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Mayoragainst transportation referendums LIBERALS WANT METRO VANCOUVER VOTE ON SUBWAY MIKE HOWELL

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MUSIC OF RECYCLING: A group of Vancouverites is hoping to donate instruments to help the youth of the

Recycled Orchestra, who play instruments made from garbage in Cateura, Paraguay. See feature story on page 14.

PolicereassureSunRunparticipants ORGANIZERS REPORT SURGE IN LATE REGISTRANTS MIKE HOWELL & MEGAN STEWART Staff writers

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n the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings on Monday, Vancouver runners are paying their respects by doing what they love to do. They will run. “We are fielding constant calls today about how can I register, where can I register, can I still register,” said Sun Run director Jamie Pitblado.

More than double the number of runners signed up for the Vancouver Sun Run in the final two days of online registration compared to last year. On Monday and Tuesday this week, 1,656 participants registered for the extremely popular 10-kilometre road race scheduled for Sunday, April 21. Last year, approximately 850 people signed up in the same two days. In-person registration began yesterday

and continues Friday and Saturday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily at B.C. Place. There is no registration the day of the race. Police Chief Jim Chu says the Vancouver Police Department has no information to suggest this Sunday’s Sun Run will be targeted in an attack similar to the crime that occurred at the Boston marathon. See MARATHON on page 4

idiculous is the word Mayor Gregor Robertson used in reaction to the B.C. Liberals’ plan to hold a referendum in Metro Vancouver on major transit improvements such as a subway from Commercial Drive to the University of B.C. Robertson said the Liberals’ approach to providing a solution to transit funding will delay projects such as the proposed $2.8 billion subway and $1.8 billion light-rail system requested in Surrey. “It’s ridiculous to put major projects before referendum,” the mayor told the Courier. “We haven’t done that with any recent major projects — from B.C. Place to the Port Mann Bridge. We need to get going on these transit projects. They’re big investments but we have consensus among mayors across the region — directly elected to represent our communities.” On Monday, the Liberals unveiled their plans for a referendum in their election platform. The platform says the government and the Metro Vancouver Mayors’ Council have worked together to find solutions to TransLink’s “funding challenges.” “However, in order for these solutions to have legitimacy and taxpayer agreement, they need to be tested by the electorate who, ultimately, will be paying for them,” the document said. Earlier this month, Transportation Minister Mary Polak announced the government will create a working group with regional mayors to find sustainable funding sources for transit projects. See MAYORS on page 4

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ART OF THE DEAL BY MIKE HOWELL The mayor throws his support behind the $350 million plan to move the Vancouver Art Gallery. Will the money be found?

FEW IN NUMBER BY CHERYL ROSSI

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OPINION THAT FAMILIAR FEELING BY ALLEN GARR The NDP’s record on transportation, homelessness and seismic funding is little better than that of the Liberals it wants to replace.

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SEE MORE WITH LAYAR Additional content in this issue available through the Layar app includes: P01: INSTRUMENTS OF CHANGE See the moving YouTube video of the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura playing with instruments made from items scrounged from a garbage dump.

P08: DEVELOPING STORY A link to the online public consultation PlaceSpeak to read comments on the Musqueam’s proposed development near UBC.

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Mayorswant‘strongervoice’inTransLink Road pricing, a vehicle levy, property taxes and the carbon tax are among sources discussed publicly by various mayors, including Robertson, who said the mayors need “a stronger voice” in the governance of TransLink to set transit priorities. Currently the mayors’ council has no decision-making powers and reports to the nonelected TransLink board of directors, which has the power to implement short-term and long-term transportation and financial plans. “If we take years to do referendums and second guess the needs on the ground, that does not serve our city,” said the mayor, pointing to California where referendums have paralyzed projects. “When there are clear priorities established by elected governments, there’s a mandate to deliver on those and allocate public resources.” The NDP has yet to roll out its platform on transit but party leader Adrian Dix said Tuesday that “we have a different approach that we’ll lay out in the campaign.” The Liberals say a referendum would be tied to the fall election in 2014. But they didn’t disclose how much it would cost or indicate what type of question or questions would be asked. Jerry Dobrovolny, the city’s director of transportation, has said a subway is key to achieving Vancouver’s 2040 transportation plan’s goal of having two-thirds of all trips done by foot, bicycle or transit by 2040. Dobrovolny has also pointed out the $1.4 billion Evergreen Line from Coquitlam will dump 25 per cent more users at the Broadway station in the summer of 2016. An estimated 2,000 transit users per morning rush are passed up by buses at the Broadway station and city staff says Broadway is the busiest bus corridor in North America. mhowell@vancourier.com twitter.com/Howellings

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Chu assured the Vancouver Police Board Tuesday that police are monitoring the information coming out of the investigation in Boston where three people died after two bombs exploded near the finish line of the iconic 26-mile race. But, Chu said, nothing has warranted the department to revise its security plan for Sunday’s 10-kilometre run, the largest of its kind in Canada, attracting more than 48,000 participants last year. “We understand that the events in Boston can make people feel anxious and uneasy but we do not believe that people need to be concerned,” Chu said. “But we are going to have some extra eyes and ears out there.” Volunteers from community police centres and crime watch programs will be

We’re hopeful it’s going to be a very safe event, as it has been every year... – Gregor Robertson

those extra eyes and ears, said Chu, adding that police have met with city officials, the fire department, transit and paramedics about this Sunday’s run. For security reasons, the department does not disclose the number of officers deployed to a large event but Chu said there will be enough to ensure “everybody has a safe and happy time.”

“The best partner we have for these events is the public, so we’re always going to remind the public to be vigilant and not to be afraid to report suspicious behaviour to us,” he said. Police board member Mary Collins suggested the police department urge participants and fans of the Sun Run not to bring backpacks Sunday. There have been various news reports about the bombings in Boston saying explosives were concealed in backpacks or duffel bugs. As of Wednesday, the department had no plans to request the public keep their backpacks at home. Though there are secured areas for participants at the start and finish of the Sun Run, the course’s route and corridors are wide open and easily accessible by the public.

Mayor Gregor Robertson, who doubles as chairperson of the police board, echoed Chu’s comments about the lack of information to suggest any danger for participants and fans of the run. Robertson also noted the police department is deployed at several hundred public events every year and that he has confidence in officers to provide the same level of security this Sunday. “We’re hopeful it’s going to be a very safe event, as it has been every year,” Robertson told reporters after the police board meeting. “This is well thought through and I know there’s extra effort to ensure we’re prepared for the Sun Run this year. (For more on this story, see page 33.) mhowell@vancourier.com twitter.com/Howellings


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he Vancouver Art Gallery looks like it will get a new home now that Mayor Gregor Robertson of the ruling Vision Vancouver party has announced his support for a new facility. Robertson released a statement Wednesday night saying the proposed $350 million gallery to be built on a vacant lot next to the Queen Elizabeth Theatre will be “a huge opportunity to bolster our creative sector.” “We’ve done a lot of work to support the arts in recent years but this has the potential to really elevate our creative economy to the next level,” the mayor said. “I hope that all of city council will support the recommendation.” A city staff report to go before council Tuesday recommends the city enter into a 99-year lease with the gallery — for a nominal fee — for 1.8 acres of the city-owned property at 688 Cambie St. The site is known as Larwill Park and was once a bus depot. The gallery portion of the site would take up two-thirds of the property. The city will look to sell off the remaining

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Vancouver Art Gallery director Kathleen Bartels says she’s confident millions will be secured from senior levels of government to build new art gallery at Larwill Park. chunk of land for development to recoup $50 million it spent on upgrades to the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Playhouse and Orpheum. If the Vancouver Art Gallery Association is given the green light to go ahead with the project, raising money will be key to the success of the agreement with the city. The gallery’s proposed funding model requires $150 million to be raised privately while $100 million each will be expected from the provincial and federal govern-

ments for a total of $350 million. Gallery director Kathleen Bartels said the gallery has $54 million from the provincial government and another $40 million from private donations. The city has set a deadline of April 30, 2015 for the gallery to secure $100 million from the federal government and an additional $50 million from the province for the deal to proceed. “If the funding deadlines for some reason cannot be met, upon notice from the gallery, council

would have discretion to reconsider the terms of the agreement,” said the city report, noting the project can only go ahead once 75 per cent of the total construction budget is secured. Bartels said she is confident the bulk of the money will be raised before the April 2015 deadline and noted the gallery’s fundraising campaign will stretch across the country. “All along we knew there would be milestones and we’d have to raise significant funds,” Bartels told the Courier. “The [gallery’s] board and staff are committed to making that happen.” The current gallery at Robson Square has outgrown its space and has no room for school programs, added Bartels,when asked about the reason for building a new facility, which would more than double the area for exhibition space. Realtor Bob Rennie, who owns a private art gallery in Chinatown and is involved with international art organizations, and David Baxter of the Urban Futures Institute wanted a number of smaller, cheaper specialized galleries built across the city instead of one large building. Reached by telephone Thursday, Rennie said he and Baxter couldn’t fathom where the gallery anticipates the money for the project will come from in what are tight financial times for governments. “I would think that there has been huge due diligence done but I have a hard time believing in this economy that that money is there,” Rennie said. “If it’s there, is this the right place for it?” mhowell@vancourier.com twitter.com/Howellings


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racey Morrison, an aboriginal woman with drug and alcohol addictions, has felt judged by medical professionals for her Downtown Eastside postal code and the colour of her skin. She says she’s been kicked out of and turned away from St. Paul’s Hospital without receiving treatment she sought. She claims a doctor at the Pender Community Health Clinic greeted her with “What’s your script?” immediately assuming she was on methadone when she was seeking help for her type 2 diabetes, arthritis pain and other ailments. “I get frustrated when I can’t see a good doctor and then I don’t see a doctor, and that’s when my addiction gets even worse,” said Morrison, who rarely drinks but uses “not a whole lot” of crack every day. “Because I’m trying to dull the pain or even that I’m scared to go to the doctor or I’m frustrated to go to the doctor.” That’s why Morrison, a board member of the Western Aboriginal Harm Reduction Society, is pleased that an addiction medicine training program will start in Vancouver July 1, with international accreditation from the American Board of Addiction Medicine. Dr. Evan Wood, director of the St. Paul’s HospitalGoldcorpFellowshipinAddictionMedicine and Canada Research Chair in Inner City Medi-

cine at the University of B.C., believes better trained doctors would help reduce the stigma against people with addictions by increasing understanding that addiction is a medical condition with social implications and medical interventions can dramatically improve health. “It takes time to address stigma, but certainly having a world-leading training program in addictions medicine staffed by faculty that are also international experts can address the stigma that does exist in our society,” Wood said. He doesn’t want addicts and their families to feel too ashamed to see a doctor. Goldcorp Inc. announced a commitment of $3 million to St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation last September for Canada’s only addiction medicine training west of Ontario. Led by the B.C. Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, the program will provide a year of training in clinical skills, scholarship and research for 20 applicants over five years. Wood says training in addictions medicine is limited for doctors in psychiatry and family practice and almost non-existent for internal medicine. He said training needs to catch up with the science of addiction medicine, which he says has progressed “in leaps and bounds.” He says a growing number of medications have been proven to dramatically improve rates of abstinence but doctors are reluctant to prescribe medication they haven’t been trained to use. crossi@vancourier.com

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he preferred option for the Musqueam Indian Band’s development of a 22-acre site on University Endowment Lands was presented at an open house April 18. The band plans to develop a site known as Block F between University Boulevard and Acadia Road, land which was returned by the provincial government under a 2008 reconciliation agreement. The open house was part of the pre-application process. The preferred option envisions a commercial village of 30,000 square feet, a four-storey 120-room hotel, residential buildings, including three-storey town homes, four-to-six storey buildings, and four towers between 18 and 22 storeys, as well as open spaces in the form of trails, parks and village greens, according to Gordon Easton, project manager at Colliers International. Easton added it allows for the mature stand of trees to remain with the wetlands in the centre of the site. “That’s something we heard quite strongly from the community and the Pacific Spirit Park Society — that that was something they’d really like to see and also respecting the current trail network connections that exist on the site,” he said. Thursday marked the third open house for the project — about 300 attended the first open house in early December and another 170 attended the second one in early February. Almost 1,300 views have been recorded to date for the Block F topic on PlaceSpeak, an online community consultation site. Easton told the Courier the rationale behind the proposed tower heights is to preserve as much of the park and open space as possible. “There’s still room for amendment and we’re still looking for feedback on the plan, but I would say the kind of framework that’s presented will likely form the application,” he said, noting reaction to the project has been varied. “I think there are some that are prepared to look at a trade off for the amount of open space and the building height. Because it’s in-

troducing a change, there’s always those who will be resistant to some height on the site. We’ve tried to minimize it and we’ve tried to look at heights that are consistent with UBC neighbourhoods — we back onto Acadia Road. UBC has recently introduced 22-storey towers in Wesbrook — buildings up to 22 storeys, so on the peninsula there is a precedent.” Tom Nichols, chair of the Pacific Spirit Park Society’s Block F task force, said prior to the open the organization is resigned to the development and is now focused on ensuring natural elements are protected. “We’re resigned but we’re working with the development project team from Colliers, which is taking charge of the public input that’s being sought by the developers, and we’re doing our best to maintain the values that Block F is presently providing and trying to work with them to see how they can be maintained during the development,” Nichols said. “The values are connections with the rest of the park and the rest of the park’s connections with it, the conifer growth that is there, the wetlands that are there and the waters that come out of them and feed into the streams in the park.” Easton maintains many aspects of the proposal go a long way in satisfying some of the specific stakeholder concerns. “We’ve had lots of questions about just more detail and the purpose of [Thursday’s] meeting is to really share that greater level of detail of the plan,” Easton said. As for what will be lost when the site is developed, he said: “We’re approaching it from what’s retained or gained, as opposed to what might be the net loss and we’ve identified those key features that both our stakeholders and the general public feel are most important. The reality is it is a development site, so we can’t preserve everything…so we’ve tried to be selective in where the development is situated.” Once responses are collected from the April 18 open house, the project team will develop the rezoning application. In a couple of months, a formal application will be filed with the UEL. noconnor@vancourier.com twitter.com/naoibh r For web content, scan page with

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et me ask you to suspend your disbelief for a moment. Consider that what we are seeing in the provincial election campaign that was officially kicked of this week, is actually a two-horse race. Now that I have you in this imaginary space, stop smiling and consider a couple issues that affect Vancouver. Ask yourself which party can bring about “change for the better.” Let’s start out with street homelessness. This week the City of Vancouver released a preliminary report from the most recent homeless count. The number of people sleeping outside at night is “declining.” The report notes over the 24 hour period on March 13, 273 people were found sleeping outside. This is a decrease of 11 per cent from 2012 and 66 per cent decrease since 2008, the first year of low-barrier shelters. You can quibble about the value of shelters versus more permanent residents but it would be fair to say the reduction is impressive. And it would be important to note this would not have happened without the funding support of the B.C. Liberals in general and Housing Minister Rich Coleman in particular. Coleman’s dedication to funding longer term supportive housing, agreeing to pick up the tab for, among other things, construction on 14 city sites, including operating costs, has been commendable in dealing with a serious problem in our city. While in the news release Mayor Gregor Robertson says, “we need a stable reliable provincial commitment that full shelter funding will be made permanent, as well as the investment required to meet the urgent need for new social supportive housing,” we have seen the considerable amount the Liberals have to offer. Although it may still be coming, at this point, the NDP and Adrian Dix have been mute. And the NDP hasn’t been much better on an issue being driven by the Vancouver School Board: the seismic upgrading of schools. According to board chair Patti Bacchus, Dix has so far only agreed to commit to those projects that are in the pipeline. Meanwhile, as was reported in the Courier last week, Christy Clark announced $584 million over the next three years. But that is province-wide. Vancouver has asked for $850 million to upgrade or replace 42 high risk schools. One other minor point on education and it really isn’t about money. Dix has committed to eliminating Foundations Skills Assessment tests, which are much reviled by the teachers union and many parents but supported by the Liberals and great fodder for the right-wing Fraser Institute. Money however is an issue for a matter that rates higher in the minds of Vancouverites than education and that would be public transit. In fact, the whole region is in a grumpy state due to the chronic failure of the provincial Liberals (and the NDP before them) to provide effective assistance for sustainable funding of its transportation authority TransLink. Hesitancy by both parties to fork over any portion of their pie is understandable. The province is not flush with cash these days. As you know the Liberals are predicting they will run a small (but not terribly credible) surplus in their current budget. The NDP says, if elected, it will have deficits for at least the next three years. If there is money for TransLink, neither is in a hurry to hand it over. On Monday, Clark proposed a referendum for 2014 on just how funding should be determined. Richmond’s mayor Malcolm Brodie told reporters it was “a recipe for failure.” Surrey’s Dianne Watts was equally contemptuous, saying it would have a devastating effect on her city’s plans. And the chair of the TransLink Mayors’ Council on Regional Transportation dismissed it as a “deflection.” Again, at the time of my filing this the NDP has said little except a comment its transportation critic Harry Bains made to the Globe and Mail that his party is committed to long-term funding as long as it is “not a burden to the working middle class.” Which I imagine is most of us. But then most of us, according to the latest polls, are less interested in specific issues in this campaign that they are (60 per cent) saying what we need in Victoria is change. And that doesn’t require any suspension of disbelief. agarr@vancourier.com

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Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher forced Britain, kicking and screaming, to abandon its tired and tattered security blanket of a classridden and hierarchical society,” reads the caption below a picture of the baroness on the front page of the April 9 Vancouver Sun. The same edition notes the death of famous stage magician Reveen, and I thought the caption below his picture — “famed illusionist dies” — was better suited to the former politician. Thatcher’s passing certainly cast a spell on the Canadian press, with tributes pouring from periodicals across the country in an adjectival torrent of twaddle. So for the sake of history, let’s try to recall just a few things she actually did and didn’t do. She supported the South African apartheid regime as well as the junta of the murderous Augusto Pinochet, even describing the Chilean dictator as Britain’s “staunch, true friend,” during his indictment for human rights violations. She famously claimed, “there is no such thing as society,” and tried to prove just that by wrecking the British manufacturing industry and smashing the public sector into privatized pieces. She also leveraged the U.S.-U.K. “special relationship” to wage war in the Falkland Islands and petition for the installation of short-range nuclear missiles in Europe. In a speech last week in British parliament, Labour MP Glenda Jackson declared that Thatcher had wreaked “the most heinous, social, economic and spiritual damage upon this country.” Describing the explosion of poverty and homelessness she saw first-hand, Jackson discovered “that everything I had been taught to regard as a vice — and I still regard them as vices — under Thatcherism was in fact a virtue: greed, selfishness, no care for the weaker, sharp elbows, sharp knees. They were the way forward.” “Iron Lady,” a disparaging term that Thatcher embraced, came by way of a Russian propagandist who likely drew upon a Daily Mirror journalist’s 1976 description of the up-and-coming Tory as an “Iron Maiden,” a medieval torture device. The steely coiffure wasn’t the only suspect thing about her. It took strenuous elocution lessons to banish her East End diction, resulting in a lowerregister, sing-song approximation of an Oxbridge accent. Her 1979 election win was a triumph for another brand of artifice; the “Austrian School” championed by economist Friedrich Von Hayek. Over the same time period in the U.S. the “Chicago School” led by economist Milton Friedman had piggybacked on the 1980 election of the dimwitted Ronald Reagan. The 1984 Canadian election of former prime minister Brian Mulroney, Tory buddy-in-arms with The Iron Lady and The Great Communicator, made for a hat trick by the Anglo-American elite. In the Thatcher/Reagan/Mulroney years, just as now, the rubes were told about the blessings of small government, competitiveness and individualism. Insiders soon learned this meant socialism for the rich and laissez-faire for everyone else. And now, in a fit of historical revisionism, mainstream pundits are trying to retrofit Margaret Thatcher of No. 10 Downing Street as the avenging angel of conservatism, rather than the public face of scorched earth, economic radicalism. In their view, Maggie thrust her sword into the nanny-state serpent while resuscitating Britain, “the sick man of Europe,” with the beat of her powerful wings (well, a right wing at least). Roger Ebert, film critic with the Chicago Sun Times, died a few days prior to the former prime minister. A good writer and a principled person, he knew that the human heart doesn’t sit well with ideologies of any stripe. As the chill of bankster-engineered austerity descends on the western world, it might be worthwhile for the powerful and powerless alike to count his humble words like prayer beads: “Kindness covers all of my political beliefs. No need to spell them out. I believe that if, at the end, according to our abilities, we have done something to make others a little happier, and something to make ourselves a little happier, that is about the best we can do. To make others less happy is a crime. To make ourselves unhappy is where all crime starts. We must try to contribute joy to the world. That is true no matter what our problems, our health, our circumstances. We must try. I didn’t always know this and am happy I lived long enough to find it out.” www.geoffolson.com

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To the editor: Re: “Art Phillips remembered as visionary,” April 3 Your article prompted me to write on behalf of the residents of False Creek South. Art Phillips changed the direction of our city; his legacy is one residents in False Creek South are extremely grateful for. His vision transformed our community from an industrial wasteland to the sought-after community it is today. City planners translated Art Phillip’s vision into the physical reality that is False Creek South: the beautiful seawall and gardens culminating in a vibrant public market, a community of mixed income housing, market condos, floating marinas, co-operatives, and rental accommodation. It’s a community where walking and cycling are natural responses to the winding pathways along the shoreline and between the buildings. A neighbourhood in close proximity to downtown and the Broadway corridor allows residents to adopt a healthier lifestyle and rely less on their cars. When inner city neighborhoods were dying in many North American cities in the 70s, as the flight to the suburbs intensified, Art Phillips and his council implemented a relatively (for the time) high-density community in the heart of Vancouver. It was a bold experiment. Despite the risks he and his council took to redevelop False Creek South as an inclusive community, his vision has proved wildly and internationally successful, becoming a blueprint for the future. False Creek South is the em-

bodiment of the current council’s goals for affordable housing and Greenest City: expanding the range of affordable and rental housing options; housing a moderate income workforce within the city; encouraging workers to live near their jobs in Central Broadway and downtown; and expanding walkways, bikeways and green space. Art Phillips’ vision for our community has helped to pave the way for False Creek South becoming a modern heritage community. Kathleen MacKinnon, President False Creek South Neighbourhood Association

VIADUCTS REMOVAL A DONE DEAL

To the editor: Re: “Viaduct report delayed until June,” April 12. Of course the viaduct removal is a done deal! In their desire to advance their so-called green agenda, Robertson and council will foist every dream that crosses their minds on us as quickly as possible no matter the cost or destruction of neighbourhoods. The bike lanes are very expensive real estate set aside for a small sector of the population and it seems city hall has made a concerted effort to make them as unattractive and intrusive as possible. There is the cost of the city hall directive for priority snow clearing with three vehicles dedicated to bike lanes when the major roadways and bus routes needed extra attention. We get to look forward to major reduction in

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the walkability of downtown and other environs when the bike and helmet rental infrastructure gets underway at a cost of $1.9 million or more yearly! Montreal cancelled their Bixi bikes as it was too expensive. All this money would be better spent on transit and other needs that benefit a greater percentage of the population. There seems to be no limit to impractical and unwise expenditures coming out of city hall. Gayle Nesbit, Vancouver

ECONOMY NEEDS MIDDLE GROUND To the editor: Re: “Financial elites still want to run the asylum,” April 12. It’s the perpetual clash of ideologies between the Marxist and capitalist ideologues; both of which in its extreme form are absolutely corrupt and create profound inequality and serious consequences. The question is can we somehow contrive and adopt a feasible middle-of-the-road approach, which can curb the monopoly and accumulation of wealth by the 0.1 plutocrats and facilitate a fairer distribution of income. On the other hand put a restraint on any occasional excessive demands imposed by specific unions which their actions can be detrimental to our economy and affects our daily living and public services. Stephen Chiu, Vancouver

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COURIER STORY: “How do we raise sons to be honourable in a hypersexualized world?” April 17 VICKI VANCOUVER @VICKIVANCOUVER: Boys bad, yes but what of girls sexting, what of parents pimping girls in spandex, throwing showers for pregnant teen daughters. What of girls willingly getting drunk at parties? Fiona sounds like a good parent and the projects mentioned are a refreshing backlash to OUR having created a sexualized culture — a cesspool. COURIER KUDOS & KVETCHES: “Facebook sympathy” (re: Boston Marathon tragedy), April 17 JANET S. MILLER: I wish spoke more languages so my fb page weren’t so North Americancentric — then I’d be reading the condolences for the people bombed in Iraq yesterday, and the people killed in the Iran earthquake this morning, and the people in Syria that Fisk wrote about last night, and... It’s not inappropriate, it’s just too narrow. ROXANNE MICHEL: It’s Hurricane Sandy all over again. Sad... BRUCE KNAUER: Disagree, they seem a bit cynical to me.

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NPA trustee Fraser Ballantyne and Gwen Giesbrecht and Jane Bouey of the Justice, Not Charity working group, also opposed spending money for the community engagement coordinator position. Giesbrecht and Bouey said that money should be spent on making all stories about students positive by working to maintain the district’s number of child and youth workers and to reduce waiting lists for special needs students. Board senior management has proposed reducing eight youth and family worker positions to save $464,000. Representatives of Friends of the School Library argued against cuts to library staffing, noting librarians teach digital literacy, act as the chief information officers at their schools and create a culture of literacy and inquiry. A mother of an elementary school student acknowledged the board is facing funding shortfalls but asserted expertise isn’t easily restored once it has been lost. Teacher Scott MacDonald questioned the board’s proposal and projected savings of $45,550 from closing a building at Carleton elementary. He said the space is needed. A special education teacher from Renfrew elementary asked that her outbuilding classroom that serves students who’ve faced trauma and enjoy being noisy and active not be closed to save $5,785. Adult English as a second language teacher Sonia Sara argued against the board cutting Continuing Education for a potential savings of $615,000 a year. She said a few more years is needed to rebuild the program so that it’s not a money loser. School board vice chair Mike Lombardi

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The world sends us garbage... We send back music.” What began as a simple statement from a music teacher has become a global catchphrase used to describe a group of youth from Cateura, Paraguay, a slum built on top of that country’s largest landfill. There, men, women and children look for anything of value to sell from the 1,500 tonnes of waste and garbage dumped on the site each day. It’s also where one man found a broken violin and decided to repair it. That man was Nicolás Gómez known as “Cola,” a luthier and garbage picker. He teamed up with Favio Chavez, a musician with a background in environmental technology. In 2006, Chávez launched a recycling program at Cateura and after observing the kids frequenting the dump he opened a music school, which evolved into what today is called the Recycled Orchestra project. He was also the author of that now famous phrase. Using pop caps and coins for buttons, oil cans for bodies, bent forks, recycled wood and basically anything he could get his hands on, Gomez created instruments for the orchestra. The orchestra caught the attention of a film crew working on a documentary about the youth of Paraguay and a YouTube video was made as a teaser for a featurelength film called Landfill Harmonic. The video went viral and in turn was seen by numerous Vancouverites, including environmental activist Janos Maté and Nick Urquhart, a music teacher at Killarney secondary school and president of

the West Coast Symphony Orchestra. During a dinner party a few weeks ago, the two men discussed the video and brainstormed ideas about what could be done locally. In that early discussion, the newly formed charity Instruments of Change was formed. Its short-term goal: to collect instruments for the orchestra. Its long-term hope: to bring the youth of Cateura to Vancouver to perform. “The Recycled Orchestra of Cateura teaches us so much about how much we take for granted in our society, how much waste we produce and how we need to reduce our waste stream and reuse and recycle,” says Maté. He adds it’s amazing when you consider these children live in conditions where a violin is worth more than the shack they call home. “But most moving for me is the young girl in the video who says ‘without music I would have nothing,’” Maté says. The men recruited friends and family and quickly gained the support of members of the Vancouver School Board, NDP MP for Vancouver Kingsway and violinist Don Davies, Linda Lee Thomas, principal pianist for the Vancouver Sym-

phony Orchestra, Paul Alexander a music teacher and composer at Dickens elementary school, and Jerry Prussin, owner of Prussin Music on West Broadway. To date the group has offers of donations for more than 80 instruments, some as far away as Seattle. Maté says Prussin Music has generously donated several dozen instruments and has agreed to act as a depot for donated instruments, which are also being collected at Killarney secondary. Maté says hundreds of instruments are likely gathering dust in Vancouver and available to make music in the hands of young musicians. Prussin Music has several discounted instruments for sale, which can be purchased at the store and sent to Paraguay. Donations can be made towards the purchase of those instruments, including everything from violins to trombones. Donors can have their names and personal messages forwarded to the Recycled Orchestra so the young musicians will know they’ve inspired the world. Depending on the support the group receives, the volunteers hope to bring the Recycled Orchestra to Vancouver. It’s already performed in Europe. Maté says such a visit would be an invaluable learning experience for the orchestra members and for the youth of Vancouver. In a letter to Maté, the director of Orquesta de Reciclados Cateura, Favio Chavez, writes some of these children come to the orchestra on their own initiative. He has no idea who their parents are. Chavez notes how wonderful it would be if all the children had access to real instruments. But he adds the recycled instruments would remain an important part of the program. “This process has proven successful and to respect the social status of the children living in extreme poverty for whom, receiving a musical instrument of monetary value (often worth more than their own home) would mean taking an unnecessary responsibility early in their music career,” he writes. Chavez notes the children live in a slum where people have been murdered over a cellphone. These recycled instruments, he says, allow children from the most impoverished areas with the most minimal family status to learn music. Chavez says the longterm goal of the project is to create a symphony orchestra with younger children as part of the —Janos Maté regular orchestra program. It would give them the opportunity to practise music and allow them to dream of one day pursuing a musical career. Dr. Luis Fernando Villalba, the Vancouverbased Honorary Consul of Paraguay, returned home this week from Paraguay, where he met with Chavez and other volunteers involved with the orchestra. He says the poverty the youth live in is almost unimaginable, which is why it’s important to come up with a follow-up plan on how to deal with these young people after they return from touring places like Vancouver.

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Nick Urquhart, a music teacher at Killarney secondary, said he was blown away when he first saw the Recycled Orchestra perform Vivalidi’s Four Seasons on a YouTube video using instruments made from garbage. “There are kids who take field trips to the capital city of Paraguay who have never had a Coke or seen a hamburger before,” he says. “They’ve never seen a skyscraper or a palace and have no concept of what an embassy is. Multiply that and you’ve got these kids. Then they visit Oslo or Kentucky or Vancouver and they say, ‘But, I have to go back to a dumpster.’” The question Villalba and others involved with the orchestra are wrestling with now is what’s next for these kids. Villalba and others want to ensure the youth can finish school and access higher education. “There are also practical issues,” says an emotional Villalba. “This is a place where you can get killed for a cellphone. My mom was horrified when I was home and I kept talking on my phone. Then you’re going to give a kid a $1,000 violin, something they could get raped and killed for. That’s why we have to consider what’s best for these kids.” Villalba says during his recent visit he met a priest from Panama studying the orchestra program with a goal to launch one in his country. “He was talking about opening a chapter in Panama, so maybe one day this could become a world-wide program,” says Villalba. Killarney teacher Urquhart remembers the chance conversation with Maté at their dinner party. He was immediately hooked. When Maté came up with the idea for Instruments of Change, Urquhart was the first to volunteer.

“It was right up my alley,” says Urquhart. “I loved the video so much I posted it on my Facebook page and showed it to all of my classes.” One of the pieces the orchestra plays in the now famous YouTube video is the “Spring” movement from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, which he teaches his classes. “So that resonated with me. In the video you can also hear a boy playing a Bach piece on a cello,” says Urquhart. “I was blown away that he was able to do that with an instrument made out of oil cans.” Urquhart has his students creating a video montage sending their individual greetings to the Paraguay musicians. The Vancouver School Board and students from Eric Hamber are also contributing to the video project. Urquhart’s goal is to have students from across the city involved. “They’re really happy to do those messages,” says Urquhart. Dickens elementary music teacher Paul Alexander says a lot of people were moved when they saw the Landfill Harmonic video. “Watching them using those recycled instruments was very compelling,” says Alexander. “Even though they have almost nothing they’ve scavenged those instruments. In our world you don’t often see that commitment. When I saw that I was deeply moved.” Alexander joined Instruments of Change as a volunteer, helping to raise funds and collect donated instruments. Alexander says in a perfect world, the group would raise enough money for

student scholarships for members of the orchestra. But he’s also aware and concerned about the social quandaries that come with offering temporary assistance to youth living in poverty. “They are extremely poor, even though they live next to a very rich community and are in sight of the parliament buildings,” says Alexander. “There’s a huge gap between the rich and the poor and we have to be sensitive to that.” Besides musical instruments, the Recycled Orchestra is in desperate want of accessories needed to finish their home-made violins, guitars, cellos, bass, trumpets, flutes and other instruments. Those accessories include strings, bows, bow bristles for stringed instruments, as well as reeds, nozzles and oils for soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxophones, trumpets and clarinets. Another badly needed accessory is music stands. For more information regarding Instruments of Change contact Maté at jmate@telus.net, call 604-828-0687 or go to the group’s Facebook page facebook.com/instrumentsforchange. For more information on the feature film and future goals for the orchestra, visit kickstarter.com. To see the YouTube video, see this story at vancourier.com. sthomas@vancourier.com twitter.com/sthomas10 To watch a video of the Recycled Orchestra on your mobile phone, scan page with


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VANDUSEN GARDEN Still have no plans for Earth Day weekend? VanDusen Botanical Garden is offering a twist on the typical Earth Day celebration with The Sex Lives of Vegetables: And Other Delicious Distractions, described as a nutritious — sometimes naughty — jaunt down the garden path investigating bees, weeds and the surprising sex lives of vegetables. Governor General Award-winning poet Lorna Crozier, who was inspired to write The Sex Lives of Vegetables after cutting into a yam, joins musicians AK Coope on clarinet, Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa on piano and so-

prano Heather Pawsey in this chamber music celebration of the garden’s glories. The event features Vancouver composer Leslie Uyeda’s (in)famous vegetable poems as well as the world premiere of Victoria composer Leila Lustig’s “Eve to Adam” to create a “fresh and delicious musical feast.” Ticket buyers enjoy free admission to the garden from 6:30 to 7 p.m. (concert night only). The Sex Lives of Vegetables: And Other Delicious Distractions takes place at 7:30 p.m. this Saturday, April 20 at the VanDusen Visitor Centre, located at 5251 Oak St. at West 37th Avenue. Tickets at sexlives.brownpapertickets.com or at the door (cash only).

DOWNTOWN I have no idea how to top Sex Lives of Vegetables, but here goes. It’s been 10 years since Vancouver’s exotic dancers first joined naked forces to raise funds to purchase a scooter for a former

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dancer with terminal breast cancer. So to celebrate a decade of disrobing for charity, the lovely ladies of the pole will ask their audience to once again put hands together to raise more money for a good cause. Over the past decade Exotic Dancers 4 Cancer has raised more than $63,000 and the group has no plans on slowing down. Their goal this year is to raise money towards the continuing support of three children, whose mother, an industry costume designer, passed away in 2009. Also benefiting from this event is Rethink Breast Cancer, the first Canadian charity to focus on providing support and education to the under 40 crowd. The dance-a-thon takes place April 25 at the Penthouse Nightclub, 1019 Seymour, from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.

YALETOWN Some Assembly’s new production explores bullying, from online to school hallways, and how to end the cycle of violence and abuse. Written

and performed by Vancouver youth in collaboration with Roundhouse Youth Theatre Action Group artists, Sticks & Scones: A Modern Day Story of Bullying and Redemption runs May 1 to 4 at the Roundhouse Community Centre. Admission is free but donations are very welcome. Details at 604-714-3771 ext. 2302, someassembly.ca or facebook.com/rhytag.

SUNSET The South Vancouver Seniors Hub presents Exploring Transportation Solutions Through Digital Stories by Seniors this Saturday, April 20 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Sunset Community Centre, 6810 Main St. Come hear the inspirational tales of homebound seniors in South Vancouver as they reveal the urgent need for accessible transportation. Reserve a seat by calling Joan Wright at 603-324-6212. Refreshments will be served. sthomas@vancourier.com twitter.com/sthomas10

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BC Has More Ways to Vote All voters can: Vote in any district electoral office from now until 4 p.m. (Pacific time) on General Voting Day, Tuesday, May 14, 2013. Vote by Mail You can ask for a Vote by Mail package from your district electoral office or through the Elections BC website at elections.bc.ca Vote at advance voting Voters can attend any advance voting location in the province from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (local time), Wednesday, May 8 through Saturday, May 11. All advance voting locations are wheelchair accessible. Vote on General Voting Day Voters can attend any general voting location in the province from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Pacific time), Tuesday, May 14, 2013.

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cold-hardy in southwest B.C. but needs winter shelter because it dies in wet conditions. French tarragon doesn’t produce seed. Then there’s Russian tarragon which is often grown by accident because it’s available from seed, is an easy grower and prairie hardy. After someone’s tasted it, they usually clue in why it’s not exactly popular. “Hardy Arp” is the rosemary that may survive the winter in a sheltered spot. But if it’s planted in a container, it’s still safer to bring it inside. All these herbs get leggy and usually grow best when kept picked. In late summer, their flavours are at their peak and this is a good time to dry pickings for winter. Oregano, parsley and chives thrive in con-

tainers and can be combined in one pot if it’s a large one. All these do well in sunnier spots but can also handle part shade. In north-facing doorways, parsley and mint do fairly well. But combining these in one pot doesn’t work well because mint is super-invasive. Mint tends to send runners out through drainage holes and if soil is not available, it tries to root in paver cracks or the drainage holes of neighbouring pots. Mint can handle north walls and is hardy in southernB.C.,buthasastrongneedtoroaminto fresh soil while dying out in the original place. If the old roots aren’t removed, they make a dense, woody network that’s very hard to dig up.

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Thursday, April 25, 6 -9 pm Hastings Community Centre, 3096 East Hastings Street Drop-in at 6 pm. Presentation at 7 pm. (Chinese translation will be available.) City staff and consultants have been examining how Hastings Park and the PNE are currently governed. The purpose of the review is to develop a governance model that supports the vision adopted by Council as outlined in the Hastings Park/PNE Master Plan.

We’re looking for your feedback on options that have been refined following public and stakeholder input in February and March 2013. If you can’t make it to the event, visit our website after April 25 for details and to fill in a feedback form.

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The City of Vancouver is currently reviewing a rezoning application to double the size of the mall, along with adding over 2,500 residential units, more offices, community amenities and public space.

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Celebrate Mount Pleasant! Ribbons of Colour Street Fair and Open House Image: Artist’s rendering of developer’s proposal

Volunteers Needed: Children, Youth and Families Advisory Committee

Get involved in children, family and youth issues in Vancouver by being a part of a civic advisory committee. The City of Vancouver is looking for volunteers of all ages for positions on the Children, Youth and Families Advisory Committee which provides leadership and advice on issues, programs and resources in the city for families, children and youth. Positions on the committee will be open to children, youth and adults. Details on the committee and application information and forms are available at vancouver.ca/volunteer (under “Vacancies”). You must use the online application form to apply. Successful applicants 18 years of age or older must submit a valid criminal record check before assuming membership. The deadline for applications is Friday, May 24, 2013. FOR MORE INFORMATION: civicagenciesinfo@vancouver.ca or phone 3-1-1

Join in a celebration of Mount Pleasant by taking part in a neighbourhood cleanup and dropping by the street fair and open house on the progress of the Mount Pleasant Community Plan implementation. Saturday, April 27, 10 am - 5 pm w e``q vksbrmj`p xq`bnkbmukp s`\^]crmp]rra bu`ksmq 10 am - 12 noon (meet at Fraser Street and 8th Avenue at 10 am) The day will kick off with community members coming together for a neighbourhood cleanup event.

w y\ccrso r_ lrurmp xnp``n hk\p 12 noon - 2:30 pm (near Sahalli Park at Fraser Street and 8th Avenue) Enjoy entertainment, information on community programs and Broadway East revitalization, food, prize draws, a neighbourhood street hockey shootout and appearances by the Vancouver Police Department mascots and mounted squad. w drmsn zu`koksn lrttms\ni zuks ftqu`t`snkn\rs {q`s grmo` 2:30 - 5 pm (at 800 East Broadway) Follow the ribbons of colour to the open house where you’ll learn more about the progress of the Mount Pleasant Community Plan implementation priorities which include ideas for new development, streets, open spaces and public benefits for the community. City staff will be on hand to answer questions and gather input. FOR MORE INFORMATION: vancouver.ca/mountpleasant or phone 3-1-1


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Spotlight on: Children’s Hearing and Speech Centre

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un was had by one and all when children’s entertainers Will Stroet and the Backyard Band worked their musical magic last Saturday, Apr. 13, to help Children’s Hearing and Speech Centre’s (CHSC) second annual Sing-a-Long concert fundraiser. Doors opened to the sell-out show at 9 a.m. at the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre for some family fun. Starting at 10 a.m., the show featured an energetic 45-minute romp with favourite tunes from all five of the band’s albums. Just over $15,000 was raised to support Audiology Programs at the school which will benefit deaf and hard of hearing children. Congratulations! You may wonder – how can children who are deaf or hard of hearing enjoy music? At CHSC, located in Vancouver, children who are deaf and hard of hearing are learning to listen and to

speak, says Shawn Leclair, Development Director for the Centre. And while sign language was once considered the most common and visible option for deaf and hard of hearing children, Leclair says that ”today a deaf child may begin to wear a hearing device when he or she is in infancy. The combination of technology and listening and spoken language education makes this dynamic - a deaf child listening and speaking - a reality.”

old, his parents Anna and Eric were uncertain about what to expect for his future. However, they were introduced to CHSC. “In consultation with CHSC, and doctors, his family decided that Nathan would benefit from cochlear implants, which would help Nathan hear,” says Leclair. “Now five years old, vibrant and talkative Nathan is an example of the many successes at the Centre. He had an incredible time listening and singing at this year’s Sing-aLong concert!” For more information about helping a deaf or hard of hearing child be part of a hearing world, visit: childrenshearing.ca.

When Nathan was diagnosed with a bilateral hearing loss at just two years

PROTECTING YOUR CHILD’S HEARING Products emitting loud sounds such as noisy toys have the potential to harm hearing if held too closely to the ears and face, experts say. If not used as intended, these products can lead to serious communication and learning difficulties in the future.

• Limit exposure. • Try out the toy before making a purchase. • Teach children the proper way to play with their toys—at arm’s length. • Opt for quiet items (books/games) that target language and literacy skills.

Audiologists recommend parents and consumers follow these safety tips: • Choose toys with an on/off button and a volume control.

As a rule audiologists tell us, if you have to raise your voice above the noise level of a toy to be heard, then the toy is too loud and could be causing damage to

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your child’s hearing. Personal listening devices such as MP3 players are also cause for concern if utilized for extended periods of time at loud volume. May is National Better Hearing Month, and the Sonus Hearing Care Centre at #170-809 W. 41st Ave. in Vancouver is offering members of complimentary hearing screenings to identify hearing loss. Go to canada.sonus.com for registration details.

Detecting hearing loss early is critical to the development of speech and language skills in children, and to improving their overall quality of life. Specialists tell us that hearing can be screened in newborn babies and if a problem is detected, the next steps can be taken right away. If you suspect a problem with your infant’s hearing, contact an audiologist. Info. courtesy www.newscanada.com.

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s the largest family fun run in Vancouver, ChildRun inspires participants to raise funds for childhood cancer research and treatment areas at BC Children’s Hospital. On Sunday, June 2, beginning at 9 a.m, the 28th annual ChildRun (presented by the Wilson Family) will host runners and walkers of all ages and abilities on a scenic five kilometre route through Queen Elizabeth Park For the more mellow participants, there’s also the Thrifty Foods one kilometre Fun Run. Both are followed by a carnival celebration. Go to bcchf.ca/events/eventscalendar/childrun/ for full registration and donation details.

Here are some great ideas that will help your fundraising: • Birthday Parties. Ask your friends and family for donations to your ChildRun page rather than giving a birthday present. Or, hold your birthday party

at ChildRun and ask your friends to register for your team to join in on the fun! • Hold a car wash during the lovely warm spring weather • Gather up items you no longer need and hold a yard sale • Kids can offer up dog walks to their neighbours and donate the earned money to their ChildRun team • Host a bottle drive • Host a fundraising dinner party for friends and ask for donations in lieu of food plates • Organize a talent show among friends and family with entrance-by-donation • Hold a pub night fundraiser for the whole team to participate in (adults only!) Have other great ideas that you’d like to share? Send an email to childrun@ bcchf.ca or call 604-8752444. PARTICIPACTION FOR FIVE TO 11-YEAR-OLDS Children need activities that help to increase their muscular and bone strength. Parents and

caregivers should plan to have their child participate in resistance or impact activities at least three days a week to get their muscles and bones working. Muscle-strengthening activities are those that increase skeletal muscle strength, power, endurance and mass. Examples of activities that make muscles stronger include games such as tug of war, modified push-ups (with knees on the floor), resistance exercises using body weight or resistance bands, rope or tree climbing and swinging on playground equipment/ bars. Bone-strengthening activities produce an impact or tension force on the bones that promotes bone growth and strength. Hopping, skipping, jumping rope, running and sports such as gymnastics, basketball, volleyball and tennis are examples of bone-strengthening activities.

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In B.C., doctors are legally required to retain medical records for a minimum of seven years after the patient is last seen or after the age of 19, whichever is longer. This will change June 1. The College of Physicians and Surgeons of B.C. has changed its requirements to reflect changes to the Limitations Act. After that date, doctors must retain medical records for a minimum of 16 years from the date last seen or the age of majority. Adults sometimes think about their medical records as something that will always exist. But your old charts may be destroyed if sufficient time passes. For those who have moved and haven’t found a new family doctor, your old records may be gone before you have a chance to transfer them. Your medical records belong to the physician or the facility where you have been

treated. They include consultants’ letters, surgical reports, lab results and other investigations in addition to the clinical notes of the physician. Though you don’t own your medical records, you have a right to the information contained within them. You should be cautious when signing off the right to share your confidential information with a third party. The main reason medical records are destroyed beyond the legal retention limit is the amount of space required by the traditional paper chart. I’ve had some patients whose charts filled three file folders. The problem of space will eventually be resolved with the widespread adoption of electronic medical records. Dr. Davidicus Wong is a family physician at the PrimeCare Medical Centre. His Healthwise column appears regularly in this paper.

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There’s more than one route to recycle your containers Thanks to BC residents, about 80% of beverage containers sold in the province are recovered and recycled into something new. In 2012, that was close to one billion containers kept out of landfills. By Sandy Sigmund Vice President, Development & CMO Encorp Pacific (Canada)

Encorp Paci]c (Canada) is one of North America’s leading not-for-pro]t product stewardship corporations. With a mandate to develop and manage a consumer-friendly, cost-effective system to recover end-of-life products and packaging for recycling, Encorp’s recycling network is extensive, and stretches across the province. Probably best known for the Return-ItTM System, Encorp’s recycling network includes over 170 Return-ItTM Depots in BC. Each depot is independently owned, often family-operated, and provides business and employment opportunities for communities across the province. As the cornerstones of the Return-ItTM System, these depots are known by 85% of BC residents, and are the most common way that a beverage container is returned for recycling into the system. Conveniently, many ReturnItTM Depots also accept a variety of other stewardship products, including electronics, small appliances, paint and more. More information about what’s accepted where can be found at return-it.ca/locations. To ensure customers get the best possible recycling experience, Encorp has taken steps to modernize depots by creating 3 & 5 Star Depot Programs. Depots certi]ed in the program must meet speci]c standards for service, cleanliness, design and convenience. Today’s depots are clean, bright and open, with large sorting tables. Nearly every customer (94%) who’s recently visited a depot is satis]ed with the experience. While beverage containers can still be returned to any retailer in BC, their returns

Panorama Village Return-It, 5-Star location, Surrey, BC

There are over 170 Return-It™ Depots in BC. Find them at return-it.ca/locations only represent 7% of the total collected. Return-ItTM Depots collect the vast majority of containers, and are part of a comprehensive recycling network. For hotels, of]ce buildings, restaurants, other businesses and multi-family buildings, many Return-ItTM Depots and specialized mobile collectors offer a pick-up program, primarily provided within the Vancouver area. Independent contractors will pick-up used containers and take them to Return-ItTM collection facilities. If you live in a townhouse, condominium or apartment, look for the Encorp or Return-ItTM branded collection bins installed in your garbage and recycling area. If you live in a residence where municipal pickup is available, you can leave containers for curbside pickup – be aware, though, that the type of containers accepted will vary

Containers get a second life Used aluminum cans are crushed and baled. The bales are sold and the aluminum is melted down and reformed into new aluminum cans. It takes 95% less energy to manufacture a recycled can than it does to make a new one. Drink boxes and cartons are mashed into a paper pulp that is used to make cardboard boxes and tissue paper. Every tonne of recycled paper pulp saves approximately 17 trees. Plastic bottles are washed, shredded and formed into pellets. From there, the material is sold to companies who turn those pellets into new plastic containers. Used glass bottles are crushed into a ]ne material called cullet. Cullet is used in the manufacturing of a variety of things such as new bottles, sandblasting material and ]berglass insulation.

based on your municipality. It’s always best to check with your local municipality to con]rm what’s acceptable and what isn’t. For recycling ‘on the go’, you may have noticed that Encorp has installed 60 new beverage container recycling bins in the City of Vancouver. These bins are nonlocking and designed to be self-serviced by residents or people wanting to receive the deposit refund attached to each container.

a high degree of transparency to manage these various recycling programs. With BC’s growing recycling networks, recycling couldn’t be easier. Look for a Return-ItTM Depot or recycling bin near you, and keep your recyclable products in the system and out of the land]ll.

Around 176 bear-proof recycling bins can also be found in approximately 14 BC parks. The parks receive the deposit refunds and most proceeds are given to their chosen charities. To date, more than $75,000 in deposit refunds have been provided to BC Parks. Also, Encorp has been running a School Recycling Program since 2000. BC elementary and high schools can register and compete against one another to collect the most recyclable containers. Not only do schools get to keep the deposit refunds, but cash prizes are awarded to the schools that collect the most containers per student. To date, schools have recycled almost 37 million containers and received over $2.2 million in deposit refunds. Recent research shows that 92% of BC residents know of a place to return beverage containers to receive their deposit refund.

Over 60 new recycling bins installed in Vancouver.

Who foots the bill?

Encorp is 100% industry operated and receives no government funding. They combine private sector ef]ciencies with ADVERTORIAL

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Choose to recycle your milk containers.

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And choose a better future for all of us.

More people than ever are doing what’s right for the environment. That’s why over 666,000 kg of milk containers were recycled at Return-It™ Depots in 2012. And it’s easy to make the right choice a part of your routine; just bring them in along with your bottles and cans.

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Next Friday the Vancouver Courier continues ourembark series Vancouver Special– On January 18th the Vancouver Courier will upon an ambitious year-long journey through twenty-seven neighbourhoods Vancouver Special—an ambitious year-long journey through that make up the city of Vancouver. We will report character and the changforty-eight neighbourhoods that make up on thethe city of Vancouver. ing face of each neighbourhood, what makes it unique and how is respondOver twelve months we’ll report on the character and the it changing ing to the challenges of being part of our rapidly changing city. Next Friday we face of each, what makes them unique and how they are responding visit West Point Grey, advertise inathis special section call to the challenges of to being part of rapidly changing city.604-738-1411.


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SPORT SHORTS VANCOUVERITES RUN FOR BOSTON Runners who sign up for the Vancouver Sun Run and pay the $50 registration fee over the weekend will contribute an additional $10 to One Fund Boston, a charity created by the city’s mayor and state governor in the wake of the attack, which has since claimed three lives and injured 170 according to the Associated Press. Sun runners are encouraged to wear royal blue or yellow in honour of Boston. Sun Run director Jamie Pitblado said participants can also expect something more at the start line but he wouldn’t elaborate. “We are keeping that bit under wraps,” he said. “What ‘s happened here has really galvanized a community, the running community, not only here but in other markets as well.” In-person registration began yesterday and continues Friday and Saturday at B.C. Place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the Vancouver Sun Run race. No registration is allowed the day of the race. More than double the number of runners signed up for the Vancouver Sun Run in the final two days of online registration compared to last year. On Monday and Tuesday this week, 1,656 participants registered for the extremely popular 10-kilometre road race scheduled for Sunday, April 21. Last year, approximately 850 people signed up in the same two days. To commemorate the victims of the Boston violence, the Vancouver International Marathon Society will hold a minute of silence before the start of its 42nd BMO-sponsored marathon and half-marathon on May 5. “Participants and volunteers have been very sympathetic towards the tragic events in Boston. Runners and supporters have shown a passion to protect what they value and are taking the events in Boston as an opportunity to stand up, united, against such acts of violence,” said the road-race executive director Charlene Krepiakevich in a prepared statement to the Courier. “Many have demonstrated that they will not be deterred by the events. Some have voiced concern regarding increased security, and while we are very confident in our current emergency response plan, we are taking those concerns into consideration.” Race organizers will meet with police this week and will make a press announcement Friday. “The Society will be working with police and other stakeholders to determine if additional security is required, as they are the experts,” said Krepiakevich.

2:00.15 MARATHON? NOT QUITE In article posted online Monday and in the newspaper Wednesday about Vancouver long-distance runner Rob Watson, I erroneously reported that he ran the Boston Marathon in a time of two hours and 15.33 seconds. If he had achieved that feat, Watson, 29, would have bettered the world record by nearly three minutes. So much meaning in a decimal. Apologies for the error. Watson finished 11th overall and ran the 42 km course in 2:15.33, itself a very impressive feat. — Megan Stewart

Hoops‘rockstars’inChina MEGAN STEWART

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dispiriting semi-final loss at the senior boys AAA basketball provincials in March was not how the Kitsilano Blue Demons wanted to end their season. The Demons hadn’t lost back to back games all year until they lost two in a row at the championship tournament to finish fourth overall. But they wouldn’t end their season on such a low. Kitsilano put the losses behind them and the next day boarded a flight to China. “Our last game wasn’t in Langley,” said graduating senior Vibhor Mathur. “It was in Shanghai. We won.” The two-week overseas tour was the first time in China for coaches Randy Coutts and Trevor Mills as well as the team’s female managers and several parents. It was planned well before the B.C. Championships were decided at the Langley Events Centre March 12 to 16. “It was good we did it after our last loss because, technically we didn’t end on a losing note,” said Mathur. “We had a great time. The trip meant a lot because it was our last trip all of us together.” The Blue Demons travelled to Shanghai, Nanjing and Beijing where they played basketball teams at schools identified only by number. Many schools were identical to each other, said Mathur, and stood more than eight stories tall to accommodate two senor classes of roughly 2,000 students. Lifelong Vancouver basketball organizer Ken Leung helped plan the trip, relying on the language skills and connections of his mother, Sophia Leung who extended her network during her eight years as an MP for Vancouver-Kingsway. Until 2005 she regularly travelled to China with the prime minister’s delegation. Kitsilano strolled the Great Wall and visited the Forbidden City. Between the sights and unfamiliar dishes of duck and snail that left some of the teenage players without an appetite, the Demons played basketball. And they were treated to an exceptionally warm welcome. “We were treated like rock stars,” said

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The Kitsilano Blue Demons senior boys basketball team with students at Beijing high school No. 171 during a March trip to China. Justin Sze. “We kind of felt what like NBA players do.” In Nanging the players spent time with students in the classroom, sitting in desks and taking in the day’s lesson. Sze, along with fellow students Cole Peterson and Mark Van Elk, sat in on a physics class with where they attempted trigonometry problems. In another unforgettable moment, the Demons went to a thermal pool and spa where a strict dress code meant their swimming attire was more revealing than was comfortable. But tiny, brightly coloured swim trunks are always good for a laugh. Sze, whose parents immigrated to Canada from Hong Kong, received a slightly different reception than his Kitsilano teammates. “It was really funny — everywhere I went, they came up to me speaking Chinese, expecting I’d understand,” he said. “I’d be standing there with this look on my face and they’d be staring back looking confused.” The Demons won each of their games, playing one game on an outdoor court in front of hundreds of spectators. They were careful not to run up the score in

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consideration of their hosts. “I thought their basketball IQ. was on a high level, just about equal or less than players in B.C.,” said Mathur, who was accepted on academic merit to Queen’s University but is also considering a U.S. prep school to play basketball for a year. “They were all tall and knew the game very well. I think a lot of the world underestimates them. They were strong and fast and can shoot the ball, lights out.” After the Blue Demons won their last game of the season on a court in China and played the last high school basketball game for many, including Mathur, Sze, Luka Zaharijevic and Noah de Rappard, the boys gathered close. “We were in a huddle and I remember I said, “I’m going to miss you guys,’” said Mathur. “I was getting kind of emotional because we’re never going to play together again. We’re all moving on but a lot of us are still playing basketball. We’re all going to do what we want in our life and we’re all going to give back to basketball. Whenever we have the opportunity to referee, coach or play, we’re going to give back to the game.” mstewart@vancourier.com twitter.com/MHStewart

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turer and, presumably, the company most likely to benefit from any kind of tariff on imported bikes. But Régnier-Bourque said the company also imports products from Asia and isn’t all too concerned with the tax hike, especially because Devinci specializes in higher-end bikes. “We’re not really competing in that entrylevel market, so I’m not sure it affects us much,” he said. “We’re growing really fast right now.” For Canadian bike retailers, the increased import tax is bad news because it reduces their ability to compete with sellers in the U.S. As with many other consumer goods, most bikes are already available at a lower cost south of the border, a situation that will be exacerbated by the latest changes to the tariff system and the higher price tags at stores. For Canadian cyclists, it’s bad news because we’re hit in the pocketbook each time we purchase a new bike. It seems hypocritical of the federal government to triumph the fact that it’s cutting duties on most athletic equipment while excluding bicycles. Nor does it send a good message about the Conservatives’ overall approach to cycling. While this is not a government that has ever committed to environmental responsibility, it’s very disappointing to know they will discourage a vital mode of green transportation that also encourages Canadians to live a healthier lifestyle. At a time when many Canadian cities are investing in cycling infrastructure and promoting cycling as a sustainable transportation method at the municipal level, it makes little sense that the federal Conservatives would implement this particular change. Cycling organizations have been campaigning for years to have the tariffs on bikes removed completely. To find out the costs are going up instead is disappointing, to say the least. The Bicycle Trade Association of Canada created a petition on April 1 to compel the House of Commons to eliminate the tariffs on imported bicycles. To sign, visit canadiancyclist.com. Kay Cahill is a cyclist and librarian who believes bikes are for life, not just for commuting. Have something to say about paying more for a bicycle? Email her at kay@sidecut.ca.

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Mexican singer, social activist and Grammy winner LILA DOWNS brings her mix of traditional Mexican music, blues, jazz and soul to the Chan Centre April 21, 7 p.m. Her recent album, Pecados y Milagros, was influenced by traditional Mexican votive paintings, which will be projected onto the stage throughout the concert. Tickets at all Ticketmaster outlets. More info at chancentre.com. Local indie-pop act THE ZOLAS play a sold out show with Calgary’s The Dudes April 19 at the Vogue Theatre. The Zolas are currently touring in support of their latest album Ancient Mars.

Things get spooky at the Orpheum Theatre, April 20, 8 p.m., when the VANCOUVER BACH CHOIR performs a live score to accompany the 1925 silent horror film classic THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, starring Lon Chaney. For tickets and more details, go to vancouverbachchoir. com or call 604-696-4290.

The little East Van movie theatre that could, THE RIO, celebrates its hard-fought FIFTH ANNIVERSARY April 20 with musical performances from BEEKEEPER, The Broken Mirrors, The Chip Butcher Quartet, Miss Megatron with Sam the Bass Man, comedy and spoken word from Duncan Shields, Katie-Ellen Humphries and burlesque artists Lydia DeCarllo and Little Miss. There may also be a few libations available for purchase. Doors at 7 p.m., show 8 p.m. For tickets and more details, go to riotheatre.ca.


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CHECKING IN: The Vancouver Art Gallery launched its summer show in high style. Marking the official opening of Grand Hotel: Redesigning Modern Life, a well-heeled crowd checked into the swish Grand Hotel Gala, the organization’s premier fundraising event to mark the exhibition examining the socio and cultural phenomena of the hotel, past and present. VAG’s Kathleen Bartels and lead curator Jennifer Volland fronted the $750-a-ticket, hotel hootenanny that featured an exclusive preview and spectacular four-course dinner prepared by some of the city’s top hotel chefs.

ORDER UP: Railtown Cafe, an undiscovered jewel of an eatery on the East Side which serves up fresh, local and healthy bites, showed off its catering prowess at a launch luau held at the Vancouver Urban Winery. City’s top hypesters, scensters and chatty Cathys converged on the wine watering hole for a taste of the team’s newest culinary delights presented by principals Dal Olson, Tyler Day and their entourage. Helping whet guest’s appetites, a bevy of burlesque beauties from the Penthouse Nightclub performed. PERSIAN POW WOW: The Persian community converged at the Roundhouse Community Centre for the second annual NeeKoo Society soiree. A group of leading Iranian professionals in the Lower Mainland founded the charity to create a culture of giving, compassion, and humanity for the next generation.

Charles and Rita Tremewen’s dream of producing local batches of gin and vodka came to fruition with the launch of their Hornby Street Long Table Distillery.

When not working for upstart Railtown Caterers, burlesque beauty Brittany Unwin performs with Cabaret Torlage at the Penthouse Nightclub.

Shaw TV’s Lisa McFarlane enjoyed fine bites served up by Railtown Caterer principal Dan Olson at the Vancouver Urban Winery wingding.

Katie Schaeffers and Brady Dahmer’s Projecting Change Film Fest will screen16 docs exploring the environment, social sustainability, empowerment, identity and global culture.

Jeff Topham, with his gal pal Kelly Deck, will screen his powerful film Liberia ‘77 at Projecting Change Film Festival.

UBC nursing student Sara Eftekhar, centre, benefitted from Saeedeh Salem (l) and Kataneh Sherkat’s NeeKoo Society soiree presented by the Lower Mainland’s Persian community.

ACE Hotels Ryan Bukstein, Aubrey Locaynia and Belin Liu set up a pop-up shop as part of VAG’s newest exhibition, Grand Hotel: Redesigning Modern Life.

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Clothes horses empty their closets at Re-Fashion SECOND-HAND CLOTHING MARKET UNZIPS THIS SATURDAY CHERYL ROSSI Staff writer

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auren Mateo doesn’t like to be photographed in the same clothes twice. “It’s kind of vain but it’s the truth,” the 31-year-old nurse said. “Like, on social media.” So when she heard about the Re-Fashion Vancouver event last year where she could rent a table, sell her unwanted clothes and retain all the profits, she was sold. “I had a baby, so a lot of it didn’t fit anymore,” she said. The resident of Richmond and a friend rented a rack for $60 and Mateo earned more than $500 for clothes and shoes that she’d never worn, no longer favoured or didn’t fit. This year, Mateo has rented a rack and

table for $80. She hopes to sell shoes and a pile of designer jeans at Re-Fashion, at the Roundhouse community centre, Saturday, April 20. Overstuffed closets pushed Victoria Ronco to create Re-Fashion. “I have a serious shopping problem,” she said. “I have so many clothes and most of them still had the price tags on them because I buy them thinking that I’ll wear them and then I never do, or I never find the right thing to wear them with, or they don’t fit quite right and I think I’m going to alter them but I never get around to it, and I wanted to sell them. I wanted to make back some of the money I spent.” She notes consignment stores typically keep 50 per cent of the sale price they set, “so you’re losing a lot of money.” Ronco’s friend and business partner, David Kelly, encouraged her to create an event where she and other fashionistas who live in “a shoebox downtown” could sell their new or nearly new clothes and shoes they’ve only worn a few times. They rented space at the Roundhouse in Yaletown, corralled 78 sellers to rent

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60 spaces, convinced small beauty businesses to offer free services and served 800 shoppers. “We had a lineup outside the door two hours before the event started,” Ronco said. This year, Ronco and Kelly received 130

applications for 65 spaces. Ronco says they selected sellers by clothes size, to make sure they offer a range, and on a first come, first served basis. Sellers set their own prices, which range from $10 for a tank top from Le Chateau, to $200 for a bebe dress, to $500 for a pair of brand-new Christian Louboutin shoes that cost the owner $750. Ronco says a few vendors earned “a couple thousand” dollars last year. Those that were personable, not just staring at their cellphones, saw the most success. “We opened it up to men this year,” she said. “But the men just did not jump at that.” Admission is $5 and shoppers can receive free beauty treatments and edible treats. The first 20 visitors will receive swag bags. Shoppers should expect to pay for goods with cash. Re-Fashion runs 10 to 5 p.m. For more information, see refashionvancouver.com. crossi@vancourier.com twitter.com/Cheryl_Rossi For web content, scan page with

Arts Club’s sweetTurquoiseYears coloured with nostalgia MY TURQUOISE YEARS

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ritten by Vancouver Island writer Marion Farrant, My Turquoise Years will be a blast from the past — especially for women who grew up in the ’50s and ’60s. Remember hearing, “Boys are only after one thing,” “If you get boobs early you turn into a slut” or “Girls don’t carry beer — it looks cheap.” And, oh, what about being constantly warned about getting hit by a bus and someone discovering you’re wearing less than snowy white underwear? In the world of Farrant’s character Marion, “having everything turquoise makes us modern,” and so teenaged Marion wears turquoise all the time: turquoise pedal pushers, turquoise two-piece bathing suit, turquoise coat and pajamas. So when a late 13th birth-

day gift arrives from Nancy, the sexy, seethrough lingerie trimmed in marabou feathers is not only completely inappropriate but it’s not turquoise. Wrong on all counts. Nancy, we soon discover, is the cocktaildrinking, “life-of-the-party” mother who abandoned Marion eight years ago and took off to Australia, leaving Marion to be raised by her Aunt Elsie and Uncle Ernie in Cordova Bay near Victoria. And so, along with the references to slutty girls, Elvis, bean salad and pixie cuts, there runs a river of abandonment; it is this that draws us into My Turquoise Years but with a touch as light as the feathers on that sexy, un-turquoise lingerie. Under direction of dramaturge/director Rachel Ditor, this world premiere features a remarkable young actor in the very demanding central role. While she’s no stranger to the stage (High Society, Fiddler on the Roof, The Sound of Music and more) this is a huge role for Bridget Esler, an eighth grader at Lit-

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tle Flower Academy. Her performance is so straightforward and un-actorly, it would be easy to think she’s not acting at all. But like clowns in rodeos, it’s not as easy as it looks. She makes Marion the unvarnished real deal: a young girl on the cusp of womanhood. It’s wonderful to see actor Wendy Noel back on the boards; last time out she was the naked one behind the teapot in Calendar Girls. Noel always brings a female-ness (as opposed to femininity, which smacks of pearl nail polish and lip gloss) to the stage. As Elsie, she’s a nag but Elsie’s nagging covers a whole lot of love. Peter Anderson is Marion’s Uncle Ernie in pants that are too short in the leg and too high on the waist. Anderson and Esler have a sweet scene together in which Ernie tells Marion life is like “fishing.” It all starts off calm and then a big wave swamps the boat and you find yourself in the water struggling to stay afloat. There are, he says, “calm times but they don’t last.” Dawn Petten is Maudie (the hang-wringing, over-anxious mother of Kenny, played

by Michael Rinaldi); she also plays the hairdresser Marion calls “Godzilla.” It’s a cigarette smoking, tough-talking performance that gets the audiences laughing; it does, however, feel out of sync with the rest of the style of this production. Also out of sync is a choreographed number featuring Rinaldi, David Marr (Marion’s father Billy) and Anderson. At least it’s fun. Georgina Beaty nicely doubles as Marion’s cousin Doreen and Marion’s best friend Jenny. Set design by Alison Green is haphazard — much like Marion’s life and so, in a way, it’s appropriate. Some of the elements, however, could go — the fur-trimmed coat and suitcase hanging from the flies, for example — because they’re simply distracting. My Turquoise Years is as comfortable and safe and sweet as a cup of warm cocoa. It might take your mind off your troubles for a couple of hours and that might be a good thing. —reviewed by Jo Ledingham For more reviews, go to joledingham.ca.

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“Eby does it does” or “Nice and Eby.” “Eby rider” would work for any announcements he makes about bike routes, and if Eby gets caught smoking pot and hotboxing the bathroom on the NDP campaign bus, we call dibs on “Eby bake oven.” • Adrian Dix… where to begin? If the NDP leader makes a campaign stop anywhere along Richards Street, we’d be obliged to use the nostalgic “Dix on Dicks.” If he wins the election, we suspect there is a strong possibility the Province will run “Yo, Adrian. He did it!” so we’re going to stay away from that one. However we’re most looking forward to Dix meeting with urban farmers and taking a tour of someone’s backyard chicken coop so we could run the headline, wait for it, “Chicks with ...” well, you get the rest. (If you don’t, you are blessed.) • If Premier Christy Clark and the Liberals get decimated in the election, as many are predicting, someone should really give a nod to doughnut eaters and use the headline “Christy creamed.” If, however, she and her party are miraculously re-elected to form the next government, you could go all religious with “Christy, almighty,” “Resurrection of the Christy” or even “Clark, the herald angels sing.” Personally, we’d prefer to go with “Seriously? You’ve got to be s***ing me.” twitter.com/KudosKvetches

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hen you have a farm on Salt Spring Island, you may as well have goats. When you have goats, you might as well make cheese. And if you are David and Nancy Wood, your cheese is simply fabulous. Since 1996, the Woods have owned and operated the Salt Spring Island Cheese Company, making handmade goat and sheep cheeses. Although mostly known for their chevre, they also make several other types of goat cheeses. Each Saturday, from April through October, the Salt Spring Island Saturday Market flourishes with hippies catering to yuppies with all manner of sumptuous edibles. The Woods introduced their cheese though that market. In exchange, visitors have introduced themselves to the Salt Spring Island Cheese farm. Visitors are welcome to see the animals and enjoy the scenery. You can watch the cheese being made through viewing windows and take a self-guided tour through the cheese-making process. Blue Juliette is a blue version of their Juliette, a simple Camembert made from pasteurized goat’s milk. Blue Juliette is produced using

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in the country. We want to be the choice REIT and that comes from buying good real estate and making good deals that enhance our return for investors.” Gorrie anticipates his company’s market capitalization will rise to $750 million by the end of 2013 from about $530 million today. He then aims to raise that market cap to $1 billion by the end of 2014 and a $1.5 billion by the end of 2015. When former Vancouverites and coCEOs Darren Latoski and Stephen Evans took PIRET public in 2007, the company had a $20 million market capitalization. “We’re really chasing population growth,” Gorrie said. “We see port activity in Canada, and the West Coast particularly, being essential to the economy of the country. Growth will be very robust so we’ve been targeting this market.” Forgestone Capital CEO Trevor Blakely is also bullish on real estate in areas where there is strong population growth. He said his private equity fund places a priority on those areas as places to own income-producing properties and to develop real estate projects.

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machine unlike any other, springing fully-formed from the forehead of its creator — a brilliant, relentlessly driven entrepreneur. Beleaguered by companies fighting to maintain the status quo, battling negative press at every turn, seemingly beset on all sides by those who would rather see it fail. Oh, you think I’m talking about the Tesla Model S?

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the Securities and Exchange Commission, stock fraud trial and other well-publicized woes torpedoed Tucker’s hopes and dreams. The media moguls of the time flexed their mighty broadsheets and gave him both ink-barrels. Doom soon followed. Was it a conspiracy? Did Tucker really sail a little close to the wind? The record’s a little fuzzy here but the case can certainly be made that Preston Tucker flew too high, too fast, and the major auto manufactur-

ers of the time clipped his wings. When John Broder of the New York Times — the unassailable Grey Lady of journalism — wrote up his recent critique of Tesla’s East Coast supercharger network, well, here we went again. The new technology failed, leaving Mr. Broder stranded. Moreover, the entire trip was a nerve-wracking affair of trying to eke out maximum range with the constant spectre of getting stranded on the high-

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way shoulder hovering in the background. It’s a nice car, sure, but not ready for prime time. Nail in coffin. But these are different days. Media empires aren’t what they once were, and the old Mark Twain adage, “Never pick a fight with someone who buys ink by the barrel,” has fallen by the wayside somewhat. Ink might be hard to come by; electrons are not. And so, Elon Musk took to Twitter and his own blog, pointing out discrepancies in Mr. Broder’s story. The Model S, you see, can be set up to track every mile driven, every flex of the throttle, every iota of telemetry. The car tattled, and Elon laid out the (admittedly selectively enhanced) facts. What’s more, the troops were rallied. A group of Tesla owners set out to prove that the trip could be done with ease, and off they went, in formation. As should be no surprise, the owner’s group made the trip almost without incident. Mr. Broder fired back with handwritten notes as to his experiences, but the damage was done. Public opinion, far from lining up behind the cherished institution, swayed towards the upstart EV company. The Times ombudsman issued an article that put so much distance between the paper and the wayward reporter that they might as well have loaded Mr. Broder onto Elon’s SpaceX private rocket and fired him into the sun. The battle for the truth was over, or so it seemed. Mr. Musk wrote, “The bottom line is that the Model S combined with Supercharging works well for a long road trip, even in cold, snowy weather.” Unfortunately, that’s not the bottom line. Not by a long shot. The bottom line is that a reporter set up on a tightlycontrolled and monitored test that was suggested to him by Tesla in the first place managed to run his Model S out of electricity. Is that a problem with the car, or the network? No, it was inexperience or misuse on the part of the driver. But it’s certainly some-

thing that could have happened to any early adopter that didn’t fully understand the technology. If you buy a Tesla over something like a Porsche Panamera, range isn’t something you can afford to just ignore. There are other issues too. In my own brief drive of the Model S, the car itself was excellent, but one of the rear door-handles was broken. And it’s not like they threw the keys at my head and told me not to crash it, as normally happens with everything from the Ford Focus EV to a RollsRoyce Phantom. No, I had a handler riding along, partly to explain the technology, partly, one assumes, to keep an eye on things. I still loved the car. It’s an amazing machine, outstandingly powerful, beautiful, nimble, and better-realized than many new releases from other automakers. It’s not without its warts, including problems with the Supercharging stations. One Tesla owner reported running across the Model S group that was charging for their New-York-Times-disproving road trip and noting that two (later, reportedly three out of the four) of the Supercharger Bays were apparently not charging. The fact is, choosing to buy a Tesla Model S isn’t just choosing to buy a car. You’re buying into a large-scale experiment, what software developers would call a beta test. There will be issues, updates, software upgrades that might make things work better, but might make things worse. Remember the iPhone 5 and the mapping issues it had? Tesla isn’t of the same era as Tucker. A segment of the public wants a car like this; they want to believe in a high-tech solution to the internal combustion engine. For the rest of us, the humble gasoline engine will continue to be durable, reliable, more efficient with every passing update, and quick and easy to refuel. However, if you’re willing to risk a bit of early-adopter teething trouble, there is an alternative. brendanmcaleer@gmail.com

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Re: Henry Stanley Ballon, Deceased, also known as Henry S. Ballon and as Henry Ballon, formerly of 1302-388 Drake St, Vancouver, BC V6B 6A8 Creditors and others having claims against the estate of Henry Stanley Ballon, Deceased, also known as Henry S. Ballon and as Henry Ballon, are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to Shelley Bentley, solicitor for the Executor, at #410-1333 West Broadway, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 4C1 on or before May 21, 2013 after which date the Executor will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executor then has notice.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Re: The Estate of Frank Elliot Stewart, also known as Frank E. Stewart and Frank Stewart, deceased, formerly of #502 2050 Comox Street, Vancouver, B.C., V6G 1R8. Creditors and others having claims against the estate of Frank Elliot Stewart are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the executor, Stephen D. Jewett, at PO Box 33801, Station D, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6J 4L6, on or before May 24, 2013, after which date the executor will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the executor then has notice.

MATERIAL RECOVERY FACILITY NOTICE TAKE NOTICE THAT Smithers Enterprises Inc, 105-7198 Vantage Way, Delta, BC has applied to the Greater Vancouver Sewerage and Drainage District (“Metro Vancouver”) pursuant to the Greater Vancouver Sewerage and Drainage District Municipal Solid Waste and Recyclable Material Regulatory Bylaw for a Licence to: 1. Operate a Material Recovery Facility at 8501 Ontario Street, Vancouver,BC where wood,construction and demolition type wastes would be received, sorted and recyclable materials salvaged for the purpose of recycling. These activities will reduce the volume of waste destined for disposal. 2. Operate within the boundaries of the land or premises with the legal description of: PID 008-078-009 Block 22 South West Part of District Lot 322 Plan 1942. 3. Operate 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday - Saturday 4. Ensure no more than 1,000 tonnes of material would be on the site at any one time. It should be noted that this application is at a preliminary stage and has not gone to the Solid Waste Manager for his consideration. Therefore, aspects of the proposal may change as the application proceeds through the review process. This Notice is published pursuant to the Greater Vancouver Sewerage and Drainage District Municipal Solid Waste and Recyclable Material Regulatory Bylaw 181 as amended.A person who may be adversely affected by the granting or amending of the Licence described in this notice may, within 30 days of its publication, notify Metro Vancouver’s Solid Waste Manager in writing stating how that person is affected. The Solid Waste Manager may take into consideration any information received after 30 days only if the Solid Waste Manager has not made a decision on the Licence. Please note that submissions in response to this notice may be made available to the public as part of the public record, subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Metro Vancouver Attention: Ray Robb, Solid Waste Manager 4330 Kingsway, Burnaby B. C. V5H 4G8 Phone: (604) 432-6200 Fax: (604) 436-6707 Email: regulationenforcement@metrovancouver.org metrovancouver

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FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 2013 THE VANCOUVER COURIER

REAL ESTATE 4005

Acupuncture

Real Estate Services

6005

6008

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-14

Professional Therapists Traditional Techniques Unbeatable Pricing

Maple Ridge/ Pitt Mead.

Reflexology: $33/50 Mins Acupressure: $38/55 Mins Fire Cupping: $38/40 Mins Acupuncture: $45/session * GST Included in Price * 7950 Granville St, Van

604-266-6080 604-558-3689

4060

Metaphysical

TRUE PSYCHICS For Answers CALL NOW 24/7 Toll FREE 1-877-342-3032

Mobile: #4486 www.truepsychics.ca

Self Employed? Can’t show income? No Down Payment? No Problem? 2.60% 5 year Variable 2.79% 5 year Fixed Martinique Walker, AMP Verico Assent Mortgage Corp Call: 604-984-9159

6008

5040

Abbotsford TOP FLOOR quiet side of bldg 650sf 1br+den condo nr Hosp, & Sky train $244K 778-241-4101 see uSELLaHOME.com id5580

Accounting/ Bookkeeping

Roger Chung, CGA Tax, bookkeeping, accounting, payroll, acct systems. #221 - 515 West Pender www.rogerchung.com 604 628-1960

New Westminster

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-02 5005

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

6008-18

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

6008-28

Richmond

Business Opps/ Franchises

A Great Janitorial Franchise Opportunity

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

TOP FLR 762sf 1br condo, in-ste laundry, 45+ building Mt. Baker view $85,000. 778-822-7387 see uSELLaHOME.com id5553

6008-12

STEVESTON VERY large 1284 sf 2br 2ba top fl condo amazing mtn views, $455K 604-275-7986 see uSELLaHOME.com id5376

6008-30

Surrey

www.coverallbc.com

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

Money to Loan Need Cash Today? Own a Vehicle?

6020

Houses - Sale

6020-14 7BDRM/3BTH 5187 Marine Dr, Burnaby. For Sale by Owner uSELLaHOME.com, ID# 5669. Tel: 604-722-7977. Mortgage Helper. $695,000.

SMALL PEACEFUL farm set up for horses right beside South Langley riding trail. Bright & comfortable older 2 bd home, f/p, barn, riding rings, pastures. $849,900. Call 604-323-4788 See Propertyguys.com ID: 76788

6020

Houses - Sale

6020-01

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

6020-06

MERRITT HERITAGE style 3070 sf 4br 5ba on 9.9ac lot detached shop, view $895K 250-378-8857 see uSELLaHOME.com id5592 FORT LANGLEY 2300sf 5br w/suite above 3 additional rental units $965K 604-882-6788 see uSELLaHOME.com id5533

6020-34

www.PitStopLoans.com 604-777-5046 NICOMECKL RIVER hiking trails nr this1279sf 2br 1.5ba tnhouse w/pool, $224,900 778-240-3699 see uSELLaHOME.com id5512

7005

Body Work

4 BD 2300 sq ft home backs onto park, 2.5 bth, corner lot, garage + parking, newly decorated $354,900. Viewing by appt. 604-793-6642

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

AGASSIZ NEW 2350sf 3br 2.5 Bath, high end finishing, huge master $349,000 604-729-0186 see uSELLaHOME.com id5603

6020-08

Out Of Town Property

Recreation Property

GALIANO EXECUTIVE Home & Cabin on priv beach, completely furn’d, many extras, ready to move in. Reduced to $849,000! Global Force Rlty. 604-802-8711 www.yourlinktorealestate.ca

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

FLEETWOOD RENO’D 2140sf 4br 3ba, large 7100sf lot, bsmt suite $539,000. 604-727-9240 see uSELLaHOME.com id5617

6052

HATZIC LAKE 1 hr drive from Vanc, 2 vacant lots 1 is lakefront $65K is for both 604-302-3527 see uSELLaHOME.com id5588

Real Estate Investment HATZIC LAKE Swans Point, 1 hr from Vanc incl lot & 5th wheel ski, fish, $134,500. 604-209-8650 see uSELLaHOME.com id5491

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, $729K 604-581-5541 see: uSELLaHOME.com id5506

6030

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

6050

LANGLEY RENOD sxs duplex +1/2ac lot, rental income $2,200 /month $489,900 604-807-6565 see uSELLaHOME.com id3186

Build Results

S. Surrey/ White Rock

6008-42

6065

Langley/ Aldergrove

Lots & Acreage

Borrow Up To $25,000

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

Okanagan/ Interior

Chilliwack

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

No Credit Checks! Cash same day, local office

6040

Real Estate

Langley/ Aldergrove

604.434.7744 • info@coverallbc.com

5070

For Sale by Owner

6015

A51

Coquitlam

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

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

Get MORE

LIVING ROOM

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

Dreaming of a New Home?

Find it in the Real Estate Section.

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Japenese, Korean, Punjabi, Thai, Caucasian. Great Massage Now Hiring. 10am-Midnight every day. 2263 Kingsway at Nanaimo St. Van., 604.294.8038

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604-739-3998

7015

Escort Services

GENTLEMEN! Attractive discreet European lady is available for company. 604 451-0175

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604-630-3300

To advertise call 604-630-3300

6008

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-40

6008

OFFERED BELOW assessed value 1000sf 3br 2ba home huge 10,000sf lot $375K 778-859-0717 see uSELLaHOME.com id4272

Condos/ Townhouses

W.End/Down/Yaletown

OPEN HOUSE SAT. 2 TO 4PM • MLS# V994147 #401 - 1132 HARO ST., WEST END VAN. FABULOUS 2 BDRM., 2 BATH APT. • 659,000

REDUCED 3136SF 7br 3.5ba fabulous vu, below assessment CDS lot $698,888 778-898-7731 see uSELLaHOME.com id5595

$

• 1088 Square Feet • New Pipes 2012, Wood Floors • 1 Block to Robson Street • 2 Secured Parking Spots • 1 Large Storage Locker • Full Size Washer/Dryer • Quiet South-East Facing, Bright • Sundeck for Sitting • Walk to Stanley Park, Shopping

JUDY KILLEEN • 604-833-8044 Personal Real Estate Corporation

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

6020-14

Langley/ Aldergrove

ALDERGROVE SXS DUPLEX 80K below assessment. $3K/mo rent $529,900 firm 604-807-6565 see uSELLaHOME.com id3428

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

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

Find it in the Real Estate Section. To Advertise Call

604.630.3300 Place ads online @

classifieds.vancourier.com


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THE VANCOUVER COURIER FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 2013

RENTALS 6508

6508

Apt/Condos

1 BR’s - Kerrisdale, great location! Close to shops, transit & schools. $1010-$1165 Available Now. 604-677-3205 www.lougheedproperties.com

HOME SERVICES 8015

Apt/Condos

Appliance Repairs

VAN APPLIANCE SERVICES Repair home appl. Low rate guar. Permit/Lic. Tom 604-323-8063 VANCOUVER. Modern 1 & 2 BR. Collingwood Village. Steps to Joyce Skytrain. 1-888-830-4232

8030

Carpentry

8060

Concrete

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

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

604-253-0049

AMBER LODGE

Oak & West 14th 1 BR’s (Avail now & May 1) 2 BR’s (Avail May 1) Studio (Avail May 1) Well maintained building close to all amenities and VGH. Some pets ok.

A 1 Retaining Walls, Foundation, Stairs, Driveways, Patios, Sidewalks. Any concrete project. Free Est. Since 1977. Basile 604-617-5813

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

604-731-2714

COAL HARBOUR, 1420 West Georgia, 1 BR, 8th floor, bright, 535sf, 6 appl, gym, water view, balcony, Avail May 1, $1350/m. Call 604-908-5424. KERRISDALE, 1 BR $975, 2 BR $1500 avail May 1, h/wood flrs, updated, incl heat & h/w, 1 yr lease, ref’s, np, ns, 778-772-7011

6510

Co-ops

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

RENOS • REPAIRS 9129 Shaughnessy St., Van.

732-8453

CARPENTER 25 yrs exp., reliable, quality work. $41.50/hr, WCB 604-839-0256

WIT’S END HOUSING CO-OP

(1592 S.W. Marine Dr, Vanc.) Marpole Area. Now accepting applications for a 2 BR Unit in a family oriented complex. • Close to bus and all amenities. • Rent $966 • Shares $1900 • Sorry no dogs allowed (unless registered working dogs). • Min 2 indoor cats allowed. To apply please email: witsendcoop@shawbiz.ca Or mail: Box 409 - 1592 SW Marine Dr, Vancouver V6P 6M1

Suites/Partial Houses

6602

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

Since 1989

BBY, 5420 Dominion St, lrg 2 BR with hrdwd flrs, 5 appls, 1300sf, $1100/mo + 50% utils, N/s, N/p, very cln. 604-317-7686 or 253-7686

Need a New Place?

Call 604-327-1178

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

8055

Cleaning

Managed by Dodwell Strata Management Ltd.

UBC 407-2250 Westbrook Mall, 2BR, 2BA, 830sf, bal, lease, no pet, no smoking, $1950, Eric 604-723-7368

Find one in the Classifieds To advertise call 604-630-3300

CONCRETE Repair/Epoxy and Polyurethane Injection Commercial/Residential Concrete Restoration. Repair, Strengthening and Waterproofing. Concrete Spall and Corrosion Repair. Cementious Grouting. Water Intrusion Solutions. Call 778-870-9965 or email: topguninjection@gmail.com

8065

Contracting

A QUALITY CLEANING exp res /comm. low rate’s senior’s disc 778.239.9609 or 778.998.9127

ENVIRO MAID INSURED and BONDED. Residential. Exc.refs. Free est. $25/hr. 604-685-1344 enviromaid.net RELIABLE, RESPONSIBLE & Respectful. Refs avail. Non-Toxic products. Yolanda 778-228-8228

HAVE you tried the rest? Now try the Best! Try our $60 cleaning. 604-716-8631

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

604.254.1760

Renovating? 604-418-7691 www.showcase-interiors.com Experienced / Licenced / Fully Insured / Many References

8073

Drainage

RNC DRAINAGE

−Augering −Water & Sewer line repair & replacement −Sumps −Drain Tile −Concrete Work −Foundation, −Excavation −Retaing Walls −Site restored Call Ron 778-227-7316 or 604-568-3791

8075

C SAVE

Hydro Flushing

SA

Perimeter Drainage

Field/Yard Drainage

Sumps/Catch Basins

Hydro Flushing

Foundation Crack Repairs

Perimeter CompactDrainage Excavator

Services H Field/Yard Drainage

Sumps/Catch Basins Perime Foundation Crack Repairs Compact Excavator Services

SAVE $100

ON PERIMETER DRAINAGE REPLACEMENT

SAVE $25 ON YOUR NEXT

Includes the installation of PVC piping, catch basins and Sumps

HYDRO FLUSH SERVICE

Have your Perimteter Drainage Flushed of Dirt and Debris Before Back Ups Occur

VANCOUVER 604-879-1415 / RICHMOND 604-244-0220

Excavating

# 1 YARD DRAINAGE, STONE WORK & HOUSE DEMOLITION

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

8090

Fencing/Gates

KB METAL PRODUCTS LTD. FENCE & GATES : CHAIN LINK & ALUMINUM ORNAMENTAL. ✫Free Estimates: 604-619-8434 West Coast Cedar Installations New, repaired or rebuilt ★ Fences & Decks ★ 604-435-5755 or 604-788-6458

Flooring/ Refinishing

Repairs & Staining Installation Free Estimates

Century Hardwood Floors 604-376-7224 www.centuryhardwood.com

CELTIC HARDWOOD FLOORS Installations & refinishing. Quality work. Reas Rates. 604-293-0057 INSTALLATION REFINISHING, Sanding. Free est, great prices. Satisfaction guar. 604-518-7508

8120

Glass Mirrors

2837 Kingsway, Vancouver

Tel: 604-603-9655

8125

Gutters

RENOS • REPAIRS 9129 Shaughnessy St., Van.

732-8453

DRYWALL Reliable Work ★ Res & Comm ★ 35 Yrs Exp.

Mike 604-789-5268

VINCE’S MAGIC Drywalling & textured ceiling repairs. Bonded 604-307-2295 / 778-340-5208

8080

Contact us today for a free estimate.

Max: 604-341-6059 Licensed & Bonded

Lic. 22308

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

Email request to: info@hillcrestplumbing.com Offer Expires April 30, 2012

All Types of Wiring & Re-wiring Data etc. Reas. Rates, Free Est. Lic #9039, 604-315-1950

Call our Sales Experts at 604-630-3300

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

HANDYMAN, reno, kitchen, bath, plumbing, countertop, flooring, painting, etc. Mic, 604-725-3127 THE HANDYMAN CAN Professional Home Services Big or small - we do them all Free Est. Sr.Disc. 604-340-4633

8140

Heating

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

8150

www.RenoRite.com

Save Your Dollars

✓ RenoRite 604 451 0225

Bath Kitchen Suites & More

8155

8160

Lawn & Garden

HEDGE SHRUB TREE & STUMP REMOVAL FREE ESTIMATE INSURED

224-3669 Tree Topping, Clean-Up, Planting, Trimming, Power Raking, Aeration, etc. • Westside & Eastside

Kitchens/Baths

GARDEN CLEAN-UP • Planting • Pruning • Lawncare Call Jim Slade

604.266.6333

Landscaping

Need a Great New Lawn?

New Lawn Installation Turf • Seed • Artificial Excavation Drainage • Pavers Call for a Free Estimate

604-220-5296

Greenworx Redevelopment Inc. Hedges, pavers, ponds & walls, returfing, demos, drainage, jackhammering. Old pools filled in, decks, concrete 604.782.4322

8160

Lawn & Garden

PRUNING

DUNBAR LAWN & GARDENS Free Estimates

604-266-1681

WCB • FULLY INSURED

EST. 41 YEARS

Spring Services

AT YOUR HOME GUTTER SERVICES

No More HST! BOOK NOW! • Gutter Installation, Cleaning & Repairs • Roofing & Roof Repairs • Moss Control, Removal & Prevention 25 year Warranteed Leaf & Needle Guard

WCB – Fully Insured 100% Money Back Guarantee

604-340-7189 ACCREDITED BUSINESS

Electrical

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

Handyperson

www.englishlawns.com

Commercial/Residential

Since 1989

8130

Hardwood Floor Refinishing

Store Fronts • Windows & Doors Broken Glass • Foggy Glass Patio Doors • Mirrors • Etc.

Drywall

Quality Drywall Finishing. Textured Ceilings & Repair. Renov Specialist. No job too small. 837-1785

SAVE Clip &

8087

TROY TEATHER DRAINAGE & SEWER 15% OFF - 604-722-1105

Wayne The Drywaller

Clip &

Electrical

YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guar’d. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

8105

* HOUSE & HOME Cleaning * We are Licensed, Bonded & Insured. $25/hr. 604-700-9218

TWO LITTLE LADIES. For all your cleaning needs. Lic’d & Insured. Call 778-395-6671

info@langaragardens.com

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

8080

Same Day Service, Fully Insured

FREE ESTIMATES

• Lawn Maintenance • Fertilizing • Yard Clean-ups • Aeration • Pruning/Hedges • Power Raking • Rubbish Removal • Odd jobs •Yearly Maintenance Programs •

310-JIMS (5467) BOOK A JOB AT

www.jimsmowing.ca

$25 $25 LAWN CUTS $25 $25 LIONS GATE LAWN CARE 778-898-LAWN (5296)

West-side Lawn & Garden ● Lawn Cutting ● Gardening ● Landscaping

604-261-9697 Est 29 yrs

LAWNS CUT $22 and up Edge and Trim

Wes 604-266-5912 WILDWOOD LANDSCAPING Hedge Trimmimg & Tree Pruning & Hedge Removal Spring Clean Up Lawn Restoration. Planter Box, Garden Installation. Comm/Strata/Res Free Estimates. 604-893-5745 604-723-2468; Tran the Gardener. Lawns, aeration, power raking, cutting, trimming, cleanups. 604-723-2468 Garden/Lawn Specialist, cleaning, weeding, planting, pruning, new planting beds, garden projects etc. 604-561-0897 or text JAPANESE GARDENER Landscape & maintenance, clean-ups, trimming. Reas, free est, 25 yrs exp 604-986-8126 JIM’S MOWING 604-310-JIMS (5467) www.jimsmowing.ca

JUST LAWNCUTS

atyourhomeservicesgroup.ca TROY TEATHER GUTTERS 15% OFF - 604-722-1105 Waters Home Maintenance Gutter Cleaning, repairs, windows Free estimate 604-738-6606

8130

Handyperson

Cameron 604-709-6230 LAWNS • GARDENS • TREES • SHRUBS EST.1994

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

Certified • Insured • WCB

rakesandladders.com

Since 1989

TURF-GRASS MANAGEMENT

RENOS • REPAIRS 9129 Shaughnessy St., Van.

Have a Healthy Green Lawn

Gary’s Reno’s & Repairs Electrical, Plumbing, Flrs, Tiles, Paint, etc Free Est. 604-813-2930

*Spring Special*

732-8453

Complete Lawn Restoration Residential/Commercial

Lawn Aeration + Fertilizing $79.95*

604-526-6305

LAWNS CUT, power raking, hedge trim, pruning, gardening, fertilizing, yard clean-up. (604) 773-0075. Ny Ton Gardening Power racking, Trimming, Shrubs, Pruning, Yard Cleanup, 604-782-5288 ★ SD ENTERPRISES ★ Lawncare, power raking, landscaping, pruning, clean-up, cedar fencing. Terry, 604-726-1931

15 % SENIORS DISCOUNT Lawns cut/aerate/pruning Hedges trim/ member BBB/ Free est/Brad 778-552-3900 ENGLISH LAWNS, new lawn installs, replace old, drainage, landscaping, pavers, etc. Any size job. Nick, 604-929-7732


FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 2013 THE VANCOUVER COURIER

HOME SERVICES 8175

Masonry

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

8180

Home Services

8193

Oil Tank Removal

FLECK CONTRACTING LTD.

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

HOME TECHNOLOGY CONSULTING: user-friendly

help for renos, new builds & existing homes. Plans for great music, media & Wi-Fi experiences around your home.

604.644.7238 | simpleer.com

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

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

8195

Moving & Storage

AFFORDABLE MOVING

THE REAL DEAL 3 Rooms $250

Exterior Special on NOW

1 to 3 Men

Give us a Call We’re Tough to Beat

45

604-771-7052

Licenced & Insured Local & Long Distance

ALLQUEST PAINTING

Seniors Discount

Quality Work You Can Trust!

www.affordablemoversbc.com

Insured/WCB

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

We accept Visa, Mastercard & Interac

FREE ESTIMATES

604-537-4140 B&Y MOVING Experienced Movers ~ 2 Men $55 ~

Over 10 yrs. Exp. • Licenced & Insured • Professional Piano Movers

604-708-8850

BEST RATE MOVING

Painting/ Wallpaper

DJ PAINTING, Int/Ext. Com/Res. Drywall repair. Free ests. Cell: 604-417-5917, 604-258-7300 PROFESSIONAL PAINTER more than 10 yrs. Small jobs ok. Call Serj 604-377-2417 RONALDO PAINTING (1981) Master in Quality , fully insured, Free estimate, 778-881-6478 ★ STAFFORD & SON ★ Interior/Exterior. Top quality work. Reas. rates. BBB, 604-221-4900 THOMAS Painting. Int & ext, new construction. Good prices, 18+ yrs exp. Thomas 604-724-8648

8200

Patios/Decks/ Railings

Free Estimates

Interior & Exterior ★ UNBEATABLE PRICES ★ Free Est. / Written Guarantee

778-997-9582

D&M PAINTING

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

604-724-3832

Experienced Movers with Affordable Rates! Starting $40/ hour FLAT RATE also available

8220

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

www.PatioCoverVancouver.com

Central Decking Co.

• Build & Rebuild – waterproof decks • Specialize in seamless polyurethane membrane deck coatings • Sundecks – Balconies – Patios

604-618-0631

centraldecking@gmail.com www.centraldecking.ca

8205

Paving/Seal Coating

• Licensed & Insured. • Local & storage. • Ca & US long distance.

604-505-1386 604-505-9166 ABE MOVING & Delivery and Rubbish Removal $35/HR per Person • 24/7 604-999-6020

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

FENCES • STAIRS

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

8225

TLL MOVING Local & Long Distance. Good Rates. Licensed & Insured. Call 778-389-6357

Alliance

• Residential • Commercial • Strata • Walkways, Vinyl Siding, Patios, etc. • Moss Removal • Fully Insured

604-723-2526 Ken’s Power Washing Plus SPRING SPECIALS • Pressure Washing • Gutter & Window Cleaning • Painting • Free Estimates • Insured

Call Ken 604-716-7468

Driveway, Walkway & Parking Lot

Garage Apron / Speed Bump / Pot Hole Commercial & Residential

604-618-2949

ALLEN ASPHALT concrete, brick, drains, foundations, walls, membranes 604-618-2304/ 820-2187

Plumbing

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Pressure Washing Get Ready for Summer! Grime Buster - removal of slimy Green & Black Algae Gutter Cleaning (vacuum out) Deck, Stairs, Railing Fences , Sidewalks, Patios Residential/Commercial Power Washing: RV’s, HD equip, store fronts, awnings, prkg lots, strata & co-op housing etc.

Mario 778-558-6161

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

8193

Oil Tank Removal

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

8240 Magic Star Painting

Since 1983

FROM DESIGN TO FINISH

Top Quality Quick Work

Call Now: 780-6510

WESTMOR

PAUL’S PAINTING

Res - Com Professional Service FLAT RATE 7 DAYS/WK

Plumbing Ltd

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

Bill 604-298-1222 www.chrisdalehomes.com

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

778-865-0370 ACCURATE PAINTING - Int & ext, new const. Good prices. 15+ yrs exp. Henry cell 604-754-9661

Renovations & Home Improvement

TOTAL HOME A RENOVATIONS

Spring Specials $ 3 ROOMS 299 (Walls Only)

• PAINTING Painting & • RENOVATION Restoration • HANDYMAN

Power Washing

SUNDECKS

30 years exp.

731-7709

drytech.ca RENOVATIONS 22-BUILD (222-8453) Showroom: 1230 West 75th Ave.

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

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

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

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

604-318-4390 aaronrconstruction.com

8250

Roofing

• 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 ACCREDITED BUSINESS

atyourhomeservicesgroup.ca

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

732-8453

ALL JOBS WELCOME! •Kitchen & Bath • Crown Moldings •Drywall •Painting •Flooring 604-771-2201 or 604-771-5197

ALLQUEST PAINTING Quality Work You Can Trust! 778 997-9582 ★ BATHROOM SPECIALIST★ Tiles, tub, vanity, plumbing, paint framing. From start to finish. Over 20 yrs exp. Peter 604-715-0030 ★ COMPLETE RENOS ★ If you need a helping hand call Frank the Handyman! 604-327-8070 C 604-802-3109 D & M RENOVATIONS, Flooring, tiling, finishing. Fully Insured. Top quality, quick work 604-724-3832 High United Construction New build, renos, drywall, tile, stucco, plumbing, repairs. Big or small jobs. Randy 604-250-1385 BATH/KITCHEN Renos, decks, fencing, home repairs. Home Improvment Centre. 604-240-9081 ★PAUL’S PAINTING★ Painting, Reno’s, Handyman Call 778-865-0370

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

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bradsjunkremoval.com 20 YARD BINS Avail Now ! We Load or You Load

AMG ROOFING & SIDING

Additions, renos & new const. Concrete forming & framing specialist. Patrick 604-218-3064

Student Works

Disposal & Recycling

604-220•JUNK(5865)

A EASTWEST Roofing & Siding Reroofing, Gutter, BBB Member, 10% disc, Seniors Disc, 604-783-6437

A1 CONTRACTING. Bsmt, bath, kitchen cabinets, tiling, painting & decks. Dhillon, 604-782-1936

Rubbish Removal

No More HST! BOOK NOW!

Since 1989

RENOS • REPAIRS 9129 Shaughnessy St., Van.

8255

AT YOUR HOME ROOFING SERVICES

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

$20 LOW COST

8220

Free Estimates

Renovations & Home Improvement

CEDARWORKS

ASPHALT PAVING

604-787-8061 1 to 3 men from $40

8240

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

Licensed & Insured • Seniors Discount

TCP MOVING

Plumbing

Power Washing

Painting/ Wallpaper

www.reparrot.com Faucets, Toilets, Hardware, Misc licensed/insured 1-855-reparrot

8185

8195

A53

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

AMBLESIDE ROOFING

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

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

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

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

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 Canam Roofing 778-881-1417 Residential roofing, new, reroofing & repairs. Peace of mind warranty. www.canamroofing.ca ★ MCNABB ROOFING ★ RESIDENTIAL/COMMERCIAL 40 years exp. Call 604-839-7881 MCR Mastercraft Roofing Right the 1st time! Repairs, reroofing, garage, decks. Hart 322-5517

FIXHOME.CA New Roof, Re-Roof,Repair,Moss+Gutter Clean. Ph 604-240-1850

8255

Rubbish Removal

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

20 YARD BINS AVAILABLE NOW !

8309

Tiling

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

PTV TILE INSTALLATIONS Ceramic Tile, Porcelain, Slate, 20 Yrs Exp. Santo 778-235-1772

8315

Tree Services

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

8335

Window Cleaning

WHITE ROSE Window Cleaning. Inside and out. Gutters cleared and cleaned too! 604-274-0285 Waters Home Maintenance Window Cleaning, also Gutters. Free Est. 604-738-6606

WE LOAD OR YOU LOAD

“Haul Anything ... but Dead Bodies”

604.220.JUNK (5865)

Serving the Lower Mainland since 1988

Bulldog Disposal Co Home & Yard Clean Ups Residential/Commercial No Job Too Small Free Estimates- 7 Days/Wk Call Tony 604-834-2597 www.bulldogdisposal.ca

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AUTOMOTIVE 9125

Domestic

9125

9145

Domestic

2011 Dodge Charger SE 1,700 kms. Very cool,mint,smells new! $21,100obo. Gord 778-300-2538

Scrap Car Removal

2001 TOYOTA Tacoma Dbl Cab,

FREE

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

2003 SATURN AWD 4-cyl VUE;

5-dr; auto; only 64km ; Econo ; AS NEW! $9999. incl 1-yr Warr D10578 Auto Depot 604-727-3111 NVan

2013 FORD Flex AWD Limited

7-pass 16 km, loaded! $37,888. Lease/Buy! 20' wheels; Full Warr! D10578. 604-727-3111 Auto Depot, 1397 Welch NVan.

9129

Luxury Cars

Sports & Imports

V6, 1 yr warr sale $11,888 D10578. 604-727-3111 Auto Depot, NVan.

1998 BMW 328i convertible $7900 MJ Autowholesale www.mjautowholesale.com 604.466.6007 dl#30332

Sports & Imports

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

9160

Sports & Imports

2010 LEXUS GX460 Ultra Bal Lexus 6 yr 110,000 km fact warr, V8; 36k ! Local Lease/Buy Trade? #10578 Auto Depot 604-727-3111

CASH FOR ALL COMPLETE CARS OPEN 24 HRS. INCLUDING HOLIDAYS

MIKE: 604-872-0109 #1 FREE Scrap Vehicle Removal Ask about $500 Credit!!! $$ PAID for Some 604.683.2200

THE SCRAPPER

2002 F-150 Ford Super Cab 4x4 'XTR', 1 yr warr, $7850 D10578. 604-727-3111 Auto Depot, 1397 Welch NVan.

SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL

2007 Hyundai Sonata Sedan $7900 MJ Autowholesale www.mjautowholesale.com dl#30332. 604.466.6007 2001 SUBARU AWD Outback LTD Wagon, lthr, dual sunroofs; alloys; 1yr Warr , $7850. Lux/ #10578. 604-727-3111 Auto Depot, 1397 Welch NVan.

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC E

9155 2001 JAGUAR XJR, Just Serviced, new brakes/tires, exc. Cond. $12,500 firm, consider trade. 604-644-4440

2012 AUDI A4 Quattro, Premium, 29,000km, $42,900, panorama sunroof, auto, monsoon grey, black leather interior, all season tires. Snow tires optional. 604-764-8044

9173

Vans

2008 LEXUS AWD IS250 Navi, 110

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

2005 FORD Escape XLT 1yr warr, alloys, sale $7,750 fold flat seats, #10578 Auto Depot 64-727-31111397 Welch NVan

km, Bal of Lexus warr! Loaded; Lease/Buy! D10578. 604-727-3111 Auto Depot, 1397 Welch NVan.

2002 Honda Civic Sedan Auto -$5800 MJ Autowholesale www.mjautowholesale.com 604.466.6007 dl#30332

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

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 2007 Suzuki XL7 7 pass loaded AWD $12,800 MJ Autowholesale www.mjautowholesale.com 604.466.6007 dl#30332

2011 Lexus IS350c V6 Better than New! NAVI, lease or Buy? $45888. Bal 6-yr&110km. Lexus Warranty D10578 AutoDepot 604-727-3111

9145

9160

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES

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

2009 FORD Edge Limited 52km, Navi, 20' chrome alloys; mint, tow pack; V6, $23,888. Warr D10578. 604-727-3111 Auto Depot, NVan.

9160

No Wheels, No Problem

2H

2005 DODGE SX 2.0 manual $2900 MJ Autowholesale dl#30332 mjautowholesale.com 604 466 6007

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

NO WHEELS, NO PROBLEM

2002 LINCOLN Town Car, 'L' 54kms! As New! Luxury @ its Finest! Local & Loaded! Don’t miss this! D10578Auto Depot604-727-3111

2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited Affordable Luxury 35,600 kms. 2.4L GDI DOHC. $19,999. Email: sjscot@shaw.ca (604) 794-3428.

9155

only 95kms! Clean/Safe affordable 1-yr Warr incl $4650. D10578. 604-727-3111 Auto Depot, NVan.

2009 Nissan Versa SL $9995 1.8L 6 spd low kms, fuel efficient mint condition. Fully loaded with sports package 778-881-3471.

1999 GM Tracker 4x4, 5 spd, low km, Suzuki built LOCAL $4,850 D10578 Auto Depot, 604-727-3111

DOWNTOWN

2007 DODGE Caravan Sprt V6, 7 pass, local clean sale $6,888 #10578 Auto Depot 604-727-3111 2010 FORD Lariat F-150 SuperCrew NAVI 18km, $37,500 Loaded Lease of buy? D10578. 604-727-3111 Auto Depot, NVan

VANCOUVER

2002 Volkswagen GTI 2 door Auto $6900 MJ Autowholesale www.mjautowholesale.com 604.466.6007 dl#30332

9515

30 TO CHOO FROMSE

1989 19’ Bayliner Capri Blue, 2.3 litre IO Fresh water cooled, new windshield/canvas/swim grid, trailer. $8,375. 604-837-7564

2010 Lexus RX 350 FWD, Black/Gray, clear title, excellent condition, $14,600, pckvgh@yahoo.com

9160

Sports & Imports

1961 Chev Bel- Air GMC $4800 MJ Autowholesale dl#30332 www.mjautowholesale.com 604.466.6007

Boats

2009 TOYOTA Matrix Hatchback 4cyl auto; A/C No Accidents! p/w; $9999. 1yr Warr Roomy & D10578 604-727-3111 Auto Depot, NVan.

604-257-8900 • WWW.DOWNTOWN.NISSAN.CA

HUGE FLEET SALE!

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

2002 KIA RioWagon; 4cyl 5-sp &

Scrap Car Removal

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

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

2010 BMW 328XI AWD 59km,

2003 TOYOTA Camry LE 94km!

no accid, v6, reliable 1 yr warr. #10578 Auto Depot 604-727-3111 1397 Welch NVan

local Lease or Buy? No Accid, loaded; Bal BMW Warr; D10578. 604-727-3111 Auto Depot, 1397 Welch NVan.

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

2005 NISSAN Sentra SE, Sporty, 1 owner, low kms, best buy! $6,850. D10578. 604-727-3111 Auto Depot, 1397 Welch NVan.

All vehicles include 90 day comprehensive warranty and safety inspection with ICBC report, air conditioning, power group, automatic, antilock brakes, cruise control, am/fm stereo, tilt steering, cd player, 2.2L 4cyl.

$4,995 $5,395 $5,995 $89

*

2007 COBALT

2007 COBALT

2007 COBALT

2006 COBALT

$99

*

2006 COBALT

1991 MERCEDES BENZ 300C. Auto, new tires. 111,000 km. Exc cond. $5,100 obo 604-786-6495

Under 40,000kms 2 to choose from

2006 Honda Accord Sedan EXL $9900 MJ Autowholesale www.mjautowholesale.com 604.466.6007 dl#30332

*$89 bi-weekly financing based on 9.9% for 48 months, total paid $9,256 / $99 bi-weekly financing based on 9.9% for 48 months, total paid $10,296.

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

90,000kms plus 4 to choose from

80-90 kms 3 to choose from

60-80 kms 8 to choose from

40-50 kms 3 to choose from

1992 SUBARU Loyal S/W, 4 cyl, auto, aircared, pwr grp, exc cond, all rec. $1800 obo. 604-433-3039

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A55

FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 2013 THE VANCOUVER COURIER

ONLY at

kia.ca

KIA Vancouver

EXTRA

750

$

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2013

2013

WAS

20,945 $ 1,500

$

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750

NOW

NOW

18,695 21,800 !

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$

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1,250

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750

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HWY (A/T): 6.5L/100KM CITY (A/T): 9.7L/100KM

DISCOUNT

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AVAILABLE ALL-WHEEL DRIVE

28,645 $ 4,100

$

DISCOUNT

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Sportage SX shown"

2013

HWY (A/T): 6.5L/100KM CITY (A/T): 9.8L/100KM

25,950 $ 3,400

$

DISCOUNT

$

Sorento SX shown"

2013

HWY (A/T): 5.6L/100KM CITY (A/T): 8.6L/100KM

HWY (M/T): 6.5L/100KM CITY (M/T): 8.1L/100KM

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*5-year/100,000 km worry-free comprehensive warranty.

Offer(s) available on select new 2013 models through participating dealers to qualified customers who take delivery by April 30, 2013. Dealers may sell or lease for less. Some conditions apply. See dealer for complete details. All offers are subject to change without notice. Vehicles shown may include optional accessories and upgrades available at extra cost. All pricing includes delivery and destination fees up to Offer(s) select newlevies 2013 models through participating to qualified delivery by Aprilregistration, 30, 2013. Dealers mayother sell ortaxes, leasevariable for less.dealer Some administration conditions apply. for complete All (if offers are subject change withoutspecified). notice. Vehicles showncharges may include optional accessories andofupgrades at extra All pricing delivery !and Cashdestination purchase fees priceupforto20 $1,650 available other feesonand certain (including tire levies) and $100dealers A/C charge (wherecustomers applicable)who andtake excludes licensing, insurance, feesSee(updealer to $699) and downdetails. payment applicable and to unless otherwise Other dealer may be required at the time purchaseavailable Other lease and cost. financing optionsincludes also available $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 2013 Soul 1.6L AT (SO752D)/2013 Optima LX AT (OP542D)/2013 Sorento LX AT (SR75BD)/2013 Sportage LX AT FWD (SP752D) is $18,695/$21,800/$23,295/$22,695 and includes a cash savings of $1,500/$3,400/$4,100/$2,500 and an upgrade bonus of $750/$750/$1,250/$1,250 (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. ‡ $1,000/$3,400/$4,100/$2,500cashsavingsonthecashpurchaseofaneligiblenew2013ForteLXMT(FO540D)/2013OptimaLXAT(OP542D)/2013SorentoLXAT(SR75BD)/2013SportageLXATFWD(SP752D)fromaparticipatingdealerbetweenApril13-22,2013,isdeductedfromthesellingpricebeforetaxesandcannotbecombinedwithspecialleaseandfinanceoffers.Someconditionsapply. ¥UpgradeBonusof$1,250/$750/$1,250/$1,250 is available on all cash, finance and lease offers of new 2013 Soul 1.6L AT (SO752D)/2013 Optima LX AT (OP542D)/2013 Sorento LX AT (SR75BD)/2013 Sportage LX AT FWD (SP752D) from a participating dealer between April 13–22, 2013, and is deducted from the selling price before taxes. Customers will receive a cheque in the amount of $750 or $1,250 (excluding taxes) or can apply it to the selling/lease price before taxes. See your dealer for complete details. !Model shown Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price for 2013 Soul 2.0L 4u Luxury AT (SO759D)/2013 Optima SX Turbo AT (OP748D)/2013 Sorento 3.5L SX AWD 7-Seater (SR75XD)/2013 Sportage 2.0T SX Navigation (SP759D) is $27,345/$35,550/$43,045/$39,145 and includes delivery and destination fees of $1,650/$1,455/$1,650/$1,650, and A/C charge ($100, where applicable). Licence, 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 2013 Soul 2.0L GDI 4-cyl (M/T)/2013 Optima 2.4L GDI 4-cyl (A/T)/2013 Sorento LX 2.4L GDI 4-cyl (A/T)/2013 Sportage 2.4L MPI 4-cyl (A/T). These updated estimates are based on the Government of Canada’s approved criteria and testing methods. Refer to the 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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HAPPY100%EARTH DAY BC Owned and Operated Prices Effective April 18 to April 24, 2013.

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

Grocery Department Bob's Red Mill Organic Steel Cut Oats Regular or Quick

2.99

SAVE

4/3.48

7.99lb/ 17.61kg

WOW!

PRICING

311ml

+deposit +eco fee

Organic Strawberries California Grown

3.98

WOW!

454g

product of USA

PRICING

product of USA

Sockeye Salmon Fillets

Crofter's Organic Premium Spreads assorted varieties

2/5.00

SAVE

product of Canada

45%

235ml

9.99

SAVE

39%

raw or regular

SAVE

2/6.00

product of USA

Deli Department

SAVE

11.99

25%

WOW!

regular retail price Zorba’s Spanakopitas

assorted varieties

4.49

2/5.98

115g

reg 3.99 each

product of USA

product of Canada

So Nice Fresh Organic Soy Beverages assorted varieties

assorted varieties

3/5.49

2/7.00

Echoclean 2X HE Liquid Laundry Detergent

SAVE

41%

from 1.69 product of Germany,

half loaf

2/6.00

2/6.00

Seventh Generation Household Cleaners

Earth’s Choice Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

9.99

Health Care Department Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts

14.99

regular retail price

Joy of the Mountains Oil of Oregano

15.99 19.99 27.99

1L • product of Spain

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15ml 30ml

59.99

827-876g

Vega One Nutritional Shake is an all-in-one, plant-based supplement, packed with 50% daily intake of vitamins and minerals, protein, fibre, omega-3, plus antioxidants, probiotics and greens.

2.00 off

regular retail price 454-525g

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PRICING

Seminars & Events: Cooking Class: Asian Flair – Exploring the Continent

with Choices’ Chef Antonio Cerullo. Cost $20 Monday, April 22, 7:00-9:00pm. At Choices South Surrey 3248 King George Blvd. Register online or call 604-541-3902.

Look for our

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OR

Monday April 29, 7:00-9:00pm. At Choices Floral Shop and Annex, 2615 W16th Ave, Vancouver. Register online or call 604-736-0009. 2012, 2013 Awards. Your loyalty has helped Choices achieve these awards. Thank you!

10ml

Vega One Nutritional Shake Powder

Brown Rice Flaxseed Bread Regular or Sandwich Size PRICING

454g

These soft seeds have a gourmet nutty taste that is simply delicious. Sprinkle Hemp Hearts on salad, cereal or yogurt; or enjoy on its own right out of the bag.

regular retail price

Rice Bakery

40%

100g

20% off regular retail price

retail price

SAVE

product of Canada

bags or bins

2.00 off regular

Dave & Friends Almonds assorted varieties

Organic Quick and Slow Cooking Oats

1.00 off

.50 off

3/6.00

product of USA

Bulk Department

Dairy and Egg Free Chocolate Cake or Spelt Coconut Cake Party Size

600g

product of Canada

Swedan, USA and Finland.

532-946ml

regular

assorted varieties

2.95L product of Canada

assorted varieties, assorted sizes

500g

Pearl's Frozen Perogies

9.99

If You Care Products

Organic Multigrain Bread

product of Italy

assorted varieties

from 2/6.00

Bakery Department

Pastificio Di Martino Organic Pasta

1.89L • product of Canada

product of USA

California Grown

.70/100g off

Annie's Homegrown Fruit Snacks

454g

PRICING

PRICING

from 4.49

assorted varieties

4.98lb/ 10.98kg

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assorted varieties

1.65L • product of Canada

Doi Chaang Organic Beyond Fair Trade Coffee

California Grown

Organic Green, Black or Purple Bunch Kale

A BC Favourite! Village Cheese

assorted varieties

500g

Organic Green Asparagus from Couture Farms

9.99lb/ 22.02kg

113g

Island Farms Vanilla Plus Ice Cream, Sherbert or Frozen Yogurt

product of Canada

38%

previously frozen, value pack

Enjoy Life Plentils Lentil Chips assorted varieties

Nuts To You Organic Almond Butter

27%

assorted varieties

623-680g

Produce Department

Spring Creek Top Sirloin Steaks

Santa Cruz Sodas

product of USA

40%

SAVE

Meat Department

PRICING

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Best Grocery Store

www.choicesmarkets.com Kitsilano

Cambie

Kerrisdale

Yaletown

Rice Bakery

South Surrey

2627 W. 16th Ave. Vancouver 604.736.0009

3493 Cambie St. Vancouver 604.875.0099

1888 W. 57th Ave. Vancouver 604.263.4600

1202 Richards St. Vancouver 604.633.2392

2595 W. 16th Ave. Vancouver 604.736.0301

3248 King George Blvd. South Surrey 604.541.3902

Choices at the Crest

8683 10th Ave. Burnaby 604.522.0936

Kelowna

Floral Shop

1937 Harvey Ave. Kelowna 250.862.4864

2615 W. 16th Vancouver 603-736-7522

Vancouver Courier April 19 2013  

Vancouver Courier April 19 2013