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34 36 Vancouver creating new volunteer corps Gritty street tour Hastings cleans up

City wants hundreds to call upon Mike Howell

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The city hopes to capitalize on the community spirit of events like the 2010 Olympics.

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If an earthquake were to shake this part of the world today, Sarah Wu might be a person you’d want to have by your side. Wu is a volunteer with the city’s emergency preparedness program and is trained on what to do in case the “big one” rocks Vancouver, an event seismologists have predicted for years. “I would be there to make sure people don’t panic,” said Wu, who is trained on how to set up a reception centre for evacuees and organize volunteers in the event of a disaster. She teaches people how to be safe before, during and after an earthquake. She can

speak English, Cantonese and Mandarin and is handy with a portable radio, which she used proficiently at last Saturday’s Celebration of Light fireworks display in English Bay. “I dragged my husband along with me and he’s now hooked, too,” said Wu, who likened her role that night to an ambassador. “Where’s the washroom? Where’s the barge? Which radio station do I listen to? Those are the kinds of questions you get.” Saturday’s fireworks event was the first run for the newly created Vancouver Volunteers Corps, which began a recruiting drive Wednesday via a press conference at city hall with Mayor Gregor Robertson. See VOLUNTEERS on page 4

Seaforth Armoury set to close doors for three years 1934 building to undergo massive renovation Sandra Thomas Staff writer Standing in front of the Seaforth Armoury Wednesday morning, a kilt-clad Robert MacDonald banged on the large blue double doors facing Burrard Street. “That’s how we ask for entry,”

explained MacDonald, a retired captain and curator of the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada’s museum and archives. It’s those same blue doors the Seaforth infantry regiment will march out of next month before the historic building is closed for up to three years for a massive renovation proj-

ect, including seismic upgrading. “The building standards of 1934 and 1935 are not optimal for today,” said MacDonald. “So this project has been in the works for at least 10 years and the planning has been underway for even longer.” MacDonald added the project was dependent on approval from the

Minister of National Defence, which finally gave the go-ahead this year. The ministry was unable to supply information about the project, such as cost and timeline, before the Courier’s deadline. But MacDonald was more than happy to show off the aging building beginning with the

parade square, which dominates the ground floor of the armoury. He explained before the armoury was built the regiment, which celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2010, was housed at various locations across the city, including the Beatty Street Drill Hall. See TREASURED on page 4




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A bagpipe banner, more than 100 years old and in storage for the past 60 years, photo Dan Toulgoet was discovered while packing up the Seaforth Armoury.

Continued from page 1 In 1936, the regiment left that armoury and marched along Georgia Street and across the Burrard Street Bridge with its regimental colours to its new parade square. According to Seaforth history, the regiment was first established Nov. 24, 1910 by a group of Vancouverites of Scottish descent. MacDonald said by the early 1930s, the regiment had shown such great heroics, including aggressive trench warfare in the First World War battles of Ypres, Passchendaele and Vimy Ridge, the Canadian government rewarded the regiment with its own armoury. MacDonald said as the regiment continues to prepare for its march-out, treasured artifacts are being discovered tucked away in

drawers and in storage. “It’s like Hoarders meets Antiques Roadshow,” said MacDonald in reference to the two TV series. “Every day has been like Christmas Day for me.” A recent find is an ornate bagpipe banner elaborately embroidered with the regiment’s crest, a stag’s head, on one side. The banner is more than 100 years old and was likely in storage for the past 60 years before it was recently discovered folded into a tin box in a storage area of the armoury. The banner’s new home is a clean cardboard pizza box large enough for it to lie flat. MacDonald estimates the regimental museum is home to more than 10,000 images and 8,000 artifacts, but the tiny space he uses as a gallery can only display

a fraction of them. Once renovations to the armoury are completed, the museum will expand substantially. MacDonald said a marchout such as the one scheduled for Sept. 9 has never been done before in Canada, so he was tasked with researching the ceremony. “There’s an old established protocol that goes with a march-out like this,” said MacDonald. “I had to go all the way back to India to find out what the ceremony includes.” As part of the march-out, the Seaforth’s regimental flag that flies above the armoury will be lowered for the last time. “This flag will go into the collection next to the flag from 1936,” said MacDonald. Twitter: sthomas10

Volunteers would help out in civic events and natural disasters with council’s direction following the 2010 Winter Games for staff to develop a program that builds on the renowned “blue jacket” volunteers during the Olympics. “We are a city that needs to be ready for an earthquake at any time,” the mayor said. “This is a key piece for us to ensure that we have many citizens who know what to do when the ‘big one’ hits and can step up and support all of our first responders who are undoubtedly going to be besieged if there’s a big natural disaster here.”

Deputy fire chief Mark Engler echoed the mayor’s sentiments about an overwhelmed fire department in the event of a disaster and hoped the recruiting drive would also attract people who want to belong to a more highly trained volunteer group of 100 citizens called the Vancouver Emergency Response Team. Engler and the mayor clarified that despite the training of volunteers, which includes advanced radio training and counting casualties, none will be used to replace the work of a police officer

or firefighter. “These people are not designated to go into buildings or on dangerous sites, they’re strictly to walk the streets of their own communities and then to report in what they see,” Engler said. Gord Ditchburn, president of the Vancouver Firefighters’ Union, said he hadn’t seen the city plan for training to understand the exact role of a volunteer. “Until then, we’ll have to wait and see,” said Ditchburn, who attended Wednesday’s press conference at city hall. “It’s fair to

say that in a natural disaster or a major catastrophe that everybody would be helping everybody. But to what level the citizens will be expected to provide assistance, is yet to be seen and I don’t believe for a second that you can replace well-trained firefighters, police and city workers.” The cost this year of the volunteer program is $25,000, including the purchase of vests, water bottles, a manual and identification. Twitter: @Howellings

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Continued from page 1 The mayor and City of Vancouver wants to recruit hundreds of volunteers who can be called upon to work major civic events and in emergencies such as a natural disaster. The need for a dedicated roster of volunteers was one of the recommendations in the independent Stanley Cup riot review co-authored by former CEO of VANOC John Furlong and former Nova Scotia deputy attorney general Douglas Keefe. That recommendation coincided



news the long-awaited Bruno and the Beach, which celebrates the 40th anniversary of Canada’s longestrunning dramatic television production, The Beachcombers. The show’s co-creator Marc Strange and Jackson Davies, who played Const. John Constable in the series, are the authors. Their book, too, will be out in the fall. Coincidentally, The Beachcombers aired the same year Barrett became premier and my politically ambivalent dad dragged a new RCA television into our living room so we could watch Paul Henderson score the winner for Canada. Ah, the stuff you learn when you spend a few minutes of your day reading my informative words.

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Name the city councillor who just wrote a book that will be released in the fall. Some hints: The author is a he and he previously published at least two books about salmon and canneries. No, it’s not Kerry Jang, whose long awaited tome about his passion for building model boats in his basement will, no doubt, find a publisher any day. Nor is it the NPA’s George Affleck, who is fine-tuning his tellall about life as a rookie councillor but is wracking his brain to find a better word than “shrubbage” to describe that, uh, shrubbage at the end of the Kitsilano seawall. OK, enough of this nonsense, Geoff Meggs is the author. This time around, though, Meggs teamed up with the sagacious Rod Mickleburgh of the Globe and Mail’s Vancouver bureau to put together 240 pages of—I’m sure—snappy prose on none other than… the pin-striped suit wearing Dave Barrett! Yep, that is correct—Meggs and

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Dave Barrett formed the NDP’s first provincial government in 1972, the same year The Beachcombers, starring Bruno Gerussi, debuted on CBC. Dave Barret photo courtesy B.C. Archives Bruno Gerussi photo courtesy Bruno and the Beach Mickleburgh (kinda sounds like a law firm) chose to spend their free time panning for journalism gold in writing about the former NDP premier whose party ruled this province from 1972 to 1975. Barrett, now in his 80s, lives in Esquimalt. According to the write-up from Harbour Publishing, “this lively and well-researched book is the

first in-depth study of this most memorable of B.C. premiers.” As city hall watchers know, Meggs is no stranger to the NDP, having served as communications director to former premier Glen Clark. His wife, Jan O’Brien, also happens to be the provincial NDP’s secretary. Then, of course, there’s Meggs’ plan to seek the NDP nomination

in Vancouver-Fairview in an attempt to earn a seat in Barrett’s old stomping grounds in the Victoria legislature. Mickleburgh, meanwhile, continues to lament the death of the labour beat and the Montreal Expos. The Art of the Impossible will be available in October for the low, low price of $32.95, which, sadly, is six bucks more than

For those of you who can’t get enough of hanging out in the council chamber to watch and listen to Meggs and company, your elected officials won’t meet publicly again until September. Should be an interesting fall with a contract on a public bike share program to go before council, more affordable housing strategies to be discussed and finally an answer on what to do about those viaducts that Meggs wants knocked down. I’ll do my best to bring it all to you. Twitter: @Howellings

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Few volunteers from the Downtown Eastside showed up in 2009 when the then 33-year-old Powell Street Festival migrated to Woodland Park. “Which I thought was really not that far,” said festival general manager Kristen Lambertson. “But it actually became pretty evident when we set up the festival and [during] take down, we’re like, oh we’re missing a few familiar faces.” That recognition prompted organizers of the Japanese-Canadian arts, culture and heritage celebration to commission a short documentary about its non-Japanese-Canadian contingent of volunteers. Filmmaker Greg Masuda’s resulting work, The Spirit of Nihonmachi, screens Aug. 4, at 3:30 p.m. at Chapel Arts, with a question and answer period. The 28-minute film follows two residents of the Downtown Eastside who feel the festival is their own. Masuda will also attend the Aug. 4 and 5 event to help launch a nationally funded research project called “Revitalizing Japantown? A unifying exploration of human rights, branding and place” which will be accom-

panied by a documentary film. This year’s Big Bang-zai!-theme celebrates the past, present and future of the annual festival that features traditional and contemporary, community and professional arts and culture. Celebrations kick off with a view of the past with a remount of Tamio Wakayama’s Kikyo: Coming Home to Powell Street photo documentary that captures the first 15 years of the festival, carries on with a trilogy of films about the festival, including Masuda’s doc, and includes an expansion to Jackson Avenue. “It’s an area that we’ve decided to expand a little bit beyond our normal Japanese-Canadian culture, arts and heritage focus, just in terms of recognizing some of the community players, as well,” Lambertson said. The first festival was staged in 1977, the centennial of the arrival of the first Japanese immigrant to Canada, in what was meant to be a oneoff event. A member of the Japanese Canadian Volunteers Association, or Tonari Gumi, initiated the event to celebrate the area that was known as Japantown before its 8,000 JapaneseCanadian residents were displaced during the Second World War, and to

echo similar summer celebrations in Japan. Furor over planned removal of some of the memorial cherry trees a few years back highlighted the importance of honouring the history of the area along with present users of the park, said Lambertson. The longest running community celebration in Vancouver includes taiko drumming, sumo wrestling, martial arts, bonsai, folk and modern dance, alternative pop, rock and urban music, historical walking tours, tea ceremonies and Japanese food and crafts. The free event runs at Powell Street and Jackson Avenue from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. The remount of Kikyo, which was first exhibited in 1992, opens with an artist talk Aug. 3 at 8 p.m. at Chapel Arts. A ticketed event called Triple Threat that features folksinger Ana Miura, jazz pianist and vocalist Emi Meyer and Theatre Replacement’s Maiko Bae Yamamoto with Veda Hille runs at 8 p.m., Aug. 4. The trilogy of films screens at the Nikkei Centre, Aug. 8. For more information, see Twitter: @Cheryl_Rossi

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I received an email from a reader in response to the story I wrote Wednesday about the weekend vandalism at Mountain View Cemetery. As I reported here, on Saturday morning someone walking through the cemetery discovered dozens of grave markers and headstones badly damaged by vandals who were heard partying in the middle of the night. In response, reader Debra Kato sent me a link to her poignant blog post entitled, “Dear Vancouver Mountain View Cemetery Vandals: This is my family’s grave you destroyed.” On her blog, Kato displays pictures of her family, beginning

with an old black-and-white photo of her great grandmother and great grandfather taken in 1915. More family photos follow with captions written by Kato addressing the vandals, one which reads, “These were my Great Uncles playing around at Kitsilano beach. You see, they were real people.” Followed by, “Here’s my other Great Uncle in the neighbourhood. The woman beside him in the family portrait is my Great Grandmother, Ima. She also came to Vancouver from Japan over a hundred years ago. She was born in 1879 and passed away in Winnipeg, in 1959. My Grandmother and her brother and sister brought her ashes back to Vancouver in the 1970s. “The third person in the family grave is my Great Uncle, Shigezo. He is in the family portrait, in the middle between my other two Great Uncles. He was born in Vancouver. He died tragically at the young age of 25 years old. He

One of the headstones damaged at Mountain View Cemetery on the weekend belonged to family members of Debra Kato, who photo courtesy Debra Kato has blogged about the vandalism. worked at a lumber camp and he drowned after he fell in to the water and was trapped beneath the logs. The first to die was my Great Grandfather in 1930. The whole family was devastated with his sudden death. My Great Grandmother became a widow with six

children.” Kato introduces the vandals to her family through photos and captions. Many of the photos were taken at Mountain View Cemetery during family funerals. Kato ends her blog post with a photo of herself leaning over one of the

damaged headstones. She writes, “I am the only family member left living in Vancouver. I have been entrusted to the care of the family grave. I hope this blog can help you to understand why your crime hurts the Mountain View Cemetery families so much.” I hope so, too. Kato was also upset because the area where her family’s graves are located was described as the “Chinese” section by police, when her family members buried there are Japanese. I checked with Mountain View and was told there are both Chinese and Japanese residents buried in that section. The adjacent Jewish section also suffered damage to grave markers and headstones. The Vancouver Police Department’s forensic identification unit continues to investigate and is using the empty beer bottles and cans found at the scene as evidence. Twitter: sthomas10

Vancouver: World Famous For Traffic Congestion There is no universal solution to traffic congestion. Despite more and better information enabling comparative analysis of traffic congestion in many of the major cities worldwide, it may well be that each city requires its own unique set of fixes or Cedric Hughes evolving set of fixes. Geography, historic layout, population growth, density and densification, existing and planned public transit infrastructure, financial resources, community vision and cultural priorities, capacity to adopt technological advances, modal priorities based on the needs of the local economy… a host of considerations means that traffic congestion presents a unique challenge to each and every major urban centre around the world. The difficulty of Vancouver’s challenge—if lower mainlanders didn’t appreciate it already—was highlighted rather dramatically in the recently published ‘TomTom Congestion Index’ wherein Vancouver received the highest ‘congestion level’ in Canada and second highest in North America after number one ranked (no surprise) Los Angeles. Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Amsterdam, Tom Tom International BV sells a range of GPS-based navigational products in over 40 countries and has recently sought to distinguish itself in this highly competitive marketplace by focusing on its ‘route guidance’ offerings—real time information on traffic flow and alternate routes to avoid congestion. As Tom Tom CEO Harold Goddijn explains on TomTom’s website: “Over the years, TomTom has been working on developing the very best traffic navigation system to help people get through traffic faster. We can already reduce the journey times for individual TomTom drivers by up to 15%. In the future, when 10% of drivers use TomTom’s HD Traffic™ navigation system there will be what experts are calling a ‘collective


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WEB POLL NATION Go to to vote Do you support narrower neighbourhood streets to provide more housing in Vancouver? Last week’s poll question: Are you happy that the A-maze-ing Laughter sculptures will remain in Vancouver? Yes 44 per cent No 56 per cent This is not a scientific poll.

Some ideas just have to bide their time. The most recent example of that bit of reality was one of the winners of the “Re-think Housing” competition put on by the city as part of the strategy to increase the amount of affordable housing. The particular idea that has been cooling its heels for almost two decades is called “Thin Streets: Turning Asphalt into Affordable Housing.” It has been tucked away in the back pockets of two former city planners, Christina DeMarco and Ted Sebastian since the 1990s. That’s when, as you will note in reporter Mike Howell’s story in today’s Courier on page 26, they were cycling into work from Point Grey and noticed the lack of traffic and all that unused spaced on particularly wide streets that crossed their route. Those streets were 66 feet in width, which, as it turns out, was the same length as an English surveyor’s chain. This was also equal in length to the distance between the wickets on a cricket pitch. (This is after all British Columbia.) They predate the 1928 Bartholomew plan and came from a time when planners imagined these streets as major traffic arterials. Most didn’t become arterials. The proposal from the two cycling planners was to cut the streets down the centre, allowing half for traffic and half for housing. But when DeMarco and Sebastian flew their plan past their bosses it fell flat. The politics at city hall were such that the car was sacred. Asphalt was the altar on which it was worshipped. And the city’s urban planners and the city’s transportation engi-

allengarr neers were in a kind of holy war over directions and priorities. This was not the only idea whose time had not come. Laneway housing and removing the viaducts were two that found no champions until recently from politicians and bureaucrats who were influential enough to move them forward. And 20 or 25 years ago, who would have imagined that when we finally got around to legalizing secondary suites, rather than the pitched battles of old, hardly anyone would turn up for the public hearing? So what has changed to make all of these things more acceptable? Well, for one thing our view of what makes a good community has changed significantly. Then there was the rising cost of housing and, finally, our attitudes towards the environment. Secondary suites not only provided a “better” mix of folks in each neighbourhood, they also were mortgage-helpers for people stretch-



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ing to become homeowners. Laneway housing was enabled by the general acceptance of what is referred to as “gentle density” to produce affordable housing and communities more accepting of modes of transportation other than the automobile. All of that was swept in on a tide that brought with it an interest and passion for urban agriculture, farmers markets, and, of all things, the legalization of beekeeping in urban areas. There was also, and not coincidentally, a transformation taking place at city hall in general and in engineering departments in particular. The old school transportation-focused engineers were being replaced by a new generation of folks who were focused more on city building and the development of livable communities. When Larry Beasley headed planning at city hall, the idea of demolishing the viaducts, those remnants of engineering dreams of a crosstown freeway, was considered a lost cause. Now, their removal and re-connecting the communities to the east seems a distinct possibility. Brent Toderian, who followed Beasley, managed to sell the city on laneway housing; gentle density was branded “EcoDensity.” DeMarco sees “thin streets” as just another step down that same gentle path but one that requires community involvement to work. That’s exactly what the mayor’s task force will propose to city council in the fall with the recommendation to have one trial project within a year. It is time.

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Social networking gadgets sometimes a devil’s deal Bumper stickers were an early form of Twitter: the semiotic standard for publicly sharing a political or religious standpoint in capsule form. And after a decade-long slump, auto-adhesive messaging is returning in a new form. I’m talking about decals representing family members on vehicle back windshields, scaled in height from adults to kids. Occasionally the kid icons are sporting baseball bats or balls, representing an interest in sports. There is even sometimes a dog in the line-up. I appreciate that people love their families and want to share the gospel on streets and highways, but do I really need to know how many times a stranger has spawned? And is this sticker-based short-form census another example of the cross-generational craze to “share” beyond what others have the time, interest, or inclination to know? It’s undeniable that the new normal is to tell everyone as much as possible about your world, intentionally and otherwise, through social networking sites. In fact, NOT having any profile on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter or Tumblr is enough to have you tagged as a Ted Kaczynski on training wheels. When the cable news channels began speculating on the means and motives of the Colorado movie theatre shooter, some commentator mused (mistakenly) on James Holmes’s lack of a Facebook profile. This was positioned as hardcore evidence for his pre-existing status as a weirdo loner. Speaking of Facebook, 13 million users in the U.S. alone don’t bother to change their privacy settings, leaving themselves wide open. It’s astonishing how blasé people have become about their personal information in just a few short years. I hear a certain line with increasing frequency: “I have nothing to worry about, because I have nothing to hide.” It’s like Public Safety Minister Vic Toews is throwing his voice and has a nation of ventriloquist dummies clambering to sit on his knee. Perhaps it will all work out, as social transformations sometimes do. Perhaps there will be so much personal data to sift through that our swelling cryptocracy will choke on it. The other possibility is that we’ll all be GPS-tagged and algorithmically profiled to the point where most of our individual choices are predicted quite accurately in advance. There will be no reason for the authorities to fear the rabble because dissent

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geoffolson will not only be impossible, but unthinkable. It will be like Minority Report on crack. The drug analogy is unavoidable. With so many people obsessively checking their devices every few minutes, we’re obviously talking about widespread addiction. The social networking sites supply the dopamine delivery system, while Apple and other tech companies provide the brilliantly engineered crack pipes. It was the iPhone above all consumer tech products that really changed the world. St. Jobs’ credo was to “think different” and he definitely did that, with great intuition and a punishing management style. The company’s logo, of an apple with a bite taken out of it, is straight out of the Bible. In the book of Genesis, Eve ate from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil against direct orders from The Boss, resulting in the expulsion from Paradise. The story of forbidden fruit isn’t just about defying authority. It’s also about loss of innocence, alienation, and rootlessness. And it’s also the visual stamp for Apple’s global brand. That’s more than a bit ironic. When I witness rows of people on public transit, in silent communion with their gadgets, it appears we’re in the midst of another devil’s deal in which face-to-face conversation loses big-time to surfing, tweeting and texting. (Bear in mind, this is coming from a guy who wears his iPod in public more often than not.) Apple’s first logo was of Isaac Newton studying under the legendary apple tree, emblazoned with a line from Wordsworth: “Voyaging through strange seas of Thought, alone.” The accent is on alone. Perhaps the navel-gazing digital age is responsible, in some small part, for the trend to decorate cars with icons of the nuclear family. It’s a whimsical, if slightly narcissistic, attempt to reconnect to real-world community, out beyond the digital gated communities we access through our gadgets. “Here I am,” the car owners communicate with their decals, “I’m a flesh and blood human being, and so are the people I love.”

A reader believes the money spent to purchase the A-maze-ing Laughter sculpture could have file photo Dan Toulgoet been redirected to more spiritual and humanist artworks. To the editor: Re: “Lasting laugh,” July 27 As a locally based sculptor, I was very disappointed that such a significant amount of scarce funding for public art purchase would go toward this work. My reasons are as follows. Yue Minjin is frequently described as a “Cynical Realist.” According to the website Artspeak China, “Cynical Realism takes its name from Aldous Huxley’s famous quotation: ‘Cynical realism: it’s the intelligent man’s best excuse for doing nothing in an intolerable situation.’” Faced with a tumultuous and unstable environment, these artists created works that simultaneously exposed their suffering and masked it with irony, a glaze of “stylized ambivalence.” In Minjun’s case, this ambivalence is conveyed through the over-emphatic, insincere grin on the face of his figures. Yue’s laughing portraits engage the viewer with a kind of grey humour that emphasizes the spiritual emptiness of the contemporary world. A new book on contemporary Chinese art stated that initially the over-emphatic, insincere grin on the face of his figures was a parody of Western stereotypes about Chinese people.

Whether the message is stereotyping or spiritual emptiness, it is highly negative, encouraging an apathetic acceptance of the status quo. This artwork and its message are embedded in the philosophy of post-modernism, which is suspicious and even intolerant of truths and values and believes human progress is an illusion. This stultifying viewpoint has sapped the energy artists have historically been able to contribute to political awareness and social activism. Perhaps as a city it is time we began supporting artwork that engages with larger, humanist, even spiritual themes and makes an effort to find meaning and purpose within a radically secular world—to find powerful and grounding symbols of order. The Postmodern revolution has been like the Cultural Revolution in China in which traditions of craft, aesthetics and cultural values were destroyed in an effort to overthrow outdated approaches. In the aftermath of this intellectual and artistic demolition perhaps the future of art is to create a sense of home, rootedness and meaning in a fragmented postmodern world. Marion Lea Jamieson, Vancouver

Buy land, not a seawall extension To the editor: Re: “Seawall stall,” July 25. I urge Mayor Robertson to do an onsite walkabout with Mel Lehan, Kitsilano activist, and Terry Slack, Vancouver natural foreshores environmentalist. This marine environment is the last piece of natural

pristine waterfront in Vancouver. Common sense suggests that the impact of a seawall/walkway on this marine foreshore will be significant. The anonymous donor’s $10 million would be much better spent purchasing street end real estate for marine fore-

shore viewing mini parks. The Vancouver park board needs to hire a well respected consultant firm with knowledge in marine biology and geology to study this political seawall extension.

Don Larson, Crab-Water for Life Society Vancouver

Critical Mass bullying embarrasses rider To the editor: To the Vancouverites who were caught in the Critical Mass Bike Ride on Friday, I offer my sincerest apologies for the bullying behaviour that I witnessed during the event. I am ashamed that I was a part of that group. I observed militant, hostile and contemptful bullying behaviour happily meted out toward fellow citizens who were in vehicles. I saw cyclists taking great joy in the power they exerted over motorists as the cyclists placed their bodies and bikes in front of vehicles that could have easily run them over. It was almost a dare toward anyone who show displeasure at being held at a

standstill while the group of cyclists casually rode aimlessly around the city. I was told that it was a protest ride, which is fine, but the protest should be directed at the powers that they wish to aim a message at, not fellow citizens’ who became innocent victims of the event. Taking over the Lion’s Gate Bridge for about 15 minutes while they smoked marijuana and drank beer made me really angry. Bullying fellow citizens and denying them freedom of movement would not be tolerated at any school, workplace, or other event. Frederick Taylor, Vancouver

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Kanako Heinrichs has worked as an interpreter and as an administrative assistant, but it’s her current position that’s most promising. Heinrichs runs a business. She founded her company, Queensberry Flower Company, in 2009 when she opened a Tokyo-style flower shop in the Granville SkyTrain station, followed by a second location in the Yaletown station in 2011. “We sell Tokyo-style flowers, which is all about cute, pop design. So it’s not the very conventional style. We specialize in pre-made, cute bouquets and sell them at our kiosks in the stations,” she said. “Our shops are located inside the stations so it’s easy for people to get to on their way home of whenever they’re going out.” Price points are $5, $10, $15 and $25. The company also does flowers for weddings. The 31-year-old’s business inspiration came from travelling on the SkyTrain, coupled with a desire for a career she’s truly interested in. “I was using the station as a commuter. I wanted to bring something more exciting to the station because I’m from Tokyo where people shop inside the stations and a lot of things are happening in the subway stations. Here, I didn’t see anything so I wanted to start something new,” Heinrichs said, adding, “I was laid off a couple of times and decided that instead of trying to get a job that I’m not interested in I’m just going to completely change my approach and do what I wanted to do.” Heinrichs studied visual arts at the University of Alberta, where she enjoyed working with colours and composition, and holds a floral design diploma from an institute in New Westminster. Queensberry Flower Company now has five staff, business is going well, and Heinrichs wants to expand the chain. That’s where a new business initiative comes in. She’s one of 10 female entrepreneurs

in a five-month long Vancity Community Foundation pilot program called Women Entrepreneurs: Financing Opportunities for Growth Project. Funded by Status of Women Canada, it’s aimed at helping women develop business growth plans using one-on-one business coaching. Participants, who had to show they were positioned for growth, were selected in June. Each has been assigned a business coach and, at the end of the program, they’re encouraged to make a business plan presentation and financing pitch to a panel of Vancity account managers and other financiers. Participants aren’t guaranteed financing—that decision will be on the merits of their business. Project lead Joanne Norris said coaching is providing entrepreneurs with guidance and support to help them develop a plan and think about the kind of financing that makes sense. “Our hope is with that kind of support, as well as some support in terms of group engagement and being able to talk about some of the barriers they may have growing their businesses, this will help get them through to that next level.” More women than men start businesses in Canada, yet more men grow them. “We’re very entrepreneurial as women, but we tend to keep our businesses smaller from both a revenue and an HR perspective. That’s fine. A lot of women, and men, too, are creating a job for themselves, not necessarily building a business, but there are those that want to go to that next level,” Norris said. Heinrichs is pleased to be part of the pilot. “To me, that’s something that I really need—to talk to somebody and work with somebody to plan how I can grow my business, what it is that I need to do or which part of the business I need to grow,” she said. “To determine that, I just needed to have somebody to talk to—somebody professional.” Twitter: @Naoibh


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The first Monday of August is a welcome respite for many locals. A kind of “hump day” of the summer, BC Day caps off a long weekend that is generally sunny, warm and full of fun. West Coasters have the opportunity to celebrate or simply relax with friends and family. If a “stay-cation” is on your agenda, there’s plenty to do: hit up the Celebration of Light fireworks extravaganza at English Bay Saturday night; live it up in the West End during Pride Weekend and North America’s premier Pride Parade on the Sunday; or simply get out to things that you normally don’t have time to do.

Or how about a picnic in the park this long weekend? It’s easy to do, now that VanDusen Botanical Garden has all the fixin’s done up for you. Truffles Café at VanDusen is offering picnics for two to take into the Garden. Priced at $58, each picnic includes: • admission for two to VanDusen Botanical Garden • a sturdy picnic basket with lined picnic blanket (to be returned) • two regular-sized sandwiches of your choice • two small salads of your choice • two beverages (including coffee, juices or sparkling water) • a selection of cheese and crackers

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PREPARE AHEAD FOR DRIVING TRIPS IN AND AROUND THE PROVINCE The BC Day weekend and the few weeks following are very popular times for driving trips, but the highways in and out of Vancouver experience traffic density at these times, and while the weather is usually cooperative, the sheer volume means an increase in accidents and other problems.

activities along the way. Use both a GPS and a map to double check directions and route information.

Tip #2: Make sure you’re covered If you’re travelling outside the province, verify that you have adequate travel and vehicle insurance, including third party liability and underinsured motorist protection. If you’ll be travelling through the United States, be sure to have passports/visas and if necessary, authorization documents for all travellers.

Be prepared, and a pleasurable experience will be in the cards this weekend and beyond. Here are some tips courtesy BCAA ( And by the way, make sure you have your membership up to date in case of potential roadside emergencies.

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No matter how well you plan, road trip conditions can be unpredictable. Be sure to bring a car emergency pack complete with flashlight, road flares, first aid kit, engine oil, a minimum of four litres of clean water, jumper cables, jack and lug wrench and an empty gas container. Have a great – and safe – road trip this August!


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I truly hope you and your family are able to take time on B.C. Day to enjoy all that our province has to offer. The majesty of B.C.’s natural beauty is unrivalled, and it’s right outside our doors every single day of the year. I wish everyone a safe and happy holiday weekend.”

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Honda Celebration of Light ends Saturday with Italian team

Crowds topping 300,000 for each fireworks night Naoibh O’Connor Staff writer Saturday marks the final night of the Honda Celebration of Light with a fireworks display from Italy, who last appeared in the annual competition in 2010. It’s competing against earlier performances by Vietnam and Brazil. This year, spectators can vote for their favourite contestant on the Honda Celebration of Light’s website or with the event’s apps for Android or iPhone. The combined public score will be added to the judges’ marks for final results. Andrea Dowd-Dever, the event’s producer, said crowds have hit about 300,000 at English Bay, Vanier Park and Kits Beach during the first two nights, which is consistent with numbers from prior years. Bleacher sales have also gone well. This is the second year a paid seating area has been available. Last year, it generated about $30,000, which helps offset costs. Paid seating was added to generate revenue for the society and provide seating for people who might otherwise not attend the Celebration of Light due to crowds or limited mobility. Organizers added 400 seats this year for a total of 1,400.


The first night wasn’t sold out, but the second night was. As of Thursday morning, organizers were within 100 seats of selling out paid seating for Saturday’s fireworks show. “It is selling really quickly so I do anticipate we’ll sell out Saturday night,” Dowd-Dever said. “It certainly helps [offset costs], but with an event of this scale you can imagine we still rely significantly on sponsorship.” Dowd-Dever noted the garbage problem after the event is improving. Organizers increased the number of recycling and garbage cans available and spectators are using them. “People are doing a really good job,” she said. “The message is finally getting through that it’s

not appropriate to leave all your garbage all over the beach.” Police say there were no significant incidents at Wednesday’s fireworks. Drink pour-outs dropped substantially compared to the first night. Police reported 392 pour-outs on Aug. 3, down from 628 July 28. Officers also recorded 17 liquor seizures, five weapon seizures, including one replica handgun, two knives and pepper spray, and 37 violation tickets for a variety of offences—87 were issued on the first night. Bylaw tickets numbered two, there were four arrests for public intoxication, seven breach of peace arrests and three other unspecified arrests. Hundreds of officers patrolled English Bay and Kits Point on foot, horseback, on bicycles and in the Air 1 helicopter. The VPD’s public safety unit was also on hand. More than 600 boats of various sizes were in English Bay, according to a police estimate, and the marine unit had hundreds of interactions with boaters. In one case, a heavily intoxicated 18-year-old woman was in a deflating dingy, while not wearing a personal flotation device. Police took her on board the VPD boat and arrested her for public intoxication.

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There are more than 50,000 Canadians affected by neuromuscular disorders, with Muscular Dystrophy being one of the biggest that impacts parents and children. The costs of dealing with this life-long affliction can barely be measured, but needless to say, parents and families of a child, teen or adult with Muscular Dystrophy have a need for immense support of all kinds. Four years ago, a unique partnership was established between Canada Safeway and Muscular Dystrophy Canada, and to date they have raised a combined total of $4.6 million in Western Canada alone.


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As co-president to the Greater Vancouver Chapter of Muscular Dystrophy Canada, Kwong was thrilled when she received the new power wheelchair. It allowed her to be even more actively involved within her community. Canada Safeway is spearheading its 2012 fundraising and awareness campaign from Aug. 1 to 31 to support Muscular Dystrophy Canada in an effort to help “Make Muscles Move.” “This campaign will raise much-needed funds for research and will provide support to families and individuals like Vicki Kwong,” says Sherrard. Customers are invited to make a $2 donation at any Safeway checkstand this month.

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“Through Canada Safeway’s generous support, Muscular Dystrophy Canada is able to continue the relentless search for a cure while at the same time making a difference in people’s everyday lives. Their support is invaluable to people with neuromuscular disorders,” says Catherine Sherrard, CEO of Muscular Dystrophy Canada.

Entitled The Safeway Mobility Grant, funds from this venture recently enabled Vicki Kwong of Vancouver to purchase a new power wheelchair (and these life-enhancing mobility helpers don’t come cheaply.) The Safeway Mobility Grants are made possible through the annual campaign held at all Canada Safeway stores throughout the month of August.

To get things started, the organization hosted a family picnic last weekend, bringing many youth and their families together at Trout Lake Park, with food donated by Safeway. Muscular Dystrophy Canada is also going all

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KIDS LEARN THE SECRETS OF THE STARRY SUMMER NIGHT No science lesson can top contemplating the Universe on a warm summer evening. Bundle up the kids, pack your favourite lawn chair, plus a thermos of hot chocolate, and set out to the back yard or the cottage to explore the secrets of the starry skies for yourself. No experience necessary; the only requirement is a dose of healthy curiosity. The Canadian Space Agency shares what to look for in August: 1. The Perseid Meteor Showers: Each year, the Earth passes through the tail of Comet Swift-Tuttle, causing shooting stars as tiny particles streak through Earth’s atmosphere. This year, the peak is expected on

the night of August 12, with dozens of meteors expected each hour. Look to the northeast after midnight, and keep your list of wishes on hand. 2. The International Space Station: The second brightest object in the night sky after the full Moon, the station can be seen with the naked

eye. It looks much like an aircraft, minus the blinking lights. (Online, see it at http://heavens-above. com/ and enter the name of your hometown). 3. The Northern Lights: The aurora borealis are frequent in Canada’s North, but they can also be seen in southern parts of the country during periods of intense solar activity. Find out when by following @AuroraMAX on Twitter or Facebook (


• This month, the planets are barely visible and only in the wee hours of the morning. Planet charts are on the internet for the coming months. • The legends behind the constellations make great campfire stories. Download a free star map from the Canadian Space Agency’s website ( Star_Finder.pdf). • If possible, head for darker skies away from city lights. • Dress warmly. Pack a blanket, hat and even gloves. August nights can be very cool. Tips courtesy

Under the August moon The kids are alright, down on Granville Island. Of note, currently to Aug. 11, Carousel Theatre’s Teen Shakespeare Program presents The Tempest by William Shakespeare, featuring performers from Carousel’s Teen Shakespeare Program. Shakespeare’s magical adventure is performed by an ensemble of teen actors from across Metro Vancouver.

The shows are free for all ages. Bring the whole family (and dress warmly) as all evening performances are at 7:30 pm, with additional 2 pm matinees on Aug. 4 and 6 (no shows on Aug. 5). The Teen Shakespeare Program is an intensive six week program for teens aged 13 to 17 years. Running from July 2 until Aug. 11, teen actors were led through

a four week rehearsal process of the full length Shakespeare play, and the program has culminated in a full production for the public. Location: Performance Works Outdoor Stage - 1218 Cartwright Street (on Granville Island); carouseltheatre. ca for details.

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This city’s first-ever outdoor street dance festival launches this weekend, highlighting styles like pop-

A mural unveiled today (Aug. 3) was painted by 150 children photo Dan Toulgoet with help from artist Todd Polich. ping, locking, break dancing, hip hop and waacking. To save you from having to look up “waacking,” I took to Wikipedia, which describes it as a kind of street dance with roots in the underground disco scene of the 1970s. (Underground disco scene?) Dance battles and musical performances will take place between 2 and 7 p.m. Aug. 4 at Robson Square in front of the stairs by the ice rink. The Star Captains perform at 6 p.m. The Vancouver Street Dance Festival is free.


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The only event I could find that didn’t seem completely inappropriate following Foreskin Pride is the “I Love Boobies” fundraiser for the Keep-a Breast Foundation, which seeks to eradicate breast cancer through prevention, early detection and support. This ninth annual celebration of breasts includes a silent auction, desserts and entertainment by Swedish electronic performers Rebecca and Fiona, as well as several female DJs from Vancouver. The party takes place Aug. 9 at Caprice Nightclub. For tickets and information visit Twitter: sthomas10

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A friend’s battle with cystic fibrosis spurred Vancouverite Duncan Gillespie and pals Andrew and Graham Dalik to found the Vancouver Leisure Society and Lawn Summer Nights, a four-week lawn bowling tournament held every Thursday in July benefitting Cystic Fibrosis Canada. In memory of Eva Markvoort, who died from the inherited lung disease in 2010 at the age of 25, Gillespie’s unique lawn bowling event—a mix of food and drink and friendly competition—has exploded in popularity and success since its inaugural tourney in 2009 that generated $11,000. This year’s fundraiser and

160 spots sold out in minutes. Attracting the young and the beautiful, mostly in their twenties and thirties, to the old sport of lawn bowling, the ICBC change manager has raised $240,000 to date, spawned a similar event in Toronto and signed up KPMG as a national sponsor. How did you pick up lawn bowling? I was living in Sydney, Australia with friend and cofounder of our event, Andrew Dalik, when his brother Graham (another co-founder) came down to visit. One summer afternoon a bunch of us decided to give “barefoot bowls” a try, which is a pretty popular pastime for all ages in Australia. We headed to the local Manly Bowls Club, and it turned out to be a lot of fun. The fact that lawn bowling clubs in Australia are the cheapest place around to enjoy a cold pitcher of beer might have had something to

Duncan Gillespie co-founded the Vancouver Leisure Society. photo Fred Lee do with it too. Best part of the game? We love the social aspect; the friendly competition comes second. It’s a casual game, and a great excuse to

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that we could organize Lawn Summer Nights—a lawn bowling fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis Canada. Did positions for all 40 teams fill up quickly? I feel like the social conscience of the millennial generation is only growing stronger these days. A lot of young people are hungry to do something for a good cause, but finding that chance isn’t always easy. Our event offers a great opportunity for people in their twenties and early thirties to get involved in a worthy cause, and have a lot of fun while they do it. How did you convince a Lawn Bowling club to open its doors? Granville Park Lawn Bowling Club has been so welcoming to us, and we’ve had a lot of kudos from the bowls community for introducing some new blood to the game. The Kerrisdale Club even offered us their bowls so that we had enough for the event. We definitely do things a bit differently, and I’m glad they’ve been so open to it. I think the more progressive clubs like Granville Park will be successful in attracting the next generation.

What is your personal connection to CF? Supporting Cystic Fibrosis Canada was an easy choice for me. CF is a terrible disease that cuts far too many lives short. This month I lost a second close friend to CF, and it was a strong (and very emotional) reminder for why we do the event. Both Eva and Rachel died before the age of 26. I’m 27, and have to be grateful for the health I’ve been given. That’s why we do this event. Biggest setback? Losing the two people with CF who I cared about the most. I really hoped that we’d be able to make a difference before their time came, but the reality of a life-shortening disease is that you don’t have much time. The bright side is that through this work I’ve met so many other amazing people who are impacted by CF, and if anything my motivation to keep building this event has grown even stronger. One thing you’d change about the world? Make “CF” stand for Cure Found.



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hang out with friends in the sunshine. Most challenging? None of the 200 people at our Vancouver event are experienced bowlers, so I’m sure we had a number of challenges. But I think it would take my fingers and toes to count the number of times I heard “wait, the balls aren’t round?” Getting used to the curl is probably the toughest part. How did Vancouver Leisure Society come about? We had so much fun lawn bowling that day in Sydney and wanted to bring the experience back to Vancouver. We also saw it as a great way to get old and new friends together. Philip Lyall, co-director/producer of the documentary 65 Red Roses, and a good friend of mine was also with us in Sydney that day. He had brought a rough cut of the film with him, which follows our friend Eva Markvoort through her struggles living with cystic fibrosis (CF), and the months surrounding her double-lung transplant. After watching the film that night, the inspiration was clear. As soon as we returned to Vancouver, we started the not-for-profit VLS so


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BETWEEN NOSTALGIA FOR A GOLDEN PAST AND ANTICIPATION FOR A BETTER FUTURE LIES THE FULSOME PRESENT—THE REALIZED DREAMS OF YESTERDAY AND THE MEMORIES OF TOMORROW. In spite of my best efforts, my sons have won enough awards to fill their own boxes. Nevertheless, I’ve reminded them that life may seem unfair and they may be disappointed when they don’t get what they have expected. The mismatch between our expectations of life and what it delivers is a source of frustration and unhappiness. When our life plans are sabotaged by accidents, bad luck, illness or relationship crises, we can be devastated. We react with anxiety (due to our loss of control), frustration (by the obstacles in our way and a sense of injustice) and sadness (with the loss of hope for our imagined future). But that is the nature of

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Turn glut of vegetables into roasted tostadas lindawatts If you have a vegetable garden or have gone a little crazy at your local grocer or farm market, you’re most likely looking for different ways to use summer produce. Look no further. Here are a couple of recipes, adapted from the cookbook Every Day Food: Great Food Fast (Martha Stewart Omnimedia, Inc., 2007), that use the seasonal glut of zucchini, sweet peppers, tomatoes, and any other veggie you have on hand that would taste good roasted. For those of us who have a grill or barbecue on hand, by all means go ahead and put it to work. I’ve included a grilling option. Be sure to make the fresh salsa recipe to accompany the crisp tostadas. I rarely prepare my own salsa, but after tasting this recipe I’m hooked. I don’t think I’ll ever go back to storebought. Roasted or Grilled Summer Vegetable Tostadas Serves 4 • What You Need: 3 medium zucchini, trimmed and cut into half inch width pieces (about 1.5 pounds) 3 large sweet peppers, cored, seeded and cut into half-inch width pieces A half medium red onion, cut into 1-inch wedges 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for grates if grilling salt and pepper to taste 4 medium-sized flour tortillas 4 ounces feta or goat cheese, crumbled (about 1 cup) 1 lime, cut length-wise into quarters (optional) basil for garnish (optional)

Add fresh salsa to tostadas for an extra refreshing taste. photo Linda Watts • What To Do: In a large bowl, toss zucchini, peppers and onions with three tablespoons of olive oil. Season well with salt and pepper. Lightly brush both sides of tortillas with remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Set aside. To roast vegetables, preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Place zucchini, peppers and onion on a large rimmed baking sheet and roast for 20 to 25 minutes, or until golden and slightly caramelized. (Hint: to get this effect don’t crowd vegetables on the sheet or toss them around too much while cooking.) In a medium, non-stick skillet, toast tortillas over medium heat for one minute on each side or until golden. If grilling, heat the grill to medium-high and lightly oil the grates. Working in batches, grill veggies until tender and lightly browned. Total cooking time is about eight minutes. Turn once during cooking process to ensure both sides are evenly grilled. Set aside. Grill tortillas for a total of two minutes turning frequently to prevent burning. Immediately pile roasted or grilled veggies on top of

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The roar of the crowd, the fist pumps, the legendary shots, the sun on your face, the worldclass players: it’s all part of the spectator experience. At the CN Canadian Women’s Open, crowds have a chance to see the world’s best female golfers challenge for Canada’s National Women’s Open Championship. Atthisyear’sCNCanadianWomen’s Open, spectators will have a chance to not only experience the thrill of watching professional golf from the sidelines, but they will also be able to partake in various activities in the CN Spectator Village. Some options will include hitting nets where professionals will provide tips and email you a video of your swing, a CN Future Links Junior Skills Challenge tent with a golf simulator, an autograph tent, and a Golf Canada tent where you will have the opportunity to take a photo with the CN Canadian Women’s Open trophy. “The CN Canadian Women’s Open is a great event for spectators,

with various activities to keep the public entertained and great chances to get up close to some of the world’s best female golfers,” said Sean Van Kesteren, Tournament Director of the CN Canadian Women’s Open. “We always have a great turn out and this year should be no different, especially since it’s being hosted at such a legendary club.” This year’s CN Canadian Women’s Open will take place at Vancouver Golf Club in Coquitlam, B.C., which is no stranger to this championship, having hosted the Canadian Women’s Open in both 1988 and 1991. Since 1910, the H.T. Gardner-

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Former planners look to widen Vancouver streets for housing Mike Howell Staff writer Back in the 1990s when Christina DeMarco worked as a planner at city hall, she and fellow planner Ted Sebastian got an idea while cycling to work. What if, they thought, the city cut 66-foot wide side streets in half to create 33-foot lots on which to build affordable housing? After all, there was virtually no traffic on more than 40 of the north-south streets they crossed, even in areas populated by apartments. If the idea was employed in single-family zones, they estimated anywhere from 10,000 to 20,000 units of housing could be built. Alas, the idea never got any traction at city hall. Now there’s a chance the idea could become part of Mayor Gregor Robertson’s strategy to get affordable housing built in this city. “It’s a great idea that has been bouncing around for some years—and given the affordability crisis—I think there’s a need to explore this further,” Robertson told the Courier Wednesday. DeMarco, Sebastian and Charles Dobson of Emily Carr University of Art and Design submitted their admittedly simple idea to a city hall-sponsored competition and won the category for vibrant public neighbourhoods. A jury composed of members of the mayor’s task force on housing affordability coupled with votes

Former city planners Ted Sebastian and Christina DeMarco at the intersection of Carnarvon and photo Dan Toulgoet West 15th Avenue where they think more housing can be built. received online by the public selected the trio’s entry. Winners of three categories were announced Tuesday. “Having lived in lots of other cities around the world, I was really surprised by the amount of under utilized road space in the city,” said DeMarco, the former manager of regional development for Metro Vancouver. “There’s

requiring a prepaid land lease. New residents would not need to pay the significant borrowing costs required for a prepaid lease on the land portion of the home. DeMarco said an endowment fund could be established from the lease payments and used to support affordable housing and improvements to neighbourhoods such as repairs to playing

much better ways to use the space without interfering with traffic and parking.” DeMarco and her team propose building different forms of housing, including row houses and duplexes, on the converted strips of land with each lot leased rather than sold. The city could charge an annual or monthly leasing fee rather than



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1. Celebrating Japanese culture and community in Vancouver, the 36th annual Powell Street Festival runs Aug. 4 to 5 in various Downtown Eastside locations and features live music, theatre, food, film, martial arts demonstrations, walking tours and visual arts. On Aug. 4, 8 p.m., the festival presents Triple Threat, featuring jazz pianist/vocalist Emi Meyer, folk singer Ana Miura, and local theatre favourite Maiko Bae Yamamoto and singer-songwriter Veda Hille performing something called Veda Hille’s Karate Theatre of Earth. We’re already intrigued. It all goes at the World Arts Centre at the Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (149 West Hastings). Tickets at or at door. More info at 2. Guns! Beauty pageant queens! Mexican drug cartels! Gerardo Naranjo’s acclaimed thriller Miss Bala has it all. Loosely based on the true story of a Mexican beauty pageant winner who gets caught up in the country’s bulletstrewn drug wars, Miss Bala screens Aug. 3 to 9 at Vancity Theatre. For show times and more information, call 604-683-FILM (3456) or go to 3. Austin, Texas rock outfit White Denim brings the spazz to the Biltmore, Aug. 6, for an evening of sweaty garage punk, psychedelic rock and sun-baked southern jams. Oh yeah, and singer/guitarist James Petralli is the son of former Major League Baseball catcher Geno Petralli. So they’ve got that going for them. Ford Pier Vengeance Trio opens. Tickets at Red Cat, Zulu or


4. It’s the wood that makes it good in the Other Guys Theatre Company’s production of Good Timber: Songs & Stories of the Western Logger. Based on the logger poetry of Robert E. Swanson, known as the “Bard of the Woods,” Good Timber tells B.C.’s colourful forestry history through song Aug. 7 to 19 at the Firehall Arts Centre. For tickets and more information, call 604-689-0926 or go to

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The Olympic watchers at K&K have noticed a common thread to the Summer Games broadcasts we’ve seen on television so far—or more accurately a lack of threads. Simply put, there’s a lot of beach volleyball on TV. It doesn’t take a gender studies prof to tell us that a big part of the appeal of beach volleyball is the skimpy attire worn by some of the female teams. Don’t get us wrong, anyone who makes it into the Olympics playing beach volleyball is an elite athlete who’s worked their tight, sun-baked cinnamon buns off to get there and we realize bikinis are part of going to the beach, especially when that beach is artificially created in the middle of London. But why is there indoor volleyball and beach volleyball in the Olympics when there’s no outdoor three-on-three basketball or other variations of Olympic sports if not for the ratings-grabbing sex appeal of beach volleyball. We can’t think of any other sport in the Olympics where the uniforms or lack thereof generate so much discussion and ogling spectators. All of which got us thinking. Maybe there should be more events where athletes wear next to nothing to attract audiences and raise the profile of the sport. Imagine the attention men’s shot-put would receive

if competitors were required to wear sumo-style loincloths? Or if weight lifters only wore a thin layer of chalk dust? We’ve never seen a handball match, but we’d be more inclined to if competitors wore retro-styled y-front gaunch. And how about making the race walk g-string mandatory since it really can’t look any more ridiculous. Seriously, let’s put the ham back into hammer throw and the cans back into canoe slalom. The balls are in your court, International Olympic Committee.

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As we were perusing the list of events at this week’s Vancouver Pride celebrations, we noticed an item that struck us as particularly unusual, which is saying something for Pride events: “Vancouver’s first-annual Foreskin Pride March.” Organized by the Vancouver-based Canadian Foreskin Awareness Project, which “promotes foreskin education, appreciation and stimulation, and advocates for the human right of all children to grow up with intact genitals,” the march includes a protest outside a doctor’s clinic that performs circumcisions, a demonstration outside the College of Physicians and Surgeons of B.C., a “Foreskin Pride Rally” and a “Foreskin 101


Seminar.” They even have a clever catchphrase: “The Revolution will not be circumcised.” By all accounts it should be an empowering, floppy good time. But it also strikes us as a little insane. No doubt there are those who will say that circumcision is insane, using words like “mutilation” and “harm” and “intact genitals,” which for some reason isn’t the name of a band, yet. But you know what, like 80 per cent of dudes born before 1980, there are members of K&K who’ve had their members altered, and we’re totally fine. We haven’t suffered emotional damage, any significant loss of sensation, or nightmares involving Darth Vader battling a pack of Shar Peis. In fact, some of us actually think losing the turtleneck looks better, which we realize is completely shallow, but we like to repeat it because it generates a lot of strangely impassioned letters to the editor. All we’re saying is go ahead, be proud of your foreskin, wave it around in the air like a set of old, leathery luggage, but let’s have some perspective and protest something that really matters like banning Crocs in public. k& Twitter: @KudosKvetches




Tap and Barrel goes local with beer and wine offerings

New room with a view taps into former Olympic Village The Hired Belly

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After our first foray to Tap and Barrel at the former Olympic Village (1 Athletes’ Way, 604-685-2223), we’re convinced that Daniel Frankel has a knack for being in the right place at the right time. And for nailing the Next Big Thing—wine on tap It was Frankel, a decade ago, who was the first to convince the park board that the time was right to depart from the traditional Stanley Park model of formal dining and allow him to open his Mill Marine Bistro, with a light menu and beer on tap in newly developed Coal Harbour. Now Frankel’s Daniel Group has pulled the wraps off his latest baby, which looks set to become the prime anchor for the Athletes’ Village development on False Creek’s southeast reach, and a surefire lure for lovers of local liquids. On the pubbish menu, they’ve everything from a delicious, giant pretzel with a trio of dips (including chipotle, peanut butter and bacon jelly, $8) to 7 oz. AAA Alberta beef burgers and made-to-order wood-stone fired “pies” (a.k.a. pizzas) made with freshly tossed dough and some creative twists—such as roasted pork belly and soft poached eggs ($16) or local wild mushrooms with arugula ($15).

Daniel Frankel’s newly opened Tap and Barrel at the former Olympic Village brings local beer and wine on tap, views of the photos Tim Pawsey city skyline and pub-friendly eats such as giant pretzels and made-to-order pizza “pies.” Also on offer, “drunken” mussels and some seriously out there tastes such as “sticky” yam fries with marshmallow fluff. Don’t knock it till you’ve tried it. “Ultimately, it’s all about comfort food kept simple with good ingredients,” says Frankel, who has tried to echo the local theme as much as possible. When he first looked at the post Olympic plans, the restaurateur says he wasn’t convinced. But five years later he’s shaped this latest exploit as his flagship, with another T&B planned for next spring at Jack Poole Plaza. On a warm summer night early in the week, the distinctive red chairs are much in demand on the spacious upstairs and downstairs patios, with their breathtaking vistas of the downtown skyline. Not to mention an array of efficient heaters to

ward of the West Coast chill. On the potables side, it’s all about B.C. On the lower level, taps (both beer and wine) are in abundance, with 24 craft beers ranging from the more esoteric, such as Crannog’s Gael’s Blood potato ale or Parallel 49’s Watermelon Witbier to Howe Sound’s well-hopped Devil’s Elbow IPA and Driftwood Farmhand Pale Ale. Upstairs, it’s all about wine, with the barrel theme more apparent, highlighted by 14 drops on tap—the largest offering of tap wines in the city to-date—with the likes of Okanagan Crushpad Gamay, a Laughing Stock Sauvignon Blanc, Blasted Church Hatfield’s Fuse and Clos du Soleil Rosé. Frankel says the inspiration to go big with wine on tap came from New York, where it’s been a reality for some time. Add to that the environmentally friendly aspect and the decision

to focus on quality Okanagan producers, and it’s easy to see why Tap and Barrel is enjoying such early success. The volume of wine and beer being poured has surprised even Frankel, who says he also never realized dragon boaters have such a formidable thirst for beer. Inside, the decor is cleverly “found” industrial, with all manner of reclaimed signs, cogs and pieces of mill equipment. Even the table legs are repurposed steel eye-beams while artwork from B.C. luminaries such as Chris Woods and Peter Kiss adorns the walls. The owner says it’s important for him to be first in the neighbourhood and he was gratified on the first day open to see new neighbours getting acquainted and putting tables together. “Because that,” as he says, “is what hospitality’s all about.”


Lawn Summer Nights founders Duncan Gillespie, Kimberley Bowie and Andrew Page helped raise $135,000 for cystic fibrosis research.


The Lawn Summer Nights fundraiser was inspired by the late Eva Markvoort, whose battle with CF ended in 2010 at the age of 25.

Fred Cancer survivor and motorcycle enthusiast Joanna Jagger suited up for Harley Davidson’s Rethink Breast Cancer benefit.


Emcee Nira Arora from The Beat FM rode in on a Harley for the inaugural Precious Metal party supporting breast cancer awareness.

Bowled over: Vancouver Leisure Society’s Lawn Summer Nights, a lawn bowling tourney sponsored by KPMG and benefitting Cystic Fibrosis Canada, raised a record $135,000. The event in honour of Eva Markvoort, a friend of the founders who passed away from CF in 2010, drew a record 40 teams and 160 cool kids to Granville Park Lawn Bowling Club. Raising awareness of the inherited lung disease, pretty twentysomethings chased a white jack and each other at the old Vancouver club, similar to Toronto’s Leaside Club. Not lost on any of the young players was the fact that almost half of those who die from CF are under the age of 26. Girls hog wild: Mixing fashion, music, food and ferocious fun, yours truly crashed Harley Davidson’s women-only Precious Metal shindig. Pretty in a pink pocket square, I made my way to False Creek’s Salt Building for the inaugural Rethink Breast Cancer soiree. Real Housewives of Vancouver’s Mary Zilba added star power to the girlie affair supporting breast cancer awareness and research. Men on top: Pride festivities kicked off at the Loden Hotel with a cocktail party benefiting the Dr. Peter Centre. Raining gorgeous men, a gaggle of A-list gays gathered a top the hotel’s penthouse for the martini mixer benefitting the West End HIV/AIDS care facility. Hear Fred Mondays 8:20 a.m. on CBC Radio’s The Early Edition AM690 and 88.1FM; email; Twitter: @FredAboutTown or

Real Housewives of Vancouver’s Mary Zilba added star power to the Precious Metal fundraiser in support of breast cancer awareness.

Ryan McKinley, Richard Graham, Kevin Mazzone and Gary Serra fronted the Dr. Peter Centre benefit at The Loden Hotel.

Designing women Amanda Haines, Jill Kivett, Sabrina Colella and Shalini Mitchell hosted Vancouver Home + Design Show’s preview party.

QB Travis Lulay tackled hunger, raising 22,000 pounds of food at Brian Collins’ Purolator-sponsored B.C. Lions Greater Vancouver Food Bank Drive.




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On Will Woods’ walking tour, you won’t hear about venerable town fathers or the architectural details of heritage buildings. Instead, you’ll be ushered into the seedy world of speakeasies, risqué cabarets and opium dens that characterized Vancouver’s prohibition era, from 1917 to 1921. “Men sitting round ramshackle wooden tables, drinking, playing cards, some men so drunk they’re just lying passed out on the floor,” says Woods on a tour last month, describing an underground drinking den. “Prostitutes lurking in the corners. These places were not for the faint of heart.” The 32-year-old tour guide has turned his passion for history into a profession. Starting at Holy Rosary Cathedral, Woods leads walking tours that delve into the some of the city’s more unsavoury history. It was a time when both the mafia and the mayor had a hand in one of the most profitable—and very illegal—businesses in town. To create his Forbidden Vancouver tour, which launched this May, the history buff spent hours in the Vancouver Public Library researching the city’s history. He also took acting lessons to learn how to spin a good yarn and make himself heard above the hubbub of city streets. “I figured if I was going to be leading a group of people and entertaining them and doing this in a theatrical way, I needed to get some experience,” says Woods. The theatrical character Woods has adopted is an out-of-work reporter who’s been kicked out of the newsroom for digging a little too deep. The

Will Woods leads groups on 90-minute excursions through Gastown and Chinatown to learn more about the city’s seedy past. 90-minute tour route winds its way through Gastown and Chinatown, making stops on street corners and in alleys and shop doorways. Using historical photographs to illustrate his stories, Woods paints a compelling portrait of B.C.’s grand experiment with banning liquor. Local history has always been a passion for Woods, but until this February it was only a hobby. That’s when Woods left his job at an accounting firm to start his small business. He was inspired by other walking tours such as Seattle’s Underground Tour and the Edinburgh ghost tour. “These are successful businesses but they’re a fabulous job, really entertaining and educating people about their cities,” Woods says. While his tours are now attended by a mix of tourists and locals, Woods

originally designed the content for Vancouverites. It’s not just something to do when your mother-in-law is in town—you’re guaranteed to learn something new about your own city, Woods says. The tour guide has also teamed up with Courier contributor Aaron Chapman to offer more noirish tours of Granville Street landmarks like the Penthouse, the Orpheum and the Vogue. Arsenal Pulp Press will publish Chapman’s book Liquor, Lust, and the Law: The Story of Vancouver’s Legendary Penthouse this fall. Forbidden Vancouver tours run Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evenings, departing from Cathedral Square opposite Cathedral Dunsmuir and Richards. For more information, visit










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Jude Law and Rachel Weisz share an angst-ridden moment in 360. back to the family flat in Bratislava. First time out, Mirkha is stood up by an Englishman on business (Jude Law) who is interrupted by boorish comrades and a call from his young daughter, pleading for a puppy. After the aborted encounter, he heads home to his wife (Weisz) who is trying—not very hard—to end her affair with a 25year-old Brazilian photographer (Juliano Cazarre). His indiscretion piques his longtime girlfriend (Maria Flor), who flies back home to Brazil seated beside an old man (Anthony Hopkins), who is heading to the U.S. to ID the body of a young woman who may be his daughter, long since missing. Then, jarringly, there’s a shift to Colorado, and the movie glides from social drama to thriller, with a newly released prisoner named Tyler (Ben Foster) and bad-girl decisions aplenty. (Don’t invite strange men to your hotel room! Didn’t your mother teach you anything?)

These are not all of the interconnected subplots in 360, just the most prominent. Others, such as a Parisian dentist’s unspoken feelings for his married hygienist are given only cursory consideration. It’s a shame, because this is one of the film’s most poignant vignettes. “What’s the purpose in life, if not to be a good man?” asks the dentist’s imam. A good mantra for the many characters wrestling with infidelity and its fallout. It’s all angst and angles, guilty looks reflected in mirrors and through camera lenses. The characters chat in German, French, Russian and English, but never really come to any sort of revelation. Anna, and her interaction with a Russian gangster’s henchman (Vladimir Vdovichenkov), comes closest. Meirelles’ 360 is a star-studded but ultimately soulless sojourn that reveals more about the struggles within present-day EU than of the citizens themselves. —Julie Crawford

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B.C. champions head to nationals for shot at World Series

Hastings is little league triple threat Megan Stewart

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The B.C. Little League champions from Hastings travel to Edmonton this weekend to contend for a Canadian title. The East Side club proved itself a baseball triple threat that can score, defend and pitch, racking up 100 runs while shutting out three teams and allowing only 14 runs in seven games at the provincial championship tournament last week in Trail. “There were a lot of highlights,” said Mike Mitzel, one of the all-star team’s three coaches. But it wasn’t perfect. Hastings dropped one game 7-6 to White Rock, the representative of rival Zone No. 3, and lost in the opening round robin to the team it would face again in the final. “We had to bounce back,” said Mitzel. “We didn’t have one of our better games. They were touted as being one of the favourite. I guess we were, too.” In their first meeting with White Rock, the Hastings little leaguers lacked intensity, said team manager Vito Bordignon. “We were very lacklustre, we didn’t have a lot of energy.” The loss didn’t come as a blow since Hastings had already secured a playoff spot. “We didn’t let it bother us,” said Bordignon. “We knew we were the better team but we didn’t show that on the field. The kids took it in stride.” In the final, Hastings proved Bordignon correct. It shut out the team that had previously scored seven runs and brought home 20 of its own runners, cleaning up in only four innings since the mercy rule was invoked because of the large margin. “The kids knew that if they lost, they’re out and the opportunity to go to the nationals was in jeopardy,” said Bordignon, noting tf they don’t travel to nationals, held Aug.

Mission accomplished

Canada’s best hope in the pool delivered Wednesday and brought home the country’s first ever medal in the men’s 100 metre freestyle. Brent Hayden won bronze in the thrilling sprint that was over in less than a minute. “It’s just unbelievable right now,” he told a CTV broadcast crew im-

Hastings Little League baseball team, with players aged 11-12, is off to Edmonton for the nationals. The winner of the six-team tournament goes to the World Series in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

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4 to 11 in the Alberta capital, they don’t have the chance to represent Canada at the Little League World Series in Williamsport, PA. “They came out swinging,” said the manager. “It was clinical. They just dissected them.” Hastings Little League wore the Maple Leaf in 2009 for the first time in the club’s history. The B.C. championship win started with a lead-off home run and Hastings scored nine more in the opening inning. Pitcher Cole Dalla-Zanna allowed only two hits in the win. “This team that we have in Hastings right now is kind of a special thing,” said Mitzel, trumpeting the natural talent and well-rounded abilities of the 11- and 12-year-old players. The team is a treat on defense, offence and from the mound, he said.

mediately after the race. “I couldn’t hold anything back in this. I’m never relaxed going into a race like this. I might look calm, but looks can be deceiving.” Bad luck in Athens eight years ago followed heartbreak in Beijing in 2008. He vowed London would be different. Still dripping, his breathing finally slow-

“If you’ve got kids who can throw the ball well, catch and hit well, what you’ve got yourself is almost like a three-pronged monster. Our kids have demonstrate that. We have very good pitching and we have very good defence. Of course, our bats are something to be considered, especially when every [batter] is strong, numbers one through nine.” Six Hastings batters crowded into the top 10 as the best of the tournament. They were led by Steven Moretto, Mitzel’s grandson and the son of a former B.C. Lion, who had 16 RBI off 16 hits and averaged .727 at bat. As a team, Hastings had 101 hits and 17 home runs. Its closest competitor, White Rock, recorded 72 and nine, respectively. On the mound, the numbers pointed to Dalla-Zanna and Ataru

ing down, the 2007 world champion said, “At the last 25 metre when it started to hurt, I thought: ‘Brent, this could be your last 100m free ever. Just go for it, man.” At the wall, Hayden, 28, trailed the leader by only 0.01 seconds. At the final touch, however, the American swimmer Nathan Adrian won gold in 47.52, instantly followed

Yamaguchi as the two best pitchers at the tournament. Dalla-Zanna recorded a 1.27 ERA. He allowed six hits, two runs and made two errors. He also had 18 strikeouts in 11 innings. He pitched in Hasting’s championship win. Yamaguchi pitched eight innings and allowed six hits and two runs for a 3.50 ERA. Despite the championship title and the favourable stats, Mitzel is downplaying the team’s reputation in advance of the Canadian tournament. Most teams are completely unknown to each other although box scores and data charts are available on regional tournament websites. He wants to maintain the element of surprise. “We like to be considered underdogs,” he said. Twitter: @MHStewart

by Australia’s James Magnussen in 47.53. Hayden, who trains in Vancouver at the University of B.C., came in third, finishing 0.28 seconds out of first with a time of 47.80. His best time, 47.27, a Canadian record he set in July 2009 at the World Aquatics Championships in Italy, would have won Olympic gold at these

London Summer Games. The swimmer from Mission thanked his hometown supporters and Marlins swim club as well as his fiancée, who he called “my lucky charm.” They will marry Aug. 19. The medal is Canada’s fourth bronze of the London Summer Games and fifth overall medal. Twitter: @MHStewart


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You Can Play message: ‘Gay athletes, straight athletes, teaming up for respect’

Canucks Malhotra to march in Pride Parade Jock and Jill

with Megan Stewart On Sunday, professional hockey player Manny Malhotra will be the first Canuck to walk in the Vancouver Pride Parade. He will join athletes with Western Canada’s only gay men’s hockey club, the Cutting Edges, and march under the banner of You Can Play, a prominent anti-homophobia campaign endorsed by hockey players such as Ryan Kesler, Steve Stamkos, Shea Weber and others. “I am excited to be a part of it, the fact that what it stands for: If you can play, you can play,” Malhotra said Wednesday afternoon. “I don’t feel race, religion, creed, age, sexual orientation should be a deciding factor on how you judge somebody, especially in sports where, personally, sports for me is designed to be all-inclusive to incorporate all people. I don’t think that any of those factors should segregate people from being a part of it.” Malhotra will join Patrick Burke, son of Toronto Maple Leafs general man-

ager Brian Burke, and the brother of Brendan Burke, a promising NHL talent scout who died in a car crash two years ago. Brendan was gay and as the first man associated with professional hockey to come out publicly was an advocate for tolerance in a macho environment that trades in aggression and trash talk. He quit his university hockey team because he worried his teammates would discover his sexual orientation and use it against him, according to a profile of his father in GQ magazine in 2010. He didn’t want to hear another gay slur in his own locker room. “I think a lot of young gay athletes find themselves leaving sports because they have trouble reconciling being an athlete and being gay,” said Terry Hutcheson, a Cutting Edges player and spokesman. Idolized sports stars and fan favourites such as Malhotra—who received a thunderous cheer when he returned to play for the Canucks during the Stanley Cup Final—yield incredible influence, said Hutcheson. “Just look at he reaction he got when he came back to play after his horrific eye injury in 2011. The fans of this city were just 100 per cent behind him.”

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Manny Malhotra will be first Vancouver Canuck to photo Jeff Vinnick walk in Pride Parade. Now those fans can support Malhotra, the Canucks and the You Can Play campaign message. Malhotra is the latest

to show his support. The Canucks franchise nominated him and he accepted. The club’s mascot, Fin, will also march in the

Pride Parade. “When I heard about the Burke family initiative, I thought it was an incredible step not only for hockey but sports in general,” said Malhotra, who credited his parents and upbringing in multicultural Mississauga, Ont. for his views. “You never judge a person based on their colour. You never judge a person on their religion, on their age and that rolls right into someone’s sexual orientation, [it] should not be an determining factor as to what you think of them or what they should be able to do in society.” Homosexuality remains a guarded, even taboo,

subject in professional sports, he said, but because of the glossy, widereaching campaign of You Can Play, Malhotra believes prejudice is giving way to acceptance. The final stop will bring indifference, he said. Malhotra meant indifference not as apathy or a lack of concern or a coldness of spirit and stifling of loyalty in the face of adversity. He meant it as indifferent to a player’s sexuality as a marker of skill. The indifferent answer to the question “Is he gay?” is this: “Can he put the puck in the net?” Twitter: @MHStewart

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Taste summer on a slow food bike tour Wheel Life with Kay Cahill

You can’t ask much more of a summer weekend than to spend the days out in beautiful countryside on your bike, enjoying the company of good friends while you pedal from farm to farm to sample fresh produce. This weekend I was lucky enough to do just that over two days on a slow food cycle tour, the first in Agassiz and the second in Chilliwack. The tours were organized by Slow Food Vancouver, and I can’t recommend them highly enough. The idea behind slow food cycling is to take a leisurely ride along an easy 25 kilometre route, stopping at farms along the way to meet the farmers, sample and purchase locally produced food and learn more about agriculture in the Fraser Valley. The tours cost $30 for two days or $20 for the Agassiz tour and $15 for a tour of Chilliwack. As well as your route map and access to all the farms, registration includes a shuttle that will take your purchases back to the start point where you can pick them up if you buy more than your bike will carry. We started our first day bright and early in Agassiz, stocking up on jars of fresh honey before we’d even left the start line. At our first stop, the Tasty Chicken Farm, we tried mini-Vietnamese subs, organic bar-

becue turkey and wonderfully refreshing minty lime juice. (We were also assisted by some friendly farm staff who went above and beyond the call of duty in helping us remove a damaged fender from a bike.) From there we rode on to taste slices of homemade pie at the Blackberry Lane B&B, lunch on unbelievably good grilled corn and garden veggie wraps at the Limbert Mountain Farm, and sample a whole range of cheeses and meet some friendly farm animals at Farmhouse Natural Cheeses. Our final stop was Canadian Hazelnut, where we bought hazelnut ice cream and rested under shady trees in the beautiful orchard. My only regret was that we were a little too leisurely and didn’t make it to all the stops on the tour. On our second day we set out to blue skies and a refreshing breeze. The Chilliwack leg felt quite different, with a wider variety of locations and more cycling between them. We visited Earth Works and learned about all-natural worm composting. We raced pedal quads and bounced on a giant inflatable pillow at the Chilliwack Corn Maze (so much fun!), cycled along beautiful riverside trails in the Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve, and explored the beautiful gardens and riots of wildflowers at Wagner’s Five Acre Farm. Lunch was provided by Greendale Pottery, which served delicious Angus beef sliders, kabobs and chilli at tables overlooking the valley while local musician Luan Phung serenaded incoming cyclists. We also sampled blackberry chipotle chick-

The idea behind slow food cycling is to take a leisurely ride along an easy route, stopping at farms along the way to learn more about agriculture in the Fraser Valley. en skewers at Wagner’s Farm, homemade lemonade and herbal iced tea at Greendale Herb & Vine, and finally, we sipped a selection of local wines at Willow Creek Farm. Once again we didn’t quite make it to all the stops, but that just gives us something to look forward to next time. The flat, open country roads were perfect for all levels of cyclists, and we saw many happy families with tiny riders on big wheels or cycling alongside on their own little bikes

in the sunshine. The variation in the farms, the cycling routes and the views gave each day a different atmosphere, which made both well worth doing. We finished up the ride sun-warmed, well-fed, well-exercised and in unanimous agreement that we’ll be back next year. Kay Cahill is a cyclist, librarian and outdoor enthusiast who believes that bikes are for life, not just for commuting. Read more at sidecut. ca, or contact Kay at

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$158,900. 1 BR Ground Corner Ste in quiet secured bldg. Fabulous loc, nr Blue Mnt Park & Lougheed mall, Update in/out with priv patio, Pets & rentals ok, 1103 Howie Ave. 604-619-3444


cont. on next page HIGHGATE RIDGE 1 level ground fl tnhse, 845sf 2br 2ba w/lge backyd $420K 604- 376-7652 see id5550

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: Delays, mistakes and indecision end midweek. Charge into social affairs – your popularity, hopes, and flirtatious situations get a new life, a second chance, for two more weeks. You might start a love affair! A wish will come true in these areas. Sunday p.m. to Tuesday accents crucial relationships – Monday’s best. Wednesday/ Thursday bring intimacy, financial opportunities – and consequential action in either area. Gentle love, far travel, cultural involvements arise late week. This is your zone of great luck to mid-2013: Saturday/ Sunday (August 11/12) are a significant beginning. Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Tuesday ends three weeks of delay and indecision, especially in career, VIP relations and prestige zones. These zones are now favoured, so push ahead, butter up VIPs, ask for more responsibility, etc. Abandon a crippled venture begun since July 14. In the weeks ahead, your work might involve government liaisons, management, administrative chores. Same period, avoid dark alleys and late clubs: you’re physically vulnerable. Wisdom, love, cultural and intellectual progress blesses you all month. The seeds of future success can be planted Saturday, in finances and intimacy – go! Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Past delays end, especially in moral, intellectual, far travel, cultural and love zones. For two weeks ahead, pursue these areas primarily – and confidently. Big relationship changes loom over the next ten months: you might marry (or divorce, if you’re presently unhappy). Contemplate these now, look ahead, and place them in the context of your whole life. Sunday afternoon to Tuesday brings beauty, romance, a creative or gambling mood. Tackle chores or purchase machinery Wednesday/Thursday – success very likely. Partnerships, competition face new beginnings late week: good!

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Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: The need to delay, to catch up with the past (and past obligations/ opportunities) now ends (Tuesday) especially in financial, debt, investment, sexual, intimate and health matters. March forward confidently in these areas for the next two weeks. Bosses and higher-ups are temperamental until late August, but your peers, including prospective lovers (when I say “opposite sex,” gays complain) treat you with a new affection and warmth until early September. So it evens out. A big work project has been gestating “secretly” for a month or more: it might birth/emerge late week. Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Recent delays, misunderstandings and barriers dissolve by midweek, especially in relationships, litigation, public dealings, negotiations, opportunities and relocation prospects. March forward in these areas, and in romance, love, creative and speculative projects. (One exception: DON’T proceed to litigation if you can avoid it. There would be lots of fees, little progress.) Your work scene becomes mildly lucky, co-workers affectionate. Talk, travel, paperwork early week. Home, rest, Wednesday/Thursday. Romance, beauty, pleasure – a winning streak – late week. Maybe new love! Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: Delays end now, Pisces, especially in work, machinery and health areas. March steadily ahead in these for the next two weeks. Money matters are sparked Sunday p.m. to Tuesday. Spend, earn, buy and sell – Monday’s best. Midweek brings paperwork, short trips, details, news and casual friends. Be curious, ask questions. Friday afternoon through Saturday accents home, security, nutrition, children, gardening and retirement plans. A small seed planted here (Saturday) will grow into something big over the next ten months. Continue to avoid impulsive action in finances and intimacy. • Reading: 604-560-1269



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New Westminster

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Condos/ Townhouses


OWNER SELLING Newly Reno 1236sf. 2BR & den, 2 baths, 7appls, pets ok, NWest concrete hi-rise. (#806 The Woodward) Direct secure access to Royal City Ctr Mall. $429,900 obo 778-238-1056, 604-271-0777, Kijiji ad: 385917090

6008-22 WOW, THIS beautiful townhome is located in the heart of Walnut Grove. GREAT VIEW facing a green space/trail the perfect area for pets, walkers and joggers alike! With over 2200sqft the VAULTED ceilings will amaze you, brand new laminate floors on the main, carpets, freshly painted and light fixtures. And get this, sellers will pay $2840 for new fridge/stove and a portion towards strata fees. Don’t miss this great opportunity at $389,900 Call: (778) 241-0101 email: judithwashingtonrealty #27- 20222 96 ave

NICOMECKL RIVER hiking trails nr this1279sf 2br 1.5ba tnhouse w/pool, $224,900 778-240-3699 see id5512

North Vancouver

LONSDALE & 4th, 180° Views Southwest corner condo, impeccable apt, updated quality concrete bldg. Modern comfort, all amens, $367Kobo, 604-980-3186

6008-48 NEWTON 723SF 1br ground level w/private entry, insuite laundry $139,900 604-984-8891 see id5546

Out of Province

3BED/2.5BTH TH #46-728 W 14th St NV. NEW PRICE! Rftp patio with fabulous mountain/city/water views. Built 2008, 2 parking, S/S apl, Ceasarstone. V951636. O/H Sun 2-4pm. $565,000 Call: 604-377-9906

Port Moody

NEWTON GROUND level 1240sf 3br 2ba tnhse, no stairs, priv backyd $199,900 604-948-5441 see id5554 1 BD top floor in Chilliwack granite counters, 9’ ceilings, stack w/d. elec f/p. Secure underground parking. $160,000. 604-795-7367



BLOWOUT PRICE like Venice lagoon lvl 935sf 2br 2ba insuite laundry $299,999 604-948-6805 see id5567


W.End/Down/ Yaletown

INLET & Mtn views, reno’d 928sf 2 br condo, insuite laundry rentals ok $228,500 604-936-7547 see id4642



IMMACULATE 2446SF 4br 4ba t/h. Incredible view, huge master br $424,900, 604-466-3175 see id5226

FORECLOSURE SALE Distress sale. Receive free list w/Pics $2 Mill and up. www.VancouverLuxury


S. Surrey/ White Rock

$10K BELOW assessment, 2br+ Den or 3br, 2ba 1083sf condo, Nr SFU $339,900 604-866-7326 see id5557

9558 NORTH View St. Chwk 2550 sq ft home 4 bdrm 3 bth with dbl garage in law suite/ revenue generator. Nice yard fenced. Shows new. $354,900. Call 604-855-3840 or 604-832-4200

ABBOTSFORD 35014 HIGH DRIVE 2400 sq.ft. 5 bed, 2.5 bath, incl. in-law suite. Private back yard. $390,000 obo. (250) 702-3415

LANGLEY [WILLOUGHBY] Now $577,000! neg. Open plan, granite, ss appl. vaulted ceil. 3 bdrm, 3 bath det. 604-721-4414 MLS Listing #: X2381132



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Condos/ Townhouses

In the Heart of Downtown! Open concept living. 2 BR, 2 bath unit, all appls., 2 balconies, new floors & paint. 1 parking, Exercise Centre, Restaurant, Wheelchair Access. Near shopping, transit & all amenities. Newly vacant, Move In Now. Ready, Quick Possession. $

Sigrid Erlends 604-833-4199


Sutton Group-West Realty

Houses - Sale Abbotsford

CENTRAL LOCATION ABBOTFORD Price Reduced ★$419,000★ 4 level split, 3 BR., 2 ½ baths, double att. garage, large dble. lot fully landscaped with large work/ garden shed. Updated throughout incl. oak floor and pot lights in the kitchen, new en suite, new window coverings, new paint inside and out, new roof and completed basement with wet bar plus intercom/radio system up and down. Great for medium to large family – lots of room to install pool or play area in the backyard. Good neighbors who have lived on this street for years – well looked after properties. $419,000 (this price includes all appliances) and some furniture negotiable. Please visit and key in #5458 to view the property. Call for appointment to view 604-855-7033 or 604-807-8441. For sale by owner. No realtors



UNIQUE LARGE Seymour River estate for sale, 5500 sf on 15,000 sf river property, a nature paradise 65 K rental income B&B. $ 1,655,000 Serious inquiries only.

BURNABY South; CORNER 8810sq ft lot 3 BR 1200sf home. $999,000. No agents. 604-439-7554


CULTUS LK gardener’s dream 1040 sf 2 br 1.5 ba rancher, a/c 50+ complex $68K 604-858-9301 see id5400

PARTIAL OCEAN view, 920sf 2br+den 2ba quiet condo, kids, pets ok. $310,000 778-294-2275 see id5575


6 BR, 3 up & 3 down in full suite, 2.5 baths, nice update, lam fl, new paint, west Abby, 7000 sqft lot. $359,900 604-825-3434

2BDRM/2BTH #308-10186-155 Street Move in ready! Designer colors, custom bar. Near transit, mall, park. $216,000 (604) 808-6847

EAST, STUNNING Mt Baker view 2850 sf 5br 3ba bungalow, mn flr Master, $454,900 250-656-0549 see id5456


North Delta

Open House Sun 2-4 7610 Barrymore Dr N Delta $599,000 Fab 3000+ sq.ft. Family Home in Royal York. DAN SKALNIK 604-377-7008 Coldwell Banker


North Vancouver

2490 CALEDONIA, North Van OPEN Sat 1-4pm, Sun 1-3:30pm or by appointment. One of the Best Views in Deep Cove - $1,390,000 Beautiful 3 bedroom cedar home with stunning, pristine 240 degree views over Deep Cove and 2 marinas. 3 floors on rare, landscaped 10,000 sq ft lot with stream. 350 sq ft deck. $2,100 mth luxury suite to help pay the mortgage. Steps to the forest trail, Deep Cove and just 20 mins to Downtown. Lovingly renovated Call Deanna 778-829-6993

5BDRM/3BTH 1880 Garden Avenue Wow! Fabulous 5 bedroom home in super central location! Nothing to do but move in! This lovely light filled home has been meticulously cared for + bonus mtg helper that brings $1450/mo Open 2-4 Sunday July 29th. $849,000 Call: (604) 802-1051

Port Coquitlam

3BDRM/1.5BTH, 747 Chelsea Ave, PoCo. Newly renovated. Tara Caldwell RE/MAX All Points 604-328-8127 OPEN HOUSE Sundays 1-3PM 9420 Woodbine St, Chilliwack 45+ Rancher in Quiet Gated Community, 2 BR, 2 f/bath, all appls, 1200sf, dble garage, maint free yard, strata fee $136mo. REDUCED $224,900. Motivated. 1 604 625-3498

6020-08 PARTIAL OCEAN view, large 1270 sf. 2 br + den 2 ba in a +45 building $295,000. 778-809-0769 see id5574

OFFERED AT assessed value 1000sf 3br 2ba home on huge 10,000sf lot $414K 778-859-0717 see id4272

OWN THE Land, 1092sf 2br rancher style mobile $185K 604-824-7803 kids OK, see id5541

No Equity? Expired Listing? Penalty? We Take Over Payments! No Fees!


968 CRYSTAL Court, Coq. $848,800. 5 BR, 5 Bath, 3 Kitchen 3600 + sq ft. Over 100K Spent in Quality Renos! Must see! ADAM LLOYD 604.526.2888 Re/Max Rlty.


Difficulty Making Payments? / 604-786-4663


CHILLIWACK LK 1250sf rancher w/guest cabin, .5 ac lot, 2km to lake, pool $360K 604-824-5687 see id5561

●DIFFICULTY SELLING?● VIEWS! 3BD/2.5BTH Top W Vancover Location, Lifestyle, Kitchen, Cherrywood Floor, Like New, Just Gorgeous $1,599,000. Interlink Realty (778) 882-8381



Real Estate

★ WE BUY HOMES ★ Damaged Homes! Pretty Homes! Any Condition! No Fees! No Risk! Quick Cash! Convenient! Private! (604)- 657-9422

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BELOW ASSESSMENT 1280sf 3br 1.5ba ½ duplex, large 4480 sf lot $232,900 604-792-9287 see id5511


HUGE 2650SF 4br 3.5ba 2 yr old 3 level tnhse, double sxs garage rec room $649,500 604-560-4109 see id5555


Open Sunday • 2-4pm • ELECTRIC AVENUE! 7th Floor, 933 Hornby St., Vancouver

THOM CREEK Ranch - House for Sale By Owner. In Chilliwack’s premier retirement complex. 2090 sq ft finished plus 294 unfinished ready to model. In the top row with superb, unspoilable views of the City, mountains and way beyond. Excellent Clubhouse. Friendly neighbours $440,000 negotiable. No HST. 604-824-1892

VIEW AMONG BEST & endures! Rare 19th flr sub-pent sw corner! 1br L-Lons $399K? 604-984-7111

Lower Londsdale, Spacious BR, S.West corner, 180° Views, modern, comfort, 4blks to Seabus, updated concrete bldg. $367K, obo Info 604-980-3186

CLOVERDALE UPDATED 696sf 1br condo, private yard insuite laundry $99,500 604-341-9257 see id5500

GREAT Family Home. South facing 3861 sq ft custom home on a 6028 sq ft lot in Fleetwood/Tynehead, Surrey. One owner, built in 2001. 6 bedrooms, study, 3 1/2 bathrooms, maple kitchen. Master bedroom has a large walk-in closet, soaker tub, and mountain views. Nice neutral colours, bright and light throughout. Sweeping, double sided staircase. Basement suite has 2 bedrooms, dishwasher, maple kitchen, laundry, separate entry and a large games/media room, or possible 3rd bedroom. Landscaped garden, large private back yard, covered patio, hot tub, cedar deck. Primary school is a 5 minute walk, Surrey Sports & Leisure Centre is a 2 min drive. $699,800 Call 778-227-6253

2BDRM/2BTH, $274,900 38 19797-64 Ave, LANGLEY Superb location updated upper end unit townhome w/vinylplank flr, bths, appls, paint, new roof. 2 sundecks, s/s+intrcm, garage. 604-533-6652

EXECUTIVE LIVING gated 1864sf 4bedroom 2.5bath, main floor master bedroom, 19+ adult complex $568,900 604-575-7636 see id5552

For information

REAL DEPARTURE Bay-No steep stairs on cliff front. Just 2 blks to sandy, usable beach. 8 min to ferry, shopping closer. 2,600 sq ft, 2 bdrm suite, active views, 3 full baths, sep. laundries. Oversize corner lot w/ access to RV pad behind house. $439,000. Drive by 2895 Fairbanks (cnr Bay St.) Nanaimo. View by appointment. 250-585-1111, 250-729-7420

1-888-99-MARIN x5403

For Sale by Owner



50% OFF OCEANFRONT CONDOS! 2BR/2BA was $700K, Now $399,900 Acquired from Bank 1hr from Vancouver. Across the bay from White Rock

SENIOR’S ALERT 1200sf 2br 2ba upper level tnhouse w/chairlift $239K 604-951-7738 see id5547

WALNUT GROVE quiet 1311sf 3br 1.5ba w/private back yard $297,800 778-565-5082 see id5539


SENIOR’S ALERT beautifully updated 976sf 2nd fl 2br 2ba $208K 604-542-0233 +55 bldg see id5527



Maple Ridge/ Pitt Mead.

GUILDFORD, 1584SF 3br 3ba private byard w/hot tub, indoor pool $239,900 604-581-0419 see id5558

For Sale by Owner


S. Surrey/ White Rock

Langley/ Aldergrove

LIKE NEW beautiful 1536sf 3br 2.5ba 1 owner end unit 6 yr old townhome $329K 604-833-4246 see id5549



Dreaming of a New Home?


COQ WEST 9056sf lot, 4 BR, 2100 sf home, asking 1.02million. No agents. 604-728-5063

Check the Real estate section.

To advertise call 604-630-3300


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CHIMNEY HTS like new 4100sf 8br 6ba w/main floor bedroom, 2 suites, $659K 604-441-9652 see id5563

CLAYTON IMMACULATE 3523 sf 5br 3.5ba w/bsmt suite across from park $648K 604-575-7636 see id5551

CLOVERDALE 3765SF 4br 3.5ba, on quiet cul-de-sac, suite potential in basement, $575K 604-619-0603. See: id5559

CLOVERDALE 3850SF 6br 5ba 3lvl 2/suite potential on 1/2ac GD lot, $849,900 778-549-2056 see id5564


West Vancouver

1118 Hillside Road, West Vancouver (British Properties) Luxurious new 7978sqft 7 bdrm VIEW home in prestigious British Properties. Open plan, h/w floors, huge master, theatre, wet bar, pool, hot tub, Smart wired/Control 4. Too much to list! $7,588,000. Call Nicole: (778) 867-7243


Other Areas BC

5BDRM/3BTH 1880 Garden Avenue Wow! Fabulous 5 Bed 3 bath house in much sought after Pemberton! Steps to shops, restaurants, transit, great schools and only minutes to the waterfront and downtown! The gorgeous light filled home boasts a tranquil garden oasis in the front and a huge Sundeck in the back with parking for 4 cars! Great bonus of the 2 bedroom mtg helper that brings $1450 makes this home truly affordable! First open July 14th and 15th Saturday and Sunday 2-4! Hurry this won’t last long! $849,000. Call: (604) 802-1051 email:


Lots & Acreage

Industrial/ Commercial

PRINCETON, BC 15.78 acres Panoramic views, hydro, well, pumphouse, & septic installed. $384,900. 1-250-295-1811

SURREY TYNEHEAD 1ac dev. ppty into 5.5 lots starting Jan 2013, $1,499,000 604-951-8777 see id5566

LANGLEY NR town fully reno’d 2474sf home on 5ac ppty, bsmt suite $1,270,000 604-825-3966 see id5582


Mobile Homes

ABBOTSFORD 1100SF 2br 2ba double wide, must be moved off site $48K OBO 604-850-6498 see id5315


Okanagen/ Interior

EXCEPTIONAL LAKEVIEW Lots from $140,000. Nice trees. No time limit to build. Owner wants to retire. Will carry financing. Also: 1 spectacular 3 acre parcel $390,000. 1-250-558-7888

GUILDFORD MAGNIFICENT 4952sf 10br 6.5ba back on creek, main floor master br, $789K 604-581-5541 see: id5506 HOUSE ON 1/2 acre lot, rented, 13690 Bentley Road, good investment. $750K 604-324-0655

COMMERCIAL/RESIDENTIAL 2300sf home w/suite above 3 Comm units $985K 604-882-6788 see id5533



Out Of Town Property


Vancouver East Side

VANCOUVER LOT w/house, Killarney area, oil tank removed, clear title, quick closing, minutes to all amenities, 10 minutes to downtown, Call 604-317-0604 CEDAR HILLS 2140sf 5br 2ba w/bsmt suite, huge 7200sf lot, updates, $549K 778-320-7506 see id5568



Lots & Acreage

1.6 ACRE OCEAN VIEW PROPERTY, in Town, Sointula, Malcolm Island, N.Vanc Island. Assessed $132,000, Sell $129,500. 5 pm 604-628-4592

COZY 2 bdrm on 10 acres in Lone Butte, barn, 2 car garage, new, no steps, complete reno, oak beams in L/R, large deck, drilled well, outbuildings. Close to Horse, Watch and Green Lakes. $278,000. Call 604-467-7144 or 604-250-1668

CRANBROOK 2060SF 4br 3ba reno’d home w/side suite on 2 lots $239,900 778-887-4530 see id5304

IS IT TIME? Think of moving away from the City? Here is a 20 acre property with 1km of salmon creek, an orchard, greenhouse, garden, all within the Comox Valley City limits. Small and lovely 2 bdrm house, self contained cottage, studio, workshop & chicken coop. Meander along the many trails, sit by the pond, walk to the ocean. Much loved land but time to pass it on. $778,000. Agents welcome, finders fee. For more info

NANAIMO, OCEAN View 1283sf 3br 2ba 4yr old home on .11 ac lot $339,900 604-308-8266 see id5556


Out Of Town Property


Vancouver East Side

MOVING INTO VANCOUVER? 104-2600 E 49th Ave. $312,500. 2 BR, 845 sf Great loc, nr bus/ shops Pat Ginn, Sutton Call for further details 604-220-9188 or email OPEN HOUSE Sat/Sun May 12 & 13th, 10am - 2pm, 2396 East 39th Ave. 50x140 lot, 1,050 sqft bungalow, asking $1.2 mllion.

LANGLEY WALNUT Grove 10ac Subdividable,w/4400sf 3br 4ba home $1,295,000 604-961-8878 see id5569


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Summer get Away or Year Round Living. 1996-30 ft. Corsair 5th Wheel. #20 in South Valley RV Park, 7th Ave. across from Christie Park on Skaha Lake. Steps to beach. Great lot, lease $359/mth. R.V. $15,900 Call: 778.867.8735

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Private Sale – Rancher with Full Basement


Real Estate Investment

90FT WATERFRONT, Sointula Guest Beach House Malcolm Is. N. Vanc Is. 2 BR, water, sewer, hydro. $229K. 604-628-4592

ALDERGROVE SXS DUPLEX 65K below assessment. $3K/mo rent income $545K 604-807-6565 see id3428 Ocean Front Lux Contemp. private home on 2.73 AcresQuadra Island. 250-884-0000

Unique 4400 sq. ft. custom built fully finished rancher on 1/2 acre GD in Cloverdale overlooking Langley City. Stunning view of Mt. Baker, Golden Ears. 5 bedrooms, large rec room, LR, DR, family room, den/office. Great home to care for elderly parent or mobility challenged. Close to four bus routes. Many recent upgrades. Manicured yard and well-kept gardens with variety of trees, roses, shrubs. Possible zoning for B&B, Homestay revenue. $969,000. For more info or to tour home contact:

CWK 2 BR, 1 bath. 1 car garage crn lot, fenced yrd, new reno, free hold $149,900. 1-360-637-8442 ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★ Exclusive & Private Lake Shore Cottage, for all info: $329,000 ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★

GET AWAY or Permanent Living close to Manning Park Community, wilderness & rec, 3 BR, 1.5ba, 6appls, sleeps 12+, $250K by owner, 604-795-3663

LOT & Trailer. This little gem is located 120 miles from Van, pool - C.H, hiking, fishing, history of 1860’s gold rush. Caretaker, maint $775/yr, $40,000 firm. Lot 33 - 30860 Trans Canada Hwy Yale BC. Ph 1-604-792-6764

$537,500 USD Take advantage of the Depressed U.S. Housing Market! * 2,750 sqft./ on .95 acres* * 4 Bedrooms * 3.25 Bathrooms * Oversized 2 Car Garage * Carport & Outbuilding * Drive onto Beautiful Samish Island, just North of Anacortes, Wa., to this custom Craftsman home with 25 feet of waterfront with adjacent road access. Park like setting. Two level exotic wood deck with views of Padilla Bay. Master with high ceilings, walk in closet, attached bath and solid Carerra marble surfaces. Bonus room upstairs. Extensive hardwoods, solid fir doors, walkin pantry, plenty of indoor storage, maple cabinets. For more information pls call:

9418 Marshall Rd, Bow, WA


TRIPLEX- SOINTULA B&B Guest House, Malcolm Island, N.Vancouver Island. New reno, on view half acre. cost $900,000, sell $525,000. 5pm 604-628-4592

SPECTACULAR ISLAND VIEWS (10) San Juan Islands, Anacortes - Biz Pt. $899,000 USD 4,100 sq.ft. on .5 acres, 5 br with in-suite bath, oversized 4 car garage 38’ long x 16’ High RV garage. Custom home ICF exterior walls, geothermal heat system. MLS# 313575 Alan Weeks 3688 Birch Way, Anacortes, ZIP 98221-8440 (425)691-9515


HOPE, PRICE reduced, large 2376sf 3br + den 3.5ba on .23 acre lot $319,900 604-869-7554 see id4889

MEXICO SAN CARLOS Beautiful Executive retirement home 5 hrs from Arizona! 3000sf incls sep guest hse. $229k 604-364-6441


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OCEAN FRONT Porteau Cove 2 yr old 1600sf 3br 2.5ba 15min from W Van $799K 778-998-9141 see id5424

Recreation Property

3 BR, lrg kitchen/lving room, 1300sf seasonal, Gambier Isl. Sea Ranch $325K 604-266-6191

HAWAII, 3 acres of land, $25,000, Cash to me. (Depressed price). Gwen 604-732-7383


OPEN Sat & Sun 2-4pm 7636 Ships Point Rd FANNY BAY, VAN. ISLAND WATERFRONT HOME 90’ of waterfront with a stunning custom built home offering panoramic views of Baynes Sound over to Denman Isl. from every room. 90x170’ lot. Approx. 1500sq.ft. of beautiful architecture with 2 bdrm, 2 full baths & full basement for storage. MLS#316185 Virtual tour $669,000 Estate Sale Scampi Hirst Angell Hasman & Associates Realty. 604-728-6052


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Vancouver West Side

Prime Dunbar Location! 3853 West 38th Avenue, Vancouver

FABULOUS LOT! Same Owner for 47 Years!

5BDRM / 3BTH rarely available lot/house in Prime Quilchena area - 2049 W 28th Ave House needs lots of TLC. 60X120 lot. Steps away from Arbutus Club and Quilchena Park. Walk dis. to nice schools and Arbutus Shopping Center. A 3 yr old, 4315 sqft house next door was sold 4.4 million in 05/ 2011 w/ same lot size. $2.8 mill Call: (604) 232-0550

Recreation Property

PORT ALBERNI reno’d 2000 sf 5br 2 ba with 2 br basement suite 2 laundries $210K 604-542-1995 see id5537

TYNEHEAD 3800SF 5br 4.5ba executive home 12,077sf lot, with side suite, $879K 604-575-7311 see id5350 CHILLIWACK BUILD 5000sf Home, 10,742sf serviced flat bldg lot $279K 604-798-5050 see id5536


CULTUS LAKE beautiful year round RV site grt location, low fees, all ament., $117,500. 1-604-795-9785

LANGLEY RENO’D sxs duplex +1/2ac lot, rental income $2,200 /month $489,900 604-807-6565 see id3186

Robert & Nancy Chaney, (for sale by owners)

LIVE ON Mayne Island 2 lots,one Turn Key house all for $380.000, 250-539-5011 mayneislandhome/

Out Of Town Property


Move-in or build your dream home on this beautiful, quiet street. Close to the best schools, Pacific Spirit Park, shopping and transit. Value mostly in land, lot approx. 49’x138’. $

Sigrid Erlends 604-833-4199


Sutton Group-West Realty

BEST LAKE FRONT FROM VAN only 1 hr, nr Bellingham, 2,900 sft, 5 br, 4.5 bath, 18 yr old home. Beautiful low bank waterfront, $739,000. Call 604-734-1300

OK FALLS. 2 BR condo, top floor 1021 sf. Waterfront! View of lake! $299,999. Call 778-999-2473


LIVING ROOM Find it in the Real Estate Section. To advertise call


Real Estate Investment

2154 York Ave, Vancouver

“Kits Apt Block”

12 suites, prime Kitsilano location. One block from Kits beach, penthouse suite with view, 50x125 apt zoned lot, prime location for future development. Truly a unique opportunity to invest in Kits. Hans or John Gust, Prudential United Realty 604-263-8800 •




Apartments & Condos


North Van Apt. Rentals

★ A BARGAIN ★ Lrg 2 br ocean view, $1195. 1 br $785, quiet bldg, incls heat, hw, prkg & cbl pet ok, Sept 1, 604-618-0412



2 BR lovely quiet end unit, 1506 W 68th, $1050 incls ht/hw, ns/np, avail now, 1 yr lse, 604-269-0030


Houses - Rent

33RD & Vic., bright, recently decorated, 2br main + 3rd in basement, f/s, 1800 sf, large yard, lease, nr bus, no pets $1545 604-431-9544

508 W39 Ave, house, 3B, 2.5BA, 2251sf, deck, lease, no pet, no smoking, $2,500, Sept 1, Eric 604-723-7368 (Royal Pacific Rlty) STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN ● No Qualification - Low Down ● CHILLIWACK - 9557 Williams, 3 Bdrm, 1 bath, Cozy HOUSE on

49’x171’lot, Exc Investment. $888/M RICHMOND - 8031 Ryan Rd, 3Br

WATER VIEW, 2801-1188 Quebec St, 3B, 2BA, 1928sf, balcony, 3 parking stalls, lease, no pet, no smoking, $4200, now, Eric 604-723-7368 (Royal Pacific Rlty)

Condo, Quiet, Spacious Top Flr, Cental, Convenient Area...$888/M Call Kristen today (604)786-4663


Miscellaneous Rentals

LRG CLEAN cement secure prkg space for 2cars, with lrg iron gate. 6589 Elliot St. 604-325-8304

6595 LANGARA GARDENS #101 - 621 W. 57th Ave, Van

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

Call 604-327-1178 Managed by Dodwell Strata Management Ltd.

Shared Accommodation


Vancouver East Side

Furn Rm in bsmt, shd kitchbath, $390 incl util/ph, ns/np, no drinkg or drugs, working fem/student, coin wd, Now, 604-879-4325


Suites/Partial Houses

1 BDRM bsmt ste nr UBC avail Now. Also 2 BR on main flr avail Sep 1, Kerrisdale nr UBC ns, np, 604-738-9258 or 604-230-5522 1 BR ground level suite, Sept 1. Newer renos, new appls, own entry, $750 incls cbl/utils, no wd, ns, np, 59/Windsor 778-893-2477 2 BR bsmt suite, 1033 E 39th Ave, own entry, quiet area, ns/np, $1250 avail now. 604-724-8078

VANCOUVER. Modern 1 & 2 BR. Collingwood Village. Steps to Joyce Skytrain. 1-888-830-4232

VANCOUVER - Modern suites at Fraser Pointe- Marine Drive. Great Views of Fraser River & Mtns. Studio, 1 & 2 BR in concrete high-rise. Pet Friendly (some conditions apply). 1-888-894-9452


Furnished Accommodation


Townhouses Rent

757 W42 Ave, 3B, 2BA, 1512sf, lease, no pet, no smoking, $2850, Avail Sept 1, Eric 604-723-7368 (Royal Pacific Realty)


Wanted To Rent


FURNISHED APTS/HOUSES req’d for Independent students, all schools. This is not Homestay! Scheduling home visits & booking for Aug/Sept starting now. BELL ACCOMMODATION SERVICES Apply online:; Questions: 604-971-3822


Warehouse/ Commercial

VAN WEST / Marpole lease short/long term, 1625sf, $12/sf triple net, concrete office/warehouse, Rand Ctr., 604-347-8893







RENOS • REPAIRS 9129 Shaughnessy St., Van.

MESSY HOUSE OR OFFICE? Don’t get Stressed! Call me for help! 604-945-0004

CEDAR WORKS • 778-882-0676 Fencing • Sundecks • Sheds Also: Painting & Handyman work. Over 10 years of experience!

CARPENTRY, PAINTING, renos, masonry, tile, decks, fences. BBB member. 604-732-0081

EURO. RELIABLE ENVIRO. Cleaning Service. Res/Office Call: (604) 500-2723

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

HANDYMAN - framing, decks, tiles, hardwood, drywall, re-roof. Total additions & basements. Ken 604-500-2426 or 604-455-0740


LIDIA’S EUROPEAN Cleaning. Res/Com. Specializing in detail cleaning. Bonded. 604-541-9255



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

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


A 1 Retaining Walls, Foundation, Stairs, Driveways, Patios, Sidewalks. Any concrete project. Free Est Bill 604-617-5813 Concrete Specialist. Garages, sidewalks, exposed aggregate & patios. Santino 778-892-5559

L & L CONCRETE. All types: Stamped, Repairs, Pressure Wash, Seal Larry 778-882-0098

L & L CONCRETE. All types: Stamped, Repairs, Pressure Wash, Seal Larry 778-882-0098




Complete Drywall Services! Textured Ceiling Specialist Quality Work Guaranteed! Call Steve 604-613-4861 VINCE’S MAGIC Drywalling & textured ceiling repairs. Bonded 604-307-2295 / 778-340-5208 Quality Drywall Finishing. Textured Ceilings & Repair. Renov Specialist. No job too small. 837-1785



Flooring/ Refinishing



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

# 1167 LIC. Bonded. BBB, lrg & sm jobs, expert trouble shooter, 25 yrs exp, low prices. 617-1774 A. LIC. ELECTRICIAN #19807 Semi-retired wants small jobs only. 604-689-1747, pgr 604-686-2319 A Lic’d. Electrician #30582. Rewiring & Reno, Appliance/ Plumbing. Rotor Rooter and Hydro Pressure Jetting Service, 778-998-9026 or 604-255-9026 Free Est / 24/7



Golden Hardwood & Laminate & Tiles. Prof install, refinishing, sanding & repairs. 778-858-7263 INSTALLATION REFINISHING, Sanding. Free est, great prices. Satisfaction guar. 604-518-7508


Glass Mirrors


HANDYMAN, reno, kitchen, bath, plumbing, countertop, flooring, painting, etc. Mic, 604-725-3127 THE HANDYMAN CAN Professional Home Services Big or small - we do them all Free Est. Sr.Disc. 604-340-4633



Store Fronts • Windows & Doors Broken Glass • Foggy Glass Patio Doors • Mirrors • Etc. 2837 Kingsway, Vancouver

Tel: 604-603-9655



“The Grass is Greener”

• New Lawn Installs • Replace Old Lawn • Lawn Drainage • Landscaping • Paving

NO HST! til Aug. 31

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

WCB – Fully Insured 100% Money Back Guarantee ACCREDITED BUSINESS

Edgemont Gutters. Sales & Install 5’’ continuous gutter, minor repairs, cleaning. 604-420-4800 Professional Powerwash Gutters cleaned & repaired Since 1984, 604-339-0949 Waters Home Maintenance Gutter Cleaning, repairs, windows Free estimate 604-738-6606



WEST SIDE HANDYMAN Carpentry • Painting • Ceramic Tiles Fences • Kitchens • Bathrooms Basement Suites • Roof • Plumbing Leak Repair • Decks Residential & Commercial 604


224-1005 604


604-723-2468; Tran Gardener. Lawns cutting, trimming, pruning, weeding, cleanups. Reliable. EXP. RELIABLE Gardener, yard clean up, new turf, pruning, planting, new soil, 604-783-2627 JIM’S MOWING 604-310-JIMS (5467) Ny Ton Gardening yard & lawn maint. trimming, shrubs, hedging, new grass, etc. 604-782-5288



MASONRY, Concrete & chimney jobs. BBB member 604-732-0081

Nick 220-5296 929-7732

8185 Able Boys Landscaping Ltd. bobcat, turf, cedar fence, paving stones, ashphalt 604-377-3107 Greenworx Redevelopment Inc. Hedges, Pavers, Ponds & Walls, Returfing, Demos, Drainage, Jackhammering. Old Pools Filled in, irrigation. 604.782.4322




• Oil Tank Removal • Work complies with city bylaws • Always fair & BC Mainland reasonable rates • Excellent references For Free Estimates Call

Off: 604-266-2120 Cell: 604-290-8592 Serving West Side since 1987

STORMWORKS OIL Tank Removal. Certified, Insured, Reasonable Rates. A+ BBB. 604-724-3670 TANKTECH Certified Oil Tank Removal & Remediation Specialists. res/com. Free est. 604-328-1234


• Fully Insured • References • Green Products • Small Repairs

Call Today!

604-338-2339 FREE ESTIMATES




• Exterior/Interior Projects • Written Warranty • Years of Experience • Fully Insured • WCB Covered Residential Specialists

1 to 3 Men


We accept Visa, Mastercard & Interac

Lawn & Garden



Licenced & Insured Local & Long Distance









Colin Malcolm, Insured


ENGLISH LAWNS: We install and replace. Drainage and Landscaping. Any size job. Nick 604-929-7732

Seniors Discount


Summer 10% OFF Special Exterior Repainting

B&Y MOVING Experienced Movers ~ 2 Men $55 ~

Over 10 yrs. Exp. • Licenced & Insured • Professional Piano Movers


Painting/ Wallpaper


Moving & Storage

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

Oil Tank Removal



Northwest Arboriculture

R’s Vinyl Windows Patio Doors, Entrance Doors, Weather Stripping, Free Est. 778-863-1944

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

Expert Pruning ISA By Certified Arborist Ornamental & Fruit Trees, Shrubs & Hedges

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

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

~ Any size job ~


(max. $400)

Lawn & Garden

MASONRY and REPAIRS •Stone Walls •Bricks •Chimneys •Slate Patio/Sidewalk •Fireplaces •Pavers •Landscaping. Concrete all work. George • 604-365-7672




SENIOR EXP’D GARDENER Pruning, Trimming, Landscaping 604-354-8382 or 604-879-6019



CONCRETE driveway, drainage, excavation, sidewalk, pavers, retaining walls landscape, backhoe & bobcat services 604-833-2103

Since 1989

Artistry of Hardwood Floors

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


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

Call 604-630-3300 to place your ad


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


Moonlight Electric. All Service Work; Renos, New Homes and Commercial. Lic’d. 778 321-2641

Houses - Rent

2BDRM/1.5BTH MODERN Heritage Home in Mission, BC. 100 yr old executive home fully modernized to high standard and energy efficient. Close to West Coast Express and downtown shopping and dining. Fully fenced yard, W/D, D/W included. Great storage. Covered patio. Office area. Minimal utilities. Avail Sept 1/12. Small Pets OK. $1,400 monthly. email:


LIC. ELECTRICIAN #37309 Commercial & residential renos & small jobs. 778-322-0934.

HOST FAMILY wanted. Please contact us at 604-688-1811 or e-mail:



Fancy Decks made with quality material. See our work at call Paul 604-787-7484

Wayne The Drywaller

SENIOR MAN needs 1 BR in Bby, NWest, PtMoody or Vanc area. Must have own washroom & meals prepared. 604 802-1005

$800 / 1br - Furn suite for temporary rental. 1 bdrm ground floor suite in a house near 61st and Main, until Sept 1st or 15th, 700 sf, Furn Contact Tracy 604.875.6354


Free Est. - 15 Years Exp. Insured /WCB


Magic Star Painting

Summer Specials 3 ROOMS $





Top Quality Quick Work Free Estimates

Experienced Movers with Affordable Rates! Starting $40/ hour FLAT RATE

Call Now: 780-6510


Quality Work You Can Trust!


• No Minimum • No Travel Time • Seniors Discount

Interior & Exterior ★ UNBEATABLE PRICES ★ Free Est. / Written Guarantee

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



B & Y MOVING Exp’d movers, 2 men $55. Over 10 yrs exp. Pianos welcome! 604-708-8850


Interior/Exterior Specialist BROTHERS MOVING & Delivery Local & Long Distance 604-720-0931 Best rates.

Many Years Experience Fully Insured Top Quality, Quick Work Free Estimate


Thinking of Renovating? Be sure to check the classifieds It’s full of local listings that can save you money


HOME SERVICES Painting/ Wallpaper



Renovations & Home Improvement




Since 1989 .com


Fully Insured 20 yrs. exp. • Free Est. Call 604INTERIOR & EXTERIOR SPECIALS 10% OFF



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

BBB Rating A+ Free Estimate 604-733-2865

ACCURATE PAINTING - Int & ext, new const. Good prices. 15+ yrs exp. Henry cell 604-754-9661 Andrew’s Painting & Wallpaper 25yrs exp. WCB/Ins. Refs Free Est, Reas. Rates! 604-785-5651 CUSTOM PAINTING 25yrs experience Call Malcolm 778-960-2532 DJ PAINTING, Int/Ext. Com/Res. Drywall repair. Free ests. Cell: 604-417-5917, 604-258-7300

❑ All Renovations ❑ All Home Repairs ❑ All Painting


9129 Shaughnessy St., Vancouver


Power Washing

LANDON’S PRESSURE WASHING Cleaning driveways & sidewalks. Free estimates. 604-649-8707


Renovations & Home Improvement


Renovations & Home Improvement

“Haul Anything ...

Concrete forming crew available for seismic const, planters, retaining walls. Call Patrick 218-3064

Dead Bodies” 604.220.JUNK (5865)


D & M RENOVATIONS, Flooring, tiling, finishing. Fully Insured. Top quality, quick work 604-724-3832


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

MCL CONSTRUCTION LTD. New Construction, Reno’s, Structural Repairs! WCB/Ins 604.925.0661 or 604.861.8145

Contracting Ltd

Residential & Commercial Renovations

Paving/Seal Coating



Design & Build Renovations 604.662.8150 ACCREDITED BUSINESS

B-Cheema Roofing All Types of Roofing & Repairs

Complete Plumbing & Drain Cleaning Services

Call Jim


7 Days A Week Seniors Discounts Small Repairs to Renovations Hot Water Tanks, Garburators Sinks, Faucets, Toilets, Bath Tubs Very Reasonable Rates Licensed Plumber and Gas Fitter

604.722.3600 Plywood Kitchen Cabinets & Refacing, Counter Tops • In business 50 years 604-879-9191

#3 - 8652 Joffre Ave, Burnaby

ROOFING/ RE-ROOFING Leak Repairs & Chimney Repairs

Superior Cove Tops & Cabinets

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



Plumbing Ltd Res - Com Professional Service FLAT RATE 7 DAYS/WK

604-551-8531 Honest Service Lic - Ins - Bonded

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



All types - Reroofs & Repairs Insured/WCB 778-288-8357 A1 CONTRACTING. Bsmt, bath, kitchen cabinets, tiling, painting & decks. Dhillon, 604-782-1936 ALLQUEST PAINTING Quality Work You Can Trust! 778 997-9582

Power Washing

POWERWASHING - Summer Special Call Tyler 778-386-3783

Carpentry, Tile, Drywall, Painting, Flooring. 29 yrs exp. Free Est. Brad ★ 604-535-2526

! Bankruptcy ! Repossessions ! Collections





Canam Roofing 778-881-1417 Residential roofing, new, reroofing & repairs. Peace of mind warranty.





2006 CHRYSLER Sebring TOURING (2.7L), 93,000kms. Fully loaded: auto, tilt/cruise, p/w, keyless entry, pwr. driver seat, a/c, etc. 75% front/rear brakes. No accidents / mint cond. $7,750 obo (Surrey) 604-715-7469

Collectibles & Classics 1976 THUNDERBIRD, 1 owner, no accidents, serious inquiries. only. Call 604-465-7997

1966 CADILLAC Eldorado all complete, no body rust, same owner last 15 years, heated garage kept. $16,500. 604-535-1942, 778-668-0432

1969 FORD Falcon Futura 302 auto, fully restored, immac paint & body, numerous high performance options. $13,500. Photos at Call 604-307-0201

Student Works

Disposal & Recycling Trips start at


B i n s f ro m 5 - 3 0 y a rd s a v a i l .

John 778-288-8009

10% OFF with this ad w w w.student

1976 MGB Roadster. British racing green colour. 4 speed. New top and carpet. Engine works well. $7,400. 604-591-8566

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

220-JUNK (5865)


'Haul anything...but dead bodies!!'

1985 MERCEDES 500 SEL, V8 , 4 dr, heat lthr frnt/rear, s/roof, grt cond, recent work, RARE must sell $3000. 604-910-1139

1981 FIREBIRD T-top 305 eng, auto, excellent cond. $7500 obo. More info call 604-924-1511

1992 FORD THUNDERBIRD Sports Coupe, 220hp, v8, auto, p/s, p/w/ am/fm cass, a/c, only 103k, good cond, $2450 obo. Peter 604-430-1773 (Burnaby)

2006 Ford Freestyle Ltd Black leather interior - 7 Pass. 114K kms. LOADED WITH OPTIONS. $12,500. Call 604-786-6001

2006 FORD Fusion, 73,000 km, 4 cyl, grt cond, 2nd owner $8800. 604-852-0533 * 778-241-3528

2008 CADILLAC Escalade EXT $39,888. (604) 626-4548 #30576

1996 MERCURY COUGAR XR7 Only 1 Owner! Sale by owner; Auto trans. Black ext/grey leather interior. Premium sound system, power locks, mirrors, windows & power driver/pass seats, alloy wheels, new tires. Aircared. Good condition. Runs very well. Daily driver. $2,750.00. New West. Email: Call: Kevin @ 604-765-5840

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


Stucco/Siding/ Exterior

COASTAL RESTORATION. Stucco, int & ext painting, leak repairs. 20 yrs exp. 604-789-3492 J. PEARCE STUCCO CONTRACTING. 604-761-6079


1986 CHRYSLER TC Woody Wagon, 1 owner, exc condition. $2500 firm. 604-534-2997

Tile & Stone

Kitchen & Bathroom Tile Renovation Specialists

2004 CHEVY Impala excl cond with a/c, dual air, 73,000kms, 32 mpg on highway, tow pkg incl. $5800 obo. 604-792-0530 Chwk 1989 JAGUAR XJS coupe, V12 159 K, pristine cond $7,500 obo. Priv sale, call Bob 604-986-8516

2004 CHRYSLER Crossfire by Mercedes, blk, loaded, immac, 53K, $14,900, 604 723-5288

Tonino 778-322-ETNA (3862) Est. 1978

A & Wes Tile top European quality Tile install custom bath-kitch 604-657-0343

PTV HOME RENOVATIONS Porcelain, Slate, Tile. Bath & Kitchens. Santo, 778-235-1772


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


1999 BENTLEY Arnage Stunning sapphire on cream interior. Quick 4.4L twin turbo. Non smoker, No accidents. Mint. Looks new! $49,900. Call 604-889-2525

Tree Services

DYNAMIC STUMP grinding, Specializing stump removal, prof affordable removals 778-840-9321

Window Cleaning

MASTERCRAFT ROOFING Ltd. Right the 1st time! Repairs, reroofing, garage, decks. Hart 322-5517

Edgemont Building Maintenance. Window & Gutter Cleaning, Power Washing. 604-420-4800

Samra Bros. Roofing Ltd. 40 yrs+ Cedar / Fiberglass / Torch On Free Estimates. 604-946-4333

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

2003 CADILLAC CTS, 53K, 4dr, white, auto, fully loaded, mint condition, $14,400 604-864-8199

1987 ROLLS ROYCE Silver Spirit, Blue, 1 owner, low miles, LIKE NEW, Asking $30,000. Langley. Ralph. 778-988-2055


1970 Jaguar E-TYPE In excellent shape and ready to go for sunny summertime driving. Too many upgrades to list. Pictures and invoices available. REDUCED - $64,000

Smarter Buyer. Better Car.

2006 LINCOLN LS, 1 owner 29,000K, garage kept, immac, loaded, dark wine colour ext, blk leather int, $16,900. Call 604 584-4704 or 778 228-2721

1993 PLYMOUTH Sundance 126 K, 4 dr, w/hatch, 2.2L, $2400 obo. Great 1st car 604-809-6353


Italian Artisans – Quality Work

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

2006 FORD E350, Box Van, 16ft, diesel, 77k, a/c, great working van, $16,500 Firm. 604-538-9257

jet, 2 dr cpe, reblt mtr, new brakes &lines & paint, $9,500 604-376-8363

Free Estimates


O.A.C. DL#61030

Get $1,000 Cash Back!

Commercial/Heavy Duty Trucks

1968 THUNDERBIRD 429 quadra

(min. $4800 job)

• Roofing & Roof Repairs • Duroid, Cedar, Torch-on • Moss Control, Removal & Prevention • Gutter Installation, Cleaning & Repairs


le? eed a VAutoehicLoan NGuaranteed Loan!

$450 Discount on any complete roofing project

drains, foundations, walls, membranes 604-618-2304/ 820-2187

Auto Finance



ALLEN ASPHALT concrete, brick,



★RENOVATIONS-RES & comm. 25 yrs exp. Lrg or small job welcome. Drywall, painting & tiles. Free est. Refs. 722-4411

WCB – Fully Insured 100% Money Back Guarantee



POINT GREY ROOFING Commercial/Residential Est. 1946 .. We do good work!! Call 604-379-2641

BATHTUB & TILE REGLAZING 5 Year Warranty Call: (604) 363-2104


Serving the Lower Mainland since 1988

Free Est’s • Large or Small Jobs



For Free Estimates Call Ryan 778.809.6677


PAUL’S PAINTING Renovation & Painting 778-865-0370

licensed - Insured - WCB

• Sunrooms • Aluminum patio/deck covers • Aluminum roof • Glass railings • Aluminum fencing • Auto gates Free Estimates 604-521-2688

• 95% Recycle Rate • No Landfills EVER




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

MILANO PAINTING & RENOS Int/Ext. Free Est. Written Guar. Prof & Insured. 604 551-6510

Patios/Decks/ Railings

Rubbish Removal

* We Remove & Recycle Anything*

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

★ STAFFORD & SON ★ Interior/Exterior. Top quality work. Reas. rates. BBB, 604-221-4900



MASTER Painting. Int & ext, new construction. Good prices, 18+ yrs exp. Thomas 604-724-8648

RONALDO PAINTING (1981) Master in Quality & Service Insured, WCB, 778-881-6478

❑ Bathrooms ❑ Kitchens ❑ Basements

NORTH WEST ROOFING Re-Roofing & Repair. WCB & liability insur. Jag, 778-892-1530



2004 DODGE SX 2.0, 127,000 kms, aircared, air, sunroof, tilt steering, p. windows, like new inside & out, 600 kms per tank, lady driven & owned since new. $5000 OBO Call 604-794-7426

2008 CHEVROLET Impala 93K $8,900 (604) 835-7655 # 8291

2008 CHRYSLER 300 Touring $11,900. (604) 835-7655 Clearwaybc,ca # 8291 2008 CHRYSLER Sebring Convertible. Grey interior/grey exterior. Loaded, priced to sell. $11,900. Please call Richard, 778-222-1040 or 604-454-4000.

2008 Chrysler Sebring Automatic 32,400 kms. Grannie summer driven. No accidents. Reduced price! $13,900. Call: (604) 820-1002 2009 PONTIAC Vibe big selection of Vibes $11,895, #42041 1-888-861-3841,dealer #8214, Eagle Ridge GM 2011 CHEVY Impala $189 lease or $13,995, 48/mo lease, $5,500 dn, TP $13,606, 4.9%, #4229. 1-888-451-4336 Dlr #8214. Eagle Ridge GM. 2011 CHEVY Malibu $275 lease or $15,995, 48/m lease, $2000 dn, TP, $15,472, 4.9%, #4139. 1-888-451-4336. Eagle Ridge GM. Dlr #8214

2007 Ford Mustang GT Convertible fully loaded, automatic, 140,000km, local. $17,000. (604) 721-8411. 2005 CHEVY Cobalt LS, $7,995. P/W, P/L, AC, Alloys, S/Roof, New Tires, Auto, Local, All Service Records, 92 kms. 604-522-8889 2008 CHEVROLET Malibu big selection of pre-owned Malibus $8,840 #40971 1-888-861- 3841 Dlr #8214 Eagle Ridge GM 3094 Westwood St, Port Coq 604 945-4999. 2925 Murray St, Port Moody 604 461-7995.

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2011 FOCUS S SEDAN 4DR SDN silver $ 11,950 #1109552A WWW.KEYWESTFORD.COM 1-866-549-8503 301 Stewardson Way, New Westminister


Luxury Cars

Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes


Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks


Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

1983 HONDA CM250, approx 20,000 mi, low cost transport, dependable, new tires, saddle bags $1450. 604-880-9073

1988 CHEVY Silverado, auto, pb, pw, air, towing package, excellent cond, 6 mths away collectors plate. $4900. 604-924-1511 2004 KAWASAKI Vulcan Nomad 1500cc, Vance/Hines pipes, lots of chrome, heated storage, service records, 30,000 miles, new tires/clutch, lots of extra gear, $7500 firm. 604-761-7491 1995 CHEVY Silverado 1500, diesel, blk, aircared, 5 seats, good cond, $3,850. 778 863-4449

1987 JAGUAR XJS Cabriolet, 1 owner, lady driven, V12, ps, pb, pw, rebuilt ac, new tires, $8900 obo, Don 604-826-7012

2007 ACURA MDX (Tech Pkg) $28,888. All factory options, like new, 71kms. 0 Down, $303 Bi-Weekly, 60 months O.A.C. 604-522-8889

1995 FERRARI F355 GTB. Meticulously cared for. Canadian car. Recent full engine out service, new clutch and release bearing, Tubi exhaust, Hyperflow cats, wheel spacers. Drives and looks perfect! A must see! $54,900. Call 778-834-6069

2001 Chrysler Sebring LXI Coupe Automatic w/ manual mode 108,000 kms, rare, ruby red pearl coat, 3.0 ltr V6, fully loaded, leather, 4 stack CD, Infinity Speaker system, $6,000. 604-467-9348

2007 YAMAHA RI Dark Red & Black Double & Single seat cover 12600 KM Custom Front & Rear Lights Twin Black Carbon Fibre Akrapovic Exhaust - Very fast and awesome, Mint Condition (Cloverdale) $8500. Call 604-788-0060 -

2008 HARLEY D, Nighttrain, 110 11K, cost $31K, ask $20K, 604-847-9353 (Chill) after 5pm

2001 CORVETTE Z06 black on black, absolute mint cond, 55k. Must sell! $32,000. 604-574-7629 2008 HARLEY D, Sportster, 1200low, 4400km, cost $14K, ask $10K, 604-847-9353 Chill aft 5pm

2005 ASTON Martin DB9. 'James Bond style car!' Silver metallic. 23,000 km. 6.0, V12, 450 hp. New tires. 1 owner. You deserve the best! $86,980. 604-781-7614.

2010 TRIUMPH American Motorcycle, 900 cc, never driven, $8700. 604-533-4962 morn/eve


Parts & Accessories

Engine 302 New, rebuilt, never used since rebuilt, $500 obo. Ford custom wheels, new tires (4), $500 obo. 604-767-4086

2005 JAGUAR S Type, 3L V6, 78,000 km, new brakes, loaded, $13500 604-329-9933 2007 BMW 525I, black, loaded, leather, sunroof, very clean, 122K, $24,900. 604-999-4097

1996 CHEVY Silverado 2500, extended cab, bed liner, cloth int, ps pb pw, incls tow kit, exc cond $4500. Don 604-988-0170

2001 CHEVY Silverado 2500 4x4, reg cab, 160,000k’s, long box, $3500. Phone 1- 604-796-0302

Scrap Car Removal

1993 MAZDA Miata, hardtop, engine rebuild, new battery/timing belt, newer tires, like new condition. $5500. Call 778-240-1315

2011 NISSAN Pathfinder SV, 4wd, $439/mo lease or $28,888. 48 mo lease, $5000dn, TP $28,800, 4.9% #3785. 1-888-451-4336 Dlr #8214. Eagle Ridge GM.

1994 MERCEDES C280, 85K, grey, fully loaded, extras, exc cond, $10K obo, Ladner 604-940-6460

2011 NISSAN Xterra 4wd, $379/mo lease or $25,995. Lease 48/mo. $5000 dwn, TP $25,395,4.9% #3898. 1-888-451-4336 Eagle Ridge GM. Dlr #8214

2008 FORD Escape XLT $16,995, p/w, p/l, a/c, cd. Alloys, 87kms, 2 to choose from. 0 down $181 bi-weekly 60 months O.A.C. 604-522-8889 2012 KIA Sorento LX, $23,888. 30,326 km, EH10043, Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

2008 FORD Pickup Lariat, 49,000km, loaded + +, $45,500 Must Sell! 604-313-2763

2012 LEXUS RX350, V6, full loaded, 6/mo, no accidents, navi, rear camera, top model, 6 yr wrty, $52,800, obo, 604-925-3111

2008 JEEP Patriot North Edition $12,995. 99kms, p/w, p/l, ac, cd, alloys. 0 Down, $142 bi-weekly, 60 months O.A.C. 604-522-8889

2004 GMC Yukon XL, auto, 244,000 Kms, 2WD, p/s, p/w, cruise. $9,350. 604-377-5751

2008 JEEP Sahara 59, 000km, loaded. As new, 3 pce Freedom Top. $17,500. 778-285-1236

2006 Chevrolet Equinox LT Automatic 86,000 kms 6 cylinder,leather seats,sunroof,air conditioning 5x cd player 6 way pioneer speakers $12,250. Call: (778) 859-7204

2003 FORD E450 , 16’ Box / 7.3L Turbo Diesel , 345K km, $8900, D9921 in Abbts. 1-877-855-6522

2003 FORD F250 4x4 XL $8500 obo, 187,000 km, auto, 604-323-3662 or 604-315-9384

2009 DODGE p/u 150 hemi SLT, loaded, matching canopy, rhino lined, show room cond. 8,000 org km ’s, $25,000. 1-604-613-3727 1-604-796-9060

2005 Ford F-350 Lariat Super Duty, Crew Cab, Dually Automatic 84,000 kms, DVD Player, Fully Loaded $25,900. Call: (604) 780-2696 or email:


2005 HYUNDAI Santa Fe, 108K, Auto,air cond.,FWD, Hankook tires, silver. Clean, well maint. $10500. Phone 604-792-4517

2009 MITSUBISHI Outlander ES, 4WD, 65,500 kms, all records $18,500. W. Van 604-779-3737




Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

2003 Nissan Xterra, 162,000 kms, 5 Sp. A/C Power Grp, New Trans/Clutch, New Exhaust, New Brakes, 17" Wheels, Tow Pkge. $7,900 Call: (604) 218-5460

1996 ACURA RL. Always dealer serviced very good cond new tires/ brakes. $3,400 obo 604.926.8047,

1997 ACURA TL, 3.2, 190K, 4dr, sunrf, srs/abs, exc cond, loaded $4900, 604-984-4229 2005 AUDI S4. Quattro (AWD). 102,000 km. Blk leather. Incl 2 set of wheels & tires. 6 speed. Power everything! Exc cond. $19,500. Call/text Rick @ 778-847-2975. 1997 TOYOTA Camry LE. 4 drs, 4 cyl, auto, a/c. Well maintained. Aircared. $3700. 604-936-1270

2005 BMW 320i $14,888, 65K loaded EH23745. Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108 1998 ACCORD, red, 2 dr coupe, exc cond, 112,000km, auto, sport pack, $6700 firm, 778-862-1964

2005 TOYOTA Camry LE, 95,000 kms, local, excellent cond $8880. 604-988-7812 1998 ACURA Integra, 5 spd. Alpine MP3 & CD, A/c til 2014, s/r, a/c 195K, $4200 604-719-4703

2011 CHEVY Silverado 2500 4wd diesel, auto, loaded $43,995 #42251, 1-888-861-3841 Eagle Ridge GM, dealer #8214

2002 INFINITY I35 4 dr auto, Luxury model, 1 owner, loaded, exc cond. Moving must sell. $7,800 obo. Sry 604-541-0018

1984 CORVETTE 383 stroker auto hard top - soft top Stainless exhaust $6,995 Ph 604-795-9967 2003 MAZDA Prote´ge´ 5, 5 spd, 140K km, new water pump, timing belt & front wheel bearings, sunroof, pwr windows, locks, cruise, nice cond. $7,500. 778-227-2010

2010 GMC Sierra crew, 4wd, fully loaded trucks. $24,995 #3923. 1-888-861-3841. Dlr #8214 . Eagle Ridge GM.

2007 DODGE Ram 3500 Diesel $31,900 (604) 835-7655 # 8291

2002 BMW 525i Agent maintained, 200K. M6 wheels, exc cond. $10K (778) 991-4001

2003 INFINITI M45,excellent local, no accid, loaded, luxury, V8, auto, $9,995, 778-995-3862

$21,988 EHO4185 Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

2010 CHEVY Silverado Crew 4wd/auto/v8/air/loaded. $25,995 #38821, 1-888-861-3841 Eagle Ridge GM, dlr #8214

2000 MERCEDES E55 AMG, beautiful, exc cond, 113K, price to sell, $12,900, 778-846-2933

Sports & Imports

2009 MITSUBISHI Outlander XLS

2006 BMW X3 2.5i Auto, 117,000 kms, AWD, Premium Pkg, $17,000 negotiable, Phone 604-760-3390 2006 NISSAN XTRAIL Black, 4dr, alarm, all power, good cond, 167k kms, $13,900. 604-440-2662

1986 FORD 250, good condition, runs good, blue, 1 owner, $5999 obo, 604-925-3294, 649-4215

2009 Audi Q7 3.6 Automatic 80,000 kms, silver ext, black leather int, sunroof, tow hitch, nav, bluetooth. $40,000. Call: (604) 913-9221

2002 Toyota Sequoia Automatic 305,000 kms 1 owner, top condition, all records, new Michelins. $13,900 email:


604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 Cabriolet 84,000 kms Black on black, AMG package, wind screen, wheels, spoiler,Bose stereo! Mercedes serviced full records, garage kept, $18,900 Call: (604) 916-7402

2011 Dodge Ram 3500 LOW KMs, DIESEL $42,990. (604) 780-2696,

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


2004, FORD F350, Super Duty, Lariat 6L diesel, 8 ft box, f/loaded, leather, trailer tow pack. New tires, brakes, rotors, windshield, 1 full yr bumper to bumper warranty remaining. 82,700km $25,500, 604-339-9427

2004 MAZDA 626, black, leather, auto, ht seats, gd cond, 110k km, aircared. $8500. 604-440-4322

2008 FORD F150, p/u, 2 wheel drive, 8ft box, auto, 4.2l, 14k, silver, $11,000 Firm. Call 604-538-4883, 604-329-6225

88,221 km, EH67694 SIGNATURE MAZDA D#11029 1-855-781-5108

Sports & Imports

1994 PONTIAC Trans Am GT red with grey int., well maint., lady driven $4800. Serious inquires only. Ph 604-997-2583

2008 TOYOTA Rav4, $18,965.


2007 BMW 335 coupe 62km 1 ownr, mint cond, leather, auto, sunroof, Sports Package & Prem Package $28,900. 604-6167727

1994 MERCEDES E320. Silver, blue leather, 269K km. Aircared, 4 snow tires. $4,500. 604-521-0691


2004 VW Jetta TDI GLS $12,888. 22,125 km EH49528. Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

2009 ACURA RDX $29,965. 74,556 km, EH01133 Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

1993 Mazda MX-6 LS Automatic 171,000 kms. Restored. V6, Auto, AirCrd, Lady owned. Receipts, too much to list. $4,500. Call: (778) 689-6094

Sports & Imports

2001 LANDROVER Discovery 2 $6,995 #4203, 1-888-861-3841 Dlr #8214. Eagle Ridge GM

GREY CANOPY, 3 sliders, fits Ford p/ups 1988 to 1994 models. Gd cond $375obo. 604-581-6511



2011 MITSUBISHI Endeavor AWD auto/V6/Mags. $22,988 #4188. 1-888-861-3841. Dlr #8214. Eagle Ridge GM.

2012 DODGE RAM 3500 Laramie load standard 4x4, Navi leather roof, 58kms Dealer #31097 $54,999. Call Diesel Pete 604-466-8887 or 1-877-428-0375

1996 JEEP Grand Cherokee, V8 auto, 178,000km, no accidents, 1 owner, $4,995, 604-290-8012

1997 TOYOTA 4-RUNNER 4x4. 3.4 litre V6, 260,331 km. Running boards, tow package, sunroof & windscreen, flexibility for hauling or holidaying. Air conditioning, power windows, cruise control, alloy wheels, dual front air bags/ ABS brakes, newer timing belt, tires and service history. Great for family! $6000 obo. 604-521-4932

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

2008 FORD Escape XLT, $14,888. 66,570 km, EH98613. Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

2006 SUZUKI Boulevard 1500cc, flex pipes, new tires, lthr bags, w/screen $4995 1-604-791-1865 1995 Land Rover Discovery 203K kms ex. con; new batt,tires no accid. $3,999 (604) 926-3052


1989 BMW 325 is, 2dr, red, 5 sp, 1 owner, 210K, gd cond, loaded, $4200 obo, 604-946-8862

2005 PONTIAC Sunfire 2 dr coupe stnd, 119,000k’s, $4800 obo. Ph 604-798-0767 lve mess

2006 ACURA 3.2 TL custom fully loaded, 300 HP 6 spd. 125,000 km on body, only 44,000 km on engine $15,500. 604-241-0357

2006 CHEVY MALIBU, very clean, auto, a/c, 4 cyl, 100k, runs good, $8000. 778-855-5206

2006 HONDA Civic EX, $10,995 P/W, P/L, AC, CD, Alloys, 111kms, Local, Exec Condition, Silver. 604-522-8889

2006 HYUNDAI TIBURON SE. 103K km. Leather, mint, sunroof, a/c, CD, alarm. 2.0 L, 4 cyl. No accid. $9600. 604-839-6253

2006 NISSAN Altima 2.5S Special Edition 94,000 km automatic, spoiler, fog lights, new tires, winter mats. $10,888. Call 604-819-9596 Chilliwack 2006 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT. 46,000 km. Grey. 4 drs, auto, p/w, p/l, leather heated seats, sunroof, mag wheels. Good condition! $16,000 obo. 604-240-9912


Sports & Imports


Sports & Imports


Sports & Imports




2007 FORD MUSTANG GT, fully loaded 22,000 kms, $29,500. 604-721-4228 2007 KIA Rio 5, 5 dr, blk, 5sp, 1 owner, 72K, exc cond, incls winter tires, $7500 obo, 604-603-2548 2007 LEXUS ES350 silver, grey int, 28,900 km, 1 owner, local no accid, $26,900 604-999-9093

2010 NISSAN Sentra CVT, 43,000 kms, $13,995, P/W, P/L, AC, CD, alloys, 2 to choose from, Easy Finance, 72mos O.A.C. 604-522-8889

2011 MAZDA 3 Sport, $18,888.00 EH29400.Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108 2011 TOYOTA Venza Luxury/ leather/sunroof. $29,988 #4245 1-888-861-3841. Dlr #8214. Eagle Ridge GM.

2011 VW Jetta, 37Km ,EH72155 $15,888.88. Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

2007 PT CRUISER. Hot deal! Auto, low kms, very clean. Cream exterior, grey interior. A/C. Mag wheels. Spoiler. Aircared. Rear wiper. $5,995 obo. 778-242-2018 2012 MAZDA 3 GX, $17,988. 24,227 km, EH10011. Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

2007 TOYOTA Yaris Sedan, $8,995, P/W, P/L, AC, CD, Alloys, 124 kms, 0 Down, $99 Bi-Weekly O.A.C. 604-522-8889 2007 YARIS 4DR SDN AUTO pw pl green $7,888 #2791785 WWW.KEYWESTFORD.COM 1-866-549-8503 301 Stewardson Way, New Westminister

2008 HONDA Civic, 4 dr, silver, auto, 60,000kms, excl cond, fully loaded, $10,500. 604 518-3166

2008 HONDA Civic DX $12,995. Local car, only 69 kms, 0 Down, $140 Bi-Weekly, 60 Months O.A.C. 604-522-8889

KIA MAGENTIS 2008 LX V6 auto 185 hp - 20,300 km. Only $11,900. Chwk 604-847-3297

NEED CHEAP AUTOBODY ? 604-341-7738

2007 Volkswagen Rabbit 129,000km Single owner. Fully loaded, sunroof, heated seats, 5speed $10,500 604-329-6735

2009 SATURN ASTRA XL 4 dr hatchback, auto, many optionssilver, 18,000 kms, $8000 Firm. Call 604-538-4883, 604-329-6225

2009 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE/ BUG 35,500kms, automatic, fully loaded, sunroof mfgr., warranty car proof available, $19,000 serious buyers please, Call 604-836-1014. 2010 VW Jetta auto/air/loaded/CD. $15,995 #3724 1-888-861-3841. Dlr #8214, Eagle Ridge GM.

2003 CHEVY Venture, 7pass, red, good cond, 128K, incls snow tires, $3500 obo, 604-946-4725



1976 CASCADE Pilothouse Ketch. 42 ft sail boat. New dinghy & outboard motor. Radar & auto pilot. Perfect coastal cruiser. Live aboard. $34,800. 604-538-1410

2003 FORD Windstar Van, 53km, silver, like new $4000. Call 604-926-0308

1982 COMMANDER excellent. condition Bowen Island, $18,000 604-947-92140 2003 KIA Sedona EX 2tone silver /grey, 3.5ltr,auto, pw/ps, am/fm, cd, 5dr, 7pass, cloth seats, roof rack, 171K, $4900 604-820-0486

2004 CHEV Express 8 pass nr new tires, v8 auto, 188,285km good cond $12,000. 604-856-7455 CHEVY UPLANDER 2005. V-6, auto, 7 pass., grey, A/C, power locks & windows, cruise, tilt, 93K km. Runs very well. $6,400. 604-241-2530 or 604-375-2570 2006 DODGE Sprinter, 2500 hc. Financing available. 1-888-861-3841. Dlr #8214. Eagle Ridge GM.

2008 PONTIAC Montana SV6 Ext big selection of used vans $8,995 #37131 1-888-861-3841 Dlr #8214 Eagle Ridge GM 2010 CHRYSLER Town & Country ultimate luxury vans, $17,995 #4209. 1-888-861-3841. Dlr #8214. Eagle Ridge GM.

1998 SLUMBER queen 7.6’ Import camper 520 kg, new propane 2011, folding alum steps & hand rail, 3 brn stove, porta potti, forced air furn, hyd jacks - hold downs, pressure 50 ltr water/ 3 way fridge/freezer. Will fit short box p/u or import. Excl cond $6500 obo. Ph 604-858-5624 Chwk

2002 26’ 5th Wheel, rear entry, mid kitchen, fully loaded, exc cond $12,500 obo. 604-929-2688




2007 TRAIL Lite Modle TL8230, Light Weight. New cond. 1 owner. Extras. $16500 604 224 4927

2013 PASSPORT 238ML Ultralite $21,895. #PT132383. 604-835-4036.

★2008 30’ 5th wheel. double slideout, lots of storage, new front tires, very clean, 2 entrance bath. $21k. Hitch incl. 604-466-8116 or 604-760-2967★Truck SOLD

40’ MOUNTAIN Aire, Dsl pusher Like new. incl tow jeep. $79,000. Ph 604 795-9967

2008 NASH 25’ 5th whl, q bed, rear kitchen, 1 slide $19,000. Ph 604-792-2201 Chilliwack

1989 19’ Bayliner Capri Blue, 2.3 litre IB Fresh water cooled Exc cond. Well maint. Lots of extras, c/w trailer . $4,695. 604-837-7564

1996 MIRAGE 19ft , 4.3 litre good on fuel, stocked, stored indoors, no salt, 600 hrs, w/trailer, good cond, $8800 obo. 604-857-3344

2003 NEWMAR Dutch Star, 3 slides, 39’, 65,000mi, full paint freight liner Chassis, 330 Cat engine. Computer desk, solid desk oak cabinets. $78,500. Ph 604-846-5046 Chwk

2007 20’ Monterey, 95 hrs, ski tower, extra stand up cover service rec’d, tandem trailer, like new $23,700. 604-796-9074

2004 TITANIUM model 32E 37DS, 2 slides, mint cond, 1 owner, $27,900. 604 535-8688

2011 DODGE Caravan, stow n go/media centre/loaded. $18,995 #4251. 1-888-861-3841. Dlr #8214. Eagle Ridge GM.

Aluminum Boat Wanted, 10, 12 or 14 ft, with or without motor or trailer. Will pay $. 604-319-5720


1994. 30FT 5th Wheel Citation Supreme Many Upgrades. Very clean. $8,800. (604) 845-0493 (after 5 pm) or text anytime.

2009 OPEN Range 28ft 5th wheel 3 slides, k/island, winter pkg, hitch. $33,000. 604-591-3868

2010 JAYCO 1206 w/slide-out & screen rm. $10,995. #UTJ12062. 604-835-4036.

MCI COACH 6V92 Turbo, CW 9 spd trans, insullated, built for f/t living, $36,500, 604-733-6629

NEW HIDEOUT 21FQ. lots opts. $16,549. #HT11211. 604-835-4036.

2011 JAYCO Flight trailer. Loaded! Sleeps 6. Used for only 2 weeks - like new! $22,900. 604-464-1385 or 604-944-8086 NEW PASSPORT 199ML Ultralite, $19,095. #PT111991. 604-835-4036.

2005 FOUR WINDS Class C 30’ sleeps 7, like new cond, 132,000 km, $24,888 778-748-6874

BOAT FOR SALE 17’ bowrider/ 144hp io/ready to go $5,000 Call: 604-703-0133 email:


2008 WILDCAT 24ft 5th Wheel, slide, all auto, TOP LINE. MUST SEE! $21,000. 604-534-4807

1998 37’ Winnebago Chieftain 454, 1slide,53000mi. loaded,very clean,$24,500obo.604-850-4353

2004 22’ ADVENTURER, very clean, 62km, sleeps 6, $24,900 obo for quick sale. 604-859-8255 2004 PLEASUREWAY Plateau M/H, Mercedes Benz diesel, Mi. 61,588K, Immac cond & loaded. $54,900. Ph 1-604-220-5005

2007 GTI SEADOOS yellow, 4 Stroke, low hrs, 155HP. & 2003 GTX Seadoo blue, 2 Stroke, 160 hrs, 130HP, w/trailer, stored indoors, no salt water; $12,500 obo. LOTS of FUN! 604-857-3344

2002 Chevrolet Venture No accidents, $3,900. Call: (604) 309-4208; 1990 GMC Van Automatic 151,000 kms 13’ box walk in 3 ton Value Van. Dual back wheels. 9,300.OBO. Call: (604) 996-5881


2002 WINNEBAGO Sunova, fiberglass roof, 51,400 kms, kitchen slide, awning, tow bar incl, 4K gen, $42,000. 604-943-2583

2010 DODGE Grand Caravan stow n go/loaded $14,995. #3530. 1-888-861-3841. Dlr #8214. Eagle Ridge GM.

2007 Acura TL Auto, 122,000 kms. Financing Available $16,880. Call: (604)780-2696

1988 CHEV 20 work van, 3/4 ton, Aircared, original owner, good running order $1100 obo 604-986-2430 2008 Honda Civic Hybrid Auto 30,000kms.1owner;no accidents $14,200. 604-522-3392 2008 MERCEDES ML350 leather/sunroof/nav. $32,995 . #3864. 1-888-861-3841. Eagle Ridge GM. Dlr#8214


2007 DODGE Sprinter 3500 Cube. Financing Available. 1-888-861-3841. Dlr #8214 Eagle Ridge GM.

INFINITI G35 2003 82k $13,900 one owner, exc. cond. power all, leather, sunroof. 604.721.4414

2008 HONDA Accord EX, $14,995, P/W, P/L, AC, CD, S/Roof, Like New Alloys, Local, Blk/Blk, Easy Finance 60 months, 604-522-8889



1996 SEA Breeze 31' (Class A) Heavy duty 460-7.5 litre Ford engine, Fully equipped, $19,900 obo 604-746-5898. Abbotsford

2006 TOYOTA Corolla, 5 spd, (loaded), 84km, Silver, like new $10,000 obo. 604-926-0308

2007 BMW 328i, only 52,000kms, $19,995, All Factory Options, Low Kms, Easy Finance up to 60 Months, Excl Condition. 604-522-8889



2006 ALFA Luxury Mtr Home 330 CAT Diesel Pusher, 6 new tires, 35,500mi. Equiped with everything, too much to list! Exc cond. $117,000. 604-767-3894

ROAD RANGER 5TH WHEEL 24 FT. Rear bath, queen bed, new tires. New cond. $11,950. Call: (604) 325-7871 or email:


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1994 PALOMINO TENT TRAILER, very light 1200 lbs, clean, no mould, stored in garage. $3600. 604-466-9214 2006 ROCKWOOD 31BH, 4 bunks, $19,995. #UTR311. 604-835-4036.

2006 GMC Savana Automatic 190,000 kms 4.8l. Runs like new. Good Condition. Offers. $8,000 Call: (604) 876-5015



1994 SPECIAL Edition Travelaire 5th whl, 26.5, generator, lam flrs, $6000 obo (Abbot) 604-504-0408 2006 WILDERNESS, 260RL, stove & shower never used, queen bd/super slide, $14,900, 604-476-1150, 604-626-8232

12’ ALUMINUM boat, 7.5 Johnson motor (Seahorse), includes all accessories. $1500 obo. Call 604-992-4891

1989 CHEVROLET Palm Springs Edition, 8 seats w/ hide a bed,190K, $5000, 604-321-0050

1995 RIALTA Winnobago, 78K $20,000 obo, call afternoons, 1000 trails avail, 604 943-3423 2007 OUTDOORSMEN w/slide. Like new. $18,495. #UWO23521. 604-835-4036.

14 ALUMINUM DURABOAT, 25hp evinrude motor, fishing rods, incls trailer, $4750. 604-519-0075

1996 DODGE Caravan, 217km, aircared, reblt trans 2010, exc shape, $1500 obo. 604-466-0171

1998 NOMAD 5th Wheel 25 ft. 1 slide; Standup/walk around Bdrm $12,000 604-796-2866

2002 SIENNA 4DR LE gray $ 8,888 #2299506 WWW.KEYWESTFORD.COM 1-866-549-8503 301 Stewardson Way, New Westminister

1974 TOLLY w/command bridge, 26’ long, runs well, stove, head, dinette, fridge, sleeps 4, a beauty incls moorage at Horseshoe Bay $7,000, call 604-986-0731

2002 WINDSTAR (Ford) 140 kms, good cond., $3375. 604-846-8593 after 4pm or all day wkends

19FT SEARAY, 165 merc inboard, w/trailer, runs awesome, $5500 obo. 604-817-9004

2007 PROWLER 5th wheel, 32 ft, grt family rv, fibreglass, slideout, bunkbeds, air/cond, sleeps 8 $19,900. 604-824-1426

REC Trailer 0 kms restored like new. Sleeps 6. 18’ awning incl. $4,000 obo Call: (604) 255-7150

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WEEKLY SPECIALS 100% BC Owned and Operated Prices Effective August 2 to August 8, 2012.

We reserve the right to limit quantities. We reserve the right to correct printing errors.

Grocery Department Salt Spring Organic Fair Trade Coffee assorted varieties


from 10.99



Choices’ Own Gourmet Burgers

Old Dutch Potato Chips assorted varieties 200-220g • product of Alberta

500-650g • product of BC

Sun Rype 100% Fruit Juices



various sizes assorted varieties


1.36 L

+deposit +eco fee

Maple Hill Free Range Medium Eggs

Yves Veggie Cuisine Frozen Bistro Veggie Burgers assorted varieties



352g product of Canada

1dozen • product of BC

V.I.P. High Efficiency Ultra 2X Liquid Laundry Detergent

Gardein Frozen Vegetarian Appetizers assorted varieties

assorted varieties


PRICING reg 8.99





assorted varieties

160-192g • product of BC

Armstrong Natural Cheese Slices

Naam Miso Gravy

assorted varieties

assorted varieties



500g • product of Canada

1.00 off regular

retail price

6-12 pack

6” Cheesecake or Brownie Cheesecake




Trumps Foods Slims Dessert Crackers

4 pack • 80ml • product of BC

All Hamburger and Hot Dog Buns including Slider Buns


Rico N’Lalo Frozen Fruit Bars assorted varieties


Bakery Department

product of BC

1.5L• product of BC

4.98lb/ 10.98kg

B.C. Grown

Tre Stelle and Dofino Cheese Slices

assorted varieties

500g product of Canada

Chilliwack Grown, assorted varieties

Corn on the Cob

regular retail price

( In-store Demonstrations )

Simply Pure 100% Natural Smooth Almond Butter

Heirloom Tomatoes from GBE Organics


20% off

170g • product of BC

750g • product of BC

2.98lb/ 6.57kg



Que Pasa Meals


Gourmet or Hazelnut Hemp

B.C. Grown

Deli Department

Terra Breads Pecan Fruit Crisps

The Granola King Hand Crafted Granola

Organic Peaches

7.99lb/ 17.61kg


from 2/6.00

Produce Department

2.99lb/ 6.59kg


product of BC

assorted varieties


Whole Specialty Frying Chickens

assorted varieties

400g • product of BC

Olympic Krema Greek Yogurt

Meat Department

The Udder Guy’s Ice Cream



Bulk Department BBQ Oriental Almonds bags only

10% off regular retail price

Health Care Department Natural Factors Women’s Multi Probiotic

18.99 120 caps 32.99 60 caps

• For yeast and urinary tract infections • Contains L. fermentum and S. thermophilus, which specifically benefit the vaginal flora.

New Roots Wild Omega 3

16.99 120 soft gels 29.99

60 soft gels

Get all the benefits of the highest potency Omega 3 in Canada, with 660mg EPA and 330mg DHA per softgel. One a day.

Rice Bakery

All 6” Pies with Rice Flour Crust

2.00 off

WOW! PRICING regular

retail price

350ml • product of BC

Sisu Teens Multi Vitamins


90 tabs

Teens Multi provide a full complex of B vitamins to support nervous system and brain function, with a higher dose of calcium to support bone mass development and teeth health.

Pennies for Peru:



Re-purpose your pennies by donating them to Pennies for Peru! Choices is supporting this project to help small scale farmers recover from recent rainfalls that have left 1000’s of hectares of farmland flooded. All of Choices Fair Trade bananas as well as seasonal mango, avocado and quinoa crops come from these regions.

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South Surrey

2627 W. 16th Ave. Vancouver 604.736.0009

3493 Cambie St. Vancouver 604.875.0099

1888 W. 57th Ave. Vancouver 604.263.4600

1202 Richards St. Vancouver 604.633.2392

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Vancouver Courier August 3 2012  

Vancouver Courier August 3 2012