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18 20 Mayor’s affordable housing plan relies on developers Trilogy trip at Writers Fest Gritty Griffins

Plan includes 20 per cent home discount Mike Howell Staff writer

Mayor Gregor Robertson held a Twitter ‘town hall’ Thursday afternoon.

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Mayor Gregor Robertson has been on a campaign-style drive to explain his plan for affordable housing. Since last Wednesday when council approved the plan that calls for fundamental changes to types of housing built in the city, he’s done radio call-in shows, one-on-one interviews, a so-called Twitter town hall meeting and wrote an editorial for the Vancouver Sun. But while his efforts to explain a plan that involves language such as “inclusionary zoning” may be getting some traction, the question remains whether any affordable housing will be built in the near future. Facing pushback from

residents around the socalled thin streets concept of adding homes to corner lots has already seen the mayor pull back and say cutting wide streets in half for more housing won’t be forced on communities. Another facet of the plan calls for a maximum of 20 projects such as new row homes, townhouses and duplexes to be built near major transit arterials. They all must be 100 per cent rental or sold at 20 per cent below market prices. But when asked what developer will want to build a project that sells for below market prices, Robertson said he was confident builders will be interested in the idea he called a priority over the next year. See NEW on page 4

Council launches task force to improve citizen relationships Vision city councillor says plan will also increase involvement in government Naoibh O’Connor Staff writer Council approved a motion last week to establish an “engaged city task force” to improve relationships between Vancouverites and improve citizen involvement in city government. The Oct. 3 vote came shortly af-

ter council passed its controversial new affordable housing plan. Vision Vancouver Coun. Andrea Reimer said if the public were more engaged, their collective opinion would be better reflected in public policy decisions. “It’s always important that the city’s improving engagement. We haven’t had, as a city, a serious

look at the way we do engagement for 20 years,” she told the Courier Oct. 4. “Staff do try and improve and they’ve introduced social media and open data—there are a bunch of initiatives we’ve worked on, but [not] in terms of a holistic, full-scale what should we be doing differently given a lot has changed in the last 20 years.”

Earlier this year, a Vancouver Foundation study revealed social isolation was the single largest concern among residents in the region and that there’s a strong relationship between low neighbour-to-neighbour engagement and low engagement with government. “We already committed to doing

this as part of the election platform, but the big ah-ha moment for me was when the Vancouver Foundation research came out and realizing there’s a very heavy correlation between if people aren’t engaged with each other, chances are they’re not going to be engaged with the city,” Reimer said. See NPA on page 4



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BY CHERYL ROSSI Nathan Coburn, an 11-year-old two-time recipient of a Small Neighbourhood Grant, will lead a yarn bombing workshop this weekend.


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Continued from page 1 Reimer will be on the task force along with Mayor Gregor Robertson and 22 others with expertise and interest in community engagement. “It makes sense,” she said. “If you’re not talking to your neighbour, why would you come and talk to city council.” Reimer said she’s “passionate” about citizen engagement and it’s one of the reasons she ran for a school board seat years

ago. She was frustrated that people her age—30 at the time—were tuned into public policy and how it affected them, but tuned out of the process that makes public policy. “We’re certainly not the only city in Canada dealing with this—there are cities in Canada, in North America, in Europe, in Asia, all trying to figure out how to better engage citizens in policy making,” she said. NPA Coun. Elizabeth

Elizabeth Ball Ball voted against creating a task force. She maintains council isn’t doing enough

to respect citizen input at a basic level in council chambers. Ball pointed to the affordable housing report, explaining hundreds of residents had criticized council for not being afforded enough time to study it and provide feedback. She backed a suggestion to send it to neighbourhoods for further consultation before a vote. “They voted it down. And if you’re not pre-

pared to engage people with your own work by going into the neighbourhood and trust the work that’s been done—not just on this but on so many other issues—then what’s the point of having some sort of smoke-screen committee,” Ball said, adding people show up at council and their motivations are questioned and their occupations googled. “I’m sure Ms. Reimer meant it in the best sense,

but I think you have to start living it rather than just having another task force of some kind that won’t bear fruit because it’s not what your base treatment of citizens is.” Engaged City Task Force members will be appointed through an open call nomination process. They’ll start meeting in December and report back to council by June 2013. Twitter: @Naoibh

New housing authority will likely administer tenant, owner eligibility

Continued from page 1 “I think the industry will respond to the opportunity for work,” Robertson told the Courier in an interview at his office Friday. “It may not be as high a margin as some of the product they’ve produced over the years but right now I think Vancouver is enjoying lots of construction activity that drives our economy. Many other cities aren’t.” Details of who would be eligible to move into such a project aren’t finalized but Robertson said the creation of an Affordable Housing

Authority will likely administer who gets in. The housing authority isn’t expected to be operating until possibly the fall of 2013. All the housing under the mayor’s plan is aimed at finding homes for single-income earners with a $21,500 annual income and household incomes reaching $86,500. If the public is to see any immediate affordable housing built under the plan, it could come on city land. The city continues with its request for expressions of interests from builders to construct

affordable housing on six cityowned properties considered underused. “That’s the first foray in to leasing city land for affordable housing projects,” said the mayor, noting an estimated 500 affordable units could be spread across the six properties. Over the next eight months, Robertson said, there will be more opportunity for residents to weigh in on concerns they have with the plan’s implementation. The city also plans to consult with citizen advisory groups and

reconvene a renters’ roundtable before a report goes to council in June 2013. Several speakers who spoke to city council last Wednesday said there wasn’t enough public consultation during the lead-up to the plan’s approval. Robertson refuted the claim, saying the push for affordable housing has been a major part of both his campaign agendas in 2008 and 2011. “This is an ongoing process and there will be regular opportunities for residents to plug in and give feedback,” he

said, referring to rezoning hearings and further discussions with citizens’ groups. But, Robertson said, it’s also council’s job to “strike a balance” between taking action on an issue and collecting feedback from residents. “People expect the mayor and council to take leadership and make decisions for the good of the city and there’s no question affordability is a massive challenge in Vancouver.” Twitter: @Howellings

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Ever heard of the Central Burrard Inlet Area? Probably not, eh. It’s the area the Metro Vancouver agency says is bounded by the Lions Gate Bridge to the west, the TransCanada Highway to the north, the Chevron refinery to the east and Hastings Street to the south. So why am I writing about it? I came across a recent report about the air quality in the area that revealed some interesting/ surprising/concerning information about pollution. Maybe you didn’t know but Metro Vancouver has several air quality monitoring sites—permanent and mobile—strategically positioned around the inlet. The main sources of air emissions are ocean-going vessels, cruise ships, harbour vessels, “non-road engines” (cargo handling and construction equipment), heavy duty trucks, locomotives, small aircraft, commuter traffic and industry such as refineries and bulk shipping terminals—oh, and commercial and residential sources, too. So basically everybody.

According to a Metro Vancouver report, the air quality in Central Burrard Inlet Area had higher levels of sulphur photo Dan Toulgoet dioxide than any other part of the region between 2008 and 2010. Between July 2008 and June 2010, Metro Vancouver collected air quality data from the inlet and compared it to other areas in the Lower Mainland. Here’s what they found: • Elevated sulphur dioxide levels. In fact, they were higher in the area than the rest of Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley Regional District. The largest sources of emissions came from marine vessels and the petroleum refinery. According to Health Canada, exposure to high levels of sulphur di-

oxide can cause breathing problems in people with asthma. Exposure to elevated levels may increase hospital admissions and premature deaths. The World Health Organization (WHO) published new guidelines for sulphur dioxide in 2005 that are more stringent than Metro Vancouver’s current objectives to lower the emission levels. During the testing, Metro Vancouver discovered sulphur dioxide levels exceeded WHO’s guidelines “several times” at all but one location, which was Mahon Park on the North Shore.


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• Fine particulate matter levels were “periodically elevated” in the inlet area. Tests on several samples of fine particulate matter revealed elevated levels of black carbon (soot), vanadium and nickel. Black carbon is an indicator of diesel fuel combustion and/or wood smoke. Vanadium and nickel are tracers for marine fuel combustion. …Flashback check: Man, I feel like I’m back in Mr. Brock’s Grade 9 science class busting my brain over the periodic table of elements but I will continue…

So what’s Metro Vancouver doing about all this gross stuff polluting our air? The agency says it’s working with Chevron refinery staff to ensure “reliable ambient air quality data communications” and routinely review sulphur dioxide “excursion mitigation procedures.” Furthermore, Environment Canada is developing emissions requirements for industrial sectors “which may require further emission reductions from petroleum refineries.” On the water, Metro Vancouver is relying largely on Transport Canada to enforce new regulations effective this year that says marine vessels in North American waters are required to meet “stringent emission control standards.” The hope is compliance and enforcement of the regulations will significantly reduce sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxide emissions, as well as fine particulate matters. Port Metro Vancouver is also working on the pollution problem and introduced “increasingly stringent environmental requirements” for container trucks and the phasing out of older trucks. There’s a lot more going on than I have space for here. So I suggest you check out the report for yourself on Metro Vancouver’s website. Check the agenda for the Oct. 12 meeting of the Greater Vancouver Regional District. Mr. Brock would be so proud of me. Twitter: @Howellings




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Despite sinking poll numbers and a rash of high-profile MLAs bowing out of the next election, the B.C. Liberals remain attractive to wannabe politicians, including the odd Rhodes Scholar. Last week Andrew Wilkinson, a party insider who spent five years in government during the Campbell glory years, announced his candidacy in Vancouver-Quilchena, a riding held by outgoing B.C. Liberal Colin Hansen who won 70 per cent of the vote in 2009. Wilkinson owns an impressive resumé. Rhodes Scholar. Medical doctor. Practicing lawyer. Economic brain. In 2001, he was appointed deputy minister for intergovernmental relations before becoming deputy minister at the Ministry of Economic Development. He now works for McCarthy Tétrault, a law firm based in Pacific Centre, where he practices the globalism preached by his party, helping clients (multinational corporations, for example) navigate the B.C. business world’s bureaucratic web. For example, Wilkinson’s current


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client, a state-owned Swedish company, wants to export wood pellets manufactured from pine beetle wood. But before that happens, Wilkinson must negotiate with First Nations bands. “Whenever you’re dealing with things on the landscape in British Columbia,” he said during a Courier interview last week, “you have to deal with aboriginal rights and title and traditional territories, that kind of thing.” Interestingly, Wilkinson’s resumé also includes a two-year stint in the early 1990s as president of the B.C. Civil Liberties Association, a leftleaning group currently led by David Eby, the NDP candidate who nearly upset premier Christy Clark in a 2011 by-election. As president of the BCCLA, Wilkinson supported Little Sister’s, a Vancouver bookstore and sex shop that waged a longtime legal battle with the Canada Border Services Agency. In 1993, he told the Vancouver Sun that Canada Post was “out to get Little Sister’s.” Which begs the question: Why the BCCLA? And are you still involved with the organization? “I was impressed by their grassroots ability to get some things done,” he said. “But I haven’t had much to do with them for about 10 years.” Back in Vancouver-Quilchena, Wilkinson, a 54-year-old husband and father of three, has lived in the riding for 13 years. Clark’s Liberals,

he said, are better suited to steward the economy than the NDP, which has yet to nominate a candidate in the riding. “We’ve got a very unstable world economy and the concern is employers are holding back,” he said, noting B.C.’s September jobs report and its 5,700 new jobs. “The number of good jobs available to kids is less then it was when I came into the workforce in the 1980s.” Of course, you can’t talk about economics in Vancouver without talking about housing. “Affordability is always a balance between incomes and expenses,” he said, “and we all know that housing is very expensive here.” So what can government do to make Vancouver more affordable? “I think it’s more on the income side of things that government can be helpful in making sure it’s a good environment for employers so people can have well-paying jobs.” Wilkinson takes a similar stance on foreign ownership of real estate in Vancouver-Quilchena and beyond. No new regulation. Let the global market reign. “The influx of new Canadians is generally a good thing,” he said. “And it’s generally thought to be a pretty bad thing to start messing with who’s allowed to buy a house.” The next provincial election takes place May 2013. Twitter: MarkHasiuk



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The Halloween Ghost Train Scary Fairy Tales exhibit is open in Stanley Park with Snow White, the Three Little Pigs and Big Bad Wolf lurking behind trees ready to leap out at unsuspecting riders. The spectacularly spooky spectacle is led by a wolf that guides potential victims into a scary forest and as the train rolls, passengers will see trolls in the village, castles in the trees and Snow White in a glass coffin in the cemetery. The annual event is the brainchild of Mortal Coil Performance Society, whose artistic director Peter Hall promises Scary Fairy Tales is fun for the whole family. Riders can also visit the Haunted Castle and enjoy crafts, games and entertainment. There are pumpkin carving nights Oct. 16 and 23, and a costume contest Oct. 30. New this year is Spooky Movie Night on Thursdays and Saturdays, as well as a Pumpkin Patch Night beginning Oct. 17 where kids can find a pumpkin to take home. The Ghost Train runs rain or shine until Oct. 31. For a sneak peak, visit YouTube

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The Stanley Park Ecology Society is launching HSBC Freshwater Initiatives in Stanley Park, thanks to a $50,000 donation from the financial institution. The year-long projects will make a difference for wildlife in Stanley Park by contributing to the restoration of its aquatic eco-

systems and enhancing habitat through community stewardship. The society’s conservation team will place floating logs in Lost Lagoon to provide freshwater roosts and habitat, while its stewardship team will work on wire-wrapping trees on the foreshore near the bottom of the plaza to protect trees from beaver damage. Vision Vancouver park board vice-chair Aaron Jasper, society executive director Patricia Thomson and conservation programs manager

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WEB POLL NATION Go to to vote Do you feel socially isolated as a resident of Vancouver? Last week’s poll question: Will the recommendations from the mayor’s task force on affordable housing actually create affordable housing in Vancouver? Yes — 8 per cent No — 92 per cent This is not a scientific poll.

Clark’s leadership looking like amateur hour

Was Premier Christy Clark’s odd foray into Alberta a shrewd bit of hard-nosed politicking, or simply a bizarre and poorly calculated misadventure? Given that nothing she does seems to translate into a boost in support for her leadership, I suspect the answer for many people may be the latter. The whole affair seemed odd. First, Clark’s office released to the media a letter she had written to Alberta Premier Alison Redford, suggesting they meet to talk about the Northern Gateway pipeline when Clark was in Calgary last week to talk to university students. The trouble was, the letter was made public before Redford’s office was even made aware of the invitation. That was misstep number one. The meeting itself lasted just 15 minutes, and both leaders stuck to positions that pandered to their own provincial voters. Clark re-iterated her five “conditions” for backing the pipeline while Redford again insisted Alberta was not giving up any oil sand royalties to B.C. Both women described the meeting as “frosty” and it was immediately apparent it was also a pointless get together, which struck no one as a surprise. No one expected either premier to climb down from their Enbridge perch and as a result, the whole episode came off looking like a pointless charade and political manoeuvre that went nowhere. In many cases, a B.C. premier can gain some political traction by appearing to “stick up” for B.C.’s interests over those of other governments who appear to be threatening them. Certainly, in this case, Alberta and Enbridge appear to be ready to reap the benefits of that pipeline while B.C. is stuck praying there are no environmental catastrophes that flow from that pipe, either

keithbaldrey on land or along the coastline. But this misadventure just ended up looking like amateur hour, and while there will be some who insist the premier did the right thing by reminding Redford that the pipeline was not going to be built unless she did more to accommodate B.C.’s concerns, I suspect they will be in the minority. Clark first clashed with Redford on this issue a few months ago, and I thought at that time it might translate into a boost in support for Clark among the voters. But a series of polls since then showed that didn’t happen, so there’s not much reason to think the response to the latest offensive against Alberta will be much different. On another front, there was the usual gnashing of teeth that greeted the news that B.C. Ferries will increase fares by 12 per cent over the next three years. Dire warnings that the ferry system has hit the “tipping point” may well be true, and hopefully it results in a real debate on what to do with a system that carries millions of passengers a year. But I bet most ferry riders don’t have a clue

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how to fix the problem. There are some basic underlying issues here, the most notable of which are rising fuel costs (which B.C. Ferries has no control over) and the cost that comes with replacing an aging (and eventually unsafe) fleet. Throw in the fact that many ferry routes lose money and that taxpayers have to increasingly cover the shortfall and it is clear there’s no easy answer. But I remind people that already, B.C. taxpayers are forking over close to $200 million a year to B.C. Ferries as a subsidy. Put another way, it means we will be paying B.C. Ferries $2 billion—that’s right, “billion” —over the next 10 years, and fares will still increase and routes will continue to lose money. To illustrate the magnitude of the problem, a 25 per cent reduction in fares would require a $120-million increase in the annual subsidy (unless fuel costs dramatically decline, an unlikely scenario). The NDP says if it will form government it will simply launch a “review” of B.C. Ferries to figure out what to do. That will merely put off the day of reckoning, because there are only three options on the table: reduce sailings, raise fares, or increase the taxpayer subsidy, or do a combination of two or three. Everything else (cutting down on executive pay or the unionized work force, or getting rid of some frills) is mere window dressing. The NDP government in the 1990s ran aground with the ill-fated fast ferry scheme, and I suspect the New Democrats will find if they gain power next spring that the ferry system remains a political hot potato that is liable to burn them once again. Keith Baldrey is chief political reporter for Global BC.





Unending sunny spell prompts fretful nights While I’m grateful for many things in my life (healthy, happy family, seemingly stable job), this past Thanksgiving I’m particularly grateful for water. Why? Because we haven’t seen much of it fall from the sky lately. I don’t care if my lawn is brown, but my adolescent cedar hedges like their drink—a lot. And since they provide privacy for my yard, I don’t want them to die. Sadly, I’m either forgetful or too lazy to water them and typically count on Mother Nature to do her thing. She’s usually reliable at this time of year. While 99 per cent of Lower Mainland residents are probably over the moon about the dry, sunny weather of the past three months, which looks like it’s going to continue for a while, I’m part of the one per cent secretly panicking about the lack of rain and fretting about the water levels at Metro Vancouver’s three reservoirs (Capilano, Seymour and Coquitlam). I wasn’t feeling this way a month ago because I assumed we’d be wearing our Wellies by now and the reservoirs would start to fill up. But this extended period of rain-free living is making me nervous. Let’s face it, we are a gluttonous, wasteful people who probably think nothing of leaving the tap running for five minutes or washing our driveways while giving nary a thought to our precious reservoirs. Yes, these things keep me up nights. I find comfort in the rain—a genetic throwback to my Celtic ancestors who were born in the damp bogs of Ireland before decamping for good times in soggy Scotland. Well, brace yourself. I have good news—the reservoir levels are just fine. I’ve been worrying for nothing, something I must stop, given the stress it causes in my life. In fact, our bountiful reservoirs are above capacity despite the piddly amount of mizzle we’ve received in the last three months. Metro Vancouver media spokesman Bill Morrell responded immediately to my panicked email last Wednesday to say, “You can relax. We are currently, as of today, at 63 per cent of our storage capacity, which is well within our operating range for this time of year. I appreciate it was a very dry summer, but it was a very wet spring and the early part of summer was cool and as a result our reservoirs were topped right up. In fact, we were spilling water, which means the reservoirs were at 100 per cent full plus right up until the end of the July. All in all, we’re in good shape and we can put that down to a wet spring, cooler summer and the diligence of our residents in conserving water. So nothing to worry about.” To the moaners, groaners,

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fionahughes whiners and whingers who complained about our wet spring and squelchy June—I hope you’re grateful now for all that rain and cool spring. It’s getting us through the current dry spell. While you share this good news, here are a few facts to tell your friends and family about our reservoirs, which I found on Metro Vancouver’s website: • Metro Vancouver’s water system comprises 585 square kilometres of mountainous land that is closed to public access to protect the large supply of lakes that collect water from snowmelt, creeks and streams that provide the elixir of life for Lower Mainland municipalities. • Metro Vancouver water is the best I’ve ever tasted in the world. (OK, that’s not on the web site.) I can’t speak for others on this, but our water is delicious. Having lived in other countries with potable water, nothing beats our H2O. The taste of the water out of my mother’s taps for instance, whose source is the mighty but polluted St. Lawrence River, is dreadful. Now I understand why she buys bottled water, which I find equally dreadful. • There has been only one boil-water advisory issued in the last 100 years of the region’s water system. You probably recall the turbidity problems in 2006 when brown and cloudy water came pouring out of your taps that forced the district to issue a lengthy boil-water advisory. • On average, Lower Mainland residents each use more than 340 litres of water per day for such things as washing dishes, clothes, showering and flushing toilets. • Average total water use in the region is one billion litres a day. On a hot summer day when water usage it at its peak, that number jumps to two billion litres a day. • The district performs 100,000 water tests a year. • The region’s water did not get treated until the 1940s when U.S. troops were stationed here and the American government insisted on water treatment. I am beyond grateful for the ease of access to clean, abundant water, but that shouldn’t give any of us licence to waste it. Twitter @HughesFiona

B.C. municipal leaders are on the right track by voting to decriminalize marijuana, says a reader. file photo Dan Toulgoet To the editor: Re: “Joint venture,” 12th & Cambie, Sept. 28. The vote by B.C. municipal leaders to decriminalize marijuana is a step in the right direction. There is a big difference between condoning marijuana use and protecting children from drugs. Decriminalization acknowledges the social reality of marijuana and spares users criminal records. What’s really needed is a regulated market with age controls.

Separating the hard and soft drug markets is critical. The marijuana plant is relatively harmless. Marijuana prohibition is deadly. As long as violent drug cartels control marijuana distribution, consumers of the most popular illicit drug will come into contact with sellers of hard drugs like cocaine, meth and heroin. Marijuana prohibition is a gateway drug policy. Robert Sharpe, Common Sense for Drug Policy Washington, D.C.

City’s green plan needs more grey matter

To the editor: Re: “City buildings still without comprehensive recycling program,” Sept. 14. I chuckle then become sad at the reality of the “green” initiatives put on by city hall. It is more rhetoric than substance, and costs millions in pet projects that do little or nothing to make this a greener city. I travel to a lot of cities, many like Calgary and Toronto, that quietly ease in infrastructure to make

the world a better place. No bells and whistles or jackboot implementations—just solid thought-out bike lanes and recycle strategies. Now in this town the bike lanes have cost millions and millions in tax dollars and only serve to increase the commute time for downtown by five to seven minutes each way. Multiplied times the vehicle emissions... you get the picture. Seeing city vehicles parked around

the Kent Avenue transfer station at 2:50 p.m. idling away waiting for the end of their shifts shows the inner contempt the city employees hold for the Prince of Green’s plans for the greenest city on the planet. I suggest they spend less green and use more grey matter before this council does any more damage to both the coffers and the environment. Bill Ritchie, Vancouver

Netanyahu cartoon splits readers

To the editor: Re: Cartoon, Oct. 3. While Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s persona can be grating, he is not the root cause of failed Middle East peace initiatives as Geoff Olson’s Oct. 3 cartoon suggests. The despicable acts of terror against their own citizens by both Syria’s and Iran’s leaders have overflowed into the region. On almost a daily basis, Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadine-

jad spews his bellicose antiSemitic rhetoric from both ends while actively pursuing questionable nuclear objectives. As Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs John Baird has indicated, the UN is deteriorating into a callow and dysfunctional club of hand wringers while utterly failing to bring these despots to account. Blunt as his message may be, Mr. Netanyahu has little choice but to let the world know that if provoked, Israel

will take whatever measures are required to defend its citizens. Before putting flow pen to paper, Mr. Olson would be prudent to apprise himself of the facts. Larry Diamond, Vancouver •••

To the editor: Regarding Geoff Olson’s “Netanyahu indicates the ‘red line’” cartoon—bingo! Gary Keenan, Vancouver

TransLink digs big hole on gas tax

To the editor: Re: “City councillor warns of looming commuter crunch,” Sept. 28. Isn’t ironic how TransLink is losing money because people are driving less among other things? Did TransLink seriously expect gas tax to provide a steady income over the next so

many years? Increase the gas tax and people are going to adapt by taking transit, duh, and yes, using more fuel-efficient vehicles. I don’t know how TransLink is going to dig themselves out of this hole, but they’ve dug a pretty deep one. Daniel Conchie, Vancouver

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Aboriginal fisheries officers spots red fire hose

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More than 1,000 fish were killed after a resident emptied chlorinated pool water into a storm drain that discharges into Musqueam Creek, according to the Musqueam Fisheries Department. The incident occurred Sept. 27. Aboriginal fisheries officers Willard Sparrow and Morgan Guerin spotted a red fire hose draining clear liquid into the storm sewer on Salish Drive mid-afternoon. When they stopped to investigate, they noticed a heavy chlorine smell, which Sparrow suspected was coming from a pool. “We know the catch basin area, so we went to the discharge point [at Salish Drive and Musqueam Creek], which we call ‘culvert from hell,’ he told the Courier Oct. 5. “It’s been a sore spot in the area for a few decades now due to the fact it’s a spot where fish kills have been occurring almost on a regular basis because people have been spilling stuff into the catchment basin. It discharges into the stream and they just assume it disappears and goes to a magic place.” Sparrow said the problem is becoming less frequent through education, but it’s still an issue. At the discharge point, the fisheries officers again noticed an extreme chlorine smell that was stronger than a typical indoor pool. They saw fish belly up and on closer inspection confirmed the water being discharged was chlorinated water. The officers contacted the fisheries manager, the Musqueam Indian Band and

band manager. Then they followed the hose back to the house where residents were pumping water from a swimming pool onto the street. The residents stopped and apologized, but an estimated 1,000 spine stickleback, Coho salmon and rainbow trout were killed. Residents told Sparrow a flood occurred in their basement when they were discharging pool water into their sump, which prompted them to pump pool water through the hose into the storm drain. “When we started collecting the fish evidence, we noted the fish were already at a level of decay, which indicated that they were probably pumping chlorinated water in there for more than just that one day,” Sparrow said. “And right now, nine days later, the stream still smells like chlorine.” Sparrow said Environment Canada’s enforcement office was notified. In an email to the Courier, Environment Canada’s enforcement branch said it was looking into the matter but declined further comment. Fish have left the area because of poor water quality, according to Sparrow. The Musqueam Fisheries Department wants the public to realize distinctions are important. The sanitary sewer system is designed to handle runoff from household sinks, showers, toilets and swimming pools, which should have drains directly connected to sanitary sewers. Storm drains, or catch basins, allow rainwater runoff to be collected to prevent road and property flooding. Twitter: @Naoibh


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“I like how I can do something illegal and still get away with it,” Nathan Coburn said last Friday. The 11-year-old was talking about yarn bombing, the guerilla art of decorating city posts with knitted and crocheted creations. Coburn, a second-time recipient of a Neighbourhood Small Grant, is running free yarn bombing workshops on four Saturdays, starting Oct. 13. He offered origami workshops in his Kitsilano neighbourhood last year. His Montessori teacher taught him origami when he was six and Coburn furthered his paper-folding skills with the help of books and YouTube videos. He stumbled upon yarn bombing two years ago when he found a book on the subject at the library. “And somebody just left it there and forgot it and I picked it up and I looked through it,” he said. “And I really liked it and I started making little installations.” Coburn doesn’t fret about leading a workshop group of 30. “I do ballet in front of, like, 500 people, what’s a couple people going to do?” said Coburn, who’s also a student at Goh Ballet Academy. Coburn has gained notoriety by selling his work through school, at his lemonade stand on West 10th Avenue at Sasamat Street and to his mother’s choir. During an interview, he pulled out of his green basket a red Rasta hat, a royal blue English riding hat, a teal toque and the oversized green cowl he uses to mask his face when yarn bombing. “I’ve got a ton of orders,” he said. A student in the gifted program at Queen Mary elementary in Point Grey, he started a knitting blog in August. At the Rain City Chronicles’ Extra Ordinary storytelling event last month, he charmed audiences with his repeated use of the word “wonderful.” “I like how people admire [my work] and




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2012 marks 100 years since two women became officers in Vancouver

Teacher leaves classroom behind for life as police officer Cheryl Rossi Staff writer

Before she became a police officer, Const. Julie Gilmore taught physical education and home economics as a school teacher. The former lifeguard long wanted to become a paramedic or police officer but first she earned a degree and obtained her teaching certificate. “If I didn’t get in, I’d always have something to fall back on,” she said. Gilmore taught secondary school full-time for nearly three years before she switched to policing, drawn by the dynamism of the job. “You never know what you’re going to get,” the 31-year-old said. “You have no idea what kind of day or calls you’re going to go to. And then at the same time, it’s kind of like teaching because you still get to contribute to community and society… I thought teaching was like that a little bit, but at some point, it all becomes the same.” This year marks 100 years since two women became the first female police officers in Vancouver, which was a first for Canada. Now 24 per cent of officers on the job with the VPD are women, according to Sgt. Kevin Torvik, who’s responsible for the recruiting unit.


Const. Julie Gilmore taught phys-ed and home economics before switching careers. Gilmore, who was hired by the Vancouver Police Department in 2009, said her class of 30 police trainees was diverse in age and ethnic background. It included six women, a male former elementary school teacher and one Indo-Canadian man who spoke both Punjabi and Chinese and a former physiotherapist likely in his 40s. Gilmore said a craving for

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variety was a common theme among her older peers. “Most people just get antsy, they want a change, something that’s different,” she said. “I remember having one conversation with the physiotherapist and he kind of mentioned it’s not that he doesn’t like his [former] career, it’s… like the same older people that are having hip replacements and you’re doing rehab.”

Gilmore didn’t worry about facing sexism when she entered the department. Instead, she worried about the hours. She likes working four days then having four days off, but night shifts can be difficult. “I play soccer pretty competitively and I miss a lot of practices and I miss a lot of games,” she said. “That was the hardest thing.”

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But while she could have continued on with teaching, there are aspects of the profession she’s glad to have left behind. “Things I don’t miss, especially with the strike that came up, is the whole argument about class size composition and support for students. That’s another reason why I don’t think that I wanted to stay in teaching, because you have no control

over that,” she said. Gilmore says it takes five years to gain experience in the VPD’s various patrols and she’s in no rush to move into a specialized role. But she might want to eventually work as a school liaison officer or in other positions that focus on youth. Torvik said the department’s next trainee class starts in November and could include up to 60 recruits. “I’m expecting it’s probably going to be 40 per cent women,” he said. “There’s a huge Expo class, so that the members that were hired in ’83, ’84, ’85, ’86, they’re all coming up to retirement age now, so you can expect a huge hiring increase in the next few years,” he added. Twitter: @Cheryl_Rossi



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The Museum of Anthropology at UBC is presenting an exhibit celebrating Peruvian history and culture titled Luminescence: The Silver of Peru. The exhibit is the first of its kind in Canada to trace Peru’s long and illustrious history of silverwork—from the pre-Columbian era to the modern age. The exhibit’s featured objects d’art include regalia, sculptures, jewelry, painting and masks drawn from preColumbian, colonial, republican and contemporary eras. Luminescence: The Silver of Peru was curated by MOA director Anthony Shelton and organized by Patronato Plata del Peru with support from Pan American Silver Corp. Patronato Plata del Peru is a non-profit association dedicated to Peruvian culture. More than 140 precious artifacts on loan from museums, as well as Patronato Plata del Peru, will be on display until Dec. 16 at the museum, 6393 Northwest Marine Dr.


The Pacific Cinematheque and Cineworks Independent Filmmakers Society presents Art for Consenting Adults, a select program of works that pushed the issue of film censorship in Canada to the fore more than 30 years ago. In 1981, Cineworks founding member Al Razutis and associated curators of the Canadian Images Festival were charged with Violation of the Theatres Act for screening Razutis’ banned film A Message from our Sponsor (1979) as a deliberate act of civil disobedience. In response, Cineworks developed a package of films highlighting the issue of film censorship. This Oct. 15 screening features selected works from the original package, and looks back at the confrontation between censor boards, institutions, and artists. Visit


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1. Award-winning Chinese director Zhang Yuan’s new romantic youth drama Beijing Flickers strangely mirrors the origins of the Vancouver Courier: a violence-prone unemployed dreamer, a parking attendant, a transvestite performer-poet and sultry singer-songwriter. Adventure ensues. The film screens Oct. 11 at Empire Granville 2 as part of the Vancouver International Film Festival. More info at

2. Brooklyn indie band Hospitality released one of the catchiest, craftiest pop albums we’ve heard all year. Plus they’re not afraid to unleash some sweet saxophone when the opportunity presents itself. Hear for yourself when the band plays the Media Club Oct. 10, with guests TEEN and Palmz. Tickets at Red Cat, Zulu and 3. Guitar player and burlesque producer Blue Morris follows up his popular “Beatles Burlesque” with a new show that mixes Motown hits played by a live band and some of Vancouver’s more creatively named burlesque starlets, including Cherry OnTop, Coco Cinders, Dame Booty Dench, Beatrix Hotter, Ava Lure, Ruthe Ordare and Connie Cahoots. Motown Burlesque shakes its moneymaker Oct. 11, 8:30 p.m. at Electric Owl. Tickets More info at

4. For many people, Malik Bendjelloul’s astounding documentary Searching for Sugar Man was their first introduction to long-forgotten 1970s MexicanAmerican folk rocker Rodriguez. Thanks to the film, Rodriguez, now 70, is enjoying an unlikely comeback, as evidenced by his sold-out show at Venue, Oct. 11. Don’t have a ticket? Zulu Records hosts a discussion and meet and greet with the man himself, at 7 p.m.

kudos & kvetches Short break

Once again, K&K’s faith in humanity has been rocked to its booze-soaked core this month. First it was Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney gleefully promising to take Big Bird to the back of the barn and put him down along with the rest of those Sesame Street layabouts who’ve sucked on the U.S. government’s teat for too long. Then it was the night vision video footage we “accidentally” watched online of Hulk Hogan practicing naked wrestling moves with an anonymous woman on a canopy bed. And now we’ve learned that “diminutive” thespians Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman have separated after 30 years of marriage and holding the kitchen chair for one another whenever one of them had to retrieve a glass from the top shelf of the cupboard. Not only was the DeVito and Perlman dynasty one of the longest running marriages in Hollywood, it gave us hope that two people so perfect for each other could find love. Both gained fame playing humorously obnoxious characters that, although short in stature, cast a tall shadow over the rest of their careers. Plus they looked so cute and cuddly together, like Italian hobbits or human Ewoks.

Seriously, we haven’t felt this depressed about the chances of celebrities finding a lasting and loving relationship since we prematurely planned a Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony anniversary party. Even more depressing, all our hope now rides on Gwyneth Paltrow and what’s his face.

View to a Frill

Dedicated readers of this column may recall K&K has a thing for grocery shopping at No Frills. Sure, there’s often a lack of cashiers and some Soviet Union-like food shortages—such as our favourite ginger beer… and dishwashing gloves for anyone larger than a child—but it also has a surreal charm. Part of it has to do with the “exotic” food products that you can’t find anywhere else, and part of it is the 1980s high school dance soundtrack that plays on the store’s P.A. system, where “Everybody Wang Chung Tonight” can casually rub up against Eddie Rabitt’s “I Love a Rainy Night” and ELO’s “Evil Woman,” which currently sits atop our list of “Most Awesome Songs in the World We Forgot Existed Until We Heard it at No Frills.” This weekend we were thrown for another loop when we visited our local No Frills and were

treated to R.E.M.’s 1985 mini-hit “Can’t Get There From Here,” Duran Duran’s “Rio” and Flesh for Lulu’s “I Go Crazy.” For 12 wonderful minutes it felt like we were in a John Hughes movie and not some schlep wandering through a near-staffless supermarket on Thanksgiving and cursing the gods upon discovering that the spice aisle, despite possessing no fewer than four kinds of garam masala, didn’t have any ground ginger.

End of an Empire


Vancouver just keeps getting better. During the current run of the Vancouver International Film Festival, it was announced that Empire Theatres on Granville, a.k.a. Granville 7, and home to seven of the festival’s 10 screens, will close its doors for good, two weeks after the festival ends Oct. 12. The cinema’s impending demise is just one of several recent closures of local theatres including Denman Cinemas, The Hollywood and Oakridge, not to mention the not-long-for-this world Ridge. On the bright side, the site of the soon-to-beformer Granville 7 could make for a wicked condo tower with a name like Projector, Film Canister or Real Butter. Think about it, developers.




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The Electric Company’s latest theatrical endeavor, Initiation Trilogy, is not only based on three books of poetry but involves a three-part “experiential and physical journey,” where audience members meet at a secret location and are led to different venues where the performances take place. In addition to getting a little exercise, director Anita Rochon suspects the play, which runs Oct. 15 to 28 as part of the 25th annual Vancouver Writers Fest, will make some viewers want to delve into the original verse. “It’s just exciting how much material and power a small package can contain,” she said. “I always think of poems as these little packages that are busting at the seams full of life.” She says the three segments explore moments where people have to make a choice that will alter their identity and bring “intense change.” “You know when you’re agonizing over a decision or you’re immediately confronted with a decision that you have to make and it feels like you’re jumping off a cliff… and the kind of rush that comes with making a choice,” Rochon said. “For better or for worse, these characters are making really large choices and, for me, the piece explodes that moment, that moment of making a big choice.” The stories hail from books by Vancouver writers Jennica Harper (What it Feels Like for a Girl), Elizabeth Bachinsky (God of Missed Connections), and Marita Dachsel (Glossolalia), who adapted the poetry for the show that was created by playwright Kevin Kerr, Naomi Sider and Rochon. The play’s cast includes Wendy Morrow Donaldson, Emma Lindsay, Jennifer Paterson, Haig Sutherland and Colleen Wheeler. What it Feels Like for a Girl features a woman in her 30s who’s looking back on an intense friendship that happened when she was 13. God of Missed Connec-

Colleen Wheeler, Emma Lindsay and Wendy Morrow Donaldson star in the Electric Company’s latest production, Initiation Trilogy, which runs Oct. 15 to 28 as part of the Vancouver Writers Fest. tions focuses on a woman who’s examining her Ukrainian heritage while confronting illness. Glossolalia highlights the man behind Mormonism, Joseph Smith, with audiences hearing from some of his many wives. Attendees meet at one location on Granville Island, divide into three smaller, more intimate groups and travel to different performances where they’ll be immersed in explorations of feminism, sexuality and identity. Audience members will journey through one of the performances in pairs, be required to operate some

of the show’s mechanics and move through different locations during singular segments. With the trip between the meeting place and three performance spaces taking place amid venues of the writers’ festival on Granville Island, Initiation Trilogy is meant to conjure the ambiance of a mini festival. But this year’s 25th anniversary of the Writers Fest is anything but miniscule. The lineup includes Margaret Atwood, Alistair MacLeod, Jane Urquhart, Vincent Lam, M.G. Vassanji and Rawi Hage, Pulitzer Prize-winner Junot Diaz, Canadian




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actor Gordon Pinsent and favourites from closer to home such as Ivan E. Coyote, Anne Fleming and Patrick Lane. MacLeod has written a short story specifically and exclusively for the festival, British novelist Martin Amis presents his new novel, Lionel Asbo: State of England, two days before the festival’s start at the Granville Island Stage and CBC Radio host Jian Ghomeshi will talk about his memoir, 1982, Nov. 19. For more information, see writersfest. Twitter: @Cheryl_Rossi

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Difficult material tests audience’s comfort level

Studio 58 experiments with non-linear Attempts Attempts on Her Life

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I think we’re hardwired for narrative. We love telling stories and hearing stories; we like beginnings, middles and endings. It makes up for the randomness that actually underscores our lives. Who gets born in Canada, who in Rwanda; who gets cancer and who doesn’t—in spite of smoking for 50 years; who gets hit by a bus, lives through an earthquake, gets stabbed by a home invader or wins Lotto 6/49. We go to the theatre, watch a movie or TV partly for the brief, comforting experience of what director Katrina Dunn, in her program notes, calls “the uniformity and cohesion of narrative.” British playwright Martin Crimp trashes all of that in Attempts on Her Life. We never see Anne, the main character. We don’t even know if she’s alive, dead or even existed. She’s variously referred to as Anna, Annie or Anoushka. In one scene, she’s even a car—the Anny. Or a rock b(Anne)d. Various languages are spoken. In 17 different, unconnected scenarios we get a glimpse of who she might have been: someone’s daughter or sister, a porn star, a world traveller, a murder victim, a suicide. Not only do we not know who Anne is but we can’t be sure about the other characters, either. They are nameless

and are only defined by the various roles they play; if two performers speak as if they are or were Anne’s parents, then we can assume they are her parents. But maybe not. If a guy appears to be making a movie about Anne, maybe he is. But he’s probably not. Nothing is linear, nothing is absolute and we are on very shaky ground. Attempts on Her Life is also stylistically all over the place from seemingly “real” to absolute farce. In the scenario titled “Kinda Funny,” there’s an airline pilot who goes sweetly and earnestly on and on about a book he’s reading and then goes off on a rant about “faggots, abortionists and Jews.” This scene is juxtaposed with scenes of various erotic couplings. It’s all over the place. It’s a dog breakfast. It’s not what theatre usually is. Where are character development, plot, crisis and resolution? This does not make for comfortable theatre. Playwright Crimp said it was “a play that pulled plays apart” and it certainly shreds all to bits Aristotle’s notion of drama. What keeps us from walking out? The fun of watching young performers wrestle with this difficult material? Or some compelling suspicion that what we think of as our essential self is, like Anne’s, merely a construct and that if we hang in there long enough, At-

tempts on Her Life—and by extension our life—will all begin to make sense? Director Dunn gets committed work from these 15 students who may, like most under-30s, be more comfortable with non-linearity than those of us raised on books and Shakespeare: the page-turning generation. David Roberts’ set is equally and appropriately ambiguous: it could be an airline waiting room, a courtroom, a film studio or a detention centre. Darren Boquist at times lights the sets with cellphones held in the performers’ hands— another nod to our world spinning so fast there may not be time for storytelling. And Kathleen McDonagh turns the car commercial scene, “The New Anny,” into a smartly choreographed dance. For me, the biggest pay-off probably came upon reflection after the show when I began thinking about my desire for linear development of a story. It reminded me of a remark made condescendingly by a New Music aficionado to a friend of mine: “Oh, you want melody.” Yes, I like plot even though I know life is not like that. This is tough material given a good airing by Dunn, cast and crew. Read the program notes and then see how comfortable you are with Crimp’s experiment. —Jo Ledingham

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Hamber Griffins fight for first win Megan Stewart Staff writer

On the losing end of three blowouts, the AA varsity Hamber Griffins are a hard-luck football team determined to create a culture of winning even if they continue to lose. Hosting the Valleyview Vikings at their school’s Oak Street grandstands on Friday afternoon before the Thanksgiving weekend, the Griffins gave up seven touchdowns. The Vikes converted for two points with each score and won 48-6. The Vikings’ first drive played out like the rest of the four quarters: Hamber showed impressive displays of talent and team cohesion but followed with lapses in energy and focus. First down, Valleyview ran the ball but gained no ground against the Griffins defense. Second down, linesman Hakan Williams laid a destructive hit in the backfield, stuffing the runner as he took the toss for a loss of five. Third and 15 on their own 35-yard line, Valleyview threw for 30 yards. Hamber created two fumbles but didn’t recover the ball. Two plays into the second quarter, Valleyview scored. Before the afternoon game, Hamber head coach Bobby Gibson said the Griffins find victories in small success. “We talk about it. You don’t try to win the game, you try to win each play. We try to recognize guys who have gone out and won their job on separate plays.” The average player finds himself working more than one job, he said. “Honestly, each kid probably has to know how to play three or four on offence and defence, so, seven or eight positions they need to know

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how to play.” An expansion team in 2010, the Griffins played Tier II last year and finished 1-4 with 48 points in their favour and 229 against. The varsity team counts 14 Grade 10 students on 28-player roster, and on Oct. 3, the junior varsity Griffins won their opening regular season game 20-16 over Langley. Hamber’s single touchdown was delivered late in the fourth quarter. David Haeber, a running back for the Vancouver Trojans community football team, was shifted to quarterback for the Griffins. They ran the option most plays, Haeber’s legs pumping like pistons. With four minutes to



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play, Haeber marshalled a drive of 60 yards, and ran most of them himself to reach the end zone. The score erased the shut-out but not the sting of the loss, he said. “It didn’t feel that good. I don’t like scoring when were losing,” said the Grade 10 student, a friendly smile on his face despite his words. “I live for my team. I was angry. I said to my guys, ‘You’d better block for me. I’m going to score. You do your job, I’ll do my job.’ The next play, I scored. It came to teamwork.” The Griffins met for a somber huddle after the loss. The serious chat wasn’t the usual vibe after a game.

pacted by the NHL lockout and we know charities such as Canuck Place Children’s Hospice, Canucks Family Education Centre and Canucks Autism Network need funds to continue operating their programs,” Bieksa said in a statement released by UBC. Net proceeds from the game will benefit Canuck Place Children’s Hospice, Canucks Autism Network and the Canucks Family

Gibson addressed the players: “I told you at the beginning of the season that I would not ever quit on you guys. And I stand by that.” He said afterwards, “It’s something new this time because once you start to accept losing, then it becomes your culture. So sometimes, it’s OK to tell these kids that losing is not OK.” Building a football program, and as the only public school in Vancouver to do so, comes with a learning curve that Gibson believes will benefit the school and its reputation for competitive athletics. But first he wants more people to share his confidence. Classmates and teachers who ask players, “How much did you lose by,” hardly inspire winning morale. “The biggest thing is the belief in themselves,” said the coach. “It’s a self-fulfilling prophecy that they think about coming out here for a game. People in the school here, they don’t have a lot of belief in us either. And we haven’t always put up results on the scoreboard but we’re going through some growing pains and a little bit of extra support could go a long way for these guys.” Asking his Griffins for commitment and listing his own personal sacrifices, he set up a practice for 10 a.m. Thanksgiving Monday. The players whose hands didn’t shoot up to show they would attend were interrogated by their teammates. “Can you get a ride?” “No one’s eating turkey that early.” Haeber also addressed his teammates. He said afterwards, “We’re feeling hungry. We’re hungry for that win. We come out every day, work hard and we just want that win.” Twitter: @MHStewart

Education Centre. Annual charitable support from Vancouver Canucks funds 14 to 25 per cent of the operating cost of the Canuck Place Children’s Hospice said Debbie Butt, the director of communications and marketing for the hospice. “They’ve been a huge partner. Frankly, on a year-to-year basis, they’ve been a very committed partner,” she said, noting not-for-profits are vulner-

able to financial shifts. “There are market crashes and there are lockouts.” For 17 years the Canucks have supported the hospice, which is located in Shaughnessy and provides pediatric palliative care for dying children and supports approximately 400 B.C. families annually. For tickets, visit or call 1-855985-5000. —Megan Stewart

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2 Food Service Workers Needed (Full-time and Casual) Check out: or fax your resume to:

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SCHOOL DISTRICT No. 71 (Comox Valley) Human Resources Coordinator/ HRIS Specialist. Effective February 1, 2013. School District 71 (Comox Valley) is located on the east coast of Vancouver Island approximately 100 kms north of Nanaimo and is located on the traditional territory of the Komoks First Nation. Qualified individuals are invited to apply in confidence by submitting a cover letter outlining how they meet the hiring criteria, a chronological resume with the name, phone number/email address of three professional references through under the section Management & Professionals by 1:00p.m. PST on Wednesday, October 31st, 2012.

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Social Services

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





Are you 55 + and interested in attending a FREE 11 week course in Peer Counselling.

Sundays 2 pm - 7 pm April November, 29th, 2012 2012 Starting early

For further information please call Charles Leibovitch:or Lynn Moss 778-840-4949 or 604-267-1555.


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Jewish Seniors Alliance of Greater Vancouver is accepting applications.

On completing the course you will have advanced your listening skills which will help and empower your peers through one on one counselling sessions.


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MILITARY Medals & Collectibles Wanted. Cash paid for all types of Canadian, British & Commonwealth Military Medals & Awards. Early military weapons, swords, and militaria also desired as well as Arctic & pre 1900 First Nations & NWMP/ RCMP items. Member OMRS, MCC OF C, Appraisal service available. Call: (604) 727-0137


Burial Plots

Above Ground plot in a mausoleum $29,000. Located in prestigious Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Burnaby. Above ground, plot in a garden mausoleum setting. Permits burial for family of four. Incls two exterior decorative vases. Priced at market value. 604-272-7250 or 604-874-2423

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2 SXS Burial Plots in Valley View Memorial Gardens, Garden of Last Supper area. Price includes plot, vault, and opening and closing for each site. Asking $7000 each. Call: (778) 5740717 email: VALLEY VIEW Memorial Gardens Burial Plots 2 SxS burial plots in Valley View Memorial Gardens, Garden of Four Prophets. Each plot can be 1 burial and 1 urn or 2 urns. Currently selling at Valley View for $6500 + HST each. Asking $5500 each. Call: 250-769-3895 email:


Food Products



Lumber/Building Supplies

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WINTER TIRES on Totoya rims (4) 175-65 R14, almost new, Call 604-708-8091.




CORNER COMPUTER desk, metal with glass surface, 2 matching bookcases, 4 & 6 shelf and matching file cart. From Inspiration. Exc cond. $400/all. Please call 604-868-5058

MOVING - Excellent Furniture in Great Condition Solid 48" Oak Dining Table, leaf + 4 chairs $425; Almost new 8’ cotton sofa $275; Queen Solid Pine 4-poster bed $200; Solid Oak Media Centre $25; New bone low-flo toilet - not used $50; Double Maple Bed $25; 18 Spd Mountain Bike $40 email:

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STAMPS wanted Collector looking to buy stamp collections. email: CALLING ALL QUILTERS We’re looking for quality fabric in excellent condition. Want to clean out some of your stash? email: MILITARY Medals & Collectibles Wanted Especially collections of Canadian & British Commonwealth medals, orders, badges, swords, etc. $250,000+ available for immediate settlement. Research & Appraisal Service. Collecting since 1975. Member MCC of C, OMRS 604 727-0137



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For Sale Miscellaneous

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

Queen size BR ste, 5 pc, no mattress $395. Kitchen tble & 6 chrs $350. TV stand w/glass drs $75, all obo, 604-940-2906

BOXER PUPPIES CKC Reg’d Purebred. Fawn w Blk Mask 3 males. Ready now. Vet checked $1000. Call: (604) 852-1673

4530 CKC CHOCOLATE lab puppies 4 males/4fem. Exc pets. 1st shots included, $1000. 604-454-8643

BERNESE Mtn Dog Puppies, family raised, $1000. Call 604-940-2218

POMERANIAN PEKINGESE. 2 pups - 1 male - white, 1 female black. 2 months. Playful & very cute. $500/each. 604-464-9485

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TFN is seeking a qualified Home and Community Care Nurse for this part time, regular 3 days per week position.. Reporting to the Supervisor Health & Social Services, the Home and Community Care Nurse translates knowledge from the health and social sciences to support health enhancing environments and behaviour with diverse individuals, families, and population groups through universal and targeted interventions, programs and advocacy. Programs include: child/youth/family health, adult health, sexual and reproductive health services, communicable disease control, and others. Qualifications: Baccalaaureate degree in Nursing from a recognized university. Practicum and or recent experience in a Home and Community Care setting. Current practicing registration with the College of Registered Nurses of BC (CRNBC). CPR within 3 years. Must have professional liability insurance coverage (provided for the Home and Community Care program by Fraser Health). Current valid BC Driver’s License and own vehicle an asset. Knowledge of First Nations culture and experience working in First Nations community. Qualified applicants are invited to submit their resume, cover letter with salary expectations, and two recent references with contact information by 4:30 p.m. October 31, 2012, to: Saira Bradley Manager of Human Resources Tsawwassen First Nation, 1926 Tsawwassen Drive, Tsawwassen, BC V4M 4G2 Fax: (604) 948-5249 E-mail: Visit for more details. We wish to thank all interested applicants; however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

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Business Services

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Business Opps/ Franchises

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Financial Services


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TWO FULL TIME POSITIONS available immediately for Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep dealership in Salmon Arm, BC. “Dispatch/ coordinator”-Applicant must possess automotive mechanical knowledge-strong work ethic, organizational skills and can multi task. “Journeyman Technician”Applicant must have good attitude, quality workmanship. Both applicants must be able to produce in a fast paced environment. Excellent wage and benefit package. Email

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FEMALE BASSET Hound, CKC reg, 1st & 2nd shots, dewormed, tri color, fam raised, 1/2 parents $650 call Linda 604-820-0629

Travel Destinations

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GORGEOUS Buffet and Hutch: $1450. Gorgeous all wood Buffet and Hutch, 85" high, 73" wide. Classic style: will work with any furniture you already have. email:


TRUE ADVICE! TRUE Clarity! TRUE PSYCHICS! 1-877-342-3032 or 1-900-528-6256 or mobile # 4486 (18+) $3.19/min.


2 BOXER PUPPIES, 5 months old, pb with cert, tan with white musk, $800 obo. 778-998-0355

CASPIAN GROCERY Pita Bread 0.99 Persian & Mediterranean Foods 22351 Selkirk Avenue, Maple Ridge, (604) 477-2070



P/B YORKSHIRE Terrier Teacup Pup 1 tiny Male with breeding rights CKC microchipped healthy smart adorable view parents $2000. 604.988.9601

★CATS & KITTENS★ FOR ADOPTION ! MAPLE TABLE $350, four chairs $235; Garden Harvest dishes, 64 pcs $175. Call: (604) 307-0404


QUEEN SIZE Mattress Set Brand New. Original Plastic. Never Used. Must sell $200 Call: (604) 790-0021

Looking for something truly unique & original? Purchased overseas, solid teak, intricately hand carved, extensively detailed 5pc living rm showcase ste, suitable for rustic resort or spac. home. $12,000 or highest offer. Consider part trade for newer vehicle w/low km’s. 778-241-5477

OCEANVIEW, Single unused inground cremation plot in Evergreen Gardens. $3000. 604-737-0297

OCEAN VIEW Cemetery Plot Burial plot in Calvary 6 section of Ocean View Cemetery. Plot will hold 1 casket plus 1 urn or 2 urns. $9800. Call: (604) 557-0506



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Notice to Creditors and Others

Re: The estate of Roy David Castle, deceased, (also known as Roy Castle) formerly of Vancouver, British Columbia Creditors and others having claims against the estate of Roy David Castle are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the Administrator c/o Landmark Law Group 780 - 1333 West Broadway, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 4C1 on or before November 9, 2012, after which date the Administrator will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Administrator then has notice.


Body Work

Authentic Chinese bodywork, gentle or deep tissue 15 yr exp’d 10a-9p 604-329-8218. S.E. BBY

SELLING / BUYING COMMERCIAL / RESIDENTIAL EMMERY LEUNG 604-728-7170 Have qualified BUYER! Realtor speaks English, Cantonese & Mandarin. Homeland Realty

Real Estate Services


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Serious Inquiries only Call OWNER 604-612-5536 for further information. PIZZA FRANCHISE QUICK SALE Due to medical reasons. New equip + lease hold improvements. $93,000 interested parties to meet in person. 604-729-4089 White Rock Tea & Giftshop $60K + Inventory Call Jeff 604-889-9164 for info


Condos/ Townhouses



IMMACULATE TOP fl 963sf 2 br condo, insuite laundry, +55 building, $124,900 604-309-3947 see id5565

TOP FLR 762sf 1br condo, in-ste laundry, 45+ building Mt. Baker view $89,000. 778-822-7387 see id5553



HIGHGATE RIDGE 1 level ground fl tnhse, 845sf 2br 2ba w/lge backyd $420K 604- 376-7652 see id5550

LOTUS RELAXATION www.lotusrelaxation

9916 Lougheed Hwy., Bby. 604-421-5161 #104/204, 8364 Young Rd., Chilliwack 604-795-2230 NOW HIRING **RELIEVE ROAD RAGE**


NR EDMONDS sk/train stn. 788sf 2br 2ba condo across from Taylor pk $388,900 604-764-8384 see id5571



Try the Best 604-872-1702


Escort Services Dozens of Gorgeous Girls 24hrs. Credit Cards (604) 438-7119

IMMACULATE 984SF 2br condo insuite laundry, mountain view 40+ bldg $95,300 604-703-3839 see id5543



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Condos/ Townhouses


1 BDRM Condo in Chwk, 780sf, 55+ bldg, reduced to $85,000. 604-219-8485 or 604-583-2510

LARGE 2200SF 3br 2.5ba reno’d 3 lvl tnhse w/unique loft on 3rd floor, $269,900 604-799-0213 see id5578



North Vancouver

GREAT 55+ BUILDING Large, 2br, 2ba, balcony Ctl Lons, quiet, well run blg, $424,900 Pics @ Macrealty 604 551 3536.


Port Moody


Condos/ Townhouses



Langley/ Aldergrove

REDUCED TO sell 1536sf 3br 2.5ba 1 owner end unit 6 yr old townhome $319K 604-833-4246 see id5549

NICOMECKL RIVER hiking trails nr this1279sf 2br 1.5ba tnhouse w/pool, $224,900 778-240-3699 see id5512

RENO’D 770SF 1 BR 2nd fl with new appls insuite laundry, pets kids ok $189,900 604-530-6247 see id5584

WALNUT GROVE 1311sf 3br 1.5ba, on quiet side of complex with private back yard $293,000 see id5539



2BDRM+DEN/2BTH CONDO for Sale Owner must SELL. Helen 604-762-7412 $269,500.See on y/index/id/69236

PRICE Reduced Abbotsford 35014 HIGH DRIVE 2400 sq.ft. 5 bed, 2.5 bath, incl. in-law suite. Private back yard. $380,000 obo. (250) 702-3415

CLOVERDALE UPDATED 696sf 1br condo, rents for $650 insuite laundry $103,900 604-341-9257 see id5500

GUILDFORD 650SF 1br 3rd fl condo, pool, exercise rm, party rm etc, $213,900 778-834-8224 see id5576

2BDRM/2BTH, $274,900 38 19797-64 Ave, LANGLEY Superb location updated upper end unit townhome w/vinylplank flr, bths, appls, paint, new roof. 2 sundecks, s/s+intrcm, garage. 604-533-6652

VIEWS! 3BD/2.5BTH Top W Vancover Location, Lifestyle, Kitchen, Cherrywood Floor, Like New, Just Gorgeous $1,599,000. Interlink Realty (778) 882-8381 DUNDARAVE HOUSE 2 stories, part view, finished bsmt, 4 br, 4 ba, office, lrg kit/family rm, 3 car heated garage, nr schools/shops 3,900 sf + encl solarium, lot 8,139 sf, $2,588,000. 604-730-9912 Open Hse, Sat/Sun 1-3pm, 2 BR T/H Convenient & Desireable Location Marine Dr @ 21st, W Van, $789,500, 250-862-7322

For Sale by Owner



Houses - Sale

3BDRM/2.5BTH BEAUTIFUL 2 STOREY HOME ON A QUIET CUL-DE-SAC IN CLOVERDALE Excellent location in desirable neighborhood. Close to schools, transportation and shopping. Bright open plan. $552,000. Call: (604) 575-4686


Houses - Sale


Real Estate


CHILLIWACK LK 1250sf rancher w/guest cabin, .5 ac lot, 2km to lake, pool $360K 604-824-5687 see id5561

CULTUS LK gardener’s dream 1160 sf 2 br 1.5 ba rancher, a/c 50+ complex $68K 604-858-9301 see id5400

★ WE BUY HOMES ★ Damaged Homes! Pretty Homes! Any Condition! No Fees! No Risk! Quick Cash! Convenient! Private! (604)- 626-9647

2BDRM/1.5BTH INVESTMENT Property in Lower Lonsdale. 862sq ft w/ 800sq ft patio. $289,000. Call: (604) 961-4349


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

604-435-5555 / 604-786-4663

OWN THE land, 1092sf 2br rancher style mobile home, kids OK, $179,900 604-824-7803 see id5541

104-2600 E 49th Ave. $308,500 Price Reduced! 2 BR, 845 sf Great loc, nr bus/shops Pat Ginn, Sutton Call for further details 604-220-9188 or email OPEN HOUSE Sat Oct 7th 2pm-4pm


W.End/Down/ Yaletown

WILLOUGHBY HEIGHTS Open, spacious 6yr old home, granite, ss appl. vaulted ceiling, 3br 3ba, $ 572k. 604-721-4414


$10K BELOW assessment, 2br+ Den or 3br, 2ba 1083sf condo, Nr SFU $339,900 604-866-7326 see id5557

For Sale by Owner

FORECLOSURE SALE Distress sale. Receive free list w/Pics $2 Mill and up. www.VancouverLuxury


S. Surrey/ White Rock

REAL DEPARTURE Bay-No steep stairs on cliff front. Just 2 blks to sandy, usable beach. 8 min to ferry, shopping closer. 2,600 sq ft, 2 bdrm suite, active views, 3 full baths, sep. laundries. Oversize corner lot w/ access to RV pad behind house. $439,000. Drive by 2895 Fairbanks (cnr Bay St.) Nanaimo. View by appointment. 250-585-1111, 250-729-7420


Abbotsford PRICE REDUCED, 1280sf 3br 1.5ba ½ duplex, large 4480sf lot $229,900 604-792-9287 see id5511

EAST, STUNNING Mt Baker view 2850 sf 5br 3ba bungalow, mn flr Master, $454,900 250-656-0549 see id5456

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WALNUT GROVE $435,000. TOWNHOME, End Unit Private Greenbelt Lot 2000 Sq.Ft. 3Bed 3.5 Bath To View 604-838-5958

EXECUTIVE LIVING gated 1864sf 4bedroom 2.5bath, main floor master bedroom, 19+ adult complex $568,900 604-575-7636 see id5552

2BDRM/2BTH #308-10186-155 Street Move in ready! Designer colors, custom bar. Near transit, mall, park. $216,000 (604) 808-6847 HUGE 2650SF 4br 3.5ba 2 yr old 3 level tnhse, double sxs garage rec room $649,500 604-560-4109 see id5555

Maple Ridge/ Pitt Mead.

IMMACULATE 2446SF 4br 4ba t/h. Incredible view, huge master br $414,900, 604-466-3175 see id5226


Vancouver East Side


STEVESTON VERY large 1284 sf 2br 2ba top fl condo amazing mtn views, $455K 604-618-8362 see id5376



SURREY CENTRE ½ block to mall, skytrain, SFU, 668sf 1br+ den $227,900 604-572-9095 see id5609

INLET & Mtn views, reno’d 928sf 2 br condo, insuite laundry rentals ok $228,500 604-936-7547 see id4642


For Sale by Owner


PRICE REDUCED 1200sf 2br 2ba upr lvl tnhouse +55 complx w/chairlift $199K 604-951-7738 see id5547

6008-34 $149,000 1 Br corner ground level suite with private patio, laminate flrs, crown molding, in desireable Austin Hts. Quiet secure building, nr Blue Mtn park, shopping etc. Price reduced. Moving. 604-619-3444 or 778-233-6046



GUILDFORD QUIET 905sf top fl 2br condo, recent flooring paint etc $179,500 604-496-3397 see id5593

New Westminster NEWTON 723SF 1br ground level w/private entry, insuite laundry $139,900 604-984-8891 see id5546

OWNER SELLING Newly Reno 1236sf. 2BR & den, 2 baths, 7appls, pets ok, NWest concrete hi-rise. (#806 The Woodward) Direct secure access to Royal City Ctr Mall. $429,900 obo 778-238-1056, 604-271-0777

TOP FLOOR quiet side of bldg 650sf 1br+den condo nr Hosp, & Sky train $259K 778-241-4101 see id5580

NEWTON HUGE 2017sf 3 or 4 br 2.5ba tnhouse w/double sxs garage $393,000 778-218-0389 see id5320

NEWTON UPDATED 1007sf 2br ground lvl, private entry, insuite laundry, $196,900 604-592-2991 see id5598

PARTIAL OCEAN view, 920sf 2br+den 2ba quiet condo, kids, pets ok. $310,000 778-294-2275 see id5575

UNIQUE LARGE Seymour River estate for sale, 5500 sf on 15,000 sf river property, a nature paradise. B&B potential! $ 1,655,000 Serious inquiries only.

PARTIAL OCEAN view, large 1270 sf. 2 br + den 2 ba in a +45 building $295,000. 778-809-0769 see id5574


For Sale by Owner

1 BD top floor in Chilliwack granite counters, 9’ ceilings, stack w/d. elec f/p. Secure underground parking. $149,000. 604-795-7367 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 $399,000 negotiable. No HST. 604-824-1892

QUIET FAMILY AREA South facing 3861 sq ft custom home (6028 sq ft lot) in Fleetwood/Tynehead, Surrey... 6 bedrooms, den/study, 3 1/2 bathrooms, maple kitchen. Large master bedroom has a BIG walkin closet, and beautiful mountain views. Neutral colours, bright and light throughout. Sweeping, double sided staircase. In-house vacuum system. In-law suite downstairs has 2 bedrooms, maple kitchen, laundry, separate entry and a large games/media room. Landscaped garden, private back yard, covered patio, hot tub, cedar deck. Primary school is a 3 minute walk, Surrey Sports & Leisure Complex (ice rink & pool) is a 2 min drive. 16939 - 84 Ave, Surrey. REDUCED to $689,800 Call 778-227-6253


1. Free from danger 5. Dull in appearance 9. Mothers 14. Grand __ racing 15. Department in France 16. Into a state of difficulty 17. Two-toed sloth 18. Printing liquids 19. Genus Bouteloua grasses 20. Jagger’s band 23. Pulls 24. No longer is 25. Waldorf and tossed


1. Cowboy’s boot prod 2. River in Florence 3. Small liquid container 4. Triumphantly happy 5. Deeds, actions or events 6. Surrounds 7. Requests 8. Superlative of “good” 9. Tycoons 10. Start anew 11. Extinct ratites 12. OM 13. Patti Hearst’s captors 21. Method of birth control

Oct. 9/12

28. In constant agitation 33. Actor Ladd 34. Spanish diacritical mark 35. No (Scottish) 36. Fruit pastries 38. A male ferret 39. Strike with fear 41. Australian flightless bird 42. ET says, “_____ home” 44. Minerals 45. Personal backgrounds 47. Purplish red

49. Major division of geological time 50. Chapeauxs 51. Guitarist in 20 across 57. Ivanhoe author Sir Walter 59. New Rochelle college 60. Scoring area 61. Donate income regularly 62. Carthage queen 63. Beige 64. Cow emitted sound 65. Endymion, 1st King of 66. Japanese rice beverage

22. Indebted to 25. Dulled by surfeit 26. l836 siege of U.S. 27. Gull genus 28. Imaginary perfect places 29. Czech & German River 30. 3rd largest Finland lake 31. Nostrils 32. Long necked birds 34. Norse god of thunder 37. Lively & energetic 40. Prom flowers 43. Degree of warmth 46. Boil over with anger

47. Chocolate trees 48. Israeli airport code 50. Official language of India 51. Japanese stringed instrument 52. Prevent from being seen 53. Churn up 54. Cape near Lisbon 55. Not light 56. Change direction abruptly 57. Immediate memory (abbr.) 58. AFL-___:labor organization



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Houses - Sale


North Delta


Houses - Sale



Houses - Sale


OPEN HOUSE SAT 2-4 7610 Barrymore Dr N Delta $599,000 Fab 3000+ sq.ft. Family Home in Royal York. DAN SKALNIK 604-377-7008 Coldwell Banker



OFFERED AT assessed value 1000sf 3br 2ba home on huge 10,000sf lot $414K 778-859-0717 see id4272

RANCH PARK 3136sf 7br 3.5ba fabulous vu, below assessment on CDS $699K 604-498-2616 see id5595


Ladner/ South Delta

CLOVERDALE 3850SF 6br 5ba 3lvl 2/suite potential on 1/2ac GD lot, $849,900 778-549-2056 see id5564


Langley/ Aldergrove

ALDERGROVE SXS DUPLEX 65K below assessment. $3K/mo rent income $535K 604-807-6565 see id3428

WILLOUGHBY NEW 3034sf 6br 5ba w/legal 2br basement suite quiet cr, $599,900 604-649-6030 see id5607


Maple Ridge/ Pitt Mead.

UPDATED 4541SF 7br 5½ba on large 8264sf lot, basement suite, $819,000 604-805-6614 see id5604

North Vancouver

2490 CALEDONIA, North Van OPEN Sat 1-4pm, Sun 1-3:30pm or by appointment. One of the Best Views in Deep Cove - $1,390,000 Beautiful 3 bedroom cedar home with stunning, pristine 240 degree views over Deep Cove and 2 marinas. 3 floors on rare, landscaped 10,000 sq ft lot with stream. 350 sq ft deck. $2,100 mth luxury suite to help pay the mortgage. Steps to the forest trail, Deep Cove and just 20 mins to Downtown. Lovingly renovated Call Deanna 778-829-6993


FLEETWOOD ACROSS from School, reno’d 2600sf 6br 5ba w/suites $579K 604-434-3482 see id5577

FLEETWOOD RENO’D 2140sf 4br 3ba, large 7100sf lot, bsmt suite $559,000 604-727-9240 see id5617

GUILDFORD MAGNIFICENT 4952sf 10br 6.5ba back on creek, main floor master br, $789K 604-581-5541 see: id5506

Port Moody

OCEANFRONT 4700SF 5br 3½ bath main fl br, 6286sf lot, suite potenl $1,949,000 604-469-1813 see id5606

GUILDFORD NEW 4889sf 9br 6½ ba, main fl br, 2 suites river +mtn vu $899,900 604-649-6030 see id5610


2 BR + bsmt house, 1/2 acre lot, rented, 13690 Bentley Road. Reduced. $695K 604-324-0655

BOLIVAR HTS beautifully updated 1600sf 3br rancher, 7830 sf view lot $399K 778-394-0228 see id5562

CEDAR HILLS 2140sf 5br 2ba w/bsmt suite, huge 7200sf lot, updates, $549K 778-320-7506 see id5568

CHIMNEY HTS 3600sf 7br+den 6ba w/2 suites quiet cul-de-sac 4600sf lot $669K 604-866-3515 see id5597

INVESTMENT PPTY 2800sf 6br 4ba w/2 suites, rent $2,650 .5ac lot, $485,000 604-809-1177 see id5205

NEWTON NEW 2200sf 5br 3.5ba ½ duplex with 2br bsment suite $475K incl. HST 604-728-1419 see id5591

QUEEN MARY large 3700sf 7br+ den 5ba on 7869sf lot, 2br side suite $754,900 604-593-1341 see id5615

TYNEHEAD 3800SF 5br 4.5ba executive home 12,077sf lot, with side suite, $875K 604-575-7311 see id5350

6020-36 BY OWNER, 21587 128th St, 6 BR hse (legal 2 BR ste) 3 baths, detached garage, .88 acre view lot, $729,000. 604-250-9007 See

CHIMNEY HTS like new 4100sf 8br 6ba w/main floor bedroom, 2 suites, $649K 604-441-9652 see id5563

Need a New Place? Find one in the Classifieds To advertise call 604-630-3300



CLAYTON IMMACULATE 3523 sf 5br 3.5ba w/bsmt suite across from park $648K 604-575-7636 see id5551

Mobile Homes

Out Of Town Property

Other Areas BC

ABBOTSFORD 1100SF 2br 2ba double wide, must be moved off site $20K OBO 604-850-6498 see id5315


Industrial/ Commercial

NORTH VAN Prime area, corner of Lonsdale/Esplanade, 2541sf, + mezzanine, zone retail/comm, 3 parking stalls, fixtured luxury office. $2.5M, 604-984-0836

VANC DNTOWN medical office 672sf+188sf common area near St Pauls hp $375K 604-572-2785 see id5509

MEXICO SAN CARLOS Beautiful Executive retirement home 5 hrs from Arizona! 3000sf incls sep guest hse.$229k 1-480-478-2939

Okanagen/ Interior

Recreation Property

3 BR, lrg kitchen/lving room, 1300sf seasonal, Gambier Isl. Sea Ranch $325K 604-266-6191 CULTUS LAKE beautiful year round RV site grt location, low fees, all ament., $117,500. 1-604-795-9785

Ocean Front Lux Contemp. private home on 2.73 AcresQuadra Island. 250-884-0000 1996-30 ft. Corsair 5th Wheel. #20 in South Valley RV Park, 7th Ave. across from Christie Park on Skaha Lake. Steps to beach. Great lot, lease $389/mth. R.V. $15,900 Call: 778.867.8735

CWK 2 BR, 1 bath. 1 car garage crn lot, fenced yrd, new reno, free hold $149,900. 1-360-637-8442 PORT ALBERNI reno’d 2000 sf 5br 2 ba with 2 br basement suite 2 laundries $210K 604-542-1995 see id5537

EXCEPTIONAL LAKEVIEW Lots from $140,000. Nice trees. No time limit to build. Owner wants to retire. Will carry financing. Also: 1 spectacular 3 acre parcel $390,000. 1-250-558-7888

RIVERFRONT RESORT, Southern BC. Lots available as low as $61,900. Year round park, indoor pool & spa. Low maintenance fees. Inquiries: Jan 250-499-7887 Caroline 250-499-4233;

★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★ Exclusive & Private Lake Shore Cottage, for all info: $329,000 ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★

GET AWAY or Permanent Living close to Manning Park Community, wilderness & rec, 3 BR, 1.5ba, 6appls, sleeps 12+, $250K by owner, 604-795-3663

LIVE ON Mayne Island 2 lots,one Turn Key house all for $380.000, 250-539-5011 mayneislandhome/

HATZIC LAKE 1 hr drive from Vanc, 2 vacant lots 1 is lakefront $70K is for both 604-240-5400 see id5588

Lots & Acreage MERRITT HERITAGE style 3070 sf 4br 5ba on 9.9ac lot detached shop, view $949K 250-378-8857 see id5592

358 Pine St, Cultus Lake, BC Fabulous & Affordable Cultus Lake Property. Cleared & with approved building plans ready to go. Priced to Sell! More info at:

CHILLIWACK BUILD 5000sf Home, 10,742sf serviced flat bldg lot $279K 604-798-5050 see id5536

LANGLEY BUILD your dream home, secluded 5 ac view ppty, well inst $649,900 604-825-3966 see id4513

LANGLEY NR town fully reno’d 2474sf home on 5ac ppty, bsmt suite $1,270,000 604-825-3966 see id5582


Out Of Town Property

1.6 ACRE OCEAN VIEW PROPERTY, in Town, Sointula, Malcolm Island, N.Vanc Island. Assessed $132,000, Sell $129,500. 5 pm 604-628-4592

BIRCH BAY WATERFRONT REDUCED. Quality cust 3 BR, del mstr, 2 f/p, lrg dck/balc, priv beach w/stairs, amazing views/sunsets! $598,988. Windemere Real Estate RANDY WEG • 360-305-5704 BUY LAND IN BELIZE - English Commonwealth country in Central America. Caribbean Jungle lots - 3 miles from sea Starting at $11,000. All types available. For information call Patrick Snyder (778-403-1365.)

PRINCETON, BC 15.78 acres Panoramic views, hydro, well, pumphouse, & septic installed. $384,900. 1-250-295-1811

COZY 2 bdrm on 10 acres in Lone Butte, barn, 2 car garage, new, no steps, complete reno, oak beams in L/R, large deck, drilled well, outbuildings. Close to Horse, Watch and Green Lakes. $250,000. Call 604-462-7292

Vancouver East Side

OPEN HOUSE Sat/Sun May 12 & 13th, 10am - 2pm, 2396 East 39th Ave. 50x140 lot, 1,050 sqft bungalow, asking $1.2 mllion.


S. Surrey/ White Rock

COMMERCIAL/RESIDENTIAL 2300sf home w/suite above 3 Comm units $985K 604-882-6788 see id5533



SPECTACULAR ISLAND VIEWS (10) San Juan Islands, Anacortes - Biz Pt. $899,000 USD 4,100 sq.ft. on .5 acres, 5 br with in-suite bath, oversized 4 car garage 38’ long x 16’ High RV garage. Custom home ICF exterior walls, geothermal heat system. MLS# 313575 Alan Weeks 3688 Birch Way, Anacortes, ZIP 98221-8440 (425)691-9515


Real Estate Investment

90FT WATERFRONT, Sointula Guest Beach House Malcolm Is. N. Vanc Is. 2 BR, water, sewer, hydro. $229K. 604-628-4592

INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY Large property near OCP Lower Cap Marine Drive Village Centre. 9,000 sq ft lot 3 OR 4 Bed/2 bath in excellent condition. Redevelopment area forthcoming. $1,020k Lisa Gordon Macdonald Realty. Call: (604) 626-1298


CUSTOM BUILT, 2200sf, 3BR+ den, 2.5 bath, new fixtures, 7300sf lot, $659K, 604-943-9600



HOPE, FISHERS dream 1850sf 4br 2ba rancher on lg ½ ac lot mtn vu $287,900 604-869-3119 see id5611


6020-34 W. LADNER ½ block from the Fraser Riv,1600sf 3br character home, $545,000 604-617-3748 see id5599

CLOVERDALE 3765SF 4br 3.5ba, on quiet CDS, suite potential in basement, $575K 604-619-0603. See: id5559


6020-26 4BDRM/3.5BTH 2639 Delahaye Dr.Coquitlam $974,800.Re/Max All Points 604-328-8127 - view!

Houses - Sale

SOUTH SURREY, 4 bdrm tradition home, 2.5 baths, media room, 3000sf, on 1/3 acre, ingrnd pool, 2 gazebo’s, quiet CDS, under $900k. Call 604-313-1406


RETIRED OR 45+ ? Great Rancher in Quiet Gated Community in Chilliwack, 2 BR, 2 f/bath, all appls, 1200sf, a/c, gas f/p, dble garage, maintenance free yard, strata fee $136mo. Reduced open to reasonable offers. Mint cond! Open House call for date/time 1 604 625-3498


SURREY TYNEHEAD 1ac dev. ppty into 5.5 lots starting Jan 2013, $1,399,000 604-951-8777 see id5566

CRANBROOK 2060SF 4br 3ba reno’d home w/side suite on 2 lots $239,900 778-887-4530 see id5304

HATZIC LAKE Swans Point, 1 hr from Vanc incl lot & 5th wheel ski, fish, $148,500 604-209-8650 see id5491

LADYSMITH, 3 bdrm house, nr Nanaimo Airport, oceanfront, moorage, move-in ready, newly renovated, includes revenue suite, virtual avail 604-984-0836

LOT & Trailer. This little gem is located 120 miles from Van, pool - C.H, hiking, fishing, history of 1860’s gold rush. Caretaker, maint $775/yr, $40,000 obo. Lot 33 - 30860 Trans Canada Hwy Yale BC. Ph 1-604-792-6764

OCEAN FRONT boat access only 2 yr old 1600sf 3br 2.5ba 30min from W Van $799K 778-998-9141 see id5424


Sunshine Coast

LANGLEY RENO’D sxs duplex +1/2ac lot, rental income $2,200 /month $479,900 604-807-6565 see id3186

TRIPLEX- SOINTULA B&B Guest House, Malcolm Island, N.Vancouver Island. New reno, on view half acre. cost $900,000, sell $525,000. 5pm 604-628-4592

3BDRM/2BTH #67 - 4500 Claridge Road, Powell River All new carpets, paint and curtains. Eat-in kitchen, large bedrooms, office, workshop and more. New fridge/stove, w/d and d/w. Immediate possession. $99,999 Call: (604) 483-3688 email: Like brand-new and ready to move into!






EUROPEAN DETAILED Service cleaning. Sophia 604-805-3376 MESSY HOUSE OR OFFICE? Don’t get Stressed! Call me for help! 604-945-0004



A 1 Retaining Walls, Foundation, Stairs, Driveways, Patios, Sidewalks. Any concrete project. Free Est Bill 604-617-5813 ALL YOUR CONCRETE NEEDS All types of Concrete. Break & Remove, Forming, Place & Finish. Specializing in Stamp Concrete, Concrete overlays, Acid Staining, Outdoor kitchens and Countetops. WCB. 604-830-4454 Concrete Specialist. Garages, sidewalks, exposed aggregate & patios. Santino 778-892-5559 CONCRETE SPECIALIST, patio sidewalk, driveway, exposed aggregate reas rate 604-764-2726



LIONS GATE DRAINAGE & SEWER 15% OFF - 604-973-0290



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

ALUMINUM Wiring Solution Certified Electrician. Quality & Save Money. 604-763-4978 YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guar’d. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899




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


Flooring/ Refinishing

Artistry of Hardwood Floors

Refinish, sanding, install, dustless Prof & Quality work 604-219-6944 INSTALLATION REFINISHING, Sanding. Free est, great prices. Satisfaction guar. 604-518-7508


Glass Mirrors

ANGEL GLASS, Comm/Res, windows & doors, store fronts,patio doors, mirrors etc. 2837 Kingsway, Van 604-603-9655



AT YOUR HOME GUTTERS Van division. Installs, cleaning, repairs WCB Insured 604-340-7189 POINT GREY ENT. All Gutter Services Call 604-379-2641 Waters Home Maintenance Gutter Cleaning, repairs, windows Free estimate 604-738-6606



AaronR CONST Repairs & Renos, small repairs welcome. Insured, WCB, Licensed. 604-318-4390 R’s Vinyl Windows Patio Doors, Entrance Drs, Concrete, Welding, Free Est. 778-863-1944


Moving & Storage



Renovations & Home Improvement

ALL STUCCO, chimney concrete and cement work. Professional, reasonable reliable 604-715-2071

B&Y MOVING Since 1989

RENOS • REPAIRS 9129 Shaughnessy St., Van.


Experienced Movers ~ 2 Men $55 ~

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


$35/HOUR PER PERSON • 24/7 Abe Moving & Delivery and Rubbish Removal. 604-999-6020 HANDYMAN, reno, kitchen, bath, plumbing, countertop, flooring, painting, etc. Mic, 604-725-3127 HOME REPAIRS - No job too small. Carpentry, painting, fencing, drywall, baseboards, lam flooring, deck repairs, p/washing, gutters. Brian, 604-266-2547 / 785-4184



Greenworx Redevelopment Inc. Hedges, Pavers, Ponds & Walls, Returfing, Demos, Drainage, Jackhammering. Old Pools Filled in, irrigation. 604.782.4322


Lawn & Garden

Fall Services

SAME DAY SERVICE “More than just mowing!”

Yard Clean-ups • Hedges Pruning • Gutters • Aeration Lawn Mowing Christmas Lights Rubbish Removal Free Estimates

310-JIMS (5467) Book a job at: 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 DUNBAR LAWN and GardenHedging, Gardening, cleanups, pruning. WCB. Est 41 yrs 604-266-1681 FULL SERVICE gardening & lawn. Weeding, hedge trim, tree pruning/thinning. 604-724-5258 Gardening Services 21 yrs exp. Tree topping, West & Eastside & Rmd. Michael 604-240-2881

B & Y MOVING Exp’d movers, 2 men $55. Over 10 yrs exp. Pianos welcome! 604-708-8850

Low Budget Moving Great Prices, Great Service Call 604-652-1660


Oil Tank Removal


• 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


Painting/ Wallpaper

CUSTOM PAINTING 25yrs experience Call Malcolm 778-960-2532

POINT GREY PAINTING LTD Int/Ext - Quality Guaranteed Free Est * 25% off Summer Promo til Oct. 15th! 604-725-0908 ★ QUAYSIDE PAINTING ★ Insured • WCB • Texture Ceilings



Patios/Decks/ Railings

★ SD ENTERPRISES ★ Gardening, Lawncare, landscaping, pruning, clean-up, cedar fencing. Call Terry, 604-726-1931



Custom Homes, Additions, Kitchens, Bathrooms Decks, Porches, Structural Repairs, Windows, Doors



Actual Plumbing & Heating, 24/7, Seniors/Military Disc. Lic. & Insured BBB, 604-874-4808


Power Washing

P/WASHING AND GRAFFITI REMOVAL Student-operated company. Urban Removal Services. Graffiti removal and powerwashing. Competitive rates and your satisfaction!! (604) 230-2310


Renovations & Home Improvement


Interior / Exterior • New construction/Renovations/ Additions • Drywall hanging/ taping • Foundations/ Framing • Flooring: laminates/ tiles •Licensed & Insured • Free Estimates Call 604-220-7422

FERREIRA HOME IMPROVEMENTS Additions ★ Renovations Concrete Forming ★ Decks Garages ★ Bathrooms Ceramic Tile ★ Drywall Hardwood Flooring NORM, 604-466-9733 Cell: 604-841-1855

HOME ADVANTAGE Contracting Ltd


Call John 604-817-6093



POINT GREY ROOFING LTD. Established 1946

•• Cedar Cedar Shakes Shakes •• Flat Flat Roofing Roofing • Asphalt Shingles Asphalt Shingles ••Roof Maintenance

• Roof Maintenance

★ NO HST ★







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

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

NEO Roofing, since 2001 Roofing for Owners, Stratas, Merchants, GCs. (604) 754-3521

Residential & Commercial Renovations licensed - Insured - WCB

For Free Estimates Call Ryan 778.809.6677 Plywood Kitchen Cabinets & Refacing, Counter Tops • In business 50 years 604-879-9191

Superior Cove Tops & Cabinets

MONKEY TREE SERVICES Complete Tree Care 604.833.2479 Ny Ton Gardening yard & lawn maint. trimming, shrubs, hedging, new grass, etc. 604-782-5288

Canadian Home Builders’ Association • Four SAM Awards Best Custom Home & Best Renovation in Canada Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association • Six Georgie Awards

''Satisfaction Guaranteed''

MILANO PAINTING & RENOS Int/Ext. Free Est. Written Guar. Prof & Insured. 604 551-6510

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 WEST COAST ROOFING ALL TYPES, RES/COMM Insured Quality Guaranteed Free Est * 25% off Summer Promo til Oct 15th! 604-773-4451



Paving/Seal Coating

Since 1989

RENOS • REPAIRS 9129 Shaughnessy St., Van.


Rubbish Removal

JUNK Recycling/Removal Student-operated "Urban Removal Services." We take ANY junk upto 1-ton recycle what we can & have great rates + satisfaction! (604) 230-2310


Moving & Storage


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


drains, foundations, walls, membranes 604-618-2304/ 820-2187


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


Licenced & Insured Local & Long Distance Seniors Discount


BROTHERS MOVING & Delivery Local & Long Distance 604-720-0931 Best rates.

A to Z CERAMIC TILES Installation, Repairs, Free Est. 604 444-4715 cel 604 805-4319


Carpentry, Tile, Drywall, Painting, Flooring. 29 yrs exp. Free Est. Brad ★ 604-535-2526

10% Off with this Ad! For all your plumbing, heating & reno needs. Lic Gas Fitter, Aman. 778-895-2005 ★ 3 Licensed Plumbers ★ 66 years of exp. 604-830-6617 WESTMOR Plumbing Ltd Res/Com, Professional Service flat rate 7 days/wk 604-551-8531 Free Est - Lic - Ins - Bonded

COMPLETE RENO’S Res & Comm. Electrical, Plumbing, Flooring. WCB Ins. 604-600-1368 SOLUTION RENOVATIONS & Custom Homes - additions, kitchens, baths, decks, porches, structural repairs, windows, doors, etc. John, 604-817-6093 RJR CONSTRUCTION Renovations - Small - Medium - Large Projects, Design build & Custom Homes. Call 604-254-1760


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

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



1 BR + DEN, bright, Kits, Blenheim/Broadway, sunroom, insuite laundry & storage, gated prkg $1600. Nov 1. 604-220-5611 7th & Clark, East Van. Lrg 2 BR, hardwood, reno’d. VIEW. Av now. $1100 + utls. 604-218-7660



HOMESTAY Hosts Wanted Reach international homestay students with Easystays Direct. Free for hosts. Register at


Houses - Rent

4 BR, 2 up, 2 down, 2 bath, Dunbar, 23rd & Collingwood, 2 car garage, deck, granite, ss appl, hardwood, nr schools/shops $3750. Dec 1. 604-220-5611 VAN E. 3rd/Renfrew, 2 BR, 4 appls, garage, no bsmt. N/P. Oct 15. $1150/mo. 604-813-3672

Need help with your Home Renovation? Find it in the Classifieds!


Out Of Town

3 BR House furnished in beautiful Sidney, utils incl, mins to Ferry, walk to town, November-March rental, NS, 604-929-9700


Suites/Partial Houses

2 BR large, Victoria / Marine Dr, new house, close to bus & shops, $1100 incl utils, n/s n/p, avail Nov 1 778-551-2487

2 BR on main floor avail Now, inste w/d, hardwood floors, Kerrisdale, walk to shop/bus, ns/np, 604-738-9258 or 604-230-5522 E 65TH Ave/Fraser. Clean 1 BR, w/d. Near bus. $750/mo + 15% util. Ns/np. Immed. 778-998-6685 LARGE 2 BR Ste, vic of Kingsway/29th Stn, gas f/p, 1 bath, refs req’d, $1,000/mo + 1/2 utils, N/s, N/p, immed. 604-299-7550


Auto Finance

FIRST TIME AUTO BUYERS WANTED. Friendly staff will guide you through the process. 1-888-593-6095


Collectibles & Classics

1963 FORD FALCON Futura, auto, 6cyl, 2 door hardtop, low mlg, new paint and brakes, $7500 604-874-4397


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 Call 604-307-0201

1970 Jaguar E-TYPE In excellent shape and ready to go for sunny summertime driving. Too many upgrades to list. Pictures and invoices available. REDUCED - $64,000

1967 DODGE Cornet 500, beautifully restored, $25,500 obo, 604-946-2932, 604-916-9249

1971 CHEVY Suburban, 3 dr 350 automatic, body work all done, needs paint and interior, air cared. $4500 obo. 604-769-4799.

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

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

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


220-JUNK (5865)

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

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

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



Window Cleaning

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

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

JACK’S RUBBISH Removal. Household Junk Specialist! Friendly & Cheap. 604-266-4444


Tree Services


We accept Visa, Mastercard & Interac



1964 FORD FALCON 289, auto, 2 door, hardtop, totally restored, $6,900. Call 604-585-2397

ALLEN ASPHALT concrete, brick,

MASONRY and REPAIRS •Stone Walls •Bricks •Chimneys •Slate Patio/Sidewalk •Fireplaces •Pavers •Landscaping. Concrete all work. George • 604-365-7672


#3 - 8652 Joffre Ave, Burnaby

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

Stucco/Siding/ Exterior


1968 Chevrolet Corvette 427-390 Hp, 15,000 kms new engine 60km, 4 speed, matching no’s, New tires, brakes, clutch & shifter. $39,000. Call: (604) 758-1914

Find your car at

1976 MGB Roadster. British racing green colour. 4 speed. New top and carpet. Engine work done. $6,995. 604-591-8566 cont. on next page




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Collectibles & Classics




Luxury Cars


Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes


Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks


Sports & Imports

Collectibles & Classics 1991 ROLLS-ROYCE 60,000km all orig collector plate eligible, as new. $28,000 604-987-3876. D24627

1979 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe Auto,152,000 kms,asking $10,000 OBO. 604-492-2220

1992 PORSCHE 928 GTS, rare factory widebody, 103,000 km, all original, as new. $31,800. 604-987-3876. D24627 1981 LINCOLN Town car, signature series, stock, collector plates, $3500 obo 604-792-6367

1985 MERCEDES 500 SEL, V8 , 4 dr, heat lthr frnt/rear, s/roof, grt cond, recent work, RARE must sell $3000. 604-910-1139



1976 THUNDERBIRD, 1 owner, no accidents, serious inquiries. only. Call 604-465-7997

2006 CHRYSLER SEBRING TOURING (2.7L), 96,000kms, Fully loaded: auto, air cond., p/w, tilt/cruise, keyless entry, pwr. driver seat, am/fm CD, dual airbags, fog lights, new battery. No accidents / good cond. Asking $7,500 (Surrey) 604-715-7469

2001 CORVETTE Z06 black on black, absolute mint cond, 55k. Must sell! $32,000. 604-574-7629

2008 HARLEY D, Nighttrain, 110 11K, cost $31K, ask $20K, 604-847-9353 (Chill) after 5pm

2004 Jaguar X-Type Automatic 93,500 kms Excellent condition. $10,500 Call: (604) 786-0941 email:

2008 HARLEY D, Sportster, 1200low, 4400km, cost $14K, ask $10K, 604-847-9353 Chill aft 5pm

2006 FORD Fusion, 73,000 km, 4 cyl, grt cond, 2nd owner $8800. 604-852-0533 * 778-241-3528

2007 FORD Focus SE, 4 dr, AC, auto, pwr grp, 68k kms, $6500 604-439-9840 or 604-612-5122

9145 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! $86,980. 604-781-7614. 2007 BMW 525I, black, loaded, leather, sunroof, very clean, 130K, $24,900. 604-999-4097

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


1986 CHRYSLER TC Woody Wagon, Town & Country, all origional, loaded. $2,350. Consider trade. 604-534-2997

1986 PONTIAC FIREBIRD, red, v6, 2 dr, 50k, a/c, auto, exc int, 1 owner, $6500. 604-533-3191

1993 PLYMOUTH Sundance 126 K, 4 dr, w/hatch, 2.2L, $2400 obo. Great 1st car 604-809-6353

1997 BUICK Skylark GS, 170,000 km, no accid, clean runs grt, $1850 604-924-2608 1997 CADILLAC Deville, 4 door, 166K, blue, loaded, 1owner, exc cond, $5500 obo, 604-946-7039

2008 Chrysler Sebring Automatic 32,400 kms. Grannie summer driven. No accidents. Reduced price! $13,900. Call: (604) 820-1002

1989 JAGUAR XJS coupe, V12 159 K, pristine cond $7,500 obo. Priv sale, call Bob 604-986-8516 2001 TOYOTA Camry, auto, pwr pkg, exc cond, no accid, 150,000 km, $5,700. 604-724-4262

1989 PORSCHE 944 Turbo, white on burgundy, all rcrds, new exhaust, 5 spd, a/c, Ltd slip, great cond! $15,900 Call 604-943-0945 2005 FORD Focus Z, $7,888, 96K EH135959 Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

1990 Bentley Mulsanne S Flagship. Mint. 43k. Priv. Sale $25,000. 604 644 6061

1991 Pontiac Grand Prix 4 DR Fully loaded,kept inside,in family from new $2995.604-899-6119

2006 CHEVY MALIBU, very clean, auto, a/c, 4 cyl, 100k, runs good, $7,500. 778-855-5206

2011 Dodge Charger SE 1,700 kms. Very cool,mint,smells new! $24,600obo. Gord 778-300-2538 2011 FOCUS S SEDAN 4DR SDN silver $ 11,950 #1109552A WWW.KEYWESTFORD.COM 1-866-549-8503 301 Stewardson Way, New Westminister 3094 Westwood St, Port Coq 604 945-4999. 2925 Murray St, Port Moody 604 461-7995.


Luxury Cars

2010 Mazda3 $18,500 4 door,16,638 kms excellent condition (604) 710-9252

2007 BMW 335 coupe 62km 1 ownr, mint cond, leather, auto, sunroof, Sports Package & Prem Package $28,900. 604-6167727

2009 Audi Q7 3.6 Automatic 80,000 kms, silver ext, black leather int, sunroof, tow hitch, nav, bluetooth. $40,000. Call: (604) 913-9221


1987 JAGUAR XJS Cabriolet, 1 owner, lady driven, V12, ps, pb, pw, rebuilt ac, new tires, $8900 obo, Don 604-826-7012



2004 BMW X5 4.4i, fully equip, 131K, $18,888 Sigature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

1991 MERCEDES BENZ 300C. Auto, new tires. 111,000 km. Exc condition. $7,500. 604-786-6495

2004 GMC Yukon XL, auto, 244,000 Kms, 2WD, p/s, p/w, cruise.$8,350. 604-377-5751

1992 BMW 325i Auto 87,000 km, one lady owner, exc cond, no accid. $6,800. 778-8298663

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

1993 FORD Explorer Ltd. 6' lift on 35' tires, running gear danna straight front axel, fully rebuilt w/chrome molly inner and outer axel shafts, new universal & brakes, motor replaced with a newer less km V6 that runs great. All leather interior with power seats, $4800 obo. 604-220-0910

2005 Acura MDX 122,700 kms Excellent Condition, many nice luxury features. 3rd row seating makes this a very reliable and safe family vehicle $16,000 email:

1996 CHEVY Silverado 2500, extended cab, bed liner, cloth int, ps pb pw, incls tow kit, exc cond $4500. Don 604-988-0170

2005 HYUNDAI Santa Fe, 108K, Auto,air cond.,FWD, Hankook tires, silver. Clean, well maint. $10,500. Phone 604-792-4517

1996 JEEP Grand Cherokee, V8 auto, 178,000km, no accidents, 1 owner, $4,995, 604-290-8012

2006 BMW X3 2.5i Auto, 117,000 kms, AWD, Premium Pkg, $17,000 negotiable, Phone 604-760-3390

1997 LANDROVER Defender(s) 90, 5 spd diesel, mint, 60,000km, from desert $29,000 1-780-945-7945 or 604-926-7087

2006 Chevrolet Equinox LT Automatic 86,000 kms 6 cylinder,leather seats,sunroof,air conditioning 5x cd player 6 way pioneer speakers $12,250. Call: (778) 859-7204

1992 SUBARU Loyal S/W, 4 cyl, auto, aircared, pwr grp, exc cond, all rec. $1950 obo. 604-433-3039 1994 MERCEDES C280, 85K, grey, fully loaded, extras, exc cond, $10K obo, Ladner 604-940-6460 1994 MERCEDES E320. Silver, blue leather, 269K km. Aircared, 4 snow tires. $4,500. 604-521-0691 1994 PONTIAC Trans Am GT red with grey int., well maint., lady driven $4800. Serious inquires only. Ph 604-997-2583

Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes 1996 VOLVO 850, exc cond, auto, 165,000 km, + 4 winter tires on rims, $4,000. 604-986-4761

1986 HARLEY Davidson SLHTC, loaded with options, 34K km original, show bike, collectors plate, $13,000, 604-946-4553

1998 HONDA Goldwing SE + Champion Daytona 2+2 conv. sidecar, loaded, 36K, new cond, classic, $14,900. 604 945-0376

2004 KAWASAKI Vulcan Nomad 1500cc, Vance/Hines pipes, lots of chrome, heated storage, service records, 30,000 miles, new tires/clutch, lots of extra gear, $7500 firm. 604-761-7491 1999 SUZUKI Grand Vitara, fully loaded, 4 door, all wheel drive, white, $8500. Call 604-518-3166

SUDOKU 1989 BENTLEY Eight, Immac, 68,000 kms, gorgeous charcoal/ tan, no accidents, show winner $19,900 obo 604-889-2525

1990 Acura Integra 5 spd, very reliable,great on gas.Some rust but looks good in and out. 288k km. $1,100 obo. (778) 227-4999


1998 FORD F150, 4x4, auto, Triton V8, 4.6L, silver, trailer tow pack, 6 ft box, aircared. $3950. 604-255-5453

2006 Ford Freestyle Ltd Black leather interior - 7 Pass. 114K kms. LOADED WITH OPTIONS. $12,500. Call 604-786-6001

2003 FORD F250 4x4 XL $8500 obo, 187,000 km, auto, 604-323-3662 or 604-315-9384


2007 Ford Mustang GT Convertible fully loaded, automatic, 140,000km, local. $17,000. (604) 721-8411. 2008 CHRYSLER Sebring Convertible. Grey interior/grey exterior. Loaded, priced to sell. $10,900. Please call Richard, 778-222-0140 or 604-454-4000.

1989 BMW 325 is, 2dr, red, 5 sp, 1 owner, 210K, gd cond, loaded, $4200 obo, 604-946-8862

Scrap Car Removal

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 1981 FIREBIRD T-top 305 eng, auto, excellent cond. $7500 obo. More info call 604-924-1511

2003 ACURA MDX Touring, leather roof, $17,888. EH04650 Sigature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

2006 Ford F150 XL, 4X4, 5.4L, extended cab, seats 6, long box, canopy, A/C, 107K. $12,950. must sell! (604) 773-4235.

1997 JAGUAR XK8 cpe, black, blk lther int, 84,000 ks, full load, all records, DB7 rims, sport pckg $13,900 obo. 778-889-6557 1997 TOYOTA Camry LE. 4 drs, 4 cyl, auto, a/c. Well maintained. Aircared. $2900. 604-936-1270

2007 FORD ESCAPE, V6 XLT 4WD 3L, 64k, Exc.Cond. $14,300 obo. Must sell! 604-522-6877 2008 FORD Pickup Lariat, 49,000km, loaded + +, $37,500 Must Sell! 604-313-2763

2005 KAWASAKI EX500R Ninja, 16K, stored 2 yrs, 1 lady owner, $3000 obo, 778-788-8136

1997 ACURA TL, 3.2, 190K, 4dr, sunrf, srs/abs, exc cond, loaded $4900, 604-984-4229

2000 AUDI S4 2.7T, 6sp, 4wd. Black with black leather interior. Upgraded exhaust, turbos, and more. 219,000 km $9800 778-229-0283

2002 Ford Escape Black w/ Grey Auto, V6, 2 WD, A/C 6 disc Cd, 199,500 Kms Clean Good Cond. $6,500. (778) 772-5513

1993 Mazda MX-6 LS Automatic 171,000 kms. Restored. V6, Auto, AirCrd, Lady owned. Receipts, too much to list. $4,500. Call: (778) 689-6094

1997 Lincoln Town Car Signature 268K. $5,000 Call: (604) 316-2527 Great Car

2007 YAMAHA RI - Dark Red & Black - Double & Single seat cover - 12600 KM - Custom Front & Rear Lights - Twin Black Carbon Fibre Akrapovic Exhaust - Very fast and awesome, Mint Condition (Cloverdale) $7900 Call 604-788-0060 2010 TRIUMPH American Motorcycle, 900 cc, never driven, $8700. 604-533-4962 morn/eve

2009 MITSUBISHI Outlander XLS, $22,988, 74K EH04185 Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

2000 MERCEDES E55 AMG, beautiful, exc cond, 113K, price to sell, $12,900, 778-846-2933

2002 Nissan Pathfinder 172,000 kms, Chilkoot Edition, power everything, A/C, $6,500 Call: (604) 591-7526

2003 Nissan Xterra, 162,000 kms, 5 Sp. A/C Power Grp, New Trans/Clutch, New Exhaust, New Brakes, 17" Wheels, Tow Pkge. $7,900 Call: (604) 218-5460

2012 LEXUS RX350, V6, full loaded, 6/mo, no accidents, navi, rear camera, top model, 6 yr wrty, $52,800, obo, 604-925-3111

2000 TOYOTA CAMRY, 117K, 4 dr, grey, runs good, no accidents. $6,000 obo. 778-688-3315



Sports & Imports


Sports & Imports

2001 NISSAN Sentra GXE, 4 cyl, auto, 4 dr sedan, loaded 208 K km, exc cond. 1st $3900 takes. 604-924-9232, 604-805-5187

Sports & Imports


Sports & Imports

2007 KIA Rio 5, 5 dr, blk, 5sp, 1 owner, 72K, exc cond, incls winter tires, $7500 obo, 604-603-2548

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. 2001 Toyota Celica GT Auto 138,000 kms -many extras $8,950. Call: (604) 690-6235

2002 BMW 525i Agent maintained, 200,000km. Fully loaded, exc cond. $7K (778) 991-4001


2005 MERCEDES SLK350, $25,888, 69K EH59568 Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

2012 MINI Cooper Convertible, auto, black, fully loaded, 2400km, not a demo, cost $34,770, sell $32,000, 604-971-3179 2007 TOYOTA Camry LE, 4 dr, special leather, auto, 89K, f/load, $14,800 obo, 604-808-9518


2002 HONDA Civic, 4 dr sedan, auto, prestine cond, 151 K, fully serviced, a must see, asking $5400 obo. 604-852-3506

2002 HONDA Civic SI, auto, 2dr, ac, sunrf, 103K, exc cond, incls winter tires, $5800, 604-916-2634

2002-HONDA CIVIC Si G 199,000 kms, auto, aircared. NEW tires, brakes, & battery. $5,900. Call: (604) 626-1780

INFINITI G35 2003, exc. cond. power all,, 83,000 km. $13k OBO. Call: 604.721.4414

2003 INFINITI M45,excellent local, no acc, loaded, luxury, fast, auto, $12,500, 778-995-3862

2003 MAZDA Prote´ge´ 5, 5 spd, 140K km, new water pump, timing belt & front wheel bearings, sunroof, pwr windows, locks, cruise, aircared, nice cond. $7,000. 778-227-2010

2004 HYUNDAI Elantra 79 K km, 5 spd, 2.0L, 4 cyl, new clutch, a/c, loaded, $6500. 604-980-0051

2005 NISSAN Altima 2.5 Sl, rebuilt 4 cyl, very clean, 177 km, s/roof, loaded $6,000. 778-889-6166 2005 PONTIAC Sunfire 2 dr coupe stnd, 119,000k’s, $4800 obo. Ph 604-798-0767 lve mess

2005 VW CABRIOLET automatic, immaculate, no accidents, 85500 km. $9,999 obo. 604-341-6543

2006 ACURA 3.2 TL custom fully loaded, 300 HP 6 spd. 125,000 km on body, only 44,000 km on engine $15,500. 604-241-0357

1975 GMC Vandura 16,000 kms 1975 Camper Van, tires, brakes 60%. New gaskets, seals. $1,500. Call: (604) 758-1914 2007 Volkswagen Rabbit 129,000km Single owner. Fully loaded, sunroof, heated seats, 5speed $10,500 604-329-6735

2006 HYUNDAI TIBURON SE. 103K km. Leather, mint, sunroof, a/c, CD, alarm. 2.0 L, 4 cyl. No accid. $9600. 604-839-6253

2006 MERCEDES Benz SLK280 premium pkg, auto, low kms retract hard top, receipts since new, $24,800. 604-734-8861

2006 MERCEDES C280 4Matic, local, 1 owner, 63,000 km, immac D2467 $17,800. 604-987-3876.

19FT SEARAY, 165 merc inboard, w/trailer, runs awesome, $5500 obo. 604-817-9004

2000 Dodge Caravan 60,000 kms HANDICAP Van with Side Entrance Ramp. $15,000. Call (604) 294-6971

2009 Volkswagen GTI Golf. DSG/18" rims/leather/power S/R. New tires. 65,000 kms. Factory warranty. $21,600. (604) 731-9739

2010 BMW 328XI, AWD, loaded, metallic black sapphire with black interior colour, never smoked in, no accidents, auto steptronic $29,900. 604-821-0440, 778-242-5503 Serviced at Brian Jessel BMW

SAILBOAT/CS 27 Deep Cove NV. $12,000 Call: (604) 929-5278 email:


2010 VW Tourag, 39km, touch screen nav, leather, luxury pkg, trailer hitch, moon roof, push button start, very clean, no acc, $43,000 obo, call 604-351-5631

2011 NISSAN Versa, $12,888, 53K EH87924 Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

2004 JAGUAR X-type 102,000km, Auto, 2.5, V6, no accident $10,500. 778-862-6891

2002 HONDA Odyssey EXL, loaded, gray, new tires, 206K km Must Sell! Call 604-787-7335

2012 MAZDA 3 GX, power group, $15,888 Sigature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

2007 YARIS 4DR SDN AUTO pw pl green $7,888 #2791785 WWW.KEYWESTFORD.COM 1-866-549-8503 301 Stewardson Way, New Westminister

2012 MAZDA 5 GS, 2 to choose, fr $19,888 Sigature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

2009 BIGFOOT 30MH28TE Top of line, immaculate, loaded, low kms, $88,650. 604-230-7546

40’ MOUNTAIN Aire, Dsl pusher Like new. incl tow jeep. $79,000. Ph 604 795-9967

2006 ALFA Luxury Mtr Home 330 CAT Diesel Pusher, 6 new tires, 35,500mi. Equiped with everything, too much to list! Exc cond. $117,000. 604-767-3894 TOYOTA HIACE CAMPERVAN 90 2.8l deisel,auto, camp in comfort $15,400. 604-275-3443

1992 PROWLER 5th Whl, with hitch, needs fridge, good cond, $3500 obo, 604-992-5478

2002 WINDSTAR (Ford) 145 kms, good cond., $2975. 604-392-3909 after 4pm or all day wkends

2003 KIA Sedona EX 2tone silver /grey, 3.5ltr,auto, pw/ps, am/fm, cd, 5dr, 7pass, cloth seats, roof rack, 171K, $3900 604-820-0486



1995 FLEETWOOD Coronado, very low miles, new tires, sleeps 6, excellent cond. $13,950 obo, Call 778-822-2475 1996 31’ Motorhome retiring from RV’ing, exc cond, mechanically sound, all papers, loaded, Reas offers accepted. 604-746-5898. Abby

1998 SLUMBER queen 7.6’ Import camper 520 kg, new propane 2011, folding alum steps & hand rail, 3 brn stove, porta potti, forced air furn, hyd jacks - hold downs, pressure 50 ltr water/ 3 way fridge/freezer. Will fit short box p/u or import. Excl cond $4500 obo. Ph 604-858-5624 Chwk

14 ALUMINUM DURABOAT, 25hp evinrude motor, fishing rods, incls trailer, $4750. 604-519-0075

1980 SAN JUAN, 7.7, 5 good Sails, good motor furling, good condition, $5800, 604-568-2050

1982 COMMANDER excellent. condition Bowen Island, $18,000 604-947-92140

2007 CHEROKEE 18ft trailer, FULLY LOADED. Incls warranty. Sleeps 7, awning, f/bath, A/C, full size fridge & stove. Very light & easy to pull. Incls hitch & stablizer bars! $11,000. ★ 604-939-5002

2007 PROWLER 5th wheel, 32 ft, grt family rv, fibreglass, slideout, bunkbeds, air/cond, sleeps 8 $19,900. 604-824-1426

2008 Seville 38’ 5th. Top of the line-fully loaded. Winter pkg, 4 slides. $38,000. 604-870-4799

KEYSTONE 2 slide light low km, 2 qn beds, sleeps 8, ext kitch,$13,900 Call:604-988-1408

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

REC Trailer 0 kms restored like new. Sleeps 6. 18’ awning incl. $4,000 obo Call: (604) 255-7150

1998 NOMAD 5th Wheel 25 ft. 1 slide; Standup/walk around Bdrm $12,000 604-796-2866

1999 Jayco Eagle 5th Wheel 28ft Must see, in great shape. $8,400 Call: (604) 240-2793 or email:

PREVOST RV Prevost RV.8V92 DD w/ 5 spd auto trans. Low miles. $95,000. 604-313-6694

1989 19’ Bayliner Capri Blue, 2.3 litre IB Fresh water cooled Exc cond. Well maint. Lots of extras, c/w trailer . $4,695. 604-837-7564

2003 NEWMAR Dutch Star, 3 slides, 39’, 65,000mi, full paint freight liner Chassis, 330 Cat engine. Computer desk, solid desk oak cabinets. $73,500. Ph 604-846-5046 Chwk

1989 Prowler/Cooper 19’, 4.3 Merc. inboard, dry-storage kept, loaded, like new, $18,000 obo Call: (604) 921-9433

2004 TITANIUM model 32E 37DS, 2 slides, mint cond, 1 owner, $27,900. 604 535-8688

2007 FORD MUSTANG GT, fully loaded 22,000 kms, $29,500. 604-721-4228

2005 HONDA Accord, EXL V6, , 78,850km, $13,888 Sigature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

2005 FOUR WINDS Class C 30’ sleeps 7, like new cond, 132,000 km, $24,888 778-748-6874

1989 32’ Argosy/Airstream, 2 dr, rear bed, sleeps 6, well-built, gd cond. $8500 obo. 604-317-7886

2002 SIENNA 4DR LE gray $ 8,888 #2299506 WWW.KEYWESTFORD.COM 1-866-549-8503 301 Stewardson Way, New Westminister

2007 BMW 525i 88,400km Premium Pkg, loaded $21,900 obo. 604-532-9292

2004 MAZDA 626, black, leather, auto, ht seats, gd cond, 110k km, aircared. $8500. 604-440-4322


2008 NASH 25’ 5th whl, q bed, rear kitchen, 1 slide $19,000. Ph 604-792-2201 Chilliwack


2006 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT. 46,000 km. Grey. 4 drs, auto, p/w, p/l, leather heated seats, sunroof, mag wheels. Good condition! $16,000 obo. 604-240-9912

2012 MAZDA 2 GX, 2 to choose from $15,888 Sigature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108


2004 PLEASUREWAY Plateau M/H, Mercedes Benz diesel, Mi. 61,588K, Immac cond & loaded. $54,900. Ph 1-604-220-5005

2006 GEORGETOWN XL, 35’ 9', 3 slides, V10, 20k miles, tow car avail, $62,000 604-948-5048

2006 Honda Odyssey EX-L Well maintained, Perfect for Families. $13,900 obo. (604) 908-3323 2010 Ford Mustang GT Premium Manual 12,000 kms Limited Edition Roush Stage 3, 4.6 liter, 540HP, 510 ft/lb torque, warranty to 2016, mint condition! $46,000. Call: (604) 540-7036 email:


BOAT FOR SALE 17’ bowrider/ 144hp io/ready to go $5,000 Call: 604-703-0133 email:

2009 Suzuki SX4 Sport, Auto, 58,000 km. 4 cyl., Power all, $9920, @ (604) 845-0802 Chwk.

2009 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE/ BUG 35,500kms, automatic, fully loaded, sunroof mfgr., warranty car proof available, $16,500 serious buyers please, Call 604-836-1014.


2005 SIERRA 30ft 5th wheel. Slide. N/S. OBO $18,000. Call: (604) 888-7717

2003 CHEVY Venture, 7pass, red, good cond, 128K, incls snow tires, $3500 obo, 604-946-4725

2006 BMW 325i 79,000km Immaculate condition!! $16000 OBO - Moving & need to sell (778) 388-0007



1995 FORD Windstar Minivan,165,500km, air cared, gd cond, $2000, 604-347-8238

2002 C240 Benz, 4dr, auto, silver/ blk leather, lady driven, 280K, excl cond, $4500. 778 893-8151



2007 TRAIL Lite Model TL8230, Light Weight. New cond. 1 owner. Extras. $16500 604 224 4927

2008 31 ft Colorado RL 5th Wheel Private sale. 3 slides. 4 awnings. Rear living room. Mor/ ryde hitch and suspension. Like new condition! Check this video v=YdKBKukigg8 Asking: $27,000. 604-751-1573 2008 ALPENLITE 31ck Ltd Edition, 3 slides, ex cond, retail $80K, ask: $49,500, obo 604-814-5071

2008 ITASA SUNOVA 29R MOTORHOME 41,000 kms V10 Ford engine, automatic HD Shaw Direct satilite dish, 2 slide outs, Jensen entertainment 12 volt HDTV, viper alarm system, 2-80 watt solar panels, 2400 watt inverter, 2 awning curtains for back and side, front and side window shields, ducted air conditioning with heat pump, excellent condition ready to go. $69,900 Call: (604) 755-0423 or email:




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Oven Roasts


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Canadian Beef Triple “A”

/lb. $22.98kg

Assorted Cuts


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Grass-Fed Bee

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Sale Dates: Wednesday, October 10, 2012 – Tuesday, October 16 , 2012

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