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New Virtual Stage interactive play requires the use of smartphones and GPS

Zombie-themed events catching on like the plague Andrew Fleming Contributing writer

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gt. William Sullivan looks nervous as he addresses the camera. A spokesperson for the Department of National Defence, he’s been tasked with delivering an urgent message to Canadians about a new virus first spotted in Japan that has now invaded our own soil. He explains that exposure to the highly contagious virus is not only fatal but, even worse, only fatal temporarily. “Due to some residual brain function which we’ve been unable to identify, the body of the deceased reanimates,” he says, his voice rising, in the recently shot video. “The resultant walking corpses are extremely dangerous. They are violent and seem to have acquired a taste for human flesh!” Fortunately for us, Sgt. Sullivan is an actor named Raphael Kepinski wearing a soldier’s uniform, and the footage part of an online teaser for a new interactive theatre experience called The Zombie Syndrome rather than a particularly grim public service announcement. The site-specific play is the latest offering from The Virtual Stage, an innovative local theatre company gaining a reputation for mixing digital technology into live performances. While most plays require you to turn

Makeup artist Lanny Brown applies some finishing touches to make actor Matt Ollson look sufphoto Dan Toulgoet ficiently unlifelike before a rehearsal of The Zombie Syndrome. off your phone before a show begins, this one needs you to instead keep it on and use its GPS app to follow clues while racing around the city trying to find a missing scientist’s cure for the plague. The Zombie Syndrome’s playwright and director, Andy Thompson, says it’s unlike

any show the city has ever seen. “The audience has to go around in a scavenger hunt type sense and follow the trail of clues that this mad doctor has put forward to make sure only the right people have access to his laboratory,” he told the Courier over coffee at a Commercial Drive

cafe. “The audience is really the lead role of the show, kind of like a first-person shooter video game.” Thompson was careful not to spill his guts regarding details of the show, but admitted staging a zombie apocalypse in public settings presented some unique artistic challenges. “I have had quite a remarkable journey dealing with a variety of stakeholders, including the Vancouver Police Department. I originally wanted there to be zombie-killing in the streets but, in getting my special events permit, I had to go through a police department representative and there was a concern—and a completely valid one—that people would be upset. When I was talking with him, I was jokingly but also quite literally commenting that he was functioning as dramaturg because I couldn’t do what I wanted to do. For example, there was a scene where a skateboarder kills a zombie with a skateboard in an alley and he said, ‘You just can’t do that.’” The Studio 58 graduate is not a horror buff, but found himself drawn to zombie culture for its unique potential to blend tragedy and comedy. “They are very terrifying, yes, but also completely implausible. There is always an element of ‘oh my god, this is so ridiculous’ but also it is so horrible at the same time, like some sort of comedic horror mashup.” Continued on page 5

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Zombies contributed more than $5 billion to last year’s economy

Continued from page 4 Thompson says the show, which runs several times a day until the end of the month at an undisclosed location, will combine indoor and outdoor locations while providing audience members with a rare opportunity to feel they’ve saved the world “It’s simply about making people think and having a lot of fun in the midst of a zombie apocalypse.”

deal with societal breakdown, famine, disease, chaos in the streets, but as long as the catalyst for all of them is zombies, you can still sleep.” A fear of the living dead fits with a lot of our current legitimate concerns, including the fear of epidemic diseases such as SARS or swine flu, military-industrial complex skullduggery, global warming and/or the basic helplessness of governments to solve anything. It also arguably speaks to some of our more base desires, including having something to put a bit of excitement back into our day-to-day lives and providing a guilt-free outlet for homicidal impulses.

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he tagline for George Romero’s classic 1978 horror film Dawn of the Dead claimed: “When there’s no more room in hell, the dead will walk the earth.” Things must be overcrowded down there lately as zombies are everywhere. A study by 24/7 Wall St., a financial news website, found the zombie genre culture pumped more than $5 billion into the global economy last year alone and now goes far beyond movie ticket sales. The ambulatory undead have seemingly won peoples’ hearts and minds by, well, devouring peoples’ hearts and minds (or any other available body part) and through sheer force of numbers have become a part of the 21stcentury zeitgeist that refuses to lay down and die. Nearly 11 million pairs of eyeballs watched the season pre-

Director Andy Thompson (in front) offers actors some advice on how to play dead. miere of The Walking Dead last Sunday night while the latest version of the video game Resident Evil shipped roughly four million copies in only its first two weeks on the market. A production of Michael Jackson’s classic Thriller video is making its way to Broadway while an ongoing Marvel comics storyline features zombified versions of the likes of Captain America, Iron Man, Wolverine and even formerly friendly neighbourhood

Spider-Man chowing down on supervillains and fellow superheroes alike. Even highbrow literature isn’t immune, with Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, “the Classic Regency Romance—now with Ultraviolent Zombie Mayhem,” spending months on top of international bestseller lists. They’ve even invaded the lexicon; we regularly now hear about zombie computers and zombie banks, and some people believe the current bleak

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global economy is partly to blame for the fascination with them. Max Brooks, the bestselling author of World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War, sums it up this way on his website: “We are living in times of apocalyptic anxiety and we need a vessel in which to coalesce those anxieties. I think they reflect our very real anxieties of these crazy scary times. A zombie story gives people a fictional lens to see the real problems of the world. You can

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hile the Twilight vampire movies were primarily filmed in the Lower Mainland, local residents themselves seem to have far more appetite for zombies as their preferred creature with an infectious bite, and The Zombie Syndrome certainly isn’t the first time Vancouver’s streets were overrun with people pretending to be zombies. Heather McDermid, a marketing manager for the Vancouver New Music Festival, didn’t realize she was creating a monster when she organized the city’s very first Zombie Walk back in 2005. Continued on page 6

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Continued from page 5 “I was involved in one in Toronto, which was the first one in Canada, and I think maybe there were six or seven of us for the first time,” says McDermid. “I moved to Vancouver the year afterward and thought it would be fun to do it here, but I wasn’t really expecting as many people as ended up coming out. The original intent was so it would be kind of surprising and flash mob-style, plus doing it not near Halloween would make it kind of unexpected. My original reasons for doing it were more centred around community animation—no pun intended—and just having a fun, kind of off-the-cuff event.” Instead, about 400 zombie wannabes turned up to shamble through the city for the event’s debut and—not unlike the new fast-moving zombies seen in films such as 28 Days Later and the 2004 remake of Dawn of the Dead—the annual Zombie Walk shows no sign of slowing down. Vancouver is also becoming associated with the living dead in a number of other ways as well. The Rio Theatre’s annual Dead on Film zombie short film festival has sold out for the past three years of its existence, and local filmmakers have produced both the world’s first feature-length zombie-themed rom-com (Fido, directed by Andrew Currie and starring Burnaby’s Carrie-Anne Moss) and stoner buddy comedy (Thomas Newman’s Bong of the Dead). Vancouver is the headquarters of the makers behind the hugely popular Plants vs. Zombies free online game, and the city is also one of the settings for a new Microsoft Studios Xbox

Masked actors liven up paintball games at the Zombie Combat Zone. game called Deadlight. McDermid agrees with Brooks that part of the appeal of zombies likely has to do with living in such uncertain times. “One thing about zombies is you can map a whole lot of different things on to them. You can project the apocalypse, end-of-the-world thing or you can look at it from a corporate perspective where people do the day-to-day, daily grind kind of mindless zombies or you can look at the possibility of science getting out of control like in 28 Days Later. There are a lot of different facets you can project onto, so that probably helps with its wide appeal and make it such a part of the popular imagination.”

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eople who would rather kill zombies than be chased by or dress up as the undead now have that option as well at the new Zombie Combat Zone. Located at the end of a dirt road in south Surrey, the sprawling complex provides an opportunity to shoot down armour-clad zombies with paintball guns as part of a scripted storyline involving dozens of actors. Owner Ron McCall, a burly, biker-looking man with a long pointed beard, admits the level of demand there’s been since he opened up shop a few weeks ago surprised him. “I was expecting to maybe make enough money to make it through the winter and the next show and it has suddenly be-

come another career,” said McCall, a props master whose film credits include such straight-to-DVD splatter fests as Bloodsuckers, Yeti: Curse of the Snow Demon and the final installment of the Hellraiser franchise. He’s already seeing repeat customers and has began adding extra nights midweek instead of weekend-only shows. He believes the reason zombies have become such a pop culture phenomenon is they aren’t as far-fetched as we’d like to think. “It has something to do with they are the most humanistic of all the monsters. I think this is why it is so scary and why people are so attracted to things that scare them is because it could become real. There’s no chance you’re going to ever see a vampire or a mummy or Frankenstein or a werewolf, but this has a higher probability of becoming a real thing. Everybody knows there are a lot of things that are kept from us, so why not viral infections that could do something like this?” McCall adds he is currently in discussion with celebrity shock rocker and filmmaker Rob Zombie about expanding the business into other countries. “It’s really taken on a life of its own.” Tickets for The Zombie Syndrome are available at thevirtualstage.org and more information about how to mow down the undead with paintballs at zombiecombatzone.com. Meanwhile, the Center for Disease Control also offers some (hopefully) tongue-in-cheek tips on how to survive a zombie apocalypse at cdc.gov. courier.yvr@gmail.com Twitter: @flematic

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I happened to catch the Geoff Meggs vs. George Heyman tilt Monday night at the Holiday Inn on West Broadway. As regular readers/my Twitter posse/Courier website fans will know, I wrote about the meeting of the two men who would be the NDP’s candidate in Vancouver-Fairview earlier in the week. It was hardly a tilt, by the way. What I didn’t write about was an interlude during the debate by Paul Faoro, the vice-president of the Vancouver-Fairview riding. Yes, he’s the same Paul Faoro who leads Local 15 of CUPE. It was Faoro’s duty to rally the troops—that would be the 125 or so largely older folks gathered in a stuffy room at the hotel—to volunteer their time in the campaign to knock off current Liberal MLA Margaret MacDiarmid, who is the province’s health minister. Then came his second request. “I know you know what I’m going to say—we need money,” Faoro told the crowd. “We are going to get outspent by the B.C. Liberals.” In 2009, he said, the Liber-

CUPE Local 15 leader Paul Faoro asked NDP supporters at the Geoff Meggs/George Heyman debate Monday night photo Dan Toulgoet to open their wallets before handing out these envelopes to the crowd. als spent $145,000 in the riding to the NDP’s $107,000. “I believe, and our executive believes, that’s one of the reasons why we lost in 2009. We’re not going to have the big bankrolling corporate machine. So, my friends, I’m asking on behalf of Vancouver-Fairview that we need you to open up your wallets.” Every chair in the room had an envelope on it emblazoned with NDP leader Adrian Dix’s smiling

mug on it. “Yes! I want to help build a better British Columbia!” was written in bold type across it. Cheque, cash, credit card—whatever you have would be accepted, according to the details on the envelope. And hey, if you donated $400, that’s really $175 after a tax credit. While Faoro was making his pitch, volunteers circulated around the room with white buckets to collect the contributions.

“I’ll throw in a hundred bucks,” Faoro continued. “C’mon, is someone else prepared to throw in a hundred dollars?” A couple of people matched the offer. “We have no choice here, we need to do everything we can. Whatever you can do—if it’s simply volunteering, we’ll take your time.” Those listening to Faoro’s plea included a few familiar faces. Vision Vancouver Coun. Tony Tang

was there along with former Vision councillor George Chow and Mayor Gregor Robertson’s policy guy, Kevin Quinlan. Like others in the room, they were there to take in the only debate between Meggs and Heyman. Meggs, of course, is a Vision councillor and Heyman is the executive director of the Sierra Club of B.C. They’ll find out this Sunday—in the same room at the hotel—which one of them will be the riding’s candidate in the May 2013 election. Apparently, there are about 650 NDP members in the riding. Heyman told me he signed up about 160 members. Meggs would only say he signed up “quite a few.” Neither candidate expects all 650 members to show up Sunday. “A turnout of 50 per cent is considered pretty good,” Meggs said. As for raising cash in the riding, the union Faoro represents doesn’t seem to be shy of dollars, as previous contributions to civic campaigns show. Campaign disclosure documents filed at city hall for the 2011 election indicate Local 15 of CUPE donated $30,000 to Vision Vancouver. Heyman’s former employer, the B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union, where he was president for several years, gave $12,000 to Vision. Both those sums would fill a lot of white buckets. mhowell@vancourier.com Twitter: @Howellings

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For many of us in Canada, as we watch with morbid fascination the gong show grotesqueries of the current U.S. presidential election complete with its anonymous billionaire donors funding vicious attack ads, it’s tempting to feel a delicious sense of superiority and self-righteousness. We like to think Canadian democracy, for all its faults, has been spared the worst of the excesses unleashed by the notorious Citizens United decision by the Supreme Court’s rightwing jurists, a decision that pushes the always dubious category error that a corporation is a person to its final reduction ad absurdum and freshly justifies the cynical old slogan “One dollar, one vote.” But, as is so often the case when we are tempted by self-congratulatory and invidious comparisons between our dominion and the Excited States, the reality isn’t so simple. In fact, in Vancouver we live with a system of campaign finance that is almost as corrosive to real democracy as the worst of the Tea Party brew now being swilled by our American cousins. With no real regulatory limits in place, the 2011 civic election saw campaign expenditures expand like a glutton at an all-you-can-eat buffet, with Vision spending $2.2 million, the oddly named Non-Partisan Association splashing out $2.5 million and even the severely outspent COPE spending $361,000. In 2008, Vancouver civic parties spent $12.29 per potential backer, well over twice the comparable expenditure in Toronto. It’s hard to imagine a way in which all of this expenditure is good for city democracy, and all too easy to conceive of scenarios in which all the over-spending could lead to real or perceived conflicts of interest. Perhaps the most striking fact from the

tomsandborn last city election is that one developer, Rob Macdonald, contributed nearly $1 million to help fund the NPA’s campaign. (Yes, you read that right. One business donor provided almost more than a third of the money the NPA spent on its entire campaign.) It is, of course, possible that the donation was entirely motivated by Mr. Macdonald’s love for city democracy and good government, but in the wake of that revelation, cynical voices have been heard to mutter about how profoundly decisions at city hall can impact the bottom line of anyone involved in property development. At the very least, an unregulated system that allows one donor, whether individual or corporate, to underwrite so much of a city party’s campaign can lead to perceptions of conflict, if not actual improper influence. (And, to be fair, given the dismal electoral returns Mr. Macdonald and his NPA racked up in the last election, he could not be accused of successfully buying much influence, at least not this time out.) So, will Vancouver ever see its Wild West system of campaign funding reformed? Or are we going to see yet another obscene level of campaign spending again in the 2014 election? The answer to this compelling question is not

yet entirely clear. In January of this year, Vision Coun. Andrea Reimer proposed a resolution, passed unanimously, that read in part: “THAT City Council write to the Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development and reiterate the request to have the ability under the Vancouver Charter for Council to make campaign finance rules and consider alternate voting systems.” (Because of Vancouver’s status under the Charter, provincial permission would be required for such reforms.) Reimer recently told the Courier that an attempt this May to get a regional body of the Union of B.C. Municipalities to endorse Vancouver’s ideas for campaign finance reform— as demanded by then Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development Ida Chong— failed to win a majority. (Chong told Courier reporter Mike Howell last March that spending limits for city campaigns would be in place by 2014, but there would be no limits on union or corporate donations.) Nevertheless, Reimer remains hopeful, despite this setback, that Vancouver will be allowed to implement campaign reforms before the next election. “We have a compelling case for change,” Reimer insists. “My personal view is that we need a ban on both union and corporate donations, plus caps on donations and spending. But before anything was put in place, we would want to have wide ranging community discussions.” So, no certainty, but some hope for reforms in time for the 2014 election. If these hopes materialize, we might be able to better support our fond illusions of being better than the crazed Americans. tos@infinet.net (Allen Garr is on vacation.)


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Free your tuckus and your mind will follow There’s been a lot of ink spilled lately about loneliness in Vancouver. Courier contributor Tom Sandborn offered some practical advice for going against the isolationist flow, so I didn’t feel I could add anything new or interesting to the conversation. Yet perhaps I can get in a last word before the conversation moves on. This city has long had an international image as an aloof locale. Traveling through Europe years ago, I heard Vancouver described several times as a “city without a soul.” On a recent trip out east, I witnessed a scene in a Montreal park that would look out of place here: strangers casually conversing with one another without glancing down uncomfortably at their watches or mobile devices. That said, this isn’t a new conversation, limited to our damp corner of Pacific rainforest. Over a century ago, Friedrich Engels lamented Manchester’s experiment in eco-free density: “The brutal indifference, the unfeeling isolation of each in his private interests becomes the more repellent and offensive, the more these individuals are crowded together,” he wrote in The Condition of the Working Class in England. Today’s widespread sense of social isolation can’t be blamed solely on cramped living conditions. A 2006 report in The Washington Post observed that a “quarter of Americans say they have no one with whom they can discuss personal troubles, more than double the number who were similarly isolated in 1985.” The Vancouver Foundation and Sentis Market Research recently surveyed nearly 4,000 people living in Metro Vancouver and determined that a third of them have difficulty making friends. One quarter spend more time alone than they would prefer. More than three-quarters of apartment dwellers have never helped a neighbour. A third mistrust their neighbours. One local pundit diminished the findings, citing the online communities that have taken up the face-to-face slack. Yet with these surveys of widespread personal isolation, both civically and beyond, can we still talk about “society” in the accepted sense of the word? Social networks have their place, but I hope most of us would put one good friend up against 500 Facebook “friends.” Social isolation extends into the ‘burbs and beyond. It isn’t bundled with economic misery, as in Engels’ time. Across all incomes, many people have come to think of themselves

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geoffolson as consumers first and citizens second, a viewpoint that has empowered political and financial interests at the expense of non-virtual communities. Fear—whether it’s of age, weight, status, strangers, terrorists or viruses (manmade and otherwise)—is the best friend of marketers and social engineers, who have ratcheted up social anxiety to previously unimaginable heights. In contrast, I marvel how fearlessly my parents raised me. Like all the other kids in our neighbourhood, I was allowed to walk to school alone, and on weekends I ran free with friends until nightfall. I rode my bike without a helmet and hung upside down on monkey bars in unsafe playgrounds. I blew up fireworks in the driveway, all with my mom and dad’s approval. And wonder of wonders, they didn’t have to schedule any playtime for me; I just stepped out the door. On Halloween, I even actively solicited strangers for candy at their own properties, and I’m still alive to tell the tale. These days I’d probably be snatched by the Ministry for Human Resources and spun as a cautionary tale in The Province. Raise a child with a community-sized hole in his or her soul, and you’ll likely end up with an adult who will run to the market to shovel things in, rather than ponder how they got so drafty in the first place. After decades of fear-fuelled helicopter parenting, perhaps we’re seeing the human fallout in our urban centres: wired-up narcissists so far up their own backsides they’d need proctologists in scuba gear to extract them for spontaneous interactions. It’s no accident that half of the mobile devices in circulation are prefaced by an “i.” The self, that fortress of solitude, is our real place of worship—not the virtual community. Awareness of what we’re all up against is the first step of getting out of this jam, not as victims of abstract, impersonal forces, but as partly conscious agents of our own discontent. As that old proctological ’60s expression put it, “Free your ass, and your mind will follow.” geoffolson.com

NPA school trustees say it’s time for the provincial government to establish a suicide prevenYouTube screengrab tion strategy to prevent tragic deaths like Amanda Todd’s. To the editor: It is public safety week and few issues in schools are more pressing than suicide prevention. In 2008, the B.C. Coroners Service outlined recommendations in “A Five Year Retrospective Review of Child and Youth Suicide in B. C.” to establish a coordinated effort for suicide prevention. These have not been adopted by trustees despite efforts from professionals in mental health and stakeholders. On Oct. 15, 2012 I, along with Trustee Ken Denike, moved a Notice of Motion to be debated at the Nov. 5 Vancouver Board of Education meeting: That VBE request Ministry of Education, Ministry of Children and Family Development and Ministry of Health to work with trustees to: 1) Standardize best practice approach in schools to suicide risk management;

2) Adopt curriculum to build resiliency in students, social connectedness and recognition by students of potential risk for self- harm; 3) Increase teacher’s knowledge/skills so they have confidence in identifying suicide risk. The notice of motion covers the essential elements of the B.C. Coroners Service recommendations for school boards. It also coordinates with Bill 300, a private members bill for national strategy to reduce suicide which passed third reading June 18 and is now at Senate. Why not wait? It could take a decade for the national strategy to be further reviewed and studied and eventually filter down to local school boards. Our vulnerable youth can’t wait a decade. Sophia Woo, Trustee Vancouver Board of Education

Electoral boundary change will help Tories To the editor: Re: “Next federal election may include new riding,” Aug. 10. When a supposedly impartial process produces a biased result, question the process. An analysis by PollMaps. ca has found that the proposed new federal electoral boundaries would result in a province-wide gain of eight seats for the Conservatives and a loss of two for the NDP, based on the 2011 vote. Other party standings would stay the same. Would this be a fair out-

come? Currently, the Conservatives, with 46 per cent of the provincewide vote, have 58.3 per cent of the seats (21 out of 36). The NDP, with 32.5 per cent of the vote, has 33.3 per cent of the seats (12 out of 36). If the election had been run under the proposed new boundaries—without changing a single vote—the totals would have been Conservatives 69 per cent of the seats (29 out of 42), and NDP 23.8 per cent of the seats (10 out of 42), according to the study. One might expect that di-

viding the province into a larger number of ridings, using an impartial methodology, would produce a result closer to, not farther from, the actual popular vote—yet these new boundaries would give us the very opposite. Something does not seem right. This redistribution would have produced a much less democratic outcome. Is there some inherent bias in the process itself? Elections should not be played with a stacked deck. That’s not fair to B.C. Glen Porter, Burnaby

Kits Beach playground impresses couple To the editor: Every time we walk Kits Beach, we are amazed at how many new parents and their kids are enjoying that “state of the art” Kitsilano Beach playground. It’s a great place for the neighbourhood to meet

and discuss their young family joys. A big congrats to our park board and all their supporting sponsors for this very good initiative. Eardley and Et Beaton, Vancouver

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On occasion while walking around the Stanley Park seawall, and not paying proper attention, I’ve inadvertently stepped into the bike path. Despite a couple of close calls, I’ve been lucky and survived with no physical injuries, but on one occasion I was at the receiving end of a few choice words I can’t repeat here. In an attempt to bring peace between cyclists and pedestrians who use the Stanley Park seawall, the park board has approved a new cycling plan with more than 60 recommendations. The Stanley Park Cycling Plan Implementation Strategy is a long-term plan that also includes some “quick fixes. The 60-plus recommendations include constructing new pedestrian pathways, removing park-

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100 West 49th Avenue (Langara College) To amend the existing CD-1 (Comprehensive Development) District (55) at 100 West 49th Avenue (Langara College). The rezoning would amend minimum setbacks of both above- and belowgrade buildings on the site. Sections 4 and 6 of the Langara College Policy Statement would also be amended to allow for a Student Services and Science Building in place of the anticipated Creative Arts Centre; a Creative Arts Centre in place of the anticipated multipurpose classrooms; and a path from West 49th Avenue to the proposed Creative Arts Centre. 1041 Southwest Marine Drive and 8866 Osler Street (Coast Hotel) To amend the existing CD-1 District (276) for the Coast Hotel at 1041 Southwest Marine Drive. The proposal is to expand the current CD-1 District by rezoning an adjacent MC-1 (Light Industrial) District site to CD-1 District, and permit construction of a six-storey addition including a redeveloped pub, conference space, and 76 dwelling units. The proposal

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The president of the B.C. Teachers’ Federation hopes the province’s intention to improve the teacher bargaining process through consultation is sincere. But she questions Premier Christy Clark’s talk of a 10-year labour deal. “We’ve tried for two years, prior to the last round of bargaining, to initiate a conversation about changing bargaining structures,” said Susan Lambert after the government’s Wednesday afternoon announcement. “We welcome this initiative but we’re wary. We’ve been promised consultation before and ended up with punitive legislation.” Clark and Education Minister Don McRae said the government hopes to talk to the BCTF, school trustees, administrators and parent groups now until early November to inform policy or legislative changes to be implemented before bargaining starts next spring. Clark said she wants to bring about long-term “labour peace” through a 10year contract and improve how government works with the BCTF. “These goals are going to require compromise on all sides of the table, including ours,” she said, noting recent bargaining success with the BCGEU, nurses, resident doctors, and CUPE workers at one university. “It’s worth thinking about what could be achieved, for example, with a 10-year deal for teachers,” Clark said. “Imagine a child in Grade 2 starting this year could go all the way to Grade 12 without any threat of labour disrup-

Education minister Don McRae with Premier Christy Clark at Wednesday’s education announcement. photo Dan Toulgoet tion. Think of the impact on those kids’ education if we could get a 10-year deal with teachers. Think of the impact on families. Think of the impact on teachers in classrooms, who like labour disruptions and disputes no more than anyone else.” Lambert, who didn’t attend the government media conference, said talk of a 10year contract at this point is “putting the cart before the horse.” “If they’ve already reached that conclusion, have they reached other conclusions?” she said. McRae said the government hopes to complete the bulk of consultation by the end of November. Lambert is concerned about the six-week timeline. McRae, a former teacher, noted the government isn’t starting from scratch. The Ministry of Education will work with the Public Sector Employers’ Council secretariat and refer to recommendations in reports by teacher bargaining commissioner Don Wright in 2004 and mediator and arbitrator

Vince Ready in 2007. Lambert said the BCTF has been working to move more specific items to local bargaining tables for a two-tiered system where common issues such as salaries would be negotiated province-wide. She called the recommendations included in the two reports “a mixed bag.” Lambert didn’t want to comment on whether negotiating a 10-year contract was realistic. She said discussions should stick to bargaining structures, not content, first. Clark said all parties must put their preconceptions aside. “For those of you who think the weight of history cannot be overcome, I hope you will find a way to think about this differently,” the premier said. But Lambert said conversation can’t occur free from the context of a decade of provincial underfunding for schools. Lambert said the latest bargaining can begin is March 1. Teachers’ contracts expire June 30. crossi@vancourier.com Twitter: @Cheryl_Rossi

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Her daughter had diarrhea but the mother could only afford to change her baby’s disposable diaper twice a day. Other mothers put their children to bed in strollers because they didn’t have enough money to purchase a crib. Those are just two of the stories that prompted Dunbar mother Jennifer Randall Nelson to start a non-profit called BabyGoRound to meet the needs of poor families with children up to age four. BabyGoRound will open its doors Oct. 23 at Face the World House at 2939 Kingsway near Rupert Street. The volunteer-run non-profit will supply families who are referred to the organization with essentials that include cribs, strollers and onesies. Randall Nelson expects to mainly help single mothers who may be disconnected from the fathers of their children, their own families or friends who couldn’t afford to buy them baby gifts. “Most people, when they

Stories such as mothers too poor to buy enough diapers for their babies promptphoto Dan Toulgoet ed Jennifer Randall Nelson to start BabyGoRound on Kingsway. announce that they’re going to have a baby, many of their friends gather to give them a baby shower and they’re given gifts,” Randall Nelson said. “A lot of these women, nobody’s giving them a baby shower and there’s no opportunity to get anything new.” Twenty per cent of families in B.C. are headed by single mothers and half live in poverty; for single mothers aged 25 and younger the proportion living in poverty is 90 per cent. Randall Nel-

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what she says is the first free baby gear redistribution centre in Canada. Starting next week, families who need assistance can be referred to BabyGoRound by social service organizations or apply to be referred. Caregivers will be given an appointment to visit what’s been set up as a freeof-charge “store” where they can choose needed items. Vancouverites who want to ease parents’ burdens can drop off donations Tuesdays and Thursdays between 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. and on some Saturday afternoons. Randall Nelson requested that no one abandon donations outside beyond these times.

BabyGoRound is also seeking volunteers to staff its office and store. “It’s so important to realize that we’re all mothers, we’re all trying to do our best, we’re all trying to supply the goods and services our children need to have a healthy life,” Randall Nelson said. “We hope that these mothers who are going to be beneficiaries of the goods will in turn bring them back and pass them on to somebody else so it’s creating this circle, and that’s why we came up with the [name] BabyGoRound.” For more information, see babygoround.ca. crossi@vancourier.com Twitter: @Cheryl_Rossi

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Tom (L) and Nairn Jopling saved 16-year-old Tiffany Tra from her burning house in June. photo Dan Toulgoet and is about 10 feet above ground. The 16-year-old Killarney secondary student remembers hearing yelling, but didn’t know what was going on. She opened her bedroom door, but it was black and smoky, forcing her to retreat into her bedroom. Tra went to her window and saw Tom Jopling. Jopling told her to knock out the screen and escape through the window. She dropped down into his arms. Fire chief John McKearney called the Joplings’ response an “exemplary act of bravery” and one that reinforces the message that keeping the community safe is about action when the need arises.

“They acted without hesitation, recognizing that somebody might be in grave danger and that was the case—Tiffany was inside,” McKearney said. Tom Jopling rejects the suggestion he and his son are heroes. “We’re not heroes. We were just in the right place at the right time and anybody seeing what we did would respond in the same way,” said the instructor in the school of business in BCIT’s marketing department. “There are heroes in this world and it’s not us. We just did what was right.” But Jopling praises his son for recognizing the urgency of the situation. “He put his everything into

getting that door down,” Jopling said. “And then to go into the house after that—the smoke built very quickly in the house. It was a lesson to both of us how quickly a house fire can go from smoldering— a bit of smoke—to, in a matter of minutes, it’s just choking and there’s not much you can do without equipment. So for Nairn to go in like that, I couldn’t be more proud.” Nairn also rejects the hero label. “I was just thinking about a little kid being in that house and I just wanted to do all I could do to get them out,” he said. Tra teared up when asked how she feels about the Joplings. “I just don’t really have words to describe how grateful I am. But I’m extremely grateful they were there at the time,” she said. Her father, Tony Tra, who’d only left the house shortly before the fire started, also expressed his gratitude. “I can’t thank them enough for what they did. For me, and my family, they are my heroes. It doesn’t matter what they say. To me they are heroes,” he said. The fire department said the fire was sparked by an electrical problem and caused about $190,000 in damage. noconnor@vancourier.com Twitter: @Naoibh

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You are invited to attend a Public Open House. Date: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 Time: 3:00 - 8:00 PM Location: Regent College Atrium 5800 University Boulevard Vanessa Prescott (R) talks with Beth MacLaren, who’s been gardening at Strathcona garden for 12 years. photo Dan Toulgoet

Gardeners fear their paradise will be paved Cheryl Rossi Staff writer Strathcona-area gardeners are worried the potential demolition of the Georgia and Dunsmuir viaducts would see their paradise paved so that Prior Street doesn’t become gridlocked like a parking lot. Potential plans to remove the viaducts have brought new urgency to plans to extend Malkin Avenue over the train tracks to Clark Drive to help prevent Prior Street from getting clogged with traffic. But 40 per cent of the 21-year-old Cottonwood Community Garden was planted by volunteers on the Malkin Avenue rightof-way after that freeway that was stopped by citizens in the 1970s. “This right-of-way is 12 lanes wide and part of Cottonwood Garden, Strathcona Garden and Strathcona Park have all been developed on this unused right-of-way,” reads an information sheet prepared by Cottonwood gardeners. “It would be excellent to traffic calm Prior, but you don’t destroy two of the oldest and largest community gardens in Vancouver, and they’re not just community gardens,” said Jill Weiss, co-vice president of the Strathcona Community Gardeners Society and a stakeholder in the city’s 2040 transportation plan. “At Strathcona they have the largest collection of heirloom apple trees in B.C., we think. And at Cottonwood, we have many, many trees and perennials that are not anywhere else is Canada. It was planned and planted by a famous permaculturist who grew a lot of the rare plants from seed. VanDusen [Botanical Garden] doesn’t have some of the plants we have… It’s an incredible pollinator and wildlife habitat and bird habitat.” Weiss noted Cottonwood includes a memorial garden planted by the families of women murdered by Robert Pickton.

When herbal medicine student Vanessa Prescott learned the gardens are at risk of being replaced with tarmac, she not only signed and circulated a petition to save Cottonwood Community Garden but also started shooting her first short documentary video. Interviewees include gardeners and NDP MP Libby Davies. Prescott plans to post the video on YouTube and Vimeo in a month. Weiss said Cottonwood gardeners and representatives of the Environmental Youth Alliance, which brings 1,000 at-risk youth to Cottonwood each year, met with city staff nearly three weeks ago to discuss options to retain the garden. “Although they are saying that they’re just looking at all the options, they were clearly very, very attached to the idea of widening Malkin,” Weiss said. Viaduct removal proponent and Vision Vancouver Coun. Geoff Meggs said staff is to report to council in January or February. Meggs doesn’t want to see removing the viaducts to create other benefits or preserving Cottonwood cast as an either/or choice. “This has been a 40-year risk which we now have to wrestle with but I personally don’t think there will be a future for the area without Cottonwood,” he said. “… This discussion about Malkin was going to occur with or without the viaducts because the False Creek Flats planning is advancing as well.” But Weiss said Cottonwood couldn’t be easily replicated. “It would be different if it was just a community garden with plots,” Weiss said. “It’s a plant diversity ecosystem and it can’t be replaced.” The city didn’t provide a traffic engineering spokesperson by the Courier’s press deadline. crossi@vancourier.com Twitter: @Cheryl_Rossi

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Thirty people, including a 51-year-old man who died Oct. 7 in hospital after being in police custody, are barred from accessing the city’s main detox centre and sobering unit. Anna Marie D’Angelo, a spokesperson for Vancouver Coastal Health, said the people on the list were barred from the centre at 377 East Second Ave. for various reasons related to unruly behaviour. “You are refused admission if you’re aggressive and combative,” D’Angelo said. “You are banned from it if you have a history of violence towards the staff in either Vancouver detox or the sobering unit.” The detox centre is a program where clients have to apply to be admitted whereas the 13-bed sobering unit is designed for short stays by intoxicated people. The unit is staffed with doctors, nurses and counsellors. D’Angelo declined to discuss the specific details related to the death of Stanley Robert Morrison because it is under investigation by the Independent Investigations Office. Owen Court, a spokesman for the investigations’ office, said Vancouver police responded at 7:22 p.m. on Oct. 7 to an incident involving a man “causing a disturbance” on West Seventh Avenue, near Laurel Street. Police decided to transport the man to his home. A brief press release from the Vancouver Police Department said the man was barred from the detox centre. When police arrived at the man’s residence and prepared to release him, officers observed he had become unresponsive, Court said. Investigators haven’t released the number of officers involved in the EVERY SHOW FROM

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KEEP DOGS AND CATS UNDER WRAPS DURING HALLOWEEN With Halloween just around the corner, it’s a good time to think about the animals in your household, and their safety that night. All those weird loud noises as well as the little people traffic in and out of your home can be upsetting to your pet and can even lead to harm. “Fireworks going off, a constantly ringing doorbell and the presence of costumed strangers can all cause animals to panic, putting both pets and people in danger,” says Lorie Chortyk, BC SPCA general manager of community relations. When dogs and cats are frightened they are more likely to

run away from their homes, jump out of open windows or dart into traffic. Stressed pets can also behave out of character — even scratching or biting people, says Chortyk. The BCSPCA offers these Halloween safety tips:

Keep pets inside Pets who are inside have fewer opportunities to confront trick-or-treaters. Some pets do well left in a separate room with the radio or television on to mask the sound of fireworks and trick-ortreaters. Be sure to leave plenty of toys in the room for your pet so that he doesn’t think he’s being isolated as a punishment.

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Don’t console your anxious pet While it is natural to want to comfort your pet, it is better to use a bright, cheerful voice to send a message that things are fine. Avoid saying things like, “it’s OK” or “don’t be scared” in a soft or sympathetic voice. This only reinforces your pet’s fearful behaviour.

Candy is for people Candy can lead to health problems such as diabetes or obesity, and chocolate is especially dangerous because it contains theobromine, which is toxic to dogs and cats. Keep treats well away from your pets.

Leave home without them If you think it would be fun to bring your pet trick-or-treating, your pet may not share your view. The strange sights and sounds of Halloween can cause a normally friendly dog to bite if it feels scared or threatened.

Don’t costume your pet outdoors Dressing your dog in a costume outside the home inhibits his ability to communicate, making him prone to display aggression himself or be subjected to aggressive behaviour from other dogs. Visit spca.bc.ca for more information on Halloween pet safety.

Spooktacular Halloween fun for (indoor) pets Halloween isn’t just for kids. Pets are joining the festivities too by dressing up in fabulous costumes. For the upcoming Halloween season, here are ideas, courtesy newscanada.com, on how to dress your pet. • Dapper dogs: Some pet parents like to outfit their pets in the same looks that are popular amongst adults and kids. This year, pet’s costumes run the gamut from superheroes such as Spiderman and Wonder Woman, to rock stars like Bret Michaels and childhood favourites like the sock monkey. • Cool cats: Cats can join the fun with adorable character hats, like a jester or a princess.

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Spooky HALLOWEEN happenings Ghosts and goblins will soon come out of hiding to haunt Vancouver’s attractions and streets. From a spine-chilling amusement park to a spooky ghost train, there’s a Halloween horror for everyone. Read on… if you dare.

Fort Langley’s Grave Tales

Oct. 6 to 28 Take a walk through the historic site of Fort Langley as a costumed guide shares spine-chilling tales of the mysterious burials and old-school amputations that took place in the Hudson’s Bay Company trading post and local cemeteries. Suitable for adults ages 17 and older. www.pc.gc.ca/eng/lhn-nhs/ bc/langley/index.aspx

Fright Nights at the PNE Oct. 17 to 31

Stanley Park Ghost Train Oct. 5 to 31

This must-do event is perfect for young families. Riders can enjoy face painting, crafts, a haunted maze and other familyfriendly activities (included with train admission). The Stanley Park Ghost Train runs Oct. 5 to 31 (11 am to 3 pm, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday; 6 to 10 pm, Sunday through Thursday; and 6 pm to 11 pm, Friday and Saturday). Tickets – go to www.ghosttrain.ca

A favourite among locals, Fright Nights at the PNE transforms Vancouver’s Playland into a haunted amusement park complete with haunted houses, a rickety wooden roller-coaster, spooky rides

and roving bands of “scarers.” Fright Nights is open evenings, Oct. 17 to 31. Beware: this event is recommended for big kids only (ages 12 and older). www. pne.ca/fright-nights

$9 for children (ages 2 to 12). The Haunted Village is open from 6 pm to 9 pm. www.burnabyvillagemuseum.ca Events courtesy tourismvancouver.com.

Parade of Lost Souls’ Secret Souls Walk Oct. 27

Don your scariest costume at the Parade of Lost Souls’ Secret Souls Walk. Skeleton brides and witches dance under the streetlights and a colourful, torchlit procession makes its way through neighbourhood streets and alleys. The “audience” makes up the parade and everyone is invited to participate in the ghoulish fun as the procession weaves past the homes, streets and alleys of Commercial Drive. www.publicdreams. org

Haunted Village at Burnaby Village Museum Oct. 26 to 28

Gravediggers and trolls and witches, oh my! Ghoulish residents take over the Burnaby Village Museum. Visitors can wander the village (circa 1925), trick-or-treat at quaint shops and enjoy unlimited carousel rides. Admission is $14 for adults, youth and seniors, and

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Simon Fraser University is hosting a free public lecture at 7 p.m. Oct. 24 about how to make older homes more environmentally friendly. Lorraine Gauthier will give a presentation of the Now House project, a retrofit of a 60-year-old house in Toronto that now produces as much energy as it consumes, resulting in a net-zero energy bill. The award-winning designer will lead a panel discussion on how these techniques can be applied to most homes. Admission to The Now House: Retrofitting for Zero Energy is free but advance reservations are required. Visit sfu.ca/city for more information.

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The City of Vancouver handed out $800,000 in arts grants to 23 different local performing arts, visual arts, museum and community groups on Wednesday (Oct. 17). The Carousel Theatre Society, St. Andrew’s-Wesley Church and the Vancouver Opera Association were among the big winners, picking up $150,000 each for upcoming projects. A complete list of 2012 Cultural Infrastructure Grant recipients is available online at vancouver.ca. Since its inception in 2009, the program has invested $3.58 million in funding for 92 projects and leveraged $19.9 million in total investment in cultural space creation and improvements.


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community ver’s street food scene, including everything from ethnic fusion to barbecue and tacos, as well as other on-the-go options from local food trucks. Buskers, music and carnival surprises are also scheduled. Everyone taking part is encouraged to dress in his or her best carnival style garb.

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Growing Chefs, a group dedicated to inspiring children to grow their own food, is hosting a fundraising event that allows participants to watch some of Vancouver’s top chefs in action as they prepare gourmet creations. At From Farms to Forks 3, ticket holders can sample food and drinks created by chefs from The Pear Tree, Provence Restaurants, La Quercia, West and the newly opened Acorn, as well as 15 other restaurants. There will also be mixologists, who will be preparing specialty cocktails. And the fact the evening is being hosted by the Courier’s own man-abouttown Fred Lee and the CBC’s Margaret Gallagher only adds to the fun. Proceeds will help Growing Chefs with its programs, which include sending teams of chef volunteers into elementary schools, where they grow vegetables, cook with kids and get them excited about eating healthy food. From Farms to Forks 3 takes

Growing Chefs, a non-profit that sends volunteer chefs into schools to teach kids about where their food comes from, hosts the From Farms to Forks fundraiser this Sunday. file photo Dan Toulgoet place Oct. 21 at the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts, 1505 West Second Ave. For tickets, email admin@growingchefs.ca, call 778885-1308 or online at fromfarmstoforks3.eventbrite.com.

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This Saturday, Oct. 20, two of Canada’s finest gospel choirs, the Marcus Mosely Chorale and the Universal Gospel Choir, will perform at St. Andrew’s-Wesley

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The Baker’s Market takes place most Saturdays between now and Dec. 8, with special Christmasthemed bake sales Dec. 1 and 8. You’ll find enthusiastic, talented, budding, professional or home bakers specializing in freshly baked gourmet cookies, hand-made chocolates, brownies, cupcakes, cake pops, scones, organic muffins, gluten-free and vegan goods, preserves, tarts, granola, fondant cupcake toppers and much more. The Baker’s Market runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Moberly Arts and Culture Centre, 7646 Prince Albert St., two blocks east of Fraser at East 60th Ave. The centre is closed Oct. 27. Visit bakersmarket.com for more information.

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Contributing writer Metro Vancouver’s sewage control system is just “basic,” one level below the highest category of “effective.” That was a finding of a report last February by its internal audit branch, obtained by the Courier through the freedom of information law. The audit was done to assess how well “source control activities” were doing to prevent some pollutants, the sort that can’t be effectively treated through Metro Vancouver’s wastewater treatment process, from entering the sewer system. The report listed seven “key risks of not having an effective Source Control Program.” These include a failure to meet environmental regulations, the deterioration of the local environment, industry discharging more hazardous waste, more money spent upgrading sewers, lower quality biosolids, more human health concerns, and public unawareness on how best to discharge waste to sewers. More positively, the auditors found that Metro Vancouver has an up-to-date sewer use bylaw and well established regulations and enforcement. Metro Vancouver, and its member municipalities, is responsible for conveying and treating sewage from residential, governmental and industrial sources. The discharge is moved through sewer mains to be treated at one of five regional wastewater treatment plants, and the system is regulated by provincial and federal laws. Last year, Metro had 200 industrial liquid waste active permits, and 98 per cent of the holders were found to be in compliance. To help comply with the rules, many jurisdictions have “source control programs.” The programs’ purpose is to protect human health, safety and the environment, protect the sewers from damage, promote cost savings and promote quality biosolids. (Formerly called sludge, biosolids are the microbes, bacteria and fungi that are created when sewage is treated.) “We look at the source of the problem and see if it makes more sense to stop it at

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Ten years ago, my mom gave me what would be her last birthday present to me. Written by psychiatrist Dr. Roger Walsh, the book Essential Spirituality brings together the shared wisdom of the world’s religions. Dr. Walsh’s work could serve as a guidebook for every human being with practical advice for dealing with our most challenging emotions, our relationships and the inevitable difficul-

ties of life. He talks about the perennial philosophy—the essential core of wisdom that is at the heart of all our great religions. It provides deep insights into life, human nature, health, happiness, suffering and peace. His ideas resonated with my personal approach to life. In an undergraduate Religious Studies course, I learned that all the world’s great religions spoke the

same language—at a deeper, esoteric level. Christian, Jewish and Muslim mystics could walk peacefully with Zen Buddhist monks as they share a common wisdom and vision of our world. This is in contrast to how most people interpret their respective religions and those of others. There is plenty of fodder for argument when their essential texts are read in a literal way.

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difficulties; and 4) Our ethical choices mold our lives. These four truths inform my approach to medicine and the living of each day. With each baby I deliver, I have not lost a profound sense of wonder and gratitude. Life is indeed a precious gift that we can take for granted, but with each day of life, we have the opportunity to grow in wisdom and express love. We can get so caught up in materialism and petty self-concerns that we forget that our days are numbered —as are those of our loved ones. If you had but one week with the people you love, what would you say and what would you do? No one is promised a carefree life. Suffering and misfortune are inevitable. Accidents happen, we become ill, and we are harmed by others. The suffering in life is not doled out evenly; there is no fairness. What we can control and what we do choose is how we take the gift of this life to meet the challenges of health, fate and our relationships. It is our words and actions that define who we are, how we find meaning and how we express love. Dr. Davidicus Wong is a family physician and writer. His column appears regularly in this paper. You can read more about achieving your positive potential for health at davidicuswong. wordpress.com.

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We’ve had an unforgettable summer but soon our garden soil will be cold and wet. Before long frost will arrive. That’s why it’s time to bring summer-flowering bulbs and houseplants and heat-loving vegetables into shelter for the winter. For fresh eating, extra tomatoes do well on windowsills where we can keep an eye on them and use those that are most ready. Sunny windows are best, but even in shady windows green tomatoes turn red anyway. Tomatoes can also be frozen whole just as they come off the vine. Defrosting is simple. Under hot, running water, the skins slip right off while the frozen interiors remain easy to grasp. By the end of October, it’s time to take in the last of the squash. For smaller ones, windowsill storage can be useful. Most look attractive and since they’re in plain view, it’s easy to use the failing ones first. Heritage squash were selected in the past partly for size and keeping ability. Today, this is a mixed blessing. Their hard, waxy and protective skin gets even harder as they age. Cutting them up can become a challenge. A cleaver works if it’s wielded by a strong person. Sometimes a sharp wood axe works better. It’s also time to bring

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This can be in a cardboard box filled with peat or vermiculite. But crumbled newspaper also works well. If you want to split dahlias it’s safer to do it in spring. Storage can be similar for begonias and canna lilies. Geraniums should have the soil reduced and some of the long roots removed. Branches can be cut back to the basic framework and some of these may be used for cuttings. Several plants can be kept together in a community pot in a cool, frost-free place. Keeping the soil fairly dry enhances dormancy. Callas also need storage in a cool place. They can also be kept together in one large pot. They need a little water but the soil should be kept on the dry side. Tender fuchsias also need digging up, cutting back and then kept dry and frost-free with very little watering. Some cultivars such as Dollar Princess and Santa Claus are almost hardy on the coast. Further inland, semihardy fuchsias need to stay snug under a big pile of mulch, ferns or evergreen trimmings. This should be removed after frost season. Anne Marrison is happy to answer garden questions. Send them to amarrison@shaw.ca

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Follow local house hunters as they experience the highs and lows of trying to buy a house in Vancouver’s intense real estate market. Elaine L. is the first to share her search with us. We check in with her every couple of weeks to see how it’s going. With Vancouver house sales below their 10-year average, she is part of a smaller group of buyers in the market right now. And with around 450 active listings for detached houses in East Vancouver and Burnaby, she can take her pick. But even so, she’s having trouble finding the house that meets her expectations. Last time we talked to her, Elaine had tackled that problem by changing her expectations. She decided that she was willing to buy a house with a rental suite on the main floor—a layout she had rejected in the early days of the search. She’s now willing to wait and let a rental suite

help her save up for her ultimate home. But though she’s relaxed her standards, she still hasn’t found a house to buy. “I feel a little defeated right now,” she says. “It’s just not coming together as fast as I thought. Whatever I’ve seen that I’ve loved is always gone by the time I get to it.” A drop in new listings during the summer hampered her search. “I get email alerts for new listings, and I would get five or six a day during June and July. Then in August it was only about one a day. That’s been part of the problem.” Listings always drop off in summer when people are taking it easy. But Vancouver real estate market pundits also believe that people who don’t have a strong motivation to sell are simply keeping their homes off the market during the current sales slump. As a result, new listings in August were below the 12-year average for the month. Sellers did come back

Elaine L. bio • Family size: Two—a single woman and her mother. • Current residence: Owns a condo. • Budget $800,000 to $ 1.1 million. • Desired neighbourhoods: Collingwood, Fraserview, Renfrew, Renfrew Heights, Killarney. • Looking for 2,000 to 2,500 sq. ft. newer detached house with rental suite downstairs, move-in condition.

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KALAUPAPA, Hawaii—Standing in front of the simple white monument marking the original grave of Mother Marianne Cope at Kalaupapa on the Hawaiian Island of Molokai Oct. 12, some members of my tour group are visibly moved. For good reason. Blessed Marianne Cope will be canonized by Pope Benedict XVI at a ceremony at St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City, Oct. 21, and from that day forward will be known

as Saint Marianne Cope. Once the process to canonize Mother Marianne was approved, her title became “Blessed,” so I refer to her as either depending on the time in history. Blessed Marianne, who died in 1918, will follow in the footsteps of Saint Damien De Veuster. Both are exalted for the work they did helping Hawaiian-born patients suffering with Hansen’s disease (leprosy) who were exiled to the peninsula in the 1800s. Blessed Marianne dedicated 30 years of her life, from 1888 to 1918, to the people of Kalaupapa. Continued on next page

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Visit to Molokai offers glimpse of old Hawaii From previous page Mother Marianne arrived in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1883, from the New York-based Sisters of Saint Francis convent. Two years later, she was awarded the Medal of the Royal Order of Kapiolani by King Kalakaua for her work helping the sick. Mother Marianne then travelled to Molokai in 1888, one year prior to the death of Belgian-born Father Damien, who was canonized in October 2009. In 2005, Mother Marianne’s remains were exhumed and relocated to the chapel at St. Anthony Convent in her home parish of Syracuse, N. Y. Despite the fact Kalaupapa will soon be home to a second saint, it’s so isolated only a few thousand visitors make the pilgrimage to the area annually to learn the sometimes dark history of this sacred place. I flew in on a small charter plane and landed on the smallest runway in the State of Hawaii. The flight itself, though only six minutes long, is an adventure and gives a bird’s-eye view of the stunningly beautiful landscape of Kalaupapa and adjacent Kalawao, located on the eastern side of the peninsula where the first group of Hansen’s disease patients were forcibly sent. It was Mother Marianne who relocated the original hospital camp at Kalawao to Kalaupapa located on the western side of the peninsula. In 1980, Kalaupapa became a

Tour guide Norman Soares stands at the Mother Marianne monument at Kalaupapa on the Hawaiian island of Molokai. national historical park. Once our plane landed at Kalaupapa, my small tour group was picked up in an aging yellow school bus driven by our knowledgeable and charming guide for the day, Norman Soares. We then swung by and picked up a group of brave riders who had just traversed down to the settlement by mule, travelling 1,600 feet across 26 steep switchbacks that criss-cross the sea cliffs. As our bus lumbered over the uneven, dusty roads of the settlement, Soares pointed out places of interest and we were able to disem-

bark at key locations of the peninsula, including Mother Marianne’s monument and St. Philomena Catholic Church, the home of Saint Damien’s original grave. Father Damien was originally buried in Kalawao, but in 1936 the Belgian government successfully lobbied to have his remains returned to his home country. After Father Damien’s beatification in 1995, on his way to sainthood, one of his hands was returned to Hawaii. St. Philomena’s was used for Catholic church services after Father Damien arrived at

Kalawao in 1873, and under his direction was expanded twice. It was Brother Joseph Dutton who completed the work after Father Damien’s death in 1889. Brother Joseph’s grave is located next to Father Damien’s at St. Philomena’s. There are 12 cemeteries located on the peninsula, each adjacent to the shoreline and beaches. It was after touring the area the words of our pilot came back to me. After disembarking at the tiny Kalaupapa airport, our pilot offered this advice, “This is a very special place and if you open your hearts, you’ll feel just how special it is.” Truer words were never spoken. Our group was made up mostly of tourists staying on other islands, such as Maui and Oahu, who had flown over for a day to do the tour. If you plan to make the pilgrimage to Kalaupapa and have the time, I recommend spending a couple of days on Molokai. The island offers a glimpse of Old Hawaii rarely seen today. Getting to Kalaupapa: Visit fatherdamientours.com for flights from the Molokai Airport. The more adventurous can travel by mule by visiting muleride.com. Even hikers must receive permission from the National Park Service of Hawaii before hitting the trail. Visit nps.gov/kala/index.htm for more information. sthomas@vancourier.com Twitter: @sthomas10

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Things haven’t been easy for Premier Christy Clark—what with the steady stream of high profile Liberal MLAs jumping ship prior to what looks to be a shipwreck of a spring election, numerous staffing “issues” and the realization that the inaugural B.C. Family Day on Feb. 11 will have to compete with Jennifer Aniston’s 44th birthday, which we always assumed coincided with the Rapture. Now Clark is boldly predicting B.C. will become Canada’s number one economy even without rich, delicious Albertan oil flowing through the streets like liquid money. And give her credit—Clark could have aimed for having the second or third best economy, or the economy with the nicest personality, but no, she set her sights on that brass ring and went for it. “We’re used to, in Canada, having Alberta doing better than anyone else because they have oil, which is great for the country and for Alberta, but I think it’s significant for British Columbians to recognize that we are No. 1,” Clark said during a campaign-like speech at a Vancouver Island economic summit on Tuesday. “We are No. 1 in this country, and it should be a real source

of pride that even without that great natural resource, and valuable natural resource they call oil, we’re still doing better than everybody else.” In your face, Alberta and your so-called “oil.” While Clark pointed to job growth, increased numbers of small businesses and strong ties to China to back up her B.C. bravado, we have a sneaking suspicion our premier is employing another strategy in hopes of boosting the province’s fortunes: The Secret. Everyone from Oprah to, yes, Jennifer Aniston, knows that the “secret” to success is wishing hard enough. If you’re not number one or basking in the golden rays of your marvellous life, it’s because you didn’t put your mind to it and really, really wish for your dreams to come true. And do we have to point out where Clark was when she made such a bold, some would say lofty, statement? That’s right… Nanaimo. A town that sees a one-person motorboat when others see a lowly bathtub. A town named after a sweet and tasty bakery item, not some crusty explorer or long dead queen. A town that once had the most mall space per capita in Canada, when people used to go to malls.

We’d be remiss not to mention Clark’s other aspirational goals for the province: B.C. will be the most awesome and coolest province in Canada, B.C. will be the bestest friend Canada could ever wish for and, most importantly, B.C. will be the hottest, sexiest and most stone cold foxiest province in the land, especially compared to skanky Alberta. Boo ya!

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B.C. Liberal MLA and winner of K&K’s Best Head of Hair on a Former Controversial Police Chief Turned Controversial Politician, Kash Head has joined the smoky masses in calling for the legalization of marijuana. According to the Vancouver Sun, Heed sent out a press release Thursday morning stating that he has seen the “devastating consequences” of pot prohibition and believes legalization and taxation will reduce drug-related crime and make watching Weekend at Bernie’s way funnier. While we couldn’t agree with Heed more, we’re more stoked about all the new puns we can make: Kash pipe, bong and order, Heed the weed, pot Heed, Kash and carry, and Kash, grass or ass, nobody rides for free.


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It’s all love, laughs and sass for Tellulah Darling

Young Adult author gets to relive her teenage years

Her name might conjure up the image of a go-go boots-wearing ’60s pop singer, but Tellulah Darling is a local writer of Young Adult (YA) novels whose latest book, Sam Cruz’s Infallible Guide to Getting Girls, hits shelves this week. She’s also the alter ego of screenwriter and Vancouver Film School instructor Deborah Peraya and goes by the name “Mom” to her 10-year-old daughter. Darling, sans go-go boots, talked with the Courier about her inner minx, the pitfalls of technology and why smart, mouthy teens rock.

not be a big surprise that writing first person about teens, where I get to spend a lot of time in their heads, is really appealing to me. Screenwriting doesn’t give me that.

1. Tellulah Darling is a great name. What’s

5. Do you find that you regress to your teen

Growing up, I was convinced that one day I would be highly successful in some vague yet creative way, which would result in my living in a New York penthouse and throwing salons for glittering artiste types. Tellulah Darling evolved as the sassy minx who would be throwing these bashes. My YA novels are romantic comedies, first and foremost. They are about love, passion and humour. For me, Tellulah Darling is an extension of all that. It’s my promise to my readers that if they come hang out with me, we’ll have a lot of laughs, a lot of love, some sass and hopefully some sweetness, too.

“Regress” makes it sound like a backwards evolution. I prefer immerse. I let all the awkwardness and trauma come rushing back to me and mine the wreckage to fuel my characters. All kidding aside, what is wonderful is that as a “grown-up,” I’m no longer actually stuck in the middle of those complex and challenging years. I can draw from my experiences but also allow my characters to come to a place of growth and self-awareness that I definitely never achieved at their age.

4. What’s the most common misconception people have about YA fiction?

That it’s childish. The YA novel world is incredibly rich and diverse and, I believe, captures every facet of what it means to be a teen in a way that isn’t happening in film or television yet... Plus smart, mouthy, teen girls rock.

years when you write for them?

the story behind it?

YA author Tellulah Darling taps into her inner sassy minx. experts catering to her needs, which allows her to be fun and fabulous. Getting into her head means I put aside all my real cares and responsibilities and stay in the zone of telling the most entertaining story possible. Some people meditate, I put on my Tellulah brain.

2. Do find you’re a totally different person 3. What do you get out of writing YA fiction

when you’re writing as Tellulah Darling?

Tellulah doesn’t need to wonder if she forgot to throw the laundry in the dryer or have a bad hair day. She has a small team of

that you don’t get from screenplays?

As a former drama queen who spent a lot of time in my head, both replaying situations and making up new ones, it might

6. Do you have to study up on texting lingo or anything when writing about teens?

I vet my books with this amazing teen friend of mine. And one of the things she advised me was to stay away from technology, lingo and pop culture references that are very “of the moment.” She said it was much bet-

ter to go retro than try to feel hip and just end up looking dated. That works for me.

7.

What’s the most difficult aspect writing for a younger audience?

That no matter what the content and underneath all the comedy, I’m grounding my stories in relevant and important issues that ring true for all of my readers, teen or adult. There is a lot of crossover.

8. What’s the most embarrassing fashion trend you followed when you were younger?

Where to start? Of course, I thought I was wonderfully trendy and cool. And given how fashion trends come around, maybe I would be again.

9. Are you dressing up for Halloween?

Although Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, I wasn’t going to dress up, because I’m on handing out candy duty. My daughter has launched a strongly worded campaign to change my mind so it might happen. But I’m not sure yet what I would dress as.

10. What do you do for fun and relaxation when you’re not writing?

Read, have dinner parties with friends and family, watch great TV and tap dance. For more info, go to tellulahdarling.com. —Michael Kissinger mkissinger@vancourier.com Twitter: @MidlifeMan1

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Gina Chiarelli’s career should go into orbit following her sensational performance as Maria Callas in Terence McNally’s Master Class, directed by the multitalented Meg Roe. Chic and svelte in an elegant chocolate-coloured jacket, trousers and white and brown scarf, Chiarelli gives the performance of a lifetime, her long fingers stabbing the air, hands moving constantly and expressively— now and again touching her luxurious chignon, striding the stage as commandingly as La Divina did and dominating the audience by sheer force of personality. All this Chiarelli does while scarcely singing a note. By the time of the play (1971), Callas had lost that magnificent voice and was making a living by teaching. The setting for Master Class, designed for this production by John Webber, is a recital hall at the Juilliard School in New York. Master Class is a showcase for a female actor at the top of her game and Chiarelli shows us what the top looks like. The universal buzz after the play was,

Gina Chiarelli delivers a command performance in Master Class. “Wasn’t Chiarelli spectacular?” And she is, right down to the nasal “anh?” after Callas, an American-born Greek soprano, makes a point. The play, however, is problematic. It sets Callas up, right from the start, as a temperamental, difficult, self-absorbed star who can dish it but can’t take it. And for quite a while, that’s entertaining. She takes a run at the audience—ostensibly a group of aspiring opera singers who have paid to be critiqued by the now retired Callas—accusing us of having no style. “Get some,” she tells us. She can’t remember the name of Manny, her recital pianist (Angus Kellett), and, again, it’s sort of funny and

then it’s downright rude. She makes sotto voce complaints about the stagehand (Felix LeBlanc) when he doesn’t deliver her pillow and her footrest. She shrugs condescendingly when the lighting technician doesn’t dim the house lights the moment she demands it. And it soon becomes apparent that the framework of Master Class will be a series of flashbacks at La Scala that Callas gets lost in. It does feel contrived when each of the young students she is persecuting (supposedly teaching), turns away, the lights change and Callas begins to relive one of her great triumphs. But, like Callas herself, we get lost in the music. The arc of the play, such as it is, takes us to a somewhat

nicer Callas, transformed by the power of the music. Her rudeness and condescension are tempered by the passion inspired by the great composers of the past and the great tragic love stories, which she clearly feels parallels her own turbulent affair with Aristotle Onassis, who threw her over for Jacqueline Kennedy. Playwright McNally is also obviously commenting on how the human desire for love can derail even great artists. While Callas cruelly mistreats very young Sophie (Shannon Chan-Kent), she is less nasty with Sharon (Melanie Krueger) and downright complimentary to Tony (Frédérik Robert). Once each of them is allowed to sing—constantly interrupted by Callas’s criticism—they provide some of the evening’s highlights, especially Robert who reduces Callas to tears. Maybe this is opera for those of us who don’t like opera and perhaps some of us will risk Tosca or Macbeth now. But more than the play itself, it’s a vehicle for an actor and there’s great pleasure in watching Chiarelli climb into Callas’s skin for a while. She wears it well. —Jo Ledingham joled@telus.net

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Vancouver Canucks and other NHLers took on the UBC Thunderbirds men’s team for a charity game that raised approximately $200,000 photos Kevin Hill and attracted thousands of diehard hockey fans young and old.

Charity hockey game a relief for Canucks fans Megan Stewart Staff writer

Like cold cream for a broken bone, the charity hockey game hosted by Kevin Bieksa Wednesday night between pro players and the University of B.C. men’s hockey team wasn’t a fix for the NHL season but gave fans three periods of welcome, momentary happiness. A crowd of more than 5,000 was eager to see the Canucks take to the ice and take on anyone. Of course, the Vancouver Canucks weren’t on the ice. A team of hockey professionals, Bieksa’s Buddies, wore home team white NHLPA jerseys and hosted the T-birds at Doug Mitchell Sports Centre. Before the puck dropped, Bieksa told the T-birds—who are more accustomed to entertaining a crowd of hundreds, not thousands—“You guys remind me of the guys from Slap Shot in those jerseys. This is going to be awesome.” He thanked volunteers and told the crowd, “I don’t know who you’re cheering for… sounds like the Thunderbirds.” The varsity players impressed. Ben Schmidt opened the scoring five minutes into the first frame and the T-birds put their first two shots past Cory Schneider to lead 2-1. Schneider allowed three goals on the first nine shots he faced and endured catcalls from the crowd.

Both are only natural for a Vancouver goaltender in October. After the game, a large press corps crowded close to the players and someone remarked, “It’s like it’s the frickin’ Stanley Cup.” UBC head coach Milan Dragicevic described it as an all-star game. The T-birds ran up the score 7-3 by the end of the second period and equalled Bieksa’s crew of 23 shots. The student athletes wouldn’t score in the third however, and Manny Malhotra popped home the pros’ 42nd shot of the night for the goahead, game-winning goal. Bieksa’s Buddies won 8-7. The score was but an incidental detail. “It was fun just to think about hockey for a night,” said Schneider. “It felt like a game. They’ve got some guys who can shoot the puck—a couple of those one-timers under the bar, you just tip your cap. It was the most fun I’ve had giving up seven goals.” The fun, freewheeling game briefly hushed the nagging reality of the NHL lockout and the squabbling millionaire players and multimillionaire owners. Hockey was a game again and everyone played along. Late in the game, T-bird Ilan Cumberbirch was sent to the penalty box and the announcer keyed in on his long, slick hair, “Two minutes… For looking so good at one minute, 57 seconds. Just kidding, it was roughing.”

Daniel and Henrik Sedin played tic-tac-toe and scored, drawing some of the biggest cheers all night. Ryan Kesler and Alex Edler were on the bench as coaches along with Michael Buble who hinted he would skate but whose status at game-time was still up in the air. The co-owner of the WHL Vancouver Giants said a “lower-body injury,” which he also described as “nerves,” kept him from playing. Nonetheless, the Burnaby crooner made the best play of the night by donating $100,000 to the three charities benefiting from the game, Canuck Place Children’s Hospice, The Canucks Autism Network and the Canucks Family Education Centre. The game raised approximately $200,000 in total. Dressed in Canucks colours, wearing scarves, puck-shaped foam hats and signed jerseys, thousands of spectators got a taste of NHL hockey during the NHL lockout. But it wasn’t completely satisfying. “It’s a tease,” said Neil Lonzon, who drove from Langley to watch the game with his wife and their two-year-old son “It’s a big-time tease. We do miss the real thing.” In something like a regular season NHL game, scalpers purchased $20 tickets for the charity match and tried to sell them at marked-up prices. One pair was offered on Craigslist for $300. Bieksa and Daniel Sedin reprimanded this behaviour, and Sedin said scalp-

ers “should be embarrassed.” Outside the UBC ice rink Wednesday afternoon, one man was offering tickets to the game. He said he was a Canucks season ticket holder and also scalps tickets outside Rogers Arena. “You musta seen me there, I’ve been there for years.” He said he purchased 10 tickets to the charity game and had so far sold six at $40 each. The game made for a special night for Sarah Revill and Micah Reid, who regularly attend Canucks games through the winter and build their social life around hockey. Revill uses a wheelchair and the married couple said they acutely feel the loss of the NHL hockey season so far. “We’re just beside ourselves,” she said. Reid added, “That’s the only thing we look forward to in the winter. We can’t go out if it’s raining or snowing. [Hockey] is one of those things we look forward to: hibernating and watching hockey.” “We never forget about the fans,” said Malhotra. “We never lose sight of that. It’s just fun to play in front of fans again.” Bieksa said he hopes to organize a second charity game if the NHL season is further postponed. mstewart@vancourier.com See more photos at

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Instead of appearing like it wants to be a monster truck, the new Durango comes across as the family vehicle that it’s meant to be. rango back, from the firm seats and smallish interior to the sometimes sluggish V6 powertrain. What this means is that the Durango is a good vehicle with a lots of solid features, but may have a difficult time competing with some of the higher volume competition from Ford and GM. So what is it that makes you want to like the Durango? It’s the potential—underneath it all there’s the promise of something very rewarding. If you equip the Durango with the right

options and you are able to get a great discount on it, the vehicle can go from being an average SUV to something special. Design There’s nothing spectacular about the Durango’s exterior styling and it’s certainly not pushing the envelope, but the 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 propor-

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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 290hp and 260 lb-ft of torque,

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You might appreciate the smooth lines of its exterior and the cool crosshairs grille of the 2012 Durango —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. 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 truckbased 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 lacking. Instead, it’s a handful of minor annoyances that hold the Du-

equipped with a five-speed automatic. The R/T model gains a 5.7L HEMI V8 with 360-hp and 390 lb-ft of torque, as well as a sixspeed 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 of the line. The V8 is obviously 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 US, but every Canadian Durango comes with standard all-wheel drive. That drops the towing power a bit, but the Durango still posts best-inclass 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. Perhaps the biggest complaint about the Durango is the interior space, which feels smaller than it should in such a large vehicle. Continued on next page


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Durango suffers only from minor annoyances Continued from previous page Cargo space is so-so, 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 somewhat acceptable. Upper models come with a standard power liftgate, but the mechanism is a tad slow. 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. Additional features, available as options or on higher trims, include an auto-leveling 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 Lots of minor annoyances. The bottom line A decent 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. With a daring new design and unibody construction, the current Explorer represents a significant departure from its boxy, truck-like 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, off-road-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 V6 with 270-hp and 278 lb-ft of torque and employing a classic, body-on-frame platform. Toyota offers a wide range of SUVs, from the RAV4 and Highlander crossovers to the rock-hopping FJ Cruiser and full-size Sequoia, with the long-lived 4Runner fitting somewhere in the middle. editor@automotivepress.com

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Acura’s ungainly truck-crossover ZDX will be missed by at least one person Continued from previous page Cute trick, but the curious mind wants to know—what would it take to get a venti double-shot, non-fat soy latte with whipped cream and caramel topping? You’d probably have to jump the car over a parked bus or something.

Ferrari’s Enzo-replacement to bow at Detroit auto show

To be perfectly frank, I haven’t been interested in a Ferrari supercar since the F40. The 458 Italia? Yes, it’s a desperately pretty thing, but it’s not a supercar in Ferrari terms—it’s a volume seller. Ferrari hasn’t really produced a true supercar since the Enzo, and while that particular machine was a huge improvement over the just-plain-ugly F50, it never really captured the imagination the way the F40 did. And anyway, the 458 Italia whips the Enzo around Ferrari’s own testing racetrack. Not to worry, as Maranello’s been hard at work on a world-beating supercar that will again raise the prancing horse head and shoulders above competitors like McLaren and Porsche. Dubbed the F70 for now, expect V12 power, Formula 1-style KERS (an extra boost of electric power) and somewhere in the neighbourhood of 900hp. It all sounds great, but please let it look like a proper supercar, and not some gill-slashed doorstop.

Tesla’s pricey servicing raises ire

Last week I was lucky enough to get behind the wheel of a Tesla Model S and blast on up the Sea-toSky, leaving only a trail of exhausted electrons. It’s a

glorious machine and faster than half the dull-witted V8 super-sedans out there on the market. Unfortunately, you have to pay to play, and owning a Tesla isn’t going to be cheap. While the basic car prices out in the mid-$60Krange, service costs are around $600 per year—and that doesn’t include tires. Now, if you’re coming out of a big-block Mercedes-Benz AMG, perhaps this isn’t so bad. However, you have to wonder what they’re doing for the money—there’s no oil to change, nor coolant. Worse, failure to comply with dealer-servicing means you void your warranty— though I suppose owners weren’t going to be doing any backyard maintenance themselves anyway. This stands in stark comparison to Tesla’s Supercharger fuelling stations, which will reportedly provide charging for free.

Acura axes ZDX

I may be the only person in the world sad to see the end of Acura’s somewhat ungainly truck-crossovercoupe-thingy, the ZDX. Just announced, this will be the final year for the cuttlefishshaped machine. Too bad, as it was a pretty interesting vehicle, and the similar BMW X6 always sold well. You know what I think the problem was? Not enough power. I know, I know. I hear you saying, “Well, that’s just your answer to everything.” True enough I suppose, but imagine how good the ZDX could have been if it employed the hybrid all-wheel-drive that’s to be featured in the new RL (and re-launch of the supercar-beating NSX). We bid it a sad farewell,

Tesla’s $600 a year servicing plan is not winning the company many fans.

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REG GERMAN SHEPARD Pups, 2 m, 3 fem, plush/sables, blk/tan/ red. $1500 obo. 604-625-7890

5040 BERNESE Mountain Dog puppies. Familly raised,vet checked. $1000. 604-940-2218

REAL ESTATE 6002

Call 604-708-9897

MAPLE TABLE $350, four chairs $235; Garden Harvest dishes, 64 pcs $175. Call: (604) 307-0404

Christmas Corner Fairs/Bazaars

3508

Helen Beltramello, CGA

GARAGE SALES 2080

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

HORSE BOARDING available in Port Coquitlam. Westside Stables. Full/Semi/Self Board. For more information call Sandy 604-941-5434 cel 778-388-5434

FOREST LAWN SideXside plots, WHISPERING PINE, LOT #114, GRAVES #7 & 8. $30,000 or best offer. Call: 604-298-0459 2 SXS Burial Plots in Valley View Memorial Gardens, Garden of Last Supper area. Price includes plot, vault, and opening and closing for each site. Asking $7000 each. Call: (778) 5740717 email: stuartutor@shaw.ca

Wanted to Buy

CALLING ALL QUILTERS We’re looking for quality fabric in excellent condition. Want to clean out some of your stash? email: quiltfabric@shaw.ca

3505

Burial Plots

Above Ground plot in a mausoleum $29,000. Located in prestigious Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Burnaby. Above ground, plot in a garden mausoleum setting. Permits burial for family of four. Incls two exterior decorative vases. Priced at market value. 604-272-7250 or 604-874-2423

2135

STAMPS wanted Collector looking to buy stamp collections. email: swisshouse@shaw.ca

Antiques

Ex BIG CAMBIE MOVE, Desks, art, ceramics, tea wagon, islamic furniture, persian rugs, dvd’s, records, Canadian furniture, old glass, round butter prints, old kitchen items, and tools 604-876-8206

2015

Food Products

To advertise call

604-630-3300

IMMACULATE 984SF 2br condo insuite laundry, mountain view 40+ bldg $95,300 604-703-3839 see uSELLaHOME.com id5543

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

SURREY CENTRE ½ block to mall, skytrain, SFU, 668sf 1br+ den $227,900 604-572-9095 see uSELLaHOME.com id5609

One call does it all... LARGE 2200SF 3br 2.5ba reno’d 3 lvl tnhse w/unique loft on 3rd floor, $269,900 604-799-0213 see uSELLaHOME.com id5578

604-630-3300

UPPER LEVEL end unit 1200sf 2br 2ba townhome +55 complex updates $209,900 604-574-3987 see uSELLaHOME.com id5616


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2012 THE VANCOUVER COURIER

REAL ESTATE 6008

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-34

For Sale by Owner

W.End/Down/ Yaletown

For Sale by Owner

6015

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 $399,000 negotiable. No HST. 604-824-1892

Vancouver East Side

104-2600 E 49th Ave. $308,500 Price Reduced! 2 BR, 845 sf Great loc, nr bus/shops Pat Ginn, Sutton Call for further details 604-220-9188 or email pginn@sutton.com OPEN HOUSE Sat Oct 20 2pm-4pm

6008-40

6015

6008-42

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

2BDRM/1.5BTH INVESTMENT Property in Lower Lonsdale. 862sq ft w/ 800sq ft patio. $289,000. Call: (604) 961-4349

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

WALNUT GROVE $435,000. TOWNHOME, End Unit Private Greenbelt Lot 2000 Sq.Ft. 3Bed 3.5 Bath To View 604-838-5958

Houses - Sale

6020-01

1 BD top floor in Chilliwack granite counters, 9’ ceilings, stack w/d. elec f/p. Secure underground parking. $149,000. 604-795-7367

2BDRM+DEN/2BTH CONDO for Sale Owner must SELL. Helen 604-762-7412 $269,500.See on http://propertyguys.com/propert y/index/id/69236

PRICE Reduced Abbotsford 35014 HIGH DRIVE 2400 sq.ft. 5 bed, 2.5 bath, incl. in-law suite. Private back yard. $380,000 obo. (250) 702-3415

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

●DIFFICULTY SELLING?●

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6020-02

4 BDRM 3 bth 2300 sq ft finished living area. Backs onto K-12 Unity Christian School. $360,900. Call 604-701-1820 PropertyGuys.com ID# 149592

AGASSIZ NEW 2350sf 3br 2.5 Bath, high end finishing, huge master $369,900 604-614-1489 see uSELLaHOME.com id5603

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

CULTUS LK gardener’s dream 1160 sf 2 br 1.5 ba rancher, a/c 50+ complex $68K 604-858-9301 see uSELLaHOME.com id5400

OWN THE land, 1092sf 2br rancher style mobile home, kids OK, $179,900 604-824-7803 see uSELLaHOME.com id5541

PRICE REDUCED, 1280sf 3br 1.5ba ½ duplex, large 4480sf lot $229,900 604-792-9287 see uSELLaHOME.com id5511

6020-08

SOLD

SAVED $15,000 in commission ID # 149873 PropertyGuys.com

Coquitlam

6020

Houses - Sale

6020-12

Ladner/ South Delta

W. LADNER ½ block from the Fraser Riv,1600sf 3br character home, $545,000 604-617-3748 see uSELLaHOME.com id5599

Langley/ Aldergrove

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

ALDERGROVE SXS DUPLEX 80K below assessment. $3K/mo rent $527,900 firm 604-807-6565 see uSELLaHOME.com id3428

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5505

Legal/Public Notices

Notice to Creditors and Others

Re: The estate of Roy David Castle, deceased, (also known as Roy Castle) formerly of Vancouver, British Columbia Creditors and others having claims against the estate of Roy David Castle are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the Administrator c/o Landmark Law Group 780 - 1333 West Broadway, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 4C1 on or before November 9, 2012, after which date the Administrator will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Administrator then has notice.

6020

Houses - Sale

6020-14

Langley/ Aldergrove

32A AVE, Aldergrove. SOLD by Owner using PropertyGuys.com Saved Commission – You can too Call Rod 604-626-6027 Propertyguys.com

56 AVE Langley – 2 bdrm condo. SOLD by Owner using PropertyGuys.com. Saved Commission – You can too. Call Rod 604-626-6027: Propertyguys.com

ALDERGROVE, 710 sq ft, 2 bdrm mobile home with nice addition. Rear deck, yard and storage shed only $25,000. Call 604-607-0519 see Propertyguys.com ID 76519

cont. on next page

5505

Legal/Public Notices

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Notice is Hereby Given that Creditors and others, having claims against the Estate of Eileen Helen Armstrong, also known as Eileen H. Armstrong and Eileen Armstrong, formerly of UBC Hospital – Purdy Pavilion, 2211 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 2B5, Deceased, who died on May 17, 2012, are hereby required to send the particulars thereof to the undersigned Agent for Executor at Suite 1201 – 510 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1L8, on or before November 19, 2012 after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received. Solus Trust Company Limited, Agent for Executor

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

RE: The Estate of JOHN CLIFFORD HODGSON, deceased, formerly of Vancouver, British Columbia Creditors and others having claims against the estate of John Clifford Hodgson are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claim should be sent to the Executor at Harper Grey LLP, Suite 3200, 650 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC, V6B 4P7 on or before November 12, 2012, after which date the Executor will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executor then has notice. Nancy Cammisa, Executor

NOTICE OF INTENT RE: LIQUOR CONTROL AND LICENSING ACT HOURS OF SALE FOR A LIQUOR PRIMARY LICENCE

Abbotsford

AT ASSESSED value 2200sf 5 br 2.5ba backing onto greenbelt suite pot $379,900 604-557-2205 seeuSELLaHOME.com id5618

Chilliwack

RANCH PARK 3136sf 7br 3.5ba fabulous vu, below assessment on CDS $699K 604-498-2616 see uSELLaHOME.com id5595

www.GVCPS.ca / 604-786-4663

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

3BDRM/2.5BTH BEAUTIFUL 2 STOREY HOME ON A QUIET CUL-DE-SAC IN CLOVERDALE Excellent location in desirable neighborhood. Close to schools, transportation and shopping. Bright open plan. $552,000. Call: (604) 575-4686

6020-06

5505

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Houses - Sale

Chilliwack

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QUIET FAMILY AREA South facing 3861 sq ft custom home (6028 sq ft lot) in Fleetwood/Tynehead, Surrey... 6 bedrooms, den/study, 3 1/2 bathrooms, maple kitchen. Large master bedroom has a BIG walkin closet, and beautiful mountain views. Neutral colours, bright and light throughout. Sweeping, double sided staircase. In-house vacuum system. In-law suite downstairs has 2 bedrooms, maple kitchen, laundry, separate entry and a large games/media room. Landscaped garden, private back yard, covered patio, hot tub, cedar deck. Primary school is a 3 minute walk, Surrey Sports & Leisure Complex (ice rink & pool) is a 2 min drive. 16939 - 84 Ave, Surrey. REDUCED to $689,800 Call 778-227-6253

6020

6020-14

Real Estate

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

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

For Sale by Owner

Burnaby

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

Mission 3 br 1900 sf many reno’s incl new roof, 4 car gar + 1600 sf shop $635,000 81322 PropertyGuys.com id#81332

6015

Abbotsford

UNIQUE LARGE Seymour River estate for sale, 5500 sf on 15,000 sf river property, a nature paradise. B&B potential! $ 1,655,000 Serious inquiries only. aci.immigration@shaw.ca

6020-06

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

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

6020-02

6020-04

6020 EXECUTIVE LIVING gated 1864sf 4bedroom 2.5bath, main floor master bedroom, 19+ adult complex $568,900 604-575-7636 see uSELLaHOME.com id5552

Houses - Sale

6 BDRM 4 bth, 4294 sq ft home w/ legal suite. Situated on lge lot with unbelieveable view. Many new upgrades & special features. $566,900. Call 604-751-1465 PropertyGuys.com ID#149399

DUNDARAVE HOUSE 2 stories, part view, finished bsmt, 4 br, 4 ba, office, lrg kit/family rm, 3 car heated garage, nr schools/shops 3,900 sf + encl solarium, lot 8,139 sf, $2,588,000. 604-730-9912

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

S. Surrey/ White Rock

6020

A49

RETIRED OR 45+ ? Great Rancher in Quiet Gated Community in Chilliwack, 2 BR, 2 f/bath, all appls, 1200sf, a/c, gas f/p, dble garage, maintenance free yard, strata fee $136mo. Reduced open to reasonable offers. Mint cond! Open House call for date/time 1 604 625-3498

An application has been received by the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch, Victoria, BC, from Texas Mickey Holdings Inc. operating 1181 at 1181 Davie Street, Vancouver, BC, to change the hours of sale on Monday through Sunday nights from the currently approved hours between 11:00 am and 2:00 am, Monday through Sunday to 9:00 am to 3:00 am, Monday through Sunday Residents and owners of businesses located within a .8 kilometre (1/2 mile) radius of the proposed site may comment on this proposal by writing to: THE GENERAL MANAGER LIQUOR CONTROL AND LICENSING BRANCH PO Box 9292 Stn Prov Govt Victoria BC V8W 9J8 PETITIONS AND FORM LETTERS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED

VENDOR FINANCING @2.95% 900sf shop, sub dividable 1.213 acre + Superior 3357sf – Energy Efficient home c/w legal coach house suite – Little Mountain $869,500 604-792-5063 see uSELLaHOME.com id5620

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THE VANCOUVER COURIER FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2012

REAL ESTATE cont. from previous page

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6020-14

Houses - Sale

Maple Ridge/ Pitt Mead.

6020

Houses - Sale

6020-34

Surrey

Houses - Sale

6020-34

MAPLE RIDGE, Open House, Sun, 2pm-4pm, 21587 128th St, 6 BR hse (legal 2 BR ste) 3 baths, detached garage, .88 acre view lot, $729,000. 604-250-9007 See www.t-rahproperties.com.

6020-26

CHIMNEY HTS like new 4100sf 8br 6ba w/main floor bedroom, 2 suites, $649K 604-441-9652 see uSELLaHOME.com id5563

GAY ST Fort Langley. SOLD by Owner using PropertyGuys.com Saved Commission – You can too. Call Rod 604-626-6027 : PropertyGuys.com

SOUTH LANGLEY double-wide mobile home, 1152 sq ft. 2 bdrms, wheelchair access, Club house & gym in park. $73,500. Call 604-533-3149 Propertyguys.com ID 76149

SOUTH LANGLEY Immaculate 1042 Sq Ft 2 bdrm mobile home, 55 yrs+ park, RV parking, low pad rental $87,900. 604-514-5059 Propertyguys.com ID 76059

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

6020-30

OCEANFRONT 4700SF 5br 3½ bath main fl br, 6286sf lot, suite potenl $1,949,000 604-469-1813 see uSELLaHOME.com id5606

WALNUT GROVE, excellent neighbourhood, beautifully updated, 3605 sq ft, 5 bdrms, 3.5 bth $719,900. Call 604-888-5394. Propertyguys.com id:76394

WILLOUGHBY NEW 3034sf 6br 5ba w/legal 2br basement suite quiet cr, $599,900 604-649-6030 see uSELLaHOME.com id5607

INVESTOR ALERT Clayton 1.27 acre ppty w/1944sf 3br 2.5ba home $1,299,000 778-574-2519 see uSELLaHOME.com id5613

6020-36

FLEETWOOD ACROSS from School, reno’d 2600sf 6br 5ba w/suites $579K 604-434-3482 see uSELLaHOME.com id5577

2 BR + bsmt house, 1/2 acre lot, rented, 13690 Bentley Road. Reduced. $695K 604-324-0655

Tsawwas.

6020-38

BOLIVAR HTS beautifully updated 1600sf 3br rancher, 7830 sf view lot $399K 778-394-0228 see uSELLaHOME.com id5562

LANGLEY BUILD your dream home, secluded 5 ac view ppty, well inst $649,900 604-825-3966 see uSELLaHOME.com id4513

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

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.

Other Areas BC

HOPE, FISHERS dream 1850sf 4br 2ba rancher on lg ½ ac lot mtn vu $287,900 604-869-3119 see uSELLaHOME.com id5611 GUILDFORD 1900SF 3br 2ba w/basement suite on huge 8640 sf lot, $498,000 604-613-1553 see uSELLaHOME.com id5608

GUILDFORD NEW 4889sf 9br 6½ ba, main fl br, 2 suites river +mtn vu $899,900 604-649-6030 see uSELLaHOME.com id5610

Okanagen/ Interior

6050

Out Of Town Property

1996-30 ft. Corsair 5th Wheel. #20 in South Valley RV Park, 7th Ave. across from Christie Park on Skaha Lake. Steps to beach. Great lot, lease $389/mth. R.V. $15,900 Call: 778.867.8735

NANAIMO, OCEAN View 1283sf 3br 2ba 4yr old home on .11 ac lot $319,900 604-308-8266 see uSELLaHOME.com id5556

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

6050

6025

Industrial/ Commercial

108 - 185 FORESTER ROAD. N. Van. Prime office/light industrial, highly visible, facing DOLLARTON HIGHWAY, 820SF, 604-984-0836

BUENA VISTA Ave White Rock Spectacular view building lot with older 2 bdrm rental home $879,000 Call 604-837-5373 Propertyguys.com id: 77100

INVESTMENT PPTY 2800sf 6br 4ba w/2 suites, rent $2,650 .5ac lot, $485,000 604-809-1177 see uSELLaHOME.com id5205

CEDAR HILLS 2140sf 5br 2ba w/bsmt suite, huge 7200sf lot, updates, $549K 778-320-7506 see uSELLaHOME.com id5568

NEWTON NEW 2200sf 5br 3.5ba ½ duplex with 2br bsment suite $475K incl. HST 604-728-1419 see uSELLaHOME.com id5591

NORTH VAN Prime area, corner of Lonsdale/Esplanade, 2128sf, + mezzanine, zone retail/comm, 3 parking stalls, fixtured luxury office. $2.5M, 604-984-0836

CHIMNEY HTS 3600sf 7br+den 6ba w/2 suites quiet cul-de-sac 4600sf lot $669K 604-866-3515 see uSELLaHOME.com id5597

QUEEN MARY large 3700sf 7br+ den 5ba on 7869sf lot, 2br side suite $754,900 778-688-3621 see uSELLaHOME.com id5615

VANC DNTOWN medical office 672sf+188sf common area near St Pauls hp $375K 604-572-2785 see uSELLaHOME.com id5509

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

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

Out Of Town Property PORT ALBERNI reno’d 2000 sf 5br 2 ba with 2 br basement suite 2 laundries $210K 604-542-1995 see uSELLaHOME.com id5537

PRINCETON, BC 15.78 acres Panoramic views, hydro, well, pumphouse, & septic installed. $384,900. 1-250-295-1811 p15.78@hotmail.com

FLEETWOOD RENO’D 2140sf 4br 3ba, large 7100sf lot, bsmt suite $559,000 604-727-9240 see uSELLaHOME.com id5617

Surrey

6040

TYNEHEAD 3800SF 5br 4.5ba executive home 12,077sf lot, with side suite, $875K 604-575-7311 see uSELLaHOME.com id5350

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

Richmond

22351 SHARPE Ave Richmond, 3 storey, 2425 sq ft, 5 bdrm, 4 bath Set up to have a suite, $778,000. Call 778-835-0019 see Propertyguys.com ID: 76019

358 Pine St, Cultus Lake, BC Fabulous & Affordable Cultus Lake Property. Cleared & with approved building plans ready to go. Priced to Sell! More info at: www.shaunagold.com

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

6020-52

6020-34 WALNUT GROVE, desirable location, elegent 3 stry, 3372 sq ft, 6 bdrms, 4 baths, $718,900. Call 604-250-6978. See Propertyguys.com id:76978

Port Moody

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

Lots & Acreage

CHILLIWACK BUILD 5000sf Home, 10,742sf serviced flat bldg lot $279K 604-798-5050 see uSELLaHOME.com id5536

CUSTOM BUILT, 2200sf, 3BR+ den, 2.5 bath, new fixtures, 7300sf lot, $659K, 604-943-9600

6020-32 SOUTH LANGLEY Mobile Home SOLD by Owner using PropertyGuys.com. Saved Commission – You can too Call Rod 604-626-6027 : PropertyGuys.com

18983-72A AVE Surrey, 1321 sq ft 2 brdm, 2 bath t/h in well managed complex, extensive upgrades, $314,000. Call 778-571-1544 See Propertyguys.com ID: 76544

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

6030

Surrey

Langley/ Aldergrove

CAMPBELL VALLEY Park 5 acres, executive estate home 6162 sq ft, 8 bdrms, 5.5 bths, carriage-house garage, 2 suites, barn, board-fenced $1,498K Call 604-880-0462 see Propertyguys.com ID:76465

6020-24

6020

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

BIRCH BAY WATERFRONT REDUCED. Quality cust 3 BR, del mstr, 2 f/p, lrg dck/balc, priv beach w/stairs, amazing views/sunsets! $598,988. Windemere Real Estate RANDY WEG • 360-305-5704

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. $250,000. Call 604-462-7292

SURREY TYNEHEAD 1ac dev. ppty into 5.5 lots starting Jan 2013, $1,399,000 604-951-8777 see uSELLaHOME.com id5566

6035

Mobile Homes

ABBOTSFORD 1100SF 2br 2ba double wide, must be moved off site $20K OBO 604-850-6498 see uSELLaHOME.com id5315

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

HOPE, PRICE reduced, large 2376sf 3br + den 3.5ba on .23 acre lot, large workshop, view, solarium $299,900 604-869-7554 see uSELLaHOME.com id4889

Real Estate Investment

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

LANGLEY RENO’D sxs duplex +1/2ac lot, rental income $2,200 /month $479,900 604-807-6565 see uSELLaHOME.com id3186

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

6065

Recreation Property

3 BR, lrg kitchen/lving room, 1300sf seasonal, Gambier Isl. Sea Ranch $325K 604-266-6191 CULTUS LAKE beautiful year round RV site grt location, low fees, all ament., $117,500. 1-604-795-9785

CHILLIWACK MUST be moved 1130sf 2br 2ba mobile w/2 addItions $10,000obo 604-795-7570 seeuSELLaHOME.com id5612

6040

6052

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Okanagen/ Interior

North Delta

OPEN HOUSE SAT 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 Westburn. dan@realestatehomes.net

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

MERRITT HERITAGE style 3070 sf 4br 5ba on 9.9ac lot detached shop, view $949K 250-378-8857 see uSELLaHOME.com id5592

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 alanweeks@comcast.net

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

HATZIC LAKE Swans Point, 1 hr from Vanc incl lot & 5th wheel ski, fish, $148,500 604-209-8650 see uSELLaHOME.com id5491


REAL ESTATE 6065

Recreation Property

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Recreation Property

HOME SERVICES ????

8075

Carpentry

SKILLED CARPENTER 15 Years + Experience

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

LADYSMITH, 3 bdrm house, nr Nanaimo Airport, oceanfront, moorage, move-in ready, newly renovated, includes revenue suite, virtual avail 604-984-0836

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 obo. Lot 33 - 30860 Trans Canada Hwy Yale BC. Ph 1-604-792-6764

Framings, Finishing, Renos, Backyard Ventures. Residential / Commercial Good References

604-506-7062

8055

HATZIC LAKE 1 hr drive from Vanc, 2 vacant lots 1 is lakefront $70K is for both 604-240-5400 see uSELLaHOME.com id5588

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

RENTALS 6508

Apt/Condos

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

6508

8060 6565

Apt/Condos

WATER VIEW, 2801-1188 Quebec St, 3B, 2BA, 1928sf, balcony, 3 parking stalls, lease, no pet, no smoking, $3980, now, Eric 604-723-7368 (Royal Pacific Rlty)

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

6540 LANGARA GARDENS #101 - 621 W. 57th Ave, Van Spacious 1, 2 & 3 BR Rental Apartments & Townhouses. Heat, hot water & lrg storage locker included. Many units have in-suite laundry and lrg patios/balconies with gorgeous views. Tasteful gardens, swimming pools, hot tub, gym, laundry, gated parking, plus shops & services. Near Oakridge Centre, Canada Line stations, Langara College, Churchill High School & more. Sorry no pets. www.langaragardens.com Call 604-327-1178 info@langaragardens.com Managed by Dodwell Strata Management Ltd.

OCEAN FRONT boat access only 2 yr old 1600sf 3br 2.5ba 30min from W Van $799K 778-998-9141 see uSELLaHOME.com id5424

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Houses - Rent

CADILLAC 3 bdrm 2 bath, view, 1 mnth free, close to sky train, $2650 inc util 604-926-5797

EXEC. 5 BDRM House. 8588 Adera St. Van, carpet, rad heat. ns/np.$3,000/mo 778-552-5389

apts/condos

office/retail suites & partial houses

warehouses

townhouses

homestay

shared accommodation

To advertise in Rentals call 604-630-3300

Office/Retail Rent

BBY Lougheed/Boundary 2 offices 102sf - $715/mo & 109sf - $800/mo, bright, lrg meeting room, kitchen, parking; − more services avail. Info call: 604-777-1808 Extn 8110

6570

Out Of Town

Whistler Creek Side, Ski Season, 3 BR, 2bath, 1/2 duplex, 6 appls, jacuzzi, ns/np, 604-263-5749, mellip@telus.net

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

2 BR large, Victoria / Marine Dr, new house, close to bus & shops, $1100 incl utils, n/s n/p, avail Nov 1 778-551-2487 2 BR on main floor avail Now, inste w/d, h/w flrs, Kerrisdale, walk to schl/shop/bus, ns/np, 604-738-9258 or 604-230-5522 Clean 2 BR upr ste Collingwood/ Norquay area, 4 appls, nr bus/ school/shops, ns/np, Now, $1250/mo + utils, 604-725-6002 Kerrisdale/Dunbar, 1 Bdrm, bright quiet bsmt ste, $975 incls uitils/net, w/d, NS/NP, nr UBC, avail now 604-263-2390

Concrete

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

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

604-253-0049

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

8071

Drafting/Design & Decorating

DRAWINGS & PERMITS Renos, Additions, New Call 604-729-2279

8073

Tim Stephens' Astral Reflections Aries March 21 - April 19: A month of mysteries begins Monday. Research, be a detective. Some valuable keys, secrets, methods and treasures lie “under the surface.” These will not be quick, spectacular findings, but “entry ways” to slow, steady, stable and quiet growth. Look at the powerful people you admire: most of them are the slow, steady type. For three years, emulate them in money, investment and “power play” areas. Same period, you’ll also be puzzling your way through a new sexual atmosphere. You might want sex less, or see it as a ladder to higher status, or be attracted to an “age difference.” Taurus April 20-May 20: A month of critical relationships starts Monday.You might meet someone (now or anytime in the next two and a half years) whom you’ll wed. This person might be noticeably younger or older than you, or more conservative. (That would be hard to be!) Loyalty will be an important factor; things will develop slowly. Midweek’s romantic. If you’re married, you’ll note (now to 2015) that your mate grows older, yet seems wiser, more full and gentle. Until mid-November, your physical fires/urges burn hot, affecting sex and health. Same period, take care with investments, fire and chemicals. Gemini May 21-June 20: Chores consume you over the next few weeks – you might as well dive in and get them done. They won’t be easy – now to 2015 work will progress slowly, with large jobs, probably connected to your finances or an investment. (E.g., you buy a farm, then have to work hard.) You might wander into hard work through a sexual attraction. (Remember Pinocchio at Donkey Island? Sunday might contain hints of this.) Far travel, legal, intellectual and educational matters fill a sweet, inspired Monday/Tuesday. Be ambitious Wednesday/Thursday. Hopes, flirtations rise late week. Home’s sweet.

Cancer June 21-July 22: Romance, pleasure, beauty, sports, speculation and charming kids fill the weeks ahead. You’ll ride a winning streak. Every November is important to single Cancers for the decade ahead, as it is your romantic time, during an interval (2008-2023) that can bring true love (or true enmity, depending on your attitude). If you’re married, promote your children’s talents and creativity: this will prevent their alienation, make them “happy partners” in your plans for them. Tackle chores early week. Wednesday/Thursday bring gentle, mellow love and understanding. Late week, be ambitious. Leo July 23-Aug. 22: Your home, family, property, security, retirement, nutrition, soul and stomach – all grow in importance over the month ahead. And all create more work (to 2015). It’s a great time to relax, be in nature, take long naps, and grow close to family members. Money’s still mildly lucky (good investments Thursday after 9:30 a.m. PDT). Romance – and your creative and gambling urges – remain intense through mid-November, but balance risk with security, romance with your need for rest. Tackle chores Sunday. Relationships, Monday/Tuesday. Mellow understanding comes late Friday p.m., Saturday. Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Letters, emails, errands, travel, paperwork and casual friends fill the weeks ahead. These activities will be slower, take more effort than usual, now to 2015. They might also bring you love – e.g., you meet while travelling, or via email/ internet. The month ahead is not hugely important, so relax in your busyness. Your temper is showing on the home front (and will, to mid-November). This is not a good interval to move into a new abode, nor to “test” a lover. (That said, you’re still loved this week!) Relationships, meetings excite Wednesday/Thursday. Sex, money are lucky Saturday.

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Wayne The Drywaller

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8080

Electrical

# 1167 LIC. Bonded. BBB, lrg & sm jobs, expert trouble shooter, 25 yrs exp, low prices. 617-1774 A. LIC. ELECTRICIAN #19807 Semi-retired wants small jobs only. 604-689-1747, pgr 604-686-2319 A Lic’d. Electrician #30582. Rewiring & Reno, Appliance/ Plumbing. Rotor Rooter and Hydro Pressure Jetting Service, 778-998-9026 or 604-255-9026 Free Est / 24/7 LIC. ELECTRICIAN #37309 Commercial & residential renos & small jobs. 778-322-0934.

8087

Excavating

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8105

Flooring/ Refinishing

Hardwood Floor Refinishing Repairs & Staining Installation Free Estimates

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8125

Gutters

Edgemont Gutters. Sales & Install 5’’ continuous gutter, minor repairs, cleaning. 604-420-4800

WEST SIDE GUTTERS - 15% OFF 604-722-1105 POINT GREY ENT. All Gutter Services Call 604-379-2641 Professional Powerwash Gutters cleaned & repaired Since 1984, 604-339-0949 Waters Home Maintenance Gutter Cleaning, repairs, windows Free estimate 604-738-6606

8130

Handyperson

Golden Hardwood & Laminate & Tiles. Prof install, refinishing, sanding & repairs. 778-858-7263

Flooring/ Refinishing

Drainage

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8105

ALWAYS DONE RIGHT WITH INTEGRITY

VINCE’S MAGIC Drywalling & textured ceiling repairs. Bonded 604-307-2295 / 778-340-5208

Cleaning

✫✫A CLEAN SWEEP ✫✫ Reliable Housecleaning service. 778 836-9970 ✫✫ 604 987-9970 LINDELL BEACH - Cultus Lake 2 bd, 2 bth, extensively reno’d 1905 sq ft home. Asking below assessed value $495,000. 604-716-4258 PropertyGuys.com ID# 149728

Drywall

A51

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

8120

Glass Mirrors

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RENOS • REPAIRS 9129 Shaughnessy St., Van.

732-8453

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Commercial/Residential

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

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8125

Gutters

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8155

Landscaping

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Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: The month ahead features money, earnings, buying and selling – and sensual relationships, memory, rote learning, and values. It’s a good time to buy used or sturdy, lasting items – watches, heavy machinery, tools, even land. All these things, from sex to rote learning, will proceed a little more slowly than usual, and at greater effort – still, they offer stability. You’re restless, quick to travel, talk, argue, make friends (to mid-November). You might meet a mate while travelling/writing. Monday/ Tuesday are romantic. Tackle chores midweek. Partners, potentials appear Saturday! Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: A month of personal power begins Monday – venture out, seek favours, approach VIPs, take charge of circumstances and people, and start important projects. You’re more talkative than usual – use this to make connections. (Mercury goes retrograde in mid-November, so hurry with those projects – and begin to ease up, be patient, by early November.) Money flows to you and through you – stop the bleeding. Friends remain charmed, love looks happy, promising, all week. Think over those financial, sexual actions: waiting (to February) might be wiser. Romance, midweek! Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: A celebratory mood fades. For the weeks ahead, be self-protective, rest and rejuvenate, contemplate, plan, study the situation. Be charitable and spiritual, honour old obligations, and deal with government, institutions and corporate head offices. Your luck in the 2012June 2013 interval comes from relationships, from pleasing others. This week holds secrets, confidential meetings and approval from higher-ups. Your creative and romantic intensity, determination are high to mid-November, but your “presence” is low – proceed cautiously, diplomatically – but enjoy, too!

Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Your energy and charisma continue high Sunday – impress someone! Chase money Monday/Tuesday – luck rides with you. Monday begins a month of celebration, optimism, popularity, light romance, entertainment, group affairs, and wish fulfillment. In everything you do, realize you are building a new future, and a new social structure. It can take a decade, but you’ll get there. (Now to September 2015 brings the deepest, most significant wishes, future and “social engineering.”) Talk, travel, paperwork and communications fill Wednesday/ Thursday. Head for home Friday eve, Saturday. Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: You’ve been highminded, idealistic, gently loving, and culturally aware. But the weeks ahead urge you to get practical, to pursue ambitious goals, butter up VIPs and show your skills. Rest Saturday. Your energy soars Monday/ Tuesday – impress someone, start a “career” project. (Monday Best, as your money intuition is high, ideas inspired.) Chase money,buy/sellWednesday/Thursday – Thursday’s better for fashions, luxury items. Chatter, casual friends, errands and paperwork fill Friday p.m., Saturday. Your financial and sexual luck remains high this week. Males befriend you. Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: A month of depth and mystery ends; Monday begins weeks of understanding, gentle joys, love, far travel, culture, international affairs, import-export, higher education, publishing and similar idea-related interests. This zone will proceed slowly for the next several years, but it won’t hurt you – in fact, it offers a certain buoyancy or protection. Your thoughts will often wander during the weeks ahead, but be warned: bosses and higherups are short-tempered into mid-November. If you’re alert, there’s more money available. Rest, lie low early week. Your energy soars midweek. timstephens@shaw.ca • Reading: 604-727-3673


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Lawn & Garden

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Masonry

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www.hillcrestplumbing.com

HOME SERVICES

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8205

Paving/Seal Coating

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8220

Plumbing

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Renovations & Home Improvement

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604-722-1105 AMBLESIDE ROOFING

All types - Reroofs & Repairs Insured/WCB 778-288-8357

Stucco/Siding/ Exterior

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

8309

Tiling

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

8315

Tree Services

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

8335

Window Cleaning

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

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

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

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


AUTOMOTIVE 9102

Auto Finance

9110

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Collectibles & Classics

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

9125

Domestic

2005 FORD Focus Z, $7,888, 96K EH135959 Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

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Luxury Cars

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

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Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

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

9155

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

1997 LANDROVER Defender(s) 90, 5 spd diesel, mint, 60,000km, from desert $29,000 1-780-945-7945 or 604-926-7087 lancebright@hotmail.com

9155

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Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

2005 Acura MDX 122,700 kms Excellent Condition, many nice luxury features. 3rd row seating makes this a very reliable and safe family vehicle $16,000 email: jthomson0621@gmail.com

O.A.C. DL#61030

9110

Collectibles & Classics

1963 FORD FALCON Futura, auto, 6cyl, 2 door hardtop, low mlg, new paint and brakes, $7500 604-874-4397

1964 FORD FALCON 289, auto, 2 door, hardtop, totally restored, $6,900. Call 604-585-2397

1967 DODGE Cornet 500, beautifully restored, $25,500 obo, 604-946-2932, 604-916-9249

1968 THUNDERBIRD 429 quadra jet, 2 dr cpe, reblt mtr, new brakes &lines & paint, $9,500 604-376-8363

1986 CHRYSLER TC Woody Wagon, Town & Country, all origional, loaded. $2,350. Consider trade. 604-534-2997

1986 PONTIAC FIREBIRD, red, v6, 2 dr, 50k, a/c, auto, exc int, 1 owner, $6500. 604-533-3191

1989 JAGUAR XJS coupe, V12 159 K, pristine cond $7,500 obo. Priv sale, call Bob 604-986-8516

1989 PORSCHE 944 Turbo, white on burgundy, all rcrds, new exhaust, 5 spd, a/c, Ltd slip, great cond! $15,900 Call 604-943-0945

2006 CHEVY MALIBU, very clean, auto, a/c, 4 cyl, 100k, runs good, $7,500. 778-855-5206

2006 CHRYSLER SEBRING TOURING (2.7L), 96,000kms, Fully loaded: auto, air cond., p/w, tilt/cruise, keyless entry, pwr. driver seat, am/fm CD, dual airbags, fog lights, new battery. No accidents / good cond. Asking $7,500 (Surrey) 604-715-7469

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

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

1989 BENTLEY Eight, Immac, 68,000 kms, gorgeous charcoal/ tan, no accidents, show winner $19,900 obo 604-889-2525

1993 Mazda MX-6 LS Mint. Automatic 171,000 kms. V6, Auto, AirCrd, Lady owned. Receipts, too much to list. $3,900 Call: (778) 689-6094 1995 JAGUAR XJR-S, 4 door, luxury sedan. Safe, solid, sensuous, reliable. 21-24mpg, $12,000 Firm. Dr. Nomm 604-924-5442

2007 FORD Focus SE, 4 dr, AC, auto, pwr grp, 68k kms, $4900 604-439-9840 or 604-612-5122

1997 Lincoln Town Car Signature 268K. $5,000 Call: (604) 316-2527 Great Car

1991 Pontiac Grand Prix 4 DR Fully loaded,kept inside,in family from new $2995.604-899-6119

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1999 BENTLEY Arnage Stunning sapphire on cream interior. Quick 4.4L twin turbo. Non smoker, No accidents. Mint. Looks new! $44,900. Call 604-889-2525

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

2002 Honda CR-V EX Automatic 33,000 kms. One driver, excellent condition, no accidents, Dealer maintained, receipts available. New front brakes. $11,700. 604-732-3190

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

9145

Scrap Car Removal

THE SCRAPPER

SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 2004 Jaguar X-Type Automatic 93,500 kms Excellent condition. $10,500 Call: (604) 786-0941 email: juliekemble@hotmail.com

1993 PLYMOUTH Sundance 126 K, 4 dr, w/hatch, 2.2L, $2400 obo. Great 1st car 604-809-6353 2011 Dodge Charger SE 1,700 kms. Very cool,mint,smells new! $24,600obo. Gord 778-300-2538

1997 BUICK Skylark GS, 170,000 km, no accid, clean runs grt, $1850 604-924-2608

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

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! $82,980. 604-781-7614.

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1997 CADILLAC Deville, 4 door, 166K, blue, loaded, 1owner, exc cond, $5500 obo, 604-946-7039

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Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

1990 GMC Sierra 2500 233,670 kms, 4X4, 5 speed manual transmisson. $5500 (604) 803-5674

2007 BMW 525I, black, loaded, leather, sunroof, very clean, 130K, $24,900. 604-999-4097

Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

1992 Ford F-150 XLT 4x4 Automatic 103,400 kms 5.8 L Engine. Great condition. Good tread on tires. Canopy. $4495 604-882-5961

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

1979 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe Auto,153,000 kms,asking $8,900 604-492-2220

1981 LINCOLN Town car, signature series, stock, collector plates, $3500 obo 604-792-6367

2001 TOYOTA Camry, auto, pwr pkg, exc cond, no accid, 150,000 km, $5,700. 604-724-4262

2004 CHRYSLER Sebring, $3995. Stock# Y12061A. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

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Luxury Cars

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

1986 HARLEY Davidson SLHTC, loaded with options, 34K km original, show bike, collectors plate, $13,000, 604-946-4553

1998 HONDA Goldwing SE + Champion Daytona 2+2 conv. sidecar, loaded, 36K, new cond, classic, $14,900. 604 945-0376

2002 Nissan Pathfinder 172,000 kms, Chilkoot Edition, power everything, A/C, $6,500 Call: (604) 591-7526

2005 HYUNDAI Santa Fe, 108K, Auto,air cond.,FWD, Hankook tires, silver. Clean, well maint. $10,500. Phone 604-792-4517

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

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

1996 JEEP Grand Cherokee, V8 auto, 178,000km, no accidents, 1 owner, $3,995 604-290-8012

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

2006 Ford F150 XL, 4X4, 5.4L, extended cab, seats 6, long box, canopy, A/C, 107K. $12,950. must sell! (604) 773-4235. 2008 FORD Pickup Lariat, 49,000km, loaded + +, $37,500 Must Sell! 604-313-2763

2003 ACURA MDX Touring, leather roof, $17,888. EH04650 Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES 2H

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

1976 MGB Roadster. British racing green colour. 4 speed. New top and carpet. Engine work done. $6,995. 604-591-8566

2004 CADILLAC Deville, $5995. Stock# K12405B. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

Domestic 2008 Chrysler Sebring Automatic 32,400 kms. Grannie summer driven. No accidents. Reduced price! $13,900. Call: (604) 820-1002

1999 SUZUKI Grand Vitara, fully loaded, 4 door, all wheel drive, white, $8500. Call 604-518-3166

2005 FORD Escape XLT, 4WD, 6cyl, auto, white, grey interior, new brakes, 95,000km, $8900obo. 604-813-6934

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

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

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

1998 FORD F150, 4x4, auto, Triton V8, 4.6L, silver, trailer tow pack, 6 ft box, aircared. $3650. 604-255-5453

2002 Ford Escape Black w/ Grey Auto, V6, 2 WD, A/C 6 disc Cd, 199,500 Kms Clean Good Cond. $6,500. (778) 772-5513

1969 MERCEDES Benz 280S, collector plates, excellent condition, $8500. 604-723-3654

1971 CHEVY Suburban, 3 dr 350 automatic, body work all done, needs paint and interior, air cared. $4500 obo. 604-769-4799.

2007 YAMAHA RI Dark Red & Black Double & Single seat cover 12600 KM Custom Front & Rear Lights Twin Black Carbon Fibre Akrapovic Exhaust - Very fast and awesome, Mint Condition (Cloverdale) $7900 Call 604-788-0060 -

2010 TRIUMPH American Motorcycle, 900 cc, never driven, $8700. 604-533-4962 morn/eve 1990 Bentley Mulsanne S Flagship. Mint. 43k. Priv. Sale $25,000. 604 644 6061

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

2005 KAWASAKI EX500R Ninja, 16K, stored 2 yrs, 1 lady owner, $3000 obo, 778-788-8136

2009 MITSUBISHI Outlander XLS, $22,988, 74K EH04185 Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108 2003 FORD Explorer, $7995. Stock# S12089A. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

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

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

2004 BMW X5 4.4i, fully equip, 131K, $18,888 Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

2004 GMC Yukon XL, auto, 244Kms, 2WD, p/s, p/w, cruise. $6950. Jim 604-377-5751

2007 FORD ESCAPE, V6 XLT 4WD 3L, 64k, Exc.Cond. $12,900 obo. Must sell! 604-522-6877

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

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Sports & Imports

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

1991 MERCEDES BENZ 300C. Auto, new tires. 111,000 km. Exc condition. $7,500. 604-786-6495

1992 BMW 325i Auto 87,000 km, one lady owner, exc cond, no accident. $6,800. 778-829-8663

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Sports & Imports

1992 SUBARU Loyal S/W, 4 cyl, auto, aircared, pwr grp, exc cond, all rec. $1950 obo. 604-433-3039 1994 MERCEDES C280, 85K, grey, fully loaded, extras, exc cond, $10K obo, Ladner 604-940-6460 1994 MERCEDES E320. Silver, blue leather, 269K km. Aircared, 4 snow tires. $4,500. 604-521-0691 1994 PONTIAC Trans Am GT red with grey int., well maint., lady driven $4800. Serious inquires only. Ph 604-997-2583

1997 JAGUAR XK8 cpe, black, blk lther int, 84,000 ks, full load, all records, DB7 rims, sport pckg $13,900 obo. 778-889-6557 1997 TOYOTA Camry LE. 4 drs, 4 cyl, auto, a/c. Well maintained. Aircared. $2900. 604-936-1270

2000 AUDI S4 2.7T, 6sp, 4wd. Black with black leather interior. Upgraded exhaust, turbos, and more. 219,000 km $9800 778-229-0283

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

2001 HONDA Civic. Std, 4dr, 182 K, new tires, fully serviced, $4000. Call: (604) 984-8913.

9160

Sports & Imports

2003 INFINITI M45,excellent local, no acc, loaded, luxury, fast, auto, $12,500, 778-995-3862

2003 MAZDA Prote´ge´ 5, 5 spd, 140K km, new water pump, timing belt & front wheel bearings, sunroof, pwr windows, locks, cruise, aircared, nice cond. $7,000. 778-227-2010

2004 HYUNDAI Elantra 79 K km, 5 spd, 2.0L, 4 cyl, new clutch, a/c, loaded, $6500. 604-980-0051

2004 JAGUAR X-type 102,000km, Auto, 2.5, V6, no accident $10,500. 778-862-6891

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

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Sports & Imports

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

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Sports & Imports

2009 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE/ BUG 35,500kms, automatic, fully loaded, sunroof mfgr., warranty car proof available, $16,500 serious buyers please, Call 604-836-1014.

2006 BMW 325i 79,000km Immaculate condition!! $16000 OBO - Moving & need to sell (778) 388-0007

2009 Volkswagen GTI Golf. DSG/18" rims/leather/power S/R. New tires. 65,000 kms. Factory warranty. $21,600. (604) 731-9739

2006 HYUNDAI TIBURON SE. 103K km. Leather, mint, sunroof, a/c, CD, alarm. 2.0 L, 4 cyl. No accid. $9600. 604-839-6253 2010 BMW 328XI, AWD, loaded, metallic black sapphire with black interior colour, never smoked in, no accidents, auto steptronic $29,900. 604-821-0440, 778-242-5503 Serviced at Brian Jessel BMW 2006 MERCEDES Benz SLK280 premium pkg, auto, low kms retract hard top, receipts since new, $24,800. 604-734-8861

2006 SATURN Ion, $5995. Stock# K12438A, Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331 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

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.

2002 BMW 525i Agent maintained, 200,000km. Fully loaded, exc cond. $7K (778) 991-4001

2002 C240 Benz, 4dr, auto, silver/ blk leather, lady driven, 280K, excl cond, $4500. 778 893-8151 2002 HONDA Civic, 4 dr sedan, auto, prestine cond, 151 K, fully serviced, a must see, asking $5400 obo. 604-852-3506

2002 HONDA Civic SI, auto, 2dr, ac, sunrf, 103K, exc cond, incls winter tires, $5800, 604-916-2634

INFINITI G35 2003, exc. cond. power all, m.green, 83,000 km. $13k OBO. Call: 604.721.4414 2004 MAZDA 3, $6995. Stock# Y09152C. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

2005 NISSAN Altima 2.5 Sl, rebuilt 4 cyl, very clean, 177 km, s/roof, loaded $6,000. 778-889-6166

2007 KIA Rio 5, 5 dr, blk, 5sp, 1 owner, 72K, exc cond, incls winter tires, $7500 obo, 604-603-2548

2010 MITSUBISHI Lancer, $10,995 Stock# AB10249A. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

2003 KIA Sedona EX 2tone silver /grey, 3.5ltr,auto, pw/ps, am/fm, cd, 5dr, 7pass, cloth seats, roof rack, 171K, $3900 604-820-0486

1992 PROWLER 5th Whl, with hitch, needs fridge, good cond, $3500 obo, 604-992-5478

1995 FLEETWOOD Coronado, very low miles, new tires, sleeps 6, excellent cond. $13,950 obo, Call 778-822-2475

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Boats

1998 NOMAD 5th Wheel 25 ft. 1 slide; Standup/walk around Bdrm $12,000 604-796-2866 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 $4500 obo. Ph 604-858-5624 Chwk

1980 SAN JUAN, 7.7, 5 good Sails, good motor furling, good condition, $5800, 604-568-2050 1999 Jayco Eagle 5th Wheel 28ft Must see, in great shape. $8,400 Call: (604) 240-2793 or email: merrittgirl@hotmail.com.

1982 COMMANDER excellent. condition Bowen Island, $18,000 604-947-92140

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

2003 NEWMAR Dutch Star, 3 slides, 39’, 65,000mi, full paint freight liner Chassis, 330 Cat engine. Computer desk, solid desk oak cabinets. $73,500. Ph 604-846-5046 Chwk 2004 PLEASUREWAY Plateau M/H, Mercedes Benz diesel, Mi. 61,588K, Immac cond & loaded. $54,900. Ph 1-604-220-5005

2007 TOYOTA Camry LE, 4 dr, special leather, auto, 89K, f/load, $14,800 obo, 604-808-9518

2007 VOLKSWAGEN City Jetta, $5995. Stock# V12762A, Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

2012 MAZDA 3 GX, power group, $15,888 Sigature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

2012 MAZDA 5 GS, 2 to choose, fr $19,888 Sigature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

2007 Volkswagen Rabbit 129,000km Single owner. Fully loaded, sunroof, heated seats, 5speed $10,500 604-329-6735 2007 YARIS 4DR SDN AUTO pw pl green $7,888 #2791785 WWW.KEYWESTFORD.COM 1-866-549-8503 301 Stewardson Way, New Westminister

2012 MINI Cooper Convertible, auto, black, fully loaded, 2400km, not a demo, cost $35,000, sell $31,000, 604-971-3179 NEED CHEAP AUTOBODY ? www.cheapautobody.ca 604-341-7738

2008 SUZUKI Swift, $5995. Stock# AB10272, Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

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

2006 GEORGETOWN XL, 35’ 9', 3 slides, V10, 20k miles, tow car avail, $52,000 604-948-5048

2007 CHEROKEE 18ft trailer, FULLY LOADED. Incls warranty. Sleeps 7, awning, f/bath, A/C, full size fridge & stove. Very light & easy to pull. Incls hitch & stablizer bars! $11,000. ★ 604-939-5002

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

2008 31 ft Colorado RL 5th Wheel Private sale. 3 slides. 4 awnings. Rear living room. Mor/ ryde hitch and suspension. Like new condition! Check this video http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=YdKBKukigg8 Asking: $27,000. 604-751-1573 2008 ALPENLITE 31ck Ltd Edition, 3 slides, ex cond, retail $80K, ask: $49,500, obo 604-814-5071

2008 ITASA SUNOVA 29R MOTORHOME 41,000 kms V10 Ford engine, automatic HD Shaw Direct satilite dish, 2 slide outs, Jensen entertainment 12 volt HDTV, viper alarm system, 2-80 watt solar panels, 2400 watt inverter, 2 awning curtains for back and side, front and side window shields, ducted air conditioning with heat pump, excellent condition ready to go. $69,900 Call: (604) 755-0423 or email: gwandres@shaw.ca

24’ SEA RAY 240 turn key & go, eng i/o, GM V8, surveyed, good shape. $6500. 604-552-3961

BOAT FOR SALE 17’ bowrider/ 144hp io/ready to go $5,000 Call: 604-703-0133 email: gljohnson248@telus.net

1989 Prowler/Cooper 19’, 4.3 Merc. inboard, dry-storage kept, loaded, like new, $18,000 obo Call: (604) 921-9433

SAILBOAT/CS 27 Deep Cove NV. $12,000 Call: (604) 929-5278 email: taylor5278@shaw.ca

9522

2008 NASH 25’ 5th whl, q bed, rear kitchen, 1 slide $19,000. Ph 604-792-2201 Chilliwack 2004 TITANIUM model 32E 37DS, 2 slides, mint cond, 1 owner, $27,900. 604 535-8688

2009 BIGFOOT 30MH28TE Top of line, immaculate, loaded, low kms, $88,650. 604-230-7546 KEYSTONE 2 slide light low km, 2 qn beds, sleeps 8, ext kitch,$13,900 Call:604-988-1408

40’ MOUNTAIN Aire, Dsl pusher Like new. incl tow jeep. $79,000. Ph 604 795-9967 2005 SIERRA 30ft 5th wheel. Slide. N/S. OBO $18,000. Call: (604) 888-7717

RV’s/Trailers

Vans

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

RV’s/Trailers

PREVOST RV Prevost RV.8V92 DD w/ 5 spd auto trans. Low miles. $95,000. 604-313-6694

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

2012 MAZDA 2 GX, 2 to choose from $15,888 Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

9522

1996 31’ Motorhome retiring from RV’ing, exc cond, mechanically sound, all papers, loaded, Reas offers accepted. 604-746-5898. Abby

2008 DODGE GRAND Caravan, 54K, like new, Michelan tires, $13,900. 604-922-7367

2010 VW Tourag, 39km, touch screen nav, leather, luxury pkg, trailer hitch, moon roof, push button start, very clean, no acc, $43,000 obo, call 604-351-5631

9173 2005 VW CABRIOLET automatic, immaculate, no accidents, 85500 km. $9,999 obo. 604-341-6543

RV’s/Trailers

2010 Ford Mustang GT Premium Manual 12,000 kms Limited Edition Roush Stage 3, 4.6 liter, 540HP, 510 ft/lb torque, warranty to 2016, mint condition! $46,000. Call: (604) 540-7036 email: bbengtson@shaw.ca

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

2005 SATURN Vue, $6995. Stock# V12275A. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

9522

2002 WINDSTAR (Ford) 145 kms, good cond., $2975. 604-392-3909 after 4pm or all day wkends

2011 NISSAN Versa, $12,888, 53K EH87924 Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

2005 HONDA Accord, EXL V6, , 78,850km, $13,888 Sigature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

2005 MERCEDES SLK350, $25,888, 69K EH59568 Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

1995 FORD Windstar Minivan,165,500km, air cared, gd cond, $2000, 604-347-8238

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

2007 BMW 525i 88,400km Premium Pkg, loaded $21,900 obo. 604-532-9292

2005 KIA Amante, $7995. Stock# Y11239B. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

Vans

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

2007 FORD MUSTANG GT, fully loaded 22,000 kms, $29,500. 604-721-4228 2001 Toyota Celica GT Auto 138,000 kms -many extras $8,950. Call: (604) 690-6235

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TOYOTA HIACE CAMPERVAN 90 2.8l deisel,auto, camp in comfort $15,400. 604-275-3443

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

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Offer includes delivery, destination and fees of $1,477 and $3,477 cash savings‡ (some conditions apply). BASED ON A PURCHASE PRICE OF $17,472. Offer based on 2013 Forte Sedan LX MT. Forte SX shown$

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Offer(s) available on select new 2012/2013 models through participating dealers to qualified customers who take delivery by October 31, 2012. Dealers may sell or lease for less. Some conditions apply. Offers are subject to change without notice. See dealer for complete details. Vehicles shown may include optional accessories and upgrades available at extra cost. All offers exclude licensing, registration, insurance, other taxes and down payment (if applicable and unless otherwise specified). Other dealer charges may be required at the time of purchase. Other lease and financing options also available. **0% purchase financing is available on select new 2013 Kia models on approved credit. Terms vary by model and trim, see dealer for complete details. Representative financing example based on 2013 Optima LX MT (OP541D) with a selling price of $23,572 is $134 with an APR of 2.49% for 60 months, amortized over an 84-month period. Estimated remaining principal balance of $6,794 plus applicable taxes due at end of 60-month period. Delivery and destination fees of $1,455, $1,200 “3 payments on us” savings, other fees and certain levies (including tire levies) and A/C charge ($100, where applicable) are included. License, insurance, applicable taxes, variable dealer administration fees (up to $699), PPSA and registration fees are extra. See dealer for full details. !“Don’t Pay for 90 Days” on select new models (90-day payment deferral) applies to purchase financing offers on select 2012 and 2013 models on approved credit (2012/2013 Sportage/Sorento/Sedona excluded). No interest will accrue during the first 60 days of the finance contract. After this period, interest starts to accrue and the purchaser will repay the principal and interest monthly over the term of the contract. ¥3 Payments On Us offer is available on approved credit to eligible retail customers who finance or lease a select new 2012 Soul 1.6L MT/2012 Soul 1.6L AT/2012 Optima/2013 Optima/2012 Sorento/2013 Sorento/2013 Forte Sedan/2013 Forte Koup/2013 Forte5 from a participating dealer between October 1 – October 31, 2012. Eligible lease and purchase finance (including FlexChoice) customers will receive a cheque in the amount of three payments (excluding taxes) to a maximum of $350/$350/$400/$400/$550/$550/$350/$350/$350 per month. Lease and finance (including FlexChoice) purchases are subject to approved credit. Customers will be given a choice between up to $1,050/$1,050/$1,200/$1,200/$1,650/$1,650/$1,050/$1,050/$1,050 reductions from the selling/leasing price after taxes or dealer can issue a cheque to the customer. Some conditions apply. See your dealer for complete details. Offer ends October 31, 2012. #$500 Winter Tire offer is open to retail customers who finance or lease an eligible new 2012 or 2013 Kia vehicle from a participating Kia dealer between October 1 and October 31, 2012 inclusive. Eligible models include 2012/2013 Rio 4-Door and Rio5, 2012/2013 Forte Sedan, Forte Koup and Forte5, 2012/2013 Sorento and 2012 Soul 1.6 L AT or MT models. $500 can be redeemed, at customer's choice, towards the purchase of a winter tire/tires for their new Kia vehicle, in the form of a cheque in the amount of $500 or as a reduction of $500 from the negotiated selling price (before taxes) of the new vehicle. Some conditions apply. See your Kia dealer for complete details. Offer ends October 31, 2012. %Bi-weekly finance payment (on approved credit) for new 2013 Sorento LX AT (SR75BD)/2013 Sorento 3.5L V6 LX AT (SR75ED)/2013 Optima LX MT (OP541D) based on a selling price of $28,667/$31,267/$23,572 is $146/$165/$134 with an APR of 0%/1.49%/2.49% for 60 months, amortized over an 84-month period. Estimated remaining principal balance of $7,576/$8,439/$6,794 plus applicable taxes due at end of 60-month period. Delivery and destination fees of $1,650/$1,650/$1,455, $1,650/$1,650/$1,200 “3 payments on us” savings, $500/$500/$0 winter tire credit, other fees and certain levies (including tire levies) and A/C charge ($100, where applicable) are included. License, insurance, applicable taxes, variable dealer administration fees (up to $699), PPSA and registration fees are extra. Retailer may sell for less. See dealer for full details. !Cash purchase price for 2013 Forte Sedan LX MT (FO540D) is $13,995 and includes a cash savings of $2,427 (which is deducted from the negotiated selling price before taxes and cannot be combined with special lease and finance offers), $1,050 “3 payments on us” savings, delivery and destination fees of $1,455, other fees and certain levies (including tire levies) and A/C charge ($100, where applicable). License, insurance, applicable taxes, variable dealer administration fees (up to $699), PPSA and registration fees are extra. Based on the Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price of $17,472. Retailer may sell for less. Available at participating dealers. See dealer for full details. ‡$2,427 cash savings on the cash purchase of an eligible new 2013 Forte Sedan from a participating dealer between October 1 – October 31, 2012. Cash savings is deducted from the negotiated selling price before taxes and cannot be combined with special lease and finance offers. Some conditions apply. See your dealer for complete details. "Model shown Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price for 2013 Sorento 3.5L SX AWD (SR75XD)/2013 Forte SX Luxury AT (FO74XD)/2013 Optima SX Turbo AT (OP748D) is $43,045/$27,150/$35,550 and includes delivery and destination fees of $1,650/$1,455/$1,455 and A/C charge ($100, where applicable). License, insurance, applicable taxes, other fees and certain levies (including tire levies), variable dealer administration fees (up to $699), PPSA and registration fees are extra. Retailer may sell for less. Available at participating dealers. See dealer for full details. !Highway/city fuel consumption is based on the 2013 Sorento 2.4L GDI 4-cyl (A/T)/2013 Forte Sedan 2.0L MPI 4-cyl (A/T)/2013 Optima 2.4L GDI 4-cyl (A/T). These estimates are based on Transport Canada’s approved criteria and testing methods. Refer to the Government of Canada’s EnerGuide Fuel Consumption Guide. Your actual fuel consumption will vary based on driving habits and other factors. Some conditions apply to the $500 Grad Rebate Program. See dealer or kia.ca for details. Information in this advertisement is believed to be accurate at the time of printing. For more information on our 5-year warranty coverage, visit kia.ca or call us at 1-877-542-2886. KIA is a trademark of Kia Motors Corporation and Kia Canada Inc. respectively.

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WEEKLY SPECIALS 100% BC Owned and Operated Prices Effective October 18 to October 24, 2012.

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

Grocery Department Four O’clock Tea Fair Trade

assorted varieties

Meat Department

Farmcrest Specialty Roasting Chickens

Way Better Sprouted Tortilla Chips

never frozen

assorted varieties

2/5.00

2/5.00

16 bags product of USA

WOW!

156g

PRICING

assorted varieties

assorted varieties

227-340g product of Canada

Ruth’s Hemp Power Breakfast Chia Goodness

5.99lb/ 13.21kg

2/6.00

3.99

225ml product of USA

Endangered Species Chocolate Bars assorted varieties

Deli Department Roasted Specialty Chickens

4.49

assorted varieties

4/5.00

3/3.99

170g • product of USA

40-45g • product of USA

.50 off

regular retail price Parmigiano Promotion!

4.99/100g

reg 5.99

Happy Planet Fresh Fruit Smoothies

Sharwoods’s Indian Sauces and Chutney

assorted varieties

2/7.00

assorted varieties

from 3.39

946ml

250-395ml • product of UK

+deposit +eco fee product of Canada

B.C. Grown

assorted varieties

assorted varieties

2/6.00

2/5.00

740ml • product of Canada

Zevia All Natural Sodas

Kikkoman Sauces

assorted varieties

assorted varieties

6/3.96

from 2.19

355ml • +deposit +eco fee

Spartan Organic Apples from Harvest Moon

WOW!

PRICING

Amy’s Kitchen Organic Soup

Maison Orphée Classic or Delicate Olive Oil

bags or bins

10% off regular retail price

Health Care Department Desert Essence Products

10% off regular

retail price

Harness the nourishing power of natural desert botanicals. Beauty Blooms in the Desert.

750ml • product of Italy/Argentina

from 2/4.00

Nature’s Gate Hair Care

from 6.79

500-522ml

package of 12

Weleda Skin Food

14.99 9.49

Rice Halloween Cupcakes pack of 4 or Gingerbread Cookies pack of 2

1.00 off

assorted varieties

71g

28.2g

Combat stubborn dryness with essential fatty acids and vitamin E by using Weleda’s Skinfood containing organic sunflower seed oil.

regular retail price

398ml • product of USA

3lb product of Canada

Organic Tamari Pumpkin Seeds

Sugared Ginger or Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies

5.99

3.98

Bulk Department

600g

Rice Bakery 148-591ml • product of USA

2lb

product of Canada

PRICING

Sourdough Multiseed Bread

946ml • product of USA

2.98

WOW!

Kitchen Basics Cooking Stock

Eco Max Dish Liquid

8.49

Bakery Department 3.49

product of USA

Mixed Bell Peppers

regular retail price

Kind Fruit and Nut Bars

assorted varieties

PRICING

B.C. Grown

half

Amande Creamy Almond Yogurt

2.98lb/ 6.57kg

WOW!

1.00 off

85g • product of USA

340g product of USA

California Grown

whole

2/4.00

assorted varieties

Organic Red Seedless Grapes

2.99lb/ 6.59kg

Beef Stewing Meat

Tofutti Spreads and Slices

St. Dalfour Spreads

Produce Department

WOW!

Seminars & Events at Choices Markets South Surrey, 3248 King George Blvd. Wednesday, October 24, 7:00-8:30pm.

PRICING

Managing Our “Crazy” Hormones

Look for our

with Dr. Allison Patton, ND of Mountainview Wellness Centre.

WOW!

Cost $5. To register call 604-541-3902.

PRICING

www.choicesmarkets.com Kitsilano

Cambie

Kerrisdale

Yaletown

Rice Bakery

South Surrey

2627 W. 16th Ave. Vancouver 604.736.0009

3493 Cambie St. Vancouver 604.875.0099

1888 W. 57th Ave. Vancouver 604.263.4600

1202 Richards St. Vancouver 604.633.2392

2595 W. 16th Ave. Vancouver 604.736.0301

3248 King George Blvd. South Surrey 604.541.3902

Choices at the Crest 8683 10th Ave. Burnaby 604.522.0936

Kelowna 1937 Harvey Ave. Kelowna 250.862.4864

Vancouver Courier October 19 2012  

Vancouver Courier October 19 2012

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