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Since their 1922 debut, radio plays seen as poor cousin to TV, film

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ing at a bus station at night. It can be heard by campers, hikers, cross-country cyclists, or for anyone travelling by car, ferry, train or plane. Local radio playwright Dean Hoover listens to old radio plays on CKNW when he works the graveyard shift at a Vancouver airport warehouse. In fact, audio drama is a break for anyone tired of reading text or staring into a computer or TV screen. Some prefer to dim the lights or close their eyes, which generally works for the best effect.

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ast March, Canadian fans of audio drama were shocked. In the federal budget, the Harper government trimmed the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s funding by 10 per cent, and CBC management responded by cutting its radio drama completely. It spelled the end of an 85-year tradition. The most famous casualty was the long-running CBC radio show Afghanada, which followed the stories of our soldiers abroad and attracted almost half a million listeners. Dozens of prominent writers, actors and politicians protested the cut, to no avail. It was a major setback indeed—but it’s not the end of the story, for audio drama still survives in many other forums in Vancouver and around the world. “We are in a revolutionary time for radio drama now,” says local audio playwright Jason Logan, author of the radio play Jack Benny Live at the Vancouver Pantages, which played on Co-Op Radio. “I am really stoked. When I grew up in Detroit in the late 1940s, radio was my religion. That’s why I wanted to bring political comedy to the Internet, by way of radio webisodes. Today, you can become your own broadcaster.” On live radio, many Vancouverites keenly listen to classic radio shows every midnight on CKNW, and on Lights Out on Sunday nights at 10 p.m. on Classic Rock 101. Younger artists are creating whole new styles of drama for podcasts, and far from killing off

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Audio playwright Jason Logan says radio was his religion growing up in the 1940s. analogue-age radio dramas, digital media helps to preserve them by providing thousands of free downloadable samples on the Internet. This, in turn, is inspiring new generations of listeners to create more shows like it.

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udio drama or radio play is a dramatized, purely acoustic performance, broadcast on radio, posted on the Internet, or published on audio media such as CDs. With no visual component, it depends on dialogue, music and

sound effects to help the listener imagine the characters and story. Because the listener works to co-recreate the story, it has been called the most personal and intimate dramatic medium. (It’s not to be confused with audio books, read by a single narrator, which is now a $400-million business.) In his grad student years, Logan heard Canadian communications guru Marshall McLuhan speak in Toronto. In an eye-dominant world, said McLuhan, the ear is taken for granted and too often

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neglected, and that in this age of visual stimulations, listening (in media as in life) has become almost a lost art, one that needs to be rediscovered and developed. Audio drama, whether played through headphones or loudspeakers, is also ideal for times when it’s impracticable to watch TV or hold up a book. It works well for truckers on an overnight drive, a hotel desk clerk on night shift, people cleaning or cooking, eating dinner, soaking in a bath, tanning in a beach chair, wait-

ince their debut in 1922, radio plays have been generally underrated as a poor cousin of the visual drama—live stage, film, television—and are seldom reviewed by critics. Yet over the past century they have been valued by many passionate devotees. There are genres for every listener: classic novels, detective stories, westerns, comedy, romance, horror, and science fiction—and thousands of such old-time plays can downloaded for free at archive.org. (See related story on page 34.) When playing old radio dramas, seniors can re-live simpler times, the blind and disabled can imagine a new world, and immigrants and those with reading difficulties can learn English classics. For young people, it may be an interesting new experience, serving as a halfway station between the active labour of reading and the passivity of watching TV or films. In some ways, too, the stories suggest the aboriginal tradition of oral history. Continued on page 5

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n Canada, the first regular radio drama series was the CNRV Players show of the Canadian National Railway Drama Department’s (1927-32), produced from Vancouver by Jack Gillmore. During Canadian radio’s golden age from 1944 to 1961, about 6,000 ad-free plays—sharp, sophisticated, often politically risky—were produced in more than 100 CBC series across the coun-

try, and more than half were Canadian originals. By the mid-1950s, audiences began to shift their interest to television. Quality CBC radio drama continued, however, ranging from adaptations of short stories by Margaret Atwood, Margaret Laurence and Alice Munro in the late 1970s, to Vancouverite Mark Leiren-Young’s Dim Sum Diaries in 1991, to Afghanada this decade. “We grew too dependant on CBC,” says Logan. While CBC radio theatre was unique, one can find other outlets for au-

dio drama in Vancouver. Jay Hamburger, artistic director of Theatre in the Raw (theatreintheraw.ca ), has presented 22 radio plays on the Thursday nights 9 p.m. Arts Rational program of CoOp Radio (CFRO 102.7 FM), and hopes to continue. (Full disclosure: I took a VSB acting class with Hamburger years ago.) Hamburger, who studied radio drama at UBC’s theatre department in the early 1990s, has been trying to set up a low-cost radio play writing and acting course at the Vancouver School Board’s continuing education program. “Radio plays are a great start and a training ground for shy actors, and novice writers and directors, musicians and technicians,” he says, adding that he works for hours with foley (sound effects) technicians for each audio play. Other activities abound. Over the years, Co-Op radio has hosted live broadcasts of plays from the Fringe Festival, the Carnegie Radio Play Project, and Radio Station Café (a project of the Portland Hotel Society). Recently, the Performing Arts Lodge on Cardero Street was transformed into a radio studio by Michael Fera, co-artistic director of Hoarse Raven Theatre, for a performance of A Christmas Carol. Twitter and iPod generations are not just putting new dramatic wine in the old bottles, but reinventing the bottle itself, as they experiment with original ways to create and distribute their audio stories. In fact, the term “radio play” is being supplanted by “audio drama” as listeners shift from radio to the Internet. Continued on page 6

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Theatre director says radio plays thrive in U.K. Continued from page 5 For instance, Not From Space (2003) on XM Satellite Radio was the first national U.S. radio play recorded exclusively through the Internet in which the voice actors were all in separate locations. Digital recording is cheaper and more flexible than analogue, independent radio drama podcasts have no restrictions on program length or content, and improvisation may become as popular as scripted drama. Logan foresees the use of graphics to accompany the audio drama on the play’s website. “Radio Drama is Re-invented,” announced Vancouver’s Pi Theatre last April as it presented Visions of Vancouver-Stories in the Digital Age. This was a series of four short plays commissioned to celebrate Vancouver’s 125th anniversary, performed live at CBC Studio 700 last October, and recordings can be found on the theatre’s website at pitheatre.com. Of these, Adrienne Wong’s Elevate is the bittersweet story of Sal, a young woman struggling to find community in an anonymous downtown condo tower, and The Thin Veneer, Kevin Loring’s response to last year’s Stanley Cup riot. “In six months, we had 500 people stream or download the plays from 11 countries,” says Pi’s artistic director Richard Wolfe. “I love doing it. We tried to capture flavour of old time radio, so we did it in a studio, and made a special set for each play.” One of the boldest departures from the older style is the “podplay” by the

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Neworld Theatre of Vancouver (neworldtheatre.com). “A podplay is what happens when a radio drama meets a walking tour,” explain the company’s artistic producers Marcus Youssef and Adrienne Wong. “Each of Neworld’s podplays is a 15-minute adventure in Vancouver’s downtown. You will hear characters, story and dialogue—just like a radio drama. And you will hear instructions that will navigate your walk through the city streets.” This podplay is the only audio drama noted here that subscribers must pay for, which Neworld says goes to artist fees and royalties for the more than 50 people who produce it. Many theatrical groups are non-profit charities, and some receive government funding while others do not, but none have paid advertising. Audio drama is the cheapest form to produce, and most artists accept that nobody will ever grow rich from the medium. If enough cheap online subscriptions and CDs cannot be sold, production funding might still be found through private donors, foundations, or even advertising. (Wolfe said online subscriptions are problematic because a file can be improperly copied and

shared by a user, and that dramatic CDs are mainly bought by people over age 50.) “I don’t think the old radio play format is obsolete,” says Wolfe. “And the CBC radio plays were also posted on their website. It’s thriving in England, and there they have a special awards show just for radio acting.” Indeed, in the U.K., the BBC spends $15 million annually to produce 750 new radio plays a year. Moreover, Sue Zizza, a sound-effects artist who teaches at New York University, figures there are about 300 “true, quality audio dramatists” active in the United States. “Radio drama like Lux Theatre pulled people together, and the Internet splits the audience,” says Hoover. As most new media is produced and consumed today, the audio drama has become more fragmented and individualistic: after recorded and mixed with the most sophisticated audio technology, it can be effortlessly downloaded to be heard anytime. Yet some listeners might prefer the simplicity of old-time radio, when people from coast to coast would gather around the radio, awaiting the same theatrical event at a set broadcast time. “When I was in high school I was glued to the radio every Sunday night to listen to CBC broadcasts of adapted classics. Vanity Fair, Wuthering Heights, etc.,” Alice Munro wrote to protest the CBC cuts. “It was my lifeline to a world of nobody I knew. So—was this elitist? I don’t care—it was salvation.” stromp@telus.net

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deferred to city manager Penny Ballem for an update on the negotiations. She pointed out the provincial government’s announcement late last week that it rescinded the permits for the property. Now, she said, the Musqueam is negotiating with the developer. Then it was the mayor’s turn. “I do take real exception to Coun. Affleck’s motion that council did not authorize me to take a position on this. I have some sad news for you: I do not require your permission to take a public position

and demonstrate leadership on an important issue for the city. I was elected by the people of Vancouver to be the mayor of this city and I take that for what it is.” He continued. “Coun. Affleck, I know you may like to be able to direct every bit of advocacy that I might do on behalf of the people of Vancouver. That’s laughable, that’s not going to happen. I need to take this position on behalf of citizens.” Affleck got in the last word. “To throw all your cards on the table is an inappropriate and ju-

Affleck and Robertson, however, managed to agree on another controversial issue facing the city: separated bike lanes. The day after the dust-up, Affleck joined the mayor and others of the council’s planning and environment committee to unanimously approve making the temporary lanes on Hornby and Dunsmuir streets permanent. Council did so despite concerns raised from Charles Gauthier of the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association about trouble with right-turn lanes and the lanes negative effect on downtown businesses. The separated bike lane network allows a cyclist to ride in a lane protected by barriers from Kitsilano to Chinatown. mhowell@vancourier.com Twitter: @Howellings

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Jill Weiss, chair of the city’s Persons with Disabilities Advisory Committee, told me this week she’s been hearing from many women in their late 80s and 90s devastated that TransLink’s TaxiSaver program is being phased out. “That means their only measure of independent transportation will now be taken away,” says Weiss. “Many cannot use HandyDART because their health needs vary so much that they can’t pre-book HandyDART rides.” There’s also the important issue of allowing seniors and persons with disabilities to maintain some dignity. Weiss notes some TaxiSaver users have bladder issues and can’t use HandyDART due to the length of the rides. That’s an issue that didn’t even occur to me when TransLink announced in May it’s cancelling the program. For more than 20 years, residents of Metro Vancouver who qualify for HandyDART could purchases $100 worth of TaxiSaver fares for $50 each month. But now TransLink says there’s no need for the program and money can be saved by eliminating it. TransLink argues the cost savings in the first year alone, $1.1 million, will fill an additional 19,900 HandyDART requests, based on the amount of TaxiSaver usage in 2011. According to TransLink, there were 18,100 cases in which a trip request could not be filled in 2011 because a vehicle was not available. That list would include my partner, who had major knee surgery last year and tried to book HandyDART for his physiotherapy sessions on days I couldn’t drive him. He was out of luck for his first two visits because, not knowing the ropes, he booked too late. And

sandrathomas there was certainly no wiggle room to allow for a schedule change. Depending on the trip, HandyDART must be booked up to five days in advance. But according to Heather McCain, chair of TransLink’s Access Transit User’s Advisory Committee, it will now be easier to book spontaneous trips rather than scheduling well in advance. In a news release following the announcement in May, McCain said TransLink’s conventional transit system is better equipped to allow people with mobility devices like scooters and wheelchairs to board compared to when the TaxiSaver program was introduced. Today, HandyDART also offers service until midnight, allowing for evening travel. But Weiss says statistics from the 2010 Canadian Urban Transport Association reports trips from vans and buses dedicated to people with disabilities cost $32 for an average one-way trip, whereas taxi trips cost $16. TaxiSaver us-

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Lack of public input on major policies weakens democracy Thoughts on democracy, Part 2 Does the name “Aloysius Snuffleupagus” ring a bell? Mr. Snuffleupagus, or just Snuffy, is a Muppet on the children’s television show Sesame Street. Initially, only Big Bird could see the lumbering beast, loosely modelled after a woolly mammoth. In later episodes, Snuffy became visible to other characters on the show. At the provincial and federal level, representative democracy has an unnerving resemblance to this hairy Hensen/Oz construction. Are we investing our faith in a consensual hallucination based on something extinct? Or is democracy in a strange, in-between state, like Schrödinger’s Cat, until we are certain that vote suppression hasn’t compromised election results? In theory, voting is the last line of defense between the restless many and the prosperous few, keeping both sides from ripping up the social contract. Attempts at electoral subterfuge, such as the robocalls in the last federal election, are proof positive that free, transparent elections are still considered a threat in some quarters. In its idealized form, democracy works when an enlightened citizenry makes the informed decision to elect leaders of vision. Said leaders then make informed decisions on the voters’ behalf. Unfortunately, their political vision—and ours—is sometimes less than 20/20, and the words “public interest” often appear at the very bottom of the legislative eye chart. I like to think that Canadians are in better electoral shape than our neighbours south of the border, cursed with their cartoon-like duopoly. What thinking American still confuses their quarterly children’s matinee of Elephant versus Donkey with meaningful political struggle? But before we congratulate ourselves on our greater number of functioning political parties, we should remember that both the Canadian and U.S. electorate have rarely been consulted on major policy decisions. Canada’s involvement in Afghanistan started in early December 2001, with the deployment of Joint Task Force 2 into southern Afghanistan, without public knowledge. Two years later, then-vice president Cheney’s inner circle leveraged Saddam’s fictitious weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) into a planetary threat, and the U.S. Congress signed on to the Iraq invasion in spite of the biggest antiwar demonstrations in world history. When it comes to major domestic and foreign policies, this is how our leaders roll. In the late 1950s, president Dwight D. Eisenhower initiated the U.S. space program, and his successor, John F. Kennedy, presided over the decision

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geoffolson to land a man on the moon. The American voter had nothing to do with this Olympian expenditure of public funds—though when Neil Armstrong put his boots in moon dust, few Americans regretted this sky-high triumph for the Stars and Stripes brand. Even one of the greatest infrastructure projects of the 20th century, the U.S. highway system, went without public input. The Eisenhower administration sold it to the public as “The National Defence Highway System” to justify expenditures. (The proposed idea was to shuttle missiles and military equipment on superhighways in the event of a Cold War crisis.) This was not the main reason, of course; the program was really about oil consumption. In an audio interview on the Postcarbon Energy Bulletin, MIT media critic Noam Chomsky reminded listeners that the U.S. highway system was part of a widespread program of undoing efficient, lower cost transportation—particularly railways. “That actually followed on a literal conspiracy, a conspiracy judged so by the courts, between several major producers... actually it was General Motors, Standard Oil of California, Firestone Rubber, who got together to buy up the quite efficient electric rail system in Los Angeles and elsewhere in California and to replace it by buses, trucks, and roads and so on,” Chomsky observed. By the time road crews were at work on the National Defence Highway, half of all American homes had televisions. This phosphorescent piece of furniture offered a fantastic opportunity for auto advertisers to sell millions of couch potatoes on a new generation of tail-finned land yachts. In short order, asphalt became as patriotic a substance as apple pie or uranium 2-35, and the automobile became the vector of the free and freewheeling American. Needless to say, Canada wasn’t outside the reach of the American Autogeddon. Trolley tracks were torn up from Toronto to Vancouver, and passenger rail destinations went the way of bison migration routes. Like our neighbours, Canadian voters had absolutely no say in the matter. Part 3 next week. mwiseguise@yahoo.com

The Lingerie Football League is an abomination, says a reader, who thinks the women should be strippers if they feel the need to run around naked. file photo Jason Lang To the editor: Re: “Pigskin and lace,” June 8. I get it. Women love to play football. I would, too, if I had the size, time and money and all that jazz, but really—lace, panties and bras? Instead of a uniform like the men wear, you want to have equal rights to play? Wear a full uniform like the guys. And you think men are there to watch

you ladies play? Hell no. It’s a sexed-up problem waiting to happen and a disgrace to the game of football. If you feel the need to run about half naked, get dancing or strip jobs. Or better yet, get a life. Sign this a fan sad to see football made into a sex game that kids are going to go to. Michelle L. Mackie, Vancouver

Downtown bike lanes necessary To the editor: The separated bike lanes in downtown are fantastic. I have heard people are biking into work even when they have free parking at work because the lanes are now much safer. In fact, I’ve even seen parents biking with their kids on those lanes. When you see that, you know you’re doing the right thing. It shouldn’t only be the fearless ones who can cycle around downtown. The lanes connect well with the safe and quiet routes to the south and east that are on residential streets. I have cycled them several times and it’s easy to

see why more and more people are using them. They are a great addition to the city and I hope we see infrastructure like this in the suburbs where busy routes are sometimes the only possible way to ride around the area. Tim Yzerman, Surrey •••

To the editor: I’m glad city council voted to make the Hornby and Dunsmuir bike lanes permanent. I ride around the Dunbar, Point Grey UBC area regularly, and sometimes to the Burrard Bridge Marina. I have not cycled downtown for a few years,

but I do drive Hornby once or twice a month, and like the look of the bike lane. Hornby has been as easy to drive since the bike lane went in as it was before, and it’s great to see that cyclists are well protected from the car and truck traffic. Another thing the city needs to do is replace those temporary concrete barriers on the Burrard Bridge with lighter, thinner steel ones. That will provide a little more room on the sidewalk and in the bike lane, and take a lot of weight off our lovely old bridge. Ed Chessor, Vancouver

Columnist wrong on Fraserview riding To the editor: Re: “Musings on potential B.C. election candidates,” June 8. Though a seasoned and astute observer of the local political scene, Allen Garr is surely off the mark in judging the B.C. Liberals to be odds-on favourites to win Vancouver-Fraserview in the next provincial election. In Fraserview, the B.C. Liberals bear the stigma of having waged an anonymous smear campaign in 2009 against the NDP candidate, in the course of which they exceeded election spending limits and violated other provisions of the Election Act. As a result, Kash Heed, the Liberal MLA, was fined $11,000 and charges were laid against two of his campaign workers. While Mr. Garr may think otherwise,

NDP members in Fraserview did the right thing last November in re-nominating Gabriel Yiu. Mr. Yiu came a close second in the 2009 election and might well have won the seat had it not been for the Liberals’ unscrupulous tactics. It’s only fair that he should have been given the chance to run again. This time, moreover, Yiu is likely to win, not least because his election would allow the community to send a powerful message to those who would subvert the democratic process. As for the Liberals, it will take more than merely replacing a disgraced incumbent for them to stave off defeat. The case of former federal MP David Emerson is highly instructive in that regard. Stephen Phillips, Vancouver

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The city will implement a rental bike system next spring, similar to Montreal’s Bixi program as shown here. photo submitted system in Vancouver. The concept is not new, with more than 300 public bike share systems worldwide, including in Montreal and Toronto where an annual fee to use the bikes costs $95. Customers simply swipe a credit card in a kiosk, take a rather beefy bike and drop it off at another station. In Toronto, a bike can be used for $1.50 an hour, which is much cheaper than $8 an hour at some bike rental shops in Vancouver. Plans in Vancouver call for stations in downtown and the core of the city every two to three blocks on streets, sidewalks, plazas, parks and some private lands. Each

station would accommodate about 20 bikes. A major component of the system that still has to be worked out with Alta Bicycle Share and Bixi is how to include helmets with the bikes. Alta doesn’t operate a bike share in Portland but operates a system in Melbourne. That system has vending machines where helmets can be purchased or the rider can pay $20 for a membership and get a helmet. The law in B.C. says cyclists must wear helmets and Dobrovolny acknowledged there is no successful integrated helmet systems in place worldwide. “That was one of the key challenges that all of the

proponents were very well aware of and focused their proposals on,” he said of the city’s search for a company to implement the bike system. “Not only are there benefits to proponents to develop an integrated helmet solution that will work in Vancouver, but there’s also tremendous desire to have an integrated helmet solution in cities around the world where there is not a mandatory bylaw.” Mexico City created a helmet law exemption for adults after its bike rental program’s first year of operations. Tel Aviv recently exempted adults in urban areas. In Brisbane, the city bought 400 helmets that remain on the bikes and are not cleaned. An owner of a West End bike rental shop and an employee of another rental business told council the implementation of a bike share program with its cheaper user fees and stations built near their stores could potentially be disastrous for their bottom line. Council agreed to consult with English Bay Bike Rentals and Spokes Bicycle Rentals before the new bike program is implemented next year. mhowell@vancourier.com Twitter: @Howellings

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Contributing writer Brent Granby is trying to keep patient about buildings he hopes someday will be built for patients. With almost 11 months until the provincial election, Premier Christy Clark and Minister of Health Mike de Jong announced Wednesday that business and concept plans would be done by 2014 on how to pay to rebuild the aging Burrard Street campus and keep the hospital open during construction. “We’ve been advocating for a renewal of the hospital since 2002, but better late than never,” said Granby, vice-chair of the Save St. Paul’s Coalition. Operator Providence Health Care began exploring other sites in 2002 but community pressure by Granby and others in 2010 cancelled a proposed move to a site north of Pacific Central Station. Providence already submitted a 190-page concept plan in February 2011 to the health ministry for a six-year, $450 million to $610 million replacement. The facilities have suffered electrical failures and bro-

Premier Christy Clark claims there is $500 million set aside for St. Paul’s Hospital. photo Jason Lang ken elevators and are at risk of major earthquake damage. St. Paul’s, the biggest of Providence’s facilities, got $1 million in emergency funds after a February 2011 power outage. Another $12.5 million for electrical upgrades and $4.7 million for the elevator system were announced last September. Clark’s announcement came a day after de Jong’s news conference at Royal Columbian Hospital to talk about a potential five-year, $750-million renovation of the New Westminster hospital. That project also hinges on a business plan. Vancouver-West End NPD

MLA Spencer Chandra Herbert said both announcements were more about the Liberals trying to “save their own political skin.” Downtown is no closer to a better hospital, he said. Clark claimed there is $500 million already set aside for St. Paul’s. The health ministry service plan shows $1.71 billion for capital grants for health facilities and $579.8 million for executive and support services capital spending for 2011-2012 to 2014-2015. There is no mention of St. Paul’s in the service plan. Providence had a $2.05 million surplus on a $728.2 million operating budget in

2010-2011. The Vancouver Esperanza Society, including onetime Providence chairman Kip Woodward, bought the Station Street site in 2004 for a potential $24.8 million sale to Providence and the government has paid the annual $800,000 property tax bill. The site was once eyed by Vancouver Whitecaps’ owner Greg Kerfoot for a soccer stadium. It was a VANOC bus and delivery truck screening and parking area during the 2010 Winter Olympics. B.C. Pavilion Corporation used it to store equipment and materials for the B.C. Place Stadium renovation. Health ministry spokesman Ryan Jabs said Esperanza continues to hold the property “as an investment for potential future government use.” He said the tax payments are because of the “unique location and size.” “At this point in time, we have not made any decisions about the future of the Station Street land, and it is too early to speculate on its potential future use,” Jabs said. 2010goldrush@gmail.com Twitter: @bobmackin

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The park board is accepting comments on a proposal to install a landscape feature in Thornton Park commemorating the contributions of Irish Canadians to Vancouver and Canada. The proposed feature includes a combination of columns, with some three metres tall and others about 1.2 metres, decorated with traditional Irish art. Five of the columns will also include plaques acknowledging the contributions of Irish Canadians to Canada. If approved, the columns will be installed along the walkway leading from the SkyTrain station to the Pacific National terminal building creating a circular garden bed, including ornamental trees, shrubs and flowers. Comments can be made until July 1 to pbcomments@vancouver.ca or “Ireland Canada Consultation,” attention Arts, Culture and Environment Coordinator, 2099 Beach Ave., Vancouver, B.C. V6G 1Z4.

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Beginning Saturday, West End residents who want to divert their organic food scraps from the landfill will have two options. The West End Food Scraps Drop Spot program is expanding to include the West End Community Centre on Denman Street from June 16 until Oct. 20, every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This drop spot complements the one in progress at the West End Farmers Market on Nelson Street each Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The program is a joint initiative of the West End Neighbourhood Food Network, Village Vancouver and Recycling Alternative. And for those who don’t know their coffee grounds from their organic lettuce scraps, the Food Scraps and Composting

Forum—Policy and Practise takes place June 16 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Bidwell Room of the West End Community Centre, 870 Denman St. The purpose of the forum is to inspire and inform residents about food scraps composting.

Basketball Jones

The basketball program at Strathcona Community Centre is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a tournament this Saturday. Organizers are hoping recent grads and alums who played or coached in the last four decades will join in the June 16 celebration, which starts at 10 a.m. with an opening ceremony and fundraising HoopA-Thon. A barbecue lunch will be served at noon followed by the Women’s Alumni Game at 2 p.m., the men’s at 3 p.m. and the closing ceremony at 4 p.m. The Hoop-A-Thon is a fundraising event for kids’ basketball at Strathcona. For more information, email strathcona.40th@ vancouver.ca.

Slidin’ Mary

The park board’s floating slide, affectionately known as the Queen Mary by insiders, is in place at English Bay so now all we need is some sun. But even in the rain, you can still enjoy the outdoor, heated pools at Kits Beach Park, Second Beach in Stanley Park and New Brighton Park. Meanwhile, warmer weather is forecast for this weekend and lifeguards will be on patrol at 11 swimming beaches from Victoria Day to Labour Day. Just a reminder: smoking, dogs and fires are prohibited at all parks and beaches. Barbecue coal pits are available in some areas. For more information, visit vancouver. ca/parks/rec/beaches.

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Finally, I do know that Vision Vancouver commissioner Aaron Jasper remains vicechair of the park board. Due to a miscommunication in editing, Trevor Loke was erroneously named vice-chair in Wednesday’s print edition of this column. sthomas@vancourier.com Twitter: @sthomas10


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Canada Post plant hangs in limbo Laura Rodgers

Contributing writer The future is uncertain for almost 2,000 postal workers based at Canada Post’s huge mail-sorting plant in downtown Vancouver. Just over a year after announcing more than half of them would move to a new plant in Richmond, Canada Post may be changing its mind. The Crown corporation’s Vancouver plant has operated out of 349 W. Georgia St. since 1958. But a year after announcing they’d move the operations to a sprawling 700,000square-foot facility to be built at the Vancouver International Airport, they’ve also purchased a $12.7-million, city-block-size property at 333 Woodland Dr. near Hastings Street. And while the fate of the downtown location’s workers remains unclear, a similar project recently completed in Winnipeg brought job losses and increased injuries for postal workers, according to the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW). Canada Post spokesperson John Caines told the Courier that 660 of the downtown jobs would be shipped to the new YVR facility as soon as it is completed in 2014, a decrease from the 1,200 that were slated to move there as of last May. In a subsequent phone call to clarify numbers, spokesperson Anick Losier wavered, saying she couldn’t confirm any job details yet. Robert Mulvin, president of CUPW’s Vancouver local, speculates that those currently working stationary jobs at the plant will be shipped south to Sea Island, while letter carriers working Vancouver routes may start their days at a new depot to go in at the Woodland property. Regardless of where the jobs go, CUPW expects there will be fewer of them within the next few years. After Canada Post’s modernization initiative was implemented in Winnipeg, roughly 100 of the city’s 550 stationary mail-sorting jobs were lost. The

city has also lost 50 permanent positions for letter carriers. CUPW says that a similar situation is likely to occur in Vancouver. “It will result in fewer jobs,” said Mulvin. “There’ll be fewer people in the building, and there’ll be fewer people delivering the mail.” No layoffs occurred in Winnipeg, and the workforce reduction happened because workers retiring or leaving jobs voluntarily weren’t replaced; Canada Post insists this will also be the case for Vancouver. The modernization plan, costing $2 billion across Canada, will see 40-year-old equipment replaced with newer, faster machinery. Rather than sorting their mail by hand, letter carriers will rely on a “multiline optical character reader” to sort out mail for them, and carriers will spend more of their time on the road as a result. Canada Post says that moving some of the downtown Vancouver facilities into a large, single-storey facility will streamline operations. They also insist that moving processing next to the airport will ensure a competitive edge in reaching the Asia-Pacific market. Job losses weren’t the only concern for workers in Winnipeg. “We’ve seen a massive increase in the injury rates,” said Ben Zorn, president of the Winnipeg local for CUPW. Canada Post’s Losier said the overall injury rate hasn’t increased in recent years, but she was unable to offer detailed or location-specific information that could compare rates between the new and old systems. Coun. Geoff Meggs hopes that Canada Post will keep as many of the jobs within Vancouver as possible. “If there’s a new arrangement that would see some of the jobs remain here, I would think that’d be a good thing,” said Meggs. “To the largest degree possible, I think jobs should be located close to where people live, and we should try to keep employment in Vancouver.” laurarodgers@gmail.com

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Abused women without legal status and their advocates are relieved the province will now allow easier access to income assistance. They say the move will prevent experiencing years of emotional and physical stress. Premier Christy Clark announced Monday that

mothers without legal status in Canada who are leaving violent relationships but unable to leave the country with their children can now access income assistance in British Columbia. “This means that women who are living in this situation, whose children are also experiencing or witnessing abuse will feel that they are able to leave situ-

ations, they won’t have to endure it anymore,” said Lisa Rupert, the YWCA Metro Vancouver’s associate director of housing and manager of Munroe House. Denise, an immigrant from Asia whose name was changed out of concern for her safety, stayed with her emotionally and physically abusive husband for eight years before her church

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Book helps commemorate school’s 100th anniversary Cheryl Rossi Staff writer

Sharpshooting students at Henry Hudson elementary were so good at hitting the bull’s eye, they earned the title of city rifle champions in 1915 and 1916. A photo of the well-dressed youngsters will be included in a centennial memory book as part of the Kitsilano school’s 100th anniversary. “It’s basically wartime, right,” said Alan Patola Moosmann, chair of the committee organizing the centennial anniversary, June 21. The winning team included future White Spot and baseball man Nat Bailey, Hugh Matthews, a son of the city’s first archivist Major Matthews, and Harold Clay, one of the school’s first students who recalled at the time of the school’s 75th anniversary hiding out in the school field’s bulrushes. His son and Hudson alumnus, Gordon Clay, has contributed numerous photos to the celebration. Initial construction on the red brick school named for the English explorer who sailed on the ship Discovery, which sought the Northwest Passage in 1610, was completed near Cornwall and Cypress in 1912. Patola Moosmann, whose two children attend French immersion at Henry Hudson, was surprised to see many JapaneseCanadian and Indo-Canadian faces appear in class photos taken up until the Second World War.

Henry Hudson elementary students in 1947. Japanese settlers fished in the area until they were interned in the interior during the war, and until the 1950s, members of Vancouver’s Sikh community, many of whom worked in the sawmills on False Creek, lived near Cypress and today’s Burrard Street, where there was a temple. “Now like any Vancouver elementary school it’s just massively diverse,” Patola Moosmann said. “Impressionistically, I’d say that about a third of the kids in those [French immersion] classes don’t speak

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English at home so French is their third language.” Hudson’s barbecue, which is traditionally held during the second to last week of school, has been expanded into a block party to which alumni, former staff and members of the community are invited. White Spot Triple-O’s Mobile Kitchen will cater the event, which will include music by the Hudson Centennial Choir, Gwen Gauchee Trio and Odyssey, vintage vehicles including the fire department’s 1912 fire truck, mem-

bers of the Vancouver Police Department’s mounted squad, vintage costumes, decade rooms containing photos and memorabilia and First Nation’s history of the area. The event falls on National Aboriginal Day. The school choir will release a CD at the event that includes two songs from each decade since 1912. The centennial celebration memory book not only includes historical photographs, but also essays by Grade 7 students who imagined other times with a letter to a grandparent, a diary entry or by referencing the news or music of the era. “Some of them have clearly taken great delight in looking up dictionaries of period slang,” Patola Moosmann said. The school’s parent advisory council has done much of the planning for the centennial, creating a polished website complete with videos and a historical quiz. “People value the school. People do feel a sense of community in the place,” Patola Moosmann said. A sense of collaboration between school administration, staff and parents contributes to that sense of community in a locale that attracts many newcomers to the city and Canada, he said. The main floor of the school will be open from 3:30 to 6 p.m. with festivities in the gym and on the field until 8 p.m. For more information, see hudsoncentennial.com. crossi@vancourier.com Twitter: Cheryl_Rossi

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Open house

An open house about Kitsilano secondary’s seismic upgrade is scheduled between 3 and 7 p.m., June 27. The school has a main building and several additions. Like many other aging Vancouver schools, it’s at high risk of damage in an earthquake. The upgrade will transform the school and grounds, but the 10th Avenue heritage façade will be preserved. Premier Christy Clark and education minister George Abbott

appeared at the West Side site late last October to announce $57.8 million for the project. Construction will meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold standards. Construction is expected to start in 2013. The open house is meant to give the local community a project update and outline what the key elements are in order to ensure the replacement building meets everyone’s needs, according to school district spokesman Kurt Heinrich. The open house takes place in the school cafeteria. Kitsilano secondary school is at 2550 West 10th Ave. School board and city staff will be on hand. The project has a Twitter feed: @KitsilanoRenew.

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If you’re wondering if your school is the only one with principal and/or vice principal administration changes happening in the next school year, it’s not. There are more changes taking place than in past years, according to the VSB. Four administrators are retiring, two are returning to teaching and 13 are going on leaves for various reasons. Board chair Patti Bacchus described staffing as a complicated chessboard, where one move can trigger several others. For example, the retirement of Vancouver Technical secondary principal resulted in administrative changes at four of the district’s 18 high schools, according to a brief on the issue from deputy superintendent Jordan Tinney. Five small elementary schools also had vice principals reporting to another school, but those schools had principal positions restored, meaning jobs had to be reposted. Administrators sometimes ask to be moved for personal or career reasons or the district feels they’d be a better fit elsewhere. noconnor@vancourier.com Twitter: @Naoibh

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Kitsilano Secondary School Seismic Renewal Wednesday June 27, 2012 at 3 - 7 pm 2550 West 10th Avenue (in the school cafeteria) Vancouver School Board staff, City of Vancouver staff, and members of the project team will be in attendance to: ! Provide an update on the status of the school renewal process; ! Present key elements that will be used to ensure the renewed building meets the school’s needs; and ! Outline the next steps in the process. Vancouver School Board

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Heritage Vancouver’s inaugural Garden Tour, June 23 and 24, includes 13 private gardens across the city—some of which may have chrysanthemums growing. file photo Dan Toulgoet

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The Heritage Vancouver Society is hosting its inaugural Garden Tour June 23 and 24. For this first tour, 13 eclectic private gardens and one boulevard garden from across the city will be open to the public, all which have a tale to tell. While some of the gardens surround 100-year-old heritage homes, they could be new creations of the most recent owners. This is also an opportunity to check out an impressive Shaughnessy garden, complete with an outdoor fireplace and spa. Also on the tour are modern or renovated homes with established gardens. Look for creative ways to grow fruits and vegetables, ideas for small spaces and three heritage homes on Commercial Drive, with gardens linked to each other by gates. Those same gardens are on streets lined with 70-yearold elm trees, many of which were recently saved from the chopping block by concerned neighbours who banded together. The tour runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Passport tickets for the self-guided tour are $30. For tickets and more information, visit heritagevancouver.org.

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Speaking of firsts, Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue Association (VOKRA) is hosting its first online auction to raise money to help pay for the care and medical attention of stray cats and kittens. The Facebook auction includes 40 unique items, including pet care services, vegan cupcakes, a gift certificate for a tattoo and a pair of Yanni tickets. All auction items were donated by local businesses and VOKRA supporters and are available for viewing at facebook.com/ VOKRA.

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can visit the River District community hall to celebrate Father’s day from 1 to 3 p.m. (The hall is located next to Romer’s Burger Bar at the south end of Kerr Street on the Fraser River pathway.) The theme is Kind for a Day, and families are welcome to give Dad the royal treatment by making him a coupon book or playing together on an Xbox or one of the many other games on hand that day. Finally, cap off the afternoon by making Dad a crown. Then stay for a free screening of the kid-friendly movie Mr. Popper’s Penguins from 4 to 6 p.m. Everyone attending will be eligible for a draw to win passes to see the new penguin exhibit at the Vancouver Aquarium.

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Also taking place June 17 is the annual Car Free Day on Commercial Drive from noon to 6 p.m. This year’s event has doubled in size and will include a renegade road hockey game and street festival. As well, watch for volunteers from the Grandview-Woodland Community Policing Centre, who will be handing out pamphlets detailing its new APB program, which stands for “Autos, Pedestrians and Bikes, encouraging everyone to be Alert, Predictable and Benevolent.” The inspiration for the brochure is the increasing number of collisions and growing conflict and frustration of pedestrians, cyclists and drivers as they try and navigate this city. Go to carfreevancouver.org for more information on car free days across the city.

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Got mustard? Next week, June 20 and 21, Maille Mustard will create a pop-up tasting venue in the rotunda of the Pacific Centre Mall where passersby can try a variety of flavours, including Dijon Originale, Honey Dijon and Crunchy Gherkins—(who knew?) The free tastings take place from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Participants can also pick up recipe ideas, just in time for summer. sthomas@vancourier.com Twitter: @sthomas10

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What is Beauty Night? Beauty Night builds self esteem and changes lives of women and youth living in poverty through three streams of programming: wellness, life skills development and makeovers. For more information, see www. beautynight.org. Caroline MacGillivray is Founder and Executive Director of Vancouver’s Beauty Night Society, a non-profit organization.

Cabriolet event gives three charities a ‘Voice’ Cabriolet’s seventh annual event takes place Saturday, June 23 at the Brian Jessel BMW dealership on Boundary Road, and this year’s must-attend fundraising mixer has pulled out all the stops. Jessel and his team of staff and volunteers have secured none other than Grammy Award winner and judge of the TV show “The Voice,” CeeLo Green, in concert as the main attraction. According to organizer Rhoda Rizkalla-Couvaras, this gathering of well-heeled socialites and BMW owners will mingle among the showroom’s “Beemers” on display, while enjoying a bevy of fab fringe benefits. Your ticket to this muchanticipated affair includes food samplings from 16 restaurants; a silent and live auction; wine, beer and a martini bar; valet parking; plus, a chance to win a oneyear lease of a 2012 3-Series BMW. Rizkalla-Couvaras raves: “In the stocked live auction we have up for grabs a trip for four to Sparkling Hill Resort in Vernon, a trip to Whistler, and – just added – the Telus Suite for Madonna’s concert!” Best of all, she says, three worthy organizations are the beneficiaries of this event: Surrey Memorial Hospital Foundation, Arts Umbrella and VGH/UBC Hospital Foundation (a charity close to Brian Jessel’s heart.) For gala tickets ($200 per person, all inclusive), go to cabriolet2012.eventbrite.com

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include a hell of a lot of growing areas in north Washington state,” he says. “But when the money’s spent in the local economy, it benefits everybody.” One of the challenges of promoting local food production is showing growers their options for creating a steady revenue stream, according to Mockler.

“No matter what you do in the province of British Columbia you really can’t grow 12 months a year in hothouses, because no matter how much heat you

put into it, we just don’t get enough sunlight come November and December.” Bergen Farms may have found an answer to that problem. The Abbotsford grower helps supply Thrifty’s with fresh blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries during the summer, but when fall hits, Bergen offers a frozen line. Mockler, a confessed ‘tomato freak,’ says it’s difficult to compete with local flavours. “You can¹t beat the taste of something that’s grown in the soil in the Okanagan in the heat, because tomatoes love high heat levels,” he says. But while the flavour is strong, the price tends to be higher, something Mockler says is difficult to avoid. “In the middle of winter, California by itself can supply everyone in North America with their lettuce,” he says. “B.C. has only a three to five month window to harvest out of the fields, but they’ve got to pay for themselves for 12 months.” That is a major factor, he indicates, as it affects the price you pay at the till.

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These days, more a slipstream that allows than ever, head straight the vehicles to use less for the science and fuel … with savings of technology section of up 20 percent possible your daily newspaper or depending on spacing weekly newsmagazine and geometry.” In if you are looking for short, this more than encouraging stories. ‘futuristic vision’ The most recent at the offers the prospect of time of writing (in early no more distracted June) was the update at a driving, no more driver US conference of 30,000 misbehaviour or driver cancer specialists on the error caused crashes, Cedric Hughes Barrister & Solicitor reported development of smoother traffic flow a magic bullet or ‘smart and better fuel efficiency bomb’ for breast cancer treatment, something resulting in less overall environmental impact “first proposed more than 100 years ago but only from road vehicles generally. now possible with advances in technology.” Volvo isn’t a lone pioneer on this drive train And on the automotive front, in late May, project. It has a name: —The Safe Road Trains Swedish car maker AB Volvo announced “a world for the Environment or SARTRE project — and first” —a road train consisting of a lead truck it is a partly European Commission-funded joint driven by a professional driver followed by four venture led by British engineering and technology self-driven Volvo vehicles— a second truck and developer Ricardo UK. The other collaborators three cars—that travelled for 200 kilometers on a include Idiada and Tecnalia Research & Innovation public motorway in Spain in normal traffic. Volvo of Spain, Institut für Kraftfahrzeuge Aachen of described the trial as “highly successful” and the Germany, and SP Technical Research Institute of project manager, Linda Wahlstrom, was quoted as Sweden. saying, “People think that autonomous driving is science fiction, but the fact is that the technology An online video of this road train test drive is already here…From the purely conceptual in operation can be seen at http://www.vcoa. viewpoint, it works fine and the road train will be org/-resources/volvo-news-archives/408-sartrearound in one form or another in the future.” road-train-premiere-on-public-roads. Given our general understanding and acceptance of the Road Rules has written numerous articles on the degree to which commercial airplanes, freighters, development of the self-driving car and intelligent cruise ships, bullet trains and other super-sized road systems. We watch with great interest. The motorizedtransportationvehiclesareauto-piloted, benefits of auto-piloted vehicles seem self-evident. it is interesting to note the focus on proving that Volvo summarized them as follows: “The project auto-piloting technology also works for road aims to deliver improved comfort for drivers, who vehicles and on anticipating and attempting to can now spend their time doing other things while answer skepticism about its advantages. driving. They can work on their laptops, read a book or sit back and enjoy a relaxed lunch. … Naturally the project also aims to improve traffic Please drive safely. safety, reduce environmental impact and, thanks Road Rules is by Cedric Hughes, to smooth speed control, cut the risk of traffic Barrister & Solicitor tailbacks. with regular weekly contributions

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Listen deeply and acknowledge feelings when in conversation We all seek to be understood, but sometimes we can be so intent on expressing our own points of view that we stop listening ourselves. Last weekend, as part of the last module in a medical leadership course, I participated in a profound exercise with three other family physicians. We each took turns telling a brief story about a time when we were in conflict—personal or professional. The three others took on the roles of listeners. One was to listen for facts, the second for feelings and the third for values. At the end of the story, each of the listeners reported back what they had heard from their assigned perspectives. Listening to the facts seemed easy enough. After all, we do this every day in the clinic. Doctors are known for transcribing detailed notes on the history as explained by the patient, and to show that we’re really listening, we’ll ask questions to hone out even more detail. Listening for feelings also came naturally. Physicians are taught early in family practice to attend to patients’ personal experience of illness. Medical students around the world are taught patient-centred interviewing with the acronym FIFE (feelings, ideas, functioning and expectations). In an empathy course I took in my first year of

davidicuswong medical school, I learned the power of accurately reflecting back a person’s feelings. To feel understood can be the first step towards the relief of suffering. This was useful in relating better to my patients. Later, it was helpful as a parent. When one of my children was upset, I calmed them by accurately acknowledging the feelings they were experiencing and understanding their point of view. If you’ve worked with the public, you already know that you cannot get an irate customer to calm down by telling him to. You must first acknowledge his point of view and his feelings. Though the facts of the story are clearly explicit. Feelings may not be. Though we may talk specifically about feelings, sometimes they may be better reflected in tone of voice and nonverbal expressions. Sometimes, as listeners, we have to be tentative in

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our reflections of emotion. We may not have it right; we may project on the other our own emotions or how we might have responded to the same situation. Yet we are open to correction and therefore better understanding. The third mode of listening—attending to the other’s values—was the most profound aspect of our exercise. These values might include your core beliefs about yourself, the world and others; what you care deeply about, how you find meaning and what a situation represents to you. Most of this is implicit. We have to read between the lines and listen behind the words we here. Rather than offering a definitive statement, the values listener may instead ask deeper questions to get at the core values. But to accurately understand another’s values and reflect them back is the most powerful way of listening. It brings both listener and speaker to a deeper level of relating and transforms everyday listening to deep listening. Today, attend to your conversations. How deeply have you been listening? What are the feelings and values you hear in another’s words? Dr. Davidicus Wong is a physician and writer. His column appears regularly in this paper. You can find his posts at davidicuswong. wordpress.com.

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WHERE THERE’S A WIND, THERE’S A WAY These days, modern built homes must meet or exceed the expectations of home buyers - in design, functionality, return on investment, and, particularly on our West Coast – feature both the greenest of materials and utmost energy efficiency.

Odenza Homes, well known on the West Side of Vancouver for its cutting edge new custom homes and stunning renovation projects, has taken it a step further, with Vancouver’s first new home build incorporating the latest in wind turbine technology. A recently designed ‘dream home,’ located in the Dunbar area at 3405 West 22nd, is an Odenza signature creation. And Jason Hammond (pictured above), general manager of the Dunbar office of Odenza, is proud of what this home stands for. “We (Odenza) are currently the home and property owner, so this is a ‘spec’ house,” he says. “We bought the land and we’re building the house on it. Eventually we will sell it. However, we wanted to do something new and innovative as well as set a precedent / trend for other builders and homeowners to follow.” In a letter sent out recently to neighbouring homeowners, Hammond, who had applied to

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Odenza Homes is proud to be a member of Built Green British Columbia. Built Green promotes the construction of buildings that are healthier for the occupants and healthier for the environment. Build green programs and practices provide tremendous positive impact to both people and the environment in which we live in. One of the primary tasks of the Build Green program is to inform and educate the home-buying public on the value of a home that meets Built Green standards. Recently, Odenza Homes completed and achieved its newest Platinum Certified Built Green

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1. International celebrity air hostess/comedian Pam Ann, a.k.a. Australian stand-up comic Caroline Reid, touches down in Vancouver as part of her onewoman satirical show about flying the friendly skies, Pam Ann: Around the World. Flights depart June 16 and 17, 8 p.m. at the Vancouver Playhouse. For tickets, call 1-855-985-5000 or go to ticketmaster.ca. 2. Vancouver’s exclamation-mark-loving Hey Ocean! brings its slick and catchy pop stylings to the Vogue Theatre, June 16, in support of the band’s major label debut IS. We Are the City opens. For tickets, call 604-569-1144 or go to northerntickets.com.

3. Who says there’s no such thing as a free screening of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey and a bag of popcorn? Pacific Cinémathèque hosts its fourth annual open house and donor drive June 16. Guided tours of the projection booth, the film reference library, and the West Coast film archive, plus family-friendly activities led by the education department, a poster auction and a donor drive begin at noon, with 2001: A Space Odyssey screening at 2 p.m. For more information, go to cinematheque.bc.ca.

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If you haven’t guessed by all the glossy advertisements, golf shirt sales and barbecue recipes filling up your peripheral vision the past few weeks, it’s Father’s Day this Sunday. Like many of you, we mark the occasion by waiting until the last minute and frantically searching for something to buy our old man that isn’t soap on a rope or rhymes with “gishing fear.” It is a difficult undertaking. This year, however, the man who sired us—make that, the man we’ve been led to believe sired us—threw us for a bit of a loop when he put a metal detector at the top of his wish list. That’s right, a metal detector. And not just any old metal detector, but the Bounty 2200, which a few weeks ago was selling for half price at “Crappy Tire,” as our dad likes to call it. “If they don’t have it, don’t bother with the 1100 model, it’s just not up to snuff,” our father instructed. How did he know the Bounty 1100 model was not “up to snuff” compared to the mighty 2200? Why does a bear crap in the woods? Who has seen the wind? Why can’t our father

4. Comedian, actor and filmmaker Bobcat Goldthwait first gained fame and notoriety as the garbly voiced freak in Police Academy movies, and subsequently spent the rest of his career trying to erase that image most people had of him. The creator of Shakes the Clown, once called “the Citizen Kane of alcoholic clown movies,” drops by Vancity Theatre as it hosts a Bobcat Goldthwait Retrospective, June 16 to 21. Films include You Don’t Look the Same Either, Windy City Heat, World’s Greatest Dad, Sleeping Dogs Lie, Shakes the Clown and his latest God Bless America. Goldthwait will host a Q&A following the screenings on June 16 and 17. For more info, call 604-683-FILM (3456) or go to viff.org.

use a belt like everyone else to prevent his pants from revealing half of his slice of blindingly white butt crack? Because that is how it has always been and will always be. Initially the thought of our 6’3”, 270-pound father lumbering across the crowded beaches of our hometown in search of loose change and lost jewelry, dressed in his traditional summer garb of grease-stained, cut-off dress slacks, black socks and brown leather dress shoes, and inevitably getting into an argument with some stranger, horrified us. But then we realized we don’t live in our hometown anymore, and anything our dad does can’t embarrass us if we’re not there to witness it. Phew. So we trekked down to “Crappy Tire” this week in search of the elusive Bounty 2200. The thing is, no one working there seems to know anything. Three different employees sent us to three different areas of the store until finally we were told by another person that there were no more Bounty 2200s to be had, if there were any to begin with. Another day, another store, another waste of time. It was as if our fruitless hunt for a particular

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metal detector had become a metaphor for metal detectors in general—lots of wandering around aimlessly with little to no reward. So needless to say, our pop’s not getting a Bounty 2200 metal detector for Father’s Day this year. Which is probably a good thing. His wish list also includes a few choice CD selections (he just bought a new vehicle for the first time in his life, which includes a CD player—a first, as well). Top of the list is Toto’s classic 1982 album, Toto IV, to replace his dog-eared vinyl copy. Also, Fleetwood Mac’s Rumors and something by Bruce Hornsby and the Range. Apparently, our dad really took the lyrics “that’s just the way it is, some things will never change” to heart. Of course, this leads to a whole new potentially frustrating Father’s Day gift search. Can you still buy Toto CDs? Did they ever make Toto CDs to begin with? And if so, where in Vancouver would we find them besides a thoroughly depressing garage sale? Looks like soap on a rope and some gishing fear it is. k&k@vancourier.com Twitter: @KudosKvetches


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Local stations CKNW and Classic Rock 101 broadcast radio series of yesteryear

Old Time Radio dramas alive and well on the Internet Stanley Tromp

Contributing writer For those who want to explore the vast world of Old Time Radio audio drama, there are hundreds of shows coming online each year for listening or free download, as copyrights expire after 50 years. Others are modestly priced (for instance, Twilight Zone 40-minute radio episodes are $2 each on iTunes), or can be purchased on CD. There is, sadly, a major historical gap: the CBC has not yet archived online the hundreds of fine audio dramas it produced during its Golden Age of 1944 to 1969 (unlike state radio networks in Britain and Australia have done for their shows). Yet a few can be found at cbc.ca/rewind, such as a quirky drama from the early 1990s called Midnight Cab. Notes on this topic are posted by the Canadian OldTime Radio Alliance at cotra.ca On live radio, Vancouverites can hear classic radio shows every midnight on CKNW, and Lights Out on Sunday nights at 10 p.m. on Classic Rock 101. Modern audio drama from around the world is broadcast and podcast by The Sonic Society in Halifax at

sonicsociety.org and also archived at theaudiodramadirectory.com. As well, Radio Drama Revival, at radiodramarevival.com, is a weekly radio show and podcast of contemporary audio drama, with 200 hours of original shows stored since 2007. Of the many Internet sites storing older audio dramas for free downloads, the largest and best is the Internet Archive at archive.org. Here there are genres for every listener: classic novels, detective stories, westerns, comedy, romance, horror and science fiction. Plays range in timing from Night Editor, ingeniously packing a crime story into 12 minutes, up to a Shakespeare play staged by Orson Welles’ Mercury Theatre at an hour-and-ahalf. (While some run 30 minutes, it usually needs at least one hour to even suggest the sense of a great story.) Another resource is the Old Time Radio Researchers Library at otrrlibrary.org, which includes some shows from Australia and Canada. My favourite series at archive.org is the 100 audioplays of NBC University Theater, which are based on novels by Mark Twain, Aldous Huxley, Edgar Allan Poe, Herman Melville, Ernest Hemingway, Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, Joseph

Websites such as archive.org post older audio dramas for free, including radio plays staged by Orson Welles’ Mercury Theatre. Conrad, E.M. Forster, John Steinbeck, George Orwell, Leo Tolstoy and Fyodor Dostoyevsky. More classic stories can be heard at Favourite Story, Theatre Guild on the Air, and Theatre Royale from England. Many are adapted from stage plays by Shakespeare,

Moliere, Oscar Wilde, George Bernard Shaw, Eugene O’Neill, Henrik Ibsen and Anton Chekhov. Some people are fans of mystery shows with characters such as Sherlock Holmes, Philip Marlowe, or Mike Hammer. Still-funny comedy shows are up there too, with

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Groucho Marx, Jack Benny, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, Bob Hope, George Burns and Gracie Allen. It was traditional for the film stars of the 1930s and 1940s such as Cary Grant and Humphrey Bogart to recreate their hit films for a radio broadcast, such as in the 500 plays at Lux Radio Theatre, and the 115 stories at Screen Directors Playhouse. For others, the best of radio is in the science fiction stories at Dimension X, Science Magazine of the Air, and Exploring Tomorrow. These were written by masters of the genre such as Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Philip K. Dick, Robert A. Heinlein, Frederik Pohl and Theodore Sturgeon. One local highlight is a fine 1965 CBC Vancouver radio dramatization of John Wyndham’s apocalyptic science fiction novel The Kraken Wakes. To listen to the plays, not even an iPod is needed. Audio drama is the cheapest form of entertainment for those on the lowest incomes. MP3 players that run on one AAA battery with earbud headphones go for $12 at most dollar stores, and through its USB plug can download hundreds of free radio plays from Internet at the public library. See related cover story

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CBC’s Gloria Macarenko emceed Gordon Smith’s annual foundation luncheon in support of art education for kids.

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Actor Dan Levy and gossip queen Elaine Lui served up the latest Hollywood dish at their inaugural SMUT Soiree held at Vancouver’s Urban Winery.

Fred Society darling Alexis Palkowski celebrated her 28th birthday in style at Birks with B.C. caviar served by C Restaurant’s Lee Humphries.

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Executive chef Ned Bell at Yew Restaurant stepped up his commitment to seafood sustainability as the Vancouver Aquarium’s newest Ocean Wise partner.

Still life: Art lovers, artists and educators gathered for the ninth annual Gordon and Marion Smith Foundation benefit. CBC’s Gloria Macarenko emceed the Sunday brunch and auction of fine works held at the Capilano Golf and Country Club. Paintings by Jack Darcus, Graham Gilmore, Attila Richard Lukacs, Bobbie Burgers, Ross Penhall and 93-year-old Smith went on the auction block. Efforts of auctioneer Barry Scott and matching funds by the Macquarie Group helped raise $200,000 for the foundation’s Artists For Kids programs and Gordon Smith Gallery scheduled to open this fall. Pay dirt: For six years, the SMUT Soiree has been a mustattend event in Toronto for Hollywood gossip and amusing banter. Gossip girl Elaine “Lainey” Lui hosted her first West Coast edition for diehard smuthounds. A sell-out, the cocktail party at Vancouver’s Urban Winery was packed with gossipmongers craving the latest Hollywood gossip. Top cops: Vancouver’s Odd Squad Productions Society, a volunteer-unit of police officers that produce movies for kids about the dangers of drug and alcohol use and other criminal behaviour, celebrated its 15th anniversary at the Convention Centre. Co-founders Al Arsenault, Toby Hinton and Mark Steinkampf were feted for their ongoing efforts to curb gang activity and drug and alcohol use among youth. Hear Fred Mondays 8:20 a.m. on CBC Radio’s The Early Edition AM690 and 88.1FM; email: yvrflee@hotmail.com; Twitter: @FredAboutTown or fredabouttown.blogspot.com.

Odd Squad co-founder Mark Steinkampf and youth educator Charlene Smith have made presentations to 15,000 students about the devastating effects of drugs.

Promoting Persian Culture, Saeedeh Salem and Kataneh Sherkat fronted the Neekoo Foundation’s evening of fine wine and food at Vancouver’s Urban Winery.

Odd Squad co-founder Toby Hinton and Police Chief Jim Chu welcomed a capacity crowd to the Convention Centre for the Odd Squad Gala benefit.

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The immense and welcome success of Vancouver’s food carts has the Hired Belly musing on the fortunes of regular bricks and mortar, un-axled lunch spots. It’s no secret that downtown restaurants have taken a hit since the arrival of the ubiquitous bite-on-the run. Food cart temptations include everything from Fresh|Local|Wild (Burrard and Hastings), where albacore tuna melts fly off chef Josh Wolfe’s terrace-adorned eco-friendly truck, which is also available for private functions, to mouth-watering Middle Eastern barbecued wraps from Mangal Kiss (Georgia at Howe). However, a lunchtime visit to Yaletown’s Bistro Sakana (1123 Mainland St., 604-633-1280) suggests that restaurants that know what they’re doing have nothing to fear from the food cart boom. Arrive at Sakana and you’ll be greeted and seated in seconds, under the heated patio if you choose to take in the passing scene. Soothed by a relentless supply of piping hot green tea, the mood is less frenetic than most Japanese spots. A parade of immaculately presented, though not complicated, small plates add up to a delicious, underrated midday bite. Miso soup, sunomono salad and dynamite roll arrive in prompt succession, followed by the principal plate of the daily special—in our case tender chicken teriyaki delivered with a fresh green salad and an option of white or brown rice. All served on china, at a spotless ta-

Sakana’s immaculately presented small plates make for a delicious photo Tim Pawsey midday bite. ble, with pleasant service that’s worth a decent tip. At $9.50 it’s a steal. ••• We have it on good authority that summer has promised to arrive with a vengeance next week. When it comes to patios, while there’s no shortage of the obvious, a couple more-hidden, upscale al fresco haunts have caught our attention in recent weeks. Look up as you wander down Alberni near Bute and you’ll spot Ki Modern Japanese, arguably the most well-concealed and elegant of outdoor escapes. Book in to the cedar-trimmed third floor deck for seriously good sushi (and more) courtesy of celebrated chef Yoshi Tabo. While Rosewood Hotel Georgia’s Hawksworth gets all the glory, a short trip on the elevator will deposit you (on a comfortable couch, if you wish)

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Vasek Pospisil will partner with Daniel Nestor, the world’s No. 1 doubles tennis player, and represent Canada at the London Summer Games. “I am very excited to live the Olympic experience but when it comes down to the tournament, I’m going to be extremely focused. I’ll take it point by point like any other tournament and give it my best.” Pospisil said Nestor is a childhood idol. These will be the first Olympics for the 21-yearold Vancouverite and the fifth consecutive Games for 39-year-old Nestor who won Canada’s only Olympic gold medal in tennis with Sebastien Lareau in 2000 at the Sydney Games. Pospisil, a six-foot-four right-handed player, turns 22 later this month. Pospisil also said his father and coach, Milos, is “overjoyed. He’s put his heart and soul into this.” For Olympic doubles tennis, the world’s top 10 players receive direct entry and choose a compatriot as the partner of their choice. Nestor selected Pospisil to compete with him on the grass courts at the All England Club in Wimbledon, the tennis venue for the London Games. Pospisil was in the Toronto airport when he got the call from Nestor. “Obviously, I was really happy and excited and I thanked him right away.” The duo hold a 2-0 Davis Cup record, which includes a crucial win over Grand Slam champions Jonathan Erlich and Andy Ram during Canada’s World Group play-off versus Israel. Singles star Milos Raonic, ranked No. 21, and Aleksandra Wozniak, No. 56, will compete for Canada in singles action. Following the London Olympic tennis event, scheduled for July 28 to Aug. 5, all four Canadians will compete in Toronto and Montreal at the Rogers Cup from Aug. 4 to 13. mstewart@vancourier.com

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Close to 180 crew and nearly 5,000 paddlers take to one 500-metre racecourse in False Creek Friday to Saturday for the 24th annual Rio Tinto Alcan Dragon Boat Festival. Every 12 minutes for 10 straight hours on Saturday and Sunday, up to eight boats will launch from the starting line. The races are fiercely competitive and the quickest cover the distance in two minutes. Amid thousands of athletes, a handful of boats draw attention to their accomplishments, ambitions and especially their abilities. They question stereotypes and dispel myths. Adele Piroshco, the manager with the Eye of the Dragon, a boat of blind and seeing-impaired paddlers, likes it best when their boat can blend in with the crowd. “It’s an arena where the visually impaired are not competing against the visually impaired. You’re competing against sighted athletes, you’re an equal,” said Piroshco, who met her husband when she joined the team as a seeing guide 11 years ago. “The great thing about dragon boating is that it’s a sport that doesn’t really focus on your disability. It’s more about your abilities,” she said. Abreast In A Boat is back on the water and the paddlers, each of them a breast cancer patient or survivor, continue to reject the assumption that women who’ve been treated for the disease should avoid repetitive upper-

body movement. The first of its kind in the world when it was launched 16 years ago as a groundbreaking research project, Abreast In A Boat has spurred more than 160 other boats around the globe. For the past eight years, Conquering Waves has been crewed by people with mental illness, their family and supporters. They continue to conquer the stigma of mental illness while promoting education and awareness. The teams are competitive. The Eye of the Dragon’s cheer is “You can’t see us beating you!” and they have helped at least three crews of blind paddlers form in other cities. Timing is crucial in efficient, fast dragon boating and each visually impaired paddler is paired with a guide who sits on the same bench and paddles on the other side of the boat. “To a certain degree, being visually impaired is a small advantage—you don’t get so distracted by everything that is going on around us,” said Piroshco. O2P is a team made of kidney dialysis patients, their supporters and health care professionals. They promote kidney health as well as organ donation. Britta Watts considers her ability to paddle and race with a dragon boat team a gift: “I’m a very lucky girl,” she said. In 2005, Watts received a double lung transplant. Her organs were scarred from cystic fibrosis and doctors said she would not survive. She was 28. “I was told that I only had 10 days

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Brown on the mound for C’s Megan Stewart Staff writer

Canadian right-hand hurler Eric Brown got the nod Thursday to start for the Vancouver Canadians when they open their single-A short season June 15 in Spokane against the Indians. “I’m excited, I just found out this morning,” said Brown as the C’s dusted their summer whites and practised at Scotia Bank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium. “I’m really anxious to get the season underway. He’s one of four Canadians on the C’s 25-man roster who will travel to Spokane. “It’s an honour to be named opening day starter and I look forward to playing in the Nat again.” In 18 games for Vancouver’s championship Northwest League campaign last season, Brown threw primarily as a reliever in 27 innings for a 3.62 ERA before he was relocated to Lansing with the Jay’s long-season single-A affiliate in the Midwest League where he pitched 15 innings primarily out of the bullpen for a 3.52 ERA. The C’s considered the move a promotion and now Brown is back as the club’s starting pitcher where he can let loose with the offensive style he likens to being a bulldog. “It’s a mentality: being aggressive and attacking the strike zone, attacking the hitters and trying to dictate the at-bats,” he said. “You want to be able to go at them and pitch to your game-plan.” The six-foot-one 23-year-old from Thunder Bay, Ont. pitched four seasons with the University of B.C. Thunderbirds before he was selected by the Jays in the 50th and final

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round of the 2011 draft. He earned his starting spot at UBC and pitched an impressive 81 innings for a 7-2 record with 75 strike outs and a 2.27 ERA his final varsity season. He’s moved from the centre of the diamond to the bullpen and is now moving back again. The mound is where he wants to be for the opening pitch of the opening inning. From there he can show off his 93 mileper-hour fastball. “It’s a personal best for me this year. I’ve hit a new personal best every year for the past three years so I’m always trying to get stronger, trying to improve my mechanics and hopefully keep climbing.” Against Spokane in a five-game series beginning this weekend, he’ll start with a climb back to the top of the mound. The Canadians open their home season at 7:05 p.m. June 20 against the Tri-City Dust Devils. For tickets, go to canadiansbaseball.com. mstewart@vancourier.com Twitter: @MHStewart

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Last summer when I received a call from Dr. Cathryn Zeglinski asking me if I would ride for her Northlands Medical Clinic cycling team, I was curious. As it turns out, the Northlands team, nicknamed Team Pink, is sponsored by Zeglinski and her Whistler-based medical practice. After three years with the National Team, Zeglinski took a break to continue medical school, have a child and begin building her medical practice. Several years later when she returned to mountain bike racing, she was competing for herself and realized she didn’t want to wear someone else’s jersey— she wanted to wear her own. The desire to design her own jersey came from her interest in the colour pink, a colour associated with femininity, and the response she got whenever she wore it when she cycled. Zeglinski found she drew more encouragement and support every time she raced in the colour. She came to believe fans liked it because, as a female racer, the pink kit made her stand out in a sport dominated by men. “Women can celebrate being a woman and still have prowess on a bike,” said Zeglinski. Strangers approached her, sparking conversations she’d never had before about sportswear: Where did it come from? Who was the sponsor? How could they get one? This spontaneous attention, coupled with a scarcity of women in

the sport of cycling, inspired Zeglinski to produce more pink women’s cycling kits. Although she first imagined attracting competitive women who would train and race together, Zeglinski realized the majority of women don’t ride for the sole purpose of racing. (I applaud all women who cycle, whatever their reason.) Training for something specific, such as a race or gran fondo, not only makes us work harder but more importantly it makes women (and men) feel like we are a part of something that matters.

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The Scion iQ is not just the smallest four-seater car for sale in North America, it’s the smallest four-seater in the world. But you can still fit a third adult in the back seat. smaller than it really is. Which, by the way, is pretty dang small: the iQ is just three metres long and one-and-a-half meters wide. It’s not just the smallest four-seater car for sale in North America; it’s the smallest four seater in the world, and shrinking the exterior dimensions over something like a Yaris is just the first step. Environment First off, one does not “slide” into a Scion iQ, nor do you “squeeze” into it. Instead, pop the locks on the little tyke (keyless entry is standard), open the door, and then fairly stroll into the spacious interior. After a brief tour around the interior, head back outside again and ask yourself, “How the heck did they do that?” Walk around to the front of the car and I’ll show you. Here—unlike the rear-engined Smart—

ing combines with equally clever trickery in-cabin. A traditional glovebox is turfed out in favour of a cargo box mounted below the passenger’s seat. Seat backs are ultra-thin (but still comfy). Extended footwell space for the passenger’s seat means that you can fit a third adult in the rear passenger’s side, and if you’re really close friends, add a fourth tucked behind the driver in a pinch. One caveat: with all four seats occupied, the iQ’s cargo space drops to pretty much nothing. If you bought groceries, they’d have to be two-dimensional stuff like flatbread, sliced ham or Kraft-singles. Performance Having already mentioned a displacement of only 1.3 litre, I’m sure you won’t be surprised to hear that the iQ pumps out just 94 ponies from its little four-pot powerplant. Still, with a curb weight of just under 1,000 kilo-

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grams, it’s more than adequate for city driving. Actually, never mind “adequate,” were it not for the slight rubber band feeling that the Continuously Variable Transmission imparts, the iQ drives much more sportily than it has any right to as one of the lowest-powered cars in Canada. What’s more, slotting the CVT into “sport” mode hangs on to the revs a bit more and improves the drive at the expense of maximum m.p.g.’s. Naturally, the iQ is available pretty much everywhere except here with a manual transmission and for that I must dock it a few points on the old fun-o-meter. However, in all other respects, it drives like a modern incarnation of the Mini Cooper. Not the current all-caps BMWbuilt MINI Cooper, you understand. That car is a kitschy premium retro-mobile that’s a delight to drive but kind of expensive when you add a few options. The iQ is more like the original Brit-built people’s car in that it’s a clever packaging solution to the problem of how to transport people around in an efficient, yet very fun, manner. Grasp the extra thick steering wheel, spec out the sport suspension options (hey, I lowered my iQ!) and away you go: wheeee! Oh, and parking it? About as easy as playing ring-toss with a hula-hoop. Features Scion eliminates the guess work with all its models by providing them in one very well-equipped standard trim and letting you customize from there. Base price on my tester was $16,760 plus freight. Standard features include Bluetooth, air conditioning, USB audio input and tilt steering. Safety features include anti-lock brakes and more airbags than a hovercraft convention. Driver and passenger even get one for their knee. Continued on page 43


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Six-speed manual transmission. 250hp. Buick. (Wait, what?) Let’s play a word-association game. Ready? Buick. Now, if General Motors had their way, you’d have immediately pictured a pre-scandal Tiger Woods relaxing at a country club, indicating luxury and grace and athleticism. However, what you probably thought of was a beige Buick Century doing 60 km/h in the fast lane with the left turn blinker going. Buick is a funny brand that way. Its sporting associations are long gone but in the muscle car era, the Buicks were kings. Think of the enormous Wildcat and the 455-powered GSX. And remember the turbo’d Grand National GNX of the ’80s? One of the coolest cars ever built. Buick’s trying to bring back a little of that cool factor with the new Verano mid-size sedan. Yes, it has all the luxury trim you’re used to and doubtless most will be sold with the automatic transmission. But with 250 turbocharged horses on tap and an available six-speed manual it might just be a step back in time to when Buick was the gearhead’s choice.

Buick is trying to bring back the cool factor with the new Verano mid-size sedan. • Spoils of War: 1935 MercedesBenz 500K In the ’30s, owning a MercedesBenz displayed both wealth and taste. Not just cars, they were beautiful objets d’art, with swooping fenders, long hoods and lashings of chrome. Very desirable stuff indeed. Certainly so to a group of American GIs who made off with a crimson 1935 M-B 500K shortly after the Allies marched into Germany in 1945. The big ‘Benz belonged to successful German industrialist Hans Prym, a gentleman who also carried

the appellation, “the Zipper King,” having made his money controlling a vast zipper empire. You can’t make this stuff up. Any-hoo, the 500K “mysteriously” disappeared and then popped up again recently at last year’s RM Monterey auctions, where it sold for $3.7 million to a Dutch collector. “Not so fast!” said the German courts—as the car had left the country right after the Second World War, the clock on the statute of limitations hadn’t started running and the car rightfully belonged to Prym’s heirs.

Naturally, the legal wrangling is far from over. Still, it raises an interesting question: do you suppose that every car in Saddam Hussein’s massive collection was accounted for? • A Quick-Fix for Potholes Used to be, cars all rolled around with 60-series sidewalls—big, pillowy tires with squidgy handling characteristics. Now, everything needs to have “sporty” handling and that means low-profile tires and big alloy wheels, even on basic cars. Great in theory, not so great when the road turns rough. I know of several cases where a potholed road has claimed a tire or rim and a tenacious owner has recouped the cost from the city. It’s an expensive problem for municipalities and scheduling in crews to patch the areas always seems to take too long. Students at the University of Case Western, in Cleveland, have come up with an ingenious solution. Simply a bag filled with a non-Newtonian fluid (think corn-starch and water) called “oobleck,” their pothole-patch can be applied in the following manner: find pothole, put bag in it. The fluid-filled sack conforms to the hole and job done. As anyone who’s been to an elementary school science fair knows,

mixtures like corn starch and water (oobleck is a bit more complicated) “harden” when pressure is applied to them suddenly. Thus, a vehicle that runs over them at speed won’t feel anything other than a flat surface. It’s a simple idea with wide-ranging applications and while the cost isn’t any cheaper than getting the patchwork done, it is a safer way to spot-repair the road as soon as the complaint is called in. • Click and Clack Call it Quits The other day a charming lady approached me in the grocery store. After ascertaining that I was, in fact, me, she said, “You’re my favourite automotive writer.” Aww, shucks. “...after Click and Clack.” Drat! Brothers Tom and Ray Magliozzi have been putting out their Car Talk call-in radio show for 35 years now —a full quarter-century of that on National Public Radio. Folks call in and the two hosts give their advice, often riffing off each other and poking fun in a self-deprecating manner. Tom and Ray will retire from radio in the fall, while still contributing columns and answering questions on Facebook. brendanmcaleer@gmail.com

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Houses - Rent

3090 E 43rd ave, 4 bdrm, 2.5 ba, h/w flr, 2 gar, 2175sf, 1 yr lease, no pets, n/s, $2800, Now, Call Eric 604-723-7368 (R.P. Realty)

33RD & Vic., bright whole house, newly decorated, 2br main+ 1 br in finished bsmt, 1800 sf, lrg yrd, lease no pets $1675 604-431-9544

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Out Of Town

2 BR Water Front Cottage Gibsons, $1100/per wk. Google: Gibson Water Front Oasis for info or Call 604-616-3085

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Suites/Partial Houses

1 LRG BR furnished apt, 4 pc bath, garden lvl ent, Maple/41st, UBC/VGH, dbl $1200, single $1050, ns/np, 604-565-2693 2 BR bsmt ste, 6 yr old house, btwn Oak & Cambie nr 67th, sep entry, np, $1100 avail now, 604-321-8317, 778-384-8317 BACH $600, 1 BR $750, Fraser/ 52nd, ns/np, avail July 1st, No WD, incls utils/cbl, 778-839-0740

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Legal/Public Notices

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Condos/ Townhouses

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Burnaby

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Chilliwack

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Coquitlam

2BDRM/2BTH 406-450 Bromley, COQUITLAM Private corner unit with a view; Recent upgrades OVER $22,000 (new bathrooms/floors/appls). Well run building, new roof. Steps from shopping (Thrifty’s, Starbucks,Yoga,Subway,Sushi). $279,888. Call (604) 808-2962 rantepyan@sutton.com

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Agents

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RENTALS 6508

TRUE ADVICE! TRUE Clarity! TRUE PSYCHICS! 1-877-342-3032 or 1-900-528-6256 or mobile # 4486 (18+) $3.19/min. www.truepsychics.ca

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

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COQUITLAM TOWN CENTRE Cozy 1 bdrm close to College! 1 of 5 units I have in area: $217K $289K. Llawrey Godinn RE/MAX All Points 604-657-4658

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Langley/ Aldergrove

BUSINESSES FOR SALE

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COQUITLAM Town Centre Cozy 1 bdrm close to Douglas College! 1 of 5 units I have in area. Priced from $217,500$289,000. Call: (604) 657-4658

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New Westminster

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#210-815-4TH AVE, Uptown New West. 1 BR, $138,500, Large Bright Rms. 650 SF. Full Reno; All flrs, 4 S/S Appls, New Plumbing, Roof, 125 Amp Panel, 20 outlets, Indoor Pool, Prkg, Dog, Kids OK. 7 blocks to New West Skytrain, 4 blocks to 180 stores. Call John 778-397-0508

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3BDRM/2.5BTH #46-728 W14TH Street NV - OPEN HOUSE SAT & SUN 2-4PM Rooftop patio with mtn, city & water views. Only 4 years old, Ceasarstone, SS appl & 2 parking stalls. V951636. $589,900. Call: Eric Lum (604) 377-9906

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OPEN HOUSE Sun. June 17, 24, 2-4 p.m. Newly reno 1,236 ft. New West concrete hi-rise condo (#806 The Woodward). Direct secure access Royal City Centre. $429,900 OBO. (778) 238-1056 Kijiji ad: 385917090

OPEN SUN, 2-4. #1706-612- 5th Ave. Incredible views! 1086 sf. 1.5 baths. 1 BR + den. $288,000. Brian Erhardt, Royal LePage Coronation West, 604-649-4382.

PENTHOUSE 2 BDRM plus Den, 2 1/2 Bath, granite counter with stainless steel appliances, close to skytrain, built by Bosa 2008. Asking $599,000. Call: Sutton Group West Coast Realty, CONCEPCION MABANTA Office: (604) 986 9321 or Cellular (778) 878 6371

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

North Vancouver

Port Coquitlam

3BDRM/3BTH CITADEL 1024 Yarmouth St PoCo V3C 5H4 RE/MAX ALL POINTS REALTY taracaldwellrealestate.com $608,800 Call: (604) 328-8127

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

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1BDRM/1BTH 306-4280 MONCTON Richmond open plan, 7 years old,$352,500 Call: (604) 765-6643 email: nasrinsarmadi@gmail.com

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Surrey

12239-92ND AVE. End unit twnhse, 1,450sf, 2 levels, 3 good sized BR, 3 baths, back yd, patio. Complex recent updated. $329k. Ahmed, C-21, 604-518-3601

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Vancouver East Side

ABSOLUTELY STUNNING! 3 br 3 ba, 2045sf duplex style T/home, ss appls, fenced yard, finished bsmt, dble garage. $462,900. Virtual tour www.cotala.com/2755 yourproperty4sale@gmail.com

OPEN HOUSE Sat/Sun June 16/17, 2-4pm, #104 - 2600 E 49th Ave. $314,500. 2 BR 843 sf condo. Great loc, nr bus/shops at your doorstep. Call Now Pat Ginn, Sutton WestCoast 604-220-9188 BEAUTIFULLY UPDATED open plan, 2BR, 1 ba, gas f/p, laund/ storage, newer appls, lam flr, new paint, patio, $222,000. Rashid, Royalty Group 604-721-7049

FLEETWOOD IMMACULATE 1785sf 3br 2.5ba, double sxs garage $409,900 604-507-8186 see uSELLaHOME.com id5525

NEWTON 723SF 1br ground level w/private entry, insuite laundry $138,900 778-882-7411 see uSELLaHOME.com id5546

❏ Quick Sale, below assesment reno’d top flr, 2 BR, 2 bath, 1225sf, $249K. ❏ Top floor, renod 1BR, 1bath, 752sf, asking $169k. Fully rained screened, nr amens. Mala, Sutton, 778-859-4458

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S. Surrey/ White Rock

POOLS OPEN! Best location! 66-15152-62A. WOW! 3 BR, 3 ba, w/o, HUGE yd, cds, view, tons of upgrades! 5 ★ amens. $363,800. Ped, Royalty Grp, 604-345-3339

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

S.SRY, 15298-20 Ave, Top floor, 1185sf, 2 BR, 2 bath, 6 appls, f/p, lrg balcony, prkg, rec facility. $285,900 No agent 604-872-2485

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Cancer June 21-July 22: Your month of quietude ends Wednesday – until then, rest, seek the spiritual, fulfill old obligations and deal with the government. These matters will proceed quite smoothly Sunday, less so Monday. Your energy rises midweek, but obstacles exist in home and relationship areas. (Your intuition’s superb Tuesday afternoon – act upon any tiny, calm urge.) Chase money, buy/sell, contact someone friendly and sexy, propose a business or career plan or project – everything runs smoothly, at least on the surface. (Realize your ambitions might create hidden opposition in a mate or another.) Leo July 23-Aug. 22: Enjoy friends, flirtations and a cheerful mood Sunday to Tuesday morning. That’s the end of your celebratory mood for a few weeks, as a phase of weariness, solitude, quietude and recuperation begins Wednesday. Use these weeks ahead to contemplate your direction and surroundings, to plan future actions, and to deal with government agencies. Be charitable, spiritual. You’re tired Tuesday to Thursday, but your energy and magnetism return Friday/Saturday. Despite this quieting influence, your hopes will grow even stronger, and your friendships bright. A wish will come true soon! Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: An ambitious period ends by Tuesday – but it was just the first step – the whole year ahead will bless your strivings and boost your position. Midweek begins a month of celebration, popularity, good times, entertainment, optimism, and wish fulfillment. However, you’re still struggling with money, spending and income (until October) so don’t let joy interfere with financial realities (especially Wednesday). Thursday night brings a slow-down: rest through Saturday; contemplate, plan, be charitable, contact head office or a government agency. A “feeling” about marriage is correct.

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Surrey

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Tim Stephens' Astral Reflections Aries March 21 - April 19: You’ll be really busy Sunday to mid-morning Tuesday, then suddenly a month of “stopping” starts. Rest, hibernate, garden, enjoy nature, focus your efforts on home, family, and security. This is NOT a good time to relocate or buy a home, but mid-2013 onward will be, so wait if you can. However, puttering, repairing will be fine, if you start after Wednesday noon. You have a few major problems/decisions to deal with this decade: these become apparent this week and next. They involve home/security, marriage/relationships, and career/ worldly position. Romance calls late week. Taurus April 20-May 20: A restless, travel-prone month begins Wednesday. You might discover new places to live, even as early as this Friday/Saturday. Several big changes have taken place lately: you now face a new and growing set of social contacts, wishes, and hopeful involvements. This is just beginning, and will fill the years ahead. Your money picture has also changed: the “asset chase” is over, but the 12 months ahead will boost your income fortunes, perhaps wildly! The biggest change of all is that the big changes of the last year are over, done. Great home, family, realty luck Friday/Saturday. Gemini May 21-June 20: Your energy and charisma remain high. In love, your prospects expand – you can “catch” almost anyone. But therein lies the rub: proceed carefully (now to mid2013). Decide what traits in another speak of a good mutual future, and which traits hint at the opposite. The only thing refused you Sunday/Monday might be family, social, realty or security luck. So ask for what you want, start important projects. Be careful with spending midweek. Thursday night to Saturday brings curiosity, new facts, travel, casual friends – new friends – and many little details. A prize lurks here!

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1 BD top floor in Chilliwack granite counters, 9’ ceilings, stack w/d. elec f/p. Secure underground parking. $160,000. 604-795-7367

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

LANGLEY [WILLOUGHBY] Immaculate 3 bdrm, 3 bath det. 6 yr old home at $585,500 neg. Open plan, granite, ss appl. vaulted ceil. Tel: 604.721.4414

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

372 East 48th Ave, Vancouver 4 beds/2 baths, 1155 sqft+bsmt suite, 45x143 lot. $1,069,000 372east48@gmail.com OPEN HOUSE SUN 2-4

6020 2BDRM/2BTH, $274,900 38 19797-64 Ave, LANGLEY Superb location updated upper end unit townhome w/vinylplank flr, bths, appls, paint, new roof. 2 sundecks, s/s+intrcm, garage. 604-533-6652

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Chilliwack

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

OPEN HOUSE Sundays 1-3PM 9420 Woodbine St, Chilliwack 45+ Rancher in Quiet Gated Community, 2 BR, 2 f/bath, all appls, 1200sf, dble garage, maint free yard, strata fee $136mo. REDUCED $229,900. Motivated. 1 604 625-3498

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Real Estate

●DIFFICULTY SELLING?● LOVELY VIEWS! 3BD/2.5BTH West Vancouver, Best Location, Lifestyle, Kitchen, Cherrywood Foors, Like New, Just Gorgeous $1,690,000. Tel: (778) 855-7375

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968 CRYSTAL Crt, Coq. $848,800. 5 BR, 5 Bath, 3 Kitchen 3600+ sq ft. Over 100K spent in quality renos! Must see! ADAM LLOYD 604.526.2888 Re/Max Advantage Realty

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

6 BR, 3 up, 3 down, 2.5 baths, nice update, lam fl, new paint, west Abby, 7000 sqft lot. 604-825-3434

SELL YOUR HOME, only $99, includes 1 sign, 4 photos, Stays till sold! uSELLaHOME.com 604-574-5243 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

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Burnaby

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

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: A month of dreaming and thinking wisps away mid-week, replaced by ambition, practicality, pressures and demands. This arena has not been super easy or rewarding for you over the last two years, mainly because you valued caution and skepticism over effort and belief. This will continue to October, then you’ll bounce up again. Meanwhile, through July, hold up your end at work and solve problems rather than initiate projects. Many of these problems are relationship ones, which you are uniquely qualified to handle. Thursday night to Saturday fulfills wishes – romance, popularity arrive! Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: A month of changes, investments, big finances, sexual urges and secrets/discoveries is almost over – but great luck will accompany you in these areas until mid2013. Be wary of a financial commitment Sunday/ Monday, though. It might have a glitch, especially if machinery or a co-worker (or your employment) is involved. Talking it over, though, is a good idea. Midweek brings an expanded consciousness, wisdom, a mellow mood – to last several weeks. You want to understand rather than blame. Your career or prestige drives meet excellent responses Friday/ Saturday – charge forth! Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Deal with an important relationship Sunday/Monday. Romance is not favoured but monetary, social and work relationships should go well. A new contact might open doors in future. Beware losing your temper Monday night. Midweek begins a month of investigation, mysteries, financial commitments, sexual urges and lifestyle changes. Your subconscious will rise to the surface; your intuition will be high. Still, this is a dicey midweek and month ahead: snags lie under the surface, so keep your boat on putt-putt speed. Love, joy, understanding, and travel arise Friday/Saturday!

949 HARRIS AVE, COQUITLAM Fabulous updated character home on gorgeous fenced lot with lane access! $599,900. Call Joe Campbell Personal Real Estate Corporation RE/MAX Crest Realty 604-985-7653

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June 17 - 23, 2012 Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: A month of work saves its biggest for last – Sunday to Tuesday end a work month, but they might trigger a new work project. The 12 months ahead will be filled with duties and expanded chores. (A great year to find better employment, and to purchase machinery – the best opportunities come AFTER August.) Tuesday/Wednesday begin a month of crucial relationships. This decade, in general, you’re in control, you carry the ace; but for the next few weeks another can demand – and get – their way. So be diplomatic, flexible: therein lies opportunity. Late week: riches in some form. Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: A new romance might appear Sunday/Monday. It might suffer from sexual, communications or “visiting hours” glitches, so be alert. There will be at least two significant opportunities for real romance in the 12 months ahead, especially after August. Mid-week starts a month of work and health concerns – and neither will be easy. So step carefully, avoid co-worker conflicts, sleep, eat and dress sensibly, and visit the MD if anything’s wrong. You’ll be aided by great intuition: following your instincts will keep you out of trouble. Relationships, exciting meetings, late week! Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: You’ve been subtly held back over the last few weeks. There’s another phase of this Sunday/Monday, then a month begins that features romance, beauty, creativity, self-expression, beauty and passion. It won’t be the easiest month, as several big “dislocations” occur in the world which will affect you and those you love. But for you these will be glancing blows, whereas for others they can be direct. Still, romance (more correctly, intimacy) is difficult when everyone’s screaming “crisis!” Friday/Saturday let you accomplish chores with super ease – buy a car or computer. timstephens@shaw.ca • Reading: 604-727-3673


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THE VANCOUVER COURIER FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 2012

REAL ESTATE cont. from previous page

6020

6020

6020-26

Houses - Sale

6020-08

Coquitlam

Houses - Sale

6020-18

Maple Ridge/ Pitt Mead.

TRANQUILITY, 4400SF 6br 5ba 2yr old home on 3.75ac lot c/w side suite $855K 604-818-0535 see uSELLaHOME.com id5548

6020-20

Mission

8186 Nelson Street, Mission Building lot 0.89 acres RE/MAX All Pointstaracaldwellrealestate.com $335,900. Call: (604) 328-8127

6020-22

New Westminster

HOT NEW Listing: 224 6th Ave, New West. Queens Park Beauty Loads of Character Home Situated on a huge 82.5x132 ft lot. 5 BR, 3 fully finished levs, 2 bath, 2 kitchens, solid oak flrs, park like back yard, surrounded by beautiful heritage styled homes close to everything. Only asking $997,000. (Sutton Center Rlty) Rav Rampuri 604 351-8988

Surrey

NEWTON BEAUTIFUL cozy 2479sf 5br 3.5bath ½ duplex, suite $464,500 604-592-6703 see uSELLaHOME.com id5542

SRY; FLEETWOOD GEM! 15556 - 92A Ave. Well maintained 2850sf Home, many updates, new Yaletown style in-law ste. 11,300sf Lot! Near all amens, schools, transit, shops. 1st time on market original Builder/Owner. $658,500. By appt. Open to Offers! No agents. BY OWNER Call Dave • 604-589-2248 WANTED We Buy Homes & Town Homes anywhere in the Lower Mainland. NO real estate commission. Please call 604 760-3792

6020-38

Vancouver East Side

OPEN HOUSE Sat/Sun May 12 & 13th, 10am - 2pm, 2396 East 39th Ave. 50x140 lot, 1,050 sqft bungalow, asking $1.2 mllion.

7610 Barrymore Dr N Delta $649,000 Open House Sat June 16th 1- 4 PM Sun June 17th 1-3 PM Fab 3000+ sq.ft. Family Home in Royal York. DAN SKALNIK 604-377-7008 Coldwell Banker

Out Of Town Property

SALE BY OWNER Vcr lot w/house, approx 37x103, Killarney paved alley, mins to bus/skytrain nr schools, shops, rec ctre. 604-619-0964* 604-916-5104

Lots & Acreage

15.78 ACRES driveway, well, septic & power installed. $384,900. 1-250-295-1811 deborahavery@hotmail.com

BURNABY PRIME LOCATION 6642SF lot for sale. Priced to Sell! MLS#V955528. Sutton West Coast Rlty. Jas Walia ★ 778-668-2177

www.realestatehomes.net 'Bringing People Together'

6020-26

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

Appliance Repairs

SERVICE & PARTS. Washer & dryers, stoves, d/w and fridges. Lic’d & insured. 604-346-8925

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.

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

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

6050

Carpentry

Real Estate Wanted

WANTED 2 level house with sep entry 2 bdrm ste at grnd lvl, in Vcr area of Victoria Dr & West. No agent pls. Price about $680,000. Call 604.327.5895

6065

Out Of Town Property

Recreation Property

CLEANING SERVICE. Reas rates, specializing in homes. Guar work. Refs avail. 604-715-4706 LIDIA’S EUROPEAN Cleaning. Res/Com. Specializing in detail cleaning. Bonded. 604-541-9255

8060

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) 9418 Marshall Rd, Bow, WA

1-(360)395-5525. bubba@wavecable.com

6 Lakeshore Drive, Cultus Lake $1,229,000, Luxurious Lakeside living at Cultus Lake, Vancouver’s closest fresh water ski lake. A thoughtfuly designed 5 BR, 3lvl home. Perfect for summer vacation or year round living. Nancy-Jean O’Carroll, Sothebys Int’l Rlty Canada, 604-805-7053 www.nancyjean.ca CULTUS LAKE beautiful year round RV site grt location, low fees, all ament., $117,500. 1-604-795-9785

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 778-892-5559

★ Five Stunning 5 acre oceanfrontlots near Horton Bay on Mayne Island from $404,000 growland@sothebysrealty.ca Greg Rowland, Sotheby’s Intl Rlty Canada, www.gregrowland.ca Call 250-665-6868

6040

Okanagen/ Interior

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

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

HOT SPOT FOR SALE

THE CONCRETE SPECIALIST Tiles, garages, sidewalks, stone walls & drainage. 604-809-1488

8073

Drainage

Hillcrest Plumbing + Heating

6075

Sunshine Coast

* Hydro Flushing * Perimeter Drainage * Field/Yard Drainage * Sumps/Catch Basins * Foundation Crack Repairs * Compact Excavtor Services Vancouver 604-879-1415 Richmond 604-244-0220 info@hillcrestplumbing.com

Drywall

PATCHING, TEXTURE / smooth ceilings, plaster walls. Small jobs. 25 years exp. Call 604-671-9901

Wayne The Drywaller

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

8080

Electrical

Exp. Friendly, honest, reliable New homes, custom homes, basement, Kitchen, washroom reno, addition, electric heat, Panel change & panel up grades, Residential & commercial No job is too small or too big Insured & bonded. Lic# 15167 For all your electrical needs 24/7 • 778.389.0091 Free est.

For information call

604-630-3300

8087

Ebony Electric

Excavating

# 1 BACKHOE, EXCAVATOR & BOBCAT

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

BACKHOE & DUMP TRUCK services, all types of excavation for Van & Bby. Call 604-318-7830 CONCRETE driveway, drainage, excavation, sidewalk, pavers, retaining walls landscape, backhoe & bobcat services 604-833-2103

8090

Factory Direct Cedar Fence Panel for Sale & Installation 8291 No.5 Rd Richmond Call 604-275-3158 CREATIVE FENCES - Custom or standard. Reliable friendly service at reas rates. Dante or Pete at 604-812-4640 or 604-836-6588

Flooring/ Refinishing

Hardwood Floor Refinishing Repairs & Staining Installation Free Estimates

Century Hardwood Floors 604-376-7224 www.centuryhardwood.com

CELTIC HARDWOOD FLOORS LTD.

Glass Mirrors

Commercial/Residential

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

Tel: 604-603-9655

8125

Gutters

AT YOUR HOME GUTTERS

NO HST! til June 30

(max. $400)

• 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

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

8130

Handyperson

Fencing/Gates

S&S LANDSCAPING & FENCING

8105

8120

Since 1989

RENOS • REPAIRS 9129 Shaughnessy St., Van.

732-8453

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

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

8150

Kitchens/Baths

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

8155

Landscaping

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

www.celtichardwoodfloors.ca

HENRY’S

HARDWOOD FLOOR SERVICES Sanding & Refinishing Installation Quality Workmanship Free Estimates Fully Licensed & Insured

604-771-8885

Artistry of Hardwood Floors

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

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

HEDGES, SHRUBS, TREE REMOVAL

INSURED, FREE EST.

224-3669

Clean Sweep?

Golden Hardwood & Laminate & Tiles. Prof install, refinishing, sanding & repairs. 778-858-7263 Install Hardwood & Laminate Flr Prompt. Professional. Quality. Exc rates. Jesse 778-989-1585

#1 Electrical in Greater Vancouver!

Small or Big Jobs, We Do it All!

SUNSHINE COAST 4-PLEX Grossing 49K - 7% Cap Rate Price $625,000.Located in upper Gibsons. For info Call Neil Sandy (604) 989-6345 Remax top 20

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

Discount Sales / Parts + Service

LICENCED ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR

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

Licensed Electrician. Best Rates. Reliable, Efficient & Prof. Quality Res/Comm Work. Lic #21619. Milt. 604.720.0186

CONCRETE: Walls, sidewalks, stairs, foundations. 20 yrs exp. refs. 604-440-5727 Richea

A-1 QUALITY DRYWALL. Board, tape, spraytex, steel stud. Free estimate. Bob 604-720-2911

★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★ Exclusive & Private Lake Shore Cottage, for all info: www.cottageonlake.ca $329,000 ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★

LEO ELECTRIC Licenced, Bonded, Insured Res/Com, Professional Work (Lic.# 93554). 778-883-0302 www.leoyenterprise.com

CONCRETE SPECIALIST

8075

CWK 2 BR, 1 bath. 1 car garage crn lot, fenced yrd, new reno, free hold $149,900. 1-360-637-8442

ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR: Exp, friendly, reliable. Specializing in replacing old nob & tube wiring. Lic.#50084. 604-725-4535

Concrete

Sidewalk, Driveway, Patio Exposed Aggregate, remove & replacing

Electrical

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

Cleaning

ALLY’S CLEANING 7days/wk, Bby/Van, Res/Comm, Exp, Wrk Gur, Reas Rates, 604-725-9005

FANNY BAY, VAN. ISLAND WATERFRONT HOME 90’ of waterfront with a stunning custom built home offering panoramic views of Baynes Sound over to Denman Isl. from every room. 90x170’ lot. Approx. 1500sq.ft. of beautiful architecture with 2 bdrm, 2 full baths & full basement for storage. MLS#316185 Virtual tour at www.7636shipspoint.com $699,000 Estate Sale Scampi Hirst Angell Hasman & Associates Realty. 604-728-6052

8080

A-1 QUALITY RENOS. bsmts, kit, bathroom, sundecks etc. 40 yrs exp. Free Est. 604-720-2911

8055

6060 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

8030

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

Westburn. dan@realestatehomes.net

North Vancouver

8015

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

NEW WEST 220 Queens Ave, 5 Br, 3 bath, 10,765 sf lot, approx 5,000 sf , inclds 2BR bsmt ste. parlike back yd. $1,388,000. Gerri, Mac Rlty, 604-761-3464

North Delta

6050

North Vancouver

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

6030

6020-24

Okanagen/ Interior

UPPER LYNN NVan, home for sale, 3 up 2 down very close to school, $839,900 604-980-7451

6020-34 4BDRM / 4BTH 2639 Delahaye, Coquitlam Luxurious, modern taracaldwellrealestate.com 604-328-8127 RE/MAX All Points $988,000

6040

HOME SERVICES

Free Estimates 604-583-7002 www.ebonyelectric.com

Installation • Refinishing • Repairs ART of HARDWOOD FLOORS 604-240-3344

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

INSTALLATION REFINISHING, Sanding. Free est, great prices. Satisfaction guar. 604-518-7508

Sell it in the Classifieds!

604

630.3300


HOME SERVICES 8160

Lawn & Garden

HEDGING GARDENING CLEAN-UPS PRUNING

DUNBAR LAWN & GARDENS

8185

Moving & Storage

45

Licenced & Insured Local & Long Distance Seniors Discount

B&Y MOVING

FREE ESTIMATE INSURED

224-3669 MONKEY TREE Established Tree Management

Pruning • Ornamentals Tree Removal Stump Grinding Free Estimates/Insured

604 833-2479

monkeytreeservices.com

PN 2030-A

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

www.affordablemoversbc.com

604-723-2468; Tran the Gardener. Lawns, aeration, power raking, cutting, trimming, cleanups. Very reliable. EXP. RELIABLE gardener yard clean up, new turf, lawn, pruning, planting, new soil, 604-783-2627 EXPERIENCED GARDENER avail for lawn cuts, trim, plantings, prunning, new turf. 778-708-9153 JIM’S MOWING 604-310-JIMS (5467) www.jimsmowing.ca

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

• No Minimum • No Travel Time • Seniors Discount

604-787-8061

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

B & Y MOVING Exp’d movers, 2 men $55. Over 10 yrs exp. Pianos welcome! 604-708-8850 BROTHERS MOVING & Delivery Local & Long Distance 604-720-0931 Best rates. brothersmovingservice.com KIM’S MOVING & DELIVERY Painting & yard clean-up. 24/7 days. Call 604-565-6110

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

Off: 604-266-2120 Cell: 604-290-8592 TANKTECH Certified Oil Tank Removal & Remediation Specialists. res/com. Free est. 604-328-1234

8195

Painting/ Wallpaper

PRICELESS PAINTING

• Fully Insured • References • Green Products • Small Repairs

604-338-2339 arbutuspainting.com

Marty’s

NO JOB TOO SMALL Quality work est. 1973

BBB Rating A+ Free Estimate 604-733-2865

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

778-997-9582

D&M PAINTING

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

604-724-3832 30% OFF all painting. Goodwood Painting Services. 20 years experience. Call 604-723-1643

8220

Plumbing

Actual Plumbing ★ 24 / 7★

❏ Senior’s Discount ❏ Military Discount ❏ Same Day Hotwater Tank ❏ No Job Too Small ❏ Licensed & Insured ❏ BBB

actualplumbing.ca

604-874-4808

PAUL’S PAINTING

We accept Visa, MC, Amex

778-865-0370 POINT GREY PAINTING LTD

Certified Plumber & Gas Fitter

Int/Ext - Quality Guaranteed ! WCB★ Free Est ★ Insured ★

Summer Promo 25% off until Aug. 31st !

604-725-0908 Andrew’s Painting & Wallpaper 25yrs exp. WCB/Ins. Refs Free Est, Reas. Rates! 604-785-5651 DJ PAINTING, Int/Ext. Com/Res. Drywall repair. Free ests. Cell: 604-417-5917, 604-258-7300

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

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

604-731-2443

WESTMOR

Plumbing Ltd

Res - Com Professional Service FLAT RATE 7 DAYS/WK

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

PROFESSIONAL PAINTER more than 10 yrs. Small jobs ok. Call Serj 604-377-2417 ★ QUALITY WORK ★ I Guarantee Best Painting Prices! Call Mike at 604-220-5834

10% Off with this Ad! For all your plumbing, heating & reno needs. Lic Gas Fitter, Aman. 778-895-2005

RONALDO PAINTING (1981) Master in Quality & Service 5 million insured, WCB, 778-881-6478

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

RONALDO PAINTING (1981) Master in Quality & Service 5 million insured, WCB, 778-881-6478

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

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

8200

Patios/Decks/ Railings

8225

Power Washing

Alliance Windows &

Power Washing

• Professional Power Washing • Gutter Cleaning • Window Cleaning done by hand • Contract Pricing • Will Beat Any Reputable Estimate • Sunrooms • Aluminum patio/deck covers • Aluminum roof • Glass railings • Aluminum fencing • Auto gates Free Estimates 604-521-2688

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

Work Done by Professionals

Fully Insured

604-723-2526

windowmansteve @gmail.com POWER WASHING PLUS SPRING CLEAN SPECIALS • Power Washing • Window & Gutter Cleaning • Painting

Call Ken 604-716-7468

EURO PRO FACE LIFT. Patios & Decks. Mario 604-805-5651, 604-434-3771

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

POWERWASHING - Spring Special Affordahomeservices.ca Call Tyler 778-386-3783

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Advertise in the Vancouver Classifieds!

Call VanCourier.com 604-998-0218

8240

ALMA

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

Building & Renovation Ltd. 604.880.1129

604-318-4390 aaronrconstruction.com

ALLEY LANE HOMES & MORE LTD. New Home Warranty New Homes, Renovations & Additions

778-320-5471

A51

Renovations & Home Improvement

AaronR CONST

• New Homes • Renovation • Kitchen, Bath • Basement • Laneway • Residential, Commercial tony@ALMA-BuildingAndRenovation.com

www.Alma-BuildingAndRenovation.com

Since 1989

LOW COST CONSTRUCTION

40 years experience

Renos, additions, decks, kitchens, basement suites, drywall, tiling - Low Cost

604-377-3346

COASTAL RESTORATION 604-913-2228 Fully insured • Bonded • Licensed company Windows, Doors, Siding, Stucco, Decks, Rainscreen Wall Systems Qualified professionals over 25 years experience

Painting & Handyman

www.PatioCoverVancouver.com

Insured/WCB

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

7291234

Call Today!

Semi Retired Gardener, 35 years exp. Garden cleanups, pruning, free est. 604-277-6075

Masonry

Fully Insured 20 years experience Call 604Free Estimates

604-708-8850

Quality Work You Can Trust!

8175

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

Painting & Decorating Ltd.

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

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

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

ALLEN ASPHALT concrete, brick,

FAIRWAY PAINTING

Experienced Movers ~ 2 Men $55 ~

FREE ESTIMATES

LAWNS MOWED, gardening, yard clean-up, hedges, gutters, rubbish removal. 604-773-0075

604-618-2949

INTERIOR & EXTERIOR SPECIALS

Serving West Side since 1987

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

Garage Apron / Speed Bump / Pot Hole Commercial & Residential

We accept Visa, Mastercard & Interac

604-266-1681 HEDGE SHRUB TREE & STUMP REMOVAL

Driveway, Walkway & Parking Lot

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

Paving/Seal Coating

ASPHALT PAVING

1 to 3 Men

604-537-4140

EST. 41 YEARS

8205

AFFORDABLE MOVING

Free Estimates

WCB • FULLY INSURED

Painting/ Wallpaper

8195

FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 2012 THE VANCOUVER COURIER

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REPAIRS & RENOVATIONS Electrical, plumbing, carpentry, all work to code. 27 yrs on West Side Call Greg 604-644-4554 ★ QUALITY WORK ★ Call Mike at 604-220-5834 for all your Reno’s & Home Imp. Needs

604-518-2948

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★ Remodeling ★ Additions ★ Patios - Decks FREE ESTIMATES Mario 604-805-5651 or 604-434-3771

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

• Use a keyword. Start your ad with the item for sale, service offered or the job title. • Be descriptive. Give customers a reason to respond. Advertisers have found that the more information you provide, the better the response. • Limit abbreviations. Use only standard abbreviations to avoid confusion and misinterpretations. • Include price. Always include price of the item for sale. • How to respond. Always include a phone number (with area code) and/or street and email address.

A1 CONTRACTING. Bsmt, bath, kitchen cabinets, tiling, painting & decks. Dhillon, 604-782-1936

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

604-630-3300

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

''Satisfaction Guaranteed''

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

EBONY ELECTRIC Small or Big Jobs! Free Est. 604-583-7002 www.ebonyelectric.com

West Side Home Improvements

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

FAIRWAY PAINTING 604 729-1234 HANDYMAN - framing, decks, tiles, hardwood, drywall, re-roof. Total additions & basements. Ken 604-500-2426 or 604-455-0740

HOME ADVANTAGE Contracting Ltd

Residential & Commercial Renovations licensed - Insured - WCB

For Free Estimates Call Ryan 778.809.6677

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

To place your ad call:

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


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HOME SERVICES AUTOMOTIVE cont. from previous page

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Roofing

8255

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9115

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25,010 Kms $ STK # BB3015

RUBBISH REMOVAL & CLEANING SERVICES. Free Estimates. 604-214-0661

Stucco/Siding/ Exterior

ALL STUCCO, chimney and cement work. Professional, inexpensive reliable and fast 604-715-2071 J. PEARCE STUCCO CONTRACTING. 604-761-6079 www.stuccocontracting.com

ROOFING/ RE-ROOFING Leak Repairs & Chimney Repairs

SAVE $ 604-228-ROOF (7663) Showroom: 1230 West 75th Ave. A Eastwest Roofing & Siding Re-roofing, Gutter, Free Est, BBB Member, 10% disc, Seniors Disc, 604-812-9721, 604-783-6437

AMBLESIDE ROOFING

All types - Reroofs & Repairs Insured/WCB 604-349-1958

STUCCO & related exterior works, new, retro fit, replace all sizes, all finishes. Lic. Insured. Call Layne cell 604-720-1445

8309

Tile & Stone

Kitchen & Bathroom Tile Renovation Specialists

Italian Artisans – Quality Work

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

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

Tiling

etnatileandstone.com

24,988

DUECK RICHMOND PRICE

$

2010 SUBARU LEGACY 3.6R SPORT PACK

Low kms, showroom condition!

24,988

16,324 Kms $ STK # BB3013

STK#72741A

12,995

$

2011 Yukon XL 2500 4x4

18,988

$

DUECK RICHMOND PRICE

Leather, sunroof, Nav, loaded.

STK#72753A

9,988

$

49,980

2005 Nissan Pathfinder LE

Fully loaded, low kms, mint condition.

Crown Roofing & Drainage Residental Div. Roofing installations & repairs. 1-877-602-7346

8315

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

Creative Ubran Tree Services ★ Over 15 Years Exp. ★ Qualified Arborist, Free Est. Call 604-786-5346

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

STK#72731A

DUECK RICHMOND PRICE

Showroom condition, super clean!

DUECK RICHMOND PRICE

$

7 Seater

7,988

95,128 Kms STK # S12315A

Tree Services

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

8335

Window Cleaning

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

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

ROOF LEAKS? Have your roof checked. Free est. 604-738-6606

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

DUECK RICHMOND PRICE

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

$

6,988

65,631 Kms STK # BB2930A

29,926

Automatic, 34,000 kms

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

1981 LINCOLN Town car, signature series, stock, collector plates, $5000 obo 604-792-6367

2000 VW BEETLE 176,324 Kms STK # S12009A

2001 CHRYSLER Seabring convertible, 1 owner, blue, white leather, loaded, priced for quick sale $5240. 604-929-7954

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

2003 CADILLAC CTS, 49K, 4dr, white, auto, fully loaded, mint condition, $19,500 604-864-8199

2004 CHEVY Impala excl cond 73,000kms, $6000 obo. Ph 604-792-0530 Chilliwack

2004 CHRYSLER Seabring convertible, low mileage, lady driven, $6000. 604-980-3127

2004 DODGE Dakota 4x4 Auto $12,500 #06-4124 604.466-6007 mjautowholesale.com #30332

5,988

STK#72755B

Collectibles & Classics

1970 Jaguar E-TYPE In excellent shape and ready to go for sunny summertime driving. Too many upgrades to list. Pictures and invoices available. REDUCED - $64,000 1970jaguaretype4sale.com adamashurst61@gmail.com

1979 MG Midget 75,000kms Ready to drive away $5,000. 604 739-9234 nickimuir@yahoo.com

14,980

ALL FINANCE OFFERS ARE WITH TAXES AND DOC FEE OF $549 DOWN. 0% FINANCING ON APPROVED CREDIT. . *PRICES ARE PLUS DOCUMENTATION FEE OF $549 PLUS TAXES, VEHICLES NOT EXACTLY AS SHOWN FOR ILLUSTRATION PURPOSES, FINANCE PAYMENTS ARE BI WEEKLY TOTAL PAID= ORLANDO $24570, SIERRA $30750, AVALANCHE $38844, EQUINOX $31044, TERRAIN $34632.. NO SURPRISES. CASH FOR CLUNKERS ON SELECT MODELS ONLY, NOT AVAILABLE ON SONIC OR CRUZE

Smarter Buyer. Better Car.

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

2007 Ford Mustang GT Convertible fully loaded, automatic, 140,000km, local. $17,000. (604) 721-8411.

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

9129

Luxury Cars

$

1957 FORD Ranchero $5500 obo. 15,790 miles runs well good cond 604-323-3662, 315-9384.

$

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

2008 CHRYSLER 300 Touring $11,900. (604) 835-7655 Clearwaybc,ca # 8291

$

2010 GMC Sierra Reg Cab

DUECK RICHMOND PRICE

1989 JAGUAR XJS coupe, V12 159 K, pristine cond $8,950 obo. Priv sale, call Bob 604-986-8516

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

1999 FORD Taurus stn wagon burgandy, exc cnd, 8 seats, gd tires,125k. $2,150. 604-986-9744

2005 CHRYSLER SEBRING CONV

9110 $

1987 ROLLS ROYCE Silver Cloud, Blue, 1 owner, low miles, LIKE NEW, Asking $32,000. Langley. Ralph. 778-988-2055

1997 CHEV CAMARO. Red. V-6. A/C. 5 speed. Well maintained. 192K km. $3,500. 604-626-5983

28,911

2011 Silver Traverse AWD

STK#72736A

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

2002 MAZDA PROTÉGÉ 5

15,980

$

2012 Mustang Convertible!

STK#72732A

1995 CHEV Lumina p/s, p/b, cas, p/w $1495 obo. Ph 604-792-6367

1983 MERCEDES 380SL Convert with hardtop, silver with blue int, new soft top, collector status, Aircared, great driver, must see. $9,000 obo. Call 604-530-7058

2002 SUBARU IMPREZA WGN 63,254 Kms STK # BB3005A

$

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

42,995

2010 GMC Sierra Crew Cab 3500 Diesel

DUECK RICHMOND PRICE

1986 OLDS Toronado, auto sporty 2 dr coup,122k, a/c., a/c’d 2013. Power everything, blue with blue int. 604-792-4517. $2500.

2009 SUBARU IMPREZA SPORT SEDAN 28,737 Kms $ STK # BB3024

STK#72735A

1968 THUNDERBIRD 429 quadra

1996 GRAND AM, auto, 133k, new parts & tires, blue/green, $2500 obo. 778-828-7702

2004 Infiniti G35 Sedan

DUECK RICHMOND PRICE

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

5,980

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

Domestic

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

1978 MERCEDES 450SL, convertible w/hardtop, run grt, looks sharp $8500.604-922-5986

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

drytech.ca

9125

27,988

38,472 Kms $ STK # BB3012

220-JUNK (5865)

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

Domestic

2010 SUBARU WRX HATCHBACK

604-

RUBBISH REMOVAL

9125

1966 FORD Thunderbird 390 auto exc running cond all orig. $6500 obo 604-323-3662

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

2010 SUBARU WRX SEDAN

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Collectibles & Classics

3511 N0. 3 Rd, Richmond www.richmondsubaru.com 604-273-0333

Dealers

Heavy duty towing!!!

8300 Tried & True Since 1902

1-877-680-1231

John 778-288-8009

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Student Works

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4 dr., automatic, very clean, low kms.

604-984-6560

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2003 Pontaic Sunfire

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9110

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9102

1965 IHC SCOUT, 4x4, 53,762 mi., collector plates, rblt frnt end & drive line, $6,900. 604-946-7697

1969 FORD Falcon Futura 302 auto, fully restored, immac paint & body, numerous high performance options. $13,500. Photos at www.photobucket.com/69falcon Call 604-307-0201

Reduce Reuse Recycle The classifieds can help! 604.795.4417 604.630.3300

2004 DODGE SX 2.0, 127,000 kms, aircared, air, sunroof, tilt steering, p. windows, like new inside & out, 600 kms per tank, lady driven & owned since new. $5800 OBO Call 604-794-7426

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

2004 FORD MUSTANG GT. Auto. Yellow convertible! 84,000 km. $12,500. Call 778-995-4168

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

2001 CORVETTE Z06 black on black, absolute mint cond, 55k. Must sell! $32,000. 604-574-7629

2006 CADILLAC DTS. Fully loaded, luxury package, On Star, landau top, sunroof, a/c, heated seats, no accidents. 71,000 km. $16,800 obo. 604-793-5520

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


AUTOMOTIVE 9129

Luxury Cars

2007 BMW 525I, black, loaded, leather, sunroof, very clean, 122K, $24,900. 604-999-4097 2007 BMW 335 coupe 62km 1 ownr, mint cond, leather, auto, sunroof, Sports Package & Prem Package $28,900. 604-6167727 greg.upson@rbc.com

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

9130

Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

9155

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

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

1988 CHEVY Silverado, auto, pb, pw, air, towing package, excellent cond, 6 mths away collectors plate. $5500. 604-924-1511

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

1996 CHEVY Silverado 2500, extended cab, bed liner, cloth int, ps pb pw, incls tow kit, exc cond $4500. Don 604-988-0170 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 1997 CHEVY Blazer LS, 4x4, in good running cond, regular mtce, 240 K kms, $2500. 604-466-1626

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

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

9155

1997 TOYOTA 4 Runner Ltd org owner, all options, excl cond 350,000 easy hwy kms $6400. Dale 1-604-220-5005

1999 DODGE Ram 4x4 Lariat $7850- # 99-2452 D#30332 MJ Autowholesale.com 604.466.6007

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

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

2006 F350 XLT 4X4 SC DIESEL 4x4 auto power group, grey. $21,988 #2618051 WWW.KEYWESTFORD.COM 1-866-549-8503 301 Stewardson Way, New West.

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

2006 NISSAN XTRAIL Black, 4dr, alarm, all power, good cond, 167k kms, $13,900. 604-440-2662

2009 GMC Acadia SLE 50,000km;auto;cd/dvd/tv $26,000. Call: (604) 727-7071

2007 DODGE Ram 3500 Diesel $31,900 (604) 835-7655 Clearwaybc.ca # 8291 2007 F150 LARIAT, fully loaded, white $25,888 - #276477XX WWW.KEYWESTFORD.COM 1-866-549-8503 301 Stewardson Way New West.

2007 JEEP Compass economical SUV, local, no accidents, only 90,000 kms, $130 bi weekly! All credit accepted! Call Mr Green 604-928-2541 2007 RAV4, 4WD, grey $15,988 - #2791656 WWW.KEYWESTFORD.COM 1-866-549-8503 301 Stewardson Way New West.

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

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

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

2008 ACURA MDX Elite, top model, 7 seater, luxury SUV loaded with all options, DVD, back up camera, nav, p/tailgate, only 80,000kms, local & no accidents. Only $29,995 finance avail. www.kabaniauto.ca Call 604-522-8889 Family owned & operated, BBB A + RATING !!

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

9135 9145

2002 CHEVY Avalanche Loaded 4x4 $9999 #99-2619 604 466 6007 mjautowholesale.com #30332

Parts & Accessories

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

Scrap Car Removal

#1 FREE Scrap Vehicle Removal Ask about $500 Credit!!! $$ PAID for Some 604.683.2200 FREE SCRAP CAR REMOVAL No Wheels, No Problem CASH for some complete cars OPEN 24 hrs includes holidays MIKE 604-872-0109

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Sports & Imports

9160

Sports & Imports

9160

Sports & Imports

2002 GMC Avalanche, 4x4, 130K, Keyless Entry, Completely Loaded, Immaculate Condition, Private Sale, $10,000. Please call 604-308-3167

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

2002 TOYOTA Rav 4 auto -$9800 #02-6963 MJAutowholesale.com #30332 604.466.6007

2008 PORSCHE Cayenne, 28,000 kms, local, no accident $38,800 obo. 604-913-6196 2003 FORD F250 4x4 XL $8500 obo, 187,000 km, auto, 604-323-3662 or 604-315-9384

2004 PORSCHE Cayenne S black on black, gorgeous luxury SUV!! ONLY 124,000 kms, only $20,995, finance avail. Call 604-522-8889 www.kabaniauto.ca Family owned & operated BBB A+ rating

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 2011 EDGE AWD, SYNC SYSTEM, black $27,888 - #111168 WWW.KEYWESTFORD.COM 1-866-549-8503 301 Stewardson Way New West. 2011 NISSAN Xterra 4wd (Auto, V6, Loaded, Mags, 10 Xterra to clear)...$25,995 #3895 1-888-812-2511

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

2000 TOYOTA Echo Auto $4800 #00-2963 mjautowholesale.com #30332 604.466.6007

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

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

2006 BMW 323i BLACK ON BLACK ONLY 62,000KMS! Local with no accidents, loaded & priced to sell!! Affordable luxury !! only $17,995, finance avail. Call 604-522-8889 www.kabaniauto.ca family owned & operated BBB A+ rating

2008 ACURA TL loaded with nave ct, local no accidents pearl white on black leather 80,000kms $21,995! finance avail. 604-522-8889 www.kabaniauto.ca Family owned & operated BBB A+

2008 HONDA Civic 4 door sedan, local, no accidents reliable & fuel efficient. 2 to choose from, $119 bi wkly! Good credit, bad credit no problem! Mr Green 604-928-2541

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

2010 MAZDA 3 4 door sedan, japanese quality, fuel efficient & sporty! Blk only, 34,000k, no accidents $125 bi wkly! All credit accepted Mr Green 604-928-2541

2000 VW GOLF beautiful cond, 4 cyl 5 spd, A/C, alarm, 192 k km, silver. $4750 obo. 604-590-0126

2002 HONDA Accord Sedan EXL Leather Seats $6800 #02-2724 MJ Autowholesale.com #30332 604.466.6007

2002 INFINITY I35 4 dr auto, Luxury model, 1 owner, loaded, exc cond. Moving must sell. $8800 obo. Sry 604-541-0018

2006 BMW 650 I luxury coupe !! pearl white on black leather, loaded with all options and only 95,000kms, $33,995 finance avail 604-522-8889 www.kabaniauto.ca

family owned & operated BBB A +

2010 NISSAN Sentra 4 door sedan, local, no accidents, only 50,000 kms, 2 to choose from, Japanese reliability, $107 bi weekly! Call now and drive home today! Mr Green 604-928-2541 2011 HYUNDAI ACCENT GL 4 dr, loaded. 25,500 km. $11,600. Exc cond. 1-604-793-5520 (5961)

2002 TOYOTA Camry Sedan Auto $6800 #02-9728 MJ Autowholesale.com #30332 604.466.6007 2003 CIVIC SDN 4DR SDN DX-G AUTO red $ 7,888 #2393112 WWW.KEYWESTFORD.COM 1-866-549-8503 301 Stewardson Way, New Westminister

1988 TOYOTA Corolla, Exc cond, new rad, tires & batt. Aircared. $800 obo. 604-598-3288 1994 MERCEDES C280, 85K, grey, fully loaded, extras, exc cond, $10K obo, Ladner 604-940-6460 1994 MERCEDES E320. Silver, blue leather, 269K km. Aircared, 4 snow tires. $4,500. 604-521-0691

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

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

Sports & Imports

1984 CORVETTE 383 stroker auto hard top - soft top Stainless exhasummust $8,995 Ph 604-795-9967 2008 JEEP Sahara 59, 000km, loaded. As new, 3 pce Freedom Top. $18,500. 778-285-1236

1998 ACCORD, red, 2 dr coupe, exc cond, 4 cyl, auto, sport pack, $6700 firm, 778-862-1964

2005 FORD F150 XLT, 4x4, crew cab, auto, many options, new tires, green, $11,000 Firm. Call 604-538-4883, 604-329-6225

2003 MERCEDES CLK 320, 105k, 2nd owner, no acc. mint, local, $14,250. 604-626-8009

2008 FORD Escape XLT 4 door small SUV economical & reliable 80,000 kms. 4 to choose from, $155 bi wkly! All credit accepted! Call Mr Green 604-928-2541

2008 MAZDA B4000, cab+SE 4x4, new rear brakes, exc cond, 85K, $13,500, 604-986-2595

NO WHEELS, NO PROBLEM

9160

1997 TOYOTA Camry LE. 4 drs, 4 cyl, auto, a/c. Well maintained. Aircared. $3700. 604-936-1270

9160 2008 HARLEY D, Sportster, 1200low, 4400km, cost $14K, ask $10K, 604-847-9353 Chill aft 5pm

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

A53

2011 FLEX AWD, power group white, $26,488 #1111586 WWW.KEYWESTFORD.COM 1-866-549-8503 301 Stewardson Way New West.

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

2007 YAMAHA RI - Dark Red & Black - Double & Single seat cover - 12600 KM - Custom Front & Rear Lights - Twin Black Carbon Fibre Akrapovic Exhaust - Brand New Icon Helmet & Icon Race Leather jacket (XL) Incl. (almost new, barely worn) - Very fast and awesome, Mint Condition (Cloverdale) $9500 OBO Call 604-788-0060

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2003 MAZDA Prote´ge´ 5, 5 spd, 140K km, new water pump, timing belt & front wheel bearings, sunroof, pwr windows, locks, cruise, nice cond. $7,500. 778-227-2010

2006 MINI Cooper Auto $12,500 #06-6329MJ Autowholesale.com #30332 604.466.6007

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

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

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

2005 BMW 645 Ci Convertible 1 Owner,43KM,Immaculate,6spd Manual, $35,000. 604-833-6931

2003 VW Jetta, $7500, grey, well cared for, 111kms, no acc, blk int, heated seats. 604-926-8282 1995 BMW 328I Convertible, 88,000kms, leather int, new tires/ brakes, $7,999. 604 536-4293

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

1997 ACURA Integra GS, 1 female owner, service records, manual, full load, leather, sunroof $4400 obo. 604-556-8890

1993 Toyota Camry 4 dr. auto 174 km, 4 cyl. Air cared, service records $2,500. (604) 602-9066.

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. 2005 PONTIAC Sunfire 2 dr coupe stnd, 119,000k’s, $4800 obo. Ph 604-798-0767 lve mess 2007 KIA Rio 5, 5 dr, blk, 5sp, 1 owner, 72K, exc cond, incls winter tires, $7500 obo, 604-603-2548

2007 PT CRUISER. Hot deal! Auto, low kms, very clean. Cream exterior, grey interior. A/C. Mag wheels. Spoiler. Aircared. Rear wiper. $6,395 obo. 778-242-2018

2005 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Rare Estate Wagon Prem.Pkg Quartz on Charcoal, Auto, AWD 106,000kms $15,750. North Shore owned & serviced 778.389.7626 rsmmac@shaw.ca

2007 TOYOTA Yaris 3 door hatchback, local no accidents and only 55,000 kms - fuel miser! $95 bi weekly! All credit accepted! Call Mr Green 604-928-2541 2007 YARIS 4DR SDN AUTO pw pl green $7,888 #2791785 WWW.KEYWESTFORD.COM 1-866-549-8503 301 Stewardson Way, New Westminister

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

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AUTOMOTIVE cont. from previous page

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Sports & Imports

NEED CHEAP AUTOBODY ? www.cheapautobody.ca 604-341-7738

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Vans

CHEVY UPLANDER 2005. V-6, auto, 7 pass., grey, A/C, power locks & windows, cruise, tilt, 93K km. Runs very well. $6,400. 604-241-2530 or 604-375-2570

9515

Boats

12’ LUND Aluminum boat, 8 horse Yamaha motor & 4x8 box trailer. $2,500. 604-534-2196

9522

RV’s/Trailers

1981 23’ CORSAIR, slps 6, 2 bunks

9173

2005 CHRYSLER Town & Country Touring, fully loaded, pwr side door/taildoor, store & go seats. $6,500 obo. 604-710-9030

1974 TOLLY w/command bridge, 26’ long, runs well, stove, head, dinette, fridge, sleeps 4, a beauty incls moorage at Horseshoe Bay $11,000, call 604-986-0731

2006 DODGE Caravan, 7 pass, well maintained, 187K, new tires, one owner, $4500, 604-988-4918

1996 FORD Aerostar Van, one owner, excellent driving condition 154,000 kms $2500. 604-987-1058 2002 SIENNA 4DR LE gray $ 8,888 #2299506 WWW.KEYWESTFORD.COM 1-866-549-8503 301 Stewardson Way, New Westminister

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

2002 Chevrolet Venture No accidents, $3,900. Call: (604) 309-4208; adkooy@telus.net

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

SUPERB PRE-OWNED VEHICLES

2008 MAZDA 3 SPORT GS Blue, 5 spd, a/c, keyless entry, MP1081 MARKED DOWN TO $12,900 SELL

2006 MAZDA RX8 Only 68,000kms, white, auto, a/c, keyless entry, MP1074 MARKED DOWN TO $14,900 SELL

2003 TOYOTA 4RUNNER SPORT SR5 Grey, only 113,000kms, 4x4, pwr group, V6, MP1116 MARKED DOWN TO $18,995 SELL

1994 SPECIAL Edition Travelaire 5th whl, 26.5, generator, lam flrs, $8000 obo (Abbot) 604-504-0408 1996 MIRAGE 19ft , 4.3 litre good on fuel, stocked, stored indoors, no salt, 600 hrs, w/trailer, good cond, $8800 obo. 604-857-3344 19FT SEARAY, 165 merc inboard, w/trailer, runs awesome, $6000 obo. 604-817-9004

1999 DUTCH STAR 35ft m/h V10 slide, NS/NP, awnings, jacks, gen, AC. $29,500. 604-720-2751

1999 FORD E 350 class C motorhome 24 foot. Loaded with lots of features! Absolutely mint only 89,000kms, just serviced ONLY $17,995. The cleanest one in town !! Call 604-522-8889 www.kabaniauto.ca family owned & operated BBB A+ rating

1595 Boundary Road, Vancouver | 604-871-4368

www.newmazda.ca

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

2005 HUNTER 33 Sailboat, $95,900. Moored @ Point Roberts. Call Greg 778-686-5299

1999 SKYLINE NOMAD 22ft, sleeps 6, full kitchen & bath, furnace, hot water, awning + Many Extras. Like NEW cond. $8500 obo. Coq. 604-803-3640

2005 27' Zepplin Trailer, light weight, slide, a/c, sleeps 6, full bath, new awning, stored indrs exc cd. $15,500. 604-533-8744

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

2006 GEORGETOWN XL, 35’ 9', 3 slides, V10, 20k miles, tow car avail, $65,000 604-948-5048

2006 WILDERNESS, 260RL, stove & shower never used, queen bd/super slide, $18K, 604-476-1150, 2002 26’ 5th Wheel, rear entry, mid kitchen, fully loaded, exc cond $13,500 obo. 604-929-2688

22 FT SKYLARK trailer, loaded, sleeps 4, furnace, a/c, dble windows, full bath, $1500 obo, must sell. 604-325-8304

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

2007 OUTDOORSMEN 2352 5th w/slide. $18,495. UWO23521. 604-835-4036. kustomkoachrv.com

2002 GMC Adventurer. Great camping with snowbird option! 106,000 kms Excellent 20’ motorhome. Sleeps 4, with oven, microwave, fridge & new stereo system. Low km, little used. $20,000. (604) 833-4537

2008 NASH 25’ 5th whl, q bed, rear kitchen, 1 slide $19,500. Ph 604-792-2201 Chilliwack

BOAT FOR SALE 17’ bowrider/ 144hp io/ready to go $5,000 Call: 604-703-0133 email: gljohnson248@telus.net LUND 12 Foot Alumn Boat, swivel seats & fold down whls, Karavan easy load trailer, 6HP Merc, 4 stroke + accessories, $2700 obo, 604-987-8523

LIKE New! Used only 6X! 2006 Palomino 4100, Excellent cond. $8,400. Call: (604) 510-4479

PLACE YOUR AUTOMOTIVE ADS 24/7 2010 SPRINGDALE 189FL. a/c, slps 6-7. $12,595, UTS1897. 604-835-4036. kustomkoachrv.com

Go to vancourier.com and Click on classifieds

YOU ARE

2006 TOYOTA CAMRY

$

8,888

9,999

2004 NISSAN ALTIMA 2.5 SL SEDAN

$ STK# Q11120A

2000 BMW 328i

$

NEED A CAR TO GET A JOB?

• Black W/Leather • Sunroof • Super Nice

• Auto • Air • Black

6,995

5,995

• Auto • Air • White

• Auto • Air • Green

6,988

SOLD

3,888

STK# V12445A

7,999

CONNECTING COMMUNITIES

$ STK# K12300A

STK# Q11146A

CALL DAN @ 604.226.5210 OLYMPIC MOTORS GROUP PACIFIC RIM DIVISION

91 Terry Resort New roof/tires. Clean/no pets/no smoke,extras $6,000. Call: (604) 760-7513

1999 VOLVO S80 • Auto • Leather • Roof

$ STK#K12398A

STK# K12197A

2001 CHRYSLER PT CRUISER

$ STK# V12480

2002 FORD EXPLORER

2,988

6,999

• Auto • Air • Silver

1997 PONTIAC GRAND AM

$

2000 CHEV CAMARO

$ STK # 11284A

2000 TOYOTA SIENNA

$

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

• 5 Speed • Air • Black

• Auto • Low K’s

STK# V11993B

— NEW TO CANADA? — BAD CREDIT? — BANKRUPTCY? — WRITE OFFS?

WE HAVE VEHICLES AND APPROVALS AVAILABLE

25,000

2012 TIMBER Ridge 240RKS 4-season, $26,900. TR122403. 604-835-4036. kustomkoachrv.com

GETAWAY Camper Travel Van 1989. 212K kms Sleeps 2, Seats 4. $5,900 firm. (604) 792-7544

• Auto • Air • Silver

$

2012 SPRINGDALE 260TBL, rear bunks, $15,995. ST122603. 604-835-4036. kustomkoachrv.com

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

APPROVED!

19,900

2011 COUGAR 28-6' Mint only 1 trip. Loaded c/w slide + all options ++ more $23,900 604 531-2841

2002 25’ Custom Coach travel trailer, queen bed & bunks, $10,500. Call 604-984-9293

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

e us g Ho ncin In ina F

$

2010 ZINGER 250RK w/slide, rear kit., $15,995. UTZ2501. 604-835-4036. kustomkoachrv.com

2005 MAZDA RX8 GT Only 88,000kms, blue, 6 spd, keyless entry, a/c, MP1076 MARKED DOWN TO $11,900 SELL

2008 MAZDA 5 GT Leather, GPS, nav, red, sunroof, a/c, MP1084 MARKED DOWN TO $15,900 SELL

RV’s/Trailers

2012 CHAPARRAL 310RLTS, 3 slides, $44,295. CW123101. 604-835-4036. kustomkoachrv.com

$600. 8FT Davidson Dinghy refurbished. New stainless keel. Great as a sail boat tender. Call Stephen 604-202-9668

2007 DODGE CALIBER SXT Sunroof, 54,000kms, pwr group, keyless entry, MP1119 MARKED DOWN TO $10,995 SELL

9522

2004 PLEASUREWAY Plateau M/H, Mercedes Benz diesel, Mi. 61,588K, Immac cond & loaded. $54,900. Ph 1-604-220-5005

1990 FORD 28ft Classic, 120K, always roofed, sleeps 6, $8300, 604-466-1469

1986 RENNELL, 6 cycle mercury, 9.94 cycle Yamaha, after 1 yr not used, not perfect, $1400 obo, 604-462-1540

2002 WINDSTAR (Ford) 140 kms, good cond., $3700. 604-846-8597 after 4pm or all day wkends

Find your car at

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

RV’s/Trailers

2004 WESTWIND Trailer. 25 ft. Sleeps 6, incl private BR w/dbl bed. Awning, bbq, full bath, fridge/ stove. $10,000. 604-538-8120

Vans

1988 CHEV 20 work van, 3/4 ton, Aircared, original owner, good running order $1995 obo 604-986-2430 bberbea@shaw.ca

9522

RV’s/Trailers

1980 GMC C Class, 21ft m/h, w/motorcycle carrier, running cond. $1500 obo. 604-937-0408 in rear, exc cond, fully stocked ready to go. $8,000 obo 604-980-4980

2001 Nissan Sentra GXE $2,200 Auto, 207,000 km, v. reliable, no accidents. Regular service, air-care to Oct ’12. Specs: www.auto123.com/en/ nissan/sentra/2001. email:dan@hathways.net

9522

DEALER #31151

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Peace-of-mind ownership is yours with

Subaru Certified Pre-owned Vehicles 3.9% Financing 2012 SUBARU FORESTER LTD

2012 SUBARU FORESTER CP

Market Value $

Market Value $

Stk # S12017 Only 12,291 Kms. Full Load.

Stk # BB3034 Only 10,231 Kms. A Must See !!!!

29,988

33,988

OUR PRICE

OUR PRICE

2012 SUBARU FORESTER CP

2010 SUBARU LEGACY 3.6R SPORT

Market Value $

Market Value $

31,988

$

$

All Subaru Certified Pre-Owned vehicles include: Exclusive Selection of Pre-owned Subaru Vehicles (less than 5 model years old and driven less than 100,000 km) 152-point Inspection CarProof Vehicle History Reports

Minimum 12-month/ 20,000 km Subaru Certified Limited Warranty 10-day/1,000 km Exchange Privilege (of equal or lesser value) Subaru C.A.R.E. (CAA Roadside Assistance)

Pkg. Stk # BB3025 Only 12,832 Kms WOW !!!

27,988

Stk# BB3004 Only 80,450kms. RARE!

29,988

26,988

OUR PRICE

OUR PRICE

24,988

$

$

More Quality Pre-Owned Vehicles

24,988

More Quality Pre-Owned Vehicles 2010 SUBARU WRX HATCHBACK

2010 SUBARU WRX SEDAN

Market Value $

Market Value $

Stk # BB3015 Only 25,010 Kms Very Nice.

Stk # BB3012 Only 38,472 Kms Don’t Miss Out !!!

29,988

27,988

OUR PRICE

OUR PRICE

2009 SUBARU IMPREZA SPORT SEDAN

2005 SUBARU OUTBACK

Market Value $

Market Value $

OUR PRICE

OUR PRICE

2002 SUBARU IMPREZA WAGON

2002 MAZDA PROTÉGÉ 5

Market Value $

Market Value $

27,988

$

$

24,988

Stk # S12320A Only 140,328 Kms Subaru Pre Owned Certified

Stk # BB3024 Only 28,988 Kms Subaru Pre Owned Certified

16,988

20,988

18,988

$

$

Stk # BB3005A Only 63,254 Kms Look At The KMS!!! Wow!!!

14,988

Stk # S12315A Only 95,128 Kms Huge Value!! Don’t Miss Out!!

12,988

9,988

OUR PRICE

OUR PRICE

2005 CHRYSLER SEBRING CONV

2000 VW BEETLE

9,988

$

$

Stk # BB2930A Only 65,234 Kms WOW!!! Look @ The Kms!!!

7,988

Stk # S12009A 177,943 Kms Excellent Value. A Must See.

Market Value $

Market Value $

OUR PRICE

OUR PRICE

9,988

8,988

6,988

5,988

$

$

OPEN SUNDAY 11 - 5 PM DL#1054

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THE VANCOUVER COURIER FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 2012

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY 100% BC Owned and Operated Prices Effective June 14 to June 20, 2012.

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

Grocery Department Uncle Luke’s Organic Maple Syrup

Meat Department Kettle Krinkle Potato Chips

assorted varieties

19.99

assorted varieties family size

1L

397g

3/5.49

assorted varieties

8 pack

Mighty Leaf Tea

Happy Planet Fresh Fruit Smoothies

assorted varieties

8.99

WOW!

3.99

+deposit +eco fee

PRICING

PRICING

5.99

500-600g

2/3.00

Certified Organic

2/3.00

WOW!

PRICING

Cherries

US grown

3.98lb/ 8.77kg

Anderssen’s Life Flax Rolls

assorted varieties

2/7.00

B.C. Grown, Certified Organic

Tommy Atkins Mangoes Mexican Grown

Deli Department

assorted varieties

15 count

WOW!

Freybe Smokies, Wieners and Frankfurters

Tofutti Cuties 1L

Red or Rainbow Chard

15.99lb/ 35.25kg

2/6.00

Dairyland Pure Orange Juice

Produce Department

Spring Creek New York Strip Loin Steaks

946ml • +deposit +eco fee

1.99

2/7.00

Silk True Almond Beverages unsweetened vanilla or original

PRICING

2/3.00

Life Choices Frozen Breaded Chicken and Fish Products assorted varieties

946ml • product of USA

6.99

Tre Stelle Bocconcini Cheese

Alexia Frozen Potato Products

4.99

Bakery Department Organic Whole Wheat Bread

330ml

+deposit +eco fee

2/4.00

84g • product of USA

Nordic Naturals EPA

27.99

4x200ml or 1L +deposit +eco fee

Gerolsteiner Sparkling Mineral Water

3/4.98

1L

Desert Essence Organic Shampoo and Conditioners

2 varieties

5.99

7.49

2.00 off regular

Enzymedica Digest Gold

Rice Chocolate Ganache Slices

WOW!

WOW!

1.50 off

PRICING regular retail price

PRICING 1.8L

236-237ml

Infused with purely the best ingredients like aloe vera, shea butter, lavender extracts, coconut oil and more. Explore our nourishing blend of vitamin-rich essential oils and botanicals-free of wheat, gluten and 100% vegan.

retail price

Rice Bakery

60 softgels

This concentrated fish oil formula delivers 850mg EPA per serving for high-intensity omega-3 support.

All Bars – Nanaimo, Almond Cherry, Irish Cream etc.

2/4.00

Attitude 2X Concentrate Laundry Detergent

assorted varieties

500g

PRICING

+deposit +eco fee

Ginger People Ginger Chews

3.49

Health Care Department

assorted varieties

341-567g

Coco Libre Organic Coconut Water

30% off regular retail price

each 200g • reg 6.49

WOW!

Kiju Organic Juices

assorted varieties

2/3.00

Bulk Department bags only

assorted varieties Now Including New Medallion Size.

454-600g

from 2/5.00

each

reg 3.79

All Bulk Seasoning Salts and Rubs

500ml

500ml

WOW!

2.79

Olympic Organic Sour Cream

Dairyland Organic Half & Half Cream

42.99

90 caps

Digest Gold assists in digesting proteins, fats, carbohydrates and fibre across varying pH ranges and is the most powerful digestive enzyme formula available.

Seminars & Events at Choices Markets at the Crest, 8683, 10th Ave, Burnaby.

WOW!

Wednesday, June 20, 7:00-8:30pm.

PRICING

Lose Your Belly, Increase Your Energy & Recapture the Body of Your Youth

Look for our

with Brad King (Designed for Men and Women).

WOW!

Cost $5. To register call 604-522-0936.

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 June 15 2012  

Vancouver Courier June 15 2012

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