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Members of UBCC350 marched on Christy Clark’s constituency office to protest Enbridge’s pipeline.

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Dozens of protesters and community members marched on Premier Christy Clark’s constituency office in Vancouver Wednesday to oppose the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline and Kinder-Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion proposals. About 100 people, mostly members of the climate action group UBCC350, gathered at Almond Park in Dunbar to prepare for the march with protest signs, trumpets and saxophones and fake pipeline props in tow. They marched eight blocks to Clark’s Vancouver-Point Grey constituency office on West Fourth Avenue. The protest was part of antipipeline marches and protests at 63 MLA offices across the

province Wednesday. a George Hoberg, UBCC350 spokesman and University of B.C. political science professor, said their march was to encourage Clark to take a stand on the pipeline proposals. “I’m pretty sure they have the message loud and clear. It’s only a matter of acting on that message,” he said. There is no question that [politicians have] felt the political pressure and their position has changed significantly. We’re just waiting for that extra step.” Clark’s current stance on the pipelines is that she will only consider them if the proposals fulfill five criteria, including First Nations involvement, environmental safety and financial requirements. See MARCH on page 4

Popular Chinatown restaurant drops shark fin soup Coun. Kerry Jang makes menu change announcement at Vision fundraiser at Floata Naoibh O’Connor Staff writer Well-known Chinese seafood restaurant Floata has dropped shark fin soup from its menu. Coun. Kerry Jang, who’s campaigned against the controversial but popular and expensive menu item, announced the move at a Tuesday-night Vision Vancouver fundraiser held at the restaurant located on Keefer Street.

Vision has held several events at Floata over the years, but Jang told the Courier the party wouldn’t have been booked there if the restaurant continued serving the soup. Before selecting the venue for the fundraiser, Vision secured a letter of understanding signed by Antonio Hung, a Floata manager, Sept. 29, which states he “[does] not support or condone the serving of shark fin soup in my restaurant under any circumstance

from this day forward.” Hung confirmed the decision when contacted by the Courier. Stepan Vdovine, Vision’s managing director, said since the letter was signed, the party has held two events at Floata—the second annual Women of Vision dim sum brunch in mid-October and Tuesday’s annual fall banquet. “Moving forward it is our policy that venues serving shark fin soup will not be used for any of our out-

reach or fundraising events,” Vdovine wrote in an email to the Courier. Selling shark fin products is legal but critics say the harvesting of them is inhumane and wasteful. City council passed a motion in September to work with Richmond and Burnaby to develop a regional ban on the sale of shark fin products, while the Union of B.C. Municipalities recently passed a motion pushing to ban

the importation of shark fin products to Canada. Jang cited a 2011 Mustel Group poll, which revealed 77 per cent of B.C. respondents of Chinese ancestry are against the importation of shark fin imports into Canada. “That’s very much in line with what I hear from the Chinese community that I’m a part of— the vast majority are saying OK, it’s time to move on. See MENU on page 4


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Continued from page 1 “And it’s really quite generational—so the younger you are, the more likely you have no interest in shark fin,” he said. Jang, a third-generation Canadian who speaks some Cantonese, said his campaign against shark fin products has generated a lot of support in the non-Chinese community, but reaction has been mixed in the Chinese community. Comments published in Chinese media have been particularly critical. David Chung, owner of The Jade Seafood Restaurant and head

Coun. Kerry Jang holds shark fin cartilage given as a gift from photo Dan Toulgoet his mother many years ago. of the B.C. Asian Restaurant and Café Owners Association, was quoted in Ming Pao Sept.

19. According to a translation provided to the Courier of a remark that refers to Jang,

Chung said: “He was born in Canada. He has been influenced by Western Culture since childhood and not familiar with Chinese culture, never mind the deep cultural significance of shark fin and Chinese natural attachment to shark fin. He is not a Chinese! He is a Banana! He is doing this to score some lowly political point! Lots of our restaurateurs have vowed not voting for him next time.” “[The reaction is] a lot better than I thought,” Jang said. “I thought I was in for a real rough ride, but what made it kind of hard was the Chinese

media was really playing up the issues and really trying to sensationalize the issue a bit.” Jang, 50, served shark fin soup at his own wedding in 1993, but changed his opinion about the delicacy six years ago when planning a dinner for his colleagues in the faculty of medicine at UBC. When Jang came up with a suggested menu from a Chinese restaurant, which included shark fin soup, his assistant filled him in on the controversy. On Wednesday, Jang said he’s pleased Floata has also changed its position.

“It clearly sends a message. It really depends on the clientele a restaurant’s trying to attract. In Vancouver’s changing Chinatown, I think the economics are saying you have to go beyond the Chinese community for your business. Places like Richmond, which rely almost entirely on Chinese-only business are going to have a more difficult time accepting it, but I think change is coming.” See related story on page 21. noconnor@vancourier.com Twitter: @Naoibh

March intended to show expanding opposition to Enbridge proposal Continued from page 1 But UBC student and UBCC350 co-founder Gordon Katic said the group takes issue with elements of the criteria, namely the financial requirement. “This isn’t about pittance of revenue that we’d get over the next two years for oil, it’s about creating a real sustainable future and taking a responsibility for our climate no matter what economic gains we get from it,” said Katic.

The name of the group was inspired by 350.org, a global protest movement to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to 350 parts per million from the current 392 parts per million. Hoberg agreed, saying it makes it seem that the premier is willing to “sell off our coast, climate and future.” Other participants, such as UBC geography student Jessica StephensWhale, were concerned about in-

vesting in oil as an energy solution. “I’m concerned for our streams, habitat, ecosystem, and health,” said Stephens-Whale. “It’s putting us back when we should be looking for more renewable sources of energy.” This protest comes just two days after another in Victoria on Monday that drew nearly 2,000 people opposed to the pipelines. But Hoberg said Wednesday’s march was to show politicians the extent of opposition.

“It’s getting bigger,” he said. “Now we’re showing the breadth of operation by targeting 63 MLAs across the province, linking arms and showing that people want to stand up for their coast and stand up for their province.” Clark did not address either the Vancouver protest or Monday’s rally in Victoria. Representatives at Clark’s office did not speak with the protesters. Clark’s office told the Courier the premier

would not provide a statement on the protest. Stephens-Whale hopes the movement may already be too big for politicians to stop. “I feel we’re in the safe zone now almost. We’ve gotten past most of the hard stuff and we’re not going to be able to pursue this anymore because there’s too many people against it.” mickicowan@gmail.com Twitter: @mickicowan

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news Probably just a coincidence, people. After all, the provincial election isn’t until May 2013. Coleman, by the way, is seeking re-election and told me recently he still planned to be in government in 2015—the year he and Robertson believed there would be an end to street homelessness in the city. Wonder where Clark will be in 2015?

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Not so new shelters

So, you’ve probably heard—the provincial government announced Tuesday it will fund four temporary winter shelters for Vancouver. Which is good news for homeless people. But as city hall watchers know, the shelters aren’t really new per se because the government has come up with the cash every winter to open them since Gregor Robertson became mayor in the fall of 2008. Getting that cash, however, has been a grind for the mayor and his Vision Vancouver team. They’ve routinely made a plea to government via the media to ensure the cash rolled in every winter. Not this time, though. Maybe Robertson knew the cheque was in the mail and told his biggest critic of the provincial government—Vision Coun. Kerry Jang—to tone it down this fall. Who knows. My interest this time around is this: How the heck did Premier Christy Clark suddenly become

Local Lance news

Housing minister Rich Coleman was nowhere to be found when Premier Christy Clark announced photo Dan Toulgoet money for winter shelters. Housing Minister Rich Coleman? When the government issued a release Tuesday morning announcing funding for the shelters, I gave it a quick glance and looked for a quote from Coleman. Nothing. Odd, I thought. In the four years I’ve covered the back-and-forth between Vision and government over shelters, Coleman has always been the guy taking the heat and later delivering the good news—either at a press conference or in a news release. He’s a regular visitor to the city

and I’ve been to countless press conferences where he and Robertson are turning sod for new social housing or cutting a ribbon to open a new building. I can’t recall Clark ever being present. So I looked back on some old stories about the shelters, checked with sources close to the housing file and determined that Coleman has never been shut out of a socalled good news story for Vancouver and the provincial government. Must be an oversight, I thought, as I went to Coleman’s website

which is “the best place to keep track of what Fort Langley-Aldergrove MLA Rich Coleman is doing both at home and in Victoria.” No mention of the shelter announcement. How about Twitter? Nothing there, either. Hmmmmm…. But then it all made sense when I tuned into Bill Good’s show on CKNW—just around the same time I received the government release with Clark’s quotes about the shelters and her tweets about the shelters—and there she was, talking…shelters.

Since this whole Lance Armstrong saga is dominating news coverage, I thought I’d add a local angle to the sad story. What’s the Vancouver connection, you say? Well, hate to date myself but I was among the spectators at the Gastown Grand Prix in 1991 when some young kid won the road race. His name was Lance Armstrong. He beat local Tour de France vet Alex Stieda, who was the first North American to wear the coveted yellow jersey, and U.S. cycling star Davis Phinney. Was he doping? Go to the Courier sports section online, find the embedded YouTube video and have a look at the race for yourself. mhowell@vancourier.com Twitter: @Howellings

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Enrolment numbers

The school board confirmed Tuesday evening that enrolment in Vancouver public schools is down more than expected, but funding from the provincial government means the decline shouldn’t affect operations. “I know Surrey had their first reduction in many years and I don’t think they would have any of the cushions we have, so while they have [a] lower level of decline, they may have a bigger budget impact,” said school board chair Patti Bacchus. The Ministry of Education provides funding protection for districts that lose more than one per cent of their students. The Vancouver School Board, which serves 54,000 elementary and secondary students, projected a decline of 500 students. But enrolment has dropped by 788 pupils. Bacchus said human resources held back on staffing so while this decline would otherwise mean the loss of three full-time teaching positions, no jobs will be lost. The district has also lost 139 more adult education students than expected. Bacchus didn’t know why the number of adult students decreased and

School board chair Patti Bacchus confirmed enrolment is down in Vancouver public schools. said school board staff will review the decline. She’s concerned the board’s tighter restrictions on minimum class sizes means more cancelled classes and less access. “What I’m hearing from some of the students is they wanted to take courses, they showed up and the course is cancelled and they, because of their own complications, couldn’t take the course at other times,” she said. “And that concerns me that we might be knocking people out of the system because of our inflexibility that’s budget related.” Associate superintendent Scott Robinson is to work on tracking students who leave the public system.

Sexsmith seismic news

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and operate the old Sexsmith elementary school will permit residential and office uses. The broadening of permitted uses follows a second open house, held Oct. 10, on the use of the 1912/1913 heritage buildings on Ontario Street at West 59th Avenue. The open house was organized after a call for proposals in the spring attracted only one response that the school board rejected. That request asked for proposals for civic, cultural, community or education uses that excluded kindergarten to Grade 12 independent and private schools. School board facility planner Anne Lee said more than 20 people, mostly neighbours, attended the latest open house. As in the past, roughly half of respondents support office and or residential uses. If the second call for proposals is successful, the school board would hope to negotiate a lease agreement in early 2013, and then see the new user consult with the public and receive city approvals. The new user would complete the upgrades and occupy the building after summer 2013 when the new school is complete. If the second call for proposals fails, the school board will consider what to do with the buildings, including demolition. A 2007 school board study estimated it would cost $13.2 million to seismically upgrade Sexsmith’s buildings to school standards and to retain exterior heritage character. crossi@vancourier.com Twitter: @Cheryl_Rossi

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Welfare Food Challenge participants hungry and stressed Cheryl Rossi

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Trish Garner almost gave up the first day she participated in the Welfare Food Challenge. A community organizer for the B.C. Poverty Reduction Coalition, she suffered a bad migraine and hunger. But she continued, surviving on $26 for food for a week, forgoing the steak, crab, garlic bread and salad served at her partner’s birthday party and dining instead on plain mashed potatoes and chickpeas with carrot sauce. The five-foot nine-inch tall woman who started the week at approximately 140 pounds dropped seven pounds in a week. “It was hard to concentrate,” she said. “I was a cranky parent. My hips were really sore.” Garner was one of up to 140 people, including two classes of Lower Mainland high school students, who participated in the challenge launched by Raise the Rates. The coalition of organizations concerned with poverty and homelessness in B.C. estimates $26 is what a single able-bodied person living on the monthly welfare rate of $610 can spend on groceries each week. Par-

ticipants weren’t permitted to use food banks, eat from gardens or accept free food. Garner couldn’t believe the amount of time, space and kitchenware involved in eating on the cheap. She stored leftovers in the fridge. “These are luxuries that most people on welfare don’t have. They’re lucky if they have a hot plate in their room,” she wrote on the Welfare Food Challenge blog. “So, they’d be forced to eat more expensive, prepared food, which doesn’t stretch through the week leaving them going hungry!” Gerry Kasten, a registered dietician of 20 years and a former cook, reported his diet fell short of Canada’s Food Guide recommendations by 17 servings of fruits and vegetables, 17 servings of dairy and one serving of meats and alternatives. “I was short on iron, on calcium on zinc, on B vitamins, vitamin C, a wide variety of nutrients,” Kasten said. “We know such things as a shortage of iron in early childhood leads to irreparable cognitive delays.” Raise the Rates says one in five children in B.C. lives in poverty. Challenge participant Ted Bruce, executive director of Population Health

with Vancouver Coastal Health, was surprised by the amount of anxiety he felt about running out of food. “The research has told us that the pathway to chronic disease for people living in poverty has a lot to do with the stress and lack of control that they had in their lives and that’s what I experienced as well, is that I lost all kind of control over one of the most basic things that we all take for granted and this is getting enough to eat,” he said. Raise the Rates organizer Bill Hopwood noted the 177,000 people on welfare and the more than 500,000 people who live in poverty in B.C. face an ongoing struggle to maintain their health on a poverty diet. Raise the Rates wants the provincial Liberal government to immediately increase income assistance rates to $1,300 a month for a single person living on welfare—which is the federal and provincial government’s MBM for a single person in Vancouver living on welfare—and to index this rate to inflation. It also wants the provincial government to increase the minimum wage to $12 an hour and index it to inflation. crossi@vancourier.com Twitter: @Cheryl_Rossi

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Trying to save Varsity lanes like trying to stop time

The protests against the demolition of the Varsity Bowling Alley and with that the iconic Ridge Theatre has proved practically as ineffective as protesting the passage of time. In spite of the late awakening of organized community sentiment, the block of West Side buildings on Arbutus between 16th and 15th avenues has outlived its economic utility. It was built more than 65 years ago at a time when working class folks formed bowling leagues and the only place to watch what we can now download on our smartphones was the single screen movie theatre. But for some years now that strip of structures in its current configuration has been a business basket case. It was owned, along with a parking lot across the road to the east and two more one block north, by the well known lawyer Arthur Fouks. Fouks’ daughter, Sondra Green, inherited that property and over time, it appears, attempted to accommodate her tenants by giving them what some would classify as “charity level” rents. But by then all of the leases had “demolition clauses,” which would allow the landlord to boot them out in the event of redevelopment. One spark of hope was ignited several years ago when a space previously occupied by two successive grocery stores was leased to Meinhardt’s Fine Foods for 25 years. The unusually long-term lease apparently had no demolition clause. And the gourmet grocer poured a reputed $2 million into the property in leasehold improvements. The catalyst leading to the sale of the prop-

allengarr erty by Green and the subsequent approval this week by the city of Vancouver’s Development Permit Board allowing for the demolition of the block was the severing of that 25-year lease between Meinhardt’s and Sondra Green. Neither Linda Meinhardt nor Sondra Green has returned my calls to comment on the circumstances of that rupture. But I can tell you this: Meinhardt’s Arbutus store was in serious financial difficulty before it closed Dec. 24, 2010 and before the lease was terminated. I know that because of court documents filed by Linda Meinhardt with the Supreme Court of British Columbia earlier that month in the matter of her companies “Bankruptcy and Insolvency.” In that, she states a “variety of factors” including the economic downturn in the local economy, the startup costs for the Arbutus Stores which “greatly exceeded budget,” con-

tinued operating losses at the store and, finally, “legal disputes” with the landlord for the Arbutus store regarding the termination of the lease which cost Meinhardt “invaluable time and financial resources.” Meinhardt retreated to her original Granville Street property and just last month ended up selling that business to the Jimmy Pattison Group of companies. Meanwhile, six months after Meinhardt cleared out of Arbutus Street, Green sold her holdings to Cressey Developments for just over $20.3 million. (One other developer who looked at the property told me he didn’t bid on it because he was concerned about community backlash if it was demolished.) The most valuable piece in the package, the block with the bowling alley and the theatre, which according to Cressey vice president Hani Lammam had the highest development potential, cost $15.6 million. Cressey’s plan got kicked around by the Development Permit Board. They were knocked from five storeys down to four and criticized for not consulting enough with the community. Cressey is in conversation with a number of potential tenants who want to put in a grocery store but none who are willing to underwrite a bowling alley or a theatre. The “Ridge” will be remembered when the sign is rescued from demolition and placed atop the new condo building, as much a statement of today’s economic and cultural values as the theatre and bowling alley were when they were built. agarr@vancourier.com

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In an oil world, we need more Chavez, less Harper Two leaders of two petrostates. Both have been won multiple times in democratic elections. Both have been described as tyrants and great leaders. Both traffic in heavy crude. Beyond that, they don’t have much in common. The first is president Hugo Chavez of Venezuela. The second is Prime Minister Stephen Harper of Canada. You can’t get the first one to shut up (his television addresses go on for hours) and you can’t get the second one to answer a question (his disdain for the press is legendary). Harper is planning to sign a trade deal on Nov. 1 that allows Chinese companies to sue Canada outside of Canadian courts. Incredibly, the lawsuits can proceed behind closed doors, in effect giving Asian firms more clout than Canadian voters, according to Gus Van Harten, a professor of international investment law. “The Canada-China deal undermines basic Canadian principles of public accountability and open courts. It raises dramatically the stakes of Chinese takeovers in the resource sector. If ratified, it will tie the hands of future elected governments for at least 31 years,” insists Harten in a Toronto Star editorial. In contrast, Chavez has nationalized much of the oil industry in Venezuela. In 2007, his government took a majority stake in four oil projects in the vast Orinoco river basin, worth an estimated $30 billion. As a result, the oil giants Exxon Mobil Corp and ConocoPhillips pulled up stakes and filed claims against Venezuela. In 2011, an arbitration panel ordered the country to pay Exxon $908 million. But it’s not like Chavez isn’t shelling out any cash. “France’s Total SA and Norway’s StatoilHydro ASA received about $1 billion in compensation after reducing their holdings,” notes the New York Times. In 2008, Chavez introduced a windfall tax of 50 per cent for prices over $70 per barrel, and 60 per cent on oil over $100. The president is committed to directing a significant share of oil profits to Venezuelans—who just happen to be sitting on top of the nation’s reserves. His populism has made him wildly popular with the nation’s poor and massively unpopular with the nation’s rich. Meanwhile, Harper is much appreciated by foreign oil companies and our nation’s comprador class, even though royalties in Alberta’s tar sands have been among the lowest in the world for years. The petroleum taxes, royalties and revenue-sharing in the petroleum industry in Canada are less than a third of

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geoffolson those in Norway, says Canadian nationalist Mel Hurtig. “No other in the world would have been stupid enough to have agreed to the mandatory sharing and ridiculous pricing provisions of NAFTA,” the former publisher observed in his 2008 book The Truth About Canada. In a recent talk at SFU Harbourside campus sponsored by the Tyee, author Andrew Nikiforuk noted, “If you go to any petrostate one thing you learn very quickly is that oil money can preserve the shelf life of a political party long beyond its expiration date.” The author indicates his own home province, Alberta, which has been ruled by the Progressive Conservative party for 45 years. Similarly, the Republican Party has ruled Texas for 26 years and the PRI in Mexico had a seven-decade reign. Petrostates are often characterized by official secrecy, low taxes, slashed social services and an aggressive disregard for the environment. “Where taxation is absent, populations tend to be politically inactive, relatively obedient and surprisingly loyal,” says Nikiforuk, saying this perfectly describes his fellow Albertans. Alberta Premier Alison Redford does not represent her voting constituents, but rather the resource sector. The democratically corrosive influence of transnational energy extractors goes right to the top in Canada, finding its peak in the PMO. In contrast, Chavez stands out like a sore thumb in the geopolitical scene. Socialist leaders rarely get into power in petrostates, but it happens. After examining the evidence, even those not favourably disposed to socialism in Canada might agree that when it comes to autocrats, this country could use a bit more Chavez and a lot less Harper. But no “northern Bolivarian” is likely to emerge and have a crack at national leadership until we see a supremely pissed off, nation-wide, wide awake electorate. With Canada’s massive foreign ownership, captured media, and tepid political parties, that doesn’t seem unlikely. But if the history of Venezuela is any indication it’s not impossible. geoffolson.com

Contrary to a Wednesday story, the Ridge Theatre is open and will likely remain file photo Dan Toulgoet open until at least March 1, 2013. To the editor: Re: “Denman Cinemas finds new home on Kingsway,” Oct. 24. Unfortunately, Mr. Fleming said that the Ridge Theatre has closed their doors like the Hollywood and Van East Cinemas. Nothing is further from the truth. The Ridge Theatre is open and has been opened since 1950. The Ridge Theatre is

currently showing The Perks of Being a Wallflower, the Rocky Horror Picture Show at midnight on Saturday and Halloween, and opens The Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn Part 2 on Friday, Nov. 16. It will be open to at least March 1, 2013 and maybe longer. Leonard Schein, Vancouver

Park commissioner not attentive To the editor: Re: “NPA attack on Jasper ‘unbecoming,’” Letters, Oct. 3. In regard to Commissioner Constance Barnes letter, I’d like to refresh her memory in regard to “Aaron Jasper’s utmost attentiveness to all members of the public who come to speak to the Board.” The Vision-dominated park board took over the 2010 Olympic Venue at Hillcrest Park, and with the VPL board and the Riley Park Community Centre (RPCC) Association president Marion Waterston, developed a new library branch with a new community centre on top. The memorandum for this project unfortunately includes the demolition of the Riley Park Community Centre. Hillcrest Community

Centre is much smaller then the RPCC, does not meet the needs of the community and is more a destination centre. Riley Park area citizens organized themselves to find a way to save the RPCC to fill the need of amenities. Hillcrest has no space for the arts and culture, seniors centre, a shortage for childcare. We asked the Vision park board to grant us a six-month moratorium delay of the demolition to give us time to lay out our plan of operation of RPCC, financially independent from the park board, which we emphasized and made clear! Vision Park Board with Chair Aaron Jasper without any discussion turned down our request. After the 2011 municipal election, Barnes became chair,

Aaron Jasper vice-chair. Two NPA members, Melissa De Genova and John Coupar, put forward a motion in regard to our above rejected request because they are aware of the community need. On Jan. 30, 2012, there was a park board meeting, which had our motion on the agenda. Twenty-one citizens spoke in favour of the motion. During the hearing, what Barnes calls Jaspers’s “utmost attentiveness...” sure was not visible because he left the meeting for about 15 minutes. This, to us members of the public, appeared to be that he had made up his mind already. The Vision majority turned down the request for our needs. Lisa Schwabe, Vancouver

Cycling’s reputation still in doubt To the editor: Re: “USADA’s pursuit of Armstrong hurts rest of cycling pack,” Aug. 31. While I agree with most of your article, there is more to the affair than just Lance Armstrong. It is alleged that those who helped Mr. Armstrong dope are still in the business of bicycle racing and possibly, might be helping others dope. What is even more troubling is that the governing body itself, the UCI, accepted a bribe from Mr. Armstrong, to cover up a positive test in Switzerland, as well as tipping him off to impending drug tests. What this case does is stop Mr. Armstrong

from participating in any future sanctioned event and hopefully bring Mr. Armstrong’s alleged co-conspirators into the spotlight. While the USADA has no jurisdiction over the UCI, the depositions at the arbitration cases of the respective individuals could be quite damaging to the governing body if they were made public. So long as the integrity of the UCI remains in doubt, bicycling’s reputation will be hurt far more than anything the USADA have done so far. Doug Cho, Vancouver

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A company from the 1988 Winter Olympics host city wants to fill the single biggest vacant space at the 2010 Games’ Olympic Village. Calgary’s Craft Beer Market Restaurant and Bar is showing off plans for a $3 million to $4 million Vancouver expansion at an Oct. 27 open house from noon to 4 p.m. at the Salt Building. Subject to provincial and civic regulatory approval, Craft hopes to open a food primary liquor licence next June or July in the 14,000square-foot space, which was originally earmarked to house a Mark James brew pub. The red, former salt refinery and warehouse, first erected in 1930, was recently renovated for $15 million and served as the so-called “athletes’ living room” during the Vancouver Games. “The Salt Building was a tough call for a lot of potential operators, because of its relatively large size and specific heritage features that have to be protected that may or may not have fit everybody’s marketing plans,” Vision Vancouver Coun. Geoff Meggs told the Courier. “The cost structure the city hoped to resolve with it was challenging.” The proposed 350-seat, premium casual restaurant would have an open concept kitchen, plus a private room and mezzanine area for special events. Craft plans to offer more than 140 beers on tap. As for food, Craft promises “New North American classic cuisine” with locally sourced fresh produce and meats and signature items, like Bier-AMisu. Craft opened its flag-

ship location in Calgary in June 2011. Craft president P.J. L’Heureux said he was encouraged by several B.C.based suppliers to expand to Vancouver. Craft will help make the Olympic Village a downtown hub for craft beer connoisseurs. The two-yearold Legacy Liquor Store is the largest private outlet of its kind in B.C. Daniel Group opened its Tap & Barrel on two floors of the Creekside Community Recreation Centre in July. “The Salt Building was always slated to be some sort of brew pub establishment,” L’Heureux said. “I would think the biggest change is we are going to be more food focused than what would have been in there.” Receiver Ernst & Young took over the $1.1 billion project Nov. 17, 2010 after developer Millennium defaulted on $740 million owing. In its latest report to B.C. Supreme Court in June, E&Y said 518 of the 737 residential suites had sold. “We’re seeing an end in sight for this saga,” Meggs said. “It’s still not clear where we’ll end up financially, but it’s been working as well, if not better, than we might have hoped.” In April 2011, city hall estimated a $50 million loss on the Village when it announced seizure of 32 Millennium-owned properties worth $45 million net. The most valuable property in the portfolio was 260 Esplanade West, a $19.94 million-assessed city block containing commercial and retail units in North Vancouver. City hall is accepting offers until Nov. 9. 2010goldrush@gmail.com Twitter: @bobmackin

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Five more people are facing charges for their actions in last year’s Stanley Cup riot. The B.C. Criminal Justice Branch has approved charges against three adults and two juveniles, bringing the grand total number of suspects who’ve landed in court to 161. Brock Bigattini, Joseph Graham and Beau Pearson and the two unnamed youths are facing charges that include taking part in a riot, mischief, break and enter, and using a facemask to commit an offence.

Police horse Pico passes

The Vancouver Police Department announced Tuesday the passing of one of its horses. Pico, badge number 8254, died Oct. 21, according to a news release from the department. “The members of the mounted unit, both past and present, owe a great debt of gratitude to PH Pico and we can all take comfort in the fact that he enjoyed his last year living the life of leisure amongst his friends and that he passed peacefully, without pain,” said Sgt. Doug McMillan of the VPD’s mounted unit. Pico joined the mounted squad Oct. 7, 1993 and retired Oct. 4, 2006. He spent his final five years as a therapeutic horse at a camp in Southlands, where children rode him.

Fireworks need permits

Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services is reminding the public that a permit is required to buy and discharged family fireworks in the city. Individuals must also be 19 years or older and hold a valid permit. Permits are free and can be obtained by successfully completing a fireworks safety test. Go to vancouver.ca/fire to write the test. Click on “Get a permit” and follow the directions.

Valid identification and the permit are necessary when purchasing and discharging fireworks. They can only be purchased in Vancouver Oct. 25 to 31 and fireworks can only be discharged in the city Oct. 31 on private property. Discharging of firecrackers, bottle rockets and roman candles is not permitted. Fireworks are dangerous explosive items that can burn at above 1,000 degrees.

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Ninety years ago, university students marched en masse and their protest led to the creation of the University of B.C. campus where it’s located today in Point Grey. On Saturday, Oct. 27, UBC commemorates this history by hosting an 8-km run and relay known as the Great Trek. Suited for elite and recreational runners, the Great Trek begins at 10 a.m. near a memorial site on campus at the intersection of Agricultural Rd. and the Main Mall. Teams can have one racer or up to four relay runners. For more information, visit greattrek.ca.

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Mayor supports public hearing for woman pushed by cop Mike Howell Staff writer Mayor Gregor Robertson says he has “no issues” with the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal’s decision to grant a full hearing for a woman with cerebral palsy who was shoved to the ground by a police officer in the Downtown Eastside. “It’s important that this is clarified and resolved once and for all,” said Robertson, who doubles as chairperson of the Vancouver Police Board. “I think a lot of us were disturbed by what happened and it’ll be important to see some resolution to it.” In releasing the decision Tuesday, tribunal member Murray Geiger-Adams denied the application by Vancouver police Const. Taylor Robinson to dismiss Sandy Davidsen’s complaint that she was discriminated against because of her physical disabilities. Robinson wanted Davidsen’s complaint dismissed because it had “no reasonable prospect of success” and fell into “the realm of speculation,” according to court documents filed by Robinson’s lawyers. Davidsen, who also suffers from multiple sclerosis, was on a sidewalk in the Downtown Eastside in June 2010 when a video camera from a hotel cap-

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tured Robinson shoving her to the ground. Robinson argued he believed Davidsen was going for his gun. “I have not been given an adequate basis for concluding that Const. Robinson’s evidence, when tested by cross-examination in light of the video, will necessarily prevail over that of Ms. Davidsen, when similarly tested, such that her complaint has no reasonable prospect of success,” Geiger-Adams said in his decision. Davidsen was not available for comment but her lawyer, Scott Bernstein, said his client was happy with the decision and looking forward to a public hearing. “She’s really just looking to have some systemic change in the way policing is done by the Vancouver police in the Downtown Eastside,” said Bernstein, adding that his client has also launched a lawsuit against Robinson. Robinson was charged with assault but the charg-

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The Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner was not satisfied with the penalty issued from the police department and has ordered a discipline hearing. Police Chief Jim Chu told the Courier that Robinson has apologized to Davidsen after he was found in breach of department rules. “The tribunal made a decision and they believe it’s an appropriate decision,” Chu said. “I haven’t reviewed the reasons for their decision, I’m sure they have good reasons.”

Robinson wrote an apology to Davidsen in which he explained why he shoved her to the ground. “The reason that I used the amount of force in which I did against you was because I thought at the time you were attempting to reach for my firearm,” he wrote in his letter filed in court documents. “As police officers we go through rigorous training when dealing with our firearms. The actions that I took were purely instinctual when I felt my firearm was being targeted. The

force in itself is something that I regret using but it is what I did afterwards that makes me most sorrowful.” He added: “I am not going to try to make excuses for what I did because all attempts would fall short. I made a mistake and if it were possible to go back and do it over again, I would not have walked away from you while you were lying there.” The hearing will likely begin in the spring of 2013. mhowell@vancourier.com


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and Taiwanese Cultural Centre. The day is packed from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. It starts off with a parade joined by bagpipes, and continues throughout the day with dance groups specializing in everything from ballet, contemporary and jazz dance, to hip hop, belly dance and Indian bhangra. Tiny dancers won’t go hungry either—the event also includes an international food fair.

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More Halloween fun for kids under eight— the Halloween Hoopla and Trick or Treat Trek kicks off this Saturday, Oct. 27 at 11 a.m. at the Creekside Community Recreation Centre. Look forward to an age appropriate haunted house for the little ones and other Halloween style games and crafts. Then, everyone will trek together to neighbouring businesses in the village for trick or treating. Don’t forget to wear a costume. The trek is all over by 1 p.m.

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If a spooky Halloween is not your bag of treats, try an underwater pirate-themed afternoon. Lifeguards and kids will be hunting for treasure at the Kensington Pool, Fitness and Community Centre on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 2 to 4 p.m. The treasure hunt, of course, takes place underwater. The afternoon of plunder also includes a cannon-ball contest, water games and treats. Regular cost of admission for the centre applies.

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Ever thought your Halloween costume would be better—on ice? Now is your chance. Come “dressed to kill” to the Kerrisdale Arena, which is offering free public skating and skate rentals on Sunday, Oct. 28 from 3:45 to 5:30 p.m. For those not so skate-savvy, there will

Any form of dance goes at the “So we Know We Can Dance” Marpole festival at submitted photo the Scottish Cultural Centre and Taiwanese Cultural Centre. also be live music and pumpkin sugar cookies available. The arena is at 5670 East Blvd.

Downtown

The Lookout Emergency Aid Society is holding its annual Blanket Blitz. They’re looking for warm souls to donate warm blankets, sleeping bags and winter clothes for the homeless. Wool socks, hats and shoes are also appreciated. These donations are used to help out those who are turned away from shelters during the cold months due to them reaching capacity. Donations can be dropped off any day from

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 528 Powell St. • Join the Friends of the Vancouver Public Library for its annual Fall Used Book Sale continuing now through Sunday, Oct. 28, and opening at 10 a.m. most days and 11 a.m. on Sunday. A plethora of gently used books will be available in the Central Library, Lower Level, in the Moat. Bring your used book donations to find them a new home.

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Any form of dance goes at the “So We Know We Can Dance” Marpole festival this Saturday, Oct. 27 at the Scottish Cultural Centre

The Night of All Souls is an evening of reflection and remembrance to honour the dead. The family-oriented eighth annual event will be held at the Mountain View Cemetery on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 6 to 10 p.m. The Night of All Souls is celebrated by many cultures around the world and often includes maintenance of family gravesites. Reflect with family members, music, warm fires, and a warm cup of tea at the cemetery’s Celebration Hall. Look forward to more All Souls events the following week, including moving screenings and a performance by Threshold Choir.

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The “Little Spooks and Friendly Ghosts” event is one for families and kids under nine at the VanDusen Botanical Garden. Activities at the “gently scary” event include a giant Jenga game made of lightweight foam and a craft booth to make spooky dream catchers. There will also be stilt characters and Jack O’Lanterns set up—but they won’t be too scary. From 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 28. Tickets are available in advance at the Garden Entrance or at the gate day-of. Adults pay $8. Special prices are in effect for seniors, children and families.


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Legacy gifts help Vancouver’s street youth Covenant House Vancouver opened its doors in September of 1997 in response to a study that revealed that there were over 10,000 (now 11,000+) runaways reported in B.C. annually. The study also revealed that street youth were in desperate need of short-term transitional shelter and long-term supportive housing. Covenant House Vancouver provides food, shelter, clothing and counselling to the estimated 700 street youth living in Vancouver at any given time. Most of the young people they help have fled abuse at home or have aged out of the foster care system. Last year, over 1,500 young people accessed their services. Consider a legacy gift to Covenant House and help them help youth… to live, to love, to learn, to leave a legacy.

DR. MICHAEL QUINN 1917-2005 Currently conducting cognitive research in Barcelona Dr. Quinn’s wonderful gift gave me an opportunity to travel to Europe for the first time and experience the benefits of a new culture and research environment. With the UBC Vision Lab I have been studying how the brain processes visual information, and with the Multisensory Research Group in Barcelona, Spain I was able to expand this research to include touch. This has uncovered new knowledge about how we process information in our everyday lives. Understanding how the brain works under normal circumstances is a critical step in ultimately helping those with conditions such as Attention Deficit Disorder or Autism. Thank you Dr. Quinn. – Allison Brennan, PhD student Dr. Michael Quinn expressed his passion for clinical psychology with a bequest to UBC, ensuring vital funding for psychology faculty and students. For more information on how UBC can help you plan a lasting legacy in a field important to you, call 604.822.5373 or visit www.startanevolution.ca/Quinn4

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Contributing writer The union representing Chevron refinery workers in Burnaby is taking issue with an American company opposing Chevron’s bid for prioritized access to oil coming down the Kinder Morgan pipeline. The Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada is raising concerns about Tesoro, a Texas-based refining company, which has presented a motion to the National Energy Board opposing Chevron’s bid for “priority destination designation.” Chevron made the application to the National Energy Board in July in an attempt to secure a more steady supply of oil amidst high demand on Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline. If granted, the designation would mean Chevron gets priority when shipping oil down the Trans Mountain, which would help stabilize operations at the refinery. Kinder Morgan does not own or sell the oil that’s shipped from Alberta to B.C.; the company simply charges customers for using the line. When oil companies ask to ship more oil than the pipeline’s maximum capacity, those requested volumes are curtailed for all pipeline customers, sometimes

“IT IS OUTRAGEOUS THAT AN AMERICAN COMPANY IS TRYING TO USE NAFTA RULES TO BLOCK A CASE THAT WOULD ALLOW CANADIAN CRUDE TO BE TREATED IN CANADA.” —Dave Coles

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Shark fin soup-eating MP challenged to public debate Alan Campbell Contributing writer

As Richmond Conservative MP Alice Wong’s eating of shark fin soup continues to draw condemnation and criticism around the world, two other interested parties have agreed to take part in a public forum. Wong has caused uproar in her home constituency after posing in front of Chinese-speaking media with a bowl of the controversial soup, stating the federal government has no intention of banning shark fin products, despite some scientific evidence pointing towards certain species being endangered. The Richmond News has been deluged with letters of outrage from readers — many from Chinese descent —and Asian animal protection agencies have issued press releases condemning her actions, which Wong said is a cultural right for the Chinese community. Anthony Marr, of the Vancouver Animal Defense League, last week challenged Richmond Coun. Chak Au—who would prefer to see shark fin education, rather than an outright ban—and Wong to a public debate. Au, although steering clear of a debate, agreed to take part in a “less confrontational” public forum with Marr. Wong declined. “In a debate, it’s very much one against the other, with the intention of someone to win,” said Au. “There’s often twisting of the facts and the one thing we need right now is the facts, some rational discussion and working together.” The forum may take place early in November. It’s also hoped that, if Wong won’t attend, a representative of the federal government will be there. The Capital Animal Welfare Association of China said it was “appalled at the poor judgment shown by Alice Wong,” add-

ing environmental groups in China have worked for years to educate consumers about the “devastating ... impacts of shark finning.” It claimed the Chinese government has even made its own position clear by phasing out the serving of shark fin soup at functions. The Taiwanese SPCA also railed against Wong, saying that she does not speak for Asian people or its culture when it comes to the issue of shark fins being used for the likes of soup. Meanwhile, Fin Donnelly, NDP fisheries critic and MP for Port Moody, Coquitlam and New Westminster, said Wong made the wrong call by eating the soup. “There is a drastic decline in many shark species; it’s a global conservation crisis and there’s a worldwide movement to avert this,” said Donnelly, whose private member’s bill to ban shark fin products coming into Canada is still working its way through the parliamentary system. “How can Ms. Wong know if the soup she ate came from an endangered species or not? She can’t, because there’s no legal requirement to indicate that on the products that are imported.” Donnelly said he’s confident support for the bill, which he hopes will see the light of day by the end of the year or early next year, has gained enough traction over the last year to succeed. “There’s a large degree of support from parliamentarians who want to do the right thing and that includes a number of Conservative MPs,” said Donnelly. A statement emailed from Wong’s press office read, “...our government condemns the reprehensible practise of shark ‘finning,’ which has been banned in Canada since 1994. On the other hand, I am of the view that shark which comes from a legal, humane and sustainable fishery is no different from any other imported food that Canadians may or may not choose to consume.” acampbell@richmond-news.com

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A: It seems like you’ve thought your needs and budget through very well and have the best of both options: reliability for phone and cable TV when needed with the additional choices through Internetbased entertainment. I’m glad you mentioned VoIP telephone services, which is using the Internet for phone service. That’s a topic for an upcoming column. blink@vancourier.com Twitter: @trueblinkit


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A popular French bakery on Granville Island is closed after a fire Wednesday night. A fire began in the oven of La Baguette Bakery, located on Johnston Street near the Granville Island Public Market, around 8 p.m. No one was injured in the fire. The building suffered considerable damage and will remain closed for an unknown period of time.

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Local bloggers, tweeters, gif makers, redditors and other pinterested parties are invited to nominate themselves or anyone they “like” for the 2013 Vancouver Social Media Awards. Hosted by the Social Media Network and popular local blog Vancity Buzz, the inaugural awards ceremony is accepting nominations in eight categories—four for students and four for organizations—until Nov. 27 at thesocialmediaawards.ca. Categories include best blog, best video channel, best campaign and person and most worth following. Online voting on the top seven finalists will begin Jan. 7 and judges will decide the winners from three finalists with the most clout in each category. The event debuts March 28 at the Roundhouse Community Centre.

Two towers sold for $42 million

Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust has signed a deal to buy two Yaletown office buildings for $42 million. The

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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. The MLS Home Price Index has moved down 2.3 per cent over the last three months in the Greater Vancouver market. Elaine is starting to see that change on the ground, as prices in her chosen neighbourhoods drop, some significantly. A house she had her eye on in the Burnaby Hospital area just reduced its price by $40,000. “It’s definitely looking more like a real buyer’s market now,” says Elaine.

Despite lowering prices and more choice, Elaine and her mom are still searching for the right house, at the right price. Even though prices are trending downwards, some sellers are still slow to adjust to changing market conditions. Case in point: Elaine put an offer on a house she loved in Fraserview, one of two sideby-side houses built last year. “We were hoping that with a calmer market, the price would come down,” says Elaine, pointing out that the house next store had sold for

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less last year, even though it was exactly the same. But the builder/seller was slow to play ball, shaving just a few hundred off the asking price. “We felt a bit offended by that, but we went back and forth a bit.” Finally, the seller asked for their best offer. It wasn’t accepted. “I think they thought we had money in that house, because we’d had it Feng Shui’d,” says Elaine. “And if it was up to just me, I would have taken the higher price, no problem.” But her family persuaded Elaine to let the offer lapse. Three days later, the seller got back to them accepting their best price — proving that sometimes the best strategy is to hold out for what you want. But it was too late. “We had started to think of all the bad things about the

house,” says Elaine, pointing out it had a smaller-thanstandard lot size. And Elaine learned the value of taking a few days to let emotions cool. “I get caught up in the heat of the moment. You can imagine yourself living there—where am I going to put this and that.” After her last offer was rejected and Elaine had a few days to think about it, she realized that the small lot size didn’t meet their investment criteria.So what’s next? Elaine’s narrowing in on neighbourhoods with a strong Chinese community. “My mom’s retired and I want her to be able to mingle with the neighbours, or share pastry recipes—or whatever it is retired people do!” With a renewed focus and prices in her chosen neighbourhoods dropping significantly, Elaine and her mom want to see what else is out there—a strategy the Vancouver market is finally starting to support. REW.ca is a local real estate search website for Vancouver and the Lower Mainland.

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Pastry chef Merri Schwartz has been working in the Vancouver food scene since 2002. Born in Comox, B.C., she spent her early years in the Kootenays before moving to Vancouver as a child. Her career has taken her from Vancouver to France, where she trained at the Valrhona Chocolate Institute, and back again, leading her to serve as pastry chef at some of B.C.’s finest food establishments including the King Pacific Lodge, C Restaurant and Raincity Grill. Schwartz, 33, recently received a Vancouver Mayor’s Arts Award for Emerging Culinary Artist. In 2005, Schwartz founded Growing Chefs! Chefs for Children’s Urban Agriculture. The Vancouver-based, non-profit organization pairs volunteer chefs with elementary school classrooms. With the help of chefs, students learn to plant, grow and cook their own vegetables. Schwartz’s vision that sustainable practices will become integral to living and cooking in Vancouver has sprouted up in neighboring communities and across the country. How did a pastry chef get interested in what kids eat? I was lucky enough to be raised by amazing parents—back to the land hippies who grew huge gardens and made everything from scratch. So many kids don’t have that privilege. When I started working in fine dining, I became aware of this vast store of knowledge among chefs about sustainability, nutrition, agriculture… and no way to share it. I wanted to provide a way for chefs to engage with the community and share what

they knew, and working with kids only made sense. It’s not only an effective way to create lasting change, but it’s so much fun! Define urban agriculture. Urban agriculture is a tough one to define. The term is often used to refer to the vast restructuring of urban spaces to incorporate food-producing operations into densely populated areas—serious stuff! However, I prefer to think of urban agriculture as any way of growing food in a city. It can mean taking over an empty lot to grow corn, keeping chickens in your backyard, or simply growing basil in a pot on your windowsill. How many children have participated in the Growing Chefs! program? Oh my goodness, tons! At a quick count, I would guess around 3,600. And that’s just in the classroom gardening program! Hundreds more have joined us for urban outreach activities, workshops, and events. How do you get kids to eat their veggies? Or excited about gardening? Honestly, it’s pretty easy. There’s something so magical about planting a seed, nurturing it, and watching it grow. In our first visit to the classroom, we get the kids planting. Examining seeds, hands in the dirt. When they make the connection between what they’re doing and the vegetables they’re eating, they’re hooked. Who are some of the volunteer chefs who have participated in this program? We’ve literally had hundreds of chefs volunteer over the seven years we’ve been operating, and they’re all completely amazing. I will say that the wonderful Andrea Carlson was one of our first volunteers and sits on the board of directors to this day. For me, seeing two of my first chefs—Robert Clark and Robert Belcham, who both had a huge influence on my career—in the classroom was pretty great. So many of the more prominent chefs in Vancouver have been involved with us—Wendy Boys, Angus An, Ted Anderson, JC Poirier, Scott Jaeger… I

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But until now, from West King Edward to S.W. Marine Drive, you pretty much had to own a single-family home (many of them dated, run-down duplexes from the 50’s), or find residence farther afield.

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As an active Board member in a number of community and national cultural organizations including the City of Vancouver Heritage Commission, and a long-time resident, Tom’s skills and enthusiasm have put him in thick of the city’s Plan for Cambie.

“There are no junior one- and two-bedroom units here, like you would see around False Creek,” says Tom. “Nor are we encouraging investors to purchase just to rent out or have sitting empty. Most of our buyers currently live within a five kilometre radius and they are either looking to downsize or are first-time buyers from Main Street or Marpole areas.”

he Cambie Corridor cuts a wide strip along the centre of the city, north to south. A former streetcar line, its beautiful, tree-lined boulevards, curvy sections and central location are at once convenient and coveted.

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There would be no path to follow, no beacon to guide us, and no hope to climb higher or run faster. There would be no reason to find that little extra within our hearts and give more of our selves to the rest of the world. We are inspired by the actions and words of great leaders such as Lincoln, who said, “Don’t worry when you are not recognized but strive to be worthy of recognition;” Gandhi, “Be the change you want to see in the world;” and Churchill, “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” Philosopher, Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” They remind us of the potential that lies within every human being—a moral core that through positive, compassionate action can make the world a better place. We each have the potential—and responsibility—to live beyond our own self-interests. Elite athletes stretch the limits of the human body. Musicians and artists express our creative potential. Scientists and inventors surprise us with new therapies and technology. They shape the future. They show us new possibilities. But I have been most inspired by ordinary people who do extraordinary things. In the face of adversity—

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[INSPIRATION] IS A LENS THAT TRANSFORMS WHAT WE SEE IN THE MIRROR, IN THE FACE OF ANOTHER AND OUR PERSPECTIVE OF THE FUTURE. personal loss, misfortune, abuse, poverty or disability, they have found the courage and strength to survive and thrive. When confronted

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I’ll be presenting the keynote talk: “Be Inspired... And Inspire Others: Achieving Our Positive Potential.” For more information, contact Century House at 604-519-1066. Dr. Davidicus Wong is a family physician and writer. His Healthwise 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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Courier food scribe Tim Pawsey along with Cactus Club service director Sebastien Le Goff and eight others were inducted into B.C’s Restaurant Hall of Fame.

Fred Designer Nicole Bridger (left) showed off her 2012 fall collection at Myriam Laroche’s fifth annual Vancouver Eco-Fashion Week.

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Founded by Alma Lee, the Vancouver Writers Fest celebrated its 25th year, with artistic director Hal Wake showcasing some of the world’s best authors.

He sings, he scores: Burnaby boy Michael Bublé scored big with kids and hockey fans matching the $100,000 raised at Kevin Bieksa’s charity hockey game. The crooner took on coaching duties for the Bieksa’s Buddies team. The sold-out game at UBC’s Doug Mitchell Arena saw the UBC Thunderbird men’s hockey team lose 8-7 in an oncein-a-lifetime matchup. Bublé and Bieksa were joined by Canucks Ryan Kesler, Jason Garrison, Alex Edler and former Canuck Willie Mitchell. The $200,000 will support Canuck Place Children’s Hospice, the Canucks Autism Network and the Canucks Family Education Centre. New kids in the hall: The Courier’s food and wine writer Tim Pawsey was among 10 individuals feted at the B.C. Restaurant and Foodservices Association’s Hall of Fame Awards Dinner, the only such hall in the world. Six hundred industry leaders gathered at the Italian Culture Centre to celebrate those who have achieved excellence in B.C.’s restaurant industry. Musical mosaic: A capacity crowd filed into the Cultch for the third annual Festival MOSAIC fundraising event and celebration. Yours truly and Cal Koat emceed the showcase of world music benefitting MOSAIC, a non-profit organization that helps 70,000 immigrants settle in B.C. annually. President Karimah Es Sabar and executive director Eyob Naizghi welcomed guests including Minister of Multiculturalism John Yap to the agency’s signature soiree. Twitter: @FredAboutTown.

Offering original tastes of Malaysia, former Banana Leaf chef Sinser Lim (left) opened Kaya Malay on West Broadway with partner Scott Kwan.

Amber Eastman, Laura Albert and Gillian Cofsky belly danced to hip hop and global beats at MOSAIC’s cultural showcase emceed by Cal Koat.

Karimah Es Sabar, Eyob Naizghi and Ninu Kang fronted MOSAIC’s third annual fundraiser and multicultural celebration.

Singer Michael Bublé matched the $100,000 raised at Kevin Bieksa’s charity hockey game benefitting several Canucks charities.


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1. An inspiration to chubby, balding, bearded guys everywhere, Baltimore’s Dan Deacon unleashes his spazzy, electronic, indie rock aerobics on the sweaty masses Oct. 26 at the Biltmore. Height With Friends, Chester Endersby Gwazda and Alan Resnick open. Tickets at Red Cat, Zulu Records or online at ticketweb.ca.

2. Quick, we need and event, a place and a time. The 13th annual Vancouver International Improv Festival takes over Performance Works on Granville Island Oct. 29 to Nov. 3. This year features death-defying improvisers from Amsterdam, Milan, New York, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Seattle, Edmonton, Montreal, Regina, Winnipeg, Toronto and that magical kingdom known as Port Coquitlam as well as local faves Virginia Jack, Duotone, Second Storey Theatre and Late Night Minivan. For tickets and info, go to vancouverimprovfest.com.

3. R&B cover band House Arrest provides the tunes, comedian Erica Sigurdson provides the laughs and emcee Red Robinson provides the introductions and smooth segues for the annual Jammin’ for Jess Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation fundraiser. It all goes down Oct. 26, 8 p.m. at the Backstage Lounge. Advance tickets are $45 and available at ticketstonight.ca.

4. Few things are more terrifying than adorable lambs with a thirst for vengeance. See for yourself as the Powell Street Festival Society and BLIM present Cute to Kill III, Oct. 28, 8 p.m. at VIVO Media Arts Centre, 1965 Main St. The showcase of video works from local, national and international animators and video artists includes Japanese artists Hoji Tsuchiya, Saori Shiroki, Atsushi Wada, Shin Hashimoto and local artist Kiyoshi Kohatsu, as well as a live music performance by local artist Takashi Masahiro, and a special presentation of Masami Hata’s 1978 cult classic anime film Ringing Bell about a baby sheep who seeks to avenge the murder of his mother by the evil Wolf King. Tickets and info at powellstreetfestival.com or blim.ca.

kudos & kvetches Halloween help is here

With Halloween less than a week away and most costume parties taking place this weekend, the pressure is on to find the right outfit that says to friends, strangers and that sexually ambiguous mummy you end up going home with that you’re clever, creative and not dressing as a cast member from The Beachcombers for the umpteenth year in a row. Here are a few surefire costumes to help you stand out among the sea of zombies, naughty nurses, witches and zombies. Is there an echo in here? • Mike Reno of Loverboy. Sure it’s not as becoming or wig-tastic as dressing as Justin Bieber, but dressing up as the former Mike Renoski not only allows you to slide into a pair of skintight red leather pants without being judged, but you also get to wear a head band, which will sop up the sweat as your body overheats and you eat buffalo wing after delicious buffalo wing. Added bonus: If someone notices your profuse sweating, just tell them, “The kid is hot tonight,” and then start making out with them. • A Vancouver Transit Cop. This one’s fairly

easy unless of course you ride the 99 B-line and in that case you wouldn’t have the faintest clue what a transit cop looks like. Oh snap. • Cory Schneider’s Ginger Nether Regions. If the Canucks newly anointed goalie is truly ready for the big time, he’ll have to get used to becoming the inspiration for the creepiest of all Halloween costumes now that Luongo’s Tender Groin is likely headed to the soothing hands of Toronto. Just put on a blindingly white bodysuit or bed sheet and sprinkle shredded cheddar cheese or grated carrots all over and enjoy. Unless of course, Schneider is a manscaper. In that case, you’ve got a glorious blank, alabaster canvas to work with. • Premier Christy Clark’s Folksy Yet Huffy Tone. This one’s a little on the conceptual side, but you see where we’re going with this, don’t you? • Chef and Cactus Club “Food Concept Architect” Rob Feenie. Thin goatee, piercing eyes, white chef’s jacket, maybe a few Hattori knives—easy peasy. Only drawback? Smelling like truffle oil and a delicate mélange of essence of pork belly and gooseberry compote all night.

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• B.C. Lions Coach Mike Benevides’ Confusingly Shaped Body. Is he heavy? Is he slim? Is he short or tall? We can’t tell due to the baggy, ill-fitted sweatshirts he always wears on the field. Which is also why all our clothes are size XXXL and shawls, making us a mysterious present waiting to be unwrapped. • Margaret Atwood’s Beguiling Neck Skin. If we’ve said it once, we’ve said it a thousand times: That Peggy Atwood is cute as a button, and her supple head-body connector transfixes us something fierce. Talk about an Edible Woman! But seriously folks… • Newsprint. Is it black and white or just an elusive ghost slipping through our hands into the dustbin of technology? Deep. • Quatchi’s illegitimate offspring. They’d be two years old by now, wearing their first full coat of body hair and beginning to resemble their other parent, which is either a member of the Russian bobsled team, that sexy seabear Miga or CTV sportscaster Brian Williams. You decide. k&k@vancourier.com Twitter: @KudosKvetches


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Annual competition gives filmmakers 48 hours to get their freak on

Bloodshots contestants make horror in a hurry What keeps Kryshan Randel up at night? Apparently, Happy Planet Extreme Green smoothies. Last weekend, the Vancouver filmmaker stayed awake for 60 hours, interrupted by only three hours of shuteye, to write, direct and edit a gore-splattered fiveand-a-half-minute movie for the Bloodshots 48-Hour Horror Filmmaking Challenge. And since Randel treats his lean body like a temple and has never let coffee pass his healthconscious, borderline obsessive lips, he stayed perky by pounding back one-litre bottles of the green slimy stuff, which lists blue-green algae, alfalfa, Pacific kelp and stinging nettle among its terrifying ingredients. “It was definitely the least I’ve ever slept doing this,” says the veteran of six Bloodshots contests. “The Happy Planet felt like it kept me going, but maybe it was psychological.” As far as rules go, Bloodshots is fairly straightforward. Twenty-five teams receive an information package containing a random horror subgenre, weapon, prop and line of dialogue. They then have 48 hours to write, shoot, edit and hand in their finished films, which must clock in under seven minutes. The

public has until Monday to vote for their favourite movie online, while legendary horror director George A. Romero (Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead) serves as this year’s grand jury judge. The films are then screened Oct. 31, 7:30 p.m. at the Rio Theatre. Although Bloodshots is an exhausting experience that can test even the healthiest person’s tolerance for blue-green algae and Pacific kelp, Randel says the annual contest, now it its eighth year, not only hones his skills as a filmmaker but has led to several jobs, including a gig teaching a filmmaking class in Mexico. “It’s always the most fun I’ve ever had making movies, and it’s also gotten me more career opportunities than a lot of things that I’ve spent more time and money on,” says the 32-year-old, who’s won two grand jury prizes, two audience awards and received nods for best director and best script for past Bloodshots efforts. Those films have gone on to screen at movie festivals around the world. According to Bloodshots founder and organizer Kier-La Janisse, the appeal of making a film under such strict deadlines goes beyond a thirst for organic fruit drink and accolades. “For a lot of them it’s because

Kryshan Randel’s Seasick is one of two-dozen entries that survived the tortuous Bloodshots 48-Hour Horror Filmmaking Challenge. they have all these mad skills and no time to make films of their own, whether it’s because they’re busy working on big budget films in order to pay the bills, or they just can’t schedule everyone they know to be available at the same time. So the 48-hour timeframe is something that’s easier for all their actors and crew to block off time for, even though it’s gruelling as hell.” This year, Janisse added five new horror subgenres to the contest, including Bully Revenge, Creepy Coma Patient, Reincarnation Horror, Revisionist Fairytale and an old fave, Edu-

cational Safety Film. “For weapons, I just try to mix it up, but I don’t expect the weapons to always be real— I don’t expect someone to go out and buy a bear-trap. But maybe they can make one out of paper-maché!” Randel and his team of two dozen were given the subgenre Reincarnation Horror, an occult text as their weapon, stitches for their prop and the line of dialogue “You haven’t been yourself lately.” The result is Seasick—a creepy little film set entirely on a boat, involving a fear counsellor who avenges her drowning death from a previous

lifetime by luring her killer onto the high seas and doing all sorts of disturbing things to his doomed stomach. For the shoot, Randel and his crew spent 13 hours on the water, and even employed a remote controlled helicopter for an impressive overhead establishing shot. “Horror is more forgiving of low budgets and sometimes you can use low budget to its advantage and make it feel more visceral or real,” according to Randel, who says he slept for 14 hours once he handed in his movie. As for his own horror-filled Halloween plans, Randel says he has a few costumes in mind, including dressing up as Ryan Gosling’s brooding character in the movie Drive, though he hasn’t been able to track down a satin jacket with a scorpion on the back like the one worn by Gosling. If that doesn’t pan out, Randel says he might be forced to pull out last year’s costume of another Hollywood hunk, although, fittingly, with a touch of the macabre. “Last year I went as James Dean, and I had a steering wheel around my head.” To watch the Bloodshots entries, go to 2012.bloodshotscanada.com. mkissinger@vancourier.com Twitter: @MidlifeMan1

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A NEW HIP HOP MUSICAL

Using Romeo and Juliet and West Side Story as inspiration, culturally and socially diverse youth in collaboration with professional artists created this original hip hop musical. In this thought provoking work, young performers will portray rivaling Kutz (alley cats) and Dawgs (junkyard dogs) in a cautionary tale that explores the destructive force of gangs. Dubbed ‘Glee with grit,’ MISCELLANEOUS Productions creates innovative artistic opportunities for youth and young professionals. WARNING: Simulated violence. This play is suitable for ages 9 and older.

Thursday, November 1 - 1:30 pm - Russian Hall, school show - SOLD OUT Friday, November 2 – 8 PM – Russian Hall, 600 Campbell St., Strathcona, Vancouver. No advance sales, cash only at the door Suggested donation $5 – $20 For tickets – No advance sales - tickets at the door only - first come, first served

Thursday, November 8 – 1:30 pm & Friday, November 9 – 8 pm Matsqui Centennial Auditorium, Abbotsford Tickets $12 Advance sales in person: Mon-Fri, 8:30–4:30, Abbotsford City Hall, 32315 South Fraser Way, Parks Recreation & Culture, 3rd Floor. Cheque or cash only. Advance reservations online email tickets@niknokmedia.com Group discounts available. Door sales: Cash Only.

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in a kind of space-age Forest-Gump-MiddleAges mashup. Just assume that Hanks will show up in almost every plotline, dressed in bizarro prosthetics. (You’ll recognize him: he’s the one with the worst accents.) Some story threads may offend rather than enlighten: Asian people will eat anything, apparently, and Scottish national soccer fans, known for their politeness abroad (it’s true: look it up) are vile. On more than one occasion characters become caricature and disrupt the film’s serious intent. In terms of casting, gender and race are erased: black plays white, men play women. It’s a beautiful thing, but a prosthetics-andmakeup nightmare in places. Hugo Weaving (who starred in the Wachowskis’ Matrix trilogy) makes for a remarkably convincing Nurse Ratched, but elsewhere results are mixed. And if you are keeping score, Hanks, Weaving, Sturgess, Bae and Berry each play six roles; Broadbent and Susan Sarandon, as a witch doctor in one plotline, play four. Stay for the closing credits to tally up. But for all its CG flash and captivating production design, this three-hour magnum dopus feels like there was an incident at the local multiplex, resulting in five movies cobbled together. Themes of imprisonment, escape, faith and rebirth do resound in every story, punctuated by thuddenly preachy lines like “all boundaries are conventions, easily transcended” or “death is only a door” or “by each crime we birth our future.” But good lines in a novel do not a good film make. Excellent performances by all but Hanks (offering one or two of his worst) can’t save this glossy epic from fading from memory the moment you leave the theatre. —Julie Crawford jcrawfordfilm@gmail.com

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area, with the exception of Firesteed’s easy sipping Pinot Noir—that doesn’t tip its hat to Oregon. The other major departure—not a TV in the place. Maybe it’s my imagination but it seems to enhance that elusive ambiance of engaged conversation, snippets of spirited discussion and laughter that waft around the room—along with some edgy tunes. Somewhere upstairs is a tucked-away kitchen that puts out pub fare with an adventurous twist, including “Inner City Salad,”

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Teaching children lifelong love for sports Megan Stewart Staff writer

Triathlon is an excellent sport for kids, says Kristine Chambers, who discovered this at 16 when she was surrounded by Canadians athletes in their 50s, 60s and 70s at the duathlon World Championship in Hobart, Australia. It was 1994 and the Templeton student won gold in what was one of her first-ever races in the run-bike-run event. “I was the youngest one of the team that year,” she said last week, her -week-old daughter in her arms. “And I got adopted.” The triathletes on the national team—at that time, triathlon was a new sport that drew elite but recreational competitors and would not be introduced at the Olympics until 2000—reminded her of her grandparents. “I was so inspired by the number of age groups and the people who were involved with the sport,” she said. “It’s three lifetimes sports: swimming, running and biking, three sports that almost the whole world can do.” The adults she met were fit, they were social and many were linked in a way that Chambers, now 35, hadn’t expected. “I was surprised at how many had terrible experiences in physical education growing up,” she said. “They had not been athletes and had not enjoyed sports as children. Then they found triathlon and they could be good at it, they could do it, they could accomplish something even if they weren’t a phenomenal soccer player or the best basketball player.” A decade ago she founded Exceleration, an aptly named triathlon club based out of Templeton swimming pool and the adjoining field and track. The club is “a springboard to lifelong participation in recreational and competitive sport

Kristine Chambers coaches running technique at an Exceleration practice. that builds people first, athletes second and triathletes third.” On Monday, Chambers will be honoured and added to the In Her Footsteps exhibit at the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame and recognized for her contribution to sport, particularly for girls and women in sport. Children and teens are taught to swim, bike and run, but it’s not really a triathlon club. Exceleration is much more. “We use triathlon as the basis for the club but it’s more movement education,” said Chambers. The mother of three has a master’s degree in neuro-motor psychology and developed the club to align with the increasingly respected long-term athlete development model, which teaching kids simple, fundamental skills like jumping, throwing, kicking, tumbling, running and even falling safely before they begin to specialize in any one of those skills and become entrenched in a single sport.

“We don’t want a child before puberty specializing in one activity because they become too limited in their ability […] because we don’t know how they’re going to grow,” she explained. “If you take an adult model, they want practice-makesperfect and refined skills. If you do that at young ages, when they do grow, they have a harder time adapting to [new] skills.” The risk of specializing too young under intense scrutiny and pressure can have dire results for athletes. “I’ve always wanted that the goal in any sports program we coach would be to have 20 people loving physical activity than to have 19 burned-out kids and one Olympian,” she said. “We need those heroes and the dreams that inspire kids. There is the other side of those heroes, though.” This is the academic side of Chambers, a bright blue-eyed coach who laughs easily and is of-

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Liz Gleadle is speaking to students at Lower Mainland elementary schools this week about why they should want to throw like a girl. If they grow up to throw like she does, they’ll be Olympians. Gleadle, a six-foot-two graduate of Kitsilano secondary, throws javelin. At the London Summer Games she competed in the medal round and finished 12th overall and cut her world ranking by half. But before she could throw at the Olympics, Gleadle, 23, had to recover from two injuries, one of them a freak accident at a track and field training centre in Lethbridge where she was hit by an errant hammer that snapped off its chain on a toss from a male thrower. “I am a little accident prone,” she quipped at the time. She also sprained an ankle. She got back on her feet and was prepared to stick it out. Working hard was not intimidating and her intense focus on hard work led Gleadle to move from Vancouver to Lethbridge to train with Larry Steinke, Canada’s national javelin coach. She put her kinesiology degree on hold and will return to UBC for one semester in 2013 to finish. She encourages students to live an active, healthy life: try everything and work hard at

Liz Gleadle finished 12th overall at the submitted photo London Summer Olympics. the things they care most about. “I literally tried everything I could,” she said, listing soccer, fast pitch, rock climbing, the viola and more. “You might end up finding your niche, be that in sports or school or arts or whatever you end up doing.” Gleadle said she was good but never great at the sports she played, and she was not prodigiously gifted. But she was active and because

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ten smiling. She is also the national youth development coordinator for Triathlon Canada and her husband Kris Hildebrand coaches with her at Exceleration. Exceleration is especially focused on creating a sense of confidence and success for young athletes as well as leadership and social responsibility. “We say we’ve grown more coaches than athletes,” said Chambers, who credits parents and the club’s board of directors for smart initiatives and building a strong community of families. Chambers said Exceleration will be a success if participants are loving sport through their entire lives. Physical activity and play keeps people young, she added. “I’m going to be 80 and I’ll still be waiting, at some point, to grow up.” Like the triathletes she met as a teenager. mstewart@vancourier.com Twitter: @MHStewart

of this, she discovered javelin. And through javelin, she was motivated to work at beating the best. Today she holds the Canadian record in the women’s javelin. In her childhood dreams, she didn’t see herself at the Olympics but those ambitions changed when her attitude did. “[The Olympics] was something I dreamed of once I started putting in the work and I started to see results,” she said. “If you work harder than anyone else, you’re going to be the best. If that’s your choice of what you’re going to dedicate yourself to, you’re going to succeed.” This attitude drives Gleadle, who is focused on winning a medal at the 2016 Rio Summer Games. Two favourite quotes testify to her commitment. The first, which she keeps as the background on her iPhone: “Do what they won’t today, so that you can do what they can’t tomorrow.” And the second, which she had tattooed on her torso in elegant script: “Keep your feet on the ground and your eyes on the stars.” On Wednesday she spoke at a school in Port Coquitlam and on Thursday she will speak to 230 students at Oppenheimer elementary in Fraserview. — Megan Stewart


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Forgetting Armstrong a bad idea Wheel Life with Kay Cahill

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It’s been an interesting couple of weeks in the world of sports. Last Sunday Felix Baumgartner, an Austrian BASE jumper previously little-known beyond extreme sports enthusiasts, fell to Earth from the edge of space and became, to some at least, a hero. And Lance Armstrong, the man who was a hero to so many in the worlds of cycling and cancer survival, fell even further. He tumbled from grace as his tarnished legacy fragmented in his wake. The fallout of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) report has been beyond catastrophic for Armstrong. First the announcement he was stepping down from his post as chairman of Livestrong, the cancer-fighting charity to which he has given so much of himself and given cancer patients so much to hope for. Then the revelation his sponsors were abandoning him, an initial trickle that turned into a rush in the other direction of Armstrong’s sinking ship. Then, on Monday, a cutting blow when the International Cycling Union (UCI) stripped Armstrong of his seven Tour de France victories. From Nike, the most telling moment wasn’t their damning statement that Armstrong had “misled” the sports apparel company for more than a decade, it was the announcement that Trek, the American bicycle company that sponsored Armstrong, was “disappointed” and was terminating its long-standing relationship. A cyclist without a bike, he is now abandoned at the most fundamental level. With each day, it gets worse. The UCI confirmed it was accepting the USADA report, banned Armstrong for life and declared the Tour de France would have no winner in the years from 1999 to 2005. UCI president Pat McQuaid declared Armstrong “deserved to be forgotten.” Texas insurance company SCA Promotions is

pursuing Armstrong for the return of $11 million in bonus payments and Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme said he expects Armstrong to return the prize money he won for his seven stripped titles. As falls from grace go, it’s spectacular. It’s hard to feel sympathy for a drug-using cheat and a liar, however. Armstrong made his choices, and now that the truth is out and so seemingly unequivocal, he has no option but to live with the consequences. As a cyclist, my biggest concern isn’t — and never was — Armstrong himself, but what the fallout means for the future of the sport. Of all the consequences of this sorry affair, the one that may have the greatest repercussions is Rabobank’s decision to pull sponsorship from its Dutch cycling team. Of course any business has the right to remove itself from sponsoring a sport it perceives as tarnished beyond repair, but their decision also highlights the greatest risk of the current situation: that other sponsors will follow suit and today’s clean young cyclists will end up paying for the choices of an earlier generation. Has doping been completely eradicated from the sport? Clearly not. Positive results from this year’s Tour tell us this. But there’s no question it’s a cleaner, better sport than it was. We have the example of David Brailsford’s Team Sky. They are prepared to do whatever they must to ensure their riders are clean. There are ways to take a stand against the ugliness of cycling’s past without putting its future in jeopardy. Ultimately, I disagree with the UCI statement that Armstrong “should be forgotten.” He needs to be remembered, but not as a reason to condemn cycling itself. He should be remembered by every cyclist tempted by a needle, a vial, a pill. It might lift you up to a podium, or two, or seven; but when you fall, this is how hard and fast and painfully you’ll come crashing back down. Kay Cahill is a cyclist, librarian and outdoor enthusiast who believes that bikes are for life, not just for commuting. Read more at sidecut. ca, or contact Kay at kay@sidecut.ca.

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NR EDMONDS sk/train stn. 788sf 2br 2ba condo across from Taylor pk $388,900 604-764-8384 see uSELLaHOME.com id5571

6008-06

6008

6008-02

1 BDRM Condo in Chwk, 780sf, 55+ bldg, reduced to $85,000. 604-219-8485 or 604-583-2510

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

Abbotsford

IMMACULATE TOP fl 963sf 2 br condo, insuite laundry, +55 building, $124,900 604-309-3947 see uSELLaHOME.com id5565

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-12

Langley/ Aldergrove

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

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-14

Maple Ridge/ Pitt Mead.

IMMACULATE 2446SF 4br 4ba t/h. Incredible view, huge master br $414,900, 604-466-3175 see uSELLaHOME.com id5226

6008

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-30

Surrey

6008-26

Port Moody

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

6008-28

Coquitlam

6008-04

Burnaby

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

HUGE 1200SF 2br 2ba condo Kids, pets ok, 2nd fl with own side yard $285K 604-818-6080 see uSELLaHOME.com id5471

6008-12

Langley/ Aldergrove

REDUCED TO sell 1536sf 3br 2.5ba 1 owner end unit 6 yr old townhome $319K 604-833-4246 see uSELLaHOME.com id5549

LIVING ROOM

Richmond

Find it in the Real Estate Section. To advertise call

604.630.3300

STEVESTON VERY large 1284 sf 2br 2ba top fl condo amazing mtn views, $455K 604-618-8362 see uSELLaHOME.com id5376

6008-30

Surrey

GUILDFORD 650SF 1br 3rd fl condo, pool, exercise rm, party rm etc, $213,900 778-834-8224 see uSELLaHOME.com id5576

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

GUILDFORD QUIET 905sf top fl 2br condo, recent flooring paint etc $179,500 604-496-3397 see uSELLaHOME.com id5593

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

6008

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-42

S. Surrey/ White Rock

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

6008-34

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

104-2600 E 49th Ave. $299,000 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 27 2pm-4pm

6008-40

Surrey

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

Vancouver East Side

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

NEWTON HUGE 2017sf 3 or 4 br 2.5ba tnhouse w/double sxs garage $393,000 778-218-0389 see uSELLaHOME.com id5320

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

W.End/Down/ Yaletown

6008-48

Out of Province

LUXURY OCEANFRONT CONDOS 2BR/2BA was $850k now $399,900 Resort Spa Restaurant Golf Marina www.MarinSemiahmoo.com

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cont. on next page NEWTON UPDATED 1007sf 2br ground lvl, private entry, insuite laundry, $196,900 604-592-2991 see uSELLaHOME.com id5598 $10K BELOW assessment, 2br+ Den or 3br, 2ba 1083sf condo, Nr SFU $339,900 604-866-7326 see uSELLaHOME.com id5557

Tim Stephens' Astral Reflections Aries March 21 - April 19: The accent remains on lifestyle changes, health diagnoses, research, investments, debt, resources owned in tandem with others, sexual desires, agent work, therapy, psychology, occultism, dreams and subconscious urges. You stand at the fulcrum of your life this week and the next two – from here, you can make changes that will turn your whole life. You attract attention Sunday, but with little result. Possessions, spending, earning, and sensual bonds draw you Monday/Tuesday. Caution best. Errands, trips, communications fill midweek. Family, Saturday. Be cautious all week. Taurus April 20-May 20: The emphasis remains on relationships, negotiations, agreements, dealings with the public, relocation, potential fame and opportunities in general. This zone is mildly lucky (more correctly, mildly protective toward you) for many months to come. Now to 2014, the worst thing you can do is withdraw or become independent and self-centric (i.e., reject relationships). Remember this Monday/ Tuesday, when your energy surges, but “working in tandem” yields more rewards than independence. Rest, Sunday. Chase money, Wednesday onward: it’s the birth of profit! Practice work safety. Gemini May 21-June 20: The weeks ahead emphasize work, health and dependents. Unchanging tasks bore you; you thrive on variety. However, there might be little workplace variety now to late 2015, so plod onward. (Most of 2013, 14 and 15 will not focus on work – just Novembers.) In general, this area is benevolent, protected to 2015 – and even beyond. You might find your work has a direct connection to investment, debt, or another’s resources; that research aids your progress; and that your actual work changes in a deep and meaningful way. You’re weary Monday/ Tuesday; you bounce back Wednesday-Friday.

6008-30

PRICE REDUCED 1200sf 2br 2ba upr lvl tnhouse +55 complx w/chairlift $199K 604-951-7738 see uSELLaHOME.com id5547

Get MORE

TOP FLR 762sf 1br condo, in-ste laundry, 45+ building Mt. Baker view $89,000. 778-822-7387 see uSELLaHOME.com id5553

Condos/ Townhouses

CLOVERDALE UPDATED 696sf 1br condo, rents for $650 insuite laundry $103,900 604-341-9257 see uSELLaHOME.com id5500

TOP FLOOR quiet side of bldg 650sf 1br+den condo nr Hosp, & Sky train $249K 778-241-4101 see uSELLaHOME.com id5580

WALNUT GROVE 1311sf 3br 1.5ba, on quiet side of complex with private back yard $293,000 see uSELLaHOME.com id5539

6008

A41

New Westminster

RENO’D 770SF 1 BR 2nd fl with new appls insuite laundry, pets kids ok $189,900 604-530-6247 see uSELLaHOME.com id5584

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

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6008-18

Chilliwack

PIZZA FRANCHISE QUICK SALE Due to medical reasons. New equip + lease hold improvements. $93,000 interested parties to meet in person. 604-729-4089

Condos/ Townhouses

6008

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2012 THE VANCOUVER COURIER

Cancer June 21-July 22: Your home life grows more affectionate for three weeks. Romance, love of children, beauty, art, crafts, pleasure, adventure, vacations, speculation, sports and winning fill the month ahead. Events will proceed slowly but grow deeply in this zone now to late 2015. Love’s very likely! Sunday puts pressure on you, from authorities, bosses or parents. Your hopes climb Monday/ Tuesday – popularity, social joys, light romance and entertainment bring a celebration atmosphere. Avoid illusion (and alcohol) around work, health. Retreat, contemplate Wednesday to Friday. You shine Saturday. Leo July 23-Aug. 22: The accent rests on home, security, hibernation (deep naps) children, garden, nutrition, retirement plans and life’s basics, now to late November. This area is protected, beneficial, yet slow and a bit restrictive, for several years ahead. You might start working at home, or find your home causes work. (Both OK.) A gentle, affectionate mood buoys Sunday. But work, ambition, and dealing with higherups fill Monday/Tuesday. Be cautious here, especially of your own motives. Celebration, happy friends, light romance and optimism greet you Wednesday to Friday. New (quirky) love possible! Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: The weeks ahead bring communications, errands, short trips and casual but “heavy” friends – and details, reports, paperwork.This whole area will be beneficial but slow until late 2015. A casual friend might become a lover, even a spouse. Sunday features depths, mysteries, sexual urges and financial desires: but nothing significant happens, so make it fun. (E.g., see a seductive film.) A wise, gentle mood steals over you Monday/Tuesday – but avoid illusion and “tempting goals.” Your ambitions, career and relations with higher-ups fill mid-late week. Drive carefully Saturday.

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Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: You’ve been energetic and magnetic the past few weeks, and travel has brought you to a potential mate (if you’re single: potential business partner if you’re attached). But deep talks and affection have been missing. Now through midNovember you are likely to draw serious sensual attention and happy talks. Otherwise the month ahead emphasizes earnings and purchases – things will be slow but supportive here, to late 2015. You might buy property. Sunday’s exciting but yields little. Monday/ Tuesday: sex, finances. Wednesday to Friday brings love, compassion, travel, higher learning. Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Your energy, charisma and effectiveness are high and strong – take advantage. Start projects, seek favours, propose methods, systems, see and be seen. You are feeling (perhaps very slightly) more sober, serious and cautious – this will last for three years. So start projects carefully, with planning and foresight. You’ll get done what needs doing. Despite your heightened charisma, love partnerships might elude you. This is a “warning” not to marry (nor form a business partnership) before February 2014 (hints Monday/Tuesday). Finances, sexual urges arise Wednesday-Friday. Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Retreat, rest, contemplate and plan for the next few weeks. Seek spiritual elevation, show charity (or apply for it if in need) and deal with government and large corporations. Despite weariness, you are facing a strong social, hopeful and communicative trend, and you’re still feeling romantic and feisty. Don’t wear yourself out. Sunday’s for pleasure. Tackle chores Monday/Tuesday, but don’t expand your “chore role.” Relationships come front and centre Wednesday to Friday: this could bring a new partnership prospect, as well as some challenges. “Unquiet depths,” Saturday.

Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Social joys, popularity, optimism, light romance, entertainment and group events fill the weeks ahead. Rest Sunday. Deep romance, creativity, self-expression, adventure, beauty and pleasure (and gambler’s risks) attract you Monday/ Tuesday, but be careful, wary of your own motives. Tackle chores Wednesday to Friday – and practice safety Thursday. Saturday brings relationships, but mostly in the form of challenge, snarkiness and hidden enmity. Be diplomatic, distant. Higher-ups favour you now to late November – success looms IF you avoid secrets, gossip and collusion. Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: The weeks ahead accent career, status and prestige relations. The pressure is on, higher-ups are watching, perhaps testing you – but you’ll pass. This entire ambition zone will evolve very slowly over the next three years, but it’s also buoyant, protects you, for the year and a half ahead. If seeking employment, approach government, large corporations and institutions. You legal, higher learning, cultural and far travel interests meet good luck now to late November. You’ve been socializing more than usual in October: this intensifies for three weeks, and could spark a love affair. Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: Now to late November, a gentle, compassionate mood slows through you. (Yes, slows – that’s a slow flow.) Higher learning, publishing, far travel, legal affairs, weddings and other cultural rituals prove satisfying, productive. These matters will move slowly for several years, but they will also be protected, beneficial. In them, you might find a doorway to your future (e.g., enter college) or a link to a great group. Your finances, investments grow nicely – or present a sweet opportunity – to late November. Bosses and parents, already testy, now get vocal – grin and bear it! timstephens@shaw.ca • Reading: 604-727-3673


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REAL ESTATE cont. from previous page

6015

For Sale by Owner

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

6015

For Sale by Owner

6020

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6020-01 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 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

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

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

Have you ever wondered what the view is like from a birds nest? Watch Eagles soar and salmon spawn in this breathtaking peaceful location! Enjoy entertaining perched above the Capilano river 20,000+ sq ft lot, this home has over 2400 sq ft of living. Wonderful open main floor plan w/vaulted ceilings and wall to wall windows. 3 beds, 2.5 baths, 2 f/p and 1000 sq feet of sundecks & patios to capture the essence of West Coast Living at the water’s edge. Walk to Edgemont Village, in the #1 Handsworth School catchment, mins to Downtown & Whistler Sea to Sky Hwy.

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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

6020-02 West Van DUNDARAVE HOUSE 2 stories, 4 BR, 4bath, office, lrg kitchen/fam rm, 3 car heated garage, nr shops/schls, beach, 4100sf, lot 8119sf, great value, $2,388,000. 604-730-9912

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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6020-14

Langley/ Aldergrove

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

6020-18

Maple Ridge/ Pitt Mead.

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.

6020-22

6020-04 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

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

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

Chilliwack

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

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6020-32

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

VENDOR FINANCING @2.95% 900sf shop, sub dividable 1.213 acre + Superior 3357sf – Energy Efficient home c/w legal coach house suite – Little Mountain $799,500 604-792-5063 see uSELLaHOME.com id5620

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

Coquitlam

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

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

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

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

Surrey

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

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

CEDAR HILLS 2140sf 5br 2ba w/bsmt suite, huge 7200sf lot, updates, $549K 778-320-7506 see uSELLaHOME.com id5568 528 E. Columbia St., New West Custom built 3 BR home, 4 baths, superb view. A must see. $789,000. Rick 604-727-0043

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

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Burnaby

6020

New Westminster

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

Abbotsford

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

6020

6020-34

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

6020-06

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

Chilliwack

6020

6020-24

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

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

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

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

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

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

Westburn. dan@realestatehomes.net

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UPDATED 4541SF 7br 5½ba on large 8264sf lot, basement suite, $819,000 604-805-6614 see uSELLaHOME.com id5604

6020-26

North Vancouver

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

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

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

6020-06

www.GVCPS.ca / 604-786-4663

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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

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6020

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

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

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

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

Port Moody

E. NEWTON 4000sf 8br 5.5ba 2 yr old 3 level home w/3 br bsmt suite $699K 778-895-8620 see uSELLaHOME.com id5628

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

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

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Surrey

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

6020-52

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

6025

Mobile Homes

Industrial/ Commercial

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

108 - 185 FORESTER ROAD. N. Van. Prime office/light industrial, highly visible, facing DOLLARTON HIGHWAY, 820SF, 604-984-0836 GUILDFORD 1900SF 3br 2ba w/basement suite on huge 8640 sf lot, $498,000 604-613-1553 see uSELLaHOME.com id5608

6040

Okanagen/ Interior

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

COMMERCIAL/RESIDENTIAL 2300sf home w/suite above 3 Comm units $985K 604-882-6788 see uSELLaHOME.com id5533 GUILDFORD MAGNIFICENT 4952sf 10br 6.5ba back on creek, main floor master br, $789K 604-581-5541 see: uSELLaHOME.com id5506 VANC DNTOWN medical office 672sf+188sf common area near St Pauls hp $375K 604-572-2785 see uSELLaHOME.com id5509

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

6030

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

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

Tsawwas.

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

Out Of Town Property

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

6052

6065

Recreation Property

6065

Recreation Property

Back on the market at reduced price $525,000 USD! * 2,750 sqft./ on .95 acres* * 3 Bedrooms * 3.25 Bathrooms * Oversized 2 Car Garage * Carport & Outbuilding * Drive onto Beautiful Samish Island, near Bellingham, WA., to this custom Craftsman home with 25 feet of waterfront with adjacent road access. Park like setting. Two level exotic wood deck with views of Padilla Bay. Master with high ceilings, walk in closet, attached bath and solid Carerra marble surfaces. Office/ den plus 2 bonus rooms. Extensive hardwoods, solid fir doors, walk-in pantry, plenty of indoor storage, maple cabinets. For more information pls call:

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

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

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

6508

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

Recreation Property

Apt/Condos

1 BR + DEN, bright, Kits, Blenheim/Broadway, sunroom, insuite laundry & storage, gated prkg $1600. Nov 1. 604-220-5611 1 BR + den, Kingsway/Joyce area, reno’d, ns/np, inste w/d, d/w, avail Now, u/g prkg, nr skytn, $1100 + utils, 604-897-6951

CULTUS LAKE beautiful year round RV site grt location, low fees, all ament., $117,500. 1-604-795-9785 WATER VIEW, 2801-1188 Quebec St, 3B, 2BA, 1928sf, balcony, 3 parking stalls, lease, no pet, no smoking, $3700, now, Eric 604-723-7368 (Royal Pacific Rlty)

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

Jody Lynn Apartments - 1175 W 71st. Clean quiet building, h/w floors, Heat, h/water cls to shops, transit, quiet tree lined street. $950/mo, 1 yr lease, No Pets, No Smoking, to view Call Lea @ Dorset Realty - 778-323-2296

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

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

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

SENIOR STUDIO APT 60+ low income, Marpole area, ns, np, $445/mth, inc heat h/w & basic cable 604-600-7389

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

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

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

RENT

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

6510

Co-ops

NORTH BURNABY

Pine Ridge Housing Co-op has opened its wait list for 1 BDRM, 2 BDRM & 3 BDRM Townhouses, $729, $957, & $1123 with a $2,000, $2,800 & $3,300 share purchase. Located in quiet forest setting on Burnaby Mnt. Close to SFU, schools, transit & shopping. Enjoy the feel of country living within minutes of the city. Sorry, no subsidies available. Community involvement expected. Download our app form @ www.pineridgeco-op.bc.ca or send SASE to: #89, 8763 Ash Grove Cres, Burnaby, BC V5A 4B8 Attn: Membership Ctte.

6522

Furnished Accommodation

BACH STE, NR 41st/Cambie, own entry, wd, ns, np. $688 incl utils/net/TV/cbl. 604-327-2909

6540

Houses - Rent

4 BR, 2 up, 2 down, 2 bath, Dunbar, 23rd & Collingwood, 2 car garage, deck, granite, ss appl, hardwood, nr schools/shops $3600. Dec 1. 604-220-5611

Managed by Dodwell Strata Management Ltd.

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

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

RENTALS 1 BDRM, $800. Newly reno’d. view, hardwood, Victoria Drive & 33rd. no pets, no smoking, Avail Now 604-322-9224

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 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

CWK 2 BR, 1 bath. 1 car garage crn lot, fenced yrd, new reno, free hold $149,900. 1-360-637-8442 HATZIC LAKE Swans Point, 1 hr from Vanc incl lot & 5th wheel ski, fish, $148,500 604-209-8650 see uSELLaHOME.com id5491

HATZIC LAKE 1 hr drive from Vanc, 2 vacant lots 1 is lakefront $70K is for both 604-302-3527 see uSELLaHOME.com id5588

Out Of Town Property

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

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

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

6065

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

6050

CABIN 15 mins SE of Hope BC Surrounded by mountains rivers Tall cedars, trails, clean air. 3 BR, 1.5 ba, 6appls, sleeps 12+ $250K by owner, 604-795-3663

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

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

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

6020-36

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

9418 Marshall Rd, Bow, WA

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

TYNEHEAD 3800SF 5br 4.5ba executive home 12,077sf lot, with side suite, $850K 604-575-7311 see uSELLaHOME.com id5350

6050

Robert & Nancy Chaney, (for sale by owners)

Lots & Acreage

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

QUEEN MARY large 3700sf 7br+ den 5ba on 7869sf lot, 2br side suite $739,000 778-688-3621 see uSELLaHOME.com id5615

Out Of Town Property

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

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

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

6050

A43

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.

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

6035

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2012 THE VANCOUVER COURIER

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

7 BDRM/ 6 BATH elegant Quilchena House $5,500, OR 3 levels, 2 upper levels 3000+ sft. 5 bdrm/5 full bath, 2 terraces /view for $4500. First level legal suite 1000 sft 2 bdrm/1 bath/ sauna/6 apps for $1800. 3 car garage, radiant heat,new paint, Prince of Wales/Trafalgar school. $5500 for both. Available now. Cats OK. Call: (604) 999-9845 CADILLAC 3 bdrm 2 bath, view, 1 mnth free, close to sky train, $2650 inc util 604-926-5797

6565

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 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 YALETOWN 803-989 Beatty St, 1 bdrm+flex space, 630sf, balcony, new laminate flr, corner ste, prkg, spa, gym, sm pet ok, n/s, $1500, avail NOW 604-266-6399

Office/Retail Rent

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 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


A44

THE VANCOUVER COURIER FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2012

HOME SERVICES

Call ThE Experts RENOVATIONS & CUSTOM HOMES

8195

Since 1989

Renovations & Custom Homes

PAINTING BY BENJAMIN

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Benjamin 604-618-4288

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

8055

8080

Cleaning

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

8060

Concrete

CONCRETE SPECIALIST

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

8087

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

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

604-253-0049

Concrete Specialist. Garages, sidewalks, exposed aggregate & patios. Santino 778-892-5559

8071

Excavating

# 1 BACKHOE, EXCAVATOR & BOBCAT

Sidewalk, Driveway, Patio Exposed Aggregate, remove & replacing

A 1 Retaining Walls, Foundation, Stairs, Driveways, Patios, Sidewalks. Any concrete project. Free Est Bill 604-617-5813

Electrical

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

8105

Drafting/Design & Decorating

Flooring/ Refinishing

Hardwood Floor Refinishing

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

Repairs & Staining Installation Free Estimates

Century Hardwood Floors

8073

Drainage

Hillcrest Plumbing + Heating Discount Sales / Parts + Service

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

CELTIC HARDWOOD FLOORS LTD.

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

www.celtichardwoodfloors.ca

Complete Drywall Services! Textured Ceiling Specialist Quality Work Guaranteed! No Job To Small! Call Steve 604-613-4861

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

8120

Glass Mirrors

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

Wayne The Drywaller

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

Electrical

The current choice serving the Lower Mainland for more than 15 years. All Kinds of Work and Reasonable Rates.

Contact us today for a free estimate.

Max: 604-341-6059 Licensed & Bonded

POWER WASHING PLUS

FALL SPECIALS • Guttter & Window Cleaning • Power Washing • Painting • Free Estimates

Call Ken 604-716-7468 Edgemont Gutters. Sales & Install 5’’ continuous gutter, minor repairs, cleaning. 604-420-4800

WEST SIDE GUTTERS - 15% OFF 604-722-1105

Professional Powerwash Gutters cleaned & repaired Since 1984, 604-339-0949 Waters Home Maintenance Gutter Cleaning, repairs, windows Free estimate 604-738-6606

Lic. 22308

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 ALL YOUR electrical & reno needs. Lic’d electrician #37940. Insured, bonded & WCB. Free est Reasonable rates 604-842-5276

Commercial/Residential

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

Tel: 604-603-9655

8125

Gutters

Handyperson

Since 1989

RENOS • REPAIRS 9129 Shaughnessy St., Van.

732-8453

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

NO HST! til Nov.15

(max. $400)

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

WCB – Fully Insured 100% Money Back Guarantee

604-340-7189

atyourhomeservicesgroup.ca ACCREDITED BUSINESS

HANDYMAN, reno, kitchen, bath, plumbing, countertop, flooring, painting, etc. Mic, 604-725-3127 HOME REPAIRS - No job too small. Carpentry, painting, fencing, drywall, baseboards, lam flooring, deck repairs, p/washing, gutters. Refs Brian Evans 604-266-2547/785-4184 R’s Vinyl Windows Patio Doors, Entrance Drs, Concrete, Welding, Free Est. 778-863-1944 THE HANDYMAN CAN Professional Home Services Big or small - we do them all Free Est. Sr.Disc. 604-340-4633

8155

Landscaping

HEDGES, SHRUBS, TREE REMOVAL

INSURED, FREE EST.

224-3669

8160

AT YOUR HOME GUTTERS

8160

Lawn & Garden

HEDGE SHRUB TREE & STUMP REMOVAL FREE ESTIMATE INSURED

224-3669

MONKEY TREE Established Tree Management

Pruning • Ornamentals Tree Removal Stump Grinding Free Estimates/Insured

Lawn & Garden

HEDGING GARDENING CLEAN-UPS PRUNING

DUNBAR LAWN & GARDENS Free Estimates

604-266-1681

WCB • FULLY INSURED

EST. 41 YEARS

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

8185

Moving & Storage

AFFORDABLE MOVING 1 to 3 Men

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

45

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

FREE ESTIMATES Seniors Discount

604-537-4140 www.affordablemoversbc.com

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

604-723-2468; Tran the Gardener. New lawns, trimming, weeding, gutters, fall cleanups 604-723-2468 DUNBAR LAWN and GardenHedging, Gardening, cleanups, pruning. WCB. Est 41 yrs 604-266-1681

8080

Electrical

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

8185

Moving & Storage

FALL GARDEN CLEAN-UP leaf raking, weeding & pruning. Greg the Gardener 604-440-9502

8193

JAPANESE GARDENER Landscape & maintenance, clean-ups, trimming. Reas, free est, 25 yrs exp 604-986-8126

FLECK CONTRACTING LTD.

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

John-Taylor-Gardening Fall clean up, leaves, weeds, mulching, pruning, lawns. (604) 779-4797 Ny Ton Gardening yard & lawn maint. trimming, shrubs, hedging, new grass, etc. 604-782-5288 Rakes & Ladders.. Lawns, trees, gardens, shrubs. Certified, Ins. & WCB, 604-737-0170 ★ SD ENTERPRISES ★ Gardening, Lawncare, landscaping, pruning, clean-up, cedar fencing. Call Terry, 604-726-1931 SENIOR EXP’D GARDENER Pruning, Trimming, Landscaping 604-354-8382 or 604-879-6019

8175

Masonry

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

8185

Oil Tank Removal

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

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

STORMWORKS OIL Tank Removal. Certified, Insured, Reasonable Rates. A+ BBB. 604-724-3670

8195

Painting/ Wallpaper

D&M PAINTING

604-724-3832

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

DJ PAINTING, Int/Ext. Com/Res. Drywall repair. Free ests. Cell: 604-417-5917, 604-258-7300

ACCURATE PAINTING - Int & ext, new const. Good prices. 15+ yrs exp. Henry cell 604-754-9661

POWER WASHING PLUS

FALL SPECIALS • Power Washing

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

HARMONY PAINTING INC 3 empty rooms = $299 & up. Free estimate. 604-247-8888 ★ QUAYSIDE PAINTING ★ Insured • WCB • Texture Ceilings

604-727-0043

RONALDO PAINTING (1981) Master in Quality & Service Free est., WCB Insured, 778-881-6478, 604-247-8888

8200

Patios/Decks/ Railings

For all of your renovation and maintenance needs 604-785-9770

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

604-318-4390 aaronrconstruction.com

WE CAN FIX IT

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

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Interior / Exterior • New construction/Renovations/ Additions • Drywall hanging/ taping • Foundations/ Framing • Flooring: laminates/ tiles •Licensed & Insured • Free Estimates Call 604-220-7422

DECKS & FENCES, gates, front steps etc. John 778-998-5591 tarasoffconstruction.com

8205

Paving/Seal Coating

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

8220

Plumbing

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

604-731-2443 YOUR WAY

Plumbing & Renovations Full Kitchen & Bath Reno’s • Plumbing Service - all types • H/W tanks • Plugged drains No job too small!

‘Old Home Specialist’

Steve ✔

604-324-3351

WESTMOR

Plumbing Ltd

Res - Com Professional Service FLAT RATE 7 DAYS/WK

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

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

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

HOME ADVANTAGE Contracting Ltd

Residential & Commercial Renovations licensed - Insured - WCB

For Free Estimates Call Ryan 778.809.6677 homeadvantagecontracting@gmail.com Plywood Kitchen Cabinets & Refacing, Counter Tops • In business 50 years 604-879-9191

Superior Cove Tops & Cabinets

#3 - 8652 Joffre Ave, Burnaby

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

Since 1989

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

Need help with your Home Renovation?

Moving & Storage

Power Washing

Call Ken 604-716-7468

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

8225

BUDGET PAINTERS

UP TO 50% OFF, Satisfaction Guaranteed, Refs, 778-737-8989

ALLEN ASPHALT concrete, brick, Low Budget Moving Great Prices, Great Service Call 604-652-1660

PLUMBER • Reno’s •Rough-ins •Fixtures •H/W Tanks •Gas •Service. ★ 778-227-1119

• Window & Gutter Cleaning • Painting • Free Estimates

604-708-8850

PN 2030-A

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

Plumbing

604-725-0908

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

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

604 833-2479

monkeytreeservices.com

8130

POINT GREY PAINTING LTD

Fall Promo 25% off until Nov 30th

POINT GREY ENT. All Gutter Services Call 604-379-2641

Artistry of Hardwood Floors

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

Drywall

ALWAYS DONE RIGHT WITH INTEGRITY

8080

Gutters

604-376-7224 www.centuryhardwood.com

WEST SIDE DRAINAGE & SEWER 15% OFF - 604-722-1105

8075

8125

8220

Actual Plumbing & Heating, 24/7, Seniors/Military Disc. Lic. & Insured BBB, 604-874-4808

Off Season Pricing Call for estimate

9129 Shaughnessy St., Vancouver

HOME SERVICES

Painting/ Wallpaper

Find it in the Classifieds!

RENOS • REPAIRS 9129 Shaughnessy St., Van.

732-8453

A1 CONTRACTING. Bsmt, bath, kitchen cabinets, tiling, painting & decks. Dhillon, 604-782-1936 BASEMENT SUITES, bathrooms, kitchens, drywall, plumbing, tiling. John: 604-617-5054 D & M RENOVATIONS, Flooring, tiling, finishing. Fully Insured. Top quality, quick work 604-724-3832 RETIRED ARCHITECT Home Design • Renovations •City Permit Problems etc. Call Bill 604-916-3340 or email: billmccreery1@gmail.com


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9102

Renovations & Home Improvement

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9110

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8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

SOLUTION RENOVATIONS & Custom Homes - additions, kitchens, baths, decks, porches, structural repairs, windows, doors, etc. John, 604-817-6093 www.solutionrenovations.com RJR CONSTRUCTION Renovations - Small - Medium - Large Projects, Design build & Custom Homes. www.rjrrenovator.com Call 604-254-1760

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Roofing

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Domestic

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

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

1986 CHRYSLER TC Woody Wagon, Town & Country, all origional, loaded. $2,250. Consider trade. 604-534-2997

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

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Rubbish Removal

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

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Collectibles & Classics

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

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

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

2006 Ford Fusion SEL 135,000 kms Black on Black Leather, All Opitions Sun roof, Heated Seats and Mirrors, 5 Speed manual Transmission. $6,200. Call: (604) 302-9700

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1967 AUSTIN Healey BJ8 Mk 3, completely restored. 75K mi, all org. Red Ribbon at All Brit. Field meet. $45,000. 604-987-3993

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2007 FORD Focus SE, 4 dr, AC, auto, pwr grp, 68k kms, $4900 604-439-9840 or 604-612-5122 2001 CORVETTE Z06 black on black, absolute mint cond, 55k. Must sell! $32,000. 604-574-7629

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

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

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J. PEARCE STUCCO CONTRACTING. 604-761-6079 www.stuccocontracting.com

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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

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

1976 THUNDERBIRD, 1 owner, no accidents, serious inquiries. only. Call 604-465-7997 1993 PLYMOUTH Sundance 126 K, 4 dr, w/hatch, 2.2L, $2400 obo. Great 1st car 604-809-6353

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

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

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

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

9130 1997 BUICK Skylark GS, 170,000 km, no accid, clean, runs great, $1500 604-924-2608

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Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

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

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

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

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

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

2011 Dodge Charger SE 1,700 kms. Very cool,mint,smells new! $24,600obo. Gord 778-300-2538

Stucco/Siding/ Exterior

ALL STUCCO, chimney concrete and cement work. Professional, reasonable reliable 604-715-2071

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

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1990 Bentley Mulsanne S Flagship. Mint. 43k. Priv. Sale $25,000. 604 644 6061

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

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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

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Collectibles & Classics

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

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

1999 SUZUKI Grand Vitara, fully loaded, 4 door, all wheel drive, white, $7000. Call 604-518-3166

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

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

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

2003 FORD Explorer, $7995. Stock# S12089A. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

Sports & Imports

2006 Ford F150 XL, 4X4, 5.4L, extended cab, seats 6, long box, canopy, A/C, 107K. $12,950. must sell! (604) 773-4235. 2004 BMW X5 4.4i, fully equip, 131K, $18,888 Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

2007 FORD ESCAPE, V6 XLT 4WD 3L, 64k, Exc.Cond. $12,900 obo. Must sell! 604-522-6877 2004 FORD F350 Diesel, Stock# AB10252A, $15,995. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

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

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

2008 FORD Pickup Lariat, 49,000km, loaded + +, $37,500 Must Sell! 604-313-2763

2009 MITSUBISHI Outlander XLS, $22,988, 74K EH04185 Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

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

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

1992 SUBARU Loyal S/W, 4 cyl, auto, aircared, pwr grp, exc cond, all rec. $1950 obo. 604-433-3039

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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

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

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

1989 BMW 325 is, 2dr, red, 5 sp, 1 owner, 210K, gd cond, loaded, $4200 obo, 604-946-8862 2001 HONDA Civic. Std, 4dr, 182 K, new tires, fully serviced, $4000. Call: (604) 984-8913.

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

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

INFINITI G35 2003, exc. cond. power all, m.green, 83,000 km. $13k OBO. Call: 604.721.4414

2005 TOYOTA Corolla CE, auto, a/c, CD, p/l,129,000 local kms, $6900. 604-329-9933

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

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

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

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

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

2002 Acura TL 3.2 Local NS car. Senior driven/always garaged. Automatic. 181,000 kms. All service records. Gold with beige leather interior. An excellent vehicle at an attractive price. $6,200 Call: (604) 788-4849

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2007 YARIS 4DR SDN AUTO pw pl green $7,888 #2791785 WWW.KEYWESTFORD.COM 1-866-549-8503 301 Stewardson Way, New Westminister

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

2009 VOLKSWAGEN Beetle 38,500km, tiptronic automatic, fully loaded, mfgr carproof warranty available. 16,500 offers Manufacturers retail suggested 17,500 & higher. 604- 836-1014

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

2004 JAGUAR X-type 102,000km, Auto, 2.5, V6, no accident $10,500. 778-862-6891 2006 MERCEDES Benz SLK280 premium pkg, auto, low kms retract hard top, receipts since new, $24,800. 604-734-8861

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

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 NISSAN 350Z, 35,000 kms, immaculate, no accidents $17,500. 604-980-1891

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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.

604-998-1209 2005 HONDA Accord, EXL V6, , 78,850km, $13,888 Sigature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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2002 C240 Benz, 4dr, auto, silver/ blk leather, lady driven, 280K, excl cond, $4500. 778 893-8151

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

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

2001 Toyota Celica GT Auto 138,000 kms -many extras $8,950. Call: (604) 690-6235 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

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

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

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

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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

9160 2002 Nissan Pathfinder 172,000 kms, Chilkoot Edition, power everything, A/C, $6,500 Call: (604) 591-7526

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

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

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

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RV’s/Trailers

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

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

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

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

2005 40’ Vectra Cummings Diesel Pusher,Freightliner Evolution Chasis,air ride & independant front suspetion,tow package, 33610 mi.3 slides auto everything-awnings,levelling jacks,sunvisors,floor cover, retactable cord & hose etc. Air (Jake) brakes,King sleep # bed, Washer/Dryer, Lge slide out storage. Heated storage, $119,900, 778 835-3455.

2006 GEORGETOWN XL, 35’ 9', 3 slides, V10, 20k miles, tow car avail, $58,000 604-948-5048

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

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

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

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

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

2005 SIERRA 30ft 5th wheel. Slide. N/S. OBO $18,000. Call: (604) 888-7717

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

2008 31 ft Colorado RL 5th Wheel Private sale. 3 slides. 4 awnings. Rear living room. Mor/ ryde hitch and suspension. Like new condition! Asking: $27,000. 604-751-1573

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

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High rolling in a Rolls-Royce

Life as an automotive writer is more than a little surreal sometimes. Here I am, committed cycle-commuter and grandson of a Ulster diesel-bus mechanic, swanning about town in a near$600,000 drop-top Roller like my last name was “the Third.” Adding to the weirdness of the experience, I distinctly remember the exact moment I received the invitation to come drive this, the latest iteration of what many consider the ultimate automobile: high atop Deep Cove’s Quarry Rock, sweaty, dirty, and thanks to a malfunctioning diaper, somewhat pooped-upon. But I digress. Let’s make with the wafting already. Rolls-Royce now has two lines, the Ghost and the

Phantom. My Phantom test-vehicle for the day is the larger of the two, and the only one available as a convertible—it also comes as a coupe, sedan and longwheel-base limousine. While the smooth nearsilence of its V12 and a wraith-like glide would make you think “Phantom” is a perfect name for this beautifully crafted machine, I disagree. A phantom is something one just catches out of the corner of one’s eye; a semi-invisible trick of the light. By contrast, the RollsRoyce version visually smacks you upside the head like an ACME frying pan. It is as colossal as a cathedral, as imposing as a triple-decker ship of the line with all the guns run out and every man jack armed to the teeth. Continued on next page

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The front seat of the Rolls-Royce feels like a throne.

From previous page While AMGs and BMW Ms and Audi Ss cruise around flashily with gills and grilles and huge-diameter rims, they are just background noise compared to this. The Roller doesn’t have a driver’s seat, it has a throne. In the long-wheelbase versions, for which Vancouver has the largest percentage of ownership in North America, that throne can be found in the back, where plutocrats and potentates

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few changes there are. Firstly, the Series II gains LED-based lighting up front and a new one-piece grille. Underneath, the BMWsourced V12 is now joined to an eight-speed automatic transmission for added smoothness. In many ways, you don’t drive a Rolls-Royce, you sail it. Press on the accelerator and there’s a sense of working against a great deal of inertia, like trying to rouse a member of the House of Lords after a large lunch. The gleaming bonnet inclines slightly and the Phantom glides forward with purpose—one practically expects to see a wake in the tarmac behind you. It’s surprisingly fast for such a behemoth, and there’s even a sport button (ridiculous), which will spur the transmission into greater action. As if. You might as well suit up Her Majesty in Nomex and have her enter a drifting competition—while 453hp is perfectly, as RollsRoyce used to classify their power outputs “adequate”, there is almost no instance in which you would use even half of what’s on tap. Instead, drink in the luxurious touches that you have carefully selected. Yes, I said “you”: a Rolls-Royce is not some off-the-peg Germanic business suit, it’s a carefully tailored affair. Rolls like to refer to the process as “bespoke,” which term sounds a bit strange coming out of the mouth of a California-accented PR person. Essentially, you can have an interior designed anyway you wish, far beyond the bounds of good taste or sensibility. Care to chuck out the rear seats for a car-sized humidor? Not a bother. Want to upholster

the floor in leather and put carpeting on the seats? As sir/madam wishes. I think mine would be plaid, with teak hardwood floors. And maybe cannons. Silliness aside, four-door Phantoms are more likely to be black-tie affairs, but the coupes and cabriolets are icons of individualistic expression, and they certainly capture the attention of passersby. The pure white flanks of my (for the day) Drophead are slathered in extra-thick Carrara White paint, but they might as well have called it Eyeball Magnet for the gazes it gets. Having popped home to don a flatcap, I’m hamming it up as Laird of the Glen. Mooring the thing in the driveway briefly, I get to meet most of the neighbourhood: everyone wants to stop and check out the Rolls. With a grandmother called in for babysitting duties, I squire my wife off around North Vancouver, feeling like a toff and fiddling about with the switch that retracts the nosemounted Spirit of Ecstasy ornament. At an eye-watering $585,000, the Roller is worth more than the 10 closest cars we’re driving alongside. And then, just as I’m feeling rather smug, I spot somebody driving the other way in a million-dollar Ferrari Enzo. Sigh. Only on the North Shore. Back to the dealership, and a more than usually reluctant relinquishing of the keys. What a unique thrill. A once-in-a-lifetime experience. Bucket-list item checked. If you have the means, I highly recommend picking one up. brakingnews@gmail.com

The Rolls-Royce Phantom drew plenty of attention when parked outside contributing writer Brendan McAleer’s North Vancouver home.


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