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Seven cameras used for Stanley Cup Mike Howell

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Surveillance cameras were trained on citizens downtown during the Stanley Cup final.

file photo Dan Toulgoet

The city manager’s office allowed the Vancouver Police Department to use seven surveillance cameras downtown during the Stanley Cup playoffs to monitor crowds and guide emergency personnel. Mayor Gregor Robertson told the Courier prior to the start of the sevengame series between the Vancouver Canucks and the Boston Bruins that cameras wouldn’t be deployed. “No, there’s no plan to use surveillance cameras,” the mayor said May 31, the day he announced the socalled downtown live sites. “There are some along Granville with the private

businesses along there, but there’s no plan to use those Olympic cameras for this purpose.” Deputy city manager Sadhu Johnston said seven cameras, which were in storage since the 2010 Winter Games, were deployed after a request from the VPD. They were attached to light poles along Granville Street at Nelson, Robson, Georgia and Dunsmuir streets. Each location had signs indicating to passersby that cameras were filming the area. Johnston said the cameras, which have zoom, pan and recording capabilities, were monitored by police, the fire department, paramedics and city staff. See DEPUTY on page 4

Planned social housing project targets homeless population Site located a few blocks west of Olympic Village Mike Howell Staff writer Owners of high-priced apartments at the Olympic Village will soon be getting new neighbours who would otherwise be homeless and without services to treat mental

health and addictions issues. The $38-million development at 215 West Second Ave. will be 11 storeys tall and contain 147 studio and one-bedroom apartments for homeless people and those in danger of becoming homeless. When completed, the building

is expected to open in early 2013. It will be located a few blocks west of the Olympic Village and across from a Mitsubishi dealership. “As is often the case when a new neighbour moves in to a community, people wonder: What kind of building are they putting up? Will

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we like the look of it? Who will be moving in? Will we get along with them?” said Jennifer Newman of RainCity Housing, which will provide services for tenants with mental health and addictions issues. “It’s challenging becoming a new neighbour sometimes, and

it’s even more challenging becoming a good neighbour.” Newman said the same questions were asked when RainCity began operating a similar complex in the Fraser and 41st neighbourhood a few years ago. See CITY on page 4


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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 2011 THE VANCOUVER COURIER

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BY MIKE HOWELL Weeks before the riot, a city report calculated the price tag for the downtown live sites and recommended the city manager work with all departments on costs.

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Central Park: Off the couch

SANDRA THOMAS A South Granville resident says a well-off couple who tried to dump a couch in his alley have the entitled mentality of the June 15 rioters.

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BY MARK HASIUK Mayor Gregor Robertson’s muddled defence of what he knew and didn’t know prior to the June 15 riot boggles the mind.

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Continued from page 4 She said the housing society listened to concerns of neighbours and businesses and slowly began to fit into the neighbourhood. Tenants are now assisting neighbours with gardening, she added. “[One neighbour] made her backyard bloom with the assistance of a RainCity tenant,” Newman said. “That’s when we knew we had settled in. We were part of a community and we belonged.” The Katherine Sanford Housing Society will manage the West Second Avenue building, which is the largest of 20 projects the society has undertaken since it began in 1989. Monday’s unveiling of the housing complex is the eighth of 14 sites being developed under a partnership with the provincial government, the city and the Streetohome Foundation, whose directors include mining and movie mogul Frank Giustra and former premier Mike Harcourt. “This is great, this is a great momentum builder but we still have lots to do to make sure that the people who live on the streets, the marginalized, have a sense of

The $38-million development at 215 West Second Ave. will be 11 storeys tall and contain 147 rendering courtesy dysarchitecture studio and one-bedroom apartments. hope,” said Dick Vollet, president and CEO of Streetohome Foundation.

The cost of the 14 projects is more than $330 million, with the city contributing $64 million in

the cost of the land and $20 million from the Streetohome Foundation.

The first of the 14 buildings, a six-storey complex on Station Street near Main and Terminal, opened in January. When all 14 buildings are built and opened, they will provide 1,575 units of supportive housing. Mayor Gregor Robertson praised Rich Coleman, the provincial minister responsible for housing, for his commitment to new housing in Vancouver and across the province. “We can build lots of sites here but unless we have this comprehensive effort by the B.C. government, led by Minister Coleman, we cannot solve homelessness in B.C.,” the mayor said. “So your work around the province is to be lauded.” The 2011 Metro Vancouver Homeless Count preliminary report released in May broke down Vancouver’s homeless numbers this way: 145 on the streets, 1,362 in shelters, 98 of no fixed address (in hospitals, detox centres or police departments on the day of the count) for a total of 1,605 homeless people in the city. mhowell@vancourier.com Twitter: @Howellings

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Continued from page 4 Monitoring took place at the emergency operations centre in the E-Comm building across from the Pacific National Exhibition on East Hastings. Johnston said the cameras helped monitor crowds on the night of the June 15 riot and guide emergency personnel to victims and troublemakers. “We had a situation where a car was on fire, we had a fire engine that was getting bottles thrown at them and couldn’t talk on the radio,” Johnston

control say that they feel they have a need for [the cameras], it’s very hard for me to say, ‘No, you don’t,’” Reimer said. “But in cases where it’s around day-today life and non-unusual events, I think that’s where it gets into a civil liberties issue.” The city also has 35 permanent traffic cameras at intersections that don’t record, according to the city’s website. Various retailers also have cameras in and outside their stores. Some turned footage of looters and hooligans over

to the VPD. Micheal Vonn, policy director for the B.C. Civil Liberties Association, said she wasn’t aware surveillance cameras were deployed until contacted by the Courier. Vonn said the association doesn’t have an official position on the use of cameras during the playoffs but wants to know the justification for using them on a night that got out of control. “I can say as the staff person who deals with most of the privacy matters, that it doesn’t strike us—on

first blush—as disproportionate,” she said, noting the size of the crowd. “That said, we will of course be very interested to find out what the city and police assessments will be about the efficacy of those cameras.” Added Vonn: “All of the surveillance cameras that were deployed in the G20 Summit failed to somehow manifest an effective deployment against a riot that occurred virtually unpoliced for an hour-and-a-half in downtown Toronto.” mhowell@vancourier.com Twitter: @Howellings


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No for site?

The day after the June 15 Stanley Cup riot, city council was supposed to meet to discuss the costs of the socalled downtown live sites. Which, by the way, doesn’t make practical sense since the live sites were set up weeks ago and Boston won the Stanley Cup the night before the scheduled meeting. Never mind that drunks, punks, anarchists and filthy-mouthed miscreants wreaked pathetic havoc on downtown streets. To the council meeting… Well, not surprisingly, it was cancelled and the agenda and reports wiped clean from the city’s website. But after some phone calls, I managed to get a copy of the report authored by Peter Judd, the city’s general manager of engineering services. Subject: “Stanley Cup

The exact pre-riot intentions of (counter clockwise from top left) VPD Chief Jim Chu, Mayor Gregor Robertson and city photos Dan Toulgoet manager Penny Ballem are unknown. most prophetically: “The Stanley Cup playoffs present both risks and opportunities for street activities in downtown Vancouver.” One of the report’s recommendations is “the city manager work across all city departments to ensure appropriate allocation of costs for street activities related to

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the Stanley Cup playoffs.” Which is an interesting recommendation considering Police Chief Jim Chu has said there was no political or bureaucratic interference in the VPD’s operational plan for policing the playoffs. Yes, the operational plan is different than the live site costs. Or is it? Isn’t policing

math on these two reports, that’s $650,000 for policing the playoffs plus $680,000 for the live sites (which includes some policing costs). That’s $1.3 million. The bill, of course, is a lot higher now. How much higher hasn’t been released by the city or VPD. What city manager Penny Ballem’s “work across all city departments” entailed is also not clear. The government-ordered independent review of the riot is expected to be completed by Aug. 31. The findings will come out just as civic politicians such as Robertson and NPA mayoral candidate Coun. Suzanne Anton ramp up for the November civic election. Note: That YouTube video of city manager Penny Ballem making the rounds in which she answers Anton’s questions May 31 about the cost of the live sites indicates Anton was also confident there wouldn’t be a riot. Ballem: “We have no intention of spending more than that, unless we have a riot, which I certainly hope we won’t.” Anton: “We won’t.” mhowell@vancourier.com Twitter: @Howellings

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Playoff Live Site Activation Costs.” The report concluded that it would cost up to $680,000 to set up and monitor the live sites, which were located around the CBC building and the Vancouver Public Library. Three large screens were positioned on Georgia, Hamilton and Homer streets. The CBC also had its own screen on its building featuring the hockey games. The report noted the $680,000 tab was related to services provided by city departments, including engineering (sanitation, streets, traffic and electrical operations, plus “external contracts relating to site logistics”), Vancouver FireRescue and the Vancouver Police Department. Wondering who decided the city needed these live sites? “Council has given staff clear direction subsequent to the Olympics on activating city streets, particularly in the downtown and in partnering in street celebrations where possible,” the report said. “Currently staff are working on the open streets program for 2011 to help activate Granville Street during the summer months.” Then the report adds, al-


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Secondary schools could get wireless technology soon. The district is issuing an RFQ—request for qualifications—“to elicit proposals related to potential wireless solutions and to determine the scope and cost of the project,” according to associate superintendent Maureen Ciarniello. “This will be followed by a process to select qualified vendors and to enter into a pilot test phase prior to the final selection of a product in late summer, early fall.” Last December, Ciarniello told the Courier if wireless Internet is introduced across the district, users would have to sign in and their access to sites could be limited. The district could also track staff and student use. No schools have formal wireless, although some have a laptop

cart with a wireless hub. Board chair Patti Bacchus said one of the goals is to provide students equal access to technology across the district. “Many schools have patched together their own wireless where they can and it is really inconsistent, which is a concern,” she said. “A lot of the kids are carrying smartphones. They’re already getting access through the 3G network and of course just about anywhere you go in the city you can pick up wireless of some form, particularly in coffee shops.” Bacchus said wireless is a direction the VSB needs to go, especially with respect to high schools, although the district will keep an eye on emerging research. “We do acknowledge that there are still concerns about safety. We have to respect it is a concern for some of our families and we need to be looking at ways we can ensure we’re dealing with it responsibly and cautiously. We still mostly go by Heath Canada recommendations that tell us it isn’t a concern, but we know there have historically been materials that have at one point been deemed safe that were later discov-

Patti Bacchus ered not to be.” The board voted to devote a portion of “flex” funds allocated to schools to a fund dedicated specifically to technology. “Normally there’s about 10 per cent holdback toward the end of the year and it’s usually released,” Bacchus said. “This time we’ve decided to re-allocate that toward a fund specifically to provide technology to schools—primarily wireless.”

PR move

Just over two months after the Vancouver School Board eliminated its two-person communications department as part of cost-cutting measures, it’s hiring a public and media relations specialist. The union-exempt position offers a starting salary up to $72,604 a year.

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The last two staff who held positions in the communications department collected a total of $176,878 in remuneration between July 1, 2009 and June 30, 2010. The pair lost their jobs April 6, along with six other district managers. Superintendent Steve Cardwell said the district supports the view that there is a need for the district to have public relations and communications support and most school districts have this support. “The posted position contemplates a reorganization and amalgamation of several functions and skill sets within the district plus responding to emerging new areas not previously present when the previous roles were first created,” he told the Courier in an email. “These areas may include social media, graphic design, website development and content management.” Cardwell said the successful applicant will use all forms of technology, including social media to help the board be an advocate for public education and communicate key messages and “good news” focused stories. noconnor@vancourier.com Twitter: @Naoibh


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Couch trip

In light of past mattress dumps, a recent West Side couch-dumping has raised questions about society’s “entitled mentality.” photo Dan Toulgoet using a dolly, which I can only assume was to ensure no one was injured in the discarding of their unwanted junk. Werner asked the couple why they thought it was acceptable for them to dump their garbage behind the homes of the people living along the alley, transferring the cost of removing it to someone else. In response to his remarks, Werner says the woman uttered a sarcastic, “Thank you” before loading the couch back onto their dolly and

heading further up the alley. Werner now wonders where the couch ended up. Sending the photographs to one of the public shaming websites that proved so useful in identifying the Stanley Cup rioters crossed my mind, but I wouldn’t want the couple to get lynched over a couch. Even if what they did was disrespectful.

Centres of attention

The park board’s list of accomplishments from the 2009 to 2011

Capital Plan is an impressive read, including three new community centres, three new ice rinks, the new Hillcrest Aquatic Centre, a new visitor centre at VanDusen Botanical Garden and the reconstruction of 850 metres of the Stanley Park seawall, just to name a few. And now the board is working on the 2012-2014 Capital Plan. A draft report is available online. Some proposed spending of note includes $1 million to begin re-

Allied forces

COPE and Vision Vancouver ratified an electoral agreement Sunday. What that means to the voters is COPE will run three candidates for council, four for school board and two for park board with the support of Vision in hopes of blocking the NPA from winning any seats in the November civic election. COPE’s nomination meeting is scheduled for Sept. 18. sthomas@vancourier.com Twitter @sthomas10

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placing the roof of the Bloedel Conservatory, $3 million for major maintenance of community centres, pools and rinks and $84 million towards major investment in community facilities. Proposed projects include everything from the greening of Hastings Park to the conversion of wading pools into spray parks. Once the draft Capital Plan is approved, it will become the subject of public consultation that will include moderated forums, online polls and surveys, videos and slideshows, Capital Plan 101 information pamphlets, banners and public meetings. Park board and council are expected to make a final decision on the plan Sept. 20, but it won’t be approved until the public votes on a series of plebiscite questions during the November civic election.


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WEB POLL NATION Go to www.vancourier.com to vote If you could afford it, would you buy an electric car? Last week’s poll question: Who bears the most responsibility for the Stanley Cup riot? A) Mayor Gregor Robertson—29 per cent B) VPD Chief Jim Chu—7 per cent C) A small group of criminals and anarchists—24 per cent D) Youth gone wild—29 per cent E) Roberto Luongo—11 per cent This is not a scientific poll.

The riot that followed the now infamous Stanley Cup Final Game 7 on June 15 initially had many Canadians, and in particular Vancouverites, expressing shame at the deplorable actions of the hundreds who took part. That shame was almost immediately replaced by pride as volunteers from across Metro Vancouver converged on our city to help clean up. I would not have expected anything less—after all, we are Canadian and for the most part are stand-up kinda folks. But I also think it’s time to move on. Last weekend when I mentioned to my partner that a group was holding a rally downtown to “take back our city,” he asked: “From what?” When I explained the rally was in response to the riot, he asked if there now were groups of marauding rioters lurking in Stanley Park just waiting for the opportunity to strike again. Not to make light of what took place June 15, but it’s time to let go. And what better way to move on and find that final closure than by celebrating everything that’s good about this great nation on Canada Day. There’s a lot going on in the city to mark Canada Day July 1, but an event of particular interest is a one-day Face of Canada exhibit by artist William Meire featuring more than 100 original oil portraits of notable Canadians. Meire and I spoke about the Stanley Cup riot Tuesday morning and he agreed Canada Day is the ideal time to show our national pride. Meire describes the riot that shook Vancouver as “very sad,” but added he hopes his exhibit will

sandrathomas remind us all of how proud we should be of the accomplishments of these great Canadians. “I don’t know if people realize the great things so many Canadians have done. When I started my research I was amazed at how many there are,” said Meire who admitted to having a list of more than 500 great Canadians who will eventually be immortalized on canvas. Ironically, it was hockey that inspired Meire to tackle this huge, ongoing project. The Vancouver native was at the corner of Granville and Robson streets when Team Canada won the gold medal in men’s hockey in the 2010 Olympic Games. As he was caught up in the crowd, Meire was overwhelmed by a sense of national pride and the inspiration for Face of Canada was born—a very different crowd than the one that converged on downtown two

weeks ago. It was then he decided to commit his life and artistic energy to honouring the most important Canadians of all time. Meire’s paintings to date include Terry Fox, scientist David Suzuki, beat author Jack Kerouac, strong man Louis Cyr, insulin developer Sir Frederick Banting, hockey players Wayne Gretzky and Bobby Orr, jazz legend Oscar Peterson, actors Keanu Reeves, John Candy and Donald and Kiefer Sutherland, First Nations activist and actor Chief Dan George as well as dozens of others. Just last week, Meire was in the living room of Canadian icon William Shatner in preparation to paint his portrait. Meire is also scheduled to paint director James Cameron as part of a Canadian Academy Award winner series. Prior to the Olympics, Meire painted a small group of Canadian musicians and artists—whom he’s called his own Group of Seven—who directly affected his life. I asked Meire if he has a wish-list of Canadians he has yet to paint but is anxious to put on canvas. To which he replied, former Vancouver Canuck captain Trevor Linden. I found that fitting because in the world of hockey and the Canucks, Linden remains one of the true gentlemen of the sport, known as much for his community spirit and philanthropy as his style of play. The Face of Canada exhibit will be on display July 1 only at Canada Place, Vancouver Convention Centre East, ballrooms A and B. sthomas@vancourier.com Twitter @sthomas10

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Team Robertson maintains mind-boggling riot defence

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“I had no prior knowledge of the potential chaos.”—Mayor Gregor Robertson, June 17, 2011 If he’s being honest, he had no clue. Think about that. The 2011 Stanley Cup riot, for all intents and purposes, continues to rage. Every day, another bomb goes off, another revelation. It’s an opera starring thousands of extras and Mayor Gregor Robertson who took centre stage during the riot, blaming a “small number of hooligans” while Vancouver burned. The following day, and for the next three days, he blamed “anarchists” for the shattered glass, suckerpunches and $5 million in damages. But nobody believed that. Last Thursday, Day 8 of the aftermath, Robertson repeated his original fantastic claim, which has become the centre piece of his defence. “I think what took place would be far beyond what anyone anticipated.” Anyone who’s spent any time in Vancouver, who possesses basic cognitive abilities to retain information, would never make that claim. The 1994 Stanley Cup riot, and the unrest during the Olympics’ opening days, is stamped on Vancouver’s collective psyche. Most people couldn’t forget if they tried. But wait. If you know Robertson, you must consider the inconceivable. It’s not a spin job aimed at the November civic election. He’s telling the truth. Or more accurately, he believes what he’s saying. Consider this: we now know Robertson never read the 1994 riot report, which warns of future riots and recommends an overwhelming police presence in the downtown core. Also, according to revelations last week, Robertson was clueless about police plans for the Stanley Cup Finals (“I didn’t know any details”) and that during a police board meeting on June 15, hours before Game 7, Robertson, chair of the board, never broached the topic with VPD Chief Jim Chu (“It wasn’t on the agenda”). Consequently, it’s Red Alert time for Team Robertson led by Mike Magee, the mayor’s chief of staff. Before the riot, Robertson was cruising to victory in November. Thanks to an anemic NPA opposition, he’s still the favourite. But with an independent review on the riot scheduled for release in August, the race has tightened. It’s a big problem. Unlike Chief Chu, Robertson must talk to the media. And that’s not his strong suit. Since his election in 2008, Robertson rarely makes impromptu public appearances. More than any Vancouver mayor in recent history, his movements are closely managed, his mus-

markhasiuk ings tightly scripted. But the riot flushed Robertson from his comfort zone. His recent riot admissions, which boggle the mind, provide prime fodder for campaign opponents. But wait. Perhaps Magee and company have done the math. Perhaps Robertson’s damning admissions of jaw-dropping incompetence, which raise questions about the man’s basic ability think and learn, are part of a post-riot strategy. Which leads back to Chief Chu. In the first 48 hours after the riot, Robertson and Chu seemed in lockstep. In separate press conferences, they said the same things, blaming “anarchists” and “criminals” while dodging questions about culpability. But then, sometime around Day 5 and Day 6, cracks began to form. During a June 21 press conference, Robertson noted that police were “key partners in the celebration and in keeping our streets safe.” A not-so-subtle jab at Chu. Shorty thereafter, Chu dove underground, the police circled the wagons, and someone at the VPD emailed a bizarre press release, which included no source or contact information. “Recently the Vancouver Police have received reports of rumours that… involve perceived interference with strategic, operational or budgetary police matters from politicians or bureaucrats. The VPD would like to make it absolutely clear there is no shred of truth to these rumours.” OK. But to my knowledge, no one made that claim—that politicians interfered with pre-riot police plans. In fact, most media members were blaming Chu. Why would the police contact virtually every reporter in Vancouver to quash a nonexistent “rumour” about political “interference?” The VPD pushback continued late last week when Chu refused to tell Robertson how many cops were deployed downtown for Game 7. Clearly, Chu’s unhappy with the mayor’s office. They want him to wear this riot while Robertson skates. Magee and company have their eye on November. If Chu’s not already under the bus, he better watch his back and keep clear of the curb. mhasiuk@vancourier.com Twitter: @MarkHasiuk

According to one reader, “bitching” cyclists in Vancouver are never satisfied with transportation infrastructure. file photo Dan Toulgoet To the editor: Re: “12th and Cambie: Rumour mongers,” June 15. First, the cyclists wanted separated lanes to keep cars away. Now, those same cyclists want to segregate recreational riders from the speed demons. Will the cycling set ever be satisfied? This most vocal sub-set is bitching way over their weight class. Maybe when city council returns to logical transportation

planning methods, cyclists will get what they deserve: total access to all streets and no special treatment. Then, maybe they will learn to coexist with both pedestrians and cars. Doubtful though, they are a whining breed of favour seekers, who are only of theoretical significance to biased automobile-hating, green friendly idealistic planners. Rick Angus, Vancouver

Don’t just shame rioters, make them pay

To the editor: Re: “Punish the thugs and stop making excuses,” Letters, June 24. Thank you, Courier letter writer Dave Pym. Finally an enlightened, straight forward letter gets published regarding this despicable riot behaviour. I am astounded at the collection of diatribe coming from psychologists, media and government. Plain and simple: if you did some damage to property, stole, risked people’s lives, attacked the innocent and the people put in place to protect, then you pay.

The shame campaign isn’t enough. I want to know how the law decides to make these thugs and thieves repay. Restitution, garnish their wages, community service? Maybe then the outraged public will shut up. We are pissed off at all the double speak and the silence of the mayor. Let’s make examples of these people so that others don’t even consider doing it. Otherwise it’s a pretty clear message that you can get away with it. Paul Richards, Vancouver

‘Restorative justice’ may not work for rioters

To the editor: Re: “School board chair notes ‘vulnerable rioters,’” June 22. The mosaic of social unrest that reached a crescendo in a riot is more complicated than just a bunch of angry and alienated young men and women with underdeveloped ability of self control. There are young men who stood up to the mob in harm’s way. Why are they

able to do what was needed while others failed? Then there are those bent on irrational destruction who brought in alcohol, gasoline and tools to smash display cabinets and those who incited and taunted on the sideline. Why do they respond more to police horses than officers? How well do you think a restorative justice program can change those who

won’t commit to change? Are they to attend the same program with those selfcontrol challenged ones whose episodes of poor judgement are inconsistent with academic achievement? Why let the poor behaviour of few taint the good behaviour of the rest? Why not law and order for the instigator? Sophia Woo, Vancouver

Cycling coalition will follow green grant rules

To the editor: Re: “Mayor Robertson and council help fund cycling allies,” June 15. The mission of the Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition is to make cycling an attractive choice for everyone, including business operators. We believe in creating livable communities, and that small businesses should be encouraged to grow and thrive as a part of that. Cargo cycles are a practical alternative to many business

transport needs and innovative businesses are now using cycle-based delivery to meet these needs. In this case, Shift Urban Cargo Delivery is partnering with local businesses to replace downtown truck trips with cargo trikes. The VACC will act as the administrator of this green grant, overseeing the Shift project and its reporting of results; in accordance to the city’s green grant rules. Erin O’Melinn, executive director, Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition

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Sometime this summer on a city street downtown, a 128-foot long by 14-feet wide stretch of Astroturf will be rolled out for an urban picnic. “Picnurbia,” an “uber picnic blanket and undulating croquet course,” as its organizers describe it, is just one of the events included in VIVA Vancouver. City council approved $650,000 in March to support ongoing seasonal openings of Granville and streets in other neighbourhoods to pedestrians this summer. Vision Vancouver Coun. Andrea Reimer says small-scale street and parking stall closures benefit residents, businesses and the environment. “Community gardens are the other spaces where you start to see different cultures, different generations, different incomes all interacting,” Reimer said. “From a cohesive city standpoint that’s huge.” VIVA Vancouver kicked off last weekend on Granville Street with skateboarding and the Latincouver festival. Granville between Smithe and Hastings streets will be closed to motorized traffic every weekend and on statutory holidays until Labour Day. Concerts, dancing, and walking tours led by youth are among the activities planned for the busy downtown street. Performances will be held in an East Side alley with the Vancouver Design Nerds building stages and seating for the lane on the west side of Main Street between East Broadway and Eighth. The fire escapes of the Lee Building will be transformed into an installation and a weekly Saturday evening art market starts in the laneway July 9. A deck will be installed just east of Main on East 14th Avenue to provide a “no-purchase-necessary” hangout, Genus Theatre will cruise around in the group’s

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Gardeners whose main goal is healthy roses tend to plant landscape and ground-cover roses these days. Two of the most popular are the Flower Carpet series and the Medilands. Both Flower Carpet and Mediland types have deep green, lustrous foliage that indicates disease-resistance and are relatively dwarf at three feet tall. They come in a variety of colours, double to semi-double forms and flower from late spring to frost. Most of them aren’t fragrant. Rugosa roses are taller, usually have strongly scented double or semi-double flowers and are pest and diseaseresistant. Some, such as Hansa and Therese Bugnet, have large, decorative hips and colourful fall foliage. But rugosas aren’t quite as carefree as Flower Carpet and Mediland since Rugosas do sucker and are thorny. Some are repeatflowerers, but most produce blooms in June on. For many other roses, their health depends on their situation. The ideal spot is a sunny hillside in a not-too-rainy climate with constant air movement and a rich but welldrained clay loam. Finicky, disease-prone cultivars can live long, healthy lives in this situation. Unfortunately, most of us live elsewhere and fungal diseases happen often. One of these is black (or brown) spots on rose leaves, which then fall off. Infection is reduced if you routinely pick these leaves from the plant and the ground and defoliate the whole plant in late fall. At that time, it helps if you remove the top inch of soil

or mulch around the infected rose and replace it with new material. Lime sulphur sprays in winter also help. Because wet foliage encourages black spot so all watering of roses should happen early in the day and drench only the ground so that leaves dry. The exception is when roses are infested with aphids. Blasting them off foliage with a strong stream of water is an easy cure. Powdery mildew is another fungal disease which looks like white powder sprinkled over the leaves. It starts at the top of a rose bush during warm and wet weather. But in any warm spell powdery mildew can be triggered by incautiously watering the rose foliage or watering the soil so vigorously spores are flung up into the bush. This mildew can be treated organically in the same way as black spot. Tiniest of all rose enemies are almost-invisible thrips, which deform flowers and streak them with brown lines. The flowers should be removed, but there will be surviving thrips that should be sprayed with insecticidal soap. Caterpillars are another pest. Leave the large ones alone as they turn into butterflies or moths. The little green ones that hide in rolled-up leaves aren’t hard to hand-pick. Sometimes a strange and beautiful ball of red-tipped hairs will appear on a rose stalk. This is a gall which protects the larvae of a tiny pollinating wasp. These youngsters are too valuable to destroy. Leaf-cutting bees that eat holes in rose leaves are also good pollinators. Their work is worth paying for by losing a few little bits of leaf. amarrison@shaw.ca

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We hope that all road users who are better informed about the myriad road safety issues they must confront everyday will also be safer road users. Despite our local focus, we have come to appreciate the degree to which road safety is a many tentacled subject with a global reach. Local focus inevitably has lead to comparison, exploration, and analysis of how similar issues are dealt with elsewhere - in the rest of Canada and the US, and in the rest of the motorized and ‘becoming-motorized’ world. This has secured www.RoadRules.ca a dedicated worldwide readership. Recently a story about a unique driving rule in Saudi Arabia has reminded us about the intrinsic significance of mobility freedom in modern life. Saudi Arabia has the distinction of being the only country in the world that bans women from driving. The ban is not a written law but rather a religious edict about an inevitable spread of temptation, vice, and corruption if women went about on their own encountering male strangers, as driving would enable them to do. Farzaneh Milani, chairwoman of the Department of Middle Eastern and SouthAsian Languages and Cultures at the University of Virginia disputes this characterization of the underlying reason for the ban. Writing in The New York Time, she said, “In Saudi Arabia ... anxiety [over women’s unrestrained mobility] is acute: the streets - and the right

In mid-May 2011, a Saudi mother, Najla al-Hariri, who was an experienced motorist having driven in Egypt and Lebanon, defied the ban by driving non-stop for four days in the streets of Jeddah “to defend her belief that Saudi women should be allowed to drive.” She ridiculed the notion that in being driven around by their male relatives or hired drivers, Saudi women are treated “like queens.” “This is a big lie,” she said. “We are always at their mercy to give us a lift.” Soon thereafter, Manal al-Sharif, who posted a video of herself driving around Al Khobar was jailed for nine days. Since then, an internet-based campaign for a nationwide protest drive that started on June 17th has rallied a small number of Saudi women to follow their examples.

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1. Imagine all the stray hairs that must clog the sink in My Morning Jacket’s tour bus. Who are we kidding—they probably take a magic carpet ride to gigs. Catch the Kentucky beard-rockers June 29 when they amble into town for a show at the Orpheum Theatre in support of their latest batch of smoky riffs and rootsy psychedelics, Circuital. Tickets at ticketmaster.ca. 2. Resembling extras from the Beastie Boys’ “Sabotage” video, the freewheeling kids at Vancouver Theatre Sports dip into the rich vein of 1970s cop dramas for their latest batch of improvised gold, Gritty City Fever. It all goes down Thursday to Saturdays at Granville Island’s Improv Centre, with a special Wednesday night show June 29, 7:30 p.m. Moustaches optional. For more info and tickets, go to vtsl.com.

3. Vancity Theatre continues its surrealist ways with a screening of Luis Buñuel’s 1967 classic Belle de Jour, June 29, 6:30 p.m. The film stars Catherine Deneuve as a young woman in a loveless marriage whose “perverse erotic desires lead her to a double life: prostitute by day, and chaste housewife by night.” Someone must have been reading our diary. For more info, call 604-683-FILM (3456) or go to viff.org.

4. They’re a national treasure, they once dabbled in kimonos, and they molded a new reality… closer to the heart. Now, Rush is celebrating its 40th birthday. The mystical prog rockers turn their mostly male fan-base into weeping babies June 30 at Rogers Arena. Tickets at ticketmaster.ca.

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News that longtime Conservative MP and former leader of the Canadian Alliance Party Stockwell Day was leaving politics and would not be running in the May 2 federal election hit K&K pretty hard. Not only did it force us to put down our copy of the Robb Report and wipe the Courvoisier stain from our chinos, we began to reflect upon our own mortality and our tiny, insignificant place in this unforgiving world. Note to self: do not listen to Morrissey before going to bed. To say the former MP for the riding of Okanagan-Coquihalla has been a source of inspiration would be an understatement. From his Leave it to Beaver smile and fondness for jet-skis to reports that Day believed the earth was only 6,000 years old and humans coexisted with dinosaurs, the man will be missed. So we were stoked to get an email inviting media types to a “Farewell Reception for the Honourable Stockwell Day” at the Vancouver Aquarium of all places. Unfortunately, the reception occurred Tuesday evening after the Courier’s press deadline, so we aren’t able to give you our review of the event, from the heartfelt

speeches to the tears shed and the dull meaty slapping sounds of men in business suits hugging one another—platonically, of course. But we’re fairly confident this is what a farewell reception for Day at an oceanic theme park would look like: • 6:45 p.m. A Michael Buble CD plays on the sound system as the well-dressed crowd grazes on appetizers. Former Conservative MP John Reynolds has tipped back one too many baconwrapped scallops—his speech is slurred, his fingers greasy and, unable to recall anyone’s name, he refers to everyone as “muchacho.” • 6:56 p.m. Several Conservative social climbers wanting to gain points with the Inuit community start asking loudly where the seal meat is. They then begin pounding on the glass of the otter tank, chanting, “Seal! Seal! Seal!” before security ushers them out of the building. • 7 p.m. A pre-recorded message from Prime Minister Stephen Harper. He says something about duty and sacrifice and principles and Canada and then gets behind a Casio keyboard and plays an inspired version of the Beatles’ “The Long and Winding Road” but has to stop midway after getting too choked up.

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• 7:15 p.m. The man of the hour finally arrives, and fittingly, via jet-ski. Dressed in a form-fitting wetsuit and compression-molded floatation vest, Day does a lap around the beluga tank before spraying the crowd with a magnificent plume of salt water and parking his sweet ride in front of a poolside podium. He says something about duty and sacrifice and principles and Canada before John Reynolds starts heckling and throwing bacon-wrapped scallops at the podium. After a few more touching words, Day bids the crowd farewell and hops back on his jet-ski for a final lap of the beluga tank. Unfortunately, one of Reynolds’ errant bacon-wrapped scallops lands in the water, arousing three-year-old beluga Tiqa. At the exact time she surfaces to swallow the delicious appetizer, Day whizzes by. Confusing Day’s coconut suntan oil-covered ankle for the bacon-wrapped scallop, Tiqa chomps down on the former MP’s leg, dragging him to the bottom of the whale tank in a cloud of blood, never to be seen again. “Muchacho!” John Reynolds cries out, his voice echoing like a forlorn dolphin in the night. “Muchacho!”


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The Mom’s the Word Collective is the Duracell bunny of the Vancouver theatre scene: It keeps going and going and going. And going—to 10 countries including Great Britain and Australia where Mom’s the Word ran for seven years. Five translations. Thousands of performances. But here’s the amazing thing: Mom’s the Word: Remixed—a remixing of Mom’s the Word and Mom’s the Word 2: Unhinged—feels completely fresh. I watched the performers (Jill Daum, Alison Kelly, Barbara Pollard, Deborah Williams and Beverley Elliott) watching each other’s monologues. The night I went, Williams covered her face with both hands in bust-a-gut laughter as Pollard streaked naked across the stage as if she had never seen Pollard do that before. They watch reflectively, supportively as Kelly recounts (again) the scary three-month premature birth of her son Sam and the setbacks and successes of raising him to young adulthood. How do they keep it looking so spontaneous and like so much fun? Either they are damned fine actors or they’re just five amazing women with deep affection and respect for each other. I’m convinced it’s both. And it’s such a joy to see that interaction. The show, like the others, is a hoot beginning with Daum’s re-enactment of childbirth, howling, “I’m no good at this” to Kelly’s confrontation with that now grown-up, premature son having sex in his bedroom. Some of the wackiest routines are still there: the Tit Show

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fears, including breast cancer and possibly dying before their children have flown the nest. Falling out of love with their partners. Falling in love again. But what remains constant is, in spite of all the trials and tribulations of child rearing, they wouldn’t have it any other way. Williams sums it all up: Children “unhinge” our hearts—they open us up to experience. I think they would all also agree that their women friends are the mainstays of their lives. Eighteen years later, the Mom’s the Word Collective is still getting welldeserved standing ovations. And yes, there are guys in the audience who are laughing at jokes made at their expense, too. (They can’t ever find the mayo because it’s “hidden” behind the milk in the fridge, for example.) Mom’s the Word: Remixed is terribly funny and even more tremendously brave. I can hardly wait to see what they make of grandmothering. joled@telus.net

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It’s the official Year of India in Canada, Vancouver has been designated Canada’s cultural capital for 2011 and it’s the city’s 125th birthday. So organizers decided it was the perfect time to mount the inaugural Indian Summer Festival, July 7 to 17. “Everybody seems to be in a celebratory spirit and we thought let’s start off with a bang,” said Sirish Rao, artistic director of the festival. “What we really want to do is share culture and increase the cultural traffic between India and Canada,” he said. “This is the start of the conversation.” Rao, a writer who ran an art and design publishing house, helped organize literary and cultural festivals, and lives between Vancouver and Mysore, India, is particularly excited about the events where great minds from Canada and India meet. Man Booker Prize winner Yann Martel will join award-winning Indian film star Tabu to discuss literature, film and their respective processes, July 8. Tabu recently finished filming the movie adaptation of Martel’s Life of Pi, directed by Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon). “To have the two of them meet for the first time at Indian Summer is something we’re very proud of,” Rao said. A movie Tabu starred in called The Namesake, a critically acclaimed film about a Bengali family’s move to New York City, screens after their conversation. Tabu stars in four of the seven films to be screened at the festival. The selection includes Maqbool, a retelling of Macbeth set in the contemporary underworld of Bombay; Iqbal, which details a son’s battles with his father and his own speech and

Left to right: Indian film star Tabu talks with writer Yann Martel about the upcoming film adaptation of his book Life of Pi, while Dr. L. Subramaniam performs with his ensemble at the inaugural Indian Summer Festival July 7 to 17. hearing impairments to realize his dream of being a cricketer; and India’s highest grossing Bollywood film, Three Idiots, a comic film that follows three university students and critiques a harsh educational system. “Most people when they talk of Bollywood, the image that comes to mind is a song and dance musical,” Rao said. “Of course, a lot of films are, but what we’d really like to show is the Indian cinema industry, the somewhat more serious side of it. Not that the films aren’t fun, but it’s just that they deal with issues that are far more universal and talk about relationships and show Indian reality, not only the fantastic part.” Dr. L. Subramaniam, the man who brought the violin to the forefront of music in India, is set to perform compositions with complex rhythms and melodies with an ensemble, July 9. He’s collaborated with George Harrison, Herbie Hancock and Ravi Shankar,

performed with The New York Philharmonic and written pieces for films, the Alvin Ailey dance company and the Kirov Ballet. Indian Summer has collaborated with an array of Vancouver festival organizers including the Vancouver International Writers Festival for its literature series, which includes Tarun Tejpal, one of India’s most respected journalists, in discussion with award-winning Canadian investigative journalist and author Terry Gould, July 14. They’ll discuss the challenges writers face and how they’ve fought to defend their visions. Along with literature, yoga and Ayurveda, or traditional Hindu medicine, Indian Summer will feature food. “Cuisine is an Indian art form,” Rao said. “Vikram [Vij] very movingly explains how, for him, the ingredients and the smells are as Mozart to a musician, and the way that musicians play with what they’ve got and create this mel-

ody is how he sees a dish coming together.” Vij’s cooking performance, July 13, has already sold out, but during the festival’s July 7 opening gala he’ll host an open kitchen, for which tickets are still available. “What we’re saying is if for once you don’t want to queue for Vij’s…” Rao said. Indian Summer Arts Society, Teamwork Productions from India and SFU Woodward’s have produced the festival in association with the Consul General of India. SFU Woodward’s is party central with free Bollywood dance classes animating its courtyard most evenings. “The festival is very serious, about dialogue and about intellectual exchange,” Rao said. “But we also know how to have a good time.” For more information, see indiansummerfestival.ca. crossi@vancourier.com Twitter: @Cheryl_Rossi

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Jessie’s girl: Jennifer Clement picked up her first Jessie for The Trespassers at the Jessie Richardson Live Theatre Awards. The city’s vibrant theatre community honoured its own at the 29th awards ceremony produced by the Vancouver Theatresports League. Bill Millerd’s Arts Club garnered the lion’s share earning 10 statues divided between six shows. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, a co-production with Victoria’s Belfry Theatre, was the night’s big winner with three Jessies including Outstanding Production. Artists unite: Hundreds gathered at Rocky Mountaineer for the Unite with Art Gala benefitting UNICEF Canada. More than 90 works from local and national artists were up for auction. Fronted by honorary chair Alison Lawton and executive director Julie Lee, the event raised $400,000. Less was more at The Cheaper Show. The 10th annual art show saw 400 works by 200 emerging and established artists sell for $200 each with all proceeds going back to the artist. Say cheese: Dental students and the VGH/UBC Oral Heath Centre were beneficiaries of the Chinese Canadian Dental Society of B.C.’s 23rd annual Cirque-themed gala. Dr. Anthony Li and his wife Grace hosted the TD Canada Trust sponsored dinner and auction held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. Yours truly played auctioneer. Hear Fred Mondays 8:20 a.m. on CBC Radio’s The Early Edition; email Fred at yvrflee@hotmail.com; follow Fred on Twitter: @FredAboutTown or fredabouttown.blogspot.com.

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Benefitting scholarships and VGH’s Dental Clinic, Chinese Canadian Dental Society gala chairs Dr. Anthony and Grace Li flanked ringmaster David Jones.

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Soccer’s Sinclair

Hers is the face—bruised and now broken under a plastic cast—of women’s soccer in Canada. Christine Sinclair may be a reluctant icon, but she’s nonetheless iconic and never more than right now following a 2-1 defeat to Germany that included small but crucial victories. The Germans surrendered no goals in the World Cup four years ago and the two-time defending world champions were playing at home in front of 70,000. The Canadian goal, Sinclair’s perfectly taken free kick in the 82nd minute, sailed over the arms of one of the sport’s best netminders. It came a full 76 minutes after her squandered golden opportunity. It followed, also, a broken nose. Sinclair took an elbow square in the face just before halftime. On the sidelines, adrenaline drowning the pain, she swatted away the hands of the medics and insisted on playing. A teammate described her nose as “a big zigzag.” Sinclair said the team doctor told her she could not play. “I told him: ‘They do it all the time.’ I told [Canadian coach Carolina Morace] I wanted to play. She said, ‘Go.’ So then I walked on.” Not every sports mythology in Canada needs to relate to hockey. But this example speaks to gutsiness and playthrough-your-stitches determination that delivered the country a national symbol of athleticism so often occupied by the winter sport. A tough game with bravura and even dangerous defiance of pain, hockey is heralded among the toughest of sports. Contrast this with soccer, the men’s game at least, where strategy means diving, rolling on the grass like a prima donna toddler and the virility and power of million-dollar athletes undermined through deliberate deceit. Then take Burnaby native Sinclair. “So there is your Canadian moment,” wrote sports sage and Globe and Mail columnist Stephen Brunt. And there is your Canadian icon. Canada plays France Thursday at 8:45 a.m. local time on CBC. With files from Postmedia News in Germany.

Alomar dispenses wisdom to little leaguers Megan Stewart

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As if to punctuate the affiliation they inked with the Toronto Blue Jays this off-season, the single-A Vancouver Canadians hosted superstar baseball hall of famer and two-time World Series champion Roberto Alomar this week for a youth training camp. “I was a kid one day,” said the switch hitter who won the most Gold Glove awards—10 in total between 1991 and 2001—of all professional second basemen. “I teach them of my experience.” Also of Jays baseball fame, Duane Ward, Ed Sprague and Lloyd Moseby, wrap up their final morning at Nat Bailey Stadium today after three days at the ballpark for the Jays’ travelling Honda Super Camp. Working on fundamentals and emphasizing a joy for the game on Monday, Alomar was low-key and stood by a batter’s cage set up at home plate to offer hands-on feedback to young players aged eight to 14-year olds who travelled from around B.C. “I tell them to play for fun. Maybe one day we’ll see some Major Leaguers,” said Alomar, wearing a black sweatshirt emblazoned with the insignia of the Toronto ball club. Diallo Oballa, 11, plays first base and centre field with Little Mountain Little League and took in all the advice Alomar, the Jays professionals as well as Canadian national team players had to offer. “He told me to keep my hands back when batting to keep the bat steady,” he said. Born nearly two decades after the Jays’ 1992 and ’93 championship seasons, Oballa nonetheless knows the World Series team from sports cultural fame and the documentary films he’s watched with his family. His most significant memory from the films of the Canadian team is Joe Carter’s World Series-winning home run against Philadelphia in 1993. And a few

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Baseball great Roberto Alomar coaches young players at the Canadians youth training camp at Nat Bailey Stadium. photo Jason Lang key plays by Alomar, too, he said, nudging his chin toward the famed athlete standing a few feet away. Guy Posella travelled from Kelowna so his 11-year-old son could take in the summer skills camp. Having completed coaching clinics through Baseball B.C., Posella could see the influence the professionals have over the young players. “You can talk to your kid until you’re blue in the face, but [coaching] from a former Major League player, it just sinks in.” Haylee Harper, 10, was soaking it all in. A right-sided batter from Powell River, she travelled to Vancouver with one thing on her mind. “I wanted to improve on my baseball skills.” She noted progress after one morning of batting practice and drills in the outfield. “I’ve gotten good advice and I’ve changed my stance,” she said. “I would let all the ground-outs go between my legs and now I can get down to actually get the ball.” The Jays affiliation with the Canadians

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Inking a partnership with the Toronto Blue Jays means building a national brand with a cross-country audience. And the Vancouver Canadians will proudly ride those coattails, says the club’s president and general manager Andy Dunn. The single-A C’s became the Jays affiliate this off-season. “The first entry point to the organization is going to be in Canada,” said Dunn, a Floridian who joined the club five years ago after he was part of Major League organizations in Florida, Montreal and Washington. “It’s really neat to be a Jays affiliate but it’s going to be really neat in five or six or seven years when you see kids who have been here in Vancouver and now you’re seeing them play in Toronto,” he said before the season opener June 17. “Who’s going to be the next Duane Ward or Jesse Barfield? Who is it? Maybe he’ll start here in Vancouver.” Watching the prospects on the West Coast is a full-time spectator sport, which Dunn credits to successful development and

unites the Vancouver club with the only Major League Baseball team in Canada. “I think it’s awesome,” said Harper. “I’d want to come see my favourite team play.” Andy Dunn, the president and minority owner with the Vancouver franchise, said the Canadians partnership is a natural fit that will link Canadian baseball fans across the country. Paul Beeston, the president and CEO of the Toronto Blue Jays, had lofty praise as well. “We wear the Maple Leaf proudly,” he said in a statement. “…we want to bring the game of baseball to all Canadians and reaching out to the youth of this country is an important step in that process. The significant commitment from our alumni is representative of the dedication we have to amateur baseball.” The Honda Super Camp continues to nine more Canadian cities after launching the clinics in Vancouver. The C’s host Everett tonight at 7:05 p.m. and Thursday at 1:05 p.m. mstewart@vancourier.com

collegiate programs around the province, including the varsity team at UBC under Terry McKaig. “The baseball market in Canada, the baseball capital in Canada is British Columbia,” he said, pointing to the Jays, who signed three Canadian draft picks this spring, and the high number of Canucks selected overall. Now with the affiliation linking the two Canadian clubs, Dunn expects to see evermore home-grown talent afforded the chance to advance to the Majors. “We’ve got to make sure we’re scouting these kids, that these kids are getting exposure that they’re getting the looks. […] what we’re really trying to do with the Blue Jays is give the young man who is a baseball player from Canada who 15 years ago would never have had an opportunity like this. “The Blue Jays are making a concerted effort to make sure they scout Vancouver, scout Canada. If they’re going to lose a great player, it better not be a Canadian player.” —MS

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF MARY ELIZABETH MARRIOTT late of Vancouver, British Columbia. All persons having claims against the above estate are required to send full particulars of such claims to the undersigned Executors at 18th Floor, 401 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 5A1 on or before the 29th day of July, 2011 after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed having regard only to claims that have then been received. James David Marriott and Dennis Blair Peterson, Executors BY: Messrs. Lindsay Kenney LLP,Solicitors

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS RE: Estate of NORMAN FERRIER, Deceased, formerly of 2803 East 5th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C. Creditors and others having claims against the estate of NORMAN FERRIER are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the executor c/o Cobbett & Cotton Law Corp. #300 - 410 Carleton Avenue, Burnaby, B.C. V5C 6P6, on or before July 25, 2011 after which date the executor will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the executor then have notice. Randall Edward Cobbett, Executor, Cobbett & Cotton, Solicitors.

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8055

Apt/Condos

1 BACH $495 Immed, Cambie & SW Marine Dr. hardwood, incl hw, 1 yr lease. np, ns, 604-988-4692 1 BR balc. $750. 2 BR, skylights, wd, $1400, Fraser & 51st. NS, NP 1 yr lease, now, 604-576-3868 gchiang@paragonrealty.ca 500 WEST 10th, 2 br +den,1,010 sf 7 appl, indoor pool/sauna/ jacuzzi $1600, nr Canada Line & ammens, np, ns, 604-761-5855 7th & Clark, East Van. Fully Furnished, ideal for student, incls everything, dishes...etc! Lrg 2 BR, hardwood, reno’d. VIEW. Av now. $1400 incls utls. 604-218-7660 BEAUTIFUL SUITES Marpole area. Bach, 1 & 2 BRs. Newer kitchens & baths. H/W flrs, balcony/patio. $800 & up. Incl heat, h/water, 2 appl. 604-327-9419 or 778-855-8666

EBURNE LANDING Housing Co-operative. Available for July 1, 2011, Lrg.1 Bdr. 4th Floor $857.00/ mo. Housing charge incl: heat, hot water, electricity. Share purchase deposit is $1000.00. Pets upon approval. All animals must be spayed or neutered. Dogs must not be over 20lbs. Parking spot available. Participation is MANDATORY and consists of committee meetings, chores and tasks. You must participate a min. of 6 hrs/ person/ unit/ month. You must want to be part of a Community. Applic. found on our website must be completed in full. $25.00 CASH ONLY credit check fee at time of interview. Please provide contact information. Call: (604) 261-0063 or email: grotaru@baywest.ca

6508

Apt/Condos

POCO, 3 BR condo, Shaughnessy/Aktins, 2 full baths, approx 900sf, NS/NP, avail July 15th, $1475/mo, min 1 yr lease, ref’s, call 604-931-4860 ★SUNNY 1 BR Marpole. Van. westside, 3rd flr reno’d, quiet, balcony. heat & h/w incl’d $800. no dogs, July 1. 604-269-6689

6522

Furnished Accommodation

HOMAWAY INNS Specializing in furn accom in the Westend Vancouver at reas rates. call 604-684-7811 or visit www.homawayinns.com

6540

Houses - Rent

40TH/ROSS ST, Main flr 3 BR, lrg livg rm, patio, sep entry, W/D, $1700 incls utls. NS/NP. July 1. 604-879-1454 or 778-389-9925

6450

To place your ad call

604-630-3300

Suites/Partial Houses

6602

1 BDRM bsmt ste in Kerrisdale home July 1st very bright, n/s, n/p, For info please call 604-738-9258 or 604-230-5522 1 br ground level suite, July 1. Newly reno, new appls, own entry, $800 incld utils no wd, ns, np, 59/Windsor 604-779-3712 2 BDRM bsmt ste in new home, 41st & Argyle, nr transit, ammens. $950/mth. no pets, ns, July 1st. 604-720-0798 2 BR bsmt ste, quiet , nr ammens $875 incl utils, ns, np, 10 min walk Skytrain, 5 min to #25 bus. Avail -July 3rd. 604-218-7736

6615

Wanted To Rent

LOOKING FOR bsmt suite/appt Bussing distance to UBC Quiet neat no-party student 778.668.6193 yeemak@telus.net

Turn your clutter into cash with the Classifieds.

Miscellaneous Rentals

CITY LIVING IN a Westcoast setting! Beautiful rentals available now in Wesbrook Village at UBC. Studios, 2-bedrooms and Townhouses. Call 604-228-2025 today, or mail DiscoverWesbrook@ubcproperties.com. www.DiscoverWesbrook.ca/bcy

Find your perfect home at

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Clearing Clutter? Garage Sale Special

10 LINES

21

$

*Includes a Garage Sale Kit & FREE Marketplace Ad

Call

604-630-3300


HOME SERVICES 8160

Lawn & Garden

Moving & Storage

8185

MOVERS.CA

Pianos Flat Rate Estimates Free Experience Priceless STORAGE

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

8205

Paving/Seal Coating

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

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

8220

Plumbing

AVANTI GARDEN SERVICES Spring cleanup, new design, planting, etc. Laura 604-264-0775 EXP. GARDENER. Garden bed mtce, weeding, pruning, new soil or mulch. Ron 604-202-2176 EXPERT PRUNING Cert Arb Ornamental & fruit trees, shrubs,etc Colin Malcolm 604-618-9741 GARDENING BY SUSAN weeding, planting, clean-ups, etc. Please call 604-873-0206 Gardening Services 21 yrs exp. Tree topping, West & Eastside & Rmd. Michael 604-240-2881 Ny Ton Gardening new lawn & yard, trimming, shrubs, hedging, pruning & topping, 604-782-5288

MOST BEAUTIFUL GARDEN patio/balcony consult/install or temp maintain while you vacation Call: (604) 566-3123 WILDHORSEGARDENS.CA ✫Eco Garden Care✫ Free Consultation & Estimates. Call Today! 604-328-4498

8175

Masonry

MASONRY and REPAIRS •Stone Walls •Bricks •Chimneys •Slate Patio/Sidewalk •Fireplaces All Concrete Work & more. George • 604-365-7672

8185

Moving & Storage

Oil Tank Removal

STORMWORKS

● Oil Tank Removal ● Recommended ● Insured ● Reasonable Rates

604-724-3670 Painting/ Wallpaper

8195

A-1 PAINT CO. Summer Special

Book Now! Free Est. - 15 Years Exp. Insured /WCB

604-723-8434

ALLSTAR PAINTING

604-537-4140 www.affordablemoversbc.com

AJK MOVING LTD.

Moving. Storage. Deliveries Local & Long Distance MOVERS.... Residential. Commercial. Industrial. Truck for Clean-ups

604-731-2443 ★ 3 Licensed Plumbers ★ 66 years of exp. 604-830-6617 www.oceansidemechanical.com

PLUMBERS

Water Lines (without digging) Sewer Lines (without digging) Install. Drain tiles. 604-739-2000

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

ROOFING/ RE-ROOFING Leak Repairs & Chimney Repairs

7291234

Since 1989

RENOS • REPAIRS 9129 Shaughnessy St., Van.

732-8453

JACK’S PAINTING, free est.. int. & ext. power washing, work guar. 604-433-0309 ..604-341-3415

TOP Painting & Pressure Wash Res/Comm. Best Rate / Free Est Top Quality! Joe 604-782-1377

8200

Patios/Decks/ Railings

Additions, renos & new const. Concrete forming & framing specialist. Patrick 604-218-3064 ★ BATHROOM SPECIALIST★ Tiles, tub, vanity, plumbing, paint framing. From start to finish. Over 20 yrs exp. Peter 604-715-0030 GET OUT YOUR LIST! We do all the fussy little jobs no one else wants to do. Workmanship & Satisfaction Guaranteed. Est 1983. Ralph 682-8256 BATH/KITCHEN Renos, decks, fencing, home repairs. Home Improvment Centre. 604-240-9081

WWW.RENORITE.COM Bath, Kitchen, Suites & More Save Your Dollars 778-317-1256

8250

Collectibles & Classics

1970 FORD Mustang hardtop Coupe 351 V8 engine 122,000 miles, lime metallic, gd cond. Original owner $12,000. 604-795-9778 victor29@shaw.ca

9125

Domestic

9155

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

2006 LEXUS RX 330, 57K, 1 owner, pearl, beige leather, with well kept, $26,500, 604-990-4522 2008 HYUNDAI Santa Fe, AWD, auto, a/c, leather, moonroof, factory warranty, only 44 K kms, immaculate, $20,500. 604-988-6622

1997 PONTIAC Sunfire GT, 137k, 5spd, a/c, sunroof, exc cond, $2650 obo. 604-946-9224

1999 FORD Taurus, red, good cond, 1 owner, no accidents, full papers. NEW front tires, radiator, hoses, brakes. $3500. 604-767-9305

2000 Chevrolet S-10 custom paint, cadillac tail lgts, chrome rims,plus lots more. Ext set of winter tires/rims. 4cyl, auto, 167k $6900 obo call: 604-461-5491

604-214-0661

SAVE $ 604-228-ROOF (7663)

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

Showroom: 1230 West 75th Ave.

A Eastcan Roofing & Siding Ltd Re-Roof, Repair. Ins. WCB. BBB. 604-562-0957 or 604-961-0324

Don’t Miss THIS! A Save on Roofing - specialize in ★reroof ★ repair★ Fully Ins. Free est. 10% discount 778-892-1266 A Eastwest Roofing & Siding Re-roofing, Gutter, Free Est, BBB Member, 10% disc, Seniors Disc, 604-812-9721, 604-783-6437 AT YOUR HOME ROOFING Van division. New roofs & repairs. WCB Insured 604-340-7189 Crown Roofing & Drainage Residental Div. Roofing installations & repairs. 604-327-3086 JORGENSEN ROOFING 3 Generations since 1945! Specializing in Residential Roofs REECE • 604-518-7278

8255

Tree Services

MAGNOLIA TREE Service & Landscape Fence install, yard reno’s, excavating, irrigation

Rubbish Removal

8335

Window Cleaning

Alliance

2000 CHRYSLER CIRRUS, 2 year air care, no repairs needed. Hidden hitch for a bike. Economical 4 cylinder, good commuter or student car. Power group, a/c, ipod aux in with aftermarket deck. One owner. Call Pat 604-889-6612.

Windows & Gutter Cleaning • Professional Power Washing • Gutter Cleaning • Window Cleaning done by hand • Contract Pricing • Will Beat Any Reputable Estimate

2010 Ford Focus A/C, CD, 33K, pwr locks, AUTO, Sirius Radio Console Only $11,990 OBO (604) 858-0120

Work Done by Professionals

Call Steve

604-723-2526 References Available

White Rose Window Cleaning Windows Cleaned Inside & Outside Gutters Cleared & Cleaned FREE ESTIMATES

1995 Ford Taurus Automatic 109,000 kms Well maintained, very good condition AC Auto Snow tires included $1,800 Call: (604) 261-0687

9145

2004 Mazda B4000 4x4 Ext CAB 135k kms, 4.0L, 5 spd, a/c p/w p/l cruise, cd. $10,000 604-617-7078

9160

Sports & Imports

2004 ACURA TL, beautiful cond, 118 k, leather, awesome stereo, no acc, new tires,garage prkd, all records, $12,000. 604-948-4920

2000 HONDA Accord SE silver grey, 4 door, 4cyl. automatic, antitheft, ac, cruise, CD, AirCare, winter/summer tires, 168,000Kms all records, $5900, 604-924-9301

2008 Toyota Yaris 4 Dr HB $13,500 Automatic, Conv Pkg, 18,000 kms,A/C, Tilt steering, AntiTheft, Driver side airbag, CD player, AM/FM radio

Scrap Car Removal

604-274-0285

Waters Home Maintenance Window Cleaning, also gutters. Free est. 604-738-6606

Fully Insured 20 years experience Call 604Free Estimates

Cash for junk cars! $100 to $1000 Ask about our $500 Credit!

Visit our website @ www.surreyscrap.com Free tow, no wheels, no papers no problem! Hassle free friendly service. 2 hr service in most areas.

604 628 9044

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

REMOVAL OF JUNK CARS & APPLIANCES

A.J.K. MOVING Ltd. Special truck for clean-ups. Any size job Lic#32839 604-875-9072

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

9515

Boats

✫ CASH ✫

FOR SOME CARS!!! CALL: 604-880-8420 or 604-277-9021

DISPOSAL BINS: Starting at $99 + dump fees. Call 604-306-8599 www.disposalking.com

RUBBISH REMOVAL

1996 Mazda MX-6 LS Manual 186,000 kms snroof, pwr wndws/ lks, v-6, 5-spd, 2dr, rear defrst, subwfer, cstm stereo, exlnt cond. $2,999 (778) 988-4072

Find an electrician under Home Services

THE SCRAPPER SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES

Any project,

BIG

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Find all the help you need in the Home Services section

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

9155

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

17.5’ CANAVENTURE 90hp outboard Merc Deep V, roadrunner trailer, runs excellent. $3300 obo. 604-889-6409

9522

RV’s/Trailers

1993 TERRY 25’ 5th wheel, air & many extras too much to list. To be seen is to be appreciated. Selling for health reasons. Phone 604-792-3403 for appt 1999 24' Coach Motor Home, 124,000 km, very clean, fridge, stove, slps 6, furnace, Pls call 604-619-5214

Roofing

AFFORDABLE QUALITY ROOFING LTD. “We Keep you Dry”

Spring merSpecial Sum Special *

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604-708-8850

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

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

(604) 875-9072 873-5292

• Includes all Taxes • Licenced & Insured • Professional Piano Movers

Certified Plumber & Gas Fitter

FAIRWAY PAINTING

garage, basement, backyard.

Experienced Movers ~ 2 Men $55 ~

Tel: 604-931-7575

Cell: 604-612-4347

RENOVATIONS

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

BESTWAY MOVERS experienced & reliable. ...you deserve the best!! 778-839-6271

• PLUMBING • HEATING • GAS FITTING • RESTORATION

drytech.ca

9110

PTV HOME RENOVATIONS All types of Reno’s. Est 1995. 25% off Tile. Call 778-235-1772

8315

A+A+A+A+A+A+A+A+A+A

Insured/WCB

Exterior & Interior Painting WCB, Good Prices, Free Ests PETER 604 812 8900

Seniors Discount

www.crownroofgutters.ca

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ENTERPRISE Mechanical Systems

Tiling

A to Z CERAMIC TILES Installation, Repairs, Fair Prices Free Est. 444-4715 cel 805-4319

Visit us online to receive a special discount:

778-997-9582

Licenced & Insured Local & Long Distance

FREE ESTIMATES

Quality Home Improvement ★ Stucco ★ All Kinds. No Job Too Big or Small. 604-725-8925

Call for a free estimate:

drytech.ca

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

45

ALL STUCCO, chimney and cement work. Professional, inexpensive reliable and fast 604-715-2071

1.877.602.7346

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

INTERIOR & EXTERIOR SPECIALS

Stucco/Siding/ Exterior

EW27

AUTOMOTIVE

Omnifine Retractable Screen Door & Window, Awning, Blind www.omnifine.com 604-340-1136

8300

All types of Roofing Over 35 Years in Business Call now for Free Estimates

Tried & True Since 1902

Quality Work You Can Trust!

DVK PAINTING LTD. Call Dave Int/Ext. Res/Comm. Quality work. Great rates. WCB. 604-354-2930

We accept Visa, Mastercard & Interac

Licensed, Insured & Bonded Lic. Plumbers & Gas Fitters Over 20 years Experience Custom Renovations to Small Repairs

604-312-6311

15% OFF

AFFORDABLE MOVING 1 to 3 Men

• • • •

TwoGuysWithATruck.ca Moving, Storage, Free EST 604-628-7136. Visa, OK

8193

Screens

8309

A+A+A+A+A+A+

AFFORDABLE RATES Expert lawn,hedge & garden care Free est.. Greg 604-267-0373

#1 Roofing Company in BC

SALES@ PATTARGROUP.COM

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604-723-2468; T. TRAN, New lawns, grass cuts, hedging, pruning, weeding, cleanup. Reliable

8270

Roofing

WWW.PATTARGROUP.COM

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

WEE HAUL Moving/Rubbish Removal Low Rates. 778-968-3001

8250

604-588-0833

AMIGO'S MOVING. Delivery. Storage. No Job too Small or Big. Clean up, Garage, Basement. Call 604-782-9511

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

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 2011 THE VANCOUVER COURIER

2005 FORD F150 Lairet 4x4, 130k kms, loaded, A/C, no accid, exc cond. $16,000 604-782-1377

2005 29FT JaycoTrailer. like new, Awning, storage, slide, ac, $16,000obo in Chilliwack, used once.. 604-997-9201

2005 VOLVO XC90 gold, turbo, AWD, low k, exc cond, all records, must see $21,000. 778-549-8664

30FT ELDORADO Class A, 58, 000 mi, very clean, exc cond. $7,990 Call 604-465-8255

WE WE PAY PAY THE THEHST! HST!

• Sunrooms • Aluminum patio/deck covers • Aluminum railings • Glass railings • Aluminum fencing • Auto gates Free Estimates 604-521-2688

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*A discount equivalent to the HST will be given, call for details.

25 Years in Business 25 Years workmanship warranty CALL FOR A FREE ESTIMATE

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THE VANCOUVER COURIER WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 2011

Your Original

Food Store

Non-Medicated

Chicken WingPasck

98

¢

3

$ 17 /lb. $6.99kg.

3

$

Natural Raised Beef

Short Ribs

Striploin Steaks

12

99 $ /lb. $8.80kg.

Black Forest Large Peruvian Ham Avocadoes

1

1

$ 09 California

Lemons

3 for

$ 39

/100g

Canadian Beef

Top Sirloin Steaks

69 $

/lb. $27.98kg.

Certified Organic

From the Deli

Heritage Whole Chickens

Potatoes

Family

Natural Raised Beef

Fresh Non-Med icated

B.C. Nugget

each

w Ne Granville

2

99 /lb. $6.59kg.

Fresh

Sweet & Sour Style

$

Green Beans

3

$ 19 /lb. $7.03kg

2

49 /lb. $5.49kg.

99 9

6

1

$ 39

/lb. $5.71kg.

3.78L

18

99

case of 12x946mls +Dep & Eco Fee

/lb. $13.21kg.

Head Lettuce

$ 59 Santa Cruz

99

California

On The Vine

99 $ 99 $ 340gr.

5

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B.C. Tomatoes

Granny’s Liquid Organics Laundry Island Coffee Lemonades 2x Concentrate Beans & Ground Assorted Flavours

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Sockeye Salmon

Certified Organic

2

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each

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Vancouver Courier June 29 2011  

Vancouver Courier June 29 2011

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