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Subway central to 2040 transportation plan Broadway rapid transit a goal Mike Howell Staff writer

The city wants two-thirds of all trips to be done by foot, bike or transit by 2040.

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City council approved an ambitious transportation plan Wednesday but its goals of having two-thirds of all trips in Vancouver done by foot, bike or transit by 2040 will be derailed if a subway is not built along the Broadway corridor. That was the warning from Jerry Dobrovolny, the city’s director of transportation, who said the operation of an underground rapid transit system from Broadway and Commercial to at least Arbutus is crucial to the 2040 transportation plan’s success. “We cannot reach our goals without rapid transit through central Broadway,” Dobrovolny told reporters

after council passed the plan. “The region can’t meet its goals without rapid transit through central Broadway, we can’t meet the provincial goals without rapid transit through central Broadway.” A rapid transit system along Broadway to the University of B.C. could cost up to $3 billion, according to provincial government estimates. Council’s push for such a system comes one month after TransLink released its dire 2013 Base Plan and Outlook. TransLink’s plan showed the agency expects $472 million less than forecast in revenue over the next three years, mostly because of lower fuel tax and transit revenues. See CRISIS on page 4

Banned UBC football kicker speaks out Former player tested positive for steroids Bob Mackin

Contributing writer An ex-University of B.C. Thunderbirds kicker punted for a positive steroid test said “I’d probably be in a different situation now” if the team had received formal education about sport supplements and

banned substances. Billy Pavlopoulos of Georgetown, Ont. was banned two years, retroactive to Jan. 9, when two Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport doping testers entered an off-season team meeting and demanded urine samples from Pavlopoulos and nine other players.

At a closed-door, Aug. 16 hearing, Pavlopoulos, 21, did not dispute the positive test for stanozolol, but denied knowingly ingesting the steroid. He said it would have made him “too bulky.” He claimed it entered his system as an unlisted ingredient in the 1MR sport supplement he ingested during off-

season training. “I never had the desire to go and take steroids,” Pavlopoulos told the Courier this week. “Especially with my specific position, I need to be flexible.” Arbitrator John Sanderson’s Oct. 16 decision, released Oct. 30, rejected Pavlopoulos’s plea for a

reduced ban. Pavlopoulos had participated in a mandatory CCES online, anti-doping “learning module” in August 2009 that included a section on the potential dangers of sport supplements and nutrition products. See FOI on page 4

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FOI reveals UBC football did not attend anti-doping sessions

Continued from page 1 “I kind of just blew through it because I didn’t even work out at the time,” Pavlopoulos said. He said there was a condensed, annual update for the database, but he was not required to attend a team meeting where players were taught about the risks and rules. “Because I’m a kicker, a different position, I was exempted from a lot of the meetings,” he said. The result of a Freedom of Information request to UBC corroborates Pavlopoulos. A Feb. 6 letter from the UBC Freedom of

Information office said: “We were informed that UBC Varsity football student athletes, coaches, team officials and support staff have not attended any anti-doping seminars or workshops held from Jan. 1, 2008 to present by Canadian Interuniversity Sport, Canada West, Football Canada and/or Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport.” UBC associate director of intercollegiate sport Theresa Hanson did not respond to an Oct. 31 interview request. In August, she said: “We don’t babysit our student athletes, no one possibly can be with

them 24 hours a day. Our role is to educate them the best we can and hopefully they’ll make the right decision.” Hanson said the UBC studentathlete handbook includes antidoping advice and that UBC hired representatives of the Taylor Hooton Foundation to give an August seminar. The Texas non-profit organization’s namesake was a 16year-old high school baseball player whose 2003 depression-related suicide was linked to steroid use. Coach Shawn Olson also regularly discusses his 2000 positive test for

a banned stimulant that tainted his otherwise stellar tenure as UBC’s quarterback. Pavlopoulos said his hard work over three years at UBC has been tarnished by the test and the suggestion that he is a cheater. “My main goal for this year was to play in the East West Bowl and I had earned that and I couldn’t participate because of what was going on,” he said of last May’s CIS allstar game in London, Ont. “That was definitely a hard thing.” Pavlopoulos made 13 of 19 field goal attempts in 2011, including a

47-yarder. He averaged 43 yards per punt and 47.5 yards on kickoffs. He represented his teammates on the athletic council and even dressed as the Thunderbird mascot during UBC basketball and volleyball games. Pavlopoulos, who was suspended Feb. 21, now studies at Humber College in Toronto. He hopes to resume play next year at a U.S. junior college and dreams of being drafted by a Canadian Football League team. 2010goldrush@gmail.com twitter.com/bobmackin

Crisis predicted if subway not built and transit not improved Continued from page 1 That means fewer dollars for future investments in transit, road, bicycle and pedestrian improvements. Dobrovolny noted when the Evergreen Line from Coquitlam is completed in the summer of 2016, the Broadway and Commercial transit hub will see an increase of 25 per cent more transit users. Already, he said, some transit users at the hub have to let five buses go by before boarding. The need for a subway and improved transit will reach a crisis

when an already clogged system is coupled with the construction of five-million square feet of new job space via commercial developments around transit hubs. More offices mean more workers but Dobrovolny said the city has run out of road space for more cars. That is why, he said, the push is on growing the number of trips by foot, bike or transit. When asked by a reporter why the city doesn’t have a “plan B” to be put into action if a subway isn’t built along Broadway, Dobrovolny replied: “I’d ask you what ‘plan

B’ would be? Freeways? Elevated roads? There is no ‘plan B.’” The city’s transportation plan, however, does mention the idea of having developers help pay for transit improvements. Developers already pay what are called community amenity contributions that go towards building such additions as community and childcare centres in a neighbourhood. Vision Coun. Geoff Meggs said it was important for council to consider all possible means to fund an expansion of transit. But, he added, that’s not to say he

would want to see transit funding from developers replace the construction of other community amenities. “These are tools that this council or a future council can put on the table in terms of making sure that the financial investment is appropriate and that the upside that comes with more transit investment flows a bit back into the investment,” Meggs told council. City manager Penny Ballem is a member of a committee appointed by the regional mayors’ council to look at funding mechanisms for

TransLink. She said many cities in the world are considering development-related funding for transit. “This is one of a number of options—it’s certainly something the city has control over in terms of looking at and it’s obviously something that council would need to agree on and process,” Ballem said. “But it is a very fundamental piece that every big city that’s looking at funding rapid transit is either considering or putting in place.” mhowell@vancourier.com Twitter: @Howellings

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to go ahead with the project. Another 22 people, including Michael Clague, the co-chair of the Downtown Eastside Local Area Planning Process, Jean Swanson of the Carnegie Community Action Project and Harold Lavender of the Downtown Eastside Residents’ Association spoke in opposition to the project. Supporters say the development brings more housing, detractors worry about gentrification of the neighbourhood and increases to rents. Both arguments were recognized by Carr, who wanted council

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to defer approval of the project until the Downtown Eastside Local Area Plan Committee reached a decision on it. “We need to get it right, we need to support grassroots democracy,” Carr told council. “We need to recognize [the committee] is split on this and that we heard different points of view from that committee and I believe our decision will have a negative impact on the very committee itself and I don’t think we can afford to make that mistake.” Vision councillors Raymond Louie, Tim Stevenson and Kerry Jang argued that the project is creating housing where there was none before. Jang said he would not “vote against housing.” “We have people in our city who need housing,” he said. But Carr — and even the mayor, who said the province and feds have to do more — spoke to the concerns about gentrification. “I think there are some real justified concerns around the potential impact of this project and gentrification as we’ve seen around the Downtown Eastside,” Robertson said. “Certainly, there have been steps made by this council to address and proactively protect the low income housing we have.” The project still has to go before the city’s development permit board. Don’t expect consensus in the gallery. mhowell@vancourier.com Twitter: @Howellings

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Students from alternative program at A.R. Lord elementary happy to help with Halloween activities

Volunteers carve out fun with elementary students Cheryl Rossi Staff writer

Enthusiastic chatter created a cacophony in the gym of A.R. Lord elementary near the PNE Monday where the earthy smell of pumpkin pulp filled the air. Two classes of grades 3 and 4 students sat shoulder to shoulder with volunteer teenagers and alumni in their early 20s as the volunteers carved pumpkins to each kids’ specifications. “I’ve killed a pumpkin,” exclaimed one boy who held his pulpy hands in the air. Members of Dr. A.R. Lord Alumni Association, or DARLAA, brought the pre-Halloween festivities to life. DARLAA volunteers, who are all under age 24, used money they’d raised to buy a pumpkin for each child and set up a pumpkin patch in the morning so each student could choose their own raw material. “It’s inspiring and they’re amazing role models for my kids,” said Tracy Spring, a mother of two students in grades 1 and 3. “It’s also amazing that the East Side kids are here, too, after what they went through,” she added. Controversy arose last year when two alternative programs for teenagers

Adrienne Wong, co-founder of DARLAA, helps five-year-old Matthew Nguyen with the pumpkin carving Tuesday afternoon at A.R. Lord elementary. photo Dan Toulgoet who needed to get back on track with high school were amalgamated in an idle building on the kindergarten-to-Grade 7 school’s grounds. “We lost a lot of families, maybe 40, 45 kids,” Spring said. A group of East Side al-

ternative program girls, some of them with piercings and copious eyelashes, said they “love[d] little kids.” They had all previously volunteered with younger children whereas the lone alternative school boy volunteering at 2:30 p.m. said

it was his first time. “I kind of like it,” said the 16-year-old as he tried to fashion a super scary jack-o’-lantern as desired by his five-year-old charge. Allison Burke who has taught at A.R. Lord for 19 years, expressed gratitude for the DARLAA volunteers

at the school. “At our school we seem to have lost all our male teachers, so it’s great to have male role models helping out,” she said. DARLAA boasts 15 members, including alumni and connections made through social networking

on Facebook. Just under half are men. Adrienne Wong, Eric Leung and Carmela Santorelli started DARLAA in 2010 and the association has raised $7,000 for field trips, Thanksgiving hampers and school supplies. Wong and Leung say they’re aware that students these days may not be afforded the extras they enjoyed because of cutbacks. They wanted to give back to the school that had fostered their sense of community spirit and where their mothers were active on the parent advisory council. “We were looking for something that was more personal, more direct,” Wong said. “This is about as direct as it will get.” Wong, who is completing her fourth year in psychology at Simon Fraser University, hopes to pursue elementary teacher training next year. That wasn’t her plan when she co-founded DARLAA two years ago, but contact with the kids has shifted her career goals. DARLAA also gives a $500 scholarship to a graduate of Templeton secondary each year in recognition of the importance of post secondary education. crossi@vancourier.com Twitter: @Cheryl_Rossi

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Americans voting abroad could tip balance in U.S. election Stanley Tromp Contributing writer

In a tight U.S. presidential race, where some polls put the Democrat and Republican contenders in a dead heat, every vote counts. So groups working for both parties abroad are working hard to get out the vote including among the thousands of Americans living in Metro Vancouver. Speaking from Toronto, Republicans Abroad Canada secretary Kelli Wright said Canadian votes could theoretically make a difference in a swing state where the margin between the candidates was only a few hundred votes. The best example was the race in Florida in 2000, where Republican George W. Bush was ultimately declared the winner over Democrat rival Al Gore in a result disputed to this day. In that election, military absentee votes mainly tipped the balance for Bush, yet Wright said, “Republicans living in Canada and voting in Florida jokingly claimed at least partial credit for the Bush victory.” Maureen Harwood, chair of the Vancouver branch of Democrats

Uncle Sam wants Americans to vote. The U.S. consulate cites 92,000 Americans living in B.C., many of whom will probably vote Democrat, says the chair of the Vancouver branch of Democrats Abroad. file photo Dan Toulgoet Abroad, said in her experience Americans living abroad are more liberal-minded with a global outlook. “So I’d say the Democratic Party has a stronger base abroad than the Republicans,” she said, adding she doesn’t speak for the Democratic Party. Wright said

“there are likely many more Democrats than Republicans in Vancouver.” An estimated six million Americans live abroad and perhaps one million reside in Canada, at least half of voting age. In 2008, U.S. federal elections offices mailed

out about one million absentee ballots around the world. In the 2006 Canadian census, more than 66,000 people in British Columbia self-identified as being Americans, while the U.S. consulate cites 92,000 Americans residing in B.C. It is not clear how many of those now live in the Vancouver area. About 20 years ago the U.S. changed its laws to allow American citizens to hold dual citizenship, and those Americans who are also Canadian citizens may vote in both countries. Many Americans working and studying in Canada are not dual citizens. For voting purposes, “legal voting residence” is the state where the voter last resided. A U.S. citizen who was born abroad and who has never lived in America can vote in his or her parents’ home state. Citizens must have registered in advance, but if they have not yet received their ballot, they can apply for an “emergency write-in ballot.” Voting must be done by mail using a security envelope. (For more, call the U.S. consulate or go to fvap.gov.) Wright added that absentee

ballots are often not counted unless the margin of victory is small enough that those ballots could affect the outcome for that state’s electoral votes. “That seems to bother some people, but absentee ballots definitely make a difference when and where it matters, and most people I talk to like to send in their ballot whether or not they believe it will be counted.” There are separate Washington State local and gubernatorial elections on the same ballot Nov. 6. Democrat supporters plan to watch election night returns come in at Ceili’s Irish Pub at 670 Smithe St. and at the Pacific Inn at 1160 King George Highway, Surrey. Wright says her group has fewer members and no Republican election day parties planned for the Vancouver area. Vancouverites who cannot vote in the U.S. yet who work for the American campaigns include Braeden Caley, a political aide to Mayor Gregor Robertson and a member of the group Canadians for Obama, of whom 17 travelled south to volunteer for Obama in Washington State caucuses. stromp@telus.net

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The City of Vancouver’s settlement last weekend with its biggest union is certainly a long way from what we saw in the last collective agreement. That’s when CUPE 15 and the rest of the city’s civic unions — except for the cops — agreed to a five-year deal worth 17.5 per cent after a three-month strike. This time, with world economies on shaky ground and more cuts coming to the size of the city’s workforce through the shared services review, there was no appetite for a strike let alone expectations of double-digit wage increases. So the union bargaining team accepted a four-year deal where wage increases total 6.75 per cent; that, by the way, is less than projected inflation. Circumstances were much different in 2007. For one thing, Vancouver was part of a regional bargaining unit, which excluded Surrey and Richmond. The 2007 deal was as rich as it was because much of the region wanted to ensure labour peace during the 2010 Winter Olympics. To the regional bargainers’ annoyance, the pattern for the settlement was set by Richmond, while Vancouver and the other municipalities dithered and then-Vancouver mayor Sam Sullivan along with his incompetent senior management provoked a strike here. Since then, with Burnaby and Vancouver pulling out, the regional bargaining structure has collapsed. For Vancouver, membership was strategically limiting. It meant giving up control at the main bargaining table plus Vancouver was paying more than $1 million a year to support the central organization that served mostly

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allengarr municipalities so small they lacked the capacity to bargain with their own unions. Richmond and Surrey, on the other hand, were getting the benefit of sitting at a regional table where, while they couldn’t vote, they could gain from the collective wisdom of the other municipalities, such as it was. Technically, that has all changed now, although collaboration continues. CUPE locals across the region continue to coordinate efforts amongst themselves and, as we saw this year, they selected one of the softest targets to go after first. In this case, it was New Westminster. This is not to say the management side of the table is without its resources. It’s no secret that senior municipal managers throughout the region were working out their own position in terms of a settlement In this case, New Westminster set the pattern in a deal it reached with CUPE 387 last August. While CUPE 15 may have started out

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asking for more and Vancouver management would have wanted to offer less, deviating from the pattern by either side would have created serious headaches. So, as far as the money goes, the Vancouver settlement exactly mirrors New Westminster: 1.25 per cent in the first year, 1.75 per cent in the following two years and two per cent in the final year. Where the contracts differ is in the “language.” This includes terms for holidays, sick time, overtime, promotions and health benefits. Those issues in themselves can have significant dollar impact on the cost of the collective agreement. For example, in the CUPE 15 agreement, the union has made concessions that provide a wider window of services. These concessions will allow building inspectors to work on Saturdays and licence inspectors to check out bars on Friday nights without the city incurring overtime costs. Finally, while the city would have preferred a less costly settlement, when the 2012 budget was set by council earlier this year, you can bet that buried in that $1.2 billion document was a provision for a wage increase. I have been assured that the city will not have to impose a further tax increase to pay for the first year increase of 1.25 per cent retroactive to Jan. 1, 2012. Do not, however, expect the city to boast about how they cut a sharp deal that is good for the taxpayers, at least not until the union members ratify the agreement on Nov. 6. agarr@vancourier.com

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Trade pack with China breaks state further “You can’t make an omelette without breaking some eggs.” This expression has been attributed to a number of sources, including Joseph Stalin. Whether he said it or not, the Russian leader certainly believed that desirable goals sometimes required undesirable acts. The end justifies the means, and all that. After the Russian revolution of 1917, many sympathizers in the west looked to the “Russian experiment” as a beacon for humanity. Then came the purges, the show trials of old Bolsheviks, and a succession of “five year plans” that dislocated millions of people and led to mass starvation. When Stalin signed a non-aggression pact with Hitler in 1939, upending the historical opposition of communists and fascists, “dialectical reasoning” came to the rescue. This marriage of convenience didn’t contradict Marxist principles, Moscow insisted. It was just another counterintuitive twist of historical materialism. From Paris to Berlin to New York and beyond, the fellow travellers swallowed their doubts. Some eggs were getting smashed, but surely the glorious scent of omelettes hung over the Russian steppes. Westerners just had to be patient and give the Slavic cooks time. So what has any of this to do with today? Well, I’m struck how much the right-wing media pundits and policy wonks of today resemble the blinkered leftists of the early 20th century. Since the late 1980s, when Thatcher, Reagan and Mulroney took the first kicks at the public sector, we’ve been told to politely wait for the splendid effects of economic deregulation and trade liberalization to kick in. It’s been 20 years since the signing of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Since then we’ve been offered an alphabet soup spelling out various strange terms, including FTAA, MAI and FIPPA. Over that period of time, I’ve seen political candidates opposed to free trade come and go, like Connie Fogal and political gadfly David Orchard. In 1998, Maude Barlowe and the Council of Canadians helped to push the Multilateral Agreement on Investment (MAI) right off the menu. However, the Powers That Broil play a long game. The reheated agreements always return to the table with new acronyms and even more toxic provisions. And the critics have to warn the public all over again. For years, free trade critics have warned us that these agreements will result in weakened legislative power, diminished sovereignty, greater corporate un-

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geoffolson accountability and wider income gaps. Is it just coincidence that all these trends have played out, domestically and beyond? A succession of trade agreements have opened up global markets like shattered piñatas for the plutocratic class. Their model of “free trade” involves erasing local barriers to transnational corporations, to ensure market penetration reigns supreme over community values across the world. The trade agreements, along with the predations of giant lending institutions like the IMF and World Bank, have helped create islands of wealth and privilege in an expanding sea of poverty. Oh, but “a rising tide lifts all boats,” the comfortable Margaret Wentes, Thomas Friedmans and William Kristols keep telling us. Just give it time. The revolution is not complete. Such people are apparatchiks: true believers who’ve drunk the Kool-Aid. It’s no accident that the late journalist Christopher Hitchens began his intellectual life as a Trotskyite and ended as a cheerleaderforAmericanshock-and-awe. Ditto for Trotskyite Paul Wolfowitz, who became deputy defense secretary under George W. Bush before assuming the presidency of the World Bank. Both men simply traded one ideology of “permanent revolution” for another. And now we’ve been served with the most toxic agreement of all, pegged for final approval by the feds on Nov. 2. Critics say the Canada-China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Act (FIPPA) will green-light secret tribunals for Chinese businesses to sue our nation and possibly compromise our judicial system, environment and sovereignty. The deal will tie the hands of government until 2043. So here we are, with a Conservative government that’s free market bosom buddy with the Chinese communist party (shades of the 1939 Molotov-Ribbentrop pact). Strange bedfellows indeed — but just wait until they come downstairs for breakfast. Pristine wilderness and parliamentary processes are just ingredients on the front burner. Eggs, if you will. And you can’t make an omelette without breaking them, hard. geoffolson.com

Protesters who marched on the premier’s office last week are right to challenge photo Dan Toulgoet “pipeline safety,” which a reader says is an impossibility. To the editor: Re: “March intended to show expanding opposition to Enbridge proposal,” Oct. 26. Whenever the hollow assurances of “pipeline safety” are brought up by oilsands-pipeline proponents, it should be noted that there can never be true pipeline safety, nor anything

near it. One need only consider what a major tectonicplate shift — which B.C. is overdue to experience — of even just a metre, with the fault zone land shifting in opposing directions, would do the strength of, as a good example, the proposed Northern Gateway twin pipelines. They’d breach, to put it mildly, leaving behind

detrimental environmental consequences, very potentially throughout countless pristine and eco-sensitive regions of B.C. Then, of course, there’s also the issue of our northern coast and its waters that are at risk by giant oiltankers. Frank G. Sterle, Jr. White Rock

Shark fin ban dictatorial and autocratic

To the editor: Re: “Popular Chinatown restaurant drops shark fin soup,” Oct. 26. The controversy of shark fin soup is a hot topic. I’m somehow depressed to see the deep divisions caused by this issue. I’m totally against the inhumane treatment of the sharks in the process of obtaining their fins, but I have reservations about banning shark fin. In a democratic society we are entitled to the freedom to choose our own lifestyles. The notion of legislating laws and regulations to ban shark fin seems dictatorial and autocratic. I’m fed up by the political bickering of politicians and the public in general and I’m not

dismissing any speculation that certain individuals hope to capitalize on this issue. When the more pressing urgency is to counteract the environmental damages we have done to our planet — i.e. the damage of the ozone layer and the greenhouse effect — I ask is it unholy and too much to ask for the right and freedom to choose to eat shark fin soup? Is it unholy and sinful to ask people to leave the carnivore, frugivore/ fruitarian, herbivore, omnivore, vegetarian, epicure, gourmand and ascetic in us alone and allow people the free will to choose? Stephen Chiu, Vancouver

Put facts first in Armstrong tragedy

To the editor: Re: “Cycling’s reputation still in doubt,” Letters, Oct. 26. Contrary to Mr. Cho’s claim, there was no bribe from Mr. Armstrong to cover a positive test in Switzerland, as there was no “positive” test to begin with. Swiss authorities denied on several occasions that Armstrong’s test was exceeding UCI guidelines and warned that it should not

be used by USADA. The AFP reported “Lance Armstrong’s contentious 2001 Tour of Switzerland drug test was suspicious, but wasn’t proof of EPO doping, even by today’s stringent standards,” the laboratory chief who oversaw the procedure has told AFP. “There was no positive test on the Tour of Switzerland in 2001,” said Martial Saugy, the director of the

Lausanne laboratory which conducted the tests. As much as this whole tragic affair has made a former hero into a villain, we should resist mob mentality and deal only with facts. However, I do agree that cycling’s reputation is still in doubt, and I add that UCI and USADA’s competency should be questioned George Vytasek, Vancouver

PM, Clark act in quasi-monarchic manner

To the editor: Re: “Politicians to blame for disengaged public,” Oct. 24. I completely agree with Keith Baldrey’s criticisms of the authoritarian and high-

handed actions of some of our “leaders,” federal and provincial. Prorogation should be either abolished outright, or severely regulated. The ability of a premier or prime minister

to dissolve Parliament at their convenience is a quasi-monarchic holdover that has no place in a modern democracy. Carl Rosenberg, Vancouver

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White poppy first sold in 1933 to commemorate all victims of war

White poppy blooms as Remembrance Day approaches

Naoibh O’Connor Staff writer

Teresa Gagné will wear a red poppy leading up to Remembrance Day on Nov. 11 like many Vancouverites, but it’s not the only article pinned to her lapel. Gagné also affixes a white poppy beside the red one. Known as a peace poppy, it’s meant to commemorate all victims of war, call attention to the environmental devastation caused by war, symbolize the wearer’s rejection of war as a tool for social change, and represent an appeal for peaceful conflict resolution. The white peace poppies originated in Britain and were first sold by the Co-operative Women’s Guild in 1933. Gagné spotted a woman wearing one about a decade ago and it’s meaning resonated with her. “Personally, I’ve always felt a bit conflicted about wearing the red poppy — wanting to support veterans, feeling that I somehow wanted to express that I had grave reservations about current wars and about the necessity of war as a way of solving disputes,” explained Gagné, the spokesperson for Vancouver Peace Poppies. “So, to me, the white poppy was a way to express those feelings.” Supporters will gather at Mountainview Cemetery

Nov. 2 to launch their fourth annual White Poppy Remembrance Day campaign when they’ll unveil two wreaths of mixed red and white poppies, coloured by school children. Gagné wore homemade white poppies for the first two years of the campaign, but then started bringing them in from Britain where they’re made. Last year, she distributed a total of about 1,800 across Canada — roughly 600 in Vancouver. The campaign website indicates where they can be purchased for a donation. Gagné said she hasn’t heard many negative comments, but is aware some white poppy wearers have been accused of disrespecting veterans who’ve sacrificed their lives for their country. “I think mostly that comes from people who aren’t really familiar with the white poppy, haven’t read one of our cards, and may not have any familiarity with it other than that they’ve heard it’s offensive to veterans,” she said. “It’s like people who want to see a book banned even though they’ve never actually seen the book, but they’ve heard that it contains this or that.” Gagné believes she’s actually helping direct more attention to Remembrance

Day and that many veterans support the campaign’s message. “I feel that Remembrance Day for the last few years has more and more lost its relevance and connection to people. To a lot of people it’s another statutory holiday. It’s a day to sleep in and shop and it’s not a day anymore for people to stop and really think about war and the con-

sequences of war,” she said. “I feel that our campaign is actually focusing more attention on Remembrance Day and that our goal is really the same as the Legion’s, which is to keep it as a day that’s important to stop and remember war.” Jim Howard is the administrator of the Vancouver Poppy Fund for traditional red poppies, which pay hom-

age to fallen veterans. He said he’s never heard of the white poppy campaign and couldn’t comment on it. Howard said the Vancouver Poppy Fund campaign is going well, particularly the mail appeal. The campaign sent out 65,000 pieces of unaddressed mail and 6,700 pieces of addressed mail across the city containing a poppy and appeal for a donation.

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NPA councillor says city needs more transparency

Details denied on Wu settlement Mike Howell Staff writer

When news surfaced Oct. 26 that an East Side man injured in a case of wrongful arrest won an out-of-court settlement from the Vancouver Police Department and City of Vancouver, all parties refused to disclose any details. Police Chief Jim Chu and lawyer Cameron Ward, acting on behalf of victim Yao Wei Wu, cited a confidentiality agreement that prevented them from discussing the settlement and money involved. “Our policy on disclosure in regards to legal settlements is designed to protect the privacy of individuals and the business interests of the City,” added the City of Vancouver in an email to the Courier. But had Wu’s case occurred in Seattle, taxpayers and journalists would have access to the amount of money paid out and a copy of the settlement via Washington State’s Public Records Act. “Yes, we do release the amount of the settlement and we always say the city does not admit liability,” said Kimberly Mills, a spokesperson for the Seattle City Attorney’s Office. Mills pointed to the case of John T. Williams, an aboriginal woodcarver originally from Vancouver Island who was shot to death in August 2010 by Seattle police officer Ian Birk. Williams was crossing a Seattle street with a knife in his hand when Birk told him to drop his knife before firing four shots into him. Birk later resigned from the force. A settlement of $1.5 million was reached in April after negotiations involving representatives of the Williams Estate, Williams’ mother and the City of Seattle. The two-page agreement was also released, including details on how the money will be distributed and that a person would be appointed to represent any other potential heirs. Mills said the attorney’s office doesn’t issue press releases in all cases where a settlement

is reached. The Williams’ case, she noted, was high profile but all settlements are available to the public upon request. The City of Vancouver’s practice has been not to release any information on settlements, unless requested under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Even then, the information does not name the person who received the settlement or how much was paid out. The only reason news of Wu’s settlement surfaced is because a reporter asked the police chief to confirm reports of the agreement. Wu suffered a broken orbital bone and other injuries in January 2010 when police responded to his house after receiving a call of a domestic assault. The 911 call had actually come from Wu’s basement suite, where a man was later arrested. The chief called Wu “an innocent man.” The Courier published a story based on FOI documents in December 2010 that revealed the city paid out almost $9 million in the past decade to people who sued the city for a variety of incidents, including 68 claims involving police. The city declined to break down the worth of each claim or provide detailed descriptions of the incidents, saying such details “could reasonably be expected to harm the city’s financial interest.” NPA Coun. George Affleck said he continues to push for more openness at city hall and believes taxpayers should know how their money is spent. But Affleck said he wanted to research the city’s practice of withholding lawsuit information before calling for the city to release details of out-of-court settlements. “Transparency is my preference,” he said. The city’s 2011 Statement of Financial Information said there were “various legal claims pending” against the city. The city has a reserve of $23.5 million for potential claims, according to the report. mhowell@vancourier.com Twitter: @Howellings

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Block on West Boulevard at 41st to be demolished for new four-storey building

Fans say goodbye to Kerrisdale’s Cheshire Cheese Cheryl Rossi Staff writer

Patrons have been stealing the menus from Kerrisdale’s Cheshire Cheese Inn. One regular took a coat of armour. Deb Anderson asked owner and president Derek Cassidy Wednesday afternoon for a memento for a regular from her Ryerson United Church choir. Anderson’s lived in Vancouver for only two years but her choir has frequented “The Cheese” for 23. “That’s how I knew I was welcome, when I was invited to The Cheese after choir,” she said. Anderson stopped to give Cassidy a hug after lunchtime on Halloween because the Kerrisdale “local” was to close its doors at midnight. The entire block on West Boulevard between 40th and 41st is being demolished to build a four-storey commercial and residential building. So the 76-year-old flew in from

Derek Cassidy, owner of the Cheshire Cheese Inn in Kerrisdale, talks with photo Dan Toulgoet customers on the restaurant’s last day of operation. his winter home in Mexico two days ago to bid his longtime cooks and customers adios.

Cassidy came from Liverpool, England to Canada in 1968. The Cheshire Cheese Inn was

Cassidy’s first foray into the bar/restaurant business. “In 1979, the Elephant and Castle hadn’t been open too long and I was sitting in the one downtown,” Cassidy said. “And I was having a beer [and] I said, well I could do this.” The first Cheshire Cheese Inn opened in Dunbar in 1979. “I found a great location on the West Side, lots of Brits,” he said. The Kerrisdale location opened in 1983 and the Lonsdale Cheshire Cheese in 1986. Cassidy’s son, Allan, owns the Dunbar location, his business partner Richard Slaughter owns the one in North Vancouver. Some online restaurant reviewers describe Kerrisdale’s Cheshire Cheese as old and tired. “There’s no question about that,” Cassidy said. “But I have people coming around crying their eyes out to say goodbye because it’s an emotional stretch for the people who live in the area, many of them come here every day.”

Staff posted signs about the closure in the restaurant six weeks ago. Ninety-four parties reserved tables for Halloween night. Regulars like that they were known at their local, that servers knew their “usual,” and that they could get a meal and a beer for a good price, according to Cassidy. “I may open up in two years time,” he comforted one well-wisher who recognized him from Dunbar. The developer is giving Cassidy the first right of refusal to return to the block. Cassidy says he’ll see how physically and mentally fit he’s feeling then. “I might open a similar operation but it would have to be more upmarket price wise to cover the costs and we would also cater more to a younger generation because older people are moving out,” Cassidy said. “Even in England pubs change.” crossi@vancourier.com

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Road Rules thinks there’s also a lesson here for drivers in setting standards for their own driving performance. If you think of yourself as a “good enough” driver who more or less, most of the time pays attention and obeys the rules, what about the times when you fail to fully measure up? When the consequences of even the slightest deviation from the ‘best practice’ can be so dire—“I’ll just answer this one text message now,”—shouldn’t ‘best driving practices’ always be your standard?

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Tenant wanted rent refund due to bullying neighbour

Tenancy Branch knocks down resident’s complaint Bob Mackin

Contributing writer The Olympic Village subsidized housing resident who complained about a bullying neighbour lost her bid for compensation at the Residential Tenancy Branch. Pam Burge wanted her rent for a fifth floor suite at 80 Walter Hardwick Ave. refunded after claiming COHO Property Management failed to comply with the Residential Tenancy Act section that entitles tenants reasonable privacy and freedom from unreasonable disturbance. Dispute resolution officer K. Lam’s Oct. 19 written decision dismissed Burge’s complaint “for lack of sufficient evidence to show any negligence on the part of the landlord.” Burge submitted claims of repeated complaints that the neighbour bullied, harassed, threatened, assaulted and filed false accusations against her. “The tenant states the landlord was notified numerous times over the Dec. 2011 to Sept. 2012 period of the threatening behaviour by this other party,” said the deci-

Pam Burge’s claims for a rent refund based on a neighbour bullying, harrassing and threatening her were dismissed by the file photo Dan Toulgoet RTB for lack of evidence. sion. “The landlord disputes this stating that all of the tenants’ issues were investigated and that both the landlord and police that were called in by the tenant were unable to determine who was at fault in these incidents.”

The decision said the tenant bears the burden of proof on a balance of probabilities to show negligence and loss in value or use of a rental property. But Burge said her witness — friend and retired police officer Jens Linde — was

denied the ability to testify at the hearing. Linde was visiting Burge on March 24 when he intervened to prevent the neighbour from pushing another man over the fifth floor railing and was, himself, allegedly assaulted. “It was really an unpleasant experience, I felt I was on trial, I felt like I was the offender,” Burge said. Burge had originally hoped for a settlement as high as $15,000, but the decision said Burge wanted $7,000 for 10 months rent. Though her tenancy began April 7, 2011, problems with the neighbour commenced in December 2011. The neighbour was relocated elsewhere in the Olympic Village in September. “It had the feeling almost that the outcome was already decided,” Burge said. “It didn’t surprise me in the least, I’ve said all along this is not something the RTB can deal with. It’s something that belongs in court.” She scoffed at the arbitrator’s claim that “her ability to smoke was more important than her personal safety in reference to the offer to move made by the land-

lord.” The stress of conflict, she said, contributed to her becoming a habitual cigarette smoker. She uses marijuana for relief from arthritis and fibromyalgia. She said she did not want to move because she was not the aggressor, did not want to pay moving expenses or agree to pay the Enerpro Energy Services bills that she says are illegal and unaffordable. Burge believes the root of the problem was her public opposition to the controversial monthly Enerpro bills. “There hasn’t been one single visit by the police here since [he] left,” Burge said. “There’s no problem on the fifth floor, I haven’t had a problem with any of my other neighbours ever.” COHO executive director Thom Armstrong declined an interview request. “I would prefer to let the RTB ruling speak for itself,” he said via email. “We will continue to respond diligently to Ms. Burge’s questions and concerns as we would any other tenant.” 2010goldrush@gmail.com twitter.com/bobmackin


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Aquilini Construction built complex where flooded Kensington library located

City suing Aquilini over library flood Bob Mackin

Contributing writer Vancouver city hall is suing companies owned by Francesco Aquilini over flooding two years ago at the Kensington branch of the Vancouver Public Library. Aquilini Construction built the King Edward Village mixed commercial and residential complex at 4000 Knight St. and a condition of the zoning was provision of space for a VPL branch. The city began a 30-year lease in 2009, but now claims landlord Aquilini is liable for an Oct. 25, 2010 flood of three to five inches at the library. Water had collected on Cedar Cottage Mews, overflowed the sidewalk curb and flooded the entire premises, said the statement of claim filed Oct. 25, 2012. The lawsuit said the flood rendered the leased premises unsuitable for use as a library until the cleanup and repairs were complete. The city claims the flood was not caused by anything within its control. The court filing says there was prior warning on Oct. 9, 2010 — 16 days before the flood — when library staff noticed “a significant amount of water collecting on Cedar Cottage Mews rising to nearly the height of the curb adjacent to the library.” The claim says library staff left two messages with the landlord’s property manager indicating that a problem with draining on

The Kensington Library Branch, which flooded in October 2010, is part of the King Edward Village complex at 4000 Knight St. photo Dan Toulgoet Cedar Cottage Mews was occurring, but the city claimed neither the landlord nor any of the strata corporations named in the lawsuit took steps to investigate or fix the system. “The city says that the defendants were

aware prior to the flood that the entrance to the Kensington Library was lower than the adjacent common property areas and prone to flooding if any problems with the catch basins or drainage of Cedar Cottage

Mews occurred.” Cedar Cottage Mews has an elevated crosswalk feature which separates the two catch basins, a design feature that the statement of claim said “materially increased the risk of flooding the Kensington Library and gives rise to a greater need to take care to perform frequent inspections and maintenance of the catch basins.” “These catch basins were not constructed in accordance with the construction design details prepared by [civil engineer] InterCAD. As a result, the sump below each catch basin grate is inadequately sized and cannot manage a significant amount of silt or debris which increases the potential to clog the pipe and cause flooding if frequent inspection and maintenance is not performed to ensure that leaves and dirt are cleaned away from the outlet pipe in the catch basin,” said the city’s filing. The allegations have not been proven in court. Francesco Aquilini is not specifically named as a defendant, but in the claim he is called “the operating mind behind each of Tri Power Developments, Tri Power Developments LP, Aquilini Construction and the landlord.” Other defendants include Stantec and Ocean Park Mechanical. 2010goldrush@gmail.com twitter.com/bobmackin

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The whirlwind of pre-Christmas craft fairs kicks off next week. If you love to give handmade gifts, but you don’t want to make them, you might want to plan how you’ll spend your weekends perusing artisanal creations. Bakers Market, Saturdays until Dec. 8 Professional and home bakers concoct goodies that include breads, waffles, cookies, cakes, macaroons, muffins, vegan tarts, pies, cupcakes, scones and gluten-free treats for this sweet event at Moberly Arts and Cultural Centre, 7646 Prince Albert St. near 60th and Fraser. bakersmarket.com Circle Craft Christmas Market, Nov. 7 to 11 More than 300 exhibitors that include artisans, artists and crafters from all disciplines, including pottery, wood, glass, metal, fibre, fashion and jewelry, will fill the Vancouver Convention Centre West at this 39th annual Christmas market. circlecraft.net Make it! Vancouver, Nov. 8 to 11 More than 140 Canadian urban artisans, designers and crafters will sell clothes, accessories, art, jewelry, baby items, home decor and gifts for guys at this licensed event that includes live music at the Croatian Cultural Centre, 3250 Commercial Dr. makeitproductions.com Eastside Culture Crawl, Nov. 16 to 18 Explore visual artists’ studios during this free visual arts crawl in the area bounded by Main Street and Victoria Drive north of First Avenue. Guides are being distributed to libraries, coffee shops and community centres and are available online at eastsideculturecrawl.com. Britannia Christmas Craft Fair, Nov. 16 to 18 Those already on the East Side for the culture crawl can venture to Gyms A and B at Britannia secondary school, 1001 Cotton Dr., to check out crafty wares. britanniacentre.org Strathcona Winter Craft Fair, Nov. 24

This fair at the Strathcona Community Centre runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 601 Keefer St. For more information, contact strathconawintercraftfair@gmail.com. Portobello West, Nov. 24 and 25 Portobello West presents more than 50 local, emerging and established local designers of handmade accessories, fashion, jewelry, and art at Creekside Community Centre in the former Olympic Village. portobellowest.com Toque, Dec. 7 and 8 This curated craft sale sells publications, cards, textiles, ceramics, jewelry, chocolates and limited-edition tea towels. Enjoy cocktails and treats on Friday night, a kids crafts table courtesy of Collage Collage on Saturday. Proceeds from TOQUE support Western Front, a non-profit arts organization that operates in the 1920s heritage building where TOQUE warms things up at 303 East Eighth Ave. front.bc.ca/toque Got Craft?, Dec. 8 and 9 Vancouver’s largest indie craft fair celebrates its 12th show this December. The curated event includes jewelry, clothing, ceramics, stationery, housewares and plush toys, plus baked goods and artisan chocolate. Shoppers can become makers at a doit-yourself craft workshop. The first 50 visitors to the Croatian Cultural Centre each day receive a free swag that includes Got Craft? gift cards worth up to $100. gotcraft. com/vancouver Vancouver Farmers Markets Holiday Market, Dec. 15 More than 85 vendors will sling their best finest selections of food, art, craft and home accessories at this annual market at the Croatian Cultural Centre. eatlocal.org/holidaymarket.htm Blim, Dec. 22 Blim’s market of jewelry, cards, T-shirts and more happens at the Chinese Cultural Center, 50 East Pender St. blim.ca crossi@vancourier.com Twitter: @Cheryl_Rossi


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The Vancouver Police Department has the ideal Christmas gift for the dog lover in your life. The Vancouver Police Service Dogs 2013 calendar is complete and available for sale. This edition of the annual fundraising calendar captures service dogs posing in front of iconic Vancouver landmarks, such as the PNE grounds, the East Van sign, at City Hall and Science World. The entire project was completed by volunteers, including VPD Const. Derek Cain, who took the photos, and Mike Anfield, a retired VPD member and dog handler, who designed and laid out the calendar. Proceeds from the calendar support the Candy Anfield Memorial Foundation. VPD Const. Candy Anfield, the late wife of Mike Anfield, died of breast cancer in 2004. Proceeds from the sale of the calendars are donated to the B.C. Cancer Foundation and the B.C. Children’s Foundation. The calendars have raised more than $50,000 since the project began three years. The calendars can be purchased online at vpd.ca or at Tisol Pet Nutrition and Supply Stores; Vancouver Police Public Service Counter, 3585 Graveley St.; Vancouver Police Museum, 240 East Cordova St.; Animal Care Clinic, 2303 Alberta St.; B.C. Cancer Foundation, 2560 Heather St.; B.C. Children’s Hospital Foundation, 938 West 28th Ave.; and at Community Policing Centres.

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MAKING THE DISTINCTION BETWEEN A HOT FLASH AND HYPOGLYCEMIA BY CHRIS OLSEN

Women spend more than 30 per cent of their lives in a menopausal state, yet this stage of life has not been well studied in women living with diabetes, according to Dr. Maureen Clement, who spoke last month at the 15th annual conference of the Canadian Diabetes Association/Canadian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism in Vancouver. Dr. Clement’s address: “Was that a hot flash or hypoglycemia?” dealt with the issues facing women who are living with diabetes. She says many women with diabetes will not bring up the subject of menopause with their physician, and yet may not realize the effect that menopausal symptoms have on their diabetes.

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Can you put 20 per cent down on a home? If so, you are rare in Canada’s housing market where, despite the urgings of the federal Finance Minister, few buyers have that kind of cash. The Canadian Association of Accredited Mortgage Professionals (CAAMP) reports only 39 per cent of home buyers between 2010 and the spring of 2012 had 20 per cent down or more. The survey included both first-time and repeat buyers. First-time buyers accounted for 56 per cent of those polled. The survey found that 41 per cent of buyers had less than a 10 per cent down payment, 21 per cent had more than 10 per cent but less than 20 per cent down This means that about 60 per cent of buyers needed to purchase mortgage insurance. Mortgage insurance protects the lender in case the borrower defaults on the

Insurance is required by most lenders when less than file photo Dan Toulgoet 20 per cent is paid up front. mortgage payments. If an insured mortgage is in default, and the lender can’t collect from the borrower, the insurer pays the lender back. Mortgage default insurance is required by most lenders whenever a hom-

eowner puts down less than 20 per cent. The biggest mortgage insurers in Canada are Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, Genworth Financial, and Canada Guaranty — in that order. Mortgage insurers charge premiums to borrowers

to cover the insurance expense. These fees can range from less than one per cent to more than five per cent of the principal value, depending on the borrower’s mortgage type, loan-tovalue, property type, and amortization. The insurance premiums are typically added to the mortgage at the time of closing. They can be paid in advance, but rarely are. Putting down 10 per cent on the [Canadian] average $350,152 home, for example, means the buyer will pay a $6,302 insurance premium (given fully documented income and decent credit). Since insurance premiums are tacked on to the mortgage, that adds up to $9,000 or more if the mortgage loan is amortized over 25 years. Anyone who requires mortgage insurance is also subject to new borrowing rules that came in this summer. In the Lower Mainland,

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Elaine L.: ‘He basically told us we were on our own’

House Hunter Chronicles: You’re fired

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Follow local house hunters as they experience the highs and lows of trying to buy a house in the Vancouver real estate market. Elaine L. is the first to share her search with us. We check in with her every couple of weeks to see how it’s going. “We fired our realtor,” says Elaine. In the months we’ve been following her Vancouver real estate adventures, she’s become a whiz at finding new properties to look at, and learning what’s going on in the market in general. Turns out, she had no choice. She had to find listings herself because her realtor wasn’t doing it for her. And when it got to the point of negotiating offers and preparing documents, Elaine and her family just didn’t feel well represented. So Elaine made the very difficult decision to find a new realtor. The breaking point came after the experience she told us about in House Hunter Chronicles 7 when her offer on a house in Fraserview was turned down. “The worst was when I asked what our initial offer should be and he told me, ‘Offer over million and however much over is up to you.’ So he basically told us we were on our own. Then, during negotiations, the seller asked for our maximum price, which we

Elaine L.’s realtor, has been, as noted multi-millionaire and reality television host Donald Trump would likely say, fired. shouldn’t have given, but we didn’t know that. The seller turned it down and our realtor came back and asked for something more! He wasn’t helping us with our negotiations, he was just being the middle-man. “He also prepared a contract that said our offer was based on a mortgage of so many thousand dollars instead of a percentage of the sale price. My sister was in the mortgage industry for 10 years and said she’d seldom seen that done before. She’s been out of the industry a few years and she’s not sure if things have changed since then, but she

didn’t think it made sense and it didn’t protect the buyer. Not only that, but the amount he wrote wasn’t even what we needed to borrow — we actually wanted to borrow more. Then, instead of fixing it, he talked down to my sister, asking how long she’d been out of the business. And said that if the mortgage falls through we’ll find a loophole to get out of the contract. He was making mistakes that left us without any protection.” “It was really hard, but I wrote him an email explaining all the reasons we weren’t happy with his service and telling him we’d no longer be

using him. We had signed a contract with him to sell our condo, but we didn’t sign a contract to buy, so there were no legal issues. But still, it was a really tough thing to do.” It took only a day for Elaine to find a new realtor, once she’d made her decision. She booked some viewings on her own, and at one of them she met a realtor who impressed her so much she asked him to represent her. What was it that impressed her so much? “We asked him a lot of questions about the house he was showing. He seemed re-

ally smart. “He gave us a good explanation of what’s happening in the market. He said it is starting to be a buyer’s market but it’s not being reflected in the prices so far because sellers haven’t come down yet. We really respected that. Our other realtor was telling us the market was still going up. “And when we told him about losing out on the house with the small lot, he said it was under standard lot size, and half of his clients wouldn’t even consider buying it. Before him we didn’t even know there was a standard lot size. Our old realtor said it was a small lot, but he didn’t explain that it was under the standard size.” Elaine is already noticing a huge difference working with her new realtor. “When I first met this guy I sent him a batch of properties I was interested in and he replied that they were already booked for a tour he set up for us that weekend. I apologized for bothering him,

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because I’d forgotten what a real realtor was supposed to be doing. He’s shown us a whole bunch of other houses and recommended other neighbourhoods for us. And that’s what our other realtor hadn’t been doing at all. “He also has a background in renovations so he can tell us what this change would cost and what that change would cost. It made us think that maybe we didn’t have to have something brand new — maybe we could buy something and make some changes and stay within our budget.” The new realtor is opening up a world of new possibilities for Elaine, and she’s excited and hopeful about finding a house in the near future. Follow along as Elaine and her mom chronicle their house-hunting adventures. You can read the full series on www.REW.ca, Vancouver’s online hub for local real estate.

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Pro football not online, and why you should beware of the dark side

Practical answers to common questions ThePracticalGeek with Barry Link

This week I continue to answer questions from readers regarding my “Cut the Cord” columns. Q: I love watching the NFL, but I can’t seem to find it online. I tried several networks and it seems like they want me to buy a package of unlimited watching for (only) $200! That’s a tad rich for just watching the odd game. Any thoughts? Barry Shanko, Vancouver

A: My own quick search couldn’t find anything for the NFL online either. I did find at least one site offering

“free streaming” of televised NFL games and while these might work, I wouldn’t trust sites for “free” on the Internet that isn’t directly from the copyright holder. (See the last question below.) The NFL seems to be the one major professional sports league that doesn’t have apps on consoles like the PlayStation or Xbox where you can actually watch live games. In contrast, the NHL, MLB and NBA offer apps on several platforms and devices for on-demand viewing with high quality high-definition video feeds. (The CBC runs live NHL games online for free in those years when there isn’t a lockout.) The kicker of course is that you have to buy a pricey annual subscription and home games in your area are stupidly blacked out. Sports programming remains a potential stumbling block in going cable-free. ••• Q: I just read “Cutting the

I’D BE CAREFUL OF SHARING FILES OR STREAMING FROM DODGY “FREE” SITES THROUGH YOUR BROWSER. Cord, part 1” and wanted to bring your attention to a local webpage hdtv4free.info which gives loads of info on how to make a super simple antenna and get free HDTV. We get CTV, CBC (watched the Olympics in HD), Global, City TV, Omni (not HD) just with a tiny antenna. You should check it out because it’s the bees knees. I’m biased since the page belongs to my boyfriend, but, truly, it is filled with great info. He gets emails from people all over the

world who have hooked themselves up with one of these antennas and been blown away by the free digital signals they could pick up. I love having the option of watching local TV in real-time. I generally watch things on the PC, which is plugged into the TV, and switch to the antenna (with a click of the remote) to watch the news or So You Think You Can Dance. We stopped paying for cable TV three years ago and I can’t imagine ever going back. Cheers,

the DIY approach when it comes to consumer tech. Speaking of websites, readers might want to check out TVFool.com and Antennaweb.org, both recently recommended during a recent Know How video podcast on the online TWiT network. The Canadian-based Digitalhome.ca also has an active forum on getting free HDTV with over the air reception. ••• Q: When are you going to explore the dark side and write about illegal means of getting TV and movies from the Internet?

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A: Not any time soon. Downloading copyrighted material without paying through filesharing methods such as BitTorrent is likely illegal in Canada, despite some greyness in the legality of downloading music files the same way due to prior court decisions.

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I’m not completely opposed to filesharing — there are interesting libertarian/ anarchist arguments in support of it, and I’m not saying I’ve never done it. But I want the people who create the television and movies I enjoy to make a living and want to encourage the proliferation of paid models of distribution. For now distribution is admittedly in the hands of Big Content, which admittedly places the interests of consumers last. That’s got to change. You are on your own in the darker areas of the web. In general, I’d be careful of sharing files or streaming from dodgy “free” sites through your browser — those are perfect opportunities for someone to infect your system, trick you into providing personal information online or bombard you with annoying and irrelevant advertising. blink@vancourier.com Twitter: @trueblinkit

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Better safe than sorry davidicuswong In a recent article on breast cancer screening, I noted recent changes in the recommendations of the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care. The national organization did not recommend regular screening mammograms for women under the age of 50. Though mammograms detect breast cancers better than any other screening test in women between the ages of 40 and 50 and save lives, the Task Force argued that this benefit was outweighed by the risk of false positives (abnormal screening mammograms later shown not to be cancer). The “harm” of the false alarms consisted of further diagnostic procedures, including biopsies and the resultant fear, anxiety and distress this causes. In our province, the Screening Mammography Program continues to screen women annually beginning at age 40 and every two years from age 50 to 79. It remains a cost effective program that saves women’s lives. On October 24th, Dr. Ian Gardiner, a radiologist with expertise in breast imaging — and my medical school classmate — presented a review of the evidence at the UBC Radiology Grand Rounds. He showed that annual screening mam-

mography beginning at age 40 conferred a definite survival advantage. If women did not start screening until age 50, a significant number of women would die with the late detection of cancer. With any breast cancer, the earlier the diagnosis, the better the survival rate. He noted that 24.7 per cent of breast cancer cases were women in the 40 to 49 age group. If you are a woman considering when you should start your regular screening mammograms, as with any other medical procedure or treatment, consider the relative risks versus the benefits. For most of my patients, the risks of emotional distress caused by false positives are outweighed by the benefits of early detection and improved survival. The risks of not starting regular screening mammograms at age 40 are life-limiting and devastating: missing cancers, discovering them at a later stage and increasing the risk of death. The mammogram remains the single best screening test for breast cancer. Women between the ages of 40 and 79 may book the test themselves through the Screening Mammography Program of B.C. (smpbc.ca, 1-800-663-9203 or 604-8776187). If you have breast symptoms, including a lump, tenderness, skin changes, palpable lymph nodes or nipple discharge, you should see your physician as soon as possible. Don’t wait for a screening mammogram. You would need a careful examination by a physician and other appropriate diagnostic tests. All women should talk

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Q: Would laurel leaves and cypress droppings have a use as weed retardants on driveways or rocky boulevards. I’ve got truckloads of these two products every single year. Would this use also apply to pine needles and cones? Carlyne Clark, Vancouver

A: Your idea of the cypress leaves, laurel leaves, pine needles and pine cones as a weed retardant for certain areas is really quite workable, although acid-loving weeds could break through eventually. Cypress leaves and pine needles could be used on paths because they decompose into a smooth mat surface. Cypress branches wouldn’t be suitable unless they were shredded into very small chunks. The pine cones and laurel leaves wouldn’t work well for any place with a lot of foot traffic. But spread thickly, they could be a weed retardant among acid-loving plants. I have seen fir cones used as a long-lasting mulch in shrub borders. Pine cones should perform equally well. ••• Q: I have a pot of acidanthera looking as though each stem has potential to bloom — but no sign to date. I now have the pot inside. I planted the corms in late July.

A: I wonder if your acidanthera bulbs were newlybought or if they were saved from a previous year? The newly bought ones really should bloom since bulb flowers reside in embryo form within each bulb, and these baby flowers begin forming after the previous year’s blooms. The only things which might hold your acidanthera plants back are chilly nights between a curtain and window glass and possibly a lack of sunlight. Usually a heat source under a windowsill is a very problematic spot for plants, but in this case ambient warmth might help replace the warmth of sunlight, which most likely will be sadly lacking this winter. Acidanthera really does like a warm spot. If the acidantheras bulbs have been saved from a previous year, I have to admit the one time I saved them, they didn’t perform for me either. At the time I blamed overly chilly storage conditions. ••• Q: What should I do with my infected calendula that looks like it’s been sprayed with black ash? Kimie Takusagawa, Via email

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1. Halloween has come and gone. You’ve washed the blood off your face. But still you want more. Well, you’re in luck. The first annual Rio Grind Film Festival mercilessly bludgeons moviegoers Nov. 2 to 4 at the Rio Theatre with 10 new horror, sci-fi, action, fantasy, cult, erotica, grind house and documentary features and more than 15 short films from seven different countries. Highlights include Japanese comedy horror Dead Sushi, the demonic dystopian vision of Manborg, John Dies at the End from Bubba Ho-Tep director Don Coscarelli, and over-the-top Chilean gangster film Bring Me the Head of the Machine Gun Woman. For tickets and more info, go to riogrindfilmfestival.com or riotheatre.ca.

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2. Swedish troubadour Jens Lekman might not know what love is, but he knows what it isn’t. At least that’s the story he’s sticking to on his new album of lush ballads and pop songs I Know What Love Isn’t. The singer-songwriter has never been afraid to wear his Scandinavian heart on his sleeve and he knows how to spin a story, whether it’s his drunken attempt at stalking Kirsten Dunst or an awkward dinner with his lesbian friend’s father. Hear for yourself, when the ever-charming Swede plays an early show at Venue, Nov. 2, 8 p.m., with guests Taken by Trees. Tickets at Red Cat, Zulu Records or ticketmaster.ca. Note: All tickets purchased for The Commodore Ballroom show will be honoured at Venue. 3. Eternal Hydra, Anton Piatigorsky’s award-winning play about sex, identity politics and the myth of genius opens Touchstone Theatre’s new season. Katrina Dunn directs John Murphy in this literary detective story about the origins of a long lost literary masterpiece, Nov. 2 to 11 at Studio 16 (1555 West Seventh Ave.). Tickets at firehallartscentre.ca or 604-6890926. More info at touchstonetheatre.com.

4. Looking for respite from the cold, damp weather? Legendary Latin jazz pianist Chucho Valdes heats up the Chan Centre with his quintet Nov. 2. For tickets and info, go to chancentre.com.

kudos & kvetches Reefer madness

In the “I can’t believe this is still news” department, 75 per cent of British Columbians are for the decriminalization of marijuana and support a system of regulation and taxation, according to a recent Angus Reid poll reported on by the Vancouver Sun. Incidentally, according to an informal poll conducted by K&K, 47 per cent of those in favour of “freeing the weed” secretly wish society would go back to referring to marijuana as “reefer.” Also, according to the poll: 19 per cent of those polled have somehow managed to get lucky in the last 25 years while Jackson Brown’s Running on Empty played in the background, 14 per cent would willingly watch a Hardcastle and McCormick marathon if it came on TV right this minute, which coincidently is the same percentage of people who would buy drawstring or elastic-waist rugby pants if they suddenly became available at The Gap, and four per cent think life is a paranoid delusion and at one time considered forming a band called Merlin’s Wizard because imagine if a wizard had his own wizard. Dude…

The Angus Reid poll, conducted between Oct. 22 and 24, indicates a six per cent increase from a year ago in the number of British Columbians who support regulation. You see where this is going right? Six per cent… that’s like four per cent and two per cent combined, and when you add a zero, that’s like 420. It cosmically makes sense all of a sudden. Like Jackson Brown’s Running on Empty, except we’re not empty or running. Dude…

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K&K is sad to report we were unable to attend the official Movember shave-off at Rock 101 Studios on Nov. 1 at 8 a.m. First off, 8 a.m. is way too early to witness any type of hair removal in our books, not to mention the fact that we were too busy washing off the previous night’s remnants of our Mike Reno’s Red Leather Mooseknuckle costume. That said, we would have liked to have been there, not just to see morning show co-host Michael Eckford’s pubescent upper lip begin its slow, awkward march towards manhood, but to witness the morning show’s hairy namesake

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“Bro Jake” Edwards shave off his iconic ’stache for charity. Like a warm embrace on a wintry night, Bro Jake’s moustache has given us much comfort over the years. It’s been there for us, like a beacon in the mist, long before moustaches were considered fashionable and hip again in certain enclaves and craft beer-focused establishments. It’s grounded us, soothed us, and via radioactive tendrils quivering in the breeze like noble bulrushes, it telepathically sent us important messages regarding the future and Kevin Bieksa’s mating habits. But now, Bro Jake’s nose caterpillar is gone. Cut clean like an amputated limb and left bare and exposed like our chubby upper body after a Hoobastank concert. Sure, it’s a new beginning and a time for rejuvenation, but Bro Jake’s moustache will be missed. On the plus side, after the shaveoff, we were able to sneak into the Rock 101 studios, disrobe and quietly roll our sticky, gluecovered body on the floor until we resembled a cross between a molting sasquatch and former Canucks Sergio Momesso. And for that we are glad. Let the growing begin.


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Vancouver Hospice Society founders Sue Wong and Sue Hurd have seen their vision of a freestanding hospice home realized.

Fred The C.H.I.L.D Foundation and Doormen’s Association of Greater Vancouver paid tribute to Wendy and Sergio Cocchia.

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Nearly 4,000 kids have participated in Helen Sortini and Merri Schwartz’s Growing Chef program, which has sprouted up in neighboring communities.

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At the Growing Chefs Society gala, Claire Waraich and Zaynedeen Senbel from Queen Elizabeth Annex shared their love of growing and eating vegetables.

Kitchen party: They say the best parties end up in the kitchen. Such was the case with Growing Chef’s third annual Farm to Fork Gala held at the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts. The cooking school opened up their test kitchens to some of the city’s finest chefs for the annual food and wine event in support of Merri Schwartz’s school program pairing volunteer chefs with elementary classrooms. At the sold-out affair, 160 lucky guests enjoyed the evening of good food, good wine and good company. House party: The Vancouver Hospice Society hosted its Butterfly Gala chaired by Paula Coghlan and Nancy Johnson. With the Granville Street end-of-life, six-bed care home just completed, nearly 500 guests gathered at the Hellenic Centre to help open the doors. Yours truly played auctioneer at the dinner and dance sponsored by the Courier, featuring rock ‘n’ roller Zachary Stevenson. Bird bash: Two hundred guests filed into the Vancouver Aquarium for the Arthritis Society of B.C.’s seventh annual Bluebird Gala. This year’s cocktail reception took place amongst the many marine life galleries of one of the city’s most popular attractions. Global TV’s Chris Gailus hosted while his sister, Erika, living with arthritis, was the keynote at the swish splash sponsored by Scotiabank. Proceeds from the Bluebird Gala will fund research and essential programs that support those living with arthritis. Twitter: @FredAboutTown.

Liliana de cotiis’ Loden Hotel was recognized among the global elite in Condé Nast Traveler magazine and Wallpaper city guide edited by Hadani Ditmar (left).

Vancouver’s finest female impersonators – Symone, Conni Smudge and Vivian Von Brokenhymen – kicked up their stiletto heels at Heart & Soul.

Canuck Place CEO Margaret McNeil and marketing director Debbie Butt flanked Canuck alumni Kirk McLean at the Gift of Time Gala.

Living with arthritis (left to right) Andrea McGowan, Kate Schwartz and Ravia Khangura reminded everyone the disease doesn’t just strike the elderly.


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Metalheads and 12th-century troubadours mosh in new poetry collection

Head-banging poet puts her medieval to the metal Vancouver writer Catherine Owen’s latest collection of poetry, Trobairitz (Anvil Press), melds the seemingly disparate worlds of 21st-century metalheads and 12th-century troubadours into a molten amalgam of sweat, serfdom, angst and Warlock guitars. And she should know, having played bass in the trenches of heavy metal with such acts as Inhuman, Helgrind and her current musical project Medea. Owen locked devil horns with the Courier to discuss van murals, Susan Musgrave’s panties and being a woman in metal’s man-ster wheel.

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your book. What’s the secret to a good hair toss?

Yes it is. Pilates to thicken the neck muscles. Then you just get some momentum going. And try not to fall over.

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I never got my licence precisely because I knew I would never be able to afford that dream van.

When I used to listen to heavy metal as a teenager I thought that lyrics by Nikki Sixx from Motley Crue were deeply moving. He just got right to the heart of adolescent ire as in these immortal lines from “Shout at the Devil”: “He’s the wolf screaming lonely in the night/ he’s the bloodstain on the stage.”

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6. If you could have written one heavy 8. Do you see your poetry as a remetal lyric by somebody else, which one would it be?

There aren’t that many metal lyrics actually that translate well to the page due to their frequency of clichés. They sound great screamed over blast beats however. Many of the metal bands I love like Rotting Christ, Enthroned, Mayhem and so forth don’t even speak English as a first language. I must say I do enjoy some Candlemass lyrics like this one from “Psalms for the Dead”: “Is that a sun there in your hand/a little light that battles with itself/is there a message in the sand/that tells me how to set the world in flames?” Epic stuff. Still, nothing beats the metal songs I wrote at 13 years old like the oh so memorable HELL HOLE.

sponse to heavy metal’s old boys club?

Trobairitz is a poetic reaction to eight plus years of playing bass and singing in blackmetal/doom bands in which I was regularly subjected to various forms of you can’t do that, oh you’re doing that as a woman, why don’t you do that with your shirt off and so forth. It’s my lyrical scream against the strain of being female in metal’s man-ster wheel.

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What’s the most debaucherous thing you’ve witnessed at a poetry reading?

Susan Musgrave waving her panties around while trying to auction them off. But that was a long time ago.

been the most enlightened when it comes to attitudes towards women. Do you sense that’s changed? Not really. It’s still a dude scene. There are more women singing and playing instruments but mostly they need to fit into the stereotype of guychick or hot-babe. I aim for neither extreme.

playing music, what do you do for fun and relaxation?

Take photos of rusted and/or decaying things. Make tofu dogs. Toss catnip pillows. Stroll by the river Styx imagining Armageddon. —Michael Kissinger mkissinger@vancourier.com Twitter: @MidlifeMan1

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line up for Whip’s side of the story. And if Whip’s toxicology report gets out, they’ll be shouting for blood. He fares no better when he meets his lawyer, Hugh Lang (Don Cheadle), whose first words to Whip are “Death demands responsibility.” We’re trying to get it designated an Act of God, says Hugh. “Whose God would do this?” asks Whip. At first glance Whip has nothing in common with rock-bottom addict Nicole (Kelly Reilly, fantastic) but a primer on the extent of Whip’s alcoholism proves they couldn’t be more similar. A tenuous relationship develops, ever tested by Whip’s refusal to get treatment — or even to get sober long enough for legal proceedings — and Nicole’s terror that Whip will bring her back into her dark addiction. The success of the film hinges on its ability to segue

from a disaster movie into a compelling legal and human drama without losing any of its intensity, and Zemekis pulls it off seamlessly. New suspense threads are introduced via when and how Whip will implode, and the depths that “the suits” will sink to in order to save the airline. John Goodman enters at key moments to advance this storyline — as Whip’s dealer and only friend — but those in the audience who think that his character is strictly for laughs fail to see the pathos of the situation. A few sequences are eked out for too long (the wise and wise-cracking cancer patient, for example) and become preachy towards film’s end, but they do not detract from Washington’s virtuoso performance as a man clinging to his own lies, whatever the cost. —Julie Crawford jcrawfordfilm@gmail.com

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Like gold itself, Gold Mountain is undeniably beautiful. Liverpool’s Unity Theatre and Montreal’s Les Deux Mondes create some images that caused audible ripples of pleasure in the audience on opening night. Three conceptual designers (Michel Robidoux, Yves Dubé, Daniel Meilleur) and lighting designer Kathleen Gagnon make absolute magic in the theatre with scrims and silhouettes, sliding screens and projections. Gold Mountain is often breathtakingly lovely. But somehow, despite all the production wizardry, the tale of David Yee (Eugene Salleh) and his father Yee Lui (David Yip) failed to stir my heart. The story (based on actor/playwright Yip’s family history) is really about David’s conflicted relationship with his father who travelled barefoot across China and eventually, as an overworked and underpaid seaman, to Liverpool to make his fortune. Britain, not Canada, was to be Lui’s Gold Mountain. And for a while he prospered, married David’s

mother, a non-Chinese British beauty, but eventually became an opium smoker and dealer who gambled the family laundry business away. Lui’s epic journey is rich in detail but, just like his son David, I found Lui alternately admirable and infuriating. Yip and Salleh are exceptionally fine and move easily through time and space with the mere putting on or removal of a hat. We have no doubt where the old man is — in his Chinese village as a boy, on the ship bound for England or involved in a violent strike in Liverpool. And both performers move with the gracefulness of dancers. But overall, Gold Mountain (written by Yip and Kevin Wong) remained, for me, visually spectacular but emotionally as distant as China is from Vancouver. Chinese Canadians might experience it quite differently. Nevertheless, the manipulation by Yip and Salleh of two giant fans — mirror images of each other — is a stunningly beautiful picture that will linger for a very long time. —Jo Ledingham joled@telus.net

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Foraging tours encourage adventurous eaters to dine on the wild side Food Crawl

with Willow Yamauchi My most shame-filled memory occurred at age three, in pre-school. I gathered a number of weeds from the playground and made a “salad,” which I then fed to my fellow children. When staff discovered our outdoor feast, they called Poison Control who administered bottles of syrup of Ipecac to each child to induce vomiting. I have always liked the idea of foraging for wild foods, but since the unfortunate “salad” incident, I’ve been more than a little nervous. I’m not the only one with wild food phobia. We are taught as children to avoid ingesting the unknown and uncultivated, for fear that we may drop dead simply by being in their presence.

And there are poisonous plants out there. “Destroying Angel” and “Death Cap” are two local mushrooms that can — and, on occasion, do — kill the errant eater. However, there are many edible wild foods in dire need of a public relations do-over. That’s where culinary adventurix Robin Kort comes in. Kort and her Swallow Tail Tours run hunting trips for wild greens and culinary mushrooms to teach people how simple it can be to pull delicious edible mushrooms and greens out of our local forests. “Europeans have a tradition of foraging and learning from their family what’s safe to eat and what isn’t, but people here are afraid of mushrooms and eating from the wild,” Kort says. Her mandate is to provide this missing education. My husband and I recently joined eight other intrepid foragers on an overcast Saturday in Lynn Headwaters Park for our own two-hour tour. The other participants were a mixed group, sharing only a keen interest in

Robin Kort’s Swallow Tail Tours leads hunting trips for wild greens and culinary mushrooms to teach people how simple it can be to pick food from local forests. photo Dan Toulgoet learning about wild foods. Unfortunately, harvesting mushrooms is actually illegal in B.C. parks, so this was more of an informative tour than a harvest. Our guide started the tour by bringing our attention to local edible vegetation, including ferns, which can be eaten in all forms, dandelion, yellow dock and plantain (excellent intelligence should Survivor B.C. ever be produced). For the record, that “salad” I made as a child in pre-school was dandelions,

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yellow dock and plantain. Completely harmless; vindication at last! It turns out my front lawn is a smorgasbord — this news will definitely come in handy at a later date. The tour then segued into the forest where we were told to “keep our eyes open.” Sure enough, we all started to see mushrooms. Our knowledgeable guide identified each, imploring us to take great care before eating our wild harvest. She recommends taking a full year to study and iden-

tify the mushroom type before attempting to ingest a sample. Mushroom identification is a complicated process that involves breaking the mushroom down into its elements: gills, cap, stem and root. Each part is then compared to a standard text. As a final step, a spore print is done to definitively identify the mushroom. We did discover one “edible” during the tour, a Woody Pine Spike Mushroom that looked like a little yellow button. Alas,

the rest were either unidentifiable or deadly. We even encountered a Destroying Angel, a wee and seemingly innocent brown-topped presence growing from a rotten log. The tour ended in a cabin in the woods where Kort prepared a wild mushroom pate (with mushrooms previously gathered) to spread on bread, accompanied by salmon and various greens, scapes, grapes and apples gathered from Vancouver farmer’s markets. In all, quite an interesting afternoon and, for $39, a steal. Swallowtail offers other culinary tours around Vancouver including crabbing for Dungeness crab and local wine tours. Swallowtail also runs a number of limited pop-up restaurants under the auspices of Culinary Circus. Last year their sold out “Down the Rabbit Hole Event” was an Alice in Wonderland-themed food and performance extravaganza. This year’s event will be announced shortly and is anticipated to sell out quickly. For more information, go to swallowtail.ca. Willow Yamauchi is the author of Bad Mommy and Adult Child of Hippies (Insomniac Press) and a Vancouver food blogger on the prowl for new Vancouver culinary trends. You can contact her at: willow72@telus. net or Twitter @willow72.

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Much like New Yorkers, marathon runners understand stamina. Just one week after superstorm Sandy created a path of destruction and death across the east coast of the U.S. and Canada, casting thousands into the dark, flooding the subway system, shuttering storefronts and cutting short food and fuel supplies, the ING New York City Marathon will run as scheduled on Sunday, Nov. 4. And at least three Vancouverites will participate. “New York has that reputation of being able to pull together in these times of crises,” said Linda Wong, a Vancouver long-distance runner and sports event manager who will run the NYC Marathon for the first time Sunday. She committed to travelling to New York on Tuesday night before race directors confirmed the marathon would continue. “As tired and stressed as everybody is going to be, it will be a great thing for the city to come together and boost their morale. I want to feel like I’m a part of that.” Wong, 36, intends to help with the recovery and clean up if possible. That same desire to help was ex-

Linda Chow, a Vancouver long-distance runner, will compete in the photo Dan Toulgoet New York Marathon Nov. 4. pressed by Charlotte Henriksson Abrary, who will mark the NYC Marathon as her first-ever long-distance run. “If I can do something while I’m there, I will be so happy to do something. I love their resilient, nothing-can-stop us attitude. Abrary, a member of the Lions Gate Road Runners who will mark her 49th year by running the famed marathon, said the economic benefit of the race is vital to the city’s recovery. “New Yorkers are so resilient,” she said. “Just by going to New York, in a way, we are actually supporting New York. If we don’t go, they lose money. It’s the safety of the people

there that has to be a priority, but by coming, we’re supporting the economy. There will be a lot of people who cancelled their trip.” An estimated $340 million U.S. is generated by the annual event, which is the largest marathon on the planet with streets typically swelling with 50,000 racers. The 26.2-mile point-to-point racecourse meanders through five boroughs, crosses four bridges and takes racers from the start line in Staten Island to the finish in Central Park. The marathon will avoid the most damaged areas of the city, but participants rely on public transit, notably the subway and ferry

Harriers keep it in the family

Lord Byng won its third consecutive city crosscountry championship last week, placing four boys and three girls in the top eight of their respected races at the public school meet. To crown the achievement, brother and sister duo Braeden and Calli Charlton each ran for a first-place finish. The both beat their closest competitor by half a minute, putting them in the race for a top five finish at the B.C. championships Saturday in Prince George. “I had someone on my tail for the first half and then I just decided to kick it hard,” said Calli, who finished in the top 5 last year as a Grade 8 student. She turns 13 on Tuesday and raced the 3.8 kilometre course at Fraser View Golf Course in 14 minutes, 54.02 seconds and out-paced her closest competitor, Charlotte Forbes of Prince of Wales, by 31 seconds. Eric Hamber’s Danielle Ogilvie chased down third place in a time of 15:32.49. The boys race, a 7.6 km course around the public golf course, began once the girls crossed the finish line. The Lord Byng harriers and Braeden, Calli’s 17-year-old brother, had the girls’ success on their minds. “That pushed our guys’ team to do that much better. All the guys on the team had spectacular runs,” said Braeden, a Grade 12 student. “I thought it was a really good influence on us.”

Calli and Braeden Charlton each ran to a first-place finish in X-Country at the city. photo Dan Toulgoet chamionships Oct. 27. But Braeden wasn’t anticipating a first-place finish. He thought it would go to his friend and rival Treavor Knechtel from Prince of Wales. “I wasn’t really expecting it because [...] we’re normally top two and he normally just gets me out at the end,” said Braeden. “He was on me, too, this time and then in the last lap, I lost him. I was surprised and excited at the same time because it was like a family win.”

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lines, to reach the starting point. By Wednesday afternoon, the subway system in Brooklyn, Lower Manhattan and to Staten Island were still closed. Race directors officially confirmed Thursday morning the race would continue as planned. One U.S. news network morning show ran with this provocative headline: “Inspiring or insensitive?” CBS asked, “Scheduled to go on, but should it be?” New York mayor Michael Bloomberg dismissed the controversy over the decision to go ahead with the race. “There’s a lot of people that have come here,” he reportedly told the U.S. network ESPN in a press conference. “It’s a great event for New York, and I think for those who were lost, you’ve got to go believe they would want us to have an economy and have a city go on for those that they left behind.” Runner Julie Bertrand was travelling to New York with a group of six from Vancouver, but two racers decided not to travel, pulled out of the marathon and deferred their race entry. Complicating Bertrand’s trip is the fact they were renting an apartment instead of staying in a hotel. mstewart@vancourier.com Twitter: @MHStewart

Knechtel, who was recovering from a recent bicycle accident, finished second, 29 seconds behind Braeden who won with a time of 26:55.99. Carsten Lapointe of Van Tech finished third in 28:17.31. “I’m really proud of the way my team stepped up this year,” Braeden said of the boys squad. “Last year we finished [seventh] in B.C. as a team and I’m thinking this year if we really push it, we can probably go top two.” The cross-country team at Lord Byng is coached by Sara Neil and Byron Jack. The boys finished seventh in the province last year and the girls came 14th overall. “Despite winning the combined title several times, I believe that this is the first time that Byng has won the girls and boys title’s in the same year,” said Jack. “But it takes a lot of hard work and a lot of luck — having enough talented runners, no injuries — to give yourself a chance for a top 5 spot or even a top 3 spot. In 1980, the Byng boy’s were first in the province, running for legendary rugby athlete and coach Spence McTavish.” Neil said Calli and Braeden are “truly a pleasure to coach,” he said. The pair also train with Thunderbirds Track and Field. “They set the bar high during workouts for the rest of the team. At practices they get the job done without a complaint and lead by example,” he added. — Megan Stewart

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Hunter Allen created software to analyze cyclist performance

Cycling coach mines data for more speed and power Gearing up with Kristina Bangma

After taking Hunter Allen’s two day Training with Power course last weekend, I’m more than ever convinced that every cyclist who is serious about getting faster should be training with a power meter. Hunter Allen spent 17 years as a professional road racer and now lives in Bedford, Virginia where he co-founded the Peaks Coaching Group. He coaches amateur and pro endurance athletes and in 2006 co-authored Training and Racing with a Power Meter and followed that in March 2012 with Cutting-Edge Cycling. His greatest claim to fame has been cocreating the CyclingPeaks software, which is now called TrainingPeaks WKO+ and is one of the most advanced power analysis packages available. Allen has spent his entire life dedicated to cycling and learning how to make cyclists faster. He promises “power training, powerful results,” and believes misleading or incorrect data is far worse than no data at all. He warns cyclists of becoming “a slave” to their power meter each ride and instead says the resulting data is most useful when collected and considered over time. After the weekend workshop, I asked Allen why cyclists should use TrainingPeaks

Cycling coach Hunter Allen says power meters mounted to handlebars give a huge competitive advantage. photo Dan Toulgoet WKO+ to see results. Is a power meter beneficial for new riders? Yes, if they are serious about wanting to improve and are willing to go beyond. Even if they just use the power meter to collect data or to pace themselves, it will help their training. What are the three main benefits to training with a power meter? Number one is the planning. You can actually plan your training around the re-

sponse you want to get. This is called the dose and response system. The second is pacing. We often lose sight of the fact that this sport really is a sport of pacing whether that’s a time trial, a criterium, a mountain bike race or even a breakaway. When you race and train with a power meter you know what number of watts you can hold for every distance. Lastly, with the data collected before, during and after each race, you or your coach

can now analyze this data, providing answers to: Did I improve? How much rest do I need? What are some drawbacks to training and racing with a power meter? Many cyclists become a slave to their power meter, watching the watts on every ride, trying to break records every time or basing their confidence on their ability to hold a certain wattage. The true test is analyzing the data over time. That also means you have to have accurate data. Inaccurate data is much worse than no data at all. There are nine different power meters currently available or hitting the market soon: SRAM, Ergomo, Power Tap, iBike, SRAM/ Quarq, Stages, Polar, O Sync, Power2Max. Which one do you recommend? They are all good with positive and negative points so it mainly depends on your budget. The iBike and Stages are both new products but their price point of under $1,000 makes them a good, entry-level choice. What are your top three rules for new riders? You can always train harder than you think. Longer races means more fitness. Get a bike fit. What is your biggest accomplishment in road racing? I have won a lot of races but I am most proud of producing the WKO+ software and helping make a difference in lots of people’s lives. Kristina Bangma is a coach, personal trainer and writer with a love of riding and racing. Email questions to kris@getfitwithkris.com.

Highs school soccer coaches decry lost berth to provincial championship Megan Stewart Staff writer Vancouver and Richmond senior high school boys soccer coaches are crying foul after the number of teams they were eligible to send to the annual provincial championship was cut back from four to three. Eight teams, including five public and one private Vancouver school, entered the regional Lower Mainland playoffs on Tuesday afternoon to compete for four berths to Provincials. By that evening, coaches learned they were losing one of those berths because a school from the Kootenays was late to register but would nonetheless be accommodated.

Bulldogs battle Blue Demons

The Churchill Bulldogs rolled to a 3-0 victory over the Point Grey Greyhounds Tuesday afternoon at a rain-soaked Eric Hamber field hockey pitch and locked down a spot in Thursday’s city championship. The Bulldogs (4-1-3) haven’t lost to a Vancouver school yet this regular season and have already qualified for the AAA senior girls field hockey provincials as the No. 2 Lower Mainland seed. They face the Kitsilano Blue Demons (2-2-4), who eliminated Hamber 2-1 in a shootout to reach the finals. The match begins 3:30 p.m. Nov. 1 at Eric Hamber. Against Point Grey, Sarah Patrick, Lise Bratten and Samantha Smyrnis scored for

Because the Kootenays school did not register by Oct. 5 when the berths were assigned, the school was not counted or included in the provincial tournament. (The berthing formula considers the total number of school from each region and assigns each on a proportional number of berths to Provincials.) The Kootenay school appealed to B.C. high school boys soccer association and league commissioner Don Moslin. The executive upheld the request and the region was granted a single berth, which was removed from the Lower Mainland. The decision has inflamed coaches in this region because, they say, a precedent was

Churchill. In net, Nicola Frazer earned the shut-out. Point Grey had two strong scoring chances in the second half, including one shot that rolled inches wide of the right post and a near breakaway from a streaking winger. Churchill’s only loss of the regular season was a 1-0 defeat by Richmond’s McMath secondary Sept. 20. The two teams battled in the Lower Mainland playoff finals and McMath came out on top again, this time to secure the No. 1 regional seed heading into provincials, scheduled for Nov. 14 to 16 in Coquitlam. Hamber heads to the Provincials as the region’s No. 3 seed. —MS mstewart@vancourier.com

set in 2010 when two Vancouver schools were late to register their senior girls soccer teams but no exception was made and they lost one berth to another region. In an email thread, one West Side coach said the executive is “bending the rules” after a “precedent has already been set.” A Richmond coach said, “In the past [...] we were told that we clearly missed the deadline and that nothing could be resolved as deadlines are in place and all the seeding has been completed based on the numbers at the deadline.” “We need to stand strong on this and vocalize our opinion about this rash decision and double standard.” Moslin, a teacher in the Nanaimo school

district, did not return messages before the Courier’s deadline. ••• Four Vancouver schools’ senior boys soccer teams entered the playoff tournament believing a top-four finish would qualify them for Provincials. But now that the Lower Mainland may have lost one berth to the B.C. championships, only three of these four schools will advance. Kitsilano plays Vancouver College 3:30 p.m. Nov. 1 at Memorial South Park. Lord Byng and Hamber meet at the same time at Camosun Park. mstewart@vancourier.com Twitter: @MHStewart

Churchill Bulldog Bea Rost-Kamya cracks a shot on net but it’s blocked by a Point Grey defender Oct. 30 in a Vancouver city senior girls field hockey semi-final match at Eric Hamber.


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Condos/ Townhouses

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SELLING / BUYING COMMERCIAL / RESIDENTIAL EMMERY LEUNG 604-728-7170 Have qualified BUYER! Realtor speaks English, Cantonese & Mandarin. Homeland Realty

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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

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

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RENO’D 770SF 1 BR 2nd fl with new appls insuite laundry, pets kids ok $171,500 604-530-6247 see uSELLaHOME.com id5584

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Maple Ridge/ Pitt Mead.

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

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Coquitlam

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

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Surrey

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

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

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

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

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6008-12

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Burnaby

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6008-42

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

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

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 Nov 3rd 2pm-4pm

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

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W.End/Down/ Yaletown

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Tim Stephens' Astral Reflections Aries March 21 - April 19: The accent lies on depths, mysteries, lifestyle changes, sexual urges, large finances, partnership finances, and commitment. It’s an all-or-nothing time. New relationships (formed in the last year) either grow deeper, or break apart. Your subconscious rises to the surface, letting you understand or glimpse your motives, true desires, even your destiny. Start nothing new before Nov. 26. An old flame might “appear” in the ten days ahead; after that, a former lust object or financial or lifestyle idea might return. If good then, good again. Romance colours MondayWednesday. Taurus April 20-May 20: The general accent lies on relationships, opportunities and challenges, cooperation and disunity, allies and enemies. Relocation might appeal. However, do not start anything important, especially in these areas, before Nov. 26. Until then, a relationship from the past might re-appear and grow important, presenting you with a choice. Safest approach: don’t make any decisions before late November. Sunday’s for superficial things. Focus on home, security and property Monday to Wednesday (but don’t buy anything). Romance, creativity visit late week. Chores, Saturday: be safe. Gemini May 21-June 20: Start nothing new before Nov. 26. An opportunity (and/or relationship) from the past might re-appear in the days ahead, but by next week the things returning are chores. You might have to redo something at your place of employment, or fill in at a former position. Watch schedules and supplies: disruptions and delays are likely, so plan well ahead, and have a back-up arrangement. Buy nothing Sunday. (It would prove useless.) Travel, communicate Monday-Wednesday. Be home, attend to family, property, security late week. Romance, Saturday? (Better in evening, night.)

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6008-26

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6008-30

Richmond

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6008-30

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Cancer June 21-July 22: Romance, adventure, creativity, beauty, pleasure, sports and games fill the weeks ahead. Not this week, but the next two, could bring an old flame. Judge whether this is worth taking up again. What were the original problems? Your energy and charisma ride high Sunday – but don’t start any important new relationships (old flames excluded) or projects before Nov. 26. Chase money, buy and sell Monday to Wednesday – but don’t buy big or expensive things. Travel, communications lure you late week (Thursday best). Be patient: answers can take a long time. Home, family Saturday. Leo July 23-Aug. 22: Lie low, rest and think Sunday. Your energy and charisma bounce back Monday to Wednesday. You attract admiration and ride a wee winning streak these three days. (It would be stronger if this month were not so domestic and “ending-oriented.” Still, it’s probably enough to put you over the top – or rescue you. Obama’s a Leo.) Still, until Nov. 26, it’s not a good idea to begin anything significant, buy anything important, nor initiate a relationship. An old love affair or a favourite child might return – it’s good, but short. Chase money late week: but buy nothing important. Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Start/buy/love nothing new before Nov. 26. Until then, you’re not seeing all elements of a situation or project. This leads to minor delays or mistakes with ongoing ventures, but proves deadly to new ones, if started during this interval. Do old or ongoing things only, especially in home and career zones. You might revisit an old haunt. Sunday’s useless but fun – enjoy! Retreat, lie low Monday to Wednesday. Re-examine all planned action: any flaws? Your energy and charisma surge upward late week. A career-money plum awaits your pluck! Buy NOTHING significant Saturday.

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★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: You might feel ambitious Sunday, but your efforts would be wasted – relax. Now to Nov. 26, do not launch any new enterprises, whether in business,practical or family affairs,or love. They would tend to run in circles and never “finish.” Old ventures, circumstances might re-appear in the next three weeks, especially in intellectual, learning, travel or governmental zones. If these are obligations, handle them. If opportunities, examine once, then grab ‘em. A former money opening might return next week or the next. Social delights arrive Monday-Tuesday. Retreat, contemplate late week. Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Your energy, charisma and pizzazz ride a wave of joy to late month – enjoy it! But don’t start new projects of any kind, especially in financial, sexual and social spheres. Stick to the on-going, or reprise past, abandoned projects – these can succeed. Your heightened magnetism might attract someone from your past, particularly next week. Watch for mistakes, check your bank account, repeat instructions or phone numbers. You’re ambitious Monday-Wednesday: but remember, nothing new. Social joys, popularity, light romance and delicious optimism visit you late week. Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Lie low, rest and contemplate. Your energy reserves are low. Take care of your “nest” (and nest egg). DON’T start new projects or relationships before Nov. 26. Past contacts and ongoing obligations/work roles are best. A former relationship could appear – good, all things being equal, before Nov. 14; not so good for love, good for therapy and confessions Nov. 14 onward. Someone could make your heart rise happily late week. Research or rest Sunday. Your intellect awakens Monday to Wednesday. Ambitions, authorities figure prominently Thursday/Friday: behave!

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Nov. 4 - 10, 2012 Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Wishes can come true over the next three weeks – old wishes. At least one or two joys from the past will appear – a former light, fun romance, a past group of friends, a formerly planned then abandoned social, convention or political event, a former bright plan. You’re happy! But DO NOT start new projects or relationships, especially in these zones before Nov. 26. Relax, worship Sunday. Mysteries, financial and sexual urges appear MondayWednesday. DO NOT commit. Travel, intellectual and legal areas are highlighted late week. Saturday’s ambitious: night time’s best. Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Your career, ambitions, status and reputation are highlighted this month. (You seldom care about reputation because you’re usually innocent of bad motives.) A former career role might return. In all areas, avoid starting new projects, plans or relationships before Nov. 26. Instead, stick with ongoing situations, and protect these from mistakes, misunderstandings, missed meetings or supply shortages. A former friend might return briefly, to point the way. Exciting meetings, relationships fill early week (not Sunday). Mysteries and sexual, financial urges visit late week. Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: Your dreams, plans and intellect turn backward into the land of revision this week to Nov. 26 – start nothing important before that date. Instead, address missing factors, read and research, and stick with ongoing projects and relationships – or reprise past situations and links. Sunday’s sweet, romantic, pleasurable, but with little result. Tackle routine chores Monday to Wednesday. Your relationships, good and difficult, fill Thursday/Friday (Thursday better). An investmentproperty deal, or sexy-security attraction, lights up mid-to-late week. timstephens@shaw.ca


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6020-24

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6020-26 2BDRM/1.5BTH INVESTMENT Property in Lower Lonsdale. 862sq ft w/ 800sq ft patio. $289,000. Call: (604) 961-4349

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6020-08 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

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

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

6020-12 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 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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6020

Burnaby

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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

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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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

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

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528 E. Columbia St., New West Custom built 3 BR home, 4 baths, superb view. A must see. $789,000. Rick 604-727-0043

6020-24

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

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

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

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

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

6020

Houses - Sale

6020-34

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

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

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

6020-36

Tsawwas.

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

6020-38 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

Surrey

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.

6020-52

Other Areas BC

FLEETWOOD ACROSS from School, reno’d 2600sf 6br 5ba w/suites $579K 604-434-3482 see uSELLaHOME.com id5577 HOPE, FISHERS dream 1850sf 4br 2ba rancher on lg ½ ac lot mtn vu $287,900 604-869-3119 see uSELLaHOME.com id5611

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

GUILDFORD 1900SF 3br 2ba w/basement suite on huge 8640 sf lot, $489,000 604-613-1553 see uSELLaHOME.com id5608

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

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

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

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

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

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

6025

Industrial/ Commercial

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

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

North Delta

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

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

Surrey

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

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

6020-22

6020-34

Port Moody

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

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

Houses - Sale

CLOVERDALE 3850SF 6br 5ba 3lvl 2/suite potential on 1/2ac GD lot, $819,900 778-549-2056 see uSELLaHOME.com id5564

6020-34

Houses - Sale

6020-01

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

North Vancouver

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

6020-32

6020-14

6020-06

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

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

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

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

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

North Delta

6020

OPEN HOUSE SAT 2-4 7610 Barrymore Dr N Delta $599,000 Fab 3000+ sq.ft. Family Home in Royal York. DAN SKALNIK 604-377-7008 Coldwell Banker Westburn. dan@realestatehomes.net

www.realestatehomes.net

NORTH VAN Prime area, corner of Lonsdale/Esplanade, 2199sf, + mezzanine, zone retail/comm, 3 parking stalls, fixtured luxury office. $2.5M, 604-984-0836

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


REAL ESTATE 6030

Lots & Acreage

6035

Mobile Homes

6050

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Out Of Town Property

6050

Out Of Town Property

Recreation Property

6065

HOME SERVICES 8015

Appliance Repairs

VAN APPLIANCE SERVICES Repair home appl. Low rate guar. Permit/Lic. Tom 604-323-8063

AFORDABLE CULTUS Lake Property, $195K, info at: shaunagold.com 604-218-2077

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

6040

Okanagen/ Interior

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

6052

CHILLIWACK BUILD 5000sf Home, 10,742sf serviced flat bldg lot $279K 604-798-5050 see uSELLaHOME.com id5536 LIVE ON Mayne Island 2 lots,one Turn Key house all for $380.000, 250-539-5011 http://members.shaw.ca/ mayneislandhome/ INVESTOR ALERT Clayton 1.27 acre ppty w/1944sf 3br 2.5ba home $1,299,000 778-574-2519 see uSELLaHOME.com id5613 MERRITT HERITAGE style 3070 sf 4br 5ba on 9.9ac lot detached shop, view $949K 250-378-8857 see uSELLaHOME.com id5592 LANGLEY BUILD your dream home, secluded 5 ac view ppty, well inst $649,900 604-825-3966 see uSELLaHOME.com id4513

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

6050

Real Estate Investment

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

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

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

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

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

6035

Mobile Homes

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

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

Robert & Nancy Chaney, (for sale by owners) 9418 Marshall Rd, Bow, WA

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

RENTALS 6508

Apt/Condos

6508

Apt/Condos

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

Call 604-327-1178

info@langaragardens.com Managed by Dodwell Strata Management Ltd.

6065

Recreation Property

Apt/Condos

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

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)

HIGHBURY APARTMENTS

Move-in Bonus – Call for details 1 BR apartments available immediately. Close to UBC, shopping, transit, & beach. Small pets ok.

Phone 604-228-1417

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

CWK 2 BR, 1 bath. 1 car garage crn lot, fenced yrd, new reno, free hold $149,900. 1-360-637-8442 ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★ Exclusive & Private Lake Shore Cottage, for all info: www.cottageonlake.ca $329,000 ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★

6508

Cleaning

EXPERIENCED HOUSECLEANER with over 15 years work experience. Basic Residential Cleaning Only. 3 hrs minimum. Eva 604-451-3322

No time to maintain your space? Leave it all to the cleaning pros, home/office 604-345-8744

Concrete

Apt/Condos

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

PALM SPRINGS Vacation Home 55+ Gated Park, $119K, 1800sf, BR 2.5 BA. Call 604-737-7756

6570

Out Of Town

6595

Shared Accommodation

6595-70 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

Houses - Rent

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

Sidewalk, Driveway, Patio Exposed Aggregate, remove & replacing

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

604-253-0049

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

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

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

8075

Drywall

Vancouver East Side

2 FURN bdrm share w/ wrkng or female student, bus, np/ns, own entry $395 w/ util 604-323-0530 778-893-0530

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

2 BR, bright newer bsmt ste, avail now, W 27th Ave & Cambie, d/w, insuite w/d, min 1 yr lease, $1450 incls heat, hydro, cable, internet. Refs, ns np 604-218-8208

Since 1989

RENOS • REPAIRS 9129 Shaughnessy St., Van.

732-8453

ALWAYS DONE RIGHT WITH INTEGRITY

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

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

8080

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

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

Contracting

EUROPE-RENOVATION Complete Home Renovation IInside & Outside Quality Workmanship EUROPERENOVATION.COM Call: (778) 233-5726

8071

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

6540 VANCOUVER. Modern 1 & 2 BR. Collingwood Village. Steps to Joyce Skytrain. 1-888-830-4232

8055

8065 OCEAN FRONT boat access only 2 yr old 1600sf 3br 2.5ba 30min from W Van $799K 778-998-9141 see uSELLaHOME.com id5424

6508

732-8453

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

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

PH3-688 E17 Ave, 2B, 1BA, 751sf, balcony, insuite storage, sky light, lease, no pet, no smoking, rent $1,550, now, eric 604-723-7368

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

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

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

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

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

RENOS • REPAIRS 9129 Shaughnessy St., Van.

CONCRETE SPECIALIST

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:

Since 1989

8060

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

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

Carpentry

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

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

Out Of Town Property

8030

8073

MR. BUILD - Renos and Repairs. Est 1989. 9129 Shaughnessy St. Please call 604-732-8453

CRANBROOK 2060SF 4br 3ba reno’d home w/side suite on 2 lots $239,900 778-887-4530 see uSELLaHOME.com id5304 90FT WATERFRONT, Sointula Guest Beach House Malcolm Is. N. Vanc Is. 2 BR, water, sewer, hydro. $229K. 604-628-4592 www.sointulabeachhouse.com

A43

Drafting/Design & Decorating

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

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

2 BR large, Victoria / Marine Dr, new house, close to bus & shops, $1100 incl utils, n/s n/p, avail Nov 1st, 778-551-2487

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

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

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6605

Townhouses Rent

BBY/N WEST border 2 BR t/h, quiet, family oriented, n/p. $1020 + utils. Av Dec 1. 604-723-7012

Don't forget to set your clocks

back

one hour this

Sunday, Nov. 4th!


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HOME SERVICES

Call ThE Experts RENOVATIONS & CUSTOM HOMES

8225

Since 1989

Renovations & Custom Homes

POWER WASHING PLUS

FALL SPECIALS • Power Washing

.com

www.rjrrenovator.com www.rjrconstruction.ca

❑ All Renovations ❑ All Home Repairs ❑ All Painting

604.254.1760

• Window & Gutter Cleaning • Painting • Free Estimates

❑ Bathrooms ❑ Kitchens ❑ Basements

Call Ken 604-716-7468

604-732-8453

9129 Shaughnessy St., Vancouver

HOME SERVICES cont. from previous page

8125

8087

POWER WASHING PLUS

Excavating

# 1 BACKHOE, EXCAVATOR & BOBCAT

one mini, drainage, landscaping, stump / rock / cement / oil tank removal. Water / sewer line, 24 hours Call 341-4446 or 254-6865 CONCRETE driveway, drainage, excavation, sidewalk, pavers, retaining walls landscape, backhoe & bobcat services 604-833-2103

8105

Flooring/ Refinishing

Hardwood Floor Refinishing

Gutters

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

Call Ken 604-716-7468 WEST SIDE GUTTERS 15% OFF 604-722-1105 Professional Powerwash Gutters cleaned & repaired Since 1984, 604-339-0949

8130

Handyperson

604-376-7224 www.centuryhardwood.com

CELTIC HARDWOOD FLOORS LTD.

732-8453

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

www.celtichardwoodfloors.ca

Artistry of Hardwood Floors

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

Glass Mirrors

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 MR. BUILD - Renos and Repairs. Est 1989. 9129 Shaughnessy St. Please call 604-732-8453 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 Commercial/Residential

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

Tel: 604-603-9655

8125

Gutters

AT YOUR HOME GUTTERS

NO HST! til Nov.15

MONKEY TREE Established Tree Management

Pruning • Ornamentals Tree Removal Stump Grinding monkeytreeservices.com

RENOS • REPAIRS 9129 Shaughnessy St., Van.

(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

Landscaping

HEDGES, SHRUBS, TREE REMOVAL

INSURED, FREE EST.

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

PN 2030-A

John-Taylor-Gardening Fall clean up, leaves, weeds, mulching, pruning, lawns. (604) 779-4797 604-723-2468; Tran the Gardener. New lawns, trimming, weeding, gutters, fall cleanups 604-723-2468

FALL GARDEN CLEAN-UP leaf raking, weeding & pruning. Greg the Gardener 604-440-9502 JAPANESE GARDENER Landscape & maintenance, clean-ups, trimming. Reas, free est, 25 yrs exp 604-986-8126 JIM’S MOWING 604-310-JIMS (5467) www.jimsmowing.ca Ny Ton Gardening Yard Clean Up, Prunning, Shrubs, Hedging, Trimming, etc. 604-782-5288 Rakes & Ladders.. Lawns, trees, gardens, shrubs. Certified, Ins. & WCB, 604-737-0170

Experienced Movers ~ 2 Men $55 ~

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

604-708-8850

Low Budget Moving Great Prices, Great Service Call 604-652-1660

8193

Oil Tank Removal

FLECK CONTRACTING LTD.

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

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

STORMWORKS OIL Tank Removal. Certified, Insured, Reasonable Rates. A+ BBB. 604-724-3670 TANKTECH Certified Oil Tank Removal & Remediation Specialists. res/com. Free est. 604-328-1234

8195

Painting/ Wallpaper

8160

Lawn & Garden

HEDGING GARDENING CLEAN-UPS PRUNING

DUNBAR LAWN & GARDENS Free Estimates

604-266-1681

WCB • FULLY INSURED

EST. 41 YEARS

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

8185

Moving & Storage

AFFORDABLE MOVING 1 to 3 Men

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

45

We accept Visa, Mastercard & Interac

POINT GREY PAINTING LTD

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

Fall Promo 25% off until Nov 30th

604-725-0908

BUDGET PAINTERS

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

★ QUAYSIDE PAINTING ★ Insured • WCB • Texture Ceilings

PAINTING BY BENJAMIN

RENOS • REPAIRS 9129 Shaughnessy St., Van.

732-8453

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

Off Season Pricing Call for estimate

Benjamin 604-618-4288

PAUL’S PAINTING • PAINTING Painting & • RENOVATION Restoration • HANDYMAN

ALL JOBS WELCOME! •Kitchen & Bath • Crown Moldings •Drywall •Painting •Flooring 604-771-2201 or 604-771-5197

604-324-3351

BASEMENT SUITES, bathrooms, kitchens, drywall, plumbing, tiling. John: 604-617-5054

‘Old Home Specialist’

WESTMOR

Plumbing Ltd

Res - Com Professional Service FLAT RATE 7 DAYS/WK

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

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Power Washing

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Collectibles & Classics

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

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Domestic

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

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

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Stucco/Siding/ Exterior

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

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

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Tiling

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

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Tree Services

MAGNOLIA TREE & SNOW Removal Service & Landscape, fence install, yard reno’s, excavating, irrigation. 604-214-0661

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

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Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

1990 Chevrolet 2500 GMC Sierra Manual 262,000 kms 2500 V8 350 4WD 5 speed. $4000.00 firm. (604) 803-5674

Window Cleaning

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

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

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

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

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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

2009 FORD Focus SE, 4 dr, blue, auto, p/w, p/mirrors, p/l, heated seats, cruise, sat radio, 48,000 km, 2 snow tires, 1 owner, no accidents, $9,400. 604-777-1924, 778-886-8553, 1-604-796-1062

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

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

1991 TOYOTA 'Diesel' Hi-Ace 4wheel Drive Travel Van; RHS; Go Anywhere! Fold-flat sofa-bed seating; 1-yr Warranty! $6,450. Auto Depot, 1397 Welch NVan, 604-727-3111

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

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

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

2005 NISSAN Xterra 79,000 kms 5spd, 4wd, new tires, new brakes, exc cond, drk grey, all receipts, clean, $17,500obo 604-761-7507

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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2003 HONDA ST1300 4-cyl ’Sport-Touring’ performance M/cycle; 1-Owner; Power Windscreen; Sale $8888. All Records! Auto Depot, 1397 Welch NVan, 604-727-3111

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

PTV TILE RENOVATIONS Ceramic Tile, Porcelain, Slate, Bath reno’s. Santo 778-235-1772

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

2004 FORD F350 Diesel, Stock# AB10252A, $15,995. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331 1998 HONDA Goldwing SE + Champion Daytona 2+2 conv. sidecar, loaded, 36K, new cond, classic, $14,900. 604 945-0376

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

J. PEARCE STUCCO CONTRACTING. 604-761-6079 www.stuccocontracting.com STUCCO: Reno’s, garages, patch & repair. Top quality work. Free est. Jason 604-880-9924

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

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

JACK’S RUBBISH Removal. Household Junk Specialist! Friendly & Cheap. 604-266-4444

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

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

1995 JAGUAR XJR-S, 4 door, luxury sedan. Safe, solid, sensuous, reliable. 21-24mpg, $12,000 Firm. Dr. Nomm 604-924-5442

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2011 LEXUS IS350c V6 Convertible; NAVI; demo; Bal 6-yr 110,000kms Lexus Warranty; Park Assist; Lease or Buy! $46,888. Auto Depot, 1397 Welch NVan, 604-727-3111

1997 BUICK Skylark GS, 170,000 km, no accid, clean, runs great, $1500 604-924-2608 2000 INTREPID, 161k, winter tires, summer tires on rims. new brakes & battery, $4400. 604-942-6832

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

Luxury Cars

1964 FORD Falcon 289, auto, 2 door, hardtop, restored, $6,900. 'C plated'. Call 604-585-2397

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2006 Volvo XC70 Automatic 134 K, Local $15,900. Contact Rod @ 604-833-6931

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

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

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

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

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

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

1999 FORD F-150 SuperCab; V6 auto; AirCond; $4450. Lease or Buy? 6-pass; Matching Canopy; Reliable w/Warranty! Auto Depot, 1397 Welch NVan, 604-727-3111

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

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

2006 Ford F150 XL, 4X4, 5.4L, extended cab, seats 6, long box, canopy, A/C, 107K. $12,950. must sell! (604) 773-4235. 2008 HARLEY D, Sportster, 1200low, 4400km, cost $14K, ask $10K, 604-847-9353 Chill aft 5pm 2010 TRIUMPH American Motorcycle, 900 cc, never driven, $8500 obo. 604-533-4962 morn/ eve

Find your car at 2002 FORD F-150 'XTR' SuperCab; 4x4; New Tires; Boxcover; alloys; Top-model; $8888. One Year Warranty! 6-pass! Auto Depot, 1397 Welch NVan, 604-727-3111

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Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

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

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

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

2008 MAZDA 3 'Sport' hatch; 5sp; new tires; 2.3 litre; One Year Warranty; Alloys; p/w; Sale Priced $10,950. Best-Buy! Auto Depot, 1397 Welch NVan, 604-727-3111

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

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

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2000 MERCEDES Benz C230 ’Elegance’ luxury compact 4-cyl; leather; Sale Priced $5,888. One Year Warranty; 128KMS! Auto Depot, 1397 Welch NVan, 604-727-3111

2003 VW new Beetle Cabrio; 5-sp manual; leather; alloys; new tires; $9999. Lease or Buy? All features; One Year Warranty. Auto Depot, 1397 Welch NVan, 604-727-3111

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

2007 FORD MUSTANG GT, fully loaded 22,000 kms, $29,500. 604-721-4228 2001 HONDA Civic. Std, 4dr, 182 K, new tires, fully serviced, $4000. Call: (604) 984-8913.

2004 HYUNDAI Elantra 79 K km, 5 spd, 2.0L, 4 cyl, new clutch, a/c, loaded, $5999. 604-980-0051

1989 BMW 325 is, 2dr, red, 5 sp, 1 owner, 210K, gd cond, loaded, $4200 obo, 604-946-8862 2001 Toyota Celica GT Auto 138,000 kms -many extras $8,950. Call: (604) 690-6235

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

2007 HONDA Accord ’EX-L’ coupe; Top model; leather; 4-cyl; 160 HP; 5-sp; Only 83Kms! Warranty inc; $11,888. 1-Owner Auto Depot, 1397 Welch NVan, 604-727-3111 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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2002 WINDSTAR (Ford) 145 kms, good cond., $2975. 604-392-3909 after 4pm or all day wkends

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

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

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

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

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

2001 VW Passat 'GLX' Special car! 90kms! Every option! V6; leather; One Year Warranty; 1-owner! Special $9999. Auto Depot, 1397 Welch NVan, 604-727-3111

1994 MERCEDES C280, 85K, grey, fully loaded, extras, exc cond, $10K obo, Ladner 604-940-6460 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 $9900 firm. 778-889-6557

1997 VOLVO 850 GLT Wagon; new T-belt; auto; leather; $3850. Room for dog & Comfortable; fold-flat seats! 1-yr Warranty Auto Depot, 1397 Welch NVan, 604-727-3111

1998 VOLVO S70 ’T5’ sport sedan; Luxury & Style for $4450. One Year Warranty; auto; Top Model; Leather; Sunroof! Auto Depot, 1397 Welch NVan, 604-727-3111

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

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

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

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

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

2003 BMW 320i ’Sport sedan’ 6cyl; auto; sunroof; 1-owner local car! 1-yr Warranty incl; Sale $8888. Quality & Comfort in a compact car! Auto Depot, 1397 Welch NVan, 604-727-3111

2004 NISSAN Maxima 'SE' Top Luxury; Sale Priced $8888. One Year Warranty; leather; sunroof; 18' alloys; V6; 1-owner! Auto Depot, 1397 Welch NVan, 604-727-3111

2005 KIA Amante, $7995. Stock# Y11239B. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331 2005 PONTIAC Sunfire 2 dr coupe stnd, 119,000k’s, $4800 obo. Ph 604-798-0767 lve mess

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

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 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

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

2007 TOYOTA Corolla 'SE' power sunroof; power windows; 70kms! power locks; keyless entry; $9999. Toyota Quality! Auto Depot, 1397 Welch NVan, 604-727-3111

2007 TOYOTA Yaris; auto; power door locks; New tires; One-Year Warranty; Sale Priced $8888. Hatch style; Roomy! Auto Depot, 1397 Welch NVan, 604-727-3111

1980 SAN JUAN, 7.7, 5 good Sails, good motor furling, good condition, $5800, 604-568-2050

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

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

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

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

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

2008 LEXUS AWD luxury V6 model; IS250; NAVI & Camera; 1-owner; Bal Lexus 6-yr 110,000km Warranty! Lease or Buy! Auto Depot, 1397 Welch NVan, 604-727-3111

To advertise call

604-630-3300

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.

1989 19’ Bayliner Capri Blue, 2.3 litre IB Fresh water cooled Exc cond. Well maint. Lots of extras, c/w trailer . $4,695. 604-837-7564 2005 FOUR WINDS Class C 30’ sleeps 7, like new cond, 132,000 km, $24,888 778-748-6874 rgprojectmanager@yahoo.com

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

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

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

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

Boats

1991 MERCEDES BENZ 300C. Auto, new tires. 111,000 km. Exc condition. $7,500. 604-786-6495 2001 VOLVO S60 ’Sport’ 5-sp; manual; P/W; leather; One Year Warranty; Sale Priced $6,450. Power roof; Xtra set Winters! Auto Depot, 1397 Welch NVan, 604-727-3111

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

2003 Dodge Caravan 173,000 kms Well maintained. Pwr Pkg, AC, CD. $3,500 (604) 946-9254

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

RV’s/Trailers

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

9515

2009 TOYOTA Matrix; hatch; auto; PW; P-locks; Warranty; new tires; Sale Priced $10,950. Foldflat seats; Toyota Quality! Auto Depot, 1397 Welch NVan, 604-727-3111

9522

2012 AUDI A4 Quattro, Premium, 29,000km, $46,800, panorama sunroof, auto, monsoon grey, black leather interior, all season tires. Snow tires optional. 604-764-8044

2012 LEXUS RX350; demo; 6kms! NAVI; Bal Lexus 6-yr or 110,000kms Warranty! Park assist; Top-model; Sale $49,950. Auto Depot, 1397 Welch NVan, 604-727-3111

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

9522

RV’s/Trailers

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

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

1995 FLEETWOOD Coronado, low miles, new tires, ready for the Sun! excellent cond. reduced $11,500 obo, Call 778-822-2475 1998 SLUMBER queen 7.6’ Import camper 520 kg, new propane 2011, folding alum steps & hand rail, 3 brn stove, porta potti, forced air furn, hyd jacks - hold downs, pressure 50 ltr water/ 3 way fridge/freezer. Will fit short box p/u or import. Excl cond $4500 obo. Ph 604-858-5624 Chwk

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

Vans

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

2007 PROWLER 5th wheel, 32 ft, grt family rv, fibreglass, slideout, bunkbeds, air/cond, sleeps 8 $19,900. 604-824-1426 2008 ALPENLITE 31ck Ltd Edition, 3 slides, ex cond, retail $80K, ask: $49,500, obo 604-814-5071

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

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

2009 BIGFOOT 30MH28TE Top of line, immaculate, loaded, low kms, $88,650. 604-230-7546

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

9173

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

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

40’ MOUNTAIN Aire, Dsl pusher Like new. incl tow jeep. $69,000. Ph 604 795-9967


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2012 THE VANCOUVER COURIER

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GARAGE SALE!

Saturday, November 3 Only FREE LIFETIME OIL AND FILTER CHANGES

FREE GRAB BAG TO FIRST 20 TEST DRIVES

ONE CENT OVER INVOICE ON ALL 2012 INVENTORY FREE LIFETIME CAR WASHES

● Huge savings on all in stock items ● Food and Beverages from 11am - 3pm ● Free dent removal (one dent per customer)

● ONE CENT OVER INVOICE ON NEW VEHICLES ● WINTER TIRES FROM $88.88 ● CARGO TRAYS FROM $48.88

SUZUKI WAY OF LIFE

● FLOOR MATS FROM $19.99 ● SUZUKI ACCESSORIES UP TO 30% OFF

Hurry Down to

Monday-Thurs 9:00am to 8:00pm. Fri and Sat 9:00am to 6:00pm. Sunday 12:00pm to 5:00pm.

604-273-0331

3771 No. 3 Road OPPOSITE YAOHAN CENTRE

www.richmondsuzuki.com for details


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THE VANCOUVER COURIER FRIDAY, NOVMBER 2, 2012

WEEKLY SPECIALS 100% BC Owned and Operated Prices Effective November 1 to November 7, 2012.

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

Grocery Department Thai Kitchen Coconut Milk

Meat Department Olympic Multipack Yogurt

regular or light

3/4.98

Produce Department

Paradise Valley Pork Back Ribs

Organic Bunch Broccoli California Grown

assorted varieties

from 3.99

400ml

product of Thailand

7.99lb/ 17.61kg

8 pack • product of Canada

PRICING

Wild Sockeye Salmon Fillets Jordans Cereals

assorted varieties

4.49

assorted varieties

2/4.00

500g

Uncle Luke’s Organic Maple Syrup

9.99

WOW!

500ml product of Canada

PRICING

Argentina Grown

assorted flavours

2/6.00

WOW!

680g • product of USA

reg 5.79

PRICING

WOW!

10.99

Mary’s Organic Crackers, Sticks or Twigs

6.99

2/7.00

15 bags product of USA

184-227g

product of USA

So Nice Organic Fresh Soy Beverages

assorted varieties

Organic, Fair Trade Quinoa bags or bins

20% off regular retail price

retail price

2/4.00

1.89L

product of Canada

Bakery Department

285g • product of India

Organic Multigrain Bread

Bio Vert Liquid Laundry Detergents 2 varieties

WOW!

PRICING

12.99

3.99

Amy’s Kitchen Organic Soups assorted varieties

from 2/4.00

3.7L

product of Canada

4.99

reg 18.99

Real Brew Natural Sodas

Barbara’s Bakery Cereals

2/7.00

3/2.97

285-400g

355ml • +deposit +eco fee

product of USA

product of USA

Coconut Bliss Frozen Organic Coconut Desserts

Blue Monkey 100% Coconut Water

3/3.99

assorted varieties

4.49

package of 6

330ml • +deposit +eco fee

2.99

Natural Factors 100% Natural Vitamin C Fruit Chews

14.49 8.99

180 tabs

90 tabs

33.99 18.69

180 capsules 90 capsules

Advanced formula includes the more bio-active co-enzyme forms of B vitamins for more noticeable effects.

Omega Essential Balance Oil

Rice Mini Cheesecakes, Marble or Cranberry Lemon

! New

Health Care Department

New Roots Ultra B Complex 50mg

Rice Bakery

assorted varieties

assorted varieties

560g

Date Oat or Apple Oat Squares

398ml • product of USA

170g pkg

Bulk Department

.50/100g off regular

Tasty Bite Indian Meals

assorted varieties

3.49

Choices’ Own Organic Cheese: Mozzarella, Parmesan, Mild and Aged 1, 2 and 3 year Cheddars, Marble and Light 7%.

assorted varieties

assorted varieties

3.98

PRICING

875g

reg 13.99

Mighty Leaf Tea

3lb bag product of Canada

Fair Trade Organic Blueberries from Interrupcion

Gourmet Comfort Food! Family Sized Quiche

assorted varieties

5.98

WOW!

PRICING

Deli Department

Amande Creamy Almond Yogurt

assorted varieties

B.C. Grown

9.99lb/ 22.02kg

70g

product of Canada

product of UK

Organic Honeycrisp Apples from Harvest Moon in Cawston

value pack, previously frozen

Cheecha Potato Puffs

1.58lb/ 3.48kg

WOW!

90-95g

28.99 11.99

946ml 355ml

product of Thailand 473ml product of USA

Seminars & Events at Choices Markets South Surrey, 3248 King George Blvd. Tuesday, November 13, 7:00-9:00pm.

WOW!

PRICING

Cooking Class: Delectable Holiday Bites with Choices’ Chef Antonio Cerullo and Vasi Naidoo, BSc, RHN.

Look for our

WOW!

Cost $15. To register call 604-541-3902.

PRICING

www.choicesmarkets.com Kitsilano

Cambie

Kerrisdale

Yaletown

Rice Bakery

South Surrey

2627 W. 16th Ave. Vancouver 604.736.0009

3493 Cambie St. Vancouver 604.875.0099

1888 W. 57th Ave. Vancouver 604.263.4600

1202 Richards St. Vancouver 604.633.2392

2595 W. 16th Ave. Vancouver 604.736.0301

3248 King George Blvd. South Surrey 604.541.3902

Choices at the Crest 8683 10th Ave. Burnaby 604.522.0936

Kelowna 1937 Harvey Ave. Kelowna 250.862.4864

Vancouver Courier November 2 2012  

Vancouver Courier November 2 2012