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midweek edition WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 2012 Vol. 103 No. 29 • Established 1908

17 13 School board unplugs ultrasonic Mosquitoes K&K’s Canucks haikus are back Master athlete

Devices target young vandals Naoibh O’Connor Staff writer

Civil liberties lawyer David Eby opposes Mosquitoes at Kerrisdale elementary and other schools. photo Dan Toulgoet

Vancouver school district staff unplugged 33 ultrasonic sound devices last month that are intended to deter loitering on school board property at night. Thirty-three Mosquito devices are installed at 19 sites—some sites have one, others have as many as three. Noise from the units, which cost $3,000 including installation, is intended to repel people 25 years of age and under. The devices’ range is 50 feet or less and they operated from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Vandalism costs the district about $500,000 annually. The now unplugged Mosquitoes are installed at Britannia (1), Sir Guy Carleton

(3), Captain James Cook (3), Champlain Heights (3), Sir Charles Dickens (2), Dickens annex (1), Grandview (1), John Henderson (2), Kerrisdale annex (2) Kerrisdale (1), the Vancouver School Board workshop (1), Lord Nelson (2), Thunderbird (2), Tecumseh annex (1), Pierre Elliott Trudeau (2), Sir William Van Horne (1), Waverley (3), Waverley annex (1), and General Wolfe (1). The first ones were put up in 2007 or 2008 at Thunderbird elementary, where a community centre is attached. It’s unclear how they multiplied without the board’s knowledge. Bacchus said two people recently questioned her and the school district about the devices. See OWNERS on page 4

‘Hot Dog Man’ eyes new street food competitors downtown City council will approve 30 new food cart locations downtown, 30 elsewhere Cheryl Rossi Staff writer Langley Damonse parked his hot dog cart this winter for the first time since he started slinging wieners in Vancouver in 1998. Poor sales in the fall meant op-

erating through winter didn’t add up. The Original Hot Dog Man cart will return to the corner of Georgia and Granville, April 15. “A big day in Vancouver, of course, is April 20, 4/20,” Damonse said of the marijuana “smoke out” at the Vancouver Art Gallery.

Business suffered in 2005 when Canada Line construction began on Granville. Granville bus reroutes to Seymour and Howe streets from April 2006 until September 2010 didn’t help. And in July 2010, new food carts started hitting the streets.

“They came at such a bad time, economically, which leads me to wonder which city the mayor’s living in when he thinks about increasing the numbers of vendors by still another 20 or 30 in the next two years,” Damonse said. After a trial in 2010, city coun-

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Dunbar Community Centre Association Notice of Annual General Meeting Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the members of the Dunbar Community Centre Association will be held at the Dunbar Community Centre at 4747 Dunbar Street, Vancouver, British Columbia at 8:00pm on Wednesday the 25th day of April, 2012, for the following purposes: 1. To approve the report of the Directors to the members; 2. To approve the financial statements of the Association for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011; 3. To re-appoint Tompkins, Wozny, Miller and Company, the auditor for the Association; 4. To elect the slate of Directors for the next term of service; 5. To present bursaries to student award recipients; and 6. To approve the amended By-Laws. 7. To transact such other business as may be properly brought before the meeting.

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BY SANDRA THOMAS A public memorial is finally being held April 14 for former city councillor and community activist Jim Green, seen here at the 2009 Woodward’s opening, who died Feb. 28.

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Owners spent $50,000 outfitting taco truck and trailer

Continued from page 1 In Damonse’s day, an entrepreneur could start with a $7,000 to $10,000 investment. He worries about the newbies who’ve sunk $50,000 into food trucks. “The new vendors aren’t taking my money,” Damonse said. “There is no money.” Dana Whaley and Jenn Willoughby parked their Off the Wagon taco truck, which started running at Dunsmuir and Burrard in September 2011, over the winter.

“It’s probably more of a seasonal operation for a real full-time and lucrative business but there’s definitely enough people down there to sustain [food trucks and carts],” Whaley said. Construction on the Burrard SkyTrain Station forced Off the Wagon to move around last year, leaving regular customers in the lurch. Off the Wagon returned to Dunsmuir and Burrard two weeks ago and Whaley’s hopeful the business will catch up to its lagging earning

projections. Off the Wagon spent more than a year and upward of $50,000 outfitting a food trailer and a truck to haul it. Success depends on product and location, Whaley says. “And that’s the same as a restaurant. A restaurant in the middle of nowhere is probably not going to do very well unless they’re selling something pretty phenomenal, so a hot dog vendor might have seen better business when they didn’t have competition with a better product,”

she added. Whaley conceded the volume of food trucks in the downtown core might be “a little bit heavy for [new permits being given out] on an annual basis.” Approximately eight hot dog vendors have changed their fare since 2010, but Damonse doesn’t think hot dogs fail to attract customers. He sells a seven-inch Maple Leaf wiener with an array of toppings for $3.50 and a locally made, almost foot-long sausage or a freerange buffalo and wild boar smokie

for $6, whereas some newer food vendors charge more for their offerings. “Hot dogs are kind of a universal thing,” said Damonse, adding that the rerouting of buses from Granville Street on summer weekends also hurt his business. The city plans to permit 15 new spots per year over the next two years. A city spokesperson said it will focus on making carts work outside of downtown. crossi@vancourier.com Twitter: @Cheryl_Rossi

School board chair in the dark, trustee questions transparency she said, noting criticism over a lack of oversight on the issue is warranted. “I would think it’s fair criticism. It concerns me... that I wasn’t informed… But decisions get made out in operations—it’s a big and complex district. Normally, we would be informed of this and how it slipped through is a good question and it’s something we need to ask as part of the review.” Bacchus is concerned about health effects and human rights.

NPA trustee Ken Denike said he realized the Mosquitoes had been unplugged during a recent school visit. A staff person was worried about safety when working late because of loitering. Denike said the devices appeared to work. Now problems have returned. He appreciates concerns about the devices, but questions why the issue hasn’t been discussed publicly. “I don’t think this is something you do behind closed doors,” he said.

David Eby, executive director of the B.C. Civil Liberties Association, argues they shouldn’t have been installed. He questions their effectiveness and calls them a blunt tool. “This is so typical to roll out new technology simply because you can without having a discussion about the implications of the policy or the effect on the target audiences. It doesn’t matter whether it’s the Mosquito or surveillance cameras or metal detectors

or drug-sniffing dogs or whatever other initiative. Just because you can afford it doesn’t mean you should implement it,” he said. “And when these technologies are implemented it’s too often put in place before the policy discussion happens and it needs to be completely the opposite.” Eby isn’t satisfied by the decision to unplug them. “I’m not particularly pleased [the VSB is] reserving the right to turn them back on. They should be taken off the wall

entirely. These devices were put in without a proper public discussion about the policy impact on youth and whether or not it’s discriminatory. The school board would and should properly be embarrassed by the suggestion that their proper role is to limit the access of youth to school grounds, but not limit the access of any other groups. At the very least our school board should be striving for equality and the Mosquito does not represent equality.” noconnor@vancourier.com

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Continued from page 1 The questions prompted senior staff to look into how many were in place. The decision to install them was made at an operations level, according to Bacchus. She was aware of a trial installation, but didn’t realize numbers had increased dramatically. “Once it came to our attention we talked to staff [and] a decision was made to unplug them until we’ve had time to review and consult and look at it more from a policy perspective,”


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Increased density would protect 104-year-old home

Residential development proposed for Avalon Dairy property Cheryl Rossi

Staff writer

The old Avalon Dairy property on VictoriaFraserview could be subdivided into 10 lots under current zoning. That could mean 10 homes with secondary suites and laneway houses. But developer Avalonna Homes and at least two area residents would prefer to see denser development that would protect the property’s mature trees, the Avalon Greenway and the old Crowley home. Harald Underdahl, who has lived across from Avalon since 1940, doesn’t want to see big boxes or characterless cookie-cutter homes ruin the “flavour” of the neighbourhood. But he doesn’t mind extra density if there’s underground parking because he wants to see the Craftsman-style farmhouse, which was built in 1908 by Avalon founder Jeremiah Crowley, preserved. The Avalon Dairy, at 5805 Wales St., was one of the longest-running and last working farms in Vancouver. The city has recognized the Avalon farmhouse for its significant heritage value, which means the city is required to try to find a way to preserve it. But recognition doesn’t guarantee protection from demolition or alteration. Heritage consultant Donald Luxton contends the Crowley home should remain in its original spot. But Underdahl, whose heritage home was moved from the middle of a nearby block to a corner to make way for five duplexes, would prefer to see the home shifted right onto Wales Street. “I don’t want to see it get lost in the middle of something,” Underdahl said. A community garden could be built around the home to emphasize its prominence. Community members helped establish the Avalon Greenway along the property. Andrew Pottinger, principal of Pottinger and Associates, which specializes in communications for property developments, said this would be lost if the 1.26-acre

Harald Underdahl has lived across from Avalon on Wales Street in Victoria-Fraserview since 1940. property was subdivided into 10 lots because the new homes would need a road that connects East 43rd Avenue and Wales Street. Avalon CEO Gay Hahn told the Courier last year that the greenway had been incorporated and would always exist. Avalonna Homes, a group of Killarney residents with experience in small-scale residential construction, purchased the property in 2011. Hywel Jones Architects and the developer will likely next explore negotiating a heritage revitalization agree-

ment with the city that will allow them to build denser housing on the site. Barring complications, Pottinger believes the approval process could be completed by fall. He said four-plexes, with two units up, two down, or six-plexes with two units up, four down, are possibilities. Any redevelopment likely wouldn’t exceed three storeys and would include one level of underground parking. Joseph Jones, who lives a 15-minute walk away, summarized the open house on his blog, Eye on Norquay, noting: “The

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event could provide a model for how developers and city planners should approach local communities.” He also wants to see more residential density in exchange for heritage preservation. But he’ll keep his eye on the amount of density and the affordability of the residences proposed. Pottinger said 89 people registered for the April 2 open house and 101 submitted comments. He couldn’t summarize the feedback as of April 9. crossi@vancourier.com Twitter: @Cheryl_Rossi

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In 2010, the Vancouver School Board considered closing Sir William Macdonald elementary at 1950 East Hastings St. due to dwindling enrolment— registration had dropped from 239 in 2000 to 70 in 2010. Less than two years later, the inner city school remains open and its fate has taken another turn. Macdonald might be the site of the VSB’s new aboriginal-focused school, possibly opening as early as September 2012, based on a recommendation going before the education and student services committee April 11. The recommendation, by the steering committee for the aboriginal school, envisions beginning the school just over four months from now with students in kindergarten through Grade 3. Macdonald was chosen over several other potential locations such as Queen Alexandra and Britannia. The education and student services committee will discuss the recommendation Wednesday, after which it may be sent to the next board meeting for approval, or the committee could seek more information before sending it to the board for a vote. VSB chair Patti Bacchus said Mon-

day that Macdonald is an attractive option for the location of the aboriginal-focused school because it has space for the school and for aboriginal community services without displacing existing programs. “One of our goals is to use surplus capacity to bring in other complementary service providers and other users in all schools to offset operating costs and vitalize the schools and their communities,” she told the Courier. While proponents have long cited September as a potential start date, that target may be overly ambitious, Bacchus conceded. Bacchus doesn’t speak for the aboriginal school steering committee, but has attended several meetings as a liaison from the board. She noted this year’s teachers’ job action slowed the committee’s progress. “September 2012 was an optimistic target date but start up of the school could be delayed due to the need to come to an agreement on staffing issues. It’s accurate to say that the consensus at the committee has been that it would be better to delay the start of the school and get it right than to rush for the 2012 opening and make mistakes,” she stated. Families have been surveyed about whether they’d sign up for an aborigi-

nal-focused school and there has been interest, but some of those interested want more details. Bacchus said it would be a challenge to recruit and register students at this late date. While Macdonald has a high proportion of aboriginal students, it’s expected students from other catchments would also apply. School district staffing decisions are also usually made soon, Bacchus added. “It’s exciting. We know there will be an impact if and when it moves ahead and starts drawing students. It may draw from other schools, which can create enrolment challenges [elsewhere]. That is a concern but if we can find a way to vitalize Macdonald elementary and provide better supports to the community by co-location of service agencies in the school that provide expanded support to families and community members, that would be a real positive for the community,” she said, adding, “It would hopefully breath some more life into Macdonald and use that space more effectively to support its community.” Once the board approves the location, more community consultation is expected. A forum is being planned for mid-May at the school. noconnor@vancourier.com Twitter: @Naoibh

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I’ve been covering the Vancouver park board for a very long time, a job that on occasion has its perks. My latest came by way of an invitation to the park-board operated VanDusen Botanical Garden last Thursday afternoon for a taste test of the new “Afternoon Tea” being served at Truffles Café as of April 2. The sun was high in the sky as I arrived at the garden early enough for a brief walk-about and there were signs of spring everywhere. Truffles has floor-to-ceiling windows that look out onto Livingstone Lake and the Woodland Garden, which are surrounded by trees and plants just beginning to bloom, including a soon-to-be magnificent pale pink magnolia. Truffles’ interior is furnished with small tables and chairs, comfy lounge chairs and a couch, which adds to the café’s casual atmosphere. I attended the tasting with a group of more than a dozen other writers, some of whom are food and lifestyle bloggers, including Mijune Pak of Follow Me Foodie and Cassandra Anderton of Good Life Vancouver. Because I attended the event

The VanDusen Botanical Garden staged a taste test of “Afternoon Tea” at Truffles Café. without a photographer, I brought my own camera, which turned out to be a good move because as the three-tiered trays of delicious sandwiches, delicate macaroons and warm-out-of-the-oven scones were presented to us, the bloggers leapt into action like paparazzi at a Royal wedding. But then, the hard work started and I was forced to take bite after bite of cream cheese and raspberry-stuffed croissants, turkey, brie and cranberry sandwiches, and

scones slathered with organic honey harvested at VanDusen from bees cared for by renowned local bee keeper and Courier columnist Allen Garr. It was tough work, but I managed to get through it. We were also given a choice of organic teas to try, so Pak and I shared a pot of lemon grass, though the Chocolate Mint Roiboos certainly tempted me. The cafe also offers a blend of loose tea special to VanDusen. Truffles is located within the garden’s new

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“We were really happy and very much in love so we decided to make the most out of life instead of chasing a dream that might make her symptoms better or not.” During a phone conversation with Burnaby resident Derek Milloy this week, he explained why he and his wife Darleen decided to spend their time and energy pursuing happiness rather than medical treatments that may or may not have eased the symptoms she suffered as the result of living with multiple sclerosis (MS). MS is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system, which is composed of the brain and spinal cord. The disease attacks the protective covering wrapped around the nerves of the central nervous system. Milloy describes the disease as a puzzle difficult to solve. He told me it was easy to pursue happiness with Darleen because she was so upbeat and positive, no matter how bad her symptoms became. Instead of chasing the next new experimental treatment, the couple purchased a wheelchair-accessible van. “That way we got to watch way more sunsets at Kits Beach,” Milloy told me. “And Darleen was able to spend more time with her nephews who meant so much to her.” Another love of Darleen’s was the Simon Fraser University pipe band, where she had been a champion bagpipe soloist before MS robbed her of the ability to play. In fact, it was the SFU pipe band that brought the two together. The Minnesota-born Milloy joined the

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sandrathomas pipe band at age 18 and it was in the fall of 1988 during one of his first performances that he met Darleen. He recalls hearing her play for the first time. “I still remember watching her that day,” he says. Darleen was diagnosed with MS in 1992. The couple married in 1993. Darleen remained her husband’s biggest fan and was overjoyed when the SFU pipe band won the World Pipe Band Championship in 1995. Milloy plans to continue with the band in tribute to Darleen, who died last May. Milloy dedicated every spare minute to caring for his wife as her health declined, while completing his masters degree in education. That dedication was recognized last month by the MS Society of Canada, which awarded Milloy the National Opal Award for Caregiver. The local division of the national MS Society

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will recognize Milloy for a second time April 15 at a special performance of the SFU pipe band at the Vogue Theatre. The concert will be the first local performance by the band in more than five years. (I’d recommend packing tissues if you attend.) Milloy says he’s humbled by the award and adds he never considered the care he gave Darleen as anything above and beyond. “I loved her and I just did what was automatic. I know for a fact there are thousands of people out there doing the same thing for a loved one, so I’m very honoured.” Milloy says Darleen kept her spirits up to the end and her strength and courage were inspiring. He says that was never more apparent than the time she was admitted to hospital with pneumonia several years before her death, when doctors at the time told him she was probably going to die. “Even after she got out of the hospital, she gave me a big smile and shrugged her shoulders and said, ‘Could be worse,’” Milloy told me. “MS might have done things to her physically, but her spirit never died.” Milloy plans to participate in the Vancouver Scotiabank MS Walk, which takes place April 29 at Ceperley Meadow in Stanley Park. The route is accessible to scooters and walkers and participants have a choice between a three or five-kilometre route. The walk takes place in 25 communities across the province and Yukon. For more information, visit mssociety.ca. sthomas@vancourier.com Twitter: @sthomas10

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Aboriginal school prescribes segregation for dysfunction Segregation, for the children. Despite tribal instincts, modern western sensibilities lean towards integration, to the point of homogenization. Whatever the medium, the message is clear. We’re one big happy family. But life is full of surprises. The Vancouver School Board, home to the Diversity Team, fountain of many colours, where social engineers like board chair Patti Bacchus come to practice, wants to segregate aboriginal children in a “aboriginal choice” school. Odd, really, because in 2011 the board’s revised “Multicultural and Anti-racism Policy” crossed out race as a social construct, arbitrarily and with extreme prejudice. In the words of Diversity Team chief Lisa Pedrini, “Although science has proven the notion of races and racial differences to be false, the belief… is perpetuated despite evidence to the contrary.” Yet here we are, back to separate but equal. The aboriginal experience occupies a curious place in the white liberal mind, which bears the weight of historical injustice. As aboriginal communities across Canada wallow in poverty and dysfunction, the white majority, colonists incarnate, remain guilty by association. And no remedy, no matter the cost, is unworthy of reflection. So when Jo-Ann Archibald, associate dean for indigenous education at UBC, beat the segregationist drum in Vancouver public schools, Bacchus and friends fell in line. In the United States, de facto segregation defines many innercity schools, with dreary results. For example, due to white flight and demographics, the Washington, D.C. school district is predominantly black. According to the U.S. Department of Education, D.C. spends $18,000 per student each school year, one of the highest averages in the country, yet ranks near the bottom of virtually every national achievement category. Statistically, D.C. (123 public schools, 46,191 students) and Vancouver (110 for 55,994) share similar school traits. Like D.C., Vancouver boasts high per-pupil funding ($6,784) compared to nearby districts. The graduation rate for one D.C. school, Anacostia High, a one-time stop on Michelle Obama’s 2009 “motivational” tour, hovers around 37 per cent, close to the aboriginal graduation rate (32 per cent) in Vancouver. More broadly, both communities—Canadian First Nations, black America—struggle with dysfunction. Rampant teen pregnancy, single-parent homes, widespread drug and alcohol abuse, poverty and high crime rates. To help, American charter schools, wildly popular in D.C.,

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markhasiuk bus black kids out of brokenness to a better, safer education. In Vancouver, all schools are safe and well-funded. And yet, with no evidence of future success, the school board wants to segregate aboriginal kids. Prince George launched an aboriginal school in 2010, too early to gauge success or failure. Like the Vancouver proposal, it’s open to students of all backgrounds—a caveat meant to deflect criticism. According to the Vancouver School Board website, public meetings staged last year by Archibald demonstrated “clearly that stakeholders in aboriginal education believe a school is required which will honour aboriginal values, perspectives and philosophy.” But wait. That’s already happening. The district employs aboriginal curriculum consultants and an aboriginal district administrator. Fully staffed aboriginal “resource rooms” operate in many schools alongside First Nations leadership training, culture and language programs. Two courses—B.C. First Nations Studies 12 and English 12 First Peoples—spotlight the aboriginal experience. Compared to all other groups, aboriginal students are richly served. However, despite the best efforts of teachers and administrators, their impact remains limited compared to influences at home. Finally, the school board last month completed a survey of Vancouver parents. Out of 304 survey respondents, 59 (37 aboriginal, 22 non-aboriginal) said they’d send their child to an aboriginal school while 146 (11 aboriginal, 135 non-aboriginal) said “no.” Ninety-six respondents (31 aboriginal, 65 non-aboriginal) said “maybe” with three undecided. To recap, 19 per cent said “yes” to an aboriginal school in Vancouver. According to the survey summary, some “no” respondents decried this “form of segregation.” Which explains why the survey, touted by Bacchus and friends before, was buried after. No website posting. No press release. Exposed only by a formal request from the Courier. The aboriginal proposal will be discussed Wednesday at school board. mhasiuk@vancourier.com Twitter: @MarkHasiuk

Readers question a columnist’s facts about Maple Ridge house prices versus Vancouver’s in the file photo Dan Toulgoet ongoing debate over foreign-investor influence on house prices in B.C. To the editor: Re: “Blaming Chinese for high house prices racist,” April 9. It would really be appreciated if Vancouver media did some fact checking before quoting people in the real estate industry. Allen Garr quotes Eugen Klein as saying “in the past year, single detached homes have gone up 30 per cent... in Maple Ridge.” A number like that should surely make a journalist curious. Thirty per cent? Really? The fact is that neither Landcor data, nor the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver numbers reflect anything like that in reality. There has been no 30 per cent rise in Maple Ridge prices. To distort the truth, and to lead uninformed British Columbians to incorrect decisions based upon incorrect information, is not what journalists should aspire to. I’m hopeful for the day when I can read an article in B.C. on real estate without having to cringe at all the inaccurate information. Justin Bennett Langley, B.C.

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To the editor: I strained to see any facts amongst the rote assertions.

The employment base in the city cannot sustain current pricing levels, thus somehow there is additional capital finding its way into Vancouver housing assets. From where is this capital coming? Any credible analysis of Vancouver housing costs cannot dodge this question. The Maple Ridge line of argument is laughably inappropriate, as any MLS search will show. As you surely realize, the current controversy stems from multimillion dollar houses in Vancouver proper, not suburban homes one-tenth of their price. You go on to state infrastructure drives housing costs—should I infer that it is the B-line bus service that is driving the value of homes near UBC? Finally, shame on you for employing the speech-stifling accusations of racism so you can sidestep impartial analysis of the issue. Are you unable to state your case in economic terms? I am eager to hear your explanation as to why the willingness to pay at the top end of the detached home demand curve has increased so much without a corresponding increase in Vancouverites’ income. Graham Duck, Vancouver

Vibrant East Side as nice as West Side

To the editor, Re: “Letter of the week,” April 6. I had such a laugh when I read Ms. Kovacs’ letter. It reminded me of Pamela Sauder (of the crème de la crème remark) back in 2004 speaking in opposition of an LRT line along the Arbutus Corridor. Ms. Kovacs’ heartbreaking story of being forced to move from one West Side bungalow to another because they are constantly being sold to wealthy Chinese investors is a joke. How sad and devastating that her trust fund friends are forced to buy run down homes in less-than-perfect neighbourhoods. Heaven forbid these people have to live in houses without granite countertops and subzero refrigerators.

I’m proud to say I’m raising a family in one of those less-than-perfect neighbourhoods. The last time I looked out my window onto my less than perfect street, in my less than perfect neighbourhood, there weren’t any bombs going off or army tanks driving down. What makes Ms. Kovacs think she is too good to live in what she describes is a less-than-perfect neighborhood? What an insult to all the hard-working, decent people of Vancouver who don’t live on the West Side! We are living in a socioeconomic, free-enterprise system that dictates the cost of property, goods and services—in other words, supply and demand. Because Ms. Kovacs and others like her want this particular

type of property, it will increase the demand of the product therefore increasing the price. Ms. Kovacs is fortunate her husband has an excellent job in finance, but I guess it isn’t enough. I feel sorry for Ms. Kovacs, spending so much time and energy worrying about living in the right neighbourhood. Maybe one day she will become open-minded and muster the nerve to cross Main Street and see all the vibrant East Side neighbourhoods. Perhaps then she’ll see that the West Side isn’t the only area with nice schools, safe neighbourhoods and family-oriented, hard-working, decent people. Louise Lee, Vancouver

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Preliminary budget proposals were released at a school board committee meeting Tuesday night after the Courier’s press deadline. Check the Courier website for updates. As of Tuesday, the VSB estimated a shortfall of $6.23 million for the 2012/13 year, but that figure doesn’t take into account potential changes to the school calendar to shorten the school year as has been done for the past two years to save money, a possible transfer from the local capital reserve or additional provincial money from the Learning Improvement Fund and the Education Plan allocation. Stakeholder consultation on the budget proposals is scheduled for April 17, and public input

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Following the Feb. 28 death from cancer of former Vision Vancouver councillor and mayoral candidate Jim Green, there was a huge outpouring of grief from family, colleagues, friends and even strangers. But at the time there was no public service for Green, as well known for his dry sense of humour and pork pie hat as for his decades of community work and activism. Finally, a public memorial has been organized to honour Green. It’s April 14 at the Orpheum Theatre from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Doors will open at 12:30 p.m.,

but anyone wanting to attend is asked to RSVP to roryrichards@roryrichards.com or jim.eventbrite.com. This is one event I’d RSVP to soon—the seats will quickly be reserved. The service is open to everyone, but please note the memorial and all attending will be filmed. Anyone wishing to make a donation in Green’s memory is asked to give to The Cultch—The Jim Green Fund, 1895 Venables St., Vancouver, B.C., V5L 2H6. Meanwhile the park board is finalizing plans to name a public space after Green, possibly Trillium North Park in Strathcona. Condolences and memories may be sent to friendsofjimgreen@gmail.com.

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for an environmentally friendly version that’s 100 per cent natural. Whole Foods has teamed up with AspenClean for its third annual product swap with a goal to remove as many chemical-based cleaners as possible from Vancouver homes. Last year’s efforts resulted in the disposal of more than 2,000 bottles of harmful cleaning products. The free swap takes place Earth Day, April 21, from 1 to 3 p.m. at all of the locations. Before you go cleaning out the space under your sink, please note it’s one swap per participant.

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The Gathering Place is the place to be April 19 for an annual art show with a focus on the Downtown South community. More than 100 pieces of art, including paintings, photography, sculpture, pottery and mixed-media works will be on

display. The show is April 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. at 609 Helmcken.

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Now you see it, now you don’t. The Pacific Spirit Park Society and Metro Vancouver have organized an event April 14 called Take Another Look, which encourages children to search for clues to the whereabouts of Snowberry the Mouse while following a trail along the forest floor. Adults have their own challenge as they’re tasked with locating ecological features in the park. The free event is for all ages. Meet by Southlands School on Camosun Street between 37th and 39th avenues. The event runs from 1 to 4 p.m. To find out about other Metro Vancouver programs, visit the events calendar at metrovancouver.org. sthomas@vancourier.com Twitter: @sthomas10

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1. Known for producing the likes of Peaches and Feist, musical collaborations with Drake and Andrew W.K., and holding the world record for longest live piano performance (27 hours, 3 minutes and 44 seconds), Chilly Gonzales brings his Piano Talk show to the Rio Theatre, April 11, 8 p.m. Expect a bit of everything as Gonzales raps, complains and teaches the audience the joys of improvisation. For tickets, go to livenation.com. More info at riotheatre.ca.

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2. Charming oddballs David P. Smith, Ben Sures and Bubba Uno bring their accordion, guitar and ukulele fuelled space ship of folk to Chapel Arts (304 Dunlevy Ave.), April 12, 8 p.m., as part of the trio’s Death Ballad Love Tellers Tour: The second coming. In case you’re wondering, Uno will be performing songs from his upcoming rock opera Peanut Butter Tongue: The Richard Speck Space Chronicles, which follows the futuristic alien resurrection of serial killer Richard Speck during the great Zombie Apocalypse. Of course it does. Tickets $10 at the door.

3. Weaving storytelling, music and dance, UBUNTU (The Cape Town Project) is a collaboration of Canadian and South African artists that tells the story of a man and a woman, separated by oceans and haunted by ghosts, who are drawn together to uncover the secrets of their pasts. Co-produced by Western Canada Theatre and Toronto’s Theatrefront, UBUNTU runs April 12 to 21 at the Firehall Arts Centre. For tickets, call 604-689-0926 or go to firehallartscentre.ca. 4. Give your eardrums and liver a workout this Thursday when Satan-friendly frontman Eddie Spaghetti brings his booze and gasoline soaked rock ‘n’ roll band Supersuckers to the Red Room April 12. Along for the pill poppin’ joy road are fire-breathing scuzz rockers Nashville Pussy and local greasers the Deadcats. Tickets at Red Cat, Zulu, the Red Room or clubzone.com.

kudos & kvetches Haiku Night in Canada: Playoff poetry returns

K&K continues its annual springtime tradition of paying tribute to the city’s fragrant cherry blossoms and the Vancouver Canucks’ playoff run with its inspirational series of Basho-inspired haiku. Daniel’s ginger head a throbbing red orb now cool as a dangling plum.

Sealing towards ecstasy

If there’s one thing singer Sarah McLachlan knows it’s seal hunting. Raised by a family of seals and narwhals during her formative years in Halifax, McLachlan even recorded a rarely heard album called Seal Songs with a talented group of marine mammals she discovered while touring Baffin Island in 1995 at one of the least attended stops on the Lilith Fair tour. Trust us, “Tendrils of Kelp Around My Heart” is haunting. Now, according to the extended metaphor-loving Globe and Mail, McLachlan has “waded into the turbulent waters of the East Coast seal hunt,” by penning an open letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper, asking him to stop defending the industry and help sealers find a new way to make a living.

McLachlan wrote the letter on behalf of the animal-rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals who obviously have never tasted the succulent nectar of seal chili or manatee cobbler, which was served on Parliament Hill at the last government proseal hunt photo op where, rumor has it, former Governor General Michaëlle Jean got tipsy on bacon-infused seal blood shooters. Incidentally, McLachlan plans to release a remix of her letter to Stephen Harper, first as an mp3 single, followed by an acoustic mp3 single, followed by a live recording, followed by a Christmas version.

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Grab your honey and some money/And get on down/ The Bomb-itty of Errors has hit this town/ It’s funky and it’s funny and it’s downright rude/ And it’s playing to the crowds at 16th Stude-ehoh/ee-oh/ee-oh-oh-oh. What a hoot! Who knew Willy Shakespeare could be so much fun? Twenty Something Theatre and Temporary Thing Theatre have a raucous hit on their hands with this “ad-rap-tation” of the Bard’s Comedy of Errors. An hour and a half of rap? Believe it. Director Catriona Leger cracks the whip on this quintet of performers (two Antipholusses, two Dromios and one DJ) and The Bomb-itty moves along like a speeding bullet. Written by Jordan Allen Dutton, Jason Catalano, Gregory J. Qaiyum, Erik Weiner and Jeffery Qaiyum, Bomb-itty more or less follows the original plot with one major twist: New Yorker “Betty” gives birth to quadruplets—two sets of identical twins—who get separated when their dope-dealing dad offs himself and Mom can no longer care for the boys. The quads go into foster care: one Antipholus and one Dromio to a wealthy family, the others to a poor one. And, oh yes, the Antipholusses are “big and healthy,” the Dromios are “runts.” The rhymes, rhythms and wordplay are a gleeful explosion of language—the kind of stuff Shakespeare might have written had he been a Gen X or Y-er. And he would have laughed out

Wild Style meets Shakespeare in the hip hop enhanced The Bomb-itty of Errors. loud—as did we—at the bawdiness. Brian Cochrane and David A. Kaye are Antipholus and Dromio of Syracuse, respectively. Cochrane doubles as MC Hendelberg, a Hassidic jeweler with babyblue ringlets hanging below his black hat while Kaye is also slinky, body-stockinged, Othello’s Pleasure Palace brothel resident Desi. Kaye backflips, bounces off the walls and busts some hip-hop moves that come right off the street. With DJ Oker Chen at the turntable in front of set designer Jon Tsang’s graffiti-inspired set, music and dance are a big part of the riotous mix. Big Jameson Parker and Niko Koupantsis (Antipholus and Dromio of Ephesus) are gut-busting hilarious in drag (as Adriana and Luciana), created by costume designer Vanessa Imeson: day-glo pink

and yellow be-ribboned, low-cut bodices and tutus, tights and hightop runners. Parker sports a towering Marge Simpson-style hairdo in bright pink; Koupantsis’s hair defies description—like shiny, oversized yellow plastic headphones. Their “sistah” scenes together are pouty, sexy and bust-a-gut funny. Koupantsis, a recent escapee from Saskatchewan, says in his bio that he hopes Vancouver audiences will find him similar to a new food sensation; that they’ll really like him but discover he has left a weird taste in their mouths, satisfied only by waking up in the night with a need to drink water. He’s prodigiously talented and I can’t wait to see what else he can do. Hire him, someone, soon. My favourite rhymes include “My love is ovah/my husband’s a Casanova” and

“Sleep in your own bed/I’ll not be dishonor-èd,” but the whole show is bursting at the seams with them. “Is it tragedy? Nah. Is it comedy? Well. It’s new style. It’s whatever we want it to be. So welcome, welcome, welcome.” Thus ends the prologue and pretty much tells it as it is: new style. If The Bomb-itty of Errors doesn’t get youthful bums in seats, nothing will. There’s nary an error to be found and it deserves packed houses. Once it gets its buzz on, tickets will be hotter than Koupantsis’s Luciana. As the neighbourhood’s 14-year-old told me, a rapper would sum The Bomb-itty of Errors up like this: “This show ain’t wacked, it’s dope. It’s da bomb.” That, apparently, means it’s great. —Jo Ledingham joled@telus.net

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Rick Maddocks is not a religious man. The self-described “free agent” isn’t even a worshipper of Vancouver’s other religion, the Canucks. So it’s particularly curious, even daring, that the writer and musician’s latest project, The Meal, is not only a theatrical song cycle inspired by the Gospel of John, and the Gnostic Gospels of Thomas, Judas and Mary Magdalene, as well as surrealist Luis Buenel’s film The Exterminating Angel, but that it opens at Pacific Theatre, April 11, the opening night of the NHL playoffs and the Canucks first-round match up against the godless L.A. Kings. “We’ll find out what the relationship is between people who like strange heathen takes on gospel music and ice hockey,” says Maddocks, who prefers cleats to skates and likely will have to sacrifice watching one match of his beloved Arsenal during The Meal’s four-day run. Originally staged as part of last year’s PuSh Festival, The Meal features fours singers from the local indie music scene who sit at a table, swig wine and break bread while awaiting a late guest of honour. Each singer represents one of the four gospels that The Meal draws inspiration from. Maddocks gives voice to Thomas, Jody Glenham is Mary Magdalene, Lucien Drury is John and Caleb Stull is Judas. Fellow musicians Sean Fulton, Stephen Lyons and Jon Wood perform live as The Meal’s “house band.” Together they form what Maddocks has dubbed The Lost Gospel Ensemble. The author of the short story collection Sputnik Diner and singer-songwriter behind atmospheric roots band The Beige says he didn’t set out to create a quasi mini-opera about the Last Supper, but like many spiritual experiences, something took hold of him. “I’m really fascinated by myth and allegory and origin stories, which I find are so powerful and hard-wired into us whether we like them to be or not,” Maddocks says. “As for The Meal… it kind of came about by accident. Initially I knew I wanted to do something with a group of singers where we’re sitting down and there’d be a dinner of sorts or some sort of get together… but the whole idea that it was some revisionist take on the Last Supper came very late to the project.” Despite his incorporation of religious texts, song cycles and nods to “1970s underground gospel funk music,” Maddocks says The Meal shouldn’t be confused with a sitdown version of Jesus Christ Superstar. “[The Meal] goes for understatement a lot more. Instead of razzmatazz of a Broadway approach, it’s trying to give the quality of a ritual as if it’s something that these singers in the band have to work through, so I see it as a ritual in two parts.” He adds, “We’re not actors. We’re singers.” And don’t expect any robes, Maddocks says. The Meal is staged as if it’s a modern day formal affair with performers dressed in suit jackets. That said, there is one modern flare The Meal won’t be incorporating when it opens Wednesday night as cars speed down 12th Avenue decorated in Canucks flags and homemade Stanley Cups fashioned out of aluminum foil. “We could have tried to blend [the Canucks game] into the show, I guess,” Maddocks says. “But we’re not going to be checking our email or texting while we’re at the table. That would be trying to be too modern day.” The Meal runs April 11 to 14 at Pacific Theatre. For more info and tickets, go to pacifictheatre.org. mkissinger@vancourier.com

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with Cheryl Rossi It’s a story so powerful that award-winning playwright, novelist and screenwriter Dennis Foon elected to work with it twice. His stage adaptation of Michael Ignatieff’s novel Scar Tissue, which runs on Granville Island until April 28, encompasses an emotional journey about Alzheimer’s, the family dynamics that accompany it and a philosophical examination of memory and loss. Foon first adapted the Booker Prize-nominated novel for CBC TV in 2002, but the imagery that fills the book wasn’t realized in the three-camera studio shoot, according to Foon, who received a Gemini nomination for best screenplay. “I felt like there was this unexplored opportunity that I really yearned to do,” Foon said. “The book is a very cerebral piece of work, it’s all inside a guy’s mind, and I wanted to capture that idea.” So when Bill Millerd, artistic managing director of the Arts Club

Theatre Company, mentioned the company’s Silver Commissions Project to Foon at a party, Foon immediately pitched him a stage adaptation of Scar Tissue. “Just that idea of being able to use the strength of theatre to create a piece of drama that utilized what’s great about actors on the stage seemed to me to be a fabulous opportunity,” he said. Foon favours the way a theatre audience can easily follow a character’s consciousness and swift transitions in time. He says visual imagery animates the production with an “ingenious” set, lighting and photographic projections. The stage version of Scar Tissue has been three years in the making. Foon named the characters who weren’t named in Ignatieff’s more abstract, fictionalized account of his mother’s death and unravelled the story from the perspective of the more sensitive of two sons, David. When David’s mother is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, he races against time to unravel a mystery that has haunted him for years, before his mom’s memory is completely gone. He wants to know why his mother, a gifted and successful painter, abruptly aban-

Dennis Foon’s stage adaptation of Scar Tissue runs until April 28. doned her craft two decades earlier. Was she already noticing the onset of Alzheimer’s? And is he, the son that’s most like his mother, destined to share her fate? “He’s trying to figure out what went wrong between them in his youth,” Foon said. “It’s had a devastating effect on him.” David also battles with his more pragmatic scientist brother. “They’re grown men, but as is so often the case, we tend to keep

our childhoods alive in our adulthood,” Foon said. Struggling for connection with aging loved ones is the source of Foon’s obsession with Scar Tissue. “A woman who had a large part in raising me in recent years has suffered from dementia and I saw her last fall and it’s hard. It’s hard to have someone you know your whole life, she’s the person who made me into a reader, turned me on to books as a kid, and she

doesn’t know who I am,” said the man who co-founded Vancouver’s Green Thumb Theatre for children, has penned more than 20 award-winning plays, received Gemini, Leo and Writers Guild awards for his screenplay of the CBC movie Little Criminals and has seen his fantasy/sci-fi trilogy of novels, The Longlight Legacy, published in five languages. Named to recognize the 25th anniversary of the first play to premiere at the Arts Club, the Silver Commissions Project provides money and development resources to established Vancouver artists who create original works for the company’s three stages. The project was established in 2006 with the generous support of Stan and Kathy Hamilton and contributions from longtime Arts Club supporter Bonnie Mah. Director Craig Hall and a cast that includes Craig Erickson (Tear the Curtain!), Kelk Jeffery (It’s a Wonderful Life) and Gabrielle Rose (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf) bring the play to life at the Revue Stage, 1601 Johnston St. For more information, phone 604687-1644 or see artsclub.com. crossi@vancourier.com Twitter: @Cheryl_Rossi

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Mike Mason is two metres, 28 centimetres away from the London Summer Games. The former University of B.C. high jumper returned to his alma mater Saturday at the Rashpal Dhillon Track and Field Oval for the UBC Open where he met the Olympic B standard. He cleared the 2.28-metre mark and must jump the same distance or clear the higher mark of 2.31 m to meet the A standard and place in the top three at the national track and field trials in Calgary at the end of June. “I’m feeling really, really good,” Mason told UBC Athletics after his winning jump. “This is just my second meet competing outdoors this year. The last one was last weekend in some pretty poor conditions so I’m quite excited that, just second meet out, I am able to get a B standard. I’m using a new runup approach that I haven’t had in previous years and it seems to really be working. It’s been a really big change for me.” Vancouver race walker and former T-Bird Inaki Gomez won the 5,000-metre men’s race in 20 minutes, 31.29 seconds. He beat his friend and training partner Evan Dunfee, who took silver with a time of 20:54.39. Gomez has already punched his ticket to the 2012 Olympics. He met the 20-km race walk A standard of 1:22.30 at a September meet in Germany, where he finished third with a time of 1:22:06. At the same event, Dunfee registered a B standard and finished fifth in 1:23.45. Lord Byng graduate and freshman T-Bird Devan Wiebe beat the pack in the women’s 400 metres. She edged her closest competitor from Simon Fraser University by 25 seconds to crack the one-minute mark and win in 59.64. Wiebe has set her sights on the 2016 Games. The Olympic B standard for the women’s 400 m is 52.35. The A standard is 51.55.

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You’re at the track, you’re training. You’re on pavement, you’re racing. Then you hear her. Stephanie Kieffer is going to get inside your head. Named the masters athlete of the year by Sport BC, Kieffer, a 46-yearold world champion triathlete, wants you to race as fast as you can. To push her bigger, faster, stronger and mostly younger training mates with the Leading Edge Triathlon Club, Kieffer will talk trash. She just can’t help herself. “Especially if some of the guys are gaining on me, I will egg them on. Like, ‘C’mon. You can get closer than that, you can get a little bit closer the next lap.’ That’s the side that comes out in fun when I’m with the other athletes who can take it. The joke is that I only do it if there is somebody who is stronger than me.” A former competitive swimmer, Kieffer has an advantage in the swim, which starts every triathlon, followed by the bike portion and then the run. “I don’t do a lot of passing in a race, so it’s not often where I’m chasing somebody down. I’m usually getting chased down. I know that there is a target on my back and I like it because if you’re in your 20s and you’re going to be competitive, you’ve got to be faster than me.” Don’t call it trash talk. Call it motivational speaking. At a recent track practice, a train-

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ing partner of hers was having a sluggish workout. Kieffer smacked her lips and cracked the whip. “She’s so much faster than me. I ran up beside her and it’s like, cool, I’m beside her. I’m pulling ahead of her. But out of my mouth it’s like, ‘C’mon. You’ve gotta stay with me. You’ve gotta dig deep.’ “Some of it comes out that way, as one athlete motivating another.” A competitor once apologized to her as they set up their bicycles in the transition zone. He said he was messy and tended to leave his wet gear splashed all over the place. In a playful but frank tone, Kieffer said it wouldn’t be a problem. “I’m going to be out of the water long before you.” His jaw dropped. She told the story and then laughed. “I was definitely out of the water before he was. That’s why I have a target on my back—he’s going to get me on the bike.” Kieffer may get passed by elite, 20something racers, but she’s one of the world’s best amateur women triathletes of any age. She is a three-time age group world champion and two-time Canadian age group champion. Racing in the women’s 45-49 category in Beijing this fall at the International Triathlon Union world championships, she finished with the best overall time, beating her closest competition, a 26-year-old American, by 15 seconds. Kieffer finished the Olympic-distance triathlon in two hours, 15 minutes and 36 seconds. She never relinquished the lead

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she gained during the swim and ran the final 10-km leg of the race in 42 minutes, a time many Sun Run participants would be very happy with. Her Canadian national time was two minutes faster (2:13.28) but she came second, losing to a former NCAA road racer and Olympic hopeful who passed Kieffer during the 10 km, which she ran in a blistering 35 minutes. Kieffer won her age group but came second overall by 76 seconds. Kieffer trains multiple times a day six days a week and is a mom to three kids, aged 14, 11 and eight. She oversees the genetic counselling program at the University of B.C., coaches her daughter’s hockey team and occasionally at the rink will hook up her road bike to a wind trainer for a stationary ride. “That’s one of the crazy things I do to manage,” she says. Training and racing are two passions she will continue to pursue. Of the trash talk, says Kieffer: “We do have a lot of fun with it. A lot of people who do this are really competitive people, and it’s a nice way for me to have a very healthy outlet for the competitive side of my personality.” That would include the time when she raced a 58-year-old man doing stroke drills in the pool lane next to hers. “I can remember my coach telling me off, but it’s not my fault—he’s racing too!” mstewart@vancourier.com Twitter: @MHStewart

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CONCRETE FINISHERS and Form Setters. Edmonton based company seeks experienced concrete finishers and form setters for work in Edmonton and northern Alberta. Subsistence and accommodations provided for out of town work; john@raidersconcrete.com. Cell 780-660-8130 Fax 780-444-7103

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Trades/Technical

JACOBS FIELD Services Ltd. (Maintenance) is looking for a General Foreman with oilfield experience for a Northern BC site. Person will live in Dawson Creek or Fort St. John. Send resume to: humanresources@ tritonprojects.com. Fax 780-485-6722.

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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.

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remembering.ca

EDUCATION

Cleaning Service Manager Manage workflow, control budget, plan & oversee marketing, train staff, documentation, customer service. $18/h, 40hr/w, perm position. Requirements: 1-3yr supervise exp, BC Driver’s License, completion of high school. Assets: College diploma, Fall Protection Level 1 / Swing Stage Orientation. Mileage & cell phone paid. City View Systems Inc. employment@ cityviewsystems.com

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Trades/Technical

NEEDED. HEAVY Equipment Technicians and Maintenance personnel for expanding pipeline company in Olds, Alberta for work in shop and jobsites throughout Western Canada. Fax resume to 403-556-7582 or email: pdunn@parklandpipeline.com.

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THE VANCOUVER COURIER WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 2012

GARAGE SALES 2080

Garage Sale

★ THRIFT SALE ★ Dunbar Heights United Church 3525 West 24th Ave Sat. April 21st 9:30am - 1pm Great bargains, clothing, brica-brac, books, linens, kids stuff and much more

2080

2080

Garage Sale

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Garage Sale

GRAND SPRING SALE The Cambrian Hall 215 East 17th Ave Welsh Society event Home baking, preserves, collectibles, china, linens, kitchenware, books, electronics, things Welsh and much more. Silent Auction & refreshments. WelshSociety.com Saturday April 14, 10 AM - 2 PM

VAN

WILSON HEIGHTS THRIFT SALE 1634 E 41 Ave, (at Argyle St) Saturday, April 14th, 10am-2pm

2005

Antiques

KERRISDALE ANTIQUES FAIR 250 tables & booths of Antiques & Collectibles under one roof! APRIL 14 & 15 •10AM- 5PM Kerrisdale Arena 5670 East Blvd. @ 41st Ave, Vancouver Admission $7 604-980-3159 • www.21cpromotions.com

2035

Burial Plots

FOREST LAWN, Imperial Garden, 1 NICHE wall# 41, $3500 604-502-0556 or 604-351-3775

2060 Weekends were made for shopping, so make sure you check our Classifieds for a comprehensive listing of garage sales in your area!

EDUCATION cont. from previous page

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Career Services/ Job Search

1410

Education

1410

SAVE 50% ON TOP QUALITY WALK-IN SAFETY BATHTUBS www.bcseniorsafetyservices .com, Professional Installation Call 604-940-8814

PURCHASE Watkins Products from an Independent Distributor. Earn free products by hosting a party. Request a free catalogue from Alison Platt 604-312-6679 watkinswithali@gmail.com

1 DAY COURSES – ONLY $62 BEST VALUE GUARANTEED Classes Every Saturday, Sunday & Monday Taught by Certified Public Health Inspectors ADVANCE Continuing Education BC’s #1 Foodsafe Choice

2075

www.advance-education.com

604-272-7213

Want a career working from home? Contact us today. 1.800.466.1535 info@canscribe.com www.canscribe.com

TRAIN TO BE AN Apartment/ Condominium Manager at home! We have jobs across Canada. Thousands of graduates working. 31 years of success! Government certified. www.RMTI.ca or 1-800-665-8339, 604-681-5456.

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Tutoring Services

★COMPUTER LESSONS★

Beginners, Internet, E-mail etc. Digital Photo, also Installation. Spring Special $210 for 8 hrs or $30/hr. Call Sol 604-266-2414

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Cats

BENGAL KITTENS, vet ✔ 1st shots dewormed, sweet natured, $600 Mission 1-604-814-1235

Furniture

MAHOGANY Bedroom Suite Twin beds, 5 drawer highboy, dressing table and chair $2000 Call: (604) 520-3215

2095

Lumber/Building Supplies

DIY STEEL BUILDING DEALS! Many sizes and models. Make an offer on clearance buildings today and save thousands of dollars. FREE BROCHURE 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170. SAWMILLS FROM only $3997 MAKE MONEY & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info & DVD:

Cares! The Vancouver Courier has partnered with the BC SPCA to encourage responsible pet guardianship and the humane treatment of animals. Before purchasing a new puppy, ensure the seller has provided excellent care and treatment of the animal and the breeding parents. For a complete guide to finding a reputable breeder and other considerations when acquiring a new pet, visit spca.bc.ca.

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STEEL BUILDING - BLOWOUT SALE! 20X26 $5,199. 25X28 $5,799. 30X42 $8,390. 32X56 $11,700. 40X50 $14,480. 47X76 $20,325. One End wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca.

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Tools & Equipment

TOOL XCHANGE 604-973-0229 Tool Consignment Store www.toolxchange.ca

3508

Legal/Public Notices

DIAL-A-LAW: Access free information on BC law. 604-687-4680; 1.800.565.5297; www.dialalaw.org (audio available). LAWYER REFERRAL SERVICE: Need a lawyer? Learn more by calling 604-687-3221; 1.800.663.1919. CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certification, adoption property rental opportunities. For peace of mind & a free consultation call 1-800-347-2540.

Health Products & Services

LAB PUPPIES yellow, males & females, view reg’d parents $550, vet checked,. Ph 604-701-1587

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Metaphysical

TRUE ADVICE! TRUE Clarity! TRUE PSYCHICS! 1-877-342-3032 or 1-900-528-6256 or mobile # 3563 (18+) $3.19/min. www.truepsychics.ca BERNESE Mountain Dog Puppies Two females left. Vet checked and ready for new homes. Langley. $950 Call: (778) 241-5504

5005 PIT BULL TERRIER SHOW & WEIGHT PULL Sat, April 14th @ Harmsworth Hall, 232nd St & #1 Hwy, Langley. All pittys welcome. Details 604-227-0469 or 604-226-6669 PUG X Jack Russell pups home raised bottle fed, grt with kids, paper trained beautiful colouring, nice markings, 1st shots ready for April 14 $475. Ph 604-794-3111

Accounting/ Bookkeeping

Roger Chung, CGA Tax, bookkeeping, accounting, payroll, acct systems. #221 - 515 West Pender www.rogerchung.com 604 628-1960 ACCOUNTING & TAXATION for small business, financial statements and personal taxes. SYLVIA SY, CGA 604-732-5511

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Financial Services

DROWNING IN DEBTS? Helping Canadians 25 years. Lower payments by 30%, or cut debts 70% thru Settlements. AVOID BANKRUPTCY! Free consultation. www.mydebtsolution.com or Toll Free 1 877-556-3500

SAVE A LIFE. Wonderful rescue dogs from Foreclosed Upon Pets. Spay/neutered, regular vaccinations & rabies, microchipped. $449 adoption fee, avail at your local Petcetera stores. SHIH TZU puppies, male & female, $500. Ph 1-604-861-1477 or 1-604-793-3870 - Chilliwack

IF YOU own a home or real estate, ALPINE CREDITS can lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is NOT an issue. 1.800.587.2161.

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STD SCHNAUZER 1 puppy 30 lbs, NON shed, hypo allergenic, family oriented 604-826-5846

MEXICAN TEACUP Chihuahuas $900.00 each. Also, five chichi pups and 1 mini -dashie pup @ $600.00. Call: (604) 707-0314 or email: cathalynn@shaw.ca

3540

Pet Services

MONEYPROVIDER.COM. $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877-776-1660.

5040

Business Opps/ Franchises

A Great Janitorial Franchise Opportunity

*Annual starting revenue of $12,000-$120,000 *Guaranteed cleaning contracts *Professional training provided *Financing available *Ongoing support *Low down payment required Contact Coverall of BC A Respected Worldwide Leader in Franchised Office Cleaning!

604.434.7744 • info@coverallbc.com CKC REG lab retriver pups black & yellow. Field champion stock. Shots, dew claws removed, wormed. $1,000. 604-454-8643

LEGALS 5505

Dogs

4020

HERBAL MAGIC Limited time offer - Save 50%!! Lose Weight and keep it off. Results Guaranteed! Don’t delay call NOW 1-800-854-5176.

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Dogs

★CATS & KITTENS★ FOR ADOPTION !

Education

FOODSAFE

APPLY NOW: Pennywise Scholarship For Women to attend Journalism certificate course at Langara College in Vancouver. Deadline May 30, 2012. More information: www.bccommunitynews.com

6FT 5’’ HOYA PLANT STARTING it’s pretty pink blooms for the year . will flower until OCT/NOV likes South / East exposure only afternoon sun to hot.Has about 9 roots and may be repotted to make more. VERY HEALTHY.Has a beautiful brown ceramic pot and SQ water dish . This is a plant for high ceiling foyers or bright open entrances in an office or waiting area . Wanting $350.00 /// Worth $550.00 Call: (604) 946-1926 email: keojoe@eastlink.ca

MOVING SALE, furn, pictures, pottery, mirrors, decoys, bottles, radios, etc. 604-876-8206 by appt

Spring Garage Sales

3508

Fila/Mastiff Guard Dog Pups owners closest friend. Thieves worst nightmare. All shots. Ready now! 604-817-5957

For Sale Miscellaneous

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best Price, Best Quality. All Shapes & Colors Available. Call 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper

Call 604-630-3300 to book your ad

Plants & Trees

5505

Legal/Public Notices

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Notice is Hereby Given that Creditors and others, having claims against the Estate of Esperanza Rickards Winternitz, formerly of 5475 Oak Street, Vancouver, BC, V6M 2V5, Deceased are hereby required to send the particulars thereof to the undersigned Executor, c/o Christine Schiffmacher, 3926 156 Street, Surrey, BC V3S 0G7 on or before May 15, 2012, after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received. Christine Schiffmacher, Executor

CONNECTING COMMUNITIES

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604-630-3300

PET’S STAIN & SCRATCH on Wood, Granite, Stone, Grout? Call FIN Wood Stone Tile CARE 778-889-7106, member BBB A+

5505

Legal/Public Notices

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Re: The Estate of JAMES SAMUEL STEELE, deceased, formerly of 2324 Cornwall Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia. V6K 1B9. Creditors and others having claims against the estate of JAMES SAMUEL STEELE, deceased, are hereby notified under Section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the “ Executor, 16990 Friesian Drive, Surrey, BC V3S 8P3”, for receipt on or before May 4th, 2012, after which date the executor will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard only to the claims of which the executor has received and verified.

NOTICE to NGUYEN VAN LOI the registered owner of a 2003 Nissan Pathfinder 4 door stationwagon (vin) JN8DR09Y43W818997. You owe $5490 for storage fees on this vehicle. This vehicle is for sale by seal tender process. The sale will take place at 2250 Grant Street Vancouver B.C. on April 19th 2012 at 1 p.m. Kam (604) 363-5432

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5060

Legal Services

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7005

Body Work

ESCAPE SPA New Arrival!

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RENTALS 6505

Apartments & Condos

6505-11

North Van Apt. Rentals

2BDRM/2BTH Fabulous Like New 1215 sq/ft Condo Victoria Park & Chesterfield Ave. Insuite laundry, gas cooktop, high end finishes throughout. 2 parking stalls & storage locker. 604-716-9215 evenings & weekends No Pets $2,200 Monthly Call: (778) 340-1550

6508

Apt/Condos

South False Creek, nr Monk McQueens, on seawall, 2 BR + den, 1100 sf, quiet, view, parks, gym, social rm, 2 prkg + visitors, storage, NS, April 1, $2500/mo + utils. Jason 604-928-4367 or 1-250-378-8286

VANCOUVER. Modern 1 & 2 BR. Collingwood Village. Steps to Joyce Skytrain. 1-888-811-7538

6522

Furnished Accommodation

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 2012 THE VANCOUVER COURIER

6540

STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN ● No Qualification - Low Down ● CHILLIWACK - 9557 Williams, 3 bdrm, 1 bath, cozy HOUSE on 49’x171’lot, Exc investment. $888/M

LANGLEY - 4 - 20159 68th Ave, TOWNHOUSE, 3bd, bright, quiet, family end unit, garage...$1,488/M Call Kristen today (604)786-4663 www.HomeBuyingCenter.ca

VICTORIA/E 53RD AVE, 5 br older renod clean & cozy house, hardwood flrs, close to all amen, all appls, $2175. 604-325-8857

6595

@ REAL ESTATE 12TH & Quebec, clean furnished room, f/s, lady only, N/S, no pets, $490 incl utils. 604-576-1746

Place ads online @ VanCourier.com

6005

Real Estate Services

6008

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-06

Chilliwack

1 BDRM Condo in Chwk, 780sf, 55+ bldg, $88,000. (furnished) 604-219-8485 or 604-583-2510

GETYOUR HOME

6008-18

SOLD

Call today for our 10 step marketing plan. Selling since1987 from West & East Top 3% of all greater Vancouver Realtors

Susan & Peter Clayton-Carroll

New Westminster

For Sale by Owner

6015

604-328-0021 Re/max Crest

Susan Clayton-Carroll PREC

www.claytoncarroll.com

ADAM LLOYD 604.526.2888 Re/Max Advantage Realty Buy or Sell with Me and Use My Truck for for Free! www.AdamLloyd.ca adamlloyd@remax.net

ED GOSS Park Georgia Realty

SELLING /BUYING Serving you for 28 years www.edgoss.com Call 604-644-0141

uSELLaHOME.com

673 Homes 62 businesses FSBO Sell your home, only $99. 604-574-5243 Chwk lovely 1280sf 3br 1.5ba 1/2 duplex, lg lot, view $249,000 792-9287 id5511 Sry Centre ground level 1500sf 2br 2ba 45+ twnhouse $254,900 868-7716 id5516

THOM CREEK Ranch - House for Sale By Owner. In Chilliwack’s premier retirement complex. 2090 sq ft finished plus 294 unfinished ready to model. In the top row with superb, unspoilable views of the City, mountains and way beyond. Excellent Clubhouse. Friendly neighbours $440,000 negotiable. No HST. 604-824-1892

6020

Houses - Sale

6020-01

Real Estate

❏WE BUY HOMES❏

Any Price, Any Location Any Condition. No Fees! No Risk!

604-435-5555 / 604-786-4663 www.HomeBuyingCenter.ca

ROGER BASI Interested In Selling Your Home? Lets Talk!!! Remax Award Winner 100% Club. Certified in Feng Shui Home Stager. List and Sell your home with me & receive $500.00 towards moving costs. Cell: (604) 618-2820 www.rogerbasi.com

6007

BUSINESSES FOR SALE

NANAIMO BUSINESSES For Sale. Candy store with great volume $149,900; Bagel shop kitchen equipment $75,000; Other businesses too; 1-800-779-4966; 1-250-802-3650; Rob Boyle, Coast Realty Group; www.HomeAndLife.ca

6020-14

5725 HOLLAND St. 3 bdrm, 2 ba, w/d, parking, Avail now, no pets, n/s, $2500 nr UBC 778-706-2595 LARGE BACH grnd lvl, nr Granville/Oak, Marpole shops, own entry, ns np, no subletting $800 incl utils except phone Apr 1st. 604-263-3368 VAN W 64th/Heather, Clean spacious 2 BR bsmt, 1000sf, ns/np, May 15, nr bus/skytrn, $1150 includes hydro, 604-327-1106

Houses - Sale

6020-52

Other Areas BC

NANAIMO HOME FOR SALE 351 Woodhaven Dr; wonderful lake view; 3900 sq. ft. $498,000 Other homes also available. 1-800-779-4966; 1-250-802-3650; Rob Boyle, Coast Realty Group; www.HomeAndLife.ca

Call 604-630-3300 to place your ad

★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★ Exclusive & Private Lake Shore Cottage, for all info: www.cottageonlake.ca $329,000 ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★

6075

Sunshine Coast

Industrial/ Commercial

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PUZZLE ANSWERS ON SEPARATE PAGE Sudoku puzzles are formatted as a 9x9 grid, broken into nine 3x3 boxes. To solve a Sudoku, the numbers 1 through 9 must fill each row, column and box. Each number can appear only once in each row, column and box. You can figure out the order in which the numbers will appear by using the numeric clues already provided in the boxes. The more numbers you name, the easier it gets to solve the puzzle!

PUZZLE ANSWERS ON SEPARATE PAGE

Commercial Property Kingsway BBY, 5% return, good investment. Price $1,595K. 604-324-0655

6035

Mobile Homes

MUST SELL!!! $217,000. 200ft ocean front. Hardy Island, 10 acres, sheltered bay, deep moorage, drilled well, septic approved, 5 min ot BC Ferry term, prop/fuel delivery, cell/internet, reasonable offers only. Call Rick 604-582-6907 or 604-230-8117

LANGLEY Park Like Setting newly renod, air conditoning, seniors 2 BR double wide, ample decks/storage, 5 mins from shops and hospital. Electrical certified. $48,500. 604-534-2997

6050

Out Of Town Property

RURAL NOVA SCOTIA water front lots for sale. Country living at its best. Three bedroom apartments for rent. 45 miles to university town. www.sawmilllanding.com waterfront@bellaliant.net 1.902.522.2343

6065

Recreation Property

To place your ad call

604-630-3300

CULTAS LAKE beautiful year round RV site grt location, low fees, all ament., $117,500. 1-604-795-9785

To advertise in the Vancouver Courier Classi���ed

REAL ESTATE section, call

604-630-3300

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HOUSE ON 1/2 acre lot, rented, future developement, good investment. $695K 604-324-0655

Recreation Property

6065

7243 199 Street, Langley Beautiful 4 BR family home with legal bsmt ste, central location, $629,000. Sutton West Coast RUPE MANN 778 240-7914

6020-34

SUDOKU

Vancouver East Side

2 BDRM bsmt ste, Fraser btwn 30th & 31st. Suit female $390/mth each room incl heat/hydro,tv i/net coin ldry, ns np 604-879-4325

6020

SUDOKU

Suites/Partial Houses

6602

Shared Accommodation

6595-70

6025 1 BR. Uptown New West condo. Best price on MLS! Reduced to $155,000. 650 square feet. Fully renovated! Big bright rooms. Dog okay. 4 S.S. applis. Pool, new floors, prkg. 7 blocks to New West Skytrain stn. Call Cindy Gering at 604-779-1292, Royal Lepage.

Houses - Rent

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THE VANCOUVER COURIER WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 2012

HOME SERVICES 8030

8087

Carpentry

CARPENTER AVAIL for general work, clean & fast service. 40 yrs exp. 604-961-5906 or 732-0533.

8055

Cleaning

A QUALITY CLEANING -7 days/ wk res/comm, senior discount low rate 778-998-9127 778-239-9609

# 1 BACKHOE, EXCAVATOR & BOBCAT

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

8090 EZ CLEANING. Bonded/insured. $20/hour. Vancouver, Richmond, Burnaby/N. West. 604-505-0108

8060

CONCRETE SPECIALIST, patio sidewalk, driveway, exposed aggregate reas rate 604-764-2726

Drainage

Hillcrest Plumbing + Heating Discount Sales / Parts + Service

* Hydro Flushing * Perimeter Drainage * Field/Yard Drainage * Sumps/Catch Basins * Foundation Crack Repairs * Compact Excavtor Services Vancouver 604-879-1415 Richmond 604-244-0220 info@hillcrestplumbing.com

8075

CELTIC HARDWOOD FLOORS Installations & refinishing. Quality work. Reas rates. 604-293-0057 INSTALLATION REFINISHING, Sanding. Free est, great prices. Satisfaction guar. 604-518-7508

Gutters

CITYWIDE GUTTERS Continuous gutter installs, leaf protection, new & renos. BBB, Ins.WCB. 604-868-1373 citywidegutters.com AT YOUR HOME GUTTERS Van division. Installs, cleaning, repairs WCB Insured 604-340-7189 Waters Home Maintenance Gutter Cleaning, repairs, windows Free estimate 604-738-6606

Drywall

8130

★ COMPLETE DRYWALL ★ By certified tradesman. Small jobs pref. 604-762-4024

8080

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

8125

8150

Kitchens/Baths

Plywood Kitchen Cabinets & Refacing, Counter Tops • In business 50 years 604-879-9191

Superior Cove Tops & Cabinets

#3 - 8652 Joffre Ave, Burnaby REVISION CUSTOM Home Renos. Kitchens, Baths, Bsmts Award Winner. 604-835-4033

8155

Landscaping

Flooring/ Refinishing

Artistry of Hardwood Floors

Concrete Specialist. Garages, sidewalks, exposed aggregate & patios. Santino 604.254.5551

8073

Fencing/Gates

DECKS & FENCES, gates, front steps etc. John 778-998-5591 tarasoffconstruction.com

8105

Concrete

Excavating

Handyperson

Able Boys Landscaping Ltd. bobcat/lawn/cedar fence/paving stones, trim trees. 604-377-3107 Greenworx Redevelopment Inc. Hedges, Pavers, Ponds & Walls, Returfing, Demos, Drainage, Jackhammering. Old Pools Filled in, irrigation. 604.782.4322

8160

Lawn & Garden

Spring Services

Same Day Service, Fully Insured

FREE ESTIMATES

• Lawn Maintenance • Fertilizing • Yard Clean-ups • Aeration • Pruning/Hedges • Power Raking • Rubbish Removal • Odd jobs •Yearly Maintenance Programs •

310-JIMS (5467) www.jimsmowing.ca

#1 A-CERTIFIED Lic. Electrician. New or old wiring. Reasonable rates. Lic #11967. 604-879-9394

# 1167 LIC. $25 service charge. Bonded. BBB, lrg & sm jobs, expert trouble shooter. 617-1774 A. LIC. ELECTRICIAN #19807 Semi-retired wants small jobs only. 604-689-1747, pgr 604-686-2319 A Lic’d. Electrician #30582. Rewiring & Reno, Appliance/ Plumbing. Rotor Rooter and Hydro Pressure Jetting Service, 778-998-9026 or 604-255-9026 Free Est / 24/7 ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR: Exp, friendly, reliable. Specializing in replacing old nob & tube wiring. Lic.#50084. 604-725-4535

Since 1989

RENOS • REPAIRS 9129 Shaughnessy St., Van.

732-8453

AALL EXT REPAIRS/REPLACE Rebuild, new build, fencing, decks & stairs. 604-325-4674

CABINETRY, countertops, bath, kitchen, plumbing, flooring, painting, etc. Call Mic, 604-725-3127 DUSTTIN’S HANDYMAN Service All jobs Large and Small. Competitive Rates 604-562-5711 R’s Vinyl Windows Patio doors, Entrance doors, Concrete, Electrical, Free Est. 778-863-1944

8140

Heating

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

ADVANTAGE HEATING Furnaces/Boilers Repair/Replace 24hr Service,Financing Available 604-685-3223 Visa/MC/Amex www.youradvantage.ca

YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guar’d. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

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

Any project,

BIG

or small...

Find all the help you need in the Home Services section

Masonry

Tran Gardening & Landscape New lawns & maintenance, Power raking, Aerating, Trimming, Pruning, Weeding, Weeding, Cleanups, and Garden maintenance

Reliable - 604.723.2468

West-side Lawn & Garden ● Lawn Cutting ● Gardening ● Landscaping 604-261-9697 Free Estimates WILDWOOD LANDSCAPING Hedge Trimmimg & Tree Pruning & Hedge Removal Spring Clean Up Chaffer Control & Lawn Restoration. Comm/Strata/Res Aerating & Power Raking. Free Estimates. 604-893-5745 AVANTI GARDEN SERVICES Design/build, mtce, veg gardens, raised beds. Laura 604-264-0775 ★GARDEN SERVICES★ Lawncutting & Maintenance Call 604-726-9741 Gardening Services 21 yrs exp. Tree topping, West & Eastside & Rmd. Michael 604-240-2881 LAWN/GARDEN CARE Mowing, hedge trimming, installation, maint & design. 604-928-4090 LAWNS CUT Mowing, trimming & small pruning jobs. Call Andrew 604-708-1152 LULU ISLAND Booking for Aeration ★$55. PowerRake ★$150. Mowing Rates, 778-223-6687 Ny Ton Gardening yard & lawn maint. trimming, shrubs, hedging, power raking etc. 604-782-5288 Organic Gardening Service Maintenance, Pruning, Edibles & Installation. 604-215-0232 www.aliveandwellorganic.ca

SPRING Gardening pruning weeding, maintenance, silent lawn care. 604-440-9502

Patios/Decks/ Railings

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

Additions ★ Renovations Concrete Forming ★ Decks Garages ★ Bathrooms Ceramic Tile ★ Drywall Hardwood Flooring

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

8185

Moving & Storage

AFFORDABLE MOVING 1 to 3 Men

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

45 We accept Visa, Mastercard & Interac

''Satisfaction Guaranteed''

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

www.PatioCoverVancouver.com

8220

Plumbing

8250

NORM, 604-466-9733 Cell: 604-841-1855

HOME ADVANTAGE Contracting Ltd

Residential & Commercial Renovations

Roofing

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

SAVE on ROOFING Ltd Reroofing / Repair / New Roof Fully Ins. WCB. 10% disc, Work Gtd, Free Est. 778-319-5001

8255

Rubbish Removal

licensed - Insured - WCB

For Free Estimates Call Ryan 778.809.6677 homeadvantagecontracting@gmail.com

Licenced & Insured Local & Long Distance

FREE ESTIMATES Seniors Discount

604-537-4140 www.affordablemoversbc.com

B&Y MOVING Experienced Movers ~ 2 Men $55 ~

• • • •

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

604-312-6311

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

604-708-8850

NAHANEE MOVING.COM Family Owned. Evening moves available. Bonded, Insured. Non Smoking, Free Est. 604-782-3973

8193

Oil Tank Removal

FLECK CONTRACTING LTD.

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

Off: 604-266-2120 Cell: 604-290-8592 Serving West Side since 1987

8195

Painting/ Wallpaper

ALLQUEST PAINTING

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

604-731-2443 ★ 3 Licensed Plumbers ★ 66 years of exp. 604-830-6617 www.oceansidemechanical.com Drain Cleaning & Plumbing Maintenance, Restorations & Reno’s. Free Est. 604-839-5353

8225

Power Washing

Alliance Windows &

Power Washing

• Professional Power Washing • Gutter Cleaning • Window Cleaning done by hand • Contract Pricing • Will Beat Any Reputable Estimate Work Done by Professionals

Fully Insured

604-723-2526

Quality Work You Can Trust!

Insured/WCB

ALLIANCE POWER WASHING, windows by hand/gutter cleaning 15 yrs exp. Steven 604-723-2526

778-997-9582 CONFIDENT PAINTING LTD Int/Ext Specialist 20 yr exp. Reas rates, quality. Licensed, Ins, WCB

Jean-Guy 604-626-1975

Andrew’s Painting & Wallpaper 25yrs exp. WCB/Ins. Refs Free Est, Reas. Rates! 604-785-5651

POWERWASHING - Spring Special Affordahomeservices.ca Call Tyler 778-386-3783

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

Exterior / Interior Painting. Power washing. Good prices. Free ests. PETER 604 812 8900

Fantasy Homes Ltd.

ONE CALL DOES IT ALL! From the City to the Valley Call Today

604-630-3300

NO JOB TOO SMALL! Licensed prof. carpenter. 25 yrs exp. Reas. rates. Friendly svc. 604-782-6959 Reno’s, Additions & New Construction Specialize in Concrete Forming/Framing. 604-218-3064

8250

Roofing

AFFORDABLE QUALITY ROOFING LTD. est.1986

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

STUDENT WORKS Disposal & Recycling. Trips start at $49. John 778-288-8009 www.studentworksdisposal.com

Stucco/Siding/ Exterior

STUCCO & Exterior cladding, new work, repair, replace & retro fit, all sizes, all finishes. Lic. Ins Layne@Manca.ca 604-720-1445

8309

Tiling

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

8315

Tree Services

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

8335

Window Cleaning

ALL CLEAR WINDOW & gutter cleaners. No streaks, no drips, right down to the corners. Quality work guaranteed. 604-519-0678

MCNABB ROOFING

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A Eastwest Roofing & Siding Re-roofing, Gutter, Free Est, BBB Member, 10% disc, Seniors Disc, 604-812-9721, 604-783-6437

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

Insured. Est. 2004

DANICO CONSTRUCTION LTD. All kinds of renos, additions, bsmts, kitchens & bath, hardwood flrs.Finish carpentry specialists. Over 20 yrs exp. 604-313-8050

220-JUNK (5865)

604-

'Haul anything...but dead bodies!!'

WHITE ROSE Window Cleaning. Inside and out. Gutters cleared and cleaned too! 604-274-0285

New Homes, Kitchens, Baths, Basements & all types of renovations.

Call Raj: 604.723.2469

bradsjunkremoval.com

8300

Canam Roofing 778-881-1417 Residential roofing, new, reroofing & repairs. Peace of mind warranty. www.canamroofing.ca

Interior/Exterior/Commercial We do good work!! Call 604-379-2641

CONNECTING COMMUNITIES

Complete Bathroom Reno’s Suites, Kitchens,Tiling, Skylights, Windows, Doors. 604-521-1567

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

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

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

732-8453

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RENOS • REPAIRS 9129 Shaughnessy St., Van.

ALLQUEST PAINTING Quality Work You Can Trust! 778 997-9582

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

★ SD ENTERPRISES ★ Gardening, power raking, lawncare, landscaping, pruning, cedar fencing. Call Terry, 604-726-1931 Semi Retired Gardener, 35 years exp. Garden cleanups, pruning, free est. 604-277-6075

8200

FERREIRA HOME IMPROVEMENTS

Best West Moving.com fast, 7 days/week, short notice moves, great rates. Call 604-319-1010

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Electrical

8175

NORTH WEST ROOFING Re-Roofing & Repair. WCB & liability insur. Jag, 778-892-1530 Samra Bros. Roofing Ltd. 40 yrs+ Cedar / Fiberglass / Torch On Free Estimates. 604-946-4333

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 2012 THE VANCOUVER COURIER

AUTOMOTIVE 9105

Auto Miscellaneous

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

9110

Collectibles & Classics

1968 THUNDERBIRD 429 quadra jet, 2 dr cpe, reblt mtr, new brakes &lines & paint, $9,500 604-376-8363

1969 FORD Falcon Futura 302 auto, fully restored, immac paint & body, numerous high performance options. $13,500. Photos at www.photobucket.com/69falcon Call 604-307-0201

9125

Domestic

2004 Chevrolet Cavalier $3800 Very well maintained excel cond. Loaded auto trans. auto windows and mirrors, air conditioning. Only 109,000 kms Call : 604 222-8433 Email : brianwoodcock@shaw.ca

www.BurrellAuto.com 3094 Westwood St, Port Coq 604 945-4999. 2925 Murray St, Port Moody 604 461-7995.

9129

Luxury Cars

9130

Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

2010 KAWASAKI Vulcan 900 custom, 5200km, mint, extras, wrty. $7000, 604 556-8862

2009 YAMAHA 250 V-STAR, 1500km, backrest & rack, $3800 obo. mariannerayment@shaw.ca

9145

Scrap Car Removal

OPEN 24 HRS. INCLUDING HOLIDAYS

MIKE:

1999 BENTLEY Arnage Stunning sapphire on cream interior. Quick 4.4L twin turbo. Non smoker, No accidents. Mint. Looks new! $54,900. Call 604-889-2525

1995 FERRARI F355 GTB. Meticulously cared for. Canadian car. Recent full engine out service, new clutch and release bearing, Tubi exhaust, Hyperflow cats, wheel spacers. Drives and looks perfect! A must see! $54,900. Call 778-834-6069

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THE SCRAPPER SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL 2H

9125

Domestic

03 Chevy Cavalier

Only 59,600 kms!! 2 door, 5 spd, 2.2L ecotech engine; runs perfect! Has remote start and CD player. Very clean car-inside out. Excellent on gas and very reliable! Aircared with no accidents. Asking $5300 obo 604-999-4098 1995 FORD Mustang convertible, new top, Aircared, V6, auto, good cond $3200. 604-984-7574

Sports & Imports

2003 MAZDA Prote´ge´ 5, 5 spd, 140K km, new water pump, timing belt & front wheel bearings, sunroof, pwr windows, locks, cruise, nice cond. $8,000. 778-227-2010

2004 NISSAN Xterra, 130,000 km, Tow Package, no accids, one owner, $9,800obo. 604-523-2176

9150

2005 FORD F350 Lariet loaded, diesel, auto, 4x4, 5th whl equip, 242k, $15,900. 604-819-6886

2007 DODGE Ram 3500 Diesel $31,900 (604) 835-7655 Clearwaybc.ca # 8291

2005 AUDI S4. Quattro (AWD). 102,000 km. Blk leather. Incl 2 set of wheels & tires. 6 speed. Power everything! Exc cond. $19,500. Call/text Rick @ 778-847-2975.

2006 HYUNDAI TIBURON SE. 103K km. Leather, mint, sunroof, a/c, CD, alarm. 2.0 L, 4 cyl. No accid. $10,900. 604-839-6253

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Services & Repairs

9160

Sports & Imports

1994 PONTIAC Trans Am GT red with grey int., well maint., lady driven $4800. Serious inquires only. Ph 604-997-2583

9155

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

1987 Nissan, ext, 5 speed, 4cyl, $2350. 1998 Forrester, 5 speed, 4 wheel, $2450, D9921 in Abbts. toll free 1-877-855-6522

1995 BMW 328I Convertible, 88,000kms, leather int, new tires/ brakes, $7,999. 604 536-4293 1996 HONDA Accord EX, all records, 185K, 1 owner, immac, $2999 obo,604-940-1053 Ladner

RV’s/Trailers

9515

Boats

2005 HUNTER 33 Sailboat, $95,900. Moored @ Point Roberts. Call Greg 778-686-5299

RV’s/Trailers

1994 FLEETWOOD Terry 2.5 Trailer, exc cond, but req some roof work, $2000. 604-534-2346 1996 ITASCA Class A M/H 28ft, new awning, exc cond. 100,000 kms. $16,000 obo. 604-574-3141 2001 27 ft Ford Class C RV, tow pack, V10 pwr, island bed, ent ctre, slp 4, 82K,as new $21,000 due to illness 604-929-7575 2008 SPORTSMEN 28’ 5th wheel, all equip’d, spotless. $19,900 obo. 604-230-2728

1979 MCI M/H, 40’, new engine, ready to travel or live aboard, pics avail. $59,900. 604-856-2455

Which SUV sips gas like a subcompact?

22 FT SKYLARK trailer, loaded, sleeps 4, furnace, a/c, dble windows, full bath, $5,000 604-325-8304

2002 GMC Adventurer. Great camping with snowbird option! 106,000 kms Excellent 20’ motorhome. Sleeps 4, with oven, microwave, fridge & new stereo system. Low km, little used. $20,000. (604) 833-4537

2007 PT CRUISER. Hot deal! Auto, low kms, very clean. Cream exterior, grey interior. A/C. Mag wheels. Spoiler. Aircared. Rear wiper. $6,795 obo. 778-242-2018

ROAD RANGER 5TH WHEEL 24 FT. Rear bath, queen bed, new tires. New cond. $11,950. Call: (604) 325-7871 or email: glendoro@telus.net

9525

RV/Camper Rentals

2000 FORD Travelaire Mtrhome Superduty, 25ft, 125,000kms, exc cond, $16,000obo. 604-531-2109

2007 Honda Accord Sdn Auto, 69,400kms, V6, sunroof, great condition, no accidents $16,990. (604) 603-4015

9173

Vans

2000 PONTIAC Montana, 7 pass, good cond, 138,000 km, $3,500 obo 604-987-2691

Find your car at 1990 GMC Suburban. 4 WD, underdrive, blue, well kept. New Bluetooth. $6,000. 604-584-0324

2005 CHEV Cavalier, auto, 2 dr, a/c, 93,000 kms, new brakes & tires, Duralubed since new, $4250 obo. 604-986-2430 Email: BBerbea@shaw.ca

9522

TODAY'S PUZZLE ANSWERS J & L Tri City Truck Services Ltd. 2320 Rogers Avenue Coquitlam. Service & Repairs on all Makes of Heavy Duty Trucks & Trailers. Licenced Mechanics 604 544-1115 or 778 836-2119

2007 BMW 525I, black, loaded, leather, sunroof, very clean, 122K, $25,900. 604-999-4097

Vans

Research vehicles on driving.ca

2001 CORVETTE Z06 black on black, absolute mint cond, 55k. Must sell! $32,000. 604-626-1742

2005 ASTON Martin DB9. 'James Bond style car!' Silver metallic. 23,000 km. 6.0, V12, 450 hp. New tires. 1 owner. You deserve the best! $87,980. 604-781-7614.

9173

CHEVY UPLANDER 2005. V-6, auto, 7 pass., grey, A/C, power locks & windows, cruise, tilt, 93K km. Runs very well. $6,400. 604-241-2530 or 604-375-2570

2006 VW Golf 4-door, 2.0L auto, 77,000 km, books/records, as new. $10,800. 604-987-3876. D24627

2002 Toyota Sequoia Automatic 305,000 kms 1 owner, top condition, all records, new Michelins. $13,900 email: randyenomoto@gmail.com

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 1981 LINCOLN Town car, signature series, stock, collector plates, $5000 obo 604-792-6367

2004 GMC Envoy XUV 96,500 k, silver, 1 owner v6 4.2l a/cared/ 2013 $14,500 604.318.9890

604-872-0109

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1997 PORSCHE 911 C2S Wide body. Silver on black. Last of the air cooled, hand built 911’s. Tiptronic. Mint cond. Many extras! 117K km. $36,999. 604-630-2500

9160

FREE

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL No Wheels, No Problem

1982 EXCALIBUR Phaeton Totally done! The best in North America. $69,000. 604-240-9098

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

9522

CASH FOR SOME COMPLETE CARS

1996 BENTLEY, 1 owner, only 73,000 km, just serviced, collector plates, immac. $31,800. 604-987-3876. D#24627

9155

A23

1996 MAZDA Precidia MX-3, 181K, exc cond, reliable, air cared. $1750 obo. 778-881-6478

2002 DODGE Caravan SE, 3.3L, 105,844km, white, a/c, f/load, exc cond, $4250, 604-988-1253

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