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Moving to a regional police force, the “twinning” of community centre managers to make them responsible for more than one facility and questions on why the city needed almost 300 information technology employees are some of the recommendations, observations and questions included in the draft final report of the 2009 Vancouver Services Review obtained through a Freedom of Information request. The 71-page report notes more than “1,000 opportunities” for changing the way services are delivered across the City of Vancouver to save money, including addressing the high rate of absenteeism among city employees, reducing an excess number of deputy managers and questioning the need to help fund civic theatres. Also recommended is finding ways to reduce the overlap of services offered by the Vancouver Archives and the Vancouver Public Library’s Special Sections department. City hall watchdog and realtor Donna Liberson told the Courier it took her two years and hundreds of dollars to obtain a readable copy of the $300,000 final draft report dated Oct. 9, 2009. The first report released to Liberson last year, a copy of which was provided to the Courier, was almost 100 per cent redacted. The current copy is about 80 per cent legible. “The city spent a lot of time and money trying to stop this information from coming out,” said Liberson. “Why the secrecy?” The city replied to questions from the Courier in an email that explained the city adopted recom-

City hall watchdog Donna Liberson received a draft copy of the Vancouver Services Review after a two-year wait. mendations from the report that best fit with its “strategic direction and objectives going forward.” The city, however, did not answer Liberson’s question about secrecy. The review was completed by IT and management-consulting firm Sierra Systems by order of city manager Penny Ballem, who was hired in 2008 after Vision Van-

couver took power at city hall. A corporate management team from the city also worked with Sierra Systems, which has offices across North America, including Vancouver. Liberson noted Sierra Systems has been contracted to complete a second report at a cost of $234,000 and a third for $250,000. Liberson is trying to get copies those

reports. In response to Liberson’s recent FOI request for a copy of the second report, she was sent eight blanked-out pages. Liberson told the Courier she’s passionate about what the city does with its money because its distribution of resources determines the quality of life for residents. When the city’s assets are

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squandered, everyone suffers, she said. “Our parks, community centres, cultural activities, civic volunteer programs, schools, support programs for the elderly, physically and mentally challenged and generally anyone in need are all deprived of resources that are available,” said Liberson. See LIBERSON on page 4

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Continued from page 1 “Instead, absolutely unbelievable amounts are spent on projects like Millennium, an $18-million dog pound, consultant reports which are not implemented—who knows what else? Just look at this Sierra Systems report,” added Liberson. “How many positions exist for which no one has a clue what they do? Who even knows how the money is spent—certainly not the chief financial officer.” One of the recommendations included on page 62 of the report recommends the city “consolidate all financial services under the CFO/Director of Finance.” The report also notes some city departments are better able to fund their “own programs and pet projects” because they have more of an ability to raise money than others. The report does not identify which departments. “It shows there is no transparency, no accountability and that staff from each of the departments has carte blanche to approve their pet projects,” said Liberson. “The report recommends that the city’s director of finance should manage the city’s finances. What the f--- else has he been doing? To me that reads that he doesn’t have any power.” According to the city, the first phase of consolidation of its financial departments is complete and senior managers now report to the director of financial planning and analysis. The report also recommends the city “develop a value for money policy.” “Oh my God, they needed to pay a consultant to tell them that?” said Liberson. She calls the report damning and says it shows the city should

The draft final report of the 2009 Vancouver Services Review recommends “twinning” community centre managers at centres that could include the Mount Pleasant Community Centre. photo Dan Toulgoet be placed in the care of a trustee while an external audit of its finances is completed. One section of the report notes the financial cost of employee absenteeism appears to be “out of sight, out of mind” at the city. The average number of sick days for city employees is 16 compared to the national average of 11. The report recommends “managers must become more accountable in the area of people management, specifically absenteeism and performance management…” In 2009, a four-year plan was launched at the city to reduce absenteeism to an average of 10.8 days a year. In 2010, there was a

seven per cent reduction in absenteeism. As well, 95 per cent of city employees now received their payroll notification online rather than receiving paper copies. According to the report, that shift can eventually lead to the saving of between 3,500 and 4,400 staff hours per year. And while the report concluded the city has too many deputy managers, it also recommended creating a new management team to implement the recommended changes. One section of the report is broken into themes. “Theme 1: Stop activities that do not add value,” questions why the city is in the

business of funding civic theatres and whether that practice should continue. The Vision Vancouver-dominated city council has ignored this recommendation. In September, council approved nearly $1 million in financial assistance to the Vancouver Playhouse Theatre Company. “Theme 2: Save money/reduce costs” is completely blacked out. The report says that in 2009, the city employed 241 full-time equivalent information technology workers, as well as an estimated 44.8 full-time equivalent employees who work on IT-related activities. In total, eight separate groups provided IT services for

the city. At the time, the report estimated almost $28 million would be spent on IT services for all of 2009 from operating funds. That total did not include money spent for IT services from capital funds. The city said phase one of a shared-services IT plan has been completed and is ongoing. There are currently 211 IT workers at the city. The report also frequently notes that, despite past recommendations, little action had been taken by 2009 when it came to making changes. The report noted the recommendations to make the city’s Shared Supply Chain Management Services (SCM) more efficient were made, but apparently not implemented, in studies paid for and completed as far back as 1998, including three reports from 2000. The current Sierra Systems report reads in part: “…current SCM practices result in significant risk to the city as it does not have financial control of its SCM related expenses nor does it apply an enterprise risk management approach to its supply chain services.” In April 2010, the city implemented a new system that reduced the cost of purchased goods, services and construction. According to the city, the new policies led to savings of $9.3 million in the first year. Liberson questions why the city is paying almost $1 million for these three reports, when it has a long history of non-compliance. “For almost two years the city has fought me using their lawyers to stop this report from going public,” said Liberson. “There must be a reason for that.” sthomas@vancourier.com Twitter: @sthomas10

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news Chu earned more than $300,000 last year, according to the Vancouver Police Department. Robertson will find out whether he’s the best mayor in the city when voters go to the polls Nov. 19 and choose whether they want him around for another three years.

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Smile for the camera

Many of you will have heard the news by now—the Vancouver Police Department recommended 163 charges to Crown counsel against 60 suspects in connection with the June 15 Stanley Cup riot. Video evidence played a big part in identifying the suspects, according to police, who have processed more than 30 terabytes of data (equivalent to 7,500 DVDs or 45,000 CDs). OK, so that’s a lot of footage. But I was wondering whether the city’s use of 14 surveillance cameras during Game 7 was helpful in leading to the arrest of the 60 suspects. Riot reviews conducted by the VPD and the city recommended further looks at using more surveillance cameras during large events. So I asked Sgt. Dale Weidman, the lead investigator in the riot probe, about the city’s cameras. “They played a role,” Weidman said. “As you know, we received video from a myriad of different sources, both private citizens and closed circuit televi-

Raffi’s world

During a recent mayoral debate, Mayor Gregor Robertson (middle) said VPD Chief Jim Chu (left) may be one of the world’s greatest police chiefs. photo Dan Toulgoet sion and from businesses. So they played a role.” Was it a significant role? “No, it wasn’t hugely significant.”

Top of the cops

Police Chief Jim Chu may want to ask for a raise. Or, maybe he already has. I mention this after hearing what

Mayor Gregor Robertson had to say about the chief during a mayoral debate with NPA candidate Suzanne Anton at the SFU campus at the Woodward’s building Oct. 25. “We have one of the top—if not the top police chief in the country, possibly even the world,” Robertson said while talking about the Stanley Cup riot. That’s right… possibly even the world.

Robertson is chairperson of the Vancouver Police Board, the oversight body that hired Chu in 2007 to replace Jamie Graham, who is now chief in Victoria. Robertson, however, was not on the board when Chu was hired; that was NPA mayor Sam Sullivan. But it was the Robertson-led board that granted Chu a contract extension until August 2015.

How about a vote for possibly the world’s best children’s entertainer? How about Mr. Baby Beluga himself? In case you missed my blog post last week, I mentioned that Raffi Cavoukian, the legendary children’s performer, recently toured the “Occupy Vancouver” protest site outside the Vancouver Art Gallery. Wondering whether he supports Mayor Gregor Robertson’s just-give-it-some-time approach to the protest? Or do you think his thinking is more in line with NPA mayoral candidate Suzanne Anton’s oneweek’s-notice-and-you’re-gone approach? I don’t know. But I do know that some guy named Raffi Cavoukian donated “$5,000 or greater” to Robertson when he ran successfully in 2008 against Vision Coun. Raymond Louie for the right to lead Vision in the previous election. mhowell@vancourier.com Twitter: @Howellings

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The International Village school hit the news this week after the provincial government announced it was one of the B.C. schools approved as part of $353 million in new capital funding. But last week, Kitsilano secondary was the focus for local and provincial politicians. Premier Christy Clark and Education Minister George Abbott appeared at the West Side high school Oct. 28 to announce $57.8 million towards its restoration and seismic upgrade project. Located at 2550 West 10th Ave., the school is at high risk of damage in an earthquake and planning has been underway to fix it. In 2010, the VSB unanimously approved a design concept, which will transform the school and its grounds, but preserve the 10th Avenue heritage façade.

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Kits features a main building and several additions. The 1927 block is regarded as an important part of the Kitsilano neighbourhood. It’s designed in the Tudor revival style and this block and a later addition are included on the Vancouver heritage registry. A 2008 study ranked Kitsilano 25 out of 25 for heritage value. Friday’s announcement noted the renewed school will feature three gymnasiums, a 350-seat theatre, green space for students and space for individual support and group work. Construction is expected to be completed in early 2016 and it will take place in three phases to minimize disruption to students and staff. The school will be built to LEED (Leadership in Energy add Environment Design) gold standard. Vancouver School Board

chair Patti Bacchus spoke at the funding announcement flanked by Clark and Abbott. She later wrote, “This wonderful news is an exciting example of advocacy working for the best outcomes for our students, families and communities. This renewed school will serve generations of students in a safe, sustainable and stimulating building.”

Sharing the wealth

Politicians aren’t the only ones handing money out. Students at McKechnie elementary have been raising cash for a small community in Ghana for the past year after being inspired by last year’s We Day event, which encourages students to “create positive change” in the world. Twenty-three students from ages 10 to 12 in McKechnie’s humanitarian club staged fundraisers includ-

ing as a walk-a-thon, which collected more than $10,000 for Ghana’s Tichele primary school. The money was used to buy a water harvesting system and fix the roof of the school. It was blown off during a tropical storm. Late last week, representatives from Tichele primary met students and staff at McKechnie to thank them for their contributions.

Candid candidates

Check out the Courier website in the coming days for a school board edition of my Candid Candidate video series. The videos feature a handful of civic election candidates responding to topical questions. I’ve been focusing on council candidates, who talked about issues ranging from housing affordability to Insite, but this week I’m turning my attention to school board. My video will feature a limited number of trustee candidates answering a question on an issue related to schools in the campaign. Twenty people are running for the school board’s nine seats, including five independent candidates. noconnor@vancourier.com Twitter: @Naoibh

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HOUSING AND AFFORDABILITY

LEADERSHIP AND ACCOUNTABILITY

! cut red tape to speed up new housing supply, reduce project delays and development costs

! lift gag-order on staff at City Hall

! ensure major developments include family housing supply

! accountability for future Stanley Cup celebrations

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Average suspect age is 21

Cops finger 60 suspected Stanley Cup rioters The Vancouver Police Department has recommended 163 charges against 60 suspected rioters for crimes associated with the Stanley Cup riot that erupted downtown June 15. Police Chief Jim Chu announced the charges Monday against 50 men and 10 women, the majority of whom reside in Surrey. The suspects’ average age is 21, with the youngest a 16-year-old boy and the eldest a 52-year-old man. “This is just the beginning as we expect to announce more arrests in the weeks and months ahead,” Chu told reporters at the Cambie Street police station. Charges include participating in a riot, assault, arson, mischief, break and enter. One suspect is facing 10 charges in connection with the mayhem that ensued downtown after the Vancouver Canucks lost to the Boston Bruins in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final. Of the 60 suspects, 21 are from Surrey, 12 from Vancouver, nine from Burnaby, four from Maple Ridge and two each from Abbotsford and Delta. Other hometowns

sive amount of police evidence, including several hours of video footage, to assess whether the charges will be approved. Crown spokesman Neil MacKenzie told reporters at the press conference that he couldn’t say exactly when prosecutors will have completed their work. “Each individual charge assessment is going to take some time to process,” MacKenzie said. “I think, realistically, we may see files in court before the end of November but again I can’t commit to a specific timeline at this point.” The Crown’s assessment of the police evidence will consider whether a suspect will likely be convicted and whether it’s in the public interest to proceed with the charges. “We anticipate, given the abundance of video and photographic evidence that is obviously available in connection with many of the accused, that some of the evidence the Crown views will be quite compelling,” MacKenzie added. “At the same time, it still remains that the Crown must independently and objectively and fairly assess the evidence.” mhowell@vancourier.com Twitter: @Howellings

“IN THE MINDS OF MANY, TODAY HAS BEEN A LONG TIME COMING AND I SHARE THOSE FRUSTRATIONS.” VPD Chief Jim Chu

of suspects include Richmond, Victoria, Seattle and Westbank. None of the suspects can be named until Crown counsel approves the charges. The charge recommendations to Crown took police more than four months but Chu said the time was necessary to build cases against the suspects. “In the minds of many, today has been a long time coming and I share those frustrations,” the chief said. “I wish there could have been a quicker and simpler way to bring the rioters before the courts. And as tempting as it may have been to some to take those short cuts, we still believe that we owed it to the victims of the riot and the residents of commu-

At a press conference Monday morning, VPD Chief Jim Chu recommended charges for last June’s Stanley Cup riot. photo Dan Toulgoet nity to take the time necessary to build the best cases possible.” Chu cited the case of a 21-yearold man from Vancouver Island who initially contacted police and wanted to apologize for damaging a car. The suspect contacted police after seeing his photograph on Facebook. Police were prepared to recommend a charge of mischief but held off to later run the suspect’s “descriptors” in a high-tech com-

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WEB POLL NATION Go to www.vancourier.com to vote Should the city shut down the Occupy Vancouver encampment at the Vancouver Art Gallery? Last week’s poll question: Which are you most excited about: A) The civic election—48 per cent B) Occupy Vancouver—31 per cent C) The NHL season–21 per cent This is not a scientific poll.

Occupiers: Leave one tent with rotating volunteers Damned if you do and damned if you don’t. Vision Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson is proverbially stuck between a rock and a hard place when it comes to making a decision regarding Occupy Vancouver and its growing presence on the lawn of the Vancouver Art Gallery. If he lets the protesters continue to take over the public space surrounding the art gallery, supposedly there for use of everyone, he chances alienating many taxpaying residents. On the other hand, I have a feeling a forcible end to the camp could result in a violent clash with police as was unfortunately the case last week in Oakland, Calif. It’s not that I believe the peace-loving core group of Occupy Vancouver will get ugly. It’s the fringe element these types of protests attract that makes me nervous. So the mayor waits. Meanwhile his opponent, NPA mayoral candidate Suzanne Anton, insists the Occupy Vancouver protesters should be given their eviction notice before a team of city workers moves in to offer their services. Anyone with an opinion on the Occupy movement is also damned if they do or damned if they don’t. I included one sentence about the movement in a recent column about We Day, in which I expressed hope that the youth of today might learn enough to change things so that these types of protests will no longer be necessary in the future. In response, I received a three-page tirade from one reader accusing me of being responsible for all the inequality in the world. Whoever wrote that letter has obviously seen, and envied, my 1998 Toyota Corolla. So, bearing that in mind, here goes. One of the problems I see with the entire Occupy movement is that, as a colleague described it, it’s a

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sandrathomas bit of a flake magnet. No matter how legitimate the concern and outrage over the growing inequality between rich and poor, I find it really hard to take anyone seriously wearing a jester’s hat. Kidding. I love a good jester’s hat. It’s many of the comments I’ve heard or read in the media, including in the Courier, from the “faces of Occupy” that have me rolling my eyes. I’m not bothered that there have been few precise demands or that many protesters don’t exactly know why they’re sleeping on the grounds of the art gallery. I understand there is a feeling of frustration and resentment against government and corporate corruption and greed, which can’t always be articulated. Sometimes it’s hard to pinpoint exactly who’s to blame, so I’m definitely onside with the movement. In the newspaper business, Conrad Black is the king when it comes to an example of corporate greed. When I worked under the Black regime, our newsrooms were slashed and burned while he and his wife famously partied, shopped and travelled the world.

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But I am bothered when I hear comments like one included from a woman in a video clip filmed by Courier reporter Naoibh O’Connor, in which the protester explains she hasn’t been able to work— not because there’s a lack of jobs for someone with her university training, but because she can’t find a job that suits her high moral standards. It reminds me of the time a Courier intern told me she didn’t think journalism was for her because she doesn’t believe it’s natural to wake up to an alarm clock. On CBC Radio last week, Early Edition host Rick Cluff questioned a young female protester about her thoughts on the ideological differences between the mayoral candidates plans for Occupy Vancouver. She replied that the municipal election isn’t important and her real concerns are global issues. She obviously has no plans to vote in November but expects our municipal government to provide washrooms, water and security while she works on vague global concerns while “dialoguing” several times a day. Besides regular yoga sessions, “dialoguing” is a main activity at Occupy Vancouver. I also recently heard CBC Radio’s Stephen Quinn patiently ask another young woman repeatedly what Occupy Vancouver wants to achieve. She responded that the protesters had taken a week just to get to know each other and that demands would come later. While the Occupy movement is about improving the lives of the 99 per cent, it’s time for 99 per cent of the protesters to pack up and go home. Leave behind a main tent with a rotating shift of serious volunteers dedicated to the cause who can convey a succinct message and watch as sympathy grows on their behalf. sthomas@vancourier.com Twitter: @sthomas10

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opinion MAYOR BLAMED RIOT ON ‘ANARCHISTS’

Robertson’s post-riot duplicity looms over Occupy Vancouver Remember the anarchists? It was all their fault. On Monday, four months after the Stanley Cup riot, during a press conference at VPD headquarters, police recommended charges for 60 alleged rioters for crimes including mischief, breakand-enter and arson. And there’ll be more. According to VPD Chief Jim Chu, the recommendations represent the beginning of the beginning. “We still expect hundreds of charges to be laid.” Fair enough. But what about the anarchists? On June 15, as dusk fell and cars burned on Georgia Street, Mayor Gregor Robertson, fresh from his seat at Rogers Arena, held a sidewalk press conference two blocks from the riot epicentre. While television cameras rolled, with his eye on job security, Robertson made a choice. “We had a small number of hooligans,” he said, “on the streets of Vancouver causing problems.” Damage control. Not for the city, with its shattered glass and looted businesses, but for Robertson, architect of the fan zones, which swelled beyond their flimsy blue fencing, spilling thousands of drunks across the downtown core. Faced with millions in damages and mounting criticism, Robertson sharpened his message at a press conference the following day. It was the “anarchists,” he said. The perfect foils. Faceless, underground, reviled. Anarchists are arbitrary. You can’t pin them down. They remain hidden from view. Robertson, by contrast, can’t escape the public record. He, alongside city manager Penny Ballem, lowballed Stanley Cup policing costs. He ignored police calls for more security guards. He failed to plan for what everyone else feared. And when it blew up, he blamed an enemy familiar to most Vancouverites. White punks in black hoodies. They trashed storefronts during the Olympics. And according to Robertson, they did it again. Meanwhile, during a separate press conference June 16, VPD Chief Jim Chu picked up the script. He blamed the “anarchists.” Why not? Chu had nothing to lose. He ignored the 1994 Cup riot report and deployed too few officers. Most damning, his “hands off” approach to crowd control handcuffed police until it was too late. For several days post-riot, despite no proof of anarchist involvement, Chu and Robertson beat the anarchist drum, deflecting blame and fuelling a media narrative ablaze with righteous public anger. In August, a worthless riot report virtually ignored the duo who walked scot-free, hand-in-hand,

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markhasiuk from a multi-million dollar disaster largely of their making. Of course, they had help. Several hundred rioters damaged people and property. Their selfishness, captured by cellphone cameras and YouTube, should guarantee many convictions. And that’s great. But seriously, what about the anarchists? Presumably, they’re still out there, free to threaten future public events such as the upcoming Grey Cup or the Santa Claus parade. Or Occupy Vancouver. Robertson’s actions during and after last June’s riot eerily resemble his handling of the protest outside the Vancouver Art Gallery. On Oct. 14, in the beginning, Robertson endorsed the protest—a fan zone for leftists and layabouts—and three days later, said protesters can remain camped outside the gallery forever, barring any violence or public health issues. On Oct. 22, hundreds of protesters stormed the TD Bank on Georgia Street. According to a TD staff member I talked to, protesters shouted obscenities, unplugged electronics and danced on counter tops. Police watched but made no arrests. (Sound familiar?) Trauma counsellors visited the bank the following day to comfort shaken employees. Robertson said nothing. But public sentiment slowly turned. Now, as the “tent city” and its cost to taxpayers ($500,000 and counting) takes centre stage in the Nov. 19 election campaign, Robertson’s solidarity with the protesters has evaporated. Again, he’s made a choice. “We do want to see the tents moved off,” he said late last week. “It can’t go on forever.” When police move in sometime before election day and violence erupts, Robertson will face the same questions posed last June. What was the pre-protest plan? How’d he lose control? What was he thinking? Back then, he scrambled for a scapegoat. It was his first instinct. Facts didn’t matter. Now, on election eve, he’s cornered again. And if history is any guide, a few Occupy Vancouver protesters are destined for demonization. Better ditch your hoodies, boys. They make good targets. mhasiuk@vancourier.com

Readers have more questions than were asked at the Courier mayoral debate featuring the NPA’s Suzanne Anton and Mayor Gregor Robertson. photo Dan Toulgoet To the editor: Re: “Courier mayoral debate,” Oct. 21. The Courier’s first question to Mayor Robertson regarding housing the homeless showed that you have bought Mr. Robertson’s twisted characterization of the agreement with the province on the 14 sites. The agreement was to house those at risk of being homeless, such as the mentally ill, as well as those already on the street. Filling up the 1,500 units with only the homeless, who are often very hard-tohouse, will raise the costs because of the greater support needed. Your question to Mr. Robertson and to his opponent, Suzanne Anton, should have been: How will you fund the additional costs if you get your way? Judy Lindsay, Vancouver

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To the editor: I have a job, I own a home, I’m a veteran, I drive a car, I’m not homeless, a drug user, or a hippie. What have you done for me? Peter Van Rienen, Vancouver

To the editor: Where is our protection? I can’t help but wonder who our elected officials are really working for. It sure doesn’t seem to be for the ordinary person. My circle of friends and neighbours are very health conscious, they work hard at keeping fit, they eat right and get out into nature whenever possible. But it seems harder and harder to do. There is a big black cloud hanging over our cities. Our politicians are not standing up for our health. They are not protecting us from the severe health hazards from wood smoke pollution or the harm that smart meters pose. Politicians, health officials and other government officials seem to stick their heads in the sand and ignore the desperate pleas from the people who elected them. Again, where is our protection? A lot of governments have adopted the new “green movement.” Never have I seen so much concern, so much anger and so little respect for our elected officials. Plain and simple they aren’t protecting us. They aren’t protecting our health or the air we breathe. Maybe following the money trail is the real “green” movement. Vicki Morell, Canadian Clean Air Alliance (B.C. Chapter-Vancouver)

NPA trustees sent group response to VESTA

To the editor: Re: “Letters of the week,” Oct. 28. Trustee Carol Gibson’s letter is curious for several reasons. For one thing, while it is true that she did not personally reply to the questionnaire submitted to trustee candidates by Vancouver’s elementary teachers and adult educators in 2005 and 2008 when she ran, NPA trustee-candidates did reply collectively in 2005 and thanked VESTA for the opportunity to do so. Their written response was re-printed in full in VESTA’s newsletter prior to the 2005 elections, and made available on VESTA’s website. There was no disclaimer provided that the reply was on behalf of

all the NPA candidates except for Carol Gibson, and it would be revisionist history to make such a claim now. It’s true, however, that the only two NPA trustee candidates running in 2008 replied to that year’s questionnaire: candidate Heather Holden and Sophia Woo, who is also running in this current election, provided some thoughtful answers about the need to do more to address mental health issues in schools and about the misuse of Foundation Skills Assessment data. These responses were made available publicly for teachers, parents, and the broader public to be able to consider. It is unfortunate that elections for school trustee get

lost in the shuffle of civic elections, when voter turnout is so low to begin with. Trustees play a very important role in our communities, are elected to represent the diverse views of their constituents and the diverse students in their schools—not just acquiesce to a provincial government. It is entirely appropriate for teachers, parents, and the public to ask candidates where they stand on the issues pertaining to public education, and entirely appropriate to expect that candidates will respond with more than silence. Glen Hansman Past president, VESTA, and Second Vice President, B.C.Teachers’ Federation

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A Kensington-Cedar Cottage teen calls attending the newly expanded Sarah McLachlan School of Music “a great opportunity.” “You get to meet all these kids who have lots of raw talent,” Elizabeth Barry said Oct. 27, when the school celebrated its opening. “My mom, she probably wouldn’t like [me] having choir and voice lessons twice a week when she’d have to pay lots of money,” Barry added. The 13-year-old, who attended a summer camp in the school’s old digs in space borrowed from a church, thinks the new facility on East Seventh Avenue just west of Main Street is “great.” The school started with 145 students and 7,500 square feet. Now it can accommodate 280 students with 16,000 square feet of permanent space that includes a “sound lab” with computers and keyboards and a student lounge. According to Ann de la Hey, executive director at the Sarah McLachlan School of Music, the school now has soundproof rooms and space to expand. McLachlan created The Sarah McLachlan Foundation in 1999 with the aim of opening a music school for inner city youth. Together with Arts Umbrella, she launched a free after-school music program in 2002. Last year, the Wolverton Foundation, a private family foundation that started in 2009, purchased on behalf of the school the building that previously housed the Sugoi

sports apparel factory. The city kicked in a $100,000 infrastructure grant and made sure it was properly zoned. The school opened Sept. 26. “Some children were intimidated by the splendour. High school students were amazed,” de la Hey said. “And what I’ve noticed over these last few weeks is to have an incredible space like this for students, it makes them feel valued, that they have potential and that we believe in them.” The music school recruits students from nine feeder schools on the East Side each spring. Last year it allowed 10 per cent of students to enrol from other parts of the city. “Every week we get emails from parents saying my child loves music, I can’t afford [lessons]. It’s throughout Vancouver,” de la Hey said. Dona Wolverton, a longtime advocate and patron of the arts, decided a couple years ago that she wanted to support a participatory music program that was free for youth. The Sarah McLachlan School of Music was the perfect fit. McLachlan said music was a profound part of her life growing up. “And to think that there are children out there who don’t have the opportunity to learn music, to me it’s a travesty,” she said. “When I looked at what was going on in Vancouver and I saw a lot of music programs being cut, it seemed like the obvious choice.” The school has a waiting list for enrolment but hopes to launch a community percussion ensemble in January. crossi@vancourier.com Twitter: @Cheryl_Rossi

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Olympic critic running for council Cheryl Rossi Staff writer Chris Shaw wants Vancouver to put limits on its growth. Shaw, who gained prominence as a critic of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, is taking another run for a council seat, this time with De-Growth Vancouver, an offshoot of the Work Less Party with which he ran in 2008. The city’s continued growth is a key part of his platform. “Do we want this ultimately to look like Manhattan because if we do, that’s certainly one path,” he said. “We can’t tell people not to move to the city, clearly, but then again, the rational discussion about growth, in all of its dimensions, needs to happen.” He notes Bill Rees, the University of B.C. scholar who pioneered the concept of an ecological footprint, had the same message at this year’s De-Growth Conference, which was organized by Work Less Party founder Conrad Schmidt. He says De-Growth makes the Work Less Party’s ex-

Chris Shaw panded platform more explicit. “It contrasts us to the other political parties out there, especially those who pretend to have green sympathies, because none of them are talking about limits to growth,” he said. “They’re talking about growing the economy and growing the city and this, that and the other thing, and we frankly don’t believe that, so we want to really distinguish ourselves from that whole wave of greenwashing that happens.” Shaw says he wouldn’t veto every proposed development as a city councillor, but he’d ensure “mega projects,” that in his view mainly serve to drive the inflated real estate market higher, would be better scrutinized. “If we can’t get a control on that, we are ultimately only going to be a city only for the rich and then the serfs who literally couch surf and the working poor and the homeless [suffer]” he said. “That’s the biggest issue, is to not continue that trend to ever increasing growth and ever increasing concentra-

tion of wealth in the hands of a few.” Shaw said land at Little Mountain, a former social housing site that’s slated for condos and replacement social housing units, could have been used for gardens and farming. Shaw, who wrote a book about the 2010 Olympics and ran in a 2000 federal election with the Canadian Action Party, says the Olympics galvanized him to get involved in the civic scene. He said his opposition to corporate control continues. He ranked 21st in the number of votes earned by each council candidate in the 2008 election. A neuroscience researcher for the University of B.C. and former army medic who’s working in the first aid tent of Occupy Vancouver, Shaw isn’t sure whether his support will have ebbed now that the Olympics have passed or whether it’s increasing because of his involvement in the protest. Ian Gregson, a two-time Paralympian and a community activist who launched the 2010Watch website with Shaw, will run as a DeGrowth candidate. He ranked 23rd in the number of votes he garnered in 2008 and ran for the Green Party of B.C. in 2001 and 2005. East Side poet Chris Masson is the party’s third candidate. crossi@vancourier.com Twitter: @Cheryl_Rossi

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With more than 1,600 people still homeless in Vancouver, of which 428 are aboriginal, is the city on track to provide adequate housing and support services? How will leading mayoral candidates deal with today’s challenges? What are their strategies and solutions? These questions will be at the heart of an upcoming, free public debate between Gregor Robertson and Suzanne Anton to be held at St. Andrew’sWesley United Church (Burrard and Nelson) Nov. 7. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The debate begins at 7 p.m. First held in 2008, this popular pre-election debate will focus on homelessness and affordable housing. It is designed to show where each candidate stands, how they differ, and if elected, how they propose to deal with these critical issues. The moderator is CBC Radio host Stephen Quinn. The panel posing the questions to the candidates includes: Frances Bula, journalist specializing in civic and political affairs; Mike Howell, political reporter for the Courier; and Patrick Stewart, Chair of the Aboriginal Homelessness Steering Committee for Metro Vancouver. Audience members may also provide written questions for the moderator or the panel to consider. Go to endhomelessnessnow.ca for more information.

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he perfect place to showcase and protect your precious family photos, heirlooms, and memories, a heritage scrapbook album is wonderful way to document your family’s history and create a lasting gift for future generations. While it may seem a daunting task when faced with boxes of dusty old photos, scrapbooking is actually both fun and more easy than you might think!

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At the heart of most heritage scrapbooks are the photos - pictures of your grandparent’s wedding, your great-grandfather at work in the fields, a family Christmas celebration... Begin your heritage scrapbook project by gathering together as many photographs as possible, from boxes, attics, old albums and from relatives. These photos don’t necessarily need to have people in them - pictures of old houses, automobiles, and towns are great for adding historical interest to a family history scrapbook.

Family mementos such as birth and marriage certificates, report cards, old letters, family recipes, clothing items, and a lock of hair can also add interest to a family history scrapbook. Smaller items can be incorporated into a heritage scrapbook by placing them in clear, self-adhesive, acid-free memorabilia pockets.

Larger heirlooms, such as a pocket watch, wedding dress or family quilt, can also be included by photocopying or scanning them and using the copies in your heritage album. Get Organized

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Nov. 13 – 21st Century Flea Market at the Croatian Cultural Centre, 3250 Commercial Dr. at 16th. Featuring 175 vendors, shabby chic to 50’s kitsch, collectibles & memorabilia to vintage kitchenalia. Admission 10am-3pm: $4, early-birds 8am10am: $20, free parking, snack bar. Dec. 4 – Retro Design & Antiques Fair at the Croatian Cultural Centre, 3250 Commercial Dr. at 16th Ave. Featuring about 175 vendors, admission 10am-3pm: $4, early-birds 8am10am: $20, free parking, snack bar. For info. on either event, call 21st Century Promotions at 604-9803159 or visit www.21cpromotions. com/flea_market/index.html.

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“Patients with diabetes need to pay careful attention to those factors that can lead to heart disease and stroke because they are at such a high risk of suffering from this type of complication,” explains Dr. Jean-Marie Ekoé, Endocrinologist, CHUM, Professor of Medicine, Endocrinology, Metabolism and Nutrition, University of Montreal. “Being overweight, inactive or having high blood pressure and high cholesterol are all causes of concern for patients with diabetes. But most importantly, having high blood sugar levels can greatly put these patients at risk.”

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for November Oakridge Centre is happy to showcase recent movies during “Seniors’ Cinema” at the Empire Theatre, located at 41st and Cambie. Coming up next is “Black Swan” at 1 p.m. on Wed. Nov. 2 and “Morning Glory” at 1 p.m. on Wed. Dec. 7. A fundraiser for Canuck Place Children’s Hospice, it’s by donation (min. $2; tickets at the door). Go to www.oakridgecentre.com or call the seniors’ centre: 604-263-1833. Seniors will enjoy “Pressing Times in Africa – Grandmothers take ACTION.” Date: Saturday, Nov. 5; Time: Craft fair 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – open to public, proceeds to Stephen Lewis Foundation. Film: Life, Above All, 1 p.m. Tickets $15 at www.ticketstonight.ca or 604-684-2787. Sponsored by Greater Van Gogos: web - www. greatervangogos.org email: info@ greatervangogos.org.

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1. Seattle-based hip hop duo, Sub Pop recording artists and would-be-hit-makers behind the song “Sandra Bollocks Black Baby,” THEESatisfaction drop by the Waldorf Hotel Nov. 2. But don’t take our word for it. Bitch Magazine describes them as “smart, funky, talented women who inform their audiences while making them dance.” Tickets at Little Sister’s, Vinyl and Zulu Records. More info at waldorfhotel.com. 2. Having problems letting go of Halloween now that it’s a blurry, spandex-clad memory? Paul Anthony’s Talent Time feels your pain. The local impresario keeps the spooky feeling alive with his third annual Halloween Holdover Nov. 2, 9 p.m. at the Biltmore. This month’s edition of Vancouver’s only live, televised variety show features Halloween burlesque from Spooksy DeLune, 11-year-old entertainer Seven Taviss, comedy troupe Pump Trolley, cohost Ryan Beil, live house band and the always-popular cover charge piñata. More info at biltmorecabaret.com.

3. Toronto’s rootsy folk rockers Cuff the Duke bring their patented grit, twang and belt buckle dynamism to the Electric Owl Nov. 2 in support of their latest album, Morning Comes, produced by Blue Rodeo’s Greg Keelor. Hooded Fang opens. Tickets at Red Cat, Scratch, Highlife, Zulu Records or online at ticketweb.ca. 4. Arts and culture quarterly Sad Mag commemorates Vancouver queer history from 1960 to present with its special Queer History double issue. The magazine launch coincides with the Sad Mag Queer Culture Awards and Show Nov. 3, 8 p.m. at the Cobalt, featuring the comedy of Dan Dumsha, drag performance by Isolde N. Barron, dance by House of La Douche and hosted by comedian Morgan Brayton. Tickets at Red Cat Records, Little Sister’s or at the door and includes a complimentary copy of the magazine. For more information, go to sadmag.ca.

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As we wash the last remnants of body paint from our nether regions and put our Fireball-stained Sailor Moon costume back in the closet for another year, we thought it would be a good time to review the highs and lows of this past Halloween. High: We only ate four pieces of pizza at the Courier Halloween lunch as opposed to our usual dozen and thus felt like a pig for only three hours. Low: Unlike some of our co-workers, we did not wear a loose-fitting robe that would have allowed us to go commando if the mood struck us. Low: Former Canuck and current Phoenix Coyotes winger Raffi Torres got some flack for dressing up as rapper Jay-Z for a Halloween party while his girlfriend went as Beyoncé, both of them in black face. High: At least Torres didn’t dress up as Pat John who played Jesse on The Beachcombers like a member of K&K did a few years ago. Low: We’ve received the same email containing pictures of cute dogs dressed up in cute Halloween costumes from our friends and family no fewer than 20 times in the past three years. High: Pictures of dogs dressed as Yoda and

the Headless Horseman are at least more entertaining and workplace-friendly than our Dad’s forwarded joke emails that frequently feature cartoons depicting fishermen who mistake their genitals for fishing rods. Apparently it’s a common hazard in the fishing community. Low: In its insatiable thirst for generating web traffic, one of Vancouver’s daily newspapers continued its race to the bottom with a 31-image photo gallery called Scary ‘n’ sexy for Halloween, essentially as an excuse to show pictures of scantily clad women and wall-to-wall T&A. High: It was slightly less tacky than the 40-pic Lingerie Football League gallery the newspaper posted on its website the same day as its annual children’s literacy initiative, which claims that “providing the tools to help children improve their reading skills is an investment in our community and our future.” Oh irony, is there nothing you can’t do?

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babies were born on Monday alone, the sevenbillionth designation was symbolically given to a baby girl in the Philippines, while officials in Bangladesh named another baby girl the world’s seven-billionth person. Once they are old enough to walk and use their appendages as weapons, both will be put in a ring together and fight to the death for the official title. In 1999, the world welcomed its six billionth person, and the UN estimates that the Earth’s population will reach more than 10 billion people by 2100, depending on how many more babies reality TV stars the Duggar Family squeezes out. Oh snap. And what kind of inspiring words did UN chief Ban Ki-Moon offer up after the sevenbillionth baby entered this world, wide-eyed, innocent and hopeful for a bright future? “Our world is one of terrible contradictions,” Ban said at a news conference, which may or may not have been held in a dank bunker while Radiohead’s “How to Disappear Completely” played in the background. “Plenty of food, but one billion people go hungry. Lavish lifestyles for a few, but poverty for too many.” Cake, anyone?


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How does she do it? How does petite, apple-cheeked Meg Roe transform herself so completely, so gracefully into witty, regal Penelope, wife of Odysseus? The upswept hairdo helps, as does the ice-blue fading to darker blue, cross-your-heart gown. But it’s mostly Roe herself: her queenly bearing, her well-modulated voice, and her pretty, lilting laugh. Remember her amazingly funny interpretive dance and drunken scene when she was Honey in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? And think back on her as Dull Gret stuffing dinner rolls into her bag in Top Girls. Or her spectacular directing debut at Bard on the Beach’s The Tempest. Roe can do it all, and we can only hope that Vancouver’s much touted sea-to-sky scenery can keep her here because, frankly, she could make it really big on any stage, anywhere. The Penelopiad, adapted by Margaret Atwood from her novel of the same name, can use someone like Roe to provide an anchor for what is an odd duck. If you read The Penelopiad when it came out in 2005, don’t re-read it before seeing the play. If you haven’t read it, don’t read it before going. The play is quite different, much darker, less flip-

Meg Roe stars in The Penelopiad. pant and seems to score some different points. In Atwood’s book, for instance, the returning Odysseus hangs Penelope’s 12 maids and he’s obviously the bad guy. In the play, Penelope spends her afterlife wandering around Hades, chastising herself for her failure to protect those maids. Atwood appears to be commenting on the passivity of women as opposed to trashing the warring, whoring nature of our mythological heroes. At least, that’s the way the book reads. Set and light design by Terry Gunvordahl make this an absolute treat to look at. Bathed in blue light, dozens of pale ropes hang from the flies—a forecast of the hanging to come. Deitra Kalyn dresses the maids in beige, homespun smocks and leggings; when some of them are transformed into other characters, the top of the dress is rolled down and a headdress or some such adornment is added. Only Laara Sadiq, as the beautiful but snooty Helen of Troy, sheds the drab cot-

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When you start digging, it would appear there are more reasons to believe the theory that William Shakespeare was not the author of 37 plays and 152 sonnets. His parents were illiterate, and, more notably, so were his twin children. He wrote with remarkable familiarity of court life, despite his relatively lowly station. And other than the plays that bear Shakespeare’s name, no other correspondence exists in his handwriting. Strange that it should be action-guru Roland Emmerich (2012, The Day After Tomorrow) who brings the authorship question of the planet’s most famous wordsmith to the screen. Modern Shakespeare icon Derek Jacobi lends the theory credibility in the film’s prologue, which sees the actor racing to the theatre to introduce the story. We are transported to a world in which playwrights are routinely locked up for lewd conduct and heresy, but the theatre’s influence is spreading nonetheless. “In my world, one does not write plays,” says Edward de Vere, Earl of Oxford (Rhys Ifans), though you would think his ink-stained thumb and forefinger would give him away. Writing was more than an ignoble way to pass the time: it was cause for scandal. “The voices, I can’t stop them, they come to me,” Oxford says in response to his wife’s desperate plea that he stop shaming the family. “Are you possessed?” she queries. The earl approaches playwright Ben Johnson (Sebastian Armesto), paying him to get his work onto the stage. But Johnson’s bruised ego results in a ha’penny actor named Will Shakespeare (Rafe Spall) seizing the opportunity to take credit. Johnson is doomed to watch as the earl’s plays exceed everyone’s imagination, and to stand by as Shakespeare gets rich. Filmmakers paint Shakespeare as a

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whoring, blackmailing buffoon. The earl keeps passing along plays. Now they have a political purpose, as questions about whom will succeed Queen Elizabeth (Vanessa Redgrave) swirl. Will it be James of Scotland, or Essex? “Since when did words ever win a kingdom?” asks Essex, who has clearly never seen a play. “All art is political, else it would just be decoration,” is the reply. One production in particular is designed to sway public support away from the son of the queen’s adviser, the hunchback Robert Cecil (Edward Hogg). In flashbacks, we meet a young Cecil and a young Oxford, raised under the same roof, and watch as Elizabeth (the younger version played by Redgrave’s daughter Joely Richardson) takes Oxford as her lover. Redgrave shines brightest here, as the Virgin Queen besotted with youth and, to the Cecils’ chagrin, plays. Elsewhere, there isn’t much light at all; the film feels claustrophobic and convoluted at times. And there are too many players: Shakespeare scholars may know that the Earl of Southampton is in there because he was a staunch supporter of the theatre (Shakespeare dedicated plays to him), but in the film he’s just another long-haired distraction. The play’s the thing, after all, and Emmerich would’ve been wise to trim some of the unnecessary politicking. Meanwhile, the titillating offstage Greek tragedy becomes more riveting than anything Will could’ve dreamed up. (“She’s sleeping with WHOM?!”). “You never know with the Tudors,” is the film’s biggest joke, sure to evoke titters from history buffs. We see highlights from Shakespeare’s tragedies and comedies, there is a smattering of historical accuracy (the murder of Christopher Marlowe), and a few fine performances can be found. All in all, Anonymous is light enough for those whose Shakespeare is limited to Coles Notes, and enough of an affront to earnest English Lit majors to keep the authorship debate boiling. jcrawfordfilm@gmail.com

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Desiree Lim (left) wrote, directed and produced the mixed-genre ghost story The House, which screens Nov. 6 at the Vancouver Asian Film Festival. in San Francisco. Art imitated life in the film. Sugar Sweet focuses on a filmmaker who’s trying to make lesbian porn from her perspective and gets slammed by her producers who don’t think it will sell. At the same time, she’s working on an episode of a matchmaking reality TV show, where she gets entangled in a love triangle with two women participants. The storyline was partially inspired by Lim’s experience making an erotic film for a payper-view channel in Japan. “The company that put up the money was actually a porn company, so I was dealing with these sleazy guys and so I kind of spun it around and made it into a film about them,” Lim said. “They didn’t really care as long as there was a lot of skin.” Lim says she turned her 20-something angst and anger with “the very patriarchal, homogenous culture in Japan” into a young, fun pop comedy that tackles sex head on, and played at more than 50 North American film festivals.

Lim immigrated to Vancouver in 2002 and says her first English-language TV feature, Floored by Love, which she created for what was then CHUM TV in 2005, grew from a mellower version of herself. “It’s more laid back. It’s a family comedy,” she said. Lim wrote the script when Canada legalized same-sex marriage. One of the storylines centres on a lesbian couple in which one partner wants to get married while the other has yet to come out to her family. Floored by Love opened to sold-out audiences at major lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans film festivals around the world. Now Lim hopes to capture imaginations with a layered, mixed-genre ghost story. The 39-year-old and most of the cast of The House will appear at the screening and Lim will also participate on Nov. 5 panel that spotlights North American Asian women in Hollywood. In addition to the venerated features and

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The 2011 AAA Senior Boys Soccer Zone Championships began Tuesday afternoon with Magee as the No. 1 seed. Five Vancouver public schools, one private school and two Richmond schools advance to the regional tournament and provincial qualifier. (Results weren’t known by the Courier’s print deadline.) Tied with Kitsilano for the best record of the regular season, the Magee Lions (6-2-2) defeated Point Grey (5-2-3) in the city championships Oct. 27. Magee and Kits met twice, with the Lions pulling out a 2-1 win before shutting out the Blue Demons 2-0. Magee dropped two regular season games, falling 1-0 to Winston Churchill (2-3-5) and then losing 3-2 to Point Grey in the last meeting of the season before city playoffs. Magee played Winston Churchill Tuesday at home in the opening round. Vancouver Technical (2-3-5) travelled to Richmond, St. George’s hosted Kitsilano and Point Grey hosted a second Richmond contender. The second round continues Thursday, Nov. 3. The championship game will be hosted in Vancouver Tuesday, Nov. 8 at a yet-undetermined location.

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Magee city soccer champs—again Megan Stewart

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The Magee Lions made history last Thursday afternoon, winning the city soccer championships on a two-goal effort from J.B. McEown. Beating Point Grey 3-1 for the Tier I senior boys high school trophy, the Lions were the first soccer team is school history to win and then defend the city champion title in back to back years. Magee beat Kitsilano last year in a remarkable shoot out win before advancing to the provincial tournament where they finished ninth. The previous year, Kitsilano defeated Magee for the honours. This year’s win was meaningful for head coach Fred Gault, who has coached 21 boys and 18 girls soccer teams in 23 years as an English teacher at Magee. “They just set history,” he said. “We’ve had great players and this is the first to win back to back. It’s historical.” Magee opened scoring early, with their talented attacking midfield line combining for the point. Kwang Choi positioned near the net to pop a header past Point Grey goaltender Jack Ferris. Ferris stopped nine shots. Magee struck again 10 minutes later when McEown, named his team’s man of the match by Gault, took a deft pass from Boris Nikic and placed the ball in the far corner on a left-footed crack from about 16 yards out. The Lions showed remarkable cohesion for a team playing only its second game at full strength. Gault said injuries kept numerous players sidelined. McEown said the roster, which includes four High Performance League athletes, is highly complimentary. “We all work together really well, especially in the midfield. For some reason I just always ended up on the right end and in front of the net. We all kind of fit each other’s missing pieces.” Point Grey maintained constant offensive pressure and Andrew Mavety made the game interesting when his cross from the baseline ricocheted through a crowd and past Magee goaltender Jacob Cantor for a 2-1 game. “It got stuck in the goalie’s legs and snuck through,” said Point Grey head coach Pete Biron. “It’s debatable whether another guy got a touch on it. “I spend a lot of time talking to the guys that those goals are ours, doesn’t matter who puts it in, it counts one for us.” Mavety’s speed created opportunities for Point Grey in the second half. Dano Chase powered smaller Magee defenders

Point Grey Greyhound Derin Karacabeyli (l) challenges Magee Lion Alessandro Cau for the ball Thursday at Point Grey high school. Magee defeated Point Grey 3-1 for the AAA senior boys Vancouver city championships. photo Dan Toulgoet off the ball to more than once send a soaring volley ahead for Mavety. The Greyhounds came close to finding the back of the net, but Magee’s Cantor made few errors in net and at one point made a sliding challenge at the edge of the box to punch the ball wide and deter a determined Mavety. “We had some good pressure,” said Biron. “We had some chances today.” Ferris’s netminding kept the game close for Point Grey but McEown silenced the home side fans watching from the bleachers at the West Side school when he scored a second time at the 60 minute mark to give Magee a 3-1 advantage. The chemistry between McEown, Nikic, Choi and Boris Si was fun to watch. For their third goal, Choi maneuvered down the left wing and threaded a pass

across the pitch at ground level to reach McEown. The centre midfielder took one touch and scored. “After a really great individual effort from our winger, Kwang, I just made a cutting run into the six yard box and found the ball in front of the net,” said McEown. Magee enters the regional tournament with home field advantage. Five Vancouver teams will compete, including Point Grey, as will one Vancouver private school and two Richmond schools. Box Score: 3-1 Magee over Point Grey Magee: Kwang Choi, 10 Magee: J.B. McEown, 20 Point Grey: Andrew Mavety, 25 Magee: J.B. McEown, 60 mstewart@vancourier.com Twitter: @MHStewart

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The silver medal is but a consolation prize, but there might exist a silver lining for Scott Tupper. The devastating, emotional and teary loss in the men’s field hockey gold-medal final against rival Argentina at the Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico this weekend knocked the Canadians from an automatic berth to the 2012 London Summer Games. A tough, back-door qualification now lies ahead. Canada has battled Argentina in the Pan Am final every time since 1975 and has won on four of those nine occasions. The most recent win in 2007 earned the team, including Tupper, a trip to the Beijing Olympics. Although he’d take the gold over an individual point, Tupper, a 24-year-old Kitsilano resident and Prince of Wales graduate, scored Canada’s lone goal in the 3-1 defeat. “You sort of know it’s your time to have an impact on the game and you can step up,” he said Monday after returning home from Mexico. “To be able to put one in was really nice.” The goal, scored on a set play off a penalty corner, brings a positive and confident mindset he can feed off. “In those sort of pressure moments, it’s something I can hang onto and use, especially going forward into another qualifier next year,” he said. Tupper scored more goals at these Pan Ams than any other Canadian. With nine goals in five games, he topped the list of all field hockey players at the 42-nation tournament. The loss is especially tough because it may foreshadow the retirement of two revered veterans, captain Ken Pereira, 38, with 336 caps, and Rob Short, one year older with 334 caps. “Those guys are really, really close friends to

Mens national field kockey player Scott Tupper. photo Dan Toulgoet me and I think I’ve been really lucky to have them to learn from. To learn what it takes to represent Canada and what type of competition level it requires every time you put on a Canadian jersey,” said Tupper, a five-foot-nine defender who has 143 caps, the fourth-highest number of appearances on the national team. “They won’t like me saying this, but at their age, which is older in our sport, they keep doing it and they keep doing it at the highest level.” The road to the Olympics is not blocked but it will be rocky, he said. “It’s going to be difficult but I think it’s doable. We’re turning our minds to that and moving on.” Read more at vancourier.com/sports. mstewart@vancourier.com

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CANUEL, Teresa Irene (nee Shaw)

July 25, 1950 - Oct. 29, 2011 Teresa passed away peacefully at Crossroads Hospice. She leaves to mourn, her partner Merridy, son Michael (Lyse), grandson Ethan and her little companion Henry. Brothers and Sisters, John, Gerry, Linda (Richard), Mike (Ellan), Debbie (Tom). Also many nieces and nephews and wonderful friends. “You are my Heart, You are my Everything” No service by request. Donations can be made to Crossroads Hospice, 101 Noons Creek Dr. 4th floor, V3H 5J1

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Announcements

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

Contact Chris at: 604-754-4654 (7 days/week) or email: healthyaging@psych.ubc.ca for more information

We need professional sales people for Inside/Outside Sales. We’re proud of our over 50 years of service to every community in Greater Vancouver. We offer full training, benefits, high earning potential and a job that makes you feel good about what you do. If you’re interested, self-motivated, compassionate and possessed of a strong work ethic you owe yourself an interview. This could be your lifelong career. Please submit application and resume to Clyde Gordon by email clyde.gordon@sci-us.com or fax 604-985-8822 by November 11, 2011.

School District No. 38 (Richmond)

“Children are our most valuable natural resource.” School District No. 38 (Richmond) is seeking to fill the following casual support staff positions: These on-call positions may lead to regular full time employment. EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANTS to provide educational and functional support to students with special needs, in and out of the classroom and participate in the implementation of the educational, emotional, social and physical programs for students. The required qualifications for these positions are: a certificate in a Special Education Assistant program from a recognized institution including work experience or a practicum component at both an Elementary and Secondary school. The rate of pay is $24.49 per hour. Please quote competition #E-EA-001-11-03. NOON HOUR SUPERVISORS to provide supervision duties inside and outside schools to ensure a safe environment for students during the lunchtime break. Incumbents also perform other minor clerical duties as assigned. Experience supervising groups of Elementary school-age children and adolescents and strong interpersonal skills are required. First aid and Conflict Resolution courses would be an asset. The rate of pay is $20.80 per hour. Please quote competition #E-NHS-001-11-03. SUBSTITUTE BUS DRIVERS to work on a casual basis throughout the school district. The work involves the operation of school buses used to transport students within the district and on field trips. Applicants should have a demonstrated safe driving history, as represented by a driver’s abstract from the Motor Vehicle Branch. Practical working knowledge of school bus maintenance and repair requirements, along with the ability to deal in a friendly, courteous and effective manner with a variety of passenger situations is required. Drivers must also possess a good knowledge of the Greater Vancouver geographic locations, road and traffic patterns. The successful applicant will have a valid B.C. Class 2 driver’s license with an air brake endorsement and at least one year work experience in the operation of passenger buses. The rate of pay is $23.90 per hour. Please quote competition #E-SBD-002-11-03. Kindly submit a completed application form along with your resume, quoting the appropriate competition number, by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, November 4th, 2011. Applications are available at the School Board office between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at Human Resources, School District No. 38 (Richmond), 7811 Granville Avenue, Richmond, BC V6Y 3E3 We appreciate the interest of all applicants but advise that only those selected for interviews will be contacted. For further information, please visit our website: www.sd38.bc.ca OUR FOCUS IS ON THE LEARNER

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Farm Workers

CITY OF YELLOWKNIFE Lifeguard/Instructor. Come join the adventure in the Diamond Capital of North America! The City of Yellowknife is currently seeking an enthusiastic and qualified individual to assume the position of Lifeguard/Instructor at the Ruth Inch Memorial Pool in Yellowknife. The City offers an attractive salary of $54,270 $63,652 plus housing allowance, comprehensive benefits package and relocation assistance. For more information on this position and the qualifications required, please refer to the City of Yellowknife’ s web page at: www.yellowknife.ca or contact Human Resources at (867) 920-5603. Submit resumes in confidence no later than November 11, 2011, quoting competition #602-138U to: Human Resources Division, City of Yellowknife, P.O. Box 580, YK, NT, X1A 2N4; Fax: 867-669-3471 or Email: hr@yellowknife.ca

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BANNISTER GM REQUIRES Journeyman Automotive and Collision Technicians. Situated at the foothills of the Rockies, 1.5 hours to Edmonton or Jasper, Edson offers outdoor enthusiasts a great living opportunity. Signing bonuses, moving allowances and top pay for the right candidate. Contact dean@bannisteredson.com.

Champlain Mall • Vancouver

Part-Time Product Consultant Wanted Successful candidates will be mature, friendly, and have a passion for providing superior customer service. Responsibilities include receiving, organizing and merchandising products as well as product consultation and sales. Please forward your resume to

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CASUAL COOKS for Three Links Care Centre, a 90-bed accredited long term care facility in Vancouver. Applicants must be mature, responsible & reliable. One year’s recent related experience in a cafeteria-style setting in long-term care is preferred. Fax resume to Human Resources 604-438-7563 or email jobs@threelinks.com. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. GET PAID DAILY! NOW ACCEPTING: Simple P/T & F/T Online Computer Related Work. No experience is needed. No fees or charges to participate. Start Today, www.BCWOC.com

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CONSTRUCTION COMPANY requires Dispatch Manager Central Interior. Must ensure smooth, efficient scheduling of material delivery & perform operational tasks for truck fleet. Candidates will be organized, proactive and work well under stress. Experience in trucking an asset. Forward resumes to paverswanted@yahoo.ca. FORKLIFT DRIVER NEEDED with experience for a Burnaby Fish plant. Apply in person to: 3777 Keith Street, Burnaby.

F/T DISPATCHER

Needed for local company. Must have excellent communication and strong computer skills, and be customer service oriented. Extensive knowledge of Lower Mainland and a minimum of two years dispatching experience in a transportation company is required. Medical and dental coverage offered after three months.

Call: 604-599-6949 Fax resume: 604-599-6941 Email: metroexpresscanada @gmail.com GORDON NELSON INV. (Van) seeking F/T Tile setter. Several yrs of experience and compl. of high school req’d. $20.70/hr. E-res: gnincjob@gmail.com

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NEW COMMERCIAL BEEKEEPING Certificate Program. Paid 26 week work practicum. 16 weeks theory. Queen Bee rearing. Affordable residences. Starts January 9, 2012. GPRC Fairview College Campus-Alberta. 1-888-999-7882; www.gprc.ab.ca/beekeeping.

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General Employment

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

SERVICE MANAGER - Hanna Chrysler Ltd. (Hanna, Alberta). Opportunity in a perfect family environment. Strong team, competitive wages, benefits, growth potential. Fax resume: 403-854-2845. Email: chrysler@telusplanet.net.

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Hotel Restaurant

F/T Food Service Supervisor for Hime Japanese Restaurant Completion of Secondary School. 3 yrs or more related work exp. Proficiency in English. Korean is asset $12.70−14.00/hour, 37.5 hrs/week. himejapan.lee@gmail.com mail to: 315 East Broadway, Vancouver, BC V5T 1W5

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MEDICAL OFFICE Trainees needed! Hospitals & Dr.’s need medical office & medical admin staff. No experience? Need training? Career training & job placement available. 1-888-748-4126.

NEW COMMERCIAL BEEKEEPING Certificate Program. Paid 26 week work practicum. 16 weeks theory. Queen Bee rearing. Affordable residences. Starts January 9, 2012. GPRC Fairview College Campus-Alberta. 1-888-999-7882; www.gprc.ab.ca/beekeeping.

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THAI HOUSE REST. GROUP Looking for F/T Chef with Thai cooking Exp. Fax: 604.737.2828

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Sales

PAN PACIFIC COLLEGE

in Vancouver seeks to hire a Sales Specialist for Taiwan Market. Completion of Secondary School. 1−2 yrs. of work exp. in a related field. Proficiency in English and Mandarin. Korean is an asset. $20−22/hr, 37.5 hrs/wk Email: registra@panpacific college.com or Fax: 604-568-8014

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GET YOUR FOOT in the Garage Door. Learn basic engine theory, power train, suspension, job safety. Automotive/Heavy Duty apprenticeship opportunity. GPRC Fairview Campus.1-888999-7882; www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview.

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WELDERS AGI ENVIROTANK in Biggar, Sk. requires experienced welders. Relocation to Biggar required. $30/hr DOE. Company offers a comprehensive benefit package. Forward resume to: info@envirotank.com or fax: 306-948-5263.

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

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CONCRETE PUMP

Operator (boom pump) 2 Permanent Positions • Drive, set up, operate, & clean concrete boom pump. • Salary $30.31 hourly, F/T Salary and benefits per collective agreement • Must have 2-3 years exp. • Work throughout Lower Mainland

Gastaldo Concrete Ltd. 482 Fraserview Place, Delta. (Annacis Island) Apply by phone: 604-525-3636 or by fax: 604-525-3637

WELDERS WANTED. Journeyman 2nd and 3rd year apprentices with tank manufacturing experience. Automated Tank Manufacturing Inc. Located in Kitscoty, Alberta. 20km West of Lloydminster is looking for 15 individuals that want long term employment and a secure paycheque. Journey 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. Send resume to: cindy@autotanks.ca or fax 780-846-2241. Phone interview will be set up after receiving resume.

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2011 THE VANCOUVER COURIER

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MUST SELL 17 antique porcelaine dolls with original boxes from Franklin Mint, must be seen $35-$75 ea. Call 604-940-0106

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Collection of 196 different Pen Delfin pieces. Would like to sell all together for $20,000 but will sell individual pieces. Most pieces come with original box. Please phone 604-467-8914.

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BUILDING SALE... FINAL CLEARANCE. “ROCK BOTTOM PRICES” 25x40x12 $7350. 30x60x15 $12,700. 35x70x16 $15,990. 40x80x16 $20,990. 47x100x18 $25,800. 60x140x20 $50,600. End walls included, doors optional. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422. CAN’T GET UP your stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help! No obligation consultation. Comprehensive warranty. Can be installed in less than 1 hour. Call now 1-866-981-6591. DO-IT-YOURSELF STEEL BUILDINGS Priced to Clear Make an Offer! Ask About Free Delivery, most areas! Call for Quick Quote and Free Brochure 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170. ELECTRONIC TREADMILL, pulse heart monitor, $250; Electronic exercise bike $100; electric stair chair lift assembly req’d, $1200; 4 Ford p/u custom wheels, new tires fit F350 yr. 99 series, 8 stud size LT265/75RIG w/wheel chrome centres & covers, mats etc. $1200; 5th wheel hitch for Ford p/u (fits in box) $400; heavy duty upright drill press, older type new motor runs well $100; all obo. 604-767-4086

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS RE: ESTATE OF Natasha Doreen Allen, also known as Natasha Allen, N. Allen, Natasha Doreen Weisgerber, Natasha Weisgerber and N. Weisgerber late of Pennsylvania Hotel, 412 Carrall Street, Room 209, Vancouver BC V7A 4R1 (the “Estate”) NOTICE is given that creditors and others having claims against the Estate are required to send them to the executor, The Canada Trust Company, at P.O. Box 11130, #3000 – 1055 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC, V6E 3R3, on or before December 5, 2011, after which date the Estate assets will be distributed having regard only to claims that have been received. EXECUTOR: THE CANADA TRUST COMPANY SOLICITOR: Bull, Housser & Tupper LLP

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS

Re: The Estate of Giovanni Taddei, also known as John Taddei, Deceased, formerly of 2502 West 36th Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia, who died on the 14th day of August, 2011. Creditors and others having claims against the Estate are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to Singleton Urquhart LLP, Barristers and Solicitors, 1200-925 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, B.C., V6B 3L2, Attention: M. Nagelbach, before December 1, 2011, after which date the Executor will distribute the said Estate among the parties entitled thereto, having regard to the claims of which the executors then have notice.

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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. 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

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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 HAZEL MAY SOUTHARD, otherwise known as HAZEL SOUTHARD and HAZEL M. SOUTHARD, Deceased, late of 7051 Moffatt Road, in the City of Richmond, in the Province of British Columbia, V6Y 3W2, who died on the 8th day of May, 2011, in Richmond, BC, are required to send full particulars of such claims to the undersigned Executor, Vancouver City Savings Credit Union, at 183 Terminal Avenue, P.O. Box 2120, Station Terminal, Vancouver, B.C., V6B 5R8, on or before the 5th day of December, 2011, after which date the estate assets will be distributed, having regard only to claims that have been received. VANCOUVER CITY SAVINGS CREDIT UNION Executor 183 Terminal Avenue P.O. Box 2120, Station Terminal Vancouver, BC, V6B 5R8 Tel: 604-877-4576 • Fax 604-708-7852

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

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS

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

GARAGE SALES

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

ACROSS

1. Peruse a book 5. Eating houses 10. Semitic fertility god 14. Protoctist genus 15. Lower in esteem 16. Having sufficient skill 17. Copyread 18. More lucid 19. Bleats 20. Baltimore footballers 22. Removes writing 24. Six (Spanish) 26. Santa & Rancho Santa 27. Computer memory hardware

DOWN

1. One who feels penitence 2. Name meaning “God knows” 3. Tel __, Israel city 4. Palm fruits 5. Coarse cinnamon bark 6. Goat and camel hair fabric 7. Sport devotee 8. Point midway between E & SE 9. Imperturbable 10. Spongelike cakes 11. Arabian outer garments 12. Winglike structures 13. Smaller quantity 21. Beaks 23. Tear down 25. Hidden meaning 26. His magic lamp 27. Had a contest of speed

30. Bangles and beads 32. (Latin) e’around time of 35. Saudi citizens 37. Ladies’ undergarment 38. Evoke or elicit 40. The central part of the Earth 41. Small amount 42. Off-Broadway theater award 43. Related on the mother’s side 45. Opposite of beginning 46. Afrikaans 47. A very small circular shape 48. Material 51. Bill the Science Guy 52. Segregating operation 28. 04473 ME 29. Murdered in his bathtub 31. 14027 NY 32. A citizen of Havanna 33. Very coldly 34. Singer Della 36. Wager 39. Arrived extinct 44. British School 46. The Education Project Asia 49. Raises 50. Madames 52. European Capital of Culture: Romania 54. Burn with a hot liquid 55. __-__-la-ma-ding-dong 56. Be next to 57. British beer unit

53. Small sleeps 55. Dispoiling a country in warfare 58. Any digit of a vertebrate 62. An apron 63. Island in Bay of Naples 67. Not at home 68. Of a city 69. Daughter of Asopus & Metope 70. Camera apertures 71. Tip of Aleutian Islands 72. Profoundly wise men 73. Ice hockey feinting 59. Overly precious (British) 60. An American 61. Cause cell destruction 64. Satisfaction 65. Small pin of wood 66. Relative Biological Effectiveness


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3508

Dogs

3508

Dogs

3508

Childcare Wanted

3020

5070

Dogs

4020

LIVE IN NANNY required F/T for 2 girls 5 & 11 yrs old. Refs. Call 778-928-8687

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LAB X Retriever M $500/ F $550 First shots. Call:(604) 794-3295 or email....cutepups100@hotmail.ca

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4060 3507

Cats BEAUTIFUL STANDARD Poodle pups, CKC reg. apricot, deliver avail. 1-250-256-0518 paganwoodgallery@telus.net

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604-630-3300

LABRADOODLE PUPS, black & chocolate, 1st shots, dewormed, $1200, Abbts. 1-604-751-4048

REAL ESTATE 6002

6008

Agents

Condos/ Townhouses

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6008

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-04

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6008-28

Burnaby

6008-30

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Surrey

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6008-26

Real Estate

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6020-38

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6008

Condos/ Townhouses

Port Moody

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6050

Livestock/ Poultry

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3540

Pet Services

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6522

Furnished Accommodation

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6540

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5075

Mortgages

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7005

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7010

Personals

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7015

Escort Services

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6595

Suites/Partial Houses

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8060

Concrete

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8073

Drainage

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8075

Drywall

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8080

Electrical

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Lic. 22308

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8087

Coq./Poco/ Port Moody

Excavating

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6602

ENVIRO MAID Insured & Bonded. Residential. 14 years exp. Avail on a regular basis. Excellent refs. $20 per hour. 604-685-1344

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Shared Accommodation

6595-20

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5040

A Great Janitorial Franchise Opportunity

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6065

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6508

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Financial Services

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6020-01

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6008

Houses - Sale

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3535

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Coquitlam

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Richmond

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6008-08

New Westminster

6020

Metaphysical

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8105

Flooring/ Refinishing

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8125

Gutters

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8130

Handyperson

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8160

Lawn & Garden

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8175

8205

732-8453

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8140

Heating

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8150

Kitchens/Baths

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8160

Lawn & Garden

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Paving/Seal Coating

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8185

Moving & Storage

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8220

Plumbing

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• • • •

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8193

Oil Tank Removal

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8195

Painting/ Wallpaper

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8250

Roofing

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604

630.3300

Window Cleaning

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RUBBISH REMOVAL

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8255

8300

Rubbish Removal

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Stucco/Siding/ Exterior

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8307

Telephone Services

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8309

Tiling

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Tree Services

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

AUTOMOTIVE 9105

Auto Miscellaneous

9155

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

9160

Sports & Imports

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9125

Domestic

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8335

A31

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Additions. Kitchens Bathrooms. Landscape Const. Design & Build Renovations

Rubbish Removal

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VANWEST Painting - Professional quality at competitive prices. Call for free estimate @ 778.892.9828

8255

Roofing

2003 CADILLAC STS Seville + 4 new winter tires, 78,000 km, 2nd owner, $11,000 no accid 604-689-4010 or 604-926-4030

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

PLUMBERS

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

Andrew’s Painting & Wallpaper 25yrs exp. WCB/Ins. Refs Free estimates no HST 604-785-5651

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

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

8250

WE CAN FIX IT

www.affordablemoversbc.com

B&Y MOVING

Renovations & Home Improvement

RENOVATIONS

Fall Yard Clean-up lawn care, weeding, raking, pruning - Greg the Gardener 604 440 9502

Masonry

8240

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

Licenced & Insured Local & Long Distance

Since 1989

Patios/Decks/ Railings

Ny Ton Gardening clean up trimming, shrubs, hedging, pruning & topping, 604-782-5288

45 We accept Visa, Mastercard & Interac RENOS • REPAIRS 9129 Shaughnessy St., Van.

8200

604

Flooring/ Refinishing

8105

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2011 THE VANCOUVER COURIER

AMBLESIDE ROOFING

All types - Reroofs & Repairs 778-288-8357 AT YOUR HOME ROOFING Van division. New roofs & repairs. WCB Insured 604-340-7189

2007 PT Cruiser convertible, white, auto, only 39,000km, Immaculate $13,800 ‘‘open to offers’’ 604-971-3179

9145

Scrap Car Removal

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

9522 2008 F-150 XLT SUPERCREW 4X4 BCAA inspected $23,980 44,900 km’s www.autofleet.biz 604-304-7653 Carproof report & warranty included

RV’s/Trailers

2004 PLEASURE - WAY PLATEAU M/H Mercedes Benz Turbo diesel. Immac cond fully loaded with Onan Generator, 62,937k’s, $54,900. Ph 1-604-220-5005

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

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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

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

1979 Dodge 30’ MH 166,000K runs good needs tlc $1,500 (604) 897-6944

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


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THE VANCOUVER COURIER WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2011

Your Original

Food Store

Non-Medicated

Certified Organic

Pork Back Ribs

5

1

Whole Chickens

2

$

/lb. $5.99kg

1

100g

Chinese

Mandarin Oranges

4

Leg of Lamb

$

$

99

375g pkg

Celery

Mortadella

New Zealand

Assorted

Certified Organic

From the Deli

Product of California

5lb box

Canadian

Extra Lean Ground Beef

Bone-In

4

98

$

/lb. $10.98kg

Certified Organic

Romaine Lettuce

89

¢

/lb. $1.96kg Colavita • 100% Product of Italy

$ 98

/bunch

Sauasages

4

72

$ 39

$ 79

Freybe

Farmcrest

3

$ 99

Product of Washington

/lb. $13.21/kg

Product of California

1

2

26 /lb. $4.98kg

Product of Mexico

2

$ 98

Organic

Omega Nutrition

2 2

Canadian Beef • Boneless

Prime Rib Steaks

5

$

1L

1L

/lb. $6.57kg

6

355ml

Non-Organic

69

each

Organic

Uncle Luke’s • Canada #3 Dark

100% Pure Maple Syrup

21

99 1L

Certified Organic

Rolled Oats

$499

$849

2.5kg

BAKING SUPPLIES

¢

Barley

Natural & Pearl

BULK FOOD &

/lb. $13.21kg

Product of Mexico

$ 99 $ 99 $ 69 $ 99 $ 500ml bottle

99

Asparagus Avocadoes

Pacific Foods Extra Virgin Garlic - Chili Flax Oil Olive Oil Soups & Broths

4

/lb. $8.80/kg

Hass

$ 59 each

ted

Pork Side Ribs

Kale

$ 99 Non-Medicated

Non-Medica

Slow & Quick Cooking

2.5kg

2 0 1 1

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK

8 am-9 pm

Sale Dates: Wednesday, November 2, 2011 – Tuesday, November 8, 2011

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11025601

1595 Kingsway 604-872-3019


Vancouver Courier - November 2, 2011