmari Johannes Isotola, Deceased, formerly of 2851 East 23rd Avenue, Vancouver, B.C., who died on April 5, 2010 at Vancouver B.C. Creditors and others having claims against the estate are required to send full particulars of such claims to the undersigned Executor at #2700 - 700 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V7Y 1B8, on or before, October 25, 2010, after which the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received. Royal Trust Corporation of Canada, Executor. Alexander Holburn Beaudin & Lang LLP, Solicitors.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS

Re: GEORGE STANLEY BOULTER, Deceased, also known as Stan Boulter, Retired Business Executive, formerly of #303-3790 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia Creditors and others having claims against the estate of GEORGE STANLEY BOULTER, deceased, also known as Stan Boulter, are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to Shelley Bentley, solicitor for the Executors, Carol Pauline Anderson and MD Private Trust Company, at #410-1333 West Broadway, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 4C1 on or before October 10th, 2010 after which date the Executors will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executors then have notice.

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS THE ESTATE OF SOLOMON ROSENBAUM, DECEASED All persons having claims against the above estate are required to send full particulars of such claims to the undersigned Administrator, at 505 Fairway Drive, Indianapolis, IN, 46260, USA on or before the 29th day of October, 2010, after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to claims that have then been received. Gadi Boukai, Administrator CLARK WILSON LLP Solicitors

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Any Price, Any Condition Any Location. No Fees! No Risk ! (604) 435-5555 OR (604) 786-4663

★ WE BUY HOUSES ★ Foreclosure Help! Debt Relief! No Equity! Don’t Delay! Call us First! 604-657-9422

Estela Hughes Mobile Mortgage Specialist Spanish & Italian speaking Dominion Lending Centres Mountain View Ltd.

Don’t settle with only one lender

604-612-0407

ehughes@dominionlending.ca ★ 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

Computerized Embroidery & promo product business for sale. Established 14 years. www. home-embroidery-business.com

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-08

Coquitlam

COQ/BBY, CORA Tower. Brand new, 1000+sf, 2 BR, 2bth, appls, Gym, Media, 2 sec prkg. Near SFU/skytrn. Dave 604-787-1413

6008-30

Surrey

Sry, 6960-120 St, Harleen Gardn New 900sf, 1 BR garden patio ste, ALL appls, f/p, sec’d parking, +. $200k incls HST! 604-690-4979

6020

* 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

6020-06

Chilliwack

OLDER MODERNIZED home 3 br, 3 bath, 2 car garage on large lot at Cultus Lake, 1/2 blk to beach. Suitable for B&B or home daycare. Will consider lease to purchase. 604-819-1555

6030

Lots & Acreage

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6505-11

North Van Apt. Rentals

2 BED 2 full bath. New kitchen & appliances. Insuite laundry. 2 parking stalls. 4 blks. to sea bus in N. Van. pets ok $1600 Oct. 1 778-340-0657

6508

Apt/Condos

GEORGIAN TOWERS 1450 WEST GEORGIA ST.

1 & 2 bedrooms starting from $1150

Heart of Downtown, easy transit access. Large gym, laundry on every floor, dishwashers in all suites, in/outdoor parking.

RENTALS 604-669-4185 rentals@capreit.net www.caprent.com

2 BR 3150 Prince Edward Ave, 840 sf, 2 balconies, prkg, 3 appls, 1 yr lease, $1400 + hydro. Oct 1 or later, ns np 604-224-3580 2 BR, corner ste, W.Georgia @ Bute Coal Harbour, new reno, w/d $1800. Avail now 604-922-4344

RESIDENTIAL BUILDING LOT, New Westminster. $75,000 in services paid! 33’ x 130’. No HST! $324,888. Call 604-726-0677.

6035

Mobile Homes

BACH SUITE must be 55 yrs. or older, incl heat, 3 flrs with elevator, new reno, great deal, ns bus route, Rupert & 5, 604-255-7707 BEAUTIFUL APTS. 1 & 2 BR avail. Rates from $825. Call 604-327-9419.

Langara Gardens

#86 - 7850 King George Blvd, Sry. 2 BR. 55+ years old. 1 pet ok! $37,900. Lorraine Cauley, Royal Lepage North Star, 604-889-4874

MOVING?

Houses - Sale Real Estate

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

6510

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 604-761-8529 or 604-617-7383

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

2 BR bsmnt suite, near bus & Super Store. Avail Now. no pets, Between Fraser & Main St. incl utils, 604-324-7475

2 BR + full bsmt, 33rd & Vic., new paint, rugs, fridge/stove, np, 1 yr lease, $1725. 604-431-9544

2 BR bsmt ste brand new, 1 bath, approx 800 sqft, own ldry, clean, bright, ns, np, nr transit, school. $1200incl. Oct. 1. 604-512-2336

3 BDRM, 2 bath, upper ste. 1200 sqft, new paint, ldry, bright, ns, np, nr transit, school. $1500 + utils. Oct. 1st. 604-512-2336

2 BR bsmt suite, Kerrisdale, avail now, $1075, share wd, no smoking, no pets, on bus route, 604-943-1614

STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN No Qualification - Low Down CHILLIWACK - 9557 Williams, 3 bdrm, 1 bath, cozy HOUSE on 49x171’ lot, excellent investment property in heart of town..... $888/M VANCOUVER - 558 Taylor St, 1 bdrm + den, 2 level TOWNHOME, nr GM Place & Costco…$1,288/M CLOVERDALE - 6965-192nd St, 6 bdrms, 5 baths, NEW HOUSE, 3 suites equal BIG income, new appliances, gas f/p. ......$2,688/M

2 BR main flr, new reno, 800sf, nr Fraser & 47th, quiet area, $1250 + utils, laundry, n/s, n/p, Oct 1, 604-727-1372 or 778-887-0393 3 BR bsmt suite, 29th & Elgin, large, own entry $900 + 50% utils, ns np, avail Oct 1. 604-876-2761 or 604-649-4645 after 4pm

www.HomeBuyingCenter.ca

3 BR garden ste grd lvl, np,ns, w/d, 2 bath, incl hydro heat $2000 Granville & 64th. Avail Immed. 604-708-0200

6545

3 BR top flr. 1.5 bath, large family room, prkg, Boundary & Kingsway, share wd & hydro, ns, np, immed. $1800 604-432-7166

Call (604)435-5555 or (604)786-4663

Housesitting

HONEST, RELIABLE, mature adult would like to house sit. Long term pref. Gerard 604-719-4674

6595

Shared Accommodation

6595-15

South Burnaby

1 BR in 3 BR hse, nr Highgate Mall, Metrotown & skytrain, n/s, n/p, $550, Immed, 604-767-0503

6595-75

Vancouver West Side

MATURE FEMALE seeks same to share 2 br Penthouse Marpole, large priv. deck, smoker ok, now or Oct 1. $700. 604-266-4809

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

1 BEDROOM & small den garden suite level. Ranger & Mt Royal. Active family lives on main level. Includes Wifi, heat/hydro, N/S $875. Oct 1st 604-929-9880

60TH & KNIGHT, 2 Br, n/s, n/p, Ref’s a must, suits quiet people, 1200 sf, avail Oct 1, $850 incl utils. 604-649-3525 BACH bsmt ste, Shaughnessy, single, mature, quiet person, N/S, cat ok, $650 incl utils. Shared coin w/d, Avail Oct 1. 604-738-8753

6605

Townhouses Rent

COMMERCIAL DR area, 2bdrm townhome, 3 story walk up, $1200 + utils, Oct 1, no pets, Call Rob 604-783-3171

6615

Wanted To Rent

DEVOTED YOGA teacher looking for quiet lodging for dedicated writing and meditation. immed. Price neg. N/S. 604-781-7589

6620

Warehouse/ Commercial

AUTO DETAILING SHOP at Kingsway/Gilley, fully fncd, 604-767-0503, canadianauto@shaw.ca

Moving out?

Co-ops

WIT’S END HOUSING CO-OP 1592 S.W. Marine Dr, Vanc. Now accepting applications for APTS; 2 BR - $916 & 4 BR $1165. By all amens. Sorry no dogs allowed. To apply please email: witsendcoop@shawbiz.ca

uSELLaHOME.com

$99 can sell your home 574-5243 Agassiz spotless 924sf 2br mobile 55+ park $69,900. 604-823-4710 id5221 Chilliwack Promontory 4500sf 5br 5ba home, 2 bsmt suites, $599,500 824-9700 id5206 Coquitlam 10,000sf lot w/1000sf 3br 2ba home, outbuilding $440K 778-859-0717 id4272 Harrison Hot Springs immaculate 1800sf 3br + 2ba rancher $389k 604-796-3531 id5222 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 Sry Open House Sat 12-4, Sun 12-3, #104 6363-121st Boundary Pk updated 1064sf 2br 2ba condo, hot tub $277,900 597-8724 id5191 Sry E Newton 1 acre lot with 2600sf 6br 2.5ba bungalow $479,900 778-549-2056 id5198 Sry Fleetwood huge 4542sf 8br 6ba on 6965sf lot with 2 suites $799K 507-0099 id5219

6540

Call 604-630-3300 to place your ad Agents

MARPOLE’S BEST BUY $349,900

place your ad online @ http://classified.van.net

Apartments & Condos

www.HomeBuyingCenter.ca

6002 SWEET TOUCH Swedish & deep tissue massage, great technique, by pretty Asian girls. ★ Facial $35 waxing $5 ★ 1200 Burrard St @ Davie 604.602.6665

6505

Expired Listing, No Equity, High Pymts?

Angel Massage 604-294-8038

6540

Houses - Sale

We Will Take Over Your Payment

6020-01

Sun-Thur 10-Midnight Fri/Sat 10am-1pm

#1 choice open 7 days 10am-10pm hiring 604-266-8300 5763 Balsam Street @ W. 41st, Van., Kerrisdale.

5505

Real Estate Services

6005

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

Mortgages

STOP FORCLOSURES 1st and 2nd Mortgages 604-629-8628 www.Mazuma.ca

6020

6008

www.4pillars.ca

NEED CASH AND OWN A VEHICLE?

REAL ESTATE RENTALS

EW45

2 BEDROOM 2 BATH – 988 SF CONDO

• Very well maintained unit and building • Gas fireplace & in-suite laundry • Freehold strata & secure parking • Across the street from park • Adult building with no rentals

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

Houses - Rent

1088 W49 Av 7 br, 7 bath, 4940sf, new reno, new gas stove & fridge, 1 yr lease, np, ns, $4900, Sep 15, Eric 604-723-7368 (Prop Mngt)

Check the Rental Section

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THE VANCOUVER COURIER FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2010

AUTOMOTIVE HOME SERVICES 9155

9105

Collectibles & Classics

8035

Carpet Cleaning

ROYAL STEAM CLEANING CO. Carpet & Upholstery. Move in & out cleaning. Call 604-765-8054

Auto Miscellaneous

$0 DOWN & WE MAKE YOUR 1st PAYMENT AT AUTO CREDIT FAST Need a vehicle? Good or Bad Credit? Call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599 www.autocreditfast.ca DLN 30309

9110

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

2005 NISSAN Xterra SE 4wd, 1 owner 122 k, no accid, winter tires, $19,950. 604-880-0542

9160

8055

Cleaning

8073

9125

8075

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

★ COMPLETE DRYWALL ★ By certified tradesman. Small jobs pref. 604-762-4024

Butterfly Cleaning Inc. ‘‘Moving out, Home & Office’’ Bonded, Prof & Affordable. 604-781-4374

1997 TOYOTA Camry 109K km, no acc, 4dr, auto, pwr everything, ac, air cared $5500 778-322-3314 1993 NISSAN 240, black, low km 1 owner, 5 spd, sr, power pack, mint cond., $6800, 604-505-4957

1999 OLDS Intrigue a/cared, winterized, well cared for grt family car. $3500. 604-946-6533

1999 TOYOTA Tercel 4-door sedan, automatic, 150,000 km, deep green, reliable, $2,750 neg. Tel. (604) 649-3083

2003 CHEV Malibu, 84K, auto, ac, dark green, 2 owners, $6500 obo, no accidents, 604-929-8834

2005 MALIBU, like new only 38K! 4 dr, auto. All options, golden tan w/cream int. A great deal for only $7,398 OBO. Call 604-924-2088.

9145

Removal FREEScrap/Car

2004 HONDA Civic coupe, std, 54 k, pwr pkg, ac, clean, no accid, 1 owner $10,000. 604-812-4314

2004 HYUNDAI Sonata, immac, loaded, luxury version. only 69K, 6 mos warr. remaining, dark grey w/tinted rear, black leather int, 4 snows, 1 owner, paid $35,000, now $11,000 obo. 604-926-1206 2004 SUBARU WRX 4 dr sedan, std, red, 1 owner, full service, only 57k Kms, only serious enquires. $18,650. 778-340-0212

Call 778-316-3217

THE SCRAPPER

SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL

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

9173

Vans

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 2H

9155

1992 TOYOTA Landcruiser, 4x4, right hand drive, 196K km, seats 7, diesel / biodiesel, new tires & shocks, great shape, North Vancouver. $9,500 nego. 778-838-1637

8060

Concrete

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

Reasonable rates. 35 yrs. exp. For free estimates call Mario A. FOUNDATIONS, Retaining walls, Stairs, Driveways, Sidewalks. Any concrete project. We also do all types of block, & stone work. Free ests. Basile 604-617-5813 Tom 604-690-3316 All Concrete/Asphalt Removal Disposal incls Quality Guaranteed, Free Estimates. Comm/ Res. 604-540-6567 Concrete Specialist. Driveways, sidewalks, exposed aggregate & patios. Santino 604.254.5551 CONCRETE SPECIALIST, patio sidewalk, driveway, exposed aggregate reas rate 604-764-2726 DRIVEWAY / CONCRETE REMOVAL. Free estimates. Disposal King, 604-889-2085 L & L CONCRETE. All types: Stamped, Repairs, Pressure Wash, Seal Larry 778-882-0098

E

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

Computer Services

253-0049

Family Owned & Operated

for Full-Size Complete Vehicles. Free Removal! 2-Hr. Service in Most Areas

SKBM COMPLETE Janitorial Services; Office & Res. Cleaning, 15 yrs exp. $16/hr. 604-657-8023

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

HOUR 2Service From Call

Pays $150 minimum

H.C. Office / House Cleaning Quality & Experience. Bonded & Insured. 604-725-0856

8058

No Wheels No Problem

(604) 209-2026

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

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

Scrap Car Removal

NO WHEELS, NO PROBLEM

ENVIRO MAID INSURED and BONDED. Residential. Available on a regular basis. Excellent refs. Free est. $20 p/hr. 604-685-1344

1999 FORD Windstar 162 k, auto, a/care 2012, 5 dr, 7 seat,grt cond $3600 no accid 778-839-0409

2000 MAZDA MPV. Low kms, clean and reliable. $3500. 604-984-7164. 2008 GRAND Caravan, red, stow & go, 39K, auto, 7 seats, $18,500, 604-922-7367..778-867-7367

View Classifieds On the internet at

http://classified.van.net

8070

Doors

ALL GARAGE DOORS - install new door & opener, spring repair, door removal etc 604-719-1837

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 DRAINAGE, SEWER & WATER Call Tobias 604 782-4322

*Drywall * Taping * Texture * Stucco*Painting * Steel stud framing Quality Home 604-725-8925 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

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

Contact us today for a free estimate.

Max: 604-341-6059 Licensed & Bonded

Lic. 22308

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

• FREE Boxes • FREE Storage

Insured & Bonded

Toll Free 1-877-964-4490

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 ABACUS ELECTRIC.ca Lic Elect

Contr 97222. 40 yrs exp. 1 stop! Reas. rates! BBB. 778-988-9493.

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

Excavating

# 1 BACKHOE, EXCAVATOR & BOBCAT

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

EXCAVATOR DUMP TRUCK

• Demolition • Drainage • Large Rock & Concrete Removal • Oil Tank Removal • Small Jobs • Specialty

Call Ron: 604-377-1345

8090

Fencing/Gates

S&S LANDSCAPING & FENCING

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

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

• Local 778-838-1275

To place your ad in call 604-630-3300

8105

Flooring/ Refinishing

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

8130

Handyperson

TRUSTED HOME IMPROVEMENTS

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

8160

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

8120

Glass Mirrors

DUNBAR LAWN & GARDENS

604-878-5232 Complete Home Maint./Repairs Certified Trained Pros. For that small job. Rates you can afford. Part of RJR group

Commercial/Residential 2837 Kingsway, Vancouver

Tel: 604-603-9655

8125

Gutters

604-202-6118 EXP’D HANDYMAN offering all kinds of high quality affordable services. Call: 604-828-0899 HANDYMAN - framing, decks, tiles, hardwood, roof repair. Total additions & basements. Ken 778-773-6251 or 604-455-0740 Home/Business Improvements Reliable • Clean • Tidy. We love small jobs. Philip: 604-261-1700

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

604-439-9417

• Tile roof restoration • • Roof moss removal & repairs • • Power washing • • Window cleaning by hand • • Gutter cleaning & repairs •

North Shore Based

604-346-8191

accentpowerwashandgutters.com

EDGEMONT GUTTERS

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

604-420-4800 Established 1963

DYNAMIC GUTTERS & Exteriors. Full seamless gutters. Installation repairs & soffits. All jobs guaranteed. Fully insured, bonded, WCB. Will beat any competitors price. 604-439-9417 LOW COST maintenance free gutters, best price in town. 604-600-2554 Professional Powerwash Gutters cleaned & repaired Since 1984, 604-339-0949

Free Estimates

SINCE 1997

RJR Small Projects Division

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

Lawn & Garden

HEDGING GARDENING CLEAN-UPS PRUNING

Artistry of Hardwood Floors

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

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

8087

❑ Long Distance ❑ Overseas

Senior & Student Discounts Up to 20%

J.A. CONSTRUCTION

A.S.B.A ENTERPRISE Comm/ Res, Free Est, $20/hr incls supplies, Insured, 604-723-0162

Van Lines Ltd.

❑ Local ❑ International

Drywall

604-916-7729 JEFF

Domestic

South American

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

ALL WORK GUARANTEED

Sports & Imports

1987 BMW, 325, classic, 5 spd. beige, vinyl, sun roof, exc cond. 100,000mi, $2500, 604-873-3243

MOVERS & STORAGE

Drainage

CITY LINK DRYWALL LTD WCB, liability insured. 20 yrs exp. Call Indy. Free Est. 604-780-5302

1986 ROLLS-ROYCE, 1-owner, only 56,000 km, as new. $30,000. 604-987-3876. D24627

Call ThE Experts

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

604-266-1681

WCB • FULLY INSURED

41 YEARS EXP.

HEDGE SHRUB TREE & STUMP REMOVAL FREE ESTIMATE INSURED

224-3669

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

604-618-9741

Fall Lawn Service Lawn Care

. Core Aeration . Fall Fertilization . Lime Application

Clean-ups over-seed mowing

WCB

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

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

8155

Landscaping

GREATER VANCOUVER PAVING STONE GUYS Beat the Spring Rush! Paving stone & retaining wall specialist 20+yrs exp. Fully insured ICPI installer Call for your free estimate

Kurt 778.233.5262 or Andrew 778.991.6535

Able Boys Landscaping Ltd. bobcat/lawn/cedar fence/paving stones, trim trees. 604-377-3107 COMPLETE YARD Redevelopment. Jackhammer. Hedge Install, Removal and Trim. Returfing and Drainage. Call Tobias 604 7824322

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

TOTAL LAWN CARE • Lawn Maintenance • Chafer Beetle Treatment • Aeration • Fertilization & Weed Control • Hedge Trimming Fully Insured, Free Estimates

604-347-7888 www.totallawn.ca

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

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

Flourish Lawn Care Aeration, Fertilzation, Weeding, Over seed, Clean-ups. 604-255-LAWN

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

HEDGE REMOVAL, stump grinding, excavator, concrete removal, etc Steve 604-724-3670

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

ALL EXT REPAIRS/REPLACE Fencing, stairs, decks, porches, siding. Call 604-325-4674

Landscape/Dirt Removal, Yard Grading. Free estimates Disposal King, 604-889-2085

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

DRAIN AND Plumbing maintenance. Small projects are welcomed..... 604-828-0899

SYKES LANDSCAPES - New lawns, paving stones, ret walls, fencing, outdoor kitchens - 604-454-4954

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

Waters Home Maintenance Gutter Cleaning, repairs, windows Free estimate 604-738-6606

8130

Handyperson


F R I D AY, S E P T E M B E R 1 7 , 2 0 1 0 T H E VAN C O U V E R C O U R I E R

Lawn & Garden

Moving & Storage

8185

8195

Painting/ Wallpaper

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

MASTER MATCH PAINTING Int & Ext. . GOOD PRICES, 18 yrs exp.Thomas 604-724-8648

8175

Masonry

CUSTOM BRICK & ROCK WORK

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

604-323-2083

MASONRY REPAIRS •Stone Walls •Bricks •Chimneys & more. George • 604-365-7672 NORTHLAND MASONRY. Rock, slate, brick, granite, pavers. 20 yrs exp on the N. Shore. No job to small.. Will 604-805-1582

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)

LUCKY METAL WORKS 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

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

TWO BROTHERS MOVING & Delivery. Local & Long Distance; Best Rate! Joseph 604-720-0931 TwoGuysWithATruck.ca Moving, Storage, Free EST 604-628-7136. Visa, OK

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

VANCOUVER LTD. • Fully Insured • References • Green Products

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Lexus brings luxury to impressive off-roader davidchao Let’s get this out of the way: the secondgeneration Lexus GX 460 shares its platform with the Toyota 4Runner—and that’s where the similarities end. Like its predecessor, Lexus’s mid-size SUV is far more than an upscale clone of its Toyota cousin, offering similar off-road performance and significantly more in the way of luxury appointment. It’s smoother, better equipped, and more stylish. In short, it’s everything we like about the 4Runner, plus all of the things we want in a full-fledged luxury vehicle. And that makes the GX 460 a rarity in a segment mostly made up of car-based SUVs prizing ride comfort over approach angles. The Lincoln Navigator will do the job for roughly the same price, but is closer in size to the larger LX 570. A Land

Rover would also be at home on the trails, but can’t touch the Lexus in terms of quality and features. So if you’re serious about taking a luxury SUV into the backwoods, it’s hard to beat the GX 460. Redesigned for 2010, the GX has already had its share of ups and downs. In April, Consumer Reports announced an alarming “Don’t Buy: Safety Risk” designation following test drives of two independently purchased GX 460s. At fault was the Vehicle Stability Control system, and Lexus was quick to solve the issue with a software update. In May, Consumer Reports re-tested the improved GX 460 and came away with no safety concerns. So maybe it was not a big deal afterall. More recently, the GX made positive news in J.D. Power and Associates’ annual Initial Quality Survey, ranking highest in the Midsize Premium Crossover/SUV segment. The GS and LS sedans also captured their respective groups, tying Lexus for the most awards of any brand in 2010, and perhaps reassuring customers about a company that has been racked by recalls over the past year. With more vehicles as good as the GX 460—and renewed focus on potential quality concerns—it won’t take long for Lexus and Toyota to regain their perches at the top of the auto industry. I drove the GX all over Vancouver as well as in Los Angeles and San Diego, where I fell in love with the

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The second generation Lexus GX 460 shares its platform with the Toyota 4Runner, but that’s where the similarities end. “rugged beauty” of the GX. Design—The GX 460 may be completely new, but the styling is definitely an evolution from what came before. It’s simple and dynamic, bearing some similarities to the LX 570, and evoking the “L-Finesse” design language that has influenced Lexus design over the past five years. Like its sibling vehicles, the GX combines the conservative air of the brand with a hint of energy and excitement. As noted, the GX shares its platform with the 4Runner, but where the Toyota is boxy and muscular, the Lexus is smoother and trendier, with sharper lines and less-pronounced curves. Interior styling is equally good, with an upright dashboard that reminds you you’re in a proper truck, and tasteful wood trim and brushed silver accents. Leather surfaces are exceptional, though owners trekking in the outdoors would be advised to choose black or dark grey over the creamcoloured—and easily dirtied—seats. Materials and build quality are easily best in class, giving the SUV a high-quality feel from the moment you open the door. Performance—Power comes from a 4.6L V8 with 301-hp and 329 lb-ft of torque, attached to a six-speed automatic transmission and a full-time four-wheel-drive system with a limited-slip differential. The new engine is more powerful and more efficient than last year’s 4.7L V8, but it would be nice to also see the 4Runner’s smaller 4.0L V6 as an option. Overall performance is a definite improvement over the first-generation model, but you can’t escape the truck-like handling, the high centre of gravity, and the slight bounce you get on roads. That said, the GX feels tight and in control at all times, proving very confident when cornering. Ride quality is excellent, thanks in large part to Lexus’s excellent Kinetic Dynamic Suspension, which offers three settings: Comfort, Normal, and Sport. The GX won’t ever compete with a car-based SUV for comfort, but that’s not why you’re buying it. For serious off-roaders, the best choice is the Ultra Premium model, which benefits from a host of useful features such as Crawl Control, Multi-terrain Select, off-road guidance, and a fuel-tank protector. Hill-start Assist Control and Downhill Assist Control are standard on every GX 460. Environment—Despite having a larger body, the GX hasn’t gained any interior

space. What it does have are power-folding third-row seats, which replace the removable bench seats from the previous model. They still aren’t suitable for adults, but significantly improve the GX’s overall convenience. Seats are comfortable and the mid-size GX offers decent room in the front and second rows. In particular, second-row passengers get lots of leg room. There isn’t much cargo space when the 50/50-split third-row seats are up, but folding them creates a large and rectangular space that will easily fit a lot of luggage under the tonneau cover. The second row splits 40/20/40, folding to create an almost-flat floor. It’s nice to see Lexus sticking with a touchscreen on GPS-equipped GX’s, rather than the joystick controls that are becoming commonplace in many luxury cars. Controls for the air conditioning and off-road settings are easy to find and use, but the numerous buttons and switches on the steering wheel might be a little much for some drivers. Features—In Canada, the GX 460 comes in at $60,700 for the base trim, $68,650 for the Premium, and $77,700 for the Ultra Premium. Standard features include ABS, AWD, vehicle stability control, traction control, hill-start assist, dual-zone air conditioning, power tilt/telescope steering, nine-speaker CD/MP3/WMA stereo with surround sound, Bluetooth, cruise control, smart key with push-button start, driver-seat memory, heated and ventilated front seats, power-folding third-row bench, backup camera, moonroof, rain-sensing wipers, fog lamps, front/side/ side-curtain airbags for all passengers, and knee airbags for the front seats. The optional Premium Package for the base model adds a 17-speaker Mark Levinson audio system, wood trim, three-zone climate control, clearance and back-up sensors, voice-activated GPS navigation, autoleveling Xenon headlamps, and power-retractable side mirrors. All of these features are standard on the Ultra Premium trim, along with a host of other luxury and offroading equipment. Fuel efficiency is rated at 14.1L/100km in the city and 9.8L/100km on the highway. Thumbs up—Thoughtful design; offroad capabilities; plentiful storage; extensive features. Luxury touches everywhere. Thumbs down—A bit soft and cushy, particularly around tight turns. The bottom line—The best bet for a luxury off-roader.


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When residents of Kitsilano told Const. John Braithwaite about a drug dealer operating in their neighbourhood, he paid the man a visit. “We just knock on the door and say, look, we know what you’re up to, the neighbourhood doesn’t like it, it’s not good. They’ve got young kids here and I’m going to be keeping an eye on you,” Braithwaite said. According to Braithwaite, the man fled his rental home within three hours. It’s that kind of community-based intelligence Braithwaite hopes to build as he cultivates the Kitsilano Fairview community policing centre, the city’s newest, which officially opened in June 2009. It aims to cover the area that stretches east to Ontario and partly to Fraser Street, west to the University of B.C. and from False Creek to King Edward Avenue. “My goal will be to see a police officer in every community on the ground, accounted to that area,” Braithwaite said. “That’s down to resources and that type of thing. But if you had an officer in every community, it would be amazing… The public, generally, apart from 911 and emergency calls, would rather deal with someone they know and trust and have the benefit of having a community policing centre.” Before he joined the Vancouver Police Department nearly six years ago, Braithwaite served as sergeant and acting inspector overseeing a team of 11 community policing officers in the U.K. “Community policing is my love,” he said. “You change things at grassroots level. This is grassroots policing. You’re on the street, you talk to people, you’re meeting all kinds of people.” He policed two large low-income housing properties. “I’ve seen some bad areas, some very bad areas, violent areas, high-crime areas just change, not overnight, but over a few months,” he said. The Kitsilano Fairview Community Policing Centre, located in a basement suite

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His innate sense of rhythm is likely a key part of what makes his writing shine, says Brian Hilton. “I am also the best dancer in the Fairview Pub on Thursday nights,” he said. “I have to have rhythm in my sentence structure so I’m constantly flipping the nouns and the verbs back and forth… Once I know all the nuts and bolts are in place, I then just play around with the sentences until I get a nice flow.” Last year and in 2006, Hilton won first place in the Courier’s annual fiction contest, and in 2004, he placed second. He won last year with “Lost Lagoon.” When he finished school

in Prince George, the now 66-year-old skipped college and followed his heart to beat on the drums. Hilton played in the band Skylark, alongside then keyboardist David Foster, scoring a hit with “Wildflower” in 1973. Then disco struck, live gigs dried up and Hilton turned 30. “In those days we thought when you turned 30 you seize up physically and younger people don’t trust you anymore so I thought I gotta get out of the biz,” he said. Hilton stopped drinking and smoking pot and entered customer service with Delta Airlines for 25 years. But after three marriages, five kids and a lack of creative outlet, Hilton yearned for a career in the arts. He figured he should become

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an actor, writer or musician. The lyrics he wrote sucked, he said, and acting was harder than he thought, but with the support of local jazz singer and former English teacher June Katz, whom he once dated, Hilton studied writing and pushed himself by exploring different styles and genres. He was short listed for a CBC Literary Award in 2007. With his 2006 winnings from the Courier, Hilton bought a computer and printer.

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craft beer are enjoying a growing thirst for their product. And not just beer nerds are sampling craft and cask beers at places like the Alibi Room. Most of the events at the first Vancouver Craft Beer Week this spring sold out, as did last year’s Hopscotch whisky, scotch and beer festival in Vancouver. Fifty-five hundred people attended Nando’s Canada Cup of Beer at the University of B.C. over two days in July where, organizers say, half the vendors were microbreweries. And craft beer enthusiasts reportedly snapped up tickets to last weekend’s Great Canadian Beer Festival in Victoria in 10 minutes.

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team flows from a generous pot where one of R&B Brewing Company’s three brewers heats a test batch of coffee beer. Five men dressed in black R&B T-shirts move swiftly about monitoring temperatures and machines as a sound system plays punk, ska and new wave beats. A compressor for the glycol system keeps brews cool in the fermenters. A vacuum pump sucks oxygen out of freshly bottled beer, while a fan whirs in the nondescript building on East Fourth Avenue at Quebec. Andrew Tape, 24, the most senior of three brewers, points out the two giant galvanized steel silos that hold 10 tonnes of barley, piled sacks of various malts and the gigantic vat, or mash tun, that holds the barley, water and malt porridge-like substance. Rick Dellow, the R in R&B, finishes bottling G-Beer for the Gyoza King group, a beer named for ji-biru, the Japanese name for local, handcrafted beer. Job done, Dellow, a youthful but balding 54-year-old with dark eyebrows and a salt and pepper beard, leans on stacked boxes of empty bottles to chat about the difference between craft and mainstream beer, the local brewmasters who’ve developed the scene, and R&B’s path since the Vancouver company started in 1997.

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Rick Dellow helped found the R&B Brewing Company back in 1997. photo Dan Toulgoet In the beginning, Dellow and Barry Benson, the B in R&B, did everything themselves, building on their relationship working with each other selling and installing brewing equipment for an

Abbotsford company. Now R&B employs eight staff and the company doubled its workspace from 3,500 square feet last year. Microbrewing in B.C. has never been easy, but the makers of

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ellow and Benson learned from the mistakes of others when they travelled the world designing and buildings breweries to customers’ specifications. That’s why they started small. “What we learned is that microbrewing means micro profits,” Dellow says. Their startup followed Granville Island Brewing’s launch in 1984 and Storm Brewing, which started on Commercial Drive in 1995. R&B started with two beers distributed only in Vancouver. Now it produces six styles of beer, including its popular Hoppelganger IPA and Raven Cream Ale, a couple of seasonal ales, the special beer for Gyoza King, and a few beers for Steamworks. R&B sells its beers from Victoria to Chilliwack, White Rock to Squamish.

Ninety-five per cent of its profits come from selling draft beer and five per cent from bottled. Dellow grew up near Manchester, U.K., which nurtured his appreciation of microbrewed beer. “My friends and I figured out once that we could drink beer from a different brewery every day for a whole month without travelling more than a few miles,” says the man, who moved to Canada in 1988. Barley, malt, water, hops, yeast and clarifying agents comprise beer. Most beer is filtered, pumped with carbon dioxide, transferred to kegs, stored in a cold room until it rolls out to restaurants, bars and liquor stores. “The way we brew, whatever raw material we use is there because we want the flavours that it brings to the beer. What the big brewers tend to do, is they’ve gone down a road of, dare I say, removing flavour from the beer,” says Dellow. “They add things like rice and maize to give them the sugar that provides the alcohol without adding flavour. If you listen to their ads, they tell you that their beer tastes cold. They say the beer tastes crisp. They don’t say it tastes malty or hoppy or you taste the fruitiness from the yeast, all that kind of thing.” He credits local brewpubs, Yaletown Brewing, Steamworks and the defunct Dix BBQ & Brewery, with turning Vancouver drinkers on to flavourful craft beer. Continued on page 5

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Resurgence of craft beer in United Kingdom inspired local brewers Continued from page 4 Tony Dewald, formerly the brewmaster at Dix, was the first to regularly tap a cask, according to Dellow, and Dix hosted Caskivals, organized with the local Campaign for Real Ale group, CAMRA Vancouver. He says talented brewmasters including Dave Varga of Taylor’s Crossing Restaurant & Brewery in North Vancouver, Tariq Khan of Big Ridge Brewing Company in Surrey, Iain Hill, head brewer for the Mark James Group, and James Walton of Storm brew interesting beers that have hooked drinkers on craft ales. And Dellow has seen increased interest in cask-conditioned ales in the last six months. For serious beer aficionados, traditional cask-conditioned beer is the ultimate choice. It’s naturally carbonated during secondary fermentation instead of being force carbonated like keg beer. Unfiltered fermented beer is put into a cask and priming sugar is added. The yeast feeds on the priming sugar, creating carbon dioxide. Cask-conditioned ales are less carbonated and served warmer than other beers and offer richer flavours and aromas. Keg beer is forced from the bottom of the barrel by CO2. With a

cask, a peg is hammered into the shive at the top side of the cask to let the beer breathe for at least a few hours before serving. A tap is hammered through the bung on the front of the cask. The beer can either flow out with gravity or be sucked out through lines by a hand pump or beer engine. R&B started supplying The Whip with a weekly cask from R&B and other microbreweries three years ago. St. Augustine’s, with 40 taps on Commercial Drive, taps a cask on Mondays. The Railway Club does the same on Tuesdays, the Cascade Room on Wednesdays, the Yaletown Brewery on Thursdays and The Whip on Sundays. Dellow says The Irish Heather was the first to put on a permanent cask—they can be a pain because they need time for the yeast to settle after being moved and the beer can spray out and make a mess when they’re tapped. Nigel Springthorpe at the Alibi Room did the same and other restaurateurs have since followed suit.

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John Mitchell, considered the grandfather of microbrewing in Canada, helped start North Ameriphoto Dan Toulgoet ca’s first modern microbrewery. Born in Singapore, raised in Britain and trained as a chef, Mitchell worked in high-end hotels and ran the pub at the Sylvia Hotel for 15 years and started North America’s first modern microbrewery with brewer and writ-

er John Appleton in 1982. Mitchell and two partners started running the Troller Pub in Horseshoe Bay in 1979. During a six-week beer strike at the end of that year, they sold cider and eventually imported beer from

Washington State. Mitchell read an article in London Illustrated News about the resurgence of craft beer in the U.K. and became determined to set up his own brewpub. Continued on page 6

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Continued from page 5 First he had to get the provincial government to allow him to have both a brewery and a licensed drinking establishment. With used dairy equipment, the first modern craft brewery opened in a one-room space a block from the pub. Horseshoe Bay Brewery produced only one beer, a pale ale. The brewery didn’t last long after Mitchell left. But he was soon invited to set up Spinnakers in Victoria. Canadian brewing magnate E.P. Taylor was buying up breweries in the U.K., poised to make Britain a land of bland beer, according to Mitchell, when four fed up citizens dreamt up the Campaign for the Revitalization of Ale in 1971, now the Campaign for Real Ale, or CAMRA. “It went all over Britain,” Mitchell says. “It was one of the biggest consumer uprisings. They changed the face of British brewing.” In 1981, Mitchell became a member of CAMRA U.K. so he could get his hands on the organization’s newsletter. He learned about brewing equipment, travelled to England to examine it in person and shipped it to Spinnakers, the first brewpub in North America, which opened in 1984. Spinnakers was the first neighbourhood pub in Victoria, the balding and bespectacled Mitchell says from his perch on a banquette at the Yaletown Brewery. The rest were hotel beer parlours where you drank up and got out. At Spinnakers, Mitchell focused on superb food and ales. Federal legislation that said a brewery couldn’t be connected to a pub that served food, like in England, had to be changed. “Everybody thought I was completely ’round the bend,” Mitchell says over strains of Aerosmith’s “Dream On.” “They thought this is an absolute idiot. But when it became a success, then all hell broke lose.”

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General managers of liquor boards across the country travelled to Victoria to tour Spinnakers and returned to their provinces and changed legislation to allow brewpubs of their own. After starting Spinnakers, where Mitchell’s ESB beer is named after him, Mitchell entered semi-retirement, emerging in the 1990s to help establish the Howe Sound Brewery in Squamish, which opened in 1996. Mitchell is amazed by the microbrewing scene in Portland, Oregon, and by the attitude among bureaucrats. When he considered opening a brewpub in Seattle, instead of erecting roadblocks, representatives of the liquor control board in the state were quick to ask how they could help. He says beer in B.C. has come a long way since the ’80s, but it’s still overly carbonated and served too cold for his taste. “It’s ingrained in the culture of Canada and America that a cold, gassy beer is a beer,” he says. “Well it isn’t a beer, really.”

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igel Springthorpe didn’t know so many beer enthusiasts would come out of the woodwork when he introduced microbrewed beers at the Alibi Room. The Englishman transplant with dark, cropped hair and spot of grey hair on his chin, rubs his knuckles against a wooden table when he considers his experiment’s success. Springthorpe, who’d worked at the Alibi since 1998, had always felt something was missing. So when he and Raya Audet took over the restaurant in 2006, he introduced craft

beers. As the craft draft drew a greater customer base, Springthorpe added more taps, much to the chagrin of Audet and his line installation guy, and his own passion for microbrewed beer grew. Springthorpe, dressed in a frayed grey T-shirt and long jean cutoffs, has just returned from his monthly pilgrimage to Vancouver Island, in mid August, to collect kegs and casks of microbrewed beer. Brews from Swans Buckerfields, Spinnakers and Canoe in Victoria, and Longwood Brewpub in Nanaimo fill the bed of his pickup truck. His trip to Craig Street Brew Pub in Duncan was wasted because the brewer wasn’t there. The Alibi Room has 25 rotating microbrewed beers from locales including Naramata, Oregon and Surrey on tap and three casks going at all times. Springthorpe compiles a new list of what’s on offer every few days. When he reached his hundredth list, the 33year-old painstakingly compiled “The Beer Geek’s Guide to the Alibi’s 100th Beer List,” composing his ode to the brewers of the province on a typewriter. “If I was a Warhammer playing, fumanchu sportin’, dragon-slaying overthe-top beer geek, I might refer to Gary Lohin as ‘Gothack,’ Norwegian demigod, Lord and Master of ALL Things Hop,” he wrote about Surrey’s Central City brewpub and Red Racer brewmaster. Springthorpe was on the phone to Driftwood Brewery in Victoria before it officially opened its doors and he’s even had a cellar constructed where he can age beer. The self-professed beer geek, who confesses to watching beer documentaries while drinking beer, says revamping his bottled beer selection to compliment his draft beers didn’t always fly. Continued on page 7


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Microbrewer notes competition owned by big beer corporations Continued from page 6 “It was kind of a big step when I took Stella off the shelf,” he says. “People were pissed off, man. At first it was kind of like, ‘What do you mean I can’t get that?’” He’s seen an expansion in microbrewed beer choices at Vancouver restaurants in the last year. “It used to be that you’d go to a really nice restaurant and the wine selection is amazing, cocktails are fantastic, and then you’ve got two crappy beers to choose from,” he says. Springthorpe believes with the burgeoning brewing talent in the province, the craft beer scene in B.C. could explode. He says the first small, pioneering local breweries focused on drawing business away from major producers. Now microbreweries are getting creative. “Brands like Red Racer, Driftwood, who are totally thinking outside of the box… they’re the next wave,” he says. “All liquor distribution, liquor control issues aside, I think there’s something festering that’s about to totally happen in this province as far as brewing. I think we’ll see at least a handful of new breweries happen, real small, that’ll be really innovative and great.” Instead of producing an IPA, a stout, a pale ale and a lager, he

Co-owner Nigel Springthorpe serves cask-conditioned beers at the Alibi Room on Alexander Street. photo Dan Toulgoet notes that Driftwood Brewery’s four mainstays are an ale, a Belgian farmhouse wheat ale that includes coriander and black pepper, a Belgian white beer that includes orange peel and coriander and a distinct Dusseldorf-style beer made strictly with German

malts. “They’re sort of the first in what I think is going to be a new wave of breweries,” Springthorpe says.

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interesting brews, says Dellow. It’s about to launch Spirit Chaser Sumatra Coffee Porter in conjunction with Salt Spring Coffee next month. A beer made with red rice, a Belgian witbier brewed with barley and wheat, maybe coriander and bitter orange peel,

and organic beer could be on R&B’s horizon. “We are a truly local, truly small, truly craft brewery and we get lots of competition from people who pretend to be that way,” Dellow said. “Granville Island, they have that tiny little brewery on Granville Island and [brewmaster] Vern [Lambourne] does a great job brewing some really neat beers down there, but not many people know that they’re owned by Molson [Coors]. And Okanagan Spring is part of the Sleeman group, which is part of the Sapporo group. It’s the whole thing of big corporations pretending they’re green and it’s hard for the consumer to tell who actually is small and local and a mom and pop operation, and who pretends to be that way.” crossi@vancourier.com ••• CAMRA Vancouver’s OktoBEERfest happens Sept. 24 at Heritage Hall. Just Here for the Beer’s Oktoberfest happens Oct. 1 and 2 at the Edgewater Casino. CAMRA Vancouver’s first HarvestFest of primarily pumpkin beers happens Oct. 16 at The Railway Club. Hopscotch happens at the Rocky Mountaineer Station Nov. 15 to 21. CAMRA Vancouver’s Winterfest happens at St. Augustine’s Dec. 4.

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You may well wonder what ever happened to Kash Heed. Five months ago he resigned—for the second time in less than 30 days—as B.C.’s solicitor general. Thank that bizarre circumstance on a scandal involving his campaign staff and their alleged role in passing out some outrageous propaganda during the last provincial election. For a time, Heed was cooling his heels while the RCMP conducted their investigation. They are slow, Heed jokes, because they don’t want him back on the job. And check Heed out now; there’s a new glide in his stride. Ironically this renewed bounce was brought on by the RCMP. Last week a draft of their contract to provide another 20 years of police services in B.C. landed on the desk of B.C.’s most recent solicitor general, Michael de Jong. Heed thinks if we sign that deal and end up with no more control over the RCMP than we have now, we would be nuts. But I’ll get back to that in a moment. Interestingly enough, that contract got delivered the same week de Jong announced the province wanted a full public inquiry into the handling of the investigation that finally led to the arrest and conviction of serial killer Willie Pickton. And de Jong’s announcement came close on the back of a scathing review of the RCMP (and the VPD’s senior staff at the time) on that very same matter issued by Vancouver Deputy Police Chief Doug LePard. LePard accused our national police force of “mismanagement” and reminded us of the petty turf battles with his own force and the failure by

allengarr the RCMP to effectively analyze and follow up on information provided to them; that fumble likely led to another dozen or so women being killed. It has not been a great time for RCMP. Earlier in the summer we heard from former Supreme Court Justice John Major commenting on the bombing of Air India Flight 182, and what he called the “worst mass murder in Canadian history.” Major was blistering in his criticism of our national security forces, both the RCMP and CSIS, for their “inexcusable” errors brought on in part, once again, by turf wars. This all comes while we still harbour the images of Polish immigrant Robert Dziekanski being tasered repeatedly by four RCMP officers while he writhed in pain on the floor at Vancouver International Airport until he ended up dead. The officers denied their negligence and would have likely gotten away with it but for a

passerby who captured the event on video. Then the cherry on top of this whole delicious heap of mismanagement, arrogance and fabrication came two weeks ago. That’s when Robert Gordon, the head of SFU’s criminology department, accused B.C.’s most senior RCMP officer, Gary Bass, of threatening to remove funding from the department because Gordon dared to state the obvious about the RCMP’s performance in the Pickton investigation. Bass of course denied any threat was intended. But you be the judge. Here’s what he wrote: “The ongoing bias you display against the RCMP in articles such as this have caused many to ask why we would want to continue to be in that partnership given this apparent lack of support from the head of the department.” So with all that as a backdrop, back comes Kash Heed, who, I should remind you, is exVPD and during his brief stint as solicitor general was calling for more control over the “scandal sick RCMP.” Sounding more like a member of the Opposition than a Liberal backbencher who wants back at the cabinet table, he says the contract must guarantee the RCMP come under the same police act as municipal forces. He also wants a primarily civilian body to deal with in-custody deaths and other serious events where police are involved. Finally, he says, that 20-year contract must have a clause that allows the government to bail out. And with that he will have a lot of folks rooting for him. agarr@vancourier.com

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Digital technology may burn books into history It’s just a fable, but it’s a good one. In Plato’s work Phaedrus, the philosopher Socrates tells how the Egyptian king Thamus learned of a new invention called “writing.” The king’s adviser Theuth says it will improve both the wisdom and memory of the people. Thamus is skeptical. He dismisses writing as a tool of recollection, which will allow his subjects to mechanically rhyme off facts and stories, rather than access their own store of remembered knowledge. The king concludes that Theuth’s invention will kill off oral culture, and the tradition of speaking from memory. The debate over digital readers versus paperbound books echoes Plato’s ancient allegory. In one view, we’re all going to be liberated readers, schlepping personal libraries around. In another view, we’re all going to hell in an online shopping cart, while clutching multiple Borgesian devices that pester us with ringtones, tweets and Facebook pokes. A downloaded novel will hardly be able to compete for our attention. I’ve fiddled with both the clunky Sony eReader and the seductive Apple iPad, but I still prefer old-school books. I’m fond of the kind of reading that requires no more than inked pages, sunlight and opposable thumbs. But I also know that today’s electronic readers are nothing compared to the ones coming down the pike. Manufacturers will make them so much like printed books in appearance, so cheap, and so powerful, that even the last defenders of print will wave the white flag. It’s getting to the point where being “connected” isn’t just voluntary, but mandatory (if you want to stay in touch with your friends, work opportunities, and the global brain). I predict that at some point manufacturers will whip up a must-have device that does everything imaginable, and reduce it to microchip-size. At which point it will be mandatory as an implant. In a recent article, Washington Post staff writer Philip Kennicott described a weekend spent at a “gaudy trophy home” in the Hamptons, and a boring party he escaped from into the library—“not because anyone ever read there but because it was quiet and filled with books.” He settled down with a nonvirtual volume of Shakespeare and mused on the demise of print. “The architecture of our lives is constantly changing, and the library may be next on the list of rooms that grow vestigial and then vanish from our floor plans,” he writes. Kennicott is

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geoffolson sobered by the pending architectural retreat “of a room that should stand apart, a quiet eddy to the side of the busy torrent of modern life.” But then again, how many middle class readers have dwellings large enough to devote an entire room to books? For centuries, the arc of technology has been to “ephemeralize,” becoming more efficient, sloughing off physical form and disappearing into the fabric of our lives. Computers have pulled this magic trick, taking our music and other forms of entertainment with them. It was only a matter of time before other media were absorbed, reduced to ghostly ones and zeroes. (For university students who have to cart around 20 pounds worth of textbooks, the shift couldn’t have come sooner.) Things move so fast these days, I’m already feeling nostalgia for a print era that’s still staggering on. I’m a book nerd, and enough of a collector to feel sentimental about my shelves of tomes, many still unread. “A wall of books is mortality made geometric, a pattern of hope and loss, ambition and failure,” writes Kennicott. He fears a lazy reader will never be able to be indicted by an unread book “locked up in the digital ether of a Kindle or iPad.” I’m not so sure. The high-resolution bookshelves on an iPad can still display small icons of downloaded texts. David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest is still capable of accusing a slacker reader of wasted time, every time the iPad’s book feature is clicked on. For print lovers young and old, printed books may soon become cultural fetishes, the same way old vinyl records are boutique items for music collectors. It could also drive print-ondemand industry to new levels. King Thamus thought the invention of writing would destroy the world of the imagination. It didn’t: it extended and amplified that world through text. As for the digital upgrade to electronic readers—call it Theuth 2.0—the outcome is too soon to tell. www.geoffolson.com

Paul Barber, former executive director of North London’s famed Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, is the new CEO of the Vancouver Whitecaps. file photo Jason Lang To the editor: Re: “Taking the ball,” Sept. 10. What a stark contrast between Paul Barber, who voluntarily came to Vancouver to run the Whitecaps soccer franchise, and NBA gangsta Steve Francis, who pouted like a spoiled child when the late not-so-great unlamented Grizzlies drafted him. Mr. Barber thinks Vancouver traffic is a

breeze, the scenery is spectacular and the people are friendly. Mr. Francis, on the other hand, hadn’t even been to Vancouver yet when he commented “it’s cold, it rains, they take your money.” Welcome to Vancouver, Mr. Barber, and here’s hoping the Whitecaps are a resounding success. Gordon R. Heck, Richmond, B.C.

Fox News represents freedom of media choice

To the editor: Re: “Fox News North would provide bully pulpit for far-right hacks,” Sept. 10. Isn’t that an oxymoron—an intolerant Canadian? What would the world think to know that Canadians respect and believe in all races, nationalities, religions and freedoms, except if you are “Fair and Balanced?” Oh wait, Geoff Olson, that is in fact what Fox News is, “Fair and Balanced.” As an American-passport carrying Canadian immigrant who lives and works on both sides of the border, I have watched Fox News. Clearly, Geoff, you have not. Your three quotes taken out of context are simply childish and poorly researched. For every point on Fox News, there is a counter-point; left or right, middle or extreme. That is the reason that Fox News outpaces all audienc-

es for ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN and MSNBC. So, either the American viewing audience is completely brainwashed or they have found a true news channel. Isn’t that what Canada is all about, Geoff? Freedom of choice? Freedom to choose? Freedom to either tune in to Fox News or, God forbid, pick up your remote and change the channel? Lastly Geoff, name calling is a poor American characteristic. The reason I choose to work and live in Canada is due to the level of decency, respect and degree of civility that is not found in America, especially in politics. Dan Hagen, Vancouver

••• To the editor: After reading Geoff Olson’s article on the potential launching of a cable news network in Canada

likened to Fox News, I signed the email petition to oppose this bid. Olson mentioned in his article Stephen Harper is one of the proponents of this bid. It is an indication of Harper transforming Canada into an ultra-right entity that resembles our south side neighbour. It conjures up images and epithets such as the “McCarthyism era,” media control and propaganda, radical conservatism, demagoguery, hate and far-right poli- tics. It’s hardly surprising because the Tories evolved from its predecessor/antecedent, the Reform Party led by Preston Manning, a right-wing political entity which upheld and overtly expressed their far-right political agenda and sentiment. Stephen Chiu, Vancouver

Reckless cars much worse than reckless bikes To the editor: Re: “Letters of theWeek,” Sept. 10. I just wanted to weigh in on the side of cyclists. I’ve been riding my bike daily to work and elsewhere for the last three years (no car) and have to say that every day I am amazed by the number of cars that don’t stop at stop signs, keep rolling out into the road so you don’t know if they are going to stop and go through red lights. This is huge! Happens every day! Others don’t stop at red lights or when they see the amber light don’t slow down but run the red light, or don’t signal or

don’t look in their rear views and are completely oblivious of cyclists behind them. Some drivers just stop in the middle of the road, again oblivious to anyone who might be behind them, and others wait until the last minute to make their turn in front of you so you’re not sure if they are going to hit you or not. But hey, it’s a car’s world, isn’t it? Cars are much more dangerous to life and limb than bikes when the car and driver disobey the rules of the road. Ellen Halliday, Vancouver

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t’s September and school zones have schoolchildren in them again. No matter how many times a young child is told to “stop, look and listen, before you cross the street,” there is always the potential problem of youthful enthusiasm overwhelming the logical part of the brain, Cedric Hughes resulting in a disregard of safety advice. Please, motorists beware. Unless otherwise marked, school zone speed limits are 30 kmh, in effect weekdays between 8 am and 5 pm. The beginning of the zone is usually well defined by a bright yellow-green sign. The end of the zone—often the backside of the bright yellow-green sign for the opposite direction traffic—is sometimes trickier to find, which isn’t a bad thing. Drivers who aren’t sure if they are fully past the zone can always err on the side of caution. If you are caught speeding in a school zone, you will be fined (steeply) and penalized three penalty points. For speeding in the 31 to 50 kmh range the fine is $196; in the 51 to 70 kmh range, $253; in the 71 to 90 kmh range, $368; and for over 90 kmh, $483. During the beginning and end of the school day ‘rush-hours’ in school zones, sticking to the 30-kmh speed limit isn’t usually difficult. The traffic is often bumper-to-bumper, especially near designated drop-off/pick-up areas. Once classes have started, however, and the grounds are, or at least appear empty of all children, it’s easier to forget that these limits still apply and to continue along at the regular higher speed limit. In some jurisdictions but not here, the school zone rules specify that the regular speed limits apply so long as no children are out on the school

grounds. Our rules are more cautious, and defensibly so. Children and young people are impulsive. Schoolyards are used for before and after school play, for recess, at lunch break, and during class time for lots of activities. School doors can burst open at any Barrister & Solicitor time as students come out to play sports or participate in outdoor classes. Some children arrive late or leave early. The point is that school zones, even during their apparent quiet times are unpredictable. Slowing right down and focusing on the road ahead, the adjacent sidewalks, any crosswalks, the schoolyard—being on guard to expect the unexpected— is what the law requires, and what common sense demands. To help drivers “learn to expect the unexpected” in school zones, the District of West Vancouver in partnership with the BCAA Traffic Safety Foundation and Preventable.ca has come up with a highly original safety campaign, the first of its kind in Canada. Drivers in the northbound lane of 22nd Street near Ecole Pauline Johnson will see about 30 metres ahead of them something on the road. As they get closer, this ‘something’ will appear to be a young denim-clad girl chasing a ball into the street. The image is a 3D illusion from a decal applied on the road surface. For more school safety traffic tips go to: http://www.tsfbcaa.com.

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Kitsilano Fairview facility enlists more than 50 volunteers

Community cop shop targets criminals Cheryl Rossi Staff writer

When residents of Kitsilano told Const. John Braithwaite about a drug dealer operating in their neighbourhood, he paid the man a visit. “We just knock on the door and say, look, we know what you’re up to, the neighbourhood doesn’t like it, it’s not good. They’ve got young kids here and I’m going to be keeping an eye on you,” Braithwaite said. According to Braithwaite, the man fled his rental home within three hours. It’s that kind of community-based intelligence Braithwaite hopes to build as he cultivates the Kitsilano Fairview community policing centre, the city’s newest, which officially opened in June 2009. It aims to cover the area that stretches east to Ontario and partly to Fraser Street, west to the University of B.C. and from False Creek to King Edward Avenue. “My goal will be to see a police officer in every community on the ground, accounted to that area,” Braithwaite said. “That’s down to resources and that type of thing. But if you had an officer in every community, it would be amazing… The public, generally, apart from 911 and emergency calls, would rather deal with someone they know and trust and have the benefit of having a community policing centre.” Before he joined the Vancouver Police Department nearly six years ago, Braithwaite served as sergeant and acting inspector overseeing a team of 11 community policing officers in the U.K. “Community policing is my love,” he said. “You change things at grassroots level. This is grassroots policing. You’re on the street, you talk to people, you’re meeting all kinds of people.” He policed two large low-income housing properties. “I’ve seen some bad areas, some very bad areas, violent areas, high-crime areas just change, not overnight, but over a few months,” he said. The Kitsilano Fairview Community Policing Centre, located in a basement suite

“MY GOAL WILL BE TO SEE A POLICE OFFICER IN EVERY COMMUNITY ON THE GROUND, ACCOUNTED TO THAT AREA.” John Braithwaite

at 1687 West Broadway, operates with Braithwaite and more than 50 volunteers. Braithwaite visits residents about noise complaints and conflicts between neighbours. He’s taught businesses how to deal with angry shoplifters who’ve been caught red-handed and advised restaurateurs on fraud and counterfeit money. He also connects with the South Granville Business Improvement Association’s private security “ambassadors.” Policing centre volunteers, who wear identifying jackets, conduct foot patrols and report suspicious activity, abandoned cars, graffiti and litter. In areas that have been recent targets of property crime, they leave pamphlets on car windows reminding owners not to leave their valuables in plain view. They answer queries at the centre and refer people to social services. Braithwaite believes a visible police presence deters crime, but he laments that the power of preventative policing is difficult to prove with statistics. He wants 80 volunteers so the policing centre can be open longer hours. The centre is now open Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Braithwaite plans to organize a bike patrol and a Speed Watch with the help of ICBC. He’d like to institute the Child Find program where parents keep a booklet with a photo of their child, fingerprints and a sample of their DNA, in the event their child goes missing. Vancouver has 10 community policing centres, most of which are non-profit organizations operated by autonomous boards of directors. crossi@vancourier.com


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(r-l) West Vancouver Deputy Chief Peter Lepine, VPD Chief Jim Chu and Vancouver Police Board member Glenn Wong appeared at press conference Wednesday. photo Dan Toulgoet

Police chiefs throw support behind national gun registry Mike Howell

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Police chiefs from Vancouver, West Vancouver and Saanich banded together with the Vancouver Police Union and Vancouver Police Board Wednesday to publicly urge the province’s members of Parliament to save the national gun registry. Police Chief Jim Chu led the charge at the Vancouver Police Department’s Cambie Street station in an effort to thwart a private member’s bill from a Conservative MP that could lead to the dismantling of the registry. The vote on Manitoba MP Candice Hoeppner’s bill is scheduled for Sept. 22 in Parliament. Not all MPs have said which way they will vote. “The registry helps us protect the public, it does help us save lives, keep people safer, it helps frontline officers do their jobs in a more safe environment, it helps us investigate crimes after they occurred,” said Chu, who is also the B.C. director of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police, which supports the registry. It was the second time in three weeks that Chu spoke to reporters about the need to keep the registry, which police say they use an average of 2,700 times per day in B.C. “The facts can be obscured when controversial policy debates are taken over by partisanship,” said Saanich Police Service Deputy Chief Clayton Pecknold, who is president of the B.C. Association of Chiefs of Police. Pecknold said the B.C. police chiefs’ organization sent a letter to all B.C. MPs Tuesday urging them to support the registry. The letter requests MPs to visit a website, truthsandmyths.ca, to learn about “the broad coalition of professional organizations” including doctors and health care workers that want the registry. West Vancouver Deputy Chief Peter

Lepine said his officers use the registry an average of 18 times per day. Lepine said police have investigated students who wrote on Facebook about being tired of being bullied and were “going to do something about it” or commit suicide. “Early intervention, when we get to separate a troubled youth from easy access to their parents’ firearms may be a crucial first step as we deal with the underlying issue that are causing them to consider this option,” Lepine said. Vancouver Police Union president Tom Stamatakis said the union has not surveyed the VPD’s 1,300 officers about the registry but acknowledged not every officer supports it. Stamatakis, who is also the vice-president of the Canadian Police Association, said the lack of support is usually focused on the $2 billion to set up the registry, which officers say was a waste of money. But he pointed to the show of support Wednesday from chiefs, the police board and unions that support the registry. “There are some people that don’t particularly agree with this point of view, but I would suggest they’re very small numbers,” Stamatakis said. “If this was a registry that was continuing to cost billions of dollars or hundreds of millions of dollars, I think our view might be different.” Glenn Wong of the Vancouver Police Board said he and his police board colleagues across the country haven’t seen any good reasons for the registry to be scrapped. Since its creation in the mid-1990s, the long-gun registry operated by the Canadian Firearms Centre has cost taxpayers an estimated $2 billion to set up and operate. Current estimates put the tab at about $4 million a year for the program, which requires owners to register long-barrelled firearms such as rifles and shotguns. mhowell@vancourier.com

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Civil liberties advocate notes increase in police accountability

Police chief re-ups for three more years at VPD Mike Howell Staff writer

Police Chief Jim Chu will be on the job until 2015. Chu told the Courier Wednesday that his fiveyear contract set to expire in 2012 has been extended until August 2015. “I’m happy,” Chu said. “Every year I’ve been chief, crime has fallen. I do believe the public feels safer and those are the bottom line issues for me. Safety is the number one issue.” The Vancouver Police Board unanimously approved the extension Aug. 20, according to the board’s vice-chairperson Glenn Wong, who was a member

of the committee that hired Chu in 2007. “First and foremost, the board has been very pleased with the chief’s performance and his leadership of the department,” Wong said. “We have great confidence in him, his executive and we just wanted to see more of it.” Wong acknowledged the drop in crime but also credited six years of a balanced budget at the Vancouver Police Department and the chief’s ability to work with diverse groups in the city as keys to his success. “I can recall many Sunday evenings at home where the chief will call and say, ‘Have you got a minute?’

VPD Chief Jim Chu On things that are clearly within his jurisdiction, he will want other points of views and thoughts on how it would impact various community members or stakeholders.” The board conducts an annual performance review of the chief but it is

not available to the public. Chu’s extension hinged on his presentation of a vision for the department over the next five years. “The board really liked what we saw and hopefully the citizens of Vancouver will see the results of where the chief wants to take this department,” Wong said. And where does he want to take the department? “Well, a lot of it we can’t talk about for obvious reasons. But it was scrutinized thoroughly by the board.” The B.C. Civil Liberties Association has been the biggest critic of the Vancouver Police Department since Chu became chief. David Eby, the associa-

tion’s executive director, said the chief has a tendency to speak out on serious cases involving his officers before an investigation has concluded. Eby and the association were also critical of the huge increase in ticketing of Downtown Eastside residents for infractions such as jaywalking and riding without a helmet. The police beating of Yao Wei Wu in the so-called mistaken identity case in January also occurred under Chu’s watch. But overall, Eby said, the chief has done “a really positive job of reforming the culture of policing” in the city.

“The Olympics stand as a real positive example of where things could have gone very differently under different leadership, especially with respect to the Downtown Eastside and the homeless population,” he said. “When I compare his time with us to [former chief] Jamie Graham, it’s really night and day in terms of accountability. And it’s a welcome change and I hope that he continues on this trend.” The chief earned $303,000 in 2009, according to VPD documents. Chu, 50, replaced Graham, who is now chief of Victoria Police. mhowell@vancourier.com

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Mayor Gregor Robertson was expected to fly in from China late Thursday. And boy, will his arms be tired. Rimshot, please. His Worship and Coun. Raymond Louie have been in China on a business trip with 22 local companies trying to drum up deals that involve clean technology, green buildings and digital media. So were any deals done with Chinese companies? As of writing this sentence, at least one. A new research and development centre for Canada’s green building technology will be built in Tianjin, China through an agreement involving Vancouver Global Green, EnVision Shanghai and the Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City. Vancouver Global Green is an association of design professionals, including Roger Bayley, who were involved in the design of the Olympic Village and its community centre. “To be able to get a foothold in the Chinese market for green building technology is a great opportunity for our company and green building experts across Canada,” Bayley said in a release issued from the mayor’s office Tuesday. The building will be called the Net Zero Canadian Research and Development Centre. So… one major deal. Louie, the mayor, the mayor’s chief of staff and an assistant were expected to rack up a tab of $45,000, Robertson told me before he left Sept. 4. An additional $75,000 was to be spent by the Vancouver Economic Development Commission, which

receives about 80 per cent of its funding from the city. So was it worth it? Inability to immediately land major deals on a trip shouldn’t come as a surprise, said David Helliwell, the chief executive officer of Pulse Energy, before he joined Robertson on the trip. “You just don’t step into the Chinese market in a week,” said Helliwell. “It’s something that takes a long time to develop the relationships. We’re a small company—we just passed 50 people—and even companies with thousands of people can just get eaten alive over there.” But Helliwell’s company did make an announcement at the Shanghai World Expo. Pulse Energy and San Jose-based Cisco signed an agreement with the City of Vancouver—Robertson being the signatory—to accelerate the development of the mayor’s goal to become the greenest city in the world. No word yet on the cost of this for taxpayers. And I’m still scratching my head over why a Vancouver company, a California company and the mayor of Vancouver have to go to Shanghai to make an announcement. Before the mayor left for China, I spoke to him about his connection to Dr. Norman Bethune, the famous Canadian who performed emergency battlefield operations in the Second Sino-Japanese War in China. Robertson, his brother and late father share Bethune as their middle names. Bethune was a distant relative. According to the mayor’s office, every interview Robertson did in China had him explaining his connection to China’s national hero. Robertson visited the Bethune memorial in Shijiazhuang, China. I wonder how it compared to Louie and him playing soccer with the mayor of Guangzhou, which is Vancouver’s sister city. The business connection to soccer? Not sure, but did you know China makes 90 per cent of the world’s vuvuzelas? mhowell@vancourier.com

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German-based institute courts more than 11,000 body donors

Body exhibit spotlights cadavers and brains Sandra Thomas Staff writer

One of the first display cases in the gallery hosting the Body Worlds and the Brain exhibit at Telus World of Science includes the impossibly tiny skull of an infant. The skull exhibit can be found just past a human brain encased in glass and mounted on a revolving pedestal, much like a priceless sculpture. The exhibit, dubbed “Our Three Pound Gem,” includes more than 200 authentic human specimens, including whole bodies, organs and translucent body slices. Vancouverites will appreciate “Yoga Lady,” who’s holding an extremely difficult-looking pose, and the “Skateboarder,” who’s perched upside down on one hand with his board on his feet. The skateboarder’s skull has been lifted to reveal his brain. The exhibit is part anatomy lesson and part health warning due to many displays of healthy

The Body Worlds and the Brain exhibit takes place at the Telus photo Dan Toulgoet World of Science. organs next to damaged or diseased examples. Plump pink lungs displayed next to the slightly shrivelled, blackened ones of a smoker send a strong message. This exhibit also highlights recent neuroscience findings on brain development, function and

disease. Body Worlds creator German anatomist Gunther von Hagens developed a method to preserve bodies called plastination, which includes vacuuming out the body’s fluids and replacing them with reactive plastics, such as sil-

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icone rubber, epoxy or polyester resin, which harden when cured with gas, light or heat. Before the plastic hardens, the “plastinates” are fixed into lifelike poses, demonstrating how bodies respond to everyday movement and activities. Body Worlds is not to be confused with a similar exhibit called Bodies, which has recently been banned in several cities around the world for its use of bodies suspected to be those of Chinese political prisoners. Von Hagens developed the German-based Institute for Plastination, which maintains a roster of more than 11,000 body donors. Pamela Saunders, the Vancouver-based communications manager for Gunther von Hagens’ Body Worlds, told the Courier the body donation program is for individuals who want to educate the public by donating their bodies. In his book Body Worlds: The Anatomical Exhibition of Real Human Bodies, von Hagens says people donate their bodies to the

institute because of “emotional rejection of decomposition and cremation,” a desire to save on burial expenses or an enthusiasm for plastination. Science World curator Sandy Eix told the Courier that before Body Worlds was invited to Vancouver, a panel of local religious leaders, anatomy professors and community members discussed the ethics of the exhibit. Prior to the first 2006 Body Worlds exhibit at Science World, staff also referred to a 2004 ethical review by the California Science Centre in Los Angeles. That review became the benchmark many museums and science centres in North America used before allowing the exhibit. On that note, von Hagens is considering collaboration with singer Lady Gaga, who wants to create a stage backdrop including transparent two-dimensional body slices she can dance around. sthomas@vancourier.com Twitter@sthomas10

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15th Annual Vancouver Courier Fiction Contest underway

Two-time winner ‘blown way’ by cash prize Cheryl Rossi

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His innate sense of rhythm is likely a key part of what makes his writing shine, says Brian Hilton. “I am also the best dancer in the Fairview Pub on Thursday nights,” he said. “I have to have rhythm in my sentence structure so I’m constantly flipping the nouns and the verbs back and forth… Once I know all the nuts and bolts are in place, I then just play around with the sentences until I get a nice flow.” Last year and in 2006, Hilton won first place in the Courier’s annual fiction contest, and in 2004, he placed second. He won last year with “Lost Lagoon.” When he finished school in Prince George, the now 66-year-old skipped college and followed his heart to beat on the drums. Hilton played in the band Skylark, alongside then keyboardist David Foster, scoring a hit with “Wildflower” in 1973. Then disco struck, live

gigs dried up and Hilton turned 30. “In those days we thought when you turned 30 you seize up physically and younger people don’t trust you anymore so I thought I gotta get out of the biz,” he said. Hilton stopped drinking and smoking pot and entered customer service with Delta Airlines for 25 years. But after three marriages, five kids and a lack of creative outlet, Hilton yearned for a career in the arts. He figured he should become an actor, writer or musician. The lyrics he wrote sucked, he said, and acting was harder than he thought, but with the support of local jazz singer and former English teacher June Katz, whom he once dated, Hilton studied writing and pushed himself by exploring different styles and genres. He was short listed for a CBC Literary Award in 2007. With his 2006 winnings from the Courier, Hilton bought a computer and printer. “I couldn’t believe you guys were giving away a thousand bucks for a short story,” he said. “I was just blown

away that anybody would have a fiction contest because, apparently, of all of the readers today, only about 30 per cent of people are reading fiction. They’re buying nonfiction… So fiction writers have a real uphill battle.” This year’s top prize has been bumped up to $1,250, with the three top stories selected for publication. The required sentence for the 15th Annual Vancouver Courier Fiction Contest is: “They thought the beef jerky would sink.” Entries must be submitted to the Courier office at 1574 West 6th Ave. on Nov. 3 and 4 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. An entry form and entry fee of $15 must accompany each submission. Entry forms are available at the Courier, People’s Co-op Bookstore or any Book Warehouse location in Vancouver. Full rules are available at the Courier office or at vancourier.com. The winning entries will appear online and in the Courier on successive Fridays from Nov. 26 to Dec. 10. crossi@vancourier.com

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DTES neighbourhood housing plan seeks to create ‘mixed-income community’

Advocate says bar sign of rapid gentrification Megan Stewart Staff writer

One of the newest restaurants to open in the Downtown Eastside is also the latest to become a flashpoint for tension between neighbourhood revitalization and resident displacement. Located on West Cordova Street on the same block as Woodward’s, The Charles Bar opened Sept. 3 and draws a daytime and afterwork crowd from Gastown retailers and the downtown business district. “We’ve kind of become the neighbourhood pub for people who are moving to the district. Not so much the people who were already here,” said manager Jack Bernard. Boutique retail shops, gastropubs, interior design

stores, tech firms and art galleries mark a change in the foot traffic in Gastown. The difference is largely one of class and income disparity and for one advocate, the acceleration of these changes is causing apprehension. “The Downtown Eastside’s gentrification is getting out of hand,” wrote Sean Condon, the executive director of Vancouver’s street paper Megaphone Magazine, this week. “The new bar in Woodward’s is now open and it’s a trendy joint, catering to those with high incomes— this is not what the people who lived outside the empty department store for three months fought for.” Condon told the Courier he fears many of the new businesses opening their doors are indifferent to

their impact on longtime residents. “It was supposed to be a revitalized neighbourhood for sure, but a revitalized neighbourhood that included everyone and right now the revitalization is leaving people behind and in fact pushing people out,” he said. “It’s good to have diverse stores and businesses in the neighbourhood, but what I think is discouraging is we’re not seeing new business open up that are meant to serve the people that are already here, especially the low-income people that lived here before.” Seven years ago, the area had 13,000 residential units, including 2,100 market or rental condos. The city’s 2005 housing plan for the Downtown Eastside sought to create a “mixed-

income community.” As of Jan. 1, the same neighbourhood had 14,500 residential units, including 3,500 market units, 3,800 single-room occupancy and 6,300 non-market or subsidized units. The plan warned: “If market housing develops too rapidly, the result could be a loss of housing security and likely the displacement of the existing lowincome community. On the other hand, the development of only social housing in the area could hinder

revitalization efforts.” Leanore Sali, the executive director with the Gastown Business Improvement Association, said the city’s oldest intersection has always held inherent appeal as a tourism and shopping district. “Neighbourhoods do change. Anywhere in Vancouver, we’re always reinventing ourselves,” she said, noting that businesses offer employment and work with organizations such as the Salvation Army and United Way.

“Gastown will always be home to a good majority of low-income housing. There is no other place in this city that has the same numbers we do in terms of density.” Condon agreed. But he argued businesses opening in Gastown don’t reflect the reality of the people who live there. “Everyone wants to see this be an inclusive neighbourhood for everyone, but some sort of balance seems to be lacking.” mstewart@vancourier.com

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At Eric Hamber high school, no football team has scored a touchdown or kicked a field goal for the Griffins in half a century. Until this season, there’s never been a team. The school field hasn’t even had goal posts. This Friday afternoon, when his team takes to the field for the first time in school history, coach Bobby Gibson knows he’ll never forget the moment. Nor will at least half the players who are playing sport—not just football, but competitive sport—for the first time. Only three team members have experience with a playbook and gridiron football. Others come from soccer, track and basketball. “We’ve been three weeks with pads on,” said Gibson. “I couldn’t tell you if we’re big or small, fast or slow. I just know these kids work real hard.” Now that the school of about 1,600 students has a junior varsity team and a coach who wants to bring a new tradition to Hamber, the public school is the only one in Vancouver with a football program. Gibson scored two dozen helmets and a team’s worth of pants and pinnies from John Oliver secondary. He tips his hat to the school’s principal for stepping in and saving the Hamber program the money it needed to go ahead. Shoulder pads and other equipment came at a discount from ProStock and other supporters in the community. Fees run between $200 and $300 for players and some are on a payment plan to ensure they can afford to participate. But the desire to play among students was immediate. “They paid to play on a team that didn’t exist yet,” said Gibson. Gibson, who grew up in Saskatoon and played the linebacker position with the University of Saskatchewan, was astounded his would be the only public school team in the city. “I really don’t think I’d be where I am if I weren’t part of organized sport, particularly football,” he said.

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He teaches P.E. at Hamber and coaches other varsity sport. “I always said to kids, ‘It’s too bad you have a football coach coaching you basketball,’” he said. He’s leading the new squad with community coaches and a former NFLer. “We’re building a foundation,” said Tony Zackery, who played three seasons with three teams in the NFL and says he lives vicariously through the young teens he’s showing how to line up and stay patient before the snap. The team is also open to girls. Stephanie Rasmussen, 15, says she’ll fit in at tight end because she’s fast and likes the physical contact that comes with the strategic offensive position. Her teammates have seen her at her best and worst, she says, and their bonds reach deep. The playbook is “fairly simple” and the coaches are teaching football fundamentals: running patterns, zone defiance, the difference between positions and how to tackle safely. “Our goal this year is that we’re building a tradition,” said Gibson. “Somebody did this for me. I wanted them to have this, too.” Wins and losses won’t determine the merit of the program, say both Gibson and Zackery. “If these kids come back in 15 or 20 years and keep this going like it’s starting now,” said the head coach, “that’ll be how I gauge success.” Hamber joins the B.C. High School Football Association and begins the season at home Friday, Sept. 17 against Robert Bateman from Abbotsford. mstewart@vancourier.com


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davidicuswong As my kids begin a new year of school, they’ve enjoyed an easy first week. Their first day ended at noon, and I haven’t seen anyone doing homework yet. I’m reminded of my first day in medical school. It was like no other. We had a full day of lectures, and already we felt behind in our reading. The mantra of medical school began to echo in our heads, “Will we ever know enough? Will we ever know enough?” Our introductory lecture in anatomy, led us to the grand finale of the day—the gross anatomy lab, where we would meet our three dissection

partners and our cadaver. We began our hands-on training, comparing textbook diagrams and descriptions to the often variable reality of tissue as we meticulously dissected a human arm. To survive, we had to dissociate— to separate our normal emotional reactions from our rational minds. We were learning to be clinical and professional by separating feelings from thoughts. This ability to dissociate allows a physician to do what needs to be done in an emergency without panic or hesitation. It gives us the calm to cope with angry or psychotic patients and respond in a professional way. It allows us to counsel survivors of abuse and great loss without falling apart ourselves. Dissociation can be a doubleedged sword. If we do it too well we appear “too clinical” to our patients—cold, detached and uncaring. Dissociation can seep into our personal lives as we lose touch with our real feelings, not expressing them with our friends and family, ignoring their emotional needs and not acknowledging our own.

DISSOCIATION CAN BE A DOUBLE-EDGED SWORD. IF WE DO IT TOO WELL WE APPEAR ‘TOO CLINICAL’ TO OUR PATIENTS—COLD, DETACHED AND UNCARING. We were told that we would learn enough medical terminology to constitute a whole new language, and true enough, we learned to talk and think in stereotypical ways. We quickly learned a scientific approach to problem-solving. The patient presents with a “chief complaint,” and we learned to take a medical history. We ask specific, often leading questions. What kind of pain is it? Sharp? Aching? Burning? Cramping? What makes it better? What makes it worse? How do you rate it from 0 to 10? We start off with a broad differential diagnosis—all the conditions that may explain a patient’s symptoms, and even as we ask our questions, we narrow that differential and with that, we narrow also our questioning.

We were even taught that most of the time, we can arrive at a diagnosis before we even start the physical examination. For efficiency, we learned to recognize patterns—how a disease typically presents. Gallstones often present in heavier middle-aged women as crampy right upper abdominal pain radiating into the back often after a heavy meal. These patterns help us make the right diagnosis most of the time, but they can also fool us into unfounded certainty, prompting us to narrow our differential diagnosis too quickly and miss out on crucial information. If a patient’s history or the physical findings don’t fall into typical patterns, doctors can get frustrated but through the magic of dissociation, they may not acknowledge this.

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Sometimes doctors respond by thinking the patient is mistaken, confused or misleading them. I’ve taught my medical students to avoid premature “funneling”— not narrowing their differential diagnosis prematurely. If the diagnosis doesn’t fit the patient’s presentation, don’t make it fit; keep searching and questioning. In medical school, we learned to present our patients’ stories at rounds as anonymous cases, and many students and doctors fall into the trap of referring to people as gallbladders, diabetics or vasculopaths. If we are not careful, we depersonalize the people we treat and they realize it. We start treating problems, diseases and cases, and neglect the feelings of our patients and ourselves. Next column: Solutions for Coping with the Culture of Medicine. Dr. Davidicus Wong is a family physician at PrimeCare Medical. His Healthwise column appears regularly in this paper and his internet radio show can be heard on pwrnradio.com.

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The Vancouver Courier’s ‘Man About Town’ Fred Lee forecasts fashion trends for men this fall. Well, guys, I hate to say it, but… multi-pocketed shirts or pants are done. Jeans that look like they are falling off revealing your underwear and derriere are out, and anything bejewelled or overly graphic is quickly finding its way to the bargain bins.

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Americana

A lot of American-inspired looks this fall: plaid button-down shirts, white t-shirt, Levi’s or corduroy pants, Converse shoes, canvas messenger bags. You get the picture. For those cooler nights, a knit cardigan, tailored blazer, or denim jacket complete the quintessential fall look. It’s about simplicity, nothing too complicated and overaccessorized.

Military

We want you! We want you as a new recruit! Those not totally embracing the clean, all-American-look, can go military on us. A combatant aesthetic, designers enlist as this season’s biggest trend: Battle Gear. From aviator jackets, trench coats, military shirts, utility pants, hunting vests, combat boots and utility belts, these items will see a lot of duty this fall.

Denim

A perennial mainstay any season, the skinny on jeans is the skinny jean remains hot. Men who usually wear these jeans tend to be more on the thinner or toned side. Not recommended for all, if you have a larger lower body, thicker thighs and your skinny jeans are cutting off circulation, possibly preventing you from having kids in the future, consider a pair of straight-leg denims instead.

Tailored suit

Timeless, the classic well-tailored blue (or blue pin stripe) suit never goes out of style, and can be worn over many seasons. Whether you lean more towards Mad Men or all-out Dandy, mix it up with interesting shirts, ties, pocket squares, socks and shoes. While the two-button is tried and true, this season marks the return of the double-breasted jacket. The silhouette is slimmed down to prevent the jacket looking like a Miami Vice 80s throwback.

Velvet

I have a crush on velvet. And it makes a bold statement this fall. Be on trend and don velvet for your next black-tie affair. Perfect for the romantic feel of fall, velvet is the ‘it’ fabric. Spread liberally in the form of a bow tie, or lapel of a jacket or topcoat, or more boldly in a velvet jacket or sports coat, the luxury material exudes style and confidence.

Fluorescents

A nod to the 80s but not as wild and crazy, I’m seeing an injection (not onslaught) of bright neon colours incorporated into just about everything. From shirts, tees, tunics, runners and accessories, add some retroglow and pop of colour to the season’s usual palette of dark hues.

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LINCOLN, England—It is difficult to imagine a place whose main attractions are more conveniently laid out than those of slightly sleepy Lincoln. The town, founded by the Romans as a resort for retired legionaries nearly 2,000 years ago, later became a major ecclesiastical, military and commercial centre. Its magnificent, airy cathedral

and squat, hulking castle face each other across a square of ancient housing which would itself be worth coming to see in its own right. But Lincoln has much else to offer that’s neither so grand nor full of portent as cathedral and castle, and all within a few minutes’ walk. One of the best of these more domestic and approachable pleasures is a visit to the sturdy black cone of

Ellis Mill. Unexpectedly tucked away amidst terraced housing behind the castle, the windmill once stood with eight others in open countryside along the edge of an escarpment in order to catch the best of the moving air. Built in 1798 and recently refurbished with parts scavenged from other, partly dismantled windmills across the county, it’s once again fully functional. When there’s enough wind

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The windmills were victims of the same 19th-century industrialization that eventually built Britain’s metropolises, funnelled trade elsewhere and turned Lincoln into a backwater. Giant, steam-driven mills with sequences of steel rollers produced a purewhite flour that the windmills, even by introducing a harder, more finely grooved millstone from France and a sieving process to remove the bran, could not match. But bags of Ellis Mill’s tiny production of far more nutritious whole-wheat flour are now back on sale to visitors, weather permitting, and it’s hard to think of a more satisfying souvenir.

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For more information on Ellis Mill, visit the Lincolnshire County Council webpagelincolnshire.gov.uk. For information on travel in England, go to the Visit Britain website at visitbritain.com. Peter Neville- Hadley is a member of the Meridian Writers’ Group.

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For now, there’s no outdoor pool included in concept plans for Mount Pleasant Park, but that doesn’t mean it will never happen.The latest concept design for the park allows for the possible future development of an outdoor pool, should the funds for one ever become available to the park board. The park board is hosting an open house next week and inviting residents to view the

latest design for the park and make comments. A series of panels including information and photographs will be on display for residents to view. Those same panels will also be available to view online Sept. 22 at vancouver.ca/ parks. This is the second open house regarding the new park. The open house takes place Sept. 22 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Simon Fraser school gymnasium, 100 West 15th Ave.

Family festivities

Salsa performances, drumming workshops and tai chi are all part of the annual Harvest Festival and street party in Mount Pleasant, Sept. 25. Organized by and held at the Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House, the fundraiser and open house includes performances by Rumba Calzada, Kuluumgot Dancers and Grist to the Mill. It will also include games and activities

for the young and old with a cakewalk, delicious food and dance lessons. Proceeds of a silent auction will support the youth, family and seniors programs at the neighbourhood house. It all takes place at 800 East Broadway, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free.

Ravine Moon Fest

The eighth annual Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival celebrates the Renfrew Ravine

and the first full moon of fall with music and magic, Sept. 25. The Moon Festival starts with the Harvest Fair from 4 to 7 p.m. at Slocan Park by the 29th Ave. SkyTrain station, with live music, food, and a homegrown vegetable competition. At 7 p.m., the Twilight Lantern Parade will wind its way along the Renfrew Ravine and end at Renfrew Park, where there will be festivities, fire spinning,

stilt-dancing, music, a tea garden and fireworks finale. The festival is Still Moon Art Society’s signature annual event and is co-produced with the Renfrew Park Community Association. It takes place each autumn at the full moon closest to the Equinox, the time of the Asian midautumn celebration and the European Harvest Fair. For more information, see stillmoon.org. Admission is free.

Your BC Lions — In Their Own Words Emmanuel Arceneaux - 84 I’m from the south – I was born and raised in Alexandria, Louisiana. As a guy who has always been pretty athletic, I began playing football in high school and also ran track. In fact, I did so well at that level that I was named an all-district wide receiver and free safety and was also an honourable mention place kicker in my senior year. When I graduated from high school, I decided that attending college at Mississippi’s Alcorn State University would give me the best opportunity to get a postsecondary education while realizing my dream to play football at the next level. After four years with the Braves, I seized the opportunity to head north to Canada to join the Lions as a rookie guy in their receiving corps. I had a great time in my first season which motivated me to train even harder when I went back home during the winter months, in addition to working as a substitute teacher and track coach at my former high school while mentoring local kids as part of Alexandria’s Boys and Girls Club. Emmanuel Arceneaux joined youngsters on the field this Now that I’m in my second season, I still can’t believe that I get to come to work every day to play summer during the BC Lions’ annual Timbits Camp. Photos courtesy BC Lions the game I love. Nothing would make me happier than to win a championship with this team. Win or lose, the guys in our locker room are a close group and I’m proud of our accomplishments on and off the field. As a kid who dreamed of being a professional athlete from a young age, I know what it’s like to look to others for inspiration. For that reason, I love taking part in the Lions’ community efforts during the season, particularly the club’s annual Timbits Camp. I feel proud knowing that I could be teaching football basics and the importance of being active to a young kid who one day could use his or her athletic ability to secure a university scholarship and a bright future. As a guy who comes from a small town, I know that it’s up to the local community to invest in their kids in order to ensure they succeed in life.

Emmanuel Arceneaux in action. Photo courtesy BC Lions

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Height: 6.02 | Weight: 211 Born: September 17, 1987, Alexandria, Louisiana

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Emma Sawatzky and Laurell Kidd modeled 2009 Generation Next winner Su-Hui Chu’s Ella Peru Spring 2011 collection.

CTV’s Coleen Christie was all smiles with her catch, chef David Hawksworth, at the West Coast Fishing Club charity event.

Fred Actors Sam Elmore, Gemma Wilcox and Chris Gibbs served up “Appi-teasers” at executive director David Jordan’s Fringe Festival opening benefit.

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UBC Medical Alumni David Butcher and Stacey Elliott welcomed alumni and friends to the anniversary screening of The Dr. Peter Diaries.

Dear Diaries: Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the debut of The Dr. Peter Diaries and the 25th anniversary of his graduation from UBC Medicine, UBC Alumni Affairs and the Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation presented the exclusive screening of the Academy Award-nominated documentary. In 1990, Dr. Peter Jepson-Young introduced himself to viewers of CBC Vancouver’s nightly news broadcast as someone with AIDS to help provide a name, a face and an identity to the disease. Over the next two years, to within two weeks of his death, 111 weekly episodes of the diaries were aired. Gone fishing: An L.A.-bound Willie Mitchell reeled in the winning catch, a 47-pound Chinook salmon, which netted him the $75,000 grand prize at the West Coast Fishing Club’s fifth Fishing for Kids fundraiser in Haida Gwaii. In the true sprint of the tournament, the former Canuck donated the prize money back to the charity along with his additional jackpot winnings totalling $169,000. Odyssey ends: After 15 years, eight months and 1,300 bottles of beer consumed on stage, the curtain fell on Feather Boa, the city’s longest running drag show. Fronted by Joan-E, Justine Tyme, Carlotta Gurl and an all star cast of Vanhattan’s finest “girls,” a capacity crowd helped close the 25-year-old Odyssey Nightclub in grand style. Hear Fred Monday morning on CBC Radio One’s The Early Edition AM690 and 88.1FM; email Fred at yvrflee@hotmail.com; follow Fred on Twitter: @FredAboutTown.

Besides snagging a $6-million contract with the Kings, L.A.-bound Willie Mitchell and Canucks brass Paolo Aquilini reeled in fish for charity.

Feather Boa’s Carlotta Gurl, Joan-E and Justine Tyme took their final bows as the city’s longest running drag show ended at the Odyssey.

Design finalists Marla Lede, eventual winner Sofia Mendez Schenone and Jenna Etcheverry showed off their collections at Generation Next’s runway romp.

Dr. Peter Centre executive director Maxine Davis, Dr. Julio Montaner and Shirley Young celebrated the life and legacy of Dr. Peter Jepson Young.


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1. China’s high-flying Wuqiao Acrobats swing into town for three nights at the Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts Sept. 17 to 19. Watch in amazement as they perform lion dances, acrobatics, tumbling, silk dancing and an assortment of contortions that will make you feel even more of an uptight slob in need of rigorous core muscle workouts. For tickets, call 604280-4444 or go to ticketmaster.ca.

2. Half-French, half-Finnish indie pop duo The Do casts its European charms on the Biltmore Cabaret Sept. 17 along with guests Wintermitts. Tickets at Red Cat, Scratch, Zulu and Highlife or online at www.ticketweb.ca. 3. Catch the third annual Vancouver Singapore Film Festival at Vancity Theatre Sept. 17 and 18. Films include the animated Gophers in Space, a “fantastical representation of a man’s warped journey into madness” called George and Cowboys in Paradise (pictured) about the thousands of female sex tourists who travel to Bali each year in search of romance and bronzed beach ambassadors known as Kuta Cowboys. Who knew? More info at vsff.org.

4. Known for their Sick and Twisted Animation Festival, Spike and Mike clean up their act to bring audiences their new PG-rated New Generation Animation show Sept. 17-23 at the Rio Theatre. Bring the kids! For more info, go to riotheatre.ca.

kudos & kvetches We’re sorry, again

In honour of Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement, K&K continues its annual apology session for everything we’ve done wrong. • The other day, like most days, we walked towards a group of energetic and attractive people who were holding clipboards and asking passersby for donations to their cause. Some days it’s the Red Cross, others days it’s Greenpeace or Vancouver Rape Relief. This time, however, it was for Orphaned Kitten Rescue. At least we think it was, judging by the picture of a cute meowing cat on the back of the clipboard. But, like most times, we made sure our iPod headphones were in our ears, our eyes were averted towards the ground and we walked closely behind other pedestrians, using them as human shields to avoid any awkward conversation where we’d think up an excuse for not donating money, or say, “No thank-you,” like we were declining dessert. To make matters worse, we also had to quell our usual feelings of annoyance whenever we’re accosted by charity muggers (or chuggers, as the kids say) trying to solicit money from us on the sidewalk, when

in fact all they’re doing is raising much needed funds for a worthy cause while all we’re doing is rushing home to eat chips and salsa and peruse websites that ridicule ill-informed fashion choices of celebrities. Sorry, chuggers we avoid on the street and secretly feel annoyed with. Sorry, cute orphaned kitten we didn’t help save or cuddle. Sorry, January Jones, for thinking your outfit at the Emmy Awards wasn’t all that. • Sometimes when we shop at Whole Foods and hate ourselves for it, we subvert our feelings of lameness and predictability by writing the incorrect number on our bulk food purchase to save money. For instance, we’ll get the most expensive “organic rice” and write down the number for a similar looking but less expensive rice. Same goes for chocolate almonds, which we shouldn’t be eating anyway. And even though deep down we know this is wrong, and it’s not a tremendous amount of savings, we justify our petty crime by telling ourselves Whole Foods is too expensive and we’re just balancing the playing field, when really we’re just being cheap and dishonest. Sorry, Whole Foods, for not paying full price

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on certain bulk food items. Sorry, flabby belly, for continuing to subject you to sweet and delicious chocolate covered almonds. • Our dad, who has never been a great “communicator” or particularly apt at navigating the complexities of modern technology, to his credit, has taken to regularly forwarding us email jokes he receives from his fishing buddies. The jokes aren’t particularly funny, or at least not to our comic sensibilities, so now whenever we see an email from our father with a FW in the subject line or attachment, we immediately hit delete without ever reading it. Sometimes we’ll do this three or four time a day. Not only that, we’ve never reciprocated. We could forward jokes to our dad once in a while or reply to his emails, saying things like, “Boy, that was funny, thanks for that,” or “You know, I’ve always thought a fishing pole looked like a penis, too.” But we don’t. We just send it to the trash and forget it even existed. Sorry, Dad, for not acknowledging your efforts to connect with us via forwarded email jokes from your fishing buddies.


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When the Hired Belly arrived in Vancouver—about 20 kilos ago—the dining options were decidedly limited, compared to today. The first meal, I recall, was a plate of goulash at the Tokay, a Hungarian haunt on Davie Street (complete with “gypsy” violinist) now occupied by Takis Taverna. There were other stalwarts, too, that remain, such as late night haunt La Bodega and the decidedly French Café de Paris, whose claim to fame at the time, beyond state of the art frites, included a bona-fide bidet, which was somewhat confusing to the squatters of the time. Since the departure of former owners Richard Toussaint and Martine Levèbvre for Bouchons in Kelowna, Cafe de Paris has been less than stellar. Recently, an unfortunate series of events led to its sale and purchase by new owners Bruno Huber and Mario Khan, the man behind Ciao Bella. With tricolours Italian and French emblazoned on opposite ends of the block, we were skeptical that the renamed Bistro de Paris (751 Denman St., ph. 604-687-1418) might be too much a reflection of the more touristic Italian room down the road. But when an impromptu group of us descended one recent evening, we were pleasantly surprised. The Bistro, with its ample brass fittings and lace curtains nicely cleaned up, was humming with happy customers. In fact, we were lucky to score the last table, which just happened to be next to the illustrious ladies’ washroom. No worries. It’s probably cleaner today than it’s ever been. Service is brisk, friendly and informed, which suits the no-nonsense fare that comes courtesy of chef Michael Riley. For him, the Bistro is home, as he cooked there before the previous administration took over. This is down-to-earth, classic bistro cuisine, which reflects a satisfying shout-out to the institution’s roots. Nothing fancy—just, for the most part, wellprepared and affordably priced plates, plus a smartly chosen and equally affordable wine list.

Server Michel Villeneuve shows off the kind of down-to-earth, classic photo Tim Pawsey French cuisine that reflects Bistro de Paris’s roots. We didn’t opt for the $30 three-course “Wild Salmon Special” proclaimed on a sandwich board outside. Instead we worked our way through at least a dozen plump and juicy, perfectly cooked Salt Spring “moules Provençale” in tomato shallot white wine broth ($9), a well-herbed “poulet de Paris” ($19), properly cooked steak frites with an assertive peppercorn sauce ($24), Coquille St. Jacques gratinée ($24) and adequately presented mesclun, and goat cheese and beet salads ($8). Reassuring was the length to which our server went to accommodate one diner’s severe aversion to onions and garlic—no small feat in a French restaurant. The burning question, of course, is, “What about the much vaunted fries?”

Well, they’ve more than survived the transition, and show up free of charge (assuming you order entrées) golden crisp and double fried. Although if you crave aoili, there is a small charge. The only real misfire of the evening was a peculiar excuse of watery risotto, which should never have left the kitchen, beside the otherwise well-executed coquilles. The reborn Bistro de Paris delivers authentic, unadulterated French flavours, authenticity and value. (Serious wallet watchers should head there Wednesday evenings, when all entrées are half price.) It’s an ideal restaurant for the times and an enduring institution. info@hiredbelly.com

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Catholic guilt, samurai, German punks rock Fringe The Vancouver International Fringe Festival runs until Sept. 19. For info and show times, go to vancouverfringe.com.

Limbo

Waterfront Theatre Sept. 17 and 18

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How often does a solo writer/performer solve one of the major philosophical questions—free will or no free will—in the first two minutes of a show? Andrew Bailey does it. This is laughout-loud, intelligent, manic, sweet, quirky and, yes, profound, theatre and I loved every minute of it. Bailey’s character, having once, at the age of 13, wanted to grope the breasts of some girl, has come to the conclusion that he is a rapist and therefore must kill himself. But, good Catholic boy that he is, he knows suicide is a sin, “unless you do it like Jesus.” Later he believes he is not only a rapist but is, making a Kafka-esque leap, also guilty of murder, incest and pedophilia. And he suffers. But here’s the profound part: emotional suffering not only makes

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This is a fantastic show and performer David Gaines is bloody marvelous. If you’re old, you’ll remember Kurosawa’s epic Seven Samurai; if you’re not old and you want to see the acclaimed Japanese filmmaker’s movie compressed into one brilliant, hilarious, swashbuckling hour, get a ticket now. The story is all still there: the frightened peasants, the bullying brigands (who come riding into town “boppety-boppetybop”), and the seven brave samurai who stride into the village with their swords at the ready to rid the village of the meanies. Gaines mimes it all with the help of

Die Roten Punkte hits all the right notes. two masks—the brigand chief and the master samurai—and some great sound effects including, rarely but helpfully, some gravelly English. Heads roll, guts spill and good conquers evil. Gaines is a graduate of L’Ecole Jacques Lecoq in Paris. It shows. —JL

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change in direction. Recently he’s been absorbed in Don Riso and Russ Hudson’s books about the Enneagram—a ninetype personality analysis. And while the Enneagram may tell you what type you are—from Reformer to Peacemaker—it also suggests that once you know your type, you can make changes. That might be good for TJ, but it might not be good for us, his fans. What if he turns into A Reformer or a Challenger? How much fun would that be? The Loyalist (anxious, suspicious) in me fears the worst but The Helper (generous, caring) in me just wants TJ to be happy. Lucky 9 leads to useful introspection and the knowledge that TJ Dawe will never be able to shake the best parts of being a fantastic number 4, The Individualist (melancholy, creative, dramatic). —JL

Die Roten Punkte: Kunst Rock Performance Works Sept. 17 and 18

Go late. Go loud. Go crazy. Astrid and Otto Rot, the selfproclaimed Prince and Prin-

cess of Rock and Roll are back in town. Brother and sister purportedly from Berlin (not) were orphaned when their parents were either killed by a lion (unlikely) or hit by a train (ditto). They turned to rock and roll for solace. Pouty, dominant Astrid wears a get up that she describes as punk geisha/Snow White combo. I thought I’d lose it when she gets it tangled up in the microphone and lurches around the stage trying to extricate herself. Otto, in messed-up lipstick and whiteface, is inappropriately attracted to his sister, sings about bananas and competes with Astrid for our approval. Die Roten Punkte (The Red Dots) is a huge spoof and an acquired taste—which I have seriously acquired. This new show is slicker and even more outrageous than their others. Best song line comes from Astrid: “You’re like a verb. You’re always doing something to me.” That goes for Die Roten Punkte, too. They’re always doing something to you. Count on it. —JL For more Fringe reviews, go to vancourier.com.

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Nirvana Restaurant offers the best in Northern Indian Cuisine. For sixteen years, our dedicated Hyderabadi chef has been creating authentic and unsurpassed Mughai cuisine from the heart of Northern India. Choose from sizzling tandooris, creamy hormas, festive biryanis, enchanting thalis, lamb, chicken, seafood, vegetarian and vegan options. Dine in, Takeout and Delivery www.nirvanarestaurant.ca MENTION THIS AD AND RECEIVE 10% OFF 2313 Main Street 604.872.8779 $$

Local – Organic Madras Dosa House Restaurant

Madras Dosa House Restaurant is a unique South Indian cuisine in East Vancouver. We offer vegetarian and non vegetarian dishes. Specialized in many varieties of dosas, curries, and biriyanis to enjoy. www.madrasdosahouse.com 5656 Fraser Street 604.327.1233

CALLI Mexican Restaurant

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

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Radha Yoga & Eatery

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

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Moth-loving Vancouverites open up to appreciative audiences

Storytelling events connect community one tale at a time State of the Arts

with Cheryl Rossi Judging by the number of storytelling events that have spread across the city where people stand up and share their experiences with appreciative audiences, it would appear Vancouverites have a lot to get off their chests. And like a similarly formatted meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous, the true tale events build a sense of community. “The fiction side of things and the world of media and technology has made stories almost infinite,” said Sean Cook, co-host and co-producer of Telling Tales at the New Bohemian restaurant. “The kind of safe footing now is local, real stories about real people that can really generate that sense of connectedness and warmth that seems to be missing from folks who are just sitting at home watching pixels change colour.” Cook, a playwright, producer and high school English teacher, co-founded Telling Tales this spring with freelance writer Soren Burch and Ivo Staiano, co-owner of the West Broadway restaurant that hosts the twice-monthly event. They hold an open mic practice session for storytellers on the first and third Sunday afternoon of each month and select the best stories to be told again the following night. Telling Tales runs on the first and third Monday of each month and the fall launch is Sept. 20.

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Soren Burch and Sean Cook launch the fall edition of Telling Tales at the New Bohemian restaurant Sept. 20. photo Dan Toulgoet Elsewhere, writers Karen Pinchin, Lizzy Karp and Elianna Lev brainstormed The Rain City Chronicles last October and held the first chronicles last December. The timing doesn’t surprise Wirkkunen. “There’s a real

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Eat Pray Love 1:10, 4:00, 6:50, 9:35 (no 6:50 show Sept 23)

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Stories at Telling Tales need to be told without the aid of notes, in under eight minutes and have to be true. At Telling Tale events a retired engineering CEO spoke of donning luxurious, traditional black-andgold robes and dining on sheep brains in Kazakhstan, a local comedian disclosed a story of sharing an unexpected dance among the needles and condoms on Commercial Drive, a draft dodger from the Vietnam War explained how he sued the U.S. Secretary of Defense, and a “housewife” has entertained with the tale of her foray into flamenco dancing. Most of the audience members hail from the West Side, and Cook says the shared stories give residents a newfound appreciation for and something to talk about when they bump into their storytelling neighbours. It’s a sentiment shared by Joel Wirkkunen and Deb Williams, who launched The Flame monthly true story event last November. “We’re so inundated, especially in living in this age of fast-forward and technology, just getting back to the basics and what’s more simple, no rules, just someone sitting there telling you a story,” Wirkkunen said. “That’s why we call it The Flame, kind of just gathering around a fire, real simple.” With Wirkkunen and Williams’ background in the arts, The Flame has attracted writers and performers, but Wirkkunen said they’re encouraging first-time storytellers by offering the services of a story consultant to help newbies shape their anecdotes.

in Georgia when he moved to New York, founded The Moth, a nonprofit storytelling organization, in New York in 1997. The first iteration of The Moth was held in his living room and quickly grew to larger venues, today conducting eight ongoing programs and a podcast that have brought more than 3,000 live stories to over 100,000 audience members. Pinchin says she was interested in creating the seasonal Rain City Chronicles for similar reasons. “Some of the best moments at the Rain City Chronicles have been at the intermissions, when audience members who have never met before, two totally different people, start sharing stories of their own,” she said. “We just wanted to provide a comfortable, cozy venue where people feel comfortable relating to each other. That’s the kind of community I think most people want to live in.” The Sunday Story Jam at the New Bohemian runs 3 to 5 p.m. at 3162 West Broadway. Telling Tales runs from 8 to 10 p.m. The $5 admission is waived for the Sept. 20 show, which features Australian storyteller, comedian and Fringe Festival performer Jon Bennett. The next Rain City Chronicles is part of the Olio festival, Sept. 24 at the ANZA Club, 3 West Eighth Ave., at 8 p.m. It will feature writer, performer and event organizer Sara Bynoe, comedian Emmett Hall and author and CBC Radio host Grant Lawrence, among others. The Flame runs the first Wednesday of every month with the next show Oct. 6 at the Cottage Bistro, 4470 Main St., at 7 p.m. crossi@vancourier.com


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CRIMINAL RECORD? Canadian pardon seals record. American waiver allows legal entry. Why risk employment, business, travel, licensing, deportation? All CANADIAN / AMERICAN Work & Travel Visa’s. 604-282-6668 or 1-800-347-2540 KITS GRADS A Commemorative Scholarship Fund has been set up by fellow Grads to express our love for Kits and belief in the potential of youth. On Sept. 29 at 3PM come to Kits, be informed and get involved . The support of you and your Grad class is welcomed. Also Happy Birthday Class of ’48 Grads. Celebrate a group birthday lunch on Oct. 20 at the Point Grey Golf and Country Club. For information contact: Bud Mackenzie budmack@shaw.ca (604) 926 5152 Joan Gemmell (604) 987 6102 Don McComb (604) 597 7835

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Personal Messages

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ARE YOU LIVING WITH ADVANCED CANCER?

■ Researchers from UBC Nursing and BC Cancer Agency are seeking patients with advanced cancer to participate in a voluntary interview study about cancer care communication. ■ Participation in this study involves telling us about your experiences communicating with health care providers and offering opinions about how communications in the care system might be improved. ● If you are interested in learning more about the study, phone us at 604-822-8070 or 1-866-822-7080 (toll free) ● or email cancer.communication@nursing.ubc.ca ● or check our website at www.cancercommunication.ca

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FALL OPENINGS

Flexible schedules, F/T, P/T, $16.25 base/appt. Customer sales/service, Students welcome, conditions apply, will train. Call 604-676-0446 EarnPartTime.ca F/T CASHIER SUPERVISOR Retail - Night Shift at Shell Gas station (Vancouver). $16.50/hr. Min. 1-2 yrs. exp. Send resume by email: kumarshell@hotmail.com HIRING F/T PAINTER Compl.high school and min. 3 yrs of exp. req. $21 hr/ e-resume: job@painter.ca

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North Shore Auto Parts

requires ★ Automotive Machinist Assistant Please call Len at 604-985-1113 or email resume to: len@northshoreparts.com 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.

One permanent F/T Supervisor required at Bashir Auto Cosmetic, 5751 Minoru Blvd, Richmond, BC V6X 2B1. Must have experience in anti rust under-coating protection, cut polishing, use of paint, leather & fabric protection detailing and install pin strips and body side mouldings on new and used cars and trucks. Duties: Supervise and scheduling of workers, recommending additional services to clients, receive payments and assist cleaners in performing specialized duties. Must be fluent in English and able to operate cleaning machines. $17.50/hour. Fax resume to 604-270-4431 or email: bashir@bashirsauto.com

Amazing Opportunity!

Up to $800/week, no commission, benefits available. Promotion company is gearing up for its busiest time of year. We offer full paid training, and a fast paced environment. Tons of advancement and travel opportunities! Must like music & work well with the opposite sex. Call today for an interview.

Mindi, 604-777-2195

Drivers Wanted: Terrific career opportunity with outstanding growth potential to learn how to locate rail defects using non-destructive testing. No Exp. Needed!! Plus Extensive paid travel, meal allowance, 4 weeks vacation and benefits package. Skills Needed Ability to travel 3 months at a time Valid License High School Diploma or GED Apply online at www.sperryrail.com under careers, Click here to apply, keyword Driver.

LABORATORY ASSISTANT

Acme Analytical Laboratories (Vancouver), a premier BC mining laboratory, is looking to fill various Laboratory Assistant positions in Vancouver. 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 $12 (combination of base hourly rate and daily production bonus). Detailed 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. MARKETING MANAGER FT party wholesale

Salary+Commission+Subsidy +Benefits. Must speak fluent English. Fax:604-303-6769

M&P MERCURY SALES seeking a F/T Yacht Detailing Supervisor. $18/hr. 2 yrs experience and secondary school completion required. Apply: jaye-lynn@mpmercury.com

Some great kids aged 12 to 18 who need a stable, caring home for a few months. If you’ve been looking for a home-based opportunity to do meaningful, fulfilling work. Qualified applicants receive training, support and monthly remuneration. Funding is available for modifications to better equip your home. A child at risk is waiting for an open door. Make it yours. Call 604-708-2628 www.plea.ca SCHOOL BUS COMPANY Looking for Class 2 drivers. Airbrakes a plus, benefits available (Medical/Dental). For more information, Call: 604-439-0842 or fax resumes and abstracts: 604-439-1941 SEEKING DANCE INSTRUCTOR with several years of exp in latin dances. Due to clienteleSpanish lang. is mandatory. $26.50 hr/ 37.5 hr wk. e-resume: info@dancevancouver.ca

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Weststar Restoration and Contracting Service Ltd., a 20-year old South East Vancouver contracting business is looking for a full-time experienced office administrator. Required skills include excellent written and oral English, and proficiency in Microsoft office and Quickbooks accounting. Reporting to the president, you enjoy working in a one to two person office providing excellent customer service, accounting and administration to support our busy contracting team. Related experience in property management or construction industry would be an asset. Please provide salary requirement. Resumes emailed to weststarltd@shaw.ca or faxed to 604-736-0359. Only qualified candidates will be contacted. No phone calls or visits please.

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Performs variety of duties to support dept. Requires: Med. Term., MOA cert, & recent related exp; competent in Microsoft Office; excellent written and spoken English. Apply: apply-crcs@ blenheimlodge.org or Fax to 604-732-7316

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

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AUTOBODY REFINISHING TECHNICIAN Required Immediately. Full benefit package. Top wages to be paid depending on experience. Fax resume to (250) 785-2822 Fort St. John, BC.

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Flynn Canada Ltd. is hiring F/T ROOFERS & FOREMAN

Must have 3+ years experience with single or multi-ply roofing. $18 - $33 per hour based on experience, benefits available. Email: htavasoli@flynn.ca or Fax to: 604-531-4399

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health care To advertise in Employment call 604-630-3300

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THE KDL GROUP is seeking an experienced LOG TRUCK DRIVER for work in the Fort St. James area. Full time winter work is currently available. Successful applicants will be offered competitive wages and an attractive benefit package. Please forward your resume with references via fax to: (250) 996-8742.

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Returning officers are responsible for administering the electoral process in a federal electoral district. The work is varied, challenging and rewarding. You need to have management experience and strong skills in the areas of project management, finance and human resources. You must also possess computer skills.

To qualify for the position of returning officer, you must: • be a Canadian citizen • be at least 18 years of age • reside in the electoral district for which you are applying Returning officers are appointed for a 10-year period and are responsible for ensuring the integrity of the electoral process. They must remain non-partisan throughout their period in office. Remuneration is governed by regulation. Current fees for an election period are approximately $21,500. The hourly rate for special assignments between elections (approximately 200 hours per year) is $45.32 per hour. These rates are subject to annual review. Visit Elections Canada’s Web site at www.elections.ca. Click on ”Returning Officer” to download the application form, the job description and other relevant documents. For more information or for a copy of these documents, you may also call 1-800-463-6868. Applications must be received by midnight on Tuesday, September 21, 2010. Cette offre d’emploi est également disponible en français à www.elections.ca. Elections Canada is an independent body set up by Parliament to conduct federal elections, by-elections and referendums.


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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

MEDICAL OFFFICE TRAINEES NEEDED!

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

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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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Vocal Lessons. Exp’d Professional Instruction M. Mus., NATS, BCRMTA, CAEA Professional actress/singer. Private Lessons.

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Cheryl Carruthers’ Piano Studio B. Mus. U . Toronto, 3 yrs Vienna, BCRMT. 21 yrs exp. Accepting students, all levels. 604-732-3602 www.ccpianist.ca IN HOME OR STUDIO LESSONS Piano, Theory & other instruments. Allegro Music School 604-327-7765

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Voice Lessons Just For You Every lesson developed to suit each student’s potential. Discover your authentic voice through breathing exercises & posture alignment. Develop the skill to sing well without accomp. 1 hr lesson, 15 yrs. exp. Renee 1-250-721-4445

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ENGLISH/HISTORY TUTOR for high school/uni students. Quals: BA McGill, Eng. Lit. Honours; BEd Ottawa U. Grammar, essay writing, MLA, APA, Shakespeare, etc. Flex. hrs. Will travel. Contact Ms. Boyer 778-996-6153.

LEARNING IS fun when free of negative reinforcement. Training & exp. Call Tyler 604-874-3325

FOR THE BEST Elementary & Highschool Tutor Call 604-322-3909

PIANO LESSONS www.ccpianist.ca

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

PIANO LESSONS- ALL LEVELS Bernard Duerksen, M.Mus. 30 yrs exp. West side. 604-605-0962.

QUALIFIED TUTORS in your home $32/hr. All subjects. All levels. www.pdplustutors.com or call Angela at 604-421-6101

PIANO, Theory lessons. New students of all ages & levels are welcome. Linda Jentsch B. MUS. ARCT. .... Call 604-224-7935

Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet, and Recorder. Lessons By exp’d reg. music teacher 604-876-6861 www.rosscurran.com

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

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175 tables of Bargains on Deluxe 20th Century Junque!

Sunday • SEP 19 • 10am-3pm

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BIG YARD & BAKE SALE NDP-VKE Fundraiser Sat Sept 18, 10am- 3pm Backyard of 957 E 28th Ave, Vancouver. Household items, toys, kitchen stuff, gadgets, furniture, motorbikes, kayaks, stilts, costumes, guitars, clothing, books & fresh baked goods.

Sun. Sept 19th, 10am-3pm 580 West 18th Ave. (in back lane) records, old cards, antiques, collectibles, household misc.

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

Sat Sept 18th 9am-11:30am

K- FAIRHAVEN PLANT SALE 2720 E. 48th Ave (at Vivian St)

Sat Sept 18th 10am - 2:00pm

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THE VANCOUVER COURIER FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2010

MARKETPLACE 2010

Appliances

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

604-306-5134 Warranty & Delivery Removal Available

For Sale Miscellaneous

YOU OWN the most powerful computer ever-your mind. Find out how you can use it to reach your full potential. DIANETICS: The Evolution of a Science by L. Ron Hubbard Discover your mind and how it works. Price: $16.80 Church of Scientology of BC 401 W Hastings Vancouver BC V6B 1L5 vancouver@scientology.net

2070 2055

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

604-339-9335 3 locations:

3600 # 6 Rd • 4200 # 6 Rd 9111 # 6 Rd

Alder • Birch • Maple Dry, Clean Hardwoods

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TOP KNOT FIREWOOD est 1981 Dry Alder, Birch & Maple. Pick up or delivered. Rod 604-985-7193

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Furniture

www.birakfarms.com

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

2010

Lumber/Building Supplies

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

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Musical Instruments

3503

Birds

YELLOW/GREEN CANARIES, $35/each or white, zebra finches, $15/each. Call 604-939-5666

Appliances

2135

Wanted to Buy

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

You Want It We’ve Got It

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Cats

BREED BREED

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

PERSIAN & Himalayan kittens reg $600.00 up 604-939-1231 dreamhimicattery.com

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$695 $595 $795 $695 $695 $795 SHIHTZU/PUGS GOLDEN RETRIEVERS $495 (PEKEPOO BD> Registered, 1 left!) $695 WESTIE HAVENESE Registered $495 $795 SHELTIE Registered PEKAPOM $695 BICHAPOO $695 MIN PIN $595 YORKIE Registered MINI PUGGLE $595 ENG TOY/BICHON $695 SHIHTZU/PUGS $695 BEAGLE $795 PAPILLON $695 PUGGLE Registered $695 PEKEPOO $695 CHIHUAHUA $695+ WESTIE $795 DASCHUND $795 SHELTIE Registered $795 CHI-WEENIE $695 BICHAPOO $695 ITALIAN GREYHOUND $795 YORKIE Registered $795 SHELTIE-MO COCKALIER $695 SHIBA-MO $895 POM $795 SILKY(8WEEKS,REG) TERRIER $995 ENG TOY/BICHON $695 SHIHTZU-POODLE $695 BEAGLE $795 ESKI-POO $795

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$895 $795 $795 $895

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3508

Shihtzu-Poodle XX $495 Shihtzu-Poodle Yorkie-Poo Maltese-Pekingese X $495 Shihtzu $495 Pomeranian Registered, M/F Yorkie-Poo

$895 $795 $695 $695 $795

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POODLE/SCHNAUZER X, 8 mos wks, shots, deworm, declawed, doc’d tails. 3F/2M. 604-951-6890

I’m camera shy... REG CKC ENGLISH SPRINGER SPANIELS, 2 males/2 fem, 1st shots, eyes tested, 604-521-2855

Dogs

DOBERMAN PUPS. Female/ Male. Tails/dew claws done. Blk/ tan. $1000-$1500. 604-607-7433 FILA/MASTIFF GUARD DOGS owners best friend. Intruders worst nightmare. all shots, $2000 each. ready now! 604-817-5957

TNT SHARPEI Rescue urgently requires foster/adoptive homes, visit www.tntsharpeirescue.com or call Lauren @ 1.604.847-0204

GOLDEN DOODLES, Avail Sep 24th, $1250. 778-737-0146. www.foxycharliepuppies.com

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

CHILDREN Childcare Available

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

3010-03

To advertise call

604-630-3300

Music/Dance Instruction

Maureen Clare CHOCOLATE LAB pups, PB both mother /father come from a bird dog lineage father ckc reg 1st shots vet checked,dewormed. 5 left. $600 604-768-7130

Tim Stephens' Astral Reflections Aries March 21 - April 19: Work, drudgery and intensified health concerns end mid-week. (You’ll still feel a bit down, overburdened, Monday to Wednesday.) You face a month of fresh opportunities, new horizons and exciting meetings – and challenges, opposition, possible refusals. To succeed, be diplomatic, flexible, seek to join, accent other’s desires, seek permission. (You hate to do that last thing; but others hold the power now.) The extremes occur Monday to Wednesday, when great opportunities and great obstacles arise. Join/bond; if you fight, then refusal comes Thursday, and a challenge, a test, Saturday. Taurus April 20-May 20: September’s pleasure, romance, risk and creativity yield mid-week to a month of practical interests: jobs, health, machinery, schedules, etc. Think ahead Sunday, to career prospects, potential meetings with higher-ups. Fill out an application or “design” a future meeting. Pleasure still calls Monday afternoon to Wednesday eve – it’s social, flirty, entertaining. Your hopes and happiness are high! (And you’ll meet some unusual people.) Buckle down to chores, duties Thursday onward.You’ll see how giant the task is! Be quiet, contemplative. You’ll have enough energy, as Saturday night proves. Gemini May 21-June 20: September featured seclusion, domesticity, tiredness and re-examination of your basic direction in life. But midweek starts a month of romance (a co-worker?) pleasure, creative urges, risk and reward – you’ll ride a winning streak! You began to doubt your plans, hopes in recent weeks: soon you’ll see that some hopes were justified! Tackle career demands Monday to Wednesday: obstacles and opportunities mingle, might result in a career rebirth. Employment’s lucky to January. Thursday casts love in a sober light, yet raises your hopes: Friday, too. Deep sexual, financial changes brew.

Pet Services

LUXURY PET HOTEL @ YVR airport because your pet deserves a vacation too! 604-238-Pets (2387)

CAN-AM

AUCTIONS

3540

POMERANIAN X-CHIHUAHUA. And: Tiny Pomeranian. Females. $1,000/each. Call 604-607-7433

3015

Industrial, Construction, Forklifts, Farm & Turf Equip., Fleet Trucks & Trailers, Lumber, Boats, see web for more! Cars & Trucks 9 a.m. Start!!!

YORKIE OR Yorkie X Maltese Toy size, local, 604-590-3727 www.puppiesfishcritters.com

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$895 $795 $795 $995

Mon-Sat 11-7/Sun - Free Delivery - 12-6

Auctions

NEXT AUCTION October, Date T.B.A.

POMERANIAN PAPILLION Cross. Male, 2.5 years old. Great with kids! Brown/white. All shots up-to-date. Loving little dog. Moving. Asking $400. 778-386-7226

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Saturday Sept 18th 9am - 2pm

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MULTI POO Pups, non shed, 2 female & 2 males, $550, Maple Ridge 604-462-0843

$895 $895 $895 $795

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BEAUTIFUL BLUENOSE pitbull puppies. 5 males 4 females $1500. Ph 604-316-1457 or 604-751-3114

Dogs

MAREMMA PUPS for sale. 5 males, 3 females. Working parents. $450 each. 604-823-4797

$795

Up to 90% OFF!!!

#24 - 11151 Coppersmith Way Richmond 604-275-4421

3508

Dogs

$695

$895

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washers, dryers, dishwashers, ranges, cooktops, hoods, fridges

Puppy Paradise 9613 192ND Street

PIANO, SAMICK SG185, 6ft polished walnut w/matching bench, professionally tuned. pristine cond., $10,000 604-341-8226

Fuel

Food Products

Blueberries Birak Farms (Rmd)

2095

3508

Dogs

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2060

3508

Cancer June 21-July 22: The fluff exits, the serious arrives. Sunday/Monday you meet mysteries and financial considerations– and possible intimacy, sex, commitment to a lifestyle with someone compatible. Monday eve to Wednesday brings dilemmas about love, ethics and the law. Tuesday features confrontation, intriguing meetings, attraction or dispute; Wednesday brings bonding, rebirth. Yes, it could be love –or arch-enmity! You enter a month of children, home, security, food and soul Wednesday night. Thursday to Saturday can brew competing interests, cause deep undercurrents in these same zones (kids, home, etc.). Leo July 23-Aug. 22: Domestic friction grows to late October. Remember the benefits of a light touch! Also to late October, a legal, international, higher education, religious, publishing or similar involvement can end. (It might have already begun to cease last week.) This is neither good nor bad, just a natural end, so you can begin anew somewhere/somehow else. The month ahead is NOT a good time to begin a legal (or love) affair, to wed, nor to move into a new home. Careful with sex, money Tuesday, with paperwork, travel, and communications Thursday onward. Sexy attraction (and investment luck) Wednesday! Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Monetary and sensual urges grow through late October – you’ll feel restless about these, want to travel, talk, exchange paperwork or emails. This is more curiosity than consequence – you don’t have to commit yourself irrevocably to person or a project, purchase or investment. (Though you might. If you haven’t by December, you won’t.) Life is changing rapidly, but these are late-stage changes, so are weak or without a big future. The ones to build on will appear (or re-appear) in 2011. It’s wise to wait! Separations and meetings, Tuesday. Knitting together, “birth,” Wednesday.

EXPERIENCED PIANO TEACHER

JACK RUSSELL pups smooth, stubby, black & white, $400. Phone 604-701-1587

Now accepting adults, children, students & children with special needs. Dunbar area. References available.

Maureen Clare 604-228-8388

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Sept. 19 - Sept. 25

Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: A month of weariness, burdens, seclusion (and delays) ends Wednesday night. The weeks ahead bring increased energy, charisma and effectiveness. You’ll have a winner’s timing! (First timing hint: start new and/or important projects Sept. 26 p.m. onward, not immediately.) This week tests your mettle. Tuesday brings work/ health dilemmas; Wednesday brings the “birth of the new” in these. Others oppose you (almost on principle – warped principle?) Thursday to Saturday – be sober, steady, diplomatic, firm. Money “swells” to late October: steer it to you, not from you. Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Wednesday begins a month of quietude, contemplation, planning, government contacts, charitable actions and associations. Your energy levels decline. Take “power naps.” Despite an atmosphere of rest and recuperation, your reserves will be tapped, perhaps strained, by larger work demands, and heightened romantic/sexual charisma. The “love magnetism” lasts into January 2011 – a major affair lures singles! (Perhaps a burdensome one if it starts before November.) Your duties change this week. Embrace a creative/romantic “rebirth” Tuesday/ Wednesday. A lucky meeting surprises you! Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Pressures will ease soon. Wednesday starts a month of entertainment, social delights, flirtation and light romance, optimism and plans for your future. Over the past six weeks, you’ve been intrigued by a sense that wishes were or would come true – now the “reality” comes – and it’s a good one! However, your life plans, goals and wishes are changing deeply, mostly due to money factors. This is clear Thursday to Saturday. (If it isn’t clear, examine clues.) Earlier, Monday to Wednesday accent security, family: differing views are an opportunity to grow new common ground.

Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Two big things start now. One is quite usual, a month of ambition, pressure, career and prestige involvements. All these are undergoing a sea change now to 2024, as Thursday to Saturday will show. The other big thing is quite unusual in its duration: an upsurge in social joys, a mild but sweet upswing in popularity and optimism into January 2011. It could trigger sweet romance! You can use this social upswing to aid your career (schmooze with VIPs, etc.). Now through October a wish can come true about re-establishing home or property. Contact people Wednesday. Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Midweek, you move from mystery to a month of enlightenment, from research to broadcasting what you’ve learned. (Broadcasting = writing the term paper, giving advice, discussions, media appearances, etc.) Now through October, higher-ups, parents and VIPs will be temperamental, impatient (mostly due to work pressures) – step lightly, be diplomatic, smile – a promotion looms! The weeks ahead feature love, understanding, far travel, legal matters, higher education, publishing, a philosophical outlook. All these are changing “at base,” as late week shows. Start a money project Wednesday. Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: Open dealings become more private, hidden. Overt attraction moves toward intimacy. Negotiations move toward funding. Whatever was an opportunity in the last few weeks now demands commitment and serious action. Life in general takes a deep turn, into mystery, revelation, subconscious urges, sexual desires, investments and debt, change and consequence. Avoid legal involvements, lawsuits now to Oct. 28. Legal matters will also reward you, a bit in October but strongly November/December. Your charisma, energy surge Monday-Wednesday – re-tackle an ambitious administrative project. timstephens@shaw.ca • Reading: 416-686-5014


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Metaphysical

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Travel Destinations

PALM DESERT lovely 2 br 2 bath Villa on golf course with tennis & pools. KAUAI 1 br beach house on Poipu Beach with tennis, pool, surf & shop. Book early for great rates! $135 a night 604-987-3762

5005

Accounting/ Bookkeeping

Corporate Tax Returns $225 +up $20 and up for personal tax. Monthly bookkeeping $20 hr +. Specialize: construction; sm bus. accounting. Trevor 604-788-0396 SMALL BUSINESS accounting and bookkeeping, from set up to tax returns your local one stop accounting firm. 604-261-7797

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Financial Services

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Legal/Public Notices

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Re: Ilmari Johannes Isotalo, otherwise known as Ilmari Johannes Isotola, Deceased, formerly of 2851 East 23rd Avenue, Vancouver, B.C., who died on April 5, 2010 at Vancouver B.C. Creditors and others having claims against the estate are required to send full particulars of such claims to the undersigned Executor at #2700 - 700 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V7Y 1B8, on or before, October 25, 2010, after which the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received. Royal Trust Corporation of Canada, Executor. Alexander Holburn Beaudin & Lang LLP, Solicitors.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Re: GEORGE STANLEY BOULTER, Deceased, also known as Stan Boulter, Retired Business Executive, formerly of #303-3790 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia Creditors and others having claims against the estate of GEORGE STANLEY BOULTER, deceased, also known as Stan Boulter, are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to Shelley Bentley, solicitor for the Executors, Carol Pauline Anderson and MD Private Trust Company, at #410-1333 West Broadway, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 4C1 on or before October 10th, 2010 after which date the Executors will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executors then have notice.

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Franchises/ Business Opps

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

5075

7005

Body Work

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7010

Personals

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Legal/Public Notices

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS THE ESTATE OF SOLOMON ROSENBAUM, DECEASED All persons having claims against the above estate are required to send full particulars of such claims to the undersigned Administrator, at 505 Fairway Drive, Indianapolis, IN, 46260, USA on or before the 29th day of October, 2010, after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to claims that have then been received. Gadi Boukai, Administrator CLARK WILSON LLP Solicitors

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Real Estate

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6007

BUSINESSES FOR SALE

Computerized Embroidery & promo product business for sale. Established 14 years. www. home-embroidery-business.com

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-08

Coquitlam

COQ/BBY, CORA Tower. Brand new, 1000+sf, 2 BR, 2bth, appls, Gym, Media, 2 sec prkg. Near SFU/skytrn. Dave 604-787-1413

6008-30

Surrey

Sry, 6960-120 St, Harleen Gardn New 900sf, 1 BR garden patio ste, ALL appls, f/p, sec’d parking, +. $200k incls HST! 604-690-4979

6020

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6020-06

Chilliwack

OLDER MODERNIZED home 3 br, 3 bath, 2 car garage on large lot at Cultus Lake, 1/2 blk to beach. Suitable for B&B or home daycare. Will consider lease to purchase. 604-819-1555

6030

Lots & Acreage

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North Van Apt. Rentals

2 BED 2 full bath. New kitchen & appliances. Insuite laundry. 2 parking stalls. 4 blks. to sea bus in N. Van. pets ok $1600 Oct. 1 778-340-0657

6508

Apt/Condos

GEORGIAN TOWERS 1450 WEST GEORGIA ST.

1 & 2 bedrooms starting from $1150

Heart of Downtown, easy transit access. Large gym, laundry on every floor, dishwashers in all suites, in/outdoor parking.

RENTALS 604-669-4185 rentals@capreit.net www.caprent.com

2 BR 3150 Prince Edward Ave, 840 sf, 2 balconies, prkg, 3 appls, 1 yr lease, $1400 + hydro. Oct 1 or later, ns np 604-224-3580 2 BR, corner ste, W.Georgia @ Bute Coal Harbour, new reno, w/d $1800. Avail now 604-922-4344

RESIDENTIAL BUILDING LOT, New Westminster. $75,000 in services paid! 33’ x 130’. No HST! $324,888. Call 604-726-0677.

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Mobile Homes

BACH SUITE must be 55 yrs. or older, incl heat, 3 flrs with elevator, new reno, great deal, ns bus route, Rupert & 5, 604-255-7707 BEAUTIFUL APTS. 1 & 2 BR avail. Rates from $825. Call 604-327-9419.

Langara Gardens

#86 - 7850 King George Blvd, Sry. 2 BR. 55+ years old. 1 pet ok! $37,900. Lorraine Cauley, Royal Lepage North Star, 604-889-4874

MOVING?

Houses - Sale Real Estate

601 West 57th Ave, Van Spacious 1, 2 & 3 BR Rental Apartments and Townhouses located in the Oakridge area at West 57th Ave and Cambie St. This landmark property is clean and very well maintained by friendly on-site staff. Quiet and tasteful gardens, swimming pools, hot tub, gym, laundry facilities, parking and 16 shops & services. Near Oakridge Centre, Canada Line stations, Langara College, Churchill High School, Langara Golf Course and much more. For more information: 604-327-1178 info-vnc@langaragardens.com www.langaragardens.com

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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 604-761-8529 or 604-617-7383

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Suites/Partial Houses

2 BR bsmnt suite, near bus & Super Store. Avail Now. no pets, Between Fraser & Main St. incl utils, 604-324-7475

2 BR + full bsmt, 33rd & Vic., new paint, rugs, fridge/stove, np, 1 yr lease, $1725. 604-431-9544

2 BR bsmt ste brand new, 1 bath, approx 800 sqft, own ldry, clean, bright, ns, np, nr transit, school. $1200incl. Oct. 1. 604-512-2336

3 BDRM, 2 bath, upper ste. 1200 sqft, new paint, ldry, bright, ns, np, nr transit, school. $1500 + utils. Oct. 1st. 604-512-2336

2 BR bsmt suite, Kerrisdale, avail now, $1075, share wd, no smoking, no pets, on bus route, 604-943-1614

STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN No Qualification - Low Down CHILLIWACK - 9557 Williams, 3 bdrm, 1 bath, cozy HOUSE on 49x171’ lot, excellent investment property in heart of town..... $888/M VANCOUVER - 558 Taylor St, 1 bdrm + den, 2 level TOWNHOME, nr GM Place & Costco…$1,288/M CLOVERDALE - 6965-192nd St, 6 bdrms, 5 baths, NEW HOUSE, 3 suites equal BIG income, new appliances, gas f/p. ......$2,688/M

2 BR main flr, new reno, 800sf, nr Fraser & 47th, quiet area, $1250 + utils, laundry, n/s, n/p, Oct 1, 604-727-1372 or 778-887-0393 3 BR bsmt suite, 29th & Elgin, large, own entry $900 + 50% utils, ns np, avail Oct 1. 604-876-2761 or 604-649-4645 after 4pm

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3 BR garden ste grd lvl, np,ns, w/d, 2 bath, incl hydro heat $2000 Granville & 64th. Avail Immed. 604-708-0200

6545

3 BR top flr. 1.5 bath, large family room, prkg, Boundary & Kingsway, share wd & hydro, ns, np, immed. $1800 604-432-7166

Call (604)435-5555 or (604)786-4663

Housesitting

HONEST, RELIABLE, mature adult would like to house sit. Long term pref. Gerard 604-719-4674

6595

Shared Accommodation

6595-15

South Burnaby

1 BR in 3 BR hse, nr Highgate Mall, Metrotown & skytrain, n/s, n/p, $550, Immed, 604-767-0503

6595-75

Vancouver West Side

MATURE FEMALE seeks same to share 2 br Penthouse Marpole, large priv. deck, smoker ok, now or Oct 1. $700. 604-266-4809

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

1 BEDROOM & small den garden suite level. Ranger & Mt Royal. Active family lives on main level. Includes Wifi, heat/hydro, N/S $875. Oct 1st 604-929-9880

60TH & KNIGHT, 2 Br, n/s, n/p, Ref’s a must, suits quiet people, 1200 sf, avail Oct 1, $850 incl utils. 604-649-3525 BACH bsmt ste, Shaughnessy, single, mature, quiet person, N/S, cat ok, $650 incl utils. Shared coin w/d, Avail Oct 1. 604-738-8753

6605

Townhouses Rent

COMMERCIAL DR area, 2bdrm townhome, 3 story walk up, $1200 + utils, Oct 1, no pets, Call Rob 604-783-3171

6615

Wanted To Rent

DEVOTED YOGA teacher looking for quiet lodging for dedicated writing and meditation. immed. Price neg. N/S. 604-781-7589

6620

Warehouse/ Commercial

AUTO DETAILING SHOP at Kingsway/Gilley, fully fncd, 604-767-0503, canadianauto@shaw.ca

Moving out?

Co-ops

WIT’S END HOUSING CO-OP 1592 S.W. Marine Dr, Vanc. Now accepting applications for APTS; 2 BR - $916 & 4 BR $1165. By all amens. Sorry no dogs allowed. To apply please email: witsendcoop@shawbiz.ca

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6505

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Houses - Sale

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6020-01

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Real Estate Services

6005

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

Mortgages

STOP FORCLOSURES 1st and 2nd Mortgages 604-629-8628 www.Mazuma.ca

6020

6008

www.4pillars.ca

NEED CASH AND OWN A VEHICLE?

REAL ESTATE RENTALS

D33

2 BEDROOM 2 BATH – 988 SF CONDO

• Very well maintained unit and building • Gas fireplace & in-suite laundry • Freehold strata & secure parking • Across the street from park • Adult building with no rentals

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

Houses - Rent

1088 W49 Av 7 br, 7 bath, 4940sf, new reno, new gas stove & fridge, 1 yr lease, np, ns, $4900, Sep 15, Eric 604-723-7368 (Prop Mngt)

Check the Rental Section

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AUTOMOTIVE HOME SERVICES 9155

9105

Collectibles & Classics

8035

Carpet Cleaning

ROYAL STEAM CLEANING CO. Carpet & Upholstery. Move in & out cleaning. Call 604-765-8054

Auto Miscellaneous

$0 DOWN & WE MAKE YOUR 1st PAYMENT AT AUTO CREDIT FAST Need a vehicle? Good or Bad Credit? Call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599 www.autocreditfast.ca DLN 30309

9110

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

2005 NISSAN Xterra SE 4wd, 1 owner 122 k, no accid, winter tires, $19,950. 604-880-0542

9160

8055

Cleaning

8073

9125

8075

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

★ COMPLETE DRYWALL ★ By certified tradesman. Small jobs pref. 604-762-4024

Butterfly Cleaning Inc. ‘‘Moving out, Home & Office’’ Bonded, Prof & Affordable. 604-781-4374

1997 TOYOTA Camry 109K km, no acc, 4dr, auto, pwr everything, ac, air cared $5500 778-322-3314 1993 NISSAN 240, black, low km 1 owner, 5 spd, sr, power pack, mint cond., $6800, 604-505-4957

1999 OLDS Intrigue a/cared, winterized, well cared for grt family car. $3500. 604-946-6533

1999 TOYOTA Tercel 4-door sedan, automatic, 150,000 km, deep green, reliable, $2,750 neg. Tel. (604) 649-3083

2003 CHEV Malibu, 84K, auto, ac, dark green, 2 owners, $6500 obo, no accidents, 604-929-8834

2005 MALIBU, like new only 38K! 4 dr, auto. All options, golden tan w/cream int. A great deal for only $7,398 OBO. Call 604-924-2088.

9145

Removal FREEScrap/Car

2004 HONDA Civic coupe, std, 54 k, pwr pkg, ac, clean, no accid, 1 owner $10,000. 604-812-4314

2004 HYUNDAI Sonata, immac, loaded, luxury version. only 69K, 6 mos warr. remaining, dark grey w/tinted rear, black leather int, 4 snows, 1 owner, paid $35,000, now $11,000 obo. 604-926-1206 2004 SUBARU WRX 4 dr sedan, std, red, 1 owner, full service, only 57k Kms, only serious enquires. $18,650. 778-340-0212

Call 778-316-3217

THE SCRAPPER

SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL

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

9173

Vans

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 2H

9155

1992 TOYOTA Landcruiser, 4x4, right hand drive, 196K km, seats 7, diesel / biodiesel, new tires & shocks, great shape, North Vancouver. $9,500 nego. 778-838-1637

8060

Concrete

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

Reasonable rates. 35 yrs. exp. For free estimates call Mario A. FOUNDATIONS, Retaining walls, Stairs, Driveways, Sidewalks. Any concrete project. We also do all types of block, & stone work. Free ests. Basile 604-617-5813 Tom 604-690-3316 All Concrete/Asphalt Removal Disposal incls Quality Guaranteed, Free Estimates. Comm/ Res. 604-540-6567 Concrete Specialist. Driveways, sidewalks, exposed aggregate & patios. Santino 604.254.5551 CONCRETE SPECIALIST, patio sidewalk, driveway, exposed aggregate reas rate 604-764-2726 DRIVEWAY / CONCRETE REMOVAL. Free estimates. Disposal King, 604-889-2085 L & L CONCRETE. All types: Stamped, Repairs, Pressure Wash, Seal Larry 778-882-0098

E

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

Computer Services

253-0049

Family Owned & Operated

for Full-Size Complete Vehicles. Free Removal! 2-Hr. Service in Most Areas

SKBM COMPLETE Janitorial Services; Office & Res. Cleaning, 15 yrs exp. $16/hr. 604-657-8023

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

HOUR 2Service From Call

Pays $150 minimum

H.C. Office / House Cleaning Quality & Experience. Bonded & Insured. 604-725-0856

8058

No Wheels No Problem

(604) 209-2026

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

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

Scrap Car Removal

NO WHEELS, NO PROBLEM

ENVIRO MAID INSURED and BONDED. Residential. Available on a regular basis. Excellent refs. Free est. $20 p/hr. 604-685-1344

1999 FORD Windstar 162 k, auto, a/care 2012, 5 dr, 7 seat,grt cond $3600 no accid 778-839-0409

2000 MAZDA MPV. Low kms, clean and reliable. $3500. 604-984-7164. 2008 GRAND Caravan, red, stow & go, 39K, auto, 7 seats, $18,500, 604-922-7367..778-867-7367

View Classifieds On the internet at

http://classified.van.net

8070

Doors

ALL GARAGE DOORS - install new door & opener, spring repair, door removal etc 604-719-1837

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 DRAINAGE, SEWER & WATER Call Tobias 604 782-4322

*Drywall * Taping * Texture * Stucco*Painting * Steel stud framing Quality Home 604-725-8925 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

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

Contact us today for a free estimate.

Max: 604-341-6059 Licensed & Bonded

Lic. 22308

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

• FREE Boxes • FREE Storage

Insured & Bonded

Toll Free 1-877-964-4490

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 ABACUS ELECTRIC.ca Lic Elect

Contr 97222. 40 yrs exp. 1 stop! Reas. rates! BBB. 778-988-9493.

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

Excavating

# 1 BACKHOE, EXCAVATOR & BOBCAT

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

EXCAVATOR DUMP TRUCK

• Demolition • Drainage • Large Rock & Concrete Removal • Oil Tank Removal • Small Jobs • Specialty

Call Ron: 604-377-1345

8090

Fencing/Gates

S&S LANDSCAPING & FENCING

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

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

• Local 778-838-1275

To place your ad in call 604-630-3300

8105

Flooring/ Refinishing

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

8130

Handyperson

TRUSTED HOME IMPROVEMENTS

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

8160

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

8120

Glass Mirrors

DUNBAR LAWN & GARDENS

604-878-5232 Complete Home Maint./Repairs Certified Trained Pros. For that small job. Rates you can afford. Part of RJR group

Commercial/Residential 2837 Kingsway, Vancouver

Tel: 604-603-9655

8125

Gutters

604-202-6118 EXP’D HANDYMAN offering all kinds of high quality affordable services. Call: 604-828-0899 HANDYMAN - framing, decks, tiles, hardwood, roof repair. Total additions & basements. Ken 778-773-6251 or 604-455-0740 Home/Business Improvements Reliable • Clean • Tidy. We love small jobs. Philip: 604-261-1700

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

604-439-9417

• Tile roof restoration • • Roof moss removal & repairs • • Power washing • • Window cleaning by hand • • Gutter cleaning & repairs •

North Shore Based

604-346-8191

accentpowerwashandgutters.com

EDGEMONT GUTTERS

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

604-420-4800 Established 1963

DYNAMIC GUTTERS & Exteriors. Full seamless gutters. Installation repairs & soffits. All jobs guaranteed. Fully insured, bonded, WCB. Will beat any competitors price. 604-439-9417 LOW COST maintenance free gutters, best price in town. 604-600-2554 Professional Powerwash Gutters cleaned & repaired Since 1984, 604-339-0949

Free Estimates

SINCE 1997

RJR Small Projects Division

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

Lawn & Garden

HEDGING GARDENING CLEAN-UPS PRUNING

Artistry of Hardwood Floors

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

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

8087

❑ Long Distance ❑ Overseas

Senior & Student Discounts Up to 20%

J.A. CONSTRUCTION

A.S.B.A ENTERPRISE Comm/ Res, Free Est, $20/hr incls supplies, Insured, 604-723-0162

Van Lines Ltd.

❑ Local ❑ International

Drywall

604-916-7729 JEFF

Domestic

South American

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

ALL WORK GUARANTEED

Sports & Imports

1987 BMW, 325, classic, 5 spd. beige, vinyl, sun roof, exc cond. 100,000mi, $2500, 604-873-3243

MOVERS & STORAGE

Drainage

CITY LINK DRYWALL LTD WCB, liability insured. 20 yrs exp. Call Indy. Free Est. 604-780-5302

1986 ROLLS-ROYCE, 1-owner, only 56,000 km, as new. $30,000. 604-987-3876. D24627

Call ThE Experts

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

604-266-1681

WCB • FULLY INSURED

41 YEARS EXP.

HEDGE SHRUB TREE & STUMP REMOVAL FREE ESTIMATE INSURED

224-3669

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

604-618-9741

Fall Lawn Service Lawn Care

. Core Aeration . Fall Fertilization . Lime Application

Clean-ups over-seed mowing

WCB

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

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

8155

Landscaping

GREATER VANCOUVER PAVING STONE GUYS Beat the Spring Rush! Paving stone & retaining wall specialist 20+yrs exp. Fully insured ICPI installer Call for your free estimate

Kurt 778.233.5262 or Andrew 778.991.6535

Able Boys Landscaping Ltd. bobcat/lawn/cedar fence/paving stones, trim trees. 604-377-3107 COMPLETE YARD Redevelopment. Jackhammer. Hedge Install, Removal and Trim. Returfing and Drainage. Call Tobias 604 7824322

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

TOTAL LAWN CARE • Lawn Maintenance • Chafer Beetle Treatment • Aeration • Fertilization & Weed Control • Hedge Trimming Fully Insured, Free Estimates

604-347-7888 www.totallawn.ca

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

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

Flourish Lawn Care Aeration, Fertilzation, Weeding, Over seed, Clean-ups. 604-255-LAWN

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

HEDGE REMOVAL, stump grinding, excavator, concrete removal, etc Steve 604-724-3670

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

ALL EXT REPAIRS/REPLACE Fencing, stairs, decks, porches, siding. Call 604-325-4674

Landscape/Dirt Removal, Yard Grading. Free estimates Disposal King, 604-889-2085

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

DRAIN AND Plumbing maintenance. Small projects are welcomed..... 604-828-0899

SYKES LANDSCAPES - New lawns, paving stones, ret walls, fencing, outdoor kitchens - 604-454-4954

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

Waters Home Maintenance Gutter Cleaning, repairs, windows Free estimate 604-738-6606

8130

Handyperson


F R I D AY, S E P T E M B E R 1 7 , 2 0 1 0 T H E VAN C O U V E R C O U R I E R

Lawn & Garden

Moving & Storage

8185

8195

Painting/ Wallpaper

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

MASTER MATCH PAINTING Int & Ext. . GOOD PRICES, 18 yrs exp.Thomas 604-724-8648

8175

Masonry

CUSTOM BRICK & ROCK WORK

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

604-323-2083

MASONRY REPAIRS •Stone Walls •Bricks •Chimneys & more. George • 604-365-7672 NORTHLAND MASONRY. Rock, slate, brick, granite, pavers. 20 yrs exp on the N. Shore. No job to small.. Will 604-805-1582

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)

LUCKY METAL WORKS 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

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

TWO BROTHERS MOVING & Delivery. Local & Long Distance; Best Rate! Joseph 604-720-0931 TwoGuysWithATruck.ca Moving, Storage, Free EST 604-628-7136. Visa, OK

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

VANCOUVER LTD. • Fully Insured • References • Green Products

Call Today!

604-338-2339

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 PASSION FOR PAINTING Int & Ext, power wash. Free Est. WCB. David 604-942-0115

ANGEL INTERIORS

1/2 Price Painting Complete Service! Call 604-566-3766 or 604-723-1643

D&M PAINTING

Interior/Exterior Specialist Many Years Experience Fully Insured Top Quality, Quick Work Free Estimate

604-724-3832

8200

Decks/Patios/ Railings

CENTRAL DECKING Co. • Build-rebuild decks, deck repair • Specialize in seamless polyurethane membrane deck coatings

• Sundecks-balconies-patios & rooftop decks • Waterproofing

604-618-0631 jimbc2008@hotmail.com

DECKS & FENCES, gates, front steps etc. John 778-998-5591 tarasoffconstruction.com

8205

Paving/Seal Coating

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

8220

• Includes all Taxes • Licenced & Insured • Professional Piano Movers

604-708-8850

AAA ADVANCE MOVING Experts in all kinds of Moving, Storage & Packing. Different from the Rest. 604-861-8885 AMIGO'S MOVING. Delivery. Storage. No Job too Small or Big. Clean up, Garage, Basement. Call 604-782-9511 EXPERIENCED & RELIABLE MOVERS 5 Ton Truck & 2 Men $55/hr. Apts, Houses, Offices We do it all! 24/7. 604-970-6373 MOVERS FROM $25 per hour. Licensed, Insured. 604-437-0073 www.rapidexmoving.com

POPEYE’S MOVING Scott 604-377-2503

www.popeyesmovingbc.com

Plumbing

731-8875 BBM

PLUMBING, HEATING & 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, Irrigation Sprinkler Systems. 24 / 7 Emergency Service Fully Licenced & WCB.

604-729-3864

FAIRWAY PAINTING

Fully Insured 20 years experience Call 604Free Estimates

INTERIOR & EXTERIOR SPECIALS

7291234

Marty’s

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

Colour Consulting Included Free Estimate 604-733-2865

PRIMO PAINTING Interior & Exterior

* EXCELLENT PRICES *

• • • •

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

604-312-6311

RED SEAL

Drainage & Plumbing Inc.

Plumbing, Drainage, Repairs & Installation

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

604-618-4988

Certified Plumber & Gas Fitter

731-7709

drytech.ca

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

RENOVATIONS

8225

22-BUILD (222-8453) Showroom: 1230 West 75th Ave.

MOZAIK MOZAIK HANDYMAN HANDYMAN SERVICES SERVICES LTD.

Power Washing

Edgemont Building Maintenance • Power Washing • Window Cleaning • Gutter Cleaning

• Painting • Electrical • Plumbing • Tiling • Carpentry Carpeting

Tel: 739-8786, Cell: 716-8687 ~ FREE ESTIMATES ~

604-420-4800

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

A1 CONTRACTING. Bsmt, bath, kitchen cabinets, tiling, painting & decks. Dhillon, 604-782-1936 ★ BATHROOM SPECIALIST★ Tiles, tub, vanity, plumbing, paint framing. From start to finish. Over 20 yrs exp. Peter 604-715-0030 OLD garages demolished or restored. Topsoil/sand & gravel. Call Ron 604-377-1345

Renovations

from concept to occupancy

Winner of Gold & Silver Georgie Awards

– Renovator Member of the Year

Winner of the National SAM Award

– Best Renovated Kitchen in Canada

QUALITY REPAIRS & RENOS Made affordable since 1981. Int/ext. large or small, BBB Member. Free est. Chris 604-313-4830

Complete Reno & Contracting

Kitchen, Bathroom, Basement Cabinets & Countertops

604-738-7280

Since 1978

604-987-5438

www.rjrrenovator.com

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

604-318-4390 aaronrconstruction.com

604-723-8434

604-731-2443

C DAVIS CONTRACTING

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

10% Off with this Ad! Aman’s Plumbing Service, Lic. Gas Fitter, Reas. Rates. 778-895-2005

20 Years Exp. Sundecks, Additions, Finish Carpentry, Laminate Flrs, Kitchen/Bath Etc. Satisfaction Gtd. Licensed & Ins. Local Co. Call Chris (778) 549-6186

BRUSH N’ ROLL PAINTING Interior/Exterior WCB & Insured Free est. Call Richard 778-883-0593

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

Additions, renos & new const. Concrete forming & framing specialist. Call 604-218-3064

Renovations & Repairs

49

All types of Roofing Over 35 Years in Business Call for your FREE ESTIMATE

604-588-0833

Student Works

Disposal & Mini Bins

SALES@ PATTARGROUP.COM WWW.PATTARGROUP.COM

Trips start at

$49

B i n s f ro m 7 - 2 0 y a rd s a v a i l .

drytech.ca drytech.ca

John 778-288-8009

ROOFING/ RE-ROOFING Leak Repairs & Chimney Repairs

A.J.K. MOVING Ltd. Special truck for clean-ups. Any size job Lic#32839 604-875-9072

We Recycle =)

SAVE $ 604-228-ROOF (7663) Showroom: 1230 West 75th Ave.

McNabb Roofing • TAR & GRAVEL •TORCH-ON MEMBRANE •FIBREGLASS / ASPHALT SHINGLES, GUTTER & DOWNPIPE CLEANING 35 years experience

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

MACROOFING.CA

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

Cell : 604-839-7881

Residential & Commercial Tar & Gravel to Torch On Conversion Shell Busey’s Referral Network ★ Govt Certified ★ 20 yrs exp Visa & MasterCard

778-237-ROOF (7663)

POINT GREY LTD. ROOFING Established 1946

DISPOSAL BINS 4 - 40 yard bins. From $179 - $565 including dump fees. Disposal King, 604-306-8599

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

Vancouver Rubbish Removal 7 days per week, very reas. rates per load. Randy 778-899-1382

8300

Stucco/Siding/ Exterior

All Types of Roofing, Re-Roofing & Repairs

A DIMITRIOUS STUCCO Repairs. Can match all kinds textures & designs. 604-783-8869

YOUNG BROTHERS ROOFING

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

Re-Roofing Specialist!

J. PEARCE STUCCO CONTRACTING. Residential / Commercial. 604-761-6079

604-379-2641 youngbrothersroofing.com

Shingles, Cedar Shakes, or Torch-on. 30, 40, 50 material warranty Member • WCB Certified

Call: 778-896-4858

10% off ALIN Maintenance •Roof •Chimney •Skylight Repairs •All Leak Problems! 604-319-2229

Quality Home Improvement ★ Stucco ★ All Kinds. No Job Too Big or Small. 604-725-8925

8309

Tiling

kradan@telus.net

RAINBOW RENOS, 26 yrs exp. We do it all - basements, kitchens, baths, additions 778-885-0771 By Albert

We Fix The “EXCEPTS…”

Rubbish Removal

DAN (604) 339-2759

KELLY CONSTRUCTION

small ❏ You need another bedroom ❏ The carport could be a two-car garage ❏ One bathroom just isn’t enough anymore

8255

#1 Roofing Company in BC

WELCRAFT

RENOVATIONS

When your house is great except…

Roofing

WE PAY YOUR HST UNTIL OCT. 15/10

Established 1963

Free Est./Written Guarantee

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

SUNDECKS FENCES • STAIRS

PLUMBERS

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

No Hassle Quick Work Insured /WCB

CEDARWORKS

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

Better Quality, Better Service

24/7 Days A Week R EA TY Seniors Discounts 8 Y AN All Work Guaranteed WARR Very Reasonable Rates

732-8453

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

30 years exp.

❏ The kitchen’s too

AJK MOVING LTD.

Experienced Movers ~ 2 Men $50 ~

8220

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Rover would also be at home on the trails, but can’t touch the Lexus in terms of quality and features. So if you’re serious about taking a luxury SUV into the backwoods, it’s hard to beat the GX 460. Redesigned for 2010, the GX has already had its share of ups and downs. In April, Consumer Reports announced an alarming “Don’t Buy: Safety Risk” designation following test drives of two independently purchased GX 460s. At fault was the Vehicle Stability Control system, and Lexus was quick to solve the issue with a software update. In May, Consumer Reports re-tested the improved GX 460 and came away with no safety concerns. So maybe it was not a big deal afterall. More recently, the GX made positive news in J.D. Power and Associates’ annual Initial Quality Survey, ranking highest in the Midsize Premium Crossover/SUV segment. The GS and LS sedans also captured their respective groups, tying Lexus for the most awards of any brand in 2010, and perhaps reassuring customers about a company that has been racked by recalls over the past year. With more vehicles as good as the GX 460—and renewed focus on potential quality concerns—it won’t take long for Lexus and Toyota to regain their perches at the top of the auto industry. I drove the GX all over Vancouver as well as in Los Angeles and San Diego, where I fell in love with the

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The second generation Lexus GX 460 shares its platform with the Toyota 4Runner, but that’s where the similarities end. “rugged beauty” of the GX. Design—The GX 460 may be completely new, but the styling is definitely an evolution from what came before. It’s simple and dynamic, bearing some similarities to the LX 570, and evoking the “L-Finesse” design language that has influenced Lexus design over the past five years. Like its sibling vehicles, the GX combines the conservative air of the brand with a hint of energy and excitement. As noted, the GX shares its platform with the 4Runner, but where the Toyota is boxy and muscular, the Lexus is smoother and trendier, with sharper lines and less-pronounced curves. Interior styling is equally good, with an upright dashboard that reminds you you’re in a proper truck, and tasteful wood trim and brushed silver accents. Leather surfaces are exceptional, though owners trekking in the outdoors would be advised to choose black or dark grey over the creamcoloured—and easily dirtied—seats. Materials and build quality are easily best in class, giving the SUV a high-quality feel from the moment you open the door. Performance—Power comes from a 4.6L V8 with 301-hp and 329 lb-ft of torque, attached to a six-speed automatic transmission and a full-time four-wheel-drive system with a limited-slip differential. The new engine is more powerful and more efficient than last year’s 4.7L V8, but it would be nice to also see the 4Runner’s smaller 4.0L V6 as an option. Overall performance is a definite improvement over the first-generation model, but you can’t escape the truck-like handling, the high centre of gravity, and the slight bounce you get on roads. That said, the GX feels tight and in control at all times, proving very confident when cornering. Ride quality is excellent, thanks in large part to Lexus’s excellent Kinetic Dynamic Suspension, which offers three settings: Comfort, Normal, and Sport. The GX won’t ever compete with a car-based SUV for comfort, but that’s not why you’re buying it. For serious off-roaders, the best choice is the Ultra Premium model, which benefits from a host of useful features such as Crawl Control, Multi-terrain Select, off-road guidance, and a fuel-tank protector. Hill-start Assist Control and Downhill Assist Control are standard on every GX 460. Environment—Despite having a larger body, the GX hasn’t gained any interior

space. What it does have are power-folding third-row seats, which replace the removable bench seats from the previous model. They still aren’t suitable for adults, but significantly improve the GX’s overall convenience. Seats are comfortable and the mid-size GX offers decent room in the front and second rows. In particular, second-row passengers get lots of leg room. There isn’t much cargo space when the 50/50-split third-row seats are up, but folding them creates a large and rectangular space that will easily fit a lot of luggage under the tonneau cover. The second row splits 40/20/40, folding to create an almost-flat floor. It’s nice to see Lexus sticking with a touchscreen on GPS-equipped GX’s, rather than the joystick controls that are becoming commonplace in many luxury cars. Controls for the air conditioning and off-road settings are easy to find and use, but the numerous buttons and switches on the steering wheel might be a little much for some drivers. Features—In Canada, the GX 460 comes in at $60,700 for the base trim, $68,650 for the Premium, and $77,700 for the Ultra Premium. Standard features include ABS, AWD, vehicle stability control, traction control, hill-start assist, dual-zone air conditioning, power tilt/telescope steering, nine-speaker CD/MP3/WMA stereo with surround sound, Bluetooth, cruise control, smart key with push-button start, driver-seat memory, heated and ventilated front seats, power-folding third-row bench, backup camera, moonroof, rain-sensing wipers, fog lamps, front/side/ side-curtain airbags for all passengers, and knee airbags for the front seats. The optional Premium Package for the base model adds a 17-speaker Mark Levinson audio system, wood trim, three-zone climate control, clearance and back-up sensors, voice-activated GPS navigation, autoleveling Xenon headlamps, and power-retractable side mirrors. All of these features are standard on the Ultra Premium trim, along with a host of other luxury and offroading equipment. Fuel efficiency is rated at 14.1L/100km in the city and 9.8L/100km on the highway. Thumbs up—Thoughtful design; offroad capabilities; plentiful storage; extensive features. Luxury touches everywhere. Thumbs down—A bit soft and cushy, particularly around tight turns. The bottom line—The best bet for a luxury off-roader.


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