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CHRISTMAS DELIVERY: Killarney secondary special ed assistant Shane Daly helps people choose items they need near the corner of Main and Hastings

Wednesday morning. Killarney secondary school’s student street squad handed out 500 care packages, as well as clothing, sleeping bags and blankets.

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he chiefs of the Vancouver Police Department and Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services have written letters to Prime Minister Stephen Harper requesting the federal government reconsider closing the Kitsilano Coast Guard base next spring. Police Chief Jim Chu and Fire Chief John McKearney outlined their concerns about increased response times to

maritime emergencies and the risk to boaters and others who use the waters around Vancouver in their letters dated Nov. 30. The letters were released to media Wednesday after city council earlier ordered the chiefs to send letters to Harper and request a meeting to discuss their concerns as they relate to the police and fire departments. “Since the closure was announced, we have heard from residents throughout Metro Vancouver and we’ve had many discussions with frontline personnel from numerous stake-

holder groups,” Chu wrote. “The overwhelming consensus is that the response times will be longer and that the level of service will be negatively impacted.” McKearney said he has heard from many residents in the Lower Mainland whose lives were saved by the crews at the Kitsilano Coast Guard station. Many of them told McKearney that even a few extra minutes in the response of the Coast Guard would most likely have resulted in their deaths. See CHIEFS on page 4

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COPS CLEARED BY MIKE HOWELL The Independent Investigations Office has cleared Vancouver police officers of wrongdoing in the death of an intoxicated man.

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Annual holiday school dinner focuses on Kids First HASTINGS-TILLICUM SCHOOLS SERVED UP 17TH HOLIDAY SUPPER LAST NIGHT STANLEY TROMP Contributing writer

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ast Side families got an early holiday gift when the Hastings-Tillicum school Innercity Community Christmas Dinner was held Thursday night for the 17th year. About 650 people were expected at the event which happened after the Courier’s print deadline. The sponsors’ goal was to provide an unforgettable holiday experience for the families at Hastings and Tillicum elementary schools, and to fund the Kids First program that provides supervised after school activities and healthy meals as an alternative for the kids who are most vulnerable on the East Side. “The atmosphere in the schools is just so exciting,” Jennifer Scott, community schools coordinator of Templeton secondary school, told the Courier. “The kids are peaking with the Christmas spirit, when they see all the decorations and lights in the room.” The dinner is fully funded by businesses from the Hastings area and Fraser Port Authority. Seabridge Marine Contractors took the lead in raising the funds for the Christmas dinner as well as the Kids First program Over 60 volunteers and school staff gave their time to the night of the dinner to greet, host and serve dinner. “It is the most amazing event that truly

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Culinary students at Templeton secondary took three days to prepare the annual Hastings-Tillicum elementary school dinner, which took place last night at Hastings elementary. Grade 12 student Mable Zhou was busy dotting the eyes on 250 gingerbread men. shows people’s generosity, whether through donations of money or through the donation of their time,” said Scott. The volunteers consisted of Hastings, Tillicum and Templeton school staff, Templeton school students, Vancouver School Board staff and trustees, as well as a large number of staff from neighbourhood banks. The full turkey dinner is made by students from Templeton’s Culinary Arts program. Hastings/Tillicum is a community made up of many cultures with more than 50 different languages spoken by families in the schools, with 44 percent of the children speaking English as a second language. The objective of the Kids First Program — which

started 12 years ago — is to meet the diverse needs of inner city children during the unsupervised time between 3 to 6 p.m. through a combination of academic, social, and emotional support in a safe and nurturing environment. “The intention of the program is to give children access to a familiar and safe place to take healthy risks, and participate in activities that will support and encourage them to take control and direct their lives in positive ways,” says the program’s website. “Our vision of success is that each child is continually supported and allowed to engage in maximum learning and that the

students’ diverse learning styles and rates are respected. The Kids First Program has proven essential to many of these children’s success.” Scott emphasized that every penny donated directly supports the community dinner and Kids First Program to provide nutritious after school meals, and no money is used for administration fees. Last year, all the children received a special gift from Santa Claus, and more than $12,000 was raised for the Kids First program. The program needs to increase its fundraising goal this year by another $8,000 to adequately meet all its needs. stromp@telus.net

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Vancouver’s police and fire chiefs are asking the PM to keep the Kits Coast Guard base open.

“As the municipal fire service provider, I am neither mandated nor equipped to take on the search and rescue role,” wrote McKearney, noting marine search and rescue is a federal responsibility. “As such, I remain very concerned about this impending gap in maritime emergency response and I strongly believe that if the Kitsilano base is closed, lives will be at risk.” The Kitsilano base, which has 12 staff and two search and rescue vessels, is slated to close next spring as part of an estimated $900,000 cut announced earlier this year by Fisheries and Oceans Canada. When the base closes, the Coast

Guard says it will rely on the Sea Island hovercraft stationed near the Vancouver International Airport and a new “inshore rescue boat” during the summer, and will continue to work with the five Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue units. The Coast Guard has also referred to the assistance from “emergency responders” and “any other vessel of opportunity,” which worries both chiefs, who pointed out in their letters their departments existing workloads and mandates. “The closure of the [Coast Guard] Kitsilano base has a very real potential to shift more [search and rescue] responsibility to the VPD marine unit which will, unavoidably, reduce our capacity to

fulfill our primary mandate of enforcement, crime fighting and prevention,” Chu said. The VPD’s marine unit responded to more than 1,500 calls last year and the fire department answered 24 fire calls on the water. Coast Guard crews at the Kitsilano base respond to 75 to 100 “life-at-risk” calls per year, with approximately two-thirds of those occurring in the winter months. The Coast Guard’s plan for a new inshore rescue boat calls for it to be activated in the summer. As of Wednesday, neither chief had received a response from Harper’s office. mhowell@vancourier.com Twitter: @Howellings


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IIO clears cops in death of intoxicated man MIKE HOWELL Staff writer

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he Independent Investigations Office has cleared three Vancouver police officers of any criminal wrongdoing in a case in October where a 51-year-old intoxicated man died after being in their custody. But the officers are still facing an investigation by an external police force — the New Westminster PoliceService—todeterminewhethertherewas any misconduct on the part of the police, as it relates to the Police Act. Rollie Woods, deputy police complaint commissioner, said a Police Act investigation typically follows a criminal probe. It’s now up to a New Westminster investigator to do his own investigation, Woods said. “There might not be a need for him to do anything else but he’ll make his own decision as to what needs to be done.” In a report released Tuesday, Chief Civilian Director Richard Rosenthal of the investigations office concluded there was no evidence the officers committed an offence in relation to the death of Stanley Robert Morrison. “Both civilian and VPD witnesses provided consistent accounts of the events that took place prior to the death,” Rosenthal said in his report. “The autopsy report did not indicate the presence of injuries that would have been consistent with any recent use of force by police or any injuries that could be associated with a fall to the ground from the police van.” The case dates back to Oct. 7 when Vancouver

police received a 911 call at 6:46 p.m. regarding a man who was allegedly causing a disturbance in a park in the 900-block of West Seventh Avenue. Two officers responded and initially planned to transport Morrison to the Vancouver Detox Centre. The plan was abandoned once officers learned Morrison was temporarily banned “as a consequence of his past aggressive behaviour toward centre staff,” Rosenthal said. Instead, Morrison accepted a ride home in a police van. Neither handcuffs nor restraints were used. The three-kilometre trip took just under seven minutes to complete, the report said. When the officer arrived at Morrison’s residence, he opened the van’s door and found Morrison to be “unconscious and in medical distress.” Paramedics were called and arrived within 12 minutes. They initiated resuscitation efforts and transported Morrison to Vancouver General Hospital.Hedidn’tregainconsciousnessandwaspronounced dead shortly after his arrival at hospital. A toxicology report indicated Morrison’s blood alcohol content was .30 per cent. A pathologist concluded he died of “acute alcohol toxicity.” “Although the deceased’s blood alcohol level was extremely high, such fact does not disprove the officers’ assessment that he was in no immediate danger,” the report said. “Factors such as age, gender, physical condition, amount of food consumed and a person’s history of alcohol use can influence how alcohol may affect a person’s behaviour and result in varying objective indicators of impairment.”

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September and provided them to the Courier. The figures show the LSU spent $360,604 in wages and benefits for unionized staff in 2011/12, and held $1,082,073 in cash, term deposits and bank shares that year. The LSU refused comment to the Courier. Resource coordinator Gerald Hornsby answered the main switchboard and twice ended the call as soon as the Courier identified itself. LSU shop steward Donna Rainford-Cayenne said the LSU had no need to talk to the media because “we’re going to get our own reporters and publish our own newspaper.” She suggested talking to an LSU media contact, but would not provide that person’s name and hung up. The Courier emailed questions to 14 elected LSU board members who are posted online, but received no reply. The LSU refuses to publicly name their staff members, even the ombudsperson, which stands in stark contrast to other student unions such as those of Vancouver Community College, Capilano, Camosun and other colleges ,which post photos of all their staff with contact data on their websites. As for board meeting minutes, LSU minutes are no longer posted, although they were prior to 2010. In comparison, Kwantlen College posts minutes online with archives back to 2000. The Langara College Board goes a step further, posting minutes even of their closed session meetings, after the matters are no longer thought confidential.


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ancouver Fire and Rescue Services carved 44 seconds off fire call response times, and 20 seconds off response times to other medical emergencies between 2009 and 2012. The average response time to a fire call is now seven minutes, while the average response time to a medical emergency is now six minutes. Seconds count, according to fire department spokesman Gabe Roder. “A good example is fire doubles in size every 30 seconds, so from that point of view the quicker we can get to a call, the quicker we can get into action and start doing what we need to do — be it fighting a fire or dealing with a person having a full cardiac arrest,” he said. The fire department credits response time improvements to new tactics by fire crews that have helped responders determine the most efficient route to an emergency regardless of traffic volume or traffic obstructions. New pickup- sized fire medic trucks, which carry medical equipment and crews, have also helped cut response times to medical emergencies. They’ve replaced larger fire trucks that used to perform these tasks. The fire department spreads fire safety messages through programs such as one geared to Grade 3 students, which outlines the dangers of

fire and how to get out of the house, but getting messages across to adults is more difficult. Kitchen fires, Roder said, have become an epidemic. Two women have died in kitchen fires so far this year. Both cases involved stove tops igniting the victims’ cotton robes. A 72-year-old woman died in a Sept. 2 fire on Haro Street, while a 49-year-old woman was hospitalized after a July 24th fire on West 73 Avenue. The 49-year-old died Oct. 13 after multiple surgeries and a massive infection directly related to burns. There have been 280 kitchen fires in Vancouver this year up to Nov. 30, causing $2.8 million in damage. The number is up from 2011 when 228 kitchen fires caused $2.1 million in damage, and from 2010 when 163 kitchen fires caused $1.4 million in losses. “Kitchen fires are on the rise throughout North America, not just in the City of Vancouver,” Roder said. The fire department, meanwhile, inspects thousands of residential buildings and workplaces annually to ensure they’re meeting fire safety regulations. Inspection numbers have gone up, while the percentage of violations has fallen. There were 11,902 inspections in 2009, 12.9 per cent with violations; there were 13,233 inspections in 2010, 9.5 per cent with violations; there were 17,363 inspections in 2011, 9.6 per cent with violations; and 17,173 inspections in 2012 to date, 6.3 per cent with violations. noconnor@vancourier.com

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Belly dancing, local band Brasstronaut and talk of power and energy in B.C. are all part of an event called Power and Energy: Connecting the Dots, Dec. 11, that’s produced by Gen Why Media, in partnership with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and Leadnow.ca. Speakers will discuss “B.C.’s current position at an ‘energy crossroads’ with natural gas fracking, pipelines and tankers on one hand, and the possibility of green jobs, a health environment and reduced social inequality on the other.” The event is part of Gen Why’s ongoing intergenerational dialogue series, Bring Your Boomers, which combines “intelligent conversation” with music, film, visual art, sto-

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Native Daughters of B.C. Post # 1 is inviting everyone to celebrate the season in Vancouver’s oldest building, 1575 Alma St. at Point Grey Road. Christmas at the Old Mill Store takes place Saturday, Dec. 8, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Enjoy a traditional Christmas tea and sweet service, seasonal live music, old Christmas tales and shopping for gifts from a variety of local charities and craft makers. The event is a fundraiser in support of Old Hastings Mill Store Museum and participating charities. Tickets are $10. Call 604-7339749 or email Hastings.Mill@gmail.com for further information or reservations.

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o you think a provincial NDP government will make any difference when it comes to public transportation? I ask this for a few of reasons. For starters, in less than six months there will be a provincial election and there is reason to believe we could have a change in government. Secondly, public transit, particularly when it comes to TransLink, is in serious difficulty. Folks in historically high numbers are abandoning their cars and while some are walking and others are riding their bikes, most of them are turning to an overloaded public transit system. Just ask the hordes of folks who, on a daily basis, are passed up by the B-Line on Broadway. This brings me to the third reason to ask the question, which is about what you have told the city: In the long narrative of Vancouver’s 2013 budget as it was delivered Tuesday night at council, staff said that of the top five issues concerning Vancouverites, transportation is now number two just behind housing and homelessness. (See note re: B-Line above.) And, for the first time, concern about transportation is ahead of taxes. It is also beats out garbage and public safety. The shift from automobile use is being promoted with passion by the city and by cities all over the world. It’s reflected in the changing nature of developments, which are clustering around transit stops and are leaving less space for parking lots. Car-sharing companies and co-ops are apparently booming in the city. My generation could not have imagined life without a car. Two generations later and they can’t see the need to have one. And so you would think TransLink would be thriving rather than gasping to survive; that it would be expanding services to the underserved suburbs rather than cutting those services and reallocating resources to more profitable routes. The unintended consequence of people changing their transportation mode has, in fact, been devastating. The Golden Ears toll bridge has not become the golden goose it was expected to be. Tolls collected there, we are told, far from filling TransLink’s coffers, barely cover the cost of bridge maintenance. Tax revenues on gas used by private vehicles intended to support TransLink’s public transit projects has tumbled because, well, there are fewer cars on the road. It’s estimated that TransLink will be down $145 million in such revenues over the next three years. And throughout all this, a provincial government with revenue issues of its own has steadfastly refused to grant TransLink any additional revenue streams to maintain and expand services. And the TransLink commissioner has, so far, held transit fare increases to the mandatory minimum while he encourages TransLink to continue to reduce its costs. So what would the NDP do should they come to power? And will they be any different from the Liberals? Best to ask what the NDP have done in the past. When they were in government, the NDP made a commitment to impose a vehicle levy to generate funds for TransLink. Ujjal Dosanjh was the NDP premier who had that obligation. He choked. Rather than thinking of the public good, he was more concerned about his own political skin. The Liberals have made the same choice. And when former NDP premier Glen Clark decided to build his own SkyTrain line he paid no more attention to local sentiments than his predecessor Bill Bennett or the next guy up, Gordon Campbell. As for the future, I put that to NDP transportation critic Harry Baines. He says, for funding, “We need a little from many sources.” Everything will be on the table from vehicle levies, levies based on mileage, tolls and revenues from increased corporate taxes. But what he was most clear on was this: “No government can afford not to deal with this anymore.” To which I would say: Show me the money. agarr@vancourier.com

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elcome to the Museum of Things Experienced With Increasing Rarity. Please leave your bags at the coat check. Thank you. Come this way. MOTEWIR is an institution dedicated to the products, inventions, objects and entertainment that were once part of peoples’ lives, but are slipping — or have slipped — away. Some visitors consider these items halfway between historical and hysterical. Younger visitors may find some of this of curatorial interest only. Over here in the Hall of Obsolescence, we have a beige Power Macintosh 9500 desktop computer. In the mid-’90s it was a cutting edge device for gearheads and graphic designers, with 32 megabytes of ROM and a $4,900 price tag. The “Flying Toasters” screensaver may look a bit pixilated to today’s jaded eyes, but it was considered high-end video graphics in its time, at least at the consumer level. The Mac is connected to a “dial-up” modem. Incredibly, there was a time when people weren’t constantly online, in-touch and on-call. If you wanted to connect to the Internet, you had to do it manually. Hear this? Every time a modem connected to distant servers, people heard this pterodactyl-like screech. Crazy, I know. Next to the computer is a telephone hard-wired into a wall. Fun fact for you teens: telephone landlines predate voicemail and texting. If you weren’t home to get a call, it was like it never happened. Callers would have to try again later. Watch your step folks, there were a lot of cables back then. Come this way. This primitive object is called an “ashtray.” It’s from a time when many people inhaled from tobacco-containing tubes called “cigarettes.” Next to the ashtray is its cousin from an earlier era, a “spittoon.” You can guess its purpose from the name. This strange metallic thing in my hand, can anyone guess what it is? It’s a “Brannock Device,” once used by salespeople for measuring feet in shoe stores. This thing is analogue all the way, not a wire or cable on it. A real collector’s item. Any questions? No? Right this way… this is our “Eighties to Noughties Entertainment Room.” In the display case is a Michael Jackson action figure in its original packaging. You can tell it’s from the ’80s by the skin colour. Also, by the fact it’s not encased in an impervious plastic clamshell. Excuse me, ma’am, please don’t touch the vacuum tube receiver/amplifier, it’s an antique from Radio Shack. You are free to browse the encyclopedia on the bookshelf if you like, along with the Xeroxed “zines.” Just past this excellently preserved Betamax recorder we have a stack of HDDVDs. Remember them? I don’t either. Apparently HD-DVD lost the digital battle to Blu-ray back in 2008, even though it was the less expensive format. And can anyone tell me what this is? Good guess, son, but no, it’s not a “white brick.” It’s an original, scroll-wheel iPod from 2001. It holds five gigabytes of sound files. That’s the equivalent of one cheap memory stick from Staples today — or the disk memory of three Power Mac 9500s from the past. This is my favourite room: The Gallery of Forgotten Sounds. Here you can listen to the symphony of amphibians, crickets, and grasshoppers that once serenaded people on summer nights, along with the occasional train whistle. For balance we have a backfiring Ford Pinto and a Michael Bolton Christmas medley. If you would like to enjoy a movie, today our Cinemascope theatre is showing a Ken Burns-like compilation of vanished or vanishing sights and scenes. Milkmen. Visible orthodonture. Body hair. Cursive writing. Migrating birds in V-formations. Woolly caterpillars. Nuns in habits. Hitchhikers. People putzing about, unrushed and unscheduled, conversing in public. Heartfelt goodbyes at airports. Kids playing unsupervised outdoors. And wrinkles! Remember when people with money aged gracefully? Thanks for coming. Donations will allow us to expand the MOTEWIR collection. In the coming months we hope to add a waterbed, sprocketed film projection equipment, mail-order uranium, lawn darts, and a Christmas tree made of actual cedar. Any last questions? What’s that… public washrooms? I’m sorry, that’s one thing from the past we don’t have here at The Museum of Things Experienced With Increasing Rarity. Just kidding! Down the hall to the left, next to the poster of Simon Le Bon. geoffolson.com

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To the editor: RE: “Don’t make schools solve all societal ills ,” letter Nov. 30. Letter writer Linda Chan’s condescending and ill-informed missive, using the cover of rightly condemning the reliance on schools to solve all societal problems while at the same time slamming the proposal by the Coalition of Progressive Electors (COPE ) to provide muchneeded breakfasts in Vancouver’s 14 inner city elementary schools, demands a response. COPE’s proposal is not for all mainstream elementary schools as she implies, rather, it’s directed at high-needs inner city elementary schools with serious food security problems. Ms. Chan would do well to acquaint herself with the shocking and distressing background to this request. This province has led the rest of the country in child poverty for over seven years. The recently released annual poverty report by First Call, a province-wide advocacy coalition, noted that, using Statistics Canada data, there were a stunning 119,000 children living in poverty in B.C., two-thirds of them in Greater Vancouver. Currently, the two national, non-profit breakfast organizations, namely, the Quebec-based Breakfast Club of Canada and the Ontario-based Breakfast for Learning, are literally overwhelmed by urgent requests for assistance from B.C. elementary schools. And according to a new report, the use of food banks in B.C. is now increasing twice as fast as the national average. Food Banks Canada reports that it feeds 900,000 clients of whom one-third are children. Incidentally, Canada is the sole G8 country not having a national

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Breakfast programs, such as the one at Macdonald elementary, are needed in certain schools and should be board funded, argues a former school principal and trustee. school meals program. Poverty is a huge, indeed intractable impediment to learning in our schools and, bluntly stated: hungry kids don’t learn. It may surprise Ms. Chan that it was recently reported that we have kids arriving daily in Vancouver schools whose last meal was the previous day’s noon-hour lunch. The last thing these kids and parents need is a lecture about bedtime storytelling and best parental practices! Rather than relying on the outstanding, but nevertheless uncertain and, at times, random, generosity of local organizations, business groups, individuals and churches, thereby leaving schools and community centres scrambling to run continuous programs throughout the year, there is an urgent need for stable, boardsupported breakfast programs in our high-needs inner city schools. Hence COPE’s request. Shame on us as a province for ignoring and neglecting to produce, as six other provinces have done, a meaningful and effective child

poverty plan with clear goals and deadlines to meet the needs of our most vulnerable children.

Noel Herron, former inner city principal and VSB school trustee

OLSON PRAISED FOR INSIGHT AND WIT To the editor: RE: “Food porn skews dining culture,” Nov. 30. What a great column. Geoff Olson is so full of insight and wit that I pick up your paper for the sole purpose of catching his point of view. Always humorous. Always embedded with little kernels of wisdom so beyond his apparently youthful image. And on the food issue specifically, “artisan” has to be the most overused (but profitable) term ever. Just because a human was present while the food was spat out of the machine does not make it artisan. Thanks again. Mark Torgerson, Vancouver

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After opening in 1989, Thomas Hobbs’ Kerrisdale gift shop closes at the end of the month. Florist in Kerrisdale, located beside Hobbs gift shop, which today is owned and operated by Maureen Sullivan. It will remain open. Hobbs said the gift shop was Vancouver’s first “home store,” and he and Beattie travelled to Italy and France to import high-end dishes, linens, lamps and small furniture, which they artfully displayed. During a visit to Hobbs earlier this week, much of the shop’s inventory had been discounted in preparation for its closing. Hobbs lamented most shoppers today are more interested

in shopping at big box stores such as Home Sense or Winners than supporting independent retailers. “There is no Kerrisdale Village anymore,” said Hobbs. “Hobbs became like a museum where people just dropped by to put on free hand cream.” Hobbs said their gift shop is not the only victim of the shifting demographic of Kerrisdale. To make that point, the couple’s 2012 Halloween display included tombstones etched with the names of other independent businesses that have closed in Kerrisdale in re-

cent years. On his blog, “tomspeaks” at thomashobbs.com, he noted there were so many tombstones they couldn’t all fit in the store’s window. Hobbs told the Courier the rent on the retail space had increased exponentially and in recent years the couple has been paying $120,000 a year for their lease. Hobbs explained half of that pays the landlord’s property tax. He estimated the couple has paid millions of dollars in rent since opening the shop in 1989. “And that’s not fair,” said Hobbs. “There was a movement by the city to reduce commercial property taxes, but it doesn’t seem to be going anywhere.” He added there are very few people who can afford to buy a home in Kerrisdale. “And the ones who can afford to don’t support the village,” said a frustrated Hobbs, who added he’ll be happy to concentrate on his beloved nursery. “But it’s not just Kerrisdale. Target is coming to Oakridge, so watch out.” sthomas@vancourier.com Twitter: @sthomas10

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BURRARD INLET This Saturday evening the waters of Burrard Inlet will sparkle and shine with light as more than 30 spectacularly decorated yachts pass by in support of the Burrard Yacht Club’s Festival of Lights fundraiser for the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau. The flotilla will travel from the non-profit group’s North Vancouver clubhouse across to Coal Harbour, along the waterfront past Canada Place, over to the east side of the Lonsdale Quay and then back to the clubhouse. Visitors staying in hotels located along the waterfront and residents of Coal Harbour will have a bird’s eye view. Prior to taking to the water, all participants, as well as numerous club members and guests, will take an unwrapped toy to the clubhouse. The club hopes its community event will encourage other groups and businesses in the Lower Mainland to support the Christmas Bureau or charity of their choice this season. The booty collected will be donated during the bureau’s 25th annual fundraiser Dec. 13 (see below). Watch for the flotilla between 6 and 8 p.m. Saturday.

DOWNTOWN Speaking of the Christmas Bureau, last year more than 4,000 hungry residents attended the Pan Pacific Vancouver Christmas Wish Breakfast and donated more than 12 tonnes of toys to the charity, along with $15,000 in cash. This year the Pan Pacific celebrates 25 years of giving by once again offering a hot buffet breakfast in exchange for a new unwrapped toy. Last year, executive chef Bob Wiles and his culinary team served up

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For the past 25 years, people have opened their hearts and their wallets to support the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau by donating to the Christmas Wish Breakfast at the Pan Pacific Vancouver Hotel. 160,000 eggs, 12,500 sausages, 4,200 croissants and 500 kilograms of hash browns. People who don’t have time to stop for breakfast can drop off toys at the front of the hotel and receive coffee and a snack. The breakfast crowd will be entertained by the Good Noise Gospel Choir, and the entire event will be broadcast live on Global TV with host Steve Darling and on Rock 101 FM with Bro Jake. The breakfast takes place from 6 to 9 a.m. Dec. 13 at the Pan Pacific, 999 Canada Place.

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A candlelight vigil will take place Sunday, Dec. 9, at Historic Joy Kogawa House to mark the 75th anniversary of the Nanjing Massacre, which in 1937 resulted in almost 300,000 deaths following the Japanese capture of that city. The event is being hosted by the Historic Joy Kogawa House Society and elders and friends of the Japanese-Canadian community who will gather for a discussion and candlelight vigil as a gesture of reconcilia-

tion for past wrongs and the hope of justice for all. A screening of the film Torn Memories of Nanjing by Tamaki Matsuoka will be shown as a lead-in to a roundtable discussion. The event is just one of many taking place across Canada to mark the anniversary of the six-week-long massacre. The vigil takes place Dec. 9 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Historic Joy Kogawa House, 1450 West 64th Ave. Admission is by donation. sthomas@vancourier.com Twitter: @sthomas10

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John Bello of John Bello Photography was feted at the third annual B.C. Professional Wedding Awards held at River Rock Show Theatre.

Mark Brand launched Save on Meats’ meal tokens initiative for those in need. The $2.25 tokens can be handed out and redeemed for a nutritious meal.

Four-time Crystal Ball chair Diane Norton raises a glass to the $1.1 million realized to support the construction of a new B.C. Children’s Hospital.

Aaron McArthur and Elaine Yong of Global BC TV, whose daughter Addison had a heart transplant at B.C. Children’s Hospital last year, emceed the 26th Crystal Ball.

The Beat’s Jonny Staub emceed the World AIDS Day Luncheon at the Terminal City Club benefitting Lisa Martella’s A Loving Spoonful.

With no hockey in sight, Canucks Daniel Sedin and Kevin Bieksa ran away with the circus joining Amaluna hypester Marnie Wilson. The Cirque spectacle runs until Jan 13.

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The dance of the sun and earth has inspired celebrations of the human spirit throughout the ages. Honouring many cultural traditions, the annual Winter Solstice Lantern Festival on Granville Island illuminates the longest night of the year with lanterns, fire, singing, drumming, music and dancing.

Over on the East Side, the 19th annual Winter Solstice takes place same evening, 6 to 11 pm, at Britannia Courtyard and Gym D. Produced by the Secret Lantern Society - in partnership with Britannia Community Centre and the In the House Festival.

Vancouver’s problem with homelessness is at an all time high, with many of those with no home of their own being under the age of 24. At the Courier, we decided to provide an opportunity to our readers to give a little cheer and kindness to the youth on our streets this holiday season.

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The dance of sun and earth has inspired celebrations of the human spirit, expressed through art and music throughout the ages. This annual Lantern Festival is a neighbourhood tradition as it illuminates the longest, darkest night of the year with a multicultural array of exciting events and storytelling. Celebrate the solstice at Britannia (1661 Napier St.) with this free community evening of music, performers and a beautiful 700-candle Labyrinth of Light. Brittaniacentre.org Note: Don’t forget to check out Artful Saturday at Brittania as it celebrates the season with a one-day-only Holiday Market, taking place on Saturday, Dec. 8, noon to 5 pm in Gym D. Experience local artists’ works, workshops, live music and tea leaf reading in its family-oriented atmosphere. Call 604-718-5800 for more info.

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Legacy According to a new poll conducted by Insights West, nearly all (95 per cent) British Columbians donated a median of $200 to a charitable cause or nonprofit organization in 2011, and the top ‘brands’ are BC Cancer Foundation, BC Children’s Hospital Foundation and the Canadian Cancer Society.

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Besides being famous for its coffee, Seattle has also become a foodie mecca. We were overwhelmed with the number of great choices of places to eat and drink, but walking back from Pike Place Market to our hotel we discovered the RN74 wine bar, which has a modern French menu based on fresh West Coast ingredients. My shopping-weary partner and I decided the best way to check out the menu was to share several appetizers, including the fresh oysters with Champagne mignonette, the ahi tuna tartar and my favourite, the homemade tomato soup that served as a fondue with squares of grilled cheese sandwiches for dipping. The next day we boarded the Monorail and headed for the Space Needle, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary. It’s also celebrating Christmas with visits from Santa and numerous special events. The adjacent Chihuly Garden and Glass is also dressed up for the holidays with spectacular displays. We discovered the most economical way to get into these attractions was with a Seattle City Pass, a coupon book that offers a 48 per cent discount on entrance to the Space Needle, Chihuly Garden, Argosy harbor cruises, the Pacific Science Centre, EMP Museum and a choice of either the Museum of Flight or Woodland Park Zoo. We visited EMP (Experience Music Project), which is also adjacent to the Space Needle where my partner was glued to the Jimi Hendrix exhibits and I took in the new Nirvana gallery. Meanwhile, I was heartbroken to miss the opening of the Broadway production of my favourite Christmas movie Elf by just one week, but that could serve as a good excuse for a return trip to Seattle before the holidays end. sthomas@vancourier.com Twitter: sthomas10


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one-of-a-kind collector’s item for sports fans with both deep pockets and ample floor space is currently up for grabs on Craigslist. The owner of a gym in Richmond where the tranquilized, tagged and relocated Vancouver Grizzlies used to practise wants to turn the facility into a laser tag business and is asking a cool $13,000 for the 437-squaremetre hardwood floor, which comes complete with the former NBA franchise’s fearsome ursine logo painted on it. We admit that none of us at K&K are highly familiar with the going rate for used basketball courts, but it seems like 13 grand is a bit much and probably an attempt to take advantage of long-suffering Vancouver sports enthusiasts. Let’s face it, pro sports aren’t giving Vancouverites much to cheer about right now. Members of the B.C. Lions are all once again back at their day jobs until next fall, the Giants’ current hockey season is looking like a giant failure, city council has likely scared away the Ultimate Fighting Championships for good, and fans of the Whitecaps are having to come to terms with the harsh reality that newly retired David Beckham will never be coming to town to play again. Meanwhile, Province sports writers are still having to churn out columns about the Canucks’ ongoing goaltending controversy even though the team hasn’t played in eight months, and team mascot Fin was reportedly spotted begging for spare change and loose herring outside

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elissa Cartwright is catching a buzz. This East Vancouver beekeeper and entrepreneur is launching a series of honey products made from beehives from Vancouver’s back yards. Cartwright is a part of the locavore movement, which focuses on eating local and sustainable food products. There’s a hive (so to speak) of hobby beekeepers across Vancouver who make enough honey for their own consumption. Cartwright stumbled across a book on beekeeping one day and quickly found herself immersed in the fascinating practice of beekeeping. She attended a seminar at the Honeybee Centre in Surrey and found herself a bee mentor — an experienced senior who has been keeping bees for decades. He was willing to show her the ropes and get her started with equipment, bees and know-how. This is Cartwright’s third season as a beekeeper. As her hives and expertise grew, she knew she wanted to make her hobby

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Melissa Cartwright visits two of her beehives on the roof of Le Marché St. George, which also sells the beekeeper’s “hyper local” line of Mellifera Bees infused honeys. into a real business, so she started her own company in June called Mellifera Bees, after the Latin name for honeybees — apis mellifera. Cartwright’s parents also seemed to possess an unusually accurate foresight in naming their daughter Melissa, which comes from the Greek word for honeybee. Cartwright became interested in the idea of developing different honey strains associated with particular neighbourhoods. Terroir — the notion food gathered from a specific geographic area will have a taste “fingerprint” unique to that area — is a concept fa-

miliar to connoisseurs of wine and cheese, and an idea Cartwright applies to honey. Because her hives are small and stationary, her bees forage from wildflowers in the neighbourhood, obtaining a broader diet than the mono-nectar sources, which are available to the larger, established honey operations. To that end, Cartwright has created three “hyper local” honeys from hives stationed across the city at 28th and St. George on the roof of Le Marché St. George, Main Street and East Georgia and Maple at 36th. She plans to have these for sale soon for a limited run.

Cartwright is also working with local honey enthusiasts who provide her with the base honey for her infusions: honeys naturally infused with organic ingredients. I tested her lemon and promptly bought some for myself. It is divine in tea or drizzled on cheese. I also tested her cardamom blend, basically chai in honey form, and a lovely syrup of vanilla, made from real vanilla pods. Cartwright has a respectful relationship with her bees. “I started with the mentality that I had to manage my bees, now I realize I have to listen to my bees,” she explained. “They let me know if they need more space or if they are annoyed. It’s a working relationship.” She also takes precautions when working with her bees, but claims, “Bees don’t get angry if there’s nothing to protect. If bees are swarming, they are actually very mellow.” Products from Mellifera Bees can be found a select farmer’s markets in Vancouver and gourmet retailers or online at melliferabees.com. The City of Vancouver has beekeeping regulations that can be found online. Most backyards can have up to two hives, as long as the hives are registered and certain procedures are followed, e.g. providing water for thirsty bees so that they desist from haunting your neighbours’ swimming pools and bird baths. WillowYamauchiisalwaysontheprowlfornew Vancouver culinary trends. You can contact her at willow72@telus.net or Twitter: @willow72.

The bins are new. The goal is the same. The program launched in August 2012 with the installation of 60 new beverage container recycling bins at high-traffic Vancouver beaches and on Commercial Drive. The bins are designed to encourage more recycling in Vancouver and to help the City achieve its Greenest City 2020 Action Plan zero waste goal. The new bins are non-locking, self-servicing recycling containers. This will allow the bins to be self-serviced by residents or people wanting to retrieve the deposit refund attached to each container.

Return-It Man at the pilot program launch with United We Can Founder Ken Lyotier, Vancouver Park Board Commissioner & Chair Sarah Blyth, Encorp Pacific President & CEO Neil Hastie, and City of Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson.

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ncorp Pacific (Canada) is a federally incorporated, not-for-profit, product Stewardship Corporation with beverage container management as its core business. Their mandate is to develop, manage and improve systems to recover used packaging and end-of-life products from consumers and ensure that they are properly recycled and not landfilled or incinerated. This model is commonly referred to as Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) or Industry Product Stewardship (IPS). Currently Encorp Pacific is recovering 80% of the beverage containers sold in BC and recycling them into new useable products.

Finding ways to increase that number has meant years of research. In fact, research over the past 15 years by Encorp has shown consistently that “the heavy discarders” of beverage containers are primarily single males 18 – 34, located in urban areas, and residing in multifamily dwellings. One of the reasons they cite for throwing away empty beverage containers is the lack of convenience; specifically, the lack of dedicated bins. In an effort to recycle more beverage containers and help “the heavy discarders”, Encor p Pacific has launched a new pilot program in partnership with the City of Vancouver.

Throughout the year, a series of waste audits will be conducted before, during and after the pilot to benchmark and analyze their effectiveness. At the conclusion of the oneyear pilot program, project partners will determine whether to keep the receptacles in their piloted locations permanently or explore expanding the network of bins to additional areas of the city. The pilot program in Vancouver will also serve as a model for potential future Encorp beverage container recycling bins that will be placed in other B.C. municipalities. For more information on the pilot program visit, return-it.ca.

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PILOT SITES The location of the pilot sites had to be in areas of high pedestrian traffic and multifamily dwellings. Plus, near garbage cans with limited access to recycling options. With this mind, the following locations were chosen: • Kitsilano Beach • Second Beach at Stanley Park • English Bay • Sunset Beach • Commercial Drive between Venables Street and 13th Avenue

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DEC. 14 Peter Jackson again tackles Tolkien in THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY. Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) goes on a quest to revitalize the conquered dwarf kingdom of Erebor, and gets more than he bargained for, including a pact with Gandalf The Grey (Ian McKellen), 13 dwarves, sorcerers, and Gollum (Andy Serkis), who leads him to a strange and “precious” ring. Too many stars to mention: just assume all your LOTR favourites will be there. HYDE PARK ON HUDSON tells the true story of the first-ever visit of British monarchs to the U.S. in 1939, on the cusp of the Second World War. Bill Murray plays an eccentric FDR, who made it happen. He could not have done it without his sympathetic “friend” and distant cousin Margaret Stuckley (Laura Linney) and his steelnerved wife (Olivia Williams) by his side.

DEC. 19 See the results of helicopter parenting first-hand in THE GUILT TRIP, starring Seth Rogen and Barbra Streisand as mother and son who go on a cross-country business trip together to sell his latest invention. The Academy Award-winning MONSTERS INC is back, this time in 3D, all the better to see Sully’s fuzzy blue coat and Mike’s one bulging eye. Featuring the voices of John Goodman and Billy Crystal, two buddies who turn Monstropolis upside down when they accidentally let a human child into their world.

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DEC. 25 Old-school parenting trumps touchy-feely parenting in PARENTAL GUIDANCE, wherein Billy Crystal and Bette Midler look after their three grandkids while Mom and Dad (Marisa Tomei, Tom Everett Scott) are away. Expect plenty o’ killing from director Quentin Tarantino’s DJANGO UNCHAINED, which features more than a dozen murders in the trailer alone. Jamie Foxx stars as the title character, a bounty hunter searching for his wife (Kerry Washington) sold into the grimy hands of Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio). Christoph Waltz and Samuel L. Jackson join the mayhem. Fans of the musical can’t wait for LES MISERABLES, director Tom Hooper’s big screen adaptation of Victor Hugo’s epic novel about a hunted prisoner who takes in a factory worker’s daughter and raises her as his own. Russell Crowe, Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Samantha Barks, Amanda Seyfried and yes, even Sacha Baron Cohen sing their hearts out.

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here are only 17 shopping days remaining before Christmas and, if interpretations of an ancient Mesoamerican calendar are correct about a pending apocalypse scheduled for this month, there are plenty of worse gifts you could pick up for a loved one than a copy of Bob Robertson’s new book: Mayan Horror: How to Survive the End of the World in 2012. Robertson, co-creator of the longrunning CBC radio and TV comedy series Double Exposure with his wife Linda Cullen, has penned a decidedly tongue-in-cheek guidebook on what to do after the world comes screeching to a halt. He said he wrote the book, published by Vancouver’s Anvil Press, out of growing frustration with the widespread attention being paid to doomsday prophecies simply because the Mesoamerican Long Count Calendar, which measured time by 144,000 day units called the b’ak’tun, is set to conclude on Dec. 21 (at 3:11 a.m. local time, in case you’re wondering). “I was just tired of all these various nutbars predicting the world would end on such-and-such a date,” Robertson told the Courier. “First it was Y2K and then we had Pastor [Harold] Camping last year who announced the world would end not once, but twice.” While serious scholars note the Mayan calendar does not in fact predict

Double Exposure comedian Bob Robertson has written a book about how to survive the end of the world. any sort of world-ending disaster, many people believe otherwise. Robertson said he realized it was more than the lunatic fringe who were buying into the notion the end is nigh after reading an article online about Vancouver-born comedian Seth Rogen. “He was talking about a recent meeting he had with George Lucas, they were talking about making a movie together or something, and somehow in the middle of the discussion dates came up. George Lucas started going on about the world ending when the Mayan calendar stops in December 2012, and he eventually realized Lucas wasn’t kidding. I thought, well, if

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like George Lucas is sucked in by this, there must be a goodly number of other people out there who are buying this, too.” Mayan Horror covers a variety of worst-case scenarios and how best to deal with them. Since nobody knows how the world will end specifically, Robertson offers a variety of scenarios ranging from earthquakes to floods, nuclear war, polar shifts and plagues of frogs. It also offers tips on launching new businesses after the apocalypse, how to create new forms of government, how to talk to your children about the annihilation of the planet, and the 10 safest places in Canada to be when things get ugly. The best and closest spot for Vancouver residents, according to Robertson, is at the Roundhouse Lodge on Whistler Mountain. “If you want to escape the carnage on the ground or the seas and have a spectacular view of the apocalypse, then you’ll want to be 6,069 feet above ground. Besides being safe and sound on top of a magnificent pile of metamorphic rock, the Roundhouse cafeteria is renowned for its steamed dumplings in a light miso broth. You could do a lot worse while the planet is exploding.” Mayan Horror: How to Survive the End of the World in 2012 is available (for now at least) at most major bookstores, as well as online at anvilpress. com. afleming@vancourier.com twitter.com/flematic

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CITY COUNCILLOR WANTS CITY TO URGE END TO NHL LOCKOUT ANDREW FLEMING Contributing writer

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Kevin Bieksa (left) and Ryan Kesler played rock, paper, scissors to decide who got first pick at a recent ball hockey game with fans under the Cambie Street bridge. were hand-picked by Bieksa to join his team. Apparently the Canucks alternate captain wasn’t aware of just how poorly these former Rogers Arena regulars can see through their masks. “I hope we’re not making a big mistake here because it is pretty much impossible to see through these things,” Sully (or possibly Force) told the Courier shortly before the game. “It would be awesome if we went out there and totally dominated, but with my luck I’ll probably accidentally take out

FREE YOUTH FREESTYLE CLINICS For any kids and teens who have ever wanted to learn how to perform back flips while flying down the side of a mountain with boards strapped to their feet, the Vancouver Freestyle Ski Club (VFSC) would like to get to know you. In fact, they would like to get to know you even if you just want to improve your skiing. The club is holding an open house this Saturday (Dec. 8) at Cypress Mountain to introduce youth to the highflying sport of freestyle skiing. The sport originally encompassed two disciplines — aerials and moguls — but has since grown to include skicross, half-pipe, big air and slopestyle. VFSC development coach Ryan Purcell, 28, said he is

Kesler and hurt his shoulder again or something.” Instead, the game’s most dominant player was, unsurprisingly, Kevin Bieksa, who scored the game’s first goal and added a second shortly afterward. “Man, he is so fast, I didn’t even see it coming,” said goaltender Brendan Bearkoff, who was nonetheless praised by Kesler for keeping his team in the game after his defensemen repeatedly left him out to dry. Despite one side sporting a professional

often surprised more youth aren’t getting into the sport given Vancouver’s readily accessible alpine terrain. “We teach at Cypress, Grouse and Seymour and, while our club is relatively young, it is still quite small and it always surprised me since [Canada] did so well in the Olympics,” said Purcell. “We have this at out doorstep and so we want to grow the sport and maybe get kids who aren’t sure of what we do inspired to try it.” The club offers two separate free clinics to introduce youth to the sport. Kids aged 7 to 11 are welcome between 10 a.m. and noon while older kids up to age 18 can attend another from 1 to 3 p.m. Cypress is offering a 50 per cent discount on lift tickets (valid all day) to participants, who

player in their ranks, the game nonetheless went to overtime after being tied 4-4. Highlights of the shootout, eventually won by Kesler’s side, included a pretty goal by a dramatically slimmed down Mark Donnelly (who earlier once again led the crowd in singing the national anthem), a narrow miss by a man in a wheelchair, and another nice goal by a supposedly semi-blind Green Man after his partner in lime shamelessly distracted Bearkoff with some of the duo’s signature dance moves. While the game was all in good fun, some fans couldn’t help but be reminded of what they were missing due to the ongoing lockout. “This is pretty cool and all and good for them for coming out to do this but it also seems like a little bit of a PR move,” said SFU undergrad Asif Khan. “It’s not as if the [NHL team] owners have a chance to come out and do something to make the fans maybe more on their side, although I suppose if they did they would probably want to charge people.” Vision Vancouver Coun. Geoff Meggs would agree on the need for real hockey. Inspired by a similar move by the city of Ottawa, Meggs has tabled a motion for council’s meeting on Tuesday directing Mayor Gregor Robertson to write to both the NHL and the players’ union urging them to resolve their labour dispute before the season is lost. The motion notes that the Canucks generate an estimated $100 million in annual revenue with spinoff benefits for Vancouver’s economy and that the loss of the entire season would affect thousands of jobs in the city. afleming@vancourier.com twitter.com/flematic

will all receive a T-shirt and be entered into a draw for another shirt signed by Alexandre Bilodeau, who won the men’s moguls and Canada’s first Olympic gold medal at Cypress in 2010. “It’s not necessarily our focus to get them flipping or get them doing crazy tricks right away,” said Purcell. “We really focus on getting them better skiers, whether they are interested in jumping or not. We want the kids to be comfortable and we never push them to go to the next level.” He added Cypress recently bought a giant air bag developing skiers can use in order to make landings less intimidating. Visit vancouverfreestyle.com for more information. — Andrew Fleming

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oad racing hasn’t had the best press this year. There were definitely bright spots — Ryder Hesjedal won the Giro d’Italia, an accomplishment that will always stand out for me. But the unravelling of Lance Armstrong, the legend, threw a dark cloud back over the sport so many of us love. Rather than dwell any longer on the negatives, I’d like to turn the light back on some of cycling’s lesser-known heroes and their competitions of choice. These are races that bring their own set of intense, gruelling demands and take place far from the media circus that surrounds the Grand Tours. The first of these is the Tour Divide (tourdivide.org). Described by Outside Magazine as “what might be the toughest bike ride on earth,” the Tour Divide follows the longest unpaved bike route in the world along the Continental Divide from Banff to the Mexican border. The 4,418-km course passes through two Canadian provinces and five U.S. states. By

The 4,418-km Tour Divide race from Banff to the Mexican border is likened to climbing Mount Everest (above) a total of seven times. the time riders reach the finish line, they will have logged more than 60,000 metres of ascent. Put in perspective, that’s the equivalent of starting at sea level and climbing Mount Everest... seven times. The Tour Divide is a single stage event, so the clock starts running when riders leave Banff and doesn’t stop until they reach Mexico. In addition to their long days in the saddle, riders have to bivouac on the roadside in grizzly bear country, negotiate everchanging trail conditions from deep snow in

the high mountains to searing desert heat, and often travel for hundreds of kilometres between towns entirely unsupported. (Riders can use commercially available services like bike shops and motels while in town, but are not able to pre-arrange their own supplies or lodging.) A competitive Divide time is considered 25 days for men and 29 for women, which means cycling an average of 177 km and 150 km per day, respectively. Even a cycling enthusiast like me has to admit that’s a crazy

amount of time in the saddle. New records for both male and female riders were set in 2012. Ollie Whalley, of New Zealand, completed the race in an astonishing 16 days and two hours while Colorado’s Eszter Horanyi finished in 19 days and three hours. The riders who take part in the Tour Divide aren’t all professional cyclists, by any means. They include men and women with full-time jobs who simply love cycling and are prepared to take a month away from home, work and family to ride their bike through some of the most spectacular landscapes in North America. From among these faces, Tour heroes have emerged: people like Matthew Lee who dominated the race for years and set repeated course records, and New Mexico’s Mary Metcalf-Collier who dropped out with intense leg pain before resuming the race to become the first female finisher in 2008. For more insight into what it’s like to take on a self-supported, ultra-endurance cycling challenge of this magnitude, the 2010 Ride the Divide documentary is a must-see. Books like Paul Howard’s Eat, Sleep, Ride and Jill Homer’s Be Brave, Be Strong are also compelling reads.There are so many different ways to race on a bike; the more I learn, the more fascinated I am by the many ways cyclists challenge themselves. kay@sidecut.ca

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azda has a long history of innovation, and its recent focus on its new SkyActiv technology is making waves in an industry that’s looking for cars with better technology and fuel efficiency. The SkyActiv technology is now available on the popular Mazda3 models as well. A top-selling car in Canada, the Mazda3 Sport edition is an upscale five-door hatchback version of the sedan. Its last complete redesign was for the 2010 model year, and the big new stories for 2012 are the introduction of new SkyActiv technologies and lower prices. Trim level prices have been reduced by about $600 to $1,500 across the lineup and the Sport editions are priced about $1,000 above their sedan counterparts. The Mazda3 Sport now comes in four trim levels: GX ($16,895), GS ($19,495), the new GS-Sky ($20,345) and GT ($24,845). The base GX is powered by a 148-horsepower 2.0-litre engine with a five-speed manual transmission, while the GS and GT trims both come with a 167-horsepower 2.5-litre four-cylinder and a six-speed manual gearbox. An optional five-speed auto-

The top-selling Mazda3 Sport edition is an upscale five-door hatchback version of the sedan. matic with a distinctively Mazda manual shift mode is also offered. SkyActiv is actually a collection of technology and design advancements that squeeze more usable energy out of every drop of gasoline that goes to the engine. And since most gasoline engines are less than 30 per cent efficient, there’s probably room for improvement. Mazda challenged its engineers and designers to question conven-

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engine (10:1 or less is the norm). When sold in countries (mostly European) with higher octane regular gasoline the ratio can be even higher and that translates to even more power. This engine is mated to either a new six-speed manual or automatic transmission. My test GSSky came with the new automatic, which is a lightweight design with fewer components and a more active lock-up feature that provides better fuel economy. Style: Wipe that grin off its face, or something to that effect, must have been a priority order to designers. The front face-lift definitely gives the 2012 Mazda3 a more dignified appearance, even though the new front-side air intakes in the fascia are fakes. You’ve no doubt see lots of Mazda3s on the road, yet it’s a design that still looks fresh and modern as well as being aerodynamic. Mazda claim’s a highly slippery 0.29 coefficient of drag number for the fivedoor body style. Inside: My test GS-Sky came with cloth upholstery and manual adjustments on the front seats. The driver gets a crank-type cushion height adjustment to help find that optimal drive position and every Mazda3 comes with a tilt and telescopic steering wheel. Some extra meat on the leather covered steering wheel would be nice, but I did like the selection of controls on the wheel, which are also standard. In fact, the entire driver control layout is cleverly simple and easy to use. No fancy electronic displays, just easy to find and use switches and round dials – now that’s a novel idea! Continued on page 43

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KALMAS, Elizabeth Betty Born June 6,1921 passed away peacefully on Nov. 29, 2012. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Steve and survived by her caring son, Gary. She is also survived by her loving sister, Margaret Toots Merluk. There will be a service and celebration of life at St. David’s Church at 2475 Franklin St. on Tuesday Dec. 11th at 2:00 p.m. Momma was a long time employee of Woodwards food dept. who always seemed to make everybody around her feel special. Her son would like to thank the Royal Arch Masonic Home and staff (in particular Dimple) for their kind and compassionate care of his beloved mother. Thank you Momma for your always unconditional love.

Announcements

ASBESTOS CLEANSE NEEDED. Research is needed to find a way to cleanse asbestos fibres from the inner human body!. Exposure to asbestos fibres can cause cancer and there is lots of asbestos fibres around.

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FOUND CAMERA, Ladies toque & gloves. Vicinity of West 6th ave, between Cypress & Arbutus. Call 604-568-9509

FOUND iPod. Kerrisdale on 41st Ave. Owner can claim by identifying colour/model/music/ etc. Email: p.oreilly@shaw.ca

STEVENS, Lynn Rita (nee Geremia) Oct 1, 1927 – November 22, 2012 WIFE to Bill Stevens (predeceased 2002), MOTHER to Shelley (Ian) and Brian (Sandra), step-mother to Susan, GRANDMOTHER to Laurel, Robert and Daniel, stepgrandmother to Miles and Desiree, SISTER to Nora, Aunt to Mark and Scott, and FRIEND to many. Everyone appreciated her positive attitude and straight forward approach to life. She loved living in the West End, from walking the seawall regularly to playing bridge at the community centre. The family would like to thank the staff at Mount St. Joseph’s Hospital for their care and compassion during the last weeks of her life. A Service will be held at First Memorial, 602 Kingsway on December 13 at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers please send donations to: The Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Union Gospel Mission.

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LOST SIAMESE CAT Choc. point, neut. male. Similar cat seen Killarney Co-op through Wales St. Do not try to capture. $100 reward. (604) 839-9224

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CHISAAKAY, John

September 4, 1938 - October 6, 2012 John died after a long stay In St. Paul’s Hospital following heart surgery. He fought hard to come home, but his body wasn’t as strong as his spirit. Born the 8th of 12 children to Paul and Ann Chisaakay, John lived on the Dene-Tha Nation Reserve in Northern Alberta until he was 16, when he moved to Edmonton, living at the CNIB, learning braille and white cane mobility skills. He ultimately moved to Vancouver in 1972 when he began work at St. Paul’s Hospital in the CNIB Concession Stand. John took an early medical retirement from there in 1993. In retirement John was a longtime student at the Program for the Visually Impaired at VCC, where he earned a GED. He is survived by his wife Ginny, step-daughter, 2 grandsons, 3 brothers and 5 sisters. A funeral service was already held in Chateh, Alberta. A celebration of his life will take place at 4pm on December 21 at the Accent Inn, 3777 Henning Drive, Burnaby (close to Gilmore Skytrain Station). Please RSVP to Ginny: gotnomoredog@hotmail.com

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Part time (to start) Maintenance Person required for 52 unit housing co-op located at 70th & Granville in Vancouver. Skills required: Jack of all trades in plumbing, drywall repairs, carpentry, painting, building maintenance. Looking for an easy going individual that can work with diverse group of people; must have good English and be sensitive to different lifestyles and cultures. Applicant should have basic computer skills for minor data entry and must be good at multi tasking several projects simultaneously. Must be self employed (WorkSafe and HST #) and have own tools of trade. Send resume to: witsendcoop@shawbiz.ca or fax: 604-267-9487

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F/T GRAPHIC DESIGNER at StationX. Concept, story, brand dev and visuals. $17/hr, 40 hrs/week. BA, 2+ yrs relevant exp. Coal Harbour. Email CV and portfolio to careers@stationx.ca

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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

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

An experienced Administrative Assistant is required to assist the Kerrisdale Community Centre Society beginning in January 2013. This person must work independently and have skills to use Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint in Mac and PC. Duties include taking minutes (4 evening meetings per month, plus ad hoc meetings as needed), preparing agenda packages, attending to routine correspondence, and maintaining hard and soft office records and files. Hours vary from 40-75 hours/ month. Salary is up to $27.00/hour depending on experience. Please send application and resume to: President of the Board, Kerrisdale Community Centre Society, 5851 West Boulevard, Vancouver, V6M 3W9 before December 7, 2012.

REPORTER/PAGINATOR

Full-Time temporary position (nine month term) The Burnaby NOW and The New Westminster Record are looking for a dynamic individual who has a wide range of community newsroom skills and has an exceptional ability to juggle duties and responsibilities when faced with multiple deadlines. Our two-newspaper newsroom produces four editions per week with additional sections and manages a high-profile online presence via social media and our web sites. The individual must be able to quickly assume considerable responsibility in the newsroom and exercise sound news judgment and organizational abilities.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: • Reporting/paginating experience at a newspaper • Superior organizational skills • Ability to work well with others when faced with challenges • Fluency in social media • Must have a vehicle and valid driver’s license Interested applicants are invited to submit an application,with resume and two references, to editor Pat Tracy by 5 p.m. December 21. Email: ptracy@royalcityrecord.com please put ‘Job application’ in subject line. Mail: Attention: Pat Tracy, #201A, 3430 Brighton Avenue, Burnaby, B.C. V5A 3H4

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EXPERIENCED PARTS PERSON required immediately for Vancouver Island marine, power equipment, ATV & motorcycle dealership. Must have good people skills, computer & small engine knowledge. Year round, full-time, benefits package. Wages negotiable. May lead to managerial position. Fax resume to: (250) 286-6014.

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

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Dec. 15th - 9 AM 6780 Glover Rd., Langley B.C. 80-100 CARS, LIGHT TRUCKS & RV’s Industrial, Construction, Forklifts, Farm & Turf Equip., Fleet Trucks & Trailers, Lumber, Boats, Tools

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EMPLOYMENT ADVERTISING ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE We are looking for an experienced and driven sales professional for the role of Advertising Account Executive for Burnaby NOW and The Record. We are one of the most established community based organizations and are looking for people who share our passion for excellence. By utilizing your strong outside sales experience you will be responsible for providing integrated advertising solutions to local businesses, including print, digital and inserts. Your success will be measured by your ability to: • PROSPECT AND DEVELOP NEW BUSINESS • EXCEED CLIENT EXPECTATIONS • BUILD STRONG RELATIONSHIPS This position requires great attention to detail, the ability to multi-task, prioritize and work under tight timelines. We offer a great working environment, a competitive base salary and commission plan which includes an attractive benefits package. A valid BC drivers license and vehicle are required. If this sounds like the perfect fit, please email your resume and cover letter in confidence by December 28, 2012 to: Lara Graham Sales and Marketing Director Burnaby Now and The Record lgraham@burnabynow.com 201A-3430 Brighton Ave., Burnaby B.C. V5A 3H4 www.burnabynow.com www.royalcityrecord.com A division of Glacier Media Inc.

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Art & Collectibles

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

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Burial Plots

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

FOREST LAWN SideXside plots, WHISPERING PINE, LOT #114, GRAVES #7 & 8. $30,000 or best offer. Call: 604-298-0459 OCEAN VIEW, Burnaby Lot 763, in the Laburnam section, asking $12,000. Harold 604-279-8026

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ELNA XPRESSIVE software for elna sewing maching never used $900 778-788-4338

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

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Furniture

DINING TABLE, cherry wood, 53’’ expands with two 12’’ leafs, 4 matching chairs & buffet $450. 604-261-0829 FRUIT WOOD king size head board comes with 2 twin size type metal frames, cash & carry $65 obo, call 604-874-3727

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Tools & Equipment

WOODWORKING TOOLS for sale Craftsman: 10in. Table Saw $150, 15 amp 1/2in Plunge Router $200, 14 amp 7 1/4in. Circular Saw w/ laser $50, LaserTrac 2/3hp Drill Press $100, Mitre Saw w/ laser $100, Router & R. Table $150. Rex-Cut grinder $60, 7 1/4in. Skil circular saw $40. Call 604-731-7928.

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GRAND PIANO, Chickering, with bench. $2000 obo. Call 604-224-4001

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

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Cats ADORABLE COCKER-POO, 11 wks old female, very smart, needs home, $800, 778-886-6511

REGISTERED Himalayan Cats Top quality, health guaranteed pets $500 up, retired $200 up. Wait list kittens (604) 939-1231 www.dreamhimicattery.com

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FAMILY RAISED kittens, to nice homes only; prefer with children, $60 ea. Ph 1-604-794-5972 AMERICAN BULLDOG PUPS, ready for Xmas, dewormed, 1st shots, $1200ea, 604-230-1999

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WHISTLER CREEKSIDE, 3 bdrm, 2 bath, townhouse, all amen, linens etc. Avail Dec 26/27 - Jan 1/2. $350/night neg. Call 604-733-2577 or 604-932-3694

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AMERICAN BULLDOG PUPS, ready for Xmas, dewormed, 1st shots, $1200ea, 604-230-1999

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GIFT-GIVER GARAGE SALE! Alley, 1309 Maple St. Vancouver Sat & Sun Dec 8 & 9, 10 am to 2 pm* Cool, funky, and many new items!!! Sale by stationery junkie, long-time hoarder, and shopaholic-lover of unique items who is finally parting with treasures collected over the years. Lots of gift items here, starting at a nickel and going up! Household decor and kitchen gadgets. Thingamabobs and doomahickys. Toys. Small electricals. Craft items. Small leathers. Gift boxes & bags. Collector pens. Museum shop and art galley items. Tons of other fabulous buys. Something for everyone...and everyone on your gift list. * No earlybirds. Seriously. Rain or Shine.

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19th Annual WOMEN’S WINTER FAIRE Sat/Sun, Dec. 15/16 HERITAGE HALL 3102 Main, 11 am. - 6 pm. Featuring 50+ of BC’s finest women artists, artisans & craftswomen. $3 - $5 door donation will benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy. Faire history and vendor listing at: soundsandfuries.com/faire

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

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POMERANIAN 5 WEEKS 3 female puppies. Healthy, vet checked, dewormed, vaccinated. Ready to go for Dec 25. 5 - 7lb, full grown. $800. 604-460-8380. Email: nicolearchibald_644@ hotmail.com

3 SHELTIE puppies family raised and ready for their new homes December 6th 778-887-3615 ROTTI X Husky cute pups. Great x-mas gift. Ready Dec 20 3M-$370 tails docked. 4F-$350. Abby 604-626-9632

5 PB DOBERMAN Pups, black, tan, 1st shot, vet ✔ , dob Oct 9th, $1100, call 604-454-7534

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS NOTICE is hereby given that Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of KATHLEEN GRACE BOYLE, otherwise known as KATHLEEN BOYLE, and KATHLEEN G. BOYLE, Deceased, late of Royal Arch Masonic Home, 7850 Champlain Crescent, in the City of Vancovuer, in the Province of British Columbia, V5S 4C7, who died on the 7th day of July, 2012, in Vancouver, BC, are required to send full particulars of such claims to the undersigned Executor, Vancouver City Savings Credit Union on or before the 16th day of February, 2013, after which date the estate assets will be distributed, having regard only to claims that have been received. Vancouver City Savings Credit Union Executor 183 Terminal Avenue P.O. Box 2120, Station Terminal Vancouver, BC, V6B 5R8 Tel: 604-877-7585 Fax: 604-708-7852 CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let your past limit your holiday plans! Since 1989 Confidential, Fast Affordable - A+ BBB Rating EMPLOYMENT & TRAVEL FREEDOM Call for FREE INFO BOOKLET 1-8-NOW-PARDON (1-866-972-7366) www.RemoveYourRecord.com

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Re: The Estate of WILLIAM TEMPLE DALEY, Deceased NOTICE is Hereby Given that Creditors and others, having claims against the Estate of William Temple Daley, late of 2835 Sophia St, Vancouver British Columbia, who died on August 24, 2011 are hereby required to send the particulars thereof to the undersigned Personal Representative c/o Garry L. Stone PO Box 2782 Oak Harbor, WA. 98277, U.S.A, on or before January 10, 2013 after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received. Garry L. Stone, Personal Representative NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Re: The estate of KWAN HUI LUI also known as STANLEY LUI, Deceased, formerly of 3321 Dieppe Drive, Vancouver, B.C. V5M 4B8 Creditors and others having claims against the estate of KWAN HUI LUI also known as STANLEY LUI are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the executrix c/o Aikenhead Moscovich & Jones at 316 - 2800 East First Avenue, Vancouver, B.C. V5M 4P3 on or before January 4, 2013, after which date the executrix will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the executrix then has notice.

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NOTICE IS given to Hubert Kyle Mowatt of 708 50th Ave East Van. for the seizure and sale of: 1984 Oldsmobile Cutlass to recover rent owing.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Shigeharu Tamaki, deceased, formerly of 2150 East 38th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, are required to send full particulars of such claims to the undersigned Executors c/o Owen Bird Law Corporation, P.O. Box 49130, 2900 - 595 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC V7X 1J5, on or before the 7th day of January, 2013, after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received. James Yoshinobu Tamaki and Robert Ikuo Tamaki, Executors Owen Bird Law Corporation, Solicitors

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NOTICE is hereby given that Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of Maimu Koppel Reiart, Deceased, who died on October 24, 2012, are hereby required to send them to the undersigned Executor c/o of his solicitors McLellan Herbert, #310 - 800 W. Pender Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6C 2V6 before the 2nd day of January, 2013 after which date the Executor will distribute the said Estate among the parties entitled thereto, having regard only to the claims of which they then have notice.

Re: The estate of Maxine Williams, deceased, formerly of Vancouver, British Columbia Creditors and others having claims against the estate of Maxine Williams are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the Administrator c/o Landmark Law Group 780 -1333 West Broadway, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 4C1 on or before December 28, 2012, after which date the Administrator will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Administrator then has notice.

Executor: BMO Trust Company BMO Harris Private Banking By: Deidre J. Herbert McLELLAN HERBERT Barristers & Solicitors

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Notice is hereby given that Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of Freda Eva Roughton, formerly of 2963 West 40th Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia, deceased, who died on January 22, 2012 are hereby required to send particulars thereof to the undersigned Administrators c/o Janine A. S. Thomas, Janine A.S.Thomas Law Corporation, 200-736 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1G3 Attn: File No. 896-002 on or before January 1, 2013, after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received. Alan Charles Joseph Waldron Andrea Leslie Barclay Administrators Janine A.S. Thomas, Solicitor


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

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Vancouver West Side

'FIXER UPPER in MARPOLE. 2 bdrm 857sf $340K, park view. 201-1414 73rd. Pat Ginn SuttonWestCoast 604 220-9188 HUGE 1200SF 2br 2ba condo Kids, pets ok, 2nd fl with own side yard $285K 604-818-6080 see uSELLaHOME.com id5471

6008-10

CLOVERDALE UPDATED 696sf 1br condo, rents for $650 insuite laundry $99,500 604-341-9257 see uSELLaHOME.com id5500

Langley/ Aldergrove

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

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

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

6008

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-02

Abbotsford

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

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

6008-04

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

Burnaby

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

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

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

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

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

6008-14

Maple Ridge/ Pitt Mead.

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

6008-18

New Westminster

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

6008-06

Chilliwack

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

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

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

6008-26

Port Moody

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

PARTIAL OCEAN view, large 1270sf 2br+den 2ba in a +45 building SOLD! SOLD! SOLD!!! see uSELLaHOME.com id5574

For Sale by Owner

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

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

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6020-02

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 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

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

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

6020-04

Burnaby

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

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6020-06

Chilliwack

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

6020-08

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Coquitlam

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

REDUCED 3136SF 7br 3.5ba fabulous vu, below assessment CDS lot $688,800 604-498-2616 see uSELLaHOME.com id5595

6020-12

Ladner/ South Delta

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

6020-14

Langley/ Aldergrove

211/80B AV 3034sf 6br 5ba with legal 2br basement suite, quiet crescent $589,900 604-649-6030 see uSELLaHOME.com id5607

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

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

Mission

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

Houses - Sale

6020-01

Chilliwack

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

6020-20 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

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

Houses - Sale

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

11 ACRE lot w/1296sf 3br 2ba Updated modular home Ryder Lake area $475K 604-316-7775 see uSELLaHOME.com id5640

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

6020

Abbotsford

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

2BDRM/1.5BTH INVESTMENT Property in Lower Lonsdale. 862sq ft w/ 800sq ft patio. $289,000. Call: (604) 961-4349 IMMACULATE 984SF 2br condo insuite laundry, mountain view 40+ bldg $95,300 604-703-3839 see uSELLaHOME.com id5543

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

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

6015

Houses - Sale

S. Surrey/ White Rock

Ladner/ South Delta

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

6008-12

6008-42

6020

6020-01

299K, 2 bdrm, 845sf. Great location, near transit/shops. Move in for Christmas. Open house Sat. Dec. 1, 1:30-3:30pm. #104-2600 E 49th. Call Pat @ Sutton WestCoast 604 220-9188.

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

BUSINESSES FOR SALE

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Vancouver East Side 5BDRM/3BTH HOUSE Steveston, Richmond Ideally near Westwind & Homer elementary & McMath High schools. Dbl. glzd, lrg deck, hard -wood, reno’d bathroom & kitchen $787,000. 604-762-6921

6008-36 **Best Mortgage Rates**

For Sale by Owner

6015

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

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

MULTI FAMILY, 10 RENTAL HOMES in Mission with $91,000 net income, on 6.5 acres, $1,025,000. 604 838-8692

6020-22

New Westminster

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


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Houses - Sale

6020-24

North Delta

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Surrey

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Surrey

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Surrey

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Houses - Sale

6020-38

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

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

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

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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

Port Moody

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

6035

Other Areas BC

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

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

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

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

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

CLOVERDALE 3850SF 6br 5ba 3lvl 2/suite potential on 1/2ac GD lot, $789,800 778-549-2056 see uSELLaHOME.com id5564

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

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

6040 LANGLEY NR town fully reno’d 2474sf home on 5ac ppty, bsmt suite $1,150,000 604-825-3966 see uSELLaHOME.com id5582

Industrial/ Commercial

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

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

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

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

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GREEN TIMBERS reno’d 2400 sf 4br 3ba, lg 7800sf lot, bsmt suite $559,000 604-727-9240 see uSELLaHOME.com id5617

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

6020-36

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

Tsawwas.

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

Cancer June 21-July 22: Work and health concerns remain important for two more weeks. Though early Sunday is sluggish, restful, the eve into Tuesday offers beauty, nature’s poetry, charming kids and romantic notions. Insight mixes with blind spots, so don’t take life-changing steps. Chores and health claim attention Tuesday afternoon to Thursday – charge in, almost everything succeeds. Thursday afternoon starts two days of exciting meetings, attractions, opportunities, fresh horizons – and possible enmity or challenge. (So practise diplomacy.) Long-range, believe in love – it’s coming (2013/14?). Leo July 23-Aug. 22: Charge after what/who you want. Take a chance; risks are likely to lead to bountiful rewards. Enroll kids in a great school. If you’re single and want someone, say so – to him/ her. Your creative talents are right there, waiting to be used. You’ll win at sports, games and cards. Don’t delay – only 12 days remain of this splendid, rewarding phase. True love might come from a group meeting, or from friends’ introduction. (So don’t avoid parties, gatherings.) These themes are especially strong midweek. Earlier (Sunday eve to early Tuesday) be restful, contemplate. Chores, Friday/Saturday. Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Settle down, settle in all week, especially midweek. Your domestic situation is warm, vibrant, welcoming – and taking a few naps in the sunny window would be a good idea. It’s hibernation time – any extra rest you get now will redound to your benefit Dec. 21 onward, when adventure, creativity and romance approach (and demand extra energy). Sunday afternoon to midday Tuesday brings errands, trips, communications with fascinating (romantic?) overtones. You might speak with a mate prospect. Romantic and creative notions arise Thursday noon to Saturday – but don’t push. Rest.

PENDER ISLAND, level building lot (3819 Pirates Rd) 0.36 ac/ 15,681 sq ft with water sewer, hydro, cable at lot line. By owner only $109,900. 604-988-2653

Okanagen/ Interior

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

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Tim Stephens' Astral Reflections Aries March 21 - April 19: Your wise, mellow mood continues, as do a stream of opportunities in far travel, education, publishing, law, cultural venues and other profound zones. You might find these end up as smaller things, or that smaller things lead to or benefit the bigger. (E.g., far, foreign travel becomes lucky when you engage in short, local trips. Or a large publishing venture emerges from a series of smaller emails.) This week and next, you’ll be increasingly drawn into these areas (travel, education, etc.) – to your benefit. A love affair might arrive. Bosses, parents are temperamental: smile! Taurus April 20-May 20: Early week brings an exciting or inspiring meeting, perhaps the stirrings of passion. Your instincts are accurate here regarding communicating, friendship, light romance (so make a light, friendly phone call) – but you might be fooled (perhaps by yourself) regarding sex, intimacy and “possession.” These last themes (intimacy) become more pronounced Tuesday afternoon to Thursday – you will probably learn clearly where another stands. Your sexual and financial antennae are alert: a good investment or debt reduction opportunity awaits. Wisdom, gentle moods flow over you late week. Gemini May 21-June 20: Tackle chores Sunday p.m. to pre-dawn Tuesday. (Avoid working with or on the water, laundry appliances, etc.) The tone of this month is struck Tuesday afternoon to Thursday morning: relationships, opportunities, relocation themes, exciting meetings – and possible competition or opposition. (Defuse these with diplomacy and cheerful softness.) Thursday midday to midday Saturday brings secrets, financial and sexual urges, and health concerns – a bonanza awaits if you research, investigate. These days can deepen a bond with someone. You can make a great new friend this week. Talk!

HOPE, COUNTRY living 1850sf 4br 2ba rancher on lg ½ ac lot mtn vu $272,500 604-869-3119 see uSELLaHOME.com id5611

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Mobile Homes

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

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

Westburn. dan@realestatehomes.net

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

6020-52

Lots & Acreage

Vancouver East Side

OPEN HOUSE Sat/Sun May 12 & 13th, 10am - 2pm, 2396 East 39th Ave. 50x140 lot, 1,050 sqft bungalow, asking $1.2 mllion.

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

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Out Of Town Property

1.6 ACRE OCEAN VIEW PROPERTY, in Town, Sointula, Malcolm Island, N.Vanc Island. Assessed $132,000, Sell $129,500. 5 pm 604-628-4592 PRINCETON, BC 15.78 acres Panoramic views, hydro, well, pumphouse, & septic installed. $384,900. 1-250-295-1811 p15.78@hotmail.com

ARIZONA- EXCHANGE for property in Canada. As new 2 SXS duplex’s in Fountain Hills. Valued $188k per unit, or $360k for both. Call 604-926-2785

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

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

Lots & Acreage

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

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

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6035

Mobile Homes

BLOW OUT 1100SF 2br 2ba dbl wide, must be moved off Abbotsford site $6K 604-850-6498 see uSELLaHOME.com id5315

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

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Dec. 9 - Dec. 15, 2012

Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: Paperwork, calls, visits, casual friends, siblings and errands fill your days – especially midweek. Channel all anger or friction into the physical side of home: repairs, renos, landscaping, etc. In some extreme cases, the choice becomes: renos, etc., or the possible end of a relationship (if it formed since January 2011). Both can also occur: think deeply before acting. Chase money Sunday p.m., Monday. Home (and those potential repairs, etc., and domestic friction) is accented Thursday afternoon to Saturday noon. Paradoxically, new friendship and/or love might also blossom. Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Continue to chase money – especially Tuesday eve to Wednesday midnight. A new earning (or spending) project brews these two days – it might be luckily connected to an investment or money partnership/association. (Unusual example: your spouse finds employment for you.) This is a good interval (Tuesday eve/night) to purchase land, food/shelter items, children’s items, electronics and high-tech, especially if they’re tools of your trade. A sensual relationship might blossom – but it would not suit marriage. Earlier, Sunday/Monday, your charisma, energy soar. Errands, calls, Friday. Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Your energy, charisma and effectiveness remain high – and surge even higher midweek. Start important things, make contact, see and be seen. If you’re single, someone’s attracted. Though you hold the short-term advantage, they hold the long-term one. You might have to make the first move (or genuflection). Remember, until next July you will benefit hugely from approaching others, being a team player, forging a link in love or business. Throw aside false pride: embrace good fortune. Rest, plan Sunday to Tuesday afternoon. Chase money, Thursday eve onward. Buy on Friday.

Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Continue to retreat, rest and plan rather than charge into the hurly- burly world. Your energy is low, especially midweek. Hopes rise Sunday eve to Tuesday; you’re inspired in social zones, fooled in monetary ones. Midweek deepens your thoughts: be sure to fulfill governmental, institutional or head office requirements, paperwork. Your energy and charisma rise somewhat late Thursday to midday Saturday. A wish could come true (Friday) – but more probably, you will take a step toward fulfillment of a much larger wish or life goal, one that might take 1015 years to manifest: good! Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Wishes can come true, especially midweek. Your social life continues to expand or buoy you. Life’s good! Be ambitious Sunday p.m. to Tuesday noon – don’t mix money and friendship. Popularity, light romance, entertainment, group functions arrive Tuesday to Thursday – welcome these. Envision your future, make plans. (Try this: after 5 p.m. PST, but before 9:30, write your deepest wish on a blank paper, fold it in half twice, then put it under your mattress. Leave it there until you forget about it.) Retreat, rest Thursday eve to Saturday noon – after this, your energy soars. Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: Charge after your ambitions, especially midweek, when a new project, career role,or status opportunity begins to form.Though Sunday morn is misty, mysterious, the afternoon into Tuesday bring wisdom and a mellow mood. A subtle difficulty might underlie peer relationships, but relations with higher-ups will improve over the few weeks ahead. The world looks bright, happy Thursday afternoon to Saturday noon – your popularity rises, light romance or other social joys arrive, and a minor wish (about money?) might come true. By Saturday eve, withdraw to rest and contemplate. timstephens@shaw.ca


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Recreation Property

Out Of Town Property

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

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

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❑ All Renovations ❑ All Home Repairs ❑ All Painting

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

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

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

6052

Real Estate Investment

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

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

LOT & Trailer. This little gem is located 120 miles from Van, pool - C.H, hiking, fishing, history of Caretaker, maint $775/yr, reduced winter price $30,000. Lot 33 - 30860 Trans Canada Hwy Yale BC. Ph 1-604-792-6764

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

PALM SPRINGS Vacation Home 55+ Gated Park, $119K, 1800sf, BR 2.5 BA. Call 604-737-7756 RV LOT at CULTUS LAKE HOLIDAY PARK with year round camping access; finished in paving stones, low fees. All ament Grt loc. Moving must sell $107,500. 1-604-795-9785

Clean Sweep?

6065

www.hillcrestplumbing.com

RENTALS

HOME SERVICES

1 BDRM / 1 BATH UBC Available immediately. Walk to class, study in quiet setting. All appliances, fireplace, balcony, storage, UG pkg, carpeted, diswasher. Mature, responsible, quiet only. Quiet bldg, great for grad student, faculty, etc. 1 year lease. $1,550/mo (604) 230-0321 email: psampson@telus.net

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

6505

6508

Apartments & Condos

Apt/Condos

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

Phone 604-228-1417

LANGARA GARDENS #101 - 621 W. 57th Ave, Van

Spacious 1, 2 & 3 BR Rental Apartments & Townhouses. Heat, hot water & lrg storage locker included. Many units have in-suite laundry and lrg patios/balconies with gorgeous views. Tasteful gardens, swimming pools, hot tub, gym, laundry, gated parking, plus shops & services. Near Oakridge Centre, Canada Line stations, Langara College, Churchill High School & more. Sorry no pets. www.langaragardens.com

Call 604-327-1178

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

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

6510

Co-ops

WIT’S END HOUSING CO-OP

(1592 S.W. Marine Dr, Vanc.) Marpole Area. Now accepting applications for a 2 BR Handicapped Unit in a family oriented complex. • Close to bus and all amenities. • Rent $966 • Shares $1900 • Sorry no dogs allowed (unless registered working dogs). • Min 2 indoor cats allowed. To apply please email: witsendcoop@shawbiz.ca Or mail: Box 409 - 1592 SW Marine Dr, Vancouver V6P 6M1

6540

Houses - Rent

2 BDRM House, on quiet street, 1 brdm suite dwn stairs, 1 blk away from 29th Ave skytrain, up $1250 dwn $850. Call 604-813-3321

8015 8030

Appliance Repairs

Carpentry

Since 1989

RENOS • REPAIRS 9129 Shaughnessy St., Van.

732-8453

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

8055

Cleaning

CLEANING SERVICE. Reas rates, specializing in homes. Guar work. Refs avail. 604-715-4706

STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN ● No Qualification - Low Down ● RICHMOND - 8031 Ryan Rd, 3Br Condo, Quiet, Spacious Top Flr, Cental, Convenient Area...$888/M

ORGANIC CLEANING Services. All supplies incl’d, reas. rates, 15yrs exp. Call 604-345-5214

Call 604-RTO-HOME/604-786-4663 www.ReadySetOwn.ca

6595

Shared Accommodation

6595-75

Vancouver West Side

1 BR upr ste, Kitsilano, $650 incls utils, share bath, ns/np, available Now, 604-731-7479

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

2 BR, bright newer bsmt ste, avail now, W 27th Ave & Cambie, d/w, insuite w/d, min 1 yr lease, $1350 incls heat, hydro, cable, internet. Refs, ns np 604-218-8208 2 BR glvl ste, 1 bath, Poplar St/ Marine Dr, nr bus/Superstore, very clean, quiet area, no pets, avail Now, 604-324-7475

6605

Townhouses Rent

BURNABY COURT 2 BR family complex. Priv patio, free ug parking, laundry hookups. $1020.00/mo. 604-723-7012

8075

Drywall

8060

Concrete

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

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

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

ALWAYS DONE RIGHT WITH INTEGRITY

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

Since 1989

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

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

8080

Electrical

A. LIC. ELECTRICIAN #19807 Semi-retired wants small jobs only. 604-689-1747, pgr 604-686-2319 A Lic’d. Electrician #30582. Rewiring & Reno, Appliance/ Plumbing. Rotor Rooter and Hydro Pressure Jetting Service, 778-998-9026 or 604-255-9026 Free Est / 24/7 ALL YOUR electrical & reno needs. Lic’d electrician #37940. Insured, bonded & WCB. Free est Reasonable rates 604-842-5276 ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR Lic’d. Bonded, Ins, Res/Com. 30 yrs exp, #4441 604-726-7616

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

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

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

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

8073

Excavating

RENOS • REPAIRS 9129 Shaughnessy St., Van.

604-253-0049

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

8087

# 1 DRAINAGE, STONE WORK & DEMOLITION

732-8453

AMBLESIDE 3 bdrm + den, 3 ba, quiet, view, pet ok, N/s pref. $2850+ut. immed 604-317-1553

MOVING?

8090

Drainage

Fencing/Gates

West Coast Cedar Installations New or repaired outdoor cedar ★ specialists since 1991 ★ 604-270-2358 or 604-788-6458

8105

Flooring/ Refinishing

Artistry of Hardwood Floors

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

8120

Glass Mirrors

Commercial/Residential

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

Tel: 604-603-9655

8125

Gutters

POWER WASHING PLUS

OIL TANK Restoration & Removal, Drainage & Sump Services, Call 604-230-1472

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

GREENWORX ★ Drainage Sewer & Water, video inspecions & jack hammer 604.782.4322

Call Ken 604-716-7468

Hillcrest Plumbing + Heating Discount Sales / Parts + Service

Recreation Property

Sell it in the Classifieds!

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

CLIP ‘N SAVE! Vancouver 604-879-1415 Richmond 604-244-0220

❑ Bathrooms ❑ Kitchens ❑ Basements

604-732-8453

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

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

604-879-1415 (Vancouver, BC) 604-596-1077 (Surrey, BC) or OR 604-244-0220 (Richmond,BC) BC) 604-879-1415 (Vancouver,

9129 Shaughnessy St., Vancouver

HIGHBURY APARTMENTS

SPECTACULAR ISLAND VIEWS (10) San Juan Islands, Anacortes - Biz Pt. $830,000 USD 4,100 sq.ft. on .5 acres, 5 br with in-suite bath, oversized 4 car garage 38’ long x 16’ High RV garage. Custom home ICF exterior walls, geothermal heat system. MLS# 313575 Alan Weeks 3688 Birch Way, Anacortes, ZIP 98221-8440 (425)691-9515 alanweeks@comcast.net

HILLCREST PLUMBING AND HEATING OFFER

Hillcrest Plumbing & Heating Offer Expires September 30, 2011

604

630.3300

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

604-630-3300 • www.househunting.ca Call or visit us online today to discover the latest listings in your favorite neighbourhoods!

WEST SIDE DRAINAGE & SEWER 15% OFF - 604-722-1105 Red Seal Plumbing, Backed Up Drains, Sewer Mains, Water Mains, Burst Pipes, Camera Inspection, 604-618-4988

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

WEST SIDE GUTTERS 15% OFF 604-722-1105

Call 604-630-3300 to place your ad

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


HOME SERVICES Handyperson

8193

Oil Tank Removal

FLECK CONTRACTING LTD.

Since 1989

RENOS • REPAIRS 9129 Shaughnessy St., Van.

732-8453

BOGI House Maintenance Fencing, painting , flooring, plumbing. All repairs & renos. 778-865-0846

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

Off: 604-266-2120 Cell: 604-290-8592 HANDYMAN, reno, kitchen, bath, plumbing, countertop, flooring, painting, etc. Mic, 604-725-3127 HOME REPAIRS - No job too small. Carpentry, painting, fencing, drywall, baseboards, lam flooring, deck repairs, p/washing, gutters. Refs Brian Evans 604-266-2547/785-4184 MR. BUILD - Renos and Repairs. Est 1989. 9129 Shaughnessy St. Please call 604-732-8453 R’s Vinyl Windows Patio Doors, Entrance Drs, Concrete, Welding, Free Est. 778-863-1944

8160

Serving West Side since 1987

Painting/ Wallpaper

8195

D&M PAINTING

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

monkeytreeservices.com

PN 2030-A

WILDWOOD LANDSCAPING Hedge Trimmimg & Tree Pruning & Hedge Removal Fall Clean Up Chaffer Control & Lawn Restoration. Comm/Strata/Res Aerating & Power Raking. Free Estimates. 604-893-5745 JIM’S MOWING 604-310-JIMS (5467) www.jimsmowing.ca Ny Ton Gardening Yard Clean Up, Prunning, Shrubs, Hedging, Trimming, etc. 604-782-5288 ★ SD ENTERPRISES ★ Gardening, Lawncare, landscaping, pruning, clean-up, cedar fencing. Call Terry, 604-726-1931

8185

Moving & Storage

AFFORDABLE MOVING 1 to 3 Men

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

45

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

FREE ESTIMATES Seniors Discount

604-537-4140 www.affordablemoversbc.com

$35/HOUR PER PERSON • 24/7 Abe Moving & Delivery and Rubbish Removal. 604-999-6020 TwoGuysWithATruck.ca Moving, Storage, Free EST 604-628-7136. Visa, OK

8193

MORNINGSTAR PAINTERS

• Expedient Precision Finishes • Repairs plus Full Service Painting • 25 yrs Exp. Interior - Exterior Avail. thru Dec. Perfection on Time! Free Estimate - Work Guaranteed

Oil Tank Removal

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

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

‘Old Home Specialist’

Steve ✔

604-324-3351

WESTMOR

Plumbing Ltd

Res - Com Professional Service FLAT RATE 7 DAYS/WK

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

8240

AaronR CONST

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

aaronrconstruction.com

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

FERREIRA HOME IMPROVEMENTS

SADAKA PAINTING Int/Ext, power washing. Call Zoran (604) 723-0502

8220

Plumbing

604-318-4390

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

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

HOME ADVANTAGE Contracting Ltd

Residential & Commercial Renovations licensed - Insured - WCB

For Free Estimates Call Ryan 778.809.6677 homeadvantagecontracting@gmail.com

(604) 773-5511 24/7 EMERGENCY Response Plumbing and Restoration Certified Plumbers, Gas Fitters, Water, Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration Technicians. Fast response, clean work, Superior service. Visa / MasterCard accepted. Call: (604) 773-5511

Since 1989

RENOS • REPAIRS 9129 Shaughnessy St., Van.

732-8453

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

Call Jim

731-8875

RED SEAL •Backed Up Drains •Sewer Mains •Water Mains •Burst Pipes •Camera Inspection 24 hr. Emergency Services

604-618-4988

RJR CONSTRUCTION Small Projects Division. www.rjrrenovator.com Call 604-254-1760

Auto Finance

Gary, 604-897-3614

Bad, None, or NEW CREDIT?

drytech.ca ROOFING/ RE-ROOFING Leak Repairs & Chimney Repairs

We Loan Our Own $$$$

Jack’s Rubbish

Disposal & Recycling Best Price Guaranteed Fully Insured

SAVE $ 604-228-ROOF (7663)

604-266-4444

STORMRIDER ROOF REPAIRS

Disposal & Recycling

Showroom: 1230 West 75th Ave.

• Concrete Tiles • Skylights • Rain Gutters

604-803-2808 WEST SIDE ROOFING

604-722-1105 FF 15% O TODAY!

Student Works

Trips start at

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

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

8300

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

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

8309

To advertise call

604-630-3300

Local Buyers You know your

Local Buyersand you community You your can know trust the folks community you know. and you can trust the folks you know. 604-630-3300 www.vancourier.com

604-630-3300 www.vancourier.com

Collectibles & Classics

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

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

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

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

Tiling

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

9125

Domestic

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

1990 EAGLE Talon 1 owner, 4 cyl aircared, 129k kms, perma shine, serv/recds. $2500. 604-433-4859 1993 PLYMOUTH Sundance 126 K, 4 dr, w/hatch, 2.2L, $2000 obo. Great 1st car 604-809-6353

1995 PONTIAC Gran Prix 2 dr, V6 auto, 140K kms, aircared, new tires/brakes $1800 604-924-1511

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

8315

Tree Services

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

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

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

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

8335

Window Cleaning

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

List It. Sell It. Guaranteed.

]ZM PS\T XDENWVEXVJ

9110

Stucco/Siding/ Exterior

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

ROOF LEAKS? ★ Waters Home Maintenance ★ Free Est. 604-738-6606

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

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

RUBBISH REMOVAL

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

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

John 778-288-8009

10% OFF with this ad w w w.student worksdisposal.com

AMBLESIDE ROOFING

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

Collectibles & Classics

$49

★KING JUNK Removal ★ Residential/Comm, Reas Rates, Free Est, 778-960-1136

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

9110

B i n s f ro m 5 - 3 0 y a rd s a v a i l .

604-722-1105

Why? Why? Trusted Sellers Trusted Sellers You know the sellers You and know so do the we.sellers No scams. No we. concerns. and so do No ]ZM PS\TNo XDENWVEXVJ scams. concerns.

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

9102

Over 500 Cars Available Through our 9 Dealerships!

15 Years Experience RE-ROOF & REPAIR SPECIALIST ~ No Job Too Small ~

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

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

Rubbish Removal

YOU WORK? YOU DRIVE?

Craig Can’t Do That.

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

8255

A49

AUTOMOTIVE

FRASERVIEW COAST TO COAST ROOFING LTD. ROOFING

Additions, renos & new const. Concrete forming & framing specialist. Patrick 604-218-3064

Complete Plumbing & Drain Cleaning Services 7 Days A Week Seniors Discounts Small Repairs to Renovations Hot Water Tanks, Garburators Sinks, Faucets, Toilets, Bath Tubs Very Reasonable Rates Licensed Plumber and Gas Fitter

Roofing

Renovations & Home Improvement

604-306-3043

PROFESSIONAL PAINTER more than 10 yrs. Small jobs ok. Call Serj 604-377-2417

8250

YOUR WAY

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

Masonry

MASONRY and REPAIRS •Stone Walls •Bricks •Chimneys •Slate •Fireplaces •Pavers •Landscaping •Concrete. 10% Senior discount. George • 778-998-3689

604-731-2443

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

604

8175

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

★ 3 Licensed Plumbers ★ 66 years of exp. 604-830-6617 www.oceansidemechanical.com

Established Tree Management

Free Estimates/Insured

Certified Plumber & Gas Fitter

10% Off with this Ad! For all your plumbing, heating & reno needs. Lic Gas Fitter, Aman. 778-895-2005

MONKEY TREE

604 833-2479

Plumbing

604-724-3832

Lawn & Garden

Pruning • Ornamentals Tree Removal Stump Grinding

8220

LADFV XDEWS\SDEA LADFV HCCQM XDEWS\SDEA HCCQM

8130

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2012 THE VANCOUVER COURIER

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

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

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

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

UZHBHE\VVWJ [HQQ DB GDDR DEQSEV Local EDPJBuyers Trusted Vendors,

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

2008 Pontiac G5 28,244 kms, Automatic SE 4Dr Blue Sedan, 2.2 litre DOHC engine, cruise control, AC, remote side mirrors, power door locks, keyless entry, theft system, CD MP3 Player $9,900 Call: (604) 873-9579 email: pmgw@shaw.ca

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

1987 PONTIAC FIERO auto, collectors plates, 4 cyl, new brakes, garage kept 169km $3100 604-987-0926

Trusted Vendors, Local Buyers

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

2011 Dodge Charger SE 1,700 kms. Very cool,mint,smells new! $24,600obo. Gord 778-300-2538 2011 FOCUS S SEDAN 4DR SDN silver $ 11,950 #1109552A WWW.KEYWESTFORD.COM 1-866-549-8503 301 Stewardson Way, New Westminister

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

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AUTOMOTIVE cont. from previous page

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Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

9155

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

Luxury Cars

1989 BENTLEY Eight, Immac, 68,000 kms, gorgeous charcoal/ tan, no accidents, show winner $19,900 obo 604-889-2525 2008 HARLEY D, Sportster, 1200low, 4400km, cost $14K, ask $10K, 604-847-9353 Chill aft 5pm 2010 TRIUMPH American Motorcycle, 900 cc, never driven, $8500 obo. 604-533-4962 morn/ eve

9145

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

THE SCRAPPER SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL

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

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES 2H

9155

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

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

Sports & Imports

2004 BMW 530i, 92K, MS89364A, Auto, 6 speed $16,888 Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

2007 GMC Yukon Denali, $34,888 61K, 6 sp/auto, AWD, EH371775, Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

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

2002 Ford Escape Black w/ Grey Auto, V6, 2 WD, A/C,new trans. 202,000kms Clean Good Cond. $5200. (778) 772-5513

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

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

9160

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

2007 NISSAN Versa, Blue, manual, Stk# K12359A $4,888 Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

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

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

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

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

2008 FORD Escape Hybrid, Grey, Stk# Y12073B, $14,995 Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331 2004 MAZDA 626, black, leather, auto, ht seats, gd cond, 110k km, aircared. $8000. 604-440-4322

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

1991 MERCEDES BENZ 300C. Auto, new tires. 111,000 km. Exc condition. $6,500. 604-786-6495 2004 NISSAN Maxima SE $13,888,91k, EH64446 Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

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

Boats

2010 MAZDA 6 GS, $15,888, 65K, EH30195 Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

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

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

9522

RV’s/Trailers

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

★MUST SELL★ REDUCED TO $15,800 OBO 2009 VW BEETLE light blue ext. black int. 38,500kms, automatic, fully loaded, sunroof mfgr. warranty. call 604-836-1014 NEED CHEAP AUTOBODY ? www.cheapautobody.ca 604-341-7738

Vans

1997 FORD Aerostar, 1 senior owner, local service, doctor says must sell $1975, 604-943-1922

2000 MAZDA MPV LX, gold, 4 cyl, 195000km, auto, airbags, pw, ps, Scratches on exterior, $2,100 604-986-7533 2002 SIENNA 4DR LE gray $ 8,888 #2299506 WWW.KEYWESTFORD.COM 1-866-549-8503 301 Stewardson Way, New Westminister 2002 WINDSTAR (Ford) 145 kms, good cond., $2975. 604-392-3909 after 4pm or all day wkends

1998 NOMAD 5th Wheel 25 ft. 1 slide; Standup/walk around Bdrm $12,000 604-796-2866 2004 PLEASUREWAY Plateau M/H, Mercedes Benz diesel, Mi. 61,588K, Immac cond & loaded. $54,900. Ph 1-604-220-5005

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

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

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

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

2008 Mazda Speed 3. Mint (stock), 43,000km, 6 spd, Turbo 2.3L. $18,000. 604-715-4835.

1992 SUBARU Loyal S/W, 4 cyl, auto, aircared, pwr grp, exc cond, all rec. $1950 obo. 604-433-3039 1994 PONTIAC Trans Am GT red with grey int., well maint., lady driven $4800. Serious inquires only. Ph 604-997-2583

Vans

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

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

Sports & Imports

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2004 DODGE Durango, 4 dr SUV, 128,104 $11,995 Stk# K121193B. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC

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

9160

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

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

2005 XTERRA 79,000 kms Manual, 4wd, new tires & brakes, exc cond, drk grey, all receipts, detailed, $16,500 604-761-7507

#1 FREE Scrap Vehicle Removal Ask about $500 Credit!!! $$ PAID for Some 604.683.2200 JORDANI’S FREE SCRAP CAR REMOVAL. Top $$ for complete cars. 7 days/wk, 604-720-0067

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

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

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

NO WHEELS, NO PROBLEM

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

2002 HYUNDAI Elantra GT, 4 dr h/b, 5sp, 118K, new tires, loaded, $3400 obo, 604-325-4671

Scrap Car Removal

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

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

Sports & Imports

1998 HONDA Accord Ex, 4dr, loaded, 150K, exc cond, good tires, $4600 obo, 604-812-4912 2008 HARLEY D, Nighttrain, 110 cu.in 11K, cost $31K, ask $20K, 604-847-9353 (Chill) after 5pm

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

9160

2006 ACURA 3.2 TL custom fully loaded, 300 HP 6 spd. 125,000 km on body, only 44,000 km on engine $15,500. 604-241-0357

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

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

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

Sports & Imports

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

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

1993 Mazda MX-6 LS Mint condition. Automatic 171,000 kms. V6, Auto, AirCrd, Lady owned. $3,900 firm. Call: (778) 689-6094

9160

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

2008 VW City Jetta, 89,000km, tiptronic, new tires, heated seats, aluminum tires, 1st owner. $13,800. Call 604-921-4701

2003 FORD Windstar, exc condition, 1 owner, blue, loaded, 102K, $6000, 604-244-7114

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

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

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

2004 FORD F350, Diesel, pristine cond Stk# AB10252A. $15,995. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

1997 JAGUAR XK8 cpe, black, blk lther int, 84,000 ks, full load, all records, DB7 rims, sport pckg $9900 firm. 778-889-6557

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

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

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

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


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WEEKLY SPECIALS 100% BC Owned and Operated Prices Effective December 6 to December 12, 2012.

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

Grocery Department Shady Maple Organic Maple Syrup

Meat Department Liberté Yogurt

2/6.00

9.99

500ml product of Canada

5.99lb/ 13.21kg

750g

product of Canada

Imperial Organic Tea

assorted varieties

2/7.00

2/6.00

product of USA

Deli Department

The Udder Guy's Ice Cream

Erewhon Organic Cereal

assorted varieties

assorted varieties

2/7.00

4.99

3.99

assorted varieties

4.29

assorted varieties

from 2.49

225ml

Bulk Department

Kans Grain Conscious Entertaining Delectable Indian Delicacies

113g

product of USA/China

product of France

227g

reg 4.99

Eden Natural and Organic Snacks

Pecans

made without wheat

bags or bins

2.99/100g

20% off regular retail price

reg 3.29

Kicking Horse Organic Fair Trade Coffee assorted varieties

Simply Organic Packaged Organic Gravy Mixes assorted varieties

from 10.99

4/5.00

454 g • product of Canada

Life Choices Breaded Frozen Chicken or Fish

2.99

3.99

946ml +deposit +eco fee • product of USA

5.99

Way Better For You Snacks

Simply Organic Spices

assorted varieties

assorted varieties

2.79

from 1.79

6-69g • product of USA

Kikkoman Sauces and Soup

Pearl’s Frozen Perogies

assorted varieties

assorted varieties 30g-591ml

product of USA/Japan

2/6.00

170g

Nature’s Gate offers a wide range of fluoride-free and sulfate-free natural toothpastes for the entire family.

550g

Sugared Ginger or Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies

product of Canada

from 2.19

4.49

levain style

assorted varieties

500-600g

156g • product of USA

Nature’s Gate Toothpaste

Organic Sourdough Bread

24-28g

Odwalla Fruit Smoothie Blends

assorted varieties

6.99

Health Care Department

Bakery Department

product of USA

2.98

5llb bag product of USA

1.58lb/ 3.48kg

assorted varieties

500ml

product of USA

St. Dalfour Spreads

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Biodynamic Organic Fuji Apples from JMJ Orchard in Oliver, B.C.

Summer Fresh Dips

product of Canada

284-326g

Texas Rio Star Grapefruits

425-454g

product of Canada

PRICING

1.98

14.99lb/ 33.05kg

made with organic corn, assorted varieties

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Mexico Grown

Barbecue Salmon Strips or Tips

Que Pasa Tortilla Chips

18 bags

Organic Hot House Grown Long English Cucumbers

value pack

assorted varieties

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Produce Department

Lean Organic Ground Beef

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Rice Bakery

Alba Hawaiian Body Care

from 5.99

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Boiron Stodal Cough Medicine

12.99

Rice Rum Balls

250ml Adult or Child

4.49

Provides effective relief of wet and dry cough in adults and children. Honey or Sugar-Free available.

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Choices’ Star of the Season Program

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November 1st – December 24th

Your donation of only $2 supports the growth of healthy communities. Now in its 11th year, Choices’ Star of the Season enriches the lives of families all across Metro Vancouver and the Central Okanagan. Kindly donated by Calabar Printers, Choices’ Holiday Stars may be purchased between November 1st and December 24th for a donation of $2.00.

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2627 W. 16th Ave. Vancouver 604.736.0009

3493 Cambie St. Vancouver 604.875.0099

1888 W. 57th Ave. Vancouver 604.263.4600

1202 Richards St. Vancouver 604.633.2392

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3248 King George Blvd. South Surrey 604.541.3902

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8683 10th Ave. Burnaby 604.522.0936

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