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Park board poised for $80 million spending spree Projects must be mostly completed by March 2011 Sandra Thomas Staff writer

With help from federal infrastructure grants and the need to spend money while it’s still available, the park board has voted to move ahead with $80 million in recreation and outdoor projects. “The $80 million has to be spent in one year,” said park board chair Aaron Jasper. “We’re just waiting for the OK from city hall, but I’m confident that’s not a problem.” Last year the federal and provincial governments dedicated $20 billion for what’s called the Infrastructure Stimulus Fund for “shovelready” projects across B.C. to create employment during

the recession. The projects must also be mostly completed by March 2011. The park board is combining $14 million in infrastructure grants with 2010 capital plan funds, which must also be spent before the end of 2011. Jasper said in previous years money earmarked for a project could be reserved no matter how many years it took for that job’s completion. That’s no longer the case for most projects, Jasper said. If $5 million earmarked for a project isn’t spent within a three-year capital plan timeline, that money could go back to general revenue. Jasper added the park board had $20 million left over from the 2005-2008 capital plan, which had originally been earmarked for projects

put on hold because of construction related to the 2010 Olympics. And while the city allowed the park board to include that $20 million in its 2010 operating budget, Jasper isn’t certain that will be the case in the future. “The city is really tightening its belt,” said Jasper. “If you say Project X is going to get done by a certain time, it had better be done.” Once city council gives the board approval to move forward, the $80 million will be divided among large and small projects, the highlights of which are $19.4 million towards the new visitor centre at VanDusen Garden and $18.75 million for the new Trout Lake Community Centre. See COMMISSIONER on page 4

Olympic RV park lost money Point Grey residents opposed site at Spanish Banks, Jericho Beach Sandra Thomas Staff writer

The park board will invest $19.4 million in a new visitor centre at VanDusen photo Dan Toulgoet Garden.

A controversial RV park created to accommodate visitors to the 2010 Olympics not only failed to make a profit, it cost the park board $70,000. Phyllis Tyers, president of the North West Point Grey Home Owners’ Association, said she and many of her neighbours were dreading the Olympics because of concerns regarding the RV camps. They were supposed to hold 300 vehicles at Spanish Banks and Jeri-

cho Beach, across the road from the residents’ homes. “We started a petition and made a presentation to the park board, but it turned out that was a waste of time because nobody showed up,” said Tyers. “It was a non-event.” According to a short report compiled by Philip Josephs, acting co-director of Stanley District, only 145 spots were used with guests staying an average five days. It cost the park board $144,000 to create the RV parks, including $115,000 to hire a contractor to manage them for seven months. See RESIDENT on page 4

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Continued from page 1 Other expenses included a shuttle bus, sanitary pump-outs and the use of the Jericho Sailing Centre for showers. Some items, such as fencing and portable toilets, were donated through sponsorship. In total, the park board took in almost $75,000, which left a deficit just short of $70,000. Tyers said the park board should have done its homework before approving the plan. She also believes the RV parks were a done deal before any public consultation was completed. She added that $70,000 could have better been spent on saving the Bloedel Conservatory or to pay for community centre programs at risk due to operating budget cuts. “I think there’s a real lack of priorities,” she said. But Josephs defends the plan and says it was based on information the park board received at the time, which wasn’t entirely accurate. He said before the RV camps were approved, the Capilano RV Park in North Vancouver told the park board that it was “sold out”

a year before with Olympic visitors from the U.S. What the park board didn’t know is that Capilano didn’t insist on deposits at the time of booking reservations. As it turns out, said Joseph, only 20 to 30 of those reservations were honoured. “It was a bit misleading,” he said. “And the RV park in Coquitlam thought the same thing, but they only had two reservations show up so it was closed down.” “I feel we did a fair job in doing our homework,” said Josephs. He added that prior to the start of the Games, the Vancouver Organizing Committee released many hotel rooms it had previously reserved. As a result, only the three Jericho Beach sites were used and the proposed camp at Spanish Banks never opened. Still, said Josephs, about 400 campers in those 145 RVs enjoyed themselves at Jericho Beach. “RV patrons from all over North America and even some from Europe were very happy with the amenities at Jericho, especially

During the Olympics, only 145 spots were used at the temporary RV park in Point Grey. photo Dan Toulgoet the services available at the sailing club, one of the board’s partners in this venture,” Josephs wrote in his report. “There were no reported problems with the

surrounding neighbourhood.” On the other hand, said Josephs, the Roundhouse and False Creek community centre rentals generated a net surplus of

$555,000 towards capital projects. As well, broadcasting agreements, filming and parking made another $63,000. sthomas@vancourier.com

Commissioner notes cuts to community centre programs Continued from page 1 Additional projects include $11.35 million for the conversion of the former Olympic curling venue at Hillcrest Park to a new community and recreation centre, $7 million to repair the seawall in Stanley Park and on English Bay, $3 million to build four artificial fields at Trillium, Memorial

South and Jericho parks, and the redevelopment of Fraserview, Grandview and Norquay parks. The $80 million budget is one of the largest annual investments in capital improvements and infrastructure approved for the park bard in several years. Last November, budget cuts from the city led to

the park board laying off staff members, ending its support for a long-running before and after-school daycare program at Champlain Heights Community School and the proposed closure of the Children’s Farmyard in Stanley Park and the 40year-old Bloedel Conservatory in Queen Elizabeth Park. Parks staff also rec-

ommended cutting hours and programs at community centres, pools and ice rinks. “We’ve been through a rough year,” said Jasper. NPA commissioner Ian Robertson told the Courier that while the capital spending announcement is good news for the park board, he said the Vision Vancouver commissioners on the board

voted in favour of the operating budget cuts, which meant the end to community centre programs across the city. “This is not new news,” said Robertson. “But I think the reason it was announced last week was to try and cover up the significant cuts Vision Vancouver approved to this operating budget.”

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Jasper acknowledges many residents have criticized the Vision Vancouverdominated city council and park board for dedicating $25 million for bike lanes, when vital programs are being cut due to a lack of funds. “But $80 million is nothing to sneeze at,” he said. sthomas@vancourier.com


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I interrupted a top secret meeting the other day at city hall. Man, I love doing that. It would have been more exciting had I known it was going on. I popped in to the third floor lobby, where the mayor’s office and council chambers are located, for another reason. A public meeting was scheduled for 9:30 a.m., but I showed up early hoping to poll councillors about controversial comments Canadian Security Intelligence Service director Richard Fadden made to CBC News. It was my lucky day. In a matter of minutes, I completed a series of short interviews with councillors

and wrote a quick story. For readers who missed it, I posted it on our website last Thursday. Councillors were there for a meeting with Transportation Minister Shirley Bond and Peter Fassbender, the chair of the mayors’ council on regional transportation and mayor of Langley. City manager Penny Ballem was there, too. So was the city’s director of planning, Brent Toderian. So what was the topic? Translink spokesman Ken Hardie stopped me at the door to the chambers before I could find out. I was told it was off-limits to the press. Security was also told to lock the doors to the chambers’ balcony. Councillors aren’t allowed to talk about it because it was one of those “in camera” meetings. Must have been a big deal. Stay tuned.

Oil and water

As guest columnist Tom Sandborn mentioned last week, Mayor Gregor Robertson has called a special council meeting for July 5 to discuss the status of oil

City council will discuss status of oil tankers in Burrard Inlet. tankers in Burrard Inlet. Now I have a partial list of who will attend: • B.C. Chamber of Shipping • B.C. Ministry of Environment • Burrard Clean Operations • Georgia Strait Alliance • Pacific Pilotage Authority • Oceanographer Peter Baker The mayor’s office issued

an email dispatch June 25, saying a steady increase of crude shipments has gone through Burrard Inlet and occurred “largely away from the public eye.” Added the mayor: “I’m hopeful that this meeting will not only bring more awareness to the issue of oil tankers in the inlet, but that we will have an opportunity to ask questions and get a clear risk assessment of the current situation. We need

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to make sure we’re doing everything we can to protect our coastline, our marine life and our economy.” The meeting is scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m.

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consider what to do with the 1972-era monstrosities that connect Chinatown to downtown. The study could cost up to $695,000, according to a city report. The viaducts serve as a vital link “for transportation movements to and from the downtown from the east side of Vancouver and points beyond,” the report said. But upgrades could cost more than $1 million over the next five years. As I reported in November 2009, Vision Vancouver Coun. Geoff Meggs and renowned architect Bing Thom want the viaducts demolished. And in their place, create park space, build affordable housing, put up a few more condos and add some retail. Motorists need not worry—smaller, more design friendly off-ramps and onramps could link up Expo and Pacific boulevards, they said. “We’re not talking about eliminating traffic, we’re talking about changing its direction and managing it in a different way,” Meggs told me in the fall. mhowell@vancourier.com

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Pondering his future

NPA park board commissioner Ian Robertson can’t say whether he’ll run for mayor, council or park board in the 2011 civic election. “I’m undecided,” Robertson told me last Friday morning during a phone interview. Robertson says he was caught off guard by the NPA’s announcement last week that the civic party will hold an early nomination meeting this November, with a second nomination meeting to follow next spring. “To be honest, I wasn’t prepared for this early nomination,” he says. What Robertson did confirm is that if he runs for mayor or council it would likely mean he’d have to give up his job as director of sales for Rocky Mountaineer. Robertson, who’s serving his second term on park board and is its lone NPA commissioner, says he loves his job and the company he works for, so he’d have to consider his options carefully before deciding his political future. “I have to balance that carefully and weigh it out,” says Robertson. He admitted his name has been “bandied” about as a possible mayoral candidate, but I couldn’t get him

Funding for Fraserview

Youth sports groups in the riding of Vancouver-Fraserview received good news last week from the provincial government, which has dedicated $200,000 in gaming grants to support their upcoming season. Vancouver-Fraserview youth sports groups receiving funding include Vancouver Minor Hockey Association ($100,000), Killarney Centre Figure Skating Club ($35,000), Killarney Youth Soccer Association ($32,100), Killarney Girls Ice Hockey Association ($21,350) and Vancouver Killarney Minor Lacrosse Association ($15,040).

A taiko drumming camp at the Roundhouse is one of the many youth activities going on at the city’s community centres this summer. file photo Dan Toulgoet to reveal any more information. He did tell me he plans to make up his mind within the next three to six months.

Summer camps

The park board is offering summer day camp programs at all of its 23 community centres this

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Parent prepares to fight for elementary school Naoibh O’Connor Staff writer

Shantel Northgraves won’t enjoy a relaxing summer this year. She’s chairwoman of Graham Bruce elementary’s parent advisory committee. Bruce is one of 11 schools the Vancouver School Board is considering closing. Northgraves was shocked to learn last week that her children’s school at 3633 Tanner St. in Collingwood was on the VSB’s pre-notification list. “It’s at a horrible time. It’s summer. People have plans. This comes out of the blue—no advance warning. It’s a blindside,” Northgraves said. “So we’re working hard right now and getting things organized to be prepared to plead our case.” Bruce is one of three schools in Collingwood eyed for closure—the other two are Carleton elementary and Collingwood annex. Board chair Patti Bacchus told the Courier last week that Bruce’s enrolment is 241, but it has room for 345 putting it at 70 per cent of capacity. Northgraves, who has three

PAC chair Shantel Northgraves has three children at Graham photo Dan Toulgoet Bruce elementary in Collingwood. children at the school, finishing up Grades 3, 5 and 6, disputes those figures. “I would love for somebody to come through here and show me where that extra capacity is to house more students. I’m here every single day. I’m involved in my kids’ classes. I know what’s going on and there is not an empty space,” she said. “There

really truly isn’t. It’s not like we have empty classrooms full of desks gathering dust or portables still on the grounds that are sitting empty—all of that has been removed.” The parent group has launched a petition to save the school and plans to work through the holiday months building a case. It

also hopes to work with parents at Collingwood annex and Carleton, but Northgraves recognizes schools across Vancouver will be competing to stay open. “How can you say my school is better than your school without causing hard feelings?” she said. This summer, district staff will analyze each school and prepare a report for trustees by late September or early October, according to a letter sent home to parents and staff from superintendent Steve Cardwell. At that point, trustees will decide which, if any, of the schools on the pre-notification list will proceed to public consultation. If a school is still being considered for closure at that point, consultation will be organized so trustees can make a decision by Dec. 31 to provide affected schools with enough notice that their school will close at the end of the 2010/11 school year. The VSB is creating a section on its website to keep the public informed about the school closure process. “I respect that the prospect of school closure will be unsettling

and that you will have many questions about what may happen,” Cardwell wrote. “While I cannot offer all the answers at this time, I can assure you that the school district is committed to conducting an open, and inclusive public consultation process.” The Vancouver Elementary School Teachers’ Association has posted a message on its website acknowledging school closures are difficult and it’s a long list of schools being named at one time. “It is indicative of the serious nature of the underfunding problem that this school district and almost every other school district in this province are facing,” VESTA states. “It will be important to avoid pitting one school community against another—a challenge, to be sure, because the role of the neighbourhood schools in our communities, and the value each community will place upon each of the schools in the list above.” Meanwhile, the B.C. Education Coalition has also created a page on its site about the school closures at stopeducationcuts.org, under the Vancouver heading. noconnor@vancourier.com

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“Now Mr. Spock, there’s really something about all this that I don’t understand, so maybe you could explain it to me, logically of course...” That famous Capt. James T. Kirk quote from the “Galileo Seven” episode from Star Trek: The Original Series, pretty much sums up how I was feeling as I wandered around the Star Trek convention at the Sheraton Wall Centre Saturday afternoon. To be honest, I’m no Trekkie. It wasn’t like I was heading out to “boldly go where no man has gone before,” but for this woman, attending a Star Trek convention was a memorable first. The crowd was a mix of devotees in street clothes and Star Trek T-shirts, alongside aficionados who put the word “fan” in fanatical. These true fans were dressed as everything from the famous Red Shirts, many of whom typically died during the line of duty in the original TV series, to Andorians, complete with blue skin and cranial antennae, to green-skinned Orions, a humanoid alien species found in the Star Trek universe. Initially, I was a bit surprised at the shapes and sizes unabashedly squeezed into the tight pants and shirts that make up the Star Trek command uniform. The short, the tall, the skinny and the extremely not-so-skinny sported their uniforms with such obvious pride and enthusiasm that even I failed to come up with a single sarcastic remark. Instead, it was the words of Capt. Kirk that once again summed up my feelings, “No, I’m from Iowa. I only work in outer space.” Funnily enough, while the Star Trek convention was unfolding, a wedding was taking place on the same floor of the North Tower of the Wall

sandrathomas Centre. Mixed amongst the Klingons, Vulcans and Red Shirts were beautiful young women in bridesmaid dresses moving between rooms. At one point I saw the bride, gorgeous in a white dress and veil, travelling up the escalator alone surrounded by Capt. Kirk look-alikes. It was a very Vegas moment. My partner and I began our tour of the convention in the ballroom where the vendors were set up. I checked in with Klingonese-speaking Charles Bae, who was featured in a Courier article I wrote last week about the convention, to see how the sales of his replica Klingon disruptor weapons—modelled after ones used in the 1960s TV series—were going. By the time we arrived around 2 p.m., he was sold out of the weapons and the model kits of the same weapon. We wandered around the room checking out Tshirts, mugs and autographed photographs before

we headed down to the bottom floor of the Wall Centre to watch the auction of Star Trek posters, photographs, banners and memorabilia. It was during the auction where the true fans, many sporting $360 Gold Weekend passes around their necks, put their money where their phasers are. We arrived in time for a banner of Mr. Spock to go on the auction block. The purchase of the banner also guaranteed front-of-theline privileges for an autograph session with actor Leonard Nimoy, for which fans paid an extra $80. The bidding for that banner started at $50 and quickly escalated to $400 from a fan who apparently wasn’t going to take no for an answer. Another auction item of interest was a set of autographed photos from some of the key characters from the TV series Star Trek Voyager. When it was mentioned the set included a signed photograph of human/Borg character Seven of Nine, portrayed by actor Jeri Ryan, I could have sworn my partner started to raise his hand. But he must have seen the “you’ve got to be kidding” look in my eyes because he quickly settled back into his seat. That set of photographs sold for $350, but it wasn’t the holy grail of the auction that brought in the big bucks. A large Capt. Kirk banner, including a montage of images of actor William Shatner from famous Star Trek scenes, which also came with front of the line signing privileges, had the crowd on its feet. Bidding went from $50 to $500 in warp speed. And it was, in the words of Capt. Kirk on life from Star Trek: Generations, “fun.” sthomas@vancourier.com

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Where is the pie chart for joy, fear and hope? I am not a consumer. In the technical sense, in the sense used by economists and politicians, of course, that’s exactly what I am. I purchase both goods and services almost every day. Like more than 30 million other anonymous carbon blobs, I push the Canadian economy along. But, if you want to earn my undying hatred, please refer to me as a consumer. Because that’s what I’ve aspired to be all my life. Someone who mindlessly consumes. A member of the consumer society. Medieval societies didn’t have single blanket terms for all their people. Nobles and peasants lived on radically different planes of existence, and the order of things was thought to be ordained by God in what’s now referred to as the Great Chain of Being. But with the American and French revolutions, with the rise of a middle and then a working class, change came roaring in. People were placed on a more equal footing. The short-lived first French Republic saw “Citizen” become the address of choice. Some forms of address, like Mister or Miss, could be broadly applied across all social and economic classes. Before the end of the Cold War, it was pretty uncommon to hear people—even in the avowedly capitalist West—referred to only as consumers. We were citizens, or “the [fill in nationality] people,” or just people. If an election was coming, we became voters. But something strange happened between the fall of the Berlin Wall and the day the planes struck the Twin Towers. Maybe it was the loss of a (seemingly) implacable and powerful foe in the form of the Soviet bloc. Maybe it was the rise of the communications age. Maybe we just lost our minds slowly, and no one noticed. As I write this, Google shows 20,700,000 results for the phrase “Canadian consumer,” almost double the 11,200,000 that turn up for “Canadian citizen.” Other search engines produce similar results. We constantly hear about the mood of this bizarre collective entity, “the Canadian consumer.” Its confidence is up or down, its mood is stable or fickle. Stockbrokers and public policy makers

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matthewclaxton read these entrails and send millions of dollars flowing here and there. Little by little, the primary worth of a human being has been reduced to the economic. Whatever keeps the economy going—consuming—is good. Whatever slows it, whether unemployment or saving money, is now bad. Every day, a new study comes out about productivity or spending, or personal debt. Every event is reduced to its monetary component. How many work hours were lost playing Pac Man on Google? How much money has the BP oil spill cost the stock market? How will the Euro crisis affect capital markets? Will the rise of the Chinese consumer buoy the economy? This monetization of the universe has bizarre consequences. We can find out how much lung cancer costs the economy. Someone has worked out the lost hours of work, the cost of medical care and insurance. But find me a chart that shows tears shed at hospital bedsides. I can tell you how much it costs to raise a child from infancy, but where is the pie chart showing parental joy, fear and hope? Because these things—the things we actually live for— are not measured, they are losing relevance. Our society is driven by the economy, and the economy is driven by an endless round of consumption—of things we don’t need—for its own sake. I don’t know about you, but my life is about more than consuming. There are a lot of things I care about, a few about which I am passionate. None of them are defined by buying crap. I am not a vending machine. I am not a robot. I am not a statistic, a number, an anonymous ant in the hill. I am not a consumer. mclaxton@langleyadvance.com

The main reason more people don’t cycle in Vancouver is due to a lack of safe biking lanes, surmises one reader. file photo Dan Toulgoet To the editor: Re: “New downtown bike lanes garner mixed reviews,” June 18. The argument that money should not be spent on bicycle lanes when only five per cent of the population rides is ignorant. The main reason why the number of riders is low is the dearth of safe bicycling lanes. Studies and surveys have consistently shown that more people will choose cycling if they feel safe in traffic. How can Vancouver expect to reach the 20 to 28 per cent

figure of Denmark and the Netherlands if it fails to provide safe cycling routes? As the “Cycling in Cities” group at UBC points out, “There is growing evidence that cyclists are safer when they ride on dedicated cycling infrastructure, separated from motor vehicles and pedestrians, as is more common in Europe.” Vancouver city council should be lauded for progressive thinking. Catherine Shaw, Vancouver

Wu beating needs more scrutiny To the editor: Re: “Cops deny beating, dragging man from home,” June 9. I am deeply saddened by Mike Howell’s article. I feel very sorry for the innocent victim Mr. Wu. The police officers are supposed to protect the citizens but they appear to hurt the citizens instead. This is not the first incident

covered in the media. I can’t believe that such brutal behavior keeps coming from the police officers. What is going on in the Vancouver Police Department? It is time for Chief Jim Chu to seriously examine the conducts of his officers. We want our taxes well spent. Kelly Lo, Vancouver

Courier should stay out of Middle East debate

To the editor: Re: Cartoon, June 5. I was disappointed to see that the Courier has decided to do what the mainstream media is doing: bashing the state of Israel and criticizing our government for backing our only true ally in the Middle East with the cartoon by Geoff Olson. Prime Minister Stephen Harper is expressing what is only natural to the majority of Canadians who will identify with the common values of the only democratic country in the Middle East, Israel,

and not with those of theocratic fascist corrupted regimes that do not even care about the sufferings of their own people and use Israel a scapegoat. Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip receive one of the highest levels of aid in the world. Where is all that money going? Israel, on the other hand, has contributed to the advancement of agriculture, computer sciences, electronics, genetics, medicine, optics, solar energy and various fields of engineering. Science

and technology in Israel is one of the country’s most developed sectors. The percentage of Israelis engaged in scientific and technological inquiry, and the amount spent on research and development (R&D) in relation to gross domestic product (GDP) is amongst the highest in the world. The Courier is better off not taking sides in the Middle East debate. Most people in Vancouver don’t care anyway. Gabriel Patrich, Vancouver

Don’t turn schools into ideology battlefield

To the editor: Re “Elementary teachers target bottled water in schools,” June 2. When did the Vancouver Elementary School Teachers’ Association (VESTA) become so authoritarian? Has VESTA consulted other stakeholders yet on this issue? Instead of asking the board to ban bottled

water, shouldn’t they focus on ensuring tap water in schools is clean and safe and educating their students about the environmental impact that comes with bottle water? School is a place of learning. We must not turn it into an ideology battlefield. Anni Chen, Vancouver

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Cops on all-terrain vehicles will again be a regular sight on the beaches this summer. After a one-year absence because of funding, the Vancouver Police Department received $34,687 from the Vancouver Police Foundation to acquire three vehicles, commonly known as ATVs. Const. Jana McGuinness, a VPD media relations officer, said in an email message the funding “allows us to acquire some ATVs that we are going to test this summer to make sure they are the best choice we can make for public safety and the environment.” Police Chief Jim Chu talked about the ATV patrols in an interview with the Courier last month. Chu pointed out the advantages of the vehicles for officers when patrolling the beach. “The beaches are large areas to cover and it’s very difficult with bicycles, especially when you get in the sand and if you seize a bunch of cases of beer,” the chief said. “We even tried horses down there but the horses can’t be deployed for lengthy periods of time away from their stables. The all-terrain vehicles are the best way to go because you can cover large areas and carry seized property, get through the sand and keep the beaches safe.” In the past, officers on ATVs worked varying hours of the day, seven days a week in partnership with the park board. They covered an area from Acadia Beach, near the University of B.C., to Granville Island. Officers poured out liquor, extinguished beach fires, checked known sexual offenders hanging around kids, investigated indecent acts and observed gang members drinking on the beach.

Police Chief Jim Chu likes all-terrain vehicles because “you can cover large areas and carry seized property, get through the sand and keep the beaches safe.” file photo Dan Toulgoet One of the VPD’s goals in its 20082012 strategic plan is to have more visible policing in the city. Chu said that visibility is what people want more than anything when discussing policing needs. “They want to see officers in their neighbourhoods, walking the beats, riding the bikes—people want to see VPD officers. So as much as we can, we want to help deliver more visible policing.” Chu wants to implement the department’s so-called metro teams, which could see up to 35 officers working nights to respond to busy spots in the city. “We’re hoping there’s a turnaround in the city finances to bring those of-

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UBC is proposing to update its Vancouver Campus Land Use Plan (formerly called the Official Community Plan or OCP) and you’re invited to be part of the process. The Land Use Plan (LUP) establishes generalized land uses and policies for non-institutional development across the University’s 1,000 acres.

Kitsilano Showboat celebrates 75 years Staff writer

The Kitsilano Showboat kicks off its 75th anniversary Canada Day with an afternoon of free performances culminating with legendary bandleader Dal Richards at 7 p.m. Richards first performed on the scenic outdoor stage in 1936 with the Kitsilano Boys Band, according to Barry Leinbach, president of the Kitsilano Showboat Society. The continuous operation of the stage, which features emerging artists, some professionals, but mainly amateurs, can be attributed in large part to longtime volunteer Bea Leinbach, a whip-smart but physically faltering woman in her late 80s who still acts as Kitsilano Showboat Society’s board chair and is Leinbach’s mom. Leinbach remembers his father storing sections of the then plywood backdrop in their backyard over winter, then his dad repainting the riverboat scene and strapping the backdrop to the roof of their car to dress the stage for summer. Canadian rock and roller Bobby Curtola, who Leinbach described as Canada’s Michael Jackson of the late 1950s and ’60s, used to draw large crowds to the Showboat. “Some of the radio stations would sponsor a night and whoever was in town at Isy’s or the Cave or any of the nightclubs, they would bring them down to Showboat at 8 o’clock and then they would go off and do their gigs at the supper clubs or various venues,” Leinbach said. “The audience would just go wild.” Late park board commis-

Changes to the LUP are necessary to support UBC’s vision of creating a model university community that is vibrant, liveable and sustainable. Join us to learn more about issues the community has identified as barriers to realizing this vision and why they make updates to the Land Use Plan necessary. This Open House/Workshop launches the beginning of the LUP amendment consultation process, which will include online consultation, public consultation events, and a public hearing in fall 2010/winter 2011. This will take place in accordance with Part 10 – 2010 of the Municipalities Enabling and Validating Act. President Barry Leinbach (left) and volunteer Kosta ChatziSpiros look forward to this year’s Kitsilano Showboat. photo Dan Toulgoet sioner Bert Emery helped found the Showboat in 1935 to keep Depression-era theatre performers practising their craft. Vehicle lights illuminated early performances. Vancouver’s Golden Jubilee in 1936 brought funding for the site’s first temporary stage, paving the way for the RCMP Musical Ride and exhibition diving from an 80-foot tower. Kosta ChatziSpiros started volunteering at Showboat as a teenager in 1981. He initially thought he’d tire of tap dance performances, but he returned year after year, enjoying “Captain Bea’s” mentorship and the profusion of talented local singers and dancers. While pursuing his Masters of Business Administration in recent years, ChatziSpiros researched the business of non-profit performing arts organizations around the world, creating a plan for Showboat to sustain its culture heritage. “Sure enough, I found out that there is something really magical about the Showboat,” said ChatziSpiros, who found no other similar venues that ran with such continuity.

He credits Bea and local performing arts instructors for its vitality. Bea has volunteered for up to 40 different organizations, receiving an Order of Canada. The history of Showboat and Bea’s work have been documented in a new book meant to raise money for the society. Volunteers and entertainers keep the venue animated with no pay. Legions of Vancouverraised folks of all ages have performed at Showboat, and ChatziSpiros says the society plans to keep the community component of the venue alive. “And don’t let it become, for example, the Scotiabank Showboat,” he said. “Amateur arts need a place like this.” Outdoor performances run from 7 to 9 p.m. every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday until Aug. 20, with donations collected at halftime. The Canada Day celebration starts at 3 p.m. with children’s entertainers, dancers, then Richards. For more information, go to www.kitsilanoshowboat. com. crossi@vancourier.com

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support to the successful 2004 Knowards campaign alongside then city councillor Sam Sullivan and twice managed the election campaigns of a provincial cabinet minister.” Who was that minister? Liberal Colin Hansen. In Klassen’s post about the school board meeting on citycaucus.com, he takes aim at the Vision/COPE alliance on the board, remarking, “At last night’s budget meeting we heard all the usual rhetoric. We saw a few parent reps in support of a fledgling Mandarin program, but the room was otherwise filled with union reps in support of the Vision/COPE trustees war on Victoria.” Columnist Allen Garr has mentioned Klassen in the Courier before, in January 2009. Garr wrote that Global’s Tony Parsons interviewed Klassen as “one citizen” who tore into the city giving the mayor [Vision’s Gregor Robertson] “heat” about the city’s reaction to a snow storm. My fellow reporter Mike Howell also pointed out in a 2009 12th and Cambie column that Klassen was cap-

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CSIS claims of China’s influence over politicians puzzles councillors Mike Howell Staff writer

City councillors are shocked by allegations made by the head of Canada’s spy agency that several unnamed municipal politicians in B.C. are under the influence of one or more foreign governments. Councillors described the allegations made last week by Canadian Security Intelligence Service director Richard Fadden as bizarre. “I was stunned because I couldn’t imagine what he was talking about,” said Vision Vancouver Coun. Geoff Meggs of Fadden’s comments to CBC News. “If there’s a violation of the law going on, then [CSIS’s] obligation is to charge somebody and let the person defend themselves. What

they did instead was cast a cloud over everybody.” Fadden’s allegations came as a delegation from Guangzhou, China was in town to explore green economic development opportunities. Guangzhou is one of Vancouver’s sister cities. Fadden hinted in his interview with CBC that China was one of the countries wielding influence on B.C. municipal politicians. Fadden also suggested two unnamed cabinet ministers from two provinces were being influenced by foreign governments. Vision councillors Kerry Jang and George Chow met with the Guangzhou delegation but Jang said Fadden’s comments didn’t come up in conversation. Jang doesn’t believe the allegations would sour the city’s

relationship with Guangzhou. “I think everybody recognizes that Mr. Fadden’s comments were bizarre and showed an incredible lack of judgment,” he said. But, Jang said, he was worried how his Chinese ancestry coupled with his role as a city councillor would now be perceived by the public. He pointed out there are very few councillors in B.C. of Chinese heritage. “If you’re going to come out and cast suspicion or aspersions—whatever word you want to use—then man up and name some names and show us the evidence,” he said. “I personally feel I need an explanation from this guy because I was quite offended, I was quite upset. I was guilty by association and I think that’s absolutely wrong.”

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

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NPA Coun. Suzanne Anton had a different take on Fadden’s comments, saying she’s not going “to go overboard fretting about it.” Fadden was simply stating a political reality, Anton said. “People have been jockeying for position ever since human history began,” she said. “If you really think about it, he’s just stating the obvious that local organizations and foreign organizations all try to get their foot in the door—developers try and get their foot in the door.” Robertson issued a statement last week regarding Fadden’s comments, saying “it’s frustrating and unfortunate that local elected officials in B.C. had aspersions cast upon them without any justification.” mhowell@vancourier.com

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

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

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

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A fond farewell: Alumni and friends gathered at Hotel Vancouver to bid farewell to SFU President Michael Stevenson and his wife Jan Whitford. Eight-hundred guests, including incoming chief Andrew Petter, attended the fond farewell black-tie gala for the university’s longest standing president. In honour of his many accomplishments, including the SFU Contemporary Arts move to the Woodward’s site, a Presidential Legacy Endowment Fund was announced in Stevenson’s name to fund graduate scholarships. All aboard: It was smooth sailing for gala chairs Dr. Anthony and Grace Li. The husband and wife fronted the Chinese Canadian Dental Society of B.C.’s Bon Voyage Captain’s Night-themed gala extravaganza at the Hyatt Hotel. Over 300 fellow cruisers took the maiden voyage of the CCDSBC. The cruise around the world event netted $50,000 for VGH’s Department of Dentistry Oral Health Centre. Fore: Golf enthusiasts hit the links of Riverway Golf Course in support of the Burnaby Hospital Foundation’s signature soiree The Slice. Acting BHF President Marcia Harrison welcomed 300 guests to the annual golf tournament and Hilton Metrotown dinner. More than $100,000 was raised for much-needed life-saving emergency equipment. Hear Fred Monday morning on CBC Radio One’s The Early Edition AM690 and 88.1FM; email Fred at yvrflee@ hotmail.com; follow Fred on Twitter: @FredAboutTown.

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UBC student builds Arc for South African town Cheryl Rossi Staff writer

He’s from a flagging mining town that needs to diversify. Now 22-year-old University of B.C. business student Thato Makgolane has galvanized a group from Vancouver to work with leaders and potential leaders in his South African hometown. In just two months, Makgolane joined with Jeff Kroeker, Sauder School of Business professor at UBC, Aklilu Mulat, the CEO of the HOPE International development agency and a band of business students to get the bridge-building Arc Initiative off the ground. They’ve rallied alumni and members of the business community to travel with them to Phalaborwa next month to learn about the town’s needs and share expertise. “When you have a type of local connection, it gives a level of credibility and ownership over the project,” Makgolane said on the phone June 22 from Johannesburg, where he’d taken in the Ghana versus Germany World Cup match. Makgolane, a fourth-year business student in accounting, transportation and logistics, insists Westerners can’t continue to save Africans and tell them what they need. He’s been in Phalaborwa since mid-May, working with the local Palabora Foundation to learn the needs of the community and to launch a business idea competition for young entrepreneurs. Tomorrow, six other Sauder students will travel to his town, which was built around a copper mine in the 1950s. The mine is co-owned by Rio Tinto. Students will stay with host families and complete six-week internships with local businesses. “I wanted to expose them to a different business environment because I think the perception many of them have of what we are and what is in Africa stands to be challenged,” Makgolane said. Sauder alumni and Vancouver business people will lead a three-day workshop for up to 60 local government and business leaders in mining, tourism and other fields, alongside a handful of local presenters at the end of July. Makgolane wants to focus on building leadership skills rather than the usual tangible outcomes of projects, which funders tend to be fond of. “Especially with Phalaborwa now, we need leaders that can see beyond mining,” he said. The Arc Initiative will award a minimum total of $10,000 in seed money to at least three business projects through its ideas competition that’s targeted to entrepreneurs aged 18 to 35. “Part of the objective with the project was to say to young people in the town we need to take ownership of our own employment, what kind of business activity and what kind of businesses can we come up with that will employ ourselves but also others,” Makgolane said. Alessia Yaworsky, a fourth year Sauder marketing student who’s heading to Phalaborwa, said Makgolane’s desire to give back to his hometown has fuelled the Arc effort. She’s pleased by the involvement of business leaders. “It is easy to get carried away in the corporate and profit aspects of it all,” she said. “We are applying these business strategies in a global development sense, and that is what I believe is special about this project.” crossi@vancourier.com

LOCAL THEATRE COMPANY PUTS THE SPOTLIGHT ON ENERGY SAVINGS. When Vancouver’s Arts Club Theatre Company considered shifting to energy-efficient lighting, it faced a common hurdle. While efficient lighting will save money every month on your electricity bill, the bulbs do have a higher sticker price than old-fashioned incandescents. Kate Bethell, Rentals Manager at the Arts Club was ready for a big act, “We replaced 230 light bulbs on the Stanley’s marquee. And the sign is on 24 hours a day.” To help with the cost, the Arts Club qualified for a rebate of $4,600 through the Product Incentive Program. Bethell said that made the difference between doing the project—or not. “We might have done it eventually but it’s a big expense the first time you do it. The incentive definitely was the main reason we could do the switch.” To find out more about this story or how your business can save money on energy costs, visit bchydro.com/incentives or call 1 866 522 4713.

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Marinades and brines and rubs, oh my! Whatever! Unless you have the time and sophistication, we’re going au natural! More time to work the company and tan. Goldfish Pacific Kitchen executive chef William Tse agrees. “Keep it simple silly (KISS); BBQ food should

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• Volunteer at a soup kitchen or food bank. Learn about the needs of those in your community and help to feed the hungry. • Share your talents at a seniors’ centre. If you can juggle, sing, dance, or make people laugh, use your skill to brighten someone else’s day. • Host a neighbourhood potluck. Swap food, stories, and experiences with people in your immediate community.

• Make a donation to help the poorest of the poor. Visit an international children’s charity like Christian Children’s Fund of Canada to help the most vulnerable victims of poverty. You can provide clean water to an entire community or purchase mosquito nets to protect children from malaria. Go online to www.ccfcanada.ca for more ways to give. ARTICLE COURTESY WWW.NEWSCANADA.COM.


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Message from your Member of Parliament

Ujjal Dosangh, P.C., Q.C. (M.P. for Vancouver South) wishes: I would like to wish everyone in Vancouver South a very happy Canada Day. On this day, let us think of all of those who have helped make this country into the beautiful place it is today, those in harm’s way in various parts of the world, and especially our troops in Afghanistan.

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Don Davies (M.P. for Vancouver Kingsway) says: Canada Day is a special day for all of us. It is a time when we can all reflect on the blessing of living in one of the best places on earth. As a nation of immigrants and First Nations, Canada represents a society that aspires to tolerance, acceptance and respect. It can be an occasion to give thanks to all those who came before us, whose contributions and efforts helped build the society we live in today. I hope that we can all work together to continue to build a Canada that is compassionate, thoughtful and just. As we spend time with family, friends and neighbours, let us celebrate a country that allows us to live in peace and pursue happiness. From my family to yours, I wish you a happy and safe Canada Day.

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Libby Davies (M.P. for Vancouver East) states: On this Canada Day I am reflecting on the spirit of East Vancouver, and how it inspires me. I see people who come from every corner of the globe to make a better life for themselves in our great country. They may struggle quietly to adjust to a strange, but welcoming, land.

I remain committed to working to improve the lives of all residents of Vancouver South and I am honoured to serve as the Member of Parliament for that area. Please, drink responsibly, enjoy yourself, have fun and have a great Canada Day!

And although their journey may have been a hard and lonely one, they eventually learn the language, settle in and become friends and neighbours. They are an integral part of the fabric of the East Van that I love so much. Because of this, I’m proud to be Canadian, and also proud to be in East Van! Joyce Murray (M.P. for Vancouver Quadra) declares: Canada - a nation of people who came from the world over to join our indigenous peoples, to seek a new and better life. I shared in this very Canadian story, arriving in Vancouver as a wide-eyed seven-year-old immigrant from South Africa.

Hon. Hedy Fry, P.C. (M.P. for Vancouver Centre) rejoices: Each year as we celebrate Canada day, we may take for granted our citizenship in this great country. This year perhaps we should take time to ask what it means to be Canadian and how we, Canadians all, can bring those values to benefit others and become active global citizens.

Canada’s history of immigration defined our nation’s unique character, creating a citizenry that truly represents the peoples of the world. Out of necessity we learned to live together, and we built a nation. Our heritage of diversity makes Canada a global citizen, uniquely suited to lead by example, to help show an often fractured world how to come together to build a global community. A great privilege and responsibility! Wishing you all a safe holiday.

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Events for Canada Day COMPILED BY JUNE STAFFORD

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here are several events taking place in the Vancouver area on Canada Day, Thursday, July 1. Also check out your local community centre or shopping mall for information on other happenings.

Canada Day at Canada Place Canada Place, Cordova Street; www.canadaplace.ca/canadaday/

Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The 2010 event begins at Canada Place under the iconic white sails, and stretches west along city streets to the harbour front. This year’s theme: “Our Canada”, is all about what makes us proud of our country, and proud to be Canadian. Admission is free. Event runs rain or shine. Dust off your red and white gear and get ready to celebrate what makes us proud to be Canadian.

Burrard Inlet Fireworks Show

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The 4th annual Burrard Inlet Fireworks Show is a unique multi-community event drawing over 400,000 people and numerous communities together to celebrate Canada. This unique two barge simultaneous pyrotechnic extravaganza is visible

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Canada Day Parade

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The 2nd annual Canada Day Parade is at 7:00 pm on July 1, starting at Georgia and Broughton Streets and ending at Thurlow and Melville Streets. Presented by the Burrard Inlet Fireworks Society and the Department of Canadian Heritage, the parade welcomes over 50 multicultural community entries and over 100,000 guests!

Canada Day Celebration

Located at Johnston St., Granville Island; www.granvilleisland.com or 604-666-5784

Granville Island’s huge Canada Day celebration includes a parade, a Truly Canadian pancake breakfast, an official Canada Day ceremony, live jazz, performers, False Creek Ferry Ballet, and MELA!, a South Asian cultural extravaganza of song, traditional dance, Bollywood fashions, mouthwatering food and more. Time: 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Canada Day at the Vancouver Maritime Museum

www.vancouvermaritimemuseum.com or 604-257-8300

Celebrate Canada Day at the Museum - admission and activities are free! It’s a great opportunity to explore the Museum’s galleries and exhibits. The Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m, located at Vanier Park. You won’t want to miss the family activities, crafts and the historical puppet theatre.

Crab Park Canada Day Festival

Crab Park-North Foot of Main Street

Come on out to celebrate and support this beautiful park and hear some outstanding music as well! Runs between 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Yaletown Grand Prix

http://www.yaletowngrandprix.com/about. html

From 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., the race starts on Mainland Street. First held in 2004, this now-annual Canada Day bike race attracts hundreds of participants and thousands of spectators. Bike yourself, or watch the cyclists, in this exciting high speed race around Yaletown, and check out the kids’ races for fun for the whole family.

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Happy Canada Day! Shane Simpson, MLA Vancouver-Hastings

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CANADA DAY CRAFT PROJECT

Canadians have Magnetic Personalities!

BY ROBIN RIVERS

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e’ve been stacking up lids from jars in the craft recycle bin for a while, convinced that they would come in handy at some magic future point. Then the powers of glitter and recycling seem to have collided and lead us directly to homemade maple leaf magnets. Here’s what you need: • Red, white and silver glitter or glitter glue; • Clean lids from jars of sauce, pickles, anything with a big lid; • Magnets (we bought the strip kind, don’t use them. Use the heavy duty dot kind); • White glue.

tery designs that look more like a funky firework, but serve the same purpose and are just as fun to look at.

Follow these directions: 1. Gather up your collection of lids. 2. Take the white glue and paste the magnet on the back. Let dry. 3. Take your trusty glitter glue and make maple leaf designs. Depending on how thick the glue is, these will take a couple of days to dry. If you need a fast-dry solution, replace the glitter glue with glitter on top of white glue.

Our house is now patriotically glitter-tastic and I’m pretty sure that these fun little art projects will make us bust out into a spontaneous round of “O, Canada!” at random intervals over the next few days.

Younger kids have a lot of fun making red and white glit-

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These magnets are a fast making, long dry-time project that actually can be put up on the fridge or in a conspicuous location within an hour or so of creating them.

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travel

School teacher turned out to be the infamous highwayman

Recalling the adventures of Vermont’s Captain Thunderbolt Mitchell Smyth

Contributing writer BROOKLINE, Vermont—The one-room, red-brick building is circular in shape. It’s called the Round Schoolhouse and there are five windows, equally spaced apart. From where I stood in the middle of the room I could see the road, the fields and the woods: a 360-degree perspective. It was much the same view as Dr. John Wilson would have had in the 1820s when he was the schoolteacher here. The school was built to Wilson’s specifications because, he said, he wanted to keep a lookout in all directions for the infamous “Captain Thunderbolt,” the highwayman whose exploits had turned this area into a valley of fear. The pupils didn’t know it, but the bandit was closer than they thought. When Wilson died, the undertaker took off the high cravat that he always wore around his neck. Beneath it were the scars of chains such as a convict would carry. “Yes, Dr. John Wilson was Captain Thunderbolt,” says Cynthia Nau, the co-chair of the Brookline Historical Association. She believes he designed the building in a circle so that lawmen couldn’t take him by surprise. The society runs the Round Schoolhouse as a museum. It’s furnished as it would have looked in the 19th century, and arti-

Cynthia Nau, left, shows visitors around the Round Schoolhouse in Brookline, Vermont. In the 1820s, its teacher was Dr. John Wilson, later unmasked as the infamous highwayman Captain Thunderbolt. photo Mitchell Smyth facts and photographs record the history of Brookline and the school. According to most sources, Wilson came from Ayrshire, Scotland. In his youth, he took up with a bandit called Michael Martin from Kilkenny, Ireland and together, as “Captain Thunderbolt” and “Lightfoot,” they terrorized the Scots-English border. At one point, Thunderbolt was jailed for a

time, in neck shackles. (The names of the highwaymen may be familiar to movie-goers from the 1974 release Thunderbolt and Lightfoot, starring Clint Eastwood and Jeff Bridges, but the film bore no resemblance to the Vermont story.) When things got too hot in Scotland, the pair left, first—say some accounts—for Ireland and then for the U.S., where they

apparently split up. Lightfoot was captured and hanged in Massachusetts in 1821. But the law never caught up with Thunderbolt. Wilson was well educated and at various times passed himself off as a teacher, lawyer and doctor. After he left Brookline, he started a medical practice in nearby Newfane. Some of his medical vials from that time are in Newfane’s Windham County Museum. Also in the exhibit are a daguerreotype (an early photographic method, using a metal plate) of Wilson, his cane, brass pistols and a cork false heel that he wore in his boot. Nau explains: “When they undressed him after death they found that part of his heel had been shot away and there was a bullet wound in his calf.” Wilson died in Brattleboro, Vt., in 1847. He had insisted that he should not be undressed after death, but the undertaker did not know and his secret came out. The Round Schoolhouse—the only one in America—remained a school until 1928. After that, it had various uses, then lay vacant for a long time before being donated to the town of Brookline, which restored it. For information on travel in Vermont, visit the Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing website at www.travel-vermont.com. Mitchell Smyth is a member of the Meridian Writers’ Group.

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Ever stay in a hotel and discover that their mattresses are much better than yours? As a result, you may have had a much better sleep. A hotel can afford good beds because they buy them in bulk at wholesale prices.Well, as part of many recent sales to hotels in BC, we ordered extra materials and set them aside to offer to the public AT THE SAME PRICES THE HOTELS PAY!!! Now, our three best selling hotel/motel models – the same ones in use by hotels with room rates as high as $400 per night – are available at the true hotel contract price.

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

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

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Cohen concert

Those of you who don’t like the sun, crowds or celebrating Canada Day outdoors have been given a rare patriotic gift as Vancity Theatre screens Leonard Cohen: Live at the Isle of Wight, 1970. At the time, 35year-old Cohen was at the height of his musical and groupie-seducing powers. As lore has it, Cohen was awakened at 2 a.m. from a nap in his trailer and brought onstage to perform with his band at the third annual Isle Of Wight music festival in front of an frenzied audience of 600,000 who had just seen Jimi Hendrix perform, less than three weeks before his death. With fellow festival headliners Joan Baez, Kris Kristofferson, Judy Collins and others standing sidestage in awe, the Canadian folksinger-songwriter-poet-novelist quietly tamed the crowd with a set that included “Famous Blue Raincoat,” “Bird on a Wire,” “Suzanne” and “So Long, Marianne.” Films In Review calls the concert film “…a glorious record of [Cohen’s] mesmerizing presence.” Show times are 6:15 and 9 p.m. For more info, go to viff.org or call 604-683-FILM (3456).

Jazz because...

The Vancouver International Jazz Festival keeps on rolling. Some shows to consider: Run with the Heard, the Zolas and Analog Bell Service play the Biltmore June 30. The same night at the Commodore, Ninja Tune artist and DJ Bonobo lays down the grooves with Brasstronaut. On Canada Day, Jim Byrnes and local gospel act the Sojourners perform a noontime show at St. Andrew’s-Wesley United Church, while Pacifika and Swami chill out at the Commodore.

Cycle killers

Besides jazz and patriotism, July 1 is also a fine day for a bike race as The Union Securities Yaletown Grand Prix is back for a seventh year of speed and spandex. Part spectator sport, it all kicks off at 1 p.m. with a series of amateur races, while the pros line up at 4 p.m. The start and finish line is located in the 1000 block of Mainland Street with multiple viewing spots from the patios and loading bays of Yaletown. For more info, go to www. yaletowngrandprix.com.

Crab-tastic

Leonard Cohen’s 1970 concert at Isle of Wight is at Vancity Theatre July 1.

There might be no such thing as a free lunch, but there is such a thing as a free Crab Park Canada Day Festival. The annual music event, presented by CFRO’s Radio Bandcouver and tireless organizer Mark Bignell includes performances by Circus In Flames (1 p.m.), Michael VanEyes’ Lot (2 p.m.) and Blackberry Wood (3 p.m.) at Crab Park at the north end of Main Street. Did we mention it’s free? For more info, go to www.bandcouver.com.

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Fans of “vibrant and witty wood sculptures” finally have a reason to get up in the morning. Circle Craft Gallery presents an exhibit of Peter Kiss’s charmingly quirky wooden figures with such titles as “He Told Everyone He Was Really Well Plumbed” and “Re-Caffeination Re-

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This week some of K&K’s more sophisticated and laid-back members put on their best berets and headed to Gastown to check out the free Vancouver International Jazz Festival activities. After navigating our way through Water Street’s gauntlet of street performers, tourists and slowwalking onlookers and pondering the mystifying continued success of the Old Spaghetti Factory, we found ourselves feeling, pardon the pun, less than jazzed. Part of the problem was we had timed our Gastown vision quest all wrong, arriving while musical acts were changing over on the various stages. But the real issue was that we had mistakenly expected Vancouver’s jazz festival audience to look more like… a jazz festival audience. Instead of suits, skinny ties, shimmery cocktail dresses and pork pie hats, we observed an overabundance of Crocs sandals, stonewashed denim—sometimes with pleats—oversized T-shirts and pseudo active wear festooned with 2010 Canadian Olympic Team logos. If we didn’t know any better, we would have assumed we were at the Celebration of Light fireworks event or wing night at Boston Pizza. Is it too much to ask organizers to make jazz

fest a Crocs-free zone? We’d even endure the stinky folk festival fashion of bare feet over the much-maligned holey rubber sandals, which are essentially the footwear equivalent of jogging pants. We’d go so far as to say Crocs are the antithesis of jazz. Sure, they might be laid back and easygoing, but in terms of esthetics, design and attitude they have more in common with… acoustic funk. And sorry, Kitsilano residents, there is nothing cool about acoustic funk.

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We watched the recent G20 protests in Toronto with a mix of fascination and disappointment— fascination because riots and mayhem are oddly entertaining when they don’t directly affect you, and disappointment because K&K no longer feels comfortable wearing our favourite summer outfit of all black clothing, hoodies and bandanas cloaking our ruggedly handsome and unconventionally pretty faces. Simply put, they make for great sun protection. We could go on about how a few hundred losers hell bent on destroying property and breaking windows of businesses are even more stupid than they appear if they think

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their actions send a clear message about what they’re protesting—the oppressiveness of glass? But that would be too easy. We’d prefer to take them to task on the bandana issue. As our parents once told us after we picketed a McDonald’s while wearing a cow’s head to protest the fast food chain’s removal of the McRib sandwich from its menu, if you believe strongly in a cause, at least have the courage to show your face. One can quibble over how honourable it is to disrupt other protesters’ peaceful demonstrations or break windows like a disgruntled mob that’s just learned Guns ‘N Roses has cancelled its concert, but there’s no honour in doing so behind the anonymity of a bandana. Unless of course you’re ashamed of the Che Guevara tattoo you recently got on your cheek, which people keep mistaking for a portrait of Rosie O’Donnell or a character from Planet of the Apes. If that’s the case, a bandana would be acceptable. But then again, getting such a tattoo on your face shows a lack of forethought since everyone knows a Che Guevara tattoo is strictly a shoulder or chest thing. And don’t even think about tarnishing Che’s legacy by emblazoning his bearded kisser on your lower back. That’s just tacky.


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Can you spell supercalifragilisticexpialidocious? Neither can I. And, anyway, it’s just a word made up by Robert and Richard M. Sherman for the 1964 Disney film Mary Poppins. The words that the middle school kids in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee have to spell, however, are real but obscure, like “vug” or “syzygy.” But these youngsters are seasoned spelling bee-ers determined to go on to the nationals, each with their own style. Take Leaf Coneybear (Jeremy Crittenden). He wears a helmet with fuzzy ears, hugs a blanket and, after looking like he hasn’t a clue, goes into a sort of trance and spews out the spelling—to his complete amazement. Logainne Schwartzandgrubenierre (Alison MacDonald), the pigtailed lisper, writes her words on her sleeve with her forefinger before replying. Olive Ostrovsky (Tracy Neff) shyly approaches the microphone, fidgets and looks terrified before tentatively spelling her word with a hopeful lift to her voice when she finishes. Marcy Park (Rosie Simon) pops up with her

twin ponytails bobbing, confidently defines the word herself, spells it and sits down. Chip Tolentino (Vincent Tong) is easily distracted and outraged when someone gets an easy word. But by far the strangest technique is asthmatic William Barfee (Josh Epstein) who, with his “magic foot,” spells the word on the floor in a bizarre little baggypants dance before responding. Director Michael Shamata could not have assembled a better bunch to do this funny, heart-warming show. Everyone is in top form. While portraying adolescents, no one dumbs down or struggles too obviously to look like a kid. Each character has some endearing quality that makes us root for them; and our hearts are a little broken when they misspell and have to leave the contest (ushered out by actor Michael Blake as Mitch Mahoney, a street hardened character carrying out his court imposed “community service”). Running the bee are teacher Rona Lisa Peretti (fabulous Sara-Jeanne Hosie) and quirky vice-principal Mr. Panch (Brian Linds). With music and lyrics by William Finn, book by Rachel Sheinkin and under the musical direction of Bruce Kellett, The 25th Annual Putnam Country Spelling Bee has all the excitement of a real spelling bee, plus it gives everyone a song—and everyone here can really sing. Tracy Neff has us just about in tears with “I Love You,” when little Olive tells

us she thinks her dad takes the anger he feels towards his runaway wife out on her. And Laura Krewski choreographs some big, dynamite ensemble numbers like “Pandemonium” in designer Yvan Morissette’s school gym set. One of the interesting things about this show is that while appearing to be fun and frivolous, it gets under the skin of each contestant: the Asian girl who always succeeds, the girl with an absent “birth mother” and two fathers, the boy having trouble adjusting to puberty, the boy who’s always been told he’s dumb, the girl whose mother has run off, the boy who’s allergic to everything and just plain weird. In getting under the skin of these kids, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee gets to us, too. And one last good gimmick: four different volunteer spellers participate at every performance. And we root for them, too. On opening night, well known Vancouver playwright and guyaround-town Dave Deveau wowed (and caught completely off-guard) Hosie and Linds by correctly spelling the word that was supposed to send him back to his seat. There were roars of approval before they got him with a word no one had ever heard of. My supercalaphegalus (“woman’s intuition,” according to the 1942 movie The Undying Monster) tells me this show will be a winner for the Arts Club right through to the end of July. joled@telus.net

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with Cheryl Rossi When the Firehall Theatre Arts Society founded Dancing on the Edge in 1988 so local emerging dancers and choreographers could showcase their talents, Donna Spencer never imagined the festival would get so big. Now, the Firehall artistic producer and festival producer says Vancouver is a “hotbed” for dance with local talents including Amber Funk Barton, Shay Kuebler, Byron Chief-Moon and Noam Gagnon, all part of Dancing on the Edge, making waves at the biennial Canada Dance Festival earlier this month in Ottawa. “The response from that event was that the Vancouver contingent is doing some really exciting, very different [work],” Spencer said. “The Vancouver image, in terms of dance, is a very varied aesthetic.” This year marks the 22nd edition of Dancing on the Edge, with 20 different performances by artists from as far away as Uruguay over 11 days at multiple venues July 8 to 18. Dancers will trigger fragments of sound with remote Wiis attached to their bodies, while others cavort through Queen Elizabeth Park. It all culminates with a dance party on top of Sunrise Market, July 18. Karen Jamieson, who will lead a procession of dancers from the Carnegie Community Centre to

The 22nd annual Dancing on the Edge festival includes Amber Funk Barton and Shay Kuebler’s channel surfing inspired Status Quo. the Sunrise Market party, has been involved in Dancing on the Edge since its inception. In that time, she’s seen the festival evolve to include choreographers like herself and Joe Laughlin (a.k.a. Joe Ink) and their community outreach work, different practices with site-specific works and the inclusion of emerging and established professional artists with a range of venues. “You get a feeling of what goes on in this city and something of the excitement of it,” Jamieson said. A show called Edge Two at the

Firehall July 15 and 17 will feature a piece by Barton and two pieces by Montreal’s Sinha Danse, one where dancers also act as musicians when the remote Wiis on their bodies supported by interactive software signal bits of sound. On July 8 and 9, Barton and Kuebler will reprise their Dancing on the Edge-commissioned piece from 2008, which received standing ovations at the recent Canada Dance Festival, Status Quo, and was inspired by channel surfing and swiftly shifts from solo to ensemble work and combines con-

temporary technique with urban dance. “It’s got a lot of mixed flavours,” Spencer said. “They’re two of the young hot choreographers in Vancouver right now.” Move: The Company will perform Josh Beamish’s Sold Doubt to instrumental versions of No Doubt’s greatest hits at the Vancouver Playhouse July 9 and 10. Those keen to spend summer nights outdoors, can check out Mal de Mer, a performance made up of sea songs, Scottish jigs and explosive gestures at Portside, or

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Children’s Activities

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Cats

ORANGE TABBY kittens, ready now, mixed kittens ready July 5th, $100 each. 778-344-7553 PERSIAN KITTENS 1 white & 2 tiger colours. Playful & ready July 3rd. $350 each. 604.615.4356

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Wanted to Buy

MOVING MUST SELL! Imported Portuguese Living Room & Dining Room, Hand Tool Leather Upholstery, 5 & 11 pce in Mahogany, Also Kroeller 5 pce Maplewood Dining Set, Bokhara 9x12 hand woven carpet, 18ft freezer cuft. 604-294-8789 NEW NORWOOD SAWMILLS LumberMate-Pro handles logs 34” diameter, mills boards 28” wide. Automated quick-cyclesawing increases efficiency up to 40%. www.NorwoodSawmills.com/ 400OT - FREE Information: 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT.

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Dogs

ADORABLE PUPS, 7 Pugs & 4 Westies $850. credit card ok, 604-542-8892 pics & video @ www.puppiesandponies.ca

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Childcare Available

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

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

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Garage Sale

Moving Sale! Sat. July 3rd 9:30 - 1:30 4067 West 32nd Ave. Household items, furn. tools etc. Cancelled if wet

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Special Classes

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Furniture

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BERNESE BLK lab, fam raised, dewormed, vet✔ 1st shots, $600. 604-795-7662 No Sunday calls

Childcare Wanted

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

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

Preschools/ Kindergarten

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Pet Services

VETERINARY HOUSECALLS

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Dogs

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

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Pets - Other

VETERINARIAN (DVM) REQUIRED to teach in Animal Health Technology! We offer enthusiastic students, a competitive salary with regular hours, great benefits and a central location in the Heart of the Peace. Check out our website www.gprc.ab.ca/careers

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Elder Services

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Condos/ Townhouses Langley/ Aldergrove

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Livestock

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Pet Services

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Accounting/ Bookkeeping

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Houses - Sale

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Financial Services

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Body Work

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Money to Loan

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Personals

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Surrey

3 BR Rancher Cloverdale, 1 bath, huge lot. Live in as is or build to suit, $339,900. 604-930-3000

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Burnaby

LUX LIVING, Stunning Masterpiece − 1 of a kind! NEW 6 BR, 5.5 bath, 3 kitch, 4 livrm, 5 car garage, view $2.2. 604 419-0699

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Chilliwack

MULTI ZONED 2 lots, big house, Best location Chwk. updated, rent $1500up,$1500 down. $360,000 1-604-929-3868..604-789-1002

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Cloverdale 6071-185 St. GARDEN LOVERS UNIQUE! New reno’d 4 BR, furn’d if desired. NICE! Very priv, fish pond+. $725,000. 604-575-1236

Coquitlam

4 BR, 2 kitchens, 2.5 bath, 2 fp, 2 living rm on 2 levels w/optional mortgage helper. Updated. On a quiet cul-de-sac in the desirable Ranch Park area, $479,999 neg. 1-780-695-8017 or 780-218-7067

Lots & Acreage

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6052

Real Estate Investment

★ 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

6075

Sunshine Coast

GIBSONS 12 acres, ocean & mtn view. 5 min. to ferry. zoned for 3 homes. drilled well, fenced, power $449,000. 1-604-886-8305 SUNSHINE COAST- 2 br/2ba home, lg corner lot in Dream Valley, access to Mixal Lake. $415,000. Brenda Sopel RE/MAX Oceanview Rlty 1-604-741-4242

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Condos/ Townhouses

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Condos/ Townhouses

Vancouver East Side

203 - 607 East 8th Avenue, Vancouver PET URINE Removal Treatment ™

5015

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

Gadry Consultation

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

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

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PSYCHIC

CKC REG Lab Pups, top breed, family raised, tattoo, vet ✔, shots, Juyl 5, $850, 604-814-2177

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

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4013

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

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Massage $29 Head to Toe 3 hrs $109

BOSTON TERRIER (PB) pups shots, dewormed, parents to view. 8 weeks old by July 5th. $1500. 604-542-1411, after 5pm.

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

Registered Massage Services

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NEW LISTING

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DOWN

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25. Criticize severely 26. Serrasalmus 29. Extra long staple cotton 30. Made a choice 31. Feline mammal 32. 37th president 38. Angry 39. E Anglia Celtic tribe 40. March 15th 42. Ice sport 45. Iniquitous 48. 1st stock offer 49. Danish money

51. Double hulled boat 54. Consumer advocate Ralph 56. Bell operating system 57. Semitic fertility god 58. Old Norse poems 59. Shock treatment 60. Beget 61. 8 reale coin 62. “Partridge” star Susan 63. Grassland, meadow 64. Lair

27. Mythological bird 28. Adaba 32. Glowing quality 33. Personal cyber “theft” 34. Highest N. Am. peak 35. Weak tides 36. Chant 37. Twelve 38. Faulty billiards shot 41. Safaqis 43. ______ off: fell asleep 44. Hit 50’s musical 46. Expression of doubt 47. Scientific workplaces 50. Deliberate bulding fire

52. A horizontal bar of wood 53. Swiss river 55. Data processing by a computer


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T H E VANCOUV E R COURI ER WEDNES DAY, JUNE 3 0, 2010

Legal/Public Notices

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

HOME SERVICES 8040

Carpet/Flooring Installation

★★★★★★

Artistry of Hardwood Floors

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

CURLYS CARPET REPAIR Repair/Re-Stretching www.curlyscarpetrepair.com 604-282-6630

8055

Cleaning

CLEANING SERVICE. Reas rates, specializing in homes. Guar work. Refs avail. 604-715-4706 IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR Experienced, Meticulous, Reliable Cleaning, res/com. 604-537-8796

JANE’s • House Cleaning A thorough job every time! Call ★ 778-800-9612 LIDIA’S EUROPEAN Cleaning. Res/Com. Specializing in detail cleaning. Bonded. 604-541-9255

OFFICES & HOMES. Free est. 778-859-8008 or 604-957-0690, email: vitalcleans@hotmail.com QUALITY CLEANING. Exc refs. Res/com. Move in/out. Carpets + pressure wash’g. 778-895-3522

To advertise call

604-630-3300

Apt/Condos

1 BR $675 immed, Cambie & SW Marine Dr. hardwood, incl & hw, 1 yr lease. np, ns, 604-988-4692 1 BR deluxe condo. UBC Hampton Pl. 4th flr, view, wd, ug prkg. carpet, balc. ns, np, $1500, 1-888-892-3502 1-604-892-0262 2 BR Condo $1595. 5 appl, f/p, n/p, n/s. 16th & Cambie Avail now. Viewing/info: 604-738-4100

609-1333 W. Georgia St. 2 br, 2 connected bath, hardwood, stainless, 940sf, lease, np, ns, now, $1900, Eric K. 604-723-7368

BACH & 1 BR, Newly Reno’d, cls to shop & transit, secured, incls heat, h/w, prkg, Start @ $675. 604-325-1385 www.remirealty.ca BBY, 4575 Grange, 1 or 2 BR Apt, nice & spac, hardwood flrs, parking, across fr Metrotown, N/s, N/p. Call Ariana 604-616-2824 BEAUTIFUL APTS. 1 & 2 BR avail. Special rates. Open House FRI & SAT @ 8665 Shaughnessy Call 604-327-9419

BURNABY CENTRE Metrotown Area - Bby

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

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

Sidewalk, Driveway, Patio Exposed Aggregate, remove & replacing

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

253-0049

A. FOUNDATIONS, Retaining walls, Stairs, Driveways, Sidewalks. Any concrete project. We also do all types of block, & stone work. Free ests. Basile 604-617-5813 Tom 604-690-3316 ALL KINDS of Concrete Work, Tile & Brick. Free Estimate. 604-767-5915 Call Rocky CONCRETE Removal / Replace Small jobs welcome ● Fence repair. Free est. Mario 254-0148 Concrete Specialist. Driveways, sidewalks, exposed aggregate & patios. Santino 604.254.5551 CONCRETE SPECIALIST, patio sidewalk, driveway, exposed aggregate reas rate 604-764-2726 L & L CONCRETE. All types: Stamped, Waterproofing, Wash & Sealing Larry 778-882-0098

Drainage

Crown Roofing & Drainage Residental Div. Drainage installation & repair. 604-327-3086

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

Don’t struggle cutting your grass. Hire a Lawn Care professional. See section 8160 in the Home Services.

RENTALS 6508

Concrete

6508

Apt/Condos

DAVIE/HORNBY 1 BR + den, prkg, new reno, 1 yr lease, ns np $1450. Avail now. Refs req’d 604-728-5063 EAST VNCR. Near 7th & Clark. VIEW. Upper lrg 2 BR ste, newly reno’d, hardwood floors. Av now. No pets. $1100. 604-218-7660

GINGER Crosstown, Science World! Deluxe 1 BR condo, all appls, strge, bike locker, sec’d prkg, Media/amenties rm & more. NS/NP. Avail now. 604-861-6303 NEW 3 Bdrm+Den Suite, grd flr n/s, drugs, pets! $1200+20% utils Tim 778-840-7125 stringytim@yahoo.ca

6540

Houses - Rent

1770 E 60 Ave. 2 br, 1 bath, 1400sf, huge deck, yard, quiet, 1 year lease, np, ns, $1400, July 1, Eric 604-723-7368 (Prop Mngt) STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN No Qualification - Low Down CHILLIWACK – 9557 Williams St, 3 bdrm, 1 bath, cozy HOUSE on 49x171’ lot, excellent investment property in heart of town, close to shops & schools............... $888/M SOUTH SURREY/WHITE ROCK – 15532 Madrona Dr., 3 bdrm, HOUSE, on Cul-de-Sac in quiet family neighborhood, huge yard, new roof, double garage.. $1,688/M

Call Kristen 604 435-5555 or 786-4663

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Electrical

8075

PRO DRYWALL Service, boarding, taping, 35 years exp. Quality work! Reas rates, 604-716-5287 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

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Lic. 22308

Houses - Rent

SRY, NEWTON EAST. 6 BR, 3.5 baths. Incl s/c bsmt suite. $15,000 down & $3,100/mo. Home worth $540,000. Call 778-397-0827 info@pearlboxrealestate.com

6570

Out Of Town

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

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

1 BDRM g/l ste, in brand new home, 5 min to skytrn, $850 incl utils, cable, internet, w/d. Np pets, avail July 1, call 604-436-4417 1 BR bsmt suite. Near Rupert & 19th Ave. $780 incls heat, hydro, wireless internet, sh’d W/D. NS/ NP. Near bus stop. 604-779-1658 BBY N Reno 1 BR bsmt suite, $850 inc utils/cbl, alarm. Exc loc. N/S, N/P. Immed! 604-833-0888 KITS, 1 bdrm garden level suite, incl storage, utils, use of deck & yard, Nr shops/bus, NS, NP, Avail. July 1st. 604-734-0512.

Landscaping

Artistry of Hardwood Floors

Refinish, sanding, install, dustless 604-219-6944 We cover the HST CELTIC HARDWOOD FLOORS Installations & refinishing. Quality work. Reas rates. 604-293-0057 INSTALLATION REFINISHING, Sanding. Free est, great prices. Satisfaction guar. 604-518-7508

8120

Glass Mirrors

ANGEL GLASS, Comm/Residential, store fronts, windows & doors, custom shower & tub enclosures, patio doors, mirrors etc. 2837 Kingsway, Vancouver. 604-603-9655

8125

A Lic’d. Electrician #30582. Rewiring & Reno, Appliance/Plumbing. Rotor Rooter & Hydro Pressure Jetting Service, 604-255-9026 - 778-998-9026 Free Estimates / 24 Hr Service ELECTRIC AVE Installations. Electrian lic# 99207, Res/comm, www.electric-ave.ca 604-215-0562 ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR: Exp, friendly, reliable. Specializing in replacing old nob & tube wiring. Lic.#50084. 604-725-4535

Electrician Lic#95323, Bonded, Affordable Com/Res. No Job too small. 25yrs exp. 604 727-2306 LEO ELECTRIC Lic, Bonded, Insured Com & resid, professional work # 93554. 778-883-0302 LIC. ELECTRICIAN #37309 Commercial & residential renos & small jobs. 778-322-0934.

8087

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

8090

Fencing/Gates

S&S LANDSCAPING & FENCING

Factory Direct Cedar Fence Panel for Sale & Installation 8291 No.5 Rd Richmond Call 604-275-3158 THE FENCE GUY Insured B.C.T.Q Tradesmen 1994 Call Dave 604-781-9110

8105

Floor Covering

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

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

leveltileandflooring.com

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

Moving & Storage 1 to 3 Men

Quality Year Round Lawn & Garden Maintenance • Exceptional Hedge Shearing & Pruning • Clean-Up Jobs • Hedge Removal & Replacement • Small Tree Removal • Softscape Design & Installation • Turf & Seeded Lawn Replacement Residential / Commercial / Strata 26 Years Experience

604-809-5296 (LAWN)

8160

Lawn & Garden

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

45

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

FREE ESTIMATES Seniors Discount

604-537-4140 www.affordablemoversbc.com

AJK MOVING LTD.

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

(604) 875-9072 873-5292

B&Y MOVING

Gutters

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

604-708-8850 Local 604 Movers

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

✔ Reasonable Rates ✔ Large & small Moves ✔ Friendly well trained staff! ✔ Flat Rates Available.

TOTAL LAWN CARE

Lawn Cutting - Fertilizing Weed Control - Aeration Packages Available: Weekly - 10 Day - Bi Weekly FREE Fertilizer with Weekly Packages Senior Discounts Free Est. (604) 347-7888

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

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

Edgemont Gutters. Sales & Install 5’’ continuous gutter, minor repairs, cleaning. 604-420-4800 Professional Powerwash Gutters cleaned & repaired Since 1984, 604-339-0949

8130

Handyperson

AaronR CONST Repairs & Renos, small repairs welcome. Insured, WCB, Licensed. 604-318-4390 aaronrconstruction.com

Excavating

# 1 BACKHOE, EXCAVATOR & BOBCAT

8185

AFFORDABLE MOVING

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

604.568.TILE (8453)

Call 604-630-3300 to place your ad

8155

#1 A-CERTIFIED Lic. Electrician. New or old wiring. Reasonable rates. Lic #11967. 604-879-9394

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

6540

Floor Refinishing

LIC. #41559 & #3377631

RENOVATIONS & SERVICE PANELS

Drywall

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

8110

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

CONCRETE SPECIALIST

8073

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

8060

DRAINAGE❍TILING❍Painting

Landscape Concrete Kitchen/ Bath.Frank 604.809.1488 Free Est

HOME REPAIRS - No job too small. Carpentry, painting, fencing, drywall, baseboards, lam flooring, deck repairs, p/washing, gutters. Brian, 604-266-2547 / 785-4184

8140

Heating

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

8150

Kitchens/Baths

Counter Tops, Custom Cabinets & Refacing

Chau Le Gardening new lawn, maint. & cleanup trimming shrubs topping hedges 604-782-5288 Exp. Reliable Gardener. Yrd cleanups/renos, pruning, hedges & hand weeding. Ron 604-202-2176

EXPERT PRUNING Cert Arb Ornamental & fruit trees, shrubs,etc Colin Malcolm 604-618-9741 EXPERT PRUNING Cert Arb Ornamental & fruit trees, shrubs,etc Colin Malcolm 604-618-9741 Gardening Services 21 yrs exp. Tree topping, West & Eastside & Rmd. Michael 604-240-2881 iGarden Mowing, Full garden maintenance & landscape services. Power raking, aerating, fertilizing, gutter cleaning. 1st two cuts for the price of 1. Free Est. 778-991-5296

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Western Canada’s Moving Solution Free Estimates

604-765-0244

$30 P/HR. Abe Moving & Delivery & Rubbish Removal. ★ Available 24 hours. Abe at: 604-999-6020 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 EAGLE EYE Soar with the best It’s your move 778-883-2538 KIM’S MOVING & DELIVERY Reasonable rates. 24/7 days. Call 604-565-6110 ONLY $19 per hour light moving, cleanups. Also Home repairs 604-771-0911

POPEYE’S MOVING Scott 604-377-2503

www.popeyesmovingbc.com VAN EXPRESS MOVING Smooth & Efficient Movers. Seniors 10% Disc. 778-318-1299

8193

T.TRAN-604-723-2468, new lawns, garden/beds, weeding, clean up, pruning, trees. Reliable.

FLECK CONTRACTING LTD.

8175

@

#3 - 8652 Joffre Ave, Burnaby

WESTCAN

MOVING SYSTEMS

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

• In business 50 years

604-879-9191 Superior Cove Tops & Cabinets

604-767-0565

Masonry

Masonry & Stone Pavers - Allen Block Stone - Fireplaces Stucco / Tile Repairs

604-951-4000

★ FREE ESTIMATES ★ Brick, Block, Cultured Stone & Glass Block. Willie 604-612-1600

NICKDAN MASONRY All stone work & masonry jobs, Great Rates, Free Est 604-724-3539

Oil Tank Removal

• 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

Need a Handyman?

Find one in the Home Services section.


HOME SERVICES Painting/ Wallpaper

8195

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

Insured/WCB

778-997-9582 AAA PRECISION PAINTING Int/Ext

Excellent $$$$

Written Guarantee Free Est * Insured * WCB

778-881-6096

FAIRWAY PAINTING

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

7291234

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

8220

Plumbing

BDC RENOVATIONS Decks, Stairs, Bsmt Suites, Kitchen/Bath Ins WCB Ref’s 778-889-3729

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

FULL RENO’S, fences, pressure washing, rubbish removal, roofing, concrete. Free Est. Summer prices. 778-991-5561

PLUMBERS

KITCHEN & BATHS Home renovations, 30+ years experience. Call 604-731-7709

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

MATCO DESIGN - Renovations

*Additions*Quality Work *Ref’s 604-720-1564 matco@telus.net

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

Moon Const Building Services. Specialize in Concrete, Forming & Framing. Call Patrick 218-3064

8225

Power Washing

Edgemont Building Maintenance. Power Washing, Window & Gutter Cleaning. 604-420-4800 PRO KING MAINTENANCE Pressure washing, window cleaning, gutters, painting, small reno’s WCB, 15yrs exp... 604-780-2224

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

BBB • WCB • Fully Insured

POINT GREY PAINTING LTD Int/Ext - Quality Guaranteed Free Est * Early Bird Discounts 604-725-0908 ★ STAFFORD & SON ★ Interior/Exterior. Top quality work. Reasonable rates. 604-221-4900

ACOM CONSTRUCTION

WEST-COAT SERVICES Paint, hardwood flr refinishing. WCB ins. Domenic 604-376-4232

Paving/Seal Coating

8205

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

8220

Plumbing

BATH/KITCHEN Renos, decks, fencing, home repairs. Home Improvment Centre. 604-240-9081

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

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

TOP PAINTING Res & Comm. Reasonable rates • Free Estimate Top Quality! Joe 604-782-1377

Renovations & Home Improvement

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

www.drytech.ca

CONFIDENT PAINTING LTD Int/Ext Specialist 20 yr exp. Reas rates, quality. Licensed, Ins, WCB Jean-Guy 604-626-1975

8240

604-240-1850

CEDARWORKS

SUNDECKS FENCES • STAIRS

30 years exp.

731-7709

FERREIRA HOME IMPROVEMENTS Additions ★ Renovations Concrete Forming ★ Decks Garages ★ Bathrooms Ceramic Tile ★ Drywall Hardwood Flooring

8250

Roofing

Stucco

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

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

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

STUCCO ● STUCCO Seamless, matching any texture comm/res. Call 604-730-8277

8305

QUALITY WORK

SSK ROOFING & SIDING Re-roofing. Gutters. WCB / BBB 604-787-4622 or 778 240-6513

8255

Rubbish Removal

Sun Decks

SKYLINE DECKING & Renovations. All types of new, reno’s & ext. decks Quality workmanship Guaranteed reasonable pricing Call for FREE Estimate Luke: 604-729-6871

Tiling

RENOVATIONS

A to Z CERAMIC TILES Installation, Repairs, Fair Prices Free Est. 444-4715 cel 805-4319

SMALL JOBS WELCOME RENOVATION Crown Mouldings · Drywall · Painting · Flooring, ★ Call 604-771-2201, 771-5197

** MANNERIA STONE & TILE Total Bath & kitchen remodelling. Stone inlays. Stephen 604-888-1285

bsmts/kitchens/baths/decks/ fences & laneway 604-228-4272

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

8250

Roofing

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

Call 604-327-3086 for a free estimate

$30 P/HR. Abe Moving & Delivery & Rubbish Removal. ★ Available 24 hours. Abe at: 604-999-6020 A Westside Rubbish Removal 7 days/week, very reas. rates per load. Randy 778-899-1382 A.J.K. MOVING Ltd. Special truck for clean-ups. Any size job Lic#32839 604-875-9072

★ASK DISCOUNT RUBBISH★ Best Prices, Yard, House/Const, Demo. 7 days Ray, 604-727-6153 DISPOSAL BINS 10 - 40 yard bins. Lowest rates! disposalking.com 604-306-8599 JACK’S RUBBISH Removal Friendly, Fast & Cheap 604-266-4444

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

One call does it all...

Quote code 1969 for a 5% discount

www.crownresidentialroofing.com

Collectibles & Classics

1991 MERCEDES 420 SEL. superb cond. Thousands spent on making it 100% mechanically perfect. Body 99%. Interior 100%. An appreciating classic. $9800 obo. David. 604-728-0291 or email rbbh@hotmail.com

604-630-3300

Sea Island Renovations

9125

• • • •

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

604-312-6311

RED SEAL

FINISHING CARPENTRY Door & Hardware installs Small Renovations Reliable & Affordable service. 604-351-8943

Tree Services

Treeworks 15 yrs exp. Tree/ Stump Removal, Prun’in & Trim’in & View Work 291-7778, 787-5915 www.treeworksonline.ca Wildwood Tree Services, Exp Hedge Trimming and Removal & Tree Pruning. Free Est. 604-893-5745

8335

Window Cleaning

White Rose Window Cleaning Windows Cleaned Inside & Outside Gutters Cleared & Cleaned FREE ESTIMATES

9145

Scrap Car Removal

Removal FREEScrap/Car

Family Owned & Operated

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

THE SCRAPPER SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL

McNabb Roofing

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.

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 2H

9155

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Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

YOUR WAY

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

‘Old Home Specialist’

Steve

604-324-3351

Vans

2002 PONTIAC Montana, 8 pass, 138k kms, all power, siding dr. $4,350. 604 570-0157

9515

Boats

WANTED. 12, 14 or 16 foot aluminum boat, with or without motor or trailer. 604-319-5720 2001 GMC S10 ext cab, white, 200k kms, 4.3 L, V6, Excl cond, $3,450. 604 728-8867

9522

Motorhomes/RVs

2006 - 22FT double axel, white Jayco trailor, used for 5 short trips exc. cond. sleeps 5, full load. ac, etc. $15,000 OBO. 604-940-0310

NISSAN X-TRAIL BonaVista 2006 AWD, 78,000 kms, silver, A/C, Sunroof, Heated seats, New tires/brakes. No accidents. Ph. 604-715-7060

• TAR & GRAVEL •TORCH-ON MEMBRANE •FIBREGLASS / ASPHALT SHINGLES

9160

35 years experience

Sports & Imports

Cell : 604-839-7881

604-618-4988

Plumbing & Renovations

9173

2002 DODGE Caravan, 7 pass, 6 cyl, 5 dr, 106k kms, roof rack, air cared, no accd. $5250 obo. By Owner. 604-525-9641

9540

Trailers/Tents/ Campers

SAVE $ 604-228-ROOF(7663)

Plumbing, Drainage, Repairs & Installation

604-731-2443

2008 HONDA Civic, Auto, 4 dr, silver, grey int, all power, a/c, 27K kms, $13,000. 604 518-3166

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES

2005 NISSAN Xterra SE. yellow 83.5ks, exc cond, free oil change for life. $15,900, 604-760-5354

ROOFING

2006 VW JETTA TDI, deisel, 41ks, mint, top model, f/load $15,900 obo. 778-386-0431

HOUR 2Service From Call

Edgemont Building Maintenance. Window & Gutter Cleaning, Power Washing. 604-420-4800 Waters Home Maintenance Window Cleaning, also gutters. Free est. 604-738-6606

2004 HYUNDAI Sonata, immac, loaded, luxury version. only 69K, 1 year warr. remaining, dark grey w/tinted rear, black leather int, 4 snows, 1 owner, paid $35,000, now $11,900 obo. 604-926-1206

• Leak Repairs & Chimney Repairs • Sloped Roofs: 30-60 Year Shingles • Flat Roofs: Rubber Coatings • Patio Decks & Deck Coatings • Accredited BBB member Showroom 1230 West 75th Ave

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

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

No Wheels No Problem

604-274-0285

Spring Special

Drainage & Plumbing Inc.

Certified Plumber & Gas Fitter

1990 MERCEDES 560 SEL

1995 CADILLAC DEVILLE, like new, 50k, new battery & tires, pearl, $5995 obo. 604-721-5026

Buying? Hiring? Selling? Renting?

www.drytech.ca

Sports & Imports

2005 CRYSLER CROSSFIRE 2005. Low kms, heated seats, p/w, p/l. $17,500. 778-887-6567

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

8315

Domestic

''Satisfaction Guaranteed''

NORM, 604-466-9733 Cell: 604-841-1855

9160

604.845.5010

1993 BMW M5, rare 340HP 3.8, only 121km, all books/records. $22,800. 604-987-3876. D24627

8309

Bath, Kitchen, Suite’s & More www. renorite.com 604-781-7695

STEPS, RAILINGS, DECKS

9110

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

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

Call Mike @ 604-321-5035 for all your reno & home imp needs.

8300

EW39

AUTOMOTIVE

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

QUALITY RENO’S, res. & comm. kitchen, bath & bsmt specialists. refs avail. call Greg 604-889-6055

Showroom 1230 West 75th Ave

Custom Homes & Renos Project Management Roofing ★ Framing ★ Flooring Quality work ★ Free Est. acom@mail.com

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RENOS • REPAIRS

POINT GREY ROOFING Established 1946

LTD.

All Types of Roofing, Re-Roofing & Repairs

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

604-221-2641 604-985-2641

★ BATHROOM SPECIALIST★ Tiles, tub, vanity, plumbing, paint framing. From start to finish. Over 20 yrs exp. Peter 604-715-0030

SOUTHWEST ROOFING Cedar Shake Roof Replacement. Est 25 years

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

1999 VW Beetle 102,000 km. Automatic transmission, 2.0 L, black, power windows and locks, AC, excellent gas mileage, good tires, reliable $4,500 or obo Call: 604-836-5593

Vancouver Co. Quality work at reasonable prices. Licenced, insured and bonded we do not take any money from our clients until the project is completed & the homeowner is 100% satisfied.

778-888-2338

604-630-3300

2002 KIA Spectra GSX. New parts. Standard, AC, Power, CD. 149,000KM. Some scratches 604-925-2220. $3000 OBO

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

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Showboating

Edgy dance festival

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Park board poised for $80 million spending spree Projects must be mostly completed by March 2011 Sandra Thomas Staff writer

With help from federal infrastructure grants and the need to spend money while it’s still available, the park board has voted to move ahead with $80 million in recreation and outdoor projects. “The $80 million has to be spent in one year,” said park board chair Aaron Jasper. “We’re just waiting for the OK from city hall, but I’m confident that’s not a problem.” Last year the federal and provincial governments dedicated $20 billion for what’s called the Infrastructure Stimulus Fund for “shovelready” projects across B.C. to create employment during

the recession. The projects must also be mostly completed by March 2011. The park board is combining $14 million in infrastructure grants with 2010 capital plan funds, which must also be spent before the end of 2011. Jasper said in previous years money earmarked for a project could be reserved no matter how many years it took for that job’s completion. That’s no longer the case for most projects, Jasper said. If $5 million earmarked for a project isn’t spent within a three-year capital plan timeline, that money could go back to general revenue. Jasper added the park board had $20 million left over from the 2005-2008 capital plan, which had originally been earmarked for projects

put on hold because of construction related to the 2010 Olympics. And while the city allowed the park board to include that $20 million in its 2010 operating budget, Jasper isn’t certain that will be the case in the future. “The city is really tightening its belt,” said Jasper. “If you say Project X is going to get done by a certain time, it had better be done.” Once city council gives the board approval to move forward, the $80 million will be divided among large and small projects, the highlights of which are $19.4 million towards the new visitor centre at VanDusen Garden and $18.75 million for the new Trout Lake Community Centre. See COMMISSIONER on page 4

Olympic RV park lost money Point Grey residents opposed site at Spanish Banks, Jericho Beach Sandra Thomas Staff writer

The park board will invest $19.4 million in a new visitor centre at VanDusen photo Dan Toulgoet Garden.

A controversial RV park created to accommodate visitors to the 2010 Olympics not only failed to make a profit, it cost the park board $70,000. Phyllis Tyers, president of the North West Point Grey Home Owners’ Association, said she and many of her neighbours were dreading the Olympics because of concerns regarding the RV camps. They were supposed to hold 300 vehicles at Spanish Banks and Jeri-

cho Beach, across the road from the residents’ homes. “We started a petition and made a presentation to the park board, but it turned out that was a waste of time because nobody showed up,” said Tyers. “It was a non-event.” According to a short report compiled by Philip Josephs, acting co-director of Stanley District, only 145 spots were used with guests staying an average five days. It cost the park board $144,000 to create the RV parks, including $115,000 to hire a contractor to manage them for seven months. See RESIDENT on page 4

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are also available for children and youth six to 18 years old who need more support to attend day camp. Visit vancouverparks.ca, browse for programs online and choose “day camp” from the category list for details, or contact your local community centre directly.

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Pondering his future

NPA park board commissioner Ian Robertson can’t say whether he’ll run for mayor, council or park board in the 2011 civic election. “I’m undecided,” Robertson told me last Friday morning during a phone interview. Robertson says he was caught off guard by the NPA’s announcement last week that the civic party will hold an early nomination meeting this November, with a second nomination meeting to follow next spring. “To be honest, I wasn’t prepared for this early nomination,” he says. What Robertson did confirm is that if he runs for mayor or council it would likely mean he’d have to give up his job as director of sales for Rocky Mountaineer. Robertson, who’s serving his second term on park board and is its lone NPA commissioner, says he loves his job and the company he works for, so he’d have to consider his options carefully before deciding his political future. “I have to balance that carefully and weigh it out,” says Robertson. He admitted his name has been “bandied” about as a possible mayoral candidate, but I couldn’t get him

Funding for Fraserview

Youth sports groups in the riding of Vancouver-Fraserview received good news last week from the provincial government, which has dedicated $200,000 in gaming grants to support their upcoming season. Vancouver-Fraserview youth sports groups receiving funding include Vancouver Minor Hockey Association ($100,000), Killarney Centre Figure Skating Club ($35,000), Killarney Youth Soccer Association ($32,100), Killarney Girls Ice Hockey Association ($21,350) and Vancouver Killarney Minor Lacrosse Association ($15,040).

A taiko drumming camp at the Roundhouse is one of the many youth activities going on at the city’s community centres this summer. file photo Dan Toulgoet to reveal any more information. He did tell me he plans to make up his mind within the next three to six months.

Summer camps

The park board is offering summer day camp programs at all of its 23 community centres this

summer for children and youth three to 14 years old. Many of the camps offer theme weeks, excursions to parks, pools and beaches, and field trips to regional destinations such as water slides and science centres. All day campers aged six to 12 years also learn about respect,

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Despite former premier Bill Vander Zalm’s best efforts, it looks like the HST will be rearing its ugly head everywhere tomorrow, including the park board. The park board has included the HST in its Flexipass prices since May, but only for the portion valid after July 1. Now the HST will be automatically included on all passes. sthomas@vancourier.com

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“Now Mr. Spock, there’s really something about all this that I don’t understand, so maybe you could explain it to me, logically of course...” That famous Capt. James T. Kirk quote from the “Galileo Seven” episode from Star Trek: The Original Series, pretty much sums up how I was feeling as I wandered around the Star Trek convention at the Sheraton Wall Centre Saturday afternoon. To be honest, I’m no Trekkie. It wasn’t like I was heading out to “boldly go where no man has gone before,” but for this woman, attending a Star Trek convention was a memorable first. The crowd was a mix of devotees in street clothes and Star Trek T-shirts, alongside aficionados who put the word “fan” in fanatical. These true fans were dressed as everything from the famous Red Shirts, many of whom typically died during the line of duty in the original TV series, to Andorians, complete with blue skin and cranial antennae, to green-skinned Orions, a humanoid alien species found in the Star Trek universe. Initially, I was a bit surprised at the shapes and sizes unabashedly squeezed into the tight pants and shirts that make up the Star Trek command uniform. The short, the tall, the skinny and the extremely not-so-skinny sported their uniforms with such obvious pride and enthusiasm that even I failed to come up with a single sarcastic remark. Instead, it was the words of Capt. Kirk that once again summed up my feelings, “No, I’m from Iowa. I only work in outer space.” Funnily enough, while the Star Trek convention was unfolding, a wedding was taking place on the same floor of the North Tower of the Wall

sandrathomas Centre. Mixed amongst the Klingons, Vulcans and Red Shirts were beautiful young women in bridesmaid dresses moving between rooms. At one point I saw the bride, gorgeous in a white dress and veil, travelling up the escalator alone surrounded by Capt. Kirk look-alikes. It was a very Vegas moment. My partner and I began our tour of the convention in the ballroom where the vendors were set up. I checked in with Klingonese-speaking Charles Bae, who was featured in a Courier article I wrote last week about the convention, to see how the sales of his replica Klingon disruptor weapons—modelled after ones used in the 1960s TV series—were going. By the time we arrived around 2 p.m., he was sold out of the weapons and the model kits of the same weapon. We wandered around the room checking out Tshirts, mugs and autographed photographs before

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City councillors are shocked by allegations made by the head of Canada’s spy agency that several unnamed municipal politicians in B.C. are under the influence of one or more foreign governments. Councillors described the allegations made last week by Canadian Security Intelligence Service director Richard Fadden as bizarre. “I was stunned because I couldn’t imagine what he was talking about,” said Vision Vancouver Coun. Geoff Meggs of Fadden’s comments to CBC News. “If there’s a violation of the law going on, then [CSIS’s] obligation is to charge somebody and let the person defend themselves. What

they did instead was cast a cloud over everybody.” Fadden’s allegations came as a delegation from Guangzhou, China was in town to explore green economic development opportunities. Guangzhou is one of Vancouver’s sister cities. Fadden hinted in his interview with CBC that China was one of the countries wielding influence on B.C. municipal politicians. Fadden also suggested two unnamed cabinet ministers from two provinces were being influenced by foreign governments. Vision councillors Kerry Jang and George Chow met with the Guangzhou delegation but Jang said Fadden’s comments didn’t come up in conversation. Jang doesn’t believe the allegations would sour the city’s

relationship with Guangzhou. “I think everybody recognizes that Mr. Fadden’s comments were bizarre and showed an incredible lack of judgment,” he said. But, Jang said, he was worried how his Chinese ancestry coupled with his role as a city councillor would now be perceived by the public. He pointed out there are very few councillors in B.C. of Chinese heritage. “If you’re going to come out and cast suspicion or aspersions—whatever word you want to use—then man up and name some names and show us the evidence,” he said. “I personally feel I need an explanation from this guy because I was quite offended, I was quite upset. I was guilty by association and I think that’s absolutely wrong.”

Chow noted Fadden has since downplayed his comments, saying CSIS has investigated and reported on such threats for many years. But, Chow said, the allegations are serious and Fadden should provide more detail. “It’s puzzling,” he said. “If he has nothing to back it up, why would he say something like that? It’s almost like catching spies by public innuendo.” What’s more, councillors don’t have the power to make policy changes in Vancouver that would, say, benefit a foreign government or organization, he added. “We take care of land use, we take out the garbage, we fix the potholes, we give you clean water and we look after community centres, parks and we help the police—that’s it,” Chow said.

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NPA Coun. Suzanne Anton had a different take on Fadden’s comments, saying she’s not going “to go overboard fretting about it.” Fadden was simply stating a political reality, Anton said. “People have been jockeying for position ever since human history began,” she said. “If you really think about it, he’s just stating the obvious that local organizations and foreign organizations all try to get their foot in the door—developers try and get their foot in the door.” Robertson issued a statement last week regarding Fadden’s comments, saying “it’s frustrating and unfortunate that local elected officials in B.C. had aspersions cast upon them without any justification.” mhowell@vancourier.com

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