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gain, he is the candidate. Former mayor Sam Sullivan is back in the political spotlight after winning the B.C. Liberals’ nomination race in the riding of Vancouver-False Creek. Sullivan beat out former Vancouver-Burrard Liberal MLA Lorne Mayencourt by 71 votes Wednesday night in arguably the party’s hottest contest in the province.

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“I am so deeply moved by the support I had from so many wonderful volunteers,” Sullivan told a crush of reporters seconds after a huge roar went up from the crowd when the result was announced at the Century Plaza Hotel on Burrard Street. Sullivan received 273 votes to Mayencourt’s 202 while rookie candidate Brian Fixter, a 31-year-old lawyer who urged members in his speech to distance themselves from “the fraying strands of the past,” finished with 40. See VOTER on page 4

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onservative MP for Vancouver-South Wai Young is defending what many in Vancouver consider the sudden closure of the Kitsilano Coast Guard station. The station was scheduled to close this spring, but Vancouver politicians and residents were hoping the decision would be reversed. On Tuesday afternoon, the station closed with no notice. “February is spring in Vancouver,” said Young, when asked about the timing of the closure. “Quite frankly, some politicians have politicized this when it was all over the news and everyone knew it was set for closure.” The Conservative government announced last year the Kitsilano base, which has 12 staff and two search and rescue vessels, would close this spring as part of an estimated $900,000 budget cut. The government said the Coast Guard could rely on the Sea Island hovercraft stationed near the Vancouver International Airport and a new “inshore rescue boat” during the summer, as well as continued work with five volunteer Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue units. Spring begins March 20 on the 2013 calendar. Young rejects arguments the closure could result in loss of life. She said during a surprise drill last week using the new system, the Coast Guard also received a real emergency call and handled both incidents successfully. “They’ve had more than six months to prepare for this,” said Young. “The Coast Guard are experts on search and rescue and as far as I know no one from Vision Vancouver is. So I find it really interesting people like [Vision councillor] Kerry Jang is commenting.” See YOUNG on page 4

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Young says park board issue got more inquiries than Kits base Young said she’s received only had a handful of phone calls from constituents regarding the closure, including several from residents in favour of the move. “But I’ve had hundreds and hundreds of calls about the park board joint operating agreement issue,” said Young, of a recent move by the park board to centralize services at community centres. “You tell me what’s important to the people of Vancouver.” Christine Collins, national president for the Union of Canadian Transportation Employees, hopes it won’t take multiple deaths before the station reopens. Collins was “shocked” to receive an unexpected phone call Tuesday afternoon from Deputy Coast Guard Minister Jody Thomas telling her the station would close that day. “I received a courtesy call from the deputy minister at 4:30 Ottawa time to let me know they were closing the station down effective immediately,” Collins told the Courier during a phone interview from her Ottawa office. “Shortly after, the manager went down to tell the employees where to report today [Feb. 20].” Collins said while there is concern about employees losing jobs, the more pressing fear is that someone will lose their life in English Bay, an area popular for boating, sailing, watersports and swimming. Collins noted the timing of the sudden closure wasn’t lost on anyone involved. The announcement was made as the B.C. budget was presented in the Victoria legislature. NDP MLA for Vancouver-West End Spencer Chandra Herbert is also concerned lives will be lost as the result of this decision. “They’re hoping people will forget about this in time,” said Chandra Herbert. “But it’s only going to take one horrific accident before we’re proven right. You have to ask, what’s the cost of a life?”

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The Kitsilano Coast Guard Base received a surprise call from the federal government Tuesday afternoon that it was to immediately close its doors that day, weeks earlier than expected. In an official statement Mayor Gregor Robertson said, in part, “Today’s closing of the Kitsilano Coast Guard station is a sad day for Vancouver, and this decision leaves our city and its harbour with significant unresolved safety concerns. It is tremendously disappointing that the federal government has chosen not to listen to a broad consensus of marine safety experts who consistent-

ly expressed their concerns about the clear dangers posed by this closure.” Vancouver Fire Chief John McKearney said marine rescues are part of ongoing multi-agency tactical exercises, which demonstrate that the successful model must include a rapid response by the Coast Guard. “To suggest to our citizens that these exercises or any real emergency no longer re-

quires a rapid response by the Coast Guard is simply incorrect,” McKearney wrote in an email. sthomas@vancourier.com twitter.com/sthomas10 For social media reaction, scan page with

Voter turnout low for high-profile candidates Sullivan and Mayencourt CONTINUED from page 1 Sullivan, in his early 50s, credited his campaign team for reaching out to younger voters and mobilizing a group otherwise uninterested in politics. “It was a little bit of a risky strategy because they say young people aren’t engaged and they don’t vote in as high of numbers,” he said. “I loved introducing young people to the processes of our government.” Mayencourt, who resigned in 2008 as the MLA for Vancouver-Burrard to make an unsuccessful run at federal politics, appeared shocked by the result. He only took a few questions from reporters before leaving the hotel to meet with volunteers. “He got more votes — that’s what it comes down to,” he said of Sullivan’s victory. In a riding in which Liberal party organizers claimed to have 1,800 members, the voter turnout was surprisingly low considering the profiles of Sullivan and Mayencourt. The interest level was in marked contrast to the Liberals’ nomination race Sunday in Vancouver-Quilchena between former NPA city councillor Suzanne Anton and former pro-

vincial deputy minister Andrew Wilkinson. More than 1,400 members cast ballots in a battle that saw Wilkinson secure the nomination and effectively scuttle Anton’s political ambitions. Anton, the NPA’s mayoral candidate in 2011, served on council during Sullivan’s administration at city hall between 2005 and 2008. Had Anton won her race, her return to politics would have made for an interesting narrative now that her old boss is again on the campaign trail. Sullivan was forced out of politics when he lost the NPA’s mayoral nomination race to Peter Ladner in 2008; the vote margin was 80 votes, almost the same number that secured Sullivan the victory Wednesday night. Ladner subsequently lost the 2008 election to Vision Vancouver’s Gregor Robertson. Sullivan has battled tough opponents over the years — the late Jim Green, for one — and shocked many political watchers in 2005 when he became the NPA’s mayoral candidate after beating challenger Christy Clark, who is now the premier of the province. “Politics is interesting, you know,” he said in recalling his

tilt with Clark. “One day you’re enemies and the next day you’re friends.” Since leaving politics, Sullivan has taught a course on sustainable cities to graduate students at the University of B.C. He also founded the Global Civic Policy Society, which was created for “research and reflection on civil society, local government and citizenship,” according to Global’s website. When asked what prompted him to return to politics, Sullivan replied: “I realized that all of the great thoughts, all of the great academic studies aren’t worth anything unless you do something with them. That’s what I want to do.” So far, Sullivan will face Matt Toner of the NDP and Daniel Tseghay of the Green Party in the May 14 election. The B.C. Conservatives have promised to run a candidate. Vancouver-False Creek is a diverse riding that includes a large chunk of downtown and parts of Chinatown, the Olympic Village and Kitsilano. Mary McNeil is the riding’s current Liberal MLA but is not seeking re-election. mhowell@vancourier.com twitter.com/Howellings


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BEACH TOWER DECISION COULD HAPPEN FEB. 26 The fate of the Beach Towers rezoning application won’t be known until Feb. 26. After three days of hearings, which ended Wednesday night, council agreed to refer the discussion, debate and decision to the next regular council meeting. Thirty-six people spoke during the hearing, according to city staff, with 31 speaking against the project. Beach Towers is a complex of four highrises overlooking English Bay. The applicant, Beach Towers Properties, wants to construct 113 rental units spread over three new buildings on the same site.

A studio would rent for $1,195 a month, a one-bedroom would go for $1,495 and a twobedroom for $2,155, according to the proposal. Christine Ackermann, president of the West End Residents Association [WERA], spoke on the second night of the hearing. She told the Courier this week the organization doesn’t take positions on developments but critiques them on affordability, liveability and sustainability. Ackermann said affordability appears to the key issue with this particular development. “We support the development of market rentals. We don’t support the development of condos in the West End,” she said. “So the fact this is market rentals — we believe we need more market rent-

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KEVIN WASHBROOK INSISTS MOVE IS NOT A STUNT, BUT DESIRE FOR REAL COMMUNITY INPUT CHERYL ROSSI Staff writer

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evin Washbrook believes Port Metro Vancouver needs to be more accountable to the community and he hopes to change it from the inside. The founder and director of Vancouver Based Voters Taking Action on Climate Change applied Monday to join the port’s board of directors. The federal minister of transport and port users appoint seven of the 11 director positions. Washbrook noted the minister can appoint directors other than those recommended by the nomination committee “to ensure an appropriate mix of directors at all times.” The 49-year-old resident of Kitsilano laughed when asked how much hope he truly has that he’d be approved for the board. “I’m taking this seriously,” he said. “This isn’t a stunt. Obviously I’m not the one who’s going to decide and it’s a challenge to the way they do business but I see it also as an opportunity for them. There’s been a lot of public concern about how the port operates lately and this is a chance for them to start making a change.” An outspoken critic of the port’s plan to double coal exports from North Vancouver’s Neptune Terminals, Washbrook was searching for the port’s latest documents on coal exports when he found the vacant position.

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Kevin Washbrook, an outspoken critic of the port’s plan to double coal exports, wants to become a board member of the Port Metro Vancouver to improve its “flawed” public consultation process. “I didn’t launch this campaign until Friday [Feb. 15] at three in the afternoon. I sent out some emails and things on Facebook saying if 50 people will endorse me to do this, then I’ll do it,” he said. “So by noon on Monday I had 400 people who said go

for it, good idea.” His supporters include Gordon Price, former Vancouver city councillor and director of the city program at Simon Fraser University’s continuing studies, Richmond city councillor Harold Steves and a former

mayor of Bowen Island. “This isn’t just a fringe concern,” Washbrook said. Washbrook, who has a master’s in resource management from SFU, said he wants to become a director to improve the port’s “flawed” public consultation process. “The port is a huge player in our region,” he said. “The lands it controls are as big as a municipality. It’s making decisions that are going to define out future and people need to have a say in that. They need to be involved in deciding what kind of region we want to become.” Washbrook says he’d make himself available one a day a month to meet with local governments and civic groups to discuss port issues. Washbrook lauded the port’s aspiration to be a global leader in port sustainability in his letter to the nominating committee. He acknowledged the committee is seeking candidates who have experience with major capital projects, financial risk management and/or maritime business and he lacks this experience. But he suggests the board is “already strongly represented in these areas” and could be better represented to meet its values of sustainability, engagement with the surrounding community and consensus on future developments. The nomination process can take up to three to four months. Washbrook is encouraging his supporters to send messages of endorsement to the port’s nominating committee and the federal minister of transport. Port Metro Vancouver did not return a call from the Courier by press deadline. crossi@vancourier.com twitter.com/Cheryl_Rossi For related websites and more information, scan page with

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few days after 14-year-old Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai was shot in the head by the Taliban in October, a group of students at John Oliver secondary sought to publicize her quest to send girls to school. “It just angered me that she had to go through this and all she wanted to do was go to school,” said 17-year-old Grade 12 student Jasmine Rakhra, president of the Eyes of Hope school club that helped create a video called You, Me, We are All Malala. The video, posted to YouTube, JO’s website, Facebook and Twitter, highlights Yousafzai’s plight and features teenaged girls urging others to speak out against injustice. “Use the voice you were given to spread awareness and make people listen,” one girl says in the video. Students in Grade 9 and a pupil with a friend in Pakistan were particularly keen to devote spare time to the video. “Malala was the same age as them so they were able to connect,” Rakhra said. The release of the video coincides with the social justice club’s Love Week at John Oliver. Rakhra said the week is meant to spread “positive energy.”

Rakhra’s participation in an environmental club at Pierre Elliott Trudeau elementary in southeast Vancouver propelled her to join Eyes of Hope, which focuses on homelessness, child poverty and HIV/AIDS. In Grade 9, she led a Sock Wars competition between grades at JO and collected 4,055 pairs of socks for homeless people in just three weeks. Rakhra and Eyes of Hope sponsor teacher Harkiran Aulakh were honoured for their humanitarian work at We Day 2010, an event meanttoinspireyouthtoworkforchangelocally and globally. For her prize, Rakhra chose to volunteer in Kenya and won permission to spread her winnings to support trips for four members of the club instead of one. Rakhra carried water to a village, just as the community’s children do, and shovelled dirt to break ground for a dormitory at an all-girls’ boarding school. Rakhra was born blind and corneal transplants help her to see with one eye. She also suffers with a rare neurological illness that gives her symptoms of a brain tumour, including double vision, nausea and vomiting. “If it weren’t for all of my experiences I wouldn’t be able to accomplish all the things that I have,” Rakhra said. crossi@vancourier.com twitter.com/Cheryl_Rossi To watch the video, scan page with

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am Sullivan is back. Well, almost. His Wednesday night win of the provincial Liberal nomination for Vancouver-False Creek still leaves the small matter of the May 14 election. But Sullivan must surely see this as a bit of redemption following his humiliation at the hand of his civic NPA party five years ago. That’s when they refused to endorse the thensitting mayor largely due to his inept administrative record. Instead, they supported his NPA nemesis on council, Peter Ladner. The Sullivan baggage Ladner was forced to carry into the election against Vision and Gregor Robertson proved an impossible burden. Sullivan’s win also puts an end to a developing theory about a “civic curse” as the number of candidates with Vancouver municipal credentials failed to win contested nominations at the provincial level. These include Suzanne Anton, Geoff Meggs, Constance Barnes and even George Chow, who in a second attempt won a riding spot from the NDP for VancouverLangara by acclamation — one can only assume because that party is so unlikely to win the riding. The turnout for the False Creek battle — where Sullivan faced former two-term Liberal MLA Lorne Mayencourt —was decidedly low at 29 per cent of the 1,800 signed-up members. Compare that with the 53 per cent who voted in the contest in Vancouver-Quilchena earlier this month where Anton was narrowly defeated by Andrew Wilkinson. The simplest explanation is one that also points to why this could be a difficult riding to win. Most of the 1,800 Liberal cards were signed around the time of the Liberal leadership contest when Christy Clark prevailed. And most of those folks didn’t engage this time around either because of Clark’s sliding popularity or because of the transient nature of the population in a riding considered to have the youngest average voters of any in the province. This is, by the way, the newest riding in the city and, unlike Quilchena, has not yet developed a sense of political cohesion spanning, as it does, territory from Yaletown to Kitsilano. None of this explains why Mayencourt lost. I’d say he fully expected to win up to and including the point when his crew from his war room (where they were on phones all afternoon getting out their supporters in the nearby Wall Centre) finally flooded into hear the announced results. I am certain they believed they were about to take it on the first ballot. They were wrong of course and they were “shocked.” Mayencourt was so sure of a victory, in fact, that his media guys had already prepared a video with him announcing the win. Much to his embarrassment, that same video was posted on YouTube before the vote took place only to be discovered, reported on and reposted by Georgia Straight editor Charlie Smith. It’s hard to say whether on the day of the vote Mayencourt was preoccupied or overconfident. He turned up in a pair of jeans to address the 100 or so in the crowd waiting for the polls to open and he began with a rather flat “my record speaks for itself” speech. But the real fight of the evening was pulling out the vote. And for that Sullivan had his own group of warriors, also at the Wall Centre where they were on phones and computers. Sullivan’s abilities in this area should never be underestimated. Christy Clark learned that the hard way when he beat her back when she sought the NPA mayoral nomination. The most interesting speech of the evening came from neither of the heavyweights but from the third candidate, the 31-year-old lawyer Brian Fixter. He urged the Liberals to “throw out the past and embrace the future,” not to rely on “career politicians” and not to “cling to the fraying strands to the past.” But his message was lost in the euphoria of Sullivan’s clear victory. It was, by the way, the best result the NDP could have hoped for. But that is the stuff of a future column. New Item: City hall sources say councillors being briefed on the longawaited report on the Vancouver Art Gallery are hearing staff supports the controversial move to Larwill Park. agarr@vancourier.com.

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xcuse me, Mr. Space Rock, have you got a minute? I’m with the media and I have a few questions about last Friday. 2012 DA14: I’m in a bit of a rush actually. Can’t you wait for Asteroid Week on the Discovery Channel? Or trouble the Higgs Boson instead? That particle is too hard to detect; it’s much easier to bounce a signal off you, actually. According to scientists, you’re a near-Earth asteroid with an estimated diameter of 50 meters and a mass of 190,000 metric tonnes. 2012 DA14: Yep, I’m a big rock. Anything else? You came within a hair’s breadth of missing Earth last Friday, in terms of astronomical distances. 2012 DA14: I wouldn’t worry too much about it. The odds of dying from an asteroid strike are about 1 in 75 million. In other words, approximately the same odds as encountering Leonard Cohen at a Red Bull promotional event. 2012 DA14: Huh? Never mind. What about the smaller object that struck Russia the same day as your flyby? What are the odds of an asteroid and a meteorite coming around at the same time? 2012 DA14: Some of us space rocks travel in packs. 99 percent of us originate in the asteroid belt between Earth and Mars, and occasionally gravitational forces skew our trajectories. The rest of us are wanderers from the outer fringes of the solar system. I see. Jim Green, NASA’s director of planetary science, said fireballs happen approximately once a day, but we just don’t see them because many fall over the ocean or in remote areas. In the 1908 Tunguska event in Siberia, the airburst from an incoming asteroid flattened trees like matchsticks for 770 square miles. If that had happened anywhere in Europe it would have been a catastrophe for civilization. 2012 DA14: True that. Back to that air show in the eastern hemisphere last week. What is about Russia and you guys? Is this about Pussy Riot? 2012 DA14: Say what? Sorry, I’m just being an idiot. More than 1,000 Russians were reportedly injured by the blast wave from the meteorite. What if this event had involved you, and not the much smaller guy? 2012 DA14: Oh, you’d know it if I dropped in. It would be a multi-megaton calling card; enough to wipe out a big city. Last week, even junior managed to reduce people of the 21st century to a state of quivering awe. And we’re talking about folks who live in a time where planetary science is well understood. Imagine something my size coming out of nowhere 10,000 years ago, when no one had a clue. Can you imagine the loincloth-crapping mysterium tremendum of it? My friends say that’s where your ideas about Sky Gods originate — from us falling out of the sky. And the occasional comet and supernova flaring up. We asteroids don’t have much to do with comets, actually. Stuck-up iceballs. I hear you. I once witnessed an eclipse in the South of England and I saw how an astronomical event could strike educated, rational people to the core — myself included. A teenage girl standing near me burst into tears. There’s something existentially disturbing about the sky erupting into blinding light or descending into impenetrable darkness, whether you understand the reasons or not. 2012 DA14: Your primate brains don’t deal well with cosmic surprises. You have constructed religious beliefs partly as a bulwark against uncertainty. But now that you have some scientific understanding of the planetary risks, you civilized types should consider constructing a space-based defence shield for protection against the likes of me. I’m hardly the biggest out there. I thought you said the odds of disaster were very long. 2012 DA14: For an individual person, yes. For a species hoping to evolve throughout the lifespan of its sun, no. Consider asteroids a natural selection mechanism for galactic intelligence. We’re like Darwin Awards for beings that turn their weapons inward rather than outward. I appreciate you sharing time with us, 2012 DA14. What’s your next stop? 2012 DA14: Hopefully nowhere. I’ll just keep rolling around in space for billions of years. I’m not much for excitement and not interested in making a scene. www.geoffolson.com

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TRANSPARENCY, RESPECTFULNESS REQUIRED IN PARK BOARD DISCUSSIONS

To the editor: Re: “New funding plan will improve access, funding,” Letters, Feb. 15. The letter from park board commissioner Niki Sharma again presented in detail her group’s perspective of what they are pursuing regarding community centres. It is important that space be allocated for this perspective and I believe citizens have now formed many conclusions. It is apparent that a common and consistent theme has emerged regarding the “process” the city has used with community centres and it is not complimentary, so let’s move on. The city’s most recent position paper on the proposed new joint operating agreement was factually misleading, a huge embarrassment to each and every taxpayer who wants if not the best than at least the truth. So let’s move on: let’s move beyond innuendo, demonizing, and half-truths and get the work done. Please focus on resolving this mess. No diversions, rather a process that is transparent, respectful, inclusive and vibrant. A process built on meaningful dialogue, a process reflective of the civility of Vancouver and its citizenry. The inclusion of a mutually agreed upon third party to lead the process is a constructive step. It is also a welcome respite. Steve Boyce, Vancouver

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To the editor: Parks board commissioners frequently cite their principle of equity as the reason for their proposal to take over the operation and revenues of Vancouver’s community centres. Yet the park board charges different admission for the pools and ice rinks it operates, dif-

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ferent rates for its golf courses, and at the Creekside Centre, the only one directly operated by the park board, program fees are higher than association-run community centre programs. Why is equity not in place for these park boardcontrolled operations? In 2008, community centre associations and park board together hired a consultant to examine levels of community centre facilities and staffing across the city with the objective of determining what was a basic, equitable level of park board support. The report recommended shifting funding, not more funding, to achieve greater equity. Yet four years later, the park board has not implemented a single recommendation from that report. Commissioner Niki Sharma denied suggestions that the park board proposal is a “cash grab” by a cash-strapped park board. Yet 900 hours of service at community centres were cut last year because of its budget shortfalls. A number of staff positions are not being filled as they become vacant, again, for budget reasons. It’s always worrisome when a public body’s rhetoric is at odds with the facts. Kathleen Bigsby, Kerrisdale Community Centre Society

SHAUGHNESSY DENSITY ON THE VERY LOW SIDE

To the editor: Re: “Vancouver Special — Shaughnessy,” Feb. 15. Here are a couple of numbers to supplement your focus on Shaughnessy. Among the 22 Vancouver neighbourhoods, Shaughnessy owns the low-density end of the spectrum. According to 2011 census figures, its 19.7 persons per hectare stands well below the 52.8 for Vancouver

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SHAUGHNESSY STORY BRINGS BACK MEMORIES To the editor: Re: “When Shaughnessy was affordable,” Feb. 15 This article brought back memories of our family’s purchase in Shaughnessy. My parents bought a very large house on Angus Drive during the Second World War. They paid $13,000 for it and rented it out to RCAF officers stationed on Sea Island. After the war, they sold it for $14,000. It cost too much to heat as it wasn’t insulated. Doreen Braverman, Vancouver

HOF’S STORY A LOVELY TRIBUTE To the editor:

Re: “Memorial for homeless man turns into warm and emotional gathering,” Jan. 25. What a well written, emotional and thoughtful feature story on Rick Hof. It was a touching and I was moved by the accounts of the memorial and all the people who turned up, despite their walk of life. Clearly, here was a man that touched others in a simple way: Big heart, facing hard times and struggling with his demons. How many of us are one misstep or missed payment or moment away from homelessness ourselves?

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SOCIAL MEDIA Cycling: New bike path needed in Kitsilano, columnist Kay Cahill, Feb. 8, Facebook: Leona Rothney: sure as hell don’t need a bike path on Cornwall and Kits does not need any bike paths as you can travel on 7th, 19th and along the water. I ride these routes all the time. Storify: Vancouverites protest closure of Kitsilano Coast Guard base, Feb. 21 Facebook Heidi Howell: Not one life lost warrants what the Harper government has done, you tell me Mr Harper, what $$ are you putting on a life lost. Follow us on Facebook: The VancouverCourierNewspaper and Twitter: @VanCourierNews


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eil Bernstein never donated a drop of blood until his father Frank died. But six months after his father’s death, Bernstein decided to take up his legacy as a record-setting blood donor. “Somebody had to pick up where he left off,” Bernstein said. “For years we’d always talked about ‘let’s go together and do it’ but I could never get off work because he always went in the afternoon.” Bernstein, who fronts a rock band, worked as a bouncer and now works in the environmentalsector,hasnotonlybecome an unlikely ambassador for blood donation, but by recruiting helpers through TV and social media he’s surpassed in a single year his father’s B.C. record of 532 lifetime donations. Bernstein established a Partners For Life donating group in honour of his father in January 2012. Using his Facebook profile and YouTube channel and by airing his story on TV news, Bernstein recruited 181 people, including 15 first-time donors, to register with the group. “I just felt it would be easier to hit the number I wanted to hit with a bunch of people,” Bernstein said. “It’s a good cause. Every pint you donate can save up to three lives. That means my dad either prolonged or saved almost up to 1,500 people’s lives. To me, that’s pretty saintly, almost.” Bernstein and his recruits made 641 donations last year. That’s an achievement unheard of for a group that isn’t a corporation, business or religious organization, according to Canadian Blood Services. “Knowing my dad he’d be pretty speech-

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Neil Bernstein (left) never donated blood until his father Frank (right) died of bladder cancer in 2011. less. He’d be pretty proud,” Bernstein said. “He’d probably also say it’s about fricking time. He’d been bugging me for years.” Bernstein and friends returned to the clinic at 4750 Oak St. Wednesday to honour Frank, who died at age 72 from bladder cancer in 2011, and to launch the second year of their campaign. Bernstein hopes more people will join the Partners for Life group that honours his father by visiting the clinic and being assigned the group’s number. Canadian Blood Services says the demand for blood and blood products will continue to grow and urges more Canadians to become regular donors. Thenon-profitsayshipreplacementsurgery can require two units (or two donations) of blood, cancer treatment and cardiovascular surgery can require five units, an individual with leukemia can need eight units a week and a person injured in

a car accident can require 50 units. Uponhis500thdonationin2009,Frank, who was originally “absolutely petrified” of needles, told the Courier he would donate blood for as long as he could. “As long as I’m healthy, I expect to do it on my 90th birthday, God willing,” he said. “As long as I don’t have to receive, I will give.” Bernstein said his father needed blood when he underwent cancer treatment and may have received some of his own rare Bpositive blood. For more information, see blood.ca or to book an appointment, phone 1-888-2DONATE (1-888-236-6283). crossi@vancourier.com twitter.com/Cheryl_Rossi For more content, scan this page with

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DJfromEllenDeGeneresspinsatwomen’sshow ing the Firefighters Charitable Foundation and other selected charities. In addition to the action on stage, visitors to the Women’s Show can check out trends in health and wellness, fashion, food, organics, careers and interior design. The show runs March 1 through 3 at the PNE Forum. For more information and a complete schedule, visit westcoastwomen.net.

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HASTINGS SUNRISE What do you get when you combine firefighters, a soap-opera star and the DJ from the Ellen DeGeneres Show? The Spring West Coast Women’s Show at the PNE Forum, of course. DJ Tony Okungbowa will spin tunes for the Main Stage Fashion Show Saturday March 2 but there are events taking place all weekend, including an opportunity to get close to The Young and the Restless heartthrob Joshua Morrow, who plays bad boy Nicholas Newman on the show. Morrow will take to the Main Stage Sunday March 3 to answer questions from the audience and dish the dirt on the latest Y&R gossip. No women’s show would be complete without the 2013 Hall of Flame firefighters, who will heat up the catwalk in the Fire-

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After surviving a series of Hunger Games-like elimination rounds, six aspiring filmmakers received $1,000 and a production package with everything they needed to make a short film in just eight days. See the cinematic results at the annual CRAZY 8S GALA SCREENING Feb. 23, 7 p.m. at the Centre for Performing Arts. Films include Nimisha Mukerji’s In the Deep, Mackenzie Gray’s Under the Bridge of Fear, Matt Leaf’s Braindamage, Jane Hancock’s When I Saw You, Ryan Haneman’s MANSTRUATION and Sean Tyson’s STEWING. Tickets at Videomatica Sales at Zulu, Beat Street, the Rio Theatre and online at crazy8s.cc. For those about to uke, we salute you. THE VANCOUVER UKULELE FESTIVAL strums up a storm Feb. 22 to 23 with a series of workshops and an opening night concert at St. James Hall featuring the likes of East Coaster Mathias Kom, Portland’s Aaron Keim, locals Daphne Roubini, Guido Heistek, Ralph “King of the Ukulele” Shaw and THE UKESTERS. For tickets and more info, go to vancouverukulelefestival2013.eventbrite.com. Local impresario Blue Morris and choreographer Connie Cahoots have teamed up for a monthly evening of live rock and roll and burlesque at the Electric Owl called, appropriately enough, ROCK AND ROLL BURLESQUE. The inaugural twirling of the pasties commences Feb. 22, 8:30 p.m. For more information, go to rockandrollburlesque.net.

Things heat up at Vancity Theatre as it launches its second annual FESTIVAL OF NEW SPANISH CINEMA, showcasing for the best in contemporary Spanish films, Feb. 22 to 28. Highlights include Pablo Berger’s tribute to silent films BLANCANIEVES, Isaki Lacuesta’s award-winning The Double Steps and Jaume Balaguero’s suspense thriller Sleep Tight. For show times and more information, go to viff.org or call 604683-FILM (3456).


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I’m not a NIMBY, I just don’t think it’s appropriate to have [insert offending building/business/person] in my back yard.” That’s the general sentiment coming from a number of “concerned residents” who’ve boldly come out to voice their opposition to Kearney Funeral Home setting up shop in a vacant heritage building at 450 East Second Ave. beside the Cambie Street Police Station at the foot of the Cambie Bridge. Not surprisingly, most of the people who are up in arms over the funeral home and signed an online petition live in nearby condos and are freaking out about things like declining property values, lack of parking, a funeral home not fitting the “character” of the neighbourhood and “negative effects on some people’s emotional, spiritual and mental health.” Here’s the thing. We live relatively close to this supposedly controversial locale, and for us the biggest thing that doesn’t fit with the “character” of the neighbourhood and even comes close to negatively affecting our emotional, spiritual and mental health is the onslaught of pricey condo developments being built in the area. In fact, we’d take a funeral home (which, we might add, provides comfort to those in grief) moving into a small heritage building over an overpriced condo

development blocking out the sun and skyline any day — to say nothing of the whiney, over-entitled residents who inhabit them.

PIDGIN HOLED On the other side of the NIMBY coin, we’ve been watching from afar the peculiar goingson over at newly opened restaurant Pidgin. It seems the stylish “Asian fusion” joint located across from Pigeon Park on the edge of Gastown has once again raised the misplaced ire of “poverty activist” Ivan Drury and his band of merry cranksters who’ve made a habit of picketing and harassing new businesses they feel don’t fit the “character” of the neighbourhood and, in their view, contribute to the gentrification of the Downtown Eastside and displacement of those living well below the poverty line. Protesters have even taken to shining flashlights in diners’ faces and nagging patrons upon entering and leaving the restaurant. We’re not entirely sure what these shenanigans accomplish, and we really try our best not to use a word like “shenanigans.” But as many people have pointed out in print and online, if protesters are so concerned about the livability of their neighbourhood, how does attempting to shut down a restaurant or doughnut shop accomplish that. And why don’t they picket and harass the drug dealers on every other corner, who surely do more harm and contribute to more misery than a $20 foie gras rice bowl with chestnuts, daikon and unagi glaze. twitter.com/KudosKvetches

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t’s a sunny day in the Downtown Eastside. As I walk north along Main Street, private event space District 319 is bustling with people setting up for a function. A block further, a young bearded man stares out the window of Solder & Sons, a twee coffee shop and bookstore. I take a left at the No. 5 Orange strip club, and 30 paces later enter the sweet world of Cadeaux Bakery. Inside, as the name suggests, there’s a world of presents. The counter is laden with fruit-filled danishes, pains au chocolat and croissants whose tips have been anointed with chocolate. A tall-tiered stand bears cookies and cupcakes; the bakery case contains cakes, tarts and individual desserts; and the white painted shelves display homemade jams, granola and truffles. “It’s a reflection of our style — a home away from home,” says Eleanor Chow Waterfall. She and co-founder Slavita Johnson are driven by one principle: they make what they like. For their customers, that means getting used to a constantly changing menu. That’s standard practice at many restaurants, but many bakeries get stuck producing the same things, over and over — a prospect the pair wanted to avoid. “We keep our customers on their toes,” says Chow Waterfall. “If the same stuff is there [every day] then they won’t try anything new and we won’t be able to keep being creative.” And there is plenty to try. I’m currently obsessed with the carrot cake and its five layers of moist cake, slightly sticky with plump raisins, nestled in cream cheese frosting. Another favourite is the fruit Danish, made with flaky, buttery croissant dough, vanillaspeckled pastry cream and precise cubes of fruit (often apple, but these days, pear or pineapple). “I absolutely love the chocolate-covered cheesecake,” says Chow Waterfall, “and I have a big love for the foret vert. It’s our take on the Black Forest cake: chocolate euphoria cake, pistachio mousse, sour cherries, chocolate mousse… it’s so decadent but so good.” Cadeaux’s open kitchen means you can watch the magic happen. “We’re making [everything] fresh. Every day you’ll see someone rolling and cutting croissants, or layering cakes.” And in the summer,

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Cadeaux Bakery owners Slavita Johnson (left) and Eleanor Chow Waterfall whip up decadent delights such as their Peanut Butter Parker Pie. you can watch the Cadeaux team painstakingly construct elaborate wedding cakes in an alcove in the front of the shop, underneath a spangly chandelier. Chow Waterfall honed her skills at Blue Water and Lumiere before joining Chambar as executive pastry chef in 2005. A few years later, she hired Johnson as her assistant. Together, they helped open Chambar’s sister businesses, Cafe Medina and the Dirty Apron Cooking School and Delicatessen, before striking out on their own. Open since January 2012, Cadeaux Bakery is located in the 100-block of Powell Street, one block west of Gastown limits and two blocks north of Main and Hastings. “We’re obviously not in the best area at the moment,” she says. (On being next to the infamous No. 5 Orange: “They’re the best neighbours ever.”) The bakery’s location hasn’t stopped Vancouver’s sweets seekers. “We have

great clientele — there are lots of courthouses nearby so we get lawyers, police officers and residents. It’s nice that we see people driving here now… because to me, if you have to drive [here], it’s a destination.” As to Cadeaux’s role in the neighbourhood’s changing face: “Gastown’s changing… and I don’t think it’s a bad thing,” says Chow Waterfall. “We see the changes and we want to help make the community a better one, a thriving one again. I live across the street. This is my ‘hood… this is where I want to be.” twitter.com/eagranieyuh

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nita Adams is passionate about Canadian movies. In 2003, she founded the First Weekend Club, a grassroots organization dedicated to building audiences for Canadian films and supporting a film’s critical first weekend in theatres. With less than four per cent of the national box office going to Canadian films, she is determined to get more bums in seats for made-in-Canada movies. Celebrating a decade of promoting some 200 Canadian films, the Vancouver-based initiative has grown into a national movement with First Weekend Clubs in major cities across the country. The 44-year-old Can-con booster ushers in 2013 with a new venue, a partnership with the Vancouver International Film Festival and a soon-to-be-launched, video-on-demand platform exclusive to Canadian films. Why is the “first weekend” so important for movies? If the film does well at the box office on the first three days, theatre owners/distributors will run it longer and, more likely, will get screened in other theatres across the country. What does this partnership with the Vancouver International Film Festival Society mean? The Vancouver International Film Festival Society is interested in profiling more Canadian films. We will be co-hosting opening night events at the Vancity Theatre for select Canadian films. It’s a great venue to showcase them. To have a real impact though, more theatres across Canada need to take a bigger interest in Canadian films. This is only a drop in the bucket, but I’m hopeful there will be a ripple effect and more theatres will follow. How can moviegoers help get the word out on great Canadian films?

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First Weekend Club founder Anita Adams wants to get more bums in theatre seats for made-in-Canada movies. First, you need to know about the film and when and where it is opening. The best way to do that, of course, is to become a member of First Weekend Club (membership is free). Members receive emails about new Canadian film releases, which include links to the movie trailers, a description of the film and links to buying tickets online. We also have a very active and engaged online community on Facebook and Twitter. Just sharing information about Canadian films with friends through social media platforms is an excellent way to help spread the word about Canadian films. Biggest success? Hmmm. That’s really a tough one to answer. We were very active in helping to promote Sarah Polley’s documentary Stories We Tell, but I can’t say that film was successful because of First Weekend Club. We played an important role, but we were only one cog in a busy wheel. To be successful, a film needs many things. First, it’s got to be a good story (I know I’m stating the obvious), then you need a good release date. Some dates are definitely better than others. For instance, you wouldn’t want to open just after all the Oscar nominations have been announced as those films typically dominate the screens, the press and

audience’s attention. Then you need a team of people to help promote the film — the filmmakers, distributor, publicists and First Weekend Club. How else is FWC promoting Canadian films? Very shortly, we will be launching CanadaScreens.ca a new video-ondemand platform exclusively for Canadian film — it’s kind of a cross between Netflix and iTunes. Like Netflix, the films will be streamed so you can watch our films anywhere, anytime. I’m very excited about this new initiative that will help us bring more Canadian films to more people across the country, many who simply didn’t have access to Canadian films before. Greatest Canadian film? I’ve got a few. C.R.A.Z.Y. by JeanMarc Vallée, Saint Ralph by Michael McGowan, Cairo Time by Ruba Nadda and The Red Violin by Francois Girard. Best life lesson you’ve learned? I’ve learned not to take no for an answer. My mom use to always say, “Persistence prevails when all else fails.” I live by that motto. ••• The next First Weekend Club film screening is Hit ’n Strum, which opens March 8. For more information, go to firstweekendclub.ca.


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Jugglerscan’tcatchFightingSaints NOTRE DAME LOSES TO ST. THOMAS AQUINAS IN SENIOR GIRLS AA ZONE SEMI-FINAL MEGAN STEWART

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he Notre Dame Jugglers have a way of showing up late for a basketball game but opponents are advised not to count them out. Against the St. Thomas Aquinas Fighting Saints Wednesday night at Notre Dame’s Alumni Gym on Renfrew Street, the Jugglers led briefly early on but trailed by as many as 16 points in the second half. When the clock started ticking in the fourth quarter, the Jugglers narrowed that gap to four but couldn’t close it all the way. St. Thomas held on and the Jugglers lost 60-64 in the senior girls AA Lower Mainland semi-final. “We’re called the second-half team and this is what we do,” said Notre Dame coach Tracy Clarke. “We come out strong the second half, traditionally, and we like to assess the other team in the first half. We made a few adjustments and that helped.” Ranked No. 2 in B.C. through most of the season, the Fighting Saints capitalized on their size advantage down low. They had 22 offensive rebounds, off which they scored 18 points on second-chance baskets. The Jugglers led 18-14 early in the second quarter, but the Fighting Saints went on a nine-point tear to end the second half with a 26-31 lead. Notre Dame, an honourable mention and ranked just outside the top 10, relied on outside shooting from Lauren Bondi and Vanessa Pizzolon.

Bondi, a crafty ball-handler who showed how she could pick a dribbler’s pocket, had 23 points and shot four for five from the three-point range. She gave the Jugglers a boost late in the third quarter when she drew a charge and then at the other end of the court, nailed a jumper from beyond the arc. “She got face guarded and stopped, and I knew they were going to try to shut her down,” Clarke said of Bondi. “She still managed to pop up a couple great shots. She’s always consistent. She’s a true competitor.” Notre Dame trailed 57-48 after Bondi tipped the ball from a St. Thomas Aquinas point guard and scored a fast-break lay-up. With 54 seconds on the clock, Pizzolon took the ball inside and was fouled on her drive to the net. The basket was good and her three-point play brought the Jugglers within four. A foul at the other end sent the Fighting Irish to the line and they kept the lead until time ran out. A win would have secured Notre Dame seat at the AA Provincials. They can still claim a Lower Mainland berth with a win on the consolation side of the draw and a win in a stillundetermined wild-card game. “With this team, I believe totally can get there,” said Clarke. “That was an awesome game, I’m proud of my team.” mstewart@vancourier.com twitter.com/MHStewart To see more photos, scan page with

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Jugglers guard Lauren Bondi (in white) cuts to the hoop in a Feb. 20 semi-final at Notre Dame.

Dragons defeated at home NOTRE DAME BATTLES PALMER FOR SEAT AT PROVINCIALS MEGAN STEWART Staff writer

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Dragons guard Tristan Arthurs (in white) had 11 points in a semi-final loss to the Palmer Grif���ns Wednesday.

he King George Dragons packed their West End Dragons’ Lair for a senior boys basketball Lower Mainland AA semi-final against the Palmer Griffins Wednesday night. But home court advantage and a boisterous crowd weren’t enough to push the Dragons to victory as they fell 68-79. The Dragons jumped to a quick 816 lead in the first quarter but Palmer picked apart the advantage and finished the frame with a 27-24 edge. Palmer spread that lead to eight points by the half but the Griffins head coach Paul Eberhardt said they

never felt at ease. “It was a very intense game,” he said. “The crowd here is loud and the game felt closer than the score. It was never comfortable.” The Griffins increased their lead in the third quarter and scored eight unanswered points during an 18-7 run. By the end of the frame, the Dragons trailed by 20 points. King George coach Darko Kulic tried to fire up his team. During a time-out he shouted in the huddle, “Do we want this? Do we want this?” The Dragons screamed back that, yes, they did. On 15 three-point shots in the second half, the Dragons sunk only three. Their shooting from the field wasn’t much stronger and they scored 10

points off 17 shots in the second half. Palmer was more consistent and scored 16 points off 13 attempts from the field in the second half. They went three for 13 from deep. At press time Thursday, the Dragons’ season wasn’t over. Palmer advanced to the zone championship Thursday night against the Notre Dame Jugglers. If Palmer won, the Dragons can challenge Notre Dame for the second berth to Provincials. The Dragons must first have won their consolation game Thursday against St. Thomas More. Results weren’t known before the Courier’s print deadline. mstewart@vancourier.com twitter.com/MHStewart

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More to winter biking than just commuting EVENT GATHERS VANCOUVER CYCLISTS WHEEL WORLD with Kay Cahill

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ast week I attended WinterBike, an invitational networking event for everyone in the cycling community, ranging from bloggers, advocates, pro athletes, retailers and mechanics. This was my first year attending the notfor-profit gathering, which is now in its third year. I wasn’t sure what to expect, other than a big crowd of people who all love their bikes. The turnout was impressive and we packed the FiveSixty club on Seymour Street. There were DJs, some very generous door prizes (thank you event sponsors!), interviews, awards, and of course some great riding footage to watch. However, the core of the event was networking, and it was evident what a tremendous community we cyclists have here in Vancouver. I spoke with an incredible array of involved and passionate cycling folk but what I most appreciated was their tremendous diversity. Over the course of the evening I chatted with old and new friends from cycling advocacy groups; met others from the writing and reporting fields; gabbed with North Shore trail builders and riders; and connected with road riders whose faces were familiar from the Gran Fondo and other races. It was so great to see all these people come together for one single event, and I learned a ton of new things about cycling activities in the city and what it’s like

to compete in an event like the BC Bike Race. WinterBike was also a wonderful reminder of just how many ways there are to have fun on a bike. Rocketing down muddy trails through the trees on the North Shore, riding the tailwinds on a lightweight road bike down the long straightaway to Iona Beach, feeling your head clear as you pedal home after a long day at the office, reaching the final few kilometres of a 12-hour Randonneur brevet, cruising with family and friends around the Seawall on a sunny day.

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Even just a quick run to the store for groceries is way more fun on two wheels. During the winter, I sometimes overlook the many forms of cycling other than commuting. WinterBike was a timely reminder that there’s joy in the open road and on the trail even during short days and rainy evenings. So to celebrate, this weekend I took out my downhill bike and went for a muddy, happy spin along the easy trails in Pacific Spirit Park. Kay Cahill is a cyclist and librarian who believes bikes are for life, not just for commuting. Read more at www.sidecut.ca or email kay@sidecut.ca.

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n any conversation about Netflix, someone inevitably says the following: “It’s better in the U.S.” For the most part, they’re right. Since my recent column offering tips on how to find content on the site, several readers noted the disparity in Netflix offerings in the U.S., where Netflix got its start, and Canada, which was the first country outside the States Netflix expanded to. Exact numbers are hard to come by, but the U.S. version has by various estimates five to 10 times the titles the Canadian version offers. It has more recent movies and definitely more U.S. television. Why is that? Let’s bust a myth: it has nothing to do with the CRTC, which does not regulate Internet content as it does television and radio programming. But it has everything to do with Canada being a separate market to which TV and film producers, who are largely American, sell separately in the quest for additional revenue beyond what they’ve received for selling their content in the U.S. If Netflix doesn’t offer an American TV

show in Canada, it’s because it hasn’t yet, or can’t, purchase that show’s Canadian online broadcast rights. Negotiating those rights takes time and money, and sometimes it likely doesn’t make good business sense in the case of individual shows. A more limited Netflix experience in Canada doesn’t bother me. At $7.99 a month, it’s a still a good deal. It’s also the price of being a sovereign country with better healthcare. But if you want U.S. Netflix, simply travel to America. If you drive with your laptop to Bellingham, connect to wifi at a Starbucks there and fire up Netflix with your Canadian subscription, you will suddenly find yourself looking at the American version. This is by design: as a benefit to travellers, Netflix allows its subscribers to use their home subscription credentials in any of the markets in which it operates and receive the local version of Netflix. Once this travel feature was discovered, it didn’t take long before geekier subscribers outside of the U.S. began using VPNs to virtually travel to the USA. A VPN, or virtual private network, is often described as a private “tunnel” to the Internet that sets up a secure connection between your computer or device and another computer or server in a separate location. Businesses use VPNs to allow employees on the road or working at home to

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Virtual private networks such as Witopia, StrongVPN and Unblockus make it easier to go online surfing U.S.A.

connect securely with corporate servers. Commercial services offer VPNs to private individuals who want an extra layer of security while online, especially at public wifi hotspots. People in countries like China, where the Internet is heavily censored, use VPNs to access governmentblocked sites like Twitter or foreign news. And since commercial VPNs usually offer server connections all over the world, online media geeks use VPNs to connect to servers in the U.S. so that, as far as the Internet is concerned, they are “travelling” in America and can happily watch The Vampire Diaries.

Commercial VPNs popular among Canadians include Witopia, StrongVPN and Unblockus, which is not really a VPN but provides similar access to foreign sites. Most offer monthly or annual subscriptions with yearly prices roughly $50 and up. As with anything geeky, mileage varies. None of these services are particularly user friendly, but some do provide dedicated apps to simply your experience. The Witopia app for Windows, for example, gives users a relatively easy method of connecting with servers around the world, from Seattle to Stockholm. Is it legal? I’m no lawyer, but I can’t see that it’s not. Does Netflix wink at this activity? It must. Its engineers are not stupid and online forums are full of information about how to do this. But because of the additional cost and relative complexity involved with VPNs, Netflix likely recognizes that the number of people who are border jumping this way is a tiny fraction of its subscriber base. To thwart VPNs would only alienate its most dedicated fans in geekdom, which — because it is both vocal and influential with mainstream consumers — you provoke at your peril. Next column: Reader questions, including reader suggestions for Netflix viewing. blink@vancourier.com twitter.com/trueblinkit

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etail and real estate analysts believe large retailers such as Walmart or Target could start pushing for construction of a new mall on either of two downtown blocks that are ripe for redevelopment. Canada Post’s sale in January of its longtime Vancouver headquarters to BC Investment Management Corp. (BCIMC) has opened up the block bounded by Georgia, Homer, Dunsmuir and Hamilton streets. Two blocks east is Larwill Park, which is owned by the City of Vancouver and bounded by Georgia, Cambie, Dunsmuir and Beatty streets.

The Vancouver Art Gallery (VAG) is hoping to convince the city at a meeting, likely to be held in early March, that it should be given the site — which some estimate to be worth $200 million — to build a new $300 million gallery. “Either one of those sites could anchor a downtown shopping complex and support all the traffic and financing that’s needed to create an effective centre,” said James Smerdon, vice-president and director of retail consulting at Colliers International. He expects Target to open 49 Canadian stores this spring, mostly in Western Canada and southwestern Ontario. The chain will then open an additional 17 stores this summer and another 48 stores in the fall, mostly in Quebec and Ontario. “They’re looking at sites for new construction, but the ones they’re opening this year are entirely former Zellers locations. “They’ve taken those stores down to the studs. They’re brand new stores.” Smerdon added that, despite umpteen new shopping centres or mall expansions slated around Metro Vancouver, demand has yet to plateau for new retail development, particularly downtown, where nei-

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ther Target nor Walmart has a presence. “They could anchor a downtown shopping complex — either one of [the two sites] — and support all the traffic and financing that is required to create an effective centre.” Other real estate watchers say that al-

though retail rents will fetch several times that of an office lease rate, the best use for Larwill Park would be something that recognizes its heritage as a gathering spot once known as Cambie Street Grounds. gkorstrom@biv.com twitter.com/glenkorstrom

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

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

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

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2BDRM+DEN/2BTH CONDO for Sale. Next to Willowbrook Mall, Langley. 961sqft $255,500. Helen 604-762-7412 Price reduced! Sale by Owner. $10K BELOW assessment, 2br+ Den or 3br, 2ba 1083sf condo, Nr SFU $339,900 604-866-7326 see uSELLaHOME.com id5557

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

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

MULTI-FAMILY DEVELOPMENT properties on 7700 block Kingsway for sale. $160.00 per sf. For more info call 604-324-0655 NEWTON 723SF 1br ground level w/private entry, insuite laundry $139,900 604-984-8891 see uSELLaHOME.com id5546

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

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

7BDRM/3BTH 5187 Marine Dr, Burnaby. For Sale by Owner uSELLaHOME.com, ID# 5669. Tel: 604-722-7977. Mortgage Helper. $722,000. THOM CREEK Ranch. In Chilliwack’s premier retirement complex. 2090 sq ft finished plus 294 unfinished ready to model. In the top row with superb, unspoilable views of the City, mountains and way beyond. Excellent Clubhouse. Friendly neighbours $419,000 negotiable. No HST. 604-377-1068

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

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

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

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

ASKING $293K, 2 bdrm, 845sf. Great location, near transit/shops. #104-2600 E 49th. OPEN HOUSE Sun Feb 24, 2-4pm Call Pat @ Sutton WestCoast 604 220-9188.

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

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

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

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

6025 GREEN TIMBERS beautifully updated 3100sf 5br 3.5ba, suite 8400sf lot $565K 604-340-1551 see uSELLaHOME.com id5631

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

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2 BR + bsmnt house on 1/2 acre lot, rented, 13690 Bentley Road, S. Surrey. Quick sale $695,000. Call 604-324-0655

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

CHIMNEY HTS like new 4100sf 8br 6ba w/main floor bedroom, 2 suites, $638K 604-441-9652 see uSELLaHOME.com id5563

211/80B AV 3034sf 6br 5ba with legal 2br basement suite, quiet crescent $589,900 604-649-6030 see uSELLaHOME.com id5607 CLAYTON IMMACULATE 3523 sf 5br 3.5ba w/bsmt suite across from park $648K 604-575-7636 see uSELLaHOME.com id5551

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

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

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

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

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

6020-36

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

6020-24

North Delta

Industrial/ Commercial

NORTH DELTA near new 2583 sf 5br 4.5ba with 1br side suite, warranty $698,888 604-765-4211 see uSELLaHOME.com id5622

E. NEWTON 4000sf 8br 5.5ba 2 yr old 3 level home w/3 br bsmt suite $699K 778-895-8620 see uSELLaHOME.com id5628

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

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

6030

Lots & Acreage

33 X 99’ FOR SALE (no back lane) in Vancouver, Rupert/Euclid area, $685,000. 604-306-4314

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

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

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

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

PENDER ISLAND, level building lot (3819 Pirates Rd) 0.36 ac/ 15,681 sq ft with water sewer, hydro, cable at lot line. By owner only $109,900. 604-988-2653 CUSTOM BUILT, 2200sf, 3BR+ den, 2.5 bath, new fixtures, 7300sf lot, $659K, 604-943-9600

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

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

Tsawwas.

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

FORT LANGLEY 2300sf 5br w/suite above 3 additional rental units $965K 604-882-6788 see uSELLaHOME.com id5533

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

Port Moody

Ladner/ South Delta

Real Estate

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

MULTI FAMILY, 10 RENTAL HOMES in Mission with $91,000 net income, on 6.5 acres, $1,050,000. 604 838-8692

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

6020-14

S. Surrey/ White Rock

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

Coquitlam

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

6020 NEWTON UPDATED 1007sf 2br ground lvl, private entry, insuite laundry, $196,900 604-592-2991 see uSELLaHOME.com id5598

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

6020-08

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

6008-06

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

Surrey

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-02

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

Vancouver East Side

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

6020-40

Vancouver West Side

OPEN HOUSE Every Sunday from 2-4pm. Well priced 3 bedrooms up and 3 bedrooms downstairs family home in Fraser Street area. Great layout with option of a mortgage helper or nanny suite with separate entrance, double car garage and large patio. Close to shopping, cafes, restaurants, parks and schools. Melanie Chow. 604-839-3231 mchow@macrealty.com Website: www.melaniechow.ca

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

6035

Mobile Homes

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

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


A38 A36

THE VANCOUVER COURIER FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2013 THE VANCOUVER COURIER FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2013

REAL ESTATE HOME SERVICES 6040

Okanagan/ Interior

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

6050

Out Of Town Property

8010

Alarm/Security

ADT 24/7 MONITORING FREE Home Security System, $850 value! Only $99 Install Fee! Low monthly rates. Call now! 877-249-1741 ADT Auth Co.

8015

Appliance Repairs

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

8030

Carpentry

8087

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

6052

Real Estate Investment

Since 1989

RENOS • REPAIRS 9129 Shaughnessy St., Van.

732-8453

By hand, Paving, landscaping, stump / rock / cement / oil tank & dirt removal, paver stones, Jackhammer, Water / sewer line / sumps. Slinger avail. 24 hrs Call 341-4446 or 254-6865

6065

Recreation Property

FENCES & DECKS front steps, retaining walls, repair or renew, John 778-998-5591 tarasoffconstruction.com

8105

Flooring/ Refinishing

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

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

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

8060

Artistry of Hardwood Floors

Concrete

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

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

Installation • Refinishing • Repairs ART of HARDWOOD FLOORS 604-240-3344 INSTALLATION REFINISHING, Sanding. Free est, great prices. Satisfaction guar. 604-518-7508

8120

Glass Mirrors

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

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

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

Tel: 604-603-9655

8125

Gutters

AT YOUR HOME GUTTER SERVICES

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

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

Drainage

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

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

8075 HATZIC LAKE 1 hr drive from Vanc, 2 vacant lots 1 is lakefront $70K is for both 604-302-3527 see uSELLaHOME.com id5588

Drywall

Since 1989

732-8453

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

One call does it all!

To advertise:

604-630-3300

Since 1989

RENOS • REPAIRS 9129 Shaughnessy St., Van.

732-8453

HANDYMAN, reno, kitchen, bath, plumbing, countertop, flooring, painting, etc. Mic, 604-725-3127 Home Improvement- No job too small. Carpentry, painting, fencing, drywall, baseboards, lam flooring, deck repairs, p/washing, gutters. Refs Brian Evans 604-266-2547/785-4184 MR. BUILD - Renos and Repairs. Est 1989. 9129 Shaughnessy St. Please call 604-732-8453

8140

Heating

Actual Plumbing & Heating, Boilers, Furances, Tankless, Hotwater tanks, 24/7, Seniors/Military Disc, Lic., BBB, 604-874-4808

Kitchens/Baths

www.RenoRite.com

Save Your Dollars

✓ RenoRite 604 451 0225

Bath Kitchen Suites & More

8155

Landscaping

WCB – Fully Insured 100% Money Back Guarantee

604-340-7189

*Must be mentioned at time of booking estimate to receive 20% off ACCREDITED BUSINESS

New Lawns, Replacing Old, Drainage, Landscaping, etc. ~ Any size job ~

Nick 220-5296

www.englishlawns.com

8160

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

8080

Electrical

A. LIC. ELECTRICIAN #19807 Semi-retired wants small jobs only. 604-689-1747, pgr 604-686-2319 A Lic’d. Electrician #30582. Rewiring & Reno, Appliance/ Plumbing. Rotor Rooter and Hydro Pressure Jetting Service, 778-998-9026 or 604-255-9026 Free Est / 24/7 ALL YOUR electrical & reno needs. Lic’d electrician #37940. Insured, bonded & WCB. Free est Reasonable rates 604-842-5276 LIC. ELECTRICIAN #37309 Commercial & residential renos & small jobs. 778-322-0934. YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guar’d. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

778-996-8065 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

* MUSHROOM MANURE *

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

8175

Masonry

Alliance

Windows & Power Washing Time To Clean Your Gutters

• Gutter Cleaning • Moss Removal • Power Washing • Window Cleaning • Contract Pricing • Strata Work • Property Managers Welcome Work Done by Professionals Fully Insured

604-723-2526 CLEARWEST Window & Gutter Cleaning & Repair, Painting, Pwrwashing Services, 604-710-3581

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

Patios/Decks/ Railings

HEDGING GARDENING CLEAN-UPS PRUNING

DUNBAR LAWN & GARDENS Free Estimates

604-266-1681

WCB • FULLY INSURED

EST. 41 YEARS

Residential, Strata, Commercial Gardens Designed, Installed, Maintained Trees/Hedges Installed, Removed, Power Rake, Aerate, Moss Control AVG $170 Retaining Walls, Patios, Pathways

604-737-0170

HEDGE SHRUB TREE & STUMP REMOVAL

Kitchens Bathrooms • Additions Decks & Patios

Guaranteed • Insured • WCB

• 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

8205

Paving/Seal Coating

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

8220

Plumbing

Biresh • 604-340-7765

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

604-318-4390 aaronrconstruction.com

WE CAN FIX IT

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

8185

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

HOME ADVANTAGE

AFFORDABLE MOVING 1 to 3 Men

Contracting Ltd

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

GLOBAL PLUMBING

Licenced & Insured Local & Long Distance

• $69/hr • 24/7 • Insured

45 We accept Visa, Mastercard & Interac 604-537-4140 www.affordablemoversbc.com

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

Licenced Plumber & Gas Fitter

BROTHERS MOVING & Delivery Local & Long Distance 604-720-0931 Best rate. bc.moving@gmail.com

8193

Oil Tank Removal

FLECK CONTRACTING LTD.

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

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

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

8195

Painting/ Wallpaper

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

South Slope Plumbing Heating & Drainage 24/7 emergency service Seniors Discounts Repairs and Renos Residential & Commercial 778-858-7180

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

ENGLISH LAWNS, new lawn installs, replace old, drainage, landscaping, pavers, etc. Any size job. Nick, 604-929-7732

★ STAFFORD & SON ★ Interior/Exterior. Top quality work. Reas. rates. BBB, 604-221-4900

For Free Estimates Call Ryan 778.809.6677 homeadvantagecontracting@gmail.com

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

Licenced, insured & bonded

Since 1989

RENOS • REPAIRS 9129 Shaughnessy St., Van. 10% Off with this Ad! For all your plumbing, heating & reno needs. Lic Gas Fitter, Aman. 778-895-2005 ★ 3 Licensed Plumbers ★ 66 years of exp. 604-830-6617 www.oceansidemechanical.com Actual Plumbing & Heating, 24/7, Seniors/Military Disc. Lic. & Insured BBB, 604-874-4808 SAVE ON PLUMBING Licensed Plumber/Gas fitter, $68/HR. Same day service. Insured, BBB member 604-987-7473, 604-721-6075 Samy

8225

Power Washing

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

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

TOTAL HOME A RENOVATIONS Since 1983

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

224-3669

licensed - Insured - WCB

Certified Plumber & Gas Fitter

FROM DESIGN TO FINISH

FREE ESTIMATE INSURED

Residential & Commercial Renovations

604.721.6075

604-731-2443

Certified • Insured • WCB

rakesandladders.com

Renovations & Home Improvement

Contracting Ltd.

Moving & Storage

For Free Estimates Call

LAWNS • GARDENS • TREES • SHRUBS EST.1994

8240

BLUE MAPLE

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

Lawn & Garden

atyourhomeservicesgroup.ca RENOS • REPAIRS 9129 Shaughnessy St., Van.

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

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

8200

• Monthly contracts• hedge trimming•tree pruning •lawn cutting • new gardens weeding • garden patios • Spring Clean Up • junk removal • free est.

Seniors Discount

Commercial/Residential

$

8073

Lawn & Garden

FREE ESTIMATES

604-253-0049

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

8160

THE LONE GARDENER

8150

Cleaning

Hey Vancouver! Need help? Laundry at your place, cleaning home/office. 604-345-8744 LANGLEY RENOD sxs duplex +1/2ac lot, rental income $2,200 /month $479,900 604-807-6565 see uSELLaHOME.com id3186

Fencing/Gates

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

8055

Handyperson

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

CARPENTER, 30yrs exp. Renos, basements, suites, fencing, patios, etc. No job is too small. Call Tony 604-255-4877

EXP’D & RELIABLE House Cleaner, also gardening. Westside. Refs avail. 604-771-2978

8130

# 1 YARD DRAINAGE, STONE WORK & HOUSE DEMOLITION

8090 CRANBROOK 2060SF 4br 3ba reno’d home w/side suite on 2 lots $239,900 778-887-4530 see uSELLaHOME.com id5304

Excavating

732-8453

A1 CONTRACTING. Bsmt, bath, kitchen cabinets, tiling, painting & decks. Dhillon, 604-782-1936 ★ COMPLETE RENOS ★ If you need a helping hand call Frank the Handyman! 604-327-8070 C 604-802-3109 CONSTRUCTION SERVICES Over 30yrs exp, repairs and small reno’s. Jerry 778-994-6468 FENCES, DECKS, Concrete Form Work, Retaining Walls, Garages. Larry • 604-338-9272 High United Construction New build, renos, drywall, tile, stucco, plumbing, repairs. Big or small jobs. Randy 604-250-1385 ★HOME RENOVATIONS★ − Reasonable Rates − 604-506-4519 MR. BUILD - Renos and Repairs. Est 1989. 9129 Shaughnessy St. Please call 604-732-8453 ★RENOVATIONS - Over 25 yrs exp. Drywall, Painting, Kitchen, Bath, Tenant Improvement that meets code. Call 604-722-4411 SN TOTAL HOME RENO Bathrooms, kitchens, bsmts, decks, etc Free est 604-318-4054 sntotalhomereno@gmail.com

Bill 604-298-1222 www.chrisdalehomes.com

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

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


HOME SERVICES 8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

STRUCTURAL REPAIRS! Renos, New Constr. WCB & Ins 604.925.0661 or 604.861.8145 EUROPE - RENOVATION Complete home renovation & new addition. Visit: europerenovation.com Call: 778-233-5726

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

*Must be mentioned at time of booking estimate to receive 20% off ACCREDITED BUSINESS

atyourhomeservicesgroup.ca

8255

Rubbish Removal

8255

Rubbish Removal

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

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

bradsjunkremoval.com

604-220•JUNK(5865) 20 YARD BINS Avail Now ! We Load or You Load

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

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

8300

Stucco/Siding/ Exterior

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

RENTALS 6505

Apartments & Condos

6505-12

6508

Apt/Condos

West Van Apt. Rentals

BLACK Tusk Roofing & Sheet Metal. Natural Slate & Metal Roofing 778-987-4054

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

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

WEST SIDE ROOFING

604-722-1105

15%

OFF TODAY!

604-722-1105

A Eastcan Roofing & Reno’s Re-Roof, Repair. Ins. WCB. BBB. 604-562-0957 or 604-961-0324

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

AMG ROOFING & SIDING

10% Discount. WCB. Re-Roofing, New Roof, Gutters. 604-812-9721

AMBLESIDE ROOFING

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

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

Student Works

Disposal & Recycling Trips start at

$49

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

John 778-288-8009

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

6508

Apt/Condos

2 BDRM, Pt Grey Condo.W/d, Quiet, Secure bldg, f/p, u/g parking.Hardwood floors. 1000 sq ft $2375.00/mo.Call 604-340-9650

AMBER LODGE

Oak & West 14th 1 BR’s (Avail now & Mar. 1) Studios (Avail Mar. 1)

Well maintained building close to all amenities and VGH. Some pets ok.

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

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

Call 604-327-1178

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

604-731-2714

UBC, 805-5868 Agronomy Rd, 2B, 2BA, bal, 1008sf, lease, no pet, no smoking, rent $2700, now, Eric 604-723-7368

Tiling

8315

Tree Services

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

8335

PLUMBING & HEATING RICHARD SAUNDERS West Vancouver: 604.908.1469 Vancouver: 604.874.4808 richard@actualplumbing.ca Actual Plumbing & Heating, Ltd., Suite #302-1489 Marine Drive, West Vancouver

www.actualplumbing.ca

Window Cleaning

Since 1989

GUTTER CLEANING. moss removal, roof cleans, Strata work, property managers welcome. Steven 604-723-2526

vancourier.com

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

.com ❑ All Renovations ❑ All Home Repairs ❑ All Painting

❑ Bathrooms ❑ Kitchens ❑ Basements

604-732-8453

9129 Shaughnessy St., Vancouver

RENOVATIONS & CUSTOM HOMES

6508

Apt/Condos

Renovations & Custom Homes www.rjrrenovator.com www.rjrconstruction.ca

604.254.1760

YORKSHIRE APARTMENTS

1 BR’s (avail now) & Studio (avail Mar. 1)

Quiet & well maintained building w/ Resident Manager. Parking available & laundry onsite. 1 block to Kits Beach. Pet friendly. 604-736-3395

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

1 BR bsmt, quiet area, shr’d w/d, $750 incl utils, 39th/Nanaimo, NS/ NP, avail March 1, near transit, 604-299-4321

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Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: Much work faces you, but tackle only routine, ongoing or formerly neglected chores before March 17. DON’T start big new projects, employ new staff, nor buy machinery, tools, computers – lemons abound. A former job might be offered. If you’re seeking employment, canvas former bosses. Sunday’s bright, hopeful, happy. Retreat and rest Monday/ Tuesday -- government-related tasks go well. (Though they, too, face delay.) Your energy and pizzazz return strongly midweek, but luck (in love, learning, law and travel) mixes with domestic problems. Your money luck soars Friday/Saturday. Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: This week goes from better to best! (But don’t be tempted to start a new project or relationship before March 17.) Sunday’s for ambition and community reputation: elevate yours by joining, helping. Optimism, popularity, wish fulfillment and general delight fill Monday/Tuesday: an old flame or flirty friend could reappear . You’re on a month-long winning streak of romance, creativity, sports or pleasure. You can renew contacts on many levels, including business. Retreat midweek to rest and contemplate. Your energy and charisma soar Friday/Saturday – you’ll succeed, attract love. Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Don’t start new projects or relationships before March 17, Sage, especially in family, domestic, nutrition, real estate, retirement or security zones. (E.g., you could find new renovations have left no room for the basement stairs.) Stick to ongoing projects, or situations from the past. Clear away neglected home-related chores. Sunday’s mellow, thoughtful, cultural. Show your ambition Monday/Tuesday (but start nothing new!). Happiness, optimism and friends fill midweek. Success assured with institutions, government, meditation, rest, health and research Friday/Saturday.

Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Start nothing new before March 17, Cap, especially in mail, computer, telephony, office systems, stationery, or travel. Don’t buy a car or any equipment. You might rediscover a lost book, letter, photo – or an entire “lost acquaintance.” (Don’t invest too heavily in the last.) Sunday’s secrets will open, if you diplomatically push. A mellow, understanding mood flows over you Monday/Tuesday – love (or the hope of love) is possible! Be ambitious midweek, display your skills: luck accompanies you. Social delights, popularity, light romance succeed splendidly Friday/Saturday. Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Money’s just an abstract way to mete out power, security, position, food, shelter, clothing, medical, dental... and most love is entwined with these. So chase money now to March 19, Aquarius. You won’t be neglecting love, but supporting it. But don’t start a new project or venture. Stick with ongoing dollar situations, or reprise those from the past. (E.g., sell an old article, or seek a job where you worked before.) Sunday’s made exciting by a sensual person. Sex, secrets and finances, Monday/Tuesday. Understanding, mellow love midweek. Ambition, career Friday/Saturday. Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: Your energy, luck and charisma remain high, Pisces. Remember, start nothing before March 17. Until then, you’ll remain indecisive about goals, partnerships, opportunities, relocation, and love. Stick with ongoing projects, or reprise old ones – avoid the new. Everything’s smooth this week. Chores call Sunday. Relationships, opportunities and goals arise Monday/Tuesday – though excitement occurs, remember: no new links or projects. Life’s mysteries emerge midweek, but hold few rewards if you solve them. Friday/Saturday bring gentle love, intellectual venues superb luck. Ads and continued

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Luxury Cars

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

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

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1969 MERCEDES Benz 280S, collector plates, excellent condition, $3900. 604-723-3654

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

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

2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited Affordable Luxury 35,600 kms 2.4LGDI DOHC- $22,600 email: sjscot@shaw.ca 604-794-3428

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

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

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

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2006 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SuperCharged, automatic, 420hp, Canadian car, fully serviced at MCL Motorcars, records available. In very good condition, smells and looks like new. This truck has been babied, 130,000 Kms so it has averaged 20K a year. Rear DVD entertainment package factory all original. Please call Fred at 604-779-9233. $28,999.

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Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

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

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

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

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

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

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

2008 FORD Pickup Lariat, 49,000km, loaded + +, $33,000 Must Sell! 604-313-2763

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

2012 AUDI A4 Quattro, Premium, 29,000km, $44,500, panorama sunroof, auto, monsoon grey, black leather interior, all season tires. Snow tires optional. 604-764-8044

1991 MERCEDES BENZ 300C. Auto, new tires. 111,000 km. Exc cond. $6,000 obo 604-786-6495 1994 PONTIAC Trans Am GT red with grey int., well maint., lady driven $4800. Serious inquires only. Ph 604-997-2583

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

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

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

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

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

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

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1998 HONDA Goldwing SE + Champion Daytona 2+2 conv. sidecar, loaded, 36K, new cond, classic, $13,500. 604 945-0376

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

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1976 MGB Roadster. British racing green colour. 4 speed. New top and carpet. Engine work done. $5,850. 604-591-8566

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1967 Jaguar E-TYPE 39,000 Km, Mint coupe, Stunning. $65,000. 604-926-5262

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

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

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

2006 Saab 9-3 2.0T 111,121kms Economical original $39,830. 778-837-1900, $9,695 1998 HONDA Accord Ex, low kms, new tmg belt, brakes, water pump, $4200 obo, 604-812-4912

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

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

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

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1989 19’ Bayliner Capri Blue, 2.3 litre IB Fresh water cooled Exc cond. Well maint. Lots of extras, c/w trailer . $4,695. 604-837-7564

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

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TM The Hyundai names, logos, product names, feature names, images and slogans are trademarks owned by Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. †Finance offers available O.A.C. from Hyundai Financial Services based on a new 2013 Elantra L 6-Speed Manual/Elantra GT GL 6-Speed Manual/Accent 4 Door L 6-Speed Manual/ Tucson L 5-Speed Manual/Santa Fe 2.4L FWD Auto with an annual finance rate of 0%/0%/0%/0.99%/1.99% for 84 months. Bi-weekly payments are $96/$108/$82/$124/$167. No down payment required. Cost of Borrowing is $0/$0/$0/$777/$2,048. Finance offers include Delivery and Destination of $1,495/$1,495/$1,495/$1,760/$1,760. Registration, insurance, PPSA, fees, levies, charges, license fees and all applicable taxes are excluded. Delivery and destination charge includes freight, P.D.E., dealer admin fees and a full tank of gas. Financing example: 2013 Elantra L 6-Speed Manual for $17,444 at 0% per annum equals $96 bi-weekly for 84 months for a total obligation of $17,444. Cash price is $17,444. Cost of Borrowing is $0. Example price includes Delivery and Destination of $1,495. Registration, insurance, PPSA, fees, levies, charges, license fees and all applicable taxes are excluded. Delivery and destination charge includes freight, P.D.E., dealer admin fees and a full tank of gas. !Fuel consumption for 2013 Elantra Sedan L 6-Speed Manual (HWY 5.2L/100KM; City 7.1L/100KM)/2013 Elantra GT GL 6-Speed Manual (HWY 5.3L/100KM; City 7.8L/100KM)/ 2013 Accent 4 Door L 6-Speed Manual (HWY 5.3L/100KM; City 7.1L/100KM)/2013 Tucson L 5-Speed Manual (HWY 7.7L/100KM, City 10.4L/100KM)/2013 Santa Fe 2.4L FWD Auto (HWY 6.7L/100KM, City 10.1L/100KM) are based on Manufacturer Testing. Actual fuel efficiency may vary based on driving conditions and the addition of certain vehicle accessories. Fuel economy figures are used for comparison purposes only. "Price of models shown 2013 Elantra Limited/Elantra GT SE Tech 6-Speed Auto/Accent 4 Door GLS Auto/ Tucson Limited AWD/Santa Fe 2.0T Limited AWD is $24,794/$27,844/$20,094/$34,109/$40,259. Prices include Delivery and Destination charges of $1,495/$1,495/$1,495/$1,760/$1,760. Registration, insurance, PPSA, fees, levies, charges, license fees and all applicable taxes are excluded. *Price adjustments are calculated against the vehicle’s starting price. Price adjustments of up to $1,100 available on 2013 Elantra GT GL 6 speed Manual. Price adjustments applied before taxes. Offer cannot be combined or used in conjunction with any other available offers. Offer is non-transferable and cannot be assigned. No vehicle trade-in required. †*"Offers available for a limited time, and subject to change or cancellation without notice. See dealer for complete details. Dealer may sell for less. Inventory is limited, dealer order may be required. ††Hyundai’s Comprehensive Limited Warranty coverage covers most vehicle components against defects in workmanship under normal use and maintenance conditions.

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Offer(s) available on select new 2012 models through participating dealers to qualified customers who take delivery by February 28, 2013. Dealers may sell or lease for less. Some conditions apply. See dealer for complete details. All offers are subject to change without notice. See dealer for complete details. Vehicles shown may include optional accessories and upgrades available at extra cost. All pricing includes delivery and destination fees up to $1,650, other fees and certain levies (including tire levies) and $100 A/C charge (where applicable) and excludes licensing, registration, insurance, other taxes, variable dealer administration fees (up to $699) and down payment (if applicable and unless otherwise specified). Other dealer charges may be required at the time of purchase. Other lease and financing options also available. ? Cash purchase price for 2012 Optima Hybrid Base (OP74AC)/2012 Sedona LX (SD751C)/2012 Rondo LX with AC (RN750C) is $27,472/$21,467/$16,517 and includes a cash savings of $4,700/$6,650/$6,250 (which is deducted from the negotiated selling price before taxes and cannot be combined with special lease and finance offers). Retailer may sell for less. ‡$4,700/$8,300/$6,250 cash savings on the cash purchase of an eligible 2012 Optima Hybrid Base (OP74AC)/2012 Sedona LX (SD751C)/2012 Rondo LX with AC (RN750C) from a participating dealer between February 1-28, 2013 is deducted from the negotiated selling price before taxes and cannot be combined with special lease and finance offers. Cash savings on Sedona includes $1,650 in delivery & destination fees. Some conditions apply. See your dealer for complete details. ΩEco-Credit for 2012 Optima Hybrid is $1,000 (deducted before taxes) and is applicable to the purchase or lease of a new 2012 Kia Optima Hybrid. Available at participating dealers. Certain restrictions apply. See dealer for details. ΔModel shown Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price for new 2012 Optima Hybrid Premium (OP74BC)/2012 Sedona EX Luxury with Navigation (SD75DC)/2012 Rondo EX V6 with Navigation (RN75CC) is $37,250/$42,745/$29,945 and includes delivery and destination fees of $1,455/$1,650/$1,650 and A/C charge ($100, where applicable). License, insurance, applicable taxes, other fees and certain levies (including tire levies), variable dealer administration fees (up to $699) and registration fees are extra. Retailer may sell for less. Available at participating dealers. See dealer for full details. ?Highway/city fuel consumption is based on the 2012 Optima Hybrid 2.4L MPI 4-cyl (A/T)/2012 Sedona 3.5L MPI V6 (A/T)/2012 Rondo 2.4L MPI 4-cyl (A/T). These updated estimates are based on Transport Canada’s approved criteria and testing methods. Refer to the Government of Canada’s EnerGuide Fuel Consumption Guide. Your actual fuel consumption will vary based on driving habits and other factors. Information in this advertisement is believed to be accurate at the time of printing. For more information on our 5-year warranty coverage, visit kia.ca or call us at 1-877-542-2886. KIA is a trademark of Kia Motors Corporation.

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WEEKLY SPECIALS 100% BC Owned and Operated Prices Effective February 21 toFebruary 27, 2013.

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

Grocery Department Earth Balance Original Buttery Spread

2/7.00

Meat Department Annie Chun’s Roasted Seaweed Snacks

3.99lb/ 8.80kg

assorted varieties

2/3.00

425g

product of USA

Produce Department

Whole Specialty Frying Chickens

Organic California Grown Red or Green Leaf Lettuce PRICING

10g • product of USA

Dairyland Milk

Organic Sirloin Tip Steaks

Clif Crunch Bars

skim, 1, 2 or 3.25%

value pack assorted varieties

4L product of Canada

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PRICING

Rogers Granola

210g • product of USA

Uncle Luke’s Maple Syrup

assorted varieties

650ml • reg 6.99

2/4.00

6.49

375ml product of Canada

product of USA

Bulk Department 285g

retail price

170g • product of USA

product of Canada

Bakery Department Organic Multigrain Bread

L’Ancetre Organic Cheese

assorted varieties

from 6.99

3.99

Amy & Brian Coconut Juice

TrueBlue or TrueBlack Juice

assorted varieties

assorted varieties

520ml

+deposit +eco fee • product of Thailand

2/6.00

2/7.00

assorted varieties

from 3/6.99

product of Canada

Rice Bakery 1.00

off regular retail price 6 -12 pack

340-454g

assorted varieties

20% off

regular retail price Shikai Borage Therapy Lotion

11.99

238ml

For dry skin that just won’t go away use ShiKai’s fragrance free all natural borage therapy lotion.

Green Foods True Vitality

Double Chocolate Fudge Rice Cookies or Bite Size Rice Flour Brownies

+deposit +eco fee • product of Canada

Rizopia Rice Pasta

375g

1.00

off regular retail price pack of 3 or 6

1.36L

Elias Honey Bear Honey Squeeze Bottle

530g

Banana Chocolate Chip or Oatmeal Carrot Walnut Muffins

340-404g product of USA

325g • product of Canada

2/4.00

3.99

Udi’s Gluten-Free Sandwich Bread

assorted varieties

Health Care Department Radius Toothbrushes

4.99

710ml

bags or bins

.50/100g 20% off regular retail price off regular

Wild Planet Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon

assorted varieties

Organic Golden Flax

Choices’ Own Organic Cheese

product of India

Eco Max Household Cleaners

each

1.98lb/ 4.37kg

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PRICING

Tasty Bite One Step Indian Entrees

medium

2.98

Organic California Grown Broccoli

5.99

40-135g

product of Canada

2/7.00

assorted varieties

from 4.99

700-750g

WOW!

PRICING

Happy Planet Soups or Chili

assorted varieties

assorted varieties

Super Sweet “Gold” Pineapples Grown in Ecuador

Deli Department

Nourishtea Loose Tea

3.79

8.99lb/ 19.82kg

2/7.00

4.99

1.98

each product of USA

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29.99

714g

Designed as an all in one meal, it contains vegetarian protein, omega-3, probiotics, enzymes, carbohydrates, greens, fibre, and 100% of the RDA of the essential daily vitamins.

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