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Squaring off Last Friday at the Mount Pleasant Community Centre, Mayor Gregor Robertson and Coun. Suzanne Anton met for the Nov. 19 civic election’s first mayoral debate, hosted by the Courier


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2011 VANCOUVER MUNICIPAL ELECTION FORUMS FOR: VANCOUVER MAYOR AND COUNCIL CANDIDATES Thursday, October 27th 6:30-8:30 pm VANCOUVER SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATES Tuesday, November 1st 6:30-8:30 pm photo Dan Toulgoet

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BY SANDRA THOMAS The new $22-million visitors centre at VanDusen Botanical Garden is a spectacular addition to one of the city’s favourite gathering spots.

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ANDREW FLEMING The Occupy Vancouver protesters dig trenches in the lawn for what they say will be a long stay. The mayor wants them gone, sort of. BY

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BY CHERYL ROSSI A woman from Northern B.C. is desperately searching for her daughter who disappeared in Metro Vancouver. But is she getting enough help?

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BY SANDRA THOMAS Sandra Thomas didn’t get the Webster award she was nominated for Monday night. But she did come away inspired by her peers.

Come hear the plans for the next three years from your Mayor and City Council candidates and Vancouver School Board candidates! Forum will be held at Britannia Secondary School Auditorium 1001 Cotton Drive (parking off of Venables Street) Sponsored by: Britannia Community Services Centre Society, Britannia Elementary School Parent Advisory Committee, Britannia Secondary School Parent Advisory Committee, Canucks Family Education Centre, Grandview Woodland Area Council, Grandview Woodland Community Policing Centre, Kettle Friendship Society, MOSAIC - Multilingual Orientation Services Association for Immigrant Communities, REACH Community Health Centre

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From affordability to free heroin and bike bridges, here are the issues the civic election candidates aren’t talking about.

News: Election coverage

BY MIKE HOWELL Vision Vancouver promises jobs as its campaign kicks into high gear and the candidates debate at the Board of Trade.

News: B.C. Place of peace

BY BOB MACKIN B.C. Place reaches an agreement with its unionized workers to avoid a strike that would have jeopardized the Grey Cup.

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BY CHERYL ROSSI In the wake of her defeat at the Supreme Court of Canada, business owner Susan Heyes ponders what she’ll do next.

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BY DAN TOULGOET The new visitors centre at VanDusen Botanical Garden is a marvel of sweeping lines and green design.

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BY BOB MACKIN As the draw is made for the women’s soccer Olympic-qualifier in January, the soccer world struggles with corruption scandals.

O N T H E C O V E R Suzanne Anton, Gregor Robertson at the Mt. Pleasant Community Centre. The Vancouver Courier, a division of Postmedia Network Inc. respects your privacy. We collect, use and disclose your personal information in accordance with our Privacy Statement which is available at vancourier.com or by calling 604-589-9182. For all distribution/delivery problems, please call 604-942-3081. To contact the Courier’s main office, call 604-738-1411

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Candidates tackle homelessness, Occupy Vancouver, gambling

Courier hosts campaign’s first mayoral debate me to talk about staff or human resources during the course of an election campaign. I’m not going to do that but I will just reiterate my general principle that staff—the civil service—needs to revert to the independent civil service. I’m going to lift the gag order on staff. They’ve been gagged. This openness and transparency is a complete sham under this mayor. Reporters used to be able to phone staff who had written a report and talk to them about it. Now they can’t even talk to [reporters] anymore because the message is control. That was completely unnecessary. Openness, transparency are fundamental to my new administration.

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he Courier hosted the first mayoral debate of the civic election campaign Oct. 21 at the Mount Pleasant Community Centre. Mayor Gregor Robertson, who is seeking re-election, faced off against his main challenger, the NPA’s Suzanne Anton, who is a city councillor. The Courier captured the hour-long debate on video and it can be viewed on our website, along with the opening and closing statements from Robertson and Anton and a seven-minute open exchange between the candidates. The following is an edited version of the debate.

Courier to Robertson: A city report released Oct. 14 said only 37 per cent of people living in four social housing buildings on city property were previously homeless. You said you were surprised by this. How is it that when your top campaign priority in 2008 was decreasing homelessness, you had no idea about the numbers until the report was released?

Coun. Suzanne Anton and Mayor Gregor Robertson squared off last Friday at the Mount Pleasant Community Centre. photo Dan Toulgoet Robertson: We don’t micromanage all of the details, particularly when it’s a provincial body that’s responsible. But we were able to get that information and raise concerns that we want to see people who are homeless served by these sites. Now we’re in a dialogue with B.C. Housing to make sure that all of those units do go and serve homeless people ultimately because that’s key to our 10-year goal of homelessness and affordable housing in our city.

Courier to Anton: One of the first acts of the Vision Vancouver government in 2008 was to get rid of city manager Judy Rogers and replace her with Penny Ballem. At the time, you said you were “mad as a hornet” about this and called it a purely political appointment. If elected mayor, will you get rid of Ballem and replace her with someone to suit the NPA’s agenda? Anton: It would be really inappropriate of

Courier to Robertson: Police Chief Jim Chu announced Oct.19 that the Occupy Vancouver protest was costing the police so much money that there is a danger the VPD will run a deficit this year. How long are you prepared to allow the protesters to stay there and how much is this costing taxpayers? Robertson: People have the right to protest. Vancouver has a long history of protest and that’s part of our Charter of Rights and Freedoms in Canada but we have to make sure that does not impact the downtown, that it does not have any public health or safety risk associated with it and absolutely that there is no violence... Continued on page 5

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Both candidates say campaign donations don’t influence decisions at council Continued from page 4 ...So we’re watching it closely on a day-today basis as are almost a thousand cities around the world right now.

off the table. So we’ve actually—thanks to our Short Term Incentives for Rental [program]—given some incentives [to developers] to get people working and building rental housing and creating a new supply. We have seen over 500 units come into play on the rental housing side and about 500 more that are in the pipeline. That’s using the city’s toolbox and relaxing parking and taking steps that are proactive to get rental housing built. We’ve seen the first co-op housing in the city in a decade. We have approved laneway housing, which will be a new supply of affordable family housing, as well.

Courier to Anton: In April of this year, you voted with the rest of council to not allow Paragon Gaming to expand its Edgewater casino to a site adjacent to B.C. Place Stadium. But before you cast your vote, you said in council chambers that you would have allowed 1,200 slots as part of Edgewater’s move, which is an expansion of gambling. If elected mayor, will you allow the expansion of gambling in Vancouver? Anton: I stand by my vote if there is public support—the two things that were decided by council unanimously. If those two conditions are met, I am willing to consider an application. There are two conditions, though: public support and security of operations. That was a unanimous vote by council, don’t forget. Courier: Both of your political parties have received hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign donations in the past decade. Many of those donors, particularly prominent developers, have gone before council to get various plans approved. Why have neither of you ever recused yourself from a vote when a donor is before council? Robertson: When we’re in public hearing, we obviously have an open mind whatever the project is and we vote based on the merits and the impact and the input of citizens coming to the public hearing and

Check out video footage of the mayoral debate at vancourier.com. sending in their opinions. The political process happens independently of that through the [political] parties, the donations that take place all are managed by the parties themselves. I, frankly, keep a distance from that and my duties as mayor focus on a rigorous public hearing process, hearing the merits of a project and ensuring that people have a voice in that process. Anton: I do separate myself from knowing where those donations are coming from because I don’t want to have that—I don’t even want the thought in my head let alone the perception in other people’s heads that you may be influenced by that.

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Courier to both candidates: The average price of a home in Vancouver hovers around the $1 million mark. What is your plan to make Vancouver more affordable for the average person or family who wants to live in the city? Robertson: It’s going to be very difficult for my kids to be able to afford to live here in Vancouver. So we have put a real focus on looking at the low and middleincome portion of the housing continuum here. The majority of Vancouverites rent and we have had a dearth of rental housing built in this city in decades since the federal government took tax incentives

Anton: The only way to have true affordability is to have a good supply of housing coming on stream. You cannot buy your way into affordability. And that’s what the STIR program does. Some STIR projects are OK but many of them are pouring tax dollars into developers’ pockets to build rental housing. I’m not going to pour it back into rental housing back into developers’ pockets. No subsidies for developers for rental housing. Let’s let the market take care of that and let’s let city hall let the marketplace be more efficient. From reader Amy Lam: Ms. Anton, you seem like an intelligent person, so why did you feel the need to use a relentless, negative attack campaign against your opponent? Would it not serve you better just to present all the things that you can do for the City of Vancouver? Continued on page 6

It Really Is Time For Some Common Sense LEADERSHIP AND ACCOUNTABILITY

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MUNICIPAL SPENDING

! repair broken neighbourhood consultation process

! return annual budget surpluses to property taxpayers

! lift gag-order on staff at City Hall

! introduce municipal spending cap to keep taxes down

! accountability for future Stanley Cup celebrations

! cut $1 million of Vision Vancouver pet-projects and return savings to park, school and community police services

! end tent-city occupation at Vancouver Art Gallery

HOUSING AND AFFORDABILITY

! establish Red Tape Commission to speed up new housing supply and reduce cost of project delay

! freeze Mayor and Councillors’ office and travel budgets

TRANSPORTATION ! public/private partnership to develop Vancouver Streetcar System

! reduce costly parking requirements on new housing developments

! establish UBC Line as region’s top rapid transit priority

! accelerate seniors housing partnerships

! review Downtown bike lane trials

! fast-track delayed development of 1100 units of social housing approved by NPA Council in 2007 and seek regional solutions to homelessness

! safety and seismic reviews of Vancouver bridges

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Continued from page 5 Anton: I have made a few negative comments today and we will have a very positive platform. We have a great, positive platform and you’ve certainly heard many parts of it. Let me mention one: The streetcar. I love the streetcar, people love streetcars. They’re great for green because they’re electric. Clean electricity from B.C. and they’re great for development along the lines of the streetcar. If you want a streetcar, vote NPA because Vision has no interest in a streetcar. I’m going to get the Broadway line built. For the other team it’s an either/or. For me, it’s not. I like to dream of what we can do in Vancouver, that’s why I supported the Olympics, the Canada Line, the convention centre, the stadium. From reader Jon O’Grady to Robertson: Over the past decade annual property tax increases have regularly been more than twice the rate of inflation. Are you concerned about this and, if so, what will you do to bring spending increases in line with inflation? Robertson: We have actually brought spending into line over these past three years. The last two years we’ve had property tax increases at or below two per cent, the lowest in the region this last year, which is a dramatic improvement from past years. We understand the pinch on Vancouver taxpayers and we have focused on efficiency at city hall. We came into office and put in

“I LOVE THE STREETCAR, PEOPLE LOVE STREETCARS. THEY’RE GREAT FOR GREEN BECAUSE THEY’RE ELECTRIC.” Coun. Suzanne Anton

place a Vancouver services review to go through all of the functions of the city and find efficiency. To both from reader Caroline Adderson: A demolition permit was filed for the historic Legg residence, one of but three remaining grand estate homes of the 19th century and a building on the city’s “A” heritage register. A proposal in the spring, which would have preserved and restored the Legg residence in exchange for permission to build a 17-storey tower on site, was rejected by council. What is your policy on heritage preservation? Can we count on you to protect the buildings on the heritage registry for future generations? Anton: Obviously heritage is key in Vancouver and I think we can go further in Vancouver protecting our heritage buildings. One of the things that is in the news right now is the demolition of schools and it’s time that the city started taking a stronger position on those heritage schools. They’re beau-

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tiful buildings, they’re all around the city. I feel very proud to have supported a number of heritage renovations. The Legg residence, council—the rest of council—chose not to vote on it. We should have voted on it that day and we didn’t. They put it off and now I gather the house is being torn down. It’s most unfortunate. The city has had a long-standing policy of supporting heritage. It’s costly but it’s important.

Robertson: We protected heritage throughout the city in this term through the public hearing process in many instances. In the West End, the Legg residence specifically, there was a huge amount of concern about the changes on that site and not only the tower but a giant tulip tree that is on site that is very important to the neighbourhood and the heritage house. And in some of these situations it is a very difficult decision to figure out what can be saved and what can be protected and what has to be given and built on that site to pay for it. The city does go a long way to protect heritage and allocating resources through development but there are obviously limits to that. We have to be very mindful of working with the neighbours to make the right decision. The election is Nov. 19. editor@vancourier.com See the debate on video at

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Garden grows

The new $22-million visitors centre at VanDusen Botanical Garden is complete and operational. And judging from the photographs I’ve seen, it looks spectacular. The 1,765-square-metre (19,000square-foot) facility, which includes advanced technology, a green roof and orchid-inspired design, will accommodate more visitors and provide increased space for interpretive exhibits and education programs. I’m sure the hard working volunteers from VanDusen are delighted. “This new visitor centre is an amazing fusion of architecture and nature, and will become a must-see attraction for residents and visitors alike,” said park board chair Aaron Jasper. “I’m very pleased with the leadership role the park board has taken in building this beautiful facility, which is a candidate for recognition as one of the first living buildings in the world.” Vision Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson said in a news release that the centre will serve as a showcase for a sustainable building that reflects the city’s goal

to becoming the greenest in the world by 2020. The cost of the centre was divided between the city ($8.3 million), the federal government ($6.9 million), VanDusen Botanical Garden Association ($4.7 million) and the provincial government ($2 million). See VanDusen photo gallery at

vancourier.com Tree time

Anyone interested in the fate of The Elms of Sixth Avenue, as the trees have become known, will want to attend an open house today (Oct. 26) at the Grandview Legion. Park board staff and the East 6th Elms Joint Working Group are hosting the event and want to hear thoughts and ideas from the public on the future of this unique canopy of trees that runs along East Sixth Avenue between Woodland and Nanaimo. Issues to be discussed at the meeting include a pruning plan for the trees, a planting plan to fill in the gaps along the street and a management plan to ensure the health and longevity of this landscape. The open house runs from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Legion, 2205 Commercial Dr.

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garding the installation of an automated public toilet at Nelson Park. I’ve been writing about a need for a toilet in that park since funds for its redesign were approved in the 2003-2005 capital plan but with no cash included for washrooms. The completed redesign is considered a huge success with a community garden, regular farmers market and a very popular fenced dog area. But while visiting dogs have a place to go, humans with a need have not been so lucky. The toilet should be installed within months. Park board staff will be on hand to answer questions about the toilet from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27 at Lord Roberts Annex, 1150 Nelson St.

Hurricane Hadley

The race for a park board seat in the November municipal election just got a lot more interesting. Longtime park board watchdog Eleanor Hadley has thrown her hat into the ring for the first time—at least in the 10-plus years I’ve been covering this beat. Anyone who’s ever attended a park board meeting will likely have heard Hadley speak. She has a take-no-prisoners attitude and an opinion on pretty much anything to do with the park board. In total, there are 21 hopefuls seeking one of seven park board seats. sthomas@vancourier.com Twitter: @sthomas10

The $22-million visitors centre at VanDusen Botanical Garden is complete. See more photos at vancourier.com. photo Dan Toulgoet

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I didn’t win a Jack Webster journalism award Monday night and that’s OK. In the month or so between the time I heard I’d been nominated for a prestigious Webster for best news writing and the actual awards ceremony at the Hyatt downtown Monday, dozens of people advised me, “Just being nominated for a Webster is an honour.” To which I’d reply, “Absolutely,” while secretly thinking, “But I really want to win.” But as it turns out they were right. It was an honour to share the evening with some of the best journalists in print, radio and TV this province has to offer, particularly since this was the 25th anniversary of the awards, named after the legendary and curmudgeonly Jack Webster who spent a total of 68 years in the news business. When you consider the collective works of the journalists gathered Monday night, I couldn’t help but be inspired. Former CKNW reporter Brett Mineer was awarded a Webster for best news reporting (radio)—for breaking the story about the killing of sled dogs in Whistler, while Katie DeRosa from the Victoria Times Colonist won best news reporting (print) for her series of stories called Policing the Police, through which she investigated the need for “an independent, civilian-led oversight body to investigate police-involved deaths and injuries.” DeRosa was the nominee who beat out my series of stories regarding Steeves Manor and how the lives of the seniors living there changed for the worse after the provincial gov-

sandrathomas ernment began moving men and women with drug and alcohol addictions, many who also suffer from mental illness, into the complex. I had the opportunity to meet young reporters Monday night and their enthusiasm was also inspiring. They included Jesse Ferreras from the Whistler-based Pique Newsmagazine who was nominated in the best community reporting category. Like me, Ferreras didn’t “win,” but for a young journalist in the third year of his career, a Webster nomination is a pretty darn good start. I also met one of the recipients of a student award, and while his name escapes me, I much appreciated that at the fancy, private finalists reception—on the 34th floor of the Hyatt held prior to the awards—he arrived in jeans and a hooded T-shirt among a sea of suits. Speaking of dress codes, NPA mayoral candidate Suzanne Anton and a contingent of supporters attended the awards dinner, each

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sporting a campaign button as big as a dinner plate. At least that’s how glaringly large and out of place they looked to me at a function organized to celebrate the best in journalism. Broadcast legend Lloyd Robertson was the guest speaker at the awards and he spoke about the future and need for quality journalism. Robertson is a great orator and while his speech was lengthy, his message was clear—there is always going to be a need for good journalists. He also took a shot at one of my pet peeves, the use of the term “citizen journalist” to describe anyone with a cellphone camera and a blog. Robertson warned that a citizen journalist with no formal training should be considered in the same class as a citizen surgeon with no formal training. While both provide a service, neither is accountable to anyone. Working as a print journalist in a small newsroom today is interesting. Besides a constant fear of cutbacks, making the transition from a purely print format to a “digital first” philosophy is not without its challenges. But an evening at the Webster’s reiterates that no matter what the future holds, it’s telling the story that counts. Whether it’s the abuse of seniors, the horrific massacre of sled dogs, the death of a First Nations carver at the hands of police or a compelling story of homeless Canadian veterans, it’s the need to tell those stories that continues to drive journalists across this province. It makes me proud to say I didn’t win a Webster and that’s OK. sthomas@vancourier.com Twitter: @sthomas10

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Courier mayoral debate leaves no clear winners As expected, social media was in full use at the Courier mayoral debate last Friday morning at the Mount Pleasant Community Centre. (Nice digs if you haven’t been inside the new centre yet.) Those who followed the debate on Twitter know this, but if you want to find out what unfolded, the hash tag for the civic election is #vanelxn. Better still, watch the debate on our website at vancourier.com. NPA candidate Suzanne Anton arrived first followed 10 minutes later by Mayor Gregor Robertson—both ahead of schedule. I like punctual people. An energetic Anton arrived, grinning from ear to ear and introduced herself to Courier newsroom faces she was unfamiliar with. I must say the photos we run of Anton in the Courier do not do her justice. Robertson greeted people he knew and then looked a little uncomfortable before going to sit briefly next to Courier columnist Allen Garr. The mayor then also introduced himself to Courier faces he was unfamiliar with, including me. I liked that his “handlers” weren’t orchestrating his every move. As the debate started, I worried if the sound of fingers rapidly tapping out tweets was distracting the candidates. It appeared not to bother them. Or if it did, they didn’t let on. Speaking of not letting on, does anything faze Robertson? While he doesn’t appear stiff and can answer questions articulately when keeping to the Vision message, the Vancouver mayor lacks sizzle. Where is his passion for politics? On every question he answered, he remained emotionally neutral, without the slightest hint of annoyance or joy spreading across his face. My face turns beat red when I feel someone is misrepresenting me because my blood is starting to boil. Is that man simply blessed with an inner temperature gauge that never fluctuates to reveal embarrassment, shame, anger or happiness? He is an Earthling, right? I like my politicians with honest-to-goodness emotions that I can read. I pride myself on being an adept reader of people’s body language and facial expressions. I can’t read Robertson—at least not when he’s in debate mode. Then again, he might read this and think, “Sheesh, I can’t win with these people.” I’d like to see Robertson lose his cool. I’m not asking for fbombs or fisticuffs or even any mean-spirited comments, but put some fire in that belly already. Getting back to social media, I discovered that Anton possesses the magical ability to tweet without ever using a phone or a computer. Is she in possession of technology that is so

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fionahughes advanced you only have to think and can send out a tweet? I want some of that. All silliness aside, I consider ghost tweeters a big no no for politicians. I’m sure it happens frequently, but when you’re sitting in front of about 20 people engaged in a political debate and tweets are being sent from your account and it’s obvious you’re not the one sending them, the optics aren’t good. It leaves the individual’s followers wondering if any of the tweets are genuine. The last thing a politician wants to do is create any kind of doubt in people’s minds. Doubt bad, authenticity good. As the tweets flew, many of my bite-sized messages based on the candidates’ responses were quickly retweeted. The NPA, in fact, was the only party retweeting me. Sigh, doesn’t Vision Vancouver like me? Equally magical is NPA candidate and tweeter extraordinaire Mike Klassen, who declared Anton a winner without even being at the debate. “By all accounts @ SuzanneAnton had Hizonner on the ropes at this morning’s 1st Mayor’s debate. Well done!” Hold on a minute. I was there and I don’t think anyone came out on top. Anton has genuine emotion, but somehow is incapable of using words “Yes” or “No.” For example, “If elected, will you allow the expansion of gambling in Vancouver?” It doesn’t get any clearer than that. If I understood Ms. Evasive’s long-winded answer, she is in favour of more slots and a mega casino downtown, if there is public support. Say what? Didn’t we go through this already. I applaud the candidates for keeping the debate civil and respectful, but I have some advice (if I may be so bold): Mr. Robertson: Put some passion into your politics. The impression you left—for me anyway—is you would have rather been elsewhere. And although you were lucid in most of your answers, a certain spark was missing. Ms. Anton: If asked a yes or no question, answer yes or no. And stop letting someone else tweet from your account. fhughes@vancourier.com Twitter: @HughesFiona

A reader says a question that should have been asked about We Day is why so few young men attend compared to young women. photo Dan Toulgoet To the editor: Re: “We Day does it again—inspires,” Oct. 19. Despite clear similarities in education and ideology towards the power of individual change in gatherings like We Day and Occupy Vancouver, it is baffling why Sandra Thomas would like to see peaceful demonstrations avoided by future generations. Maybe she is such an idealist to suppose that the current generation of kids in school will come-to-age with no corrupt and unfair politics to protest against? No rallies needed to exchange ideas for change? Further, I hope Thomas is not conflating justice and directional politics in her “right ideals” (un-

less she means to raise the hackles of Postmedia critics). Like drones, we might recall together the ideals which come with the torch, which has been passed around multiple generations, rather than down: “We can do anything, if we set our minds to it. We must help solve the world’s problems, and make it a better place.” The older we get, we may add: “We hope the next children can do a little better than we did.” These are compelling enough reasons alone to attend a promotional event like We Day. That “thousands of young motivated girls should itself be an inspiration for boys to attend” wrongly sexualiz-

es the event with shallow gender roles and degrades the empowerment of youth by Thomas as an individual, as an older generation role model, and as a voice of influential media. If Thomas wasn’t bored with her comfortable job, she might remember to critically ask why young men are not as present at these events. Even if Thomas is inspired to make a difference, where’s the action? Yep, this might mean an uncomfortable shift in the way you live—like being part of the campaign to save good journalism— rather than passing the torch and calling it a day. Phaidra Ruck, Vancouver

Helten missing from Courier debate

To the editor: Re: “Mayoral debate,” Oct. 19. I was disappointed to read that the Courier mayoral debate would include only two candidates, Mayor Gregor Robertson and Coun. Suzanne Anton. I’m particularly interested to hear what Randy Helten’s, president of West End Neighbours and leader of “Neighbourhoods for a Sustainable Vancouver,” party platform would be. Helten spoke at public hearings in opposition to the horrendous highrise spot rezoning, up to 14, 16, 28 and 33 storeys, being inflicted on communities despite existing limits on

building heights. He also supported communities demanding that city council grant and put in place a community planning process before these offensive spot rezones were given the green light. Helten spoke to the point and effectively at the Shannon Mews public hearing when he quoted Mayor Robertson’s election night acceptance speech remarks pledging that his council would listen to what citizens wanted for their neighbourhoods, not ignore then and let developers win the day. Isabel Minty, Vancouver

tion of this “discovery.” It would be extremely negligent to build 1,500 units for only one portion of the population. The housing is, and should be, a balanced mix of individuals who are at high risk of being homeless (proactively addressing the issue, rather than being reactive), individuals from other programs such as drug treat-

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To the editor: Re: “Mayor ‘surprised’ by non-housing revelations,” Oct. 19. I was very disappointed to read two articles sensationalizing the fact that not all of the residents of the first four of 14 social housing projects have been previously homeless, and equally disappointed in the political exploita-

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ment, who have then freed up a bed or space in their program for other participants, and those who were previously homeless. The criticism of the current mix of population displays an ignorance of the purpose, the management and the functionality of nonmarket housing. Brenda Martens, Vancouver

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Dunbar Street construction mixed blessing for businesses Andrew Fleming Contributing writer

When a major construction project began along Dunbar Street last spring to replace aging sewer and electrical systems, Angela Dueck expected her small, street-front business would struggle to survive because customers wouldn’t be able to park out front. She laid off some of her employees

at Spill It Sister, a boutique women’s clothing store near the intersection of 41st Avenue, in preparation for a downturn in business, and was shocked to be met with greatly increased demand instead. “When the construction came, I gave most of my staff time off and I was in the shop alone expecting to close it for the week, and instead I was busy beyond

belief,” said Dueck on Saturday. She credits the unexpected boost to an increase in pedestrian traffic from nearby residents who would previously drive past her store. “I finally asked a lady why it was so busy and she said ‘Oh, it’s because I used to drive and now I walk by.’ So I started asking everybody and it was

all the same case. It was all neighbours west of Dunbar who were walking by. One hundred and twenty-two new customers I clocked in one week. Apart from the dust, it has been fantastic for us.” Dueck believes the City of Vancouver probably learned lessons from the experience of Canada Line construction on Cambie Street. “I do think that the city,

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Tran. “Our customer base, they come and they go and they need parking spots. The bank next door has been really nice about using their parking [spots], but then they blocked the bank as well, so checkmate. My business has gone down by 50 per cent. They were supposed to finish earlier in the summer, but then they discovered an eagle’s nest, so they couldn’t do anything for a while. It’s totally understandable, but I took a big hit, a really big hit.” Dueck’s experience also contrasts sharply with Susan Heyes, the owner of a former Cambie Street maternity-wear shop whose initially successful suit against municipal, provincial and federal governments, as well as TransLink and InTransit B.C. in B.C. Supreme Court, for lost business due to construction met its final defeat in the Supreme Court of Canada Oct. 20. The construction project affecting Dunbar Street between West 19th Avenue to Southwest Marine Drive began April 8 and is scheduled to end in late December. Twitter: @flematic courier.yvr@gmail.com

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given what happened on Cambie Street where they weren’t working on the weekends or the long weekends, they made sure with this job that they would be. I think they’ve been pushing harder to get it through.” Sergio Merlin, who owns an antique store two empty storefronts up the street from Spill It Sister, said he also appreciated that construction workers were on the job from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week, but he hasn’t shared Dueck’s increase in customers. “It actually went better than we thought it would and they really pushed, but even still people haven’t been able to park in a long time,” said Merlin while having a cigarette outside his empty store. “We are down roughly 40 per cent. It has been very bad. Today [Oct. 21] is the first day we can even park here after I don’t know how long.” Tan Tran, the owner of a neighbouring Bean Around the World Coffee franchise, also said his business has suffered dramatically over the past several months. “Maybe it has been good for her, but it certainly hasn’t been for us,” said

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Dentist to buy back candy

Oakridge dentist Wilson Kwong is putting a call out for children to bring their Halloween candy to his office in exchange for cold, hard cash. Dr. Kwong will pay kids $1 per pound of candy brought into his office between Nov. 1 and 8. Kwong says, “Halloween is great fun for both kids and adults alike, but we dentists often find the amount of candy and sweets consumed to be a little scary.” He adds exchanging candy for money means children can buy something healthier to enjoy. Kwong’s office will then send the candy to Canadian Forces members serving overseas in Afghanistan—providing them with a taste of home. He notes this sort of Halloween candy buyback has been going on in the United States for several years. “Our troops are

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Occupy Vancouver protesters have weathered their first storm and show no signs of packing up and heading home. Instead, selfproclaimed “occupiers” have literally dug in by creating trenches through what remains of the Vancouver Art Gallery lawn to help deal with the inevitable rain, as well as putting their makeshift homes atop wooden pallets to raise them above potential puddles. Last Saturday marked the one-week anniversary of the ongoing tent city protest, part of a global grassroots network of demonstrations to support the Occupy Wall Street movement in Manhattan. Environmental activist David Suzuki offered the Vancouver protest his support with a speech Saturday aimed at corporate influence over public policy. His was the latest celebrity endorsement for Occupy Vancouver that so far includes former Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello, children’s entertainer Raffi Cavoukian and actor Donald Sutherland. Several hundred protesters later marched inside four downtown banks while accompanied by police. None of the banks reported any damage and police

have not yet arrested a single protester. The Vancouver Police Department announced last week that roughly half a million dollars has been spent so far policing the protest. The bill for the VPD, not including the past few days, comes in at $390,000, while it cost another $50,000 to have an RCMP tactical unit standing by during the Oct. 15 beginning of the protest. The City of Vancouver has also spent an additional $87,000 that, according to a staff report “included costs for staff overtime just prior to and during the first five days of the event when there was great uncertainty about whether this would be a peaceful protest.” Daily costs for city staff have since been adjusted to $1,000 a day due to the peaceful nature of the protest. Mayor Gregor Robertson said on Monday that it was time for the protest to end although he doesn’t want to forcibly remove people. “We would like it to end peacefully,” said Robertson. “We don’t want to see the kind of chaos we’ve seen in many other cities who have gone in with mass arrests and created real chaos. That’s not the kind of ending we want here.” NPA mayoral candidate and city councillor Suzanne Anton, who is trying to unseat Vision’s Robertson in the Nov. 19 civic vote, wants a more definitive endgame in place. “Camping out on city property is not fine and is also very expensive,” said Anton. flematic: @Twitter

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1. With a mandate of profiling and fostering the development of community arts in the Downtown Eastside, the eighth annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival runs Oct. 26 to Nov. 6 with more than 100 events at more than 30 locations. The 12-day festival promises something for everyone, from music, art and dance to spoken word, film, history walks and perogies. Full details at heartofthecityfestival.com. 2. “Balkan world music superstar” Goran Bregovic drops by the Vogue Theatre Oct. 27, 7:30 p.m. with his 20-piece Wedding and Funeral Orchestra. Expect plenty of dancing and finger-snapping in the aisles. Tickets at Highlife, Red Cat, Boemma Euro Foods, voguetheatre.com or 604-569-1144. 3. The burlesque revival keeps on trucking as The Night Owl Revue presents burlesque performers Crystal Precious, Burgundy Brixx, Nicky Ninedoors, Ava Lure and special guest artist Lola Frost twirling their pasties to the live, funk-a-fied stylings of the Locksmiths. It all goes down

Oct. 26, 9 p.m. at the Electric Owl. Tickets $15 at the door or online at electricowl.ca.

5. New Pornographer Kathryn Calder ditches the band (and hairbrush) for her second pop-filled full-length solo album Bright and Vivid. And what do you know, she’s playing the Biltmore Oct. 27 with Anomie Belle and My Friend Wallis. Tickets at Red Cat, Zulu, the Biltmore and online at ticketweb.ca.

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4. Having already covered the White Stripes, Led Zeppelin and Rush, the ever popular, always surprising Mashed Poetics takes on Van Halen’s 1978 self-titled debut album. That’s right, 10 wordsmiths deliver poetic interpretations of everything from “Running with the Devil” to “Ice Cream Man” followed by Van Halen cover band Eruption performing the entire album live. Live your life like there’s no tomorrow Oct. 27, 9 p.m. at the Cottage Bistro (4468 Main St.) Admission $8 at the door.

On Saturday afternoon, as is often the case, we found ourselves walking the lonely aisles of our local No Frills supermarket in search of cheap ginger beer. If you haven’t been, we highly suggest you take a moment and acquaint yourself with the many wonders of this strange grocery chain from the eastern reaches of Canada. With its yellow packaged, no-name line of processed foods, skeleton crew of cashiers, which often leads to Soviet-era foodshortage lineups, and 1980s high school dance soundtrack pumping over the loudspeakers, No Frills is a shopping experience unto itself. And this weekend was no exception. Stuck in a meandering lineup, four shopping carts deep, while our cashier mysteriously left her post for a few minutes to go on a vision quest, we were treated to arguably the most sensual and seductive song from the ’80s since “Careless Whisper,” Wham’s saxophone-kissed reflection on indiscretions and regret. That’s right, we’re talking about Duran Duran’s 1982 tropicalflavoured power ballad “Save a Prayer.” In the past, we’ve stood in line and been quietly

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rocked by Eddie Rabbitt’s “I Love a Rainy Night,” Toto’s “Africa,” even Wang Chung’s “Everybody Wang Chung Tonight.” But Duran Duran’s “Save a Prayer” is an entirely different beast. With the faux pan flute of Nick Rhodes’ haunting synthesizer floating like mist over an inviting lagoon, we were transported far away from the sterile walls and discounted roast beef of No Frills to the lush palm trees and white sand beaches of Sri Lanka. The smell of coconut and jasmine filled the air and we found ourselves unbuttoning our shirt every so slightly, searching the eyes of fellow customers hoping to make a body connection. We don’t even know what that means, but we think it has something to do with Simon Lebon’s pained vocals yelping, “Some people call it a one night stand/But we can call it paradise.” Sure, the song is a musical ode to two sweaty strangers doin’ it in the jungle, possibly in a grass hut under mosquito netting, but it’s more than that. It’s about losing oneself to the rhythm of the night, and not in a wussy El DeBarge kind of way. We’re just thankful No Frills didn’t play the 10minute-long extended mix of “Save a Prayer” or

there’s a good chance we would have completely disrobed and been forced to make love in or to the exotic food section. Instead, Duran Duran’s hump ballad abruptly segued into the Outfield’s “I Don’t Want to Lose Your Love Tonight.” And although it was a rockin’ song, essentially about the same thing, it just wasn’t the same.

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2011 THE VANCOUVER COURIER

Sad news on the entertainment front. According to the National Post, milquetoast singer-songwriter John Mayer has successfully undergone surgery for a throat inflammation that will only temporarily put the Grammywinning performer out of commission. An inflamed growth known as a granuloma was removed from just above Mayer’s vocal cord this week. Not only has the procedure forced the singer to cancel a number of concerts and pushed back the release of his douchey new album, it opens the door to a number of jokes suggesting Mayer’s body is not, in fact, a wonderland. Which, when you think of it, is a pretty lame joke that suggests we can’t even be bothered to make fun of John Mayer properly. We apologize.


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This Evolving Arts Collective production begins well enough with floor-to-ceiling video projections of various victims relating the details of their assault by a mysterious serial attacker called “Ed.” In each instance, the victim has offered help to Ed, who appears to be in distress but when the Good Samaritan moves in, Ed moves in, too, with a knife or his fists or boots. But, in spite of the eight energetic performances and the work of talented actor, teacher and director Lori Triolo, U.S. Drag is pretty much a drag. Who is there to like in Gina Gionfriddo’s satire? Certainly not Allison (Hilary Jardine) or Angela (Natalie Brooke Edwards), two self-absorbed college graduates. Allison speaks for both of them when she rants, “I want a lot. I want it while I’m still pretty enough to enjoy it.” They’re all about money and how to get it. That takes them to a meeting of S.A.F.E. (Stay Away From Ed), a non-profit advocacy group run by Evan (Amos Stern) whose policy is “Don’t help.” There’s a $100,000 bounty on Ed’s head; Allison and Angela think S.A.F.E. might lead them to Ed. Then there’s Ned (Chris McNally) who doesn’t give a crap about anyone; novelist Christopher (Dylan Harvey) who’s so

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Last year, In the House Festival’s haunted house explored various aspects of hell. This year, evil fairies get their wings. “There’s this notion of fairies that’s all very Tinker Bell and Disney and sweet,” said Myriam Steinberg, artistic director of In the House, which hosts themed monthly performances in private homes, drawing artists from various genres. “But what happens when fairies go wrong?” Those who dare will find out at the House of Faerie Bad Things, Oct. 29 to 31. The frightful event unfolds in a secret, but central, location that is revealed only to ticket buyers. “Basically, the overarching premise of this show, the loose thing on which we’re basing it, is humans are screwing up the earth, the fairies are pissed. And they’re kind of getting their revenge,” Steinberg said. Haunted house-goers will see 15 performances on the hour-long journey through warren-like environments that have been cloaked, in parts, with creepy, long rustling faux grass, filled with freaky soundscapes and shrouded with forest fronds. In The House seeks to mix the mythical, the magical and the macabre with aerial circus, film, puppetry, theatre, physical comedy, opera, hula hooping and belly dance. Singer-songwriter Joanna Chapman-Smith plays from a cage of bare trees in “the heart of the forest” realm, amid giant toadstools. The next room is themed “the red cap,” a reference to the pointy hats of seemingly innocuous garden gnomes, who often appear to be modelled after the dwarves in Disney’s Sleeping Beauty. “What’s little known is they actually dye their caps with the blood of humans,”

Steinberg said. Chris Murdoch, co-producer of the House of Faerie Bad Things, notes the origins of Sleeping Beauty are also rather chilling. “Sleeping Beauty was actually about necrophilia,” he said. “Little Red Riding Hood was about pedophilia and family relations and killing each other’s families, so there’s a lot of dark content in old fairytales and we’re calling on a little bit of that for this.” Murdoch, a circus performer who teaches at CircusWest, became fascinated with mythology when he studied it at theatre school. He became intrigued by the work of American mythologist, writer and lecturer Joseph Campbell and exploring why people tell certain stories at certain times throughout history. “I’m interested in that as a reflection of our collective unconscious, what we’re all thinking at certain times,” Murdoch said. He also worked at the Dragonspace shop on Granville Island, which sells fairy wares, and worked with fantasy illustrator Brian Froud, whose design concepts were featured in Jim Henson’s 1982 fantasy film The Dark Crystal and the 1986 film Labyrinth. “Some people actually follow fairy as almost a religion or a day-to-day thing,” Murdoch said. “They listen to them and communicate with them, the same way that people communicate with angels or what have you.” Those who want to commune with fairies for at least one night need to get their tickets quick. Passes to the unknown were two-thirds sold out as of Tuesday night. Hosted and narrated tours that accommodate 15 visitors each begin at 6:15 p.m. and start every half hour. The House of Faerie Bad Things culminates with an after party Oct. 31 that’s free to tour participants, with tickets available to others for $10. For more information, see inthehousefestival.com. crossi@vancourier.com Twitter: @Cheryl_Rossi

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Runner Louise Oram taps mental acuity for success

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Orienteering champ uses brains and brawn

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Whitecaps best?

That depends on the criteria for Player of the Year. At the final game of their maiden season Saturday, the Whitecaps presented Camilo Sanvezzo with that distinction. The prize was determined by fan polling. No offence to the quick-stepping Brazilian striker, but he wouldn’t have gotten my vote. Yes, with 12 goals, he scored more than any other ‘Cap and earned the Domenic Mobilio Golden Boot. He was a consistent performer and took offensive risks. But he’d too often squander the opportunities he created by failing to distribute the ball or by diving as if flagrantly fouled. Either way, it frustrated me. My bias, obviously; I don’t appreciate his style. I often labelled it selfish. Alain Rochat was a strong candidate. As was Gershon Koffie. But had I voted, I’d have backed Eric Hassli. The muscular Frenchman embodies what I consider a fan favourite. My criteria rewards his evident loyalty to spectators, disappointment in his own shortcomings down the stretch and a desire to greet and connect with fans. Only a handful of other players display the same warmth, including Rochat and Jeb Brovsky, among others. Hassli had 10 goals, including a stunning volley that notched him an ESPY nomination. Kids know him by name and French Immersion students write him letters in his mother tongue. Hassli, who tattooed eyecatching, Technicolor maple leaves on his upper arms, loves this city and says he’d like to stay. Fans should want to reciprocate the love. Tell me about your criteria. What balance of performance and personality do you reward in sport stars? mstewart@vancourier.com Twitter: @MHStewart

Before she crossed the finish line with blood dripping over her ear and down her chin from a gash on the back of her head, Canada’s champion orienteer faced a challenge she’d not tackled before. “I ran uphill, in the sand,” said Louise Oram, a 27-year-old Vancouverite with the Greater Vancouver Orienteering Club who won the Canadian Orienteering Championships middle- and long-distance courses this summer in the Yukon. “I knew—and I’m not used to running in sand—that it’d be slow,” she said, describing the 30-metre scramble up a sandy slope, sometimes on her hands and knees. “I could have gone around. But it was a lot straighter to go through the sand.” Straighter and slower or longer and faster? Go around or go through? These are but a few of the constant, minute and urgent decisions Oram makes between controls, those soft, orange and white cubes that serve as checkpoints, which she must find in the wilderness using a map and compass. “I think it was still the best route choice,” said Oram, who gashed her scalp on an unseen branch as she ducked under a fallen tree. “There is a part of you, when you’re crawling up that sand, that asks, ‘Oh god, I don’t know. Should I have gone around?” Orienteering demands as much mental acuity as it does physical intensity, a sport that prizes faultless use of a topographical map and tactical navigating as much as muscle strength and endurance. Courses aren’t charted for distance because each racer will make different decisions and opt for a different route, but general recommendations for those at the top of the field state the sprint course will take roughly 12 to 15 minutes, the middle-distance 30 minutes and the long-distance 75 to 90 minutes. The world’s best orienteering racers hail from Europe. This August in France, Oram was edged out of the final. Outdoor adventure racing isn’t limited to elite racers who desire to combine offtrail running with over-land navigation. Charlotte MacNaughton, the executive director of Orienteering Canada, said the sport is popular with families and retains participants throughout their lifetime. “We are a huge sport for life,” she said from Calgary, noting they very recently added a 75-plus age category because of senior racers’ requests. After Orienteering Canada lost its government funding in the mid-’90s, organizers worked for a decade to grow the pop-

Louise Oram, Canadian orienteering champion, is completing a master’s degree in computer science at UBC. photo Dan Toulgoet

praised Oram’s savvy navigation. The decision to go around or go through (not to over-simplify) can be likened to computing, a field Oram knows well. The Point Grey graduate is completing her master’s in computer science at the University of B.C., where she also trains with the cross-country team. “You can think about the route choice as an algorithm,” she said. “What’s the optimal way?” For Oram, it’s likely the winning way. ••• The Greater Vancouver Orienteering Club hosts the Lynn Valley Adventure Run Nov. 6. Registration at 9:30 a.m. All participants and all ages welcome. Competitors can run, walk or chose the duathlon, which is on foot and bike. Beginners can arrive early for instruction. Visit orienteeringbc.ca/gvoc. mstewart@vancourier.com Twitter: @MHStewart

ularity and awareness of the sport. They also bolstered their long-term athlete development model and this summer, Sport Canada announced it would reinstate funding. “It really made us take a good look at how we are developing athletes and how we can do that to keep encouraging athletes in this sport or in any sport to avoid drop out and also help develop better orienteers and the elite level,” said MacNaughton. Oram is the face of orienteering in Canada. Her cross-country stamina put her atop the women’s podium in this year’s gruelling Knee Knacker Trail Run, a North Shore right-of-passage for backcountry abuse that scales 8,000 feet over 30 kilometres. “Louise is the best female orienteer in Canada,” said MacNaughton. “And on any given day, potentially the best in North America.” In addition to her evident strengths as a long-distance trail runner, MacNaughton

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Ready, get set, go—elementary schools on the run Megan Stewart

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More than 2,300 students from 68 Vancouver public elementary schools competed at this year’s cross-country meet Oct. 20 at Trout Lake. Thomas Nobbs of Kerrisdale elementary won the Grade 7 boys event, edging out Tyson Lin of Osler and Angus Weir, also of Kerrisdale.

Kate Ferguson of Grenfell elementary topped the Grade 7 girls race, beating Emily Quinn of Jules Quesnel and Louise Forsythe of Carnarvon. Paul Fisher of Wolfe won the Grade 6 boys race and Annika Austin of Gordon won the Grade 6 girls event. Winning the boys races in Grades 5 though 1 were Liam Wong of MacCorkindale, Carson Bushman Doromd of L’Ecole Bilingue, Matthew Mockett

of Bayview, Mac Bryden of Cavell and Issac Rice of Gordon. Winning the girls races in Grades 5 through 1 were Nina Watson of L’Ecole Bilingue and Chloe Ainsworth of Kitchener who tied for first, Kendra Lewis of Queen Victoria, Anna Watanabe of Cavell, Jessica Kieffer of Jules Quesnel and Gaia Fameli of Emily Carr. mstewart@vancourier.com

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Re: The estate of KATHLEEN AMY STUART-STUBBS (also known as Kammy Stuart-Stubbs), deceased, formerly of 203-1827 West 3rd Avenue, BC. Creditors and others having claims against the above estate are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the Executor c/o Megan Stuart-Stubbs, 1157 East 13th Avenue, Vancouver , BC on or before November 20th, 2011, after which date the Executor will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executors then have notice.

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NOTICE is hereby given that Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of ELIZABETH BEATRICE FULWELL, Deceased, late of Room 217-2803 West 41st Avenue,Vancouver, British Columbia, who died on the 28th day of July, 2011, are hereby required to send them to the undersigned Executors, BMO TRUST COMPANY and MARY ANNE RICHTER c/o 595 Burrard Street, 9th Floor, P.O. Box 49500, Vancouver, B.C., V7X 1L7 on or before the 30th day of November, 2011, after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received. BMO TRUST COMPANY MARY ANNE RICHTER Executors 595 Burrard Street, 9th Floor P.O. Box 49500 Vancouver, BC V7X 1L7 Tel: 604-668-1350 Fax: 604-665-7461

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS PAUL ERIC ALFRED ROMERIL, deceased, formerly of 107 - 2298 McBain Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6L 3B1, are required to send full particulars of such claims c/o Bell Alliance Lawyers & Notaries Public, Attention: Dana George, 201 - 1367 West Broadway, British Columbia, V6H 4A7, on or before November 25, 2011, after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received. Bell Alliance, Lawyers & Notaries Public, Solicitors.

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NOTICE is hereby given that Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of MARIBETH JEANNE SINCLAIR, Deceased, late of Suite 106 - 5989 Iona Drive, Vancouver, British Columbia, who died on the 16th day of July, 2011, are hereby required to send them to the undersigned Executor, BMO TRUST COMPANY, 595 Burrard Street, 9th Floor, P.O. Box 49500, Vancouver, B.C., V7X 1L7 on or before the 30th day of November, 2011, after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received. BMO TRUST COMPANY Executor 595 Burrard Street, 9th Floor P.O. Box 49500 Vancouver, BC V7X 1L7 Tel: 604-668-1350 Fax: 604-665-7461

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NOTICE is hereby given that Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of CONSTANCE L. FRIEDMAN also known as CONSTANCE AILEEN LIVINGSTONE FRIEDMAN also known as CONSTANCE FRIEDMAN, Deceased, late of 4916 Chancellor Boulevard, Vancouver, British Columbia, who died on the 15th day of June, 2011, are hereby required to send them to the undersigned Executor, SYDNEY M. FRIEDMAN, c/o BMO Harris Private Banking, Suite 600, 4789 Kingsway, Burnaby, B.C., V5H 0A3 on or before the 30th day of November, 2011, after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received. SYDNEY M. FRIEDMAN Executor c/o BMO Harris Private Banking Suite 600, 4789 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC, V5H 0A3 Tel: 604-665-7382 Fax: 604-665-7441

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS & OTHERS Re: The estate of JOHN SHARPLES, deceased, who died on the 2nd day of August, 2011, formerly of 2862 West 37th Avenue, Vancouver, BC. Creditors and others having claims against the estate of JOHN SHARPLES are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to Jerome R. Berkson, Executor, c/o Coric Adler Wenner at #620 – 1385 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V6H 3V9 Attention: Richard M. Wenner on or before November 30, 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 has notice. Jerome R. Berkson, Executor NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Re: YEUK PING MA CHAN, also known as YEUK PING CHAN, YEUK PING MA, YEUK PING CHAN MA, CHAN MA YEUK PING, CHAN YEUK PING MA and MA YEUK PING CHAN, Deceased, formerly of 207 3615 West 17th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C. Creditors and others having claims against the Deceased, who died on August 9, 2011, at Vancouver, B.C. are required to send full particulars of such claims to the undersigned Executor at #2700 - 700 West Georgia St., Vancouver, BC, V7Y 1B8, on or before November 25, 2011, after which the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received. Francis Wai Kong Chan, Executor. Alexander Holburn Beaudin & Lang LLP, Solicitors.

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RIGHTWAY Home Services Home Renos, Painting, Flooring, Tiling, etc. Alan 604.782.0992 KITCHEN & BATHS Home renovations, 30+ years experience. Call 604-731-7709 Mozaik Handyman Services Ltd Reno painting, electrical, plumb tiling, 604-739-8786..716-8687

PLUMBING & HEATING NO JOB TOO SMALL NO OVERTIME BEST RATES Call Today for Your Free Quote

604-889-6409 Certified Plumber & Gas Fitter * Reno’s & Repairs 24 hrs/day * Furnaces * Boilers * Hot Water Heating * Reasonable Rates * Hot Water Tanks

604-731-2443

Serving West Side since 1987

STORMWORKS

A Vancouver Leak Specialist Repairs & Leaks start from $150 Licensed & WCB. 604-779-4339

10% Off with this Ad! For all your plumbing, heating & reno needs. Lic Gas Fitter, Aman. 778-895-2005 ★ 3 Licensed Plumbers ★ 66 years of exp. 604-830-6617 www.oceansidemechanical.com

WWW.RENORITE.COM Bath, Kitchen, Suites & More Save Your Dollars 778-317-1256 REPAIRS & RENOVATIONS Electrical, plumbing, carpentry, all work to code. 27 yrs on West Side Call Greg 604-644-4554

8250

Roofing

#1 Roofing Company in BC All types of Roofing Over 35 Years in Business Call now for Free Estimates

604-588-0833

SALES@ PATTARGROUP.COM

WWW.PATTARGROUP.COM

Tried & True Since 1902

PLUMBERS

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

Call for a free estimate:

1.877.602.7346

Visit us online to receive a special discount:

www.crownroofgutters.ca

AMBLESIDE ROOFING

All types - Reroofs & Repairs 778-288-8357

★ STAFFORD & SON ★ WINTER RATES! Interior/Ext. Top quality work. 604-221-4900

VANWEST Painting Professional quality at competitive prices. Free estimates. Call David @ 778.892.9828

8255

Roofing

ROOF LEAKS? Have your roof checked. Free est. 604-738-6606

8255

Rubbish Removal

ALL JUNK?

Rubbish Removal Residential & Commercial Free Estimates 7 Days a Week

Large or small jobs Nobody beats our prices

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Rubbish Removal

15 OFF with this ad

604-537-8523

HOMEX HAULING & Deliveries. Please call Luigi at 778-994-5403

Quality Home Improvements Install tiles, marble, granite, mosiac & stone. Guar. 604-725-8925

JACK’S RUBBISH Removal Friendly, Fast & Cheap 604-266-4444

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

8300 8309

At Save on Roofing - specialize reroof/repair★ Fully Ins. WCB. 24/7, Free est. 778-892-1266 saveon.roofing@yahoo.com

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

Stucco/Siding/ Exterior

8315

Auto Miscellaneous

8335

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

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

2007 GMC CANYON SLE Ext Cab 4X4 BCAA inspected $15,960, 87,000 km’s www.autofleet.biz 604-304-7653 Carproof report & warranty incl’d

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

9130

Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

THE ONE - The Only - The Only One in Canada! Only authorized Harley-Davidson Technician Program at GPRC’s Fairview Campus. Fairview, Alberta. Oncampus residences. 1-888-999-7882; www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview.

9135

Parts & Accessories

FOR SALE 2 TOYO TIRES proxes S/T285/60R 18 116, used with good tread mounted on 18 steel rims $100 ea 604-943-2626

9145

2008 F-150 XLT supercab 4WD BCAA inspected $17,860 75,300 km’s www.autofleet.biz 604-304-7653 Carproof report & warranty included

2008 F-150 XLT SUPERCREW 4X4 BCAA inspected $23,980 44,900 km’s www.autofleet.biz 604-304-7653 Carproof report & warranty included

9160

Sports & Imports

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

THE SCRAPPER SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL

2008 F-350 LARIAT Supercrew 4WD SWB (DVD) BCAA inspected $29,860, 134,000 km’s www.autofleet.biz 604-304-7653 Carproof report & warranty inc’d

9160

Sports & Imports

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 2H

9155

2010 NISSAN ALTIMA S (2.5L) BCAA inspected $15,980 85,600 km’s www.autofleet.biz 604-304-7653 Carproof report & warranty included

2007 Audi RS 4 52,000 kms Silver grey metallic $49,900 Call: (250) 213-1441

RV’s/Trailers

NEW 2011 MAXUM Wild 28 BRS – Bedroom Slide. Lite WT trailer; open floorplan. Save $8,500 below cost @ $20,500 Clearance Price – No Trade (Stk. D10-47) go-west.com 604-528-3900 DL #9676

NEW 2011 Maxum Wild 26 RKS – Lite WT trailer with Slide. Save $9,500 below cost @ $19,999 Clearance Price – No Trade (Stk. D10-44) go-west.com 604-528-3900 DL #9676

2001 Honda Prelude Silver ext, Great condition, Leather int, 150,000k, New brakes, No acci− dent, CD play w/ IPOD, Great on gas $8,950 Call: (604) 802−9195

Vans

1999 DODGE Ram Cargo Van. reliable, white, good running order, air cared, $1800obo, In Richmond 778-227-4644

9515

2007 Pleasureway Plateau 28,111 kms 5 cylinder diesel engine. Gray leather seating and maple cabinetry. $69,900 Call: (778) 434-2227

Boats

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

9522

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES

9522

2004 PLEASURE - WAY PLATEAU M/H Mercedes Benz Turbo diesel. Immac cond fully loaded with Onan Generator, 62,937k’s, $59,900. Ph 1-604-220-5005

2006 VW Passat auto, 4 dr sunroof, top cond, 150,000 km ,1 owner $10,500. 604-723-0721

9173

Scrap Car Removal

@

604-274-0285

VanCourier.com

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. INSTANT AUTO CREDIT We can finance your auto loan in minutes, you Drive Home Now or we deliver to BC & Alberta www.DriveHomeNow.com

Window Cleaning

place ads online @

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

9155

Tree Services

MAGNOLIA TREE Service & Landscape, fence install, yard reno’s, excavating, irrigation 604-214-0661

Tiling

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

AUTOMOTIVE 9105

Tiling

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

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

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8309

A31

DISPOSAL BINS: Starting at $199 + dump fees. 604-306-8599 www.disposalking.com

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

RV’s/Trailers

RV PACKAGE $12,900 - 2001 26’ Triple E Topaz 5th wheel, 1995 Chev Silverado pick up 175,000k’s. Both excellent condition. Ph 604-824-2068

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Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

Andrew’s Painting & Wallpaper 25yrs exp. WCB/Ins. Refs Free estimates no HST 604-785-5651 DJ PAINTING, Int/Ext. Com/Res. Many years exp. Top Quality. Drywall. Free ests. 604-258-7300, cell 604-417-5917

8250

$

AT YOUR HOME ROOFING Van division. New roofs & repairs. WCB Insured 604-340-7189

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

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

Roofing

drytech.ca

604.662.8150

Experienced Movers ~ 2 Men $55 ~

8250

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2011 THE VANCOUVER COURIER

2008 TOYOTA Limited Highlander Immaculate, black with tan leather interior, fully loaded except navigation, heated seats, moon roof, new brakes front and back, new tires, hitch, roof racks, backup camera, automatic tailgate, 6 disc CD changer. 71,000 kms, local. One owner $29,500. ★ 778-833-2294

1998 HONDA Accord, 166k, AC, cruise, pwr/hted mirrors, pwr windows, pwr locks, new rear brakes, aircared. Well maintained. Clean reliable car. No accidents. $5200. 604-377-7233

2007 FLEETWOOD Jamboree 24D – Great floor plan – Sleeps 6. (Stk. 2022A) $31,999 go-west.com 604-528-3900 DL #9676

★ SNOW BIRD SPECIAL ★ 2005 MONACO Esquire 46,000km 31ft Class C M/H, lrg slide. EXC cond! $43,900obo. 604-996-8065

9535 2002 MERCEDES Benz C230, Kompressor, Sports Cpe, 95kms, sunroof, $9950. 604-581-8985 2008 BMW 328 coupe, white on black, 46 K, $28,500. 604-727-7155

NEW 2010 TAKENA 1865 EX Dinette Slide. Fuel efficient towing. Save $5,000 below cost @ $15,900 Clearance Price - No Trade (Stk. T09-19) go-west.com 604-528-3900 DL #9676

Snowmobiles/ ATV

WATERCRAFT IN SUMMER, Snowmobiles in Winter, ATV’s in Between! Become an Outdoor Power Equipment Technician. GPRC’s Fairview College Campus. Apprenticeship opportunity. On-campus residences. 1-888-999-7882; www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview


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THE VANCOUVER COURIER WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2011

Your Original

Food Store

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Certified Organic

Prime Rib Roast

Rib Eye or B.C. Squash s k a e t S n Butternut, Buttercup Strip Loieless

$

Bon

13 Canadian Beef

T-Bone Steaks

4

$

98

60 $149

/lb. $3.29/kg

/lb. $29.99/kg

Non-Medicated

Turkey Breast Bone-In Previously Frozen

/lb. $10.98kg

From the Deli

Pepper Ham

1

$ 09 100g

4

$

98

/lb. $10.98kg

Certified Organic Fairtrade

Ruby Red Grapefruit

89

¢

each

Endangered Species

$ 98 each

2

Non-Medicated

Turkey Thighs

Latin Sweet Chocolate Bars Pineapples 10% Profits Donated

2

4

$ 98

or Spaghetti

Previously Frozen

$

/lb. $8.80kg

Certified Organic

B.C. Autumn Sweet Plums

3

$ 99 2 lb pkg.

Emma Grated

Parmesan Cheese

$ 99 $ 85gr bar

3

99

16

Non-Medicated

Chicken Wings

$

3

17

B.C.

/lb. $6.98kg

Non-Medicated

Pork Picnic Roast Shank or Butt End

1

$ 99

/lb. $4.39kg

B.C.

Pumpkins ¢ $ 98

Fuji Apples

68

While Stock Lasts

/lb. $1.50kg

2

each

Greek Gods Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese Yogourt Assorted Emma Organic

99 $ 49 $ 89 1Kg

3

Product of Italy

100g

Non-Organic

Chick Peas (Garbanzo)

$699 2.5 kg

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BAKING SUPPLIES

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650g

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Sale Dates: Wednesday, October 26, 2011 – Tuesday, November 1, 2011

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Vancouver Courier October 26 2011