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ing with a degree in fine arts, we need people with a fine arts background if we are going to succeed and achieve as a country,” said Clark at the announcement that was attended by at least one member of Parliament, prominent business people and half a dozen MLAs. “Our government is committed to making sure that this institution becomes one of the world’s greatest institutions for the arts,” she added. Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development Bill Bennett acknowledged complaints from the film industry that productions are moving to Ontario where there are deeper tax credits. But he noted films return to Vancouver for post-production. “It’s the graduates of this school today and the future graduates of this school that will do that kind of work because we’re the best in Canada at it and we’re going to get better with the investment in this school,” he said. The speakers at the press conference at the new Centre for Digital Media building that opened last September on Great Northern Way, just east of Main Street, noted the move had been in the works for years. See NEW on page 4

ayor Gregor Robertson is urging all Lower Mainland candidates running in the May provincial election to declare whether they support the creation of a regional police force. With no consensus from area mayors or police chiefs on the concept, Robertson said the election is an opportunity to “break the logjam” on creating such a force. “It would be great to see candidates for the Legislature across the region put their cards on the table,” he told reporters Tuesday after a Vancouver Police Board meeting at the Cambie Street police station. “I think that would speak volumes as to what’s possible and, ultimately, it will be the next premier that is going to need to lead the charge with any dramatic changes to how we police the region.” Premier Christy Clark and NDP leader Adrian Dix continue to sidestep the issue while mayors in Surrey, Delta, Richmond and Port Moody have publicly stated their opposition to a regional force. They say they’re satisfied with their current policing structures and are worried larger municipalities such as Vancouver would suck up resources and water down policing services in the suburbs. The topic, which has been bandied about for years in the Lower Mainland, surfaced again in December after Wally Oppal recommended in his final report of the Missing Women Commission of Inquiry that a regional police force be created. Oppal’s report, titled Forsaken, noted one of the “critical police failures” in the missing women investigations between 1997 and 2002 was the failure to address cross-jurisdictional issues and the ineffective coordination between police forces and agencies. See VPD on page 4


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George Pedersen, a past chair of the board of governors for Emily Carr and past president of Simon Fraser University, the University of British Columbia, the University of Western Ontario, Royal Roads University and the University of Northern B.C., told the Courier former Liberal premier Gordon Campbell got the ball rolling on a new Emily Carr shortly before he stepped down from his post in 2010. The current Emily Carr was designed for 850 students and now instructs more than 1,800, not including continuing study students. “Our space constraints force us to turn away 50 per cent of all qualified undergraduate candidates and 75 per cent of our qualified graduates,” said Jake Kerr, chancellor of Emily Carr. “More than 92 per cent of our graduates are

employed. They’re highly sought after by companies such as Lululemon, Sony Pictures Imageworks, Apple, Google and dozens of other household names,” he added. “A large percentage of our graduates start their own businesses. They create employment, tax revenues, new economic vitality and all of the things that are important for British Columbia.” The project is projected to cost $134 million. Kerr joked that after founder of Canaccord Financial Peter Brown helps re-elect Clark, he would be accountable to her to raise the additional $21 million as co-chair of the fundraising committee. Emily Carr will seek a team to design, build, finance and maintain the new campus. The competitive selection process is expected to begin in February. Emily Carr is a

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Hey city hall watchers, remember Sean Bickerton? Let me refresh your memory. Bickerton was the articulate NPA candidate who ran unsuccessfully for a council seat in the 2011 election. He was also very articulate in his comments after the NPA team, led by mayoral candidate Suzanne Anton, got hammered at the polls. And I quote: “Together, we have done everything possible to make voters aware of the issues I believed were important in this campaign. But the voters have spoken, decisively rejecting a mayoral campaign based on puerile, sophomoric, gotcha-style attacks and trivial wedge issues.” As I wrote back then — wow! He didn’t refer to Anton by name but she was the mayoral candidate. She was also the same person, as a councillor, to support Edgewater Casino acquiring more slot machines and gambling tables for a new casino adjacent to B.C. Place. Bickerton, as you may recall, was a key voice in the coalition that formed prior to the election to combat the proposal by Edgewater to build its mega casino. So it was no surprise, really, when I came across Bickerton’s website and read that he recommends Liberal members of Vancouver-Quilchena support Andrew Wilkinson in that riding’s nomination battle. Guess who Wilkinson is facing?

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rovoked by conditions included in the park board’s proposed joint operating agreement, the Killarney Community Centre Association has called an emergency meeting for next Tuesday evening. Keith Jacobs, past president and current treasurer for the association, said the park board’s general manager Malcolm Bromley and city manager Penny Ballem have given the associations an ultimatum, which he described as unacceptable. The park board wants to take control of the revenues generated from programs and roomrentals,whichtraditionallyhaveremained with the centres. “I’ve heard Malcolm Bromley say at several meetings whoever has the money has the power,” said Jacobs. “They say it’s nonnegotiable.” Jacobs said the money raised by each centre is used within that community. In Killarney, the association contributed $450,000 towards a new pool and $350,000 towards the ice rink used during the 2012 Olympic Games. “We do that gladly,” said Jacobs. “That money doesn’t go anywhere except this community.” Jacobs added the association is asking for the public to get involved with a “call to action.” “We want people to write to the mayor, council and park board,” said Jacobs. “The councillors have told me this has nothing to do with them and that this is a park board issue, but that changed when Penny Ballem took over every meeting. The park board is no longer an inde-

pendent body.” But not all community centre associations are as concerned as Killarney about the proposed agreement. In a Jan. 22 email to Bromley, Michael Noon, president of the Roundhouse Community Centre Association, expressed gratitude to the general manager and park board staff for responding to concerns regarding staffing, programming and fundraising. Vision Vancouver park board commissioner Niki Sharma said the goal of the proposed agreement is to bring all of the city’s community centres in line with the four priorities of its strategic plan. Those include providing accessibility for all, leading in green practices, engaging the public, and using existing resources effectively and efficiently. Sharma said the practice by some associations of insisting users purchase individual memberships and refusing to honor the universal Leisure Access Card goes against the board’s priority of accessibility. The Leisure Access Card is available to low-income residents. “We want to ensure community centres are accessible to everyone and that they have the same level of service,” said Sharma. She added the park board wants to pool all of the money raised through programming and room rentals and distribute it amongst all of the community centres. “Under this current proposal they’d still have the ability to fundraise,” Sharma insisted. The emergency meeting is at 7 p.m. Jan. 29, at the community centre, 6260 Killarney St. sthomas@vancourier.com twitter.com/sthomas10

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s a counsellor, Galya Chatterton wanted to make her services more accessible. So when she learned about the launch of a non-traditional school where students and teachers barter for instruction, she immediately proposed a conflict management class. “It seemed a little safer than actually running a therapy group,” she said. “It just seemed like something that would be useful in some capacity for most people.” Chatterton will offer conflict management through the new Trade School Vancouver, which will be hosted at various venues by a volunteer team. Potential instructors submit a proposal and what they’d like to receive in return. Students reserve spaces online and indicate the goods or services they will provide. Bartered goods are exchanged on the day of school. A group of friends started Trade School in New York in 2010. The concept has caught on in more than 20 cities including Singapore, Guadalajara and Toronto. Two separate groups of Vancouver volunteers learned from Trade School New York they were both working to establish a Trade School here and so they joined forces. “We’re all really thinking about this as a way to build community, to makeeducationandlearningaccessibleandalso to break down the idea [of] who is privileged enough to teach something and who isn’t,” said Allexa Abi-Jaoude, one of the Vancouver orga-

nizers. “We’re encouraging anybody from any background who has something that they think they can share to send us a proposal and get involved.” Trade School Vancouver has received proposals from professors, doctors and stayat-home moms. Experts aren’t necessarily teaching what’s on their CVs, but sharing hobbies and other skills. “On our launch day, it was really nice to see all the connections that were made and people meeting people who they would probably never get to know in a different situation,” Abi-Jaoude said. Upcoming courses include bike maintenance, conflict management, art philosophy and HTML and CSS Instructors are bartering instruction for baked goods, website help and welding tips. Chatterton says leading a class is less about her desire for babysitting and personal training and more about providing access. “It’s kind of a fun concept,” she added. “They promote learning and connecting and sharing within community, which promotes mental health.” Most of the venues Trade School Vancouver uses are in or near Gastown and accommodate 10 to 25 students. The organizers, who work in public health, website design and social media, hope to expand to other parts of the city and to find a facility to accommodate cooking classes. For more information, see tradeschoolvan.com. crossi@vancourier.com twitter.com/Cheryl_Rossi

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Brian Jackson “hit the ground running” when he joined the city as its general manager of planning and development in September, but he said his familiarity with Vancouver helped his fast start. Born at Mount St. Joseph Hospital, he moved to Richmond with his family at age 3 where he graduated from high school. Jackson holds a bachelor of arts in urban geography and a masters of arts in community and regional planning from UBC. “Working for the City of Vancouver and being able to contribute to its urban form and character — it’s something I’ve wanted to do ever since I was a kid. So for me it’s exactly where I wanted to be in terms of my career and aspirations,” said the 58-year-old. Jackson lives in Yaletown and typically walks to work across the Cambie bridge or takes the Canada Line. (He owns an Acura, but he noted its mileage was at 31,000 kilometres at the beginning and end of 2012.) Over the past few months, he’s gotten to know staff, functions of departments, issues in more details, developers and community groups. Asked about this year’s priorities, Jackson listed several: “We have four area plans coming up in 2013 — Marpole, Downtown Eastside, Grandview Woodlands and the West End. So

Tim Stephens' Astral Reflections Aries March 21 - April 19: Your popularity grows. You’ll make solid advances socially, could make new friends, might be attracted to a potential mate (who probably comes from the friendship area). Romantic feelings (and creative surges, speculative urges) visit you Sunday. Exciting meetings occur late Wednesday night through Friday – these days also hold a possible or eventual upheaval, which could force you to choose between love and prestige, mating and career. (If someone new attracts you late Thursday night or daytime Friday, the upheaval is in your past, and this potential relationship is free of it.) Taurus April 20-May 20: Your world has shifted, from contemplation to action, from understanding to ambition. Pursue ambitions now into late February. (Then, the return of an old friend or social group will tell you the hard work’s over.) Until Wednesday p.m., a dilemma might force you to choose between a business or love partner and an ambitious goal. Rest, nurture your family Sunday, early Monday. Your romantic, pleasure-seeking, creative and speculative side blossoms Monday afternoon to Wednesday – you might be a bit confused Monday eve. Tackle chores (and angle for promotion) Thursday/Friday. Gemini May 21-June 20: You feel mentally alert. The few weeks ahead are a splendid time to travel afar, write, engage in intellectual activities (school, lawsuits, etc.) and fall in love – or move a present love to a nuptial stage. Sunday/Monday are busy with errands, calls, reports, details and variety – step lively, but carefully in relationship communications. (Unintended slights can occur.) Veer toward home and family, nature and rest Monday afternoon to Wednesday. All goes well, but health or chores nix a love or intellectual pursuit. Romance hits powerfully Thursday/Friday – if before 6 p.m. (PST) Wednesday, a future upheaval might shorten love’s life span; if you meet after this, or Friday daytime, love’s future looks long and bright.

Cancer June 21-July 22: The weeks ahead hold secrets and subconscious urges.Your intuition rises to the surface; your impressions are correct, especially about a Virgo or Gemini. Research, detective work can advance your standing with higher-ups. You might feel inexplicably drawn to someone in a lustful way. If you’re both single, and merge, you’ll have a very ambitious future, you’ll be a “power couple.” That doesn’t mean a loving couple, though. Sunday/ Monday are for earnings and spending: proceed carefully. Errands, trips, calls and news media fill midweek. Be home Thursday/Friday: much success! Leo July 23-Aug. 22: The accent remains on relationships, opportunities, new horizons – and on opposition and obstruction. The difference is largely up to you – smiles win, challenges don’t. Your energy and charisma stand out for all to see Sunday/Monday, but nothing gets done without humble co-operation. Chase money, add to your possessions Monday (unreliable) Tuesday (good, except for used items) and Wednesday (lemons, except 3 – 6 pm PST). Short trips, errands, paper work, and communications fill Thursday/Friday. All’s well – but avoid drawn out talks with co-workers. Saturday: home, family. Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: A few weeks of hard work face you. A thread of romance survives just long enough to confront you with the question (Friday onward): do you want to marry this person or not? Lust and money are involved. Rest, lie low Sunday to Monday afternoon: be self-protective, ignore possible eggers-on.Your charisma and energy return Monday eve to Wednesday eve. Use this interval to solve problems and tackle formerly daunting chores. Good and bad luck mingle, so stay alert, respond to hunches.Take care with money, purchases,Thursday – but charge forth with these Friday before supper.

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Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: Romance, creative surges, pleasure forays, speculative ventures, games, risk and beauty – these fill the weeks ahead. You could fall in love – and it could lead to marriage. Respond to any romantic openings, glances, or notions now to Feb. 1. Your courage is an essential ingredient. (After Feb. 1, we return to “ordinary romance” – though the “wedding likelihood” remains high through June.) You feel optimistic, hopeful and popular Sunday/Monday. Retreat, rest and plan midweek. Your charisma and energy soar Thursday/Friday: you’ll walk the winning path! Shop, Saturday. Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Be ambitious – but very diplomatic – Sunday/Monday. Your hopes rise Monday afternoon into Wednesday eve: light romance, popularity, social delights and entertainment arrive, though they might be slightly clouded by your own (newly since last autumn) serious demeanour. Retreat Thursday/Friday: plan, contemplate, be charitable. Interface with government or head office Friday, not Thursday. Your energy and pizzazz rise Saturday. All week, your home and family grab your attention – be gentle, affectionate. Pay attention to real estate, security, retirement plans and nutrition. Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: The emphasis lies on communications, trips, visits, errands, paperwork, casual acquaintances and variety. (Chase that last one, for your curiosity, now to mid-February, might lead you to a place where you will later live – or more likely, curiosity will uncover something which helps your finances later.) A talk or trip can also lead to romance. Understanding and a mellow mood flow over you Sunday/Monday – gentle love is in the air, but others might be touchy. Be ambitious Monday eve to Wednesday eve. Plan what you’ll say to a higher-up or VIP. Hope, joy Thursday/Friday!

Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Chase money, add to possessions. The earnings area of your life is on a slow but unobstructed pathway to increase over the decade ahead (though things get interesting 2018 onward). Respond in kind: march ahead to make money. This is different than career: your “prestige side” wrestles with many unpredictable upsets and opportunities in the years ahead (as Thursday/Friday show). But it, too, is upside-prone. Don’t risk money Sunday/Monday. “Hot sex” might be interlaced with anger. Mellow understanding flows Monday eve to Wednesday eve. Choose: money or friends. Joy, Saturday! Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Your energy, magnetism, effectiveness and sense of timing remain high. Start significant projects, seek favours, see and be seen – impress people. Sunday/Monday might bring a relationship or opposition: step lightly. The “under world” of sex, finances, secrets, medical research and lifestyle changes drifts to the surface Monday eve to Wednesday. Right now, these succeed on a small basis, but not in the large picture.Bosses are skeptical.Careerwise, you need to show unwavering “dutifulness” to September 2015. Gentle love, understanding and travel Thursday/Friday. Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: Rest, recuperate, think and plan. Enjoy solitude.You’ve just entered a powerful, 15-year cycle that will emphasize/promote your ideas, needs and goals as never before.This demands thought and choice. Tackle routine chores Sunday/Monday. Don’t argue with anyone, nor push a machine to its limits. Relationships surge Monday eve to Wednesday eve. Though the general atmosphere won’t bring you anyone with whom you can share mental and emotional “oneness” – still, affection wins. Grab a late Wednesday opportunity. Life’s mysteries arise Thursday/Friday. Gentle love Saturday. timstephens@shaw.ca • Reading: 604-886-4808


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s we await the verdict from city hall on the future of the Waldorf Hotel, consider a few other buildings saved or lost as important centres for gathering and culture in Vancouver. What you realize is that it has to do more with luck than policy, more who you know and what might strike the fancy of the folks who manage our city or those with deep pockets. The most notable recent nail biters have involved buildings held in the private sector and the generosity of developers and owners. The 1940s Art Deco Vogue Theatre on Granville Street, I am told, was slated to become a restaurant and bar until the venue operators convinced the owners to keep that unique bit of architecture as a site for live performances. The politics of the council of the day don’t seem to influence the decisions. The York Theatre on Commercial Drive is important for its history as a home to Vancouver’s Little Theatre Company and a launching pad for the acting careers of Bruno Gerussi and Joy Coghill among others. It had become less important as a Bollywood movie house when it was threatened to go through the familiar metamorphosis — to be flattened and rise again as townhouses. The city during the dying days of Sam Sullivan’s NPA administration imposed a 120-day hold on the building, using the same sections of the Vancouver Charter that Vision has placed on the Waldorf. The Vancouver East Cultural Centre (a.k.a. the Cultch) stepped in to champion its cause after literally decades of lobbying by local arts groups. Former city councillor Jim Green was working the back rooms. A few months later, a report on the York Theatre went to the new Vision council at its first regular city services and budget meeting. The situation, the report said was “urgent.” No deal had been struck to sell the theatre to the advocacy group. Demolition of the building was still possible. The Cultch was working with an “anonymous donor.” That turned out to be developer Bruno Wall. He agreed to breathe life into the dying theatre for something in the range of $11 million. In exchange, he would get a density bonus he can use in the future. The building would become the property of the city and leased back to the Cultch for a nominal fee and will be used as a performance centre. Folks who tried to save Vancouver Pantages Theatre on Hastings near Main would not be so fortunate. The theatre was built in 1907 complete with stunningly ornate lodges and plaster work and was part of a 70-plus chain of vaudeville houses Alexander Pantages built across North America. (He actually built a second theatre in Vancouver further west on Hastings. That building was demolished in 1967 to be replaced by a parking lot.) The last live performance at the original Pantages was held there in 1974 and it was subsequently used as a movie house: the Sun Sing Theatre – and had been vacant since 1994. At the time it was the oldest remaining Pantages theatre in Western Canada and on Heritage Canada’s Top Ten Most Endangered places list. Charles Barber headed a volunteer group to save and restore the rapidly deteriorating Pantages along with owner-developer Marc Williams. The plan was to not just bring the theatre back but to build 136 units of social housing on the adjacent property Williams also owned. As Barber tells it, proposal after proposal was rejected by the city’s cultural service staff. “They wanted more rigour,” he said. “I told them they would end up with rigor mortis.” He turned out to be right. While the roof suffered attacks, one by a man wielding a stolen parking meter another by a person who lit a fire to the surface, the city continued to stall. According to one former senior city staffer, the final blow took place around 2008 when the folks at cultural services offered $75,000, not to help with repairs but to hire yet another consultant to review the Pantages building plan. Williams finally demolished the building in 2011. It remains a vacant lot. Even now it is a source of bitterness and resentment at city staff for dragging their feet. agarr@vancourier.com

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was recently leafing through a pristine copy of Life magazine from Oct. 4, 1963. The cover featured the twisting double helix of the newly discovered organic molecule, DNA. However, it wasn’t the lead article from America’s once-beloved middlebrow journal that caught my attention. It was a political editorial with the headline “Let’s Move on Sukarno Now.” “If there was any doubt about it before, Indonesia’s President Sukarno has now clinched his claim to being just about the biggest fool on the world scene. Yet the U.S. has been shovelling in economic aid to Sukarno, $876 million of it since 1946, and until last week much more was on the way. The rationale has been that Sukarno might have his faults but he is Indonesia’s buffer against Communism and ought to be bolstered up. Some buffer.” With the perspective of time, historians have identified the true crime of Sukarno: the attempt to develop his nation independently of the U.S.-dominated global order. He was not alone. “Although Sukarno is currently the most brattish of them… he is not the only AfroAsian leader whose folly puts the future of world freedom in doubt,” the Life article fulminated, rhyming off a select group of swarthy nationalists. A military coup in 1965 resulted in the installation of Sukarno’s brutal successor, Gen. Suharto, who presided over the massacre of over a million Indonesians according to Amnesty International figures. Suharto opened his country up for business and ruled free from democratic disturbance for the next 31 years as a reliable ally of western interests. The threat of international communism — the same one-size-fits-all spectre U.S. media conjured up against Sukarno’s predecessor — was used to justify a growing war in Southeast Asia. Millions of deaths resulted in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos, before the U.S. was defeated by the Vietcong guerilla insurgency and the mass refusal of noncommissioned officers to continue fighting in jungles and peasant hamlets. For decades the mainstream media has offered up a rogue’s gallery of evildoers threatening world peace and freedom. Many of them, like Manuel Noriega of Panama and Saddam Hussein of Iraq, were thugs who somehow went rogue after being groomed for power by U.S. interests. Others, like Mohammad Mossadegh of Iran, were secular nationalists who cited the American Declaration of Independence as a template for their own nation-building. A few, like Kim Jong-Il of North Korea, were hardcore totalitarians. All of them had to be dealt with, and most of them were. And the consumers of infotainment at the deceiving end of Empire are generally told only what they are supposed to know. Castro, Chavez, Ghaddafi, Assad, Ahmedinejad … international enemies are like an infinitely renewable resource, always on tap. In December of 2011, I was flipping through a local paper and a photo of commandos rappelling off a military helicopter caught my eye. The caption noted that Canada’s Joint Strike Task Force was supplying training to Mali’s military. “WTF are we doing in Africa?” I thought. A year later and France is conducting air strikes against Islamacist fighters in Mali while Canadian forces plunge deeper into the mess. Generals are forever telling us that we must go to war to protect peace, but as comic George Carlin laboured to remind us, this is like screwing to protect virginity. Why do so many small nations continue to churn out so many asymmetric threats to international order? Perhaps a clue was supplied by the recent news that Europe’s biggest bank, HSBC, was charged $1.92 billion — a small fine in terms of their profits — for laundering money from Mexican drug cartels and defying sanction laws by conducting business with Iran, Libya, Sudan and Cuba. Strange how narcotraffickers and supposed enemies of international order can suddenly become investment friends of convenience. Strange, too, how the Grim Reaper is always at the teller’s booth. In Canada, we’ve heard lots of debate in the media about the $45 billion cost of 65 F-35 fighter jets to the Canadian taxpayer, a deal unlikely after the Harper government’s “reset.” Yet hardly anyone ever mentioned one unsightly, in-your face fact: these treasury-sapping arms platforms are designed to kill people. Scientists discovered the molecular structure of DNA a half century ago, yet the developed world can’t, or won’t, figure out a global economy built on lasting peace rather than permanent war. Because that would mean killing profit instead. geoffolson.com

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GEN WHY A LEGITIMATE VOICE OF PUBLIC INTEREST

To the editor: Re: “Gen Why’s sense of entitlement astonishes,” Letters, Jan. 16. So, Wendy Brichon draws a parallel between the public interest involved in the purchase of an apple by a private person and the public interest involved in the purchase of gainfully used real estate by a property development corporation. She goes on to label the expressed opinion of a concerned citizen on the latter transaction as an “offensive sense of entitlement.” Really? The public issues that arise on yet another purchase of property for the inevitable re-zoning and development into more condos for investors make the parallel drawn by Ms. Brichon pathetic. The real sense of entitlement here belongs to an industry and its supporters that act as if they are above the consideration of public discourse and community action. The changing structure of Vancouver — and the effect this change has on the region as a place to live and work — is too important an issue to be left solely in the hands of property developers with their overriding concern for profit maximization. Ms. Brichon’s letter is nothing more than a weak attempt to quash the voices that represent the greater public interest, voices that have a legitimate stake and a right to participate in the ongoing development of this city.

Patrick Quinn, Vancouver •••

To the editor: I am offended by the astonishing sense of entitlement Wendy Brichon expressed in her letter to the editor stating that “the developer is ‘taking’ private property owned by a private individual/entity.”

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Land is not private property the way an apple is because it was not produced by its “owner” or any previous owner, and its unimproved value is created by government and the community, not by any private producer. So under our common law system, the land “owner” only has a “fee simple title” issued by government, and subject to the community’s interests through property taxation, eminent domain, police power, escheat, zoning, etc. The unimproved value of the land (which in the case of the Waldorf is almost all the property’s value), is a pure welfare subsidy to the owner at the expense of the community. It would be just the same if he were comatose, or had never existed, so he has indisputably not earned it. The community therefore has every right to assert its interests against those of the owner and developer. While our current city council is totally subservient to developer interests, Tara Mahoney actually has the beginnings of the right idea: the value that the community creates in any land site rightly belongs to the community that creates it, not to a private owner or developer who doesn’t. So it is landowners’ sense of entitlement to pocket publicly created land value that is the real offense to reason and justice here.

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DAL RICHARDS STORY A SPLENDID READ

To the editor: Re: “Slowing down not part of Dal Richards’ plan,” Jan. 11. What an absolutely lovely tribute your article is — nobody could have done a finer one. Dal Richards truly is a legend, and so many people have wonder-

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Memorial for homeless man turns RICK HOFS DIED DEC. 27 OUTSIDE A MARPOLE DOLLAR

photo Dianne Elliot

Rick Hofs’ faithful companion Bandit was always at his side until the dog was stolen just over four years ago. A friend says the loss of Bandit had a huge impact on Hofs, who died Dec. 27 behind a Marpole dollar store. This picture was taken four years ago. MIKE HOWELL

Staff writer

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ick Hofs didn’t leave much: a backpack, a pair of boots, a leather jacket, nail clippers, a pen, a ruler, a pocket knife. Other belongings included a discharge paper from the hospital, a wallet with a bit of cash in it and one of those walkers the elderly use for balance. It was the sight of the walker, adorned with a single Christmas ornament, that deflated his younger and only sibling, Louise Wilson. Her brother was 49, not 79. The fact he died Dec. 27 a frail homeless man behind a Marpole dollar store still doesn’t compute with Wilson. Not when she studies the photographs she kept of her once sturdy brother. The oldest image is of a fit 19-year-old in a striped V-neck shirt and jeans. He’s sitting on a sofa with one of the family dogs at his feet. He’s got a full head of hair, a thick moustache and he’s smiling. At 27, he’s in a muscle shirt and looks relaxed at a summer gathering in his parents’ backyard in Chilliwack. Same smile in that photo, too. Four years later at 31, he’s in dress pants, a shirt and tie. His hands are in his pockets and he’s posing in front of a fireplace. This time, he’s got a confident grin. The story connecting the images goes like this: A likeable young man grows up in Steveston. He has many friends. He has a steady girlfriend. He has a passion for restoring Dodge muscle cars. He becomes a skilled carpenter.

Then she learned he was to appear in court. She didn’t know what for. She showed up several times at the Main Street courthouse but never found him. Married with three children, she didn’t want to probe too deeply into her brother’s life because of what she described as “circumstances.” Wilson believed her brother was once caught up in a dangerous drug scene, although he never confided in her about his choices in life. She doubted he shared any of his troubles with their parents, either. Her father died in 2007, her mother lives in Chilliwack and wants nothing to do with her “hobo” son’s funeral, according to Wilson, who, like her brother, was adopted and didn’t have an ideal relationship with her parents. Stories going around Marpole that Hofs was once married and had a child are hard to believe for Wilson. She’d like to think that was the case, but she has no proof. She knows her brother had a girlfriend when he was in his 20s but she left after a few years. The breakup crushed him. “I believe he had a broken heart, which led him to drugs, which led him to alcohol and astray into bad things. But it didn’t make him a bad person.” Now divorced, Wilson purposely kept the same phone number and remained in the same house in Langley, hoping her brother would call or drop in. “He knew where I was,” said Wilson, who works as a credit administrator at a home improvement store. “At any point, he could have picked up the phone and I would have come and got him. As long as he was clean and away from that stuff, he would have had a home with me.”

WILSON LEARNED more about her brother last Thursday after 80 people attended a memorial for So how is it that Rick Hofs got so low? Hofs at Marpole Place on 70th Avenue. Single moms, seniors, the homeless, young kids, It’s a question Wilson, who is two years younger than her brother, doesn’t have a complete answer to. the disabled, a letter carrier, a pastor, the owner of the She doesn’t know that she ever will. She’s been try- dollar store where he died and various people of ethnic backgrounds packed the small space. They shared ing, though. Since she received news of her brother’s death stories, sang songs, laughed and cried over the better from a police officer, Wilson reached out to many in part of an hour as Wilson, dressed in black, sat on a Marpole who knew Hofs as the homeless guy with piano bench at the front of the room to take it all in. Two of her adult daughters were there, too, driven the dog at 70th and Granville. “I always hoped that he was married somewhere to tears like their mom, who was clearly moved by and he had a life,” she said by telephone from her the outpouring of friendship from the guests. Langley home. “To hear he was homeless was hard. Build a transition house in Marpole for homeless And having to identify his body was the most horri- people and name it after Hofs, said Nikita Williams, ble thing I’ve ever who likened the homeless had to do.” man to a father. Put up a plaque in his WILSON LAST memory outside the dollar saw her brother in store, said Lelan Shaffer, who started a shrine out2002. side Amy’s Loonie Toonie Hofs showed up Town after learning of his unannounced at friend’s death. her house in Lang“If you look around ley. He owned an this room today, each old camper van at one of us has a different the time and had —Louise Wilson story about Rick,” said his pit bull cross Heather Pieters, sharing Bandit with him. “He looked very rough and he basically said I’ll call how Hofs looked out for her two teenaged boys. you in a bit and he was on his way to Vancouver,” she “The fact is one person changed Marpole for many recalled. “He had everything packed in his van and of us. We should remember that as we step outside he left.” these doors today — a homeless person actually Wilson expected to hear from him again. Faith- touched our lives.” fully, every year, he would call her in April on her One man attempted to sing the old standard “I birthday. Those calls stopped. believe,” which begins with the lyrics “I believe for She heard stories about him that worried her. She every drop of rain that falls, a flower grows. I besearched out his old friends and understood from lieve that somewhere in the darkest night, a candle glows.” one that Hofs was in Vancouver and doing fine.

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He was overcome with emotion and couldn’t get through it. Wayne Tomlinson took the microphone and finished the song, his voice soaring as he hit the final note. Clarence Gardner, an old friend with a big soulful voice, pulled out his guitar and played a poignant version of the Beatles’ “I’ll be back.” It was all a very special but sad afternoon for Cathie Higgins, who has lived in the neighbourhood for 10 years. She last saw Hofs a few days before Christmas. With her grandson in tow, she dropped off a gift for Hofs: two packs of cigarettes, $5, a Japanese orange and some candies. Hofs was sitting outside 7-Eleven. He took Higgins’ hands and squeezed them tight and thanked her for being so good to him. “That was my last memory of Rick,” said Higgins before her voice trailed off and she began to cry. “I want the public to know this was a man who was loved and recognized by many. He touched many hearts. He was a good man, a polite man.” Higgins is a volunteer at Marpole Place and told Hofs the building opened up at night as a shelter. He wasn’t interested in coming inside. It was an answer he gave to many he came to know in the neighbourhood. THE B.C. Coroners Service continues to investigate how Hofs died but police determined it was not suspicious. It was clear from stories at the ceremony that Hofs’ health declined rapidly over the past few years. There was talk of him being hit by a car and that he was prone to seizures. He’d also lost a considerable amount of weight. His friends recalled his love for vodka, beer and cigarettes — up to a 40-pounder of alcohol per day and two packs of smokes, according to Chris Krishnan, who lived briefly with Hofs in a rooming house at 67th and Granville. “Man, I tell you, you can’t do that for a long time,” said Krishnan as he left the ceremony with friends.

top photos Dan Toulgoet

About 80 people attended Rick Hofs’ memorial, including his sister Louise Wilson (top right) who said a few words at the beginning of the ceremony. Left: Rick Hofs at age 31. (photo courtesy of Louise Wilson.)

When Hofs first arrived in Marpole, he lived in the van his sister last saw him in until Krishnan spotted him in the neighbourhood. “He was parking here and parking there and he didn’t know the neighbourhood very well, so I told him to come live with me,” said Krishnan, also formerly homeless. Once settled, Hofs got work as a carpenter through a temporary labour service. He seemed happy, Krishnan recalled, noting he also loved to read — everything from Dan Brown to John Steinbeck to the Bible; one friend said Hofs was reading The Joy Luck Club the week before he died. Hofs didn’t stay in the house long and chose to live under the Oak Street Bridge. There he met a man who would only identify himself to the Courier as Paul. “Me, him and the dog,” said Paul, standing with Krishnan on a sidewalk outside Marpole Place. “We both had our own tents, our own cooking supplies.” Paul boasted about Hofs’ skills as a carpenter but said his friend stopped working about four years ago. The booze, he said, took over. Krishnan, who has been clean for five years,

spoke to Hofs recently about rehab and urged him to get shelter. “I told him I could get him help, get him detox,” he said. “It sounded nice to him and he was kind of all for it, but he changed his mind.” Added Paul: “Lots of people tried to help him and he just didn’t want it.” Friend Dianne Elliott believes Hofs’ decline was connected to the loss of his dog, Bandit. Someone stole the pit bull cross about four years ago, around the same time Hofs stopped working. Elliott and many others put up posters, posted ads online and phoned the Lower Mainland pounds in an effort to find Bandit. “He was never the same after Bandit was taken,” she said. “He deteriorated quite quickly. Sometimes he would sob uncontrollably. He missed the dog so much.” Before Bandit vanished, Elliott took a photograph of the dog sharing a blanket with Hofs outside the Royal Bank. Hofs looked rough but still managed a grin. Bandit, nose up, sat as regal as a dog could. Elliott sent Wilson a copy. A large version was on display next to the condolences book.

A handful of wallet-sized copies were scattered on a table for anybody who wanted one. AS THE ceremony came to a close, and the staff prepared to transform the room into a shelter for the evening, Wilson stood at the door to thank the guests. In between handshakes and hugs, she tried to digest the past three weeks and the overwhelming kindness she was shown by her brother’s friends. They gave her answers to some of her questions and walked her around to the various spots where Hofs hung out, drank, read and slept. “I feel humbled, I really do,” she said as the remaining guests exited into the sunshine. “To me he wasn’t homeless, to me he should have never been homeless. He was a person who got lost in the cracks and survived as best he could. But after hearing all this today, I know he had a life.” mhowell@vancourier.com twitter.com/Howellings

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It’s out with Tangerine Tango, and in with Emerald Green, according to the Pantone Institute, the ‘bible’ of colour and hue for everything from fashion to graphic design to paint to home accessories and more. As for emerald, how to tastefully incorporate this rich, Liz Taylor-bejewelled tone into everyday life takes careful thinking and execution. Becky Harris, for designing and renovating website houzzz.com, says: “Emerald is a hue taken directly from nature, on leaves both matte and glossy, as well as in the gem.” What intrigues Harris about using emerald in home decor is its split personality and great versatility: “You can take it in a more rustic direction (think leaves and twigs) or go full-out jewel-tone glam.” Check out the emerald palette on this page – would this hue suit your own mood for the year?

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Metal is considered a non-combustible material, meaning it will not burn or support the spread of fire. During an internal fire, a heavy roof may undergo an early collapse due to the support structure giving way. A cedar roof typically adds fuel to the fire while a metal roof can actually help preserve the integrity of the building structure for a short time to facilitate a safe escape for any occupants.

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tack may include a reminder to take slow easy breaths or recite positive, calming aphorisms and imagine your body calming with each slow breath. Consider writing a letter to your future self and putting it in your coping kit. It could remind you of your personal strength, the people and things that you appreciate, what you believe in, and the conviction that you will get through this tough time as you have before. We all need a little coaching when we feel overwhelmed. Emotions can hijack our minds and narrow our perspectives. Your rainy day coping kit may include objects — such as photos — that remind you of that which makes life worthwhile, particularly your positive relationships. Include cards and messages from them. In case of an emotional emergency, include your lifelines — the people you should call. These are the ones who care about you and can give you a positive perspective. Of course, every self-care package should include life’s little pleasures: your favourite songs, your favourite movies and even a modest serving of your favourite comfort food. Your self-care package can be a physical box (always handy in case of an emergency), in your smart phone or on your computer’s desktop. Take the time to prepare your own. It doesn’t hurt to open it regularly and to pamper yourself. What you can’t pack into any physical or virtual self-care package is an activity you always enjoy. Whatever it is, you should do it today and any day when you need a lift. Davidicus Wong is a family physician at the PrimeCare Medical Centre.

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Children & Teens’ Education Options Learning Opportunities for Adults pg 23-30

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What do fingers and hands have to do with how well studied material can be recalled? According to research, the physical act of holding a pen and writing something out by hand stimulates critical activity in specific areas of the brain. In a recent study, one group learned the alphabet by writing the letters out by hand. The other group read solely off computers. The group who wrote out the letters by hand had better recall

and scored better on tests. According to Dr. Nick Whitehead, the CEO and founder of Oxford Learning, these studies prove what educators have long known about studying and remembering, “There are many different ways to approach the process of studying, but one of the best-known has always been to create study notes using pen and paper,” he said. It may seem an

old-fashioned practice given the abundance of personal technology that students have at their fingertips, but the act of physically writing creates a motor memory in the brain that improves recall. Not only do study notes help students organize the material, the act of holding the pen and writing notes makes the study process active, rather than passive. How to create study notes: • Grab a pen and paper. • Read over all in-class or textbook notes. • Write down subject headings, subheadings, and bolded or key words. • Focus on writing down the ideas or concepts that are the most challenging, or that are the most difficult to remember. Info. courtesy www. newscanada.com.

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FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 2013 THE VANCOUVER COURIER

A Well-Rounded Education Renowned condo marketer Bob Rennie recently gave an inspirational speech at Killarney Secondary that focused on ‘embracing our personal qualities, trusting our intuition and building positive relationships.’ The speech started with a humorous introduction by Charles Li, one of the top marketing and business students at Killarney. Rennie then gave a powerful speech which touched on the importance of honing one’s individual talents. “You remember people for their differences,” he said. “You have to find out what your difference is. Your difference may be a strength or it may be a weakness. Work on your strength and mature your weaknesses.”

Rennie encouraged students to use their strengths and talents not only during school time but also in extracurricular activities such as volunteering. He said today’s jobs are scarce, and the pool of talent is much bigger than it used to be when he started out. “It’s a lot tougher today,” he explained. “You don’t get the same breaks. Finish your Grade 12 and graduate!” Rennie also empathized with his audience’s current pressures from their peers, instructors and

family members, but encouraged students to recognize where others were coming from. “Parents, in particular, don’t understand the school’s hallways or the social pressures of youth,” he said. “You have to understand where they are coming from or where your teachers are coming from. If you understand them, it makes it a lot easier to manage them and get them to support you.” Article courtesy Vancouver School Board.

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Capable, creative - and dyslexic

Many parents worry that their dyslexic child will never be a capable learner. Maureen Steltman of Fraser Academy reassures them. “Children with language-based learning disabilities such as dyslexia are extremely capable learners,” she says. “But they learn differently than their peers.” Steltman should know. Not only is she the Head of School at Fraser Academy, a day school in Vancouver for students in grades 1 to 12 with dyslexia and other language-based learning

difficulties, she is dyslexic herself. A supportive environment is vital to a successful learning outcome for dyslexic students. Steltman points out that Fraser Academy’s unique education program ensures that these students gain the confidence and skills they need to be independent, competent learners. Best practices at the school include small class sizes, multisensory language training through daily one-to-one instruction, specialist teachers in all subjects

and the incorporation of digital technologies into the classroom, such as a one-to-one iPad-tostudent ratio in grades 8-12. “With the proper support and encouragement, dyslexic kids develop alternative ways of figuring out how to learn,” comments Steltman. “They often think of unexpected ways to solve a problem or tackle a challenge. When our students move on to higher education or the working world, they find that this can be an advantage over their peers.” Learn more about Fraser Academy’s innovative programming for dyslexic students at the school’s Open House on Thursday, Feb. 7, from 9:30 to 11:15 am. RSVP to Brooke Ellison at 604 736 5575 ext. 222 or visit the school’s website, fraseracademy.ca.

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 9:30-11:15 AM AT FRASER ACADEMY, WE DON’T LET LANGUAGE-RELATED LEARNING DISABILITIES* SUCH AS DYSLEXIA STOP OUR STUDENTS. As the Lower Mainland’s only fully accredited day school dedicated to students in Grades 1-12 with language-related learning disabilities, we recognize our students learn differently—and we offer them an education in a setting where they can thrive. Fraser Academy achieves this by building trust, through understanding and support, with every student, and by offering a comprehensive education that features small class sizes, interactive classrooms, multi-dimensional programming, assistive technologies, daily one-to-one lessons with language instructors and specialist teachers in all subjects. The result? Fraser Academy students discover the joys of learning (many for the first time in their lives), work hard, become self-advocates for their learning challenges and develop into self-reliant young adults. An impressive 90% of our graduates move on to college and university.

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School Strengthens Learning Capacities At Eaton Arrowsmith School (EAS), a student’s challenges are met with the proper tools to fit each child. Here is Aaron’s story… Aaron had been attending a local Jewish private school. He was surrounded by a wonderful community of educators, who had worked diligently to support him with his difficulties with reading and written expression. More chairs than would comfortably fit around the rectangular table were present that day... filled with every staff member in the school who had even the slightest involvement with Aaron... that was how much they cared about this ten year old boy. Yet they knew that they had exhausted all of their school based options. Aaron’s family had heard about Eaton Arrowsmith School... in its second year of operation at that time. They were torn. They knew that Aaron was not thriving in his current location, despite the caring staff and excellent

instruction. Aaron, while an elite ski racer and charismatic individual, had many learning and attention difficulties that were preventing his true potential from shining through. “We want our son to have the ability to lead an independent life, free from the learning crutches he may need in order to pay attention, process and express academic material”. Aaron started at EAS in Grade 5. He worked on specific cognitive tasks designed to target the areas of his brain that had more weakly connected communication systems, or pathways. While he did math, English and PE, played soccer at lunch, participated in training for the Vancouver Sun Run and other extra curricular activities, the majority of his time was spent in his ‘cognitive classroom.’ He and 20 other students were supported by his two cognitive teachers as he moved throughout the day

working on six individually targeted brain exercises, challenging weaker areas of his brain to become stronger. One can think of this process as changing country roads into super highways, weaving more strongly woven baskets, or tuning up his engine. In essence, Aaron was rewiring his brain to learn more effectively.

Aaron’s program was a typical length... three to four years. It takes time, diligence and more time to change

the brain. Aaron was always challenging himself to work at a level just slightly above his current ability. This pushed his brain to always be in a state of growth. His parents could relate to the need to repetitively train the brain, as they have been a huge support to Aaron throughout his years of competitive skiing. However, as with any challenge, there will be times when you wonder if all the training is paying off. It’s not like we can see the physical changes...without fancy machines, that is. Two years later, a momentous moment occurred for his family, the Jewish community, and all of the staff at EAS, Aaron trained for and completes his Bar Mitzvah. Remembering and reciting a 20 minute Hebrew speech in front of a packed synagogue would have been impossible in the past. Aaron’s brain has changed. His ability to remember the words as a whole... to really see them

EATON ARROWSMITH SCHOOL in his mind... has gotten far stronger. His ability to sound out words and to express himself has dramatically improved. In June, 2010, Aaron was named valedictorian of his class at EAS. He was headed to one of the top private schools in the area, and was to balance this transition with a demanding ski racing schedule. He’s stayed in touch. Aaron works hard, and advocates for himself, as he has missed some academic material during his stay at EAS. The good thing now... he has the strength of his improved reasoning ability, expressive language, written expression and attention control behind him as he works his way towards graduation. He receives B’s to A’s... and asks for assistance when he needs it. This is just one story of amazing success at Eaton Arrowsmith School!

Eaton Arrowsmith Vancouver Eaton Arrowsmith School is the only school in Vancouver that focuses on the potential of children with learning disabilities to benefit from the brain’s ability to change itself in order to improve cognitive functioning for life. Strengthening learning capacities instead of accommodating for learning weaknesses.

Please join us at the school for our next information session:

Eaton Arrowsmith School Vancouver Thursday Feb. 21st, 2013 from 1:00pm - 3:00pm • #204 - 6190 Agronomy Rd, Vancouver, BC All attendees will receive a copy of director Howard Eaton’s book, Brain School, and will be entered into a draw for founder, Barbara Arrowsmith Young’s best selling, newly released book, The Woman Who Changed Her Brain.

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Helping Kids Thrive

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at 10, 20… or 80. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. – Henry Ford

It wasn’t the first time I’d met a student with their guard up, protected by seemingly very thick walls. Emily was unique but misunderstood, and bursting with creative energy when she came to Magnussen School. Her family had struggled to find the right environment for her, and when she came to us she’d hidden in her shell, anxious and shy about pursuing her talents. We gave her a safe space for getting her academic work done while challenging her with some individualized projects, and soon began to uncover some truly impressive skills in visual arts and creative writing.

She quickly made a fast friend and began to emerge, producing projects that demonstrated her own unique spirit. Kids like Emily are the reason we exist. At Magnussen School we want to look beyond the current circumstances and try to offer what a student, as an individual, needs to flourish in confidence and academic growth. Erin Poettcker Principal Magnussen School

Do you feel that there is a missing piece of your child’s educational experience? Are there times when your son or daughter is not able to be him or herself at school? Please join us at our next information session, as we share information about Magnussen School and answer the question:

“Why do families find their way to Magnussen School?”

Tuesday Feb. 19th, 2013 9:30am-11:00am at Magnussen School #204- 6190 Agronomy Rd., Vancouver, BC

RSVP to: reception@magnussenschool.com or 604-264-8327

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A community to call home… Set on the picturesque banks of Shawnigan Lake on Vancouver Island, Dwight School Canada (DCS) is an idyllic peaceful setting for young people to focus on their studies and develop their passions in life. DSC is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School for boarding and day students in grades 6-12. Serving both the international community as well as students in the surrounding area, Dwight Canada is the only school in North America that provides three diplomas: IB, American High School and British Columbia High School. The first step to a fulfilling life and career is finding your passion or as Dwight School likes to call it, “spark of genius.” The sooner a student finds their “spark,” the sooner they are prepared for a fulfilling career. If students aren’t

encouraged and given opportunities to apply themselves and seek out their unique talents, this may never happen. Every Dwight teacher and residence staff member is dedicated to know each student personally, challenge and support them to reach their potential and rediscover a love for learning. They are committed to recognizing and developing each student’s individual “spark of genius.” With the renowned International Baccalaureate diploma program, extracurricular activities such as ice hockey, yoga, lacrosse, golf, and fundraisers for community and worldwide causes, the school’s personalized learning approach prepares students not only for post-secondary education but also for life as confident adults. It’s

no wonder why students at Dwight find it so easy to call this community their home. DSC is one of four Dwight schools with additional campuses in New York, London, and Seoul. The opportunity for enriching experiences through this international community and interactions with students from other campuses is abundant. When students graduate they are not just a Dwight Canada Alumni but are Alumni of all campuses, giving them connections all over the world. Dwight School Canada is also home to the Dwight Global Leaders Academy, a summer program designed to teach young people the principles of leadership and social entrepreneurism. Go to dwightcanada. org for further information.

Choose Your Path: Tourism Industry Compiled by Helen Peterson

Finding the job or career path that is ideal for you can take time. You may have to try a series of different jobs in order to learn what you like and what you don’t. You can begin to find your dream job by learning more about the tourism industry as a whole and by assessing your own strengths and interests. Here are a few ideas, courtesy Keith Baker, a director at go2 in Vancouver, to get you started. Get to know Tourism Learn all about British Columbia, its tourism region and the many career options in each sector. Of course, you’ll want to experience BC firsthand by visiting attractions, resorts, annual and one-

off events, and by participating in the many activities that draw tourists here. Discover your strengths You know best what you like to do and what you are good at. Make a list of the things that interest you and the job responsibilities you would enjoy handling every day. Ask people you know to tell you the strengths, skills and talents they see in you.

tourism job. Learn from industry professionals Find opportunities to meet and network with people already working in the industry, asking them how they got started in tourism and then advanced in their careers. To learn about industry events and job fairs in your community, check out go2’s News & Events section, at go2hr.ca.

Identify your skills You will also want to identify your transferable skills. These are the skills you have acquired from other jobs, or from other life experiences, that can be applied to tourism. Note any education or training you have had that may be useful in a

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Learning is Everywhere CELEBRATe Family Literacy Day January 27, 2013 Join your local public library and literacy organization for activities that support learning.


FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 2013 THE VANCOUVER COURIER

NEC Helps Bridge Cultural Gaps

NATIVE EDUCATION COLLEGE

By Annah M. Kassen

Mention the Native Education College (NEC) to Vancouverites and chances are, many will never have heard of it. Amongst those who have, a misconception remains of a ‘catch-up’ place for people who have fallen through the cracks. In fact, the NEC is BC’s largest private Aboriginal college, a

lively place, rich with cultural heritage and academic success stories. Founded in 1967, it has built a strong community and is now reaching even wider, starting to influence the social dynamics of this city. Every year, empowered graduates venture into the workforce and onto higher

education. Noteworthy in 2013 however, is how the college has evolved into a hub teeming with leaders in culture-related areas. They range from thought leaders sought out by the media, to skilled jewellers who understand business, to poets and spoken word artists who know their land.

One of the NEC’s fastest growing initiatives is the Nighthawks Athletics program that started last year. There to encourage physical activity amongst students, it strives to create a strong sense of community by instilling pride, excellence, and sportsmanship in participants. Very quickly, basketball became popular, resulting in regular men’s and women’s games, a Winter Tournament and the current launch of a local league. Within months, new Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal teams formed (and are still forming) wanting to challenge the NEC Nighthawks. Interest in joining the up-coming Spring Tournament has spread throughout BC and as far as Arizona. It has been under a year but Vancouver is on its way becoming a nucleus for Aboriginal sport, and people from all back grounds are joining in. Cultural gaps are bridged through recreation and something important for everyone is being created in

the process. This model of collaboration through sport can be applied to all areas where human enjoyment is involved. We in Vancouver who look to other cities and complain that our identity and ‘cultural scene’ is too light would do well to roll up our sleeves and embrace what is here, what has always been here. Rising from the ashes there is history, there is art, energy, culture, compassion. There is gold.

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career and planning

WorkBC Employment Services Centres Help People in Vancouver Find and Keep Jobs Unemployed? Looking for work? Not sure what to do? Start at your local WorkBC Employment Services Centre.

Lauren’s Story After graduating from McGill University, Lauren arrived in Vancouver from her hometown of Montreal in January, 2011, looking for a change of pace and a change of lifestyle. Lauren, whose passion is working with youth, was eager to find work in her field and began her job search as soon as she arrived in the city.

B.C. through three WorkBC Employment Services Centres. There, career professionals help connect male and female jobseekers with a range of free services like career workshops, job boards, job search resources and one-to-one career advice. As a newcomer to Vancouver, Lauren had few connections in her industry so Helen advised her to conduct information interviews as a way to network and get ahead of the pack. “I started doing [information interviews] and connecting with people,” says Lauren. “It was good to start meeting people in the industry and

“I was doing the traditional things like going online and applying to jobs,” says the 25-year-old. “I had two or three interviews in the span of three months, but nothing was coming back and I was getting really discouraged.” Lauren certainly isn’t alone. “Lack of experience, lack of networks, those are really big setbacks when it comes to finding a job,” says Helen Kim, career advisor with one of YWCA Metro Vancouver’s WorkBC Employment Services Centres. Concerned over the lack of headway she was making in her job hunt, Lauren sought out advice at her local WorkBC Employment Services Centre, where she was connected with Helen.

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get some advice on where to look for jobs.” With Helen’s help and the employment centre’s free resources, Lauren landed a position as a daycamp coordinator with a reputable organization. Now she’s interviewing for a full-time permanent position as regional coordinator for a youth summer exchange program.

“At first I felt like, why can’t I just do it myself, what’s wrong?” says Lauren. “But then after my first meeting with Helen I thought this was awesome. I need help so I’m going to use these resources.”

Helen, who also offers up career advice for young people on the Vancouver Sun Employment Blog, a YWCA exclusive initiative published by the Vancouver Sun, has some advice for jobseekers:

As one of the province’s largest and most respected providers of employment services, the YWCA is delivering the Employment Program of

“If you’re looking for work, don’t wait any longer— visit your local WorkBC Employment Services Centre.”

Increased tuition funding for unemployed British Columbians Interested in accessing skills training through the Employment Program of BC? You could be eligible for up to $7,500 in tuition funding!

Eligible persons must be: H unemployed/under-employed H receiving or eligible to receive employment insurance (or started maternity/paternity leave in the last five years) H accessing employment services at a WorkBC Employment Services Centre

Want to learn more? Visit your local WorkBC Employment Services Centre or find your local Work BC Centre online at WorkBCCentres.ca

The Employment Program of British Columbia is funded by the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia.


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According to AVClub.com, Peter Robbins, former child actor and original voice of Charlie Brown, was arrested last weekend on “four felony counts of making a threat to cause death or great bodily injury and one single felony count of stalking.” The 56-year-old, who was nine when he was first cast as the voice of Charlie Brown in A Charlie Brown Christmas and It’s The Great Pumpkin, CharlieBrown, is accused of two separate threats againstaLaJollaplasticsurgeonandaSanDiego police sergeant. According to the story, Robbins allegedly repeatedly threatened a plastic surgeon with violence because he was displeased with the plastic surgery she’d performed on his former girlfriend. The second incident involved Robbins allegedly skipping out on paying his tab at a hotel restaurant and threatening to harm the police officer who handcuffed him. So what happened to Robbins? Did someone take the football away just before he was going to kick it? Make fun of his pathetic Christmas tree? Scare him with the Great Pumpkin? It sounds like despicable behaviour, which we in no way condone. But there is a small, superficial, perhaps insensitive part of us that thinks it would be pretty cool to be threatened by the voice of Charlie Brown. At least on our answering machine. We’d even take Linus, Lucy or Peppermint Patty harassing us. Just not the adults on all those Peanuts cartoons. “Waah, wah-wah waaah waaah.” Too close to our Nanaimo childhood. twitter.com/KudosKvetches

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Leonard Schein, president of Festival Cinemas, took over operating the Ridge Theatre in 1978. The theatre will screen its last film Feb. 3, after nearly 63 years of business. was always sold out and our customers dressed up in costumes from characters in the movie and our staff dressed up.” Noting the appetite for foreign films, Schein founded the Vancouver International Film Festival at the Ridge in 1982. Schein moved to Toronto in 1986 to head the Toronto International Film Festival and he sold the Ridge business to his projectionist. In 2005, he took the movie theatre under his wing again as part of Festival Cinemas, which operates Fifth Avenue Cinemas and the Park Theatre.

Business was down even then following the introduction of DVDs, “pay TV” and online downloads. “It’s harder and harder to get access to films that we can show at the Ridge because everything’s in digital,” he added. “The writing

is really on the wall for a single-screen theatre that can only show 35 mm films.” He says business suffered even further after Meinhardt’s, with its coffee bar and deli, left the mini mall and after news stories convinced readers the Ridge had already closed. The Ridge starts its final 10 days of programming Jan. 25, with many $5 screenings. The schedule includes Oscar-nominated films, a sing-a-long to The Sound of Music and a benefit showing of My American Cousin with director Sandy Wilson and star Margaret Langrick in attendance. The event is a fundraiser for the educational trust fund for the children of longtime Georgia Straight film writer Ian Caddell. For more information, see festivalcinemas.ca. crossi@vancourier.com twitter.com/Cheryl_Rossi

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an afterthought. It’s not just the last course. It’s another course that happens to be sweet,” says Viani. That blurring line is also changing attitudes in the kitchen. “I make desserts the way I would cook. When I cook apples, I deglaze the pan just as I would deglaze meat. It’s about using that same philosophy and applying it to pastry.” That’s not surprising, given that Viani actually started on the savoury side of the kitchen, even going so far as to complete a three-year apprenticeship program. And while she may be best known for her sweets, when she’s at home, savoury wins. “If I do sweet it’s always very simple, like crepes or biscuits with berries.” Viani loves the creativity of her job (“I have total freedom with the menu”) and as much as she can, she draws inspiration from her home garden and in seasonal ingredients. “Blood oranges are really nice right now, and there [are] pears, apples, and tropical fruits. Kumquats, pineapples, guavas.” And her original source of inspiration? “One side of my family is Italian… that’s probably where I got it from. We love food. We love eating.” At West, it’s hard to hold back. But the next time you’re there, do save room for dessert — you won’t be disappointed. twitter.com/eagranieyuh

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Britannia proved themselves the best in the province, while York House, playing up from their AA status, came second to South Kamloops. The Tigers do not have the same depth as last season with the departure of prodigious talents Alisha Roberts to Pepperdine and Cherub Lum to UBC. The Bruins lost graduates Karen Li and Jennifer Carpio but retained emerging backcourt duo Jilliane Vina and Ashley dela Cruz Yip. The Bruins are two-time Vancouver city champions, having twice beaten the Kitsilano Blue Demons for the public school title. Hosting Magee Wednesday afternoon in their first match of the seventh annual Vancouver Girls Basketball Challenge, the Tigers took advantage of their underthe-weather opponents and more

than tripled the Lions. York defeated Magee 67-21. Five hours later against Winston Churchill, York House won 58-24. Across town at Britannia, the Bruins bested St. Patrick’s 79-36 on a 22-point output from dela Cruz Yip and 19 points from Helen Wilson. The Bruins then beat Notre Dame 83-67 with Vina leading the scoring with 26 points and Wilson again coming up big with 22. On Thursday, Magee hosted Winston Churchill and York met Notre Dame. Results weren’t known before the Courier’s deadline. The final round begins at 12:45 p.m. Friday at Langara. The threepoint contest is set for 6 p.m., followed by the championship game between Britannia and York House at 7 p.m. mstewart@vancourier.com twitter.com/MHStewart

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led to a reported sighting. Less than a day after that, the bike was recovered. The different outcome this time really speaks to the power of online networks and how rapidly they can be used to spread information. On Facebook alone, a photo of the missing bike had been shared multiple times and in less than an hour had reached more than 1,000 online friends, many who live in Vancouver. That’s a huge number of eyes to have looking for one specific bike. Along with leveraging the power of the Internet, here’s my checklist (built up from far too much experience) of the critical steps you can take to prevent a theft, to minimize the impact if it does, and then what to do if it happens to you. • Invest in a good lock. No lock is infallible but a quality U-lock, heavy duty chains and accordion locks are much harder to break than cable locks. • Look for locks that come with anti-theft guarantees, which provide an extra measure of financial protection. • Consider getting insurance if you don’t have it and make sure bikes are covered. It only takes one loss to make it worthwhile.

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FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 2013 THE VANCOUVER COURIER

Saving the Waldorf could cost city GLEN KORSTROM Contributing writer

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ity council last week directed staff to investigate the heritage significance of the newly sold Waldorf Hotel and report back by mid-May. But city hall watchers believe that if the site is designated as a heritage landmark, the city would have to provide developer-buyer Solterra Group significant compensation. Staff are likely to find that the 65year-old structure has historical significance, given the public outcry about the sale of the structure spurred on by tweets from Vancouver mayor Gregor Robertson. But adding the site to the city’s heritage registry would be a symbolic yet impotent move, because it would not legally prevent an owner from demolishing the structure. The city could prevent demolition only by officially designating the structure as a heritage building, which would require the city to compensate Solterra for any loss in property value, says Brian Jackson, the city’s general manager of planning and development. Jackson believes that if city council deems that the site is worth saving, it will designate the Waldorf Hotel as a heritage building and grant Solterra

bonus density as compensation. “It’s really the density bonusing that allows us to be creative in how to address the issue of compensation,” he said. Because the city appeared to be caught off guard by the Waldorf Hotel’s sale, both councillor George Affleck Brian Jackson and former city chief planner Brent Toderian, who now owns Toderian UrbanWORKS consulting practice, said the city should stop being reactive and develop a policy to protect other endangered potential heritage structures. Affleck criticized Robertson for not coming to the aid of other historic cultural landmarks such as the Ridge and Pantages theatres. “We need a better heritage registry in general. I don’t want to see these things coming ad hoc,” said Affleck. “Heritage is not about bricks and mortar. It’s how we feel about a site as people in a young city. That’s the appropriate way to approach it for the developers’ sake, for anybody’s sake.” Jackson confirmed that documenting heritage sites is on his staff’s to-do list.

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he compact SUV market segment has grown considerably over the years. Just about every manufacturer has one in their line-up and each offers a viable model or two to be considered for purchase. This hotly contested segment has grown not only in terms of availability, but the physical size of those products has also grown. In 2010, Mitsubishi responded to this trend by releasing the RVR, a smaller version of their popular Outlander CUV. Since that time, the RVR has become a sales leader for Mitsubishi. For 2013, they decided to give the RVR a facelift inside and out and update its driving characteristics. While Mitsubishi doesn’t possess a large market share here in North America, they do have some loyal customers and they hope these mild changes will add new fans to their base.

DESIGN The biggest gains for the 2013 RVR are generally cosmetic in nature. The redesigned grille opening, new front fascia and bum-

per reinforce the model’s athletic appearance. The black outline around the fog lamps is carried along the side by the door sills and balanced by the rear lower fascia. The updated tail lamps feature smoother lines and compliment the overall design. All-in-all, the RVR is a sharp looking vehicle. Rounding out the visual changes for the 2013 model are some new interior accents. There is a splash of chrome on the door panels but the highlight change is the new pushbutton switch for the all-wheel-control system on models with four-wheel-drive. The base model RVR ES comes frontwheel drive and with a five-speed manual standard. Four-wheel-drive is available on SE models and is standard on GT variants. All 4WD vehicles come standard with a recalibrated continuously variable transmission.

PERFORMANCE With the RVR, Mitsubishi has concentrated their efforts on fuel economy and low emissions. The engine in all models is a 2.0-litre four-cylinder which produces 148-hp. The resulting 6.1L/100km of highway driving makes the RVR one of the

most fuel-efficient crossovers in Canada. The shift-on-the-fly AWC system is simplified and acceleration is smoother thanks to the updated CVT. The transmission is even more engaging in GT trim and adds steering column

mounted paddle shifters. To further aid fuel efficiency, Mitsubishi includes an ECO mode shift indicator. A revised rear suspension setup improves handling and ride comfort. See page 43 for more

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Factor in the RVR’s comparatively light weight and it feels agile and stable. Being smaller than some of its competitors also offers a fairly tight turning radius making parking a breeze. And because it sits 215mm (8.5 inch) off the ground, the RVR is capable of handling some light off-road work as well. I found myself enjoying the day-to-day driving with the RVR — the overall feel is predictable and simple in character and the road feedback is plenty through the steering.

door locks with remote keyless entry, and a 140watt AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio system with a multiinformation display. Additional features, available as options or on higher trims, include parking assist sensors, and a GPS naviga-

THUMBS UP The affordable RVR provides excellent fuel economy and a good amount of

standard features for the money. These strengths plus its smooth, quiet ride and predictable steering make this compact SUV equally appealing for daily commutes or long road trips.

THUMBS DOWN

Since the RVR is designed to be kind on the environment and your wallet, it’s won’t be you first choice for a spirited drive. And while the interior shows quality, it’s not the most exciting to look upon.

Thankfully, even though the RVR is smaller on the outside, it doesn’t feel claustrophobic. In fact, there is plenty of head and knee room in the rear seats for the average adult. Also, because the front seats are raised, rear passengers can slide their feet underneath and stretch out even more. Mitsubishi offers new fabrics for GT models which compliment nicely with the standard leather wrapped steering wheel. This premium-like experience throughout the cabin continues across the model range with standard features like heated front seats and keyless entry. That’s pretty good for a car with a starting price under $20,000. The RVR also provides seven airbags as a standard equipment, along with other safety features. Mitsubishi’s industry leading warranty can not be discounted either. The only downside is that the interior design is still a bit outdated compared to some competitors but it doesn’t look or feel cheap in any way or shape.

The 2013 Mitsubishi RVR is a great value for your money and deserves consideration in the ultra competitive CUV market. editor@automotivepress. com

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CONCRETE RESTORATION workers needed. Exp’d in polyurethane injection & membranes, waterproofing and swingstage. Valid D.L. Call 604-876-6561 PERA COLLEGE (Van). seeks F.T Educ. Courses Sales Rep for Latin market. HS diploma & Prev exp. req’d. Fluent in Span. or Port. req. $23/hr. E-res: peracollege.jobs@gmail.com WTC (VAN) seeks F/T Stud. Assistant Officer for Latin Students. Prev. exp in related field an asset but not mand. Due to clientele, fluency in a 2nd lang. (Span. or Port.)mandatory $21/hr. Contact: info@wtccanada.com

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P/T FEMALE CAREGIVER Burnaby needed for physically challenged Senior Lady. Duties; Driving, Light Housekeeping and Personal Care. Criminal check a must. Sunday 9am to 2pm, Stats and holiday relief. $12/hr. Call Monica • 604-432-7169

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0860005 BC Ltd. in Vancouver, Req’s F/T Sales people for mini massage & power bracelets, $13Hr. & Supervisor with 1-2 years Exp. $17Hr. Email: dor1310@gmail.com

Paper Bag Machine Adjuster (#13) (Bag making machine setup operator)

Bulldog Bag Ltd in Richmond, B.C. has several perm, F/T openings. The ideal candidate must have knowledge of and be able to setup and run paper bag manufacturing machines such as such as Weber, Beasley French and Matador; have excellent mechanical aptitude; work independently; be able to trouble shoot and solve mechanical problems; speak and write English; be physically fit, and be willing to do shift work. Wages are $17 and up depending on experience. Excellent benefit package. Reply to hr@bulldogbag.com or fax to 604-273-9927

Sewing Machine Operator (#23) Bulldog Bag Ltd in Richmond, B.C. has several perm, F/T openings. The ideal candidate will have 3 years industrial sewing experience, speak and write English, be physically fit, and be willing to do shift work. Wages starting at $10.25 depending on experience. Excellent benefit package. Reply to hr@bulldogbag.com or fax to 604-273-9927

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SALES PEOPLE Joy Management Inc. in Greater Vancouver (Vancouver, Burnaby and Surrey) req’s F/T Sales people for Women’s Cosmetics & heated Massage products. $13Hr. & 1 to 2 years Exp. Supervisors $17.50Hr. Email: ran@joymgmt.ca

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Social Services

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

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KILLARNEY COMMUNITY CENTRE SOCIETY

EMERGENCY COMMUNITY MEETING! JANUARY 29, 2013 • 7:00 P.M. KILLARNEY COMMUNITY CENTRE • ROOM 205 Refreshments will be provided

Do you use programs such as childcare and organized sports at Killarney Community Centre? If so, are you prepared to face increased costs, program changes and reduced services? The City of Vancouver and The Park Board are planning to make RADICAL CHANGES TO YOUR COMMUNITY CENTRE! Changes that will significantly impact you and the services you use! HOW DOES THIS IMPACT YOU?

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In our opinion costs could increase and services could be reduced to all members of KCC Critical programs like preschool and out-of-school care could possibly be taken over by private organizations, increasing fees In our opinion there may be reduced access to free space in the community centre for seniors and affiliated user groups In our opinion there will be less frequent replacement or repairs to equipment in KCC

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS PLAN, AND HELP PROTECT YOUR PROGRAMS AND SERVICES, PLEASE COME TO OUR EMERGENCY COMMUNITY MEETING AND LET US KNOW HOW YOU FEEL. THANK YOU.

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DANISH TEAK Table w/ 4 chairs, custom made, good condition, $150 604-732-4471 Dining table, 2 chairs, $200 obo, Single bed, box/matt brand new $300 obo, 778-233-6862

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

2135 ROUND OAK table 46inch diameter w/ 4 matching chairs $250 604-737-1313

Tools & Equipment

Wanted to Buy

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

FOREST LAWN, sxs plots, 'Remembrance'. Lot#322, graves #5 & 6. $30,000 obo. 604-434-2815 OCEANVIEW, Single unused inground cremation plot in Evergreen Gardens. $3000. 604-737-0297 OCEANVIEW PLOT for sale Calvary Section, $9500 obo, Call 604-538-6768

2060

For Sale Miscellaneous

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best Price, Best Quality. All Shapes & Colors Available. Call 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper Looking for something truly unique & original? Purchased overseas, solid teak, intricately hand carved, extensively detailed 5pc living rm showcase ste, suitable for rustic resort or spac. home. $12,000 or highest offer. Consider part trade for newer vehicle w/low km’s. 778-241-5477

CLOSED Business Miscellaneous Quality Sunbrella awning fabric (rolls&remnants),offers. 3 section storage rack (each 44’’x72’’x97’’) $300. 2 section boltless shelving (each 51’’x 25’’x110’’) $200. Metal filing cabinet $40. Blue fabric swivel office chair $40. Drawing/drafting table $200.604874-6117 weekends only.

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Fuel

A CLEAN DRY SPLIT Maple, birch, alder. Guar lowest prices. David 604-926-0014 24H

Clean Sweep?

Sell it in the Classifieds!

604

630.3300

H - DON’T MISS MCC’s Three Colour Sale! Jan 25 and Jan 26th

WEST END Community Centre & KING GEORGE Secondary School

FLEA MARKET

Over 80 Tables Fabulous Bargains! SUNDAY January 27th, 10:00am to 3:00 pm 1755 BARCLAY ST entrance off Denman KING GEORGE GYM Westend Vancouver • Admission $1 • for more information call • 604-257-8333

EDUCATION 1410

Education

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1420 PORTABLE SINGER sewing machine $50, Ikea blonde wood cabinate (48 x 24 x 24), 2 door w/ frosted glass & 2 shelves $70 obo 604-737-1313

GARAGE SALES

Tutoring Services

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Music/Theatre/ Dance

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

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Clothing, books, jewelry, collectibles, toys, housewares, and much more. *Selected furn. items on sale MCC Vancouver Thrift Shop 43rd and Fraser Open 9:30 - 5:00 Monday - Saturday

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VANCOUVER

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Sun Jan 27th, 10-2 5338 Laburnum St (37th & Laburnum)

Antiques, household, furniture, some garden/tools, etc. etc.

AUCTION CALENDAR One call does it all!

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3508 3507

Dogs

3508

Dogs

STANDARD POODLE Pups, cream shade, med-lrg size, non shed, $1200, 250-819-4876

★CATS & KITTENS★ FOR ADOPTION ! 604-724-7652

3508

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

Dogs

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

AMERICAN BULLDOG PUPS, 1 female/ 1 male left, ready to go $800 each, 604-230-1999

MIN. SCHNAUZER Pups, raised under foot, non-shedding, incls vet ✔, 1st shots, dewormed, tails docked & dewclaws, $650. 604-477-9961

5505

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3540

Pet Services

LUXURY PET HOTEL @ YVR New customer special $27/ night restriction apply www.jetpetresort.com

HAVANESE Pure Bred Oct 28, 2012, white/beige 1 Male, grow to 9/10lb, hypo allergenic, dewormed, first shot $800. 604-582-9911

PEKINGESE X Havanese Puppies, Nov12. 1M(White) 1F(BrownTriColor)dewormed, first shot $600.604-582-9911

Real Estate Services

6005

Whistler

Beautiful 1 bedroom condo.This great condo has everything you need! Sleeps four, complete kitchen, cozy living area with fireplace, Flat screen tv, vcr, dvd, balcony overlooking courtyard, Underground parking. Swimming pool, hot tub and sauna. Sun to Thurs: $139 per night. Fri & Sat: $189per night. Based on two night minimum. For reservations or more info www.magellan.directvacations.com

or call 604-785-5672

Cares! The Vancouver Courier has partnered with the BC SPCA to encourage responsible pet guardianship and the humane treatment of animals. Before purchasing a new puppy, ensure the seller has provided excellent care and treatment of the animal and the breeding parents. For a complete guide to finding a reputable breeder and other considerations when acquiring a new pet, visit spca.bc.ca.

5040

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Notice to Creditors and Others

Re: The estate Alfred Emil Joseph Grudniski, also known as, Joseph Alfred Emil Grudniski, Deceased, formerly of Apt. 115 – 1726 West 11th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V6J 2C3 Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of Alfred Emil Joseph Grudniski, also known as, Joseph Alfred Emil Grudniski are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the Derpak White Spencer LLP at #901-1788 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6J1 1Y1 on or before February 25, 2013, after which date the Executor will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executor then has notice.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS

6007

BUSINESSES FOR SALE

Re: The estate of KARMENDRA NATH VARMA, also known as KARMEN VARMA, deceased, formerly of Apt. 1701, 1082 Seymour Street, Vancouver, BC, V6B 1X9 NOTICE to Creditors and Others having claims against the state of KARMENDRA NATH VARMA, also known as KARMEN VARMA are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims be sent by registered mail to the Executor, SHIVENDRA NATH VARMA, 144 Oleary Drive, Ancaster, ON, Canada L9K 0B8, on or before April 1, 2013, after which date the Executor will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executor then has notice.

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Condos/ Townhouses

6008-02

Money to Loan

Metaphysical

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MINIMUM AD SIZE IS 1 COL X 1" – UNTIL APRIL 15, 2013

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

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

6008-12

Langley/ Aldergrove GUILDFORD 650SF 1br 3rd fl condo, pool, exercise rm, party rm etc, $210,888 778-834-8224 see uSELLaHOME.com id5576

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

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

IMMACULATE TOP fl 963sf 2 br condo, insuite laundry, +55 building, $121,500 604-309-3947 see uSELLaHOME.com id5565

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

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

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7005

Body Work

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

604-500-3758

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7015

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604.630.3300

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CHILDREN Preschools/ Kindergarten

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6008-04

Call

604-630-3300 to place your ad!

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

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

6008-06

Chilliwack

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

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Preschool: Extended Day: Elementary:

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RENO’D 770SF 2nd fl with new appliances insuite laundry, pets kids ok $177,777 604-530-6247 see uSELLaHOME.com id5584

6008-14

Maple Ridge/ Pitt Mead.

Burnaby

Escort Services

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CALL 604.630.3300 TODAY!

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

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

5070

Feb. 15 7thth at Feb. at7:00 7:00 p.m. p.m.

6 ADS FOR THE PRICE OF 3

Surrey

FOR SALE AUTOMOTIVE Repair Shop

6008

www.coverallbc.com

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6008-30

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

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3050

Condos/ Townhouses

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5505

Coquitlam

6008

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4060

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-08

Borrow Up To $25,000

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6008

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STANDARD POODLE puppies, ready to go. CKC reg, www.beminepoodles.com Chwk. 604-823-2467 or 604-302-1761

LEGALS Legal/Public Notices

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4530

Cats

REAL ESTATE

IMMACULATE 984SF 2br condo insuite laundry, mountain view 40+ bldg $88,500 604-703-3839 see uSELLaHOME.com id5543

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

IMMACULATE 2446SF 4br 4ba t/h. Incredible view, huge master br $399,900, 604-466-3175 see uSELLaHOME.com id5226

6008-18

New Westminster

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

6008-26

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

PRICE REDUCED 1200sf 2br 2ba upr lvl twnhse +55 complx w/chairlift $197,500 604-951-7738 see uSELLaHOME.com id5547

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

INLET & Mtn views, reno’d 928sf 2 br condo, insuite laundry rentals ok $219,500 604-936-7547 see uSELLaHOME.com id4642

6008-28

6008-34

Vancouver East Side

Richmond

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

ASKING $293K, 2 bdrm, 845sf. Great location, near transit/shops. #104-2600 E 49th. Open House Sun Jan 27th, 2-4pm Call Pat @ Sutton WestCoast 604 220-9188.

Looking to do some

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REAL ESTATE 6008

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-42

For Sale by Owner

6015

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

For Sale by Owner

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

2BDRM+DEN/2BTH CONDO for Sale. Next to Willowbrook Mall, Langley. 961sqft $255,500. Helen 604-762-7412 Price reduced! Sale by Owner.

REGENCY Park Towers Condo 2 Bdrm/2 Bath Corner Unit. 1200 Sq Ft. 6631 Minoru Blvd. 11th Fl. Across from Richmond Centre and Skytrain. Best location in Richmond. Reduced to $339,000. 604-278-5771

REAL DEPARTURE Bay-No steep stairs on cliff front. Just 2 blks to sandy, usable beach. 8 min to ferry, shopping closer. 2,600 sq ft, 2 bdrm suite, active views, 3 full baths, sep. laundries. Oversize corner lot w/ access to RV pad behind house. $439,000. Drive by 2895 Fairbanks (cnr Bay St.) Nanaimo. View by appointment. 250-585-1111, 250-729-7420

Chilliwack

CULTUS LK gardener’s dream 1160 sf 2 br 1.5 ba rancher, a/c 55+ complex $63K 604-858-9301 see uSELLaHOME.com id5400

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

6020

Houses - Sale

6020-01

6020-08

Coquitlam

★Fixer Upper/Distress Sale 27 homes < $357k. Free w/pics, www.VanDistressSale.com 1800-530-1673 ID #1048, #1042 ★Renter No More ! 38 homes under $950/mo. Free w/Pics, www.VanFirstTimeBuyer.com 1800-530-1673 ID # 1051

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

REDUCED 3136SF 7br 3.5ba fabulous vu, below assessment CDS lot $688,888 778-898-7731 see uSELLaHOME.com id5595

6020-12

Ladner/ South Delta

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

Abbotsford

6020-24

6020-14

North Delta

UPDATED 4541SF 7br 5½ba on large 8264sf lot, basement suite, $749,000 604-805-6614 see uSELLaHOME.com id5604

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

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

6020-04 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

6020-06

Chilliwack

6020-34

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

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

GUILDFORD 1900SF 3br 2ba w/basement suite on huge 8640 sf lot, $479,000 604-613-1553 see uSELLaHOME.com id5608

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

THOM CREEK Ranch. 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 $419,000 negotiable. No HST. 604-377-1068

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

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

6020-36

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

6020-38

M A K E I T A S U CC E S S ! Call 604-630-3300

Lots & Acreage

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

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

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

Okanagan/ Interior

MERRITT HERITAGE style 3070 sf 4br 5ba on 9.9ac lot detached shop, view $895K 250-378-8857 see uSELLaHOME.com id5592

6050

Out Of Town Property

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

RENO’D Van Heights contemp., city & water views! 3 BR, 4 bths, 2819 sf, + suite. 150 Kootenay St. Re/Max Central, Ken & Linda Johnston 604-644-3293

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

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

Other Areas BC

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

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

Real Estate Investment

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

6035

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

Empty your Garage Fill Your Wallet

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.

GARAGE SALE

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

Tsawwas.

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

MULTI FAMILY, 10 RENTAL HOMES in Mission with $91,000 net income, on 6.5 acres, $999,000. 604 838-8692

6040

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

6020-52 WALNUT GROVE $435,000. TOWNHOME, End Unit Private Greenbelt Lot 2000 Sq.Ft. 3Bed 3.5 Bath To View 604-838-5958

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

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

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

Mission

Industrial/ Commercial

Surrey

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

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

6020-20

6025

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

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

Burnaby

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

Houses - Sale

Surrey

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

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

6020

Port Moody

Langley/ Aldergrove

www.bcforeclosures.com 4 BR home from $18,500 down $1715/mo. 604-538-8888, Alain @ Sutton WC Realty W. Rock

6020-02

Houses - Sale

6020-34

Real Estate

At WE BUY HOMES We CASH YOU OUT FAST! We Also Take Over Your Payments Until Your Home is Sold. No Fees! No Risk! Call us First! (604)- 626-9647 www.webuyhomesbc.com

6020

6020-30 PRICE REDUCED, 1280sf 3br 1.5ba ½ duplex, large 4480sf lot $229,900 604-792-9287 see uSELLaHOME.com id5511

www.GVCPS.ca / 604-786-4663

5 ACRE South Langley horse property right on South Langley Regional trail. Clean, bright & updated, older 2368 sq ft, 2 bd home – Barn, stalls, x-fenced, pasture. 604-323-4788 PropertyGuys.com ID: 76788

Houses - Sale

6020-06

PARTIAL OCEAN view, 920sf 2br+den 2ba quiet condo, kids, pets ok. $309,000 778-294-2275 see uSELLaHOME.com id5575

6015

6020

A47

Mobile Homes

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

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

THE BUY T SELL T FIND T INCLASSIFIEDS I I I

BUY T SELLIT FINDIT BUYIT SELLIT FINDIT I

BUY T SELLIT FINDIT BUY SELL FIND I IT IT IT

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

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THE VANCOUVER COURIER FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 2013

REAL ESTATE HOME SERVICES cont. from previous page

6065

Recreation Property

Appliance Repairs

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

Recreation Property

6065

8015

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

8030

Carpentry

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

Licensed & Bonded

732-8453

Cleaning

RELIABLE, RESPONSIBLE & Respectful. Refs avail. Non-Toxic products. Yolanda 778-228-8228

8060

Concrete

Sidewalk, Driveway, Patio Exposed Aggregate, remove & replacing

Reasonable rates. 35 yrs. exp. For free estimates call Mario PALM SPRINGS Vacation Home 55+ Gated Park, $119K, 1800sf, 3 BR 2.5ba. Call 604-737-7756

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

8055

CONCRETE SPECIALIST

CABIN 15 mins SE of Hope BC Surrounded by mountains rivers Tall cedars, trails, clean air. 3 BR, 1.5 ba, 6appls, sleeps 12+ $239K by owner, 604-795-3663

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

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

HOUSE KEEPING, cooking, shopping, appts. 20 yrs exp, exc refs, own vehicle. 2 hr min. Seniors discount 604-873-9985

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

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

HOT SPOT FOR SALE

604-253-0049

A 1 Retaining Walls, Foundation, Stairs, Driveways, Patios, Sidewalks. Any concrete project. Free Est. Bill 604-617-5813 Concrete Specialist. Garages, sidewalks, exposed aggregate & patios. Santino 778-892-5559

8073

Drainage

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

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

8075

GET AWAY - Mayne Island Turn Key house, 2 BR + suite, all for $320,000, 250-539-5011 http://members.shaw.ca/ mayneislandhome/

Drywall

For information call

604-630-3300

RENTALS 6505

Apartments & Condos

6505-12

Apt/Condos

Apt/Condos

2 BR, N/S STE, in housing Co-op. Avail March 1, no dogs, participation mandatory. P/U application & info form at 1516 West 71st Ave. prior to Jan 27th. $913/mo, No singles, 2-4 persons. Share purchase req’d.

UBC, 204-5725 Agronomy Rd, 2B, 2BA, corner, 944sf, balcony, lease, no pet, no smoking, $2100, Feb 1, call Eric (604)723-7368.

A Lic’d. Electrician #30582. Rewiring & Reno, Appliance/ Plumbing. Rotor Rooter and Hydro Pressure Jetting Service, 778-998-9026 or 604-255-9026 Free Est / 24/7 ALL YOUR electrical & reno needs. Lic’d electrician #37940. Insured, bonded & WCB. Free est Reasonable rates 604-842-5276

Electrician Lic#95323, Bonded, Affordable Com/Res. No Job too small. 25 yrs exp. 604-727-2306 LIC. ELECTRICIAN #37309 Commercial & residential renos & small jobs. 778-322-0934. YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guar’d. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

732-8453

*Drywall * Taping * Texture * Stucco*Painting * Steel stud framing Quality Home 604-725-8925

@

Managed by Dodwell Strata Management Ltd.

Place ads online @ VanCourier.com

Flooring/ Refinishing

6508

Apt/Condos

8087

Excavating

# 1 BACKHOE, STONE WORK & DEMOLITION

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

8090

Fencing/Gates

FENCES & DECKS front steps, retaining walls, repair or renew, John 778-998-5591 tarasoffconstruction.com West Coast Cedar Installations New or repaired outdoor cedar ★ specialists since 1991 ★ 604-270-2358 or 604-788-6458

Flooring/ Refinishing

Hardwood Floor Refinishing

HANDYMAN, reno, kitchen, bath, plumbing, countertop, flooring, painting, etc. Mic, 604-725-3127 Installation • Refinishing • Repairs ART of HARDWOOD FLOORS 604-240-3344 INSTALLATION REFINISHING, Sanding. Free est, great prices. Satisfaction guar. 604-518-7508

8120

Glass Mirrors

Commercial/Residential

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

Tel: 604-603-9655

8125

Gutters

AT YOUR HOME GUTTER SERVICES

NO HST! til Feb.15 (max. 400*)

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

WCB – Fully Insured 100% Money Back Guarantee

604-340-7189

*Must be mentioned at time of booking estimate to receive no HST offer ACCREDITED BUSINESS

atyourhomeservicesgroup.ca

Alliance

Windows & Power Washing Time To Clean Your Gutters • Gutter Cleaning • Moss Removal • Contract Pricing • Will Beat Any Reputable Estimate

Work Done by Professionals

Fully Insured

604-723-2526 windowmansteve @gmail.com

6522

Furnished Accommodation

BELL ACCOM. SERVICES requires furnished housing for students, info@bellacc.com ★ 604-971-3822 ★

8195

Painting/ Wallpaper

D&M PAINTING

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

HOME REPAIRS - No job too small. Carpentry, painting, fencing, drywall, baseboards, lam flooring, deck repairs, p/washing, gutters. Refs Brian Evans 604-266-2547/785-4184

604-724-3832

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

8140

Heating

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

8155

Landscaping

TREE SPECIALIST 25 yrs exp. Oriental Landscaper. Tree Removal & Pruning, Hedge Trimming. Landscaping and Garden Maintenance. Free estimate. Tim: 604-328-9487 email: timchung35@yahoo.ca

8160

DJ PAINTING, Int/Ext. Com/Res. Drywall repair. Free ests. Cell: 604-417-5917, 604-258-7300 PROFESSIONAL PAINTER more than 10 yrs. Small jobs ok. Call Serj 604-377-2417

8200

Patios/Decks/ Railings

Lawn & Garden

604-376-7224 www.centuryhardwood.com

6540 6595

Shared Accommodation Vancouver East Side

Furn Rm in bsmt, shd kitchbath, $390 incl util/ph, ns/np, no drinkg or drugs, working fem/student, coin wd. Call 604-879-4325

Continuous Gutters Leaf Protection Systems Fascia Covers Soffits & Siding New Construction & Renovations

www.citywidegutters.com CITYWIDE GUTTERS Continuous gutter installs, leaf protection, new & renos. BBB, Ins.WCB. 604-868-1373 citywidegutters.com

WEST SIDE GUTTERS 15% OFF 604-722-1105 Waters Home Maintenance Gutter Cleaning, repairs, windows Free estimate 604-738-6606

8130

Handyperson

Suites/Partial Houses

BACHELOR, near 41st/Cambie, own entry, w/d, ns, np. $700 incl utils/net/TV/cbl. 604-327-2909

* MUSHROOM MANURE *

P/U or delivery. Covered storage. (604) 644-1878

8175

Masonry

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

8185

SUNDECKS & RENOS Vinyl & cedar treated decks. 604 376 3192 www.olmani.ca

8205

Paving/Seal Coating

METRO BLACKTOP CO. LTD Custom work for Driveways & new lane Aprons. Repairs/resurfacing. Call Gino 604-657-9936

8220

Plumbing

1 to 3 Men

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

45

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

604-537-4140 www.affordablemoversbc.com

$35/HOUR PER PERSON • 24/7 Abe Moving & Delivery and Rubbish Removal. 604-999-6020 EAST WEST MOVERS, Reas Rates, Apt/Hses Del. Just driver & truck $55/hr + gas. 604-786-7977 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

UNIQUE 1 BR, in Heritage home, Kits, UBC, sea, garden, trees, $1540/m, n/s n/p, 604-738-6041

CARPENTRY, PAINTING, renos, masonry, tile, decks, fences. BBB member. 604-732-0081 www.reliablehandyman.bc.ca

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

3 BDRM g/l ste, corner Sophia & 43rd, Avail now, $1100 + utils, n/s, n/p, Call Mike, 604-649-3028

DAVE B. Contracting. Painting, drywall, tile, door/lock repairs, etc. Free est, insured. 604-616-2150

732-8453

www.PatioCoverVancouver.com

AFFORDABLE MOVING

RENOS • REPAIRS 9129 Shaughnessy St., Van.

KERRISDALE, 2 BR bsmt, cat ok, avail Feb 1st, coin w/d, $1300 incls utils, gas f/p, bus rte to UBC, nr shops, 604-263-9050

Since 1989

• Sunrooms • Aluminum patio/deck covers • Aluminum railings • Glass railings • Aluminum fencing • Auto gates Free Estimates 604-782-9108

Moving & Storage

Seniors Discount

604-868-1373

Houses - Rent

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

FREE ESTIMATES

Century Hardwood Floors

6602 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

Handyperson

Artistry of Hardwood Floors

Repairs & Staining Installation Free Estimates

6595-70 VANCOUVER. Modern 1 & 2 BR. Collingwood Village. Steps to Joyce Skytrain. 1-888-830-4232

8130

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

Fully Insured/WCB

UBC, 805-5868 Agronomy Rd, 2B, 2BA, bal, 1008sf, lease, no pet, no smoking, rent $2900, now, Eric 604-723-7368

LANGARA GARDENS #101 - 621 W. 57th Ave, Van Spacious 1, 2 & 3 BR Rental Apartments & Townhouses. Heat, hot water & lrg storage locker included. Many units have in-suite laundry and lrg patios/balconies with gorgeous views. Tasteful gardens, swimming pools, hot tub, gym, laundry, gated parking, plus shops & services. Near Oakridge Centre, Canada Line stations, Langara College, Churchill High School & more. Sorry no pets. www.langaragardens.com Call 604-327-1178 info@langaragardens.com

8105

$

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

West Van Apt. Rentals

1 BDRM/ 1BATH Dundarave Village. Large 1 bdrm apt with view balcony in central Dundarave. Laundry downstairs. No Pets Available immed. $1200/month. Call 604-922-0181 or email: info@pr-insurance.ca

6508

6508

RENOS • REPAIRS 9129 Shaughnessy St., Van.

Lic. 22308

A. LIC. ELECTRICIAN #19807 Semi-retired wants small jobs only. 604-689-1747, pgr 604-686-2319

8105 Since 1989

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

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

Max: 604-341-6059

RENOS • REPAIRS 9129 Shaughnessy St., Van. 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

Electrical

Contact us today for a free estimate.

Since 1989

1 BR Time Share Membership, 1 week per year in Hawaii, Royal Aloha Vacation Club incls 3 wks banked & transfer fee. $2500. 604-261-5488, www.ravc.com

8080

Serving West Side since 1987

TANKTECH Certified Oil Tank Removal & Remediation Specialists. res/com. Free est. 604-328-1234

ACTUAL PLUMBING HEATING & GAS ❑ ❑ ❑ ❑ ❑

★ 24 / 7 ★ Senior’s Discount Military Discount Same Day Hot Water Tank No Job Too Small Licensed & Insured actualplumbing.ca

604-874-4808

We accept Visa, MC, Amex

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

604-731-2443

PLUMBER & GAS FITTER

Hot • Renos or New Jobs • Boilers Water • Drain Camera Inspection Tanks • Water Jetting Flushing from $795

• Power Snake Auger 24 HOURS EMERGENCY SERVICE

installed

Insured - Licensed - Bonded

604.825.2211

WESTMOR

Plumbing Ltd Res - Com Professional Service FLAT RATE 7 DAYS/WK

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

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


FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 2013 THE VANCOUVER COURIER

HOME SERVICES 8220

Plumbing

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

8225

Power Washing

PRESSURE WASHING Windows/Gutters /Pigeon Control Com/Res Lic/Ins Free Est. Call Dean 604-839-8856

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

TOTAL HOME RENOVATIONS A Since 1983

FROM DESIGN TO FINISH Complete Renos & Additions, incl.: Kitchen & Bath Improvements • Roofing • Sundecks • Door & Window Replacements

Bill 604-298-1222 www.chrisdalehomes.com

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

604-318-4390 aaronrconstruction.com FERREIRA HOME IMPROVEMENTS Additions ★ Renovations Concrete Forming ★ Decks Garages ★ Bathrooms Ceramic Tile ★ Drywall Hardwood Flooring ''Satisfaction Guaranteed''

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

HOME ADVANTAGE Contracting Ltd

Residential & Commercial Renovations licensed - Insured - WCB

For Free Estimates Call Ryan 778.809.6677 homeadvantagecontracting@gmail.com OLMANI ‘‘Good to the Last Nail' Bath & Kitchen Renovations, Additions Interior & Exterior Home Repair, Sundecks 604-376-3192 www.olmani.ca

604 451 0225

✓ RenoRite www.RenoRite.com

Since 1989

RENOS • REPAIRS 9129 Shaughnessy St., Van.

732-8453

A1 CONTRACTING. Bsmt, bath, kitchen cabinets, tiling, painting & decks. Dhillon, 604-782-1936 ★ COMPLETE RENOS ★ If you need a helping hand call Frank the Handyman! 604-327-8070 C 604-802-3109 D & M RENOVATIONS, Flooring, tiling, finishing. Fully Insured. Top quality, quick work 604-724-3832 HOME IMPROVEMENTS: Renovations, restorations, repairs, decks fences. Walter 778-837-2518 MR. BUILD - Renos and Repairs. Est 1989. 9129 Shaughnessy St. Please call 604-732-8453

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

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

8255

Rubbish Removal

SN TOTAL HOME RENO Bathrooms, kitchens, bsmts, decks, etc Free est 604-318-4054 sntotalhomereno@gmail.com

bradsjunkremoval.com

★ Sundecks & Stairs ★ Form work, Int/Ext finishing ★Mike 604-290-3082★

20 YARD BINS AVAILABLE NOW !

8250

Roofing

WE LOAD OR YOU LOAD

'Haul anything...but dead bodies!!'

ACCREDITED BUSINESS

atyourhomeservicesgroup.ca

www.rjrrenovator.com www.rjrconstruction.ca

20 YARD BINS Avail Now ! We Load or You Load

“Haul Anything ... but Dead Bodies”

604.254.1760

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

Serving the Lower Mainland since 1988

Since 1989

WESTSIDE RUBBISH Removal. Household Junk Specialist! Friendly & Cheap. 604-266-4444

• Roofing & Roof Repairs • Duroid, Cedar, Torch-on • Moss Control, Removal & Prevention • Gutter Installation, Cleaning & Repairs

604-340-7189

RENOVATIONS & CUSTOM HOMES

604-220•JUNK(5865)

$

*Must be mentioned at time of booking estimate to receive no HST offer

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bradsjunkremoval.com

NO HST! til Feb.15 (max. 400*)

WCB – Fully Insured 100% Money Back Guarantee

Rubbish Removal

• 95% Recycle Rate • No Landfills EVER

604.220.JUNK (5865)

AT YOUR HOME ROOFING SERVICES

8255

8300

.com

Stucco/Siding/ Exterior

❑ All Renovations ❑ All Home Repairs ❑ All Painting

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

Jack’s Rubbish

Disposal & Recycling Best Price Guaranteed Fully Insured

Student Works

8315

$49

ROOFING/ RE-ROOFING Leak Repairs & Chimney Repairs

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

SAVE $ 604-228-ROOF (7663) Showroom: 1230 West 75th Ave.

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John 778-288-8009

MCNABB ROOFING

604-732-8453

9129 Shaughnessy St., Vancouver

Tiling

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

Disposal & Recycling Trips start at

8309

Hydro Flushing • Perimeter Drainage Field/Yard Drainage • Sumps/Catch Basins Foundation Crack Repairs • Compact Excavator Services VALUABLE COUPON! VALUABLE COUPON

Tree Services

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

Save $25 on Your Next Hydro Flush Service

Have Your Perimeter Drainage Flushed of Dirt and Debris Before Back Ups Occur

Save $100 on Perimeter Drainage Replacement

HOME SERVICES

Includes the Installation of PVC Piping, Catch Basins and Sumps

HILLCREST PLUMBING AND HEATING OFFER

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AUTOMOTIVE 9110

Collectibles & Classics

9110

Collectibles & Classics

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

AMBLESIDE ROOFING

Canam Roofing 778-881-1417 Residential roofing, new, reroofing & repairs. Peace of mind warranty. www.canamroofing.ca MCR Mastercraft Roofing Right the 1st time! Repairs, reroofing, garage, decks. Hart 322-5517

Find the professionals you need to create the perfect renovation.

to advertise call

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Domestic

9129

Luxury Cars

9130

2000 BUICK LeSabre, custom 4 door, good condition, $2100 obo. Call 604-781-2342

Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

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

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

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

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

2006 CHEV Cobalt LT, White, 69k, alloys, pwr grp $6,495. Downtown.nissan.ca 604-257-8900

1969 MERCEDES Benz 280S, collector plates, excellent condition, $5900. 604-723-3654

1976 MGB Roadster. British racing green colour. 4 speed. New top and carpet. Engine work done. $6,500. 604-591-8566

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

1991 Pontiac Grand Prix 4 DR Fully loaded,kept inside,in family from new $2495. 604-899-6119

9125

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

HOME SERVICES

9125

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

A-1 Contracting & Roofing ReRoofing & Repair. WCB. 25% Discount. Jag, 778-892-1530

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

❑ Bathrooms ❑ Kitchens ❑ Basements

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

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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

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

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

9145

Scrap Car Removal

Domestic NO WHEELS, NO PROBLEM

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

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

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

9129

Luxury Cars

1993 PLYMOUTH Sundance 126 K, 4 dr, w/hatch, 2.2L, $2000 obo. Great 1st car 604-809-6353 1987 PONTIAC FIERO auto, collectors plates, 4 cyl, new brakes, garage kept 169km $3100 604-987-0926

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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

9130 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

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

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9145

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

9155

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

9160

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

1996 CHEV Cheyenne 4x4, 189,000 km, good tires, canopy new brakes $2000. 604-698-5347

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

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 HONDA CR-V LX $12,888, 159K, EH07986 Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

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

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

2010 JEEP Wrangler, blue, hard top, Stock# S13095A, $19,995. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

2011 NISSAN Juke,white, full load leather sunroof GPS, Stock# S12332B $23,995. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

9160 2006 Ford F150 XL, 4X4, 5.4L, extended cab, seats 6, long box, canopy, A/C, 107K. $12,950. must sell! (604) 773-4235.

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

2006 Mitsubishi Montero Limited MINT condition black 105K, $14,900. 778-989-0564 redwards_91@hotmail.com

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

1995 HONDA Civic LX, aircared, runs great, set of 4 snows & 4 all seasons on rims, Asking $2200. Call 778-960-4673

2002 NISSAN Maxima SE, only 151,000 km, leather heated seats, sunroof, 4 drs, $6,500 OBO, Call 778-279-1490

1997 Honda Civic CX 22,000 kms, 1 owner, red, timewarp car. $6,900. 778-318-5262

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

1997 JAGUAR XK8 cpe, black, blk lther int, 84,000 ks, full load, all records, DB7 rims, sport pckg $9900 firm. 778-889-6557 1997 TOYOTA Camry LE. 4 drs, 4 cyl, auto, a/c. Well maintained. Aircared. $3700. 604-936-1270

Sports & Imports

9173

Vans

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

2009 HONDA Odyssey EXL, $28,888, 39K, 5 sp/Auto, FWD, M625501A, Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

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

Boats

2008 HONDA Fit, red, manual, gas mizer, Stock#BB3050A, $12,995 Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331 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

2008 INFINITI G37, silver, manual, Stock# BB3091, $23,995 Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331 24’ SEA RAY 240 turn key & go, eng i/o, GM V8, surveyed, good shape. $6500. 604-552-3961

1997 VOLVO 850 Stationwagon, loaded, well maint, new tires, $3900 obo, 604-984-0596

2005 MERCEDES Benz SLK350, $24,888, 68,922 km Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

2008 INFINITY G37 Coupe Sport, $27,888, 44,620km Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

9522

RV’s/Trailers

1991 MERCEDES BENZ 300C. Auto, new tires. 111,000 km. Exc condition. $6,350. 604-786-6495

1998 HONDA Accord Ex, low kms, new tmg belt, brakes, water pump, $4600 obo, 604-812-4912

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

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

2005 TOYOTA Camry LE, $9,888, 105,420 km, Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

2009 NISSAN Altima 2 dr, 2.5L, auto, 16,400 km, gray, leather, loaded, $21,500. 604-728-8583

2008 NISSAN Pathfinder S, $19,888, 76,068km Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

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

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

2008 FORD Pickup Lariat, 49,000km, loaded + +, $37,500 Must Sell! 604-313-2763 1994 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 Targa Manual 109,000 kms Amazon blue/tan interior. Second owner, lovingly maintained, all service records/ 11 years. Excellent mechanics and body. Offers considered. $19,900 email: jasonbarton@shaw.ca

2006 ACURA 3.2 TL custom fully loaded, 300 HP, 6 spd. 125,000 km on body, only 44,000 km on engine $9500. 604-241-0357

2009 TOYOTA Yaris, $12,888 Mileage: 58,352 km, 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

2006 MINI Cooper, Grey, 58k, loaded, $16,988. Downtown.nissan.ca 604-257-8900 2002 MERCEDES C320, quick Sale $9900 1 lady owner no accidents, f/load, 604-649-4542

2012 AUDI A4 Quattro, Premium, 29,000km, $46,500, panorama sunroof, auto, monsoon grey, black leather interior, all season tires. Snow tires optional. 604-764-8044

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

1992 BMW 325i Auto 87,000 km, one lady owner, exc cond, no accid. $6,800. 778-8298663

2002 FORD Explorer, Stk# V13081A, auto low K’s $6995. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

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

Sports & Imports

Sports & Imports

2006 MAZDA TRIBUTE GT $15,888, 48,926km 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

9160

9515

2006 DODGE Durango (SUV) , 4x4, Leather, Sunroof, DVD, V8, 161K, No accident, $7900 (604-888-9799)

2004 BMW X5, 4.4 i , 131K, $15,888 Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

Sports & Imports

1994 VW Golf, 4 dr, auto, sunroof, 110 K, Thule rack, 1 owner, all records $1500. 604-733-2340

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2006 SATURN Ion, $5995. Stock# K12438A, Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331 2006 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT. 46,000 km. Grey. 4 drs, auto, p/w, p/l, leather heated seats, sunroof, mag wheels. Good condition! $16,000 obo. 604-240-9912

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2012 TOYOTA Yaris, blue, manual, Stock# S13096A, $16,995 Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

9173 2007 BMW 335i CABRIOLET, $28,888, 79,712km, Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

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

2005 CHEV Astro Cargo Van, Ladder rails, 68k, a/c, $13,900 Downtown.nissan.ca 604-257-8900

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2007 MAZDA 3 GT, $12,888, 94,531km, Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

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

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

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

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

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1998 NOMAD 5th Wheel 25 ft. 1 slide; Standup/walk around Bdrm $12,000 604-796-2866

2006 DODGE Caravan Cargo, 70k, shelves, ladder rack, $9,900 Downtown.nissan.ca 604-257-8900

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

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

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Grocery Department Ethical Bean Organic Fair Trade Coffee assorted varieties

8.99

Jordan’s Cereal

4.99

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2/6.00

Armstrong Cheese assorted varieties

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from 7.99

30 bag

product of USA

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Organic Gala Apples from Clapping Chimp Cawston, B.C

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reg 7.99

1.89L • product of Canada

Uncle Lee’s Body Balance Tea

Organic Pasta Pearls bags or bins

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Health Care Department

reg 1.89

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Life Choices Organic Frozen Pizzas

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