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Property owner takes poll to find right business Former tenant was a barber Cheryl Rossi Staff writer

Josh Michnik and property owner Michael Leung want the public’s ideas for 243 Union St.

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Michael Leung and Josh Michnik want the community to decide what kind of business will open in a vacant space on Union Street between Main and Gore. Leung, who owns the 600-square-foot commercial space, and Michnik, who is the co-owner of a fashion boutique nearby, are polling the community and potential patrons through their This Space project. They launched their polling website Sept. 19 and received more than 200 responses by Sept. 26, when a restaurant was in the lead with 41 per cent of the votes. The other choices are retail, local service or other.

Leung said This Space will progress to the next question once they have received 1,000 responses. Michnik, who opened the fashion boutique Charlie and Lee in the neighbouring V6A condo development in April, wanted to have some control over what opened in Leung’s commercial space, which is on the ground floor of a B.C. Housing building at 243 Union St. He spent a week trying to devise the perfect business idea to pitch to Leung, who is a friend of a friend. But he couldn’t think of anything that really resonated. Then his fiancée and business partner Kleah Graham came up with an idea. See LACK on page 4

B.C. Place workers considering strike action Thursday vote won’t affect stadium’s reopening on Friday Bob Mackin Contributing writer

When B.C. Place Stadium reopens Friday, its unionized workers could be counting the hours until they walk off the job. Members of the B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union Lo-

cal 1703 will vote Thursday on whether to give negotiators the power to declare a strike. BCGEU spokeswoman Karen Tankard said the union wants a new collective bargaining agreement, not a strike. “It’s not our intention to issue the 72-hour strike notice anyway, it is something we will have in our [bar-

gaining] arsenal,” Tankard said. Tankard said B.C. Lions and Vancouver Whitecaps’ fans can rest assured the teams’ first matches in the stadium won’t be affected. The Lions return to host the Edmonton Eskimos Friday at 7:30 p.m., while the Whitecaps play their first Major

League soccer game downtown against the Portland Timbers Sunday at 1:30 p.m. Thursday’s 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. voting at the Hyatt Regency was announced after Local 1703 members met Sept. 23. Tankard said Monday, “we have no response” from employer B.C.

Pavilion Corporation since the announcement. “This is all about job security,” she said. “B.C. Place management wants to downgrade some of the jobs to part-time and management has contracted some of our security work to Genesis Security.” See JOB on page 4


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Job security, not money, union’s main concern

Continued from page 1 No pay raise is on the table because of the government-wide wage freeze. Tradespeople, building and event maintenance workers earn $29.59 per hour under the four-year contract that expired May 31. At the lowend, event housekeepers and hosts earn $13.99 per hour.

New workers get 15 per cent less until their pay is toppedup with a retention bonus after achieving 100 hours. “It’s not money, it’s job security,” Tankard said. “The workers are subject to the provincial government mandate. They have to serve it for two years.” PavCo, according to a pre-

pared statement, “has no comment on the strike vote, or any other aspect of the ongoing negotiation process.” Scheduled sessions with mediator Mark Brown ended Sept. 8, but informal talks continued. If B.C. Place events are disrupted, games could be shifted back to Empire Field.

Crews from Nussli, the Switzerland-based supplier of the temporary grandstands, are expected to begin the dismantling job in October. The Whitecaps lost their last scheduled match there on Sept. 24 to the Seattle Sounders but are training there three times this week. Whitecaps chief executive

Paul Barber said the club is “totally focused” on moving to B.C. Place. “For us it’s business as usual,” Barber said. “We’re keeping in close touch with the guys at PavCo for any information. It’s not our dispute, we’re not involved in it.” Government intervened to solve a short-lived B.C.

Place strike in February 2005 that delayed a boat show set-up. Meanwhile, Sarah McLachlan will sing “O Canada” before Friday’s Lions’ kickoff. A Patrick Roberge Productions halftime show will celebrate the new era for the building that opened in 1983. 2010goldrush@gmail.com

Lack of business experience not stopping This Space owner Continued from page 1 She wished there was a way they could ask members of the community what they wanted, and the community-driven forprofit business project was born. Leung returned home to Vancouver after doing development work for a non-profit in Afghanistan and bought two properties on Union as an investment. The space at the centre of their project was vacated by a barbershop this summer. Leung welcomed Michnik’s suggestion. “It’s a pretty innovative idea and we’re getting a lot of feed-

back to that effect, not only from Vancouver, but also from other cities,” Leung said. “At the end of the day, we’re just trying to start a small business with private money but to have community input.” Leung, 38, will bankroll the start of the business, which must be an enterprise he deems viable. He has never run a business and possesses no expertise in the restaurant industry. “It’ll be a lot of firsts,” he said. The 200-block of Union Street is home to the Jimi Hendrix Shrine, Hogan’s Alley Cafe, a few boutiques, an insurance company, a

“AT THE END OF THE DAY, WE’RE JUST TRYING TO START A SMALL BUSINESS WITH PRIVATE MONEY BUT TO HAVE COMMUNITY INPUT.” Michael Leung

rollerblade shop and a bike shop. Michnik and Leung are open to suggestions from local residents as well as those who would be destination patrons, like the foodies who flock to the nearby Campagnolo and Bao Bei restaurants. Leung hopes to open for busi-

ness in February, employ local residents and support community gardens, park restorations or homeless shelters with a portion of the venture’s proceeds. Michnik, whose background is in art direction and design for commercials and film, says thinking about a business project in-

spired by the community has changed him. “I was more about making things look good and pretty—that was my main focus,” the 28-yearold said. “But since working on this project and seeing how you can engage a community to do something like this, and building something that’s sustainable is really interesting. I will probably be going more into this kind of work, a little more than branding a restaurant to make it look good.” For more information, see thisspace.ca. crossi@vancourier.com Twitter: @Cheryl_Rossi

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So Suzanne Anton wants a downtown streetcar network. You probably heard about the NPA mayoral candidate’s pitch last week as part of her ongoing campaign to knock Gregor Robertson off the tracks that run to the mayor’s chair. If elected Nov. 19, Anton has promised to get to work on a plan that would see a streetcar network running from Granville Island to Waterfront Station, with stops at the Olympic Village, Science World and Chinatown. Sounds wonderful. But how much will it cost? That’s not clear but Anton has recommended a “public-private partnership.” Why does this all sound familiar? Because it is. As my nine-year-old records show, politicians were talking about a downtown streetcar when Larry Campbell was mayor from 2002 to 2005. In fact, council is on record of wanting a downtown streetcar system since 1999. More presently, let’s say Oct. 4, 2006, I wrote a story based on a city staff report that estimated a streetcar network from Granville

If she becomes mayor, Suzanne Anton says she’d get a streetcar network rolling, similar to the one that ran to and file photo Dan Toulgoet from Granville Island during the Olympics. That’s not what she said five years ago. Island to the downtown waterfront would cost up to $200 million—a shorter route from Granville Island to Science World came in around $60 million. That was in 2006 dollars, people. The report recommended up to 50 per cent of the cost of either network—short or long—should be paid with outside money. That would be senior levels of government and the private sector.

At the time of the report, I interviewed Anton, who was first elected to council in 2005. I asked her about city staff’s request to spend $300,000 to have consultants develop a detailed design of the shorter line and a maintenance facility. Anton said she wasn’t prepared to say which way she would vote on the request (she voted in favour, the minutes show) and pointed to

other priorities such as alleviating the congestion at the Commercial and Broadway transit hub. That congestion, as anybody who has stood waiting for a bus or tried to transfer SkyTrains knows, still exists and is a lot worse than it was five years ago when Anton was talking about it. Her thoughts in 2006: “That’s our Port Mann Bridge,” she said, referring to the conges-

tion that occurs on the bridge that links Coquitlam and Surrey. “I really don’t know that we can devote a lot of money to the downtown streetcar without solving our Broadway corridor issue.” Now what’s she saying? First of all, a streetcar network is “likely to pay for itself within a decade of operation,” she claimed in the press bumph she released at her announcement last week. And… to the politics: “Gregor Robertson and Vision Vancouver have allowed this important public transit and economic development opportunity to disappear since the successful 2010 Winter Olympic showcase,” she said, referring to the streetcar demonstration project during the Games. “The downtown streetcar network will do more to make Vancouver the world’s greenest city than any current Vision plans which are more about style than real results for the environment.” And… to Vision’s retort: “The reality is that the previous NPA council committed the city to $9 million in capital investment for the 2010 Games streetcar pilot project with no idea when or if the entire system could be built,” wrote Vision Coun. Geoff Meggs on his blog. “The rusting tracks are a monument to that ‘no real plan, no real budget, fingers crossed’ approach. It was a great ride for eight weeks.” mhowell@vancourier.com Twitter: @Howellings

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Liquor board did not predict riot: VPD Almost three months after the Stanley Cup riot erupted downtown, the Vancouver Police Department continues to defend itself amid allegations that police knew a riot was inevitable. The department took the unusual step Sept. 22 to issue a statement after media reports suggested the B.C. Liquor Control and Licensing Board warned the VPD a riot was coming. “As difficult as it may be for some to hear, the VPD had no creditable information from anyone that a riot was about to occur,” the statement said. “If anyone in the media had information to that effect, we would welcome them to come forward and explain why they never shared it.” The VPD’s statement came after documents released Sept. 21 revealed concerns from the liquor board about an escalation in drunken, rowdy crowds during the Vancouver Canucks run to the Stanley Cup Final. In a June 12 document drafted three days before the riot erupted, Karen Ayers of the liquor board indicated she was worried about possible “pre-riotous behaviour” for Game 6 between the Vancouver Canucks and Boston Bruins.

The riot occurred after the Canucks lost to the Bruins in Game 7, which was played at Rogers Arena and watched by thousands of people on huge screens a few blocks from the rink. “It is being reported that the documents contained information from [the liquor board] warning the VPD that there was public drinking that could make crowd conditions unsafe,” the statement continued. “The information in those documents actually came from the VPD and other first responders.” Const. Lindsey Houghton, VPD media spokesperson, said the term “preriotous behaviour” was Ayers’ choice of words. Her description was based on a conference call with police and emergency officials. The VPD said most of the reporting on the riot and aftermath has been “accurate and insightful” but some has been “misleading and inflammatory.” “We are concerned about stories created that choose to inflame the rhetoric based on wrong information, as we were originally concerned by stories and reporters who beat the drum most loudly inciting crowds to gather in the first place,” said the statement, which didn’t name reporters or media outlets.” The role liquor played in the riot was covered in riot reviews conducted by the VPD, the city and a B.C.-gov-

ernment review authored by Douglas Keefe and John Furlong. Dr. Patricia Daly, chief medical health officer for Vancouver Coastal Health, told city council earlier this month that alcohol consumption in B.C. was increasing faster than the rest of Canada. Daly provided statistics that showed consumption increased from 475 drinks per year to 525 between 1998 and 2008. And 25 per cent of “underage youth” reported binge drinking at least once a month. In a 2005 study, males 20 to 34 years old were found to be the most at risk of binge drinking, with 45 per cent of this age group reporting monthly binge drinking. Alcohol is also more available in B.C. than previous years, stemming from the partial privatization of liquor stores in the province. The number of stores increased from 786 in 2002 to 1,294 in 2008. Daly successfully requested city council implement a municipal alcohol policy for special events that must include third party liability insurance, safe transportation of patrons, enforcement and security. Daly also recommended considering airport-style screening at transit hubs during large events. The VPD made the same recommendation in its riot review. mhowell@vancourier.com Twitter: @Howellings

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Members of the Kerrisdale Community Centre’s facilities renewal committee say the community photo Dan Toulgoet centre, built on a swamp and sinking, is long past its due date. the Kerrisdale pool, while 60 per cent have used the ice rink (86 per cent of the rinks users have children) and 79 per cent strongly support using city funds to build a new community centre with pool. According to the 75-page survey, there were no significant differences in results by gender, household income or ethnicity, though

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the infrastructure at the Kerrisdale Community Centre is rotting, the change rooms next to the pool stink and the building itself is sinking because it was built on a swamp. Heath fears there’s a misconception Kerrisdale is full of wealthy residents who don’t need the services offered by a community

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Members of the Kerrisdale Community Centre’s Facilities Renewal Committee are disappointed there’s no money in the park board’s proposed 2012-2014 capital plan to replace that community’s aging community centre, ice arena and pool. Committee chair Chris Heath says that community’s ice arena and swimming pool are in desperate need of replacement. The Kerrisdale Arena was built in 1949, while the swimming pool was added to the community centre in 1956. “Both facilities are well past their sell-by date,” says Heath. “And neither would withstand an earthquake. This community centre is supposed to be an emergency refuge, but this would be the case of survivors having to save the rescuers.” He said both facilities are much needed. The committee recently hired the Mustel Research Group to conduct a survey of the Kerrisdale community and its recreation needs. Highlights of the survey’s findings include 68 per cent of the 300 residents polled belong to a community centre, club or organization that offers recreational facilities, 56 per cent have used

centre. He says the results of the Mustel survey show otherwise. “Not everyone in Kerrisdale is wealthy,” says Heath. “They have to understand this is a community that needs services, too.” Vision Vancouver park board chair Aaron Jasper says he’s aware of the need for new recreation facilities in Kerrisdale, but said repairing or replacing one component of the centre at a time no longer makes sense. Instead, community centres are integrating services with other city departments. The new Mount Pleasant facility not only includes a community centre but also a library and social housing. The planned Marpole Community Centre, part of which is included in the 2012-2014 capital plan, will include a library. “We’re hesitant to upgrade the pool when the whole campus needs replacing,” says Jasper. “We’re looking at these projects with a new lens that includes renewing everything together on the same site.” Jasper notes Kerrisdale is not the only community centre or group looking for money for facilities renewal or replacement. “The Mount Pleasant group wants a replacement pool and Britannia needs money too,” says Jasper. “It’s a challenge. It’s going to take some time, so we’re asking the residents of Kerrisdale to bear with us.” sthomas@vancourier.com Twitter: @sthomas10


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I attended a workshop last Thursday as part of Social Media Week, an event that offered free workshops to bloggers, public relations types, new-media gurus and journalists. As I grabbed a seat in a lecture hall at UBC Robson Square in anticipation of “Journalism 2.0,” I watched as dozens of other lecture attendees settled into their seats and pulled out their laptops, notebooks, iPads, iPhones, BlackBerries and other smartphones. Journalism 2.0 is the term used to describe the melding of journalism with technologies such as blogging and social networking. Even though it’s what I do every day, I had to look the definition up online, but please don’t tell anyone or I might lose my Facebook membership. In fact, the good news about Journalism 2.0 is that I can now check my Facebook page often during the work day with no hassles from The Man, or “Barry,” as our editor likes to be called, because it’s all considered part of the job. Looking around the room during the onehour panel discussion, followed by a one-hour Q&A period, I noticed the woman in front of me was sending and replying to emails, a guy one row down and to my left was working on what appeared to be a novel, and a young man several rows below seemed to be completing homework. Meanwhile, everyone else in the room appeared to be tweeting furiously from their gadget of choice. I’m a pretty good multitasker, but for one hour I felt I should give the panelists—who, BTW, had volunteered their time—my undivided attention. But not hav-

sandrathomas ing my phone in my hand made me feel like I wasn’t properly participating, so I pulled it out of my bag to tweet, make a grocery list and possibly play a couple of rounds of Wheel of Fortune on Facebook. To my horror, the battery was dead. The shame was overwhelming. Seriously, do I really care so little for my phone and its endless amount of applications that I actually let the battery run dry? Hoping no one noticed, I slid it back into my bag, where it lay as useless as the notepad and pen I had brought but was too ashamed to use. I didn’t agree with everything I heard at Journalism 2.0, but Lisa Christiansen from CBC Radio made one point I absolutely empathized with—that Twitter allows her to immediately find out who hates her. (Cue nasty Twitter comments now.) It was also discussed that so long as you in-

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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2011 THE VANCOUVER COURIER

opinion NEW CRIME LAWS DON’T GO FAR ENOUGH

Painful truth: I’ll show you what a real crime is I was perusing (I peruse more often than you might think) some of the federal government’s new crime legislation this week. The government is hauling a nine-part anti-crime bill into the House of Commons this fall, covering young offenders, house arrest, sex crimes, pardons, victim rights, terrorism, and human trafficking. You’d think this would cover everything. I mean, previous governments have already ruled things like arson, murder, and dwarf tossing illegal. But no, the government is already saying that there is more to come. More crimes will be crushed, more crooks punished! Well, I certainly hope they’ll be expanding the scope of the justice system to a few of my pet peeves. If you agree with me, cut out this column and mail it to your MP, as encouragement to add these items to the next crime bill! •Eating grapes in the supermarket Oh, the horror. These scofflaws steal grapes one by one, twisting each spheroid off its assigned stem, and concealing the evidence in their mouth. Their accomplices, the tongue and teeth, then dispose of the evidence, hiding it in the alimentary canal. This theft likely costs grocery stores everywhere in the tens, maybe the dozens of dollars every year! Recommended sentence: perpetrator is placed in the depths of Tartarus, with delicious grapes hanging just out of reach. Also, $50 grape replacement fine. • Seagull impersonation Everyone loves seagulls, right? Their mellifluous calls, their beautiful plumage, their dainty eating habits and shy demeanor. Unfortunately, this has led to many people impersonating gulls in recent years. If you see a row of three gulls sitting on a rooftop, it’s likely at least one of them is actually a human, squeezed into a tiny feather suit and wearing a wooden beak. It’s embarrassing for the gulls and the humans. Recommended sentence: up to 50 lashes with a feather duster. •Car replacement This one is personal for me, because it’s happened to me at least five times in the last year. Car thieves have become so cunning that when they take a car, they leave a perfect replica behind to fool the owner. Although made of papier maché, white glue, and spun sugar, the replacements are

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matthewclaxton quite convincing, and will actually run. It’s only when the car melts in the rain that you find out you’ve become a victim. Recommended sentence: while the thieves sleep, take all the furniture in their homes, replace it with origami paper replicas. • Bear tickling The latest hipster fad, sure to be denounced by PETA, is to head into the woods or suburbs, find a bear, and tickle it unmercifully. This evil pastime allows the perpetrator to enjoy the laughter of bears, one of the sweetest sounds known to man (after the cries of seagulls). Worse, as we all know, bears have no means of defending themselves against humans since the Foam Rubber Claws and Teeth bill of 2003 came into effect. Recommended sentence: perp is tossed naked into a giant burlap sack filled with feathers, then shaken by a giant paint mixer. Each violation means 20 minutes in the Tickletronic 9000. • Dadaist or surrealist humour Too many writers these days employ twisted logic, self-referential meta-narratives, and just plain weird crap when trying to make people laugh. It tends to be caused by looming deadlines, but that is no excuse. It must stop now! Recommended sentence: death. • Making up words Shakespeare is credited with creating numerous new words, while working late into the night in his laboratory, hunched over a beaker filled with chemicals. But Shakespeare was an accredited wordsmith (or WordeSmithe, as he spelled it) and he had permission from the Crown to fiddle with English. Modern word creators have no such right, and must be stopped. Who, after all, does not cringe when clumsy, obviously fake words such as “munificent,” “hecatomb,” or “remunerate” are thrown about? Recommended sentence: The offender will be disemvoweled, publicly strppd f vwls. mclaxton@langleyadvance.com

Hana, one of three Pacific white-sided dolphins at the Vancouver Aquarium, did not come from a Japanese dolphin hunt, say aquarium officials. file photo Dan Toulgoet To the editor: Re: “Seals, dolphins, students collide,” Sept. 23. I wanted to take the time to clarify inaccurate statements in the column “Seals, dolphins, students collide.” The Vancouver Aquarium is recognized worldwide for its high standards of animal care and, in particular, our expertise in caring for marine mammals. The Aquarium is a member of the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums, an international organization that condemns the inhumane killing of dolphins and other cetaceans in the Japanese drive fisheries. The message of The Cove, that drive fisheries must stop, echoes our position and that of likeminded, credible institutions. Members of the Alliance do not support, fund, or acquire animals from drive fisheries. Unfortunately, there has been and continues to be a great deal of misinformation being circulated about where the animals from the drive fishery end up. It’s completely false that any of these animals are being exported to North America. There is not

a single dolphin from the drive fishery in any aquarium that is accredited by the Canadian Association of Zoos and Aquariums or the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums (International). Our three Pacific white-sided dolphins did not come from the Japanese drive fishery nor were they purchased. They were rescued as badly injured animals from fixed fishing nets along the east coast of Japan, and would not have survived in the wild. Those same dolphins are now helping aquarium researchers understand how dolphins perceive nets—a study we hope will lead to the development of dolphin safe nets, ultimately protecting other wild dolphins from a similar fate. The stories of our rescued dolphins help to inspire personal action to conserve our natural world. Our dedicated staff and volunteers are proud of the excellent work we do every day, from wildlife rescue to shoreline cleanups. Clint Wright, Senior Vice-President and General Manager Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre

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Charity bins play vital role for non profits YOUR opinion

To the editor: Re: “Donated books for charity sold for profit online,” Sept. 2. A timely article. On my way down Main Street to Habitat For Humanity to donate a door, I noticed the mess at the bins at 37th and Main. On my way back, I heard the piece on CBC about the bins in Champlain Heights and now your article in the Courier with a picture of the very bins I noticed. Thanks for bringing this situation to the attention of your readers and city staff. I know city staff will work on improving the situation with due haste while trying not to penalize the charitable organizations. Peter Cawsey, Vancouver

••• To the editor: Informative series on the donation boxes for the clothing and books. I have been on the board for a not-for-profit organization and many on our team were volunteers. Value Village and other companies who pay for clothing by the pound play an essential part in our community to provide real dollars supplementing non profits during a time of dwindling government grants. This money is needed to supply services such as food banks, relocation, housing and counselling. The “feel good” factor may dwindle when one realizes that the bag of clothing left for “char-

ity” on the front porch or in a drop box will be sold for profit in a big box store but it shouldn’t deter people from continuing to do so. Many charities simply do not have the resources to pick up donated goods and deliver them to the recipient directly. One can be assured, though, that the revenue a legitimate charity receives from “for profit” companies like Value Village will be put to use for programs in our community that otherwise would not be able to exist. This symbiotic relationship serves us all well and lessens the load on our landfills. Morry Gaerber, Vancouver

Free parking for motorcycles is ‘ridiculous’ To the editor:

Re: “Motorcycle lobby pushes for free parking in Vancouver,” Aug. 30.

The defense is absolutely ridiculous. A motorcycle will only seat two people. So if a car can transport five people, then the emission saving should be calculated as such. Some

motorcycles are so loud on the road, it’s unbearable. What about people driving hybrids and electric cars, shouldn’t they get a break from the high parking prices? Adele Tompkins is selling, but I’m not buying it. Billie Leung, Vancouver

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Volunteer suspects charity bins ‘popping up like mushrooms’ responsible for decline

Library group sees sharp drop in book donations Sandra Thomas Staff writer

A volunteer with Friends of the Vancouver Public Library suspects the blue book bins scattered across the city are at least in part to blame for increasingly fewer donations to the non-profit organization, which raises funds for programs such as the VPL’s Writer in Residence and Writing and Book Camp.

Karen Cannon told the Courier while she has no proof the proliferation of blue book bins across the city is contributing to a drop in donations to Friends of the VPL, she believes a connection makes sense. “The number of bins is growing exponentially and the number of donations we’re receiving is dropping,” said Cannon, who supervises the sorting and pricing of books and

audiovisual items donated for the book sale. “Those bins are popping up like mushrooms.” Friends of the VPL is in the midst of its donation drive for the sale held annually in October. Cannon said while at this point in the drive the organization would typically have between 18 to 20 pallets of books, CDs and DVDs, it currently has 12. “Last year we had a good 25 per cent fewer donations

and it looks like the same thing is happening now,” said Cannon. The Courier recently checked out a blue book bin in an alley near East 41st Avenue and Main Street, and it was packed almost to the top with hundreds of books. A Courier story published earlier this month noted the bins are owned by Thrift Recycling Management, a for-profit company based in Tacoma,

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Talks on for Comox-Helmcken greenway Cheryl Rossi Staff writer

Consultation about a green corridor for pedestrians and cyclists that would connect Stanley Park more directly to False Creek is underway. Workshops to discuss the Comox-Helmcken Greenway started Sept. 17. The route stretches along Comox Street from Stanley Park to Burrard, where it shifts to Helmcken Street. The route splits at Richards Street so travellers can continue along Helmcken through Yaletown, where sloping brick sidewalks can be difficult for some to navigate, or follow Richards Street south to Drake Street and then south along Drake to the Seaside Greenway and ferries across False Creek. The greenway was adopted by city council in the 1995 Vancouver Greenways Plan and in the 2002 Downtown Transportation Plan with input from the community. Jerry Dobrovolny, director of transportation for the city, said work is only starting on the downtown greenway now because other routes, including an east-west connector along 37th Avenue and the link from False Creek to the Fraser River along Ontario Street, were established first. In addition to general support for walking and cycling routes that could be used by people of any age and ability, Dobrovolny said the city’s heard concerns about the potential loss of street parking and loading zones and potential conflicts between pedestrians, cyclists and motorists. Half of the initial workshops on the ComoxHelmcken route have concentrated on input

from seniors who want numerous places to sit and rest, particularly on hills, smooth sidewalks for wheelchairs and scooters, lighting that would make them feel comfortable to go out at night, access to bathrooms and adequate street crossing times. The city will host workshops at three area schools next month. Residents can complete an online survey at vancouver.ca. Michelle Fortin, spokesperson for the West End Mayor’s Advisory Committee, notes residents in a recent survey said transit, improved safety for pedestrians, cyclists and drivers and more green space were key concerns. She wonders how motorists who regularly use Comox will feel about the plans, but she notes many residents of the West End don’t drive. “One of the things that people have talked about over the years has been bus transport up Nelson Street, for instance, and it may be that greening one [route] allows an opportunity to have another be more of a transit route,” Fortin said. Public consultation will continue over the fall and winter with project approval expected in spring 2012. If approved, construction on the greenway would begin next fall. “I’m excited about the locations that it wants to link,” Dobrovolny said. “One of our real goals now is to promote active transportation, promote walking and cycling. The catchphrase is for all ages and abilities, and that’s key, from the disabled community to children to seniors, making it easier for them to get out, meet their neighbours and enjoy their neighbourhoods.” crossi@vancourier.com Twitter: @Cheryl_Rossi

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Crews rushing to seal B.C. Place Stadium’s roof were delayed by early fall wind and rain storms that drenched the inside of the $563-million renovation project. Each of the 36 fixed fabric roof panels must be stretched and welded together to be watertight. As of Monday, six were unfinished. “[It’s] not a leak; roof not finished just yet,” said B.C. Pavilion Corporation spokesman Trevor Pancoust by email. “Still sealing up the remaining gaps in roof this week, so water from rain wasn’t unexpected.” Based on the experience of the first stadium to use this retractable technology, B.C. Lions’ fans may or may not want to consider rain jackets for Friday’s reopening. Patrik Meyer, general manager of Commerzbank Arena in Frankfurt, Germany, said there were issues with the sealing and tensity of the retractable roof when the retrofitted soccer stadium opened in 2005. Pools of water formed on the roof, leading to leaks. “One big problem was at the beginning,” Meyer said in a September 2010 interview. “To tighten the roof was not working properly, so sometimes we had water, ‘bathtubs’ building. Then, of course, there’s emergency exits in the roof built in, we had some problems with water coming through the roof. That has been fixed in the first year.” Meyer said the roof technology offers “very good

weather protection” but is no substitute for a fixed roof that covers the entire stadium. The installation of roofing fabric at B.C. Place was originally scheduled to begin in February but was delayed until June. The construction schedule was shuffled after the late installation of cables. Quebec-based steel contractor Structal blamed French cable subcontractor Freyssinet. Structal’s parent, Canam Group, reported a $25 million cost overrun to its shareholders in April. On Tuesday morning, Environment Canada forecast cloudy weather with 40 percent chance of showers on Friday. B.C. Pavilion Corporation officials have said they do not plan to open or close the roof during events. If there is any hint of rain, it is possible management could play it safe and simply keep the roof shut all day Friday to avoid comparisons with the embarrassing June 3, 1989 opening night of Toronto’s $570 million SkyDome, now called Rogers Centre. The vinyl polymer-covered steel roof was already leaking before it was ordered open amid a rainstorm. Attendees began leaving early and several performers were injured and their costumes ruined when they slipped and fell on the rain-soaked stage. B.C. Place’s interior webcam, as of Tuesday morning, continued to display an image from 1:45 p.m. on Sept. 20. Officials say it was turned off so that network and electrical systems could be re-routed. 2010goldrush@gmail.com

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CHAIRING THE EXHIBITION: SEATTLE-BASED RUBBISH REHAB WILL BE JUST ONE OF OVER 200 EXHIBITORS SHOWCASING THE BEST AND BRIGHTEST IN INTERIOR DESIGN AT THIS YEAR’S IDSWEST. PHOTO: SUPPLIED.

Style aficionados rejoice! IDSwest opens on Thursday and runs until Sunday, Oct. 2. The show transforms the Vancouver Convention Centre into a mecca for design, showcasing the newest and most exciting local, Canadian and international furnishings, fixtures and accessories for home design. From IKEA to Molo, pillows to paint and couches to kitchens, IDSwest will host some of the brightest stars of the design world to Vancouver. Some of the show’s highlights include: Think Small The L41 220 square-foot home will delight even the small space cynic with its smart design and incredible functionality. Designed to be a mass-produced, state-of-the-art house, the L41 is poised to become part of the important group of affordable designs.

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The Courier’s semi-annual review of all things sustainable and earth-friendly covers green transportation vehicle options - hybrids, electrics, motorbikes, car-by-the-day, etc. Plus, we’ll see how cost-effective it is to adopt a “code green” lifestyle, by simply making smart, alternative choices in everyday living.

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CABINET MEETING: KITCHEN DESIGN TIPS doors and move around comfortably. You also need to have enough space around your sink to scrub, wash and rinse (particularly if it takes two to wash the dishes!). Quick tip: the walkway between your island and cabinets should measure approximately 42 inches wide to accommodate traffic flow. Layout – When planning the sink and countertop area, keep clean up and food prep in mind. Not only is it easier for your plumber to install, having the dishwasher close to the sink makes for quick loading of dirty dinner plates.

Frank Turco, senior manager of trend and design, The Home Depot Canada, shares these fundamentals of a well-designed kitchen space: Planning – Like any home improvement project, having a kitchen plan is critical. For years, many have left this task up to the designers, but now you can be involved in the process too, with handy online planners such as The Home Depot’s My Kitchen Planner, available in late October. Simply upload a photo of your space, share some of your requirements and a kitchen expert will be in touch within 48 hours to provide advice and insight.

Lighting – Consider going with unique lighting options such as underneath overhead shelves or inside glass-door cabinetry, track lighting above the kitchen table or even an unexpected (and glamorous) chandelier. Add dimmer switches throughout so you can set the light to match the occasion. And remember, it is best to get an electrician in before the cupboards and appliances are installed to ensure the proper placements of any new electrical outlets.

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1. Although the Vancouver International Film Festival turns 30 this year, it’s managed to avoid the typical midlife paunch and emotional paralysis that has befallen so many of us. Sigh. Running Sept. 29 to Oct. 14, this year’s edition features more than 350 short films, documentaries and features from 80 countries including Vic Sarin’s Desert Riders, perhaps the only movie you will ever see about the competitive world of camel jockeys. For more information, go to viff.org. 2. The Night Owl Revue presents burlesque performers Crystal Precious, Burgundy Brixx, Nicky Ninedoors and Seattle’s Jesse Belle-Jones twirling their boas to the live bump-and-grind beat of the Locksmiths Sept. 28 at the Electric Owl. Doors open at 8 p.m., show at 9. Tickets $15 at the door or online at electricowl.com.

3. Actor, director and filmmaker Tom Scholte directs the Vancouver premiere of Sally Clark’s The Trial of Judith K. Described as “a mad cap black comedy roughly based on The Trial by Franz Kafka,” the play follows a modern businesswoman who finds herself accused of an unknown crime. The bureaucratic nightmare runs Sept. 29 to Oct. 8, 7:30 p.m. at UBC’s Frederic Wood Theatre. More info at theatre.ubc.ca.

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Say it ain’t so. B.C. Ferries CEO David Hahn is disembarking from his giant gravy boat. On Tuesday morning, he announced he will retire Dec. 31 as part of a series of cost saving measures expected to generate approximately $11 million this fiscal year for the supposedly cash-strapped corporation, which the B.C. Liberal government privatized in 2003. Hahn’s salary has come under fire over the years, particularly when it was made public that he earns approximately $1.2 million a year in salary and benefits and will receive approximately $300,000 per year from two pensions when he retires. A guy’s gotta live. “This has not been an easy decision,” Hahn said in the statement, before retreating back to his diamond-encrusted, gold-plated lair where he’s been known to frolic in piles of money like a child rolling in raked leaves. “But it will help facilitate a more constructive dialogue around future service levels and funding. I want to be clear on one thing. It’s my choice to retire and it is on my terms that I’m leaving.” This comes after reports that B.C. Ferries plans

to cancel up to 400 sailings on major routes to make up for its sinking profits and lower passenger turnout, which of course, has nothing to do with the fact that fares have increased steadily since Hahn and his $1.2- million salary took over. But if it makes you feel any better, Hahn probably has a mere 20 or 30 years left to live on his meagre pension and will probably be forced to take a cushy, symbolic corporate gig to keep up with the cost of living. Perhaps on an island with low ferry fares.

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message through to some people. The federal government announced this week that come June cigarette packaging will become nastier—and not in a Janet Jackson “No my first name ain’t baby, it’s Janet… Miss Jackson if you’re nasty” kind of way. Twelve new morbid images will cover 75 per cent of the outside of cigarette packages with eight new health messages, including a picture of a dying woman and the words “CIGARETTES CAUSE CANCER.” Subtle. The newer, bigger, scarier images came about after Health Canada research indicated that smokers have dulled to the doom and gloom graphics of old, first introduced in 2001. However, we’ve learned that if the new images and warnings fail to deter smokers, the government plans to force companies to package its cigarettes in actual lungs ravaged by years of smoking. Not only will the cigarettes be rendered nearly useless by the formaldehyde of the preserved lung but consumers’ hands will be covered with a dusty film of soot and mucous whenever they handle the “lung box” to retrieve a disgustingly damp cigarette, which unfortunately, if is you ask us, sounds pretty cool.


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Carl Bessai is no stranger to sibling rivalry. At his mother’s birthday party and family reunion this past summer, the 45-year-old found himself “just givin’er” in a football game against his three brothers. “I pulled a muscle in my leg,” Bessai said. “I’m lying on the ground and you just think, wow, I really act like an idiot when I’m around these people.” The local director, producer, writer and cinematographer and his all-Canadian ensemble cast explore such fraught relationships in Sisters&Brothers, which screens at the Vancouver International Film Festival, Oct. 5 and 11. Bessai’s latest film is the third in his trilogy of family-themed comic dramas, following on the success of last year’s Fathers&Sons and his 2008 film Mothers&Daughters. Bessai had hoped Sisters&Brothers would be hilarious, but he says what comes across more strongly in the four sibling pairings is “the degree of rivalry and animosity between siblings that’s just palpable.” Dustin Mulligan (Bessai’s 2010 film Repeaters, 90210) plays an actor turned flaky humanitarian who’s visiting his Hollywood idol brother played by Cory Monteith of Glee fame. Gabrielle Miller (Corner Gas) plays a sister struggling to help her schizophrenic brother, played by Ben Ratner (Mount Pleasant, Da Vinci’s City Hall). A teenager deals with her mother’s moods and the revelation of a sister she never knew existed, and two seemingly different sisters battle over clashing views of their father yet eerily echo what each would like to see for one another. Sisters&Brothers depicts how hostilities intermingle with a yearning for acceptance from those you sometimes hate. “That’s the universal truth,” Bessai

Dustin Mulligan and Cory Monteith star in Carl Bessai’s Sisters&Brothers, which screens at the Vancouver International Film Festival. said. “Boy, [my sister] was a bitch to me last Christmas, but I’ve got to call her.” Like Mothers&Daughters and Fathers&Sons, the storylines in Sisters&Brothers are a collective creation of Bessai and cast members, including Gabrielle Rose, Camille Sullivan and Tom Scholte, who appear in all three films. Only Scholte’s character carries over from Fathers&Sons. Bessai said the collective creation theatre movement that started in the 1970s inspires him. (His mother was a theatre critic.) He likes to develop relationships with actors so that they can co-create a script and flip the typical film business model on its head. “As a filmmaker, you spend an awful lot of time navigating the business side of making movies,” Bessai said. “By the time you actually arrive at the set, you’ve got this endless long relationship with some lawyer or some accountant, but you don’t actually know the actor all that well. I always felt like, wow, that’s weirdly backwards.” Bessai believes giving trusted actors the freedom to explore uncovers more universal truths. “It’s a way to almost kind of work in the opposite way of the sort of big

industrial machine that is sometimes soulless and doesn’t always necessarily make movies that are relatable to real people,” he said. Comic book cuts break up the action between different sibling sets similar to how proverbs from different countries and related sound effects break the action in Fathers&Sons. “There’s something about the comic book motif that was like this return to a sort of childhood state or a teenage state,” Bessai said. The director of 11 films said he combined well-known local actors with young up-and-comers who are seeing success stateside, such as Amanda Crew, who last year appeared in Charlie St. Cloud with Zac Effron, and Monteith. “When we had Cory in Toronto, it was a whole other level. You can’t go anywhere without screaming girls,” Bessai said. “I felt like one of the Beatles. It was awesome.” Vancouver’s film festival runs Sept. 29 to Oct. 14, showing more than 375 films from 75 countries at more than 600 screenings. For more information, see viff.org. crossi@vancourier.com Twitter: @Cheryl_Rossi

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• Women’s rugby: The T-Birds lost two uneven games in a weekend double-header. UBC lost 60-5 to the University of Alberta Sept. 25 and were shutout 33-0 by the Lethbridge Pronghorns Sept. 23. Erin Ryan scored the lone try for the T-Birds. “There was general naivety in play,” said UBC head coach Lesley McKenzie after the second match. “We weren’t hard enough in the breakdown so we lost a lot balls that should have been ours.” UBC drops to 0-2. They host untested Calgary (0-0) on Friday. • Women’s field hockey: Leading Canada West with a 3-1 record, the T-Birds swept the Calgary Dinos on the weekend in a 3-0 shutout Sept. 24 and 3-1 win Sept. 25. Bea Francisco was credited for keeping her team competitive. Following the goose-egg victory, head coach Hash Kanjee said of his second-year Team Canada net-minder, “We just made life very difficult for ourselves and if it hadn’t been for Bea it could have quite easily been 2-1 or 2-2. She played very well today.” The TBirds host rival Victoria Vikes (1-3) at Wright Field this weekend. • Men’s football: Shawn Olson made huge gains on his freshman season as head coach of the UBC football team. His T-Birds are 3-1 for their best start since 1999. Defeating Manitoba 29-23 in their homecoming game Sept. 24 at Thunderbird Stadium, UBC wide receiver Jordan Grieve counted a careerhigh 176 yards on seven catches and brought in his fourth touchdown catch of the season. Quarterback Billy Greene was named the Canada West offensive player of the week, Sept. 26. In the win over Manitoba, Greene completed 17 for 30, passed for 306 yards, threw for three touchdowns now has 11 TDs on the year with no interceptions. UBC is second in Canada West and faces Saskatchewan (2-2) in Saskatoon Friday night at 6 p.m. —M.S.

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In his debut appearance wearing the Maple Leaf, Conor Trainor put his first five points on the board for the men’s national rugby team. The try, part of a 34-18 win over Russia at the Churchill Cup in England this June, is a likely sign of more to come from the rookie. “He’s a devastating player,” said Kris de Scossa, a coach with the B.C. Bears and a well-rounded rugby mentor who’s held leadership roles with professional and national programs in Wales, Australia, England, Italy and Canada. In his first and only match with the provincial men’s team July 30 against Newfoundland before joining Team Canada, Trainor scored two tries in a 43-19 win. “I see big things ahead for him. He won’t go unnoticed by the leading nations and professional clubs,” said de Scossa. But for an enormous effort by a Russian defender, Trainor would have scored 10 points in his first outing for Team Canada. Trainor told the Courier from New Zealand where he’s competing at the Rugby World Cup: “I was in the right position for many of the breaks and on two occasions I had enough speed to cross the try line. On one of them a Russian player made an amazing play to hold me up, but on the other one I touched it down. That definitely gave me the confidence I needed to play international rugby and know that I can always compete.” The 21-year-old Vancouverite, who de Scossa praises for his game-changing tenacity and vision, is in the Southern Hemisphere competing against the planet’s best rugby nations, including Tonga and France in matches earlier this month. Trainor most recently played against Japan on Tuesday, briefly coming in as a blood sub for bleeding fullback James Pritchard and then replacing him early in the second half. He was slotted into the back line. Not yet granted the glory of the starting roster, the youngest Canadian to play at this World Cup (the youngest squad member, 18-year-old Taylor Paris isn’t on the top 22), Trainor gets called into the guts of a game’s late stages. “The role of a replacement player is to pick up the pace and intensity of the game and attack players that are tired after a long match,” Trainor said via email. Against 12th ranked Tonga, then14th ranked Canada battled for a win in the opening match of the tournament. Trailing a stronger French side that had more than doubled Canada’s points, Trainor was called in and stepped on to the soggy field in the 67th minute of an 80-minute contest. He called it a “hard-fought battle.” He saw the most action against Japan, a game characterized by turnovers and missed opportunities as well as exceptional defense by both teams. The match ended in a 23-23 tie. Trainor broke through the defensive line for a powerful run but one broad-

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Conor Trainor, 21, shown here at an Aug. 26 game against Queensland, is the youngphoto courtesy Rugby Canada est Canadian to play at this year’s Rugby World Cup. cast analyst described the young player as “inexperienced” when his pass missed its target. If Trainor continues to develop, de Scossa expects he could play at three more World Cups, meaning he stands to be an active national team member for at least another 16 years. “Dressing for every game has been a big accomplishment because six months ago I didn’t think I had a chance of even making the team,” said Trainor. “Every time I get on the field I try to make a noticeable difference that helps our team. This can be through strong tackling or running, or doing more work to lessen the load on a player who has already played a full game.” Over six feet in height and 220 pounds, Trainor is a tall, muscle-bound runner with a cherubic blond mop that makes him easy to spot on the pitch. Before he dressed as No. 22 for the Canadian side, he reluctantly came to rugby as a smaller, weaker adolescent at St. George’s. A former coach said he didn’t play in Grade 8 because he was too small. Trainor avoided the contact sport for the same reason, playing soccer and basketball instead. “Growing up, I always refused to play rugby because I was a small kid and didn’t feel like being run into by guys twice my size. I first played in Grade 9 and realized there was no better feeling than making bigger guys

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miss tackles on me,” he said. Like B.C.’s de Scossa, Trainor’s high school coaches quickly identified his potential. “We all felt and saw him grow as an athlete and rugby player,” said Bud Patel, Trainor’s varsity rugby coach at St. George’s. “Conor was a powerful runner and defender. At sixfoot-four and well over 200 pounds in high school, he dominated opposition. He was also a superb defender and smart rugby player.” Trainor, who studies engineering at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ont. and competes for the Mustangs, went to New Zealand for a year following high school, playing club and soaking in the sports culture of the dominant rugby nation. The rookie is a seasoned player in some respects, although he still has much ground to gain with the national team. “All the older veterans make it very easy to feel part of the team and they are always willing to lend a hand to younger guys. I had a hard time learning the defensive systems, but guidance from guys like Ryan Smith and Ander Monro really helped make it a lot easier.” As his coaches forecast, the role of experienced veteran could one day be his. Canada’s next match is Oct. 1 against the top-ranked New Zealand All Blacks. mstewart@vancourier.com Twitter: @MHStewart

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Team hosts Everett tonight at Pacific Coliseum

Giants open season with win and loss Megan Stewart Contributing writer

The Vancouver Giants traded home city victories with the Victoria Royals this weekend to start the Western Hockey League regular season with one win and one loss. Hosting the Royals Friday night at the Pacific Coliseum, the Giants led 3-0 after 40 minutes with Cain Franson on the board for a goal and an assist. The Royals answered with two goals in the third period but the Giants buried two more for a 5-2 final. Travelling to B.C.’s capital for the first time in 17 years for a WHL meeting, the Giants met a team making the most of their homecoming. (The Chilliwack Bruins relocated to Victoria during the off-season. The city’s last WHL club, the Victoria Cougars, moved to Prince George in 1994.) The Royals knocked Vancouver back 5-3 to tie the two-game series at one win apiece. Thwarted by impressive goaltending by Victoria’s Keith Hamilton, the Giants

Vancouver Giants Cain Franson battles Victoria Royals goalie Braden Gamble in opening night WHL action Friday at the photo Steve Bosch/PNG Pacific Coliseum. trailed 2-1 after one period despite outshooting the Royals 22 shots to nine. At the other end of the ice, Giants goaltender Brendan Jensen allowed four goals on 13 shots and was pulled four minutes into the second period. Sixteen-yearold rookie Jackson Whistle of Kelowna stopped all 12 shots he faced. The Royals added an empty-net goal.

The Giants host the Everett Silvertips on Wednesday night. Last season the Giants won five games and lost only one to Everett. Their all-time regular season record is 27-14 against the Silvertips, dropping two games in overtime as well as four shootout losses. Game time is 7 p.m. at the Pacific Coliseum. Ticket info at vancouvergiants.com. Live broadcast on AM 650.

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KODIAK WIRELINE SERVICES PARTNERSHIP is hiring experienced operators/drivers for Slave Lake, Edson, Morinville branches with a signing bonus up to $5000. (dependent on experience). Apply to: tboddez@kodiakservices.com or fax to 780-418-0834.

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Bandstra Transportation Systems is currently looking for local & line haul drivers. Union wages/ benefits apply. Join Bandstra, family-owned co. since 1955. Based in Richmond. Fax abstract and resume to: 604-273-8534 or email: abrand@bandstra.com

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ALBERTA BASED COMPANY looking to hire experienced mulcher, feller buncher and processor operators. Requires drivers licence, work in Northern Alberta including camp jobs. Please email resume to: jobs@commandequipment.com or fax to 780-488-3002.

SKYLINE (VANC.) seeking F/T Painter. Compl. high school & sev. yrs of exp. a must. $25 hr/ e-res: jobs.skyline2@gmail.com

ATTENTION JEWELLERY LOVERS. Latasia home party plan is now hiring consultants in our area! Earn up to 45% commission. Company paid hostess program. Linda at 1-877-717-6744 or latasia@rogers.com with name and contact info.

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

BUTLER BROTHERS Supplies Ltd. seeks a qualified Technical Sales Rep. in Victoria, BC. See www.butlerbros.bc.ca careers for complete details. Email resume´ & cover letter to: todd.hanson@butlerbros.bc.ca

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Reporting to the Superintendent (CEO) and working closely with the Board of Education, the Secretary Treasurer is a key member of the senior management team located and is responsible for corporate and financial services and reporting, annual operating and capital budgets, and business operations. Qualified applicants are invited to apply in confidence by submitting a detailed resume with supporting documentation and three professional references through www.makeafuture.ca no later than 1:00p.m. PST on Friday, October 21st, 2011.

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BOSTON PIZZA at 104-4680 Kingsway, Metro Town, Burnaby BC. V5H4L9 needs F/T COOKS to prepare all menu items. Ensure quality & quantity control and health standards are met. Closing shift. Must have 3 years experience as a cook. Salary $14.32/hour Mail, drop off or fax resume 604 431-9326

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Rolfe, Benson LLP has been providing quality accounting, audit, tax and consulting services for over 50 years. We are looking for a staff accountant to join our downtown firm. The work will involve accounting and tax compliance work for owner managed businesses, investment holding companies, trusts, charities and high net worth individuals. Must have public practice experience, strong communication & analytical skills and be a team player. We offer career advancement, training, an excellent remuneration package and benefits. Please email your cover letter and resume to:Roz Eyre Human Resources Manager Rolfe, Benson LLP, Chartered Accountants 604.684.1101 ; reyre@rolfebenson.com

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TORRAC OILFIELD SERVICES, Grande Prairie - Specializing in Drilling Fluid Recovery. Seeking motivated individuals for Trackhoe Operator, Grande Prairie & BC area. Applicants must possess: Valid driver¬s licence; 4 - 5 years operator experience (2000 hours); drilling fluid recovery equipment experience an asset; work unsupervised in a drilling rig environment; safety tickets (First Aid, H2S, WHMIS & TDG, Confined Space, Ground Disturbance); work 3 week in & 1 week out rotation. Competitive salary & benefit package available. Email resume to Leroy, l.locke@torrac.ca. Fax 780-814-7506. WELDERS WANTED. Journeyman 2nd and 3rd year apprentices with tank manufacturing experience. Automated Tank Manufacturing Inc. located in Kitscoty, Alberta. 20 km West of Lloydminster, is looking for 15 individuals that want long term employment and a secure paycheque. Journeyman wages $33. - $37.50/hour. Wages for apprentices based on hours and qualifications. Benefits, training programs, full insurance package 100% paid by company, savings plan for retirement, profit sharing bonus, join a winning team. Call for appointment or send resume to: Joe Bowser 780-846-2231 office; joe@autotanks.ca or Jamie Flicek 780-846-2241 fax; jamie@autotanks.ca.

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Reporting to the Human Resources Manager, the incumbent will be responsible for assisting and providing the Human Resources Manager with a full range of recruitment support to various mining sites to ensure that the staffing needs of Procon are provided in the most efficient and effective means possible on a day-to-day basis. Requirements: • Minimum of 3 years of experience in recruiting (experience with Mining recruitment is essential) • Ability to effectively communicate and interact at all levels within the company. • Proven ability to effectively manage time, deal with a fast-paced environment and prioritize responsibilities. • Experience in working effectively with peoples from different cultures. • Excellent knowledge with MS Office along with advanced Excel skills • Mining knowledge an asset • The ability to verbally communicate in both English. If this position interests you, you have the experience we are looking for, and want to join a dynamic mining group, submit an application to:

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at our Burnaby, B.C. branch. We are always interested in talking to experienced candidates with plumbing industry knowledge for positions in any of our other locations. We seek candidates with good interpersonal skills, a strong sales presence, and who value an approach to customer service that upholds our tradition of excellence. Plumbing industry knowledge an asset. Please send a detailed resume to: hr@barobinson.ca

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or Dave Hamilton Advertising Sales Manager email your All resumes must be received To respond to this opportunity resume to dhamilton@richmond-news.com The Richmond News or Dave Hamilton by Wednesday, October 4, 2011. Advertising Sales Manager 5731 No. 3 Road All resumes must be received The Richmond News Richmond, BC. V6X 2C9 by Wednesday, October 4, 2011. 5731 No. 3 Road Richmond, BC. V6X 2C9

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HUDSON BAY RailwayCompany(HBR), owns and operates over 800 miles of track through Manitoba to the Hudson Bay, is seeking candidates who have the knowledge and desire to work out of Northern Manitoba. • Superintendent of Track • Track Supervisors(5) Additional details at www.omnitrax.com Send resume to recruiting@omnitrax.com or fax 866-448-9259 JOURNEYMEN AND Apprentice MECHANICS specializing in Motorcycles, ATV’s or Watercraft. Full time permanent. Salary to be negotiated. Fax resume to Tony Viveiros at 780-460-2434 or email: tonyviveiros @riversidehonda.com LABORER/OPERATOR AGI ENVIROTANK in Biggar, Sk . requires a mechanically inclined forklift operator . Experience with portable crane an asset. Relocation necessary. $ 18-24 /hr DOE.Company offers comprehensive benefit package.Forward resume: info@envirotank.com or fax 306-948-5263. Marine Roofing req’s Exp’d Flashers & Architectural Sheet Metal Workers, Journeymen & Apprentices Call 604-433-1813.


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WANT A VEHICLE BUT STRESSED ABOUT YOUR CREDIT? Christmas in September, $500 cash back. We fund your future not your past. All credit situations accepted. www.creditdrivers.ca 1-888-593-6095.

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DIAL-A-LAW: ACCESS free information on BC law. 604-687-4680; 1.800.565.5297; ww.dialalaw.org (audio available). LAWYER REFERRAL SERVICE: need a lawyer? Learn more by calling 604-687-3221; 1.800.663.1919.

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Re: The estate of SHERLOCK SIDNEY MUIR, deceased, formerly of 4508 Knight Street, Vancouver, BC V5N 3M9. Creditors and others having claims against the estate of SHERLOCK SIDNEY MUIR are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to TERRY KIM MUIR, Trustee, c/o Adrian & Co., Barristers & Solicitors, 5660 Yew Street, Vancouver, BC V6M 3Y3 on or before October 25, 2011, after which date the Administrator will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Administrator then has notice.

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HOME SERVICES 8055

8075

Cleaning

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8060

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8080

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Concrete

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8087

Drywall

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6522

Apt/Condos

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6540

Houses - Rent

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6602

Suites/Partial Houses

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Excavating

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one mini, drainage, landscaping, stump / rock / cement / oil tank removal. Water / sewer line, 24 hours Call 341-4446 or 254-6865

8090

Fencing/Gates

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8105

Flooring/ Refinishing

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8125

Gutters

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604-723-2526 References Available

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8130

Handyperson

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RENOS • REPAIRS 9129 Shaughnessy St., Van.

Lawn & Garden

Fall Services

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YARD CLEAN-UP, hedges pruned, clean gutters, gardening, lawns cut, rubbish. 604-773-0075

8175

Masonry

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Moving & Storage

8200

Patios/Decks/ Railings

FLECK CONTRACTING LTD.

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Plumbing

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45

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ESCALADE PAINTING Special 20% off for Fall & Winter, 25 yrs Exp.Richard 604-839-4927

8205

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

604-312-6311

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RENOS • REPAIRS 9129 Shaughnessy St., Van.

732-8453

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PLUMBERS

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

8225

Power Washing

POINT GREY ROOFING Call 604-379-2641

Renos • Decks • Repairs

BATHROOM• KITCHEN • BASEMENT Structural ● Water Ingress Kelly Construction 604-738-7280

8250

Roofing

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8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

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Paving/Seal Coating

ALLEN ASPHALT concrete, brick,

(778) 885-5733

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

604-258-7300 cell: 604-417-5917

FAIRWAY PAINTING

Renovations & Home Improvement

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Painting/ Wallpaper

8195

8240

KARLO K CONTRACTING Renovations, additions, new construction, all types of work, garages, decks, stairs, sidewalk, structual repairs. Big & small jobs. Lic & Bonded. Free Estimate.

STORMWORKS

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

Lorenzo & Son Plumbing & Heating (604) 312-6311 Local , lice’d plumbers & gas fitters.

Oil Tank Removal

604-724-3670

Free Estimates

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Heating

8193

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8140

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8160

732-8453

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RENT

Superior Cove Tops & Cabinets

8185

warehouses

shared accommodation

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apts/condos

townhouses

Kitchens/Baths

Edgemont Gutters. Sales & Install 5’’ continuous gutter, minor repairs, cleaning. 604-420-4800

office/retail suites & partial houses

homestay

8150

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

Crown Roofing & Drainage Residental Div. Roofing installations & repairs. 1-877-602-7346


HOME SERVICES AUTOMOTIVE 8255

Rubbish Removal

Jack’s Rubbish

Disposal & Recycling Best Price Guaranteed Fully Insured

8309

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

8315

604-266-4444

Tiling

Tree Services

MAGNOLIA TREE Service & Landscape, fence install, yard reno’s, excavating, irrigation 604-214-0661 Wildwood Tree Services, Exp Hedge Trimming and Removal & Tree Pruning. Free Est. 604-893-5745

8335 $35/HOUR PER PERSON • 24/7 Abe Moving & Delivery and Rubbish Removal. 604-999-6020 A.J.K. MOVING Ltd. Special truck for clean-ups. Any size job Lic#32839 604-875-9072 DISPOSAL BINS: Starting at $199 + dump fees. 604-306-8599 www.disposalking.com HOMEX HAULING & Deliveries. Please call Luigi at 778-994-5403

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

RUBBISH REMOVAL STARTING @ $50 Free Est . 604-214-0661

8300

Stucco/Siding/ Exterior

ALL STUCCO, chimney and cement work. Professional, inexpensive reliable and fast 604-715-2071 Quality Home Improvement ★ Stucco ★ All Kinds. No Job Too Big or Small. 604-725-8925 STUCCO ● STUCCO Seamless, matching any texture comm/res. Call 604-730-8277

Window Cleaning

9105

Auto Miscellaneous

FREE CASH BACK WITH $0 DOWN at Auto Credit Fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599 www.autocreditfast.ca. DLN 30309. Free Delivery.

9125

Domestic

1994 MERCURY Topaz, 245,000 km, good drivable cond, has small oil leak $500. 604-943-5121 2005 BUICK Rendezvous, auto pw, keyless ent. 140 K kms, 1 owner. No accidents. $6500. 604-986-1115, 604-723-5689

604-274-0285

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

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2005 CHEV Cavalier. Red coupe, auto, sunroof. 47,000 km. $5,999. 604-433-8697 or 604-828-8261

Scrap Car Removal

9155

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

THE SCRAPPER

SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL

2007 DODGE Caravan BCAA inspected $8,960 77,000 km’s www.autofleet.biz 604-304-7653 Carproof report & warranty included

9129

Luxury Cars

9130

1970 VOLKSWAGEN Karman Ghia a diamond in the rough needing the care of a restoration. Incl front & rear bumpers & all glass but front window. $1000 obo 778-551-1667

9173

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2007 JEEP Wrangler Sahara Unlimited 4 wd BCAA inspected $22,960 89,600 km’s www.autofleet.biz 604-304-7653 Carproof report & warranty included

2007 PONTIAC Torrent FWD (moonroof) BCAA inspected $12,980 81,000 k’s www.autofleet.biz 604-304-7653 Carproof report & warranty included

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2003 Ford Focus ZX3 Blk. 116,000 kms. Man. AC. NSP. CC. 2.0L. $6,595 OBO. Call: (604) 796-0607.

Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes 2000 FORD Ranger XLT Sport, 4x2 p/u. 6 cyl, 3.0L, 5 spd, black, 124K, $4200, 604-255-5453

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