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CITY SHOPS OFFERING BIG SALES TO KEEP CUSTOMERS IN B.C. SANDRA THOMAS Staff writer

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number of Vancouver retailers are fighting back against cross-boarder shopping and Black Friday by offering deep discounts and sales. Russ Davies, executive director of the West Fourth Avenue Business Improvement Association, said in an attempt to attract Black Friday crowds many shops along the street are holding weekendlong sales Nov. 23 to 25. Davies noted the area’s strengths lie in fashion, home décor, sports equipment, mobile phones and gadgets, and clothing. “The weekend is going to mirror exactly what’s happening in the U.S.,” said Davies. “It will be like a mini Boxing Day.” Some consider Black Friday, always held the Friday after the American Thanksgiving, as the point in the year when U.S. businesses begin to profit, putting them “in the black.” See RETAILERS on page 4

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DIWALI DELIGHTS: Steve Ram, owner of All India Sweets & Restaurant at 49th Avenue and Main Street, shows off an

assortment of Indian sweets that are popular during the five days of Diwali. The festival of lights may be over, but Ram says the sweets will still be available for a short time at his restaurant. See related story on page 13.

OlympicVillage:Two years after the bombshell CITY HOPES TO RECOUP MONEY FROM SALES OF NORTH VAN PROPERTIES BOB MACKIN

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wo years after placing the Olympic Village into receivership, the city is trying to wring money out of the assets seized from Millennium Development. At a hastily called news conference on Nov. 17, 2010, Mayor

Gregor Robertson revealed that Ernst & Young was put in control of the home-away-from-home for 2010 Winter Olympics athletes after Millennium defaulted on $740 million owed to the city. In March 2011, city hall seized 32 properties estimated to be worth $45 million net from Millennium. The deadline for bids on two of the most lucrative proper-

ties was Nov. 9, but city hall refuses to disclose how many potential buyers expressed interest. “Staff are reviewing the submissions and they will make a presentation to council in the coming weeks,” city communications manager Sandy Swanton told the Courier. The city was offering a “strategically located property assembly” at

199, 127 and 131 Esplanade West in North Vancouver near the Lonsdale Quay Public Market, SeaBus terminal and ICBC headquarters. According to 2011 figures, the properties were appraised at $6.25 million. They include one-storey buildings that house a Starbucks, tailor shop and dry cleaner, plus a parking lot that was appraised at $3.3 million alone.

The other property open for bids until Nov. 9 was 260 Esplanade West, an entire city block with two and three-storey retail and office buildings described by the city as a “commercial investment property with significant redevelopment potential.” In 2011, it was assessed at $19.94 million but appraised at $28.5 million. See BY on page 4


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Retailers sendingmessagetheyare‘competitive’ Others believe the term was coined in Philadelphia in the early 1960s, to describe the throngs of shoppers and vehicles that filled the streets the day after Thanksgiving to take advantage of holiday sales. Black Friday is the busiest shopping day in the U.S. and considered the equivalent of Boxing Day in Canada. Meanwhile, Cyber Monday is the marketing term for the Monday immediately following Black Friday. Cyber Monday is considered the busiest online shopping day of the year in the U.S. and increasingly in Canada. Julian Alphibert, manager of the West Fourth Avenue location of The North Face, famous for its outdoor clothing and equipment, said their sale is timed ideally for shoppers preparing for winter sports and activities. “The merchants on the street are going to be doing their best to drive traffic to their stores. But rather than a one-day venture, the sales are going to last all weekend with some elements of surprise,” said Alphibert, who was reluctant to share those surprises. “They’ll just have to come out and see for themselves. But I promise it will be well worth the trip.” Many Canadian retailers weren’t happy this past summer when as of July 1, the amount of duty-free goods Canadians travelling to the U.S. for more than 24 hours were able to bring back was increased from $50 to $200. For Canadians away for more than 48 hours, the exemption increased from $400 to $800. But shoppers must also factor in the cost of travel and accommodation when deciding whether those U.S. deals are actually worth it. It’s also up to shoppers to ensure warranties for items such as electronics will be honoured in Canada. Mark Startup, president and CEO of Shelfspace, said Canadian retailers are rising to the challenges presented by Black Friday. Shelfspace is an association for retail entrepreneurs throughout Western Canada.

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Julian Alphilbert, manager at the North Face on Fourth Avenue, says its store sale will last all weekend (Nov. 23-25). “Canadian retailers are sharpening their pencils and sending the message they are competitive,” said Startup. “They can’t beat the U.S. on all fronts, but they’re working at it.” Locally, the Bay is also celebrating Black Friday with deep discounts and sales scheduled for Nov. 23 and Cyber Monday, Nov. 26. Now through Nov. 23, the Bay is offering one-

day sales during which one item is deeply discounted to a price comparable to items found at Black Friday sales. An email from Best Buy spokesperson Danielle Jang said the big box store, famous for its electronics, is having a Black Friday sale from Nov. 23 to 25. Jang added all sales will also be available online. No one from Walmart Can-

ada returned phone calls before the Courier’s press deadline. A list of West Fourth Avenue retailers taking part in Black Friday sales will be complete by Tuesday, Nov. 20, and available at shopwest4th.com. sthomas@vancourier.com Twitter: @sthomas10

By end of 2011, debt remaining onVillage was $462 million CONTINUED from page 1

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The deadline for bids on former Millennium sites now owned by the city , including this one at 131 West Esplanade in North Van, passed Nov. 9.

The deadline for bids on a nineunit commercial/retail building at 1327 Marine Drive in West Vancouver’s Ambleside district was Oct. 5. That property was appraised at $5.5 million in 2011. Last June, the city sold the former Daily Province Building near Victory Square for an undisclosed price. In 2011, it was appraised at $10 million and assessed at $6.996 million. By the end of 2011, the debt remaining on the Village was $462 million. In April 2011, the city estimated a $48 million loss on the project, not counting the $170 million land cost. Meanwhile, owners of 68 units worth an estimated $50 million are proceeding with a lawsuit seeking refunds. No trial date has been set, but the owners’ lawyer, Brian

Baynham, is awaiting a case management hearing with Justice Lauri Ann Fenlon. “I think it can be resolved in a couple of days, it’s not a complicated issue we think,” Baynham said. “The question for the court is whether (City of Vancouver was) a developer, as that term is defined in the act. Also whether or not Millennium SEFC, the company that built the Olympic Village, was a developer. Because all developers we say had to sign a disclosure statement, the failure to do that amounts to a breach of the Real Estate Marketing Act and if there is a breach of the act, my clients are entitled to rescind.” Fenlon, coincidentally, presided over the unsuccessful 2009 application by female ski jumpers to force International Olympic Committee and VANOC to let them compete at

the 2010 Winter Olympics. By late October, 564 of the 737 Village on False Creek units had been sold and Rennie Marketing Systems was projecting sellout by 2014. In May 2010, marketer Bob Rennie told an Urban Development Institute meeting that he hoped to sell-out in two years. The owner of Montreal’s Olympic Village, El Ad Canada, sold the property for $176.5 million to Canadian Apartment Properties Real Estate Trust in early November. Three months before the Montreal 1976 Olympics, the Quebec government took over the 980unit project. Fraud and conspiracy charges against developer Joseph Zappia were dropped in 1988. 2010goldrush@gmail.com twitter.com/bobmackin


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Military hospital faces wrecking ball HEALTH MINISTER SAYS 1940’S BUILDING OUT OF DATE, NEW FACILITY NEEDED MICKI COWAN Contributing writer

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he proposal for re-zoning that would allow for a new development at B.C. Children’s and Women’s Hospital on Oak Street is going to a public hearing in December after a unanimous vote from city council this week. If allowed, the Acute Care Centre would create additional emergency room services and larger operating rooms for short-term patients, but also necessitate the destruction of much of the Shaughnessy Military Hospital heritage site. Minister of Health Margaret MacDiarmid said the facilities are old and overcrowded — and as a result the hospitals are unable to provide the care they’d like. “The design is just not there at all given the way things have changed in medicine,” said MacDiarmid, who is also a medical doctor. “There’s more equipment now and not enough room in the hospital for state of the art treatment.”

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A new Acute Care Centre will mean the destruction of the old 1940’sera Shaughnessy Military Hospital at 4500 Oak St. Dave Ingram, the chief project officer responsible for the development, said those are the kinds of design issues the new building would fix. “The number of care providers involved is

growing and so is the nature of the equipment. We need to have the right sized rooms to accommodate that,” said Ingram. He said older buildings such as the

historic Shaughnessy Medical Hospital on the site aren’t fit for their purposes going forward. Now, they just use the site for administration and day clinics. But the president of the heritage advocacy group Heritage Vancouver Society says he’s disappointed more effort wasn’t made to keep the historic Shaughnessy Medical Hospital structure. “We were hoping that part of the hospital could be saved and that there would be some recognition of its importance,” said Don Luxton. The building was built in 1940 and, according to Luxton, features art panels in the main entry of significance and immense historical value. His group has listed the building in their top 10 endangered sites. Still,Luxtonsaidtheheritagegroup thought the news was inevitable considering the frequency demolition happens to institutional heritage buildings in Vancouver. The development will be discussed at the December public hearing, but the public will not have access to as much detail about the project as for

regular projects, as the building is considered a public private partnership. These P3 partnerships are contracts between the government and private businesses where assets and risks are shared by both parties. Green Party Coun. Adriane Carr said the P3 process is less democratic and citizens are given fewer details to respond to. “You have less detail that’s been available to the public and council, which in my mind, is not as good,” said Carr. “The process is one in which there is less detail in the scope of what the design will look like, which to me is a flaw in the process.” While not clear if he’ll be attending the public hearing to voice Heritage Vancouver’s concerns, Luxton said the group plans to at least document its concerns about the buildings moving forward. “There are many issues in health care, which we recognize. We felt there was a way to develop a way for the site that would have been more sensitive for heritage issues.” mickicowan@gmail.com Twitter: @mickicowan

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KINGSGATE CASH Vancouver School Board chair Patti Bacchus was “surprised” to see a story about the redevelopment of Kingsgate Mall in the Globe and Mail Nov. 9. The school board owns the property at East Broadway and Kingsway and she said the board and leasee/developer Beedie Group haven’t discussed potential plans. The Globe reported that Ryan Beedie hopes to start redeveloping the property next year. Bacchus believes the Beedie Group is three decades into a 99year-lease for the site. According to a 2010 VSB report, this lease generates the school board $750,000 in revenue a year. “We’d certainly be interested in having some discussion about what some shared interests can be and moving forward on that,” Bacchus said. She said the school board might want to relocate its adult education centre near Main Street on Terminal Avenue that it pays “fairly steep” lease payments for, adding, “But, again, it’s very premature to talk about what we could do.” Beedie reportedly envisions a commercial and residential devel-

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The Vancouver School Board’s lease for the Kingsgate Mall site generates $750,000 a year. opment for the site that’s across from the slated Rize development, which includes a 19-storey tower. A redevelopment could increase revenue for the school board. Bacchus said she’d have to look at the current lease agreement, what’s being proposed and the revenue it could draw. “But I would see some potential increased revenue coming from any redevelopment,” she said.

ON THE SLY Families who didn’t snap up tickets to the three sold-out screenings of the film On the Sly at the Reel to

Real International Film Festival can catch it for a good cause this Sunday, Nov. 18. Net proceeds will go to rebuilding the playground at Queen Victoria Annex on East Third Avenue near McSpadden Park. On the Sly follows the adventures of a girl who believes she’s invisible to her parents and chooses not to climb in their car on the way home from the family’s cottage to test her theory. What could end badly turns into an extraordinary adventure as she fends for herself. On the Sly plays at the Rio Theatre on East Broadway near Commercial Drive at 2 p.m. It’s recom-

mended for children age seven and older.

CHILD POVERTY B.C. has had the highest rate of child poverty in Canada for eight years. This translates into 87,000 children living in poverty, or one in 10 children, according to the First Call Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition. The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives says leaving families in poverty costs the B.C. economy $8 to $9 billion a year in loss of potential earnings, increased healthcare costs and crime rates.

It argues putting an effective provincial plan in place to take families out of poverty would cost less than half that amount, or $3 to 4 billion per year. So the B.C. Teacher’s Federation is focusing on child poverty this month with a week of action, Nov. 19 to 23. It’s encouraging the public to sign a petition that calls on the government to launch a comprehensive and accountable poverty reduction plan. For more information, see bcpovertyreduction.ca. crossi@vancourier.com Twitter: @Cheryl_Rossi

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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2012 THE VANCOUVER COURIER

Stong’splanshortondetails ARCHITECT UNDERSTANDS NEIGHBOURS’ ‘HURT FEELINGS’ CHERYL ROSSI Staff writer

Airy fairy jargon” is how one departing man described the information presented at an open house about the redevelopment of the Stong’s site, Nov. 14. Ken Reynolds, another resident of Dunbar, attended expecting to learn about the number of storeys and units being proposed for the site. “If they really listen to the people, the input, and act on it then that would be great,” he said. Throngs of Dunbar residents flocked to the open house hosted by landowner Harwood Group about a potential rezoning for three properties on Dunbar Street between West 29th and 30th avenues that include Stong’s, McDermott’s Body Shop and two parking lots. Gregory Henriquez, managing partner of Henriquez Partners Architects, immediately differentiated this project from the six to seven-storey seniors facility that’s being proposed by Pacific Arbour Retirement Communities nearby. “We don’t have a final design yet,” Henriquez said. “There’s been a lot of hurt feelings, I think, in the neighbourhood because of The Ridge and Pacific Arbour and

the way they came to the community with a final design, rather than a process,” he said. “What we’re proposing is a process rather than a product.” Brook Pooni Associates surveyed attendees on the importance of retaining Stong’s, what type of retail and professional uses and community amenities such as a daycare, library, community centre, playground or open space the area needs. The east parking lot transitions from commercial to residential properties, so residents were asked whether they preferred a redevelopment that included townhouses or two houses on this lot. Attendees were also asked whether they preferred housing for seniors, families, first-time homebuyers or renters. Stong’s has run in Vancouver since 1931 and on Dunbar Street for 55 years. The grocery store’s lease expires in August 2015. Henriquez said Stong’s would need to find a temporary location if redevelopment were to proceed. Cori Bonina, president of the familyowned grocery store, said she’s looking for a temporary location in Dunbar with the desire to return to its current site. “We have been in discussions with the Harwood Group to commit to continue

in business together,” she said. “Like Stong’s, they are a family-run business with strong family and community ties and commitments in Dunbar.” Henriquez expects his firm will develop designs based on the input received at the open house, bring these alternatives back to the community early in early 2013 and then submit a rezoning application to the city. Members of the new Dunbar Re-Vision group that sprang up to oppose the Pacific Arbour proposal say they’re less concerned about the Stong’s development. “Stong’s has got a lot of goodwill in this neighbourhood. Now, they are not the owners of this process but there’s a transference,” said Mike Andruff. “And if the developer does what he does and does it tastefully and is inviting input and people give it, I don’t think we have any quarrel with that.” The group wants Vancouverites who are frustrated with what they see as a lack of consultation and respect for neighbourhoods on the part of the city and an unjustified focus on increasing density to join them in a rally at city hall Nov. 16 at 12:30 p.m. crossi@vancourier.com Twitter: @Cheryl_Rossi

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LIFEGUARD ARREST In September, I wrote about the arrest of 70-year-old former park board employee Abraham “Abe” Kiewiet in connection with charges of sexual misconduct. Turns out Kiewiet was arrested once again Nov. 7 and the Vancouver Police Department has requested additional charges be added to the 10 he was already facing. It was initially alleged Kiewiet preyed on four young boys between 1976 and 1982 after meeting them during swimming or lifeguard lessons. Kiewiet was both an instructor at the park board’s Vancouver Lifeguard School and a

volunteer coach with the YMCA’s aquatic safety program. Last week, Crown counsel laid additional charges related to five victims. The male and female victims ranged in age between 12 and 16 years old when the offences were alleged to have taken place. Kiewiet now faces 22 charges against five victims, including eight counts of indecent assault on a male, three counts of indecent assault on a female and 11 counts of gross indecency. Kiewiet was released from custody pending his next court appearance in Provincial Court Dec. 4 at 9 a.m. Sex Crimes Unit investigators continue to conduct inquiries and believe there are other victims yet to come forward. Police encourage anyone with pertinent information to contact the tip line at 604717-0618.

DRINKS ON THE LINKS According to a city staff report, one of the respondents to the park board’s recent proposal to allow liquor/beverage carts on three city golf courses had some concerns, including public urination and

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Former lifeguard Abe Kiewet, seen here in an undated photo, was rearrested Nov. 7 for alleged sexual misconduct offences. smoking. I must admit, I found the image of such Happy Gilmore-like behaviour on our city’s golf courses most amusing, but considering selling alcohol to golfers is pretty much the norm in every municipality and city under the sun, including Richmond and Surrey, such behaviour likely won’t be a problem at Vancouver public golf courses. City council voted Wednesday

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to allow the park board to proceed with its next, and likely final, step in getting permission to sell liquor on the greens. Vision Vancouver park board vice-chair Aaron Jasper says getting council’s approval for the plan was vital. Now it will be up to the province’s Liquor Control and Licensing Branch to give the final go-ahead. “If all goes well, golfers should

be able to enjoy a cold beer on the ninth hole by next summer,” says Jasper. He adds, allowing beverage carts on the greens at Fairview, Langara and McCleery courses was never just about selling alcohol. “This started when we looked at ways to improve food service,” says Jasper. “And that can mean everything from buying a hot dog and a pop or juice for the kids. It was never just about booze.” That said, Jasper says it’s estimated the park board could see profits of up to $100,000 annually by adding a maximum of two carts per course — one per every nine holes. The city’s report explains the three golf courses have Food Primary liquor licenses, which only allow the consumption of alcohol with food. In order to sell liquor outside of their clubhouses and patios, these golf courses must apply to the province for Liquor Primary licenses. To read the report in full, visit vancouver.ca and follow the links to the Nov. 12 Planning, Transportation and Environment meeting. sthomas@vancourier.com Twitter: @sthomas10


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Olympic cruise ship case to be heard — next year RCMP HAD DEAL WITH NORTH CAROLINA COMPANY BOB MACKIN Contributing writer

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et another cruise season will come and go before a judge in Washington, D.C. hears the 2010 Winter Olympics lawsuit between a North Carolina cruise ship agent and the RCMP. Judge Rosemary Collyer has set a nine-day trial for Oct. 15, 2013 between Cruise Connections Charter Management and the Mounties. Cruise Connections was contracted in June 2008 to hire three ships to house 5,000 police officers and military personnel at Ballantyne Pier before and during the 2010 Games. The RCMP agreed to pay $54 million to Cruise Connections, which planned to charter three ships for US$39 million. Cruise Connections and the RCMP squabbled over which party would be responsible for tax remissions for the foreign workers who were to be employed on the cruise ships. When the Canadian dollar’s value shot up in the fall of 2008, Cruise Connections feared its anticipated profit had disappeared. Based on the tax and currency issues, Cruise Connections delayed executing the charter agreements. The RCMP cancelled the contract on Nov. 17, 2008 and Cruise Connections sued for breach of contract. A Government of Canada application to quash the lawsuit because American law prohibits lawsuits against foreign governments was overturned on a technicality in February 2011. During a Nov. 8 teleconference with the parties, Collyer ordered the plaintiffs to provide the defendants “all documents regarding profit/cost analysis that were used in preparation of plaintiffs’ bid on the first

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Request for Proposal.” A report from Amex originally pegged the price of accommodations at $25 million to $41 million. When the Cruise Connections contract was sunk, the RCMP eventually directly chartered the Elation from Carnival and MS Statendam and MS Oosterdam from Holland America for $76 million. Federal Treasury Board supplementary estimates for 2011-2012 included $4 million reserved for Olympics-related lawsuits for “vendor contracts and loss of business during the Vancouver Olympics in 2010.” Meanwhile, the $2.5 million lawsuit filed by Mario’s Gelati against three levels of government and VANOC has melted away. The ice cream company complained that police roadblocks and barriers near the Olympic Village kept customers away during the Olympics. A Nov. 26 B.C. Supreme Court trial was cancelled and the matter settled out of court. Lawyers for Mario’s, VANOC, the Government of Canada, Province of B.C. and City of Vancouver signed an Oct. 31 consent order that said “the within proceeding be dismissed, without costs to any party. The said dismissal be, for all purposes and effects, as if pronounced by this court after a full trial of this proceeding, on the merits.” Financial details were not disclosed. City hall spokesperson Wendy Stewart said it was resolved “to the satisfaction” of the city. A B.C. Finance ministry representative, who providedinformationanonymously,saidthesettlement came at no cost to the province. VANOC spokesperson Renee Smith-Valade refused to comment, and the ice cream company’s owner, Mario Loscerbo, did not return phone calls. 2010goldrush@gmail.com twitter.com/bobmackin

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THE VANCOUVER COURIER FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2012

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Lib hopefuls Sullivan, Antoncomewithbaggage

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am Sullivan and Suzanne Anton are on the move. Earlier this week, Sullivan was out for a lunch he arranged with pollster Barb Justason. A week ago the man, who in 2008 was driven from the Vancouver mayor’s office in disgrace, formally expressed an itch to get back into the game. He will be seeking the Liberal nomination to replace departing MLA Mary McNeil in Vancouver-False Creek. Few ridings offer Liberals a safer haven. Except perhaps Vancouver–Quilchena, which former Gordon Campbell lieutenant Colin Hansen managed to win with a commanding majority but has now decided to vacate taking the stench from the HST mess with him. That is where Anton hopes to plant her flag. Sullivan obviously craves more action. As he told one reporter, “You can do more if you have a place at the table.” The problem for Sullivan and Anton is that, if Liberal fortunes continue as they have been for some time now, the particular table they may find a place at could be some considerable distance from the seat of power. Unlike Sullivan, Anton has never really been out of the game. Sullivan’s most ardent apologist during his disastrous turn as mayor walked the plank for the NPA as their mayoral candidate last time out. She has not been far from the public eye since, including a stint on CBC Radio’s political panel representing the B.C. Liberals. But here is what these two relatively high-profile candidates do have in common: they both could lose — not in a general election, but before it; they both could lose the nomination. And don’t think Premier Christy Clark would be unhappy about that. While Anton has successfully avoided scandal, Sullivan carries more baggage with him than a 747. He is certainly smart enough, but he has exhibited a stunning amount of poor judgment as a leader. And that’s even if you forget about the time he bought a junkie some crack then watched him consume it in his van. (That’s a bit of history, by the way, that one of Sullivan’s staff edited out of his Wikipedia biography.) There was his amateurish and ultimately costly handling of labour relations that led to a four-month strike; his habit of making policy announcements — usually outside the city hall precinct — that his senior staff was totally in the dark over; and, of course, his untimely political end caused by a mutinous uprising over Sullivan’s ineptitude led by NPA councillor Peter Ladner and joined in by the majority of his own party. Now, as to why they could lose. Neither the Quilchena nor False Creek riding associations has set a date for their nomination. Meanwhile, Anton has been beating the bushes to sign up members for months now and nobody has formally stood up to challenge Sullivan. But in Quilchena, Anton has a formidable opponent in Andrew Wilkinson. For those who don’t know him, he is a Rhodes Scholar who earned both medical and law degrees and was a deputy minister of economic development in Gordon Campbell’s government. He was also president of the B.C. Civil Liberties Association and the Liberal Party of B.C., and is now practicing law. He is supported in his quest for the nomination by none other than Colin Hansen’s mother-in-law Doreen Braverman, former NPA president Paul Barbeau and the inestimable Liberal force in B.C. that is May Brown. While Sullivan has had a free run so far, former Liberal MLA Lorne Mayencourt is mulling his options. After driving the NDP’s Tim Stevenson off the provincial scene, Mayencourt left provincial politics to run unsuccessfully for the federal Tories. He put time in as a drug counsellor. Now he is working for the provincial Liberal caucus. He is keeping his head down, sort off, except to confirm he is interested in seeking the nomination. He has told me he expects to make that decision “soon.” And that gets back to what Sullivan may be seeking from his pollster. agarr@vancourier.com

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Cross-species friendships have teachable moments

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ears ago, I used to visit a hobby farm owned by a girlfriend’s father. The mad animal antics at the place were like something out of a James Herriot novel as reworked by Kurt Vonnegut. Strange bonds and alliances had formed among completely different critters. I remember seeing a goose waddle around the property, plaintively honking for a duck, its best friend. The duck was off at the vet, I learned, and the goose was stricken by its absence. The platonic pals did everything together, and for several days the goose was inconsolable. An association between a duck and a goose doesn’t seem a stretch, since they’re both species of waterfowl. By now anyone with an Internet connection knows all sorts of weird bonds can form among domestic and wild animals. Scientists are now even prepared to describe such connections as “friendships.” Last week’s episode of the PBS series Nature, “Animal Odd Couples,” showed how a Great Dane, Kate, adopted an abandoned fawn. Kate’s owner, photographer Isobel Springett, named the fawn Pip and the two animals often played together in a weird gambol that looked half-dog and half-deer. Even though Pip eventually grew up and joined a herd, she regularly returned to the property for playtime with Kate, awkwardly prancing about like Elaine from Seinfeld. The creatures profiled in “Animal Odd Couples” cavort, cuddle, and sleep together in an apparent “screw you” to Chuck Darwin. Another pair is Mtani the retriever and Kasi the cheetah, a pair that met in 2010 at Busch Gardens theme park in Tampa, Florida. But surely the most surprising association is between Jack, a 16-year-old goat, and a blind 40-year-old horse named Charlie. “Jack essentially became Charlie’s eyes, and would lead him around the ranch property where they both lived,” according to the Nature website. Apparently every day Jack walked Charlie to the horse’s favourite patch. Charlie eventually died and Jack abandoned the walks that seemed to give him purpose, dying soon after his friend. What was going through Jack’s avocado-sized brain remains unknown. The conventional scientific wisdom has long been that only human beings need “purpose.” Animals, in contrast, are black boxes: stimulus in, response out, and little in between. The simplistic models of behaviourists of the early 20th century were built on the Cartesian notion of animals-as-automatons, which in turn drew from the Judeo-Christian myth that humans are the crown of creation and the creatures we feed off are dumb as a pile of rocks. Today, behaviourism is deader than a Texan gun registration bill, and the notion that animals are unfeeling gene-machines is now on the wane as well. Verified tales of crossspecies bonding aren’t as readily dismissed as outliers. As one researcher remarked on the Nature doc, “the plural of anecdote is data.” Hardcore rationalists warn against projecting human qualities onto nonhuman creatures. True enough, but these folks often don’t get how subjective states can be shared by two or more beings of different species. “Intersubjectivity” is not limited to people and their pets. Every time you see another YouTube clip of a crow caretaking a kitten, a deer cuddling with a koala, or a dog merrily wrestling with an orangutan, you’re witnessing one of nature’s deeper routines, in which the separation of form is breached, if only briefly, by touch. Human involvement obviously amplifies the opportunities for such animal connections. In the wild, living creatures spend much of their time involved with the “four f’s”: Fight, Flight, Feeding… and Mating — but when they’re not busy with survival, they obviously have little better to do than kibitz with whatever presents itself, as long as it appears safe. The same applies to humans, every time one of us bends down to pat a strange dog. Read up on the latest reports on avian minds, and you’ll start questioning the “bird brain” tag. Check out the cognitive studies of cuttlefish and other cephalopods, and you might feel differently about seafood. Learn of the emotional lives of elephants and you’ll definitely be less fond of circuses. Hear fantastic claims about cetaceans communicating with people through human-sounding vocalizations, and you might even have doubts about public aquariums. geoffolson.com

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DENSITY YET TO YIELD AFFORDABLE HOUSING OR REDUCE TRAFFIC

To the editor: Re: “Oakridge plan part of carreduction trend,” Nov. 9. Allen Garr has obviously jumped on the “density can do no wrong” bandwagon, despite the fact that its two main promises, increased affordability and reduced traffic, have failed to materialize over two decades or more of non-stop development. The reasons, which our urban planners appear to be ignoring or are in denial of, are twofold. First, development which is largely residential overlooks the fact that people still have to get to work, often in industrial areas relegated to the suburbs. Secondly, though mass transit can make a dent in commuter traffic, in our “car culture” the majority of people will continue to drive their cars. But perhaps idealists such as Garr are dreaming of some utopia where most city dwellers are wealthy enough to not have to work, while they will happily park their expensive cars in favour of getting around locally by transit or bicycle. But here’s what I predict: widespread gridlock within the next decade. Place your bets.

Charles Leduc, Vancouver

TREES GREAT, BUT WHAT ABOUT THE DAMAGE THEY DO? To the editor: Re: “Kerrisdale’s changing landscape: Trees facing a silent slaughter,” Nov. 7. It’s admirable that Terri Clark wants to preserve trees in the City of Vancouver. Rights of lot owners and developers to build housing for people sometimes fail to save

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A reader says the proposed densification of Oakridge will neither increase affordability or reduce traffic. trees. It is also a financial headache for homeowners who have to contend with cracked sidewalks and clogged drains from tree roots and gutters clogged with leaves. The city will not pay for any damage to property due to tree roots and leaves. Will Terri Clark and her fellow tree saviours pay for the repairs to the damages done by the tree roots and leaves all over the city?

Juan Luna Ibarrizto, Vancouver

DUNBAR SENIORS’ FACILITY HARDLY AFFORDABLE To the editor: Re: “Dunbar needs seniors’ facilities,” Nov. 9. Would Erin Coulter step down from her moralistic soapbox. If she had read the articles and listened to the news she would know that the Dunbar Revisionists are not opposed to a seniors’ home being built in Dunbar. What they are worried about is that city council can push through rezoning to allow sevenstorey buildings in Dunbar and other districts all over the city without consultation and the approval of the people of Vancouver. Whatever

happened to council’s plans to rezone to allow for affordable housing? The proposed seniors’ home definitely doesn’t come under the heading “affordable housing” with proposed rents of from $5,000 for one person and $5,800 for two persons in a one bedroom apartment. When I started reading Ms. Coulter’s letter, I thought, “Here is a woman who cares about seniors.” Any admiration I had for her swiftly went out the door as I read her inflammatory remarks about international buyers. She goes on to say: “Just another example of the wealthy being completely out of touch.” Sorry again Ms. Coulter but stop trying to bring up that old rag about the rich (West Side) versus the poor (East Side). We are not all wealthy. Personally, I retired in February at the age of 75 having worked since I was 16 and have only a small pension. I worked hard all my life and did without a lot so that my children and I could live where I did when I was young and now am close to my children and grandchildren. I’m sure that there are many in my neighbourhood who feel the same. Is it a crime to love our beautiful city and want to keep it beautiful? Anne Monahan, Vancouver

SOCIAL MEDIA COURIER WEB POLL: Do you support the massive increase in density from a proposed new development on Cambie Street GRAEME BONE @graemebone: Using the word ‘massive’ makes it a fairly loaded question, but yes I do. CATE SIMPSON @catesimpsonpr: If they add another Canada line stop at 16th. Broadway to King Ed is a long walk for many. COURIER STORY: Give neighbourhoods the tools for change SUZANNE ANTON @SuzanneAnton: Nice column about Mountain View @MikeKlasse@ VanCourierNews great series on city ‘hoods. Follow us on Facebook: The Vancouver Courier Newspaper and Twitter: @VanCourierNews


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Sweets for Diwali take a month’s preparation FESTIVAL OVER, BUT SWEETS STILL AVAILABLE MICKI COWAN Contributing writer

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reparing for the annual Hindu Diwali celebration of lights is no easy task, especially for the restaurant many consider the place to go for coveted celebration sweets. It takes All Indian Sweets & Restaurant at the corner of 49th Avenue and Main Street in the Punjabi Market area nearly a month to prepare for the sheer volume they need to make. Sweets are an important element of Diwali, a five-day festival that ended Tuesday. Owner Steve Ram said although they do regularly sell sweets at their restaurant, they make 50 times more during the festival. “Probably over 100 kinds,” said Ram. “You’re looking at thousands of pounds. We were going through like 50 to 100 pounds every 20 to 30 minutes over the weekend.” The sweets go on display the week prior to the official end of Diwali on Nov. 13, but it continues for the following week as well. Ram sets up special tables to display the hundreds of varieties made in-house by chefs from various regions of India. The main pastry chef brings knowledge of hundreds of different types. “Our pastry chef’s background is in making sweets, so that’s where he gets so much diverse knowledge in how to make each different type of sweets.” The tables of sweets greet customers as they enter through the front doors. A regular customer and student at nearby Langara College, Jasmine Stotz, described the display: “It’s very bountiful, like there is never-ending sweets.” The most popular amongst the hundreds during the festival is called gulab jamun — a ball of sugar, flour and milk deep-fried in oil, then fried in hot syrup. Most varieties are made with a base, called bharfi, of a rich condensed milk. From there, other ingredients are added including almond, coconut, pistachio, cashew and other nuts, as well as carrot, mango, milk cake and chick pea varieties. Some take as long as 20 hours to make, particularly the milk-

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based ones, but they all have one thing in common — they’re incredibly sweet. “They’re very sweet, definitely for someone with a sweet tooth. Some people who aren’t into desserts, they are so sweet and don’t like them much, but I really, really do,” said Stotz. “They’re always very fresh and well done.” The need for making such an abundance is in part that people just like the flavour. But according to Ram, it’s more than about just satisfying a sweet tooth. It’s about bringing family together. “In some cultures when you’re celebrating, you go and take a gift. In the Indian community you take sweets,” he said. “People pray and take sweets to people’s houses. That’s why we go through it like crazy.” And as a shop that focuses on cooking food that tastes like what Indian families would cook at home, the community really digs in. “We get a lot of community support, being a location that’s been here for 30 years.” mickicowan@gmail.com Twitter.com /mickicowan

Development Permit Board Meeting: November 19, 2012

The Development Permit Board and Advisory Panel will meet: Monday, November 19, 2012 at 3 pm, City Hall, 453 West 12th Avenue, First Floor, Town Hall Meeting Room to consider the following development permit application:

5515 Boundary Road: An application to construct three residential towers: mid-rise and two podiums of community amenities and commercial spaces. Please contact City Hall Security (1st floor) if your vehicle may be parked at City Hall for more than two hours. TO SPEAK ON THIS ITEM: 604-873-7469 or lorna.harvey@vancouver.ca

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THE VANCOUVER COURIER FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2012

Cohousing fair invites public to explore new ways of living AUTHOR/ARCHITECT CHARLES DURRETT TO SPEAK AT NOV. 19 EVENT buy a home in a city ranked, according to a recent study by Averbach Mortgages, as the world’s second most expensive housing market. While laneway housing, high-rise condo towers with subsidized social housing units and so-called “thin streets” have made headlines as possible solutions in recent months, some people think there is another alternative.

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t’s no secret that Vancouver is a tough place to afford a home. City council has gone so far as to create a special task force on housing affordability to come up with new ways for people with moderate incomes (between $21,500 and $86,500) to

Local members of the Canadian Cohousing Network are hosting an open house event Nov. 19 at Heritage Hall to attract interest in an entirely different way of keeping up with the neighbours. A cohousing community is not to be confused with a housing co-op or a commune. Instead, it is a way of living that differs from other domestic set-ups cur-

rently available to Vancouverites — one that appeals to people who want to own an apartment but not feel socially isolated in a city with a growing reputation for becoming a resort town for wealthy foreign owners. There are already a handful of existing cohousing communities in the Lower Mainland but none in Vancouver. The concept first began in

Denmark in the 1960s. “In a typical cohousing environment, everybody has their own private unit and in addition there is a common house, which is the area where you would share meals or have a guest bedroom or kids playroom,” explained Britta Jongkind, a former resident of both Windsong, a 34-townhouse cohousing complex in Lang-

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The organizers of this event are working to give the word “craft” the respect they say it deserves. Got Craft?, the city’s largest independent craft fair returns for its 12th year at the Croatian Cultural Centre Dec. 8 and 9, and promises to be bigger and better than ever. This year’s show also promises to be a foodie paradise, offering everything from gourmet honey and jams to cheese making kits. (I envision the Courier’s editorial team making cheese in photographer Dan Toulgoet’s studio.) The fair also offers free workshops and an opportunity to meet some of this city’s best artists and artisans. The 2012 holiday show features 80 artists who make everything from chocolate to cards to clothes, so shoppers can buy themselves a present or knock everything off their holiday shopping list with one stop. The first 50 people through the door each day will receive a swag bag with 20 to 25 items such as chocolate, earrings and handmade soap. But wait, there’s more. A handful of gift cards, valued between $25 and $75, will be randomly dropped into a few lucky bags each day. The sale runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Croatian Cultural Centre, located at 3250 Commercial Dr. Admission is $3 at the door and children 10 and under are free. For more information, visit gotcraft.com.

MAIN STREET The Friends of the SPCA are holding their annual Christmas Craft Sale Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Army, Navy and Airforce Veteran’s Club, 3917 Main St. Shop for hand-made crafts, baked

goods, preserves, gifts and Christmas items. All proceeds from this sale are donated to the SPCA Hospital Trust Fund. By the way, the members of the Friends of the SPCA have been donating their time and energy to this event for several decades.

KERRISDALE The Pumpkin Quilters are inviting everyone to their fifth annual show and sale of quilts and gift items. All proceeds go into purchasing supplies so the group can continue to make the quilts it donates each year. The group donates 500 quilts annually to a number of locations and organizations, including Children’s Hospital, the intensive care unit and cancer wards at St. Paul’s Hospital, and the Atira Women’s Resource Society. Join the quilters for a cup of tea and goodies, while checking out the handmade quilts on display. The show takes place Nov. 24 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion, 2177 West 42nd Ave. Admission and parking are free.

MARPOLE Everyone is invited to Marpole Place Neigbourhood House’s Holly Tea and Craft Fair, Saturday, Nov. 17 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Besides crafts, there is also entertainment by local talent. Marpole Place Neighbourhood House is located at 1305 West 70th Ave. at Hudson. Admission is free and lunch can be purchased at a cost between 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. For more information, call 604-266-5301 or visit marpoleplace.ca.

COMMERCIAL DRIVE Get a jump on your holiday shopping this weekend at the 29th annual Britannia Christmas Craft Fair, which takes place in the gym of Britannia secondary this weekend. The craft fair is open Friday from 3 to 8 p.m. and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, at 1001 Cottonwood Drive, just off Commercial Drive. sthomas@vancourier.com Twitter: @sthomas10

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for a moving meditation practice that would quiet her mind. “That was my ‘hallelujah moment,’” the 44-year-old said of her experience at 5Rhythms. Now up to 40 people aged 20 to 70 gather Sunday mornings in an airy studio at the Scotiabank Dance Centre to dance free from instruction. The two-hour session starts with slow music where participants in comfy clothes stretch, breath and “arrive,” and then gain momentum as the tempo of the music builds to a more frenetic pace then slows again. The session ends with an optional closing circle where dancers can share their observations. “It’s a little bit like the eye-gazing after the lovemaking, if you like,” Marda said with a laugh. “It’s a little bit of cognitive integration of what just happened… and then we often go for a big brunch afterward.” When she began her sessions, Marda says five to 10 per cent of the participants were men. That proportion has multiplied to 30 to 50 per cent. “Practices such as yoga, which has taken off in the last 15 years like nobody’s business, those kind of practices have taught us a lot about cultivating awareness,” she said. “There’s a really genuine call for people to experience a more heart-based reality… It’s more loving, it’s more friendly, it is more in moment, it’s more connected, there a lot of really beautiful things about it.” Dance Divine will give away three fiveclass passes Sunday to celebrate its anniversary. For more information about ecstatic dance events in Vancouver, see dancemovesvancouver.com. crossi@vancourier.com Twitter: @Cheryl_Rossi

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and sustainability programs and inclusive social and economic development. With the proposed removal of the Georgia Viaduct, Chan’s neighbourhood once again is faced with the possibility of increased traffic and another confrontation with city planners. Describe some of the measures you and your parents took to save the community from destruction? My dad chaired the founding meeting of SPOTA. At home we talked about how wrong it was for the government to do this to its low-income, non-English speaking citizens. We agreed that we had to make the fight a priority. We held many meetings in our family home to strategize who to involve and how to move forward. SPOTA lobbied city council and provincial and federal leaders to stop the urban renewal plan. In the end, all that was built was the Georgia Viaduct. Why was it so important to your parents? This was our last opportunity to stay in our homes in the area next to Chinatown. The area needed protecting from the city’s transportation plan, a freeway plan where five of six options had the north/south and east/west freeway connectors running through Chinatown. What are your thoughts on the proposed removal of the Georgia Viaduct? I would like to see the viaducts removed

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need and make the world a better place. I also read the World Book encyclopedia — cover to cover — from A to Z. The stories of the great people in history and mythology filled my imagination. I didn’t realize it then but the heroes of mythology and comic books represented what mythologist Joseph Campbell called “the hero’s journey” — the archetypal adventure that represents the life of every human being. When I reflect upon who has been my greatest inspiration — and who still sets my standards for morality and compassion, my mother comes first. She was literate, outgoing and kind. She was the most thoughtful person I have ever known. She not only considered the needs of her family but she would worry about every other person she knew. She was the most honest person I have ever met. If given extra change, she would walk a mile back to the grocery store. She would always do what she knew to be right. My mom taught me the importance of family. When she was nine years old, she and her siblings were orphaned. Continued on next page

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We invite you to attend the 2013 Bus Service Optimization Open House to learn more about the proposed changes and how you may be affected, ask questions and review alternative travel options available to you. For further information on route changes visit translink.ca/serviceop and for event details please contact Kate Grossman, TransLink Community Relations Coordinator, at Kate.grossman@translink.ca or 604.453.4660.

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health Celebrate Inspiration Day Continued from previous page With both parents gone, the children decided to work hard to keep the younger ones fed and clothed until they had all finished school. With better luck, my mom may have gone to university and become a teacher or a nurse. The courage and love shared by my mom and her siblings remain an inspiration. Without their shared efforts, the family would have been separated, and I would not know my cousins. My mom came to the hospital every day when I was 10 years old and hospitalized with rheumatoid arthritis. She’d bring me books and stay the whole day. She was the one to take me to all my doctor’s appointments and lab tests. She would lose sleep watching over me when I was feverish or in pain. My mother had faith in me when I did not. She believed I could do great things if I worked at it. She gave me freedom to discover my own talents and supported me in nurturing them. My mom inspires me still with the selfless, unconditional love she gave me. It remains her legacy to me, and I aspire to give that same love forward to my own children and to every other human being I can touch. Who inspires you, and how can each of us inspire others?

My mom “ inspires me still

with the selfless, unconditional love she gave me. It remains her legacy to me, and I aspire to give that same love forward...

On Saturday, Nov. 17, Century House in New Westminster will be celebrating Inspiration Day. Recharge your life with inspirational words, laughter, yoga and live comedy. A $5 ticket covers refreshments and door prizes. I’ll be presenting the keynote, “Be Inspired... And Inspire Others: Achieving Our Positive Potential.” For more information, contact Century House at (604) 519-1066. Dr. Davidicus Wong is a family physician and writer. His column appears regularly in this paper. You can read more about achieving your positive potential for health at davidicuswong.wordpress.com.


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Calendar of Events THEATRE ARTS CLUB

Box Office: 604.687.1644, www.artsclub. com. Alive on Three Stages: Stanley Industrial Alliance, Granville Island & Revue Stage. SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER by Oliver Goldsmith, Ongoing until Nov 18, Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage. SANTALAND DIARIES by David Sedaris, Nov 22 – Dec 22, Revue Stage. IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE by Philip Grecian, Nov 26 – Dec 29, Granville Island Stage. WHITE CHRISTMAS: THE MUSICAL based on Paramount Pictures film, Nov 29 – Dec 23, Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage.

604-689-0926, www.firehallartscentre.ca. KID GLOVES by Sally Stubbs, Ongoing – Dec 1. HOTEL BETHLEHEM, Production by Ruby Slippers Theatre, Dec 18 – 23.

GATEWAY THEATRE

6500 Gilbert Road,Richmond, Box Office: 604-270-1812, www. gatewaytheatre.com. SYLVIA by A.R. Gurney, Oct 11 – 27. FIDDLER ON THE ROOF based on book by Joseph Stein, Dec 12 – 31.

INSTANT THEATRE COMPANY

Box Office: 604.727.3286, www.instanttheatre.com. CONSERVATORY LIVE, student performances, currently to Dec 17, 7:30 pm at Havana Theatre, 1212 Commercial Dr.

METRO THEATRE

Box Office Information: 604-266-7191, www. 1895 Venables metrotheatre.com. LEND ME St., Box Office: DISNEY ON ICE. A TENOR – A COMEDY OF 604.251.1363, www. DARE TO DREAM OPERATIC PROPORTIONS NOV. 21-25. thecultch.com, DICKENS’ WOMEN – Production by Metro, Ongoing Production by Miriam Margolyes, – Dec 1. MOTHER GOOSE – THE Ongoing – Dec 1. THE NIGHT WE MISSED LATEST IN METRO’S LONG PANTO THE APOCALYPSE by James Cochrane and TRADITION by Johnny Duncan, opens Dec Nathaniel Moher, Vancity Culture Lab, Nov 21 14 - Jan 5. – 24. THE CHRISTMAS CAROL PROJECT by KAY MEEK CENTRE, Box Office: 604-981Brass Monkey Productions, Dec 16 – 18. DON 6335, www.kaymeekcentre.com, HANSEL AND JUAN by Blackbird Theatre, Dec 26 – Jan 26. GRETEL: WITH BELL CHOIR AND EURYTHMY, FIREHALL ARTS CENTRE by the Cascadia Society and VWS High School, 280 East Cordova Street, Box Office: Nov 29. A COTTAGE COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS

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by Mark DuMez and Nicolle Nattrass, runs Dec 13 – 15.

PACIFIC THEATRE

1440 West 12th Ave., Box Office: 604-731-5518, www.pacifictheatre.org. WITTENBERG by David Davalos, Mainstage, Ongoing – Nov 10. CHRISTMAS PRESENCE, a feast of music and stories, various locations, Dec 9 – 15.

PRESENTATION HOUSE THEATRE

Chesterfield Avenue, North Vancouver, Box Office: 604-990-3473, www.phtheatre.org. WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE, ongoing – Nov 18. ONE MAN IN HIS TIME starring

Antony Holland, Nov 24 and 25. A FEW OF MY FAVOURITE THINGS, a holiday sing-a-long concert, Dec 14 – 16.

SHADBOLT CENTRE

Deer Lake Park, Burnaby, Box Office: 604-2053000, www.shadboltcentre.com, THE LOST FINGERS, live band, Nov 16, 8 pm. CHUNKING dance performance by James Gnam and the plastic orchid factory, Nov 28, 8 pm. HOTEL BETHLEHEM, independent series by Drew McCreadie, Studio Theatre, Dec 12 – 15.

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Centre Stage STUDIO 58 LANGARA

Box Office: 604-684-2787, www.langara.bc.ca/ studio-58/current-season/index.html, THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher, Ongoing – Dec 2.

THEATRE AT UBC

Box Office: 604-822-2678, www.theatre.ubc. ca/season.shtml. DANCING AT LUGHNASA by Brian Friel, Frederic Wood Theatre, Ongoing – Dec 11.

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At Jericho Arts Centre: PRESENT LAUGHTER by Noël Coward, Ongoing – Dec 2. www. unitedplayers.com for ticket info.

THEATRE LA SEIZIEME

Visit us in January. Details: www. seizieme.ca.

THE NUTCRACKER: a traditional rendition of the classical masterpiece, Dec 19 – 23. www.gohballet.com for tickets.

FESTIVALS

presents BAD BOYS OF DANCE! Rasta Thomas’ troupe performs Nov 30 plus two shows Dec 1 at The Centre for Performing Arts. www. belsherentertainment.com/ bad-boys-of-dance/ for ticket info.

HOPSCOTCH FESTIVAL

The West Coast’s long-running scotch, whisky and beer festival. PNE Forum, East Hastings, Ongoing – Nov 18. Festival info: http://www hopscotchfestival.com/ vancouver.

VAN DUSEN BOTANICAL GARDEN’S FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS

CAROUSEL THAETRE PRESENTS THE WIZARD OF OZ. PHOTO: TIM MATHESON

A wide variety of children’s and adult entertainment and exhibits are presented. Go to www.scienceworld.ca for full info.

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East Hastings St. THE MAGIC OF SANTA: a theatrical holiday celebration for the whole family, Fri Dec 21 – Sun Dec 23. Call 604-2532311 or visit http://www.themagicofsanta.com for info on this event and more.

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Famous Canadian tenor Ben Heppner sings Benjamin Britten’s colourful Saint Nicolas cantata, which tells stories of the real saint in a festive work for choirs, orchestra and, of course, solo tenor. The companion piece for this joyous holiday concert is Vivaldi’s vivacious Gloria.

LEO, Production by Circle of Eleven, Dec 2 – 15. www.thecultch.com for all the show info.

Visit us in February, www. touchstonetheatre. com.

THE WIZARD OF OZ by L. Frank Baum, Waterfront Theatre on Granville Island, Dec 7 – Jan 6. For winter / spring shows, go to www. carouseltheatre.ca.

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8 pm Friday, December 7, 2012 | Orpheum Theatre (Downtown)

IN/VERSE is staged Nov. 22 –24 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, featuring Jacopo Godani, Nicolo Fonte and Emily Molnar. ROYAL WINNIPEG BALLET: THE NUTCRACKER with Galina Yordanova and Nina Menon, Dec 14 – 16, Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Go to www.balletbc. com for tickets.

KAROSHI by Shay Kuebler, Dec 6 – 8, part of the global dance connection series. www.thedancecentre. ca for tickets.

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Witness the winter light display at the garden on Oak St., Fri Dec 7 – Tue Jan 1. Call 604-8789274 for information or visit www.vancouver. ca/parks/vandusen.

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VANCOUVER SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

KIDS`KONCERTS – AL SIMMONS: FESTIVE FRIVOLITY Dec 9 at 2 pm, Orpheum Theatre, www. vancouversymphony.ca for more info.

SPOTLIGHT: THE VANCOUVER NORTH POLE EXPRESS is a magic

show on the train sitting in the VIA Station (1150 Station St.). The family can snuggle up, sip on a hot chocolate and watch Matthew Johnston create Christmas magic. All seats have a great view as he performs in the centre of the passenger car. Featuring a show every half hour Thursday eve and each weekend up to Christmas. www. VancouverNorthPoleExpress. com for more details and tickets.

OPERA

UBC OPERA

OPERA TEA ON THE STAGE by UBC Opera Ensemble, Nov. 25, 2 pm – UBC Old Auditorium; www.music.ubc.ca for tickets.

VANCOUVER OPERA

THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan – laugh out loud comedy and quick-witted cleverness, opens Dec 1 and continues Dec 2, 4, 6, 8 and 9; www. vancouveropera.ca for more details.

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PUNCH BROTHERS – New York City-based quintet, Nov 24, 8 pm, Chan Shun Concert Hall. www.chancentre.com for full line-up.

EARLY MUSIC VANCOUVER

THE GALILEO PROJECT: MUSIC OF THE SPHERES at Kay Meek Centre, Nov 23 at 8 pm, commemorates Galileo’s first telescope demonstration. THE TALLIS SCHOLARS’ CHRISTMAS CONCERT: featuring Osculetur me by Lassus, Dec 6, 8 pm. FESTIVE BACH CANTATAS FOR CHRISTMAS with voice and orchestra, matinee Sunday Dec 23 at 3 pm. www.earlymusic.bc.ca.

PACIFIC BAROQUE ORCHESTRA

Concert II: LUX/NOX – with PBO and musica intima. Programme of Advent music. Nov 17 at St.John’s Church in Shaughnessy, Nov 18 at St. Andrew’s United Church in North Van. www. pacificbaroque.com for more info.

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Coffee is served at 10.00 am, followed by ONE HOUR CONCERTS, Dec 12 – 14, at the Vancouver Academy of Music, 1270 Chestnut St. on Kits Point. See www.musicinthemorning. org.

VANCOUVER CHOPIN SOCIETY

Visit us in April; www.chopinsociety.org.

VANCOUVER RECITAL SOCIETY

STEPHEN HOUGH, piano, on Nov 25, 3 pm at Chan Centre for the Performing Arts. ANTHONY ROTH COSTANZO AND BRYAN WAGORN, countertenor and piano, Dec 5 at 8 pm, Chan Centre for the Performing Arts. www.vanrecital.com.

VANCOUVER ACADEMY OF MUSIC

BEETHOVEN CELEBRATION by VAMSO with guests, Nov 18, Smithe St. www. vancouveracademyofmusic.com for more info.

VANCOUVER SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

MUSIC OF THE MASTERS with Tania Miller and Elina Vahala playing Tchaikovsky, Mozart and Beethoven, Dec 1 at the Orpheum, Dec 3 at Bell Centre for the Performing Arts. SYMPHONIC SHOWCASE Mark Wigglesworth is conducting Shubert and Bruckner on Dec 8 and 10, 8 pm,

Orpheum Theatre. THE FOUR SEASONS with concertmaster Dale Barltrop at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, Dec 21 and 22 at 8 pm. www.vancouversymphony. ca for season concerts.

VETTA CHAMBER MUSIC

VETTA GOES BAROQUE is on Nov 16 at 8 pm, Bach and Hanburg repertoire. West Point Grey United Church: www.vettamusic.com for details.

GOH BALLET’S THE NUTCRACKER. PHOTO: DAVID COOPER.

CHORAL

CHOR LEONI MEN’S CHOIR

LUMINOU NIGHT featuring solstice choir traditions, St. Andrew’s-Wesley United Church, Dec 18 and 19, 7:30 pm, location: 1022 Nelson St. Check www.chorleoni.org for info.

ELEKTRA WOMEN’S CHOIR

CHEZ NOUS: CHRISTMAS WITH ELEKTRA with Van Django and Coastal Sound Youth Choir, Dec 1, 2 pm at Queens Avenue United Church and 7:30 pm at Ryerson United Church. Go to www. elektra.ca for more info.

MUSICA INTIMA

VANCOUVER CHAMBER CHOIR PRESENTS BEN HEPPNER, DEC. 7 AT THE ORPHEUM.

HOME FOR CHRISTMAS, a collection of festive melodies,

Dec 17 - 22 at various churches. Check back at musicaintima.org for info.

VANCOUVER BACH CHOIR

CHRISTMAS WITH THE BACH CHOIR, beloved Christmas carols and seasonal songs, Dec 2, 2 pm at the Orpheum, 601 Smithe St.; www. vancouverbachchoir.com for more.

VANCOUVER CHAMBER CHOIR

BRITTEN: SAINT NICOLAS with Ben Heppner, Dec 7, 8 pm at the Orpheum. A DYLAN THOMAS CHRISTMAS, a musical reading of “A Child’s Christmas in Wales,” Fri Dec 14 – Sun Dec 16 at Ryerson United Church. Shorter, family-friendly, version on Saturday. www. vancouverchamberchoir.com for more.

VANCOUVER WELSH MEN’S CHOIR

VWMC CHRISTMAS: performances in White Rock, Surrey, New West and various Vancouver locations, Nov 30 – Dec 14, 2 pm or 8 pm. www. vwmc.ca for more info.

GOOD NOISE VOCAL GOSPEL CHOIR

www.goodnoisevgc.com for tickets: GOSPEL FOR THE CITY - SING NOEL: GOSPEL TIDINGS OF COMFORT & JOY With special guest: St. Thomas More Chamber Choir, Johnson Lui – Director, Dec 14 & 15, at 7:30 pm, Christ Church Cathedral, Burrard & Georgia. A CHRISTMAS EVE GOSPEL MUSIC SERVICE featuring Good Noise - Dec 24, at 1 pm., Christ Church Cathedral.

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ST. ANDREW’S-WESLEY CHURCH, DOWNTOWN VANCOUVER Thursday, December 13, 7:30pm Friday, December 14, 4pm & 7:30pm Saturday, December 15, 4pm & 7:30pm Gordon Gerrard conductor Christopher Gaze host

UBC Opera Ensemble EnChor

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Centre Stage SPECIALS/OTHER VSO SPECIALS:

BARENAKED LADIES: Nov 30, 8 pm, Orpheum Theatre, CIRQUE DE LA SYMPHONIE: Nov 24 at 8 pm and Nov 25 at 2 pm, and A TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS Dec 13 – 22, various theatres. VSO POPS Broadway hits with Debbie Gravitte, Nov 16 – 17 at 8 pm, Orpheum Theatre. Ticket info. www.vancouversymphony.ca.

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL presents

AMALUNA, Concorde Pacific Place, Nov. 23 – Dec. 9. Tickets: www. cirquedusoleil.com.

RED ROBINSON SHOW THEATRE

Christmas Concerts 2012

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School Ch White Rock Fri. Nov 30, 7:30pm White Rock Baptist Church

New West Sun. Dec 2, 2:00pm with

Winter Harp

Massey Theatre

Vancouver Thur. Dec 6, 8:00pm Christ Church Cathedral

At Boulevard Casino, Coquitlam: www.blvdcasino.com. Upcoming performances include TRAILER PARK BOYS, Dec 1; ON THE AIR: A CHRISTMAS SPECIAL, Dec 2; and BURTON CUMMINGS, Dec 14.

RIVER ROCK SHOW THEATRE

BRENT BUTT is featured on Nov 23; ROSANNE LUI is in concert Nov 25; THE DOOBIE BROTHERS are on Dec 31, plus many more: www.riverrock.com for show info.

YUK YUK’S

2837 Cambie Street; go to www.yukyuks. com. LORI GIBBS, the “human antidepressant,” Nov 15 – 17; PETE ZEDLACHER, Dec 6 – 8; AARON BERG, Dec 20 – 22.

Vancouver Sat. Dec 8, 8:00pm

FINE ARTS

North Van

EASTSIDE CULTURE CRAWL

Shaughnessy Heights United Church

Fri. Dec 14, 8:00pm Centennial Theatre

Details: vwmc.ca/concerts or 604-878-1190

The 16th annual free three-day visual arts phenomenon, Nov. 16 - 18. For info on locations and artists visit: www. eastsideculturecrawl.com.

MOV – MUSEUM OF VANCOUVER

Inspiring audiences for 32 years

MEEK MAINSTAGE

1700 Mathers, West Vancouver

RASTA THOMAS’ BAD BOYS OF DANCE HEAT UP VANCOUVER NOV. 30-DEC. 1 AT THE CENTRE.

28 at 6:30 pm. LOVE YOU FOREVER: A TATTOO SPECTACLE, Dec 8, noon – 5 pm.

VANCOUVER ART GALLERY

750 Hornby St., www.vanartgallery. bc.ca. OFFSITE: DAMIAN MOPPETT; Now – April 1, HOPE AT DAWN: WATERCOLOURS BY EMILY CARR AND CHARLES JOHN COLLINGS; Now – May 26.

MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY AT UBC PLEASED TO MEET YOU: INTRODUCTIONS BY GWYN HANSSEN PIGOTT, to Mar 24, The O’Brian Gallery. HOLIDAY MARKET - A Winter Art Market at the Museum of Anthropology, Nov 19 - Dec 23.

HOLIDAY SPECIAL

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Enjoy students performing holiday favourites: The Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra presents Beethoven Celebration - a blockbuster evening of the composer’s great works - on Sunday, Nov.18 at 7:30pm at The Orpheum. Under the baton of Maestro Leslie Dala, the program includes Beethoven’s spectacular 9th Symphony (Choral), Triple Concerto, and Fidelio Overture, and features a dazzling array of special guests. Tickets are $10 Adults, $6 Students & Seniors at www.vam.ca. At the Chan Centre on Saturday, Dec. 1, 8:00 pm, enjoy The University Singers, Choral Union, and UBC Symphony Orchestra led by Dr. Graeme Langager, Conductor and Director of Choral Activities and Dr. Jonathan Girard, Conductor and Director of Orchestral Activities, present Mozart’s greatest choral work, the Mass

Magee Secondary’s music department is second to none. Here are some events taking place for Christmas concerts; go to http:// mageelions.ca/musicsociety/ for full information on tickets: Dec. 17 - A Little Night Music Orchestra Concert 7:30pm @ Magee. Chamber Choir Dec. 18 - Junior Christmas Concert 7pm @ Magee Theatre. Concert Choir, Grade 8 Band, Grade 9 Band, Evolution Choir, Junior Jazz Band, Chamber Choir Dec. 20 - Senior Christmas Concert 7pm @ Magee Theatre. Symphonic Band, String Orchestra, Senior Jazz Band, Chamber Choir, Wind Ensemble

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ROSE-COLOURED CLASS: While the ballroom was bathed in red roses, the dominant colour was green as $300,000 was raised at the 12th annual 65 Roses Gala. CBC’s Gloria Macarenko and yours truly emceed the dinner and dance to celebrate advancements made to cystic fibrosis, the most common and fatal genetic disease in Canada, primarily affecting the lungs and digestive system of children and young adults. Jacki Bevis welcomed 400 guests to Pan Pacific Hotel’s Crystal ballroom for the spectacular black-tie evening of philanthropy and fundraising.

GOURMET GATHERING: The region’s top chefs, foodies and oenophiles gathered for the 16th annual Cornucopia, Whistler’s premier food and wine festival. Thousands made their way to the Olympic resort for the biggest event on the Sea-to-Sky social calendar. The Crush Gala Tasting, Araxi’s Bubble + Oceans and Bearfoot Bistro’s Italian Wine Dinner were all winners. Fairmont Chateau Whistler was party central as the hotel presented High Rollers, the festival’s newest party. WOMEN FETED: As the YWCA Women of Distinction Awards enters its 30th year, alumnus from the past three decades gathered at the Westin Bayshore Hotel to celebrate the many years of fostering women’s leadership and development. CEO & president Janet Austin hosted the reunion, a tribute of the one thousand nominees the awards has feted and a toast to the upcoming edition to be held May 28, 2013.

A bevy of beauties, including Natasha Vickerd and Natasha Lazdins, entertained at the High Rollers romp in Whistler during the 16th annual Cornucopia.

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CBC’s Gloria Macarenko emceed the cystic fibrosis benefit in support of David Speert’s research efforts to find a cure for the fatal disease.

65 Roses Gala chair Jacki Bevis saw $300,000 generated at the dinner, auction and dance held at the Pan Pacific Hotel.

Scotiabank’s Bruce Arthurs and Nilusha Alibhai sponsored Diwali celebrations across the Lower Mainland.

Cynthia Roney kicked off YWCA Women of Distinction Awards 30th anniversary by welcoming alumnus including Vancouver food bank co-founder Joan Vincent.

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Local outfit THE ZOLAS follow up 2009’s Tic Toc Tic with another charming batch of rollicking pop songs and swagger-filled balladry called Ancient Mars. The band celebrates the release of its new album with a possibly sold-out all-ages show at the Rio Theatre, Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m. with guests The Belle Game. More info at riotheatre.ca. Critic and audience favourite at this year’s Vancouver International Film Festival, French avant-garde filmmaker Leos Carax’s surreal HOLY MOTORS gets a proper run at Vancity Theatre, opening Nov. 16. Entertainment Weekly calls the film a “crazy-beautiful reverie about movies, love, the love of movies, and the inevitability of human melancholy.” For show times and more info, go to viff.org.

Jonesing for your Mamet fix? Mitch and Murray Productions hears your wordy, subtext-loaded cries. David Mackay directs a cast of veteran Vancouver actors, including Kwesi Ameyaw, Craig Erickson, Aaron Craven and Marsha Regis, in this tension-filled production of David Mamet’s RACE. The explosive play revolves around two lawyers who find themselves defending a wealthy white executive charged with raping a black woman. Hint: This one’s not exactly date-friendly. RACE runs until Dec. 1 at Studio 16 (1555 West Seventh Ave.). Tickets at brownpapertickets.com or by calling 1-800-838-3006.

Velvety voiced host of CBC Radio One’s Q JIAN GHOMESHI has penned a memoir called 1982, an Iranian-Canadian coming of age story filled with New Wave fashions, music and suburban angst. And wouldn’t you know it, he’s in Vancouver for a sold-out reading event and sit-down conversation with CBC On The Coast host and occasional Ghomeshi fill-in Stephen Quinn. It all goes down Nov. 19, 7:30 p.m. at UBC’s Frederic Wood Theatre.


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getting crushed by the seat in front of us and the money we save could buy a bag of peanuts or token for the bathroom, which on Ryanair is a bucket next to the cigarette machine.

DUMB AND DUMBER Stanford University researcher Gerald Crabtree has confirmed what K&K has long suspected whenever we ride the perpetually overcrowded 99 B-line bus: humans are getting dumber. According to a set of papers published in the journal Trends in Genetics and reported on by the Globe and Mail, Crabtree suggests our intellectual and emotional abilities peaked two million years ago “when intelligence was critical for survival, and thus, under selective pressure, early humans evolved to have genes that maximized brain power.” Since then, human intellect, much like Pauly Shore’s acting career, has taken a nosedive because agriculture and urbanization has made us soft and dull. According to Crabtree: “If an average citizen from Athens of 1000 BC were to appear suddenly among us, he or she would be among the brightest and most intellectually alive of our colleagues and companions, with a good memory, a broad range of ideas and a clear-sighted view of important issues.” Sure, but would he be able to kick major butt on Call of Duty: Black Ops II or get 44 points for spelling BOOBS on Words with Friends? Doubtful. Huh…huh…huh… boobs. k&k@vancourier.com Twitter: @KudosKvetches

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Save-on-Meats owner Mark Brand is featured on The Big Decision. now turned into a regular client.” The show typically profiles small businesses desperately trying to stay solvent, and viewers often get to watch the hopes and dreams of business owners crushed by either Dickinson or co-host and fellow multi-millionaire Jim Treliving. “When you’re somebody’s last hope, it’s never just business,” Dickinson intones ominously in ads for the show. Braverman, however, claims her business is actually doing just fine and she was surprised by the do-or-die way the show is being promoted. Save-On-Meats owner Mark Brand, 37, echoed the sentiment, saying he was just as interested in spreading his philanthropic business model to other cities as he was in Dickinson’s dollars. While he and his wife Nicole run several successful restaurants in the Gastown area such as Boneta, the Diamond, and Sea Monstr Sushi, they also provide employment, free educational opportunities and material resources to countless residents of the perennially troubled Downtown Eastside. “The more people who can see what we do and the real guts of it the better,” said Brand, whose business was

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didn’t start off being a cheese expert. In fact, a year ago I knew virtually nothing about cheese other than it came in three types: orange, marbled and shredded. My daughter returned from a French exchange last October, and wouldn’t stop talking about cheese. Her mind had been opened to a new world. I had heard of cheese shops, of course, but I was happily ignorant. When my daughter demanded I take her cheese shopping — you know how teenagers are — I took my first steps into a real cheese shop. I was stunned. There were hundreds — hundreds! — of cheeses, and none of them were orange, marbled or shredded. You could, I mused to my daughter, eat a new cheese every day for 100 days and still not eat all of these cheeses. And so my journey into cheese began. For 100 consecutive days I ate and blogged about a different cheese. In this column, I’ll share with you some of my cheese journey. I can’t think of a better way to kick off this column than with cheddar — as Monty Python correctly asserted, it’s “the single most popular cheese in the world!” Cheddar is generally a cow’s milk cheese produced in many countries. As the word “cheddar” is not protected, anyone can call anything cheddar. You have to dig a little deeper to find the real cheddar cheese, but it’s worth it. Cheddar has been made in England for approximately 1,000 years. It’s a true heritage cheese and comes from the towns of Cheddar Gorge and Wookey Grove, which each have a number of cheddar caves in continuous use for a millennium. Real Cheddar is a cheese that has a special final stage done to it — it’s called… cheddaring! After making and heating the cheese curds, they are kneaded with salt, then cut into cubes and stacked to drain. This results in that creamy yet firm texture, which is also dry and somewhat moist. Cheddar can be eaten after three months or aged up to eight years. Traditional cheddar is wrapped in buttered cloth bandages, which keep the cheese clean while allowing it to breathe during

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The Notre Dame Jugglers got off on the wrong foot this season, but they’ve danced through to the AAA varsity football quarterfinals and play the No. 3 St. Thomas More Knights (5-1) at 8 p.m. Saturday at Thunderbird Stadium. Against Kelowna (42) in the first knockout round Nov. 10, the Jugglers won 21-16 by playing hard for a full four quarters and they’ll look to do more of the same against the Knights. “STM has good team speed and a no-quit blitzing defence,” said Jugglers coach Richard Scott. Submitted photo This season, it’s been Paulo Dube (No. 44). Notre Dame that hasn’t let up despite a three-game losing streak, 1-5 record and hard-luck losses along the way, including a 34-7 defeat to STM Sept. 21. Against the Knights on Saturday, Scott said the Jugglers will look to hold on to the ball and minimize fumbles. Paulo Dube could again be a factor for Notre Dame. “He was a big reason for a successful ground game [and the win over Kelowna],” said Scott. “We believe that we have the confidence to play at their tempo for the full game, which we did not do when we first met them in Week 4. If we cut out turnovers and effectively control the clock, we have a good chance.” — Megan Stewart

Cheung aTrojan workhorse MEGAN STEWART

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isa Cheung kept hitting the wall. Against the No. 1 West Side team in the senior girls volleyball city championships Nov. 8, Cheung couldn’t power her shots through the wall of six-foot blockers. So the David Thompson Trojans outside hitter made a small adjustment. She aimed her next shot inches to the left and drilled the ball down the line for the kill. With the point, she cracked a smile. David Thompson won the championship in four sets, largely because Cheung, always with an impish smile, found a way to win points. The Trojans compete at the Lower Mainland AAAA tournament this week and a top-four finish will put them through to provincials. In the first round of city playoffs against Winston Churchill, Cheung did it again. Against a taller blocker, the five-foot-six Trojan was repeatedly denied. So she changed her direct, powerful hit to a top-spinning roller that arched over the defender’s hands. The Trojans won. “She can be a really tricky player because she hits hard but she can also change it up,” said David Thompson head coach Nelson Yu. “She’s athletic, smart, quick and reads the game better than anyone I’ve seen in the city. She is a great all-around player, although she is a bit on the short side. A lot of people underestimate her but she makes up for that with all the other skills that she has in her arsenal.” Cheung has been named the David Thompson female athlete of the year every year since Grade 8. The Grade 12 student who is also a soccer goaltender and captain of the school basketball team shared the honour last year with her twin sister, Lily. On the court, the two have the advantage of not always having to speak aloud to communicate, said Cheung. “Me and Lily have, you could say, a twin telepathy. We have chemistry. She will look at me and I will know that she wants to run this or run that,” said Cheung, who was born in Vancouver after her parents immigrated from China. Her ability to win points is just one contribution she makes, said Yu. “Lisa is the type that won’t be afraid

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Lisa Cheung (No. 8) spikes the ball in a game against Point Grey Nov. 8. to try things,” he said. “Besides all her skill that she brings to the team, it’s her heart and competitiveness that she brings to the table as well. She’s very vocal and just her will to win brings her team up to another level. They see her go for every ball and she never quits until the game is over. She definitely leads by example and never takes a point off and I think that’s why her team respects her so much.” Respect is something she values because the Trojans have been on the short end of that stick. Cheung said the Trojans are habitually underestimated. At a tournament in the Fraser Valley, Cheung remembers surprising the

competition. “We were the only Asian team there and we were the shortest team there. You could hear the other teams laugh at us. We ended up winning first.” She says her Grade 7 volleyball coach at Kingsford Smith elementary taught her the power of a good attitude. “I remember my coach telling me, ‘Just smile and take everything in,’” she said, thanking all the volleyball coaches she’s had: Errol Joe, Paul An, Grant Dawson, Vernon Chin and Yu. “There’s no point looking mean — it’s about sportsmanship, right? I learned, anything happens, just smile.” mstewart@vancourier.com Twitter: @MHStewart

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he B.C. Angels host the Saskatoon Sirens Saturday in Abbotsford for Canada’s inaugural Lingerie Bowl. I was selected to the team in March after the first try-out for the Lingerie Football League expansion into Canada. I was there to write about the women who undress for sport and instead I became one of them — sort of. A reporter is typically on the sidelines, and as a B.C. Angel that’s literally where I ended up. At a football practice at Andy Livingston Park in May, I got cracked in the head and knocked to the ground. The symptoms were immediate, but only in hindsight did I clue in — I had a concussion. Our coaches rounded us up in a large circle and pitted two players against each other to spar over a ball in the middle. In a drill like this, speed and power are rewarded. If you’re quick, the ball is in your hands and you’re gone. Or if you’re strong and can haul your opponent to the ground, she can’t go anywhere even if she beat you to the ball. I was neither the fastest nor the strongest so I tried to be the craftiest... that didn’t work for me either. For months after the hit, my brain was still so witless and slow, I had to stop working, keep the lights shut off and stay away from books, television and the computer. I measured my recovery in weeks and then months. There was no instruction from our coaches, but the drill isn’t untried in contact sports: test the agility, guts and strategy of players then see how

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they stack up. (At best, it’s one way to establish rank. At worst, it’s how you injure players at practice.) When it was my turn, I thought defensively. I watched then reacted. What a mistake. I got beat and beat down to the ground. My opponent, five-footeight and broad, swung her hips at me and plowed her shoulder into the side of my head. It was a great hit. Did I mention not one of us was wearing a helmet? The modified hockey helmets came two months later. The hard-plastic shoulder pads the players eventually wore at practice were made for boys. After I was hit, my opponent grabbed the ball and from the turf I clawed at her heels as she ran away. I hauled my-

self up and closed my eyes against the hot, white haze that had rolled over the summer sun. I felt my heart at my temples, the corner of my brain where headaches still loiter. No coach checked in with me. No doctor ever followed up despite promises from my coach and the league. I saw my family doctor every two weeks and now see her monthly. In March I will get an MRI. The day after the hit we scrimmaged at Trillium Park for four hours. I grappled on the line — a defensive coach called it war, and it was — I even pulled someone’s hair to keep her from my quarterback and on offense I ran patterns as a tight end. My legs were shot and my head was underwater. Playing was one of the worst things I could have done for my bruised brain. I’ve stubbornly followed the B.C. Angels because I respect the women as athletes. A feminist scholar told me that lingerie football cannot be taken seriously as a sport as long as the silly, sexist and exploitative uniform is part of the game. The women don’t care. Many revel in the bra and bootyshorts. These are competitors who want so badly to play pro-am sports, they undress to do it. At games, I’m on the bench. I put on the revealing bottoms with the butthugging ruching, costume my face with eye black and show my un-tanned body and soft skull to the sidelines. I can’t play. mstewart@vancourier.com Twitter: @MHStewart

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attended Canada Mortgage and Housing’s 18th annual Housing Outlook Conference in Vancouver this week. My impression was that the presenters were optimistic about the housing market in B.C. The conference presenters are seasoned analysts who objectively interpret the numbers from the real estate boards and the Census, as well as their own surveys and other sources of data. Their analysis takes the hysteria out of the statistics that are so broadly interpreted and spun as to make them virtually useless to the average homebuyer or seller. Robyn Adamache, a senior market analyst with CMHC described the outlook as cautiously optimistic. The optimism springs from three important indicators of economic stability: low mortgage rates, improving employment numbers and increasing migration to B.C. from across Canada and abroad. With economic uncertainty a certainty these days, mortgage rates aren’t expected to change much this year, though CMHC does expect a small uptick in the latter half of 2013 as a result of higher employment and economic growth in 2013.

On the employment front, Vancouver has added more than 35,000 jobs this year and is expected to continue to grow at a rate of 2.9 per cent in 2012 and at about 2.2 per cent in 2013. Over the past 18 months most of the gain has been in full-time jobs. All good news for the local economy. Our population growth has tailed off from its recent high of 42,826 new immigrants in 2010. In 2011, immigration levels dropped to about 26,000 but those numbers are rebounding and slowly heading back to 2010 levels with about 34,000 new immigrants in 2012 and 40,000 expected in 2013. According to Citizenship and Immigration Canada, 17 per cent of new immigrants become homeowners within six months of arrival and more than half are homeowners within four years. The cautious part of the forecast is not based on the usual gloom and doom stuff such as Canadians’ reliance on credit or overpriced markets. CMHC posits that the biggest risks to our economy and the cause of our real estate market slowdown comes from concerns about inflation pressures out of the U.S. and a global economic slowdown. They expect consumer confidence to improve as those situations stabilize. Adamache sees us in a buyers’ market un-

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til mid-year when the housing supply has normalized. We currently have about nine months supply on the market. She expects that to hit between seven and eight per cent by mid 2013 as favourable conditions increase sales and draw down inventories moving us back into a balanced market. The “sales to new listings” ratio has recently started to move from buyers’ market levels back to balanced market levels as well. So if you’re planning to buy — this may be your opportunity. But don’t expect to find any super bargains. While the volume of sales is down 18.9 per cent year over year, housing prices only appear to have come down. Most of the downward trend in average prices in Vancouver is a result of a shift in the market from high end homes on the

West Side towards lower priced real estate in every area of the city. Simply put, a smaller percentage of buyers are buying big expensive houses and a larger percentage are buying lower priced houses, condos and townhouses. And that leads to lower average prices but not lower prices in each category. For instance, on the West Side, housing prices have gone up if you factor out the high end properties that are still skewing the year over year average prices. On the east side, a trend towards lower priced houses, condos and townhouses has had the same impact. CMHC sees a modest increase in housing prices going forward with half a per cent growth in each of the first two quarters and one per cent in the last two quarters of 2013. And prices are sticky, meaning that sellers aren’t in any hurry to drop prices for a quick sale. CMHC reported that in 2012, sellers who didn’t get offers that were close to their list prices, opted to take their properties off the market rather than sell at a discount. Be very cautious. And very optimistic! Deb Abbey is a real estate agent at Royal LePage City Centre in Vancouver. She is the author of two best-selling books on sustainable investment. You can contact Abbey through her website: www.abbeypartners.ca

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eloitte Real Estate’s recent Crane Survey highlights a trend in retail mall ownership: there are few opportunities to buy malls, leading prospective mall owners to either build new developments or to reinvest in existing assets. The report notes that a handful of groups own the

majority of large retail assets in Metro Vancouver. “Most of the larger shopping centres in Canada are owned by a select few groups, and they haven’t been sellers in recent years,” said Andrew Evans, who coauthored the report. “It’s not that there was a lull this year. That’s just the way the market is. The guys want to hold onto these trophy assets because they per-

form well.” Only two retail assets have sold with a price tag of $50 million or more in the past year. The Village at Thunderbird Centre was acquired by Sun Life for a reported $148 million, and the plaza at New Westminster Station was acquired by First Capital Realty for $100 million plus an earn-out of up to $20 million. Having few opportunities

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You will appreciate this sharp price and concrete construction of this two level two bedroom two bath two balcony two side by side parking home in super central location. Rare opportunity for unusual townhome style suite (not ground floor) in well maintained strata with easy access to downtown, Granville Island, Kits beach, shops, services, entertainment, schools, hospitals and major routes. Perfect for all ages and lifestyles this home will appeal to those looking for large rooms, outdoor space, comfort and convenience. Quiet, private, position in the complex steps to amenities. Approx 1000 sf inside. Asking $549,000 awaiting your offer!

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Polished Quartz Counters with undermount sinks in kitchen and all bathrooms Choice of 2 fabulous color schemes (just 3 weeks left before they’re set) Best location quietly located just 5 minutes away from new Evergreen Line Station Burquitlam (away from busy roads and noise) Low deposit until move-in Fall 2013

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THE COMMUNITY Radio Education Society will hold its AGM, Thursday, November 29th, 2012, noon - 2:00pm, 1720 Grant St, Vancouver.

Douglas Park

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Douglas Park Community Centre

801 W. 22nd Ave Vancouver Families welcome Dinner at 6 pm Child minding from 7pm

Announcements

NSNS Coin & Stamp Show

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HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR at KILLARNEY COMMUNITY CENTRE Sat, Nov. 17 10am-3pm NOW ACCEPTING VENDOR REGISTRATIONS! Tables for sale starting from only $17.50! For more info, please contact 604-718-8201. Admission to the event is FREE! 6260 Killarney Street (& 49th Ave.), Vancouver www.killarneycentre.ca

Coming Events

DYLAN THOMAS CIRCLE CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION The Dylan Thomas Circle of Vancouver is proud to present a dramatic reading of Dylan’s timeless Christmas story, A Child’s Christmas in Wales. Celtic music by Tim Readman. Christmas delicacies, mulled wine, Christmas carols & general good cheer will be on tap. Dec. 8, 6:30 pm, Red Dragon Pub (basement of Cambrian Hall, 17th and Main). TICKETS $40 Call: (604) 291-7830 email: dlaloge@shaw.ca

Announcements

“Hope for the Holidays” The holiday season can sometimes be very lonely, one way to help limit the loneliness is to get together with family, friends and your community. We have planned a Holiday Memorial Gathering to be held here at:

Glenhaven Memorial Chapel

1835 East Hastings, Vancouver Sunday, December 2nd, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. At this time we will gather to remember our friends and family from the past, bring hope to your family, friends and members of our communities who may be going through difficult times with illness or loneliness.

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BROCK HOUSE SOCIETY CHRISTMAS FAIR Saturday, November 24 10:00 am - 3:00 pm Gifts & games, crafts, books, jewellery, fashion accessories home baking, woodworks, holly, raffle.

We want to meet with people interested in GENERAL WAREHOUSE, pick/pack and shipping & receiving positions. Temp and Full-time positions available. Experience not necessary but great attitude and reliability is – we will train. The Placement Group is doing on-site recruitment for one of our favourite clients who is growing like crazy and they need people yesterday. In preparation for your interview please bring your resume, I.D., the names & contact information of 2 professional references to: 120 - 13480 Crestwood Place, Richmond, BC

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Lost & Found

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Drivers

DRIVERS WANTED AZ, DZ, 3 or 1 Terrific career opportunity with outstanding growth potential to learn how to locate rail defects using non-destructive testing. Plus extensive paid travel, meal allowance, 4 weeks vacation and benefits pkg. Skills Needed Ability to travel 3 months at a time, valid license, High School Diploma or GED. Apply online at www.sperryrail.com under careers. Click here to apply, keyword: Driver. DO NOT FILL IN CITY OR STATE. EOE

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CARPENTER’S HELPERS required immediately in Vancouver. Call Alan at 778-865-4107. F/T DRYWALL Helpers - required immediately by paint company in Vancouver. Call Alan at 778-865-4107. Editing & Research Co. req’s occassional help, trouble shooting the following equipment: Macbook, Kobo EReader, IPAD, Cannon Printer/Scanner, PC, VCR. Student with several languages preferred. 604-569-1662, 604-723-4768, ask for Rick, email 2bricdemian@gmail.com F/T PIZZAIOLO req’d for Nicli Antica Pizzeria in Vanc. $14/hr. Must have sev. yrs of exp. E-res: chef@nicli-antica-pizzeria.ca

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Hydro Plant Supervisor

A Canadian leader in renewable energy, Innergex develops, owns and manages sites in North America, namely run-of-river hydroelectric plants, wind energy projects and solar projects. The company has more than 115 employees and holds a portfolio of assets valued at nearly two billion dollars. The corporate culture promotes teamwork, while respecting each employee’s individual competencies and aspirations. We are currently looking for a Hydro Plant Supervisor dedicated to our run-of-river hydroelectric power plants in the Sea to Sky corridor: Fitzsimmons, Miller, and Rutherford Creeks. Our Western office is located in downtown Vancouver and our head office is located near Montreal. Role and Responsibilities Reporting to the Operations Manager, the Hydro Plant Supervisor will work together with the current Hydro Plant Supervisor and a small team of Plant Operators and will be accountable for the following primary duties: • Operate the hydroelectric power plants by way of scheduling, conducting, and documenting all regular monitoring and maintenance; • Carry out all necessary actions for the investigation and resolution of alarms generated by the hydroelectric power plants in order to minimize downtime (availability 24 hours a day when on duty); • Optimize the output and production of the hydroelectric power plants; • Perform routine maintenance and repairs for the power plants, the buildings, the grounds and the equipment; • Perform and or assist any specialized contractors needed to perform major maintenance and repairs for the power plants; • Adhere to the Occupational Health and Safety requirements of Innergex. Training and Experience • Experience as a maintenance electrician, millwright or industrial mechanic; • Experience with hydro plant operations, PLC’s, communications infrastructure, high-voltage transmission lines (a definite asset); • Must be a “hands-on”, self-starter; • Have good interpersonal and communication skills (written, verbal, and computer); • Possess a BC driver’s license in good standing as well as a general appreciation for outdoors; experience with 4-wheel drives and snowmobiles is required • Innergex provides formal and in-house training, as required. E-mail to hr@innergex.com Visit our web site at www.innergex.com for more details

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PET GROOMER Richmond, part time or full time, need exp. $14/hr & up. Please call 604-273-6553

TRUTH IN ''EMPLOYMENT'' ADVERTISING Glacier Media Group makes every effort to ensure you are responding to a reputable and legitimate job opportunity. If you suspect that an ad to which you have responded is misleading, here are some hints to remember. Legitimate employers do not ask for money as part of the application process; do not send money; do not give any credit card information; or call a 900 number in order to respond to an employment ad. Job opportunity ads are salary based and do not require an investment. If you have responded to an ad which you believe to be misleading please call the Better Business Bureau at 604-682-2711, Monday to Friday, 9am - 3pm or email inquiries@bbbvan.org and they will investigate.

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Hotel Restaurant

COOK $12/hr. 40hrs/w. Prepare & cook Donburi & other Japanese dishes in a fast paced environment. 1year exp & knowledge of Japanese dishes req’d. Kita no Donburi, 423 Seymour St. Vancouver, BC V5W 1J3 kitanodonburi@yahoo.com

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

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GLAZIER with experience in commercial systems wanted for small shop. 604-638-0810 or Email to b3glass@hotmail.com

RICHMOND CABINET SHOP has Full Time positions for Cabinet Installer & Cabinet Assembler min 2 yrs exp and Spray Painter /Finisher min 2 yrs exp. Good wages.

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KIFF HOLLAND original 8.5x12.5, $995. John Horton 12x16 oil, ‘Fishing Boats at Sunset’ $1295. Luke Raffin ‘Wood Duck Egg Tempera/Gouache’ framed approx 32x36, price upon request. 604-908-3825 LADIES SWISS 18K watch/ braclet, art deco, appraised $6000 sell $2450. 604-908-3825

ROYAL Doulton Daisie Bunnykins Figure 1972 Lions Gate Hospital Thrift Shop 128 West 15th Street, North Vancouver Call: (604) 987-5938

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

Looking for something truly unique & original? Purchased overseas, solid teak, intricately hand carved, extensively detailed 5pc living rm showcase ste, suitable for rustic resort or spac. home. $12,000 or highest offer. Consider part trade for newer vehicle w/low km’s. 778-241-5477

OCEAN VIEW Cemetery Plot Burial plot in Calvary 6 section of Ocean View Cemetery. Plot will hold 1 casket plus 1 urn or 2 urns. $8900. Call: (604) 557-0506

FOREST LAWN SideXside plots, WHISPERING PINE, LOT #114, GRAVES #7 & 8. $30,000 or best offer. Call: 604-298-0459 OCEANVIEW, Single unused inground cremation plot in Evergreen Gardens. $3000. 604-737-0297

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SULTANA Raisins $1.25/lb comofoods.com imports the best raisins and process to get a fresh and ready to use for bakers r_sarband@hotmail.com

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Old Books Wanted also: Photos Postcards, Letters, Paintings. (no text books/encyclopedia) I pay cash. 604-737-0530 VINYL RECORDS WANTED, DJ is looking to buy 60’s-80’s LP, 12'/ 7', will pick up 604-724-6545

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CORNER COMPUTER desk, metal with glass surface, 2 matching bookcases, 4 & 6 shelf and matching file cart. From Inspiration. Exc cond. $400/all. Please call 604-868-5058

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3508 BENGAL KITTENS, vet ✔ 1st shots dewormed, sweet natured, $460. 1-604-814-1235

Musical Instruments

PIANO, YAMAHA upright, solid maple, great value, with bench $1500 obo. Call 604-564-7120

REGISTERED Himalayan cats/ kittens show breeder pet health guarantee to buyers seek quality Call: (604) 939-1231

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ANTIQUE PINE dresser and mirror $150/ea. Upholstered rocking chair $90. All obo. 604-564-7120

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TOP KNOT FIREWOOD est 1981 Dry Alder, Birch & Maple. Pick up or delivered. Rod 604-985-7193

Furniture

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

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CKC CHOCOLATE lab 2 puppies ready Nov 3rd. Exc pets. 1st shots included, $1000. 604-454-8643 BLUE GOTTI pits ready to go in 2½ wks. 1 brindle female, 3 blue males. $1000. 604-819-3347

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Fairs/Bazaars

OAKRIDGE UNITED CHURCH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS FAIR 305 41st Ave W Sat Nov 24th 9am - 2pm Handmade gift, jewelry candy and much more. Enjoy a delicious lunch!

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Christmas Bazaar

November 16 & 17 10 am - 3 pm Baking, Gifts, Raffle, Cappuccino & More… Villa Carital 3050 Penticton St. Van

HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR Sat. Dec. 1st 10am - 4pm

Kensington Community Centre 5175 Dumfries St. Vancouver (Near 33rd & Knight St) 604-718-6201 Handcrafted Items! Door Prizes & Food! Free Admission and Free Parking!

Deck the Hall Craft Fair

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SATURDAY & SUNDAY SUNDAY SATURDAY & 10AM-4PM 10AM–4PM NOV & 18 19,• DEC & 23 NOV. 18 17 & DEC. 21 & •• 101 EW CRAFTERS 103 N CRAFTERS EAND ACH D AY! ARTISANS •• CCONCESSION ONCESSION •• CFREE HILDCARE CHILD CARE PRIZES •• DDOOR OOR PRIZES

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Heritage Hall

3102 Main St at 15th Ave $2 admission, kids FREE

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FALL FAIR ... FUN for all! Dunbar Heights United Church 3525 West 24th Ave

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Sat. Nov 24th 10am - 2pm

Crafts, Baking, Silent Auction, Kids Corner, Mini Concerts & Refreshments.

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Music/Theatre/ Dance

IN HOME OR STUDIO LESSONS Piano, Theory & other instruments. Allegro Music School 604-327-7765

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EXP ENGLISH Tutor for essay writing, reading, prov exams, university prep. John 604-522-0455 ★ Computer Lessons ★ For Beginners & Revision Email, Internet, Digital Photo $30/hour OR $199 for 8 hrs ★ Call Sol 604-266-2414 ★

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Psychiatric Nursing (online): Learn at home through guided online learning combined with local clinical placements and some local classroom delivery. This 23 month program is accredited by the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of BC (CRPNBC). Entry-level earnings start at $30.79/hour to $40.42/hour. Special Education Assistant (online): Learn at home through guided online learning combined with

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Fairs/Bazaars

Saturday, Dec. 1 • 12:00-3:30pm Bring the kids and grandparents to St. Philip's traditional Christmas Fayre for baking, preserves, Christmas cakes, handcrafts, silent auction and gifts for all budgets. Enjoy Afternoon Tea with homemade cakes.

Garage Sale

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4035 4 P/BRED European, German Shepherd puppies, CKC+shots Classic colors/lrg parents. from $1000. 604-538-4883

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#1 JANITORIAL FRANCHISE Customers, (Office Cleaning), Training and support. Financing. www.coverallbc.com 604-434-7744

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GERMAN SHORT haired Pointer pups born Sept 1/12 Excellent hunting & family dog, shots $750 ea 604-824-7917 RAT TERRIER, choc/tan, spay, AKC Reg, micro, shots, trained, looks like MinPin, moneyback guar, $1275. 604 941-2494

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5060

Legal Services

REMOVE YOUR Criminal Record 100,000+ have used our services since 1989. BBB A+ rating. US Waiver allows you to travel to the US, or apply for a Record Suspension (Pardon) professional & affordable. Call 1-8-NOW PARDON (1-866-972-7366) www.RemoveYourRecord.com

5075

Mortgages

SAVE A LIFE. Wonderful rescue dogs from Foreclosed Upon Pets. Spay/neutered, regular vaccinations & rabies, microchipped. $449 adoption fee, avail at your local Petcetera stores.

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3520

Commercial Mortgages Private Funding Available Mortgage Broker Specialist Martinique Walker, AMP Verico Assent Mortgage Corp Call for details: 604-984-9159

7005

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-06

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6007

Chilliwack

Body Work

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

6008-08

Coquitlam

$6K BELOW assessment 850sf 2br 2ba top fl condo Westwood Plateau $279,900 604-968-4717 see uSELLaHOME.com id5633

FOR SALE AUTOMOTIVE Repair Shop

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Serious Inquiries only Call OWNER 604-612-5536 for further information.

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

6008-10

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6008

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-02

Richmond

6008

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-34

9916 Lougheed Hwy., Bby. 604-421-5161 #104/204, 8364 Young Rd., Chilliwack 604-795-2230 NOW HIRING

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

6008-04

Burnaby

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

6008-12

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6008-30

Surrey

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

Langley/ Aldergrove

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

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

RENO’D 770SF 1 BR 2nd fl with new appls insuite laundry, pets kids ok $171,500 604-530-6247 see uSELLaHOME.com id5584 WALNUT GROVE quiet 1311sf 3br 1.5ba with private back yard reduced-$293,000 778-892-5993 see uSELLaHOME.com id5539

6008-14

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

Chilliwack

HARRISON HOT SPRINGS Penthouse, 1400sf, 2bdrm, 2 decks, new appl, $239,900. Call 604-768-8879

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

6008-36

Vancouver West Side

6008-40

W.End/Down/ Yaletown

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

6008-26

Port Moody

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

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

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

NEWTON 723SF 1br ground level w/private entry, insuite laundry $139,900 604-984-8891 see uSELLaHOME.com id5546 HUGE 2650SF 4br 3.5ba 2 yr old 3 level tnhse, double sxs garage rec room $649,500 604-560-4109 see uSELLaHOME.com id5555

NEWTON HUGE 2017sf 3 or 4 br 2.5ba tnhouse w/double sxs garage $393,000 778-218-0389 see uSELLaHOME.com id5320 PARTIAL OCEAN view, 920sf 2br+den 2ba quiet condo, kids, pets ok. $310,000 778-294-2275 see uSELLaHOME.com id5575

IMMACULATE 2446SF 4br 4ba t/h. Incredible view, huge master br $404,900, 604-466-3175 see uSELLaHOME.com id5226

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

5 BDRM/ 3 BATH HOUSE Steveston Westwind & Homer & McMath schools, Dbl glzd, deck! $795,000 Call: (604) 762-6921

S. Surrey/ White Rock

NEWTON UPDATED 1007sf 2br ground lvl, private entry, insuite laundry, $196,900 604-592-2991 see uSELLaHOME.com id5598

New Westminster

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

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

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

Maple Ridge/ Pitt Mead.

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

6008-06

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 November 17th 1:30-4pm

'FIXER UPPER in MARPOLE. 2 bdrm 857sf $340K, park view. 201-1414 73rd. Pat Ginn SuttonWestCoast 604 220-9188 CLOVERDALE UPDATED 696sf 1br condo, rents for $650 insuite laundry $103,900 604-341-9257 see uSELLaHOME.com id5500

For Sale by Owner

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

6008-42

6008-18

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

6015

Vancouver East Side

WINDSOR WOODS 2 bdrm, 2 bath $315,000 Call 604-943-4851

Abbotsford

LOTUS RELAXATION

7015

6008-28

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

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6008

BUSINESSES FOR SALE

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

Horses

FREE - AQHA Broodmare 20 20 years old. Easy to breed and get in foal...has at least 3 more foals in her future. Call: (604) 856-5383

6008

Metaphysical

ALL SMALL BREED PUPS Local and non-shedding. 604-590-3727 or 604-514-3474 www.puppiesfishcritters.com

BERNESE MTN dog puppies family raised, vet checked, 1st shots, $1000. (604) 940-2218

Real Estate Services

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Avital Professional Services, est. 1995, provides nursing & home care for seniors living independently at home 604-451-3364

TRUE PSYCHICS 4 Answers CALL NOW 24/7 Toll FREE 1-877-342-3032 Mobile: #4886 www.truepsychics.ca

AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD (Aussies) puppies. Merles & Tri’s. Little bundles of love & devotion. Vet ✔ & shots. 778-549-4037

REAL ESTATE

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

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

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

6008-48

Out of Province

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

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6015

NICE FAMILY HOME South facing 3861 sq ft custom home (6028 sq ft lot) in Fleetwood/Tynehead, Surrey... 6 bedrooms, den/study, 3 1/2 bathrooms, maple kitchen. Large master bedroom has a BIG walkin closet, and beautiful mountain views. Neutral colours, bright and light throughout. Sweeping, double sided staircase. In-house vacuum system. In-law suite downstairs has 2 bedrooms, maple kitchen, laundry, separate entry and a large games/media room. Landscaped garden, private back yard, covered patio, hot tub, cedar deck. Primary school is a 3 minute walk, Surrey Sports & Leisure Complex (ice rink & pool) is a 2 min drive. 16939 - 84 Ave, Surrey. REDUCED to $679,800 Call 778-227-6253

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

For Sale by Owner

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

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


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REAL ESTATE For Sale by Owner

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6020

Houses - Sale

6020-02 2BDRM/2BTH, $274,900 38 19797-64 Ave, LANGLEY Superb location updated upper end unit townhome w/vinylplank flr, bths, appls, paint, new roof. 2 sundecks, s/s+intrcm, garage. 604-533-6652 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

6020

Houses - Sale

6020-01

Real Estate

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Abbotsford

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

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6020-06

Chilliwack

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

Houses - Sale

6020-12

Ladner/ South Delta

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

Langley/ Aldergrove

6020

Houses - Sale

6020-24

North Delta

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

6020

Houses - Sale

6020-34

Surrey

6020

Houses - Sale

6020-34

Surrey

132ST, 92AVE 2140sf 5br 2ba w/bsmt suite, huge 7200sf lot, updates, $529K 778-320-7506 see uSELLaHOME.com id5568

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

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

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

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

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

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

6020-04

Burnaby

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

6020-08 BURNABY South; CORNER 8810sq ft lot 3 BR 1200sf home. $999,000. No agents. 604-439-7554

6020-06

Chilliwack

AGASSIZ NEW 2350sf 3br 2.5 Bath, high end finishing, huge master $369,900 604-729-0186 see uSELLaHOME.com id5603

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

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

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

Coquitlam

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

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

FORT LANGLEY 2300sf 5br w/suite above 3 additional rental units $985K 604-882-6788 see uSELLaHOME.com id5533

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

6020-22

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Tim Stephens' Astral Reflections Aries March 21 - April 19: You change focus midweek, from curiosity to understanding, from secrets and research to “knowing.” Your philosophical, compassionate, “we are one” side lifts you to new heights of understanding, new gentle regions of insight. A love affair might lie on the near-term horizon. Travel, education, law or media are strongly favoured late week into late December – these pursuits might lead you to a new affair. Sunday/Monday are hopeful, friendly – you’re happy. Retreat, rest and contemplate midweek. Your energy and charisma soar Thursday eve onward. Start NOTHING new this week. Taurus April 20-May 20: Midweek’s the pivot: on Wednesday you slowly turn from surface relationships to deep, committed ones, or to a split. It’s an all-ornothing time. Luck occurs if you view “secondary results,” follow clues, and patch together events/ options. This applies especially in areas of intimacy, sexual desire, finances and partnership money, health diagnoses, research and lifestyle change. E.g., an investment might not be obvious, but if you look at what you already possess, or the industry that signs your paycheque, you find a good investment. Wishes come true midweek. Start NOTHING new. Gemini May 21-June 20: One last week of delay, potential mistakes and wrong directions or false starts. Start nothing new before Nov. 26. The focus of your days changes midweek, from a past month of work, boredom, and health concerns, to the weeks ahead, which hold new horizons, opportunities, exciting meetings and new faces, relocation potentials, negotiations, contracts, dealings with the public, and “fame.” Sunday/Monday are wise, loving, intellectual. Be ambitious, dutiful Tuesday/Wednesday – you are starting to sense your “new career.” Wish fulfillment, popularity, flirtations late week.

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Cancer June 21-July 22: A month of pleasure, beauty, charming children and romance comes to an end midweek (Tuesday to Thursday) – a gentle end, filled with understanding – and a deeper or higher love. Wednesday begins a month of work, duties, dependents’ care, health and nutrition factors. But DO NOT start any new projects/tasks, relationships or ventures before Nov. 26. Mysteries, clues, research – and financial or sexual consequences – arise Sunday/Monday. Be wary of making a commitment. Thursday night to Saturday piques your ambition and brings situations of status, prestige. Careful Friday. Leo July 23-Aug. 22: Start no new projects nor relationships before Nov. 26. A month of domestic, realty,security,retirement,foundational and nutritional concerns yields, Wednesday, to a month of romance, pleasure, beauty, expansion, self-expression, speculation and venturesome risk. Take those risks – you’ll be on a four-week winning streak. (But read the first sentence again.) Sunday/Monday brings relationships, co-operation or challenge (luckiest Sunday eve/night). Midweek cracks open the door to mystery – and golden answers. Wisdom, gentle love, far travel and education arrive late week. Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: A busy month ends Wednesday, and a slow, restorative, relaxing, domestic month begins. However, start nothing new before Nov. 26. This week might disrupt your investments or bank account (Thursday/Friday) – there is both an opportunity (before 7:30 p.m. Thursday) and a danger here (7:30 p.m. to Friday morning). Tackle chores Sunday/Monday – success and frustrations mingle. Relationships face you Tuesday to Thursday – this interval is almost wholly good, even magical, but deception or miscalculation is possible where home, family or residence enters. Finances, sex late week.

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

6020-26

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

6020-30

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

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

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

GREEN TIMBERS beautifully updated 3100sf 5br 3.5ba, suite 8400sf lot $575K 604-340-1551 see uSELLaHOME.com id5631

Port Moody

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

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

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: A month of money matters and sensual attractions ends Wednesday. The new month will feature paperwork, reports, errands, media and mail projects, travel, casual friends and siblings. There are no huge stakes – so be busy but relaxed. An opportunity can arise to travel afar, be published, teach or attend higher learning, win a lawsuit, or fall in love, even wed. But listen. Libra: start NOTHING before Nov. 26. Until then, till the field of the past. Sunday/Monday are romantic, accent pleasure. Midweek brings chores. Relationships, new horizons intrigue late week – be careful. Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Your energy remains high, but the accent shifts now from your personal concerns to your money and possessions. In the weeks ahead, chase new clients, seek a pay raise, buy/sell, and pursue, if you dare, a sensual person. (Daring will be the least requirement early: this is a friendly, polite, easy link. The daring part is being sure enough about your future and your desires to commit to this easy, but perhaps mild, bond.) DON’T start anything new before Nov. 26. Early week is for home. Tuesday-Thursday is romantic, creative. Work, health late week – caution Friday morn. Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Start nothing new before Nov. 26. Wednesday ends a month of weariness, health concerns, weighty chores and low charisma. The weeks ahead feature high energy, clout, magnetism and effectiveness. Call in markers, seek favours, start significant projects (NOT before the 26th). Launch yourself toward a person, partnership, faraway place, fame, public dealings, negotiations, contracts and agreements. Your luck and progress will come through another (others generally) so be charming, eager and opportunistic. If someone gives you an opening, seize it. Love, beauty Friday.

GUILDFORD MAGNIFICENT 4952sf 10br 6.5ba back on creek, main floor master br, $765K 604-581-5541 see: uSELLaHOME.com id5506

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Nov. 18 - 24, 2012 Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: A celebratory air fades midweek, as a month of duty, management demands, health concerns and weariness, begins. In the weeks ahead, be charitable, seek a broader spirituality, and co-operate with government, institutions and large corporations. However, don’t start anything, especially in these areas, before Nov. 26. Chase money Sunday/Monday. Details, paperwork, errands, trips, communications and casual meetings fill midweek. Spiritual, governmental matters worry, but social/love urges inspire you. Domestic concerns need caution Thursday late night, confidence Friday. Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Pressures ease. A month of ambition and tests yields to a month (starting Wednesday) of friends, popularity, light romance (which can turn deeper) entertainment and optimism. Don’t start anything new (including relationships) before Nov. 26.Your energy and charisma soar Sunday/ Monday (better after 2 p.m. Sunday) – get things done. Chase money, protect possessions midweek. You might be confused about a money matter: success lies in rethinking it from a career perspective (or a boss’s, parent’s). Talk, travel, driving fill Thursday eve to Saturday: take care Friday morning. Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: A thoughtful month passes Wednesday, and a new one, of pressure and deadlines, ambition and career, reputation and authority, will begin. You’ll be tested, and your reactions noted. This week, hold to the status quo – start nothing before Nov. 26. (Your thinking’s too fuzzy – though loving – until then.) Rest, lie low and contemplate Sunday/ Monday. Your energy and charisma soar TuesdayThursday. Chase money Thursday eve and Friday after mid-morn – be careful in-between. From midweek into mid-December, travel, law, higher education and cultural venues favour you, bring joy. timstephens@shaw.ca


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Lots & Acreage

6050

Out Of Town Property

Real Estate Investment

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

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

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

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

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Tsawwas.

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

6020-38

Vancouver East Side

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Industrial/ Commercial

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8075

8055

Cleaning

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Apt/Condos

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6508

Apt/Condos

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Fencing/Gates

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Flooring/ Refinishing

8105

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Office/Retail Rent

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6570

Out Of Town

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Shared Accommodation

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6602

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8073

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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

Mobile Homes

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8030

Carpentry

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6035

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

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

LANGLEY BUILD your dream home, secluded 5 ac view ppty, well inst $630,000 604-825-3966 see uSELLaHOME.com id4513

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Recreation Property

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

Robert & Nancy Chaney, (for sale by owners)

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

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

6065

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8015

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Suites/Partial Houses

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6605

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

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

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

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

2007 Ford Mustang GT Convertible fully loaded, automatic, 140,000km, local. $17,000. (604) 721-8411. 1989 JAGUAR XJS coupe, V12 159 K, pristine cond $7,500 obo. Priv sale, call Bob 604-986-8516

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

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

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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

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

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

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

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

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

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

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

2010 TRIUMPH American Motorcycle, 900 cc, never driven, $8500 obo. 604-533-4962 morn/ eve

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2002 ACURA MDX AWD; 7 Pass! local, 1 Owner; every option; 1-yr warranty; $13,888. leather; Tow package; roof rails/rack; V6, only 130km! Spotless, No Accidents Auto Depot, 1397 Welch NVan, 604-727-3111

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

Scrap Car Removal

List It. Sell It. Guaranteed. Craig Can’t Do That.

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

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

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

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

2006 Ford F150 XL, 4X4, 5.4L, extended cab, seats 6, long box, canopy, A/C, 107K. $12,950. must sell! (604) 773-4235. 2006 JEEP Commander, drk blue ltd edt, 90000km fully loaded, 18in alloy rims + more, mint cond $18500 778-839-9762 778-859-9937

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

2002 Nissan Pathfinder 172,000 kms, Chilkoot Edition, power everything, A/C, $6,500 Call: (604) 591-7526 2007 GMC Yukon Denali, $34,888 61K, 6 sp/auto, AWD, EH371775, Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

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Luxury Cars

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

2005 HONDA CR-V LX $14,888, 159K, EH07986 Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

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

THE SCRAPPER

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

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

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

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

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

SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL

1990 DODGE Shadow, blue, 2 dr h/b, 87,000km, well maint, 5sp, 1 owner, $950obo 604-261-5488

LADFV XDEWS\SDEA HCCQM

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

NO WHEELS, NO PROBLEM

Smarter Buyer. Better Car.

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

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

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

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

2009 ACURA RDX Tech Pkg74K, $26,888, EH01133, auto/5 speed, fully loaded Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

2004 FORD F350, Diesel, pristine cond Stk# AB10252A. $15,995. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331 2012 LEXUS RX350, V6, full loaded, 6/mo, no accidents, navi, rear camera, top model, 6 yr wrty, $52,800, obo, 604-925-3111

One low price includes one newspaper ad in 3 markets + one online ad on 12 web sites until sold*! Craig can’t do \TH\J ODBUV\ ZCWH\SEU HWAI ODBUV\ FDES\DBSEUI We do the work. You get what you need – UZHBHE\VVWJ [HQQ DB GDDR DEQSEV EDPJ Trusted Vendors, Local Buyers

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

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

Local Buyers You know your community and you can trust the folks you know.

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

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

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

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Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

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

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

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

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Luxury Cars

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

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

1969 MERCEDES Benz 280S, collector plates, excellent condition, $6500. 604-723-3654

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1993 PLYMOUTH Sundance 126 K, 4 dr, w/hatch, 2.2L, $2000 obo. Great 1st car 604-809-6353

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

Guaranteed Auto Loans Call Bryan 1-888-815-1314 www.kiarichmond.com

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

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

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

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

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

1997 LANDROVER Defender(s) 90, 5 spd diesel, mint, 160,000km, from desert $23,900 1-780-945-7945 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 XTERRA 79,000 kms 5speed, 4wd, new tires & brakes, exc cond, drk grey, all receipts, detailed, $16,500 604-761-7507

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

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


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Vans

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

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

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. $5500. Call: (604) 788-4849 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 TOYOTA Camry LE. 4 drs, 4 cyl, auto, a/c. Well maintained. Aircared. $2900. 604-936-1270

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

2000 AUDI S4 2.7T, 6sp, 4wd. Blk with blk leather int. Upgraded exhaust, turbos & more. 219,000 km $9800 778-229-0283

2004 JAGUAR X-type 102,000km, Auto, 2.5, V6, no accident $10,500. 778-862-6891 2007 NISSAN Versa, Blue, manual, Stk# K12359A $4,888 Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

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

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

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

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

2007 VOLVO XC 90, leather, loaded, Stk# BB3125A. $17,995. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

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

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 MAZDA 6 GS, $15,888, 65K, EH30195 Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

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

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

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

2008 FORD Escape Hybrid, Grey, Stk# Y12073B, $14,995 Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

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

2003 NISSAN 350Z, manual, nice, Stock# V12784A. $12,995. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

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

2003 TOYOTA Camry 'LE' only 94kms! V6; alloys; ABS; 2nd owner! NO Accidents! One year warranty; $9999. Perfect Cond! Auto Depot, 1397 Welch NVan, 604-727-3111

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

2012 AUDI A4 Quattro, Premium, 29,000km, $46,500, 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

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

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

2001 TOYOTA Corolla, 86,400 km, Auto, A/C, New Tires, Battery. $5,900. 604-594-2992

2004 BMW 530i, 92K, MS89364A, Auto, 6 speed $16,888 Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108 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 2002 HYUNDAI Elantra GT, 4 dr h/b, 5sp, 118K, new tires, loaded, $3400 obo, 604-325-4671

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

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

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

2012 MINI Cooper Convertible, auto, black, fully loaded, 2400km, not a demo, cost $35,000, sell $31,000, 604-971-3179

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

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

Boats 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

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

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

RV’s/Trailers

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

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

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

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

1992 PROWLER 5th Whl, with hitch, needs fridge, good cond, $3500 obo, 604-992-5478 2009 BIGFOOT 30MH28TE Top of line, immaculate, loaded, low kms, $88,650. 604-230-7546

REDUCED MUST SELL!! $15,800 2009 Volkswagen BEETLE/BUG. light blue ext. black int. 38,500kms, automatic, fully loaded, sunroof mfgr. warranty. call 604-836-1014

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1998 NOMAD 5th Wheel 25 ft. 1 slide; Standup/walk around Bdrm $12,000 604-796-2866 40’ MOUNTAIN Aire, Dsl pusher Like new. incl tow jeep. $69,000. Ph 604 795-9967

Vans

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

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

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

2009 HONDA Odyssey EXL, $28,888 5 sp/Auto, FWD, M625501A, Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

9522 2012 MAZDA 5 GS $18,888, 33,166 km, EH32680 Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

2006 Kia Rio Black 63k 4 door sedan a/c auto $7500 obo (604) 809-0717

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

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

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.

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

2008 HYUNDAI Santa Fe LTD, White, Stk# K13215A $17,995. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

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

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

2011 NISSAN Versa S $12,888, 38,750 km EH98482 Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

2007 YARIS 4DR SDN AUTO pw pl green $7,888 #2791785 WWW.KEYWESTFORD.COM 1-866-549-8503 301 Stewardson Way, New Westminister 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 FORD Windstar, exc condition, 1 owner, blue, loaded, 102K, $6000, 604-244-7114

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2004 NISSAN Maxima SE $13,888,91k, EH64446 Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

RV’s/Trailers

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

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

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

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

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

2003 CHEVY Venture, 7pass, red, good cond, 128K, incls snow tires, $3500 obo, 604-946-4725 2003 Dodge Caravan 173,000 kms Well maintained. Pwr Pkg, AC, CD. $3,500 (604) 946-9254

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

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THE LOOKS The highly aerodynamic, bullet-like shape of the C comes with interesting wavy character lines and a belt line that rises to the rear to emphasize motion. Its sculptured body is wider below the beltline and has well-defined, muscular rear fenders that give it a small but stocky, athletic stance. A claimed 0.28 coefficient of drag is very impressive for a car this size.

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t’s hard to believe that a car can actually achieve a 3.7 L/100 km city fuel economy rating, which is an incredible 81 mpg for those who still prefer to think in non-metric terms. The Prius C is Canada’s most fuel-efficient vehicle — a smaller version of the hybrid that started us down an auto electrification path that’s finally gaining consumer acceptance and marketing momentum. A base MSRP of $20,950 also makes the Prius C the lowest-priced new hybrid that you can buy in Canada. It’s surprisingly roomy on the inside due to clever space-saving design features and it can seat four or five adults with a surprisingly high level of comfort. Other than also having a full hybrid powertrain, the Prius C actually shares very little with the original Prius, now called Prius Liftback, or the larger new Prius V. In addition to its smaller

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The Prius C is Canada’s most fuel-efficient vehicle — a smaller version of the hybrid that started us down an auto electrification path that’s finally gaining consumer acceptance and marketing momentum. all-around exterior dimensions, the Prius C has a smaller gas engine (1.5 litre), gas tank (36 litre), hybrid battery pack (144 volt) and electric motors (45 kW). Yet because the Prius C is considerably lighter (248 kg, which is over 500 lbs.), it performs as well or better than its bigger brother. It also handles better, it’s

easier to park and it doesn’t feel much smaller when you get inside. The Honda Insight stands out as the most direct competitor for Prius C. It’s also a hybrid and although very close in size, it’s a little longer and heavier and not quite as fuel-efficient. Oddly enough, it’s very likely that competition in this market niche will be

good for both vehicles. Standard equipment in the Prius C includes automatic climate control, a Bluetooth hands-free connection for mobile phones and auxiliary audio connections. An optional Technology Package adds a navigation system, 15-inch aluminum alloy wheels, push button start, a “Smart Key” system, advanced

voice recognition with textto-speech connectivity and an advanced audio display. A “Premium Package” is also available and it includes the Technology Package plus 16-inch aluminum alloy wheels, a power moonroof, fog lamps and upgraded seats with Sof-Tex upholstery. You also have to get this top trim package in order to get heated front

While the cabin materials were mostly plastic, it isn’t cheap-looking. There is an interesting grainy texture to the finish, different colours and subtle lines crisscross through some of the panels. The overall effect is a clean, good quality experience. While I’m not a fan of the centrally positioned instrument panel, this one is compromisingly different as it’s offset to the driver’s side. Hopefully, the next redesign will move it all the back in front of the driver — where it belongs. Other niggles with the cabin include the placement of two drivemode switches on the floor by the park brake and non-adjustable shoulder lever seat belt anchors. Continued next page

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TheCgetsanAforeco-friendlyeffort Continued from previous page On the plus side, there are lots of handy storage spots, and above-average height drivers should feel comfortable behind the steering wheel, which is smaller than the norm and the lower part of its rim is flat. There’s more room in the rear than you might initially think as the seat cushion is larger than usual. This is because the hybrid battery pack and gas tank are both located under the rear seat. As you might expect, the rear seatbacks fold down to increase the cargo area, and they offer 60/40 split flexibility.

SAFETY In addition to the usual front, side and side-curtain airbags, there’s also a driver’s knee airbag and front seat cushion airbags, which helps position a occupant properly for a collision. Unlike the other Prius models, the Prius C does not come with active head restraints on the front seats.

THE DRIVE One of the best handling small hybrids that we’ve driven, the Prius C has a surprisingly nimble and balanced feel that’s difficult to achieve when a heavy battery pack has to be hauled around. With more oomph from the powertrain, especially on kick-down, it might even claim sporty status. Great fuel economy, however, is the priority here, as the two optional (push button) driving modes offered are Eco and EV. Eco softens performance

to conserve (even more) fuel and EV allows maximum use of its pure electric drive mode at low vehicle speeds. On the road, the powertrain is very quiet in operation, even though the hybrid system is constantly switching from gas to electric or using a combination of both. A graphic showing what’s going on under the hood can be the selected view on an instrument panel screen. The Prius C is not as bouncy as other small cars can be on the highway and has a nice stable feel, even at speeds over 100 km/h. Although the steering is on the light side, handling is predictable and it stays relatively flat in corners.

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• Chevrolet Cruze: $15,495 to $25,930. Ford Focus: $15,999 to $25,099. • Honda Insight: $21,990. • Hyundai Elantra: $15,849 to $24,699. •Mazda3: $15,795 to $24,895. • Nissan Sentra: $15,478 to $23,478. •Volkswagen Golf TDI: $25,425 to $30,795. editor@automotivepress.com

Standard equipment on the Prius C includes automatic climate control, a Bluetooth hands-free connection for mobile phones and auxiliary audio connections.

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Meat Department

Whole Frying Specialty Chickens

Hardbite Potato Chips

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Earth’s Choice Organic Rice Cakes

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