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Indian band hopes to turn Southwest Marine Drive property into interpretive park

Musqueam ancestral land a heritage site Mike Howell Staff writer

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t’s not much to look at from the road. Sealed off by fencing and tucked between two buildings along Southwest Marine Drive, the acresized lot of dirt near the on-ramp to the Arthur Laing Bridge is a common sight in the city: Another construction pit, another condo project. Except, in this case, the blue and white tarpaulincovered tents on the land aren’t there to protect crews from the elements; the shelters are the work of archaeologists hired by the property’s owners and the developer. Their digging has proven significant. The intact remains of an adult discovered in January and two infants in April—believed to be ancestors of the Musqueam Indian Band—lie underneath one of the tents in the southwest corner of the property. Other bones, skulls and artifacts were also found on the site, according to the Musqueam, whose ancestors once occupied the lands later known as the Marpole Midden, a Canadian heritage site.

The Musqueam Indian Band protests outside private property they say is a sacred burial ground. They want it turned into a park. photo Dan Toulgoet News of the discoveries has unearthed a sacred history for the band but it has also halted and jeopardized a multi-million dollar five-storey condominium project. Property owners Gary and Fran Hackett, a retired couple living in Saanich, are working with Century Holdings Ltd. to build 108 condos with an underground parkade.

The Hacketts have owned the property for more than 50 years and the family once operated a gas station and autobody business on the site. “This is kind of their retirement nest egg—this is their ability to enjoy their retirement,” says Bob Ransford, a spokesman for the development team. The frustration for the Hacketts

and the developer, Ransford says, is that they abided by all city and provincial government regulations to proceed with the project. “Nobody is saying the site didn’t have archaeological potential,” he says, acknowledging the history of the property. “But when you own a piece of land as a private owner, that [history] doesn’t automatically freeze your land from doing anything with it.” The controversy and complexity of the dispute has put a stop to work on the site and prompted the provincial government to appoint a facilitator. The city is also involved in finding a solution while the Musqueam continue to bang drums, sing, pray and hand out leaflets in protest. “We’ll be here until we get our land back,” says band member Cecilia Point, who was at the site Monday, where she and her sister Mary have rallied for 12 days.

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he Musqueam, however, are not sitting idle and waiting for the property owner to simply turn over the land out of goodwill. The band recognizes the dispute is not centred around a land claim.

That’s why Musqueam is seeking a “business-like solution” that satisfies all parties. That solution, the band believes, is a land swap involving the property owners, the provincial government and the city. It goes like this: The Musqueam gives up yet-to-be unidentified land but promised to them under a separate agreement with the province. The Musqueam gives the city the rights to that land. The city then finds a piece of land for the property owners comparable to the site. If it all works out, the Musqueam will turn the property into an interpretive park, a sketch of which hangs on the fencing at the site. “There is an opportunity here for a solution that is equally dramatic as the failure and subsequent attempted destruction of the site would be,” wrote Musqueam Chief Ernest Campbell in an April 18 letter to Premier Christy Clark and Mayor Gregor Robertson. “It would be a catastrophe to the Musqueam and to all British Columbians and Canadians to have this important, world-class site further destroyed.” Continued on page 5

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Continued from page 4 Neither the provincial government nor the city would provide details this week on the nature of the negotiations. The city issued a statement to the Courier, saying “high-level discussions are underway with the parties and we’re not in a position to add anything more at this time.” All parties met in March at city hall but Ransford says his clients have yet to hear back from the city on solutions. As for the Musqueam’s proposal, the development team is interested but needs to see something on paper. “Parties other than us have to agree to make money change hands, value be established and all of that,” he says. “We’re waiting for that. If that is the solution—and it’s not the preferred solution because it’s a very complex solution and it also starts the clock ticking all over again—but if that’s the only solution, we’re willing to consider something like that.” The added complexity for the development team is the fact more than 70 people pre-bought condominiums in the 108-unit project. The Hacketts and the developer also spent several million dollars on architectural drawings, preparing the site, marketing and other project costs. “That also has to be factored into it, as well,” Ransford says.

ade Grant, the economic development administrative coordinator for the Musqueam, is sympathetic to the development team’s frustration and the mounting costs. “We recognize that they’re burning through money every day,” says Grant, standing outside the property Monday morning, while a member of the band pounded out songs on a drum. “We don’t want them to lose money but we don’t want them to remove the remains, either.” He says the provincial government never should have issued the permits to proceed with construction on the site. It’s well known, he says, the lands were designated a heritage site in the 1930s. It’s also a fact human remains and artifacts were looted from the area decades ago, some ending up at the Royal College of Surgeons in England where they were destroyed in a Second World War bombing raid. “What we’re saying is that we have very little connection left to our history and our heritage, and what little we do have we want it to remain on this site,” Grant says. “So the province really hasn’t really respected the history and the heritage of this site.” The Courier requested an interview with Steve Thomson, the provincial minister of Forest, Lands and Natural Resource Operations

Bob Ransford speaks for property owners Gary and Fran Hackett photo Dan Toulgoet and developer Century Holdings Ltd. to comment on the dispute. Instead, the ministry replied to questions posed in an email by the Courier and included an answer to why permits were granted to the Hacketts and Century. “These provincial permits were issued after carefully weighing the condition of the site with the interests of the private land owner and the quality of the proposed site management plan,” the ministry says. “The existing site management plan would preserve more than half the site in perpetuity while still allowing for reasonable development in the heavily dis-

turbed portions of the site.” The management plan is a sore point for the Musqueam, who described it as a “development plan” that includes removing remains from the site. The Courier was unable to get a copy of the plan prior to deadline. The Musqueam recognize the site was disturbed in the past and buildings have been built and torn down on the property. But Grant says that history of disturbing the land, which has seen the addition of railroad tracks and a bus depot behind it, “doesn’t make it right to do in the future.”

The band has ensured that type of activity doesn’t happen at the far west end of the block of businesses that occupy the stretch of Southwest Marine Drive. In 1991, Musqueam bought the former Fraser Arms hotel and recently renovated it into a liquor/cold beer and wine store. The band entered into a longterm lease with a third party to operate the business. A dollar store will soon open in the building. Grant contends the band has no commercial redevelopment interests for the property and that it could one day be demolished to accommodate an extension of the proposed interpretive park; the band has not had discussions about this with any property owners whose businesses are located between the Hacketts’ property and the former Fraser Arms land. “It’s a concept and long-term vision we’ve put forward at this point,” Grant says of the entire strip of businesses, which includes car dealerships and a theatre, being bought out by Musqueam to build a block-long park. “It’s something that we would look at later on. For now, we’re concentrating on [the Hacketts’] property.” Adds Grant: “I want to make it clear that this wouldn’t be just a First Nations park, it would be a park for all Vancouverites and the public to share.” Continued on page 6

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Continued from page 5 hen the Hacketts decided to redevelop their property, they knew full well it meant following the law outlined in permits and regulations regarding archaeological sites. Regulations state the developer is required to have portions of the site dug up by archaeologists to investigate for any remnants of historical significance. It’s a common practice whenever development is proposed on land that is on the provincial record as an archaeological site. Ransford says this is exactly what happened in 1998 when he worked for a developer building a townhouse complex in Tsawwassen’s Beach Grove. Ancestral remains believed to belong to the Semiahmoo and Tsawwassen bands were recovered during construction. Archaeologists removed the remains without protest, he says. Ransford knows of only two cases— one in Parksville (Craig Bay), the other in Mission (Hatzic Rock)—where the government bought out ancestral lands slated for development because of the archaeological significance of the sites. The Musqueam case has caught the attention of Maureen Enser, the executive director of the Urban Development Institute, who is watching to see what unfolds. The decision could set a precedent for any future situations where a private property owner wants to develop on land that has archaeological significance. To avoid such disputes, Enser’s ad-

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vice to the provincial government is to create a clear alternative for a property owner who may wish to reach a financial settlement instead of pursuing development of the land. “It’s already been pegged as a heritage site,” she says of the Hacketts’ property. “So when something was going to happen on it, instead of issuing the permits, the province should have said, ‘Right, this is pegged as a heritage site and we need to negotiate with the property owner and purchase it now.’ That would save all this grief.” Enser says the development community is looking to the province for leadership on this issue but doesn’t believe the Musqueam’s land swap proposal is the solution. “That would not be a solution that would hold out in future situations,” she says. “What would be nice to come out of this is a clear definition for future cases that may arise that clearly defines how to handle the process by which you resolve this problem.”

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or now, the peaceful protest continues—as does the support from First Nations in B.C. and across the country,

who receive updates on the dispute via the band’s use of Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. The band also posted an online petition that had more than 600 signatures on Thursday. Area residents have donated food for band members and motorists driving by the site continue to honk in support. The campaign got a big boost Tuesday afternoon when National Assembly of First Nations Chief Shawn Atleo joined Grand Chief Stewart Philip of the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs and Regional Chief Jody Wilson-Raybould at the site. “Standing strong is the legacy of our ancestors and we will not forsake their legacy in the face of development which seeks to destroy and disrespect our cultural heritage and our rights,” Atleo wrote in an open letter to the Musqueam. “The Assembly of First Nations supports the efforts of your leadership and will advocate strongly in support of today’s and future efforts.” The provincial government acknowledged the importance of reaching a resolution but wouldn’t speculate on a timeline. “What’s needed here is an agreement negotiated in patience and good faith,” says the ministry in the email to the Courier. “Any workable solution will need the support of all the affected parties.” mhowell@vancourier.com Twitter: @Howellings. See related photo gallery at

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Drummer keeps beat during Musqueam protest Micki Cowan

Contributing writer You might not have heard the name Noel Abrahams, but if you live by the Marpole Midden along southwest Marine Drive, there’s a good chance you’ve heard his music. He’s spent the past two weeks, both day and night, drumming and singing his message along with other drummers as part of a Musqueam protest of a proposed condo development on an aboriginal burial site. “Just sometimes I sleep,” he said. “But usually I’m just watching over the grounds and the people who come for the food, making sure everything is alright, no violence, no nothing.” Though he had a hint of tiredness in his eyes, the long-haired Abrahams smiled Tuesday as he sat on a chair by the road and cheered as drivers honked in support. When not cheering at cars or having a bite to eat, Abrahams drums—a skill he’s developed over the past 15 years after first learning it from the Friendship Centre at Hastings Street and Commercial Drive. Born in Haida Gwaii, Abrahams has lived with the Musqueam Nation since 1972, and his relationship with them compelled him to borrow drums from friends to sing and play music in support of the protest. The Musqueam want the development halted and the burial site preserved.

Noel Abrahams has spent the past two weeks drumming with the Musqueam protest along Southwest Marine Drive. photo Dan Toulgoet “I come here for the ancestors, I come here for the children, the elders of Musqueam in support,” he said. “To honour them for allowing me to grow up on their land the majority of my life.” The meaning of the songs that Abrahams and other drummers play around the clock varies.

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In the morning they sing a “coming of day” song, which says good morning to life, trees and bushes. “And in the city, cars, I don’t know,” said Abrahams with a laugh. “A lot of the songs are probably thousands of years old. They’ve been shared for so long that the majority of the songs are for celebration of life.”

Another “coming into the house” song is meant to intimidate. The drummers at Marpole protest sing a Haida version of the song used during an anti-logging protest at Lyell Island on the northwest coast of B.C. It’s now known as “the victory song.” “It’s a celebration for winning the protests over the land and it ended up turning into the anthem,” Abrahams said. “Imagine four or five hundred people singing it in the strongest singing you could ever have.” Although Abrahams is using a borrowed drum, he said he has a strong connection to his own, which was given to him by his uncle during a canoe journey. “He got my cousin to draw out a design and he got my other uncle to paint it. He calls it the fourHaida collaboration drum because I’m the one who plays it.” Abrahams credits Led Zeppelin and Deep Purple, introduced to him by his foster brother, for the development of his voice. “I started singing along with it and it made my voice stronger and stronger. By the time I started learning the Haida songs, my voice was really strong.” He says he’ll keep drumming and singing at the protest for as long as it takes to win. “I try hardest to keep us out of the negative and stay in the positive, and make sure that I continue to set an example for the next generation,” he said. mickicowan@gmail.com Twitter: mickicowan

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Federal Minister of Finance Jim Flaherty opened his mouth this week and a gusher of stupidity came out. If we could burn stupid like oil, we could run every car in Canada for a month on his latest remarks. Flaherty is apparently laying the groundwork for revamping Employment Insurance (EI), to force workers to take, essentially, the first job that comes along. “I was brought up in a certain way,” Flaherty said. “There is no bad job. The only bad job is not having a job. So I drove a taxi. You know, I refereed hockey. You do what you have to do to make a living.” There’s so much idiocy here, we’re going to have to take it point by point. • “There is no bad job.” Do you want to tell that to the families of the dead and brain-damaged workers who held jobs at Langley’s A-1 Mushroom farm and composting operation? There are a lot of horrible jobs in this country purely because the bosses ignore health and safety rules. People are killed every year in farming, forestry and mining, in warehouses, by truck crashes and by equipment malfunctions. Yet people take these jobs because they have few alternatives. Then fear of being fired usually keeps them from ratting out their bosses to the authorities. Forget danger, we all know there are jobs that are degrading and humiliating, where the boss is a jerk, where you are forced to work unpaid overtime, where your paycheque ar-

matthewclaxton rives late, where your tips are confiscated by management. This goes on every day in Canada. • “The only bad job is not having a job.” So the day Flaherty leaves his Ottawa office, we can expect to see him sitting by the Home Depot offering to perform day labour, or picking crops for $10 an hour, 12 hours a day? No? You think he’ll put on his suit and get himself a job in an office? Even though that might take a bit longer and be a better use of his talents as a self-important blowhard? It does not make sense for a medical secretary, or a trained welder, or a dentist, or a shipping clerk, to take a menial job right away just because it’s on offer. Those jobs tend to tire people out and leave them with little energy to search for a better position.

Our skills shortages are not going to be cured by more doctors taking jobs as cab drivers or skilled technicians working as janitors. • “So I drove a taxi. You know, I refereed hockey. You do what you have to do to make a living.” If Flaherty thinks those are bad jobs, he needs to take his well-padded backside out of his office and drive out to the country. Find a farmer. Tell him you’ll work for minimum wage picking rocks out of his fields. Find every rock bigger than a hen’s egg. Fill a wheelbarrow with rocks. Repeat. My father always claimed this was the worst work he had ever done. The easiest, he said, was driving a bus. Kind of like a cab… Jim Flaherty only imagines he knows what it’s like to work for a living. He displays contempt for anyone not willing to take “real work,” while his labour consists of pushing paper and telling other people what to do. If Flaherty wants to get people working, how about strengthening health and safety inspections, or funding improved transit to expand the prospects of workers with no cars, or helping those with foreign training get Canadian credentials faster? If Flaherty doesn’t support Canadians who want to work, who want meaningful, safe work that pays the bills, he should be fired himself. mclaxton@langleyadvance.com Twitter: @LangleyAdvance

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Fracking and shale cause grave concern During a recent public meeting on “fracking” at the Vancouver Public Library, a brief moment of irony broke the sober mood in the room. Ben Parfitt, resource policy analyst for the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, was discussing B.C.’s abundant fresh water and hydroelectric power—and the shale gas industry’s immense thirst for both—when a cellphone went off in the audience. The ringtone: the theme from The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, Sergio Leone’s 1966 spaghetti western filmed in the arid region of southern Spain. Hydraulic fracturing goes through water the way Simon Cowell goes through auditioning singers. Last year at B.C.’s Horn River Basin, “600 worth of Olympic pools of water were pressure pumped at just one multiwell site. There will be thousands such well sites developed if the industry is able to develop out the way it wants to,” Parfitt told the audience. The shale gas industry has a budget-busting thirst for energy, too. The one liquid natural gas facility approved for Kitimat involves a partnership between Encana, Apache Canada and EOG Resources. It will take eight per cent of all the power that is currently produced on our hydroelectric grid, says Parfitt. “The premier and the energy minister have stated it as a goal having three such facilities in the province by 2020, and that translates into a quarter of all the hydroelectric power in our province by an industry that will be consuming more and more water…” Much of the natural gas will be directed to Alberta for the production of the energy-andwater-intensive Tar Sands. Parfitt insists there’s nothing carbon-neutral about shale gas operations. They’re certainly not consumer-neutral. The demand for increased hydroelectricity production is coming from industry, yet residential rates are already much higher than industrial rates. In effect, British Columbians are subsidizing the oil and gas companies’ hydro consumption. The consumer may be getting the drill shaft in more ways than one. A front page New York Times report from last June, “Insiders Sound an Alarm Amid a Natural Gas Rush,” cites hundreds of industry emails and internal documents to warn of another economic bubble in the making. The size of North American gas reserves have reportedly been exaggerated, and some experts see the spectre of Enron-like accounting methods in the industry’s inflated projections. In a March investigative report in Rolling Stone magazine, journalist Jeff Goodell concludes

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geoffolson that fracking “is about producing cheap energy the same way the mortgage crisis was about helping realize the dreams of middle-class homeowners.” The primary profits for one of the biggest shale gas companies, Chesapeake Energy, come not from selling the gas itself, but from buying and flipping land. The company “is now the largest leaseholder in the United States, owning the drilling rights to some 15 million acres—an area more than twice the size of Maryland,” writes Goodell. A more immediate concern is the cocktail of toxic chemicals injected deep underground during fracking operations, and the cavalier approach of some companies to the environment. In 2010, the New York Times documented how shale gas drillers were emptying millions of gallons of toxic, chemical-laden wastewater into Pennsylvania’s rivers and streams. Prior to this, in the controversial 2010 film GasLand, inhabitants of the area complained about their foul-tasting, health-disrupting tap water, and indicated the mysterious deaths of wild animals and fish near their properties, which they had leased to fracking operations. An April report in the LA Times profiles a physician, Dr. Amy Pare, who found inorganic compounds—hippuric acid, phenol, and mandelic acid—in the urine of a dozen people living a half mile from a gas well near Avella, Pennsylvania. Yet incredibly, a new state law forbids health care professionals “from warning the community of water and air pollution that may be caused by fracking, but which also forbids them from telling their own patients what the physician believes may have led to their health problems,” observes author Walter Brasch. The Pennsylvania law requires fracking companies to supply information about chemicals and procedures to a statemaintained registry, but it also requires that health professionals must first sign non-disclosure agreements in requesting specific information from shale gas operators, supposedly to protect any corporate trade secrets. It sounds to me like The Gas, the Bad and the Ugly to me. www.olscribbler.wordpress.com

According to one reader, Westside Church congregants encounter “extremely simplistic” doctrines every Sunday. photo Dan Toulgoet To the editor:

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I agree with John Stackhouse in his thoughts about the Westside Church. They describe themselves as forward thinking, flexible, and creative in contrast to the conservative teachings of the Mennonite church with whom they are affiliated. I’m familiar with the Mennonite church. Some are very conservative, and others are more liberal. In my estimation, the Westside Church is much more conservative than the liberal/progressive Mennonite churches today. Westside’s teachings about abortion, gays and lesbians, marriage and divorce, and the role of women seem out of step with the year 2012 (shades of Alberta’s Wildrose Party, America’s Tea Party and TV evangelists). The rationalizations for their doctrines sound extremely simplistic, a result of the lack of rigorous theological training. As Stackhouse says, “So they have real trouble recognizing certain kinds of intellectual issues, let alone resolving them.” And performing baptisms? In the Mennonite church, this is usually performed by an ordained minister. I’m also wondering what their offerings are used for. The article insinuates that

many of their hip young members are not clear on the church’s stance on some of the most controversial issues, so they may not be remotely interested in where the money is going. Jan Benge, Vancouver

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To the editor: I write to comment on the article about the Westside Church. I merely wish to advise readers who may share ethical values but who do not hold religious beliefs that there is an alternative weekly social activity, instead of church, in which they can easily participate. For those who would like to discuss secular ideas with knowledgeable and sympathetic fellow travellers, the B.C. Humanist Association meets every Sunday morning (and has done for years) from 10 a.m. to noon in the Seniors Centre at Oakridge Mall, 41st and Cambie. You do not have to be a member to attend. The meeting, the coffee, the parking, and the welcome are all free, although donations are requested to offset the cost of renting the room. Glenn M. Hardie, Vancouver

Kid likes skaters, man loves to skate

To the editor: Re: “Central Park—Skate and destroy,” May 9. I am eight-years-old and I live close to the skate park at Mount Pleasant and I go there every day. The skaters are very nice and sometimes teach me stuff. One time, one of the skaters gave me skate boarding stickers and gave my friend some wheels for his skateboard. I don’t see people littering. One day I saw one of the skaters cleaning up all the garbage around the park. My friends skate there with me and we don’t have problems with the older skaters. We all share the park. I am very happy to have

the skate park so close to my house. Ruben Eppel, Vancouver

••• To the editor: What Linda Darling does not realize is that us grown men were all once little kids who had to sit to the side when the big boys came to play. This may seem cruel to an outsider, but this is when kids with a genuine interest in skateboarding watch and learn. After a while, they will realize there’s an etiquette and if they follow it there will be nothing but encouragement from the other skaters. The park is new and very small so it gets busy fast, nothing

you can do about that, but wait for the novelty to wear off. Darling compares us to dogs, but states “the only times the little ones can use the park is when their fathers are home to defend their territory.” Territory is something dogs mark on fire hydrants. This is a public park open to everyone, not just the residents of Mount Pleasant. What do you suppose would happen if little Jimmy and Pa went to go play catch in the middle of a field where people are playing soccer? Probably a lot of foul-mouthed soccer players. Kevin Marat, Vancouver

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Centre celebrates 60th anniversary Micki Cowan Contributing writer Residents and staff at the George Pearson Centre on West 57th Avenue are looking back to the ’50s this week as they celebrate the centre’s 60th anniversary. The centre opened in 1952 between Cambie and Heather streets as the Pearson Tuberculosis hospital, but has long since expanded to serve residents who require specialized assistance for severe disabilities. Anniversary celebration events include a soda shop party, a photo display and an open house. One resident celebrating is Joy Kjellbotn, who’s lived at the centre for 39 of Pearson’s 60 years as a postpolio patient. Although she’s had the opportunity to leave after becoming a permanent resident in 1973, she chose to stay. “After my family moved, siblings married and mom and dad retired, there were no accessible housing options at that time,” said Kjellbotn, who was a patient at the facility in 1956. “I came back here, and although I could have moved out since then, I haven’t. I’ve chosen to stay here because I can relax.” Kjellbotn attended the celebration’s soda shop party, held Tuesday, which brought in an Elvis impersonator. “One of the recreation staff’s nephew is Ben Klein, who is an Elvis impersonator,” said Sarah Wenman, a member of the Resident Council at the George Pearson Centre. “He came today and they had milkshakes.” The main event open house was scheduled for Thursday, May 17, and was intended for people who have been involved with the centre, past or present, The gallery display is ongoing and includes photos and artifacts from Pearson’s early days, with many of the pictures taken by former

I’VE CHOSEN TO STAY HERE BECAUSE I CAN RELAX.” Joy Kjellbotn

Pearson photographer Phil Goodis. “Because Pearson is so huge and has been around for so long, some stuff has not been thrown out,” said Wenman. “People in facilities and other departments gathered things from their dusty corners, then we pulled it all out and compiled it.” One of the items on display is a full-body heart and lung machine that helped patients like Kjellbotn. Due to much improved technology, she now has a compact ventilator and can leave the facility when she likes. Although the centre’s longevity is a cause for celebration, the facility’s advanced age is something new manager Romilda Ang will likely have to deal with in the upcoming years. Anna Marie D’Angelo, senior media relations officer at Vancouver Coastal Health, said the health authority recognizes the facility is not meeting the needs of patients and should be replaced, but much more planning needs to be done. For now, Ang said she hopes the next 10 years will bring more holistic care for the residents and a more home-like environment. “I think right now we do a wonderful job with their physical and medical needs, but I’m not so sure we’re there yet in terms of meeting their psychological or their social or their emotional and spiritual needs,” said Ang. “I’d like to see a place where residents feel really supported in all aspects of their needs.” mickicowan@gmail.com Twitter: @mickicowan

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Congestion along the popular and often crowded seawall intensifies near English Bay in the West End outside a new beachfront restaurant, but Vision Vancouver parks board commissioner Aaron Jasper says the problem doesn’t “all lie at the feet of the Cactus Club.” Jasper is seeking ways to “minimize conflict” along the most crowded areas of the 26-kilometre sea wall, including outside the new Cactus Club location. “We have several areas across the system where we have problems,” said Jasper, who lives in the West End. “That area, before the Cactus Club opened, is always a bit dodgy with respect to navigating pedestrians, cyclists and roller bladers.” Solutions may include better signs and coloured pavement. “All ideas will be explored,” he said. The timing coincides with the pending review of bicycle, rollerblade and pedestrian traffic in Stanley Park, which is expected later this summer. The Cactus Club Café opened March 2

All-INCLUSIVE on Beach Drive at the busy intersection of Davie and Denman streets. On May 7, the West End Residents Association (WERA) drew attention to the restaurant’s much criticized crowd control and improper use of a commercial and passenger loading zone. Jasper said WERA’s concerns, which were posted online, gave the wrong impression. “For someone who doesn’t live in the West End or someone who doesn’t access the seawall on a regular basis, someone might get the impression that everything was fine down there before the Cactus Club arrived,” he said. He considers the Cactus Club a good neighbour. A preliminary development plan, which was later amended, prevented passenger drop-of and pick-up out front the restaurant in the commercial loading zone. Following WERA’s letter, the valet service will no longer access this loading zone and crowd control has also been adapted. —mstewart@vancourier.com Twitter: @MHStewart

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Pauline Johnson only known person buried legitimately in Stanley Park since 1886

Ninety-year-old statue honours First Nations icon Jonny Wakefield Contributing writer

Most Vancouverites know where to find Siwash Rock. But if it wasn’t for the person buried nearby, its name and story could well have been lost to time. May 26 marks the 90th anniversary of the unveiling of the memorial in Stanley Park to Pauline Johnson, a complex figure who is at once one of the city’s most famous poets, an early feminist and a First Nations advocate. Johnson is perhaps most famous for her work The Legends of Vancouver. A collection of Coast Salish legends about the area’s people and geography. The stories were related to her by Chief Joseph Capilano of the Squamish First Nation. In the legends, Siwash Rock was “a warrior man... a man who fought for everything that was noble and upright.” Johnson was born in Brantford, Ont. in 1861. Her mother was white, and her father was a Mohawk chief

of the Six Nations. She was educated by her mother in Western literature and wrote poetry from a early age. She made a name for herself performing and publishing her poetry in Ontario before moving to Vancouver in 1909. According to Carole Gerson, a professor in the English department at Simon Fraser University, Johnson reached across complex cultural divides in the early history of Vancouver. “She was given the role of a First Nations champion,” said Gerson. “There were very few highly educated, articulate, visible First Nations social figures at the time—especially female.” Johnson’s talents were more than literary. Gerson coauthored a book on Johnson with University of B.C. Women’s Studies professor Veronica Strong-Boag called Paddling Her Own Canoe. Johnson was renowned for her skill with a paddle. Johnson was eventually diagnosed with breast cancer.

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In the lead up to her death, the Women’s Canadian Club raised money to publish Legends of Vancouver, which ran in serialized format in the Vancouver Province. A phenomenal 10,000 copies were sold, according to Gerson. When she passed away in March 1913, the Globe and Mail ran the story of her death on the front page. “When she died, the day of her funeral was declared a civic holiday, and there are photos of thousands of people watching her funeral procession,” said Gerson. “That didn’t happen very often in Vancouver.” Johnson is the only known person to be buried legitimately in Stanley Park since it became a park in 1886. The Friends of the Vancouver Archives Society is inviting people to visit the memorial, located near Siwash Rock and the Teahouse, between 10 a.m. and noon this Saturday. The archives recently acquired the original plans for the 1922 monument, accord-

May 26 marks the 90th anniversary of the Pauline Johnson memorial in Stanley Park. photo Dan Toulgoet ing to board member Jolene Cumming. The blueprints were recently discovered and donated to the city by J.B. Newall Memorials, the origi-

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Although a ranking website called Walk Score has deemed Vancouver one of the most bike-friendly cities in Canada, city hall isn’t stopping while its on a roll—five more bike lane projects were approved Wednesday for various streets by the end of the year. Sections will be added to 45th Avenue between Ontario and Nanaimo Streets, the Dumfries Bikeway between 37th and 59th Avenue, the Ridgeway Greenway between Nanaimo and Rupert Street, the North Arm Trail between Cambie and Ontario Street, and to the Adanac Bikeway on Union Street at Hawks Avenue. The overall cost of the projects, approved by a city hall committee, will be $3 million. Director of transportation for the City of Vancouver, Jerry Dobrovolny, said the projects will all be started this year and most will be completed by December. “This week we were ranked number one in Canada for all the major cities for biking facilities and topography and culture, so bike-ability ranked highest in Canada,” said Dobrovolny when asked if he thought Vancouver is well-equipped for cyclists. The Seattle-based Walk Score website ranks North American cities on their friendliness to pedestrians. Its recent bike ranking of cities was created in association with academic and health researchers. At least one avid cyclist, Conrad Brown, agrees that Vancouver is easy to get around in by bike. While he doesn’t use bike lanes that often on his three to four trips per week,

Bike infrastructure will be added to 45th Avenue between Ontario and photo Dan Toulgoet Nanaimo Streets. he said they’re helpful amenities. “I think they’re probably good at getting people who don’t normally feel safe on the road to ride,” he said. “You can bike all year around here. You can bike in the rain. It’s not fun, but you can do it.” But not everyone agrees the projects are a good idea. At Wednesday’s committee meeting at city hall, Rose Templeton, a resident of the area near the 45th Avenue project, said the projects are a waste of tax dollars. “We’ve lived there for 47 years and the bikers are very few and far in between,” said Templeton. “There’s too much waste there. There are other things that are more important to be done.” Another resident of the area, Min Lu, spoke up in opposition to the re-

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Bylaw prohibits cycling ‘while wearing headphones’

Cops crack down on distracted drivers Jonny Wakefield Contributing writer

During the month of May, Vancouver police have been cracking down on distracted drivers, issuing more tickets to motorists engaged in dangerous behind-the-wheel behaviour like texting or wearing earphones. And though they said it’s uncommon for bicyclists to be ticketed, cycling advocates are urging new bikers to avoid the same digital distractions. “My file cabinet sort of goes up and down, cyclically, in accordance with the increase in seasonal cycling,” said personal injury attorney David Hay. Hay, who bills himself as the “Bike Lawyer,” said he sees an uptick in serious injury cases during the spring, when cyclist traffic increases due to the nice weather and Bike to Work week, which starts May 28. He said he works between 75 and 125 cases a year. He said distraction is almost always a factor in collisions between vehicles and motorists. “Momentary distraction can lead to catastrophic consequences,” he said. Some distractions are worse than others. “Texting on a bike is the worst danger I’ve seen,” said Anthony Floyd, a longtime cyclist who lives in Kitsilano. “I’ve seen that a half dozen or more times recently—someone

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riding along, looking down at their phone, their thumbs are going, no hands on the handle bars. They’re just not paying any attention to where they’re going.” Floyd has been a bicycle commuter for 15 years. His current ride takes him from the area around the Vancouver General Hospital to UBC. He said he often sees this kind of behaviour from inexperienced cyclists. While texting is the most distracting activity he sees, it’s not the most common. “Riding with earbuds in, that’s across the spectrum,” he said. “I think there are quite a few experienced cyclists who ride with the buds in.” A city bylaw makes it illegal to bike on Vancouver roads “while wearing headphones” or “any other manufactured device capable of transmitting sound.” But no one at HUB— formerly the Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition—had heard of the bylaw being enforced, according to Raema Quam, director of programs and development .

Neither had Hay, though he said headphones come up in his practise. He said that self-induced sensory deprivation is often the foundation of a case of contributory negligence—where defence attorneys for drivers argue that cyclists contributed to their own harm. Floyd points to public safety campaigns in other cities that warn cyclists and pedestrians to be alert. In London, England, a series of grim public advertisements made the argument that “Your headphones could kill you.” Hay said Vancouver cyclists could use a similar wake-up call. “The vast majority of cyclists don’t expect to be in any kind of situation giving rise to any serious injuries or trauma,” he said. “I can say that my clients, without exception, have had their bubbles burst. My clients are not going to leave my office and put their headphones on.” Bike to work week starts May 28. Twitter: @jonnywakefield jontwakefield@comcast.net

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down from $650,000 last year. “It’s a nominally low amount of money,” Reimer said. “You couldn’t even pave an extra plaza for $300,000.” South Hill has budgeted $15,000 for Hot Tubs. The BIA will kick in $5,000. The city’s contribution is still being negotiated, according to Karpio. The city tried relatively informal street closures in 2009 but the initiative was unpopular with business owners on Commercial Drive. The city started devoting a section of Granville Street to pedestrians in 2010. “[The Downtown Vancouver] BIA, the first year we did this, they actually came to council to speak against it,” Reimer said. “Granville wasn’t even one of the streets and they’re like please don’t, it’s just bad for business generally to close down any road at any time,” Reimer said. “Within two years they’re investing a very substantial amount of money into it.” Charles Gauthier, executive director of the DVBIA, conceded Reimer’s point. “I’ll be the first to admit sometimes the business community is not necessarily going to be at the front of the pack on every single issue,” he said. “We’ve got to try things out and I think sometimes it does need to be rebranded in a different way.” Businesses now favour sponsoring free activities that draw Vancouverites downtown during summer months when they might otherwise frequent the mountains, parks and beaches, according to Reimer. For information about VIVA Vancouver events in other neighbourhoods, see Vancouver.ca. crossi@vancourier.com Twitter: @Cheryl_Rossi


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Father’s scan revealed large, late-stage tumour

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Holly Anderson’s father may have cancerous brain tumours, but he feels lucky. She feels fortunate, too, because they know others are less blessed. “Although he has a brain tumour and that’s not the best news in the world, we’ve tried to make it in such a way that we can do something about it,” Anderson said. “And the Brain Tumour Foundation has helped me to do that.” Anderson has galvanized a team called Neuro Nurses to participate in the 2012 Vancouver Spring Sprint on Sunday, May 27, to raise money for the London, Ont.based Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada. Celebrating its 30th anniversary, the foundation hopes to exceed the $1.6 million raised across Canada last year to help with information, support and research involving brain tumours. Her father Peter, a 64-year-old ski instructor and fly fishing guide who lives in Canmore, Alta., behaved abnormally last summer. He suffered a severe headache the week before a trip in October and made a doctor’s appointment for the following Monday. He experienced slight left-side paralysis while he was away. A scan later revealed he had a large, late-stage tumour in his right temporal lobe. He was airlifted to Calgary where the tumour was removed. “He’s really been lucky in that he regained all of his functioning,” Anderson said. The 25-year-old first-semester nursing student at the University of B.C. subsequently assumed the charity coordinator role through the nursing undergraduate society. She’s since represented the Brain Tumour Foundation at social and sports events. Her mother has received individual support through the foundation’s toll-free phone line, and the organization gave Holly’s parents a handbook that includes information about tumours, practical tips and side ef-

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Reader asks realtor about commissions debabbey This week we have a question from Steve who lives on the East Side. He asks: Q: My wife and I are looking to downsize from our house on the East Side to a townhouse/condo. I am struggling with the escalation in real estate agent fees. For example, the standard charge for selling this house if it sells for $1 million will be $29,500. Our house sold in 2004 for $600,000 and the fee at that time would have been $22,000. In my business, if I had a client in 2004 and did a project for $22K, today I would charge that same client $25,777 (I increase my rates in step with the consumer price index each year). It seems that real estate agents are charging a $3,700 premium for doing the same work to sell the same house. If I go further back to when I sold

my house in North Vancouver in 1995 (which I think is comparable) the premium is now over $7,000. I’m sure this is not a new issue for you, but I would appreciate your perspective. On a different front, it got me thinking what it would be like if I sold my own house. I am curious—although not really serious—as to what happens to the buying agent’s fee when there is no selling agent (or fee)? A: I think we’re talking about apples and oranges here. If, as is the case in many parts of the U.S. and some parts of Canada, your house had not appreciated in value, the commission would be the same today as it was in 2004. Or if real estate prices had increased at the same rate as the Consumer Price Index, commissions would have increased at that rate as well. Commissions then, as now, were negotiable, but typically around seven per cent on the first $100,000 and 2.5 per cent on the balance. By my reckoning, in 2004, you would have paid $19,500 or 3.25 per cent. Since your home has significantly appreciated in value, the commission, as you have noted would be $29,500 or 2.95 per cent. The difference is based

entirely on the increase in your property value on Vancouver’s East Side. (Note: the seller pays the commission, which is typically split between the listing and selling agents with slightly more going to the listing agent.) Of course, as I mentioned, commissions are entirely negotiable. Since sellers pay the commission, it is up to them to determine how much value they will receive from the listing agent. There are discount options that usually offer a flat fee with additional charges for promotional materials and other advertising. And of course some people choose the For Sale by Owner (FSBO) option. All of these are possible. At this time, most sellers choose full-service realtors but the marketplace is continuously evolving. I’ve read a lot about how easy it is for realtors these days. One column said that today’s buyers search the internet, find houses or apartments they want to look at and only talk to their realtor when they want to look inside. That hasn’t been my experience. The agents that I work with are very hands-on with their clients and provide a lot of expertise about many aspects of Vancouver

real estate, including building integrity (think leaky condos!), contract law, valuation, contract negotiation, financing, contingency funds, strata council issues, zoning, government programs and more. On the listing side, the new era of real estate sales has made internet marketing including professional floorplans, photos, video and virtual tours, on-line feature sheets, weblinks, QR codes and other promotional materials, a key component of the marketing plan for any property. These are not inexpensive

and the costs are usually born by the realtor. Your second question was about the FSBO option and the buyers’ agent’s fee. Depending on the market, sellers often offer an inducement to buyers’ agents to show their property. I have seen both cash and commission offered. The rationale being that if an agent has been working with a buyer for some time, they will be more motivated to show your property if there is some compensation. Since this is the only way they get paid, it’s just common sense. Buyers can, of

course, pay the agent themselves if they find a FSBO property, but I expect that this all evens out in terms of the eventual selling price. So, if you sell your own house, you won’t have to pay the listing agents commission but may want to offer something to the buyer’s agent. Deb Abbey is a real estate agent at Royal LePage City Centre in Vancouver. She’s the author of two books on sustainable investment. You can contact Abbey through her website: abbeypartners.ca or email questions to deb@ abbeypartners.ca.

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If you’re bored, you could use more challenge and you need to pick up the pace. If you’re mentally and physically exhausted at the end of the day, your pace and workload are overwhelming. If you lose your focus or feel restless at different points in the day, you may need a break. We can get so accustomed to a fast pace that we may never think about slowing down in order to do things right. We can run on a treadmill for five or more days of the week and long for our brief weekends and distant holidays. I think weekends and holidays are great for spending extended time with the people you love. Yet we shouldn’t wait that long to find balance and rest in our lives. To prevent the cumulative effects of unremitting stress, we need to balance each day. We can’t wait for the weekends. We need our morning recess, lunch and mid-afternoon breaks. It doesn’t have to be a game of tetherball or a full-scale workout. A change of tasks, a healthy snack, your favourite music or a stretching break may suffice. Our bodies are machines that need fuel throughout the day. We don’t have big tanks that we can fill with one big meal. To keep our bodies and minds running smoothly, we need daily exercise (at least a good walk) and regular healthy meals. Attend to the pace of your thoughts— with the goal of being fully present in every waking moment. I encourage medical students to be mindful with each encounter with a patient so that we may be totally focused on the needs of the patient before us. I teach them to view handwashing as a mindful ritual; in this transition between patients, we ensure that we have been complete and thorough with the patient we have just seen and fully awake for the next. This makes us more empathic listeners, better diagnosticians and safer health care providers. How is the pace of your day? How present are you in the moments that make up your life? Dr. Davidicus Wong is a physician and writer. His Healthwise column appears regularly in this paper. You can find his posts at davidicuswong.wordpress.com and listen to his Positive Potential Medicine podcasts at wgrnradio.com.

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What are the biggest issues facing inner-city kids? Simply put, the biggest issue facing inner-city kids is poverty, which is a very significant barrier. The kids we support come from families who, after they pay for their housing, have next to no money for anything else and often that includes food. So there is no money for warm clothes, running shoes, bus fare, let alone for sports, recreation, music lessons or camp. And as inner-city educators will tell you, this has a major effect on the self-esteem of these kids. That’s one of the saddest things for me. How do we solve poverty? We absolutely need to make systemic changes to solve poverty—like addressing the issues of a living wage and the high cost of housing and childcare. B.C. has had the highest rate of child poverty in Canada for the last eight years, yet we’re one of the few provinces that don’t have a provincial poverty reduction plan. What’s you biggest accomplishment? To me it’s CLICK still be-

ing here after eight years, running totally on volunteer power, trying to get the word out that we can’t have hundreds of kids in our city left behind because of poverty. Biggest setback? Probably our last concert a couple of years ago that made next to no money. I realized I should stop trying to be an impresario and that we had to focus on other fundraising strategies. Biggest success? It would have to be raising around $200,000 for programs that give children hope that their lives can get better. What does success look like? Probably that there’s less of a need for CLICK because governments have made the changes needed to help families get out of poverty. Best life lesson you’ve learned? Never, ever give up. In the early struggling years of building CLICK there were a lot of nights I’d be lying awake thinking, “What the heck am I trying to do?” yvrflee@hotmail.com

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poverty on at-risk kids, Atyeo decided something needed to be done. Once herself a single mom, she and other concerned friends founded CLICK (Contributing to Lives of Inner City Kids), a foundation that works to improve the lives of underprivileged youth. “I saw a lot of kids with very little in life whose families didn’t have the money to provide even the

Catherine Atyeo helped found CLICK (Contributing to photo Joshua McVeity Lives of Inner City Kids).


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1. All-inclusive resorts, decaying buildings, 1950s cars and a guy called Castro are what we imagine when we think of Cuba. Dancer and tour guide Chen Lizra reveals the truth as outlined in her book My Seductive Cuba at a talk May 19 at 2 p.m. at Indigo Chapters on Robson Street.

2. Get a babysitter. Musician Buck 65, who also moonlights as a host on CBC Radio 2, rolls into the Venue Friday night to celebrate 20 Odd Years with guest Rolla Olak. It’s an early show (7 p.m.), which means even parents of toddlers should be able to stay awake for it. Tickets at Zulu and Red Cat Records, at the door ($25) or through ticketweb.ca. 3. Javanese and Sundanese gamelan music hounds, listen up. We know you’re out there. Gong! The Gamelan Festival wraps up May 20 with Gamelan Alligator Joy and Gamelan Si Pawit at the Wong Theatre at SFU Woodwards at 8 p.m. Tickets at Banyen Books, Highlife, sfuwoodwards.ca or at the door (cash only.)

kudos & kvetches Enough of the potty talk already

A colleague of Team K&K recently attended a Whitecaps game with their family, which includes two cute, lovable, adorable and precocious young daughters. According to our colleague, they enjoyed themselves—the weather was warm, the game was exciting and the hot dogs cooked to pig lip per fection. It was a special night, except for one thing: the F-bombs dropped by other fans in the stands like the U.S. Air Force over Afghanistan. We’re hip, we’re cool, we get it. The word that starts with F and rhymes with duck is an ancient Anglo-Saxon utterance that just feels so fugging right on certain occasions. Usable as a noun, verb, adjective, adverb or simple exclamation, it’s a robust and versatile piece of linguistic kit. It can be combined with other words—for example prefixes like mother-, and suffixes like –tard. It can be used to express dismay, such as when the cat pees on the bed for the fifth time in a month; bafflement, such as when the cat walks right past his litter box

and directly for your bedroom after you’ve attempted to bribe him with treats; anger, when the cat still refuses to use his litter box; and simple relief, when the cat cuts you some slack and uses the bathtub instead. Oh, you cute little fracker. But this ver y helpful four-letter word also has its limits, and those include its usage in public. So we’re amazed at how often we hear it in daily life. At the game, on SkyTrain, in the lineup at Blenz, in church. OK, maybe not at Blenz. It’s dropped in both casual conversation at work and in print in esteemed entertainment weeklies full of helpful club listings. We’ve heard it from teens at pizza joints, guys in expensive suits at bars and mothers pushing strollers. And we think it’s time we freaking stopped because despite this word being flexible and strong, like that partner we’ve been saving ourselves for since Grade 10 in Nanaimo, it’s offensive in public. No really, it is, especially when those hearing it are not part of the conversation and have not consented to its introduction. It’s a bit like weed in that way—

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fun and possibly liberating (so we hear), but also stinky and potentially nauseating, and its usage in social situations totally depends on mutual consent. We know some people will disagree. But those are likely the same people who display a stunning and selfish sense of entitlement and bring their dogs into Safeway or wear ballcaps. Back at the Whitecaps game, our colleague’s family protested to the offending fellow fans and pointed out the presence of children in the stands. Unbelievably, they got nowhere, and one doorknob suggested the girls couldn’t be protected forever. (Hey, thanks for the parenting tip, butthead.) We’re not sure when public sensibilities changed and individual citizens stopped caring about the sensitivities of others and decided being social douchebags was the height of civility, but we’d like it changed back. A polite society that cares about language in public discourse is a caring society. A coarse society that elevates bloody minded selfishness and a limited vocabular y is simply and truly f**ked.


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René Syler a.k.a. Good Enough Mother author and former CBS anchorwoman was the keynote speaker at CEO Wendy Slavin’s final Canadian Breast Cancer Awareness Day Luncheon.

From social worker to SALONTEA owner, Sarah Ambrose is set to turn over a new leaf and peddle New York-based designer teas.

Fred Ken Lum’s series of pie charts headlined Centre A Contemporary Asian Art Gallery founder Hank Bull and executive director Haema Sivanesan’s 13th gala.

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Canadian art is hot! Heffel Fine Art’s David Heffel auctioned off masterpieces such as Emily Carr’s Eagle Totem at their spring auction expected to generate $9-12 million.

Charting success: Ken Lum’s series of six large pie charts headlined Centre A’s 13th gala dinner and auction held in the Downtown Eastside. The contemporary Asian art gallery’s soiree drew a capacity crowd of collectors and art enthusiasts looking to covet a piece of the sought after pie. Most were denied as auctioneer and Centre A founder Hank Bull sold the entire collection to pollster Angus Reid’s sibling Mark. The popular work contributed to the nearly $70,000 netted for the Hastings Street gallery’s continued promotion of contemporary Asian artists. Last lunch: As the daughter of two breast cancer survivors, René Syler underwent a highly publicized preventive mastectomy in 2007. The former CBS Early Show anchorwoman was the keynote speaker at the 20th and final Breast Cancer Awareness Day Luncheon. Wendy Slavin, CEO of the Breast Cancer Foundation, broke the news to guests who filed into the Hotel Vancouver for the charity event. High note: This past year the Vancouver Bach Choir—under the baton of Les Dala—has successfully mounted a quartet of major works including Haydn’s The Creation. Prior to their Mother’s Day performance, the 150-member ensemble hosted its Dirty Thirties benefit at Heritage Hall. Yours truly emceed the Bach bash that celebrated the choir’s eight decades of presenting the world’s favourite symphonic choral works. Hear Fred Mondays 8:20 a.m. on CBC Radio’s The Early Edition AM690 and 88.1FM; Email: yvrflee@hotmail.com.

Artistic Directors Carol Higgins (Carousel) and Katrina Evans (Touchstone) have seen their annual Lawyer Show benefit generate over $500,000 for the arts since its inception.

Lawyers by day, thespians by night Roger Watts and Ashley Syer starred in The Lawyer Show’s Guys & Dolls benefit for Touchstone and Carousel Theatres.

Bach Choir Musical director Les Dala and Winnie Miles welcomed guests to their Dirty Thirties-themed party at Heritage Hall.

Sopranos Anne-Marie Thorne and Wilma Paton donned 1930s fashions in support of the long-running Vancouver Bach Choir.


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You have to hand it to Hervé Martin. When it came time to move his long-established Hermitage away from Robson, he knew exactly what to do. He closed it down. The Hermitage’s long and celebrated path was run. Once a hangout for lawyers and judges from the law courts down the street, especially since the economic shift, Hermitage was a victim of the times. Martin understood that the era of formal dining had come and gone, at least for now. And that it was time for something different. Within a few months last year, the former chef to the King of Belgium and his loyal team had gutted and refurbished the premises at Main and 23rd Avenue that are now the French Table. The comfortable pistachioand burgundy-trimmed bistro sports much more of a down home, neighbourhood feel, devoid of white linen, with glass-topped tables instead. Banquettes run the length of the long walls and the light wood chairs are country style. The simple room is less cluttered than its predecessor,

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Hervé Martin’s French Table on Main Street is a less formal, simpler bistro than photo Tim Pawsey his long-established Hermitage, which he closed last year. with plenty of room between tables reflecting the fewer number of seats. The bar is more spacious, a centrepiece with five stools for comfortable casual dining. And while a wall of wine still yields good labels, choices lean to the more affordable, although Martin advises there are some first growths tucked away for the heavy hitters. The deliberately understated surroundings complement a cuisine style that remains true to its French roots, but now with a more rustic touch. Several of the Hermitage classics have made the trip from downtown in some form or other, including pan-fried sweetbreads, escargots, coq au vin and a duck confit cassoulet with Toulouse sau-

sage that’s turned out to be the house best seller. Highlights from our visit ranged from a roasted beet and pickled fennel salad with goat cheese and spicy maple nut crust, equally copious, coarse paté de campagne and pickled vegetables, the everpopular sweetbreads with intriguing kholrabi remoulade; and a wide-ranging platter of cold meats and salamis from Drews Driessen. A New York steak frite with peppercorn sauce was flavourful with addictive fries, while a trio of seared scallops came prettily arranged with a apple garlic emulsion. Prices ($12-$25) are entirely reasonable and the well-seasoned staff cosset customers old and new with the same happy familiarity.

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Kiera Hill started dancing with Arts Umbrella’s professional program when she was in Grade 6. She and other dancers will perform a challenging repertoire in the company’s Season Finale at the Playhouse May 25 and 26. I’m having a rough day, but yes, I really do enjoy this and I want to continue.” Hill has had rough days in the past. The 19-year-old concedes she has dropped other things for dance.

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learned a lot from that process,” Hill said. “Everyone has their set comfortable way of moving and for me, personally, that is not at all the kind of movement that Lesley likes. So I had to completely re-analyze every step and try to figure out how she wanted it done rather than how I would do it in a way that was comfortable for me.” But it’s work Hill loves. “I really like the intense hard work every day,” she said. “After a performance I am just completely emotionally and physically exhausted and I feel like I’ve just given everything, and on stage, I feel like I can be completely open and honest and I’m not really holding anything back, and I really like that feeling of freedom that you’re not always worried about what other people are thinking.” Arts Umbrella is a non-profit arts education centre for children and youth age two to 19. It caters to children of all artistic interests, socio-economic backgrounds and skill levels. The Arts Umbrella Dance Company, under the direction of Artemis Gordon, functions like a professional dance company that turns out contemporary dancers trained in a hybrid of classical ballet and modern dance. Graduates have gone on to join Ballet BC and Noord Nederlandse Dans in the Netherlands. Evening performances at 600 Hamilton St. start at 8 p.m., with a matinee performance at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Ticket prices range from $15 to $30. For more information, see artsumbrella.com or ticketstonight.ca. crossi@vancourier.com Twitter: @Cheryl_Rossi

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“When I went to Magee, all my other friends went to another high school so I was all alone,” she said. “And then when I was younger… I was in gymnastics and violin and swimming… As time went on, things kind of fell away and I had to make choices and ultimately I wanted to dance.” Her devotion has paid off. She and Arts Umbrella dancers Emily Chessa and Scott Fowler will apprentice with Ballet BC next season. But for now, Hill’s focused on rehearsals for the Season Finale that’s part of Expressions Festival 2012, which features performances and exhibitions from all of Arts Umbrella’s visual, media and performing arts programs. She’ll dance a duet in choreographer James Kudelka’s upbeat “Lauper” piece and a solo in “Shadow Boxes,” a highly physical number choreographed by Stephen Shropshire, artistic director of Noord Nederlandse Dans. She’ll also perform in pieces by Simone Orlando, Cherise Barton and Cherise’s choreographer sister, Aszure Barton. “It’s a very theatrical piece, which is challenging for us because we don’t do that many theatrical pieces,” Hill said of Aszure’s composition. “To make it so that it’s not fake and put on, you have to really be honest.” The audience will see sharper movements performed in Lesley Telford’s work. “She has a really specific type of movement that she wants and it’s really hard to get. We had a three-week process with her that was really, really good, but really, really challenging and we all

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Six national team players compete Friday in Whitecaps home opener

Team Canada balanced, confident, fun Megan Stewart Staff writer Eat, sleep, practise. Polish toenails. Practise. Play. This is the prescription for the women’s national soccer team as they prepare for the London Summer Games and set their sights on an Olympic medal. “Our motto on our team is look good, feel good, play good,” said Desiree Scott, a clever, high-energy midfielder for both Canada and the Whitecaps women’s team. “On and off the pitch, we’re a tightknit group and that helps us on the field if we get along off it,” she said. Canada is staging its residency in Vancouver, where six players also compete for the Vancouver Whitecaps in the W-League of the United Soccer Leagues. In addition to Scott, Vancouver’s Shannon Woeller plays for the Caps, as do Melanie Booth, Kaylyn Kyle, Brittany Timko and Chelsea Stewart. Team Canada practised Tuesday afternoon in Richmond. Wednesday morning these six athletes were in Burnaby, resting but picking up tactical lessons from Whitecaps coach Jesse Symons. Thursday morning they were at Jericho Beach Park, training again with Canada. That evening they scrimmaged in Burnaby. Friday night they kick off their Caps W-League season opener against the Colorado Rush. The two programs co-ordinate although the national team takes priority in the weeks before the Summer Olympics. “It’s a big preparation stage for us right now,” said Scott. “It’s great to stay connected with our local club.

Desiree Scott said national team coach John Herdman has increased photo Dan Toulgoet her confidence. The national team is taking a bit of precedence but we’re pumped to play for the Whitecaps, as well, when we can.” Leading up to the World Cup last summer, the national team trained

and lived in Rome for three months. Head coach Carolina Morace, who is Italian, was fired after the team failed to meet expectations and advance out of the opening group stage. The new leadership of head coach

John Herdman introduced a different tone, said Scott, and the Vancouver residency brings a more familiar atmosphere. “Who wouldn’t want to spend a few months [in Rome] to train? But it is great to be at home where you have use of your cellphone and where you can have that balanced lifestyle where you’re working hard on the pitch and see your friends or family if you want to. That balanced aspect is so much better having us in Canada.” There are more positive changes, Scott said. “For me, personally, under John, he’s given me a confidence I didn’t have before. He’s made the program fun again. We’re all just so pumped to be here, so pumped to train every day and it’s a happier environment here, for sure, and we’re loving it.” The team bonds over group dinners and at-home spa treatments. Scott likes her nails “as bright pink as you can get.” Whitecaps head coach Symons said his squad benefits from the focus and experience of the national team players and recognizes the “big picture” of Canada’s Olympic aspirations. “It’s an exciting time,” he said. The Whitecaps were humbled last weekend in their season opener against the Victoria Highlanders, who won only one game last year but started this summer campaign with a 3-2 victory over Vancouver. The Whitecaps W-League home opener against the Rush begins 7:30 p.m. Friday at McLeod Athletic Park in Langley. mstewart@vancourier.com Twitter: @MHStewart

Kyle Nguyen captures national wrestling silver Megan Stewart

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John Oliver Joker Kyle Nguyen will be a Wesman in September. The high-achieving captain of the high school wrestling team committed this week to the University of Winnipeg. “He is a young man that is mature beyond his years and someone that I believe will have a tremendous positive impact on our program for many years to come,” said Wesmen head wrestling coach Adrian Bruce in a statement. Nguyen first captained the East Side school’s wrestling team in Grade 10 and this year led the Jokers to a third-place finish at the B.C. championships where they brought home 10 medals. This season, B.C. Wrestling honoured the A-student with the Kjeld Brodsgaard Sportsman Award for good sportsmanship and the Andy Laliberté Athlete Award, a travel bursary

which supported his trip to nationals in Fredericton last month. The three-time national juvenile medalist (he brought home silver from the recent 2012 bout) is one of the few wrestlers in Canada who lists his high school as his primary wrestling club. Nguyen has good reason to. He credits John Oliver wrestling coach Chris Fuoco for changing his life when he was a 318pound overweight Grade 8 student. Nguyen, a friendly and courteous 100-kg class wrestler, says the teacher taught him everything he knows. “The man has been one of the most influential members of my life and is very akin to a father figure. On the mat, he has instilled in me the killer, never-give-up work ethic which has allowed me to progress,” he told the Courier. “Off the mat, he has been a continued wealth of knowledge academically and professionally.”

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Nguyen has also drawn knowledge and technical skill from the powerhouse Burnaby Mountain Wrestling Club, where Fuoco takes students to develop and which has close ties to his alma mater, Simon Fraser University. Nguyen will study science as a pre-med candidate. “A product of one of the top developmental programs in the country, Kyle is the complete package,” said the Wesmen wrestling coach. “He is a young man that is mature beyond his years and someone that I believe will have a tremendous positive impact on our program for many years to come. As impressive as his academic and athletic achievements are, it was his strengths and qualities as a person which I was drawn to and may well prove to be his greatest assets as he graduates into our program.” mstewart@vancourier.com Twitter: @MHStewart

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Cross finish line with a smile because you prepared for the long-distance ride

Gran Fondo tip: take time, finish strong Gearing up

with Kristina Bangma

How long does it take to train for a Gran Fondo? One of the most common mistakes people make when they train for an endurance event is to not give themselves enough time. When someone asks me how long they need to train for a Gran Fondo, my response is always the same: “That depends.” It depends on who you are, what cycling experience you have, what level of fitness you have, what types of injuries you have now or have had in the past, how much time you have to train, what time you hope to finish in and what your overall goal was when you signed up for the event. See? It depends! Most people who ask me this question fit the following profile. They don’t have any current injuries that they know of. (Other-

photo Dan Toulgoet

Training for cycling events takes planning and commitment. wise, why would you sign up to ride a bike for four to six hours if you are in pain?) They are usually middle-aged with some money to buy a bike and just enough time to actually get out and ride that bike on a few weekends before the event. They

have some cycling experience and are riding around 90 minutes to two hours on the weekends. This is probably their first or maybe second Fondo and, although they usually tell me that they “Just want to finish,” in the back of their mind they likely

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have a time goal they’d like to achieve. If you fit this profile and your goal is to ride the RBC Whistler Fondo on Sept. 8, then the time to start training is now. If you are training for any of the other summer Gran Fondos, the ideal time to start training was in March or April at the very latest. Most marathon programs usually last 12 to 16 weeks, and the average runner will finish the 42-kilometre race in four to five hours. By contrast, the Fondo is 122 to 160 kilometres long, and the average cyclist will finish in five to six hours. If you follow the 10 per cent rule—not to increase your mileage by more than 10 per cent each week—then you do the math and determine where you’re starting from and where you need or want to be on the day of the ride. As a coach, I err on the side of caution and always give my athletes time in their program to live their lives and still be able to train. They need time to recover after big build weeks. Then I may add on a few more weeks to accommodate vacations and business trips. And a general buffer is always good,

just in case they get sick or have to take care of sick children. As a result, all of my Gran Fondo training programs are 16 to 20 weeks long, again, depending on who you are. Do you need 16 weeks to cross the finish line? Maybe yes and maybe no. You could probably still finish the ride by only training for 12, 10 or 8 weeks. I have heard of many people who finish a Fondo after having only ridden a handful of times. But when I pin a number to my jersey, I like to use the opportunity to challenge myself to do the best I can on that given day. The only way to know what my best is, is to train for it. Although the Fondo is not a race, it should be an event that you enjoy. If you are able to cross the finish line with the confident smile of someone who has physically pushed him or herself to do something that was only a dream four months ago, that is something to be proud of. Kristina Bangma is a coach, personal trainer and writer with a love of riding and racing. Email questions to kris@ getfitwithkris.com.


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INDEX Community Notices ....................................1000 Announcements ...............................................1119 Employment..........................................................1200 Education .................................................................1400 Special Occasions...........................................1600 Marketplace ..........................................................2000 Children ......................................................................3000 Pets & Livestock ...............................................3500 Health............................................................................4000 Travel & Recreation ......................................4500 Business & Finance .......................................5000 Legals ............................................................................5500 Real Estate ..............................................................6000 Rentals .........................................................................6500 Personals ...................................................................7000 Service Directory .............................................8000 Transportation ....................................................9000

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Hotel Restaurant

BUS BOY/GIRL req’d at Top of Vancouver. Perm F/T, $10.25/hr. Prev. exp pref. but not mandatory. E-res: jobsattop@yahoo.ca

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is looking for an experienced pharmacy technician (or assistant) for our busy pharmacy. The position is full time and we offer a great benefits package and competitive wage. Work experience with Kroll is an asset. We are looking for an individual who is organized, friendly, works well with others and has great customer service skills. If you are interested please e-mail your resumes in confidence to Zaitoon at ps077@telus.net or by fax 604-251-1248. This is a great opportunity to join our team as our business continues to grow.

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THAI CUISINE COOK Permanent F/T position Resp. for cooking Thai dishes, menu planning, supervision, scheduling, training staff for Thai catering, take-out and delivery company. Salary $14.32/hour, 37.5 hours/week. Must have 3+ years Thai cooking exp. Location: East Vancouver.Thailicious Cuisine@Door Inc. Email resumes to: thailicious@live.ca or mail to: Unit 806-950 Drake St. Vancouver, BC, V6Z 2B9

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Admin Assistant

F/T position available with professional engineering company in Burnaby. Successful candidates will have a strong command of English, excellent grammar and proofreading skills and a strong attention to detail. We are looking for a self-motivated individual who is also a team player with the ability to meet deadlines. We offer a positive environment and competitive pay. To apply and for more information visit:

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We appreciate your interest, however, only those considered for interviews will be contacted.

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Social Services

Some great kids aged 12 to 18 who need a stable, caring home for a few months. Are you looking for the opportunity to do meaningful, fulfilling work? PLEA Community Services is looking for qualified applicants who can provide care for youth in their home on a full-time basis or on weekends for respite. Training, support and remuneration are provided. Funding is available for modifications to better equip your home. A child at risk is waiting for an open door. Make it yours. Call 604-708-2628 www.plea.ca


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Old Books Wanted also: Photos Postcards, Letters, Paintings. (no text books/encyclopedia) I pay cash. 604-737-0530

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DRIVE BY 1618 Grant deluxe 1 br+den, 820 sf, nr all ammens, $220 k, Jim 604-786-7977 amexrlty

Top 3% of all greater Vancouver Realtors

6008-28

Susan & Peter Clayton-Carroll

604-328-0021 Re/max Crest

www.claytoncarroll.com

ROGER BASI Interested In Selling Your Home? Lets Talk!!! Remax Award Winner 100% Club. Certified in Feng Shui Home Stager. List and Sell your home with me & receive $500.00 towards moving costs. Cell: (604) 618-2820 www.rogerbasi.com

FOR SALE AUTOMOTIVE Repair Shop

OPEN SUNDAY 1 PM - 5 PM #210 - 815 - 4TH AVE. 1 BR Uptown New West Condo, $148,000. Large Bright Rooms, 650 Sq Ft, full Reno, Floors, 4 S/S Appliances, Plumbing, Roof, Electric, Pool, Meeting Room, Parking, 7 Blocks to New West Skytrain, Moody Park. Dog & Kids OK. No Agents please. Call John 778-397-0508

6008-22

North Vancouver

Desirable North Vancouver www.mytownhouseforsale.com Paul: 604-789-4924

Avail in North Vancouver ★ with DEALERS LICENSE ★

Serious Inquiries only Call OWNER 604-612-5536 for further information.

6008-40

SPACIOUS 2 bed/2 Bath 925 sq. ft. $429,000.Grt open plan, gas f/p. C10-332 Lonsdale Ave. Troy Re/Max Select Prpty 604-737-8865

6008-34

Open House Sat 3-5 #220-711 E 6th Ave Vcr. Funky 1 Bdrm Mt Pleasant. $249,000 Completely Reno’d DAN SKALNIK 606-377-7008 Coldwell Banker Westburn dan@realestatehomes.net www.realestatehomes.net 'Bringing People Together'

6015

For Sale by Owner

uSELLaHOME.com

673 Homes 62 businesses FSBO Sell your home, only $99. 604-574-5243 Langley Investors!! 4600sf Residential/ Commercial ppty $985K 882-6788 id5533 Sry Fleetwood immaculate 1785sf 3br 2.5ba tnhouse $419,900 507-8186 id5525 S Sry Nico Wynd resort own part of golf club, 1br condo $349K 536-4143 id5534

5049 SMITH AVE., BURNABY Brand new single duplex, 5 BR, 4 baths, rentable ste, $839,000. To view call 604-518-8100

ELECTRIC AVENUE –th DOWNTOWN!

In the heart of Downtown, this 2 BR, 2 bath unit includes Washer, Dryer, Fridge, Stove, Dishwasher, Drapes/ Window Coverings, Garage Door Opener, Heat Recovery, Vent, Security System, Smoke Alarm, Sprinkler-Fire, Storage Shed, 1 parking, elevator. Exercise Centre, Restaurant, Wheelchair Access. Near shopping, transit & all amenities.

534,900

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Sigrid Erlends 604-833-4199

Sutton Group-West Realty

Houses - Sale

6020-22

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

Burnaby

9 BDRM / 8 BATH Rarely Available 6750 sqft. Luxurious mansion in South Burnaby with breathtaking view from all floors. Walking distance to Deer Lake. This beautiful house is spread over two levels and basement, which has nine bedrooms and eight bathrooms. House comprises home theatre, hot tub,steam and sauna room and much more Virtual tour : Http://sg.photosandmore.ca/201 20424/virtual.html $4,480,000. Call Vik (604) 356-4449. Sutton West Coast Realty.

QUEENS PARK Heritage Home, 5 bdrms + family room, updated bthrms, custom kitchen + eating area, lrg living & dining, wood flrs thru out, 2 fireplaces, full bsmt, new roof & eaves, newer paint, garage & carport, lane access, 44 x 137 lot. $948,000. 410 5th St. Martin 604-220-2129

6020-28

LOVELY VIEWS! 3BD/2.5BTH West Vancouver, Best Location, Lifestyle, Kitchen, Cherrywood Foors, Like New, Just Gorgeous $1,699,000 Tel: (778) 855-7375 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

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

6020-06

Chilliwack

Port Coquitlam

6020-14

Langley/ Aldergrove

7243 199 Street, Langley Beautiful 4 BR family home with legal bsmt ste, central location, $629,000. Sutton West Coast RUPE MANN 778 240-7914

6020-18

6020-30

Port Moody

3BDRM/2.5BTH 3875 Bedwell Bay Road, Waterfront Access, 1/4 dock share $999,000 Call: (604) 328-8127 email: taracaldwell@remax.net

6020-34

6020-20

Mission

MISSION MULTI family 10 legal rental homes on 6.5 acres, with $92,000 net income. $1,099,000 www.saxvik.com 604-838-8692

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 www.orlandoprojects.com

LIVE ON Mayne Island 2 lots,one Turn Key house all for $380.000, 250-539-5011 http://members.shaw.ca/ mayneislandhome/

6065

Recreation Property

LOG CABINS For Sale For rentals or ownership please join us for our open house during the May long weekend Sat May 19th, Sun May 20th 11am-4pm, and Mon May 21st 11am-2pm. Where you can view the newly renovated log cabins. Appreciate all the amenities the 6700+ sq ft Lodge building has to offer. At 5485 Lac Le Jeune Rd. Lac Le Jeune B.C. Take exit 336 off the Coquihalla Hwy and follow the signs to Lac Le Jeune. $189,900. Call: (604) 834-2020 or visit us at laclejeuneliving.com

WANTED We Buy Homes & Town Homes anywhere in the Lower Mainland. NO real estate commission. Please call 604 760-3792

6020-38

6035

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

6050

Out Of Town Property

Vancouver East Side

Mobile Homes

Fabulous Summer Home Terrific Retirement Home Country Bed & Breakfast $537,500 USD * 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:

Robert & Nancy Chaney, (for sale by owners)

PRE OWNED, 2004 DW 24x44. Immaculate. Large windows, fridge, stove & security system. Asking $59,900.00. Brookswood Homes Ltd. 604 530-9566

6040

Okanagen/ Interior

9418 Marshall Rd, Bow, WA

1-(360)395-5525. bubba@wavecable.com REAL ESTATE Opportunities in USA - Commercial & Residential Retail building in Lynden WA $329,900; Profitable antique & gift business $95,000. 4 BR, 3 bath 3,524 Sq Ft home in Bellingham $350,000. Many other great buys. MacDonough Real Estate 360-733-3308 dobemac@comcast.net www.macdonoughrealestate.com

6065 10 ACRES OF OKANAGAN VIEW PROPERTY FOR SALE There are several suitable building sites on the property with spectacular views of city of Penticton, and both Lakes. Power at lot line and only 10 minutes from the full service Hospital. This beautiful property is being sold by the owner at only $299,000. Contact: donaclair11@gmail.com for further details, or call 250-493-5737.

BRAND NEW NARAMATA Townhomes - Perfect Holiday Home - Lock & Go - Steps to Beach & Winery. Alex Bloomfield 250-493-2244 (Office) 1-800-734-0457 (Toll Free) Royal Lepage Locations West

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: www.cottageonlake.ca $329,000 ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★

Surrey

Maple Ridge/ Pitt Mead.

DEVELOPMENT POTENTIAL (Maple Ridge) 5 acres, south facing view, owner occupied 2 storey home in Thornhill’s designated Urban Reserve, $1,550,000. No real estate commission. Call 604 760-3792

Okanagen/ Interior

3BDRM/2BTH 747 Chelsea, Lincoln Park PoCo. $398,000 greenbelt-1/2 duplex-no fees, Re/Max All Points 604-328-8127 taracaldwellrealestate.com

OPEN HOUSE Sat/Sun May 12 & 13th, 10am - 2pm, 2396 East 39th Ave. 50x140 lot, 1,050 sqft bungalow, asking $1.2 mllion. 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. Walk to amens. $234,900. Motivated. 1 604 625-3498

6040

New Westminster

HOUSE ON 1/2 acre lot, rented, 13690 Bentley Road, good investment. $695K 604-324-0655

W.End/Down/Yaletown

7 Floor, 933 Hornby St., Vancouver

Difficulty Making Payments?

OPEN HOUSE May 20th, 2-4 pm #1010 – 6631 Minoru Blvd. Regency Park Towers, Walk to everything. End unit, lrg 1 br Spectular views. Gabriel, Prudential Sterling, 604.999.6190

3516 Matapan St. Vancouver Older 4 BR house, very nice area, local to everything. $895,000. To view call 604-518-8100

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6020-04

Vancouver East Side

6020

BC AREA FORECLOSURES These Homes are great deals! www.BCAreaForeclosures.com

www.bcforeclosures.com 5 BR home from $22,700 down $2,160/mo. 604-538-8888, Alain @ Sutton WC Realty W. Rock

#1706 - 612 - 5th Ave. Incredible views! 1086 square feet. 1.5 baths. 1 BR + den. $288,000. Call Brian Erhardt, Royal LePage Coronation West, 604-649-4382.

Susan Clayton-Carroll PREC

Real Estate

Richmond

New Westminster

N. WEST: Uptown, 2 BR, Sunny west exp, inste W/D + 4 appls, F/P, sec prkg, locker. Rentals/ Pets OK. Near transit. $215,500. HIRA • Sutton• 604-318-9474

6020-01

www.GVCPS.ca / 604-786-4663

Call today for our 10 step marketing plan. Selling since1987 from West & East

Houses - Sale

★ WE BUY HOMES ★ Damaged Homes! Pretty Homes! Any Condition! No Fees! No Risk! Quick Cash! Convenient! Private! (604) 626-9647 www.webuyhomesbc.com

Maple Ridge/ Pitt Mead.

1BDRM/1BTH $179,900 19236 Ford Ave, Pitt Meadows Large one bedroom condo 930sq ft. Priced to Sell. Call: (250) 878-2997 or email: cherylw@kfwfoods.ca.

GETYOUR HOME

Port Coquitlam

6020

Recreation Property

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

BLACK MOUNTAIN RANCH, Mt Baker WA, 2007 Breckenridge Park Model dble loft trailer, 40ft, sleeps up to 12, Ranch has FREE Par 3 Golf, Horseback Riding, Indoor/Outdoor pools +. $85,000. By Owner. Tom 604-594-9342 CULTUS LAKE beautiful year round RV site grt location, low fees, all ament., $117,500. 1-604-795-9785

GETAWAY ON GALIANO ISLAND (Lt.27 Stewart Rd). Completely furnished home & cabin on .9 acre w/private beach, deep water mourage, $999,000. 604-802-8711. View website for more info, photos & virtual tour: www.yourlinktorealestate.ca THE GLEN AT MAPLE FALLS Mtn Baker, WA. 1 1/4 hrs from Port Coq. Beeded lot, 40 ft x 80 ft, div 4 lot 160. Comes with 1992 40 ft Mallard park model and 8 ft x 12 ft shed. The Glen 415 acres of recreation, adjacent to 2 1/2 million acres of national forest. $64,900 Cdn or offers. Call Owners Keith & Dorothea at 604-942-7432

6070

Squamish/ Whistler

2585 Portree Way, Squamish Family Home $579,000 Immac house, situated across from the school.Barb Gloor, RE/MAX Squamish, 1.604-892-4428 www.barbgloor.com

2332 Argyle Cr. Squamish - Fall in Love with the Stunning Views! $599,900. 10,400 sq.ft. lot, 2648 sq.ft. house, 4 bdrms, 2 bath, suite potential. Barb Gloor, RE/ MAX Squamish. 1.604-892-4428 www.barbgloor.com

GARAGE SALE

Empty your Garage Fill Your Wallet

MAKE IT A SUCCESS! Call 604-630-3300


RENTALS 6505

Apartments & Condos

2BDRM/1BTH 1605-550 Taylor St, 1 bdrm plus den, 4 appl, no pets, view condo, avail June 1, $1,250 Monthly. (604) 649-8909 email: nyan68@hotmail.com

6508

Apt/Condos

1 BR + den, 16th & Main, 5 appl, f/p, new floors & paint, prkg avail, $920 avail now 604-874-3425 call after 6pm

6508

6570

Apt/Condos

1502 - 2411 Heather Street. BRAND NEW 2 bedroom, den, 2 bathroom, 1,143 square feet, balcony, terrific Water view, lease, no pet, no smoking, avail. now, rent $3,500. Eric (604)723-7368 (Royal Pacific Realty) 520-4078 KNIGHT St, 2B, Den, 2BA, 873sf, lease, no pet, no smoking, now, $1550, Eric 604-723-7368(R.P.Property Mgt.)

Out Of Town

AVAILABLE JUNE 1, Beautiful and cozy waterfront, 600sf, 1 br condo in the heart of Tofino, furnished, cable, hardwood floors, gas f/p, full bath, balcony, ocean/ sunset view, $1100, 1 year lease. n/s, no pets, professional, mature lifestyle. Please email info to : bergeron.julie1@gmail.com

6595

Shared Accommodation

6595-70 VANCOUVER. Modern 1 & 2 BR. Collingwood Village. Steps to Joyce Skytrain. 1-888-830-4232

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. www.langaragardens.com Call 604-327-1178 info@langaragardens.com Managed by Dodwell Strata Management Ltd.

6510

WIT’S END HOUSING CO-OP (1592 S.W. Marine Dr, Vanc.) Now accepting applications for 1 BEDROOM APT $757 • Share purchase is $1600. • Sorry no subsidy available. • Close to all amenities. • Sorry no dogs allowed. To apply please email: witsendcoop@shawbiz.ca Or mail: Box 409 - 1592 SW Marine Dr, Vancouver V6P 6M1

6525

Garages

CLEAN SECURE garage storage only, 3627 Oak St. $150/mth avail now. 604-616-3085

6540

Get MORE

LIVING ROOM Find it in the Rental Section

To advertise call

604.630-3300

Furn Rm in bsmt, shd kitchbath, $370 incl util/net, ns/np, no drinkg or drugs, working fem/student, coin wd, Now, 604-879-4325

6602

Co-ops

Vancouver East Side

Suites/Partial Houses

2 BDRM, n/p, n/s, Bright, Newly Decorated, Fireplace, Sunroom, Lrg Yard, Marpole. $1700 +50% util. Lease. Call 604-266-3157 2 BR bsmt ste, May 15, $900 hydro incl’d, ns np nr Langara, schools, grocery. 604-715-4706 2 BR laneway house, $1000 + utils, 2657 East 8th, 1br ste $750 incl utils, ns np, ste 604-537-4276 2BR BSMT ste, nr 49th & Granville, bus rte, Marpole/Kerrisdale shops, ns np, $1100 incl utils. Avail now 604-306-1226 BACHELOR STE, brand new, near Killarney, incl hyd/utils, $700. June/July 1. 778-858-1858

Houses - Rent

33RD & Knight bright newly decorated 2 br+ 3rd in finished bsmt, f/s, 1800 sf, nr bus, no pets ns, lease $1675. 604-431-9544

5009 CAMBIE St. 4 bdrm, 2ba, 2938sf, dbl gar, 1 yr lease, no pet, n/s, $2800, NOW. Call Simon 604-340-8838 (R.P. Realty) 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 VANCOUVER - 1066 East 8th Ave

1Br Mt. Pleasant Condo, Quiet, Cental Area, Solid Bldg...$788/M RICHMOND - 8031 Ryan Rd, 3Br Condo, Quiet, Spacious Top Flr, Cental, Convenient Area...$888/M Call Kristen today (604)786-4663 www.HomeBuyingCenter.ca

RUPERT/RENFREW, 3151 E 7th Ave. Newly reno’d, 2 BR upper, all appls, carport. June 1. $1375 incls utils. NS/NP. 604-434-8957

LEGALS 5505

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Re: The estate of Ingeborg Jadczyszyn, also known as Inge Jadczyszyn, deceased, formerly of 5069 Prince Albert Street, Vancouver, B.C. Creditors and others having claims against the estate of Ingeborg Jadczyszyn, also known as Inge Jadczyszyn, deceased, are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the undersigned Executor, Debra Rota, #200-6330 Fraser Street, Vancouver, B.C., V5W 3A4, on or before July 10, 2012, after which date the Executor will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executor then has notice.

You Want It We’ve Got It Find What You’re Looking for in the Classifieds.

VAN E. 22 & Rupert. 2 BR gr lv ste, sh’d W/D, sep entry, own prkg/carport. $750 + utls. Av now. N/S. Cat OK. 604-937-3534

6605

Townhouses Rent

ALBERNI FAMILY HOUSING CO-OP

5250 Rupert St, Vanc. 2 Bedroom Townhouse, 890sf, $1159. Share $1200. No Subsidy. Cats & dogs ok. By transit and shopping.

604-501-8770

5505

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that creditors and others having claims against the Estate of Wong Tsui Ling aka Vivian T.L. Wong, formerly of 209 - 5555 Victoria Drive, Vancouver BC, are required to send particulars of those claims to the Executor, Anthony Boon Kit Choy, c/o 202 - 5501, Kingsway, Burnaby, BC V5H 2G3, Attn: Stephen Miller, on or before June 8, 2012, after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed giving regard only to those claims which have been received.

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Tim Stephens' Astral Reflections Aries March 21 - April 19: Sunday starts a month of short trips, visits, communications, errands, paperwork and details, casual friends and siblings. More importantly, you begin a 13-month cycle of superb luck and expansion in these areas. BUT this luck can be a door to a trap before September. So proceed, but with your wits about you. (E.g., think twice before making that threatening call to your local politician.) Now to August, communications could lead to a) money and/or b) a relationship solution (or a new one) (in either case, it will develop slowly). Be cautious all Wednesday. Saturday’s romantic. Taurus April 20-May 20: The month ahead accents money, spending, selling, earning – and possessions of all kinds, including memories and relationships. Very good luck imbues this area now through early August. Another wave of even bigger luck hits your money pocket mid-June through mid2013. You’re going to be happy! BUT – until Aug. 30, a trap can be disguised as good luck, so proceed carefully. Do not violate your principles and morals in dollar pursuits. Money’s great after 3 p.m. PDT Monday, and Tuesday. Be cautious when driving, talking Wednesday to Friday. Home, food, nature please you, Saturday. Gemini May 21-June 20: A long, dark night is almost over. It’s been 16 years since your relationships started (from your point of view) rejecting, eluding and opposing you. This reached a peak in 2011/12, as karmic repayment was enforced by the cosmos. It’s not all over yet – and won’t be until Aug. 31 frees you from karma’s grip. But even now, you have begun to mellow and smile. Others are finding you attractive. By June, you enter one of the luckiest years of your life (though it’s better after August). The future’s bright! Your energy, charisma soar early week. Buy nothing Wednesday. Friends, Saturday.

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Cancer June 21-July 22: Take a well-deserved rest during the four weeks ahead. Look for success in charitable, spiritual, governmental, institutional zones, and in warehouses, assembly lines. Think and act alone – but after you seek advice, find and/or utilize an agent, or enter counselling. Management, administration and delegation of tasks will arise naturally. These themes not only arise during the month ahead, they also contain your best luck for 13 months ahead. However, don’t make any irrevocable commitments (to these zones) before September: be alert, reject temptation. Shop Saturday. Leo July 23-Aug. 22: Your popularity rises. Social delights, entertainment, optimism and joie de vivre flow into your life – not only for the month ahead, but until mid-2013. Take care now to Aug. 30, as this same social arena can hold disappointment or traps if you’re tempted to take advantage. E.g., don’t abandon a lover in order to play the field. Until August, a wish might come true in career or travel zones. From June onward (best after August) a big life wish might come true in romantic, creative, child-oriented or pleasure areas. Joy arrives early week. Caution Wednesday. You soar Saturday! Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: The month and year ahead (13 months) powerfully and beneficially emphasize your career, prestige, relations with higher-ups, and your standing in the community. It’s a complex influence, so be careful now to the end of August. Higher-ups favour you, but you might be tempted to push for too much, too soon – DON’T do anything underhanded to get ahead. You’d create a dead-end. If you meet headwinds, simply wait until September onward. Many Virgos will receive a promotion before mid-2013. Early week, ambitions. Wednesday/Thursday, social joys, barriers. Retreat, rest and plan Saturday.

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Re: IRMA WALTER MEIER Deceased, formerly of #175-2125 Eddington Drive, Vancouver, BC. Creditors and others having claims against the estate of Irma Walter Meier, who died on November 6, 2011, at Vancouver, BC, are required to send full particulars of such claims to the undersigned Executor at #2700 - 700 West Georgia St., Vancouver, BC, V7Y 1B8, on or before June 6, 2012, after which the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received. BMO Trust Company, Executor. Alexander Holburn Beaudin & Lang LLP, Solicitors.

5505

Legal/Public Notices

Notice is Hereby Given that Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of JOHN ROBERT MAHLERWEIN, aka JOHN R. MAHLERWEIN, JOHN MAHLERWEIN, JOHANNES ROBERT MAHLERWEIN, JOHANNES R. MAHLERWEIN, JOHANNES MAHLERWEIN, and J. R. MAHLERWEIN, deceased, formerly of 3441 East 48th Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia V5S 1H6, who died on December 20, 2011, are hereby required to send the particulars there of to the undersigned Executrix, JULIE MAHLERWEIN, 10241 172ND Street, Surrey, British Columbia V4N 3L4 on or before June 8, 2012, after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received. JULIE MAHLERWEIN, Executrix.

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Re: ESTATE OF ROBERT HORACE CLARK, also known as Robert H. Clark, Deceased, formerly of 2159 West King Edward Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6L 1T2 Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of Robert Horace Clark, also known as Robert H. Clark, Deceased, who died on the August 15, 2011, are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the Executrices, Inez Emily Clark and Julie Roberta Horning, c/o Aydin Bird Business Lawyers, Suite 530 North Tower, 650 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia, V5Z 2M9, on or before June 18, 2012, after which date the Executrices will distribute the Estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard only to the claims of which the Executrices then have notice. KIRSTEN JENKINS Aydin Bird, Solicitors Suite 530 North Tower 650 West 41st Avenue Vancouver, B. C., V5Z 2M9

NOTICE OF INTENT NOTICE OF INTENT

RE: LIQUOR CONTROL AND LICENSING ACT RE: LIQUOR CONTROL AND LICENSING ACT HOURS OF SALE FOR A LIQUOR PRIMARY LICENSE HOURS OF SALE FOR A LIQUOR PRIMARY LICENSE An application has been received by the Liquor Control and Licensing An application has been by the Liquor andCeili’s Licensing Branch, from Ceili’s Irishreceived Pub (Westside) Ltd, Control operating Irish Branch, fromWest Ceili’s7thIrish Pub (Westside) Ltd,tooperating Ceili’s Irish Pub at 1774 Ave, Vancouver, B.C., change the hours of Pub from: at 1774 West Ave, Vancouver, to change theand hours of sale 11:00 am7th to Midnight, Sunday B.C., through Thursday 11:00 saletofrom: am to and Midnight, Sunday through and 11:00 am 1:0011:00 am Friday Saturday, to: 9:00 am Thursday to 1:00 am Sunday am to 1:00 am Friday Saturday, to: 9:00 to 1:00 Sunday through Thursday andand 9:00 am to 2:00 amam Friday andam Saturday. through Thursday and 9:00 am to 2:00 am Friday and Saturday. Residents and owners of businesses located within a .8 kilometre (1/2 Residents and of businesses located within .8 kilometre mile) radius of owners the proposed site may comment ona this proposal(1/2 by mile) radius of the proposed site may comment on this proposal by writing to: writing to: THE GENERAL GENERAL MANAGER THE MANAGER LIQUOR CONTROL LICENSING BRANCH BRANCH LIQUOR CONTROL AND AND LICENSING P.O. BOX BOX 9292 9292 Stn Stn Prov Prov Govt Govt P.O. Victoria, British Columbia Victoria, British Columbia V8W 9J8 9J8 V8W PETITIONS AND AND FORM FORM LETTERS LETTERS WILL NOT BE BE CONSIDERED. CONSIDERED. PETITIONS WILL NOT To ensure ensure the the consideration consideration of of your your views, views, your your letter letter must must be be received received on on or or To before Friday Friday June June 15, 15, 2012. 2012. Your Your name(s) name(s) and and address address must must be be included. included. before Please note that your comments may be made available to the applicant or local government officials where disclosure is necessary to administer the licensing process.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: A month of legal, intellectual, far travel, cultural, educational and love themes begins now. There have been many pitfalls for you in these areas for the last 13 months – and more exist, until Aug. 30. Yet these zones are growing luckier and luckier – by now, as long as you don’t push things, you’ll probably just slide past those pits (of temptation, resentful action, etc.). By June, a major massive luck enters these zones, to last through June 2013. But remember, it’s way better after August. Sunday eve to Tuesday emphasizes these areas. Be careful with career, VIPs midweek. Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: A month of mystery, changes, commitments, high finance, others’ finances, subconscious promptings and sexual desire begins Sunday. This whole arena has obstructed, delayed and potentially even trapped you over the last 13 months, and it continues this way (though weakly) until the end of August. However, sweet, affectionate vibes have also entered (in April) and support you to August. In June, an even greater luck enters, to last into mid-2013. All’s best after August. If there’s been a divorce, now the “asset wrangling” begins. Early week highlights all this. Caution Wednesday. Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: The 13 months ahead emphasize relationships, opportunities and challenges, relocation, dealings with the public, fame, contracts, negotiations, competition and possible litigation. You might marry, if single; or divorce, if unhappily attached. In all, success, luck and joy come through others – so be eager, a joiner, diplomatic. “Relating” contains pitfalls through August – don’t fall for temptation, skulduggery, or the promise of easy rewards. Proceed carefully. (After August, the luck’s good, pure!) Monday/Tuesday hold clues. DON’T invest Wednesday: protect health.

May 20 - 26, 2012 Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: The week, month and year ahead hold an increase in chores, duties and your employment (or employer) role. Protect your health now to June 2013. (Thighs, hips, lungs, elbows, wrists are vulnerable.) Don’t over-focus on these areas before September – pitfalls exist. (E.g., don’t overdo vitamins; don’t dabble in chores as an excuse to avoid meetings or social environments.) After August, you can luckily plunge into big jobs. Luckily, because you’ll be compensated accordingly. Early week provides clues. Be alert Wednesday: relationships need care! Lucky secrets revealed Saturday. Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: A month of romance, of creative and speculative surges, pleasure, beauty, and fun with kids, begins now. This trend is mixed – good luck, difficult karma – now through August. (E.g., I landed my lover; didn’t realize that he was wanted by every taxman in North America.) Afterward, to June 2013, the influence is purely lucky. So you might want to wait (especially if you were born Jan. 20-25, any year). Your sexual side remains “intense” until July. Monday/Tuesday are romantic. Midweek needs caution with chores, machines, health. Exciting meetings, opportunities Saturday! Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: The month ahead emphasizes family, property, security, nature, nutrition, stomach, breasts, soul and retirement. These zones are blessed with affection, forgiveness, prosperity and “prestige buoyancy” now to mid-2013.You could move to a better neighbourhood. But until Aug. 30, a skein of traps and dead-ends (though often “pleasant” ones) spreads through this whole area. So be cautious until September. Clues exist Monday/Tuesday. Midweek brings romantic notions. Careful Wednesday: (self?) deception, unpredictability and refusal reign. Chores, machinery are lucky Saturday. timstephens@shaw.ca • Reading: 604-727-3673


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HOME SERVICES 8055

8080

Cleaning

A QUALITY CLEANING -7 days/ wk res/comm, senior discount low rate 778-998-9127 778-239-9609

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Concrete

CONCRETE

8060

“Our reputation is as solid as our service.”

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

Sidewalk, Driveway, Patio Exposed Aggregate, remove & replacing

Fencing/Gates

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

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

253-0049

A 1 RETAINING WALLS, Stairs, Driveways, Patios, Sidewalks. Any concrete project. Free Est Bill 604-617-5813 Concrete Specialist. Garages, sidewalks, exposed aggregate & patios. Santino 604.254.5551

8105

Flooring/ Refinishing

Hardwood Floor Refinishing Repairs & Staining Installation Free Estimates

Century Hardwood Floors

KT CONCRETE WORKS For all your concrete needs! For free estimate 604-307-0835 concreteworks.kt@gmail.com

604-376-7224 www.centuryhardwood.com

Landscaping

$

Drywall

Wayne The Drywaller

Artistry of Hardwood Floors

Refinish, sanding, install, dustless Prof & Quality work 604-219-6944 Golden Hardwood & Laminate & Tiles. Prof install, refinishing, sanding & repairs. 778-858-7263

Electrical

• Gutter Installation, Cleaning & Repairs • Roofing & Roof Repairs • Moss Control, Removal & Prevention 25 year Warranteed Leaf & Needle Guard WCB – Fully Insured 100% Money Back Guarantee

604-340-7189 atyourhomeservicesgroup.ca

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

Installation • Refinishing • Repairs ART of HARDWOOD FLOORS 604-240-3344 INSTALLATION REFINISHING, Sanding. Free est, great prices. Satisfaction guar. 604-518-7508

Continuous Gutters Leaf Protection Systems Fascia Covers Soffits & Siding New Construction & Renovations Fully Insured/WCB

604-868-1373

www.citywidegutters.com Edgemont Gutters. Sales & Install 5’’ continuous gutter, minor repairs, cleaning. 604-420-4800 Waters Home Maintenance Gutter Cleaning, repairs, windows Free estimate 604-738-6606

8130

Since 1989

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

Greenworx Redevelopment Inc. Hedges, Pavers, Ponds & Walls, Returfing, Demos, Drainage, Jackhammering. Old Pools Filled in, irrigation. 604.782.4322

★ SD ENTERPRISES ★ Gardening, power raking, lawncare, landscaping, pruning, cedar fencing. Call Terry, 604-726-1931

HEDGES, SHRUBS, TREE REMOVAL

INSURED, FREE EST.

224-3669

AALL EXT REPAIRS/REPLACE Rebuild, new build, fencing, decks & stairs. 604-325-4674

HEDGE SHRUB TREE & STUMP REMOVAL FREE ESTIMATE INSURED

224-3669

DUSTTIN’S HANDYMAN Service All jobs Large and Small. Competitive Rates 604-562-5711

Heating

8150

Kitchens/Baths

Reno’s & Home Improvements Kitchen & Baths, Tiling, Electrical, Carpentry +. WCB. 604-518-2948

Hydro Flushing • Perimeter Drainage Field/Yard Drainage • Sumps/Catch Basins Foundation Crack Repairs • Compact Excavator Services VALUABLE COUPON! VALUABLE COUPON Save $25 on Your Next Hydro Flush Service

Have Your Perimeter Drainage Flushed of Dirt and Debris Before Back Ups Occur

Save $100 on Perimeter Drainage Replacement Includes the Installation of PVC Piping, Catch Basins and Sumps

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Masonry

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

8185

Moving & Storage

AFFORDABLE MOVING 1 to 3 Men

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

45

We accept Visa, Mastercard & Interac

FREE ESTIMATES

Mowing•Hedge Trimming•Installation Maintenance•Design Residential•Strata

Seniors Discount

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

MONKEY TREE Pruning • Ornamentals Tree Removal Stump Grinding 604 833-2479

monkeytreeservices.com

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

604-708-8850

BEST RATE MOVING Experienced Movers with Affordable Rates! Starting $40/ hour Licensed & Insured

• Local & Long Distance • Seniors Discount

Free Estimates/Insured

PN 2030-A

604-787-8061 $35/HOUR PER PERSON • 24/7 Abe Moving & Delivery and Rubbish Removal. 604-999-6020 ABBA MOVERS bsmt clean 1-4 ton Lic, ins’d from $35/hr, 2 men $45 hr honest 26 yrs est 506-7576.

THE HANDYMAN CAN Professional Home Projects Big or small - we do them all Free Est. Sr.Disc. 604-340-4633

8140

8175

Licenced & Insured Local & Long Distance

Established Tree Management

CABINETRY, countertops, bath, kitchen, plumbing, flooring, painting, etc. Call Mic, 604-725-3127

*Greg the Gardener* maintenance, weeding, pruning, silent lawn care. 604-440-9502

Lawn & Garden

RENOS • REPAIRS 9129 Shaughnessy St., Van.

732-8453

JUST LAWNCUTS

Akasha Turf Grass Mngt complete lawn restoration, aeration & fert. Res/Comm. $79. 526-6305

Handyperson

C Call all T ThE hE E Experts xperts

www.hillcrestplumbing.com

Lawn & Garden

Cameron 604-709-6230

8160

Lorenzo & Son Plumbing & Heating (604) 312-6311 Local , lice’d plumbers & gas fitters.

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

8160

Able Boys Landscaping Ltd. bobcat, turf, cedar fence, paving stones, ashphalt 604-377-3107

★ ERIC, Handyperson ★ Odd Jobs.. Reasonable Rates Eves & Wkds OK, 604-817-5908

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

8080

(max. 400)

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

CONCRETE SPECIALIST

8075

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

S&S LANDSCAPING & FENCING

778-881-0961

NO HST! til May 31

Excavating

# 1 BACKHOE, EXCAVATOR & BOBCAT

8090

AKAL CONCRETE

AT YOUR HOME GUTTERS

Holly West Electric. Lic# 21619 Prompt, Efficient and Reliable. Quality Res/Comm Work. Best Rates. Free Est., 604-720-0186 LIC. ELECTRICIAN #37309 Commercial & residential renos & small jobs. 778-322-0934.

8155

Gutters

JIM’S MOWING 604-310-JIMS (5467) www.jimsmowing.ca

FCE ELECTRIC - All types of electrical work - new construction & maintenance 604-861-2647

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

• Renovations • Driveways • Sidewalks • Stairs • Forming • Floors • Landscaping

8125

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

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Electrical

BROTHERS MOVING & Delivery Local & Long Distance 604-720-0931 Best rates. brothersmovingservice.com

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

604-618-9741

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

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 604-723-2468; Tran the Gardener. Lawns, aeration, power raking, cutting, trimming, cleanups. Very reliable. Akasha Turf Grass Mngt complete lawn restoration, aeration & fert. Res/Comm. $79. 526-6305 EXP. RELIABLE gardener yard clean up, new turf, lawn, pruning, planting, new soil, 604-783-2627 JAPANESE GARDENER Landscape & maintenance, clean-ups, trimming. Reas, free est, 25 yrs exp 604-986-8126

NAHANEE MOVING.COM Family Owned. Evening moves available. Bonded, Insured. Non Smoking, Free Est. 604-782-3973

8193

Oil Tank Removal

FLECK CONTRACTING LTD.

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

NO JOB TOO SMALL Quality work est. 1973

BBB Rating A+ Free Estimate 604-733-2865

30% OFF all painting. Goodwood Painting Services. 20 years experience. Call 604-723-1643

STORMWORKS

DVK PAINTING LTD. Call Dave Int/Ext. Res/Comm. Quality work. Great rates. WCB. 604-354-2930

Serving West Side since 1987

● Oil Tank Removal ● Recommended ● Insured ● Reasonable Rates

Exterior / Interior Painting. Power washing. Good prices. Free ests. PETER 604 812 8900

604-724-3670

MASTER Match Painting. Int & Ext. Good Prices, 18+ yrs exp. Thomas 604-724-8648

TANKTECH Certified Oil Tank Removal & Remediation Specialists. res/com. Free est. 604-328-1234

PROFESSIONAL PAINTER more than 10 yrs. Small jobs ok. Call Serj 604-377-2417

8195

Painting/ Wallpaper

ARBUTUS PAINTING

• Fully Insured • References • Green Products • Small Repairs

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

VANCOUVER PAINTING LTD. 10% off all Res/Com/Int/Ext Free Estimates: 778.868.0200

8200

Patios/Decks/ Railings

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AAA

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

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

www.PatioCoverVancouver.com

Central Decking Co.

• Build & Rebuild – waterproof decks • Specialize in seamless polyurethane membrane deck coatings • Sundecks – Balconies – Patios

604-618-0631

centraldecking@gmail.com www.centraldecking.ca

QUALITY WORK. DONE RIGHT.

778.881.6096

CONFIDENT PAINTING LTD.

Int. & Ext. Specialist, 20 yrs exp. * Reas. Rates, High Quality * Fast, clean, with ref’s Licensed, Insured & WCB

Jean-Guy Bottin

Cell 604.626.1975

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778-997-9582

Find the professionals you need to create the perfect renovation.

Marty’s

Painting & Decorating Ltd.

ACCURATE PAINTING - Int & ext. Competitive prices. 15+ yrs exp. Henry cell 604-754-9661

Quality Work You Can Trust!

HOME SERVICES

Painting/ Wallpaper

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

THE MOVER FROM VANCOUVER.com 1, 3 & 6 ton

Call 778-713-3334

8195

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

Aluminum & Glass Railings Fences & Gates PATIO COVERS

778-855-5574 778-316-2116

Book by June 15/12, get 10% off

8205

Paving/Seal Coating

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

8220

Plumbing

Insured/WCB

D&M PAINTING

Interior/Exterior Specialist Many Years Experience Fully Insured Top Quality, Quick Work Free Estimate

• • • •

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

604-312-6311

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FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2012 THE VANCOUVER COURIER

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

.com ❑ Bathrooms ❑ Kitchens ❑ Basements

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9129 Shaughnessy St., Vancouver

8220

DANICO CONSTRUCTION LTD.

Plumbing

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

604-731-2443

ALL KINDS OF RENOVATIONS

Additions/Extensions BASEMENTS KITCHENS & BATHS HARDWOOD FLOORS FINISH CARPENTRY SPECIALISTS Over 20 Years Exp.

604-313-8050

WESTMOR

Plumbing Ltd

Res - Com Professional Service FLAT RATE 7 DAYS/WK

604-551-8531

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

ALLQUEST PAINTING Quality Work You Can Trust! 778 997-9582 D & M RENOVATIONS, Flooring, tiling, finishing. Fully Insured. Top quality, quick work 604-724-3832

FAIRWAY PAINTING 604 729-1234 MCL CONSTRUCTION LTD. New Construction, Reno’s, Structural Repairs! WCB/Ins 604.925.0661 or 604.861.8145 Moon Const Building Services. Specialize in Concrete, Forming & Framing. Call Patrick 218-3064

10% Off with this Ad! For all your plumbing, heating & reno needs. Lic Gas Fitter, Aman. 778-895-2005 ★ 3 Licensed Plumbers ★ 66 years of exp. 604-830-6617 www.oceansidemechanical.com

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Plumbing, Heating, Plugged drains. Ironman Plumbing 604-510-2155

PLUMBER Service and repairs, Hot water tanks, Heating, Gas Fitting, Renos (604) 910-4116

Power Washing

Alliance Windows &

Power Washing

• Professional Power Washing • Gutter Cleaning • Window Cleaning done by hand • Contract Pricing • Will Beat Any Reputable Estimate Work Done by Professionals

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604-723-2526

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• Complete Renovations • Plumbing • Electrical • Master Carpenter • Painting • Wallpapering • Kitchen/Bathroom designer & installer • Floors • Ceramic • Tiles • Drywall 25 yrs. exp. $35/hr

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Cell: 778-889-9918

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

8250

$

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

Residential & Commercial Renovations licensed - Insured - WCB

For Free Estimates Call Ryan 778.809.6677 homeadvantagecontracting@gmail.com

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• 95% Recycle Rate • No Landfills EVER

1986 CHRYSLER TC Woody Wagon, 1 owner, excellent condition. $2350. 604-534-2997

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1989 JAGUAR XJS coupe, V12 159 K, pristine cond $9,750 obo. Priv sale, call Bob 604-986-8516

604-RUBBISH

1990 BENTLEY Mulsane 4 Dr Sedan, leather upholstery. Like New. ONLY 42,000 kms, $20,000 obo. Lgly. Ralph 778-988-2055

Luxury Cars

Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

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

2006 BUICK Allure CX. 94K kms. No accid., local, garage kept. Exc cond. $8,900. (1)-604-855-1335

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

2007 PIAGGIO scooter MP3-250, silver, practically new, less than 500 km, fuel injected engine, security lock, new battery, $4300. Call Don 604-987-9166 2010 TRIUMPH American Motorcycle, 900 cc, never driven, $8700. 604-533-4962 morn/eve

9145 2008 CADILLAC Escalade EXT $39,888. (604) 626-4548 www.bypassautosales.ca #30576

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1995 MERCEDES E320 Cabriolet Exc cond; local, 109K, NO accid. $14,900 Rare 778-773-1398

Student Works

Disposal & Recycling

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1998 MUSTANG SVT Cobra Convertible, 35,350 orig km, very detailed history, pristine show quality, $17,900 obo. 604-531-9373

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

Stucco/Siding/ Exterior

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

STUCCO & related exterior works, new, retro fit, replace all sizes, all finishes. Lic. Ins. Cell 604-720-1445 Layne@Manca.ca

8309

Tiling

1970 Jaguar E-TYPE In excellent shape and ready to go for sunny summertime driving. Too many upgrades to list. Pictures and invoices of work available. $68,000 1970jaguaretype4sale.com adamashurst61@gmail.com

9125

Domestic

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

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

8315

Tree Services

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

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

#3 - 8652 Joffre Ave, Burnaby

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

ALLIANCE POWER WASHING, windows by hand/gutter cleaning 15 yrs exp. Steven 604-723-2526

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

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

8335

Window Cleaning

2011 CHEVROLET Impala (Auto, air, Fully Loaded, V6, 30 to clear)....MSRP $29,690 Now $12,995 #4135 - 1-888-812-2511

Scrap Car Removal

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

www.BurrellAuto.com 3094 Westwood St, Port Coq 604 945-4999. 2925 Murray St, Port Moody 604 461-7995.

9129

Luxury Cars

FREE

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL No Wheels, No Problem CASH FOR SOME COMPLETE CARS OPEN 24 HRS. INCLUDING HOLIDAYS

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9150

Services & Repairs

Is your Vehicle A/C Not Working?

Avoid Costly repairs, let us tune up your original a/c system. Save lots of $$$ Guaranteed Results!

Call KoolAir King

604-996-5464(KING)

9155 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

1995 FORD Mustang convertible, new top, Aircared, V6, auto, good cond $3200. 604-984-7574 2001 CORVETTE Z06 black on black, absolute mint cond, 55k. Must sell! $32,000. 604-574-7629

1997 TOYOTA Camry LE. 4 drs, 4 cyl, auto, a/c. Well maintained. Aircared. $3700. 604-936-1270 2007 CADILLAC Escalade 4wd (Luxury, Leather, Sunroof, Mags)...$32,995 #3339 1-888-812-2511

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2009 Dodge Calibur Hatchback (sports model). 31, 000 km. 4 Door, 4 Cylinders. Excellent Shape, easy on gas. Asking $10,500. For more details call Mike at 604-463-4831.

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2009 PONTIAC Vibe Very Big Selection...$11,895 #4204 1-888-812-2511

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2001 CHRYSLER Sebring Convertible, auto, $8850 #01-7563 604.466.6007 MJ Autowholesale.com #30332

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1990 GMC Suburban. 4 WD, underdrive, blue, well kept. New Bluetooth. $6,000. 604-584-0324

1997 TOYOTA RAV 4-5 SPD $6950. #97-2143. 604-466-6007 MJ Autowholesale.com #30332

1998 JEEP TJ -5speed $5900 #98-1754 604.466.6007 MJ Autowholesale.com #30332

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2000 FORD Explorer 4x4, fully loaded, 150K, exc cond, white, air cared. $3,750. 604-218-8499

2002 SANTA FE, 128K kms, 4 cyl, 5 spd, air, pw, exc cond $5000 obo 604-710-8053

2006 Mercedes-Benz ML500 4Matic, 149,500 kms. Excellent, loaded, Nav, DVD. $19,995 (604) 290-3975 2002 TOYOTA Rav 4 Auto $8800 #02-6963. 604.466.6007 MJ Autowholesale.com #30332

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: aaronhare@gmail.com

2005 JEEP Liberty Sport, Auto $9800 #04-1840 604.466.6007 MJ Autowholesale.com #30332

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

1990 MAZDA MIATA, w/hardtop, 76,000 orig km, summer fun car. Runs grt. $5,250. 604-984-0179

2010 JEEP Commander 4wd 7 Passenger/ Loaded/ Mags...$22,995 #3631 1-888-812-2511

1996 MAZDA Precidia MX-3, std, 181K, exc cond, air cared. $1650 obo. (Richmond) 778-881-6478

2002 INFINITY I35 4 dr auto, Luxury model, 1 owner, loaded, exc cond. Moving must sell. $9500 obo. Sry 604-541-0018

2002 MAZDA Protege Auto $4800 #02-6171. 604 466 6007 MJAutowholesale.com #30332

2002 SUBARU Impreza AWD wagon $7500 #01-1573 MJ Autowholesale.com 604-466-6007 #30332

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2004 MITSUBISHI Outlander AWD $8800 #04-6580 MJAutowholesale.com 604.466.0007 #30332

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2004 NISSAN Maxima Luxury/ Leather/ Loaded...$10,888 #0666 1-888-812-2511

2011 NISSAN Xterra 4wd (Auto, V6, Loaded, Mags, 10 Xterra to clear)...$25,995 #3895 1-888-812-2511 2011 SUBARU Outback (Luxury Crossover, Auto, Loaded)...$26,988 #3626 1-888-812-2511

1995 BMW 328I Convertible, 88,000kms, leather int, new tires/ brakes, $7,999. 604 536-4293

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

1995 SUBARU Legacy wagon good run cond 242,000 k, s/roof, $2350. 604-985-8495 eves pls.

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.

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2008 HONDA Civic, 4 dr, silver, auto, 60,000kms, excl cond, fully loaded, $11,500. 604 518-3166

2001 CHEVY VENTURE. Dual sliding door, fully loaded, 132k, $2750. 604-888-9799 2002 WINDSTAR (Ford) 137 kms, good cond., $4300. 604-845-4766 after 4pm or all day wkends 2010 CHEVROLET Express 2500 Cargo (Auto, air, 15 Cargo Vans to Clear)...$19,995 #3330 1-888-812-2511

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2001 26.6 Frontier Plainsmen with slide ’00 FORD 350 V10, 133 kms. Grt cond. $24,000 both. 604-824-2362

2002 Chevrolet Venture No accidents, $3,900. Call: (604) 309-4208; adkooy@telus.net 2008 Honda Odyssey DX 85K km. Well maint, no acc. PL, PW, AC $16,900. 604-805-3646

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1995 SEA Breeze 31 (Class A) Fully equipped, exc. cond., tow car avail $22,500 obo 604-746-5898'

2009 Chevrolet Uplander Automatic 86,000 kms Priced to sell!! Burgundy LS ,7 pass, two sets of tires, Rear DVD , well maintained and mostly Hwy kms $9,900 Call: (604) 614-0762

9515 2007 TOYOTA Yaris, 4 door hatchback, 78K, automatic. Well maintained, reliable and excellent on gas. Brand new tires, A/C, power locks and windows. $10,500. Call 778-239-7112

1988 SLUMBER QUEEN. 5th Wheel. Sleeps 4. Fridge - 3 way, furnace, a/c. Clean & well kept. No rust. $4,250. 604-298-4042

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

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

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2005 TOYOTA Camry LE, 95,000 kms, local, excellent cond $8880. 604-988-7812

2003 MAZDA Prote´ge´ 5, 5 spd, 140K km, new water pump, timing belt & front wheel bearings, sunroof, pwr windows, locks, cruise, nice cond. $7,700. 778-227-2010

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The 2012 CR-V shares the same footprint as the outgoing model, and while the new front grille now matches that of the Accord, Odyssey and Crosstour, from there on back it’s business as usual. al. Or at least, that’s what your eyes would tell you. Again, as with the Civic redesign, there’s much that’s changed, just that the original’s conservatism remains. There’s a bit of a faux skid-plate up front, a minimum of style lines on the flank, and larger vertically extended tail-lights. Better yet, the new CR-V has a squared-off back end with more room for cargo, but the tapered rear window gives the impression of a sleeker rear silhouette.

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THE VANCOUVER COURIER FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2012

WEEKLY SPECIALS 100% BC Owned and Operated Prices Effective May 17 to May 23, 2012.

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

Grocery Department

Meat Department The Udder Guy’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream

Jordans Morning Crisp Cereal

500ml • product of BC

assorted varieties

assorted varieties

9.99

3/4.98

500ml

Whole Red Seedless Watermelon Certified Organic, California Grown

.58lb/1.28kg

5.99

30-35g

3.98

170g pkg

500-600g

Danone Activia Yogurt

Efruiti Fruit Gummies

assorted varieties

3.99

assorted varieties

Deli Department regular retail price half

.50 off

Creamy Havarti or Swiss

2/8.00

2/7.00

1L • deposit +eco fee

2.99 PRICING

1.00 off

Saputo Cheese Slices

Vita Coconut Water

regular retail price

160g

Tre Stelle Cheese Slices assorted varieties

Nature's Path Frozen Organic Waffles assorted varieties

assorted varieties

210g • product of Canada

342-411g • product of USA

2/6.00

5.99

Bakery Department 100% Whole Wheat or White Hamburger or Hot Dog Buns

Suzie’s Thin Puffed Rice Cakes

2/7.00

2/5.00

assorted varieties

WOW!

2.99 PRICING

assorted varieties

140-198g

Amy's Kitchen Frozen Pot Pies

Raincoast Trading Sockeye Salmon

assorted varieties

assorted varieties

Vega Sport Pre-Workout Energizer

42.99

Natracare Organic Tampons

9.99

6.99

16 pack

Natracare tampons are exclusively made from only fully certified organic 100% cotton. They are available in a range of absorbencies in both applicator and non-applicator styles.

Cascades Bathroom Tissue family pack

6.99

1.00 off

24 roll

regular retail price

150-160g • product of Canada

Seminars & Events at St. Marks Anglican Church, 1805 Larch St. Vancouver

Seminars & Events at Choices South Surrey, 3248 King George Blvd.

Saturday, May 26, 11:00am – 4:00pm

Sunday, May 27, 11:00am – 4:00pm

Gluten-Free Fair

Health Care Department

Brown Rice Hamburger or Hot Dog Buns

4.49

213-227g

product of USA

20% off regular retail price

A plant-based, all-natural drink mix, Vega Sport PreWorkout Energizer provides immediate and sustained energy before workouts, while enhancing mental focus and recovery. www.vegasport.com

Rice Bakery

140-157g

bags or bins

assorted varieties

375-454g • product of Canada

Sunstart Gluten-Free Cookies

Organic Popcorn

All 9” Pies

2/7.00 740ml

from 2/4.00

Bulk Department

540g

2.99

assorted varieties

assorted varieties

.98lb/ 2.16kg

each

reg 6.49

2.99 PRICING

Eco Max Liquid Dish Detergents

Prairie Harvest Organic Pasta

4.99

WOW!

A.C. LaRocco Frozen Pizzas

B.C. Grown

WOW!

whole

3/3.99

8 pack

Red Tomatoes on the Vine

Roasted Specialty Chickens

100g

2/6.00

WOW!

2.99 PRICING

Freybe Bavarian Smokies, European Wieners, Cheese Smokies or European Frankfurters

Theobromo Fair Trade Organic Chocolate Bars

Uncle Luke’s Organic Maple Syrup

Certified Organic, California Grown

8.99lb/ 19.82kg

4.99

500g

Produce Department Blueberries

value pack previously frozen

assorted varieties

assorted varieties

4.59

Sockeye Salmon Fillets

Registration and pre-payment is required. Cost $18. Call 604-736-0009 or pay online at www.choicesmarkets.com.

WOW!

PRICING

Gluten-Free Fair

Look for our

Registration and pre-payment is required. Cost $18. Call 604-541-3902 or pay online at www.choicesmarkets.com.

WOW! PRICING

www.choicesmarkets.com Kitsilano

Cambie

Kerrisdale

Yaletown

Rice Bakery

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

2595 W. 16th Ave. Vancouver 604.736.0301

3248 King George Blvd. South Surrey 604.541.3902

Choices at the Crest 8683 10th Ave. Burnaby 604.522.0936

Kelowna 1937 Harvey Ave. Kelowna 250.862.4864


Vancouver Courier May 18 2012