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A century of life

BY CHERYL ROSSI What’s the secret to living to 100? Get out of the house, says Bess Wayslow, who reaches the century mark Monday with no signs of slowing down.

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City features five outdoor public pools

Long lanes at Kitsilano Pool attract triathletes Rebecca Blissett Contributing writer


ines from racerback suits crisscross the backs of women in the change room at Kitsilano Pool like white icing on a hot cross bun, dividing pale flesh from dark. The deep contrasts in skin are proof summer did in fact start for these lap swimmers when the city’s big three outdoor public swimming pools opened Victoria Day weekend, contrary to fair-weather Vancouverites who declared with impatient indignation that summer only finally arrived three weeks ago. Dana Cserepes bears the back branding of a regular swimmer—so regular she’s in Kits Pool five to six times a week. “I just flash my back when somebody complains about what a lousy summer it’s been,” she says over the din of the wall dryers in the change room. Cserepes is one of the many of locals who use the longest saltwater swimming pool in the country for exercise, regardless of whether it’s sunny or when it’s Vancouver’s version of October in June. “Ah,” shrugs Cserepes, “When it’s raining hard you get a bit of a massage while swimming.” Interesting to note, there’s a group of locals who only go to Kits to swim when it’s raining, taking advantage of no crowds and the fact not everybody seems to know Vancouver’s outdoor pools are heated all season long until they close Labour Day weekend (Sept. 9. for Kits Pool).


he big three—Kits, Second Beach and New Brighton pools—all feature shallow waters as well as the lanes. The other two outdoor pools—Hillcrest and Maple Grove—are the shallow cousins of the traditional swimming pool; pretty to look at, good with children, but not much else

Kitsilano Pool, on the shores of English Bay, is 137.5 metres long. happening. (Although, it should be noted, swimming in bursts is possible in Hillcrest as it’s a metre deep in areas.) While regular Joe swimmers use the lanes at Second Beach and New Brighton, you almost need to be part amphibian to get from one side to the other at Kits because the lanes are a stunning 137.5 metres long. And some of the users, with their wetsuits, hand paddles,

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flippers, underwater ear buds, MP3 players, and torpedo-like speed, seem like they’re only two generations away from developing gills. “The triathletes come here to train,” said one regular rather disdainfully. “There’s no way I’d swim the lanes here right after work, around 5:30. They’re all here.” She described how one woman accidentally drifted over from the slow lane into the fast lane and

cut off a man who batted water at her and screeched, “You’re ruining my workout!” For swimmers like Cserepes, who swim the 12 laps for a mile, the long lanes contribute to what she calls “Zen” swimming— unwinding after a day of work, in her case as an art history teacher at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Continued on page 5 MOFP is currently recruiting new Board Members

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Continued from page 4 “Some people don’t like swimming in this pool because the lanes are long but I love that you can’t see the other side,” says Cserepes.


its Pool is beautiful—a glorious aqua colour, mere feet away from the ocean, so large that whitecaps skip across the pool water on a windy day. And then there are the views. As Cserepes puts it, “You look up to breathe and you see the mountains.” It’s not just the views of nature that make Kits and Second Beach pools so loved; it’s also the views of human surroundings that make for great people-watching. Mike Klassen, an East Side resident best known for running the recently defunct blog and an outdoor pool lover, says, “Vancouver doesn’t have a lot of public spaces where you can sit and watch the world go by, but that’s what you do when you go to the pool. You go to see people and feel like being a part of your surroundings. Outdoor pools bring people together.” Klassen, late one night, got it in his head to mimic a movie he’d just watched called The Swimmer. Based on a John Cheever novel, the story focuses on Neddy Merrill, played by Burt Lancaster, who decides one summer day to swim through all the nearby outdoor backyard and public swimming pools on his way home. While the 1968 movie takes a dark turn, which has little to do with Klassen’s quest, he liked the concept so much he decided to spend a day two summers ago sampling pools in New West, Burnaby and at the Kits and Second Beach pools, because he loves outdoor pools.

(l-r) Anita Khoshava, Nazanin Gheitasian and Jay Jaam soak up the sun at Second Beach Pool. And those who love them are passionate, as evidenced by the closures of Sunset and Mount Pleasant pools. Some Mount Pleasant residents are still smarting after losing their pool at 16th and Ontario in 2006. According to the Vancouver park board, the pool, which was opened in 1965, had

reached the end of its life span—and then some—and the decision was made to fill it in. Some residents reacted by forming the Vancouver Society for the Promotion of Outdoor Pools (VSPOP) whose top priority is getting its outdoor pool back. Completion of a recent public consultation led to

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Lifeguard-turned-pool supervisor knows minute details of each city pool Continued from page 5 “It is wonderfully natural for people to want to go into the water in the summer months,” says Duda. “Outdoor pools attract people who go and spend the day with their families or friends, or spend time quietly reading a book by the water between dips. It is essential to the quality of life in a city to have these options.”


side from Hillcrest, a lovely and new aquatic centre smartly fitted with an indoor pool and a shallow outdoor family pool, no new outdoor pool has been built in Vancouver in decades. Due to tight budgets and the expense of running a seasonal and heavily subsidized operation (fees are $6 a day in Vancouver, free in Surrey), outdoor pools are a luxury of yesteryear. New Westminster is an exception. It opened its new Moody Pool three years ago. It wasn’t part of the original plan but the public outcry, which included bathing-suit clad children protesting at city hall, over the closure of the previous old pool, was too loud to ignore. Vancouver intends on maintaining its five pools, but the great pool rush of the 1960s and ’70s, when outdoor community pools were cropping up like dandelions on your neighbour’s lawn, is a bygone era.


hile the big three have undergone upgrades over the past two decades, their namesakes go back much earlier than the modern pool boom era. Kits, Second Beach and New Brighton pools were all built in 1930-31 as part of the city’s make-work program during the Depression. All three pools were draw-and-fill (meaning they would be filled with ocean water via open valves and, when full, the valves would close to hold the water in.) Like Kits and Second Beach, New Brighton was also steps away from the ocean but when the current tank was built in the 1970s, the city decided to build a park, which created the grassy stretches seen today that buffer the pool from Burrard Inlet. The wall of the old Kits Pool is still visible, now part of the current seawall that runs adjacent to the pool. And incredibly, the original draw-and-fill pool used to be even longer at 201 metres. Glenn Schultz, the man with the rather lengthy title of beaches and outdoor pools supervisor for the Vancouver park board, is an outdoor swimming pool enthusiast. He’s held the position since 1980, and before that, was a Vancouver lifeguard since 1960. “People love these pools, there’s no doubt about that,” he says. “It takes them back to their childhood. People bring their kids in like their own parents brought them in. Let’s face it: being at these pools is very enjoyable. There’s nothing like swimming on your back and looking up at the blue sky.” Schultz is like the lifelong captain of a ship he adores. He knows every little detail of the pools: how they need to remain filled throughout the winter to provide downward pressure on the pool floor, otherwise

Sometime burlesque performer Courtney Spahan strikes a pose at Kits Pool. upward pressure underground will crack it like an egg; how the south-facing Kits Pool makes it difficult for the lifeguards to see as the chairs face the sun (extra guards sit on the opposite side of the pool to counterbalance this); how there is often broken glass from thrown beer bottles that needs to be cleaned by staff prior to opening in the morning; how the birds that drop clams and such on the decks to get at their food leave a mess (“You should see the decks two weeks after we close. They’re absolutely littered with shells.”); and the fact that excess sunscreen from un-showered swimmers “is an extra load for the filters.” Aside from the various peccadilloes, Schultz loves the pools and he loves it when people use them–or even just visit to dip a toe in the water.


wo fellows sit in the far west corner of the Kits Pool deck almost every sunny day they’re free. They’re not keen on attention—so they won’t give up their names— but they’re regulars. So much so that they get accused of “dominating the corner” with their Kits Pool deck chairs scooped up at early arrival. “This is the best pool around,” says the more outgoing and already-bronzed of the two men, who added that Mayor Gregor Robertson and his wife Amy visit the pool on occasion. “Yeah, we joke that he’s going to replace one of the swimming lanes with a bike lane on the bottom of the pool,” he chortled before admitting he doesn’t 100 %

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swim too much. “I build up to swimming one length over the entire summer. Hey, I’m not the Johnny Weissmuller of Kits Pool!”


lmost directly across English Bay from Kits is Second Beach Pool. It, too, is just a running jump from the ocean and upgrades in the mid-1990s give it that fancy resort infinity pool feel. Among the families, tourists, book readers and couples, Nazanin Gheitasian, who also happens to be a 2012 Miss Universe Canada pageant contestant, sunbathes with two friends. “I just love the water and the sun, that’s why we come here,” she said. Gheitasian, once a competitive swimmer who now teaches children at local community centres, says that while Vancouver and its pools are beautiful, she’s contemplating moving to a warmer climate where she can have the same experience year-round. But, in the meantime, her friend Jay Jamm is looking for something more immediate: “I think we’ll go to Kits Pool from now on. We like to have fun and here, it’s pretty family oriented. We’re looking for a pool party.”


he party may not be at Kits Pool, but on the East Side at New Brighton Pool. It’s the smallest of the three pools and while it isn’t as immediately stunning as the two others—the view usually includes a huge ocean tanker and the trip there includes passing under a graffiti-covered tunnel under train tracks—it’s a fun pool. Also unlike Kits and



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Second Beach, which feature grassy areas within the lounging sections, a chain-link fence tightly hugs the concrete pool decks at New Brighton. The result is everybody is so packed together that odds are, a good slap of sunscreen on your arm will splatter on your neighbour’s book. But being at the pool, near-naked next to strangers, seems to connect people—a somewhat odd phenomenon in a city some call unfriendly. Jodie Wenschlag, getting the start to her summer tan in a blue and rhinestone bikini borrowed from her adult daughter, Jessie, is a New Brighton regular of 15 years. It’s her favourite outdoor pool in the city. “I find there’s much more of a community here than, say, Kits Pool,” she says. “I like the pool and I like the scene here. People are watching out for one another. If you do something bad here, you’re gonna get called out on it. This is our pool so everybody behaves and gets along.” When Jessie was 10 years old, Wenschlag, a single working mom, used to let her spend her summer days at New Brighton by herself. “She’d come here really early, while I was at work, park her stuff and mark her lair with books and drinks. I never worried about it and that’s the great thing about this outdoor pool. It’s almost a throwback to another time,” Wenschlag says. “There’s even the same lifeguard—everything’s the same as it was. Just maybe more tattoos now.”

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Centenarian prescribes busy days for a long life Cheryl Rossi

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It’s hard to believe Bess Wayslow will be 100 on Monday. The short, bespectacled whitehaired woman, whose heart beats with the help of a pacemaker, lives independently, moves nimbly, speaks quickly and is swift with dates. Having lived 26 years longer than both of her parents, she believes the keys to longevity are simple. “Just to be busy and be happy and be with people,” said Wayslow, who lives across the street from the Kerrisdale Seniors Centre. “I have to get out every day for a walk and come in here and see who’s here. Monday I’m here with the knitters, Tuesday’s my laundry day, Thursday I’m here selling [crafts and jewelry], Friday I’m here playing bingo—and the week is gone.” The seniors centre planned to celebrate Wayslow’s birthday with a party Thursday after the Courier’s press deadline. Wayslow’s two daughters, one 77 and the other 67, both from out of town, and her girlfriend from her


hometown Saskatchewan farming community were to attend along with her three granddaughters, younger sister, four nieces and nephews. “To me it’s just a number, I feel good. I’m OK here,” Wayslow said, tapping her skull. “I look after myself. I do my own cooking and eat properly, and I take a cane out now for protection that I don’t lose my balance.” On the advice of one of her daughters, Wayslow started visiting the park board’s Kerrisdale Community Centre in 1985, one year after the death of her ailing husband, whom she nursed at home for 14 years. She kicked up her heels in Scottish, square and line dancing and performed with the group the Pearlies, which appeared around

Bess Wayslow turns 100 on July 23. town and at Expo 86. She joined the knitting group and took it over when the woman who ran it died. “I said, ‘I’ll give it a try,’ and I’m still there,” Wayslow said.

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She oversees The Busy Bees, a group of a dozen knitters who each year earns $8,000 for the adjacent seniors centre by selling items that include tea cozies,

adult and baby sweaters and knit baby blankets. “Nobody does the sewing but me,” said Wayslow, who favours stitching, stuffing and selling baby quilts, often with donated fabric. They cost her $17 to make. She prices them at $40 and sells 50 a year. Wayslow, the eighth child in a line of 13, started sewing alongside her three older sisters when she was 12. “Dad got us two outfits for Christmas, Easter, but the everyday clothes and for school, we made them,” she said. “I feel good about it because I feel I’m still useful,” said Wayslow, whose only paid work outside of the home was a stint as a part-time pastry chef. “It gives me something to do.” Wayslow and a helper sell goods handmade by seniors and secondhand jewelry at the seniors centre on the corner of West Boulevard and West 42nd Avenue every Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Prices start at 50 cents for a piece of costume jewelry, $4 for a child’s apron and $5 for a hand-knit baby toque. Twitter: @Cheryl_Rossi

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WEB POLL NATION Go to to vote The proposed Kits-Jericho seawall expansion is: A) the democratization of much needed public space. B) the desecration of natural beauty we can’t afford to lose. Last week’s poll question: Do you support anonymous donors paying large sums of money to move forward public projects like the extension of the seawall?

Yes 54 per cent No 46 per cent This is not a scientific poll.

It didn’t take me long to make my way down most of the beach between Kitsilano and Jericho Wednesday morning in order to understand what is at stake with the proposed extension of the seawall passed by city council last week and up before the park board next week. Beyond the blackberry thickets, wild roses and cliffs draped with English Ivy, at low tide the beach stretches beyond shoals of seaweed and eel grass and tidal pools to the shore where great blue herons hunt and crows squabble over bits of seafood. I could have been almost anywhere on a hundred wild and natural beaches up the coast. But I was here on this small sliver of what Vancouver’s water’s edge must have looked like a 1,000 years ago. And now it’s at risk of being sanitized, paved over, not totally of course, but enough to obliterate any sense that it is as advertised by a sign erected by the park board and a group called the Point Grey Natural Foreshore and Waterfowl Sanctuary Protection Society: “A wilderness beach near downtown.” Don’t get me wrong. I am a fan of the seawall. But what is being suggested here in the name of public access strikes me as absurd as suggesting putting an escalator up the Grouse Grind so more people can enjoy the experience. Last week, I wrote about the inside baseball political maneuvering that took place between Vision and NPA Coun. George Affleck (with the help of our sole Green Party Coun. Adriane Carr) as to who would take credit for

allengarr the proposal to consider extending the seawall through this unique remnant of our city’s geography. But that bit of politics is small potatoes compared to what the impact will be if this proposal actually goes through. Much of the discussion since then has been on the impact the seawall would have on the most wealthy of Vancouver’s property owners whose palatial homes perch on the cliff above the beach. But that’s not the issue. Nor is the extensive and unsightly splash of graffiti that stains most of the private retaining walls that stop their buildings from sliding into the sea. Although it’s worth asking the question as to why, given our bylaws requiring businesses to remove graffiti from their walls or face penalties, these folks have been allowed to leave this stuff up to deface an otherwise pristine setting.

Far be it from me to suggest the rich are allowed to play by different rules than the rest of us. So let me suggest no bylaw officer has ever wandered down that way, to say nothing of how many of our local officials have taken the walk on the natural beach they are considering homogenizing. “It is an idea that stinks.” That from longtime Kitsilano activist Mel Lehan who has been engaged in protecting this bit of waterfront from as far back as 20 years ago when he and naturalist Harry Cullis convinced the park board to maintain the beach as it is “in perpetuity.” Or, it seems, at least until some anonymous donor waved “tens of millions of dollars” under Mayor Gregor Robertson’s nose. That amount of green is enough, apparently, to shift our great green leader off his agenda. But this is far from a done deal. Folks are just beginning to wake up to what we will miss once it’s gone. Courier readers will know local filmmaker Elvira Lount is all over Facebook with her concerns. Then there’s Harry Cullis’s so-far-silent daughter Tara (a Robertson supporter in the past) who just happens to be on the board of that foreshore protection society but who has been out of the country for the past month with her husband who just happens to be environmental activist David Suzuki who, with Tara, just happens to live in a home overlooking that stretch of beach, which he has defended in the past. Check it out for yourself. Wait for low tide. There’s easy access at the foot of Trafalgar. You will need decent shoes.

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geoffolson tome and table lamp than I am with a tablet and power chord. Plus, I can safely say the chances are precisely zero I will come across anything in these volumes about Simon Cowell or Snooki. You can’t get that kind of certainty from digital media. The other night in bed I pored over a long entry on GNOSTICISM, a pre-Christian belief system. The article wasn’t written in a breezy, page-turning way, but I managed to learn some interesting things about the ancient world. This doesn’t mean I’ll be studying these spleen-squashing cinderblocks from end to end. That would be madness. This encyclopedia set is for quick dips, not marathon swims. Alas, the irresistible force of my book collecting sometimes collides with the immovable object of my partner. She’s no slouch at higher reasoning herself. In so many words, she recently offered this gem of a syllogism: 1. All hoarders obsessively collect things, and some hoarders collect books. 2. Geoff obsessively collects books. 3. Therefore, Geoff is a hoarder. I’m hoping The Encyclopedia of Philosophy will act as a microscope to magnify little holes in my partner’s logic into lunarsized craters. Perhaps I’ll counter with the entry on EDDINGTON, ARTHUR STANLEY, a knighted British physicist who argued that the table he wrote upon was 99.99999 percent empty space, due to the vacuum-like structure of the atoms composing it. From that perspective, all material objects—books included—are whill o’ the whisps, hardly there at all. (It’s a risky line of defence, so a word of caution to any guy with a cluttered man-cave and a neatfreak partner: your excuse mileage may vary.) Or I may go for a more practical defence: I’ve managed to eke out a published column from a cheaply acquired, outof-print encyclopedia set that’s unavailable online, with used editions going for $158 upwards on Fine print deadweight or steal of a deal? Really, it’s all about PERCEPTION (Volume 3: Logic to Psychologism).

According to one reader, the park board and city council declared in the early ’90s no seawall would ever be constructed in Kits in order to preserve the area’s ecology. file photo Dan Toulgoet To the editor: Re: “Park board pushes seawall extension,” July 11. I was pleased to read that during the debate about the proposed seawall extension in Kitsilano, Coun. Geoff Meggs suggested people walk along the foreshore area between Trafalgar Street and Royal Vancouver Yacht Club. This has always been a public area used by hundreds of people who want to visit a natural foreshore to enjoy a refuge away from traffic and noise. There has never been any suggestion from anyone that this is somehow a private area with restricted access. This shoreline is especially valuable for children who can experience and learn about the natural world. Visitors will find several stairway access points located at a number of the street ends

that lead to the shore. Several interpretative signs will help people identify the shore plants, intertidal life and thousands of birds that use and live in the area. These have been erected and maintained by a volunteer group, the Point Grey Foreshore Society. The issue of a seawall is not new. In the early 1990s, the park board and city council recognized the value of this natural area and declared it should be preserved without a seawall. If the current board and council are determined to proceed with this idea, a transparent and impartial environmental assessment of the impact of a seawall on the foreshore’s natural ecology is a minimum first step before any construction takes place. Jan Pierce, Vancouver

King Kirby column gets high praise We want To the editor: Re: “Thank Jack ‘King’ Kirby for superhero summers,” July 13. Thanks to Geoff Olson for remembering Jack ‘King’ Kirby. As a longtime fan whose cat is even named after the King (and who has to explain that regularly), it’s good to see someone recognizing that he’s getting short shrift while his creations are framed in entertainment pages and magazines everywhere. In addressing Darkseid and George Lucas (a well-known Kirby fan), it’s notable to point out that all Kirby’s

New Gods derived their abilities from The Source. And that the storyline revolved around red-haired Orion being raised by white-bearded Highfather, only to find out his real father is the stonefaced Darkseid. The struggle of Kirby’s heirs has gone largely untold, as has that of Superman creators Siegel and Shuster. Siegel’s pronouncement of a curse on the first Ilya Salkind Superman movie garnered enough bad press that some royalties finally came his way. Still, his family fights on for the reversion

of copyright under the laws that existed then but U.S. lawmakers keep changing to allow companies like Disney and Warner longer leases on their “properties.” The Jewish origins of the creators still resound in things like Kal-El’s given name, Ben Grimm’s rough streets upbringing, and many other aspects, though these were not done overtly. There are huge sweeping stories behind these heroes as well, ones that sadly have been swept under the rug for all too long. Kyle Hawke, Vancouver

Comox project an affront to West End To the editor: Re: “New tower provides West End rent relief,” Letters, July 6. Blair Petrie, again, presents as a cheerleader for developers with his enthusiastic support of the skyscraper just approved at 1401 Comox St. (former St. John’s Church). He also publicly sanctioned, in 2009, the destruction of centuryold Maxine’s (Bidwell and Davie) in return for saving a wall for heritage and providing 49 tiny market-rental STIR units to allow rezoning for a 20-storey luxury condo tower. As a result, Millennium (Olympic Village developer) saw an instant increase in land value of over $8.6 million, all while paying no community amenity contribution, stealing views and sending the neighbours into shadow for generations.

With this latest loss for the West End at 1401 Comox, developers Westbank/Peterson, despite heavy public opposition, achieved an almost five-fold increase in permitted floor area, overriding zoning and development guidelines to build a 22-storey STIR market-rental tower where zoning permits six storeys. Petrie saying this building “fills a gap” adds to the hollow, unfounded chorus supporting bad development— the West End has seen over 800 market rental units built in the last 15 years. The only “gentrifiers” here are developers, municipal enablers and density cheerleaders. This latest betrayal of the public interest is a vivid example of the assaults to democracy at the municipal level. Greg Helten, Vancouver


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Alibi Room co-owner Nigel Springthorpe envisions a new brewery akin photo Dan Toulgoet to a gelato shop. because gaining regulatory approvals for a brewpub appeared unattainable. They expect the city will approve the conditional use of the 6,000square-foot space and have signed a 12-year lease that’s conditional on securing a business licence. Springthorpe and Gmoser intend to brew a few flagship beers “backed up by a shwack load of constantly rotating choices,” according to Springthorpe, who added they’re planning a “comprehensive barrel program” for sour beers and a small keg operation for private sales and restaurants. “We also have no intention of competing for taps in the cut-throat world of sales,” he said. Brassneck won’t be the first B.C. brewery to use growlers. “But we’re doing it with bells on,” Springthorpe said. “You’ll be able to come in and spend four of five bucks

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The Development Permit Board unanimously approved Wall Financial Corporation’s application for phase one of Shannon Estates Monday night. This stage of the sprawling development at 57th and Granville features three multi-storey buildings—one will be mixed use with commercial and residential space, underground parking, a public park, the restoration of three designated heritage buildings, landscaping elements and the perimeter walls, and the development of a local energy system. It’s expected to take roughly three years to complete the first stage of the development, designed by Perkins and Will Architects, after which the second and final phase will commence. Development Permit Board chairwoman Vicki Potter, a non-voting member of the board, said four neighbourhood residents spoke at Monday’s meeting. The board also heard advice from the advisory panel, which unanimously supported the project. No changes were made to the staff recommendations in the report. “The [Development Permit Board] felt the application met the conditions as set out by council at the rezoning and met the technical aspects of the CD-1 bylaw. The board particularly remarked on the exceptional landscape and public realm that will be very accessible to the public, as well as retention of the significant heritage buildings,” Potter told the Courier in an email. “The speakers raised concerns primarily about traffic and construction impacts.” Rezoning for the 10-acre site was approved close to a year ago despite opposition. The property had been zoned residential and features a mansion and perimeter wall listed on the Vancouver Heritage Registry, an outdoor swimming pool and 162 units of rental housing, most of them in low-rise apartments built by [Arthur] Erickson Massey Architects in the 1970s.


The developer’s plans include restoring the three heritage-designated buildings on the site and restoring heritage landscape elements, including a portion of a public park and replacing the swimming pool. Gunther Schrack, a member of the Shannon Mews Neighbours’ Association, which has raised concerns about potential traffic and construction problems and has criticized the development as “spot rezoning” in the past, said he’s not surprised the project was approved. The group is pleased about plans to restore the heritage buildings, but questions how many people will use the park. When Schrack has stopped by the Italian and rose gardens, few people were around. “We always felt the park being put there on the request of the city will not be used by many people,” he said. “We would be surprised if indeed it would become popular.” Schrack’s major concern now is how the city will monitor the site during construction—a question he maintains hasn’t been addressed. In coming month the developer has to address any conditions outlined in the approved development permit application before seeking a building permit. A building permit requires another level of detail concerning issues such as the building code, but it doesn’t go out for public consultation. It’s unclear how long it will take before ground is broken. A call to Bruno Wall of Wall Financial Corporation was not returned by the Courier’s deadline. Twitter: @Naoibh

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Park still waiting for new washroom Cheryl Rossi Staff writer

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More than a year after a new washroom was approved, the park board can’t say when it will be installed in Nelson Park. The board had expected to install a self-cleaning washroom in the park near St. Paul’s Hospital last fall. But when the board learned the city only had available a single-stall that was not a wheelchair-accessible, it ordered one from the manufacturer in France. Vision Vancouver park board chair Aaron Jasper said CBS/JCDecaux had to construct the unit from scratch. “Whether it’s recreational facilities or bathroom facilities, accessibility is an important thing,” Jasper said. “If we had gone and put a regular washroom in, it would have been quite disrespectful to those who do have challenges… Just from a practical perspective, if we had said OK, let’s put it in for now, at some point they would have said we’ve already given you [one] and no, we’re not going to give you another one.” When he asked staff in February or March for an update, Jasper said he was told that “they were cautiously optimistic that they could have it installed this summer.” But when he called park staff to check the washroom’s whereabouts Wednesday afternoon in response to inquiries from the Courier, Jasper learned of a new wrinkle: the park was plumbed for a washroom during its redesign in 2007 but only a sewage line was installed. City engineering now requires separate storm water drains and sewage lines. Jasper believes the design will be complicated by the grade of the future washroom site on the southeast edge of the dog park. “Our staff is trying to keep this a top priority with engineering staff,” Jasper said. Funding the work won’t be a problem because money for washroom upgrades was earmarked in the city’s capital plan, he added. Jasper along with Spencer Chandra Herbert, NDP MLA for Vancouver-West End, who contacted the

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Courier this week about the ongoing wait for a washroom in the park, have pushed the issue of a toiletless Nelson Park for at least five years. The former field house and its washrooms were demolished with the redevelopment of the park in 2007 despite opposition from the West End Residents Association, with which Jasper was involved. The parent advisory council for the adjacent kindergarten to Grade 3 school had complained about the sale and use of drugs in the bathrooms, according to Herbert and a park board staff in 2007. Jasper was pleased when the park board decided last year to have international company CBS/JCDecaux install an automated bathroom at little cost in exchange for advertising. Advertisements will be posted in two other locations but not in the park. Herbert noted the city and CBS/JCDecaux installed a self-cleaning washroom nearby at Davie and Bute streets last fall. But after noticing that it always appeared to be occupied and talking with local business owners, he learned BC Hydro hadn’t “flipped the switch” to make it operational. It was finally turned on a month ago. Twitter: @Cheryl_Rossi



Potential plans include elevated parkway

Report may seal viaducts’ fate Bob Mackin Contributing writer

Is the end near for the Georgia and Dunsmuir viaducts? The agenda for Tuesday’s Vancouver city council meeting, the last scheduled meeting until September, includes an entry for an update on the fate of the remnants of the city’s aborted freeway network. The viaducts have been targeted for razing in a campaign championed by Vision Vancouver Coun. Geoff Meggs. The report was not available as of Thursday morning, but city staff have spent two years considering whether to remove the viaducts in whole or in part and reconfigure ground-level traffic around Northeast False Creek. Closing the viaducts to vehicles and transforming them into an elevated parkway has also been proposed. Vancouver is not likely to copy Seattle, however, where the Alaskan Way Viaduct is being demolished near the waterfront and replaced by a $2.03 billion tunnel as part of a $3.1 billion project. The Dunsmuir Viaduct includes a dedicated bike lane and offers the fastest vehicle route to downtown from the city’s East Side, except before B.C. Place Stadium and Rogers Arena events when they are often gridlocked. The Georgia Viaduct offers access from downtown to the East Side, just south of Strathcona where neighbours recently protested to pressure city hall to adopt a solution that keeps commuter cars and trucks out of the historic area. Part of the reason to remove the viaducts is to free up land for development in Northeast False Creek. A report to the last council meeting before the 2011 summer break showed an aerial photograph of four parcels east of Rogers Arena totaling 11.9 acres that are currently covered by the viaducts. Local developers, mainly Concord Pacific, covet the land. Aquilini Investment Group is hoping to build three towers around Rogers Arena, ranging from 24 to 32 storeys. Site preparation is already underway on the northwest side of the building, which opened in 1995, squeezed between the viaducts. Meanwhile, a staff report

The Dunsmuir Viaduct includes a bike lane and vehicle route to downtown. photo Dan Toulgoet on street and sidewalk inspection recommends the city not inspect boulevards, trails, roadways, lanes, shoulders and curbs not directly abutting sidewalks and crosswalks. Repairs would happen only after complaints. The city spends $200,000 a year to visually inspect 2,200 kilometres of sidewalks and 2,000 km of lanes and streets. “When inspectors identify a hazard, maintenance staff are notified and repairs are scheduled to be completed within seven days,” said the report. “In a typical year our current inspection program identifies about 3,000 to 4,000 sidewalk hazards and about 300 to 400 street and lane hazards.” There were 11,400 work orders last year, more than half for sidewalk troubles that were reported by in-

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Looking and feeling your best (which often helps us look younger – a bonus!) is something to strive for because being a healthy weight and having energy contribute so much to the enjoyment of life. Read Get fit! for regular tips and incentives from Vancouver’s experts in fitness and training programs. Aug. 10 we’ll share secrets from Olympians’ coaches; in the Fall issue, Sept. 14, it’s autumn tune-up tips.

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Saskatchewan and Nunavut may finally get their due in Vancouver. A recently formed city naming committee recommends they join provinces and territories like Alberta, Ontario and Yukon in gracing two new Vancouver streets with their names. The recommendations go before council at the July 24 meeting. The naming committee, established in February, is composed of three members of the general public, one person from the Vancouver Historical Society and one representative from Vancouver Public Spaces Network. In the past, city staff made recommendations. Developers typically suggested names for streets in new developments. At its July 5 inaugural meeting, the committee came up with recommendations for the new lanes and reviewed a handful of names pitched by the public for city streets, places or buildings. The committee added the approved names to the civic asset name reserve list. (A previous list will be reviewed by the commit-

Nunavut Lane may appear near West 64th Avenue. image courtesy City of Vancouuver tee to decide which names from it will be kept.) Vancouver needs to find names for two to six new streets a year. The city also has countless plazas, city buildings and bike lanes that lack monikers, Vision Vancouver Coun. Andrea

Reimer told the Courier. Saskatchewan Lane is pitched for a lane at the new development at Granville and West 70th. The committee noted one of the original streets in the Eburne townsite, West 72nd Avenue, was once named Saskatchewan Avenue.

The developer had suggested Lauren Mews, but Lauren sounds similar to Laurel and Laurie— names used more than once in Metro Vancouver. Nunavut Lane is recommended for a street joining South West Marine Drive and West 64th Avenue between Cambie and Yukon streets to provide access to a new housing development at 8150 Cambie St. The developer proposed Eburne Mews, Maple Leaf Mews and Marine Landing Mews, but they also didn’t meet city criteria mainly because they sound to similar to existing streets, which can confuse emergency responders. During its review of public suggestions for the city’s reserve list, the committee rejected A.J. Haugh’s name. Haugh is a sports figure from the ’20s and ’30s, but his name sounds similar to Howe, Hay, Hawk and Hawks. Andy Slobodian, a 22-year-old worker who died while building the Canada Line, was suggested for the Canada Line Bridge over the Fraser River, but the committee noted the bridge falls under TransLink and not city jurisdiction.

Iconic Canadian artist Lawren S. Harris’s name didn’t meet the criteria for a street name, as Lawren and Harris are too similar to existing street names, but the committee approved his name in its entirety for consideration for use on another type of city asset. Kather for Kathleen Kather, B.C.’s first female lifeguard, was approved, as were Terry Fox’s and Rick Hansen’s names. Occupy, for the Occupy Vancouver protest movement, was submitted for a street, place or building downtown. The committee approved it for the reserve list but noted that “future consideration to apply this name to a civic asset be subject to an evaluation as to the relevance of the name at the (future) current time.” Reimer expected someone would submit the name of the late federal NDP leader Jack Layton since he died as the committee was formed. “There were a lot of calls to put his name on this list, but his name actually isn’t on this list,” she said. “Although that opportunity still exists.” Twitter: @Naoibh

Are you a foreign worker in B.C.? Thinking of making this your home? You have seen for yourself why British Columbia is one of the world’s most popular destinations for workers and why more than 80,000 newcomers choose to live, work and study in B.C. each year. Now you can find out how to make B.C. your home! The BC Provincial Nominee Program, together with Employment Standards Branch and Citizenship and Immigration Canada, will be hosting two information sessions for temporary foreign workers currently working in B.C. Date: Wednesday, July 25, 2012 Time: Session One: 10 a.m. – 12 noon Session Two: 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Place: Vancouver Public Library (Alice McKay Room) 350 West Georgia Street Vancouver

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Community Calendar with Sandra Thomas

Mount Pleasant

Mount Pleasant Park officially re-opens this Saturday, July 21 at 11 a.m. The park, located at the corner of Ontario Street and West 15th Avenue, has been undergoing a major renovation in the past year. The opening celebration begins at 10:30 a.m. with the music of the Mount Pleasant Pool Band, Michael Van Eyes and Howard Rix. (Who knew there is a Mount Pleasant Pool Band?) The Mount Pleasant Pool Committee will have a tent on location to provide the public with information about the status of the replacement pool.


American author Marty Brounstein talks about his book Two Among the Righteous Few: A Story of Courage in the Holocaust at the

Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver July 25. His book is described as a true story of “interfaith compassion, courage, and rescue” involving a Catholic couple in The Netherlands who saved the lives of at least two dozen Jews during the Second World War. Their story apparently also has a meaningful personal connection to Brounstein, who will explain that connection during the talk. The 7 p.m. event is free and open to the public at 950 West 41st Avenue. Call 604-257-5111. Also in the same neighbourhood, one of the winners of Top Chef Canada will be at the Cambie Liquor store (at West 39th) this Saturday, July 21, from 3 to 6 p.m. Chef Dale MacKay of Ensemble Restaurant is taking part in an afternoon event offering Moosehead beer and food samples.

through the eyes of these young artists, with stops in eight provinces and territories, as they express their Canadian identity through art. Defining Moments runs until Aug. 31 at ArtStarts Gallery, 808 Richards St. Admission is free and the gallery is open to the public Tuesday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


A local Volkssport club is hosting non-competitive five and 10 kilometre walks in Kitsilano, Sunday July

29. It’s free for new participants. For more information, contact Verni at 604682-8390.


Interested in bee keeping? Meet at the Higher Ground Urban Market Café, 2300 Broadway, at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 21 for the Bee Walk through Kitsilano. The route goes from the community garden at West Sixth Avenue and Trafalgar to Sixth and Yew where there is a bee “castle” to Maple and Cypress to check out some bee

hives. Then head back along West Fifth Avenue to check out some community art. The walk is being led by Mary Bennett, an artist, educator and avid gardener. For more information, visit

West End

City staff from the Cultural Services department and the West End Planning Team are inviting West End residents to join them for a cultural asset mapping session July 27. Participants will be asked to identify and map cultural

assets in the West End and explain their significance. The session seeks to widen the definition of “culture” to include businesses, organizations and different kinds of programs. The information gathered from the session will be used in creating the West End community plan. West Enders can join at any time between 9 a.m. and noon in the Barclay Room, West End Community Centre, 870 Denman St. For more information, call 604-871-6007. Twitter: sthomas10 ADVERTORIAL

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ArtStarts Gallery, the first gallery in Canada devoted exclusively to the art of young people, is presenting an exhibit called Defining Moments: Discovering Our Canadian Stories. Take a trip across this country

We are working hard to be a good neighbour. As Canada’s largest port, we handle $75 billion worth of cargo, from consumer goods to coal, grain and forest products. But our business is not just to deliver goods, its to do it in a good way. Port Metro Vancouver is recognized globally as a beautiful and clean port. We are a neighbour to 16 Lower Mainland communities, one treaty First Nation and several First Nations. We work hard so future generations will enjoy the benefits of trade, improved quality of life, and a healthy and vibrant ecosystem.

Here are a few of the many environmental initiatives we are proud of: Reducing port-related emissions

Cruise ships can now shut off their engines while docked at Canada Place and plug in to shore power. Learn more about this and other emissions reduction efforts at Limiting the impact of truck traffic

We’ve introduced strict environmental requirements for container trucks arriving at the Port. These include mandatory idling limits and the phasing out of older trucks. Preserving habitat

We’ve preserved osprey nests, built man-made reefs for marine species and homes for other “permanent residents” around the communities surrounding the Port. For example, in Delta, Port Metro Vancouver and Tsawwassen First Nation have collaborated on a barn owl conservation initiative, providing nest boxes to our night-flying neighbours. WE’RE COMMUNITY MINDED

We identify areas of importance and concern for our neighbours, and work to build strong relationships to share the benefits of trade. Here are some examples of how we’re working hard to be a good neighbour: Involving stakeholders – we believe those affected by a decision have a right to be involved in the decision-making process, that’s why we provide opportunities for input into port development. Giving back – one per cent of our net income supports education, environmental programs and events to enrich our community.

Mount Pleasant Park officially re-opens this Saturday, July 21 at 11 a.m. photo Dan Toulgoet

Supporting youth – we help high school students, from schools like


Vancouver’s Britannia Secondary, build on key educational and professional skills through our Leadership Program. Creating connections – we’re passionate about sharing what we know about the Port, that’s why we provide free presentations in our Discovery Centre at Canada Place and participate at 40 community events in the Lower Mainland each year. To learn more about the Port, visit or follow us on Twitter @PortMetroVan. We are a proud partner of Canada’s Pacific Gateway: A fast, reliable and integrated network of seaports, airports, railways and roadways connecting Canada and the North American market to Asia and the world.

We actively monitor and measure our social, economic and environmental performance. To read our annual reports, including our second sustainability report, visit accountability We manage port operations, security incidents and emergency responses through our 24/7 Operations Centre located at Canada Place. Oil has been safely shipped through Burrard Inlet for 100 years. 1 out of every 12 workers in the Lower Mainland earns a living because of a port-related business. That includes more than 18,000 jobs in Vancouver alone.

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I chair a non-profit organization called the Burnaby Division of Family Practice. It is supported by the General Practice Services Committee (GPSC), which is jointly run by the BCMA and the provincial Ministry of Health. The members of the Burnaby Division are 125 family physicians who serve the patients of Burnaby. Our vision for the Burnaby community is patients and physicians achieving health and happiness. Our mission is to engage, support and mobilize family physicians in co-creating a network that will support the wellbeing of all members of the Burnaby community. Mission and vision statements are essential to the foundation of all organizations. They articulate their ethos and raison d’etre. To achieve our mission, the board must develop strategy and set short and long-term goals. The day-today business of the organization must be aligned with our vision and our values. Most of us don’t run our

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Nothing tastes more like summer than fresh raspberries lindawatts While juicy tomatoes, crisp corn-on-the-cob and multiple shapes of zucchini abound, nothing announces summer’s arrival like perfectly plump raspberries. Savouring the sweettart flavour of this delicate, velvet-textured fruit can be one of the most sensual experiences of the season. Of all the summer produce available to us, a cup of raspberries is one of the highest sources of dietary fibre, not to mention a decent provider of the nutrients, manganese, folic acid, magnesium, vitamin C and potassium. To boot, the professional organization, Dietitians of Canada, reports that some scientific evidence suggests that raspberries may decrease our risk of developing lung cancer because of its content of quercetin—a powerful antioxidant that’s responsible for the bramble fruit’s intense red colour. For maximum flavour and quality, it’s best to eat or freeze raspberries within

one to two days of bringing them home. Because raspberries are highly perishable, extreme care should be taken when storing them. After removing any stems and spoiled berries, place the raspberries back in their original container, unwashed, and store in the refrigerator. When ready to use, lightly rinse the bramble fruit with water in a colander and drain well. Let dry on paper towels or an absorbent tea towel. Raspberries can be frozen by spreading them out on cookie sheets and then placed in the freezer. After 24 hours, transfer individually frozen raspberries to a heavy plastic bag or container, label with the date, and put back in the freezer. The berries should keep for a year. Defrosting raspberries is best done in the refrigerator overnight. This allows the fruit to retain its shape as ice crystals slowly melt. One of my favourite ways to prepare fresh raspberries is making a no-cookingrequired freezer jam with little added sugar. The recipe uses pectin crystals that are specifically designed for freezer jams with a minimal sugar content and the end result maintains the fruit’s fresh, subtly tart, flavour. Stash a few jars in the back of your freezer for the colder months ahead. On dreary, wet winter mornings, home-made raspberry jam will taste like sunshine spread on toast or dolloped

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Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl until there are no traces of pectin crystals. Let stand for 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. Divide mixture evenly into sterile jam jars leaving a 1/4-inch (0.5 cm) head space in each container. Let stand at room

temperature for 24 hours once the lid has been tightly secured. Store in refrigerator for three weeks or in the freezer for eight months. Makes about three cups. Linda watts is a registered dietitian. Send questions to

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low in what can only be described as elephant ecstacy. The temperature in southern Thailand is hovering at 35 degrees Celsius and for a few minutes we can’t help but feel a little jealous that they get to swim while we have to watch. Then we notice elephant excrement the size of whole cantaloupes floating nearby and any smidgeon of jealousy evaporates immediately. Those elephants are going to need a good wash when they emerge from their cesspool—and we’re the ones who will be washing them. I’m at Elephant Hills, a luxury tented resort on the doorstep of Khao Sok National Park in Thailand and a place that’s as close as you can get to a retirement home for elephants. Most of the resort’s 14 elephants worked previously in the logging industry. But when the Thai government outlawed logging in 1989 the elephants needed a new way to earn their costly upkeep. Many of them now serve as the docile carriers in elephant back safaris, a wildly popular tourist activity. For the lucky few at Elephant Hills, though, life is no more complicated than a daily stroll for exercise, a massive bucket of fruit salad and a good wash by visitors who want a more intimate elephant encounter than a safari. Earlier, with hatchet in hand, we prepared their afternoon snack, slicing pineapple, watermelon, bunches of bananas and bamboo into a trough. With their mahouts carefully balanced on their backs, the elephants approached us for food, their trunks curling around the fruit offerings and moving

large quantities into their mouths. Given that their daily food consumption totals 250 kilograms, our fruit was a mere snack and a coveted delicacy. When the bucket was empty it was time for a swim, and soon after, a much needed bath. The elephants are nothing if not obedient. They follow their mahouts’ commands with intelligence, waiting patiently as they are hosed down and then scrubbed with loofah-like coconut husks. It’s an outdoor elephant spa and our job is to deliver the full-body exfoliating scrub, a wash that promises to leave their leathery skin cleaner. Get up close to an elephant, with loofah in hand, and you can truly appreciate the enormity of these gentle creatures. The goliaths of the animal world, they can weigh up to 5,000 kg by the time they reach adulthood. “They have a special bond with their mahouts,” says Mark Holland, camp coordinator at Elephant Hills. “And they’re incredibly smart—they can understand up to 30 spoken commands.” Mahout Magic Watching the mahouts engage with their elephants is an eye opening experience. They sit across the animal’s neck, their feet or knees pressing against the nerve centers behind the elephant’s ears. Using an elephant hook, the mahouts are able to give their elephants additional instructions, concentrating their attention in a way that cannot always be achieved through voice or touch. In a time when modernization has reduced the traditional role of the elephant in Thai culture, the mahout is

more valuable than ever, for without them, domesticated elephants cannot be properly cared for. Sadly, though, the mahout culture is as threatened by modernity as the elephant itself. Many mahouts have deserted their hooks in favor of the “glamour” of driving an air conditioned truck, resulting in a mahout brain drain in the forests of Thailand. Back at the resort we take a rafting trip down river, spotting a yellow diamondback python hanging from a tree along the way. “Don’t worry, their bite is not poisonous,” our guide Por says encouragingly, as we paddle quickly away. The tangled mass of jungle that is Khao Sok National Park is teeming with wildlife, including gibbons that swing from tree to tree, Malaysian sun bears, monitor lizards, macaques, a goat-antelope called the serow and hornbills. It’s also where you’ll find close relatives of the world’s largest flower, the rafflesia, whose cooked buds or flowers can be used to help fever, backache or as a sexual stimulant in Thai traditional medicine. We have to content ourselves with scenery, though, for the wildlife is well hidden in the mid-afternoon heat. That night we fall asleep to the sound of the Sok River gurgling not far from our tents and the cicadas piercing chorus. A monkey whoops from the thick undergrowth, its primeval sound a quick reminder that we’re oh-so-far from home. For more information, go to




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“women can or can’t have it all” debate is that it rarely mentions the fact that many women around the world are already doing it all—at a far lower pay level than folks like Mayer. But “doing it all” is not quite the same as “having it all,” is it? The latter phrase reeks of classism. And Mayer is certainly not the first woman to keep working through mat leave—even in Canada, a country with a year-long maternity leave option. Just talk to the many self-employed mothers out there. Being very much in touch with our inner sistah, we want to see more estrogen in high places such as government and the corporate world. We don’t care if they’re mothers or not. Just take a gander at the list of leaders at this year’s G20 meeting in Mexico and see the imbalance. Out of 20 leaders, 16 are men and four are women (Germany’s Angela Merkl, Australia’s Julia Gillard, Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff and Argentina’s Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner). As tired as this narrative might be to some, the work women (working moms or otherwise) do in the home continues to be undervalued and undersupported. Does that makes a feminazi, Rush Limbaugh?



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An incurable lover of all things bivalve (and mollusk), the Hired Belly has long lamented Vancouver’s failure to widely celebrate what it obviously should: the Pacific oyster. We’re not just talking about the occasional nod here but actually embracing this quintessentially local shellfish—and the role it’s played in various cultures over the years. In 19th-century Europe, the oyster was a staple. So much so that in this part of the world, some had them shipped on ice to the Cariboo gold fields. First Nations harvested them for millennia—usually with a whole lot more respect than most newcomers have shown. All this is by way of a heads-up that our neglected bivalve may finally be gaining ground, most notably with the recent arrival of Oyster Express (296 Keefer St., 604684-3300), a one stop oysterlover’s haven at the corner of Keefer and Gore. Owner Shawn Chesney (ex-Rodney’s Vancouver, competitive shucker) and partner Soran Im started to

Master shucker Shawn Chesney brings in about 10 varieties of fresh oysters on a photo Tim Pawsey daily basis at his recently opened Oyster Express. transform this former corner store back in the spring. The new space is simple, clad in pine with functional dark wood chairs and cleverly picked bric-a-brac. Two focal points dominate: the busy oyster bar (where the owners are constantly shucking or plating) and distinctive round windows that convey a gentle nautical theme. What’s been wrought is a breath of fresh air that’s an entirely appropriate match for the business at hand. Adding to the open feel is an iron bar gate, right beside the kitchen, through which passersby can see what’s happening and say “hi,”

which they frequently do. Chesney knows his oysters, which isn’t surprising, given he’s been at this for over a decade. No surprise, also, that he’s already building a solid fan base. When we visited, he was busy setting out the day’s “catch” (everything comes in fresh daily), which usually tops 10 or more varieties, ranging from immediate locals such as Effingham, Okeover Inlet and Fanny Bay to Pacific Virginica (Hood Canal) or Village Bay (New Brunswick). You can pick from whatever is on ice ($1.50-$3.50), shucked to order and served with fresh lemon, mignonette and copious amount of fresh-



ly grated horseradish. Offerings also include a daily oyster special (it wasn’t tough to fall for the Miyagi, $1.50), as well as Buck-a-Shuck Happy Hour Tuesday through Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. Beyond oysters is a good selection of house-made plates, such as chili and cornbread, steamed mussels, a house salad, desserts, smoothies and coffees and teas, including home-brewed pomegranate and ginger. While the soaring mercury tempted us towards curry and wild rice (veggie with optional chicken or prawn), we fell for the shrimp cocktail, a classic presentation of seven, ultra plump, peeled and perfectly textured, chilled crustaceans arranged around zesty and fresh seafood sauce ($12). Oyster Express works, above all, because it delivers what it promises. It’s a simple concept but one executed by folks who know how and where to buy—and keep everything at its freshest—without too many detours. All that’s missing is a liquor license to enable a few crisp, dry whites or good local ale to go along. And that should be arriving soon. See you there! (Courier reviews are conducted anonymously at our own expense.)

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The always-effervescent André Saint-Jacques, owner of Bearfoot Bistro, sabers champagne in his prized wine cellar, home to more than 20,000 bottles and an Olympic bobsled.

Fred Edward Dangerfield and Eric Griffith’s Alta Bistro popular prix fixe menu changes depending on what’s fresh and seasonal.


Oyster farmer and Japanese champion Noriko Kamashima flexed her shucking muscle at the Whistler invitational.

Shuck and awe: A destination for adventure seekers, Whistler is also a culinary hot spot. For a celebration of oysters and cocktails, 500 fans gathered at André Saint Jacques’ Bearfoot Bistro restaurant for the World Oyster Shucking Invitational. Yours truly emceed the sophomore edition that featured a dozen of the world’s finest shuckers vying for the Best Shucker title and $5,000 prize. Experts from as far as Japan, Ireland and El Salvador arrived for the contest won by Joe Fortes’ Bob Skinner. Proceeds benefitted B.C. Children’s Hospital Foundation. Outstanding dinner: Pemberton’s majestic Mount Currie once again provided the picture-perfect backdrop for Jim Denevan’s Outstanding in the Field dinner held at Jordan Sturdy’s North Arm Farm, a 60-acre organic farm in Pemberton. Uniting diners with the origin of their food, 120 guests sat down at a long, linen-draped table for a four-course farm feast prepared by Bearfoot Bistro’s executive chef Melissa Craig. Araxi’s James Walt will duplicate in Whistler’s Rainbow Park July 21 and Aug. 18. A new spirit: Small and hip, Edward Dangerfield and Eric Griffith’s 44-seat Alta Bistro, one of Whistler’s newest restaurants, offers a popular $29 set menu that features local and naturally sourced foods and handcrafted cocktails. Vodka and gin based cocktails come courtesy of Tyler Schramm’s Pemberton Distillery. Hear Fred Mondays 8:20 a.m. on CBC Radio’s The Early Edition AM690 and 88.1FM; Twitter: @FredAboutTown or email

Outstanding in the Field founder Jim Denevan and his partner, UBC grad Leah Scafe, will host 85 farm-to-table dinners throughout North America this year.

Joe Fortes Oyster Bob Skinner out shucked 11 others to pick up $5,000 and Best Shucker title at Whistler’s Oyster Shucking Invitational.

Pemberton master distiller Tyler Schramm’s certified organic potato-based vodka, gin and whisky is receiving worldwide recognition.

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Batman mania takes over the globe Julie Crawford Contributing writer

Girls, do not go and see Batman: Dark Knight Rises with your boyfriend this weekend. He will ignore you, shush you, or quite possibly ask you to sit in a separate row if you start with the “who’s that guy?” stuff. Sure, there are women out there who are just as obsessed with DC Comics’ most famous billionaire as the fanboys are. But let’s face it: most of the fans salivating all over their laptops are male. (Case in point: a whopping 93 per cent of “New 52” DC Comic readers are male, according to a February Nielsen report.) And there was outrage last year when it was revealed that only one per cent of DC Comics creators were female, resulting in last week’s very timely announcement that Ann Nocenti would take over duties as Catwoman comics’ writer. It’s all about Batman on the net right now, from the claim that the film might be a liberal attack on U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney, to how Batman, not Barbie, is helping to save Mattel’s bottom line. There has been speculation about Catwoman’s ears and the villain’s creepy mask; online Batman quizzes are being passed around; I have

Christian Bale reprises his role as the angst-ridden Batman in Batman: Dark Knight Rises, director Christopher Nolan’s last film in the money-generating franchise. overheard discussions about who really came up with the Batman concept and DaVinci-inspired bat drawings. I even have bats in my attic at the moment (this is true, and anyone with good aim and a large tennis racquet is welcome at my house). Batman hysteria has reached apoplectic proportions. Thank God it will all be over soon. Director/producer/writer Chris-

topher Nolan has bowed out of any future Batman sequels after this conclusion to his trilogy, which started with 2005’s Batman Begins, progressed through 2008’s Dark Knight (tinged forever by the passing of Heath Ledger) and ends here, with a 165-minute-long magnum opus. His batsong, as it were. Dark Knight Rises follows that well-worn superhero story arc, wherein our hero (played again by

Christian Bale) is vilified by his public and must go underground to lick his wounds. Everyone from SpiderMan (oh-so-last-month) to the Incredibles has done so. Commissioner Gordon (Gary Oldman) has maintained the lie that Batman is responsible for the death of Harvey Dent (aka Two-Face) for years. Thanks to tough anti-crime legislation, Gotham City has been cleaned up and Batman’s super services have been made redundant. That leads to much introspection on the part of Bruce Wayne: Who am I, if not Batman? Thus the trilogy can be summed up by: Boy looks for purpose, boy finds purpose, boy loses purpose and kind of misses it. But the arrival of a brutal villain named Bane (Tom Hardy) changes all. His masked visage makes him look a bit like something out of “Doomsday Preppers” crossed with a little Fifty Shades of Grey, and he means business. “The Batman has to come back,” pleads commissioner Gordon. “What if he doesn’t exist anymore?” muses Bruce. So our new Batman is a little more angst-ridden, with a traumatized Bruce Wayne unable to get a life, despite the pleasant distraction of new women in his life (Anne Hathaway’s cat burglar and Marion

Cotillard as a pretty philanthropist). Wayne’s butler/moral conscience Alfred (Michael Caine) has been hand-wringing for Master Wayne for years, while Lucius Fox (Morgan Freeman) is just happy to keep building the billionaire cool new toys. Batman has no special powers, remember—no spider bite, no Kryptonite—other than the fancy gadgetry his wealth allows him. Speaking of toys, the new film promises several. Our household’s Tumbler vehicle lost its ammo years ago, but still rolls down our halls; we’d better make room for an ubercool contraption nicknamed The Bat, which gives Wayne a bat’s-eye view of Gotham. The Batman movie franchise has raked in some $3,482,233,000 since 1989’s Batman (when Michael Keaton was the caped crusader). Dark Knight alone raked in just over a billion dollars. With a production budget of $250,000,000, this is the costliest Batman yet. Let’s hope that Nolan’s almost supernatural touch with the hero genre continues when he pens next year’s Superman outing, Man of Steel. But your girlfriend and I agree: after this weekend, please, enough with the comics craziness. It’s making us bat-shoot crazy.


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Caps prospects dazzle at U.S. tourney Megan Stewart Staff writer

The Vancouver Whitecaps U-18 residency team is making a mark in the U.S., and with 10 goals in half as many playoff games from two Vancouver sharp-shooters, the team is in the hunt for a championship title. On Wednesday evening at the Houston Amateur Sports Park where the ’Caps are competing among the U.S. Soccer Development Academy final eight as the lone representative of Canada’s professional clubs, Ben McKendry and Ben Fisk showed why they’re emerging as this country’s future soccer stars. Protecting a three-goal lead over the De Anza Force in their second group stage match, midfielder and former Templeton student McKendry surged ahead for an attack in the 58th minute. He burst into space and put a diagonal ball outside to Fisk, another East Side athlete, who cut toward the net with his first touch and fired the ball inside the near post with his right foot. It was Fisk’s third goal that night, his second hat trick of the tournament. On Monday in their opening game against the North Carolina Fusion, Fisk buried three shots to seal a 41 victory. McKendry finished what his teammate started and added a fourth goal to take an early lead in the group stage standings. “Our attacking play—eight goals in two games—you can’t really fault it,” Whitecaps FC U-18 head coach Craig Dalrymple told “Defensively, we’ve given up some goals that we shouldn’t have but if we play a complete game, a full 90 minutes, we’ll have success.” In the qualifying round to reach the U.S.S.D.A. championship tournament, which is the culmination of that country’s elite youth academy

Golf champs

Three Vancouver golfers finished in the top 10 at the junior boys’ championships hosted last week in Roberts Creek by B.C. Golf. The annual tournament was held July 10 to 13 at the 72-par Sunshine Coast Golf Club. Vancouver’s Josh Zhang topped the leaders’ board off the opening tee. Zhang opened strong, sinking four birdies on the front nine to finish two-under and tied for first place

Ben McKendry scored four goals in four games.

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program, McKendry scored three goals in three games. Fisk was in on two of those. The Whitecaps U-18 are undefeated and sit at the top of their group with six points. On Friday they play the winless Colorado Rapids and can control their fate with either a win or a tie to compete for the championship Sunday at Houston’s BBVA Compass Stadium, the 22,000-seat arena home to the Dynamo of the MLS. “A win would be incredible,” said McKendry. “We try not to think about it right now, we try to take it

with Kevin Kwong from Pitt Meadows. But Zhang fell behind the leaders with a sixover-par 78 in the second round. He double-bogeyed holes four and nine, both of which he managed to par the previous round. On the third and fourth days, he birdied the parfive fourth hole. He came back with his strongest showing in the third-round, hitting a threeunder-par 69. He equalled the leader from Victoria for the best score carded that

one game at a time, but we’re definitely a group that can go to the final and win. That would be a special way to end my time for now with the club.” Both McKendry and Fisk turned 19 this winter, putting them in their last year of eligibility for the Whitecaps development program. The Vancouver soccer club joined Major League Soccer last year and has consistently stated its commitment to developing homegrown talent. A third Vancouver player, Callum Irving, starts in net for the U-18 squad.

day and draw within six strokes of first place. In the final round he carded one-over-par 73 and finished tied for sixth place. Vancouver’s Trevor Yu and Stuart Macdonald were two of the most consistent players. Both finished tied for 10th place with 291 strokes at three-over-par. James Change tied for 40th place at 19-over-par. James Nugent finished tied for 54th, and Sean Gill tied for 61st place.

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Reaching the final eight and nearing the championship match of the 72-team U.S.S.D.A. is one signal the Whitecaps’ investment is paying dividends now and will continue to build equity as the teenage players mature. Fisk and McKendry want to sign professional MLS contracts, ideally with their home club, but the bigger picture is out of focus for this week at least, said Fisk. “We are the only Canadian team [in the U.S.S.D.A.] and we’re making a big impact on the team and turning some heads. I think we know that, but I don’t really think too far past that. We’re taking everything as it comes and then maybe afterwards, especially if we do well at this tournament, we’ll feel it and see what we’ve done,” he said Wednesday from Houston. “They worked very hard all year. It’s been a long season for them,” residency assistant coach Martin Nash told “It’s brilliant to have a team that the club invests so much interest in to be successful. But the boys don’t want to stop here, they want to go and try to win it all.” The Whitecaps residency program includes U-18, U-16 and U-14 teams that don’t just feed their Vancouver system but also contribute to Canada’s national teams. Both Fisk and McKendry are on the men’s U-20 Canadian roster. The club’s role in developing national soccer talent and pride is “massive,” said McKendry, who will study and play at the University of New Mexico in September. “When I was a kid, I was thinking of going to Europe and playing professionally there, but kids these days can think about playing for the Vancouver Whitecaps. Soccer is a sport that Vancouver is starting to back more and more, which is an exciting thing.”

Fastpitch tourney

The South Hill Sports Association hosts the 11th annual Bob Law Memorial Fastpitch Challenge Friday through Sunday at South Memorial Park (West 41st Ave between Fraser and Knight). The tournament is the premier men’s fastpitch event on the summer calendar, says an event organizer, and this year the tradition of top-level competition continues. Eight clubs from around North America travel to

Vancouver to compete, among them are the third, fifth and eighth-ranked teams in the International Softball Congress, as well as national team players. For food and excellent sports entertainment this weekend, the tournament runs Friday 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and begins Sunday 8 a.m. with the championship at 2 p.m. A tournament pass is $10. Day pass $5. Kids under 12 are free. — Megan Stewart




A LASTING LEGACY CN is a leader in the rail industry and has always been committed to building safer and stronger communities in which it operates. The CN Miracle Match program was created in 2006, in partnership with Golf Canada, when CN became the title sponsor of the CN Canadian Women’s Open. CN Miracle Match is a national charitable initiative that rallies communities across Canada behind a very worthy cause – supporting pediatric care. Each year prior to the Open, a new foundation is selected as the official charity and beneficiary of the CN Miracle Match program. Over the past six years, the CN Miracle Match has raised and donated close to $6.5 million for children’s hospitals across Canada. To date, children’s hospital foundations from London, Edmonton, Ottawa, Calgary, Winnipeg and Montreal have all benefitted from this

special initiative. In February, CN and Golf Canada announced that the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation has been selected as the official beneficiary of the CN Miracle Match campaign to be held during the 2012 CN Canadian Women’s Open. “At CN, we believe that the best way to build strong communities is to promote and safeguard the health of our young people and we are very proud that CN Miracle Match has been able to help children all across Canada since 2006,” said Claude Mongeau, President and Chief Executive Officer of CN. “We are confident that the money raised in the course of the 2012 campaign will help BC Children’s Hospital continue to provide critical pediatric care to children throughout British Columbia.“ Canada’s National Women’s Open Golf Championship will take place from August 20-26 at The Vancouver Golf Club in Coquitlam, BC. Funds raised through this initiative in communities in the Vancouver area and throughout British Columbia will be matched by CN* and given to the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. “Community-minded partners

like CN and Golf Canada play an important role in keeping BC Children’s Hospital at the forefront of pediatric medicine,” said Teri Nicholas, president and CEO of BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. “BC Children’s is the only hospital in the province with the full range of expertise required to meet the needs of critically or chronically ill children. Funds raised through the CN Miracle Match program will help us ensure we continue to provide the best health care possible for our children today

and in the future.” “Along with our partners at CN, we believe it is very important that the CN Canadian Women’s Open leave a lasting legacy in our local host communities,” said Scott Simmons, Golf Canada’s Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer. “Vancouver is a world-class city with passionate golf fans and we are thrilled that Canada’s National Women’s Open Championship will benefit BC Children’s Hospital and its important work.”


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There’s No Place Like Home

said she is excited to play in front of her friends and family and amongst the world’s golf elite.

By Kelsey Parsons

Jisoo Keel will play the CN Canadian Women’s Open in her hometown of Coquitlam, B.C. As a member of Team Canada, Jisoo Keel is used to being on the move and working on her golf game in different locales. In 2012 alone, she has golfed everywhere from Scotland to the United States, but this year’s CN Canadian Women’s Open will be a chance for Keel to play in a more familiar atmosphere: her hometown of Coquitlam, B.C. The host venue of the 2012 CN Canadian Women’s Open, the Vancouver Golf Club, is located just minutes away from Keel’s high school, and the 16-yearold has even enjoyed playing privileges at the club to help prepare her for her second consecutive CN Canadian Women’s Open experience.

“It’s just really special for me to just play in my hometown,” said Keel. “[The playing privileges are] definitely a huge advantage. I wasn’t able to play a lot out there because of my other commitments and travelling so much, but playing privileges are really important and I think I have an advantage over the other girls.” Despite the relatively small size of Coquitlam, the city is a hotbed of female golf talent. Keel’s Team Canada team mate Anica Yoo is also from the area, as are the 2011 Royale Cup Canadian Junior Girls champion Jennifer Yang and University of Washington golf star Soo Bin Kim. The 2012 CN Canadian Women’s Open will bring top golfers from around the globe to this golf-centric city, and Keel

At the 2011 CN Canadian Women’s Open at Hillsdale Golf and Country Club in Mirabel, Que., Keel had the chance to experience the games of some of the world’s best female golfers up close and personal, including her personal golf hero Morgan Pressel. She calls playing at the Open one of the greatest moments of her life, and said she hopes to improve on her 66th place finish at last year’s event this time around.

won the 2011 CN Future Links Pacific Championship, and came in second at the Royale Cup Canadian Junior Girls Championship that same year. Keel was the 2011 CN Canadian Women’s Tour Low Amateur of the Year, and in 2012 she won the first stop on that tour in Richmond, B.C., a victory that granted her an exemption into this year’s CN

Canadian Women’s Open. With a home field advantage and friends and family there to support her, Keel will attempt to add the 2012 CN Canadian Women’s Open to her list of prestigious wins. Either way, the experience is sure to be a memorable one for this talented teenager. ■

“It was pretty exciting to see all the people I see on TV just right in front of me, and I was able to talk to them and practice with them,” said Keel of the 2011 CN Canadian Women’s Open. “I also got to play a round with Morgan Pressel on the third day, which was exciting, and it was one of the best moments of my golf career.”

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Minor football club offers free clinic Megan Stewart Staff writer

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Lower Mainland, Directly Managed, BC Be part of an organization that respects your work, offers $19.63 per hour and provides good working conditions. In one of 2 positions (1 full-time and 1 short-term, approx. 1 year), you will perform a range of cleaning and general duties within and around our buildings. Along with the ability to operate janitorial cleaning equipment and tools, you have a valid driver’s licence and, ideally, WHMIS knowledge. Share in the rewards of working with an organization that offers challenging work as well as competitive compensation and supports the growth and development of its people.

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Foster Care Needed

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to a child or youth with a disability √ Have education and experience in health or child care √ Have a driver’s license and a vehicle

We √ Provide you with ongoing training and support √ Provide compensation based on individual needs Email to get your career started.

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


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Residential & Community Support Workers BACI seeks Residential and Community Support Workers to support individuals with disabilities to explore and be active members of their community. If you enjoy being active, are flexible, & want to make a difference in someone’s life, we would like to hear from you! Competitive wages and great benefits. Please email resume & cover letter to: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Find us at

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We are seeking energetic, motivated individuals to join our team. Our staff are sales focused and have superior customer service and communication skills. If you have a strong drive to succeed, and are interested in working for a company that offers its employees the opportunity for career advancement, we would love to hear from you. Please send your cover letter and resume to:

Glacier Media Group has expanded its web printing operations in Estevan, Saskatchewan. We require a

JOURNEYMAN PRESSMAN to work in a progressive, updated shop.

The right individual must have experience on a Goss Community press, and the ability to work as part of a team in a time sensitive environment. Experience with the use of the Perretta colour registration and preset ink system is desirable. An emphasis on maintenance or a background in press maintenance. Glacier is a dynamic, growing media company that offers an attractive compensation and benefit packages to the qualified individual. Relocation assistance is negotiable or will be provided. For a future in our progressive printing plant, we welcome your application.

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General Manager, Marlene Gaudry, Box 1594, Estevan, SK S4A 2L7 Email:

Foreman & Journeyman Electricians

with commercial exp req’d. F/T, wage based on exp & benefits provided. Excellent opportunity to join well est Electrical Contracting Company in a team oriented environment. Email resume to:

Deadline for resumes is July 31, 2012.


Tsawwassen First Nation (TFN) is seeking a qualified Health and Social Services Manager. Reporting to the Community Services Director, this position is to ensure that the Health and Social Services needs of the TFN Membership are met. You will be responsible for the oversight and management of the Health, Social Services, Elders, Home/Community Care, Family Support and Counseling Programs and other Social Services Programs to improve the quality of life for the TFN Membership. The successful candidate will hold a diploma or degree in Social Services or a related discipline supplemented by at least five years of supervisory or management experience in a public administration setting. First Nation health and social services experience is desirable. A suitable combination of education and experience will be considered. A valid BC Class 5 Driver’s License, clear Criminal Record Check, and personal vehicle are required. Qualified applicants are invited to submit their resume, cover letter with salary expectations, and two recent references with contact information by 4:30 p.m. July 27, 2012, to: Saira Bradley, Manager of Human Resources, Tsawwassen First Nation 1926 Tsawwassen Drive, Tsawwassen, BC V4M 4G2 Fax: (604) 948-5203 • E-mail: We wish to thank all interested applicants; however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.




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Estate Sale Sat July 21 9am-2pm 66 W 44th St Many household items. Fine China sets, rare crystal, Royal Dalton figurines, furniture sets, antique items, Asst tools, ladders. Everything in exceptional condition

CHURCH YARD SALE 305 East 16th Ave 1 Block East of Main St Saturday, July 21 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Kids bicycles, toys, household goods, clothes, books and more. Vancouver

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5X9 Snooker/Pool table inc all accessories Beautiful Red Mahogany 5x9 Snooker Table $2500. Call: (604) 943-9642 email:

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Burial Plots

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OCEAN VIEW Cemetery Plot Burial plot in Calvary 6 section of Ocean View Cemetery. Plot will hold 1 casket plus 1 urn or 2 urns. $9800. Call: (604) 557-0506

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STAMPS wanted Collector looking to buy stamp collections. email: CALLING ALL QUILTERS We’re looking for quality fabric in excellent condition. Want to clean out some of your stash? email: Old Books Wanted also: Photos Postcards, Letters, Paintings. (no text books/encyclopedia) I pay cash. 604-737-0530



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Heather Chapel Preschool 2 - 5 days only. Sept. Registration 777 W.68th Ave 604-321-7446

MAPLE TABLE $350, four chairs $235; Garden Harvest dishes, 64 pcs $175. Call: (604) 307-0404 MOVING - High quality furniture in great condition & other items. 2 leather loveseats & chair $3200. sideboard, wine cabinet & end table $850. Counter high table & 8 chairs $850. 3 bar high chairs $250. New wedding items & bouquets $165. Master Craft tool cabinet $185. 604-847-3664



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Musical Instruments

WILLIAMS PIANO made in Canada, well maint, with player action & 100 rolls. $2,400. 604-970-3462





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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS NOTICE is hereby given that Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of DOUGLAS HAROLD CAMERON, , Deceased, late of 4468 West 14th Avenue, in the City of Vancouver, in the Province of British Columbia, V6R 2Y3, who died on the 15th day of May, 2012, are hereby required to send full particulars of such claims to the undersigned Executrix, on or before the 20th day of September, 2012, after which date the estate assets will be distributed, having regard only to claims that have been received. KIRSTEN JOAN CAMERON c/o BMO TRUST COMPANY 595 Burrard Street, 9th Floor P.O. Box 49500 Vancouver, BC, V7X 1L7 Tel: 604-668-1350 Fax: 604-665-7461 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Is hereby given that Creditors having claims against the Estate of PHAN WAI SUN, Deceased, who died on April 20th, 2011, are hereby required to send them to the Executor, Terence Anthony Kingston at 2966 West 14th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V6K 2X6 before August 20th, 2012.


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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS: Re: Estate of Joesph Guy Maddock, deceased. Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of Joesph Guy Maddock, formerly of Vancouver, B.C. are required to send them to the undersigned at #403-2055 Pendrell St. Vancouver, B.C. V6G 1T9 on or before August 28, 2012, after which the Estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to claims that have been made. Mary Maddock Executor for the Estate of Joesph Guy Maddock NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS RE: ESTATE OF DONNA MARIE WOOD late of Suite 202 - 930 West 16th Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia V5Z 1T2 (the “Estate”) NOTICE is given that creditors and others having claims against the Estate are required to send them to the executor, Lindy Grant at 4450 Valencia Avenue, North Vancouver BC, V7N 4B1, on or before August 28, 2012, after which date the Estate assets will be distributed having regard only to claims that have been received. EXECUTOR: LINDY GRANT

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Notice is hereby given to Creditors and others having claims against the estate of FRANCES JACKSON AYRE that the particulars of their claims should be sent to the coexecutor at 9511 BECKWITH ROAD, RICHMOND, BC, V6X 1V8 on or before AUGUST 24, 2012, after which date the executors will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the executors then have notice.


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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Re: The Estate of Gerald Douglas Bradford, deceased, formerly of #303 - 1856 Frances Street, Vancouver, B.C. Creditors and others having claims against the estate of Gerald Douglas Bradford are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the undersigned Administrators, care of Boughton Law Corporation, 700 - 595 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC, V7X 1S8 on or before August 10, 2012, after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received. Derek Nelson Bradford Bonita Margaret Michaud Mary Louise Price Administrators




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Cancer June 21-July 22: The accent shifts to earnings, possessions, sensual affairs, memory and rote learning. Don’t start new projects/relationships before Aug. 8, especially in these areas. Accept surface appearances – looking beneath can cause delay, loss. A “gift” might come to you from the past – accept. Your home is a combination of friction and good luck until late August, so remain aware. (This week, especially Tuesday/Wednesday, home matters flow luckily.) Romance seems to call Wednesday eve to Friday, but after a sweet start, nothing happens. Oh, well. Tackle chores Saturday – all’s good! Leo July 23-Aug. 22: Start nothing new before Aug. 8. During the weeks ahead, your energy and charisma will climb strongly, friends will gather round, and a restless mood will exist – your curiosity will lead to travel, conversations and media contacts (especially this Tuesday/Wednesday). But the best of these will have some strong link to the past – e.g., travel to see an old friend/lover. Chase money Sunday. Wednesday night begins a 3-day focus on home, kids and parents, property and foundations – but only Wednesday brings anything lasting. Stick to routine chores. Saturday’s for love, pleasure! Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Retreat, rest, contemplate and meditate for the few weeks ahead – but, before Aug 8, don’t plan: schemes formed before then would have to be thrown away eventually. You might feel overwhelmed by government (or head office) contacts and demands, management duties and health concerns. But if you tackle only the old, neglected stuff here, you’ll clear it away, and any new demands will eventually disappear on their own. You energy’s best Sunday/Monday. Chase money mid-week. Thursday/Friday bring errands, talk, emails – but none are significant. Good luck at home Saturday!



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RE: The Estate of JANE HELEN WILLIAMS, otherwise known as JENNY WILLIAMS, JENNY H. WILLIAMS, JANE WILLIAMS, J.H. WILLIAMS AND J. WILLIAMS, deceased, formerly of #79 - 3180 58th Avenue East, Vancouver, British Columbia, V5S 3S8 Creditors and others having claims against the estate of JANE HELEN WILLIAMS, deceased, are hereby notified under Section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the undersigned Administrator c/o Cohen Buchan Edwards LLP, Lawyers & Notaries, Suite 208-4940 No. 3 Road, Richmond, BC, V6X 3A5, on or before August 20th, 2012, after which date the Administrator will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claim of which the Administrator then has notice. DATED at Richmond, BC, this 10th day of July, 2012. K. BRUCE PANTON COHEN BUCHAN EDWARDS LLP, Solicitors for Royal Trust Corporation of Canada, Administrator

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Tim Stephens' Astral Reflections Aries March 21 - April 19: A month of romance lies before you, a month of adventure, risk/reward, speculation, sports, pleasure, beauty, charming children, and, last but not least… peace. Tackle chores Sunday.Relationships loom as subtle problems Monday p.m. to pre-dawn Tuesday, then they become smooth, lucky. Love is possible! Chase inspiration Wednesday night – about money, investments, debt, sex, intimacy, lifestyle changes. (Any ideas you get will work out over the decade ahead.) A sweet, gentle, loving mood makes Saturday fortunate: get up early for travel, intellectual events – and for love! Taurus April 20-May 20: The main accent lies on home, property, kids, soul and stomach. Start nothing new before Aug. 8, especially in food, kids’ programs, real estate,etc.Your money situation remains buoyant. Work will be hard but successful until late August (as Tuesday/Wednesday show) – but if you avoid work, you will probably face health difficulties. (That’s often the choice: work or diminished health. Mentally and emotionally, work lifts the clouds, strengthens self-confidence, which in turn strengthens physical health.) Romance calls Sunday. A meeting “isn’t,” late week. Mysteries Saturday. Gemini May 21-June 20: Start no new projects or relationships before Aug. 8. The main accent during the weeks ahead lies on communications, travel, casual acquaintances, paperwork, news media and curiosity – the areas where delays, mistakes and indecision will be most prominent. So stick with ongoing ventures, or grab an opportunity from the past. However, avoid re-starting written tomes: they would only grow more confused. A “distant” friend or sibling might return. Romance could get “hot,” especially Monday to Wednesday. (“Hot and cold” is more accurate.) Work, late week. Excitement Saturday!



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★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: Sunday starts a month of celebration. You won’t feel it Sunday to Monday afternoon, as your energy and charisma ebb. But your strength, charm and luck return powerfully Tuesday/Wednesday – you’ll attract admirers. Still, start nothing new in any area, especially in social and organizational zones, before Aug. 8 – no conventions, political moves, etc. During the same period (to Aug. 8) former friends, flirtations and group interests might return from the past – it’s a great time for family reunions, reigniting old flames, etc. Money promises, doesn’t deliver, Thursday/Friday. Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: The main accent lies on career, prestige relations, responding to authority, status and worldly ambitions, until late August. But don’t start anything new, especially in these areas, through Aug. 7. Save your action impulses until mid-late August. Use the two weeks ahead to protect ongoing projects/contacts from delays or misunderstandings, and, if it comes to you, accept a temporary return to a former duty/role. You’re happy, popular Sunday/Monday. Settle down, rest and handle governmental or management duties Tuesday, early Wednesday. A lucky money run occurs Saturday. Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Start nothing new before Aug. 8 in any zone, but especially in the areas that are strongly accented now to late August: far travel, publishing, higher learning (i.e., beyond high school) cultural affairs, internationalism and love. A wedding planned for this period should be rescheduled: if it can’t be, something’s incompatible (you guess what). On the plus side, an old flame might appear, or a former school program, travel itinerary, etc., could return from the past. If so, grab it/them! Your hopes are high, especially about love Tuesday/Wednesday. You shine Saturday!

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July 22 - 28, 2012 Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Don’t start new projects or relationships before Aug. 8. The month ahead emphasizes finances, investments, debt, intimacy and its consequences, lifestyle changes, mysteries, research/detective work and health diagnosis. These are the very things most likely to be impacted by delays, indecision and mistakes. (Don’t revise your stock portfolio before the 8th – “Don’t touch” is the best advice.) VIPs are testy to late August, but ambition is rewarded Wednesday. Though the overall atmosphere is sober, friends, hopes and smiles come Thursday/Friday. Sweet dreams, Saturday. Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Don’t start new projects or relationships before Aug. 8. The weeks ahead emphasize relationships, relocation, opportunities, co-operation and opposition – the very areas which are most subject to indecision, delays and mistakes. A former suitor or spouse might communicate (perhaps a Gemini, for love; or a Virgo, for sex – the latter Sunday/Monday?). Strictly avoid starting or responding to legal challenges (especially Monday to Wednesday, but right into Aug. 23.) A sweet, solidly lucky romantic situation/mood carries you through all mistakes. Joy, friends, Saturday! Pisces Feb.19-March20:Themainfocifortheweeks ahead are work, machinery, dependents and health – the very areas where you will experience delays and indecision until Aug. 8. Don’t begin important projects before then. Your home remains sweet – and lucky, but before September, don’t optimistically overspend (on furniture, renos, mortgage, etc.). You have felt a surge of “investment impulse” in July – it’s dangerous before Aug. 8, unless a financial opportunity returns from the past. (Which could occur on a lucky Tuesday, early Wednesday.) Romantic notions late week. Saturday, ambition’s news! • Reading: 604-727-3673



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WATER VIEWS! Like new, 1,130sf, 2 BDRM & Den. Steps to Transit, Hospital, Thrifty Foods. $359,000. Darcee Proden, Royal Lepage @ 778-228-7325


FLEETWOOD IMMACULATE 1785sf 3br 2.5ba, double sxs garage $389,900 604-507-8186 see id5525

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

3 BDRM, 2 ba, 1,197sf, end unit, fenced yard backing on greenbelt in Silver Springs. Resort style amens $392,000 Darcee Proden Royal Lepage @ 778-228-7325

Langley/ Aldergrove

JUST REDUCED OPEN HOUSE Sat June 23rd 2-4pm Willoughby Heights, Unit 20 20449 66Ave spacious 1955 SF, 3 bed 3 bath w yard. Double garage $375,000. Kelly at Keller Williams 604-418-3162

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

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

6008-26 LIKE NEW beautiful 1536sf 3br 2.5ba 1 owner end unit 6 yr old townhome $329K 604-833-4246 see id5549

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

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


Maple Ridge/ Pitt Mead.

IMMACULATE 2446SF 4br 4ba t/h. Incredible view, huge master br $424,900, 604-466-3175 see id5226 $164,000, 1BDRM, MAPLE RIDGE walk to WC Express, shopping, close to schools. $164,000. Call: (604) 313-7353 email:


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



New Westminster

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

Port Moody

#405 290 Newport Dr. Pt Moody $510,000. Perfect for first time or downsizing buyer! 2 BR + Den, 2 Baths - This beautiful Bosa built unit in popular Newport Village comes with a 17x8 storage locker with power! Tons of updates, plus 2 prkg stalls. Please call for Open House times & dates. Jim Jeckel, Prudential Sterling 604 802-7340

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

NEWTON BEAUTIFUL cozy 2479sf 5br 3.5bath duplex, Suite, SOLD! SOLD! SOLD See id5542



1203-6631 MINORU BLVD, $258,000 1 BR & Den in hirise, Sup loc, nr ammens, John Shum, Hanna Realty 604-908-9222, Bus 604-937-1122 ext 265



NEWTON GROUND level 1240sf 3br 2ba tnhse, no stairs, priv backyd $199,900 604-948-5441 see id5554

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

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

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


For Sale by Owner

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

RARE CO-HOUSING Town Home / 3bdrm/2bth 4272 Albert St, Burnaby $530,000. Intergenerational, child friendly community with extensive common facilities. See website for full details about the unit and the amazing community.

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


LIKE LIVING in Venice, lagoon level 935sf 2br 2ba, insuite laundry $325,000 604-948-6805 see id5567


W.End/Down/ Yaletown

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

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


Condos/ Townhouses

6008-40 $10K BELOW assessment, 2br+ Den or 3br, 2ba 1083sf condo, Nr SFU $339,900 604-866-7326 see id5557

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

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

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

3bdrm/2.5bth LOVELY Townhouse in Ladner $749,000 Call: (604) 290-1034

VAN/BURNABY/FRASER VALLEY REALTOR. List with me for ONLY $2995. For details call JAS WALIA from Sutton West Coast Realty • 778-668-2177



6 BR, 3 up, 3 down, 2.5 baths, nice update, lam fl, new paint, west Abby, 7000 sqft lot. $379k OPEN Sat 2-4. 604-825-3434


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


Condos/ Townhouses


#111-1500 Pendrell St, Vancouver $459,000, MLS # V950364 Pet Friendly Building, Rental Available. One of a kind renovated Heritage Style 2 Bdrm, 18x13 Patio. Features: Red Oak Floors Throughout, High End Cabinets, Granite Counters, Crown Moldings & Baseboards, Colonial Doors, 2 sec, parking, large locker. Call Ingrid Maruska 604-619-5346 / Tradewinds Realty Ltd.


Langley/ Aldergrove

LANGLEY SOUP & SANDWICH, #27-19695 96th Ave, $48,800 Super Business, Business for family to immigrate here, John, Hanna Rlty 604-908-9222, 604-937-1122 ext 265 BURNABY South; CORNER 8810sq ft lot 3 BR 1200sf home. $999,000. No agents. 604-439-7554

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

6020-06 GREAT Family Home. South facing 3861 sq ft custom home on a 6028 sq ft lot in Fleetwood/Tynehead, Surrey. One owner, built in 2001. 6 bedrooms, study, 3 1/2 bathrooms, maple kitchen. Master bedroom has a large walk-in closet, soaker tub, and mountain views. Nice neutral colours, bright and light throughout. Sweeping, double sided staircase. Basement suite has 2 bedrooms, dishwasher, maple kitchen, laundry, separate entry and a large games/media room, or possible 3rd bedroom. Landscaped garden, large private back yard, covered patio, hot tub, cedar deck. Primary school is a 5 minute walk, Surrey Sports & Leisure Centre is a 2 min drive. $699,800 Call 778-227-6253 THOM CREEK Ranch - House for Sale By Owner. In Chilliwack’s premier retirement complex. 2090 sq ft finished plus 294 unfinished ready to model. In the top row with superb, unspoilable views of the City, mountains and way beyond. Excellent Clubhouse. Friendly neighbours $440,000 negotiable. No HST. 604-824-1892

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


Houses - Sale

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


Difficulty Making Payments?

No Equity? Expired Listing? Penalty? We Take Over Payments! No Fees! / 604-786-4663

Maple Ridge/ Pitt Mead.

RANCHER, HIGH end updates, ACREAGE, electronic gate, 2 suite guest house, barn, pasture, riding ring, pool. Darcee Proden Royal Lepage @ 778-228-7325

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


North Delta

OWN THE Land, 1092sf 2br rancher style mobile $185K 604-824-7803 kids OK, see 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 $224,900. Motivated. 1 604 625-3498

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



North Vancouver


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

Real Estate

BC Area Foreclosures Free list w/pics $250K and Up These Must be SOLD



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


6020-01 Open Sunday 2-4pm

949 HARRIS AVE, COQUITLAM Fabulous updated character on gorgeous fenced garden lot! Now $579,900! OPEN SAT June 30th 2pm-4pm Call Joe Campbell - PREC* RE/MAX Crest Realty Call: (604) 985-7653


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


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

ABSOLUTELY BEST deal. Madison 2 BR, 2ba, 6 yrs, 1050sf, open corner unit. $384,900. Rudy, Mac Rlty. 604-590-2444

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

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

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

821 E 29th St, Lynn Valley, 5 Br, 3 bath, with suite, totally updated, large lot, dble garage. $974,900. D’Arcy Jackman, First Capital Realty (02) Ltd 604-866-7223


Houses - Sale


Port Coquitlam

ABSOLUTELY BEST deal on market. Basement entry, on 69 ft frontage - 7,000 sq ft level lot, 3BR, 1.5 baths, $388,900. Ron Rudy Mac Realty 604-590-2444


Houses - Sale




Vancouver West Side

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


#59-9080 198TH St, 55+, 3BR, 1,048sf, 2 f-ba, well kept, move right in & Super area $48,800. John Hanna Realty 604-908-9222, Off. 604-937-1122 ext 265

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

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

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

PANORAMA RENO’D 1950SF 5br 2.5ba w/2br suite, large 6082 sf LUC lot, SOLD! SOLD! SOLD! see id5545

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

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


Industrial/ Commercial

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


Out Of Town Property

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

Vancouver East Side

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

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

Real Estate Investment

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

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

Ocean Front Lux Contemp. private home on 2.73 AcresQuadra Island. 250-884-0000

Mobile Homes

1998 DARTMOUTH 1340 square feet, 3 BR, 2 Bath in Fernridge Area Park. Recently replaced appliances, air conditioned. Asking $160,000. Brookswood Homes Ltd. 604 530-9566

ALDERGROVE SXS DUPLEX 65K below assessment. $3K/mo rent income $545K 604-807-6565 see id3428

Recreation Property

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


Apartments & Condos


North Van Apt. Rentals

1BR BEAUTIFUL North Van Norgate, quiet/secure Senior’s 55+ bldg, 1 cat ok 3rd flr facing south, dw, heat/hw ug prkg, ideal for wheel chair, nr mall/bus/parks. $995 604-983-6629

6508 TRIPLEX- SOINTULA B&B Guest House, Malcolm Island, N.Vancouver Island. New reno, on view half acre. cost $900,000, sell $525,000. 5pm 604-628-4592

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

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

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

To advertise call


OK FALLS. 2 BR condo, top floor. 1021 sf. View of lake! Dock & boat slip. $328,999. 778-999-2473



Furnished Accommodation

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



2BR + den, 2baths, 5appls, 10th/ Sasamat, 1550sf, dbl garage, 2decks, view, ns/np, $2250 + utils, avail Aug 1, 604-205-0081


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


Recreation Property

Houses - Rent

STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN ● No Qualification - Low Down ● CHILLIWACK - 9557 Williams, 3 Bdrm, 1 bath, Cozy HOUSE on

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

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

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

6052 SURREY TYNEHEAD 1ac dev. ppty into 5.5 lots starting Jan 2013, $1,499,000 604-951-8777 see id5566

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


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

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


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

9418 Marshall Rd, Bow, WA

Lots & Acreage

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

Recreation Property


LANGARA GARDENS #101 - 621 W. 57th Ave, Van Spacious 1, 2 & 3 BR Rental Apartments & Townhouses. Heat, hot water & lrg storage locker included. Many units have in-suite laundry and lrg patios/balconies with gorgeous views. Tasteful gardens, swimming pools, hot tub, gym, laundry, gated parking, plus shops & services. Near Oakridge Centre, Canada Line stations, Langara College, Churchill High School & more. Sorry no pets. Call 604-327-1178 Managed by Dodwell Strata Management Ltd.

8279 171 St, Sry. CD LOT, 16,899sf, 92x184, East view. Located in Million Dollar Home Subdivision. Fully Serviced, Ready to Build. $629,000 Offers? Contact Owner 604 576-3836



3BDRM/1BATH UNIQUE Private Home. Fantastic views, in Recreation Paradise only 3hrs from Vancouver. Info @#702053 $214,900 Call: (250) 295-3247

TYNEHEAD 3800SF 5br 4.5ba executive home 12,077sf lot, with side suite, $879K 604-575-7311 see id5350


Out Of Town Property

Robert & Nancy Chaney, (for sale by owners)

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

6030 GUILDFORD MAGNIFICENT 4952sf 10br 6.5ba back on creek, main floor master br, $789K 604-581-5541 see: id5506

Okanagen/ Interior

Other Areas BC

CEDAR HILLS 2140sf 5br 2ba w/bsmt suite, huge 7200sf lot, updates, $569K 778-320-7506 see id5568

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



★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★ Exclusive & Private Lake Shore Cottage, for all info: $329,000 ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★

6040 3BDRM/1.5BTH, 747 Chelsea Ave, PoCo. Newly renovated. Tara Caldwell RE/MAX All Points 604-328-8127

Mobile Homes

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.




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

MOVE IN BONUS!! $200 OFF 1ST MONTH’S RENT!! PORT COQUITLAM, 3 BR condo corner unit, Shaughnessy/Aktins, 2 years old, 2 full baths, SS fridge, stove, dw, w/d, microwave, open floor plan, hardwood floors, 2 balcs, approx 900sf, NS/NP, 2 prkg stalls, avail August 1st, $1475/mo + utils, min 1 yr lease, ref’s, call 604-931-4860



Chances Housing Co-Op

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


Suites/Partial Houses

1 BR bsmt, 20th & MacDonald, np, $1,025 incl utils+wifi. Sept 1, Share wd, self contained 604-733-4977 or 604-329-5977 2 BRs $1000 & $1100 incls util, avail now, bright grd lvl, new home, nr bus/schools, Prince Albert & 43rd, 604-327-0671 or 604-329-3730 VAN KILARNEY quiet 2 BR + den, top flr, lrg f/yd, 1,200sf, lrg kitch, full bath, w/d. NS/NP. Aug 1. $1100+1/2 utils. 604-433-4627


Wanted To Rent

I want to Rent to Own a 2-3 BR character house, Victoria/Com Dr area. $10K down, Low rent, 604 215-0020


Warehouse/ Commercial

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

Piping & envelope complete

1 BR & 2 BR Townhouses Close to Edmonds Skytrain. No subsidy avail. Pets ok. OPEN HOUSE LOT & Trailer. This little gem is located 120 miles from Van, pool - C.H, hiking, fishing, history of 1860’s gold rush. Caretaker, maint $775/yr, $40,000 firm. Lot 33 - 30860 Trans Canada Hwy Yale BC. Ph 1-604-792-6764

SAT July 28, 2-7PM @ 7235 18th Ave, Burnaby 604 522-2068

Call 604-630-3300 to place your ad

Real Estate Investment

2154 York Ave, Vancouver FANNY BAY, VAN. ISLAND WATERFRONT HOME 7636 Shipspoint Rd,. 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 $699,000 Estate Sale Scampi Hirst Angell Hasman & Associates Realty. 604-728-6052

“Kits Apt Block”

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


PLACE YOUR RENTAL ADS 24/7 Go to and Click on classifieds





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



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


★A1 QUALITY CLEANING★ Experience, Meticulous, Reliable Cleaning, res/com. 604-537-8796 ALLY’S CLEANING 7days/wk, Bby/Van, Res/Comm, Exp, Wrk Gur, Reas Rates, 604-725-9005




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

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


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

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



DEMOLITION OF HOUSES, Free Estimates. 604-600-7147



Hillcrest Plumbing + Heating Discount Sales / Parts + Service

* Hydro Flushing * Perimeter Drainage * Field/Yard Drainage * Sumps/Catch Basins * Foundation Crack Repairs * Compact Excavtor Services Vancouver 604-879-1415 Richmond 604-244-0220 PARK ROYAL ROOFING & DRAINS Call 604-987-ROOF (7663)



A-1 QUALITY RENOS. bsmts, kit, bathroom, sundecks etc. 40 yrs exp. Free Est. 604-720-2911 ★ COMPLETE DRYWALL ★ By certified tradesman. Small jobs pref. 604-762-4024 VINCE’S MAGIC Drywalling & textured ceiling repairs. Bonded 604-307-2295 / 778-340-5208

Wayne The Drywaller

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



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 ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR: Exp, friendly, reliable. Specializing in replacing old nob & tube wiring. Lic.#50084. 604-725-4535 LIC. ELECTRICIAN #37309 Commercial & residential renos & small jobs. 778-322-0934. Licensed Electrician. Best Rates. Reliable, Efficient & Prof. Quality Res/Comm Work. Lic #21619. Milt. 604.720.0186 YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guar’d. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899



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

Factory Direct Cedar Fence Panel for Sale & Installation 8291 No.5 Rd Richmond Call 604-275-3158 CEDAR WORKS • 778-882-0676 Fencing • Sundecks • Sheds Also: Painting & Handyman work. Over 10 years of experience! West Coast Cedar Installations New or repaired outdoor cedar ★ specialists since 1991 ★ 604-270-2358 or 604-788-6458


Flooring/ Refinishing


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

Artistry of Hardwood Floors

Refinish, sanding, install, dustless Prof & Quality work 604-219-6944 Golden Hardwood & Laminate & Tiles. Prof install, refinishing, sanding & repairs. 778-858-7263 INSTALLATION REFINISHING, Sanding. Free est, great prices. Satisfaction guar. 604-518-7508




HANDYMAN, reno, kitchen, bath, plumbing, countertop, flooring, painting, etc. Mic, 604-725-3127


Glass Mirrors


Lawn & Garden

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




LIDIA’S EUROPEAN Cleaning. Res/Com. Specializing in detail cleaning. Bonded. 604-541-9255 MESSY HOUSE OR OFFICE? Don’t get Stressed! Call me for help! 604-945-0004



“The Grass is Greener”

• New Lawn Installs • Replace Old Lawn • Lawn Drainage • Landscaping • Paving ~ Any size job ~

Nick 220-5296 929-7732

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





Lawn & Garden



• Monthly contracts• hedge trimming•tree pruning •lawn cutting • new gardens weeding • garden patios • junk removal • free est. Insured... I do it all !


WILDWOOD LANDSCAPING Hedge Trimmimg & Tree Pruning & Hedge Removal Spring Clean Up Chaffer Control & Lawn Restoration. Comm/Strata/Res Aerating & Power Raking. Free Estimates. 604-893-5745 604-723-2468; Tran Gardener. Lawns cutting, trimming, pruning, weeding, cleanups. Reliable. ENGLISH LAWNS: We install and replace. Drainage and Landscaping. Any size job. Nick 604-929-7732 EXP. RELIABLE Gardener, yard clean up, new turf, pruning, planting, new soil, 604-783-2627

Commercial/Residential 2837 Kingsway, Vancouver

Tel: 604-603-9655







NO HST! til Aug. 31

(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


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




No More Allergies Pet Safe Great for Roof Top Patios & Balconies UV & Stain Resistant Great for Yards with Drainage Problems Artificial Lawns

Please Call 604.430.5296



MONKEY TREE Established Tree Management

Pruning • Ornamentals Tree Removal Stump Grinding Free Estimates/Insured

604 833-2479 Since 1989

RENOS • REPAIRS 9129 Shaughnessy St., Van.


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

PN 2030-A

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


Oil Tank Removal

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

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

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


Painting/ Wallpaper


• Fully Insured • References • Green Products • Small Repairs






Free Est. - 15 Years Exp. Insured /WCB


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


1 to 3 Men

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


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


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

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


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Renovations & Home Improvement

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


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Renovations & Home Improvement

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

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

Rubbish Removal

★ BATHROOM SPECIALIST★ Tiles, tub, vanity, plumbing, paint framing. From start to finish. Over 20 yrs exp. Peter 604-715-0030

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B-Cheema Roofing

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

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



Stucco/Siding/ Exterior

ALL STUCCO, chimney concrete and cement work. Professional, reasonable reliable 604-715-2071 COASTAL RESTORATION. Stucco, int & ext painting, leak repairs. 20 yrs exp. 604-789-3492 J. PEARCE STUCCO CONTRACTING. 604-761-6079


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

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



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

1979 MGB. Limited edition - #2 of 250. Overdrive. Collector’s plates. 134,440 km. S.S. exhaust. New tires. $9,950 obo. 604-928-1460

1996 CAMARO Z28 auto; LT1 -300 HP; 131kms! $8888. local; T-tops; leather; Orig -- NO mods! bone stock. 604-727-3111 Auto Depot 1397 Welch NVan #10578 1985 MERCEDES 500 SEL, V8 , 4 dr, heat lthr frnt/rear, s/roof, grt cond, recent work, RARE must sell $3000. 604-910-1139

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

Any project,


1993 PONTIAC Sunbird LE, burgundy, 4dr, 113K, garage kept, 1 owner, exc cond, a/c, aircared, $1888, 604-876-0083 (Van)

1980 MGB 120k, new carb, soft top & carpet. Garage kept. $3,500 604-802-1548.

Window Cleaning

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

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

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

Tree Services

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

Serving the Lower Mainland since 1988

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

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



Dead Bodies” 604.220.JUNK (5865)

1968 THUNDERBIRD 429 quadra


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

• 95% Recycle Rate • No Landfills EVER

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

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

2001 Ford Mustang BULLITT 85,000 Km’s, extra mods done, $13,000 OBO. 604 788-1079

1986 CHRYSLER TC Woody Wagon, 1 owner, exc condition. $2500 firm. 604-534-2997 1987 ROLLS ROYCE Silver Cloud, Blue, 1 owner, low miles, LIKE NEW, Asking $32,000. Langley. Ralph. 778-988-2055


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

2008 CHRYSLER 300 Touring $11,900. (604) 835-7655 Clearwaybc,ca # 8291 2008 CHRYSLER Sebring Convertible. Grey interior/grey exterior. Loaded, priced to sell. $11,900. Please call Richard, 778-222-1040 or 604-454-4000. 2009 PONTIAC Vibe big selection of Vibes $11,895, #42041 1-888-861-3841,dealer #8214, Eagle Ridge GM

2005 CHRYSLER 300C, Stk #586951, $13,995,, D#7855, Call MJ Gallacher 604-619-2231

2010 DODGE Charger black. 66K, bal 1yr wrty, 22inch chrome rims, $16,500 obo 778-241-8000 2005 CHRYSLER Sebring, 77,500 km, good cond, priced to sell $4,500 Call Jay 604-273-3353

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

2006 DODGE MAGNUM, Custom Flames Paint & 22' Wheels, Stk# 587651, $14,995., D#7855. Call MJ Gallacher 604-619-2231

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

2007 Ford Mustang GT Convertible fully loaded, automatic, 140,000km, local. $17,000. (604) 721-8411. 3094 Westwood St, Port Coq 604 945-4999. 2925 Murray St, Port Moody 604 461-7995.

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

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


Luxury Cars

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

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

2001 Chrysler Sebring LXI Coupe Automatic w/ manual mode 108,000 kms, rare, ruby red pearl coat, 3.0 ltr V6, fully loaded, leather, 4 stack CD, Infinity Speaker system, 2007 DODGE Hemi Magnum; local; V8; NAVI; 70kms; Spotless; $15,888 Auto Depot, 1397 Welch, NVan 604-727-3111 d#10758

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2011 CHEVY Impala $189 lease or $13,995, 48/mo lease, $5,500 dn, TP $13,606, 4.9%, #4229. 1-888-451-4336 Dlr #8214. Eagle Ridge GM. 2011 CHEVY Malibu $275 lease or $15,995, 48/m lease, $2000 dn, TP, $15,472, 4.9%, #4139. 1-888-451-4336. Eagle Ridge GM. Dlr #8214

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

1988 CADILLAC Fleetwood Bougham d’Elegance; 82km,! garage 22 yrs, as new enjoy! Auto Depot 1397 Welch, NVan, 604-727-3111 #10578

2004 CHEVY Impala excl cond with a/c, dual air, 73,000kms, 32 mpg on highway, tow pkg incl. $5800 obo. 604-792-0530 Chwk

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

2007 FORD EDGE SEL, AWD, 6 speed auto, A/C, C/D, cruise, very nice AWD! $25,243. DL#5401. Call 604-584-7411

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604.722.3600 Canam Roofing 778-881-1417 Residential roofing, new, reroofing & repairs. Peace of mind warranty.

2005 CHEVY Cobalt LS, $7,995. P/W, P/L, AC, Alloys, S/Roof, New Tires, Auto, Local, All Service Records, 92 kms. 604-522-8889

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

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

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

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


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1964 FORD FALCON 289, auto, 2 door, hardtop, totally restored, $9,500. Call 604-585-2397

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

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

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

1989 JAGUAR XJS coupe, V12 159 K, pristine cond $7,950 obo. Priv sale, call Bob 604-986-8516

Collectibles & Classics

Student Works

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

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Disposal & Recycling


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

1988 ROLLS-ROYCE, only 26,000 km, books/records, collector plate eligible, as new. $30,000. 604-987-3876. D24627




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Collectibles & Classics


Auto Finance


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


O.A.C. DL#61030

HOME RENOVATIONS Addition’s, Basement, Finishing, Carpentry, Engineered Wood, Stairs, Sundeck, Landscaping Retaining Walls, Steel Stud Framing, Int. & Ext. Painting.

Rubbish Removal


HOME ADVANTAGE Contracting Ltd


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

2004 CHRYSLER Crossfire by Mercedes, blk, loaded, immac, 53K, $14,900, 604 723-5288 2008 CHEVROLET Malibu big selection of pre-owned Malibus $8,840 #40971 1-888-861- 3841 Dlr #8214 Eagle Ridge GM

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

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

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Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

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.

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

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

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

Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes


2006 BMW X3 2.5i Auto, 117,000 kms, AWD, Premium Pkg, $17,000 negotiable, Phone 604-760-3390


Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

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

2010 DODGE RAM 1500 SPORT, Stk# 587710, $33,995, D#7855, Call MJ Gallacher 604-619-2231 2006 FORD Ranger 4x4 Sport; V6 auto; SuperCab; $9999. 1 yr Warr local; A/C; liner; low kms! 5-pass. D10578 Auto Depot, 1397 Welch, NVan 604-727-3111

1988 CHEVY Silverado, auto, pb, pw, air, towing package, excellent cond, 6 mths away collectors plate. $4900. 604-924-1511


Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

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

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

2007 YAMAHA V-twin Roadliner; custom seat; w/shield; Big Bags; 1854cc, 14KMS! Sale $9999 Auto Depot, 1397 Welch NVan, 64-727-3111 D #10578

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

Parts & Accessories

Engine 302 New, rebuilt, never used since rebuilt, $500 obo. Ford custom wheels, new tires (4), $500 obo. 604-767-4086 GREY CANOPY, 3 sliders, fits Ford p/ups 1988 to 1994 models. Gd cond $375obo. 604-581-6511

2010 LEXUS RX350 Touring pkg, nav & backup camera, 1owner, local, no acc, silver, grey int, 41K, $41,500 604-999-9093

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


Sports & Imports

2002 TOYOTA Highlander ’Limited’ V6; leather; sunroof; $10,888. Incl,Warranty, D#10578 Auto Depot, 1397 Welch, NVan, 604-727-3111

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:

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

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

2008 FORD Escape XLT $16,995, p/w, p/l, a/c, cd. Alloys, 87kms, 2 to choose from. 0 down $181 bi-weekly 60 months O.A.C. 604-522-8889

1984 CORVETTE 383 stroker auto hard top - soft top Stainless exhaust $6,995 Ph 604-795-9967


Sports & Imports

2012 DODGE JOURNEY, Stk #587850, $24,995,, D#7855, Call MJ Gallacher 604-619-2231

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

2012 LEXUS RX350 demo; 3kms; $53,500. Luxury SUV; navi; 19' 6-yr Warranty.#10578 Auto Depot, 1397 Welch, NVan, 604-727-3111

2004 FORD F350 super duty Lariat, diesel, ext cab, long box, f/loaded, leather, new tires, brakes, rotors, windshield, K & D hi flow air, ext wrty-1yr left, 82,600km, $26,000, 604-339-9427, aft 5pm 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.

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

1997 VOLVO 850 Sport Wagon; AWD; 5-cyl; 5-sp; lthr; $4,450. Roomy; Car comfort - SUV abilities; 1 yr warr. Auto Depot 1397 Welch NVan, 604-727-3111. D#10578

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.

1991 JAGUAR XJ6; 138kms! local; ALL records; 6cyl; $4880. Inc. Warranty, D#$10578 Auto Depot, 1397 Welch, NVan, 604-727-3111

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

1998 ACURA Integra, 5 spd. Alpine MP3 & CD, A/c til 2014, s/r, a/c 195K, $4200 604-719-4703 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

1992 BMW 325 i Auto 87,000 km, one lady owner, exc cond, $7,500. 778-8298663

1994 AUDI Cabrio V6; Sportyconvert; $8888. One yr. Warranty; Rare & Stylish! D#10578 Auto Depot, 1397 Welch NVan, 604-727-3111 1994 MERCEDES C280, 85K, grey, fully loaded, extras, exc cond, $10K obo, Ladner 604-940-6460

1999 TOYOTA Camry 'LE' local; sunroof; pwr roof/seat/windows; 4-cyl auto, $4,888. Warr, ALL records! Auto Depot, 1397 Welch NVan, 604-727-3111 D#10578

2006 HYUNDAI TIBURON SE. 103K km. Leather, mint, sunroof, a/c, CD, alarm. 2.0 L, 4 cyl. No accid. $9600. 604-839-6253 2000 VOLVO V70 Sport wagon $4,450. lthr,1 yr Warr alloys; foldflat seats; 5 cyl auto, safe/compact Auto Depot, 1397 Welch NVan, 604-727-3111 D# 10578 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

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

1995 MERCEDES S 500 COUPE, Stk# 100462, $15,995,, D#7855, Call MJ Gallacher 604-619-2231

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

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

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

2002 INFINITY I35 4 dr auto, Luxury model, 1 owner, loaded, exc cond. Moving must sell. $7,800 obo. Sry 604-541-0018 2011 Dodge Ram 3500 LOW KMs, DIESEL $42,990. (604) 780-2696,

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

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

2002 HONDA Civic 'SI' cpe 4-cyl, 5-sp, A/cond; S/roof; 138kms! 1-yr Warr, local, NO accid, clean! $7,450. D#10578 Auto Depot 1397 Welch NVan, 604-727-3111 2012 LEXUS RX350, V6, full loaded, 6/mo, no accidents, navi, rear camera, top model, 6 yr wrty, $52,800, obo, 604-925-3111

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

1998 ACCORD, red, 2 dr coupe, exc cond, 112,000km, auto, sport pack, $6700 firm, 778-862-1964

2008 FORD Pickup Lariat, 49,000km, loaded + +, $45,500 Must Sell! 604-313-2763 2003 FORD F250 4x4 XL $8500 obo, 187,000 km, auto, 604-323-3662 or 604-315-9384

2002 MAXIMA 'SE' Nissan’s Best! $7,450. V6; 6-sp; lthr; 114 km! New tires, local; NO cccid, Lease/Buy D#10578 AUTO Depot 1397 Welch NVan, 604-727-3111

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

1987 HONDA Accord, 4 dr, auto, 1 owner, 216,000km $850 all papers, will aircare 604-467-2868

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

2008 FORD F-150 Supercab, 4x4, auto, A/C, low kms! $23,588. DL# 5401. Call 604-584-7411

1997 ACURA TL, 3.2, 190K, 4dr, sunrf, srs/abs, exc cond, loaded $4900, 604-984-4229

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1991 MERCEDES BENZ 300C. Auto, new tires. 110,000 km. Runs well! $8,700. 604-786-6495

2007 INFINITI FX-35 luxury V6 auto, lthr, new tires; 1 owner $22,888. local; luxury 86kms! lease/ buy Auto Depot 1397 Welch, NVan, 604-727-3111 D# 10578

2006 MERCEDES e350 4matic $16,885 (North Van) Black on black leather int. 3.5L V6 4Matic AWD, Auto, Tiptronic trans. Traction Control, Anti-lock Brakes, All Passenger Surround Air-bags, Vehicle Stability Control System, Electronic Brake Assistance, Power Mirrors, Power s/r, tilt, cruise, heated Seats, power Adjust Memory Leather, all power, Security System, Dual Climate Controls, Navigation, DVD, CD, Xenon Headlights, Genuine Wood Trim. IMMACULATE! 604-921-1331

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

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

2008 HARLEY D, Sportster, 1200low, 4400km, cost $14K, ask $10K, 604-847-9353 Chill aft 5pm 2010 TRIUMPH American Motorcycle, 900 cc, never driven, $8700. 604-533-4962 morn/eve

2010 FORD Escape XLS, only 10,807 kms, auto, very nicely equipped. Must See! $24,188. DL#5401. Call 604-584-7411

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

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

2002 GMC Yukon XL Denali, auto, leather, running boards, roof rack, $15,988. DL#5401. Call 604-584-7411

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

2011 CHEVY Silverado 2500 4wd diesel, auto, loaded $43,995 #42251, 1-888-861-3841 Eagle Ridge GM, dealer #8214 2007 BUICK Rendezvous CX, auto, A/C, C/D, keyless, great value! $10,973. DL#5401. Call 604-584-7411

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

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

9160 2010 GMC Sierra crew, 4wd, fully loaded trucks. $24,995 #3923. 1-888-861-3841. Dlr #8214 . Eagle Ridge GM.

1995 CHEVY Silverado 1500, diesel, blk, aircared, 5 seats, good cond, $3,850. 778 863-4449

1997 FORD F-150, ext cab 4x4, immaculate condition, 240,000 km’s, never been in accident. $6000. Phone 604-876-2329

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2006 DODGE RAM 1500 Quad 4x4, auto, only 69,060 kms, 5.7L, V-8, priced to move! $16,528. DL#5401. Call 604-584-7411

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

1991 DODGE Ram 50, Mitsubishi motor. Body in gd shape has canopy needs clutch $350 obo. 604-796-0302

2009 GMC Sierra 1500 Cab, auto, only 37, 976 traction control, very $20,841. DL#5401. 604-584-7411

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

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

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

2004 KAWASAKI Vulcan Nomad 1500cc, Vance/Hines pipes, lots of chrome, heated storage, service records, 30,000 miles, new tires/clutch, lots of extra gear, $7500 firm. 604-761-7491

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


2005 JAGUAR S Type, 3L V6, 78,000 km, new brakes, loaded, $13500 604-329-9933

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







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

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

2008 V-W convert; EOS top-line Luxury; local BC car; 4-cyl 5-spd, loaded $20,888. # D10578 Auto Depot 1397 Welch NVan, 604-727-3111



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2011 TOYOTA Venza Luxury/ leather/sunroof. $29,988 #4245 1-888-861-3841. Dlr #8214. Eagle Ridge GM.

2006 VOLVO S40, T5, 39,800km, f/loaded, incls 4 snow tires, $16,500, (NVan) 604-988-8341

2007 BMW 328xi, leather heated seats, loaded! $25,722. DL#5401. Call 604-584-7411

2007 FORD MUSTANG GT, fully loaded 22,000 kms, $29,500. 604-721-4228

2007 HONDA Accord EX-L cpe; 4cyl, 5-sp, lthr, s/roof; 82kms! $12,500 local 1 owner, Warr incl. Lease or Buy? Auto Depot 1397 Welch NVan 604-727-3111 D10578 2007 KIA Rio 5, 5 dr, blk, 5sp, 1 owner, 72K, exc cond, incls winter tires, $7500 obo, 604-603-2548

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

KIA MAGENTIS 2008 LX V6 auto 185 hp - 20,300 km. Only $11,900. Chwk 604-847-3297 2008 HONDA Accord EX, $14,995, P/W, P/L, AC, CD, S/Roof, Like New Alloys, Local, Blk/Blk, Easy Finance 60 months, 604-522-8889

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

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

2007 LEXUS ES350 silver, grey int, 28,900 km, 1 owner, local no accid, $26,900 604-999-9093 2008 Honda Civic Hybrid Auto 30,000kms.1owner;no accidents $14,200. 604-522-3392

2007 MAZDA CX-7 Luxury Crossover; 4-cyl; leather; Sunroof; $15,888 Auto Depot, 1397 Welch, NVan, 604-727-3111 D# 10578

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

NEED CHEAP AUTOBODY ? 604-341-7738

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

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

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

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1988 CHEV 20 work van, 3/4 ton, Aircared, original owner, good running order $1995 obo 604-986-2430 2002 SIENNA 4DR LE gray $ 8,888 #2299506 WWW.KEYWESTFORD.COM 1-866-549-8503 301 Stewardson Way, New Westminister

2007 MINI Cooper Hatchback, manual, low kms, lots of fun! $16,535. DL# 5401. Call 604-584-7411 2008 SMART convert $11,888. 64kms; lthr; heated seats; pwr top; local; 1yr Warr, Passion, top model; Lease or Buy; 604-727-3111 Auto Depot 1397 Welch NVan #10578

2007 TOYOTA Solara XLE convertible; 21KMS! All features; Toyota Quality! Auto Depot, 1397 Welch NVan, 604-727-3111 D#10578

2007 TOYOTA Yaris, 4-door; 5speed; $7,750. local; Economy & Toyota Reliability! D# 10578, Auto Depot, 1397 Welch, NVan, 604-727-3111

2007 TOYOTA Yaris Sedan, $8,995, P/W, P/L, AC, CD, Alloys, 124 kms, 0 Down, $99 Bi-Weekly O.A.C. 604-522-8889

2009 MERCEDES SLK35 ROADSTER, Stk# 100191 $37,995,, D#7855, Call MJ Gallacher 604-619-2231

2009 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE/ BUG 35,500kms, automatic, fully loaded, sunroof mfgr., warranty car proof available, $19,000 serious buyers please, Call 604-836-1014. 2010 VW Jetta auto/air/loaded/CD. $15,995 #3724 1-888-861-3841. Dlr #8214, Eagle Ridge GM. 2011 HYUNDAI ACCENT GL 4 dr, loaded. 25,500 km. $11,600. Exc cond. 1-604-793-5520 (5961)

2011 HYUNDAI SONATA LTD, with Navi, Stk# 587641, $24,995,, D#7855, Call MJ Gallacher 604-619-2231

2007 YARIS 4DR SDN AUTO pw pl green $7,888 #2791785 WWW.KEYWESTFORD.COM 1-866-549-8503 301 Stewardson Way, New Westminister 2008 MERCEDES ML350 leather/sunroof/nav. $32,995 . #3864. 1-888-861-3841. Eagle Ridge GM. Dlr#8214

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

2011 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY, Stk# 587920, $31,995., D#7855. Call MJ Gallacher 604-619-2231 2011 DODGE Caravan, stow n go/media centre/loaded. $18,995 #4251. 1-888-861-3841. Dlr #8214. Eagle Ridge GM.

2012 SPRINGDALE 232RB, sleeps 6. $16,349. #ST122321. 604-835-4036.

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

2005 27' Zepplin Trailer, light weight, slide, a/c, sleeps 6, full bath, new awning, stored indrs exc cd. $13,950. 604-533-8744

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

26 FT Columbia, 3rd owner 22 years. Surveyed & CG certified, 113K upgrades No extra taxes. Excel cond $8500. 604-921-7907

2011 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN, Stk# 587910, $22,995,, D#7855. Call MJ Gallacher 604-619-2231

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


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


1994 PALOMINO TENT TRAILER, very light 1200 lbs, clean, no mould, stored in garage. $3600. 604-466-9214

1994 SPECIAL Edition Travelaire 5th whl, 26.5, generator, lam flrs, $6000 obo (Abbot) 604-504-0408


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

2006 GEORGETOWN XL, 35’ 9', 3 slides, V10, 20k miles, tow car avail, $61,000 604-948-5048

2006 WILDERNESS, 260RL, stove & shower never used, queen bd/super slide, $16.5K, 604-476-1150, 604-626-8232

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

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

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

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

12’ LUND Aluminum boat, 8 horse Yamaha motor & 4x8 box trailer. $2,500. 604-534-2196 1995 RIALTA Winnobago, 78K $20,000 obo, call afternoons, 1000 trails avail, 604 943-3423

1974 TOLLY w/command bridge, 26’ long, runs well, stove, head, dinette, fridge, sleeps 4, a beauty incls moorage at Horseshoe Bay $9,000, call 604-986-0731

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

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

2003 KIA Sedona EX 2tone silver /grey, 3.5ltr,auto, pw/ps, am/fm, cd, 5dr, 7pass, cloth seats, roof rack, 171K, $4900 604-820-0486

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2008 NASH 25’ 5th whl, q bed, rear kitchen, 1 slide $19,500. Ph 604-792-2201 Chilliwack 2004 CHEV Express 8 pass nr new tires, v8 auto, 188,285km good cond $12,000. 604-856-7455 CHEVY UPLANDER 2005. V-6, auto, 7 pass., grey, A/C, power locks & windows, cruise, tilt, 93K km. Runs very well. $6,400. 604-241-2530 or 604-375-2570

1982 COMMANDER excellent. condition Bowen Island, $18,000 604-947-92140 1986 RENNELL, 6 cycle mercury, 9.94 cycle Yamaha, after 1 yr not used, not perfect, $1400 obo, 604-462-1540

2006 DODGE Sprinter, 2500 hc. Financing available. 1-888-861-3841. Dlr #8214. Eagle Ridge GM. 2007 DODGE Sprinter 3500 Cube. Financing Available. 1-888-861-3841. Dlr #8214 Eagle Ridge GM.

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

NEW PASSPORT 199ML Ultralite, $19,095. #PT111991. 604-835-4036.

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

2002 WINNEBAGO Sunova, fiberglass roof, 51,400 kms, kitchen slide, awning, tow bar incl, 4K gen, $42,000. 604-943-2583 2003 NEWMAR Dutch Star, 3 slides, 39’, 65,000mi, full paint freight liner Chassis, 330 Cat engine. Computer desk, solid desk oak cabinets. $88,900. Ph 604-846-5046 Chwk

2008 PONTIAC Montana SV6 Ext big selection of used vans $8,995 #37131 1-888-861-3841 Dlr #8214 Eagle Ridge GM

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

2 Pre Owned 1985 double wide. To view see Brookswood Homes Ltd. 3229 200th Street, Langley, BC. 604 530-9566

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

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 2011 NISSAN ALTIMA 2.5 S, Stk# 87600, $18,995,, D#7855, Call MJ Gallacher 604-619-2231

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

2010 CHRYSLER Town & Country ultimate luxury vans, $17,995 #4209. 1-888-861-3841. Dlr #8214. Eagle Ridge GM.

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

2003 FORD Windstar Van, 53km, silver, like new $4000. Call 604-926-0308 2007 PT CRUISER. Hot deal! Auto, low kms, very clean. Cream exterior, grey interior. A/C. Mag wheels. Spoiler. Aircared. Rear wiper. $5,995 obo. 778-242-2018

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

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HEAVY DUTY utility trlr steel, 2 ft sides, tie rails & 4 stake pockets. As New $995 obo 778-552-5171 2008 LEXUS IS250 AWD V6; NAVI; new tires; 77km; Bal 6-yr warr; Loaded Zenon; $29,888. Auto Depot 1397 Welch NVan 604-727-3111 #10578

2009 FORD E-250 Cargo Van, auto, A/C, V-8, only 48,983 kms! $19,988. DL# 5401. Call 604-584-7411

19FT SEARAY, 165 merc inboard, w/trailer, runs awesome, $6000 obo. 604-817-9004

2004 PLEASUREWAY Plateau M/H, Mercedes Benz diesel, Mi. 61,588K, Immac cond & loaded. $54,900. Ph 1-604-220-5005 2011 JAYCO Flight trailer. Loaded! Sleeps 6. Used for only 2 weeks - like new! $22,900. 604-464-1385 or 604-944-8086

NEW PASSPORT 245RB Ultralite $20,500. #PT102451. 604-835-4036.

2009 OPEN Range 28ft 5th wheel 3 slides, k/island, winter pkg, hitch. $33,000. 604-591-3868 NEW TAMARACK Trail 721FBS Litewt, $21,300. #TT11721. 604-835-4036.

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

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Last week I dusted off one of my other cycling hats and went to join a girls-only skills clinic at the Burnaby Mountain Bike Park to brush up my very rusty downhill skills. It was a tremendously fun evening; there were a wide range of abilities (most much better than me) in the group, but everyone was super supportive and our coaches Steph and Jenn couldn’t have been more patient and encouraging. I came away delighted with the new skills I’d learned and stoked to go out and practice before the next session. So what does a downhill skills clinic have to do with urban cycling? Well, it was my first experience of a Vancouver Meetup. I found (http://www. by accident over the winter, while looking for potential backcountry skiing partners. Even though it was completely out of season, I couldn’t help but notice just how many cycling groups there were on the site. It struck me at the time that this would be a fantastic site to check out if you were new in town, or new to cycling, and wanted to find some friends to ride with or get to know some new routes. For me, for example, there’s no shortage of like-minded friends to call on when it’s time for a long, fast road ride or an after-work cruise along the seawall, but I only have one friend who rides downhill and he’s a) out of town a lot and b) very much better than I am. So when I was hunting for some rides


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where I could start building my very limited skillset and getting to know some testing but not-too-gnarly trails, the Vancouver Mountain Bike Meetup Group seemed like a great place to start. There are rides for all kinds of cyclists here. Want to get into road riding, but worried about the pace and pressure riding with an established club? Try My Group Ride or the MEC Meetup Ride, both of which have a strict no-drop policy so that no rider gets left behind. Want a group for all kinds of bikes and all kinds of riders, where you can pick from faster-paced rides or leisurely cruises? Try The Vancouver Bicycle Meetup Group, sywhere rides range from hill climbs at SFU to family-friendly spins around the seawall (tandems and children welcome!) As well as groups for specific types of cycling there are dedicated groups for cyclists in different parts of the Lower Mainland, including Vancouver, Surrey, and New West. If none of these options appeal, why not register as an organizer and start your own cycling meetup with its own unique theme? If you’ve been looking for new friends to ride with, want to try out a different kind of cycling, or would simply like someone who knows their way around to introduce you to new riding routes, there’s a Meetup group for you. Many of the rides will also include a postride coffee, beer or lunch so that you can get to know your new cycling friends better. What better way to expand your cycling horizons this summer? Kay Cahill is a cyclist and librarian who believes bikes are for life, not just for commuting. Read more at www., or send a comment to




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Solid Durango can’t dodge that average feeling more spirited, but isn’t worth the trade-off in fuel efficiency. On the road, the Durango is confident, stable, and not too bulky (despite its size), with predictable handing and decent road feedback. Ride quality is generally good, but there’s noticeable vibration at highway speeds. Rear-wheel drive is available in the U.S., but every Canadian Durango comes with standard allwheel drive. That drops the towing power a bit, but the Durango still posts best-in-class numbers in this category: 2,812kg with the V6 and 3,266kg with the V8. Environment Seven seats come as standard equipment, and for 2012 the Durango adds the option of two captain’s chairs in the second row, converting it to a six-seater. Unfortunately, the front seats are overly wide and firm, offering minimal lateral support, and the optional second-row seats likely won’t fare any better. The interior space seems a bit smaller than expected, but the cabin has useful space all around. Cargo space is a bit of a concern, as the third-row seats take up a lot of space and—as is the case with many seven-passenger vehicles—go almost all the way to the back. Fold the seats away and the cargo space becomes merely acceptable. The interior is otherwise well designed and functional. Features Ranging in price from $37,995 to $50,295, the Durango comes in SXT, Crew Plus, R/T, and Citadel trims. The V8 engine is only available with the R/T. Standard equipment on the base SXT includes ABS, traction control, cruise control, dual-zone automatic air conditioning, fog lights, compass, exterior temperature gauge, tilt/telescope steering, six-speaker CD stereo and front/ side/side-curtain airbags. Continued on next page

davidchao This is a tough market, with so many first class vehicles now running around. In this sea of many mid-size and full-size SUVs, more and more vehicles are beginning to feel kind of “average” even though they may perform well in most attributes. This describes the 2012 Dodge Durango in a nutshell. You might appreciate the smooth lines of its exterior and the still-cool crosshairs grille, and if you need seven seats and fantastic towing power it’s probably the best vehicle on the market. But other than that, it doesn’t stand out from the crowd as much as Dodge might hope. That’s unfortunate, because the current Durango is a definite improvement over the previous model, which was retired in 2009 when Chrysler closed its Newark assembly plant. Abandoning its truck-based roots, the third-generation SUV now shares its unibody platform with the Jeep Grand Cherokee, inheriting DNA from the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class SUV. As a result, the Durango is more in line with the tastes of today’s consumers, the vast majority of whom are looking for a car-like SUV for on-road adventures. With better styling, materials, and build quality—a common theme for the revitalized Dodge brand—the Durango addresses the biggest concerns of its predecessor. As such, there’s no particular area where it comes up

Instead of appearing like it wants to be a monster truck, the new Durango comes across as the family vehicle it’s meant to be. lacking. What this means is that the Durango is a solid vehicle, but may have trouble getting attention in this fiercely competitive market. So what is it that makes you want to like the Durango? It’s the potential. It has all the elements of a good SUV and it perhaps just need a bit of “oomph” to stand out, though I admit that the R/T model with Hemi engine comes darn close to offering something special. Design The exterior design work is solid and very pleasing to the eye. Like other new Dodges, the overdone bulges of the past have been replaced with smoother curves that show off the SUV’s balanced proportions, making this a vehi-

cle of which the designers can be rightfully proud. Compared to the second-generation Durango, this one is far less massive and imposing—and that’s a good thing. Instead of appearing like it wants to be a monster truck, the new Durango comes across as the family vehicle it’s meant to be. Inside, there’s both good and bad news. The cabin is hugely improved and much more contemporary, with a simple, no-nonsense style and a tall dashboard that suits the SUV. However, the ongoing parts-sharing with other Dodge vehicles remains obvious, preventing the Durango from developing its own personality. When it comes to build quality, the Durango puts its best foot

forward. Though the base model remains a bit too plasticky, upper trims feature some of the better materials you’ll find in this class of vehicle. Performance Most Durangos are powered by a 3.6L V6 with 290-hp and 260 lbft of torque, equipped with a fivespeed automatic. The R/T model gains a 5.7L HEMI V8 with 360hp and 390 lb-ft of torque, as well as a six-speed automatic. Shared with the Grand Cherokee, the V6 is an excellent engine that generates 38 per cent more horsepower and 11 per cent more torque than the engine it replaced in the previous Jeep. However, while there’s lots of power available, the heavy SUV feels sluggish off the line. The V8 is obviously



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Competitors include Ford Explorer, Nissan Pathfinder, Toyota 4Runner Continued from page 49 Additional features, available as options or on higher trims, include an auto-levelling suspension, remote starter, power liftgate, sunroof, rain-sensing wipers, distance-pacing cruise control, blind-spot sensors, parking sensors, power-adjustable front seats, heated seats, second-row captain’s chairs, nine-speaker audio,and GPS navigation. Fuel efficiency for the V6 is rated at 13.0L/100km in the city and 8.8L/100km on the highway. Thumbs up Excellent exterior design; improved interior; predictable handling; fantastic towing capacity. Thumbs down Some minor annoyances. The bottom line A solid SUV in need of a few tweaks and a standout feature. Competitors: • Ford Explorer Redesigned for 2011, the Explorer starts at $29,999 and comes with a turbocharged 3.5L V6 producing 290-hp and 255 lb-ft of torque.

Seven seats come as standard equipment, and for 2012 the Durango adds the option of two captain’s chairs in the second row, converting it to a six-seater. With a daring new design and unibody construction, the current Explorer represents a significant departure from its boxy, trucklike predecessors. • Nissan Pathfinder The $37,998 Pathfinder is powered by a 4.0L V6 with 266-hp and 288 lb-ft of torque. It was briefly sold with a 5.6L V8 borrowed from the Titan pickup, but

Nissan has since dropped the option. Updated last year with a more rounded front end that softens its boxy, upright styling, the Pathfinder continues to play the role of tough, offroad-capable SUV, leaving the flash and style to its Murano sibling. • Toyota 4Runner $36,935 is the price for a 4Runner, powered by a 4.0L







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