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Vol. 102 No. 27 • Established 1908 • West

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NDP’s Libby Davies elected in 1997 Federal



Canada votes May 2 Naoibh O’Connor Staff writer

Vancouver East covers 21 square kilometres with a population of 106,816.

photo Dan Toulgoet

The Courier continues its weekly profiles of the five federal electoral districts in Vancouver. Riding name and location: Vancouver East sits largely between Ontario Street and Boundary Road, although it pushes towards Cambie Street downtown. Its southern and northern borders are from Vancouver Harbour to about 16th Av-

enue. The boundary shifts to Grandview Highway as it gets closer to Boundary Road. What it’s like: It covers 21 square kilometres, with a population of 106,816, according to Statistics Canada information based on the 2006 census. Vancouver East is known as left-leaning and working class, although many neighbourhoods are gentrifying. The riding includes trendy Commercial Drive, the troubled Downtown Eastside—one of the poorest neighbourhoods in Canada—Chinatown and Strathcona. More than 30 per cent of residents are of Chinese descent, while the Commercial Drive area is home to a large lesbian population. See DAVIES on page 4

Former health officer says mega casino will create addicts Casino proposal includes 150 games tables and 1,500 slot machines Mike Howell Staff writer The city’s former chief medical health officer has joined ranks with a coalition fighting to have city council reject a proposal from a Las Vegas company to build a mega casino adjacent to B.C. Place Stadium.

John Blatherwick, who retired in 2007, said in a statement posted yesterday on the Vancouver, Not Vegas! website that he fears a large casino in downtown will create more gambling addicts. “All addictions show that the more available a product is, the more of a problem the addiction becomes,”

Blatherwick wrote. “Placing this large addiction centre next to the sports centres (B.C. Place and Rogers Arena) where mainly young males go, ensures a fresh supply of new addicts for the casinos.” Blatherwick said the Lower Mainland has enough casinos. Richmond, Burnaby, Coquitlam,

Langley and New Westminster all have large casinos with slot machines and games tables. Slots also ring at Hastings Racecourse and Edgewater Casino at the Plaza of Nations, which is owned by Paragon Gaming Inc. of Las Vegas. Paragon wants to relocate its gambling licence to a new facility

on land immediately west of B.C. Place Stadium. The company wants to double its games tables to 150 and triple its slots to 1,500, making it the biggest casino in Western Canada. The proposal also calls for two hotels and restaurants to be part of the $500 million complex. See RETIRED on page 4




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MIKE HOWELL The bill comes in for the mayor’s Mandarin lessons as council’s travel expenses for the year are revealed. BY

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BY NAOIBH O’CONNOR The Vancouver School Board prepares to host Education Minister George Abbott for the day this Thursday.



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BY SANDRA THOMAS As Vancouver celebrates 125 years, let’s thank the volunteer-driven heritage groups striving to preserve our history.


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BY MIKE HOWELL A veteran former Vancouver cop is appointed to be deputy police complaint commissioner.

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BY NAOIBH O’CONNOR One of only two Liberal MPs to be elected in Vancouver East says a community-oriented candidate is vital for winning that riding.

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Retired cop recalls triple homicide after gambling loss Continued from page 1 “There are already more than enough casinos in the Lower Mainland so to attract more into this one centre, new recruits are needed,” Blatherwick continued. “Adding newer and younger gamblers ensures more people will become addicted to gambling.” Blatherwick’s statement comes almost a month after Dr. John Carsley of Vancou-

ver Coastal Health urged council at a public hearing on the proposal to reject Paragon’s proposal. Carsley’s recommendation has the support of current city medical health officer Patricia Daly and B.C. medical health officer Perry Kendall. Carsley said he based his recommendation on literature and research he reviewed on whether an expansion of gambling would

create more problem gamblers. He concluded the evidence is contradictory and therefore advised council to reject Paragon’s proposal, saying “once you make the decision to go ahead in the hope that one theory is better than the other, you can’t really go back.” Retired Vancouver Police Department Sgt. Bob Cooper also joined the Vancouver, Not Vegas! coalition. Cooper

was a homicide investigator and member of the Asian Organized Crime Section. “I’ve seen the worst side of gambling and its effects on individuals and society in general, including murders, suicides, extortions and a lot more,” said Cooper in a statement posted March 7 on the coalition’s website. “In one of those cases that you never forget, a man lost hundreds of thousands of dollars

over 24 hours in a Burnaby casino. He went home, murdered his wife and two small children, spread gasoline around his East Vancouver house then struck a match blowing the house off its foundations and killing himself in the process.” Added Cooper: “Once you’ve walked into a scene like that you tend to view those B.C. Lottery ads showing smiling people having a

wonderful time at the blackjack tables just a little bit differently than most people.” VPD Deputy Chief Warren Lemcke told council last month that he was more worried with crime associated to nightclubs and bars than crime occurring at casinos. The hearings into Paragon’s proposal resumes April 9 at city hall. Twitter: @Howellings

Davies captured more than 22,000 votes in 2008 election

Continued from page 1 Immigrants account for 43,725 of the population of 106,816— 5,905 identify as aboriginal and 49,945 are from visible minority groups. Statistics Canada reports that the median earnings of people 15 and older who worked full time is $35,376. Who’s running: Libby Davies (incumbent, NDP). Davies was first elected MP for Vancouver East in 1997. Prior to that, she was a fiveterm city councillor under COPE. Davies and her late partner Bruce Eriksen were key figures in the for-

mation of the Downtown Eastside Residents’ Association in 1973. Irene Yatco (Conservative). Yatco, who immigrated to Canada in 1973, publishes the Philippine Journal. She’s also worked as an accountant and general manager at several companies over the years. She’s a former vice-president of the Multicultural Helping House Society. Douglas Roy (Green Party). Roy has worked in education for most of his career. He’s a visiting professor in the international business department at Sun-Yat-Sen Univer-

sity in China. Roy spends an average of four months in China and eight months in Vancouver. He’s worked at Vancouver Community College and at the Vancouver Aboriginal Centre. The Liberal candidate is unconfirmed. Who won last time: Libby Davies won in 2008. She’s held the seat for 14 years and captured 22,506 votes in the last election—54.4 per cent of the vote. Liberal Ken Lowe earned 7,127 votes for 17.23 per cent; Conservative Ryan Warawa collected 6,422 votes for 15.53 per

cent; and the Green Party’s Mike Carr won 4,708 votes for a 11.38 per cent share. Betty Krawczyk ran for the Work Less Party (425 votes) and Anne Jamieson was the Marxist-Leninist candidate (171 votes). The NDP and its predecessor the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation have held Vancouver East for all but two terms since its creation in 1933. Liberal Arthur Lee served as its MP from 1974 to 1979, while fellow Liberal Anna Terrana served from 1993 to 1997. What matters to voters: Hous-

ing is a hot topic as affordable housing is increasingly difficult to find even in Vancouver East—whether renting or buying. The environment and sustainability are key concerns with more residents becoming interested in cycling, composting and growing their own food and being troubled by global warming. Young families are worried about the access to and affordability of childcare, and gay rights are of concern to constituents. Twitter: @Naoibh




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Have you ever heard Mayor Gregor Robertson speak Mandarin? I haven’t but I’d like to. And I’m thinking the distant relative of national hero to China—Dr. Norman Bethune—must be able to string a few sentences together in Mandarin. But it’s not because of family lineage. According to a city report on council remuneration and expenses—and additional information supplied to the Courier from the mayor’s office—Robertson plunked down $733 of taxpayer cash for Jie Jade He to teach him how to speak Mandarin. Another $1,525 was spent on translating and preparing speeches in Mandarin for Robertson’s trip in September 2010 to China, where he led a group of business leaders on an economic trade mission. I attempted to get in touch with Robertson last week to discuss his language skills but he was on holidays. For the record, Robert-

son’s middle name is Bethune, who was a cousin to the mayor’s grandmother. Bethune is best known for developing the first mobile blood transfusion service in Spain in 1936, and later performing emergency battlefield operations in the Second Sino-Japanese War in China. Robertson visited the memorial to Bethune during his trip to China. The overall tab for the mayor’s trip cost roughly $27,000.That included his expenses and covered costs of his chief of staff Mike Magee, assistant Lara Honrado and Vision Coun. Raymond Louie, who was there on sister city duties in Guangzhou. According to the mayor’s office, the Vancouver Economic Development Commission covered the expenses for Robertson and his entourage, which sounds like a good deal for taxpayers. But my understanding is about 80 per cent of the commission’s funding comes from the city. Some of the mayor’s other expenses included $3,124 on trips to Toronto and Ottawa for the lighting of the Paralympics’ flame. Another $2,584 was spent on a Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) meeting in Toronto and $1,793 for economic development meetings in San Francisco.


Mayor Gregor Robertson, who visited a statue of his distant relative during his September trip to China, took Mandarin lessons. submitted photo He also spent $2,386 on a trip to New York for a climate change seminar. Organizers of the seminar covered $1,426 of the tab. The Union of B.C. Municipalities’

convention in Whistler cost the mayor $1,155. But Robertson wasn’t the only one spending taxpayers’ money. Vision Vancouver Coun. Tim

Stevenson racked up a tab of $18,156 for travel, training and local expenses. It’s not a surprise since he is council’s representative to the FCM. Previously, Jim Green and George Puil had the same responsibility, travelled across the country and racked up big tabs. One FCM meeting was held in Iqaluit, where Stevenson was joined by Robertson. But Stevenson spent $4,529 to Robertson’s $3,826, a difference of $703. Why the disparity? I contacted Stevenson on his cellphone in New Zealand. He was in traffic and he told me to contact him later. I’ll follow up when he returns to city hall. Not sure if his trip to NZ was business or pleasure. COPE Coun. David Cadman, who travels the globe in his capacity as the president of International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives, was the most frugal politician on council. He spent $3,111 on training, travel and local expenses. All other councillors’ tabs can be viewed on the city’s website, under the council agenda for April 5. The mayor earned $139,395 as an annual salary while councillors’ raked in an average of $63,000, depending on their deputy mayor duties. Twitter: @Howellings

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The Vancouver School Board doesn’t always get what it wants, but one of its wishes has been granted. Education Minister George Abbott is expected to spend a day in the district Thursday April 7 (barring any unforeseen circumstances) in response to an invitation from the board. Mike Lombardi, a Vision trustee, told me Abbott will meet with the board and visit schools to learn about seismic upgrading, technological and digital initiatives, and sustainability projects. He’s also expected to meet teachers and the District Parent Advisory Council. Board chair Patti Bacchus filled me in on the details: the day will start at Elsie Roy elementary

with an hour-long meeting with the board. Trustees have a long list of subjects they plan to raise, including a review of funding, the status of the special adviser report recommendations, an update on school closures and sectoral review. The board will also renew its request for “predictable funding” and the need to speed up seismic upgrading. Trustees also want to talk about “21st century learning,” technology, the idea of a balanced calendar, Mandarin programs, and the proposal for an aboriginal-focused school. After the meeting, Abbott will tour Elsie Roy to see its iPad project (the school has 30 iPads) before moving on to Laura Secord elementary school, which is undergoing an upgrade, to discuss seismic and heritage building concerns. The third stop will be Windermere secondary—to show the minister the school’s environmental projects. Windermere has a student-led garden dubbed the Little Big Garden in its centre courtyard and students use bike trailers to pick up compost

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WEB POLL NATION Go to to vote Have you already decided which candidate or party you will vote for in the May 2 federal election? Last week’s poll question: The fourth federal election in seven years gets you: A) excited—30 per cent B) frustrated—39 per cent C) sleepy—31 per cent This is not a scientific poll.

Happy anniversary, Vancouver. While researching this column about Vancouver’s 125th anniversary, I came across an interesting tidbit in the book The History of Metropolitan Vancouver, written by Mr. Vancouver himself, the late Chuck Davis. According to Davis, this advertisement appeared in the Vancouver News-Advertiser in 1908: “Manager George Calvert, of the Pantages Theatre, takes great pleasure in announcing that there will be an extra act on the bill this afternoon and this evening, namely ‘Jeff,’ the Boxing Kangaroo. This animal is claimed to be an adept in the boxing line, in fact almost as good if not better than an ordinary boxer and he has proved a great attraction wherever he has appeared. This is an act that will greatly please the ladies and children and there should be a large turnout of them at all the performances to-day.” Sadly, the much-loved Pantages Theatre is no more, which is the case with many other theatres, attractions, businesses, iconic stores, city buildings—well, you get the point. And instead of boxing kangaroos, the city recently approved mixed martial arts and dancing horses. Luckily, Vancouver has several groups dedicated to preserving our city’s history, and their members fight tirelessly to save the same theatres, attractions, businesses, iconic stores and city buildings going the way of the dodo. Two of the most high-profile groups in the city are the Vancouver Heritage Foundation and Heritage Vancouver Society, both of which hold regular workshops and events on everything

sandrathomas from building conservation and Vancouver Specials to heritage paint and transportation. The Vancouver Police Historical Society is another group that in recent years has been working hard to raise the profile of its Vancouver Police Museum. While for years the creepy little building dedicated to murder and mayhem sat in virtual anonymity on East Cordova Street, today it’s so well known it was recently named as one of the “expeditions, back-room tours and hidden treasure” mustsees by the international Obscura Day. The event, taking place around the world April 9, is the creation of Atlas Obscura, “a compendium of the worlds wonders, curiosities, and esoterica.” According to a description on the Obscura website, the Vancouver Police Museum’s more curious exhibits include “a painted skull sent into the Vancouver Police

Department, an exhibit of the police officers who have died in the line of duty since 1886, some fairly intense anatomical specimens left over from crime analysis, the milkshake murderer exhibit, and—in the behind-the-scenes area, which you can see on a tour—the blood drying room.” I recently attended a sold-out “autopsy” at the museum as part of its ongoing forensics workshops, which also includes blood splatter as a topic. Fascinating. It’s because of the hard work of these groups, mostly driven by volunteers, that we’re informed of the potential loss of important heritage sites across the city. The annual Top Ten Endangered Sites tour organized by Heritage Vancouver highlights endangered buildings. This year the focus of the tour was heritage schools across the city. And heritage preservation isn’t just about old buildings, but has expanded to include arts, culture and horticulture. When the trees along Cambie Street were threatened several years ago by the construction of the Canada Line, the Cambie Boulevard Heritage Society came out in full force to ensure they were preserved. That’s when I fully recognized the historical significance of each of those trees along Cambie Boulevard. So while the city marks its 125th anniversary with many free events today, let’s salute our historical and heritage groups that work year-round to sound the alarm about what’s at stake should we forget our past. Twitter: @sthomas10


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Housing project proposal endangers teenage girls No amount of newspaper opining can sufficiently explain the Downtown Eastside. In these green-wary times of blue box disposal, there’s not enough paper, not enough ink. Vancouver’s homemade ghetto stands alone in the Canadian experience and therefore occupies a unique corner of our collective psyche. To visitors, it’s shocking. How can the “most livable city in the world” produce 10 square blocks of misery. To locals, it’s driven through, glanced and discarded. Public empathy falls victim to time. But every now and then, it’s worth wondering how we got this far? And every now and then, we’re reminded that policy—not poverty—maintains the neighbourhood status quo. Consider a new housing proposal “under review” at city hall. The Atira Women’s Resource Society wants to transform the old International Inn (built as a brothel in 1912) at 120 Jackson Ave. into a women’s only housing project for at least 25 teenagers, mainly 16 to 19 year olds, who’ve “aged out” of foster care. A lone “house mom” will marshal the facility. Considering the role prostitution plays in the neighbourhood, and the inn’s past utility, the proposal falls somewhere between irony and the absurd. Opposition to the plan, driven by women’s groups, focuses on deliverance from evil. “If I was a pimp, I would love this. This is where I’d do my fishing.” So says Michelle Miller, director of REED, a Vancouver-based anti-human trafficking and sexual exploitation organization. Miller supports women’s housing. She ran a women’s only house in the Seattle area. But she opposes warehousing teenage girls in a sea of pimps and drug dealers. She’s especially concerned about the proposal’s focus on foster care graduates, a famously vulnerable demographic. “That’s exactly who pimps are recruiting and that’s exactly who make up the majority of women in prostitution.” Teenage girls are hot commodities in the Downtown Eastside. Their profit potential, measured in tricks, attracts the worst people on Earth. Consider the situation one block from 120 Jackson at the Vivian, a women’s only housing project on Cordova Street. Last Friday afternoon I watched several men loiter outside the squat brick building, talking to women and talking on cell phones. No one confronted them. To advocates I’ve interviewed, the Vivian symbolizes unintended exploitation. Subsequently, proponents of 120 Jackson are quick to distance themselves from the Vivian model. “The difference is the support services that will be available,”

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markhasiuk says Janice Abbott, executive director of Atira. “But predators target all of our housing. So yes, we have to be aware of that and manage it.” Those “support services” are yet to be determined and largely irrelevant. The Downtown Eastside is a service hub. You don’t need a new housing project to connect teens with services. That’s not how the neighbourhood works. And Abbott knows the neighbourhood. Her society operates several women’s only housing projects in the Downtown Eastside. Its for-profit subsidiary, Atira Property Management, manages 17 single-occupancy hotels in the neighbourhood. Alongside its rival entity, the Portland Hotel Society, Atira uses taxpayer millions to centralize social housing in the Downtown Eastside. More than any other policy scheme, housing decisions—made at city hall with provincial and federal money—enable neighbourhood decline. The 120 Jackson proposal elevates flawed housing policy to fantastic heights. How could anyone support this idea? What playbook are they reading? Michelle Fortin lauds the proposal and its commitment to “harm reduction.” As director of Watari, a counselling organization on East Hastings, she’s on the steering committee, working closely with Atira. She speaks quickly, using terms like “commercially sexually involved” and “problematic substance use.” (Translation: prostituted and addicted.) According to Fortin, it’s better to keep some troubled teens in the Downtown Eastside where they feel comfortable and available to folks like her. “When people come into the community and try to tear kids out of here, they go deeper underground which makes it harder for us to create any opportunity to get them out of here.” No doubt that’s true. But apparently, in HarmReductionLand, the solution is 120 Jackson—a housing nightmare that may doom its tenants in their teenage years. The proposal is under review. Building permits are pending. Expect a city hall decision sometime this spring. Twitter: @MarkHasiuk

According to one reader, the park board should keep their hands off mature trees on East Sixth near Semlin Street. photo Dan Toulgoet To the editor: Re: “Elm tree nightmare on East Sixth,” March 23. It would surely be the moral equivalent of culling sled dogs. I am aghast at the park board plan to cut mature trees that pose no clear and present danger. I simply can’t see how even heavy pruning could render a tree unsafe. Looking at the pictures on the website Sandra Thomas provided, it seems clear that B.C. Hydro did the heavy pruning

years ago. All Hydro should need now is light maintenance pruning every few years to snip off insolent young shoots that ignore power lines in obeying the botanical imperative of growing toward open space with more sunlight. Besides, how could the chronically cash-strapped board afford to spend big money on unnecessary work? My plea to the board: keep the trees, and save us grief and money. Joe Bako, Vancouver

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To the editor: Re: “City considers underwater bike tunnel,’ April 1. OK, I admit it. I fell for your April Fool’s gag. I read the headline about the submarine bike tunnel and immediately freaked without bothering to read the article. A good lie is not only believable, but also desired. I must have wanted to believe that our mayor was planning to burn $420 million to help people save $1 million. Robert Martin, Vancouver

••• To the editor: I have to thank you for an excellent article last Friday. Not being fans of the Burrard Bridge and downtown bike lanes, my husband and I read the article and experienced a roller coaster ride of emotions— disbelief, fury, incredulity and inferiority (although fit and healthy, our family will never qualify for the property tax breaks offered to “cycle families”). Then from the fourth last paragraph on, I was doubled over laughing hysterically. I forwarded it to several friends all of whom were equally appalled, and I also posted it on the Facebook page “Against Gregor’s Bike Lanes.” This morning I went onto Twitter to see what other interesting things Mark Hasiuk may have posted because I re-

ally liked his writing style. I noticed the post from a fellow journalist of his which gave me a clue that the entire article was (a brilliant) Aprils Fool’s joke. After pondering this and re-reading it, I decided that the underwater rest stop was really too much, as well as Mr. McElroy’s dubious character and fantastic quotes—they were hilarious and maybe just over the top. I have not yet Googled “DigableProjects” but I suspect I will not find it. I retraced my steps: clarified for my friends and hastily removed the post from Facebook; however, I would like final confirmation that it was indeed an April Fool’s Day joke. Thanks again for a great laugh (hopefully it really is just a laugh!). Melanie Ferrandi, Vancouver

••• To the editor: Up until now, the city’s piddling budgetary contributions made to encourage cycling, green paths and to save the environment have been petty cash in the range of $30 million spent. What the city truly needs is much bigger thinkers and much bigger budgets as represented by the underwater connection proposal in the Friday Courier. I would go even farther and propose natural non-polluting shower facilities in the mid-

tunnel rest area which could be supplied with a gravity-flow water distribution system. Rick Angus, Vancouver

••• To the editor: Thank you for starting the second quarter of the year with the brilliant article about a bike tunnel modelled after those in Venice and Helsinki. Yes, the Tsrif Lirpa connector in Helsinki is indeed controversial. Critics say even the naming of the project was retrograde. Colin Miles, Vancouver

••• To the editor: My husband and I read your front page piece with growing alarm and dismay. Our comments ranged from “this guy has to be committed” to “over my dead body.” It wasn’t until, “If you bore a tunnel with love” (and the dead star-nosed moles) that the light finally came on! Extremely good gag on your part, we both agree. The fact that we were three quarters of the way through the article before we made the connection does reveal something else. Given Mayor Gregor Robertson’s track record, we actually thought this could be possible! Thanks for the laughs on an otherwise dreary day. Marie Decaire, Vancouver

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About 85 per cent of people provide care for loved ones at some point in their lives. Some people take care of a relative for a few weeks or months following an acute illness or surgery, while others provide care on a daily-basis for someone with a chronic condition.

With today’s sandwich generation unable to tend to the needs of their aging parents or relatives 24/seven, caregivers look for reassurance that they will be safe at all times — even when left alone. Caregivers are routinely advised to take certain precautions such as, installing handrails in the bath or shower and removing small area rugs that are easy to


Family and friend caregivers offer a range of support, from physical care to personal care, emotional and social support, meal planning, transportation, and linking with health and community services. In Canada, unpaid caregivers’ contributions would cost the health care system billions annually if delivered by a paid workforce. In addition, many caregivers are employed, and the challenges of caregiving can lead to greater stress, absenteeism, and decreased concentration on the job.

Family and friend caregivers, often women, sometimes must leave jobs, reduce the amount of time they work, or pass up career opportunities. The Vancouver Coastal Health Caregiver Support Program acknowledges and addresses the five key elements to sustaining family and friend caregivers: recognition, information, education, support and respite. The program offers programs and services which include education workshops, support groups, phone support, referrals to healthcare and other resources. Plus, all services are free. Contact the Caregiver Support Coordinator at Vancouver Coastal Health, Caregiver Support Program, 3425 Crowley Drive, Vancouver, BC, V5R 6G3. Tel: 604-877-4699. Email:

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Kitsilano Community Centre is featuring an “Exercise Strategies for Seniors” workshop, put on by instructor Andrew Burchell. He says people are now living longer than in any time in history. But as we age, we must decide what quality of life we want for ourselves into our senior years. In this seminar, Advanced Health & Fitness Specialist Andrew Burchell will present statistics and research on aging and health. In addition, simple exercises that encourage functional independence will be shared. Be prepared to move! There will be small practical components throughout this lecture. Andrew Burchell is an Advanced Health & Fitness Specialist with ACE and a BCRPA ‘Trainer of Fitness Leaders’ ( This free workshop commences Thursday, Apr. 14, from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM, at Kitsilano War Memorial Community Centre, located at 2690 Larch Street; phone 604257-6976 for registration details. Vancouver/Kerrisdale Osteoporosis Branch will host a lecture: “Learn How to Boost Brain Power - Exercise to Promote Cognitive Function in Older Adults” by Dr. Teresa Liu-Ambrose, PT PhD, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Physical Therapy, UBC, and Direc-


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Sid Cross and Global TV’s Sophie Lui emceed the Bacchanalia Gala Dinner and Auction, the wine festival’s signature fundraiser.

Fred Chair Lawrence Burr showed off the largest bottle at this year’s Wine Festival, Paras Balta Mas Irene 2003 Cabernet Franc and Merlot, valued at $2,500.



Jackson Triggs winemakers Derek Kontkanen and Brooke Blaire displayed their International Wine and Spirit Competition trophies for World’s Best Merlot.


Spanish winemaker Telmo Rodriguez raised a glass at the 33rd annual Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival.

Wined and dined: Vancouverites can be forgiven if they’re a little hung over this week. Festival director Harry Hertscheg welcomed wine enthusiasts and industry leaders to the 33rd annual Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival. A celebration of everything grape, 62 events kept oenophiles busy sipping, spitting and swallowing. It was all about the “f” word as fortified wines was this year’s global focus, while wines from Spain were the fete’s regional theme. The wine was flowing and the bids were rising at the Bacchanalia Gala Dinner and Auction, the festival’s signature fundraiser, held at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver and chaired by Vicki Prince-Wright. Global TV’s Sophie Lui and wine aficionado Sid Cross emceed the golden gala sponsored by Goldcorp. A sparkling Cava reception and nine wines paired with five courses created by hotel executive chef Robert LeCrom left everyone’s senses reeling. All wined up, a spirited live auction contributed more than half of the $270,000 raised for Max Reimer’s Vancouver Playhouse Theatre Company. At the Awards Lunch, the festival honoured industry professionals, including wine critic Jurgen Gothe (Spirited Industry Professional Award) and West’s Owen Knowlton (Sommelier of the Year). Best Wine List kudos went to West Restaurant and Blue Water Café. Next year’s regional theme will be Chile. Hear Fred Mondays 8:20am on CBC Radio’s The Early Edition; email Fred at; follow Fred on Twitter: @FredAboutTown or

Hester Creek principals Mark Sheridan (l) and Rob Smith launched their new line of Character and The Judge estate wines.

Miner Wines winemaker Gary Brookman and executive chef Dino Renaerts along with his wife, Nessa Van Bergen.

Under the Jacqueline Conoir label, local designer Rozemerie Cuevas celebrated 25 years with a new collection and new edgier, younger JAC line.

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The federal election campaign staggers into its second week like a drunken father desperately trying to win our affections after years of being absent and neglectful. Hey, who wants to go to Chuck E. Cheese tonight? Who wants ice cream? And if you’re really good, Daddy’s going to buy you a pony. Ahh, you’re the best dad. All is forgotten. Yes, this week was one of shiny promises with no clear or succinct platforms and no pressing issues—just blatant, desperate vote buying, fallacious arguments and breathtakingly cheesy photo ops. Speaking of which…. • PM Stephen Harper hit Ontario’s agricultural heartland Monday for a campaign stop at a grain farm in some place called Wainfleet. Not surprisingly, Harper chose the picturesque rural setting to stoke the cold embers of the long-gun registry, promising to abolish it and suck up to duck hunters everywhere. The opposition “simply doesn’t get it,” said Harper in front of a backdrop of supporters who were sitting on, no joke, bales of hay. Nicely played, Mr. Harper. We’re just disappointed he only used the set of Hee Haw for his political stumping. If he were really savvy, he

would have carted in Roy Clark and the corpse of Buck Owens to perform one of their pickin’ and grinnin’ skits. “I see by the papers up in Ottawa a man there gets hit by a car every 30 minutes,” Owens would say, to which Clark replies, “Bet he’s gettin’ tired of that by now!” • According to the Globe and Mail’s Campaign Notebook, Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff has been taking a page from Harper’s ahh shucks, down-home playbook by dropping into Tim Hortons branches across the East Coast. He was at a Timmy’s in Halifax on Monday and one on the Conception Bay Highway Tuesday. Unfortunately, Ignatieff’s “in touch with the average Canadian” message was drowned out by the hissy fit he threw upon learning Tim Hortons doesn’t carry croissants or brioche. “What kind of savages are you?” he said, before his team of handlers tackled him and stuffed a maple-glazed doughnut in his mouth. • NDP leader Jack Layton, still feeling the surge from a Vancouver newspaper’s online photo gallery of what various celebrities would look like if they had Layton’s moustache crudely Photoshopped onto their faces… sigh… put


his acoustic guitar down for a moment to visit factories and press the flesh of the proletariat, which, to be honest, is kind of rough and could use moisturizer. He also promised to double Canada Pension Plan benefits, saying that the Canadian pension plan is woefully inadequate to keep people living in comfort in their old age… unless, of course, you’re a member of Parliament. “We don’t really have an adequate system of retirement security in the country,” Layton said Monday morning during a campaign stop at a dance club in the Toronto riding of Davenport, the symbolism of which we’re still trying to grasp. The other parties are dancing around the issues? We need to bust a move on pension reform? The Tories have let the pension system’s backbone slide? We’ll have to get back to you on that one. • As far as we know, Bloc leader Gilles Duceppe remained in Quebec—because where else is he going to go?—and Green Party leader Elizabeth May remained in a state of denial, refusing to accept the fact she wasn’t invited to the federal leaders’ debate. • On a happier note: three and a half more weeks and it will all be over.






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The Trespassers—described in press releases as being about “life, death, love, family and peaches”—premiered at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in 2009. A new production of Morris Panych’s play, directed by Ron Jenkins, was mounted at Victoria’s Belfry Theatre last September and it’s this production, in association with the Belfry, that now graces the Playhouse stage. I’m a Panych fan from way back, and the Canadian Theatre Encyclopedia nails what it is that I find so attractive in the Panych canon: “His plays are characterized by existential themes and ‘theatre of the absurd’ style and sensibility... they pose broad philosophical questions on human interaction and isolation, on the nature of good and evil, and on the relationship between fantasy and reality.” The Trespassers, however, is much more realistic than his other plays, and this is reflected in Narda McCarroll’s set, which has none of the thrillingly forced perspective interiors or charmingly wonky exteriors of Ken Macdonald (Panych’s partner and most frequent set designer). It’s a one-set-fits-all, wood-

Brian Dooley, Jennifer Clement and Amitai Marmorstein appear in Morris Panych’s The Trespassers. en-slatted interior that multifunctions as the inside of a barn and a kitchen or, with suspended glowing orange globes, a peach orchard. The peaches-as-people metaphor is implied throughout: their delicacy and their vulnerability to bruising or going bad. Fifteen-year-old Lowell (Amitai Marmorstein) is an odd kid. Cash, his mother (Natascha Girgis), thinks he’s borderline bi-polar and tries to keep him medicated. Hardy, his grandfather (Brian Dooley), thinks the kid’s OK and tries to keep him off the meds. Cash, dumped by Lowell’s father for someone half her height, has taken up Christianity; Hardy is a socialist and an atheist. So while Cash works at the local museum, Hardy does his best to set Lowell straight by teaching him a thing or two about poker, stealing peaches and sex.

And that takes us back to peaches. It’s a real show stopper when Jennifer Clement, as sexy, heart o’ gold Roxy, pops out a bare boob, grabs Marmorstein’s hand and plunks it there. Director Jenkins gives that a long minute before Lowell, blown speechless, asks, “How much do you think it weighs?” The Trespassers is Panych so it’s funny. But it’s also a mystery. The play opens with Lowell being interrogated by Milton, a cop (Raphael Kepinski), and we don’t know why. Marmorstein, absolutely spellbinding in Zee Zee Theatre’s Nelly Boy several years ago, makes his Playhouse debut in The Trespassers. Without resorting to cute, he plays awkward and 15 easily. He makes Lowell’s affection for his grandfather palpable, and his little victories—like bluffing Hardy at poker—have us

rooting for him. And, in spite of Lowell’s continuing conflicts with Cash, Marmorstein nevertheless shows us that this lost boy loves his mother. Girgis, with a perpetual frown of parental concern on her face, has a rather onenote role until a late reconciliation scene where she exposes Cash’s devastating frailty. And Dooley, after spouting lots of Hardy’s folksy wisdom, eventually shows us that not-quite-so-hardy Hardy has doubts and fears, too. Beautiful Clement, who often portrays a refined, regal character swishing about in silk and satin, makes a terrific floozy with a rat’s nest hairdo. Compassion just flows off her like warm honey. Hardy’s so-called “paramour,” Roxy teaches Lowell a few things about the female anatomy but a lot more about life. I enjoyed The Trespassers, but I missed the quirky irony that has been Panych’s trademark. This play packs a lot of charm; heaven forbid Panych should be mellowing. However, re-reading the last couples of scenes makes me wonder if The Trespassers isn’t Panych’s saddest play. Tennessee Williams’ line from A Streetcar Named Desire, “I have always been grateful for the kindness of strangers,” comes to mind as Lowell is packed off to a place “where they can look after” him. Where, exactly, will that be?


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with Cheryl Rossi A man with a shopping cart pulled up in front of photographer Brian Howell and dove into a garbage bin, giving Howell time to study its contents, two weeks before the 2010 Winter Olympics. Shortly afterwards, Howell found himself fortunate enough to be shooting Olympic hockey games for Maclean’s magazine. “That really struck a chord with me that there was so much optimism in the city and it was a time that there was all this promise and yet not a whole lot was going to change for a lot of people,” Howell said. An idea was forming. Howell wanted to photograph binners’ carts, but he wasn’t sure how to proceed. On Father’s Day, he spied a large photograph of a woman’s face jutting out of a cart in West Vancouver that forced him to pull over. He asked the binner how he could go about photographing his cart, and the man told him he could buy the

vessel, contents and all. “That was kind of the defining moment of wow, people don’t live out of these things. They’re willing to part with them. They don’t have this attachment that you may otherwise think,” Howell said. “There are those people out there, but there’re also a lot of people that are out collecting things and selling them to make money.” From June until February, Howell purchased 45 carts from binners, took the carts to a warehouse and photographed them. The results—25 nearly life-size prints of what Howell sees as “perishable sculptures”—will deck the walls of the Winsor Gallery, April 7 to 30. One cart holds a riotous tangle of yellow, lime, orange and blue cords. Another cart is wrapped with a scarlet tablecloth that’s bound with a bungee cord. Each of the men and women Howell approached set a price for their collection, which was accepted without negotiation, the average price being $25. Usually binners were happy to move all of their goods in one go, Howell said. He made sure binners removed any personal possessions. Then

For his latest exhibition, Brian Howell photographed shopping carts and their contents, which he bought from binners. he told them the purpose of the exchange, rolled the carts up the ramp he’d built into the old pickup truck he bought and drove them to the studio he rented. He shot these found compositions, untouched and intact, with a rented high-resolution medium-format digital camera. “The idea is so that the viewer can look at every aspect of them, can con-

template the contents,” said Howell, who’s the younger brother of Courier reporter Mike Howell. “After I photographed them, I would find details in some of the objects that I didn’t even see when I bought them off people.” One of the carts Howell purchased included a bar fridge, microwave, toaster, plant, Razor scooter and desk chair.

“It just says so much about how we live, the fact that we can just move on and toss all our stuff away. So disposable, such a wasteful society, but intriguing that someone thinks they can repurpose it before it goes off to the landfill,” he said. After shooting the carts, Howell recycled or donated the contents and, under the cover of darkness, returned the carts to the supermarkets they originally came from. The award-winning editorial photographer has previously focused on the worlds of celebrity impersonators and minor league wrestlers, as seen in his photography books Fame Us and One Ring Circus. Douglas Coupland has written an introductory essay for the Shopping Carts show catalogue. “It’s almost things that are right underneath our nose that are not given any attention,” Howell said of the subjects that inspire his photos. “I’m intrigued by how commonplace they are, yet they’re not things that had really been documented in any way.” The opening reception runs April 7, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Winsor Gallery, 3025 Granville St. Twitter: @Cheryl_Rossi


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Kat Cronin (a.k.a. Major A$$ets) with rookie skaters Delna Dalsima (D.A. DaRuckus) and Belinda Williams (Didgeri Doom) show off their muscled and costumed bodies before the Terminal City Rollergirls season opener April 9. photos Dan Toulgoet

‘Fresh meat’ helps roller derby league expand Megan Stewart Staff writer

Eight months ago, a record number of skating novices undressed to dress up and express their cheeky, shortshort, smoking-hot selves on wheels. Ninety-one women attended tryouts in September. Thirty-one skaters ultimately made the cut to become “fresh meat” and are now drafted rookies in Vancouver’s skater-owned and owner-operated roller derby league called Terminal City Rollergirls. The women also formed a critical mass that enabled the league to expand from three teams to four. A spike in players means additional support behind the scenes and the potential for greater revenue as more fans pay to watch the women compete in a sport celebrated for its ferocity and aggression as well as its camaraderie and camp. “The more people who play, the more people find out about roller derby in Vancouver and hear how much we love it,” said the league’s spokesperson Andi Struction. “They fill the seats when we play.”

Since its inception in 2006, this year is the first the Terminal City Rollergirls are members of the international Women’s Flat Track Derby Association, an organization representing 75 leagues with standardized rules and guidelines and global competition. The 2011 season begins this weekend with a doubleheader bout. The expansion Public Frenemy makes its debut against the Riot Girls, followed by the three-time league champion Bad Reputations squaring off against the Faster Pussycats. Belinda Williams, a rookie with the expansion team, says roller derby is the playtime of serious sport. Multiple three-hour practices each week plus cross-training increase her endurance. She cares for bruises and road rash on

her limbs—wounds she welcomes as a sign she’s tough enough to handle the flat-track violence of competitors she otherwise considers her friends. “The bruises on my arms are from hitting other girls. The ones on my leg and butt are from hitting the ground.” Opponents hit each other as hard as they can in the spirit of competition and respect, says Williams, who goes by the derby name Didgeri Doom. “You wouldn’t want to insult each other by going soft.” Although the costuming adds to the entertainment factor of the sport, Williams says her focus is on the bout, not her body. “When I’m out there, what I’m wearing is the last thing on my mind.”

Delna Dalsima, who was drafted to the Riot Girls as a rookie this year, said she’s more confident in her physicality. “Something about being as tough as we are, I don’t care about how little or big my butt is. It can do so much more than most people’s butts,” she said. Even when stripped down to fishnets, booty shorts and a cut-off T-shirt, as the naturally shy person Dalsima says she’s become more comfortable in her own skin, much of which is painted in a mosaic of body art. The rookies agree that the only mandatory gear after skates and a helmet are kneepads. If you scrimp, you’ll be paying for it one way or another. A “fresh meat” equipment package goes for about $500, with stakes costing roughly $150. Special-made, custom rollerskates can reach upwards of $600. The season opener begins April 9 at 6 p.m. with doors opening at 5 p.m. at the Kerrisdale Arena. Tickets are $10 to $15. Twitter: @MHStewart

Lacrosse is Canada’s official summer sport, but Vancouverites could make a case that it be changed to road hockey. After asphalt rinks took a share of the spotlight and upped fan fervour during the 2010 Olympics, every celebration has become a reason to chase after a hard, fluorescent orange ball. If there was ever an occasion to play, it’s Vancouver’s 125th birthday. The ball drops today (April 6) at 2 p.m. at the Olympic Cauldron at 1055 Canada Place. Bring your gear and a donation for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank. The enthusiasts behind Five Hole for Food will collect goods for the food bank. Canucks blogger Richard Loat (follow him on Twitter @ Mozy19) conceived the crosscountry fundraiser during a road trip and will drive the length of the Trans-Canada Highway again this summer. Five Hole for Food starts in the east and sets off June 23 from St. John’s, Newfoundland before hitting Saint John, N.B. four days later for, what else, the World 3-on-3 Ball Hockey Championships.

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The Vancouver Girls Soccer Club is merging with Grandview Legion FC for the 201112 season. Joe Moulins, the president of VGSC, says the move will make both small clubs more competitive and will create space for more players. “Last season we were so small, we had to turn away quite a few players. We had enough for one team but not enough girls to form two teams, so girls ended up on wait lists or not playing at all.” VGSC counted 210 players on teams across U12 to U18 age groups last year. Moulins’ club had to turn away 10 per cent of players after tryouts. One parent said the small Vancouver clubs need to find ways to be competitive with the deep-rostered programs in Richmond and Surrey. Along with VGSC and Grandview Legion FC, Douglas Park and Killarney soccer clubs are running joint tryouts. The four clubs host tryouts for 11- to 17-year-old girls April 13 to May 4 at the Strathcona Ova. Visit for details.


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NOTICE TO CREDITORS Chester Allison Johnson otherwise known as Chester A. Johnson and Chester Johnson, deceased, formerly of 980 Lynn Valley Road, North Vancouver, BC, are required to send full particulars of such claims to the undersigned Executors c/o Owen Bird Law Corporation, P.O. Box 49130, 29th Fl, 595 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC V7X 1J5, on or before the 6th day of May, 2011, after which date the Estate’s assets will be distributed having regard only to the claims that have been received. Doreen Violet Johnson, Garfield Chester Johnson and Robin C. Macfarlane, Executors. Owen Bird Law Corporation, Solicitors NOTICE IS hereby given to Mr. Herb Hoffmann, that the agreement to rent the garage at 10 West 11th Ave. in Vancouver, B.C. is now terminated and you are hereby required to remove your property on or before April 20th, 2011 after which date the garage owners will sell, donate or dispose of the whole content of the garage. Elizabeth Berezowska and Wojciech Grzybowicz, 10 West 11th Ave. Vancouver, B.C. V5Y 1S5, 604-876-6487

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NOTICE IS hereby given that creditors and others having claims against the Estate of PATRICK WILLIAM McCANN, Deceased, late of 1105 – 4505 Hazel Street, in the City of Burnaby, in the Province of British Columbia, V5H 4T1, who died on the 11th day of October, 2010, are required to send full particulars of such claims to the undersigned Executor, BMO Trust Company at 595 Burrard Street, 9th Floor, P.O. Box 49500, Vancouver, B.C., V7X 1L7 on or before the 30th day of May, 2011, after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received.

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HANDYMAN; Reasonable rates. You name it - we DO it! Call Peder • 604-339-2419 BATH/KITCHEN Renos, decks, fencing, home repairs. Home Improvment Centre. 604-240-9081 KITCHEN & BATHS Home renovations, 30+ years experience. Call 604-731-7709 Mozaik Handyman Services Ltd Reno painting, electrical, plumb tiling, 604-739-8786..716-8687



Rubbish Removal

WESTSIDE JUNK REMOVAL ✫Best Price Guaranteed✫ We Recycle! 604-266-4444

Advantage Building Maintenance: •Roof •Chimney •Skylight Repairs •FREE Estimate 604-802-1918

ROOFING/ RE-ROOFING Leak Repairs & Chimney Repairs

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

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



Rubbish Removal


Stucco/Siding/ Exterior

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



Cell: 604-839-7881

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


PTV HOME RENOVATIONS All types of reno’s, big or small. 20% off Tile. Call 778-235-1772

Over 15 yrs experience All types of Roofing Reasonable Rates WCB Insured

$35/HOUR PER PERSON • 24/7 Abe Moving & Delivery and Rubbish Removal. 604-999-6020


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

A Eastcan Roofing & Siding Ltd Re-Roof, Repair. Ins. WCB. BBB. 604-562-0957 or 604-961-0324 ★ASK DISCOUNT RUBBISH★ Best Prices, Yard, House/Const, Demo. 7 days 604-727-6153

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

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

DISPOSAL BINS: Starting at $99 + dump fees. Call 604-306-8599


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

TAL TILE Kitchen, Bath, Floors Install & Repairs Int/Ext. Free Est. Guaranteed David 604-862-7537


Wildwood Tree Services, Exp Hedge Trimming and Removal & Tree Pruning. Free Est. 604-893-5745


Window Cleaning

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

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

THE FAMILY MAN Big or Small we do it all. 604-754-8559 or 604-515-0440

Tree Services


Waters Home Maintenance Window Cleaning, also gutters. Free est. 604-738-6606

HOME SERVICES Find the professionals you need to create the perfect renovation.

WWW.RENORITE.COM Bath, Kitchen, Suites & More Save Your Dollars 604-781-7695

To advertise call 604-630-3300





3 ROOMS FOR $299. walls, w/2 coats of top Cloverdale Paint. 20 yrs exp. Larry 604-961-4391 AAA Professional int/ext painter & wall paperer. Guar work. Free est. John 604-318-2059 (Kits) Barwick Painting Prof. painters, exp. painters, in partnership with Benjamin Moore. 604-263-2530

CONFIDENT PAINTING LTD Int/Ext Specialist 20 yr exp. Reas rates, quality. Licensed, Ins, WCB Jean-Guy 604-626-1975 DJ PAINTING •Int/Ext •Com/Resid •Top Quality 604-258-7300 cell: 604-417-5917

DVK PAINTING LTD. Call Dave Int/Ext. Res/Comm. Quality work. Great rates. WCB. 604-354-2930 MILANO Painting 604-551-6510 Int/Ext. Good Prices. Free Est. Written Guar. Prof & Insured. PainterOne Painting Interior/Exterior, Good Prices 604 812 8900

Need a Gardener?

$35/HOUR PER PERSON • 24/7 Abe Moving & Delivery and Rubbish Removal. 604-999-6020 AMIGO'S MOVING. Delivery. Storage. No Job too Small or Big. Clean up, Garage, Basement. Call 604-782-9511

Tel: 604-931-7575

Cell: 604-612-4347

Certified Plumber & Gas Fitter

EZ GO MOVERS Quick & Reliable Movers from$48 per hour


For Free Estimate Please Call:

ADVANCE MOVING LTD MOVING & DELIVERY EXPERTS!! Licensed, Bonded & Insured Single item to full house moves We Guarantee the Cost of Every Move Flat Rates always available A+ (604) 861-8885 BBB Rating


Interior and Exterior Painting

ENTERPRISE Mechanical Systems



Vancouver’s West Side Painting Company

Affordable, Experienced! Bath, Kitchen, Flooring, Finishing, etc. 604-230-6278

ALMA Building & Renovation New construction, expansion & reno., 604-228-4272


Moving & Storage


All Residential Renovations, Call Rae 604-323-3922



McNabb Roofing Since 1989

Paving/Seal Coating

METRO BLACKTOP CO. LTD Custom work for Driveways & new lane Aprons. Repairs/resurfacing. Call Gino 604-657-9936

Serving West Side since 1987

MASONRY and REPAIRS •Stone Walls •Bricks •Chimneys •Slate Patio/Sidewalk •Fireplaces & more. George • 604-365-7672

Andy: 604-719-8689 #158-11782 River Rd., RMD

For Free Estimates Call

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

Renovations & Home Improvement


Insured, from $35/hour, 3 ton 604-319-4204 Res/comm. Organic lawn care & quality compost. 604-831-0140



Find one in the Home Services section

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

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


Power Washing

PRECISION PRESSURE WASH Spring Clean Savings Now! Concrete, siding, gutters in/out, roof cleaning/treatments. Fully insured ★ bonded. Lorne 604-308-2839 or 604-716-7468


Renovations & Home Improvement

ROOFING/ FRAMING/ Flooring/ Renos or new construction. Acom Construction. Call: 604-240-1850 SMALL JOBS WELCOME RENO Kitchen/Bath, Crown Mouldings, Drywall, Painting, Flooring, 604-771-2201, 771-5197 Renos, repairs, character home specialty. Dean @ 604-908-4813





Serving Vancouver for over 25 years


#1 Roofing Company in BC

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■ Carpentry ■ Flooring ■ Painting ■Plumbing We Do it All. Small jobs welcome, Free est. Call Robert 778-870-EURO (3876)

All types of Roofing Over 35 Years in Business Call now for Free Estimates






1998 DODGE Neon $2750 Very Clean AC, PS, PB, good tires, 604-802-2344


''Satisfaction Guaranteed''

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

Cash for junk cars! $100 to $1000 Ask about our $500 Credit!

Luxury Cars

#1 FREE Scrap Vehicle Removal Ask about $500 Credit!!! $$ PAID for Some 604.683.2200



Call for a free estimate:

Visit us online to receive a special discount:

Sports & Imports

2001 VW Golf $6200 Only 99,000 Kms Exc Condition Auto 2.0 L engine Red with Blk interior Great sound system Have all receipts No Accidents! 604-339-5126

Visit our website @ Free tow, no wheels, no papers no problem! Hassle free friendly service. 2 hr service in most areas.

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC

Tried & True Since 1902



604 628 9044

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

Scrap Car Removal

$0 DOWN & we make your 1st payment at auto credit fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599. DLN 30309

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

EURO STYLE DESIGNING Reliable & Professional


2001 JAGUAR S-Type 3.0 Auto, Black on white, 139km. Perf. cond. $6,188. Tel: 778-322-3598


MUST SELL! Fully loaded, super clean, exc condition 2004 Infiniti G35 Coupe. Reg maintained, leather interior, 120,000kms. $16,700... 604-727-3282



WANTED. 3 small outboard motors. 15 HP, 9.9 HP & smaller. Motor doesn’t have to be running. Will pay cash. 604-319-5720




Your Original Fresh

Certified Organic

Halibut Steaks



Food Store Fresh

Steelhead Peru Bananas Fillets Fair Trade


$ 07 ¢ 79 9

/lb. $29.99kg.

/lb. $1.74kg.

/lb. $19.99kg.

We carry a Huge Selection of Organic Products Non-medicated

Chicken Thighs

Boneless & Skinless




/lb. $14.98kg.

Pork Side Ribs



26 $ /lb. $4.99kg.


99 /lb. $8.80kg.

Certified Organic California

Certified Organic Product of California



From the Deli


Honey Ham

Pork Tenderloin

$109 $ 59 $ 89 3 1 100g.




2 for

4lb. bag

Blue Diamond

Almond Breeze Product of USA

99 23 ¢$



Energy Bars

Assorted (Excluding Boulder Bars)


99 $ 19 case of 12

68gr. bar

Canadian Beef

T-Bone Steaks



Lemons or Limes


/lb. $13.21kg.

B.C. Large


99 /lb. $15.41kg.

Fresh Imported



¢ 3 for /lb. $2.18kg.

Plum-M-Good Organic



Endangered Species

Rice Cakes Chocolate Bars




$ 89 $299


Regular & Cluster

$ 99 1kg.

85gr. bar

185gr. pkg

Almond Granola


Strip Loin Steaks





Canadian Beef




Natural & Pearl

$ 89 2.5kg.

2 0 1 1


8 am-9 pm

Sale Dates: Wednesday, April 6, 2011 – Tuesday, April 12, 2011


1595 Kingsway 604-872-3019



Join the fight against Cancer! Starting April 1st, make a donation at any Kin’s location to get a Canadian Cancer Society Daffodil pin!

Happy Easter! Feed your Inner Bunny &

Stay Healthy with Kin’s!

Prices effective: April 4th - April 10th, 2011

Premium Jumbo


Premium No. 1

Fresh & Crispy



$1.00 each

White Mushroom

Russet Potatoes

Locally Grown

Washington Grown


Davie Street

Between Bute St. & Thurlow St. 604.687.8081

Champlain Square

Kerr St. & 54th Ave. 604.451.1329

City Square

Below Kirin Restaurant 604.873.6491

Banana Imported

Oakridge Centre

Beside Public Library 604.264.6800

Sweet & Crispy


Fuji Apple

California Grown

Washington Grown


Now Hiring Cashiers and Stockpersons at stores listed. Assistant Manager at West 10th 4516 West 10th Ave. various locations. Great benefits and 604.221.1330 advancement opportunities. FAX: (604) 272-8065 EMAIL:

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Vancouver Courier April 6 2011  

Vancouver Courier April 6 2011