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IN THE SECOND INSTALMENT OF OUR YEAR-LONG VANCOUVER SPECIAL SERIES, WE PROFILE KERRISDALE — PAGE 19 Longtime Kerrisdale barber Dino Avanitis gives Justin Ho, 20, a haircut at his West Boulevard barber shop.

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Communitycentresprotestparkboard’splan SANDRA THOMAS

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lmost 400 seniors showed up to a hastily called meeting at the Kerrisdale Community Centre Tuesday afternoon to protest what many are calling a cash grab by the park board. As first reported in the Courier in 2001, the park board is negotiating with the city’s community centre associations

to finalize a new joint operating agreement. The Vision Vancouver dominated board wants to change the way the centres operate, including centralizing “core programs.” The most contentious of the recommendations would see the park board take all revenues from room rentals and programs — money traditionally retained by the associations. The park board argues the money should be pooled into a general account to be distributed amongst “poorer” centres. The park board calls the recommendation “non-

negotiable.” That’s where at least six community centre associations have drawn a line in the sand. The model for the joint partnership, developed almost 50 years ago, sees the park board supply the physical buildings while the associations manage the centres. In some cases, the associations helped build the centres, rinks and pools. Continued on page 5


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Needle exchange opened in Kerrisdale 10 years ago MIKE HOWELL Staff writer

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ince he can remember, Geoff has made a conscious decision to search out clean needles as he continues to fight his heroin addiction. Now that the 39-year-old homeless man with Hepatitis C uses a one-stop service where he can exchange his used needles for new ones, his health concerns are lessened. Geoff,whodidn’twanthissurnamepublished to protect his privacy, found a needle exchange in the neighbourhood in which he panhandles and sleeps on the streets. “I was one of the original people to start using it,” he said by telephone Tuesday as he walked down a noisy alley. Drug addicts using needle exchanges in Vancouver is not a new phenomenon. Officially, the service has been around since the late 1980s and programs are available at all eight of Vancouver Coastal Health’s community health centres. But when Geoff discovered the needle exchange in his neighbourhood, his first impression was that it was “kind of funny.” Why? “Because it’s Kerrisdale,” he said of the quiet, wealthy West Side enclave. This year, the Pacific Spirit Community Health Centre at West 43rd Avenue and West Boulevard marks the 10th anniversary of its needle exchange. It’s located in a small room on the third floor of the centre, where staff meet one-on-one with clients. They’re offered clean needles and other injection tools including clean water, swabs and surgical bands. Condoms and crack cocaine smoking kits are also available. In 2012, the health centre recorded 90 visits by a core of about 10 people. More than 1,100 used needles were returned and 2,207 provided. The previous year, 56 visits translated to 2,063 needles returned and 1,552 provided. The centre’s highest number of needles handed out occurred in 2010, when staff issued 2,353 needles. Mark Haden, the addiction clinical supervisor of the centre, said the majority of clients are homeless. Occasionally, people he described as middle class use the service. But, as Haden pointed out, the needle exchange is one service of many the centre provides for people fighting an addiction. The exchange, he said, is really a point of contact to get clients into counselling, treatment,

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Mark Haden manages the Kerrisdale needle exchange.

set up in housing, or all three, depending on the client. Haden tells a story of a former client who used to panhandle outside the nearby London Drugs. Recently, the man stopped by the centre tothankthestaff.“Hehadtransformedhimself,” Haden said from his office. “He was a street entrenched individual and he said he was housed, employed and that he’d gone back to school. I’d like to think we played a part in that.” Though some people may think otherwise, the centre has not recorded a single complaint about the needle exchange since it began operating in 2003. “We’ve had no community complaints, we’ve had no business complaints, we’ve had no disturbance problems — we’ve had zero issues,”Hadensaid.“Tosomeextent,Ithinkit’sa reflection of the discussion in Vancouver. We’ve been through so many discussions around Insite [supervised injection site on East Hastings] and everything else, that I think the folks in Vancouver are pretty accepting of it.” Geoff, meanwhile, said he is on a methadone program and the centre is working on finding him housing. For now, the Toronto-born man will continue sleeping on the streets of Kerrisdale and Oakridge. Why Kerrisdale? “When I started to actually have to panhandle for my money around Granville Street, I asked someone: ‘Where’s a richer neighbourhood?’ Someone told me Kerrisdale. So I went there.” mhowell@vancourier.com twitter.com/Howellings

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Killarney public meeting turns ugly after commissioner’s rant Continued from page 1 The afternoon meeting at Kerrisdale was held for seniors while a second meeting Tuesday evening at the centre was open to the public. Senior Marianne Kropf told the Courier she’s been a regular at the centre since her husband died three years ago. She warned the park board must pay attention to the senior vote. “If you want to get something done get a bunch of seniors involved,” said Kropf. “There’s power in this.” Robert Lockhart, vice-president of the Kerrisdale Community Centre Association, said the two main concerns with the proposed agreement are a fear the costs for programs will increase dramatically and that the seniors lunch program would be eliminated. Another evening meeting was held at Killarney Community Centre, where the gathering turned ugly when Vision Vancouver commissioner Trevor Loke addressed the crowd in what can best be described as a tirade. Loke began by thanking the crowd for showing up, but his pleasantries quickly turned into a rant about the inequalities between poor associations and their rich counterparts in communities like Killarney.

Loke’s comments caused the crowd, made up largely of blue-collar workers, seniors, immigrants and young families, to react with shouts and boos of disapproval. Following Loke’s comments, a man stood up and asked the young commissioner why he thought it was reasonable to “scream at us like kids.” “Who the hell do you think you are?” the man yelled at Loke. Former Green park board commissioner Stuart Mackinnon also addressed the crowd at Killarney Tuesday night. “Tonight we are discussing in my opinion, the most cynical, desperate and dishonest power grab by a city management who are more concerned with their own megalomania and control than what is best for the people,” Mackinnon said. Green Coun. Adriane Carr told crowds at both Kerrisdale and Killarney that despite information to the contrary, the issue is in fact a council matter and does not lie solely with the park board. Carr explained if there is a financial trickle-down effect to changes in the way park board programs are run, any demand for more money will come back to city council. sthomas@vancourier.com twitter.com/sthomas10

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Glenys Tidy, 64, started playing pickleball three weeks ago at the Kerrisdale Community Centre. with his family to Kerrisdale 16 months ago from Taiwan, gave pickleball a try because he knew how to play table tennis. Pickleball, which is typically played on a badminton court with a low net, tennis ball-sized Wiffle ball and large paddles, is an example of new activities the Kerrisdale Community Centre has introduced to respond to the area’s changing population. It started drop-in pickleball last month. “Our seniors centre traditionally has been old

seniors, 80- and 90-year-olds,” explained Kristi Douglas, centre programmer. “A 60-yearold is still considering themselvesfairlyyoungsotheydon’t want to go to a place where there’s an old feeling, so we’re trying to come up with ways to get that group involved so it’s a younger feeling down there.” Susan Mele, a recreation programmer who has worked at the Kerrisdale Community Centre for 18 years, said the centre is busier than ever serving all ages, longtime commu-

nity members and newcomers. “Our seniors lunch program that used to have 40, 45 people in it now has 110 people in it on a daily basis,” she said. The centre opened a seasonal play destination with a bouncy castles, obstacle course and a slide at the Kerrisdale Arena in 2005 to accommodate the growing numbers of nannies and mothers with strollers Mele says were rare in the area 15 years ago. Settlement workers from the school board and immigrant high school students started organizing a Chinese New Year event at the community centre four years ago. With more Asian families moving to the area, programming for youth has changed to offer more community volunteering and leadership opportunities. Mele said the centre will be challenged to meet the needs of a growing seniors population and to draw sufficient volunteers to run programs and services. “Our 85-plus-yearolds are so used to volunteering as part of their life,” Mele said. “As they’re getting older and not able to continue to volunteer, we’re finding a huge gap in trying to find volunteers to take over those roles.” crossi@vancourier.com Twitter.com/Cheryl_Rossi

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many grads and former students as possible. The celebration includes an extravaganza at Queen Elizabeth Theatre May 23, 2014, as well as a number of events in Kerrisdale and at Magee Secondary the following day. The Magee 2014 Centennial Celebration Steering Committee is partnering with the Kerrisdale Business Association to ensure the celebrations in the Village will be inclusive of the entire community. The organizers would like Magee grads to register on the Magee 2014

Centennial Celebration website at mageecentennial.ca. The organizers say one of the biggest challenges for the 2014 events is reaching elderly grads. Any grads from the 1930s and 1940s who have not been contacted about the centennial celebration are asked to call Brooke Campbell at 604-926-5696 or email him at brooke3@shaw.ca. sthomas@vancourier.com twitter.com/sthomas10

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t is hard to imagine just how much political trouble Vision Vancouver is in right now. The pushback over its attempt to put its hands into the pockets of the city’s community centres makes past protests over spot zoning or the imposition of homeless shelters relatively insignificant annoyances. Let me explain why by first telling you a story. In 1934, 22 neighbours around East Hastings near the PNE each put 50 cents in the pot to come up with $11 dollars. That was the amount they needed to register a society for the purpose of protecting their park from the encroaching exhibition. The neighbours then went to the park board of the day and asked for money to help develop public tennis courts and a lawn bowling facility. The park board said: We don’t have any money but you go right ahead and raise the funds on your own. Which they did. That small group of volunteers would grow to become the Hastings Community Association, which was frequently required to be self-reliant in meeting neighbourhood needs. That story is not unlike any number of inspirational stories generations of volunteers, who have served on the boards of Vancouver’s community centres, have woven into their cultural history. To my knowledge, none of the Vision Vancouver park commissioners — who form a majority on the board and are central to the attack community centres now feel they are under — has ever served on a community centre board. What is worse, they fail to grasp just how disrespectful, how insensitive, how politically threatening their actions are. They most certainly must be unaware of the damage they are causing themselves as they spill the political capital that Vision has accumulated while in power. What is most appalling is the strategy being employed to roll out Vision’s new policy. We are told it will bring “equity” to all centres, rich or poor, East Side or West Side, and the people who chose to access the facilities. None of the centres, by the way, has a problem with that. It is about who controls the money that has community centre boards more than twitchy. When was the last time you saw a government introduce a new policy where an elected official hasn’t been front and centre to either cut the ribbon or take the heat? Yet what do we see here? On Tuesday night at the Kerrisdale Community Centre meeting, while a couple of Vision Park commissioners pasted themselves against the wall and refused to speak (except to the media) and city communications bureaucrats scurried about, it was park board manager Malcolm Bromley who took to the stage to be booed by the packed room and two other spaces that were quickly set up to handle the overflow crowd of about 400. In fact, for virtually all of the past briefing meetings with community centre boards, park commissioners have been told not to attend. It has been Bromley and, usually, city manager Penny Ballem. When the NPA’s Melissa De Genova tuned up at one briefing the board invited her to, Bromley turned on his heel and walked out. This is one reason why Hastings Community Association president Eric Harms is just one of many who say this whole attempt to get control of the community centre funds is a conspiracy being driven by the city manager: “When Malcolm Bromley speaks you can see Penny Ballem’s lips moving.” Of course it would be naïve to think Ballem would do anything of this magnitude without support from the mayor’s office. But the tone at the top around that joint always has our mayor heavily insulated against criticism. With six full-time city staff apparently attached to this strategy, is it any wonder that a few of the community centres have decided, for better or worse, on funding a public relations campaign of their own? This is particularly understandable when the park board’s idea of communications has included installing locked glass bulletin boards in community centres where they alone control the content of the messages and they hold the keys. How smart is that? How smart is any of this? agarr@vancourier.com

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unning of the Bankers’ set for streets of New York President Obama announced Wednesday that any convictions from his newly signed Banking Criminalization Act would result in a public shaming of the perpetrators. “Those convicted will be led into New York’s Zucotti Park in pig masks and made to run an obstacle course ending at Times Square,” the newly-invigorated, second term president said in a speech before the U.S. House of Representatives. “The American people were flattened by a controlled demolition of the economy, with their own homes used as fuses,” Obama said of the subprime scandal and subsequent financial collapse. “Now it’s time for the people to have fun at the perps’ expense.” Spectators at the Running of the Bankers, anticipated for the fall of 2013, will be given rotten produce to throw at the credit-siphoning crooks. “Only vegetables will be thrown,” the president cautioned. “We want public catharsis, not private harm. Besides, the offenders can anticipate the latter once they’re behind bars.” Theporcine-maskedwinneroftheobstaclecourse,whichwillincludeagaunchchafing “recession slide” into a “mud pit of penury,” will have the opportunity to direct seized assets to the charity of his or her choice. Names eagerly volunteered for the competition by foreclosed Americans include former AIG Insurance CEO Hank Greenberg, former Countrywide Financial chairman Angelo R. Mozilo, former treasury secretary Hank Paulson, and Goldman Sacks CEO Lloyd Blankfein. Obama’s speech was swiftly followed by a denunciation from a U.S. animal rights activist group, The American Swine Resistance, who objected to connecting a “mammal of high intelligence and emotional complexity” with ‘the lowest, vilest order of human beings.” Scientists Discover “The Whee Spot” Neuroscientists at McGill University claim to have discovered a simple practice to immediately reach “samadhi,” the state of inner peace sought by meditators. “It involves three bodily points,” said Edgar Callosum, the lead investigator in the study. “One point at the base of the spine, and two points adjacent to the cervical vertebrae — in the area of Mr. Spock’s famous ‘Vulcan Nerve Pinch,’ weirdly enough.” Approximately 89 percent of the study’s research subjects were able to quickly reach a neurally identifiable state of deep relaxation in the lab, through application of light pressure on the three pointssimultaneously. “Their ego-consciousness evaporated into the All-Mind like a bead of water on a hot skillet,” the long-haired Callosum noted. “And their dopamine levels spiked like a mofo, too.” Billions of people around the world will be able to attain inner peace for extended periods of time, any time of day or night, at literally no cost and with minor effort and zero risk, the McGill study concludes. “Limber individuals can easily stimulate themselves, but bliss is best achieved with a partner’s help,” Callosum observed with a smile. Children reduced to old-school communication after Internet collapse The massive solar flare that disrupted global telecommunications last week wasn’t just a challenge for adults. Twelve-year-old Samantha Applebee of Great Falls, Montana scrawled “dis totalee sux” on a magnetic board on the home refrigerator before wandering outdoors to ponder a mysterious outcropping of metal and wood in a neighbourhood park (a playground). Samantha joined millions of other teens and preteens around the world who were left without electronic communications — including television broadcasts — between Friday and Monday. Scared and confused, they were forced to find entertainment that wasn’t mediated by large corporations. “I was really bummed out at first,” the middle school student said of her dark playdate of the soul. “But it was kind of cool walking around in the woods with my friends, using spoken words to communicate. The birds in the trees are nothing like the app — they’re not angry at all!” British Columbia Mental Health Act Expanded to Include Public Lying Anticipating the new edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V), which identifies serial lying as a sign of psychopathy, the NPD provincial government has approved legislation allowing for the apprehension of long-term liars with high public profiles as potential threats to themselves or others. “This includes corporate executives, media commentators, and yes, even public servants in the provincial government,” said Premier Adrian Dix, carefully choosing his words so they will not be highlighted in any future enforcement. olscribbler.wordpress.com

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To the editor: Re: “Memorial for homeless man turns into warm and emotional gathering,” Jan. 25. I was a friend of Richard’s (that’s what we called him) when he was in his in 20s and early 30s… long before all of this happened. I am sad to say we lost touch and I am regretful that I did not make an effort, over the years, to find him and reconnect. I was devastated to see this article. I have many memories of a sweet, loving, funny man and I never would have dreamed that he would have come to such an end. The Richard I knew loved fishing, his muscle car and spending time with friends. Never would I have imagined that his life would end this way. Thank-you for writing such a beautiful piece on him. You did him an honour it seems he lacked at the end of his life. I have shared your piece with others who knew him then and they are appreciative too, Tara Olchowy, Port Moody

WHERE ARE CITY TAXES GOING? To the editor: Re: “Laneway letter puts reader in Cheeky mood,” Letters, Jan.25. I agree with Jenny and her concern with rising city taxes and a decline in services. I live on the West Side and while I do not mind the new house construction sites, it is appalling there is no enforcement to clean up the mud trails from the trucks that go on for blocks. Having lived in Europe for many years,

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this would not be tolerated. Brian Jones sounds more like a city hall supporter than a concerned Vancouver resident and I disagree with his statement of “personal sacrifices” to be made for reaching the city’s goal of greenest city by 2020. (Besides demolishing old houses, filling landfills and building from new materials hardly contributes to greener environment. It just moves the CO2 footprint out of the city). Vancouver is a great city, with or without the Olympics, and I doubt that because of it, residents should be compelled to feel any better about ourselves, with cost overruns, increased taxes and reduction of services. As the City is planning to raise property taxes again, I must question where those monies are being spent. Surely, the West Side is not getting its fair share, as streets are full of potholes, November leaves are not collected and rot in laneways continues even after residents sweep the sidewalks, streets and purchase bags to remove the mess. The city has informed residents that garbage collection is going to be cut in half to every second week, while food scraps pick up will be every week. I have to ask myself, do we waste so much food to fill a 240-litre container? Many old streets still have no sidewalks, making it a challenge for many old residents with walkers or wheelchairs. Streets like Blenheim have finally been repaved with no concrete curbs and only gravel on its sides. At first rainstorm, the gravel gets washed away requiring maintenance, and November leaves cannot be swept by street cleaning equipment. So, Jenny has a point when she says city taxes are rising while services decline. I am positive many Vancouver residents feel the same. George Vytasek, Vancouver

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To the editor: Re: “Gen Why a legitimate voice of public interest,” Letters, Jan. 25. I agree with Patrick Quinn that the evolution of our city should not be left solely in the hands of developers or any one group. However, there is a difference between private and public, despite Roy Langston’s argument. Otherwise any group capable of yelling loudly enough would have the ability to alter ownership and use of any “fee simple title,” including private residences. The point missed by Quinn, Langston and Mahoney is that collective rights should not trample on individual rights, for that is the real offense to reason and justice. I support arts and culture in this town and would loathe to see the loss of a venue like the Waldorf. But I am offended by knee-jerk reactions that blindly condemn development and change, a simplistically inflammatory response to critical, complex situations. On an important side note, the mob mentality response of the Waldorf social media supporters seemed rather pathetic in light of the rapid revelation that the MC-2 zoning (in place since 2002) of that entire block does not permit development of condos. There was no need for the city to put on a show of protecting the Waldorf as it is already protected, as long as the city doesn’t change the existing zoning. And there is absolutely no good reason for that to happen. Wendy Brichon, Vancouver

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Family meals are a central part of Chinese New Year Try Gung Hay Fat Choy to say Happy Chinese New Year! On February 10th (and in some cases, earlier), people all over the world will welcome the Year of the Snake with dazzling decorations, exciting entertainment and delectable dishes. Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, is a 15-day festival and is one of the most important holiday celebrations in the Chinese culture. Ring in the new Year of the Snake by transporting the beautiful sights and exciting flavours of the Far East straight to your home. For a meal idea that is quick and easy to prepare, try the Braised Chicken recipe below. The tangy sauce paired with the crisp Chinese broccoli adds excitement to a usual dinner staple that will easily become a new family favourite.

Braised Chicken Thighs with Chinese Broccoli Serves: 4 Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 30 minutes Total time: 35 minutes

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Spotlight on: Vancouver Spring Show While the show is held in celebration of the Chinese New Year, it is truly a multicultural celebration highlighting top performers from Canada and China, including many internationally influenced performances.

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The show’s founder and director, Cherry Tao, is considered to be one of China’s dancing treasures. She performed and taught dance for over 30 years and her acclaimed Peacock School of Dance graduated thousands of classically trained dancers. Tao is also the founder of Motion Artistry Dance in Vancouver; it is her internationally inspired creative vision for performing arts has secured the Spring Show as an annual ‘must-see’ sensation. “With 2013 being the year when the Mayan calendar ends, the Lunar New Year is a sign of new life and new beginnings,” says Shaun Cui, producer of The Vancouver Spring Show. “Our vision this year was to bring extremely different but equally talented artists together to create a fusion of Eastern and Western performances.” Tickets for this event can be purchased online at www.springshow.ca. Article provided by Sarah Tang of Karran Finlay Marketing.

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Check out some neat things to do with the extra time on Monday Feb. 11… and enjoy your Family Day! Family Day at Van Dusen Botanical Garden features an HSBC Family Program, Super Survivors, for families with children ages 5 to 11. Could your family survive winter using only the plants around you? Play the Survivor Game and learn about the many amazing uses of

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Grouse Mountain will be a hub of activity celebrating our province’s first ever Family Day on Feb. 11, with 50 per cent off lift tickets and Alpine Experience admission tickets for B.C. residents! Guests are also invited to take part in a fun range of family friendly activities both on and off the slopes. Family Day at Grouse Mountain begins with a tasty Pancake Breakfast before jumping on the Skyride. The fun includes family photo opportunities, a snow painting station, scavenger hunts and a puck shoot out. Go to grousemountain. com for full details.

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urban parents’ guide FREE FAMILY DAY AT THE Y! The YMCA is committed to helping families live healthier, happier lives—together. That’s why, in support of BC’s first ever Family Day on February 11th, the YMCA is opening its doors to families so they can be active together! Visit any YMCA membership centre in Greater Vancouver for a free fun-filled day. Come and see why families have called the YMCA their second home for over 125 years. Detailed activities taking place between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. include: Langara Family YMCA (282 West 49th Avenue, Vancouver) • Brunch (10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.) • Family Gym time (10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.) • Family Swim (11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.) • Bouncy Castle fun (10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.) Robert Lee YMCA (955 Burrard Street, Vancouver) • Brunch (10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.) • Family Gym & Bouncy Castle time (10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.) • Family Swim (10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.) • Family Fitness Class (TBD) • Family Play Time (10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.) For more event information, and details about other Y locations in the Lower Mainland, visit vanymca.org.

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Playing with matches and lighters is one of the leading causes of fire deaths to young children. The vast majority of these burn injuries are preventable. Matches and lighters are tools for grownups, and not toys to be played with. Discuss the importance of keeping all matches and

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Children in this age group have established interests and know what they’re good at. Those who do well in school can tutor a friend or a younger child in their subject of choice. If your teen loves animals, have them volunteer at an animal shelter or join a local animal rights group. Ages 15-18

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Food banks are a great way to get kids to volunteer alongside their parents. All children love working with their hands and can help categorize and label food items. Another idea is to take your child to a nursing home where they can meet and bond with seniors, play board games and work on fun arts and crafts projects together.

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Painting a community centre room or cleaning up an abandoned area of their neighbourhood will make a social impact, and they’ll be thrilled at the results. It’s great how enterprising kids can be.

Working in a homeless shelter distributing meals or getting involved with an environmental or human rights group are just some of the ways older teens can give back. Spreading the word about children in need of clean water, nutrition and education for child development organizations can help educate your teens about the poor living conditions in developing countries and instil gratitude in their daily lives. Article courtesy www. newscanada.com.

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KERRISDALE a journey through our city’s neighbourhoods

All things change except barbers...

Vancouver Special is a year-long journey through each of Vancouver’s unique neighbourhoods. Join us every two weeks in our weekend issue for another look at a different community in our city.

THE NEIGHBOURHOOD AT A GLANCE When it comes to defining the boundaries of Kerrisdale, it depends on who you ask. Even the City of Vancouver admits while it has defined boundaries for each of the city’s neighbourhoods, they’re all up for interpretation. The official boundaries of Kerrisdale run from West 41st Avenue to Southwest Marine Drive, east to Granville Street/Angus Drive and west to Blenheim. But ask anyone who lives or works in the community and you’ll likely hear a different version. What’s commonly considered Kerrisdale actually begins at West 33rd or even West 37th Avenue to the north. Meanwhile, Southlands, which some considered a neighbourhood on its own, is also included within Kerrisdale’s boundaries. The heart of Kerrisdale is the shopping district known as “The Village.” The landmark clock at West Boulevard and West 41st Avenue is testament to the community’s ties to the early rail line. It was in 1905, when at the request of B.C. Electric Railway manager R.H. Sterling, Mrs. William McKinnon named the interurban stop at Wilson Road (modern-day West 41st Avenue) “Kerry’s Dale,” after her family home of Kerrydale, in Gairloch, Scotland. Translated, Kerrydale means “little seat of the fairies.” The name was later changed to Kerrisdale. In 1929, when Kerrisdale was part of the Municipality of Point Grey, it amalgamated with the City of Vancouver. Until recent years, residents of Kerrisdale were primarily of English, Scottish or Irish descent, but today the number of Chinese immigrants moving to the neighbourhood has changed the face of the community. According to the 2011 census, the population of Kerrisdale is 14,732. In 1971, it was 13, 410. According to a recent economic profile, Kerrisdale residents have larger family sizes and much greater spending power compared to the rest of the city. Residents of employment age tend to be professionals and are more likely to be employed in areas such as finance, business and administration, management, natural and applied science or health professions than on average across the city.

Dino Avanitis opened the Economy Barber Shop on West Boulevard in Kerrisdale 33 years ago.

SANDRA THOMAS Staff writer

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s Dino Avanitis stands cutting hair in his fourchair Kerrisdale barber shop he opened 33 years ago, there’s a constant stream of people walking by who stop to wave hello, including a young mother with a toddler who adorably blows him a kiss. And it’s not just residents passing by who stop to acknowledge the affable Greek-Canadian barber. Several times during the Courier’s visit to Economy Barber Shop on a sunny December day, drivers and passengers in vehicles also wave a silent hello. And with each greeting, Avanitis happily stops mid-cut to wave back. “This is why I come to work every day,” says Avanitis.

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“I love the people. It’s what keeps me getting up every morning.” Economy Barber Shop is an institution in a neighbourhood in the midst of rapid change. In fact, most of the 5600 block of West Boulevard where the shop is located will soon be demolished, forever changing the face of the Village of Kerrisdale. Even the adjacent British-style Cheshire Cheese Inn pub, which also opened in 1979, is closed and the nowvacant space will soon be absorbed into the major development planned for the area. Avanitis seems resigned to the rapid growth of Kerrisdale. “A lot of people were sad to see Cheshire Cheese close, but there is nothing you can do about it,” says Avanitis. “I know it’s going to be noisy during the construction, but what can I do?” Continued on next page

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Barber proud to be part of Kerrisdale’s fabric

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Old time cash registers and a photo of his dad are among the many items that adorn Dino Avanitis’s work area.

Continued from previous page But it’s obvious Avanitis has feelings of nostalgia for the way this village once looked and its dwindling number of longtime residents. On this day the wealthy dowagers and retirees Kerrisdale was once famous for are few and far between. Instead, the sidewalks are lined with welldressed men and women of Asian descent, testament to the changing demographics of the neighbourhood. But Avanitis simply sees the changing face of Kerrisdale as an opportunity to draw more customers and meet new friends. “I still have three and four generations of customers coming in, but I also have new customers,” says Avanitis. “A lot of people sold their houses at high prices and moved away or have gone into apartments. Today, there are more young people and lots of coffee shops and sushi places and a lot of beauty shops. Some new customers come in here and can’t even speak English, but I love it. It makes me feel good they want to come here.” While Avanitis chats, his canary, nicknamed “Jimmy the Greek,” sings happily in its cage perched in the front window where the Canadian, Greek and Olympic flags have a place of pride inside the shop. Meanwhile, customers, mostly older men, wander in for a haircut. As one elderly man leaves the shop he stops to admonish this reporter. After overhearing part of the conversation between Avanitis and the Courier, the man offers this advice. “Don’t you know you should never ask a gentleman his age?”

I’ve got a good spot here. I “ see the kids from school [at

Point Grey secondary] and people stop by and wave.

—Dino Avanitis To which Avanitis replies laughing, “Age is only a number. You’re only as old as you feel.” (But Avanitis asked that his age not be included in this story.) On this day the shop is decorated for Christmas, but its walls are also lined with photographs of Greece, B.C. and numerous clients, including the 2010 Canadian Olympic men’s gold medal curling team. Despite its changing landscape, Avanitis is still very proud to be part of the fabric of Kerrisdale. “I’ve got a good spot here. I see the kids from school [at Point Grey secondary] and people stop by and wave. See those trees over there?” asks Avanitis, pointing across the street to three fir trees. “I planted those trees 10 years ago and every year I put lights on one of them for Christmas. I still care about this neighbourhood and I want it to look good.” sthomas@vancourier.com twitter.com/sthomas10

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Property for sale: 106-2146 West 43rd Ave., $249,000 Specs: One-bedroom corner unit, 700 sq. ft. When it comes to real estate in Kerrisdale, the average Vancouverite probably imagines tree-lined streets with large single-family homes, most if not all out of reach for the average family or single person. But surprisingly there are a number of co-op buildings dotting the tony neighbourhood, including this unit in Maddock Manor, located steps from the Kerrisdale Community Centre, ice rink, parks, shops and restaurants. Located in a three-storey building, the unit boasts hardwood floors, a “four-piece bathroom,” fireplace, spacious living room, huge bedroom and “functional” kitchen with updated appliances and plenty of cupboard space. The laundry is shared, but it’s free. Built in 1956, this corner unit is on the market for $249,000 with maintenance fees of $211. The property tax for the building is an estimated $20,724 a year. Keep in mind you need a minimum 30 per cent down to purchase a co-op. MLS® V979926

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The number of parks in Kerrisdale.

The number of blocks included within the Kerrisdale Village Business Improvement Association. The percentage of Kerrisdale Village residents who hold a university degree.

The number of cents a copy of the Kerrisdale Courier cost in the 1960s.

The number of bells used by the Brock House/Kerrisdlae Handbell Ringers.

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Then and now...

KERRISDALE Then (top): Strathcona Garage at 5503 West Boulevard, July 24, 1945. photo courtesy VPL Accession Number: 15965 (Photographer/ Studio: Leonard Frank Studio) Now (below): A threestorey professional building now occupies the space at 5503 West Blvd.

photo Dan Toulgoet

Then (top): Fageol truck, Standard Builder’s Supply Co. Ltd., Kerrisdale, 1929 at 6080 E. Boulevard photo courtesy VPL Accession Number: 9020 (Photographer/Studio: Thomson, Stuart) Now (left): Apartment building at 6080 East Boulevard.

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The SMASH Gallery of Modern Art’s (580 Clark Dr.) new exhibition AMERICAN LANDSCAPES features the hyper realistic oil paintings of Seattle artist KELLIE TALBOT whose work revolves around “the landscape of American artifacts and craftsmanship, pulling inspirations from signs, architecture, cemeteries and other emblems of society.” It runs until March 2, with an opening reception Feb. 1, 8 p.m. More info at smashmodernart.com or by calling 604-251-3262. In case you haven’t written it down in your Diary of Vancouver Disappointments, the final movie to screen at the RIDGE THEATRE before it turns off its projector after 63 years to make way for another, sigh, condo development, will fittingly be Woody Allen’s MIDNIGHT IN PARIS, about a nostalgic screenwriter who romanticizes the past. But before the bittersweet screening on Feb. 3, 9:10 p.m., the RIDGE is going out in style with a cavalcade of cinema gems from Searching for Sugar Man to Argo to Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax to The Rocky Horror Picture Show — all for a mere five bucks each. For show times, go to festivalcinemas.ca. For those not in the know, DAVID CARR is the vaguely elfin New York Times columnist who pretty much steals the show in the 2011 documentary Page One: Inside the New York Times. He’s also the author of the harrowing 2008 memoir The Night of the Gun, which details Carr’s escape from the depths of addiction. The veteran journalist is at Capilano University Feb. 3, 7:30 p.m. as part of the PuSh Festival for a lecture titled TRUTH AND LIES IN LIFE IN ART. The Tyee’s David Beers moderates. This should be a good one. More info at capilanou.ca and pushfestival.ca. Accordion player GEOFF BERNER survived growing up on the mean streets of Kerrisdale to become a respected singer-songwriter with a penchant for getting to the heart of the matter with a sly grin and wry lyric or two, backed by that sexy Klezmer beat. Hear him on the squeezebox Feb. 5, 7:30 p.m. at the Roundhouse as part of the BLUEBIRD NORTH singer-songwriter concert series. He’ll be joined by Angela Harris, David Roy Parsons and Ben Rogers. For more info, call 604-224-6201.


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Ask and you shall receive. Or in the case of K&K, gripe and you shall not receive. On Wednesday, we used this precious space to complain, make that kvetch, about a dump of Yellow Pages on our doorstep last week, despite the fact last year’s stack was still propping open the screen door on our front stairs. Well, it would appear that we misidentified the egregious phonebooks as coming from Telus. But thanks to a friendly message on Twitter we were informed by Yellow Pages Canada that the books are not delivered by Telus and we could opt out of deliveries simply by logging onto delivery. ypg.com. Sweet relief. Mind you, it still doesn’t explain why we received half a dozen Yellow Pages when we live in a three-suite house and last year’s stack is still in plain view, but it’s a start. So thank you, Yellow Pages. Our faith in faceless bureaucracy and delivery systems has been somewhat redeemed.

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Chalk another item up to our list of things we did not know — in addition to the late period music of the Spin Doctors, the taste of marmite and the ability to receive love. Apparently, 2013 has been declared by the United Nations as The International Year of the Quinoa (or IYQ for those of you who

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errisdale might be the last place one thinks of a crucible of counterculture in the city, but the record of Vancouver cultural history perhaps tells a different story. In the early 1980s, the quaint confines of Kerrisdale found itself as ground zero of some of the most fondly remembered alternative music concerts in the city’s history. When local concert promoters found venues such as the Orpheum and the Queen Elizabeth Theatre unwelcoming of the “new music” rock concerts they wanted to book, they found an unlikely home at the East Boulevard skating rink — the Kerrisdale Arena. On April 13, 1980, some 2,500 people descended on Kerrisdale dressed in boiler suits and flowerpot hats to attend a concert by American new wave band Devo. On Aug. 29, 1981, residents close to the arena might have walked out to their verandas to smell an unfamiliar scent wafting through their flower gardens when Jamaican reggae stars Peter Tosh and Jimmy Cliff performed there. The Jam played their last ever North American gig at the arena on June 5, 1982, and the concert series reached a height later that month on June 26 when a legion of mohawked punks stormed 41st Avenue for The Clash, who performed to an audience of 4,000 people. Of course, the arena had already cemented its place in Vancouver music history for being the site of the city’s first ever rock concert on June 27, 1956 by Bill Haley and The Comets. In the 1960s, Kerrisdale Arena also staged concerts by

On June 26, 1982, The Clash performed to 4,000 people at Kerrisdale Arena. The Yardbirds and Frank Zappa. It was only a May 1982 performance by the notoriously loud heavy metal band Motörhead that marked the beginning of the end for the arena concerts when the city and police were deluged with noise and public disorder complaints by some of the more conservative residents. Unlike Brooklyn or Hollywood, Kerrisdale is not the place one would expect namechecked in song. But one exception might be by Vancouver singer/songwriter and accordion slinger Geoff Berner, who grew up within

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earshot of those concerts as a child to become a musician himself. In “Fortress Kerrisdale,” a song written with his 1990s alt-rock band Terror of Tiny Town, Kerrisdale is regarded as an protected and isolated enclave in the lyrics “I never knelt down to give thanks, among the chocolate stores and banks” and “Was I spoiled or was I spared, in Fortress Kerrisdale.” “It’s never felt like a suburb because you could get downtown so quickly,” recalls Berner today. “But it was an odd place to grow up because it felt so totally protected, though there was lots of

stuff bubbling beneath the surface. The big front yard hedges hid some of the quirks and weirdness of what people were up to.” Indeed, it wasn’t just at the nearby arena that some major Vancouver cultural events are remembered, but in the homes of Kerrisdale themselves. In 1963, visiting poet Allen Ginsberg, while conducting a summer poetry lecture at the University of British Columbia, was a regular visitor to the home of Warren and Ellen Tallman at their Kerrisdale home at 2527 West 37th Ave. A professor and writer respectively, the Tallmans hosted Ginsberg as well as other visiting poets like Charles Olson, Denise Levertov, Philip Whalen and Robert Duncan at smoke-filled parties, which featured readings and lectures by the writers that went into the night in the summer of ’63. George Bowering, at the time a UBC student who would eventually go on to become Canada’s first poet laureate, also was a guest of the Tallmans. “They had famous poets hanging out there even before 1963, and us young guys from allovertheprovincewenttheretogeteducated.” Bowering would become a longtime Kerrisdale resident in the 1970s in a home just a few houses down the street from the Tallman house. That the Tallman home was a Mecca of influential poetry, attended by guests who would later become prominent in Vancouver literature and counterculture, moved writer Tom Hawthorne to remark in a 2011 story in the Globe and Mail that with its anchor in Kerrisdale, that summer of poetry can be regarded as the “beginning of the 1960s in Vancouver.” Amidst all the chocolate stores and banks, there’s perhaps always been more underneath the surface of Kerrisdale than at first glance.

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hey might not reach the same decibel or debauchery levels as Motörhead’s infamous 1982 concert at Kerrisdale Arena, but the Brock House/Kerrisdale Handbell Ringers are grizzled musical veterans in their own right. Founded in 1980 by an Englishman who played bells during the Second World War, the group is

the only handbell choir in Vancouver, and has become so popular among Kerrisdale seniors that they’ve had to split into two rehearsal groups. Jean Peggie, a bell ringer for 20 years and conductor for the last 10, says ringing bells is not for the faint of heart. It takes coordination (most ringers play four different bells in any give song), an ability to read music and, most importantly, dedication. “Ifpeopledon’tcommitthemselves, if they think they’ll go one week and

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won’t go the next, that’s no good — it’s really an orchestra of bells.” Boasting three-and-a-half octaves of bells, three octaves of chimes, three octaves of mallets and an assortment of percussion instruments, the group performs at seniors homes across the city, plays concerts at the Kerrisdale Community Centre and is gearing up for the upcoming “spring ring” in Kamloops, where bell ringers from across the province meet up to get their bells wrung.

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As for song selection, the group plays everything from classical to religious songs to pop music. Just don’t expect any Lady Gaga, or Motörhead for that matter, in the near future. “We have to take into consideration who we’re playing for,” Peggie says. “As for popular songs, we attempted ‘Moon River’ once, but it’s a little too complicated.” For a video of the Kerrisdale Handbell Ringers, go to vancourier.com. twitter.com/MidlifeMan1

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ing profile with no hint of bitterness. I also sampled Korean Balhyocha Noeul, a darker Oolong tea, which smelled like chocolate with a slightly smoky and mysterious flavour, reminiscent of wood and dried fruits As it was late in the evening, and I am overly sensitive to caffeine, I admired but didn’t taste the freshly ground matcha — a fine powdered green tea often used in Japanese ceremonies. Will I start making tea like this and forgo my beloved tea with milk? To be honest, probably not, although I am considering ditching tea bags for a tea ball. Baby steps, right? As Villalon says, “The only thing everyone agrees on is they know the right way to make tea and no one else does.” willow72@telus.net twitter.com/willow72

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Vancouver’s Vasek Pospisil is among the members of Team Canada taking on Spain in the first round of the 2013 Davis Cup, this weekend at UBC’s Thunderbird Arena. The premier international team event in men’s tennis, the annual competition is spread over four weekends during the year with each elimination round between competing nations held in one of the countries. Pospisil, 22, has a No. 85 career ranking high in singles and No. 115 in doubles. He partnered with Daniel Nestor in the men’s doubles at the 2012 London Olympics, losing in the second round to Serbia, and is currently ranked the country’s No. 2 in singles and No. 3 in doubles. Canada and Spain have only met once before in Davis Cup competition in 1991 when Spain came out on top in a 4-1 victory in Murcia. Games begin at 1 p.m. Feb 1 and 2, and 11 a.m. on Feb. 3. daviscup.com.

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or the first time in the history of her sport, rhythmic gymnast Annabelle Kovacs will dance to music with lyrics. The Vancouver athlete selected a number from the Broadway musical Chicago for her ribbon routine and will reveal the new choreography and music at the Elite Canada Championships in March. The 16-year-old trains five hours a day, five days a week with the Aura Rhythmics and will debut new choreography in her ribbon routine as well as clubs, her favourite apparatus. “It’s a new style I haven’t revealed before,” she said. “It’s out of my comfort zone but at the same time it’ll be enjoyable to watch.” Kovacs continues to dedicate countless hours with her coaches to develop the new routines, an opportunity the junior national team athlete doesn’t take for granted. Instead of merely practising her skills, the takes a more serious approach and says she trains to “perfect” and “prepare.” “Am I driven? Definitely,” she said. In pursuit of her ambitions, Kovacs can structure her life around daily afternoon training sessions and an international competition schedule because she attends an elite public school for highachieving athletes and artists, known as SpArts. Boasting 140 students from around the Lower Mainland, SpArts is a specialized academic program that has operated in Kerrisdale at Magee secondary since it was launched in 1985 by teacher Bill McNulty, now a Richmond councillor. “If I didn’t do SpArts, I don’t know if I would have been able to continue with gymnastics,” she said. “School is also really important for me. I think I would have had to choose between one or the other.” More students apply for the program than are accepted, said Nick Akrap, Magee’s vice principal and SpArts coordinator for the past two years. SpArts, an inventive mash-up between the words sports and arts, is flexible education for Grades 8 to 12. Students arrive at the school in the morning to take their core curriculum classes, such as math, English, science

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Gymnast Annabelle Kovacs, 16, skier Nikola Filipovic, 13, and tennis player Ivana Erdevicki, 16, are all members of SpArts. and social studies. By noon, they are dismissed to pursue their passion. “Students are basically here for academics,” said Akrap, noting the five school counsellors who carefully supervise students’ graduation requirements. “They’re not taking any electives here.” A cellist will get a fine arts credit to satisfy graduation demands. A tennis player will be credited with P.E. SpArts students train a minimum 25 hours each week and must maintain a B average, which Akrap said is very rarely a problem for the kind of focused, determined and disciplined teenagers accepted to the program. “They are very motivated, both in whatever they’re doing inside the school an outside in their own lives,” he said. “SpArts students have a distinct maturity about them, especially the dancers.” Roughly one third of SpArts students study at classic ballet and dance schools such as the Goh Ballet Academy and the Arts Umbrella. The program does not accommodate team sports, but caters to individual athletes like badminton, ping pong and tennis players as well as swimmers and fencers. For the first time for a trial year, two skiers were accepted to SpArts. SpArts students take class alongside mainstream students but miss out on many social aspects of high school

because they forfeit diversity in their courses as well as lunchtime gossip, after-school clubs, or trying out for the Magee Lions. In pursuit of the podium, Kovacs makes sacrifices. “I never got to go to a cooking class or high school gym class,” said the Grade 11 student. “Even ski club — I was never able to go to ski camp or Whistler. There are certain things you miss out on, but you have to look at both sides because I’m gaining something.” For two consecutive years, Kovacs finished second at Canadian championships. Last spring she travelled to France for the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup. A structured life means she must manage her time carefully and complete tasks on schedule. Kovacs lives in the West End and is dropped of at Magee some mornings for a 7 a.m. class, which begins more than an hour before mainstream classes. She busses to the gym near 25th and Oak for training. “The thing with doing sports, it teaches you how to set goals for yourself. I think it makes us more ambitious and it teaches you how to set goals for yourself. Not only, at SpArts, do they help us along with goals and competition, but in our school goals as well.” mstewart@vancourier.com twitter.com/MHStewart

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Obituaries

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It is with sadness that Gordon Boland 78 years old has passed away to a better world. He was born in 1934 at Ft. Frances, Ontario but has resided in Vancouver for the past 50 years making friends along the way. He leaves his partner of 37 years, Bas Van Der Hoek and three brothers. Gordon worked many years as an LPN caring for seniors where his personality and demeanour made those he came in contact with very happy by the way they were treated by him. He will be missed. Special thanks to nurse Elizabeth L. from the VGH COPD team. At his request there will be no ceremony conducted.

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

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ALEXANDER, Sheila N F Mar 28, 1928 - Jan 17, 2013 Sheila was born in Point Grey, Vancouver on March 28, 1928 and passed away peacefully on January 17, 2013. She was predeceased by her parents Henry Murray and Annie (Nan) Alexander, brothers Bob and Harry Alexander, sister-in-law Mary Salva, nephew Murray Alexander, and John Talbot. She will be dearly missed by her family Sharon Talbot, Moira (Rob) Boyd, Colin (Cathy) Alexander, Glenys Morgan, great nephew Matt, great nieces Melissa, Breena and Keely and their families, as well as many dear friends. Sheila lived and worked her whole life in the city she loved. She had worked as a legal secretary for much of her life, followed by work at VGH in the chemistry lab. After retirement she kept active in the community, volunteering with the Lady Vancouver Club and enjoying her weekly swim group. Time spent with her friends and family was very important to Sheila. She loved us all deeply. The family would like to thank the caring staff at St. James Cottage Hospice in Vancouver for their kindness and care. A memorial service will be held at Knox United Church, 5600 Balaclava Street, Vancouver on Saturday February 2nd, at 2:00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of one’s choice.

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Lost & Found

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EMPLOYMENT We are seeking a full-time

DISTRIBUTION REPRESENTATIVE We are looking for a full time distribution clerk to work in our busy newspaper environment. This fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment will suit an enthusiastic self-starter. RESPONSIBILITIES: • Handling email, phone and in-person customer service inquiries • Communication/problem solving with newspaper carriers, agents and public • Dealing with delivery concerns and complaint management • Data entry • Various clerical duties QUALIFICATIONS: • Strong data entry skills • Strong Windows and Microsoft Office skills • Excellent customer service skills • Superior organizational and multi-tasking skills • Quick problem solving skills A valid driver’s license and vehicle are required. This position is located in Richmond.

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THE VANCOUVER COURIER FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2013

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Burial Plots

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

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Dogs

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

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

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Dogs

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

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For Sale Miscellaneous

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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

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Furniture

Dining table, 2 chairs, $200 obo, Single bed, box/matt brand new $300 obo, 778-233-6862

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General Employment

P/T CLEANERS REQUIRED Vancouver locations. Must be mature, fluent in English, detailed and reliable. Competitive wages offered. Fax your resume to Martin at 778-724-4104 or email excelmaintains@gmail.com

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MUST HOLD A VALID CLASS 5 DRIVERS LICENSE

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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.

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Wanted to Buy

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CHILDREN 3050

Preschools/Kindergarten

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No phone calls please. We thank all applicants, however only successful applicants will be contacted.

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

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General Employment

GARAN FARMS LTD. Cutknife, Saskatchewan, Canada – HIRING Full-Time Permanent Careers, (NOC#) Farm Supervisor (8253) Oversee all operations, agronomic advice. Equipment Operators (8431) Operation, Maintenance, upkeep of all farm machinery. Wage Range $18-$25 hour by position and experience. Email resume to: garewerts@sasktel.net 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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Sales

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 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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We are seeking a full-time

MARKETING AND PROMOTIONS COORDINATOR The Vancouver Courier – known for its place in Vancouver history, its award-winning writing, its great party spirit and its awesome location in Kits – Is in the midst of reinventing itself into multi media news and marketing company. We’ve started with a redesign that has given the paper a new lease on life and now we are focusing on the neighborhoods we serve, the emphasis is to deliver something that no one else can and that our clients and readers want. This exciting transition needs some special people that like to be where the action is, so, if you are a high-energy marketing and promotions expert who dreams of constantly bringing Vancouver residents and business people to the edge of their seats, have we got great news for you: The Vancouver Courier is one of North America’s most deeply rooted community news organizations. Every week, we’re out in the community sponsoring the events and activities that make the Vancouver the greatest place in the world to live. We’re looking for someone who thrives on turning out a crowd and working the room to give people an unforgettable experience and leaving them with a lasting positiveimpression at live events, in print, online and using social media. As a successful event promoter and marketer, you understand that a flexible schedule, energy and enthusiasm are needed to build and maintain successful community partnerships and have the vision, passion and time to see opportunities through from conception to event completion. You understand the value of building and maintaining strong relationships with our readers and community partners and the importance of looking for ways to keep Vancouver residents, businesses and organizations excited and engaged. You’ll find a great working environment, a competitive compensation plan and an attractive benefits package. If you think you’ve got what it takes, please send your resume and cover letter in confidence to: Dee Dhaliwal, Publisher E-mail: ddhaliwal@vancourier.com Closing Date: 9 a.m. Monday, February 11, 2013

We are seeking a full-time

ADVERTISING CONSULTANT – SPECIAL PROJECTS The Vancouver Courier – known for its place in Vancouver history, its award-winning writing, its great party spirit and its awesome location in Kits – is in the midst of re-inventing itself into multi media news and marketing company. We’ve started with a redesign that has given the paper a new lease on life and now we are focusing on the neighborhoods we serve, the emphasis is to deliver something that no one else can and that our clients and readers want. This exciting transition needs some special people that like to be where the action is. Utilizing your strong outside sales experience you will be responsible for: • Selling creative display advertising and new innovations (magazines, signboards, print and deliver and digital products) • Developing successful advertising programs and new initiatives • Prospecting and securing new business • Meeting or exceeding client expectations and corporate objectives. This position requires great attention to detail, the ability to multi-task, prioritize work, and the personality to excel in out deadline driven environment. Strong communication skills are essential to your success. The ideal candidate will possess: • previous media sales experience, or recent sales/ marketing diploma • passion for community involvement • proven track record of success • strong written and verbal communication skills • willingness to work as part of a winning sales team • valid BC drivers license and reliable vehicle • self-motivation and desire to WIN! Please email your resume and cover letter to: Dee Dhaliwal, Publisher E-mail: ddhaliwal@vancourier.com no later than Monday, February 11, 2013

Work Wanted

MY SISTER in the Phillipines exp’d & hardworking looking for job to look after kids or seniors. Ready to work 18 mths. Small salary is ok. Lyn 778-995-4259

We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those chosen for an interview will be contacted. If you are not contacted, we will keep your resume on file for future opportunities.

We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those chosen for an interview will be contacted. If you are not contacted, we will keep your resume on file for future opportunities.


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Legal/Public Notices

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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.

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2013 THE VANCOUVER COURIER

REAL ESTATE Real Estate Services

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Condos/ Townhouses

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FOR SALE AUTOMOTIVE Repair Shop

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

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Langley/ Aldergrove

Avail in North Vancouver ★ with DEALERS LICENSE ★ ■ all equipment included ■ Ready to operate ■ Established business

Serious Inquiries only Call OWNER 604-612-5536 for further information. PIZZA FRANCHISE QUICK SALE Due to medical reasons. New equip + lease hold improvements. $93,000 interested parties to meet in person. 604-729-4089

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Condos/ Townhouses

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

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Chilliwack

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

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

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

Richmond

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Surrey

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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

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Coquitlam

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

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New Westminster

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

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

6008-42 CLOVERDALE UPDATED 696sf 1br condo, rents for $650 insuite laundry $99,500 604-341-9257 see uSELLaHOME.com id5500

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

prairie. This week and next, push steadily forward toward an investment, financial, lifestyle, health or intimacy goal – especially Friday/Saturday, when a new link or opportunity could occur. (But reject any idea or opening that occurs between 10 p.m. PST Friday and 6:30 a.m. Saturday.) Sunday’s for romance, pleasure – but stick with the known. Tackle chores Monday/Tuesday. Relationships, negotiations, a meeting with someone who makes something deep stir within you, new horizons arrive Wednesday/ Thursday. Leo July 23-Aug. 22: Relationships come front and center over the next two weeks, Leo – especially this Friday/Saturday. ‘Relationships’ includes emotional and practical or business links, new opportunities, fresh horizons (and possible relocation) – cooperation and opposition. Be diplomatic, but eager to join. Approach others, praise others, seek common ground. Sunday’s for domestic rest – nap, love family, turn on that old music. Romance calls Monday/ Tuesday – singles could meet a future mate prospect. Couples find pleasure. To work, and guard health, midweek. Smile at the world Friday/Saturday! Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Only two weeks left of work and health concerns, Virgo. Might as well plunge into those chores, especially Friday/ Saturday, when a rather significant new task, even new employment, could begin. (Forget resumes: be direct.) Sunday’s restless, not much use. Home chores run into confusion Monday morning (spouse has doubts?) but this p.m. to midday Tuesday offers big steps forward on the home front if you make the effort. Repair, decorate, landscape, prepare kids’ future(s). Romantic and creative urges fill midweek – an incident or alluring person offers a new view of mating. Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22:Ads Games, sports, pleasure, continued call romance, beauty, creativityon andnext self-expression page

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tim Stephens' Astral Reflections Aries March 21 - April 19: Your popularity rides a sweet wave; social delights, entertainment, flirtation and light romance fill your days – especially Friday/ Saturday.This is a great time to join a group. Still, your personal clout is beginning to wane slightly, so avoid being forceful, especially in practical or ‘dominance’ contests. Sunday’s for secrets, intimacy, financial ponderings. Someone’s attracted to you Monday/ Tuesday; far travel, school, law and cultfure go well also – after Monday morn. Be ambitious Wednesday: you’ll succeed if you down-tone rebelliousness, opt for communication, affection. Taurus April 20-May 20: Be ambitious, Taurus, especially Friday/Saturday. (This can affect any area – for instance, if you’re buying a condo, buy ‘up.’) Community status, career, relations with bosses, parents and VIPs, are part of the picture. Higher-ups favour you all February – propose plans, projects. Someone wants to be ‘friends,’ but he/she could lead you to compromising situations – he/she’s nervous, assertive. Be diplomatic Sunday. Large finances, sexual intimacy lure you, and succeed Monday noon (not earlier) into Tuesday. Gentle love, learning, law or travel arise Wednesday/Thursday. Gemini May 21-June 20: A gentle, understanding mood continues. Seize this time, this atmosphere: seek love, attend cultural venues, travel afar, attend/ apply to a school,seek publishing/media opportunities – especially Friday/Saturday. Tackle routine or nonchallenging chores Sunday. Relationships fill Monday/ Tuesday – after Monday morning, these links hold opportunities and success. Tell your mate, ‘I want to do this, because it will benefit you.’ Midweek brings sexual urges, financial astuteness, and revealing detective work. Friendships challenge, but wisdom and love bring you luck – and travel? Cancer June 21-July 22: Secrets and ‘levers of power rise quietly around you, like hillocks on a

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

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

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Abbotsford

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

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

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

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

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you – answering will bring luck, especially this Friday/Saturday. This month could start or further one of the most significant romances of your life. (If you’re married, joy comes from spouse, kids, and adventures – take a family trip.) There is serious love and easy love. Your best ‘mate prospect’ has a load of work lowered onto his/her shoulders: be understanding. Unattached Librans might fall for a co-worker. Spend frugally Sunday. Friends, calls, trips Monday/Tuesday. Home, family Wednesday/ Thursday. Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: The main accent this week and next lies on homes, family, security, property, gardening, nutrition, stomach and soul. (Funny how these last two are linked in many religions and mantic arts.) Friday/Saturday might start a new project or trend in these zones. Get plenty of rest (power naps) and show your family your loving heart. (Unlike January, February spreads a balm of affection through your domicile.) Your energy’s high Sunday: tackle minor problems. Chase money, buy/sell, Monday/Tuesday. Midweek brings errands, friends, paperwork, a nd a potentially great investment (a home?). Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: The two weeks ahead are not important, but they sure are active. You’ll call, write, answer, visit, perform errands, paperwork, and perhaps travel. A new venture could start in any of these Friday/Saturday. Earlier, Sunday’s for rest, quiet activities. Your energy and pizzazz soar Monday/Tuesday – start projects, relationships after Monday morning (a confusing time). Make money or shop Wednesday. This day might end one link, begin another; or, after disagreement, bring a stronger love. A new person might develop into loving friendship ‘with benefits’ – even into marriage. Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Chase money for the next two weeks, Cap, especially this Friday/

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February 3 - 9, 2013 Saturday, when a new money-making project could start. (DON’T start it between 10 p.m. Friday and 6:30 a.m. Saturday – PST.) Your income luck remains good all month; you’ll have enough to purchase a luxury item. You grow more assertive in communications – that’s good, but don’t overdo it. Sunday’s hopeful, friendly. Retreat, rest, contemplate and plan Monday/Tuesday – approach government or other agencies. Your energy and charm return, buoyantly, Wednesday/Thursday – home frustrates, but work/money please! Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Your energy, charm and effectiveness reach a yearly high this week and next, Aquarius, especially this Friday/Saturday. If you haven’t yet begun a significant project, do so now. Sunday’s for career and prestige, but nothing’s solid here. Your hopes and popularity rise Monday/Tuesday – a wish could come true. Get out, plan entertainment, join a group – they’ll ‘love’ you. Retreat to catch a second breath Wednesday/ Thursday: rest, contemplate and plan. (The best plans might be based on what occurred earlier this week.) Friday/Saturday, chase what/who you want: desire’s lucky. Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: Continue to lie low, rest, recuperate, contemplate and plan. Your clout in the world is at a low ebb for the two weeks ahead; but your skill and effect in ‘background’ areas is admirable. Background = spirit, charity, government, warehousing, administration, institutions, meditation, yoga, etc. Jump into these, especially Friday/Saturday, when a ‘new note’ (though a slender one) might fill this arena. Sunday’s idealistic, intellectual, mellow. Be ambitious Monday/Tuesday. Happiness, hopes for the future, perhaps a light romantic notion, arise Wednesday (watch money) and Thursday. timstephens@shaw.ca • Reading: 604-886-4808


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Houses - Sale

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Maple Ridge/ Pitt Mead.

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Surrey

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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

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

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

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

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Houses - Sale

6020-01

Real Estate

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Abbotsford

6020-04

Burnaby

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

6020-24

Chilliwack

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

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

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6020-30

Port Moody

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

6020-52

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

6025

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

GREEN TIMBERS beautifully updated 3100sf 5br 3.5ba, suite 8400sf lot $565K 604-340-1551 see uSELLaHOME.com id5631

6020-34

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

Surrey

132ST, 92AVE 2140sf 5br 2ba w/bsmt suite, huge 7200sf lot, updates, $509K 778-320-7506 see uSELLaHOME.com id5568

6035

Mobile Homes

CHILLIWACK REDUCED must be moved 1130sf 2br 2bath mobile $5,500obo 604-795-7570 see uSELLaHOME.com id5612

Industrial/ Commercial

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

6030 OCEANFRONT 4700SF 5br 3½ bath main fl br, 6286sf lot, suite potenl $1,949,000 604-469-1813 see uSELLaHOME.com id5606

TEXAS U.S.A. BEST BUY Own a 20 acre Foreclosure Ranch worth $595 per acre. Now only $395 per acre, $99.00 per mth. Free Brochure available. Call 1-800-875-6568

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

6040

Okanagan/ Interior

Lots & Acreage

W. LADNER ½ block from the Fraser Riv,1600sf 3br character home, $520,000 604-617-3748 see uSELLaHOME.com id5599

Langley/ Aldergrove

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

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

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

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

6020-36

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Recreation Property

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

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

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

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

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

Tsawwas. 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

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

6020-38

Real Estate Investment

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

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

6052

6065 OWN THE land, 1092sf 2br rancher style mobile home, kids OK, $179,900 604-824-7803 see uSELLaHOME.com id5541

Coquitlam

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

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

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

North Delta

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

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

6020-06

Mission

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

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

6020-14 AT ASSESSED value 2200sf 5 br 2.5ba backing onto greenbelt suite pot $379,900 604-557-2205 seeuSELLaHOME.com id5618

6020-20

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

Lots & Acreage

Vancouver East Side

5 ACRE DEVELOPMENT PROPERTY IN MAPLE RIDGE potential 43 units. $1,250,000. Vendor can finance. 2 houses, $2400/mo. Also 2.5 acres for $775,000. Call 604-760-3792 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

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.

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

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

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

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8030

Carpentry

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8090

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8120

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Heating

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8160

Lawn & Garden

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8200

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Masonry

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6540

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6522

Furnished Accommodation

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8220

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8105

8125

A37

Shared Accommodation

6595-70

Vancouver East Side

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6602

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6615

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

9145

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

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Stucco/Siding/ Exterior

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8309

Tiling

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8315

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9155

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

9125

Domestic

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

1999 SUZUKI Grand Vitara, fully loaded, 4 door, all wheel drive, white, $6300. Call 604-518-3166

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

2006 MAZDA TRIBUTE GT $15,888, 48,926km Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

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

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

1994 VW Golf, 4 dr, auto, sunroof, 110 K, Thule rack, 1 owner, all records $650. 604-733-2340

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

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

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

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

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1995 VOLVO 850 turbo, 155,000 km, leather seats, mag wheels with low profile tires, wife’s car, well maintained $3700. 604-922-5986

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

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

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

Tree Services

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9160

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


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9160

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9160

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9173

Vans

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

2008 INFINITI G37, silver, manual, Stock# BB3091, $23,995 Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

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

9515 2008 INFINITY G37 Coupe Sport, $27,888, 44,620km Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

RV’s/Trailers

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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

COZY, NICELY decorated, fully equip, 79 Ford M/H, low kms & hi way usage, $6,500. 778-737-3890

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Vans

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

RV’s/Trailers

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

Boats

2012 TOYOTA Yaris, blue, manual, Stock# S13096A, $16,995 Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331 NEED CHEAP AUTOBODY ? www.cheapautobody.ca 604-341-7738

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

9522

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

2006 MINI Cooper, Grey, 58k, loaded, $16,988. Downtown.nissan.ca 604-257-8900 2009 Volkswagen GTI Golf. DSG/18" rims/leather/power S/R. New tires. 65,000 kms. Factory warranty. $21,600. (604) 731-9739

9522

RV’s/Trailers

A39

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

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

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

9522

Boats

Aluminum Boat Wanted, 10, 12 or 14 ft, with or without motor or trailer. Will pay $. 604-319-5720

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

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

9515

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

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>> The 2013 smart fortwo: urban mobility redefined. Even with its 2.69m frame the 2013 smart fortwo is surprisingly roomy, offering you all the space you need to enjoy the city limits. The smart fortwo offers outstanding parking with its nimble size, allowing effortless access to any spot. A tridion safety cell completes a tough, but agile frame made for urban driving. Visit your local smart Centre to test drive a 2013 smart fortwo today.

$

99 per month2

0.9% $16,460 Lease APR2

2013 smart pure total price1

Lease for 24 months2

Fees and taxes are extra.

$2,512 due at delivery 2

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© 2013 smart Canada, a Division of Mercedes-Benz Canada Inc. Vehicle shown is the smart fortwo passion with optional equipment at an extra cost. 1Total price is based on a smart fortwo Pure, National MSRP of $14,400. Total price and down payment include charges of $2,060.48, consisting of freight/PDI of $1,395, dealer admin fee of $495, air-conditioning levy of $100, PPSA up to $50.48 and a $20.00 fee covering EHF tires, filters and batteries (taxes are extra). 2Lease offer based on a new 2013 smart Pure available only through Mercedes-Benz Financial Services on approved credit, for a limited time. Lease example (stock # R1301582) is based on a 24-month term and a lease APR of 0.9%. Monthly payment is $99 (excluding taxes) with 12,000 km/year allowance ($0.25/km for excess kilometers applies). Due on delivery is down payment, plus first month payment (plus taxes), and security deposit, for a total of $2,512. Cost of borrowing is $162.52 for a total obligation of $4,912. Vehicle license, insurance, and registration are extra. Dealer may lease or finance for less. Offers may change without notice and cannot be combined with any other offers. See your authorized Mercedes-Benz Vancouver dealer for details or call the Mercedes-Benz Vancouver Customer Care Centre at 604-331-2369. Offer ends February 28, 2013.


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THE VANCOUVER COURIER FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2013

WEEKLY SPECIALS 100% BC Owned and Operated Prices Effective January 31 to February 6, 2013.

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

Grocery Department Bonne Maman Jam assorted varieties

3.99

Meat Department Green & Black's Organic Fair Trade Chocolate Bars

previously frozen, value pack

assorted varieties

250ml

100g • product of E.U.

Sun Rype Juice

Blue Diamond Nut Thins

2/6.00

3/6.99

product of USA

assorted varieties

assorted varieties

3/6.99

3/6.99

Dairyland Organic Milk

assorted varieties

2/9.00

3/5.49

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946ml • product of USA

PRICING

assorted varieties

Bakery Department

3/6.99

2/5.00

Organic Light Sour Rye Bread

155-198g • product of USA

796ml • product of Canada

Amy's Kitchen Organic Frozen Pizza's assorted varieties

from 6.49

3.79

Life Choices Frozen Chicken or Fish Burgers, Nuggets or Strips assorted varieties

6.99

340-425g • product of USA

Stash Premium Organic Tea

Island Farms Ice Cream

assorted varieties

assorted varieties

3/6.99

4.99

Kokuho Rose Rice

WOW!

assorted varieties

3.99

PRICING

907g – 1 kg • product of USA

reg 8.99

5.99

bags or bins

20% off regular retail price

Health Care Department Genesis Today Goji 100

34.99

946ml

560g

assorted varieties

27.99

.50

Get extra lean, extra fast with lean+ extra strength. This enhanced formula is what every sluggish metabolism needs!

off regular retail price

Rice Bakery

Cascades Bathroom Tissue

Oriental Rice Crackers

Genuine Health lean+ extra strength

500-600g

1.65L • product of Canada

Bulk Department

Goji100 is 100% pure, wild-harvested, organic and Kosher. The 4,000-year-old recipe also ensures it’s free of gluten, soy, corn and sugar!

Valentine’s Day Cookies or Cupcakes

product of Canada

18 count • product of USA

2.49/ 100g

Barbara’s Bakery Cheez Puffs

assorted varieties

2.98lb/ 6.57kg

reg 2.49

reg 3.99

Eden Canned Organic Tomatoes

Chilean Grown

1.99/100g

Brie L’Extra Double Cream Brie Cheese

4/5.00

Red Flame Seedless Grapes

hot or honey garlic

Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Beverages

skim, 1, 2 or 3.25%

WOW!

PRICING

Choices’ Own Specialty Chicken Wings

220g • product of USA

2L • product of Canada

Organic Fair Trade Peruvian Grown Kent Mangos

Deli Department

Kettle Brand Potato Chips

1.98lb/ 4.37kg

product of Canada

5.99lb/ 13.21kg

120g

product of USA

650g • product of Canada

WOW!

PRICING

value pack

assorted varieties

Olympic Yogurt

B.C. Grown

Extra Lean Ground Turkey

assorted varieties

1.36L • +deposit +eco fee

Organic Ambrosia Apples

8.99lb/ 19.82kg

2/5.00

product of France

Produce Department

Sockeye Salmon Fillets

Udo’s QH Plus

29.99

Valentine’s Day Rice Cookies

assorted varieties

1.00 off regular

9 or 12 pack

retail price

product of Canada

60 capsules

60 softgels

Udo’s QH™ Plus combines ubiquinol with Udo’s Oil™ 3-6-9 Blend, which helps optimize the body’s absorption of ubiquinol, the active antioxidant form of Coenzyme Q10.

WOW!

Happy Anniversary West 57th!

PRICING

Stop by Saturday, February 2 from 11:00am to 3:00pm at 1888 W. 57th Ave, Vancouver to celebrate our 13th Anniversary. We will be hosting a donation barbecue and serving cake and coffee. Take advantage of our many in-store specials. See you there!

Look for our

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

www.choicesmarkets.com Kitsilano

Cambie

Kerrisdale

Yaletown

Rice Bakery

South Surrey

2627 W. 16th Ave. Vancouver 604.736.0009

3493 Cambie St. Vancouver 604.875.0099

1888 W. 57th Ave. Vancouver 604.263.4600

1202 Richards St. Vancouver 604.633.2392

2595 W. 16th Ave. Vancouver 604.736.0301

3248 King George Blvd. South Surrey 604.541.3902

Choices at the Crest

8683 10th Ave. Burnaby 604.522.0936

Kelowna

Floral Shop

1937 Harvey Ave. Kelowna 250.862.4864

2615 W. 16th Vancouver 603-736-7522


Vancouver Courier February 1 2013