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More than half of Macdonald elementary students eat free breakfast

Italian-born cafeteria worker faced tough childhood Naoibh O’Connor Staff writer

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ina Gallina ladles large dollops of thick pancake batter onto a burning hot countertop griddle. Sausages sizzle on a George Foreman grill nearby. After depositing a few cooked sausages into a covered food warmer, Gallina throws another handful on the grill. She flips the pancakes, sets a syrup dispenser down, pours strawberry sauce into a bowl— blended from frozen strawberries purchased in season—then doles out juice and chocolate milk into two dozen child-size glasses lined neatly on a tray. It’s just before 8 a.m. at Macdonald elementary and breakfast is about to be served. More than half of the inner city school’s student population of 70 shows up each morning for a bite to eat from a rotating old-school menu that includes sausages and pancakes, scrambled eggs and hash browns, “Gina’s egg muffins,” cold cereal and grilled cheese. Gallina’s efficient morning routine is born out of almost two decades of practice—she’s prepared breakfast and lunch in the school’s compact kitchen for 19 years. But it’s more than a job for the 61-year-old—she’s devoted to Macdonald students and sensitive to the neighbourhood’s struggles after experiencing and overcoming many difficulties as a young person. “I just love my job. When I come here I don’t feel like I’m

Gina Gallina, Macdonald elementary’s cafeteria worker, has prepared breakfast and lunch in the school kitchen for 19 years. photo Dan Toulgoet going to work,” she says in a lilting Italian accent—her self-described imperfect ‘crazy English.’ “I feel like I’m going to see another family. It’s like we are so close together.”

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orn in 1950 in Ceprano, Italy, a centrally located town an hour south of Rome, Gallina was raised in a typical hard-working Catholic farming family of that era—she was the eldest of 10, including three sets of twins,

although two children died at birth. “Horrible,” she recalls of the poverty. “No money. My family, my mum and dad, they worked on the farm… they grew up animals to go sell it. So, yeah, it was tough and we are 10 children— two died and we are eight. My mom and dad—they are gone, both of them—and yeah tough times. Very tough. I’m the oldest so I remember everything.” The family’s basic kitchen fea-

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tured a hard-packed dirt floor and small stove. Most of the children slept in one bedroom and wore second-hand, albeit much-appreciated clothing. “The food was very, very low,” Gallina says. “I got only Grade 9 [education] because I look after my brothers and sisters.” She dreamed of becoming a seamstress or hairdresser. “Unfortunately, my mom said, ‘No, you cannot. You have to watch your brothers and sisters.’ That’s the

way it went. You accept whatever your parents tell you. It’s no like now—the kids they answer you back. You do what [your parents] tell you. [But] it was good. We had a lot of love from the family, like mom and dad, my grandma, my aunt—she lived with us. Like I said, very little food.” Gallina married at 15 and at 16, in 1966, immigrated to Vancouver, where her husband’s brother lived. “Those days, that’s the way it went, especially when you have a lot of kids. Soon as they get married, I guess the better it is for the family,” she laughs. “But if it was today, Oh my gosh no, never would I let [a] daughter marry at 15.” The typical six-day voyage from Naples to New York on the ship the Michelangelo took eight due to stormy waters. Three passengers died. Gallina didn’t learn of the deaths until the boat docked, but the memory of the turbulent journey lingers. “It was bad, really bad,” she says. “I never went on the [ferry] to Victoria until I was in my 40s… and only in summer.” The young couple travelled to Vancouver and landed jobs quickly. Like most immigrants in those days they learned English on their own while saving to buy a home. Gallina’s first day of work in the strange city was intimidating. “I came here and it was very sad— no language, very upset. Every day, no family around. Yeah, it was no very nice feeling, but then you get used to it.” Continued on page 5


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Dwindling school enrolment includes many aboriginal students

Grade 2 student Carissa Ned eats breakfast at Macdonald elementary.

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to about 70 students, mostly from aboriginal and Chinese communities. Many have special needs. Its inner city status, awarded to 17 Vancouver schools, means it gets extra funding and staff to assist its vulnerable student population. It runs at one third of its capacity, yet supporters consider the school integral to the community. “I couldn’t sleep for two months

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until we knew the school was OK,” says Gallina, who along with the rest of staff and students were enormously relieved when trustees placed a moratorium on all school closures until at least 2012. Macdonald’s kitchen, located in the basement, was branded “Gina’s Place” years ago as a surprise to Gallina who was called to the office while University of

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B.C. students volunteering at the school painted her name above the serving station. Gallina arrives before 7:45 a.m. daily to prepare a hot or cold breakfast and serves lunch, which is subsidized by the government, before leaving just before 2 p.m. The breakfast program is funded privately through the 37-year-old Wolrige Foundation. Alan Wolrige, a 79-year-old philanthropist and the co-founder of the chartered accountants firm Wolrige Mahon and Company, worked at National Fish at the foot of Campbell Avenue during high school and his early years at UBC. He became aware of the poverty in the area while travelling back and forth on the bus. After he formed his foundation in 1974, he decided to pay for a school breakfast program in the neighbourhood—and it turned out to be the one at Macdonald. This year, the foundation has contributed $12,000, but that amount is increased as needed. Gallina tries to be thrifty so as not to take advantage of the Wolrige Foundation’s generosity.

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Continued from page 4 “I went to work three days I came in Canada… I was so scared—worse than when a child goes to school,” says Gallina. “The first day, that’s the way I felt. Very scared. I thought everybody’s looking at me. I say, why they looking at me? It was not. It was just because I was very scared. Then things started to work out a little bit better. My husband found work right away.” The couple bought a house on the East Side in 1972, in which they still live, but their fortunes turned shortly after the house purchase. Gallina suffered a stroke at 21. She had endured migraines since age nine and was undergoing hospital tests. The stroke hit after she awoke from anesthetic. “I took my arm up and it dropped. After that I don’t remember nothing,” she says. “I’m lucky to be alive because 10 days of my life I don’t remember.” Gallina recovered, but didn’t work outside the home again until after the youngest of her two sons turned 15. She was hired at a sewing company at Clark and Venables where she worked for seven years. Gallina applied to the school district several times before landing the position at Macdonald in 1992. “I love it. It remind myself when I was a child


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Continued from page 5 She ensures they line up politely, clean their dishes when they’re finished, and she refuses to play favourites. “I try to do fair because they can feel right away—oh you like her better than me. Oh yeah, I try do fair… like I said I love all of them and then when they do something [wrong] I let them know,” she laughs, before pausing to serve another few girls. “I give you one, then come back for seconds,” she tells one. “You like strawberries or syrup?” Within an hour, most of the food disappears, but not the work. Lunch is only a couple hours away.

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obert Borland, a good looking 11year-old, is often one of the earliest arrivals at Gina’s Place. One morning, when Gina’s egg muffins are on the menu, the Grade 6 student walks in, tosses his black fedora on a table, grabs a seat and takes a large bite from his egg sandwich. “Gina’s really good at making her own food like this stuff. It’s really delicious,” he says between chews. “My favourite food that she makes is eggs, hash browns and egg muffins—and pancakes with the whipped cream. She makes the whipped cream by herself. She’s really nice. She’s nice to all the staff and kids down here. I’m usually always the first one here and I have to wait for a while… I always show up at 7:45 and my mom says

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I’m not supposed to. I should wait until 8 o’clock.” Legendary is a word often used to describe Gallina’s status in the school. Not only is she one of the longest-serving staff members, she’s also the person former students often return to visit, according to vice-principal Carmen Batista. Batista started at Macdonald this school year, but she quickly came to understand Gallina’s beloved reputation. “She’s a very stable influence in the kids’ lives. You feed the tummy, you feed the soul,” she says. “You say the name Gina and you know it’s Gina from Macdonald. She’s like the Italian grandmother of the community.” Joanne Carruthers, the school’s administrative assistant who’s worked at Macdonald for 12 years, agrees, calling Gallina a second mother to many students. “She feeds the children. She nourishes their soul. She gives them love. She knows every one of these kids individually—their likes, their dislikes, their food allergies, their tolerances. She knows if they’ve had a good day or a bad day and caters to every child. With that, the children start their day by feeling very special, cared for and

loved. That thread continues throughout the day. The kids love it, the parents appreciate it, and Gina derives such passion from doing it,” Carruthers explains. “It’s not just the serving of the food—anybody can do that. It’s the love that goes with it.” Staff often stop by Gina’s Place for a cappuccino if Gallina can spare a moment. A former principal bought a cappuccino machine for Gallina and she charges adults $1 per coffee to cover costs. Macdonald’s graduating class hopes to enjoy that perk this June—they’ve specifically requested Gallina’s famous homemade pizza and cappuccinos for their year-end celebration—she’s promised them decafs. But when they leave for high school, Gallina will likely still be in the kitchen serving the next generation of students. She’s built a comfortable life for herself, which includes two granddaughters, and is approaching retirement age, but for now she’s content with her routine. “[Life] is very good now. My big wish is good health [for everyone] and come here and see these kids,” she says. See related photo gallery and video at

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NPA commissioner Ian Robertson will not seek a third term on park board. Robertson told me last week the deadline to make a decision was fast approaching, so it was no surprise to hear from him Wednesday about his decision. And it was no surprise he decided not to seek reelection because of a recent conversation we had during which he said it might be time to concentrate more on his family and career, despite recent rumours he could possibly take a run at the mayor’s chair. Robertson says he’s proud of his accomplishments and adds he ran for park board in 2005 because of the lack of artificial turf fields in the city. Today there are six new artificial turf fields across the city, as

Ian Robertson mittee. Robertson called to say he and other members of the committee have concerns with the project, but protocol dictates they must allow the public hearing to go ahead April 27. Anyone who attends the meeting and has concerns, or if you’re thrilled, please email me your thoughts.

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And as one person winds down his park board career, another announced this week he’s seeking a nomination. Rob Wynen announced this week he’s seeking a park board nomination with Vision Vancouver. The longtime community activist sought the same nomination in 2008, but was unsuccessful. Wynen says Vancouver’s parks and community recreation system is at a

The refurbished 1928 LaFrance Type Metropolitan pump truck has returned to Ceperley Meadow Playground. photo Dan Toulgoet critical time due to aging infrastructure, budget constraints and increased pressure on parkland as the city’s population increases. Wynen has served on several transportation boards, but is probably best known for founding the West End Residents Association. I didn’t have to ask Wynen my standard nominee question, “Have you ever attend-

ed a park board meeting?” because I know he has. Wynen is also a member of the park board’s Green Action Team.

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After a few logistical problems, the newly refurbished 1928 LaFrance Type Metropolitan pump truck—or as most locals call it, the red fire truck in Stanley

Park—returned to Ceperley Meadow Playground Wednesday morning. The truck was removed earlier this year for repainting and restoration. The cost of the truck in 1928 was $15,000. The truck was taken out of service in 1966 after serving at No. 11 Firehall, which is now defunct. sthomas@vancourier.com Twitter: @sthomas10

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well as the two at Andy Livingstone Park, which have been resurfaced. Robertson sat as chair of the board in 2007. Vision Vancouver park board chair Aaron Jasper says as much as he and Robertson butted heads, he appreciates the work the NPA commissioner accomplished. He also wasn’t surprised to hear the announcement. “We’ve had some good discussions at the board table,” Jasper said. “But I think he feels like he’s advanced some of his projects and he’s got some satisfaction from that, so I’m not really shocked.” But because Robertson isn’t going to run again for park board doesn’t mean he’s showing any less interest. Robertson called me earlier this week to talk about the patio proposed for the Boathouse Restaurant in Kitsilano. Last week, I wrote about the proposal, which would see the Boathouse expand its outdoor seating with a patio on the second floor, was given the green light to proceed to a public meeting by the park board’s planning and environment com-

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What, you may well ask, is going on with NPA Coun. Suzanne Anton? This week she “leaked” a photo to the NPA’s blog run by a couple of Sam Sullivan’s former staffers. It was intended to embarrass Vision Mayor Gregor Robertson. I say Anton “leaked” the photo because the blogger in this case, Sullivan’s former chief of staff Daniel Fontaine, said the photo “taken on March 13, 2010 has now surfaced.” All very secret and mysterious. Brown envelopes over the transom. In fact, Anton has admitted she was the paparazzi who pulled the trigger on the camera then delivered the results to her buddy Fontaine. The photo was supposed to embarrass Robertson because as the headline on this breathless exposé reads: “Gregor Robertson Photographed with Ripudaman Singh Malik.” Malik is the guy who was acquitted of charges relating to the Air India bombing. Politicians generally consider it toxic to consort with him. Indeed, if you look at the photo you’ll see the mayor next to a Sikh man complete with turban and beard. He’s handing the mayor a plaque as they both pose for the camera. The occasion, by the way, was the re-opening of the Khalsa School that had burned to the ground in 2009. As you can imagine, the fire was a great tragedy for the Sikh community. The reopening was a great celebration. But back to the photo. It seemed logical to assume, given the headline, that the guy handing the plaque to Robertson was Malik. But wait a minute, I thought, that guy doesn’t look like Malik at all. Further checking proved I was right. The

allengarr guy “photographed with” Robertson as he handed him the plaque was actually Narinder Chinna, a local businessman who was involved in fundraising for the school’s re-opening after the fire. Malik was in the frame of the shot, but off to the left in the background. So Robertson’s sin appears to be that he was in the same room as Malik. And then I had another thought. If the photo didn’t actually just “surface,” but was taken by Anton and was then given to Fontaine, where was Anton when the photo was taken? Well, to give her the benefit of the doubt, I assumed she wouldn’t enter that tainted scene with Malik. After all, she called Robertson’s proximity to Malik “poor judgment.” I figured she took the photo through a crack in the front door of the school or perhaps she was standing on a garbage bin next to one of the windows.

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But darn it if I wasn’t proven wrong. Another photo “surfaced.” This one turned up on Vancouver Sun reporter Jeff Lee’s blog. It was a photo of Anton, her hair covered with a lovely blue scarf engaged in a little “poor judgment” of her own. She has since admitted she was in the same room as Robertson and Malik. But that’s not the end of it. Rather than just being a source for Fontaine and his NPA blog, Anton appears to be a regular contributor to CityCaucus. com. The last time I looked, she was responsible for all the current entries on the site. And that brings me to a second puzzlement about our lone NPA councillor. The blog entry above the photo exposé is an article by Anton attacking Robertson. This time, it’s over his decision to oppose Paragon’s proposal to expand gambling and open the biggest casino in Western Canada next to the B.C. Place Stadium. Now here is my puzzlement. Anton voted with the mayor to reject expanded gambling and allow the casino to handle the same number of tables and slots than now exist. Within hours of that vote, she issued her first news release condemning the vote she had supported. It’s not the first time Anton has been of two minds on a matter. You may recall her neck-snapping reversal on the Hornby Street bike lane, a project she voted for only to condemn it the next day. You have to wonder just what is at the root of all this unseemly behaviour and how this is going to endear her to the electorate. agarr@vancourier.com

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Far-right Christian prime minister like a tsunami to Canadian values Up until recently, my mental file for tsunamis was pretty thin. It consisted mostly of scenes from Hollywood disaster films and clips from Bali in 2004. I thought of these waves as towering monsters, but this didn’t fit with the terrible images from the northern coast of Japan last March. In aerial shots from miles inland, the leading edge of the water appears to be no taller than a man in height. Seen from above the farmlands, it resembles a dark blot wicking up into a paper towel. The rising, blackened mess that follows is a soup of smashed vehicles, boats and flaming building debris. In clips from above town streets, the water rises slowly, almost casually, as if from a burst water main. Soon vehicles are bobbing along like bath toys, battering any structures in their path. Homes, shops and apartment buildings crumble and are borne away, becoming part of the churning mass. The scenes go from ho-hum to horror in minutes. The post-tsunami backwash carried ships, cars and bodies far out to sea. But in a sense, the wave didn’t stop moving after March 11. It simply transferred its momentum into Japan’s financial market and nuclear industry. Paradoxically, the Japanese yen skyrocketed in value, for complex reasons involving the currency and bond markets. A global network of finance ministers and central bankers stepped in, to stop a wave of speculation from capsizing stock markets around the world. There all kinds of waves at work in the world. The tsunami of home foreclosures in the United States was generated by the fiscal earthquake of late 2008, courtesy of America’s “best and brightest.” Sharp-pleated investment bankers, Harvard-educated “quants,” snake-oil mortgage lenders, drink-the-Kool-Aid ratings agencies, a comatose SEC, a captured U.S. Treasury, and an enabling White House all played their part in setting up fiscal reactors along a middle-class fault line. The fuel was opportunism, greed, groupthink and old-fashioned racketeering. Yet the wave of foreclosures in the U.S. was just a curlicue on an even bigger rise and fall, involving rich and poor. Middle class wages in real dollars began to stagnate in North America in 1979. The economic “growth” over the past few decades was largely a speculative product of the financial sector, with a reckoning mortgaged into the future (although the top one per cent made out like bandits). It’s no accident that during this same period there was a great tidal retreat of domestic blue-collar

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geoffolson and white-collar jobs from North America to India, China and beyond. Our trough was their wave. It would be a mistake to ascribe long-range economic trends solely to abstract forces or acts of God. The authors of history aren’t algorithms. They’re flesh and blood people with names and addresses. In their desperate attempt to game the future, the banksters have given rise to an unpredictable system of lightning-fast electronic capital. With global instability on the rise, they and their corporate brethren are eager to permanently secure their own assets and asses, and discourage any socialist inklings among the underclass. Hence the emergence of Tea Party candidates in the U.S. and a resurgent neo-Nazi movement in Europe. Covertly backing the crazies has always been a great gambit to sow confusion among what journalist H.L. Mencken once called “the booboisie.” So where does that leave Canadians who are on the precipice of another election? Thirty years ago, the Reagan/Thatcher/Mulroney team whipped up an ongoing Anglo-American project for ripping up the social contract and gutting the public sector. Stephen Harper was inspired by this trio’s milieu of social engineers. In his book Of Passionate Intensity: Right-Wing Populism and the Reform Party of Canada, Trevor Harrison documents that Harper was a member in 1989 of the ultra-right wing Northern Foundation, an organization comprised of social Darwinist intellectuals. Our leader has also been a decades-long member of the Alliance Church, a body that won’t ordain women, denounces homosexuality, strongly opposes abortion and divorce, and believes Christ will return during the Apocalypse. You might feel inclined to shrug and say all politicians and parties are untrustworthy, and wish a pox on all their houses. Why vote at all, when any leader is sure to disappoint? But given all Canada stands to lose under a Tory majority, I believe saying Harper is just another politician is like saying a hundred-foot rogue wave is just a scaled-up ripple. www.geoffolson.com

According to one reader, we didn’t need loads of cops on the street during the Olympics—and we don’t need them for Canucks playoff games. file photo Dan Toulgoet To the editor: Re: “Cops may see red if Canucks enter seventh heaven,” April 20. Why does no one seem to be questioning if we really need $1 million in security for a possible Canucks playoff run? Though everyone seemed to pat themselves on the back after the Olympics, I felt the level of security was a complete overkill. I saw police yelling at people to get down who were simply standing on benches taking photos or singing along to the national anthem. Please look to Europe to see effec-

tive crowd control in action. The average Thursday night in London, Barcelona or Berlin produces more revellers (both drunk and sober) than the Olympics ever did in Vancouver. Yet those cities don’t bankrupt themselves pouring thousands of police on the street to pour out thousands of beers. Why? Because in those cities, police don’t bother people (drunk or not) as long as those people are not bothering each other. Vancouver could try that... and save at least half a million dollars. Joshua Hergesheimer, Vancouver

Democracy requires all-ages participation

To the editor: Re: “Young ideas,” April 22. Parents and other relatives have a duty to teach and model civic and electoral participation to the next generations of citizens. My parents and grandparents taught me about the importance of participating in democracy with the classic, you can’t complain about anything if you didn’t vote. Due to their role modelling and words, I have never missed a municipal, provincial or federal election since I became eligible to vote. Now I follow, blog and tweet about local, provincial and federal politics. Citizens in countries all over the world fight and die

for the right to vote for their leaders. Previous generations of Canadians sacrificed their lives for democracy. If people have time to engage with Facebook, other social media and all of the other vapid and meaningless things we do in modern society, they have time to vote. If young voters are waiting for an Obamaesque figure to appear in Canada before they will vote, they’ll be waiting forever. Politics isn’t American Idol. As the article points out, the issues of young people will simply never be prioritized because the majority of voters are older and they ensure their issues dominate. It is up to citizens and voters to bring their issues forward

and ensure political candidates and parties know what is important to them. No one has a right to complain if they don’t get politically informed, engaged and vote. During the 2008 federal election, my seven-yearold niece accompanied me to the ballot box. She went home and told her mom that she couldn’t wait to be old enough to vote. Her mother, who had never voted, began to talk to others who had never voted and several of them cast their first ballots ever. If a seven year old gets it, then college and university students and adults should, too. Tracey Young, Vancouver

Planned orchard unusual in anti-garden city

To the editor: Re: “Central Park,” April 15. I was surprised to learn that an orchard is planned for Memorial Park West this spring. I share the city’s commitment to “sustainable practices in urban agriculture.”

But I find the orchard ironic in view of the city-sanctioned destruction of household gardens for ever larger houses and three car garages in Dunbar. One hand giveth, the other taketh away. Robin Ripley, Vancouver

Police chief should tax Canucks like the UFC

To the editor: Re: “Police chief wants UFC to pay for cops,” April 27. What a great idea having the UFC pay for the extra policing for their events. One assumes this will apply to all private events

held in the city from now on? The Canucks, Lions, Whitecaps, Critical Mass—the list is a long one. Good on Chief Chu. Don MacKay, Vancouver

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Cops want police dogs, horses protected by law Mike Howell Staff writer

The Vancouver Police Board wants the federal government to add a provision to the Criminal Code of Canada that would make injuring or killing a police service animal a crime.

The request comes five years after Nitro, a Vancouver Police Department German shepherd, was killed Jan. 23, 2006 while trying to catch a suspected car thief. The police board has submitted a resolution to the Canadian Association of Police Boards that will be vot-

ed on in August at a meeting in Regina. If adopted, the association would use the resolution to lobby the federal government to add a criminal charge that could be laid against a person who deliberately attempts to injure or kill a police animal such as a dog or horse.

“Police service animals are more than just tools for law enforcement agencies,” said a report from the Vancouver Police Department that went before the police board in March. “They are considered part of the law enforcement family; when one of them falls they are

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honoured much like a fallen officer. Canadian law recognizes the inherent risk that peace officers face and it should therefore also reflect the risk that these animals face.” While a section of the Criminal Code contains animal cruelty provisions, the laws are limited in scope and are generally not used in cases where police animals are injured or killed, the report said. Specific laws protecting police dogs and horses have been successfully enacted in numerous states in the United States, including Oregon, Nevada, Texas and Kentucky. In each state, the law carries potential jail time and monetary fines. “The laws address the killing of police service animals and most contain additional provisions for interfering with, harassing or otherwise teasing the animals,” the report said. On the night of Nitro’s death, handler Const. Howard Rutter and Nitro followed two suspects in a stolen car to New Westminster from the area of Marine and Argyle in Vancouver. The suspects fled their car on Front Street in New Westminster, which is next to a busy train yard that runs along the waterfront. One of the suspects jumped on a moving train. Rutter released Nitro who latched on to the suspect’s leg. “Witness accounts state that the

suspect kicked his leg outwards and then swung it back towards the train,” the report said. “At this point, Nitro lost his grip and fell underneath the train where he was crushed and died instantly.” No charges were laid related to Nitro’s death, although one of the men was charged with possession of stolen property over $5,000. Nitro and Rutter had been a team since April 1999. The dog, which lived with Rutter and his family, was scheduled to retire in June 2006. The VPD held a memorial service for Nitro at the Seaforth Armouries, where then-police chief Jamie Graham delivered a eulogy. “Some may wonder why we grieve so hard over a trusting police dog,” Graham said. “It’s a special kind of grief and I for one do not feel guilty for the way I feel.” The same year, Toronto Police Service horse Brigadier was struck during a deliberate hit-and-run incident. Brigadier was euthanized at the scene while the officer suffered serious injuries. The suspect was charged with dangerous operation of a vehicle causing bodily harm and failing to stop at the scene of an accident causing bodily harm. The charges were related to the injuries of the officer. mhowell@vancourier.com Twitter: @Howellings

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in February to have staff study embedding affordable housing into the development in advance of the April 21 public hearing. Rezoning applicant Brook Pooni Associates Inc. offered a community amenity contribution of $1,622,000 to the city on behalf of the owner. The developer wanted $776,000 to be given in kind for a seniors centre in the site’s Denman Mall, $596,000 to go to the city’s affordable housing fund and $250,000 to be used to spruce up Comox Street. City staff looked at using the

City council unanimously supported a rezoning April 21 that will allow hotel rooms at the Coast Plaza Hotel and Suites at Denman and Comox to be converted into market rental apartments. Most of the apartments will be studios and one-bedrooms. Rents, in 2011 dollars, are expected to be $1,000 for a 430-square foot studio apartment and $1,300 for a 600square foot one-bedroom. Vision Vancouver Coun. Raymond Louie forwarded a motion

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governments and non-profits and foundations to create affordable housing in the area. “We take the opportunities as they arise. For instance, the library site in Strathcona, we were able to partner with the YWCA and create a number of housing units for women,” Louie said. He added some councillors and speakers were concerned about the loss of this hotel in the West End. The West End Residents Association had urged the city to make half of the 314 proposed apartments affordable to renters in the

West End as the developer’s contribution to the community in exchange for rezoning approval. WERA noted the median household income in the area is $38,000 and suggested one-bedrooms should be rented at $950 per month. Aman Bains, a director with WERA, said council should have redirected staff to consider the resident association’s recommendation. But she was pleased the seniors centre and streetscape improvements were approved. crossi@vancourier.com Twitter: @Cheryl_Rossi


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School board stands pat on budget cuts Megan Stewart

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After hearing from parents, union representatives and other stakeholders on back-toback nights last week, the Vancouver School Board is not making any changes to its recommended budget cuts for next year. The proposed 2011/12 budget accounts for an $8.4 million shortfall. The school board did however introduce a list of eight different services, including a crucial early education special needs teacher and at least eight more teaching positions, in the event $1.1 million is freed. “It’s a kind of a what-if,” said NPA trustee Ken Denike. “The budget is the same but what was added was the possibilities if we were going to spend the extra money. It was put in a number of items that were cut and what it would cost to put them back in.” The extra million hinges on next year’s school calendar. The recommended calendar mirrors this year’s and means schools will close on 10 additional days, including five through the year and five attached to spring vacation. Trustees vote on the proposed budget May 5. They vote on the proposed calendar May 11. Approving the calendar could mean $100,000 in partially restored funds for special needs transportation and $309,000 for

nearly seven clerical jobs at elementary schools. Nearly eight teaching positions would be reinstated at a cost of $600,000. Denike said he favoured more support for English as a second language programming. He also thought cutting eight managerial positions at the board office went too far. “Somebody has to run the system. We’ve already cut back to the point where that becomes threatened,” he said. School trustees heard from parents and staff representatives on April 19 and 20 as part of ongoing deliberations for the 2011/12 budget. Board chair Patti Bacchus, a Vision Vancouver school trustee, said opinions from the public and stakeholders played a part in influencing which services were selected for funding if the shorter calendar is approved. “Based on feedback, these are our prioritized items but not in priority order,” she said. She expects the 2011/12 calendar to be approved, noting budget cuts are very challenging decisions for school board staff to make and difficult for trustees to approve. “There are exponential consequences to some of these decisions. On paper they look reasonable but when you work out the critical role they play… it has an impact that goes right through the organization,” she said. mstewart@vancourier.com Twitter: @MHStewart

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May 5

Free is good, which makes the May 5 musical tribute to Russian-Canadian composer Nikolai Korndorf at the Canadian Music Centre even better. The free concert marks the 10th anniversary of Korndorf’s death. The concert features pianist Anna Levy who will perform Korndorf’s composition “Yarilo,” for prepared piano and tape. Also performing is John van Deursen, who will present work by the centre’s associate composer Jeffrey Ryan. William Benjamin will present excerpts from Istvan Anhalt’s “The Tents of Abraham.” The Canadian Music Centre launched a series of free community events one year ago called Score Reading Club as an opportunity for musicians and music appreciators alike to hear recent works by Canadian and international composers. The centre is hosting the concert at its B.C. regional office, 837 Davie St., May 5 from 2 to 4 p.m. sthomas@vancourier.com Twitter: @sthomas10

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Cops receive free bulletproof vests Mike Howell Staff writer

The Vancouver Police Department has accepted $20,000 worth of free tactical vests from a body armour company that says the donation is not meant to influence future sales. ArmorWorks Canada Limited provided the VPD with eight military-grade bulletproof vests worth $2,500 each. They will be used mainly by the department’s emergency response teams. In return, the VPD’s military liaison officer, Const. James Pearson, will provide feedback in six weeks to ArmorWorks on how the vests performed during operations. “We have been designing a new series of vests and we’re very keen to get a professional evaluation from people who are experts, and the Vancouver police has kindly offered to do a field test and evaluation report for us on a new model that we’ve produced,” said Martin Cronin, the director of ArmorWorks, which also manufactures armour for vehicles, boats and aircraft. Cronin said he made it clear to the VPD there is no obligation for the department to buy vests from Armorworks, which also manufactures the lighter grade of vests worn by patrol officers. “The value for us lies in having professional police officers give us design evaluation so that we can improve the product,” said Cronin, who is a former British consul general in Vancouver. ArmorWorks Canada opened in November 2009 in Kelowna and its parent company has operated in Arizona since 1996. The U.S. military and NATO forces, including Canada, are customers of Armorworks. The donation of vests was raised April 20 in a report to the Vancouver Police Board, which must be advised of all corporate donations to the VPD exceeding $5,000. The report’s author, Insp. Larry Cope, echoed Cronin’s comments about the VPD being under no obligation to buy vests. There is no expectation ArmorWorks will benefit from VPD endorsements to generate more business, Cope added. Police Chief Jim Chu, who has the final say on approving donations, said ArmorWorks’ gift to the VPD is not a conflict of interest for the department. “The donation was made with no strings attached,” Chu added. The VPD buys it vests from Pacific Safety Products, a former Kelowna company now based in Ontario that once entered into a business agreement with ArmorWorks’ parent company in Arizona. The agreement was later terminated. All of the VPD’s 1,300 officers have a “level three” vest that costs $618 each and is useful for about five years, said Const. Lindsey Houghton, a VPD media relations officer. “[The VPD’s finance department] searched its database and ArmorWorks Canada doesn’t show up at all, which means we have not purchased from them in the past 12 years,” Houghton said. “There’s no record of them donating previously, either.” mhowell@vancourier.com Twitter: @Howellings


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Good news for Downtown Eastsiders looking for a home. City council is expected to approve a $2 million grant May 3 to B.C. Housing for the renovation of the former pre-trial centre behind the provincial courthouse on Main Street. B.C. Housing’s plan is to turn the former jail at 211 Gore St. into 95 units of affordable housing, with 24 of the apartments to be rented at the $375 monthly welfare rate. The $2 million will go towards the $13 million total cost of the project, according to a city staff report that goes before council at its May 3 public meeting. One-bedroom apartments are anticipated to rent for $544 to $738 a month and studios will go for $375 to $631 a month, depending on a tenant’s income. “B.C. Housing will establish an income testing protocol for prospective tenants to ensure that the units are available to low and moderate income households,” the city staff report said. “Given the level of affordability for these rental units, it is anticipated that they will create opportunities for some individuals currently living in single-room occupancy hotels to relocate to this project. By creating this

flow from the [hotel] stock, more street and sheltered homeless will be able to benefit from the support services available in the [hotel] buildings.” Overall, there will be 84 studio suites and 14 one-bedroom apartments. Blade Runners, an organization that provides job training primarily for aboriginal youth, will occupy 37 of the units. In addition to the apartments, the plans include the conversion of the existing gymnasium to a multipurpose room that will be available to be rented out by the community. Other amenities include a community garden in the courtyard, communal decks on the residential floors, a lounge and a bicycle storage facility. B.C. Housing, which is the provincial government’s housing agency, will choose a non-profit housing society to operate the new complex. The apartments will be built above the Downtown Community Court, which opened in September 2008. The purpose of the court is to link small-time criminals with services and programs to address the problems that cause their criminal behaviour. It will remain entirely separate from the apartments. The pre-trial centre was the oldest facility of its kind when the provincial government closed it in 2002. At the time, inmate populations were on the decline at 2,064 inmates across B.C. That population has since increased by 79 per cent, according to the provincial government. mhowell@vancourier.com Twitter: @Howellings


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Buying discounted designer clothes May 3 will help others receive help to cope with grief and loss. Fashion buyers Catherine and Group will donate half of the proceeds from a sale of name brand clothing to the Living Through Loss Counselling Society of B.C. so its therapists can see people who need support. “It’s an easy day, it’s a fun day, and we don’t have to prepare for it or anything,” said Lynette Pollard-Elgert, executive director and therapist with Living Through Loss. “Even garage sales you have to prepare for, so this is just a fabulous opportunity for us.” She said the $2,000 that’s typically raised at the fundraiser provides services to poor clients. “We don’t carry a waiting list at all because when you’re in deep grief you don’t want to hear that you can’t come in for six months. We make sure that they get in within a week and if they have no money, that’s OK.” Fundraising became more important to Living Through Loss four years ago when the United Way of the Lower Mainland cut the society’s core funding of $45,000 after 25 years of support. Living Through Loss office manager Robin Toma said the

United Way decided the counselling society didn’t fit its focus of helping children and seniors. Elsie Palmer, a widow who experienced a lack of bereavement services, started a support group, trained to become a counsellor and started Living Through Loss in 1972. Now the non-profit society’s six therapists help adults and children who are facing traumatic, sudden or anticipatory loss, health problems, violent crimes and accidents. They offer individual counselling, group work and art therapy to approximately 1,200 individuals each year. Living Through Loss trains professionals including caregivers, lawyers and enforcement officers on how to respond to grieving clients. It helps residents of and front-line workers in the Downtown Eastside. Living Through Loss is one of the only agencies that focuses on grief and loss in B.C. “Grief… it’s something that you’ve had and lost, or something that you didn’t get that you wanted… and everybody in the world will experience that at some point or another, so we’ll all belong to a club that none of us want to belong to,” Pollard-Elgert said. The sale runs 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Rosedale on Robson, 838 Hamilton St., Chevalier Room, second floor. crossi@vancourier.com Twitter: @Cheryl_Rossi

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cycling

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Going bare with Nair not so fun jeffreyhansen-carlson I recently started something that I’ll never finish and as I was getting the ball rolling, my father-in-law questioned my sexuality, my wife found it awkward to cuddle, and people started looking at me funny. Everyone knew the day was coming, but oddly, they were surprised when it did. At my non-elite level, shaved legs don’t make a lick of difference to the bottom line. Peer pressure got the best of me. I shaved anyway. Am I faster? No. Do I look hot? I ask the stud in the mirror that question every morning. I first used Nair to rid my trunks of most of the 28 years of leg hair. I then followed-up with a shave to clean things up. Finally, with advice from women, I moisturized. Guys, do you realize how

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AT MY NON-ELITE LEVEL, SHAVED LEGS DON’T MAKE A LICK OF DIFFERENCE TO THE BOTTOM LINE. PEER PRESSURE GOT THE BEST OF ME.

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practice run—then head out to the store (wearing pants), purchase more Nair, and come back home to undertake the right leg, hopefully in a more efficient manner. From start to finish, my left leg took about 30 minutes and my right leg took 29—hardly more efficient. Of course, this does not include the multiple breaks and emergency shopping trip; add a couple hours for those. The morning after my hair removal experience, I had even more cleaning up to do as there were stragglers all over the place. How they survived the previous night’s slaughter is a mystery. A few swipes with the razor and the job was finally complete. Until it all grew back. Jeffrey@theroadiescholar.

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A member of McCleery Golf Course says the park board wasted money when it agreed to relocate the sixth hole due to complaints from a neighbour across the street. “It’s a wealthy resident with a private horse ring,” said Walter Vanderryst. “They’re quite new to the neighbourhood so why I wonder would the park board pay to

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1. Slicing up eyeballs I want you to know, legendary alt rock band The Pixies keep the reunion train rolling May 3 and 4 when they perform their seminal 1989 album Doolittle in its entirety for the sobbing masses at the Orpheum. That’s the one with “Debaser,” “Here Comes Your Man,” “Monkey Gone to Heaven,” “Wave of Mutilation,” “Gouge Away,” “Hey” and for all you deep cut enthusiasts “Silver.” Sorry kids, this one’s sold out. 2. The Rogue Folk Club’s fifth annual April in Paris pays tribute to legendary chain-smoking jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt with three nights of easy-going Gypsy jazz, including performances from Hot Club of Mars, Roma Swing Ensemble, John Jorgenson Quintet, Les Imposteures, Marc Atkinson Quartet and Van Django April 29 to May 1 at St. James Hall. Tickets at Highlife Records and Rufus’ Guitar Shop, online at roguefolk. bc.ca or by calling 604-736-3022.

3. Vancouver celebrates International Dance Day April 29 with a series of events showcasing B.C.’s diverse dance scene, including performances of flamenco and other dance styles at the Vancouver Public Library, downtown “swing bombs” with swing champions Tessa Cunningham and Myles Munroe, and the premiere of Taking Your Experience From Mine by choreographer-on-the-rise Sara Coffin at the Scotiabank Dance Centre April 29-30, 8 p.m. For more info, call 604-606-6400 or go to thedancecentre.ca. 4. Directed by legendary satirist, actor and director Sir Jonathan Miller, Vancouver Opera’s production of La Traviata brings Alexandre Dumas’s tale of sumptuous parties, passionate encounters and tragic tenderness— sounds like Courier Christmas parties in the ’90s—to the Queen Elizabeth Theatre April 30 to May 12. For tickets and info, call 604-683-0222 or go to vancouveropera.ca.

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K&K continues its series of Basho-inspired haiku in honour of the Canucks playoff run. Erhoff’s musky slats Attached to horse-like haunches Glide bareback on ice.

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Now that the Vancouver Canucks have finally gotten the Chicago Blackhawks monkey off their sweaty, nubile backs—paragraph four of the team’s code of conduct known as “the Momesso clause” clearly states all Canuck players must keep their backs hairless or regularly shorn— we’d like to take this moment to reflect. Canucks fandom reached dangerous levels these last few weeks. It began innocently enough with grown men wearing unflattering hockey jerseys in public, a rush on chicken wings across the city and indiscriminate high-fives and whiskey howling. Then things went off the rails. After the Canucks won the first three games against the Blackhawks and were on the precipice of winning the series in four, a local newspaper, not to mention a few of our trigger-happy friends

on Facebook, jinxed the whole thing by publishing photos of brooms, suggesting the Canucks were going to “sweep” the series. But our hubris did not go unnoticed by the hockey gods, and the team paid dearly. While the Canucks squandered their impressive lead quicker than Luongo goes through hair product, leave it to the media and the calm forces of reason to keep things in perspective. “Losing series to Hawks would forever haunt Canucks” said one headline in a local paper. And forever is a long time. For instance, 150 years from now, when the Samsung Cascadia Canucks are up against the Beijing Kraft Wet Wipes Blackhawks in game 11 of the intergalactic Pfizer All Day Erection playoffs, every robotron concuss-a-mator on the Canucks undoubtedly would be haunted by the faint blip of regret and loss detected by their virtual emotion sensors if the Canucks had lost to the Hawks this week. Similarly, today’s Canucks are still haunted by their namesake’s devastating loss in the Pacific Coast Hockey League playoffs in 1947. “I wake up every morning haunted by the memory of Andy Clovechok and the gang not getting it done,” said a solemn Ryan Kesler. “I wish I could shake it,

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made-up Michael Jackson or Prince with flamboyancy that makes his performance a whole lot of fun. Petite Tuliao is pigtailed Dorothy in cut-offs and, instead of magical silver shoes, magical red high top runners. She may be small but she packs a powerful voice while executing choreographer Dawn Ewen’s fancy footwork. Other pop culture personalities are a Lady Gaga-style Addaperle (Brittany Scott) and a Glinda à la Beyonce (or possibly Celine Dion) played by Emily Canavan. Fighting Chance Productions has a fighting chance of staying afloat because they operate on a shoestring; production values are minimal. The good news is that there’s no skimping on the band— Graham Clark, Daniel Fortin, Jane Milliken, Mark Richardson and Nico Rhodes—under the musical direction of Christopher King. They pump out a big sound that kept some of us hanging around after the curtain. Performance Works is a small space for what is a large cast and ensemble of 20 singers and dancers. With everyone singing and dancing, the joint—otherwise know as the stage—was actually jumping; the boards were moving! Small on slick, huge on heart—that’s Fighting Chance Productions and this show. joled@telus.net

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These are interesting times in the B.C. wine biz. As the industry matures, wineries and regions are jockeying for our attention—often with clever new labels and brands. The latest to throw its hat into the rebranding ring is South Okanagan Wineries Association (SOWA), whose 21 wineries have declared themselves Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country. For years, the folks “down south” in the Okanagan have been frustrated that even though they grow most of the grapes in the valley, they get little respect. SOWA president Tim Martiniuk’s family owns Stoneboat Vineyards, on the northern tip of Black Sage Bench. He grew up on the land in a region that he says is distinctly different. While the South Okanagan is considered to begin at Peachland, in wine terms Martiniuk says it really runs “from the Bluff to the Border.” That’ll be McIntyre Bluff, that big chunk of rock just north of Oliver. It’s a fair claim: harvest dates can vary by as much as two weeks on either side of the bluff, which often bottles up cooler weather, providing the south with its hotter days and cool, clear nights. Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country better explains the region, says Martiniuk. It also defines “a sense of place” that’s more appro-

priate for the province’s pioneering region in grape growing and winemaking, he says. The South Okanagan is by no means the first to launch its own brand. Naramata Bench has been the most successful. “Wine Islands,” including Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands, is building its own distinct identity. And word is that Fraser Valley wineries will soon be announcing their own brand. What’s different in SOWA’s case is that the South Valley is the one part of the province where nearly all its wines are made with local grapes. Martiniuk describes the south as “a region of benches”: East Benches (Black Sage), Osoyoos Lake Benches and West Benches (Golden Mile). By branding the south firmly as Oliver and Osoyoos, the association has laid the groundwork for the next stage: dividing the south valley into sub-appellations. ••• The Hired Belly recently sat down with Earls wine director George Piper for curry. On the menu: Jeera mild curried chicken, with jasmine rice and naan bread. In the glass? Earls’ Whatchmacallit Italian Cab Merlot, as well as Perrin Cotes du Rhone 2007, proving that red, Syrah Grenache in particular, can be the perfect curry wine. ••• If all this election talk is getting you down, why not toast the results with a glass of crisp Sauvignon Blanc, live music and good eats at the New Zealand Wine Fair at The Roundhouse, May 2, 7 to 9:30 p.m. Info at nzwine.com/events. info@hiredbelly.com

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Artists vying for eyes and dollars have launched new monthly events in the hopes of drawing year-round interest to their work. The DIY Art Block Walk happens on the evening of May 6 on the block of East 15th Avenue between Fraser and Kingsway, and First Saturday Open Studios runs May 7 on the East Side. Aline Beth Marshall opened Heaventree Gallery on East 15th in 2005. The struggling gallerist contemplated leaving the neighbourhood after she broke her leg, but once she saw the Aion Gallery, Ruby Dog’s Art House, Spool of Thread and other artsy businesses—not

Aline Beth Marshall organizes the DIY Art Block Walk, while the First Saturday Open Studios features art by Robi Smith (above) and Ross den Otter (r). to mention the popular French bistro Les Faux Bourgeois—move in, she stayed, changing her business to Clayzone Ceramics Gallery. Now Marshall organizes events that celebrate the creative energy that abounds on the teensy block with art happenings on the first Friday of every month, 6 to 9 p.m. Clayzone will feature a tastings of artisanal chocolates served on Marshall’s paper clay tapas plates, wine and live jazz for $20 this month, the second block walk. While Marshall would

like chocoholics to pre-register, passersby can wander in, enjoy the music and peruse the pottery. The nearby Studiolo will exhibit silver jewelry and paintings, Ruby Dog’s Art House will be open and live music will play at the Lion’s Den Café. “It hopefully won’t rain,” Marshall said, “because it’s a nice Friday evening to come out.” Marshall plans to connect with nearby studios on Kingsway and hopes the block walk will flourish in the summer.

Those who want to keep the art party going or who can’t make Friday’s block walk can head to the First Saturday Open Studios the next day. Assemblage and mixed media artist Valerie Arntzen, formerly executive director of the Eastside Culture Crawl Society for 11 years and one of its founding directors, helped start First Saturday Open Studios. “I was just wanting a way to get people to start coming to my studio regularly without having to make an appointment, because

sometimes that can be a little intimidating,” she said. Seven individuals in five buildings will open their doors to visitors next month, including painters, photographers and mixed media artists. Prices will range from $3 for cards to thousands for Marta Baricsa’s large contemporary paintings. “Right now it’s in its grassroots stages and hopefully it will grow and just give people more opportunity to meet the artists in their community,” Arntzen said. “It’s not all about sales. It’s just getting

people to see your stuff and having people come into your studio because you’re in there all year by yourself.” Arntzen and collage artist and painter Robi Smith update the First Saturday Open Studios Facebook page each month to include the websites of each of the participating artists and a link to a Google map marked with each studio. The event runs from noon to 5 p.m. ••• Artists in Our Midst has an exhibit running at the Roundhouse Community Centre today (April 29) from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. West Side galleries and venues are open to the public this Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, see artistsinourmidst.com. Gallery Hop Vancouver also happens this weekend, with gallery tours and talks and a film screening, April 30. For more information, see canadianart.ca/vancouverhop. crossi@vancourier.com Twitter: @Cheryl_Rossi

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The new Elantra’s fuel economy has improved 18 per cent over its predecessor. are all standard trim or optional inclusions in the new Elantra. Better fuel economy is courtesy of a new 1.8-litre engine (appropriately called the “Nu” engine) that’s mated to a six-speed manual or sixspeed automatic transmission. This combination allows the new Elantra to claim a combined fuel economy rating of just 5.9 L/100 km, which is an 18 per cent improvement over the car’s predecessor. The Nu engine is smaller in size, weighs 34 kilograms less (a 30-per cent weight savings) than the 2.0litre Beta engine from the previous generation Elantra. It’s an all-aluminum (block and head) design with dual continuously variable valve timing (D-CVVT) and it also has variable induction system (VIS). It also features a maintenance-free timing chain system, instead of a belt. One thing that hasn’t changed is the Elantra’s base price ($15,849), but considering all the upgrades

the new car is undoubtedly better value. The base L trim comes with the same powertrain and safety equipment as a top-line version. It’s also reasonably well equipped inside and even includes a tilt steering wheel, split fold-down rear seatback, a height adjustable driver’s seat cushion, power windows and a trip computer. Those heated rear seats come standard if you step up a rung to a GL or a higher trim level. This is also required if you also want to have popular options like air conditioning, cruise control or a telescopic steering wheel. Our test GLS with an automatic transmission was priced at $20,999 and came with some nice extras like a power sun roof, 16-inch alloy wheels and fog lights. And like every Elantra sold in Canada, it was made in a Hyundai manufacturing plant in Alabama. The Looks—More than anything else, it is style that really sets

this Elantra apart from its pleasant but mundane predecessor. Called a “Fluidic Sculpture” by Hyundai, the new Elantra is a delightful work of auto art with all sorts of interesting lines that blend together beautifully. Its aerodynamic shape allows an exceptionally low 0.28 drag coefficient and its slippery styling also pays dividends in terms of low wind noise and improved fuel economy, especially at highway speeds. “In some ways, the low aerodynamic numbers are a happy accident,” admitted Cedric D’Andre, the lead designer of the new Elantra, who is French by birth, but works in, and now lives near, Hyundai’s North American design centre in Irvine, Calif. “Our main goal was to do a very sleek design. If you have a shape that looks aerodynamic ... chances are it is aerodynamic.” A little longer (by 25 mm) and lower (by 46 mm) than its predecessor, the fifth-generation Elantra also has a wheelbase that’s been

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NEW YORK—Volkswagen’s third-generation Beetle, which made its world debut Monday simultaneously in New York, Shanghai and Berlin, can once again be called the people’s car as the new bug is likely to appeal to everyone, not just young women. “They de-womanized it,” quipped a colleague from Quebec, as the wraps were taken off the new Beetle. I would say it’s less girly, as the third-generation version does away with the dome roof and flower in a vase, which were the distinguishing features of the New Beetle unveiled in 1998. While the second-generation bug was cute as a button, I don’t know any women over the age of 20 who actually bought it, never mind any manly men. Now, I might consider it. With its less cartoonish features, the longerroofed bug is still cute but more grown-up. Volkswagen Group Design chief Walter de Silva and Volkswagen Brand Design chief Klaus Bischoff say they were aiming to create a “new

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with optional painted accents in the spokes depending on the equipment line. The 2012 Beetle has an extra glove box integrated into the dash, similar to the original. The lid folds upward, while the standard glove box opens downward. The optional auxiliary instruments above the selected audio/navigation system —oil temperature, clock with stopwatch function and boost pressure gauge—are also classic features. Despite the sleeker, less dome-like roof, the new Beetle has plenty of front and rear passenger headroom—at least I didn’t have any trouble fitting in the back. Six-footers might disagree, although the longer roof means more space for longer legs. The trunk is much larger, featuring 10.9 cubic feet of space. A split-folding rear seat and a wide-opening trunk lid make for easier loading and unloading. Three engines will be available in the new Beetle: the 2.5-litre gasoline five-cylinder, the 2.0L TDI Clean Diesel and the 2.0L TSI turbocharged gasoline engine. A five-speed manual or optional six-speed automatic transmission will be available on 2.5L models, while Volkswagen’s DSG six-

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ty protection in some types of collisions—the electrical supply to the fuel pump is shut off, the doors unlock and the hazard lights switch on. Electronic Stability Control (ESC) is standard, as are driver and front-passenger air bags and Side Curtain Protection air bags in front and rear. Volkswagen Canada says the 2012 Beetle will be available in October. Pricing has not yet been announced.

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Cancer June 21-July 22: You optimism, popularity and delight rise (all week, but especially Monday/ Tuesday). Social joys, flirtations, wish fulfilment and entertainment arrive! Make and accept invitations. Wishes might particularly come true in career, status and business areas. Something really significant has been building here for some months, and has either already offered a big step up for you, or will soon. Be alert, eager and ambitious. Two things can impede your advance: a partner, mate or competitor (or a “stubborn public”) or a home situation that demands compromise. Rest, plan midweek. Leo July 23-Aug. 22: Be ambitious – you can make strides upward now. Although you might not see discernible progress, you’re “preparing the way” for a great run of luck in career, business, status and prestige areas from early June right into June 2012. So plug away, especially Monday. A major trend still flows through your areas of law, love, culture, far travel, education, publishing and intellectual endeavours. This is a lucky, surprising influence, so be ready to say “Ah, ha!” and embrace what comes – now into 2018, these zones (e.g., travel, school) could bring your mate for life! Happiness, midweek! Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: The big action, significant occurrences remain heavily weighted toward sexual bonds, intimate commitments, lifestyle changes, research, secrets, financial actions, investments, debts, consequences – and, overall, luckily so! But a new element enters now, an element of peace and understanding, of wisdom and compassion. You can decide to make a commitment while you’re clear about the results. Legalities, love and ethics also enter. This can bring sex with love, great cooperation with another, investments that are ethical also. Monday, Thursday, Friday support your efforts.

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Tim Stephens' Astral Reflections Aries March 21 - April 19: Chase money. Your charm and magnetism hit high strokes all week – use this in the pursuit of money, or in love’s service. The main thing is, don’t waste this time – five of eight planets are in Aries! This gives you extra kick, clout and luck – and hints that whatever happens now is significant in terms of your entire 80 or 90 years. Other than a bit of deception Wednesday morn, and a sluggish Saturday, this is a lucky, smooth week. Get things done! Two cautions: A partner or competitor has the upper hand. Don’t fight. If you oppose authority you’ll lose. Taurus April 20-May 20: Your energy, charisma and effectiveness climb, especially Monday onward. Get out, be seen, start significant projects. Your “world wide” luck is still a bit low, but that will change soon. June 4 will bring almost 13 months of huge, decade-high luck, particularly in finances, investments, debt, sex, lifestyle changes and commitments in legal, educational, cultural or travel areas that somehow turn your life around. So some of your energy right now might be wellspent preparing for future (near future!) action. Tap government, charities, researchers: They will aid. Gemini May 21-June 20: Your energy is a bit low, so don’t put yourself in a “performance situation.” Rest, protect your health, dress sensibly, eat right. Fulfil obligations, but ignore those who clamour. You’re still in a period in which big wishes, lifemate needs and social yearnings are likely to be fulfilled. Some things can prevent this: first, deep, heart-bending romance, creative outpourings or taking big risks; second, investments, lifestyle changes, health, or “deep sex.” Of these, the “second” will be lucky June 2011 to June 2012; the “first” will begin to improve after mid-2012. Wish!

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May 1 - 7 Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: The weeks ahead successfully combine security and expansion. Although romance,creativity,speculation and pleasure are accented in May, your luck in real estate, home, security, retirement, “Mother Nature” and similar zones continues strongly – but only to early June. If you’ve been hesitating about buying (repairing, renovating) that home or starting that retirement fund or garden, or about having a child, you should act soon. (One exception: real estate might be luckier if you wait until after May 10.) Romance Tuesday. Tackle chores midweek to Friday. Diplomacy, Saturday! Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Pay attention to your “base,” especially Monday/Tuesday – family members, home, security, these deserve attention all month. You might have frequent visitors, or be travelling around town a lot, texting or phoning – but as the weeks pass, this travel and talk gently subside, to bring you, by June, into a year of quiet, peaceful domestic bliss. Or luck, at least, for some homebased friction will exist, mid-May through June. Romance and/or creativity, games and gambles pull you Wednesday to Friday. A Gemini might be involved. All’s fine! Chores, Saturday. Rest, nap all week. Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: This is a pretty smooth, easy week – though Saturday (May 7) might be a little frustrating or rocky. The accent lies on short trips, acquaintances, siblings, paperwork, details, messaging. Be curious, follow your nose. Since money matters are still blessed (into early June) the best course would be to use this communications and fact-oriented period in the pursuit of money, to communicate with clients or potential employers, VIPs, etc. (Monday is good for this.) Your home life, family, security and diet (nutrients) gain importance Wednesday-Friday: Good results! timstephens@shaw.ca • Reading: 416-686-5014


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Apt/Condos

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Apt/Condos

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Co-ops

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Homestay

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HOME IMPROVEMENT: Res repairs, restorations, decks, fences. Walter 778-837-2518

Vancouver Division Since 1985

NO HST! til Apr. 30

• Gutter Installation Cleaning & Repairs • Roofing & Roof Repairs • Moss Control, Removal & Prevention 25 year Warranteed Leaf & Needle Guard

8140

Heating

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

WCB – Fully Insured 100% Money Back Guarantee

604-340-7189

8155

EDGEMONT GUTTERS

Landscaping

GREENWAVE LANDSCAPES

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

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604-420-4800

Garden Maintance & Installation Edible Landscape Solutions

Established 1963

A1 Steve’s Gutter Cleaning & Repair from $98. Gutters vacuumed/hand clean. 604-524-0667 Professional Powerwash Gutters cleaned & repaired Since 1984, 604-339-0949 Waters Home Maintenance Gutter Cleaning, repairs, windows Free estimate 604-738-6606

604-317-3037

greenwavelandscapes.ca Greenworx Redevelopment Inc. Hardscaping & Landscaping. Hedges, Pavers, Ponds & Walls, Returfing, Demos, Drainage, Jackhammering. 604 782-4322

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

8105

Flooring/ Refinishing

CELTIC HARDWOOD FLOORS LTD.

Refinishing • Installation • New & Old Floors Ph. 604 293.0057 Cel. 604 657.8931

www.celtichardwoodfloors.ca ANYTHING IN WOOD Hardwood flrs, install, refinishing. Non-toxic finishes. 604-782-8275 INSTALLATION REFINISHING, Sanding. Free est, great prices. Satisfaction guar. 604-518-7508

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HOME SERVICES 8160

Lawn & Garden

HEDGE SHRUB TREE & STUMP REMOVAL FREE ESTIMATE INSURED

224-3669

8160

Lawn & Garden

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YARD CLEAN-UP, lawns cut, hedges pruned, trees trimmed, power raking, aerating, rubbish removal, gutters. 604-773-0075

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

604-618-9741

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

8175

Masonry

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

8185

Moving & Storage

AFFORDABLE MOVING 1 to 3 Men

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

45

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

FREE ESTIMATES Seniors Discount

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West-side Lawn & Garden ● Lawn Cutting ● Garden Maintenance ● Landscaping

604-261-9697 Est 28 yrs

GARDEN CLEAN-UP • Planting • Pruning • Lawncare Call Jim Slade

604.266.6333

604-723-2468; T. TRAN, New lawns, grass cuts, p/raking, aerating, hedging, pruning. Reliable

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 www.advancemovingltd.com Rating

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

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(604) 875-9072 873-5292

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

Starting $30/ hour Licensed & Insured

604-787-8061

EZ GO MOVERS

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• No Travel Time Charges • No Minimum Charges • No Job Too Small FLAT RATES ALWAYS AVAILABLE

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8195

Painting/ Wallpaper

AAA PRECISION PAINTING

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

FLECK CONTRACTING LTD.

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TWO BROTHERS MOVING Local & Long Distance 604-720-0931 • bc.moving@gmail.com •

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Professional Painters with Guaranteed Results – in partnership with –

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Spring Specials 3 ROOMS 4 ROOMS $ 279 $359 Top Quality Quick Work

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Painting/ Wallpaper

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Central Decking Co.

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604-618-0631

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778-997-9582

D&M PAINTING

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604-724-3832

See our Showroom at 1230 West 75th Ave.

604-222-8453 West Coast Cedar Installations New or repaired outdoor cedar specialists since 1991 604-270-2358 or 604-788-6458

8205

Paving/Seal Coating

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

3 ROOMS FOR $299

Marty’s

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Colour Consulting Included Free Estimate 604-733-2865 AAA Professional int/ext painter & wall paperer. Guar work. Free est. John 604-318-2059 (Kits)

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Need a Landscaper?

• • • •

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COUNTRY STYLE

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

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West Side Home Improvements

• Bathrooms • Kitchens • Carpentry work Stairs • Decks Framing to finishing. Small jobs welcome Rob 778-861- 4224 Thanks

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PLUMBERS

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Since 1978

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

604-730-1566

www.carefulpainting.ca

We Fix The “EXCEPTS…”

Certified Plumber & Gas Fitter

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

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604-312-6311

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When your house is great except…

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

RENOVATIONS

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small

For walls only includes 2 coats of top of the line Cloverdale Paint. No payment until job done. Over 20 years exp. 10% discount for apts. or condos. For free est. contact Larry 604-961-4391 L. Roberts Painting

drytech.ca

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

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

Plumbing

Since 2000

Showroom: 1230 West 75th Ave.

❏ You need another

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Interior and Exterior Painting

POWER WASHING PLUS Spring Clean & Treatment for driveways, walkways, gutters, roofs, siding, fencing & decks

– Renovator Member of the Year

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

8220

604-338-2339

Vancouver’s West Side Painting Company

Power Washing

tufflex.ca

CANSTAR PAINTING Quality Work You Can Trust!

732-8453

Renovations and Repairs Bathroom & Kitchen Renos Odd Jobs – get out the list! All Painting & Drywall Repairs Plumbing/Electrical Repairs Roofing/Concrete Work

centraldecking@gmail.com www.centraldecking.ca

Seamless Sundeck Coatings Deck Design & Construction

Barwick Painting Prof. painters, exp. painters, in partnership with Benjamin Moore. 604-263-2530

FREE ESTIMATES

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STORMWORKS 604-724-3670

9129 Shaughnessy St.

Patios/Decks/ Railings

Call Now: 780-6510

Serving West Side since 1987

● Oil Tank Removal ● Recommended ● Insured ● Reasonable Rates

Since 1989

URBAN PAINTING ...High quality, material discounts, warranty. & great refs. 604-836-9675

www.PatioCoverVancouver.com

604-263-2530

Renovations & Home Improvement

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

BARWICK PAINTING

derek@carefulpainting.ca

LAWN MAINTENANCE 20 yrs exp. power rake, aerating. Free est. Reliable Reas. 604-649-9965

Painting/ Wallpaper

778.881.6096

For Free Estimates Call

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

8195

QUALITY WORK. DONE RIGHT.

Insured/WCB

Oil Tank Removal

604-580-2171 www.ezgomovers.com

Ny Ton Gardening yard & lawn maint. trimming, shrubs, hedging, power raking etc. 604-782-5288

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

Quick & Reliable Movers from$48 per hour

GREAT LOOKING Landscapes Full service landscape & garden maint. Call Dave: 604-764-7220

Cameron 604-739-8241

MOVERS.CA 604.682.2232

• Fully Insured • References • Green Products

• Local & Long Distance • Avail. 24/7 incl. holidays • Seniors Discount • Delivery to/from YVR Airport

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Call 604-710-5253

BEST RATE MOVING

BARAKA GARDENING Spring clean-up, lawn prep & pruning. Steve 778-231-4433

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Ask about our Spring Specials! www.MontyJsMoving.com

VANCOUVER LTD.

Experienced Movers with Affordable Rates!

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

MONTY J’S MOVING

604-708-8850

AVANTI GARDEN SERVICES Spring cleanup, new design, planting, etc. Laura 604-264-0775

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

Moving & Storage

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

8185

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We do all the fussy little jobs no one else wants to do. Complete home repairs. Workmanship and your Satisfaction Guaranteed. Est 1983. Ralph 682-8256

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General Contractor COMPLETE HOME & COMMERCIAL RENOVATIONS All types of painting kitchen & bath bsmt - decks, fences.. Guaranteed: - prompt, timely & prof. service and much more. Free Estimate! call Tom 604-307-5998 Lic. Insured & WCB ★ BATHROOM SPECIALIST★ Tiles, tub, vanity, plumbing, paint framing. From start to finish. Over 20 yrs exp. Peter 604-715-0030

Additions. Kitchens Bathrooms. Landscape Const. Design & Build Renovations 604.662.8150

www.jasonsmithbuild.com

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

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THE VANCOUVER COURIER FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2011

HOME SERVICES

Call ThE Experts

8250

SELF STORAGE

Roofing

LTD.

Established 1946

www.southvanminipublicstorage.com

cont. from previous page

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

PRP RENOVATIONS Kitchens, baths, tiling, flooring, painting, plumbing, gutters ★ Small jobs welcome ★ Insured, WCB

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

All Types of Roofing, Re-Roofing & Repairs

• Painting • Electrical • Plumbing • Tiling • Carpentry Carpeting

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Bath *Kitchen* Suites & More

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

TIMWOOD HOMES LTD

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Specialized in Reno’s: . Framing . Sundecks. Stairs . Rooms. Garages. Sheds. Basements .Tiles . Vinyl Siding. Exterior Paint . Hardwood & Laminate Floors . Fencing . . Small or big jobs. Insured.WCB

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SPRING SPECIALS WCB – Fully Insured

604-340-7189

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to advertise call

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Screens

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8300

Stucco/Siding/ Exterior

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

9145

Scrap Car Removal

9145

8309

Tiling

8315

Tree Services

Scrap Car Removal

FREE SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Top $$ for complete cars. Flat Rate Towing Service avail. Call ★ 604-720-0067

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9155

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

2004 FORD F350 diesel Lariat, 135 K, set up for 5th wheel, canopy $18,900. 604-943-4342

9160

Sports & Imports

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

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THE SCRAPPER

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#1 Roofing Company in BC

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ACE OF TRADES

604-764-0399

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8240

604-880-6407 Serving Vancouver for over 25 years

Units start at $40/mo. HST included.

To place your ad in “Call the Experts" call 604-630-3300

Renovations

Roofing

• New, re-roof and repairs • Cedar to fibreglass shingles. • Guaranteed & Free estimate • WCB Insured 604-856-4999 or info@trimaxroofing.com

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8250

Roofing

TRIMAX ROOFING

South Vancouver Mini-Public Storage

604.321.0213

8250

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Window Cleaning

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604-420-4800 Established 1963

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100% B C Owned and Operated

Kashi Cereals assorted varieties

Danone Activia Yogurt

from 2.99

assorted varieties

213-496g

Lemons

Meat Department 5.49lb/ 12.10kg

650g

assorted varieties

2/5.98

Cocoa Camino Smoked Barbecue Wild Salmon Tips Fair Trade Organic Chocolate Bars lb/

750g • product of Canada

7.99 17.61kg

assorted varieties

2.99

Healthy Way Breads

100g • product of Canada

assorted varieties

2/7.00 Armstrong Cheese

Sun-Rype 100% Fruit Juice

assorted varieties

8.99

assorted varieties

from 2/5.00

600g • product of B.C.

1.36L • product of Canada + dep. + eco fee

regular retail price

Italian Parmesan – Grana Padano Oro Del Tempo aged 20 months

Bob’s Red Mill 5 and 10 Grain Cereal

Kettle All Natural Potato Chips

assorted varieties

assorted varieties

2/3.98

from 2.19

220g • product of USA

453-708g

3.99

1.48lb/ 3.26kg

4.99

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29.99

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Ciao Bella Sorbet

Rice Bakery 8" Peach Blackberry Pie with Rice Flour Crust

7.99

2/7.00

473ml • product of USA

assorted varieties

3/4.98

A.C. Larocco Pizzas

398ml • product of USA

assorted varieties

from 5.49

250mg 60 caps

Get all the goodness of the research proven greens+ in an Instant Smoothie.

708-739ml • product of USA

Eden Organic Canned Beans

125mg 30 tabs

greens+ instant smoothie a day

assorted varieties

1 L • product of Canada

1 kit

Helps to temporarily promote relaxation. Reduces anxiety and improves the quality of sleep.

19.99

assorted varieties

560g

regular retail price

Wild Rose Herbal D-Tox Kit

assorted varieties

assorted varieties

Organic Multigrain Bread

B.C. Grown

Casa Fiesta Refreid Beans

1.99

each

Hot House Red Tomatoes on the Vine

reg 5.69

Chapman’s No Sugar Ice Cream

480g

3.98

4.69/100g

From Our Bakery 3.49

Certified Organic, Costa Rica Grown

From the Deli save 2.00 off

2lb Bag

Pineapples from Capa Cooperative

Specialty Roasted Chickens

570-600g product of Canada

Sundried Tomato Olive Bread

1.98

Whole Organic Chickens

2/7.00

Liberté Plain or Fruit Yogurt

Certified Organic California Grown

256-269g

Eco Max Liquid Laundry Detergents three varieties

8.99

3 L • product of Canada

342-411g • product of USA

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Vancouver Courier April 29 2011  

Vancouver Courier April 29 2011