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he chief medical health officer for Vancouver Coastal Health says she supports opening a designated space in the city for people to legally smoke crack cocaine. But Dr. Patricia Daly said she would only support such a facility if it were opened solely for the purposes of a scientific study to examine its effect on crack smokers. “We’re not saying let’s open it now,” Daly told the Courier. “We’re saying if you’re going to do it, you need to do it in the context of a research study.” That approach, she said, was taken with the Insite supervised drug injection site on East Hastings, which opened in September 2003 as a three-year scientific experiment. Several studies done by various researchers showed Insite reduced needle sharing and the spread of infectious diseases and hooked up users with treatment and housing. Vancouver Coastal Health operates Insite in conjunction with the PHS Community Services Society. Both operators have said no one has died of an overdose at Insite, despite an average of 600 injections per day. The 12-booth injection facility, the only legal injection site in North America, has remained open past the expiration date of the study because of numerous successful court challenges by advocates of Insite. The facility was originally designed with a space for an inhalation room for crack cocaine smokers. The PHS, the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users and Larry Campbell, when he was mayor from 2002 to 2005, lobbied to have a crack smoking room in Insite. Despite Daly’s interest in such a facility,

she said the health agency has not applied to the federal government to get the necessary exemption to conduct a study. Nor has the agency advertised for a research group to conduct a study. The health authority is reviewing an evaluation of a program it launched in December 2011 where 150,000 crack cocaine smoking kits were distributed largely in the Downtown Eastside. So far, Daly said, the draft report shows evidence of less sharing of crack smoking supplies and a reduction in burns and cuts. Dr. Thomas Kerr, the director of the urban health research initiative at the B.C. for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, commended the health agency for the program. But, Kerr said, there’s more work to do in a city that has seen a substantial increase in the number of people smoking crack cocaine. “Anyone who has spent any serious amount of time in the Downtown Eastside notices a significant difference in the use of drugs in public spaces,” he said, referring to the number of drug users who use Insite. “So while there used to be people injecting all up and down the alleys and in the streets, you don’t see that really anymore to the same extent at all. But what you do see is a lot of people smoking crack.” Kerr said the B.C. Centre would be interested in conducting a scientific study on users of a legal crack smoking room but the research group needs to first have Vancouver Coastal Health get an exemption and provide the space. “We would certainly do that but it’s not our position to initiate the program,” he said. “That’s, in a way, the role of the health authority and it’s something we’d have to do in partnership with them.” mhowell@vancourier.com twitter.com/Howellings

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iss and Mr. World Canada will be there. So will environmentalist David Suzuki, the consul generals for China, the U.S. and South Korea, Premier Christy Clark, Lt.-Gov. Judith Guichon, Mayor Gregor Robertson and Coquitlam mayor Richard Stewart. They’ll all be at the 40th Chinese New Year Parade in Vancouver, Sunday, Feb. 17, that coorganizer Jun Ing, vice president of the Chinese Benevolent Association of Vancouver, says will be more multicultural than ever. “This is an event that all Vancouverites and people within the Lower Mainland are coming to and celebrating and that’s why we want to make it a little more relevant to the people who are coming,” he said. Organizers have been working for more than 10 years to boost the inclusiveness of the parade. “That’s our Canadian value,” Ing said. Depending on the weather, the parade is expected to draw more than 50,000 spectators to see more than 3,000 participants from various community and cultural groups march and dance through the streets of Chinatown to celebrate the year of the snake, which begins Sunday, Feb. 10. Ing added visitors will see eatART’s 50-foot-long electromechanical Titanoboa snake at the event.

IngsaysChinatown’sNewYear’sparadeisone of the three largest non-commercial parades in Vancouver, with the Pride parade and Vaisakhi as the two others. He notes it’s not only people of Chinese heritage who celebrate the lunar New Year, but also people from other Asian countries. He’s pleased that a Japanese cultural group will don kimonos and join the parade for the first time. “We actually found them at the Canada Day Parade,” Ing said. “Our organizers have done a lot of work recruiting.” The parade starts at 11 a.m. and is expected to last two-and-a-half hours. Afterward, lion dancers will visit Chinatown shops to bop and eat the lettuce that hangs above their entrances — Ing says lettuce is a homonym for money — to promote luck and prosperity. The plaza of the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden at 50 East Pender St. will be animated for the Vancouver Chinatown Spring Festival Cultural Fair on both Saturday and Sunday. The city provided money for the inaugural cultural fair in 2010 when the Olympics curtailed the Chinese New Year Parade. The fair was such a success it has expanded, with multicultural performances, martial arts demonstrations and a special lion dance grand finale. The cultural fair runs from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday. crossi@vancourier.com Twitter.com/Cheryl_Rossi

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he city’s homeless advocate is anticipating next month’s City of Vancouver-led homeless count will see a decrease in the number of people sleeping on the streets. Judy Graves said she has noticed fewer or no homeless people in Kitsilano and areas of South Vancouver, the West End, Yaletown and Stanley Park, where historically a homeless population was evident. “My best bet is that

we’ll be down a little,” Graves told the Courier. “I don’t think we’ll be way down but there are whole areas of Vancouver that used to have people sleeping out that don’t now.” Graves attributed the drop in homeless people to new social housing, continuous funding for shelters and aggressive outreach work by a variety of groups. In March 2012, the city’s count recorded 1,602 homeless people, with 1,296 in some form of shelter and 306 on the street. Since that count, new social housing buildings on city

property opened at Seventh and Fir, 188 East First Ave. and at 16th and Dunbar. The combined total of units is 242. The 24-unit Skwachays Healing Lodge in the Downtown Eastside also opened in June 2012. On Tuesday, Housing Minister Rich Coleman announced two housing projects designed to get more people off the street. The B.C. government has leased the former Howard Johnson hotel at 395 Kingsway — more commonly known as the Biltmore — to provide 100 interim housing

spaces for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. In addition, Coleman said a new 10-storey, 147-apartment building at 220 Princess Ave. will be built to provide housing for single women and women with children. The property on Princess, which is worth $4 million and owned by the city, used to be home to the Drake hotel. It is one of the 14 sites owned by the city and being built with money from the B.C. govern-

ment. So far, seven buildings have opened. While the B.C. government is providing the bulk of the financing for the 14 sites, the Streetohome Foundation, which raises money through companies and citizens, has committed to help fund at least eight of the buildings. Streetohome will contribute $2.9 million to the new building on Princess, which will be named in memory of the late Lorna Budzey. Budzey was a former ten-

ant of RainCity Housing, the nonprofit housing operator that will manage the building. It is scheduled to open in spring 2014. “I look forward to seeing everybody when the keys are in the door,” said Leslie Remund, acting executive director of RainCity Housing, at Tuesday’s press conference held in the Japanese Hall on Alexander Street. mhowell@vancourier.com twitter.com/Howellings

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here is at least one penny a growing number of people in Vancouver would be happy to see taken out of circulation. That would be Penny Ballem, Vancouver’s city manager. Vancouver Vision operatives insist it’s nothing but NPA political blarney to believe that the whole mismanaged assault by the Vancouver park board on the city’s community centre volunteer boards of directors is being driven by Ballem. Her Vision Vancouver political masters may eventually pay the price for this appalling behaviour. But community centre board members from across the city note it was Ballem who kept turning up like the proverbial bad penny when she joined her direct report, park board general manager Malcolm Bromley, in a series of meetings a few months back. Community centre presidents and their boards were told the park board would, in a new Joint Operating Agreement, be taking control of all community centre revenues. And that was “non-negotiable.” More recently, on Tuesday evening while Green Party Coun. Adriane Carr was sitting in a public hearing at city hall regarding a contentious West End development, her cell phone rang. It was Ballem. Carr would get back to her at the next beak. It turns out that on Monday, Carr, following city council procedure, filed a notice of motion to ask staff essentially this: given the park board’s intention to take over the revenues of community centres which would most likely dampen future fundraising efforts by community center volunteer boards, what was the city’s estimation of the funding shortfall this would create for the park board? And, given that the park board is a department of the city from whence it receives its budget, what contingency plan does the city have to make up for that funding shortfall? A reasonable request based on a reasonable assumption, no? But it’s also reasonable to assume we will never find out. Because according to Carr what Ballem phoned to say was this: Carr’s notice of motion would never see the light of day. Carr says she was told that her motion asking for information could jeopardize the “negotiations” now going on between the park board and the community centres. When I emailed Ballem and asked about her extraordinary move to muzzle an elected representative, her communications machinery spit out an elaborate “no comment.” Incidentally, the public hearing Carr was sitting through Tuesday night under city hall rules ended at 11 p.m.. It would continue at a later date to hear the rest of the 50 or so speakers. (The rule says hearings must end at 10 p.m. but can, with a unanimous vote of council, be extended by one hour.) Nothing so civilized was contemplated across town the night before. That’s when 74 people lined up to speak in a packed room at the West End Community Centre. This was at an “emergency meeting” called for by what is an increasingly inept and disrespectful park board to hear from the public on the board’s plan to have their way with community centre funds. For decades, these funds had been left in the hands of volunteer boards to be used for everything from renovations to the creation of new facilities. That was ending. The approximately 30 pages of material for the meeting was not available until 11 that morning, which meant that most board members who work for a living didn’t see it until an hour or so before the meeting started. As you may already know, the meeting started at 6:30 p.m. and clattered on for nine hours, which made it 3:30 in the morning with members of the dwindling audience repeatedly asking for an adjournment only to be rebuffed. It finally reached a sorry state of frustration because of the lateness of the hour and the vast majority of the speakers opposing what the park board was up to, frequently pointing out significant errors in the material being presented. I was long gone by the time the Vision majority blithely passed the motions to support what they had intended to do all along and cops had to be called in to restrain those who were left. This passes for what Vision Vancouver calls citizen engagement. agarr@vancourier.com

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t hasn’t been a great year for Oscar selections. There are three unimpressive films positioned to win big later this month at the 85th Academy Awards, leading with Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln. The other two are historical pieces as well. Ben Affleck’s spy thriller Argo portrays Iranians as mobs of furious ciphers in the retelling of the 1979 U.S. embassy hostage taking in Tehran. Kathyrn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty begins with a solid 15 minutes of CIA waterboarding and other forms of detainee torture as it builds the story of Osama bin Laden’s assassination by Seal Team Six in 2011. European philosopher Slavoj Žižek has noted that Bigelow and her team had access to information so highly classified it was denied to the 9/11 Terrorism Commission. Why did the authorities greenlight access to scriptwriters? And why now for Hollywood to tell such tales? “There is only one answer: to normalize it [torture], to lower our ethical standards,” concluded Žižek in The Guardian. Writer Naomi Wolfe has compared Zero Dark Thirty director Bigelow to German filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl, maker of the infamous 1935 Nazi propaganda film Triumph of the Will. Whether the comparison is warranted or not, Hollywood action films have obviously grown more militaristic and Manichean over time, creating a bonanza for holster-sniffing scriptwriters and “terrorism studies” consultants. Producers wanting access to military bling for big-budget war films must first submit scripts to the Pentagon for approval. If the film accords with the values of the military industrial complex, doors are opened and Apache helicopters fly through. A decade into “a war that may never end, at least in our lifetime,” in the words of former vice president Dick Cheney, filmmakers have reprocessed institutional paranoia, pre-emptive force, and American exceptionalism into Oscar-friendly shoot-’em-ups. I like action films as much as the next guy, but I often walk out of movie theatres feeling that my chain has been yanked, my eardrums hammered and my pocket picked. Zero Dark Thirty felt like a police procedural with a hollow moral core, at least to me. The dispiriting propaganda issuing from the silver screen brings to mind Umberto Eco’s notion of “Ur-Fascism” or “eternal fascism.” Ur-Fascism also grows up and seeks consensus by exploiting and exacerbating the natural fear of difference, the Italian novelist observed. “The first appeal of a fascist or prematurely fascist movement is an appeal against the intruders. Thus Ur-Fascism is racist by definition,” Eco wrote in the New York Review of Books in 1995. This persistent historical cycle derives from individual or social frustration, the author added. “That is why one of the most typical features of the historical fascism was the appeal to a frustrated middle class, a class suffering from an economic crisis or feelings of political humiliation, and frightened by the pressure of lower social groups.” Another signature of Ur-Fascism is Orwellian-like Newspeak, the habit of euphemizing the unconscionable. What else is “enhanced interrogation techniques” but Newspeak for torture? Everybody is educated to be a hero in such a climate, said Eco, with life lived “as permanent warfare.” Last week the number one box office film in the U.S. was Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, a fractured fairy tale in which brother and sister massacre hordes of women by gun, sword and crossbow. It’s worth noting that the witch-hunt meme originated with the Catholic church’s murder of millions of women across medieval Europe for practicing pre-Christian rituals and healing methods. Often, bogus Vatican “intelligence” and local snitching resulted in accusations of witchcraft. Sounds familiar. (Incredibly, one commentator online concluded that Gretel’s rescue by her brother in the film does not make her an ideal feminist role model for an independent, strong woman!) There is a serpentine path from the video game console to the gun range to the recruiting station or the Cineplex. Colorado’s most recent mass shooter didn’t fire off rounds at a Judd Apatow comedy or Disney animation. With his hair dyed orange like the Joker, he appeared at the premiere of Batman: The Dark Night Rises. At best, Hollywood’s slick, violent entertainment distracts adults from an unpleasant reality; at worst it programs children for more of the same. Golden, gleaming Oscar, standing erect with a drawn sword, has never before seemed a more appropriate prize for Hollywood’s reigning dream merchants and fairy tale restorers. www.geoffolson.com

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To the editor: Re: “Vision pokes hornet’s nest at community centres,” Feb. 1. I am not a member of any Vancouver community centre, but as a life-long resident of Vancouver and part of the growing “senior” population, I am very concerned at the current effort of the park commissioners and city council, to remove the “community” from the day operations of our community centres. By definition, a community is “a number of people having common ties or interest and living in the same locality.” (ThorndikeBarnhart Comprehensive Desk Dictionary.) Clearly, the proposed position by park commissioners, and city council, on the overall local association management of these centres would remove the term “community.” I trust that those involved in the decision making will retain the concept of community and permit the individuals involved to continue their efforts in a true Community Centre.

Gordon Jones, Vancouver ••• To the editor:

Note Vision’s subtle smear campaign — the associations are spending “public funds” on advertising! It is for shame. As long as the proposed ads are in the interest of the association(s), as spelled out in the Societies Act, the associations have the right to make their case with an ad campaign. This is called “free speech.” The ads will address Vision’s naked cash grab. The tone they are taking suggests money spent on ads is public money and should be spent on other things.

Not their call. To suggest, in public, that there is impropriety speaks volumes as to Vision’s integrity, not that of these volunteer associations. Full disclosure: I am a director at large of the Champlain Heights Community Centre Association, but this is my personal opinion — not that of the CHCCA.

Tim Williamson, Vancouver

PARK BOARD ALREADY KNEW MEETING OUTCOME To the editor: Re: “Police called to marathon meeting, Feb. 6. Based on the actions of the elected commissioners at a hastily called “special” park board meeting on Monday evening, it’s clear that the decision was made before the doors even opened. Despite the lack of notice and a last-minute change of venue, more than 300 people showed up. Seventy-three signed up to speak to the board and voice opinions about a proposal that, if not handled properly, could have a profoundly negative impact on community centres across the city. Some used their five minutes to voice frustrations, while a couple agreed with the report and proposal presented by park board general manager Malcolm Bromley — a proposal that was only released publicly a few short hours before the meeting began. However, the vast majority of the public called into question several key pieces of data referenced in Mr. Bromley’s report. At one point, he was finally forced to confess that his staff did not verify several pieces of information and there were bound to be some inaccuracies. It’s important

to understand that these data formed the basis of and rationale for the sole motion allowed on the table that evening by park board chair Sarah Blyth. What was particularly shocking as an observer was watching the reactions of many of the elected commissioners as their electorate spoke at the podium. Constructive criticism was met with stone faces, commissioners whispered to one another while thoughtful comments were made, and informed citizens such as former commissioner Bill McCreery were cut off abruptly. During a short recess called in the fourth hour of the meeting, several councilors huddled and rolled their eyes with senior members of the Vision Vancouver party, including Stepan Vdovine. The crowd had enough by midnight and pleaded for the chair to adjourn the meeting so that “clearer heads could prevail,” but the answer was no. Finally, at 3 a.m., the last person spoke. The motion was voted through – as it was always going to be. The crowd erupted with clear displeasure; heralding in what is sure to be a long and bitter battle for control of the community’s money. Trevor Boudreau, Vancouver

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Re: “More hopeful headlines from an imaginary future,” Feb. 1. My family always enjoys Geoff Olson’s columns and cartoons. Today’s column is an especially enjoyable tickle to the funny-andwitty bone. Olson is a real treasure. Keep up the good work.

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NPA wants meeting time limit Continued from page 1 NPA commissioner Melissa De Genova is bringing forward a motion to the Feb. 25 park board meeting to put a time limit on evening meetings. At a marathon park board meeting at the West End Community Centre Feb. 4, the Vision Vancouver majority voted in favour of continuing until early Tuesday morning. “I was appalled that Vision Vancouver kept people at the meeting until 3:30 [a.m.] with no option of getting home,” said De Genova. “They had no consideration for these people’s safety or the democratic process.” De Genova described the nine-hour meeting as “legislation by exhaustion” and “disrespectful.” “I’ve had many phone calls and

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CHINATOWN A 40-foot long “living” snake has taken over the Jade Water Pavilion at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, located at 578 Carrall St. The snake is alive — as in made up of organic materials including willow branches, which if all goes well will eventually sprout and take on an entirely different look by spring. Artist Alastair Heseltine created the ecoarts outdoor sculpture in celebration of the Year of the Snake on the lunar calendar. The snake will remain on display until April or May, depending on its condition. The project was commissioned by the Eco-Arts program of the Community Arts Council Vancouver. Also taking place at the garden in celebration of Lunar New Year is the Year of the Snake Temple Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 17. The garden’s special “Hot and Noisy” (re nao) public event is based on Spring Festival temple fairs where people entertain, trade, greet, celebrate and pray for a prosperous new year. The Chinese word “re nao” is often used to describe the hustle and bustle of crowds on the street. The Chinese Lunar New Year is a time when families and individuals from across the globe come together to wish each other fortune, prosperity and good health. Some of the highlights of this day-long celebration include traditional Chinese games such bean bag toss, wei-qi, mahjong, chopstick challenges, lantern riddles, yo-yos, shuttlecock and lucky coin toss. Of the dozens of other activities happening during the day, watch for dumpling and noodle making demonstration and incense and wish making, arts and crafts for kids, live music and lucky red envelopes handed out by “grandparents.” Entrance is by a suggested donation of $5.

By spring time, this 40-foot “living” snake at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen gardens will look very different.

MARPOLE Marpole Neighbourhood House is wishing everyone Kung Hei Fat Choy with a free family event Feb. 9 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Join in the dumpling making and you might get lucky and find a magical coin. Special red envelopes will be given to children, and Chinese dance lessons will be provided. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 1305 East 70th Ave. (at Hudson).

RENFREW The Renfrew Park Community Centre is also getting in on the act with a free Lunar New Year party organized to coincide with B.C.’s first annual Family Day. The festivities take place Feb. 9 from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. with

an afternoon of games, crafts, face painting, balloon animals and bouncy castles. Don’t miss the traditional Chinese dancing and other festive presentations.

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you know how I feel about stilt walkers.) Other highlights include educational activities from the Telus World of Science, Britannia Mining Museum and the Royal B.C. Museum. The party runs from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the corner of Georgia and Howe. Howe Street will be closed from Georgia to Robson, so expect traffic diversions. Where possible, use public transit. Underground parking is available nearby at Pacific Centre on West Georgia Street. Visit the B.C. Family Day website, bcfamilyday.ca, for more information, events, discounts and activities. sthomas@vancourier.com twitter.com/sthomas10

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The Kapalua Plantation course befuddles PGA Tour pros each January with its wicked winds and calamitous greens. Designed by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw, it’s one of the most exhilarating golf experiences in the New World.

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AUI, Hawaii— As a golfer I’m only too familiar with arbitrary dress restrictions, but the sign on the window is a new one, even to me. “No clothes,” it reads, “No service.” Then again, we’re not on a golf course but strolling down a street in one of the little towns on Maui’s surferfriendly windward shore. It’s the kind of fringe benefit (the side trip, not the dress code) that helps compensate for the island’s generally expensive green fees. Maui is just big enough that where you stay will help determine the courses you play. Most of the grand resort affairs are clustered around either Ka’anapali in West Maui or Wailea in South Maui, and the two areas are well over an hour apart. Around the latter there’s a choice of three Wailea courses as well as Makena, which is the most scenic (and that’s saying something) but also the most challenging. Meanwhile, the universally strong Wailea courses—Gold, Emerald and Old Blue—are owned by the GolfBC Group, and Mulligans

pub at Old Blue may well be the most Canadian of gathering spots on the most Canadian of un-Canadian islands, a place where it is never necessary to plead with the bartender to turn one of the TVs to hockey. Indeed, during most afternoon happy hours, dozens of Canucks staying at nearby resorts gather to cheer against each other’s teams. Over in West Maui, there are another four courses, two each at Ka’anapali and Kapalua. As at Wailea green fees are in the $200 range, except on Kapalua’s Plantation course, where they run closer to $300. It pains my Scottish sensibilities to say this, but just lay down your card and play the site of the PGA Tour’s annual season opener. The Coore-Crenshaw design revels in its windwhipped site, offering up an experience that is in fact just like Scotland—well, except for the palm trees, carts and mountainside setting. Golf Magazine and Golf Digest rank Kapalua, respectively, the 18th and 19th best public course in the U.S., and even those estimations seem a slight. There are two other golf must-dos on Maui. One is to check out some of the

less-heralded tracks such as Dunes at Maui Lani, which has a links feel and lies conveniently between the two main tourist concentrations. Rack rate is around $125, but this course and others like it can usually be played for less using the various websites and coupon cards that cater to deal-seekers. In fact, it’s not impossible to play the mandatory Plantation course and still keep your average green-fee expenditure below three figures. By doing that you’ll be able to justify a day trip to Lana’i, the company town of an island just to Maui’s west. Its two courses, the Experience at Koele and the Challenge at Manele, are every inch the scenic wonders advertised. Equally significant, the ferry ride, together with the island’s stark beauty, transform the mere Maui vacation into something of a South Seas adventure, even if, here as elsewhere, clothes are sadly required. For more information on Maui, visit the Maui section of the Hawaii Tourism Authority’s website at gohawaii. com/maui. Jim Sutherland is a member of the Meridian Writers’ Group.

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Swordsman Devon Boorman is co-founder of Academie Duello. cline of knighthood in the 15th century and its revival in the 16th century. “One part of the Crusades brought in the notion of Christian chivalry and some knights became the servants of God,” said Rouse, who recently served as chair of UBC’s Faculty of Arts Committee for Medieval Studies. Other lectures taking place during the weekend include Deconstructing Film Fights 2, and Pen and Sword: Imagining weaponry in medieval manuscripts. And of course no swordplay symposium would be complete without actual

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swordplay, so other workshops taking place over the weekend include Burgundian Pollaxe, Italian Rapier and Liechtenauer’s Art in Three Weapons. Devon Boorman, director and co-founder of Academie Duello, said many kids and adults have fantasized about one day becoming a

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uring medieval times, a knight was often torn between the chivalrous acts he was raised to perform and the horrific acts of violence he was forced to commit. “They were supposed to show chivalry and protect women and do the right thing,” said Robert Rouse, an associate professor of English at the University of B.C. “But they were also soldiers trained in military practices. The two often didn’t sit well together.” Rouse will explore that juxtaposition during a Feb. 16 lecture, Knighthood and Chivalry: Uneasy Companions, as part of the Vancouver International Swordplay Symposium, three-days of workshops taking place Feb. 15 to 17 at Academie Duello on West Hastings Street. The lecture will address the development of the ideologies of knighthood and chivalry in the medieval West from 1000 to 1500 AD, with a focus on medieval England. Rouse will cover topics such as the Crusades, the origins of the orders of holy knights, the development of chivalry, the role of chivalric literature in the medieval world, the rise of courtly love, the de-

sword fighter. “When I was a kid I watched Zorro reruns,” said Boorman of the fictional character famous for his swordplay. “And it was my first Halloween costume after a robot.” Boorman was drawn to the chivalry of the sword-yielding characters he emulated as a child, including Errol Flynn’s interpretation of Robin Hood. “They spoke to me as a kid,” said Boorman. “They were daring and witty and such swordsmen.” Demonstrations and competitions are also scheduled, which Boorman says are all safe thanks to the blunt ends of the weapons. Boorman said the sport is also a great way to get and stay in shape. “It challenges the mind and body. And you don’t have to compete. It’s like a dance, which can be very graceful and powerful.” Academie Duello houses the only museum in Vancouver dedicated to martial arts, arms and armour. For more information and photos about the Historical Western Martial Arts Museum, visit academieduello.com/museum. Many of the Feb. 15 to 17 events take place at Academie Duello, 412 West Hastings St. while others, including a gala party, will be held at various locations. Visit vancouverswordplay.com. sthomas@vancourier.com twitter.com/sthomas10


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THE VANCOUVER COMEDY FEST begins in earnest this week with a whack of funny men and women hitting local stages. Catch Flight of the Conchords’ crazy stalker, 30 Rock’s crazy stalker and The Daily Show’s non-crazy, non-stalking “Women’s Issues Correspondent” KRISTEN SCHAAL pulling triple duty with appearances at the festival’s opening gala Feb. 8 and two performances at the Comedy MIX Feb. 9. For tickets and info, go to comedyfest.com.

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that was based on Quebec’s universal childcare model, where daycare costs were approximately $7 a day. And note that Martin’s plan was promptly cancelled by Prime Minister Stephen Harper when he took office, and replaced with his Universal Child Care Benefit, which sends families a $100 cheque every month to put toward childcare costs, which for some routinely cost more than $1,000 per month.

THE DAY THE MUZAK DIED

Cue the sad, plaintive, saxophone-enhanced cover of Green Day’s “Time of Your Life.” According to an article in the New York Times, the days of “Muzak” — the musical plague of elevators, shopping malls and being put on hold — are over. Not that inoffensive, instrumental versions of Ace of Base’s “I Saw the Sign” or Dionne Warwick’s “Do You Know the Way to San Jose?” are retiring for good. It’s just that the name “Muzak” will be deep-sixed this week as part of a reorganization by Ontario-based Mood Media, which bought the background music service for $345 million two years ago. Now all of Mood Media’s “sensory marketing” services from background music to interactive displays to scents will fall under the “Mood” brand. While it’s not as catchy or poetic sounding as Muzak, Mood is innocuous, while at the same time all-encompassing, kind of like the product itself. Still, we’ll miss the name Muzak, and will forever remember the day we learned of its untimely demise. If only we had an instrumental, keyboard-fuelled version of Don McLean’s “American Pie” to better capture how we’re vaguely feeling right now. twitter.com/KudosKvetches


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itting in The Mexican, Antojitos y Cantina, I’m trying to make sense of a couple of things. One is the grainy black-and-white movie that’s showing an obviously hilarious comedy sequence involving a not-sodeft barber and unsuspecting customers. The other is the fact that the last time I was here a couple of years ago, there were tapas on the menu and a Barca vs. Real Madrid game on the television. On this night, The Mexican, (1049 Granville St., 604-569-0955) is bustling. Owner Roger Creixams says it’s been that way since last spring when he decided to drop the traditional Spanish fare and transform his Cafe Barcelona into its current Mexican incarnation. Delving into a plate of nachos with homemade guacamole, I begin to get the feeling it’s also going to work for me. The plates are generous — even the appetizers are big enough to share — and the ingredients as uncluttered and honest as the no-nonsense decor. Our faves range from the Lengua (beef tongue) tacos to the voluminous barrigon, a kind of deconstructed mixed grill of pork, beef and chorizo platter

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with cheese and jalapeno, which is way more appetizing than it sounds. But you can also fare well by ordering the house antojitos platter, an assortment of chicharron de queso, pico de gallo, crispy house chips, salad, sopes, quesadillas and more, for $18. One welcome leftover from the Spanish regime is the Castillo Monseran Spanish Red, which goes for a reasonable $6 a glass, and makes up half the wine list. Creixams says he’s always enjoyed true “traditional market style” Mexican food, as opposed as to what’s often passed off in its place. A chance encounter with Mexican chef Ana Vander (who worked at nearby Salsa and Agave) led him to make the change, with the chef as partner, along with friend Claudia Roma. Pooling their

respective front-of-house and culinary talents, they’ve fashioned a vibrant, friendly and affordable room that’s gaining a welldeserved reputation for some of the best Mexican food in the city. We’ll be back. ••• Fets Bar and Grill on Commercial Drive is gathering steam as one of the city’s best places to explore the world of single malts, with more than 360 whiskies on offer from the newly crafted bar made from trees downed in the Stanley Park storm of 2006. Eric and Allura Fergie also host occasional tastings at the West Coast Single Malt Whisky Club. If you’re seriously into malts, such as an extraordinary “Welsh” from Penderyn, you’ll want to check out a membership that gives access to one-ofa-kind single cask, single malt, numbered offerings each month. Call Edgemont Fine Spirits (604-984-9463) for more info. ••• Our newest favourite hang-out for a quick glass and a bite is TWB (as in The Wine Bar) at Provence Marinaside (1167 Marinaside Crescent, at the foot of Davie, 604-681-4144) where Jean Francis and AlessandraQuagliahaveturnedwhatused to be the original entrance into a compact, sexy bar. Here you can sample a number of small bites and decent wines in a relaxing but sleekly appointed setting. Choose from 50 wines by the glass and some on tap, including Haywire, Stag’s Hollow and Meyer Family Vineyards paired with $5 to $6 small bites and $18 mains. rebelmouse.com/hiredbelly


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LAUGHING MATTER: Yours truly, along with Great Canadian Casino’s Howard Blank, hosted the Vancouver TheatreSports League’s Grapes of Laugh fundraiser. Highlights included a wine tasting, a silent and live auction and laugh-out-loud performances by veteran VTSL actors. Proceeds supported the 33-year-old little-arts-organization-that-could and its community outreach and education programs.

GLASS FULL: The Looking Glass Foundation Gala for Eating Disorders is on track to raise another $300,000 for its Galiano Island treatment centre, the Woodstone Residence, Canada’s only residential treatment centre for youth. The centre was created by Cindy Dobbe, Dolores Elliott and Deborah Grimm, mothers whose daughters have suffered from bulimia and anorexia nervosa. The trio welcomed a capacity crowd to their ninth annual Be YOU tiful-themed gala held at Rocky Mountaineer Station. Looking Glass director Pamela Martin emceed the formal dinner and auction. CARING FOR KIDS: B.C. Children’s Hospital Foundation is three-quarters of the way to meeting their $200-million campaign. Supporting the drive and construction of a new hospital, the Asian community held its annual gala dinner at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Importer Sylvia Chen fronted the 18th For Children We Care Gala presented by BMW. The black-tie dinner and auction featuring Vancouver party band Ten Souljers, attracted business and community leaders and the community’s

La Bodega’s Paul Rivas, centre, and brothers Chris and Sean Holland of Cactus Club pedigree unveiled Yaletown’s newest addition, The Parlour.

Rachel McHollister and Melissa Quinn met at the Woodstone Residence, Canada’s only eating disorder treatment centre for youth.

RuLin Zhang, chef of Lin Sen’s popular Lin’s Chinese Restaurant on West Broadway, opened Sen Bistro, serving delicious Mandarin cuisine, two blocks west of Lin’s.

Mustachioed morning show host Bro Jake was among the supporters helping raise funds for Dolores Elliot’s Looking Glass Foundation.

Gala chair Sylvia Chen welcomed Tibetan monk Tsengdok Rinpoche to the B.C. Children’s Hospital For Children We Care benefit at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

Actors Michael Teigen, Denise Jones, David Milchard and Margaret Nyfors had everyone in stitches at Vancouver TheatreSports League’s Grapes of Laugh luau.

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t the beginning of the January semester, a group of teenagers from different schools across the city gathered in a second floor classroom at Britannia secondary and were introduced to an exotic culture most of them knew little to nothing about. The students weren’t there to learn about the ancient Greeks, the feuding Montagues and Capulets or any of the other mainstays of Vancouver School Board high school curriculums. Instead, they were there to learn about snowboarding. The nearly 20 students are the latest members of the Aboriginal Snowboard Team, a 12-week program launched last year by volunteers who take at-risk youth up to Cypress Mountain

and open the door to a healthy recreational pursuit and even a potential career path. “We had 14 kids, seven boys and seven girls, apply last year and they were all at-risk kids and most of them had never even been to the North Shore mountains before,” said Trent Gauthier, an aboriginal enhancement worker at Killarney secondary. “About a third of them were in alternate schools and a few of them were children in care of the ministry. Every single one of them finished the program and got their snowboarding coaching certificates, which is incredible because it is hard to get a hundred per cent completion rate on anything in schools.” The success rate is even more impressive given that, according to recent school board stats, fewer than a third of aboriginal students earn their Dogwood

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New members of the Aboriginal Snowboard Team get last minute instruction before hitting the slopes at Cypress. Diploma each year, compared to 82.5 per cent of non-aboriginal students. Not only did they all graduate

from the pilot project but many of them have come back again this year to help mentor other kids strapping on their first pair

of boots and bindings. Lacey Costucci-Phillips, a 16year-old Gladstone secondary student, says she has fallen in love hard with the sport after a literally bumpy start last year. “It was really hard at first and I wiped out a lot but it was probably one of the best things I’ve ever learned to do,” she told the Courier. “I’m totally psyched to be back and help get other people into it. It’s by far my favourite thing to do now.” The special after-school program, which operates without any direct funding from the VSB and relies entirely on donated time, transportation and equipment, was the brainchild of Renee Diemert, a Metis woman and former ski patroller who is now the school board’s learning and development consultant for aboriginal education. Story continued on page 31


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Diemert, who grew up skiing on Vancouver Island, says the sense of accomplishment that comes from mastering a challenging new sport has an immediate impact on other areas of students’ lives. “Snowboarding is something that takes courage and determination to do and you don’t just pick it up right away,” she said. “It’s just so wonderful as a teacher to see the kids grow in their skills and their confidence every time we go up to the mountain. It gives them a real sense of pride that they can then bring back to school and feel they can now do things they might’ve thought they couldn’t before.” Diemert has also arranged for students to participate in job-shadowing at Cypress, where they can be exposed to a variety of potential employment opportunities ranging from teaching to mountain operations, snow removal, retail and guest services. She hopes that students will eventually be able to earn school credits through the program as well. It seems somehow fitting that First Nations members are nurturing a passion for snowboarding because, in a roundabout way, the sport owes much of its current popularity to aboriginal culture. In the early days of snowboarding when most ski resorts didn’t yet allow them, people often turned to using snowshoes in order to access backcountry terrain. This might never have happened if, untold centuries ago, North America’s original inhabitants hadn’t first figured how to build special snowshoes to get around on top of the snow. “I grew up spending as much time as I could in the mountains and it is great to be able to give these kids a chance to get out of the city and hopefully help them continue on and maintain a healthy lifestyle. It just opens up a whole new world for them,” said Diemert. afleming@vancourier.com twitter.com/flematic

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id you know that Outside Magazine, champion of all things outdoors and active, ranks Vancouver as one of the best cities for cycling in North America? In its October 2012 issue, Outside gives us credit for our network of bike lanes, especially the attention given to creating safe routes for cyclists in high traffic spots like downtown and the bridges; the seawall; cycling-friendly transit options; and events such as the annual Velopalooza cycling festival. The latest proposal to make our city more cycling friendly is the improvement of the Cornwall AvenuePoint Grey Road corridor. The city is examining options to create a safe, convenient connection for cyclists and pedestrians between the Burrard Bridge and Jericho Beach. This week saw three lively, wellattended open houses in the neighbourhood as the city gathered ideas and feedback from residents.

I’ll admit to having a vested interest in this particular proposal as I cycle from Kits to the downtown core for my daily commute. There’s no question that it’s not the most cyclist-friendly route in the city, especially as you come off the bridge and merge with vehicles and pedestrians at the Cornwall intersection. Especially on dark and rainy days, skirting the fast-moving traffic on a bike can feel like taking your life in your hands. Possibilities for improvement include separated bike lanes on either Cornwall/Point Grey road or nearby side streets; complete closure of parts of the road to vehicle traffic; and enhancement of the seaside greenway that runs between the road and Kits Beach. Regardless of which option (or combination of options) is eventually chosen, improving the route for cyclists and pedestrians while balancing the needs of other road users will be challenging. Street parking on both Cornwall and Point Grey is at heavily used, especially during the summer months, and up to 30,000 cars use certain sections of the route each day. On the Cornwall stretch, businesses between the bridge and Yew

Street could be negatively impacted by changes that reduce parking options or move the main flow of traffic elsewhere. Excited though I am by the clear benefits to cyclists that an improved route would bring, I also very much hope that the final solution will be one which also considers the needs of residents, pedestrians, and businesses. Developing cycling infrastructure is hugely important as a means of encouraging environmentally-friendly transportation and improving the overall livability of our city, but doing so in a measured and balanced way is vital to ensure the goodwill of the community. If you have strong feelings about the development of a cycling route on the Point-Grey Cornwall corridor, another round of community meetings and open houses is scheduled for April once the city has finished gathering feedback and traffic data from the preliminary consultation. The city planners are looking for your input — don’t miss the chance to give it. Kay Cahill is a cyclist and librarian who believes bikes are for life, not just for commuting. Read more at sidecut.ca, or send a comment to kay@sidecut.ca.

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Dulux has a rich history in the paints business that dates back to 1646! An integration of AkzoNobel and ICI Paints, it is the Canadian leader in decorative paints, and the world’s largest paint and coatings company (as well as a leading supplier of specialty chemicals.) Its roots trace back to the inventor and chemist Alfred Nobel, for whom the Nobel Peace prize is based.

Furthering its commitment to ‘green’ technology and applying the industry’s highest standards, Dulux Paints is a member of the Master Painters and Decorators Association, as well as the Home Builders Association. Plus, many Dulux products are approved for use in MPI, LEED and CSGB projects.

The company motto is “Tomorrow’s Answers, Today,” so focus is on product development and technical advancement. Dulux is committed to meeting the current and future needs of its customers; for example: it’s the company that developed the first latex paint in the world. And the Lifemaster line was the very first no VOC (volatile organic compound) product developed for decorative use.

Furthering its commitment to ‘green’ technology and applying the industry’s highest standards, Dulux Paints is a member of the Master Painters and Decorators Association, as well as the Home Builders Association.

Owners and staff at Dulux Paints are committed to innovation and high performance solutions. Contractors and other trade customers are loyal to the brand and to the products, blazing the trail for consumers to trust and have confidence in its performance too. The industry standard is almost exclusive use of latex/acrylic products. Its premium Diamond line offers unique ceramic microsphere technology for excellent durability and easy application. And the new Dulux Expert waterborne alkyd products offer

Dulux Paints was a premier supplier to the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, getting the job done on a tight schedule. The company is also involved in a $1 million dollar campaign to add colour to people’s lives. The campaign is coast to coast and is used to beautify buildings of community, charity and non-profit organizations. In Canada alone it will donate 20,000 gallons of paint and supplies to transform spaces.

Dulux employees frequently donate their time to apply the paint, working locally on transition houses, support facilities and community centres. These efforts are rewarding for everyone involved, and make a real difference.

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paint, and the guiding principles for any Dulux paint product are to ensure that it consistently lives up to the Dulux reputation for verifiable, total product performance that is both recognized and expected by its customers. Consumers who purchase Dulux Paint products can be reassured that these paints are made locally. The majority of decorative paints sold in Western Canada are manufactured right in Delta, BC, providing for both quality control and employment. There are 29 Dulux stores in BC, with 18 in the Lower Mainland, all offering a complete line of value-added paint products and supplies, including the recognized Dulux, Glidden, Devoe and Flood brands.

www.dulux.ca for more info.

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INDEX Community Notices ....................................1000 Announcements ...............................................1119 Employment..........................................................1200 Education .................................................................1400 Special Occasions...........................................1600 Marketplace ..........................................................2000 Children ......................................................................3000 Pets & Livestock ...............................................3500 Health............................................................................4000 Travel & Recreation ......................................4500 Business & Finance .......................................5000 Legals ............................................................................5500 Real Estate ..............................................................6000 Rentals .........................................................................6500 Personals ...................................................................7000 Service Directory .............................................8000 Transportation ....................................................9000

CONNECTING COMMUNITIES

Sales Centre Hours: Mon. - Fri. 8:30am - 5:00pm Email: classifieds@van.net Fax: 604-985-3227 Delivery: 604-439-2660

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CRIMINAL RECORD? Canadian Record Suspension (Criminal pardon) seals record. American waiver allows legal entry. Why risk employment, business, travel, licensing, deportation, peace of mind?Free consultation: 1-800-347-2540

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• RETRO DESIGN & •

www.bcfirst.ca

175 tables & booths of fun, fabulous finds for you & your eclectic abode!

Announcements

Past Clients of Burnaby South Childcare Centre are invited to our First Ever Burnaby South Childcare Reunion Friday, February 22, 2013 Time: 4:30 - 6:30 pm Burnaby South Secondary School 5455 Rumble St., Burnaby

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ANTIQUES FAIR

Sunday • FEB 17 • 10am-3pm Croatian Cultural Centre 3250 Commercial Drive, Van. 604-980-3159 • Adm. $5

To place your birthday announcement visit

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“You could’ve had it all!”

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

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KITSILANO. Resident Manager Req’d for a small bldg. Ideal for a semi retired couple. Submit complete resume & availability to: maionapts@gmail.com

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Call VanCourier.com 604-998-0218

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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For further information please contact:

General Employment

CONCRETE RESTORATION workers needed. Exp’d in polyurethane injection & membranes, waterproofing and swingstage. Valid D.L. Call 604-876-6561

Start the New Year With Helping Others in Need.

If you or if someone you know is in need of peer counselling, friendly visiting or shalom again friendly phone calls please give us call.

Drivers

MOTOR COACH OPERATORS For 2013 Cruise Ship Season, April - September. Class 1 or 2 license with air endorsement required. Previous coach experience an asset. Fax Resume: 604-681-6554 or email: vancouverjobs@horizon coachlines.com

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There will be a few light refreshments served. We look forward to seeing you and to hear about your experience with us.

We at Jewish Seniors Alliance are in need of volunteers who are 55 years and older to do friendly visiting and friendly phone calls with older adults who are isolated in our community. We will provide training by skilled professionals at no cost to you. You will need to be available and make a commitment to spend one hour per week to connect with our clients. This is an opportunity to further your professional and personal skills and development.

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Classified Display Ad Deadlines

Classified Line Ad Deadlines

Wednesday Newspaper FRIDAY – 2:50pm Friday Newspaper TUESDAY – 2:50pm

Wednesday Newspaper MONDAY – 4:20pm Friday Newspaper WEDNESDAY – 4:20pm

EMPLOYMENT

Coming Events

SENIOR’S TRANSPORT - Lady full size car will take you to shop & appts! Marie 604-328-1711

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COMMUNITY SUPPORT WORKER

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Medical/Dental

FT/PT RN with PACU/ICU exp. needed. chilliwackoralsurgery @gmail.com

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Office Personnel

Full Time Receptionist / Office Assistant (Garment Manufacturing) Our ideal candidate will have excellent verbal & written English communication skills, 2-3 years office experience, strong organizational skills, working knowledge of Excel/ Word/Outlook & previous work in the customer service field as many clients come through this Vancouver office on a daily basis. $28K annually starting + medical dental after 3 mths probation. Hours: Mon to Fri, 8:00-4:30

Fax resume 604.255.9333 Attention KR THE VANCOUVER COURIER is looking for a highly motivated, well rounded individual with a 'can-do' attitude for an on call and holiday relief position. ***This is a great position for a 'retired' or 'stay at home' mom who would like to earn a little extra money. Key responsibilities: Be the first point in contact for all incoming calls and directing them to the appropriate person; maintain a presentable lobby area and greet all incoming customers. Qualifications: Minimum 3 years of experience in a similar capacity; Typing Speed of 60 wpm; Intermediate Microsoft Office skills; Strong verbal and written communication skills; Strong interpersonal skills with a polished and professional attitude. If this position suits you, email your resume to: jstafford@vancourier.com While we wish to thank all applicants for their interest, only those qualified for an interview will be contacted.

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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

Job Listings From A-Z

From advertising executive or banker to x-ray technician or zookeeper, you'll find it in the Employment Section. cont. on next page

The Good Samaritan Society is one of Western Canada’s largest voluntary, not for profit, care giving providers. We are currently seeking applicants for the following positions at our Village by the Station in Penticton, BC:

FULL TIME REGISTERED NURSE CURRENT CRNBC REGISTRATION, CPR CERTIFICATION

PART TIME PHYSIOTHERAPIST We offer competitive wages, comprehensive benefit packages and opportunities for advancement. To view a complete job posting and to apply online go to www.gss.org


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AUCTION CALENDAR

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Auctions

PUBLIC AUCTION:

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

Industrial Smalls Welcome / Online Bidding Available Phone: 604-534-0901 www.canamauctions.com

HOT SPOT FOR SALE

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FAMILY DAY

CLASSIFIED DEADLINES Wednesday, Feb. 13 Display Ads Liner Ads

Thurs., Feb. 7th 11:50 am Friday, Feb. 8th 4:30 pm

Our office will be closed Monday, Feb. 11th

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Education

FOODSAFE 1 DAY COURSES BEST VALUE GUARANTEED Downtown & Broadway locations Every Saturday, Sunday & Monday Public Health Inspector Instructors ADVANCE Continuing Education BC’s #1 FoodSafe Choice since 2003!

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Music/Theatre/ Dance

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

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Tutoring Services

★ Computer Lessons ★ For Beginners & Revision Email, Internet, Digital Photo $30/hour OR $199 for 8 hrs ★ Call Sol 604-266-2414 ★

EMPLOYMENT

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RETRO DESIGN & ANTIQUES FAIR 175 tables & booths of fun, fabulous finds for you & your eclectic abode! SUN FEB 17 10-3 Croatian Cultural Center 3250 Commercial Dr, 604-980-3159 Admission: $5

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Burial Plots

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

FOREST LAWN SideXside plots, WHISPERING PINE, LOT #114, GRAVES #7 & 8. $30,000 or best offer. Call: 604-298-0459 FOREST LAWN, sxs plots, 'Remembrance'. Lot#322, graves #5 & 6. $30,000 obo. 604-434-2815 OCEANVIEW, Single unused inground cremation plot in Evergreen Gardens. $3000. 604-737-0297 OCEANVIEW PLOT for sale Calvary Section, $9500 obo, Call 604-538-6768

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 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 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.

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604.630.3300

For Sale Miscellaneous

3 Wheel Blue Fortress 1700 DT Series Scooter, like new, $4250 obo, Manual Wheel Chair Jay seat padded back $200 obo, both good cond, 604-435-1148

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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.

Please email your resume and cover letter to: Dee Dhaliwal, Publisher E-mail: ddhaliwal@vancourier.com no later than Monday, February 11, 2013

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.

WORK WITH US & GROW A CAREER Glacier Media Group is growing. Check our job board regularly for the latest openings. www.glaciermedia.ca/careers

BUTCHER SUPPLIES, Leather + Craft Supplies and Animal Control Products. Get your Halfords 128 page FREE CATALOG 1-800-353-7864 or Email: order@halfordhide.com Visit our Web Store: www.halfordsmailorder.com Looking for something truly unique & original? Purchased overseas, solid teak, intricately hand carved, extensively detailed 5pc living rm showcase ste, suitable for rustic resort or spac. home. $12,000 or highest offer. Consider part trade for newer vehicle w/low km’s. 778-241-5477

PORTABLE SINGER sewing machine $50. Ikea cabinate blonde wood (48 x 24 x 24), 2 door w/ frosted glass & 2 shelves $70 obo 604-737-1313 TOSHIBA TV, 46’’, good working condition $250. 604-322-1377 CLOSED Business Miscellaneous Quality Sunbrella awning fabric (rolls&remnants),offers. 3 section storage rack (each 44’’x72’’x97’’) $300. 2 section boltless shelving (each 51’’x 25’’x110’’) $200. Metal filing cabinet $40. Blue fabric swivel office chair $40. Drawing/drafting table $200.604874-6117 weekends only.

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Fuel

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

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Furniture

PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS NOW & SAVE BIG BUCKS AT TAX TIME

6 ADS FOR THE PRICE OF 3 MINIMUM AD SIZE IS 1 COL X 1" – UNTIL APRIL 15, 2013

CALL 604.630.3300 TODAY!

EMPLOYMENT

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!

For Sale Miscellaneous

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

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

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Tools & Equipment

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

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Wanted to Buy

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

You Want It We’ve Got It Find What You’re Looking for in the Classifieds.

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. Applications must be received no later than February 8, 2013. Please apply to: jgrant@van.net 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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FREE TO LOVING HOME, 3 yr old Boston Terrier, spayed, needs fenced yard, very active, loves older men. 604-534-5161

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

www.gadryconsultation.com

SAVE A LIFE. Wonderful rescue dogs from Foreclosed Upon Pets. Spay/neutered, regular vaccinations & rabies, microchipped. $499 adoption fee, avail at your local Petcetera stores.

SHEPHERD/DOBERMAN X pups, 12weeks, family raised, $400. vet checked. 604-467-4890

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

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

HAVANESE X Pekingese/ Havanese Pure Bred White & Beige. 1 M Havi Pek (little puppy), 1 M Havanese PB (big puppy). First Shots, Dewormed, Hypo Allergenic $600. 604-582-9911

Business Opps/ Franchises

A Great Janitorial Franchise Opportunity

*Annual starting revenue of $12,000-$120,000 *Guaranteed cleaning contracts *Professional training provided *Financing available *Ongoing support *Low down payment required Contact Coverall of BC A Respected Worldwide Leader in Franchised Office Cleaning!

www.coverallbc.com

Travel Destinations Whistler

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Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Continue to deal with money, earnings, buying/selling, and possessions. Your $ luck remains high. If you ask for a pay raise Friday you might get a “no” – but that’s okay. You might meet someone interesting Sunday, but do not begin a friendship or more loving relationship. This link would “crush love.” If you want to get those errands done, start early Monday morn. Tuesday eve through Thursday bring domestic duties, security, home comforts. This is a splendid time to deal with leases, premises, business foundations – and family. Your romantic instincts awaken Friday/Saturday. Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Your effectiveness, charisma, energy and clout remain high. Your most charming self radiates, attracts admirers or lovers. Start significant projects, especially in money areas (early morning Monday) travel and communications (Wednesday eve to Thursday eve) and home or domestic zones (Friday/Saturday). One warning: make sure these projects can be completed, or can take one solid step forward, before the middle of next week. (A slow-down’s coming.) Your money affairs run swiftly – too swiftly, if you’re spending! Love, romance and children’s affairs go luckily forward, to June. Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: Although your energy and attractiveness rise Sunday to Tuesday, you still have a week of resting, thinking and planning before you move into solid forward gear. Soon, the world will be yours to play with – but not yet. Avoid any love-based commitment Sunday. A hidden flaw would wreck its future. Chase money Tuesday eve through Thursday. Buy items, especially high tech or tools, after 2 p.m. Wednesday, not before. A short trip, errand, visit, call or email leads to successful and happy “contact forming” Friday/Saturday. Property/ family issues, held back lately, will resolve soon. timstephens@shaw.ca • Reading: 604-886-4808


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HANDYMAN, reno, kitchen, bath, plumbing, countertop, flooring, painting, etc. Mic, 604-725-3127 MR. BUILD - Renos and Repairs. Est 1989. 9129 Shaughnessy St. Please call 604-732-8453

8140

Heating

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

8160

Lawn & Garden

HEDGING GARDENING CLEAN-UPS PRUNING

DUNBAR LAWN & GARDENS Free Estimates

604-266-1681

8200

Patios/Decks/ Railings

AFFORDABLE MOVING 1 to 3 Men

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

45

We accept Visa, Mastercard & Interac

FREE ESTIMATES Seniors Discount

604-537-4140 www.affordablemoversbc.com

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

www.PatioCoverVancouver.com

SUNDECKS & RENOS Vinyl & cedar treated decks. 604 376 3192 www.olmani.ca BROTHERS MOVING & Delivery Local & Long Distance 604-720-0931 Best rate. bc.moving@gmail.com

8193

Oil Tank Removal

FLECK CONTRACTING LTD.

8205

Paving/Seal Coating

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

8220

Plumbing

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

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

WCB • FULLY INSURED

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

WILDWOOD LANDSCAPING Hedge Trimmimg & Tree Pruning & Hedge Removal Fall Clean Up Chaffer Control & Lawn Restoration. Comm/Strata/Res Aerating & Power Raking. Free Estimates. 604-893-5745

Certified Plumber & Gas Fitter

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

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

EST. 41 YEARS

8130

8185

Licenced & Insured Local & Long Distance

Professional Powerwash Gutters cleaned & repaired Since 1984, 604-339-0949

CALL US TODAY FOR FAST, FRIENDLY, RELIABLE SERVICE. info@simplesolutionshome.com 604-831-5034

INSTALLATION REFINISHING, Sanding. Free est, great prices. Satisfaction guar. 604-518-7508

Handyperson

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

WEST SIDE GUTTERS 15% OFF 604-722-1105

CELTIC HARDWOOD FLOORS Installations & refinishing. Quality work. Reas Rates. 604-293-0057

Installation • Refinishing • Repairs ART of HARDWOOD FLOORS 604-240-3344

8130

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

POWER WASHING PLUS

Fencing/Gates

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

Electrician Lic#95323, Bonded, Affordable Com/Res. No Job too small. 25 yrs exp. 604-727-2306

8125

8195

Painting/ Wallpaper

* MUSHROOM MANURE *

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

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

8175

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

Masonry

SAVE ON PLUMBING Licensed Plumber/Gas fitter, $68/HR. Same day service. Insured, BBB member 604-987-7473, 604-721-6075 Samy

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

8185

Moving & Storage

EAST WEST MOVERS, Reas Rates, Apt/Hses Del. Just driver & truck $55/hr + gas. 604-786-7977

604-731-2443

8225 CONNECTING COMMUNITIES

ONE CALL DOES IT ALL!

From the City to the Valley

604-630-3300

Power Washing

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

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HOME SERVICES cont. from previous page

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

TOTAL HOME A RENOVATIONS Since 1983

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

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

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

604-318-4390

Interior / Exterior • New construction/Renovations/ Additions • Drywall hanging/ taping • Foundations/ Framing • Flooring: laminates/ tiles •Licensed & Insured • Free Estimates Call 604-220-7422

FERREIRA HOME IMPROVEMENTS

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

8250

Roofing

AT YOUR HOME ROOFING SERVICES

20% OFF til Mar.15 (max. 400*) $

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

WCB – Fully Insured 100% Money Back Guarantee

604-340-7189

atyourhomeservicesgroup.ca

Residential & Commercial Renovations licensed - Insured - WCB

For Free Estimates Call Ryan 778.809.6677 homeadvantagecontracting@gmail.com

ACCREDITED BUSINESS

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

SAVE $ 604-222-8453 Showroom: 1230 West 75th Ave.

MCNABB ROOFING

● RESIDENTIAL/ COMMERCIAL ● 40 YEARS EXP.

Cell: 604-839-7881 OLMANI ‘‘Good to the Last Nail' Bath & Kitchen Renovations, Additions Interior & Exterior Home Repair, Sundecks 604-376-3192 www.olmani.ca

WEST SIDE ROOFING

604-722-1105 FF 15% O TODAY!

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www.RenoRite.com

Save Your Dollars

✓ RenoRite

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

Bath Kitchen Suites & More

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

604 451 0225

Since 1989

RENOS • REPAIRS 9129 Shaughnessy St., Van.

732-8453

A1 CONTRACTING. Bsmt, bath, kitchen cabinets, tiling, painting & decks. Dhillon, 604-782-1936 AALL EXT REPAIRS/REPLACE Rebuild, new build, fencing, decks & stairs. 604-325-4674 ★ COMPLETE RENOS ★ If you need a helping hand call Frank the Handyman! 604-327-8070 C 604-802-3109 CONSTRUCTION SERVICES Over 30yrs exp, repairs and small reno’s. Jerry 778-994-6468 GET OUT YOUR LIST! We do all the fussy little jobs no one else wants to do. Workmanship & Satisfaction Guaranteed. Est 1983. Ralph 682-8256 HOME IMPROVEMENTS: Renovations, restorations, repairs, decks fences. Walter 778-837-2518

Domestic

$49

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

9145

Scrap Car Removal

9155

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

John 778-288-8009

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

AMBLESIDE ROOFING

Canam Roofing 778-881-1417 Residential roofing, new, reroofing & repairs. Peace of mind warranty. www.canamroofing.ca MCR Mastercraft Roofing Right the 1st time! Repairs, reroofing, garage, decks. Hart 322-5517 ROOF LEAKS? ★ Waters Home Maintenance ★ Free Est. 604-738-6606

8255

Rubbish Removal

bradsjunkremoval.com • 95% Recycle Rate • No Landfills EVER

20 YARD BINS AVAILABLE NOW ! WE LOAD OR YOU LOAD

“Haul Anything ... but Dead Bodies”

604.220.JUNK (5865)

Serving the Lower Mainland since 1988

20 YARD BINS Avail Now ! We Load or You Load

EASTSIDE RUBBISH Removal. Best Rate, 12 Years Straight! Friendly & Cheap. 604-266-4444

2009 FORD Mustang GT, 2 dr, convert, manual/5sp, 4.6L, f/load, only 8K, $28,000, 604-224-3347

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

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

Stucco/Siding/ Exterior

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

8309

• Use a keyword. Start your ad with the item for sale, service offered or the job title. • Be descriptive. Give customers a reason to respond. Advertisers have found that the more information you provide, the better the response. • Limit abbreviations. Use only standard abbreviations to avoid confusion and misinterpretations. • Include price. Always include price of the item for sale. • How to respond. Always include a phone number (with area code) and/or street and email address.

To place your ad call:

604-630-3300

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES

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Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

1994 CHEVY with 10x15 box, 110K, new brakes, muffler, fuel injector, battery, & tires, exc running cond, $3,500. 604-729-9767

1989 PORSCHE 944 Turbo, white on burgundy, all rcrds, new exhaust, 5 spd, a/c, Ltd slip, great cond! $15,900 Call 604-943-0945

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

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

9125

Domestic

2007 BMW 525I, black, loaded, leather, sunroof, very clean, 130K, $23,900. 604-999-4097

9130

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

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

Sports & Imports

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

1997 LANDROVER Defender(s) 90, 5 spd diesel, mint, 160,000km, from desert $23,900 1-780-945-7945 604-926-7087 lancebright@hotmail.com

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

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

1994 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 Targa Manual 109,000 kms Amazon blue/tan interior. Second owner, lovingly maintained, all service records/ 11 years. Excellent mechanics and body. Offers considered. $19,900 email: jasonbarton@shaw.ca

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

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

1986 HARLEY Davidson SLHTC, loaded with options, 34K km original, show bike, collectors plate, $13,000, 604-946-4553 2005 Acura MDX 122,700 kms Excellent Condition, many nice luxury features. 3rd row seating makes this a very reliable and safe family vehicle $16,000 email: jthomson0621@gmail.com

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

1997 Honda Civic CX Only 22,000 kms!!, 1 owner, time -warp car. $5,900. 778-318-5262

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

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9160

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

Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

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

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

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

1989 JAGUAR XJS coupe, V12 159 K, pristine cond $6950 obo. Priv sale, call Bob 604-986-8516 2001 JAGUAR XJR, fully serviced, new tires/brakes, exc cond, $13,500, low kms local car. 604-644-4440

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

SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL 2H

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

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

THE SCRAPPER 604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC

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

Tree Services

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

Luxury Cars

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

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

8315

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

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

Tiling

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

MIKE: 604-872-0109

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

9129

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

8300

FREE

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

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

RUBBISH REMOVAL

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

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL CASH FOR ALL COMPLETE CARS OPEN 24 HRS. INCLUDING HOLIDAYS

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

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Collectibles & Classics

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9110

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

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Rubbish Removal

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8255

AUTOMOTIVE

2006 Ford F150 XL, 4X4, 5.4L, extended cab, seats 6, long box, canopy, A/C, 107K. $12,950. must sell! (604) 773-4235. 2008 FORD Pickup Lariat, 49,000km, loaded + +, $33,000 Must Sell! 604-313-2763

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


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Sports & Imports

9160

Sports & Imports

9515

9522

Boats

9522

RV’s/Trailers

9522

RV’s/Trailers

9522

RV’s/Trailers

A45

RV’s/Trailers

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

1987 GEORGIA Boy 30’, sleeps 6, exc mech condition, kitchen, bath, $8,500 obo. 604-729-9767

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

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

2007 BMW 335i CABRIOLET, $28,888, 79,712km, Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108 1998 HONDA Accord Ex, low kms, new tmg belt, brakes, water pump, $4200 obo, 604-812-4912

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

2002 MERCEDES C320, quick Sale $9900 1 lady owner no accidents, f/load, 604-649-4542

2008 INFINITY G37 Coupe Sport, $27,888, 44,620km Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108 2002 NISSAN Maxima SE, only 151,000 km, leather heated seats, sunroof, 4 drs, $6000 OBO, Call 604-785-9314 2008 TOYOTA Camry Hybrid, f/loaded, 2yrs wrty, silver, 63K, $17,900 obo, 604-929-7002

2004 MAZDA 626, black, leather, auto, ht seats, gd cond, 110k km, aircared. $8000. 604-440-4322 2009 NISSAN Altima 2 dr, 2.5L, auto, 16,400 km, gray, leather, loaded, $21,500. 604-728-8583

2005 MAZDA 3 GS auto 88500km, well maint, aircrd, no accidents $8000obo 604-970-0401

2009 Nissan Versa SL $9995 1.8L 6 spd low kms, fuel efficient mint condition. Fully loaded with sports package 778-881-3471. 2005 MERCEDES Benz SLK350, $24,888, 68,922 km Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

2009 TOYOTA Yaris, $12,888 Mileage: 58,352 km, Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

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

2006 MINI Cooper, Grey, 58k, loaded, $16,988. Downtown.nissan.ca 604-257-8900

2006 Saab 9-3 2.0T 111,121kms Economical original $39,830. 778-837-1900, $9,695

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2009 BIGFOOT 30MH28TE Top of line, immaculate, loaded, low kms, $88,650. 604-230-7546 COZY, NICELY decorated, fully equip, 79 Ford M/H, low kms & hi way usage, $6,500. 778-737-3890

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

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

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

1998 NOMAD 5th Wheel 25 ft. 1 slide; Standup/walk around Bdrm $10,000 604-796-2866

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

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

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

24' SEARAY Turn Key & go, gd shape $6500. 604 552 3961 or Email samishlake@shaw.ca

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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Acurafirsttoofferluxuryalternative NEW ILX SEDAN IS SET TO REVIVE SOME OF THE CAR’S FORMER GLORY roots, it’s still a balanced-looking car. This Dynamic tester has nicely-sized, 17-inch alloys that fill out the wheel wells, but even the standard 2.0L car looks stylish and can be optioned with the 17”s if desired.

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ost people don’t remember that Acura, not Lexus, was first to offer a compelling Japanese alternative to the German luxury automakers. Two debut models were offered in 1986: the Legend, which was a proper luxury car, and the Integra, which wasn’t. Instead, the entry-level Acura was something even better — not an entry-level anything, but a properly excellent-handling little front driver with a willing engine and solid build quality. It was both fuel-sipper and hot-rodder, and when Acura put a bullet in the badge in 2002, they made (in my opinion) a huge blunder. Since then, Canadians have had access to various Civic-based offerings from the high-class wing of Honda. Some were good, like the popular 1.6/1.7EL. Some, in retrospect, are just a bit too entry-level, like the CSX. However, Honda and Acura both seem to have found their lost compass these days, with a reinvigorated focus on build quality and brand pride. One feels a duty to mention the return of the NSX halo car, with a vague hope that Acura can reclaim a little of that past glory. But never mind the low-volume supercar stuff, Acura’s reputation in this country is built in the driver’s seats of the cars that sell by the thousands, not tens. Here, then, is a car much more important to the health and survival of the brand than any mid-engined poster-fodder: their new ILX compact sedan.

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As a ground-breaking game-changer (or whatever other PR-speak you might hear attributed to this car), the ILX doesn’t exactly stun from the curb. No flame-surfacing, LED-bedazzling, chrome-laden fender-venting found here. Frankly, I like it quite a bit. It’s a charcoal V-neck of a thing — dress it up, dress it down, hot date, big presentation, Superbowl Sunday.

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Acura’s German competition has been doing the “one sausage, three lengths” thing for so long, it’s nice to see the smallest Acura echo the best details of the TSX, TL and RL (now to be reborn as the silly-badged RLX). Not too many details though — in side-profile, aliens would be hard-pressed to differentiate this car from a previous-gen Mazda3. ReLaX, Acura, I mean that in a good way. While the ILX is longer up front and shorter in back than the Civic from whence it takes

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While the polished-aluminum-look accents and alloy pedals of the Dynamic option add a bit of sportiness to the interior, there’s little you’d call radical in here. Like its exterior, the ILX’s insides are conservative to a fault. One bit of weirdness: this theoretically top-of-the-line Dynamic car has the largest engine (2.4L), but it lacks navigation. Technophiles must sacrifice horsepower for gadgets (but they’ll get better fuel economy). However, luxury must-haves like pushbutton start, a colour information display, Bluetooth handsfree and so forth are all readily available. As they would be if you highly option up a Kia Rio. The front seats do a good job of being supportive, though there isn’t a surfeit of lateral bolstering, and the rear seat is somewhat cramped in the headroom department. The trunk will be large enough for most intenders, but has only a single large passthrough — the seat folds as one large piece rather than a 60/40 split. Hardly the end of the world, but try taking a skiing holiday with two of your closest friends.

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However, what we have here is “Chocolate.” My Dynamic tester sports the 201hp 2.4L engine straight out of the Civic Si. In fact, the car feels overall like a four-door Civic Si with an Acura badge on it.

Eco-conscious, willing to give up a little trunk space and not in any sort of a hurry? A 115hp hybrid option is on the table — low-fat Strawberry.

It’s the only ILX available with a manual transmission and sports a light-but-slick six-speed shifter and typically Honda-ish clutch (that’s a compliment). Steering is very light as well, if perhaps a bit numb, and the ILX does

have a little more body roll than the Si would. However, that extra bit of suspension compliance lends much-needed smoothness to the car. It’s just the sort of thing you could ferry around your boss in with-

out looking like a The Fast and The Furious extra. It is, however, a tad too noisy on the highway to be a “luxury” car. The willing, torquey four is just as good as it is in the Si — don’t shed too many

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FEATURES Entry-level for the ILX starts at $29,735 for the standard 2.0L car, nicely equipped with power-moonroof, Bluetooth, Intelligent key and so on. Navigation and premium audio of the Tech package shoots things up to $34,235. The hybrid option will set you back $36,935 and sees fuel economy improve to 5.0/4.8L/100kms city/hwy from the 2.0L’s 8.5/5.6L/100kms city/hwy rating. If you’ve got a heavy city commute, it might be worth it. A highway warrior? Don’t bother. The Dynamic hits a sweet spot at $31,395, and it’s frankly too bad that its 6-speed shifter will likely turn off the average buyer. With economy set at 9.8/6.5L/100kms city/hwy, it’s actually quite reasonable for long-distance travel and, as pointed out, has a little more character than the others.

THE CHECKERED FLAG Not quite a recapturing of the original Integra’s spirit, but works well as a mildly premium compact car.

COMPETITORS Volkswagen GLI ($27,590) How many premium sedans am I going to compare VW’s GLI to? All of them. As a balanced package, the GLI goes directly up against the ILX dynamic, and has the added benefit that you can option it with a quick-shifting automatic. The 2.0L turbo is also a very sweet-sounding powerplant, and some will prefer the VW’s heavier German handling. It’s still my pick as the most complete Teutonic performance sedan on the market, but therein lies the catch: the Acura will surely have lower maintenance costs as the years stack up. brendanmcaleer@gmail.com twitter.com/brendan mcaleer


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