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he stunning re-election of the Liberals this week will have a direct effect on several key issues facing Vancouverites. Some of those issues such as Mayor Gregor Robertson’s call for a subway from Commercial Drive to the University of B.C. will likely put city council at odds with the Liberals. The mayor has pushed for a subway, which a 2008 government report estimated at $2.8 billion, to serve more transit riders along the Broadway corridor which city staff has said is the busiest bus corridor in North America. Premier Christy Clark said in kicking off the Liberals campaign that a referendum was the best way to determine whether the government should go ahead with any major transit upgrades in Metro Vancouver. Ridiculous is the word Robertson used in reaction to the Liberals’ referendum plan and said it would only delay the construction of a subway. In a statement the mayor issued Tuesday congratulating Clark and the Liberals, he reminded the provincial government that it has to deliver on transit improvements. Other priorities he listed for Vancouver included strengthening the local economy, ending street homelessness and making housing affordable. On the housing front, the mayor has acknowledged a good working relationship with Housing Minister Rich Coleman, who was re-elected Tuesday. In recent years, the Liberals purchased more than 25 single-room-occupancy hotels and committed to renovating all of them. The Liberals also worked with the city to construct 14 supportive housing buildings on city land and fund shelters. See MAYOR on page 4


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ORANGE CRUSHED While NDP leader Adrian Dix’s campaign slogan was Change for the Better: One Practical Step at a Time, voters in Vancouver did a two-step of change when they dispatched both Premier Christy Clark and Health Minister Margaret MacDiarmid. Wins by David Eby and George Heyman were the consolation prizes for the party on a night it was expecting to win for only the fourth time. Of Vancouver’s 10 ridings, seven are now held by the NDP: Eby (Point Grey) and Heyman (Fairview) joined Spencer Chandra Herbert (West End), Shane Simpson (Hastings), Jenny Kwan (Mount Pleasant), Mable Elmore (Kensington) and Dix (Kingsway). Andrew Wilkinson (Quilchena), Suzanne Anton (Fraserview) and Sam Sullivan (False Creek) kept three ridings Liberal. If Dix quits the top post, Heyman would be a natural contender if he’s willing. He was president of the 25,000-strong B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union for eight years before heading up the Sierra Club of B.C. The NDP lost three seats since dissolution. They counted eight more seats in the suburbs and 10 on Vancouver Island. Together that’s 25 of the party’s 33 seats. The Liberals, meanwhile, increased their seatcount by five to 50 and control Fraser Valley, Interior and the North.

EBY The NDP’s David Eby didn’t get to debate Clark in the 2011 by-election or the 2013 election. His background as the B.C. Civil Liberties Association executive director could come in handy to counter two of the Liberals’ RCMP-tied new MLAs: Surrey cop Amrik Virk won in Surrey-Tynehead while RCMP-funded, University of the Fraser Val-

Clark lives in Vancouver-Fairview, but lost in Vancouver-Point Grey and is now in search of a safe seat in which to run in a byelection. The most logical scenario would be for octogenarian MLA Ralph Sultan in West Vancouver-Capilano to step aside for the good of the party. He told CBC Radio this week, he would not voluntarily step down.

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B.C. Liberal leader Christy Clark won the day for her party, but lost her seat in Vancouver-Point Grey. The Liberals are seeking a safe riding for her to run in a byelection. Scan page with Layar for more photos and election stories. ley criminologist Darryl Plecas took the Abbotsford-South riding away from independent ex-Liberal John van Dongen.

MEDIA MATTERS What might have been the last newsprint election in B.C. featured the infamous 24 Hours “Comeback Kid” front page ad dressed up to look like a real front page. It turned out to be true, as Clark defied the

opinion polls on the day when it mattered. In the Globe and Mail, Clark was photographed jogging. A Vancouver Sun profile included the anecdote about her running a red light, seemingly on a dare from her 11year-old son Hamish. Clark’s campaign headquarters crew of strategists included longtime confidante Kim Haakstad, the deputy chief of staff who quit under pressure after the Multicultural

Former NPA city council-mates Sullivan and Anton are going to Victoria. Sullivan was the one-term mayor who was deposed by the NPA in favour of Peter Ladner, who, in turn, lost the mayoralty to Gregor Robertson in 2008 over the Olympic Village financing scandal. Anton failed to beat Robertson in the 2011 race. While Sullivan handily won his riding, which includes the Olympic Village, Anton benefited from a strong showing by the Green Party’s Stuart Mackinnon. The former Green Vancouver Park Board member’s 1,053 votes split the centre/left vote to enable Anton’s victory. Anton will be forced to quit from the B.C. Pavilion Corporation board, which is chaired by Surrey-Fleetwood winner Peter Fassbender. The NDP had proposed privatizing money-losing B.C. Place Stadium to deal with PavCo’s $1.4 billion capital debt. Trivia: Sullivan was famous for doing a “donut” in his motorized wheelchair with the Olympic flag at the Turin 2006 Winter Olympics closing ceremony. One of his new B.C. Liberal caucus mates is Michelle Stilwell, the wheelchair basketball and athletics champion from Paralympics who is now the MLA for Parksville-Qualicum. 2010goldrush@gmail.com twitter.com/bobmackin

Mayor wants Liberals to take big money out of municipal campaigns CONTINUED from page 1 The mayor has also advocated a regional police force and wants the provincial government to introduce legislation that would effectively take big money out of municipal election campaigns. The Liberals haven’t conclusively rejected the creation of a regional force but have been lukewarm to the concept since it was recommended in the final report of the Missing Women Commission of Inquiry. In the previous term, the Liberals promised to make changes to municipal election campaigns after the Local Government Elections Task Force report released in May 2010 recommended sweeping reforms for civic elections. The report came after city council, in a tri-party agreement, recommended the B.C. government introduce legislation to make changes to municipal campaigns, including banning union and corporate donations and imposing spending limits. Liberal Bill Bennett was the co-chair of the task force

You will see expense limits, “ you’ll see a dramatically different legislative framework for local government elections all across the province.

—Bill Bennett and minister responsible for local government. Until the campaign began in April, Bennett held the same cabinet post and said on the day the Liberals unveiled their platform that changes should be in place for the 2014

municipal election. “You will see expense limits, you’ll see a dramatically different legislative framework for local government elections all across the province,” said Bennett, who was reelected Tuesday night. The task force report, however, was panned by Vancouver politicians who noted the recommendations didn’t recommend limits on contributions to campaigns. Nor did it propose a ban on union and corporate donations or frequent disclosure of donations. Asked about exactly what would be implemented, Bennett said it will be based on recommendations in the report, which exclude the provisions requested by Vancouver city council. “I wouldn’t say to you that I could guarantee that it’s exactly what was recommended in the task force report but it is very, very consistent,” Bennett said of the legislation his party was working on prior to the campaign. mhowell@vancourier.com twitter.com/Howellings


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.C. Green Party candidate for Vancouver-Fraserview Stuart Mackinnon doesn’t believe his party had anything todowiththeNDP’ssurprisinglypoor results in the May 14 provincial election. Because the margin of votes between the Liberals and NDP in some ridings was so close, some speculate votes for the Greens undermined the NDP. There were 12 ridings in the province where the Liberals received a smaller number of votes than the NDP and Greens combined. Several pundits have speculated the NDP would have prevailed with a majority government had it not been for the Greens. But Mackinnon strongly disagrees. “This was about the NDP not getting their vote out, that’s what did them in at the end,” said Mackinnon. “And I think there’s an inherent arrogance if they think that if it wasn’t for the Greens, people would have voted NDP.” Mackinnon said while Vancouver-Fraserview has long been a Liberal stronghold, he heard from many constituents grateful for a “Green” choice this time around. “They said, ‘Thank you Stuart because now I can vote,’” said Mackinnon. In Vancouver-Fraserview as of May 16, Liberal Suzanne Anton won with 9,127

votes, 546 more than the NDP’s Gabriel Yiu. Mackinnon received 1,053 votes and the Conservative’s Rajiv Pandey’s 578. Across the province, the Liberals won 50 seats to the NDP’s 33. Andrew Weaver became the first Green elected as an MLA after winning Oak Bay-Gordon Head. Mackinnon, a high school teacher, said a colleague told him almost everyone in his coop housing development is an NDP supporter, but as far as he knows, he was the only one to vote. “It’s not a question of the Greens taking those votes,” said Mackinnon. NDP MLA Vancouver-West End Spencer Chandra Herbert, who was re-elected Tuesday night, agreed. “In the end you have to earn every vote,” said Chandra Herbert. “I had Liberal supporters and Greens telling me they were going to vote for me this time. We don’t own the vote, people own the vote.” Chandra Herbert said as of Wednesday he hadn’t heard any complaints about vote splitting. While he is disappointed in the election results across the province, he’s pleased the NDP increased its share of seats in Vancouver. The day after her win, Anton said she had no comment about vote splitting. “I’ll leave that up to the pundits,” she said with a laugh. sthomas@vancourier.com twitter.com/sthomas10

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Sam Sullivan is the newly elected Liberal MLA for Vancouver-False Creek through public processes,” he said. “We’ve never had a case of social housing being a problem, certainly less problems than we would get from market housing. That’s where the problems come.” Sullivan wants social housing at each of the 14 sites the city gave the province under his watch in 2007 completed. “I have a personal, emotional attachment to getting them done,” he said. He wants streetcars from Granville Island to Science World and downtown, which in 2011 was estimated to cost upwards of $200 million. Sullivan said his administration invested $60 million in upgrades to the Queen Elizabeth, Orpheum, the Cultch and the Playhouse Theatre. “I really want to continue to see good, strong infrastructure for arts and culture,” he said. The 53-year-old resident of Yaletown, who says he hasn’t driven in eight years and travels everywhere in his wheelchair, wants to champion “high quality” density that makes urban living at least as, if

not more, desirable than residing in the suburbs. “It’s actually morally essential,” he said, referring to greenhouse gas emission and the environment. He was coy about whether he wanted a cabinet position or what it would be. “That’s not my decision,” he said. Sullivan credited Premier Christy Clark with the party’s rise in popularity over the past month. He described Clark, whom he beat to be the NPA’s mayoral candidate in 2005 and went on to become mayor for a three-year year term, as a tough leader who didn’t give up. Sullivan was pushed out of municipal politics when the NPA favoured Peter Ladner for its mayoral candidate in 2008. Ladner was defeated by Vision Vancouver’s Gregor Robertson. Sullivan plans to continue hosting public salons through the Global Civic Policy Society he founded and promoting its smartphone app that features greetings in 20 languages. crossi@vancourier.com twitter.com/Cheryl_Rossi

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n a night that went so horribly wrong for the NDP, there was one race in the province that went so remarkably right for the party: David Eby toppled the premier in her own riding of Vancouver-Point Grey. “I don’t think it’s fully hit me, yet,” said Eby, standing in his campaign office on Broadway just before 1 a.m., moments after learning he beat Premier Christy Clark. “We’ve been sitting in that hot little room [at a nearby restaurant] watching the numbers come in for so long. It’s been intense.” It took until the early hours of the morning to determine the winner in Point Grey because, as Eby predicted during the campaign, it was to be — and it was — a close race. Unofficial results from Elections B.C. show Eby won 10,162 votes to Clark’s 9,377 for a margin of 785 votes. The Green Party’s Francoise Raunet finished with 1,420 votes. The margin of victory was reminiscent of the gap Eby could not close when he faced Clark in a May 2011 byelection and lost by a mere 564 votes. This time around, Eby said, he had doubled the number of volunteers working on his campaign and had more time to meet with voters and various community and business groups, as well as mobilize students at the University of B.C. He also noticed the issue of oil pipelines proposed to cut across the province was on more voters’ minds as he went door to door in a riding where many residents have views of the local waters. “Without a doubt, the number one issue I heard from people on was the environment,” he said as he referred to the proposal from Enbridge for a pipeline to run across northern B.C. from Alberta and Kinder Morgan Canada’s plan to twin its existing pipeline from Alberta to Burrard Inlet. “I think that was the deciding factor for a lot of people.” The NDP advocated to continue a moratorium on oil tanker traffic on the north coast and conduct “made-in-B.C.-reviews” of the Enbridge and Kinder Morgan proposals. The party was clear during the campaign that it didn’t want

Vancouver to become a major port for oil export where more tankers would be plying local waters. In contrast, Clark’s message during the campaign was that a ruling Liberal government would only consider support for the pipelines if they met certain conditions, including environmental reviews, legal and treaty rights addressed for First Nations and that B.C. received its share of economic benefits. History was against Eby winning the riding, a Liberal stronghold since then-Liberal leader and future premier Gordon Campbell won Point Grey in the 1996 election after defeating NDP candidate Jim Green. Community activist Mel Lehan also took on Campbell as the NDP candidate in the 2005 and 2009 elections and lost by an average of 2,000 votes in each race. Lehan, a retired elementary school teacher, stayed until the early morning Wednesday to hear whether Eby would end a 16-year Liberal reign of the riding. “It’s just wonderful,” said Lehan, standing outside Eby’s campaign office after learning the news. “It shows that people in this riding really understood that Christy Clark has not been a good premier, has not been a good MLA.” Clark’s loss in the riding now means the Liberals will have to ask one of their winning candidates to step aside so the re-elected premier could run in a byelection. Eby didn’t have any answers why the NDP, which was predicted by pollsters to win government, had such a poor showing across the province. “It’s hard for me to understand,” he said, noting the low voter turnout of 52 per cent. “One of the big questions we’ll be asking as a party is how do we engage more people in the democratic process so that they just don’t only respond to poll questions but come out and vote.” Eby is a 36-year-old lawyer originally from Kitchener, Ont. who moved to Vancouver about a decade ago. He articled with the federal department of justice before taking a job with Pivot Legal Society. Prior to the campaign, he was the executive director of B.C. Civil Liberties Association. mhowell@vancourier.com twitter.com/Howellings

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was as surprised as you were. When I turned on the tube shortly after 8 p.m. Tuesday night I saw the numbers, then listened to the pundits and the party hacks say it was still “too early” to tell. So I thought: fine. But, that reasoning began to wear thin fairly soon because, as you know, the Liberal domination in the provincial election held. The NDP was going down. I will leave it to others to sort out why the pollsters got it so wrong. This is not the first election where these high priests of public opinion prediction have failed to nail it. Pollsters blew it in Alberta most recently and were also off the mark in Quebec. Meteorologists have a better batting average. Given the dramatic and unexpected outcome in B.C., this election will become a major case study for future political practitioners. It will be the subject of PhD theses. Books may well be written about it. Not only will the methodology of pollsters come into question but let’s remember the NDP and Adrian Dix managed to blow a double-digit lead in what is one of the most stunning political defeats B.C. has ever seen. And bear in mind that while Christy Clark made history not only as the “comeback kid” who gave her party a fourth term for the first time since the days when W.A.C. Bennett was premier, Clark is the first woman to lead any party in this province to political victory. She framed the ballot question — it’s the economy — and defined her major opponent as indecisive and untrustworthy. She beat the pants off Dix as a campaigner. And she proved, once again, that attack ads work. (At this point I wouldn’t give you a nickel for Dix’s political future.) Given all that, it must be more than a bit annoying that the good people of Vancouver-Point Grey denied her a victory there. For the immediate future thought, the question is: what does this mean for Vancouver? I would note that throughout this campaign, while most of the Vision caucus would have preferred an NDP win, the mayor and his staff managed to keep their noses clean. You can bet they are not looking forward to having newly minted Liberal MLAs Sam Sullivan and Suzanne Anton back on the scene and possibly sticking it to a city government that is not to their liking. On the plus side though, Mayor Gregor Robertson and his crew have always managed to get on with Clark’s crowd in Victoria. There are some issues, however, that will cause frustration if not friction. Not the least of these is funding for transit and, in particular, a steady revenue stream for TransLink to enable the expansion of the system. That would include Surrey’s plans for light rail and Vancouver’s plans for a subway out to UBC. When we paused for the election, Transportation Minister Mary Polak, who was re-elected, was proposing future funding be determined by a region-wide referendum. Which isn’t just silly as it will pit municipalities against each other, it is a way of delaying or avoiding the issue. That is complicated now by a premier who did not run or win on promises of expansions to transit and is committed to a “debt-free B.C.” The province’s role in dealing with street homelessness and housing affordability will also be an issue. As I’ve pointed out before, Rich Coleman was surprisingly supportive as housing minister. But a commitment to getting rid of deficits could have that tap turned to a trickle. One other thing that will cause friction is the future use of provincially owned property in the city. You may recall that one element in the Liberals’ “balanced budget” was the sale of assets to generate revenue for operations. That may well include the sale of provincially owned property within the city limits or generating revenue, as they are doing with the Little Mountain project, by increasing density and building market housing where there was once social housing. All of this will be beyond the city’s control. And that will give us all something to watch over the next four years. agarr@vancourier.com

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I think, though, this is not a time to commit sociology, if I can use an expression.” — Prime Minister Harper, April 25, when asked about the alleged terrorist plot against a VIA rail train. I remember how the addiction began. In my late teens I signed up for a sociology course to top up a liberal arts semester in college. I recall two instructors; a woman who stood front of the class reading from Time magazine, and some guy from Kenya whose voice broke into a falsetto whenever he got worked up about class divisions. Even though the course barely produced a buzz in yours truly, it turned out to be the gateway drug for harder stuff. I began to roam the streets on my free time, haunting used bookstores and hauling my finds back home to my bedroom, safe from my parents’ prying eyes. “Are you committing sociology in there?!” my mother would demand from outside the door as I mainlined a paperback copy of Neil Postman’s Teaching as a Subversive Activity. “No ma,” I yelled back. “I’m just abusing myself, honest!” “Alright dear, just be careful with the books,” she trilled. “You could go blind from all that reading.” I had a serious “thinking problem” even in my late teens, and my parents knew it. (They encouraged me to take up editorial cartooning, a profession that involved less mental strain.) In any case, I soon discovered the work of Eliot Aronson, the scholar who came up with the concept of cognitive dissonance. I read his 1972 treatise The Social Animal from end to end and my mind was seriously blown. To date, Aronson’s book has gone through 11 editions, expanding each time like a red giant star with additional research about why humans behave the way we do. It’s the kind of information that some Tories would probably prefer we ignore, about power relations, mob psychology, and whatnot. In my 20s, I started committing sociology more openly. On dates I would pepper conversations with asides about resource mobilization and demographic models. I was like an unfunny standup comic stealing colleagues’ material to win approval — and I had a serious jones for more material. I soon discovered MIT media critic Noam Chomsky and started getting into the heavy stuff. But huffing hardcore sociology/political science texts without spotters felt risky. Luckily, I was able to connect with other overeducated junkies in Kitsilano who introduced me to their favourite brands, like Sapir-Whorf, Durkheim, and Reisman. We’d host all-night bull sessions where the beer and content analysis flowed, with only slight damage to the walls, floors and ceilings. It wasn’t enough. In my 30s I wanted to commit sociology in deed as well as word. I fantasized heading out into the mean streets of Vancouver with a ring binder and cassette recorder to interview squatters and conduct victimization surveys. Alas, without a postgraduate degree there was more chance of me perishing than publishing. I was a dabbler, a dilettante, although I knew my way well enough around the indentured, student-for-life crowd to get into trouble. One night at the Fraser Arms pub, some no-neck McGill undergrad challenged me to a duel. He led with Marxist-Leninist boilerplate, calling me a “reactionary bourgeois sentimentalist.” This oaf didn’t know that I had these sorts of moves down backwards. “Material, historical forces are responsible for false consciousness phantoms like you, hoser,” I growled back. He staggered back against the bar, took a deep breath, and then came at me spouting German philosopher Walter Benjamin, which I wasn’t expecting. Followed by Lacan, Derrida, Foucault and Marcuse. I was doubled up in agony when he dropped the bomb: Adorno. I was in way over my head with critical theory and just managed to escape out the side door with my damaged ring binder and bloodied ego. I can’t say I learned my lesson from that bruising exchange; I was still young and there were more bar fights in my future. But today as a middleaged man I recognize my mental limits. I commit sociology only indoors and on weekends with a few aging friends who like a little Howard Zinn with their Zinfandel. My mother was right, and so is the Prime Minister. Thinking is dangerous. www.geoffolson.com

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CYCLING ‘TAIL’ WAGGING CITY’S TRANSIT DECISIONS

To the editor: Re: “Changes coming to Pt. Grey Road,” May 3. Allen Garr concludes that Cornwall Avenue businesses may not be disrupted by losing parking to a dedicated bike lane because a City of Vancouver consultation found that 80 per cent of the area’s customers come by foot, transit or bike. However, he fails to note that the survey found that only five per cent of those surveyed arrived by bike. The three most popular modes of transport were walking (38 per cent), transit (36 per cent) and private automobile (21 per cent). Using these numbers to justify a dedicated cycling lane would truly indicate that the cycling “tail” is wagging Vancouver’s transportation system. Significantly, the city’s consultation gave almost no consideration to the 23,000 transit riders, city-wide, who use the transit routes that run along Cornwall.

Rick Jelfs, Vancouver

‘MOLE’ STORY RIDDLED WITH ERRORS To the editor: Re: “City worker alleges privacy breach,” May 1. Bob Mackin’s article referencing an alleged breach of privacy in the ongoing community centre discussions contains some fundamental

errors and misunderstandings that need to be clarified. The article states that Mr. Kljajic is part of a group of six Community Centre Associations (CCA) that opposes the park board centralization plan, which implies that the other 12 CCAs are sympathetic to it. But all the community centres oppose it. Last summer, the park board and community centres representing the entire Association Presidents Group (APF) engaged in eight roundtable discussions with city and park board officials resulting from the fact and frustration that all the community centre associations had been attempting to negotiate an updated joint operating agreement for over a decade. The community centres are run by associations in partnership with park board under a Joint Operating Agreement (JOA) which, with one exception, was agreed to in 1979. In the fall of 2012, the park board proposed its centralization plan that all 20 of the community centre associations involved rejected. In the first week of January 2013, the associations presented their own 12-point proposal to the board with 16 CCA signatories, which in essence requested a meaningful negotiation on all the identified issues. The park board presented its response in the notorious meeting that ran until 3:30 a.m. and the public clearly again demonstrated their opposition. In mid-February, 12 associations entered into negotiations with the objective of obtaining an updated JOA that would be acceptable to all

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associations. Six have continued to engage in an active public campaign resisting the rejected centralization plan. None of the Centres supports the proposed centralization. The associations at the table have offered a number of strategies to achieve the four jointly agreed upon outcomes or goals while still allowing all the associations to continue to deliver local programs to their local communities with local autonomy, a uniquely Vancouver model that has served Vancouverites for generations.

Christopher Richardson, President, Mount Pleasant Community Centre Association

LIBERALS HARSH MEASURES AGAINST POOR FORGOTTEN To the editor: Re: “20 reasons why I am not voting Liberal,” May 10. I am concerned that, among the 20 crimes of the B.C. Liberals against the people of British Columbia, Geoff Olson omitted any mention of the harsh measures that were taken against people on social assistance throwing hundreds of vulnerable people onto the street and nearly quadrupling the homeless population in Vancouver as well, as their refusal to accept responsibility for this, much less issue a public apology to the poor who live in this province. Could this omission be due to an empathy deficit? No one really seems to remember this. Aaron Zacharias, Vancouver

SOCIAL MEDIA COURIER STORY: “Winner Sullivan credits Clark as miracle maker,” May 14 John Paolozzi: More like a diabolical pact, but I see where he’s coming from with the whole “intervention of a higher power” thing. COURIER FACEBOOK QUESTION: “Readers, how are you feeling about the new Liberal government?,” May 14 Bob Loveless: It is really bad for BC’s environment! Pipelines, fracking, Site C dam! The only good news is that BC Green Party elected its first member.Ð COURIER STORY: “Eby’s win over premier one thing that went right for NDP,” May 14 Cara Ferguson @spaztick777: Wow, Eby unseats Clark in her own riding. Jaw-dropping joy! COURIER STORY: “Vancouver-Fairview down to the wire,” May 15 Cathy Fender @c_Fender: thank GOD! “Dr.” MacDiarmid was an embarrassment to healthcare workers Aziz Rajwani @ThreeDownNation: My riding did not get it “right”!!! It made a “wrong turn”: it went “left” when others were going “right”!!! Follow us on Facebook: The VancouverCourierNewspaper and Twitter: @VanCourierNews

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drian Dix easily won his VancouverKingsway riding for a third term but the leader of the NDP did not become B.C.’s next premier as widely predicted. Instead, and perhaps not indefinitely, he returns to Victoria to continue as leader of the official opposition. The opposite played out for the B.C. Liberals, who won a fourth majority government Tuesday night despite party leader Christy Clark losing her Vancouver-Point-Grey seat to the NDP’s David Eby. In his concession speech, Dix acknowledged what few expected: “Never a dull moment in B.C. politics. A few minutes ago, I called Premier Clark and congratulated her on her victory in this election campaign.” he said. Dix, 49, addressed a crowd of NDP supporters at the downtown Convention Centre Tuesday night. Occasionally grinning but not appearing entirely at ease, Dix expressed no regret for running a campaign free of attack ads. “As you know in a democratic system, sometimes you win, sometimes you lose and in B.C. it often rains,” he said, vowing to form a strong opposition to the fourth Liberal majority government since 2001. The nervous crowd of NDP faithful did not get the celebration party they expected, and numbers dwindled as results came in.

NDP veteran and Vancouver-Mount Pleasant MLA Jenny Kwan repeatedly took the stage to announce victories across the province, including Carole James whom she successfully ousted from the party leadership in 2011. “Hold on to your seats because it’s going to be a good one tonight,” she said after polls closed. Later, Kwan adapted the tone of her message. “There is more to come,” she said. “The orange wave is on its way. Don’t be worried.” Supporters hugged and some cried. When he came on stage wearing an orange- and bluestriped tie, Dix cut short the applause to address his audience and showed the most emotion he had all campaign. “If there is one disappointment I have — other than the obvious,” he said, “it’s that we haven’t managed to address issues of participation in our democracy yet. But I don’t know about you, but I haven’t given up trying. Tonight we are disappointed but we are unbowed. We will continue to work for the things the NDP have always worked for.” Voter participation was up slightly from 2009, but barely half of eligible voters cast a ballot. Dix was among the first NDP candidates officially declared re-elected barely one hour after polls closed. With only seven of 116 polls reporting, Dix was declared the winner in Vancouver-Kingsway. He won with more than 55 per cent of the vote. mstewart@vancourier.com Twitter.com/MHStewart


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The city’s outdoor pools and beaches open this Victoria Day weekend. Beginning May 18, the heated seaside pools at Kitsilano Beach Park, Second Beach, Stanley Park and New Brighton Park will open. The outdoor pool at Hillcrest Aquatic Centre next to Nat Bailey Stadium also opens that day. Maple Grove Pool, at 6875 Yew St., opens June 22. Vancouver’s outdoor pools operate from this Saturday through the Labour Day weekend and even later, depending on the weather.

Lifeguards patrol the park board’s supervised beaches daily from 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., except when the red light is on at the Lifeguard Station. Vancouver has 10 supervised ocean beaches that stretch 18 kilometres around Burrard Inlet and English Bay. Trout Lake Beach at John Hendry Park is the city’s only supervised freshwater beach.

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Anton squeaks back into politics NAOIBH O’CONNOR Staff writer

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ike many longtime politicians, Suzanne Anton has known both victory and defeat. But the B.C. Liberals’ stunning sweep to a fourth term in power was especially sweet for the Vancouver-Fraserview Liberal candidate who captured a seat alongside 49 of her colleagues for a majority government. “This time I won with the team, so there is a real wonderful pleasure in that, which I am very happy about,” she said Wednesday morning. First elected to public office in 2002 as a park board commissioner under the NPA, Anton sat on city council for two terms between 2005 and 2011. During her second term she was the sole NPA representative on city council. Her political fortunes turned in 2011 when she ran unsuccessfully for mayor in the civic race and was defeated by Vision Vancouver’s Gregor Robertson. In February, she battled and lost to Andrew Wilkinson for the Vancouver-Quilchena Liberal nomination. But less than a month later, Anton was acclaimed as the Liberal candidate in Vancouver-Fraserview. She captured 9,127 votes in Tuesday’s election, compared to NDP candidate Gabriel Yiu’s 8,581. Green Party candidate Stuart Mackinnon won 1,053 votes and Conservative Rajiv Pandey collected 578. Anton acknowledged electionnight nerves. “Right up until they counted the advance polls I was really not sure, even though the pundits said I was the winner. I know that there were 4,000 votes in the advance polls and until those were counted I wasn’t going to feel completely comfortable. Once those were done and accounted for then I was fine.” Antonsaidsheneverimaginedshe’dendupin politics until after she ran for the park board. “It never crossed my mind,” she said. “I came into

politics to get things done. I came into politics to get better soccer fields and I went to the city to build a better city and now I’m in provincial [politics] to build a better British Columbia.” Anton knocked on thousands of doors in the ethnically diverse neighbourhood during the campaign and said she was received warmly. Tuesday night she told the Courier she never heard comments about the pipeline on doorsteps, but clarified on Wednesday to say she heard it a couple times, but not as often as the issue was raised in neighbourhoods such as Vancouver-Point Grey. “But in this neighbourhood, people tended to think more about taxes and economic wellbeing and when I talked to them about the B.C. Liberal message, people were really very responsive to that.” Anton hopes to see more of the province as an MLA and said she’s “very happy” to be working with newly elected Vancouver-False Creek MLA Sam Sullivan again. “Then there’s local issues like the issue of the seniors centre at Killarney, which I’ve been involved in for many years but has never gotten off the ground and now I’m determined to get it off the ground,” she said. Mackinnon hopes she keeps her promise to help fund the remaining half of a seniors centre in southeast Vancouver. “She better pony up for that seniors centre,” he said. “She made that promise at an all-candidates meeting and I’m going to hold her to it.” Anton won’t speculate what riding Liberal leader Christy Clark, who lost her Vancouver-Point Grey seat to the NDP’s David Eby, will end up in. “I will say one thing though — it is universally agreed that Christy should have a seat — she totally rocked in this election and that she lost in her own riding is most unfortunate, but she won the day.” noconnor@vancourier.com twitter.com/naoibh

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MARPOLE The Marpole Museum and Historical Society is hosting its annual plant, collectible, food, art and antiques sale May 25, at Colbourne House from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Colbourne House is located at 8743 Southwest Marine Dr. For more information please visit marpolehistorical.ca.

WEST END It’s been 20 years since the Vancouver Friends for Life Society first began offering people living with serious and life-threatening illnesses complementary and alternative health services and support. The society launched in 1993, but moved into its permanent home in the Diamond Centre For Living in the West End in 1995, where it has provided a home-away-fromhome and safe haven to more than 2,800 clients. Today, the society offers 50 different

You’ll never know what kind of inventions you’ll come across at the Vancouver Mini Maker Faire, June 1 and 2 at the PNE. therapies, including naturopathic and Chinese medicines, individual support and counselling, group and social support, body and energy therapies, nutrition programs and in-home support for individuals in the palliative stages of illness. A volunteer team provides support such as listening, friendship and companionship, emotional support, hospital visits and accompaniments, running errands, light meal preparation and transportation. Friends for Life is celebrating 20 years of wellness with an anniversary party presented by Telus and taking place at Celebrities Nightclub May 30 from 7 to 11 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by comedian and actor Alec Mapa, best known for

his recurring roles on the TV series Ugly Betty and Desperate Housewives, and the evening’s festivities will be hosted by Mapa’s Connie & Carla co-star Joan-E, with music by DJ Del Stamp. A private VIP party takes place at Affinity Auto at 6 p.m. For ticket information visit friendsforlife.ca.

FAIRVIEW The Jean Lyons School of Music is celebrating 50 years of music-making with a free concert at the Queen Elizabeth Playhouse. The May 26 concert will be followed by a reception. All are welcome, in particular past and present students of the Jean Lyons School of Music, located at 1555 West Seventh Ave.

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nyone expecting one of the province’s most ethnicallydiverseridings to punish the B.C. Liberals for a cynical “ethnic votes” memo by sending a prominent member of the Chinese-Canadian community to Victoria were among those eating crow Tuesday night. Liberal incumbent Moira Stilwell easily carried the riding of Vancouver-Langara over her NDP challenger,

former Vision Vancouver city councillor George Chow. By the end of the night, 9,365 residents had cast their ballots for Stilwell, to Chow’s 6,727. Green Party candidate Regan-Heng Zhang and B.C. Conservative Gurjinder Bains won 916 and 607 votes, respectively. For Chow, the result was not unexpected. Vancouver-Langara, which lies east of Granville Street between Queen Elizabeth Park and the Fraser River, has been a safe bet for the Liberals since it was created.

But some believed Chow’s background in the Chinese community would give him an advantage in the riding, which has seen major demographic shifts since the NDP were last in power. More than 60 per cent of Vancouver-Langara residents speak a non-English first language, the fourth-highest percentage in the province. Around 35 per cent of those residents speak Chinese. Chow, who served as president of the Vancouver Chinese Benevolent Association, was thought to be the best can-

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Liberal MLA Moira Stilwell won her riding again. didate to make inroads in the ridings. But a lacklustre voter turnout of 46.19 per cent in the riding did little to help Chow’s chances. “People who know me were willing to cast a vote for me, based on my long track record serving the community,” said Chow. “But other people did not know me, and I think they just went with party politics.” Does a candidate’s background in a particular community matter to voters? Al-

den Habacon, who studies diversity at the University of B.C., said that equating policy preference or affinity for a candidate with race is unwise. “To assume that this one bloc of voters is going to do anything differently because of their status or history as immigrants is a fallacy.” Habacon added that topof-mind election surveys of immigrant communities tend to show the same thing: “They’re all the same issues as everyone else: health care, jobs and the economy, opportunities for their children and those are things every Canadian is worried about. This idea that they’re thinking about different things is actually kind of a lie.” Stilwell said as much on election night. “We weren’t sure what the climate was

and we wanted to be sure we touched everyone in Vancouver-Langara,” she said. “A lot of new families have moved in and they want to hear that the government cares about the economy — dollars in their pockets and services to raise their children.” The Liberal “ethnic votes” memo — which proposed using government funds to apologize for historical injustices like the Komagata Maru incident in order to score “quick wins” at the ballot box — did not come up often, according to Chow. “Certainly it’s a nice news story,” he said. “But speaking with some knowledge of the Chinese community, I don’t think it had a major effect on how people voted.” me@jonnywakefield.com

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irst-time New Democrat candidate Matt Toner may have lost the Vancouver-False Creek seat to longtime politician Sam Sullivan for being too nice. Digital media expert Toner was up against former NPA mayor Sullivan, running for the B.C. Liberals, in the Vancouver-False Creek riding. Sullivan quickly pulled ahead Tuesday, winning his seat with more than 50 per cent of the vote. UBC political science professor Max Cameron said Toner should have hit harder to beat a big name like Sullivan. “If you’ve got two nice guys running, and they’re not attacking each other, the one that’s going to win is the more well known,” said Cameron. “So it may be that the NDP wasn’t throwing enough punches to kind of bring down candidates from the Liberal party that actually have a high level of recognition and a stature within their communities, in many cases because either they are incumbents, or, like Sam, they have a record in office.” Toner took a laid-back and unique approach with his campaign, reaching out to the tightly packed Yaletown community with social media and by giving out selfpromotional jackets for dogs, but Cameron said fighting dirtier may have been wiser. “He didn’t approach the campaign in a particularly adversarial way,” he said. “And I think that’s a really interesting question that comes out of this election, is to what extent does partisanship and negativity work and is necessary?” Toner said many suggested he run for the

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A political science professor says NDP candidate Matt Toner (with microphone) should have been more aggressive in his campaign against Sam Sullivan in the riding of Vancouver-False Creek. B.C. Liberals while he was searching for the right party because of his background working for the Bank of Canada, the Royal Canadian Navy, and as a diplomat and startup entrepreneur. But Toner passed on the Liberals, lamenting decisions like the HST, and opted for the NDP after watching Jack Layton speak in Vancouver. Cameron said Toner probably could have gained more clout in the election if he would have ran Liberal.

“[Christy Clark] has to be recognized to some extent as the engineer of a remarkable comeback,” Cameron said. “In some sense, I think that Sam’s victory was in large part to his own popularity but he also was carried along by the larger sweep of his party. The combination of those two things is critical there.” Toner said in an interview he may not go back into politics now, he wants to continue to engage youth and bring creative people together.

“When you get called into the public life you don’t retire from it quite so easily,” he said. “We did ourselves proud here.” Toner has said his campaign’s success would be measured in Facebook “likes,” but Elections B.C. issued a warning to all candidates Tuesday not to post on Facebook or Twitter on voting day. Toner said his team didn’t stop campaigning, just scheduled posts on social media sites for the next day. caradawnmckenna@gmail.com

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ichard Lott and his friends from Vancouver’s first high school felt something had been taken away from them when they were forced to complete their final year elsewhere. They moved from King Edward secondary, which initially became an adult education centre, to the new, larger Eric Hamber in 1962. “There were no traditions so that all of the emotional part of things wasn’t there,” Lott said. Hamber, on Willow Street at West 35th Avenue, wasn’t ready when new teachers and students, pulled from across the city to fill the new school, moved in. The playing fields remained swathed in dirt and staff turnover was high after that first rocky year. But by the time Andrea Nicholson entered Grade 8 in 1975, Hamber had developed its own traditions influenced by the culture of King Edward, which valued athletics, academics, respect and community. She believes Hamber’s first principal, K.R. McKenzie, who came to the new school from John Oliver secondary, set the tone. “Hamber is the only school we are aware of that had such a large number of teachers stay their entire careers at one school,” she told the Courier in an email. “It truly was a family and it truly was home...” Reached by phone, she said schools across the district are losing that send of home and family

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because the teachers and administrators move schools more frequently than in the past. “But it still is here, it’s still that pride.” Hamber’s key 50th anniversary event is May 17.Nicholson, whovolunteersorganizingschool archives, has been impressed by how hard Hamber’s teens have worked to organize celebrations. “We’ve got kids that have been here from seven in the morning to 10 o’clock at night volunteering their time on their spring break and their pro-D days,” she said. The 50th Anniversary Alumni Basketball Tournament Wednesday night was to see Hamber’s 1963 Athlete of the Year hit the court. May 17 activities include a dedication of the school’s gym to coaches and teachers Bruce Ashdown and Nora McDermott, two of the first staff members who shaped Hamber over their careers, art exhibits and musical performances that include Ernie Colledge, a retired principal who started as a student teacher at Hamber in 1962. Lott, who designed Hamber’s griffin crest in an art class and then worked on design for Expo 86, Science World, the Museum of Anthropology and projects in Europe, will visit from Vancouver Island. “When you’re in high school, there’s experiences that you have that influence therestofyourlifeandyoudon’tknowthatnow, but you’ll find out later on,” he said. Registration and decade rooms open at 4 p.m. For more information, see Hamber50.ca. crossi@vancourier.com twitter.com/Cheryl_Rossi

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Shameless Hussy Productions present DISSOLVE by Meghan Gardiner and directed by Renee Iaci, May 20 to 24 CBC Studio 700. Billed as a comedic and compelling play that “confronts the topic of drink spiking and drug facilitated sexual assault,” DISSOLVE follows a young girl on a night out and the people she encounters, with Jessie-award winning actress EMMELIA GORDON playing 14 different characters. Tickets at brownpapertickets.com. More details at shamelesshussy.com. Vancouver’s 25-person Balinese ensemble GAMELAN GITA ASMARA get dressed up for their annual BALINESE MUSIC AND DANCE SPECTACULAR, with guest dancers from Bali and Toronto. This year’s performance is a warm-up for the local ensemble as they prepare for a tour of Bali this July. It all goes down May 17 and 18 at SFU’s Fei and Milton Wong Experimental Theatre (149 West Hastings). Tickets at Highlife, Banyen Books and online at caravanbc.com. More details at gitaasmara.ca.

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If visually stunning, hyper-stylized violence is what turns your crank, you can’t go wrong with South Korean filmmaker PARK CHAN-WOOK. The Cinematheque presents Chan-wook’s “VENGEANCE TRILOGY” March 17 to 20, featuring 2002’s Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, 2003’s crazy thriller OLDBOY and 2005’s Lady Vengeance. For show times and more information, call 604-688-FILM or go to thecinematheque.ca.

After more than 25 years of making beautiful music together, Hoboken, New Jersey’s YO LA TENGO have done the unthinkable and released one of their best albums to date. Full of lush harmonies, dreamy melodies and droney guitar jams, FADE is like a warm breeze and a cool drink on a summer night while watching the sun go down. Hear for yourself when the hard-working trio play an acoustic set followed by a more rockin’ electric one May 18 at the Commodore. Tickets at Red Cat, Zulu Records and all Ticketmaster outlets. Swedish popsters SHOUT OUT LOUDS bring their catchy, stylish selves to Venue, May 20, in support of their latest Merge Records release, Optica. Tickets available at Red Cat Records and all Ticketmaster outlets. Tickets purchased for the show originally slated for the Commodore will be honoured at the door.


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So a whopping 52 per cent of eligible British Columbians saw fit to exercise their democratic rights and vote in Tuesday’s provincial election. That means 48 per cent, roughly 1.5 million people, not only unburdened themselves from the 15 draining minutes it would have taken them to go down to their nearest polling station and mark an X or checkmark on a ballot, but they’ve selflessly relinquished their moral high ground to complain about anything the government does over the next four years. So well done — all 1.5 million of you must feel a huge sense of relief. Kind of like a Buddhist monk who gives up all his worldly possessions. So what were those 1.5 million British Columbians doing on Tuesday instead of helping decide the next government? K&K’s crack team of statisticians did a little sleuthing, and here’s what we found out: Of those 1.5 million who didn’t vote... • 76 per cent Googled their own name at some point during the day. • 23 per cent watched a rerun of the humour-deprived sitcom According to Jim for the first time. • .04 per cent illegally downloaded Bootsauce’s 1993 album Sleeping Booty. • 43 per cent attempted to wash the smell of a Subway sandwich off their hands, but to no avail.

• 16 per cent sang like no one was listening, loved like they’ve never been hurt, danced like no one was watching (which was the case). • 79 per cent thought fondly of a funny tweet they sent their friend and then decided to retweet it to five more friends. • 84 per cent changed their Facebook profile picture to better complement their background image, only to switch their background image with their profile picture. • 91 per cent typed LOL in response to something that was not in the least bit funny. • 1.3 per cent watched the trailer for Weekend at Bernie’s and Weekend at Bernie’s II on YouTube. • 11 per cent realized they’ve never eaten at Swiss Chalet before and made a mental note to rectify that situation by the end of the year. • 94 per cent surfed the television in search of The Voice and Dancing with the Stars and then cursed all the local stations that were covering the election. • 13 per cent were in the midst of a marathon game of Dungeons and Dragons and couldn’t escape their DM’s mind realm. • 78 per cent sat in a pub and thought about the price of gas, rising taxes, concerns about the economy, and potholes on highways before saying “Someone’s got to do something about this.” • 3 per cent contemplated purchasing an orbital sander off Craigslist but didn’t want to drive all the way to Strathcona so they then went back to watching a rerun of According to Jim. twitter.com/KudosKvetches

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ark LeirenYoung is ballsy, I’ll give him that. Not until opening night of Never Shoot a Stampede Queen did I understand his shameless selfpromotion — Facebooking for weeks, posting audience and critical response every day from Western Canada Theatre in Kamloops where the show premiered: “Standing O” and “sold out houses.” “Funnier than the book,” he promised. But on opening night in Vancouver, the penny dropped for me. This is a Canadian Actors Equity Coop production renting the Arts Club theatre. Oh. No sponsors. No grants. Just TJ Dawe (director/dramaturge) and Leiren-Young’s money on the line. Oh. Now that’s either gutsy or crazy. I don’t know what kind of houses these two need to break even — but they’ve got to be good. And that means social media big time and in your face. It makes sense that this show did well in Kamloops: fresh-out-of-college Vancouver kid takes a job as a reporter in Williams Lake and learns a thing or two about small towns. And a lot about himself. Folks in Kamloops must get that all the time; city folk looking down their noses at country folk — not that Kamloops is country anymore, but it used to be and the attitude probably still exists. And I’ll bet Williams Lake

Zachary Stevenson wears many hats in Mark Leiren-Young’s autobiographical tale of a fresh-out-of-college Vancouver kid who takes a job as a reporter in Williams Lake. would love it. Although Leiren-Young sets his memoir back in 1985 in Williams Lake (population 13,000 back then), that town may still love to tear strips off a cub reporter who falls for every prank in the book — including a description of a new and really, really silly bear trap. An arrow shoved up the bear’s butt? Really? Oh, yeah, Leiren-Young’s degree from the University of Victoria was in Fine Arts, not animal behaviour. Solo performer Zachary Stevenson throws himself into Never Shoot a Stampede Queen with all the guts and gusto of a cowboy breaking a horse. And the analogy is apt. Based on Leiren-Young’s Leacock medal-winning book of the same name, it’s a pretty rough ride — really a series of anecdotes from Leiren-

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Young’s early years as a wetbehind-the-ears reporter for the Williams Lake Tribune. Stevenson, who was fabulous in Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story last August on the Stanley Stage, is a fresh-faced kid with a huge grin and he can really pull off the wide-eyed naif that was Leiren-Young as a 22-year-old. Stevenson plays all the roles from Kate, “the green-eyed pixie” who was the newspaper’s photographer, to the girl in the 24-hour convenience store who chases the thief down the street to give him back his knife. You’d swear Stevenson has a big beer gut (he doesn’t) when he’s Stan, the publisher, and you can almost see the yellow stripe down the pant leg when he’s playing Staff Sergeant Johnson, “the nicest guy in town.” There’s a lot

of bright-eyed-bushy-tailed innocence in this show and Stevenson does it well. Conflict? Not much. Dramatic tension? Some, when it comes to “shall I stay or shall I go” time. It’s very Stephen Leacock and it’s no wonder the novel won the award named for the great Canadian humourist. Ross Nichol’s set is raked and pretty simple: piles of newspapers bundled up. Lighting was a bit off on opening night: Stevenson found himself searching for his light on occasion. But these are technical things that get worked out. This Williams Lake experience contributed to making what Leiren-Young is today: a successful novelist, playwright and, recently, theatre critic. Stampede Queen and his soon to be released sequel/prequel Magic Secrets Revealed have been optioned for film and he is currently writing the screenplays for both. You might want to check the schedule because some of the performances of Stampede Queen will have “tweet seats” where those with electronic gadgetry will be encouraged to tweet their friends during the show. Good grief. —reviewed by Jo Ledingham joledingham.ca.

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HAMMING IT UP: Members of the legal community hit the boards for the 12th annual Lawyer Show. Proving acting and the practice of law have way too much in common, lines are learned, songs are sung, audiences applaud and money is raised as 29 legal eagles strutted their stuff on the Waterfront Theatre stage in support of Touchstone and Carousel Theatre. Artistic directors Carole Higgins and Katrina Evans put the lawyers through their paces in the Vancouver premiere of the hilarious musical Spamalot. READERS CHOICE: If the Van Mag Restaurant Awards are the Oscars of Vancouver’s culinary scene, the Where to Dine Awards are the Readers Choice. Hundreds gathered at Emad Yacoub’s Black + Blue Rooftop deck for the 17th annual awards presented by Where Magazine. Yours truly hosted the gastronomic gala that saw nearly 800 restaurants nominated by visitors and locals alike. Among the winners: Blue Water Café (seafood), Forage (new), Meat & Bread (budget bites), Lift Bar & Grill (patio) and Oru (top hotel dining). HAPPY 100TH: Dedicated to improving the lives of others both in their community and around the world, the Rotary Club of Vancouver celebrated its 100th anniversary. Established in 1913, the club has had a long history of service. Celebrated humanitarian Stephen Lewis headlined the centennial celebrations at the 100 Years of Rotary Gala held at the convention centre.

Making his Lawyer Show debut was Liam Kearns. The real estate lawyer gets intimate with leading lady Danielle Lemon.

Jonathan Weisman as King Arthur and Elizabeth Reid as his sidekick hammed it up at the Lawyer Show, which raised $60,000 for Carousel and Touchstone Theatres.

Michel Jacob and Ned Bell picked up best French and Sustainable Seafood awards respectively at the Where Magazine shindig held at Black+Blue’s rooftop deck.

Recent Juno winner Serena Ryder will headline at 2013 Celebration of Lights. Canada Thailand and U.K. will compete in this year’s competition.

Rotary Club of Vancouver president Mary Laing welcomed celebrated humanitarian Stephen Lewis to the 100 Years of Rotary Gala.

Johanna Mordhorst, Evan McDougall, Dete Mordhorst and Megan McDougall supported annual Chefs for Life dinner that netted $150,000 for Friends for Life Society.

Actress Ashley Judd headlined Brenda Plant’s (l) Making Recovery a Reality Gala emceed by Randene Neill. More than $100,000 was raised for residential addictions

Japadogs’ Shizuka, Sanae and Yoshi celebrated their 2013 Where to Dine Award for best food cart in the city.


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very once in a while audiences need a reminder that Matthew McConaughey can do more than take his shirt off (you heard me, Magic Mike fans). Jeff Nichols’ Mud announces it loud and clear. Nichols, who last gave us the excellent Take Shelter, draws on his Arkansas upbringing to impart the story of Neckbone and Ellis, a modern-day Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer who stumble on a mystery at a pivotal time in their lives. Ellis (Tree of Life’s Tye Sheridan) is facing a crisis. With Dad’s fishing business barely making ends meet, Mom wants to leave their houseboat and move into town. (“I ain’t no townie: I ain’t living like that,” Ellis protests.) As soon as they vacate, the River Authority is poised to break up the dwelling, board by board, meaning that both Ellis’s family and his way of life are splintering apart. For his part, Neckbone (first-timer Jacob Lofland) is living hardscrabble in a trailer with his well-meaning, womanizing uncle Galen (Nichols’ favourite Michael Shannon). With things so miserable at home, cynical Neckbone and hopeful romantic Ellis welcome an adventure ‘round the bend. They take a boat out to a “deserted” island, where they find a boat in a tree. A storm put it there, apparently, but it’s not as empty as it looks. They also find a man hiding out, waiting for his girl. The man is Mud (McConaughey) and the girl — “like a dream you don’t want to wake up from” — is Juniper (Reese Witherspoon), Mud’s childhood sweetheart and

the reason he’s in the trouble he’s in. Mud is a noble criminal, the only adult being honest with the boys, as far as they can tell. Ellis, in particular, clings to Mud and June’s love story as he does a raft: his own parents’ marriage is falling apart (“You can’t trust love, Ellis,” Dad says), and he is falling in love himself for the first time. A happy ending is the only bearable outcome. As Mud enlists the boys’ help ferrying supplies and messages to Juniper’s shabby hotel room, shiny cars with Texas plates begin to arrive in town, spelling bad news for all involved. Ellis finally has a reason to meet Tom Blankenship (Sam Shepard), his neighbour across the river, a man who shares a history with Mud. There’s almost no soundtrack, just the sound of the flowing river. It’s deceptively calm, the story deceivingly simple: there’s actually a lot going on, once you factor in the love story/thriller, Ellis’s coming-of-age story and Nichols’ elegy to a dying way of life. The director keeps everything rooted in reality, avoiding cliche and cloying sentimentality where Mud is concerned. So what if Mud has no food but seems to have more than enough cigarettes? McConaughey’s fine performance makes us forgive such niggling details. Supporting cast members such as Ray McKinnon, Sarah Paulson and Joe Don Baker also impress. And the boys are so genuine, they seem to have been born on the bayou. Mud is a lovely little lesson on how the cure — whether it’s a snakebite antidote or a long-lost love — is sometimes more dangerous than the poison. And how we risk it nonetheless. —reviewed by Julie Crawford To watch a movie trailer for Mud, scan page with


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VANCOUVER CANADIANS SEEK HOST FAMILIES FOR PLAYERS MEGAN STEWART Staff writer

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Kitsilano’s Jeremy Belyk surges forward in a 34-29 win over Prince of Wales May 9. The Demons lost their next match to Lord Byng and were eliminated.

LORD BYNG ONE WIN FROM BOYS RUGBY PROVINCIALS In a rematch of the senior boys rugby city final that ended in a draw two weeks ago, the Kitsilano Blue Demons beat the Lord Byng Grey Ghosts 13-7 on May 14 and came one win closer to punching their ticket to the provincial championships. Finishing as the No. 5 Lower Mainland team, the Grey Ghosts met the No. 5 Vancouver Island team from Cowichan secondary on Thursday afternoon at Klahanie Park in West Vancouver. The winner advanced to the B.C. tournament. (The game was played after the Courier’s print deadline.) The St. George’s Saints continued their sweep of the region, blanking Carson Graham 54-0 in the semi-final they hosted May 9. They met West Vancouver in the zone final at Klahanie Park on the North Shore, but results from the Thursday afternoon game weren’t known before deadline. The B.C. championships run May 29 to June 1 in Abbotsford.

HAMBER DEDICATES GYM TO RETIRED P.E. TEACHERS

The vintage rugby jersey, maroon short shorts and basketball pinnies from the past five decades are popular again at Hamber secondary, which celebrates its 50th anniversary all week. The gymnasium at the school, which opened in the fall of 1962, will be dedicated to two outstanding P.E. teachers, Nora McDermott and Bruce Ashdown. Both taught at the school since its opening and neither knows the gym will be named in their honour but will find out at a ceremony Friday. Ashdown, a coach and P.E. teachers, had enthusiasm to spare and endless good-humoured praise. He retired in 1993. McDermott’s influence is still remembered at Nora McDermott Hamber today because she was the force behind many students’ lifelong enjoyment of sport and fitness. As the head of the Athletic Department from the school’s opening until her retirement in 1987, McDermott was respected by students and co-workers for her work ethic, expertise and effective teaching style. An exceptionally accomplished athlete, McDermott was inducted in to the UBC, B.C. Sports, and Canadian Basketball halls of fame. — Megan Stewart

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n 13 seasons, Dawn and Peter Tom have briefly been parents to more than two dozen young men, the newly signed professional baseball players whom they host during their stint with the Vancouver Canadians. The Toms signed on to host athletes in their home near 48th and Ontario, about 15 blocks from Nat Bailey Stadium, when the single-A C’s debuted in Vancouver as an affiliate with the Oakland Athletics in 2000. “I would not have done it for 13 year if it wasn’t a rewarding experience,” said Dawn Tom. “Not just the kids but their families, the mothers, sisters, brothers, aunties, uncles. We’re friends with many of them.” For the 2013 summer season, which begins June 14 on the road against the Dust Devils in Pasco, Wash., the Canadians have openings for approximately five additional host families. Players, now part of the Toronto Blue Jays system, who arrive from across the U.S. and Canada as well as the Dominican Republic and occasionally Asia and Europe, won’t find out if they’re assigned to Vancouver until roughly a week before opening day. Families get word soon after, said C’s general manager Jason Takefman. “The housing program is one of our strongest programs. It’s the best way to welcome our players into the city. We’re always looking for good families and we’re always looking for families that are able to help us out,” he said. A roster of 35 will play for the C’s this seasons and athletes are housed with roughly 25 different families. “Some organizations are getting away from the housing program,” said Takefman. “We’re the opposite. Were looking to make it stronger, are looking to grow our program.” A housing family must have food for players to eat but hosts do not have to cook every meal. Players must have a private room of their own, but can share with a teammate. Families are not expected to entertain players or take them sightseeing. Hosts are refunded for groceries and are compensated with season’s tickets. Inevitably, they form bonds with their athletic guests. Takefman said the organization receives applications from families in

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Dawn Tom and her family have hosted baseball players from the Vancouver Canadians since 2000. The C’s are looking for additional host families for the 2013 season. San this page with Layar to visit the Canadians’ website. White Rock, Delta and Langley — places “where baseball has a large fan base” — but he said the C’s prefer host families live closer to Vancouver and the place players go to work every day. He laughs when he hears a common refrain from new hosts. “You talk to them and they say, “Oh no, we’re not going to do the four-in-the-morning pick-up’” when the team returns from a road trip. “The second they get a text or their player has a bad game, they are the first ones at the stadium, waiting for the player,” said Takefman. “They immediately turn their parenting skills on. I don’t know why other organizations use the name billet. A family is a family — it’s a housing family.” At the Tom household, their two sons have lived with players who became mentors and even fans who cheered the boys at their Little Mountain Little League games. Tom said her sons learned what it meant to be a good teammate and got a glimpse of the dedication it takes to pursue a professional sports career. Now in their mid-20s, the two Tom sons are older

than the players their parents host. She gets Christmas cards, text messages and visits from former players and their families. Pictures line the walls of their home, including one of her son in Little League uniform beside Andre Ethier, now an outfielder with the L.A. Dodgers. “He came to watch Kyle,” said Tom. Tom has noticed a pattern with the new players she welcomes to Vancouver, especially those who have never lived away from home and are far from their own families. “They’re used to having their parents nearby to support them so they have no one up here,” she said. “I tell them where I sit [at Nat Bailey Stadium] and I can see the first time they come up to bat that they’re looking for me in the stands. Nonchalantly they hold up their hand. They don’t want the fans to know they’re waving at me.” The players know where to find her. “I sit in section M for “mother.” Everybody remembers what mother means. Row five.” mstewart@vancourier.com twitter.com/MHStewart


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CANNONDALE BAD BOY 9 IS IDEAL RIDE FOR LONG-TIME URBAN CYCLIST WHEEL WORLD with Kay Cahill

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bout a month ago, I did something I never thought I would do. I traded in the beloved, battered hardtail downhill bike that I’ve used as my daily commuter for the past three years and took home a hybrid. It’s not that I hold anything against hybrids. I’ve always thought they were most likely the best all-round option for an urban commuter. But for some reason, I’d never really considered owning one myself. I grew up riding downhill bikes and the front suspension smoothes out rough patches on the way to work. Besides, a hardtail gave me the freedom to ride pretty much wherever I wanted, whenever I wanted. A quick ride on Pacific Spirit Park’s trails after work? No problem. A spin through Stanley Park at lunchtime? Easy. But since I’ve gotten more serious about road riding, the slowness and heaviness of the hardtail weighed down my commute and started to feel limiting. I also upgraded to a full suspension bike for trail riding, which meant the poor hardtail rarely saw dirt anymore. It definitely seemed time for a change. After much fun researching and test riding bikes — plus a small amount of soulsearching as I posted the Craigslist ad for my hardtail — I settled on a Cannondale Bad Boy 9 as my new commuter. It retails for about $600. With each ride to and from work, I’m happier about my decision. The Bad Boy, with its ideal balance of speed and comfort, couldn’t be a more perfect commuter bike. This is one of the great things about modern hybrids: there is a wide enough range to find a style that meets your needs. In the Bad Boy’s case, the bike has flat bars and a downhill riding position. This isn’t quite as versatile a set up as drop bars, but I much prefer it on a commuter bike where I’m in heavy traffic the entire

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ride and prefer a slight upright position. It also has disk brakes, which I consider non-negotiable on a year-round commuter bike. As well as the extra braking power, disk breaks provide peace of mind in Vancouver’s often inclement weather and I really appreciate being able to stop on a dime when the unexpected occurs in rush hour traffic. In spite of the extra weight from the beefier components, a combination of skinny rims, slick tires and 700c wheels make the bike’s speed and handling resemble a road bike much more than a downhill bike.

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someone looking to focus on city riding, a hybrid might be the perfect bike.

The Bad Boy isn’t an especially highend hybrid, but I’ve been truly impressed by the performance. While it’s certainly not comparable to the acceleration and handling of a true road bike, it’s quick and responsive and fun to ride and it’s more than capable enough for quick middledistance routes. The one drawback that isn’t especially enjoyable after years on downhill bikes is the rigid fork, which makes for a comparatively harsh ride. Overall, though, I’ve been very impressed with this bike. My fear was that a hybrid would try to be all things to all cyclist and consequently do nothing well. In fact, modern hybrids are configured to do almost everything well. The market has a huge combination of frame shapes, components and wheels, so it’s possible to find a bike that’s a great fit for your individual riding needs. For a new commuter or someone looking to focus on city riding, a hybrid might just be the perfect bike. It is for me. Kay Cahill is a cyclist and librarian who believes bikes are for life, not just for commuting. Read more at www.sidecut.ca, or send a comment to kay@sidecut.ca.

8th Annual Hike for Hospice Come put your memories in motion

Sunday May 26, 2013 9:00am Everyone Welcome 2 or 4 km Hike Locarno Beach

Awards, Prizes, Entertainment, Healing Touch Therapy available & Refreshments

Hike Day Schedule (rain or shine)

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Late Registration: Entertainment: Welcome/warm Up: Hike/Walk: Awards/Prize Draws:

To advertise in this feature call 604-738-1411

Summer Warm-up: In our May editions, watch for great ideas on decks, patios, lawn furniture, exterior lighting and more. Our monthly DIY column shares expert tips on doing home improvement projects. And of course, all the sauce on - barbecue season!

Full colour features publish Fridays - May 10 and 24.

9:00am 9:00am 9:30am 9:45am 11:00am

Hike Start & Finish: at Locarno Beach For more information and to download pledge forms visit our website at The Best Place on Earth

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INTERESTED IN ADVERTISING IN TODAY’S HOMES? Contact the Courier sales team:

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London Drugs development delayed GLEN KORSTROM biv.com

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ondon Drugs Ltd. is delaying development of the Alba — a fourstorey, 108-unit residential development at 2642 East Hastings St. — because of what it calls “the challenging real-estate market.” The drug store chain’s subsidiary Hastings Sunrise Development Ltd. (HSDL) opened a sales centre for the project last year.

HSDL then recently revamped the project’s website, leaving a notice that the project is now in limbo. “The challenging real-estate market that the Vancouver area is currently experiencing has resulted in our decision to postpone our enlarged new store and condominium project until conditions improve,” the notice reads. “While this project was important to you, the surrounding community and of course ourselves, a general lack of condominium sales made postponement the most prudent deci-

Non-rez building costs rise EMMA CRAWFORD biv.com

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he composite price index for non-residential building construction in Vancouver increased by 0.1 per cent in 2013’s first quarter, according to Statistics Canada data released Tuesday.

Nationally, the index remained unchanged in the same period, following 11 consecutive quarterly increases. Vancouver is also above average for year-over-year price increases, with a 1.3 per cent bump when compared with 2012’s first quarter. Nationally, there was an

increase of 1.1 per cent over the same period. Canada-wide, contractors reported that lower commodity prices in the mechanical and electrical trades were offset by increases in prices for architectural and structural trades. ecrawford@biv.com

sion for all concerned.” Metro Vancouver home sales fell 6.1 per cent last month to the lowest total sales for the month of April since 2001, the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reported May 2.

Homeowners sold 2,627 homes on the Multiple Listing Service in April, compared with 2,799 homes in April 2012. That’s 20.9 per cent below the 10-year average for the month. gkorstrom@biv.com twitter.com/GlenKorstrom

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

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UBC HEALTHY AGING STUDY

All advertising published in this newspaper is accepted on the premise that the merchandise and services offered are accurately described and willingly sold to buyers at the advertised prices. Advertisers are aware of these conditions. Advertising that does not conform to these standards or that is deceptive or misleading, is never knowingly accepted. If any reader encounters non-compliance with these standards we ask that you inform the Publisher of this newspaper and The Advertising Standards Council of B.C. OMISSION AND ERROR: The publishers do not guarantee the insertion of a particular advertisement on a specified date, or at all, although every effort will be made to meet the wishes of the advertisers. Further, the publishers do not accept liability for any loss or damage caused by an error or inaccuracy in the printing of an advertisement beyond the amount paid for the space actually occupied by the portion of the advertisement in which the error occurred. Any corrections or changes will be made in the next available issue. The Vancouver Courier will be responsible for only one incorrect insertion with liability limited to that portion of the advertisement affected by the error. Request for adjustments or corrections on charges must be made within 30 days of the ad’s expiration.

For best results please check your ad for accuracy the first day it appears. Refunds made only after 7 business days notice!

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Announcements

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Please contact Shirley/Sarah at: 778-251-8159 or email healthyagingubc@gmail.com for more info

VICTORIA DAY

CLASSIFIED DEADLINES Wednesday, May 22 Display Ads Thurs., May 16th 11:50 am Liner Ads Friday, May 17th 4:30 pm Our office will be closed Monday, May 20th

604-630-3300

Croatian Cultural Centre 3250 Commercial Drive, Van. Info: 604 980-3159 • Adm: $5.00

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NOON HOUR SUPERVISORS “Helping to make our schools a safe and welcoming environment.” The Richmond School District is looking for NOON HOUR SUPERVISORS to work either on-call or five (5) days a week in an Elementary or Secondary school. Duties will involve supervising students in school buildings and grounds during the lunch break plus assisting in the office or school library. The shifts for this part time position are 1.5 hours per day on those days that the students are in attendance. Incumbents are expected to follow the same vacation schedule as the school. In addition to excellent communication and interpersonal skills, applicants must have experience supervising groups of adolescents and elementary school-aged children. First Aid and other related training, such as conflict resolution or non-violent crisis intervention, would be preferred. The rate of pay is $20.80 per hour, which includes 4% holiday pay. Applications are available at the School Board office between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. or online. Please submit a completed application form with a recent resume along with proof of courses to: Human Resources Department School District No 38 (Richmond) 7811 Granville Avenue Richmond, BC V6Y 3E3 If you have submitted an application within the past six months, you need not reapply. We appreciate the interest of all applicants but only those being considered for interviews will be contacted. For more information regarding the Richmond School District, please visit www.sd38.bc.ca.

Accounting

ACCOUNTING CLERK St. John’s School has an opening for a full-time Accounting Clerk. Duties will include accounts payable, bank deposits & payment application, invoicing & other administrative duties as required. Experience preferred. Fluency in a second language, especially Mandarin, is an asset. Please reply by May 27. Email with cover letter and resume to: jchan@stjohns.bc.ca (preferred) or mail to: 2215 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V6K 2J1. No phone calls please.

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Beauticians/ Barbers

Taman Sari Royal Heritage Spa Inc. Whistler spa is seeking four F/T permanent placements for Javanese spa massage & esthetician treatments (salary$15.50/hour, 30 hr/wk). Secondary school education. Min. 6 months training in accredited massage programs, including Javanese massage. Min. 1 year of professional appropriate massage spa experience, preferably with Javanese style treatments. Resumes to: jully_tamansarispa@yahoo.ca

JOB FAIR shoppersdrugmart.ca/careers

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

Job Fair Location: Cassandra Hotel 3075 Kingsway Vancouver, BC V5R 5J8

175 tables of Bargains on Deluxe 20th Century Junque!

Hospice Cottage Charity Shoppe 1521 - 56 St., Tsawwassen

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

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Announcements

If you are over the age of 65, mobile and taking blood pressure medication and/or have high blood pressure, you may be eligible to participate in a UBC study looking at the relationship between spending behaviours and health. The study will take place over six weeks, will require you to come to UBC three times over the course of the study, and spend a payment in specific ways. In return, you will receive a detailed health report, and have the opportunity to contribute to research on healthy aging.

SALES PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM

Looking for a management position in British Columbia? Pop by for an on-the-spot interview for qualified candidates.

gradorthoclinic@dentistry.ubc.ca Please bring a current resume including references. If you are unable to attend, please apply to: sdm2289@gmail.com

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Beauticians/ Barbers

CHAIR RENTAL Available Kerrisdale Hair Salon , low rates, Call 604-558-3334

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Drivers

DRIVERS WANTED AZ, DZ, 3 or 1 with airbrakes: Terrific career opportunity with outstanding growth potential to learn how to locate rail defects using nondestructive testing. Plus extensive paid travel, meal allowance, 4 weeks vacation and benefits pkg. Skills Needed Ability to travel 6 months at a time. Apply online at www.sperryrail.com under careers. Click here to apply, keyword: Driver. DO NOT FILL IN CITY OR STATE. EOE

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General Employment

HELP WANTED!!! $28.00/HOUR. Undercover Shoppers Needed To Judge Retail And Dining Establishments. Genuine Opportunity. PT/FT . Experience Not Required. If You Can Shop - You Are Qualified! www.MyShopperJobs.com

CUSTODIANS WANTED Arc’teryx is looking for two Custodians to work full-time at our North Vancouver head office, near the Second Narrows Bridge and transit. Must be able to work well under minimal supervision. Previous custodial experience an asset. Email resume to hr@arcteryx.com

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

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General Employment has

HAS BAGGAGE PASSENGER HANDLER POSITIONS SERVICE AVAILABLE

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You must be a Canadian Citizen or Landed Immigrant To apply please forward your resume to:

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Hotel Restaurant

THE ACAD. PUBLIC HOUSE (Van) seeks F/T Cooks. Min. 2 yrs of exp + High Sch. Dipl. req’d. $12/hr. theacademicpublichouse@gmail.com

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Office Personnel

MARKETING ASSISTANT St. John’s School has an opening for a full-time Marketing Assistant. The position will contribute to student recruitment, fundraising, communications and marketing of the school. Experience preferred. Please reply by May 20, by email with cover letter and resume to: psilk@stjohns.bc.ca (preferred) or by mail to: 2215 West 10th Ave, Vancouver, BC, V6K 2J1. No phone calls please. Please visit www.stjohns.bc.ca for more details.

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Garage Sale

21ST CENTURY FLEA MARKET 175 tables of Bargains on Deluxe 20th Century Junque! SUN MAY 26 10-3 Croatian Cultural Center 3250 Commercial Drive, 604-980-3159 Adm: $5

Garage Sale

941 East 62 Ave, Yard Sale Saturday May 25, 10 AM - 2 PM, Back Yard Sale. Houseware, kids items, books and so much more. Do Not Miss! VANCOUVER

GIANT THRIFT SALE

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Saturday, May 18 10am-3pm 3850 West 31St Ave at Highberry/Duncan Lawnbowling Club RAIN OR SHINE

Sat/Sun/Mon May 18-20 ★10am to 4pm★

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Furniture, tools, freezer, Casio keyboard, wine demijohns, geol/eng/drafting instruments.

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

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

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INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SCHOOL. NO Simulators. In-the-seat training. Real world tasks. Weekly start dates. Job Board! Funding options. Apply online, www.IHESchool.com 1-866-399-3853

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Social Services

Education

Wanted to Buy

BUYING ANTIQUES & Vintage COLLECTIBLES, WW1 / WW2 Items Buying Antiques and Vintage Collectibles, Sterling Flatware, Ivory, Old Toys, Pocket Watches, Moorcroft , Old Coins, Estate Fine Jewelry, Vintage Posters, Vintage Signs, Vintage Postcards, Mantle Clocks, etc etc .. Also Buying WW1 and WW2 medals, knives, swords, daggers, etc . $$ CASH PAID $$ CALL: 604-401-3553

Music/Theatre/ Dance

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

Job Listings, From A-Z

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

To advertise in Employment call 604-630-3300

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AUCTION CALENDAR

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MARKETING CONSULTANT We are seeking a full-time

The North Shore News has an immediate opening for

a full-time Marketing Consultant. MARKETING CONSULTANT Utilizing your strong outside sales experience you The be North Shore News will responsible for: has an immediate opening for a full-time Marketing Consultant. • Achieving your monthly, quarterly and annual Utilizing strong outside sales experience you revenueyour targets will be responsible for: developing and maintaining • Prospect new clients, • Achieving your monthly, quarterly and annual sales opportunities revenue targets • Conceptualizing and executing print and online • Prospect new clients, developing and maintaining advertising strategies to address client challenges sales opportunities •• Develop and maintaining client relationships Conceptualizing and executing print and online through exceptional service advertising strategiescustomer to address client challenges Having aand strong understanding of the company’s •• Develop maintaining client relationships products, new marketing technologies through exceptional customer service and the landscape. • competitive Having a strong understanding of the company’s

products, marketing the the This positionnew requires greattechnologies attention to and detail, competitive landscape.

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The ideal candidate communication skillswill arepossess: essential to your success. •The A proven sales track ideal candidate willrecord possess: •• Previous salesrecord experience A proven media sales track •• Passion community involvement Previousfor media sales experience •• Strong and verbal communication skills Passionwritten for community involvement • Willingness to and work as part of a winning sales Strong written verbal communication skills • team Willingness to work as part of a winning sales • team Valid B.C. drivers license and reliable vehicle •• Valid B.C. drivers license andtoreliable Self-motivation and a desire WIN. vehicle • Self-motivation and a desire to WIN.

If you are interested in this position, please email If you areyour interested thiscover position, resumeinand letterplease to email yourrshortt@nsnews.com resume and cover letter to norshortt@nsnews.com later than May 20, 2013. no later than May 20, 2013.

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

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LEGALS Legal/Public Notices

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS RE: THE ESTATE OF JOAN MARION PRESS, Also known as JOAN M. PRESS, and JOAN PRESS, DECEASED NOTICE is hereby given that Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of Joan Marion Press, late of #305 - 2020 Haro Street, Vancouver, BC, who died on September 3, 2012, are hereby required to send them to the undersigned Executors c/o 700 - 401 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6B 5A1, on or before June 22, 2013 after which date the Executors will distribute the said Estate among the parties entitled thereto, having regard to the claims of which they have notice. Royal Trust Corporation of Canada, and Earl Bradford McIsaac, Executors By: Richards Buell Sutton LLP Attention: Patrick (Rick) Montens

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Notice is hereby given that Creditors and others, having claims against the Estate of Janella Mary Theresa Fleming, also known as Janella Carruthers, formerly of 4607 Blenheim Street, Vancouver, BC, Deceased are hereby required to send the particulars thereof to the undersigned Executor, James R. Fowler, 201-2377 Bevan Avenue, Sidney, BC V8L 4M9, on or before June 7, 2013 after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received. James R. Fowler, Executor

THE ESTATE OF KENNETH ARNOLD SIMPSON, DECEASED All persons having claims in respect of Kenneth Arnold Simpson, deceased, formerly of 3285 East 15th Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada are required to send full particulars of such claims to the undersigned Executor, care of Clark Wilson LLP, 900 – 885 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6C 3H1, Canada, on or before the 15th day of June, 2013, after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to claims that have then been received. BMO Trust Company Executor CLARK WILSON LLP Solicitors THE Carnegie Community Centre Association Annual General Meeting The C.C.C.A. Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday, June 6th in the Theatre of the Carnegie Centre at 401 Main Street. The election of members of the Board will be held at this meeting. Registration 5:00 pm to 5:30 pm. In order to vote you must have a membership card with a date no later than May 24th, 2013. Please bring your current membership card with you.

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS RE: The Estate of DOROTHY EVANGELINE MOWER, also known as DOROTHY E. MOWER and DOROTHY MOWER, deceased, formerly of Crofton Manor, 2803 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6N 4B4 Creditors and others having claims against the estate of DOROTHY EVANGELINE MOWER, deceased, are hereby notified under Section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the undersigned Administrator c/o Cohen Buchan Edwards LLP, Lawyers & Notaries, Suite 208 4940 No. 3 Road, Richmond, BC, V6X 3A5, on or before June 7, 2013, after which date the Administrator will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Administrator then has notice. DATED at Richmond, BC, this 30th day of April, 2013. K. BRUCE PANTON COHEN BUCHAN EDWARDS LLP, Solicitors for ROYAL TRUST CORPORATION OF CANADA, Administrator

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2035

Burial Plots

OCEANVIEW, Single unused inground cremation plot in Evergreen Gardens. $3000. 604-737-0297

For Sale Miscellaneous

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

3508

Dogs

Chocolate Lab Pincher Pups, bottle fed, 9wks,dewormed & all shots $400 ea, 604-287-5298

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS

4060

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

2060

5505

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PUBLIC AUCTION:

5505

We are seeking a full-time

Tutoring Services

Tools & Equipment

WOODWORKING TOOLS for sale Craftsman: 10in. Table Saw $135, 15 amp 1/2in Plunge Router $180, 14 amp 7 1/4in. Circular Saw w/ laser $45, LaserTrac 2/3hp Drill Press $90, Mitre Saw w/ laser $90, Router & R. Table $135. Rex-Cut grinder $55, 7 1/4in. Skil circular saw $35. Call 604-731-7928.

STANDARD Wirehaired Dachshunds Puppies Born April 3 - ready to go in 4 weeks. $800. Call now! 604-8086740. stormygsd@live.ca JACK RUSSELL X Border Collie 7yrs, 20lb, friendly to good home. NVan $negotiable 604-839-6113 PURE BRED PRESA Canario Dewormed twice. 2nd shot complete, CCC Reg. 604-807-2813

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6505

Apartments & Condos

6505-11

6508

Apt/Condos

North Van Apt. Rentals 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

1BDRM/ 1BTH 15th & Lonsdale 635 sq. ft. newly reno’d, 1 bed apt. on 4th floor in Seniors (55+) building. Hook ups for insuite laundry. Incls heat/underground parklng, storage avail. No Pets Rent $960. email: tenantplacement@ newchelsea.ca

6508

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

AMBER LODGE

Oak & West 14th Studios (Avail. Now) 1 BR’s (Avail Now & June 1) 2 BR’s (Avail. Now) Well maintained building close to all amenities and VGH. Some pets ok. 604-731-2714

A Great Janitorial Franchise Opportunity

Contact Coverall of BC A Respected Worldwide Leader in Franchised Office Cleaning!

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www.coverallbc.com

5070

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6508

Apt/Condos

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

6540

Houses - Rent

2645 MCBAIN Ave, reno’d kitchen, 4 bdrm, 1.5 bath 1840sf, lease, n/pet, n/s, $3,400, NOW. Call Eric (604)723-7368 (Royal Pacific Realty)

LANGARA GARDENS

Apt/Condos

Business Opps/ Franchises

*Annual starting revenue of $12,000-$120,000 *Guaranteed cleaning contracts *Professional training provided *Financing available *Ongoing support *Low down payment required

BLOND WOOD CABINET (48 x 24 x 24), 2 dr w/ frosted glass & 2 shelves $35obo 604-737-1313

2100

5040

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

Call 604-327-1178

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

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

3 BDRM ste, 32nd/Knight, quiet area, N/P, N/S, utils incl, $1300. Avail Now. Call 604-871-1528 FURN ROOM, Character House, City Hall/Canada line/B-Line, n/s, n/p, shr bath, fem, balcony, ref’s. $525 incl util.879-6072 evenings

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HOME SERVICES

7005

Appliance Repairs

8015

Body Work

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

8030

Carpentry

2263 Kingsway at Nanaimo St. Van., 604.294.8038

**RELIEVE ROAD RAGE**

604-739-3998

Escort Services

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

8055

Cleaning

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

PHOENIX MASSAGE CTR.

Now Open - New Girls Chinese, Japenese, Korean, Punjabi, Thai, Caucasian. Great Massage Now Hiring. 10am-Midnight every day.

7015

Since 1989

RENOS • REPAIRS 9129 Shaughnessy St., Van.

732-8453

CARPENTER 25 yrs exp., reliable, quality work. $41.50/hr, WCB 604-839-0256 MR. BUILD - Renos and Repairs. Est 1989. 9129 Shaughnessy St. Please call 604-732-8453

8055

Cleaning

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

8060

*HOUSE & HOME Cleaning* We are Licensed, Bonded & Insured. Call 604- 700- 9218

CONNECTING COMMUNITIES

ONE CALL DOES IT ALL! From the City to the Valley Call Today

604-630-3300

SUNSHINE CLEANING 'you’ve tried the rest, now try the best.' Move ins - move outs, weekly, monthly We guarantee our work. References gladly given. Try our $60 cleaning 604-716-8631

6008-02

Abbotsford

6008

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-18

New Westminster

Sidewalk, Driveway, Patio Exposed Aggregate, remove & replacing

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

604-253-0049

Sidewalk, Driveway, Patio Exposed Aggregate, remove & replacing

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

604-253-0049

A 1 Retaining Walls, Foundation, Stairs, Driveways, Patios, Sidewalks. Any concrete project. Free Est. Since 1977. Basile 604-617-5813 Concrete Specialist. Garages, sidewalks, exposed aggregate & patios. Santino 778-892-5559

6008

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-30

Surrey

★★ Spectacular ★★ Waterview Units

on 15th, 14th & 12th floor in Brand New Building

Asking $275K to $375K IMMACULATE TOP fl 963sf 2 br condo, insuite laundry, +55 building, $121,500 604-309-3947 see uSELLaHOME.com id5565

2 are Sub-Penthouses ★ Bring Offers! ★ Call Shaku 604-442-9815, Sutton Group Realty

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

6008-42 TOP FLR 762sf 1br condo, in-ste laundry, 45+ building Mt. Baker view $85,000. 778-822-7387 see uSELLaHOME.com id5553

6008-14

Maple Ridge/ Pitt Mead.

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

6008-28

Richmond

Concrete

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

8073

Drainage

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

8075

Drywall

S. Surrey/ White Rock

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

6015

Since 1989

RENOS • REPAIRS 9129 Shaughnessy St., Van.

732-8453

VINCE’S MAGIC Drywalling & textured ceiling repairs. Complete drywall & taping. 604-307-2295

Wayne The Drywaller

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

8080

6008

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-40

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

6008

Condos/ Townhouses

W.End/Down/Yaletown

OPEN HOUSE SAT., 2-4PM • MLS# V994147 #401 - 1132 HARO ST., WEST END VAN. FABULOUS 2 BDRM., 2 BATH APT. • $649,000

• 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

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

Contact us today for a free estimate.

Max: 604-341-6059 Licensed & Bonded

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

LIC. ELECTRICIAN #37309 Commercial & residential renos & small jobs. 778-322-0934. YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guar’d. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

8087

Excavating

# 1 YARD DRAINAGE, STONE WORK & HOUSE DEMOLITION

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

6020

Houses - Sale

6020-01

Real Estate

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

6020-06

Chilliwack

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

6020

Houses - Sale

6020-34

8090

S&S LANDSCAPING & FENCING

Factory Direct Cedar Fence Panel for Sale & Installation

Call 604-275-3158 West Coast Cedar Installations New, repaired or rebuilt ★ Fences & Decks ★ 604-435-5755 or 604-788-6458

8105

Langley/ Aldergrove

Repairs & Staining Installation Free Estimates

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

ANYTHING IN WOOD Hardwood flrs, install, refinishing. Non-toxic finishes. 604-782-8275

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

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

Lots & Acreage

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Commercial/Residential 2837 Kingsway, Vancouver

Tel: 604-603-9655

8125

Golden Hardwood & Laminate & Tiles. Prof install, refinishing, sanding & repairs. 778-858-7263 INSTALLATION REFINISHING, Sanding. Free est, great prices. Satisfaction guar. 604-518-7508

6035

Mobile Homes

Gutters

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

Refinish, sanding, install, dustless Prof & Quality work 604-219-6944 CELTIC HARDWOOD FLOORS Installations & refinishing. Quality work. Reas Rates. 604-293-0057

Glass Mirrors

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

Artistry of Hardwood Floors

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

6040

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

Need help with your Home Renovation? Find it in the Classifieds!

Okanagan/ Interior

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

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6065

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

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

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

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

6052

3418 Blueberry Drive, Whistler, BC. Bare Land approx 13,500 sq ft. Panoramic views from Whistler to Mt. Currie. - $1,747,000 - email: lsjoyce@tml1.com

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8120

A37

Surrey

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

6030

Flooring/ Refinishing

Hardwood Floor Refinishing

6050

6020-14

Fencing/Gates

Lic. 22308

ALL YOUR electrical & reno needs. Lic’d electrician #37940. Insured, bonded & WCB. Free est Reasonable rates 604-842-5276

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

1339 E.41st Ave 1670sf, 33 x 97 lot, Updated windows, floor, baths & Kitch/appls. Open Sat. 2 -4. Phil Heng, Royal Pacific $609,000 Call: (604) 808-3339

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

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

For Sale by Owner

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

Electrical

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

Electrical

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 IMMACULATE 2446SF 4br 4ba t/h. Incredible view, huge master br $405,000, 604-466-3175 see uSELLaHOME.com id5226

8080

ALP ELECTRIC #89724 Low price, big/small jobs, free est Satisfaction guar 604-765-3329

CONCRETE SPECIALIST

REAL ESTATE Condos/ Townhouses

8060

Concrete

CONCRETE SPECIALIST

6008

FRIDAY, MAY 17, 2013 THE VANCOUVER COURIER

Sunshine Coast

Real Estate Investment

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

6065

6075

Recreation Property

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

3BDRM/2BTH NEWER Manufactured Home in Quiet Powell River Park Metal roof, vinyl siding, storage, office, deck, wkshop, gas furnace, new fridge & stove, incl. d/w & jetted tub. New paint, carpets & curtains. $75,000. 1-604-483-3688, cecileandvic@ gmail.com Agents 48-hr listing.

GORGEOUS VIEW LOT, Gibsons BC. Centrally located, view lot in Lower Gibsons. Walking distance to everything! www.shaunagold.com $190,000 Call: (604) 218-2077


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HOME SERVICES Gutters

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8125

Gutters

8160

HEDGING GARDENING CLEAN-UPS PRUNING

DUNBAR LAWN & GARDENS

A1 Steve’s Gutter Cleaning & Repair from $98. Gutters vacuumed/hand clean. 604-524-0667 DIRTY WINDOWS? DIRTY GUTTERS? Black Bear Window Cleaning does windows, gutters & siding. Insured & Guaranteed. Commercial & Residential. Call: 778 892-2327

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

8130

Handyperson

Lawn & Garden

Free Estimates

604-266-1681

WCB • FULLY INSURED

EST. 41 YEARS

HEDGE SHRUB TREE & STUMP REMOVAL FREE ESTIMATE INSURED

224-3669

8185

Moving & Storage

AFFORDABLE MOVING 1 to 3 Men

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

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

FREE ESTIMATES

732-8453

AALL EXT REPAIRS/REPLACE Rebuild, new build, fencing, decks & stairs. 604-325-4674 DUSTTIN’S HANDYMAN Service All jobs Large and Small. Competitive Rates 604-562-5711

HANDYMAN, reno, kitchen, bath, plumbing, countertop, flooring, painting, etc. Mic, 604-725-3127

8140

Heating

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

8155

Landscaping

Need a Great New Lawn?

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

604-220-5296

www.englishlawns.com

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

8160

Lawn & Garden

Spring Services

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 •

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

JUST LAWNCUTS Cameron 604-709-6230 604-723-2468; Tran the Gardener. Lawns, aeration, power raking, cutting, trimming, cleanups. 604-723-2468 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 Ny Ton Gardening Trimming, Shrubs, Pruning, Yard Cleanup, 604-782-5288 SENIOR EXP’D GARDENER Pruning, Trimming, Landscaping 604-354-8382 or 604-879-6019 ENGLISH LAWNS, new lawn installs, replace old, drainage, landscaping, pavers, etc. Any size job. Nick, 604-929-7732

ALLQUEST PAINTING Quality Work You Can Trust! Interior & Exterior ★ UNBEATABLE PRICES ★ Free Est. / Written Guarantee

Insured/WCB

778-997-9582

BOOK A JOB AT

8175

Masonry

www.jimsmowing.ca

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

★ SD ENTERPRISES ★ Lawncare, power raking, landscaping, pruning, clean-up, cedar fencing. Terry, 604-726-1931

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

1 to 3 men from $40

• 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

★ 604-652-1660 ★

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

8193

Oil Tank Removal

FLECK CONTRACTING LTD.

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

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

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

8195

FAIRWAY PAINTING

Fully Insured 20 yrs. exp. • Free Est. Call 604INTERIOR & EXTERIOR SPECIALS 10% OFF

7291234

Moving & Storage

B&Y MOVING

AAA

PRECISION PAINTING • Exterior/Interior Projects • Written Warranty • Years of Experience • Fully Insured • WCB Covered Residential Specialists

QUALITY WORK. DONE RIGHT.

778.881.6096

THE REAL DEAL 3 Rooms $250 Exterior Special on NOW

Give us a Call We’re Tough to Beat

Free Estimates

604-771-7052

Exterior • Interior Residential • Comm. • Strata WCB Insured • BBB

604-681-0222

604-708-8850

MILANO PAINTING & RENOS Int/Ext. Free Est. Written Guar. Prof & Insured. 604 551-6510

Power Washing

Alliance

Power Washing

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

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

GET OUT YOUR LIST! We do all the fussy little jobs no one else wants to do. Complete home repairs. Workmanship and your Satisfaction Guaranteed. Est 1983. Ralph 682-8256

Top Quality Quick Work

• Residential • Commercial • Strata • Walkways, Vinyl Siding, Patios, etc. • High End Interior Painting • Moss Removal • Fully Insured

✓ RenoRite

Call Now: 780-6510

604-723-2526

Bath Kitchen Suites & More

Magic Star Painting

Spring Specials $ 3 ROOMS 299 (Walls Only) Free Estimates

Marty’s Painting Ltd.

DIY CONSULTANT No job too small • est. 1973

BBB Rating A+ • Free Estimate

604-733-2865 30% OFF all painting. Goodwood Painting Services. 20 years experience. Call 604-723-1643 ACCURATE PAINTING - Int & ext, new const. Good prices. 15+ yrs exp. Henry cell 604-754-9661 DJ PAINTING, Int/Ext. Com/Res. Drywall repair. Free ests. Cell: 604-417-5917, 604-258-7300 RONALDO PAINTING (1981) Master in Quality , fully insured, Free estimate, 778-881-6478 THOMAS Painting. Int & ext, new construction. Good prices, 18+ yrs exp. Thomas 604-724-8648

8200

Patios/Decks/ Railings

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

Call Ken 604-716-7468

8240

Free Estimates!

NO TAX Special! * We are pleased to offer High Quality Home Improvements • New construction • Renovations - Basements • Additions - Decks • Kitchens - Bathrooms • Laneway Houses - Drainage *No job too big or too small

www.PatioCoverVancouver.com ★TOUFFDECK.CA★

Water Proofing, Railings & Gates

Call 604-600-2747

8205

Paving/Seal Coating

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

604 451 0225

MOZAIK MOZAIK HANDYMAN HANDYMAN SERVICES SERVICES LTD.

• Painting • Electrical • Plumbing • Tiling • Carpentry Carpeting

Tel: 739-8786, Cell: 716-8687 ~ FREE ESTIMATES ~

RENOS • REPAIRS 9129 Shaughnessy St., Van.

732-8453

A-1 CABINETS, suites, granite, bathrooms, c-top, tiles, flooring, paint, blinds. Bob 604-366-7042 A1 CONTRACTING. Bsmt, bath, kitchen cabinets, tiling, painting & decks. Dhillon, 604-782-1936

WCB – Fully Insured 100% Money Back Guarantee

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*Limited time lease offer based on a new 2013 CR-V LX 2WD model RM3H3DES. #1.99% lease APR for 60 months O.A.C. Bi-weekly payment, including freight and PDI, is $139.00. Downpayment of $0.00, first bi-weekly payment, environmental fees and $0 security deposit due at lease inception. Total lease obligation is $18,209.00. Taxes, license, insurance and registration are extra. 120,000 kilometre allowance; charge of $0.12/km for excess kilometer. **MSRP $27,630 including freight and PDI of $1,640 based on a new 2013 CR-V LX 2WD model RM3H3DES. PPSA, license, insurance, taxes, and other dealer charges are extra and may be required at the time of purchase. #/*/** Offers valid from May 1st through May 31st, 2013 at participating Honda retailers. Dealer may sell for less. Dealer trade may be necessary on certain vehicles. Offers valid only for British Columbia residents at BC Honda Dealers locations. Offers subject to change or cancellation without notice. Terms and conditions apply. Visit www.bchonda.com or see your Honda retailer for full details.

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Volkswagen’sTouaregatruetriumph DIESEL-POWERED SUV A MORE AFFORDABLE OPTION THAN MAIN COMPETITORS

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f you want an SUV with a premium feel but not a premium price tag, Volkswagen may have a solution for you in the form of a vehicle called Touareg. While it may share its underpinnings with the Porsche Cayenne, it is significantly less expensive than other luxury off-roaders but offers comparable performance. The VW Touareg TDI is a very unique vehicle. What makes it so special is that it is the only non-luxury SUV available in Canada with a diesel engine. BMW, Mercedes and, of course, Audi and Porsche all offer diesel SUV’s, and they’re great except for the fact that they start at a minimum of about $60,000 and can easily reach $100,000 or more. For 2013, the Touareg range gets larger fuel tanks, while the diesel engine’s output increases to 240 horsepower. Otherwise not much change to report on this solid, proven vehicle.

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DESIGN The real story of this vehicle lies under the hood. If you are driving around Europe today, you would notice that the majority of the vehicles on the road are powered by clean diesel technology. It just makes sense and here’s a couple of reasons why: diesels get great mileage and provides exceptional torque. In the Touareg TDI, we have a 3.0-litre V6, which may not appear big for a vehicle of this size but the 2013 version has a 15 horsepower bump over last year and, more importantly, it delivers 406 ft-lbs of torque. That’s a lot of torque. In fact, it’s more than the average V8 pick-up trucks. Needless to say, you can tow quite a lot with the Touareg TDI. Another upside is fuel economy. Even with all that torque, it returns 11.2L/100km city and 6.8L/100km highway, which are fantastic in this category. The other big plus for clean diesel technology is resale value. Kelly Blue Book expects the Touareg TDI retain a better than average resale price. In comparison, the gasoline and hybrid models are believed to fall a few percentage points below the segment average.

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Touareg comes loaded with standard gear Continued from page 41 Good news, while the Touareg does have reassuring handling, it’s still very comfortable. For instance, it just glides over bumps with no issues. When you combine this with a quiet cabin, refined engine, a slick eightspeed automatic gearbox, and a very comfy seat, you’ve got a car that’s extremely relaxing to travel in.

that it is only a five-passenger vehicle and there isn’t a third row (though keep in mind that other SUV’s third seating is typically useless in terms of space and comfort). The advantage of not having that third row is the massive storage space you get in the Touareg. As a result you can use this car as a proper utility vehicle. If you need additional room, the rear seats fold down neatly. But if you prefer to keep your stowed objects out of sight, the Touareg allows you to slide the entire rear seat unit forward, giving you a bit more space. Then with the parcel shelf in place, your valuables are well hidden. Now we must point out a few of the Touareg’s downsides. It only has a few. The rear doors don’t open particularly wide, and while there’s plenty of space for rear passengers (the rear seats even recline), the Touareg isn’t the best at carrying three people in the back. That’s because the centre seat is more of a perch than an individual chair, and what’s more, the large transmission

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The interior quality is what you expect of a VW product. All of the controls are logically laid out, and the touch screen infotainment centre is easy to use, if somewhat gimmicky. Actually, the Touareg comes absolutely loaded with standard equipment. As well as a full complement of airbags and safety features, you get climate control, Bluetooth, leather seats, iPod connectivity and a rearview camera among other features. As well, Touareg has a cargo space to match its more costly competitors. If there is a knock on this car, it’s

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The Touareg TDI is available in three flavours. The Comfortline begins at $53,975, the Highline starts at $59,970, and the Execline is available from $63,800. Some of the many standard equipment items include rearview camera, dual-zone climate control, satellite navigation with an 8-inch touch screen, heated front seats, electronic parking brake, Bluetooth, ABS with electronic brake-force distribution, anti-slip regulation, and electronic stability control. Additional features, available as options or on higher trims, include adaptive headlight system, sport suspension, power adjustable seats, panoramic sunroof, and keyless entry. The TDI’s impressive fuel efficiency numbers are 11.2L/100km city and 6.8L/100km highway. The Touareg’s premium look and feel without the premium price make it an attractive alternative to the more luxurious brands. Its substantial standard feature list and the TDI’s great fuel economy make it even tougher to ignore.

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Grocery Department

Way Better Snacks Sprouted Tortilla Chips

Salt Spring Organic, Fair Trade Coffee

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Ocean Wise Farmed Trout Fillets assorted varieties

3.29 Sahale Nuts

assorted varieties

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Annie’s Homegrown Macaroni and Cheese

assorted varieties

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40%

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1.89L • product of USA

Cascades Premium Bathroom Tissue

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Berio Olive Oil

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1.36L • product of Canada

750ml • product of Italy

Popchips All Natural Potato Chips

Dr. Oetker Casa Di Mama Frozen Pizzas

assorted varieties

assorted varieties

2/4.00

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85g • product of USA

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Joy of the Mountains A+ Oil of Oregano

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St. Dalfour 100% Fruit Spreads

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