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his past Tuesday morning, 12-year-old Toby Pilley-Main had a plan. The budding chef, who is home schooled, and his babysitter were going to shop along Commercial Drive for not only his mother’s Christmas present, but also the ingredients to make her special meals to celebrate the holidays. The pair shopped first at the SuperValu grocery store at Commercial and East First Avenue, and while paying for the food with money he’d received as a gift, Toby placed his wallet on the counter. That was the last time he saw it. “That’s when I started running around looking for it,” Toby told the Courier during a phone conversation Tuesday afternoon. “When I was running around I kept hearing Christmas carols and they were playing ‘I’ll be home for Christmas.’” Toby’s babysitter was convinced the woman standing behind Toby took the wallet. Toby’s mother, Susan Main, told the Courier the babysitter chased the woman out of the store. “Our babysitter caught up with her when she was getting on a bus and said if you just give back the bank card she’d forget the rest, but she denied everything and got

Toby Pilley-Main in the kitchen where he likes to cook for his mom Susan Main. away on the bus,” said Main. The wallet — engraved with the words “Call of Duty Rules” — contained the bank card and $50. “That was all of the money he

had,” said Main, a self-employed, single mother who works in social media. “It’s even worse because this is Toby’s first Christmas since his dad died so it’s quite sad.”

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Jonathan Tobias Pilley died in May from serious injuries he suffered while mountain biking on Cypress Mountain. He was 43. Toby was quite happy to share

with the Courier the recipes he had planned to make for his mother. Sounding like an accomplished chef, Toby described a brunch including eggs with chorizo sausage, jalapeno havarti cheese and back bacon. Dessert was to have been bread paired with cambozola cheese and a “nice pop.” Toby had planned to buy the cheese from an Italian shop on the Drive, as well as chorizo from Falconetti’s Sausage Company, but had to scrap that plan once the rest of his cash was stolen. Instead, he made his mother a grilled chicken sandwich with a side of grilled tomatoes. Cooking isn’t Toby’s only hobby. The 12-year-old is also planning to open a photography business with friends. Toby said he was initially afraid his mother would be mad at him for losing the wallet, but that wasn’t the case. “My mom’s nice. So now she’s going to loan me the money so I can go out and buy her a Christmas present,” said Toby, who whispered his idea for the gift to the Courier. Main said she decided to speak to the media in hopes of sending a message to her son that his story was important enough to share. “I want him to know there are people who care and that they’re not all bad,” said Main. sthomas@vancourier.com Twitter: @sthomas10

City claims tighter control of finances with new budget MIKE HOWELL

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ision Vancouver Coun. Andrea Reimer has called it the “moneyball” budget. So have members of Mayor Gregor Robertson’s staff. What the heck are they talking about? If you saw the movie Moneyball or read the bestseller by author Michael Lewis, then you’ll know it has to do with baseball. Specifically, it has to do with using metrics, or measurements, to track the success or failure of a team based on a series of mindboggling percentages and statistics of each ball player. In approving the city’s $1.1 billion operating and $258 million capital budgets Tuesday, which came with an average two per cent property tax hike, city council heralded in a new era of keeping the city’s financial books in order. Vision Coun. Raymond Louie, head of council’s finance committee, acknowledged the city has tracked spending to a “certain level” in previous years. “But it hasn’t done it in a coordinated fashion at the departmental level and then brought it to the main operating budget,” Louie told the Courier after Tuesday’s vote. “So we haven’t seen, as a council, the implications of our operating budget [expendi-

tures] on the various departments and what sort of results that we’re getting.” Previously, the focus was primarily on spending. The operating and capital budgets were also examined separately in two reports at two different times. Not this time, as the 173-page report illustrates. So why hasn’t council taken the “moneyball” approach before? “That’s a good question,” said Louie, who recalled asking former city manager Judy Rogers for information on spending and having to request a full report be done for council. The new method comes after Price Waterhouse Coopers conducted a so-called “best practices” review of at least 100 organizations to determine the best way to deliver and track a budget. Now, Louie said, the city can closely track, for example, the number of potholes street workers fill, the number of fire inspections conducted by firefighters and how often city ice rinks are used. “These things are now into a stream that we can see on an ongoing basis and whether or not we’re actually improving service, or not,” he added. NPA councillors George Affleck and Elizabeth Ball, along with Green Party Coun. Adriane Carr, wanted more detail in the budget that included all the city’s spending. Ball noted the budget for the Vancouver Economic Commis-

sion and how much the city receives in gaming revenue weren’t included in the budget. Neither was the 20 per cent increase to the mayor’s office budget over four years, said Affleck, who accused his Vision counterparts of “telling a great story” about the budget but being short on detail. “I tell stories to my kids at bedtime, but at budget time I want detail,” he told council. Affleck also pointed out the two per cent property tax hike is more of a 2.75 per cent increase for residents when utility fee increases are included. For businesses, it’s a 1.4 per cent increase. The budget includes $14.4 million for parks and open spaces, $9.6 million for affordable housing, $2 million for the beginning of a three-year experiment with the creation of a team of unarmed peace officers and $11.8 million for improvements related to biking and pedestrians. The majority of the city’s budget comes from property taxes. For every tax dollar collected in Vancouver, the federal government receives 60 cents, the provincial government gets 32 cents and the city is left with eight cents. The Vancouver Charter, which is the rulebook for the city to operate, prohibits the city from running a deficit. mhowell@vancourier.com Twitter: @Howellings


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issing the NHL? Some people couldn’t care less about the pathetic playground antics of players and owners. Others are truly despondent about not seeing their favourite millionaire collect a paycheque, as an informal poll of friends, colleagues, children and politicians suggests. Politicians? Yep, Vision Vancouver Coun. Geoff Meggs for one. The Vancouver Canucks fan misses the good old hockey game so much that he devoted part of his working day to stickhandle a motion through city council Tuesday. Apparently, his back was against the wall, it was a do-or-die situation and it was time to give it a 110 per cent and just play his game. But it was hardly a game, as even his rabblerousing opponent NPA Coun. George Affleck kept it clean and allowed Meggsy to score the political equivalent of an empty net goal. Yep, he put the biscuit in the basket and got unanimous approval to have Mayor Gregor Robertson write the NHL and the players’ union and tell them to stop snivelling and get back to work already. Meggsy’s motion was inspired by Ottawa

mayor Jim Watson’s call for all Canadian mayors to work as a team and put pressure deep into the zone of the millionaires and billionaires. But seriously folks, don’t politicians you elect to take care of “moneyball” budgets and create an “engaged city task force” and do stuff “on a go-forward basis” have better things to do than talk hockey? Over to you, Meggsy. “People have asked why we should worry about this — whether this is just a distraction. But the economic impact on the city of Vancouver is quite significant, in particular in the lives of people who work at the stadium.” Meggsy just happened to have a letter with him from an employee at Rogers Arena. He read it in chambers. The employee pointed out there are thousands of “worker bees” employed at NHL arenas who depend on a paycheque — the single mom with three kids slinging beer, students flipping burgers and others who sweep up the piles of peanut shells under the seats. “Right now, many of us are wondering how we’re going to make ends meet in the event these brats can’t work out their differences,” the employee wrote. Meggsy’s wingman, Robertson, chimed in and said how discouraged he was the lockout continued. Day 89 or 90, depending on when you read this. Meggsy then left the political arena for a post-game scrum. Out of space here, so go to my blog on our website to read what prescient words he laid on us media worker bees. mhowell@vancourier.com Twitter: @Howellings

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with Sandra Thomas Typically at this time of year the park board graciously offers up a controversial operating budget that allows me one, if not several, front-page stories. This year? Not so much. It’s not like I was expecting any comment from the union representing park board workers — that hasn’t happened for several years — but typically I’m contacted by at least one or two disgruntled groups concerned about proposed cost-cutting moves included in a budget. Controversial recommendations from recent budgets include the closing of the Stanley Park petting zoo, the proposed closure of the Bloedel Conservatory and proposals to not only close washrooms in several parks, but also cut lifeguard services, a suggestion which outraged many Vancouverites. On Tuesday, the city approved its 2013 operating budget, including the $57.6 million proposed by the park board. The park board held a special public meeting about the budget Thursday at 7 p.m., after the Courier’s press deadline. Meanwhile, here are some of the highlights. I hope you like trees, because the push to add an additional 150,000 across the city as part of the 2020 Greenest Action Plan is in full swing. As I’ve reported previously,

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rade 4 students in B.C. are among the world’s top readers, according to the results of an international study touted by the Ministry of Education. B.C. was recognized as one of the top seven jurisdictions in the world by the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study, or PIRLS. Forty-five countries and nine Canadian provinces participated in the 2011 study. B.C. students achieved an average score significantly above both the international and Canadian averages, according to a ministry press release. In addition to testing reading skills, PIRLS included questionnaires for students, teachers, principals and parents. The higher levels of enjoyment and self-confidence in reading reported by B.C. students translated into higher achievement scores. Parents in B.C. reported engaging in high levels of literacy-related activities with their children before they started school and this translated into higher levels of student achievement. Approximately 325,000 students worldwide took part in the survey, including 23,000 Canadian students from 1,000 schools. In B.C., 2,647 students from 148 schools participated. The ministry noted it recently appointed

Maureen Dockendorf as superintendent of reading to work with school districts to improve reading skills among young students. The ministry claimed it has dedicated an additional $10.7 million to advance early reading for kindergarten to Grade 3 students, and that it spends more than $28 million in literacy programs annually. The top six countries ahead of B.C. in average reading achievement were Hong Kong, Russia, Finland, Singapore, Northern Ireland and the United States. Canada, as a whole, ranked 15th.

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hree months after Vancouver’s first aboriginal focus school opened at Macdonald elementary, 16 students from kindergarten to Grade 3 are learning about First Nations culture along with core curriculum. Seven of the students relaxed on a medicine wheel carpet and five sat at the surrounding horseshoe of desks Monday afternoon. Their teacher read them a story about country boy Chuck, who was visiting his “kookum,” the Cree word for grandmother, in the city. A large dream catcher brought into the classroom by a student’s Sto:lo grandmother dangled from the ceiling. Along a side wall were depictions of buffalo, totem poles and canoes, and at the back of the room were images of Louis Riel, Chief Seattle and Chief Dan George. Five-year-old Christopher Knighton said his favourite thing about the aboriginal focus school is “playing with the toys.” As for the décor, he favours the prints that include eagles and bears. The 16 students hail from 19 different nations. Four were formerly Macdonald students and some are

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new to Vancouver. The aboriginal focus school started registering students in May. Only six students were registered at the start of August, a number that climbed to 13 at the start of September. Eighteen were enrolled at one point, but the principal of Macdonald elementary at East Hastings and Victoria, where the mini school runs, says the area’s transient population accounts for the loss.

Macdonald was on the chopping block in 2010, but now the Vancouver School Board hopes the whole school will eventually become an aboriginal focus school. Three-quarters of Macdonald’s 69 students are of aboriginal descent and most of the rest have Asian backgrounds. The focus school welcomes children of all ethnic origins. Doug Loney, who was waiting outside Monday for his grandson

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way she can. “They actually generally don’t know their nation,” she said. “When we talked about it at the beginning of the year, I said, ‘OK, does anybody know what nation they’re from?’ and they all put up their hands, ‘I’m First Nation.’” LaPorte’s grandmother was moved from her reserve into white foster homes in Saskatchewan “where she was taught that it was best to deny that you’re aboriginal,” LaPorte said. “That shame piece is still very prevalent in society and it’s very important to me to instill a sense of pride in our younger generation,” added LaPorte, who has Anishnabe and Blackfoot roots. In 2011, 32.1 per cent of aboriginal students in Vancouver achieved their Dogwood Diploma within six years of first entering Grade 8, as compared to 82.5 per cent of non-aboriginal students, according to the Vancouver School Board. Proponents of the aboriginal focus school hope that a grounding in aboriginal culture will help First Nations students succeed. “They still have misconceptions and stereotypes about their own culture,” LaPorte said. “As good as it would be to educate all of the students on breaking down those misconceptions and stereotypes, at least we’re starting with our own people because, geez, if we can’t even break down those stereotypes, how are we going to teach the rest of the city, the world.” crossi@vancourier.com Twitter @Cheryl_Rossi

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‘Here for a good time not for a long time’

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t the official launch of the Dave Barrett political biography, The Art of the Impossible, a fellow came up to me and whispered in my ear: “This,” he said, referring to the mostly grey-headed crowd that had gathered, “is a meeting of the was-es.” By that he meant people who were somebodies during those tumultuous times between 1972 and 1975 when the reign of Social Credit was temporarily interrupted and Premier W.A.C. (Wacky) Bennett’s 20 years in office came to an abrupt end. On the eve of the election, Wacky warned, the “Socialist Hordes” were “at the gates.” For the first time in B.C. history they would finally storm the castle. Those “was-es” will confirm considerable time has passed since the province experienced a government that Barrett declared was here for a “good time and not for a long time.” And it is the passage of time that has allowed the authors — Globe and Mail reporter Rod Mickleburgh and former journalist/current Vision Vancouver Coun. Geoff Meggs — to fairly measure the impact of that period. What they have produced is a meticulously researched book and, for the most part, written with all the energy and drama of a piece of fiction. For those who lived through that period, there is still a degree of amazement when recalling how, by luck and circumstances, Barrett came to power. There is the astounding rush of legislation “by thunder bolt” by a government the authors describe as “raw and untried.” And then there is the career-ending train wreck after a short, breathless 39 months. Yet in spite of the brevity of Barrett’s government, the legacy of his time in power continues to touch every British Columbian. Included among those accomplishments are: the protecion of agricultural land under the Agricultural Land Reserve; the creation of a government automobile insurance called ICBC; the SeaBus; an ambulance service with licensed paramedics and the establishing of air ambulances; implementation of rent controls and a rentalsman’s office; full collective bargaining and the right to strike for public servants; a human rights code, a modern labour code and a powerful Labour Relations Board were legislated into existence; extra billing by doctors was banned, as was the strap in public school; pay toilets everywhere were eliminated; Pharmacare; seniors had a Mincome; the B.C. Energy Commission was established to regulate private utilities; the Sexual Sterilization Act was repealed and women’s shelters, rape relief and women’s health collectives were funded; and to Barrett’s great pride, Cypress Bowl was preserved for recreation. Yet in the end many forces were arrayed against Barrett and his crew. The media that at first found him a breath of fresh air for his eloquence, his humour and his passion, found reason to criticize him; Social Credit, which was decimated with Barrett’s win, was rebuilding under Wacky’s son Bill aided and abetted by the newly formed right-wing Fraser Institute; feminists in Barrett’s own caucus labelled him a “chauvinist pig” for refusing to set up a women’s ministry. And the final blow came from the unions. By the end of Barrett’s term, the economy had turned sour and the province was hit by a wave of strikes. Barrett and his Labour Minister Bill King agreed to end it all with unprecedented back-to-work legislation. Members of his own caucus voted against the bill. And to this day, trade unionist will jeer when they hear King’s name. In the general election that was soon to follow, the vote splitting that allowed Barrett to win was no longer a factor. Even though he got about the same percentage of the popular vote in defeat as in victory, Barrett himself lost his seat. Yet no B.C. government has done so much in so little time to benefit so many. It is there to see, warts and all, in The Art of the Impossible. agarr@vancourier.com

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In praise of doubt

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ne day back in the far-off ’80s, a TV news crew approached me in the street. They had a question about some political dustup in Ottawa, of which I knew nothing until a microphone was planted in my face. I was just another random young dude to them, but I took the question as a challenge. Although completely uninformed, I cooked up an opinion on the spot and spoke confidently without the usual verbal Pollyfilla (“um,” “you know,” and so on). I caught myself on the news later. I was surprised how convincing I sounded, even though I was talking out of another part of my anatomy. My employer at the time happened to witness this questionable clip and promoted me from the factory floor to the office. Cut to the recent past. My partner and I were sitting in a café at Shawnigan Lake when a TV news crew stumbled through the door and buttonholed patrons about a local act of eco-vandalism at a nearby development project. We calmly explained that we weren’t from the area and that we didn’t have enough background to offer an informed opinion. Even after we politely refused, the news crew assured us — in so many words — that any response was fine by them. The inference seemed to be that plenty of people appear on TV without a clue what they’re talking about (as in CBC’s Talking To Americans special, in which comic Rick Mercer received eager, affirmative responses from selected pedestrians to questions like, “should President Bush bomb the West Edmonton Mall?”). We live in a time of instant opinions and ready-made talking points. Rarely do you see a politician, pundit, policy wonk or academic qualify their position or concede a point if it means a loss of mindshare. From the sky box to the bar stool, from the executive suite to the streets, we’re expected to come down on this or that side. The opinion pages and hotline radio shows are full of bloviating blowhards with definitive answers on everything from global warming to the true meaning of Christmas. Public relation firms counsel big-name clients how to speak with conviction without saying anything of substance. Religious figures have their walled enclaves of belief, and it’s career suicide for them to express any personal doubts about their SkyGod or prophet of choice. Carefully worded conviction often wins brownie points, as it did with my employer at the time of my TV interview. So there is little space in our culture for people who know what they don’t know and are willing to confess it. You don’t see agnostics going from door to door, asking to share their personal uncertainty about a supreme being. The Romantic era poet John Keats defined “negative capability” as the skill “of being in uncertainties, mysteries, doubts, without any irritable reaching after fact and reason.” That’s not just some obscure piece of litcrit wankery. It’s timeless advice for anyone who slags doubt as certitude’s slacker kid brother. As anyone knows who watches television talent shows, absolute conviction has been spot-welded to the pop psychology blandishments of the self-esteem industry. Too much doubt can be crippling, of course. No one wants to suffer from self-defeating bouts of Hamlet-like dithering. That’s why I think of certainty as being like arsenic: in small amounts it’s a stimulant, but in large amounts it’s a deadly poison. This isn’t just about self-doubt, but doubt in general. In a recent talk at SFU Harbour Centre, journalist Andrew Nikiforuk expressed his irritation that he had been uncritically quoting experts all his working life — until his discovery of a spate of meta-analysis suggesting a wide range of professional expertise over the years, from medicine to energy policy, has rested on flawed and fudged studies. Aristotelian logic is built on the binary option of “A” or “Not A”, with nothing in between. In contrast, the American author and philosopher Robert Anton Wilson insisted the most important word in the English language hails from Aristotle’s excluded middle: “maybe.” At the very least, our cultural gatekeepers should take a cue from fuzzy logic and learn to occasionally say those three little words that men in particular find so hard to say: I don’t know. geoffolson.com

GEOFF OLSON

FEDS, PROVINCE RESPONSIBLE FOR HUNGRY KIDS

To the editor: Re: “School breakfast for kids in need only,” Letters, Dec. 7. Had the editor not cut out the financial information from my Nov. 30 letter, Mr. Herron might have been less hostile in his response of Dec. 7. My point that neither the Ministry of Education nor the Vancouver School Board has demonstrated the fiscal competence necessary to reliably provide breakfasts to the vulnerable students in Vancouver can be verified by perusing the Ministry’s website. Fact: since 2004 the Ministry, through community schools programs (CommunityLINK), has bestowed $54 million per year to B.C. school districts to keep vulnerable students in schools. Fact: VSB has received $8 to $9 million of those grants each year to support the need of such atrisk students. To summarize, for eight years, the VSB has received at least $64 million (eight years times $8M equals $64) in “stable funding for at-risk students” and the Ministry has granted $432 million (eight years times $54

million equals $432 million) province-wide for such students. Children who are hungry and lack nutritious food are tired, often ill and definitely at-risk/vulnerable. Yet, the spokesperson for COPE in an earlier Courier story stated: “CommunityLINK does not provide school breakfasts.” My question to the Ministry and VSB trustees is, why not? On a personal note, Mr. Herron reacted to my politically neutral opinion in a manner typical of politicians of all political persuasions and too many pseudo-journalists in the city and province. He assumes, because we differ on solutions for feeding the increasing numbers of vulnerable children, that I have not lived nor worked in East Vancouver, that I am “ill-informed” and that I am “condescending” because I made a reference to an important component of breaking the poverty cycle — parenting skills. The questionable expenditures cited above and the failure of schools to meet the academic need of diverse, vulnerable students demonstrate why these institutions cannot take on more responsibilities. It is the ministries of families and children — federal and provincial — that need to create and provide oversight to

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such programs. Linda Chan, Vancouver

POT’S EFFECTS NEED RESEARCH To the editor:

Re: “Pot column scribe needs medicinal brownie,” Letters, Dec. 12. Especially with the unconditional support — and the antithesis for the contrarians, such as me — of the opinion-makers infesting the mainstream news media, it’s undeniably but a matter of when, not if, pot consumption becomes legal and regulated; and when it does, hopefully it will be as progressive of a social move as its proponents insist it would. But as with research into the health hazards involved with all legal, regulated, mind-altering substances, the same zeal for knowledge must be just as prolifically applied to pot consumption. I so strongly urge such research, for as a former frequent recreational pot consumer, I know of the allegedly benign effects cannabis smoking can insidiously leave behind dormant in a consumer’s body.

Frank G. Sterle, Jr., White Rock

SOCIAL MEDIA COURIER STORY: Langara students vote on barring students from meetings, Dec. 6 Justin McElroy @j_mcelroy: My corrupt student government senses are tingling after

reading this @VanCourierNews piece on Langara’s Students Union

Patti Bacchus @pattibacchus: As a Langara grad, I find this incredibly troubling. Brandon Clim @climbrandon: Not many student unions actually employ arms-length

elections officer for referendums or elections...

COURIER STORY: B.C. Liberals attracting strong candidates, Dec. 11 Elvis Spearmint @ilse31046: The words Liberal and respectable don’t belong in the same sentence. COURIER STORY: Aunt Leah’s Christmas trees help grow hope, Dec. 11 Marpole BIA @marpolevillage: Such a great and worthy cause. RT @VanCourierNews: The story behind Aunt Leah’s #Christmas trees ow.ly/fZho0 #FormerlyMarpole COURIER STORY: Lack of customers, high rents force Hobbs in Kerrisdale to close, Dec. 6 Call The KettleBlack @ctkbVancouver: Our neighbors will be missed. COURIER STORY: Community Correspondent: Kerrisdale community centre’s legacy a model threatened by city, Dec. 10 Trish Kelly @trishkellyc: I support more equity in the community centre funding model. Currently there are Have and Have Not community centres. Follow us on Facebook: The Vancouver Courier Newspaper and Twitter: @VanCourierNews

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news Man behind the beard: a Granville Island Santa SAMANTHA WRIGHT ALLEN

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is eyes twinkle, he is merry and while Granville Island’s Santa hasn’t beenaroundforever,he’s been at the Kids Market for 18 years. Bruce Marshall is Santa Claus. The 50-year-old, part-time Kris Kringle, part-time puppeteer and full-time auction worker has been Santa to young visitors at the market since 1994 and fondly remembers his introduction to the job. “There was a kid who came by for a walk with his mother every day so I would twist him a balloon animal, and he would bring me a rock,” said Marshall on Wednesday morning in the brief break between shows. “That year I guess that Santas were getting sick left, right and centre,” said Marshall, adding that the mother recommended him and soon after the then 32-year-old was donning a fake beard. Today the beard is real, a necessity, he said. “When kids pull on the fake beard, it hurts. Whereas when kids ask me whether I’m the real Santa Claus I just go, try this,” Marshall grips the scraggly white

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Santa (a.k.a. Bruce Marshall) chats with Kits resident Sebastian Lee, 3, at the Kids Only Market on Granville Island. hairs and tugs. After his beard resists, they say, “Oh, he is the real Santa Claus.”

Because while good cheer, storytelling and making children laugh come naturally to him, the rest of the

job takes dedication. The normally red-haired Marshall starts growing his beard in August and come November he’s bleaching the beard, his eyebrows, and even his hair so that the short bits that crop out of his long red cap are equally in character. His Santa best practices include never promising a gift and a daily regimen of preemptive medication, like Fisherman’s Friend, vitamin C and a host of multi-vitamins. “Because of course I’ve got every sick kid in the city coming across my lap at some point,” Marshall said. In 18 years, Marshall has never missed a day. On Wednesday morning, Marshall makes his entrance jingling bells to a sea of over two dozen wide-eyed kids and almost half as many parents. They clustered around his throne, which is tucked in an enclave marked by paper gates brightened by foil candy canes and Christmas lights. His room is nestled in the back upstairs corner, and here Marshall is hard to miss. He’s suited-up, complete with reds pants, a crimson jacket, a forest-green vest lined with gold lamé trimmings buttoned over his fake belly, and big

black boots to top it off. He passes out music-makers — bells, rattles, blocks — and encourages the children to participate as he leads carols, then quiets them for a Christmas tale. The Kids Market, Marshall said, offers a unique Santa experience, a departure from the long lineups at malls that make for cranky children. “By the time you get on Santa’s lap, you’ve already been playing with him for 20 minutes,” said the father of three. This day the wishes are more wide-ranging than the typical request he gets — Lego and Barbie dolls. Oliver Boyle, a four-year-old from Commercial Drive, agreed he had to settle for a little less than he wanted. “I can’t get a whale,” Boyle explained, adding that he plans to call the fish Goldy he’ll receive instead. Kids can visit Marshall every day from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. until Dec. 24. samanthawrightallen@gmail.com twitter.com/samanthawrights

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KILLARNEY KIDS HOPE TO RAISE $5,000 FOR FAMILY CHERYL ROSSI Staff writer

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taff and students at Killarney secondary school are raising money to help a family with burial expenses for a beloved student who died earlier this month. Killarney secondary school Grade 12 student Autumn Rose died Dec. 3 after a three-year fight with a rare form of leukemia. She was 17. “We don’t have the ability to bring Autumn back but we have the chance to help her family,” said Killarney principal Dave Derpak. Autumn, whose last name is being withheld at the request of the family, entered the enriched academic mini school at Killarney in Grade 8. “All of the students said she was a very caring person,” Derpak said. He noted Autumn and a friend raised money for and handed out a scholarship for a “stay clean anti-drug program” at a gradacoupleofyearsago.“Lastyear,some of our Grade 12 students decided to raise money for a computer for her because she was basically in isolation because of her illness,” Derpak added. “When Autumn

Killarney student Autumn Rose died of a rare form of leukemia Dec. 3. found out about it through her grandma, shesaid,‘Idon’twantthemtodothat,Ijust want to be a regular student like everyone else and give the money to a charity, don’t give it to me.’” Autumn maintained her schoolwork while at B.C. Children’s Hospital. “What her grandma was saying was what kept her going was that she had a dream and a passion to go to [the University of Victoria], and she actually was accepted at UVic just before she passed away,” Derpak said. “She really wanted to be a childhood educator and I find that really inspirational,” added Kaayla Heighton, who is the school’s student prime minister. Sarah Spencer said her late friend was

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a lot of fun. “Despite the hard stuff she had to go through she was always smiling and lively,” Spencer said. Heighton said Killarney aims to raise $5,000. “A couple of years ago my grandpa has his funeral and the expense was $11,000,” she said. “So I know that it’s not cheap at all.” The school hopes alumni and Vancouverites whose lives have been affected by leukemia or cancer will donate. Cash or cheques can be dropped off at the school at 6454 Killarney St. Autumn’s memorial is scheduled for noon on Dec. 15 at Coastal Church, 1160 West Georgia St. crossi@vancourier.com Twitter: @Cheryl_Rossi

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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.

LEADERS IN THE INDUSTRY With your help, Encorp, the largest stewardship organization in the province, recycles one billion containers per year. B.C. is now a leader in industry product stewardship, recently receiving the highest ranking among Canadian provinces from EPR Canada.

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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COURIER’S ANNUAL GIFT GUIDE OF THE WEIRD AND

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very year, the Courier scours the darkest recesses of Vancouver and the Internet for exotic, weird and just plain wrong gift ideas for the holiday season. This year, bacon maintained its porky grip on the masses, as did moustache-related memorabilia and all things geeky. Throw in a few inappropriate drinking utensils, some Jedi-inspired bedroom wear and the bottled scent of baby scalp and you’ve got the makings for a very special Christmas.

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$7.99 at thinkgeek.com Roll a six for agility, nine for strength and 20 for deliciousness with these edible gaming dice. Made of Ghirardelli chocolate, with no dwarf fighters harmed in the process, you’ll be slaying Orcs and feasting on the spoils of chocolaty goodness in no time. And don’t worry about putting on a few pounds — that’s what your cloak of invisibility is for. VANCOUVER NEON SIGNS MAGNETS AND KEYCHAINS

$8 at Walrus, 3408 Cambie St., walrushome.com Not only do these miniature reproductions of the Smilin’ Buddha Cabaret, Owl Drugs, Drake Hotel and S. Bowell and Sons Funeral Home signs from Museum of Vancouver’s Neon Vancouver collection look stylish, they’ll remind you of our city’s disappearing heritage every time you go to the fridge for a glass of milk. PLUSH RYAN KESLER DOLL

$21.99 at shop.nhl.com With the lack of NHL hockey this year, desperate fans will take any form of comfort they can from their beloved Canucks. Behold the Plush Ryan Kesler Doll. Measuring 14-inches soft, the Kesler doll could easily be confused for Kevin Bieksa or Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger and sadly doesn’t come with a shirtless option, but it’s the next best thing to the man himself. Plus if he ever falls over, for once it will be because of gravity instead of trying to draw a penalty. Oh snap. BACON STOCKING

$14.98 at Urban Empire Who would have thought bacon’s ascent to the top of the kitschy gift throne would have lasted this long. Not only has it outlasted toast, left pickles behind to steep in their own brine and kept up with the hairy hordes of moustache memorabilia, bacon has proven itself to be the gift that keeps on giving with the Bacon Christmas Stocking. We could go on about the paradox of putting something into a piece of meat rather than the other way around but that would be crude and take away from bacon’s inherent nobility.


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unicorns, Kesler dolls PLAIN WRONG SCENTED WITH BACON AND BABY SCALP

BACON TIE

$24 at Front and Company Ah yes, the bacon strip tie. Helping people hook up on Plenty of Fish since never.

— that would be ridiculous. Oh, they have those, too? And they’re called Vinderhosen and Vinderalls? Never mind.

CAGNEY AND LACEY 30-YEAR ANNIVERSARY BOX SET

$149.95 at visual-entertainment-inc. myshopify.com Tyne Daly and Sharon Gless fans, your menopausal cries have been answered. Cagney & Lacey, The Complete Collection: 30th Anniversary Limited Edition boasts a shawl-stretching 36 (!) DVDs including the pilot episode, the “lost season” and a handful of reunion movies from the Emmy-winning police procedural, which aired on CBS for seven seasons from 1981 to 1988. In your face, The Wire. DEEP TEA DIVER

$18 at Front and Company Want a little more excitement in your pot of Rooibos? The next best thing to leaving the house and interacting with actual human beings, the Deep Tea Diver lets tea drinkers get all Cousteau on their warm beverage exploits and explore the underwater frontier of looseleaf tea. Just fill the silicone diving helmet with your favourite tea, attach the stainless steel “air tank” that serves as a counterweight and let the whimsy wash over you. RETRO ARCADE PONCHO

$12 at Front and Company Discover the fine line between adorable and creepy whenever it rains with these plastic odes to Pac Man’s ghostly pursuers and repelling precipitation. With these colourful plastic monstrosities, a heavy downpour will no longer mean “game over,” although the same can’t be said for your love life. VINDERPANTS

$15 to $18 at Urban Empire and Front and Company No, there’s nothing remotely disturbing about dressing a wine bottle in a cloth holder fashioned out of little boys white Y-front gaunch. Why would you ask such a silly thing? A wine carrier that looks like lederhosen or jean overalls on the other hand

MOUSTACHE PACIFIER

$12.95 at Urban Empire While your newborn is busy draining your bank account and killing your dreams, why not make your little vomit and poo machine look a whole lot cooler and ready for his or her first Pabst Blue Ribbon. Plus it’ll look so cute on Instagram. May we suggest the “Lofi” or “1977” filter. BABY’S HEAD SMELL LAVATORY MIST

$15.98 at Urban Empire I was always under the impression babies smelled like sour milk, leftover placenta and disappointment, but apparently they smell a lot like talcum powder and scalp. At least that’s what I’m picking up from this bottle of fontanelle-inspired room freshener. Not to be used as a cologne… because that would be wrong. POST RIOT BOARD RUG

$6,200 at Harvey Burritt’s 2nd Century Rug Company, 3594 Main St., burrittcarpets. com Take home a piece of the Stanley Cup riot without the smoke inhalation, gasoline burns, broken glass or looting. Modelled after one of the plywood boards that covered downtown storefronts post-riot, the eight-by-10-foot rugs, handwoven in Nepal, showcase some of the inspirational-bordering-on-saccharine messages written by passersby denouncing the riot and expressing love for Vancouver. Sure, it marks a low point for our city and gives further credence to Gustave Le Bon’s theories on mob mentality, but damn if it doesn’t pull a room together and perfectly complement a flint grey, three-piece sectional, yo. PRESCRIPTION RX SHOT GLASSES

$26 for four at Front and Company Whether you drink to kill the pain or lower your inhibitions so you can give it your all singing Pearl Jam’s “Jeremy” at karaoke, shot glasses that look like prescription pill bottles are a stylish, some might say reckless, addition to anyone’s booze or medicine cabinet.

COZY CLASSICS: MOBY DICK, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

$9.95, mycozyclassics.com Who has the time and stamina to read classic novels such as Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice or Herman Melville’s Moby Dick to their kids and explain how the conflict between the individual and nature brings into play the theme of religion and God’s role in the natural world? Thankfully, local twin brothers Jack and Holman Wang have artfully distilled some of the world’s most beloved literary works into 12 simple, baby-friendly words complete with photographs of painstakingly crafted needle-felted figures and objects. Upcoming releases include, in all seriousness, Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables, and Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace. No word yet on any plans for a version of 50 Shades of Grey. But that would be hot. CRIME SCENE SCARF

$19.99 at Vancouver Police Museum, 240 East Cordova St., vancouverpolicemuseum. ca While your casual Fridays ensemble of stonewash jeans, fleece jacket and bulbous “athletic” shoes qualifies as a crime scene, why not make it official with the Crime Scene Scarf. Even better, like most of your wardrobe, it’s acrylic with a hint of spandex for extra flammability. FISTICUP COFFEE MUG

$17.99 at Vancouver Police Museum Show those palookas at Starbuck’s just who’s boss with this ceramic coffee mug with brass knuckles for a handle. Now no one will smirk when you order that caramel machiato with extra foam except your overworked belt.

scuff? Shareef Abdur-Rahim’s sweat stain? A dried puddle of barbecue sauce from Bryant “Big Country” Reeve’s delicious double-decker sandwich? Dare to dream. SMENCILS

$14.95 at vat19.com High tech gimmicks like iPads have nothing on these scented learning tools. Answering such age old questions as “What if you combined the smell of ‘tropical blast’ with a writing utensil” and “People still use pencils?” Smencils Gourmet Scented pencils get the lead out with 10 invigorating scents including bubblegum, cherry, root beer, cotton candy and you’d think Teacher’s Special Thermos. But alas, no.

VPD COLLECTOR CAR

$39.99 at Vancouver Police Museum For a fraction of the cost of a jaywalking fine, this replica police car allows owners to get up close and personal with the VPD’s four wheels of justice without the usual inconveniences of uncomfortable handcuffs and a criminal record. Plus it’s the next best thing to a Police Chief Jim Chu Teddy Bear, which would naturally be called The Fuzz. VANCOUVER GRIZZLIES FLOORBOARDS

$13,000 at craigslist.ca Although it’s been more than a decade since the Vancouver Grizzlies brought its unique blend of failure, hubris and indifference to local NBA fans, it’s not too late to own a piece of Vancouver’s short-lived professional basketball history. For some reason, the building that used to house the training court for the Vancouver Grizzlies has never been ransacked in all these years and the floorboards are up for grabs. Hey, isn’t that Mike Bibby’s shoe

50 SHADES OF GREY BABY ONESIE

$15 at etsy.com E.L. James’s astonishingly popular and seemingly unedited S&M trilogy 50 Shades of Grey is not only responsible for every Random House employee receiving a $5,000 Christmas bonus this year but a booming cottage industry of 50 Shades product tie-ins, from classical albums to sex toys to the next logical and uncomfortable step — baby clothes. Sure, a baby onesie that sports the image of handcuffs alongside the words “Nine Months Ago My Mommy Read 50 Shades of Grey” is hardly subtle, but neither is it when the muscle inside the deepest, darkest part of you clenches in the most delicious fashion until your inner goddess is beside herself, hopping from foot to foot while anticipation hangs over your head like a tropical storm cloud. mkissinger@vancourier.com Twitter: @MidlifeMan1


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EVENT OR COMMUNITY NEWS WE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT? 604-738-1411 | sthomas@vancourier.com

Trippingtheaquaticlightfantastic COMMUNITY CALENDAR with Sandra Thomas

STANLEY PARK Luminescence may sound like the name of the latest Cirque du Soleil production, but instead it’s the return of the Vancouver Aquarium’s holiday celebration of aquatic light. The exhibit highlights the fascinating ways animals create and reflect light in regular shows running now through Jan. 22, 2013. From water jellies to emperor scorpions, luminescence occurs in a wide range of aquatic and non-aquatic animals. This glowing exhibit explores how and why animals use and create light. Interpretative staff is on hand to provide daily demonstrations that investigate how aquatic creatures create and manipulate different kinds of light for navigation, finding prey, communication and camouflage. Luminescence features cuttlefish, jellies, anemones, corals, scorpions and more. The highlight of the show is Jelly Swarm, an interactive light installation created by Tangible Intervention, in collaboration with origami artist Joseph Wu. Take a stroll under the jellies and watch them light up when two eels send out electric pulses. And while you’re there, don’t miss Polar Express 4-D Experience. Jump on board and smell hot chocolate, feel the rumble of the train and see snow falling as part of this classic holiday film. Also making an appearance this winter is Scuba Claus. Santa continues to visit the Aquarium every year to swim among the halibut, rockfish, sturgeon and sea stars. For more information about Luminescence and to view the daily show schedule visit vanaqua.org.

CHINATOWN The Blim Annual Holiday Market celebrates with more than 60 vendors this Sunday,

Dec. 15, at the Chinese Cultural Centre, 50 East Pender St., from noon to 6 p.m. Enjoy hot food by Open Sesame and music by DJ Darwin Myers. By donation.

Twitter: @sthomas10 See a photo gallery of Luminescence at vancourier.com.

DOWNTOWN EASTSIDE

A fundraising feast has a goal to raise $10,000 for the Salvation Army Community and Family Services. The First Annual Operation: Full Kettle food tasting event promises a unique, ethnic culinary journey around the world by way of some of the city’s trendiest restaurants, including Gurkha Himalayan Kitchen, SalaThai, Cache Bistro, Suika Snackbar, Our Place Café and The Reef, in addition to food vendors Almondine and Good Health. Each of the restaurants and vendors will offer samples from their menus, as well as baked goods with a healthy twist. The event also includes a raffle with prizes such as a 42-inch LCD TV. Full Kettle takes place Dec. 20 from 7 to 10 p.m. at District 319, 319 Main St. For tickets and information email operationfullkettle@gmail.com.

DOWNTOWN A public forum this Saturday, Dec. 15, at the Vancouver Public Library Square Conference Centre, 350 West Georgia S., marks the 22nd International Migrants Day, which takes place Dec. 18. The forum, which runs from 3 to 5 p.m., brings together community, union, church groups and like-minded organizations in the Metro Vancouver area to support and aid migrant workers living here. The Coalition for Migrant Workers’ Justice/ Coalition por la Justicia de Trabajadores Migrantes and Koalisyon para sa Katarungan ng mga Migranteng Manggagawa invites everyone to take part in the discussion. Speakers sharing their concerns and interests regarding migrant workers in B.C include Beth Dollaga from Migrante B.C., Raul Gatica from the Agriculture Workers’ Alliance and Jim Sinclair, president of the B.C. Federation of Labour. sthomas@vancourier.com

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Luminescence, an aquatic light celebration at the Vancouver Aquarium, features Scuba Claus and a glowing variety of underwater sea life. See more photos at vancourier.com.

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IN THE BANK: Thousands filed through the CBC Vancouver broadcast centre for the 26th annual CBC Food Bank Day and Open House. Fans toured the studios at 700 Hamilton St. and met some of their favourite CBC personalities, including George Stroumboulopoulos, Peter Mansbridge, Rick Cluff and Gloria Macarenko. The spirit of giving was alive and well as $535,000 was raised for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank, which does not receive government funding and relies solely on the generosity of individuals and organizations.

POWER LUNCH: On a dark stormy night nearly two decades ago, Diane Forsythe-Abbott locked herself out of her car. She sought refuge and a warm place to sit at the YWCA’s Crabtree Corner, a shelter for single women and their kids in the Downtown Eastside. Touched by their stories of survival, Forsythe-Abbott vowed to help. ForsytheAbbott’s 18th charity luncheon at Hy’s Encore picked up another $50,000 for the women’s resource centre. The Hornby-off-Dunsmuir steakhouse welcomed 100 of the city’s top society darlings to the annual ladies luncheon. A BIG CARAT: Diamond dealer Colin Ferguson showed off his hard assets at a reception held at the Pan Pacific Hotel. High net-worth clients joined media personalities at the Rare Investment bling fling. Security was tight as the country’s largest collection of rare, precious, coloured and white diamonds — one weighing in at 40 carats and valued at $3.8 million — were on display.

Jennifer Winsor’s gallery is the latest to exit South Granville’s gallery and head east. The new gallery at First and Main launched with an exhibit by Allan Switzer.

CBC’s Natalie Clancy carved up the turkey and the year’s top stories at the Vancouver Board of Trade holiday luncheon and media wrap-up sponsored by Scotiabank.

Tiffany & Co.’s Eleanor Mah and Rob Ferguson celebrated the Oakridge store’s first anniversary and the company’s 175th with a sparkling holiday-do.

Real Housewives of Vancouver’s Mary Zilba slipped on a $220,000 2.58ct yellow and white diamond ring at diamond dealer Colin Ferguson’s bejeweled jamboree.

Producer Shiral Tobin welcomed George Stroumboulopoulos to CBC Vancouver’s Food Bank Day and Open House, which raised $535,000 for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank.

Celebrated bluesman Jim Byrnes played auctioneer at Diane Forsythe-Abbott’s YWCA Crabtree Corner luncheon held at Hy’s Encore.

Stylist Deanna Palkowski posed with Scott Schuman, the founder of fashion blog thesartorialist.com, at his Closer book signing held at Secret Location in Gastown.

Scotiabank vice president Rob Wilkins presented a $5,000 cheque to Greater Vancouver Food Bank CEO Aart Schuurman.


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Christmas Worship WELCOME TO Christmas Church Services at

St. Mary the Virgin Anglican Church

808 East 50th Ave Vancouver, BC V5X1B5 Ph: 604.324.3365

v December 23, 2012 – 10:30 am

Regular Sunday Service v December 24, 2012 – 7:30pm v Christmas Day – December 25, 2012 – 10:30am

OAKRIDGE UNITED CHURCH 305 W. 41st Ave. 604-324-7444

www.oakridgeunited.org

BETHEL

international church

739 East 33rd Avenue Vancouver BC, V5V 3A1

604•872•5335

Join us Christmas Eve All are Welcome!

A Warm Welcome to All Sunday Services at 9:30 am

Family Friendly Service

7:30 pm Monday, December 24th

4405 W. 8th Avenue (Corner of Trimble)

Tel: 604-224-0212 Website: http://www.sthelensanglican.org

8680 Hudson Street, Vancouver

604-263-9212

Christmas Services SUNDAY, DEC. 16 • 7:30 PM Lessons and Carols Celebration

MONDAY, DEC. 24 • 7:30 PM Christmas Eve Communion

TUESDAY, DEC. 25 • 10:00 AM Christmas Day Communion

All are Welcome!

1634 41st Ave. E.

(41st & Argyle) Vancouver

604-325-9944

Regular Sunday Celebration Service Sundays at 10am coffee break following service

St. Augustine’s Anglican Church

CHRISTMAS EVE MONDAY, DECEMBER 24 7:00 pm The Christmas Story 9:30 pm Candlelight Communion

Christmas for a Cause

Fundraiser for Union Gospel & First United Church Missions 8:00 pm Saturday, December 22nd

December 24th 2012 Candlelight Christmas Eve Service 6pm - 7pm with refreshments to follow

www.bethelinvancouver.com

Christmas 2012 at Wilson Heights United Church

Christmas Worship Services Rector: The Rev. Scott Gould

Monday, December 24 – Christmas Eve 4 pm Family Christmas Service 7 pm A Quiet Christmas Eve - Carols & Prayers 11 pm Midnight Mass Tuesday, December 25 – Christmas Day 11 am Christmas Communion Sunday, December 30 – First Sunday after Christmas 8 am Holy Eucharist 10 am Holy Eucharist Sunday, January 6 - Epiphany 8 am Holy Eucharist 10 am Holy Eucharist “ALL ARE WELCOME”


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You are warmly invited to our Christmas Eve Service, for all ages

Carols by Candlelight St. Philip’s Anglican Church 3737 West 27th Ave., Vancouver 604.224.3238

www.stphilipsdunbar.com

Trinity United Church 1805 Larch Street, Vancouver

All Welcome

~ In the heart of Kitsilano ~

Christmas Day Service Worship with St. Mark’s

Join us for lunch at 12 noon

Everyone is welcome!

Dunbar Evangelical Lutheran Church Join us this Christmas!

Second Church of Christ, Scientist ★

Sunday Worship Services, English 10:00 a.m. - Cantonese 11:30 a.m.

Christmas Day 9.00am Holy Eucharist

Phone: 604-732-3075 www.trinityunitedchurch.ca

3519 Cambie Street at 19th Avenue 604-876-7104

Christmas Eve 5:00pm Children’s Service 7:30pm Holy Eucharist 11:00pm Midnight Mass

December 25th - 10:00 am

1900 West 12th Ave. Tel/Fax 604-733-8040

CHOWN MEMORIAL & CHINESE UNITED CHURCH

Christmas Christmas Services Services

Christmas Eve Family Service

December 24th - 7:00 pm

Monday, December 24th 7:30 p.m.

WE'D LOVE TO WELCOME YOU! ★ 10:30 am Sunday 7:30 pm Wednesday Service & Sunday School Testimonial Meeting CHRISTIAN SCIENCE SENTINEL RADIO

AM 650 Radio - Sundays at 8:30 AM

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE READING ROOM

#103 - 1668 West Broadway • Info 604-733-4310 Mon. - Fri. 10am - 3pm • Sat. 11am - 3pm

AT HRISTMAS C THE HOLLYWOOD December 24 at 7pm

Christmas Carol Service at the historic Hollywood Theatre: 3123 West Broadway (Vancouver)

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service Monday, December 24 at 5:00 pm Christmas Day Service with Holy Communion Tuesday, December 25 at 10:30 am First Sunday of Christmastide December 30 at 10:30 am

Everyone is welcome! www.churchatthehollywood.ca

DUNBAR HEIGHTS UNITED CHURCH Please join our DHUC family this Advent and Christmas

Christmas Carol Sing Along (with Bread of Life Church) Sunday, December 16 at 7:00 pm

3491 West 31st Ave., Vancouver 604-266-6818 • www.dunbarlutheran.ca Pastor: Thomas Keeley

KNOX UNITED CHURCH CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES

Everyone invited and all are welcome

Godly Play classes and Nursery

ADVENT and CHRISTMAS SERVICES and EVENTS

December 16 & 23 ~Advent Worship 10am December 18 ~ When Christmas is Tough 7:30pm, a healing service December 23 ~ 7:30pm, Carol Singing December 24 ~ 4pm, For the very young 7pm, Family Worship 11pm, Candlelight Communion Collingwood at 24th Avenue 604 731 6420 www.dunbarheightsuc.ca

HOPE

PEACE

JOY

LOVE MONDAY, DECEMBER 24TH

FAMILY WORSHIP 7PM “A JOYFUL CELEBRATION”

CANDLE LIGHT WORSHIP 10PM “A SERVICE OF WONDER”

Discover us at: 5600 BALACLAVA STREET www.knoxunitedvancouver.org


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Christmas Worship KERRISDALE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 2733 W. 41st Ave., Vancouver, BC Tel: 604-261-1434 • E-mail: kpc@telus.net www.kerrisdalechurch.ca Minister Rev. Steve Filyk December 16: 7:30 pm Cantata & Carols December 17: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Sit. Think. Pray. December 24: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Sit. Think. Pray. 7:30 pm Christmas Eve Service December 25:

10:00 am Christmas Day Service Regular Worship: Sundays at 10:00 am EQUIPPED, STAFFED NURSERY AND CHURCH SCHOOL FOR AGES 2+

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Depressed? Blue Christmas service offers seasonal balm NAOIBH O’CONNOR Staff writer

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f you’re depressed this Christmas, celebrating the holidays might seem unthinkable. But a West Side church offers a service to help acknowledge and heal that pain. The Blue Christmas Worship service at Canadian Memorial United Church takes place Dec. 18 and is designed for anyone who’s experienced loss or other difficulties, either recently or in years’ past. It will include singing, readings and candle lighting. “It’s not so much a discussion group. There is a chance for people to share a bit of what losses they bring — if they choose to. Some people are more expressive that way and want to share what’s happening for them. Others use it as a contemplative time,” explained Rev. Beth Hayward, adding the idea is not unique to Canadian Memorial church. Many churches offer services acknowledging Christmas can be difficult. “Everywhere we go Christmas music is blaring and it’s a joyous season. We were recognizing … that a lot of people we’re going through grief and carrying pain that was amplified this time of year. It was difficult [for them] to hear this bombardment of joy and good will,” Hayward said. Those who attend may have lost a spouse

or parent, are going through a divorce, or experienced abuse in their family from years ago so the holiday season isn’t a good memory. While the name “Blue Christmas Worship” suggests sadness, Hayward stressed the goal is to provide encouragement. “We might need to rebrand ourselves, truthfully, because the idea is it’s for people who bring sadness and grief and brokenness, but the hope and the intention of the worship is to send people away feeling they are supported, loved and upheld — that their feelings are OK.” The service typically attracts about 10 to 30 people. Hayward said everyone is welcome whether they attend a church or not. One member has attended the service for five years, following the death of her father. “In that first year, it was most helpful for her as a place, when her grief was really raw, to gather with others who knew that it was OK for her to be feeling what she was feeling. Five years in, she’s still attending because she’s able to bring her own grief as a means of supporting others. She sees it as a way to pay it forward.” Blue Christmas Worship runs from 7 to 8 p.m., Dec. 18, at Canadian Memorial United Church at 15th and Burrard. noconnor@vancourier.com Twitter: @Naoibh


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news Musqueam bury remains on Marpole site MIKE HOWELL Staff writer

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he Musqueam Indian Band held a low-key ceremony last week in Marpole to bury what they believe were the intact remains of their ancestors discovered earlier this year during preparation of a private property for development. Sixmembersofthebandandaspiritualleader from the Penelakut band participated in the ceremony Dec. 6 at the acre-sized lot on Southwest Marine Drive, near the Arthur Laing Bridge. “We’re very happy to see that being done, knowing they’re resting as they originally were,” said band councillor Wade Grant, who is also the Musqueam’s economic development administrative coordinator. Band members using pickup trucks brought sand that was loaded into wheelbarrows and shovelled into the open pits framing the remains of two adults and two infants. The early morning ceremony, which lasted less than two hours, occurred nine days before a governmentimposed deadline to restore the property to its original condition before development began earlier this year. Property owners Gary and Fran Hackett abided by the order but also say they had no plans to prevent the ceremony. The Hacketts were on site during the ceremony, along with a Vancouver Police Department officer who serves as a liaison to the band. “We’ve tried to be conciliatory under the cir-

cumstances,” said Gary Hackett by telephone Wednesday from his home in Saanich. Added Fran Hackett: “We’re not cold-hearted people — quite the contrary.” Grant said he was glad the ceremony went smoothly and appreciated the Hacketts agreeing to allow band members on the property, despite a several-month long protest by the band held outside the site. “The Hacketts didn’t have to let anybody that they didn’t want on there to do that,” he said. “They could have done it themselves. I think it’s important that Musqueam recognizes that they were approachable and commend them for that.” The Hacketts had plans to build a 108-unit condominium development and had pre-sold a majority of the homes before the intact remains of two adults and two infants were discovered earlier this year. The remains were discovered by archaeologists who were hired as part of the necessary steps to develop the land. The area in Marpole, known as the Marpole Midden and recognized as an ancestral Musqueam village, was deemed a Canadian heritage site in the 1930s. The provincial government and the City of Vancouver, however, granted the Hacketts the necessary permits to begin development of the land. After the discoveries were made, the Hacketts agreed to stop development in hopes of working out a settlement with the provincial government and the Musqueam. The government has left it in the hands of the Musqueam and Hacketts.

Negotiations have stalled, with both sides saying they’re far apart in reaching a deal. The band wants to buy the property and build a public memorial park to protect the land from being developed. The Hacketts also expect to be compensated for a substantial amount of money spent preparing the site and the marketing of the condos. The Musqueam elected Wayne Sparrow as their new chief Dec. 3. He will replace long-

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week after students at Langara College narrowly approved three controversial referendum measures, the Langara Students’ Union says its intentions have been misunderstood. “We will do a recount,” LSU media liaison Gurbax Leehl told the Courier. “We welcome all inquiries because we have nothing to hide.” The referendum was to approve sweeping changes to the bylaws of the LSU, which represents students at the college located on West 49th Avenue near Cambie. Critics say these changes would bar students from attending student society board meetings, prevent in-camera meeting minutes from being taken, and prevent students from making copies of student union records. In two of the referendum questions, the number of spoiled ballots was larger than the margin of victory. For the resolution dealing with the most controversial measures, 661 votes were cast, with 75 percent of votes in favour needed to win. It passed by just 19 votes, with 11 spoiled ballots. The other resolutions were to extend the terms of some councillors. The second resolution passed by eight votes with 30 spoiled ballots, and the third passed by two votes with 28 spoiled ballots. The LSU will hold a full board meeting next Monday, where board members will vote on ratifying the results of the referendum. Students unhappy with the electoral process and outcome plan to attend, and they are now exploring many options, ranging from demanding a recount to a cancellation of the result. Leehl added that the true purpose of the bylaw changes have been much misunderstood and she strongly disputed reports by the Courier and Langara’s student newspaper, the Voice. “The LSU has been horribly bashed and given a bad reputation they do not deserve,” she said. Leehl said the bylaw is intended to bar the general public, but not students, from meetings, and that many of the contested points are not new and exist in the LSU’s 1969 bylaws. She said those provisions are merely being carried forward in the newest edition of the bylaws. Leehl added that scrutineers from groups opposed to the changes were invited to observe the count but did not attend. Others objected that students barely understood what they were voting for. The ballot states that the changes were needed to “enable LSU members to hold council to a higher level of accountability.” Some campaigners said the changes would have the opposite effect, and the details from the separate 30 page bylaw document were not described on the ballot. Leehl responded that the LSU had consulted students widely and all the bylaws changes were posted online long before the election. The proposals have roused much debate on campus. The quorum (the minimum number of people required to make a vote official) is 150 voters, or just 1.5 percent of the 9,000 students in the society. Each semester, the LSU collects $390 in mandatory fees from every student, for an income of more than $2 million per year. The B.C. Society Act, which governs the LSU, is undergoing a review in Victoria. Legislation to amend or replace the Act is targeted for 2013 at the earliest. stromp@telus.net


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Noisemaker sounds off about healing power of music MUSIC HEALS CO-FOUNDER CHRIS BRANDT HAS SOMETHING TO SING FOR PERSON OF INTEREST

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ith 20 years in the music industry, Vancouver native Chris Brandt knows something about music. He ran his own indie record label, spent 10 years at Universal Music and was former board president of Music B.C. A believer in the power of music, the former music producer, manager and promoter recently quit his job as a music instructor to focus full-time on his new charity. Brandt is the co-founder and executive director of Music Heals. What is Music Heals? Music Heals is a charitable foundation raising awareness of the healing powers of music and to provide funding for music therapy programs and initiatives in B.C. and across Canada. We support music therapy programs serving patients in children’s hospitals; senior centres; palliative care, youth at risk, HIV/AIDS facilities and bereavement groups. There are a number of wonderful existing initiatives that support music therapy, but they are all working independently of each other. We want Music Heals to be an umbrella organization that supports the efforts of all. How did this come about? My business partner, David Barnett, and I wanted to create something that united our individual charity efforts, and expand the wonderful work of our friends who run the annual Music Therapy Ride, an annual motorcycle charity ride designed to raise funds for community-based music therapy

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Chris Brandt will put down his guitar to focus full-time on his Music Heals charity. services in B.C. How has music impacted your life? I never understand this question. For me it’s like, “So what do you think of air?” What are some of the programs Music Heals support? In addition to paying for extended music therapy hours at various facilities, Music Heals run the iPod Pharmacy, which collects good-as-new iPods and MP3 players to give to music therapists to use with their patients. Skullcandy recently donated 100 sets of headphones to the iPod Pharmacy. Imagine giving someone sitting on dialysis for several hours the opportunity to fall into their favourite music during treatment.

We also manage a Caring Concerts series sending professional musicians into hospitals. Neither of these things is actual music therapy, but they provide extra tools for the therapists and help raise awareness. Can you provide some examples of the healing power of music? Just recently, a local woman had a stroke on the left side of her brain, where the power of speech is located. Since her stroke, she had been unable to speak and just sobbed all day. The music therapist working with her knew that music is housed in other parts of the brain. Taking into account the patient’s age, 71, the music therapist surmised that she had grown up listening to the Beatles so

she decided to play “Let It Be.” By the third line, the patient was singing. She hadn’t spoken a word since her stroke, and here she was singing. Who’s been involved with your charity? Everyone that has heard about Music Heals has offered support. Producer Garth Richardson (Rage Against The Machine, Red Hot Chili Peppers) committed his producer fees for 54-40’s next record to Music Heals. Vancouver-based singer and songwriter Dominique Fricot has almost singlehandedly built up the iPod Pharmacy. You’ll also hear Prevail, a.k.a. Kiley Hendricks, lead singer of Swollen Members, voice radio PSAs in the coming year for Music Therapy Month in March. How can people get involved? Follow Music Heals on Facebook (Music Heals Canada) and Twitter (@MusicHeals_ ca) and watch for the announcement of big plans we will be rolling out next year. Spread the word, collect iPods, and please consider Music Heals as your charity of choice. What is the ultimate goal of your organization? I’m just the noisemaker. The music therapists are the experts. Our goal is to make noise and raise funds to help the music therapists to do what they do best. We want to be able to respond to the needs of music therapists and increase access of music therapy programs all across the country. Eventually, we would like to open a music therapy centre in Vancouver.

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Holiday traditions don’t get more Christmas-y than Ballet BC’s presentation of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s NUTCRACKER. Except this one’s a little different: set in the turn of the 20th century Canada and featuring Canadian scenes such as a hockey game and a battle on Parliament Hill. See for yourself, eh, Dec. 14 to 16 at Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Tickets through Ticketmaster. More information at balletbc.com. One of our favourite events of the year, GUIDED BY ROBOTS features members of local band SK Robot covering the tunes of prolific indie rock legends Guided by Voices and at some point turning the microphone over to drunken revellers trying to do their best Robert Pollard imitation. Expect to hear “A Salty Salute,” “Game of Pricks” and “Teenage FBI” half a dozen times. Get your hot freaks on Dec. 15, 8 p.m. at the ANZA club, with proceeds going towards Small Talk Centre for Language Development for children with primary language impairments. Farce and satire mix and mingle with holiday cheer in Ruby Slippers Theatre’s HOTEL BETHLEHEM, which provides an alternate interpretation of what really happened on that infamous silent night. The manger mayhem runs Dec. 18 to 23 at the Firehall Arts Centre. For tickets and info, call 604-689-0926 or go to firehallartscentre.ca.

Vancity Theatre invites you to ease on down the road for a screening of THE WIZ, Dec. 17, 8:50 p.m. as part of its $6 MUSIC MONDAYS series. Directed by Sidney Lumet, the 1978 box-officebomb-turned-cult-classic is a funk-a-fied, Motown interpretation of The Wizard of Oz starring Diana Ross as Harlem kindergarten teacher who is transported to Oz, Michael Jackson as the scarecrow and cast of characters including Nipsey Russell, Ted Ross, Mabel King, Lena Horne and Richard Pryor. It’s a sight to see. For more info call 604-683-FILM (3456) or go to viff.org.


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UNFORTUNATE TREND While some local news outlets have been huffing and puffing over the Vancouver School Board’s recent motion, in the wake of the Amanda Todd story, urging media to ease off on their coverage of suicides and adhere to international guidelines established by mental health experts, other news media have been finding new and unusual — some might say crass — ways of keeping the sad, sad story in the forefront of the viewer-baiting news cycle. According to a recent headline on the Vancouver Sun’s website: “Amanda Todd among top trending Google search terms of 2012.” Really? Is it not enough to have wall-to-wall coverage of this tragic event for weeks on end, filled with all kinds of unnecessary salacious details, that media now feel the need to cover how that constant coverage has made it one of the “top trending” Google search terms this year? Please. At least the Sun didn’t request people to “like” its story on Facebook. At risk of further being part of the problem, we’re going to shut up now. Twitter: @KudosKvetches


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ven though En Route magazine published its much anticipated Canada’s Best New Restaurants 2012 earlier this fall, we were surprised the Air Canada glossy managed to “overlook” Vancouver completely in its much anticipated top 10 roundup, which managed to anoint six Toronto restos in the mix. We’re sure that any one of our showstoppers that follow in year-end roundup (at least the ones that had opened in time) would have been a contender at some level, given a more balanced appraisal. The focus of Vancouver’s downtown scene (propelled in part by ever ascendant downtown rents and a still soft economy) has shifted to the East Side and across the bridge. In some ways that’s a boon, encouraging young chefs to strike out on their own in more affordable, neighbourhood settings. When Trevor Bird — fresh off the set from Top Chef Canada — swooped into the old Refuel premises on West Fourth to retool and open in a matter of weeks, we weren’t sure what to expect. But Fable Kitchen embodies much of what’s happening in Vancouver right now, with a firm focus on farm to table that its name promises and delivers, all at an affordable price. Top tastes: “canned tuna” and tender duck breast with cauliflower and scallion perogies. Not far behind, in similar vein, we’re pretty sure that while Fable may have been missed by En Route, recently opened Forage — Chris Whittaker’s smart new room in the Listel Hotel

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— will be rooting for a spot in the 2013 lineup. The Gelderman Farm pork belly with braised cabbage, pink lady apple and celeriac pomme purée was one of the best dishes tasted all year. The move to smaller, simpler kitchens was mirrored in the arrival of aptly named Sardine Can in Gastown. Andrey Durbach’s traditional tapas salute is still packing them in, even if it’s been somewhat eclipsed by Denman Street’s España, where Ed Perow (ex-Le Brasserie) and Neil Taylor (ex-Cibo) have combined their talents to put out some of the best tastes downtown right now. Robust flavours, honesty of ingredients

and eco-awareness increasingly trumped sophisticated surroundings and classic plates as Vancouverites voted with their feet to kitchens that increasingly embraced local trends, as well as the “nose to tail” movement. Add to our list of highlights some terrific tastes at Wildebeest, where David Gunawan’s (ex-West) detail driven, carnivorous salutes include a superb 48-hour braised short rib with smoky salt and jus. John Blakeley’s newly minted and renamed Le Parisien more than does justice to the former Café de Paris space, and echoes Bistro Pastis in a more relaxed, traditional setting. Go for the seductive smoked chicken

liver and foie gras parfait with pear compote, and stay for the crispy braised pig’s trotters. It won’t take much to make us regulars at Victoria Drive’s Via Tavere — an unpretentious contender for best pizza, while La Pentola (in the Opus Hotel) brings a welcome taste of La Quercia to downtowners not wishing to make the trek “out west.” On the liquid side of things, Daniel Frankel proved the cynics wrong by opening Tap & Barrel as the city’s first draught wine and beer house, collaborating with Vancouver Urban Winery, which threatens to revolutionize the way we drink wine by the glass. hiredbelly.com

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Web series The Drive is a fictional account of struggling 30-somethings sharing a house on Commercial Drive. ing themselves within the fictional milieu of the show. “A huge part of what we are doing here is creating a platform to really celebrate the talented people in the community. We just wanted to collaborate and create something that was sort of an honest storytelling of our lives and harness a lot of untapped talent from a lot of people who may not get a lot of exposure.” The group has already completed a trailer for the show partially shot at local hotspots such as Turk’s café, Audiopile record store and Falconetti’s East Side Grill. It also includes music from one local artist who isn’t exactly lacking exposure these days, two-time Juno winner and former Drive dweller Dan Mangan, whose wife Kirsten Slenning is one of the cast members. East Van Entertainment is currently more than halfway towards their goal of raising $7,500 to film a full-length pilot episode. “The season will be shot regardless of our funding situation but we’d like to position ourselves as best we can in order maintain the production value and honor our talented team who have all donated their time to this project,” said Hunnings. Go to thedriveseries.com for more info. afleming@vancourier.com

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ancouverites can play their favourite sport with purpose this Saturday (Dec. 15) when Five Hole For Food brings some pick-up hockey to Jack Poole Plaza. The national touring summer event makes its second Vancouver stop of 2012, inviting locals to bring their sticks, contribute cans of food and create good karma in the fight against hunger this holiday season. The game is co-presented by SFU’s business program, and Five Hole founder Richard Loat said he’s happy other organizations are taking on their model to make a difference beyond the warmer months. “Hunger isn’t a seasonal issue,” Loat said. “We’re really excited to have people keen to help us make our impact year-round.” The choice to have the main event in the summer is strategic though, as food bank levels are typically extremely low in the sunny months. Five Hole for Food was born in Vancouver and has blossomed here. The summer game has grown exponentially while past winter events have been held on the first anniversary of the Olympics, as well as during Vancouver’s 125th celebrations held in 2011. The turnout on Saturday may not be as big as during Richard Loat Five Hole for Food’s summer tour, but organizers are banking on Vancouver’s history of giving to encourage a solid showing. This summer, Vancouver raised the most donations out of 13 Canadian cities, a whopping 43,000 pounds, which was more than the 2011 tour raised altogether. Loat said he’s excited about the central location for this Saturday’s game. “We like to embrace the fact that we’re Canadian and Jack Poole Plaza is very unique and special to Vancouver,” Loat said, adding the flat surface, stunning backdrop and central location make it a perfect place for public ball hockey. The scrimmage is open from 12 to 3 p.m. and all food donations will go to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society, which will be taking part in the event. For more information, visit fiveholeforfood.com. samanthawrightallen@gmail.com twitter.com/samanthawrights

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Michael Marti is surprised by the level of interest in acquiring the former NBA team’s practice floor, located at a former Gold’s Gym in Richmond.

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our bidders are in the running to own the last physical reminder of Vancouver’s former NBA team. Michael Marti, who acquired the former Vancouver Grizzlies practice court last month, told the Courier “four guys are really after me to sell it.” Since Marti posted the court on Craigslist Dec. 3, he’s received more than 150 calls from people interested in taking the court off his hands. The bid stands at around $13,000, but could change given the cost of transporting the 4,700-square-foot court. Marti is still receiving offers on the court daily. On Tuesday, he was contacted by more than 10 interested buyers, including one in Washington D.C. Some have been mum on their personal details. “One guy, it seems like he’s a pro. He’s quite tall. He wouldn’t lead on who he was, but he struck me as a basketball player and he seemed to know the court quite well,” he said. Marti operates the Planet Lazer laser

tag chain, which acquired the court by accident when his company bought a former Gold’s Gym property in Richmond. Before becoming a gym, the facility had been owned by B.C. Basketball. Marti said he has little connection to the Grizzlies franchise, which moved Memphis in 2001. He was surprised by the outpouring of interest from bidders and the media. “I didn’t even think I’d get one or two requests,” he said. “I thought it would be a joke, to be honest. It’s not of value to me, so I had no conception that it would be of value to somebody.” But the level of interest doesn’t surprise B.C. basketball enthusiasts like Doug Eberhardt, who coached a Grizzlies-sponsored youth squad during the team’s time in Vancouver, and has been an assistant coach on several NBA teams. During that time, Eberhardt had his office at the Richmond practice space. He currently coaches basketball at Charles Tupper secondary, and said Grizzlies jerseys are popular among his players. “A lot of [players] wear retro Vancouver Grizzlies memorabilia, but they

never saw the team play, they have no history with the team at all. [The court] is the one physical reminder left.” For now, it’s unclear whether the court will remain a court. “It’s not a floor that can be saved very easily,” said Richard Hook, who works at B.C. Hardwood Floor Company and inspected the court. “You could cut out sections and make panels out of it and put it back together, but it’s labour intensive due to the type of system it is.” Eberhardt said keeping the court usable for basketball would be the best case scenario, but agreed the logistics of the move would likely make that difficult. “If someone buys it and puts it in their house I’ll be happy to know it lives on as a piece of memorabilia,” he said. “It wouldn’t be as great as if it were kept as a real gym floor. But every time they’d run over centre court, they would know that the Grizzlies actually existed.” The court was still listed on Craigslist by the Courier’s press deadline. twitter.com/jonnywakefield

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ARGYLE COMPRESSION SOCKS Although most cyclists already own a pair of compression socks, I’m sure you won’t find a pair of argyle recovery socks in their drawer. Compression socks help the vascular system return fatigue-inducing exercise byproducts to the heart and speed the flow of fresh oxygen and white blood cells to accelerate the healing process. The recipient of this gift will thank you the minute she puts them on after a hard training day. Although argyle socks are pretty cool, it might be too late to buy online. Locally you can purchase recovery socks at Speed Theory or West Point Multisport, both located in Kitsilano.

LIVE LONG ROADID BRACELET Although not as sexy a gift as argyle socks, the RoadID medical bracelet can save a life. This small, engraved bracelet can be customized to display all of your vital personal information and emergency contacts in case something happens to you on the road. Many of us often ride alone or with people we don’t know very well so the RoadID speaks on your behalf. The bracelet comes in almost every colour

and several sizes so you can personalize your look. The bracelets must be ordered online and delivery time is three to four weeks; there may not be enough time to have it wrapped before Christmas Day but there’s always next year. A RoadID can be purchased for the ankle or a shoe instead of the wrist. They retail for approximately $20 to $30, plus shipping. IDs are also available for dog collars.

THE LUXURY OF RAPHA You can’t go wrong with Rapha. For bike clothing in Vancouver, this is as good as it gets. Because of the brand’s high price tag, anything from Rapha is considered a luxury item and will be treasured always. I own two pairs of Rapha socks (black and pink stripes) and have spent many hours drooling over their website and wandering into La Bicicletta to try on the clothes. Their prices range from $30 for a cycling cap to about $440 for a hard shell jacket.

RACE ENTRY FOR 2013 If you feel like the cyclist on your list absolutely does have everything he could possibly need and positively does not need one more piece of clothing or gear, a great idea is to pay for his Cycling B.C. membership or pay for his entry to a 2013 race or event. This gift becomes even more exciting if you are riding in the same event or are planning to train or race together. Either way, a free entry is always greatly appreciated. You can find links to all these gifts in the online version of this column in the Sports section at vancourier.com. kristina@kitsenergy.com.


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to access it through transit is something you wouldn’t have associated with that area.” Although the area has been underserved by retail in the past, thanks in part to a 2006 policy regulating large-format development in the area between Main and Yukon streets, transit has opened up the area, and developers have found land affordable. “There’s desire from people to live, work, and shop within Vancouver,” Grant said, “and South Vancouver is the next area that could accommodate that.” Conversations with brokers at Colliers International in Vancouver indicate that land values have increased significantly since the Marine Drive station opened in 2009 and development plans began moving forward. While uncertainties regarding the Community Amenity Contributions (CACs) the city charges when properties are rezoned have been a drag on deal volumes, the area’s availability of land for development has kept interest strong. “The transit development and the residential development of Vancouver, period, is building the retail demand, and it’s got to go somewhere,” said Scott Brown, senior vice-president, residential marketing and sales services with Colliers. “[Marine Drive] seems to be the most cost-effective place to develop it. Because if they did want to develop some of it on transit itself, there just seems to be less opportunity to do it [elsewhere].” Best Buy, for example, which began discussing a South Vancouver location with Canadian Tire in 2004, had been scouting locations for nine years. Marine Drive was the best fit, because other transit-oriented locations came with too much uncertainty or simply weren’t available. “We would have loved to have done something at Oakridge,” Stollery said. “The opportunity hasn’t presented itself, [and] we’re not sure if or when it would.” pmitham@telus.net

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DAVID CHAO Design The 2013 RDX’s image is more mature with understated elegance. The smoother exterior lines are partnered with traditionally sensible colours. The design is generally speaking much more upscale and gives that luxurious feel that was lacking in the 2012 version. Inside, the grown-up design continues with pleasant combination of curvy lines and flowing elements. The hard plastics that dominated the cabin of the previous model have been mostly replaced by softer, more elegant materials. This is probably the single most noticeable aspect of the RDX’s maturation process. The cabin now feels like it came from a car that costs twice as much. Performance The revamped 2013 RDX did away with the 240-hp, 2.3-litre turbocharged in-

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Stuffing a 200 h.p. four-pot underneath the nose of an admittedly swoopy mid-size sedan doesn’t seem like a recipe for thrills in these heady days of 270+HP Toyota Camrys. However, the numbers only tell half the story. Like the Jetta GLi, the CC drives like a much smaller car than it actually is. Slot the quick-shifting DSG gearbox into sport, and the car wakes up and grips through the corners with a surprising amount of zip. If you’re wondering, the more-powerful V-6 model isn’t half as much fun — the joy here

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Furniture

DINING TABLE, cherry wood, 53’’ expands with two 12’’ leafs, 4 matching chairs & buffet $450. 604-261-0829

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

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Trades/Technical

JAGUAR LAND ROVER Journeyman Technician Wanted for Richmond dealership. Training, tool / boot allowances. Solid work history, enthusiastic, self-directed. Email to: hr@cowellautogroup.com ONE STOP Rock Shop requires a sound engineer with at least 3 yrs of exp, $ 25/hr, 35 hrs/wk. Spanish is an asset. Send resumes to: onestoprockshop@hotmail.com

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Cats

ABSTRACT BENGAL Kittens, vet ✔ 1st shots dewormed, sweet natured, $400. 1-604-814-1235

6 MTHS old, spayed, deworm & deflea kittens, fluffy & short hair. Open to offers. 604-461-0033

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LEGALS

Dogs

5505

GOLDEN RETRIEVER pups vet check, shots dewormed, family raised $650. 604-997-0024

Dogs MINI-GOLDENDOODLE PUPS, up to 25lbs, no shed, family raised, $1500, Call 604-864-7203

GOLDEN RETRIEVER 10 weeks puppies!! Golden Retriever Championship Pedigree (Chuckanut) puppies for sale ($950 US). Available now! Call: 360-527-3048 heather.borland@hotmail.com

SHIBA INU PUPPIES. 8 Weeks. 1 white female, 1 sesame red female, 1 sesame red male. Born on Oct 19, 2012. All ready to go. Contact: 778-858-8785.

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

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3540 AMERICAN BULLDOG PUPS, ready for Xmas, dewormed, 1st shots, $1200ea, 604-230-1999

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BLUE NOSE PIT BULLS (2) 10 wks, vet checked. Ready to go. $650. S. Sry. 778-838-7455

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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 NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS NOTICE is hereby given that Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of Wong Mei See, also known as Wong Tik Yee, Maice Wong, Maice Wong Seto, Dick Yee Song and Dick Yee Wong, formerly of 1740 Comox Street, Apt 1002, Vancouver, BC V5G 2Z1, Deceased, who died on January 13, 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 11th 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. Chuck Lew, Executor By: Hugh S. McLellan McLELLAN HERBERT Barristers & Solicitors

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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

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Legal/Public Notices

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.

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 William Alvin Ivey, formerly of #103 - 3131 East 58th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5S 4V2, Deceased, who died on October 14, 2012, are hereby required to send them to the undersigned Executrix c/o of her solicitors: McLellan Herbert, #310 - 800 W. Pender Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6C 2V6 before the 11th day of January, 2013 after which date the Executrix will distribute the said Estate among the parties entitled thereto, having regard only to the claims of which they then have notice. Sharon Bursey, Executrix By: Hugh S. McLellan McLELLAN HERBERT Barristers & Solicitors

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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.

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6008

6008-02

PROFESSIONAL MASSAGE

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

6008-10

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

6008-12

Langley/ Aldergrove

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

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

6008-04

6008-14

Maple Ridge/ Pitt Mead.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

6008-18

New Westminster

6008-34

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

6008-28

Richmond

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

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

Houses - Sale

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

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

6020-08

Coquitlam

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

6008-30

Surrey

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Abbotsford

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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

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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

6008-42

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

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6020

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

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

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Chilliwack

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

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

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

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

Ladner/ South Delta

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

6008-06 Body Work

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

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Condos/ Townhouses

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

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Condos/ Townhouses

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S. Surrey/ White Rock

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

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

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

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

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

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

EAST, STUNNING mt Baker vu 2850sf 5br 3ba bungalow, mn fl Master, SOLD! SOLD! SOLD! see uSELLaHOME.com id5456

6020-04

6020-14

Langley/ Aldergrove

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

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

6020-06

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

11 ACRE lot w/1296sf 3br 2ba Updated modular home Ryder Lake area $475K 604-316-7775 see uSELLaHOME.com id5640 FORT LANGLEY 2300sf 5br w/suite above 3 additional rental units $985K 604-882-6788 see uSELLaHOME.com id5533

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

6020-20

Mission

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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

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

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


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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

6020

Houses - Sale

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North Delta

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

6020

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Surrey

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

6020

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Surrey

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

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Port Moody

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

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

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

6020-24

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

6020-34

Surrey

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

VANC DNTOWN medical office 672sf+188sf common area near St Pauls hp $375K 604-572-2785 see uSELLaHOME.com id5509 CUSTOM BUILT, 2200sf, 3BR+ den, 2.5 bath, new fixtures, 7300sf lot, $659K, 604-943-9600

6020-38 CLOVERDALE 3850SF 6br 5ba 3lvl 2/suite potential on 1/2ac GD lot, $789,800 778-549-2056 see uSELLaHOME.com id5564

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

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

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

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

6030

Lots & Acreage

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

GUILDFORD NEW 4889sf 9br 6½ ba, main fl br, 2 suites river +mtn vu SOLD! SOLD! SOLD! see uSELLaHOME.com id5610

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

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

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

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

Other Areas BC

Dreaming of a New Home?

North Delta

6030

Vancouver East Side

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

6020-52

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

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

Tsawwas.

www.realestatehomes.net

QUEEN MARY large 3700sf 7br+ den 5ba on 7869sf lot, 2br side suite SOLD!!! SOLD!!! SOLD!!! see uSELLaHOME.com id5615

Industrial/ Commercial

Surrey

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

6020-36

Westburn. dan@realestatehomes.net

6025

A43

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

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

6035

Mobile Homes

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

CHILLIWACK REDUCED must be moved 1130sf 2br 2bath mobile $7,500obo 604-795-7570 see uSELLaHOME.com id5612

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

Find your perfect home at

househunting.ca

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

FLEETWOOD RENO’D 2140sf 4br 3ba, large 7100sf lot, bsmt suite $549,000 604-727-9240 see uSELLaHOME.com id5617

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

Tim Stephens' Astral Reflections Aries March 21 - April 19: This week starts with hope – perhaps too much hope, as your logic weakens in the face of fond feelings or fond fantasies. Still, enjoy the friendship, popularity and happiness Sunday/Monday. By Monday eve, retreat to plan, contemplate and rest. You might experience a philosophical difference with someone, or a snag in dealing with government or institutions Tuesday, but Wednesday holds a sparkling love attraction, or a smooth breakthrough in legal, educational or travel zones. Your energy and charisma come roaring back Thursday into Saturday morning – start something ambitious. Taurus April 20-May 20: Focus on career, business, your ambitions and prestige relationships Sunday/ Monday. Though this is a quiet, deep month, involving big decisions in lifestyle, finances and intimacy, lighter notes come midweek, as entertainment, popularity, friends and optimism buoy your spirits. Thursday through Saturday morning, though, seek solitude and quiet; rest, contemplate and plan. This interval might bring a new, lucky idea involving your career, government or head office (or some authority) and the fruits of research, detective work. An investment or financial manoeuvre might be involved. Gemini May 21-June 20: This is your last week of exciting meetings, new opportunities and new horizons (perhaps relocation). Take advantage – make contacts, travel, call, make your bid. You feel wise and loving Sunday/Monday – but don’t blend a love relationship (even worse, a secret or collusive link) with your ambitions/career. By Monday night through Wednesday your actions and reputation will be scrutinized by higher-ups: if you pass, success follows. Be cautious to Tuesday noon, then pursue your goals. You could meet a new love Wednesday. Thursday/Friday bring light romance, social joy and new hopes.

Cancer June 21-July 22: This is your last week of drudgery. Tackle all chores, get them out of the way, because several new opportunities and friendship prospects will arise Friday into late January. You’ll want your energy and time to be free for these. Sunday/Monday feature investments, debt, large finances, sexual urges, subconscious desires, health diagnosis and lifestyle decisions. Midweek emphasizes far travel, wisdom, learning, gentle love. It also brings splendid career/work luck and inspiration (Wednesday). More emphasis on your career, community status, Thursday/Friday. Saturday, happiness! Leo July 23-Aug. 22: This is your last week of “heavy romance” or deep creativity, so don’t waste it. (By “heavy,” I mean deep or significant.) Sunday/Monday bring partnership prospects, exciting meetings, new horizons, opportunities – and potential opposition, even enmity. You might be deceiving yourself about the chances of sex with someone very attractive. Be aware, astute. Midweek emphasizes sex, intimacy, large finances, changes and commitment. True love’s possible – you might even agree to wed. Wisdom, a mellow mood, culture, rituals, far travel, learning – and love – flow Thursday/Friday. Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: It’s the last week of emphasis on your home, on security, real estate, kids/parents, retirement, etc. Though this zone begins to fade now in terms of big projects, demands and burdens, it now begins to bless you with sweet results and affection, especially Wednesday. However, don’t try to force “home delights” on a partner or prospective mate Sunday. (This day and Monday are for chores: eat and dress sensibly.) Midweek brings exciting meetings, new opportunities. Thursday to Saturday feature sexual urges, financial luck. Friday begins a month of romance, risk and pleasure.

Check the Real estate section.

To advertise call 604-630-3300

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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

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

cont. on next page

Dec. 16 - Dec. 22, 2012

Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: The fast pace of paperwork, travel, errands and calls continues – until Friday, when a month of deeper, domestic concerns will begin. Sunday/Monday are romantic – take a risk, collect your reward. Applies in love, and money too. But beware misunderstanding the import of a remark or message about work or health-related drugs. DON’T buy machinery. Midweek brings many chores (tackle them) – and a possible heart-thumping development in love. You might meet a new mate, or “rediscover” one. Thursday/Friday emphasize cooperation, opportunities, barriers and enmity – pick the positive. Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Continue to chase money or collect possessions. Friday begins a month that won’t contain the same solidity of reward – so go all out before that day. Sunday/Monday feature home, security, foundations. Don’t let a love of money (or possessiveness) interfere with a slowly blossoming romance or creative project. Midweek emphasizes romance, adventure, risk, self-expression, love, teaching, beauty, pleasure and creativity – but it also offers “sweet luck” (Wednesday) in work/money. (In some cases, sudden love.) Tackle chores Thursday/ Friday. Saturday brings money opportunity. Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Your energy, charisma and effectiveness remain high. Remain focused on big, important projects, people, relationships. Let the small, the details, paperwork, etc., wait until February – but tackle the most pressing of these Sunday/ Monday. In past weeks you’ve attracted attention (don’t blame me if you’ve hidden from it). Now to Jan. 7 you radiate a subtle charm that can turn friends into lovers, competitors into friends. Remember, until June/12 you have to be the chaser in love and money (if you want luck). Home, midweek. Romance, creativity Thursday/Friday – risk it!

Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Stay quiet, restful, contemplative until Friday – then one of the best months of your year begins. Until then, plan nearfuture actions/projects.Chase money Sunday/Monday. A sensual attraction might lure you, but deception or illusion can make you uncertain of your footing, or bring an element of gossip or “sneaking around.” Midweek brings errands, casual friends, paperwork (and newspapers) – drive carefully, as you’re a bit weary. Head home Thursday/Friday – Thursday for rest, Friday for getting ready to launch. Saturday your energy rises: chase romance or grab an opportunity. Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Enjoy your social life while you can – Friday brings a month of quietude, rest and recuperation, thinking and planning. But until then, the social delights continue! Your energy and charisma draw others Sunday/Monday: start things. But shop only carefully: (mild) deception invades money matters. Midweek, chase money, pursue new clients, etc. Buy electrical, auto or computer items afternoonTuesday to 2 p.m.(PST)Wednesday.Siblings, casual friends, trips, calls, visits, news, errands and paperwork fill Thursday/Friday. Friendship might turn to romance. Home, rest, Saturday. Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: Remain ambitious. Put your best self forward for bosses, parents, other VIPs – they will favour you now to early January. Be restful, quiet, contemplate and plan, Sunday/Monday. A parent or child might do you a favour – or argue. Your energy and magnetism rise nicely midweek – be bold, see and be seen, ask favours, start projects and relationships (before 2:30 p.m. Wednesday). Your money luck rises briefly Thursday/Friday. Avoid engine/electronic/computer purchases Thursday afternoon. Friday begins a month of social delights, flirtations, wish fulfillment and optimism! timstephens@shaw.ca • Reading: 604-886-4808


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THE VANCOUVER COURIER FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2012

HOME SERVICES

Call ThE Experts RENOVATIONS & CUSTOM HOMES Renovations & Custom Homes www.rjrrenovator.com www.rjrconstruction.ca

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8015

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

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Appliance Repairs

8020

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REAL ESTATE cont. from previous page

6040

Okanagan/ Interior

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

6050

6050

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

6065

Recreation Property

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

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

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

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

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

6522

Furnished Accommodation

12TH & Quebec, clean, quiet furnished room, lady only, N/S, N/P, $450 incl utils. 604-576-1746

6540

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

6052

★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★ 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 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

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

6065

Houses - Rent

www.ReadySetOwn.ca

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

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

8060

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

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

604-253-0049

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

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

8073

Drainage

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

KERRISDALE, FURNISHED 1 bdrm, n/p n/s, w/d & utils incl, refs, Jan 1, $900. Call 604-263-6753

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

6605

Townhouses Rent

Red Seal Plumbing, Backed Up Drains, Sewer Mains, Water Mains, Burst Pipes, Camera Inspection, 604-618-4988

8075

Since 1989

ALWAYS DONE RIGHT WITH INTEGRITY

Complete Drywall Services! Textured Ceiling Specialist Quality Work Guaranteed!

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

PLACE YOUR RENTAL ADS 24/7 PALM SPRINGS Vacation Home 55+ Gated Park, $119K, 1800sf, 3 BR 2.5ba. Call 604-737-7756

Go to vancourier.com and Click on classifieds

# 1 DRAINAGE, STONE WORK & DEMOLITION

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

8105

Flooring/ Refinishing

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

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

Tel: 604-603-9655

8125

Gutters

Continuous Gutters Leaf Protection Systems Fascia Covers Soffits & Siding New Construction & Renovations Fully Insured/WCB

604-868-1373

www.citywidegutters.com POWER WASHING PLUS

732-8453

RENT

Excavating

Drywall

No Job To Small! Call Steve 604-613-4861

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

8087

FALL SPECIALS • Guttter & Window Cleaning

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

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

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

Commercial/Residential

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

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

ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR Lic’d. Bonded, Ins, Res/Com. 30 yrs exp, #4441 604-726-7616

Artistry of Hardwood Floors

Concrete

Bright 1 BR bsmt ste, newer home, alrm, bus to UBC, nr skytrn/Oakridge area, avail Now, $750 + utils, ns/np, 604-261-3148

KITSILANO BEACH, Newly reno’d - like new 2 BR ground flr ste with fridge, stove, dishwasher, washer & dryer. Avail now. 9am-9pm daily ★ 604-539-2533

Electrical

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

RENOS • REPAIRS 9129 Shaughnessy St., Van.

Recreation Property

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

Managed by Dodwell Strata Management Ltd.

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

Real Estate Investment

MOVING?

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

8030

Carpentry

Co-ops

Updating, Convenient Area..$888/M Call 604-RTO-HOME/604-786-4663

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

Call 604-630-3300 to place your ad

Apt/Condos

6510

STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN ● No Qualification - Low Down ● RICHMOND - 8031 Ryan Rd, 3Br Condo, Spacious Top Flr, Needs

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

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

6508

HIGHBURY APARTMENTS

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

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

6505

Apartments & Condos

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

Out Of Town Property

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

RENTALS

2' Faux Wood Blinds 40-50% Off Vertical & Roller Blinds Call for Free Est 778-865-1562

8080

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

• Power Washing • Painting • Free Estimates

Call Ken 604-716-7468 CITYWIDE GUTTERS Continuous gutter installs, leaf protection, new & renos. BBB, Ins.WCB. 604-868-1373 citywidegutters.com Edgemont Gutters. Sales & Install 5’’ continuous gutter, minor repairs, cleaning. 604-420-4800

WEST SIDE GUTTERS 15% OFF 604-722-1105 Professional Powerwash Gutters cleaned & repaired Since 1984, 604-339-0949 Waters Home Maintenance Gutter Cleaning, repairs, windows Free estimate 604-738-6606

8130

Handyperson

ALL YOUR electrical & reno needs. Lic’d electrician #37940. Insured, bonded & WCB. Free est Reasonable rates 604-842-5276 YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guar’d. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

Since 1989

RENOS • REPAIRS 9129 Shaughnessy St., Van.

732-8453


HOME SERVICES Handyperson

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

Painting/ Wallpaper

8195

D&M PAINTING

Interior/Exterior Specialist HANDYMAN, reno, kitchen, bath, plumbing, countertop, flooring, painting, etc. Mic, 604-725-3127

Many Years Experience Fully Insured Top Quality, Quick Work Free Estimate

604-724-3832

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

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 Ny Ton Gardening Yard Clean Up, Prunning, Shrubs, Hedging, Trimming, etc. 604-782-5288

8175

Masonry

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

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$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

Oil Tank Removal

FLECK CONTRACTING LTD.

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

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

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

Roofing

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

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

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

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

''Satisfaction Guaranteed''

licensed - Insured - WCB

For Free Estimates Call Ryan 778.809.6677 homeadvantagecontracting@gmail.com SADAKA PAINTING Int/Ext, power washing. Call Zoran (604) 723-0502

8220

Plumbing

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

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

604-618-4988

604-731-2443 YOUR WAY

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

‘Old Home Specialist’

Steve ✔

604-324-3351

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Renovations & Home Improvement

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Collectibles & Classics

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1987 PONTIAC FIERO auto, collectors plates, 4 cyl, new brakes, garage kept 169km $3100 604-987-0926 1988 LeBaron convert, deluxe loaded, lady driven, 186,000 km aircared $1500. 604-790-0993

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

Collectibles & Classics

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

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

1989 JAGUAR XJS coupe, V12 159 K, pristine cond $6950 obo. Priv sale, call Bob 604-986-8516

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Luxury Cars

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732-8453

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

A1 CONTRACTING. Bsmt, bath, kitchen cabinets, tiling, painting & decks. Dhillon, 604-782-1936 Additions, renos & new const. Concrete forming & framing specialist. Patrick 604-218-3064

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Disposal & Recycling

D & M RENOVATIONS, Flooring, tiling, finishing. Fully Insured. Top quality, quick work 604-724-3832 MR. BUILD - Renos and Repairs. Est 1989. 9129 Shaughnessy St. Please call 604-732-8453

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Roofing

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

STORMRIDER ROOF REPAIRS • Concrete Tiles • Skylights • Rain Gutters

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

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

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1990 EAGLE Talon 1 owner, 4 cyl aircared, 129k kms, perma shine, serv/recds. $2500. 604-433-4859

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

RUBBISH REMOVAL Stucco/Siding/ Exterior

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

8309

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

8335

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

2004 Jaguar X-Type Automatic 93,500 kms Excellent condition. $10,500 Call: (604) 786-0941 email: juliekemble@hotmail.com 2007 BMW 525I, black, loaded, leather, sunroof, very clean, 130K, $24,900. 604-999-4097

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

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

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

Window Cleaning

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

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

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

Tree Services

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

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

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

Tiling

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

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

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

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

8300

Domestic

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

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

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

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

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

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Student Works

JACK’S RUBBISH Removal. Household Junk Specialist! Friendly & Cheap. 604-266-4444 RJR CONSTRUCTION Small Projects Division. www.rjrrenovator.com Call 604-254-1760

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

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

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Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

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Scrap Car Removal

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Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

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Sports & Imports

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Vans

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

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

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

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

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Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

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

1999 SUZUKI Grand Vitara, fully loaded, 4 door, all wheel drive, white, $6500. Call 604-518-3166

2001 DODGE Ram 1500, Stock# V12349B $7995. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

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

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

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Scrap Car Removal

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

2005 GMC Sierra Stock# KK1373B $9995. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

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

2006 Ford F150 XL, 4X4, 5.4L, extended cab, seats 6, long box, canopy, A/C, 107K. $12,950. must sell! (604) 773-4235.

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

1998 HONDA Accord Ex, 4dr, loaded, 150K, exc cond, good tires, $4600 obo, 604-812-4912

2000 BMW 328i, Stk# V11993B, Black, low K’s, $7995. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331 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

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

2001 TOYOTA Corolla, 86,400 km, Auto, A/C, New Tires, Battery. $5,750. 604-594-2992

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

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

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

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

1994 PONTIAC Trans Am GT red with grey int., well maint., lady driven $4800. Serious inquires only. Ph 604-997-2583

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

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

2011 NISSAN Versa S $12,888, 38,750 km EH98482 Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108 1998 NOMAD 5th Wheel 25 ft. 1 slide; Standup/walk around Bdrm $12,000 604-796-2866

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

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

Vans 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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 HYUNDAI Santa Fe LTD, White, Stk# K13215A $17,995. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331 2008 VW City Jetta, 89,000km, tiptronic, new tires, heated seats, aluminum tires, 1st owner. $12,500 obo. Call 604-921-4701

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

2004 MAZDA 626, black, leather, auto, ht seats, gd cond, 110k km, aircared. $8000. 604-440-4322

*some conditions apply

RV’s/Trailers

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

2000 MAZDA MPV LX, gold, 4 cyl, 195000km, auto, airbags, pw, ps, Scratches on exterior, $2,100 604-986-7533

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

Trusted Vendors, Local Buyers

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Boats

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

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

Sell Your Car.

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

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

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

THE SCRAPPER

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

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

1991 MERCEDES BENZ 300C. Auto, new tires. 111,000 km. Exc condition. $6,500. 604-786-6495

MIKE: 604-872-0109 JORDANI’S FREE SCRAP CAR REMOVAL. Top $$ for complete cars. 7 days/wk, 604-720-0067

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

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2003 MAZDA Prote´ge´ 5, Stk# K12555B, 5 spd, yellow, $4995. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

Sports & Imports

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

2006 HONDA Accord, 106,000 kms, 4 dr, auto, leather, very good cond $12,500. 604-889-4961

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

2009 ACURA RDX Tech Pkg74K, $26,888, EH01133, auto/5 speed, fully loaded Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108 NO WHEELS, NO PROBLEM

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

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

2008 FORD Pickup Lariat, 49,000km, loaded + +, $37,500 Must Sell! 604-313-2763 2002 FORD Explorer, Stk# V13081A, auto low K’s $6995. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

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

1997 VOLVO 850 Stationwagon, loaded, well maint, new tires, $3900 obo, 604-984-0596 NEED CHEAP AUTOBODY ? www.cheapautobody.ca 604-341-7738

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

★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

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

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


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Offer(s) available on select new 2012/2013 models through participating dealers to qualified customers who take delivery by January 2nd, 2013. Dealers may sell or lease for less. Some conditions apply. Offers are subject to change without notice. See dealer for complete details. Vehicles shown may include optional accessories and upgrades available at extra cost. All offers exclude licensing, registration, insurance, other taxes and down payment (if applicable and unless otherwise specified). Other dealer charges may be required at the time of purchase. Other lease and financing options also available. **0% purchase financing is available on select new 2013 Kia models on approved credit. Terms vary by model and trim, see dealer for complete details. Representative financing example based on 2013 Rio5 LX+ AT (RO753D) with a selling price of $18,572 [includes delivery and destination fees of $1,455, $1,000 Everybody Wins savings, other fees and certain levies (including tire levies) and A/C charge ($100, where applicable)] financed at 0% APR for 36 months. 78 bi-weekly payments equal $225 per payment with a down payment/ equivalent trade of $0. License, insurance, applicable taxes, variable dealer administration fees (up to $699) and registration fees are extra. Retailer may sell for less. See dealer for full details. #Every eligible contestant will win (subject to correctly answering a skill-testing question) an Instant Win prize consisting of a discount in an amount from $1,000 to $10,000 towards the purchase or lease of any new 2012 or 2013 Kia vehicle. One Grand Prize consisting of a $25,000 cheque will be randomly awarded from among all eligible contestants at the conclusion of the contest. No purchase necessary. Contest open to Canadian residents with a valid driver’s license over the age of majority. Odds of winning a particular discount vary by prize and by region. See kia.ca or your participating Kia dealer for complete contest rules. $“Don’t Pay until Spring” on select new models (120-day payment deferral) applies to purchase financing on all 2013 Sorento models. No interest will accrue during the first 90 days of the finance contract. After this period, interest starts to accrue and the purchaser will repay the principal interest monthly over the term of the contract. !Bi-weekly finance payment (on approved credit) for new 2013 Sorento LX AT (SR75BD)/2013 Sorento 3.5L LX V6 (SR75ED)/2013 Sportage 2.4L LX MT (SP551D)/2012 Rondo LX with AC (RN750C) based on a selling price of $28,667/$31,267/$23,767/$22,767 is $157/$172/$130/$114 with an APR of 1.49%/1.49%/1.99%/0% for 60 months, amortized over an 84-month period. Estimated remaining principal balance of $8,053/$8,824/$6,606/$5,933 plus applicable taxes due at end of 60-month period. Delivery and destination fees of $1,650, $1,000 Everybody Wins savings, $500/$500/$750/$1,000 loan savings, other fees and certain levies (including tire levies) and A/C charge ($100, where applicable) are included. License, insurance, applicable taxes, variable dealer administration fees (up to $699) and registration fees are extra. Retailer may sell for less. See dealer for full details. §Loan savings for 2013 Sorento LX AT (SR75BD)/2013 Sorento 3.5L LX V6 (SR75ED)/2013 Sportage 2.4L LX MT (SP551D)/2012 Rondo LX with AC (RN750C) is $500/$500/$750/$1,000 and is available on purchase financing only on approved credit. Loan savings vary by model and trim and are deducted from the negotiated selling price before taxes. Some conditions apply. !Model shown Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price for 2013 Sorento 3.5L SX AWD (SR75XD)/2013 Sportage 2.0T SX with Navigation (SP759D)/2012 Rondo EX V6 Luxury (RN75BC) is $43,045/$39,145/$28,945 and includes delivery and destination fees of $1,650 and A/C charge ($100, where applicable). License, insurance, applicable taxes, other fees and certain levies (including tire levies), variable dealer administration fees (up to $699) and registration fees are extra. Retailer may sell for less. Available at participating dealers. See dealer for full details. °The Bluetooth® wordmark and logo are registered trademarks and are owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. ¥Trailer brakes must be equipped to achieve 3,500 lbs towing capacity. !Highway/city fuel consumption is based on the 2013 Sorento 2.4L GDI 4-cyl (A/T)/2013 Sportage 2.4L MPI 4-cyl (A/T)/2012 Rondo 2.4L MPI 4-cyl (A/T). These updated estimates are based on Transport Canada’s approved criteria and testing methods. Refer to the Government of Canada’s EnerGuide Fuel Consumption Guide. Your actual fuel consumption will vary based on driving habits and other factors. Information in this advertisement is believed to be accurate at the time of printing. For more information on our 5-year warranty coverage, visit kia.ca or call us at 1-877-542-2886. Kia Canada is the official automotive sponsor of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD Canada). KIA is a trademark of Kia Motors Corporation.

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WEEKLY SPECIALS 100% BC Owned and Operated Prices Effective December 13 to December 26, 2012. ( 2 weeks ) We reserve the right to limit quantities. We reserve the right to correct printing errors.

Grocery Department Salt Spring Organic Fair Trade Coffee

Meat Department Barbara’s Bakery Cheez Puffs

assorted varieties

2.29

from10.99

Canadian Heritage Organic Maple Syrup assorted varieties

19.99

Breyers Ice Cream

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PRICING reg 8.99

assorted varieties

6.99

product of Canada

2/7.00

3/6.99

( found in the dairy isle )

Vitala Free Run Omega-3 Large Eggs

Organic California Grown Garnet and Jewel Yams

Relax and let us cook your Turkey Dinner for you! Try our delicious holiday meal complete with specialty turkey and all the trimmings, made exclusively by our Executive Chef Antonio Cerullo.

220g • product of USA

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PRICING

Bulk Department All Brookside Chocolate

assorted varieties

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3.99

bags or bins

2/5.00

reg 5.89

20% off regular retail price

425-454g • product of BC

Health Care Department

1 dozen • product of Canada

Celestial Seasonings Tea assorted varieties

Stahlbush Island Farms Frozen Vegetables

2/5.00

assorted varieties

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20 count product of USA

Organic Meadow Organic Butter

PRICING reg 2.99

2/3.00

6.99

2/5.00

regular retail price 225-908g

946ml

Armstrong Cheese

from 7.99

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PRICING reg from 11.49

600g • product of Canada

Camino Organic Chocolate Bars

2/5.00

Hot-Kid Rice Crisps

regular, light or classic

assorted varieties

from 3.99

2L • product of Canada

3/5.49

package of 6

20.99 37.99

2.00 off

regular retail price ( available frozen or fresh )

120 veggie caps 240 veggie caps

• Normalizes adrenal function, and therefore overall health and energy • Improves overall ability to deal with excessive stress

Choices’ Star of the Season Program

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PRICING

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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For more details on each neighborhood house, please visit www.choicesmarkets.com

PRICING

2011, 2012 Awards. Your Loyalty has helped Choices achieve these awards. Thank you!

www.choicesmarkets.com Kitsilano

Cambie

Kerrisdale

Yaletown

Rice Bakery

South Surrey

2627 W. 16th Ave. Vancouver 604.736.0009

3493 Cambie St. Vancouver 604.875.0099

1888 W. 57th Ave. Vancouver 604.263.4600

1202 Richards St. Vancouver 604.633.2392

2595 W. 16th Ave. Vancouver 604.736.0301

3248 King George Blvd. South Surrey 604.541.3902

LL Regeneration

Brad King Ultimate Vegan Anti-Stress

no egg and non dairy options available

100g • product of China

Rose Dew

Rose Dew provides hydrating care for dry skin while LL Regeneration is tailored to people 30 and older.

Pumpkin Pies 6 or 8”

100g • product of Canada

Dairyland Egg Nog

17.99 20.99

Rice Bakery

assorted varieties

120 softgels

AnneMarie Borlind 3 Piece Gift Set

Mince or Butter Tarts, Almond Bites or Cranberry Pecan Squares

product of USA

60 softgels

The whole, active constituents of Turmeric, delivered in New Chapter’s Zyflamend, work as a 100% herbal anti-inflammatory to help relieve joint pain. Save $5 with in storecoupon!

1.00 off

5.99 assorted varieties

24.99 39.99

Fruitcakes or Stollen

product of USA

assorted varieties

454g product of Canada

New Chapter Zyflamend

Bakery Department

300-400g

Kitchen Basics Cooking Stocks

salted or unsalted

.98lb/ 2.16kg

No. 1 size • product of USA

Que Pasa Organic Tortilla Chips

PRICING

5.98

5lb product of Canada

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PRICING

Deli Department

assorted varieties

7.98

5lb box product of USA

Organic Table Carrots from Fountainview Farm in Lillooet, B.C.

2.99lb/ 6.59kg

1.66L

Kettle Brand Potato Chips

1.75L +dep+eco • product of Canada

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PRICING

Toupie Hams

assorted varieties

product of Canada

Oasis Health Break Fresh Juice

155-198g

product of USA

1L

Organic California Grown Satsuma Mandarin Oranges

3.99lb/ 8.80kg

assorted varieties

400g • product of Canada

Produce Department

J.D. Farms Grade A Specialty Turkey

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Vancouver Courier December 14 2012