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AdrianDixstayingonasleaderofNDP MLA SAYS SURPRISE ELECTION LOSS UNDER INTENSE REVIEW JONNY WAKEFIELD Contributing writer

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DP Leader Adrian Dix emerged from a week of soul searching Wednesday to answer questions from reporters about his party’s spectacular election defeat and his continued leadership of the party. The biggest news to emerge from the press conference at the Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel was that Dix will stay on as leader, at least through the next legislative session. Dix spent the week after the election meeting with MLAs and party members to discuss how the NDP, which was poised to form government for the first time since 2001, ended up losing to the B.C. Liberals 50 seats to 33. According to University of B.C. political scientist Maxwell Cameron, keeping Dix as leader makes sense for the NDP, for the time being. He points out that no one expected to be after the leader’s head May 15. “It would have been different if there was an articulate group of opponents within the campaign saying this was the wrong strategy,” said Cameron. “But the party was behind him. The party was very unified in this election campaign.” Cameron added that any internal opposition to the NDP’s positive approach campaign, which

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Vancouver-Kingsway MLA Adrian Dix held a news conference Wednesday to announce that he would remain as leader of the NDP. Scan page with Layar to watch a video of the news conference. Dix admitted might have been “unilateral,” did not emerge until late in the election.

“It would be the wrong reading of this election result to say ‘Oh, Dix has terrible judgment,

he’s not a leader and we should get rid of him.’” Dix promised the party would

conduct a probing review of how the election went so wrong, telling reporters it “will spare nothing and no one, least of all me.” Beyond that, Dix said he would focus on “holding the government to account” on its commitments to job growth, debt reduction and enhancing healthcare services in the next legislative session. Vancouver provided some of the few bright spots for the NDP. Dix increased his personal vote in Vancouver-Kingsway, earning just over 56 per cent. “In some of our most diverse communities, including Vancouver and Burnaby, the NDP vote went up,” noted Dix, but added that the NDP’s economic arguments resonated more with Vancouverites than with the rest of the province. The NDP also made inroads in Point Grey and Fairview in the form of new MLAs David Eby and George Heyman. According to Cameron, the incoming NDP caucus will be in an existential crisis that goes deeper than Dix’s leadership. “They do have to ask the hard questions. If the Liberals are able to pull the rabbit out of the hat this way, how are [the NDP] going to win elections in the future? They have to look at what the NDP’s role is in B.C. politics.” me@jonnywakefield.com twitter.com/jonnywakefield

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ayor Gregor Robertson has come under fire for his inability to communicate with Vancouver’s citizens. Vancouver Magazine went as far as publishing a feature called “The People vs Gregor Robertson,” which painted him as a “leader hellbent on progress,” ignorant to the pleas of the masses. So Robertson has a challenge to face: convince voters that he is listening, and that their input will make a difference. But the mayor doesn’t face this challenge alone. He has assembled a team of citizens, dubbing them the Engaged City Task Force. On Wednesday, Robertson held a press conference regarding the work the task force will be carrying out. The ethnically, regionally and professionally diverse group consists of 22 members, ranging from students to city workers, who will be

spending the next six months on “Quick Starts” initiatives. Quick Starts is a list of 16 initiatives to lay the groundwork for larger projects in the future. They are categorized into four categories: “engagement at a neighbourhood level,” “improve civic education,” “improve the development process” and “social media for civic management.” Initiatives include a mobile city hall, participatory budgeting for neighbourhood improvements, a city-wide Block Party Day and an online forum where the public can contribute ideas and give feedback to city hall. “I wanted to join the task force because I thought it was important for city planners to make engagement more meaningful,” said Peter Greenwell, task force member and Vancouver City Planning Commission chair. “People want to feel like what they say has an impact, and that’s what we’re trying to do.” The task force is also hoping to make online voter registration available year-round. According to task force mem-

ber and former COPE park board commissioner Lyndsay Poaps, the city is still awaiting approval from the provincial government. The Quick Starts guide states that “in the 1960s 70 per cent of first-time young voters in Canada would vote in the first election they were eligible in. By 2004, this was down to 30 per cent. We need to do better. The city should be doing everything it can to make it simple and easy to register and be informed.” Robertson assured the crowd that there was “no big expected cost” for Quick Starts, and that “almost all [initiatives] are low to no cost and will fit into the city budget.” “Vancouver is at a point of great change,” Robertson told reporters. “The relationship between city hall and citizens is sometimes tenuous, and I felt there was a great need to improve… I think [Vancouver] is doing well but I want it to be one of the best.” Drew_mclachlan@hotmail.com


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the problem, drilling more than 200 wells in the area to investigate the extent of the leak and determine the degree of contamination. “The underground plume extended south and west of the service station but did not impact every property within the area. Unfortunately, we can’t be more specific because of the property rights of individual homeowners,” Conrad said. “Certainly issues of this magnitude don’t happen very often so [$4 million is] a lot of money. It’s significant but it was necessary to make sure that were managing the issue appropriately.” Shell plans to decommission its wells on private properties, but will leave the wells on the road intact, likely for another oneand-a-half years for monitoring. “The majority of wells were on the roadway, so the majority will not be decommissioned at this time,” Conrad said. Conrad described the wells as flush with the ground and similar to a circular sewer drain, but they’re smaller than a pie plate. “It’s pretty obvious when they’re doing testing because they do have to bring in a truck,” she explained, pointing out equipment on the truck brought up water, vapour and soil samples for testing. No direct means were required to address the contamination. “Our goal when it comes to these situations is to make sure that we’ve done our due diligence and we’ve been working closely with the ministry and the city to make sure that we’ve managed the situation appropriately,” she added. noconnor@vancourier.com twitter.com/naoibh

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ia Tevere Pizzeria Napoletana only opened its doors at 1190 Victoria Dr. in Grandview-Woodland in March 2012, but the building in which it’s housed still harkens to times past thanks to an unexpected find on an exterior wall. A painted advertising sign from the mid-1930s promoting Shelly’s 4X Bakery Products was exposed in 2011 as stucco was peeled off during renovation work. Exposure of such historical signs, often called ghost signs, is rare and word travelled fast in the neighbourhood. William Curtis Shelly (1878-1951) was born in Ontario and moved to Vancouver in 1910 to expand his bakery business and made his fortune from his famous 4X bread. In 2011, Patrick Gunn, a director on the Heritage Vancouver Society board, told the Courier it earned its moniker because Shelly had little more than $40 to his name when he started his business. Grandview Heritage Group (see story about the group on page 9) and the building’s owners Domenic and Giorgio Morra are responsible for restoration work to save the sign, which was recently completed. The Morras agreed to save the sign when it was first discovered and ultimately paid for most of the restoration costs. A neighbourhood small grant also covered some costs.

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Giorgio (left) and Domenic Morra, co-owners of Via Tevere Pizzeria Napoletana on Victoria Drive, with the “ghost sign” on the building advertising a bakery from the 1930s. “We’re a neighbourhood-driven restaurant,” Domenic Morra told the Courier, noting they also kept and restored the building’s “Doctor Vigari” sign, which is displayed inside. Morra called the restoration of the Shelly’s sign “perfect.” “It doesn’t look like it’s new by any stretch. It’s touched up just enough to shows its age, but pop colourwise. It looks really good — maybe just a little bit brighter than the way we found it.” Artist and author Michael Kluckner, artist Penny Street — members

of the Grandview Heritage Group — and artist Victoria Oginski worked on the project. Kluckner , who was worried about thesign’sdeteriorationafteritwasuncovered and no longer protected from the elements, instigated the effort. He describes the sign as a “window back onto an earlier landscape.” “To me, there’s just such tremendous interest in the graphic quality of the sign — the happy baker character that went through quite an evolution over a period of time. We haven’t been able to figure out who would

have painted the sign or created the advertising campaign, but we know of a later one that was done in 1939. It’s interesting typographically. It’s interesting in every respect,” he said. Kluckner added that Shelly was a significant Vancouverite who he wrote about in his book Vanishing Vancouver. Kluckner is pleased with the result of the restoration. “All in all, it looks pretty terrific — the patina of the old sign, all the wonderful old aligatored parts and [the] mix of colours,” he said. “It’s a

classic bit of the old and new standing together. You’ve got the state-of-theart pizza place that’s in its own right a neighbourhood landmark, but it’s incorporating something that goes back to a much, much earlier Grandview — one before it was the Italian Grandview, when it was just this little working class Vancouver area with a grocery store in it.” Street recruited Oginski because of her artistic and technical expertise. Oginski said it took four days to finish the sign. After scrubbing off loose paint chips, a mixture was applied to glue down the remaining pieces. “We put three coats of that on. It was then quite stable — nothing was moving on it anymore. Then we began the colour,” she explained. Oginski mixed colours that would have an aged quality to them. “We added colour to the mural and tried not to put too much colour on, so that the beautiful aging process was not lost, because that is part of the beauty of the sign. That’s what everyone loves,” she said. “So the aim was to revive the colour and bring back some degree of it, but not paint out all of the crackling and some of the beautiful missing spots.” A coating to protect it from graffiti and the elements completed the restoration. A celebration of the sign’s restoration is planned for 1 to 4, June 23 at which time a plaque will be unveiled. noconnor@vancourier.com twitter.com/naoibh

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randview-Woodland is one of Vancouver’s oldest neighbourhoods. The neighbourhood, which lies to the East of downtown along the Burrard Inlet, has fallen behind the city’s image of high-rise condominiums and shiny glass buildings. Many of the local houses and businesses date back to the neighbourhood’s founding in the early 1900’s — and some residents want to keep it that way. The pride in the neighbourhood’s history has risen partly due to the Grandview Heritage Group. The two-year-old non-profit is the brainchild of five local historians — Michael Kluckner, Bruce MacDonald, Penny Street, Maurice Guibord and Jak King, who discussed the history of Grandview-Woodland around a kitchen table. Since then, they have welcomed other heritage enthusiasts to the club, and will soon receive the City of Vancouver Heritage Award for Advocacy. The award was created in 2007 and is given out every two years to six recipients who have completed projects involving the preservation and education on Vancouver’s heritage. The award is described as an acknowledgement of “the special accomplishments, projects and efforts which have furthered the goal of heritage conservation in the City.” “It’s a wonderful recognition of what we’ve done,” said King. “We’ve only been around for two years, but we’ve accomplished a lot.” One of the group’s accomplishments is the centenary sign project. Each year, the group selects 25 houses over the age of 100 and

makes lawn signs that feature scannable QR codes, which lead to a website about the history of the house on the group’s website. The group has worked to not only showcase the history of Grandview-Woodland but to protect that heritage as well. King says that one of the first goals was to make sure heritage was represented in Grandview-Woodland’ community plan, which is currently being updated by city staff. “[Grandview-Woodland] is a neighbourhood that is special to me personally, and I think its special to Vancouver as well,” King said. “One of our key goals is to educate people on its heritage so that they can protect it in the future.” With large scale developments and renovictions becoming a norm for many Vancouver neighbourhoods, including Strathcona and the Downtown Eastside, the Grandview Heritage Group represents an alternative attitude not exclusive to the area. “These buildings have proven their worth over the years,” King said. “They’re still usable and they’re much more affordable. There’s no point in building a new building for the sake of new, the greenest building is always one that has already been built. I think that changing the architecture would change the entire neighbourhood.” Yet King admits that change can sometimes be necessary for a neighbourhood to survive. “I’m fascinated by the First Avenue viaduct. In the mid-1930s Grandview was failing as a neighbourhood, so local businessmen called for a viaduct to connect it to the city. It was that project that saved Grandview as a neighbourhood and kept it viable… Our history has to inform our future.” Drew_McLachlan@hotmail.com Twitter.com/NotDrowzyD

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ast week — About 150 kilometres north of Vancouver on one of the Gulf islands, I was standing on the deck at our cabin and observing what appeared to be the tail end of this year’s warbler migration. Within a few minutes on that drizzly Friday, first a few Wilson warblers, then a pair of yellow warblers and finally a lone yellow-rumped warbler came by. These tiny creatures, none more than 12-centimetres long, stopped briefly to fuel up on insects before continuing north on the Pacific coast flyway on an annual journey that may have begun as far south as Central America and could well end up as far north as Alaska. Next week — The Vancouver Park Board and Vancouver city council will consider motions that will speak to a new “Bird Friendly Strategy.” Monday evening, picking up from where former COPE park commissioner Loretta Woodcock left off, Constance Barnes’s motion will point to the Fraser River Delta as B.C.’s most significant and important bird area that “supports millions of birds,” both resident and migrants, annually. With Tourism Vancouver cheering from the sidelines, she will point out the billions of dollars that birding tourism contributes now south of the border. And, of course, we will hear about the benefits birds bring to the quality of our lives as pollinators, spreaders of seeds and eaters of destructive insects and other pests. The park board will ask staff to “report back on the feasibility of developing landscape design guidelines to enhance bird habitat for landscapes across Vancouver.” On Wednesday morning, Andrea Reimer will take the lead at council. The motion will tie her proposal to the Greenest City Action Plan and the short history since 2010 when the city partnered with the Park Board, Nature Canada, Bird Studies Canada and The Stanley Park Ecological Society to celebrate World Migratory Bird Day. That event kicked off a week of public education programming about birds and bird habitat. Reimer’s motion will ask staff to report back on “best practices for monitoring and protecting bird populations in an urban environment including building and landscaping guidelines.” Vancouver is not leading the way in this initiative. More accurately, it is catching up to cities including Toronto, Calgary and Chicago that have their own bird-friendly strategies. In fact, Chicago’s strategy was crafted by Sadhu Johnston before he left there to become Vancouver’s deputy city manager. Here is what we know. Collisions with man-made structures rank second among the causes of death to migratory birds. This is second only to habitat loss, which is also most often the effect of human activity. In the United States alone, there are an estimated one billion deaths caused by “bird strikes” annually. During night migrations, these are most often caused by lights in a building luring birds on a collision course. During the day, it’s the reflective glass of a building that cause birds to think they see greenery ahead when it’s actually a reflection of what is behind them so they go slamming full speed into that reflection. This explains why most bird strikes occur between the first and fourth floors of buildings and not as the result of skyscrapers. Incidentally, while Toronto has monitored bird strikes for years now, we really don’t know what impact our buildings here have on migratory birds. There will be a proposal to monitor going forward, although, I’m told, because of the attendant crows, seagulls and rats that feed on the disabled and the dead, exact numbers will be hard to arrive at. But let me leave you with this: Improving bird habitat and their chances of survival as they wing their way across continents can have unintended and at times delightful consequences. Last spring, the Los Angeles Times reported on an inner city school in one of the most densely populated areas of L.A. where, thanks to help from Audubon and a grant from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, a grade school was able to replace 5,000-square-feet of concrete and Bermuda grass with native flora. “The plants attracted insects which attracted birds, which attracted students, who, fascinated by the nature unfolding before them, learned so much that their test scores in science rose six fold.” agarr@vancourier.com

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ost of us would like to believe that 19th-century abolitionists banished slavery from the world for good. But as science fiction author Philip K. Dick once observed, “reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away.” There are an estimated 27 million slaves worldwide to this day, most of them women and children working under the threat of violence and unable to walk away from their bondage. The relative numbers of slaves to population has declined over the past two centuries; that appears to be evidence for civilized progress. That said, 27 million slaves is 27 million too many, and that number doesn’t include all sweatshop workers, or temporary workers flown from one contract site to another like livestock with carry-on luggage. There is a serpentine line from the collapsing garment building to the shirt on your back, and from the locked-door factory floor to your newest electronic gadget. Many small hands have touched the cat’s cradle of electronic components nestled in your fingers, but the fetishization of commodities tends to banish the workers responsible from our imaginations. And we become less curious with every upgrade of our high-tech devices. It’s a kind of tunnel vision that many global corporations do little to address, with their implausible deniability drawn from daisy chains of manufacturing subcontractors. Yet a loss of peripheral vision has close-up consequences in our own labour relations. For instance, for years First World workers have accepted unpaid internships as a matter of course, even though these arrangements can best be described as a soft and fuzzy serfdom, paying out dreams instead of dollars. Whatever happened to the idea that an honest day’s work deserves an honest day’s wage? Lost to tunnel vision. This brings us to Canada’s temporary foreign worker’s permit program. Up to 33,000 companies in Canada have applied to use temporary foreign workers, and there were 338,189 of these workers on our shores on Dec. 1, 2012. This isn’t just a minor riff on free trade’s promise of a mobile labour force; it’s shaping up to be the plutocrats’ Trojan Horse for bypassing contractually bargained wages with domestic workers. When corporations parachute in lower-paid foreign workers to fatten their profit margin, they are not delivering any new goods and services in exchange. Political scientists refer to this as “rent-seeking.” Temporary foreign workers don’t always get a raw deal, but some find themselves in the position of debt slaves or contract slaves. Debt slaves work for loans in which the time period and work conditions are often unstated. Contract slaves sign off on agreements that are often not honoured by the company. If you think exploitation of foreign workers only happens in the Gulf states, think again. In April, over three dozen Latin American workers won a wage settlement from SNC Lavalin after the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal ruled that the infrastructure megafirm discriminated against them in wages, accommodation, meals and expenses during construction of the Canada Line rapid transit line (speaking of tunnel vision). Even the World Bank withheld a loan from SNC-Lavalin after allegations of bribes involving SNC-Lavalin officials on a Bangladesh bridge project. Not that bad global PR is necessarily a bar to Canadian business. In January, a consortium of companies led by SNC-Lavalin won the provincial contract to build the Evergreen line rapid transit project in Metro Vancouver. The film director Orson Welles once mused on the likelihood of a civilization based on universal equality. Humanity has been on a path away from state-sanctioned slavery for centuries, yet temporary worker programs — which allow transnational corporations to pit the working class of one country against the working class of another — puts a question mark back onto Welles’ words, as do inventive new management techniques for exploiting rank-and-file workers. When U.S. firms take out life insurance policies on their own employees — with the firms named as beneficiary — and internally refer to the practice as “dead peasant insurance,” it should scare the Dickens into wageslaves everywhere. Thankfully, Ottawa recently did one smart thing to address a market dislocation of its own making, by repealing regulations that allow corporations to pay temporary foreign workers 15 per cent less than domestic wages for highskilled positions, and five per cent less for low skilled positions. It’s a start. www.geoffolson.com

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SULLIVAN’S WORDS DON’T INSPIRE CONFIDENCE

To the editor: Re: “Sullivan promises to be ‘assertive’ MLA,” May 17. I am amazed that Sam Sullivan has just been elected as a Liberal MLA given his admission that he wasn’t certain he was going in the right direction when he was Mayor of Vancouver. These are hardly reassuring words because vision is an absolute prerequisite for being a successful politician. To be honest, I wouldn’t want my hard earned tax money going to any politician — Liberal or NDP — that lacks conviction and is merely going through the motions. John Clench, Vancouver

VANCOUVER NEEDS MORE OUTDOOR POOLS To the editor: Re: Community Briefs“Public Pools Open,” May 17. Just some extra information on Vancouver outdoor pools: Yes, Vancouver has three outdoor pools — Second Beach, Kits and New Brighton Park, but that is all. Hillcrest has an outdoor pool, but it is for toddlers only. Maple Grove is a wading pool only. Vancouver has only three outdoor swimming pools for over 600,000 people. Vancouver has the least outdoor pools of any major city across Canada. This wasn’t always the case. Vancouver used to boast the following

neighbourhood outdoor pools: Hastings, Sunset, Marpole, Mount Pleasant. And probably more that I don’t know about. These have all been closed. When our population is constantly growing, why is it that our outdoor pools have all been closed except for three? Jean Campbell, Vancouver

CENTRES MUSTN’T BOW TO PARK BOARD COMMISSIONERS

To the editor: Re: “Mole story riddled with errors,” Letters, May 17. It was good to read that the community centre board members currently in negotiations with the Vision Vancouver park board are not stating they are in agreement with the demands Vision put to them with accompanying threats of kicking them out if they disagreed. Since numerous Vision commissioners, city councillors and city bureaucrats have stated the exact opposite — which is to say that what they called the “cooperating” boards had accepted these demands in principle and were simply working out the small details — it is good to hear specifically from them that the centre board members who are in negotiations do not see it that way. I urge Mr. Richardson and the others to continue standing up for what is right, and if necessary to refuse to sign off on an unacceptable agreement. Likewise, I applaud the six centre boards

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that are, as Mr. Richardson notes, continuing to engage in public campaigning to maintain awareness of the Vision councillors’ and commissioners’ unreasonable and damaging demands, accompanying threats and in some cases angry attacks and tirades, which have never been publicly withdrawn or even modified so that everyone can progress with a clean slate.

Scott Parker, Vancouver

LIBERALS HAVE HELPED THE POOR To the editor:

Re: “ Liberals harsh measures against poor forgotten,” Letters May 17. Letter writer Aaron Zacharias neglected to mention the NDP record of governance and focussed on the B.C. Liberals’ record instead. As it happens, the front page of the May 17 Courier issue also quotes Mayor Gregor Robertson as saying he has good working relationship with housing minister Rich Coleman. The B.C. Liberals have purchased more than 25 hotels for the homeless and will construct 14 housing complexes on city land while funding shelters. I don’t know if the mayor’s pledge to eliminate street homelessness in Vancouver is on track, but from the article printed on the front page, he is getting substantial help from the Liberals and Mr. Zacharias’ comments are without merit. George Vytasek, Vancouver

SOCIAL MEDIA COURIER STORY: Re: “Developing Story: East Vancouver fire sparks more debate about development,” May 21. Facebook question: Are you concerned about gentrification and, if so, what do you think is the best way to deal with those concerns? Melanie Spencer: definitely NOT destroying things or hurting people COURIER STORY: “Vancouver ballet learns no Goh for annual Nutcracker,” May 17 Nessa van Bergen @bonvivantnessa: If the mayor was truly committed to the arts as he has said, the city should operate The Centre in #Vancouver

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COMMUNITY BRIEFS WALK WITH WALLY FOR ALS Wally Buono, B.C. Lions general manager, will be among thousands honouring family and friends Saturday, May 25 for the Richmond-Vancouver Walk for ALS. The joint two-city event kicks off at 9 a.m. at Garry Point Park in Steveston. This is the third year Buono has joined the effort as official spokesperson. He also attends each year as a member of Team Proudfoot. The walks held throughout the country are the annual fundraiser for the ALS Societies of

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GRILLING TIPS FOR LIFE Over 5,000 household fires per year are caused by cooking equipment, like barbecues, in Canada. The Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services is encouraging careful grilling this season and has provided helpful tips to guide safe barbecuing. Some include, inspecting hoses and fuel supply lines for deterioration, keeping small children and pets away from hot barbecues,

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ensuring that grease dripping trays are placed correctly and cleaned periodically, making sure barbecues are distanced at least 1.5 metres from property and to wait a few minutes for gas to dissipate when having trouble lighting a barbecue. Concerns to be aware of include opening a barbecue lid prior to lighting it, never leaving lit barbecues unattended, especially if being they are being cleaned by burning grease, having a fire extinguisher or garden hose handy in case of large grill fires and to never store propane tanks indoors, but rather in a well-ventilated shed or transport them in a secured trunk. In 2012, there were a total of 12 barbecue fires in the City of Vancouver that caused more than $95,000 in damage.

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Dear Friend I’m about to make you a deal that’s hard to refuse if you’ve got an “older” (and probably less than optimally efficient) furnace. I’ll replace your old furnace AND heat pump as a “package deal” for at least $3136.00 less than you would pay any other time of the year. Sound too good to be true? It’s not and here’s why. I’m making you what sounds like an unbelievable offer because it actually makes good sense for my business. And you come out a winner, as well! You see, I know from experience that in my slowest months I actually end up losing money ... then I have to spend the rest of the year trying to make up for it. Right now, I have no reason to believe 2013 will be any different. That’s why I’ve decided to give up trying to make a profit during these months and minimize my losses ... so I can come out ahead the rest of the year. So here’s how I can make the incredible offer at the top of this letter. Every year the biggie furnace manufacturers guesstimate how many furnaces to produce. Since there’s no way of knowing what the weather will be like and other factors that affect sales, these guys always have leftover inventory they have to hold onto until the next heating season. I saw a great business opportunity in this and went to one of these biggie companies (they won’t allow me to use their name in this letter) and contracted for the purchase of these furnaces that were going to just be sitting around. Plus, I bought 23 heat pumps all in the 3 most popular sizes used in Lower Mainland homes. Because of the number I bought and the time of year I purchased them, I got an unbelievable deal ... rock-bottom prices. Don’t get me wrong - these are brandnew, top quality, 2013 models. Not “seconds.” Not “blems.” Not builder-grade. These are premium furnaces and heat pumps fresh from a name-brand factory with a full factory warranty. How to Get Your Name Brand Furnace for Virtually Nothing By putting together this furnace-plusheat pump package (I call it the “Hottest AND Coolest Deal of the Century”), going through some heavy negotiations with the

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manufacturer, and then committing to buying 23 systems outright, I got BOTH the furnace AND the heat pump at a price that would have made Sam Walton proud. This means when you buy one of these 23 new, premiumquality heat pumps I will “give” you the furnace and ask you to pay only the $1181 in labor it costs to install your furnace. Pick up your phone right now Simply call me at 946-1000 at anytime so I can come out and measure your home (to see if I’ve got the proper size unit). Remember ... I’ve got only 23 matched systems in 3 sizes so you’ll want to let me know VERY SOON that you’re interested. When these 23 systems are gone, they’re gone, and this offer is null and void. Call me right now so we can get the ball rolling! As part of the deal, I’ll show you how much the heat pump costs ... how much the furnace WOULD have cost ... and your savings when you buy your new heat pump and furnace as part of this special offer. The price I show you will include all installation materials and labor. There’s no fine print, nothing left out. Earlier I said that making you this amazing offer is also good business for me The way I look at it, by letting YOU win big now, I’ll win at the end of the year. And I won’t have to “make up” for the lost sales during my slowest months. I figure if I make you an absolutely irresistible offer .. if your furnace is pushing 8 years or more ... and if I barely mark up the price I paid, I’ll accomplish 2 major objectives that will allow me to reduce my losses the rest of the year. I’ll be able to ... • Pay my overhead (rent, utilities, insurance and taxes) during the slow period • Keep my service & installation technicians busy enough to pay them to work instead of sit at home. As you can see, when you take me up on my “Hottest AND Coolest Deal of the Century,” EVERYONE IS A WINNER! And by the way, there’s no obligation when you have me come out to measure your house and explain the installation If you decide you don’t want to take advantage of this incredible deal (although I can’t imagine why you wouldn’t want to save this kind of money), it’s no problem. You’re not obligated in any way. In fact, just for taking time to read this letter and having me out to survey your house ... I’ll give you a

Very Special Free Gift Coupon ($50 value). Why? Even if we don’t do business together now, I want you to remember us in the future. If you’re thinking a new furnace (& heat pump) isn’t in your budget - don’t worry! You don’t have to pay me right now Because I’ve tried to think of every reason possible why you WOULDN’T take me up on this spectacular offer, I’ve even made arrangements for a super bank rate financing plan. And I’m not “marking up” the interest rate like so many other companies do. While I can’t promise you this, it’s possible that with this financing plan your monthly investments in a new system could be more than paid for by the savings you see on your monthly utility bills. My Disappointment-Proof Guarantee Talking about lower utility bills, I’m so sure you’ll see at least a 25% cut in your heating and cooling bills (in reality, it may be more like 35%+), if you don’t I’ll pay you twice the difference for 2 years. Not only are you getting a new, firstquality furnace virtually free, plus a firstquality heat pump at a great price, I guarantee you’ll lower your heating and cooling bills by at least 25% or I’ll pay you double your savings for 2 years. (This alone should convince you that these systems are some of the very best quality and most efficient available). But you’ve got to act fast ... call me at 946-1000 right now! This offer ends May 15th no matter what Don’t wait to call me. Here’s why. I have only 8 of each of the 3 sizes. When all of the air conditioners are sold and all the furnaces “given away” in a certain size, the “Hottest AND Coolest Deal of the Century” is over. And if I still have any of the 23 systems left on May 31st, this offer still ends. The reason is that my business only slows down for a short time. Since these furnaces cost me so little, if I’ve got any left, I’ll sell them next winter at last year’s prices and still come out ahead. So call me right now at 946-1000 Thanking you in advance, Scott Campbell Owner P.S. Remember, there’s no obligation and even if you change your mind once I measure your house and give you the estimate - you still get that Free Gift Coupon worth $50.

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Rent increase forces Little Nest to close RENT JUMPED $2K A MONTH AT CHILDFRIENDLY EATERY CHERYL ROSSI Staff writer

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neighbourhood favourite for six years, Little Nest eatery will soon give up its home and close. Mary Macintyre, pastry chef and owner of the child-friendly eatery just off Commercial Drive, can’t afford to pay the monthly rent of $6,500 much longer. The rent was raised $2,000 a month starting in February. Macintyre’s rent was $2,900 a month when she opened the cafe in 2007 so she agreed to a lease that limited her operating hours and stipulated she couldn’t obtain a liquor licence. Now she can’t afford her rent without additional revenue. Little Nest operates 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. seven days a week. Macintyre pays $45 a square foot for the spot at 1716 Charles St. “It means that any profit I make goes directly to my landlord rather than me or reinvestment into the business,” Macintyre said. Sacha Thompson, owner of The Flowerbox, has rented in the same building as Little Nest for nine years and believes the Drive is changing. “I don’t know what the individual stories are, but I know the tenants in our building feel like

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Little Nest owner Mary Macintyre says she can’t afford to pay $6,500 a month rent for much longer. Her rent was $2,900 when she opened in 2007. the rent increases are constant and too high.” Thompson said she’s grateful she’s negotiated gradual rent increases with the representative of the owners of the commercial and residential building on the corner of Commercial and Charles. But she continues to build relationships with other landlords on the Drive in case she has to move. “That’s what people don’t realize with small business is where it’s really public service,” she said. “You drive the economy, you employ people, you create these beautiful spaces, you work your ass off, and there’s not a lot of concessions or protection in place.”

Thompson wants commercial rent increases regulated just as the province regulates increases for residential renters. “There are businesses on the Drive that have had the same landlord with marginal increases for the 15, 20, 25 years they’ve been there,” she said. “And that’s why they have been there, because they’re not being cut off at the knees. Make it easy for us to thrive and we’ll thrive.” Thompson is saddened to think small business owners who sell fresh and organic food could be replaced by “the cheapest products, the quickest, the prefab.”

Bill Pomeroy, owner of Artrageous Pictures and Framing, believes rents have risen more than usual in the past year or two. He’s noticed stores moving and empty spaces where no space was previously available for prospective business owners on the Drive. Pomeroy, who five years ago bought his commercial space at 1256 Commercial Dr. where his business has run for 15 years, believes a “big chunk” of rent increases could be property taxes. Pomeroy noted he pays 33 cents a square foot for his residential property in North Vancouver and pays $10 a square foot for his shop on Commercial Drive. The Commercial Drive Business Society tells potential renters on the Drive to expect to pay from $20 to $45 a square foot, not including a charge for property tax, garbage, insurance and electricity, said society president Carmen D’Onofrio. Increases in rent, property taxes, traffic along with parking problems and residents that favour different goods and services could be hurting businesses D’Onofrio said. “No! I didn’t even know that,” he exclaimed when he heard Little Nest will close. “It’s a shame.” D’Onofrio said it’s beyond the mandate of a business association to try to control rents or encourage certain businesses. “We want to see fair rents that attract unique, eclectic responsible businesses,” he added. Macintyre expects to close Little Nest mid-July. crossi@vancourier.com twitter.com/Cheryl_Rossi

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night and is investigating working with Barbara-Jo’s Books to Cooks and farmers markets. “That is part of our culture, as you know,” Vescera said. “Italians are food snobs.” Bosa Foods has collaborated on an upcoming exhibit about the story of pasta, with future exhibits focused on paper and ceramics. Other series focus on Italian writers and designers. The centre is working with the Vancouver International Film Festival to bring the first Italian film festival to town in the fall. An online Italian language program is being developed with the Burnaby school district and Simon Fraser University. The centre already involves youth in sports programs and at the language school and has applied for funding for a program that would not be restricted to Italian-Canadian youth. The Italian Cultural Centre consists of 55,000 square feet of space on close to six acres that was donated by the city in the 1970s. It includes a museum, Italian language school, library, ballroom, trattoria, osteria, four indoor bocce courts and meeting rooms. La Piazza Dario Ristorante Italiano and Westside Montessori Academy are residents of the centre, which also helped developed two residential buildings that are run by other societies. It has 450 parking spots. “We have a lot of land and we are investigating opportunities to build a gymnasium, possibly a theatre and a mercato Italiano, an Italian market, as a way to draw people here,” Vescera said. The centre partners with Italian Day on the Drive, June 9, and kicks off Italian Heritage Month activities at the centre June 4. For more information, see italianculturalcentre.ca. crossi@vancourier.com twitter.com/Cheryl_Rossi

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’ve been an advocate in this column for cutting the cable cord and getting your entertainment content from online sources. But I’ve also warned that in so doing you’ll be a pioneer with all the good and bad the pioneer life provides. You’ll get the thrill of settling a new frontier. You’ll also wake up one morning to find locusts have eaten your crops. A few weeks back, I came home with a takeout order from Wendy’s. That was my first karmic mistake, but after a long day the last thing I wanted to do was cook. And I wanted to watch TV. Putting the Wendy’s bag on the kitchen counter, I decided to watch the sitcom Community on Hulu, an Internet-based TV service available only in the U.S. and to pioneering, advice-dispensing cord cutters like me. My plan was to turn on my old netbook, log into a U.S. server I subscribe to and use a program called Connectify to turn the netbook into a wifi hotspot to share its American signal. I would then turn on my PlayStation 3, log on to the wifi signal created by the netbook, fire up the Hulu Plus app on the console and watch the weird antics of the misfits at Community’s Greendale College. Don’t try this at home. The first thing I noticed was that my netbook wasn’t connecting to the American server. I had no idea why. I spent several minutes fiddling with the server’s settings as my Wendy’s bag sat unopened in the kitchen. Finally I determined that the Internet cable connection from my router to the netbook wasn’t working. I had no idea why. But once I disconnected the cable and used my router’s wifi signal instead, the netbook found the Internet and the server connected. I grabbed the Wendy’s meal, put it on a plate and sat down at the TV to turn on the PlayStation. That’s when the PlayStation announced, via an opening onscreen message, that it wanted to update its operating system. I had no idea why or what the update was about, but it wasn’t going to let me do anything, let alone watch Community, until I activated the update. I sighed, clicked on the update, and watched in horror as it started to download. It was a significant upgrade and was going to take a long time. Wendy’s, and my patience, were growing cold. So I switched gears: if I couldn’t watch Hulu on the PlayStation, I would watch Netflix on my Xbox 360, which sits

on a shelf just above the PlayStation in my TV cabinet. The Xbox started without a hitch. I clicked on the Netflix app and waited. And waited more. It didn’t work. I had no idea why. Thinking perhaps the Xbox had booted up wrong, I reverted to my time honoured technique for fixing gadgets: restart. Again I clicked on the Netflix app. And waited. And waited more. It didn’t work. I had no freaking idea why. By this time, more than half an hour had gone by. I had barely eaten Wendy’s. I had spent more time trying to make my cord cutting system work than it would have taken to watch the TV show I wanted to see. I gave up on the consoles, attached my Windows tablet to the TV, turned on its Netflix app and watched some dumb thing I can’t now recall. I ate my Wendy’s. There are a few lessons here. First, I should have gone with White Spot. Second, my cord cutting system is too complicated. Its virtue is that it uses gear I’ve already got. But with multiple devices and software services piled on top of each other, my desire to outfox Shaw, Telus and the entire U.S. entertainment industry has turned it into an out of control mess. Turning on the TV should not take half an hour. I could use the Windows tablet all the time, but attaching it to the TV and then detaching it for tablet duty is awkward. (Plus, when I tried to control the tablet with a bluetooth mouse, it didn’t work. I have no idea why.) Simple is best. If I were starting from scratch tomorrow, I’d get an Apple TV or a Roku streaming player or both and be done with it. If I wanted U.S. Internet access, I’d go with a service called Unblockus and run it through a second router attached to the Apple TV and Roku. The kicker is that since that night, everything has worked fine. The server, the consoles, Netflix and Hulu all are working as expected. Why? I have no idea. I’m just a pioneer. ••• Netflix pick: My Way (2010): With an unfortunate Frank Sinatra-ish title, this wartime Korean epic of two frenemies apparently came after the director saw Saving Private Ryan, Enemy at the Gates, Gallipoli and Chariots of Fire and then took a weekend seminar in filmmaking co-run by Oliver Stone and Michael Bay. It’s ridiculous and amazing, and threatens to turn into a half decent story of regular people ground up in the brutal machinery of history. Two takeaways: 1. it’s refreshing to see tired Second World War themes from an Asian perspective; 2. if Korea can make movies so grand in scale, why can’t Canada? blink@vancourier.com twitter.com/trueblinkit


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FOR THE KIDS: B.C. has the second highest rate of child poverty in Canada. CLICK (Contributing to the Lives of Inner City Kids) was founded in 2004 by volunteers to raise awareness of inner city youth living in poverty. The non-profit helps raise funds to support meal, after-school care, sports and recreation, and arts and culture programs for the city’s most vulnerable. Yours truly hosted their annual Definitely Not a Gala shindig at the Creekside Community Centre, catered by the Templeton Secondary School’s culinary arts team. Since its inception, the foundation has raised more than $200,000 and supported nearly 200 needy programs. SHINING STAR: Crooner Michael Bublé made the Burnaby Hospital Foundation’s inaugural Diamonds in the Sky soiree a whole lot brighter when the former Burnaby native gifted $50,000 to support critical hospital equipment needs. His father Lewis Bublé presented the cheque on behalf of his famous son in front of 200 guests in attendance. The signature event celebrated Burnaby Hospital’s 60th anniversary.

AND THE JESSIE GOES TO: The 31st Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards were announced at the nominations party held at the Vancouver TheatreSports Improv Centre. The Arts Club earned a leading 27 nods divided among seven productions. Bard on the Beach was next garnering 14 nominations. Their Merry Wives of Windsor was the most decorated with seven citations including one for outstanding production in the large theatre category. The awards will be handed out June 24 at the Commodore Ballroom.

CLICK president Catherine Atyeo displays the Inner City Kids Week proclamation by the city of Vancouver. The foundation targets child poverty.

Bill Millerd’s Arts Club Theatre Company picked up a leading 27 Jessie nominations. The Jessie Richardson Live Theatre Awards will be handed out June 24.

Kim Spencer-Nairn and Julie Lee’s recent gala auction of photographic works will support Capture Photo Festival (Oct. 1 to Nov. 15) they founded focused on lens-based art.

Sophia Leung gave $10,000 to Dr. Anthony Li’s Canadian Chinese Dental Society of B.C.’s Silver Anniversary Gala in support of community initiatives for the needy.

Evelyn Hill (centre) and daughters Jodene Gant (L) and Jocelyn Reeves (R) accept an award on behalf of the late Dr. Kenneth Hill, Burnaby Hospital’s first orthopaedic surgeon.

Lorita Leung Dance Academy’s Joy Wang, Alicia Hu and Temira Yik performed at the Canadian Chinese Dental Society benefit to raise funds for various dental programs.

At the Diamonds in the Sky soiree, Michael Bublés dad, Lewis, delivered a $50,000-donation to Burnaby Hospital CEO and president Cheryl Carline and chair Tinu Mathur.

Strathcona students (L-R) Delia Gama, Amina Elkatib,and Celestine Hilechi performed at CLICK’s Definitely Not a Gala shindig in support of inner city kids programs.


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

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THE NEIGHBOURHOOD AT A GLANCE It’s officially known as Grandview-Woodland, but most Vancouverites refer to the neighbourhood that is bounded by Broadway to the south, Burrard Inlet to the north, Clark Drive to the west and to Nanaimo Street to the east as the Commercial Drive area. It’s one of Vancouver’s most diverse neighbourhoods in terms of people, housing and land use and also one of its oldest. The 448-hectare East Side neighbourhood is home to 27,297 people, according to the 2011 census, which is a decline of about 900 people from six years earlier. Similar to the rest of the city, the largest age group is 30 to 44 year olds. More than two-thirds of the area residents are renters living in low-rise apartment buildings whose median household income is $35,342 (the city average is $47,299). About 10 per cent of the population self-identify as being aboriginal. First-time visitors to the neighbourhood likely get a good sense that Grandview-Woodland is a little different thanks to Ken Lum’s famous “East Van” cross at Clark Drive and Great Northern Way. And while there is no poodle on a pole à la Main Street, there is an art installation more symbolic of the area — a giant blue cappuccino cup in Grandview Park (albeit one that’s now a bit chipped and used as a garbage receptacle). Indeed, “the Drive,” which is the heart of the area, is home to such a concentration of cafés it’s a marvel they can all stay in business. But each is well-patronized by its own unique clientele that makes café hopping akin to a round-the-world trip without the need for a passport or different currency. But it’s not all la dolce vita sipping espressos and cappuccinos. Because demand for new development is growing, city staff are working on an official plan to ensure that future growth in Grandview-Woodland meets the needs of the community. The area has been the centre of many protests, including one demonstration three years ago against the upgrading of Grandview Park. In recent weeks, a house under construction on East First Avenue near Victoria Drive was the target of an arsonist while some businesses have been vandalized by so-called anarchists protesting gentrification of the area. Stay tuned.

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Members of the East Van Bike Polo Club play on the world’s first custom-built bike polo court, which measures 38 by 20 metres, in Grandview Park on Commercial Drive. Scan page with Layar for more photos. FIONA HUGHES Staff writer

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faint whiff of marijuana wafts through the air as dreadlocked men and women playing guitars, bongos and a flute provide a hippie soundtrack for an evening at Grandview Park on Commercial Drive. It’s a Thursday evening in late April but it feels like summer. The chatter of restaurant patrons can be heard through the open windows and on the patios along the café-laden strip that is the heart of the GrandviewWoodland neighbourhood. Owners of million-dollar fixer uppers and renters of basement suites pass each other on the street carrying their produce from places like Santa Barbara and Norman’s. Coffee shops are packed with their loyal and distinct clientele while scruffy, pierced men with their dogs panhandle at strategic spots along the street. Tucked at the back end of Grandview Park is the world’s first custom-built bike polo court, courtesy of the Vancouver Park Board. (Cost $90,000.) It’s home to the East Van

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Bike Polo (EVBP) Club, whose core members number 30 to 40. It’s here you’ll meet Weazy, Ken-Dog, Rory Bear, Twiggy and 50-year-old Boardz (a.k.a. Robbie Taylor), who says bike polo saved his life. “Are we ready to play, girls?” lobs a smiling Taylor at a couple of other male polo players already circling the court on their single-speed bikes. In 2008, a neighbour coerced Taylor to try the sport. “Oh, I don’t want to hurt myself,” recalls Taylor saying to his neighbour. “But he had a cool-looking polo bike so I tried it.” A former drug addict who lived on the streets for 15 years, Taylor immediately took to the sport and now plays alongside naturopathic doctors, urban planners, teachers and students. He’s at the court most weeknights and on Saturdays when crowds gather to watch the polo action. “There’s great camaraderie here and I come out as often as I can. One of the reasons I came to bike polo is because it’s very healthy… Before I didn’t want to live and now I live for bike polo. It has made me a better person in life.” Continued on next page

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Camaraderie keeps players heading to the court Curious observers can play and regulars are happy to lend their bikes and home-made mallets (old ski poles with plumbing tubing) to novices wanting to try the sport. It looks intimidating, but new players are given space and encouragement in this game of three on three. Just don’t try it on a road bike. Apparently “that’s f**king crazy.” “There’s one rule in pick-up,” explains player Shannon Frey, who got into the sport four years ago after tiring of watching her boyfriend play. “Don’t be a dick.” Other rules in the three-on-three game include like-on-like contact (body-on-body, bike-on-bike and mallet-on-mallet are allowed but no combination of those things), capping the bar-ends of handlebars, no foot downs (touching the ground) and no “T-boning” (essentially charging at a player blocking your way, hoping the blocking player will move to avoid bike damage or injury). Each game in East Van begins with “3- 2 -1-Kill.” Other cities start with “3-2-1-Go” or “3-2-1-Polo.” When veterans play each other it can get a bit rough. Frey, whose left arm and shoulder are covered in bruises and scabs, is taking a few days off from the sport after being nailed into the fence by another player. The approach for the seasoned players is “Play others as they play you.” As in hockey, checking is

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Shannon Frey and Robbie “Boardz” Taylor are core members of the East Van Bike Polo Club. legal. Frey typically wears a hockey cage, shin and knee pads and is now considering more protective wear for her upper body. The East Van club started seven years ago, with members first playing on tennis courts, but the history of bike polo is said to have started in Ireland in 1891 by retired cyclist Richard J. Mcready. Today’s players are much like Mcready — they like to cycle and they enjoy the outdoors. They also like their beer, in

this case “PBR” (Pabst Blue Ribbon.) In 2011, the EVBP team Crazy Canucks won the bike polo world championships in Geneva. Interest in the sport has spiked in the last few years with teams sprouting up around the world and players using their holiday time to travel to tournaments in the U.S. or Europe. They include Frey, who can take apart and reassemble her Hija de la Coneja bike in 30 minutes. (Sadly, Frey’s bike was stolen

recently but she’s hoping to ride a Fleet Velo Joust soon.) Frey also co-organizes the annual two-day Ladies Army tournament, which was recently held in Burnaby and attracted 81 women from around the world. She is intent on increasing the number of female players. “Bike polo is a skills game,” says the 29year-old geologist, “not a strengths game. It’s very intimidating for anyone, especially for women, but it’s the kind of game where women can be as good as men.” While the sport has exploded, its numbers remain fairly small if compared to other “independent” type sports like Ultimate frisbee , but the global bike polo community is a tight one. Taylor desperately needed dental work and new front teeth, but his paycheque as a painter wasn’t enough to cover the bill. Frey knew a way to help. She opened a PayPal account and messaged the global bike polo community about Taylor’s problem. It took a year, but players from around the world contributed $2,000 to pay for Taylor’s dental work. That supportive, positive atmosphere is a huge draw for Taylor and Frey, who admits that “bike polo has completely taken over my life, but in a good way.” fhughes@vancourier.com twitter.com/HughesFiona


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Number of unaffiliated vegetarian restaurants with nearly identical French names. The original Café Du Soleil set up shop in 1992 while the larger Café Deux Soleils down the street opened its doors a few years later. In kilometres, the distance between Grandview Highway and Venables Street, the stretch widely considered as “The Drive” despite the street continuing for several more blocks in both directions. Percentage of residents who are of aboriginal descent, according to the 2011 census, eight per cent higher than the city-wide average.

Number of nationalities represented in the name of the WISE Hall. Homesick U.K. residents first started the social club in 1957 and the acronym was chosen represent its predominantly Welsh, Irish, Scottish and English membership. Longstanding cost of the popular all-day breakfast special at Bon’s Off Broadway restaurant.

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Then (top): View of 1000 block of Commercial Drive in 1922.

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Then (top): Grandview Theatre, 1730 Commercial Dr. on July 22, 1930 photo courtesy: VPL Accession Number: 11049 Photographer/Studio: Frank, Leonard

Now (left): View of 1000 block Commercial Drive in May 2013.

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Not nearly as freaky or folky as he used to be, the former poster boy for San Francisco’s “freak folk” scene DEVANDRA BANHART performs at the Commodore May 26. He’s touring in support of his eighth studio album, Mala, which finds the shape-shifting musician dabbling in tropicalia, ’50s do-wop and chilled-out electronics. Tickets at Red Cat, High Life and all Ticketmaster outlets.

Offering an array of visual, applied and performing arts programming for young people with a mission of “inspiring kids for life through the arts,” ARTS UMBRELLA presents the SEASON FINALE of its ARTS UMBRELLA DANCE COMPANY May 24 and 25 at the Vancouver Playhouse. AUDC consists of more than 60 dancers, and its season finale, which is part of Arts Umbrella’s Expressions Festival 2013, will be the last chance to see many of the AUDC dancers who’ve accepted contracts with international companies. For tickets and more details, go to artsumbrella.com/audc.

Expect the booze to be flowing when Seattle’s self-described “greatest rock ‘n’ roll band in the world” THE SUPERSUCKERS, led by charming frontman Eddie Spaghetti, kick up some dust at the WISE Hall May 24, 8 p.m. Lydia Loveless and local boy Rich Hope & His Blue Rich Rangers open. Tickets at the WISE Hall Lounge, Red Cat, Zulu and ticketzone.com/ciaconcerts. More info at wisehall.ca. Vancouver’s 2013 YOUTH POETRY SLAM TEAM shows off its mad verbal skills May 27, 8 p.m. at Café Deux Soleil in anticipation of their August trip to Ottawa for the first annual Youth Can Slam National Youth Poetry Slam. This will also be the first youth (almost) anything goes “anarchy” slam where performing poets are asked to break one of the poetry slam rules, which may or may not include beret etiquette. Details at vancouverpoetryhouse.com.


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SAUSAGE PARTY: Natasha Jeremic, the ‘N’ of J, N & Z Deli on Commercial Drive,

has been working at her family’s homemade sausage and smoked meat shop since she was 11 years old. The fragrant, meat-a-rific store has been a favourite on the Drive since Natasha’s father, Savo, surprised the family and bought the business “as a hobby” 27 years ago. To watch a video on the meaty goings-ons at J, N & Z Deli, go to vancourier. com/entertainment or scan this page using the Layar app.

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Waldorf steeped in history BACKSTAGE PAST with Aaron Chapman

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hen the city granted heritage status to the Waldorf Hotel on May 15, it ended the latest chapter in the history of the 64-year-old hotel, perhaps opening the potential of a future one While the heritage assessment to city council prepared by James Burton of Birmingham and Wood Architects and Planners is primarily an architectural one, Burton notes the Waldorf’s “persistence as a hospitality venue over six decades since the Second World War” in Vancouver, and a “place to cultivate unique social scenes.” What’s missing from the report is the history not found in the heritage records or architectural blueprints but the story of Bob and Rick Mills. “We broke the records for draught beer sales in Western Canada for years at the Waldorf,” laughs 77-year-old Rick Mills whose father Bob opened the hotel in December 1948. Rick’s father already had some experience running B.C. hotels when the Waldorf opened Dec. 26, 1948. With Polynesian culture and Tiki imagery suddenly in popular with the ’50s cocktail culture set, the Waldorf added its famous Tiki Bar, with its legendary Leeteg black velvet paintings in 1955. Suddenly, there was a little piece of Tahiti in Rainville. In 1959, the younger Mills joined his father working at the hotel. “There used be a lot more houses in the east end so people could walk home after a night at the Waldorf. But our main business was the long-haul truckers who stayed at the hotel between hauls,” Mills recalls during a telephone interview with the Courier from his home in Las Vegas. “The lunches in the dining room were packed in the daytime with a lot of railway execs and lawyers from nearby offices. At night we were always busy with the crowds returning from the games at

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The Waldorf’s rich history goes further back than tiki torches and velvet paintings. Empire Stadium or the racetrack.” Despite a lifetime in the bar and hotel business and constantly changing faces of guests who check in and out, Mills retains an astounding memory for names and dates. Though there are few names he prefers to omit. “The rules were different then. There was a health inspector— I won’t mention his name — I used to give him a couple of tickets for Lions games, great seats, right in the eighth row on the 50 yard line. He’d let me know when he was going to make a surprise visit as a inspector,” he said. “Eventhepoliceweredifferent.Youknew them better, or you could do things with them better if you know what I mean. A couple of brothers called the Keen brothers that were major bookies out at the racetrack who began working out of the Waldorf. There was an old cop from the gambling squad set to retire in a few months — I won’t mention his name. He only worked in the mornings, so he came in every afternoon and we gave him free beer, but his presence kept the bookmakers out of there.” The Mills decided to sell the Waldorf by the end of 1970. “They built that Longshoreman Hall behind the Waldorf, and those guys weren’t as nice as the truckers. They had a 40-foot tractor-trailer in the back of the parking lot full of TVs and stereos they’d stolen off the docks that they were selling and they were fencing the stuff in the beer parlour. It was a good time

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to sell. The business had changed and it wasn’t so much of a family anymore.” With the terms of the sale, ownership changed that New Year’s Eve. Adding to the Waldorf legend, Bob Mills, on his way out to the balcony to look at the fireworks in Burrard Inlet, suffered a stroke and died at the moment that night the Waldorf changed hands. In many ways, the Waldorf Productions groupthatbreathedlifeintotheagingbuilding in the last three years, booking diverse music, art, film and food events, and whose eviction precipitated much of the recent Save the Waldorf campaign, was ahead of its time. And the condos that will tower over whatever becomes of the Waldorf may very well bring back a new set of patrons who live nearby like in the old days. The heritage status given to the Waldorf Hotel does put some limitation of the possibility of developing it. But the history of the Waldorf has shown that it will take people, more than a heritage designation, to write the next chapter of the building. “You have to create a clientele,” says Mills. “You have to hire people who are really good with the public. You need a home atmosphere… It doesn’t happen because of your location, I can tell you that.” aaron@aaronchapman.net For video and web content, scan page with

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As a kid growing up in East Vancouver, Vince Piccolo knew a fresh doughnut by the smell. He recalls being in elementary school: “Down the street on Commercial [Drive], all the kids would line up outside this doughnut factory. The great thing was, you smelled the fresh doughnuts.” Best known for heading up coffee roaster 49th Parallel, Piccolo went back to his East Van roots last June when he opened Lucky’s Doughnuts on Main Street. “I wanted it to smell like heaven when you walk in the door.” Beyond the smell, there’s a feast for your eyes: gnarled and knobbly French crullers, impeccably glazed orange honey pistachio rings, square PB&J doughnuts stuffed with housemade jam. But, says Piccolo, “I’m amazed that our classic old-fashioned by far the most popular. It’s the dipping doughnut.” Call it old-fashioned, or call it tradition. At Lee’s Donuts, Betty Ann and Alan Lee have been making doughnuts since August 1979. One of the original tenants of the Granville Island Public Market, the Lees left lives as civil servants, and opened their shop on a shoestring. “We built the whole thing from the ground up. We laid the floor ourselves, my grandmother and [me],” says Betty Ann. I’ve been known to make a pilgrimage to the Market just for a Lee’s jelly doughnuts. They’re the real deal: gently fried, fluffy and slightly yeasty, the outside sparkling with sugar, the inside bursting with scarlet jam. It seems my devotion isn’t uncommon. “Some of our customers are now in their 80s, and we’ve got their kids and grandkids still coming,” says Betty Ann. Over 34 years, little has changed. Their manager has been with them 25 years, their baker 27, and they still make their doughnuts by hand. Betty Ann says that the hot honey dip is still their most popular. “[But] we do have little specialty doughnuts... In

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Vince Piccolo holds up a piece of heaven at Lucky’s Doughnuts on Main Street.

October we do a pumpkin doughnuts and gingerbread, and we’ve done a green tea.” If it’s wacky flavours you’re after, then Cartems Donuterie is the place. Next to classic cinnamon-sugar doughnuts, you’ll find Earl Grey, Mexican mole, and bourbon-bacon. Cartems opened in February 2012 with a pop-up spot at the corner of Hastings and Carrall. “It happened way faster than we planned,” says Cash. “We couldn’t make the doughnuts fast enough.” But in a city riddled with cornerstore doughnuts, why would you pay $3 for one? “Number one: quality. You can taste the difference,” says Cash. He sources as locally and organically as possible, using Anita’s flour, Avalon dairy and Rabbit River eggs. For now, Cartems’ doughnuts are made daily at the Woodland Smokehouse on Commercial Drive and driven to their pop-up, but Cash is working on a new space near Pender and Richards that will have both retail and production space. He’s hoping to open the new location in a few months. Meanwhile, Piccolo is putting the finishing touches on the second location of Lucky’s Doughnuts/49th Parallel, at the corner of West Fourth Avenue and Yew in the old Kitsilano Coffee location. It seems that Vancouver’s doughnuts renaissance is just beginning. All this begs the question: is it doughnut or donut? Piccolo spells it doughnut; Lee and Cash opt for the latter. However you spell it, it’s delicious. twitter.com/eagranieyuh For more photos and web content, scan page with

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WALESMEN WIN CITY GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP Prince of Wales outshot the five-member team from Point Grey by three strokes to win the city golf championship May 16 at Point Grey Golf and Country Club. Counting their four best scores on the par-72 course, Prince of Wales finished the single-round tournament at a combined 307, Point Grey shot 310 for second and Kitsilano came third at 335. Walesman Jordan Yu shot the best round of the afternoon, finishing with a three-under par 69. The Grade 11 student was two strokes ahead of Point Grey’s Rachel Shi who shot a one-under 71. Shi, who graduates this year, signed to Columbia University and will play golf for the NCAA Div. I Lions. The Walesmen and Greyhounds qualify for the 41st annual AAA B.C. championships May 27 to 29 at Crown Isle in Courtenay, B.C. The Hounds finished second at provincials last year, improving on a fourth-place finish in 2011.

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Vancouver elementary school teacher and cyclist Michael Schratter is many things, and one of them is bipolar. Three years ago Schratter cycled around the globe, logging 40,000 kilometres across six continents and through 33 countries, in an effort to blow away the stigma of mental illness. He had 31 flat tires along the way and wrote a biweekly blog from the road called Ride Don’t Hide. On Wednesday, Schratter launched another 40,000 km campaign in partnership with the Canadian Mental Health Association and Shoppers Drug Mart. He is hoping 7,000 cyclists in 13 towns around B.C., including Vancouver, join him June 23 in support of mental health programs that specifically benefit women and their families. Cyclists and their sponsors can pledge their support. He wants to raise $400,000. To register or donate, visit ridedonthide.com. — Megan Stewart

t the Britannia Community Centre, Lee Turner is known as the Bionic Woman. But ask her and she’ll tell you where she draws her strength. Turner, 66, wrote me a few weeks ago after she read my May 10 column about spectators and the positive influence they have on runners, specifically, and racers, generally. She credited the many spectators who lined the 42.2- and 21.1-kilometre courses with carrying her across the finish line at her first Vancouver Half-Marathon in 2011. Of course, she was speaking figuratively. Turner ran herself across the finish line. “Kristina, your words simply astounded me. Everything you wrote was exactly how I felt,” she wrote. “I could not believe the crowds of spectators. Shoulder to shoulder, they were and yelling out my name. ‘You go Lee, you can make it.’ These fantastic people gave me renewed strength and determination to keep going.” She will never forget the cheers, the high-fives, the handshakes. “I have never felt more like a winner and also a celebrity as they were yelling out my name.” Spectators clapped and cheered her on by name. Turner couldn’t figure out how thousands of strangers knew who she was. “Then I realized that my name was on my race bib.” Turner was born in Tennessee and immigrated to Canada when she was 13. She is a runner who, at age 66 and despite all odds, continues to be active and enjoys hiking, deep water pool running, nordic pole walking, weighttraining and biking with the help of her unloader knee braces. Five years ago Turner developed osteoarthritis in both knees but it wasn’t until three years ago that she actually did something to ease the pain. Ben Speicher, who designed Terry Fox’s

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ing to run any more.” She is no stranger to pain. In addition to her osteoarthritis, she has twice survived breast cancer and participates in charity events to raise money for cancer research. For the past five years, Turner has captained her team at the Relay for Life Cancer Fundraiser at the Richmond Olympic Oval. Her team is called Lee’s Flaming Britannia Bruins. They’re “flaming” because Turner carried the torch at the 2010 Vancouver Games. The Bruins are Britannia’s mascot. When I asked her what inspired her to keep going, she replied, “In all honesty I love running. Nothing I have ever done has compared to the feeling I have running. I can get into that Zen state easily where I feel like I can run effortless forever.” Some may think Turner is misguided to push the limits of her body. But there are many, like me, who share Turner’s passion and can easily understand her desire to prolong this love for as long as possible, no matter the consequences. With her bionic braces and her habit of dressing up in costumes at events, Turner is hard to miss. So when you see her out training or pole walking in a race be sure to cheer her on. Kristina Bangma is a coach, personal trainer and writer with a love of riding and racing. Email questions to kristina@kitsenergy.com.


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Braking News: Hey, hey, Monkeemobile designer dies of the crackdown. Needless to say, Ferrari and Lamborghini executives are a bit steamed.

WEEKLY ROUNDUP OF AUTOMOTIVE NEWS, GOOD, BAD AND JUST PLAIN WEIRD

CAR CUSTOMIZER DEAN JEFFERIES PASSES AWAY

BRENDAN MCALEER Contributing writer

ITALY’S DISAPPEARING SUPERCARS You’d think that the home of Ferrari and Lamborghini would be filled with exotic metal, prancing stallions jostling rampant bulls for space in day-to-day traffic — the daily commute like a car-show in motion. You’d be wrong. In fact, even as the makers of supercars expand their worldwide sales, at-home ownership of supercars is at an all-time low and circling the drain. In 2010, Lambo sold 96 cars in its home market. 2011 saw 72 scissor-doored machines leave Italian showrooms, and in 2012, just 60 cars. By comparison, total world sales have nearly doubled. So what gives? The problem isn’t speed-limits, snarled

Dean Jefferies, the man who designed the Monkeemobile, the ‘33 Ford on the cover of The Beach Boys’ Little Deuce Coupe album and the paintwork on James Dean’s doomed Porsche 550 Spyder, passed away earlier this month. traffic, or expensive fuel prices — it’s the carabinieri. The Italian police, tired of taxdodging high-rollers, have started pulling over every supercar they see and checking their tax declarations. Claiming you only cleared the equivalent of $50K last year? Then kindly ex-

plain this half-million-dollar Ferrari, sir. Oops. Aside from the obvious Robin Hood PRfriendly angle, tax evasion is a real problem for Italy’s government as it struggles to fund social programs — the overall public response has been largely in favour

When the music played and the four actors/musicians took to 1960s TV screens, the refrain was always the same: “Hey hey, we’re the Monkees, and people say we monkey around.” Then the four would drive off somewhere in an outlandish red hot-rod. Today we mark the passing of a man who was a master of monkeying around with the automobile. Not only did Dean Jefferies design the Monkeemobile and put the first coat of paint on the very first Shelby Cobra, he’s also the guy behind the ’32 Ford on the cover of the Beach Boys’ Little Deuce Coupe album. He also did some paintwork on James Dean’s doomed Porsche 550 Spyder. A contemporary of well-know Batmobile builder George Barris, Jefferies was also a skilled stunt driver and had film credits for The Blues Brothers and Die Hard With A Vengeance. He was right at the centre of American car culture through the golden years of the automobile, and he will be missed. Continued next page

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BMW I3 ELECTRIC CAR TO COST AROUND $40K Once a manufacturer you could count on to put driving feel above all else, BMW has been steadily repositioning itself as a champion of futuristic efficiency solutions. Remember the wild-looking Bimmer from the last Mission Impossible flick? Stuff like that. Those of us who remember the blueand-white roundels purist-pleasing past aren’t going to be especially thrilled about their upcoming electro-pod, but fans of saving fuel surely will be. The plug-in machine will also be available with a rangeextending gasoline engine sourced from the BMW motorcycle division. Official pricing is not completely released, but the rumour is somewhere around the $40K range is likely, perhaps slightly more to Canadian consumers. That’s about the same price as a Nissan Leaf, and you have to wonder whether BMW’s ownership of MINI will combine to make the car a sort of plug-in hot-hatchback. One can only hope.

GM PRESIDENT WANTS A CHEVY-BADGED FRS General Motors head honcho Mark Reuss

wants “a really nice, light, rear-drive car that’s inexpensive.” Who doesn’t? Wait, turns out he wants a car like that to join the Chevrolet lineup. Sir, first you had my curiosity, but now you have my attention. Of course, while everyone in their mid20s hears “inexpensive, light, rear-drive Chevy” and thinks “mini-Camaro”, everyone in their mid-50s thinks “Chevette.” And not in a good way. Still, that was old GM, and this is a new, more globally-focussed company that has good product on the ground, and a strong sportscar heritage. Could they make a viable successor to the Miata or Toyobaru? Well, the Pontiac Solstice was fairly okay if you sourced it with the turbo engine. What’s more, base the machine on a cutdown version of the chassis under-pinning the Cadillac ATS, and there might just be something there. Of course, this is all American ApplePie-in-the-sky at this point. Even so, with the Camaro and Mustang fully-fledged muscle-cars, perhaps a new breed of owners would take to a smaller Pony car. Watch this space for all the week’s best and worst of automotive news, or submit your own auto oddities to brakingnews@ gmail.com. Follow Brendan on Twitter at @brendan_mcaleer.

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GARAGE SALES

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 1950 West 33rd, Estate Sale Saturday May 25, 9 AM - 1 PM Everything must go! One day only! Furniture, old tools, pottery, kitchen stuff, knick-knacks, books...etc. Tons of stuff!

445 SW Marine Drive, Sat.May 25, 10 AM - 2 PM, Townhouse Complex Garage Sale and Party! New & Used Items - Large and Small. Household items, sporting goods and bikes, toys, books, CDs, jewelry + much, much more... and the best homemade double-chocolate cookies. Rain or Shine.

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EAST of Oakridge

Multi Condo Sale Rain or shine! (in parkade if raining) 383 EAST 37TH AVE. Sat May 25th, 10 am - 2 pm Tons of good stuff!! FLEA MARKET Saturday, May 25, 9:30am - 2:30pm

TABLES: $25 To order: 604-274-9804, 604-271-1131 UKRAINIAN CATHOLIC CENTER, 3150 Ash St. Vancouver

WALK for Arthritis Bake & Yard Sale Saturday June 1, 10 AM - 3 PM, Home-baked goodies for people & dogs, household items, clothes, books, CDs, jewellery, a raffle & more. Look for the Arthritis Society banner. Corner of Heather & W. 14th Ave. Near VGH. Rain or Shine. Vancouver 10TH ANNUAL BLENHEIM ST BAZAAR Worlds Longest Yard Sale Sat. May 25th, 10am - 2pm 30 plus households on Blenheim St from West 16th to SW Marine Drive. Look for the yellow balloons!

AUCTION CALENDAR

PUBLIC AUCTION:

June 22nd - 9 AM 6780 Glover Rd., Langley B.C. 80-100 CARS, LIGHT TRUCKS & RV’s Industrial, Construction, Forklifts, Farm & Turf Equip., Fleet Trucks & Trailers, Lumber, Boats, Tools

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

ON-SITE AUCTION

SATURDAY, JUNE 1ST @ 11:00 AM

Remaining Assets of: Precision Sound Corporation (As Sold To 0966184 BC LTD.)

Auction Location: Unit #1 -19272 – 96th. Ave. Surrey, B.C. Viewing Times: Friday, May 31st. – 10:00 am – 4:00 pm & Wednesday, June 1st. - 9:00 am ’Til Auction Time

It should be noted that this amendment application is at a preliminary stage and has not gone to the Solid Waste Manager for his consideration. Therefore, aspects of the proposal may change as the application proceeds through the review process. This Notice is published pursuant to the Greater Vancouver Sewerage and Drainage District Municipal Solid Waste and Recyclable Material Regulatory Bylaw 181 as amended. A person who may be adversely affected by the granting or amending of the Licence described in this notice may, within 30 days of its publication, notify Metro Vancouver’s Solid Waste Manager in writing stating how that person is affected. The Solid Waste Manager may take into consideration any information received after 30 days only if the Solid Waste Manager has not made a decision on the Licence. Please note that submissions in response to this notice may be made available to the public as part of the public record, subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Metro Vancouver Attention: Ray Robb, Solid Waste Manager 4330 Kingsway, Burnaby B. C. V5H 4G8

SOUNDCRAFT K2 32x8x2 MIXING CONSOLE IN CASE, KAESER SMII COMPRESSOR W/AIR DRYER & TANK, SPEAKER SYSTEMS, AMPS, MIXING BOARDS, WIRELESS MICROPHONE SYSTEMS, DIGITAL CAMERAS, PA SYSTEMS, IPOD BOOM BOXES, PROJECTORS, MIC & ELECTRICAL CABLES, 2 DAMARK SHRINK WRAP MACHINES, 4 REDCAT SPEAKER SYSTEMS, PODIUM STANDS, PROJECTION SCREENS, EAW FRONT OF ROOM SPEAKER SYSTEM COMPLETE W/BASE BOXES, FULL EAW RANGE TOPS & SPEAKER CABINETS, DBX FS900 STEREO, TOA 310D DIGITAL DELAY SYSTEM, FLOOD LIGHTS, AUDIO CARRYING CASES, YALE FORKLIFT & MORE...

OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC – EVERYONE IS WELCOME

Phone: (604) 432-6200 Fax: (604) 436-6707 Email: regulationenforcement@metrovancouver.org

Sell it in the Classifieds!

604

630.3300

For more details & photos visit: www.lovesauctions.com

LOVE’S AUCTIONEERS & APPRAISERS LTD. PHONE: 604-244-9350 or 604-250-4667


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THE VANCOUVER COURIER FRIDAY, MAY 24, 2013

REAL ESTATE cont. from previous page

6008

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-30

Houses - Sale

6020-14

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

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

Houses - Sale

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

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

6020-34

Carpentry

6040

Okanagan/ Interior

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

Surrey

6050

8068

Demolition

DEMOLITION

Excavating - Drain Tile Old garage, carport, house, pool, break concrete & removal. Fully insured • WCB

604-716-8528

Since 1989

RENOS • REPAIRS 9129 Shaughnessy St., Van.

732-8453

8055

Cleaning

Out Of Town Property

1339 E. 41st Ave. 1670sf, 33x97 lot. Updated windows, floor, baths & kitchen appl. Sold As-Is. Open Sat. 2-4. Phil Heng, Royal Pacific. $609,000. 604-808-3339

Chilliwack

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

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

Condos/ Townhouses

Real Estate Investment

8073

Drainage

RNC DRAINAGE

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

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

8075

GUILDFORD MAGNIFICENT 4952sf 10br 6.5ba back on creek, main floor master br, $729K 604-581-5541 see: uSELLaHOME.com id5506

6065

Recreation Property

S. Surrey/ White Rock

COMPLETELY UPDATED approx 2000 sf, 4 BR, 3 full bth, central loc, RV prkg, nr schools,

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

shops & bus. $795,000. 778-233-5500

HATZIC LAKE 1 hr drive from Vanc, 2 vacant lots 1 is lakefront $65K is for both 604-302-3527 see uSELLaHOME.com id5588 LANGLEY NR town fully reno’d 2474sf home on 5ac ppty, bsmt suite $1,150,000 604-825-3966 see uSELLaHOME.com id5582

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6008

OPEN HOUSE SUN., 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

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

Condos/ Townhouses

W.End/Down/Yaletown

'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

ENVIRO MAID INSURED and BONDED. Residential. Exc.refs. Free est. $25/hr. 604-685-1344 enviromaid.net TWO LITTLE LADIES. For all your cleaning needs. Lic’d & Insured. Call 778-395-6671

8060

Concrete

CONCRETE SPECIALIST

Drywall

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

6075

Sunshine Coast

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

Electrical

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

Contact us today for a free estimate.

Max: 604-341-6059 Licensed & Bonded

Lic. 22308

604-253-0049

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

ALL YOUR electrical & reno needs. Lic’d electrician #37940. Insured, bonded & WCB. Free est Reasonable rates 604-842-5276 ALP ELECTRIC #89724 Low price, big/small jobs, free est Satisfaction guar 604-765-3329 YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guar’d. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

RENTALS 6505

Apartments & Condos

6508

Apt/Condos

2BDRM/1BTH 15TH AVE & Glen Drive Main floor suite. Character house. Large deck & back yard. No alley. Shared laundry, internet and cable included. Avail. June 1. N/P. $1,650 monthly + utilities. Email: hugh@house.org

6508

Apt/Condos

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

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

8087

Excavating

# 1 YARD DRAINAGE, STONE WORK & HOUSE DEMOLITION

By hand, Paving, landscaping, stump / rock / cement / oil tank & dirt removal, paver stones, Jackhammer, Water / sewer line / sumps. Slinger avail. 24 hrs Call 341-4446 or 254-6865 Concrete ★ driveway, drainage, sidewalk, pavers, excavation, retaining walls, landscape, backhoe & bobcat services 604-833-2103 Excavating - Drain Tile Demolitions. Fully insured • WCB 604-716-8528

8090

Fencing/Gates

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

8105

Flooring/ Refinishing

Hardwood Floor Refinishing Repairs & Staining Installation Free Estimates

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

HENRY’S

HARDWOOD FLOOR SERVICES Sanding & Refinishing Installation Quality Workmanship Free Estimates Fully Licensed & Insured

604-771-8885

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

Artistry of Hardwood Floors

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

#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.

8120

Glass Mirrors

Commercial/Residential

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

Tel: 604-603-9655

8125

Gutters

AT YOUR HOME GUTTER SERVICES

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

atyourhomeservicesgroup.ca A1 Steve’s Gutter Cleaning & Repair from $98. Gutters vacuumed/hand clean. 604-524-0667 Gutter & window cleaning, power washing. Prompt, professional. 30 yrs exp. Simon 604-230-0627

TROY TEATHER GUTTERS 15% OFF - 604-722-1105 Waters Home Maintenance Gutter Cleaning, repairs, windows Free estimate 604-738-6606 DIRTY WINDOWS? DIRTY GUTTERS? Black Bear Window Cleaning does windows, gutters & siding. Insured & Guaranteed. Commercial & Residential. Call: 778 892-2327

8130

Handyperson

Since 1989

RENOS • REPAIRS 9129 Shaughnessy St., Van.

732-8453

DUSTTIN’S HANDYMAN Service All jobs Large and Small. Competitive Rates 604-562-5711

CELTIC HARDWOOD FLOORS Installations & refinishing. Quality work. Reas Rates. 604-293-0057 Golden Hardwood & Laminate & Tiles. Prof install, refinishing, sanding & repairs. 778-858-7263 INSTALLATION REFINISHING, Sanding. Free est, great prices. Satisfaction guar. 604-518-7508

6508

Apt/Condos

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

LANGARA GARDENS

AMBER LODGE

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

Since 1989

RENOS • REPAIRS 9129 Shaughnessy St., Van.

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

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

Electrical

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

Factory Direct Cedar Fence Panel for Sale & Installation

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

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

8080

S&S LANDSCAPING & FENCING

Sidewalk, Driveway, Patio Exposed Aggregate, remove & replacing

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

Lots & Acreage

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

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

6030 AGASSIZ NEW 2350sf 3br 2.5 Bath, high end finishing, huge master $349,000 604-729-0186 see uSELLaHOME.com id5603

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

6052

6020-46

6008-40

8030

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

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

Appliance Repairs

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

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

6020-01

8015

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

Langley/ Aldergrove

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

6008

Mobile Homes

For Sale by Owner

6015

6020

6035

Surrey

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

6008-42

6020

HOME SERVICES

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

6540

Houses - Rent

1BDRM/1BTH 3296 Turner St., Vancouver, B.C. No smoking. Women only. $650 monthly. Call: (778) 999-1601 or email: francolucia@shaw.ca

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

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)

33090 E43AVE, 4 bdrm, 2.5 bath, h/w flr, two garage, 2175sf, lease, n/pet, n/s, $2800, NOW. Eric 604-723-7368 (Royal Pacific Realty)

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

2 BR DUNBAR Garden lvl. ste, 5 appl, nr bus rte, UBC, shops. N/S N/P $1275. Immed 604 671-1664 Brand New 1 BR bsmt, quiet W33rd/Elm, 4 appls, ns/np, avail Now, $1200 incl utils, suits 1, nr bus rte to UBC, 604-728-7859


HOME SERVICES 8140

Heating

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

8155

Landscaping

8160

Lawn & Garden

8195

JAPANESE GARDENER Landscape & maintenance, clean-ups, trimming. Reas, free est, 25 yrs exp 604-986-8126

JUST LAWNCUTS

Cameron 604-709-6230 LAWNS CUT - Mowing, trimming & small pruning jobs. Free ests. Call Andrew 604-708-1152

Call for a Free Estimate

Ny Ton Gardening Trimming, Shrubs, Pruning, Yard Cleanup, 604-782-5288

New Lawn Installation Turf • Seed • Artificial Excavation Drainage • Pavers

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 •

8185

www.jimsmowing.ca

THE REAL DEAL 3 Rooms $250

Exterior Special on NOW

Give us a Call We’re Tough to Beat

Free Estimates

604-771-7052

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

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

604-681-0222

www.affordablemoversbc.com

604-737-0170

Certified • Insured • WCB

DUNBAR LAWN & GARDENS Free Estimates

604-266-1681

WCB • FULLY INSURED

EST. 41 YEARS

HEDGE SHRUB TREE & STUMP REMOVAL FREE ESTIMATE INSURED

224-3669

D&M PAINTING

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

604-724-3832

604-505-1386 604-505-9166

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

604-723-2468; Tran the Gardener. Lawns, cutting, weeding, trimming, cleanups. Reliable. 604-723-2468 ENGLISH LAWNS, new lawn installs, replace old, drainage, landscaping, pavers, etc. Any size job. Nick, 604-929-7732

Fully Insured 20 yrs. exp. • Free Est. Call 604INTERIOR

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

& EXTERIOR SPECIALS 10% OFF

Oil Tank Removal

Painting Ltd.

DIY CONSULTANT No job too small • est. 1973

BBB Rating A+ • Free Estimate

604-733-2865

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8220

HILLCREST PLUMBING AND HEATING OFFER

Hillcrest Plumbing & Heating Offer Expires September 30, 2011

604-879-1415 (Vancouver, BC) 604-596-1077 (Surrey, BC) or OR 604-244-0220 (Richmond,BC) BC) 604-879-1415 (Vancouver,

CLIP ‘N SAVE! Vancouver 604-879-1415 Richmond 604-244-0220 www.hillcrestplumbing.com

Plumbing

HOME SERVICES 8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

AT YOUR HOME SERVICES GROUP

Free Estimates!

10% Off with this Ad! For all your plumbing, heating & reno needs. Lic Gas Fitter, Aman. 778-895-2005 ★ 3 Licensed Plumbers ★ 66 years of exp. 604-830-6617 www.oceansidemechanical.com Actual Plumbing & Heating, Boilers, Furnaces, Tankless, Hotwater tanks, 24/7, Seniors Disc. Lic. BBB, 604-874-4808

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

MILANO PAINTING & RENOS Int/Ext. Free Est. Written Guar. Prof & Insured. 604 551-6510 RONALDO PAINTING (1981) Master in Quality , fully insured, Free estimate, 778-881-6478

★ STAFFORD & SON ★ Interior/Exterior. Top quality work. Reas. rates. BBB, 604-221-4900 THOMAS Painting. Int & ext, new construction. Good prices, 18+ yrs exp. Thomas 604-724-8648

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

WCB – Fully Insured 100% Money Back Guarantee

604-340-7189 * Expires in 30 days

Power Washing

POWER WASHING GUTTER & WINDOW CLEANING Prompt Professional Service 30 years experience

Simon 604-230-0627

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

Call Ken 604-716-7468

TOTAL HOME A RENOVATIONS Since 1983

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

Bill 604-298-1222 www.chrisdalehomes.com

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

www.RenoRite.com

Save Your Dollars

✓ RenoRite 604 451 0225

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

MOZAIK MOZAIK HANDYMAN HANDYMAN SERVICES SERVICES LTD.

• Painting • Electrical • Plumbing • Tiling • Carpentry Carpeting

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

Renovations & Home Improvement

D & M RENOVATIONS, Flooring, tiling, finishing. Fully Insured. Top quality, quick work 604-724-3832 High United Construction New build, renos, drywall, tile, stucco, plumbing, patio cover. Big/small. Randy 604-250-1385 ★RENOVATIONS - Over 25 yrs exp. Drywall, Painting, Kitchen, Bath, Tenant Improvement that meets code. Call 604-722-4411

8250

Roofing

AT YOUR HOME ROOFING SERVICES

No More HST! BOOK NOW! • Roofing & Roof Repairs • Duroid, Cedar, Torch-on • Moss Control, Removal & Prevention • Gutter Installation, Cleaning & Repairs

WCB – Fully Insured 100% Money Back Guarantee

604-340-7189 ACCREDITED BUSINESS

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CEDARWORKS

SUNDECKS FENCES • STAIRS

30 years exp.

731-7709

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

ROOFING/ RE-ROOFING Leak Repairs & Chimney Repairs

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

Since 1989

Over 40 Years in Business SPECIALIZING IN CEDAR, FIBERGLASS LAMINATES AND TORCH ON.

WE CAN FIX IT •Interior / Exterior •New Construction/ Renovations/ Additions Drywall • Plumbing Electrical • Foundations/ Framing • Flooring • Lic. & Insured • Free Estimates Call 604-220-7422

drytech.ca

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

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8240

Bath Kitchen Suites & More

604-318-4390

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

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Marty’s

FLECK CONTRACTING LTD.

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

FAIRWAY PAINTING

★ 604-652-1660 ★

Serving West Side since 1987

Includes the Installation of PVC Piping, Catch Basins and Sumps

drains, foundations, walls, membranes 604-618-2304/ 820-2187

8225

Low Budget Moving.com

Off: 604-266-2120 Cell: 604-290-8592

Save $100 on Perimeter Drainage Replacement

Garage Apron / Speed Bump / Pot Hole Commercial & Residential

LARTERS PLUMBING. Bradford & White h/w tank, 50 g. elec. $725 & 40 g. gas $850 604-984-7814

Local & long distance Call 604-720-0931 brothersmovingservice.com

For Free Estimates Call

Have Your Perimeter Drainage Flushed of Dirt and Debris Before Back Ups Occur

Insured/WCB

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

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

Save $25 on Your Next Hydro Flush Service

Driveway, Walkway & Parking Lot

778-997-9582

604-708-8850

8193

ASPHALT PAVING

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

rakesandladders.com HEDGING GARDENING CLEAN-UPS PRUNING

8205

Hydro Flushing • Perimeter Drainage Field/Yard Drainage • Sumps/Catch Basins Foundation Crack Repairs • Compact Excavator Services VALUABLE COUPON! VALUABLE COUPON

Paving/Seal Coating

Quality Work You Can Trust!

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

1 to 3 men from $40

www.PatioCoverVancouver.com

ALLQUEST PAINTING

B&Y MOVING

TCP MOVING

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

ALLEN ASPHALT concrete, brick,

Experienced Movers ~ 2 Men $55 ~

LAWNS • GARDENS • TREES • SHRUBS EST.1994

604.254.1760

604-618-2949

45

604-537-4140

www.rjrrenovator.com www.rjrconstruction.ca

Call 604-600-2747

1, 3, 5, 7 or 10 Ton $ From Licenced & Insured Local & Long Distance

Renovations & Custom Homes

★TUFFDECK.CA★

1 to 3 Men

We accept Visa, Mastercard & Interac

RENOVATIONS & CUSTOM HOMES

Patios/Decks/ Railings

Water Proofing, Railings & Gates

AFFORDABLE MOVING

Seniors Discount

BOOK A JOB AT

778.881.6096

SENIOR EXP’D GARDENER Pruning, Trimming, Landscaping 604-354-8382 or 604-879-6019

FREE ESTIMATES

310-JIMS (5467)

QUALITY WORK. DONE RIGHT.

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

Moving & Storage

8200

PAINTING

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

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CALL THE EXPERTS

AAA PRECISION

JIM’S MOWING 604-310-JIMS (5467) www.jimsmowing.ca

Need a Great New Lawn?

Painting/ Wallpaper

FRIDAY, MAY 24, 2013 THE VANCOUVER COURIER

Bros. Roofing Ltd. RENOS • REPAIRS 9129 Shaughnessy St., Van.

732-8453

ALLQUEST PAINTING Quality Work You Can Trust! 778 997-9582 A-MAX & SONS General Contracting/Renovations Lic. & Insured. Call 604-341-6059 ★ COMPLETE RENOS ★ If you need a helping hand call Frank the Handyman! 604-327-8070 C 604-802-3109 CONCRETE FORMING & framing crew specialist available 604-218-3064

Liability Insurance, WCB, BBB, Free Estimates

604-946-4333

TROY TEATHER ROOFING 604-722-1105

15% OFF TODAY!

604-722-1105

10% DISCOUNT. MG Roofing & Siding. WCB. Re-Roofing, New Roof, Gutters. 604-812-9721

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HOME SERVICES Roofing

cont. from previous page

8250

Roofing

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

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

AMBLESIDE ROOFING

8250

8255

Roofing

Rubbish Removal

bradsjunkremoval.com Canam Roofing 778-881-1417 Residential roofing, new, reroofing & repairs. Peace of mind warranty. www.canamroofing.ca ★ MCNABB ROOFING ★ ALL TYPES OF ROOFING 40 years exp. Call 604-839-7881 MCR Mastercraft Roofing Right the 1st time! Repairs, reroofing, garage, decks. Hart 322-5517 Samra Bros. Roofing Ltd. 40 yrs+ Cedar / Fiberglass / Torch On Free Estimates. 604-946-4333

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

Need help with your Home Renovation?

BCROOFER.CA ROOF |GUTTER |SUNDECK TEL: 604-240-1850

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20 YARD BINS AVAILABLE NOW ! WE LOAD OR YOU LOAD

“Haul Anything ... but Dead Bodies”

Collectibles & Classics

9125

8255

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

Rubbish Removal

Student Works

Disposal & Recycling Trips start at

$49

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

604-220•JUNK(5865)

604-RUBBISH

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782-2474

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Free Est’s • Large or Small Jobs

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

9129

Domestic

Rubbish Removal

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

8300

Stucco/Siding/ Exterior

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

bradsjunkremoval.com

10% OFF WITH THIS AD www.604rubbish.com

8255

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

John 778-288-8009

604.220.JUNK (5865)

9125

Domestic

Rubbish Removal

Serving the Lower Mainland since 1988

AUTOMOTIVE 9110

8255

Luxury Cars

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

9155

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

8309

Tiling

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

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

9160

Sports & Imports

8315

Tree Services

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

8335

Window Cleaning

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

@

place ads online @

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Sports & Imports

9160

1963 FORD FALCON Futura, auto, 2 door hardtop, all original, collector plates, $7500 obo. Call 604-874-4397

9125

Domestic 2005 PONTIAC Sunfire SE, 99 kms!

2008 FORD FOCUS SES, fully loaded, a/c, 28K, white, auto, 4 door, owner, exc condition, $12,500 obo, call 604-435-7265

ac/windows, warr $4,350 D10578. 604-727-3111 Auto Depot, NVan.

local, small V8; 1-yr Warr incl Sale $8888. Compare! #10578 Auto Depot 604-727-3111 NVan

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

2002 KIA Rio Wagon; 4cyl 5-sp &

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

54kms! As New! Luxury @ its Finest! Local & Loaded! Don’t miss this! D10578Auto Depot604-727-3111

2008 Ford EDGE Limited AWD

2011 Lexus IS350c V6 Better than

local; V6; 50kms! 1 yr Warr incl d $22,888. Pano-roof; luxury Lease or Buy? #10578 Auto Depot 604-727-3111 1397 Welch NVan

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

2013 FORD Flex AWD Limited

Place your ad online:

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7-pass 16 km, loaded! $35,500. Lease/Buy! 20' wheels; Full Warr! D10578. 604-727-3111 Auto Depot, 1397 Welch NVan.

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

9173

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

2002 LINCOLN Town Car, 'L'

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

1997 Infiniti Q45t luxury; 112km !

9145

Scrap Car Removal

2003 Passat Wagon ’GLS’ 4-cyl 2005 FORD Escape XLT 1yr warr, alloys, sale $7,750 fold flat seats, #10578 Auto Depot 64-727-31111397 Welch NVan

5-spd, local VW Serviced! $6880. 1yr Warr, lthr & roof rack! D10578. 604-727-3111 Auto Depot, NVan.

1997 EURO Van Camper or

Westfalia Week-Ender for $8880. Travel Van or $18,888. Winnebago V6 Camper Van? Warr incl! D10578. 604-727-3111 Auto Depot, 1397 Welch NVan.

FREE

DOWNTOWN

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

VANCOUVER

MIKE: 604-872-0109

Vans

No Wheels, No Problem

CASH FOR ALL COMPLETE CARS OPEN 24 HRS. INCLUDING HOLIDAYS

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HUGE FLEET SALE! 25 TO CHOO FROMSE

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2005 NISSAN Sentra SE, Sporty, 1 2005 Volvo XC90 T6 AWD Luxury

SUV 6-cyl; Watch DVD movies, safe AWD travel Low km ! & 1 Yr Warr $11,888. #10578 Auto Depot 604-727-3111

95 CHEV BLAZER LT

THE SCRAPPER SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL

owner, low kms, best buy! $6,850. D10578. 604-727-3111 Auto Depot, 1397 Welch NVan.

2006 Mitsubishi Lancer ES No accident, Factory Warranty, 101 K, Exc condition, CD, automatic, $5,450. 604-875-6052 marco@provisa.ca Great Deal!

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 2H

9155

E

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

Black with leather interior. Fully loaded, aircared, excellent condition.

Asking $2250 obo 604-467-8914

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

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

9515

Boats

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

after 7pm

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

$4,995 $5,395 $5,995 $89.00 $99.00 2006 2007 2007 2006 2007 OLD COBALT COBALT COBALT COBALT S COBALT OUT *

90,000kms plus 6 to choose from

80-90 kms 5 to choose from

60-80 kms 9 to choose from

40-50 kms 3 to choose from

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

9160

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

9522 or 3.8L per100kms! $6950. with 1-yr warr incl! Sale D10578. 604-727-3111 Auto Depot, NVan.

1979 FORD M/H, 23 ft, cozy, bunk beds, fully equipped, low k, hi way usage, $5,500. 778-737-3890 2001 Yukon 'XL' 7-pass 4x4, small V8, Tow & Go! lthr 1-owner! $5880. incl 1Yr Warr All options! $4,850 D10578 Auto Depot, 604-727-3111

One call does it all!

2001 SUBARU AWD Outback LTD Wagon, lthr, dual sunroofs; alloys; 1yr Warr , $7850. Lux/#10578. 604-727-3111 Auto Depot, NVan.

2008 LEXUS AWD IS250 Navi, 110 *$89 bi-weekly financing based on 9.9% for 48 months, total paid $9,256 / $99 bi-weekly financing based on 9.9% for 48 months, total paid $10,296.

RV’s/Trailers

2006 Smart 'DIESEL' auto 74MPG

*

Under 40,000kms Last one!

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

Sports & Imports

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

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THE VANCOUVER COURIER FRIDAY, MAY 24, 2013

WEEKLY SPECIALS 100% BC Owned and Operated Prices Effective May 23 to May 29, 2013.

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

Grocery Department

Meat Department

Dairyland Plus Lactose Free Milk

assorted varieties

skim, 1 or 2%

4.29

SAVE

12%

29%

19.99

product of Canada

650g product of Canada

SAVE

28%

2/3.00

Nature’s Path Frozen Organic Waffles

37%

from 2.49 SAVE 227-300g

210g product of Canada

39-48%

Bakery Department

1.00 off

Jyoti Canned Indian Meals

WOW! regular retail PRICING price 300-600g

assorted varieties

assorted varieties

SAVE

3/6.99

284-425g % product of USA

35-40

1.5L product of Canada

Uncle Luke’s Maple Syrup

Late July Organic Tortilla Chips assorted varieties

1L jug • product of Canada

Whistler Glacial Spring Water 1L +deposit +eco fee

product of Canada

2/6.00

156-170g • product of USA

Cascades Extreme Paper Towels

2.59

2 pack product of Canada

Organic Wholewheat or Flax Bread

1.00 off regular retail price 530g

Rice Bakery

Rice Nut and Honey Breakfast Bread 150g or Banana Chocolate Chip Muffin 3 pack

WOW!

PRICING

3 per bag product of USA

PRICING

Bulk Department Organic Popcorn bags or bins

20% off regular retail price

Health Care Department

Mini or Regular Hearty Raisin Bran or Oatmeal Blueberry Lemon Muffins

product of Bolivia

medium

4/5.00

4.39/100g

reg 5.39

assorted varieties

36% 6.99

17.99

Tre Stelle Grana Padano Cheese Wedge

GoGo Quinoa Pasta

2/6.00

Eco Max 2X HE Liquid Laundry Detergent

SAVE

regular retail price

355ml or 4 pack +deposit +eco fee product of USA

40%

assorted varieties

SAVE

.50 off

4/5.00

product of Canada

2.98

WOW!

regular retail price

from

SAVE

50g product of Canada

1.00 off half

assorted varieties

.98lb/ 2.16kg

Organic California Grown Romaine Hearts

whole

200-250g product of Ecuador

Boylan Sodas

Rebar Organic Energy Bars assorted varieties

PRICING

Roasted Specialty Chickens

2/7.00

40%

WOW!

Deli Department

assorted varieties

SAVE

PRICING

4.99lb/ 11.00kg

Kiwa Vegetable Chips

3/9.99

1.48lb/ 3.26kg

WOW!

B.C Grown Red on the Vine Tomatoes

value pack

235ml product of Canada

35%

Organic California Grown Broccoli

product of USA

2.69

SAVE

4.99lb/ 11.00kg

Spring Creek Lean Ground Beef

assorted varieties

1.8kg

assorted varieties

17%

PRICING

Tree of Life Organic Spreads

Danone Activia Yogurt

SAVE

WOW!

946ml +deposit +eco fee product of Canada

34%

Edelweiss Premium Granola

SAVE

2/7.00

SAVE

2L product of Canada

Produce Department

Whole Organic Chickens

Happy Planet Fresh Fruit Smoothies

2.00 off regular

Bio-K Plus Probiotic Calcium

WOW!

PRICING

18.99

6/98g

Bio-K+ probiotic products help to strengthen your natural defenses and maintain a healthy intestinal flora.

Genuine Health greens+ daily detox

52.99

414g

For safe and effective full-body cleansing, consider greens+ daily detox. Containing a full serving of the nutrient and antioxidant-rich greens+.

Carlsons Lemon Fish Oil

18.99

200ml

Fish provides the important polyunsaturated omega 3's, EPA and DHA, which aid our well being by promoting cardiovascular health.

retail price

WOW!

PRICING

Seminars & Events: At Choices Floral Shop and Annex 2615 W 16th Ave., Vancouver. Tuesday, May 28, 6:30-9:30pm.

Girls with Fish: Cooking Demo and Dinner with Chef Karen Barnaby, Mark Anthony Wines and Ocean Wise. Cost $70 with partial proceeds to Ocean Wise. Prepayment is required. Register online or in person at the W 16th location.

Look for our

WOW!

Thursday, May 30, 6:30-8:30pm.

Gluten-Free Gets Easier: Cooking Demo and Tastings with Sheila Fetter and Nicole Fetterly, RDs. Cost $30 (includes copy of the Gluten-Free Food Guide, 2nd Edition). Register online or call 604-736-0009. 2010, 2013 Awards. Your loyalty has helped Choices achieve these awards. Thank you!

PRICING

Find us on Facebook: facebook.com/ChoicesMarkets Best Organic Produce

Best Grocery Store

Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/ChoicesMarkets

2010-2012

www.choicesmarkets.com Kitsilano

Cambie

Kerrisdale

Yaletown

Rice Bakery

South Surrey

2627 W. 16th Ave. Vancouver 604.736.0009

3493 Cambie St. Vancouver 604.875.0099

1888 W. 57th Ave. Vancouver 604.263.4600

1202 Richards St. Vancouver 604.633.2392

2595 W. 16th Ave. Vancouver 604.736.0301

3248 King George Blvd. South Surrey 604.541.3902

Choices at the Crest

8683 10th Ave. Burnaby 604.522.0936

Kelowna

Floral Shop

1937 Harvey Ave. Kelowna 250.862.4864

2615 W. 16th Vancouver 603-736-7522

Vancouver Courier May 24 2013  

Vancouver Courier May 24 2013