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tefan Pylarinos says he’s approached more women than any other man in Vancouver. More than 5,000. More than 10,000. And between him and the friends who eventually became his business partners, they claim they’ve chatted up, wooed, picked up or simply been shot down by as many as 25,000 women in Vancouver. “I don’t like the word pick-up artist. It has a negative connotation,” he said. “It puts the emphasis on taking. I really believe a relationship is more about trying to add value to someone else’s life instead of trying to get something. I want everyone to be better off for having met me.” The concept of giving value to the women he approaches is one of the fundamental principles of Lifestyle Transformations, the business he co-founded in December 2007 on the premise that their collective (countless) experiences and exploits can be shared and monetized. Pylarinos is 24. He continues to play the field and now coaches other men what he learned through trial and error. At a “master dating seminar” called Don’t be Alone this Valentine’s Day held in the atrium of a downtown language school, 10 men, most in their 20s, some in their early 30s and one who could be in his 50s, gather for a weekly seminar to learn how to break the ice with strangers, improve their networking skills and, yes, score a woman’s number with the intention of making plans to date her. In Vancouver, Man Meets Woman, Happy Sexy You, Social Fluency and Lifestyle Transformations are but a few examples of businesses selling advice to render heterosexual daters more attractive and appear more approachable to the oppo-

Dating coach Mick Lolekonda says men don’t want women to ask them out on photo Dan Toulgoet dates “because it can set the wrong pattern from the get-go.” site sex. There are also relationship bootcamps for couples and individual coaches, who work with clients to identify and pursue their goals. Anyone looking for snake oil will find a salesman, says Derrick Sweet, the founder and executive director of the Canadian-owned Certified Coaches Federation. “As far as credentials are concerned, we believe the number one criteria for being a coach is your life and your life experience.” Certification adds value, but he says life experience trumps training and courses in the life coaching business. He also believes good coaches can bring enormous benefits to their clients.

n my first hour-long session with Mick Lolekonda, a dating coach and former sales executive, he gives advice I don’t want to hear. I’m admittedly shocked. No, he says, I should not ask a man out on a date. Lolekonda goes on, nods his head and waits for me to haul myself up off the floor with my distressed feminist ego. He’s saying those words again: Don’t ask a man out on a date. It’s not what men want. It won’t benefit you. “Because it can set the wrong pattern from the get-go. If the woman constantly initiates, most likely the man will grow accustomed to that and let her do so until she grows resentful of

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the fact that he should lead and initiate.” Lolekonda, a certified life coach who specializes in the romantic push-and-pull of the heart, works one-on-one with clients seeking dating advice in particular. He isn’t a counsellor—not a therapist, clinician or psychologist—but speaking with him means opening up and tackling specific challenges with the tools and exercises designed to assess habits and hopefully forge better ones. He leaves clients with a reference book detailing goals and values they expressed to him. And he works exclusively with women, believing his male perspective brings added value. The recently engaged Lolekonda grew up in Morocco, Europe and the U.S. before he moved to Vancouver in 2009 from Edmonton and started his eponymous service that caters to “the professional woman.” He puts it this way: “Considering the challenges women face when looking for love, I am responsible for putting you in the driver’s seat when it comes to your dating life.” Professional women with the confidence to pursue their goals and ambitions are still encouraged, surprisingly, to take a back seat to a man who can drive the relationship on her behalf. Although he caters to entrepreneurs, careerists and the most motivated among us, Lolekonda advises behaviour that seems contradictory to the ethos of the women he calls his clients. Not so, he says. “Not to say that women can’t ask a man out but a woman should always find a way to have a man ask her out. A woman should give enough clues to men so they realize it is safe to ask her out and they will be rewarded for it,” he says. “It’s not so much a form of game playing than it is an effective way to set the right tempo of the relationship early on. Women invite, men take action.” Continued on page 5

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Continued from page 4 To paraphrase Lolekonda, who won’t divulge his fees, with my own interpretation and metaphor, a woman may be in the back seat, but she’s directing the driver where to go and how to get there. Each of us is Miss Daisy except we’re hot for the chauffeur and bothered enough to make sure he doesn’t miss our signals. “Confidently communicate your feelings to a man and the right one will make sure you’re emotionally attended to or at least will learn how to do so.” If that’s the case, you can call me Daisy.

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he phenomenon of life coaching is rapidly gaining traction in Canada and the U.S. for those who can afford it. We’re a society of narcissists, neurotics and over-achievers who seek validation of our dreams and ambitions and solace from our failures and setbacks. The shrink gained notoriety and then acceptance through the late ’80s and ’90s and now the life coach—a couch session free of Freud—is on the rise. Lolekonda became certified as a life and business coach in 2009 through Results Coaching Systems, a training organization with a reach in 15 countries that accredits coaches under the banner of International Coach Federation. The worldwide membership of the ICF nearly doubled in the past five years, growing from 9,041 members in 2005 to more than 17,600 last year. Since the federation started tracking Canadian membership, the number of certified coaches

Gwen Gnazdowsky runs relationship bootcamps at the YWCA. in Canada has tracked steadily upwards. In 2007, the ICF counted 1,200 Canadian members and nearly 1,900 in 2010. Last year, the federation had 7,600 U.S. members. Initial training with Results Coaching Systems begins with a mandatory, 36-hour entry-level course. A distance learning program for North Americans beginning in

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March costs $4,595 U.S. “It has gone from a $100 million-a-year business in 2004 to a $3 billion business at the end of last year just in North America,” said Sweet who operates Certified Coaches Federation, a training organization with the Canadian-owned Healthy Wealthy Wise Corporation. He says estimates of the size of the in-

t also surprised Manpreet Dhillon, a communications director at the University of British Columbia who hired Lolekonda as a dating coach in July. “What do you mean, let someone else be in control? I struggled with that.” She put the same questions to Lolekonda over the course of six coaching sessions: “If I like someone, and I can’t tell him, how do I show him that I like him?” Her answer may have been the most surprising of all. She came to the realization that she agreed with the advice, albeit reluctantly. “Guys like to be in control of a situation, I do believe this.” After a brief hiatus, Dhillon, 32, put herself back on the market in January. She has an online profile on Plenty of Fish, has experimented with eHarmony and also uses Shaadi, an Indian matrimonial website. Being told a straight-shooting, direct approach would not serve her in the end, she landed on the philosophy that would allow her to direct indirectly. “You’re active in the way that you’re being who you are. You’re doing the things you love,” she said. “A friend of mine says, ‘Men are the seekers and women just want to be found.’” In her experience, it worked. “The ones I initiate with, they never stick around that long. At the end, the guy should be asking for the girl,” she said. Continued on page 6

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wen Gnazdowsky, a coach who runs relationship bootcamps at the YWCA, “never encourages people to play the game. If you like someone, let them know.” Gnazdowsky built her coaching service, One Conversation, on the virtues of self-discovery and self-improvement and has been seeing clients since 1991. “I really do want people to win at love,” she said. Her advice: “Be real. Don’t play hard to get. Don’t play like you’re interested and front like it’s the guy who should do all the work.” Asked if women should refrain from asking a man out, her response is emphatic. “Oh no, no, no, no!” When Gnazdowsky tells the story of her courtship with the man she met nearly 20 years ago at age 33 and for whom she eventually moved to Vancouver from Montreal, she’s the one who initiated. “I asked him out,” she said, remembering an afternoon in downtown Vancouver when she stopped him on the sidewalk after a coaching conference they were both attending. She was smitten. But she was stymied, not sure her gestures and bright smile were enough to convey her profound interest and draw him in the direction she wanted them

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both to go. “I said to him, ‘I’m flirting with you, you know.’” She wasn’t playing, she was playful, and in so doing, Gnazdowsky naturally embodied the advice of Lolekonda that seems so parochial to her and me: “Women invite, men take action.” She initiated and was honest and open and flirtatious in her intention, but she did not actually ask him out. On reflection, she concedes she didn’t. He asked her. And before he did, she showed him the answer would be emphatic. “Yes!”

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ask the group of men attending the Lifestyle Transformations seminar how they’d feel if a woman asked for their number. “She shouldn’t have to,” said one 27-year-old. Young men who have been coached how to open with strangers, sense her interest and ask for a cellphone number welcome the idea of a woman starting the conver-

sation, “but she shouldn’t have to close.” For some, it’s the unappreciated act of “manning up,” but for others it’s simply appreciated. “It’d help me out a lot,” said another. Pylarinos believes, like magnets, the opposite polarities of masculine and feminine create attraction. “In my opinion, it’s more of a man’s role or a man’s instinct for him to pursue.” Taking charge is the most comfortable role for most men and with a woman he wants to be “able to read her and lead her.” Of the top goals for their clients, Pylarinos and his business partner Cheyenne Kamran, who is leading the evening seminar, want them to learn how to be inherently social and friendly. The three-day weekend bootcamps that take male clients to malls, parks, nightclubs and cafés to test their skills in a real-world classroom cost up to $2,000. I met clients who signed up more than once. Before the end of his lecture, Kamran drops a wise line that applies to men and women, heterosexual and otherwise, game-players, the charmless, the clueless and those seeking The One. His advice: “Smile and say, ‘Hello.’” Happy Valentine’s Day. See more on this story at

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Woodworking students display works of ‘Art in Craft’ Naoibh O’Connor Staff writer

The body of the black guitar hanging in the Vancouver School Board lobby looks almost plastic and could fool a casual observer. Detailed work created this appearance. Leon Kinloch, a Van Tech high school student, found an old destroyed guitar at Value Village, salvaged the mechanical pieces, and made his own guitar body and neck using wood from an Eastern maple tree, explained instructor Rory Brown from the secondary school’s fine woodworking program. “It’s wood, it’s just really, really well painted,” Brown said. “It’s got like four layers of lacquer on it. We really obsessed over the paint job. We wanted a neat, black, super-uniform [finish] to make it almost look like plastic.” The guitar is one of a dozen student woodworking projects on display at the VSB’s Broadway office until March 4 as part of an annual Van Tech show called Art in Craft 4. Kinloch, a Grade 12 student, also produced a tin can guitar “with a real nice banjo, sort of old-time sound to it,” according to Brown, as well as a third more ornate guitar. Grade 12 student Caydin Sitinjack built a marimba. Sitinjack and Brown researched key length and how to tune them by reduc-

Grade 11 Van Tech student Tysone Loyer spent more than three weeks carving a large wall plank. photo Rebecca Blissett ing the density of the different keys. “We got him in a little quiet office off to the side of the woodshop and he spent a lot of time hitting little pieces of wood with a mallet and figuring out how to tune the keys,” Brown said. Art in Craft 4 showcases some of the best work coming from the woodworking pro-

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gram. This year, many pieces were created in a new course within the program called Potlatch Arts, which has an aboriginal focus and teaches traditional and contemporary arts and crafts techniques. Tysone Loyer carved several pieces, including a large wall plank, which students Brian Charlie and Eric Cunningham also

worked on. Loyer, a 16-year-old Grade 11 student and nephew of renowned First Nation artist Henry Robertson, has a natural gift and picked carving up quickly, according to Brown. It took the teenager more than three weeks to carve the plank. “It’s just a long process because it’s so big,” Loyer said. “[Potlach Arts is] probably my favourite class. Even in my regular woodworking block I’m usually carving, too. Everyone’s making tables and cutting boards but I usually just work on my carving.” He wants to continue carving, but is considering studying carpentry at BCIT after graduation. “I’m definitely glad I got to keep my culture alive—my mom’s gone a little bit crazy about it—she’s making all these Facebook pages about my carving, so my family’s definitely proud of me and I’m glad I was able to make my family proud of me.” Brown’s goal is to encourage the best out of student woodworkers. “I want to get the most out of each kid that I can get out of them,” he said. The show is at the VSB education centre at 1580 West Broadway. See story photo gallery at

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WEB POLL NATION Go to www.vancourier.com to vote Have you been sent to the doghouse for forgetting your partner on Valentine’s Day? Last week’s poll question: Is the projected $17 million in annual casino revenue to the city worth having a massive gambling complex downtown?

Yes 51 per cent No 39 per cent This is not a scientific poll.

Pick your cliché for those lately waking up to the fact that Vancouver city council is on the verge of approving Western Canada’s biggest gambling den next to B.C. Place Stadium: The horse is already out of the barn; that bell has been rung; it’s a done deal.

On Wednesday evening, a hurriedly assembled coalition calling itself “Vancouver Not Vegas” pulled in a relatively feeble 125 folks—virtually all white—to the Chinese Cultural Centre to bemoan their dilemma and try to build opposition to attend city council’s Feb. 17 public hearing on the issue. Vancouver’s renowned architect Bing Tom told the audience he had just been recruited to the cause two or three days earlier and said it felt like “we are sleepwalking into this.” The casino will be run by Las Vegas-based Paragon Gaming Inc., which now operates a slew of casinos on native reserves south of the border and has a B.C. connection on its board. B.C. blogger Sean Holman first reported that T. Richard Turner was the head of the B.C. Lottery Corporation (BCLC) when he was offered and accepted shares in Paragon’s operations in Alberta, a matter Turner failed to disclose at the time. He has since left BCLC. But it’s certainly part of the reason folks have become skeptical of BCLC’s role as a regulator. There is also the fact that this is a regulator with a mandate to maximize government revenues from gambling. That would explain former NPA councillor Peter Ladner’s comment at the coalition meeting: “To put BCLC in charge of monitoring gam-

allengarr bling is like putting the Hells Angels in charge of monitoring crime.” Even though every city councillor, regardless of political stripe, has expressed concern about the impact of tripling the number of slot machines in downtown Vancouver, you get the impression they feel helplessly trapped. The decision they face to allow expanded gambling is part of a complex series of decisions that were initially triggered when a previous council (which included many on this council) agreed to allow the land next to the stadium to be rezoned. It was part of a plan by the province to develop land around the stadium to generate revenue that would pay for the half-billion dollar plus stadium renovation including the new roof. Council also agreed to give up all development cost levies and community amenity contributions most developers pay in these kinds of

circumstances. But it doesn’t end there. To build the casino and adjacent hotels, the provincial crown corporation, PavCo, arranged a swap with neighbouring Concord Development. PavCo would get more commercial usage and Concord would get more residential density for four condo towers it was planning. Then there is one more piece. In exchange for not including social housing units in those condo towers, Concord has agreed to give the city two pieces of property on nearby Hasting Street in the Downtown Eastside. The city hopes to use that land to build affordable housing. All of these deals—from fixing the stadium, building the casino and hotel, to Concord’s condos and the free land on Hastings—are intimately connected. They are a daisy chain of deals that would arguably collapse if any one link was removed. So while council wrings its hands over the prospect of increasing gambling and the likely possibility of the loan sharking, money laundering and addiction that goes with it, reversing that decision is a long shot at best. You can bet they are being squeezed as they have been in the past over decisions on increasing gambling. There’s the union representing workers and the gambling industry that has contributed to their campaign coffers while promising millions for city revenues. And let’s not forget the province, hungry as any addict for what the cash fix gambling means to their treasury. agarr@vancourier.com

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Must-read book list for elected and influential For the past four years, Canadian author Yann Martel has been mailing books to Stephen Harper. Every other Monday, the PMO’s office has received a volume personally selected by Martel, with an accompanying letter. The author of the best-selling Life of Pi has now officially called it quits. He says Harper never responded once to this one-way reading club, which began back in 2007 when Martel and 49 other Canadian writers attended a 2007 soiree in Ottawa celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Canada Council for the Arts. The Independent quotes Martel’s agent, Jackie Kaiser, who said that Harper “barely acknowledged” the gathered scribes. This “offended” her client, although “Harper had already made clear he just isn’t a reader.” “I don’t care if ordinary people read or not,” Martel told the Independent. “It’s not for me to say how people should live. But people who have power over me? I want them to read because their limited, impoverished dreams may become my nightmares.” Good point. When it comes to intellectual self-defence, there’s nothing better than a library card. And what’s good for the electorate should be good for the elected. However, an ability to reflect is critical. A book is like a mirror: if an ass looks in, you can’t expect an astrophysicist to look out. Actually, I suspect that reading and ruling are a bit at odds. Curling up with a book takes valuable time away from back-slapping, glad-handing, and arm-twisting. The Nelson Mandelas and Vaclev Havels, intellectuals who had all the time in the world during their prison years, are thin on the ground. (According to biographer Kitty Kelley, a writer for the New Yorker who once visited the Bush family compound in Kennebunkport, Maine tried to find something to read late at night. After investigating the entire mansion, he found only one volume: The Fart Book.) In the age of Twitter, a short story or essay is close to being Tolstoy’s War and Peace. And to be fair to Harper, if I was on the receiving end of Yann Martel’s biweekly books, I’m not sure I’d get through many of them. But it was a noble effort on the author’s part. He tried to harvest a reading leader, and although the seeds fell on fallow ground in this case, he was probably on to something. So here are a few media items I can imagine sending out to a

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geoffolson select list of movers and shakers. They’re not all books. • A People’s History of the United States for Barack Obama. Emboldened by the graverobbers in the Tea Party, the Republicans are busy sewing bits of Ayn Rand, Jerry Falwell and Ronald Reagan into a theocratic Frankenstein. Yet Obama, blathering on about consensus and bipartisan renewal, seems to think he’s in a Grade 6 civics class rather than a horror film. So for the Chief Enabler, a copy of historian Howard Zinn’s epic study of working stiffs and their struggles. With some historical examples to work with, perhaps Obama will learn how to tap into genuine populism, rather than quiver before a motley cast of extras with pitchforks. • Rule by Secrecy for Peter Mansbridge. Just by accepting the invitation to the 2010 Bilderberg Conference in Spain, the CBC News anchorbore agreed with a tacit gag order: you can’t report squat on this secretive annual meet up of world leaders, even if you were forced to sit in a pentagram and recite The Magna Carta backwards with Eleanor Roosevelt’s panties over your head. For mum’s-the-word Mansbridge, a copy of Jim Marr’s conspiratorial page-turner. • The Tank Man DVD for Kevin Falcon. Back in 2006, the guy ‘joked’ that “China really has the ultimate Kevin Falcon government structure,” while discussing ramming through public infrastructure projects in B.C. A real standup guy, Kev deserves to see this exceptional PBS documentary, which tracks the fate of the brave stranger with a suitcase who briefly stood down tanks in Tiananmen Square in 1989. • Two tickets to Kenny Rogers’s farewell tour for Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. The old smoothie has a weakness for men on horseback. So perhaps the sight of a superannuated country singer tossing in the towel will remind The King of De Nile that you’ve got to know when to hold ’em, and know when to fold ’em. www.geoffolson.com

According to one reader, city council ignored expert recommendations by encouraging taller buildings on Kingsway. file photo Dan Toulgoet To the editor: Allen Garr sees a (“Department for pedestrians on the horizon,” Feb. 4) for Vancouver. His editorial closes with homage to a recent visit by Jan Gehl, an international celebrity in the world of city planning. A packed UBC event featured a Gehl lecture followed by panel discussion. Two city councillors participated in that plannerfest. Back in June 2010, I cited a solid academic literature review, together with Jan Gehl by name, in six pages of comment on Norquay planning open houses. The key point: six storeys is a widely accepted upper limit to the human scale that

encourages pedestrianism. In November 2010, those two councillors (and all others except David Cadman and Ellen Woodsworth) voted to incentivize developers with a base building height of up to 10 storeys along 1.3 kilometres of Kingsway truck corridor. So much for our “neighbourhood centre” and a walkable Norquay Village! I wish all that Gehl hoopla amounted to more than superficial bandwagoneering. The implementation of Vancouver’s CityPlan in Norquay sneers at Gehl’s principles. Joseph Jones, Vancouver

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To the editor: Re: “Vancouver city hall earmarks millions for social housing,” Feb. 4. Thank you for the funnies in this article, noting that Coun. Kerry Jang deems STIR a “raging success.” With over 1,000 signatures on a petition against its implementation, is he serious? Then again, I really howled reading that the city would reassess the program at year end. Much like they reassesed the bike lane trials before making those permanent? Or like they did with the HEAT shelters Victoria had to close due to too much violence, drugs and trouble? What a farce. Vision has no clue how to assess any program’s success or failure because they’ve never done it. Nor do they consult with the public. Why start pretending now? Lin Sheffield, Vancouver

To the editor: In reference to many articles over a long period of time, and specifically to two published last week. There seems to be this steady onslaught from sources that seem to be “in the know” about housing issues. One perplexing problem that seems to constantly get confused is that of “affordable” housing and “social” housing. Let’s face it, there are no “affordable” houses in Vancouver—full stop. Affordability for new things such as housing is an oxymoron. New items are luxury. They always have been, and always will be. Those who can afford, do. Those who can’t afford, take the economical route and procure secondhand, used or rent. Social housing is another thing altogether. That is the housing, which we as

a society, deem necessary to provide to those who cannot even afford “low income” rentals at the regular market rate. We do so at an expense shared by all in the community. This sort of providing for those in need is an essential element to a caring society, and is a good and proper thing. Building “affordable” housing at taxpayer expense is simply wrong. Social housing is not commerce, it is charity; “affordable” housing is commerce. New stock housing, by virtue of being brand new, will never be in the realm of affordable (at least not in this geographical region) to any logical thinking person. That is why you will only hear about it from wacko politicians, developers or self-interest groups. Gerard Charlton, Vancouver

Columnist’s tribute to late mother very moving

To the editor: Re: “A human life travels the world like a wave,” Feb. 4. Thank you so much for printing Geoff Olson’s beautiful and touching tribute and farewell to his beloved mother. It moved me deeply. Many of us in the “boomer” generation are at an age now when we are starting to lose our parents, and I know that

I was not the only one who could strongly identify with what he was feeling at her passing. Every week I look forward to reading Mr. Olson’s column in the Courier. His intelligence, his insight and his wonderful way with words are always a joy to read. His mother would be proud. Tom Trueman, Vancouver

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Blog photos detail Kitsilano condo’s transformation. first step to their dream’s realization. The couple purchased a 750-squarefoot second-floor apartment for a price she said was between $325,000 and $350,000, set aside money for renovations and immediately began ripping out carpet and wallpaper to make their new home more livable. Neither of them have any home renovation experience. “The only thing I’d done was conscripted labour for my parents,” she said. “Painting and that kind of stuff.” They don’t have cable TV so they don’t watch renovation makeover shows. “We’re making our own drama,” Roberts said. She and her boyfriend aim to complete the makeover in a year plus two days. Their deadline is Aug. 30. “One day to celebrate and one day to get showered,” Roberts said. If they had to do it again, Roberts

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Winter Olympics began, the Olympic Village remains the focus of uncertainty and speculation. Ernst and Young, receiver for the troubled development, is poised to provide details about the design and execution of new marketing strategies for the 474 unsold condominiums. The accounting firm is expected to file a report with the Supreme Court of B.C. within the week. The city is owed $740 million for the development. Bob Rennie of Rennie Marketing Systems expects the new marketing strategy to be made public Feb. 17. Local media outlets have noted that Francesco Aquilini of Aquilini Investment Group, a development company that owns Rogers Arena and the Canucks, has expressed interest in buying the remaining condos. Ernst and Young says it has been approached by “several parties” that have indicated their interest in the development, but none of those approaches have resulted in a “definitive proposal.” Ernst and Young is assessing various alternatives for recouping money on the project. NPA Coun. Suzanne Anton noted that when it

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the city. Of the 737 condos for sale in this Southeast False Creek development, 263 have sold. Of Millennium Water’s 119 market rental units, 104 have tenants. As of mid-January, only two of the commercial spaces were occupied. COHO Management Services, an arm of the Co-operative Housing Federation of B.C., started handing over keys for the city’s 252 social and market rental and co-op units the week before Christmas. Thirty of these affordable rental units are occupied. Anton blames the lack of condo sales since the Olympic Games ended on the mayor, for casting a “black cloud” on the development. Meggs criticizes the NPA for lacking financial transparency and for landing the city in a “financial ditch.” crossi@vancourier.com

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stability of the slope where they were removed. “[He’ll] submit that to verify the slope is safe and, if it isn’t, what needs to be done to make it safe. The report will also have to deal with how he removes the roots,” Johnston said. Johnston said the city takes all tree bylaw cases seriously, but acknowledges some homeowners can afford hefty fines. “It depends on the site and the financial situation of the person who’s doing it, but what’s important is that the city is sending a message that if you do this, this is what we can do under our bylaw. There is the financial penalty, but we’re also looking at you to replace the trees that you removed.” It’s the most recent breach of the tree bylaw, but three other cases are still being dealt with by the city. Before Christmas, Arran Stephens, owner of Nature’s Path organics, removed trees on his West Side property without approval. Some were dead and dying. Stephens said he was trying to improve the long-neglected yard, but acknowledged his error and indicated he was prepared to make amends and pay a fine. There’s “nothing public yet” on the status of that case, according to the city’s communication department.

Another case involves four trees being chopped down without a permit on a property at 204 West 11th Ave., but the communications department didn’t have details about that incident. Meanwhile, final sentencing is scheduled for March 16 on a 2009 case involving a property at 6060 Olympic Dr. In May of that year, 23 cedar, cypress and evergreen trees were axed. The tree removal was inadvertently caught on camera by a specially equipped passing vehicle taking pictures for Google Street Views, which links pictures of city streets to Google’s mapping program. The property consisted of two legal lots side by side measuring 66 feet by 116 feet. The city expects the fine to be in the range of $20,000. The incident happened before a new tree bylaw came into effect Jan. 1, 2010. The highest fine imposed for a tree bylaw infraction was in 2007. Seventytwo trees were cut down on three adjacent sites on Belmont Avenue listed for $14.8 million. Realtor Paulo Leung pleaded guilty and was fined $2,850 per tree for a total penalty of $205,000. Rosy Palace Investments, which owned the properties, was found not guilty. noconnor@vancourier.com Twitter: @Naoibh

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Gerry O’Neil, owner of Stanley Park Horse Drawn Tours, told me Wednesday he’s relieved no horses were hurt after a suspicious fire broke out at his Pipeline Road facility early Wednesday morning. O’Neil received a phone call at 3 a.m. telling him a fire had broken out. His horses are in the Fraser Valley and won’t return to Stanley Park for a month. Luckily the horses kept in the Vancouver Police Department’s barn, which is adjacent to the tour facility, were also safe. But two carriages sustained damage when the tent-style tarps covering them were set on fire. The most badly damaged carriage was one O’Neil had just rebuilt. He estimates the damage at between $50,000 and $80,000. According to O’Neil, the fire is being considered an arson.

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In Wednesday’s edition of the Courier I covered early election rumours regarding the park board.

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Ian Robertson I was able to reach everyone on the board with the exception of NPA commissioner Ian Robertson who was out of town. He gave me a call Wednesday. I asked him about the rumour he might be taking a run at the mayor’s chair. He didn’t confirm or deny it but added there’s a “50 per cent chance” he won’t run for park board again after having served two terms. He said he might want to focus more time on his family, his career and shedding the extra 10 pounds he’s put on since being elected to park board six years ago. “I haven’t had much time to hit the gym,” said Robertson. I also asked him if Green Party commissioner Stuart Mackinnon had been approached by the NPA to run for council. I’ve heard two versions of that rumour— one that includes Mackinnon being approached to run as part of a multi-party coalition and another that has him joining the NPA. Robertson said the story was news to him, but added

What do Vancouver and New York City have in common, besides well-dressed dogs? Both recently banned smoking on beaches and in public parks. The Vancouver park board actually beat NYC to it, implementing the smoking ban here last September. According to a story in the New York Daily News, NYC council voted 36 to 12 last week to approve the ban. The Vancouver smoking ban includes sports fields, courts and ball diamonds, as well as playgrounds, pathways, trails, the seawall and public golf courses. Across the city the ban includes green spaces, access streets, sidewalks and parking lots. According to the article, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg initially questioned the proposal—until he saw a photograph of more than 1,000 cigarette butts heaped together on the beach at Coney Island. The New York smoking ban will be largely self-policed, while in Vancouver park rangers have the authority to issue tickets, which cost $250 for a first offence. sthomas@vancourier.com Twitter: @sthomas10

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Motorcycle repair shop teaches tools of the trade Sandra Thomas Staff writer

When Paul Malowany was a teenager in 1975, he needed to repair a flat tire on his motorcycle. Malowany, now a motorcycle mechanic, took his beloved motorcycle to a West Side shop where his tire was fixed. But he was charged $100. “As a kid I’d never even seen $100,” said Malowany. “I told them I had $25 and they said OK, we’ll take your $25 and you can work the rest off over three months.” In those three months of pushing a broom around the shop and holding flashlights and

tools for mechanics, Malowany absorbed as much information as he could about motorcycle repairs. “I’d listen to those guys and between ‘F’n this and F’n that,’ the information started to stick,” he said. Malowany dreamed of owning his own shop. That dream came true last May when Malowany and business partner Simon Travis opened Motomethod Community Motorcycle Repair Shop on Frances Street, where they rent out benches, bays and tools and teach teenagers how to repair their own flat tires. And not just teenagers. The age range of the clientele fre-

quenting Motomethod runs from 16-year-olds to seniors, including some veterans. Women, including several grandmothers, make up 30 per cent of the 100-plus members of the cooperative. Membership costs $100 and includes, coincidently, free tire changes, one free pickup, discount on parts and tires, access to the shop and winter bike storage for $1 a day. The shop offers classes and tools are available for rent. “Everyone gets along,” Malowany said. “It’s disarming because you don’t know what the guy next to you knows, so when you see him TIG welding in the machine shop you bow

together as a way to strengthen their relationship. They bought a motorcycle, joined the co-op and now spend two hours at a time working on the bike together. “They take stuff off and they put it back on,” said Malowany. “And while they’re doing that they talk and grumble at each other and then laugh and joke with the rest of us. I had no idea we’d be selling therapy, too.”

down to him. We can be your instructors, but you can learn a lot from the guy next to you, too.” Malowany said the need for proper tools led to the idea for the co-op because he and his friends with motorcycles were constantly borrowing from each other. As far as Malowany knows, Motomethod is the only motorcycle repair cooperative in Metro Vancouver. Malowany said there’s been an unexpected twist to the community shop. A married couple, who did not have motorcycle licences, were told by their counsellor to work on a project

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On Feb. 20, the Retro Design & Antiques Fair (winter edition) returns to Commercial Drive. About 175 different vendors are participating in the one-day fair that will have selections of vintage and estate jewelry, mid-century modernist decor, linens and textiles, old kitchen collectibles, period lighting and fixtures, retro glam accessories, collector dolls and toys, pop culture classics, boho and shabby chic design, country stuff, advertising and memorabilia, holiday collectibles, decorative pottery and glass and sterling silver. Patrons can also learn about the value of their treasures for a fee. The fair is at the Croatian Cultural Centre, 3250 Commercial Dr. from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $5. Call 604-980 3159 or visit 21cpromotions.com for more information.


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jeffreyhansen-carlson of enforcing cycling-related laws. People who don’t ride bikes should not be representing the interests of cyclists. People who make an issue out of nothing are drains on society. Finally, less regulation is always better than more. Registering your bike is smart, but no amount of regulation will make stupid people smart. If you choose to register your bike, visit CanadaBikeRegistry.com, pay your $10 and have your bike registered. That sounds simple, doesn’t it? It’s not necessary to continue the registration debate, unless of course someone stands to gain a vote or two by beating a dead horse. Registering yourself as a

rider is less smart. Let’s take baby steps. If the police have no interest in the cyclists that have tossed the rulebook in the trash then how can we expect them to police rider registration, too? You have to crawl before you can walk and walk before you can run. When it comes to policing the set of cycling-related laws that exist today, police are in the fetal position, pre-crawl. Insuring a rider is also less smart. There are two types of accidents that occur on bikes: the kind where the rider makes an error and solo crashes, and the kind where the rider is hit by a car. If a car hits you, and you live, presumably you are covered under the guilty party’s auto insurance policy. If you have the misfortune of a solo crash it is no different than tripping over a crack while on a stroll along the pier. Should walkers be required to have insurance? The answer is never regulation—it’s common sense and I’m not the only cyclist with a little bit of it. Jeffrey@theroadiescholar.com

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2. Winsor Gallery (3025 Granville St.) presents Tales from the Outskirts—an exhibition of new paintings by Plaskett Award winner Vitaly Medvedovsky. The troll friendly exhibit runs until March 5 with an opening reception Feb. 12, 2 to 4 p.m. More info a winsorgallery.com. 3. New Jersey crooner Nicole Atkins and her band the Black Sea play an early show at the Media Club Feb. 11, 7:30 p.m. in support of her soulful and rootsy sophomore album Mondo Amore. Cotton Jones opens. Tickets at Zulu, Red Cat Records, Highlife and through Ticketmaster.

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It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of flash mobs as a relevant and at times subversive cultural phenomenon. Flash mobs were born early in the past decade, and involved large groups of people gathering in public places to perform brief acts of entertainment, satire or silliness that appeared spontaneous, but were actually extremely coordinated, usually through social media tools such as Facebook and Twitter. Flash mobs enjoyed an adventurous childhood, taking the form of pillow fights, zombie walks and choreographed dance routines in malls to raise awareness for serious causes or to promote cellphone launches. Showing signs of fatigue and corporate co-option, the health of flash mobs waned, as companies such as Microsoft, Cheetos and even Oprah Winfrey got in on the phenomenon. After thousands of increasingly cute and degrading scenarios, flash mobs finally succumbed to over exposure, strategic marketing and irrelevancy, and died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011 at 2:30 p.m. with a “SkyTrain Flash Mob Organized to Promote John Furlong’s New Book, Patriot Hearts:

4. Dinosaur Jr. bassist, Sebadoh frontman, Folk Implosion main dude and all around indie rock icon Lou Barlow stops by Zulu Records (1972 West Fourth) for an instore performance Feb. 11, 7 p.m. After the music-nerd love-in, he’ll haul his mopey carcass across town to the Rickshaw Theatre for a show with Sebadoh and guests Quasi. Tickets for the full-on concert at Red Cat, Zulu, Highlife Records and ticketweb.ca.

Inside the Olympics That Changed a Country.” We received a very real email Wednesday, informing us of the sad news. “In order to promote former VANOC CEO John Furlong’s new book... Douglas & McIntyre has organized a SkyTrain ‘flash mob’ for tomorrow, Thursday, February 10 starting at 2:30 p.m.,” it read. “Meeting at the Columbia SkyTrain Station at 2 p.m., 50 ‘Blue Jacket’ volunteers from the 2010 Olympics will board the train clad in their signature jackets, reading their copy of Patriot Hearts. At the Main Street/Science World Station, John Furlong himself will board the train, shaking hands with the Blue Jackets and signing copies of the book.” Wiping away our tears, we continued to read the touching email: “Should your media outlet wish to cover this event, please arrange for cameras and reporters to be at either the Columbia SkyTrain Station at 2 p.m. or the Main Street/Science World SkyTrain Station at 3:10 p.m. The Blue Jacket train will pull in to this Station at 3:21 p.m., disembark there to meet John and re-board at 3:27 p.m. heading westbound to Waterfront Station.” Flash mobs leave behind their loving children Michael Jackson Thriller Dance and Pantless

Subway Ride, and hundreds of identical T-shirtwearing grandchildren who don’t like global warming or are against breast cancer or are pro gay marriage or something like that. A memorial flash mob will be held in a yet-to-be announced public place to be tweeted at a later date and may or may not involve pajamas, a giant dodge ball game, or talking like a pirate. In lieu of flowers, the family politely requests that you make a donation to the orphan pillowcase fund. Rest in peace.

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As our mortgage-strapped father used to say, if life gives you lemons, rebrand them Yellow Orbs of Tartness. That seems to be the approach with the beleaguered Olympic Village development since it went into receivership four months ago. According to various city blogs, a new plan is in place to help Olympic Village get its mojo back through reduced prices, reduced fees and, most importantly, a new name: The Village on False Creek. Zzzzzzzzzzz. Apparently, names such as Robertson’s Downfall, Athletes Pillage and Bowl of Green Apples on a White Modern Table were already taken.


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While the Okanagan Valley may well be synonymous with B.C. wine, a few visionaries continue to push the viticultural boundaries, literally. The fertile Creston Valley is home to Baillie Grohman Estate, established by Calgarians Bob Johnson and Petra Flaa. Longtime visitors to the region, they planted a 15.5 acre vineyard (Pinot Gris, Chard. Gewurz and Pinot Noir) on a well-drained, south-facing slope above the Goat River in 2007. Making the wines is Kiwi winemaker Dan Barker, who says the region (which is moderated by Kootenay Lake) reminds him of Central Otago. And yes, the wines are all in screwcap. The winery is named after William Baillie-Grohman, who was among the first to recognize the agricultural potential of the valley when he arrived in 1892 with a vision on a grand scale to build a vast system of dikes. Throughout the Kootenays, as well as the North Okanagan at this time, there was plenty of interest in opening up the area, to fruit farming in particular, and Baillie-Grohmann was successful in getting at least a part of his scheme under way. However, thanks to government hurdles, floods—and most notably, the considerable influence of the CPR—the adventurer and author, who died in 1921, never lived to see the final completion of his “grand scheme” by Kootenay Power & Light in 1930. These are early days, with stillyoung vines, but the initial releases show promise. Much like the local pioneer the name celebrates, this is

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Guarantee: your own family will seem like one big, happy family after seeing this Arts Club production. In the course of three hours, American playwright Tracy Letts gives us addiction, infidelity, suicide, incest, racial intolerance, greed and the groping of a 14-year-old—all served up à la Neil Simon. The fact that August: Osage County won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play says a lot about American taste and nostal-

gia for the truly great American plays of the past. Letts conflates Martha from Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and Mary Tyrone from Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night and puts the resulting character, Violet Weston, into a Tennessee Williams’ month-of-August pressure cooker. And what a piece of work is Violet with her wild swings from razor-sharp verbal flaying to whimpering, poor-me, snivelling. Under Janet Wright’s direction, actor Nora McLellan not only rides this emotional rollercoaster, she runs it. When Violet, sucking on a cigarette or popping tranquilizers by the handful, scans the family living room for someone—anyone—to trash, McLellan is downright hawk-eyed. Continued next page

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Continued from page 29 When Violet’s husband Beverly, a marriage-weary, retired professor and sometime poet (ruefully portrayed by Sean Allan), goes missing, the three Weston adult daughters return to Pawhuska, Oklahoma to support their mother. Eldest daughter Barbara (Karin Konoval), recently separated from husband Bill (Andrew Wheeler), hasn’t visited for years and has kept their 14-year-old daughter Jean (Anais West) away from her grandparents—for good reason. As Beverly puts it before he goes AWOL, “My wife takes pills and I drink. That’s the bargain we’ve struck.” Middle daughter Ivy (Wendy Noel), living closer to home, has shouldered the burden of her parents’ decline and has failed, at 40-something, to maintain a committed relationship with anyone, although she’s overly fond of her cousin Charlie (John Murphy). Karen, the youngest (Megan Leitch), is a flake and is now engaged to Steve (Mackenzie Gray), a dope-smoking business-type who has a taste for young flesh. If this reads like a soap opera, it is. It’s laugh-out-loud funny at times, and there are moments when the entire audience shares an “uh-oh” moment as yet another cat claws its way

Nora McLellan, as hawk-eyed matriarch Violet Weston, doesn’t just ride an emotional rollercoaster, she runs it. out of a bag. But there’s not enough here to warrant three hours, and it turns into not exactly a whodunit but more like an “I-dunit.” The production, however, with cutaway two-story interior set by Ted Roberts, is splendid, as are the performances. McLellan is magnificent using her wicked laugh and malevolent grin to advantage. Noel,

Leitch and Konoval bring individuality to each of Violet’s daughters whilst dredging up old sibling rivalries. Konoval puts a chill in the air when she turns into her mother right before our eyes. Susinn McFarlen, as Mattie Fae, is almost as bad, in a funny way, as her sister Violet, and you can feel the audience silently cheering when Mattie Fae’s husband (played by Brian Linds) puts her in her place. Young Anais West looks like she might know a thing or two about teenage attitude she’s so good at it; and Quelemia Sparrow is quietly stoic in the midst of all the sniping going on around her character, First Nations Johnna. The New York Times’ Charles Isherwood had this to say following the Broadway opening: “August is probably the most exciting new American play Broadway has seen in years. Oh, forget probably: It is, flat-out, no asterisks and without qualifications, the most exciting new American play Broadway has seen in years.” Under the direction of Wright (who would have made a damn fine Violet, too), this is a terrific shot at a play that doesn’t deliver anything like the great American playwrights of the past: Albee, Williams, O’Neill or Arthur Miller. Poor Broadway. joled@telus.net

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Chic Gibson remembers the chicken inns, jazz clubs and “cat houses” that used to populate Vancouver’s East End. So it’s fitting that the 78-year-old Downtown Eastside-raised actor will be master of ceremonies for a musical tribute to Vancouver’s historic black neighbourhood. East End Blues and All That Jazz runs Feb. 18 to 20 at the Firehall Arts Centre with gospel, jazz, blues, stories and images from after the First World War to the 1970s. Pianist and musical director Bill Costin and bassist Timothy Stacey will accompany singers Candus Churchill and Tom Pickett in the show that will celebrate Black History Month with tunes by the likes of Otis Redding, Duke Ellington and Jelly Roll Morton. The late famed Broadway actor, singer and activist Denis Simpson and Vancouver Moving Theatre’s Savannah Walling created the journey down memory lane,

which premiered in 2006. They interviewed old-timers from the neighbourhood including Gibson’s late brother Leonard and his sister Thelma, who sings in East End Blues. By the time they got to Gibson, his siblings had already told all the stories he could have shared, he says. But he adds there are a few things he was able to clear up, like whether Jimi Hendrix actually played at the Smilin’ Buddha. “I said I was there and he worked with the band and yes he did,” Gibson said. “He was a hard-to-get-to-know kid. He was playing a crazy music as we used to call it in those days… This is when he was experimenting. He was experimenting on the people there… He got fired from there.” Gibson recalls the Fountain Chapel on Dunlevy near Prior with its “90 per cent” African-Canadian congregation and its Methodist preachers who were imported from the U.S. “It was very, very Southern and lots of singing and lots of raucous preaching,” Gibson said. He also remembers Hogan’s Alley, which was east of Main Street between Union and Prior, near the east end of the Georgia viaduct.

Chic Gibson, Candus Churchill and Tom Pickett perform and share stories East End Blues and All That Jazz, Feb. 18 to 20 at the Firehall Arts Centre. A proposed and opposed freeway system in the 1970s triggered the demise of the neighbourhood. Gambling houses and brothels, chicken shacks, stables for horses from Hastings Park, and old-fashioned Italian bootleggers populated Hogan’s Alley. “All the good stuff. It was all down in that one little area,” Gibson said. During the Depression, getting by got extra tough. “Women prostituted and did things like that. They needed to put food on the table. They did what they had to do to survive. My mom could cook so she cooked.”

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Gibson’s relations had moved from Texas by way of Oklahoma to Winnipeg in 1911. His parents moved the family west from Edmonton and ran the Country Club that eventually moved to 473-475 Powell Street. His mom cooked southern fried chicken, his dad cooked steak and they served up Texas-style hot tamales in a restaurant decorated with red-and-white checked tablecloths and matching gingham curtains. Snippets of interviews with Gibson’s mother are included in the show. Gibson’s cousin Ernie King, who ruled the slide trombone, ran

the Harlem Nocturne jazz club through the 1960s and into the 1970s alongside local jazz hotspots that included the Patricia Hotel and the Mandarin Gardens. These venues are among the places where Gibson, Thelma and Leonard sang and danced in their youth, growing up to be accomplished artists, performing in Vancouver’s first live television show, Bamboula, and touring internationally and across Canada. Leonard became the first black dancer in Canada to train in classical ballet. He choreographed and taught across North America and in Europe. Leonard performed in East End Blues and All that Jazz in 2006. The winner of a Harry Jerome Lifetime Achievement Award from the Toronto-based Black Business and Professional Association died in 2008, so Gibson now fills his brother’s shoes. Gibson enjoys sharing the tales of days gone by. “Some of my old buddies come and say, ‘I haven’t seen you in 50 years,’” the resident of New Westminster said. “And it’s true.” For more info, see firehallartscentre.ca or phone 604-689-0926. crossi@vancourier.com


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*CONNECT WITH YOUR FUTURE* Learn from the past, Master the present! Call A True Psychic NOW! $3.19min 1-877-478-4410 (18+) 1-900-783-3800 Answers to all your questions!

PRACTICAL NURSING 52 Week Program

Programs include weekly clinical rotations. Biology & Math for Nursing at no extra charge*

604-540-2421 www.chcabc.com *Call for details

OPEN HOUSE MARCH 8TH 6-8PM

CANADIAN HEALTH CARE ACADEMY

We Believe in You.

Sprott-Shaw Community College has been training students in BC for over 107 years. We want you to be a success story too!

PRACTICAL NURSING PROGRAM

Morning & Evening Classes Available Career Opportunities: Practical Nursing Free Biology Upgrading.

START DATE MARCH 7

Sprott Shaw is the Largest Practical Nursing Trainer in BC and is one of the Largest in Canada!

Health Care Assistant Program

(Formerly Resident Care Attendant Program) Health Care Attendants and Community Health Workers have an important contribution to make to BC’s Health Care system.

Includes: Crisis Prevention Management & Palliative Care

Community Support Worker/ Social Services

SIBERIAN HUSKY Timberwolf pups, $900. 250-295-6280 dalenterry@gmail.com

Eary Childhood Education

Career Opportunities: Early Childhood Educator,

Child Care Supervisor, Child Care Centre Director

Accounting/ Bookkeeping

ACCOUNTING & TAXATION for small business, financial statements and personal taxes. SYLVIA SY, CGA 604-732-5511 Corporate Tax Returns $225 +up $20 and up for personal tax. Monthly bookkeeping $20 hr +. Specialize: construction; sm bus. accounting. Trevor 604-788-0396

STANDARD POODLE pups, CKC reg. brown, black & cream, Chwk. 604-823-2467 ..302-1761

3540

Pet Services

• Bookkeeping Services • Construction Specialist • Late Filers - GST & Taxes •Expect LARGER Refunds Sparkle Clear 604-433-1548

5020

Computer/ Internet

COMPUTER SOLUTIONS 604-721-8434.. 15 yrs experience Cert. Prof. aplusconnectivity.ca CARPET RESTORATION/CLEANING Stain & Pet’s Odor Specialist Guaranteed Winter Special 15% OFF 604-536-7627 www.Emerald.ChemDry.ca

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.

Lost?

Fri, Feb 11th, 5 - 7 pm Sat, Feb 12th, 9am - Noon

classified.van.net

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5035

Financial Services

Cut Your Debt by up to 70% DEBT Forgiveness Program Avoid Bankruptcy, Stops Creditor Calls. Much lower Payments at 0% Interest. We work for You, not Your Creditors.

Call 1-866-690-3328 www.4pillars.ca

5005

5040

Business Opps/ Franchises

#1 JANITORIAL FRANCHISE Customers, (Office Cleaning), Training and support. Financing. www.coverall.com 604-434-7744 info@coverallbc.com HOMEWORKERS NEEDED!!! Full /Part time positions available - Will train. On-Line Data Entry, Typing Work, E-mail Reading, PC/Clerical Work, Homemailers, Assembling Products. HURRY, SPOTS GO FAST! www.CanadianJobsFromHome.com

Legal Services

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

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Money to Loan

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✔Do you Own a Car? ✔Borrow up to $10000.00 ✔No Credit Checks! ✔Cash same day, local office

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on next page

Accounting/Bookkeeping

7005 • Fast, Accurate, Friendly • Year-Round Service • Accounting & Bookkeeping • Instant Tax Refund • US Tax & Corporate Tax • Monday-Friday – 9am-7pm Office Locations:

Vancouver: 2530 East Hastings Street, Vancouver V5K 1Z3 604-258-9499 Burnaby: 4331 Hastings Street, Burnaby V4N 1L6 604-293-1335

Call: 1-866-871-1040

Body Work

ABSOLUTELY the ultimate full body massage. Female avail 8am - late. in/out. 604-771-4210 FOOT GODDESS DOWNTOWN First try $29/1hr Reg $45/1hr Full package $400/12hrs

Foot and Body Massage

1288 Granville St. Vancouver 604-331-0202 or 604-339-4933

MASSAGE FOR THE OLDER GENTLEMAN... 40 plus

778-863-0811 RELAXING MASSAGE very clean/private. 9am-11pm, 7days, D/town & Kits. Anie 604-684-8773

RELAXING SWEET FULL BODY MASSAGE 604-321-8296

**RELIEVE ROAD RAGE**

604-739-3998

Call our East Vancouver Campus

www.sprottshaw.com

5060

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• SMALL CLASS SIZES • MONTHLY INTAKES • FINANCIAL OPTIONS • CAREER FOCUSED PROGRAMS • FREE LIFETIME UPGRADING • JOB PLACEMENT ASSISTANCE

251-4473

INDOOR FLEA MARKET AT KILLARNEY COMMUNITY CENTRE Saturday, Feb 26 10am to 3pm This 'Community Garage Sale' is held in our gymnasium with over 65 vendors with a variety of goods. For more info, please visit our website at www.killarneycentre.ca or call (604) 718-8201.

TAPESTRY THRIFT SHOP

Get in. Get Out. Get Working.

(604)

K

Roger Chung, CGA Tax, bookkeeping, accounting, payroll, acct systems. #221 - 515 West Pender www.rogerchung.com 604 628-1960

Small Business & Personal Taxes

Career Opportunities: Child & Youth Care Worker, Women’s Shelter Worker, Family Place Worker, Teen Pregnancy & Parenting Counsellor, Settlement/Newcomer’s Service Worker

5005

H - WILSON HEIGHTS ★ THRIFT SALE ★ 1634 East 41st Ave (at Argyle)

Metaphysical

604-630-3300

ACCESS TO PRACTICAL NURSING

EW33

GARAGE SALES

cont. from previous page

Cheryl Carruthers Piano Studio Lessons, all levels. 21 yrs exp. 604-732-3602 www.ccpianist.ca

Hilltop Academy 604-930-8377

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2011 THE VANCOUVER COURIER

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THE VANCOUVER COURIER FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2011

RENTALS 6505

Apartments & Condos

1 BR corner apt 750sf, good views, nr bus/shops, inste w/d, ug prkg, community lounge for seniors 55+, 2740 W. King Edward, $1340/mo, ns np, Phone 10 am 4pm Mon -Fri . 604-671-0965

6508

Apt/Condos

1 BACH suite 5976 Cambie St. Vcr.$700/mth Open house Sunday 3pm -3:30 604-418-3858

1105-1146 Harwood St 1Br, 1 bath, shared wd, 500sf, leave, np, ns, avail now, $1100. Royal Pacific Prop. Eric 604-723-7368

6508

Apt/Condos

GEORGIAN TOWERS

1 & 2 bedrooms starting from $1150

1 & 2 bdrms starting at $1050

1450 WEST GEORGIA ST.

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

LEGALS Legal/Public Notices

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Notice is Hereby Given that Creditors and others, having claims against the estate of Charlene Diane Mason, formerly of 2596 Pandora Street, Vancouver, BC, V5K 1V8, Deceased, who died on November 13, 2010, are hereby required to send particulars thereof to the undersigned Executor, c/o Scott Mason, 2596 Pandora Street, Vancouver, BC, V5K 1V8, on or before March 7, 2011, after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only for claims that have been received. Scott Mason, Executor.

5505

BUY T SELLIT FINDIT BUY SELL T FIND T I I I IT

6508

Apt/Condos

VANCOUVER

Water & heat incl. Trendy area off Robson Street. Minutes to the beach. Move in bonus. Call for details.

RENTALS 604-682 8422

www.caprent.com

604-630-3300

5505

DOLCE New 2403 - 535 Smithe 2 Br + flex, 727sf, lease, np, ns, $2200. now, Eric 604-723-7368 Royal Pacific Prop Mngt

Spacious 1, 2 & 3 BR Rental Apartments & Townhouses. Heat, hot water & lrg storage locker included. Many units have spacious patios & balconies with gorgeous views. Tasteful gardens, swimming pools, hot tub, gym, laundry, gated parking, plus shops & services. Near Oakridge Centre, Canada Line stations, Langara College, Churchill High School & more. Sorry no pets. www.langaragardens.com

6510

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS RE: THE ESTATE OF JOSSELYN WALKER FRIEDSAM, DECEASED NOTICE is hereby given that Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of JOSSELYN WALKER FRIEDSAM, late of 304-7580 Columbia Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, who died on May 28, 2010 are hereby required to send them to the undersigned Executor c/o 700 - 401 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6B 5A1, on or before March 5, 2011 after which date the Executor will distribute the said Estate among the parties entitled thereto, having regard to the claims of which he has notice. Alexander Leslie Watson Executor By: Richards Buell Sutton LLP Attention: Patrick (Rick) Montens

NOTICE OF INTENT RE: LIQUOR CONTROL AND LICENSING ACT APPLICATION FOR A LIQUOR PRIMARY (LP) AMENDMENT An application for a structural change has been received by the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch from Hotel Georgia, located at 801 West Georgia Street. Current licensed hours are between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 midnight from Monday to Saturday and 11:00 a.m. to 12 midnight on Sunday. The renovated space will impact a capacity increase from 40 to 73. Residents and owners of businesses located within a 0.5 mile (0.8 km) radius of the proposed site may comment on this proposal by 1) Writing to: THE GENERAL MANAGER C/O Licensing Analyst LIQUOR CONTROL AND LICENSING BRANCH PO BOX 9292 Victoria, BC V8W 9J8 or 2) By email: lclb.lclb@gov.bc.ca PETITIONS AND FORM LETTERS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. To ensure the consideration of your views, your comments, name and address must be received on or before February 25th, 2011. Please note that your comments may be made available to the applicant or local government officials where disclosure is necessary to administer the licensing process.

NOTICE OF INTENT RE: LIQUOR CONTROL AND LICENSING ACT APPLICATION FOR A LIQUOR PRIMARY (LP) AMENDMENT An application for a structural change has been received by the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch from Hotel Georgia, located at 801 West Georgia Street. Current licensed hours are between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 a.m. from Monday to Saturday and 11:00 a.m. to 12 midnight on Sunday. The renovated space will impact a capacity increase from 139 to 175. Residents and owners of businesses located within a 0.5 mile (0.8 km) radius of the proposed site may comment on this proposal by 1) Writing to: THE GENERAL MANAGER C/O Licensing Analyst LIQUOR CONTROL AND LICENSING BRANCH PO BOX 9292 Victoria, BC V8W 9J8 or 2) By email: lclb.lclb@gov.bc.ca PETITIONS AND FORM LETTERS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. To ensure the consideration of your views, your comments, name and address must be received on or before February 25th, 2011. Please note that your comments may be made available to the applicant or local government officials where disclosure is necessary to administer the licensing process.

Co-ops

WIT’S END HOUSING CO-OP 1592 S.W. Marine Dr, Vanc. Now accepting applications for APTS; 2 BR - $916. By all amens. Sorry no dogs allowed. To apply please email: witsendcoop@shawbiz.ca Or mail: Box 409 - 1592 SW Marine Dr, Vancouver V6P 6M1

Moving out?

Legal/Public Notices

6522

Furnished Accommodation

HOMAWAY INNS Specializing in furn accom in the Westend Vancouver at reas rates. call 604-684-7811 or visit www.homawayinns.com

6540

LANGARA GARDENS 601 West 57th Ave, Van

Call 604-327-1178

Legal/Public Notices

Apt/Condos

BEAUTIFUL SUITES Marpole area. Bach, 1 & 2 BRs. Newer kitchens & baths. H/W flrs, balcony/patio. $800 & up. Incl heat, h/water, 2 appl. 604-327-9419.

Managed by Dodwell Strata Management Ltd.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Notice is hereby given that Creditors and others, having claims against the Estate of GOLDIE MIEDZYGORSKI, Deceased, formerly of Vancouver, B.C., who died on September 5, 2010 in Vancouver, BC, are hereby required to send the particulars thereof to the undersigned Executor c/o Kornfeld & Company, Barristers & Solicitors, 640-943 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 4E1 on or before March 31, 2011, after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received. SIDNEY MIEZYGORSKI AND SALLY COLEMAN, Executors

BUY SELLIT FINDIT IT

6508

info@langaragardens.com

THE BUY T SELL T FIND T IN CLASSIFIEDS I I I

BUY SELLIT FINDIT IT

Apt/Condos

990 BROUGHTON OCEAN PARK PLACE

MOVE-IN BONUS

To advertise in the Courier Classifieds call:

5505

6508

Houses - Rent

3 Bdrm Homes! Rent TO OWN! Poor Credit Ok, Low Down. Call Karyn 604-857-3597

PANORAMIC VIEW 3 BR, 1.5 bath, large kitchen, dining & living room, gas fp, den & deck. 5 appls, $2250 incl utils. N/S, N/P. 1365 E. 36th. Avail March 1 Call 604-321-9578 STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN ● No Qualification - Low Down ● NEW WEST- 1722-6th Av 2 bdrm HOUSE w/1 suite 2 f/p,Long term finance, new roof, RT-1..$1,288/M SURREY- 6297 - 134 St. Solid 5 Bdrm HOUSE w/2 bdrm suite on 1/4 acre, needs TLC.... $1,688M CHILLIWACK - 9557 Williams, 3 bdrm, 1 bath, cozy HOUSE on 49x171’ lot, excellent investment property in heart of town..... $888/M Call Kristen today (604)786-4663 www.HomeBuyingCenter.ca STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN No Qualification Required

ABBOTSFORD - 3262 Clearbrook Road, 3 bedrooms with 2 bedroom legal suite. Only $1,751/m. Low Down. Flexible Terms. (604) 626-9647 (604) 657-9422 www.wesellhomesbc.com

6545

Housesitting

WANTED QUIET 1 br in Kits for middle aged European ns couple for April & May. 604-263-1106

6602

Check the Rental Section

1 BDRM ste, large, brand new, Killarney, incl hyd/utils, nr West end, $850. Now. 604-434-4706

REAL ESTATE 6008

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-46

6008

Condos/ Townhouses

Other Areas BC

LUXURY WATERFRONT TOWNHOMES from $249,900 GRAND OPEN Feb 18-20 1-5pm

Downtown Nanaimo, B.C.

1-800-521-6657

Suites/Partial Houses

6020

Houses - Sale

6020-01

Real Estate

Agents

THINKING OF SELLING? Commission Savings of up to 50% ★

Full Service Commitment Complimentary Market Evaluations ★

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6005

Real Estate Services

FULL REAL ESTATE SERVICE & ADVICE Whether You Sell or Buy with me!

* * * *

100% Full Service & Commitment to You Over 20 years of Real Estate Experience for You Special Discounted Fee Structure for You (Sellers) Current & Past Client References available to You

“I look forward to discussing your personal real estate needs & goals with you. Coffee is on me!”

Carl Kung 604-726-2906 Direct

Vancouver Residential Specialist, Multiple Realty Ltd. “Successful Results based on Service, Integrity & Knowledge”

Suites/Partial Houses

1 BR grnd level, 56 & Fraser, 5 yr home, priv entry, own heat control $750 incls internet, heat, cable, laundry ns np 604-719-5244 54TH & Fraser, 3 BR, 2 ba, rec room, laundry, main flr & 2 BR bsmt ste, avail Mar 1st. np ns, 604-321-8211, 604-321-2911

HERITAGE HOME avail Mar 15, 2 BR, f/p, main flr, hardwood flrs, w/d, 28th & Windsor, np ns, $1375 + 1/2 utils 604-261-3999 YUKON/13TH ST, Beaut & Bright 1 BR garden lvl ste, 650 sqft, granite c/ops, steps to City Hall & Canada Line, priv ent, enste w/d, h/w flrs, sec sys, california closet, extra storage rm, prkg incls, refs req, 1 yr lease, Avail Now, $1500 + utils. Call Mike 604-315-3294

6605

Townhouses Rent

COMMERCIAL DR area, 2bdrm townhome, 3 story walk up, $1250 + utils, avail Mar. 1, no pets, Call Rob 604-783-3171

6620

Warehouse/ Commercial

LADNER CORE Comm 400-4000 sqft. Short/long term. lancemcc@eastlink.ca 604-240-9340

apts/condos

office/retail suites & partial houses

warehouses

townhouses

homestay

shared accommodation

To advertise in Rentals call 604-630-3300

6020

Houses - Sale

6020-01

Real Estate

★ ALERT: WE BUY HOUSES ★ Foreclosure Help! Debt Relief! No Equity! Don’t Delay! Call us First! 604-657-9422 www.bcforeclosures.com 5 BR home from $19,500 down $1,925/mo. 604-538-8888, Alain @ Sutton WC Realty W. Rock

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6002

6602

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6025

We Will Take Over Your Payment Until We Sell Your Property. No Fees.

Call Kristen today (604) 812-3718

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6020-34

Surrey

#48-15020-66A AVE, SURREY Senior Strata Complex, 55 +, 2 BR Cottage, 2 bath, all new appls, completely reno’d, new roof, gardens, well kept storage, $195 maintenance per month, includes electric & heat, $260,000 obo. For more info call 604-572-0036

Industrial/Commercial

CHURCH OF GOD 1901 East 41st Avenue, Vancouver, BC Ideally situated on a high exposure 66 x 121 foot lot, this church has seating for 130 and provides for 4,100 square feet on two levels that includes a sanctuary, mezzanine and full basement with a kitchen, washroom and four offices/meeting rooms. Parking for up to 10 vehicles is provided in a private fenced and gated parking lot. ASKING PRICE: $1,595,000 Mark Lester* Senior Vice President DIR 1 604 661 0890 mark.lester@colliers.com www.uniqueproperties.ca * Personal Real Estate Corporation

Alan Johnson Vice President DIR 1 604 661 0842 alan.johnson@colliers.com www.uniqueproperties.ca


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2011 THE VANCOUVER COURIER

HOME SERVICES 8015

Appliance Repairs

VAN APPLIANCE SERVICES Repair home appl. Low rate guar. Permit/Lic. Tom 604-323-8063

8020

Blinds & Draperies

BLACKOUT DRAPES. Cut light 100%. Save energy. Dampen sound. Innovative fabric in 42 colors. Free est. 604-506-6230

8030

Carpentry

8060

8080

Concrete

A. FOUNDATIONS, Retaining walls, Stairs, Driveways, Sidewalks. Any concrete project. Free ests. Call Basile 604-617-5813 L & L CONCRETE. All types: Stamped, Repairs, Pressure Wash, Seal Larry 778-882-0098

8073

Drainage

Crown Roofing & Drainage Residental Div. Roofing installations & repairs. 604-327-3086

CARPENTER AVAIL for general work, clean & fast service. 40 yrs exp. 604-961-5906 or 732-0533.

DRAINAGE, SEWER & WATER Underground Video Inspection Call Tobias 604 782-4322

QUALITY CARPENTRY Renos & baths. Insured, local references. Call Dave at 604-724-4342

8075

8055

Cleaning

ALLY’S CLEANING SERVICE, serving North Shore & Vancouver for 15 yrs. Res/Comm. 604-725-9005 A.S.B.A. ENTERPRISE. Comm/ Res. Free Est. $20/hour includes supplies. Insured. 604-723-0162 Butterfly Cleaning ™ Home, Moving out, Carpet cleaning. Ask for Erika 604-781-4374 ENVIRO MAID INSURED and BONDED. Residential. Available on a regular basis. Excellent refs. Free est. $20 p/hr. 604-685-1344 EXP CLEANING ladies avail 7 days/wk. Bonded. Vancouver, Burnaby, Richmond 604-928-0025 EXP’D. HOUSECLEANER Reason Rates! Reliable! D/Town Westside. Exc Reference! 604-771-2978 HOME MADE SERVICES Regular & occasional cleaning. Bonded & insured. 2075 West 37th. 604-266-3330 LIDIA’S EUROPEAN Cleaning. Res/Com. Specializing in detail cleaning. Bonded. 604-541-9255 QUALITY CLEANING. Exc refs. Res/com. Move in/out. Carpets + pressure wash’g. 778-895-3522

8060

Concrete

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

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

253-0049

Drywall

ALL WORK GUARANTEED

J.A. CONSTRUCTION

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

604-916-7729 JEFF

CITY LINK DRYWALL LTD WCB, liability insured. 20 yrs exp. Call Indy. Free Est. 604-780-5302 *Drywall * Taping * Texture * Stucco*Painting * Steel stud framing Quality Home 604-725-8925 VICTORIA DRYWALL LTD. 25 yrs exp. Reno’s & New Constr. Call Bruno ★ 604-313-2763 VINCE’S MAGIC Drywalling & textured ceiling repairs. Bonded 604-307-2295 / 778-340-5208

Wayne The Drywaller

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

8080

Electrical

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

Need help with your Home Renovation? Find it in the Classifieds!

Electrical

STABLE ELECTRICAL INC. Electrical Contractor Lic # 105893

778-908-2648

No Job too small, electrical and voice/data cabling. Res & Comm. Licensed Bonded – Insured - WCB

Flooring/ Refinishing

8105

Repairs & Staining Installation Free Estimates

YOUR HOME GUTTER SERVICES

Century Hardwood Floors 604-376-7224 www.centuryhardwood.com

Vancouver Division Since 1985

CALL NOW! 20% OFF • Gutter Installation Cleaning & Repairs • Roofing & Roof Repairs • Moss Control, Removal & Prevention 25 year Warranteed Leaf & Needle Guard

HENRY’S

# 1167 LIC Bonded. BBB, lrg & sm jobs, expert trouble shooter, WCB, low rates, 24/7. 617-1774. A. LIC. ELECTRICIAN #19807 Semi-retired wants small jobs only. 604-689-1747, pgr 604-686-2319 A Lic’d. Electrician #30582. Rewiring & Reno, Appliance/Plumbing. Rotor Rooter & Hydro Pressure Jetting Service, 604-255-9026 - 778-998-9026 Free Estimates / 24 Hr Service ABACUS ELECTRIC.ca Lic Elect Contr 97222. 40 years exp. 1 stop! Reas. rates! BBB. 778-988-9493.

Electrician Lic#95323, Bonded, Affordable Com/Res. No Job too small. 25 yrs exp. 604 727-2306

HARDWOOD FLOOR SERVICES Sanding & Refinishing Installation Quality Workmanship Free Estimates Fully Licensed & Insured

604-771-8885

WINTER SPECIALS

ALL KINDS of tiling, marble and granite. Kitchen/bath renovations. Call 604-440-9098, 778-882-1235 ANYTHING IN WOOD Hardwood flrs, install, refinishing. Non-toxic finishes. 604-782-8275 Hardwood, Lam. Prof. Install, Refinish, Stain. Non-toxic Finishes. Expert Advice... 604-715-8455 INSTALLATION REFINISHING, Sanding. Free est, great prices. Satisfaction guar. 604-518-7508 PROF. FLOOR Installation - Laminate, hardwood. 10 yrs exp. Low prices. Free est. 604-715-4312

LIC. ELECTRICIAN #37309 Commercial & residential renos & small jobs. 778-322-0934. YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guaranteed. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

8087

Excavating

# 1 BACKHOE, EXCAVATOR & BOBCAT

one mini, drainage, landscaping, stump / rock / cement / oil tank removal. Water / sewer line, 24 hours Call 341-4446 or 254-6865 BACKHOE, drainage, excavation, concrete driveway, sidewalk, pavers, retaining walls, bob cat, landscape trucking 604-833-2103

8090

Fencing/Gates

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

Artistry of Hardwood Floors

Refinish, sanding, install, dustless Prof & Quality work 604-219-6944

8120

Gutters

@

Hardwood Floor Refinishing

WCB – Fully Insured 100% Money Back Guarantee

604-340-7189 Professional Powerwash Gutters cleaned & repaired Since 1984, 604-339-0949 Waters Home Maintenance Gutter Cleaning, repairs, windows Free estimate 604-738-6606

8130

Handyperson

Commercial/Residential 2837 Kingsway, Vancouver

Tel: 604-603-9655

8125

Gutters

EDGEMONT GUTTERS

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

604-420-4800 Established 1963

Cancer June 21-July 22: Mysteries continue, for one more week. Seek the truth beneath appearances. Dig deep. (Someone acts sweet but can’t or won’t do what they seem to promise. Applies all week.) Rest, plan and meditate Sunday. Visit a psychic, pastor or other counsellor. Your energy, charisma and effectiveness surge Monday/Tuesday. Monday holds refusals despite your luck, but you might vault over them. Tuesday favours you, especially in two areas: friendship, and depths. (So again, dig deep.) Chase money or a sensual bond Wednesday (good) and Thursday (goals might be elusive). Talk, travel Friday/ Saturday. Leo July 23-Aug. 22: Relationships are accented, but don’t fall in love or propose this week. (Don’t worry – if such seems imminent, there’s still lots of time.) Wishes come true Sunday – happiness, friends, light romance and popularity paint your future with golden strokes! But retreat this night through Tuesday: you need a short but deep rest: seek quietude, plan, contemplate. You’ll spy the inner workings of love Tuesday. Your energy, charisma and effectiveness surge upward Wednesday/Thursday – strike early Wednesday, in legal, travel, intellectual areas. Chase and conserve money Friday/Saturday. Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: This is your last week of work – Friday begins a month of fresh breezes, exciting meetings, new horizons and opportunities. (Opportunities are unusually important this winter/ spring – seizing them can change your life.) Until Friday afternoon, complete chores, especially the obligations that “show up” Wednesday/Thursday – if neglected they will weigh you down later, just when you should be rising. Earlier, chase practical and prestige goals Sunday – success accompanies the ambitious! Wishes, optimism and social joys mark Monday/Tuesday. All week, DON’T begin a new love.

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Tim Stephens' Astral Reflections Aries March 21 - April 19: Travel, call during an active, friendly Sunday. But this night, settle into home – and there, through Monday/Tuesday, tackle some difficult questions around relationships, marriage and life’s opportunities. (Are there any left for you? Yes, many, but they’re all connected to ambition, career, until late 2012.) Tuesday’s better; a “secret” friend or stranger might help. Romance, creativity, pleasure and beauty whisk you to adventure midweek! (Don’t start a love relationship this week, though. It’s doomed long term.) Plunge into chores Friday/Saturday. Chase fun, friends, all week. Taurus April 20-May 20: The accent lies on ambition, career, dealings with VIPs, bosses and parents. Take a quiet, behind-the-scenes approach. Confidential discussions, private planning, quietly lining up allies, contacting/applying to government or institutions – all these contain a quiet but lucky “change.” Chase money or shop Sunday, but NOT for techie items. Monday (barriers) and Tuesday (success) bring errands, communications, paperwork, details. Midweek accents home, and a choice between ambition and relaxation. Romance calls Friday/ Saturday. All week, avoid over-exertion, physical and intellectual. Gemini May 21-June 20: DON’T fall in love, propose, or chase a new romance this week. You’ve started to achieve success in group and social situations – and this will continue for four months of solid, heart-warming growth. If you’re single, this might well yield a new love. But not this week. You shine Sunday: start new projects, ask favours, show your talents. Your intuition is superb, so just do, rather than over-think. Quit by suppertime. Money, purchases and possessions fill Monday (barriers, waste) and Tuesday (success – buy high-tech). Communicate, travel midweek. Home, rest Friday/Saturday.

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★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: The romantic theme continues, but DO NOT begin a love affair or new relationship this week. Other themes, creativity, speculation, beauty, pleasure and teaching, are fine. Generally, you are (or your subconscious is) putting on the brakes a bit in all these areas, preparing for a subsequent surge. Sunday’s splendid – intellectual, travel, love and communication projects succeed. Exercise your ambitions Monday (dilemmas of choice) and Tuesday (success via creative effort). Social delights, flirtations, wish fulfillment arrive midweek! Retreat Friday/Saturday: plan the work that looms. Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Your “hibernation” period continues, so rest deeply – until Friday, when a month of romance, pleasure, speculation, risk and adventure starts! Neither make nor accept any partnership proposals this week (nor persuasive pitches for commitment of any kind). Sunday offers superb financial, investment, research, diagnostic and intimate opportunities. Sit down with a loved one for a deep, exploratory talk. Gentle wisdom enters Monday/Tuesday. Be ambitious mid-week, especially first thing Wednesday morning. (Avoid selfdeception.) Friday/Saturday bring social delights and bright optimism! Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: If a new wish or life goal comes to you this week, don’t invest a lot of faith in it; your destiny is very likely going to detour around this one. Sunday’s filled with opportunities (or opposition if you push others too hard) – exciting meetings or openings “synch” with your intuition. It’s a good time to answer “yes” on a whim. Life’s depths and mysteries rise to the surface Monday/Tuesday: DON’T invest, commit, nor seek intimacy Monday – Tuesday, these succeed. Gentle love, understanding, cultural stuff Wednesday/Thursday. Friday begins a month of domestic matters.

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Feb. 13 - Feb. 19 Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Continue to seek money, new clients, to buy and sell, until Friday.Your personality has grown more gracious and alluring the past week or so, and this helps you with ambitions this week. You’re slowly changing, and slowly but seriously climbing, carving out a new “position” this decade. Tackle chores Sunday – you accomplish much! Relationships contain opportunity and opposition Monday, but success and good feelings Tuesday. Finances, investigation, intimacy, lifestyle choices are blessed Wednesday, “iffy” Thursday. Wisdom, gentle love come Friday/ Saturday. A busy month begins. Aquarius Jan.20-Feb.18:Yourenergy,effectiveness and charisma continue at a peak...sexual magnetism drips from you too. (Hmm, not sure of that image.) You might attract amorous attention, but DON’T begin a love affair now (nor ever with anyone you first meet this week). Sunday’s romantic, creative, pleasurable and beautiful – you’ll win at games or love! Tackle chores Monday (results uncertain) and Tuesday (good results). Relationships, opportunities, exciting meetings fill Wednesday (lucky morning!) and Thursday (be diplomatic, not evasive). Friday’s financial, and begins a month of money efforts. Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: Continue to lie low, rest, contemplate and plan. Refresh your spirit. Friday begins a month of fresh energy, rising charisma and effectiveness – but rest until then. Sunday’s splendid at home or in nature – a great day to enhance your security, deal with family members, garden, etc. Romance, creativity and beauty touch you lightly Monday/Tuesday, but the best that comes from this is friendship. It’s not quite time, Pisces. Tackle chores and health concerns Wednesday/Thursday. Wednesday morning’s efforts can open a lucky career door. Exciting meetings, opportunities occur Friday/Saturday. timstephens@shaw.ca • Reading: 416-686-5014


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worlds—an impressive feat, to say the least. The base Laredo trim is priced comparably to the Explorer, Pathfinder, and 4Runner at $38k, but you’re not getting a whole lot in terms of standard equipment. In contrast, a base 4Runner comes with a moonroof and a power liftgate—neither of which are found on the Laredo—and does it for slightly less. In order to take the next step and truly compete with less-expensive crossover SUVs, Jeep is going to have to improve

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the value proposition. With that quick and easy fix, the Grand Cherokee could quickly make up all the ground its lost over the past ten years. Design—With a smoother and more aerodynamic exterior, the Grand Cherokee has a crossover “feel” about it. Off-roading purists may be concerned about the use of a unibody platform, but Jeep is still amongst the best when it comes to developing all-terrain trucks, and the Grand Cherokee is no exception. Continued on next page

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Continued from previous page Though it pushes the envelope on styling, the Grand Cherokee is still in line with Jeep’s look and feel, making it easily identifiable. Notable design cues include the shallow notch cut into the hood, and the hidden hinge for the flip-up rear window that gives the liftgate an almost seamless look. From the moment you get in, you get a sense of Jeep’s renewed commitment to design and execution. The cabin is beautifully done, with wraparound trim, high-quality plastics, and even an optional wood-accented steering wheel. One minor issue is the plastic panel covering the steering wheel, which leaves some slightly rough edges above the crossbar, right where drivers will tend to hook their thumbs. Performance—Power comes from a 3.6L V6 with 290-hp and 260 lb-ft of torque, or a 5.7L V8 producing 360-hp and 390 lb-ft of torque. For the moment, Jeep has declined to offer a diesel engine. The new V6 is an excellent engine, generating 38 per cent more horsepower and 11 per cent more torque than last year’s V6. However, while there’s lots of power available, the engine lags a bit at low RPMs before full acceleration kicks in. Where handling is concerned, the Grand Cherokee can hold its own against all but the sportiest of crossover SUVs. The steering is predictable, with a hint of understeer, and the road feedback is very good. As a result, the Grand Cherokee is a fun-to-drive and confident SUV in practically any conditions. Off-road enthusiasts have their choice of

Though it has a superior design, the Grand Cherokee could use some improvements in the in-cabin storage space, centre console and map pockets. three 4x4 systems (Quadra-Trac I, Quadra-Trac II, and Quadra-Drive II), along with a new Selec-Terrain system that enables the driver to specify the type of terrain being tackled. As well, there’s the Quadra-Lift air suspension, which can position the Grand Cherokee at five different heights for optimized ride comfort and performance. Environment—Usability is excellent in the Grand Cherokee, with the stereo display mounted up high where you can see it at a glance, and controls placed logically and conveniently. Of particular note is the black-andwhite LCD screen set between gauges, which

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is well-designed and easy to read without being too distracting. In-cabin storage space is reasonable, but there’s room for improvement. The glove box is decent, but the centre console and map pockets are on the small side. That said, the rear cargo space is huge, with sides that slope outward to maximize volume and split-folding rear seats that provide a truly flat load floor. The front doors open almost 90 degrees, which isn’t quite as useful as it sounds. While that’s nice for getting kids and cargo out of the rear doors, it’s easy to accidentally swing the front doors too wide open, in which case they

might hit an adjacent parked car. While the Grand Cherokee may not include a standard sunroof like the 4Runner, it does at least offer a choice. Unlike most vehicles, which offer either a traditional, front-only sunroof or a dual-pane, panoramic roof, Jeep lets owners pick between the two options. Features—Starting at $37,995, the Grand Cherokee is available in Laredo, Laredo X, Limited, and Overland trim levels, and tops out at $49,995. Standard equipment includes ABS, traction control, stability control, cruise control, air conditioning, tilt/telescope steering, remote keyless entry, power-adjustable driver’s seat, six-speaker CD/MP3 stereo, and front/side-curtain airbags. Features available as options or standard on upper trim levels include Xenon headlamps, sunroof, CommandView dual-pane sunroof, rain-sensing wipers, navigation system with backup camera, backup sensors, remote starter, heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, heated steering wheel, and upgraded nine-speaker audio systems with hard-drive storage. Jeep also sells a number of off-road and towing packages. Fuel efficiency for the 3.6L engine is rated at 13.0L/100km in the city and 8.9L/100km on the highway. Thumbs up—Superb design; thoughtful interior; confident driving characteristics. Thumbs down—Minimal features on base model. The bottom line—The Grand Cherokee will take you wherever you want to go in style. david.chao@leansensei.com

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